Mary Esther Waggoner
— -F. R. Birney
- James Julian
..... Mack Douglas
... Jack Dempsey
. Louise Heydrick
.... Fairfax Moody
Ovide Boulet, Florence Kendrick, Elizabeth King, Bob Stallings,
Cortis Lawrence, Milton Gregory, Curtis Casey, Elmer Hamilton,
Tommie Cooksey, Jessie Darling, Isabel McDaniel, C. W. Skipper,
Wherever you go, you will always find someone who offers advice
and criticism, and usually the one with the most sins throws the
most stones. Knowing this to be true, I don't feel at all out of place
in saying what I do.
Why can't we adopt a more friendly attitude toward one another
at Houston Junior College? Not that I have noticed any signs of
hostility (excepting, of course, at the freshman reception), but I
believe that there is always room for improvement. Why not acquire the habit of speaking to everyone, no matter when, where, or
how many times a night we see them? Everyone will have a better
time and a lot of us will soon learn that Junior College is not such
a bad place after all. I believe it will promote school spirit and
make our dances and,' receptions bigger successes.
And freshmen! Don't be timid or bashful. Horn into everything
and have a good time. If you feel that you have something to say,
say it. You will soon get over your bashfulness and before long
you will have reached the point where you had just as soon walk
in on President Hoover and bum him for a cigarette as not.
Also a word tcl the freshman girls. Don't hesitate to ask a boy
whom you haver formally met for a cigarette. He will probably be
"fresh out" but he will appreciate the compliment, I'm sure.
a word to the two or three who may have finished this article: Please read the first few lines again so there will not be any
"Everything I am today," a man once declared, "I owe to my fel-
lowmen." It sounds a little strange, coming from a contemporary
of a mad, selfish generation, doesn't it?
That man was wrong. He owed nobody but himself. He realized,
perhaps quite early in life, that he obtained from it as mucn as he
put into it, that as much good did he spend, that much would he ; skilled plastic surgeon for $500
IF YOU'VE HEARD THESE—
By MILTON GREGORY
A brief insight on eccentric facts,
compiled in an erratic way by a goofy
Not one person in 100,000 can pronounce all these common words correctly: "daia; gratis; culinary; cocaine;
gondola; version; imoios; chic; Carrib-
bean; Viking"—Som3 of you smart col-
'ege guys see if I'm wrong.
There is exactly 10 times as much
unemployment in the United States as
in Mexico. We aren't so good after all.
At Panama the sun rises- in the Fabric and sets in the Atlantic. New
York City lies west of the Pacific—
that part of it which touches Africa in
Traveling at the speed of light
(186,000 miles per second) it would
;;tke a radio wave over 40,000 year:; to
ravel the distance o. .ween the Earth
:-nd one of the stars in the Hercules
Cluster. This may cramp the styli
those who in future centuries endeavor
lo carry on a correspondence with
Contrary to what is ordinarily be-
ileved, men are much safer automobile drivers than women, under identical conditions—wait until the girls
If you are interested in opening a
speakeasy, you can buy a book giving
complete details as to what you will
have to do and how much it will cost
you to stay in business.
If a table is laid for eight people, the
number of ways they can take their
places reaches the astounding total of
Read in a newspaper published by
olored editors: "Mr. Thompson, proprietor of the Thompson Pressing
Club, has the honor of being the father
of his wife's baby girl."
What is "the meaning of this sentence? "Neither those who do not be-
is not socially incorrect to refuse to accept misplaced flattery nor
hose who believe the contrary will
admit they are not right."
The narcotic addict, who willingly
gives himself up to the authorities does
not do so to bo cured, but to accustom himself to a reduced dose so that
he may again be financially able to
th© habit, by getting the same
kick out of one grain that he was for-,
erly getting from 12 to 15 grains per
The telephone company will be glad
to furnish second hand directories for
you strong men who make a habit of
tearing three or four of them in two
with your bare hands.
You can get your face lifled by a
receive. So in the contacts that he made with strangers he put into
them an impressive force, something strong enough to cause him to
be recommended modestly. He treated every individual whom he
met with courteous attention. Their feelings were his feelings, and
he regarded them as suchjj All men were his equals, even his inferiors, and he treated them accordingly.
One day he met a man whom he hardly remembered. "I've
thought of you many times," complimented the .almost forgotten
man, "and wished I could find you. We need a man like you in my
corporation—a big man."
He remembered him now. He was the man whom he spared of
being expelled from school when they were boys by taking the
bargain face lift for as little
How many do you need?
Ex-Mayor Jimmy Walker i
times over 75 suits of clothe;
about 3165 each.
5 at all
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems
When the funds are low and the debts
And you want to smile, but you have
When c%re is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but do not quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck
Don't give up, though the pace seems
You may succeed with another blow.
Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man;
Often he might have captured the
And he learned too late, when the
light slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out—
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you can never tell how close you
It may be near when it seems afar;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit—
when things seem worst that you
Although we have a great number
of nice new students this year we
can't help missing those students of
last year who, after achieving their
hard earned '"sheep skins" from our
college have gone to other schools to
finish their four-year course.
Among those at State this year
Marian Adams, O. D. Brown, Rena
Mai Butler, Roger Bell, Elizabeth
Dickinson, Violet Herbert, Hugo
Englehardt, John Heaner, Beatr
Loock, Marian Moore, James Mc-
Cardle, Boone Roberts, and Milford
Jeanne Wetherall is attending Soph
Newcombe College in New Orleans.
Imogene and Lorene Kinzback are
attending Brenan College in Cames-
Among those at Rice are Margaret
Brown, P. L. Cooper, Philip Allen,
Randolph Goodman, Elizabeth Kerbou,
Frank Mies, George Le Fever, Carol
Wildman and Erna Throgmartin.
Those attending the Texas Dental
College this year are Allen Carpenter,
""'. F. Tavell, F. G. Summers, and E.
Arthur Burns is at the St. Louis
Donald and Ronald Lee are at S.
. U. '
The statement has often been made that there is no school spirit
at H. J. C. Various reasons have been ascribed, such as the fact
that we do not participate in certain forms of athletics, and the fact
that we are a night school.
Unfortunately, we are not permitted to live in dormitories where
several hundred fellow students all become one big happy family,
and consequently we do not get to know as many of the students
as well as we would otherwise. The methods which upper-classmen
devise to show their seniority, and their supposed superiority are
not so practical here. The way we are situated eliminates the possibility of (lie "stacked" room, the pouring of water out the window
on courters who return in the wee hours of the morning to catch
a little bit of sleep before that eight o'clock class, trunk-carrying by
the freshmen at the beginning and end of school, and the honorary
"degrees" so generously conferred upon the freshmen by the up-
per-classmen at the end of the school year, by methods not always
in accord with the wishes of the faculty.
Nevertheless, the practice of wearing "slime" caps and green ties,
rolling up one's trousers, carrying books for no other reason than
that somebody, quite as able-bodied as oneself, has requested (or
demanded) it, using side doors, and dozens of other ways invented
to humiliate the lowly freshman, are not exactly extinct here. Any
sophomore can tell you, too, that a freshman comes in handy when
there is a pretty girl around that he would like to know. The freshman merely introduces himself, and then introduces his friend, a
high and mighty sophomore.
Thus traditions grow from hard soil and thus we may be encouraged to carry on toward school unity.
Here are being used "new" and "old"
in a technical, or special sense, "newu
not meaning really old. An "old" student is one who has registered in H.
J. C. before this fall; a "new" student
is one who hasn't. In other words,
an "old" student may be neither much
of a student nor very old, and a "n
student may have been several times
an old student at some other college.
Now, dear reader, to get on with
my story. Speaking very roughly but
not therefore impolitely, four students
cut of every six in the Junior College
are old students, one of the six is a
new student, who has been to another
college, and the last one of the six is
a student direct from high school. The
last-named, is a really, truly greeny
"frosh," the next is a "transfer," and
the others are "back agains."
Welcome to the "back agains," who
have the intelligence or the money, or
the love of study or that whatever it
was that brought thsm back. Without
ihe 'back agains," the upper class
would be nearly depopulated and the
student body would be much smaller.
How could we have these tradition.';
that "we are building up without the
"back agains?" We cannot have a
Junior College of the first class without them.
Three times welcome therefore to
the "back agains." All ot the faculty
is glad to see all of you back.
Three times welcome to the new students! You are even more essential
than the "back agains" for without
new students we cannot have a Junior
College at all, much less one of the
Three welcomes to the "transfers
from other colleges" among the new
students! You have at last discovered
the right way and turned to Houston
Junior College. Over you there
much rejoicing. And there is a n
basis for rejoicing; you are bringing
into the Junior College much good,
learned in other colleges; you make
the student body less local and r
row; you increase the percentage of
upper classmen; you mark the growth
of the Junior College to higher rank.
Lastly, three times welcome to the
new student froshes, direct from the
high school. You are the little acorns
out of which the great oaks grow. You
pre not so inferior to the above Welcomed groups as the said groups would
have you believe. Sometimes it takes
a very delicate instrument to detect
'.ho difference between a freshman and
a senior! You are the material out of
which all colleges, whether junior or
Everybody now being welcomed,
everybody should also be both happy
anrj warned. College time is a most
wonderful time—a time to be looked
back to during all of your subsequent
life. Interesting, important, wonderful things are to be looked forward to
£tnd* learned in your hours of study.
The finest of friendships are to be
formed in ths hours of relaxation, For
anybody fit to go to college, life at
collega is crammed with opportunity
and delight. You who still have some
We registered late, at the last minute, which is characteristic of us.
Consequently familiar faces looked
like flowers in a sea of thorns. The
first day (or is it night?) was a blur
of impressions starting with a bewildered enthusiasm and ending with an
occasional sleepy slap at a mosquito.
Firstly we saw Miss Bender and
marveled at the easy, good-humored
efficiency of her. She's a honey, a
brick and one of the best personalities
In our very first class we saw people
—some people! Artelle Kittredge, a
dancer and an airy one as her name
suggests, in a studious pose; Wiltsie
Platzer, the man of many mechanics—
a traveler, a football player, a boat
enthusiast, and a high mogul in that
boating club, the Somethingorothers;
Joe Parker, for whom we never had
much respect but quite a bit of affection;' Max Cohen, one of Sam Hous-
tons most mischievous children; and
tall and dignified, Sara Sue Rich.
What! No cliques, no violent gatherings?—or did we get in the wrong
part of the building? After the mad
rush of Sam Houston 'tween classes
the occasional high heeled clatter and
sweatered whistle carries a mausoleum
unearthiliness. What price dignity!
The bells! They have no co-ordination, no enthusiasm, and too much independent spirit. After a quiet flurry
in the corridor announces that a
period is over, the bell, or perhaps it
is a buzzer, gathers the idea and lets
out a feeble cry. Or sometimes it
waits until it's dern good and ready
before it earns its current.
Biological names are terrible. Why
not call a flat-one-celled-worm a flat-
one-celled-worm instead of a—well,
instead of what they call it? Ah, there
were Frankie English, the industrious
young_ lady, and Sarah Molly Schim- ■
mel and Israel—don't ask his last name,
after thrdfe years we still call him
off, indeed! That's not his real name—
its' not quite involved enough.
Mosquitoes! What use is a Flit gun
among a swarm that pours in the ,
windows empty, and barges out capacity full? And they can stand the
Flit every bit as pleasurably as we.
Ah, good ole Bunny—pardon—Mr.
Bimey. And Hope from year before
last graduation. My we were happy
until along came Fame and we made
a break. A very petite but regal young
lady entered and perched sur le bureau
de le proffesssur (watch your accent).
"Who is that?" we asked. A withering look accompanied the answer, >
"Ruth Depperman." "Oh, I tho't she
was beautiful!" Imagine our embarrassment! What we really meant was
that from her picture, that well known
filmy picture, we imagined her as tall
and queenly and Greta Garbo in pul-
chitrude. We apologize! At Sam Houston she was a highly senior when we •
were a lowly soph, so what can you
expect of us? r
Jules Delambre and Joe Patterson,
both sporting the good ole black and
gold, in the form of handsome sweaters, and both handsome enough themselves to mistake for tall Greek gods
in bronze, are seen rushing thru' the
hall. And Billy Stevens, too, (dear
boy, he finally has decided that edu- '
cation is important) appears busy.
And then lunch—dinner—well, supper, then, in the lunchroom with a
glimpse of Henriette Daigle inquiring
about a dramatic club. She played
lead in our senior iragedy (you heard
me—tragedy), "Mansions". Hoping
that everyone ate at the same place
of the same fare we bought a dinner
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of this fife before you are to be envied.
And warned! Behind the flower
urks the thorn. Then must be that
•csistence to lazy living, fhat results ,
in pretty hard study, and that resis-
tence to temptation, that results in an
almost unspotted conscience. Perfection is scarcely to be hoped for, but *
don't forget the Ten Commandments
]ust because you are in college. Being
i college means all the way from
verything to worse than nothing!
What ii means to you depends on you.
; worthy of your opportunity to
attend the Housion Junior College. #
Have a good time in two senses cf the
vord good, but remember that study
s the major, while fun is a minor