PUBLISHED BY THE JOURNALISM STUDENTS OF THE HOUSTON JUNIOR COLLEGE
STUDENT ASSOCIATION DANCE FRIDAY
For some unexplainable reason, the
staff of the 1932 Cougar has been
practically unable to put out a Junior
College paper regularly every two
weeks. The schedule calls for a student newspaper every other Wednesday night.
We students expect it when we pay
our activity fee. The staff regrets the
irregularity with which your Cougar
has been coming out of his den, but
we promise you that during the coming term, beginning perhaps with this
issue, you will see him every other
We may have to chase him out with
threats of no breakfast, but you shall
This term which ends during the
current week has been trying to us
all. We're surely glad that it's over.
Houston Junior college has suffered
F. M. Black and Wallace H. Miner
have passed from within its very
ranks. Their memories live on as an
inspiration. We miss Mr. Black and
Mr, Miner, and the going has been
rougher without them, but let's forge
ahead in the manner they would have
Let the past be forgot. Tomorrow a
new day dawns.
Not many H. J. C. students attended
' the performances of the Shakespeare
players last week. That is regrettable.
When it was recalled that Sophomore
* English classes study "Hamlet," we
expected to see more students in attendance, but were sorry and disap-
„ pointed in failing to notice very many.
To view a performance of the Bard
of Avon's plays is much more enjoyable than just the drab reading of one.
, Volley ball has its advantages has
been proven lately in the gymnasium
of the college. The floor is crowded
to capacity whenever the net is
■ stretched familiarly across it, ond a
good time is had by all. Ping-pong
has its day too in the gym, but some
of the brawny roughnecks of the college don't realize their own strength.
There are never any ping-pong
balls' to be had. They get broken on
about the third hit.
A committee was gotten together
hurriedly during the past week at
Mack Douglas' Audabon printing shop.
* (Drop in sometime for a cup of used
President, I. M. "Forhim Brinkley
called it at the last minute to get a
slant on the way Mack prints bids.
Slew foot Aitken, chairman of the
• committee drew up his idea of a bid.
"You are cordially invited to attend
the Student's Association prom of the
Houston Junior college at 10 p.m. Fri-
* day January 27, at the University
Club • • . Price $1." Donald's version
TOLD TO CONTINUE
"ON TO COLLEGE"
Oberholtzer and Harris Head
Movement in Benefit of
The need for college training has
been stressed before students in the
senior high schools of Houston for the I
past two weeks in the "On-to-College" campaign, fostered by the school
district and officials of the Junior
College for urging Houstonians to
avail themselves of the advantages afforded by the Houston Junior College.
Tlie movement, headed by Dr. E. E.
Oberholtzer, president of the college
and Harvey W. Harris, head of the
school's English department, is being
conducted preliminary to the opening
of the college's spring term, February
"A study of the pursuits of young
people of the city reveals that there
are hundreds of persons who are
earnestly dejairiilg to continue their
education," Dr. Oberholtzer said,
'tine re are, moreover, numerous
adults seeking additional culture but
who are handicapped by day jobs."
"Tre Junior College was founded
with the objective of serving oil
classes in the community, and I believe that now is a psychological time
for folks to avail themselves of either
two years of accredited college work
or for general culture training. The
night classes make the institution a
convenient one for working people,
and at this time when most of us are
interested in effecting economies, special attraction is offered by the college to those who wish to go to cllege
and remain at home."
Ms. Harris, Mr. French, and Mrs
Bender have appeared before several
high school assemblies and talked to
the seniors on the advisability of attending college. Through arrangements with local radio stations, programs were also conducted relative to
the opening of the new term.
Wilms Lindsay, Donald Aitken, and Mary Lou Gaines, members of the bid
committee for the Student's Association Dance to be held at 10 p.m. Friday at
the University Club.
FREE DANCE AT END
OF MIN ATTRACTS
Ed Eiseman Gives Invitation to
College and Is Taken Up
Readily by H. J. C.
LARGE CROWD DANCES
Last Wednesday night found students from every high school in the
city end Junior College dancing to
the music of Curtis Smith and his orchestra at End O' Main.
The dance was free and was made
possible through the generosity of Mr.
Eiseman. owner of End O Main Dance
Hall. Names were carefully checked
at the door to insure the fact that those
admitted were really students.
A fairly large though very mixed
crowd turned out for the dance-
The dance lasted from nine until
COLLEGE PEP CLUB
FOR COMING TERM
Six New Members Initiated;
Cub Was Organized To
New officers of the Cougar Collegians were elected at 7:10 in room 222
tonight, Wednesday, January 25.
Six new members were initiated into
the club January i. They were Lucy
Grady, Dorothy Frew, Florence Borof-
sky. Betty Starley, Marjorie Wilke,
and Katherine Berry.
The present officers of the club,
which is organized to promote school
spirit, are Nora Louise Calhoun, president; Dorothy Frew, vic-3 president;
Florence Borofsky, secretary; and
Frances Nesmith, treasurer.
There are no plans to bei made pub-
c. Mrs. Pearl Bender is sponsor of
TED CLIFFORD TO
PLAY FOR ANNUAL
President Brinkley Appoints
Five Committees To Plan
University Club Prom
NO TAX ON BIDS
Plans are going steadily forward
for the Students' Association prom of
the Houston Junior College to be held
at 10 p.m. Friday, according to Jimmy
Brinkley president of the college stu-
The dance will benefit the Student
Loan Fund of the college, and there
will be no tax on bids, President
Brinkley announced Monday.
With the new term starting at the
college on January 30, it is expected
that many students will apply for
With a view to completing the dance
plans hurriedly, Brinkley has ap
pointed the following committees: Bid
committee: Donald Aitken (chairman),
Fairfax Moody, Mary Bradley Anderson, Nora Louise Calhoun, Wilma
Lindsay, and Mary Louise Gaines.
Hall committee: Harold Renfro
(chairman), J. C. Allwright, Hampton
Robinson, Ed Pulaski, and Nelda
Smith. Publicity committee: A. Marks
(chairman), Hope McCutcheon, James
Julian, L. P. Marshall, Jesse Darling.
General committee: Mack Douglass
(chairman), Pat Foley, Fred Aebi, Leroy Melcher, Harry Gray, and James
Coulson. Faculty committee: Harvey
W. Harriss (chairman), Alva Lee Ker-
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BY A. MARKS
Old Bill Tell was happy. Happy as
a seven-year-old with a cowboy suit.
It was Now Year's eve, and he was off
His feet were comfortable. Eased
it of their size 12 enclosures, they
I were more than glad for the long rest
■led one member of the [they were granted in the more roomy
mentioned committee. "After they've \size 14 slippers, . . . You know the
paid the dollar the bid should read, «a-"°n. Bill wore a 12, but a 13 felt
'You are now entitled to attend the oo good lie bought a 14.
Student's Association prom of the The dark blue uniform with the
Houston Junior college at 10 p.m. shiny badge hung over the bed post.
Frday, Jan. 27, at the .University club." j In its place was the soft smoking robs
It serves Jimmie right for waiting till Ithat Jill, the sprightly one daughter
the last minute to make a cornmittea. [had given Bill for Christmas. Natur-
Anywr.y, the dance is going to be:ally, Jill was out with the ladies . . .
big, sweet,' and lovely, and it's Friday What 18-year-old Miss wouldn't bo on
night, and costs only a dollar, no tart. INew Years Eve- • . . Bill wasn't
It's to benefit the Siud.-nt Loan fund, worried.
and we'll see you out ihere. , He was sitting there in front of the
* • * I open fire reminiscing. Another year
The fall term of ,1932 passes and we [had passed. Bill was happy. Day
look back either with the idea th;it j after day he had trudged his beat, and
we've accomplished much or with a ; his heavy brogans had witlistood many
He was proud of the fact that lustily . . . even happily, in the over-
no beer gangs cluttered his streets.
Everyone from Sixth to Franklin
knew Bill . . . respected him. True,
some had tried to bribe him to let
th.m operate on his beat, but he had
told them where to go. He was fearless, because he knew he was right.
And as he sat there in the glare of
tho open hearth, dreaming of the past,
he was happy for many things. He
had carried on for his deceased wife,
and had done everything in his power
to bring up Jill in the right way. . . .
H> h:;d been richly rewarded.
Jill was a splendid specimen of
American girlhood. She didn't miss
the '- er t.:.;:t. Bill tried to keep away
from her. And she didn't get any
But Don Mascara was determined
to put his beer on Franklin Street, and
he was determined, also, that Jill Tell
would drink some of it. Maybe a little
at 1:30 a.m. on January the first
stuffed chair. It was a crims to wake
him, but that wasn't half of the crime
that Don Mascara was committing that
morning to start the New Year right.
Old Bill awoke with a start. He
was conscious that he was being
watched, and perhaps he heard that
soft, self-satisfied chuckle (hat Don
'Good morning, old man," Don began, well in hand of tlie situation, be-
cause he had a trusty .38 trained on |the care and coddli
the 'old man', "Have you decided to j mental performers, but
DRAMATIC CLUB TO
OFFER MANY PLAYS
IN ENSUING YEAR
Student Directors To Try Hand
At Producing Selected
NEW PLAYS WANTED
Offering unlimited opportunity to
talented and versatile students, the
Dramatic Club's plans for the coming
erm include the bi-monthly presen-
aiicm of numerous short dramas and
comedies under student direction as
well as the usual long production in
Contesting for highest honors, six or
eight student directors will choose
plays, cast the characters, and direct
the presentation in the auditorium.
Besides directing the standard plays,
industrious directors are conducting a
diligent search for original plays by
students, for any and all such plays
discovered will be given preference
over standard masterpieces.
Until the pressnt time the Dramatic
director, Mrs. Hooker, has had
turn over a new leaf for. the »ew year, the responsibility for an intelligent
and help yourself to a few bottles of ; production . to the trained and
Modest Mascara's beverags'""
doubt in our mind as to just what we ..
have achieved. ' His was the only neighborhood in i after the first part of his plan had
. Achievements for the student body ;h:- city in which the prohibition laws ! been perfectly executed, he jimmied
as a whole have been many and j Were respected. . . . Why? . . . Bill j his way into Bill Tell's house, and
(Continued on Page 4) ishot straight. From either the shoulder [found the old gentleman snoring
trained direction of ambitious managers, These managers must guide,
order, direct, and superintend the
work of their casts, transforming plastic junior college students into superb
performers without the assistance of
Mrs. Hook?r. Unlimited power thus
thrust into eager hands is expected to
yield th-2 skill and ingenuity neces-
Nothing but a little shooting match, isary to conduct fast moving, vivacious
copper," Don eytid his sleepy foe. "So iplays. Not too original acting and the
get your duds on and let's get going." [selection of original plays is left en-
"Going? Where?" Old Bill asked, itirely to tho initiative and resource of
(Continued on Page 4) students.
You know better than that," Bill
retored. "As a copper, my" name stays
"I thought as much, Bill," Don responded, "But perhaps before this
night is over you'll change your lily-
"Oh yeah, Don, what'