Published Monthly by the
Students of Houston Junior College
of Houston, Texas
Editor Crawford Williams
Associate Editor Garland Sadler
Business Manager Wallace Banks
Advertising Manager Fred Mosk
Asst. Business Mgr Eugene Tadlock
Circulation Mgr. Eugene Jackson
Student Represent. Irvin Waldman
Sponsor May Bess Huberich
Honorary Advisor F. M. Black
Sports Jack Barker
Exchange Anna Ray Qualtrough
Society Mary Elizabeth Rigg
Assistant. Virginia Cronin
Club Alleen Pickett
Assistant Julia Luckie
Humor Pat Quinn
Assistant Shelley Jordan
April 30, 1928
tution that will rank with Yale,
Harvard and Notre Dame. Men
are the same everywhere—it is
the spirit that is different.
That school spirit is woefully
lacking is apparent to anyone
who uses his eyes for something
besides a facial adornment. Students attending athletic contests
are mere spectators- They should
be a live, vital part of the game-
They should be cheering the
team, sending rays of encouragement. Every gain should bring
as much elation as if they were
carrying the ball, every loss the
heartbreak of the man who
struck a stone wall.
Every man is not fitted to battle on the gridiron, the diamond
or the basketball court. Those
who win the coveted places are
fortunate—but every man and
every girl in Houston Junior Col
lege can furnish support by
And the support is a vital
thing in the intangible quality
they call school spirit.
Who'd want to play on a football team in the middle of the
Sahara desert, with the pyramids of Gizeh as spectators?
While someone wrote a poem
about the "flower born to blush
unseen and waste its sweetness
on the desert air," it did the
flower little good.
Think it over.—Ed.
DEFINITION OF "IT"
By Opal Beane
With apologies to William E. Schultz
If man could exist without pep,
would there be such facilities as we
have offered to us today? Would
there be any effort toward education ?
Would there be prosperity such as
The answer to all these questions
Then what is this IT—this will-o-
"Vigor, vitality, vim and punch
The courage to act on a sudden
The nerve to tackle the hardest
With feet that climb and hands
And a heart that never forgets
Sand and grit in a concrete base
A friendly smile on a honest face
The spirit that helps when another's down,
That knows how to scatter the
That loves his "College" and loves
By Virginia Cronin
The hop Friday night was a wow
and every one there had the best time
ever. The evening gowns presented a
veritable rainbow of color and were
in most cases advanced showings of
the season's latest modes.
Carrie Lee Sproles, who led the
grand march with Frank Arrington,
was truly bewitching in an exquisite
gown of cream georgette embroidered with gold sequins. Fay Nold was
charming in a delicate shade of cool
green ornamented by a shoulder
of contrasting color.
Annie Ray Qualtrough was most
striking in a graceful gown of heavenly blue; and her handsome
who was her escort, unknowingly
caused many an unsuspecting heart to
flutter. Guseman vainly looked for
someone to bounce, and then began
dancing with dainty little Nancy Lee
Wilson, too cute for words in a white
satin gown with American Beauty
roses ornamenting the shoulder.
What startling vision nearly
the eyes with its brilliancy? Why, it
is Mary Elizabeth Rigg, looking perfectly regal in a gorgeous white georgette creation with deep fringe. And
who is the dream girl in turqoise blue
taffeta and cream lace? Why, Mar-
jorie Draper, we might have known.
Anna Mae Woods looked unusually
beautiful, and Tessie Campbell was
most charmingly gowned. Madeline
Keith with her pascinating head of
curls flitted from one partner to the
other—a perfect belle. Mary Bond,
usually quiet and demure, surprised
everyone with her vivacity; she was
lovely! Florence Odom, in a gown of
delicate blue, seemed to be a special
favorite of Coach Bender.
Three Cheers for Coach.
Coach Bender wa3 telling Jessie
Jeter that he'd been hunting her all
evening. Where have I heard that
before ? Incidentally,Jessie looked most
quaint and charming in clouds of pink
tulle and long clinging skirt. And
Opal Beane with the best looking
flame-haired boy made the cutest
Julia Luckie, a vision of loveliness
in misty folds of blue and silver chiffon, looked serene and cool, while the
rest of us tried to. Janice Marshall
was a perfect picture with her lovely
auburn curls constrasting vividly with
her exquisite shawl of Nile green.
Oh, there's Wallie Banks handing
his special line to a girl in a green
dress. I believe she's falling for it,
Sweet tunes—how can I see every
one and dance, too? Oh, there's a
little girl in gobs of ruffles, but she
needs just one more.
Overheard during the romantic
strains of Diane: "I love the way the
boys talk down here."
"Yes, it must be that Mason-Dixon
line you hear so much about."
My, I am getting off my subject!
I must not forget to mention the
precious red figured chiffon with
heavenly pleats which looked so adorable on Seline Rosenzweig. And don't
you think Elsie Burr is chic in that
nobby little dress and hat? Ida Mehr
was unusually quiet, but neverthe-
Junior colleges of Texas have
manifested great interest in the first
issue of The Cougar and have shown
a spirit of cooperation in acknowledging our publication with letters of
congratulation A numb
of the exchange editors of the junior
college papers have sent us copies of
their publications, which have been
most helpful in giving us information
about the activities and accomplishments of the other schools.
The Kennel, published by the
Texarkana Junior College, shows
marked originality and the much desired feeling of co-operation existing
between the members of the faculty
and the student body.
The Wichitan is to be commended
for its interesting news items, its arrangement, and its worthwhile editorials.
The Scotchman from the Edinburg
Junior College manifests the journalistic ability of the students and members of the staff. In its account of
the numerous student activities and
programs during the first year of the
school, it serves as an inspiration to
other colleges to undertake big things.
The Bay Window from Muskegon,
Michigan is marked by unusual wit
and cleverness. We would like to
know if the wise Afghad Saffu will
consent to solve some of our love
Yours for bigger and better exchange.—Annie Ray Qualtrough, Exchange Editor.
To say "I Will," for you know
To look for the best in every man
To meet each thundering, knock-
Come back with a smile because
You have the best in the whole
And that's pep."
less fascinating in her exquisite Span
Virginia Cronin with her characteristic charm and poise, looked like a
Vanity Fair fashion plate in a perfectly
gorgeous evening gown of delicate
powder blue satin lined with gold
and artistically ornamented with
French flowers on the neck and skirt;
she could well be called "a daughter of
the gods; divinely tall and most divinely fair." Editor's note—Listen, boys,
don't blame Virginia for this; but
that's the way I felt when I saw her,
am I just had to say it. Shelley Jordan, despite the fact that she had
labored arduously the entire morning
over the decorations, was vivacious
and animated, and helped every one
have a good time.
Mi3s Huberich, radiant in a bouffant
dress of delicate green ojffeta, ornamented with French tapestry design of pink rose buds caught with
silver ribbon, was a divine chaperon.
Miss Topham looked most attractive
in a gown of green with gold lace
overdrape, and the exquisite old fashioned chain of dull gold about her
neck enhanced the richness of her
costume. Mrs. Harris was unusually
lovely in delicate georgette costume.
Are those the soothing strains of
Home Sweet Home—so soon? My, I'm
tired, but it's been a heavenly dance!
(Continued from page one)
The plot of the play concerns three
college graduates. Dixie, Rosamond,
and Ann, who, inspired with the determination to aid the college endowment fund, decide to open a tea room.
Through the efforts of Brian, an
admirer of Rosamond, they secure a
charming old home, the property of
Dallas Thorne, a wealthy young fellow who has been much in the public
notice on account of his engagement
to Gloria Sherwood,* beauty and belle,
who on the eve of the wedding eloped
with another wealthy suitor.
Dallas returns home unexpectedly
and is hired as a servant in his own
home by Dixie. He is not given time
to explain his position. Gloria has 3e-
(Continued on page four)
DR. BELIKOSE SERABELLAM'S
By Pat Quinn.
Dear Doctor Serabellam:
I go to the Junior College, but I
can't study or do anything because of
the girls—they won't leave me alone.
How can I keep them off?—Dudley Ellis.
First I would advise you to come to
school in a German tank mounted
with 4 big "Berthas." Upon your arrival, immediately don an electrically
charged suit of armor and other accoutrements of war-like appearance.
Next, have a six foot fence around
you with a moat outside of that (the
latter can be fastened on your shoulders with straps). Then fill the moat
with hot sulfuric acid. If this won't
keep the girls away, try taking a
warm solution of bichloride of mercury every night before retiring.—
Dr. B. Serabellam.
P. S. You may use this idea before
I have it patented.
What can I do? I refused Tony
my love and he is at death's door.—
Anna Mae Woods.
Dear Anna Mae:
See that he gets through, child, see
that he gets through all right.—Dr.
Chinese Laundryman: Me no speak
Johnnie Thompson: No, I guess you
speak pelican by the size of your bill.
We'll now hear from Broadcasting
Betty who will slay (we mean execute)
the Baker's song in a well-bread manner—nothing crumby.
There once was a girl aviator,
Who flew to the distant equator,
There a cannibal bold,
Named "Avi," I'm told,
Warmly welcomed the girl—(Avi-
What you need, Pollard, is an electric bath.
Not I, doctor. I once had an uncle
that died from one of those at Sing
WE WOULDN'T BE SURPRISED IF
By Shelley Jordan
Tessie Campbell were charged with
slander, due to her caustic, cutting remarks about all concerned
Guy Savage were charged with
cruelty to animals if we accept testimony from his dancing partners.
Elma Basquez were charged with
manslaughter. She slays 'em and lets
them lie where they fall.
Hilda Ellison were charged with perjury as a result of that terrible falsehood she told in English class.
Oliver Guseman were charged with
vagrancy. Will anyone who has ever
seen the young man in question act
though he had anything to do or
any prospects of ever having anything to do, step to the front?
Annie Ruth Moore charged with
blackmail or bribery. Ask Prof. Ander.
Fred Mosk and Eugene Tadlock
ire jointly charged with loitering.
Note the coffee expeditions between
Homer Ley were charged with conduct unbecoming a gentleman. Alleen
Pickett, demure little blonde, incriminated him with the statement: moonlight and roses, gondolas and what
have you ? Alone, and Homer just
Spring Fashion Note:
No dresses to be worn above the
Anna Mae, please marry me when
you finish school.
A thousand times, No, Toney.
And they lived happily ever after.
Mary Elizabeth: Why did you fall
for me, Geney dear?
Geney Dear: I don't know, M. E-,
I must have been unbalanced.
And now the ode to the poor Scotchman that bought a suit with two pairs
of pants and died before the first pair
was worn out.
1st College Student: There goes a
good young girl.
2nd Dumbell: She must be young.
One good thing about our class
president is that he never indulges
in intoxicants. He has water on the
knee and only takes anti-freeze solutions. *
'Tis rumored that Mr. Harris on his
first visit across the 'pond' to Gay
Paree, is said to have admonished the
Captain of the boat: "Oh, Captain,
don't fail to notify me when the tide
rises, so I may close the portholes."
Phunny Phil Philosophizes: "Stoutness is a state of being which is
eagerly desired by those who do not
possess it, and the removal of which
sought by those who do."
Before we get our grade reports,
we hope, afterwards—mope.
Garcia's trousers are made of burlap. He must be trying to develop
a little "Sack3 appeal."
Gypsy Maid: Wait, I tella your
Guy Savage: How much?
Maid: Twenty-five cents.
(Same Goof): Correct.
San Jacinto Cafe
1421 Holman Ave.
CocaCoIa 5c Ice Cream 10c
Munn's Barber Shop
917 Capitol A ve.
Prompt, Courteous Service
j Fresh Fruits & Vegetables
Capitol and Reisner
One Bill Folder
See Jack Winston
PARK RITE SYSTEM
Travis & Lamar
D. C. McINTYRE, Mgr.
In Houston's new theater district