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Business Manager ... .. . Everett H. Kendall
Circulation Manager .... Harry Seaman
Faculty Advisors ... Fred R. Rlmoy. Wallace H. Miner
Sports . ..Martin Lowe
Reporters: L'ewellyn Ross, Lucille Cafcalas, Harold Wood, Frances Baty,
Evelyn Cochran, Gordon Davis, Ruth Dermody, Lois Duff, Maurine Edminster,
Milton Cohen, Scott Hild, Ethel Mercer, Loi8 Harrison, Beatrice Hamilton,
Montford Inman, A. C. Irwin, Fay Laurence, Pauline Ault, Opal Beane, Chap-
pell Freeman, Rubye Tunnell, Jane Wltherspoon.
THE FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHT
A great college in a great town—that is the present situation
with regard to the Houston Junior college. Let us see what
some of the reasons are for this state of affairs.
Houston, in ten years, has grown to the importance of a world
port—the seventh in importance in the nation. Its development,
from a rather insignificant, medium sized town to the city it now
is, has attracted the attention of the nation and the world.
Houston Junior college is a fitting institution for such a location. Five years ago it was merely a dream in the minds of
some of Houston's most progressive citizens. Today it has an
enrollment of over seven hundred students. Its instructors are
of liberal training and wide professional experience. Its students
are mainly purposeful young people who are earnestly preparing to take responsible places in the commonwealth. Manv of
them are employed outside of school hours, thus earning their
way as they progress with the college. Already there is a movement under way to make the school a standard four-year college,
a thing that Houston needs.
With such a school and in such a city, the students may well
feel a deep sense of pride. During the growth of young colleges—as with young people—there is a period of adjustment, of
seeming awkwardness; a vigorous time of adolescence just prior
to the coming of a more mature life and judgment. Houston
Junior college could scarcely be expected to avoid such a period
of growth; yet, due to the skillful understanding direction of
its leaders, it is passing through its "growing pains" with comparative ease. Adjustments are made with little friction, and
the rapid growth presages a quick blossoming to maturity. The
future for Houston Junior college is bright.
GERMANY IS FREE1 Wedding Bells
SAYS HiC STUDENT:
* THE GAME
Autumn leaves have begun to fall and the air has that faint
tinge which puts real manhood's red blood a-tingling. It is the
time of year for one of the best loved of all national games.
The dull thud of the pigskin on booted toe and the meeting of
human flesh on flesh resounds from all the playgrounds of
Football is a game liked or loved by all classes and ages. It
is loved by those who love it with the fervor and devotion of
a strong heart. The game is played for the honor and the
glory bestowed upon the players by a sophisticated public or because of an intense, overpowering attraction that amounts to
worship on the part of those intimately associated with it.
This sport of sports, which comes upon us in the' autumn like
a breath out of the age of jousts, trysts, and battles of blood,
is replete with thrills that hold the spectator spell-bound until
the final whistle is blown and sends him on his way happy with
the sheer joy of living. •
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this year, and how they are swinging
into l'ne like real freshmen? They
are good sports, and the sophs are
expecting a lot fnom them. Keep
the right spirit, freshmen!
The assemblies have been a little
noisy, but what can you expect right
here at the first with everyone still
trying to get adjusted and with several hundred freshmen learning
something new? Give us a chance
to show that we are willing to abide
by the college rules!
The "fish", the "sophs" and the
"profs" are a great lot. There is a
lot to do, but watch our smoke!
We're all going to put H. J. C. on
the top where it ought to be.
Opal is just bubbling over with
enthusiasm and energy and optimism.
Let's all get a little of this real, honest-to-good ness joy out of living and
being college students. It's much
more fun than being dogmatic old
dogs who know only that the sun
rises and sets, 'cause really it
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and is looking forward especially to
the annual freshman ball inaugurated
by last year's freshmen.
Mr. Wallace H. Miner, history in
structor, is to sponsor the sophomores for the fourth consecutive
year, Mr. Miner real'zes that sophomores are fulL-fiedged colege students and that they have won for
themselves a respect and admiration
that is deserved.
.Mi. Miner says that each succeeding year sees the sopl oiimrt class
contribute more than its share to the
building up of a background for the
future college of Hot.-Mn. This
yeVr's class will be no exception,
says the sponsor of the class.
FAMOUS COWBOY BAND
PLAYS DALLAS STATE
FAIR OCTOBER llth-19th
The Simmons University Cowboy
band of Abilene, Texas, will play at
the State Fair in Dallas during the
rodeo that will be staged at the
Stadium. The rodeo opens October
11th and closes October 19th, furnishing a solid week of thrills.
The Cowboys have toured England,
Italy, France and Germany, where
they gave a series of concerts. The
Cowboy band plays all the large rodeos of Texas and is often invited to
attend national functions. During the
summer just past they serenaded the
President on the lawn of the White
House. The band played at the rodeo
given in Houston on May 10th to
18th. Professor Wiley is director of
"LULU" PHELPS, what happened
to the little auburn "calf'catcher?"
Johnnie Frank seems to have a personal interest in it at present, judging from the "For Sale" sign. Anyway, we like Packards better.
Boastful is dapple CECILE TAYLOR over her anticipation of the R-
S. Sterling for Governor campaign.—
(Paid political advertisement.)
A deluge of tears falling from the
uncrowned brow—or is it crowned?
—of beautiful but — pretty (fooled
ya!) MAURINE EDMINSTEK. Some
wise bird has it that TERRY RUSS
is the "Dux vir facti." (Latin books
may be procured from Professor
South or thereabouts—while the
brushing will have lo be done by-
no, not Fuller—but by thee).
Proud indeed is "SOAP" McGINTY
over his immaculate pose upon emerging from grammar school—and long
panis, too! Cover my optics!
Erratic and winning are BETTY
GROENLUND and* NORA LOUISE
CALHOUN, in no hurry lo get to
There's ALBERT KINDEL, the
"chic" little slime from Rice, gloating over the blondes, brunettes, and
red-heads he rated "fish nite."
Sophisticated and cheerlu I—
HELEN LEE DAVIS (in the flesh—
or is it Hash) bating the hook—and'
there seems to be a regular catch,
Latest Bulletin: If all the admirers of "CY" SHAW were ostracized,
Houston wouldn't be Texas' largest
city! Don't crowd, girls!
HOWARD "DOUG" GRAHAM with
his persuasive smile, masticating his
gum and impatiently waiting for
seven bells or is it belles?
Did'ja ever notice that darlyn'
semi-blond from Louisiana whose interest is now centered in the one
and only HARVEY RICHARDS?
Well, we found out the name—and
Its ELEANOR STANDFIELD.
Disappointed is IRENE CAFCALAS over the latest attachment—
or it it a fixture?—yet in duo they
meander through the halls—gassoo!
Law has its attractions!
Dumb, yet virtuous, is DALLAS
HOLFORD, always a booster for
anything—provided you find him feeling—! Don't be alarmed girls.
Passing the circus the other day,
who should we see gulping down red
soda pop but the inimitable "BILL"
There must have been a recess in
heaven, judging from the angelic-face
of our amorous and enticing GENEVIEVE WELDON,—known and loved
And, gang! there's the walking
barometer, JAMES MORRIS, predicting cold weather and a good football
Such a likable pair are JOE PEA-
BODY and ANNA LOU ELLIOT.
Members of Junior College Bran
team complain that they can get no
one to compete wtih them. Well
studes, there's always BILL JETER.
One of the best sports around here
is HAZEL TAYLOR, president of the
Cougar Collegians. To know her is
to like her.
"I flrade by the curve syetem.,"
says PROFESSOR VANZEE, as he
glances at the row of beautiful co-eds
in front of him.
Gee, lookit the UP bundle of pep-
Dainty strolls lil' ROSE MARY
LAWRENCE, having from San Ja- |
Dr. Stanley Reeves Block is studv
ing optometry in several of the Important cities of Europe. Not taking
life in tbe simple easy-going way of
many people of that country, but ever
on tbe American rush, he finds time to
pen a line to his friends at Houston
Let's return the compliment by
sending him greetings to which he
will reply and we will see some of
these picturesque stamps. His letter
comes just in time for our first issue, being dated September 13, 1930.
My dear Mr, Miner:
Your good letter reached me in
Berlin some time ago, and I would
have replied sooner but have been
trying to make every minute count,
so have found little time to either collect my thoughts or set them on
There are so many phases to so
broad a topic, one does not know exactly where to begin. Europe 1b like
a large mirror, it presents us with a
reflection of the side we turn toward
it. Many with whom I have spoken,
have come here seeking various
things and each has found the thing
I believe William James said: "In
all human beings there is but little
difference but this little difference is
highly important." And so it is with
the Nations. Life in Europe is not
vastly different from lite in America.
But the difference is important. In
America we have political liberty and
personal slavery, while in Europe the
reverse is true. But maybe I should
not get too deep into politics.
It is rather interesting to note the
effect this has had on the people. Let
me narrow down now to Germany. Until the last war (we hope) Germany's
people knew no political freedom
whatsoever, and yet each bad all the
personal liberty in the world, and
still has for that matter. We all recall the story of the mill of San So-
clci. That story is, to my mind typical of the German Europe. And this
Empire has raised a people, orderly
and law-abiding beyond the concept
of the American mind. And ther*
are many men in Germany and the
rest of Central Europe who long for
a restoration of the old order, which
brings on more argument.
Among the things I have seen
which I think particularly worthy of
note here, is the Institute for Foreigners of the University of Berlin.
The purpose of this institute is to Instruct foreigners in the German language so that they may either return to their native land and teach
German, or continue their studies in
Germany at a German university,
During the summer, while I was In
attendance, there were men and women from 37 different nations, nearly
400 in all, enrolled.
This institute under the able leadership of Dr. Kartzke and Dr. Remme
is an outstanding success. Men and
women come here without a word of
German and in a very few short
months are able to continue their studies advantageously in German. It Is
surprising how' much German language can be instilled in so short a
time. When I realty have time to
collect my thoughts I will write more
of this, for it is a worthy example
from which I feel many American universities could learn much.
I hope this letter Is along the lines
you wish and you are certainly at
liberty to use it as you see fit.
Please remember me to all my friends
at H. J. C.
Stanley R. Block.
After a rattling discussion as to the
proper uses of will, shall and other
such atrocities in a freshman English
class, the following was submitted by
Since will Is would
And shall is should.
Should I use shall
Or will or would?
But will or would
Or shall or should,
I shall use should
Since will is would.
Miss Agnes Mae Kluppel, and Leo
A. Lungsdorf were married on Thursday, October 9, at the Holy Rosary-
church. The bride graduated from
Houston Junior college in 1929. She
is Ihe daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo.
Kiuppel, 20 Sunset Drive, Houston.
During the past year she has been
doing part-time teaching in the Houston public schools.
Mr. Langsdorf attended the Alamo
Business college of San Antonio. He
is at present a clerk in the civil
court of the Alamo City. Mr. and
Mrs. Langsdorf will reside at 1414
McKinley street, San Antonio.
The marriage of Miss Helen L.
Bolt and Josef Matela, Jr., took place
March 6 at the home of the bride's
parents, 2211 Louisiana, with Judge
■Campbell Overstreet officiating.
Roth these young people have been
students at H. J. C. The bride is
employed in the children's department
of the Houston Public Library. Mr.
Matela who attended the first year
of H. J. C. is employed by the Loose
Leaf Supply Company of Houston.
Mr. and Mrs. Matela will make their
home at 1423 Arlington street, Hous-
Miss Mary C. Marrs, one of the
first year students of H .J. C. and
John F. Weinzierl were married June
111 at Christ Church, Episcopal, the
Rev. James S. Allen, rector of the
church, officiating. The bride is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. M, N.
Marrs of Austin. Her father has been
highly regarded as State Superintendent of Public Instruction, and he has
done nation-wide work for the Parent-Teachers' Association. Mrs. Weinzierl has been doing school work in
Houston. Mr. Weinzierl is Is an oil
geologist. Mr, and Mrs. Weinzierl now
reside at the Warwick hotel.
A wedding that is of interest to
H. J. C. students is that of Miss
Mamie Claire Brown to Harold C.
Lucas. News of this wedding arrived
at the opening of the college this
Mrs. Lucas is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. J. L. Brown, 1809 Hussion
Street, Houston. The groom is a grau-
uate of the civil engineering department of the university of Mississippi.
He Is at present In the oil business
in Brunswick, Georgia. Mr. and Mrs.
Lucas reside at 1020 Richmond street,
Miss Josephine Maske, class of '30,
was married on June 20 to Charles
Porter of Caldwell. Mrs. Porter is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
make, 2301 Truxillo, Houston. The
groom, known on the campus as
"Red," won recognition last year for
his excellent work with the football
squad. He Is now employed with
the Yont Lee Oil company at Mount
Another wedding of note during
the past summer was that of Miss
Gladys C. Sheffield .to Louis Dee
which took place on August 6. The
bride was a teacher at Jefferson Davis senior high school, Houston. Mr.
Dee is a former H. J. C. football star,
who is now attending Georgetown
university. Mr. and Mrs. Dee now
reside at 3307 N. street, N. W., Washington, D. C.
Houston Junior college students
of 1929 were interested to learn of
the wedding of June 14 o[ Miss Alma
Thompson and V. H. Haysltp. The
bride attended H. J, C. last year, following her graduation from the Masonic high school in Fort Worth. She
is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M,
Thompson, 1409 Clay street, Houston.
Mr. Hayslip is now in the employ
of the Humble Oil company. The
home of Mr. and Mrs. Hayslip la al
2302 Dunlavy street, Houston.