The Normal Star (San Marcos, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 24, Ed. 1 Saturday, March 31, 1923 Page: 3 of 4
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THE NORMAL STAR
devereux players stage
TWO SPLENDID PROGRAMS
Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Noth-
ing” and Shaw’s “Arms And The
Man” Enjoyed By Students Saturday
One of the finest attractions in the
line of entertainment that it has been
the good fortune for Normal students
to see or to take the advantage of this
year was the late presentation by Clif-
ford Devereux and his company of the
two remarkable plays; Shakespeare’s
“Much Ado About Nothing” and
Shaw’s “Arms and the Man.”
The first of these plays was played
to a rather small audience in the af-
ternoon. We should not say a small
audience, and yet when we consider
the value of the plays and the finish
with which the Devereux Players put
on the play we cannot but say that
the audience fell mulch short of what
it should have been so far as numbers
are concerned. The night’s perform-
ance, at which time the company gave
Shaw’s “Arms and the Man” was much
Both plays were done very well, the
actors proving masters indeed. It is
only to be regretted that not more of
the students availed themselves of the
opportunity of seeing these excellent
NORMAL PASSES THOUSAND
MARK MONDAY—Streamer Head
First National Bank of San Marcos
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his friends know that he will keep to
County Judge Porter, the next spea-
ker, gave a brief history of the found-
ing of the Normal College at San
Marcos. Mr. Porter stated that the
town of San Marcos had failed repeat-
edly in her early_ days to vote a local
school tax but since the Normal had
been located here, a school _ tax had
been voted and raised to a point where
the city now has an excellent system
of schools. In closing he added that
. even though the Normal had made
great improvements during the past
ten years, he expected to see far grea-
ter improvements proportionally dur-
ing the next ten years.
Mayor A. L. Davis then came for-
ward and made a short speech. In his
opinion another celebration of the
same kind will be held in the near fu-
ture. As mayor of the city, he extend-
ed a hearty welcome to the faculty and
to the student body.
Dr. L. L. Edwards, president of the
Kiwanis club, introduced himself not
as a speaker, but as a pill toter. He
was, indeed, the real fuin-maker for
the 'crowd. After telling a number of
delightful jokes, he settled down to a
more serious vein and told the stu-
dents how to achieve success.
Dr. L. L. Lee, the next speaker, re-
joiced in the fact that the Normal had
passed the one thousand mark in en-
rollment. To him the most important
thing was not the mere enrolling of one
thousand students, but the significance
of the event. He feels that the Nor-
mal’s large enrollment bespeaks a high
class of work in days past, otherwise
the students who have gone out would
not have been such strong boosters for
their Alma Mater.
Pres. Evans closed the interesting
program by telling the students to re-
member that numbers alone ^ do not
count and that the entire student body
must help him to make the spirit of
this Normal second to none in this
JUNIORS ACCEPT THE
The Baylor Bear baseball machine
won its initial game from the St. Ed-
wards College nine last Friday after-
noon by the decisive score of 7-0. The
Bears are to meet the Waco Indians
at the formal opening the new Katy
Park on March 30 and 31.
* * * *
S. H. N. C.
On the 17th of next month, the San
Marcos Bobcats meet the Sam Hous-
ton Bearcats in a d'ulal meet on Prit-
The Clifford Devereur Players were
enjoyed here March the 19 and 20th.
The baseball practice has taken on
the serious aspect only the last two
weeks. Fifty men have reported for a
tryout on the Bearcat nine.
The girls of the school will meet
the Rice Institute girls in a field meet
at Houston. The meet consists of vol-
ley ball, hoop rolling, tug of war, etc.
* * * *
The outlook for both the track and
baseball teams are good. The opening
games will be played the 26th and 28th.
* * * *
Coach Disch’s baseball nine defeated
the Houston Buffs 11-9, by a home run
in the last of the ninth.
The fortieth anniversary of the uni-
versity is- given publicity as the varsity
band makes an extensive tour.
Ivan Robertson has been elected
basketbal captain for 1924.
iAll Texas University greeted new
coach, E. J. “Doc” Stewart, at recep-
tion given at “Y”.
♦ ♦ * *
A. C. C.
The Wildcats defeated the Yellow
Jackets 2-1 in their first diamond en-
C The city of Abeline pledged $100,000
to the college. The Chamber of Com-
merce shows much enthusiasm for the
Y. M.C.A. MEETING
Last Wednesday at the time of the
regular meetings of the Y Associa-
tions, the men ticket-sellers for the
Y. M. Convert Monday evening met to
discuss the basis upon which the tick-
ets were to be sold. It was decided
that the competitors woiild begin at
the same time,, and with equal num-
bers selling tickets, that_ they would
also close at the same time. So far
the competition has been keenly fought'
out, and all evidence tends to show
even more enthusiasm as the closing
mark draws near Monday at noon.
If you have not already bought your
tickets, do so at once as you will be
helping out the side of your choice and
As a closing number of this meet-
pants and their class officers will be
given a luncheon by the serving class
of the Home Economics Department.
, A delightful time is promised. Miss
Butler’s orchestra has been asked to
furnish music. Everyone is cordially
invited to attend. Admission 10c.
The Harris-Blair Literary Society
held its regular weekly meeting on
Wednesday night and an excellent pro-
gram was rendered, The Harris-Blair
is starting out again and you old mem-
bers are missing a Jot of valuable
training by not sparing one hour of
your time to attend the meetings.
After the house was called to order
by the president, a very interesting
and educating talk or lecture was
given by Tommie Newton on the sub-
ject, “The Grand Canyon of the Color-
ado”. Then by a unanimous vote it
was decided to complete the program
with an extemporaneous debate. The
question selected was; “Resolved, that
the Southwest Texas State Normal Col-
lege should abolish free textbooks.”
The debate was very exciting. Tihe
affrmative was ably defended by Ar-
chie B. Lewis and Grindstaff, while the
negative masterfully upheld by Chas.
Homola and Tom Newton.
In the business part of the meeting,
notice was given the society that the
Chautauquans had accepted our chal-
lenge for debate and .Newton, Homola
and Grindstaff were appointed to select
three questions, one of which is to be
debated on. The society also decided
to carry on a campaign for new mem-
bers in order to get a greater abun-
dance of material from which to select
Men that have once been members
of the Harris-Blair, it is up to you to
come to the meetings every Wednesday
night at 7 :00 p. m. You will get some
training that it is impossible to get
elsewhere. It is up to you to put this
society across. Remember that in a
few meetings we are going to select
the men to represent us when we meet
the Chautauqua in debate and there
is a wonderful chance for you if you
will attend the meetings and take part
in the programs. You can not afford
to miss this opportunity for the ad-
vancement of the literary side of your
character. It is a very great advant-
age for a man to be able to address an
audience in a capable way, and that is
the kind of training that the literary
society gives. You, as teachers, need
it. When making a speech on Monday
morning at General Assembly period,
Mr. Evans said that the school was
growing in school spirit. You as men,
are not keeping up with this growth
unless you are lined up with some lit-
erary society. Remember the literary
and social advantages of such contact
with your fellow student. _ New men,
or men that have never joined a liter-
ary society, we extend our hearty in-
vitation to come and join us in our
work. In the hour that you are there
you learn how to be able to speak and
at the same time you are having a
Cleaning, pressing, dying, etc. One day service
Norwood’s Tailor Shop
We Cater to Students’ Wants
Stationery, note books,, tablets,
pencils, inks, etc.
Best ice cream in San Marcos.
Visit our fountain.
C. T. BASS AND SON
We carry a large assortment of Toilet Articles and
School Supplies of every kind.
I Have Opened a
NEW BARBER SHOP
In front of the Modern Tailor
Shop. Will appreciate your
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ALL-SCHOOL BIG-TIME CAR-
NIVAL GIVEN BY Y.W. AND Y.M.
Advanced Spring Models
Now on Display
The Regular Fee.
The Man; “Your little brother saw
me kiss you. What must I do to make
him keep quiet about it?”
The Girl; “He usually gets half a
collar on the mat with a ‘left-hand”
man, as most of the men know that
is next to disgrace to carry on any
sort of contest with a left-hander. As
odr honor is in danger we will accept
with pleasure their challenge.
(Signed) ALFRED WEIR,
Pres. Junior Class.
Wqz H>an JflarcojS
Prints Fancy Stationery, Re-
cital Programs, Cards, Grad-
us show you our stock.
“How can you tell the difference be-
tween a Prof, and a student?”
“Well, I would hate to express my
opinion.’ But what do you say it is?”
“Well, if there were only two in a
room and one of them was asleep then
the other one would be the student.”
A Victory for the Dostrine of Interest
History Prof; “Class, what was the
date of the discovery of America?”
Prof: “When did the War of 1812
Class; “We’ve forgotten.
Prof, (with happy thought) : “When
will the Y. M. C. A. Variety Concert
Class (in rousing chorus) : Monday
evening, April 2, 8 o’clock.”
On Yo’ Way.
“Boy, does yo’ git a letter from de
Ku Kluxes; what yo’ gwine ter do
“Read it on ue train.”
“Two down and five to go”, cried
Robert Shelton as he reached for the
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coiisin to the renowned ‘Maud’!”
“Funny house ! Funny House!—Come
and see the ground hog—’nough ground
hog to make a whole sausage. • South
African bat. Batty but not as batty
as you are!”
“Have your picture taken while you
wait. We promise to make anything
but a likeness!”
“Soda water! Loly-pops!”
“You are fortunate to have your for-
tune told by the mysterious Madam
“Hear her demonstrate! Wildest
wild women ever caught this side of
Llano. . . She makes the freshest blood
curdle at glance. You will curl up
and wither away when she screams,
More band music. More howling
clown stunts. Romeo and Juliet per-
sonified. “Poor Romeo! Poor Juliet!”
Tight rope walker. (The rope was
tight all right).
Mechanical dolls ! O people, joist no-
tice their mechanism, especially that
mechanical smile of Fanny’s!
If you don’t believe it was a sure-
just inquire arouind among the three
hundred who were there. They will
probably say that it was a scream, but
what they mean is that it was a real
live carnival. Evidently a poet was
Parlor Barber Shop
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Fill in and mail for our large
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and Civil Service. We also teach
DUKE & AYRES
Hoick Service Cars
Special rates on trips to Austin
San Antonio, etc.
John H. Dobbins, Prop.
A diplomat is a man who can remem-
ber a woman’s birthday and forget
We Have In Siock--
Now 1923 S. W. T. N.
Class Rings and Pins
PAUL C. MOORE
DRY GOODS & SHOES
AT LOWER PRICES
S. W. Cor. of Square
IF YOU DON’T KNOW
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North Side Square.
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E. C. Horton
North Side Square
Phone No. 7
Where your patronage
Our candies made fresh
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The Normal Star (San Marcos, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 24, Ed. 1 Saturday, March 31, 1923, newspaper, March 31, 1923; San Marcos, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth614564/m1/3/: accessed April 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State University.