The Normal Star (San Marcos, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 2, Ed. 1 Saturday, October 14, 1922 Page: 1 of 4
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The Normal Star
Published Weekly During the School Year by the Students of the Southwest Texas State Normal College
VOLUME XI. SAN MARCOS, TEXAS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1922~~ NUMBER 2
BOBCATS LOSE TO THE
FIRST GAME ENDS IN DE-
FEAT FOR S. W. T. N.; NOR-
MAL TWICE WITHIN PIR-
ATE’S 10-YARD LINE; FAIL
TO CARRY BALL ACROSS
Jack Horton Proved Himself to
Be Good Sportsman.
Touchdowns: Normal 0, Southwest-
Goals after touchown: Normal o,
First downs: Normal 10, Southwest-
Yards gained in scrimmage: Normal
80, Southwestern 67.
Passes attempted: Normal 7, South-
Passes successful: Normal 3, South-
Pases incomplete: Normal 3, South-
Passes intercepted: Normal o, South-
western 1 of Normal’s.
Yards gained on passes: Normal 44,
Punts: Normal 11, Southwestern 10.
Number of yards on punts; Normal
297, Southwestern 321.
Average yards on punts: Normal 27,
Yards on punts returned: Normal
15, Southwestern 120.
Average distance punts returned:
Normal 3, Southwestern 11.
Punts recovered: Normal 2 for 42
yards; Southwestern o.
Fumbles: Normal 13, Southwestern 4.
Fumbles recovered: Normal 3, South-
Penalties: Normal 12 for 65 yards;
Southwestern 7 for 84 yards.
Substitutions: Normal 3, Southwest-
In a game featured by many pen-
alties, much punting and passing, the
Normal Bobcats, in a weakened con-
dition, fought grimly and desperately,
but lost to the Southwestern Pirates
PEP SEASON WAS r
OPENED ON THE HILL
Franklin Herndon and Frank
Duke Hightower Are Chosen
By Student Body At Large
to Lead Yells; Spirit Is Fine.
Y. N. C. A. OMANI-
The Association Promises To Be Live
Wire This Year; Fostered By Such
Men as Dean Woodson and Mr. Tan-
ner; Etnhusiasm Runs High at Meet.
Last Thursday at the regular as-
sembly period the students were seen
piling up into the auditorium. Many
a new one asked what all the commo-
tion was about and was told that one
of the greatest things of the year was
coming off—the election of yell leaders.
Mr. Woodson, in a few peppy words,
that caused^ an outburst of applause
and cheering, stated the purpose of the
meeting, whereupon Alfred Ivey took
charge of the meeting. He lead a few
yells, all of which went to show that
the students present had an abundant
supply of pep. He then called upon
those of the candidates that were pre-
sent to lead a few peppy yells. They
quickly responded, and yell—we did.
You could have noticed on the faces
of the Bobcats that were present that
they plainly LIKED IT.
The assemblage then quietly settled
down to the business of electing from
the list of six students who had been
nominated by the committee, appointed
for that purpose. The choice fell upon
Franklin Herndon and Frank Duke
Hightower. The election over, there^
were more yells and snappy talks by
We want to say that we have two
leaders that are well qualified to lead
any good bunch of rooters. They have
the pep, the spirit, and the get-up. They
need not prove it to us. We know it.
They have shown us on other occa-
sions. All they need is a student body
that wil_l sing, and yell, and howl as
last Saturday by a score of 20 to 0. j they lead. We can have a wonderful
The result of this game came as a sad I display of pep down on old Evans field
disappointment to the Normal students this year, if we will only put every-
and to the football followers in this j thing we have into it. Why shouldn’t
part of the state because every one we have the peppiest year that we
wanted to see the Bobcats back up
their last year’s victory over the Pir-
ates, and every one was almost sure of
the Bobcats repeating the performance
this year. But you can’t always dope
out a game on paper. Notwithstand-
ing the fact that the Bobcats played
on the Pirate’s end of the field and
kept it in danger over half the game,
some-how-’er-nuther they just simply
■\ couldn’t get-a-goin’ until the latter
part of the argument.
The Pirates played a passing and
punting game almost from start to fin-
ish, sandwitching in, from time to
time with an occasional line buck or an
end run. They failed to gain much
through the Normal line, making only
two first downs by actual scrimmage
through the Bobcat line, while the Bob-
cats made five through the Pirate line.
Due to a high wind that was sweep-
ing the field, the punts were somewhat
short, Allenson, punting for Normal,
being unable to get more than an av-
erage of about twenty-five yards, while
Aiken, for the Pirates, got an average
of thirty-five yards. On one occasion
while Aiken was punting with the wind,
he registered a sixty yard punt which
rolled some twenty yards, all of whlth
was very detrimental to the Bobcats.
In the first quarter the game was
played in Normal’s territory, yet South-
western was unable to score, while the
second quarter, the game was played
in Southwestern’s territory, but she
scored a touchdown by means of com-
pleting ' a twenty-yard pass, and a
fluke play which netted them twenty
yards, Crump carrying the ball across
for a touchdown. It was right after
their first touchdown that Jack scooped
up the ball and carried*it from their
41-yard line, across their goal line,
but was called back, because of the
referee’s whistle, which he admitted as
having blown too soon. Score 7-0.
Again in the third quarter the game
was played entirely on Southwestern’s
territory with the exception of one
play which gave them a touchdown.
Normal punted on her thirty-two yard
line, which punt was caught by South-
western and run back thirty-eight yards
for a touchdown. Goal was kicked.
In the fourth quarter the game was
have ever had. We have more stu-
dents, more and better everything. Our
first opportunity will come this after-
noon on Evans field when the Bobcats
play our Kittens in a regular game.
We know there won’t be the feeling
that there is in an inter-collegiate
game, but there is a chance to whip
our throats and our voices into first
class condition for the next big game
to come—Huntsville on October 21st.
Be there this afternoon.
He: “I was scared silly last summer.”
She: “Oh, I thought it might be
played equally on both ends of the
field. The Pirates managed to score
a touchdown in the middle of the quar-
ter, but not without putting up a good
scrap. They advanced the ball to Nor-
mal’s three-yard line, and on account
of four penalties which Normal drew
for off-side, the ball was pushed up
within a few inches of the Bobcat’s
goal. Finally, with eight trials, four
regular downs and four firsts, on ac-
count of Normal’s penalties, the Pir-
ates were able to buck across for a
tally of six. They failed to kick goal.
In the fourth quarter the Bobcats
were at themselves, and did some spec-
tacular scratching, for by three forward
passes the Bqbcats advanced the ball
forty-five yards, and by a series of
plunges which netted them some ten or
twelve yards, they were able to reach
the Pirates’ fifteen yard line when the
last whistle blew.
For those who were unable to at-
tend* the game, it is their good fortune
to see the game play by play as it was
_ played in Georgetown last Saturday,
for there is a graph of .the game posted
on the bulletin board that shows every
play, every punt, every pass, and ev-
The most sportsman-like thing that
occured throughout the entire game
was the way in which Horton upheld
the standards of clean football, when
he took a dirty lick on his face from
one of Southwestern’s men. Knowing
what a powerful and he-man Jack is,
(Continued on page Four)
An enthusiastic group met in the Y.
M. C. A. room during assembly hour
Wednesday morning to organize the
Men’s Association for the year. The
following officers were elected: S. A.
Koonce, president; Robert Reed, vice-
president; H. E. Raison, secretary; and
Henry Pochman, treasurer. All neces-
sary committee-men will be appointed
before the next meeting. All corners
of the campus and all forms of student
activities were capably represented at
this meeting, as was the faculty. Those
present expressed a spirit of sincere
service and unerring loyalty in all
phases of the college life. The meet-
ing was adjourned to meet next Wed-
nesday at Assembly hour.
The Young Men’s Christian Associa-
tion is established for the purpose of
encouraging Christian living and pro-
moting Christian service on the part
of the student body. It seeks to en-
list all Christian students in service
which will add greater reality to their
religious experience, and it strives to
lead non-Christian students to the ac-
ceptance of Christ as the Savior. Any
yoi^ng man student, who endorses the
platform and purpose of the organi-
zation may become a member of the
Y. M. C. A.
The work of the association js car-
ried on through the help of the mem-
bership, of course, and only through
the hearty cooperation of every stu-
dent who endorses it’s principles and
purposes can the association achieve
the full measure of its usefulness in
The cabinets and members of com-
mittees are merely the leaders of the
work. They need and earnestly desire
the active help of every membr. Come
to the meetings, and takb an intelligent
interest in every enterprise fostered by
Every Wednesday morning from 10
to 10:30 has been set aside for the
meetings of the Y. M. and Y. W. C. A.
The half-hour will be profitably spent
in an enjoyable and serviceable pro-
gram. Everyone is cordially invited
to attend and to take an active part
in the year’s programs. The “Y” room
is located in the Northeast corner on
the first floor of the Library Building.
This room is being completely equipped
by the college for the purpose of sup-
plying a home for the association,
where an office will direct the work
ofc the organization, and also supply
a rest-room for the men students, visit-
ing parents, and friends.
The “Y” Associations have their
place in every college. This is why the
faculty is so intensely interested in
making the organization a big success.
The students can help materially in
making these organizations meet the
needs of our college; other student bod-
ies have done so. This year we are
going to make the Men’s Association
a credit to the institution.
The program for next Wednesday
will center around the installation ser-
vice for the newly elected officers. Mr.
Evans will be the principle speaker;
so we will be assured of a good
PALACE OPENS UN-
DER NEW MANAGEMENT
DeMille’s “Saturday Night” To
Be Shown Tonight; Hund-
dreds of Beautiful Gowns
Displayed in Play.
The Palace Theatre, now under a
new management, announces Cecil B
DeMflle’s “Saturday Night”, a- Para-
mount picture for tonight. It is re-
puted to have all the crash and tingle
of the vividest melodrama, all the
poignant ^eart thug of life’s supreme
adventure of love, all the gorgeous
color that flows through every picture
made by Cecil B. DeMille. For here
is a story as novel as next year’s style
salon, yet throbbing with age-old,
(Continued on page Four)
OLD WATER WELL FLOWS
OIL IN CENTER OF CITY
COACH SHANDS’ TEAM
DEFEATS LULING AND
TIE ACADEMY SCRUBS
Training School Team Shows
Real Football In Two Games
Played; Coach Shands To Be
Complimented on Its Success.
Have you ever seen such a fighting
bunch of youngsters as that Sub-college
has? They drew many a comment from
spectators and followers of football
last Wednesday when they defeated
the Luling High School football team
at a tune of 117 |p 0. Again Friday
afternoon they showed that they were
a real football team when they played
the Academy scrubs. They just could-
n’t be scored on it seems, even though
the Academy sent five first team men
into the game. Those young fellows
defended their goal so well that no
Cub ever came near it and it was to
be noticed' also that they played about
three-fourths of the game behind the
Cub’s 30-yard line.
The game Wednesday afternoon
against Luling was a run-away. The
Luling eleven were outweighed and
sadly outplayed. In the first few min-
utes of play Red Crouch carried the
ball across the goal line for a touch-
down. The same quarter saw the Nor-
malites cross Luling’s goal line three
more times, Ward Gary, Red Crouch
and Ted Brown, respectively, carrying
the ball. The thrill of this first quar-
ter was a right end run by Gary, net-
ting 49 yards. Score 27-0.
The second quarter resulted in four
touchdowns and a safety, the ball be-
ing carried across the line by Crouch,
Gary, Kallina, and Kornegay for dis-
tances of two, one, seventy five and
twenty six yards respectively. Kal-
lina’s run back with the ball from the
kick-off for a distance of 75 yards,
was as pretty a run as has been seen
on Evans field for quite a time. Score
The third quarter saw the Sub-Col-
lege score four more touchdowns, first
by a forward pass to Irvin Doyle, sec-
ond an intercepted pass by Bill Hen-
derson, a run for 32 yards; third, Gary
by a forward pass, and fourth, by Gary
with a right end run. Score 82-0.
In the fourth quarter the Luling
team began their forward pass attack
which did not net them any material
gains, however. The quarter resulted
in five more touchdowns and a safety,
made as follows: first, forward pass
and run; second, short pass to Korne-
gay and run of 22 yards; third, for-
ward pass and run for 37 yards by
Gary; fourth, left end run for 15 yards
bj Crouch; and fifth, a left end run by
Gary for 59 yards. Score 117-0.
The work of the Normalites was
good indeed and most of the praise for
the team goes to Coach Shands. He is
making a record for himself, it seems.
The encounter with the Cubs Thurs-
day was a far more balanced affair.
The Baptist boys outweighed the Nor-
mal boys several pounds to the man
and knew their stuff pretty well, too.
Coach Reid never turns out a bunch
of numb-skulls on the grid. Coach
Shand’s club, however, played a more
consistent game and kept their oppon-
ents on the defense for the greater
part of the battle. Four times they
succeeded in carrying the pig-skin in-
to the Academy 20-yard zone but each
time were unable to force it over the
line. The Academy line defense was
a little too strong for them, although
jepeated first downs were gained* thru
the line. The passing was excelent,
the Sub-Colleeg boys completing three
out of six attempts. In punting the
Academy didn’t have a look-in until in
the latter part of the game when Allen,
a first string man, was sent in. Then
the exchange was about even. It is
hard to pick stars from a team which
plays with such mechanical skill and
unison, but we felt it our duty to men-
tion Gary and Kallina as showing ex-
ceptional ability. All the way around
the Normal club displayed as much
skill as any team that has played in
San Marcos this season—they were
good and consistent at everything and
fought to the last second. Coach
Shands is to be congratulated on hav-
ing one of the best high school teams
CAPACITY OF WELL IS ES-
TIMATED AT FIVE BAR-
RELS A DAY; SITUATED
COURT HOUSE SQUARE.
ONLY TWO BLOCKS FROM
Tests Made Prove the Oil to Be
Yery Good Stuff.
San Marcos has had several spells
of excitement over possible oil wells;
The last came this summer when oil
was reported at Luling, but this time
it seems the little city has real cause
to be excited over a real well. This
fact is proven by the oil itself which
is baled out of an old water well on
the property of D. B. Compton, which
is located at the corner of Union and
East Hopkins streets, just two blocks
east of the court house square.
Years ago Mr. Compton dug a water
well on his old homestead, and since
that time the old well has been produc-
ing clear, cool water from a depth of
abdut twenty five feet. But about five
weeks ago Mr. Compton noticed that
there was a thick scum of oil on top of
the buckqt when water was drawn from
the faithful old well. His only thought
wa^ that some oil had been spilled into
the well accidentally, and he was very
much disturbed that the well had been
Last Sunday he determined to clean
out the well to see if he could not get
rid of the oil. Imagine his surprise
when he saw oil coming into the well
from two crevices in the rock, and in
s>uch quantities that it soon coated the
surface of the water. He immediately
began bailing out the well and poured
the water containing the oil into a tub.
He drained off the water and found
that he had pure oil. In this manner
he proceeded until the day was ovEr
at which time he had a nice quantity of
oil. He has kept up this process and
has found that the oil continues to
come in increased quantities, until at
this time he estimates that he is get-
ting about one gallon of oil to every
five gallons of water. Tuesday, in about
■ six hours, he obtained more than a
barrel of oil, and estimated that the
well was good for five barrels a day.
Oil men and business men who have
examined the oil agree that it is of
very fine quality, and it has been re-
ported that a gravity test has been
made of the oil, which, has been found
to be .93 specific gravity. This is an
unusually high grade of oil, better by
several points than the best grade of
Oklahoma crude. It showed a very
high percent of kerosene.
The finding of the oil is so unex-
pected that it has put many people to
work trying to solve the puzzle as to
where the oil comes from. So far no
solution has been reached other than
that it comes from the natural source.
Mr. Compton does not seem to be in
the least excited over the discovery of
the well, and says that the public may
theorize as much as they please, but
he is very content to draw the real oil
from the well which has a value of
$40 to $50 a day for him.
In thinking of the mystery of the well
it may be remembered that a great oil
field was discovered in this same way*
in Arkansas several years ago, as.
also were fields found, in California and
Del Rio, Texas.
So far as is known, no promoters
have yet made any deal with Mr.
“You know last year the doctor told
me that if I didn’t stop smoking I’d
“Why didnt’ you stop?”—Ex.
A suspicious character was halted
by a cop.
“Whadye got in that suit case ?”
“Sugar for my coffee.”
“Whatye got in your handbag?”
“Sugar for my tea.”
“Well, Fresh, here’s a couple of
lumps for your cocaa”, said the cop, ac-
ting on the words.—Ex.
that has ever stepped out on the grid
in San Marcos, and we look forward
very optimistically for their success
the remainder of the season.
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