PUBLISHED.BY THE JOURNALISM STUDENTS OF THE HOUSTON JUNIOR COLLEGE
HOUSTON, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 19S3
Shades of Beethoven; slices of
Kraft. So went the Wednesday
night general assembly program, the
first held in three weeks.
Not to be outdone by the masters
of music, the H.J.C. Quartet waxed
eloquent, even to the verge of tears,
in its rendition of "Sweet Ado-line,"
and "Girl of My Dreams." The bass
tuba played no mean part as assistant to the quarteters.
The program was opened very
earnestly to the martial strains of
the "American March" played by the
San Jacinto high school band. Three
H. J. C. students book part in this
performance. Beethoven's "Minuet in
G No. 2" came next, followed by
selections from Victor Herbert's capricious comedy operetta, "Mile.
Modiste." Thunderous applause
marked the close of this impressive
part of the program, and the second
half was begun amidst the whirring
of machines, the shrieks of a heterogenous mob, and the violet darkness
of the auditorium.
A curtain was raised from the bottom of the platform, ceilingward,
and the show was on that is,
the movie began.
Our interpreter, who sat just in
back of us, very dramatically enlightened that part of the audience
"That's the Illinois Central,"
"That's Michigan Boulavard,"
"That's " and "That's ....,"
he crisply announced.
The picture was shown as an introduction to the World's Fair which
will be held at Chicago this year.
The information most vividly portrayed, however, was that Mr Kraft,
to keep merchants from eating stray
bits of cheese after serving a customer, erected his factory on the site
of the old Dearbon Fort so that
cheese might be wrapped in sanitary
packages. Quite colorful were the
scenes depicting life in the old fort
All in all, the World's Fair will
probably be interesting if it
found located as it is, somewhere
back of the Kraft Cheese factory.
It was during the showing of the
film that the aformentioned quartet
exhibited its talents . . . o say noth-
of the tuba.
MEN'S CLUB HOLDS
Orlo McGeath, Jim Fowler Win
Novel Treasure Hunt
The Guild Savant, newly organized men's club at H. J. C, opened
a series of spring social functions
by sponsoring a novel treasure hunt
Sunday evening, March 19.
Approximately twenty members
of the club met at the school and
were given clues to the hidden
articles, two hours being allowed for
finding the various treasures. The
party then assembled at the home
of Orlo McGeath where refreshments
The club has laid plans for several
bay parties to be held as soon as
the weather becomes warmer,
expected that these parties w
ate much enthusiasm among the
At the last meeting of the club,
Jimmy Fowler was accepted
membership and a change in the
constitution was made concerning
finances. The Guild Savant meets
every other Monday in Mr, Harris'
SOPH DANCE IS
WILL EMPLOY 14
H. J. C. TEACHERS
Fourteen Junior College instructors are included in the faculty for
the 1933 summer session, as announced by Dr. E. E. Oberholtzer,
These teachers will be in charge
class work, provided that enrollments justify offering the courses
which they offer.
le following instructors are
assignees to summer work: H. W.
Harris, English; Warren A. Rees,
mathematics; Archie W. French,
government and education; Fred R.
Birney, journalism; E. W. Schuman,
man and physics; Mrs. Floy P.
Soule, French, Spanish; L. T. Hook-
biology; M. A. Miller, sociology
and history; A. L, Kerbow, education; S. W. Henderson, education;
S. L. Bishkin, chemistry; Miss Lula
M. Stevens, public school music:
Miss Pearl Rucker, public school art;
and Miss Helen Steele, industrial ed
Dancing for three and a half
hours to the rhythmic strains of the
Birmingham Blue Blowers the Coug-
ophomores last Friday night
staged their annual dance at Ye
Olde Collge Inn and came through
The hall was neatly decorated in
St. Patrick's Day style. Figures of
Shamrocks, clay pipes, and hats
hung upon the walls and windows.
Green was the keynote in decoration,
but every color of the rainbow was
the keynote in dress. The dance
brought forth a barrage of bright
colors and spring apparel.
Aitken, president of the Soph
omore class, seemed very pleased
with the result of the dance. "The
dance wa3 a success," he stated,
"And I hope that everyone there had
an enjoyable time."
The dance started promptly at
ten o'clock and lasted through until
about 1:00 a. m. As a whole the
crowd arrived early and remained
until the Blue Blowers struck the
last chord of "Home Sweet Home."
This dance may set a precedent for
the sophomores of Houston Junior
College. Heretofore the Sophomore
Prom has been a formal or semi-
formal affair. This Prom, a sport
dance, may usher in an era of varied
First Practice to Be Held
Wednesday, March 22
Coach Archie W. French calls for
the first baseball practice to be held
Wednesday, March 22, with a large
squad having already been signed
and available for play.
French states that practice will be
conducted in the mornings, and due
to the fact that a few of the players
on the squad are working, a seasoned
team can be entered in one of the
local baseball leagues. Humble Park
to be obtained for all practice
games and equipment will be issued
to candidates next week.
Some of the players of proven
ability out for the team include
Starks Green, star catcher formerly
of Tarleton College, Yates, recent
Missouri Pacific shortstop, Raymond
Dupree, sensational outfielder of the
championship IGA Grocers of last
season, Adolph Marks, pitcher for
the Post team, Paul Sparks, former
outfielder from Reagan High and
numerous other candidates. Players
may have to use their own uniforms
but will be provided all other equipment necessary. All boys interested
in playing baseball are urged to
get in touch with Coach French as
soon as possible.
Women's Faculty Club
Hold St. Patrick's Day
H. J. C. GIRLS WIN
OVER OIL CAGERS
n one of their hardest battles of
the season Junior College defeated
the Texas Company Girls by a score
of 43 to 34. In the opening minutes
the Texas team took a 5 point lead
was soon passed during the second quarter. Jenny Wait was ex-
imely right in all her shots scoring
14 field goals for a high score of 28
points. Avis Parks and Doris Mc-
Vickers missed numerous easy shots
and had they been right the score
would have been much more decisive.
The Junior College defense showed
bsence of Cisco Kellog, flashy little
grad who was unable to play. Moers
and Green of the Texas Company divided scoring honors for their team
with 15 points each.
St. Patrick's bridge was
joyed Saturday afternoon by the
Woman's Faculty Club at the home
f Mrs. F. L. Duggan with Mrs. N
i. Dupre assisting hostess.
The rooms were artistically deco'
rated with Irish green and bright
spring flowers. Five tables of
bridge were arranged for the enjoyment of the guests. Several mem-
i dropped in during the late afternoon for the social hour.
An ice course was served on bridge
trays. The color scheme was also
carried out in the refreshments. The
kes were in the shape of shamrocks.
High score was a beautiful basket
of flowers. Low score was small pot
The primary function of the club is
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PLANS ARE MADE
Many requests for information
concerning summer school classes
have already been received in the
office of Mrs. Pearl C. Bender, reg-
Classes will be offered in both
sophomore and freshman courses,
but all courses scheduled as announced elsewhere in this issue of
Cougar will be given only in
case sufficient students register for
each course to justify the expense
of offering the work.
Classes scheduled include English,
math me tics, government, physics,
French, Spanish, biology, sociology,
journalism, history, education, chemistry, and special courses for teachers or art, music, and industrial edu-
"A total of 39 courses are scheduled at present, and will be offered
if enrollments justify," N. K. Dupree,
dean, said in discussing plans for
the summer session.
Students wishing information con-
ming summer session or any of
the courses to be offered should consult Mr. Bender or Mr. Dupre concerning their schedules.
Fees for summer session, which
will last six weeks, will be as follows: matriculation fee, $5.00; library fee, $2.00; tuition for two
courses, $30.00, totaling $37.00. Students who have ever been enrolled
in Junior College will not pay the
matriculation fee, thus reducing
their tuition to $32.00.
Labratory fees for the various
sciences are as follows: Chemistry,
$3.75; biology, $5.00; physics, $2.50;
education, $2.50; practice teaching,
Tuition for one course in the summer session is $18. New students,
paying matriculation and library
fees, will pay $25.00, while students
not paying for matriculation will be
able to take one course for $20.00,
unless enrolled in courses requiring
HUGHES TOOL WINS
FROM H. J. C. TEAM
The Hughes Tool volleyball team
defeated Junior College in 3 out of
5 games in a thrilling contest. Staging a close race for 4 games in
which each team won 2, Hughes
Tool finally won the deciding game
17 to 15 after Junior College had
forged ahead by a score of 15 to 14.
Volleyball is steadily gaining in
favor among the students and is certainly a game in which team work
ia an essential element. Players
participating for Junior College were
Pat Foley, Bob Stallings, Ed Smart,
Jesse Darling, J. J. Ross, Fred Aebi,
John Hill, and Edgar Nerkin. Future
games will be booked from time to
time and everyone is invited and
assured of an exciting game.
If you are planning on being graduated in June see Mrs. Bender or
Lucille Black regarding the time of
class meetings. Several social functions are being planned by the
%EALL Y, NOW, IS IT LIKE THIS?
GO TO HOLLYWOOD AND FIND OUT
(Note: This is to give you an idea
of what might happen if H. J. C. was
suddenly moved to Hollywood and
turned into a motion picture studio.)
CHARACTERS: Mr. Dupre,
president of the company; Mr.
French, director (He got this position because of his spats); Harold
Renfro, hero (Pfffffftl); Kitty Hurlock, female menance (Scenes in
which Miss Hurlock appears must
be shot with asbestos film.); James
Julian, punch-drunk boxer; and
James Coulson, villian.
SCENE: Location on a Hollywood
Mr. Dupree: "Ah, Mr. French, you
may now proceed to shoot the first
Director French: "Now Miss Hurlock, remember, in this scene you
are supposed to be a society girl.
Now let's hear you say something in
precise English. Go ahead, say
Kitty: "Hot dog, you tell 'em kid,
hot cha cha!"
Director French: "Well I'll be a
, say, is that what you call
Kitty: "Gee, I "
James Julian: "Say, did I ever tell
youse guys about the time I almost
licked Dempsey? I led wit me right,
Director French: "Yes, you've told
us. Now, Miss Hurlock, go ahead
and say your lines.'
Kitty: "What is your name? You
have the prettiest hair, and I think
Director French: "Ye Gods, what
is this? You don't see that in the
Kitty: "Well, you told me to say
my lines. Ask any of those H. J. C.
boys if that isn't my line."
Director French: "Not that! Read
your lines from that paper you have
in your hand."
Kitty: "Once upon a time a travel
ing salesman "
Director French: "Oh Lord! You
dope! You are reading the wrong
Kitty: "All right. 'Ah, alas! Look
at yon forest fire approaching. I am
James Coulson: "Aha, fair lady. It
is only me. My fiery thatch is
forest fire. Heh, heh, heh."
Kitty: "I am still doomed. Will no
one save me?"
Harold Heart-throb (Played by
Mr. Renfro.): "I will save you, fair
(Hamp Robinson does a tap dance
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GIRL CAGERS END
The Junior College Girls' basketball team closed the season with
their most successful campaign by
winning 20 out of 23 games played.
A total of 713 points were amassed
by Junior College averaging 31
points per game while 304 points
were scored by all opponents or an
average of 14 points per game. The
following players constituted the
squad used in games throughout the
season Avis Parks, Doris McVickers,
Jenny Wait, Lou Gaines, Cisco Kellog, Evelyn Veach, Ruth Sparks,
Bonnie Shelton, Lavern Lathrop,
Maize Lyle, Ferguson, M. Hogan
Helen Tomlin, and Lucile Waite.
Avis Parks was high scorer for
the season with 226 points with the
other players following with: Doris
McVickers 167, Jenny Wait 120, Bonnie Shelton 55, Evelyn Veach 28 and
Ferguson 2. A splendid offense
built around Avis Parks, Jenny Wait
and Doris McVickers enabled
Junior College to score almost at
will in all their games. Much credit
must be given to Cico Kellog, Helen
Tomlin and Lou Gaines for their
work during the season on the defense.
Miss Irene Speiss is to be corn-
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