FOR JUNIORS IS
Dean Black Says Prospects
Bright for Leeland
By Garland Sadler j
Prospects for a new building for
the Houston Junior College are exceedingly bright and in the:
near future students of the
college will probably enroll in
a building located at Leeland Avenue
and Louisiana Street, according to F.
M. Black, dean of the college.
"The School Board now has an option on a large tract of land adjoining Taylor school, *' Mr. Black declared. "This land is now occupied by
the Y. M. C. A. tennis courts and the
Humble Oil company baseball park.
"It is very probable that the new
Junior College building will be erected
here. At present tentative plans are
being formulated which, if accepted
by the School Board, will include in
the new Junior College building, space
for a new senior high school, perhaps
to take the place of Sam Houston high
May Buy Park.
"If this site is accepted it is also
very probable that West End baseball
park will also be purchased and used
as an athletic field by the Houston
Junior College," Mr. Black continued.
"The need for a Junior College is
indeed great, and at present we are
continually stepping upon the heels of
San Jacinto high school students.
There are naturally some conflicts between the two student bodies even
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COUGARS MAY 5
Cougar track team and the South
Park thinly clads of Beaumont will be
pitted against each other Saturday,
May 5, on the Junior College field in
the first track meet of the season.
Each school boasts an array of track
stars, and the meet promises to be
For Houston Junior College, Bo
Martin will speed down the cinder
track in the dashes. Byron Sadler
will step the 440-yard dash, with Roy
Carley running the distance races. In
the field events, Guseman, Savage
and Barker will hurl the discus and
put the shot. Cherault is entered in
the pole vault and Savage in the high
A large attendance at the meet is
expected, since there is no school on
Saturday, the day of the event.
Lose to H. J. C
Houston Junior College debating
team caused one of the major upsets
of the year in forensic circles when
it scored a judges decision over e
University of Texas team representing the Athenaeum Literary Society
at Austin, March 3.
The winning team was composed
of Richard Speed, sophomore, and
Garland Sadler, freshman.
The University was represented by
Billy Hamblem and Leroy Jefferies,
the same team that captured the state!
title for Ho Hard High School two
Judges of the contest were 0. C.
Corry, instructor in economics; G. W.
Stumberb, professor of law, and Miss
Mollie Montgomery of the public
speaking department. Houston Junior
College won by a two to one decision.
H. W. Harris, instructor in public
speaking, former coach of the varsity
coach of the Houston Junior College
debating team at Texas, and now
team, revealed plans for bringing the
Southwest Texas State Teachers college debaters to Houston within the
next few weeks.
An effort will be made to place H.
J. C. in a debate conference next
year, and a fight will be staged for
a state junior college championship,
Mr. Harris said.
Members of the debate squad: J.
Curry, T. Price, R. Speed, G. Sadler,
and Henderson, have engaged in six
contests this season, winning three and
tying one. No decision was rendered
in two of the debates. Defeated teams
include Sam Houston high school,
Athenaeum society (University of
Texas), and Caldwell high school. Tied
Sam Houston; no decision, Waco and
Navasota high schools.
Hot Weiner Roast on Cold
Night, Not So Hot
By Jack Barker
My dear little classmates and playmates, were you ever invited to come
out to the wilds to a weiner roast?
And did it turn off cold enough to
freeze the horns off a brass monkey,
and when you got out there you
found it had been postponed? The
above happened to the writer.
Boy, it was cold! I caught one of
those fast street cars that abound
in Houston, and as I stepped
off at Eagle street, one of my procrastinating team-mates nearly ran
over me. He informed me that the
affair had been postponed. I wanted proof. , I got it. After riding
several rough miles in his fresh air
cage, I was ready to postpone anything, except my death
Hermann Park was as bare as my
hand, and there was no fire in the
fireplace. I declared the weiner roast
a huge success, in hot language. I
understand that later, there was a wee
bit of a crowd present, but all the
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Eight Cougar athletes will be a-
warded basketball letters and sweaters, according to recommendations of
the athletic council made public Friday.
The men who will be thus honored
are: Oliver "Bo" Martin, Johnny
Bugg, "Pooch'' Jones, Oliver Guseman, Walter Scarborough , Murray
Addison, Bert Adkins and Irvin Wald-
Awards will be made amid suitable
presentation ceremonies as soon as the
3tyle of sweaters is determined and
other plans completed within the next
The Cougar basketball team won
the majority of games played the
past season, losing only to the high
school team of the city. And now all
students are eagerly turning their
eyes toward next year when it is predicted Sam Houston Junior College
will turn out a championship quintet.
Naasson K. Dupre
Naasson K. Dupre, assistant
dean of the Houston Junior col- .
lege, compliments the discipline I
of the student body. He has I
had nine years experience in ad- j
ministrative teaching in Texas. j
Students and faculty members of
the Houston Junior College will look
'em over, wage a red hot election,
and during the ensuing month select
from their number those best qualified
to fill seven positions of honor.
Some student will be selected as
1. The Most Popular Girl; 2. The
Most Popular Boy; 3. The Most Popular Faculty Member; 4. The Prettiest
Girl; 5. The Most Handsome Boy; 6.
The Most Representative Student; 7.
The Most Witty Student.
Rules of the Contest.
At the end of this article the reader will find an official nominating
blank listing all of the above seven
selections. This coupon gives your
seven first choices for the places
listed and starts each nominee off
with 50 official votes. Only one
nomination blank is entitled to each
Persons desiring to make nominations should clip the coupon and write
the full name of their choice for each
of the selections in the blank spaces
provided on the coupon.
The nomination blank should then
be placed in the official ballot box located in the conservatory on the second floor.
Everyone interested may vote as
many times as he wishes provided he
pays the one-cent additional fee for
each vote. Each ballot purchased
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DEFINITION OF "IT"
By Opal Beane
With apologies to William E. Schultz
If man could exist without pep,
would there be such facilities as we
have offered to us today? Would
there be any effort toward education ?
Would there be prosperity such as
The answer to all these questions
Then what is this IT—this will-o-
"Vigor, vitality, vim and punch
The courage to act on a sudden
The nerve to tackle the hardest
With feet that climb and hands
And a heart that never forgets
Sand and grit in a concrete base
A friendly smile on a honest face
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MR. DUPRE LAUDS
Naasson K. Dupre, assistant dean
of the Houston Junior college and
recognized authority in the organization of junior colleges, has nothing
but praise when speaking of the stu
dent body of the Houston junior college.
"We have one of the best student
bodies with which I have ever dealt."
said Mr. Dupre.
"The full-time students are for the
most part students who come here
for an education. We have had a
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Thrilling Drama, 'Tea Toper Tavern,'
Was Presented by Dramatic Club
At San Jacinto High School Friday
Mary Elizabeth Rigg and Richard Ragland Are Given Leading
Roles in Character Play-
By Alleen Pickett.
"Tea Toper Tavern," was presented by members of the Houston
Junior College Dramatic Club of
which Coach John R. Bender is sponsor, at the auditorium of the San Jacinto High School at 8:15 p. m. Friday.
Leading roles of the play, which was
under the expert direction of Mrs. Lillian Blocker of the expression department of the Houston Conservatory of
Music, were taken by Mary Elizabeth
Rigg, president of the club, playing
the part of Sally Lee Dixon, and
Richard Ragland, cast in the role of
Others taking major parts were Hild-
da Ellison, as Marion Day, a canny
chaperon; Bernice Newton, Rosamond
Reid, Marion's niece and just out of
college; Annie Ruth Moore, Ann
Annesley, a social service fiend; Garland Sadler, Barry Reid, Rosamond's
freshman brother; Mildred Braman,
Marriett Annesley, Ann's younger
sister; Glady's Hitchcock, Tess, Ann's
protege from the village; Eugene Jackson, Mike Ryan, a susceptible policeman; Richard Speed, Brian Pierpont,
a brilliant young lawyer; Byron Sadler, Rev. Archibald Perry, pastor of
the village flock; Joseph Maniscalco:
John Sedgwick, an old flame of Miss
Day; Anna Ray Qualtrough, Gloria
Sherwood Jerome, a fascinating widow; and Shelley Jordan, as Celeste,
The plot of the play concerns three
college graduates. Dixie, Rosamond,
and Ann, who, inspired with the determination to aid the college endowment fund, decide to open a tea room.
Through the efforts of Brian, an
admirer of Rosamond, they secure a
charming old home, the property of
Dallas Thorne, a wealthy young fellow who has been much in the public
notice on account of his engagement
to Gloria Sherwood, beauty and belle,
who on the eve of the wedding eloped
with another wealthy suitor.
Dallas returns home unexpectedly
and is hired as a servant in his own
home by Dixie. He is not given time
to explain his position. Gloria has 3e'
cured a divorce and is again very
much in evidence.
Things start happening. Gloria
again tries to ensnare Dallas. There
is a costume ball; cases of smallpox
and chicken pox, and the house, with
its queer personnel, is quarantined.
SUMMER SCHOOL SCHEDULE—
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conversation. Prerequisite, two years
of college Spanish, or three or four
years of high school Spanish. Mrs.
Art 113. Illustration, Lettering,
Color Harmonies. Free hand drawing
of simple plants, tree shapes, figures
and animals in silhouette, and objects in two dimensions. Booklet and
poster making. Construction with paper, cardboard, thin wood, and clay.
Designing of simple border, and all
over patterns, an of appropriate decorations for booklets and constructed
articles. Methods of presenting work
to elementary grade pupils. Miss
Art 123. Study of foreshortened
circle. Drawing elliptical objects singly and in groups. Drawing objects in
pencil line and in light and shade,
making water color drawings of objects showing high lights and shadows. Poster making through paper cut
shapes and tempera color. Stencilling
in light and dark and in color. Wood
block printing. Japanese bookbinding. Miss Rucker.
Art 213. Object drawing in outline,
tend light and shade. Prospective,
parallel and two point with free hand
sketching of objects. Composition,
plants, landscapes, still life in light
and dark, and in color. Color harmonies. Design, border and all over pat
terns from geometric and nature motifs. Lettering applied to cards, books,
portfolios, etc. Miss Rucker.
Music 113. Presentation of rote
songs, the child voice in singing and
treatment of the unmusicial child, ear
training, sight reading, elementary
theory, study of major scales and simple rhythmic problems.
Music 123. Continued study of rote
songs, further development of music
reading, introducing more advanced
tonal and rhythmic problems, melodic
dictation, major and minor scales.
Music 213. Continued study of rote
songs, more difficult music reading,
more advanced rhythmic problems,
chromatics, interval studies in diatonic major scale, continued study of
melodies in minor in minor, simple
Physical Education 113. Principles
and Methods of Physical Education:
historical and social background; general principles governing physical
diagnosis and corrective work; emphasis on organization and administration. Text-book and research. Five
time3 per week. Credit, three semester hours. Mr. Bender.
Physical Education 123. Personal
and Community Hygiene: fundamentals in school health; supervision and
medical inspection; mental and social
hygiene; hygiene of nutrition of the
respiratory system, of the circulatory
system, etc. Text- book and research.
Five times per week. Credit, three
semester hours. Mr. Bender.
Physical Education 113-123. Practical gymnasium class work consisting of formal exercises, tumbling,
apparatus work, sports and games,
3tunts, and general recreational activities. Three times per week. Mr.
Bender and Miss Mackey.
S. H. S. T. C. Extension Courses
Advanced courses in history and
English will be offered by Mr. Huffor.
These courses may be taken by those
who meet the requirements laid down
by the College. Credits will be recorded as Teachers College credits and
may be transferred to other colleges. Students desiring to register
for these courses should make necessary arrangements with Mr. Huffor.
Poor boy, did you lose your finger?
No, Virginia, I didn't have time to
wait so I left it with the manicurist to