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Wallace H. Miner. L. 4482
Here is something that might be mistaken for an editorial,
and you needn't stop up your ears when you read it—it may do
you good. Whatever else it may come to, it is headed for a
most radical attack upon a terrible, awful barbarian impulse.
What old impulse? You know very well! Nevertheless we are
going to proceed with the delivery of this descantatien. As one
Nellie Revell was wont to say, we feel the urgent need to "get
It off our chest."
"Why We Behave Lake Human Beings." There, someone
raised the question, but we aren't so much concerned with that.
What we really want to know is why we human beings behave
■like participants of a "nigger break-down" when in Assembly
Maybe it is the hoodlum instinct. At any rate, that was a swell
brawl we had In the auditorium Wednesday night. We never
before had the pleasure of seeing such riotous merry-making
where no drinks were served. We assume we didn't miss anything.
Far he it from us to say that Assembly has not its grievous
faults. Sure and it has now. There should be changes. Now
you expect to read that the faculty is to blame for not making
the exercises more interesting, hut we believe the error lies
with two other people. We are going to knock you into an eight
cylinder stupor by stating that the change should come within
the student body. You will never get any more interest from a
thing than you put into it.
We are laying off the faculty this time, because we believe
ti»t they have the benefit of the doubt coming to them. They
may have something really good to say. Ever thought of that?
Let's give them a chance to be heard and then if we don't like
it, we can make suggestions of what we would like. What
they did say was "undubitably fus rate" but what we got of
ie was nil. We can't say they didn't act up nobly when we
didn't hear one word they said. We modest violets who lack
the tlpierity to fight our way to the very front row missed out.
Another thing about that front row—it won't accommodate all
who really wish to hear; it's funny that way.
In conclusion, we should like to pin the blue ribbons on the
prize winning disturbers. The sophomore class as a whole gets
the five gallon freezer of shrimp ice cream. Second place
should go to the two young men on the thirteenth row, who
curled one another's hair to the distraction of everyone around.
They did credit to some cousins of their's who are now with
Barnum and another man named Bailey. The rest of the exhibition was fair to middling and seemed to delight everyone.
AUTO HORNS VS. INSTRUCTORS
The merry battle continues. An instructor stands before a
large class, lecturing. Students busily take notes. Everyone is
interested, everyone is attentive.
Suddenly, the blatant blare of a raucous automobile horn
blasts the quiet of the college campus. Someone is coming into
the drive. Someone else is already parked in the right-of-way.
Hence, the horn. Several more cars enter the drive, and each
in turn loosens its siren notes. But in this case, these notes are
not welcome, enchanting melodies of the ancient sirens of the
sea. Rather, they represent the musical melodies of the Chicago stock yards.
Students turn their attention to the melee of sound originating in the drive. Instructors fight valiantly to overcome 'the
static, but finally, in exasperation or else from pure exhaustion,
give a despairing sigh and give up the futile attempt to be
heard above the noise.
And then, after five or thirty minutes of the battle of the
horns, someone moves his car, and the procession, with a few-
exultant toots of horns, proceeds ten or fifteen feet, until someone else stops. And then it all commences with renewed vigor.
If students having "dates" would agree upon a meeting place
near the campus, and would instruct their friends and parents
to refrain from so much horn tooting, the quiet of the campus
could be maintained, and class work could be accomplished.
It is the earnest desire of the Cougar to co-operate in all
worthwhile things. It wishes the friendship of students and faculty alike. But it is also duty-bound to caJl attention to such
practices as this, and to fight for more quiet in the drives and
more peace and quiet in the classrooms.
While "pep" may be the name of a popular breakfast food the
type of pep which is being shown at H. J. C. this year is in a
different field. Any one who attended the first two assemblies
and heard the plans being laid for athletics this year must realize that the student body this year is alive and looking forward
to a really successful year.
MANY NEW VOLUMES
Library facilities will be greatly improved this year, according to Mrs.
Shearer, Junior College librarian. Approximately $1,000 worth of new
books, covering every field except
fiction, have been added.
Among the most interesting books
on psychology and sociology is "Five
Hundred Criminal Cases" by Gluik.
This should appeal to all students interested in criminology. On the history list are three new books on Mussolini and several biographies of historical characters; "Woodrow Wilson.
Life and Letters." by Baker, is particularly interesting. Two new books
on radio have been received-
while mentioning science, we must
not forget math books. Some of them
are anything but "cut and dry" texts.
Von discouraged math students should
try those on the philosophy and
tory of mathematics.
The new literature books are
so numerous, but they include poetry,
the short story, and the social life
of various periods. Sophomore Eng
lish students should remember that
Ihe "Travels of Sir John Mandeville"
is now in the library. Since no fiction has been received, it is certain
ahat all coutrbutions of good fiction
(by students will be appreciated by
the whole student body.
Those who come to the library
regularly seem to be using the newspapers and magazines more than formerly. The United States Daily is
considered one of the best newspapers published and should be useful
to government and history students.
The New York Times, Including the
magazine and book review sections,
comes once a week and can be found
on the newspaper rack.
Likewise, a daily issue of the Post-
Dispatch, which has been sent to the
school complimentary for the past
three years, can be found on the
Various interesting and useful magazines are to be found in the magazine
rack at the left of the first entrance
to the library. A typewritten list of
the ones to be had is attached to tbe
bookcase directly in front of the rack.
In order that the library he properly organized and shall operate efficiently, co-operation on the part of
students is necessary. Many who
come to the library to study unmolested are greatly annoyed by the unnecessary noise made by fellow students. Co-operation and assistance in
Improving this condition will be appreciated by all.
A Well-Liked Pro/.
We see him as he is seated there
at his desk chatting with several students. One very seldom finds him
alone. Those of us who know him
will understand why. He Is not really
busy for he is never too busy to
spare a few minutes of his time listening to one of us. He is always
willing to help us and enjoys having
young people In his office.
He is low in stature but he has an
understanding heart filled with kindness and sympathy for those who
choose his council. He is a Jolly fellow, who is fond of sports. Although
his face is lined and his hair is gray,
the marks 'of the slipping years, his
ideas of pleasure are still young.
If the path of life has been difficult his speech and manner do not
Bhow it. If he feels that the burdens
of life are growing heavy he does not
weaken beneath the load.
He seems to enjoy encouraging and
comforting us. He does these little
acts with such an easy manner that
It is a comfort to be near him. He Is
your friend, Mr. H. W. South.
"Imagine my embarrass men I," said
Frances Willard, "when, according to
my custom, I looked under the bed
before retiring. I had forgotten that
is in an upper berth."
Hugh Manford: "Darling, in the
moonlight your teeth are like pearls."
Minerva Mayfield: "Oh, indeed, and
when were you in the moonlight with
WILLIAM CLIFFORD HOGG
real friend of educatio
Conservatory Is Beautified
Through Student Effort;
Was in Original Plan
Ruth Winifred Clapp
Have you ever wondered just why
San Jacinto High School has the
pleasure of enjoying such a delightfully refreshing place as the conservatory? If you have wondered, then
here is your answer:
The conservatory, itself, was in the
original plan of the building. Three
years ago, at the persistent urge of
the students, it was filled with ferns
and palms. . Since then, the plants
have been changed several times.
Provision for the care of the conservatory was also provided for.
In 1925, the Boys' Booster club provided for the erection of the fountain
in gratitude and appreciation of Mr.
T. A. Rogers' services at the school.
Several clubs and the senior classes
have contributed to the conservatory
fund, but the main expense and upkeep is home by the Girls' Booster
•e. so pictures(]ui
setting of dignified palms, vividly
gref-n ferns, and the musical murmur
of the little fountain, was bought by
the Cirls' Booster club last year.
The- court is equally as lovely as
the conservatory. Many eiqulslte
flowers are growing there this fall.
Even poinsettas, the Christmas flower, that reminds one of some brilliant flame, are to be found there,
while in the early spring, the girls
will be able to "Tiptoe Through the
Have you noticed the little fountain in the court? It was built by
money raised by one of Miss Melton's history classes for the fence
around the athletic field. Miss Melton was greatly beloved, so the
money was not used at all, but just
put a.: inte.'est, Last year it was used
to build the fountain In the court.
Stop and really look at these things
some time. Remember somebody has
put forth a great deal of effort so
that you and I might enjoy this natural beauty.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FRESHMEN
All Freshmen must address upperclassmen as Mr
All Freshmen must stand to address upperclassmen.
All Freshmen must wear the Freshman cap at all student activities, outside the College building.
On Wednesday all Freshmen must wear a green Windsor tie and
On Wednesday no Freshmen will be allowed to ascend or descend
the front stairways.
While in the dining room, the Freshmen must be at the service
of the upperclassmen.
Freshmen must keep off the lawn.
No Freshmen will be allowed lo smoke on the College campus.
No Freshmen will be allowed in tbe Conservatory.
Al Freshmen must attend all meetings sponsored by the Sophomore class and approved by the Assistant Dean.
They must not be seen walking with any boy in the halls or ou
They must voluntarily offer to carry upper class girls books, etc.
They must ascend or descend front stairs.
They must wear green hair-ribbons.
They must wear straight line dresses without belts.
They must wear low-heeled shoes.
They must wear green bows on their right ankles.
They must not use any cosmetics, not even powder.
They must address the upper class girls as "ma'am", and must
respond to all requests made by Sophomore girls.
We are very green FRESHMEN SLIMES
Sing, song, kitcliy, kitchy, kimeo.
So we'll mind the SOPHOMORES AT ALL TIMES,
Sing, song, kitchy, kitchy. kimeo.
Kemo, kimo, karoway,
make, mahi, ma rum sticks fummy-dlddle.
Sunbug, pollywog, nincum, nitcat,
Sing, song, kitchy, kitchy, kimeo.