The Normal Star (San Marcos, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 32, Ed. 1 Saturday, June 19, 1920 Page: 4 of 4
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THE NORMAL STAR
First National Bank of San Marcos
Call on us for your wants in Watch,
Jewelry and Optical
Repairs, School Supplies.
PAUL C. MOORE JEWELRY CO.
I H. HARRISON
Bug a Classg Bathing Suit at
Harrisons and Get
a Cap Free.
A Special Discount of 10 per cent
Will be given Summer Normal Students on all
portraits for 30 days at
Next to Post Office Phone 3
DUKE & AYERS
5 to 50c Store.
Music, Toilet Goods, Candies and School Supplies.
SPECIAL INVITATION TO STUDENTS.
When you need school supplies
dont forget the Exchange
the harris-blair literary
The Harris-Blairs met in a called
session Monday, 8 a. m. room 13,
for the purpose of electing new of-
ficers and accepting new members.
Officers elected for the. Summer Term
were: Hugo Bachle, President; J. B.
Day, Vice-President; Albert Morrow,
Secretary; Charlie Jowell, Assistant
Secretary; W. H. Huff, Treasurer;
M. D. Miller, Sergeant-at-Arms; K.
Cavness, and IT. Smith, Tellers; S.
W. Henderson, Chaplain; B. C. Mc-
Donald, Critic; W. E. Gattis, Star
Reporter. The varies committees
were appointed by ti. ■> Chair. Sev-
eral new members were added to
The Society voted to go on record
as heartily approving the Overall
and Old Clothes movement. Each
member agreed to do his best in
aiding the movement and making it
as nearly uniform as possible thru-
out the Societies and the College.
A committee was appointed to confer
with a similar committee of the
Chautauqua Biterary Society for the
purpose of making the approval una-
mimous. The Society is opposed to
the movement as a fad. What the
Society wishes to do is to economize
and at the same time deal Old High
Cost of Biving a stunning blow. There
is nothing compulsory about the
movement, nor do you have to wear
oveialls dig down in your trunk
and bring forth some of those pre-
war trousers that were put aside ow-
ing to their shiny parts having had
an introduction to the “not-with-
standing” process, and wear them
in lieu of overalls.
Bast Monday morning a number
of Ghautauquans found themselves
gathered in room 13 to discuss plans
for organizing the society for the
summer term, it was an interesting
meeting to be sure and the ouiiook
for a good society and a good time
is very promising indeed. . That fine
conservative spirit which always pre-
vails in the Chautauqua was the rul-
ing spiiit of this first meeting, and
it is this spirit that makes the Chau-
tauqua so dear to the members.
That the Chautauqua will be even
better'than usual is plainly seen by
the return of so many old members.
Among the old “warhorses” of Chau-
tauqua fame who have returned for
the summer term are: Kaderh, koonce
Johnson, Schute, DeVinney, Mercer,
Raison, Breismeister, Schulze, May-
field, McAdams, and others. These
named uo not include the -long list
of the regular term students who
will be in school this summer and
will of course take part in the So-
A call meeting was held Thursday
and arrangements made for the reg-
ular meeting that will be held next
Monday morning. At this meeting
will take place the election of of-
ficers for the summer term and the
mapping out of an up-to-date pro-
gram-outline for the summer series
of meetings. This series will include
formal and informal literary pro-
grams, outing meetings, and a new
idea of entertainment has been sug-
gested, and it will be discussed at
length in the meeting of June 21 .
Anyway it will be good that all
old members will be present Monday
morning, also a good suggestion is
that each bring some friend with him.
This will tend to emphasize Chautau-
qua hospitality in the way we prac-
tice it—“You are a stranger in our
society but once.’’ All new students
are extended our most sincere wel-
come and are tendered a cordial in-
vitation to come up and spend an
hour visiting us each Monday morn-
ing. You will not miss the hour
you will spend in this manner. So
THE LADY WITH THE BABY
It was hot, hot and dusty. The
sun streamed in through the windows
of the train. Not a breath of wind
was stirring. As I sat looking idly
about the car, I noticed the face of
a lady sitting almost opposite me.
It had a careworn expression, and
the lines about her mouth were
deep; but underneath it all there was
a decided touch of refreshment.
She was rocking a little three-months
old baby in her arms. The child
•was covered with heat; it seemed
not to be able to lie still a minute
but squirmed and cried as the pain
became too much for it. A fan
could do little good, for it only
brought the hot, stuff air in a rush.
The lady, for a lady she most
certainly was, appeared almost ex-
hausted. Her arms seemed as if;
they were almost ready to drop
when a kind-looking old lady came
up and asked if she might not hold
the baby a few minutes for her. At
first the mother put on a brave smile
and said, “Oh, no, I thank you. 1
shouldn’t bother you like that." But
the older woman took the cnild from
the other’s arms and began rocking
and singing to it as if it were her
own. When the child found some-
one who was not hot and feverisn
like itself, it became quieter and rn
a few minutes was fast asleep.
In the meanwhile the lady had
dropped back exhausted and had
laid her head against the back of the
seat. The sun was going down by
this time and a cool, refreshing
breeze was coming through the open
windows. Everyone in the car felt
the change, but I was interested in
the lady with the baby and watched
her as her face relaxed. The
wrinkles vanished almost entirely;
her face became composed; her eyes
shut, and I could almost see a smile
on the pale, sad face as she dozed
there. I caught myself wondering
who she was: if at one time she had
not been rich and beautiful;
whether she had married unhappily
or was only poor. The longer I
looked, the more interested I became.
The lights had been turned on
when she awoke with a start and
looked quickly down into her lap.
Then she seemed to remem her, and
looked over at the old lady in whose
lap the baby was peacefully sleeping.
She smiled, and a look of great ten-
derness came into her eyes. How
refreshed she looked! How much
prettier than when she went to sleep!
She thanked the old lady for Keep-
ing the baby for her and letting ner
rest. Then she asked how long it
would be before we reached Austin.
It would be about half an hour, and
so for a few minutes the two women
talked and laughed. But it was not
/ong before the younger woman be-
gan getting her things together.
When the train slowed up in Aus-
tin, I saw her look anxiously out of
the window. Then she waved her
hand at someone outside and started
out of the car! When she left, I
got her place and looked out to see
if I could catch a glimpse of her.
She stepped from the car just as 1
looked out, and I saw a man make
his way toward her and take the
baby from her arms. She kissed
him with a glad smile, but not even
a semblance of joy crossed his face.
Then they were lost in the crowd,
and I saw them no more.
remember the date, Monday morning
at 8 o’clock, in Room 13 of the Main
Building. We expect to meet you
there next Monday—come.
“Madam, we will probe for the
bullet that is giving your husband so
“While you are about it you might
as well see if you can locate that col-
lor button he swallowed last week.”
Drinks, Stationery and
WILLIAMS DRUG SI OR!
The Rex all Si ore
The Brown Studio
High Class Photographs
Home made candies
Plain and fancy
Cleaning' and Pressing
Called for and Delivered
Joe the Tailor
THE NORMAL T/1L0R ;SH0P,
Cleaning and Pressing,
Very Best. Service in the Tailor
Line. Call 99 W.
Also have t wo new Ford Sedan
cars at your service
dav ard night
We never miss a train.
Call 99 W.
One Door West of
R L. BOGGUS, Prop.
MISS FRANCES M. ROBERTS,
HOURS:—9 to It a. m., 3 to 5 p. m
500 W. Lindsey
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The Normal Star (San Marcos, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 32, Ed. 1 Saturday, June 19, 1920, newspaper, June 19, 1920; San Marcos, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth614506/m1/4/: accessed April 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State University.