Editor L. P. Marshall
Advising Editor Jimmy Julian
Associate Editor C. W. Skippe:
Managing Editor A. Marks
Faculty Advisor F. R. Birney
Exchange Frances Nesmith
Humor Bob Stallings, Elmer Hamilton
News John Hill, Jesse Darling
Feature Mesta Waggoner
Literary Evelyn Coffey, Milton Gregory
Sports Richard Macfei
Business Manager Minnie Topek
Assistant Business Manager Libbye Lewis
Elizabeth King, Cortis Lawrence, Flossie White, Tommie Cooksey, Isabel
McDaniel, Mrs. Ruby Britton, Max Cohen, Nell Wade, Mary Elizabeth
Horan, Ethel Falk.
SOCIAL LIFE AT H. J. C.
On looking back over the functions sponsored by the Houston Junior College during the past year, it will be noted that
practically every type of activity had a place on the school's
Topping the list of social functions were the dances. During the past year twelve (Lances were given under the supervision of the college. Of this number, two were receptions for
new students, one was the annual reception honoring high
school seniors, the Student's Association sponsored another of
this number, and three more were given by either the sophomore or freshman classes. A conservative estimate will show
that approximately 4000 persons were entertained on these
Debate and dramatics held their share of attention by engaging in a busy year. Junior College debators boast the record
of only one defeat for the entire year, while the Bender Dra-
motic club won praise by enacting four plays of various lengths.
The athletic field is the one that the school is most proud
of, due to the many events carded and the large number of
participating students. Hockey, volley ball, tennis boxing,
swimming, football, indoor base ball, basketball, archery, and
golf are the sports that were enjoyed by students in the past
THE WAY OUT
At the present time we hear and read various proposals
suggesting ways out of our present situation. Only too many
of these so-called solutions have failed to grasp the real problem and consequently, they cannot bring about reform, even
though they may be partly correct.
Since the founding of the United States, we have made
only one real reform in our civilization. We have reformed our
governmental life and policies without bringing a corresponding
change in our institutional and economic life. This fact is the
real cause of our present social problems. Governmental life
has to do with control by law, and we have made the necessary
changes in this phase of our society. Institutional life concerns
control by forms and attitudes. But here we have failed to
make the necessary, reforms. Instead, we have kept the worn-
out rituals and philosophies that were prevalent several cen-
tures ago. Likewise, our economic life has not changed for
hundreds of years. We have allowed Industrialism to rule us
when it has been worn out for years and years.
In order for complete reform to be brought about, we must
accomplish change in these three branches of our civilization.
President Roosevelt has grasped the situation and has set
about to remedy conditions. But whether he will be successful
in his program remains to be seen. If he is able to obtain the
support of Congress in all of his policies, America seems destined to enter a new regime.
President Roosevelt's recent message to the nations of the
world is one of the greatest steps that has yet been made toward
disarmament and world peace. Yet, unless all of the major
powers agree with our president, this move is doomed to the
failure of past attempts to outlaw war.
Probably one of the greatest obstacles the proposal will
meet will be the attitude of the American people. Since the infant days of our republic there has been a tradition against
entering into foreign paets and treaties. No doubt, this attitude was correct when Washington warned the country to
keep out of entangling European alliances. But today, we are
living in a different period and there is great need of adjustment to present conditions instead of clinging tenaciously to
With the passing of the world frontier, it is impossible to
maintain a policy of isolation successfully, and still make progress. There is a crying need for internationalism today, such
as there has never been before. But America has failed to
meet this need and has suffered disastrous consequences. We
have gone "money-mad" and have overlooked the real needs of
a progressive society. Until we put aside prejudices and overlook propaganda, we will continue to be maladjusted. Mr. Roosevelt's proposal is a step in the right direction.
SENIORS IN WILD
IT JUST FANCY
Lis'en to me. This is the sad tale
of the senior's GOULD-bye. They
went to the WOOD for a picnic.
There they found an old MILLS
stream so they decided to have
lunch. All the girls wore COTTEN
and the boys wore BLACK
shirts. Jahnke and Hamilton gathered WOODRUFF to build a bon-
LINDSEY and ESLINGER
spread a cloth for lunch.
Everybody sat down to MUNSON,
mean munch their eats. SCHULTZ
took a PAGE from a book and read.
SNIDER is a VENTRASCO,
(you know ventriloquist), he made
doggone good noise. Everybody sure did STAUFFER their
tomaehes with all those good eats.
OBERMILLER and RABINOWITZ
gave a toe dance and, boy was it
good? It just lifted up all our MOR-
RALLS, oh yea morales.
About this time RILEY and JENSEN staged a fight. The RENFRO,
that's it referee, called it a draw.
AEBI and DOUGLAS broke down
tree and a farmer chased them
away. He said he would let them
go SCOTT-free if they would pay
MACFEE or some such fee.
STEVENSON said it seemed like
a MASON should be able to patch
up the tree.
JOHNSON and JOHNSON acted
as the gold dust twins and boy they
KENDRICK. I mean they can kick,
BASHARA and ESTES took the
job of STEWART and made every
body eat all their crumbs. They
said the coffee was good to the
LATHROP, yes, last-drop.
HARRIS and JULIAN needed a
shave and they wished someone had
a GILLETT so they could scrape
ETHEREDGE and NESMITH told
ghost stories and gee they never
even BATES an eye during all the
WILLIAMS tried to be bo precise,
but FOLEY tickled her ear with a
ROBINSON said there might be
poor folks but a MORGAN never
CALHOUN said lets MCJUNKIN,
you know, make junk of all that
stuff, and go home. So the party
ended in a nice quiet riot. THANK
J. C. Benefits—
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Survey of English literature, elements of economies, comparative
European government, United States
government, child psychology, general methods in high school teaching,
high school practice teaching, elementary school teaching, methods in
public school music, intermediate
grades, introduction to sociology, and
special feature article writing.
The summer term will open on
June 5 and last for six weeks, including hour and a half classes, five
days per week. This will be the
seventh annual summer session of
the Junior College.
Continued from page 1
gin Wednesday, June 7th. Registra-j
tion days are Monday, June, 5th, and
Tuesday, June 6th. The late registration fee of $2.50 will be charged
after Tuesday, June 6th. There will
be but one term of six weeks.
Both freshman and sophomore subjects will be offered with other
courses given if there is sufficient
And (they say) the Scotch lad
married that crazy gal because she
BY EVELYN COFFEY
Modern College Life as the Movies
Up at ten and amid the luxurious
surroundings of my room, leisurely
dressing and selecting appropriate
attire from my wardrobe of twenty
some odd suits. To class in my
twelve cylinder roadster. Lunch with
Babe and thence for a drive. Rt
turned for tea at the Theta House.
Dropped over to stadium in time
for the third quarter fo the game
and hurriedly changed into uniform
scoring the winning touchdown and
was carried on shoulders of excited
mob. Dinner and dancing with Sue
and then for a drive during which
I proposed and was accepted. So
to Lake Charles to be married, and
home to bed.
ACCORDING TO THE REFORMER
Awoke at eleven with brown taste
and headache. Took another eye-
opener. Slept thru two classes. Took
another eye-opener. Slept for an
hour. Went to cocktail party. Went
to dinner. Went to joint. Went to
crap game. Went after date. Went
after drink. Went to roadhouse.
Went to bed. Went to hell.
AS IT REALLY IS—
Up at seven and put on sock:
which are standing in corner. Went
to class from eight to twelve. Went
to lunch. Went to library. Studied
till five. Went to dinner. Went to
library. Went nuts.
If I could ask of Santa Claus
A gift worth while,
I'd like to find within my stoekng,
■. Harris' smile.
And if a gift you'd leave for me
To make my heart rejoice,
Please let me have for just one hour
Miss Thomason's lovely voice.
QUEER PEOPLE THESE
The Chinese can't understand why
the Americans boil water to make
:heir tea hot, put ice in it to make
t cold, lemon to make it sour, and
sugar to make it sweet.
Again the clever Chinese question
ir intelligence concerning the old
Chinese custom of putting food
the grave of the departed. We t
"When will your departed friend
come up to eat the food?" The ans-
is, "at the same time that your
friends will come up to smell the
THOUGHTS WHILE ADDICTED
Oh, how I'd like to rise to puissant and glcrious heights and bathe
jthe following paragraphs in poetry.
[The nearest I can come to it is to
that Wilma Jeanne Lindsey
looked like a Dresden figure t'other
night at the reception, wearing quite
the perfect-est blue organdie frock
seen in many a day.
After hearing #en Young sing
"And My Little Birdie, She Flew
Away," I feel assured that he must
be a robust singer in the bath tub.
One phrase description of Jimmie Brinkley—free and easy.
Have you heard Leroy Melcher
play (?) "The Worms Crawl In, The
Worms Crawl Out," on his toy horn?
H.J.C. HAS MANY
Although the year of 1932-33 has
been very trying, it has failed to
down the enthusiasm of students of
the Junior College, and traditions
and activities have been carried on.
The semi-annual receptions for
freshmen students held in fall and
spring terms were successful in giving the new students a hearty wel-
Compiling of the Cougar Directory
was carried out by the Cougar Collegians each term and sold to students for 15 cents each.
The Dramatic club put in good
work and gave the students two fine
performances each semester.
The forming of the Guild Savant
; a men's club has been hailed as
a successful move.
The Cougar Collegians have carried on with vim and vigor.
Our Men's Glee Club can boast
with pride of a happy singing year,
as they mastered composition technique and yet enjoyed each meeting
to its limit.
The Debating Club showed up in
splendid training at each debate.
Study and thought was given to every word.
Junior College's annual reception
for High School Seniors was a success and spread good will to all the
The Outdoor Club had a happy
year to add to their account.
The Library Club had many social
ffairs and business meetings that
added to the school life and learning.
Sport activities and many other
ents all point to a year well spent.
NOW UNDER WAY
Archery enthusiasts began their
annual tournament last Monday at
6 p. m., according to Miss Irene
"The competition will be by classes
and individuals. The three highest
ranking individuals from the three
highest scored classes will play the
run-off, and the winner from these
will receive an H. J. C. Pennant, she
Among those showing skilled
ability in archery are Clara Tailey,
Frances Nesmith, Dorothy Golden,
Avis Parks, Esther Baebel, Lucille
Waite and Eleanor Scarborough."
Miss Spiess also announced that
classes are held every day in the
week beginning at 5 p. m. and anyone enrolled in gym is eligible for
entrance in the contest.
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with the reiteration of the ideals and
aims of teaching journalism in the
Mr. Harry McCleary, news editor
for the Houston Press, representing
committee of newspapermen who
selected the best senior paper, explained the strong points of the several high school papers submitted to
i judged in the contest.
Senior awards were announced
by Mr. J. 0. Webb, director of high
Clever musical numbers by high
school students interspersed the
evening's program and gave added
charm to the affair.
Time Will Tell—
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of classes, they think it is a patrol
wagon, and walls can't hold them."
P.S. This was written in the city
jail. Chief Dupre was wrong. It
WAS the patrol wagon.