GIRL OUTDOOR CLUB
SPONSORS OLD TIME
BARN DANCE IN GYM
Junior College's student body turned
out en masse to the Halloween dance
of the Outdoor Girls' Club. The affair
was a masquerade party although many
who came did not wear costumes or
Shortly after 9:30 the gym begai
fill with students' and their friends who
had come to celebrate, with littl
thought that they were at a religious
celebration, and that the masks that
they wore were an outgrowth of the
mummery plays that they used to have
in England in the period between
Chaucer and Shakespeare.
Costumes of all countries and all
eras were worn by the dancers. Tha
costumes made the group look like an
international convention of folk-lorists
who had refused to give up the traditions of their respective countries.
The grand march was started after
there had been some attempted square
dancing. It was led by Allen Marshall,
the spieling master of ceremonies, and
Evelyn Cochrane, one of those pajama
The costumes were judged by the
members of the faculty who had been
appointed by the members of-the club.
The pri?:e winners wore Nora Louise
Calhoun and Elmer Hamilton. Nora
was dressed in a suit of men's underwear of the style in vogue about 1890
and over that she had n very old,
glass-beaded dress. She wore heavy
cotton stockings and some overshoes.
The prize was a paper skeleton which
was later presented to Mr. Hooker by
Elmer Hamilton who seemed to have
some idea of humor but could not put
it over even enough to convince himself that it was humor.
Elmer Hamilton received the prize
for the most unique* boys' costume. He
was dressed in whatever he had found
when he cleaned out his closet. He
had found a pair of spats (those he
wore at the freshman dance last year),
an old pair of shorts, a very loud and
multi-colored pajama jacket of Chinese and Russian design, last year's
freshman tie and a black tarn with a
feather stuck in it. A mask with bells
on it completed this cockeyed costume.
Hamilton claimed that he was the
League of Nations. He said. "The spats
aro English, the jacket is Chinese, the
green tie is Irish and the tarn is either
Scotch or French, depending on the
slant that I wear it."
Music was furnished by the Old
Timers, but it was at least an excuse
and that was all that was needed for
every one to have a perfectly
g-r-a-n-d time. The girls sold popcorn and soda water. Two blackfaces
wearing pe.iamas bought some of the
fluffy stuff aTid couldn't get it through
the small mouth openings of their
masks. Someone remarked, displaying
their usual intelligence. "Oh! doesn't
that popcorn stand look pretty."
"After all, when the old fashioned
girl said (hat, she was only gold digging," remarked Donald Aitken.
Izzy was another barker but couldn't
find the right tree to bark up. And
so on through the crowd, every one
had a laugh that will probably continue for the next year anyway.
CAN YOU IMAGINE—
—Mr. French without his spats?
—How old Leeds Bayless is?
—Mr. Birney taking an assignment
after the "dead line"?
—Jimmy Cou'son with black hair?
—Mack Douglas not snooping into
—Paul N. acting like a saint?
—The nerve of the Prof who give;
test after a full moon nite?
—H. A. Willrich rushing the ladies'
—Helen Tomlin unshadowed by her
B. F., Tom Barker?
—Jesse Darling being anything else?
—Where Ruth Sparks got the name
—An operation taking place in the
conservatory? Ask Jack Blackburn
and Buck Rogers.
You asked in your last letter what
I was doing in school. Well, I guess
reck and neck just about describes the
actions of any college student?
Hoping we all develop giraff-like, I
am, Your son,
In reply to your note as to when
beef was the highest, the answer is
when the cow jumped over the moon.
PROF. S. W. HENDERSON.
Blanche Dekel, Chem. Student:
In reply to your question as to why
the earth is heavier in the winter
than it is in the summer—the only an-
sewer I can give is that in the winter
time everybody has on an overcoat.
SAMUEL L. BISHKIN.
To The Cougar:
Please publish this. Several psychology students have expressed a desire to know what the shape of their
noses indicate. A sharp nose indicates
curiosity. A flat nose indicates too
A. L. KERBOW,
To the H. J. C. Students:
After long and painful hours of research and study, we wish to announce
the following statistics: Out of every
100 marriages, 50 per cent of the per-
COUGAR BOARD OF STATISTICS.
Please enter my subscription for 11
copies of the Burp. Your paper is
very useful in my business. Before a
football game I let every man on the
squad read a copy. If he is in a good
humor—it will make him fighting mad.
Ti' he is already mad—it will make him
madder. So that when the team takes
the field they are in the right mood
Yours for more Burps,
COACH A. W. FRENCH.
Dean Dupre, H. J. C:
Just a note to inform you that I am
stopping my daughter, Nelda, from attending your horrid school. You mu.it
have nothing but thieves enrolled—for
1 read in the last Cougar where some
teacher had her face lifted.
For honest schools,
Handsome Hamp Robinson,
Houston Junior College:
After one of our representatives saw
iu at the Hallowe'en dance, we have
proposition to make to you. As you
should recall you won the prize for
wearing the ugliest mask. When our
igent found out that you didn't oven
:nve on a mask, he wired us of your
lossibilities. In short, we want you to
ioss for Hallowe'en masks and funny
ares. We feel that with your natural
ability you should be able to "go over".
That is, you should have no difficulty
n being ugly. Some people are ugly,
Jut vou seem to abuse the privilege.
Also this job may lead to a better
me, because anyone with your looks
could easily get a job at haunting
Yours for life-like masks,
BOO-HOO SCAREM MASK CO.
Field Hockey Will Be
Added to Junior College
List of Sport Events
Interest in field hockey has been
expressed by so many students of H.
!. that the Athletic Directors have
been considering including it in the
list of athletic activies of he college.
If this fast and interesting game is put
in the school, the college will be introducing a new sport into Houston.
Hockey is a fast, cold weather sport
which nearly all the older men have
played in the field, as it was a popular game several years ago. Ice
hockey has grown out of the field
game. The sport will not be introduced into the college until near the
J. C. STUDENTS BLAZE
TRAIL IN WOODS
FOR JUNGLE PARTY
Journeying far out into the midst of
the dark and gloomy jungles last Sunday night, two score J. C. students
drove wild animals from their lairs,
built a huge fire, and turned the dangerous jungle into a happy playground.
Of course the "jungle" was only the
woods bordering the bayou off Mac-
Gregor Drive and the "wild animals"
were sleeping turtles and harmless
birds. But plenty of "eats" were put
away and a good time was had by all.
Mary Lou Gaines did all the game
suggesting and everything was played
from football to "post office." George
Gayle, Paul Sparks and Harold Renfro kept things hot by acting as chief
"fire tenders-" Donald "Suitcase"
Aitken did the path making, and thanks
to his oversized brogans, several forest fires were "stomped" out.
Naturally Bill Goggan had his Mar-
jorie Cheek along and Hamp Robinson had his Mary B. "Woozy' 'Anderson. Why these two couples remained
"lost" throughout the larger part of
the night will often be a big mystery.
Fairfax Moody took honors as the
"All Sqwakie1' by keeping up a continual iine of chatter from start to
finish. Carnes Weaver, San Jac student, had his hands full keeping care
of Alice Claire "Popeye" Luckel.
Some ferocious animal bit Janet
"Shorty" Simpson, San Jac co-ed, on
the head and for a while it was thought
to be Bud Steeger. Later it was learned it was' learned that he spent most of
the night pulling himself out of the
bayou, so fcnet's "biter" must have
been a "pink elephant." (Thanks to Guy
Lombardo and his pink elephants.)
Fred Aebi ate twice as much as any
one except his date, Wilma Lindsey,
who forgot all about her diet program.
Wilma ate at least two quarts of
"When did you last coffee pot" and
"truth or consequences" are two questions that came near spelling the doom
for "Cisco" Kellogg and John Hill. Hill
^tagged the affair and sang to keep
everybody happy and sad.
After the "Bring Them Back Alive"
part of the night was completed, the
mob adjourned to the home of Mary
Lou Gaines, where dancing kept up till
early in the morning. Broken furniture, crushed ribs, smashed feet, empty
heads, and gutter gossip were the chief
casualties of the night. No fooling, it
was one swell time and did we hav.
a good time? "You're telling me."
SHORTS AND SPATS
BY ELMER HAMILTON
■■III!;; - IHHIH
Seeded Tennis Players
Named for Approaching
Junior College Tourney
Having watched Bud Seeger play
tennis for several years, it looks like
he is a good bet to add the H. J. C.
boys' singles tournament to his list of
trophies. Last year Steeger entered the
tcurr.ament only to come out second
place, losing to Vilbrey Karney, Humble Company singles ace. Steeger is
a prominent figure in Houston's tennis world and takes part in all local
tournaments. His game is that of a
well rounded player. His backhand is
as strong as his forehand and he is a
dangerous man at the net, but slightly
erratic is his service, which lacks consistency.
San Jacinto sends a star in Al Gardner, who has been playing regularly
and has defeated many prominent ten
nis luminaries. Providing some dark
horse does not show up, Gardner will
play in the semi-finals, and it would
not be surprising if he and Steeger
battled for the title.
Of course there is the possibility of a
dark horse coming up from the bottom
and smashing his way to the championship. And this is probable with such
: as John Hill, Charles Walker,
Willard Nesmith, F. V. Stough, and
Nelson Hinton entered in the contest.
Hamp C. Robinson was a football
player of reknowu ability. Hamp made
a name for himself, playing quarterback on the Richmond High team. Of
course a femme ended up with the
sweater, but what else can be expected
of the "Gigolo"?
Prologue: There might possibly
still be one or two readers of this
journal who remember what an e/e-
opener really is, or rather was; surely
this panic hasn't completely ruined
everybody. It is for those few fortunate individuals that this explanation
is written. (Youse other mugs needn't
read this if you don't want to.) So,
you lucky dog, in this case the eye-
opener is not something to drink, but
it is merely the title of something the
cat wouldn't even drag home. It might
be added that anything printed in this
column can be regarded as true until
proved otherwise. Also, the soph
English students will be glad to know
that they are NOT required to memorize any of this prologue.
Welton Lee Salm has been going
here only a month or so, but he's already justified Mr. Kerbow's confidence in him. Just recently he "kept
on talking until he said something."
Frances Nesmith finally found out
what that "six foot, four" kid's name
is. She asked him, and did he blush!
Grady Murdock doesn't like to blow
his own horn, but somebody has to
solicit work for that hand laundry of
Jordan, the pride of Corsicana, still
contends that the only reason the soph
girls painted up the freshwomen like
they did was to cut down the compe-
Anothcr freshman girl who'll bear
watching is Ellen Stewart. She would
not deliberately lie to a boy, but she
won't talk to ore either until she has
her fingers crossed.
Ever since this writer reported an
interesting window "display" at a
downtown store. H. J- C. boys have
made a point of walking down Tevas
Avenue when going from Main to
Fannin or vice versa.
There might still be three or four
studes whom Ruth Depperman hasn't
told about the perfect score she made
on an Education test.
If you veteran inmates of this institution wonder why George Snider no
longer SITS out in front of the" building, it's because he "has to economize."
And Pat Foby didn't act like he
even wanted to be president of the
That ends the lecture for today, but
there's one more tip for you. Just
remember, when buying your winter
underwear, it's not the original cost;
it's the upcreep.
Junior College Students
Extend Sympathies to
Bereft J. C. Instructor
Dr. J. H. Ledlow, father of J. H.
Ledlow, auditor and instructor of Business Administration at the Houston
Junior College, died -last Wednesday
■light at his home in Denton.
At the time of his death Dr. Ledlow
was the head of the Education Department at the North Texas State
Teachers' College at Denton, Texas.
The students and faculty of the
Houston Junior College wish to take
this oppoitunity in expressing their
sympathy to Mr. Ledlow in his bereavement.
"Woozy" Has Horse
Mary Bradly Anderson or "Woozy,"
as she is called by many, is contemplating on entering the next horse
show to be staged in Houston. And we
do not blame her; for she is the proud
owner of a large dark bay stallion that
is "one of the finest riding horses in
Houston. "Star," as her horse is called,
s a five-gaited animal and is remarkably fast. At one time, its former
owner, thought seriously of entering
in some of the races in the Northern states. M. B. keeps her horse at
the Gulf Coast Riding Acamedy and
invites her friends to come out and
"give him the" once over." Riding over
the Hermann Park Bridle Path constitutes the main part of Mary B.'s
exercise and this ride is made every
Loretta Eslinger—Ambition is to be
a deep sea diver. Favorite show is the
Ritz . . . hobby is riding the Shetland
ponies out on Main street. Thinks
that Donald Aitken is by far the most
handsome boy in H. J. C.
Elmer Hamilton—Ambition is to be
able to get the left door open on his
speedy Whippet without the top falling in. Favorite pastime, believe it or
not,-is learning to dance, and his
hobby is wearing spats. Miss Ebaugh
is Elmer's ideal prof, because she does
not have to tell jokes to be humorous.
Marian Kobinson—Says that her ambition is to drive a taxi. For a hobby
she has chosen Warren Lemmon; consequently her favorite pastime is riding in an Essex. Has no partiality in
regard to her professors. Her favorite
movie actor is Charley Chase.
Bill Stanford—His ambition is to be
a policeman. His hobby is to stay in
various jails, so he can get all of the
information available in regard to his
profession. States that his favorite
prof is Mr. Miner on account of his
lectures being so interesting.
N. C. Jensen—Says that he has no
ambit'on whatsoever. His hobby hap-
pers to be blondes and brunettes, and
eating is h's favorite indoor sport.
When asked who his favorite prof was
he sort of grinned and said "Mr. Birney, because I don't take anything
Christine Flanagan—The heighth of
Christine's embition is to become a
peanut vendress. Next to writing
chain letters her hobby is riding on
m e r r y-go-r ounds. For pastime,
watches the people pass on Main
street. Her favorite prof has always
been Miss Ebaugh, because she attended Oxford.
It has just been since school has
started in full swing that we have
been able to find all of the new students and even some of the old
standbys. . . . Girls, have you all met
Billy Gandy (no relation to Mahat-
ma)? He's the black-haired, blue-
eyed lad from Louisiana. We're mighty
glad to have you with us, Billy. . . .
Seems like old times again seeing Fred
Aebi bring Wilma Lindsay to school.
. . . Another very attractive new student is Charlotte Steele. . . . Nelda
Smith and H. V. Baker seem to be
hitting it off pretty steady. ... It is
impossible to get through the front entrance without being stopped by Harold
Renfro trying to sell tickets for the
Play-Boys' dance. . . . We've been
watching Sis O'Neil, too—and believe
you me, she is plenty cute. . . . Pat
Foley is back with us again this year
—don't be frightened, freshmen—he
really isn't as vicious as he sounds. . .
We hear that Alice Clare Luckel is
going in for math in a big way—she
says she really enjoys it. . . Billy
Fitzgerald is a freshman you should
all know—he's a mighty good kid. . . .
I ask you was Donald Aitken's face
red when he was told that he resembled a taxi going down the street with
the two back doors open? Don't take
it to heart, Donald, we think you have
cute little ears. . . Glad, indeed, we
are to find - Marian Robinson and
Warren Lemmon still hitting off as
smoothly as ever. . . Two very attractive sophomores are the inseparable Gaines and Kellogg. ... We find
it hard this year not to be able to associate O. D. Brown's name with Nora
Louise Calhoun's. . . . Lucille Black
is who we term a likeable gal.
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places they visited during the sumiiier
vacation. Mrs. Kenneth Oberholtzer of
El Campo was a guest at the meeting.
The club officers are as follows:
Honorary chairman, Mrs. E. E. Oberholtzer; chairman, Mrs. W. H. Miner;
vice-chairman, Miss Sue Thomason;
and secretary, Mrs. L. T. Hooker.
A Thanksgiving motif will be carried
out at the next meeting which will
be held at the home of Mrs. Miner.