Way back in the day the Rice athletics department used to produce a small annual booklet called the “R Book” which gave a brief rundown of each year’s sporting events. In 1921, in collaboration with the Student Association, they came out with an expanded edition that was meant to be used for recruiting purposes. It gives us a very nice look at my favorite thing—stuff that would otherwise slip through the cracks. Here’s what first caught my eye:
We might have one of those watch fobs in the vault.
Bonus: From a loyal reader.
And no picture of the watch fob?
Is that a pic of “the wall” in the Male Restroom in Rice Stadium prior to football coach Graham’s time?
And, Melissa, although I’ve mentioned the roadblock of the ’50s” before, it was never discussed. I saw a Student Council discussion of it on pp. 1-3 of http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth230982/m1/1/
(Forgive me if that NOT be correct.)
Where was the roadblock?
Is it a hallway in Abercrombie?
It sure is. It’s a part of the A hallway, until recently covered up by some lockers.
The lovely color scheme of the underlying unpainted brick is indelibly etched into the memories of generations of Rice EEs and ChEs
I knew Keith would get that one.
Is the roadblock referring to the one between Lovett College and the rest of the campus which was built to discourage traffic?
Jim and Gene, did you get a watch fob with gold medals ? where is mine ?
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