The College Star (San Marcos, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 1, Ed. 1 Saturday, October 6, 1923 Page: 1 of 4
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The College Star
Published Weekly During the School Year by the Students of the Southwest Texas State Teachers College
SAN MARCOS, TEXAS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1923
HEARD 8Y STUDENTS
ADDITIONS OF IM-
PORTANCE TO COL-
First Assembly Visited by Prominent f Instructors in Various Lines of Study
Citizens of Town; Much Enthus-
iasm Is Shown at Formal
The auditorium of the Southwest
Texas Teachers College was filled to
capacity Wednesday morning, Septem-
ber 26, at 11 o’clock when the formal
opening of the College was held. To
start the school year off with a boom
the audience responded to Miss Mary
Stuart Butler’s leadership and lustily
sang “America.” President Evans was
in charge of the occasion. Rev. J. M.
Perry of the Methodist Church, led in
prayer. Rev. Wright then read from
the 14th chapter of the Book of Mark
and spoke very eloquently for a few
minutes upon the teachings of that por-
tion of the scripture. He said in part
that there is being mobilized in Am-
erica a great army, not martial, but
/an army seeking intellectual develop-
ment. You are part of this army and
it is your chief business to make your
lives grand and noble.
The next speaker on the program was
Dr. Lee, and in behalf of the Rotary
club of San Marcos, he extended a
hearty welcome to the students of the
Southwest Texas Teachers College. He
brought to the point, emphatically, that
education does more to destroy selfish
ness than any other one thing. He
enumerated some of the things for
which Rotary stands and assured the
students that the benefits of San Mar-
cos would be shared with them
Dr. L. L. Edwards, president of the
Kiwanis club of San Marcos, then
spake very entertainingly. He stressed
Dr. Lee’s welcome and in a humor-
ous way, brought the points of his well
directed talk by some of his best stor-
Mr. Lloyd Johnson, president of the
Chamber of Commerce was the next
speaker to favor the new students
with a cordial welcome. He stated that
San Marcos was squarely behind the
Teachers College and every move to-
wards a better school would be enh-
(Mayor Erok, in behalf of the city,
welcomed the students to San Marcos.
Dr. Evans made a few announce-
ments and then spoke very clearly of
some of the things that he intends to
accomplish during the year. He spoke
a few minutes on “Crystalized Com-
mon Sense”, the strong point of which
was urging the students to take ad-
influenice, such as identifying themselves
with churches and lodges of their
choice. He emphasized the fact that
this institution was not entirely of a
bookish nature. There are many things
here at college that are not to be
learned from books.
The President urged all students to
engage whole-heartedly in all activi-
ties of the school and student body,
and to be punctual in all their work.
HARD GAMES AHEAD
Four Games To Be Played on Evans
Field This Season.
The Bobcats aim to make winning
games of these:
October 5: Nacogdoches, here.
October 12: Southwestern, here.
October 20: Huntsville, there.
October 27: Rice, there.
November 3: Commerce, here.
November 12: Howard Payne, there.
November 23: Daniel Baker, there.
November 29: Denton, here.
On the 12th of this month we will
be able to witness a game that is
bound to furnish all the thrills that a
football enthusiast would care for.
Southwestern has been our enemy in
the three major sports from time im-
memorial. In 1920 the Pirates’ string
victories was broken. The Bobcats
fought them to a standstill and with
the aid of Pete Shands’ educated toe
tied them 3 to 3. That was when the
state heard of the Bobcats and awoke
to the fact that they were not the un-
important team that they were thought
to be. In 1921, the Bobcats not only
fought the Pirates to a tie, but they
toow them into camp by a score of 10
to 0. The next year, however, our
bunch went to Georgetown with the
idea that they could not lose to that
team. In a rough and hard fought
game, however, the Bobcats lost by a
lowly score of 20 to 0. This year the
Bobcats are out to win from this team
and they will sally forth to battle on
next Friday afternoon with last year’s
defeat ringing in their ears to make
them fight like demons. If we ex-
pect our team to win on that day, we
must be out there 100 percent strong,
and with each one of us carrying a
yelling voice of several men.
Just eight days after the Southwest-
ern game, the Bobcats will pack their
suitcases and bid farewell to College
Added to the Faculty of the
^Continued on page Three)
With the twenty-first annual opening
of the Southwest Texas Teachers Col-
lege the greatest in the history of the
school in every respect, we find the
arrival of faculty members who have
been away at study the past few years
and some who have not adorned Col-
lege Heights before.
The following is a list of the facul-
ty members added to the roster this
year. This includes a few who have
been here in the years past but who
have been absent for a year or two
on account of graduate work.
Miss Mary C. Brogden, B.S., Uni-
versity of Tennessee, M.A,., George
Peabody College, Dean of Women.
L. H. Kidd, B.S., Southwest Texas
Teachers College, graduate student
University of Texas, 1922-23, registrar.
Miss Johnie McCreary, B.S., Colum-
bia University, M.A., Columbia Uni-
versity, at one time head of the de-
partment of home economics, Univer-
sity of Dubuque, Iowa, home economics.
Miss Katy Boyce, B.S., College of
Industrial Arts, Denton; for five years
instructor in Runge High School, home
V. W. Blake, B.A., M.A., Vanderbilt
University, instructor in biology and
chemistry. Mr. Blake was instructor in
Nashville High School for seven years.
M. I. Smith, B.A., University of Ok-
lahoma, graduate student of the Uni-
versity of Oklahoma, instructor in the
University o f Oklahoma summer
E. K. Wood, B.A., University of
Tulsa, Oklahoma; M.A., University of
Oklahoma, instructor in the summer
schools of University of Oklahoma
Hope H. Wilder, B.A., Wesleyan
College, Ga., 1919; MjAi., Columbia Un-
iversity, 1923; kindergarten.
R. A. Tampke, B.A., North Texas
Teachers College, Denton; training
Mary E. Barton, B.M., Music in the
Gates Thomas, head of the English
department, who returns after a year’s
graduate work in the University of
Miss Elizabeth Falls, instructor in
primary education, who returns from
Columbia University after a year’s
Miss Mattie Allison, training school
instructor, who returns after a year’s
study at Peabody College, Nashville.
J. C. Bachman, B.A., Baylor Univer-
sity, principal Westover Training
Miss Myrtle Head, B.S., College of
Industrial Arts, will be director of the
Cafeteria, which will be under the
management of the Home Economics
Dora G. Netterville, B.A., M.A., Un-
iversity of Texas, instructor in Tyler
High School last year; English.
Miss Gail Sleeth, B.A., University
of Oklahoma; MA, Leland Stanford
Miss Irma Langford, graduate Mary-
ville State Teachers College, Ph.B.,
University of Chicago; home economics.
Willye Caver, B.S., Southwest Texas
Teachers College, Home Economius in
the Training School.
Mrs. R. C. Harrison, B.A., Southwest
Texas State Teachers College; in-
structor in English and Spanish.
Miss Minnie Knispel, B.A., S.W.T.
T.C., instructor in Training School.
Miss Fay Harris, B.A., S.W.T.TC.,
instructor in Mathematics in the Train-
ing School and assistant in the Regis-
It is a fact worthy of note that all
the stenographic of the Southwest Tex-
as State Teachers College is done by
students of the College. These students
were trained in the commercial depart-
ment of the College.
UNDER WAY ON
Main Building and Gymnasium Princi-
pal Improvements; Athletic Field
Also Receives Needed Care.
OBCATS DEFEAT LUMBERJACKS
COLLEGE HEIGHTS reIcord attendance
JlARKS OPENING OF
Vacation time held in store no resl
for the fixtures that adorn College
Heights, he forward advance of the
Southwest Texas Teachers College ha?
necessitated many improvements that
make for more efficiency and beauty,
The hill on which the College is sit-
uated is a natural object of beauty and
therefore the buildings that adorn it
must be to some extent in keeping with
the general plan.
The main building is the center of
the improvement work. The adminis-
trative offices have been changed and
greatly improved. As the first floorj
of the main building is now it accom-
modates all the Dean’s office, Presi-
dent’s, Auditor, Star, and Main offices
To add to the efficiency of the plan the
Commercial department has been mov
ed to the Main building so as to make
it much more convenient for Prof.
Chamberlain in his office work.
The President’s office will be indeed
Coach Shelton Turns Against the Bob-
Cats For First Time.
Friday morning at General Assembly
period, the Nacogdoches football team
and their Coach, Bob Shelton, were
guests of honor. Prof. Woodson first
made a short talk on the seating ar-
rangements and then turned the meet-
ing over to the students. Leland Houk
and Sallie Ross Jones took charge and
led snappy yells.
After a cheer for Bob Shelton, he
was urged to speak to the student
body. He stated that this was the first
time in the history of the school that
he wished the Bobcats would lose. We
can’t blame Bob for turning against
his Alma Mater in this case but we
do expect him to remember us in the
gambes to come. Someone suggested
that the Nacogdoches team favor the
student body with a song. They re-
sponded by singing their school song
of the “Piney Woods”. Much enthus-
iasm was shown and was later dis-
played on the field as everyone wit-
moved to a central position in the
Main building. The main offices have’
been greatly improved but have re-
tained the same position. The Col-
lege Exchange has given way to the
President’s office and has been placed
across the hall including what used to
be the Dean of Women’s office. The
office of the Dean of Women and the
College paper editorial office are in.
the room that was once known as Prof.
The College Gym was an object for
much improvement during the recen
vacation. The boys’ dressing rooms'
were improved and finished as the in-
terior of such a structure should be.
The space for storing equipment was
Registration Should Reach the
Thousand Mark Before
The Southwest Texas Teachers Col-
lege opened its doors for registration
on Monday, September 24th, beginning
its twenty-first annual session with the
brightest prospects for a successful
year in every department of the Col-
lege. At no time in the history of the
school has the outlook seemed more
bright than at this opening. After
only two days of registration, the re-
cords showed that there had been a
total of over 750 enrolled up to that
time. As predicted in the early esti-
mates, the enrollment has reached and
passed the 850 mark, his number in-
cludes the Sub-college. Of the total
number there are about six hundred
college students and about three hund-
red in the sub-college department.
This shows a decided increase over
a credit to the school. It has been ‘- the attendance of the first week last
“COLLEGE NIGHT” IS
NIGHT BY STUDENTS
Students Enjoy “Get-Acquainted” Par-
ty of Y. W. and Y. M. C. A.
year, at which time only 636 stdents
had passed through the mills of reg-
istration. If the proportionate increase
holds up throughout the year, the
Teachers College should have a regular
session attendance of over 1500 stu-
dents this year.
Many new improvements in the
equipment of the college has facili-
tated very much the handling of such
[ a large student body. The main build-
ing has been remodeled on the inside,
many new offices built, and refurnished
to accomodate the increased number of
The cafeteria, under the new man-
agement of the Home Economics de
partment has been improved with new
inadequate, thus necessitating an addi- ie(FuPment and promises to efficiently
tional room for this purpose. I it0166/ needs of the large crowd of
T, ,,, ,. r ,, , , J Jfetudents that board there.
The athletic field was also worked „ • . ,
< , ,, • r v indications point to the most sue-
on before the opening of the training Crfful Me a„ bra„ches.
camp. As ,t ,s now, it is m atMf ar„ h
shape than ever before. than bJore, and ^ fiobfats
It is the present plan to move tht^^e out for four championships this
cafeteria to the Industrial Arts build-
ing some time during the coming
months. In this case the building now
housing the cafeteria will be removed.
The entire block in which the cafe-
teria is located will be cleared off in
the years to come.
LOBOS START SEASON TODAY
Teachers College High Invade Luther-
an College Camp; Strong Team
The Teachers College High School
football team, under the able coaching
of Jack Horton, former Bobcat star,
ear. All student activities are begin-
ning the year with enthusiasm, and the
remarkable growth that has charac-
terized the progress of the Southwest
Texas Teachers College will receive
a new impetus with the work done by
the institution this year.
PLAN FOR INTRAMURAL
Cup to Be Given to Wining Classes
In Girls Basketball.
Miss Berta Lowman, coach of the
journeys over to Seguin today for their J Teachers College girls basketball
initial <->f thP spasnn The srmad 'i teams, fostered a plan for basketball
contests between girls class teams.
There has been a committee at work
to raise money for a suitable cup to be
, awarded the winner in contests this
1 winter. Already there has been posted
a notice for the organization of the
respective teams from each class
This plan is new to this school but
every year there has been considerable
enthusiasm aroused in the class con-
tests between the girl athletes. Here-
tofore the class teams have been or-
ganized in each class independently.
This year the plan is to resemble
somewhat a league and the teams will
be definitely organized and games ar-
The business houses of the city will
contribute to a fund created ?to pur-
chase the trophy With this award in
view there should be placed in the
field of competition strong teams from
all the classes
initial game of the season. The squad
has been in training three weeks and
show excellent form. The roster con-
sists of about thirty good men from
many parts of the state. Although the
team lost some of their best men to
the Bobcats this season they will re-
plenish their ranks from the host of
The old lettermen of the Lobos who
have returned to fight for their places
on the team are: Teddy Brown, capt.,
Alden Kornegay, Sam Haynes, Blan-
sett, Curly Doyle, Lon Travis, John
Mouldin and Frank Arnold. Leonard
Stroman, Lewis Woodson, Tom Lay,
M. Gauze, Witt are also old men who
promise to show real football this sea-
son. The following men are new to
College Heights football fans but are
expected to come through in regular
Lobo style: Dain, Brewster, Jack Gary,
Cy Carroll, Carroll Horton, Tomblin,
Martin, Cotton Brannum, Krummoy,
Tom Lay, Gibbs, Bates, Elder and
Captain Brown is showing up well
in the pivot position with Woodson
working hard as runner up. The rest
of the line positions will be filled by
men having considerable experience on
the previous Lobo elevens and from
other high schools over the state.
Frank Arnold, Stroman, Haynes, Blan-
sett, Krummoy, Elder are proving real
prospect in the line, while Travis, Cur-
ly Doyle and Lloyd Bramium are hold-
ing the wing positions. In the back-
field, Kornegay and Mauldin are the
only old letter men back. They are
playing their old form, while Dain,
Jack Gary, Cy Carroll, Carroll Hor-
ton, and Brewster, all new men to the
team, are slated to make them hustle.
Dain played with the Donna High
School eleven last year under the
coaching of Raymond Cavness. Car-
roll Horton, a star on the San Marcos
High team last year is running regular
at halfback. Brewster is a real find
for one of the half back positions. Cy
Carroll also of last year San Marcos
High team, is a good bet for a back-
'i field position. Kornegay and Carroll
ADDITION TO THE FACULTY
Miss Mary Jane Boucher and her
mother, Mrs. W. R. Boucher, are ex-
pected in today from Norton, Kansas.
Mary Jane was born on August 30 last.
We welcome this addition to the facul-
ty and congratulate Mr. and Mrs.
As nearly as it can be figured, the
only bathing suit that meets the ap-
proval of the Eastern performers
would consist of the following: wool-
en hose, bloomers, long skirts fastened
to the ankles, hip boots, puttees, swea-
ter, bathrobe, sunbonnet, gas mask, and
In a game full of fumbles, the Bobcats won from Bob Shelton’s
Lumberjacks by a score of 47-6. The Bobcats clearly outclassed
the Lumberjacks m everything that it takes to win a football
game. They hit harder, played harder, charged harder and
taster, played together better, and clawed deeper during the en-
tire game than did the new team from Nacogdoches. In the whole
match except a few seconds at the start of the game, the Bob-
cats kept the ball out of their territory.
— $ The L,umberjacks made a touchdown
in the first half minute of play. Wilson
received the kickoff and after running
several yards with it, fumbled, a Nac-
ogdoches man picking up the ball and
speeding for a touchdown. Then the
Bobcats got down to work. They kick-
ed off and stopped a Lumberjack in
his own territory. After failing to gain
through the Bobcat line, Nacogdoches
was forced to punt. Then with a very
few breaks and fumbles the Bobcat
march to the goal was on. Within a
short time, the sore was 7-6 in favor
of our boys. Then Wilson and Emmett
seemed to get started. The Lumber-
jacks were not able to stop them and
they rolled gain after gain over them.
A few long runs by these half backs
and a pass or two netted another
touchdown for us.
Then the visitors seemed to tighten
down. They held us scoreless during
the next quarter. The main reason
of this, however, was the penalties as-
sessed against the Bobcats. In. the
third quarter, the Bobcats made up a
great deal of substitutes, scored again.
This time it was on a pass to Claud
Dailey. In the last quarter, the Bob-
cats scored three times, once on a pass
to Claud and another on one to Doc
Gary. The Bobcats had started ano-
ther march for a touchdown, when the
timekeeper blew his whistle.
Both teams used straight football
throughout the contest and it was only
by superior playing that we are able
to send B^b home with the little end
of the _e. Our team used a great
many p. ;es and they seemed to work
very , well. _ With Dailey and Gary on
the receiving end they were almost
sure to go. Emmett and Wilson showed
us a pretty bit of sidestepping and
making gropnd after being tackled.
Herschel was doing excellently at
quarter until he was hurt and Little
Brown had to he substituted. Brown
used his head on every oucasion and
made some pretty runbacks of punts.
Baggett seemed to know where the
holes were and Vance made some pretty
holes that did not seem to he there.
Connor showed us he was a punter by
the way he booted that old pill when
it was necessary. In the line, many
substitutes were used. Cavness seems
to be a real find by the way he played
center. He blocked some punts and
rushed the punter on several occasions.
Terry played his usual consistent game
and held his own with the rest of them.
He was in on many tackles. All the
tries for points were done by Ward
and Brownie. They redeemed them-
selves very admirably. Out of seven
attempts, they made five.
If the team plays as good next week
and all fumbling is cut out we feel sure
that we will be able to give South-
western a scrappy fight next Friday.
After all, this game was merely one
of the strides that the team is taking
to win from Southwestern and we want
to say that Bob has developed a fine
bunch of young men who can play
football. They made the Bobcat scratch.
The annual “College Night” party of
the Christian Associations was held in
the gymnasium on Saturday evening,
September 29. The purpose of the en-
tertainment was to introduce the stu-
dents to the school spirit, enabling
them to start- the year off right, and to
serve as a reunion of the old students,
as well as to serve as a “get-acquaint-
ed” occasion for all.
In order to start the process of get-
ting acquainted, the students were
formed into two rings. These rings
moved in opposite directions and at
the call of the whistle stopped and
made introductions The program of the
evening was arranged in the form of
a competitive track meet, teams being
selected from groups of students ap-
poined o represent each of the six
Teachers Colleges of the state
Much athletic skill was displayed by
some of the contestants and some real
“finds” were uncovered Teams repre-
senting Canyon, Huntsville, Nacog-
doches, Denton, Alpine, and Commerce
Teachers Colleges took part in the
contests. As a reward for winning
first place, Nacogdoches was presented
with a beautiful Loving Cup, while
Conyan received the handsome second
Much interest was displayed in the
literary events, the Dramatic contest
being particularly good. All contests
were mirth-provoking and thoroughly
After the serving of refreshments,
all students were given copies of a
new school song. All gathered around
the platform and engaged in several
stirring yells and much “pep” was in
evidence before the close of the pro-
Throughout the evening much spirit
was displayed by the different colleges,
under the leadership of Presidents jack
Horton of Alpine, Leland Hauk of Nac-
ogdoches, Smith of Denton, Eula
Biles of Commerce, Neelly Newman of
Huntsville, and Yancy Yarbrough of
The efficient judges of the athletic
events were: Messrs. Harrison, Key,
and Burkholder, and Misses McCrary
The “College Night” party was a
success from every standpoint, and the
student body is deeply indebted to Miss
Appleby and the YWCA for the firsi
enjoyable social of the year.
MENT OF S.W.T.T. COLLEGE
SECURES FINE STOCK
of Registered HcJateins to
Used in Stock and
Y. W. AND Y. M.
START YEARS TOIL
Plans Are Made for Year of Helpful
And Constructive Effort.
are two kickers worthy of most col-
With this host of material Coach
Jack Horton should have one of the
best high school teams in this sec-
tion. Last year the Lobos were coach-
ed by Pete Shands, now backfield
coach of the Bobcats, and they had an
exceptionally good season. All indi-
cations point to a repetition this year.
The agriculture department of the
Teachers College has received a car-
load of the finest, registered Holtsein
cows obtainable, and has added them
to its demonstration equipment in the
Livestock and Dairy courses.
The fourteen cows are of the rich-
est breeding and all mature cows have
been tested for milk and butter pro-
duction. These cows were secured from
the John B. Irwin herd on the Wood-
lake and Clover Farms, Minneapolis,
Minn. Mr. Irwin is a veteran breeder
of Holstein cattle, and has produced
many world’s record cows for both
milk and butter production. Prieter-
tye Maid Ormsby, one of his famous
foundation cows produced 33 pounds of
butter per week and over 1200 pounds
of butter in one year, which were
world’s records for several years. In
the Teachers College herd there arc
severalr grand-daughters of this fam-
In the Colleeg herd is one heifer
whose five nearest dams averaged 1200
pounds of butter in one year, also one
richly bred cow which produced on
test, 4 milkings per day, 90 pounds of
milk or almost 11 gallons. Many in-
dividuals in the herd have produced on
test, more than three pounds of butter
and five to eight gallons of milk per
The College is very fortunate in se-
curing this herd of fine dairy uows, as
it can demonstrate to students the type
and special characteristics that ac-
company high production in dairy cat-
See Herschel Hopson in the Star
office for a Remington Portable type-
Activities for the year 1923-24 were
planned and set in motion by the cab-
inets of the Young Men’s Christian1
Association and the Young Women’s
Association when these two groups met
in council at Stewart Lodge Septem-
ber 22 and 23.
Practical aid during registration,,
such as meeting trains and giving in-
formation and help to new students,
was part of Y.M. and Y.W. program..
Copies of the Students Hand Book,
compiled by the two organizations
working jointly, and containing val-
uable information about the college to
the new students, were handed out at
The YWCA membership campaign
has been in progress three days, and
will close this evening with a supper
for the two teams at the cafeteria. It-
is hoped, according to Janie Ivey,
chairman of the membership commit-
tee, that over four hundred girls will
he enrolled as members of the YWCA.
Any girl who failed to join during the
drive is asked to come to the YWCA
room, M. 17, and fill out the card.
The two Christian Associations are
inter-denominational, democratic stu-
dent groups which stand for clean
sportsmanship in every phase of school
life, and a broader and more perfect
understanding of Christian living. Both
associations meet each Wednesday at
Assembly period. The girls meet in
the auditorium and the men in the
YMCA reading room. Every student in
College is cordially invited to join
LOST—A small gold Wahl fountain
pen, with the initials: L.V.H. engraved
on it. If found please leave at the reg-
istrar’s office or return to owner. Re-
ward is offered. Leona Hughes.
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