PUBLISHED BY THE JOURNALISM STUDENTS OF THE HOUSTON JUNIOR COLLEGE
HOUSTON, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 1932
H. J. C. ORATORS
WIN HONORS IN
Evelyne Bashara and Addison Woes-
temeyer, representing the Junior college in the District Oratorical contests,
both won first place. The contests were
held in San Antonio on Friday, April 1.
These victories make the two orators eligible to compete in the finuls
to be held in Temple on April 22. So
outstanding were the speeches made by
the Houston orators that they received
the unanimous votes of the three
One of the requirements of the contestants is that they write their own
speeches. Miss Bashara wrote on "A
Tribute- to Mothers," while Woestemey-
er wrote on "World Peace."
The judges for the occasion were
the county judge of Bexar County,
the president of Westmoreland College,
and the president of the Women's Federation of Clubs.
The speakers were accompanied to
San Antonio by Mrs. Bashara.
WINNERS IN ORATORICAL MEET
Evelyne Bashara (left) and Addison Woestemeyer (right) compose
the team that won first place in the District Oratorical meet held in
TO COLLEGE DRAMA
Here comes the opportunity for
' some budding dramatist to begin his
upward path to fame. The John R.
Bender club is sponsoring a play-
. writing contest in which the winning
play will be given a public production.
The contest is open to all Junior
College students. Any type of one-
act play may be submitted. Any theme
may be used, as well as any number
of characters, the only restriction being
in regard to length of time. The production time is not to exceed thirty
Ample competition is assured to
make the contest worthwhile. A sufficient number of entries will be made
for it to be an honor to be the writer
of the winning play.
For any additional information, persons interested should communicate
with Mrs. Bender or Mrs. Hooker at
once, as all enrties must be made by
the middle of April.
GIVEN BANQUET BY
COLLEGE PEP CLUB
—Courtesy, The Houston Post.
INVITE TO DANCE
Paul Gilliam, well known Junior college student, invites all the student
body to attend a dance sponsored by
the Nomad Club. The affair will be
held at the End O' Main and will last
from 9 till? Curtis Smith will oblige
with the enchanting strains from his 10
piece dance band. ,
The date is San Jacinto Day eve—
Wednesday, April 20. Tickets may be
secured from Paul Gilliam.
Girl Escapes Injury
In Speed Boat Mishap
Josephine Carraway, student of the
Houston Junior College, received slight
bruises on the right arm, Sunday,
March 27, when she was run over by
a fast moving speed boat at Seabrook.
Miss Carraway had been aqua-planing behind the boat when she was sud-
denly thrown into the water. Her companions turned the boat about so
quickly in an effort to recover Miss
Carraway that they were on top of
her before they saw her.
"I was very fortunate," she stated,
"and received only a slight cut on
the arm." She continued to ride the
surfboard during the remainder of the
At the present itme Miss Carraway
has fully recovered.
'32 GRADS ELECT
At a recent meeting, the 1932 graduating class elected Victor Voebel president. Mr. Miller was chosen to
sponsor the class this year, having
served in that capacity last year.
Tentative plans for the class are now
being made by the faculty, according
to Mrs. Pearl Bender.
Committees have been formed to
select the rings and pins, and plans ate
now under way for the activities.
"Due to financial conditions, the
usual highschool reception may not be
given, but this report is not definitely
settled," said Mrs. Bender.
REAGAN GLEE CLUB
Harmonizing such well-liked numbers as "Sweet Genevieve" and "Romany Trail," the Boys. Glee club of the
Reagan High school entertained the
students of Houston Junior College at
the assembly period in the auditorium
Wednesday, March 23.
Russell Luckie announced the numbers as sung by the club and quartet.
Members of the quartet were Henry
Finch, first tenor; Tho. Hooker, second tenor; William (Buddy) Gray,
baritone; and Therold Conway, bass.
The program was as follows:
Quartet: "Stars of the Summer
Night," "Sweet Genevieve," and "Come
to me in My Dreams."
The Glee Club sang "Tackle it,"
"How Can I Leave Thee?" "Mule,"
"I wish you'd turn that darned radio
off, George, so I can do some work.
You know I want to make a good
impression on the first Chemistry examination tomorrow, and Chemistry
formulas and jazz music just won't
mix—that is, when they are mixed,
they don't produce the desired result,"
Henry Miller found himself saying to
his room-mate, and fellow freshman,
"Just what do you propose for me
to do? It's too early to go to bed, too
cold and wet to go out, and I am not in
the mood to do any studying now. I'll
wait until the night before the exam
to study, as you have," George replied.
"I do»'t care what you Jo. Play yourself a game of chess, or solitaire, or
write a letter to that girl back home
that you are always bragging about.
Do anything you like, so long as you
don't make any noise."
"My dear boy, you must learn to concentrate. Why, when I was your
"Turn off the radio and that hot air
system of yours. The radiator will keep
the room warm, even if the temperature is down to five degrees, and due
to go below zero before morning."
"All right, I'll be quiet if you
promise not to repeat any of your old
Chemistry formulas aloud. If there's
anything I dislike it's hearing anybody
study aloud, and you know you always
"I study aloud because it is the best
way I know of for me to learn, but
I'll remain perfectly quiet if you will."
At this juncture there was a loud
knocking on the door. The boys looked
at each other as if to say, "I wonder
who would be calling on us on a night
like this. All the students were supposed to be in their rooms half an hour
George opened the door, and was
met by two large, dirty, mustached
plumbers, who did not wait to be asked
in, but shoved him aside, dropped their
tools on the floor, and threw their untidy coats on the bed.
Presently, the spokesman announced,
"Sorry boys, but we've got to take
the radiator out. You've got to pay
rent on it. You've been here three
weeks, and haven't paid any rent on
it yet." Then to his partner he said,
"Take it out, Jim. They haven't paid
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H. J. C. students sold $120.00 worth
of tickets to the lectures given by
Dr. Griggs during the past week. Of
this amount, $18.50 will go to the Student Loan Fund of the college, according to figures released by Mrs. Bender, who had charge of the sales.
The White side, working east of Main
Street won the contest and, as a reward for their efforts, have been promised a holiday by Dean Dupree. Eugenia Stevenson sold more tickets
than any other of the contestants; in
fact, it was largely due to her efforts
that the White team was able to claim
Both sides worked hard on the campaign and, while the sales were not
as large as had been anticipated, those
who helped, deserve congratulations
for their work.
The members of the winning team
are Rena Mai Butler, Florine Davis,
Pat Lesher, Hulda Alexander, Nelda
Smith, Eugenia Stevenson, Ruth Depperman, Bernice Branum, Fred Aebi,
Milford Smith, Harold Renfro, Herbert Rosenthal, Mack Douglas, Addison
Woestemeyer, Wilma Lindsey, Evelyne
Bashara, George Adams LeFever, Ev-
] elyn Coeffy, and Gordon Jones.
KEEN~TIME HAD BY
CLUBS ON OUTING
"And a good time was had by all"
.... A laughing, excitement hunting
crowd, consisting of the Pi Betas and
T. A. T.s, left Houston in eight speed-
defying autos Sunday afternoon and
roared away to Camp Beaty in search
of old man joy and pleasure.
In spite of the swiping of eats along
the way and the bull shooting contests,
the convoy reached their destination in
safety, where they grabbed the food,
hopped a barb wire fence that circled
the woods, and made their way into the
depths of the forest. Then the orgy
started. Led by Windy Smith and
Wilma Lindsey, who together ate one-
half the food, the club members stowed away 150 sandwiches, 4 cakes, jars
of olives, etc. After the meal they
wandered around with the boys killing
snakes and the girls carrying them
(the snakes) by their tails. After an
hour of this, the syncopation urge was
felt so the gang hopped a ferry and arrived at the clubhouse a little heavy in
the paunch and quite bloodthirsty from
the snake murders.
Here the group broke up; some
sleeping, a few playing tennis, others
baseball, and a few moseying around
looking things over. It was too hot to
keep up the sport activities all day,
so they stormed the dance floor and
turned the program over to "Minnie
the Moocher" and "Oh Mona." Then
the couples started their ratting contests with Hamp Robinson, Leroy Mel-
cher, Jean Wetherall, and Gladys
Jacobs taking the honors. Hulda Alexander had a little trouble, Windy
almost cried when he couldn't find the
keys to his car and John stole someone's date. With these unimportant
happenings the bunch broke up and
went home to cram for the next dfiy's
The Cougar Collegians held their
banquet honoring the basketball teams
in the school cafeteria Saturday night,
April 2, 1932. The room took on a
festive atmosphere for the occasion,
which added to the merriment of the
The long tables were set for seventy-
five guests with attractive menus and
place cards emphasizing the basketball spirit. Blue and white crepe
paper, tall blue tapers, and blue bonnets were used to carry out the color
Sprigs of mistletoe hung from the
lights, as a part of the decorations, but
it is not recorded that anyone took
advantage of the. opportunity presented.
After a bountiful repast, Cy Shaw
served as toastmaster and introduced
the members of the teams, the faculty,
and the officers of the club. The
introductions were made in short
verses such as the following:
Such blinding speed has Avis Parks.
The scorers get writers' cramps putting down marks.
Immaculate in spats is Coach Archie
He helps the subs warm the bench.
Coach French arose and apologized
for wearing spats, saying that he did
not realize what a demoralizing effect it would have on tho team. His
reference was to Bobby Branham,
who was wearing pearl ear-bobs at the
Dr. E. E. Oberholtzer, president of
the college; Mr. F. M. Black, the dean;
and Mr. N. K. Dupre, the assistant-
dean, made brief talks congratulating
the two teams on their splendid showing during the past season and expressing a desire to see the school
sponsor more social activities similar
to the banquet.
Later, everyone descended to the
gymnasium and danced to the enchanting tunes of Hub Mancias and his
The students and Faculty of Houston Junior college extend their
sympathies to Miss Grace Schoelman
on the recent death of her sister.
DEBATE CLUB HOLDS
At a meeting of the speakers' club
on Thursday, March 31, it was decided
to have the members of the club choose
sides and debate whether or not women should be given equal rights with
Helen Higgins brought up the subject in a talk she gave before the
club. The club decided to debate the
question at the next club meeting.
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H. J. C. Physics Studes
Visit Electric Plant
Approximately 75 students taking
physics 124, visited the Deepwater plant
of the Houston Lighting and Power
Company, Tuesday morning, April 12.
Of interest to the visitors were the
huge boilers which furnished steam for
steam turbines. The turbines, in turn,
The party was also taken to the
roof of the building and shown the
company's transformers and other
properties. Views of the Houston Ship
Channel and surrounding industrial
plants were had from this point of
Those visiting the plant were shown
the various parts by employees of the
company who acted as guides. The
class was high in its praise of these
men for their efficient service and the
manner in which they pointed out the
important sections of the building.
The class was In charge of Mr. Schumann. Several visitors accompanied
the class on the trip.