ROBERT FORSHAW, Fall Editor.
On March 22, at 1:37 a.m., a fire broke out in the University's printing plant and consumed the building and much of
Without the printing plant facilities, the Cougar staff was
faced with the possibility of missing an issue, but the Houston
Chronicle offered to print the first issue following the fire.
The University House of Representatives passed a resolution
commending Editor Cathy Young for publishing the paper
under such adverse conditions.
The Cougar, under the fall editorship of Robert Forshaw,
won an All-American rating, and a Medalist award from
Columbia University. Both awards are the highest given by
the two top rating services.
The reporting staff of the Cougar includes Ken Carr, Judy
Lewis, Birtie Maughmer, Bill Holt, Mel Anderson, Roxie
Chamberlain, Sonny Ashley, Tom Powell, Doug Uzzell, Jim
Runnels, John Williams, Meredith Trube, Don Alderman,
Stan Slaten, Eddie Black, Millie Duelberg, Tony Haber, Ruth
Long, Beverly Dent, Gordon Fales, and Stuart Hayes.
They Cover Campus News
Day and Night
A college newspaper is the eyes and ears of the
campus. Nowhere else can a student get full coverage
of all the activities that are going on around him.
The reason for this is because much of the news that
would interest a student would not be of interest to
the general public. Therefore, it is not used in daily
The duty of the editor and the staff of the Cougar is
to give students of the University this information.
During 1959-60, more pictures, through the efforts
of members of Kappa Alpha Mu, national photojournalism fraternity, allowed the campus population
to see itself through the eyes of the camera.
The paper attempted to stimulate student interest
through the "Can You Identify?" picture contest.
CATHY YOUNG, Spring Editor.