The Normal Star (San Marcos, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 32, Ed. 1 Saturday, June 19, 1920 Page: 1 of 4
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THE NORM AL ST A R
Published Weekly During the School Year by the Students of the Southwest Texas State Normal College
SAN MARCOS, TEXAS, SATURDAY, JUNE 19, 1920.
HOME-COMING OF S. W. T. N.
DURING COMMECEMENT WEEK
ATI ENDED BY EX-STUDENTS
Monday, May 31, was the day set
apart for the home-coming of all ex-
stradents of S. W. T. N.
The following program was plan-
ned and put into execution that day:
Program by Alumni before the
1920 student body—-9:30 a. m.
Business meeting of Alumni Or-
ganization—11:00 a. m.
Welcoming new members into
Alumni Organization-—12:30 p. m.
Swimming at Riverside—3:00-:500
Banquet—8:00 p. m.
The subject for discussion at the
morning program was, “How I felt
when I was in your place.” Each
speaker was supposed to relate his
feeling the morning he waited to hear
whether or not his number was called
just before certificates were to be
Morning Program—9:30 a. m.
Address of Welcome to the Home-
Speech—G. C. Beard.
Speech—Mrs. Zada Cook Beard.
Solo—Miss Gertrude Berry.
Speech—Hon. Madison O’Bannion.
Speech—J. I-I. Gregory.
Solo—Miss Lizzie Sutherland.
Solo—Mrs. Lizzie Raborn Cook.
“Auld Lang S‘yne“—Ail ex-memoers
of Choral Clubs of S. W. T. N.
Speech—O. B. King.
At this meeting it was decided
that the Alumni Association would
have a banquet each year. Another
important decisiion on the part of
the Organization was that- they de-
cided to pay dues each year, the
annual amount decided upon being
The officers elected for the year
Mr. Ralph Gardner, President.
Mrs. Lalla Rookh Little Deats,
Mrs. Willie Ward Watkins, Treas-
Just following this business meet-
ing, the 1920 Seniors were welcomed
into the organization, but the usual
formal or “informal” method of
initiating the new members was not
gone thru with this year.
In the afternoon the “Home-
co.ners” were free to go to the old
familiar scenes, and many of tnem
found their way to the head of the
river. Some spent the afternoon in
the Fish Hatchery with “Memories’
Others more full of “pep” and less
inclined to brood over lost oppor-
tunities took a plunge at Riversdaie.
In the evening at 8 o’clock the table
was spread full length in both direc-
tions of the corridor of the Main
Building, and plates were served to
two hundred students and faculty
members. The menu and program
for banquet are given below:
Grape Fruit Cocktail
Pres ed Chicken Potatoes en Cream
Tomato Salad Buttered Rolls
Neapoliton Ice Cream Angel Cake
Toast Mistress—Miss Mamie Brown
1. To the Home-comers—Ralph J.
2. To the Present Student Body—
3. To the ex-School Teacher—Hob
4. To the Good Old Days—Hon. M.
5. To the Work of the Present—L.
6. To the Call of the Future—Mr.
7. To My Job—Gates Thomas.
8. To the Job I Want—Bob Mont-
9. To Those Who Were, Who Are,
And Who Always Will Be m the
Proper Attitude—Billy Blocker.
10. To Our Students Who Served
With the Colors—J. Collins
11. What the Normal Meant to Me—
12. My Ambition for my Alma Mater
13. To Our New College—-C. E.
Mr. Thomas Fletcher, who de-
livered the Commencement Address,
was a guest at the Banquet and he
was called upon to give a toast. As
President, Faculty, Student Body,
Janitor, etc., “All of whom I am
which”—he brought greeting to us
from the Sul Ross Normal.
Everybodjr left the banquet full of
good eats, full of happy memories
and full of good wishes to all for Just
such another happy gathering next
The following is a iist ol the ex-
students who registered as Home-
L. C. McDonald, Mamie E. Brown,
Carroll Harris, W. R. Blocker, C. E.
DeViney, Willye Stephens, Mrs.
Carrie Anderson Vernon, Julia Dailey,
J. A. Handrick, J. N. Kaderli,
Fannie Smith, May Smith, Lynton F.
Garrett, M. M. Hornsby, John B.
Shepherd, F. C. Herndon, H. A. Nel-
son, Ruby Henderson, G. Henderson,
Ralph H. Gardner, Thos. B. Bur-
nett, Edgar C. Williams, Mary Barth-
lome, Mrs. R. B. Knox, Miss Juanita
Wagner, Tempy Garrett, Ethel Blair
Garrett, Katie Fay Riley, W. H.
Korges, Tom Collier, Julia Storey,
Jessie Temple White, Mrs. Willie
Herron, H. FI. Goodman, Mae Murff,
Evelyn Davidson, E. Curtis Day,
Frank D. Donalson, Grace Howard,
Allie M. Evans, Mattie M. Allison,
N. B. Beard, G. C. Beard, Ray J.
Beard, Zada Beard Cook, Gerald
Wray, Mrs. Josephine Moore Sherrill,
Mrs, Alma Moore Tabler, Mrs. Alta
Moore Tabler, Miss Bernice Moore,
A. C. Hastings, Miss Julia Victor,
Miss Gertrude Pettit, Miss Amelia
Pettit, Miss Jessie Allen, Miss Kather-
ine Thomas, Mary Lee Murray, Lizzie
Sutherland, David Donalson, Sidney
Calloway, Gertrude Rheiner, Sam
Wood Gardner, Julia Terrell, Daphne
Heath, Bernice Swift, Edith McKay,
Henrie Dailey, Grace Waldo, Hedwig
T. Kniker, Sadie Hatfied, Mrs.
Lilia Mayfield, Bessie Barnes, Lucy
Atkinson, Florence McCoy Joiner,
Rebecca Smith Storey, H. E. Raison,
Addie Ward, Anna B. Goodman,
Anna Polsgrove, Minnie Knispe!,
Mrs. Nettie Wallace, Oscar Wallace,
C. H. Cavness, Georgie Crane, Ariel
B. Little, Lola Durham, Mrs. N. A.
Wayland, Mrs H. A. Nelson, O. B.
King, H. A. Handrick, Ida Handrick,
Hob Gray, Bob Montgomery, W. E
Montgomery, Mrs. W. E. Mont-
gomery, Mrs. Marguerite Hightower,
S. R. Hughes, H. E. Butler, C. C.
Goen, Sallie Griffin, Erna Kohl, V.
E. Compton, Mrs. Geo. B. Donal-
son, M. M. O’Bannion, A. W. Swine-
broad, Nellie Jones Swinebroad,
Emmie Borchers, Annie B. Goodman,
A CREDIT TO
RIVERSIDE TO BE AMONG
STATE’S BEST RESORTS
For the past four years the South
West Texas State Normal College
has had tlie distincton of being the
only State school to own and operate
a swimming ■ resort for the benefit
of its students. President Evans
has been untiring in his efforts to
develop the resort, and, with the co -
operation of Prof. Sewell and some
other members of the faculty, im-
provements have been and are being
made which will this year place
Riverside in a class with the most
modern and best equipped swim-
ming and pleasure resorts in Texas.
From a modest beginning some
four years ago, what was a com-
paratively shallow, muddy pool has
beeqj transformed into a long stretch
of crystal clear water with deptns
to suit the accomplishments of all,
from the veriest beginner to the
most accomplished lover of the nata-
torial art. Continued improvements
have been made and the program
this summer will reach its zenith
with the erection of every convenience
that can be found in any modern
swimming pool. The pool Is being
enlarged, the grounds are being fill-
ed in, floats and platforms have been
placed in the deeper portions
of the pool, while the walks, and
flowers, and shrubbery win trans-
form the grounds into a miniature
park, and an excellent lighting sys-
tem will make Riverside an ideal
place for picnics and parties. Last,
but by no means least, the installa-
tion of a chute and trolley will in-
sure all the pleasures one can find
in any resort in the State.
Riverside will be open to students
and faculty members from 3:30 to
6:30 every week day. Under the su-
pervision of Mrs. Sewell an ade-
quate corps of swimming instructors
will give regular instruction to non-
swimmers. Every precaution will
be taken against accidents; life
guards will be present at all times
and life-saving devices amply pro-
Remember that this is your resort,
abide by the necessary regulations,
and help make Riverside an oasis
of rest where one may safely enjoy
a refreshing dip, cool breezes, and a
good time in the midst of summer’s
Lucy Barden, Viola Meyer, Mrs. C.
D. Hunter, Fannie J. Laird, Allie
Ligon, J. C'.R. Sanders, Gertrude
Berry! Mary Collins, Mrs. Willie
Ward, Mrs. G. C. Beard, G. C.
Beard, J. H. Gregory, Miss Hazel
Pice Mrs. Vernon W. Collier, Mrs.
Lizzie R. Crook, O’. C. Stroman,
Lola Lacey, Mrs. Sadie Gillespie
Smartt, Fred G. Erney, David H.
FREE MOVIES EVERY THURSDAY'
Every Thursday night the Normal
has a free picture show for the
students. The following is the pro-
gram for the Normal movies:
June 24, “Martyrs of the Alamo.”
July 1, “Little Red Decides.”
July 8, “Hoosier Schoolmaster.”
July 15, “Poor Relations.”
July 22, “Overland Red.”
July 29, “Willow Tree”
Aug. 5, “Right of Way”
With the increased attendance and
thp absence of several members of
the faculty, we see many new faces
among the teaching force this sum-
Students looking for the familiar
face of Mr. Mills will find that
Bonner Frizzell A. B. Superinten-
dent of Palestine School is familiariz-
ing College students with English
while Mr. Mills is doing graduate
work in the University of Texas.
Miss Pearl Mahan A. B. formerly
a Teacher in San Marcos High School
but now a teacher of English in
John Tarletnn College. Ste4xhe.nv.ille,
is teaching English in the absence
of Miss Barlow.
The Language Department has been
re-inforced. by Miss Rosa Kniker M!.
A. Miss Kniker began her educa-
tion in this Normal and it. is with
pride we welcome her after an ab-
sence of three years in Alabama
Where she has taught in a Methodist
Mr. Montgomery has work in the
Miss‘ Edna Campbell FJ. S. Pea-
body has been transferred from Edu-
cation Work in the Training School
to Miss Falls’ classes while the latter
takes a vacation in North Carolina.
Miss Mamie Brown B. S. fills the
vacancy made by Miss Campbell in
the Training School.
Miss Adams of Brackenridge, $Jgh
School is in the Home Economics
Department in Miss Rathbone’s place.
Miss Callahan B. S. U. of Mo. is
directing Physical Education for wo-
men in the absence of Miss Hines.
Mr. Kidd B. A. of B. C. is conduc-
tor of the Summer Normal. Mr.
Kidd is Supt. of the Cameron Schools.
Others of this faculty are Miss Edna
McCormick B. A. pripcipal of Vic-
toria; E. B. Stover B. .A Supt. of
Orange; J. H. Gregory, Supt. Ken-
nedy; W. R. Hardy A. B. of S. W.
T. N. Supt. of Mathis; and Daniel
Smith of Yoakum.
Last but not least among the new
faces is that of Miss Golden Lacy,
head of the Cafeteria. Miss Lacy
has had similar work in Bracken-
irdge High School having had her
training in C. I. A.
The Administration and Supervision
Association of Southwest Texas State
Normal College held its first annual
meeting here May 31. This associa-
tion composed of former students
of S. W. T_ N. engaged in adminis-
trative or supervision work, was or-
ganized at the close of the summer
term last year. Its purpose is social
and professional improvement by cor-
respondence during the school ses-
sion and two annual meetings, one
during the State Teachers Associa-
tion and the ofcw. > hero during com-
This first anniversary was cele-
brated by a banquet at the Bond
Restaurant Monday, May 31. At this
meeting officers for the ensuing year
were elected, as follows: W. R.
Blocker, president; C. L. Sanders,
vice president; and W. E. Gattis,
executive secretary. Those present
were optimistic over the start made
during the past year and the outlook
for a permanent organization of
promise. The next meeting will be
held at Ft. Worth during the State
Teachers Association in November.
—W. R„ FI.
BASEBALL PROSPECTS FOR
Star advertisers are star business
Prove to them that Star
Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Sewell enter-
tained with a picnic-swimming party
at Riverside last Saturday evening,
honoring their niece, Miss Blanche
Gorman of Springfield, Missouri.
The time was spent in swimming,
eating, and games. After an enjoy-
able hour spent at Riverside, the
party went to the Normal picture
show. The guests were: Misses Anna,
Martha, a!nd Fanny Woodson, Janie
Hopson, Bernice Evans, and Fay
All would-be hall players met
Tuesday afternoon for I he organization
of a summer team in baseball. Quite
a few letter men, among Whom were
Hennig and DeVinney, signed up.
Enough others were out to make at
least two contestants for each posi-
tion. Thus, we have enough men
to make a good team.
There are about four mound-men
including a left hander and as many
for the position of catcher. This
looks like old S. W. "> . N. will be
able to put up a good battery this
term at least.
Coach Strahan was pleased with
the prospects and assured the men
that they would be a winning team.
As soon as the men work out and
the team is organized, we will have
a game. This will take about a
week; so look for anouncements of
the first game in a few days.
Returns of the election for Star
Editor were as follows:’
H. A. Johnson ..............127
L. C. McDonald .............72
Do not forget the entertainment
for Normal Students tonight on the
campus. Everybody come and enjoy
Here’s what’s next.
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