The Normal Star (San Marcos, Tex.), Vol. 9, No. 36, Ed. 1 Saturday, August 6, 1921 Page: 1 of 4
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Summer Normal Issue
THE NORMAL STAR
Published Weekly During the School Year by the Students ol the Southwest Texas State Noiraal College
VOLUME IX. SAN MARCOS TEXAS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 1921.
COLLEGE STAGES “BACK
TO THE NORMAL”
THE PRESENT WEEK
Students and Teachers of the College With
Band, Pennants, Placards and Speeches
Make Strong Effort to Interest
Members of Student Body
to Return to College
for Further Pro-
FACULTY MADE UP OF
SUCCESSFUL AND EX-
MEN OF THE STATE.
Seventeen Men and Women ConstituteOne of
the Strongest Summer Normal Faculties
to be Found in the State. Have
S tressed Professional Pre-
paration Rather Than
Tile members of the College stu-
dent body and faculty have been
during this week promoting a “Back
to the Normal” campaign' among the
pupils of the summer normal stu-
dents. The purpose of this cam-
paign has been to interest the stu-
dents of the summer normal, most
of who are here for the first time,
to return to the college for credit
work and professional training. This
campaign was not staged primarily to
get more students for the College
but in the general interest of educa-
tion over the state. It is generally
accepted that the second grade cer-
tificate teacher is a dangerous exper-
iment, to say the least. Experience
has shown that the normal trained
teacher is better qualified than the
teacher who has acquired her teach-
ing credentials by successive state
examinations. The hope of the
schools is closely wrapt up in the
class of teachers sent out into the
field. It is recognized that a teacher
must start somewhere and that many
good teachers have come up thru
this process but it is also conceded
that the quickest and most efficient
method of becoming proficient teach -
ers is thru the training provided by
the state normals.
Baud Giving- Daily Concerts
The college band lias been giving
daily concerts in the auditorium of
the Training School as a part of the
general campaign of “Back to the
Normal” Movement. The seats have
been packed every morning. The
students of the normal have enjoyed
the music and wish that they might
ave more frequent visits from this
creditable organization during the
Information Bureaus Established
Members of the faculty and grad-
uates of the college have established
information bureaus in the basement
of the Training School building for
the convenience of the summer nor-
mal pupils who are thinking of at-
tending school here next winter.
Bureaus from the Kindergarten-Pri-
mary Department, Art Department.
Athletic, Grade, and High School de-
partments of the school are repre-
sented and competent persons are in
charge to give all the information
one may desire concerning these de-
Committee has charge of Campaign
The campaign is being promoted
by ehe following committee of
teachers and students: Betram Harry
L. C. McDonald, Lillian Johnson, H.
H. q^odman, Mrs. Lillie Mayfield,
Mrs. R.C.Harrison, and E. K. Mc-
Professor Morgan:“Why did Wash-
ington cross the Deleware?”
Maney Vest: “He wanted to go to
Conductor Kidd of the Summer
Normal faculty announces that the
summer normal examinations will be-
gin Monday morning at 7:30 o'clock
and continue thru Thursday. All
candidates for the examinations will
meet in the assembly hall Saturday
morning promptly at 7:30 for regis-
tration. It will be necessary for each,
student to have $1.40 as an enroll-
ment fee. One dollar goes, to the
State to pay the paper graders and
forty cents will pay for the paper
and blotters. The student will be
required to furnish pen and ink and
information and gray matter.
Below is given the official sche-
dule of eaxminations as issued by
the State Department of Education:
Monday forenoon: Physiology,Draw-
ing, Grammar, History of Education
Monday afternoon: Descriptive
Geography, Arithmetic, Music,
Methods of Teaching as applied to
the Elementary Branches, Biology,
Tuesday forenoon: Methods and
Management, Reading, Elementary
Composition, Child Study, Bookkeep-
ing, English History.
Tuesday afternoon: Spelling, Agri-
culture, Writing, English Literature,
Wednesday forenoon: U.S.History,
Texas History, School Laws, Advanc-
ed Grammar, School Administration,
Wedensday afternoon: Ancient His-
tory, Higher English Composition,
Thursday forenoon: Psychology,
Plane Geometry, Botany, Physical
Thursday afternoon: Civil Govern-
ment, American Literature, Modern
Two students, Misses AnnTe Lee
McDonald and Colesta Burson, were
rather seriously jolted up last Sat-
urday evening when they got a fall
from a grapevine swing on Wren’s
Ranch. The young ladies were mem •
bers of the “Y” picnic party and
were being swung when they slipt
out. Both got a hard fall but one
.of them remained unconscious for
several hours. Both were rushed to
town for medical aid. They are
now able to report to their classes.
Student in History class: “Prof.
Williams, how many nations were in
the ‘Tripple Alliance’ anyway?”
TO BE STAGED IN
NOVEMBER 10th DATE SET FOR
TION TEXAS HISTORICAL
ING AUSTIN’S FIRST
COLONY IN TEXAS
A Centenial Pageant celebrating
the founding of the first Angio-Saxor
colony in Texas by Stephen F. Austin
in 1821 will be staged in every Texas
community on Nov. 10th, if the plan
of the Texas Rotary Clubs is carried
out. Plans are about perfected for
the simultaneous production of these
historical pageants. Superintedent
Andy S. Bush of Cuero is general
chairman of the Committee and Su-
perintendent Ed. R. Bentley of Mc-
Allen is chairman of the program
committee and is writing the pageant
which will be printed and distributed
to the teachers of the State free.
The pageant will be largely in
pantomine and be richly intersperceci
with patriotic songs, solo and folk
dancing, drills and tableaux of living
statuai-y. The booklet will be ready
for distribution about September 15.
Miss Amy Thalmann of the Normal
is assisting in the preparation of the
outline and Mr. Sholts and Mrs.
Shaver have been consulted.
ONE OF FAMOUS OPEN AIR PER-
FORMERS COMING TO SAN
MARCOS UNDER AUSPI-
CES OF NORMAL COM-
The Famous Deavereaux Players
are coming to San Marcos under the
auspices of the Normal Entertain-
ment Committee for two perfor-
mances August 6th. The Deavereaux
are of the same type of players as
the famous Ben Greet and Coburn
players who have been so popular
in this country and England during-
the past quarter of a century.
The San Marcos appearances will
be in the main auditorium of the
college. The matinee performance
will begin at 3:30 in the afternoon
with the presentation of the “Ro-
mancers.” The evening performance
will be at 8:30 and the drama will be
Students will be admitted to one
show on his blanket tax, the show to
be determined by a drawing which
has been in progress this week. He
may attend the other show upon the
payment of fifty cents. Faculty mem-
bers will be admitted on the same
basis as students. General admission
MORGAN AND BENNETT SPEAK
At the regular chapel period Wed-
nesday held under the auspices of the
“Back to the Normal” committee Su-
perintendents Morgan of Eagle Lake
and Bennett of Mason spoke to the
students and both made a strong plea
for further educational training of
the students before going actively in-
to the profession.
Mr. Bennett (in History class)
“Tell briefly what was done at the
Second Continental Congress.”
Student: “They began by sending
Lloyd George a cablegram protesting
against the acts of parliament.”
The Summer Normal of the South-
west Texas State Normal College
during the present session has been
of more than average strength. They
represent the successful teachers of
the State. The faculty is made up as
L.H.Kidd B.A. Burleson College.
Superintendent of the Cameron Pub-
lic Schools. Conductor of the Sum-
mer Normal and teacher of Algebra.
J.C. Tucker B.S. South Texas
Normal College. Superintendent of
the Brenham Public Schools. In-
structor . of Mathematics.
E. R. Bentley B. A. Texas ^Christian
University. Superintendent of the
Public Schools of McAllen. Instruc-
tor of Agriculture and Reading.
Mamie E. Brown B. S. Southwest
Texas Normal College, A.M. Peabody
College. Instructor in United States
History, Mathematics and* English.
H.A.Nelson B.S. A&M College of
Iowa. Pie is the regular teacher in
Agriculture in the regular college and
is teaching Geography in the Sum-
Flora Williams received her train-
ing in the State University. She holds
a position in the English Department
in the San Marcos High School. She
is teaching English Composition.
W.R.Hardy B.A.South Texas Nor-
mal College. Superintendent of the
Public Schools of Mertzon. Instruc-
tor in Physical Geography and Civics
P.A.Bennett B. A. University of
Texas. Superintendent of the Public
Schools of Mason. Instructor in
Methods and United States History.
Charlotte Nance B.A. University of
Texas. Instructor in English.
E.B. Stover B. A. Peabody College.
Superintendent of the Orange Public
Schools. Instructor in English and
J . B. Preston A. B. Park College, Mo.
Principal of the Stephenville High
School. Instructor in Mathematics
and Physical Geography.
J-H.Gregory received his prepara-
tion at the Southwest Texas State Nor-
mal College. He is Superintendent
of the Kennedy Public Schools. In-
structor in United States History.
L.D. Williams A. B. Bay lor Univer-
sity. History Department Bracken-
ndge High School San Antonio. In-
structor in Ancient and Modern His-
tory and Civics.
Bertha Lowman B.A.Southwestern
University. She is a regular Normal
Instructor. She is teaching History
of Education and Psychology in. the
J.H.Morgan received his instruc-
tion in the South Texas Normal Col-
lege and Texas University. Superin-
tendent of Schools of Eagle Lake. He
is teaching Texas History and Read-
the Summer Normal.
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BIG RIVER CARNIVAL TO BE
HELD MONDAY, AUGUST 15
Riverside Will Be The Scene Of
, Aquatic Contests
Students who were here last year
remember the swimming anddiving
events that were held at Riverside
during the latter part of the Sum-
mer. Prizes were given for each
event and the high point ^winner for
the boys and for the girls was given
a bathing suit with a swimming
letter. The carnival was too popu-
lar not to continue so Monday,
afternoon, August 15, has been
chosen for the big day.
There will be two classes, one fof
the boys and one for the girls, with
four events in each class. First place
in each event will count five, second
place three, third place two, and
fourth place one. A prize will be
given in each event and the boy and
the girl winning the most points will
be given the bathing suit. ,
The events follow:
Free for all race up-stream. One
for boys and one for girls.
Five times around the platforms
for boys and one and one half around
Form swimming contest:
One for boys and one for girls.
Side stroke, breast stroke, overhand,
back stroke, and crawl. (The contest-
ant will enter the water each time
by a plain front dive from the plat-
One for the boys and one for the
Running front dive (plain or
Running forward jacknife.
Rope dive. "
!Tartherest uiWier water dive.
Four voluntary dives. (A written
list must be submitted beforehand.)
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The Normal Star (San Marcos, Tex.), Vol. 9, No. 36, Ed. 1 Saturday, August 6, 1921, newspaper, August 6, 1921; San Marcos, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth614487/m1/1/: accessed April 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State University.