“the holiday spirit is creeping upon us,” 1932

As we come to the end of one of the strangest semesters in Rice history, I find myself longing for a party–and I don’t even like parties. In 1932, they stayed up all the way until midnight (and don’t forget to tell your wife!)

Bonus: What can I say? The Circulation department is, as usual, way ahead of the rest of us.

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11 Responses to “the holiday spirit is creeping upon us,” 1932

  1. Gloria Meckel Tarpley says:

    Melissa, we’d all love a party, but they’re a few months off, it seems…. But, as always, your posts cheer all of us who receive them so once again we count you among the blessings for which we are thankful. Have a healthy and safe Thanksgiving!

  2. The party notice didn’t mention alcohol — I wonder if they served any?

    • almadenmike says:

      Since Prohibition was still in effect for another year, I’d think that no alcohol would have been served at this party.

      (On March 22, 1933, the Cullen–Harrison Act, legalized beer with an alcohol content of 3.2% (by weight) and wine of a similarly low alcohol content. The 21st Amendment, which repealed Prohibition (the 18th Amendment), was ratified on Dec. 5, 1933.)

    • Galloway Hudson '60 (Wiess) says:

      if they served alcohol, they were in violation of the Volkstead Act, which was not repealed until December 1933.

      What are “proliminary exams”? If that is just a typo. what are “preliminary exams”?

      • Clark Trantham says:

        The typewriter used had a broken e key. The middle part is missing so it looks like an o. If you zoom in on the image you can see the subtle difference between the e and o.

    • Bob Swanson says:

      Gotta wonder at the reference to ‘strong coffee’. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink.

  3. Kennett Simmons says:

    What sort of season did the football team have to generate the comments? Who was the coach?

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