EDITOR'S NOTE: It Is customary
for class prophecies to be very optimistic in their revelations of the successes of the class members. This
prophecy is different—AND HOW!
It is assumed that the members of
the 1930 graduating class of Houston
Junior College will hereby take warning, and that they will strive to prove
that this prophet was just having a
nightmare, sea horse, or what have1
At all events, it is hoped mat when
the class holds a re-union twenty
years hence, many of Its present members will be among those who have
made great and worth-while progress
In the various arts and sciences of
All day the brazen, boiling sun bad
beaten down on our pith helmets
our little safari hud threaded Its way
through the endless dunes and coulees
of the great desert. In the distance.
Bhlmmering in the heat waves, lay the
blue expanse of the foothills and camp
—camp and a few hours' respite before the sun came hurtling across the
heavens to bring another endless day
of weary plodding.
Three hours later we sat around
the little campfire. attempting to draw
from the smouldering coals a little
heat to take the chill of the cold night
breeze from our tired, aching bodies.
Fitful gusts or the wind sweeping
down out of clear skies, bringing with
It a breath of the stars' brilliance,
cast a tender glow upon the faces of
we three, easing and smoothing the h
lines of care and worry and the sharp
features into something Infinitely tender and soothing. Four months in the
desert country had left its mark on
my own features and those of Mars-
ters, my companion and secretary.
The search for material, color, and
setting for my new novel had carried
us through countless dangers and adventures. Tagari. my trusted guide
and leader of the natives, huddled
lighted as the day. There is a great
throng of people In the streets, and
all seem to be going In the same direction. It is a time of great activity
and anticipation. I see now their
destination, a group of buildings set
apart In beautiful lawns and hedges.
Over the entrance are the words.
College of Houston.' "
Tagarls' words brought a flash to
my miud of old associations. I knew
from his description that it was graduation and commencement night. My
mind slipped back twenty years to
the night when 1 stood on the platform of the Houston Junior College
nad received my diploma, just as this
class of graduates would tonight. 1
had not then conceived of Ihe history
UnM 1 was helping to make. Our meager beginnings had developed into the
establishment of a great institution.
Memories of that old class held me
in retrospect for some time, and without further encouragement Tagari resumed his meditative mysticisms. My
mind went back to the last reports
that I had received rrom members or
the class of 1930.
John Aleo has become a Knight of
the Croaa-Uea and has to his credit
tbe transcontinental record for his
Grace McDonald and Llssabelle
Crittenden are engaged In a shady
business—they are proprietors of
blind and window shade shop.
ifuih Kidd has become a mission- |
ary to the China area since Howard
Branch refused to marry her.
Dots Dawson Is In the talkies—she
does historical sequences.
Helen Allnoch started out on a
i-muni the world tour but was stranded
at the South Pole and Is now running
a hot-dog stand in an attempt to get
euuugh money to get home. Ellen
Cleveland started out with her, but
found a great opportunity in the Sandwich Islands—she is selling heal
i owner to the natives.
Anna Ray Gomperts has starteiL
the literary world with her latest
melodrama, "Love Letters of an
Lamar Gram Is selling ladles' ready,
to-wear at a Houston store.
Mary Alice Graves has established
the Samaritans' Sanctuary for Friendless Felines.
Donald Lang Is selling Fords he
got his start by selling a twenty-five
passenger Job to the King of the Fiji
Roy Hill is posing for Arrow Col
Margaret Boyett and Weldon Med-
dera hold the non-stop record for the
United States and surrounding territories in non-stop talking.
Russell Angell saved the world from
a shortage of Ivory by becoming bald-
headed. Another martyr to science.
Grace Campbell and Frances Foster
are miners. They are gold-diggers.
Ida Mehr has her ups and downs—
an elevator in the new home
of the Houston Dally Mirror.
Mrs. Floyd Curtslnger is all out of
joint. She tried to learn to speak
Reverts Eaves is getting new ideas
out or her head all the time. She Is
doing wood carvings.
Francis Harris, who always had
starched for her Ideal—"Breathes
there a man so dead—" has found It
MRS. KATHLEEN DUGGAN
With the Jokesmiths
W. H. MINER
■ of H. J. C. and Spanish
K. Foreman: "Are you fond of moving pictures?"
"Yes, yes," answered Mauree Anderson, hopefully.
Kenneth F.: "Then help me move
some from the library.
"Dear Lord." prnyed Irene Cafcalas,
"I don't ask anything for myself—
just give mother a son-in-law."
limb Leggett: "Don't you dare to
kiss me or I'll yell for my father."
J. W. Newton: "Where is he?"
Ruth 1-.: "In South America."
ill Jeter: I'll bet that's Jasmine
lipi-iick you're wearing."
Mildred Smith: "You're wrong, big
boy. kiss again-'
ice for the Port city toe Company.
gumma Moore and Matlle Neel are
living pretty high on their royalties
received from their patented muffler
for soup inhalers.
MrB. Ruth Newsom. inlernational
prima donna, has given up her position as official menu-caller In the Harvey Mouse ut Goose Creek to go back
to her old position as night floorwalker at (he orphans' home.
Lucille Seeley has entered Hie field
>l a en >u a ii lies. S'.ie Is selling balloons al the corner of Main and Mils llllleV.
Mrs W, s. Baty'a bualneaa is looking up. She has a position in a reference library.
1'iLiiline Ault has made her mark
as a movie actress. She recently appeared in a Human mob scene.
Gerald Babeooh and Leslie James,
the great scientists, huve performed
the difficult feat of extracting
beams From a bottle.
Helen Cheney has just finished her
greatest piece or literature, in which
she has employd a rather airy style
It la entitled, "tide to a Worn-Out Inner Tube."
Sophie Zlellnskl and Valuta KHiulda
have formulated a plan for Irrigating
land at the South Pole with water
from the Great Dipper.
rani Weal das done important work
in the airmail field. He has developed
a reatherwelght My paper.
Patsy Miller has been offered great
sums of money for a picture which
she snapped Of William Wrigley
struggling over a piece of chewing
gum which be picked up unwittingly
on Main street during a recent visit.
Mickey Smith is in Zulu-land teach-
ing the natives some new wrinkles.
She Is introducing her new dance
called the "Couger Creep."
I W Newton has a position where
he handles lots of money. He is dray-
Leola (Jobber: "And what did you
y to the minister aTter you told
him we were going to play the game
"I said, "Won't you Join us?' "
Salesman: "Can you pay ror that
Ruth Wheeler: "Why, you told me
thai ii WOUld pay lor itself In a few
Professor of History
Margajret Drennan: "Mother, are
you the neansi relative I have';"
Mrs. Drennan: "Yes, dear, and your
father Is the closest."
Uarjorle Norral: 'Tin always getting mixed up In some kind of scandal. Why, the Dally Blurb has gone
and printed a story that I blew out
my brains with a revolver last night."
Alice McCullough: "Oh. I'm so sorry. How did you do It"
George Dunk: "Now that I'm your
hero, let's go to the drugstore and
drink to ihe day we marry."
Frances K, Smith: "I'm afraid I
can't stay that long."
Cathryn Meyers: "You may not believe it, hut 1 said 'No' to seven different men during last winter."
I.yndcll Parker: "Oh, I don't doubt
it. What were they selling?"
Service and Experience
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— Homer Helton, the big Llmhurge
closer to the embers and drew the (.hee9e magnate
man for tbe U.
Kmii Peti rao
worm holes In j
has a job boring
dead and cold,
Josephine Maske is a physical edu-
cation expert. She Is delivering a
series of lectures on "Coupe Cales-
George Fly has at last taken a liking for mathematics. He is weighing
ulti-colored blanket about his weather-beaten old body. His eyes had not
BltweJ trom Ihe lop Of the on. .anOal bec of ^^ ^^
which stuck out trom the folds of his
blanket. He was old—how old, no
one seemed to know. It was often
said that he possessed the powers of
a mystic. For days he had seemed
perturbed and he had spoken little,
save for his orders and reports. I
was determined to awaken him from
his reverie and find the cause of it all.
I spoke rather sharply: "Tagari,
why do you seem so worried?"
It was some time before he answered: "Sahib, the full moon brings
a whisper from across tshe sea. Something different and foreign to my un-
My curiosity was aroused by this
unexpected information. His voice
held a new note—a monotone, rever-
brating and wierd. harmonizing with
the sounds of the desert—camel snort-
ings. natlve chantings. moans of resistance from the tall date-palms as
the wind scudded along.
The native spoke again: "I see a
group of buildings, massive and tall.
It seems to be a elty such as you often speak of as home. There are great
lines of trees and streets paved and
and Marstern and Tagari had left me
from the west. I alone to mv thoughts. However, I
Lela Hillyer entered the slxdaykid-. rat there alone In the chill until an-
car contest, but had lo withdraw | other cold, gray dawn hushed the
sounds of the desert night and
Mrs. Faye Ledlow was In charge oft brought me to a new day and hope—
a. banana factory, but they ran out' life and despair.
of skins and had to shut down. j ^—^^^_^^__^^^^__^^__^^
Paul Le Gros has become an artist
of note. He is a stenographer.
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