OUR SPORTING WORLD
' Students in the P. T. classes s
to aid Coach French in the athlet;
of the school this year. This method
is being adopted this year so that
those interested will get some practical experience in coaching. 'fh«
sports in which they will be of assistance to the coach are football,
swimming, basketball, volley ball,
boxing, and track.
Managing the football team is Jimmie Oliver, who attended Junior College in "30-31" and starred in that
sport. Oliver is also helping Mr.
French in the P. T. classes and with
the coaching of the team. Other sub-
coaches will be selected for football as
soon as Coach French has had time
to look over his boys. Coach French
sees in the squad some good material
for the coaching of the club teams
that he hopes will materialize.
Volley ball and basket ball will be
coached by Mr. French with <
sistant for each sport. These sports
will not be stressed until football
spend more time with the other
sports. The aids in volley ball a
basket ball have not been selected.
Harold Renfro will probably have
charge of boxing, while Coach French
will keep an eye on the boxer's methods of training. With better apparatus
and training facilities, Mr. French expects a greater popularity for boxing
Arrangements have not been made
for track as the season is not
far enough advanced. The college has
prospects of some good material for
the cinder path, however.
Fred Aebi and Elmer Hamilton
will coach the swimming team. Coach
French wishes to have all those interested in this sport to practice all
winter under the direction of Hamilton and Aebi.
Tennis this year will be handled
for both boys and girls by Miss Spiess,
instructor of girls' athletics.
TO VARIOUS CARDED
That me H. J. C. students are one
hundred per cent behind Rice Institute
in their fight for conference laurels was
evident from the way they flocked to
the rally on Friday night and the game
on Saturday. Junior College turned
out en masse for the Rice-Texas encounter and yelled their heads off for
the Owl aggregation.
Bud Steeger, Humble Co. tennis star,
is trying to stir up a little enthusiasm
for a schol golf tournament and for the
organization of a J. C. golf club. John
Hill boasts quite a reputation i
member of the golfing world and has
offered to help Steeger in getting the
club started. Though their games are
not of championship caliber, both boys
consistently turn in scores in the low
nineties. Steeger plays a well rounded
game, using his woods and irons with
equal merit, while Hill is noted for his
.This may be a little early prediction
but Starks Green looks like a first class
gridiron artist, with his line plunging a
constant threat. Green played guard
for two years at John Tarleton Junior
College and because of his powerful leg
drive has been shifted to fullback by
Coach French. And so it is with expectancy that we give Starks Green the
name of the "Tarleton Tornado."
With the exception of football and
basketball, all sports that the school
go in for will be organized in a club
form. This does not mean that they
will be clubs with members, rules, dues
etc., but those interested will work
together for tournaments, games and to
get a little interest started. Winter
swimming should be a big success. Life
saving classss will be started as soon as
enough are interested. Water polo and
swimming meets will also be part of the
Student participation in athletics
has reached a new peak in the history of H. J. C. Never before has the
enthusiasm and interest been shown
that is now being given to the organization of the different sport circles.
Under the leadership of Coach
Archie French, school athletics have
taken a vast stride forward that offers a wide scope of sports open to
all who care to participate.
Football and tennis were the first
to get started with the tennis cohorts
taking advantage of the fair weather
and the lights that make playing a
ight possible. The school tennis tournament last season was a huge suc-
with some of Houston's stars
taking part. This year it promises to
be still better with many promising
After a year of inactivity football
has come back with a showing of
terest among the students. Three
teams are reporting for practice and
in due time inter-class football games
will be started.
Fred Aebi, Y breast stroke star, and
Elmer Hamilton, dash star, are assisting French in the swimming classes.
These classes will be carried throughout the entire winter and have a
number of active followers who have
hopes of putting out a strong school
tank team next year.
Though no winter league basketball
has been scheduled several students
practice nightly in order to be in condition for the approaching cage season. Last season the boys team lost
only four games out of twenty-four,
giving them the high average of eight
hundred per cent.
The female section of the school are
taking their basketball seriously and
well they might, for last year their
team lost only two games during the
season, some of these games
with amateur champions. Miss Spiess,
girls athletic director, has procured
the help of Willard Nesmith, former
" C. luminary, who is coaching the
girls in their passing and crip shoot-
Nesmith believes that the most
effective scoring offensive can be done
...th the ball being worked under the
basket and is passing this on to the
Last Wednesday night after issuing
riforms to the football squad, Coach
French called the boys on the field and
started a light blocking practice that
drilled in fundamentals. So much
thusiasm was shown that French picked
out two teams and lined them up for
few simple signal drills. "Now don't
try to tackle." he admonished the defensive bunch. "Just let them push
vou out of the way." Evidently the defensive side had other ideas, for on
the first play they smeared the runner
before he could get started. Then things
began to hum. Before long both sides
were battling for all they were worth;
and it was some battle.
Leon "Powerhouse" Green, C. W.
Skipper and Harold Renfro starred on
■he offense, while George Hedrick,
Starks Green and Tom Studdert raised
merry Hades for their eleven.
Do not kid yourself into thinking
football practice is a mild dummy
ige affair done in a half hearted
~ive yourself a break and
come out and watch the squad mix it
up. Intramural football may roach deserving popularity this year afjter many
seasons of near failure.
BOXING WILL HAVE
PLACE ON H. J. C.
"Nature in the Raw is Seldom
Mild." And so it is with the pugilistic
sport at this school. Twenty words
tell the entire story. Twenty words
... no more no less. . . Houston
Junior College boxing contests will
reach unexpected heights this year in
view of the students interested in
making boxing the most popular sport.
Last year Junior College initiated
the sport in such a way that the gym
was filled with outsiders as well as
students to witness some of the
roughest toe-to-toe siugfests that ever
went on inside the ring. Many well
balanced cards were worked out witl
wrestling matches gaining the spot
light on some of the fight nights.
When some school boxer would
prove too good for his classmates, he
would be matched with some local
outsider which would make the bout
of citywide interest. Immortal
in this field are those of Sam Tremonte, "Windy" Smith, Cy Shaw,
Harold Renfro, and James Julian.
These students took part in all tournament and to them belong the credit
of putting on the high standard that
it is in Junior College.
And this year with the new crop of
huskies enrolled in this school, Coach
French hopes to present some first
class bouts. None of the contestants
will be professional fighters and only
a few will boast any previous experience. Bouts wilt be carefully made
to insure an evenly matched program.
All interested should see Coach
French immediately for instructions
as there will be a match in the near
This year many of last seasons
maulers are still with us any many
sizeable freshmen have offered to take
part in the bouts. "Moose" Gonzales
and Walter Scarborough are lost to
the school and their loss will be deeply felt for they were the mainstay of
the wrestling team.
French Issues Call For
Gridiron Sport Has Fine Showing From Athletic Classes;
Uniforms and Equipment Issued; Regular
Soph-Frosh Encounters Scheduled to Get Under Way in
The doves had no rest last Sunday
when Fred Aebi, Hamp Robinson and
third party went stalking through the
woods a few miles outside of Missouri
City. We have it from reliable source
hat Fred and HamD killed a total of
seventeen and that the third member
Sagged the limit. Also that the two
Sig shots used exactly two boxes of
'welve gauge shells apiece.
Head Coach Archie French is truly
gifted with "horse sense." French has
_ secret longing to start a riding stable
at the school and have it listed in tht
athletic program. And that brings u
to the point that Milford "Windy'
Smith, popular J. C. student now attending Texas U., also was gifted with
"horse sense" when he tried to get up
a rodeo ta be sponsored by the school.
GIRLS TO FLAY
Are the girls going to have
ball team this year?
You bet they are! At least they
should, judging from the prospects that
have turned out this year.
After a mild scramble of a civil
ture the other night, the girls decided
to buckle down and get to work.
The girls will have uniforms this
year, for the first time. The shorts are
to be blue, and a "tricky white blouse"
as ladies put it. Wait till you see 'em.
The first game will take place in
about two or three weeks and will be
a clash between the Frosh and Sophs.
All the girls need now is a little encouragement and if everyone will do
his part, the girls will really put it
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gave a brief sketch of the opening
The plan has been worked out
through the Board of Education, and
the college as a whole is behind the
project, giving it the heartiest support
Mrs. B. M. Ebaugh is leading the
girls' side in the competition.
After a layoff of two seasons, H. J. C. has taken a fling at the
gridiron sport with intramural football grabbing the spotlight instead of conference competition.
Handicapped by late practice hours, Coach French found thirty
ambitious players interested, in response to his first call.
With uniforms and equipment issued, the squad has settled down
to regular scrimmage, making ready for the coming class encounters.
Packing 185 pounds of beef
brawn, Tom Studdert tops the list of
linemen. Typical of the famous Red
Grange, Studdert worked In an ice
plant and played football for exercise. He picks up opposing players
with the ease of Hercules and tosses
them aside with reckless abandon.
Famous for his fighting Irish spriit,
Leon "Powerhouse" Green, teammate
of the famous Fred Hecker, truly
tears up the opposing guards. He's
got what it takes and boasts five years'
experience with high school and amateur teams.
Hughes Tool Co. lost a first string
star when John Lamb eased up on his
gridiron activities. But he is out for
C. just as strong as ever. He holds
it to an advantage. A sure cinch to
see lots of service at the end position if he continues to keep up his
good work, *
Probably the most enthusiastic
member on the squad is Red Marshall,
halfback and John Reagan alumni.
Makes up for his lack of experience
in willingness and eagerness to win.
A good man with a little coaching. ■
Another what-a-man who ranks
with the best. Ed Smart, a six-footer
who plays the center post like it •
should be played and is a good man
on any man's team. He is up on the
rules and plays the cleanest game of
any man on the team.
A Sam Houston man, Ray Morris,
Our Football Team
down the end position like nobody's
business and stars on the offensive.
The "Tarleton Tornado," Starks
Green, nicknamed because of his iirst
class line plunging and blocking. He
rips the line into shreds and has more
leg power, hip swinging, knee action
and stiff arming than Frank Carideo.
Watch him shine.
"Platterhead" Maresak did his bi!
for the school, for the kid bud ha:
the making of a fine man. Thougl
only weighing 133 pounds, Ed has
plenty of intestinal fortitude and if
learning all he can about the end
position, at which he hopes to make
Boasting the biggest pair of legs
on the squad, Oscar Nolan is giving
the halfback position fits. The girl;
get the bum breaks while Oscar
scrimmages and mass the front
trance waiting for his return. More
power to you, Oscar.
This Red Coulson has all the ear
marks of a tea-sipper, mainly because
of his past attendance at San Jac. But
years of tutelage under Coach Hodges
has given him plenty of knowledge
and he shows it in his sterling work
at the guard position.
George Hedrick gets a double dose
of football playing with the T. K. O.
frat team as well as the school. He
has the build of an athlete and uses in the team.
brother of Joe Morris, all-city guard.
Ray has that typical tiger fight which
makes him a standout in the line. Has
plenty of leg drive and is willing to
mix it up.
Light but tough, Paul Sparks, a real
man. Plays end and knifes through
the line with deadly precision. He
tackles hard, and when he hits a man
he stays hit. Will be a big bolster on
(•the weakest side of the line and will
make end runs around his side an
excellent bet with his blocking qualities. Rubs his stomach with a corncob to make him tough.
They say Beaumont puts out tough
men, and that saying holds true for
Harold Renfro, an end who teams up
with Sparks to deal misery to the
other team. A boxing champ last year
and a future gridiron hero this season.
Recently out, Red Lewis, Central
luminary, stepped into the guard position and things began to hum. He
wants to play backfield, but Coach
may keep him on the line, for he is
in on every tackle.
Willard Nesmith, former J. C. basketball and football star who will see
plenty of work at the quarter post. A
brainy player who is steady and reliable when the going is hardest. A
hard man to keep down and has a
fighting temper that puts lots of spirit