A monthly newspaper devoted to th<
Interests of Houston Junior College. Published by the Journalism Depart munt,
Houston Junior College.
Louise Shepperd Editor-In-Chief
Margaret Boyt-tt Assistant Editor
Denu Knclgr Make-up
Helen Cheney Activity
Doris 1 lartman Humor
Itolicrt Tracey Sport
P. R. Birney Advisor
George Lanaux Frances Foster
Mrs. P. B. Nagel J. M. Gorman
Frances Willard Celia Desky
Ivalice Horn Marpira Tabuny
Zelda Amdur Lamar Grant
Mary Adele Cobb Jane Withersimon
R. E. Neil Harold Summorliii
Mauri-e Anderson Alyce Spilman
Fred Mills Maurine Edminster
Myron Schelling Manager
Harold Wood Assistant Manager
Wilma Tieman Typist
Ethel FalHs Manager
Jennie Buck Assistant Manager
Houston Junior College places within the grasp of the working boy and
girl the priceless acquisition of a higher education.
With the number of graduates from
the nation's universities mounting annually, the high school graduate is
finding it more and more difficult to
obtain a position in the business
world, and, having struggled into one,
finding It harder still to advance. Not
a great many years ago the chief requirement to secure a job was experience—the man who quit school at the
fourth grade, and by so doing gained
a few more years' experience in his
line of work, was nine times out of
ten, the man who filled the vacancy.
Today, a high school education is
the basic requirement in securing even
the most menial position, and so strict
Is the application of this requirement
that it almost amounts to: no high
school education—no job. But this
standard is not stationary; with the
rest of the business world It Is progressing upward and onward. Already
the larger corporations are demanding college graduates for numerous,
and not above the ordinary, positions.
In Houston, where a large university
supplies nearly any demand for college graduates, the mere high school
young men and women are frowning
perceptibly over their chances for a
That the present day trend Is thoroughly understood, is evidenced by the
thousands who seek college degrees
before making their debut into the
world of business. Not every one,
however, can devote four years of
his life to attending university. There
are those who, graduated from high
school, are forced by sheer necessity
to eke out their own existence. To
these the Houston Junior College offers the greatest of opportunities, for
while working during the day they
can study regular college courses at
night. The young man or woman taking advantage of this opportunity will
not stand by to watch the university
graduate forge ahead, but will be in
line for advancement, will rank equally with the best.
conferred by the American Business
Club and we hope that we may prove
to its members that their faith and
Interest in us has been more than
Any dumb-bell knows that a person
can't eat his cake and have it, too.
Yet that's what it looks as If some
of us are trying to do. Not only our
own, but the other fellows' also.
All of us who were here last year
remember the repeated appeals made
to students to observe certain parking
rules in the driveways approaching the
building. And how, when these appeals were not heeded, the school authorities were finally forced to forbid parking on these drives altogether. That's exactly what is going to
happen again this year if some of us
don't wake up and have a little respect for the other fellow.
In the first place, you wouldn't go
to visit a friend and drive your car
right through his flower beds and
on to his lawn in order to get closer
to the door, would you? You are being
just as discourteous when you park
on the lawn of the campus. And when
you park your car on a street you are
careful to leave enough room for others to pass, aren't you. Why not
be as thoughtful on the Junior College driveways? No one of us has
any right to thing that HIS wishes
alone should be considered, regardless
of the inconvenience to which others
are put, or, sometimes, the actual harm
done them. If you can't find a parking space near the entrance, don't
park on the lawn. Don't block up
the driveways. Drive on. That'3 just
your hard luck. Maybe It will be better next time. (Maybe you were late
to class anyway). Be a good sport
and think about the other fellow.
And if you are too selfish to want
to do that, at least have common
senso enough to safeguard your own
interest. If these regulations continue
to be violated yon won't even stand
a chance of getting to park in a convenient place. The drives will be
barred. And not only will those who
observed regulations be inconvenienced, YOU yourself will be! Think
THE COI-G AR
Coach Harris called a meeting of
the Oratorical Society on September
30 for the purpose of having the association elect its officers for the
Howard Branch was elected president; Lucille G. Seeley, vice president; Marjorle Clark, secretary-treas-
The Association is planning debates
and meets with such institutions as
Baylor University, Rice Institute. Sam
Houston State Teachers College and
Seguin Junior College.
If you are interested in any form
of public speaking and wish to become a member of the Oratorical Society, see Coach Harris immediately.
Howard Branch has been re-elected president of the Oratorical Soci-
ty of the Houston Junior College for
lie ensuing term. Other officers are:
Hisses Louise Sealey, vice president,
and Marjorie Clark, secretary-treasurer.
Plans have been recently announced
y Mr. Harris, public speaking instruc-
or and sponsor of the club. These in-
lude the election of about ten debat-
ng teams, composed of both boys and
The regular meeting will be held
i Monday. October 21, when a program will be held and speeches made
by members of the club. All students
interested in any form of speaking
nd debating are invited to attend.
NEWS AND GOSSIP OF COSMOPOLITAN FACULTY
'FOR JUNIOR COLLEGE
THE GANG FREQUENTING.
* * * * The Houston Junior College has
THE JUNIOR COLLEGE <hecome qulte cosmopolitan, as regards
j its faculty. Its members come from
Robert Tracey. j Northi South, East and West, and
Many Junior College students will < have been chosen because of their
be interested to know that Louis Dee , abilities as teachers, as well as theip.
has gone to Georgetown University at|OWI1 academic training.
Washington, D. C. Though we hate
to lose such good talent from our
midst, we are glad that "Louie" has
finally hit his streak of luck.
Maybe you think "Coach was popping off the other night in the auditorium during assembly, but you can
take it from me those boys fought
like they had their backs to the wall.
Now, if this means anything to the
student body at all, why not have a
coupla' dozen out to see the games!
You might say that the team was
fighting for something that was dear
to every one of them, that thing being the love of the game.
The Student Association will hold
The success of a school depends almost entirely upon its faculty, which
assures the continued success of Hous-"
n's own Junior College.
In order to keep step with an increasing student body, the college this
year has made an addiion of eight
new members to its teaching staff.
They are: Miss Julia Idesou, holder of a librarian's certificate from the
University of Texas, who has been
librarian in the Houston Public Li-
brary for 25 years. She is continuing
her splendid work at the Junior College where she gives a course in library science twice a week; Mr. Vatf
Zee, M. A., Chicago University,
instructor of biology. He declares
its election soon. Why not limit the \ that the "Van" is no reflection on,
voting to the ticket holders only?'hjs American ancestry; Miss Sue Go-
)id you know that you get about twelve [ree Thomasin, A. M., Columbia, in-
dollars worth out of a Student Asso- j structor of English; Mr. E. W. Schu-
ciation ticket? Why not join tne ] mann, M. A., University of Texas;
ranks and buy a ticket? Don't be a [Mr. Warren A. Rees, M. A., Univer-
slacker. ,sity of Texas, instructor of mathe-
For the third consecutive time tne 'matics: Mr. J. D. Herrington. instruc-
Cougars have beaten the Sam Houston tor o£ sophomore English; Miss Mar-*
Reserves of Huntsville. This doesn't «aret pa"ick, who teaches the theo-
By LOUISE SHEPPERD.
The Houston Junior College students
are deeply appreciative of the kindness of the American Business Club in
offering an annual scholarship to the
most deserving student of the college.
In taking an initial step in establishing a fund of this kind here, they are
giving evidence of their faith in the
Junior College—of their belief in the
worthiness of its students. This fact
alone will serve to make us strive
harder, for to be believed In is one
of the most inspiring incentives to
All the larger colleges and universities have such scholarships, and we
feel that it is a step upward for the
Houston Junior College to be endowed
with one this early In its career.
Doubtless, the spirit of these business
men in instituting a scholarship fund
for the Junior College will encourage
others to establish similar ones, and It
will not be many years before we may
expect to see several scholarships being offered each year, to girls as well
as to boys.
We are indeed proud of the honor
Attend the Games
When the Junior College eleven
took their positions for the kickoff
in their initial tilt with the St. Marys
University, a yell which could hardly
have reached the players bench, rose
from the grandstand. Upon looking
into the seating section, one could
see some fifty or seventy-five students
seated near the top while a few of
more enthusiastic nature adorned the
A college football aggregation was
there with the purpose of carrying our
colors to victory, and establishing a
reputation other than scholastic for
our institution. So why shouldn't we
attend the games and let them know
that they have a student body back of
them—one that appreciates their work
and is willing to support every effort?
In the St. Mary's game Coach Smith
displayed his ability in handling a
football team, and each individual
showed excellent form, but that inspiration a rooting squad offers was
missing. Had it been present, the
score would probably have been much
larger than it was. In such a case it
was not necessary, but we will find
ourselves competing with keen opposition, and the final score will no
doubt hinge on the efforts of our students. So let's each do our share by
being at every game and showing
the public that we not only have a
real football team, but a real student
body with that win or die spirit.
By George Lanaux
The benefits of attending college
are two-fold. First there is the broadening of the mental faculties by the
absorption of higher education, and,
secondly, but on a par with the first,
there is the broadening of character
and personality produced by college
spirit. The Houston Junior College
Is very young as institutions of higher learning go, and consequently it
lacks the tradition, the background,
that is so essential to college spirit.
Today the students look forward to
those traditions which to the classes
of older Institutions are looked back
In order to get the most out of Ju-
The Houston Junior College Honor
Society, which is sponsored by Mrs.
Soule, held its first business meeting on October 17.
The Honor Society is an organization whose membership consists of
those who have attained a high grade
average at the college.
The schedule suggested but not definitely decided upon for the requirements for membership is as follows:
For all students taking five courses
the maximum number of B's Is 3. The
students taking four courses the maximum number of B's is 2. Those taking three courses, the maximum number of B's is 1, while students taking two courses must make all A
Students taking less ,6han two
courses are not eligible for membership.
' All girls who are interested In this
association are asked to see Mrs.
Soule in the next few days.
sound big when you say Reserves,
but if you could have seen the Rice<
Sam Houston game
and then taken ^ry,to !
retical side of physical eduaction;
Miss Annie Boone McJunkin, secre-
. Dupree, and Miss Dorothy*
note if the players that played again
. Macky, who
the local bunch, you would have had I'hJ'sica! education.
a higher opinion of the Reserves. We | .,„„„,„„,.
have a scrappy bunch of fellows on
the team and all they need is some
backing. i"'" "", """ " ' "" ' "
Leaving off the crepe-hanging for a \ STARVING SLAV STABS SISTER*
while, we'll try to introduce you to ] life story of a dwarf pine,
the team. Of last year's squad we : GENEVIEVE WELDEN, fresh little
IN THE CORRIDOR
blonde from Central, and just :
happy—AND her hobby is reading
others' personal mail.
CHARLES DJERF, the Finnish circus
man from Boston, strewing his broad
to the four winds.
have: Ted Warden, the boy who I
makes a habit of scooping up loose
balls and running for touchdowns;
Bill Jeter, the lady crippler; "Nick"
Peet, the crooning cuspidor; Aleo, the
undertaker; and Farrell Wallace, of
wit-slinging fame. Now from Blinn ROSALIND RAIN BOLT, parking .
halls Porter, Lehde and Autrey, who I usual.
last year helped whip the Texas ("DOC" YOUNG, broadcasting valuable
Frosh team. From Rosebud we have i medical advice gratis, free-for-
McClean, a neat little back. From j nothing.
Port Arthur comes Aaron "Country" ; HELEN ALLNOCH, you can't dodg*
Brown who played a bang-up game I her, vending peanuts or activity
for Tom Dennis' outfit last year. From tickets or something.
The Cougar's Collegians, formerly
known as the Pep Club, have elected
officers and announced their plans
for the ensuing year. Ruth Kidd will
preside as president, Alice McCullough
as secretary and Lois Dawson as treasurer.
Under the direction of Miss Mackey
and Mrs. Bender the club has selected a new uniform, consisting of a
blue skirt with a white shirt and a
blue and white blazer.
At the call meeting held Friday
night, Margaret Boyett was appointed
reporter for the club. A membership
committee was also formed consisting
o." Lisabelle Crittenden, chairman;
Mary Sadler and Sophie Zielinski. A
committee was also appointed to attend to the selection of uniform stationery, stickers, pins, belts and megaphones for the school. On this committee are Margaret Boyet^, chairman; Josephine Maske, and Marie
nior College—in order to hasten the
day of traditions—in order to get the
most out of the school spirit part of
the college, each student must take
a most active part in every school activity. The dances given throughout
the school year should be attended by
every one. and the whole student body
should turn out for the various athletic events.
If you haven't purchased your student activity ticket as yet, do it today, and don't merely buy it and let
it collect cobwebs between the leaves
of a book—use It every time you have
a chance—remember that it's essential
to getting the most out of your college education—remember that, besides the personal advantage you are
gaining, you are helping HJC tD build
up its traditions, to make its college
life what college life ought to be.
Jeff Davis' great team last year comes
Weldon "Lefty" Morris. Then from
A. & M. we have Nesmith and Matthews. From Galveston, Ball High
School, comes John Driscoll. From
away up in Michigan comes "Christy"
Christenson. Others on the squad
are Shaw, Weaver, Powell, Eaton,
Bullock, Fleming, Lowe, Peterson,
Dees, Kalmans, Groenlund, Galbreath,
Donald Lang: "I think I'll run back
up the street to that cafe and get
some oxtail soup."
Helen Allnoch—"Oxtail? Not for
me! That's goin' too far back for
Mr. Miller—"What is Boston noted
C. R. Yeager-—"Boots and shoes."
Mr. Miller—"And Chicago?"
C. R.—"Shoots and booze.'"
The John R. Bender Dramatic Club
elected the following officers at its
first regular meeting, October 10:
Robert Moechal, president; Mary Sadler, vice president; Grace McDonald,
secretary-treasurer; James Newton,
The club is now planning on a play
which it hopes to present in the early
part of December.
Thirty-four have been enrolled to
date and all students interested in
dramatics are invited to join the club
at Its regular meetings, which are
held on the first and third Friday
in each month at 9:30 a. m.
Coach C. B. Smith announces that
there will be a Student Association
organized at H. J. C. within the next
two weeks and all students are urged
to be pressnt when this meeting is
All the officers of the association
will be elected from the student body.
Watch the H. J. C. bulletin board for
further announcement regarding this
The Honorable Prof. Miller is still attempting to ascertain just what's
wrong with this reasoning: *
"No dog has two tails,
One cat has one tail.
Therefore Two Giraffes have three
CLAIRE BROWN, one of the four out
of five who have it. Seems that
the male population of HJC don't
realize that it's catching.
RIB SCHELLING still cracking up
about his crack up. If you don't
know the particulars as yet it's a
sign you've been home with the"
mumps the past week or so.
ROY HOFFHEINZ had to get his
name in the paper—he needs the.
publicity—this is inserted purely as
an accommodation. (Adv.)
CORRIDOR CUTIE SAYS:—
"When a man sends flowers it is
time for a sweet-voiced telephone
call; when he sends candy it is time*
for a breath-taking kiss; when he
sends hi3 regrets it is time to look
for another man and start again at
TEB WARDEN, the little "big football*
hero" limping his way through a
mob of fair admirers. We see you,
Opal "Red" Bean—not the red-headed
osh-tosh of course—she may be an
ice man's daughter, but she deals,
exclusively in frigidair.
And SPENCER, the son of old man
Spencer, a wise young sage repeats:
"Of all the words of tongue or pen,
The saddest are these—
'I'm broke again.'"
"SLIM" BOUKNIGHT KANNERDY,
smelling powerfully of fresh country butter and eggs, gets the big*
horse laugh for his East Texas
RUTH KIDD. who puts all the pep In
the Pep Club, trying to work up.
vim, vigor, and vitality enough to
take another step towards the
DALLAS HOLFORD, strutting down*
the drag to the tune of "Yes, we
have no bananas," the while he
beams from his hiding place behind