Editorial Writer _
Hope McCutcheon, Ruth Depperman
.— Mary Esther Waggoner
L. P. Marsnall
. __..F. R. Birney
Sports . —
C. W. Skipper, Mack Douglas
„ Louise Heydrick
Elmer Hamilton, Milton Gregory
Kitty Hurlock, Ovide Boulet, Florence Kendrick, Elizabeth King,
Bob Stallings, Cortis Lawrence, Curtis Casey, Tommie Cooksey,
Jessie Darling, Isabel McDaniel, Harry Flavin, John Hill.
By Hope McCutcheon
If the 500 Junior College students co-operate with the Houston
Elks Club it will be possible for this institution to add $1500 to the
student loan fund.
And what cause could be more worthy than that of aiding students to work their way through this institution? Through your
help many students will be able to receive a college education. This
opportunity would be closed to them but for this one possibility—
the student loan fund.
All that you have to do is sell as many tickets as you can to the
Elks Charity Entertainment, the Maid of Manalay, which will be
presented November 8-9 and 10 at the City Auditorium. Each reserved ticket will be sold for SI, and the buyer has an opportunity
to exchange it for two 50 cent tickets or four 25 cent tickets.
Without any obligation whatever, 50 cents from every $1 ticket
sold for'the November 8 performance will be given to the Houston
Junior College Student Loan Fund. The college has another opportunity, however. The college can sell 1500 $1 tickets, which
cannot be exchanged for any other tickets, but they can be split
three ways. Fifty cents will go to the Elks, 25 cents to the junior
college, and 25 cents will go to the person selling the ticket to be
paid on his tuition.
It is possible for the loan fund to receive $1500 out of this proposition, and students, it is your duty to get this money for the college. Talk this entertainment up, urge your friends to attend, for
it is absolutely necessary to make this ticket selling campaign a
success—eat it, sleep it, and talk it.
According to the law of averages there should have been several fatal accidents among Juniors College speeders.
Let us look for a moment at the facts concerning this habit. Approximately one-third of the students at school come in their automobiles. Out of this number there are numerous ones who take it
upon themselves to display their driving ability to their fellow
students. These are the ones who drive "Hell-bound" around the
curves of the driveways, disregarding other cars and people.
There are several possible results of this careless driving. The
driver can crash into another car, into some unlucky pedestrian or
into both. He is therefore endangering both life and property
when he commits himself to speeding.
It may seem to to the speeder as though his display of daring
is entertaining to his associates. But he should realize that it takes
no particular talent to drive an automobile carelessly and that his
best efforts do not bring a great amount of admiration.
The time has come for this practice to stop. Let everyone take
it upon himself to act as a factor in halting such nonsense. It is
your duty to help procure safety around your school.
A sure-fire method of donating automotive accessories can best
be accomplished by parking around the Junior College during the
m Without "a doubt this system is at its best when the automobile
is an open model, yet the sedan is by no means immune.
Let us look for a minute at the articles that can be taken from
our cars We find that a favorite object of removal is the spare
tire Of course, the badly worn spare meets with little approval,
but'just try leaving a fairly new one within sight and well wager
it will be gone within two weeks. Other articles which are often
missed include mirror clocks, radiator caps, complete sets of tools,
horns, and gasoline. , .. ,- .
The installment of flood lights on the campus has failed to improve matters. Our vehicles continue to be stripped of their accessories and drained of their gasoline.
What this school needs is a policeman to patrol the immediate
vicinity where students are forced to park their cars We believe
this action would do more to halt thefts than any other move that
could be made. Certainly it deserves a trial after all other attempts
have failed to bring results.
" SCHOOL ANNUAL
For the first time since the founding of our college the question
of a year book or annual has arisen. This issue, deserves the sincere interest of every student at this school.
Let us look for a moment at the benefits of this type of publication Probably the most important of these is its ability to serve
as a permanent record of school activities. It is unquestionably
This here ticket sale is a mighty good
thing, and it sure is for a worthy purpose. The Junior Sol lege students
should he able to put it over in great
"Lone Wolf" Birney wants to work
alone on this ticket selling business. He
sure will have to be good to put it over,
but everybody thinks they're good
these days. Even at that the Lone
Wolf isn't so dumb. Having been a
newspaper man he knows the woman
angle of anything always gets the attention so he takes 10 girls and challenges the whole school. With the
personality of all the 10 members they
should be able to sell ice to an Eskimo.
They ain't no use worrin' folks. Here
is a mighty clever little piece somebody
"did" on that subject. It follows:
"There are only two reasons for worry. Either you're successful or you're
not successful. And if you're successful, there's nothing to worry about. If
you're NOT SUCCESSFUL there's only
,iwo things to worry about—your health
is either good—or you're sick. And if
your health is good, THERE IS NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT, and if you're
sick—there's only two things to worry
bout. You're either going to get well
t you're going to die. You're going
to get well—there's nothing to worry
about—and if you're NOT going to only
two things to worry about. You're
either going to HEAVEN, or you're
NOT going to Heaven—and if you're
ig to Heaven there's nothing to
worry about, and if you're GOING TO
THE OTHER PLACE you'll be so doggone busy shaking hands with old
friends—you won't have time to worry.
—So, yea man, why worry?"
NOTES ON THE
PI BETA DANCE
Honoring their Texas University
members, the Alpha chapter of the
Pi Beta Fraternity entertained their
visiting brothers with a dinner-dance
Saturday night following the Rice-
It was a gala occasion for the Pi
Beta's who spent the entire day together celebrating the football holiday.
Visiting members were Milford Smith,
Charles Buse, Marion Adams and Gordon Jones, all Alumni of H. J. C. The
Texas students had a double reason for
lebrating in view of the game and,
celebrate they did, with the dance going 'till the early hours of the morning.
Hamp Robinson took charge of the
entertainment and to him goes much
iredit for the success.
The ballroom was elaborately deco-
ated and dinner was served in nighi
:lub style with the Hub Mancias orchestra furnishing the music for the
The supper started promptly a
and the Pi Beta's lost no time in getting
things started. Hamp had his "world
if his own," Mary Bradley Anderson,
o he gigoloed for all he was worth.
John Hill, Donald Aitken, Joe Patterson and Jules DeLambre had the
s and stagged the affair. Jim Brink-
ley made quite a hit with the Texas
girls and left with a smile of antici-
ition on his face.
Kitty Hurlock had her strut down
it. Why did she leave early with her
Janet "Shorty"' Simpson was a center
of attraction and had a big rush all
the time. Janet and Anne Scharen-
berg, both San Jac debutantes, divided
anors as the best dancers.
Charles Buse, the boy with the jig
step, truly got hot and made that floor
burn up. A rival orchestra tried to
start a little trouble with Melcher so
he called Julian and every thing was
kayed. Did Melcher sweat?
s a good thing the poor Indians
i no inclinations to go on the war
path these days. Think of the detours
they would have to make.
Marriage is the part of a girl's life
at comes between the lipstick and the
There are so many college men out
if work that it is rapidly becoming the
John Burk Hill (arrested for speed-
ig): "But, your honor, I am a college
Judge: "Ignorance doesn't excuse
Kitty Hurlock: "You remind me of
Mack Douglas: "Wild, romantic, rest-
Kitty: "No, you just make me sick."
This chemistry is such a bore,
I think that German's worse-
Why did I ever let those fees
Depreciate my purse?
Reo King (witnesses tug of war for
the first time): "Wouldn't it be simpler
for them to get a knife and cut it?"
Ray Pell: "Can you restore my hair?"
Barber: "Well, hardly, but how about
nice simonizing job?"
'No, but I got a Ca-
Thc bridle path
leads to the bridal ]
the park often
Richard McFee: "There's a bright
girl* She's getting a man's wages."
Raymond Dupre: "That so? I didn't
even think she was married."
Leroy Melcher (on phone): "May I
speak with Lucille?"
Voice on Phone: "She has gone to
Leroy: "When do you expect her
Voice: "About June."
Leroy: "My gosh, I've been stood i
Joe Patterson; "Are these eggs
Jules Delambre: "Sure, they're just
in from the country."
Joe: "Yeah, but what country?"
Hubby (to wife): "I've made up my
mind to stay home tonight."
Wife: "Oh, have you? Well, I've already made up my face to go out."
Pat Foley: "Well, ol' top, new car?"
Bill Stephens: "Nope! Ol' car, new
He was seated in the parlor
And he said unto the light,
Either you or I, old fellow,
Will be turned down tonight.
Adolph M.: "Does he love her?"
Milton Gregory: "Does he? He is so
mushy about that girl he writes to her
Do you have a Latin witn a soft lead pencil."
true that in years to come, present students of the Junior College
would find such a record of their school life to be invaluable to
them. In thisJ respect an annual merits consideration.
Contrasting an annual publication with the frequent newspaper,
we find that again the year-book is to be desired. Whereas the
newspaper is based primarily on current news and activities, the
annual uses the element of permanency in its review of a complete
We should consider the costs of such a book before forming an
opinion. In view of the fact that these costs are not prohibitive,
we must now admit that an annual is not an impossibility.
Until it is definitely decided whether or not the annual will be
published, it is the duty of the student body to lend its wholehearted support to this movement. Its success depends on you!
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Stop Me If You
Have Heard These
By MILTON GREGORY
It is calculated that when you step
into your bathtub, you are running
a thousand times more risk of injury
than you do when you board a railroad train, and two hundred times
more risk of accident than you do
when you climb into a licensed airplane.
Travelers in Pullman cars are now
being offered "radio pillows" containing miniature broadcast receivers that
enable them to tune in without disturbing their fellow, passengers.
In the six-day bicycle races, each
man travels from 2300 to 2400 miles—
and gains weight, too.
An expert lumberjack can climb up
a tree, cut out the top, and slither
back down to earth in eight minutes.
Try that sometime on a 150-foot fir.
A meteorite can fall from the moon
to the earth in two hours and a half.
If you don't believe it, time one sometime. Even a grain of sand traveling
at this speed would kill a human being if it hit in a vital spot.
A microscope has been constructed
that will magnify 9000 times. Heretofore, the limit has been about 1500
diemeters. Something seen only with
this very high magnification can be
compared to a single hair as a flea
is to a circus tent.
You can take out almost any form
of insurance you want (if you have
anything to insure). Six American
couples, last year, took out insurance
against twins, and anyone can be protected against an airplane falling
through his roof.
On the bond board of the New York
Exchange is listed an issue of railroad
bonds of $50,000,000 due for payment
in the year 2361. These bonds must
be paid for by folk more distant from
us in time than we are from the death
year of Christopher Columbus.
Stunt men in Hollywood who double
for the high-priced actors are notoriously underpaid. Often they risk
their lives for as little as $25. The
best pay ever received was $350. All
this man had to do was turn over a
racing auto while it was going 65
miles an hour.
It now costs 9-3 per cent less to live,
if you call this living.
Why do the Army and the Navy
forbid their pilots going up without
a parachute, and yet none of the passenger transport companies furnish
them? The Army can't be wrong all
Cellophane was invented in 1908,
and by a Frenchman at that.
The odds are only 7000 to 1 against
a person being struck by lightning
during his life.
At 5 a. m. on September 22, during
the war, Private Jones has just been
relieved as sentinel by his comrade.
He became engaged in a conversation
with his commander, Captain Smith.
Just"as he left, he said, "Well, sir,
last night I dreamed that we weren't
going to win this war, and my dreams
always seem to come true.
"Nonsense," replied the captain,
"we've got to win and we've got to
believe that we shall win. For once
The captain, who was in a hurry to
leave on his furlough, then dismissed
the private. When he returned from
his leave several days later, however,
he had Private Jones court-martialed.
Why was Private Jones court-martialed?
Harold Renfro: "And now, how about
this dance that we are to give, do we
want it to be a formal?"
Jimmie B.: "Oh, no, let's wear our
The duck was very much surprised
when he found that his first pair of
pants were down.
O. E: Boulet: "Gee, I had a swell job
Bill Goggan: "I was a life guard too."
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Ralph Mouret: "Wanna spoon?"
Lou Gaines: "Sure."
So he gave her one, and she ate her
* * *
Depperman: "Hasn't she a muddy
Kellogg: "You bet! It's slippery when