PUBLISHED EV THE JOURNALISM STUDENTS OF THE HOUSTON JUNIOR COLLEGE
HOUSTON, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1932
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
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1932 Summer School
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:
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
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
Vice-President of Students' Association Not Chosen; Dance
Plank Features Platform
Jimmy Brinkley was elected president of the Students' Association at a regular assembly, Wednesday, October 5, in the school
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
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
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
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
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In First Meet
Of New Session
Evelyn Cochran Elected President of Society; Plans for
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,
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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
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
"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
As a sophomore Jimmy Brinkley figured in Junior College activities this
year as the master of ceremonies at
the freshman reception, and in debate
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
"We intend to make the association
this year the biggest thing the college
has ever known," stated Brinkley.
COUGAR PEP SQUAD
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-
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
1. All freshmen must address
upper classmen as "Mr." and
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