PUBLISHED BY THE JOURNALISM STUDENTS OF THE HOUSTON JUNIOR COLLEGE
HOUSTON, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1933
New students, this Cougar is dedicated to you! The entire Cougar staff
has worked diligently in an effort to
make this paper of interest to you.
We hope you'll enjoy reading every
word of it—from the front page to the
By reading the Cougar it is our aim
for you to become better acquainted
with the student activities and to make
this college your college.
The old students are proud of this
school and they want you to be.
They wish that you co-operate with
us and enter into all student activities. There's a special place in every
organization in our institution for you
and we are asking you to join in our
activities. The sooner you get the good
ol' H. J .C. spirit the happier your
school days will be.
One of the outstanding events of the
season has been the remarkable record
of the H. J. C. girls' basketball team.
This sport has become one of the most
prominent in our college and is headed
for bigger and better things. To win
eight games out of ten is a record—
and something to think about.
You may not play basketball, but
you should certainly be interested
enough to go see the games and root
for your team.
While giving bouquets, let's compli
ment Avis Parks and Doris McVickers
for their splendid performance in
basketball games, also Mary Lou
Gaines, Cisco Kellogg, Ruth Sparks,
Jill Jenkins and LaVerne Ferguson
We've mentioned the boys' glee club
before. After their remarkable performance in assembly recently we are
even prouder of them. They are giving our school one of the essentials
that it needs along cultural lines,
Education is of no avail unless applied.
And it is certainly being applied by
Cortis Lawrence, who is enrolled as a
journalism student in our college. Miss
Lawrence has been named editor of
the "Shell Shock", special paper edited for Shell Refinery employes. The
paper is well edited and is something
new in the way of special papers
which many companies edit, as it has
withdrawn from the usual line of obvious advertising and is both newsy
and interesting. Much credit goes to
Miss Lawrence—she is a student to be
The students' association dance is
over. According to financial reports
—it wasn't very successful, but it was
obvious that the many couples enjoyed
the affair. We profit by our mistakes.
Probably in the future more interest
among the student body as a whole
can be aroused.
Many students, prominent in our
school activities, failed the student association by not attending the dance.
Maybe they had good reasons for disappointing us, but if every student
unable to attend had sold at least one
bid—our association wouldn't be worrying about the debt created, but
would have been able to give our
sociation the money so badly needed
for the loan fund.
Spring is in the air and with the
spring comes many thoughts of social
events the school will enter into this
One thing we should begin looking
forward to is the annual Junior College reception for senior high students
of Houston. According to the five
senior high principals over the city
there will be one of the largest graduating classes ever brought together at
one time and the annual reception this
year should be a success.
Another thought concerns the col-
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FROSH RECEPTION IS
ON SCHEDULE FOR
Special privileges granted for the
first time allow activity ticket-holders
and ex-students to attend the freshman reception next Friday night in
the gym. Ted Clifford's orchestra will
begin playing for dancing shortly after
9:30; intermissions will be filled by
Planned to acquaint new and old
students, this dance is usually limited
to members of Junior College. At this
time, ex-students must get special
permits from Mrs. Bender before the
dance, but surprisingly there are no
other restrictions. The entertainment
at intermissions will probably be furnished by several heated battles between ambitious pugilists.
As this is the second freshman reception of this Junior College term,
no class distinctions between host and
guest will be made. At the first freshman reception of the term the cry
was "garlic for the freshman"; now
the cry is changed to "frolic for the
freshman". The usual transportation
committee arrangements will be announced sometime this week by Jimmie Brinkley who has charge of arrangements for the dance.
Varied entertainment is offered by
the contrasts of Ted Clifford's smooth,
sophisticated type of music, added to
by the alto voice of Madora Leach,
and the fiery, ferocious actions of the
boxers. By startling innovations such
as this, committee members expect to
make the reception a resounding sue-
Both the activity tickets of students
and the special permits issued by Mrs.
Bender will be good for two people.
President Jimmie Brinkley hopes to
get the whole college out for this big
dance, as admittance costs nothing,
and transportation is assured. The
orchestra which has already proven
its ability at the freshman prom and
the student association dance has been
BOYS' CLUB OFFICIALS
Officers of the Guild Savant are pictured below. They are,
seated, left to right: Pat Foley, sergeant-at-arms; Le Roy Melcher, treasurer. Standing, left to right: Orlo McGeath, vice-
president; Bud Steeger, president, and James Julian, secretary.
—Courtesy Houston Post
H.J.C. SPEAKERS CLUB
The Speaking Club of the Houston
Junior College held its first meeting of
the new term last Friday. Armond
Castevens was elected president during the session.
He will be assisted by James Coulson, vice-president; Dorothy Tezmal,
secretary and treasurer; and Ed Smartt,
The club is to hold regular meetings every other Friday, and at the
next meeting a parliamentarian and a
program committee will be elected.
Prof. Harvey W. Harris is the sponsor of the Speakers' Club.
BOYS' CLUB NAMED
Junior College's newest men's
ganization, the Guild Savant, will have
a similar purpose as the Cougar i
legians; that purpose being to promote
interest in the student body and
Officers have already been elected
for the following year. The newly-
elected officers are as follows: Bud
Steeger, president; Orlo McGeath, vice-
president; James Julian, secretary; Le
Roy Melcher, treasurer; and Pat Foley,
sergeant -a t-arms.
All members of the organization
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GIRLS' PEP SQUAD
New members who have joined the
Cougar Collegian Club for the spring
term, will be honored by a morning
bridge-luncheon to be given at the
Harris Cream Top Dairy, Friday, February 17.
Guests may play bridge from 10 until 12, when luncheon will be served.
Every member of the club is urged
to bring as their guest a friend,
whether this friend is a student at
Junior College or not.
All members of the Guild Savant,
the boys' booster club, are invited as
At a recent meeting new officers
were elected for the spring term. The
newly-elected officrs are Lucille Black,
president; Betty Starley, vice-president; and Laverne Lathrop, treasurer.
These new officers were elected to
succeed the retiring president, Nora
Louise Calhoun; the treasurer, Frances
Nesmith; and the secretary, Florence
BY JAMES JULIAN
With tears in his eyes and a lump in his throat.
Well, hero I am back at school after
the holla rdays. I went home for a
few days and then went up to Kenton to while away some time. Kenton
is wear Mary Coston lives that is
kinda the resun I went up there. Her
brother who I do not know sent me a
letter telling me that they were going
to have a wide open house and invited me to come to it. Mama said
Mary reely was inviting me but she
just had her bro. do it to be in with
So I hied up to Kenton. And does
Mary live in a beautiful house. It has
at least a couple of dozen rooms and a
doz. baths to go with them. Mary
met me at the train in a great big lin-
bozine with a showfur and everything.
We drove a long ways over the hills
and when we got up to her place she
started presentin me to all the guests.
She told them that I was a real good
football player and stuff like that. I
kinda blushed and got red in the face.
She staid with me the whole time I
was there. 1 reckon what she told was
true but you know a man don't like
to have folks braggin about him all
One fellow asked me to have something to drink and I told him I would
rather have something to eat. When
he insisted that I drink with him I told
him I didn't drink. Not even beer
he says. Well, root beer, I answered.
So he told the buttler, who is a fellow
who wares a monkey suit and
the door bell, to bring me something
which I never heard of. I started
drinking it when the butteler gave it
to me. This don't taste like root beer,
I said. So he said it's beer without
the root Then he laffed. Then I
asked him what it had in it. Hoppers
he said so I drank it. After drinking
two more I felt just like I did the day
I slipped off behind the barn and
smoked a cigar. It just made me feel
That night I started to bed; Mary's
bro. sent his valley (a valley is a feller who helps you dress and undress)
in to see if everything was Jake with
me. I told him yes and got in bed.
He came back after leaving with some
pugjamas and tole me to put them on.
No I said. I have been sleeping in a
night shirt for twenty-one years and
I reckon one is still good enough. He
started in saying how cumptable I
might be and every other word was
Sir. 1 kinda liked him since he was
the only person who had ever said sir
So much has been happening lately
that I sure have been busy. In fact
I ain't even had time to write about
it in this diry. I been studying hard
and everything but I got in trouble in
my Econimics class. The prof (which
is short for professor) was talking
about how much money is wasted in
the U- S. every year. Then he said
for example the average
spends $50 a yr, for corsets. What a
waiste I said, meaning in money, but
he must have thought I meant some
other thing because he ast me to leve
Mary and I went to a show last
night and saw Marlina Digaditch. She
is that germ man lady who wares
men's pants. Thare aint nothing left
for men to do that women aint already
done. The lady folks have cut there
hare short like men; they smoke like
men; they ware pants that look like
men, and lots of other things. About
the only thing that man has got left
is a husky voice and ^ beard. And I
betcha it gets to be a stile for lady
folks to go around putting hare-restorer on there faces to grow beards
just like men.
This Marlina woman sure is a beautiful lady though. While I was sittin
in the show (and even next to Mary)
I got to feeling kinda funny inside.
And the more I looked at this Marlina
woman the funnier I felt. I felt a
kinda slow suffericating feeling with
lumps in my throat. Marlina does
that to a man.
The comedy at the show was funny.
It was about a guy named Roscoe Ants
who stutters. I sure would like to hear
him try to say "cristhemamthemums"
which is the name of a flower. It was
so funny that I laffed real loud and
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FAIL TO FIGHT AT
Junior College's ice hockey team
had a most unusual record for the
past season. A recapitulation shows
that the Cougar puck-pushers lost no
games, won none, and played the same
number. In other words the team did
not see action from the actual competitive standpoint.
This was, no doubt, due to the unexpected early closing of the rink; and
to the fact that none of the league
teams showed any desire to book
games with the Junior College icers.
The team was handicapped by not
having a galaxy of veteran skaters,
but as the season grew older the
Cougars rounded in to shape as to be
able to put up a good fight against
any of the league teams.
Team members have expressed the
desire that Jack Potter be thanked
for his much-needed assistance as
coach, and that Mr. Eckhardt, rink
manager, be notified of the team's appreciation of his cooperation.
Last season's lineup follows:
Billy Fitzgerald, left wing (captain) ; Tom Crawford, left wing;
Harry Flavin, center; Ed Cadena, right
wing; Eddie Chemosky, right wing
(manager); Mayo Albert, left defense;
Jesse Darling, right defense; Starks
Green, goalie; Charles Miller, spare;
and Harry Gray, spare.
L. B. Fields To Address
HJ.C. Men's Faculty Club
L, B. Fields, Houston Junior College
instructor of engineering drawing, will
address the Faculty Club Wednesday,
February 22, when he will discuss that
subject The program for the club
is to study the aims of college teaching, and how to obtain them. Each
member will discuss the particular
aims and methods of his field.
Although most of the plans for the
coming term are indefinite, Mr. Rees,
president of the club, stated that he
expects the club to be prominent in
the affairs of the school.
Officers of the Faculty Club are:
Mr. Rees, president; Mr. Bishkin, vice-
president; Mr. Kerbow, secretary; and
Mr. Henderson, chairman of the steering committee.