The Normal Star (San Marcos, Tex.), Vol. 9, No. 27, Ed. 1 Saturday, May 7, 1921 Page: 2 of 4
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THIS NORMAL STAR
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Don’t We Miss the Bobcats?
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STAR STAFF—SPRING TERM} 1921
Editor ........... Kathryn Sheehan
Business Mgr. ... Edward Danschack
Associate Editor ...... Paul Milam
Mgr. Editor......... L. C. McDonald
Personal Editor ... Martha Woodson
Exchange Editor ... Hodge Pickens
Athletic Editor........ CaJrl Walker
Society Editor ..... Elizabeth Flake
Atwell Summers, Alfred Ivey,
Mary Haile Austin, Ben Baines’
Raymond Cavness, Rogers Robinson.
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THE NORMAL STAR’S POLICY
FOR A GREATER NORMAL
1. Distinct separation between the
college and academy classes.
2. A more complete form of stud-
ent self government.
3. One hundred per cent member-
ship in the Alumni Association by
Southwestern took double-header
header last Tuesday. Scores 1-4, 1-9.
The Bears lose to the Aggies in
what was considered a pitchers’ battle.
A. & M.’s score was due to errors
made by the bears. Score 3-1.
The tour of debates thru Oklahoma
and Arkansas, which closed last week,
was in many respects quite successful.
The Baylor debaters acquitted them-
selves creditably, despite the fact that
they received a decision in only one
of the three debates. They were-vic-
torious over Phillips University, which
was by far the strongest institution
met by the Baylor men. This debate
was held in the auditorium of Phillips
University at Enid, Oklahoma, Wed-
The question submitted was: Re-
solved, that the candidates for the pre-
sidency of the United States should
be selected by a national sysem of di-
# # # *
This issue of the Kangaroo is pub-
lished by the Freshmen.
Friday evening for two hours be-
fore a thoroly mystified crowd, Henry,
Master Magician, performed. Not for
an instant during the whole perfor-
mance was interest allowed to wane
and several times the large auditor-
ium became so still that to a blind
man it would have seemed entirely
empty. Henry’s program was varied
enough to be enjoyed by everyone,
from the smallest boy on the front
row to the oldest old lady farther
back. Divided into two parts, it in-
cluded magic, spiritualism, painting,
and readings, with humor scattered
Henry’s tricks in magic were al-
most all new and exceptionally inter-
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CENTRE COLLEGE TROUNCES
Centre College, that little Kentucky
school that produces fighters, has
found sweet revenge for the narrow
defeat by Harvard on the gridiron
last fall. Their basket ball men re-
cently took the measure of the Har-
vard quintet to the tune of 41 to 36.
# # # #
Texas University is erectihg a large
wireless station to be used as a ser-
vice station for the exchange of col-
Doesn’t it seem strange around
Normal with some of the Bobcats
gene? A stranger visiting on the
quadrangle during chapel period or
at noon could not help but know that
something was missing. There is
just a different air around here when
they are gone. Things do not seem
nearly so lively, and they are not.
There is not the same joyful hilarity
and mixing on the campus when they
ere gone, even by those that are stiil
here. Even the teachers do not seem
to be in such a good humor when
they are away.
Now just think how things around
here would be without them. We
shudder even at the thought of such
a thing, and rejoice at the thought
of their being back here next week.
Normal could not live long without
Of course you have heard of Mr.
■Woodson's Three Per Cent Club.
Well, there is another Per Cent Club
in the Normal, but let up hope that
ii is at least not more than a One
Per Cent one. Its members are both
in the faculty and studept body. That
club in question consists 'of those per-
sons in the Normal that are not in
sympathy with the Bobcats. The
writer has heard various implications
during the year aimed at Normal
athletic men, and some persons have
gone so far as to say that so-and-so
and so-and-so are here for athletics
alom, and that the school would be
much better off without them. To
persons that entertain such an atti-
tude, we wish to say that so long as
they persist in doing so we feel that
the Normal would be better off with-
out THEM! They are simply out of
harmony with things here—they are
out of joint, and by their own voli-
tion. We would also like to recall
to the minds of these persons what
President Evans read read and en-
dorsed in a Chapel talk awhile back:
“That all in all, the athletic man is
of more value to his school than any
other man.” And now, just for the
benefit of those who think there are
athletic men in the Normal who are
her for athletics only, the writer
wishes to say that he talked to prac-
tically all of the ball players before
they left on the present trip, and
everyone that he talked to was tak-
ing text books along with him to
study while away playing ball.
There are also some in the Normal,
they belong to the same One Per
Cent Club, that have been known to
say that we give too much praise to
our athletic men. Right here the
Star wishes to go on record as saying
that the Normal can not give them
too much praise. They are worthy
ot more than they get. These per-
sons have said that “all the athletic
men do is get out and play a little
football or base ball and the school
goes “hog wild” about them, while
we go out and teach and uphold the
standard of work at the Normal and
get nothing but the grades we make.”
Just remember this, you who keep
your nose in a book, your’s is purely
a selfish attitude, and you lack the
school spirit that makes college life
worthwhile. While you are here at
school you are spending all of your
time for YOURSELF, and what you
do when you leave here you will be
doing for YOURSELF, not for the
Normal. On the other hand, the
athletic man in the Normal is giving
his valuable time to our college acti-
vities, without which the Normal
could not live. Which of the two' is
doing more for the school? Which
of the two could Normal best do
We are taking advantage of this
time to say this because it is while
the Bobcats are away that we can
best see just what they are to us, and
what a place Normal would be with-
The University of California has
perhaps the largest senior class of
any institution in the country. There
are 1300 candidates for degrees.
Efficiency in College
Just what does “efficiency” and the
“proper attitude” mean to you? To
you who wonder if you could put
over the debate for your society, to
you who dream of being president of
your club or captain of the nine'?
Efficiency as a word means—not
wishing you could do things or dream-
ing about them or wondering if you
could do them—but doing them. Do-
ing them in such a way that if de-
feat comes in one or in many efforts
that this itself may be turned into
experience and used to achieve suc-
cess. Success in any college under-
taking cannot be gained without a
stanchiness of mind or persistness
against what we may choose to call
luck, chance, or fate. The kind of
success that we hope to attain—not
for ourselves but for our college—
necessarily demands the elimination
of the self-interest to that whole will
to win in the rightest way possible.
Those are some of the things that
make for efficiency in the college
man or woman and efficiency in the
school as a whole follows closely on
Within the past few years and im-
mediately during the past year, the
athletic standing of our school has
been raised by earnest effort and a
clear purpose from that of a secon-
dary school to that of a college of
first class, our college now belongs to
the T. I. A. A. This efficiency came
thru not only individual work but
thru the spirit of the college as well
which as a whole resolved to put S.
W.T.N.C. where it belonged on an
athletic basis. The additional ex-
pense encurred by this new rating
was provided for by an increase in
the Blanket Tax. Along with this
the increased blanket tax was to pro-
vide for a Lyceum Course for next
year that was worthy of a school of
our standing. Up to the present
time, we have dropt all interest in
what we are to have on this course
on. as to what other Lyceum number
is to be provided for this term. Let's
have some student voice in what kind
of a Lyceum course we want or as
to exactly what is wanted, and if
possible the committee will arrange
for the student choice. For a school
that is as near as we are to towns
and colleges where Lyceum numbers
of considerable merit are had, it
would not be difficult to get the
right kind of lecturer or musician
that all of us would appreciate. If
Y'OU know of some one thing that is
extremely worth while to the school,
get the habit of giving it to the per-
son who can use and develop it for
the benefit of the college. Start with
the Lyceum number.
Several Chautauqua members have
requested that the student publica-
tion which has been known so long as
the “Normal Star” should have its
name changed ’due to the gradual
change that has been taking place
during the past few weeks from the
superfluity of Harris-Blair “hot-air.”
The Staff regrets that ip such a
weighty matter it feels unable to take
immediate action and can only refer
the afore mentioned Chautauqua
members to the Student Body, who
we hope will bear with both of the
rival organizations at. least to the ex-
tent of leaving the Star its non-par-
tisan and time honored name.
Unlucky months for getting mar-
ried: Jan., Feb., Mar., Apr., May,
June, July, .Aug., Sept., Oct., Nov,
Miss Dora Chamberlain spent the
week end at the Murchison House as
a guest of Miss Vivian Smith.
GO QUIETLY", PLEASE
Professor Vernon: “I am dismiss-
ing you ten minutes early today.
Please go out quietly so as not to
wake the other classes.”
Undertakers and Embalmers
San Marcos, Texas
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on Dry Goods and
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Bonnie-B Hair Nets. Fringe and Cap Shape.
5 to 50c Store
Kings High Grade Chocolates - Rieglei’s IceCream
H. M. KING, Prop.
Come in to see us, make our store your headquarters,
Bring us your watches and jewelry for repairing. Let us
fit you with a new pair of glasses or repair your old ones.
ALL WORK GUARANTEED
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The Normal Star (San Marcos, Tex.), Vol. 9, No. 27, Ed. 1 Saturday, May 7, 1921, newspaper, May 7, 1921; San Marcos, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth614321/m1/2/: accessed April 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State University.