Editor Louise Shepperd
Managing Editor Harry Se.iman
■Aaqoclate Editor Robert Tracy
News Editor Margaret Boyett
Faculty Helen Chi....,
Literary Louise HuGKins
Special Articles Celia Lesky
Editorial John Palmer
Feature Romelda Sass
Dorothy Downrr.nn, .Mozart Hammond,
Brine Jfanlpv, hYiinresi h*nsU>r, Catherine
Plttger, Clifford Whitehead.
Published Monthly by
Official Publication of
Houston Junior College
By Celia Lesky
Dreams often come true—usually
after yeara of struggle and hardship.
However, in the rapid strides made
by Houston Junior College, Dr. E. E.
Oberholtzer, in the short span of two
years, has seen the fulfillment of visions of a much needed institution in
Houston—a Junior College.
Just two years have elapsed sine*,
the Houston public school system, at
the urge of Dr. Oberholtzer, ventured
a summer session of Junior College
Immediately 233 students enrolled,
and success was instantaneous. In
the fall, classes were resumed with
461 students, double the summer enrollment.
At present 663 students are taking
advantage of the many opportunities
afforded in Houston Junior College to
continue their education. The majority of these students are employed
during the day.
Junior College offers all subjects
on the curriculum of any accredited
college. Affiliation was obtained in
the first year, and a student completing the regular Freshman and Sop.,
omore courses will enter any college
in the state as a fully accredited junior.
Aside from the high standard set
in all courses, Junior College is gaining recognition in athletic circles. Social activities, begun in the first year,
have reached a stage of near perfection.
The success of Houston Junior
College is a fitting tribute to Dr.
Oberholtzer, Mr. Black, Mr. Dupre
and all others whose untiring efforts
have made possible one of Houston's
worthiest institulions, the Houston
By Helen Cheney.
The training a person receives at
the Houston Junior College in the
education department is entirely practical, due to the fact that this college is part of the Houston Public
Junior College is a municipal democratic institution like the public
schools and has for its central idea
democratic state education.
There are many advantages
tending the summer session at this
college. One of the most important
is that It is located in a large city,
making it possible for a student to
secure a position and at the same time
For a school teacher, the H. J. C.
is the only institution in Houston ottering the education courses that are
required before a person may enter
ithe city system.
During the past year many Rice
Institute students attended the education classes here in order to fulfill
■the requirements for a teachers' certificate. The courses offered in Junior
College deal directly with State retirements for obtaining a Texas state
The following courses will be offered in the Education Department at
Houston Junior College summer session, beginning Monday, June 3.
Education 113—123—for Freshman
Education 213 — 223 — Sophomore
courses that are lequired for all higher certificates.
to wait until the high school classes
This, however, has proven an
set rather than a liability in that
many of the students would be unable
to attend classes were it not possible
for them to obtain employment while
going to college.
Men and women who teach school
during the day find it convenient to
finish work on their degrees in
classes at Junior College after school
Those students, now graduating
from high school, who wish to work
and attend college at the same time,
will find the Houston Junior College
the ideal place to go.
The Houston Junior College, unlike
other colleges, meets at night, thereby affording for those who find it
necessary, an opportunity o[ working
during the day.
The reason for the night classes Is
that during the day the building in
which the Junior College meets is occupied by students of the San Jacinto
High School and it is necessary for
the members of the Junior College
College Courses at Night
By Louise Shepperd
"But why do you try to go to night
"What do you expect to get out o;
it, since you already have a good po-
"Don't you find it too hard on you
th your office work?"
"And just what does it mean to
These ant! similar questions are
constantly asked me by friends and
acquaintances. And then usually begins a long argument in which I, at
least, am never convinced that I am
For Junior College means a great
deal to me, more than I can very well
plain. I remember how eagerly I
read some two years ago an editorial
in one of the local papers on the establishment of a junior college for
Houston. That was shortly before
the first term opened and I had not
heard of it before that time.
The editorial gave the aims and
purposes of the Junior College and remarked on the fact that fall classes
would be held at night. That seemed
to me almost too good to be true. For
it was exactly what I had been wishing for, since I had started work. I
had been anxious to attend college
after finishing high school, but, as
that was not possible, I took a business course and went to work. My
work was interesting and I grew to
like it more and more every day, but
I could never quite forget that I
wanted to do at least a year or two of
So it seemed that here was an answer to my problem. I could keep on
with my work and at the same time
take up one or two courses in the
Junior College at night. After reading the editorial, I went to see Mr.
South, who was so enthusiastic about
ork to be offered that I became
even more eager to get started.
When the fall term opened I enrolled for two courses, which I continued through both semesters last
year. Sometimes it was hard to keep
ith the work for both classes,
but it was always fun. And I got so
much out of the courses that, although I could not attend the day
c'asses in the summer, I enrolled for
two night courses again last fall. And
at the beginning of this spring term
I enrolled for three. As I am
office eight hours a day, I don't Iiavu
a great deal of time to spend in studying but I do enjoy all my classes
and get a great deal of good from
Though I have made fairly good
grades so far, I feel that, even if I
should some time fail to pass a course
the contacts made and the new ideas
obtained in class work, would be
worth far more to me than the time
and effort spent.
And, feeling this way, I intend to
enroll again each year for as many
courses as I can carry, thus getting
at least a part of my college education.
FOR SUMMER TERM
Assistant Dean Sees Large Enrollment of Teachers
"Large e'asses are expected this
summer," says N. K. Dupre, assistant
dean. "The enrollment last summer
practically uouniei! that of the year
before and it will probably happen
The faculty this summer will be
practically the same as in the winter
session wilh the exception of Mrs.
Floy Soule, who will attend the University of Texas, and Miss Huberich,
who will take a trip abroad.
The registration dates are May 31,
June 1, and June 3 as printed in the
folders which have been sent to
teachers of public schoo's and high
school pupils. They will also be sent
the special Issue of the Junior College paper and directions for application for next year.
Exes Make Good
That a very high scholastic standard is being upheld by Houston Junior College was proved by reports
received about former students who
now attending various other colleges.
Of the six students having finished
freshmen work here who entered Rice
Institute, five passed in all their
courses with good gades. There were
two ones made, three twos, fourteen
threes and five fours. Only one per-
m made as many as two fours. The
(th student withdrew from school.
This indicates that our students are
making an excellent showing at Rice
Six students are now attending the
University of Texas and passing in
RICE RECOGNITION IS
ACCORDED H.J.C. COURSE
Special arrangements are now being perfected whereby seniors at Rice
Institute who expect to teach will be
enrolled in the Junior College practice teaching classes during their senior year. Preference will be given to
students who do this work, in the appointment of teachers in the city
schools, according to Dr. E. E. Oberholtzer, superintendent of Houston
public schools. Those students doing
this work will, upon graduation from
Rice Institute, receive permanent
That the courses offered at Houston
Junior College are of unusually high
quality is evidenced by the recognition accorded such courses by Rice
Institute. Well-known for its high
scholastic requirements, Rice will
give full credit for the courses ol
only a few colleges in the state.
Students from Houston Junior College who enter Rice are' giv^n full
credit for each course completed at
And this is not the only way in
which Rice acknowledges the
thoroughness of Junior College work.
Last year there were a number of students at Rice who wished to finish
this spring, but who needed six or
seven credits for graduation. Not being able to take so many courses in
one year at Rice, they were allowed
by Rice authorities to take one or two
subjects at the Junior College during
the last summer term. Full credit
given them for these courses,
they were able to take the remaining
subjects at Rice this year, and are to
be graduated in June. It is expected
that a larger number will follow the
same plan this year, and several have
already arranged their schedu'es.
Another interesting fact to note is
that of the several last year's Junior
College students who are attending
Rice this year, none have failed. Some
! made excellent grades, and ail
others have made good average
Dr. E. E. Oberholtzer, Ph. D. M.A.,
LL. D., superintendent of the Houston
Public Schools, is president of the H.
J. C. Dr. Oberholtzer did his graduate work at Columbia University and
is considered one of the most progressive educators in the country.
Mr. F. M. Black, B. A., is the dean
of the college and It is interesting
to know that he has been connected
with the public school system In
Houston for twenty years.
Mr. N. K. Dupre, M. A., graduate
of University of Texas, is assistant
dean of the college. Mr. Dupre has
had ten years experience in administrative teaching in Texas
Mr. H. W. South received his A.B.
degree from the University of Virginia and has held the position of
bursar since the college opened.
Mrs. F. Lee Duggan, a graduate
of Texas University, is registrar ana
is also instructor in Spanish. Mrs.
Duggan is a member of the Zeta
Chapter of the National Spanish Fraternity.
Mrs. Pearl Bender received her B.
A. degree from Indiana University,
and is the first Dean of Women at
H. J. C. Mrs. Bender is also president of the Ninth District Texas Congress P.-T.A.
MRS. PEARL BENDER
Dean of Wo
Mrs Hannah Shearer, librarian, is
a graduate of Iowa State College.
Mr. H. F. Ander is the head of the
Biology Department and comes to us
highly recommended from Rice Institute, where he received his M. A. degree.
Mr. Samuel Bishkin, M. A., received
his training in Chemistry at Rice Institute and in Eydlkuhneni, Germany.
Mr. Fred R. Birney, instructor in
Journalism and sponsor of the Junior
College monthly newspaper, "The H.
J. C. Cougar," received his B. A. de
gree at Pomona College, California,
and has done post-graduate work
leading to the M. J. degree.
Mr. H. W. Harris, head of Public Speaking, received his M. A. degree from the University of Texas.
Mr. Harris is widely knowu as a public speaker and lecturer
Mr. S. W. Henderson, M. A., is a
graduate of Texas University and is
considered an authority on subjects
in the Education field.
Miss May Bess Huberich, a teacher
of English, comes to the college from
Columbia University, where she received her M. A. degree.
Mr. J. H. Ledlow received his M.
B A. from the University of Texas
and is at [.resent teacher of Business
Administration and Economics.
Miss Dorothy Mackey is instructor
in Physical Training for Girls. Miss
Mackey is a graduate of the New
Haven Normal School for Gymnastics
and was connected with the Y. W. C.
Arbe/ore coming to H. J. C.
Mr. M. A. Miller, M. A, is instructor in History and English and received his training at the University
of South Carolina.
Mr. W. H. Miner, M. A., comes to
us from Columbia University. Mr.
Miner has been engaged in education
work in China for years. He is now
an instructor in History at the college.
Mr. W. L. Porter received his M. S.
degree from the Texas A. and M.
College Before becoming Mathe-
instructor here he was connected with the same department at
NIGHT CLASSES ARE
SUCCESSFUL AT HIC.
Junior College Is Ranked First
Among Texas Institutions
Night schools have been well-
known institutions for many years.
Obviously, they have been a success.
Many people who would not othet-
wise have had an opportunity to gain
some sort of .education, were given
this opportunity in the public night
schools. Subjects taught in these institutions have ranged from a very
lementary grammar-school education
o a complete high school course.
Of late, there has been another de-
'elopnient in the night school. Various schools of technology have been
established, teaching spec ialized
courses such as salesmanship, art,
business management, drafting, ac-
:ounting, and law. These schools are
:!1 operated during the evening hours
ind have also proven themselves very
But Is the junior college, operated
during the evening hours, destined to
be a success?
Houston Junior College is the only
junior college in Texas that holds its
classes at night. With Houston Junior College still in its infancy, just
barely two years old, what is its record? It ranks first among such institutions in the State of Texas. In
other words, it has outclassed the
other junior colleges of Texas, all of
which are operated during the day
hours—in its second year.
The reason for this supremacy Is
not hard to find. School teachers and
working students, always the best
part of any Institution of learning,
predominate in Houston Junior College.
Such students have a purpose in
lew, and usually people with a purpose succeed—and we might adu,
sehools that have people enrolled
ho have a purpose always succeed.
Houston's experiment is a success.
r. C. B. Smith is a graduate of
Texas University and has completed
one year of work toward his Ph. D.
degree. Mr. Smith is holding the position of Football Coach, Acting Dean
of Men, Physical Education director
for men, and instructor in History and
Mrs. Floy D. Soule, M. A., instruc
tor in Spanish and French at the col-
Mrs. Soule is a graduate of
Texas University and has resided in
Spanish speaking and Latin countries
for several yeara.
Mr. L. B. Fields, instructor In Engineering, is a graduate of Purdue
University, and holds the B.S.E.E.
degree from there. Mr. Fields is also
Supervisor of Industrial Arts for the
public schools of Houston.
Mr. Alva Lee Kerbow, instructor In
Education, received his M.S. degree in
Education at the University of Oklahoma, and has had wide experience
in administrative work in Oklahoma
* • *
Miss Pearl Rucker, Instructor in
Public School Art, received her Art
Diploma at Baylor College. Miss
Rucker is also Supervisor of the Art
Department, Houston public schools.
Miss Lula M. Stevens, instructor in
Public School Music, Is a graduate of
Chicago Conservatory of Music, and is
also Supervisor of Music, Houston