The Normal Star (San Marcos, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 4, Ed. 1 Saturday, October 28, 1922 Page: 2 of 4
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THE NORMAL STAR
Fall Term 1922
Athletic Editor---------Alfred J. Ivey
WRITERS AND REPORTERS
Mary Haile Austin, Leland Hauk,
Franklin Herndon, Mrs. R. C. Harri-
son, Marie Lusk, J. B. McBride, Mabel
Morris, Thomas Newton, H. E. Rai-
son, Lynda Remy, Emmet Shelton, H.
C. Simon, Fannie Woodson.
Business Mgr. ----------Alfred Weir
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FRESHMEN PICNIC IS
S. Wi T. N. vs. S.W.T.N.C.
A few years ago when the Demo-
crats met ip San Francisco to nomin-
ate a candidate for the Presidency of
the United States it had at its head
the greatest statesman and diplomat
that America has known since the time
of Lincoln. He had kept this great
nation out of war as long as possible,
but had at the right moment, entered
and put across the greatest war pro-
gram in history. He stood as a leader
of nations at Versailles. He was the
only Democratic president since Cleve-
land. The party had no man who could
measure up to him, and yet, he was
not even considered. Why ? Because
Washington had set an example when
he refused the Presidency the third
time he was nominated .... and that
precedent will rule the actions of this
nation for all time. Why? Tradi-
To prove to you that tradition is
powerful even when it stands alone, I’ll
cite a case of pure tradition.
In Westminister Abbey in London
there stands an old, old chair which
is carved from top to bottom with visi-
tor’s initials. These initials are all
very old for no one has been allowed
to even touch it for many years. Un-
der this chair is a stone, very large
and clumsy. It is known as the Stone
of Scone, and is supposed to be the _
same stone upon which Joseph’s head j Because even a Freshman can keep
rested on the night of his wonderful quiet when turned loose on a picnic
on the field for the glory of his Alma
Mater. After two hundred pound of
man has ruin into one at ten flat speed
and one slowly arises with ones head
about cracked, his mouth full of dirt
and drier than a sponge in the Sahara,
his neck set wrong, his shoulders driv-
en down to about the knees, and a
couple of charlie horses in each leg,
besides a few other bruises and hurts
it means a lot to think about upholding
and fighting for the record, for the
glory, for the tradition of the school.
That old tradition that the Bobcat
cherishes causes many a one to rise
again and fight again. It is a whole
iot easier to fight to keep a record
than it is to fight to build one.
To be specific—is the combination
S. W. T. N. C. so much more pleasing
to the eye, ear, taste or whatever other
feeling there is than S. W. T. N., that
we can afford to cast the old spirit,
tradition and memory to the winds
just to let the world know that we have
become a college? No. The best way
to let them know that we are a college
is to let ’em know by our record, blost
of ’em have come to that con-
clusion already. I am proud that Old
Normal is progressing, and all the
other students and ex-students are too,
but when one gets homesick for the
Old School, its for plain old S. W. T.
N. and not for the formal S. W. T. N.
C. When the Bobcat is on the grid,
court, diamond, or track, and it seems
as if he just can’t win, it’s the "Old
Normal”, mentioned by Coach Strahan,
that gets the superhuman effort out of
him. (Maybe you think that the men-
tion of the "Old College” would have
the same effect? Try it and see, but
don’t ever try it when there is much
at stake.) Then as a glorious climax
to each season’s work the “OLD NOR-
MAL” gathers its foremost warriors
about her and bestows upon each the
golden “T” at the bottom of which are
the letters, "S. W. N.” We, the Bob-
cats, love that letter and we want no
more and no less. Those before us
found it sufficient and those after us
will do so. We, or the school either,
need no “C” to make our already long
monogram overbearing. There is one
tradition worth life itself to us. LET’S
KEEP IT!! —A Bobcat.
Did you ever have some real honest-
to-goodness fun? Iff not, you should
have been a Freshman, at least for last
Saturday evening, when we had our
It was a happy hulnch of Freshmen
that left the football field after the
game Saturday and marched to the
power plant, where they were met by
a committee which had charge of the
things to eat. Each Freshman was
given a package, after which the march
was continued until the head of the
river was reached.
Arrived at the picnic grounds, the
girls began spreading the lunch, while
the boys gathered some wood and
started a fire, that was just right to
roast weinnies in. Sticks were secured
and soon everyone was busy roasting
hot dogs. As soon as the weinnies
were all roasted everyone gathered
around the spot where the lunch was
A short time before the lunch call
the Freshmen were a noisy lot; but as
soon as the lunch was anounced serv-
ed, quiet reigned. Why the quiet?
rested on . the night
dream. It is as old as England itself,
but important, and important only be-
cause its story was at one time ac-
cepted by the people of England. No
one believes that story now, but be-
cause of the traditional power of tha,t
stone it is still known as the Corona-
tion stone. The stone has for a new
king an unseen power, and jt gives to
him the much-needed confidence in
themselves. The stone in itself is
worthless but there is this strong tradi-
tion that has grown up around it in
these long years that makes a new
king come to this spot for the corona-
tion. It takes a long time to build up
a tradition, but once established, why
should it be torn down?
When Tennyson said, "The old order
changeth, Yielding place to the new”,
he said a “mouthful” if you’ll excdse
lunch consisting of roasted weinnies,
buns, pickles, apples, grapes and
bananas, followed by marshmalows,
plain and toasted, as. dessert.
After every particle of food had van-
ished, some one suggested that the
game of “Follow the Leader” be play-
ed. President Hauk took the lead, and
a merry chase he did lead them. Next,
several good old-fashioned games were
played after which everyone gathered
aroiUnd the camp fire and stories and
jokes were told.
The Freshmen have some fish story-
tellers that are hard to beat. The class
president and the class secretary were
the champion joke-tellers of the even-
After the crowd had used up the
supply of stories and jokes, some one
suggested that some yelling be begun.
This suggestion met with favor. You
S “5erSnett« ’tha
plus its traditional power that it should ^ .,™k “TlrcPSd Nopals yell
take the place of it.
Why does Iowa State Agricultural
College give the letter “A’ to its ath-
letes? Just because the traditional
power of that “A” was too strong to
change when the name of the college
changed from Ames to its present name.
Why does the San Marcos High
school give its athletes an “H”? Be-
cause years ago, when the athletic
teams of the Normal, Coronal, Academy
and High School were of about the
same strength, everyone called the team
‘■High school or simply “High” . . , .
therefore the “H”. Why isn’t their
. 'name changed now that they are in
the Intersehpiastic League where they
;go by the name of San Marcos High
School? Because the traditional pow
,;er. of that “H”
There is a movement on foot to
change our monogram to S. W. T. N. C.
What if .we should do this ? All of the
...old .traditional power, of S. W. T. N.
would be lost. Anyone that has played
foo'ball for “Old Normal” knows what
tradition means when he is out there
leader been there he wqiild have had
the middle bleachers reserved for the
Freshmen for the next game.
After exhausting the supply of old
yells, they turned loose on some new
ones,, and fairly made the hills ring
with the resounding echoes. When ev-
eryone became tired of yelling they be-
gan to sing. Freshmen can sing as
well as yell.
When the hour for departing came,
the class gave fifteen rahs each for Mr.
and Mrs. Sewell and Miss Tansil and
Mr. Talley, who were the chaperones
for the occasion. Everyone then be-
gan the homeward journey with the
feeling that it was the peppiest and best
weinnie roast they had ever attended,
and each one hoped that the near fu-
is too great an asset | ture would bring another like it.
,. . —-T-Ot-
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In Terry we have another one of
those men that are Bobcat through and
through. He has never represented any
other college on the athletic field other
than S.'W. T. N. and has no desire to
do so. He is one of the mainstays of
Normal’s football, basket ball and
Terry cOmes from the little city of
Staples, where they play only baseball.
He came here in the year 1919, had
never played any football 'before, asked
for at suit, was given one, and was
told to get out there and play. Football
came natural to Terry. Play—he did!
He made his letter that year; more
than that he made three letters that
year, the other two being in basketball
He started his football career at
center and winding up at half back at
the end of the year. Terry made a
good half that year because of his dan-
gerous manner of running and the vic-
ious way he uses that stiff arm.
Terry’s example as an athlete is a
remarkable one, for he was only six-
teen years old when he made three col-
lege letters in one year.
He came back the following year, ex-
pecting to make a better record still,
but had to withdraw from school after
the first three football games. He was
captain elect of the basket ball team,
and you may judge that Terry wanted
to come back the second term. He
Last year was Terry’s banner year
here, in that he duplicated the feat of
making three letters.
In him are combined, not only savage
strength but also mental ability to
think out the plays as quickly as the
quarter can call them, know what to
expect, know what to do, and know
how to do it. He always plays his
“hunch”. Long before the opponents
have snapped the ball you can hear
Terry telling that Cat line where they
are going to strike. His “hunch” of-
ten tells him what they are going “to
pufll” and when the time comes for
Terry to strike he is always there to
smear the thing up for them. They
usually abandon hopes on circling his
end pretty early in the game. Terry
says Coach puts him there to stop ’em
when they come that way; and that
he does. The harder they hit the bet-
ter he likes it. He takes the game ser-
iously; he trains for football; he thinks
football; he talks football; he loves
football. These are perhaps the great-
est reasons why he is the player he Is.
Lowman is one of these lucky or
heady fellers that never get hurt. He
knows how to handle himself, and can
still be found in the midst of the fray.
Basket ball .... another one of the
games Terry loves. He plays it with
body and soul. He is on the court
from start to finish and always in the
game. Last year he played an excep-
tionally good game. Many a time it
was Terry that spoiled a good “two
counter” for the opposing team. We
want to see you go again this year,
On the baseball diamond Lowman is
the “Swat King”. Year before last he
wvas called the “Wrecking Crew”; and
this year he could always be depended
on to lift one over to where it couldn’t
be gotten. His fielding was phenom-
inal. Oftentimes he ruined a long one
into deep center by softly gathering It.
Terry is pretty sure of making his
usual number of letters this year. We
wish he could be prevailed on to try
for a fourth.
Mr. Lowman is five feet eleven inches
tall and weighs 180 pounds. More than
that the ladies like him, and he likes
them. Nix komm rau-s, girls. Terry
is the school’s for this and the next,
his fourth year.
■ On October 15th a meeting of all
Catholic students attending S. W. T.
N. C. was called by Miss Esther Nor-
ton, for the purpose of reorganizing the
Newman clulb. The following officers
were elected: President, Miss Esther
Norton; Secretary-treasurer, Miss
Clara Koch; Press Correspondent, Miss
It was decided for the present, to
hold the meetings eevry Sunday morn-
ing immediately after the eight o’clock
There being no further business the
meeting was adjourned.
Dr. S. D. NcGaughy
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