The College Star (San Marcos, Tex.), Vol. 21, No. 4, Ed. 1 Wednesday, October 17, 1928 Page: 1 of 4
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The College Star
Published Weekly During the School Year by the Students of the Southwest Texas State Teachers College
SAN MARCOS, TEXAS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1928
Trinity Tigers to
Invade 'Cat Den
THREE BOBCAT STARS CRIPPLED IN GAME AT ABILENE
College Theatre Is
Coach Barry Holton and his Trinity Tigers will come to San
Marcos Friday, determined to win in order to make up for a
sound drubbing administered to them last Saturday by the Rice
Owls of Houston. On the other hand, the Bobcats go into the
game with bared teeth and claws,
and a demonstration which is likely
to bring about a reversal of form
over the showing made against the
Yellow Jackets in their last home
game. A question arises! which is
mightier, the claw of the Bobcat or
that of the Tiger?
The defeat administered to the Tig-
ers by the Owls would indicate that
the Presbyterians are not such a
strong combination after all, since the
Owls lost to St. Edward’s eleven the
week before by the one-sided score
of 31 to 0. It is to be conceded, how-
ever, that the Owls were probably a
much stronger team in the tussle with
the Tigers than they were when they
tasted defeat at the hands of St. Ed-
ward’s. Dope is all right, provided
one does not take too much of it,
therefore let us beware of the Tigers.
The Bobcats will be handicapped in
Friday’s tussle owing to the fact that
Vest, Stribling, and Hoper received
injuries in the Abilene game that
will probably slow them down a bit.
It is likely that Stribling will not be
able to enter the game.
Coach Holton’s crew will use the
Notre Dame style of play, which has
been solved by the Bobcats in prev-
ious games; therefore, we believe it
can, and will, be broken up again.
Trinity has played four games this
seanson, having lost three and won
one. However, we can not say that
the boys from Waxahachie are weak,
because the three games lost were to
Southwest Conference teams. The
Tigers won their game from Weather-
ford Junior College.
The game is scheduled to start at
three o’clock. All students and their
friends of the Bobcats are urged to
be out there pulling for OUR CATS.
Let us send the Tigers home feeling
the sting of deafeat.
The probable line-up:
Morton ......................................P. Allen
Gordon .................................... H. Allen
Stribling or Hart ............ Hollenshead
Hopper .................................... Burleson
Arnold .................................... Kozelski
Lindsey .................................... Cochran
Zunker ........................................ Rhome
Branum ............... Berbyden
Obets ................................................ Hill
Clark .............................................. Hale
Vest .......................................... Howard
HAVE BEEN AUDITED
Representatives of the firm of
Ernst and Ernst, auditors, have been
at work for two weeks auditing the
College books. In this instance, the
audit extends over a period of two
years. Formerly the audit has been
for one year only.
The Apprentice Players of the
COLLEGE THEATRE announ-
ces the following election to
Mary Elizabeth Richards
Erna Zue Eck
Mrs. B. H. Burney
Allie Lee Brown
With the formal opening of the
Fall term, the College Theatre and
associated organizations make their
bow to the student body. The his-
tory of dramatic production ist S.W.
T.T.C. is primarily found in the ac-
tivities of the old Rabbit Foot Dra-
matic Club which has rendered long
and fruitful service under at least
The producing organization in the
college will hereafter be known as the
“College Theatre”, drawing its tal-
ent from all students on the cam-
pus. Those people who have rendered
service to the College Theatre either
by acting or technical work are elig-
ible to election to the College play-
ers. The College players will not be
a producing group though its mem-
bers may participate in the activities
of the College Theatre.
Closely associated with the College
Theatre and the College Players is the
group to be known as the Apprentice
Players. This organization is com-
posed of those students who by
means of tryouts show that they have
some dramatic talent and are inter-
ested in play production. The Ap-
prentice Players is not a producing
organization, but its members may
participate in productions of the Col-
lege Theatre and may be elected to
membership in the College Players.
For those members of the College
Players who have rendered unusual
and distinguished service to the Col-
lege Theatre there will be an honor-
ary organization to be known as
Purple Mask. Election to Purple
Mask will be among the highest hon-
ors a student can receive while a
student in S.W.T.T.C.
LOBOS LOSE TO
T. M. 1,19 TOO
Score Was Nothing-to-Nothing at
End of Half.
Comedy Drama to
Be Produced By
‘The Goose Hangs High” to be First
Presentation of the New Season
Casting rehearsals for the three-
act comedy drama, “The Goose Hangs
High” by Lewis Beach, have been
announced by the College Theatre for
the afternoons of October 20 and 22
from 4 to 6 and the evenings of Oc-
tober 19, 20 and 22 from 6:45 to 7:45.
“The Goose Hangs High” is an un-
usual play dealing with the life of
an average American family and their
college son and daughter. Thirteen
characters are demanded by the play,
each individual in nature and rang-
ing from extreme old age to flippant
These rehearsals are open to every
student in the college, members of
the Apprentice Players, and the Col-
lege Players, Those wishing to ex-
amine the play will find copies of
“The Goose Hangs High” in the Re-
serve Library of the College Library.
Any specific information regarding
“The Goose Hangs High” the program
of the College Theatre for the col-
lege year or any of the affiliated or-
ganizations may be obtained from the
offices of the College Theatre, Main
College Shocked at
Death of Mrs. King
Former Head of the Public Speaking
Department at College Succumbs
The community was shocked on the
afternoon of Saturday, October 6, to
learn of the death of Mrs. Hester
Graves King, and the College commu-
nity was especially grieved, for she
was for a number of years a much
honored and loved teacher in the Col-
Mrs. King came to San Marcos sev-
eral years ago as Miss Graves. Her
first work here was in the Training
School; but she was soon transferred
to the college and had charge of the
work in public speaking and drama-
tics. Here her work was noteworthy,
as she was especially strong in win-
ning the confidence of her pupils and
in inspiring them with something of
her own enthusiasm.
About five years ago Miss Graves
married Mr. Henry King of this city.
She continued to teach for a year or
The Lobos suffered their second de-
feat, this time at the hands of the
fast Texas Military Institute eleven
at San Antonio, 19 to 0. The score
does not indicate the kind of game
it really was, because both elevens
were evenly matched and up to the
last of the third quarter neither team
had been able to score. Both teams
got lucky breaks, and there was much
fumbling and intercepting of passes
until in the third quarter, when T. M.
I. intercepted one and returned it
for about ten yards. This success fol-
lowed by a stiff offense, brought the
ball over for their first touchdown.
The fourth quarter began with the
teams about mid-field and still fight-
ing. The Lobos opened up with a
few passes in an attempt to score, and
two of these were intercepted, the last
one being carried over for a touch-
down. This was a wide-wing pass,
and when it was intercepted, there
was an open field to the goal. From
here on it was one pass after another
(Continued on page Four)
GRETA GARBO HAS
HER SAY ABOUT
LOVE AND HATE
Great Romantic Film Star Thinks
Latter More Powerful.
LOBOS TO MEET
Lobos Weak With Three Out Because
of Lack of Grade Points.
The Lobos will take on the Austin
Dummies at Austin next Saturday for
their third game of the season. The
Dummies have one of the strongest
teams ever gotten together at the In-
stitute for the Deaf. They succeded
in beating the Oklahoma Dummies
last week, 13 to 0.
The Lobos will miss the services
of three of their men this week be-
cause of the weekly eligibility ruling,
which will cut out two regulars and
a substitute. Conner at fullback and
Stanley at left end will be hard places
to fill. Willoughby will try and fill
Stanley’s place, and Ledbetter at full-
back should fill Conner’s shoes with
perfection. “Kinky” Carnes has been
shifted to center, and SoRelle has been
shifted from center to quarter and
should be a strong addition to the
backfield with his great skill at pass-
ing and his educated toe. Joe King,
the regular quarter, is out with a
lame pair of ankles and with a few
days rest should be ready to go again
Discussion as to whether or not
love, hate, greed, or fear, or what,
is the greatest emotion for dramatic
purposes was being had at the Me-
tro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio recently,
when Miss Garbo was asked her opin-
“It has just been said that love is
the greatest emotion,” said Miss
Garbo. “I do not understand why
people believe that. Love, I think,
would be most uninteresting unless
othe#—perhaps all — emotions were
combined with it.
“For instance, a sacrifice is made
for love. The emotion of sacrifice
is more poignantly dramatic than the
love which is the inspiration. Hate
I think can be greater in intensity
than love. I do not believe any
drama can be built around a single
isolated emotion. In fact, I should
say it is rather obvious that drama
arises from a clas hof emotions, and
that it would be extremely difficult
to put one’s finger on one of the
emotions and say this is the most
important, or the most interesting.
“Love may be the most important
emotion to the average person. I don’t
know. I have heard it said that greed
—'desire for money—ambition, the de-
sire for life, are emotions which ef-
fect most persons most deeply. But
love is a tremendous force in life.
There is no doubt about that. And it
is an emotion that is common to all
of us. We enjoy idealizing it, and we
live ourselves in the loves of drama-
tic characters. The love theme al-
ways may appear to be dominant in
drama, but the driving impulses be-
hind are what make the drama pos-
Miss Garbo continued, “For in-
stance, in this picture we are working
on now, ‘The Mysterious Lady’, which
is due at the Palace Theatre next
week, I win the love of Conrad Na-
gel to rob him. Then. I struggle for
an opportunity to show my deep love
for him to him. I must go through
many emotions besides love. And so
Included in the cast of “The Mys-
terious Lady”, which Bess Meredyth
adapted from the original story by
Ludwig Wolff, German novelist, are
Gustav von Seyffertitz and Edward
Connelly. Fred Niblo was the di-
“I see you have a sign in your
store, “We aim to please,” remarked
the irrittated customer.
“Certainly, remarked the proprietor,
“that is our motto.”
“Well, retorted the customer, you
ought to take a little time off for
1929 S.W.T.T.C. High School rings
now in stock. C. H. Aiken, jeweler.
so after her marriage, but retired
from the College two or three years
ago. Her interest in dramatics and
other forms of community betterment
did not cease, however, and under her
inspiration and leadership the San
Marcos Little Theatre was organized
last spring with herself as director.
Mrs. King leaves her husband and
two small daughters, of San Marcos,
and her mother and sister, of Big
Spring, to mourn for her. In addi-
tion to these, a wide circle of friends
also grieve for her.
Bobcats Shut Out
In Abilene Game
STEVENS AND KEYES STAR AS WILDCATS WIN 20-0
Playing on their own field, the Abilene Christian College Wild-
cats defeated the San Marcos Bobcats to the tune of 20 toO last
Saturday at Abilene. It was the second T.I.A.A. victory for the
Christians against no defeats in the conference. The loss marked
ihe third in four starts for
Coach Strahan’s men, but the percent-
age of won and loss in the T.I.A.A.
becomes .500, as this was the first
conference defeat against one victory.
The game opened with the Bobcats
exhibiting a fairly strong offense, but
neither team scored in the first per-
iod. In the second quarter Branum,
rushed by Wildcat lineman, got
off a poor punt, kicking out of bounds
on his own thirty-yard line. Then
the Christian machine began to func-
tion, a pass to Hendrick placing the
Local A.A.U.W. Meets
With Austin Branch
The local branch of the American
Association Of University Women ac-
cepted an invitation from the Austin
Branch for a luncheon at Barton
Springs on October 13, for a South
Texas Get-Together Day.
Corpus Christi, San Antonio,
Georgetown and San Marcos were rep-
resented at this meeting. Those rep-, ball on the Bobcats’ ten-yard line
Making Survey of All State Teachers
W. M. Thornton; Dallas “News”
representative, paid the College a
visit Tuesday, October 9. At the di-
rection of his newspaper, Mr. Thorn-
ton is getting thoroughly acquainted
with the Teachers Colleges of Texas
in order that the “News” may render
the great service of passing this in-
troduction along to the rank and file
of the people of Texas.
Realizing that the Teachers Col-
leges form the largest educational
unit of the whole system of educa-
tion in the state, the “News” has set
about to do its part to call this fact
to the attenion of the citizens of the
state. The “News” has assigned the
work to one of the most able and in-
fluential members of its staff.
Mr. Thornton has been in newspa-
per Work for a number of years, cov-
ering especially the news of the State
Capital. Perhaps no man in Texas is
better acquainted, to start with, than
is Mr. Thornton with all departments
of the state government.
President Evans accompanied Mr.
Thornton on a tour of inspection of
the entire college plant. Mr. Thorn-
ton visited the General Assembly, and
a group of faculty members enter-
tained him at luncheon in the Tea
Room of the Cafeteria at noon. Mr.
Thornton expressed himself as being
well pleased with the College as a
whole, and the treatment accorded him
on his visit here.
President Comments on
Visit of Representative
Says Teachers College/' Are Due
Recognition Because of Their
In the General Assembly of Thurs-
day, October 11, President Evans
commented upon the visit of the Dal-
las News representative, as follows:
“The Texas State Teachers Colleges
now represent the largest college en-
rollment of any branch of the state
institutions of higher learning. With-
in the last ten years, the Teachers
Colleges have moved rapidly upward
in standards, numbers in faculty, en-
rollment, and equipment. For il-
lustration, the Southwest Texas State
Teachers College in May of the pres-
ent year, at a special exercise in the
General Assembly, celebrated an en-
rollment of college students four
times as great as nine years ago on
the same date. Starting out with
graduating classes of one, two, or
three members, the College conferred
130 degrees during the session of
1927-28. We now rank among only
seven of the senior colleges of the
state enrolling more than three thous-
and college students in an annual ses-
sion. The College has a standard fac-
ulty, a standard course of study, and
confers a standard degree. Its work
stands well in associations of college
people anywhere. The quality of stu-
dents and the quality of effort on the
part of students have made possible
the progress of recent years.”
The agitator: “Now, think hard,
men—we must have a reason for go-
ing on this strike.”
It is just as well to remember that
old flames are apt to flare up when
they are turned down.
resenting the San Marcos branch were
Miss Mattie Allison, Miss Mary C.
Brogdon, Miss Irma L. Bruce, Mrs. J.
R. Buckner, Miss Elizabeth Falls,
Miss Alma Lenders, Miss Edna Mc-
Cormick, Miss Brenta McGregor, Mrs.
Ohren Patterson, Mrs. J. Lloyd Read,
and Mrs. J. R. Wilhelm.
The purpose of this meeting was
to create a spirit of friendly fel-
lowship among the neighboring
branches and to arouse a greater in-
terest in the work of the A.A.U.W.
Plans for the year’s work were dis-
cussed informally by the presidents
of the different organizations. The
possibility of different branches send-
ing representatives to State Conven-
tion at Amarillo the last of October
aftd to the National Convention at
New Orleans in April was discussed.
The San Marcos branch of Univer-
sity Women will meet the fourth Wed-
nesday in this month, October 24, at
4:30 in the girls’ club room in Main
Many a nobody who isn’t known by
anybody becomes a somebody and is
known by everybody, and everybody
tells him they knew him when he was
nobody and they knevf he’d be some-
body some day.
Friday night in the “T” room of
the College Cafeteria a jolly group
of Y girls and freshmen girls gath-
ered for dinner. The freshmen girls
were students who have been Girl
Reserves in their respective high
schools and for that rason are es-
pecially interested in the “Y” work.,
Both the table decorations and place
cards carried out the color scheme of
the Y.W.C.A. Throughout the eve-
ning songs and laughter rang true
to the spirit of the “Y” girls. Verlin
Wiedeman, president of the Y.W.C.A.,
gave a cordial welcome to the Girl
Reserves. Dorothy Holland and
Elaine Smith, representing the guests,
responded gratefully thanking their
hostesses for the lovely entertainment.
Miss Jackson, in her usual creditable
manner, gave an inspiring talk in-
viting the Girl Reserves into the “Y”
work. Preceding this, several read-
ings were given. The evening’s en-
tertainment terminated with the sing-
ing of “Follow the Gleam”, the Y.W.
C.A. song. According to all of the
thirty girls who enjoyed the dinner,
the evening was voted entirely suc-
cessful and profitable in many ways.
BEGINS ON GYM
Gymnasium to be Lengthened 45 Feet
The construction going on at the
mens’ gymnasium is for the purpose
of effecting a 45-foot extension on the
west side of the building. At present
the work consists mainly in the level-
ing of ground for the purpose of lay-
ing the foundation for the addition.
.Space gained by this improvement
will be used for a new ten-foot of-
fice, handball courts, and an incin-
erator to dispose of old clothes left
in the gymnasium.
The most noteworthy improvement
is the new trussless roof that will
cover the building when it is finished.
This is a modern feature in gym con-
struction, and will be of great value
to the students in that it will allow
clear vision of all games.
These improvements are to be in-
stalled and builded at a cost of ap-
proximately $5,000, according to J. A.
Clayton, who is in charge of the con-
struction. The work is to be com-
pleted by the beginning of the win-
ter term, if possible.
Stevens, fullback, circled right end for
eight yards, then scored on a wide
left-end run. * Smith kicked goal.
Score at the half: Abilene 7, Bob-
The feature play of the game oc-
curred in the third quarter when
Keyes, shifty young back, returned a
punt 65 yards through a broken field
for Abilene’s second touchdown. Stev-
ens circled end for the extra point.
Score at the end of the third quar-
ter: Abilene 14, Bobcats 0.
Robinson intercepted a pass on the
Bobcats’ 33 yard line to pave the way
for the third, and final, score. Robin-
son, Roland, and Stevens steadily ad-
vanced the ball' on plays through the
weakened Bobcat line. A pass, Keyes
to Pippeh, placed the ball on the one-
yard line. First down, goal to go.
The Bobcat defense stiffened, and
three fine-smashes went for naught,
but on the fourth' attempt the Wild-
cats pulled the unexpected as Stev-
ens circled his left end for the touch-
down. The try- for extra point failed.
The Bobcats played a much better
game than the score indicates. In-
juries proved ' a hindrance to them.
BOBCATS , A. C. C.
Morton ............. Pippen
Gordon ;.......:j—.......-...... Bullock (c)
Stribling ...... Sanders
Hopper .......... Northam
Arnold ....... Cotman
Lindsey r..„-.........-.. !....... Curing
Branum .......................—.............. Keyes
Obets ........-.......-...........a......... Robinson
Clark .......................-................... Roland
Vest .........................-............... Stevens
Substitutions: Bobcats, Nesbitt for
Hopper, Marshall for Obets, Berry for
Vest, Obets for Marshall. Horton for
Z-unker, Hart for Stribling.
A. C. C.: Smith for Curing, Liv-
ingston for Smith, Meyers for Rob-
inson, Grant for Sanders, Robinson
for Meyers, Rogers for Northam, Cur-
ing for Livingston, Northam for Rog-
ers, Livingston for Curing. Sanders
for Grant, Meyers for Robinson,
Black for Keyes, Rogers for Nort-
ham, Beasley for Roland, Chevves for
First downs: Bobcats five, A.C.C.
Officials: Jack Roach (Baylor), ref-
eree; Shelton (Howard Payne), um-
pire; Scott (Texas A. and M.), head-
The Students Welfare Council held
a short meeting Tuesday morning
after chapel for the purpose of elect-
ing its officers.
The following students were select-
ed to fill the offices: President, Joe
Berry; vice-president, Clayton Strib-
ling; secretary,. Lela. McCoy.
It was decided that the council
should meet again Wednesday at 6:45
for the purpose of electing the edi-
tor for the Star and the yell leaders.
Annie Marie Barnes
Ike Henry Harrison
[BEAT THE TRINITY TIGERS]
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