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Title The Cougar, Vol. 6, No. 1, October 12, 1932
Alternative Title The Cougar, Vol. VI, No. 1, October 12, 1932
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  • Waggoner, Mary Esther
Date October 12, 1932
Language English
Description From title page: "Published by the journalism students of the Houston Junior College."
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  • College student newspapers and periodicals
  • University of Houston
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  • Houston, Texas
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Identifier LH1.H6 C6; OCLC: 10270243
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Transcript THE COUGAR PUBLISHED EV THE JOURNALISM STUDENTS OF THE HOUSTON JUNIOR COLLEGE Personality HOUSTON, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1932 Debate Coach Finds Wealth Of Material Professor Harris Predicts Another Successful Season; Plans Many Meets Professor Harvey W. Harris, coach of the Junior College debating teams, is looking forward to another successful season for the teams. He says there is a wealth of good material in school, and debates are to be arranged with various college and law school teams. In the past, Houston Junior College has been a member of the Texas Junior College Public Speaking Association, but this year the teams are to debate independently because of the excellent opportunity afforded in and near Houston for valuable competition. Plans are being mads to arrange debates this year, as last year, with the teams from both the South Texas School of Law and the Houston Law School. Junior College has an annual debate engagement with Lamar College, Beaumont, the contest to be held in Houston this year. It is hoped that debates may be arranged with other nearby colleges. No definite dates have been set for any of the debates yet, but the schedule, when it has been arranged, will be announced in The Coach Harris is very range a debate with some team from the University of Texas on the interscholastic league question, and to have the contest at Junior College for the benefit of the neighboring high schools. All the entrants from Junior College last year went to the finals of the state meet, including both boys' and girls' debate; boys' and girls' oratory; and the one-act play contest. Many experienced debaters have already reported for this year's team, including Jimmie Brinkley, debater on last year's team; Evelyn Bashara, also a Junior College debater last year; Israel Robinowitz, transfer from the j University of Kentucky where he debated, and who was formerly a mem- of the state high school debate championship team of Kentucky: Willard Nesmith, Junior College debater of the season of 1929-30 who is back in school; Tommy Cooksey, who has had training under Lyndon Johnson at Sam Houston High School; Florence Kendrick, debater on last years' team; Allen Marshall, member of the Peagan High team last year; Harold Bell Renfro, who was active in Junior College (Continued on Page 4) 1932 Summer School Proves Success'In Enrollment, Results With a total of 231 students enrolled in the 1932 summer school session at the Houston Junior College one of the most successful sessions in the history of the college was completed, according to Dean N. K. Dupre. There were 59 men and 172 women enrolled for the term, according to the report compiled by Mrs. Pearl C. Bender, registrar. Out of this number, 142 students were former Junior College students who were taking extra work, 12 freshmen, 26 sophomores, and 14 Junior College graduates of the regul: 1931-1932 term. Forty-six of the 231 students enrolled were Rice Institute students or insti- tue graduates, including one first year student; two second year students; third year students and 17 fourth year students. There were 21 Rice graduates attending the summer session. High school graduates of 1932, numbering six, also attendad the summer school, the report shows. Three these students were men and three were women. A total of 43 men and 54 women under 21 years of age attended. Texas led the 17 states in representation, with II institutions being represented. Alabama, California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin, Virginia, and Mexico were also represented. Total accounts collected amounted to $6967.75. This money was collected for matriculation, education, library, and late registration fees as well as for physics, chemistry and biology labora troy fees. STUDENT LEADER Brinkley Named To HeadStudents Vice-President of Students' Association Not Chosen; Dance Plank Features Platform JIMMIE BRINKLEY Jimmy Brinkley was elected president of the Students' Association at a regular assembly, Wednesday, October 5, in the school auditorium. Due to the lack of time the nominees r the vice-presidency, Haro] .1 Bl'11 Renfro, Lillian Schwartz, and Andrew Shebay, were not voted upon. old Bell Renfro was the other for president. The main plank in the Brinkley platform was the sponsoring of a eekly or bi-monthly dance for the patronage of Junior College students. Harris, instructor of Public Speaking, who was chosen as sponsor for the association this year, opened the semi-annual election with a talk in which he stated his position as that of NEW SECRETARIES ON JUNIOR COLLEGE STAFF Two new secretaries, Miss Gertrude Cullom and Miss Mamie Hathaway, are employed in the Junior College office for the 1932-33 term. Miss Cullom attended Houston Junior College last year, at which time she worked at intervals in the office. Miss Hathaway comes from Rusk school, where she was secretary last year. For the convenience of the student body, a free telephone has been placed in the outer office. Rules for Freshmen GIRLS WEDNESDAY: 1. Freshmen girls must not be seen walking with boys in the halls or on the campus. 2. They must use side entrance and must not ascend or descend the front stairs. 3. They must wear their hair in plaited pigtails with green ribbon on the end of each. 4. They must wear cotton dresses with no belt. 5. They must not use cosmetics, not even powder. NEW COURSES FOR BUSINESS MEN AND WOMEN ADOPTED A change in the policy of Houston Junior College has been made by the addition of special courses in Government 213 and Public Speaking 113 for business men and women. These two practical courses prepare students to take up vocational activities. ■ Adul's with sufficient background; students not 21 years old who are high school graduates without sufficient regularly required admission units; or students with 15 required admission units who are not high school graduates will be admitted to these technical training courses. A course in speech for business men nnd women presents a practical course m speech delivery under supervision and criticism, the most recent theories of effective speech being stressed. In studying government, political organizations and the schemes of political life it will be analyzed. The offering of these two new courses planned to assist students who will take no more than two years of college are the first steps in Mr, Dupre's plan to expand the Houston Junior College on a two-fold plan: the professional system, designed for four- year students: and the semi-professional system, for students to whom the first two college years are terminal grades. Business Administration and courses already established which may be considered terminal Aviation and some classes in health work for nurses are additional courses which Mr. Dupre hopes, within the next few years, to include in his Two valuable courses in Houston Junior College are offered in the present vocational plan. Pronunciation and enunciation, use of English, speech preparation and delivery, conversation, and salesmanship are taught by Mr. Harris. The non-technical study of government as a living, growing ganism is taught by Mr. Miller, giving (Continued on Pag« 3) Dramatic Club In First Meet Of New Session Evelyn Cochran Elected President of Society; Plans for Year Discussed The John R. Bender Dramatic Club held its first bi-weekly meeting Monday, October 3 at Houston Junior College, under the auspices of Mrs. Pearl Bender, sponsor, and Mrs. Hooker, director. Evelyn Cochran Elmer Hamilton. Joyce Gillette, and Lorena Williams wore elected president, vice president, treasurer, and so;ivt->ry, respectively. The "jrouo decided to hold future nee tings on alternate Monday nights, and the question of dues was delegated committee. Mrs. Hooker discussed tentative plans for the coming year, hich include several performances at Wednesday chapel meetings and "?ast on? three-act play. The club was established during the first year of Houston Junior College by John R. Bender. It is handicapped this year to some extent because i allies to copyright owners for plays will have to come from the dues of members and from admission charges, (Continued on Page 3) Junior College Registration Satisfactory Total Is Lower Than Last Year But More Full-Time Students Included | With a total enrollment of 487 students, registration of the Houston Junior College for the first semester of ■33 officially closed Monday, October 3. Though there is a reduction of 256, from the number enrolled the same time last year, there are more ful time stud ants, according to a state- ment made by Mrs- C. Bender, regis trar and dean of women. There are three classifications of students: the full time, the regular, and the special. Full time studsnts carry a full course; regular students carry three or more subjects; and special students carry either one two courses only. Mrs. Bender also mads a statement to the effect that there are more local students this year, and very few out- of-town registrations. In addition there are numerous transfers from other schools. Since the salaries of the teachers have been lessened the registration teachers are fewer. "Not so many students are working their way this year, because the depression has put so many of them out of employment; then, too, the depre- sion has made it impossible for some to go to college, and they have c here," Mrs. Bender said. There are 271 boys and 216 girls adviser. "I am to advise you on matters of/ which the school board has definif/ opinions: the real governmental power-, lests with you and your officers," stated Mr. Harris, As a sophomore Jimmy Brinkley figured in Junior College activities this year as the master of ceremonies at the freshman reception, and in debate functions. In his freshman year he made the Junior College debata team and was president of the Platform Club. Brinkley is a graduate of Sam Houston High School where he was a prominent figure in social, journalistic, and forensic activities. "We intend to make the association this year the biggest thing the college has ever known," stated Brinkley. COUGAR PEP SQUAD ELECTS OFFICERS FOR ENSUING YEAR Nora Louiso Calhoun will head the LIBRARY CLUB WILL : Cougar Collegians, Houston Junior MEET FRIDAY, OCT. MjS5Lpe£rrnUb' "'pres,den',or ,h<! __ .. - '. _, „ -., ! Miss Calhoun was elected at a spe- The Houston Junior College Library i . , ,. , . . . ... , , .„ , -, ., „ , £ ,, , cial meeting of sophomore girls, which club will meet Friday, October 14, fori . ,. J? . ,K „„ * ' -. .. a . , ... ; .. was held September 28. Frances Nes- lts first regular monthly meeting of the .„ , e . .. . . mith, soDhomore, was elected treas- year. Lewis Rueckert, president of the club and the only remaining officer from last year, announced that at this meeting the club will elect its officers and discuss plans for the coming year's work. The membership of this club consists of the library staff, which at present, is 10 in number. At the monthly meetings of the club, reports are given as to the progress of library work and programs are given to better acquaint the members with the different phases of the library's collection cf knowledge. At a weekly meeting of the library staff, new announcements and matters of general interest to the club that are pressing enough to be acted upon before the monthly meeting, are taksn into consideration. The library recently held open house, serving coffee and cake, at which time approximately 175 students were shown through the library. Members of the staff expressed appreciation for this response and voiced a desire to aid the students in every way possible. urer of the club. The other three officers were elected from the freshman class. Dorothy Frew was named vice president, Florence Borofsky, secretary, and Hope McCutcheon, reporter. Mrs. Pearl C. Bender, college registrar, is advisor. "The girls are planning to publish another college directory as they did last year," Mrs. Bender said. "Tbe directory will include the name, address and phone number of every student enrolled in the college- "The price of the directory will probably be 10 cents." The second meeting of the Collegians was held Monday, October 10. Organization of the Collegians marks the sixth year of its existence, having been started during the first term that regular classes of the Junior College were held. During that period the club has sponsored dances, banquets and othe: social activities of the college as well as having promoted the general welfare of the school. COUGAR TO SPONSOR PERSONALITY TRIALS To determine the most prominent students among the personnel of the school, The Cougar is sponsoring a personality contest with each issue. Starting with the next issue stories on the winners will be featured, the winner of this week's contest in the next paper, and the winner of next paper's contest in the third issue, and on. The rules of this contest are simple. ne who wishes to vote may do so in favor of any Junior College acquaintance, boy or girl. The ballots must be in the following form: The upper right hand corner of The Cougar, including the r in Cougar, torn out to create a ballot slip, with the name of the person for whom the vote is cast and the signature of the person who is casting the vote. These ballots may be placed in the box labeled "Contest Votes" in the room of The Cougar sponsor, Mr. Birney, any time between 4 o'clock and 7:30. The purpose of these contests are to better acquaint the new pupils with each other and the old pupils. Rules for Freshmen boys wednesday: 1. All freshmen must address upper classmen as "Mr." and "Sir". 2. Under no conditions must the freshmen use the front entrance. They must use the side entrance and end stairs. 3. Freshmen caps must be worn every Wednesday. 4. Freshmen must roll right trouser legs up to the knee. 5. It must be understood thoroughly that during class hours freshmen are to do as upper classmen direct.
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