Looking in a place I’d never looked before I found something that took my breath away.
During World War II the Association of Rice Alumni tried hard to stay in touch with alums who were serving in the military, keeping tabs on their whereabouts to the extent possible and supplying them with current Rice publications, as well as maintaining records of Rice war service. The responses of our sailors and soldiers found their way into a large file folder, which I stumbled across last week. Here’s one of the questionnaires:
And here’s a remarkable response from Captain T. H. Jackson ’40, who found time to complain about the “damn Aggies” even as he heard the planes coming:
Here’s Captain Jackson as a Rice senior:
I’ll have another one tomorrow.
Bonus: There’s a tremendous amount of pipe being put in this summer.