MANY SPORT EVENTS!DEBATING CLUB
CARDED ON JUNIOR
Track, Tennis, Basket Ball, Boxing, and Wrestling on
COACH PUNS EVENTS
With spring just around the corner,
baseball spring training begun, track
enthusiasts donning the spikes, swimmers and divers pulling out the swim
suits and the court followers having
their tennis racquets restrung it looks
as though the stage is all set for a
big sport year at Junior College.
Last year's baseball aggregation did
not have the proper support. Backed
by a few eager students, the diamond
outfit kept going till they joined with
the unemployed team and helped
whip the Houston Police in a recreation game. Providing some convenient practice time can be arranged, J.
C. should have Uttle trouble in getting a big call for the baseball team.
Not participating in any scheduled
meet, last springs thinly clads consisted of only three. Two weight pushers and one hurdler. With a fine
track at moments notice, J. C. students are missing something by not
organizing a track outfit.
Swimming went over in a big way
last year and will go over bigger this
year. Life saving classes were organized and instructions given in
this course. The males boasted a fine
swimming team. Elmer Hamilton and
Ed Boyles are two fast dash men and
A. D. Morgan knocks off notches in
the distance swims. San Jacinto
walked off with Junior College in the
tank meet last year but due to graduation the high school has lost many
of it's stars. J. C. ought to be able
to take the high school this time.
Dates have been set in the tennis
tournament when g^mes in the quarter-final and semi-final brackets must
be completed or the players forfeit
their standing. The tournament has
be?n slow in coming along due to the
lack of general interest. Bud Steeger
and Al Gardner are the two boys putting it over, with Steeger doing a large
shara <?f the match making and prize
campaigning. The Pi Beta Fraternity
will be having its Tennis Tournament
soon. John Hill will likely repeat as
winner although several of the others
have been coming along rapidly.
Last year proved that the public
likes the pugilistic game. Coach
French has worked out a temporary
fight card for the initial night with
many attractive matches. Always a
little slow to get started, the fight
game will receive wide acclaim after
the /opening night. The wrestling idea
is being worked in with several attempts at novelty fights.
BUD STEEGER IS
HOLDS MEETING! CHOSEN HEAD OF
NEW MEN;S CLUB
The Houston Junior College Debating club listened to a complicated debate Friday night on the taxation
question in which the discussion ranged all the way from Who's Who in
America to a Ballyhoo magazine.
Jimmy Brinkley and Israel Rabino-
witz were the affirmative speakers
and Allen Marshall and Tommie cook-
sey defended the negative side of the
The affirmative argued that owners
of tangible property is Texas were
paying too much of the tax burden
and proposed that the sales tax that
Governor Ferguson has submitted to
the legislature be adopted as a relief
to these over-burdened taxpayers.
The negative contended that the
only way to mend the present excessive tax burden is to have those
"seat-warmers" up at the state capitol
cut down on the expenditures. They
advocate the consolidation or elimination of various bpreaus and many
other money grabbing devices.
The audience served as judges and
the ballot returns indicated a tie. The
debaters afterwards decided to debate
again with ths same arrangement in
the Public Speaking Club Friday, February 10, with the hope that better
luck may attend one of the sides.*
TO FEATURE NEW
GIRL CAGERS MAKE
Playing ten basketball games and
losing two is the record of the H. J.
C. Girls' Team, the girls, working in
a heated game recently held the Rice
Institute Girls' Team to a two-point
Texns Company's strong team was
held after gaining two-point lead.
Members of the H. J. C. Team all
mode spectacular plays in both games.
This season's team, according to I
Miss Speiss, coach; is fast and strong. '
It promises to show some fine work
in the future. Most of the members
had experience last year, and some of
the freshmen have shown promise and
are proving to bs good material.
High-point players for the last 10
Avis Parks and Alice Clair Mc-
McVickers and Parks played year
along with Lou Gaines and "Cisco"
Freshmen members showing up are
Ruth Sparks, Jill Jenkins, and La
The games lost were to the strongest girls' team of the city.
Uniforms of the H. J. C. Girls' Team
are short blue trunks and white blue
shirts. The money for the uniforms
was furnished out of the activity
Hamp Robinson and Harold Renfro Star Boxers, Say
"There'll be blood and gore
AH over the floor"—
These words promise to be a forerunner of the coming H. J. C. Boxing
Tournaments which will swing into action soon.
According to Coach French the
bouts will get under way as soon as
the final matchings can be completed
and an attractive card drawn up.
With the graduation of Lurie, Adams,
Green, Spitler, Shaw, and several
others, the pugilistic sport suffered a
complete let-down during the past
semester, compared to the fight-minded year of spring 1932.
But now things will hum around
the gym and fight nights and students
will witness some of the fastest two-
fisted bouts ever to be staged by a
college. The contestants will have none
of the fineness that marks the professional battler, but will be "just a
bunch o'- 'c'-ino! pale-okas" primed for
the fight and given ihree rounds to
ration as a "hard egg".
Probable students who will take
part in the,coming matches are:
Hamp Robinson, 126 pounds. No
previous ring experience. Strength
attributed to throwing sides of beef
around his father's cattle company.
Has a style all his own, packs a hard
right wallop and does not know the
meaning of yellow. The fewer females in the gym, the better Robinson
Harold Renfro, heavyweight. Sleeps
on nail? and boasts a Weismuller
physique. Worked on boat last summer to build bulging muscles. Better
on defensa than offense and takes advantage of the slightest opening or
Any student whose names do not
appear in the "once over" above and
who arc interested in taking part in
the fights, leave name and weight
with Coach French. If any past boxing experience please state so there
will b no one-sided or pushover
Wrestling as well as boxing will be
included on the cards. Those wishing
to rough and tumble, free-for-all, pillow fight, butt with your heads or
any kind of novelty battle see the
Organization Ratifies Its Constitution in Second Meeting
Of Tliis Year
William Steeger, better known as
Bud" was elected to the presidency
oi ohe "Ace of Clubs" in a recent meeting. Orlo McGeath was chosen as
vice-president, and James Julian was
sleeted secretary. Leroy Melcher will
take care of the funds of the club,
while Pat Filey, acting in the position
of Seargeant at Arms, will keep
Harvey W. Harris, English professor
of the college, and sponsor of the Student Assi ciation is sponsoring the
To be a member, a male student
must have maintained a scholastic
average of at least a "C". The roll of
tlie club has b;en limited to 28 mem-
bers, and there are now approximately 15 already admitted.
Organized at the suggestion of Orlo"
McGeath, tlie club has as its purpose
to promote all col leg a activities, to
encourage a high standard of ethics
and fellowship among its members,
and to assist the college in all undertakings. At present, club members
have chosen to assist in the sale of
tickets for tlie Student Association
The new club has the entire support
and sanction of the faculty of the college, and is working with it to attain
a better relationship between student
and faculy. Meetings are held every
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"I don't believe I'm going anywhere
at this hour of the night friend"
But Bill's uniform was on the bedpost, and the sinister ro<fc in the
hands of those 'joking* beer barons
threatened a lot more tlian did a
police protector, harmless in its holer, also on the bed.
So Bill squeezed his foundations
back into their unwelcome shipping
crates, and did as he was told.
He also noticed that it was funny
but Jill wasn't home.
When he arrived at that little shack
i the Billygoat hill, he knew the
She was up there. . . . Bound to a
tree. . . . helpless . . . guarded by
four gunmen. All four as tight as the
sheepskin on a bass drum, but Don
had told them just to guard her. . . .
She hadn't been harmed.
"Bill", she shouted when she saw
him. "JilL" he answered her, "So
they've got you too, eh? Well, Jill,
whatever happens, it's all my fault.
Maybe I am just and old fool, but I
believe that the Lord will take good
care of such fools, . . ."
"I'm with you, dad," Jill whispered,
and that was the first time he remembered that she called him 'Dad'.
"Sure is a cute kid," Don interrupted, "Take a drink Bill?"
"Naw, rat," Bill retorted.
"I guess you will before the night's
"You can't bluff me, Don Mascara,
re told you there'll be no beer,
gangs, or mobs on my beat, and that
still stands. . . . Don't you believe I
know you. You can't bluff me, I tell
you, and you know better than to
harm my daughter. . . . Why, why, the
whole police force, and the whole
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would hate your guts. . . . Why your
wouldn't be worth a half cent
even to any other crook in the world
if you harmed her and, ..."
"Wait a minute, copper," Don broke
i, "Who said I was gonna hurt the
dame. ... If there is any hurting to
do, you'll be the man to do it."
"Me? . . . Man you're drunk!"
"Not yet, Bill, but I will be."
"Why I don't understand you," Bill
pkaded. "What do you mean I'm
gonna hurt Jill?"
'Well, your name is Bill Tell, ain't
"Sure. . , , What's that got to do
"Well, tonight you're gonna have to
'c up to that name. You're gonna
have to do a modern William Tell, and
I your life and your daughter's life depends upon the way you do it. Ya
this package of smokes? . . . Well.
Mr. William Tell, they are gonna be
put on your daughter's head and you
are gonna take one shot from 40 yards,
and knock 'em off. . . . I'm a good
sport. If you do it I won't bother you
again. If you hit your daughter that's
your hard luck and I'll then try my
luck in shooting the cigarettes off your
head in six shots. You have caused
a lot of trouble in the past year,
Bill, but you still can free yourself
from this mess by drinking with me."
"No thanks, Den," Bill commented
with much exertion, "But may I ask
where Jill's boyfriend is?"
"Oh we took care of him, copper,"
Don responded, "He won't bother our
"When does it begin," Bill asked,
"Let's get it over with."
"Okay, copper," Don answered,
pouring himself another drink.
"And if I do it you'll let us both go
and not bother us again."
"If you can take my void for it,
"I"ll take it, Don, where is the
"You'll get that in plenty of tims."
"Take good aim, Dad," Jill shouted.
I'm not a bit afraid."
And one of the confederates placed
a brand nsw package of cigarettes on
"Hit 'cm on top Dad," she punned,
"So they can still be smoked. If you
put a hole through their middles they
Then they handed William Tell a
pistol with one shell in th^_ barrel.
'Take a drink with me, Bill?" Don
asked, "Last chance."
Hell no!" Bill shot back resigned to
his fate, but determined to do his
best. His temples strained as he
ned. His feet hurt.
"You may fire when ready Giidley,"
Don joked, half drunk.
And with the help of God in heaven,
William Tell, Officer Bill Tell to you,
mint, a good packages of smokes. Jill
Nice shot old man, couldn't have
done better myself," Don congratulated, "You don't need to worry about
me or drinks or Jill anymore. You
Bill took his shoes off.
"You don't need to worry about me
on." Bill finally spoke up, "The
strain is too much for me. I'm reigning from the force. . . . Say, before Jill comes to, pour me a drink,
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iiould be complimented. One important accomplishment of the term
has been the new attitude established
by students in regard to weekly assembly programs.
Students have conducted themselves
i a most complimentary way while
attending assembly and have also,
shown that they can be a credit to
Houston Junior College rather than a
Mr. Miller is to be complimented on
his excellent programs throughout the
term. He has devoted much time and
thought to these weekly assembly "
meetings and has appealed to every
type of student by presenting programs of variety.
There have been few failures reported this term and much better
work has been done by the students
according to- faculty members.
Evidently students feel that during "
these depressing times it is a very
good idea to get the full value of each
course — not only because wasting ,
money is becoming obsolete, but because a good education is necessary to
meet the requirements of the day.
Steps in the right direction have
been taken this term in regard to the
forming of a college glee club. It is
regrettable that the co-eds did not *
show enough interest to make the club
a mixed chorus. However, the boys
doing splendid work and will .
bring honor to our college, of that
we're sure. Let us hope that in time
the girls will be able to form a similar
The new term will bring many new
students. So to the old students let »
us remind you that it's your duty to
-how them that Houston Junior Col-
kge is glad to have them and that
it takes the co-operation and help of
each student to make this college an
ever forward institute.
Welcome, new students. Here's
hoping you grow to love and respect
our college as much as those who've
gone before you.
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