PUBLISHED BY THE JOURNALISM STUDENTS OF THE HOUSTON JUNIOR COLLEGE
HOUSTON, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1932
H. J. C. PUPILS
TO BE GIVEN
Houston Junior college has been included in the University of Chicago
scholarships for students of business
adminitration, according to an announcement by Dr. E. E. Oberholtzer,
president of the Junior college.
These scholarships are open only to
a. limited number of schools in the
United States and are awarded annually to graduates of schools of business
Each scholarship provides for the
payment of tuition for the first year of
residence in the school of administration at Chicago university. In addition,
the present tuition of $100 a quarter
and the scholarship appointment
made for three quarters.
The Junior college will select several
candidates for the scholarship annually-
They will be chosen with regard to
scholastic standing, extra - curriculam
work, personal traits and other important facts.
Dr. Oberholtzer issued the following
statement regarding the scholarships:
"Such recognition of the Houston
Junior college is , noteworthy in that
the college is only four years old. I
believe the school richly deserved this
honor and I am proud to say that we
accepted the honor."
Dean F. M. Black described the
as a fitting tribute to the high scholastic ranking of the Junior college wtih
other such institutions in the country.
"In my opinion, the awarding of the
Chicago university scholarships to the
Houston Junior college is a great tribute to its scholastic standing among
other junior colleges in our nation,"
Dr. Black stated.
Assistant Dean N. K. Dupre pointed
out that the scholarships will encourage a high standard for the Junior college school of business administration.
Cream Of The Crop!!
H. J. C. GIRLS IN
WIN OVER RICE
Undefeated, the H. J. C. girls basketball team won over Eice in a hard-
fought battle last Friday night in the
H. J- C. gymnasium.
Playing a two-division game, Doris
. McVicker, who has formerly played
forward, was able to get the tip-off
from Miss Ehlert of Eice and also put
the ball in the basket. McVicker scored the most points, followed by Avis
Louise Morgan, the most sensational
player on the team, was put out of the
game on account of personal fouls.
However, she was allowed to play in
the last quarter. One of Rice's players,
who should have gone out on personal
fouls, had to remain in the game because there was no one to take her
Ehlert of Rice made most of the 19
points scored by Eice.
Paul Gilder refereed the game.
Rice— —H. J. C.
HOUSTON CLUB WILL BE
SCENE OF SLIME AFFAIR
Plans are being formulated for the
fourth annual mid-term reception for
new students to be held February 5,
according to an announcement by N.
K. Dupre, assistant dean of the Junior
The dance will be held at the Houston club in honor of the new students
who enrolled in the Junior college at
the beginning of the second semester.
"Previous receptions have been such
successes that it will be netesary to
take steps to eliminate other than
students of the Junior college to prevent the hall from being overcrowded,"
Mr. Dupre announced.
Members of the faculty will welcome
the new students to the Junior college
and all old students will act as hos'
to the incoming members of the student
body. The directors of the Junior college have also been invited to attend
Dancing will be held from nine until
twelve o'clock with a popular dance
orchestra of Houston furnishing the
music for the occasion.
Substitutions: (H.J.C.) Scott for Morgan. Eslinger for Parks. (Rice) Still-
man and Barker for Ferricks.
SAYS MRS. BENDER
Many places are still open to ambitious actors in the play, "Polly with a
Past," to be presented by the ohn R.
Bender Dramatic Club March 4, according to Mrs. Pearl C. Bender, sponsor of the club.
"Some twenty-odd parts are used in
the play, and we need talent," said
Mrs. Bender Tuesday. "Anyone wishing to try out has only to come see me,
and I will give them the necessary instructions."
The play is of three acts, and will be
directed by the able Mrs. L. T. Hooker,
who early in the fall term directed the
three one-act plays produced by the
Practice for the play is going oi
present, so anyone desiring a part
should get in touch with Mrs. Bender
SOPHOMORE CLASS TO
HOLD BALL IN MARCH
The sophomore class will hold its
annual ball during tha last part of
February or early in March, President
Jim Bertrand announced early thi
The dance committee, headed Ly
Fred Aebi, chairman, is investigating
the various ball rooms and orchestras
of the city and when a selectio
made, the final plan for the ball
Tentative plans call for a semi-formal
dance. The ball room will be appropriately decorated and efforts are being made to secure one of Houston',
outstanding dance orchestras.
Proceeds from the dance will be used
to defray the expenses of the sopho
more class for the remainder of the
current school year.
Mr. French is serving as faculty ad
visor for the sophomore ball.
IN BEAUTY RACE
At last, the Cougar is able to announce the winners of its Beauty Contest. Nelda Smith won in the sophomore division, while Ruth Depperman
won in the freshman division.
For four months the Cougar had
sponsored the contest, and up to last
Wednesday, there were some eleven
votes cast. Purely dissatisfied and disgusted with the enthusiasm shown by
H. J. C. students, the Cougar groped
its way bbndly in the dark, trying
vainly to hit upon some new way to
get student opinion.
Suddenly, the individual ballot plan
sprung up. It was decided to give the
plan a trial, consequently, the ballots
were printed before the Wednesday
night assembly. As a result, some 614
votes were cast, and the opinion of almost every Junior college student was
The votes were collected and counted
by the president of the Students' Association and three faculty members
Friday night. Nelda Smith had 520
votes, and Ruth Depperman had 550
votes. Hulda Alexander ran second to
Nelda in the soph division, while Melbadel Wright came in behind Ruth,
both being beaten by good majorities.
The staff of the Cougar is finally
pleased with the attitude shown by the
student body, and is now looking for
some new way to further enliven it
As an explanation to some of its -
readers who may think that the contest was decided mainly by the popularity of the contestants rather than
beauty, the Cougar wishes to explain
the word "beauty" to them. "Beauty"
does not paritcularly pertain to outward appearance. Rather, it pertains
to beauty of character, soul, and personality. Certainly, one who only has.
a pretty face and a shapely body is
not beautiful -
All of the girls entered in the Cougar
Beauty contest were beautiful, but
Nelda and Ruth were chosen most
beautiful. Every H. J. C. student was
given votes. The Cougar congratulates
you on your choice.
A Short Story by James L. Julian
If you want the real story of Fred- inches
die Bunn, All-Am erica football star for
two seasons, you must go back to the
year 1928. That was his freshman year
at Siwash College and my tenth year
as head football coach.
I have read., in the papers many
times where he was a natural born
football player. That isn't so, he
learned everything he knew and inherited none of it.
The first time I saw him was at the
beginning of the '28 season- One day
while I was busy with a practice session he strolled up to me and says:
"Coach, I want to learn to play football".
"Then why don't you hire a tutor?"
"Oh", he blushed, "I want to play
I told him he was big-hearted and
walked off. Us coaches have gotta retain our independence and I thought
it was cute to treat him that way for
two reasons. First, he was a freshmi
and second, he didn't look like a foot
ball player. He
tall and only weighed 165
pounds and had legs like a canary.
He reminded me of a Zepplin mooring
The next day the line coach spoke to
me about him. He said the kid was a
trackman and fast as a streak of lightning. He informed me the kid could
step off a hundred yards in ten flat,
and that he should be worth something on the football field. I told the
line coach the track and gridiron were
two different things and I didn't like
him because of the way he approached
me. And on top of that he was skinny
and when he spoke his Adam's apple
quavered- If there are anything I dislike its skinny legs and vibrating
Adam's apple. Every time I see ;
quavering Adam's apple I have an insatiable desire to squeeze it into ap
All during that year the freshmai
coach gave the kid special instructions
daily. But I never paid much attention to the human bean-pole until the
next season when he came up for the
varsity. With Bunn from the fresh-
feet, four man squad came two of
blocking backs Siwash has ever produced. Graduation had hit Siwash hard
the year before and we had only two
veteran backfield men left from the
previous season. So as a last resort,
and as much as I disliked Freddie-the-
Freshman Bunn and his Adam's apple
that had St. Vitus' dance, I decided to
build Siwash's offense around him.
That was good strategy on my part,
I soon found out, but then I felt a little uncertain. I handed Bunn a ball
and told him to kick it He had learned quite a bit during his first year. I
took him under my wing and gave him
an hour every day of special training.
This lasted for about three weeks and
his progress was so remarkable that in
the first game of the '29 season he was
His running game was excellent. He
had learned most of the tricks—pivot,
knee action, hip swing, straight-arm,
change of pace and above all, speed.
He later developed into one of the
most elusive runners who ever roamed
a football field. He was hard to tackle
and harder to bring down after he
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GIVEN TO STUDENTS
These students of the Junior college
who paid their tuition in full during
tho registration period received a 10
per cent reduction in tuition for the
This reduction was made possible by
the executive committee of the school
in accordance with tbe recent cut in
salaries received by the faculty.
"We believe that the students of the
Junior college deserved this benefit
and due to the cut the faculty recently
received, the executive committee voted
for the lower tuition," Assistant Dean
N. K. Dupre stated.
All students who registered at the
early period and who did not pay their
fees in full were permitted to make
additional payments in order to benefit
by the new ruling.
Students unable to pay their tuition
in advance did not receive the reduction in their fees. However, they were
able to make notes with the college for
their payments and will be able to
take up these notes at various periods
during the term.
"The executive committee regretted
that all students would net share the
reduction alike, but owing to the circumstances, we believe the new ruling
to be fair to all concerned," Mr. Dupre
This reduction is in keeping with the
reduced school budget for 1932 and
places the Junior college within Its
limits for the new year.