The Normal Star (San Marcos, Tex.), Vol. 10, No. 16, Ed. 1 Saturday, February 4, 1922 Page: 2 of 4
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THE NORMAL STAR
Editorial Staff, Winter Term, 1922
Editor __________________ B,en Baines
Managing Editor_______Roland Perry
Paul Milam, Mary Haile Austin,
Henry Pochman, Elizabeth Flake,
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Loyal Students—What Do You Think
Yes, it may be alright to yell and
root for your own school, in fact, it
seems to us to be the propel thing to
do. It is being 'done in all the very
best families this season. We, even in
our dignified position in _ life, some-
times indulge our enthusiastic spirits
to the extent of emiting a few joyful
sounds when we behold an extra bru-
liant play that has been executed by
one of the members of our own team.
But how about' the student, who has
been attending one school during the
earlier years of her young life, and
then starts to lending her majestic pre-
sence around the sacred precincts o_
old S. W. T. N. C., and when the two
representative teams of .these two dif-
ferent schools meet on the athletic
fields in friendly competition, instead
of using her talents for the encour-
agement of the team of the school
which she is now attending, she howls
with glee when she sees the visitors,
her previous cohorts, putting it -all ovei
the boys who make up the team of
the school which she is supposed to be
in sympathy with? Some of the rest
of ms used to be members of the stu-
dent body of other schools, but when
we severed our connections with those
schools; and transferred _ our interests
to the Normal, we did it because we
thought Normal would come nearer to
giving us what we were after. It
stands to reason .that if we had rather
see another school win at any sort of
contest, than Normal, we would have
chosen that particular school and
would have supported her to the last
ditch! We believe that the policy of
“Win or lose, my school !” is one of
the best ways of demonstrating our
loyalty; of showing our trule colors.
During the late war, when a man
was heard to make statements which
would lead to the belief that he was_m
sympathy with the enemy, he was giv-
en a summary court martial, and shot
the very next time the sun rose.
There was never a stronger suppor
ter of the spirit of “Good Sportsman-
ship” than we, ourselves. When the
opposing team makes a brilliant .play,
we believe in giving them credit for
it. But we do not think it shows the
“proper attitude” for a stuldent, of any
school whatever, to be more vocifTer-
ous over the winings of the visiting
team than over those of their own team.
Those young ladies certainly showed
where they would stand if it came to
a show-down. Just suppose it came
to a question of standing on one side
of the fence, or the other, in the sup-
port of a Notmal institution. Would
a girl of the sort referred to in this
article be very miich of a help to the
Old School? We think not. And we
think that the loyal students of S. W.
T. N. C. will look at the matter just
as we do.
Our advice to the loyal (?) young
ladies who were so happy about the vic-
tory of Southwestern over Normal, is
that they gather their skirts about
them, and hie them over the trail that
The Normal Star
Your Good Will and Patronage
leads to the Registrar’s office of the
school which they seemingly prefer
rather than Mother Dear. And in the
same breath, we wish to advise the
Registrar 6f that school to be very
cautious about granting admission to
stufdents that have proven disloyal in
another school. What a person has
done she might do again. And we
think that students of that caliber will
In conclusion, we will state that some
years ago, we were ourselves a mem-
ber of the student body of Southwest-
ern University. And while we were
there, we gave every bit of the school
spirit and loyalty in our make-up1 to
the support of the institutions of that
school. But when we transferred our
interests to S. W. T. N. C., we be-
came, to the very best of our ability,
a 'LOYAL student of the latter school.
Maybe you think it was easy to go
over to Georgetown and see old
schoolmates getting beat last October
ninth, and see the Frat brothers out
there on the gridiron, fighting against
the men in the Maroon and Gold. But
which side do you think we yelled for?
Well, if we had yelled for S. U. we
wouldn’t have come back and entered
S. W. T. N. C. and told everybody
about how loyal we had been. Now,
get us straight. We are not howling
about getting beat. If there is any
one thing we loathe more than another
it is a rotten sport who can’t be a
good loser. But what all this row is
abouit, is the fact that people who are
supposed to be loyal students, standing
for the up-building of Normal, refuse
to stand hitched. We admit that the
Pirates licked us fair and square. But
that don’t mean that we have to rush
out and grab them around the neck
and tell them how we love them for it!
Diid blame ’em, we’ll fight ’em just
as hard as we can the very next chance
we get! And we hope that all students
who are not ashamed of the school
they go to, will help us to win the
fight. ' At least, if they haven’t the
courage to yell AGAINST the enemy,
we hope that they will not be so yellow
as to yell for them!
The Star has found it an excellent
custom in the past to give an individ-
ual write-ulp to the members of the
football and other teams, as well as to
all others who win distinction as re-
presentatives of the' Normal. This is
no more than is due the people who
have done much to put the Normal
on tlje athletic map of Texas and to
give her the renown she now holds in
debate and oratory. It is right and
proper that we should honor in every
way the wearers of the big “T”, our
debaters and all who represent us.
But we must not overlook the great
est honor that could come to a college
student. The honor that will not be
fleeting, the triumph of an hour, is
graduation from that college.
To be a college graduate sets one
apart for a higher duty and one tak-
ing a degree from the Normal becomes
our representative, not for the season
but for life.
Achievement of this character is
something more than the culmination
of four years of hard work above
high school, something more than 180
hours and a few hundred grade points
more or less, but it has upon it the
stamp of approval of each teacher-
from the first grade up; it means
stamina, character and determination
as well as ability.
There are probably a great manv
students in the Normal who don’t
know who the Seniors are. In all the
older schools a great deal of respons-
ibility is placed upon the Senior. Ours,
as a college of high rank, should give
us the respect for scholarship and
achievement that would make that
Believing it woulld be an inspiration
to lower classmen and accord an
honor justly deserved, the Star is go-
ing to give an individual write-up of
each of the Seniors, an account of his
accomplishments, his ambitions, and an
expression of our appreciation of his
Watch this column of the Star
HARRIS-BLAIRS ELECT OFFI-
CERS FOR ENSUING TERM
Reveal What They Think But Deny.
The psychological fact that when
people act unconsciously they act most
naturally has been effectively demon-
strated by an enthusitasitic Ed. 222
student. We all have heard when we
talk in our sleep we repeat many of
the incidents that have already been
acted and relegated to the records of
the past. Few of us know, however,
that there are other avenues and
means of finding out dim history of
individuals without that individual’s
knowledge. Mr. Oscar Stroman has
made a number of sujccessful experi-
ments on the fair damsels of S- W. T.
N. and the results so far have been
The test consisted in writing 100
different words as rapidly a,s possibly.
Quite naturally, in their endeavor and
desire to make as good time as pos-
sible, the mind lapsed, so to speak,
into semi-unconsciousness and words
were tied up in related series. One
young lady while in this state wrote
the following list of related words in
the order that they appear: vporch,
swing, dark, love, kiss. Another
wrote: automobile, dance, pleasure,
sorrow. Without exception every girl
is reported to have included “love” and
“man” in their list. A hundred other
startling facts were revealed which
space will not permit us to mention.
It might not, seem fair to take such
undue advantage of the lighter sex,
but through it all we must remember
that science is impartial, far seeing
and unrelentless in its investigations.
These young ladies have been instru-
mental in making quite a contribution
to psychology and though their efforts
might now seem small in scope, who
knows but that with the fleeing of
time their names will go down in his-
tory as beiqg great contributors to the
world’s knowledge of psychology.
An Experiment in the Grades.
Among the other various intelligence
tests that, are being given in Education
222 this term is one in writing defini-
tions Daniel Smith gave this test to
several students in the sixth and sev-
enth grades of the Training School,
and following are some of the words
with the definitions given some of
those taking the test:
Copper—a piece of money worth a
Gown—what girls sleep in.
Orange—orange colored fruit, good
Muzzle—part of a gun.
Milksop—-to sop up milk.
Curse—words that ought not be said.
Scorch—to burn your clothes.
Plumbing—to buiild a house.
Archer—to be a good shot with an
Reposing—-to pose over again.
Bewail—a hard blow.
Harpy—He sounded like a harp.
Charter—the charter that was hid
in the oak tree.
Easterly—means you act like you come
from the east.
Reception^—a party with amusements.
Sportive—to be a good sport.
THIS IS THE TRUTH:
If you are Hungary,
Come into Galbreaths,
And we will Fiji.
STATE BANK & TRUST
SAN MARCOS, TEXAS
SENIORS CHALLENGE FACUL-
TY FOR BASKET BALL GAME
We, the undersigned Seniors of the
S. W. T. N.^ C., without malace of
forethought challenge the faculty of
the S. W. T. N. C. for a game of bas-
ket ball. The same is to played on
the Normal Gym Friday night, Febru-
ary 17, 7:30 p. m., or some other night
of that week which will be designated
by the Student’s Welfare Council. We
heartily agree not to hurt any of the
faculty to the extent that they will
not be recognized as one of teh facul-
ty members the following day. It js
further assumed that we bear no ill
feeling to the said faculty, and any
slight roughing will merely mean that
it is in the rules of the game. Of
course we do not expect them to know
much about the game, and hence feel
sure of an easy victory, therefore we
do not expect to do any practicing
before 'the game. If the said faculty
members lead by Prof. R. H. Shelton,
B. S. feel that they can strengthen
their dignity by accepting this chal-
lenge, we would like to hear from them
in the next issue of the Normal Star.
We would like for them to give their
line-up, and would suggest that they
have quite a reserve. With the great-
est courtesy, we submit this challenge.
Carl Walker (Sr.)
Johnie Dobbins (Sr.)
Oscar Stroman (Sr.)
Haskell Young (Sr.)
Plecky Saunders (Jr.)
Buddy Ivey (Jr.)
FACTS NOT WORTH KNOWING
EX-NORMALITES MAKE HON-
OR ROLL AT UNIVERSITY
POPULAR NORMAL TEACHER
LEAVES FOR COLUMBIA
Miss Mary Brown, who since Sep-
tember has been teaching in the Home
Economics Department of Normal,
left yesterday morning for New York
City where she will continue her stu-
dies of Home Economics in Colum-
bia University. Miss Brown attended
Columbia in 1920-21 and is now re-
turning to complete the work necessary
for her degree which she will take in
Miss Brown is a graduate of the
Baptist Academy here and also of
Normal, having taken her permanent
certificate in 1919.
In a flock of chickens in order to
distinguish the roosters from the hens
throw down a handful of grain; if he
picks it up, he is a rooster; - if she
picks it up, a hen.
The best cure for headache is a
large dose of carbolic acid.
If all the Ford automobiles that
were manufactured during 1920 were
lined up on the Atlantic, they would
If a hen could possibly lay one
egg each and every day in the year,
she would in the course of a whole
year lay 365 eggs.
The most satisfactory way to keep
a fountain pen from leaking is to put
no ink in it.
If Bassett’s “Short History of the
United States” were shorter, it would
not be so long.
The greatest source of divorce in
this country is marriage.
H. A. Handrick and Clarence Denman
Among Best One Per Cent.
Ex-Normalites can always be de.
pended upon to deliver the goods
wherever they may be, as is shown
from term to term by the students
whose names appear on the Honor
Roll, published quarterly by the Dean
of the Colleges of Arts and Sciences
of the University of Texas. On the
fall term honor roll appear the names
of the fololwing five students: H. A.
Handrick, Clarence Denman, Lorine
Kellam, Frances Kellam, and Melvin
Three of the above named students
are candidates for Bachelor’s degrees
in June 1922. The Misses Kellam are
candidates fob the degree of Bachelor
of Arts and Mr. Handrick is a can-
didate for the degre of Bachelor of
In addition to being on the Honor
Roll Messrs. Handrick and Denman
are among the best one per cent group
at the University last Fall.
Galbreath’s Chili and Potato Chips.
Sliding pads, baseball stockings at
Patronize Normal Star advertisers.
There’s a Reason. (
Brown: “What fo’ yo’ got yo’ pants
on wrong side out, niggah?”
Black: “Cause I’se goin’ to de ball
tonight and I wants to get de bag
outer de knees.”—X.
Patronize Star advertisers.
Eat, lunch at Galbreaths.
See BOGGUS SHOE SHOP about
At the regular meeting of the Har-
rislBlair Society last Wednesday night .
the organization elected the following |
officers for the ensuing “society-term”: 5
Hoy Chaddic, president; Kirby, vice-
president; Hayden, secretary; William
Cox, treasurer; Lewis, chaplain and
Armstrong, Star reporter. _ The nine
months of the regular session are di-
vided into four terms in the Harris-
Blair, necessitating four sets of offi-
The debate Wednesday night on the
question, Resolved, that the United
States should adopt the protective tar-
iff as a permanent policy, resulted in
a decision in favor of the affirmative
side. The affirmative was represented
by Messrs. Bird and Cain, while
Messrs. May and McKinney spoke
for the negative.
The Edwin Waller Million
Norwood’s Tailor Shop
Dressmaking a Specialty
Cleaning and Pressing
Dr. S. D. McGaughy
Or.r Williams Druft Store
First National Bank of San Marcos
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