Of The Houston Junior College,
Houston, Texas Established 1928
Published semi-monthly during the
college year. Subscription, $1.00 per
year. Single copies, 10 cents.
Literary Editor ....
Sports Reporter ....
Humor Editor ...
. . . Fred R. Birney
Managing Editor....Everett H. Kendall
Circulation Manager. Harry Seaman
Circulation Assistants: Jane Wither-
spoon and Derward McConuell.
Advertising Representatives: Kenneth
C. Phillips, Maxwell Ludtke and
Maurine Ed minster.
Faculty Managing Editor...-
„ Wallace H. Miner
A. C. Irwin
Rub ye Tunnel I
Our Student Body
Houston Junior College students
should appreciate the excellent quality of their college. Mr, S. W. Henderson, H. J. C. professor of Education, remarked to one of his classes
recently that if he were to be asked
for advice by a Junior College graduate regarding an institution lor higher
education, he would recomend that
college which he knew to have thr
best student body. "The students,'
he said, "have more influence on each
other than anyone else or anything
else at the college can hare on them.
A college known for its extremely
strict discipline will draw all the boys
and girls whose parents feel that they
can not trust them."
Of all the colleges at which Mr,
Henderson has worked and of thos'i
with which he has associated, H. J.
C„ according to him, has the mos*
exemplary student body. More than
50 per cent of our students work a:i
well as go to college, and their
attitude toward their college work and
activities is excellent.
It might be well for our students
to realize that H. J. C. is the second
largest public supervised junior college in the world. We should Indeed
i proud of our college, and of ourselves who make the college.
mlation staff has
to see that the
^each former student
' Houston Junior Col-
i keep in touch with
are always glad to
• from them at any time.
The circulation department sends
this message to former students who
receive the paper: "The paper is supported by the students and the advertisements of our local friends among
Houston business firms. We are sure
you will want to bear your share of
the expense. The subscription rate
is (1 for The Cougar, which is issued
semi-monthly. Send us your subscription; let's co-operate for a bigger and
better Houston Junior College."
Freshman Class Boasts of
Attractive Sets of Twins
Three sets of twins is the distinction the 1930 freshman class has
brought to Junior College.
Ola Lee and Allie Bess Collier are
the two brunettes who like to ride
horseback. Both graduated from Sam
Houston High School in '27.
Indabell and Maudiebell Smith,
from the Sam Houston class of '29,
are interested in athletics. Maudiebell plays on the Junior College basketball team. They attend all the
college football games.
The blonde twins who wear green
ties on Wednesdays, are Ed and Tom
Gill, who live at Goose Creek
(Editor's note: Our Cutie had her
picture taken. Guess who the boy is.)
Hello there—How're ya? Me? Feeling no pain, thanks. Having a good
time? Am I? This is one blonde boy
that can certainly aance. Don't ask
me who he is. You guess. He might
be any of the popular boys around
H. J. C. In fact, he might be the
most popular boy in school, who Is,
by the way, Harold Woods.
But don't get me wrong, I didn't
say he is. It might be Warren Lemmon. He's a blonde that can dance
Talk about crazy, Joe Cain is "it".
Of course, it is spoken of in society
Petite Coloma Powers, with that
gorgeous hair, just passed me In the
hall. You won't find one sweeter.
Oh, palpitating heart be still! Here
Is Jim Bertrand!
Wouldn't you be tickled pink It you
received a few words and a great big
smile from Bill Jeter? I am!
Well, you can't get away from it.
Lucille Cafcalas is certainly a cute
and peppy IT ole gal. Seems to run
In the family. Phi* has a .sister,
Irene, you 'member.
Don't you like Boiling E. Buschardt?
Hello Harvey. Oh, there goes Harvey Richards. I like him too.
You don't know of nobody who
don't want to hire nobody to do nothin', don't you? Vincent Artale says,
"Yes, I don't."
Oh—dear! Jack Thurman's grey
eyes nearly get me down, but I put
up a brave front and go cheerfully
on my way.
Fred Collins Is so nice. But not too
nice. (To be taken In a nice way!)
Here comes Celia Lasky. Excuse
me a moment, please. I want to get
the latest low-down from her.
Oh, Marshall—How In the world are
you? Marshall Welborne, of course.
You know him. One of our football
COUGAR PEP CLUB TO
CHOOSE ITS EMBLEMS
Cougar Collegians, girls' pep club,
have called for samples of club emblems and at the next meeting will
select the one agreed on by populai
vote as their official pin.
So far, the majority of members
favor a sample sent out by Sweeney's.
The body of the pin is oblong, with
a crouching cougar in bas-relief at
the top, and the letters at the bottom.
Both the pen and the guard are yellow
In the past, pep club members were
identified by their blue* and white
blazers. However, since the membership has increased so greatly It Is
difficult to obtain enough blazers for
everyone. Then, too, some of the
members contend that the colors do
harmonize with their dresses and
since the coats can't be worn often,
It is thought the pins would be more
Albert Busch Dies
The Cougar extends its sympathy
to Fritz A. Busch in the death of his
father, Albert Busch.
Mr. Busch died in his home at 1901
Noble Sunday night, December 7. For
two months he had suffered from
Fritz is a hard-working freshman at
Junior College this year, and we hope
that he can continue his studies.
DEBATING CLUB HEAD IS
SAVED BY PROF HARRIS
Fake accusations enabled the Oratorical Associations to gain some practice in' prosecution and defense at
the meeting of the association held
Monday night, December 1.
The "practice" charges were as follows: Mr. Harris, the club's sponsor,
directed Joe Ed Winfree and Harvey
Richards to accuse Harold Steele, president of the asociation, with an effort
ta forfeit a debate to South Park
Junior College of Beaumont.
According to the accusation, an old
friend of Mr. Steele's from Idaho was
on the Beaumont team. He had arranged to give Harold $25 if the latter would get two of the judges to
give their decisions to South Park.
Harold had successfully completed
these negotiations when his plot was
discovered by Miss Genevieve Weldon.
Faced by the threatened disaster
of being expelled from Junior College,
he arose in protest. In his defensive
speech he denied the charges, implicating Miss Weldon in the plot.
With that, the storm broke. Howard
Graham rose to the defense of Miss
Weldon, who, of course, was innocent. The rest of the members sided
for and against the two parties to
the "crime," and heavy artillery went
into action. Pete Garrison and
Brooks Davis proved their ability in
the defense of the two.
After more than an hour of accusations and counter-accusations, with
all the students in dead earnest, Mr.
Harris called for order and announced
the innocence of Mr. Steele and Miss
Weldon, explaining that it was all
planned in fun. This broke up one
of the most exciting club meetings
ever held in Junior College.
Varied Subjects Covered
In Wealth of New Books
Lately Added to Library
Approximately S1000 worth of new
books, covering every field except
fiction, have been added to the
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—and
while mentioning science, we must
not forget math books. Some of them
are anything but "cut and dry" texts."
The new literature books are not
so numerous, but they include poetry,
the short story, and the social life of
various periods. Sophomore English
students should remember that the
"Travels of Sir John Mandeville"
now in the library. Since no fiction
has been received, it is certain that
all contributions of good fiction by
students will he appreciated by the
whole student body.
STUDENT SUBMITS POEM
FOR H. J. C. SCHOOL SONG
The following Is a song to be sung
to the tune of Betty Co-ed, with words
by Philip Allen, who submits his c
position to the Cougar as a suggestion
for a school song:
Cougars fight until the finish.
Smash that line with mighty force
Take that ball right through their
Another gain and then we have a
Win or lose, we're still behind you,
But Cougars, fight until that whistle
Take that ball right on to victory,
And then we've won the game from
them, you know.
ANOTHER ONE ON THE SCOTCH
A Scotchman who had just received
a letter from the postman began to
shout with joy. "Did you receive good
news in the letter?" he was asked.
"I have not opened the letter," he
replied. "But the postmaster forgot
to cancel the stamp."
BARRELS of FUN
Jo Ed Winfree: "Did you make the
Milford Smith: "N-n-no. They s-s-
asJd I w-w-wasn't t-t-tall enough."
Mr. Bishkin: "What is the most
outstanding contribution that cbemts-
y has gfven to the world?"
Mr. Vanzee: "Blondes."
Opal Beane: "Don't you think sheep
are the most stupid creatures living?"
Harwood Stanaker (absent mind-
edly): "Yes, my lamb."
Mrs. Keach: "What made you stay
so late? Have a fiat tire?"
Maurine (dreamily): "No, Mother,
I'd hardly call him that."
Foreman (to applicant) ::"Yes, I'll
give you a job sweeping and keeping
the place clean."
Bill Jeter: "But I'm a college boy.
Foreman: "Well, then maybe you
better start on something simpler."
Maurie Anderson: "Why don't you
Martin Lowe: "They're too biased.
Maurie Anderson: "Biased?"
Martin Lowe: "Yes—bias this, and
bias that, until I'm broke."
O'Dowd: Say, Tom, what
would you call a guy who runs an
Tom Studdert: "Well, it would depend on how near he comes to hitting me, Cora."
Mr. Kerbow: "Didn't I tell you not
to let me catch you doing that again?"
Fred Mosk: "Yes, Prof."
Mr. Kerbow: "Then why did you do
Fred Mosk: "Because I did not
think you would catch me."
Harvey Bacon: "That Bobbie McCullough is no tightwad."
Buddy Workman: "No?"
Harvey Bacon: "No. He just told
one of the Siamese Twins he'd take
her to lunch—if she could get away." I
Mrs . Davis: "How long did that
young man stay last night?"
Helen Lee: "Oh, Ma, don't bother
me with petty matters."
Oh, no, dear, I'm sure he's kind. I
just heard him say,he put his shirt
on a horse which was scratched."
Eleanor Stanfield: "Weren't you
frightened when the lifeguard took so
long in reaching you?"
Lucille Cafcalas: "Waa,I? I almost
gave up and started swimming."
Irwin Urbantke: "Here is a cigar
which you can offer to anybody."
Jack Sikes: "No, thanks, I want one
which I can smoke myself."
Baxter Moody: "You didn't expect
to see me here tonight, did you?"
Ferae Sweeney's little brother:
"Naw, Sis didn't put your picture on
tho piano till after you rang the doorbell."
H. D. Matthews (Sopb): "Come on,
take a bath and get cleaned up. I'll
get you a date."
Charles Warren (Frosh), cautiously: "Yeah, and suppose you don't get
Miss Thomason: "Can you use the
word 'satiate' in a sentence?
Richard Macfee: "I took Lee Fran-
to lunch today, and I'll say-she-
him I can't see him, I'm sick."
AHyne Allen (at ball game): "I
don't see how that umpire manages
to keep cool."
C. (Teh) Warden: "That's easy.
There are a thousand fans around
Gus" Meyers: "I feel like 30
Clifford Whitehead:- "Well, everything is higher than it used to be."
And there is the poor fellow who
got a shoe shine and then remembered that he had on his roommate's
Harold Wood went to school proudly showing a quarter that he said he
had found in the street.
"Are you sure it was lost?" Phyllis
"Yes, I know it was. I saw a man
looking for it."
JUST LIKE A GIRL
Gladys Jacobs: What's Mary George
Gladys Kyrkendall: She showed her
diary to a number of girl friends and
made them promise not to tell anyone
what they read.
Gladys J.: Yes.
Gladys K.: Well, they all kept their
Sam Kalmans: She was a suicide
Jim Bertrand: "What do you mean?
Sam Kalmans: Dyed by her own
Mrs. Harris: I want to do some
shopping today, dear, if the weather
is favorable. What does the paper
Rain, hail, thunder, a
Scotch Road Sign:
Mr. Miner: "When was Rome
Fred Aebi: "At night."
Mr. Miner: "Who told you that?"
Fred Aebi: "You did. Yon said that
Rome wasn't built in a day."
A Scotchman, In planning his new
home, left the roof off one room.
A friend asked the reason for this.
"Oh, that's the shower," replied the
Servant: "The doctor's here, sir."
Absent-minded Profesor: "Tell
Adele Drenkle: Mr. Henderson, do
you ever get shocked?
Mr. Henderson: Yes, but you would
be surprised at what causes it.
If a hen laid an orange, what would
her chickens say?
"Se the orange marmalade!"
A haughty lady had just purchased
postage stamp at a substation.
"Must I stick it on myself?" she
1'PosItively not, madam,1" replied
the postal clerk. "It will accomplish
more if you stick it on tbe letter."
le men smile in the evening;
Some men smile at dawn;
But the man worthwhile
Is the man who can smile
When his two front teeth are gone.
Opal Beane: I can get into any entertainment with my face as a ticket.
"Peet" Garrison: Yes, but some
day they're going to punch tickets,
H. D. Matthews: Why do you call
your girl Dandruff?
George Hughes: Because she's always falling on my neck.
IN THE RAW
Mr. Nigro: Now, Albert, can you
give me a sentence using the word
Albert Kindel: Sure. The cops
pinched the stag party because one
of the oriental dancers was dancing
without a veil. —Service.
A BRIGHT FRESHMAN
Sophomore: Why does a Scotchman
carry bis wife's false teeth around in
his pocket all day? Answer me that
Freshman: That's easy. So she
can't eat between meals.
Tenor Singer: I noticed many in the <
audience weeping while I sang, "MyJ
Old Kentucky Home." Are you froai'
Kentucky? . .
Voice from Audience: No, we'i'e all