Interests of Haul
Al. K. DUPRE
R. E. Nell. Jr. Editor-in-Chief
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A Genuine Opportunity
Do you know what Junior College
has lo offer. Have you thought or
the opportunity you have for going
to college and working at the same
time? Do you realize that while
working, you may go to Dlgbl school
and do two years' work which Ih recognized In any standard college?
It iM the purpose of this college to
make available to the many who
might not otherwise have the advantages of college training, two years
of standard college work; to Bnable
students who complete high school
too young lo be went away to school j
in iisivi- two years of college training
at borne, under home Influences; to
enable adults who have not had KB
opportunity i>t attending college In
earlier yours to do so at home, with
little Interference in their o very-day
affairs; to give teachers In the public schools an opportunity to complete
professional rc<iulrciuotHs. Houston
Junior College often to Houston and
vicinity an Institution which eerrei
to the best advantage tin- needs of Its
By conducting classes at night. It
offers a unioiic Opportunity afforded
by no other college In the state. The
business man or woman may solert
any course, or number of courses, that
will help Ihi'm In their chosen professions
Last year's record shows that the
average nge ot stud mils :ii t inil iui;
Junior Colletc was 111 yean. There
were 637 students, 69 per cent of
whom were graduates ot Houston
high schools; :!.'! per oenl w<
ates of other schools, and 10 per cent
were admitted by special arrangement, or this number, 35 per cent
would not have gone to school had
It not been for Junior College. The
record shows further than 51 per cent
of the students were fully self-supporting, and Unit 17 per cent were
earning part of their expenses. Residents of Housion made up K7 per cent
of the student body, the other 1.1 per
cent coming from nearby schools. A
choice of vocation was made by 72
per eetii of tbe students enrolled who
answered a questionnaire, thus Indicating that nearly three-fotirlhs or the
«:i7 students have already decided
■Son their life profession.
Aist. Dean of H. J. C.
NOTED PROFS GIVE
INTERVIEWS AN EN T
Our Friendly Spirit
One of the most striking features.
of the Houston Junior College is the!
good fellowship and altogether friend-:
ly co-operation between the faculty
and the student body. Those who
have attended other colleges are the
first to notice this, for in most colleges the classes are carried on in
a much more formal and Impersonal
manner, and a weak student who
would profit much by encouraging individual instruction finds himself lost
In the maze of (he scholastic machinery: also, only a few of the faculty deign to speak to their students
outside of class.
The kindly encouragement and individual attention shown by our faculty to the students should be appreciated above everything else. Again,
outside of class, our faculty members
may almost always be found sprinkled
among the students wherever they
»re needed, giving friendly advice and
The students show their appreciation In various ways. Many of them
work harder on their lessons than
they would otherwise, to show their
appreciation for the friendly encouragement they receive, and among no
group of students are the faculty
-criticised less than at our Junior Col-
WITH MR. HARRIS:
"The Junior College is Eflllag ■
place In Houston thai no other in.ii
iui could rill.' said Mr. Harris, tn-
traetor In English and Pnblk speak-
n ■■ ui ly. "The Junior College
tuu bet one a definite part ol email-
i-4.iii ediniilinn The presence Of a
junior college in ;i i-imimiinlty means
Increased educational opportunities to
many who, otherwise, would not have
the privilege "f attending a college.
"1 believe in Junior College, In the
Junior College of tomorrow. 1 believe
that It will become one of the most
Import Institutions of south Trx-
kl " Mi. Harris went on to say in that
enthusiastic way that tuu made him
so popular with students in Junior
Mr. Harris came to ibis school from '
the University of Testis, whore he was |
a member or the faculty. He received
his MA degree rrom Texas Unlver.
-n;. in 19*7, end la now completing
work on hi- Ph.D. from the same
school Mr. Harris gradaatfld from
North Texas Stale Teachers' College
hi I'M 7, and leceli ■
Iroui llaylor University In 1920. As
a student he had [he special training
■ ■ I | ortunities offered lo men in the
A K. K overseas.
Mr. Harris has just returned rrom
the meeting of the Texas AgaooMtttoa
or Colleges at Waco. He found, there,
that people all over the state are Interested fn the junior college, and that
(he Houston Junior College ranks
among the foremost.
Mr, Hun-is thinks (hat the junior
college In general provides a very ef-
riolenl type of education for boys and
girls in their early years of college
training, and (hut the junior college
Is doing a more serviceable type of
Instruction tor the freshmen and sophomore years than do the senior colleges. This Is evidenced by the In.
creased number of high school graduates entering the Junior colleges every
"Many of these students graduate
from their schools at an early age."
Mr. Harris states. "We also find that
there are many who adapt themselves
very slowly to the strange program
of the senior colleges. To the junior
college, then, falls the duty and the
privilege of guiding these young men
and women wisely, training them in
proper habits of thinking, taking an
interest In their Individual abilities
and welfare. The efficiency of an Institution should not be dependent
upon the number It eliminates, but
upon its ability to Inspire, to arouse
ambition, and to stimulate the hoy or
: girl to discover himself, his powers,
his possibilities, and to create In him
a desire to be a little more or a man,
to do the greatest, the grandest, and
the best things possible."
Mr vYgllnee H, Miner. Instructor In
History, is one of the most interesting personalities in (he faculty. He
ha Ungbl In the Union Normal
School and the Union Theological
School In Foochow, China. Kor a
time he gave lectures In Junior College on Chinese Art and Culture. The
course was later discontinued, be-
• ry few universities gave
credit for It.
Mr Miner has an M.A. degree from
Columbia University, and has completed all residence requirements on i
Bis Ph. I). He has been an Instructor
In History ;" BC, J C, since the col-!
He has taken an interest In all that
Junior College has done, and has cooperated in all student activities.
I WITH MR. DUPRE:
! "I feel that this year has been In
every respect the best year of our
Houston Junior College," said Mr. Dupre, assistant dean, in a recent Interview. "The students have taken a
greater Interest In malting the name
(i, our school stand out. They have
hern more active socially as well as
more active In an academic way.
"We have had a very fine school
from a disciplinary point of view. I
do not believe that I have ever been
connected wiiii an Institution, whether
day or night, in which the oondnct
of the young men and women wan
n bat miilng to the good name or
Die school thiin that good spirit of Mir
pluy and good will that has been
■hOWn lliionnlnnit this whole year.
My work has been made easier, and
this year superior to other years, because of the spirit ot co-operation thai
Hie students hav.- shown '"
Mr. Dupre uttribut s the success
i f this year to the [act that (he college has had quit* m lew more full-
time students than before. These stu-
denta have had the Interest of the
i li.. more nt heart.
"These students are, for the most
irt. recent graduates from our high
this dance was one of the biggest
successes or the social season.
There were two other dances at
the University Club, one a Christmas
dance, and the other a Spring Sport
dance, that were first-clasB dances.
On May 9, 1930, the third annual
high school-college reception and
dance was given In the new gym.
Several thousand students attend this
dance every year. Each high school
and junior college selects the most
beautirul and most popu'ar girl, and
the twelve girls are presented at this
dance. One'girl is chosen from the
ten high school girls to be "queen"
ot the evening. Tbe (wo junior col
lege girls are not included in the voting as they are hostesses.
The affairs are properly chapsroned
by the school's faculty and officers.
All of the Htudents participate in the
activities and In lha( way they are
always huge successes.
STANDARDS AT HOUSTON-
JUNIOR COLLEGE MEET
Assoc. Profenor in Education
lege. Of course, little petty grievances crop up now and then, but these
are soon smoothed over, forgotten,
and tbe student body of the Houston
Junior College stands one and all as
a booster for their splendid faculty.
Friendships between members of
the student body and members of thej Oaks Country Club from 1«*
their loib-ce work haw
l n their ftr.-t Interest."
Mr N K. Dupre has an M. A. degree from the University of Texas
He Is also principal of the Montrose
Buemi Mary School, and has had
Houston Junior College is doing
work that Is equal In every
to the freshman and sophomore work
being done In the best four-year colleges. It has given careful consideration to its choice or faculty members.
They have been chosen on a basis or
training, experience and acceptability
i,, the beat of nnivereltiee. without
exception, (he instructors for Junior
College have the unqualified endorsement of Texas University, Rice Institution. A. & M. College, and other
outstanding colleges, A thorough
COUGAR GIVES THANKS
, FOR MUNN CO-OPERATION
The final election for the school
year of the Who's Who Contest, sponsored by W. C. Munn Company, was
for the choice ot the most pupuiar
girl on the campus. In this election,
as in the others, there were several
contestants, some of whom we should
give acknowledgment for their
larlty. There l
i nineteen contest-
which indicates we have i
derstandlng of the leaching processes,! lot of loyal girls in college. Would
ability lo teach effectively, as well as that there was as much college spirit
ncademlc training, are the chief re- i among many of the boys aa there le
quisites In the selection of Its teach; among the girls.
ers. There are 2H faculty members.! Worthy or mention is Miss Ruth
Junior College has been given a | Kidd. the recpnt president or the girls'
rating of "A" by UU Association of pap Clnb, who has been a most faith-
Texas Colleges In the State Depart-, fill worker in all college activities.
ment of Education since Us beginning. We shall greatly miss her when she
grnduates In a few weeks. Miss Adele
Drenkle. who won the election for
the prettiest girl on the campus, had
a considerable support In this election also. Miss Llssahelle Crlttendeu,
ptable (o any standard' another of our popular graduates,
bom we shall greatly miss, received
three years ago. It has recently been
i lunlned and found to be keeping
pace with other "A" rating colleges ot tbe state. It offers 23 main
courses, any one of which, upon com-
than tell years' experience In Admin 1sti
administrative teaching hi Texas j ''*■ Education. Engineering, Knt-lish.
[ French. Spanish. Government. History, Journalism, Mathematics, Public
Its varied curriculum otiers courses' a good support In the election. It was
leading to degrees in the following not a surprise to find several votes
major subjects: Arts, Business Ad-1 tor our popular and ever active Miss
ministration. Science. Education, Jour-1 Irene Cafcalas. who has this year
nallstn. Medicine, Law. Engineering.| taken part in many of the activities
and Physical Education. I of the college.
The following courses are available: | It is a high tribute to the loyalty
Public School Art, Biology. Business shown during the college year and a
Chemistry, Econom-i fitting expression ot appreciation for
nminn rni t rrr in - ■""",m,,sm' ^atnemanca. muic
JUNIOR COLLEGE IS n^*;t;;;,:;:::,x^,p^:
CAI iriTAITC A D A IT T lng' PW^OtonT, Public Speaking. So-
JULlLlIUUj A D U U 1 oloto«T- and Library courses
A school without social activities
is not complete. Houston Junior College sees to it that their students are
(in Wednesday night of every week,
'■•" minutes \s set aside after the supper period for a gathering in the
school's auditorium for the students. Announcements are given by
the faculty and student body, ana a
snappy program by guests or members of the school Is given.
Dances? Yes. we have plenty or
dances. Our first dance was given
ftboal two weeks after school started
in September. It was informal, given
in the gym. and Col'egians Dance
Orchestra turnished the peppy music.
This dance was a huge success, and
everyone had a grand time.
After the football season, a dance
honoring the football boys was given
at the University Club. High school
members were also entitled to atteud.
With the money made from this dance
the school bought sweaters for the
Several days before the students
were dismissed for the Christmas holidays another successful dance was
given in the school gym.
On January 3, 1930. the freshman
class gave a formal ball at the River
peration on the part of the student
body that the vote for the most popular girl on the campus should go to
Miss Mildred Smith, one of our faithful freshmen, of whom we will expect
much next year.
In concluding this report, we want
to express our deepest appreciation
for the generous support of W. C.
Munn Company, whose help has in a
very large way made possible the
publishing of THE COUGAR.
The University of Michigan accept-
iredlts of courses taken at
Housion Junior College by Mr. Bruce
Manley who was registered with us
last year Mr. Manley graduated from '
San Jacinto Senior High School and, Rd Cunningham: "I know a man
tit. rcl the University of Michigan. who saved $1000 on S1200 income."
After being In attendance one year] Harry Seaman: "Great Scott."
he returned home. E- C.: "No. Jewish."
Houston Junior College
A FULLY ACCREDITED JUNIOR
faculty have been made and are being | The hall was beautifully decorated in j
made that will prove a guide and an' the class colors of green and white. I
inspiration to the students through-! The Collegians Dance Orchestra fur-
out their entire lives. nished the music for the evening, and j
A Superior Faculty
A well equipped plant