The Normal Star (San Marcos, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 39, Ed. 1 Saturday, July 28, 1923 Page: 4 of 4
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THE NORMAL STAR
“Yist’day,” says Uncle Zeke, “ah
drapped foah cents on the floah, an'
dey make a big racket. Ef dey’ had
er bin foah dollar iblls nobody Would
have heard ’em drap. People is jest
like money, dem dat makes de most
noise ain’t alius of de mos’ account.”—
Hi: “Gee, girlie, but she’s a beaut!”
enthusiastically pointing to his new
7-Passenger service car
Special rates on round
DUKE & AYERS
5 TO 50c STORE
Keeps all the little things the
P* O. Cafe
Plans for a new Science building on
the campus of the University will ac-
comodate 3,000 students.
E. T. T. C.
President Binnon left for Canyon
Tuesday where he will inspect the new
Educational building there.
Several firemen were burned in the
fire last Thursday near the East Texas
Teachers College campus.
The inter-county athletics are pro-
gressing nicely at the E.T.T.C.
Nebraska State eachers College
Big Alumni-Faculty picnic was held
last Saturday. Participants have much
fun on outing.
The summer commencement address
will be delivered by Dr. John Adams
of the University of London, Aug. 31.
According to Dean T. U. Taylor,
there are about two hundred and fifty
applicants for various degrees at the
end of this summer term. The num-
ber of applicants is continually in-
creasing and from the present outlook,
the number will be a large increase
over former years.
Col. Prater, Business Manager of the
University, dropped dead in his office
in the main building at 8:30 Monday-
July 23. The cause was heart disease.
PHYSIOLOGY CLASS PER-
FORM OPERATION ON DOG
Parathyroid and Thyroid Glands In
Which They Are Embedded
Saturday, July 28, 1923
Girl: “Why do you allude to the car
as a she’, Hi?”
Hi: “Because it has beautiful curves,
not altogether trustworthy and keeps
> owner broke.”'!—Green Gander.
“Isn’t that your room mate over
there kidding that colored dame?”
‘Oh, migosh. I just knew he’d make
fool outa himself if he ever went
out alone. He’s colorblind, ya know.”
The advanced Physiology class and
experienced hand Mr. W. Kennith
Cuyler last Tuesday rejoiced in the
wonderous success which was exper-
ienced in an operation to the effect of
the complete extripation of both the
thyroid and parathyroid glands from
Mr. Cuyler, the Chief Surgeon of
the Clinic, who is this summer substi-
tuting for Mr. Spurgeon Smith in Bio-
logy classes^ during his vacation from
this institution, and who is connected
with the University of Texas as a
Graduate student in Science, expresses
his opinion that the complete motive
for the surgical intrusion will prove
The success of this major operation
is a credit to the professor, class and
College alike, and it marks one more
step in the advancement of this De-
partment. The purpose was purely for
study in observation. Should the ani-
mal be unattended further than the
necessary requirements of life, death
would result in one or more ’ weeks.
However, symptoms ordinarily become
obvious within three days.
carrying blood to the thyroid and para-
thyroid glands and one artery tied up,
these glands removed, every layer of
tissue sewed up, all being done with
anticeptical cleanliness and demonstra-
tion, and the animal resusitate.
The dog was on her feet within an
hour after the operation. The next
morning she was up bright and early
in search of bones to gnaw. She ate
heartily and was chasing cats off the
premises before dusk that evening.
So it is evident that the recovery I
from the operation was at an early
OFFICIAL DROPS DEAD
Albert Mark Prater, assistant busi-
ness manager of the University of
Texas, dropped dead in his office in
the main building this Monday morn-
ing, at 8:20 o’clock.
He left his home seemingly in the
best of health but after walking to the
office, he remarked of his tired condi-
tion. Lester Setegast helped him from
the elevator to his office and the “Col.’
thanked him for his kindness and as-
sured him that he would soon be al-
. P. Lockridge, business manager, no-
ticed the Col. fall back in his chair at
8:20 and a few minutes later he was
dead. Physicians pronounced his death
due to heart disease, and stated that
- --------he had suffered from that ailment for
Should the animal, however, be sup- the past two years,
plied with any soluble calcium salt to Dearly Beloved by Students,
replace the absence of the parathyroid ^
Swift: “Be gpardon, but what is
you have written on my theme?”
Mr. Harrison: “I told you to write
ore legible.” --
1st Stude: “Helen told me she was
scared silly last night.”
2nd Ditto: “Don’t let her kid you.
She’s been that way all her life.”
“I hear you went on a wild goose
chase last night.”
“Naw, she wasn’t wild.”
secretion before the close of this per-
iod it would live a natural life, yet
with the told effect of the absence of
the thyroid glands in which the para-
thyroids are embedded.
The absence of this latter can be
Probably none of the officials of the
University were in closer touch with
intimate affairs of the students than
Mr. Prater. He had an unusual abil-
ity to become acquainted with people,
and especially cultivated younger peo-
ple. His great popularity among the
Melinda Brown was a guest of Miss
Doris Kellam last week-end.
Miss Carver spent last week end in
Miss Victoria Hodges spent last week
end with her homefolks in Gonzales.
Miss Minnie Kelly js visiting her
I home folks in San Antonio this week.
Miss Clara Hamblen was in Taylor
, last week-end visiting home folk.
. 'Miss Mary Lackey is visiting friends
in Prairie Lea.
Miss Nora Barrington has gone to
Weir to visit home folks this week-end.
Miss Jessie Scott spent last week-
end in San Antonio.
Miss Marie Mobley will visit home
folks in Marble Falls this week-end.
Dora Lunsford went to Austin last
week-end to visit.
Miss Vera Akers is in Austin this
Mr. Alfred Ivey is back on the hill
only for a visit. He has attended Uni-
versity of Texas the first term this
Miss Mabel Frisk is at home in
Round Rock this week-end.
Miss Marguerite Boyce is spending
the week-end in San Antonio.
Miss Emmy Lou Pier is in Austin for
Misses Constance Smith and Thel-
ma Edmunston will spend the week-
end with Miss Smith’s grandmother
Miss Bertha Blevins is at home in
Round Rock this week-end.
Miss Blanche Reviere is spending
Sunday in Austin.
heart has been stilled; the Great Um-
pire has called him out; his memory
will ever be cherished by a host of
loyal and sincere friends.”
Dr. S. D. McGaughy
Over Williams Drug Store
owouilc gi mis latier can be | & tuuuug me
fairly well supplied by an injection of I stU(^ents was attributed to the fact
a wealr snlntfrm that he disnlaved surti a o-rpoi
“Hello, old timer—fishing?”
“No, you half-wit, I’m drowning
You Can Save
lots of money by
trading at our
store. Prices re-
duced on every-
Talbot & Son
Today’s troubles are tomorrow’s
jokes, so let’% laugh now.
“All you men get ready for the mile
relay”,, said the foreman to the rail-
road track repairing crew.
Quarterback (calling signals) ; “E4627
College Librarian (absently) ; “Some-
body has that out. Will this do just
“Here’s something queer”, said the
dentist. “You say this tooth has never
been worked on before, but I find small
flakes of gold on my instrument.”
“I think you have struck my back
colar button”, moaned the victim.—Ex.
Fond Wife; “Well, do you know you
haven’t kissed me in ten days?”
Absent-minded Prof: “No? Dear
me, how annoying! Whom have I
The College will make a reputation
for some students, others will make a
reputation for the College.
a weak solution of iodine, the princi
pal constituents of the gland. The
iodine may also be supplied through an
excessive use of iodine containing foods.
Another source of iodine, with the
other chemical properties of hylogen,
fluorine, bromine, calcium, nitrogen,
potassium, magnessium, hydrogen, sul-
fur, and slight traces of phosporous
and arsenic, is from dry thyroid tis-
sue or extracts from this tissue ob
tained from other animals, p^acipally
that of sheep.
The function of the thyroid, as is
the purpose of the experiment to show,
is to control the metabolism in the
body. The gland extracts iodine from
the blood and acts as a store house
for this and closely related compounds
of iodine, which stimulate the tissues
of the body to burn more or less food
as the case may be. The parathyroids
are concerned in some special way with
the calcium metabolism in the body, in
the maintenance of the acid-base equil-
ibrium of the body, and tends to take
on the funtcion of the thyroids in their
It is through this means, relatory to
the higher mammals, that the function
of all internal organs of secretion are
determined in mankind. This means
also permits the student of the Phy-
siology of internal secretion to gain
first-hand knowledge of these organs.
The' dog was put on the operating
table at 11:00 a. m., and before the
noon hour, the layers of skin, fat, and
muscle tissues were laid open, the veins
that he displayed such a great inter-
est in their affairs. He was a premier
baseball fan, and attended every Var-
Cactus Dedicated to Him
To Colonel Prater, whose constant
interest in Varsity’s success on the
athletic field and an inspiration to
both athlete and fan, the athletic sec-
tion of the 1921 Cactus was dedicated.
He was a loyal supporter of the team
through both defeat and victory and
was an example to every student of
the true Texas spirit. His desire for
For all picnic and sight-seeing par-
ties, let a normal student who knows
all the interesting places near San
Marcos, New Braunfels, San Antonio,
and Austin, furnish the conveyance
with a twelve-passenger Dodge bus.
Phone 524X or see C. A. COWAN.
on the side of Normal Hill
A. M. Gomez
HANDY SHOE SHOP
Shoes fixed while you
wait. All kinds of shoe
NEXT TO ROGERS
success of the team on the athletic
field was exceeded only by his devo-
tion to the fine Texas sportsmanship.
Disch Pays a Tribute.
W. J. Disch, coach of baseball, and
a warm friend of the Colonel says, “The
students have lost a loyal and sincere
friend. The athletic teams, especially
baseball, will remember him as their
greatest rooter whose heart and soul
was with them, win or loose. His
Be misguided by our ad-
vertising. Come and
see our work.
BOGGUS SHOE SHOP
Phone 133. 2 S. Fire Sta.
I BUICK SERV
[ PHONE 86
f Anywhere anytime. Baggage transferred. Special
rates on trips to San Antonio, Austin, etc.
JOHN H. DOBBINS, Prop.
. 9 MiMf ****•#-♦#.»
‘Rastus, were you raised in the
“Yes’m, but the rope broke.”
Parlor Barber Shop
Post Office Block
I’ll never speak to you again.
I had my theme but lost it.
I’m so ignorant, it’s pitiful.
You brute, I hate you.
I’ve just washed my hair, and I can’t
do anything with it.
I’m a woman hater; I’ll never go
IF YOU DON’T KNOW
Hair Bobbing to Please
North Side Square.
Doctor: “Have you taken every pre-
caution to prevent spread of contagion
in the family?”
Rastus: “Absolutely doctah, we’ve
eben bought a sanitary cup an’ we all
drink from it!”—Pelican.
E. C. HORTON’S
MODERN ELECTRIC SHOE SHOP
Personal Service and Guaranteed Workmanship
FOR QUALITY AND SERVICE
North Side Square Next to Brevard’s
“A Better Store For Men”
CLEANING AND PRESSING CALLED FOR AND
Telephone Number 42
He: “How long have you been
She: “This time or all together?”
“I think I’ll drop in on the boys”,
said the miner as he fell down the shaft.
“The next student that makes any
unnecessary noise will be dismissed
from the dean’s office,” said the irate
“Hurray”, yelled the suspicioned
Jack: “Well, I must be off.”
She: “So I thought the first time
I met you.”
He: “I love you.”
She: “But I haven’t a cent in this
He: “Pardon me. You didnt allow
me to finish, I love you not—
She: “So. I only wanted to try your
love. I have a fortune of $50,000,000.”
He; “Yes, but you interrupted me
again. I love you not for your mon-
She; “Well, I’m so glad, for that
was only a joke about the $50,000,000.”
He; “Yes, and I was only joking
about loving you.”
DRINK AT JENNINGS''
Specials for this Week
Apricot Ice, Banana Nut Cream, Date Nut Cream,
Melons on Ice.
We Deliver - . . p/MWe 32
A. 6. Rogers Furniture Co.
touch with the latest
Victor releases by visit-
ing our perfect present-
ation booth. We cater
to students’ wants in*
furniture, rugs, picture
framing and novelties.
NORTH SIDE CORNER OF TIE SQUARE
Buy a Remington portable typewriter.
Only portable built with STANDARD
keyboard. Second-hand large machines
for sale. See Henry Pochman in the
Star Office in Main building.
Buy Your Bathing Suits From
!. H. Harrison
The One Price Store
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