Of The Houston Junior College
Houston, Texas Established 1928
Published semi-monthly during the
college year. Subscriptions, $1 per
year. Single copies, 10 cents.
Editor-in-Chief Oscar Gonroe
Managing Editor A. Marks
. Lucy Tailey, Betty Covington
Faculty Advisor.. Fred R. Birney
Sports Editor V. F. (Rip) Harrison
Feature Editor L. Ray Pell
Literary Editor James Julian
Humor Editor Ruth Depperman
Hairy Phillips, Gladys Jacobs, Mary
Jane Fly, James Page, Eugene Heard,
Margaret Macey, L. P. Marshall, Eugene Heard, Wenona Phelps, Helen
Higgins, Wilma Lindsay, Flossie White,
Gladys Howard, Walter Garrett.
By James L. Julian
Interest in class distinction seems to
be dwindling. Is it that the sophomores have finally decided that the
freshman group is larger and more
distinguished than they are, or to what
do we owe the slack?
The contents of a recent letter from
Jimmie Brough, who is now attending
college in Fort Collins, Colo., might
serve to remind them—I mean the
mighty sophs—that the lowly frosh are
still classed as "insigs" in Colorado.
Jimmie tells us that the sophomores
at Fort Collins enforce the freshman
rules. The penalty for any frosh who
disobeys the rules is a "tubbing."
After assembly each Monday afternoon
they read the names of delinquent
freshmen, run them through a belt lne,
and then duck them. Hope I'm not
putting ideas into the already crowded
heads of the sophs.
According to the letter, Jimmie is
having a grand and glorious time. He
thinks it's a privilege to live in Colorado, but he says to remind the fellows that it's a pleasure to live in
Texas. We agree with you, Jimmie.
Our Barney Oldiields
According to the law of averages,
there should have been several fatal
accidents among Junior College speeders.
Let us glance for a moment at the
facts concerning recklss driving at this
institution. Approximatly one-third of
the students who are at school come
in their automobiles. Out of this number there are numerous ones who take
it upon themselves to display their
driving ability to their fellow students- These are the ones who drive
"hell bound" around the curves
the driveways, disregarding other cars
There are several possible results
of this carelessness. The driver may
crash into another car, into one unlucky pedestrian, or into both. He is
therefore endangering both life and
property when he drives too fast
It may seem to the speeder as
though his display of speed is entertaining to his associates, but he should
realize that it takes no particular
talent to drive a car and that his efforts do not bring any admiration
The time has come for this speeding
to stop. Let every one act as a factor
in halting such nonsense. It is your
duty to help secure safety around
The past week has brought us exchange papers from all corners ot the
United Slates. The paper that comes
the fartherest is the PACIFIC STAR
from St. Benedict, Oregon. A nice
paper that handles -the school problems in a straight-frorn- the -shoulder
The CAMPUS CUB published here
our front yard in contrast to the
PACIFIC STAR, is a well-edited and a
11 composed journal. It might be
said that it contains lots of local
From Amarillo comes the RANGER,
published in a convenient size. The
size will enable one to read it in a
classroom, crowded street car, in a
telephone booth or under the bed
Darn clever, I'd say.
The PILOT from Port Arthur must
have several talented columnists on its
staff as it always "runs7' several clever
From Dallas comes the ACORN, a
paper which seems to carry out the
school and class spirit. Each of the
four classes have a column concerning activities and functions of the
respective class. It contains good material, good leads, goods, good cartoons and cuts, in short it is generally
The COLLEGE STAR from San
Marcos is a nifty paper. After reading it one hag the impression that the
whole school is just one big family.
The front page is very "newsy" and
11 written, but more jokes should
carried on the other pages.
Remember that knowledge of one's
faults is power. —Austin Parker.
Love is one of the few diseases of
the liver which can not be cured by
temperance or an apple a day.
—Michael Ar' :n.
Many a girl has been rudely awakened by the man of her dreams.
'There are fools who kiss and tell,"
Wisely has the poet sung;
Man may hold all sorts of posts
If he'll only hold his tongue.
No News Is Bad News
Perhaps you are one of the multitude of students who have been anxiously awaiting The Cougar's third appearance. More than likely, you are.
Surely you have been wondering the
cause of its long delay. If you are, we
are more than glad to explain it to
you and want you to help us rush up
the next issue.
The college gives us an appropriation yearly with which to put out a
Cougar for you, and we don't have
any of the usual financial troubles—
but, we do have our troubles.
The staff of The Cougar has no front
page news. Oodles and oodles of features and short stories and jokes are
on hand all the time, but that is not
enough to put out a newspaper. What
The Cougar needs is news and plenty
We appreciate your interest in send-
The secret of success
If you will drink hair restorer, follow every dram with some good
standard depilatory as a chaser.
—Don Mar qui,
The more I learn, the more I am
confronted by my damnable ignorance. —Brice O. Taylor.
...Here's to the lying lips we meet,
For truthful lips are bores;
And lying lips are very sweet
When lying close to yours.
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be depended on to put a classy team
on the floor that will give account of
themselves this year.
The first day of practice saw the
squad get down to real work, with
Coach demonstrating and drilling them
the rudiments of the game. A good
defensive coupled with a fast-breaking
passing attack completes the plans of
French and from the defensive part of
the game have the players seem the
most playing. Mixing a fast attack
with a tight defense, the first-s I ringers
have steadily improved and have all
the appearance of a first-class quintet.
With a little backing by the student
body, this team can be counted on to
go places this year.
ing us features, jokes and what not,
but we want news. The more actual
news we get, the oftener we can put
out your paper. So if you want it,
Fred Aebi didn't make the football
team, but his girl did.
"Women are too biased," says Dirk
Johnson, "they always say bias this
and bias that."
Sarah Lucy discovered one of the
obstacles to getting an education at
the H. J. C. is finding a place to park.
"In the future," osseris "Bone-
crusher" McKibben, "men will yearn
for cigarettes just like mother used
Louise Morgan discovered that
every year is leap year for the, pedestrian.
A scientist says that the earth
weighs more in the winter. Meyer
Lurie thinks it's because everybody
as on an overcoat.
John L, McGaughey defines velocity
;, "What a person lets go of a bee
Have you noticed them? What'
Elmer Hamilton's stylish spats.
Wilson Hunt declares he is not the
least bit conceited. But the other day
he bought a book entitled, "What
Every Woman Wants," jus! to see if
they spelled his name correctly.
LeRoy Dailey should shave his cute
little mustache before it saps all his
Our one and only Bob Branham:
"If money talks, I'm speechless."
Bernice Branum is so lazy that she
only gets mad at mind readers, so she
won't have to tell them what she
thinks of 'em.
O. D. Brown: "My father is working
my way through college,"
James Page, an authority on sports,
discovered the last man to box John
L. Sullivan was his undertaker.
George Snider: "When my wife gets
to be 40, I'll trade her for two
Jonah: "You can't keep a good man
Allen Weed denies basket ball is
his favorite game. Quail on toast is.
Floyd Stough discovered his hair was
full of electricity. It should be, its
connected to a dry cell.
Public speaking is the art of dilut-
: a two-minute idea with a two-
hour vocabulary."—Pat Inman.
What would we do if we didn'> hnve
'Windy" Smith to keep the i'reshmen
las Junior College
displayed such an exhibition of beaus
and bells as last Friday at the annual
freshman prom. There was the freshman class president, Mac Douglas, of
course the dance would not be complete without him. Winsome little
Lula Grace Kellogg seemed to be corn-
ting what we call the "grand rush."
I axe you, didn't you think that
"Hamp" Robinson was really the
nerts in his "lax." I would be one to
say that he was almost kissable.
We wonder why Cy Shaw wasn't
dancing more, it couldn't be that
something has happened to that Den-
tyne smile. Wilma Lindsay, closely
followed by Silas Fry, enjoyed the
dance down to the last note, though
she said she enjoyed the intermission
from twelve lo twelve-thirty the most.
Say, boys, did you see Betty Covington? She was really the beller,—are
we right or are we right?
Well, everyone was happy and the
floor was crowded with thousands of
smiling students dancing to the intoxicating music furnished by Ted
Clifford and his band. Oh! I almost
forgot, according to the freshman
class president the enormous sum of
$1.25—no more, no less—was the net
profit made on the dance. I was also
requested to announce that this money
will go to buy vaseline hair tonic for
Mr. Birney (advertisement or something).
Lamentations while tripping th
fantastic . . . Marion Adams, God'
ft to women . . . Elmer Hamilton'
spats (or was it his winter underwear
slipping down?) . . . Hulda Alexander
an EYEFUL . . . Harvey Richards, H.
J. C.'s own Beau Brummel . . . Charles
Buse, who is always light on his partner's feet . . . radiant Violet Herbert
who dances divinely . . . the girls fell
for Murray Hart, one fell twice during one dance . . . Oscar Conroe, professionally a newspaper man and socially a gigolo . . . Pat Foley has his
own idea of how to engage in the
And no H. J. C. dance is complete
without Mr. Miner . . . A! K. Hall
and Fuller Booze was present . . Nora
Louise Calhoun sumptuously gowned
. . . naughty stags Irving Weinstein
and Billy Stovall . . . Howard Graham
a treat for the ladies . . . alluring
Gladys Kuykendall and handsome
Warren Lemmon . . . Billy Wander
suffered a Turkish bath in his tux
. . . Donald McKibben, H. J. C. football star . . . Gladys Howard very
pretty and red-headed, too . . . Frances Nesmith attracting plenty of stags.
You should have seen . . . Margaret
Smith, shrouded in valvet and strutting like a peacock . . . Donald Aitken,
who deserves plenty of credit for
making the dance a success . . . J. C.
Crawford in a trance (and cold sober,
too) . . . Windy Smith being mistook
for a waiter.
Impressive happenings . . . Tom
Studdert and Rosemary Lawrence (the
long and the short of it) . . . Messrs.
Harris and Hooker, two boys that enjoyed themselves . . . enticing Bernice
Branum . . . gallant Curtis Dunk . . .
a ladies' man, H. D. Matthews . .
Melbadel Wright, a suicide blonde
(died by her own hands) . . . BUI
Spitler with a foreign look in his eye
. . . Rob't Raiford's complete disregard of his surroundings , . . Allyne
Allen an eye-opener . . . Arthur
Sweitzer with no regard for conscien-
ciousness . . . symmetric Ruth Depperman . . . Alice Clare Luckel flashing a pair of seductive eyes ... the
eciprocating motion displayed by C.
G. Hall . . . Harold Renfro who dances
like the average person can skate
hile intoxicated . . . Richard Macfee,
m't rush ladies . . . Fred Aebi was
mistaken for Rudy Vallee and James
Julian was mistaken for Frankenstein's monster.
Who the cute little girl wi',\ J. C.
S. at the freshman dance was?
Why Margaret Comhaire is always
^And 'why John Goodyear hangs
around Junior College so much.
If Hulda Alexander knows she looks
like Joan Crawford when she wears
her hair down?
How M. Smith can be in so many
Let's go back in the past a bit and
see who we can see. Most 0f our
favorites have left us but I guess they
had to go somelime, though. Some
here! Some there! Some everywhere! Seems as if Texas was their
choice, for just oodles of ole H. J. C.
studes are there now.
F'r instance, GENEVIEVE WELDON, "the fairest of the fair," H. J.
C.'s most popular girl, president of
The Cougar Collegujns, yell leader,
and well, she just held an office in
every club she belonged to. And
there's that inimitable LEE MEYER
up at Texas, too. HAZEL TAYLOR,
too, she also was president of the Pep
Club, and best all around girl. Some
olhers are CHARLES WARREN,
FERNE SWEENEY, JOE TORTOR-
ICE, TAM TAMBERELLO, MILDRED
ALLBRIGHT, LLOYD REMBERT,
FRANCIS HARRIS, CECILE IN-
GOLD, SON FATJO, JIMMIE RAY
PHILLIPS, WAYNE LIVERGOOD,
GEORGE DORCHER, MARY SADLER, LONNIE LYONS, THELMA
SCALES, PEARL FRIEDMAN, STERLING JACKSON,, and JACK THURMAN. Sterling was treasurer of the
sophomore class and Jack was our
scholarship winner last year.
Let's move our opry glasses over to
Chicago, huh? We see WILLARD
NESMITH and HAROLD WOOD there
just getting along fine and dandy.
Willard won Ihe boys' debating contest in '29, was editor of The Cougar,
too, president of the Dramatic Club,
and a winner of the H. J. C. scholarship. Harold was our most popular
boy and was president of last year's
Why not take a 111' peek up at Baylor? There's PHIL HAMBURGER.
Phil's another asset that H. J. C.
boasts. He was a member of our
boys' debating team. Gordon Jones
was his colleague. And I see LUCIEN
BUKOWSKI. Gee, but we certainly
miss his everlasting smile and wise
cracks. Oh, yeh? Not to changing
the subject, but I heard that FLOYD
GALBREATH was goin' to A. and M.
Isn't he the answer to a maiden's
Gee! But was almost forgot Rice,
and with ADELE DRINKLE out
there, too. Adele was a member of
the girls' debating., team last year.
While I'm on the subject, I wonder
where ELIZABETH SINCLAIR is this
year; she was the other half of the
team. And some say the better one.
Oh, yes, Adele was our most biaut-
ful girl in '29, and really and truly
she was- beautiful. HAROLD STEELE
seems to be farin' pretty well out
there, don't you think? He was president of the Oratorical association last
year, and did he make a good one
... are you telling me? REVERIS
EAVES, HELEN ALLNOCH, and
LOIS ROSE DAWSON are still out
there, I hear. You know they say
Lois Rose is Mr. Miner's one and only
successor. Helen won the girls' tennis tournament out here last year,
too. BERT FRIEDBERG is also giving Rice a treat. You know he came
in on a close second to Bobbie
Branum last year in the boys' tennis
tournament. And there's MARY
GEORGE HARRIS, JAY LEE NORMAN, AMOS BEELER, and WARREN
BUTTLEMAN out there, too.
All these girls that become nurses,
what are we going to do to them? I
took a slant over to Galveston just
then, and who should I see but
LLEWELLYN ROSS, one of the
sweetest HI' co-eds we ever possessed.
She's up at the John Sealy hospital,
in training for a nurse. OPAL BEANE
out at the Texas Dental college
v. Otherwise she is known as the
first president of the Cougar Colleg-
We wonder where CLIFFORD
WHITEHEAD, GUS MEYERS, BOBBIE MoCOLLOUGH, OLIVER Mc-
CALL, AARON KALMANS, and
SONNY STANACKER are Bet Howard Graham surely is missing Sonny
as well as most of the rest of us. Give
start on what you're doing, if
anything, how you're getting along 'n'
just everything that's writable.
places at one time?
Who John Smith is? And does he
How A. Burns learned to read poetry
Why Murray Hart limped to school
the Monday after the freshman dance?