Sept. 22, 1931
Dick Miles and I just got back from a show and as it is a little early to turn in I thought I would drop a line.
I'm beginning to see why I got so tired last year out for Frosh. The poor devils get worked to death. Two long hard practices, and what I mean is they are hard! On the Varsity there is only one practice and sometimes a morning chalk talk. Some difference. Then to the new men out for the squad don't get much work or attention. I got a good workout this afternoon though, our furst scrumage. I played on the goof field but had lots of fun.
Poor Paul sure has a tough time, but I guess he is better fixed than he has been for a long time. He is a good kid and ought to go places if he has a chance.
Well, I didn't get as far as I thought I would in this letter but I can't think of anything to say so I might as well sign off and go to bed.
No I'm not out of my new stationary yet, but I had this left over from last year so I thought I might as well get it used up
Thanks for sending up my cards.
Good night Dick.
Thos. Gould Jr. R. D. 2 Box 10 Ventura, Calif.
Richard B. Gould Box J Stanford University California
Oct. 25, 1931
First of all I want to thank Mom for the flowers. They sure were good! Rather are, they still are fresh and very lovely.
We are having a nice drizly rain right now and not quite as hard as the all day shower we had last Thursday. It should be a good day to study but as yet I haven't done much in that line, so I'm going to use this time to write a letter than finish my Psych.
I didn't see the S.D. Cal. game yesterday as after I got through working around the house in the morining Jack Murrieta and I went up to Ike Livermore's place in Ross, across the Bay in the Mill valley, and brought a load of wood back to the house in a Ford truck. Ike sure has a swell place, sort of a lodge ontop of a mountain, the lodge is really a manshion. Swell expresses it. We got back here at 10 last night and as a result don't have to work next Sat.
Standford had sort of a tough time in Wash. yesterday but I still think that they will give the Trojans something to think about. Here's hoping anyway. The Bears aren't a setup by anymeans so everyone is looking forward to two tough games. I guess that is right to.
Sis' girl friend seems to be a very nice girl and quite attractive. I'm glad they had a good time, we could have given them a better time with a show or something but we just had to take them right home and get back to study. That is what I have to do now. I have a slight suspicion that "Hell Week" starts next week. None of the pledges know though. I hope that it doesn't keep us here on the 7th. And I would like to be wearing my old pin when I come down.
The Goofs have their first game next Sat. against F. S. U. goofs. We will use S. C. plays as they are all we know.
Sorry to hear that the trees have red scale but now that they are being attended to I guess that everything is in hand.
Say hello to everyone for me and tell Grandma G thanks for the coppies of Gould's letters.
Thos Gould Jr. R. D. 2 Box 10 Ventura, Calif.
You will carry out the following instructions to the letter. 1. You will equip yourself with two penholders and points, a bottle of green ink, and two pads of theme paper. 2. You will not ride in cars, enter the Cellar, the Post Office, or similar places. 3. You will rise immediately when a member enters the room, and remain standing still until told to be seated. 4. You will be in your room at all times except when in class. You will observe this with particular care. 5. You will communicate with absolutely no one except Bob Marble, Norman LIvermore, and Page Edwards, either in the House or on the Quad. In class you may speak when called on. 6. You will go directly to your room when you come into the House. You will not come down to the dining room until the second bell has rung. 7. Commit to memory before Friday afternoon:
The songs indicated in the song book The Chapter Roll The History of the Cardinal Club The life of Samuel Bells The history of the Fraternity Famous members of the Fraternity and their accomplishments Read and Know thoroughly the Introductory Chapter in Baird's Manual
8. Provide Yourself with one oak paddle.
[letter] Richard B. Gould Box J Stanford University California
Nov. 15, 1931
Well, our football season is all over and I didn't get hurt. I have only a black eye and a very small cut over it as a result. This is the one football season that I haven't had a cut lip so I guess I'm getting to be a toughie. Incidentally we wone our game 25-6. Buck was the big star. He sure did well. John Bunn the line coach is a great pall of mine and I know he will give me a good start for the varsity. I didn't do much in the game but he said I played a nice game anyway so that helps. Well, that is all over now and I think that I will go in for a little wrestling next quarter to build myself up a bit. I'm going to talk to Bunn about it and see what he thinks.
My studies seem to be well in hand still. Warnings are coming out now but I haven't gotten one yet.
Thanks for telliing me how I stand financially, and also thanks for taking care of the Flowers etc. for Larry. She told me about it. I wrote her a note from here also.
My thanks giving vacation begins on Thurs. We have classes up to and thru Wed. and as I have a weekly Psych. ex on that day I can't very well ditch. I will probably start home on Wed. afternoon. I'll get in touch with Sis and see what her plans are.
Dick Strouse says thanks for the Nuts.
Well I guess I'll sign off now and get some sleep.
Dick. [envelope] Thos Gould Jr. R. D. 2 Box 10 Ventura, Calif.
[letter] Richard B. Gould Box J Stanford University California
Dec. 2, 1931
Just a line to let you know that I am a live and well. My cold is just about gone and I am gaining weight. I weigh 183 in cloths now. Not bad! I' sleeping very warm thank you so everything is fine.
There are only seven more days of actual school so you can see that I am plenty busy. I'm, all up to date in my work now but have to read Ben Franklins autobiography for Hist. some time between now and then. I sure hope that I hit my finals.
I'm going to Dixie'Ryall's for a party or something Sat. night, so that is more time lost. Well, we have to have some recreation. I went on that principle tonight and saw Touch down. It was very good. Not the usual football picture.
It tried to rain again today but didn't do much.
Thank you for the two bucks and ordering the Xmas cards.
Well I guess I'll sign off and turn in it is only ten thirty but I've been up late ever since I got back so good night.
Dick [envelope] Thos Gould Jr. R. D. 2 Box 10 Ventura, Calif.