OUR SPORTING WORLD
BY "RIP'' HARRISON
Sports Editor of the Cougar
STAR FIGHTS j I almost died when I found out I had
In what will be the final tournament ] been eating stewed rats, but when I
of the semester, Junior College will
offer a set of ail star boxing matches
to take place in the school gymnasium,
Friday, May 20, 9:30 pjn.
The previous bouts have been claimed a big success by the large crowds
that have attended. But our prediction is that the next crowd will make
the others look puny. For fans who
like plenty of fast leather-slinging
action, next Friday will be their night
to shine. Coach French, who has
charge of the night's fights has put
forth every effort to present the best
well-balanced card possible.
If plans work out, the fights will be
of longer duration with a main go of
six rounds. Friday night's card will
probably include a wrestling match
for the grappling fans. All former
contestants who have taken part in
the previous fights are being asked to
fight in the final tournament, and
with such a large choice of huskies
there will be several hours of fast exciting boxing.
All interested in entering, see French
as soon as possible, in order to be
weighed and matched with someone
your equal. Previous experience
the ring is not necessary, for none of
the contestants boast any previous
When Rice Institute eked out
tory and tho championship over Texas
University last Saturday at the Southwest Conference track meet, we noticed a large crowd of Houston Junior
College students among the grand-
These amateur baseball teams that
play on Sunday are filled with Junior
College lads who someday aspire to
be Babe Ruth's. Cy Shaw is a big
shot in a nine that plays way out in
B. His batting and work on
the mound have figured in the "coun-
try team's" wins. After much press
ballyhoo, Adolph Marks failed to sign
up with the unemployed aggregation
who boast a well organized team at
the- present date.
The girls' tennis tournament is still
under way and to all appearances the
stage is all set for the sudden showing
of a dark horse to walk away with
Windy Smith has been getting in
some first practice on the courts with
'.wo French stars who recently moved
to Houston. His fame has improved
remarkably, to what he claims to
be the new game taught to him by his
Instead of playing at a certain court,
'.he Pi Betas held their tennis tourna-
■ lent at many different places. With
.he semi-finals slated to get started
■on a certain court should be set
i the games announced to the
r there are several interested
! -. the outcome.
LEE AND GERMANY
Had long confab with Lee "Whata-
rcan" Stone, and his opinion of sea
life on a freighter is not as bad as he
lets on. Besides the food, work, and
sleeping quarters, Lee tells us that life
on a ship is as good as can be expected.
While in Germany, Hamburg to be
exact, Stone narrates an interesting
yarn. "As soon as we docked the
boat," Stone began, "we left for an
eat-joint to stuff grub that was different from the chow they fed us on the
'tub.' I moseyed along the swelegant
part of town for a while, and then entered the slum district which had a
good odor of cooking food and
onions. I entered the nearest door to
a likely looking place and after taking
a seat on a chair-desk dump, ordered
something that sounded like hell but
looked like it might mean digestible
chow. It was eatable, in fact it was
darn good and I would have enjoyed
the meal okey, if I hadn't of asked
an English looking punk yhat kind
of hash it was. He took a close look
and smiled in a dopey sort of way and
told me that it was stewed rats,
onions, spuds, and a weedy kind of
grass that the poor people eat. Boy,
e-collect my memory, I recollect that
it tasted swell."
It is really something to brag about
when one looks over the accomplishments of H. J. C. in the way of conducting more sports and the larger
amount of interest taken in the
Every afternoon between classes
and before there is a crowd assembled on the front campus playing indoor, while on the track and field a
group of students are working out in
various events and getting in shape for
coming meets. Tennis has had a boom
at the school and the courts are always filled with several tournaments
)W in progress and tennis season is
Boxing has come out in a big way
due to the efforts of a number of interested students and the crowds that
attended the boxing tournaments. Boxing has probably risen to
the front rank quicker and more
readily than any other activity.
Archery, first started by the girls'
gym classes, now has a number of
male aspirants who are becoming future Robin Hoods and making the
game more popular. Swimming has
taken a large step forward. By organizing a swimming team, conducting swimming classes, and giving life
saving tests, the aqualine sport enjoys
wide support. Volley ball games be
tween the teachers as well as thi
students has come out lately and has
many followers. Even the manly sport
of ping pong has its hours. The basketball team went through its most
successful year and with a large
ber of returning players gives promise
to shine forth with a group of well
organized teams. Last season there
were three teams: varsity, scrub, and
The spotlight of the sporting world
of J. C. turns on tennis this week as
the school tournament gets under
The first round starts Thursday
morning with Bud Steager, Humble
singles star, meeting Dick Marshall,
Heights luminary, in the first tussle
of the tournament. John Hill takes on
Karney in what promises to be the
feature maich of the day. Bob Branham drew a bye and will meet the
of the Hill-Karney set. From
the winner of this group the best of
the Steager-Marshall combination will
challenge for first place honors. The
finals are slated to be run off Sat-
Class B entrants have not been published yet, and the lists are still open.
The winner of the class B bunch will
meet the class A champion in an all-
If you are "one of them things"
who spend their time thinking of
singing "Love You Funny
Thing", or reading Dorothy Dix, here
pastime which has been successfully used by a pair of H. J. C.
started when Jean Wetherall
wisecracked to a teacher how smart
Hamp Robinson thought he was. Now
this made Hamp so mad he sulked
and planned revenge. Towards the
■nd of class he slipped the she a note
Say, don't get smart,
I know 'em by heart,
An' I can tell 'em to 'u;
You'll have to learn
Those remarks to burn,
I didn't think it of you.
Maybe the she was sorry or maybe
the she was joking, anyway, the she
soon slips him a note, as follows:
Don't be mad,
It makes me sad;
You make me blue,
What'll I do?
Now things got started in a big way,
In spite of the insults suffered by
this writer because of last issue's
"Scandal Sheet," we are back for more.
Alice C. Luckel, our popeyed female, strolled nonchalantly up to
"Gigolo" Robinson and asked him to
take her to the Rice Hotel for a big
hop. Hamp chumps off and does, and
"Popeye" stuck him for a neat wad of
Rumors are around that Ruth
Depperman got married during the
week-end when the college boys invaded Houston for the conference
track meet, We heard that he goes to
Baylor, but Ruth absolutely denies it.
Maybe you do it too but out tightwad friend, Bob Brahnam, goes swimming in the bayou every morning. He
denies it, but our scouts add to the
misery by discovering that he goes in
with a bunch of "cullud chillin."
Jean "Slant-eye" Wetherall attendsd
a swelegant "one of them things" and
as the party progressed she began to
long for the back room where the men
were mixing drinks. In vain she
iught for another femme to explore
the bar room. She finally gave up
after trying standing on her head in
bold effort to get dizzy. The so-
called men who were mixing the
drinks come under the following heads:
Tights: Curtis Dunk, Leroy Melcher,
Pickled's: Vic Voebel, Marion
Lits; Harold Renfro, Malcolm Pech.
Sots: Everyone over to Houston
Junior College who wears pants.
While in Goose Creek the other day.
Windy Smith passed by the drug store,
in front of which a cow lay gently reclined in a peaceful cud-chew ing position. Now Windy was thirsty and not
seeing anyone around stops the car and
sneaks to the posterior anatomy of the
cow. He had a small cup and all appearances was going to get himself a
glass of fresh milk, but his efforts went
to naught when a stenatorian voiced
ared out from a doorway. She ain't
cow, she's a bull, son."
so Hamp hastily scribbles:
I thought you my date
To go to the famed T. N. T.
The bell rings and cuts short any
more "pomes", thus Hamp and Jean
stroll arm in arm down the hall with
the she explaining that she's had a
date for some time. So they enter
another class and the poems continue
to flow. . . . says Hamp:
Of girls there used to be many,
But now there's not any, but YOU.
Poor Jean falls for he line and retaliates:
You're always so sweet,
I think it's a treat
To know you.
And the male carries on:
I'm willing to take the blame,
For anything you do.
'Cause "Love goes on just the
And that's how I feel about
Side-note or Foot-note: (Dear
Reader—Please understand that this
goes on for several days until it gets
lis bad) Says she:
Listen to this, my sweet little
When I think of you, I'm really
And he gets a dreamy look in his
eyes and raves:
I can't contain, though
I strive in vain,
My ardent love
And so, dear reader, it has gone on
nd on each day it gets worse. Can't
someone marry the poor love-stcicken
The Pi Beta organization concluded
the first matches in their inter-club
tennis tournament las week, and will
get started in the semi final events
First among the winners were Windy
Smith, Leroy Melcher, \nd John Hill
are doped to carry off high honors
providing an unheralded siar docs not
break loose. Smith won over Jones
in two straight sets as did Hill who
beat Spitler. Melcher drew a bye and
spent his time lining up he best play-
(Editor's Note—This is a pew type
of "Honor Roll" that deals with the
peculiarities and oddities of the honored ones. More of a low-down on
Operates a switchboard at Houston
Chronicle; spends most of the time
phoning girls; "Cabin in the Cotton" and "Minnie" lots; says his
prayers every night; sleeps between
woolen blankets during the summer;
likes females that are different; hu:
tunes from II Trovatore; runs around
Who likes to roam around Congress
Avenue and look at the pawnshops;
sings baritone in the church choir;
reads Dorothy Dix every morning; has
eakness for brunettes; likes Little
Orphan Annie in the comic strips;
takes a cold shower before going to
bed; rides the street cars for exercise.
butcher at the Farmers Market; has a long string of women at his
id; is the latest in rat dancing;
writes silly poetry; can't swim but
likes to wade in shallow ditches; has
brother who acts as his valet when
a party; rides up and down Main
on Sunday afternoon; crashes parties;
rates all the big functions; used to be
a country kid; knows all the latest in
Known as dog; originated the "I do
not know" and other popular expressions; always wears a rose in his coat
lapel :sleeps on the floor when he gets
mad; buys the highest priced gas that
is sold; chews Brown Mule chewing
tobacco; has flat feet; wants to someday own a big hardware store.
Goes semi-steady; owns his own
car; started to go to a barber college
instead of H. J. C; does cartooning on
the side; has a charge account at all
leading clothiers in Houston; hasn't
learned to dial over the telephone yet;
his mother calls him Nudgy; makes his
girl use Kiss-proof lipstick.
Has been thrown in the jug on several occasions; does not like to be
agreeable; took dancing lessons but
teacher gave up in disgust; runs after
boys but is not aware of it; likes to
see her name in print; has an excuse
for everything; cuts paper dolls and
plays house with the little girls in her
Ighborhood; has a good voice but
never sings; enjoys her classes; always
seen with her sidekick.
Who will not ride in a rumble seat;
is dates with men 30 years old; takes
delight in standing up her dates;
counts sheep in order to go to sleep;
reads the telephone book during her
spare time; quotes Shakespeare; swallows aspirins;; believes in Santa Claus;
likes black dresses; wants to become a
Drinks pluto water; shaves his legs
so the hairs will grow longer; don't
like soda water; drives reckless and
doesn't give a whoop; likes to scare
people and does; shaves standing on
his head; is leader at a summer
camp; never has worn a straw hat and
says he never will; wants to be an
inventor and has a lot of funny ideas
that need inventing; hopes to someday run for Garbage Commissioner.
♦ Ill JMOR*
The women flock to Jimmie Brinkley—
Is it because his hair's so crinkly?
Here's to Miss Spiess, her name's Irene,
She's often heard of, but seldom seen.
A conceited boy is Bobby Branham;
In his opinion, "What-a-manum!"
Breathe a sigh for Charlie May—
At 8 p. m. he hits the hay.
This idiosyncrasy is Mrs. Bender's:
She simply insists on smashing fenders.
A great big rasp for Leon Green.
With really nice girls he's seldom seen.
Warren Lemmon's the boy over there—
He's the answer to a maiden's prayer!
(Editor's Note: This probably explains why so many co-eds have completely lost their faith in prayer.)
A puzzling problem is Eleanor Busbey—
The boys all wonder, "Does she?"
Wallace H. Miner gives the shortest
Of all we submit to, his are the best.
You've heard of the Renfro boy, Harold
We fear he's headed straight for—well.
A single fault has Bessie Ebaugh—
She once taught Latin—we'll forgive
Miss Vivian Ruth Lesher, known as
Is neither too thin, nor is she too fat.
and debonair, Sam Biskin is—
Popping his knuckles is a habit of his.
Laugh loud and long at Frank L. Mill,
He never pays his doctor bill.
A canny Scot is Stuart Mackay—
He knows how much each penny will
Petite Miss Blackshere, Bernice to you,
Has time on her hands and nothing
The sharpest eyes has Dean Dupre—
Nothing goes on that he doesn't see.
Miss Betty Covington a journalist
Whether she will or not, we'll wait and
When the graduates go educational
they go with a blare of trumpets. I
understand they are to don a know-
a-lot expression and teach (?) a class.
In fact, they are to run the whole
school one night—hmmmm, well
ers, and getting set for the semi's.
Hamp Robison pulled the big surprise in the first run by defeating Vic
Voebel in a close contest. A smashing forehand attack carried Harold B.
Renfro through to an easy win over
Rip Harrison. Fred Aebi, playing a
game, coupled his placements with
a good net game to win over Bill
Goggan who carried his opponent to
Many handsome prizes are in store
for the winner and runners-up in this
tournament. A large cup with a small
statue of a tennis player mounted at
the top will go to the winner as first
prize, while medals and other awards
will be presented to those who place.
The girls all fear one Malcolm Pech--
One date with him and they're a
A handsome man is Allen Weed—
He wears the cutest cap you've ever
This cute little lad is Dailey, LeRoy,
He's his father's pride and his mother's
A practice teacher is Lorene Mc-
She paddles the pupils coming and
Allen Carpenter can't make up his mind
Whether blondes or brunettes are just
Georgie Gayle is the sweetest thing,
That is—until he tries to sing.
A platinum blonde is Louise Morgan-
She keeps her word when she makes
All of the girls seem to have a crush
On Mr. Keeler, so he gets the rush.
Girls, if you don't know Walter Peterson,
Tell his mother you want to meet her
Allyne Allen admits she's in love,
But she won't tell us who's her turtledove.
A basketball player is Lauretta Es-
In fact, she's known as a regular humdinger.