Editor Crawford Williams. Jr.
Associate F.ditora Garland Sadler. Hill Jeter
and Paula Holland
Kenneth Jones and
Assistant Business Manai
rer Kugene Tadlock
Circulation Manager ....
May Bess Huberich
Honorary Advisor . .
F. M. Black
. Richard Ragland
Exchange Annie 1
lay Quarltrough and
Mary Elizabeth Risg
Art . Kalhryn Jackson
and Carol! Canatella
(Editor's Note: A series of three
articles on the subject of "School
Spirit," will appear periodically, in
hope that a greater feeling may exist
at Junior College.)
In the college's second year of athletics, rapid strides have been taken
in the physical education of the students. It has been raised above the
high school class and given a college
air. The reminders of high school
days are becoming obsolete on the athletic field and the pleading of the
coach to "Forget your high school
stuff, you are in college now," is beginning to take effect. Nothing is
more amusing, or disconcerting, than
to have a college man remind us of
what he did in high school.
You are in college now, make a
iiame for yourself, don't live on your
The majority of the student body is
composed of transfers, students who
have witnessed, and been a part of
""university and college athletics. It
takes no editorial to bring back to
their minds the spirit that prevailed
at these contests. No thrill is comparable to that of singing the college
"anthem"' before the kick-off of an
important football game. Those of
you who have displayed spirit flor
your school, fought for it, cheered for
it, lauded it to the skies, remember
that the college you attend at present
is worthy of these affections, or your
name would not appear on its rolls.
The value of "school spirit" needs
no further proof, it is apparent; but
the spirit of Junior College needs further proof, and it is not apparent. We
have no school song, no organized
rooting section, merely the high school
attitude of crowding the sidelines and
making "wise cracks." When the student body realizes that spirit is a
credit to themselves, as well as their
College and team, Houston Junior College will soar to the top—a junior
college to which you will point with
As the final note to this first installment on "school spirit," we wish
\o congratulate the Pep Squad. It is
the first real move toward a real display of spirit. There is plenty of
room for improvement in the individual display of spirit, both off and on
the athletic field. If for some reason
you are unable to take active part in
athletics, help the team and your college by attending the games and entering into the spirit of things. Above
all, speak well of your school athletics,
for if you don't, who will? You are
a part of Houston Junior College,
don't lower yourself by belittling your
college or any part of it.
A good thought, well expressed, is
often a source of inspiration to thousands whom the author never sees.
A husbands* first idea is to protect
his wife, but it slowly dawns on him
that he'll be doing well if he protects
MEMORIAL TO COACH BENDER—
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itself. He was an individual; there
was but one Coach Bender.
Life to him was one of potential energies. Few know him or loved him
more than those boys with whom he
labored upon the athletic field. Despite his years he was the hardest
player on the team. Before the game
we were to him a bunch of pink tea,
a bunch of ragamuffins. After the fray
he called the team about him; there
was a tear in those deep blue eyes and
a tremor in his voice. He told us that
some time he might seem to be severe
yet that he was not, that we were all
his boys, and that one was as good as
another. Yes, we were his boys and he
was our coach, we understood; and
thank God we would rather have been
■a ragamuffin under our fighting lit-
tile cornhusker Johnnie Bender than
an All-American with anyone else.
A thousand times we have heard
him repeat these words, "Football is
played from the heart," and thus did
he play the game of life. He was a
true gentleman and sportsman. In victory he was modest; in defeat he was
submissive yet not discouraged. Men
knew him, men loved him.
To the Ruler of all Creation, to his
parents, to his family and to the University of Nebraska, his Alma Mater,
our heads are bowed in gratitude for
his life, and in sorrow at his passing.
He is gone, yet his courageous spirit
shall forever perpetuate within the
hearts of men. We shall always remember him as a great athlete, a noble
gentleman, a builder of youth, a mold-
er of character, and a true friend.
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ference. In his last year at the University he had the honor of being
elected captain of the track team.
Some of his many outstanding performances are a 23 foot, 5 Jich jump for
the Southwest Conference record and
a 23 foot, 1 inch jump for the Southern
Coach Smith was elected to many
honorary organizations while at Texas.
He was for two years a member of the
honor council. President of International Relations Club, an honorary organization, President of the Graduating class of 1926-27, Member of Pi
Sigma Alpha, an honorary social and
political science club;, mfember, Phi
Sigma Delta, an honorary national
athletic organization, as well as many
Coach Smith is not without experience as an athletic director, having
turned out successful teams at Terrell
High School in 1923-24. We feel that
under the competent direction of
Coach Smith, the Junior College is
assured of successful teams in all athletics.
JUNIOR COLLEGE IS—
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over that of last year. The enrollment
of one year ago stood at 370. Of this
number more than 70 per cent have
returned. This is indeed a remarkable
showing as the return of old students
is seldom so large in junior colleges.
The administrative authorities are
greatly pleased with these reports and
are loud in their praise of the success
of the institution.
During the first year of its existence, the Houston Junior College ranked second among the junior colleges of Texas. This includes both
state, church and private institutions.
At this time the Houston Junior College was in its first year and was only
a hopeful experiment, while the leader John Tarleton was a state supported institution and a regular branch of
Texas A. and M. College.
A large percentage of the transfers into Rice Institute were made
from Junior College students. Full
sophomore credit was granted in all
Engagement and approaching marriage of one of our former students,
Miss Edna Hudson to Mr. Alton Crawford as been announced.
Miss Hudson, a freshman, was editor of our new science paper, "The
Cougar Scientific Weekly."
The wedding is to take place at the
home of Miss Hudson's parents sometimes during the month of January.
Freshman girls were recently entertained by members of the Pep Club
with a tea at the home of Elma Bas-
quez, 2501 Blodgett.
Receiving with the hostess and her
mother in the living room were Mrs.
Bender, Mary Elizabeth Rigg, and Julia Luckie. In the dining room, Cecilia Basquez presided over the punch
bowl with the assistance of Alleen
Pickett and Ruth Watford.
In the living room, the black and
gold color scheme was carried out effectively in the placement of tall baskets of golden chrysanthemums, and
huge bowls of Biack-eyed susans,
while pink and green predominated
in the dining room. Pink radiance
roses and coral vine enhanced the
beauty of the room in which tall pink
candles in silver holders were burning.
The table was lovely with a centerpiece of pink roses and coral vine.
Numerous guests and members of
the faculty called during the after-
instances where the requirements were
fulfilled. Numerous students of last
year will be found enjoying the privileges of sophmores at the University
of Texas and Texas A. and M. College.
Such acceptance of our transfers is
The projspects\for a large enrollment
during the coming semester is very
bright. The homesick student, the
boy with the broken pocket book and
the high school student who thought
college was all play will be back in
town to start things anew.
Next year the enrollment of freshmen should be the greatest in the history of the school. At the same time
we will send out our students to major colleges and universities all over
the land. The Houston Junior College
will be well on the road to being
the greatest institution of its type in
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wilfully ignores the taxation is termed
a "dead-beat,'" one whose interest of
self has exceeded his interest of
school. Of course there are those who
can not afford the expenditure, but
they are given an opportunity to make
amends if they wish-
In our own college about 140 out
of some 450 students have paid their
blanket tax. And yet there are those
who wonder why Houston Junior College has no more spirit than it has.
Here lies the opportunity for those
who are working, and have the money, to show their school spirit. Those
who can not afford it, may take part
in athletics, and are urged to do so.
This is the first year H. J. C. has
availed itself of the blanket tax, and
the tax was made unusually small in
comparison with senior colleges and
universities. At Rice the tax is
$16.50. Texas is a larger institution
and has reduced her tax to $10 a student. At Junior College the tax is
$5, really a small sum between "spirit" and "dead-beat."
Ida: Paul asked me for a kiss last
Louise: What did you say?
Ida: Same old thing.
Louise: What did he do?
Ha: Same old thing.
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their feet. Blinn seemed to do the
same thing with the Cougars in the
first half of the game, but during the
second half the Cougars retaliated and
held them to their score. The boys
figured out Blinn's style, it seems,
and we believe the affair next Saturday will have a different result.
However, we must keep in mind
that Texas freshmen fell before Blinn,
the first time in eight years that they
have been beaten. Allen Academy
has been the only stumbling block for
the Memorial boys, and that score
was only 7-G.
But nothing can be determined by
putting scores on paper, for after all
it is up to the teams, and our team,
if given the proper support, promises
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its approval by the enthusiasm for
this, the first big dance of the season."
The "Collegians'' dance orchestra,
popular musical aggregation, has been
secured to furnish music for the affair
from 9 p.m. till?. This orchestra made
its initial appearance before the college this year at the gym dance given recently.
The dance will be known as the
"College" dance and a special effort
wtll be made to acquaint^ both the high
and low seniors of the local high
school with Junior College social life.
Students of all high schools of the
city are invited to attend.
Junior College freshmen have challenged the sopomores to a ticket selling contest, the winner of which is to
be given a dance by the loser in the
BILL JETER CHOSEN—
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mately two-thirds as many votes as
Since being installed in office Jeter
has organized a social committee
which will guide and direct the social
activities of the college for the ensuing year.
Jeter demonstrated his appreciation
of the honor accorded him by planning and carrying to a successful
completion an informal "get-together"
dance in the college gymnasium.
This dance, coming as it did at the
beginning of the term, served to drive
home to the new students the welcome
the old students felt for them but
were handicapped in expressing.
At present Jeter is devoting all of
his time to making plans for the Association dance, to be held at the University Club, November 24.
Jeter had the distinction of playing
quarter-back on the Junior College
football team during its first year of
existence and lettering at that position. During the football season Jeter
was the only man who never lost a
While attending high school Jeter
also lettered in football and was regarded as one of the best defensive
ends of the city.
THE PLACE TO LEARN
"How can a chap acquire the habit
of Bleeping In a chair?"
"Sit In classes at college for a few
She—How did you ever get so
Tom — Exercising lilc* this—with
Much discussion at the meetings
centered around the selection of the
society pin and one which is said to
be of unique and distinctive design has
been selected. Students will be able
Jo judge for themselves as they are to
be seen on the campus at an early
Charter members of the society are
Eugene Tadlock, Bill Jeter, Crawford
Williams, Frank Ladin, Fred Mosk,
Walter Scarborough and Carroll Canatella.
TO THE SUB.
They cry of "Grange and Oberlander!"
Of "Friedman and Marek!"
But where's the cry for the battered
Who gets it in the neck?
Who is it works for three hard years
In seas of mud and water,
And all for naught, although he's
He never plays a quarter!
It is the lowly substitute^
God bless his unknown name.
For him the busted arms and ribs—■
For stars—the praise and fame.
SOPHS ADOPT PLAN—
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adviser, is to appoint four members
as a cabinet to assist him in his duties
as head of the sophomore class.
Cabinet members selected by the
chairman, however, must be approved
by the sophomore class.
Sophomores declare that this plan
of organization is better fitted to the
present needs of the class than the
old method whereby a president was
forced to carry the burden of solving
problems, with which he was unfamiliar, without an advisory board.
Mr. Harris: And what will you be
when you grow up my son?
Freshman: A man.
Portia: Why don't you use your
head when you out with a boy?
Evelyn: I'd rather use my neck.
Boy, what kinda seegar is dat you
Nigger, dats a quarter seegar.
Quarter nothing. You never pay no
two bits for a seegar.
I din't say nothing about dat. De
boss ge smokes three-quarters and I
smoke a quarter.
Miss Huberich: Tell me one or two
things about John Milton?
Dudley: Well, he got married and
wrote Paradise Lost and then his
wife died and he wrote Paradise Regained.