PUBLISHED BY THE JOURNALISM STUDENTS OF THE HOUSTON JUNIOR COLLEGE
HOUSTON, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 1932
• TO SEND PLAY TO
A one act play will be sent to Waxa-
hachie from Houston Junior college
to compete with other Junior colleges
of the state, according to Harvey W.
Harris, Professor of Public Speaking.
The play will advertise Houston Jun-
' ior College if it makes a good showing
in this contest.
"Students of the Public Speaking De-
* partment will also be called upon to
judge Interscholastic League declamations and debates within this district",
Mr. Harris stated.
When asked if he expected to cast
another play, Harris replied, as only
a modest East Texan would, "We would
not impose upon our audience's good
nature by boring them with another
play soon." But don't be surprised if
this likeable Prof comes back with a
bigger hit than "Why Husbands Go
New uniforms for the H. J. C. basketball squad have been ordered and
will arrive next week, according to a
statement by Coach Archie W. French.
"No games have been definitely
■ matched, but several outside -contests
are expected," said Coach French.
The new uniforms will be blue and
white. Blue trunks and white jerseys
- and a cougar on the front will make
up the ensemble.
The uniforms will be issued to the
, following players: Brenham, Gayle,
Jeter, Mathews, Pech, Scarborough,
Stone, Snider, Taylor, and Weed.
FACING TERM EXAMS
With the end of the fall term rap-
■ idly nearing its end, final examinations
are looming up before students of
nearly every institution of learning.
For the students of the Houston
Junior college, they are very near.
Here is the schedule as given out
by the office:
Examinations will be given in all
• classes meeting on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 4 to 5 and 6 to 7
p.m. on Friday, January 22.
Examinations will be given to all
classes meeting on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 5 to 6 and
from 7;30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday,
All classes meeting on Tuesdays and
Thursdays will take their examinations
Tuesday, January 26.
Examinations will be given to all
classes meeting on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 8:30 to 9:30 on
' Wednesday, January 27.
Students unable to attend examinations because of sickness will be
* given the tests for a fee of $1.00, while
Students missing for any other reason
will have to pay a fee of $2.50. These
extra finals will be given February 23,
24, and 25. Students willfully skipping
because of examination will not be
allowed to take the extra exam and
will be graded "F" in the subject.
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After many long hours of investigation and work, Mrs. Hannah Shearer
is publishing the 'following list of
magazines and journals that are accessible to Junior College students.
The Cougar is pleased to be able
to publish it and hopes that you students may derive some benefit from
the publications. Whenever you want
to find material about some current
topic, consult the Readers' Guide and
then look into any of tS\% following
magazines, periodicals or journals:
Academy of Politcal Science.
'American Journal of Sociology.
•American Historical Review.
•American Journal of Public Health.
American Library Ass'n Bulletin.
American School Board Journal.
Bulletin of the Harris County Medical Society.
Educational Magazine Guide.
•Elementary School Journal.
Federal Reserve Bulletin.
General Electric Review.
Industrial and Engineering Chemistry.
Journal of Engineering Education.
Journal of Chemical Education.
Journal of Modern History.
Journal of Educational Research.
Journal of Educational Psychology.
•Journal of Political Economy.
Junior College Journal.
Junior-Senior High School Clearing House.
•National Geographic Magazine.
New York Times Magazine.
New York Times Book Review.
•Political Science Quarterly.
•Review of Reviews.
•School and Society.
Social Service Review.
Teachers' College Record.
The Texas Outlook.
•Listed in Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature.
QUEER DARKY TO
AH of Houston's late shoppers and
early theatre-goers know Dixie; but
just who he is and where he came
from, nobody knows, not even Dixie
himself. With the characteristic good
humor of the negro, this 40-year-old
man, stunted in body and mind, makes
friends with everyone. If he is given
a cigarette he will perform almost any
antic, and for a cigar he will jig and
dance until his clothes are nearly
Dixie likes the cops—at a distance
—he hopes to be one some day, and
yet he lives in mortal fear of them.
He tells any cop that he happens to
meet that they are brothers, that "Big
Mike" is their father, and that Chief
of Police Percy Heard is his best friend
Dixie's decision to become a cop
came about through a conversation
between Dixie and his favorite cop,
and it ran something like this:
"What do you intend to be when
you grow up, Dixie?"
"Well, sah, Ah thinks Ah'l be a cah-
"Why, Dixie, you can't be a carpenter. You dont' know a hammer from
"Yassah, dat's right. Then Ah
reckons Ah'll be a prize fight ah."
"You can't be that either. You're
"Yassah, dats right, too. Ah guess
Ah'll have to be a doctah. Ah think
Ah'd like to be a doctah."
"But you haven't ever gone to medical school, Dixie, so you can't be a
"Well, sah, Ah'd nevah thought o'
that. Ah cain't be a doctah, neither.
Mebbe Ah could be a lawyah."
"But it takes a smart man to be a
"Looks like you're not fit for much
of anything, doesn't it?"
"Yassah, shuah does. But iffen Ah
an't fitten foah nothin', Ah reckons
Ah'll jus' have to be a po-liceman."
District 21 To Hold
Under HJ.C. Auspices
Leave it to the teachers to know
how to spend their Christmas holidays
peacefully. We students tear around
from one place to another, lose sleep,
and come back to school with a
grouch. Do the teachers do this? Absolutely not !
But Mr. Miller cheerfully admitted
that he spent the latter part of his
holidays going to parties. He actually
stayed out until 3 a.m. New Year's
Mrs. Ebaugh had a very exciting
vacation. She left with the Tulane
Special from New Orleans, en route
to Pasadena, Calif., for the Rose
Tournament. At the game she saw
many celebrities, among them Mary
Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Joan
Crawford, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. "In
spite of defeat, Tulane brought home
all of the money," stated Mrs. Ebaugh.
Among the teachers who stayed at
home in Houston, enjoying the holidays, were Mrs. Soule, Mrs. Bender,
Mr. Bishkin, Mrs. Shearer. ?.tr. Schu-
man stayed home and played with his
youngsters and declared that he behaved himself. Mr. Birney stayed at
home wih his wife and the little Birney s. Mr. South spent most of his
time trapping birds in the woods. His
Christmas was very pleasant, until his
dog became seriously sick and had to
have an operation. Mr. Harris and his
family spent a nice, quiet Christmas
in Houston, and on January 1 they
drove to Center, a small town in East
Texas. Mr. Herrington spent his vacation at home, as he works for the
Hughes Tool Company besides being
a teacher at the Junior College—and
his work had to go on.
Mr. Ledlow spent his holidays in his
new home with his wife and baby
girl. "I enjoyed fishing and hunting
on the gulf, and enjoyed my Christmas dinner," stated Mr. Henderson,
who stayed in the vicinity of Houston
for the vacation.
Mr. Hooker and his wife drove to
Conway, Ark., for Christmas Day.
From there they drove ot Little Rock.
Coming back south, they stopped in
Paris, Texas, for a short stay with Mr.
Hooker's parents. They stopped in
Dallas, and then on back to Houston.
Henderson, in East Texas, was the
quiet little town where Miss Hubbard
spent her Christmas. The Kerbows
went to Cooper, Texas, and Mr. Keeler
spent his vacation in El Paso.
Playing the part of Santa Claus, was
the way Mr. Rees spent Christmas Eve
and Day. He went on a hunting trip
to Kerrville, getting no deer, but enjoying a few fox hunts.
The Miners took an auto trip through
Southern Louisiana. From Crowley,
they went north and then took the
route eastward to Baton Rouge. They
passed through miles of flooded forests in which there was only the highway and railroad out of water. Christmas Day was spent in Baton Rouge.
Both were interested in the new cap-
itol and the new university buildings
of Louisiana. From Baton Rouge, they
went on to New Orleans, where they
attended some of the meetings of the
American Association for Advancement of Science. Historic places in
Louisiana were sources of interest for
them. They were much pleased and
impressed with their trip.
Miss Thomason went to her home in
Huntsville but had to come back to
Houston for her excitement, she declared.
Houston was good enough for Miss
Mackey, who spent her holidays here
Mr. French went to Tennessee and
spent the holidays with his family.
District 21 of the Texas Interscholastic League will hold its annual meeting
in Houston, under the auspices of the
Houston Junior College, April 15 and
16, according to an announcement by
N. K. Dupre, director general of the
Plans for the meet were formulated
by the executive committee of the district at a meeting held in the Junior
College January 5.
Competition in academic work will
be held at the Junior College. This
work includes spelling, declamation,
music and art, memory and debating.
H. J. C. students will act as judges for
A division plan for class A and class
B schools will be used in the basketball tournament. The class A teams
will be placed in one section and the
class B teams in another, with the winner of each division meeting for the
The district track and field meet will
again be held at Rice Stadium April
15 and 16. The dates April 22 and 23
were also reserved in case Rice Field
is not available on the 15th or 16th.
The tennis tourney will be held in
conjunction with the track meet, the
net events being held on the Rice
courts. The class A and class B divisions will also be used in the tennis
Officers of District 21 are N. K. Dupre, assistant dean of Houston Junior
College, director general; W. R. Smith
of Goose Creek, M. V. Peterson of
Rosenberg, Levi Fry of Texas City, E.
C. Gates of San Jacinto High school,
and H. W. Harris of the Junior College.
Member counties of the district are
Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Matagorda and Wharton. The cities
of Galveston, Houston and Goose Creek
are also affiliated.
ONCE MAY QUEENS
"A favorite dodge to get your story
read by the public is to assert that it
is true, and then add that truth is
stranger than fiction."—O. Henry.
Well, truth is stranger than fiction.
Every year, just before the students
of the public schools are given a summer vacation, the Houston Junior College holds a reception for the high
school graduates. At this reception,
among other things, the assembled
graduates elect one girl of their number as May Queen of the city.
Maybe the girls so honored at the
receptions of the past three years have
a sentimental gratitude toward the
college which gave them the honor.
Maybe it is merely a coincidence. Anyway these citywide queens of the past
three years are all students at Junior
Moreover, each is a former all-city
beauty; each is now entered in the
beauty contest sponsored by "The
Cougar," school paper, with even
chances to win; and all are former
students of Sam Houston high school.
If anybody is in doubt as to whom
this description fits, let him ask for
Melbadel Wright, Ruth Depperman
and Wilma Lindsay. He will agree
that the three belong in the catalog
of beauty, and if he has an appreciative eye he will add another feature
to their already long list of qualities
in common—that they are all three
Anyway, fill out the ballot in the
opposite corner and drop it in Mr.
Birney's box in the office.