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The Cougar, Vol. 4, No. 4, Novemer 12, 1930
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Title The Cougar, Vol. 4, No. 4, Novemer 12, 1930
Alternative Title The Cougar, Vol. IV, No. 4, November 12, 1930
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  • Keach, Maurine
Date November 12, 1930
Language English
Description From masthead: "The Cougar of The Houston Junior College, Houston, Texas. Established, 1928."
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  • College student newspapers and periodicals
  • University of Houston
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  • Houston, Texas
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  • newspapers
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Identifier LH1.H6 C6; OCLC: 10270243
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  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • University of Houston Archives
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Transcript THE COUGAR Published by the Journalism Students oi the Houston Junior College HOUSTON. TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1930 UNDINE STOCKARD Do you like your "Just Talk" short and snappy? We have received so many good ideas, that—v e r y reluctantly—we have cut some of the contributions in order to hear from as many as possible. Do you mind? We thought you wouldn't. Among the interesting things is this one about the green ribbon situation by RENA MAI BUTLER: "What's all this I bear about Freshmen girls? It couldn't he that they are poor sports. What! some without green ribbons ? My goodness, imagine any co-ed not wanting to wear a pretty green bow around her sweet face. Girls, are we going to let it bo said that the boys are beating us? Have you noticed the sportsmanship being shown by them? From now on, it can be said that our Freshman class is the best yet. "Let's be a good example, and set our standards high. We can do it; and just watch, we will do it." We'll be watching,- RENA MAI. And ELSA CHINN has just the right idea about our team. Says Elsa: "Stick with your team! Be on the sidelines at every game; lead them to victory with your song. They need your cheers when they are winning, and your support when things look gloomy. Be with them—win or lose. And they won't lose." And, remember, there are some good games ahead. While digging in our pile of contributions, we uncovered this one from C. H. ALBERT: "Commendation is due Fred R. Birney and Wallace H. Miner, faculty ad-j visors for the school paper, regarding the appointment of new members for the editorial and business staff. The new staff has already proven their ability by the last issue published. "Let's co-operate with the staff; make this a paper that will receive favorable comment in the various competitions and contests in which it may be entered." Now, that IS a contribution. The Cougar staff bows, modestly, In acknowledgement. MILTON MOFFITT hesitates between a career in engineering and a judgeship—a judge of confusion. His Idea is. "Perhaps I haven't a clear understanding of the problem, and maybe I should take up engineering, but it seems to me that something could be done to remedy the confusion In the cafeteria at dinner time. Couldn't the arrangement of food be fixed so that students could enter through the door nearest the left side of the hall and leave by the center doorway?' Page the committee on halls and doors The Cougar's right with you, MILTON. Attention, musicians. This'll interest you. It's from A. C. IRWIN: "Wouldn't it be nice to have a Junior College orchestra to start the assemblies by playing a couple of popular dance hits, and the college song? Good hot music would put pep in everyone. The orchestra could play for college dances, banquets and programs of all kinds." We'll add another "wouldn't it be nice" to A. C. IRWIN'S. Who will start the thing off? "Why not have night football?" asks R. DERMODY. "I am certain (Continued on page 2) Miss Stockard, of the H. J. C. Spanish department, holds a B. A. degree from University of Texas and an M. A. from Baylor University. In addition she took graduate work in Madrid and Barcelona. ORATORICAL CLUB PLANS YEAR'S WORK Houston Junior College Oratorial association held its second meeting Monday night, November 3, at the college. Mr. H. W. Harris, sponsor of the asociation and teacher in the college English department, called the meeting to order and gave a brief summary of the aims and purposes of the club. "This association has a threefold purpose," Mr. Harris stated, "for it is to be a social and dramatic as well as an oratorial organization." He continued by saying, "Several act plays are to be produced during the school year, representatives of the club will participate in inter-collegiate debating contests, and the club is also to sponsor several outstanding social affairs in the near future." Harold Steele, newly elected president, then took tbe chair and introduced the following officers of the association: Joe Peabody, vice president ; Genevieve Weldon, secretary; Nelwyn Turner, treasurer; and James Morris, sergeant-at-arms. The program of the evening, presented under the supervision of Hal- lie R. Pritchard, Houston teacher of dancing, consisted of several dance numbers of both the tap and acrobatic variety. These dances were given by members of Miss Prltchard's dancing class. The skill of the dancers and the beauty of the costumes furnished an hour of excellent entertainment. In addition there were several other numbers presented by students of H. J. C. Fay Gene Lawerence and Miss Lou Johnson each gave a reading, both of which were highly amusing. Two very much applauded piano solos were given, one by Margaret Munger and the other by Miss Melton. Harold Wood, a member of the public speaking department, spoke very effectively on "The Value of Argument." The next meeting of the association will be held Monday night, November 17, at 9:30 o'clock. An interesting program is being planned which In addition to several readings and an oration is to consist of a one-act play and a lecture by Percy Foreman. A large attendance is expected. Send in "Just Talk" Ideas The Cougar wishes to remind the student body to send in their communications for the "Just Talk" column early. If you have an Idea about the college, write it briefly, and hand to any member of the staff. CHURCH MEMBERSHIP SURVEY SHOWS MANY FAITHS REPRESENTED Methodist Students in Majority, While Many Do Not Express Preference; Baptists Second in Number of Members. Methodist students predominate at Junior College among those who have expressed religious preference on their registration cards, according to a committee from the Journalism department which has checked the registration cards recently. This survey, the first of its kind in the college, was made with the hope that the Information might be of interest to students and others; it was not made with any desire to arouse religious conroversy. The Baptist students stand next in the list, while those of the Presbyterian faith are third in number. A large number did not express their church preference. Four persons failed to designate any definite denomination, hut expressed themselves, merely, as Protestants, Following aro tho membership fig- , taken from tbe survey: No preference 201 Methodist 142 Baptist 113 Presbylerian TS Episcopal 44 Catholic „ 44 Christian _ 31 Lutheran . Church of Christ Seventh Day Adventist . Congregational Evangelical Pentecost ... Friends Mormon Mr. Nigro, in addition to being principal at Taylor School, is doing part time teaching at H. J. C. He received his B. A. degree at Baylor University and an M. A. at Columbia. BURSAR SOUTH TELLS OF THRILLING ESCAPE BENDER DRAMATIC CLUB WILL PRESENT COMEDY Members of the John R. Bender Dramatic Club of Houston Junior College held their regular meeting Monday night, October 27, in the school auditorium. Following a brief business session, a program was presented by members of the club. An Interpretation of the by-laws of the club and an announcement by V. H Igro, sponsor and director, that James Montgomery's comedy success, "Nothing But the Truth," will be the first presentation, constituted the main part of the business discussion. The program was then turned over to the president, Willard Nesmith, who, acting as master of eeremonies, introduced the entertainers. Mr. Nigro stated that he is satisfied with the abundance of talent that was discovered at this meeting. Jane Wltherspoon offered two vocal bers, playing her own accompiment on tho piano. Fred Stark and Vincent Artale harmonized in a vocal duet that brought thunderous applause from the audience. President Nesmith offered tw. ca! selections and Miss Hazel Taylor rendered a reading. Miss Witherspoon, vice president of tho club, has been appointed chair man of the program committee for the year. The members of this organization aro planning many interesting and entertaining programs for future meetings. PROSPECTS ARE BRIGHT FOR H. J. C. BASKETBALL Coach French will call togetln candidates for the basket-ball team on November 23. Cage Prospects are bright this year with the return of three lettermen, Harry Matth' JimmyOliver, and Willard Nesmith. Around these three men Coach French hopes to mold a winning combinati By Ethel Mercer It is my privilege to witness day after day the tactics employed by a plump, comfortable looking gentleman in dealing with the various stu- denls who haunt his door. Troubled faces emerge with smiles. Knotty problems vanish. No question is too insignificant to receive his undivided attention. His natural good humor shines forth in undiminished lustre South bids you "welcome" in : husky witli good living, good sleeping id good health. Then I make a discovery, gentleman with the kindly eyes and genial smile, who is so ready to li: ten to your troubles has a dislike for publicity and is a bit shy of one who seeks to gain some high lights interesting sketches of a vivid entful career. I shall have to confess that while had hoped for some hair-raising talcs of the old Indian Territory, some thrilling hold-ups of Texas border days or some equally weird experience of life in Old Mexico, I bad to content myself with a few anecdotes, one of which I shall relate to the best of my ability as Mr. South told it. "One evening, about dusk. I was walking down the railroad track in Old Mexico. Now this railroad track was not like the ones you see in America today but was a rough embankment thrown up and on which the weeds and grass bad been allowed to grow to a considerable height. I had been to tbe village on an errand and was returning to camp. It was necessary for me to pass several camps before reaching ours and, on account of the ferociousness of some of the dogs kept at tbe camps, I had gotten into the habit of carrying a large stone for protection. I rarely carried a gun. On this particular evening I was briskly swinging along, my arms moving almost as fast as my feet, when when without warning I was suddenly confronted by a Mexican with a gun. "Hands up," said the Mexican. "Si, Senor." I answered, throwing my hands high. In doing this, the stone, which I had forgotten, was loosed and sped on its way, striking the Mexican squarely in the chest, sending him sprawling down the embankment into a pool of water at the bottom. I distinctly heard the splash when about a half mile away." JUNIOR COLLEGE TO MAINTAIN BOOTH AT TEACHERS'MEET Cougar Collegians, the Girls Pep Clubs, Will Have Uniformed Members to Give Information to Visitors. Houston Junior College will for the first time come before the eyes of the assembled public school educators of Texas, when from six to e'ght thousand public school superintendents, principals, and teachers of Texas meet in Houston for the annual convention of the Texas State Teachers Association, that will take place here November 27 to 29 for the first time since the organization of H. J. C. The Houston Junior College booth at the generrl exhibit at Sam Houston Hall will be a statistical history of the college, showing its growth and advance. Its student body has doubled in size during its first four years. In 1927 there were only 23 instructors at Junior College, many of them working only part time. Today there is a faculty of 32 instructors, several of whom It has been necessary to add since the beginning of this semester. H. J. C .has a grade A standing, and its graduates make ■ades above the average schools of higher education. Such facts as these .11 be presented for the first time to the assembled forces of public educators of Texas. The Cougar Collegians, the Girls' ;p club of the college, will have uniformed members of their organization at the H. J. C. booth to give visitors information regarding any particular phase of the college. H. J. C. WILL COMPETE IN FORENSIC MEETS Students of H. J. C. are now able to participate in approaching contests between all Texas Junior College Oratorical Associations. H. W. Harris announces that the H. J. C. Association has just become a member of the Texas State Junior College Oratorial Association, all necessary fees and membership papers having been sent to headquarters. H. J. C. expects to make her mark in these contests, and the students are now active in preparation of one- act plays, debates and orations. COUGAR IS MODEL IN SOUTH TEXAS SCHOOL COUGAR is being used as a model newspaper by Miss Ida Davis, Houston Junior College student of '28 and '29, who is now teaching in Central school of Lovelady, Texas. Saturday, November 9, Miss Davis stepped into the Cougar office and asked to be Included on the Cougar mailing list. "I am using your paper to arouse interest in my class room," the young teacher said. "I find that Central school students," she continued," are very much interested in the make-up of the H. J. C. paper, and by studying it, we hope some day to have a paper similar to the Cougar." Work of Talented Artists Shown in Cougar Columns Real talent is available for use of the Cougar, one example of which Is the work of Miss Katherine Jackson, whose drawings, "Slippery Slimes," and "Wedding Bells" appear in this issue. Miss Jackson graduated from H. J. C. in 1929 and is now a senior at Rice. The Cougar Is always glad to use the work of talented H. J. C. students.
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