PUBLISHED B* THE JOURNALISM STUDENTS OF THE HOUSTON JUNIOR COLLEGE
HOUSTON, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1932
RENFRO IS ELECTED
WILL ASSIST BRINKLEY
Lillian Schwartz Is Elected
At a meeting of the Students' Association in the school auditorium Wednesday, October 12, the election of officers for the association for the present school year was completed. Jimmie
Brinkley had previously been elected
president of the asosciation. Harold
Bell Renfro was elected vice president
and Lillian Schwartz secretary-treasurer.
The president had been elected and
names had been placed in nomination
at the previous meeting, October 5, but
due to the lack of time the election of
a vice president and a secretary -
treasurer was postponed until the later
meeting. In addition to Harold Bell
Renfro, Lillian Schwartz and Andrew
Shebey had also been nominated for
After the election of the vice president, Lillian Schwartz was elected secretary-treasurer by acclamation.
The association plans to sponsor several dances and other forms of entertainment during the present school
year. Plans are rapidly being made for
a Students Association dance and for
the institution of an Alumni dance, for
which all past students of the college
as well as those now in school will be
Plans also will be made for the Second Annual Junior College Picnic,
which will be held some time during
the spring term.
Definite announcements about the
various entertainments will be made at
a later date.
H. J. C. PROFESSOR
Harris Called "The Professor" on Series of Tuesday Broadcasts
Harvey W. Harris, Junior College instructor of English, has been chosen to
be the professor on the Houston Public
School's radio educational program.
The program is broadcast every
Tuesday at 4 p. m. It is on this all
school program that the public is enlightened as to the progress of the
schools at large, and the work they are
doing. News flashes, questions and
answers, and other bits of informative
information is given to draw closer the
ties of the parents and the teachers.
The first city band under the direction of Victor Alexandre furnishes
music for the occasion.
The Cougar wishes to extend a vote
o: t'.anks to Rip Harrison, former
Houston Junior College student, for
his co-operation and work on the
sports page, and the aid given by him
in reading the proofs of this issue.
In view of a better price consideration, Jimmie Brinkley announces the H. J. C. Varsity
Dance has been postponed until
Friday, November 4. Brinkley
was able to secure a 25 per cent,
pries reduction by this postponement. With the dance slated at
a more convenient date, and the
price reduced, there is no reason
why the student body should not
turn out en mass.
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t a recent meeting of the Freshman class, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year. They i
> right, Harry Gray, president; Hope McCutchcn, secretary-treasurer; and James Coulson, vice-president.
SLATED FOR FRIDAY
Will Be Masked Affair Under
Outdoor Club Sponsorship
A Halloween barn dance will be
given in the girls' gym from 9:30 p. m.
until 12 midnight Friday.
The dance is being sponsored and
planned by the Outdoor Club of the
Houston Junior College, which is composed entirely of girl members, and all
students are invited to attend the club's
The first meeting of the club swas
held October 14, and plans for the
party were discussed, election of officers was postponed, however, until the
Friday, October 28, meeting. At this
time the second meeting of the club
will be held in the girls' gym at 7
Everybody is invited to attend the
dance, and outside dates may also come,
accordings to the club sponsor. Prizes
will be given to the girl and boy wearing the tackiest costume. All guests
must wear masks.
TWO SALES TEAMS
Feeling is running high between the
girls' and boys' teams, and competition
is keen in the race for ticket honors,
a dance and personal rewards, in the
drive for more financial aid in behalf
of the Houston Junior College student
Harvsy W. Harris, boys' leader in the
drive, presented a plan to the assembly
by which the fund may be increased
materially; this plan was received with
approval by all present The students
are to sell tickets to Harry Girard's
light opera, The Maid of Manalay, to be
presented November 8, 9 and 10 by the
Elks Lodge, and the Junior College will
receive half of all opening night receipts as a gift from the Lodge plus an
additional fourth on all Junior College
tickets presented the first night. The
student who sold the ticket receives the
last fourth as a reward for his trouble.
Mr. Girard attended the assembly
with several members of the opera who
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TEACHERS TO TALK
ON EUROPEAN TRIPS
Will Meet at Bender Home
Saturday for Autumn
The Women's Faculty Club will hold
their first meeting of the fall season at
2:30 p. m. Saturday, at the home of
Mrs. Pearl Bender.
Mrs. Bessie M. Ebaugh and Miss Sue
Thomason are on the program committee. Both Mrs. Ebaugh and Miss
Thomason srient most of the summer in
Europe; they will tell the club of their
Mrs. F. M. Black and Mrs. Hannah
Shearer are in charge of the meeting.
The membership of this club is made
up of the women faculty members and
the wives of the men teachers. They
are as follows: Mrs. Kerbow, Mrs. W.
Rees, Mrs. Ledlow, Mrs. Harris. Mrs. H.
W. Henderson, Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Fields,
Mrs. E, E. Oberholtzer, Miss Thomason,
Mrs. Ebaugh, Miss Hubbard, Mrs. Edgar
Soule, Mrs. Pearl Bender, Mrs. Shearer,
and Mrs. F. M. Black.
By ADOLPH MARKS
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Three nights after his double lifetime
purchase, Oscar Perkins had fountain
pen on the brain. Instead of counting
sheep to tempt a good night's sleep,
Oscar was counting words. Fifteen, no
more, no less.
Mosquitos were bad in Austin that
night, and one drilled into Oscar's
cheek as he lay there, and after he
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dresser where the precious pen was
The pen was there, and the paper
also, and the idea was, too. An so
Oscar sat down to win an Erskine in
the middle of the night. He didn't even
stop to get a drink of water.
Pen in hand, Oscar suddenly stopped.
I've got to get that scratching idea into
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But unluckily, the Schayffer was
empty as a flask after the holidays, and
poor, bedraggled Oscar Perkins spent
an unhappy half hour searching for the
ink. He stepped on three pins during
the search, and stumped his little toe to
drive the bargain. But he got the ink.
Again he sat down to win his car,
but this time he was slightly peeved,
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wiiting. The ink had ceased to flow,
<-nd ugly, repelling scratches spelled out
'he remaining "e-d-."
He shook the pen and mumbled a
few utterances under his breath. Then
the pen began to write, but before it
did so, it dropped a fair sized splotch
of ink on the one and only entry blank,
not helping its already scratchy appearance.
Oscar began, again: "T-h-e p-o-i-n-t
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DON AITKEN CHOSEN
AS SOPH PRESIDENT
FOR CURRENT YEAR
KERBOW SAYS FAIR PLAY
In Speech Before Enthusiastic Audience in
Donald Aitken was elected
President of the Sophomore
Class of Houston Junior College
last Friday, in a special sophomore meeting in the Auditorium.
The meeting with Mr. Alva Lee
Kerbow presiding as Sponsor of
of the sophomore class.
Donald Aitken, Hampton Robinson,
Patrick Foley, and Jesse Darling were
nominated for the presidency. A motion
for cessation of nominations was then
received by acting chairman Jimmy
Brinkley and Donald Aitken was immediately elected.
A feature of the election was the
refusal of Donald Aiken to receive his
first nomination. Donald understood
that the Soohomore President should
graduate with the Senior Class in June,
and, as he will not do so, he declined
the nomination. A short talk by Mr.
Kerbow and a few words by Mr. Dupre
dispelled all Donald's doubts hawever,
and he accepted.
A few statements by Mr. Kerbow advocating fair, square play to and by
everyone opened the meeting and set
the students' minds upon the important
business in hand.
"I am opoosed to crooked politics,"
stated Mr. Kerbow. "I want fair play
to everyone; nothing will be railroaded
through this mreting, for the choice of
the majority must rule. But most of
all, I want unity in the Soohomore
Class. No matter who is elected, I
want you to cooperate with and help
him to the best of your ability."
Jimmie Brinkley, as acting chairman,
:moressed the fact upon the assembly
that, as the officer elected must serve
until June, care and serious thought
should dictate their choice of a presi-
The meeting decided to vote three
times, each time dropping the candidate
with the least number of votes. As each
candidate was dropped, his adherents
voted for a remaining favorite.
Aitken as President of the Soohomore Class, gave a short acceptance
speech acknowledging and thanking
'he class for the honor bestowed upon
DRAMATIC CLUB HOLDS
MEETING; WILL STAGE
PLAY DURING NOV.
At a recent meeting of the John R.
Bender Dramatic Club, Harvy W. Har-
-is, guest speaker, delivered a most inspiring talk, stressing character and
f oersonality as portrayed in acting. Mr.
i Harris was professor of dramatics here
Evelyn Cochran, newly elected president, arranged an interesting program
and introduced several other speakers.'
In reviewing the activities of the
club of last year, Harold Bell Renfro
also discussed the plays put on by Mr.
Harris' dramatic class, cf which he was
The current Broadway stage attractions were discussed by Miss Lillian
Schwartz as were revealed in recent
Mrs. Hooker, director and advisor
expressed her intention of puffing on
a three act play during the last week
During the last minutes of th" m-et-
mg Mrs. Hooker explained a little
about stage terminology and some technical details of acting. Fairfax Moody
gave an exhibition on how not to art
one is an authority.