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Title The Cougar, Vol. 5, No. 6, February 3, 1932
Alternative Title The Cougar, Vol. V, No. 6, February 3, 1932
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  • Marks, A.
Date February 3, 1932
Language English
Description From masthead: "The Cougar of The Houston Junior College, Houston, Texas. Established 1928."
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  • University of Houston
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  • Houston, Texas
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Transcript PAGE FOUR THE COUGAR OUR SPORTING WORLD BY RIP HARRISON Sports Editor of The Cougar French To Issue Baseball Call HIGH POINT BOB Here he is, you dopes. Robert Browning Brahnam, star forward and leader of the Junior College basketball team. So far Bob has been the dominating figure in the Cougar triumphs and has proven to be the mainstay in the fast breaking offensive taught by Coach Archie French. Bob has a style all his own—and what a style! In Spite of his height, Bob flashes around the court Uke a streak of lightning and is a whiz under the basket. Bob's sporting world is not limited to basketball alone; he is a crack athlete in track and field events, plays the infield and is a heavy hitter on the baseball diamond, boasts a fine record on the gridiron, and is recognized as an outstanding bowler. Bob lias lots of ambitions in the field of sports, and is backing the proposed bowling team to represent H. J. C. JUNIOR COLLEGE HAS ABUNDANCE OF DIAMOND STARS With King Baseball just around the corner and all the colleges starting baseball practice, a little thought should be given to a junior college baseball team. From all the huskies and brutes in the school, it looks Uke nine future Babe Ruths could be assembled to represent the school on the diamond. Games could be scheduled with high school nines and teams from the commercial and industrial leagues. N. K. Dupre, assistant dean, has left the entire matter up to Coach Archie French. French states that as soon as the end of basketball season draws near he will put it up to the students and if enough interest is shown, Junior college will boast a baseball team. French has had plenty of experience in the coaching line and can be depended to do his best towards organizing and developing a championship baseball nine. Practice will be held sometime during the day, the time and place to be arranged at a later date. These are the plain facts and you can see that it's up to the students, so do a little inquiring and talk it up and let's have a baseball team. All interested leave names with Coach French. FAMOUS FIVES Speaking of famous basketball quintets, we feel that the Junior college could come in for a little praise. We are not talking about the present 1 gity cage outfit which has a creditable string of victories, but about a should- be cage team made up of male members of the faculty. Boasting of height of six feet and some odd inches, Mr. Rees should make a first class center. His reach should make him dead-eye when it comes to sinking crip shots. If Fred R. Birney and Mr. Harris would go after the ball like they take an inter est in school affairs, the forward posts would be in capable hands. The guard positions would be easy to fill but it seems that Mr. Keeler and S. L. Bishkin would be the best bets. Archie French could fill in at any of these places but he would do more good by acting as head man. COUGARS SCORED UPSET Last Wednesday's game with Nathan's Clothiers, which ended in a 19-13 victory for Junior college, stamped this school as a powerful cage outfit that can hold its own against the best of teams. In their league and in numerous contests, the Nathans bunch had established a reputation as one of the leading cage teams in the city, and they well deserved this title. With such stars as Hammet, Peltzman, Bourne, and Lefkowitz, the .Clothiers can put a team on the floor to give the best of them a battle. In the previous issue this column did a little bragging about Malcolm Pech, and his abilities on the basketball court. In the Nathan's tilt Pech put on a little scoring party and accounted for 11 of the team's 19 points. What-a-man is right; Pech proved to be the mainstay of the Cougar attack. In spite ot the fact that Junior college turned back the Clothiers we feel that the college boys could have scored a few more goals against the store- boys. Pech and Brahnam got hot and ran the Clothiers ragged. We predict that the score would have been something like 27-13 if Harry Matthews, speedy forward, had seen service during the tilt. BOOST BASEBALL So far only a few students have shown any interest in the proposed baseball team and have inquired about it. There is plenty of amateur talent in the school, as many of the students have played in various industrial and commercial leagues. If you want thi team let's see a little interest and en thusiasm because if the students don't get behind this there will never be a Junior college baseball nine. We can rest assured that part of the pitching staff is in good shape and ready to start practice right now. Adolph Marks and L. B. Manry, two promising hurlers from San Jacinto, are now attending H. J. C. and have reputations of being two of the bset school twirlers in the city. SLOW DOWN, LEE! Dope from reliable sources tells us that Lee Butler Stone, "sawed-off forward", has been warming the bench quite a bit lately. Stone says they're keeping him under cover for the big game with Paddoka to take place on April 1, his birthday. "Stay in there, Stone, you're a good man even if you do run after the women too much." BIG CROWDS The crowds at the games are getting bigger and better than ever. Last Wednesday night when Junior college entertained Nathan's there was a fair- sized crowd that got a big kick out of the game and went away with a better impression of the Junior college cage team. Come out and see a game and v/e guarantee that you'll be back for more. INTERSCHOLASTIC DOPE Junior college will be host to the District 21 Interscholastic League athletic meet to take place in the near future. Teams representing high schools from Harris, Matagorda, Fort Bend, Brazoria, and Wharton counties will be guests of Junior college during the meet. The first contest is slated to start on February 26-27. This will be basketball and the the division plan for class A and class B schools will be used. The district track and field meet will be held at the Rice tamium, April 15-16. The dates April 22-23 will also be reserved in case Rice field is not available on the 15-16. The tennis tournament will be held in conjunction with the track events; the net events being held at the Rice courts with the class A and B divisions also scheduled to be used- ARCHIES BALLET Have you joined Archie French's folk dancing classes? Dear old Archie has turned dancing maestro in order that he might show his pupils how to folk dance while wearing spats! SKINNY LEGS— (Continued from Page 1) tackled. I began liking him and willing to forgive his shimmying Adam's apple. Bunn was at his best when sweeping the ends, and on his sweeps we built up lateral pass play that won countrywide recognition. However, you should not think we had a one-man team, because we had more stars than they had in Hollywood. Six Siwash players made all-conference, two made All- West, and one of our guards made the All-America. Bunn himself might have made the All-America if he had played more. I never used him for more th; half a game because I was afraid he would get hurt; I knew those skinny legs were delicate. When he had piled up a safe lead I always jerked him out—there was no use in taking chances on toothpick legs. We finished the next season untied or undefeated and received an invitation to play Strawn University in the Rose Bowl game. Siwash played inspired football that day and made history. Bunn ran the Strawn ends ragged—they made four substitutions to that position alone. When the half ended Bunn, behind perfect interference, had piled up 33 points. His playing had won him Ail-American honors; two other Siwash players also won positions on the mythical team. I was so delighted with the fact that we had ten lettermen returning for the next season, and two of them of All-America caliber, that I arranged a schedule so difficult I was severely criticized by members of the alumni. I didn't care, I was sure we had a great team and a greater coach (I'm not bragging, I'm merely informing you). We started the next season off like wild-fire; we literally breezed over the first ten opponents. What-a-coach, I thought about myself. There was only Naughty Dame left on our schedule. If we beat them we would have completed three consecutive seasons of undefeated and untied football, and our second season as undisputed national champions. Siwash College was given more publicity than the World War. The student body was increased doubly—so was my salary. Hundreds of offers were made to me. I endorsed a cigarette that I had never even smoked or wouldn't smoke, but I got a nice price for my "testimony." Let's get back to Freddie Bunn, he is supposed to be the hero of this story anyway. The week before the Naughty Dame game the 1931 All-America was announced. Bunn was an unanimous selection—twice in two years: not bad for a guy with toothpick legs. PASSING ATTACK SCRUB TEAM BESTS BEATS NATHANS CAVALRY QUINTET. Employing a whirlwind passing attack that built up a commanding lead in the early part of the first half, Junior College Cougars turned back the highly-touted Nathan's Clothiers quintet, 19-13, in a hectic battle at the school gym. Taking the floor as underdogs and not given the slightest chance to win. the Cougars got going right away and soon had the Clothiers on the run. Coming from the fast Club league and boasting one of the best cage outfits in the city, the Nathan's bunch was expected to sail through the contest and emerge on top of a lopsided score, but Coach French and his charges had different ideas and proceeded to carry them out. The famous Peltzman-Ham met scoring combination that has figured so prominently in the Clothiers' long string of victories could not get hot, and so the Nathan's attack never got started. Time after time either Peltzman or Hammet would bring the ball down the floor only to lose it attempting to work the ball under the basket. Close guarding, that featured Sam Lefkowitz and Peltzman, saved the game from being a walk-away for the college bunch. Malcolm Pech played the game of his life for Junior college. His whirlwind passing and ball-handling under the basket paved the way for H. J. C.'s win. Besides playing a bang-up defensive game, Pech took charge of the goal-making situation and ran up a total of 11 points to taking high scoring honors for the night. Along with Pech, Bob Brahnam played a whale of a game at forward and accounted for 6 markers. Line-up Nathan's— —H. J. C. Hammet _ _ Jeter Peltzman - Forward . Brahnam Guard Bunn had attracted more admirers than Greta Garbage, the movie actress. When he had a headache, everyone the campus took an aspirin. And I' had even quit worrying about him getting hurt, as he had played in more than thirty games and had never been seriously injured. But let's get on with the story. The team embarked for South Send, Ind., where we were to play the great Snute Bockne's team. Six special trains were needed to carry all the rooters that followed us. When we got to South Send the stadium was full— most of the spectators were full, too. Ah, there's the whistle to start the game. —Naughty Dame kicked. Bunn took the ball and started down the field. He stiff-armed a would-be tackier, pivoted and shook off another one. He reversed his field and ran on to the goal, untouched. Oh, boy, a touchdown on the kickoff. I almost smiled out loud. The half ended with Siwash ahead, 7-0. I didn't send Bunn back in for the last half because we had a small lead and his knee was badly sprained. I was worried about him and then Naughty Dame came back inspired and pushed over_^two touchdowns before the last quarter began. The score stood 12-7, their favor. Our quarterback used everything we had but to no avail I had given up hope of winning when Bunn came hobbling up and asked me to send him into the game. I refused. He ran out on the field and reported to the referee. I was glad because I thought we would win, but I was also sorry because he might be seriously injured. There was two minutes left to play. I have always read of thi hero going in the game in the las minute and winning the game, but I never thought that I would ever A determined final quarter rally, iced the game for Junior College ^ Scrubs, when they walloped a fast Cavalry cage team 34-21 in a headline tilt at the school gym. High point honors for the night went to W. Peterson, scrub forward, who accounted for 11 points. Coming into the game during the last half, Peterson lost no time in getting started and began to rope the basket with steady precision. Lee Stone, sawed-off forward, and R. Marshall looked good for the Scrubs and figured in the nifty *. passing attack of the scrub outfit. In Schlabach, Howard, and Detro, Cavalry had three first class performers, who were the big guns for their offensive. Although stopped dead in their attempts to get the ball under the basket for crips, the Cavalry team relied on long shots with fast follow- ups to whittle down the lead of the Scrubmen. From the corner of the court, long shots by Howard or Schla- • bach, Cavalry forwards, were almost cinch points and proved the leading scoring factor for the soldier boys. From the opening whistle till the end of the first half it was anybody's game. Both teams relied on strong defenses and broke slow for the basket. Holding a 16-13 lead at the half way mark, the Scrubs increased their pace and started a passing attack that threw _, the Cavalry bunch into a purely defensive battle. Long passes from the guards to the forwards, who broke for the basket, rolled up the Scrub- *• men's score. It looked like the Scrubs were going to do all the scoring till the Calvalry outfit got right on their . long shots and began to pull down the scrub lead. At the final whistle both teams were hitting top form and playing sensational ball. Line-up Cavalry— —Scrubs Schlabach Lurie Forward Howard - Nirken Forward Detro . _ Raiford Center Railey __ Gonzales Hinton . Guard Guard . Manry such a rarity. That is all right for movies and dime novels, but here was one of my own players going in to do it. And I was certainly confident that Freddie would come through. I felt felt myself getting excited. The people in the stands were yelling like mad men. I saw Bunn get in position to carry the ball. The center hadn't heard the signals clearly, and snapped the ball back over Freddie's head. The ball rolled back twenty yards past the line of scrimmage. My heart sunk. But Freddie ran back, scooped up the ball and started down the field. Before he hit his stride, two tacklers hit him simultaneously. He was literally bent double before he was borne to the ground. I thought poor Freddie was done for, but when the teams unpiled and lined up again, he was back to carry the ball. I knew there was just time for one more play. But I still thought we would win, because of the confidence I had in Bunn. The ball was snapped to him on the last play; and did he run the remaining 55 yards for a touchdown, and win the game, and become a national hero? No, he was smothered before he could get started, and thrown for a ten-yard loss. The gun sounded ending the game. Siwash had lost the game, my team had been severely beaten, and I had lost a nice sized side-bet; but that can't be helped—there's no sense in letting the hero win every game in the last minute of play. So that's the reason why I, as the author, made Siwash Dean of Women (to co-ed): Do you smoke? Wilma Lindsay: No, thank you, Mrs. Bender, I just had one.
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