PUBLISHED BY THE JOURNALISM STUDENTS OF THE HOUSTON JUNIOR COLLEGE
HOUSTON, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 24, 1933
Crowned As Senior
Elaine Richardson, Sam Houston
High School beauty, was elected
queen of the sixth annual Houston
Jr. College reception Friday night,
May 5, honoring Houston high school
graduates. The contest was the closest in the history of the reception,
only six votes separating Miss Richardson and her nearest rival, Ellen
Newman of San Jacinto.
The queen was selected by a standing vote after the candidates from
each school had been presented by
Jimmy Brinkley, president of the
Junior College Student Association,
and Harry Gray, president of the
freshman class of Junior College.
The most beautiful and the most
popular girls from each school and
the vote for the election of the queen
of the reception follows: Ellen Newman, 237, and Mary Gray Adams, 37
San Jacinto; Elaine Wade, 75 and
Maurine Mayfield, 4, Milby; Elaine
Richardson, 243, and Billy Lathy, il,
Sam Houston; Dorothy Winn, 30, and
Bernice Nicholson, 26, Jefferson
Davis; Doris Meacham, 96, and Mary
Ellen Triplett, 40, John H. Reagan.
Harriet Allen and Lucille Black.
Junior College representatives, were
hostesses of the reception and were
not eligible for election.
Other special high school representatives, including valedictorians,
senior class presidents, and most representative boys and girls, were:
William Schleeter, J. G. Martel,
Frank Smith, and Jean Slater, San
Jacinto; Kazko Arai, Ethel Belle
Stettner, Jim Allen, and Helen Marques, Milby; Maurice Belt, John
Brandenberger, and Mary Margaret
Hurley, Sam Houston; Leonora Elliot, Claude Gresham, Courtney
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SCORE WIN OVER
The boys debate team of the Houston Junior college won a decision
over the visiting boys' team of the
Lamar Junior College Beaumont at
their annual meet and final debate
of the season Monday night, May 15,
the school auditorium.
Debating the current question of
e cancellation of the inter-allied
war debts, Tommie Cooksey and
Marshall, Junior College team,
defended the negative. A spirit of
heated animation reigned throughout the debate while both teams made
realistic demands and refusals and
told the audience how their opponents
should have handled that side of
Beaumont debate coach, Mrs. F.
W. Fonville, and her boys' and girls'
debate teams arrived in Houston
late Monday afternoon and were
guests at a banquet arranged by the
public speaking department in honor of the occasion. Armond Caste-
vens, president of the Houston
Junior College Speaking Club, presided as toastmaster and heard after
dinner speeches welcoming the Beaumont visitors and discussing the past
friendship of the two colleges.
Dean N. K. Dupre admonished
Junior College debators not to let the
Beaumont representatives take home
too many spoils while Mrs. Bender
made it clear that not only does
the Houston Junior College have the
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Held Meeting For
Pictured above is Miss Elaine
Richardson, Sam Houston High beauty who was recently crowned queen
of the 1933 H. J. C. high school reception.
Graduates Plan For
Lake Shore Picnic to
Be Held May 27
The graduating class of Junior
College of '33 have selected Clear
Lake as the site of Its annual picnic
to be held Saturday, May 27.
This event will begin at 2 p.
at the summer home of Alma
Stewart, and will be followed by
dancing and swimming until late into
the night. Miss Stewart will be the
hostess to 47 graduates and their
dates. It has been decided by the
class that all graduates may have
outside dates if they choose.
The committee on entertainment
composed of La Verne Lathrop, Nora
Louise Calhoun, Fred Aebi, Weiss
Obermiller announced that all those
interested in tennis, swimming, dancing, or base ball, will be assured of
a good time.
All graduates and girls without
dat*3 are urged to see Pat Foley
about the arrangement of transportation. Mack Douglas has pledged
himself to furnish music for the
TO BEGIN JUNE 5
"We expect more students in the
Houston Junior College summer
school of 1933 than in any previous
year," N. .K. Dupre, dean said in
"Our reputation as an institution
of higher learning existing right in
our own city, is growing yearly. Due
also to the fact that many parents
want their children to remain under
home influences for a two years,
we have an opportunity to extend
untold benefits to the people of
Houston and vicinity," he pointed
Classes for the summer term be-
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TO HIGH SCHOOLS
Students in the Houston senior
high schools will hear talks on the
value and necessity of college education in meetings to be conducted
this week and next.
These addresses are being given in
conjunction with the Houston school
district's drive to boost the value
to the community of the Houston
Junior College, by extending its ad-
ntages to many other persons
shing to improve their education.
"The principals in the senior high:
pecially are urged to give em
phasis to the need for students to
continue their education and to the
opportunities afforded by the summer school term, opening June 5.
The instruction is given by the regular members of the faculty, and the
courses are equivalent in content
and value of those given during the
regular session," Dr. E. E. Oberholtzer, president of the college, said.
Freshmen courses to be offered as
announced by Dean N. K. Dupre are:
Rhetoric and English composition,
plane trigonometry, plane analytical
geometry, European history, chemistry, physics, news writing and editing, German, French, Spanish, psychology of learning, elementary
methods of education, health education, public school music, elementary
art teaching, and methods of teaching writing.
Sophomore courses announced are
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TIME WILL TELL
A LOOK INTO THE FUTURE
BY C. W. SKIPPER
The annual banquet of the Houston High School Press Association
given May 2 at the Y. W. C. A.
Almost 200 young journalists and
their sponsors attended.
Eugene Sisk, president of the H.
H. S. P. A., presided, and after a
few well-chosen remarks introduced
the various speakers.
Mr, F. R. Birney, instructor in
journalism in the city schools, was
the first presented. He gave a short
resume of the purposes of the press
clubs and their yearly get-to-gether
Dr. E. E. Oberholtzer .superintendent of city schools, made an interesting talk on the ideals of the school
"The printed word should carry
more than a message. I believe
training in journalism has greater
value than being able to write an
interesting headline or arrange a
front-page make-up. In my opinion
you are being trained to acquire a
broader vision of life rather than
how to become successful newspaper
writers," declared Dr. Oberholtzer.
Mrs. Bess Whitehead Scott of the
Houston Post spoke in an interesting
on the literary style of newspaper interviews.
Mrs. Ruby D. Brittain gave a
brief account of the method used by
Houston Junior College journalism
students in grading the junior high
The winners in the junior high
class were announced by Mr. Birney, who prefaced his announcement
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I returned to my old Alma Mater
two yeara after graduation to find
that the entire college was changed.
In the first place, a sign at the
front entrance proclaimed the school
be "The Houston Junior College for Crime."
Well, it hasn't changed much," I
said to myself, remembering some of
the students who attended at the
time I was there.
The next change I noticed was the
door at the front of the building.
It had a sliding panel that opened
after a person knocked three times.
After you were identified, you would
be admitted through the portals into the sacred chambers of the school
The first person to greet me was
former Dean Dupre, now Chief Du
He beamed at me and pointed
around the building with pride.
"Do you know," he said with ar
air of importance, "that our graduates have received a higher rating
as public enemies than any other
college in the country?"
"That's great," I said, "but tell
me, why did you change this from a
regular academic college to a crime
"That's easy. There are so many
criminals that we thought it would
be fine if we offered a course in i We next went to the auditorium
thus helping the poor erim- where a quartette was giving a r,
inals who have had no schooling andlber.
are always getting caught. As
as we started this course, all of our
students dropped their other courses
and majored in crime. Then we had
to change it to a crime college."
We are passing by the cafeteria
hen we heard an explosion.
"What was that?" I demanded.
"Oh, that's just one of the pine-
>ples exploding in the kitchen, or
might be some of our rivals pay-
g us a visit from the Rice Crime
Institute. I think they are sore
because we bumped off their chief
last week. Can you imagine the un-
sportsmanship of those guys ? Why,
only last week they expelled some of
their best footpads for cheating on
their machine gun examinations. It
seems that they put magnets in the
targets and shot steel bullets.'
We passed the gymnasium where
several students were going through
some setting up exercises.
"What are they doing?" I asked
"Oh. they are developing their
muscles. They are majoring in the
Those," said the chief with pride,
are the Sing-Singers. They broadcast over a national crook-up every
I then pointed to some girls who
were passing with their noses high
in the air.
They look stuck up to me,' I commented.
'Certainly, They are some of our
best stick-up artists."
Well., who are those students
watching that man lying under the
blanket ? "
'Oh," replied Chief Dupre, "they
are learning how to tell under-cover
men when they see them."
Suddenly a bell began to clang.
Students piled out of the rooms and
dashed down the halls. Some even
jumped out of windows. The chief
and I were knocked down in the
"That's one habit that I have
never been able to break them of/'
Chief Dupre smiled apologetically as
he dusted himself off. "Whenever
they hear the bell denoting the end
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Bud Steeger Wins
Re-Election in Boys
Guild Savant Club
Bud Steegar, president of the
Guild Savant, was re-elected president of the organization for next
year, at a special meeting of the
club, Wednesday, May 10. The remaining officers for next year will
be named in September.
The club extended Steeger a vote
of confidence and thanks for his efforts in building-up the new organization during the past year. Steeger pledged himself to continued action in the next year's activities of
for a party at Clear Lake
shores on Saturday, May 20, were
drawn up at this meeting. Arrangements were placed in the hands of
e entertainment committee.
H. W. Harris extended the thanks
of the faculty to the club for its
help in ushering at the high school
"The Guild Savant is due a vote
of gratitude for the manner in which
it handled the ushering at the recent
reception," Mr. Harris said. "The
vote counting was very successful
in the hands of this club, and I hereby express the thanks of the faculty
to you for your able assistance."