HOUSTON JUNIOR COLLEGE TEAM
Top picture: Bottom row, left to right—P. G. Speer, C. Myres, Willard Nesmith, C. I. Whitehead and
L. Green. Kneeling—Harry Mathews, Bill Cox, "Awful" Close, S. C. Warden, J. Moulden and R.
reinert. Standing—Coach A. W. French, J. Oliver, D. A. Tapick, J. Stoddard, A. R. Pease, S. Kal-
nans, T. Rhodes and C. Woods.
Bottom picture: Mathews, Nesmith, Warden and Holmans, the letter men of the squad.
World Tour Made
By H. J. C. Student
Stant Cowley, First Houston Student to Work Way Around
World, Gives Vivid Account of
BACK FROM VISITS IN
President E. E. Oberholtzer devoted
some weeks this summer to study at
Columbia University In the fields of
Curriculum Revision and School Admin ist ration.
After a long absence due to prolonged sickness, we are greatly pleased to have Dean F. M. Black with us
After assisting in the opening of
the summer session of the college, Assistant Dean N. K. Dtipre went to
Camp Eagle, Kerrville, where he was
director of the boys' camp.
Bursar H. W. South has been never
ceasing in his important task in college. Though he had a busy time during the summer session, Mr. South
remained in town the entire summer
to attend to the correspondence of
the college. Vet there arc a new lot
of fish stories. Ask him to tell you
some of them.
Mrs. Kathleen R. Duggan with Mr.
Duggan enjoyed a much needed rest
this summer which included motor
trips in Texas, to the Carshad Caverns
in New Mexico and some places In
Oklahoma as well as a trip to Monterey, Mexico-
Mrs. John R. Render acted as registrar during the summer session and
remained in the city during the sum'
mer. We are very glad Mrs. Bender
is much improved in health after the
severe operation which was necessary this summer.
Mrs. Hannah Shearer was very busy
in the library during summer school.
During the remaining weeks she visited trends in Lufkln and elsewhere.
Mr. Fred R. Birney and family spent
two hot months in cool Colorado having a grand time playing and forgot
all the troubles of conducting the
Mr. Samuel L. Biskin was engaged
this summer in research work with
one of the oil companies In Houston-
His public speaking reputation took
Mr, Harvey W. Harris to the Sul Ross
State Teachers College at Alpine after tbe closing of the summer session
of our college. Excursions were made
lo the Carlsbad Caverns and in company with some seventy teachers and
students to Ohihwahua, Mexico where
they were entertained by the professors, the mayor and various municipal organizations. Mrs. Harris and
the children also spent the weeks of
the second summer session at Alpine.
Professor S. W. Henderson after
the close of our summer session took
some courses in Education at the
University of Texas.
Mr. J. A. Herriiigton spent the summer in experimental work in the laboratory of the Hughes Tool Company.
Miss Mildred Hubbard spent part
of the summer in Houston and also
visited iti several places in East
Mr. Alva L. Kerbow and family
remained in Houston this summer.
Mr. James 11. Ledlow says he spent
the summer in Houston trying to
keep cool. Why here? In addition to
his accounting, he huilt him a fine
residence at 2315 Quenby Road.
Miss Dorothy Mackey in company
with a "lady pal" motored way into
Wisconsin to attend the State University. Week-ends were enjoyed in
visiting the beautiful lakes and such
places of interest as the Wisconsin
Dells where is held the spectacular
annual Indian ceremony. The return
trip included Niagra Pal's, Cleveland,
Cincinnati, Louisville, Memphis and
the Mammoth Cave, Kentucky.
Mr. Smart Mackay reports Mr. Harris to be a bum golfer but a champion watermelon eater and .a crack
rifle shot. Mr. Mackay became disgusted with playing golf with Harvey
so he played tennis instead. Mr.
Mackay while attending Sul Ross
Slate Teachers College was elected to
membership of the Sul Ross Chapter
of the Scholarship Society of the
Mr. M. A. Miller after a busy time
in the summer session, spent the remaining weeks in Houston. Get him
to tell his fish stories.
Mr. Wallace H. Miner and wife
visited in Minnesota at the home of
Mrs. Miner's parents and other relatives.
Mrs. E. S- Montgomery, after
teaching in the summer session of
the Junior College, spent a restful
summer in Houston.
Miss Margaret Patrick, after teaching in the summer session of the
college, spent the summer in travel
Mr. Warren A. Rees reports he
built a stoiie castle on his forty acre
ranch near Kerrville and invites us
yto come and make him a visit next
Miss Pearl Rucker spent six weeks
in Chicago in the study of art and
Research work, after which she took
a two weeks motor trip through Yellowstone and Glacier Parks.
Mr. E. W. Sehuhmanu and family
spent the summer in Houston.
Mrs. Floy P. Soule spent the summer in Houston.
Miss Lulu M. Stevens refuses to
tell all she did and where she was
Miss Sue C. Thomason reports all
quiet in Huntsville this summer as
the plan to "free the prisoners if
elected" was not put in effect.
Mr. G. W. Vauzee after the summer session made a trip to Illinois
for some weeks.
The call of the sea came to our fellow student last winter in a splendid
opportunity to join tbe S. S. "Slem-
mestad" whose captain had been
known to the family for many years,
and Stant Cowley set out on the voyage of adventure, leaving Port Houston on March 20th, 1930. The first
port made was New Orleans where
Cowley met many of his former
friends and school mates who greatly
envied him his fine opportunity. The
task assigned him was that of Third
Mate, so we can credit him with the
accomplishment of keeping the ship
off the rocks and keeping it on Its
course as though he were an experienced hand.
Writing to one of his teachers and
school mates he says regarding the
passage of the Panama Canal: "I
could not hope to be able to fittingly
describe this famous passage to you,
as it has to be seen to be appreciated,
but I will attempt to give you some
impressions in the hope that they may
be of interest to you and the history
class. From the Atlantic you come to
the small town of Colon and pass up
Colon Channel to the Gatum locks.
This lock consists of three chambers
in which the ship is raised up for
eighty-five feet to the level of
Gatun Lake. This is an artificial lake
and was formerly a fertile valley. It
is 164 miles in area and is dotted with
many islands—formerly the tops of
hills and mountains. Over this lake
you go almost half way across the
isthmus to Culebra Cut. This is a
channel that has been cut through a
mountain. It is nine miles long and
has been hewn through solid rock. It
Is certainly an amazing sight to see
and makes you marvel at the greatness of the work that has been done.
You are now on the Pacific side and
come to Pedro Miguel lock when you
are lowered thirty feet. Two miles
further on you are lowered flffy-fi'
feet by the Miraflores locks and then
you are in the Pacific Ocean. In
of the locks, the vessel is handled on
both sides by three mighty electric
towing locomotives. Everything is
done with clock-like precision and
ease and a high degree of efficiency.
Uncle Sam has the canal well fortified and there are airplanes overhead
and warships in the water on either
side. In all. It is a magnificent, perfect machine and a wonderful sight
San Pedro, California
On April 11th they arrived at San
Pedro. California, which is the port
of Los Angeles. The steamer was In
port for eleven hours, taking bunker
oil for fuel. The 1500 tons were to last
for the voyage of six months or about
the entire trip around the world.
While In harbor there was a life boat
drill. The crew was ordered to lower
the life boats and take a brisk row
for some time—yes, too long a time
for the new ones. But they were
glad to have the experience should
there come the need in case of danger.
This is a routine exercise required
every two months.
The trip from Panama was made In
ten and one half days, and on reaching San Pedro they had completed
4.500 miles of the long voyage. The
time did not drag for there was
penty of interest happening continually. They kept in touch with the
outside world daily by radio and
there was printed the dally ship's
Writing on the date of May 4th
while still in the Pacific Ocean, Stant
Cowley continues to describe the pas-
"Well, we have now crossed the
Pacific Ocean and tonight we are go-
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