PUBLISHED BY THE JOURNALISM STUDENTS OF THE HOUSTON JUNIOR COLLEGE
HOUSTON, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 1932
Students Make Soph
Ball Big Occasion
Last Minute Bid-Buyers Come to
Rescue and Assure Financial
Success to Sponsors
The fourth annual Sophomore Ball
was held Friday night at the Houston
Club. The hours were from 10 'till 2.
A hundred couples enjoyed dancing
to the strains of the matchless music
of Lee's Owls. In the beautiful array
of evening gowns and tuxedos, the
students of Junior College and their
friends enjoyed a atmosphere of congeniality and good fellowship. The
dance was given at an opportune time
—it served as a let-up on the hectic
Due to the so-called depression it
was feared that the financial end of
the dance might cause some difficulty,
but due to the shrewd management of
chairman of the dance committee, Fred
Aebi, the dance paid for itself, and
proved to be the highlight of the social
Many former students and graduates
as well as many outsiders were present to add their bit to making the
dance a success.
The novel arrangements of "Minnie
the Moocher," and "Oh! Monah" lent
variety to the entertainment.
President Jim Bertrand issued the
" following statement regarding attendance:
"The Sophomore Class wishes to
■ thank every person who attended their
dance for helping in making it a success. Particularly, we extend a vote
of appreciation to those who workeo'
- with us in planning the affair and the
faculty who was behind us in our
Besides Bertrand, those serving on
the dance committee were Fred Aebi,
chairman; O. D. Brown, Marion
Adams, and H. Warren Lemmon. Other
officers of the sophomore class and the
sophomore council assisted the committee in making arrangements for the
The dance committee highly commended A. W. French, class sponsor,
for his tireless efforts and other courtesies extended to the sophomore class.
Two loyal and ambitious students,
had their school at heart, it seems, and
Bernice Branum and Gordon Jones.
composed a song "For H, J. C."
Gordon wrote the words, and Bernice originated the music, and take it
from a cub reporter, its original.
It was impossible for us to print the
music to the song in this issue of the
Cougar because we didn't get wind of
the song until the day we went to
press, but we are printing the words
to it so that you may learn it before
the next assembly. At that time, Bernice will teach you the music.
With people starting to write songs,
with snow falling in Houston, and with
Mr. French corning to school without
his spats, it looks like the tide is turning.
Learn the song, and then something
Former Students of H. J. C.
Joined in Bonds of Wedlock
Miss Maurine Edminster, daughter
» of Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Edminster, and
R. Terry Russ, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.
G. Russ, were married at high noon
Saturday at the Church of the Redeemer. The bride was attended by
her sister, Miss Kathryn Edminster;
Leon Johnson was best man.
The bride wore a traveling suit of
bright navy blue trimmed in gray
silver fox fur with gray accessories.
The maid of honor wore a rose biege
outfit and carried a bouquet of orange
The bride and groom were former
students of H. J. C; in fact, the romance started in this dear old school.
FACULTY CLUB HONORED
AT OBERHOLTZER PARTY
Mrs. E. E. Oberholtzer, honorary
chairman of the Faculty Club, entertained the club members with a bridge
and tea at her home recently.
In the early part of the afternoon
the guests enjoyed several rubbers of
bridge and later other members arriv-
. ed for tea. There was a beautifully
appointed tea table decorated in pink
and green colors. Refreshments were
in harmony to carry out the color
The next meeting of the Faculty
Club will be held Saturday, March 19,
when Mrs. E. W. Schuhman will enter-
' tain. She will be assisted by Mrs. H.
W. Harris, Mrs. L. T. Hooker, and Miss
Music by Bernice Branum
NOMAD CLUB TO HOLD
DANCE AT END 0' MAIN
On April 20, the Nomad Club will
hold a dance at tiie End C: Main dative
hall to which all Junior college students are cordially invited.
Paul Gilliam, sole member of the
club who attends Junior college gave
out this information Tuesday. A good
time will be had by all, he stated, and
the dancing will last from 9 'til 12.
Incidentally, Curtis Smith and his boys
will oblige with the music.
ACTORS JOURNEY 300 BOLES
TO COMPETE IN CONTEST
Five members of the Houston
Junior College dramatic class under
the supervision of Mrs. L. T. Hooker,
journeyed to Hillsboro last week-end
to enter competition in the one-act
play contest held there.
Those who made the trip, besides
Mrs. Hooker are: Evelyn Cochran,
Louis Higginbotham, Jennie Jo Bent-
ley, Milford Smith, and Harold Bell
Renfro. The title of the play presented
by the H. J. C. students was, "The
All members of the cast enjoyed
their trip and stated their appreciation
for the guidance of such an able director as Mrs. Hooker-
Evelyn Cochran, who took the lead
as Mile. Rose, was highly commended
by all the judges for her excellent
The winner of the contest has not
yet been determined, but the schools
that are in the finals are Plainview,
Wichita Falls, John Tarleton, and
Members of the cast from Houston
left here Thursday morning and arrived at their destination that night.
The drawings were held Friday morning and, unfortunately, the junior college entrants drew second place. After
presenting their play, the H. J. C. representatives viewed the other plays
until late Friday afternoon when they
left for Houston.
The party incurred a sleet and snow
storm on their return trip, but braved
the unfavorable weather conditions
with hopes of returning to Houston
time to attend the Sophomore Dance-
However, the climatic conditions prevented them from doing so.
MALE PUPILS FORM
With the social activities of Junior
College threatening to become nil and
void, a group of the male members of
the student body have organized an
exclusive club by the name of Playboys, that will take it in their own
hands to get something started in "outside school affairs."
The initial meeting of the Playboys
was held at San Jacinto last Wednesday afternoon, and little time was lost
in boosting the Sophomore Prom. The
club members deemed the Soph dance
more important than the election of
their officers and spent majority of the
meeting discussing ways to help in
getting the students to attend the hop.
But with the finish of this discussion,
the Playboys got down to business and
elected the following officers:
President, John Hill; business manager, "Windy" Smith; secretary-treasurer, "Hamp" Robinson.
After much discussion, the name
Playboys was decided upon in preference to several age-old fraternity
names. A number of by-laws were
voted on among which feature the rule
that the president must be a sophomore and majority of the members
also be sophomores.
Other discussions centered around
membership quota, membership selection and plans for "something different" to be given soon.
According to president Hill, in the
near future the members will be attired in blue sweaters with a mono-
gramed PLAYBOYS on the front. He
also stated that the members favored
the idea of having a club outfit to be
worn by the members at the club
"Spring is here—now's the time to
fall in love.". We have gathered as
much judging from the many couples
exchanging painful glances while walking arm in arm up and down the corridors of H. J. C.
F. C. BOLTON SPEAKS
TO H.J.C. ASSEMBLY
Urges Careful Selection of
Drives Two Hundred Miles to
What qualifications do you possess?" was one of the questions F. C.
Bolton, Dean of Engineering of A. and
M. College asked students of Houston
Junior College, when he spoke to the
assembly Wednesday, March 9, 7:30 p.
"We should first find out what qualities we possess, then use them to the
best advantage," Mr. Bolton said.
"If an engineer builds a structure,
he first finds out the purpose of the
building, then finds out what materials
are available. If the building of a
bridge is that important, then the
building of a human life is much more
important," stated the professor.
Students of the Houston Junior Col- "What do we want to make of our-
lege will be offered two distinct terms I selves?" That is the purpose of our
FOR H. J. C.
Stand up! and cheer for H. J. C;
Shout her praises high.
Stand up and pledge your loyalty;
Never let your spirits die.
Ours is a school of which we are proud:
Her honor we'll always defend.
Come and join in with the crowd
And we'll be true to the end.
Our guiding star, Fair Play shall be,
To Victory lay our claim.
Stand up and fight for H. J. C.
And reverence her name.
Words by A. Gordon Jones
of study the sixth annual summer session, according to an announcement by
Assistant Dean N. K. Dupre.
This action was brought about by the
desire of many students to make additional credits to the work of the first
summer term. Two courses may be
taken each term.
Several new courses are included in
the program f~r the summer. Out-
;tanding among these Is the course in
German to be offered. This language
will be taught by Mr. Schumann.
"It is no longer necessary for students and educators to leave the city
for their summer study," Mr. Dupi
Cougar Collegians Plan
To Honor Both Quintets
Plans for a banquet honoring members of both the boys and girls basket
ball team were made at a luncheon
given at Phoenix Furniture Company,
303 Main, Tuesday, from 12 to 3 p. m.,
for the Cougar Collegians.
The club has not yet decided a definite date for the banquet, but according to Mrs. Bender, it may be given
in the School r-afeteria.
The outcome of the recent election
was as follows:
President, Florine Davis; vice-president, Pat Lesher; secretary, Betty
Covington; treasurer, Elizabeth Kerbow; reporter, Allyne Allen.
Warren Lemmon seems to be giving
Marian Robinson the rush-act. Who
would have thought that the irresistible Mr. Lemmon would have settled
down so soon? But after taking a
look at Marian, we can't blame him.
SUMMER SCHOOL PLANS
COMPLETED BY DUPRE
structure. We all want to make good
citizens of ourselves. We want to b«
loyal to the nation and to the Democratic ideals. We owe our loyalty to
the universe that is part of the human
race. We also ov^e loyalty to our
families, but the most important of all
is our loyalty to ourselves," he stated.
Mr. Bolton was introduced to the
students by Mr. Herrington, who
stated that Mr. Bolton hpd not long
been head of the Electrical Department, until he was made Dean of Engineering.
'College students are not all quite
stated. "Although our school is still 'honest in their work," continued Bol
in its infancy, it is already helping
Houston teachers to secure additional
Several of the summer courses will
be designed to meet the needs of
teachers although other students will
be allowed to enroll in these subjects.
Other courses will include the regular
curriculum offered in the fall and
Applicants may register June 1 and
2. Late registrations, accompanied by
the regular fee, will be accepted June
3 through 8.
No registration for credit may be
made after that date. Further information and detailed programs may be
obtained in the Houston Junior College administration office.
Walter Garrett, Junior College student, narrowly escaped serious injury
Friday, March 11, at the Sanitary Appliance Company, when a section of
a tar vat exploded, throwing a stream
of boiling tar upon Garrett.
While repairing the vat, a workman
lighted the burners under the vat.
When Garrett attempted to leave the
section, after a warning that the tar
was hot, he was struck by the stream
of boiling tar.
Following the accident, Garrett was
rushed to the Park View hospital,
where his injuries were dressed. He
states that he figures that he was
pretty thoroughly tarred. At present
he has a large bandage about his neck,
covering the burns, but expects to be
fully recovered soon.
"I talked to a boy the other day,
who was ready to quit college, after
his 4th year. He had been informed
by teachers that he was unprepared
to carry on the work that was given
him. This boy had been depending
on someone else to do his work. He
had no foundation for the work that
was put before him. That is the downfall of most of us. We like to see
somebody else do the thing we are
supposed to do."
"College not only prepares you for
your life's work, but also prepares you
in the matter of judgment, and initiative."
Mr. Bolton produced a chart showing the ranking of college scholarships
for the year 1931 with those of previous years.
"The boy who said, TH make my
job the first thing, and the activities
the next, is the boy that will get ahead
in life," Mr. Bolton concluded.
All assessments were due
last Friday and must be paid
this week to Mr. South.
N. K. Dupre.
SCHOOL OFFICES MOVF.D
FROM INSURANCE BLDG.
Administrative offices of the public
schools, formerly located on the sixth
floor of the Great Southern Life Insurance Building, were moved March
15 to the Taylor School building,
Louisiana at Bell.
Taylor School, formerly an elementary school, is now the center of the
vocational work conducted by the city
schools as well as the location of the
"Reduced funds for the local schools
have forced us to move the central offices from the former location into the
Taylor School building," Dr. E. E.
Oberholtzer, superintendent of schools,
stated Wednesday. "I believe that this
will prove a very satisfactory location
for these offices, however, due to its
The entire main floor of the school
building has been remodeled to provide suitable space for the various offices to be housed in this structure. *"