HOUSTON. TEXAS, WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER 15. 1930
The Cougar is pleased to announce
that this column will be maintained
throughout the year to provide an
opportunity for all students and
friends cf the Houston Junior college
to discuss any subject Involv'ng an
opinion of interest to the college.
Those who have u burning desire to
express themselves on a college affair or otherwise will find ready
sympathy In "JUST TALK."
THE CHAIN GANG
A school 's as strong as its weakest pupil; like a chain, it is made up
of links. Did you know that every
pupil in this school is a Ink. and
that pupil to pupil, link to link, we
make a chain by which we can pull
our school upward to the sky or
wallow it down in the mud?
If we are going to call ourselves
such, wo had better be strong, well-
rounded and sound. And if there are
any who are too weak to stand up
under the strain, then these are the
links that ought to be missing.
We can't get anywhere by tearing
down, we've got to build up—and
what's more we've got to build together. Just remember, our assemblies aren't the worst In the world,
our faculty isn't the most radical thai
has been known, our freshmeu aren't
the greenest, and our sohomores are
by no means dumb! We've got a
GOOD school and just as long as we
stick together and pull forward, link
by link, wer'e going to be sitting on
top of the world.
Thanks, Dorothy, we're mighty
proud of you in our student-body, and
such an opt'mistic altitude and outlook could not come to us at a more
A PLEA FOR HARMONY
Porspects for a studenl orchestra
look mighty slim: in fact, the idea
looks Impossible. Studenl programs
are Irregular, hours are scarce, and
It is doubtful if enough students
could get together and agree on a
suitable time for rehearsals.
Sounds like the student orchestra
plan is doomed, doesn't it? Well, it
is not! We CAN have an orchestra,
and every student can be a member.
It won't take extra time, either; we'll
practice when we are doing other
things, and if our instruments are In
tune, we'll make excellent harmony.
Heres' the whole secret: Get in
tune with your fellow-classmates, cooperate with your team and with
your teachers. Then, and only then,
will this school be one whole, harmonious symphony!
That's great, Genevieve, and if
Junior College can't sit up and take
notice of that challenge, we'll take
. . .
PEP, ROMEOS, FRESHMEN, ETC.
How about a little more school
spirit? Our football team is fighting,
let's back them, whal do you say?
H. J. C. has a real pep organization;
watch them do things.
Did you know that there is a dramatic club out here? Well, there is,
and there Is a chance for you
Komeos and Juliets to do your stuff.
Have you noticed out* freshmen
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Meeting for the first lime under
the direct'on of their new sponsor
and coach, Mr. Nigro, the John It.
Mender Dramatic Club met Monday
night at 9:30 pnd elected officers for
the new season. Plans were formulated by the club for a series of four
plays lo be presented during the winter season.
Officers chosen by ihe club were R.
Willard Nesmith, president; Jane
Witherspoon. v'ce president; Genevieve Weldon, secretary; Roy Tien-
ert, treasurer; Harold Wood, re-
Botb Mr. Nigro ind Mrs. Render,
the inspirational director of the club,
expressed their appreciation of the
select on of officers and said thai
they were confident of the most successful dramatic season In the history of the school.
"Okay" has been selected by the
club for presentation as a warm-up
and opener for the season. Cast will
be selected and work of production
will begin immediately.
THURSDAY NITE DANCE
SERIES TO BE STARTED
OCT. 16, PRITCHARD'S
The first of a series of Thursday
nite dances to be staged throughout
the season has been announced for
the night of October 16th at Hallie
Pritchard's Studio, located at 3210
Main street. The purpose of the
dance i3 to furnish a social function
for friends and members of the Houston Junior College student-body.
Certain members of the student-
body who recognized the need of such
a get-together for the students have
assumed the responsibility for staging a series of dances and entertainments to be held at least twice a
menth, or weekly If the attendance is
sufficient to warrant such a move.
Sponsors of the dance wish to extend a cordial invitation to all
friends of the Junior College to attend. Stags will be tolerated and the
usual prices will prevail. Music will
be furnished by the same orchestra
which furnished such excellent tlance
tempo on Freshman Night.
FOR THREE STUDENTS
OF JUNIOR COLLEGE
American Business Men's Club
and Delphian Assembly
Honor Prominent Members of
Houston Junior College scholarships have been awarded for this
year to three of the most popular and
deserving students in the college.
Those receiving high honors are M;ss
Christine Fitzgerald, R. Willard Nesmith. and Jack Thurman.
Miss Fitzgerald received her scholarship from the Delphian Assembly.
She graduated from John H. Reagan
high school in the class of 1930. She
was prominent in girls' activities,
particularly athletics, and was voted
the most popular girl in the school
during her career at Reagan. She is
the daughter of Rev. A. G. Fitzgerald, pastor of the Westheimer Presbyterian church.
R. Willard Nesmith, who received
a scholarship from the American
Business Men's club, is also a graduate of the John H. Reagan high
school, class of 1928. During his
high school career he was active in
athletics and was editor of the school
paper and annual. He was an officer
of the class of '28 and was voted the
most representative boy in the
school. In 1928 and 1929 he attended
Texas A. and M. College where he
was active in cross-country, basketball, and track. He transferred his
activities to Houston Junior College
in 1929-30 where he became a leader
In student activities and lettered In
football and basketball.
An American Business Men's Club
scholarship was also awarded to
John Thurman. In 1928 he graduated from San Jacinto high school
and continued lira work the following year at Houston Junior College.
He was prominent in dramatics at
the college, particularly in (he musical farce, "Trial by Jury," presented
last year by the Dramatic club.
FOR 1930 CLASSES
Setting a new precedent ih!s year,
Junior college has selected again
both sponsors of last year's classes
to act again as directors of the des-
tin'es of the freshman and sopho-
Mr. Harvey W. Harris, popular
English instructor, will serve again
in his 1929 capacity as freshman
Mr. Harris does not agree with
popular op'nion in bolieving that first-
year students of a college are not
so green that their status quo is nil.
Ho believes instead that freshmeu
should be bound together by strong
class ties and traditions into the very
heart of the student body.
However, he refuses to dictate the
policies of the class in any way. He
allows the class to learn its way
about with only a guiding hand when
in danger or a crisis appears.
Mr. Harris is enthusiastic concerning the prospects of the new cla-s
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GIVES BRIDGE PARTY
AS SCHOLARSHIP AID
Scholarship, character, aet'vlties—
these are the qualifications upon
which the Delphian Assembly will
judge applicants for the annual scholarship which tbe assembly Is offering each year to one grl graduate
of a Houston high school. The scholarship amounts to $200.
The winner this year—the- first
year this scholarship has been offered—is Miss Christine Fitzgerald,
daughter of Rev. and Mrs. A. G. Fitzgerald, 901 Irvine, Houston. This
years' winner is a graduate of John
H. Reagan high school.
A bridge party, sponsored by (be
Delphians for the benefit of th s
scholarship fund, was given Thursday, October 9, at Ihe city auditorium.
Mrs. C. S. Kinney Is chairman for
the Delphian Assembly scholarship
fund, and Mrs. A. B. Foster is president of this organization.
COUGARS PLAYED TO
SCORELESS TIE BY
Henry of La Porte and McKibben of Houston Junior
College Are the Outstanding
Stars of Conflict.
Fighting valiantly and refusing to
be scored upon even by a team
stronger, heavier and more experienced, the St. Mary's team from La-
Porte fought the Houston Junior
College Cougars to a scoreless tie at
We«i End Park, Saturday, October 11.
The Seminary team was back on
Ms heels throughout '.he game but
Klways had the neceisruy kick to
fight back and keep its goal l'ne uncrossed. Only once did the LaPorte
team threaten the Cougars and that
was when Picker, me opposing fullback punted out on the Cougar 20-
yard line and then intercepted a
pass. It was Seminary's ball on the
18-yard line and one minute remained to play. Three successive
passes failed and when the ball went
over McKibben got off a great punt
which travelled 80 yards and over
the goal line.
St. Mary's played without a substitute unt'l the last two minutes of
the game when Roemer was knocked
out and carried from the field. A
few seconds later Galiager went into
the game and became the thirteenth
man of the Seminary team to see action. The LaPorte team was in excellent condition and showed a world
of fight throughout the game.
Henry, the visitors' left end, was
the outstanding player on the field
as he made some of the most vicious tackles ever seen at West End
Park. The mighty little mite, who
tips the scales at 130 pounds, drove
relentlessly into every play and
showed to advantage during the entire game.
McKibben ripped off gain after
gain for the Cougars and passed and
punted in great style.' His boots
averaged 44 yards and he was on the
throwing end of four successful
passes' which counted for 61 yards.
Warden also played a bang-up
game for the locals as did Slkes,
Barz'zza, Stoddart, Marasek and Kel-
mans. Warden made a number of
smashing tackles and covered punts
in great style. The entire center of
the line was a stone-wall which seldom refused to stop Ihe thrusts of
Houston Position St. Mary's
Matthews . Henry
Slkes .. Roemer
Lowe . Sullivan