The Normal Star (San Marcos, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 7, Ed. 1 Saturday, November 29, 1919 Page: 4 of 4
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THE NORMAL STAR
--With its cheery thoughts, kind deeds
and joyous spirit of giving is at our
threshold once more. Be ready to wel-
come the season in true spirit. With
HARRISON S MERRILL
State Bank & Trust Go.
Guaranty Fund Bank
Normal School Depository
Ladies Shine Parlor
Cleaning t.nd Pressing, Altering, Etc.
Ladies Work a Specialty
WorK Called For and Delivered
Phone 314 222 X. Austin St.
SAN MARGOS, TEXAS
A. B. ROGERS
Undertakers and Embalmers
San Marcos, Texas
WE INVITE YOU
to call at the
In Post-Office Block
LECTRIC MASSAGE and
ELECTRIC HAIR CLIPPER
Give us a trial
FRANK BYLER, Prop
j Shoe Shop
The Sole Saving Station
Best workmanship and ma
First door west of Jennings
vV. Hopkins St.
Your pat on age solicited
I. H. HARRISON
DRY GOODS AND SHOES
Fair Treatment to All
One Price Store
Ladies and Gents
The New Grand Tailor Shop
Only Dry Cleaning Plant in City
At. H. Jackson, Prop.
Ladies and Gents
WE ARE REPAIR HEADQUARTERS
—In high grade repairing of watches and jewelry we lead.
We use only the genuine materials. V/e give prompt service
and guarantee every job.
PAUL C. MOORE JEWELRY CO.
Next to Post Office
Our Own College Song
O Alma Mater, set upon the green hills,
With turrets pointing upward to the sky
We yield to thee, onr love and our devotion,
Mother of hopes and aspirations high.
Thy feet are laved by pure and limpid waters,
Fair river flowing gently to the sea;
Thy hills are crowned with ancient oak and laurel,
Fit emblems they of strength and victory .
Thy walls can tell of struggles and temptations,
Hard, holiest toil and eager restless strife,
Hopes, smiles, and tears, and radiant youthful friendships,
And all that makes for brave and honest lives.
Dear Mother ours, shall effort be successful,
Ambitions crowned with glory or renown,
We t|urn to thee with reverence and affection,
Thine is the conquest, thine the victor’s song.
Thy spirit urges us to deeds of valor,
Raising the fallen, cheering the oppressed,
Thy call will echo clearly down the ages,
Dear Alma Mater, Mother loved and blessed. ^
I wonder just, how many of
the student body—'and faculty—
recognize the above song as OUR
school song, and how many, if
any, know anything whatsoever
of the history of this song. Be-
fore leaving this institution every
Student should commit this song
to memory and carry it with
him as a prized selection. I will
endeavor to present to you the
onstanding facts of my interview
with the authoress of this truly
Alma Mater was written in
the spring of the year 1913, to
be sung at the commencement
exercises given at that time. The
need of a school song had been
growing on the faculty as well
as the student body, consequent-
ly Miss Butler selected the hymn
“Ancient of Days,” and recog-
nizing Miss Sayer’s ability and
ingenuity along such lines, en-
treated her to supply the words
to this really beautiful tune. And
according to Miss Sayer’s
version, it so happened that
while attending church one
bright and sunshiny morning,
there was such an unusually un-
interesting preacher in the pul-
pit that her thought subcon-
sciously strayed to the beautiful
picture presented by the Normal
as it was “Set upon the green
hills,” its “Feet laved by
pure and limpid waters, ’ ’ and
its hills “Crowned with
ancient oak and laurel.”
From such beautiful thoughts her
mind strayed to the fact that she
had been called upon to compose
the school song, so, finding the
hymn in the book, she proceeded
to set the thoughts in harmony
with the aforementioned tune.
Consequently the preacher’s ef-
forts were not wholly lost, for
during the tranquility superim-
posed by him, Miss Sayers
practically completed the song.
Miss Sayers avows that no
genius whatsoever was necessary
in composing the song, for all the
elements that entered into it were
here all the while: the building
high upon its hill, surrounded by
oaks, laurel, the ground covered
with grass, and below the beauti-
ful San Marcos river coursing it,s
onward way. However the truly
great are always modest and, we,
the student body of after years
in recognition of her worthy
efforts, are aware that it takes
poetic genius and ability to
observe all these facts and there
to clothe them with words and
thoughts suitable to expression in
HOME ECONOMICS DEPART-
MENT CONDUCTING CAM-
PAIGN ON HEALTH
The Rexall Store
All hail to Miss Sayers and to
our Alma Mater !
Students, show your apprecia-
tion of our wonderiui school song,
second to none in the whole U. S.
A. Demand, if necessary, that
we sing it in chapel at least, once
a week, for it is worthy of our
efforts and should be a source of
joy and pride to one and all.
- J. H. D.
READY-TO - WEAR
Arrangements have been made
for the co-operation between the
Department of Home Economics
and the Training School of the ,
Southwest Texas Normal' for the '
working out of plans designed to
improve the nutritionof the school
A survey of weights and mea-
sures has been ..made in the first
six grades of the Training School,
which shows thah 25 per cent of
the children aire 10 per cent or
In some instances the under-
weight of the children was attri-
buted to physical defects instead
The students of. the dietary
class are meeting these children
once a week for the purpose of
giving them lectures and exhi-
bits on children’s dietaries. This
will be followed by systematic
The campaign is being carried
on in the form of a game. The
children are showing theirsn-
thnsiasm and interest by endea
voring to obey the rules of the
game in order to attain their
Read the Star advertisements.
Home made candies
Plain and fancy
PURE ICE CREAM
Genuine Coca Cola
We make our own
HORTuN’S SHOE SHOP
North Side Square
Let us Enamel or
Dye Your Shoes
ALL WORK GUARANTEFD
MILK MAID BREAD
77ie Taste Tells
WARD’S STEAM BAKERY
Our Shoes Are Priced For Less
All the New Lasts and Leathers
New Arrivals in Mens
Suits and Furnishings
THe Popular Store
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The Normal Star (San Marcos, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 7, Ed. 1 Saturday, November 29, 1919, newspaper, November 29, 1919; San Marcos, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth614600/m1/4/: accessed April 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State University.