HOUSTON, TEXAS, APRIL 30,1928
SUMMER SCHOOL SCHEDULE
FOR JUNK IS
Dean Black Says Prospects
Bright for Leeland
By Garland Sadler
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
l(>. 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
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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
f 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 read-
* er 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 60 official votes. Only one
nomination blank is entitled to each
« Persons desiring to make nomina
tions 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 Io-
* cated in the conservatory on the second floor.
Everyone interested may vote as
*K many times as he wishes provided he
pays the one-cent additional fee for
each vote. Each ballot purchased
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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'3 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,
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WARS 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.
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
style 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 j
dean of the Houston Junior col- j
lege, compliments the discipline f
of the student body. He has |
had nine years experience in ad- j
ministrative teaching in Texas.
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 student body of the Houston junior col
"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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Building rise through the
toil of men, but institutions
spring from the heart.
Remember this in building
this institution we all love,
Houston Junior College.
Remember, too, that while
we build here we are creating something which in the
future will build men and
women to labor for the America of the future.
"How can we build a greater
Junior College?" you ask.
The answer is school spirit,
that intangible something we
call atmosphere and which
every coilege man will concede wields a greater influence over the students than
subjects taught i n classrooms.
School spirit causes thousands of young men to sweat
and toil on the football fields
of the country every year; to
take the buffets of strenuous
seasons—all with a smile because they are fighting for
It is a spirit akin to that
which prompted the youth of
America to offer itself up as
a sacrifice on the altar of the
owrld war, a spirit that builds
men and nations.
It is the same spirit that
Lindberg across the trackless
wastes of the Atlantic to victory and fame; that sent Commander Eyrd over the North
Pole and Floyd Bennet to
glory and death in Quebec.
It is the spirit that can make
Houston Junior College an insti-
PERIODS TO BE
HOUR AND HALF
IN NEW SESSION
Two Courses May Be Taken
With Semester Value
of Six Hours
The second summer session of
the Houston Junior College will
begin Monday, June the 4th, and
continue for a period of six
weeks, closing July 13th. Sessions will be held at the San Jacinto Senior High School building
five days a week, beginning at
8:00 a. m. and closing at 2 p. m.
Due to the change from the term
basis, to the semester basis, periods
will be one hour and a half in
length. Two courses may be
taken with semester value of six
hours or term value of nine hours.
Extension work will be offered in
History and English by the Sam
Houston State Teachers College, in
Education and Social Sciences by the
University of Texas. Credits for extension work will be interchangeable.
All students taking advanced work
must make arrangements with the
representatives from Sam Houston
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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 a
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 Hollard 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. hi 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.