The latest strangeness: three times in the last two weeks questions have arisen about the vendors who worked football games in the stadium. Apparently this was a job sometimes (often?) held by boys and young men who in later years recall it fondly. I have no explanation for this. In any event, our collection of historical materials from the Athletic Department is extensive but I haven’t been able to find anything.
Then last night a friend who I’ll only call Citizen 635 sent me a photo that I could not identify. What might this mean and what is the Rice Athletic Association? It turns out that as a lad he sold Cokes at the games. This was his vendor badge:
I still don’t understand what the “Rice Institute Athletic Association” was but what the heck. If you do, please let me know.