J. C. Grads
Published by the Journalism Students of the Houston Junior College
HOUSTON, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 1931
Twenty-five Freshmen Courses
And Fourteen Sophomore
The fact that the Houston Junior
College offers the professional training
necessary to the prospective teacher
has proven a boon, not only to those
just beginning their college work but
also to those who are graduates of colleges and unoversities that give no
"'The teacher training courses are to
the students of education what the
in'terneship is to the medical student,"
stated Mr. Henderson.
The importance of the Education Department of H. J. C. can not be doubted
when we find that over half of the
work is being taken.by advanced and
post-graduate students. Mr. Henderson states that he has in his classes
those who hold degrees from Rice Institute, University of Texas, and one
from Wellesly College. Especially during the summer term many teachers
from the surrounding country come in
to complete their educational work.
Houston Junior College is prepared
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STUDENTS IN CHAPEL
The student body was entertained
Wednesday evening, May 13, during
general assembdw, by guest artists
from Miss Mildred Milligan's studio.
One of the features of the evening
was the solo number played by Miss
Arabelle Rodgers. Accompanying Miss;
Rodgers were the talented young harpists, Misses Pauline Leschenger, Imo-
gene Kingbach, Patricia Johns and
Edith Edgar, pianist.
The student body received the selections with much applause and highly
appreciated the half hour entertainment. The entertainment was directed
by Carl D. La Firney, also a student
from the Milligan Studio and a fellow
student of the Houston Junior College.
Thirteen letters in footfall, seven in
boys' basketball, and seven in girls'
basketball, are the most tangible proofs
of sport activities of 1930-31 at H. J. C.
Every team has been handicapped
by conflicting classes and hours ofj
labor. The football team met these
difficulties by installing floodlights and
practicing late at night, after school was
out. Later, the two basketball teams
practiced when they could.
Attempts were made early in the
spring to organize a baseball team, but
it was impossible to have proper practice sessions. It was the same with the
track team. The girls, on their own
hook, staged a tennis tournament.
Letterment of the football and
basketball teams received souvenir trophies. Coach A. W. French, Miss Dorothy Mackey, and Assistant Coach A.
B. Pease, who is now at Washington
Junior High School, have directed
sport activities throughout the year.
PRESENT CLEVER SKIT
Presenting a contrast between he old
method of teaching school and the
new, or socialized system of presenting
a lesson to a class, A. L. Kerbow's education classes, 113 and 123, entertained
students and vistors in the auditorium
on Friday evening, May 15.
Two scenes were enacted, the old
style school teacher drilling her
pupils, presented by the 123 class, and
the more modern method presented by
the 113 class. Mrs. E. W. Sturdivant.
as the old fashioned school marm, belayed her unfortunate pupils both verbally and physically. Addison West-
meyer as teacher's pet, and Mac
Daugherty as a bad boy, were the
Elizabeth B. Kerbow, as a modern
teacher presenting a lesson in an interesting manner, allowed her class to
set out the story of Pochahontas and
Captain John Smith. Katherine Elliot, as "Pokey Huntus;" Paul Guilder,
as "Chief Powder Can;" and Wesley
Rees, as Captain John Smith were the
Other members of the cast were:
Lily Albers, Janice Berry, Nancy
Bringhurst, Berta Estes Virginia Lee
Funke, Melanee E. Garrett, Ray Larue
Hourneay, Josephine Liestman, Mrs. C.
Lewis, Margaret Mounger, Elizabeth
Overton, Mrs. Grace Riley, Margaret
Shell, Marjorie Sims, Elizabeth Sin-
clare, Marie Starr up, Betty Tinsley,
Margaret Ann Toler, Mrs. H. W. Ash-
worth, Delores Bonneau, Bernice Bra-
num, James C. Brough, Fritz A. Busch,
Sammie Lane Fowler, A. C. Irwin,
Lucy Kelley, Amelia Keptra, Ora Morgan, J. B. Parr, Rosa Schultz, and Mildred Wroten.
Tell Spanish Legends
Spanish legends told in the beautiful
language of Spain—at least that was
the intention—have enlivened Miss Undine Stockard's beginning Spanish
As a section of the "final" for this
class, the members told legends from
old Spain in the original language.
Although no Spanish people were
present, the class members feel sure
that the program would have been enjoyed by Spanish speaking people if
they could have attended, and have
understood the efforts.
STUDENT IN "BIG BUSINESS"
A. P. Riley, 12, is in the airplane
You may have noticed him loitering
in the halls of the college and in front
of the building, continually demonstrating his wares, and persistently cajoling
some H. J. C. student into "trying one
of them out."
"They buy the ten cent ones pretty
good," stated the airplane sales agent,
"but the seventy-five cent ones with
the propellers don't go so good. They
break more of them trying them out
and have to pay for them than they
"Willard Nesmith bought three of the
ten cent ones," he further announced.
Wisdom is to the mind what health
is to the body.
Training is everything. The peach
was once a bitter almond; cauliflower
is nothing but cabbage with a collegt
education.—Puddenhead Wilson's Calendar.
High School Graduates
Senior high school graduates—
this issue of the Houston Junior
College Cougar is dedicated to
We present to you herewith a
brief glimpse of our school and
its activities in the classroom and
on the ■ athletic field, and also(
some of the social diversions we(
enjoy. Furthermore, we call
your attention to the pictures of
some of our popular instructors
who have labored to make our
If you choose te cast your lot
with us next year, we, the editorial board, feel s;ure you will,
find the time spent at H. J. C,
interesting, profitable, and enjoyable.
But whether or not you gain a
closer acquaintance with the H.
J. C, The Cougar takes this opportunity to congratulate you on,
your having graduated from
Texas' wonderful high
schools, and wish you all the
happiness and success in the
Mr. T. H. Mattingly has presented
the Houston Junior College Library
with its second copy of "Jeb Stuart,"
Captain John Thomason's new book.
Miss Sue Thomason gave the library its
first copy of this interesting book.
FRED R. BIRNEY
President of Houston Board of Edu-
"Please stress the fact that none of
these courses is prerequisite for any,
other course," Professor J. A. Herrington asked of a Cougar reporter when interviewed for a story on his engineering department.
The courses referred to were Engineering Drawing 113, Descriptive Geometry 123, Pure Kinematics 213, and,
Constructive Kinematics 223.
"This is merely the recommended
order," continued Professor Herrington.
"Many of the students have the mistaken idea that this is the required
Professor Herrington is in charge of
the department. In addition, Professor
Stuart Mackay teaches half of the.
freshman class. There are 50 students,
enrolled in Engineering Drawing 113,
while only seven are enrolled in Pure|
"Most of these students are preparing
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FOR CLASS OF
Largest Class To Leave H. J. C.
Will Attend Party at
Casa Del Mar
Special recognition was tendered the
graduating class of H. J. C, Wednesday, May 20, when N. K. Dupre, assistant dean, turned the weekly assembly over to them.
M. A. Miller, the speaker of the evening, was introduced by Harold Woods,
class president. Mr. Woods expressed
briefly the common reluctance of the
class to leave the college and its instructors whose environment and training they considered invaluable.
"This is not a farewell address," began Mr. Miller, "because we do not
believe in farewells. I shall bring to
you a few remarks on the outstanding
aspects of life, among which are: prevision, reality of life, skill or ability,
to take advantage of our 'lucky breaks,*
and the value of an education."
"What else is there for man to
learn?" was the impulsive inquiry of
a sophomore student to which Mr.
Miller responded that the little which
is known to man makes a very slight
impression befoi* that vast unknown
that is yet to be discovered.
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RECEPTION HELD FOR
HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
Wilma Lindsay of Sam Houston High
School was chosen the most beautiful
high school graduate in Houston, at the
fourth annual reception held by the
Houston Junior College for city high
school graduates Friday night, May 8,
at the San Jacinto High School gymnasium. More than 1000 high school
senior and junior college students attended the reception.
The high light of the program was
the beauty parade, in which the most
beautiful and the most popular girl
from each of the five schools and the
Junior College marched. They were
presented by Warrent Lemmon, preside nfl of the freshman class, and S. W.
Garrison, president of the Students Association. This took place amid tall
baskets of flowers in front of a wisteria trimmed trellis. The gymnasium
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H.J.C. PUCES SECOND IN
Dramatics and oratory have had a
flourishing season at Houston Junior
College this year. Much prospective
material has been discovered that will
be to the advantage of the school during the next season.
The boys have held debates with
Tehacana and Beaumont. The girls,
have had two debates with Temple.
In the oratorical contests Joe Ed
Winfree and Christine Fitzgerald upheld the honor of the school by taking
second place at Westminster Junior]
The John R. Bender Dramatic Society
has given two very successful plays
which won favorable comments from
the student body and the faculty.
"Nothing But the Truth" was presented
here and was so much enjoyed that it
was later represented at Richmond.
"The Immigrant," a one-act play writ-!
ten by a Houston Junior College student, was presented here following the
annual reception for high school seniors. The cast for the latter play was
chosen at random from the student
MANY WORKERS IN
J. C. STUDENT BODY
Soda jerkers, statisticians, milkmen,
file clerks, brokers, "pump monkeys,"
newspaper men, engravers, secretaries,
P.B.X. operators, stenographers, clerks,
teachers, all may be found at H. J. C.
Yes, and ice men, too.
According to Mr. Dupre, assistant dean
of H. J. C, the greater work of this
college is the offering of two years of
college work equivalent to that of any
other university or collegetn Texas, to
these boys, girls, men, and women who
work. The general character of H. J. C.
students is well showrr by the remark
of A. Leon, H. J. C. janitor, who stated:
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1931 CLASS LARGEST
IN SCHOOL'S HISTORY
As the end of school draws near, 51
Junior College students find themselves in the midst of senior activities
and functions. The graduation class of
1931 is the largest outgoing class since
the school came into existence four
This week in particular is an outstanding week for the graduates. Sunday night the baccalaureate sermon was
delivered to the Junior College and
high school seniors at Buffalo Stadium. One of the most beautiful ceremonies ever to be attended by a large
number of Houstonians. The address
was delivered by Dr. E. P. West.
Tuesday night the Junior College
seniors again assembled at Buffalo
Stadium to attend the annual commencement exercise. Mr. John J.
Tigert of tbe University of Florida
delivered the commencement address.
Thursday, May 28, the first annual
senior picnic will be staged at Casa
Del Mar, the Y. W. C. A. home at
Morgan's Point. A large number of
the graduates and their friends are expected to be present.
Wisdom is knowing what to do next.
Skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it—Jordan.