MISS MAY BESS HUBERICH
Instructor in English
IN SMALL CLASSES
Individual Attention Is Possible
When Class Roster Small
One of the biggest advantages of
Junior College is that the classes are
small enough for each student to receive Individual attention from the
instructors. The average size of recitation classes Is 24. In the laboratory
section the average is 27.
That small classes promote initiative and good scholarship is not to
be questioned. For in the smaller
classes the student and the teacher
are personally acquainted and this
means greater interest and closer cooperation. The student who fee's that
his instructor is taking a personal
interest in his work is likely to be
eager to keep his record good, and the
teaeher who does know and understand the student's individual position
is more likely to be interested in each
student and his work as a whole, and
is certain to be better liked by all
students than a teacher who knows
only a part of the members of his
Smaller classes make each student
more responsible for interesting recitation periods. Individuals are called
upon more often than in larger classes
and class work must be good to keep
the grades good.
Then, too, each student knows all
the others in the smaller classes and
the work is naturally more interesting when everybody knows everybody
Because of these things we expect
the size of our faculty to Increase
proportionately as our enrollment increases. We have small classes now
and we want to keep them. We have
faculty members who are personally
interested In each student in their
classes, and who are well liked Dy
all their students, and we want this
to continue. For on these things depend, in a great measure, the growth
and success of our school.
COLLEGE LIBRARY NOW
ONE OF BEST EQUIPPED
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IN STATE DESPITE AGE
With more than 4,000 books now
available, and 600 more due this
month, the Houston Junior College
library is one of the best-equipped
libraries in the state, considering its
Mrs. Hannah Shearer, librarian, announces that the short story books
have arrived, and about 40 copies of
Pence and Law have been added to
the shelves. The 600 books recently
ordered will arrive in time for the
school summer session. Mrs. Shearer
stated that the library will be open
for the summer session, and that with
these extra books available, no difficulty should be experienced by the
students in finding proper references.
"The students are beginning to use
the library more than previously,"
said Mrs. Shearer, explaining that
they were becoming accustomed to
the arrangement of the material.
Many students do not use the library
because of lack of knowledge of arrangement of material. When they
do visit the library, they do not know
hat to look for, nor where to find it.
"If the students would use the catalogue, they should not have any trouble in doing the required work," Mrs.
Shearer said. "When they go to
another institution, they will have to
it there, and this is an excellent
place to start," she continued.
Mrs. Shearer is very accommodat
ing to the students in helping find the
necessary books for outside reading
and other reference work. Owing to
the size of the college, there is
ways ample room and references
available at any time the student
chooses to work.
FROM FOREIGN PROF.
ARE REPRESENTED ON
JUNIOR COLLEGE ROLL
Houston Junior College fame has
reached points throughout the U. S.
This fact was disclosed when a survey made of the resident towns of
Houston Junior College students
showed 34 towns in and out of the
According to a recent
announcement, Mr. H. W.
South is appointed Bursar
at Houston Junior College.
Junior College students are very
proud of the faculty and justly so, as
evidenced by the following letter, addressed to Mr. Cecil B. Smith, professor of History and Government.
(Translated from French)
Mentz University, Russia, 4-3-'29.
Most Honored Professor:
I am asking the following favor
We have heard here of your notable
work, "Relations Between the United
States Government and That of Por-
firio Diaz." For our studies in the
history American this work is of great
importance. Unfortunately it cannot
be found here. Will you please tell
me when and how it can be had.
I beg you, sir, to pardon this inconvenience that I am causing you, and
to accept my kind regards.
PROF. A. SCHEPOTIEFF,
Professor of History.
Box P. 2.
Recistrar and Instructor in Spanish
RECENT MARRIAGE IS
SURPRISE TO FRIENDS
Popular Registrar Weds Member of San Jacinto Faculty
Friends of Miss Kathleen Rucker,
popular registrar and Spanish instructor at Houston Junior College, were
surprised to learn of her marriage
on Saturday, April 20, to Mr. F. Lee
Duggan, a member of the San Jacinto High School faculty.
Dr. J. N. R. Score officiated at the
wedding ceremony, which was performed in Saint Paul's Methodist
Church, in the presence of friends.
Mrs. Duggan is a graduate of Texas University, and came to Houston
to teach in the Junior College this
year. Prior to coming here, she taught
In the Alamo Heights High School of
Mr. Duggan lias been employed in
e San Jacinto Senior High School
five years. Prior to coming here, he
ttended Texas University.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Duggan are extremely popular with both the students and faculty members of their
The Cougar staff, representing faculty and students of the entire Junior College, wish to express their
best wishes and congratulations for
a long and happy wedded life to our
popular, attractive registrar.
Following a, brief honeymoon at
Galveston, Mr. and Mrs. Duggan are
at home at 1301 Isabella.
STUDENT AND FACULTY
COMMITTEE PASSES ON
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ALL SOCIAL FUNCTIONS
Junior College, in keeping with its
policy of consulting students on every
subject possib'e, has a social committee composed of popular members of
the faculty. To this committee are
presented all plans for school entertainment.
Thus far the committee has given
not only its approval of every affair,
but also its help.
Plans are first submitted to the
committee, then to Mr. Dupre, who selects the best time for them to be carried out.
This year the committee Is composed of Mr. Harris, chairman, Mr.
Ander, Miss Huberich and Mrs. Bender. All of these teachers have shown
themselves to be wholly in sympathy
with the students.
MR. H. W. HARRIS
THREE NEW COURSES TO
BEGIN THIS SUMMER
Work Offered to Fit In With Public
Elementary Education will be featured in the summer semester at
Houston Junior College. Three courses will be offered that particularly fit
in the Houston Public School pro-
Along with tnese courses there is
the special advantage of the elementary demonstration school which is
held, as is the Junior College, in the
San Jacinto High School building.
Prospective teachers will be given
observation and pTactice teaching.
This demonstration work carried out
under the Educational Department
will be acceptable at Texas University and the Teachers' College. Heretofore there has been some question
The last half of the second year
music course will be offered with
Miss Sage, assistant supervisor, as
the instructor. She is taking Miss
Methods in Elementary Physical
Education, with special emphasis on
the Houston Public School course oi
study, will be given by Miss Patrick,
who is the assistant supervisor in
Public School Art will have for Its
instructor Miss Grace Sands, who is
taking the place of Miss Pearl Rucker. The full freshman work will tot
offered and half of the sophomore
in English and Publi
MILBY SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
W. I. Stevenson, Principal
"I am particularly interested in the
Junior Colliege because it is the subject on which I am writing my thesis.
The Junior College is a saving of time
and finance. Glad to co-operate."
Courses and Schedule for Summer Semester
History 113 L
Physical Education 113 H
Spanish A a
Education 223 E
Education 223 H
Public School Art 223
Public School Music 113
Public School Art 113
Physical Education 123
Public School Music 213
Public School Art 213
Physical Education 123
Public School Music 223
ENGLISH PROF HAS
PRAISE FOR COLLEGE
Work Given in Junior College
on Par With University
By LOUISE SHEPPERD
"The Junior College is filling a
place in Houston that no other institution could fill," said Mr. Harris, instructor in English and public speaking, recently. "By offering night
courses it affords many persons an
opportunity to hold full-time positions
in town and, at the same time, keep
on with their school work.
"Then, too, those boy3 and girls
who have just finished high school
and plan to go to college may stay
at home and do their first year or
first two years' work and have their
credits accepted by any other college
or university in the state.
"Having had experience as a teacher in the University of Texas, and being familiar with many other colleges,
I know that the work given here is
as thorough as that any college or
university can offer in the first two
Mr. Harris will be in charge of the
English department during the summer term. The first half and the second half of freshman English, and the
first half of sophomore English, will
he offered in the summer.
"I understand there is quite a demand being made for the second half
of sophomore English," he said, "and
feel that in case sufficient demand
made for it the administration will
offer the course."
Mr. Harris was chairman of the
Social Committee here last summer
is very enthusiastic about the
coming summer's work, both in
studies and in student activities.
The school spirit was at its height
last summer, Mr. Harris said, and he
believes that it will be even better
in the coming term. Students will
have the use of the swimming pool,
gymnasium, and playgrounds during
The combined feature of profit and
pleasure will appeal to a great many
this summer, and this, together with
the many things to be seen in and
around Houston, is expected to increase the enrollment from neighboring towns and from other parts of the
Laboratory work will be held in the
Registration for the Junior College
Summer School will be held in the
gymnasium of the San Jacinto High
School building on:
Friday. May 31—4:00-9:00 P.M.
Saturday, June 1—9:00-12:00 A.M.
Monday, June 3—8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
asses will begin Tuesday. Teachers should be careful to register on
one of these three days to avoid the
late registration fee. Students may
not register for credit later than Friday, June 7.
Class periods for the summer ses
sion of the Junior College will be one
and one-half hours long, and classes
will meet five times each week. One
course, meeting for the prescribed periods for the six week session will
give three full semester hours credit,
transferable to any standard college.
A student may enroll for two classes,
or a total of twelve semester hours
Summer Session Fees
Fees for the summer session vary
with the amount of work taken by
the student. Assuming that a student enrolls for the first time and
takes the full amount of work, all
fees would total $37.00 and would include the following fees, some of
which many students would not pay,
because they would not be taking
laboratory courses: library fee, required of all students, $2.00; tuition
for two three-hour courses, $30.00;
matriculation fee, payable only once,
$5.00; physics, $2.50; chemistry, $3;
and education, $0.50. In case of students taking only one course, of three
hours credit, the tuition fee is $18;
other fees are as stated above.
Two Changes in the Certificate Law
(1) Teachers whose certificates
expire during this summer may renew
by attending the Junior College for
the six weeks' period. The new law
specifies that a certificate may be renewed with the completion of six
semester hours of college work in the
summer school. Until now, eight semester hours have been required.
(2) The new law also requires
that students applying for certificates
must include three semester hours of
government as one of the courses offered for the certificate. It further
specifies that this three semester
hours must be in United States Government. Our Government 223, which
we are offering this summer, satisfies this requirement.
Announcement is made
by administrative officials
of the appointment of
Mrs. F. Lee Duggan as
Registrar at Houston Junior College.