BY WENONAH PHELPS
RAMONA BALDRtDGE, freshman;!
hails from Harlingen, Texas; is tall and.,
Very pretty; sang over the radio and|
is now filling engagements at the Rice:
Hotel; has sung
SAM HOUSTON PICNIC
BY BETTY COVINGTON
Friday, May 20th, was a memorial day
Robert Montgomery; has lots of !(n' seniors of Sam Houston High when
boy friends; likes to dance, swim, and 'hey staged their annual Senior Day
Jf this gorgeous Spring weather lasts
much longer, this is liable to become
poet s corner instead of an exchange
column. How's this one:
Say it with flowers.
Say it with sweets,
Say it with kisses,
Say it with eats,
Say it with jewelry,
And say it with drink
But whatever yojr do
Don't say it with ink.
rlrag Main on Saturday nights.
JIMMIE BRINKLEY represented H
'. C. in debate this year; has brown
! curly hair; likes brunettes in pink]
'.dresses; graduated from Sam Houston1
rking way through school; has!
'given up hope of making A in history-1
is president of Platform Club;
to study Jaw,
ADDISON WOESTEMEYER represented H. J. C. in oratory this year at
* * * * . ihe district and state contests; has
Manager: All right. Run up the blonde curly hair and brown eyes;
cm-tain. [6 feet 2; preacher's son; walks like the
.Green Stage Hand: Say, what do you jSlalue oi Liberty; hobby is dramatics;
ink I am, a squirrel?—Silver and had le^d in SCIlior P|ay a Jcft" Davis^
lue.. wants to be a senator.
GORDON JONES writes poetry, author of 'For H. J. C.;" was named H.
C. Honor Society was editor of
Picnic at Sylvan Beach. Leaving the
school at 9 a. m., the students arrived
at Sylvan about 12 o'clock on the Nick-
olas. Those not taking the boat, rode;
White seemed to be the predominant
color, if it can be called a color, for
the co-ed frocks. We saw Edith Buckley, Sam Houston favorite of 1931 as
well as '32 in a swanky white sport
suit, to say nothing of the yellow
. *- bathing suit she sported with the tricky
g0!ng, little blue coat. We really could not
detect the color of the bathing suit
from the color of her sun-tan nod skin.
FRED R. BlRNEiT^
<Fhe room was dark.
It was 2 a.
Her father came to the head of the|^ear; is literarv editor of The Cougar;
lis 6 feet 2; has blonde curly hair;
[crazy about Rena Mai Butler; was
Seiven highest intelligence rating in education class; has not decided yet what
ie wants to be.
EVELYN COCHRAN ran in most
opular girl contest; is private secre-
ary to the big boss at the Phenix
iairy; drinks milk; also eats spinach;
ispires to be a writer; tried writing
mce but could not read own writing,
practicing on a typewriter;
won honorable mention when she represented H. J. C. in one-act play con-
wants to learn several foreign
languages ;not crazy about boys; gi.es
with Lillian Swartz; dresses like her;
makes excellent grades.
LOUISE SHEPPERD won Sophomore scholarship last year, member of
Honor Society was editor of
Cougar one year; writes excellent hues t stories; has been attending H. J. C. for five years ;has won
cash prizes in numerous essay and
stairs and called.
He called again.
Still no answer.
Angrily striding into the parlor, he
switched on the lights.
JJo one was there.—Colic be Life.
A reformer is a guy who would have
you believe he would have handed Eve
back her apple untasted.-^Junior
s Mary had a little lamb,
Given by a friend to keep.
It followed her around until
It died from loss of sleep.
—Lone Star Lutheran.
According to the Printer's Devil, a
publication of Sam Houston Senior
High, the depression has affected colleges and universities in an interesting
manner. In many instances the enrollment of girls has fallen off.
Since many students in this insti-
ution are from nearby towns,
A'ish to call your attention to the prog-
well mebbe that is exaggerating a bit, ]ress made by the rural schools. /
but you know what I mean. She real- Vast forward strides made by Web-
ly looked swell. ster High School makes it an outstand-
But Edith held no light to the de- ing example of these small schools
mure Irene Manint, dressed in a shell which have fought tirelessly for recog-
pink outfit. We didn't have the | nition. Boys and girls graduating
from Webster are now on an equal
basis with their .city brothers and
suit, but we
pleasure of casting
little brunette in a su:
have our own illusions.
Lamonte Hicks chose white for her
frock, and she really can i
Blonds in white, what a pictui
Annelle Trammel and Grace Dun-!
lap both wore a white sport dress, and|
did they get the royal rush from the]
Even our own Marjorie Nelson, the
intellectual as well as popular, sported
a white dress.
You all remember Lupe Chavez, not
quite so brunette as the screen star of
the cinema world, but called a brunette just the same, and we really were
not disappointed in the way her white
sports dress was hung on the figure. She
looked like a million.
Now for the male element. I really
did not pay much attention to the attire, but they all looked good to me,
though some of them were sun burned
explained ,„„ b„ys who could „oi get "• "J'"**
jobs were sent back to school, since
it costs but little more to keep them
school than at home, while girls, many
of whom do not work, have been kepi
at home as an economy measure.
, X is the Roman nutation for ten.
; the mark of illiterate men. .
X is a ruler removed from the throne \
X*s a quantity wholly unknown.
v may mean Xenon, a furious gas.
a is a ray of a similar class.
X-mas is Christmas, a season of bliss.
X in a letter is good for a kiss.
X is for Xerxes, a monarch renowned.;
X marks the spot where the body was
found, —Exchange, i'
Aged man (in front of college)
| once a freshman in that college
Stude: So what I.
ALEXANDER MURRELLE, married;
president of Speakers' Club last fall;
has 23 college credits; has completed
beyond recognition. Billy Banter and
Hugo Treschwig, the inseparable pair
must have stayed in the water at least
three-fourths of the time.
We didn't fail to notice W. T. Parish,
S. H.'s Greek God, and believe me, he
didn't fail to notice Edith B., if you
get what I
Louis and Tom Harling were both
there. Louis acted kinda funny, wonder what the trouble was. He certainly
J did keep up the old S. H. spirit. (We
mean the bottled kind.)
Goat Gillespie was there too, and he
seemed to be enjoying himself as well
as the company of a certain young
r , I I could mention numerous more,
Sam HoUSton AlUmni I just had the space, but I just have
£##*####*####*##*##■*##*#*#• to put something about "Hudge." Ht
. had charge of the entertainment corn-
When one hears a loudI laugh or | ^^ whkh fa ,nuff sajd The com,
burp, one knows it's Miss Gladys Ja- mit(ee met at his home the night ^
cobs in person. fore tbe picnjc and made the plans. I'll
Rip" Harrison, an old Sam Hous- leave the rest to the imagination of
The Tyler Junior College and High! tonite, is now the star reporter on the those who know "Hudge" as to whether
School have combined forces and put Cougar. 'they had a good time,
-•ut a joint paper known as the Apache- RCna Mai Butler and Clyde Smalley The gang di
if.on Pow-Wow. It's a keen paper. : arc stiH as thick as they were in the and his ex-Met orchestra until the wee
"good olo days." hours, and all came home with happy
: And Frances Nesmith is still makeing memories of a memorable day.
j the good grades she did in high school. P S. Juniors as well as sophomores
i Lynn Galeemer still brags about "how enjoyed this excursion, but Sh-sh,
sisters, when they register at a higher
institution of learning.
The phenominal upshoot in educational rating has so encouraged the
scholastic eligibles in and around Webster community that the number of
students graduating from the high
school in recent years has increased
four and five times over the classes of
seven and eight years ago.
Houston Junior College extends a
hearty invitation to the twenty-two
Webster graduates and to the graduating classes of the many other rural
schools to enroll at H. J. C. and go
to college "at home" in September.
The hour is fast approaching when
you must give the farewell handclasp
to your school pals and to your instructors. So scattered will the sophomores become that this farewell will
not be a mere "so long" but a "Goodbye, buddy, hope our paths will cross
again some day."
The many happy hours spent at our
social functions, assembly meetings,
club gatherings and even lectures, have
knitted together a sentimental feeling
that will always start a happy surge
when thoughts of "good ole H. J. C."
occupy our minds in days to come.
Which reminds us that we would now
like to confront the greatly misinformed
youth who told us a year ago that
"There is no school spirit at Houston
Junior College, no big sport calendar,
U he and his big time football,
parties, good times, etc., can create in |
him a bigger love and more respect
for his school than the policies followed
by our Junior College officials in dealing with the students, then we will admit that we made a mistake.
And when the big thrills of college
football and other big time college
sports can take the place of the close
Father: You say you flunked French,
I can't understand it.
Son: I can't either. That's why I
flunked it. —Sunset Stampede.
The S. T. C. Star contains a cute
poem entitled "Creative Stuff." We'd
like very much to reprint it here, but
it's too long, so we'll just tell you
about it. It's clever. All about the
wooing of the maiden Palmolive by
the Indian brave Mentholatum, and
how Mentholatum shoots Sears Ro-
bucks with his trusty Pierce Arrow.
The following cracks were taken
from Johnson Judge of Albert Sidney
Johnson Junior High. Not half bad if
yejJ ask us.
Physicians often look at the tongue
I to find trouble in the body. By listening
| to that same miscievious clatterer we
often discover the trouble with the
About the time a ir
ing he's a big gun,
ti gets to think-
so mebody fires
The cross-eyed man may be straight,
but he never looks that way."
Cop (to stalled motorist): Say get
I along, what's the matter with you?
Motorist (arcastically): Why Pm just
fine thank you, but I think my engine's
The cabinet of Jugoslavia forbids
high school girls to rouge their lips.
That ought to improve the rouge business in that country.—Thresher.
Angry widow: He didn't leave
thing. I want you to take that "Rest
| in peace" off the "tombstone.
Stone 'Cutter: I'm sorry, I can't do
that, but I can put something under-
i he got drunk" last night.
] Wilma Lindsey, a Sam Houston beauty, gets prettier every day.
Sam Houston high school is insured
because Ruth Depperman attempted to
burn it down several times in order to
Anna Sloane, a proud senior at Jr.
College, was once the same at S. H.
Grace Schoelman, our old histoiy,
hails from S. H. too.
And one cannot think of S. H. without thinking of her greatest sheik,
Harold Renfro. '
Melbadel Wright, Jr. College's best
dressed girl, made history at S. H.l
And it will take a long time to count
the accomplishments of James Julian in
high school and in college. What-a-
Some people dont beleve in love at
first sight but "Tiny" Edmundson sure
Jr. College sure made a "scoop" when
they raked Betty Covington in.
Marian Robinson sure jates at Jr.
College, (especially with a certain
And there's Florence Kendrick, our
Our dear old college would not be
complete without Lucy Tally.
keep this under your hat.
,r. i companionship of the students anu
iced to the tunes of Vic: * , ,, . „ .„ , ,.
structors at this college we will further
admit that school sprit is lacking.
And when some "Whoozis" University lad, lost in the thousands at his
place of study, convinces us that the
[prestige of just the name of "deah ole
j Whoozis" will outweigh a heart to
heart talk with Assistant Dean Dupre
or with Dean of Women, Mrs. Pearl
Bender, we will then promise to withdraw our argument concerning school
spirit—but, as matters stand, we will
recommend that little brother enter
Houston Junior College.
Tho accidents briefly discussed here
actually happened and are not exaggerated. They are collected from the
files of a large insurance company,
and premiums have been collected on
some of them.
During a petting party at an unnamed place, a number of broken ribs I
were sustaised by a male member, and
they were supposed to have been i
broken in tbe arbor of the embrace of .
his petting partner. He collected compensation from his insurance company.
A man ran a lawn mover over a
cartridge which was laying in the
grass, and the cartridge was exploded,
injuring the man seriously.
A sober man stumbled over a cow
while taking a stroll, and collected
damages for his injured dignity; while
while in England another sober fellow (?) succeeded is running into an
A horseshoe which was being used ''
as a good luck sign, fell from its position above a door and struck a man I
who was passing beneath it. A man |
in Rhode Island broke his neck while j
doing a fancy dive into his bed.
A Frenchman was struck five times
by lightning during his lifetime, and
lived to die in bed of pneumonia. The '
computed chance of one person being
struck five times by lightning is about
1 to 2,000,0000,000,000,000,000,000. Or
in another way, the average person
would have to live two thousand million billion lifetimes to have such an
In Newark, N. J., an electric light
company lineman fell off a high pole
and landed almost beside a passing
ambulance, whose surgeon gave him
emergency attention and saved his
A man in Brooklyn, N. Y., was
awakened during the night by his
telephone. When he answered he
found that the caller had the wrong
number. Smelling gas while on his
way back to bed, he investigated and
found all the rest of the family un-
SEEN AT THE PICNIC
two years at South Texas School of
Law; represented Law School as a
debater; defeated H. J. C; drives a
Packard; holds down a responsible
position with the Houston Lighting and
Power Company; is lobbying to make
Junior College a Senior College. Mrs.
Murelle, a Rice graduate also attends
H. J. C.
Never before was Sylvan Beach so
literally full of hungry Cougars witlj
sun-tanned faces. One of the beginning features of the picnic was a|
baseball classic which proved to be
quite a thriller. Pat Foley was trying
to explain to the spectators about what
a good opportunity he had to kill Mr.
Hooker when he rounded third base,
but it seems that Mrs. Hooker was
nearby and overheard the conversation; consequently Pat decided it might
have been two other people.
The main attraction of the game
though was Cy Shaw who was clad in
one of those new fangled topless bathing suts—but this, dear friends, is not
a true test of popularity, four out of
every five have it—the other doesn't
need it—he's dead.—Nora Louise Calhoun said that she would spend O. D.'s
ready change on the "Dodgems" any
Mack Douglas was no slouch when
it came to scuddling one of those contraptions either. Mildred Chandler said
she thought it was fun, but she felt
sure that she could get about as much
enjoyment out of something that was
not quite so rough. Gordon Jones, LeRoy Melcher, and Vic Vebel confessed that they thought the train was
by far the snappiest amusement offered
at the park. Incidentally, they were
given two free rides on the tram.
Jean Weatherall and Exna Throg-
morton spent most of the afternoon
riding on a motorcycle—speed is what
they crave and plenty of it.
And were we surprised when we saw
Hulda Alexander flirting with a root-
beer man—we never know what to
expect next. Bill Spitler and Roger
Bell spent most of the afternoon in
WHAT ARE YOU DJUNKING?
Perhaps you would like to take a
peep inside a liquor chemistry laboratory before you sing out "Bottom
Up" at your next party. An American liquor chemist, working for Uncle
Sam, recently made these enlighten-
We average testing 2,500 samples of
liquor seized in Texas and Oklahoma
.each year. Last year we ,found one
sample that was actually bottled in
bond. The other samples ran from
pretty fair to pretty terrible. The
agents reported finding pigs, chickens,
cockroaches, and even a skunk is the
mash. There account for the organic
matter found when tests were made.
Whisky is rarely found that is actually poisonous. It is a kind of slow
poison. The worst thing about boot-
' leg whiskey is the acids and raw
| aldclydes left because the distillers do
not know how to make it, for they will
not do so if they are able.
"Most people think fusel oil is
poisonous, but as a matter of fact,
fusel oil is found in real good whiskey."
As to the infailability of blue flame
test, whisky, booth good and bad,
burns with a blue flame because of
the alcoholic content, not because it
Most bootleg whiskey would
greatly improved by a few months
a charred keg. The charcoal absorbs
conscious and r
ng gas fumes,
Hillsdale, Mich., was
rossing a street carrying a spare tire
when an automobile hit v him and
■mocked him twenty feet. He lit on
tire and escaped with minor
The bath tub rates as a deadly
weapon in the United States. In one
'ear in New York City, 95 people were
tilled while bathing, and' 95 killed by
ailing objects; so it is just as danger-
)us to walk through the streets as to
ake a bath! i