The Normal Star (San Marcos, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 24, Ed. 1 Saturday, March 31, 1923 Page: 2 of 4
Fall Term 1922
Assistant Editor--------Alfred J. Ivey
Marietta Collier, Mrs. R. _C. Harri-
son, Franklin Herndon, Doris _ Kellam,
Marie Lusk, J. Burnyce McBride, Ma-
bel Morris, Thomas Newton, H. E.
Raison, Lynda Remy, Emmett Shelton,
Daniel Smith, Fannie Woodson, and
Business Mgr. ----------Alfred Weir
Exchange and Circulation-------------
H. Hopson and 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-
cps, Tex., under Act of March 3, 1879.
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Address all communication for the
Star to the editor. Students contribut-
ing news please bring same to the
editorial office in the Main Building.
To insure publication all contributions
should be turned in at the editorial of-
fice not later than Thursday.
Address all matter relating to busi-
ness to the business manager.
For advertising rates see the busi-
Hill by the Gymnasium, Power Plant
and Education buildings; another road
has been opened on the North side of
the campus between the Hospital and
the Education building; a most excel-
lent road now encircles Normal Hill
entering on the south side in front of
the Sevey House, passing between the
President’s home and power house on
one side and the Main building and
Science building on the other side.
“The Faculty has grown frofn twenty-
five to fifty-five instructors, thirty-
seven of them doing college work.”
The present enrollment of students is
in the vicinity of 1015.
“Now just what has been the cause
of such a growth in the Normal?” one
may ask. There is only one main an-
swer, and that is. President Evans has
put his whole heart and soul into his
work as President of the Normal Col-
lege, and due to his unceasing efforts
the school has grown to what it is now.
As a result of his untiring work, there
has been a development in buildings,
equipment, and a general beautifying
of the campus * a development of schol-
arship in that all the college instruc-
tors have Master of Arts degrees, which
means that the Normal College’s work
is recognized by all standard Universi-
ties as being A number one; a variety
ot opportunities for students to make
their way through school, for there are
student nightwatchmen, student^ jani-
tors, student help at the Cafeteria, and
students doing work as part time tea-
chers ; a development in athletics that
cannot be rivaled by any other Normal
College in the state, and as a result of
the above named, developments, there
has been developed a true college spir-
it on the part of the students. The
fact that we can boast of a good
school spirit, and that we endeavor
to manifest our interest in everything
that is for the best interest of the col
lege, is only proof of our appreciation
of what the school has done for us.
GROWTH OF THE SCHOOL
j THE SENIOR I
JOSEPHINE LAUDERDALE, B.A.
Another student who is proving her
high regard and esteem for old S. W.
T. N. C. is Josephine Lauderdale. She
secured her permanent certificate here
several years ago, but it seems all too
true that “distance lends enchantment
to the view”. Accordingly, she sought
out some of these “distant” colleges
when she began work on her degree,
giving both Texas and Colorado Uni-
versities a trial. But finally the call
of old Alma Mater, which always comes
to those who once have called her
“home”, could no longer be resisted
and Josephine returned to take her de
gree in the school where she began her
As well as being popular as a stu
dent, she has proved equally so as a
teacher, having been superintendent of
the schools at Bulda where she won
the admiration and esteem of both
children and patrons.
As a member of the Senior class,
Josephine is especially well known. She
now represents the class as a member
of the Student Welfare Council, being
secretary of that organization. For
everyone she has a word of cheer and
a smiling face. Nowhere can be found
a better sport than Josephine and with
her unusual ability coupled with her
sunshiny disposition, we predict for
her a very successful and prosperous
Saturday evening, March 31 at 7:30
the students of the Home Economics
Department will have a “stunt party
in the Normal auditorium.
Stunts will be put on by the Fresh-
men, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior
classes. Each class will be on tip-toe
since a contest is to be staged among
these four groups.
Judges have already been selected to
determine the winners in this rather
unique contest. The successful partici-
For a person who saw the opening
of the Normal in September 1903 it
is almost impossible to realize that
the school we have now is jn any way
associated with the school in the days
that are gone, for the changes that
have taken place, and the growth, not
only in the number of students, but
also the growth in an educational way,
growth in spirit, growth in athletics,
growth in opportunities for students to
“make their way through” and the
growth of the school from every stand-
point has been such that it would make
one stop and wonder how It has de-
veloped from a small Normal school,
which was merely equivalent to the
present Normal High School, into a
standard College that bows only to a
University. When the Normal opened
its first session in 1903 it had an en-
rollment of 303 students. Ten years
later it had an enrollment of 52b. In
1916 there were 900 students, two-
thirds of whom were of sub-college
standing. During the last four years
we have trebled our college enroll-
ment, something that has not been du-
plicated by any other Normal College
in the State.
The following is an extract from an
address given by President C. E. Evans
tc the Business Men’s Banquet, Sat-
urday evening, December 16, 1922, en-
titled “Progress and Plans of S. W.
T. N. C”:
“In December 1912, the Normal Col-
lege had an appropriation of $41,000
for the year 1912-13 and $108,600 for
the Biennium 1911-13. lhe buildings
and cost were as follows:
Main Building ----------
Library Building ----------D,00U
Science Building -----------
These, buildings, were constructed of
cheap bricks, were somewhat old styl-
ish in architecture, and were inadequate
in laboratories, offices, furniture and
other conveniences. The College plain
was hemmed in by the “Avey Houses
and two negro huts on the North and
on the South, by the “Maxwell home.
“Normal Hill” was a jungle of weeds,
briars, cactus and underbrush lhe
campus at that time was much bet-
ter adapted for cattle pasture than for
college use; the only drive-ways on
the hill were the front street entrance,
somewhat steep and poorly kept, an
the heavily inclined rough road leading
to the President’s home. A vacant lot
was used by athletic teams for foot-
ball practice; we had no athletic field.
Normal teams almost uniformly lost
games; on such record of defeat few
San Marcos citizens gave yells for
“Normal.” The faculty consisted of 25
instructors; and of 568 students, 192
supposedly college students were en-
rolled, carrying a mixture of high
school and freshman college work.
With the above as a hint as to what
the Normal used to be, those of us
who are familiar with the growth of
the school have only to look about us
to see te improvements that have ta-
ken place. The driveway leading to
the front of the Main building has
been improved, the driveway leading to
the President’s home is now a mod-
erate incline only, and makes an easy
ascent for wagons and cars; an excel-
lent road has been opened from the
Athletic field due West over Normal
J. H. Harrison
STUNT PARTY AT NORMAL
ing, the Y. M. Chorus sang “The Gyp-
sy Trail.” This selection was exceed-
ingly well rendered and was appre-
ciated by all present. It was deter-
mined then and there by many as to
which of the attractions of Monday
evening would lend the most _ enjoy-
ment ; it is needless to mention any
other than the Y.M.C.A. Chorus.
“If you are lazy and selfish and in-
different your chief pleasure consists
in cussing those who are trying to do
Wednesday night, March 28th, the
Chautaiiqua Literary Society^ held one
of the peppiest meetings of its career.
Men, you don’t know what you missed
by not coming out ^Wednesday night.
All men present decided that the pro-
gram rendered last night was the best
of the year.
The first thing on the program was
Alfred “Josephus” Ivey, and his hot
line of—well you know what I mean
by that. Everyone knows that Alfred
holds down the joke end of any pro-
gram. Mr. Barclay and Mr. Reagan
were then excused from their part on
the program, their excuse being that
they went home for the week end, and
had no time to prepare. We will say
for Mr Barclay and Mr. Reagan, how-
ever that this is the first time that they
have failed to take their part on the
program when assigned same. The
next and final thing on the program
was a debate: “Resolved, that the U.
S Navy is more beneficial than the
Army.” ' H. H. Day and Jack Horton
ably defended the affrmative side of
this question, while Ben Freasier and
Daniel Smith held Bp the negative side
oi the question. The affrmative won
this debate by a two to one decision.
Mr. Horton and Mr. Day were very
proud of the fact that they won the
debate on extemporaneous speeches.
The Chautauqua Banque is a settled
thing now. The final arrangements
have been turned over to a committee,
and they have been authorized to have
tickets printed, etc. Mr. Arnold has
consented to let its have the banquet,
in the Normal Cafeteria, and has stat-
ed that each plate would cost about
“six bits”. You girls that have a fel-
low in the Chautauqua get behind
them and make them purchase a couple
of tickets, and preambulate youlrselves
to a delightful time. Fellows, don t
by picayunish, but show your girl a
good time. Get behind this movement
and help us put it over. Jack Horton,
H. H. Day, and Fred Day are on the
banquet committee, and they state that
they are going to do their best' to put
this thing over in grand style, belt they
must have the cooperation of every
members of the Society.
You meri that belong to the Chau-
tauqua remember that we meet on
Wednesday night at 7:15. Lets get a
little life into us, and take our part on
the program, thereby showing that we
are taking an interest in the Literary
Society work. Now remember that next
Wednesday, April 4, at 7:15 o’clock we
want every member of the Chautauqua
Literary society to be in room 14.
SOME WERSES ’BOUT DA SHOW
(Apologies to Wm. F. Kirk)
A aut yast know vot all dis iss
Dot all da guys iss blow about
In such a crazy vay.
I vish dat I can soon find out
Vot all iss gona be
At diss hyar strange, big, stag blow-out
Dey vant ifie come to see.
Diss Mr. Tanner man, I guess,
Gon’ give da crowd some Lat—
But I can’t get diss crazy stuff
Into my bean, you bat!
Wan day I hear him bowlin’ out,
“Amos, Amos, Amot.”
But I aut know vot he skoll mean;
I tenk he must be shot,
Van time, by poison gas, or gatlin you
Dot hurt him in his knot.
But yust wan day or two ago
I meet a fu'nny bird
Dot tall me surely he iss know
Diss Mr. Tanner’s vord
(Diss birdie’s nam’ iss Ivy Bud
Or something vich is like)
He say amo, amos, amot
Iss someting ’bout ve love ^ (
An spoon veil spring come ’roun
Yust like two turtle dove.
I gu'ess diss Buddy Boy ban right
About da tengs he say,
For every day now vonce in vile
It surely look diss vay
Out on da playground on diss hill
Vere boys an’ girls come here
To learn to make a school teacher
Vich alvays iss so qveer.
An’ den diss man name Dr. Noll’—
Vot place he gona take _
In diss big show dat’s comm’ off
Yutet for da Y. M.’s sake?
It surely look to me, I sveai,
About diss double cut,
He gona try da best he can
To bust a bunch o’ “nut .
Veil you bat my life I gona come
To see diss hyar big show
For dese ban some big fuhny guys
Dat pull it off, I know.
Of course I’m sorry I ant know
Yust vat Vy—M—C—A
Iss mean to take da_ place of vords,
But annyhow it vill be fun
To come an’ see dese birds
So, Mr. Student, yust vun vord:
■ I give you) inside tip, _
\ ou make a date to see diss show,
But sure you keep your lip,
An’ den you surely have a chance,
You vill, I tal you vot!
To do diss Mr. Tanner mans
Amo, amos, amot.
State Bank & Trust Company
San Marcos, Texas
We welcome you,
Be you old ones, be you new,
Help make this term a pleasant one,
Which it will be if you often come
On the side of Normal Hill.
YORKER MEN’S SHOES
Fair Prices for Fine Quality.
Comfort and Fit are
THE REXALL STORE
WHITMAN’S, JACOB’S AND HUYLERS CHCOLATES
Williams Drug Company
The Place Where Most People Trade
Fight! Fight! Fight!
Agnew & Co.
Normal Hill luncheonet
Quick Lunches, Candies
and Fruits Phone 599
Miss Davis, assistant registrar, has
been sgriouisly ill with typhoid fever
for the last two weeks. Reports are
that she is doing nicely at present.
The youngsters at the park, where
Mr. Talley boards, informed us that
Mr. Talley had gone to the asylum. It
was not so serious as that for after a
week-end in the hospital, he is report-
ing for duty again.
Miss Katherine Craig will probably
spend a few days convalescing at the
hospital. She is gaining rapidl.
Miiss Essie Graham is in the hospi-
tal as a result of a slight basketball
Mr. Harry: “Can anyone suggest
means whereby I can improve my lec-
Voice in the rear: “Did you ever try
selling the mas lullabys?”
Mr. Brown: “How many of the five
problems did you fail to get?
Badger Thomas: “I couldn t get the
first two or the last three.”
Phone No. 43
A. M. Gomez
HANDY SHOE SHOP
Shoes fixed while you wait. All
kinds shoe work. Next to Rogers .
Public Accounting and
San Marcos, Texas
Dr. S. D. McGaughy
Over Williams Drug Store
“A Better Store For Men”
CLEANING AND PRESSING CALLED FOR AND
Telephone Number 42
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