PUBLISHED BY THE JOURNALISM STUDENTS OF THE HOUSTON JUNIOR COLLEGE
HOUSTON, TEXAS. WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 1932
FIRST ANNUAL PICNIC THURSDAY
• BOYS ENTERTAIN
• The popular Junior College quartet
entertained fans of the radio audience
from Station KPRC at 10 p.m. May 15
•with a snappy program.
The selections rendered were "A
Familiar Plantation Medley," "Somebody Loves You," "Massa Dear," and
Alfred Butler, Douglas Raub, O. D.
- Brown, and Curtis Dunk compose the
quartet, which is accompanied by Miss-
• Aside from being popular with the
student body these songtsers are giving the Junior College much publicity
and they have received many requests
to appear in assembly again.
.1 Tribute To Cy Shaw
"Flowers for the living" is one
of the slogans of the Cougar.
We're presenting these flowers
to Cy Shaw. "Nothing but a lot
of hot air," is the opinion Cy
has of himself, and he thinks
that most of the students in the
Houston Junior college have tbe
same idea. But that is not true.
Cy is the pillar upon which the
students of the college have to
lean when there is some vital
question in which they are interested. With Cy they will always get a fair and square deal;
he is one fellow whom they are
certain that they can depend
upon for results. We're with
SCHEDULE OF FINAL
. EXAMS GIVEN OUT
BY DEAN DUPRE
Graduates will be given examinations one week earlier than the other
—srudenxs, according to Assistant Dean
. K. Dupre.
"The new system has several advantages," Mr. Dupre said, "it gives us a
"chance to get the grades arranged in
the office, and it gives the students a
chance to make preparations to go to
summer school if they so desire."
Final examinations for seniors will
begin May 23 and examinations for
other students will begin May 30.
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Schedule for Examinations
Monday, May 23—All Monday, Wednesday and Friday classes meeting
6-7, Room 202, Mr. Kierbow, and
8:30-9:30 Room 205, Mr. Miner.
Tuesday, May 24—All Tuesday and
'Thursday classes meeting 4-5:30, Room
317, Mr. Kerbow.
Wednesday, May 25 — All Monday,
, Wednesday, and Friday clesses meeting
3-6, Room 308, Mrs. Ebaugh, and
7:30-8:30, Room 312, Mrs. Soule.
Thursday, May 26—All Tuesday and
Thursday classes meeting 5:30-7, Room
202, Miss Thomason, and 7:15-10:15,
u Room 202, Mr. Ledlow.
Friday, May 27—All Monday, Wednesday, and Friday classes meeting
4-5, Room 207B, Mr. Miller.
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Schedule For Those Not
■ Friday, May 27—AH 8:30-9:30 classes
meeting Monday, Wednesday and
Monday, May 30—All 6-7 and 7:30-
*8:30 classes Monday, Wednesday, and
Tuesday, May 31 — All 4-5:30 and
5:30-7 classes meeting Tuesday and
Wednesday, June 1—AH 4-5 and 5-6
classes meeting Monday, Wednesday,
. Thursday, June 2—All 5:30-7 classes
meeting Tuesday and Thursday.
"If an S an I an O an U
• With an X at the end spell Su;
And an E and a Y and E spell I,
Pray what is the speller to do?
Then if also an S and an I and a G
* And an HED spell Side,
There's nothing much for the speller
But go commit Siouxeyesighed.
Last Minute Change Of
Date Made By Committee
Students Will Leave Union Station in Body at Noon for
Thursday, May 19, 1932, will be the biggest day in the history of
the Houston Junior college if plans now in effect work out successfully, for on this day, the first annual picnic of the student body of
the college will take place at Sylvan beach.
Elaborate preparations have been made, committees have been
appointed, and the hearty co-operation of the faculty has been
pledged the enterprise by President E. E. Oberholtzer. All that is
now needed, according to Cy Shaw, president of the Student's association, is the co-operation of the student body, and according to
the show of hands in the call meeting Friday night, that is forth-
corning tomorrow when the picnic takes place.
In order to more easily carry out
GIRL GYM CLASSES
BREAKFAST AT PARK
The two gym classes of Bernice
Blackshere gathered at Herman Park
Sunday morning for a sunrise breakfast. Everyone had arrived by six
clock and after repeated yawns, a
baseball game was started. The star
player of the morning was Lillian
Schwartz, who certainly slung a mean
bat. Some cf the girls played tennis;
others robbed the cradle of its few
pleasures and amused themselves with
swinging, see-sawing, and sliding. A
target was set up and the woods were
filled with little Pocahuntas'; lucky
for Robin Hood he was not there for
he would have certainly been outclassed by Margaret Winfrey. Arrows
began to whiz hither and thither;
mostly thither as three birds, two
squirrels, and ten minnows were killed.
The sharp shooter of the morning was
announced to be Eleanor Busbeywhen
she played he part of Mr. Tell and
halved an orange on Gladys Jacob's
head (too bad the arrow didn't hit a
little lower). By that time everyone
was beginning to feel a rather keen
appetite. Plans were made for the
preparation of breakfast; each drew a
piece of paper from a frying pan. On
it was written a short command-
gather wood, fry bacon, etc. Soon
everyone was busy performing their
task. Melbadel Wright, the girl scout,
herself, rapidly built a roaring fire and
presently the aroma of bacon and
coffee filled the crisp morning sir.
With Laverne Lathrop as chief chef,
breakfast was ready in a few minutes
and with Evelyn Cochran acting
hasher ,it was served and ravishingly
consumed. Everything went along
nicely until the bugle over at the zoo
sounded, calling the monkeys to
breakfast; the strength of the entire
group was required to hold Eleanor
back. After wading in the bayou and
playing with the fishes, everyone went
home with many happy memories of
BISHOP BOAZ TO
Bishop H. A. Boaz has been selected
to deliver the baccalaureate sermon to
the graduates of the Houston Junior
College and the five senior high
schools Sunday, May 29. The service
will be held at the Buffalo stadium at
8:15 pm., with the six graduating
classes attending in distinctive caps
Commencement exercises will
held at the same place on Wednesday,
June 1, at 8:15 pjn. The speaker for
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speakers: club in
Fifteen years from now was the
idea carried out by the Speakers' Club
in their program of after-dinner
speeches, Thursday, May 12.
The toastmaster, Harold Conn, president of the club in 1932, introduced
each of the famous men and women
who had found time to return to Houston and join the reunion of their former classmates.
Doctor Harris had recently been
elected president of Houston University. He spoke of his son's playing on
the college football team in welcoming
his former students to the reunion.
Dr. Tremont was the next speaker
to be introduced. He told how he
came to be such an eminent surgeon
and added that he practiced on human
beings instead of animals.
Pat McAIexander told how he was
hindered by the depression after he
graduated from college and was finally
bequeathed a large estate in South
America by a rich uncle. He said he
was at present engaged in nut-growing in Brazil.
Elizabeth Ferguson said that she was
still an old-maid school teacher and
added that everyone recognized her as
Evelyne Hurvitz admitted that she
had gained some success in her work
as a concert pianist. Another speaker
said he was proud to have gone to
school with so famous a person as Miss
Leon Green bragged about the 110-
story building that he had just finished.
He said he owed his success as a
building contractor to the advice of
Doctor Harris. Green's health had
broken during the 15 years and he
was hardly able to stand to deliver his
Frances Nesmth said she also owed
her success as he assistant editor of
the American Magazine to the excellent advice of Doctor Harris.
Arthur Burns had become a noted
lawyer and was proud of his weighing
Helen Higgins was married to her
sixth husband, Goodrich, the golden-
rod rubber king. She related the interesting story of how her husband
had developed Edison's experiments
with goldenrods and had become a
millionaire. She regretted not being
able to bring her children but promised to bring them to the next reunion.
Julian Hurwitz told how he had en-
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MADE BY MEMBERS OF
CLUB AT GATHERING
After-dinner speeches were featured
by the Platform Club Friday evening.
The dinner was omitted but several
members furnished their own "after-
dinner mints and candies." The meeting was represented as being 15 years
hence and each member explained
what he expected to be at that time.
representation included quite a
bit of territory; among others, ex-convicts, bootleggers, presidential candidate, world golf champion .district attorney, doctors, dentists, and county
auditor. President Jimmie Brinkley
served as toastmaster and Harvey W.
Harris was first speaker for the
James V. Allred Delivers
Talk to Student Assembly
Attorney General James G. Allred,
in his speech on "The Present Depression," delivered before the student assembly of Houston Junior College on
May 11, made the following statement:
"I am one of those who believe that
there is more hope and success in the
He believes that great good shall
come to the world from this present
depression. The background for-it is
in the American homes. The maximums of Poor Richard have been forgotten along with the forgotten lessons of the past.
"Prosperity destroys the lives of
people and indulgences are the cause
of people going to hell," stated Allred.
These days are times of great trial
and tribulation and may be regarded
as testing times to prove to us what
metal we are made of.
Many people are of the opinion that
the present generation of young people are on the downward road, but
Allred) thoroughly believes in their
ability to carry on in the destinies of
His advice to young people is to
try things that have never been done
before, to upset the 'old dope bucket.'
Outstanding achievements that attract
the public's attention are successes of
people whom we do not expect it of.
According to Allred, the giant
strides of progress in the past will be
only fractions of steps in the future.
"The skyscrapers of today are but the
doll houses of tomorrow," stated All-
red in conclusion.
An Englishman was visiting this
country for the first time, and as he
we driving along the highway saw a
sign, "Drive Slow. This Means YOU!"
The Englishman stopped in surprise;
"My word! How did they know I was
here?" —AEGIS, Houston.
the plans of the picnic, Shaw has, with
the sanction of Dean Dupre, appointed
the following committees: Executive
committee: Mr. Dupre, Mr. Harris,
Mrs. Bender, Mr. French, Cy Shaw;
transportation committee: Donald Aitken, O. D. Brown, Mac Douglass, Mr.
Hooker, advisor; food committee: Rena
Mai Butler, Nora Louise Calhoun, Eugenia Stevenson, Mrs. Ebaugh, advisor; activity committee: James Julian,
A. Marks, Leroy Dailey, Walter Scarborough, Irene Spiess, Bernice Blackshere, Bob Branham, Gordon Taylor,
Paul Gilder, Coach French, advisor;
serving committee: Christene Fitzgerald, Lorene McKaughan, Lillian
Schwartz, Evelyn Cochrane, Pat Foley,
Curtis Dunk, Gordon Jones, Miss
Thomason, advisor; after-dinner program committee: Jimmie Brinkley,
Evelyn Bashara, Mrs. Jewell Mitchell,
Mr. Harris, advisor.
Plans already formulated call for a
meeting of all those going at the Union
Station, corner Crawford and Texas,
at 12 noon, tomorrow, Thursday, May 19.
From this central point, the picnickers
will start to Sylvan Beach where an
extensive program of racing, jumping,
baseball playing, swimming, dancing,
and eating awaits them. After the
evening meal more entertainment will
be given, with the students filing their
long ways home late Thursday night,
or early Friday morning.
To Cy Shaw goes most of the credit
for planning this picnic and contributing to its success. Working day and
night toward bettering the spirit of
the student body of the college, Cy
has hit upon the idea of an annual
picnic and has nursed the idea from its
infancy to its maturity with the loving,
care of a proud father. All possible
means have been taken to assure all
that attend a rip-roaring good time,
and nq stone has been left unturned
in this pursuit of enjoyment.
NAVY DIRIGIBLE IS
SIGHTED OVER CITY
The U. S. Navy dirigible, ZRS14,
christened the U. S. S. Akron, was seen
coming over the heart of the city of
Houston at 3:55 p.m. Monday.
First signs of the giant aircraft were
seen in the east end of the city at
3:30. Moving slowly and almost
silently, the huge craft swept slowly
over the heart of Houston in the full
view of hundreds of thousands of
Houson's population which crowded on
roof tops, streets, windows, yards and
all open spaces available and around
The courtesy of the dirigible's crew
for the curious crowds was manifested
in the slow speed it made over Houston, so the crowds might obtain a good
clear view of the huge craft. Only
two of the eight giant motors were
turning their propellers at a reduced