The Normal Star (San Marcos, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 37, Ed. 1 Saturday, July 14, 1923 Page: 2 of 4
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THE NORMAL STAR
Summer Term, 1923
Assistant Editor_____Franklin Herndon
Marietta Collier, Mrs. R. C. Harri-
son, Doris Kellam, Arlin Johnson, Ma-
rie Lusk, Lynda Remy, Wulie Summers
and Daniel Smith.
'Business Manager---------Alfred Weir
Exchange and Circulation---------
A. D. Hildreth
Published weekly during the school
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Texas Normal College.
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What is meant by intelligence, this
word so commonly used in description
of the mental powers of man or beast?
Webster says that it is the power of
understanding, that it is a far broader
term than intellectuality. Some of the
modern philosophers and psychologists
have defined it as that power of man
or beast to adapt himself to his envi-
Let us observe that there is a great
difference between intelligence and that
which we call information. A man may
be very well informed, as we say, and,
at the same time, lack a great deal of
being intelligent. Knowledge or in-
formation, however, is a very impor-
tant requisite of intelligence, but a man
to be intelligent must have the power
to use whatever knowledge he has stor-
ed up in his mind to better himself in
some way. Take the student who grad-
uates from college. He goes out into
the world. If he does not actually put
to use that which he has learned, or at
least a part of it, toward developing
himself or his environmemt, he is the
very antithesis of an intelligent being.
The dog who learns to doge the cat is
far above such a man in intelligence.
The dog puts to use his knowledge in
order to make ife more pleasant, more
profitable, while the man who does not
apply that information which he has in
some profitable manner to himself or
society is not only entirely void of in-
telligence, but is, at the same' time, a
cheat and an egoist, for that man has
betrayed society’s trust in him and has
failed to give in return for that which
he has received.
Don’t think your education finished
when you get out of college; it has
merely begun, you have merely met the
entrance requirements to a broad and
extensive course in Hiving.” Don’t
think that because you are the possess-
or of a great deal of supposedly valu-
able information you are “smarter”
than those more unfortunate ones who
do not have that information. Let me
again bring out this point: The man
who can use to advantage to himself
or society that which he does know is
a Socrates, a Solomon, as compared
with the man who knows no matter
how much and does not have the abilit-
to apply that knowledge. School has
given us a vast amount of valuable in-
formation and knowledge, let us show
our intelligence and, at the same time,
our appreciation by finding ways to
put it to use, to cultivate it so that it
will grow and bear fruit.
N. T. T. C.
Denton Teachers College has also
:rfected the organization of the coun-
ss represented in the school. They
ive to date representatives of 116
junties who have met and organized
. * * * *
ebraska State Teachers College at
A parent-student gathering where the
d students and parents of the stu-
mts will convene to get acquainted
ith each other is to be held at the
ebraska Teachers College July 13,
1 and 15.
* * *
Senior day is to be celebrated Friday
Educational Association holds “Old
ime Sing Song.” Teachers for once
) not enter in any great discussion.
Oscar Eckhart and Rube Leisener are
mling great ball for the Farmerville,
a., nine. Our own pitching ace, Ed
allina is also with the Farmerville
iseball team. He :s going true to form.
She; Why do you carry your cane?
He: Because it can’t walk.
:Fritz: What bell is that?
Fizzle: The ue right up there on
SADIE HATFIELD, B. S.
It was in the year A. D. 1914, to be
exact from a historical point of view,
that Sadie made her start in S. W. T.
T. C. It was an able start for she has
not stopped yet, and that is not all.
Every inch of her way has been a
Among her many indications of suc-
cess are the following facts: She has
acted in the capacities of president,
secretary and treasurer of the Pierian
Literary Society, chairman of the social
service committee and assistant editor
of Pedagog in 1919. She was instru-
mental in organizing the Country Life
Club and has always been a Y. W. C.
A. supporter and a member of the
Home Economics Chib. In addition to
this she has also taught two very suc-
cessful terms in the public schools.
Her interest in school activities does
not affect her grades, however. She
makes A’s without any disturbance
whatever, but, it is said, that the ap-
pearance of a C on her card causes
Hattie, as she is generally known
among her home economics friends, is
especially noted for her culinary skill,
and as ah inmate of the practice cot-
tage she fully developed that inborn
tendency toward domestic art.
She is known by all as a worker,
every inch of her, and while there may
not be many of them, each inch is pack-
ed with, energy. Quietly, determinedly
and sure of herself, she forges ahead
with untiring industry, and we feel sure
that one who has made the success of
a college career that Hattie has made,
can but make a success of anything
which she may undertake—be it in-
structing the future housewives of our
state to cook and sew or conducting a
household of her own.
MRS. R. C. HARRISON, B. A.
Misses Mabel Bethel, Ruby and Ad-
die Mae Sellers and Polly Donnell who
were injured in the Fourth of July car
wreck on Hopkins Street are recover-
ing nicely and hope to finish their sum-
Miss Virginia Baronian underwent a
minor operation Saturday but is able
to be back in school again.
Miss Dorothy Suffle is suffering with
Miss Etta Stein is slightly ill and is
spending a few days in the hospital.
Miss Grace Gregory is in the hos-
pital recuperating from a dental op-
Margaret McLoughlin will spend this
week-end in San Antonio.
It would be funny if the seniors
would carry out some of their famous
challenges. The faculty seems to have
the seniors’ goat in more ways than in
the class rooms. The results of the last
two volley ball contests proves this
Since we are talking about the sen-
iors, someone has said they want to
write their own exam questions in the
extra subject that they will have to
take the finals in. They are exempt
from the finals in the last five courses
toward a degree and as the regular
course of the summer term constitutes
three subjects for each half term this
leaves one subject for which a final
must be given.
Bobbie Collier is leaving school this
term but as yet we have no word of a
resignation on the part of any young
member of the faculty.
The number of Japanese parasols is
steadily decreasing. The cause for this
unexpected drop in the stock of the
popular novelty cannot be determined.
It must be that they were caught in
one of the recent rains or some of the
girls bought parasols like her friend
had and now neither one will sport
Listen, Alex, that isn’t a shoe sales-
man who came down the hall ballahoo-
ing something about boots. It was Mc-
Donald selling tickets to “A Pair of
Boots” Monday night.
We- weren’t surprised to hear Miss
Appleby humming while working in the
Exchange Tuesday morning—“Yes We
Ain’t Got No Bananas Today.”
“If Winter Comes,” what will we do
with the fans in the auditorium? Now
you students don’t alibi, you won’t have
to Wait for winter to go to general
Yes, girls, we are sorry that all the
houses do not have the generous sup-
ply of vines and trees in front of the
We overheard a freshman say that
The scientists say that no more than
one body can occupy the same space at
the same time. This may be true, but
here on College Heights we have an
example (and a very much alive one)
of three personalities which occupy one^
body. In the well known and well loved
person of Mrs. R. C. Harrison is found
the efficient wife and mother, the gift-
ed student and teacher, and last, but far
from least, the charming and lovable
school girl and pal.
Mrs. Harrison spent her first year of
college in the University of Texas
where she says she specialized in “Pe-
rip” courses which, being interpreted,
mean “campustry” courses. Here, as
always, she evidently came through
with flying colors and received the
commendation of her teacher, for it
was not long until she took her cer-
tificate by promising to “love, honor
This successful termination of her
first college year apparently fired her
determination to carry her conquests
still further, until, at last, she is ready
to receive her college degree. With the
exception of this one year in Texas U.
and some special work done in Rad-
cliffe College, Cambridge, Mass., all
of her college work has beer, d"ne in
s. W. T. T. C.
Mrs. Harrison states that her con-
nection with this institution has been
very unique it? that she has been a
member of the faculty, wife of a faculty
member and a student. During most
of the time she has been all three in
one and has done able service in each
As a teacher of English she has al-
ready shown her ability to be far above
the average and the enthusiastic, wide
awake manner in which she goes into
her work has already won her an
esteemed place on the faculty of S- W.
T. T. C.
As the wife of a member of the
faculty she has proved beyond a doubt
that a woman can be a successful home
maker and also have a career of her
own, for, in addition to all other ac-
complishments, she has created a
charming home for , her husband and
little son. In fact, there is no doubt
that part of the success attained by
our beloved Mr. Harrison is due to her
aid and helpfulness.
But, it is as a student that Mrs.
Harrison is best known in the college.
There have been very few students who
ever took a deeper interest in student
activities. She has served as president
of the Liberty Chorus and Rabbit Foot
Dramatic Club, as secretary of La Sala-
manca and the senior class of 1923,
and as a member of the Star Staff for ^
two years. She has been a prominent;
figure in musical circles throughout,
the years she has been here, being a
member, not only of the Liberty Cho-
rus, but also of the Schubert Club.
In adidtion to these many activities
she has shown herself a genuine, all
around sport. She may always be
counted upon to loyally and openly
support her fellow students and she is
popular among them, not only because
of her superior scholarship and ability,
but because of the cheerful word, the
happy smile and the kindly heart of
her. We are proud of her. We love
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We carry in stock at all times the largest
assortment of art papers, tube paints, water
colors, brushes—in fact, everything in the
art line used for the departments of the
schools of San Marcos.
W illiams Drug Company
The Place Where Most People Trade
MISS MAMIE BROWN HONORS
MISS MARIETTE COLLIER
WITH FAREWELL LUNCH
Miss Mamie Brown was hostess at
a beautiful farewell luncheon honoring
Miss Marietta B. Collier in the dining
room of the home ecenomics building of
the college aJ* noon of last Tuesday.
Guests preesnt were Misses Mary
Brooks, Gladys Fourqurean, Charlotte
Kyle, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Fourqurean,
Miss Ina Brown, Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
Kellam, Miss Hazel Cape and Henry
June 3Qth to
he had been definitely informed by
Prof. C. Kellam that Budapest was not
No wonder the faculty always beat
*he seniors; they have a Talley to start
This must be the end of the term for
we have heard Esther Johnson running
around the campus murmuring in an
Turn backward, turn backward,
Oh. Time, in your flight,
And lend me a notebook
Just for tonight.
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