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FOREWORD What more can be asked of a book than that it picture one glorious year out of a life time? The events recorded, the associations remembered, and the joys and victories shared. Passing time requires a remembrance that can be treasured in the future; such a part the "Numa" is designed to fill.

The STAFF Nannie Ruth Hunt . . . Editor-in-Chief Gilmer Dixon . . . . Business Manager John Houston Payne . . . ] Assistant Laws Galloway. . . . . } • Business Bill Adair J Managers Evelyn Peninger . . . Sophomore Editor Betty Speer Freshman Editor Carrie Harrison Feature Editor Claud Wilson Athletic Editor

DEDICATION To James W. Ramsey, our progressive and very faithful president, who has earnestly sought to better our school and school life, we dedicate this volume of The Numa.






Snow and sun can make no matter; flowers wither, scarlets tatter. But every moment, every year, finds an open corner here.

The sonl of a hub is rarely seen. But fire is there, the wood is green, and no need of a silken sheen.

And life and death are planted therea shrub, a tree, the bursting air, and evening's wearied shadows on the lawn.

Back of every successful enterprise, whether it be business or educational, there is always an individual, or group of individuals, responsible for its success. The men who compose the Fort Smith Board of Education, Messrs. G. C. Hardin, Chas. S. Holt, C. N. Geren, J. Rudolph Woods, W. G. Shipley, and John P. Woods, are responsible for, and have been active in, the development of the-Junior College. They have recognized the need for such an institution in our city and have co-operated with every activity of the college in a most hearty and enthusiastic manner. The staff of the Numa feels that Fort Smith is fortunate to have such high type of citizens on its Board of Education, and at this time wishes to assure them that the students appreciate the interest they have shown in the college.





MARY K. SETTLE. Dean of Women One who truly has the interests and welfare of the college at heart: a .sincere friend in whom we have the greatest confidence.

CLARENCE McGINN, Dean of Men Our beloved friend and advisor, a true Christian gentleman who is ever ready to help us, to co-operate with all constructive endeavors, and to sympathize with our troubles and problems.


ESSIE BERRY SPANISH AND FRENCH B. A., Ouachita College Graduate Work, Universities of Arkansas and Oklahoma

VIVIAN C U R N U T T HOME ECONOMICS B. A.,, Oklahoma A. and M. Graduate Work, Columbia University and California University

PEGGY PADDOCK BIOLOGY B. A., University of Wichita Graduate Work, University of Oklahoma


BEN I. MAYO PHYSICAL EDUCATION B. A., Hendrix College Graduate Work at University of .Michigan

R. A. COX HISTORY B. A., Arkansas State Teachers College M. A., George Peabody College for Teachers

GENE BLAKEBURN PHYSICAL EDUCATION B. S., University of Arkansas Oregon State College


NEIL F. SHELL SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS B. S., Kansas State Teachers College M. S., University of Kansas

RUTH HAMILTON LATIN B. A., Galloway College Graduate Work, University of Iowa

LUELLA KREHBIEL ENGLISH B. A., University of Kansas M. A., University of Kansas Graduate Work, University of Colorado




EULA RATEKIN CHEMISTRY M. A., University of .Missouri GraduaU Work, University of Missouri

MARGARET MONTAGUE SPEECH University of Arkansas Po\vi-rs School of ExpiTssion

MARY HVNKS LIBRARIAN St. Louis L i b r a r y School >-rn Reserve University



Mrs. John W. Bell, Miss Ruth Ann Lester, and Miss Louise Sarasin are the "slaves" of the office force. They aren't really slaves in the true sense of the word, because they enjoy their positions, but they do work hard for all the high school as well as the Junior College. They have always been willing and ready to help Junior College students in any way they could, and have aided them greatly in many ways. Because they are all so young and goodlooking, and are so nice to them, the entire Junior College loves "our office force".



The Fort Smith Junior College Student Body was ably organized under the leadership of two presidents this year. Gilmer Dixon, who held office the first semester, and William C. Adair, who was leader for the second semester. To hold up the ideals of the school, to encourage scholarship, and to promote good fellowship and cooperation, is indeed a task, but our presidents have worked faithfully and loyally to the best interests of every Junior College student.





FIRST SEMESTER President Vice-Presider.t Secretary Treasurer

Gilmer Dixon Frederick Stiesburg Jean Presson Carrie Harrison

SECOND SEMESTER President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer

Bill Adair Joe Ben Fields Sidney Blakely Jean Presson


BEN H. LOBDILL "Much has been written about the power of s->ng—but what about the singer?"

We don't get to see as much of Ben as we'd really like to, 'cause he's real 'smarty' and teaches music. But we love to hear him sing, and sometimes he comes back and entertains us. He has quite a reputation too— for being an excellent actor. FRED WILBURN '7 tell yon what I'd rather do— Ef I only had my ruthers— I'd rather work when I wanted to, Than be bossed 'round by others."

Freddie is a musician of quite some note, especially in more than one jazz orchestra. Of course, the most noteworthy one is our own J. C. orchestra! He also played basketball with quite a bit of enthusiasm, that certainly did help the team. DENNIS HARRIS "To say little and accomplish much, show the characteristics of a great man"

Dennis is our satirist, essayist, critic, humorist, and what-not, all roiled into one. His satire is often quite biting but he excels in so many literary lines that we will just overlook it. And I guess we'll have to admit he's pretty smart!

GILMER DIXON "Snatch gaily the joys which the moment shall bring, And away every care and perplexity f l i n g ! "

Well, he's just Gilmer! and there's only one in captivity. But altho Gilmer is lots of fun, he's capable too, as he showed in being president of Junior College the first semester. He won his title of 'most popular boy' because he is popular—an:1, a darn good sport—and a best friend! NANNIE RUTH HUNT "Let's be gay, while we may, And seize love with laughter. I'll be true as long as you, And not a moment after."

As editor-in-chief of the Numa (don't you think it's good?), Nannie Ruth has shown much ability, and deserves lots of credit. She's the most popular girl in J. C., and she has a grand voice, and—well, we haven't room for all the personality adjectives wre'd like to use—but we admire her, lots. EVELYN PENINGER "She's so charming, sweet, and small, It's alarming how we fall."

When Evelyn graduates from J. C., the college will miss her sweet smile and ready co-operation that's combined to make her the sweetest girl to all the students. She is a remarkable student, which endears her to all her teachers. She is always ready to enter into all activities, which makes any event incomplete without her. In short, Evelyn helps things by just "being there."


ELIZABETH REYNOLDS "Cheerful people live longer on earth, and live longer in our memories."

Liz just came to school the first semester, but she left her memory in all of our hearts. She always had a smile for everyone, and was so interested and friendly, that we all loved her—and we wish she would come hack. WILLIAM CURTIS ADAIR "A mind to conceive, a heart to resolve, and a hand to execute."

What more could be said about Bill, than that he truly deserves his popularity and his title of best-all-'round boy! Bill is one of those delightful persons who is a friend to everybody—and everybody is his friend. As president of the student body he has proved his capability and has shown that he will go far on the read to success. CARRIE HARRISON "A lovely lady, garmented in light, From her own beauty "

As most beautiful girl in Junior College, Carrie lives up to her name— for she is beautiful, and reminds one that 'beauty is as beauty does/ She makes friends easily and people like Carrie because she's sweet to them. And we certainly do like to hear her tell about the picture shows she has seen!


LASSIE YOUMANS "There flashed into one's mind, old- fashioned forget-me-not,^, « .sprat/ of trhite (tli/sttimu."

flowers — bine

Lassie is so sweet, and nice, and pretty, that you just want to put her in a picture frame to remind you of all sorts of lovely things. But we're mighty glad she's not in a picture frame, 'cause then she wouldn't be here for us to enjoy.

What would we do without Lawsy and makes you want to laugh right out loud just the basketball team considerably this year. quite complete without Lawsy and we're glad

his "schoolgirl giggle"? It to hear him. He helped out There's no party, tho, that's he likes pleasure.

HAZEL PRESSON "Conipi-l nit not t(t toe the murk. Be ever prim and true, But rather Iff me do those things, That I ought not n> do"

A charming and winsome personality is a good description of Hazel. Hut along with this she has persistence — for she has put the "Lions' Din" over with a bang! And she's got lots of brains, and enthusiasm, and everything that should go to make up the 'best-all-round' girl.

LA FERN JONES "One of the little tilings in life"

But it's the little things that count lots of times, isn't it? La Fern has plenty of vitality for so small a person and she's very Interested in athletics. There wouldn't have been much of a girl's basketball team this year if it hadn't been for 'little LaFern' and her powerful playing. LESTER DOBYNS "The man that blushes is not quite a brute."

This is a compliment—really—'cause not very many people can blush now! Lester is our fair-haired concert pianist and we know that someday we'll be mighty proud to say, "We knew him when—." He can say 'kinda' funny thngs, too—'funny ha-ha', not 'funny peculiar'. GLADYS STONE "What? Fair, and young, and faithful, too?" A miracle if this be true."

Gladys' sunny disposition won for her many friends, when she was here the first semester. She's left us now, but we think she's still keeping up with her studies. Especially those in "Home-Making".

HAROLD CHAFFIN "Blessings on thee, little man, Barefoot boy with cheeks of tan."

Somehow Harold seems so healthy and athletic that the little couplet seems to fit him exactly. He was a mainstay on the basketball team and it would have had a mighty hard time scoring all it did if Harold hadn't been on the team. MARY FRANCES BUZBEE "A light laugh twitters through the room—it's Mary Frances."

Mary Frances likes to help people—and we're glad she does, 'cause when we don't have our French or something, we just sorta' ease over to her—and she really helps a fellow out. She'll make a fine teacher some of these days—so here's our best wishes! EUGENE STEVENSON "He who loves not wine, women, or souy. Remains a fool his ivhole life long."

This seems to be Mac's philosophy of life—and more power to him! He certainly gets a lot of enjoyment out of life, anyway. Mac is very generous to his friends, which is a mighty good asset. And you won't find anyone slipping up on him, 'cause he most always 'totes' a gun!

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V I R G I N I A McCULLOUGH Xot too S f d i r r , not too r/r/y/, A trni'-blnf y'u'l in < >'</// ii'tuj.

ALDO MOLINARI Always natural without a bit of conceit, and <ui a t h l e t e who is also n student.

GENE PRESSON A student who has time to enjoy life. She is well liked />// all of as.

M A R G A R E T PENDERGAST Quiet in a ignorance with mot ires unknown.

MARY WALLACE "N//r'.y not afraid to sat/ her .SYM/, tho the ichole world were (((jatnst her."

JOHN HOUSTON PAYNE He is alwatfs the same f/ood (/cnial sfiirit^man and f r i e n d .


KING YARBROUGH A f t e r man came u'uman, <ni<l x/<*-'x In ( a a f t e r him ever x / / / r r .

MARY HUNT Tender hearted, f nil of (J^'c, n t nn r f r i e n d ifo/i'tl never see.

GLADYS FARMER Some say the n-orld /x made for f t u i and f r o l i c . So do I.

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fRESHMEN FRANKLIN WILDER It is a wise head that keeps a still tongue. He talks all the time.

ADELYNE DUEY "You think she is shy? Oh me! Oh my! You just don't know why."



BERNICE GARRISON .4 maid in spirit never bold, Always still and quiet so we are told.

ROBERTA SALZMAN When hearts are true, Few words will do.

SIDNEY BLAKELY "He's literary, he's quite well read. He has opinions of his own and clever things he's said."


DOROTHY LITTLE Her daring vivacity makes us all like to have her around.

LUCILLE SANDERFER The best quality of a person is her sincerity.

CLOYD REED "The ivorld's no better if we worry, Life's no longer if we hurry"

LAVONNE KYLE A brilliant mind and a generous heart. She is loved by us all.

AMY PORTERFIELD To be slow i'i words is a woman's only virtue.


MARY FRANCES HAMILTON Dry wit makes a welcome companion.

ELSIE PIPPS A good sport is to be admired by all.

LUCK WILSON "I've worried so much I've quit growing."

NELL FARRIS Friendship is the only cement that will hold the world together.

DOROTHY JOHNSON Would that I could be as learned as the Gods.

fRESIIMEN JACK BILLINGSLY "'Tis better far to kiss a miss, Than realize you've missed a kiss.'9

BETTY JO SHULTZ An elegant woman never forgets her elegance.

VIRGINIA BLAND "7 never found the teacher I'd run from yet."

WILBUR COTTON "My mind is on other things books."


DOROTHY BRANSON "She's beautiful, and therefore to be woo'd. She's a woman, and therefore to be won."


BACK Row: (Left to right) Quinton Harback, Lavon Wallet, Leon Castling, Vincent Narisi, and Fred Wilburn. MIDDLE Row: Coach Mayo, Gilmer Dixon, Bill Adair, Dale Stanford, Hal McKnight, Aldo Molinari, Quince Galloway, Laws Galloway, and Coach Keith. FRONT Row: Harry Robinson, Claude Wilson, Maxie Scott, Karl Peters, Farrel Thomas, and Eddie Redding, Student Manager. SEASON'S SCORES Arkansas Tech 31 College of the Ozarks 14 Little Rock Junior College 0 Eastern Oklahoma College 14 Connor Aggies 26

Lions Lions Lions Lions Lions

0 0 37 0 6

MEMBERS OF THE FOOTBALL SQUAD ALDO MOLINARI—A mighty little atom. "Aldy" was a good aU'round player, but an exceptional broken-field runner. LAWS GALLOWAY—Laws turned in a good performance at guard. GILMER DIXON—"Gilmo" was a hard runner and a hard tackier. He played in the backfield. HARRY ROBINSON—Harry was a very good end. He was called back to the backfield many times to kick. BILL ADAIR—"Airdale" was an outstanding linesman. He was in more plays than any other member of the team. FRED WILBURN—Freddie was a fast, little man who played at guard. CLAUDE WILSON—Right end- -and a good one, too. Claude was a fast man with spirit to match his speed. FARREL THOMAS—Another dependable back. Farrel ran hard and could always be depended upon for a gain. KARL PETERS—A shifty and hard-hitting back. Karl was our surest ground gainer. QUINCE GALLOWAY—"Doc" played guard, and there were very few plays that he did not get into. QUINTON HARBACK—"Quinnie did a good job at tackle. He was hard to keep out of a play, and was the cause of many of our opponents* losses. DALE STANFORD—Dale was a good man at fullback. He plunged hard, and was a great line-backer. HAL McKNIGHT—"Mac" did brilliant work at end. He was a good defensive player, and conld he snare passes? VINCENT NARISI—"Narcissus" was a bulwark in our line. Many opposing tackles were fooled by his ready grin. MAXIE SCOTT—This big boy carne from Van Buren to show how tackle should be played. LEON CASTLING—A great fighter. He gave good account of himself at guard. LAVON WALLET—"Lanky" played a gjeat game at center. He specialized at roving behind the line and was a great passer.


BACK Row: Coach John Thompson, Fred Wilburn, Damon White, Leon C a s t l i n g Harold Chaffin, Claude Wilson. FRONT Row: Laws Galloway, Harold Mott, Bill Adair, Aldo Molinari, Coach Ben I. Mayo.

SEASON'S SCORES Boys' Club St. Annes' Academy Muskogee Junior College Cubs Muskogee Junior College . Van Buren Grizzlies Arkansas Tech Collegians Harding College Kibler Subiaco Academy Harding College Subiaco Academy

19 10 11 20 40 14 53 59 50 55 37 47 42 31

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The Fort Smith Junior College for the last three years has taken an active part in Junior College Debating. Last year the Arkansas Junior College Forensic League was organized. Fort Smith Junior College had the Distinction of being a charter member. The Forensic League is composed of the debate teams that represent the Junior Colleges of the state. The Senior Colleges may be members, providing their teams are from the Freshman and Sophomore classes. This year our team was composed of Harold Mott and Gilmer Dixon, affirmative; and John Houston Payne and Franklin Wilder, negative. This was the second season for the two members of the affirmative, but the other two were new at the game. The members of the Forensic League met at Little Rock, Arkansas, on April 24, 1931. Places wrere drawn after all the contestants had assembled at the meet.



The subject for debate was: "Resolved, that chain stores are detrimental to the best interests of the American people." Fort Smith Junior College affirmative team won a 3-0 decision from Russellville Tech. Our negative team, however, was defeated by Eldorado. Eldorado, by virtue of winning the meet, was called champions of the Arkansas Junior College Forensic League for 1931. At the business meeting, which was held on that occasion, another tournament was planned for 1932, and Harding College was taken into the Association. The following colleges are ncwr members of the League: Arkansas Polytechnic College Henderson State Teachers College Central College Jonesboro College College of Ozarks Little Rock Junior College Eldorado Junior College Magnolia A. & M. College Fort Smith Junior College Monticello A. & M. College Harding College Ouachita College

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Quince Galloway Hazel Presson Gilmer Dixon Bill Adair Evelyn Peninger Aldo Molinari



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September 1-6, 1930 All the would-be collegiates "signed up" for semester hours. I suppose they know what they've gotten into. September 11, 1930 School opened and everyone wondered who every one else was. September 19, 1930 Sophomores gave a big party for the Freshmen in the gymnasium. Just had more fun! September 24, 1930 Gilmer Dixon was elected President of Junior College. Other officers were elected too. October 6, 1930 Sponsors for "Numa" and "Lion's Din" were chosen. October 13, 1930 Big weiner roast on "nigger hill". Ruth Brewer and Franklin Wilder planned it. Nice party, too. October 17, 1930 We had our first Junior College Assembly. Gilmer's orchestra played and Mr. Hardin talked. October 18, 1930 A real, honest-to-goodness football team played their first game with Arkansas Tech. October 22, 1930 "Lion's Din" out for the first time. October 23, 1930 Football game with College of Ozarks. Hal Black got all smashed up. November 1, 1930 Won the football clash with Little Rock Jaycee. November 4, 1930 "The Duchess Says Her Prayers" was presented for the Arkansas Federation of Women's Clubs. November 4, 1930 Tryouts for Junior College play, "The Swan", and the cast was chosen. November 13, 1930 Nothing happening much; just practicing on the play, having history tests, and some are cutting up things in zoology. November 15, 1930 Cold ? Well, yes! But we couldn't let a little thing like that keep us from having a big swimming party and weiner roast. Somebody eloped with the weiners, but marshmallows and buns are awfully good together. November 26, 1930 Mr. Ramsey talked at the Junior College assembly. December 4, 1930 We presented "The Swan". Went over bigâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Lillian Harlan was a scream. December 10, 1930 Another assembly with just talks and talks. December 15, 1930 Santa Glaus edition of "Lion's Din". December 19, 1930 Last day of school this year! Tomorrow we start a whole two weeks vacation!

January 5, 1931 A "brand new" year. Lots of excitement since its the first day back to school. Some of us made New Year's resolutions and are trying to do better—and Lillian is wearing a diamond, guess Everett thought he would start the new year out right! January 14, 1931 Tryouts held for debate. January 18, 1931 Monday—my! but we have to study. January 19, 1931 Wesson and Grace, married! January 21, 1931 Evelyn gave a party. January 22, 1931 Exams. The most solemn time of the year, the time when we can't bluff 'em a bit. January 25, 1931 Laws passed English. January 27, 1931 Lions lose basketball game to faculty. January 28, 1931 First assembly of semester; we found there was lots of new talent so we made them all perform today. January 28, 1931 Everett and Lillian got married—Ain't Love Grand? P^ebruary 4, 1931 Bill Adair is our new president—some swell kid, too! February 11, 1931 Election of best looking boy and all the rest of the Who's Who. February 18, 1931 Lions lose to Harding College. February 19, 1931 Big basket ball game with Subiaco. Had a party for the visiting team afterwards. February 25, 1931 Our new president really does things around here. He has organized a new Student Council. February 26, 1931 Temple Theatre got real generous and gave the subscribers to the "Lion's Din" a theatre party. (Everybody sat in the balcony.) March 6, 1931 New girl's club organized. Zeta Phi Beta. Rather exclusive, too. March 17, 1931 "Nigger hill" surely is popular for picnics—Franklin almost had to walk home. March 24 We got it today about taking weiners on our picnics and not taking chaperones. March 27, 1931 Girls' sports club organized. March 30, 1931 Gladys Farmer swallowed a pin! Next time you see her ask her if she likes whole wheat bread!

April 1, 1931 "Lion's Dig"! "Go to Cook's Eat Place for Hot Dogs and Pop". Oh yeah! April 8, 1931 Program from Lincoln High—Some of those fellows can act almost as silly as some of us. April 14,r 1931 Freshman program in gym—Gilmer's dance with "Agnes" w as the feature of the program. April 22, 23, 24, 1931 "Go-to-College" programs presented at all the neighboring towns. May 15, 1931 Hope I'm in Junior College when I'm a Sophomore—'cause they really get entertained—banquet and dance at the Goldman with the Southerners—some affair. Good music, grand eats, and plenty of pretty girls. May 22, 1931 Last edition of "Lions' Din"—Goodbye, sophomores! ! ! May 29, 1931 Fifteen Sophomores march down aisle with caps and gowns.

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She followed me 'cause she loved me. That angel in dark brown hair. She tried in vain to catch me, For "she" was a grizzly bear. * * * Tramp—"Please, kind gentleman, could you help a poor,, blind man?" Bill: "But how am I to know you are blind?" Tramp: "Because I called you a gentleman."

Mr. Sanderson: "I hear you are always at the bottom of the class. Can't you get another place?" Dot: "No; all the others are taken." * * * Miss Krehbiel: "I take great pleasure in giving you '81 in English." Gilmer: "Aw, make it 100 and enjoy yourself!" * * * Little Willie, in the best of sashes, Fell in the fire and was burned to ashes, By and by the room grew chilly, But no one liked to poke up Willie. * * * TRY THIS ON YOUR UKE A pupil was asked to write a short verse using the words analyze and anatomy. Here is what he produced: My analyze over the ocean, My analyze over the sea, My analyze over the ocean— Oh, bring back my anatomy.

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With Kind Words From the Editor Carrie: "Give to the world the best you have and the best will come back to you." Sidney: "Yes, that's the way it has been with every poem I have written so far." * * * Dean McGinn: "So you are back in school. I thought I expelled you last week." Bill Adair: "You did, but don't do it again, because it made my dad plenty sore." * * * "Hullo! Bought a saxophone?" "No, I borrowed it from Fred, the man next door." "But you can't play it." "Neither can he while I have it." * * * Striking a Balance—The wife had been put on a budget plan. At the end of each month she and her husband would go over the accounts together. Every once in a while he would find an item, "L. 0. K., $3," and a little further on, "L. 0. K., $6." Finally he said, "My dear, what is this — L. 0. K.?" "Lord only knows," she replied.

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CAMPUS PESTS Engarlanded in smoke they sit And prate in caverns Stygian Of Art and Life and Sex a bit, Of Ethics and Religion. They ask the Meaning of it All, And answer, glibly, neatly, For Truth is at their beck and call, And Science theirs completely. They Go They Of

face the Real, and unafraid forward unto battle; call a spade a lousy spade! sordid facts they prattle.

They curse the Social Masquerade, These bold outspoken Seekersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; They'll presently be bankers staid And after-dinner speakers. # * * Judge: "How do you know you were not driving over fifty miles per hour?" Wesson: "Because I was going to see my wife's relatives."

PERHAPS UNTANNED Mrs. Presson: "I want to see some kid gloves for my eight-year-old daughter, please." Polite Clerk: "Yes, madam, white kid?" Mrs. Presson: "Sir!" * * * THE STORY OF WILLIAM His sister called him Willie, His mother called him Will, But when he went to college, To dad 'twas Bill, Bill, Bill. * * * The chief constable of a small town was also an expert veterinary surgeon. One night the 'phone rang and the constable's wife answered it. "Is the constable there?" asked the agitated voice. "Do you want my husband in his capacity of veterinary surgeon or as chief constable?" inquired the woman rather pompously. "Both, madam," came the reply. "We can't get our new bulldog to open his mouth, andâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;there's a burglar in it.'



for a refreshing drink

Careful dry cleaning prolongs the life and service of your apparel.

Jeryo's Drug Store

Milady's finest garments are our specialty.

JOHN B. JERYO Sixth and Rogers—Phone 7490

PRESCRIPTIONS Sodas and Lunches

Pangburn's Candies


23rd and B Streets

824 Main

Van Buren

Phone 81


Cooley Drug Company


"The Store of Courtesy"

—Prompt Curb Service —Soda Specials —Whitman's Candies

Capital, Surplus and Earnings One Million, Three Hundred Thousand Dollars

—Free Delivery 2016 Rogers

Dial 3400




Member Fort Smith HOME SERVICE GROCERS Phone 8680 2300 North B Street FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS

Hearty Congratulations to the Faculty and Student Body of the

FORT SMITH JUNIOR COLLEGE upon the completion of another successful year of school work as portrayed in this issue of "THE NUMA"



Godt Brothers Drug Co. PRESCRIPTION DRUGGISTS 723 Garrison Ave.


Fort Smith. Ark. j j


Try us first, We Have IT

Cottage Sliced Bread Agents for Mrs. Stover's Candy Miss Baylor's Chocolates

Tastes Better—Goes Further .«*

THE DIFFERENCE "How did Claud get that sore jaw?" "A girl cracked a smile." "Well?" "It was his smile." # -f * Laws: "Dad, what are ancestors?" Mr. Galloway: "Well, my boy, I'm one of your ancestors. Your grandfather is one." Laws: "Then why do people brag about them?" * * * ERROR Mac—"Terrible links, caddy, terrible!" Caddy—"Sorry, sir, these ain't links— you got off them an hour ago." :|:



Cloyd: "What happened to your face?" Mac: "Had a little argument with a fellow about driving in traffic." Cloyd: "Why didn't you call a cop?" Mac: "He was a cop."

A man went into a Jew clothing store and tried on a coat and vest. While the Jew turned his back to get the trousers, the man ran out of the store. A policeman came by and pulled his pistol. The Jew called out excitedly: "Shoot him in the pants. The coat and vest is mine." * * * Wilbur: "I'll never forget you." Dorothy: "I'll tell you something that will make you forget me." Wilbur: "What is it?" Dorothy: "Tomorrow is my birthday." * * * Would-be-suicide: "Don't rescue me. I want to die." Narisi: "Well, you will have to postpone it. I want a life-saving medal." *



Evelyn: "Mother, are you the nearest relative I've got?" Her Mother: "Yes, dear, and your father is the closest."


Wards Ice Cream at

Bargains in Used Cars

All Fountains

Ft. Smith Ice Cream Co. Phone 5151

FALL SESSION OPENS September 14, 1931

REGISTRATION September, 1 to 11, 1931


Science, Mathematics, English, Social Science, Foreign Language, Education, Home Economics, Commerce, Art, and Physical Education

Credits may be transferred to any institution of higher learning. J. W. RAMSEY, PRESIDENT

Smart Clothes for the Smart Miss Ready-to-wear—Underwear Hosiery—Toiletries Beauty Shop Millinery

To encourage education, which has always been the policy of the electrical industry, is merely recognizing that world advancement and education go hand in hand.

Mississippi Valley Power Company R. E. Coffy Vbc President and General Manager


Courteous, Personal Attention to Every Customer.

"The Store of Nice Things"

SOLVING A TRAFFIC PROBLEM Oh bury him deep In some shady bower— He drives in the middle At ten miles an hour. * * * JOURNEY'S END Laws (in a pet store) : "I like this dog, but his legs are too short." Salesman: "Too short! Why, sir, they all four reach the floor." * * * Two liars are a company, three a crowd, and four a chamber of commerce. * * * A girl needs a chaperone until— She calls a chap-'er-own. * * * "Little words of wisdom, Little words of bluff, Make the teachers tell us, Sit down, that's enough."

TO THE LAST Farmer: "An' how's Jack Billingsley, doctor?" Doctor: "Poor fellow! He's lying at death's door." Farmer: "That's grit for ye—at death's door and still lyin'. * * * Bill: "Honey, I'm knee-deep in love with you." Nanie Ruth Hunt: "I'll put you on my \vading list." * # * AW, YER PHILLIPINES Waiter: "Are you Hungary?" Broker: "Yes, Siam." Waiter: "I'll Russia to the table and Fiji." Broker: "All right. Sweden my coffee and Denmark my bill." * # * "It won't be long now," said the little dog as a 250-pound man stepped on its tail.


with your lunch

—Congratulations— -To the Class of 1931It has been a pleasure to have served you during your school years. May the happy occasion of GRADUATION be but an indication of even GREATER JOYS to be Throughout the Coming Years


The 0. Q. Hall Book Store 915 Garrison Avenue Fort Smith, Arkansas

SOME DOG They were discussing dogs, and the tales were becoming pretty "tall," when one oi? the group took the lead. "Smith," he said, "had a most intelligent retriever. One night Smith's house caught fire. All was instant confusion. Old Smith and wife fiew for the children and bundled them out with them in quick order. "Alas, one of them had been left behind. But up jumped the dog, rushed into the house and soon reappeared with the missing child. Every one was saved, but Rover dashed through the flames again. "What did the dog want? No one knew. Presently the noble animal reappeared scorched and burned, with—what do you think?" "Give it up," cried the eager listeners. "With the fire insurance policy wrapped in a damp towel, gentlemen." * # * Another good place for the zipper would be on string beans.

Mr. Shell: If you subtract fourteen from a hundred sixteen, what's the difference? Virginia: Yeah; I think it's a lot of foolishness, too. * * * MA INFORMS PA Mr. McGinn: "The Bible says there will be no marrying in heaven. I wonder why?" Mrs. McGinn: "1 don't know unless it's because there won't be enough men to go around. * * * King: "Bob, do you know what thres traffic lights stand for?" Bob: "Yes. Green is to go and red is to stop, and amber —-er " King: "For the Scotchman to get out and crank his car." CAMPUS PESTS There are jokes that make us laugh, There are jokes that make us groan, But the jokes that seem most funny, Are the jokes that are our own.


We are strong for the FORT SMITH JUNIOR COLLEGE We are glad of the privilege to be represented in this splendid annual

HOME SERVICE GROCERS 30 Independent Grocers

Prompt, Courteous, Efficient Service

Don't Say Bread

qualities and of unique importance

Say Holsum




Forty Varieties of Cakesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Always Fresh



Positive and unvarying fitting Is Assured

Carolyn: "What in the world could have caused that flat?" Franklin: "Dunno, must have teen the fork in the road." Fred: "Darling, in the moonlight your teeth are like pearls." Lucy: "Oh, indeed! And when were you in the moonlight with Pearl?" * * * Dorothy: "Here's a noted doctor who says that ill health always attacks one's weakest spots." Mary: (sweetly) : "You do have a lot cf headaches, don't you, dear?" >:-â&#x20AC;˘ # * GIRL'S BEST FRIEND "Mamma," said her little six-year-old daughter, "please button my dress." "You will have to do it yourself, dear," was the reply. "Mother's too busy." "Oh, dear!" exclaimed the little girl. "I don't know what I'd do without myself."


Shipley Baking Company


Phone, 5174

FINGERS CROSSED He had risked his life to rescue the girl from a watery grave, and of course, her father was grateful. "Young man," he said, "I can never thank you sufficiently for your heroic act. You incurred an awful risk in saving my only daughter." "None whatever, sir," replied the amateur life-saver, "I am already married."

A colored oitizen was up before his honor on complaint of his wife for some domestic trouble. Judge: "Who married you?" Colored Citizen: "You did, sah, but ah ain't voted for you sence."

House-Broken: "Why does a red-headed woman always marry a meek man?" "She doesn't. He just gets that way."

NUMA 1931  


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