The Normal Star (San Marcos, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 18, Ed. 1 Saturday, February 17, 1923 Page: 4 of 4
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THE NORMAL STAR
ShOME OF PAf^OUNf"pTctSr^
MERRILY YOU’LL ZIP ALONG!
Cast includes Theodore Roberts and Mary MacLaren
MILE-A-MINUTE ROMANCE TINGLING WITH DARE
DEVIL STUNTS AND PACKED WITH FUN
Hi Shows Start at 3-
MATINEE AND NIGHT
-5:30—8 o’clock Sharp. Popular Prices
Special Music Score
D. W. GRIFFITH’S HISTORICAL SPECTACLE
gj The magnificent picturization of Thomas Dixon’s story,
Sfi “The Klansman”. No less than 3,000 mounts of cavalry
Sfi in the ceebrated “Rides” of the Ku Klux KJan.
Gran dmother’s Valentine.
It was Valentine morning and little
Betty crept softly down the long hall
to her grandmother’s room. She rapped
once, twice, and even three times, but
not a sound came from within. Caut-
iously she opened- the door and mis-
chievously peeped in; but she paused,
for sitting in a large rocking chair
near the window was her grandmother.
The early morning sunshine streaming
through the open window, touched her
silver locks so gently, that it seemed
almost a caress. Sbe sat as one in a
dream. Her pale, twitching lips were
parted in a faint smile, for she was
living again her happy girlhood days.
Tears of mingled joy and sorrow slow-
ly coursed down her pale faded cheeks.
A sparkling tear-drop splashed down
on the old faded and worn valentine
she held in her thin trembling hands,
and sparkled like a dew drop in the
sunshine. The quaint old-fashioned
valentine was made of white satin,
yellowed with age, and bound in deep
lacy borders, festooned with beautiful-
ly embossed flowers. Its fancy gilded
doors opened, to disclose two pure
white doves holding in their beaks a
scroll, on which were written senti-
mental words of love. Limp faded rib-
bons were caught here and there over
the dainty lace. Glistening, misty
frosting clung to the token like soft
words of love.
“Grandmother’s Valentine”, Betty
whispered softly, almost reverently, as
she gently closed the door, unwilling
to disturb her grandmother’s happy
—J. P. ninth grade English.
SKETCHES Sesame Literary Society.
Saturday, February 10th the Sesame
Literary society met in regular ses-
sion. The program was based oil the
wonders of California. The marvel-
ous plant life was an item of interest
to lovers of nature; the glorious sun-
sets, beautiful buildings and the great
stretches of water at the ports appeal-
ed to lovers of art and industry, sports,
and movie news interested others.
Over the smooth .floor of the forest
is spread a ’ blanket of snow;1 the trees;
which are very Vick, are covered with
ice so that ithefyAcrfcck' when -the soft
wind blows through their branches;
There is no sigri tiI^446ot a song of a
bird, nor the humming of a bee, noth-
ing but the soft murmer of the wind
and the cracking of the stiff ice-cover-
——•—-Ar'Ac* ninth gnrde“ Enghish.
A very enjoyable feature of the year
was a class party given at the home
of Eddie Clay Harle. The color
scheme was red and white, which was
carried out in the decorations. After
various games were played, delightful
refreshments were served.
Amicis Celebrate Valentine.
On Saturday, February 10th, the.
Amici Literary society celebrated Val-
entine with an interesting program, in-
cluding a discussion of. the origin of
Valentine and several stories and
poems. After the program refresh-
ments were served.
Blue Bonnet Choral Club.
The Blue Bonnet Choral club met
Wednesday, Februtary 14th in a regu-
lar meeting. It was decided to call
the club “The Blue Bonnet Choral
Club.” The colors are blue and white;
the Blue Bonnet is the flower.
The main subject discussed at this
meeting was the Colonial party that is
to be given on the evening of Febru-
ary 21st. A very interesting program
will be given in the auditorium in Edu-
cation building. After the program is
rendered, we will.-enjoy a social in the
little gym. All the committees apoint-
ed to prepare for the party are on their
jobs and are going to make this a great
event. All members of this organiza-
tion are expected and urged to be pre-
sent Y^lth their'guest irt coloniaal attire.
/ '"i~ — '
Isn’t It the Truth,
Her spng': -V '.9 .V ^iO'4
His song,:.. . , j-,,, >
i “Roses are" red ;* violets' atfe blue,
—Everybody’s brrstedT T urn- too.”—
Silas Koonce to Mr. Harrison who is
speaking of MacKaye’s “Sam Average”,
“Well, I don’t know that I have the
theme of the poem clearly in mind, but
anyhow . . , the story is played just af-
ter the War of 1812 near Lunday Lane.
You! remember the battle that was
fought there, don’t you?’’
Mr. Harrison (not so sure): “Well, I
don’t know that I remember just that,
but I have heard that there was a
Mr. Harry says: “It’s pretty hard
for a man to support the woman he
cares for on an average school-teach-
er’s salary; it is much harder to sup-
port a woman who cares for herself.”
“I beg your pardon, sir, but what is
your name?” the teller politely asked
the man presenting a check.
“Name”, echoed the indignant cus-
tomer, “don’t you see my signature on
“I do”; answered the teller. “That’s
what aroused my curiosity.”—Dry Goods
Teacher : “Have you done your out-
side reading yet?”
Soph: “No! It’s too cold.”—Ex.
Of all sad words
Man_ ever spoke,
The saddest are these :
“Can’t go. I’m broke!”
A Hard One.
Robert Perry says: “The coolest-
headed man that I ever saw died last
August- at Palm Beach. He took a
dive from a spring-board into the
ocean, and his head was so cool that
when he hit the water, the water froze
and he broke his head on the ice.”
Isn’t She Right.
The day before she was going to be
married the old negro servant came to
her mistress and entrusted her savings
in her keeping.
“Why should I keep it? I thought
you were going to get married?” asked
“So I is, but do you suppose I’d keep
all dat money in de house wid dat
strange niggar?” ' .
Rea: “Liza, what fo’ yo’ buy dot od-
der box ob shoe blakin’?”
Liza: “Go on, Niggar, dot ain’t no
shoe blakin’; dot’s my massage cream.”
“What’s the difference between a Vic-
trola and a girl?”
“Well, a Victrola runs down.”
Some men are born insane—women
drive others that way—and others are
editors of college comics.—Chaparral.
A class at eight I do abhor,
It’s one I often miss;
I don’t get up ’til ten to eight.
For a class at 11:30 I’m seldom late,
That’s the hour I choose for mine;
With plenty of time to fool along
Exclusive and new are
these fashionable Soring Dresses
—which proves that beauty
and individuality need not
Smart, New Fashions in Millinery
EXCLUSIVE LADIES SHOP
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THE BIRTH OF A NATION
D. W. Griffith’s historical' spectacle
“The Birth of a Nation” will come to
the Palaec Theatre next Monday. “The
Birth of a Nation”, is one of the most
wiidely discussed topics in the country.
It established an absolutely new art
in the realm of the theatre—the art
of pantomimic screen spectacle with
music. It also created a tremendous
sensation because of its vaster and
more forceful treatment of the same
theme as Thomas Dixon’s “The Clans-
man.” The consequences of the Civil
War in Southern reconstruction are
fully dealt with, and the nation reborn
is apotheosized. Mr. Griffith, pioneer
among directors, managed the studend-
ous achievement without the aid of
dialogue or speech, for motion pictures,
accompanying music and effects tell the
coherent, logical and moving story.
LARGE NUMBER OR NOR-
MAL AND TOWN PEOPLE GO
TO HEAR PADEREWSKI
FURNISH A ROOM IN
THE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
We all know that we have under
construction in the west end of town
a Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial hos-
pital. But how many of you know that
there is movement on foot today to-
ward equipping the rooms of this, the
Hays County Memorial Hospital ?
Many organizations of the city and
county are taking steps toward equip-
ping some of these rooms in commem-
oration of their beloved ones, probably
tc many who have not come back.
How often have you noticed the ser-
vice flag that adorns the north walls
of Assembly Hall, and how often have
you observed the eight gold stars in
the center of the service flag! Have you
wondered who these eight stars repre-
sented and how they sacrificed their
lives that you might have the oppor-
tunity of living in. peace and prosper-
ity? Probably you have often wished
that you could do something in honor
of them. Why could we not do as
others will do and furnish one of these
Are not our college boys who enter-
ed the service, who crossed the great
expanse, who bled and died in Flan-
ders Fields, worthy of sulch commem-
oration? There is not one among us
who would for one moment hesitate
to aid in a movement of such a nature,
an opportunity to show our remem-
brance for those who fought and died
for us. • v v-
This problem will be brought before
you in the early part of next; so
that you will not Only be among the
first to respond, but may exemplify
unto others; - The excess funds will be'
contributed to the Jack Arnold, (Memor-
ial Fund,; k frnfd-in Commemoration ot
the son of our Professor Arnold, one
of the eight represented by the gold
stars; ---------------—'—— *;— ........
A large number of Normal and town
people, probably more than 100 in all,
went to Austin Monday night to hear
Paderewski in a concert at the Univer-
sity men’s gymnasium. This is the first
time in a number of years that the
great Polish pianist has visited Texas,
and music lovers of San Marcos took
advantage of the fact that he was to
appear in Austin and turned out in
large nulmbers to hear him. The con-
cert was held under the auspiices of
the Amateur Choral Club of Austin,
which is to present Geraldine Farrar
and Madame Shumann-Heilik on March
9th and 19th respectively. The large
gymnasium, with a seating capacity of
more than five thousand was filled to
its utmost capacity, and many were
turned away unable to get even stand-
ing room. It is said by those who have
heard the great artist before that his
age has not in any way affected the
quality of his music, but that he was
better than ever. He was encored
many times, and responded,.with sev-
eral of his own compositions, principal
ct which was his “Menuet.”
JUNIOR MASONIC ORDER
The San Marcos (Masosic Order is
putting on a campaign for organiza-
tion of a DeMolay chapter in San
Marcos, and the advisory council is
very anxious to get in this organiza-
tion all the young men of the Normal
who are eligible for membership. To
become a member of the Order, a
young man must be between the age of
sixteen and twenty-one, and must be
the son of a Mason or the chum of a
son of a Mason. The purpose of the
Order is to make young fellows better
men, physically, mentally, and morally,
and to give them such training that
will make them better citizens. The
first class will be initiated and chapter
instituted within a few days, as there
are already a sufficient number of ap-
plicants for membership in the Order.
There is an initiation fee of $3.50, which
rniist accompany application, and an-
nual dues of $3.00, payable when ini-
Already a number of Normal boys
have made their application for mem-
bership, and those who desire to be-
come members may turn in their ap-
plication to any of the following local
Masons: B. M. Dkiley, Dr. L. L. Ed-
wards, C. C. Wade, V. Nesbitt, W. E.
Gaines. W. C Vernon, Glen Smith, Tay-
lor Thomas, and H. G. Armstrong.
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PERSONAL MENTION ‘ .
Those pupils going over to Austin on
last Monday with Miss Burnyce Stev-
ens to hear the Paderewski concert
were: Eleanora Armstrong, Ruth Green
wood, Esta Mae Bond, Marie Lusk,
Joy Barber, Blanch C&nfes, and Mr§;
Mack Ledbetter. ^ ; 7 ;i n‘
Just when Red’ Herndon and Claude
Kellam conceived the idea that they
are members of the Liberty Chorus is
unknown to us. We noticed they were
standing last Thulrsday morning when
the Liberty Chorus sang; whether the
two afore-mentioned gentlemen were
singing on merely going through the
motions, will always remain a mystery,
we are afraid.
SCIENCE AND RELIGION
TOPIC OF LECTURE
(Continued from page One)
In his next lecture, to be given Sat-
urday morning in room 29 of the
Science building,_ Mr. Smith will show
the connecting links between evolution
and the Christian religion. The Bible
Study committee of the Young Wom-
en’s Christian Association, under whose
auspices this course is being given, are
anxious for all students to take ad-
vantage of thees enlightening discus-
Don’t you think talkative girls are
most popular? What other kinds are
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