Published by the Journalism Students of the Houston Junior College
HOUSTON, TEXAS, MARCH, 1930
JUNIOR COLLEGE TO
MEET IN HOUSTON
Regulations and Programs Are
Set Forth for Meet on
April 11 and 12
The Interseholastic League, District
21, will be the guest of the students
and faculty of the college April 11
and 12. The local public speaking
classes and other organizations of the
school will entertain the visitors and
act in the capacity of judges in the
The following is the general program for the two days of competition:
Houston Junior College, Houston,
April 11-12, 1930.
FRIDAY, 9 A. M.
Contests i» Declamation, all divisions. Junior College Auditorium.
All contestants in Declamation, in
Debate, and in Music Memory, meet
at Houston Junior College, Holman
and San Jacinto Sts., for assignments.
Contests in these divisions will begin
at nine or as soon thereafter as rooms
can be assigned, so It is imperative
that contestants appear on time,
FRIDAY, 1 P. M.
Preliminaries in Track—Rice Field.
Preliminaries in Boys' and Girls'
Tennis—Rice Institute Courts.
FRIDAY, 7:30 P. M.
Finals in Extemporaneous Speak
ing, Debate, Declamation, Junior Col
SATURDAY, 9 A. M.
Finals in Boys' and Girls' Tennis—
Rice Institute Courts.
SATURDAY, 1 P. M.
Finals in Track and Field Events—
1. Entries must be in the hands of
directors not later than April 4.
2. Entry fees will be 25c for each
literary event and 25c for the first
athletic event and 10c for each additional athletic event.
Entry fees must be paid to the director in charge of the event which
the contestant is entering.
3. Admission will be 25c per day for
adults and 15c per day for school
children—one admission fee paying
for all events of whatever character
held on that day. Contestants will be
given contestants' badges which will
admit them to any and all events during the duration of the meet. It is
necessary, therefore, that all contestants be registered at the Junior College Friday.
4. Medals or pins will be given to
winners of first and second places in
all events except team events, and in
that case, medals will be given to first
place winners only.
BASKETBALL SQUAD OF HOUSTON JUNIOR COLLEGE
TO COUGAR GRIDMEN
AT STUDENT MEET
The fascinating syncopation of mod'
ern jazz from the enchanting fingers
of Ellen Cleveland flooded into the
halls outside of the auditorium
seemed to be a magnet to draw the
students as they drifted in, numbered
In their characteristic singles, doubles, and clusters. Everyone seemed to be very pepped up about something. Perhaps that too was the effect of the music.
Mr. Dupre called the meeting to order, and, after giving a short friendly
little lecture for the benefit of those
who wait too late to begin studying
and those who congregate in the hall
downstairs in front of the entrance
and through their bouyant garrulity
and that of their friends, whom they
meet at the entrance, shatter the
golden silence of the library, much
to the annoyance of the librarian and
the few students caged therein, turned over the meeting to "Pete" Garrison, president of the Sophomore
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THESPIANS TO SING
'Trial By Jury" Is Slated for
Trial by Jury," a musical comedy
by Arthur Sullivan, will be presented
in assembly on the evening of March
12, by Junior College students. The
production, a satire on legal procedure, will be entirely in song, and is
said to be fu 1 of laughs from beginning to end.
The cast, consisting of seven leads
and a chorus, will be made up from
the student body, and those interested
in taking part should leave their
names with Mrs. Bender at onc>j.
This comedy was presented at the
University of Texas last summer and
was enthusiastically received there,
according to Mrs. Alpha Adams. Mrs.
Adams played a leading part In the
production at the University and will
have the same part here.
Library's Place In
BY MRS. H. H. SHEARER
Dana sajs "The library is the heart
of the school." If our library is to be
the heart of Junior College, it must
It is our desire to make the library
as useful as possible to both student
In order that it may reach the highest degree of efficiency the student
shou'd know something about how to
In the first place the library should
be quiet. No conversations nor group
study should be he-Id there. When
it ia necessary to speak for a moment,
the voice 3houId be lowered so as not
Students should be thoughtful also
In the halls near the library not to
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VERY GOOD PROGRAM
Rev. Knowles Gives Interesting
Talk to Students
Girls usually play the jazz melodies
to which the peppy students of Junior College march into the auditorium,
but this time everyone was surprised.
A talented young man, who happens
to be called H. D. Mathews, presided
at the piano and the result was quite
Mr. Dupre gave a brief talk
announced that we were going
have a very interesting program. Now,
we are used to interesting programs
at the Wednesday Assembly, but.
nevertheless, this prologue stlnn.ilated
expectations that were certainly fulfilled.
Mrs. Bender told us of another treat
in store for us. A musical comedy
is to be given by the students of the
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OF JUNIOR COLLEGE
BY TRINITY U. DEAN
Ass'n. of Texas College Member
Comments Favorably on
During the past week Dean E. P.
Childs, of Trinity University and
member of the Standardizing committee of The Association of Texas
Colleges, spent two days making the
bi-annual Association inspection.
Every two years one of this committee makes inspections of this and
other members of the Association
determine their rating with the
The Junior College has, ever since
s beginning, been rated in the first
Dean Childs inspected the library,
science laboratories, office records,
plan of registration, standard of admissions, and enrollment in the fresh-
ian and sophomore classes. He also
isited the classes to gain first hand
information of the type of faculty employed.
The inspector was unable to make
a formal siatement concerning the inspection but he did say in conversation to members of the faculty that
the college was far above requirements in every respect.
He especially commended "the efficient organization as a whole," the
splendid system of records and record keeping, and "the splendid faculty."
"I know of no college or university
In the state that can boast of as large
a percentage of faculty members having Master of Arts degrees. They
are especially strong as teachers aa
well," said Dean Childs.
Assistant Dean Dupre of the college
says, "Judging from Mr. Childs' comments I am sure Junior College will
keep its first class rating and the
students from here will continue to
be classed with the freshman and
sophomore students of Texas University and other four-year institutions."
A Political Pot Boils Over
"We want the Iron Man! Give us
Colossus!" screamed the inmates of
a very young college; in fact it was
a Junior College.
From a fly's eye view it looked like
a South American revolution in July
or a Communist uprising in Russia,
where whiskers sell by the bale. It
was something worse than either of
these, it was an election of officers for
the Society for the Prevention of B. O.
at said college.
J. Tartar Sauce flung himself un
mercifully upon the audience, "For the
seventeenth time this year I nominate
Colossus, the Iron Man for Presidency."
-They yelled; they stomped; they
screamed—the house shook like a bundle of alfalfa in a Kansas cyclone. Six
Boliaths, Behemoths, Box-cars or what
you will hoisted the nominee, y-clept
the Iron Man, to their shoulders and
sprinted him around the assembly. After the tumult died in that quaint old
quaking hall, the Iron Man was a
little rusty; about as worn out as the
Nominations proceeded, but with
less gusto. At length, three people
were quietly nominated, thus making
four asiprins for the president—
enough to put Senator Borax to sleep
in a tariff fight.
Then some Bloke jumped up and
opened the artillery from the rear. He
screamed something about Tom-Tom
tomorrow night. If you can judge artillery by its sound, his was plenty
beavy. His blast took the paint right
off the furniture.
After this eruption was quieted, the
The first spasm was J. Tartar
"I jus' want to say a few words for
by old friend, the Iron Man. He's a
worldwide character. Worked with the
Gold Dust Twins and sponsored Free
Silver; member of the House of David Colony; rooms with Big Ben and
endorses Brown's Mule; belleves in
handling American Maid as well as
Dixie Maid; is champion 100 ft. sprinter and is afflicted with a Chicago
Having recited Colossus' greatest
achievements, he retired in tavor of
the next Mouth Organ one H. Twig,
and a crooked one at that. One of
these intellectual birds, don't you
know! As he arose he was conscious
of something pulling him back.
"Your wife's jerking at your coat-
tail," a lookeron seated nearby said.
"Oh, don't mind her, she's Just a
kid," he answered.
After making the breakaway, the
Limb organized and began to tell the
degenerates about the integrity of the
"My candidate promises to purge
the miasma of all deleterious and vitriolic odors so common among us at
(Oh, he's erudite, he is, he is!)
"His veracity and probity are un-
malleable. His psychical material cannot he inoculated."
Heavy artillery reopens In the rear,
"Don't forget the Tom Tom!"
Speager continues. "I could labor in
disqulesition Interminably concerning
his virility, cognizance and efficacy,
showing that his accomplishments are
not ephemeral but eternal. With all
deferance to his opponents, etc., etc.
Hours and hours of It are omitted
because the speaker himself doesn't
remember what he said. H.: went higher and higher, uttering jawbreaker after jawbreaker, until finally he hit an
air-pocket, got all twisted up and
went into a tail spin.
Now Tom-Tom was like an undeveloped film, negative. He hadn't
been in favor of anything anybody had
said since the advent of Volstead. He
had to tie a string around his finger
to keep from arguing with the radio.
Therefore, since he disagreed with the
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Reception Planned for
Newcomers at Jr. College
The old students of the college will
entertain the newcomers to the campus Friday night, March 7, In the
gymnasium, with a reception.
A very interesting program is being arranged and everyone is urged
to be there. The details as to financial arrangements, etc., will be announced laler.
KEEN INTEREST IS
EVIDENCED IN AGE
OLD ART OF DEBATE
An active schedule of debates is being arranged for the near future by
Mr. Harvey W. Harris, debate coach
of the Houston Junior College. The
recent banquet that was held for the
Paris Junior College debaters was a
success in every way, and it is hoped
Paris will continue to meet the Houston Junior College in debate in the future. The Sam Houston State Teacher's College at Huntsville has been
invited to meet the Houston Junior
College, which will be represented by
Roy Hofheinz and J. W. Newton, in
debate In the Junior College auditorium within the next few days. They
are expected to accept. On the seventh of March the Houston Junior
College Girls Debating Team, composed of the Misses Kidd, Wheeler,
Siely and others will journey to
Jacksonville to meet the Jacksonville
Junior College Girls Debating Team,
and on the twenty-fourth of the same
month the Houston Junior College
will send a debating team to Beaumont to meet the South Parks Junior
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