OUR SPORTING WORLD
BY "RD?" HARRISON
and JAMES JULIAN
J. C. TANK TEAM
Last Wednesday the Junior College
swimming team bit off a little more
than they could chew when they took
on the fast San Jacinto swimming team
at the San Jac. pool. Led by Crate,
Barnett, Gardner, and Branum, the
South Enders took all the events except the 100 yard backstroke which was
won by Vernon Smith, Junior College
star swimmer. Coach Hodges had a
well balanced tank team, one which
will be a strong contender in the city
high school race.
The J. C. squad was rather hastily
organized with only a few having any
practice and none sure of what races
they were to swim in. Paul Gilder
has charge of the team; others on the
squad are Fred Aebi, breast stroke;
Curtis Dunk, breast stroke; Vernon
Smith, back stroke and dash; A. D.
Morgan, distance; Harry Matthews,
dash, and distance.
Under the direction of Leroy Dailey
and Paul Gilder, licensed Red Cross
life savers, swimming and life saving
classes have been organized among the
Junior College students. Classes are
held on every school day of the week
with the girls swimming on Tuesdays
and Thursdays, and the boys on tne
other three. A total of thirty-five have
signed up for the course of which one-
half are out for the life saving badges.
Dailey reports that the students are
making nice progress with many ready
to pass their tests. Coach French announced that the classes will continue
until the end of the term and are open
to all students interested.
Coach Archie French had a short
and unpleasant vacation last week
when he was laid up with the flu. It
was rumored on his first day of ab-
- sence that "Coach had a light touch
of influenza," but French hastens to
assure us that there was nothing light
about the touch and that he had a
darn hard wallop that kept him flat on
his back for three days.
ROBIN HOOD'S RIVALS
Classes in archery are the latest additions to the prograin of sports carried
on by the girls' gym classes; and the
Robin Hood spell seems to have hit the
male spectators as well as the gymnasts. Several of the girls are quite
adept with the bow and others are improving under the direction of Paul
Gilder who introduced the sport and
is directing the classes.
Bob Brahnam and Gladys Jacobs
staged an impromptu betting affair on
each other's ability with the ow.
Betting a nickle a shot, Mr. B. B. came
out loser and refused to pay his bet
claiming that it was all in fun. Whata-
One of the most promising swimmers
on the H. J. C. tank team is Vernon
Smith, former Heights star, Smith is.
built similar to Johnny Weimuller,
king of swimmers, having the same
wide shoulders, long arms, powerful
shoulders and legs, and possesing the
natural ability that goes with a good
swimmer. Given a few years to develop
his style and gain strength and experience Smith will go far in the aquatic sports. Swimming the 100-yar4
free style dash and the back stroke,
Smith has been the mainstay on the
J. C. swimming team.
Junior College's tennis hopes have
been in the hands of Bob Brahman and
Dick Marshall who have recently won
over the strong San Jacinto team. In
two doubles matches Brahnam and
Marshall, teamed together to turn
back Hoi den and Armstrong of Sau
Jacnto by the scores of 8-6, 7-5, in the
first match and 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 in the
final. The Junior College lads showed plenty of form in turning back the
No. 1 South End team and are rounding into mid-season form. H. J. C. j
will sponsor a tennis tournament soon
and lots of interest should be shown
considering the number of tennis stars
at the school. All players wishing to
compete in the coming tournament see
either Bob or Dick.
It is, indeed, very gratifying to the
sponsors of the first boxing tournament to know how popular the bouts
proved to be. At the conclusion of every match, the crowd showed their approval by hearty applause.
The Cougar wishes to extend a vote
of thanks to all participants who did
much to make the show popular. The
boxers were "Windy" Smith, Roger
Bell, "Killer" Marmian, Loo Lurie,
Allan Mills, "Coconut" Adams, Oscar
Conroe, Bill Spitler, "Tiger" Green,
Arthur Burns, Harold Bell Renfro, and
"Artful Art" Burns added much to
the humorous side of the affair. Burns
was scheduled to appear first on the
card, but when the tme to begin arrived, Burns was fully clad in his street
clothes. He vehemently refused to disrobe and attire in the customary fighting garb.
However, when six or eight fellow
boxers whispered words of courage and
confidence in Burn's ear, he decided it
was quite ethical to don shorts ir.
front of the female spectators. Burns
coyly said, "My hardest fight took place
before 1 got in the ring."
ABOUT LEON GREEN
When the boys were being matched
■ before the fights, Leon Green was told
who was to be his opponent. It seemed
that his adversary was not quite so
experienced along fistic lines as Green
Green stated his preference of meeting a more worthy opponent. "I don't
want to be at an advantage to anyone," said Green, "I would rather be
at a disadvantage myself than to hold
an advantage over anyone! And that
dear readers is what you call sportsmanship. It its fellows like Green that
makes athletics so popular.
Once in the ring, there is no stopping to Green. Front the opening gong
until the final bell the "Tiger" rushes
and nails his man with lefts and
rights to the head and body.
Here's what his opponent said of
"That guy Green is a human tiger.
He hits hard, clean, and effectively.
There is no stopping him; he is always on top of you shooting his dangerous left hooks and murderous right
crosses. That guy is good."
AMBITIOUS WINDY .
Windy Smith is one boy who sure
loves the game. After fighting three
fierce rounds with "Slugger" Tremonte, he fought the final go with
Bill Spitler. It seems that when wind
got around that Spitler was in the contest, several of the battlers fearing hs
reputation, headed for home and the
Spitler was rather disappointed in the
fact that he was not going to have an
opportunity to display his wares in the
ring. But Windy wanting to keep the
show running, agreed to tackle the
They fought three hair - raising
rounds that had the crowd on their
feet the entire length of the fight. Both
boys are crowd pleasers and showed
plenty of promise. They are due to do
big things along the great fite way.
In the semi-final "Bloody" Conro
and "Sissy" Adams were doing their
best to hammer each other into submission, but both are plenty clever and
it was quite a task ot accomplish. In
the last round both battlers were almost "winded" and the going had
slowed down a little.
Fred Aebi, Adam's manager, trying
to encourage his man shouted,
"Sock 'em Marion."
Harold Renfro was quick to grasp
the opportunity to insert a wise-crack
and said "Whatcha trying to do, start
500 SEE RING BOUTS
CY SHAW IN
Eight Bouts on Fight Card
"They were just a bunch of palook-
as," but they made a place for the
trophy of pugilism in the sport annals of Junior College. They being
the group of contestants who fought
in the second H. J. C. Boxing Tournament, Friday night, in the main San
Cheered on by a wild crowd of 500
students and visitors that packed the
gymnasium, the matches were reeled
off in fine style with eight bouts totaling the number of fights for the
There is a saying that the best is
always saved for the last and this saying held true in Friday evening's
fights. When two athletes, each weighing near 200 pounds, stand toe to toe
and slug for all they are worth, something is going to happen; and that
something did happen when "Silent"
Cy Shaw, 185 pound oil field roughneck, won a decision over Ed Candler,
200 pound man-mountain from Heights,
in the last and best bout of the night.
Candler started off using long range
blows with his weight behind them and
had the "silent one" stepping fast. But
Shaw had the goods and began to work
under the Heights boy's guard, tearing away at his midsection and throwing hard rights at his face. With the
first round a draw, both boys came
out of their corners at the start of the
second period a little tired but still in
good condition. Shaw started a smashing attack that cut Candler's face and
kept him on the defensive. As the
round progressed Cy was connecting
with heavy blows that had telling
effect and won for him the decision.
The Tremonte-Smith grudge fight
turned out to be a nip and tuck affair
after all. Tremonte had Smith badly
beaten at the end of the first round,
but the windy lad came back and
fought his way to a draw.
Loo Lurie and "Battling" Marmion
put up a great exhibition. Lurie got
the decision which was indeed hard to
judge. Loo kept the crowd laughing
wth his pet punch which consisted of
drawing his right backward and downward until the mitt rested on the canvas and then delivering his "haymaker" swing. When it found its mark,
the blow was effective.
Marmion's best asset was his clever
The first match of the evenng had
all the appearances of a fast bout.
Leon "Tiger" Green and Harry Matthews sped through the rounds and
did plenty of fighting. Most of the
bouts resembled a wrestling match with
the boys clinching frequently and
holding on for all they were worth.
Matthew's habit of catching Green behind the head with his open glove and
holding him made the "Tigerman" mad
and gave the fight a humorous touch.
All the arts of dodging and guarding
were demonstrated by Harold Renfro
in his battle with Irwin Urbantke. Ur-
bantke led the fight all the way although he landed only a few solid
blows and never had Harold going.
Renfro kept up a back-pedaling,
dodging fight, sneaking in a blow now
and then but being obliged to fight on
tbe defensive most of the time. Only
once or twice did the boys come together and fight, but in these few mix-
ups the fur flew thick and fast.
Art Burns proved the fact that a
man doesn't have to have strength to
fight but can rely on his nerves and
courage. In his fight with Oscar Con-
roe. Burns was plenty willing to fight
and the first round was fast and furious with both staging several toe to
toe slugging matches. At times Burns
would stage a quick rush that would
catch Conroe off his guard, but these
rushes had little effect as Conroe
showed in the final round when he began to lead the fight and work on
Burns. At the bell, Burns was pretty
well shot while Conroe was still going
strong, so the referee handed the decision to the capable Conroe.
In what promised to be one of the
best matches on the card Roger Bell
took on Bert Mintz, popular Houston
middle Weight', but the match only
went one round. Mintz was on the
receiving end of several hard blows
that cut the inside of his nose and
forced him to withdraw after the first
round. Up until the bell both had
shown plenty of form and had the
crowd on their feet.
"About what time does the sun set
in the winter?" queried the teacher of
The smallest boy answered: "When
our hens go to roost."
A Lancashire man, who was a great
rationalizer, fell ill. His messenger
was seen running down the street in
a great hurry, and on being asked
what was the matter, replied: "Mr. So-
and-So is ill."
"Then I suppose you are running for
"No," said the man, "we do not run
for the doctor. We cut out the middleman. I ame going for the undertaker."
Cohen and his family sat down to
dinner on Sunday. To his three boys
Cohen said: "Now children, which of
you would vant it a nickel instead of
meat for dinner?"
Each of the three decided in favor
of the cash settlement, so Mrs. Cohen
put the meat away. Then she brought
in the pie and put it on the table.
"Now my children," inquired Cohen,
"how many of you vant a nickel's
worth of pie?"
Old Lady: Where did you get all
those niekles, sonnie?
Windy: Down at the church.
Old Lady: Did you steal them, you
Windy; Oh, no; the minister said
that this money is all for the heathens.
Me and pa is atheists, so I took a handful.
To Mr. Henderson, our Education Prof,
In imagination our caps we doff.
Slow and deliberate, always reserved,
He never gets ruffled, he's never unnerved.
His infallible judgment seldom is
And he smiles to himself as he passes
Planning our assemblies—his specific
Most of them represent the acme of
He turns a deaf ear to the students'
"No reason for interesting programs,"
He subjects us to boring, long-winded
Not for entertainment, but the lessons
they teach us.
He feeds us statistics and similar bull,
Cramming our minds that already are
Now, in this brief span, filled with
struggles and strife,
"Variety," 'tis said, "is the spice of our
But it appears, thus far, by logical reasoning,
Our assembly programs have rather
Minister: "And how high can you
count, my little man?"
Any Pell: "One, two, three, four,
five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, Jack,
Queen and King."
Mrs. Dupre: "Dear, I saw the sweetest little hat downtown today."
Dean: "Put it on, and let me see
how you look in it."
TJhf first and
only time he ever
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INSTRUCTOR OF MATHEMATICS
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