The Normal Star (San Marcos, Tex.), Vol. 10, No. 41, Ed. 1 Saturday, August 12, 1922 Page: 4 of 4
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THE NORMAL STAR
NORWOOD’S TAILOR SHOP
One Day Service
Special Rates to Students
vice! Play Service! !”
The poor bass drummer is tapped on
the head rather ungently and thus
eliminated by the snare drummers, in
order that his noise-making may not
interfere with theirs.
^ ^ ^ ^ ^
You have to come out and hear the
Normal band play in order to appre-
ciate this.. They are a mighty live
bunch of people, and besides the mu-
sic that they can make, they always
give you a few funny things to think
about while you go back to that stuffy
old room to prepare tomorrow’s les-
The above would lead you to believe
that they don’t play any regular mu-
sic. We want to say that they do.
They must have a little fun in thl
meantime however, and the quibbles
above are only a few things picked up
last Wednesday night while they were
Ed, you’ve made a mighty fine band,
and you students who have so faith-
fully worked with him, deserve the
thanks of the student body for the
hearty cooperation you gave him in the
rounding out of a band like we have
this summer and of which we are proud.
We would like to see Ed, and every-
one of the members of the band back
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HOW TIME SEES YOU
Who am I? Surely all S. W. T. N.
students know me. You see me every
day and some of you look at me in
such a way as if to say, “Please don’t
move your hands so fast.” Others
seem to say, “Go faster. If this per-
iod were only up”. Oh, I am just the
Big Ben that calmly ticks away the
hours you spend in the library. Shall
I tell you what some of the things I
When school opens some of you are
meek and very timid and afraid. You
wonder at the brilliancy of the librarian
just because she happens to know
where “Main Street,” Sherman, “Food
Products”, Hart’s “Source Book” are
to be found. I feel sorry for you when
you stand in line for a long time in
order to return the book that you have
loaned directly to the librarian. ’Tis
amusing to see you, after all your ef-
forts to do the right thing, and then
walk off without signing your name to
the charge card. It isn’t long how-
ever, until you learn all about the
crooks and turns, ups and downs, of
the library by reading the Rules and
Sometimes there is a guessing con-
test carried on at the desk. Students
do not know what they want and' make
a guess at the name of the particular
book or magazine they need, and us-
ually the librarian has to make another
guess. If you could only hear some
of the conversations, such as:
“I want the LOOK-OUT magazine”
—meaning the OUTLOOK.
“I want a Macbeth History of the
United States.”—meaning MacMasters.
It’s lots of fun to watch the library
become excited over a fruitless search
over a Prehistoric Drama, when the
student meant to ask for a Pre-Shakes-
I am so proud of some of you busi-
ness-like students. You always know
what it is that you want and you are
always studious and quiet. You add
dignity and prestige to the library. I
try to tick loud enough to attract your
attention, but you won’t notice an in-
significent little clock. Nevertheless I
love to watch you as you go about
your work in that quiet business-like
No one realizes how many troubles
new students have as I do. I see you
stand in a long line and wait your
turn only to be told that the desired
book is OUT just now. Maybe you
try all day long to get the book and
finally have to go home without it.
Sometimes >it seems as if the librar-
ian becomes “hard-boiled” and tries to
make you take “any old book” just to
get rid of you. It is hard when you
are charged with.a book that you can’t
find, but I admire the spirit of co-
operation you show when you say, I’ll
go to my room and look under the bed
for it again.” Ah, don’t give up hope,
—even the clock has its troubles.
I amuse myself by the hours observ-
ing some of you happy-go-lucky stu-
dents. There seems always to be a
disaster awaiting you. I hear you come
singing up the stairs, and marvel how
quickly your attitude changes when
you come to the desk with a helpless
look, and say in a distracted way: ‘Oh,
give me some book so that I can get
this report up. Any book on the list
will do.” If on teacher is in sight you
plead for the shortest one. I know you
are doomed when I see you walk glee-
fully to the west wing of the library
and sit beside a class-mate of yours in
a campustry course. The librarian
knows you are only pretending to stu-
dy and it seems as if she is only wait-
ing to say: “No talking in the library.
Get your books and sit in the center
room.” ’Tis hard to leave right in the
interesting part of the gossip, but—
Alas! such is life. We all have to be
wound up and set every once in a while.
INFORMATION about trains, trips
and baggage freely given by JOHN
DOBBINS, Phone 86.
See the Union Bus Line representa-
tive in Ed. building before planning
your trip home.
OVERHEARD AT BAND CONCERT
“Mr. Barrow, please make Charlie
Lee quit beating that snare drum as
though he were playing a march.”
“Let’s play SERVICE.”
“No,” from a bunch of outsiders,
“Let’s have a drum solo!”
Snow finally succeeds in quieting
Robert Perry, the man with the Big
Bass and Paul Stephens, who beats a
s-n-a-r-r-r-y drum. They had gotten
into a fight, each maintaining that he
made the greatest noise.
* * * * *
They have selected another piece.
Robert persists in setting the time
so fast with his bass that the altos
cannot follow. Mr. Atmar objects
Stroman is seen coming around the
corner with a guitar under his arm.
“Oh, there is Stroman. Come here
with your ukalele!”
“Oh, is that what he carries around
with him now?”
Snow acts as leader. “Now when 1
do this way, you begin, Robert.”
Robert: “Well, hurry and do this
Snow does this way—whatever that
it, and Robert begins to blow gallant-
ly, but Davis shouts: “Here, you gang.
Wait a minute. My valve is stuck.”
Now all together-The piece
is finished, and the band receives wild
Herrington: “Charlie Lee, I actually
had to stop and see whether only you
and I were palying. I couldn’t hear
the others. I did hear myself, and you
During the next piece the drummers
succeed in extracting peculiar noises
from Robert Perry’s stiff straw hat.
Robert finds a more comfortable seat
at the other end of the bench.
Snow shows signs of ^lisgust with
the way the drummers are acting.
Makes another good try at the next
Charlie Lee succeeds in getting his
snare drum directly in front of Ro-
bert’s big horn, which gives forth snarry
Ethel Herrington has trouble with
his slide trombone. It seems the slide
is hung in the low branches on a near
Shout3 from audience: “Serves you
right. Oughtn’t rare it up in the air
so far and it wouldn’t have happened.”
“Let’s play SERVICE’. This from
the man wielding the big stick behind
the big drum. This piece SERVICE
is the particular piece in which the
bass drummer is allowed to beat the
drum as hard as he wants to.
Crys from the audience: “Play Ser-
Inquisitive Freshman: “Do you be-
long to the Student Volunteer Band?”
In, Freshman: “What instrument do
Sam; “Why do yoiu call the cloth
your suit is made of ‘dice cloth’?”
Bo: “Because it fades on me.”
She: “How many lectures do you
have a week?”
He : “Three, counting the letter I
get from father every week.”
“You say this man has a grudge
against you?” demanded the jfiidge.
“Yes, your Honor,” replied Bill the
Beggar. “When I was blind, he usta
steal the pennies from my cup, and
when I was a cripple, he’d run down
the steet wi’d my box of pencils.”
“Yes, your Honor. Once when I
was deaf and dumb, he shot off a fire-
cracker under me.”
Landlady knocking at door) : “Eight
o’clock. Eight o’clock.”
Frosh (sleepily): “Did you ? Better
call the doctor.”
’Tis said that one day Mr. Thomas
absent-mindedly surveyed himself in
the hair briush instead of the mirror.
“Gracious, I need a shave!” he mused.
Twentieth Century Girl (to Indian
Chief): “Chief, why do you paint your
Chief: “Just like you; paint um face;
go after white man’s scalp.”
Plecky (at the last Elks dance) : “I
could go on dancing like this forever.”
“Oh, no, yau couldn’t because you
are bound to improve some.”
Mr. Smith (in Bio. 103): “Mr. Sum-
mers, what are the three means of lo-
comotion that the grasshopper has?”
Summers (answering fluently):
“Walks, travels, and migrates.”
Miss Graves: “You must all read
Les Miserables by the end of the week.”
Freshman (awakening in time to hear
Les Miserables) : “Miss Who did you
Eventually, Why Not Now?
Mandy and Rastus had become en-
gaged, but Mandy still had misgivings.
“Rasttas,” she murmured one even-*
ing, “Ah knows yo’ loves me, but huc-
cum you comes roun’ wantin’ to marry
me soon after you loses yo’ job?”
“S'ho, Mandy,” he replied reassuring-
ly, “What’s de difference does ah quit
work an’ marry yo’, or marry yo’ an’
“Please ma’am, give a blind man a
“Why, yolu’re only blind on one eye.”
“Well, make it a nickel then. ’
“Be careful what you say, boys,” re-
minded the debating coach. “Remember
you are not prominent enough to say
you were misquoted.”
Looked-over or Over-looked?
Mr. Harrison: “Mr. Ivey, you say you
studied your lesson, yet how is it that
Buddy: “Oh, I made a mistake in
yoju do not know the first topic?”
my grammar when I said that. I meant
to say I overlooked my lesson instead
of saying I looked over it.”
The Girl: “And have you studied
about those famous engineers?”
The Stude: “Oh, yes, indeed.”
Girl: “Well, then tell me about this
man, Pat. Pending, whose name ap-
pears on all new machinnery.”
Up and Down.
“How did you lose your money?”
“I was thrown down by a friend.
How did yo|u lose yours?”
“I was held up by a stranger.”
Four Act Tragedy.
Think It Over.
The blind man picked up a hammer—
The dumb man picked up a wheel—
and spoke. —Ex.
Mike: “What’s that yer puttin’ in
Pat: “Oi’m takin’ an aspirin’ pill,
Mike: “Gettin’ ambitious, eh? Well,
that won’t elect yiu senator.”—Octopus.
Judge: “Who brought you here?”
Stew: “Tw.o policemen.”
Judge: “Drunk, I suppose?”
Stew: “Yes, sir. Both of them.”—X.
Sue: “Did he kiss you last night?”
IMary: “No, the chaperone was in
Sue: “B/ut she was playing the piano
nearly all the evening,”
Mary: “Yes, but she persisted in
playing “I’ve Got My Eyes on You.”
At the Boarding House.
“Bill lost his hat again.”
“How do you know?”
“I can’t find mine.”
What a Relief!
Robbie ran into the sewing room and
cried: “Oh mamma! There’s a man
in the nursery kissing the nurse.”
Mamma dropped the sewing and
rushed to the storway. “April fool!”
said Robbie gleefully. “It’s only papa.”
for Quality and Service
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Phone 7 N. Side Square
Agneu) & Co.
To young man who is found at the
post office in graduation robes: “Why
the monkey clothes here at the post
“This is my graduation day and I
am waiting for my diploma from the
“What kind of a singer is Vivian?”
“Oh, she’s a perfect scream.”
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Make the most of your stay here by
taking a sight-seeing trip home by way
of San Antonio. Call at transporta-
tion desk in Education building.
NOTICE—Summer Normal Students.
Baggage transferred promptly, safely,
and reliably. Phone 86. Jno. H. Dobbins.
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