AIR MINDED STUDENTS
ARE OFFERED COURSE
Here we are back again in this issue with more news and ideas about
our aviation classes. Since last writing, there has been many new developments in favor and against our presenting a course in practical flight
and theoretical study of aviation.
The first of last week your editor,
through the courtesy of Mrs. Bender,
wrote to the University of Cincinnati
asking for information concerning the
course in aviation they have been presenting for the last eight or nine
"years. This school was the first to
offer this course, so it would be practical and of great benefit to us in presenting our course if we could have
their help in our planning. We have
not heard from them as yet, but
sure that they will be only too glad
to help in any way they can.
Assistant Dean Dupre is very much
In favor of this course, so he has stated, if enough students are interested.
So do not wait! Sign up immediately
,in the office if you are interested.
There is no "red tape" attached to
this signing. It is merely a survey t<
see if there might be enough peopli
interested in such a course. You do
obligate yourself to take this course
Some of the latest items that have
* been of notice in the aviation world
during the past month were set up
at the air races held in Cleveland,
. Ohio, during the last month. To begin
with, Jimmie Haizlip started the races
by winning the Bendix Derby (a race,
not a hat), flying from Los Angeles
to New York in the time of ten hours
and twenty minutes. He flew
We dell-Williams racer.
Jimmie Doolittle established a r
world's speed record for land planes
when he exceeded 296 miles per hour,
thus winning the Thompson Trophy
Many foreign aviators attended the
races, representing England, Portugal
Poland, Italy, Germany, and France.
Many new planes made their maiden
appearance during these race.
of which are: Gee Bee, the plane used
by the winner of the Thompson
' Trophy; Wedell-Williams, second
place in the Thompson race; Bennie
Howard's Racer was a great attrac-
- tion because of new construction lines
(Bennie is a former Houston lad);
Hall's Racer contains many new ideas
in speedship, but because of wing
struts which cause a great deal of
• resistance, he was unable to make a
showing. These races are held annually and are really a proving ground
for new ideas in aeronautical circles.
!!DON'T forget to sign!!
Gohlhe Sister's Singing
Is Reminiscent of Bosivell^
Sister Harmony, Vocal Trio
The Boswell Sisters of Houston, alias
Mae and Daisy Lee Gohlke, proved to
the studen'i that assembly isn't such a
bad place U go, when they rendered
"Moonlight on the River," and encored
with "Dinah" at the auditorium period
Wednesday, October 12.
The Gohlke sisters have appeared on
the Majestic Theater stage twice this
summer, sang at the Firemen's Frolic
with accompaniment of the1 Houstonian
orchestra, and will sing for the World
War Veteran Program formerly scheduled for October 20, that has been
postponed to a later date.
Radio listeners of South Texas shouli
be familiar with their voices, as the;
have broadcast over radio stations
KXYZ and KTRH of Houston, and
WOAI, KTSA, and KTAP of San An-
At the present time they are broadcasting over KXYZ each Saturday
their own program, and with the program presented by Mrs. John Wesley
Graham's pupils on the same day.
AN EXCLUSIVE LOEW HIT
0 The Cougar.
In your last column you stated I was
snobbish because I wouldn't speak to
you. I am not a highbrow because I
won't speak to you—but I would be a
lowbrow if I did.
Mr. Fred R. Birney,
Attention has been called to the fact
that you would make an ideal picture
for our "Nature in the Raw" series.
With two days growth of beard on your
face, we are confident that your picture
would scare the public into buying our
Lucky Strike Tob. Co.
Donald "Suitcase" Aitken,
Fires have been playing havoc with
the grazing lands on the west Texas
plains, and unless we can combat this
menace our cattle may starve for the
lack of grass.
But, with you in the neighboring re
gions we are quite positive that the
grass fires would not have a chance.
We are willing to give you a job, because anybody with feet the size of
yours can stomp out fires at the rate of
ten acres per minute.
West Texas C. of C
Mr. John Hill,
In viewing your past records, we
have decided that you are the logical
contender to meet Bill Goggan for the
paperweight intercollegiate penny.
Should you promise to train faithfully and should you be able to make
ihe weight limit of 140 lbs., we shall
be glad to consider you as an opponent
:o Champ Goggan.
Madison Square Garden Corp.
Mr. Harold Renfro,
Our comedian, Ed Wynn, is ill. We
do not wish to discontinue our radio
broadcast, so we are appealing to you.
Of course, we realize you are not funny, but in havng you on the program
it would be in ke&ping with Mr. Wynn's
idea of "The Perfect Fool."
The Texaco Company.
To Kitty Hurlock:
Knowing you are the Ninon de Len
clos of Junior College's history with innumerable lovers, we beg of you to accept a contract for pictures at your
own price. Garbo's going to Sweeden,
and Harlow's maritial adverses have
left openings that only you could fill.
M. G, M. Studios.
Director of Athletics,
H. J. C:
Due to the impressive record cor
piled by your Fighting Cougars on the
gridiron, I would, indeed, be pleased to
book a game with your team.
Due to the large drawing power of
your team, the game could be played
Yankee Stadium, and we can make you
a flat guarantee of $500,000.
Your old football pal,
Hunk Anderson, Coach,
Notre Dame College.
To all J. C. Students:
You all should welcome the news
that we have decided to sponsor a
dance for J. C. students every night.
The Rice Roof has been obtained and
Guy Lombago and his Royal Canopen
ers have been booked to furnish music.
It was approved that money should
be spent to buy every girl an evening
dress, and every boy a tuxedo. Yellow
Cabs will be furnished to facilitate the
Yours for a hot-cha time,
The School Board.
1 must warn you, professor, that I
have received complaints stating you
have lessoned the amount of work required of history students. The rumors
are that-you are so lax in your re-
Girls Organize to Aid u
Junior College Activities
Members of the Play-Girls club held
meeting last Monday afternoon primarily to elect officers. The following
were elected to hold office for the ensuing term; president, Mary Lou
Gaines; vice president, Nelda Smith;
secretary, Ruth Depperman; treasurer,
Lula Grace Kellogg.
It was decided that the next meeting
would be held a week from the following Tuesday morning, at the home of
Lula Grace Kellogg.
The club plans to promote dances,
and social affairs in the near future for
the students of Junior College.
COUGAR SCIENTIST STAFF
Editor-in-Chief Evelyn Cochran
Chemistry Editor __ Blanche Dekle
Biology Editor Mollie Schimmel
Humor Editor Lillian Schwartz
Class Representatives Jack Blackburn,
Sponsor S. L. Bishkin
This ticket selling business is no
all its cracked up to be. You, perhaps, have already learned as much!
The other day we dropped in on a
prominent lumber man, prepared to
impress him with our proposition, and
collect our dollar.
We were graciously received and
shown to his office. He made a very
aloof impression sitting behind his
mahogany desk, and we were almost
afraid to speak, but we remembered
Mr. Harris' speech, and gave our
The business man was impressed.
He looked as if he was weakening.
"And just think," we continued, "the
Houston Junior College gets 25 per
cent for the loan fund, and if you
come on the first night, it will get
50 per cent."
"I will be very glad to help H. J.
C," he replied. "I am an Elk myself."
Fine and dandy, we thought, that's
"I am going to sell you my
tickets for $6.00," he finished, "and
your loan fund can make 50 per cent
We thanked him and left quickly.
Johnnie Mangum (in his charming
They say there's microbes in a kiss,
This rumor is most rife,
Come, Greta dear, and make of me
An invalid for life.
Lillian Schwartz: I can't see why you
fall asleep when Mr. Bishkin made the
lecture so realistic.
Evelyn Cochran: That's just it.
talked on chloroform and ether
Professor: Johnny, why is it that
everything I tell you goes in one «
and out the other?
"I didn't know it did, sir?" Voice
back of room: "That's right; it doesn't.
Sound can't pass through a vacuum.
Mr. Schumann: What is density?
Mack Douglas: Er—it's something
Mr. Schumann: Yes—when applied to
quirements that a student might earn
grade of C with only a ten-hour daily
preparation. I must warn you to become more rigid in your requirements.
It was also called to my attention that
you passed two students last year.
Either the students are getting smarter
or you are getting more generous,
we have never had anything like that
to happen since you have been teaching school.
Yours for the good old days,
Dr. E. E. Oberholtzer.
Mr. N. K. Dupre.
Dean H. J. C.:
Sadly I pen this epistle to you. I am
totally unable to find any diversion in
the Junior College and I appeal to you
to add more activities. Personally, I
think a pie-eating contest would increase student interest. Pie-eating is a
vigorous and manly sport and I entreat
you to add it to the athletic curricula.
Having long and vainly been passionately addicted to ping-pong, I
heartily recommend this sport to stimulate courage among the students.
Hoping for more sports,
By BLANCHE DEKEL
Not so long ago copper refineries
were considered a nuisance. The sulphur dioxide fumes from the refineries
killed all vegetation for miles around.
Something had to be done so equipment
was installed to make sulphuric acid
from the gas.
However the acid became so plentiful that it was no longer profitable. The
chemical engineers used phosphate rock
with the acid and made acid phosphate,
which is a very necessary ingredient
of agricultural fertilizers.
As a result the same fumes which not
long ago destroyed crops are now used
make them grow.
In past years many wells were dug
for brine, to make salt. Men were annoyed when the appearance of oil
spoiled these nice salt wells! They
drained it off and threw it away. Today
wells are still being spoiled. Now they
are oil wells, spoiled by salt water.
During this stage of the oil industry
refiners had trouble in converting the
petroleum into kerosene. An explosive
fluid was extracted for which there was
no use. It was poured on the ground
and into the rivers. It often caught
fire and at one time the Delaware river
was aflame for three miles. Today this
liquid is sold to motorists as gasoline.
Platinum also has gone through an
amazing range of values. When it was
cheap people sold it in place of gold.
Today students at Columbia University are shown a china tea set, plated
with platinum which was made in Russia. A czar had given a man some
silver bullion with which to make a
silver plated tea set. The man kept the
silver and used platinum instead, which
he obtained from an old stovepipe!
Now great quantities of our jewelry
are made from platinum. As it resists
corrosion, it is also used as a container
for corrosives. Platinum screens are
used in forcing ammonia gas to take
oxygen from the air. Nitric acid is
formed from the resulting gas. All of
these uses have caused the price of
platinum to soar high.
Sawmills now are making use of
their scrap. It is reduced to charcoal,
wood alcohol, and various acids.
Chemistry has triumphed also in the
creamery industry. From the casein in
the skim milk many useful articles are
made such as massage cream, fountain
pens, glue and many others.
Cottonseed has come into great use
within the last few years. The fuzz on
the outside of th? seed is used in the
production of explosives, artificial silk,
rope and other substances. The
"greens" on small golf courses are made
Flour for bread, cake, and crackers,
is made from the kernel which is taken
from the hull. The oil from the kernels is converted into oleomargarine, salad oil and cosmetics. Besides this it is
also used for making soap and dye-
Coke making was formerly a nuisance. Communities were smirched with
soot from the smoke belched from the
ovens. Today the smoke is kept inside
and ammonia is obtained from the ovens. The fumes also yield gas and coal
From the coal tar oils are made
which are used in making aniline dyes
and high explosives such as TNT.
Just as these nuisances have been
conquered and made useful, research
have It.) This latter fact may be verified by the exchange of partners at
the end of the first encore. (Miss Hydroxide merely having sung the
wrong tune out of time and stepped
on his feet ten times out of ten and
one-half—oh, these fickle males.) Mr.
Hydrogen, sensing the situation, took
his new partner, Miss Hydroxide, and*
left the hall for parts unknown, (Unknown to what?) At the end of the
dance, Mr. Sodium looked and looked
for his former partner (Believe il or
not, the very original comment is,
"Oh, yeaahh?"), but of no avail. It
seemed to hm as though Mr. Hydrogen and Miss Hydroxide had evaporated. (Even his best friends wouldn't
tell him.) What else could Mr. Sodium do but take Miss Chloride
home. (In a Morton's container, of
course.) Having reached their destination, they stood silent like pillars
of salt (they were not Junior College
students), and the only consolation
they found was in saying that the
eloping couple had no taste."
MORAL: It always pours when it
Romance a la
Pray tell me, my own dainty darling,
About your centripetal nerve;
Is your cerebral ganglion working
In a manner I like to observe?
Does the gray matter answer my pleading.
And cause vaso-motors to move?
Ah, dearest, do let the medulla
Oblongotta respond to my love.
Your corpora quadrigemini, sweet one,
As also the pons varoli,
I love with an earnest affection,
The result of complex stimuli,
And this coordination of atoms
My cerebum will still carry on
Till cardiac motion be ended
And Peripheral feeling be gone.
Then relax all your facial muscles,
As the nerves of ambition vibrate;
Of your heterogeneous feelings
Make a dear homogeneous state.
When the ganglia growing compounded
In the great billoped mass effloresce,
Let them send through the thorax sensation
To prompt an articulate "Yes."
will continue t
conquer many more.
What Does Chemistry
Mean to Me?
"What does chemistry mean to
me?" said Mr. Narrowhead as he
looked at this page, printed with ink
made by a chemical process, on paper
made by chemical process.
As he pushed back his cuff, bleached by a chemical process, and laced
his shoes, tanned by a chemical process, he glanced through a pane of
glass, made by a chemical process,
and saw a baker's cart full of bread,
leavened by a chemical process, and
a draper's wagon delivering a parcel
of silk made by a chemical process.
He pulled out his pencil, made by
a chemical process, and wrote a reminder in his notebook bound by imitation morocco, made by a chemical
process. He rang the bell, the energy
for which was supplied by a chemical
process, and asked the office boy to
get him some Texas figs, the quality
of which had been improved by a
chemical process. Mr. Narrowhead
then straightened his tie which was
dyed by a chemical process.
Finally, upon receiving the figs, he
bit ort one of them with disgust and
yelled, "Chemistry doesn't mean a
thing to me."
If more of us really knew the significance of chemistry in our daily
life, how packed the chemistry classes
would be with eager students. This
is a "chemical age." Why not study
"Mr. Sodium took Miss Hydroxide
i a dance. (Darned if I'd take a
dame with a name like that any j
place.) At the dance were present i
also some acquaintances of the couple—namely, Mr. Hydrogen and Miss i
Chloride. (Worse and more of it.) Mr.!
Sodium felt a great attraction for Miss ■
Chloride, XOh, well, four out of five |
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