Published by the Journalism Students of the Houston Junior College
HOUSTON, TEXAS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1931
WILL DEBATE IN
T. J. C. P.S. MEET
Westminster Junior College First j
Debater To Be Here
1-ACT PLAYS SCHEDULED
Contests Both in Houston and
Other Cities for Boys
This year, for the first time in its
history, Houston Junior College is a
member of the Texas Junior College
Public Speaking Association.
Schedules for debates, oratorical contests and one-act plays for the term
have been announced by Coach Harvey
The first debate subject is: "Resolved, That the Nations of the World
Should Adopt Free Trade."
Junior College will be represented by
both boys and girls.
The first debate will be in Houston,
April 10, between Westminster Junior
College and H. J. C. Final debates at
Temple Junior College at Bryan are
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CASY FOR "NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH"
CAGE GIRLS COP
Win Four Out of Seven of Games
With a Total Score of
Co-eds of Houston Junior College
have as capable a basketball team as
the boys and we are proud of their
list of victories.
Under the efficient management of
Mr. Pease and Mr. French, their
coaches, they have shown great ability
and set a fine example of good sportsmanship. The girls have worked hard
and played good clean games.
The first team lineup is: Forwards,
Melanne Garrett, Pauline Ault, Mrs. C.
F. Phelps; centers, Madolyn McGraw,
Edith Lord; guards, Helen Tomlin,
Elizabeth Rummel (captain), Maudie
Total Scores—H. J. C. 36, Humble Oil
13; H. J. C. 22, Southwestern Bell 36;
H. J. C. 52, Rice Institute Y. W. C. A.,
8; H. J. C. 14, Baptist Temple 13; H. J.
C. vs. Rice Hotel Laundry, game called;
H. J. C. 18, West End Baptist 12; H. J.
C. 21. Dr. Peppers 27.
"Nothing But The Truth" Proves
Skill of Students in
W. LEMMONPLAYS LEAD
Phyllis Workman Has Role of
Gwendolyn Ralston in
"Nothing But the Truth," James
Montgomery's well-known comedy
success, was presented by the John R.
Bender Dramatic club, Wednesday
night, February 25, in the Junior College auditorium.
This comedy pleased the audience
because it was jammed with hilarious
humor from start to finish. The story
is centered around a ten thousand dollar bet made by a young broker, Robert Bennett, the conditions of the bet
being that he would tell the absolute
truth for twenty-four hours. The bet
was made after he had urged his fiance to invest the ten thousand dollars
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Here is a part of the cast of the play "Nothing But the Truth" which was presented in the auditorium Wednesday
night. Seated, left to right: Nora Louise Calhoun, Kenneth Phillips, and Lucille Cafcalas. Standing, left to right: Magda
" le, Albert Kindel, Jane Witherspoon, Jimmie Bertrand and Phyllis Workman.
MUSIC A FEATURE AT
H. J. C. ASSEMBLY
Hawaiian and popular music by an
instrumental quartet was an attractive feature of the assembly meeting
Wednesday night, February 18.
The quartet is composed of W. R.
Robertson, director, Vic Ernest, Vernon j
Sheffield, and Leo Day. All are from
the Christensen School of Music. The
program was well received by the students and the artists responded with
an encore number. An announcement
of note was that Houston's own beloved
poet, Judd Mortimer Lewis, would
speak at the next assembly on Wednesday, February 25.
Members of the cast of the play to
be presented also on the same date
Can You Beat the
Tale of This Dog?
Believe it or not, this is a true
A couple living in Pennsylvania
bought a dog but couldn't keep him
at home. Regularly each morning
the animal would disappear but was
sure to return shortly after noon.
The couple thought to break the dog
of his roving disposition so sent him
to board at the kennels.
A few days later a brakeman and
a conductor came to the house.
"Did that dog of yours get killed?"
The couple explained what they
"Well, I'll be doggoned," ejaculated the conductor. "Do you know
that dog of yours used to sneak
aboard the 9:30 train every day for
Philadelphia. We sort of got to like
him; looked for him, petted him, and
fed him. He used to be absent for
about an hour after arriving but
never failed to be back in time to
catch the 11:30 for home. When he
ceased coming, we missed him,
found out he belonged to you and
came to ask if he had been run
over or killed."
RECEPTION FOR NEW
Welcoming about 85 new students to
Junior College, the Student Association
sponsored a reception Friday, February
13, in the gym of the school.
The music was very good and everyone had a good time.
Members of the faculty present were:
Mr. Miner, Miss Thomason, Mrs. Bender, Mr. Dupree, and Mr. Harris.
HOLDS FIRST MEET
Students of the Houston Junior College, with a B average, attended the
first meeting of the Honorary Society
in the home of Miss Earlene Gunn,
The society proposes to stimulate interest for higher grades among students, as well as to create social interest.
Plans for regular meetings, organization, and various other steps of the
club were discussed.
The club expects soon to select a
suitable pin as a society emblem.
All students, carrying three or more
courses are eligible for membership.
Mrs. Soul, French teacher and sponsor of the club, urges students who are
interested to report, either to her
Mrs. John R. Bender.
J C. ENROLLMENT
Count for 1931 Shows 578 Boys
And Girls Registered in
Houston Junior College surpassed all
other junior colleges in Texas last year
enrollment when the total reached
730 enrolled students May, 1930.
The count for 1931 stands at 578.
There were 3,537 students in junior
colleges last year. This number does
not include denominational junior colleges or those under the control of
A. and M.
Exactly 88 new students enrolled for
the second term of school. Of this
number 49 were boys and 40 were
A partial list of enrollment in various city junior colleges follows:
Amarillo Junior College 125
Brownsville Junior College
Clarendon Junior College _..._ 67
Edinburg Junior College
Gainesville Junior College
Hillsboro Junior College
Houston Junior College .
Paris Junior College __.._.
Ranger Junior College
San Angelo Junior College..
San Antonio Junior College
South Park Junior College
Temple Junior College ..._
Texarkana Junior College.-...
Tyler Junior College . _
Victoria Junior College-— _.
Wichita Falls Junior College
Woodul Bill Would
a Reduce J. C. Tuition
Reduced tuition fees in the college may result from the action of
Senator Woodul of Harris County
who Friday introduced a bill in the
senate providing for the Houston
independent school district to operate the College.
The bill provides for direct supervision and operation of the school
by the district board, whereas two
boards would be necessary should
the district now attempt to operate
a college. Likewise provision is
made in the bill for a special tax
to care for expenses which, at present, are being solely met by tuition
fees charged the students.
A petition signed by 500 and a
two-thirds majority vote would be
necessary to create the special fund.
Senator Woodul's bill would make
it possible to take care of students
more adequately and would smooth
out other phases of college opera-
NEW CLASSES IN
Sufficient Enrollment Has Made
It Possible To Add
Nine new classes have been added
to the Houston Junior college spring
1931 schedule, according to N. K. Dupre, assistant dean.
A sufficient enrollment in the varies courses has made it possible to add
Among the courses added are-
Chemistry 114, with S. L. Bishkin as
instructor; Education 113 by A. L Kerbow; History H3 by Wallace H. Miner
instructor of history; English 113
taught by Miss Sue Thomason; Spanish Aa under the instruction of Miss
Undine Stockard; Mathematics 113 by
E. W. Schuhmann, instructor of physics and mathematics; Government 213
with M. A. Miller as instructor; Education 213 by S. W. Henderson, professor of education, and Engineering 113
under the instruction of J. A. Herrington.
Here's the best recipe for
Select your goal; travel in a straight
line toward it.
GIRLS WILL CHOOSE
NEW CLUB MEMBERS
New and old girls of H. J. C. are invited to submit their names for membership into the Cougar Collegians, pep
club, it was announced February 18,
by Mrs. Bender, dean of girls.
Three years ago Opal Beane, first
club president, organized the club with
the assistance of Miss Mackey, gym
instructor; the Cougar Collegians have
proved an asset to the college. The
athletic teams, dances, and other socials sponsored'by the college have had
the whole-hearted support of the club.
Club meetings are held every other
Monday at 7:15 p.m.
Mrs. Bender and Miss Thomason,
English instructor, are club sponsors.
OFFICERS ELECTED AT
PEP CLUB MEETING
Officers of the Cougar Collegians,
Junior College girls' pep club, for the
spring term are: President, Genevieve
Weldon; vice president, Rena Mai Butler; secretary, Lucille Cafcalas; and
treasurer, Hazel Taylor. The publicity
chairman has not yet been appointed.
Nominations for the offices were
made Monday night, February 9, at the
regular meeting of the pep club, and
the candidates were voted upon by secret ballot Wednesday night, February
11, at assembly.
The new officers will take up their
duties next Monday night at the regular semi-monthly meeting of the organization.
GLEE CLUB ENDS
Vocal music has for the time been
ended in the Houston Junior College
glee club. This club was organized at
the opening of the spring term under
the directorship of H. V. Nigro. Weekly
meetings are held at the home of the
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FIVE NEW BOOKS HAVE
ARRIVED FOR SCHOOL
Five new books have been received
at the library this week, it was an- "
nounced today. These books include
two on the theater which are interestingly written by authors who know
"Footlights and Spotlights," written
by Otis Skinner, one of the greatest
actors of the present day, is particularly worth reading. Mr. Skinner played the part of the beggar in "Kismet."
He played both the stage and the
screen versions of the now famous
play. His acting has been commented
upon favorably by dramatic reviewers
in all sections of the country.
Books, their authors, and publishers
are listed below:
Barry, William—"The Papacy and
Modern Times"—London, Williams &
Benjamin, Harold—"An Introduction
to Human Problems"—Cambridge,
Craig, Edward Gordon—"On the Art
of the Theatre"—London, Heinemann,
DeMorgan, Augustus — "Study and
Difficulties of Mathematics"—Chicago,
Open Court. 1902.
Skinner, Otis—"Footlights and Spotlights"—Indian, Bobbs-Merrill. c(1923).