Are you interested in a course in
aviation, dealing with theory and
practical instruction? If so, please see
Mr. Dupre and try to help us along
in securing such a course to be presented in our College.
Yours truly, while talking in a
very informal way the other night
with tho Superintendent of Sctiools,
Dr. E. E. Oberholtzer, remarked that
he thought that a course in aviation
would be practical and timely if presented as a non-credit course. The
understanding was that if enough students and outside people were interested in such a course, it might be
presented as a non-credit course.
As some of you probably know
present assistant dean, Mr. Dupre,
during the past war was an instructor
at Kelly Field, and he will be of great
assistance in our securing such
course. He is interested in aviation
and as most of us appreciate, in each
and every one. of us. The thought is
that the theorial flight and a course
in aerial dynamics shall be presented
two days a week" in the classrooms,
and a third class a week be held at
an airport where practical experience
and instruction will be given to the
If this course is presented, it will be
the first course of its kind ever to be
given in any college in Texas. We hope
that ;t will be a success, as the successful ness of it lies in your hands.
If you are interested see me.
STUDENTS FAILING TO
That the Houston Junior College
cafeteria has not had the proper response by the students was the substance of an interview Friday with
Mrs. Winona Morris, head of the
Because the cafeteria is under the
supervision of the lunch room department of the Houston public school
system, delicious, wholesome food is
The cafeteria is featuring a plate
lunch for 10 cents, a choice of a meat
and vegetable, or two vegetables with
slice of tomato or celery. All otner
items are five cents with the exception of milk, which sells for three
cents a half pint.
"We certainly have not had the
proper amount of response, &o I
should like to take this opportunity
to urge every student and faculty
member to patronize the cafeteria,"
Mrs. Morris stated.
Dinner session is held from 7:00 to
HEROISM OF H. J. C.
ATHLETIC COACH IS
Coach Archie French is a hero.
Hit heroism recently won for him
the coveted honor of being made a
member of the Order of the Sacred
Heart. This Order was created by
George Washington to honor certain
of his aides, and its medal has been
conferred upon only a few men since
The story goes that Coach French,
then Captain French of the 78th Company, 6th Regiment of the U. S. Marines, almost lost his own life in a
brave attempt to save the life of a soldier in his company during the World
War, The soldier lay helpless under
German gunfire, alive but unable to
move from his exposed position. Captain French crawled over the top and
across No Man's Land, and though
wounded almost immediately, got his
The soldier died, but the fact of Captain French's heroism remains unchanged, and has finally been recognized by the Order of the Sacred
Mild-mannered Coach French was a
hard-boiled Marine for 17 years. He
has fought for his country in every
part of the globe.
Did you ever break a plate glass door
in a downtown building?
I have—and deliberately. This is a
confession, the signed confession of
Cold Saturdays are depressing. The
psychological effect of an unaccustomed
day of working is not to be undci
;timated. The Cougar was due
come out Wednesday and I, with my
own little brain power, simply had to
get the copy in shape by night. I had
worked since early that morning and
just finished the last detail at
o'clock. All alone in tbe office I had
toiled bacause one by one every one
had left, instructing me to be sure that
Ihe night lock worked when I left the
Remembering their admonitions I
carefully tested the door as I left the
printer's-ink scented place and stepped
into the dimly lighted hall. My unlocked car was sitting out by the curb
and I was very anxious to get it home
before someone casually stepped into it
and drove it off. So you can imagine
my complete dismay when I walked
down the stairs to the door and found
Locked ti that dim hall and out of
Frantic, I rushed up the stairs and
tattled every door in the dark corridor.
Then I stood, breathing heavily on the
head of the stairs, with my mind racing
over the exact things that it should not
have raced over. Would they read my
diary when I died? How long would
the air in the enclosed hall last? Could
a nice little death notice be squeezed
in the copy I just had finished?
Then eerily the sound of the phone
in the Labor Journal office came down
the hall. I knew it was my mother
with whom I had spoken just a few
minutes before, and who had bade me
hurry home. Almost simultaneously an
ambulance screamed by.
I couldn't stay there 'till Monday!
Standing there I spoke aloud to my-
lf. "Nice place you have here Mesta.
Just make yourself at home." The sound
of my thick and labored voice did not,
contrary to popular opinion, calm me.
There are two doors to the building,
■ rather, a double door with two parts.
ne had a grill over it and the glass in
it had been patched at the top; the
other glass door was unhampered. So
considerately I took a broom and broke
the glass to the patched door. Of course,
is I crawled out between the grill I
tut myself. With the blood pouring I
made up my face, wishing I were pret-
■, for the inevitable encounter with the
No cop was in sight, so I made my
way in my good ole car to the large
and moronic audience I had attracted,
;nd asked advice. I was informed that
the police were on the way, so I sat
and bled until two plain clothes men
questioned me. They never got it into
their heads that I was not silly for
choosing to break a plate glass door
rather than telephoning (on what?) for
Needless to say I, starting with a
giggle, had hysterics on the way home.
(Signed) Mary Esther Waggoner.
TEAM OUTLOOK FOR
NEXT YEAR BRIGHT
With eighteen girls on the squad,
the Houston Junior College girls' basketball team has a bright outlook on
its coming campaign. From all indications, the team, under the capable
hands of Miss Spiess, girls' athletic
coach, should be as good or better
than the one that the girls had last
The girls will play outside teams
such as the Rice Hotel Cafeteria and
Methodist Church. On Friday, October
14, 1932, the girls are going to meet
and organize an Activity Club. The
members of this club will go horseback riding, hiking, ice skating, golfing and sunrise breakfasting. The
girls will also have volley ball, tennis,
and swimming teams.
Miss Spiess is introducing a new
game called "Leniqotes," to the girls
and later on they will take up field
hockey, soccer, and shuffle-board.
Some of the girls have shown an interest in ping-pong, so several tables
have been ordered.
All the equipment has not come
yet, so Miss Spiess has no definite
idea of further plans, but with the
ones mentioned the girls should find
enough to keep them busy as they
practice only five days a week.
Heated Discussion on Political Subject Held by Members
of Public Speaking Class
Due to the great interest that has been shown locally in the
Democratic nominees for governor of Texas, six members of Mr.
Harris' public speaking class debated the question Friday, September 30, 1932, at 8:30 p.m.
HARRIS SPEAKS AT
MEN'S FACULTY MEET
Harvey W. Harris was scheduled to
speak at the Mens' Faculty Club of the
Houston Junior College at the Bluebell
it 12 noon Wednesday. Mr. Harris'
subject was Reasons for Poor College
This subject is in keeping with the
program which has been set up for the
si udy of various aspects of college
training. At each meeting some phase
of college training is discussed by the
The organization was started during
the spring term of 1932. There are 12
members now in the association, which
is made up entirely of the men faculty
members of the college.
Warren W. Rees is president of the
club, assisted by Samuel L. Bishkin.
vice president; and A. L. Kerbow, secretary-treasurer.
The program committee Is composed
of S. W. Henderson, who is chairman,
and Archie W. French and Harvey W
Track, Swimming, Tennis, Boxing, Hockey in Curriculum
The general outlook for an interesting year of Junior College sports that
will compare favorably with other
years is exceptionally bright according to Director of Physical Education,
Mr. French. Competition will be intensely keen between classes ss well
as between the Junior College and
other organized clubs.
An outstanding curriculum of sports
of which the school may well be proud
is the prospect forecast by our likeable
coach. A classy track team, with several veteran men back from last year,
is expected. In addition these old
candidates will be given no mean
competition for places on the team by
athletes who have graduated from the
city's five senior high schools.
A well-organized swimming team is
in the making and a promising num- I
ber of candidates for the tennis and
boxing teams, the latter which will
start classes in several days, swell the >
lists of an interesting number of ath- I
letic events. Several other sports, including ice-hockey, may be added
Interest in Junior College sports this
year is exceptionally keen and a large
number of candidates are out in hopes
of making the respective teams. Those
interested should get lined up immediately.
New students will rejoice that the
activity fee, which is charged annually with the regular tuition fee, will
cover ali games and that all that is
needed to gain admittance is the activity card which may be obtained
from Mr. South. The athletics of the
Junior College are self-supporting
and there is no plan to consolidate
the athletic fund with the common
one now in practice among the high
schools of the city.
The Junior College is indeed fortunate in having so experienced a man
as Mr. French as its physical director. A middle-aged man with iron-
gray hair and a direct gaze, we all
know him to be of a windly disposition but possessing a direct-to-the-
point attitude that is convincing. His
experience in dealing with students
makes him well liked by all pupils.
Before coming to Junior College he
has attained success in schools in various parts of the country. Just prior
to coming to Houston he was Pacific
Instructor of Marine Officers School
and before that was Director of Physical Education at Eugene, Oregon.
Sterling was introduced by the first
speaker as a potent agent in the advancement in Texas of Child Welfare,
having been instrumental in passing
numerous laws which brought about
the protection of abandoned and
linquent children. His honesty and
integrity as shown in his management
of the affairs of the state were commended as responsible for Texas having been carried "safely over the skim
of the depression".
These points were immediately attacked by the Ferguson speaker, who
pointed out that the only thing in evidence as done by Sterling was the oil
proration. Sterling was criticized severely for that move, whereby with
the aid of armed men in uniforms, he
literally drove thousands of honest
laborers from their daily toil. Governor Sterling was compared to a
donkey who starved to death deliberating between two stacks of hay; the
governor was accused of having
starved Texas to death while he deliberated between his personal millions
and the governorship of Texas.
The Ferguson supporters demanded
to hear a report on what Sterling did
with the million dollars he is accused
of taking from the State Highway department. They credited Jim Ferguson, patron of education, as having
done more for the advancement of the
schools of Texas and institutes for the
infirm than any other individual as
opposed to Ross Sterling, with having
nothing concrete to his credit except
his own "flat pocketbook."
The last speaker for Sterling showed the vast benefit reaped from the
oil proration by the governor, and
pleaded with the citizens not to fool
themselves into buyirg "two tyrant
governors for the price of one".
Fred R. Birney, journalism instructor, as presiding officer, introduced
the following speakers: Tom Cooksey,
Hulon Crawford, Bill Stanford, for
Ferguson; and Anthony Crapritto,
Allan Marshall, Joe Polichino, for
No decision was rendered.
Women's Facalty Group
Holds Special Meeting
The Women's Faculty Association of
the Houston Junior College held a special meeting Saturday, October 8, in
the Lamar cafeteria, at which time officers for the fall term were elected.
Mrs. W. H. Miner was elected chairman of the association. She is tho successor of Mrs. Pearl C. Bender, college
registrar. Mrs. E. E. Oberholtzer was
named honorary chairman and Miss
Sue Thomason , vice-chairman. The
members elected Mrs. L. T. Hooker as
"The organization began during the
fall of 1931," according to Mrs. Bender, "and was conducted entirely for
"This year the club will discuss foreign countries with Mrs. B. M. Ebaugh
and Miss Thomason conducting the
At present there are 25 members in
the club, including women of the college teaching staff and wives of the
men faculty members. The first regular meeting of the association will be
held at the home of Mrs. Bender, 3220
Cbenevert Street, October 29.
You are always welcome at the
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dramatics last year; and many others.
All Junior College students are eligible for the debate team, and any who
arc interested in trying out should get
in touch with Professor Harris as soon
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