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Title The Cougar, Vol. 4, No. 9, March 20, 1931
Alternative Title The Cougar, Vol. IV, No. 9, March 20, 1931
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  • Kendall, Everett
Date March 20, 1931
Language English
Description From masthead: "The Cougar of The Houston Junior College, Houston, Texas. Established 1928."
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  • College student newspapers and periodicals
  • University of Houston
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • newspapers
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  • Text
Identifier LH1.H6 C6; OCLC: 10270243
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  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • University of Houston Archives
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Transcript THE COUGAR PEEPING UNDER WITH LLOYD LEGORY Initial Appearance 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 also good. Coach French 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. The Team 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. Female Sextet 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! Faculty Basketball 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 enough exercise! 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 scoring sprees. 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. PERSONALS 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 find out? There go Elizabeth Phelps and Helen Tomlin, former Heights "cham- peens." 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 their purpose. 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 last issue. Hint toward identification: I have black hair and brown eyes. BATTING SLUMP 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- checked. 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 long," 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 knob; 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 to find; The men and boys who'scale the top Just keep a winning state of mind. To each must come his "Batting Slumps," Who goes to tussle in the fray, But he who wears the victor's smile Goes right on swinging every day! STEAL 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 the rules. 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 writes—" 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 your work. 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? Then when— "The moving finger writes, and having written moves on," we can look back to our record with a feeling of pride. ATTRACTING ATTENTION 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. THE QUITTER 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 BARBS 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 new top. 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 are easy. 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. JUST TALK— (Continued from Page 2) 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 letters follow: To the Editorial Board of The Cougar, Gentlemen: 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 questions are: Why is the Cougar so lifeless from a news standpoint? Why are the names of a select few always mentioned? 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 Cougar. Dear Sir: 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 waste basket. 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 their existence. o not envy dead George Perry. 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. ALMEDA PHARMACY One block East of Junior College "Let's Get Acquainted" Holman and LaBranch H. 8194 "Where Quality, Service and Experience Count" BILAO'S SHOE SHOP Special Attention Paid to Ladies' Shoes A TRIAL IS ALL I ASK PHONE PRESTON 7910 1108 Capitol Avenue 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. SCHOOL BOOKS AND SUPPLIES Fountain Pens and Pencils— The Latest Books, Stationery and Gifts—Visit Our Lending Library PILLOTS 1014 TEXAS AVENUE School Supplies Printing—Lithographing Engraving—Embossing Office Supplies STANDARD Printing & Litho. Co. Phone Preston 3848 1207-1211 CAPITOL AVENUE (Opposite Post Office) •1 HfHCUi: \Vh;.-d QUAL ~l o -ARAMOUNT WOOD & PURDY SPORTING GOODS COMPANY Athletic Outfitters Felt Emblems and Pennants Made to Order Hunting and Fishing Supplies Phone Capitol 2613 1317 Capitol Avenue POST OFFICE PHARMACY 1124 Capitol Avenue Phones: Fairfax 1480-3820-6783 LIGHT LUNCHES — SPECIAL TOASTED SANDWICHES CHILI AND TAMALES Prompt, Efficient Service to Students
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