THE C O U OAR
GRID MEN DINE
AND DANCE AT
Cougar Warriors and Friends
Guests of Pep Club
MANY HUMOROUS TALKS
Santa Claus Also Attends and
Makes a Hit Giving
Putting a glorious end to a rather
unsuccessful football campaign, the
entire'Cougar squad d'ned Saturday
night at College Inn, the occasion being the fourth annual football banquet
sponsored by the Cougar Collegians.
"Pete" Garrison Presides
Among the honor guests were Coach
and Mrs. A. W. French, Mrs. E. E.
Oberholtzer, F. M. Black, N. K. Dupre,
Wallace H. Miner, Mr and Mrs H. W.
Harris, and Mrs. John R. Bender.
Presiding as master of ceremonies
was our own "Pete" Garrison, who
fllled that position in pompous style.
The food was delicious, the decorations beautiful, the program enjoyable, the after dinner speeches short,
the dance a wow, all of which made
the event one that will live long In
the memory of those who attended.
Santa Claus Was Present
The tables, which were arranged in
the form of a letter "U," were covered with snow-white linen which
made a beautiful background for
vases of red roses. A sparkling Christmas tree loaded with presents and
ornaments greeted the guests as they
entered the hall At the tree's base
stood old Santa, himself, waving a
Graduate of H, J. C. Applies
For Admission To N. Y, Bar
That graduates of H. J. C. rapidly
forge ahead Is attested by the letter
received this week irom M. J. Ham-
berger who hopes soon to secure admission to the New Yo'rk bar.
Mr. Hamberger has written for the
necessary records regarding his work
while in the college, all of which will
count and be considered in his application. He attended Houston Junior College during the session 1927-S8.
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hearty welcome to one and all. Upon
arriving, each guest was cordially received by Mrs. John R. Bender.
Football heroes are famous for their
ability to do justice to good food. The
Cougar gridiron warriors proved to
be no exceptions. The roast turkey,
cranberry sauce and all the other
"fixin's" seemed to add greatly to the
pleasure of the occasion for them.
There is no record of indigestion following the banquet.
Wit Follows Food
At the close of the meal the after
dinner speakers successfully proved
that whoever said, "if all the after
dinner speakers were lined end to
end, it would be a good thing," was
all wet. The speeches of Mrs. Bender, Mr. Black, and Mr. Dupre all contained a vita! message to the students-
of Junior College and at the "same
time were highly interesting, while
sarcasm and wit contained in an impromptu debate between Mr. Harris
and Mr. French proved - hilarious.
"Suit-case" Matthews, the Cougar
star end who scored the only touchdown of the season, made a brilliant
talk on "Why I Read the Woman's
Home Companion." The applause was
so tremendous that he was unable to
Following the speeches Miss Jane
Wi t h e rs p o on sang three popular
"blues" numbers, accompanied by
Miss Nelwyn Turner. "Little Nap''
Nesmith gave his vocal cords a workout while singing "Mighty Like a
After the "tumult and the shout-
ng" ceased Fish Lemmon, acting as
a benevolent Santa Claus, distributed
'enirs to the squad and the honor
guests. Jack Sykes, star center for
the Cougars, was the only one dissatisfied with his gift. He claimed
it was "bottled in the barn." Dancing occupied the remainder of the evening.
Then there's the case of the hunter
who was mistaken for a deer and shot
by a friend. "Tell my folks I died
game," said he.
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'WHO'S WHO' ON THE JUNIOR COLLEGE CAMPUS
Cast your vote for the most popular.football player on the
Houston Junior College Campus. Drop your ballot in the
box of the contest in the College office as soon as possible.
I CAST MY VOTE FOR:
Name of Voter _ _
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This contest is sponsored by "Who's Who" in "Campus News"
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ENJOY ACTIVE YEAR;
ORGANIZED IN 1927
Organization Started to Create
Enthusiastic Spirit in College
Thru Regular Faculty and
During the month of October In the
tall of 1927, one of our co-eds, Miss
Opal Beane, put into action a plan
that she had backed with untiring efforts in high school. She saw that
there was something needed to create
college spirit, something to bring
about co-operation in the student
With Dean F. M. Black's endorsement, assistant Dean N. K. Dupree'a
permission and the help of two most
lovable members of the faculty, our
late coach, John E. Bender, whom
everyone admired, and Miss Mae
Bess Hubrich, who Is now Mrs. A. D,
Gibson of New York City, this plan
finally began to take the form of an
October 31, 1927, a meeting was
called for those who were interested
In this group. At this meeting the
first officers were elected.
This pjroup began to work with
zeal. A committee was appointed for
the purpose of getting more of the
girls of tho college Interested. Before
the term was ended there were
about forty active members In the
Now, some have wondered about
the purpose ot this group of girls,
that has, for the past three years,
been always busy working at something that has to be done for the
football boys, the basketball team
and so on. The following co-eds of
the first year worked hard for the
purpose of Junior College spirit; to
bring about co-operation In the student body,' to promote activities, to
boost all athletics throughout the
first year and to establish a firm
precedent for the future years of the
Houston Junior College:
1—Opal Beane, the organizer and
the first president of the Cougar Collegians.
2—Catherine Baker, (Mrs. A. L.
4—Elsie Burr, corresponding secretary of the first term.
5—Elma Basques, at home in Houston.
6—Virginia Cronin, treasurer ot
first term, 1927-28, secretary of second term.
8—-Portia Cleaves, at home In
9—Margaret Davies (Texas University).
10—Anna Lou Derrick, (now Mrs.
John F, Cocman, Amarillo).
H_Sarah Donaldson (H. J. ft).
^12—Hilda Ellison (Mrs. Leon Farmer),
14—Dorothy Green (Rice).
15—Miss Mao Bess Hubrich (Mrs.
A. D, Gibson) was sponsor ot the
Cougar Collegians 1927-28-29.
Service and Experience
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ifr-GIadys Hitchcock (Rice Institute).
18—Para Lee Ingram, Prst to enroll in H. J. C, is now at Rice Institute.
19—Alice Mae Jackson, married
shortly after entering school.
20—Catherine Jackson (Rice Institute).
21—Shelley Jordon (Texas U.).
22—Blanche Kirk (teaching fn H.
23—Constance Kozan (In Y. W. C.
21—Julia Luckie (Sam Houston
25—Ida Mehr (first vice president
of first term, now teaching In Houston High School and student at present In H. J. ft).
26—Bernice Newton (teaching expression).
27—Fay Nold (Corpus Christ!, second president of Cougar Collegians).
28—Florence Odom (Sam Houston
29—-Aileen Pickett (fourth president, is now a student at Southwestern University),
30—Anna Reynolds (Mrs. R. H.
31—Mary E. RlggB (third president,
secretary second term la now a student at Incarnate Word College near
33—Seline Ro.senzwelg (C. I. A,).
34—Romelda Sass( now at Sam
Houston State Teachers' College).
35—Elizabeth Scudder (Mrs. Harold Barr).
36—Margaret Studdard (Incarnate
37—Stella Marie Shuld:i (H. J. C.).
38—Nancy Lea Wilson (studying
Commercial Art In Chicago).
39—Ruth Watford (H. J. C.).
President, Opal lleane; vice president, Ida Mehr; secretary, Mary E.
Rigg; treasurer, Virginia Cronfn; corresponding secretary, Elsie Burr.'
Second term: Fay Nold, Julia
Luckie, Virginia Cronin.
First terra: President, Mary E.
Rigg; vice president, Julia Luckie.
Second terra: Alleen Pickett.
First term: President, Ruth Kidd;
vice president, Alice McCullough;
secretary, Helen Allnoch; treasurer,
Second term: Grace McDonald,
president; Hazel Taylor, vlci president; Marie Coppln, secretary; Lizza-
bell Crittenden, treasurer, and Margaret Boyett, corresponding secretary.
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Student: "That's interesting if true,
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