PUBLISHED BY THE JOURNALISM STUDENTS OF THE HOUSTON JUNIOR COLLEGE
HOUSTON, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1932
REGISTER IN H. J C
Approximately 50 new students entered the Junior college at the beginning of the new semester, according
to an anonuncement by Assistant
Dean N. K. Dupre.
Thirty-one of these students came
from univeristies, both in and out of
this state. Ten came from high
schools and three from junior colleges.
Rice Institute led all other colleges
in number enrolled in H. J. C. The
fourteen students from Rice are Harold Colin, Dorothy Dreaper, Willie Mae
Harkrider, and R. H. Moers, all gradu
ates. Others from this school are
Frank Hurley, Rose Karlblith, Sidney
Peltzman, W. Reinhardt, Gladys Schill,
G. E. Serrill, Evelyn Sims, Katherine
B reeks, Mai comb Buescher, Harvey
Doty and Ruth Griffith.
Six new students are from Texas
university. These are Harry V. Baker,
R. A. Wolfe, L. C. Jelly, Baxter
Moody, Ed Pulaski and H. W. Withers.
Students from other Texas colleges
include Janie Hudgins, T. C. N.; S.
J. Tremonte, A. and M.; Nannie Bailey,
Sam Houston Normal; O. E. Boulet,
Baylor; V. M. Cameron, St. Edwards;
Evelyn Castle, Naomi Fremen, and
Ruth Tipton, C. I. A.
New members of the student body
entering from high schools are Velma
Phillips, Eloise Baker and Vernon
Sheffield from Reagan; W. L. Minto and
Albert Mayo from San Jacinto; Jerome
Cannesa, Evelyn Coffey and A. J.
Grenader from Sam Houston; H. M.
Davis fro mJeff Davis; Martha Far-
gason from Wharton high.
Jones Biesel and L. E. Candler entered the Junior college from Schrie-
ner Institute. F. E. Tiedmann comes
1 from New Mexico Military Institute.
Special students are Eva Heard,
Percy Hardee, Anna Leverich, Sarah
Hailey and M. L. Geschen.
COUGAR BEAUTIES ARE
PRESENTED TO STUDENTS
Nelda Smith and Ruth Depperman,
winners of the Junior College beauty
contest, were presented with floral offerings at the general assembly, Wednesday night, February 10.
Miss Smith was the winner in the
sophomore section and Miss Depperman won in the freshman division.
The flowers were presented as a tribute to the two winners.
Harvey W. Harris in making the
presentation lauded the beauty of the
"Beauty is its only excuse for being," Mr. Harris said. "We have our
beautiful flowers, our beautiful birds,
but our beautiful girls surpass everything else in sheer beauty."
The San Jacinto high school band,
under the direction of Seth W. Hen-
' derson, appeared on the same program. The band played several
marches and an overture.
W. H. MINER PRESENTS
BOOKS TO LIBRARY
Seven issues of The Annals of the
American Academy of Political and
Social Science have been donated recently to the the Junior College library by W. H. Miner, history instructor. These publications cover the year
of 1931 and include January, 1932.
They should be of interest and value
to the students of economics, government, and sociology.
The MEGAPHONE, student publication of the Southwestern University,
recently conducted a poll to determine
* just what the student body expected
of its publication. The paper seems to
have satisfied most of the students as
no one suggested any improvements.
BOYS' DEBATING TEAM
In eliminations held last week, Gordon Jones, Milford Smith, and Jimmy Brinkley were
chosen to represent the Houston Junior college in state debate contests.
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—Courtesy The Houston Post.
IN FIRST MEET
The Platform club of Houston Junior college held its first meeting of
the new term on Friday evening, February 12, 1932. Election was held to
select officers for the spring term.
Jimmy Brinkley was elected president;
B. W. Payne Jr., vice president;
Weenonah Phelps, secretary and reporter; and Cy Shaw, sergeant-at-
A program committee was selected
with Jimmy Brinkly acting as chairman. His assistants were Grace
Schoelman and Hamp Robinson.
The following program is planned
for the next meeting which is to be
held next Friday evening, February
1. Piano selection—Mildred Bailey.
2. The Truth About Washington's
3. Washington's Political Experiences
—B. W. Payne Jr.
4. Social Life of Washington—Chuck
5. Talk on Dentistry—Horace Mills.
6. Ranch Life—Martha Forgason.
7. Why I Came to H. J. C—Evelyn
8. Violin Solo—Cy Shaw.
LOSES 10 STUDENTS
Approximately ten students
left the Junior College at the beginning of the spring semester to
continue their studies at other
Four of these students enrolled in the University of Texas.
These are A. J. Adams, Evelyn
Horowitz, Ward Robertson, and
Students enrolling in other
colleges in this state are D. W.
Safely, John Tarleton; Luelle
Egg, College of Industrial Arts;
C. P. Shearn, Shriener Institute.
Other students leaving the
Houston Junior College are Irving Weinstein, University of
Oklahoma at Norman, and Josephine Lorenz, University of
Louisiana at Baton Rouge.
With the leaving of these students the Junior College ex-
students are further distributed
among the various colleges of
the country. Already, Junior
College ex's have made names
for themselves at many colleges
and it is to be hoped that these
students will uphold the name
of H. J. C.
BALL MARCH 11
The sophomore ball will be held
Friday night, March 11, at the Houston club, according to plans formulated by the sophomore class at a recent meeting.
Tentative plans call for a semi-formal dance. The ballroom will be appropriately decorated by a committee
to be appointed by President Bertrand at an early date.
Bids will cost $1.50 and will be
placed on sale as soon as possible.
Representatives of the class will be
in the office to accept payments for
bids and will give receipts which will
entitle the bearer to a bid when they
Proceeds from this dance will be
used to defray the expenses of the
sophomore class for the remainder of
the current school year.
Lee's Owls, popular university orchestra, will furnish music for the
occasion. Dance hours will be from
10 until 2 o'clock.
And then there was the sap soph
who took three extra subjects so he
would have more chance of passing
"For goodness' sake, John, stop
playing that saxophone and let's do
something. I've stayed at home so
many nights that I am about to go
"Why sure, Honey, I'll leave the old
sax alone if it bothers you. But why
go out? We've been out one night
this week and we'll be going out Friday, maybe. Anyway, it's so darned
much trouble to "dress, go out somewhere and dance and have to come
home tired and sleepy with a hard
day's work staring you in the face for
"Oh, I thought it would be so different when I first married you. You
said you did not want me to grow old
and ugly and suppressed looking like
so many married women we knew.
And look what you've done to me.
"I'm only twenty-four and I look
like I'm at least thirty-five. I never
go out. You are out all day and see
your friends and are too tired to go
anywhere at night. But how about
me? I stay in and work and work
all day long and then stay in at night,
too. I never get to see any of my
"Oh, all right, Hon; next week we'll
start going out at least twice a week.
We'll go somewhere and dance one
night and call on some of your friends-
the other night."
"But, John, do you realize that
you've been saying that every night
for nearly two years. I don't think I
could stand it for another two."
"Oh, but I really mean it this time.
You just wait and see. . . . Now, how
does this thing go . . . ta-ta-tata-ta-
Within t a year of the time when
her divorse became final, Mary, whose'
name was once again Mary Marshall,
had ceased to regret her haste in divorcing John Browning. Immediately
after the suit was over she had left
San Felipe and had gone to Cedar
Springs, a nearby and much larger
city, where she was certain of finding
more of that social life which she
craved and had failed to find in San
At first things had been hard She
had not asked for any Simony, but
John had insisted upon helping hei
until she could get on her feet She
obtained and gave up n rapid s-icces-
sion jobs in an insurance office, a department store, a real estate company
and an exclusive hat shop. She had
been almost ready to give up and was
about to write to John and ask him
to take her back when she got a job
with an interior decorator. At last
she felt that she had found herself.
She made more money than she
knew how to spend. She indulged in
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Smith and Brinkley To Alternate
On Debate Team
With the season for debate and oratory not far off, Professor Harvey W.
Harris announces that he has already
chosen the teams which will represent the Houston Junior college in
debates scheduled with other schools.
In the elimination series held recently in the public speaking rooms.
Gordon Jones won the unanimous decision of the judges as first debater.
Gordon is a sophomore in the Junior
college, and it is hoped that he will
make unequaled progress for his dear
old alma mater.
An unusual occurrence came about
when the second place on the debate
team was chosen. Milford "Windy"
Smith and Jimmy Brinkley came out
neck and neck in the opinion of the
judges, so Coach Harris decided that
they will alternate in the debates.
Addison Woestmeyer, whose picture
appears elsewhere in this paper, was
chosen as Junior college orator.
On the feminine side of the debate
team, Misses Evelyn Bashara and
Zelma Lee Bond were given places,
while Evelyn also won out as girl
Mr. Dave Fraser, of the Sam Houston Senior High school faculty served
as one of the judges and complimented
Professor Harris upon the splendid
talent shown by the speakers.
As a matter of practice, the Junior
college has scheduled a number of
meets with the San Jacinto High
school. These practices are held in
room 321, and serve as warm-ups for
Information received by Mr. Harris
late Tuesday night made it plain that
the oratory contest for the district
will be held in San Antonio April 1.
Evelyn Bashara and Addison Woestmeyer will make the trip from the
The district debate finals will be
held at Temple Junior college on April
22. Gordon Jones, Milford Smith,
Jimmy Brinkley, Evelyn Bashara, and
Zelma Lee Bond will make that trip.
The one-act play finals will be held
at the Hillsboro Junior college on
March 11. The Houston Junior college has been ordered directly to the
OFFICERS RE - ELECTED
BY THE SPEAKER'S CLUB
Officers for the new term elected
by the Speaker's Club on Thursday,
February 11, are as follows: president,
Harold Cohn; vice-president, Evelyn
Cochran; secretary, and reporter Florence Kendrick; sergeant - at - arms,
Sponsored by Harvey W. Harris, the
club will meet every other Thursday
The program for the following meeting has been planned by Ben Fly,
Evelyn Hurvitz, and Florence Kendrick.
Those flowers that we gave to our
beauties in assembly last Wednesday
night were given to us by the Avenue
Floral company, 1920 McKinney
They were very gracious in doing
this, and we of The Cougar staff wish
to let you know it.
The Avenue Floral company boasts
of being the South's largest florists,
and well deserves that honor. Surely
they grew so large by being exceedingly accommodating. Flowers brighten up any occasion, so use more of
them. . . . More Avenue Floral