The Normal Star (San Marcos, Tex.), Vol. 10, No. 37, Ed. 1 Saturday, July 15, 1922 Page: 2 of 4
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THE NORMAL STAR
Summer Term, 1922.
Editor-in-Chief______ Henry Pochman
Mgr. Editor_________—.Alfred J. Ivey
walked upon and hurt; but he has not
time for discouragment and feeling, he
must plunge ahead and play the game.
In athletics each movement is grace-
ful and light, using the least possible
effort; it is the relaaxtion of the bas-
ket ball player when shooting for a
basket that determines his accuracy,
the ability to give way to total relaxa-
tion is the greatest asset of a shot
putter, between every stroke the swim-
mer jplaxes, and between every pitched
ball the batter gives way to relaxa-
tion over strain and concentration. If
we learn nothing else from athletics
than the art of relaxation, it is well
worth our time. The strain of modern
life will soon wear us out unless we
can relax. It has been said that “the
secret of Roosevelt’s wonderful energy
was his ability to relax readily.”
O. C. Stroman, Robert Saunders,
Elizabeth Fulton, Lynda Remy, Arlyn
Johnson, D. L. Walker, Paul Milam,
Sy wJtTn Fr> On the small territory of a gridiron,
T .1- p ’ - J. diamond or court countless situations
kf’rflk,™5 Oona’dson and U«a:arise- Qm learn's t0 speedily adapt
■ --L--‘........- j himself, to meet the unexpected, there-
BUSINESS STAFF 1 by developing ingenuity and mental
Business (Manager________Alfred Weir an4 physical flexibility. .Athletics
- trains to alertness and poise. The
Published weekly during the school player learns to keep wide awake with
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his eyes on the ball. Instead of being
frustrated by the unexpected plays and
the cheering of the stands, he keeps
his head up with his eyes on the ball.
Athletics developes quick, accurate
judgment and ready decision athletes
must instantly judge distance, force and
sped accurately. Rapid accurate think-
ing is essential to business or social
success. If the business man, manag-
ing a project involving thousands of
dollars overlooks one little point the
project will fall through. Should he
delay another will take advantage of
his delay and realize his dreams. So
what better training for a youth than
a game where he must think with ut-
most speed and accuracy. Coach Stagg
of the University, of Chicago, has made
a very careful study and found out that
the athletes that have gone out from
that institution have practically all
made a success of their life’s work.
The danger, and the thing that might
destroy the good effect of athletics is
—over enthusiasm or the intense desire
to win.. The use of unfair means to
win where competition runs high, this
evil often creeps in, and challenges all
that can be done to make a team and
its rooters see that it is the game,
clean and fair, that they should value
above victory. When the code of the
game is carried out with the true spir-
it of a sportsman, there is no better
moral education than athletics. Noth-
ing so successfully educates a youth
along certain moral lines, for he will
enthusiastically follow the means of
fair play in a game, when he would
laugh at “cut and dried” fairness as
thought of in connection with morali-
ty. The instinct of fair play is in us
all. Any game whether it be marbles
or our great national sport, is fascin-
ating to youth. Consequently, if we
weave into the rules and regulations
of the games the spirit of fair play,
self-control, discipline, loyalty and
service, these principles will be taken
enthusiastically as a part of the game.
Athletics will reach the point where
men will not only seek to show who
is the best mentally and physically,
but to show who is the best “sport”.
We will learn to win without boasting
and to loose without grudge.
If we give way to temper, our op-
(By Vannie Perkins)
Since the purpose of education is
complete living, the maximum and bal-
anced exercise of our three natures,
physical, moral, and intellectual, it
must be to adequately train all three.
To know Geometry and. Physics by the
bookful, but be otherwise untrained is
as lacking in education as to have
perfectly ‘trained muscles but have a
mind that is incapable of concentra-
tion. At the same time one may be
well trained as to physical and intel-
lectual feats, but be unable to control
his moral nature, then he is as un-
educated as either of the above. To be
educated one must have attainment in
Then this brings us to the need of
athletics in our high schools and col-
leges. You will agree with me that on
the ahtletic field the best rnoral_ train-
ing is received in connection with the
physical training. Without this physi-
cal and moral training our educational
system is unbalanced. Some ignore ath-
letics and stick to the old path of La-
tin, Arithmetic, and Reading—'“You’d
better leave that old rough football and
basket ball alone, son, and study your
books”, does not seem unfamiliar to
most of us, although we are fast grow-
ing out of this Analytics. Physics, or
Greek and fail to see the need of phy-
Athletics is broader than mere train- | ponentsc will score while we are wrang-
ing of the physical body; it streng- ling. If e take time for excuses, the
thens all three phases of a well bal- j opposing team will run away with the
anced education. It teaches bodily game. If we let our courage down the
grace, speed and accuracy. It develops j other will quickly take advantage and
intellect by requiring quick thinking, j slip by us. So you see that self-con-
good judgment and decision. It gives trol and perserverance are winning qua-
lities in athletics as in every-day life.
The spirit of fellowship that is kind-
led on the gridiron is the basis of the
greatest of all arts, that is, the art
of getting along with your fellow man
even tho he be your opponent. Games
are builders of fellowship, you never
forget the men that fought Denton or
Southwestern with you, but the names
of your former class mates soon slip
The competition of athletic games
developes determination, a characteris-
tic which jmce developed, lasts thru
“ ' a good tackle a
that first of all we must be good ani- the job ahead of him, every muscle
mals. Women’s as well as men’s need must be determined. If one muscle
for physical education is fast being re- lags, the man may hesitate and miss
cognized. The recent war brought some the tackle. Could you find a better
facts concerning our physical fitness means of training for perfect co-ordin-
for great tasks, that probably would ation of mind and muscle? When the
have taken us many years to have batter strikes he must act immediately,
learned under normal conditions. Ath- When you think of the speed and
letics builds up our constitutions to curve, you can grasp the high degree
stand the strain of an everyday ener- of co-ordination betwen mind and
getic life. A healthy, robust body muscle, or the batter will fail to hit the
furnishes material for gray matter, ball.
Furthermore athletic work persued For developing courage athletics is
along right 'lines, puts one in a whole- unsurpassed. Suppose a football man
some frame of mind and encourages is hurt and his team needs his help
good habits. That student has never to win the game; does he leave the
been found that is too busy that he game on account of his injuries? But,
has no time for athletic work, what- if he stays in the game and does not de-
ever form it may be, because the stu- liver and the fans think that he should,
dent that puts in an hour at handball they begin to “yell”; should he quit?
every day can accomplish more in an He would be “yellow”, and a disgrace
hour’s study than the other student to his team and school. So he sets
can in two hours. aside all personal feeling of injuries
Athletics gives us stamina, enabling and plays the game as best he can; not
us to resist pain. The football player for personal glory or love for victory,
may be down in the mud, his body but for the love of the game through
the spirit of athletics.
“Three stories high
And sixty in;
(Many a sigh
So let’s begin.”
Us an opportunity to form and prac-
tice our ideas of fair play, eventemper-
ateness, determination, preserverance,
and courage. As Head Coach John W.
Heismann of the University of Penn,
has put it. “We have schools for law-
yers, engineers and doctors; we have
schools for the teachers and the clergy,
but the only school where honesty, de-
termination, courage, and sportsman-
ship are taught, is the athletic field.”
All things must be done by man and
unless man feels like he can do all
things he is not an all-around-man.
To be an ideal man is ideal and a goaU out life. To make
of education. Educators have agreed player’s mind must
Janet Arendale and Alice Keifer are
both from -Sommerville. Janet teaches
in Saratoga, but spends her vacations
in S. W. T. N. C. Do you call her
sane or insane? Still she holds her
popularity. Alice makes here wonder-
land here. She is a good sport, and
her future idealized will take her fur-
ther than Normal Hill.
Beulah Stephens comes from Gilmer,
Texas. Her main attractions seem to
be in Austin, judging from her regu-
larity in paying Mrs. Woodson a visit
Mary McKinney is lending her tal-
ents in the musical world at her home
on Bishop, Texas, and will soon trans-
fer her accomplishments to Baylor U.
We hate to lose her, but there is more
than one attraction there.
Constance Smith, Robstown, but
formerly of Fentress, assures us of
the fact that she can’t be rivalled in
Elizabeth and Edna Norman are two
sisters from Liberty, Texas. Edna is
a drawing card as to popularity here,
while Elizabeth’s chief attraction seems
to lie over a long distance telephone
Thelma Edmundson of Rockdale,
Texas assures the world that she loves
a good time. We like her. Life is
empty without its joys.
Grace Mangum comes from Cameron
—but we are wondering if she’s going
back after two years steady company
with the “Short Stop”. You’ll have to
come back to find out.
Mrs. Eula Ward—Rosenburg, Texas,
took her degree (Mrs. Master of Right-
ful Strategy) before her diploma. (Wh
can’t we work our heads like that?)
Willie Mae Buckholts—Gonzales.
What would Bill do without Garnet—
an inseparable pair.
Viola Valenta hails from Moulton,
Texas. A fine pound box of candy is
worth vamping youir friend’s best beau.
Hazel and Emmett Rice come to us
from Prairie Lea, but San Marcos
claims them. Always in a good hu-
mor and ready to help the other feller,
which gains for them many friends
among both boys and girls.
Namie Reet—Giddings, Texas,—just
as good as she is sweet.
Alta Reasons—Devine, Texas. If we
could all be as ulcky as she is we
would have a diamond too. Her per-
sonality carries her through.
Oleta Jackson—Cameron, Texas,—al-
ways ready with a helping hand.
Clara Koch from Flatonia, is quiet-
ness personified (on the outside). If
all were like her, peace would reign
forever on the second floor.
Marie L. Gerstman—San Antonio—
very refined. Dignity itself, but a very
Gertrude Dukes—Milano, Texas—but
extremely sympathetic and good-
Ernestine and Clara Mergenthaler
are from Shiner, Texas. There must
be an added attraction elsewhere, for
they leave us often.
Winnie D. Probst is also from
Shiner. If all were like her we w°uld
not have the usual “study4iours”, girls.
Ann Walker—Joaquin, Texas—very
demure and intellectual.
Altonio and Octavia Wharton—Joa-
quin, Texas—unselfishness through and
through. Altonio takes away the A's
from Normal, but is afraid of River-?
side; Octavia likes her fun.
Otha Chandler—Rotan, Texas—has
just arrived, but she knows us already.
Why do they all learn to know us
Misses Margaret, Fannie and Annie
Boyce—Runge, Texas—all three boos-
ters of S. W. T. N. C. People like
these make our school go.
Lena Jordon—Thrall, Texas. We
admire her for her determination.
John Willie and Gladys Guinn, Dale,
Texas. Ambitions: To get a diploma
from S. W. T. N. C.
Allie Mae Wiseman, LaVernia, Tex-
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HANDY SHOE SHOP
Shoes fixed while you wait. All
kinds shoe work. Next to Rogers’.
l Hopkins St.
SHOE SHOP—113 West
Let us save your soles.
Fried Chicken and everything at the
Post Office Cafe.
Phone 87—if you want your trunk
hauled promptly. Dobbins Transfer.
5c to 50c Store
QUALITY, LOW PRICE
as. As dainty as pretty.
Cossette Lawrence—San Antonio.—
What would we do without her to
sing for us.
Helen Netwon—Thorndale, Texas.—
Another songbird, also noted for her
Mable Hines—Thorndale, Texas.—
She has music .in her fingers and in her
soul. With this talent, we wonder why
she’s here, but what could we do with-
Lena Winklen—Lexington, Texas.—
You can count on her standing for her
own. She will never be led off.
Virgie Killough—Devine, Texas.—A
wonderful character. What nicer could
Juliette Galbgeath—Terrell, Texas.
—Her feet just instinctively glide to
the music. She has a host of friends.
Ossie Jennings, Troie, Texas.—Aris-
tocracy from all sides. A lovely girl.
Ethel Nichols—Troie, Texas.—We
like her better since her hair is bobbed.
She’s a good sport.
Elinor Gartt, Terrell, Texas.—Some
people are naturally beautiful. She
chances to be one of them.
Maurine Goodman—Terrell, Texas.—
A lovely disposition and a wonderful
Elva Pence—Terrell, Texas.—As neat
as a pin, and a good student.
Thelma Ellis—Caldwell, Tex.—“Cork
that energy, please”, but she is nice.
Grace Sutorius—San Antonio,—Quiet
but nevertheless, interesting.
Vera and Ezra Morison—'Houston.—
Charming girls. Those brown eyes
just talk to you.
Ruby Munsche—Houston.—Full of hu-
mor, a good entertainer.
Marshall and Ellen Gause are the
two roses among many thorns, never-
theless, they are ladies-men, and we
couldn’t do without them.
Do we live happily ever afterwards?
Yes! Why shouldn’t we?
FOR SALE—Underwood Typewriter.
Practically new, price reasonable. E.
M. Cain, 422 N. Austin St., San Marcos
Texas, or see me on the college campus.
A delightful and cool place to eat
dinner is the Post Office Cafe.
j Add One Lyre.
The wife# of a Methodist minister in
,West Virginia has been married three
| times. Her maiden name was Part-
; ridge, her first husband was named
Robins, her second husband Sparrow,
| and the present Quail. There are two
| young Robins, one Sparrow, and three
I Quails in the family. One grandfath-
| er was a Swan and another a Jay, but
jhe’s dead now and a bird of Paradise.
jThey live on Hawk Avenue, Eagleville,
l Canary Island, and the fellow who
i wrote this is a Lyre and a member of
| the family.—Valley Enterprise.
! Mother: “These are Camels, Ruth.”
( Ruth: “Now, mother, take me over
to see the Fatimas.”
A young colored couple were sitting
at the foot of the Statue of Liberty.
Tom was holding Mannie’s hand.
“Tom,” said Manny, “Does you-all
know why dey has such small little
lights on de Statue o’ Liberty?”
“A dunno,” replied the Ethiopian
swain, “unless it’s- because de less
light, de mo’ liberty!”—Ex.
Phone 87—Don’t miss that train.
BOGGUS SHOE SHOP—113 West
Hopkins St. Let us save your soles.
. ICE CREAM—$1.25 per gallon de-
livered. Dobbins ConfectionV, phone 86.
One of the most
of shoes and hos-
iery in town.
“A Better Store For Men”
CLEANING AND PRESSING CALLED FOR AND
Telephone Number 42
Get Your Supplies at TIE EXCHANGE
THE BROWN STUDIO
Have your photo made at a first class studio.
Amateur work daily. Phone 328.
H. BREVARD CO.
The House of Values.
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