HOUSTON, TEXAS, NOVEMBER 16, 1928
DANCE SLATED FOR NOV. 24
"Cougars' Defeat Westminster, 39-2
STAR IN FOURTH
Blinn Memorial Is Only Defeat
During Football Season, but
Cougars Have Return Game.
Behind perfect interference the Cougars, headed by Scarbrough, Elmick
and Jones and assisted by Oaks, Sadler, Reynolds, Jeter and Boyd won
from Westminister Junior College
b;- a score of 3&& TJhfi team performed well, but a lot more is expected of
them in the Blinn game.
Every man played a part of the
^ame, and with but few exceptions
showed that they are improving. The
185 pound average team of Westminister, was made so by two beefy tackles, McDonald and Willis. The rest of
the team was hardly on high school
Alten Academy beat the Mexia boys,
(56-0. Allen also beat Blinn 7-C, so you
see we have quite a battle for next
The game was filled with thrills,
and groans, as the flashy Jones, Elmick and Reynolds ran wild, and as
heavy penalties were inflicted. Westminister didn't fare so bad with the
Cecil Smith, M.A.. director of
athletics at Houston Junior
College who i.s a member of
many honorary organizations
and an experienced athlet
By Garland Sadler
It is but fitting that we should
pause midst the gaity of college life
and pay tribute to our departed friend,
Coach John R. Bender, whose presence
is so sadly missed. He was a bright
star upon the stage of life. His smiles
were ever radiant; his sternness was
ever inspiring. His personality was
void of the artificial and distinctive in
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Soph's Adopt Plan
to Name Chairman
Nominations for Chairman o£ the
Sophomore Class are Byron Sadler,
Mary Elizabeth Rigg and Wallace
Banks, it has been announced.
These nominations were made after
a new plan of organization was adopted for the class. Instead of the officers of last year the class will elect
a chairman who, with the help of an
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Everyone is anxious to know something of Cecil Smith, director of
athletics at Houston Junior College.
Coach Smith holds an M. A. degree
and has completed one years' work
towards his Ph.D.
He was a four letter man for three
years at North Texas A. & M. At
University of Texas he played one year
of basketball, one of football, and for
three years was one of the outstanding track men in the Southwest Con-
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Organization for Students With
High Grades Sponsored by
There has been introduced into the
Houston Junior College a new society
which, until a suitable name has been
selected, will be known as the "Honor
It is an organization whose mem-
l.,i.^.Mii|..' unk-.-m (-1 ill--.:e whs uavts attained a high grade average at the college.
The association is being -sponsored
by Mrs. Soule, and its first meeting
was recently held at her home.
Those present at this meeting were:
Mrs. Wilcox, who was elected president; Earline Gurm, secretary; Dorothy Tassey, club reporter: Mrs. Askew, Mrs. Bumpers, Miss Mamie Willi-
ford, Miss Evelyn Wolfe, and Mrs.
Edgar Soule, honorary member and
These eight pioneer members make
up the Advisory Bo%rd of the club, and
will make all decisions concerning
membership, fundamental laws, etc.
The schedule suggested but not definitely adopted, for the requirements
for membership is as follows:
Number of courses taken: 5; Entire
number of grades made during year,
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Dramatic Club is
Working on Play
The name of the Dramatic Club of
Houston Junior College will be
changed to the Bender Dramatic Club,
in memory of Coach John Bender, who
was sponsor of the organization last
year, it was decided at a recent meeting of the club.
"The club did this to try to express
what it cannot put into words—
the appreciation of the kindness, p&-
ience and good-fellowship of our beloved friend," said Mary Elizabeth
Rigg, a member of the club, "and it is
indeed an honor and good fortune that
we have with us as sponsor of the club
this year the one Coach Bender held"'
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Junior College Is
Largest in State
The Houston Junior College has
now the largest enrollment of any
junior college in Texas, according to
reports issued by Registrar H. W.
The total enrollment for the semester is 510, showing a large increase
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Every college and university has an
assessment of $10 or over to cover
expenses of athletics, publications,
p.nd student association membership.
This fee is not compulsory, but one
who does not pay his tax must pay admission to all athletic contests that
^e would otherwise be admitted to on
the face of his association card. He
is not allowed the privilege of voting
on association problems, or for association officers.
And on top of that, the fellow who
Bill Jet^er, popular sophomore j
and well-known athlete who was j
elected president of the Students' =
Association of the Junior Col- ]
lege at an election held by the t
Bill Jeter Chosen
For Student Head
Bill Jeter, prominent in Houston
athletic circles and popular sophomore
at the Houston Junior College, was
selected President of the Students' Association at an election held by the
His popularity and the students' belief in his ability to fill the position
was demonstrated when he received
nearly two-thirds of the ballots cast
by the student body. Jeter's nearest
rival, Richard Speed, received approxi-
Alpha Chi Newest
Alpha Chi. a new social organization, under discussion, will probably
make its appearance at the Junior
College sometime next week. This
group will take an active part in the
campus life of the college.
For the past two weeks charter
members of the club, tentative members, and their guests have been entertained at the homes of various
members and the organization has
been discussed at length.
Plans are being formulated for a
banquet at the Brazos Hotel at an early date. College officials will be tendered special invitations.
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OF SEASON AT
High and Low Seniors Are Given
Special Invitation to Attend
First College Dance of Season
One of the most important events
on the Houston Junior College calendar will be an informal dance given at
the University Club on Staurday night,
The affair has l>*?n mnch talked of
the last few weeks and the student
body has shown that it not only approves of the dance but will assist in
every way in making it the biggest
success of the year.
Having been approved by both student and faculty-social committees,
various committees, appointed for the
purpose, have been busy making arrangements for decorations, the distribution of tickets and other details
so necessary to the success of a dance.
H. W. Harris, chairman of the faculty social committee declared:
"The success of the dance is assured. The student body has shown
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BLINN NEXT TO
Blinn Memorial on Card for
Game Next Saturday. November, 17th, at Brenham. Texas
Those of you who saw the last Blinn
game are still wondering just how
they did it. Siki Sykes, ex-Aggie star
and Blinn coach, drew quite an array
Of material from over the state, and
drilled them in Aggie football.
As you all know, the Farmers have
a way of sweeping their opponents off
Practice Dec. 1st.
Candidates for basketbail will report immediately after football season is ended, about December 1.
Things look good for the basketeers
this year. Sadler, Scarbrough, Q.
Jones, Hilton and Jeter are returning
from last year's regulars. In addition Dee, Jones, Elmick, Km
Oakes are expected to try for the