The Normal Star (San Marcos, Tex.), Vol. 10, No. 24, Ed. 1 Saturday, April 1, 1922 Page: 3 of 4
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THE NORMAL STAR
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Dr, S. D. McGaughy
Ovtr Williams Drug Store
Each In Its Container
PAUL STEVENS, WIRELESS
Paul Stevens, native of San Marcos,
ex-Normalite, now doing work at Bay-
lor, was a visitor on the quadrangle
last week. That he is still pursuing
his favorite study is evidenced by the
following, which we clip from a recent
Almost everyone around Baylor
knows Paul Stevens. Mr. tSevens is
• largely responsible for the present
wireless station, and it has been thru
his hard work and steady efforts that
Baylor has come to owning and oper-
ating a wireless system. Just the other
night Mr. Stevens was sending out a
call for anyone to answer, and an an-
swer came flashing back from Ontario,
Canada, inquiring “Hello, Baylor, who
are you, anyhow, and where did you
come from?” Mr. Stevens has been
receiving the weather report from Ar-
lington, West Virginia, right along.
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FROM THE EDITOR, U. OF T.
(In a personal letter to the “Head
“I thank you for the opportunity of
looking through a copy of the “Nor-
mal Star.”. . . . The matter in this pub-
lication is well written. It certainly
is. While you do not ask for con-
structive _ criticism, I know you will
welcome it. It seems to me you1 overdo
the sweetheart side of college life and
underdo the personal items. ... At
the same time, however, I am bound to
give testimony, that your paper, all the
way ^ through, gives ample evidence of
considerable cerebration. I am glad
to see also that you do not follow the
prescribed journalistic form in the pre-
paration of your articles. Such des-
troys individuality in the writer and
gives to the whole paper a tint of dead
erone. The Rotarians were so well
pleased with the different numbers
that they insisted that Mr. Thomas
show off also. He complied with,
“The Benefits of a College Educa-
tion”, which pleased everybody. The
luncheon was highly enjoyed by every-
one, even the students, who had to
lunch before they could get their
stunt off their minds.
First National Bank of San Marcos
The Idyllics had their first meeting
of the spring term last Saturday after-
noon. The meeting was called by the
vice-president, in the absence of the
president. The party which the so-
ciety have been pilanming was then
discussed, the date for it, April 10th,
was set, and different committees
were appointed and set to work. There
wfill be a more interesting account
of the event published later.
Several members of the society have
been sick for the past week. The so-
ciety voted to send flowers to them, a
regular committee being appointed to
see that every member who is sick at
any time, is supplied with flowers;
and a certain sum was allowed from
the general funds for the use of this
committee each week. Five dollars
was also appropriated to the fund for
purchasing a Victrola for the hospital.
The coming of spring seems to have
brought new life to the Idyllics. It is
expected that they will soon loom up
into prominence among the things of
interest on Normal hill.
ON SELECTING INTER-
USE YOUR HEAD
A woodpecker pecks
Out a great many pecks
When building a hut.
He works like a nigger
To make the hole bigger—
He’s sore if
His cutter won’t cut.
He doesn’t bother with
Of cheap Artisans
But there’s one thing
Can rightly be said:
The whole excavation
Has this explanation—
He builds it
By using his head. —Ex.
THE SOROSIS TEA
Tuesday was President’s day with
the Sorosis Club of the city. The oc-
casion was fittingly and hospitably
ccmmemmorated by Mrs. Woodson,
the president, in a tea to the members
and their friends, in which probably
200 guests and members participated.
The Woodson home was a simple
but tasteful study in which yellow and
white, the club colors, predominated,
the front parlor in purple, the back
parlor and the dining room in. yellow.
Presiding over the tea table, which
was covered by a lace cloth of exqui-
site design, were Mesdames Sewell
and Burkholder the first hour; Mrs.
Barber and Miss Sayers the second;
Mesdames Evans and Wilhelm the
third hour. Refreshments—tea, chick-
en salad, olives, and an ice—were
served throughout the afternoon by
the attendants, Misses Bernice Evans,
Janie Hopson, Fay Harris, and Anna,
Martha and Fannie Woodson.
MR. THOMAS TO MAKE HIGH
Mr. Thomas was notified Wednesday
that he had been urgently and unani-
mously called” by the Senior class
of the San Marcos High School to de-
liver the graduating address at their
commencement some time in May. He
will heed the call, we understand.
STUDENTS READ FOR
A decided improvement has been
made this week in Mr. Thomas’ office
in the Library building. Fifteen or
twenty book shelves, a magazine rack,
and a desk sufficiently large for three
typewriters have been installed, pre-
paratory to a formal taking over of
the Normal Star by the English De-
All who are interested in newspaper
work will have an opportunity next
week to see a real journalistic labora-
tory where first class material will be
turned out by a number of English
The old Normal Star office in the
Science building will be given to Mr.
Smith for use by his classes in biology.
Barnes has been quite
sick with “flu.
Bob Renfro, who has been pressing
the hay on a Normal hospital couch
for several days, is back on the hill.
Mrs. J. J. Harris, of Timpson, who
has been here several days with her
daughters, Sudie and Feby, has de-
cided to remain for the spring term.
She will be general mother for a group
of Normal girls domiciled at the Ed.
The following schools in Hays coun-
ty have closed for the term:
Hugo—Teacher, Miss Willie Bently,
Midway—(Miss Ellen Jennings Bell,
Hemphill Mexican—Miss Frieda
Hofheinz, San Marcos.
High Prairie Mexican—Miss Mary
Keeling, San Marcos.
Westover Mexican—Miss Annie Hoch
San Marcos. Miss Hoch left imme-
diately for New Mexico to file on her
land but may return in the fall. .
The superintendent reports success-
ful terms for all the above schools.
Hie local Rotarians, at their regu-
lar Wednesday luncheon were enter-
tained by the following Normal stu-
dents with readings; Sophronia Brown,
Carrie Ferguson, Malinda Brown!
Bill Cole, with Mr. Thomas as chap-
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The situation created by the pros-
pective withdrawal by the literary so-
cieties, of the inter-collegiate debaters
brings to the fore again the question
of electing and rewarding these men
who represent the College in forensic
contests with other institutions. This
Same question is being discussed at
other places and seems, from informa-
tion gathered thru the exchange edi-
tor’s department, to be in much the'
same state of confusion, particularly
at Denton Normal.
The Societies here are basing their
action upon what was considered as
lack of interest and support of the de-
baters^ on the part of the faculty and
administration, and the administration
and faculty seem to have held that,
under present methods of election, the
whole responsibility for the success of
the debaters rested upon the societies.
Some method must be adopted, evid-
ently which will safeguard, hereafter,
the interests of all concerned—the in-
stitution, whatever department shall
be designated to supervise the work
of the debaters, and the Literary So-
The situation seems to demand the
exercise of the cooperative spirit and
action all along the line, since the in-.
stitution, several departments, and the !
men’s literary .societies are directly J
concerned. How shall we proceed? !
At S. M. U. the debaters are select- !
ed, six by tryouts in the societies and ■
three from the school at large by the !
faculty, and these nine »compete in a1
final tryout for the Inter-collegiate
team.^ At the University of Texas the
debating teams are handled through
the Department of Pubilc Speaking,
but the men are recommended to train
in the literary societies. At Baylor
University the debaters are selected
from the literary societies in a public
tryout before picked judges, the win-
ners receiving a donated prize of $50.
Just what method is used at Denton
is not clear from articles in the Cam-
pus Chat, but, since the situation there
is much like that here, it may be as-
sumed that our methods are similar.
A solution of the difficulty will, no
doubt, include a measure of control
by the Administration of some De-
partment of the College, participation
by the literary societies in some form,
and substantial or honorary recogni- j
tion of the services rendered by the |
debaters to the institution. From the
viewpoint of a student, the Inter-col-
legiate debates are an indispensable
part of college life, and good reasons
seem few why everybody interested
should not pull together for their per-
petuation and success.
The literary societies have as a main
reason for their existence the training
of public speakers and debaters. Men
cannot be expected to devote time and
energy to preparation for contests
without the promise of reward, either
in college or honorary distniction. The
societies, then, have a double interest
in securing recognition and reward
for debaters. Why cannot debaters
be given credit in either the History
or the English department, whichever
supervises the work, or else be given
a letter, token, or other appropriate
honor? Is it reasonable to expect a
man to neglect his regular work and
dig deep into the mysteries of argu-
ment and rejoinder when he knows his
is a thankless task? On the other
hand, it may be equally difficult for
the Administration or the faculty in
general to reward a man who works
haphazard and for whose scholarship
and fitness for the job they are in no
wise responsible. Perhaps a confer-
ence between members of the literary
societies and college authorities would
result in a plan for future action,
bring order out of chaos, and find a
means of sending Normal’s best
against our rivals for forensic honors.
—E. M. C.
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Sybil (blushingly) “Really, I can’t
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Miss Butler was called to Louisiana
on account of illness in the family of
m. j her relatives. She will return next week.
| In the meantime her work is being
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Lieut, and Mrs. R. B. Kindley of
San Antonio spent Sunday with Mr.
and Mrs. H. C. Storey.
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The Normal Star (San Marcos, Tex.), Vol. 10, No. 24, Ed. 1 Saturday, April 1, 1922, newspaper, April 1, 1922; San Marcos, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth614161/m1/3/: accessed April 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State University.