Published by the Journalism Students of the Houston Junior College
HOUSTON, TEXAS, OCTOBER 23, 1929
BAYLOR CUBS HAND
SETBACK OF SEASON
Cougars Hold Baylor Bears for
Three Quarters; Parker's
Scoring Spells Defeat
Fighting an uphill battle that
looked scoreless until the last five
minutes of play, the Houston Junior
College Cougars invaded the football
•center of Texas and received their
first defeat this season.
After holding off the charging ef-
. forts of Coach Washam's crew for
more than 45 minutes the Cougar line
began to falter and consequently met
defeat at the hands of Messrs. Parker, Stringer, and Clem. With Parker
and Stringer carrying the pigskin
and Clem opening up the line the Cubs
■ had a formidable trio that should see
■ plenty of service under Coach Jennings later on.
"Country" Brown for the Cougars,
, played bang up ball as did Porter,
but the combined efforts of these two
boys failed to gain the necessary
yardage for first downs. It looked
as though the game would be a scoreless one until the Cougars lost the
ball on their own 40-yard line. On
the first down a long ""eave from
* Parker to Stringer brought the ball
to the Cougar's fifteen yard line. The
ball was carried out on the [next,
• play without any gain to the Cubs, j
After bringing the ball out in front j
of the goal Parker placed a fine boot j
thru the bars for the first score of!
Fighting with a bulldog attitude the,
ftongan BtuTmornly checked the ad-j
yance of the Cubs on their own 30 yar
line and then carried the ball deep'
into the enemy's territory where the]
ball was lost when the Cubs forward i
' *vall stiffened. A series of passes
brought the ball once again into th<» I
Cougars back yard and a beautiful
run off-tackle by Parker netted the
Cubs their first touchdown, making
" the score 10-0.
On the Cougar defense Morris and
'Christenson shone throughout the
»game. On many occasions Morris
broke thru and stopped the play behind the line, while Christenson was
one of the main cogs in the secondary
defense. Warden of the Cougars
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RICE OFFICIAL STATES
OUTLOOK FOR ASPIRANTS
FROM JUNIOR COLLEGE
According to Mr. McCann, registrar
of Rice Institute, there are two classes
of students who attend Eice. These
are the very good and the very poor.
The very good come to take some special subject which interests them;
the very poor, to get a fresh start.
Of course, Rice has the reputation of
taking only those who are students.
Sometimes, however, others are taken
and. once there, make fairly good
"The number of transfers is governed by the number of students who
fail. For instance, if all the students
who come to Rice from the Houston
Junior College pass, Rice will be able
to accept more next year. But," continued Mr. McCann, "if there are more
failures, Rice will have to cut down
on the number accepted."
Rice will credit all subjects, from
H. J. C, except Journalism, Public
Speaking, and Education. Journalism
and Public Spsaking are not offered
at Rice. Education is offered, but Rice
uses different books and his different
Some students now attending Riee
from Houston Junior College are:
Janeva Jacobs, Eva Newman, Adine
Otto, Wallace Banks, George McCarthy, Lester Vann, and Mary Louise
FRESHMEN MEET SLATED
prof and pupil lured,,FACULTY, STUDENTS
FROM LEARNING AS FIRST! OF JUNIOR COLLEGE
DANCE OF year'is HELD! HEAR OBERHOLTZER
Robert McCullough Eie
Frosh; Welden Mor
:ted Prexy of
is V.-Pres. j
Robert McCoIlough was elected
president of the Freshman Class, at
the first meeting of the 1929 group,
held in the auditorium, October 14th.
Welden Morris, co-captain of the football team, was elected vice-president,
and Adele Drinkle, secretary- treas-
Plans for the coming year were discussed briefly, and talks were made
by sponsors of the freshmen group.
A drive for Student Association memberships was anticipated for the near
POWERS ARE PETITIONED
TO PERMIT PARTIES IN
THE GYM EACH MONTH
A petition has been submitted to
Mr. Dupre for approval asking that
the students of the Houston Junior
College be allowed to give one dance
a month in the gym. Upon receiving
i.the signature of Mr. Dupre and the
social committee of the school, the
petition will be sent to the Board of
Education for final approval.
a Because of the success of the dances
held last year and the one this year
in the> gym, a group of sophomores
were appointed by Mr. Harris to act
as temporary dance committee to compose a petition asking) for these
- The letter follows:
Mr. N. K. Dupre,
Assistant Dean, Houston Junior
College, Houston, Texas.
„ We, the temporary dance committee, have been appointed to act for the
student body concerning Houston Junior College dances in the future and
" we therefore bring our plans to you.
We are asking to be given the right
to have one Junior College dance a
month. We think that this dance
'should be held in the school gymnasium and that the orchestra be selected by the permanent dance com-
. mittee from time to time.
The expense of these dances will be
carried by those attending them. There
shall be a tax on each couple, of suf-
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THE LAW FOR FRESHMEN.
. Will wear "Slime Caps" while
attending school or school activities.
2. Will not smoke on the campus.
3. Will not practice loitering in
front of building.
4. Shall respect upper classmen, as
is customary in larger colleges.
5. Ail freshmen (boys and girls)
must address upper classmen as Mr.
or Miss while in school or at school
The Sophomore class reserves the
right to alter these rules at any time.
Emi! Peterson Gets Scholarship
Offered by American
The first scholarshin offered by the
American Business Club to the most
oustandlng student of the Houston
Junior College was awarded Thursday, Oct. 10, to Emil Peterson, sophomore. Mr. Peterson was selected
recipient of the scholarship by mi
bers of the Junior College faculty
cause of his high standing in both
studies and student activities.
Though carrying the full freshmen
course last year, Mr. Peterson did
full time work during the day and
completed his school work with high
grades, besides being active in school
Mr. Peterson was well-known and
popular among both students and faculty last year. Prior to that time he
attended Sam Houston High School,
being graduated from there in 1928.
Members of the American Business
Club expect to establish a permanent
scholarship in the amount of $200,
which will be awarded each year to
the sophomore who has made the best
record in his freshman year, according to Mr. Soule. This scholarship is
to be in the form of a gift, not a loan,
to deserving students who are work
ing, or partly working, their way
through Junior College. Donees are
to be selected by the faculty on a basis of character, scholarship and participation in college activities.
Students laid aside their books and
teachers their lecture notes Friday
night, October 4, to join in the festivities of thti'first Junior College dance
this year, which took place in the
school gymnasium. The revelry continued from nine o'clock 'til midnight.
The purpose of this social function,
sponsored by the faculty and Sophomores, was of a two-fold nature. Aside
from offering a much needed relaxation from studies, it presented a splendid opportunity for the students to
become better acquainted with each
other as well as with the instructors.
The usual formality of introductions
was practically eliminated by pinning
the student's full name in a prominent
place on his or her wearing apparel.
This novel idea proved benefactory to
the boys, in that they could glance at
a girl's name-plate and readily call
her by name, whether they had forgotten it or had ever known it.
The Collegians, playing in their
usual hot style, made it impossible for
the teachers to stand and look
After the enthusiasm which was expressed by the student body, it is
hoped that the faculty will not hesitate in encouraging such affairs as
this, in the future.
SOPHS ELECT OFFICERS
Garrison Named President; Ruth Kidd
Fills Vice-Presidential Chair
The first meeting of the Sophomore
Class was held on Monday night, October 14, with Mr. Dupree as temporary chairman. The primary purpose of this meeting was to elect
the class officers. Smith Garrison
and John Aleo were nominated for
s president. Garrison won, and
School Prexy Reviews Growth
of Institution; ts Gratified
Dr. K. E. Oberholtzer, superintendent
of the Houston Independent School
District, and president of the Houston Junior College, made an address
to the faculty members and students
of the Junior College at 7:30 p. m.
Wednesday, October 2.
"I can remember the first Junior
College group three years ago," said
Dr. Oberholtzer. "The students could
fill the seats of the first five rows.
The group this year is different. It
has improved in both size and quality.
The Junior College is making rapid
progress, both inwardly and outwardly, every day. We are paying the entire faculty out of the funds collected
from the students and from no administration costs.
"All tho money spent for Junior College is spent for good teachers. The
Board of Education gives us the building and the lights. We have as much
a devoted faculty as the average faculty of any college, if not more so.
"We could eliminate the building,
the text books, and the laboratories
and still have a college. Teachers
and students are the essential things
of a college. There must be students
who seek iparning. and teachers wno
seek to guide and direct this learning, and teachers who seek to guide
and direct the learning. The student
has most to do with college. He Is
the oiip wljo maintains and rarrieo o'l*
the * name lof Junior College to the-
world. If we turn out a poor student, a ba(I example is set for Junior
College. Good students when turned
out will influence people to think well
oC Junior College.
"Thoso who rise in life are the ones
who make the best of the present moment and who keep it up in the stu-
ater receiving a large ovation and >dent life, business life, and in the pro-
making his little speech of thanks, fessional world. There is time for
took charge of the meeting. 'pleasure, time for work and time for
Nominations were next taken for I up-building of the mind and body. The
the office of vice president. Nominees [student body should make this a ban-
were: Tamborello, Nick Peet, Ruth ner year for the college.
Kidd. and Micky Smith. Ruth Kidd
won by a large majority. August
Krell, Lisabell Crittenden, Micky
Smith and Bill Vincent were nominated for secretary. Lisabell Crittenden
received the office.
Everyone seemed pleased with the
result of the elections and the Sophomores are looking forward to a great
Freshmen boys will be able to obtain slime caps easily next week.
Announcement will be made by Smith
Garrison upon the arrival of the caps.
HAVE YOU PAID YOUR BLANKE1 TAX?
"Pay Your Blanket Tax" was the
discussion held in the assembly hall
Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. Professor Harris informed the students
of the advantages they would reeeive
by paying their blanket tax.
"For the small fee of five dollars,
you are entitled to eighteen dollars
worth of games and all the issues of
the 'Cougar' the Junior College paper.
Without this blanket tax, you will not
be able to receive the paper. I know
how hard it is for some of you students who are working your way
through school to raise this five dollars, but students, I too. worked my
way through school but I managed to
pay my activity fee and was repaid a
hundredfold. I would not part with
that spirit that was imparted to me
through attending the games for any
amount of money.
Each student that pays his blanket
tax will prove that he is interested in
the activities of the college as well as
proving hat he is loyal to It. Be a
part of your school, take pride In
what it does. Be a vital part of
everything connected with school. 1
hate to see a person slowly die and
then have to sit around for the next
twenty years waiting for the undertaker. Everything that is dead is
buried, so look alive."
Coach Smith urged all the students
to attend all the games played by the
team. "Our team is fighting for you,
October 26—Junior College
vs. Sam Houston Reserves,
November 2—Junior College
vs. Victoria Junior College, Victoria.
November 8—Junior College
vs. Texas Freshmen, Austin.
November 16—Junior College
vs. Hillshoro Junior College,
November 23—Junior Colleve
vs. Blinn Memorial. Houston.
and for the school, but what are you
doing? Yon have no right to call this
'yours' unless you show some interest in it by attending the games and
rooting for it. These boys go out
and fight until they are exhausted.
They are putting Junior College on
the map, they are fighting for you.
Now show your spirit and come out
and root for them. Friday we leave
to play the Baylor Cubs at Waco.
We hope to bring back another victory for Junior College."
Roy Hofheinz, yell leader, then lead
the students in a few yells for the
team before N, K. Dupree dismissed
the Sophs to meet in Room US where
they held a private meeting. Probably
they discussed what they would do
to the Freshmen. But when the day
of reckoning comes, the Freshmen
will certainly get some of their starch
taken out by the Sophs.
Robert McCullough, president of the
Student's Council, gave a one minute
talk on "Citizenship," mentioning the
blanket tax twice throughout the '
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LETTERS IN FOUR MAJOR
SPORTS EVIDENCE VALUE
OF COLLEGE GRID COACH
"Rah! Rah! Rah! Coach!" How
many times have you joined in the
yell when the cheer leader said,
"Come on, gang, let's give nine for
coach." Anyone could point out the
coach, but few could give any information about his, except as to appearance.
Cecil Bernard Smith, now serving
his second year as Junior College
coach, is a graduate of the University
of Texas, where he gained quite a reputation as a versatile athlete. (Friends:
confided that he was also quite a
sheik.) Prior to entering the University, Coach Smith attended a Junior College for three years. As a
student in Junior College, the popular
mentor lettered in four major sports.
A glance through the list of instructors for Junior College shows the
name of C. B. Smith, professor for
classes in law. Perhaps this explains
the fact that an unusually laj-ge number of misses are taking the course
A great resemblance in at least one
respect Is noted between Coach Smith
and Calvin Coolidge. Both are reticent in regard to themselves. However, we are grateful that Smith
"Does Choose to Run" athletics at
Junior College, and is always willing
to talk about the team.
"I know the boys join me In thanking the student body for their splendid
support in our recent games, and we
are going to show our appreciation by-
putting the best we have in the
games," commented Coach Smith.