The Normal Star (San Marcos, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 7, Ed. 1 Saturday, November 29, 1919 Page: 2 of 4
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THE NORMAL STAR
THE NORMAL STAR
RALPH J. WATKINS...........*•••............ Editor-in-Chitf
M. L. SHEPHERD ............. .............. Business Manager
iJANIE HOPSON ........................... 1st. Associate Editor
IRMA ROBERTS.......................... 2nd. Associate Editor
JOHN H. DOBBINS .............................. News Editor
W. J. HODSON, Jr............................... Joke Editor
LEONARD HOPSON .......................... Athletic Editor
ELLEN HILL ....................................Literary Editor
DEWEY LAWLEY ............................ Exchange Editor
ANNA WOODSON .............._________________________ Personals
PROFESSOR R. A. MILLS ............. . ....... Faculty Reporter
Allie Myrrl Birdwell - Non Douglas McGaughv
O. C. Rode Sam Wood Gardner
A. D. Hildreth 1 Anna Barthlome
Bernice Evans f ‘ Jennie Swearingen
Ester Lee Gambrell Francis Kellam
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Football Feelin s
BY ONE WHO HAS ’EM
The clean sportsmanship of
the Normal and Academy players
in Thursday’s game was the sub-
ject of much favorable comment
from the town people. They
came out to see a good game of
clean football and they went
away satisfied and feeling thaL
they received their money ’s worth.
These schools have again shown
the public that, in spite of past
intense rivalry, they stand for
the best in manhood ,in sport as
well as in work.
* * * *
Richard Hays and his well or-
ganized rooters certainly helped
to put it over the Cubs Turkey
Day. It was an inspiration to
look at them in their “nifty ’
caps of maroon and gold, and
when they yelled thev di^ we
knew old S. W. T. N. had to
come across with the goods, so
to speak. Ask Shelton and his
valiant crewT if those soprano
rooters, under such able leader-
ship, didn’t mean a lot to them
out on the grids. School spirit
has been at its best this year and
we are justly proud of this spirit,
and may we not keep it up thru-
out the year.
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Didn’t we tell you that we
were going to have a real live
band? Now it is an actuality,
and didn’t that band sound good
out at the game Thursday? D.
D. Snow really looks inspiring
and so we were not surprised at
the wonderful work of his rnu-
sicions. It was the first time
we had been privileged to hear
our new band and we feel very
proud of it. ,We hope that we
will soon have it with us on
other occasions, particularly at
LOG OF THAT HUNTSVILLE
Denton''Normal’has suffered de-
feat at the hands of Burleson
College, Greenville, 6-0.
Denton is already working on
her circus, staged each year for
the benefit of the faculty ana
students. Great interest is be-
ing manifested over the approach-
ing election of the Circus Queen.
Each class has a candidate for
The entire student body wit-
nessed the Denton-Simmons foot-
ball game, played at Abiline, in
their own auditorium. The Man-
ual Training Department con-
structed/-a ; miniature football
field and a private telephone line
to Abilene • made it possible to
show each play in the Denton
Normal Auditorium.: Yells were
given fur, each player and for
every yard Denton gained.
Just the other side of Dale wre
had our first mishap. Ross Arnold
stuck his head out the window
and Claud Kellam shoved off his
Jack Sledge stopped the traliie
in Houston by stopping in the
middle of a street to pull up his
Ask Ross Arnold and Jesse
Kellam how Houston appealed to
them between the hours of 8:00
and 11:()() a. m. .
Shelton at frequent intervals:
“My, I wish I had that kindling
We enjoyecpour stay in Hunts-
ville between seven and nine
Bow about the stay in the city
of Fehlis ?
<TCut that high school stuff
out 1 ’ ’ was heard frequently on
Jesse Kellam looks so much like
a bum the conductor threatened
to puti him off. He told Toni
Howell to watch his hat check;
that he was on to Jesse’s class.
The same disaster that befell
Rosij visited Coach Strahan, and
the funny part was that it was
almost in the same spot on the
Ask Jesse and Plecky if the
Brazos Hotel had a fire-escape.
Claude Kellam is still in a
winded condition. Ross hid and
Claude tried to find him and con-
sequently had to run the train
down. We found out later that
Ross disqualified and therefore
missed his train.
There wasn’t a girl—regardless
of color—that Tom Howell didn’t
see. If there was, he didn’t slight
Terry Lowman, we found out,
is quite a magician. He can pro-
duce from your pocket most
anything he wants • the trouble is,
he does it at a very untimely
moment. Maurice Jennings will
Plecky had to go to seethe
Doctor in Huntsville.
J esse Kellam acquired a new
method of straight-arming at
Bob Shelton and Scott say its
better to sit on a bale of cotton
if you are waiting for a train.
The whole team was forced to
walk from the Huntsville-Felpa
train over to the I. & G. N. station
on account of the lack of current
to run the street car system
Bob Shelton wanted to get off
at Larremore because, he said, it
looked so much like home.
Claud Kellam wrote up the
Football feelings happen to
differ from almbst any other
variety of sensations. I know
this because I play football and
I have them—feelings. They will
be described to the best of yny
ability in the following para-
graphs. I begin with the feelings
of a player about to receive the
He stands in the place as-
signed him and wonders whether
he will get the ball. Will it
come Jumbling out of a cloudy
sky, twisting and spiraling in
uncertain fashion, or will it
shoot over the ground at a height
of ten or twelve feet only to take
a wicked turn as he is about to
grasp it? In eithej* * case, will he
muff it? He clenches his fist to
still the trembling of his fingers.
He wishes the referee would
blow his whistle.. The referee
does blow it, and the ball comes
sailing toward him. He thinks
for one puzzled instant that the
ball is never to come down. Will
he get a chance to return it?
What did Coach say—carry it
under the right arm or the left?
Shall he imitate a noted half-
back on his team, and carry the
ball grasped before him in both
handsf As he rises from the
tackle, he rejoices in the feeling
of the warm blood in his veins.
The nervousness, is gone—the
game is on!
Then there are the feelings of
the one kicidng off. As he care-
fully i r ises the ball on its little
tower of soil, he sees himself as
lie will be an instant later: ad-
vancing to send it higK over the
head of the enemy. Will he suc-
ceen in raising it clear? In po-
sition he measures the distance
again and again. The whistle!
The advancing> line; Hie en-
couraging yells from the side-
lines—he hears and sees nothing
but that ball, sitting froglike,
pointing toward the foe’s goal
and victory. Will it slip on his
muddy toe and be stopped with-
in twenty yards? Will that big
stiff charging straight at him
succeed in blocking him as he
runs down the field?
His heart leaps as he sees the
ball soar high and away. Stand
ing on his head and shoulder a
moment later (the big fellow
did block him), he does not
mind tihe fall at all. He hears
the shouts that proclaim the fact
that some man has downed the
receiver right in his tracks. His
excellent kick-off made that, pos-
sible. His heart sings as he
dashes forward to lead in the de-
There comes that moment,
however, when forced back with-
in a yard or two of his goal, he
glares tat his opponents and
wishes he were the mountain
that Mahomet failed to move, or
something. He feels the blood
pounding in his ears, he tries in
vain to swallow the lump in his
throat, his mouth As dry, and his
breath burns his throat and
lungs. The sight of the dirty
face and sweaty figure opposite
fills hirii with rage. With fierce
exultation he dives under the
weight of what, seems to him all
the team and half the spectators:
but his heart glows when the
wild yell from the sidelines con-
firms his guess that the fullback
has thrown back the attack.
He determines to stand up on
the next rush and have a hand
in stopping the plunge. He does
stand up and watches with glee
the head of the man with the
game. That accounts for “O.
Kellam, center, Capt.”, that was
published in the Houston Post.
ball as he comes plunging at;
him; but a guard gets a shoulder
in his groin, and he is swept
back and aside, raging and cry-
ing at his own helplessness. He
cannot meet his teammates eyes.
He is suddenly weary, and bit-
terness fills him as he watches
the preparations of the enemy to
kick the goal.
Contrast to the feelings of a
man defending his goal, those of
•a back who is starting a long
broken field run. His feet seem
unusually heavy; he worries
about the runner in front Sf
him. Will he “ gum-up ” the run ?
Will he succeed in driving out
some would-be tackier? Ten
yards farther and the open field
stretches before him. How far
: the goal seems, now that fic is
called upon to reach it! He
catches his stride and speeds up;
tjie enemy’s safety is just ahead.
To the right—to the left, tie
prays for just a l|ttle more speed.
Suddenly his arm goes out—des-
perately he stiff-arms. The safe-
ty has tackled low and hangs
grimly to one knee. He must
get free! He jerks and twists;
he hears the thud yff approaching
footsteps. One final jerk! Sud-
denly—the safety grasps only a
It matters little whether he is
brought low or escapes in that
fraction of a second. His red,
sweaty face reflects the satiefaft
tion that comes from a long suc-
cessful run; and he treasures the
memory of those white lines
flashing beneath his feet.
Sutfh are some of the feelings
of football, but the coach and
the spectators must tell you of the
others—I am only a player.
ECHOES FROM THE
In a column and a half write
up in the Houstonian on the
San Marcos Huntsville game it
is said that S. W. T. Normal
played a clean game, but con-
tinues that the score of 6-0 does
not suggest the fight that Hunts-
ville made, all of which is ap-
proved by our men.
S. H. N. I. was defeated by
a score of 6-0 at the hands of
the Plain view High Eleven.
Huntsville Normal sent her
delegation to the Teachers meet-
ing at Houston with headquarters
at the Rice 'Hotel. 1
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Rice’s latest victory is a 19-7
score over the Sewanee Tigers.
The student body is showing
much interest over the approach-
ing interclass football games.
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The latest victory for the
Freshmen came a week or so ago
when a Fish climbed the greased
pole in front of the Administra-
tion Building, and cut down the
Sophomore’s flag. The feat was
executed while all the Sopho-
mores were away witnessing a
high school football game.
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