The Normal Star (San Marcos, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 21, Ed. 1 Saturday, March 10, 1923 Page: 3 of 4
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TOE NORMAL STAR
TWO MORE SPLENDID
NUMBERS ON THE NORMAL
(Continued from page One)
First National Bank of San Marcos
platform can bring to us intonations
that seem actual echoes of the south-
Mrs. Haskell is a versatile and crea-
tive artist, who by means of her varied
programs and great dramatic power
gives a complete evening’s entertain-
ment unassisted. The extent and variety
of her programs may be seen from the
“If I Were King”, by Justin Huntly
J. M. Barrie’s “Quality Street.”
“The Three Weavers”, Anne Fel-
“The Jester’s Sword”, Anne Fellows
“The Hour Glass”, W. B. Yeats.
George Middleton’s “Nowodays.”
Victor Hugo’s “Lies Miserables.”
Victor Hugo’s “Ninety-Three.”
Dramatic recital of Dickens’ “David
“Marse Chan”—a tale of Old Virgin-
ia, by Thos. Nelson Page.
Selections from Shakespeare.
“Meh Lady”—a story of the War,
by Thos. Nelson Page.
“Captain January”—arranged from
Laura E. Richard’s story, by Mrs.
“How Men Propose”—love scenes
from various authors.
“Dr. Luke of the Labrador”, by Nor-
“The Flower of Youth”—a romance,
by Roy Rolfe Gilson.
Selections from Robert Browning.
An afternoon for little folks and
SCHOOL; GAME MONDAY NIGHT
BEAUTIFUL MUSICAL PROGRAM
RENDERED FRIDAY MORNING
Batnd, Orchestra and Solos Entertain
Students; Music Department of
Normal Best in World.
KAT SKRATCHES SAYS:
Playing and singing before the stu-
dents of the Normal the Band and Or-
chestra gave a delightful program Fri-
day morning at' the regular assembly
The eighteen piece orchestra- started
the ball a-rolling with two splendid
selections, after which Martha Wood-
son sang “You Better Ask Me”, in a
way that not a word was missed by
the attentive audience. The Orchestra
then played “The Student’s March”, af-
ter which Ed. Barrow, director of the
Normal and town band, played a beau-
tiful cornet solo.
Prolonged applause could not bring
the orchestra back, for the Band was to
give a few selections and the time al-
lotted to the assembly period was slip-
ping by. The band did give two splen-
It is a praiseworthy fact that the
Music department of the Normal has
taken the turn it did. With, a band
and an orchestra and individuals that
are able to put over a program such
as we heard yesterday, I believe there
is no one who will gainsay it if I say
that we have a bunch of “trrusicales”
that rival the best in auy school. The
fact that the assembly period is to be
increased by some ten minutes for the
next term will give us a greater op
portunity to hear them oftener.
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honor students, we, the males of the
three classes named in the headline of
the article, believing that the past re-
cords of the Sophomore class have
nothing to do with the present prowess
of said class, and being willing to give
said Sophomore class an opportunity
to prove the ability on the basket ball
court, do hereby formally and publicly
accept the challenge offered by the
males of the Sophomore class, leaving
it up to the President of the Sopho-
mores to set the time for the playing
of the game which will decide whether
or not the present Soph class is able
to uphold the records made by former
members of that class in an athletic
We understand that the date has
been set for Monday night, March 11.
Whatever the two factions may say,
there remains this fact: The two teams,
so far as we have been able to deter-
mine, are pretty equally matched, both
teams counting among its members an
almost equal number of “T” men, and
in addition, a host of reserve material.
Among the men that wil most likely
appear on the Sophomore line-up are
Lowman, Kalina, Coers, Shelton, Brown,
Boggus. It is hardly probable that
anything we might dope out for you
with regard to who will comprise the
other team will be anything like ac-
curate. We can however mention
some of those who are likely to play:
Hildreth, Horton, Shands, C. Kellam,
Barrow, the two Warren Brothers,
Brown, and a number of men from the
Senior team which were in action
against the Faculty last week.
Whatever the result, we predict that
it won’t be a run-away for either team,
and that you will be well repaid by
I shall never marry till I meet a
man who is my direct opposite.
Oh, Kitty, there are a number of in-
telligent men in this neighborhood.
The Baylor students express their
sentiment in favor of the Chamber
Wesly Bradshaw, the Baylor pride, is
to take charge of athletics at Texas
Military School next year.
The Baylor Bears completed their
basketball schedule Saturday night
when they lost to the Rice Owls by
the score of 32-18. The Bruins won
the tilt Friday night, but failed to show
the same form Saturday.
Tennis is being considered very ser-
iously at Baylor this year. They have
five duel contests besides the confer-
East Texas Normal College.
The East Texas Normal five won
over the Huntsville Normal Bearcats
Wednesday night in a close game of
Ko ckpf nn 11
The E. T. Lions are making prepar-
ations for the coming baseball season.
They have a host of new material and
eight old letter men back.
Southwestern University won over
Trinity University in a triangular de-
bate Friday night.
.Active work has begun on the May
Festival at Southwestern.
Tbe beginning, or the date when ex-
aminations were first given, is probably
unknown, yet people know that ages
ago, professors, sages, and wise men
had the habit or at least had the prac-
tice of giving to their pupils examin-
ations in an attempt to test their pu-
pils’ ability; so the custom has passed
down from teacher to pupil through
many ages. . . ...
The Chinese gave examinations which
required that the student be shut up in
a small room for a number of weeks.
Many of the students _ went crazy, for
they were allowed neither to see nor
tc speak to anyone. (You people that
are interested in these so-called cam-
pustry courses, aren’t you glad our
profs aren’t Chinamen?) If they sur-
vived, I mead the Chinese pupils, they
were mental wrecks. So of what use
were the tests?
In later years the profs began to be-
lieve in the theory that the more exam-
inations a student could pass the smar-
ter he was. What do the most of you
all think? Only this: that the more
examinations you can keep from taking
the smarter you are. Frankly now, is
that right? . .
There are many reasons for giving
and for not giving examinations, and
some of the questions which arise are:
Of what value are examinations? Do
they serve the purpose of a true test?
Is it an efficient test for every pupil?
Is it the fault of the student that he
crams just before exams, and then does
his best to forget the ordeal and the
knowledge he has crammed into him-
self just as soon as he can?
But, says Kat Skratches, that amt
the question now. The thing uppermost
and foremost in my mind right now is:
“How am I going to pass them things
next Thursday and Friday and Sat-
* * * *
One small act of courtesy may pass
unnoticed; but if the act is repeated it
becomes a hibit. The library furnishes
a splendid opportunity to practice ha-
bits of courtesy and good breeding.
K. S. is a firm believer in this.
* * * *
Books, like friends, help us to grow,
to be of greater service to ourselves
and to others. We honor and love our
friends, counting them too priceless for
ill treatment, but we cut, tear, and
abuseNgenerally our books. If^ we lack
a proper respect for books, let’s get it!
* * * *
All freshmen at West Virginia Uni-
versity must be actively engaged_ in
some recognized college activity with-
in two weeks after school begins or ex-
plain to the Student Council some log-
ical reason for not doing so. K. S. is
ot the opinion' that nothing finer was
ever thought of in any college or uni-
versity. Even here in S.W.T.N. such
a proceedure would never hurt any-
one, but do a lot of people a lot of
A NEW ONE
“When do the leaves
The humorist sits at his typewriter
Tears his hair,
He does his utmost to produce a laugh
From folks to dr on
A loud guff an,
A chuckle or a smile will do as well,
Still he sits and thinks,
Winks and blinks,
And finally goes
Then folks laugh
“The day before exams.”
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Prints Fancy Stationery, Re-
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PRESIDENT EVANS RE-
TURNS FROM N. E. A. MEET-
ING HELD AT CLEVELAND
(Continued from page One)
dents representing all sections of the
State of Michigan. The plant consists
of a Main Gymnasium building costing
approximately $250,000, a Training
School building estimated at $75,000, a
Science building costing $150,000, and a
Manual Training building costing $100,-
000. The buildings are comparatively
new and modern in every respect. Few
Normal Colleges in America have
climbed more rapidly than has the
Western State Michigan Normal Col-
* * * *
Once there was a bull-dog who was
in the habit of jumping at conclusions.
This old dog’s name was August, and
one day August jumped at the conclu-
sion of the Old Gray Mule. The next
day was September, because that was
the last of August.
Moral: Don’t jump at conclusions.
Betsy Bates (reading her theme be-
fore English) : “Here, kid; take this
plug out of the shafts—feed him, and
come around in the A. M. for your pay.”
Mr. St. Clair: “Such terrible lang-
uage. You should say, ‘most noble
youth, extricate the quadruped from
the vehicle, stabulate him, donate to
him a sufficient quantity of nutritious
ration, and when the aurora or morn
glides the eastern horizon I will^award
thee with a sufficient compensation for
thy irksome labor’.”
Advanced Spring Models
Now on Display
Cleaning, pressing, dying, etc. One day service
Norwood’s Tailor Shop
We Cater to Students’ Wants
Stationery, note books,, tablets,
pencils, inks, etc.
Best ice cream in San Marcos.
Visit our fountain.
G. T. BASS AND SON
We carry a large assortment of Toilet Articles and
School Supplies of every kind.
I Have Opened a
NEW BARBER SHOP
In front of the Modern Tailof
Shop. Will appreciate your
SPRING IS HERE-
FOR EVERY NEED
New Arrivals Every Week
MATTIE L. WATKINS
Parlor Barber Shop
Select the best Commercial
School and get the best training.
Fill in and mail for our large
free catalogue and make com-
parison. We teach Bookkeep-
ing, Shorthand, Business Fin-
ance, Radio, Cotton, Telegraphy
and Civil Service. We also teach
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The Normal Star (San Marcos, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 21, Ed. 1 Saturday, March 10, 1923, newspaper, March 10, 1923; San Marcos, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth614412/m1/3/: accessed April 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State University.