PUBLISHED BY THE JOURNALISM STUDENTS OF THE HOUSTON JUNIOR COLLEGE
HOUSTON, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 1932
FIRST ANNUAL PICNIC
OF COLLEGE HELD AT
Majority of H. J. C. Students
Attend, Play Ball, Dine, Swim,
Bowl, and Dance
Last Thursday Houston Junior College held its first annual picnic at
The majority of the students furnished their own transportation, which
left but a few to meet Mrs. Bender at *?&■
the designated place, Texas Avenue m_
at Crawford Street, at one o'clock. j
Some of the students arrived at I
Sylvan earlier than the majority and
had a "tan" to show the later arrivals.
After the majority arrived, two ball
games were started that resulted in
much enthusiasm and two minor
casualties. "Old folks" just can't
stand the grind was the conclusion of
Mr. Rees and Cy Shaw after they
were forced to retire from the game
due to a sprained ankle and a "char-
Those who thought the water too
cold found amusement playing "skeo
ball", at the shooting gallery, riding
the "dodg-em" and watching the moon
Due to a meeting Mr. Dupre and Dr.
Oberholtzer were detained in town
and didn't arrive until after six o'-
When asked if he were having a nice
time, Dr. Oberholtzer said he didn't
have time for an interview for any
one but the fried chicken in front of
That night many stayed for the
dance in Sylvan Beach dance pavil-
lion, and readily admitted that they
hated to see the orchestra quit playing.
Windy turned out to be a different.—
pilot. He was handed a pitchfork, toldl
to go in a stable and pilot all in a
It seemed that someone had fed
Renfro's nag grapenuts, because he
ran away no less than 90 times.
Melbadel Wright and Marion Adams
became detached from the rest of the
party and could not be found. After
a two hour search (and at about 2
p. x.) they were found where they
were left. Marion positively refused
to "get aboard that horrible beast".
Despite the fact that everybody involved had to breakfast off the proverbial mantlepiece, a good time was
enjoyed by all. Horseback riding is a
great sport, if it doesn't make you
the beginning it will in the
TO BE MARRIED
Miss Lula Mae Smith and Mr.
Dwight Hall Austin are to married
June 29 at high noon in the Palm
Memorial Church. Their engagement
has recently been announced.
Miss Loraine Romane is to be maidj
of honor and Mrs. Martha Schilling
her matron of honor. The wedding
will be small and only the close relatives and intimate friends will be
PRESIDENT E. E. OBERHOLTZER
FINAL BOXING SHOW
WILL BE HELD IN
GYM FRIDAY NITE
Large Crowd Expected To
Witness Final 1932
Friday night will mark the final
boxing and wrestling show to be
staged by the H. J. C. this year. This _-_.__. - - ,--- „,- n_
S tSrr/^r'rs JOURNALISM TO BE
most interesting and exciting event
ever staged in the annals oi the
Something hitherto untried will be
added to the list of events—that of
several wrestling matches. The show
would have been staged last Friday,
but most of the prospectice participants were sunburned so badly that
it was decided to postpone the whole
thing for another week.
A large crowd is expected
previous occasions the gym has been
Don't forget the time or place —
San Jacinto gym at 9:30.
Probable performers will be as follows: Lou Lurie, Bob Branham, H.
D. Mathews, Herman Lewis, Art
Burns, Chuck Snyder, Harold Renfro,
Walter Scarborough, and Jame3 Ju-
In the feature bout "Pilot" Milford
Smith will lock horns with Willie
Slider. This has the appearance of
being a nip and tuck affair as both
boys are clever and willing to mix it.
TO LEAD OATH
Miss Elizabeth Kerbow has
been named to lead the Oath of
Allegiance given by all the
members of the graduating classes of Houston on Commence-
Miss Kerbow was selected because of her high grades. Members of the high school graduating classes and of the Junior
College graduating class will'
participate in the exercises.
DR. T. 0. WALTON
Combined Senior Classes Will
Hear A. & M.
r. T. O. Walton, president of A. &
College will deliver the Houston
Junior College and Senior High School
commencement address at Buffalo
Stadium, 8:15 p. m., June 1, according
to Mrs. Pearl C. Bender.
Music will be furnished by the All
BUD STEEGER IS
FAVORED TO WIN
Bob Branham, R. Marshal
Lose in Close Gaines; JlCity m* Soho,>1 Band ™d by TTty
¥i-ti r? e -i " Episcopal quartet which is directed by
Hill Forfeits. Mrs w H Hoeue
The invocation will be given by Rev.
Clark W. Lambert, Pastor of Heights
First Christian Church and Rev.
Franklin Henderson will lead
Bud Steeger, crack Humble Cc
single star, and V. Karney, prominen
city amateur player, will meet Satur
.day at the recreation courts in the titl
match for the championship of thfP y '
„ , _ , _ „ _, f m .' Miss Elizabeth Banett Kerbow, who
, Houston Jumor College Class A Temu|has hjgh schoiarship in ^ Houston
Tournament. i Junior College, will lead the oath of
Steeger advanced to the finals wher allegia
he upset Dick Marshall, former mem- —
ber of champ Heights doubles team
6-4, 6-4, while Karney took a 6-3, 4-6
6-4 match from Bob Brahnam, las
year's tournament winner. J. Hill for
feited when he failed to meet Karne;
in the first round of play.
Doped to win by pre-match predi
tions, Karney relied on his powerfu
RIDE HELD BY STUDENTS
Lovers of horseflesh had a chance
last Wednesday to show what they
could do with the sport when a group
of J. C. students held a moon-light
horseback riding party. The party
rode from Johnny Walker's Riding
Vic Voebel, popular senior president was ehaperone. Milford Smith
was the power behind the wheel that
made the affair possible and much
credit is due him for making the occasion possible. However, before the
ride stirted Windy bragged about how
well he knew the woods, and he would
be needed to serve as pilot thru the
wooded areas. But upon arriving
Students will be given an opportunity to enroll for two courses in
journalism for the summer term, according to announcement by Dr. E. E.
Oberholtzer, president of the college.
Short story writing, feature story
writing, and editorials will be studied
in one class, while the other course
will give training in news writing and
editing, sport and society writing, and
general newspaper work.
These two classes will be opened at
once for registration and if fifteen or
more students enroll for each, they
will be included in the summer schedule. If less than fifteen enroll, the
classes will not be offered.
Any student in the College may enroll in either class, and outsiders may
take this work as special students,
provided that they do not intend to
HORSEBACK "se ,,he„°™dit(f" f0^8" /T'™"
ments. If the student is regularly enrolled, or is a high school graduate,
both courses will be accepted for college credit.
Mr. Fred R. Birney, head of the
journalism department in the Junior,
College and the public schools, will
be in charge of the classes.
"If we have a fair number of students in each of these classes, we will
continue the Cougar, and will give
members of the classes practical training in the printing of the paper by allowing them to serve as reporters and
editors", Mr. Birney said. "Each issue several of the students will work
in the printing concern and help edit
and publish the Cougar, thus gaining
valuable practical experience."
Miss Smith has been entertained]
with a linen shower given by Miss
Romanet and a miscellaneous shower
by Mrs. E. R. Boby. Miss Alma Dorchester, Mrs. Glenn McCarthy and her
sister Miss Neone Lee, Miss Susie
Rose Alexandrie and Miss Marjorie
Cowan will also entertain the bride to
be with a series of parties.
FAIR CO-EDS STAGE
LADY GODIVA ACT
P. L. COOPER, JR.
The cry for help is heard many times
a day in our large cities. In New York
City the cry wil be answered by a big
57-horsepower truck. On this truck a
serve and accurate placements to stop two hundred and fifty-seven pieces of
the famed smashing attack of Brah-
whose shots were wild anc
equipment for use in emergencies. Included in this are 1500 feet of rope, life.
, gun case and canister, ladders,
erratic. The last set was a nip andj J^j^ oxyacetylene torches, and many
tuck affair with both playing superb other pieces of equipment. There are
tennis. Brahnam fought like a demor also the machine gun, shotguns, tear-
to stop the onslaughts of the steady gas and smoke bombs, gas masks, i
Karney but could not drive the ball bullet-proof vests. The truck is
with sureness, for his backhand con- chage of a sergeant and is manned by
tinued to smash into the net. a crew which is thoroughly trained i
Coupling a fast cannoball serve with every way for emergencies.
a powerful forehand smash, Steeger When the emergency department we
pulled the surprise of the tournament started a sergeant was assigned a truck
in upsetting Marshall. Steeger took and given a crew of picked men. Now,
less than seven years later, this de
partment consists of 19 trucks, on
ipector, seven lieutenants, 62 sergeants,
and 405 patrolmen. The trucks and
crews are located at strategic points
throughout the city and its suburbs
and are ready for work at any time
of the day or night.
the court as underdog but lost no time! 1
in winning recognition and applai
from the gallery. The net game of sj
Marshall was exceptional for when the £
Heights lad met the ball near the net c
it was a cinch point for him. By high t
lobs and terrific drives, Steeger k
Marshall from going to the net and
this manner set himself for his fast
At first it appeared as the disclosing placements. The match was a tightly1
of a scandal plot, but it seemed un- fought battle in spite of the 6-4, 6,4halls from Dallas- Texas, where high
believable. Then the truth was re- score and only by stellar playing did sch°o19 are conducted at night a
vealed and it turned out to be four Bud Steeger win the right to mee] aiming ** **- Students attendmg
ti r r- i «— t a ■ .Karney in the final match. mght sch°o1 are to recelve h'gh schoc
H. J. C. beauties at the recent picnic J . diplomas. The school is open to the
being ushered out into the main ™,« uriUUV DF7T public and the ages range from 11 to
thoroughfare absolutely devoid of'' & tUNNY, OU I 72, the most frequent age being 19.
Many vocations are represented, and
10 times an hour [hc to(al enroilrnerit in aU the Dallas
THE EVENING SCHOOL NEWS
:ntirely without wearing
■ 157,000,000 times i
year. (If it runs evening schools is at present 5564. According to the schools' publicatiot
' system seems to be most successful
The official record for high air a™1 very profitable. We found the
temperature is held by Death Valley, P**" most interesting,
in Southeastern California. The ther-
Their intentions were good—so they,
say, and it seems like they were try-j
ing to save dates money by dressing)
behind a soda fountain or somethinglj
Then soda dispensor of said fountain,
immediately ejected the blushing co-l
eds who were left high and dry minus-
customary dressing garb. | mometer registered 134 degrees there
Later the girls put in their appear- at one time,
ance and seemed quite unchanged
save for the experience gathered, An earthquake once holed a putt for
Anyway it was something for them td a mari in Manchester, England. (I
brag about at school the next day. \ . . , , ,
& J prefer to hole my own).
At Snyder, Texas, while the ther-
I mometer stood at 92 degrees, several
compressed air pockets were struck
, while drilling for oil. The wells produced air that was well below zero