The Normal Star (San Marcos, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 37, Ed. 1 Saturday, July 24, 1920 Page: 4 of 4
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'Mri NOkMAL Si’AH
V--* k- • > •
First National Bank of San Marcos
Our Optometrist fits glasses the Op-
tometry way—without drugs. If you
have eye trouble call and see him.
PAUL C. MOORE JEWELRY CO,
Next to Post Office.
MEETING AN UNDESIRABLE
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and waited for her to come up to me
while I ground my teeth in sullen
rage on account of this
forced public recognition of her,
; i d, because I saw John happily and
triumphantly in possession of my
heart’s des re, who appeared ;o be
immensely satisfied with the situa-
tion and the world at large.
What was I to do now? It was
simply out of the question for me to
take this creature, promenading
through town with me; so I decided
to take her by a round-about way to
one of the parks. We started down
the street together. I was so angry
and filled with disappointment and
chagrin that I failed to help her
upon the pavement at one street
corner, and received as a reminder
the following remarks: “Come right
back here, Bill, and help me up
these here two steps. You ain’t near
as gallant as you used to be.” 1
went back and gingerly lifted her
up the steps. A nearby policeman
looked at me, winked, and said,
She’s a bit unruly and exactin’ of yez,
ain’t she me boy? Ha! Ha! Ha!” I
was blind with rage. I said nothing,
however, but took her proffered arm
reluctantly and continued the walk
to the park.
After we had reached the park, I
found myself in a dilemna. My
mind had been so occupied with
plans of escape and anger at being
unsuccessful, that I had forgotton to
purchase lunch and none could be
bought in the park. When time for
lunch came, she wanted to know why
I hadn’t provided for it. I simply
stated that‘I had torgottten it, where-
upon she began to abuse me roundly
for lack of forethought, in the pre-
sence of a crowd of pleasure seekers.
“You’re acting mighty queer, my
Billie. What’s the matter with your
thinker? It’s beginin’ to ’pear to me
‘sif you’d like to be rid o’ me. But
there’s nothin’ stirrin’, sonny. Well,
come on; let’s eat. Its a good thing
I happened to have this box o’
crackers and can o’ sardines in my
hand bag in case of ’mergency.” I
kept silent. Her eliding language
and my cowed appearaneb and silence
furnished the pleasure seekers with
a great deal of amusement. They all
laughed, and one fellow yelled out at
me, “She’s a pretty good investment
in an emergency ’specially when a
fellow is broke, ain’t she, fBuddie?”
When would this end and sqt me
free again? I was growing desperate
and had almost reached the point to
Late in the afternoon I had per-
suaded her that it was time to go,
and I wanted to take the home-
bound six o'clock train on which l
knew my friends and the-one-to-be-
impressed would be. We took a
street car beak to the railway station
and I was continually kept “in hot
water” by the ignorant remarks she
was continually making aboue the
buildings and everything about which
she spoke. People all around me
were laughing. My head was throb-
bing. She said:
“Ain’t that a beautiful little bun-
galooloo? That’s the kind we want
ain’t it, lovey?” Every^pdjjJl'auglfted
of course. I turned hot All over, then
cold, and broke out in a cold sweat
that wilted my collar like a dish rag
and left me ^'ith ajslekish feeling in
the pit of my stomach.
Finally we reached the station,
where I thought she would leave me,
but nothing of the kind happened.
We had just got aboard when the
train started. How was my chance.
I knew this to be a through non-stop
train. Ohce out of this coach and
into the one in which I knew my
friends were, I would be safe; for I
could lock the door, and, besides,*
she was afraid to go from one coach
to another while the train was in
motion. I found a seat for her, and
told her I would have to walk back
to the front end of the coach and get
a drink of ice water, for I was feel-
ing ill. She looked at me searching-
ly, but seeing the sickly pallor on
my face, she consented. I staggered
to the front end of the coach, but
instead of getting a drink, I bolted
into the next coach, at the same
t|me slamming and locking tie’'door
behind me. „
I had at
la^t, „qfter a miss-spent
,day, managed HA ■.escape, ray undesir-
able acquaintance, and had, by a-
' Jisfactory explanation, gained the
attention of. .th-e-oi^tQ-be-impressed,
and had ousted my rival; but I fully
realized tlxat of u aif' situations. in
which "I had "ever" fouhd iriysetf,'thisJ
meeting with ah * Undesirable ac-
quaintance .was’ ’the^l •mPSit'i embarras-
sing and disappointing.
Patronize the Star Advertisers.
5-Room dwelling' on '-Normal Hill
$250.00 cash, balance $'30.00 a
month by A. M. Ramsay, Phone
282 and 286. . .... .
A one day outing to San Antonio
and our city—$3.0u; to New Braun-
fels—half day—$1.00; to Austin-
naif day—$1.75, whole day $2.00; to
Wren’s Ranch—whole or half day—
$1.50. The Oakland Six will take
you out and bring you back. Thos.
NEW NO. 9 OLIVER
WAS $100 » NOW $57
$3 DOWN, $3 MONTHLY
AFTER AUGUST 1ST, $67 r
A. M. RAMSAY, Agt.
OFFICE IN COURT HOUSE
DL OFFICE, 286
r nones: home, 280
A BETTER STORE
Cleaning and Pressing
Called for and Delivered.
Joe the Tailor
THE NORMAL TAILOR SHOP.
Cleaning and Pressing,
Very Best Service in the Tailor
Line. Call 99 W.
Also have two new Ford Sedan
cars at your service
day and night.
We never miss a train.
Call 99 W.
MISS FRANCES M. ROBERTS,
HOURS:—9 to 11 a. m., 3 to 5
500 W. T.mdsey
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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/m1/4/: accessed April 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State University.