The Normal Star (San Marcos, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 38, Ed. 1 Saturday, July 21, 1923 Page: 2 of 4
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THE NOR MAL STAR
Summer Term, 1923
Assistant Editor-----Franklin Herndon
Marietta Collier, Mrs, R. C. Harri-
son, Doris Kellam, Arlin Johnson, Ma-
rie Lusk, Lynda Remy, Wylie Summers,
Daniel Smith and Martha Woodson.
■Business Manager.,________Alfred Weir
Exchange and Circulation_________
A. D. Hildreth
Published weekly during the school
year by the students of the Southwest
Texas Normal College.
Entered as second-class matter, Nov.
21, 1921, at the post office at San Mar-
cos, Tex., under Act of March 3, 1879.
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THE HONOR ROLL
The Honor Roll in the Southwest
Texas Teachers College was instituted
to serve as a means of recognition for
those students who excelled in the
classroom rather than in some other
line of student activity. It is true that
many of the names of our best ath-
letes have been consistant fixtures on
the honor roll, but as the athletes were
given much due honor with respect to
other lines of work, the idea was orig-
inated by one of our leading Profes-
sors to install some means of giving
the students v/ho were exceptionally
bright in their scholastic work their
due recognition. It never has been
a really instituted part of our school
but by the efforts of some interested
and the able assistance of the office
force the records have heretofore been
compiled and published each term in
the Normal Star.
In many cases the situation has de-
veloped into a wrangling over an extra
grade point that was necessary to place
one in the select list. Some students
who have come very near making a
perfect record could not understand
why the prof did not give them an “A”
instead of a “B”, the extra grade-point
being needed to make an exceptional
average. As a rule it was not the stu-
dent who was making C’s who com-
plained about the grade, but the per-
sons who were causing so much dis-
turbance as to whether they should be
given an “A” or “B”. This is one of
the objections to the present system of
distinguishing the honor students from
the common herd. It is a fact that
there should be such a system but some
plan must be made to do away with
LAURA KATE HILBURN, B. S.
Just a merry, laughing girl
With eyes of hazel brown
Which smile alike on you and me
And never deign to frown.
Her short-cropped head is full of plans
For that great thing called “Life”,
And with her stock of pluck and vim
She’ll win out in the strife.
For the last four years Laura Kate
has been a constant inhabitant of Col-
lege Heights with the exception of one
when we gave her leave of absence to
assist in the education of some of the
future citizens of West Texas. When
she leaves us for good no one can say
how much her cheerful friendliness is
going to be missed by all who remain.
In addition to many minor ones,
Laura Kate has three main interests
in life. They are fun, Home Econo-
mics, and red hair.
No one can know her long without
realizing what a jolly, fun-loving old
scout she is. She may always be de-
pended upon to forward any movement
which will add to her happiness or to
that of those around her.
Her interest in Home Economics is
equally evident. From the beginning
her interest and proficiency has grad-
ually increased until she may lay claim
to having mastered all branches of this
field from planning, preparing and
serving three meals a day to emptying
and cleaning the garbage pail. Her
stay in the practice cottage proved
beyond all doubt that as an efficient
home-maker she ranks A-l
Probably her enthusiasm on the fore-
going subjects is largely responsible
for the third mentioned interest in her
life. What red-haired young gentle-
man could fail to be attracted by one
who is equally at home in the kitchen,
in the parlor, at the head of some re-
presentative body, or in the role of the
charming, fun-loving school girl?
During her stay on the hill Laura
Kate has taken an unusually active
part in student activities. She has
been a member of the Shakespeares, H.
E. Club, Liberty Chorus, and orchestra.
The confidence of the student body1 in
her ability has been shown in that she
has served as a member of the Stu-
dent Welfare Council on two occasions,
as Assistant Yell-Leader, and Asso-
ciate Editor of the Pedagog.
While she was practically a “new
girl” (at least a lower classman) she
enjoyed the distinction of being elected
by vote of the student body, the most
popular girl on the hill. During her
senior year she was chosen College
Queen to represent S.W.T.T.C. in the
San Antonio Fiesta. These are but
two instances which show the esteemed
place she holds in the hearts of her
fellow students and this place has been
gained because of her happy disposi-
tion, her charming personality, her
broadminded attitude toward life, and
because she is a true friend.
new, because she has something more
important (?) to do.
Frank 'Duke has been termed ano-
ther of the so-called “fixtures” on the
hill, for she hasn’t missed a term of
school since her first entrance. She is
one who has made the most of her col-
lege life and has helped others to make
the most of theirs.
At all times she has taken an active
part in school activities, having been
a member of the Idyllic Literary So-
ciety, Y.W.C.A., Liberty Chorus, Home
Economics Club, and Rabbit Foot
Dramatic Club. She was elected most
popular girl in 1922 and was elected
song and yell-leader for two succes-
sive years. She also has athletic ten-
dencies and has served as both Cap-
tain and Manager of the Gypsy basket-
There is nothing Duke won’t do if
she can and nothing she can’t do if she
will. Through the four years we have
known her, we have learned to expect
crisp pie dough (although, we are not
always sure where it comes from), en-
thusiastic stump speeches for or against
anything you are or aren’t, and specta-
cular exhibitions of athletic proclivi-
ties. She majors in cooking and ath-
letics and expects recommendations in
both, which she will get, for whether
she is using her good right arm in the
making of batter or of a basket ball
goal, she does it with an expediency
and surety of purpose that assures
To sum up: Duke is a dead game
sport and a jolly comrade. We pro-
phesy for her the reformation of some-
thing or other, from the solar system
down, as a result of her living.
Miss Audrey Bright spent the last
week end in Gonzales.
Rhoda Brown is among the host of
new students this term.
Ben Baines, former student and po-
pular editor of the Normal Star, spent
the last week-end in San Marcos.
Edna Pfluger left Thursday for Fred-
ericksburg where she will attend a
Howard Brown and Terry Lowman
visited on the campus a few days this
Miss Esther Graves, sister of Mrs.
King of the English Department, re-
entered school for the new term.
Mrs. Roscoe Bwedick visited in San
Antonio last week-end.
Miss Jessie Dickens is among the
new students this term.
Mrs. W. O. Victor of Uvalde and
Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Witt of Montell
will be week-end guests of Mr. and
Mrs. L. C. McDonald. Mrs. Victor is
Mrs. McDonald’s mother and Mrs. Witt
is her sister, who was formerly a stu-
dent in the Southwest Texas Teachers
College. She then was known by the
name of Hope Victor.
Plecky Saunders was out at the re-
vival last week.
FRANK DUKE HIGHTOWER, B. S.
Once upon a time a quiet, shy, timid,
little sub-college student made her ap-
pearance on College Heights and cut
classes because she was too timid to
inquire as to the “whereabouts” of her
classrooms, and couldn’t always find
them when she was told. That was
Frank Duke of yesterday. Today she
has attained the rank of an intellectual,
dignified Senior and cuts classes still—
ALWAYS COOL AND COMFORTABLE
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MONDAY AND TUESDAY
“Soul of The Beast“
A PHOTOPLAY OF PASSION IN THE WILDERNESS—
A THOS. H. INCE SPECIAL
Also Mack Sennett Comedy
“MA and PA"
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY
“EAST is" WEST”
THE PICTURE TO SEE FIRST OF ALL!
A SENSATION ON THE STAGE.
A STUNNER ON THE SCREEN!
A WONDER-DRAMA OF EASTERN LOVE AND WEST-
ERN LOVE—AND THE OLD COLOR-CONFLICT.
Eight reels athrob with humor, drama,
Splendor. Absolutely the biggest show
that’s come here in months. A First Na-
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tion that we have ever had. Emmett
was last year track captain and proved
to be the best point ‘grabber’ that this
institution had. He is a half-back that
will be good enough this season to
make the scribes along the association
lane sit up and listen.
* * * *
And we are glad to see acquaticsi
waking up to secure its share of atten-
tion. A great numebr of cities over
the country are organizing swimming
teams for competition with other ci-
ties. This will bring to the front for
netx year’s reference, stars that will
help America to hold her own in the
Olympics. We will say this much and
not take it back, that Goliath Dan-
forth would be the neucleus for a
‘rattling good’ team from this school.
This boy was born and reared on the
banks of the Rio Blanco and has al-
ways usd water more than once a week
—on Saturday eve. He will prove to be
a hard contender for swimming honors
in the meet scheduled for early August.
* * * *
Our rival Howard Payne breaks
forth with the news, that all—though
they will lose Turner, star quarter-
back, Shattuck, end, and Moore, guard,
they will be prepared to put as strong
a team in the field, at the outset, as
they had last year. We will admit that
the Yellow-Jackets backfield was one
of the best in Texas collegiate foot-
ball last year, and but for the inabiilty
of bringing in reserves to cover in-
juries, might have gone further. At
any rate they made the ‘Farmers’ take
a hard beating that will be hard to
overcome. We will not forget the
drubbing we received at their hands,
and will be in a continuous state of
preparation until one day this fall.
♦ * * *
We are anxiously awaiting the return
of the ‘Chiefs’ from Illinois, where they
are preparing themselves for the race
this fall. Coach Bible of the ‘Farmers’,
who is an instructor in the Athletic
School at Illinois, writes back to a
friend, that from talking and compar-
ing technique with other coaches from
different sections of the country, he
is of the opinion that southwestern
football stands high in the country in
quality and standards. We know that
Coaches Strahan and Shelton will as-
similate more than their share of usable
material and be in a position to at
least give their charges the very best
available in that line of athletic en-
Chinese Footwear Won’t Fit Con-
Fancy having a dozen pairs of shoes,
Cinderella size, for two good American
feet, double A width; and not be able
to wear them!
The irony of it, when from all ac-
counts Cinderella shoes are as extinct
as the mastoden in shoe stores, while
the bargain counters are packed with
long, slender footwear.
Yet that is what happened to Con-
stance Talmadge when she was being
costumed for her part as Ming Toy,
the Chinese girl in “East is West”, the
famous stage play which has now
reached the screen as a First National
All went well with her wardrobe
until she began shopping for shoes in
regular sizes. Then her troubles be-
gan. She went to all the Chinese shops.
She put tentative toes hopefully into
hundreds of shoes and took them hope-
lessly out again. There was no doubt
about it—they wore ’em shorter in
Finally shoe was obliged to have
her shoes built to order and as the
Chinese shoe merchant tool her foot
measurement, he gave her this bit of
philosophy to think over:
“No bindee feet, no g uee shoe!”
“East is West”, is coming to the
Palace Theatre next Y/ednesday and
A Run of Luck.
Prospective Buyer of Ford car: “It
must be a terrible experience to run
over a human being!”
Salesman (affably): “Not with this
make of car, sir! It’s equipped with
the best shock absorbers on the mar-
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