The Normal Star (San Marcos, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 37, Ed. 1 Saturday, July 24, 1920 Page: 3 of 4
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THE NGUMAL STAR
THE NEW AND
“PICK O’ THE PL A YS”
SATURDAY & MONDAY
It’s a mighty discouraging thing, Bill,
When you're all out or luck and you’re blue
To have people throw it in your face, Bill—
The things you’re trying to do.
Perhaps you thought they were right, old boy.
I’m not saying they were.
But you got discouraged and gave up, Bill,
For the battle you seamed to fear.
And you thought the old world was shunning you boy,
For everything seemed strange and cold.
Then you gave up the fight poor lad,
Because you were not brave and bold.
You were shivering out your life, old boy—
Discouraged, forsaken, lorlorn,
And you did not care what became of you,
And you wished you never’d been born,
When someone whom you loved, old boy,
Stept up and said that he ‘Cared’,
And you got a heartful of courage, my boy,
From that one big soulful word.
And you’ve won the battle to fame old boy,
And the past seem so clearly absurd.
Have you forgotten the fellow who helped you boy,
By saying the one little word?
So while you are 'dreaming happily old boy,
And making the gold by the load!
Do you ever think perhaps some one like you,
Has been lost on the same old road.
And say do you, like most of the rest,
Just give him a shove and a sneer,
Or do you like one who helped you,
Whisper the word that you ‘Care’? i
Life is the road and life is the goal
No matter which path you may choose.
And you’re only one of the gang, old boy,
To find what the others may loose.
And you did not win alone old boy,
Although you may think you did,
For some one was help ng and telling you how,
When you were only a kid.
Then don’t be so cold with dignity, old boy,
And think you’re so smart you’re feared,
But tty to bte worthy ol those who helped you,
By telling some one that you ‘Cared’.
A. B. ROGERS
WE INVITE YOU
to call at the
In Post-Office block
LECTRIC MASSAGE and
Undertakers and Embalmers
ELECTRIC HAIR CLIPPER
San Marcos, Texas
Give us a trial
FRANK BYLER, Prop
A cordial welcome awaits all teachers and students
within our gates for the summer - to our church, Sun-
day school and Epworth League.
Sunday school 9:45
Epworth League 7. p. m.
Preaching 10:50 A. M. and 8 P. M.
Come and bring your friends.
JOE.F. WEBB, Pastor.
In behalf of the Alumni Associa-
tion we wish to express our thanks
and appreciation for the good service
rendered the association by the Do-
mestic Science Department' at the
Home-Coming. Such a banquet
would have been impossible, regard-
less of price, without the kindness
and hard work of Misses Thompson,
Davis, Griffith, Rathbone, and other
helpers—we thank them heartily.
MAMIE E. BROWN
(Out-going Pres, of Ass’n.)
(In-coming Pres, of Ass’n)
We Cater to Students’ Wants.
Make our store your headquarters.
We deliver free.
Quality Drugs and Soda.
Last Friday evening about five
o’clock, Miss Susie Taylor, Miss David
McCoy, and Mr. Ralph Watkins start-
ed on a swim from Riverside to
Rogers Park. They made the trip in
excellent time, going as the dam at
Rogers, a distance of about a mile.
The swimmers reported a delight-
ful trip, Tommy Newton, who manned
the boat down stream vouches for
the fact that no stops were made
On reaching Rogers it was decided
that refreshments were needed so
the hamburger stand was visited.
On the return trip Miss McCoy
and Mr. Watkins furnished the mo-
t er power for the boat, while Miss
Taylor did valient service with a
leacky tin can, altho she protested
that it was unlawf' * to exact exces-
sive bail of any man. They all agreed
that next trip the boat would get to
stay at home, as it is less exertion
to walk back.
A good start has been made now,
others follow the example. The few
cuts and scratches that you will get
from the reeds growing too near the
top of the water, will be more than
counter-balanced by the glory of the
The society met Monday with a
good crowd. The program was one
of the best we have listened to this
year. Mr. Birdwell’s address was
greatly appreciated and the society
welcomes him back when his time
will allow him to accomodate us to
that extent. Mr. Birdwell gave
some very interesting facts relating
to the problems of the schools and
school people of today. Statistics on
the illiteracy of the American people,
based on reports of the intelligence
department of the United States
army gave an insight into the real
condition of our school systems.
To quote Mr. Birdwell on one
statement, he says, “There Is more
patriotism developed on the play-
grounds of the American school than
ir the school rooms. I considered
a black eye one of the greatest assets
that I could acquire when I was a
school boy.” He informed us that
the schools of today were not what
they must be in the future, that
thoughts of today were much dif-
ferent than thoughts of a few years
past, and that if we expected to be
among the class of the better pre-
pared teachers we must meet the
condition by better training.
The society accepted the question
for the Inter-society debate as select-
ed by the committees of the two
societies and informed the Chautau-
quans of the acceptance. The ques-
tion as agreed on will be published
in the next issue of the Star.
We look forward to the time when
the battle will be fought with all the
ardor and bravery of a veteran of the
front line trenches just before the
The society will celebrate with a
social program on August 5th. Ar-
rangements are being made for a
gala time for all. Watch the Harris-
Blair space for further announcement
H0FHE1NZ SODA FOUNTAIN
Pure Ice Cream
Genuine Coco Cola
Fruits and candies
East side square.
A Cents Other eatables
** .per lb. equally low priced.
N. Austin St,
w R est aurant ^
Nesbitt’s Barber Shop
East Side Square
Next First National Bank
We Save You Money
on Dry Goods and
West Side of Square.
L. J. DAILEY
Ladies and Gents
“Mid Summer Hats”
For Sport Wear
On All Occasions
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The Normal Star (San Marcos, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 37, Ed. 1 Saturday, July 24, 1920, newspaper, July 24, 1920; San Marcos, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth614367/m1/3/: accessed April 26, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State University.