It is the desire of the staff to make
Cougar Scientist a section of the paper
devoted to all branches of science, and
-representative of each department of
science in Junior College. We appreciate the co-operation and assistance
of the students and teachers this past
* term, and extend an invitation to
everyone interested to contribute material for this department during the
. Soldering has been found to be one
of the ancient arts. It was used to
stop up holes and seal joints during
, the 11th century.
Neither is asbestos a modern invention. This fire-resisting fabric was
used in ancient Rome.
One of the night features at the
Chicago World's Fair will be illumi-
' nated pictures cast in the clouds by
Ivory combs and stone cosmetic jars
of 3700 B. C. have been unearthed in
Northern Iraq by an archaeological
expedition working there under the
joint auspices of the University of
Pennsylvania Museum and the American Schools of Oriental Research.
According to Prof. W. R. Coe, of
Yale, oysters usually prefer to be
father one year and mother the next,
but they can be father and mother
simultaneously. They are bisexual.
Studies at the Yale School of Medicine show that large parts of the human brain can be removed by surgery without seriously handicapping the
normal pursuits of an individual.
By means of short radio waves Prof.
F. L. Hopwood, of the University of
London, claims he can cook the white
of an egg and leave the yolk entirely raw, or he can hard-boil the yolk
inside the totally uncooked white.
Dishing the Dirt
Rumors say that the last time Elmer
"Spats" Hamilton, self - acclaimed
gigolo, went out "gal-ing," he reported
% a miserable evening, His only explanation (which is enough) was that
the gal was cross-eyed and kept eating off his plate at dinner.
$ Join the A. H. L. L. for protection.
This organization was formed to offer
security to those students who might
, otherwise be gipped, chisseled, yipped,
trimed, skinned, or what have you,
cut of any monetary loans to John
Hill. The A. H. L. L- stands for Anti-
# HU1 Loan League. More power to
Reports from Texas A. and M. say
that Meyer Lurie, former H, J. C.
' student, is paying his room and board
at the institution with the return of
the money he invested in "galloping
dominoes." Those who know Lurie
do not take this report to be a mere
H. J. C. will probably be the scene
of some classy boxing bouts after the
* new term gets under way, according
to Coach French in a recent statement.
It is a pleasure to watch some of the
boys working out to condition themselves for thess coming slug feasto.
Kamp Robinson goes in for the sport
because Woozy likes brutes. "Bulldog" I
(as Robinson is called because of his j
' aggressiveness) says he may be a
lady's man, but that fact doesn't interfere with his being an ardent boxing
fan. And he is adept with his mitts
" according to his sparring partner —
And Renfro should know, beeaase
he himself is a nose-buster of no
mean repute. At any rate Renfro will
take on any one in his weight division
■ for all kinds of competition from pie-
eating and peanut-rolling to the more
manly and vigorous sports of boxing
Alice "Popcye" Luckel the gal "wit
the bronx aggscent an de steam roller
build" made a bum beti with some lad.
He (the lad) bet Popeye that inside of
two years she would break into the
movie game. The bet being for five
. simoleons. It looks like Luckel has
the best cl-ance of losing. She would
make a ,ood Japanese ju jitsu girl.
L. P. Marshall, Mack D., J. Allright,
J. Darling, Bob Stallings are boys
that have gone in for the dance promoting business with A-l success.
Their two dances at the Junior League
Club with Pat Quinn's orchestra play-
* ing have drawn good crowds fram
Rice, Junior College, San Jacinto and
the working (lucky) boys. Even
Kitty Hurlock got to go.
" The Pi Beta's pulled a willy the
other nite. The stage was all set for
another jungle party. Bill Goggan
and date thought Camp Beatty wm
the spot; so there they went. Hamp
R. and Woozy A. hiked it to Sugar-
land. John H., Katie- Norman, H. Best-
fro and Nell Berry plus all the food
went carousing around the bayou.
Fred A., Wilma L., Leroy M. and Lucille Birmingham spent the nite hunting for burnable wood. Several
couples went to Herman Park. One
to a show. And one wise guy want to
bed. The two winning bunches were
the wise guy who went to bed and the
four with the eats.
The wri'.er can remember when Joe
Patterson was a dumb egg at Fannin
Grammar school. When Bert McElroy
whipped two or three kids everyday
at school for calling him Ethelbelt.
When Bud Steeger sold more Saturday Evening Posts than any other two
boys in Houston. He had the record
of making you buy a magazine.
Our nomination for the best orchestra. Claude Hopkins playing at the
Rose land Ballroom in New York.
Theme song "I would Do Most Anything For You." Colored outfit with
Isader Hopkins writing his own arrangements of the big hits.
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bow, Archie French, Naasson K. Dupre, and Sue Goree Thomason.
The danca will be semi-formal, and
will be held »t the University club.
Ted Clifford'i oschestra will furnish
Houston Junior College each year
has supported the Student Association
dance, and with the evident high interest shown, this year will ba no ex-
caption to the rule. Student Association President Jimmie Brinkley has
done his best to assure the success of
the dance by choosing the most convenient location and the best orches-
tia for tlie dance, and the prettiest
and most acceptable type of dance.
Bids have been issued, and admission to the dance will be $1- As benefit dances are free from taxation, students know they are helping the Junior College in its admirable policy of
lending money to industrious but impecunious students and not playing
taxes to an attracting and extracting
The enthusiasm for this dance is directly traceable to the students' expectation of colorful evening dresses and
lively music for four hours. Not for
aeveral weeks have students faced the
possibility of dancing until two o'clock
(n the morning, and they welcome
the coming danae with exultant acclamations. According to current reports, the young ladies have only to
rival flame and the flowers with their
beautiful apparel to m«ke the danca a
success. All other plans are satisfactorily completed.
never fall in love" (mebbe).
The immortal words of Harold Renfro (woman killer de luxe); but he
has at last fallen for the charms of
Nell Berry, another San Jac hotcha.
Nell has an older sister (Kathryn)
that attends J. C. and the older sis
keeps Nelly well informed on Harold's
Lou Gaines would sure like to give
the world an impression that her big
break-up with H. D. Matthews,
(Southwestern athlete and former J.
(table) does not mean a thing to
Gossip has it that Hamp Robinson
>es not go steady with HIS Mary B.
"Woozy" Anderson. In fact he only
dates a week with her. He
admits he buys her lipstick. "So I
will be sure and get my special
flavor", he adds.
Ethel Margaret Fa!k quiet, unassuming and as good looking as the pick
of Earl Carroll's Vanities. Makes most
of the girls around J. C. take a back
-eat. She must have ■ steady or
-nebbe she is too young, but it is funny
,that we never see her at the social
Any time you think John Hill can
not sing then go grab a back seat.
Visited at his work down at the
Chronicle the other nite and he warbled 'his vocal chords all over the place.
His voice sounds like a blend of the
Mills Brother's, Crosby, Lombardo's
and th; First Methodist Choir. Everything may be jam up but the Hill boy
has "g.-it em."
Our nomination for the best sport,
biggest hit, swellest kid at this prison
—Verron Scott. Toots a sax in Ted
Cliffords orchestra and is one of the
best looters in the city. Your darn
tootin and he rates. What I mean.
A bunch of us dropped around the
Lamar Annex a few midnites ago and
George Stevenson (the big butter
«g man from Okla. U.) the hello.
; THE nite force. Telegram boy,
bell hop, back scratcher, janitor servant the female boarders gigolo.
He can tell you some interesting
stories that he has run across (run
>ss?) at the hotel. He says that he
itudying to be a publisher of the
Junior College's romeo makes his
bow. Horace Mills. Recently gone
gaga over Kathryn Norman.
Donald Aitken: "I cai
hundred yard dash today, sir.
Coach French: "Daeh it!"
-is-ah, its on
out, its nitric
Mr. Bishkin: "What
Alma Stewart: "Oh-t
the tip of my tongue!"
Mr. B.: "Well, spit it
Loretta Eslinger: "I went to Chicago
L. P. Marshall: "By Buffalo?"
L. E.: "No, by train."
L^eds Bayless: "Are you dining
Henrietta Daigle: (Hopefully). "No,
L. B.: "My, you'll be hungry by
Jill Jenkins; "What is the difference
between dancing and jumping?"
Mack Douglas: ' 'Idunno."
J. J.: "I thought se~"
Helen Gould: "If you laugh at me
again, TU knock your block off."
"illy Goudy: "Haw! Haw! You
wouldn't know what club to use!"
now listed with John Hill, George
Stevenson, Bob Stallings and Clark
Gable as her "only boy friend."
Bob's (Stalling) yen for the femmei
leans towards the elite of Sam Houston High — Marian Ferrin debutante,
brunette and Etta Kett Riding Club
officer. She used to be an old flama
of Malcolm Pech's and he says that
the fire may start burning again.
Judge: "Who was driving when you
collided with that car?"
H. Mills, triumphantly): "None of
us; wa were all in the baek seat."
Saw Bob Brahnam the other night.
Bob is attending Rice and is taking
the Cheaa, Engineer's course. In a
football game the other day between
the Chem E's and the Civil E's, Brahnam pulled the hero act and scampered around end in the closing minutes
of play for an 80 yard run which iced
the game for his outfit. When asked
what he thought of J- C.'s basketball
possibilities he was not so encouraged. Branham tells us that Malcolm
Pech Is one of the most promising
athletes that he has ever seen and
thinks that Pech will soon be grabbed
by some college.
The mainstays of last seasons cage
team are out as far as school basketball is concerned. Malcolm Pech has
all he can do to work and get his
studies. George Gayle works from
the early hours till noon. Bill Jeter,
Walter Scarborough and Allen Weed
left school. Bob Brahnam is attending
Rice. Harry Matthews is making a
name for himself at Southwestern.
Last year Cougar cage bunch had
little trouble in taking the 56th Calvary team, but this year the Calvary
five looks like a real team. Junior
College will have to improve rapidly
if they expect to beat the horsemen.
In a practice tilt the other night, the
Calvary walled away with the college
arold Renfro (enthusiastically); "A
wonderful night, a lovely girl — what
Fax Moody: "Goodness sake, does
Milton Gregory: "Eight o'clock."
Cortis Lawrence: "You did! Better
ice a doctor."
Ben Mason: " ask you again, did
you ever stop to think ?"
Eves: "And did you ever think to
Pat Foley: "I could danca like this
Virginia Citton: "Oh, I'm sure you
don't mean R. You are bound to im-
Fred A.: "I don't see how football
players ever get clean!"
Wilma L.: "Silly, what do you suppose the scrub teams are for?"
Mr. Henderson, in assembly: "I'm
pleased to see such a densa crowd
Voice—"Don't be too pleased We
ain't all dense."
"Well, what do you think of my
game?" said Melcher the golfer.
"Oh it's all righ»" replied the girl
friend, "but I still prefer golf."
Preacher. "Matthae!" "Will you
have this wotnan to be your wedded
Ed Boyle: "What do you suppose I
cama here for?"
I can find no justification for co-eds
Not deigning to speak,
Even after numerous introductions.
They converse in stilted terms,
Of frigid sophistication,
Condescension, sympathy to them are
Tbey extol the vices,
Even going so far as to excel man in
And then one hears of the purity of
No, I can find no justification for co-
But then, one must have something
to dance with!
John: "I haven't slept for days."
Nora L.: "Whatsa matter?"
John: "I sleep at night."
Ed Smartt: "Lets play hide-and-go-
Lou Gaines: "Ed, that's a child's
Ed: "Not the way I play it."
The average student in this institution studies about six hours a day, the
other six hundred and seventeen do
not study at all.
T. Cooksey to Mr. Birney: Professor, wauld you mind if I digressed a
moment and asked a question about
always fond of children," said
the old cannibal chief as ha (lowly
stirred the soup."
Anybody can play a gam* of
bridge, but only a cannibal can throw
p a hand."
"Can't keep a good man down,"
ighed the missionary, as the cannibal
began a search for a mora substantial
"Well, said the cannibal (with a
sigh full of meaning), on seeing a
ship-wreck of something or other (I
think it was the Salts, Sailors of the
Seven Seas), "we won't be hungry today."
An oyster met an oyster
And they were oysters two.
Two oysters met two oysters
And they were oysters, too.
Four oysters met a pint of milk
And they were oyster stew.
A baby mole got to feeling big,
And wanted to show how ha could
So he plowed in the soft, warm dirt
Till he hit something hard, and it
A dozen stars flew out of his head
His grandpap picked him up half
Young Man," he said, "though your
Fata is bone,
You can't butt your way through
This bit of advice is good, I've found:
If you can't go over or under, go
Wanted: Three tee thing-rings in
assorted sizes for Melvin Tweeny,
Oscar Nolan, and Starks Green. These
bopple-eyed boys have been bottle
broke since babyhood. One bottle
and they're broke. "Nuzzler" Nolan-
four drinks at the last dance and than
at the last d
After chasing Mack Douglas and
than Donald Aitken over the too well
watered lawns of junior college, Nora
Louise Calhoun absent-mindedly let
slip that her cross-eyes once needed
an operation. Hove you noticed?
Charles and Eddie Chernosky as
well as Warren Lemon are equaled by
Mary Ester Waggoner to make a
quartet of the world's worst drivers.
The boys favorite sport is to flatter
the accelerator and travel yon and
thither regardless of intersections, and
Mesta strews wreckage whenever she
Mary Bradly Tuma, Wilma Lindsey,
Mary Lou Gaines, Fairfax Moody, and
Nora Louise Calhoun gathered with
"Suitcase" Donald Aitken and told
Mack (Misanthropist) Douglas how to
print those Student Associatiin bids.
Test times are here. Lets hope
Evelyn Bashara doesn't get writers
eramp — on small letters before the
One Year Ago
(Old Cougar files were used in obtaining this data.)
A one act play will be sent from
H. J. C. to compete in the state-wide
play contest at Waxahachie.
The Cougar is sponsoring a beauty
contest. Sophomores who are entered are: Nelda Smith, Marguerite Com-
e, Margaret Monger and Hulda
Alexander. Freshman entries are as
follows: Ruth Depperman, Wilma
Lindsay, Jeanne Weather all, Melbadel
Wright and Pat Inman.
A ballyhoo edition of the Cougar
will be Issued next week. Nothing
serious will be included in that issue.
The paper will be called the Codger
Instead sf the Cougar.
The Cougar basket ball team has
been issued new uniforms. At the
present date the Cougar quintet have
won five victories in as many starts.
Plans for a boxing bout is being arranged by Coach French.