The Normal Star (San Marcos, Tex.), Vol. 10, No. 11, Ed. 1 Saturday, December 17, 1921 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
SAN MARCOS, TEXAS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1921
HOLIDAY SEASON BRINGS
ANT TUESDAY NITE
Y.W.C.A. to Render Free
Entertainment In Edu-
In reverent celebration and com-
memeration of the greatest event of
all human and devine history, on Tues-
day evening at seven o’clock in the au-
ditorium of the Education Building,
the Normal Y. W. C. A. in five gra-
phic, impressive and impassioned
scenes will unfold to the public that
event that transpired on that won-
derful star-lit night in a manger in
a little town in Palestine nearly two
thousand years ago, the only event in
all history that is of real universal
significance, the birth of Jesus Christ.
These five acts are in the form of a
pageant, and will reveal to the spec-
tators the happenings during those
eventful days from the hour the an-
gels appeared to the shepherds in the
hills to the moment the three wise
men stood in holy awe and adoration
in the presence of the young Christ
Child in the crib.
The first scene is the manger scene
with the crib, Mary and Joseph;
scene two is the Shepherds in the
hills, and the third scene is the ador-
ation of the Shepherds in the presence
of the Christ Child. Mary and Joseph
are seen in this act also. The fourth
scene is the court scene, and shows
the Wise Men before King Herod. The
final scene shows the Wise Men at the
end of their search gathered around the
manger with Mary and Joseph.
In addition to the beautiful cos •
tumes and scenery that is being fur-
nished by the Art and Physics Depart-
ments, the music that will be render-
ed by the Liberty Chorus will con-
tribute a most important and enter-
taining part of the program. During
each scene of the pageant the Liberty
Chorus will sing selections that are
particularly appropriate for the speci-
fic occasion. A scripture reading cov-
ering each scene will be read before
the curtain is. drawn open, and this
with the Christmas songs and the ar-
tistic arrangement on the stage will
all go to make the pageant a most en-
joyable entertainment for all.
The electrical displays that will
constitute a most important item to-
ward the success of the play are be-
ing furnished by the Normal Physics
Department and will be under the
direct supervision of Mr. Vernon, head
of the Department. The Art Depart-
ment, under the supervision of Miss
Johnson, is also playing an important
role by arranging the color scheme
for each scene, and also giving helpful
aid in the make-up and costume for
each participant in the pageant. In
fact, the whole pageant is an expres-
sion of cooperation between Normal
Departments for anything that is
worth while. There is the Physics De-
partment furnishing the electrical dis-
plays, the Liberty Chorus furnishing
the music, the Manual Training De-
partment furnishing the manger, and
Art Department furnishing the color
schemes and the costumes, and the
Public Speaking Department furnish-
ing a reader to read the several scrip-
tures. In addition to this there are
quite a number of Normal students
that are helping put the entertainment
over. But no doubt the Y. W. C. A.
Secretary, Miss Hearne, is the person
directly responsible for it all, and thru
the cooperation of the Y. W. C. A. and
these other Normal Departments the
pageant cannot help but be something
worth anybody’s time.
The cast for the pageant is as fol-
Joseph __________________ Alfred Ivey
Herod _______________Ed Kellina
Shepherds: A. J. Briesemeister, Legare
Atmar, Jim Bledsoe, Ben Baines.
Wise Men; Jack Horton, Elo Stark,
Dan Smith. ' .
Angels: Marie Pausewang, Thelma
Roe, Saphrona Brown.
Attendants to Herod: Buford Hen-
derson, Fanny Woodson.
The pageant will start promptly at
seven o’clock Tuesday evening. There
is no admission charge and everybody
is invited to attend,
Last' week the statement was made
in the Star that Denton, Canyon and
Commerce Normal Colleges were not
members of the T. I. A. A. but had
merely had their application accepted.
We have since learned that each of
these Colleges were admitted as, a full-
fledged member of the Association.
The Fair treats you fair.
Elections For Coveted Of-
ficers In Pedagog Set
For January 13
The Executive Staff of the Peda-
gog met Thursday evening and com-
pleted plays for holding elections for
the following offices: School Beauty,
Most Popular Girl, Cuitest Girl, Most
Handsome Boy, Most Popular Boy and
The Biggest Liar. Due to the grave
importance attached to each of these
offices the Pedagog Staff deemed it
wise to have this announcement made
some time before the balloting starts,
in order that the various candidates
will have ample time to present their
arguments before the voting students.
Candidates for some of the offices per-
haps may seem a little bashful about
forging to the front but their friends
can also take advantage of the time
limit and have their candidate well
before the voters before election day.
Voting begins at noon on Friday,
January 13. 1922. The election for
these offices no doubt, will be' the
strictest election ever held in Normal,
for there will be more requirements
to answer. In the lrst place, all can-
didates must be of at least Freshman
standing, and each must have sub-
scribed for a Pedagog. Perhaps that
leaves out a bunch that have been set-
ting their heart upon being elected to
one of these coveted offices. You see
what you missed now, don’t you? But
still it might not be too late even yet.
Some of you that want to be in the
race might slip around to Editor
Briesemeister when nobody else is
close by and slip him three berries
for your Pedagog subscription^ If he
is in a pleasant frame of mind he
might take your money.
Another important requisite was
made by the Executive Staff regard-
ing the elections after the holidays.
This one tho was with reference to
the voters. It’s a good one too. No one
can vote in said elections unless you,
yourself, have subscribed for a Peda-
ogg. In order to vote in those elec-
tions you will be required to show
your subscription receipts which will
serve the same as a poll-tax receipt,
so don’t lose it.
At the present time - there are ap-
proximately 3S0 Pedagogs subscribed
for. Tuesday in General Assembly
another Pedagog drive was put on
which resumed in some forty odd
subscriptions being turned in.
But back to the elections; the track
is now clear for the grand chase for
every office. Let every ambitious can-
didate begin nailing up his or her pla-
cards so by January 13, we will have
been able to formulate some idea as
to who’s who.
There will be no charge for voting
•this year, and every student that has
subscribed to a Pedagog is entitled to
BOBCATS AND GYPSIES
WIN INITIAL CONTEST
Both Teams Show Class
Last Saturday night the formidable
Staples basket ball teams went down
in inglorious defeat at the hands of
both the Normal Bobcats and Gypsies,
the scores being 46 to 16 in favor of
the Bobcats and 12 to 11 in favor of
the Gypsies, These games proved to
be very interesting, especially the one
played by the girls. The boys game
was so one sided that Coach had a
difficult time in picking the best mat-
erial. Of course these games were
practice games, but we got a pretty
good idea of what our teams can do.
Practically every. one of the players
of both teams'mentioned in last week’s
edition of the Star got to play, and
some of them rung up so many bas-
kets that Coach had to take them out
of the game. We understand that the
Bobcatse will go to San Antonio Wed-
nesday the 21st, to play an all-star Y.
M. C. A. team of San Antonio. We
wish you the best of success, Bobcats!
No trip too short. No trip too long.
VVe go anywhere. Phone 86 for in-
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Mr. Mills in Eng. 116: “The women
were very obedient to their husbands
in this age.”
Walker: “Well, it sure must have
been a long time ago.”
She: “My, its hot; I believe I’ll take
off my coat.” •' j
He: “I’ll follow suit.”
She: “I think your coat will be
Men Societies Create Ex-
ecutive Body to At-
tend to Debates
The Oratorical Association, being
formed by a joint resolution passed in
each of the mens’ societies Wednesday
night, met yesterday morning and
formally organized. A. J. Briesemeis-
ter of the Chautauqua Society .was
elected president of the Association
and Ben Baines of the Hai*is-Blair
Society was elected secretary.
The Oratorical Association is com-
posed of five men from each of the
two mens’ societies. The five Chau-
tauqua representatives are A. J. Brie-
semeister, Alfred J. Ivey, Ben Brite,
C. L. Atmar and Henry Pochman. The
Harris-Blair representatives are Mr.
McMeans, Hoy Chaddick, Carlton Da-
vis, O. C. Stroman and Ben Baines.
The Oratorical Association is a new
thing in Normal, and it was formed
to meet a long-felt need. The purpose
of the Association is to attend to all
matters relating to the annual inter-
Normal debates each year, and also
all other literary events that fall un-
der the auspices of the mens’ literary
WINTER & SPRING
Sixteen Basket Ball and
Fifteen Basebaii Games;
Three Track Meets
The day school will be out for the
holidays, Wednesday, December 21
Coach Strahan will take his basket
ball team over to San Antonio and
play the San Antonio Independents
Wednesday night. The game will be
the second pre-season game, and is
being played in order to get a jump
on the season so that the Cats will
be in fighting trim when they open
the season proper with the Texas
Longhorns in Austin on January 6. The
Independents are the two years cham-
pions of the San Antonio City League,
and in all probability will hold the
honor again this season. The Bobcats
are expecting some stiff opposition
Wednesday night. The Independents
will play the Cats a return game on
Eleven of the sixteen basket ball
games that are scheduled will be T,
I. A. A. games, making the Cats elig-
ible for the T. I. A. A. championship
should they come thru with enough
victories. Eight of these games will
be played on the home court.
It is probable that two games will
be played with the Baptist Academy,
but they will both be played on the
Gym floor in the event they are
The basket ball schedule is as fol-
Dec. 12, San Antonio Independents
at San Antonio.
Jan. 6, Texas Longhorns at Austin.
Jan. 12, San Antonio Independents at
Jan. 16, Southwestern at San Marcos.
Jan. 20, Denton at San Marcos.
Jan. 21, Denton at San Marcos.
Jan. 30, Southwestern at Georgetown.
Feb. 8, Southwestern at Geprgetown.
Feb. 13, Denton at Denton.
Feb. 14, Denton at Denton.
Feb. 15, Commerce at Commerce.
Feb. 16, Commerce at Commerce.
Feb. 22, Howard Payne, here.
Feb. 23, Howard Payne, here.
Feb. 27, Huntsville at San Marcos.
Feb. 28, Huntsville at San Marcos.
The track schedule calls for two
meets and possibly three. The Bob-
cas will participate ill the T; I.- A. A.
meet that will be held on May 5, and
this will be the final meet of the sea-
son. It is to be decided by a T. I. A.
A. committee where this meet is to be
held, of which committee Mr. Birdwell
is a member.
On April 29th, the Cats will be one
participating team ’ of a triangular
meet that is to be held in Georgetown
between Southwestern, Howard Payne
and S. W. T. N. C. The other meet
between the Normal Colleges is still
, (Continued on page Two)
THE S92I BOBCATS
Shands, Capt., Ramsay, Capt.-
Elect, Horton, Lowman, Rich-
ards, Hildreth, Kaderli, Kal-
lena, Summers, Storey,
Brown, Wier and
The Fall term, or Football term,
whichever -you choose to call it, is
over now and the Bobcats’ untarnished
grid record that was made during this
term has become history. We think it
altogether fitting that this space in
the last issue of The Star be devoted
to an account of the triumphs of Nor-
mal’s greatest football team.
Usually, in articles of this kind
about half of the space is taken up
with alibis telling why the team did
not win all of its games. But none of
that will be used in this to take up
the readers time. And for a very good
reason too : we have no alibis to make.
There is not even a place for one. The
story of the Bobcats’ 1921 season is
a story of an unbroken string of vic-
tories. From October 8 to Thanks-
giving, or better in Bobcat vernacular,
from Southwestern to Denton, the Bob-
cats went thru the season marking up
another victory every time they went
bn the field.
Not only did the Bobcats win seven
straight games, but they won them
both at home and abroad, and with
the exception of the Huntsville game,
every fray was won by a substantial
margin. But that does not imply that
the Cats had “set-ups” all the way
thru. It was anything but that. The
Academy game was the only “set-up”
of the season, and the Cats surely
took advantage of that. They took it
to the size of. 62 to 3.
Neither the Cats or their opponents
can attribute luck as a counter in
their victories. The Cats “went over
the road” this season That is, they
took as hard trips as a football team
is often called upon to take, and yet
they came out of all of them with
their heads up. Injuries also took its
toll from the squad. Birdwell, Kellam
and Weir, three stars that can keep
company with ally team, were each kept
out of some of the games because of
injuries. Seth Birdwell was lost to
the team in the very first game of the
season, and was not able to report to
practice again'. Claude Kellam struck
a streak of hard luck (and so did the
Bobcats), when one evening in prac-
tice he sustained a wrenched knee
which kept him out of the game for
the remainder of the season. Claude
missed the Commerce, Academy and
Denton games. In the Commerce game
Alfred Weir was injured to the ex-
tent that he was lost to the team for
the remainder of the season, missing
the Academy and Denton games.
But thru it all they came out with a
perfect record, adding to their glory.
Coach Strahan had men to plug the
holes, and they plugged them like
(Continued on page Three)
MISS FOLEY RESIGNS
Popular Librarian to Leave. Normal
Miss Foley who for the past year
and a half has been the Normal Li-
brarian will leave San Marcos after
the holidays, it was learned this week.
Miss Foley goes to St. Petersburg,
Fla. to visit her parents, and then to
Chicago, 111. She will remain at her
post in the Library, however, thru
the first day of the Winter term and
help us get started off right in the
During the eighteen months in which
Miss Foley served as Normal librar-
ian she added approximately 3,000 vol-
umes to the Library.
Everyone that has entered the Li-
brary during Miss Foley’s stay here
knows that she at all times has been
a friend to the working student. To
say that she will be missed and that
we regret her going is putting it en-
tirely too mildly. Her work in the
Library has . brought her in contact
wi.th more, students than any faculty
member, and her going will be re-
When We Come Back-
Are We Coming Alone?
What are you going to do Christ-
mas ? Probably that is the question
that is uppermost in the mind of each
of us, now that the holidays are so
near at hand. And we have to admit
that it is something to think about.
All the good times we are planning
to have, what^we are going to do, and
where we are going to be, are things
that will occupy our minds fully until
that dream is realized.
Some of us will stay here, some will
go to our homes, still others plan tov
take trips to visit friends or relatives.
And wherever we go and whatever we
are doing, we should bear in mind the
fact that we haven’t had such a dull
old time of it here on the Hill for
the past three months. It doesn’t be-
hoove anyone to speak ill of his
school. And in the case of S. W. T.
N. C., it would be sadly inappropriate
Let’s see if we can’t do or say some-
thing that will be fore the good of the
school, while we* are enjoying our va-
cation. We may be the means of
bringing some good football or base-
ball player to the arms of Mother
Dear, by just a few words spoken in
praise of the way in which things are
done here in Normal. Say! Wouldn’t
it be a feather in one’s cap to be able
to claim the honor of planting the
seed that brought us another Weir, or
another Ramsay, or another Shands, or
a Big Kallenia? We would have
something to brag about for the rest
of our hatural life if we could say, “I
caused that man to come to Normal.
Just look at him go!” And better than,
that, such a thing would go a long
way toward building up the real old
fire that should be in the make-up of
every College Student.
Lets think these things over, and
while we are away, enjoying our
Chistmas vacation, see if we can’t
think out some plan that will be for
the best interests of the best Normal
College in the best State in the Union.
Are you planning to come back to
S. W. T. N. C., after the holidays?
Or are you going to teach? Of course,
all of us would like to come back
here, but, even if one is teaching, one
would have plenty of chances to send
someone here next year who would be
a credit to any school or college.
Those High School graduates are go-
ing to go somewhere, and if we can
use our influence to bring them here,
so much the better.
But for those who are coming back,
there is a full program of fun in the
first degree. Now that we are in the
T. I. A. A., we are going to have the
very best sort of schedule, both in
zasket ball and in baseball this Spring,
Coach Strahan is highly elated over
the promising outlook in the basket
ball field this term, and no doubt, the
Gypsies and the Bobcats will do won-
ders toward maintaining our standard
in athletics. We have been fortunate
in gaining membership in the T. I. A.
A., and we are looking forward to a
schedule that will be as exciting as
that of any suhool in the state. In
this Association we are to play such
teams as Denton, Southwestern, How-
ard Payne, and other strong teams.
The basket ball schedule, appearing
elsewhere in this issue, shows that we
are to play Denton on the twentieth
and twenty-first of January. Say, fel-
lows, can you miss those games ?
So you see, there are really lots of
things that make us want to come back
after Christmas. Not only the basket
ball games, but the outlook for a
baseball team is better this season
than it has been for several years. Be-
sides having lots of old letter men
back, there is a horde of new mater-
ial, out of which Coach Strahan ex-
pects to mould a team that will step
right along with the best, of them.
Think it over, folks, and see if you
don’t know of someone you can bring
over to share things with you after we
get things going good in the new re-
gime of the T. I. A. A. You will be
benefited by it, and so will the new
student you bring with you.
A merry Christmas, and a happy
He (tenderly): “Darling, I know I
am not good enough for you.”
She (consoling): “I know dear, but
you’re the best I could get.”—Ex.
He*. “I saw you get on the street
car the other day.”
She: “Oh! you mean thing.”
“Mary are you going to wear an
evening gown to the Prom?”
“Not so’s you can notice it.”—Ex.
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