PUBLISHED BY THE JOURNALISM STUDENTS OF THE HOUSTON JUNIOR COLLEGE
HOUSTON, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1931
FAVORED BY H.J.C.
GRADUATES OF 31
Approximately 30 ex-Students
Enrolled at Rice
RED DELERY AT A. AND M.
Williard Nesmith, Harold Wood
Now Attending Northwestern
University at Chicago
* News comes from former students
of the Junior college that points toward success for the alumni of this
Ex-students of H.J.C. favor Rice Institute as a finishing school. Approximately thirty members of last year's
student body have enrolled at Rice
for further study.
Among these -are Amos Beeler, Sam
Cutaia, Adele Drenkle, Bert Fried-
' berg, Dave Furman, Donald Gready,
Mary Harris, Mitchell Lewis, Edith
Lord, Harry Mintz, William Moeller,
J. Lee Norman, Kenneth Phillips, Sue
Sellingsloh, Marjorie Sims, Hunter
Smith, Eleanor Stanfield, Harold
Steele, Orville Swetland, Ruth Tins-
At Southwestern university, Fairfax Moody and Bob Stallings repre-
* sent the Junior college.
Although a complete list of former
students at Texas university is not
, available at this time, it is known that
Terry Russ and Carleton Thompson
are attending that school.
Lucian Bukowski is in Dallas where
* he is a student at the Baylor Medical
Elden Daunoy is attending Rice and
is a starting guard on the freshmen
football team. Red Delery is also going in for football at Texas A. and
M. Red already has two letters in
football at that college.
Ida Mehr, a graduate of H. J. C. last
spring, is now assistant physical director of girl's sports at Reagan high
Word comes from Chicago that Willard Nesmith and Harold Wood are
working there prior to enrolling in
From available reports it may be
seen that a large per cent of former
students of the Junior college is con-
. tinuing its college career at institutions of higher learning.
WE PRESENT THE CLASS OF '33
"I believe that every individual
ought to be research minded." stated
Dr. W. W. Kemmerer, Director of Research of the Houston Public Schools,
at an assembly of the Houston Junior
College, Wednesday^ Oct. 28.
"Research is just good intelligent
thinking and acting in trying to solve
problems", Dr. Kemmerer continued,
"and by doing a little research on our
own part we will be able to find our
aim in life sooner and achieve happiness and success" Due to research
methods that we have developed,
schools can now teach more and
better subjects in a shorter time than
was the case a few years ago. And
on account of the present day system
of teaching, a decrease of 25% has
been shown in the number of accidents among children of school age."
Dr. Kemmerer began his address
with the first thoughts of research,
when man solved his first problems,
and illustrated the necessity of it now.
"I know of nothing," "besides bread
and butter that is more important
and will help us more than research,"
Dr. Kemmerer said.
The Housion Junior College
Freshman Class of '31, said to be
the most promising in the history
of the school by N. K. Dupre, assistant dean, because of the spirit
of organization and comradeship
which exists among them.
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BEN GREET TROUPE
"Comedy of Errors" and
"Macbeth" To Be
English students of Junior college
will be pleased to learn that the Ben
Greet Shakespearian players will be in
the city Wednesday, November 18, to
present two of the famous English author's plays.
In the afternoon, "The Comedy of
Errors" will be enacted, while at night,
"Macbeth" will be portrayed.
Sir Philip Ben Greet is justly famous
for his inimitable presentation of the
works of the immortal Shakespeare.
He has thrilled millions with his
Here is what a Princeton student
says of his "Macbeth." "The Ben
Greet players have come and gone,
and we are all pleased with the production they have staged. I hear
nothing but the highest praise. We
have never seen 'Macbeth' produced
quite so well."
The players will be here only one
Cougar To Choose
Oh! Gee! Gosh! I've never
seen so many swell lookin' dames
in all my life since the time I
was awarded first prize in the
Houston Perfect Baby contest
back in 1913. There wuz some
stiff competition in that contest,
an' to win a prize like I did wuz
a real honor. In fact, I still
have the silver spoon the judge
gave me for being the healthiest
baby. (Notice I said healthiest).
Anyway, to get back to the
1931 Beauty contest of the co-eds
of H. J. C. Ya know I imagine
it'll be sim'lar to those baby
contests, or sump'n. Hair pullin'
an' pinchin'. Only when I wuz
in the baby contest, we didn't
'xactly know what we wuz doin'
it for. Ya know how kids'II
grab for your hair the first thing.
Course each parent thought his
entrant was about the cutest
thing there, an' that the first
prize wuz a cinch sewed up in
the well known burlap before the
judges even arrived. Ya know,
I've never had much to do with
real beauty contests, but they
tell me when these grown-up
dames start competin' for their
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BY HARVEY RICHARDS, JR.
The pale August moon looked down
on the little Texas border town, bathing in the coolness that followed a
heated day. The one main street was
lined with saddle horses and a few
wagons. The impatient stomp of a
horse's hoof, the clank of trace chains,
the clump of high heeled boots on the
board walk, jingle of spurs, and the
sound of human voices mingled together to make up the sounds that
echoed and re-echoed through the
streets of the town on this Saturday
night. Lights glared from the doorways of the open stores, roaring hilarity boomed from the gambling-halls
and saloons. The border town was in
Through the swinging doors of a
I saloon reeled Hank Donovan, six feet
I of bronzed, weather beaten, wrinkled
I skin. His long nose was slightly
j flushed and he was opening and closing one eye in an effort to make both
focus on the same thing at the same
time. Stopping in front of the hitching rack, he stood gazing long and
pityingly at the horse that was tethered there.
"Po' hoss. Nothin' but a broomtail,
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Speakers and Music Are To
Be Featured in
A series of the most profitable assemblies ever to be held at the college are in store for H. J. C. students
according to S. W, Henderson, chairman, at a recent meeting of the committee on assembly period entertainment.
"It is our hope", Mr. Henderson
stated, "to present the best of speakers, art numbers, and interesting discussions in order that we may give
the students profitable entertainment
and the urge to attend assemblies.
The appropriation of a $200 fund for
the assembly numbers will make it
possible to give the students benefi-
as well as interesting programs.
Chatauqua speakers, musicians, lecturers, and all classes of good entertainment will be brought to the school
in an effort to encourage interest in
assemblies of the school."
The month will contain three as-
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Growth Stressed in Public
H. J. C. IS SUCCESS
Night Classes of College
Grade Ideal for
"The Houston Junior College's Contribution to Education" was the subject of an address given by N. K.
Dupre, assistant dean of the Houston
Junior college, over KTRH Thursday
"Junior College has proven by its
growth from 561 students in its first
year to 858 in its fourth year, that
there is a definite need for a local
college in the scheme of public education," stated Mr. Dupre.
Mr. Dupre especially emphasized
the opportunity the junior college
offers to Houston youths who are unable to attend other colleges, special
courses for teachers and prospective
teachers, and special work for adults
along cultural and professional lines.
"It has also proven that there is a
definite need for night classes of college grade in the system of education," Mr. Dupre pointed out. "There
are many students who must carry a
full day's work in order to earn their
livelihood, and a college education
comes after work."
"And last, the Houston Junior college has proven that a junior college
can be successfully run on a reasonable tuition basis where the high
school building is avilable after school
hours for college purposes, with little
of no appreciable expense to the
Mr. Dupre concluded by extending a
cordial invitation ot the radio audience
to visit the college.
In order that the Houston Junior
College may get the proper amount of
publicity in the three prominent newspapers of the city, Fred R. Birney, instructor of journalism, has vppointed
three journalism studen;s to report
current junior college news to them.
L. P. Marshall reports for th? Houston Press; V. F. Harrison reports for
the Chronicle; A. Marks reports for
The three papers were glad to receive these young men, and if 'hey
live up to expectations, they will get
much experience in the line for which
they are studying.
SOPH CLASS WILL
AT GAID0;S CLUB
Beginning November 18, the sophomore class will sponsor dances at
Gaido's night club every two weeks.
These dances will be primarily for
Junior college students but outsiders
will be admitted with an additional
Twenty per cent of the gate receipts will go into the "sophomore
treasury to defray expenses for the
Lee's Owls, popular university orchestra, will furnish the music for
each of the dances.
Gaido's night club is located in the
5300 block on Almeda Road.
FROSH BALL SLATED
FOR DECEMBER 18
December 18 will be the date of the
annual freshman ball to be held this
year at the Houston Club.
Dancing will be from 10 to 2, and
dress will be informal.
All tickets must be bought beforehand as no tickets will be sold at the
door/ Tickets will be considered invalid unless signed by the freshman
'Outsiders desiring tickets may procure them through friends or relatives
who are in the freshman class.
Mr. Birney: Your article is not bad,
but you must write it so that any fool
can understand it.
Gladys Jacobs; Which part isn't clear