The Normal Star (San Marcos, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 35, Ed. 1 Saturday, June 30, 1923 Page: 2 of 4
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THE NORMAL STAR
Summer Term, 1923
Editor-in-Chief______; Herschel Hopson
Assistant Editor_____Franklin Herndon
Marietta Collier, Mrs. R. C. Harri-
son, Franklin Herndon, Doris Kellam,
Arlin Johnson, Marie Rusk, Roger Por-
ter, Lynda Remy, Wylie Summers, Fan-
nie Woodson and Daniel Smith.
Business Manager_________Alfred Weir
Exchange and Circulation_________
A. D. Hildreth
Published weekly during the school
year by the students of the Southwest
Texas Normal College.
Entered as second-class matter, Nov.
21, 1921, at the post office at San Mar-
cos, Tex., under Act of March 3, 1879.
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ness to the business manager.
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Social mind'edness may mean any of
many things. We hear much abou it
nowadays. Generally speaking, without
any attempt to discuss it in all the
ramplications of a philosophy, it means
taking into consideration the interests
of the other fellow. Defined in that
broad sense, it is a splendid spirit to
encourage. Wouldn’t it be wonderful
if all were social minded?
Before we go any further, let it be
understood at the outset that this arti-
cle condemns no one. It condemns no
phase of school life. We are going to
point out one way that we would like
to see social mindedness encouraged in
students’ relations. If what is said ap-
plies to you, think it over. We are
not even going to try to align factions
against factions. We are merely going
to appeal to your spirit of justice and
try to arouse your horror of torture.
Also let it be understood that The
Star would not for one minute attempt
to take away from any individual any-
thing that is either necessary or thought
to be necessary for any individual’s
happiness, for eventhough we are writ-
ing on social mindedness, we are in-
dividualistic. We are not in a con-
demning humor.. We are not oppres-
sive. We are hurt. We hope by point-
ing out a practical application of a
much advocated philosophy a means of
soothing our pains and preventing them
in the future.
Women are wonderful creations.
They combine all the best there is either
in creation or evolution. They are all
beautiful either by nature or evolution.
They have all that nature can give them
to make them beautiful and then they
have acquired centuries of the art of
skillfully painting. The old masters of
the Renaissance never knew what they
were starting when they started the
art of painting. Not only are they
beautiful by nature and by art but they
have forced the Japanese to spend their
time in making and coloring those beau-
tiful and artistic parasols that daily
eclipse the sun in all of its glory.
Have you ever tried to run that ter-
rible gauntlet of opening parasols at
the front entrance?
Every man has two objections to the
reckless manner in which these para-
sols are opened. They are the two lit-
tle things that set on each side of his
nose. Here is how it goes: The bell
rings. There, is a mad rush for the
front entrance.. The women are in the
majority. They advance on the door
and secure :it.'. As they near the door
they raise their umbrellas and lay down
an impregnable barrage of parasols.
They never, look around. They open
them in your face. They punch you in
the middle with the ends. They raise
them in your face and stick the things
in your eyes. They flash every color
of the rainbow, and many others, before
your interested eyes. The clash of col-
ors is as bad as the ruhless punching
Have you noticed that nearly all of
the men are wearing glasses?
Now, girls, have you ever thought of
the fact that you considered little the
other fellow’s.comfort? We grant you
all the liberty in the world, but to para-
phrase an old saying your liberty ends
where my anatomy begins. Have you
ever thought of being social minded and
waiting just a minute to open up that
‘‘wonderful array and assortment of
color and paper? Just a minute in the
sun will not cause sunstroke, and it
would take more than a minute for the
sun’s heat to penetrate the protection
that you have placed on your epidermis.
And sun will not melt paint. And save
the surface and you save all.
Let’s be Social minded and wait until
we reach the campus before we start
the parasols going up.
We love parasols and we like colors,
but, girls, how can we appreciate your
beauty and the beauty of those pretty
parasols you carry if you punch all of
our eyes out? We do not think so
much of our eyes except that they are
the only means we have of securing
an image of you.
Women always do as they please. We
are not advising you, girls. We are
submissive to all of your wants. You
crave new things. Try being social
minded with your parasols.
Will Rogers, the celebrated movie
comedian, has advised President Hard-
ing that if he wanted the good will of
the people of this grand and glorious
country, he should make some changes
in the ordinary line of subjects for
speeches on his next tour. Will says
that the people are not interested in
tariff and all those other vague and
elusive terms generally associated with
presidents, but in more vital and cos-
mopolitan issues. He suggests that the
Preident might tell the people whether
Valentino would be allowed to make
more pictures and how sufficient park-
ing space might be obtained, and other
facts of national interest.
Certainly there is not a student in
S W. T. T. C. who will not agree that
Will knows more than presidents do.
Is there a more vital problem on the
hill than that of obtaining parking
space? The seeker of knowledge in
this noble institution toils his way up
the hill under a scorching sun or maybe
a Jap umbrella or a Ford top; it’s all
the same. If he does ride he finds his
parking space for his tired and panting
flivver and is forced to drive her half
way back to town to go through the
same toilsome process of reaching the
summit, this time on foot.
At last, having exerted practically all
his. power in arriving at class he seeks
some rest for his weary being. But no,
coming in late, all the chairs are taken
and he is forced to spend the hour
trying to maintain his equilibrium upon
the window sill.
Hope fills his weary heart when the
noon gong sounds and he trudges down
three flights of steps to take his place
in line at the caf, for this is a demo-
cratic institution and each must wait
But it does not hurt to suffer when
one knows that rest and sweet repose
will follow. At last he gets his beans
and bread. Now to sit down! How
sweet it sounds, but, alas! no place to
park his heavy laden tray.
He gives up in despair and decides
to go to the bench on the campus to
lament his woe—but Jones is talking
to Superintendent Brown about teach-
ing seven classes and coaching athletics
for $115 a month and the bench is full
—there is no hope.
The day drags on till night steals
upon him. Ah! the movie, one may buy
a seat at least. But the theater was
built several years ago when there was
more parking space in other realms
and cannot seat the crowd. His bed,
the one and only place where he and
he alone may park. He will go there
and sleep forever.
He stumbles up the mountain, up
the steps to his room—life is an uphill
pull. He grabs his tie with one hand
to remove it, while with the other he
snaps on' the light. What! Can he
see all right? Or has the strain im-
paired his vision? No, the landlady
has blessed him with a roommate to
share his woe—and bed.
He falls upon the floor and darkness
overcomes him—there is no hope, no
J. T. H. BICKLEY, B. S.
The senior class of August, 1923, is
fortunate in having as one of its mem-
bers J. T. H. Bickley, who has already
established for himself quite a reputa-
tion as a public school man.
Tom first entered the Teachers Col-
lege away back in 1914 when he enroll-
ed for the summer term. The follow-
ing year he enrolled in the regular
term and at once established himself as
a leader in the student body. He be-
came an active member in the Harris-
Blair debating society and was chosen
assistant manager of the Pedagogue. He
also took a leading part in athletics
and made his letter on the football
team. He is now an active member of
the “T” Association and takes great
interest in the athletic interests of the
college. He still takes active interest
in athletic work and is on hand every
year at the Interscholastic League meet
at Austin and always has a creditable
bunch of athletes to take part in the
He has held several responsible po-
sitions since graduating under the old
four-year course and has made a bril-
liant success in all of them. He was
principal of the high school at Bourney
from which position he went to Vernon
to serve in the same capacity at quite
a considerable raise in salary.
When the school board at Cherokee,
Texas, took over the junior college
there they employed Bickley as super-
intendent. He took over the task of
reorganizing the ctiy schools from top
to bottom, and made a marked success.
He gave them a school organization
equal to that of any town of its size
in the state. As a result of his work
here he was elected superintenednt of
the Rosenburg public schools, which
position he now fills. His ^ork there
places him high among the successful j
school men of the state. The alumni j
of Southwest Texas State Teachers
College are proud to claim him as one
of their number.
Tom says that he has almost become
a fixture on College Hill, as he has
attended every summer session since
1914, and that he will hardly know
what to do with himself during the
coming summers. During all these
summers Tom has been universally pop-
ular among the students of the college
and numbers his friends by the score.
His absence will be keenly felt on the
hill in the coming summers. He is
quite an active member of the present
senior class and takes a leading part
in all of the class meetings. He is al-
ways “on the job” in looking out for
the interest of the student body and the
welfare of the school. When he goes
from among us he can go with the sat-
isfaction of knowing that he leaves be-
hind only pleasant associations and sin-
cere appreciation for his worth.
In his stay as a student here he gain-
ed both knowledge and inspiration. He
married one of the most charming girls
of San Marcos, who is also a graduate
of the college. She has been closely
associated with him in his school work
and he attributes a great deal of his
success to her.
When we come to make an estimate
of the worth and standing of all those
who go from this institution, none will
be found with a more secure place in
the hearts of his fellow students. And
when he comes back—and he will come
back—he will find a host of friends to
extend him a “glad hand.” May con-
tinued success and happiness be his.
J. P. FINFROCK, B. S.
J. P. Frinfrock spent his earlier
school days in the public schools of
Illinois, coming later to Houston, Tex-
as, where he finished his high school
education in the Houston Heights high
school. After this preliminary work he
took up his college work in Rice Insti-
tute and spent the year 1914-15 in that
college. This was his last year in
school before he answered the call of
his country and served in the army until
the latter part of 1919.
Soon dfter his sojourn in the army
he entered the Southwest Texas Nor-
mal (as it was then called) and so well
did he like the school that he decided
to finish his degree work here. Fin-
frock has been present on the campus
every year except one, during which
he taught. During his absence of that
year he served in the capacity as prin-
cipal of the Marfa high school. In ad-
dition to his work as principal, he prov-
ed to be a very efficient science teach-
Finfrock has chosen the field of sci-
ence as his major subject. He has had
practically all courses in chemistry,
physics and biology. With this exten-
sive education in science Finfrock is
well equipped to take care of any posi-
tion that requires a good education in
that line of work.
Several of the organizations of the
college have been favored by Finfrock’s
active membership. Fie will be greatly
missed during the years to come. Some
of the organizations in which Finfrock
has taken an active part are the Har-
ris-Blair Literary Society, Y. M. C. A.
and the Liberty Chorus.
Alice Entrop has had to develop quite
a bit of patience because of the needed
post-operation care, but she has now
recovered and we are rejoicing with
A number of typhoid innoculation
parties have been visiting the hospital
and it would be wise for one to think
before they hit anyone on the left arm.
Carelessness in this sense might cause
someone to start trouble.
Ruth Spiegle was quite ill for several
days with malaria. She is back in class
work again having again become nor-
Idabel Noe, after a few days’ illness
has been removed to Austin to recuper-
ate and incidentally to visit her aunt.
She expects to be back in school after
Miss Edith Wright has returned to
school entirely recovered.
We had a guest last week-end, Miss
Bessie B. Jennengs, a former honor
student. Her many friends were de-
lighted to see her.
Mrs. Caldwell was absent from school
a short time because of an attack of
malaria, but seems to be all right again.
Mr. and Mrs. Wigginton will spend
the week-end in Louise on business.
In the corridor of the first floor of
the Education Building you can find
a box into which stories for publica-
tion in The Normal Star may be plac-
ed. You may drop into them stories
that you have heard or that you have
read, or something that you have seen.
Maybe you have seen a clever piece of
work that deserves mention. If so
write it up and put it into the box.
Remember that this paper is your col-
lege paper and that you can help to
make it a better paper if you onlv will,
by contributing to it The management
cannot see or hear all the things that
go on or that have gone on in the cel-
lege, on the campus or in the boarding
houses, and it may be that thekind of
hquses, and it may be that the kind of
that we have been looking for but have
been unable to unearth.
Miss Gertrude and Laura Neely will
spend the week-end in Austin.
Agnes Quick will spend the week-end
in Round Rock.
Mary Oliver will spend a few days in
Miss Urselle Self will visit in Austin
during this week-end.
Miss Estella Szillat is taking a few
days’ rest in Taylor.
Miss Hassell is in San Antonio for
a few days.
Much enthusiasm was shown when
the students of Travis County, who are
attending Southwest Texas State
Teachers College, gathered in a county
meeting Thursday morning, June 21.
Similar meetings were held by all coun-
ties that are represented at the S. W.
T. T. C.
L. C. McDonald, principal of train-
ing school for the summer, opened the
meeting with a short talk and presided
until the chairman was elected. Dana
Lunsford of Austin was elected chair-
man. Floy Ashmore of Manor was
chosen reporter. A social committee,
consisting of Minnie Elizabeth Rife,
Austin; Marshall Gauze, Austin and
Muriel Gault, Austin, was appointed.
Old Lady: “Hhere’s a penny, my poor
man. . Tell me, how did you become
Beggar: “I was like you, madam—
always giving away vast sums to the
poor and needy.”—Tatler.
Quality of Rexall Products
Hundreds have visited our store during the
famous Rexall One-Cent Sale and the en-
ormous sale has proven the popularity of
Rexall Products. This has been the great-
est sale in our history. Keep right on using
Williams Drug Company
The Place Where Most People Trade
MOW GOING STRONG!!
June 3Qth to
Anyone would hardly know whether
to call the peculiar specimen :nat wears
the special Newing Arrow co’lar and
the so-called “grade making” shell
rimmed glasses, an English heir or a
book agent. However, all this can be
overlooked, for at a? second ioc k, the
person of Plecky Saunders can be dis-
tinguished regardless of the acquirred
One does not have the feeling that
they are inhaling gas from the con-
ventional jet now, as one did before
the adidtion to the drinking fountain
was added last Tuesday.
It is considerably easier to walk
across North Austin Street now without
getting smashed by an unseen automo-
bile than it was before the parking
regulation had been enforced. Before
the enforcement of the rule that there
should be no parking in the block ’at
the foot of College Street on Austin
Street, there was hardly room enough
for autos to pass between the parked
vehicles, much less pedestrians trying
to dodge their way across the street.
Claud Kellam will surely make a suc-
cess in the coaching profession if it
requires the initiative and the knack
of getting people to do things. We all,
know that Claud generally manages to
have things done if the responsibility
rests upon his shoulders, and the fact
of the matter is, he does not always do
them, himself. Ask Robert Shelton if
he ever carried Claud up the hill when
it was not Bob’s intention at the outset.
Bill Cole’s face has brightened up
since there has been a sale on station-
ery at the Exchange. Bill says that
this item must be figured in his ex-
pense account since the close of the
spring term. Bill handles the station-
ery in wholesale style and finds a ready
sale for the item at Burton, Texas.
Howard Brown and Terry Lowman,
two Bobcats of last year’s baseball
team, were on the hill Tuesday enjoying
a short visit from Gonzales; They are
both playing great ball with the Gom
Y. W. C. A. NOTES
The membership campaign, staged by
the Young Women’s Christian Associa-
tion last week, resulted in some 280
names being added to the Y. W. roll.
The white team, headed by Mrs.
Storms, won over the blue team, whose
captain was Sallie Haynes. Much in-
terest was displayed in the drive by
members of both teams, and the mem-
bership chairman is pleased with the
hearty co-operation of all the girls who
A candle recognition service, at which
time all new members are officially re-
ceived into the association, will be held
Friday evening at 7:15 o’clock in the
auditorium. AH old members are urged
to come, and all new members are ex-
pected. Everyone taking part in the
service must wear white. The under-
graduate representative of the Y. W.
C. A., Hope Foster, has charge of the
program, and she is anxious for every
member to be present..
Play hour was observed by the Y. W.
and Y. M. C. A. last Friday evening
when a large group of men and women
met on he campus for an hour of fun
and play. The social committees of the
two associations had planned interest-
ing games for the occasion, and every-
one seemed to enjoy being a kid again.
Colonial punch was served during the
evening. The Y. W. and the Y. M.
are anxious for more of the students
to take advantage of these play hours
and invite all students to attend the
next one. Watch for announcements.
First Stew: Do you know Cluster?
Lamp Post: Chester who’ Chester-
First Stew: Naw; civ a-song at
zales team this sum: r.
Dr. Evans is aw y on an extended
business trip through the Northeast.
Mr. Ben Baines, former editor of
The Normal Star, dropped around to
The Star office Thursday. He is now
on the editorial staff of the San An-
tonio Light and is doing fine there.
TRIMMED HATS j
OF EXCEPTIONAL OVALITY |
Hats for Summer Wear
now on display.
State Bank & Trust
San Marcos, Texas
We are for You,
Buy Your Groceries Here
Agnew & Co.
of every kind at
Bass’ Drug Store
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