Published by the Journalism Students of the Houston Junior College
HOUSTON, TEXAS, DECEMBER, 1929
FOOTBALL DANCE SET FOR FRIDAY
FRESHMAN BALL IS
ANOTHER BIG EVENT
SCHEDULED AT H. J. C.
River Oaks To Be Scene of
Merriment on Eve of
The 1929-30 Freshman class will
hold the first Junior College Fresh,
man ball at the River Oaks Country
Club, Friday evening, January 3, from
10:00 p. m. until Z.
This affair will be the first of a
series of annual Freshman balls and
is expected to be one of the most
successful dances of the new year.
The chairman of the decoration
committee has planned to decorate in
the school colors, blue and white.
The hall will be a mass of blue ana
white streamers, and the background
for the orchestra will be a large blue
and white satin drop.
An added attraction of the evening
is that the music will be furnished
by the "Collegians," one of the best
and most popular "Hotter than Hot"
orchestras of the city.
There will be only a limited number of outside bids sold. Those desiring to obtain bids may do so by communicating with any freshman of the
Houston Junior College, or from their
president, Robert McCullough.
Freshman class officers who are
helping to make the dance a success
are: Robert McCullough, president;
"Lefty" Morris, vice-president; Adele
Drenkle, secretary and treasurer, and
II. W. Harris, sponsor.
The committees are: Hall and Or.
chestra, S. E. McGinty, chairman,
Wayne Phelps and Caloma Powers;
Decoration, Adele Drenkle and Max
Ludtke; Refreshment, Terry Rusk,
Maurine Edminster and Edna Bowen,
Bids, Robert McCullough and Terry
GIVE BRIDGE PARTY
FOR ATHLETIC FUND
The Cougar Collegians entertained
on the afternoon of December 1 with
a benefit bridge at the University
Funds received from the sale or
tickets are to go to the athletic fund
of the school.
Not only are the teachers, girls,
and their mothers there, but quite a
few boys joined in the games. To
further entertain the players a program was given by Doris Van Demark
and Willie Kessler, and Bobby McCullough, accompanied by Ruth Kidd.
The success of the party was due
not only to the untriing efforts of
the club's president, Ruth Kidd, but
also to the University Club, which donated its ballroom for the party, and
the various merchants of the city who
Prize awarded were: girls' hign
score, a necklace to Portia Cleves;
boys' high score, a bill fold; to J. W.
Newton; girls' booby prize, a box ot
candy to Dorothy Dixon; boys' booby
prize, a coin pu.'se, to Bobby McCullough; girls' floor prize, flowers, to
Margaret Boyett; boys floor prize, to
Despite the fact that there was an
important football game at Rice Field,
several football boys joined the group
at the party. As a result, a special
football boys' prize was awarded to
Committees who were in charge of
the party included: Ruth Kidd, general chairman; Alice McCullough,
tickets; Lois Dawson and Helen Allnoch, candy; Grace McDonald, ana
Isabella Crittenden, tables.
'Scholia' Is New
Club at H. /. C.
Among the new clubs making their
appearance this season at the Houston Junior College is The Scholia, a
professional educational society, organized under the sponsorship of Mr.
Henderson and Mr. A. F. Kerbow of
the Education Department. Meetings
are held on alternate Mondays at 3
Officers elected for the term are:
President, Margaret Anne Boyett;
vice president. Lissabelle Crittendon;
secretary-treasurer, L. J. Christian-
son, and reporter, Zelda Amdur.
In its nature the) society presents
three aspects—namely, the professional, the fraternal and the honorary. Its purpose is to support the
highest educational ideals and to encourage an unswerving allegiance to
those principles underlying American
public education. The Scholia exists
for the mutual help of men and women who are engaged in the scientific
study of education.
Membership is made up of two
classes-—active and associate. Active
membership is limited to the students
of the Houston Junior College who
have a record of C on all regular registered courses. Faculty members or
ether students of education who have
comp'eted four courses cf education
may become associate members.
Those interested are invited to be
present at the meeting of the society.
DRAWS BIG GATE
Pastel shades are quite the thing
for swanky weddings -hut on the
gridiron—not so hot. Purple, white,
orange, yellow, blue, green, black and
red jerseys paraded up and down the
field. We say jerseys because we
are modest. Persona ly though, we
think grandpa did without his red
flannels so sonny boy could play in
the Soph-Fresh melee. And a certain blue shirt (so we are told) was
hastily rigged out from mother's Sunday petticoat.
What a break those Sophs got when
Bill Jeter was unable to play in the
Blinn game. His uniform was distributed among six members of the
victorious Soph gang.
Joe Cain, freshman center, was nat-
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TIME TO FORM GOOD
SAYS H. J. C. DEAN
F. M. Black Addresses Assembly
On Formation of Habits
F. M. Black, dean of Junior College,
stressed the formation of habits in
college, in his address to the weekly
assembly of Junior College students
"No matter why you are going to
college, your ultimate ambition while
there should be to form habits. By
forming habits I mean doing everything by certain rules set up. Do
things that ought to be done in the
way that they ought to be donn.
'■There are four habits that 1 would
like to impress on your mind. First,
the habit of facing facts without fear.
This is one of the most difficult tasks
that everyone has. It not only applies to students in college, but to
men and women as well. But while
you are in college and are forming
habits, the habit of facing facts without fear should be well remembered.
"Second, the habit of concentration.
Concentration is a power which it is
very necessary to cultivate. Without
the power of concentration, one cannot get nearlv as far as those* who
possess it. When you are doing a
thing, concentrate on it, do it well,
and finish it, before undertaking another.
The habit of not jumping at conclusions, is the third point that I want to
bring out. The habit of jumping at
conclusions is a common one among
students and people the world over.
Remember.young people, always weigh
the conditions when it is possible.
"The habit of broadmlndedness is
a habit which should be cultivated
by everyone. Broadmindedness is a
necessary element in all types of society, and there is perhaps no place
where It is more possible to learn
it than in college.
"So in conclusion, I wish to say that
if you will remember these habits
that I have listed, if you will think
about them and apply them to yourself, you will get a great deal more
out of college than if you come here
to be able to say that you have been
through college, to gain social prestige, or to clear away book-Ignorance."
Students JVork at
Fifty and four-fifths per cent of the
students in Junior College are earning their entire way through college
and forty and four-fifths per cent are
taking the entire five courses. This
means that slightly over half of the
students enrolled here are earning
their own living.
Divers means are used by these
students to pay their living expenses
while attending school.
The majority who attend, and who
are entirely on their own resources,
are teachers in the city schools, both
public and private.
Among us is a first aid doctor in
one of the large oil refineries of the
city; several pre-med dentists, a licensed girl air pilot—one of the only
two in tht city.
These are a few unusual occupations, but students of Houston Junior
College do almost anything to obtain
funds. Some wash windows, and some
clerk in grocery and dry goods stores.
Many are stenographers and comp-
lometrists. One boy is an undertaker's assistant and one drives a bus
for the Houston Electric company.
Those who earn money as soda clerks
and filling station clerks are well rep-
tesented as well as thoae vho have
one or several paper routes.
OF PAST JEW YEARS
Many students have come to Junior
College in these three years since
the school was opened, and many
have gone. Many have come and
stayed—as, f'r instance, BILL JETER.
Bill was president of the Students'
Association last year and he's a great
football player, but the chief thing we
remember him for is his almost shadow-like ability to pick out one girl
and follow her around for there or
four months.i We would mention
names, but the feelings must be considered of one . MISS MILDRED
Then there's OPAL BEANE, who
has been here three years, too. She's
as much a part of Junior College as
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BIG TIME PLANNED
FOR H. J. C. STUDENTS
AT UNIVERSITY CLUB
Proceeds from Dance to Buy
Football Sweaters for
Houston Junior College's first annual Football Dance is scheduled foi
Friday night, December 20, at the
University Club. With bids selling for
(1.00 and the Collegians Dance Orchestra furnishing "hotter than hot"
music, the occasion is expected to be
one of the best college dances of the
This dance will be the first affair
undertaken by the Student Asssocta-
tlon this year. Immediately following
their election, the officers of the association, headed by President Howard
Branch immediately began plans for
an immense "get-together" of the college students, the proceeds to be used to purchase sweaters for the football team.
Assisting the Student Association
officials in preparations for the dance
are Smith Garrison and Robert McCullough, presidents of the Sophomore and Freshman classes respectively. These two gentlemen are held
responsible for having every member
of both class organizations present for
the dance, and latest reports have it
that they wiH pack the h»H,
College Life —A Student Viewpoint
By GEORGE LANAUX
I. "The best thing about going to
college is the social life."
II. "The best thing about going to
college is the applied ntudy."
III. "The best thing about going to
college is the broadening of character
Here are three different anfl distinct notions of college graduates
about the benefits of their four years
in college. And yet. the first one says:
"I have had more fun since I left college."
Graduate No. 2 says: "My thoughts
are de**pnr since my graduation." Tlie
last mentioned college man goes so
far as to tell us that he has met more
people, studied human nature, and
broadened his understanding more
since he finished at the university.
After conversing with these three
college men I saw that striking the
happy medium in the attitude of "col-
legiates" toward life in general was
not by any means an easy task. Approaching the subject from the "business man's" standpoint offered easier
possibilities, and it did not take me
long to ascertain the fact that business mon have that which college students lack—responsibility.
At first I thought this quite natural,
considering the youth of university
students, but it wag soon made clear
that even the youngest of business
men, namely the 13-year-old office
boy, is more responsible, takes things
more seriously, than the average rah-
But do not think for an instant that
this lack of responsibility on the part
of the college man is a fault. The very
nature of its cause proves that it is
not. The business man is capable of
seeing only one side of a subject—
his viewpoint is very pointed; he sizes
up a situation from one angle only.
On the other hand the man broadened
and educated by college life is able
to see around the corner—he looks at
a thing from every possible angle;
his understanding is unimpaired.
To show you exactly what I mean,
I want to quote for you the words
of a friend of mine in the business
world concerning the "pep" and the
"spirit" of collegiates. You will be
readily able to understand the business man's viewpoint—his one-sided
stubborn outlook from this: "I am certainly disappointed in Junior College.
I thought that it was a place where
one could go to learn something, but
I guess it will end up in a lot of silliness after all."
And, to top it all, the college man
beats the business man at his own
game, even if it does take him longer
to get there. The employment agent
of a large corporation recently informed me of the difference between
the working boy and the college boy
when both were placed on the same
job. The working boy does the job--
he does it thoroughly; he does it well.
The college boy does the job; he does
it thoroughly; he does it well, and
he is able to see exactly what part
he is playing in the business function
—he knows what went before, he understands what will transpire as a
later result. It is this that makes the
college man, who starts In just as
lowly a position, forge ahead of his
workng friend. Many accuse the college man of being restless; they say
he will not stick to the job, but I
contend that a restless nature is not
the cause of numerous changes of position. One time out of ten you'll find
that the college man feels his importance as a university graduate and
is not willing to accept and stick to
the menial job which he must take,
but the other nine times you will
find out that the cause for numerous
changes is that fault—If you want to
call it that—ambition.
The college man's viewpoint shows
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DRAMATIC CLUB TO
STAGE 'NOT SO BAD' AS
"Not So Bad," a comedy that derives its humor from the caprice oi
a group assembled in a mountain:
lodge for a week end party, will be
the first production of the John R~
Bender Dramatic C ub. With many
practices already behind them, the
cast is "polishing off" the rough
edges, and will be ready to display Itself to advantage when the play Is
presented shortly after the holidays-.
The play is being staged under the
excellent direction of Mrs. Lillian
Blocker, who for the past year has
so willingly helped the college in presenting its productions.
Mrs. Bender, the club's sponsor, is
assured of the success of the play.
"I know that, with the excellent material and direction, the play will be-
a grand success," Mrs. Bender said.
The cast of the comedy is as fol-
Mrs. Markham, Grace McDonald;
Mrs. Hobbs, Ruth Kidd; James, H. K.
Foreman; Kitty Ransom, Alice McCullough; Harriet Wilson, Marie Coppin;
Louise Markham, Hazel Taylor; Ethel
Griseom, Celia Lesky; Willard Hazard, Robert Nesmith; Jimmy Tweed,
Roy Hofheinz; Morris Hunter, S.
Cowley; Mr. Markins, Milton Super,
Mr. Betts, Francis Hinton; Edwara,
John Hinton; Sophy, Zelda Amdur;
Bridget, Irene Cafcalas; Nora, Genevieve Weldon.
INSTRUCTOR ASKED FOR
ABSTRACT FROM THESIS
N. K. Dupre, assistant dean of Junior College, has been asked to contribute an abstract from his thesifc
on "The Teaching of Hygiene and
Sanitation" to the Science Education.
He was asked to supply about a 12-
page typewritten article. The Science
Education Magazine is under the supervision of the National Association
for Research in Science Teaching, anal
Is published by Puper, Whitman and;