Assistant Editor .
-C. W. Skipper
- L. P. Marshall
-- A. Marks
- -F. R. Birney
Exchange Editor Frances Nesmith
Humor Editor —- Bob Stallings
News Editors _ John Hill, Jesse Darling
Feature Editors Elmer Hamilton, Mary Esther Waggoner,
Advertising Manager . _ __ ..Kitty Hurlock
Elizabeth King, Cortis Lawrence, Flossie White, Hope McCutcheon,
Tommie Cooksey, Jill Jenkins, Isabel McDaniel, Mrs. Ruby Brittion,
It was really encouraging to hei
group of students discussing the
nual sophomore prom to be given soon
and stating their desires that it be a
barn dance. But what can a few boys
do if the whole class will not stand
behind their suggestions and make
some of their own?
If we stand aside and do nothing,
the ball will be a plain, cut and dried
semi-formal affair, which is the only
kind of dance we have ever had.
What is the matter with everybody'
Sophs attend meetings only to hear
someone get up and say that a semi-
forrnal dance is the only kind we can
have, and the matter is dropped. Many
have expressed their desire for a barn
dance. Not a costume or any kind of
elaborate or ridiculous exhibitions,
but one where all the boys wear corduroy trousers with slip-over sweaters
and the girls wear sport outfits
gingham dresses with hair ribbons to
H we are to be a college, lets be
coDegiate and get out of the habit of
ordering plain vanilla. We go to
dance to have fun, not to stage
fashion parade, so let's have one real
good time. Universities and other
colleges do it! Why should we be a
stick in the mud? Let's go to the
next soph meeting and tell the old
boys that we have gone hot-cha, and
that we are going to make history
with a barn dance and a good time.
Mud 'N Yer Eye
Jess because they call him Darling
thinks he's the sweetheart of H.J.C.
See we lost quite a few friends
when the term ended but we also
gained a few new ones. But tell me,
have you seen anyone who can fill
Lou Gaines' shoes?
And what rowdy dowdy couple
spends plenty of their, time in that
big La Salle parked in front of the
Fresh from the gutter, Johnny
Nicholson will go for anything with a
skirt on, and James Coulson, the ravishing redhead, can carry the mail.
What's come over Fax Moody. She's
so quiet now you would never know
she's around the school. Can it be
that she is taking her studies seriously after all these years.
Who's Smartt? Any girl that stays
away from him is. The brute!
And the cold weather brought
Potent scarlet socks on Helen Wood.
Them thar ridin' boots on Ethel
Margaret Falk and Mary Elizabeth
A "Ripley" by Fred Aebi the fervent fermenter of feminine felicity —
you know Frederick Augustus Lieck
wears them, but what boresome who
could suspect our FRED of warm
winter woolies? (long).
And the new term brought fifth:
Jenny Waite, fledgling from San Ja-
Evelyn Coffey, also fledges, but a reenters H.J.C. nevertheless.
Both are excellent dancers and stimulating as their names of gin and
coffee. (Boy, oh, oh — Boy. They
should pay us for advertisements like
"Chop-House Charlie" has low-
priced food and a boom blare radio
that lures: (Phillips Cafe—to you).
Virginia Cotten, Wilma Lindsey,
Evelyn Coffey, and around one table
without males. Why?
Anne Owen (and is Pat Foley rushing her?) Marjorie Willke, and Kath-
Berry with heavy attendance by
Sonny Lamar and Charlie Giraud.
I want to see Elmer Hamilton dress
up in his modest freshman regalia for
this Freshman Reception—just to show
students an authentic "Frosh" appearance.
A bit of opening philosophy: Cupid
hits the mark, yet he Mrs. it!
Paul Nordling: "Don't you think my
mustache is becoming?"
It may be coming, Paul, but it hasn't
showed up yet.
News item: Girl gets pearl from
That's nothing, how about that Ji
College co-ed who got a diamond from
A little scandal: We believe Jack
Brown and Janeva Jacobs, biology lab
assistants, are in love. This may be
news to some of you readers, but notice them sometime and see for yourself.
Virginia Cotten claims it's a woman's
privilege to change her mind, but
her case is doubtful whether
would work any better.
Nomination for H. J- C-'s most
frisky walker—Hamp Robinson. In
cidently he is studying medicine. "I'r
going to be a sort of dry doc," wise
Allan Marshall pre-Law student is
already on his first case. XXX (marks
do not stand for kisses).
If there had been several students
to take the interest that Eddie Cher-
nosky did in ice hockey, H.J.C. would
have had an unbeatable team. Con-
Twenty thousand years in Sing Sing
may seem a long time, but if he lives
that long Donald Aitken can write
about 10,000 years in H.J.C. It will
take him that long to finish.
After seeing Katherine Munger,
swanky platinum, the Junior College
boys have gone off the gold standard!
Rumor has it that one of our profs
is so absent-minded that he addressed
his class as "Gentlemen."
Dick: "You look just like a million
Kitty: "Yes, and I'm just as hard to
The Height of Gall: George Hedrick sitting on the street car attempting flirtation with Mildred Learned
who was standing before him!
Mr. Miller: (In history class) Cleopatra is one of the most remarkable
figures in history.
Joe Green; (Wisecracking) Is, or
Ed (Tarzan) Smartt and Ethel Falk
ere walking down the hall when
they decided that they were cold.
So they tried the cover of darkness!
A bit of parting philosophy: Punctuality is the art of guessing how
late the other fellow is going to be.
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lege's most beautiful and most popular girl. Heretofore we have been
fortunate in the selection of our girls—
and from those seen in our halls today—we should be even prouder.
There are some fine examples of
beauty here among us — well, start
looking around and begin thinking
about the most beautiful and most
popular girl on the campus.
Maybe this can be used as a sug-
Choose a girl who is natural, unassuming and a typical college student,
some one we can well be proud of this
year. Naturally the girl will have to
have beauty—however, if she has the
above mentioned qualities, she bound
to have beauty.
Oscar (Le's rassel) Nolan must be
slipping. Looks like he finally met
No more will his kind face be
seen about the vicinity where he
so often frequented, for he is dead.
Yes, Old Bill is dead! We bemoan
the loss of this aged figure who
was never known to speak an unkind word to anyone.
Bill was a tireless worker during his lifetime. He worked from
sun-up to sun-down. He was a
son of the soil. Bill must have
come from that soil in which he
worked so faithfully for a lifetime,
because little is known about his
early life. He served faithfully
until the end, and for industrious
labor and diligent toil Bill had no
Despite Old Bill's industrious application to work once he got
started—he had one grave mis-giving—he had to be driven to work.
But once at work. Bill was no
slacker. In fact he died with the
No wonder! Old Bill was a plow-
THE CITY EDITOR
By A. MARKS
The city editor's job on a thriving
daily must surely be fraught with
many hardships. How else could the
brave men who attempt the job become so fearless in one short lifetime?
I know many city eds. I am their
good friend. Yet don't feel at home
around them. Maybe they have to be
Rushing in upon the eternal racket of
a daily newspaper, the gushing reporter has a perfect scoop. His self-
confidence and pride is unbeatable,
and his nerve is unquenchable and
unsquelchable before any and everything—except his own city ed.
Bursting in that office, with the
scoop under his arm, the aforesaid
headstrong reporter seats himself un-
movable upon the very desk of the
king of the office.
"Ed," he bellows, "Shell is moving
their offices here- The vice-president let it out to me this morning
I think his tongue slipped, but I've
got it down verbatem. . . ."
"What of it, Joe?" Ed says, not even
looking up from the game of checkers, ... The staff photographer jumps
two kings. ... Ed ain't in such a good
"Ed, don't you realize the importance of such a move? Don't you see
that Houston will soon be the metropolis of the oil industry. . . . Don't
you see what that transfer means to
Ed nonchalantly answers a phone
that has been ringing for fully ten
minutes and informs the party that
"She will probably be in before
eleven." . . . Then he turns again to
Joe sticks the story on the checker
board, and Ed looks up at him with
fire in his eyes . . . Joe picks up his
story, and Ed moves a red king, ,
The staff photog fights his pipe,
"Say, Ed," the reporter finally
pleads in entirely different tones.
"Take this story. It'll scoop the two
evening papers by a whole day, . . .
Gimme a break."
"Copy boy!!!!!" Ed shouts, above the
The copy boy strides in quickly,
and it looks like Joe's story will finally travel the way of all flesh.
"Say, son," Ed brawls to the young
kid, "Haven't you bought me thaf
darned Liberty yet? I been waiting
for it 15 minutes already."
"They don't have one across the
street," the copy boy apologizes seriously.
"Listen you little sonovagun, don't
you come back into this office until
you bring me a Liberty."
"Yessir.". . . and all that time Joe
looks on anxiously.
"How about this Shell story, now?"
he gets up enough courage to politely inquire.
"Have you read today's Chronicle?"
"Nope," Joe replies, "Been too busy
on that scoop."
"Well look on page 15 by the mortuary column kid, I think you'll see the
same story with a 10 point head."
And the staff photographer loses another man.
That's just the way it goes.
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must maintain at least a "C" average
in scholastic standing, thus insuring
an increased interest in school work.
Present membership totals 20. Various
smbers will be added until a total of
is reached, which is the limit set by
the club's constitution.
Pledges accepted into the Guild for
initiation at the last meeting are:
James Coulson, Harry Gray, Ed
Boyle, L. P. Marshall, Malcolm Peck,
and John Hill.
Jinglings of Jill
Almeda Pharmacy, Holman avenue
at LaBranch street, was incorporated
this week with capital stock of $10,-
000. The firm is eight years old.
Incorporators were B. J. Thigpen,
George M. Garmany and C. D. Ehr-
hardt, owners. An election of officers will be held in a few days, Mr.
To Jesse Darling goes the credit of
having the loudest mouth at Junior
College. This human foghorn can
easily be heard from the third story
when he is talking modestly on the
Speaking of large mouths — the
statue of Liberty has an oral groove
that is three feet wide. She and Jesse
should get together sometime.
"What's the use of looking up the
meaning of words," says Billy Gandy.
"I can't understand what the dictionary says anyway."
Overheard a( a recent dance:
Donald Aitken: "Will you get off
Evelyn Coffee: "How far will I have
One of Jr. College's blonde lady-
killers ended up in the "hoosegow"
last week, and had to call on one of
his profs to come bail him out so he
could come to class.- Better watch
those sawdust nickels, Milton!
The above incident may result in
various and sundry excuses being offered for absences from class. How
does this sound?
"Gee, Mr. Harris, I just couldn'*
make my English class. You know,
after all, a man's first obligations is
to his jail."
Several students have expressed the
opinion that Le Roy Melcher's picture
(which appearel in the Houston Post
recently) somewhat resembles Kay
Francis. Le Roy disclaims any similarity, but we think he is secretly
pleased. Eh, Le Roy?
The cold weather, besides bringing
forth its usual quota of red noses,
caused Elmer Hamilton to dig up his
spats and sport them around the campus. Elmer (accent on first E) has
beer, endeavoring to set up spat-
wearing as a precedence around H.
J. C.'s campus. The only trouble is
that spats look like long underwear
gone out of control.
Lesson in Science: Did you ever see
a goldfish when it wasn't moving?
Try to sneak up on one and catch it
Further Lessons: Did you ever see
Pat Foley when he was moving? Try
to sneak up and catch him awake
By the way, goldfish is one word,
same as poornsh. Get the resemb-
And was James Coulson's face red
when he had to walk across the stage
in assembly the other night! So was
" Love Me Tonight," co-starring
Alice Clare Luckel, pop-eyed, silver tongued beauty, and Hamp
Robinson, God's gift to tho weaker
sex. Hamp dishes out love in large
quantities, and Alice Clare shows
how she can take it The theme
of this musical comedy concerns
this young couple, who accidentally meet when two airplanes crash.
The main love scene takes place
while the planes are crashing to
the ground. When the planes come
to earth, they land upside down,
and Hamp bursts into the theme
song—"Wasn't It Romantic."
"Horse Feathers", Harpo, Donald
Aitken; Groucher, Pat Foley; Chico,
Leroy Melcher; and Zeppo, Fred
Aebi. This picture is truly the
season's biggest hit. Groucho Foley turns in an excellent performance as the father of Fred Aebi,
handsome college sheik. The plot
is thickened with plenty of drama
and pathos. No one gets killed
though, and they all live happily