Prophecy of Classfof '32
rl. J. d.
We enter the long, arched entry-
Stewed, and in a few moments were met by that celebrated mystic, himself
After a formal exchange of greetings, this slender Oriental seer led us into hi;
private den and motioned us to seats. The room was small and richly furnished with many rare treasures from eastern lands. A single light was burning at one end and the air was heavy with the vapors of incense which burned
before a jeweled figure of the great Buddha. We chatted for a few moments
atid then made known the purpose of our visit. After listening in silence until
we had finished speaking, Ali Time paused for a moment and then offered to
let us look into'the depths of the magic crystal and see for ourselves what the
future holds twenty years hence.
We were seated before a small table with the lone light at our backs; upon
the silken-cove red top of this table, Ali Time placed a beautiful, irridescent
hell of purest crystal. After muttering various mystical incantations to the
deities, he bade us to remain in absolute silence and to gaze fixedly into the
depths of the crystal for a revelation of the facts we sought,
jj After gazing steadily for five or ten minutes, our eyes filled with tears and
then the ball grew misty. Then it turned black and after a moment seemed
to disappear altogether; in its stead, we looked upon a moving panorama—
we had been transported into the life of the year 1952.
The Junior College of yester-year has now become the University of Houston, one of the finest universities in the world, with a broad and well-kept
campus and many beautiful and stately buildings. Its faculty and equipment
are matched by few and surpassed by none. Many of the graduates of H. J.
C. now have sons and daughters in this magnificent institution.
Among the many scenes that passed in review before our startled eyes we
saw many familiar faces, those of our class-mates back in '32: Harold Bell
Renfro, that ladies' man, could not be content with one woman so he left the
United States to become the Sultan of Persia. He has been there for fifteen
years, but is still looking for the second member of his harem; the first one
married him for his money, but when she found out how really small the in- \
ducement was, she threatened to leave him s^jj £tope with the ice-man.
Another popular figure from the campus of H. J. C, Christine Fitzgerald,
gave up a promising career in the Follies (whose folly?) and returned to the
Mighty Metropolis of Teague to become the sweetheart of the town and the
mother of a family of five.
lone Brown, after a gay and giddy youth, has finally settled down to become head librarian in the obscure city of New York.
Many of the love-sick couples so often seen strolling through the corridors
of dear old Alma Mater have ended their affairs at the altar; Johnny Heaner,
after ten years of high pressure courtship, finally persuaded Beatrice Loock
to say those sweet little words that sentenced him to a life of labor and now
they'll soon have a freshman in the University of Houston.
Edgar Nirken, Finklestein to you, has recently become the sole owner of a
flourishing haberdashery establishment. The feature of Mr. Nirken's business
in his big selling-out sale which lias been in progress for ten years. The stock
is still intact.
Mrs. Lavada Harris Wood has been very successful in her management of:
*he Wildwood Retreat, a convalescent home. She has a very select clientele at
present, composed chiefly of ovrworkd studnts of the snap courses taught by1
Mr. Miner and Mr. Miller. The rush has been so great that Mrs. Meta Bland,
has recently joined the staff.
•Among the ranks of those to achieve either . ffti&e oi" Hotoriei;' is Milford
Smith. After blowing out of dear old Junior College ,he is still blowing, having
become an internationally known lecturer
Having been gifted with the power to improve on nature's handiwork, Bernice Blackshere has gained renown as a beauty expert. Her salon is the resort of the most noted beauties.
Evelyn Harris has used her talents to beautify the world, also. She's. an
interior decorator. (Not the kind you're thinking of either, smarty.)
Even after twenty years there are some of us that would like to know Jo
Carraway better. i
We had such hopes for Louise Morgan's future, but we find her a leader in
the back to the farm movement. Such is life.
This concludes our vision except for the part concerning your reporters.
But regardless of the requests of our tremendous and ardent public, due to
—' our well-known inferiority complexes and overwhelming modesty, we will
of the palatial home of Ali Time not unfold the last and by far the most important part.
. __ GORDON JONES.
Paul Sparks no longer says "I don't
know," when a teacher asks him a
question. (He sleeps through his
classes and doesn't hear the questions
now.) Vernon Smith no longer has to
wear his red suspenders and green tie,
but they sure did look cute. And
Victor Voebel looking perfectly immaculate as usual.
Seems to be a Reagan parade. The
crowd's thinning now, and we gotta
get to class before the next bell.
Alice C. Luckel will attempt the lure
of Hollywood and brightlights. She
figures that her saucerlike eyes, steamboat build, and husky baritone voice.
will eliminate all possible competition1
and put her on Broadway in record
time. "Maybe I'll change my name to
Maggie Squimp," she states.
Ranch life in the ruff and tuff form
must appeal to John Hill, who expects
to spend his time riding horses and
sleeping on a ranch in central Texas,
where he will journey immediately. E.
B. tells us of several wild parties that
will take place on week ends and of
many popular students who will stay
Crab selling will take up all the time
of Ruth Depperman and Grace Schoel-
man. This popular pair will live a
life at sea at Grace's home on the bay
and will crab all day long and sell
all night long for a living. We hope
they do not starve but unless they are
mighty good crabbers they are in for:
some hard times.
A lot of wild Ideas are centered in
the head of Hamp Robinson who is
undecided as to what he will do. "May-
Deadly carbon monoxide, a constituent of illuminating gas and automobile motor exhaust, takes a constant
toll of life from the careless and unfortunate. Since it combines so avidly with human blood, the treatment of
victims by ordinary methods of resus-
itation is almost futile.
Recently, however, a method for the
euro of carbon monoxide poisoning
was reported by L. Schmidt, of Kiel,
Germany. By confining cats, rendered
unconscious by carbon dioxide, in a
chamber filled with pure oxygen in
which the pressure oscillated between
2.3 and 2.5 atmospheres in synchronism with the breathing of the cats, the
specimens were revived in two min-
utes and were removed from the:
chamber in full health with a half
I. J. C. LIBRARIAN
Mrs. Hannah Shearer, librarian
wishes to announce that all library
books taken out this week and next
eek must be returned by May 27.
After that books may be taken oul
overnight until June 1.
Students holding overdue books or
owing library fines will not receive
their grades or credits until they have
cleared themselves with the library.
An order for new library books to
be used for reference work in sum-
school has recently been made
The Junior College Library has
many books that are particuarly use-
English students. Among these
WALLACE H. MINER
are the four reference books by which
of the 'Old Windbag", as he is affectionately called by his few close friends j ^W«S "^ bo traced:
(very few) is due to his sweet little wife, nee Miec nAo<n^n. t.gmwuv iwhnEo An inriov tr, T?'„r.trv and
Socialism. Most of the success \
Miss Rosemary Lawrence, whose
silken gfove shields an iron hand.
Tom Studdert, the old gi^lo, has never in all these .years missed a .single
dance, for he mixes business wii.li pleasure: be hs'the agent for a nationally
advertised brand of corn plasters.
9 Florine Davis has become an expert on the care and feeding of goldfish and
as such does a tremendous amount of business among the newly rich >vho
manifest the utmost devotion to their finny pets.
After a shaky start, Bernice Branum has now blossomed into an accomplished organist and has made the fans forget Ann Leaf and Jessie Crawford.
Hugo Lueders staged a whirlwind political campaign and manged to get
elected to Congress on quite an original platform, that of a "full dinner pail
for the common man." No doubt, the entire credit for his election goes to his
astute campaign manager, Vic Voebel, who says that you
people al! of the time and the rest of them often
By diligent application of the principles learned in Mr. Kerbow's psychology
class, shy and retiring Elizabeth Bastian has built up a gigantic printing busi-;.
ngss. Her motto is we print anything that's fit. (But who's to judge what's]
Index to Pott1? and Rec£?tio»s.
Dictionary of Phrases anu Fables.
Familiar Quotations, by Bartlett.
Hoyt's New Cyclopedia of Practical
As Index to Poetry -and Recitations
has three indexes. A quotation or the
verification of an author may be looked up in the title index, the author
index, or the first line index.
First, the exact source and author
are given; then there are capital let-
of the '*crs w*uc'1 represent publications containing these selections.
The key to these letters or symbols
found at the first or the book.
Dictionary or Phrase and Fable
fit?) I gives the "derivation, source, or origin
Arthur "Killer" Burns, he of the magnificent torso, has become the idol of 0f common phrases, allusions, and
the devotees of the squared circle and is a favored contender for the World's ! wort|s that have a tale to tell" All
Dress Weight championship. _ ! words and expressioss are arranged
Another to venture forth into the world of sports and make a name for
himself is R. Louis "Strangler" Higginbotham, who by combining uncanny
brain work with superhuman strength, now wears the belt of the World's
Heavyweight Wrestling Cmampion.
James Page and Jennie Jo Bentley, who used to delight the audiences in
various school dramatic performances have continued their way up the tor-
i road to stardom and are now rated as the two greatest lovers of the
silver screen. Their superb portrayel of romantic roles far surpasses that of
Garbo and Gable.
i with deepest regret that we narrate the following sad events: Jim
Bertrand, our own Jimmy, poor boy! was a famous r3*fio crooner, beloved of
fifty million women, but when television became general his popularity suddenly faded. We wonder why.
Elizabeth Dickinson and Justine Shapley still say that while a stocking
might not hold all that they'd like for Christmas, a pair of socks would.
O. D. Brown (the poor boy just didn't have a chance) has become a professor of economics and with the help of Nora Louise, has learned that two
cannot live as cheaply as one.
"Boys aren't the only ones to distinguish themselve in ports, Avis Cook and
Rena Mai Butler, are now the two leading contenders for the women's tennis
singles title, the crown once worn by Helen Wills Moody.
"Slizabeth Ferguson, and Pauline Katribe, together with Catherine Meyers
__• receiving the thrills of their lives acting as chaperons for modern youth.
Each of them agrees that boys and girls haven't changed a bit since the time
or our grandmothers.
Two notable exponents of the dance, Elizabeth Kerbow and James McCar-
dell, have become famous the world over and are one of the most sought after
dancing teams on the stage.
Frank Mills, the teachers' pet. is now called "cork" because he always has
his head in the neck of a bottle.
Anna Sloane has developed the terrible habit of talking in her sleep. It
s,wms that she talks so much and so loud that she has to sleep in the next
room to keep from waking herself up.
Paul Gilder is still teaching the girls to swim. In a country that practices,
homicide, its hard to understand how he has escaped some of these husbands.
,Eleanor Busbey and Violet Herbert, better known as Damon and Pythias,
are still putting up with each other and have rented flats in the same apartment building.
Hugo Englchardt has become an eminent biologist. He got his start skin-
ling cats under the expert tutelage of Mr. Hooker.
It is rumored that Cy Shaw, the Humble Oil' Roughneck, is about to leave
the University of Houston, climaxing twenty years of labor lost. It is feared
that the school will have to close its doors. What would it be without Cy?
(We think it would be better off!)
It took Addison Woestemeyer seventeen years to pop the question, but now
after three years of wedded bliss, he and Myrta Ann Meisner are still sweethearts. What a record!!!
"Famous Quotations by Bartlett is a
collection of passages, phrases, and
proverbs traced to their sources in ancient and medievial literature.
The material is first arranged;
chronologically thru the nineteenth
century; this is followed by a section'
of miscellaneous excerpts, quotations.
from classical writers, and excerpts'
from the Bible and Book of Common
There is an author index at the
first of the book, and another index
at the back which is arranged alphabetically according to the principal
word is the sentence.
Hoyt's Cyclopedia is the quotation
most easily used. The quotations are
arranged under topics according to
their general meaning, sense, or idea.
This book contains' a Biographical
Index, a Topical Index, and a Concordance at the end.
be I'll get married," he laughs, "but
who will marry me?" The butchering
life at his dad's market will put money
in his bank account but will offer little
fun. He might live down at the bay
or stay on a ranch but his mind is undecided. He probably will gigolo
If Windy Smith improves his game j
enough he plans to challenge Jake !
Hess for the Southwest Conference |
tennis title. Months on the eouits
should make his game look better and
if it does, look out Jake Hess!
A majority of the teachers will continue to instruct at the college. Because it is an age of depression and
money is hard to get, it is felt that a
little dinero will come in handy, and
no doubt they are right. Even at
that Mr. Miner could not leave his lovable history classes if he had to. And
Mr. Birney feels that he may discover a future newspaper man in his
ummer school class.
Camp Sterling wil claim the tutorship
of two J. C. lads. Malcolm Pech and
Adolph Marks, two prominent schoolboys will leave Houston soon after the
finish of school and spend the entire
summer at camp. Pech acts as instructor of athletics, while Marks
coaches baseball and edits the camp
Cy Shaw will be shipped away by i
the Humble Company and. will con- j
tinue his roughneck oil field work in ;
some other place. Aside from his work
Shaw plans on spending several weeks
the wilds where he will hunt and
fish nil by his lonesome.
We were standing in the corridor a
few minutes ago, and so many Hites
people passed by, we thought for a
while that we were back at Reagan.
You shoulda seen 'em. There was Jim
Bertrand, presdent of the Sophomore
class; Christine Fitzgerald, president of
the Dramatic Club, vice president of the
Student Association, secretary of the
Speaker's Club, and what-not. How
could one person be so many things at
one time? Ah! that sheik approaching—
can it be, yes, no, well so it is, Sam
Brickey with his hair as curley as
ever. Howard Roberts and Henry Ra-
denz, side-kicks of high school days.
Wonder if they're still the pals they
used to be. Wenor;!}h -Phd'pS, Secretary
of the Platform Club, talking as usual,
and still saying nothing.
If it isn't Paul Gilder. Paul's going
to be a gym teacher, but he's resting
up at Junior College before beginnning
his strenuous career. Jennie Dell Dawis
decided to come out here and study
dramatics. We'll bet it was so she
could join the Silver Phantom Players.
Wonder how she's making out. Me-
thinks Virginia Cotter has another new
hair cut. Looks cute, Virginia.
Jessie Higganbotham, how'd you ever
get out of high school? Oh well, so it's
allright. And there's Berta Estes, still
as pretty as ever, Margaret Smith
couldn't stand the idea of being separated from Laverne Lathrop, so they
both came to H. J. C. Leroy Melcher,
owns his own car and what-not. Wonder if he's still going with a certain
Hites brunette. Leonard Sherrod
back in Houston this year. Into the old
grind again. Lolita Washburn, petite
and blonde, she sings in a church choir
too. What a girl.
FACTS AND FEATURES
A skid-proof road of iron blocks on
an asphalt base has been laid in London for exhibition purposes.
India has no language common to all
The nectar which bees gather from !
flowers contains sucrose, the same
sugar which is found in cane and in
There is enough water on and in
the Earth to cover the entire surface
to a depth of three miles.
The Sun is not the center of our
Solar System! Astronomy has shown
that the center swings toward the'
Contrary to the usual idea, there is
more caffein in tea than in coffee.
Analysis shows that tea leaves contain
1.5 to 25 percent caffetin, while the
coffee bean contains only 1%.
Cocoa, if taken in sufficient quantities, may be classed as habit forming
due to certain alkaloids present in the
A steel worker's air hammer strikes
over sixteen blows per second.
If all the gold in the world which 1
being used for money were to be
melted together into one solid mass, it
would make a cube thirty-one feet in
every dimension. This would be
A snail has 8000 teeth!
Camphor balls as sold on the market, are not made of camphor, but
consist of naphthalene.
According to statistics, 760 eggs are
layed every second in the United
America can fly 818 miles per hour
It is about as big as a bumblebee.
Due to atmospheric refraction, on a
clear horizon the Sun can be seen before it rises, and after it sets!
Sixty-eight people die on earth each
minute according to statistical estimations.
50,000,000 Frenchmen can't be
wrong. Oh yes they can. because the
latest census shows that France has a
population of less than 42 000 000