The Normal Star (San Marcos, Tex.), Vol. 9, No. 5, Ed. 1 Saturday, November 13, 1920 Page: 2 of 4
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The normal star
THE NORMAL STAR
ElXECUTl VE STAFF
BEN BAINES ................................................ Edditor
OSCAR C. STROMAN ............. ................. Business Manager
R. F. ROBINSON................ .................. Associate Editor
RICHARD HAYS and ATWELL SUM MERS............ Athletic Editors
ANNA WOODSON ................ Social Editor
L. C. MCDONALD .................................... Editorial Editor
NON DOUGLAS McGAUGHEY..... ........................... Personals
AMY THALMANN ...................................... News Editor
LAURA KONE ..................................... Exchange Editor
MR. HARRISON .................................... Faculty Reporter
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IF NOT, WHY NOT?
“THE OLD FIGHT”
The following editorial was pub-
lished in the Baylor Lariat week be-
fore last but wa s first published in
the Lariat last year. Incidentally,
the Lariat was a weekly paper when
this editorial was first published.
“Inasmuch as we are leaving the
scenes of action, and, because of this
fact, no one can accuse us of working
for selfish interests, we desire to say
a word in behalf of our successors,
which we believe we are in a position
to say and know exactly whereof we
We believe it is but fair that the
management of the Lariat should be
given some credit on his school work
for. the time he is obliged to sacrifice
in order to do his duty. Very few
have any knowledge of how much
labor is involved and how much time
is expended in supervising the Lariat.
We are not going to give an estimate
of how much work nor time is really
demanding upon these men because
we think that if anybody is interested
enough they can figure the matter
out for themselves or come to the
Lariat office and spend a week and
then they will get a slight conception.
Several schools in the state and
other states have a ruling which
grants the management of the publi-
cations credit on their school work.
The faculties of these institutions
have found that the editor and busi-
ness manager start out on their jobs
as human beings and have been will-
ing to grant them concessions in
order that these persons, working for
the school, will have time to do their
utmost to give a paper that will be
worth while. Not many men are
blessed with those superhuman quali-
fications of being able to consistently
work twenty hours our of twenty-
four and then make fullback on the
football, squad. The publications’
management is no exception.
“If you appreciate the efforts ' of
those who are laboring for the school
with every atom of their strength,
this is a very good way of showing it.
Give them at least two majors more
for their services on the school papjr
and if they are not extra brilliant and
are unable to do extra well with their
studies as those students who have
nothing else to do but study, don’t
delight in seeing them flunk a course.
It is comical, but these same persons
will feel nearly as bad about it as
if you had never made light of them.
Because you are brilliant and could
do both jobs without any extra
trouble at all, be charitable to the
fellow who claims to be nothmg but
a mere human being with an over-
deelvoped capacity for doing without
“We sincerely hope that next year's
editor and business manager are
given some credit on this school
work and at least a bit of considera-
tion when the professors are un-
fortunate enough to have them in
“This comes from the depth of our
We cannot let it die after the foot-
bail season is over. Tnis is evidenced
by the fact that there is now much
talk of having some ringside con-
tests. There is no better sport than
clean cut bo.xng and we are glad
that we can End an excellent sport to
keep the “old light’' up during the
short period oetvveen the end of the
foot ball season and the beginning of
training for basket ball. We should
be able to have some excellent ex-
hibitions of fast and clever boxing
this year. We have the men, light,
medium weights and heavy. Why,
just think what an opportunity to
see some good boxing with such men
as Wible, Gardner, Saunders, Horton,
Cole, Goodall, Wren, Danchak, Storey
and Smith. It is also rumored that
Lob Shelton is a ring contestant of
excellent merit. We know that the
old veteran has the spirit and doubt
not. that he could put up an excellent
exhibition. Let’s talk it up and
then have some preliminaries and
then a final to the try-outs.
WARNING TO CAFETERIANS
AN ALL YEAR SCHOOL
Ebb. “Why don’t you wear calico
Telo: “Oh I just hate to see myself
in print.” Exchange
Hold your napkins when Charlie
Yes, and girls, you better watch
your sweaters or Charlie might get
wrapped up in them.
THE HANDY SHOE
Next To Rogers
Shoe Repairing Our
NORMALITES JOIN IN
MANY SHAKE HANDS WITH
We have just recently been
informed that Supt. Duncan of
Amarillo has recently been instruct-
ed by the Board of Education to be-
gin the use of this plan at once. The
year is divided into three terms’ of
of sixteen weeks each. Th s leaves
four weeks for vacation and rest -for
the teachers that want to teach the
whole year. It is believed that: four
weeks will be all of the vacation that
the average teacher will need. To
the pupil, it offers an opportunity to
make nine grades in six years if the
parent wants to pay for one-third of
the time. It offers free tuition to
all pupils for two terms each year.
An attempt is to be made to have
only a little more than two-thirds of
the scholastic population in school all
the time. The excess over two-thirds
is to come from the extra ambitious
who are making a grade and one-
half per year and those that are
making up work. It looks like good
business to us. No other business
passes thru so long a period of in-
activity and with so many possibli-
ties lost as do our schools.
heart and we conceal none of our
feelings when we say Baylor ought
to do this small service for men who
are trying to give value received for
President-Elect, Warren G. Hard-
ing, passed thru San Marcos last
Sunday night at 9:30 o’clock. Some
of the students of the Normal who
are especially interested in the
events of the day and men of the
hour, took advantage of an oppor-
tunity that seldom comes to the
masses of the people of this part of
the United States, and went to meet
the train and to give our new presi-
dent a hearty welcome. There was
quite a bit of anxious waiting, and
many wondered if his special train
would stop. But all were agreeably
surprised by a 10-minute stop
There must halve been several
hundred present pnd all were en-
thusiastic in demonstrating to Mr
Harding that even good Texas Demo-
crats will rally around our new lea Ter
in making America a better place for
Mr. and Mrs. Harding, together
with a number of their party, stood
on the rear platform of his ca and
he shook hands with many of those
present, a^d expressed his gratitude
a' their coming^, to meet him. A
number of Normal students were
among the fortunate to stake the
hand of the new President. Some
were ladies, and Mr. Harding ap-
propriately remarked that it was in-
deed a pleasure to shake hands with
the suffragists in the crowd.
After shaking hands with quite a
number, Mr. Harding made a snort
speech, in which he called upon all
to help in the struggle to keep Amer-
ica safe for Americans, and to direct
our government as it was directed in
the early years of our Democracy.
He promised to make his admiration
one of wisdom, based upon the
knowledge and consultation of the
best brains in America, and not a one
man’s government. He was very
liberal in his praise of the courteousy
and hospitality which he had enjoyed
at every stop in Texas.
GRAND OPERA AT
SPECIAL PRIVILEGES GRANTED
Monday afternoon a party of
seventeen, composed mostly of Nor-
mal teachers and students, motored
over to Austin to attend a grand
opera, Carmen, put on by the San
Carlo Opera Company of New York
City. The party was highly pleased
with the Opera, for all of the actors
played their parts well. The leading
parts were played by Stella de Matta
as Carmen, Mario Valli as Escamillo,
Guiseppe Agostini as Den Jose.
But the largest party went over
or Tuesday afternoon for Madam
Butterfly. This party was composed
largely of Liberty Chorus members,
who are deeply indebted to Miss
Butler for her careful arrangements
of the details which made it possible
for so large a number to go. This
party included 26 persons in all, the
larger number of which were mem-
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wonderful color combinations. A complete assortment
of tarns to match.
Warm coats for the cold days are featured at remar-
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All fur prices greatly reduced. Make your selection
before the holidays.
All millinery priced to go.
Prices slashed on every garment in the store.
The Baptist Church
Welcomes you to all its
Berean-Fidelis Classes.. 9:45
B. Y, P. U. .................. 6:30
Evening Sermon -........ 7:30
Where your patronage
We try to
“To all who are weary and need rest,
To all who are homeless and wish sheltering love,
To all who pray, and to all who do not, but ought, This church, m
the name of Jesus Christ, bids you welcome.”
Sunday School.......... .....9:45 T\ Jk K fl
Preaching..................10:50 I I 1IVI h
B. Y. P. U............................ 6:30 V/VSlvlLl
Evening Sermon.............. 7:30
C. E. WELCH, PASTOR BAPTIST CHURCH.
GET IT AT
Who’s Your Shoe
E. C. HORTON
There’s a Reason Let
him dye your shoes.
North side Square.
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Guaranty Fund Bank
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