WITH LLOYD LEGORY
With the initial appearance of this
column, we wish to state that we make
no appologies to the Hon. Lloyd Gregory, Post-Dispatch Sports Editor, or to
his column, "Looking 'Em Over." However, we will say that his column is
As the basketball season is almost
over, the time for the bestowing of
laurels is here. The first person we find
to laud is none other than Coach Archie
French, late of France as his name
implies. Dear old Archie! What would
our team do without him? In his absence, we can picture the team running
around as if lost, and looking hither
and yon for its beloved coach. We
believe everyone realizes the necessity
of Coach French for winning teams at
the Houston Junior College.
It seems as though the Cougars have
at last discovered that they are capable
of winning once in a while. We have
always maintained that they had it in
'em, but it had begun to appear as if
we were mistaken. 'Tis true, they
didn't play Arkansas, T. C. U., or any
of the best quintets in the amateur
circles of Houston. If we wore a hat,
it would be off to the Cougars for their
fine record this season.
And let's not forget our demure
co-ed team. Those lassies really have
completed a successful season. We believe that the best game on their card
was against the Dr. Peppers. The
team gave the "Ten, Two, and Four"
girls a run for their money. Considered as one of the outstanding girl's
teams in the city, the Dr. Peppers were
able to win over our "coliich" by only
six points. We're proud of our girls!
The writer takes the opportunity to
suggest that a faculty basketball team
be organized. It's a shame not to have
some form of recreation for the poor,
overworked "maestros" of this institution. Just think of it; the hard-working faculty is slaving itself to death
because they are not able to secure
As a tentative lineup, we suggest
the following: Harris and Miller, forwards; Miner, center and "capting;"
Bishkin and Kerbow, guards; Birney,
waterboy; French, trainer; Dupree,
manager; Nigro, Rees, Schuhmann, and
Herrington, bench-warmers. We also
suggest that the women instructors
form a pep club to support this team.
What a club, what a club! Ho, hum!
The scoring power of the team would
come from the center, "Flash" Miner.
It is rumored that he was a "hot-shot"
before he turned professional to become a history authority. The remainder of the squad is sure to lend valuable assistance to Mr. Miner in his
Let's all get behind the movement
and start a fund to equip the faculty
for basketball. We owe it to them!
Contributions may be sent to the sports
department of this paper.
Some fellows believe in safety first;
Irene got a ball and chain on Friday
night before Christmas.
Pauline got "action" when she encountered "Big Bertha."
We are trying to find out who it
is that Melanee walks past tbe front
stairs to see. Can anyone help us
There go Elizabeth Phelps and
Helen Tomlin, former Heights "cham-
Helen has an interest in a chemistry class.
Wonder if Mr. Pease will feel lonesome when basketball season is over?
Here comes Captain Elizabeth Runi-
mell. ready for practice. She is one
who is always there. M. M.
We rarely gain a higher or larger
view except as it is forced upon us
through struggles which we would
have avoided if we could.
MORE MANUSCRIPT COME
FROM MYSTERIOUS ONE
OF JOURNALISTIC BENT
Well, I'm back again. You could not
get rid of me after one, issue. Bigger
and better than ever. I want to thank
you, first of all, for publishing the
work I sent in last time. It was really
unexpected, I appreciate it. Thanks for
the name of Marcus Aurelius. That's
a good one. No one knows who Marcus
Aurelius was, nor does anyone know
who the new Marcus Aurelius is. I'm
scared to ask people what they think
about the material I sent in least they
might get wise, so I really don't know
how the column went over. I'm feeling kinder proud having my articles
take up a whole column and part of
another. I think it was used only for
a fill-in, but I don't mind that.
I am swinging a little off course this
time by enclosing a poem I have just
found in a magazine. I think it is a
good one and is true to life. It is interesting because it is written about
Babe Ruth, who we all like to read
about. His fight for success in baseball is the same as our fight for success in other fields. If we follow his
policy, it will help us immensely.
I am enclosing again a page of pointed sayings, which are self-explanatory.
I am also enclosing three short
articles, each of which has a point to
bring out, and I think they succeed in
As I said before, you may print as
much of this material as you see fit.
And I want to thank you again for
-pprinting the material of mine in the
Hint toward identification: I have
black hair and brown eyes.
Babe Ruth, the mighty King of Swat,
Is only human, after all,
Tho' far and near he has no peer
At batting out the homrun ball.
He's always up there trying hard;
He has his days of triumphs great
But now and then, like other men,
He fails to clout 'em from the plate.
One knows, with canny baseball sense,
. No batter always can connect;
Oftimes the "breaks" or pitcher's
Will keep him checked or double-
But still he goes to bat to meet
The crucial test of each day's game;
He's on the jump to beat his stump.
He's in there swinging just the same!
"This batting slump can't last for
Says Babe, the sturdy Son of Bam,
And son the crowd, with cheering loud,
Applauds once more his four-base
He's found his batting eye again
And blasts the ball clean on the
The home run hitter wins success,
Because he's swinging on the job!
The game of ball, and life's great
They're much the same, you're bound
The men and boys who'scale the top
Just keep a winning state of mind.
To each must come his "Batting
Who goes to tussle in the fray,
But he who wears the victor's smile
Goes right on swinging every day!
There are only three things which
you are allowed to steal. They arc
second base, third base and home. You
can't steal first base or anything else
in the game of life without violating
What a dandy thing it is for all of
us to remember that there is nothing
like playing fair and strictly observing
ell the rules. Honesty is the most important rule in the big book. Observe
that one, and the rest will bo easy. To
the student who is honest in all
things, at all times, the game is half
won. Nobody will have anything on
you and you won't have to make excuses to anybody. Remember this:
There is no substitute for honesty.
You either have it or you have it not.
THE MOVING FINGER
Every day "the moving finger
You cannot help making a record of
some kind in school or in any other
undertaking. It is an open record to
those who will look at the results of
Should you attempt to dodge mak
ing a record, the dodging will become
part of that record. So why not make
the pages look as good as possible?
"The moving finger writes, and having written moves on," we can look
back to our record with a feeling of
When your manners attract attention, something is wrong. In fact it is
a very good thing to have your dress
and manners, your way of talking, and
so on, something that does not startle
the observer into immediate attention.
If you turn your head to see how a
young man is dressed, it is a pretty
good sign that he is not well dressed.
Manners that make you think about
them, are not the natural outgrowth of
the personality, but an affection. If
you talk so that all over the street
car people's heads turn in your direction, it is clear something is wrong
with the way you are talking. Anybody can attract attention, and no one
is more likely to attract it than an
idiot. Aim for something higher.
Is there a boy or girl who reads this
paper that does not hate a quitter?
Have you not seen a runner receive
the applause of the stands, though he
finished long after everyone else? Defeated. Yes. But he was not a quitter; he entered the race with the intention of running it, and he ran it.
There is a message Tor you in such
stories that are being enacted every
day in the athletic world, for there the
majority finish, only the few quit. So
it should be in life. We should grapple
with hard tasks with a determination
to win, and not shun a difficult task
because it defeats us the first few
The greatest thrill is not in having
done but in doing, not in having earned but in earning, not in having won,
but in winning. .The greatest thrill is
not in attainment, but in attaining.
There is nothing to recommend a
rubber vacuum cup except the stick-
to-it-iveness, but that one quality
makes them most useful.
Your first dollar in savings bank is
a declaration of independence. Each
succeeding deposit represents a minor
battle for that independence until you
have worked and saved enough to acquire your objective, which should be
one to insure independence.
If you fly off the handle don't expect to hold on to business.
The place for a go-getter is at the
top, and there you will find him—except when he will be on his way to a
First-class ambition and third-rate
effort are like a long and short leg.
They won't get you anywhere in the
The student who is getting the most
pleasure, the most downright fun, out
of his school life, is the one who is
doing his work right.
Every person meets with obstacles,
and when he does he must either
promptly conquer them or else they
will quickly conquer him.
When you have laid a little money
by for a rainy day, don't be fooled by
a shower from a garden hose.
The greatest indication of future success is an attempt to improve every
Ability creates capital. You are
your own mint.
A good persona] appearance is notification to the world that you are getting good results in taking care of
yourself, which leads them to think
that you can take care of your job.
Our idea of a perfect student is not
one who has no faults but one who
endeavors each day to correct them.
Happy is tho person who throws his
whole being into what he does. During
the hours he sleeps he is as well off as
Rockefeller, the hours he works he is
as contented as Edison, for the remainder of the time he is probably
better pleased than President Hoover.
There is no fun in doing things that
Day by day we make a record of
success or failure. There is no way of
escaping it. ^^^^~
Great fortunes are begun with
small savings.—From Campus Cub.
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sure they did not intend this. It was
just plain thoughtlessness. I am sure
that we fellow students all agree that
we have no better friend in the college than our librarian, Mrs. Shearer.
Her gentle manner, her patience, and
her willingness to help us at any time
is appreciated, but let us show our appreciation and our willingness to cooperate with her by being orderly and
by strictly obeying the rules of the
LETTER STARTS CONTROVERSY
Some really pungent controversy has
been started in the Just Talk department by the following letter which has
been answered by George Perry. Both
To the Editorial Board of The Cougar,
am a student who is not particularly active in student activities, but
that is neither here nor there. I am a
part of the group for which the Cougar
; published and have, therefore, a
;ght to an opinion. I will ask you a
few simple questions which I wish you
Id answer in your paper. The
Why is the Cougar so lifeless from a
Why are the names of a select few
And why, with a capital "W", does
the CougaT have no editorial aggressiveness or editorial backbone?
(Signed) A Student of the College and
a Dissatisfied Reader of The
Just to prove that our editorial policy is spineless we will deviate from
our rule of placing all anonymous letters, after neatly folding them, in the
In answer to question one, we wish
to point out that our news area is
within the school. It is limited to the
activities of the students during the
few hours they are at school and are
behaving generally in accordance with
a set rule of decorum. This limits the
paper's scope and precludes many
unusual occurrences that might ordinarily fill its columns.
The answer to your second question
is almost self-evident. Some students
are, of course, more active than others
although what usually occasions the
use of a name in the paper where a
choice might be exercised is the acquaintanceship of the reporter. The
dearth of social cohesion in the school
is a cause, not a result, of this condition.
And as to editorial backbone and
aggressiveness we can state our case
clearly and without shame. Primarily
The Cougar is a student organ, and we
do not believe in a completely democratic school government. We believe
in government by a capable few. We
realize that were we here to dictate
school policies we would not be students but instructors. And should we
feel called upon in any particular instance vialently to oppose the faculty,
would be called editorial backbone or
simpl yboneheadedness? We do not
have to be pleased with everything
around the college. But We would be
oblivious to our limitations should we
point out and magnify inner-college
blemishes even when we are aware of
o not envy dead
A dainty, brighlfeyed little co*ed
with a joyful manner that seems,
somehow, out of keeping with her obvious youth Is MELANEE GARRETT.
The "King of Wit" suitably characterizes LUCIAN BUKOWSKI who always seems to enjoy himself wherever he goes.
Irresistible GEORGIA NELL KING*
with mischief sparkling in her eyea
and bubbling over from her lips always curved in a merry smile.
From the mass of her lustrous
wavy hair to the tips of her neat little shoes MARGARET TAYLOR is
the spirit incarnate of the sport-loving, fun-seeking co-ed.
One block East of Junior College
"Let's Get Acquainted"
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Southern California (home from a
vacation trip out of the state)—"Ahhh!
Doesn't the old bus ride nice, now
that we've got the tires filled again
with this wonderful Los Angeles air!"
EXCUSE IT. PLEASE
He said while they were in Montreal Miss Halperin had told him that
she 'had lured Rothemberg to the
street corner where he was struck,
down by a fake telephone call.
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