The Gamecock (Columbia, S.C.)

The gamecock. (Columbia, S.C.) 1908-2006, March 07, 1908, Page 2, Image 2

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THE GAMECOCK BOARD OF EDITORS: Editor-in-Chief Robert E. Gonzales, Richland. Assistant Editors W. H. James . . . . . (Euphradian) Euphradian Society V. E. Rector . . . . . (Clarlosophic) Current Events G. W. Reaves . . . . . (Clariosophic) Clariosophic Society R. M. Cooper . . . . . (Euphradian) Athletics J. H. Sullivan . . . . . (Clariosophic) Randolph Murdaugh . (Euphradian) Locals T. C. Callison . . . . . (Clariosophic) Y. M. C. A. Business Manager Roy Webster, .Spartanburg Assistant Business Manager - J. C\ Massey, Taxahaw Published thrice a month by the Lit erary Societies of the University of South Carolina. Terms, $1.50 a ses sion, payable in advance. From January 15, 1908, to June 15, 1908, a special rate of $1.00 will be made - to subscribers. Tho Gamecock solicits h u in o r o u s sketches, essays, verse, etc., and will gladly publish such as is available, when accompanied by the full name of the author. Unsigned mAnu scripts will neither be acknowledged or returned. All checks and money orders should be made payable to Roy Webster, Business Manager. COLUMBIA, S. %., MARCH 7, 1908 EDITORIAL R. E. GONZALES. SThe Legislature has appro priated $30,ooo for an Administra tion Building, work upon which will be begun as soon as practica ble. To Mr. August Kohn is due much of the credit for the appro priation, since it was mainly through his efforts that the Ways and Means Committee inserted the item in the general appropriation bill. The campus is very beautiful these days with the warm spring sunshine bathing it every day, and removing the traces of the winter's grime. Everything seems glorified, and the birds sing sweetly in the trees, while the young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love. Every now and then when one cuts a class, it is because the voice of nature calls him stronger than duty. Duty is apt to be disagreeable any - hc w, when it means setting in an overheated lecture room on a fine day, especially with the pages of the text-book unconned. . The Euphradian Society has ap point'ed a committee to arrange for a banquet, at which toasts will be resp)ondedl to by prominent alumni of the'Society. This recalls the idea which we advocated some time' ago in the magazine, viz.: A col lege banquet, universal in charac ter, to cost a dollar a plate, and to serve as a means of further unifv ing the student body. We thought, and still think, that it would be a very good thing, and hope tat the students will take sufficient inter est to insure its being set on foot. The mere meeting together of the undergraduate body with.the facul ty on such an occasion would do great good, and college spirit would certainly be aroused to a very high pitch. Think this over, boys, and "whoop it up." Baseball prospects are very bright this spring, and with the team managed by such men as Per rin and Gibbes, Carolina should have a successful season. Ve re gret that Clemson has refused to play us here on the only dates we could use, as this game is regarded as the banner game of the season. Dr. joynes several days ago asked that Tim- GAMiEcociK suggest in place of the Garnet and Black the substitution of albums, in which students might keep the photo graphs of their friends, as well as some sentiment written there by them which might serve to sum mon back swe'et memories of the dear old campus clays, when a bulky volume like the Annual is likely to have been lost or mis placed. This appears to be a very good idea, and these albums might very profitably be kept, but we cannot do without our Annual for a thousand such. It is a storehouse wherein are garnered the treasures of col lege life; it is a keepsake, valuable as a handsome book, and embell ished with all we have held dear for four years; it is a relic which we should cherish, as do the Scots, the casket that held the heart of Douglas; in its livery of black and garnet it embodies those things the black and garnet stands for; it is- a carcanet of 300 gems; it is our Law and our Prophets; every page is an inspiration, and every allusion that makes a long-forgotten mem ory shine out from the cobwebbed alcoves of the mind is no less hailed with delight because we were the participants in the occasion it recalls. We are young and generally happy. We drink deep of that effervescent champagne of youth whose .vintage is our daily bever age, and often being tipsy from never-deep wassail, we loose wild tongues that have not the consti tuted authorities in awve. Yet, in spite of that, our young manhood is an 'sset more to b)e prized than .fine gold, and it is natural to wvish our friends and associates' our col lege atmosph'ere, intangible as it is, our g-ames andl the recordl of n'ur triumphs and failures to be where we can turn a page and see them all again as we saw them last. So, with all due respect to the Doctor, we say, take away every thing else-aye, even the immortal Topshe, who of old dwelt and babbled in Babylon-but let us keep our Annual! A Few Words From the Editor's Couch Although still in its infancy, THE GA.MaiEcoci< is already offering great treats to its six millions of delight ed readers and others. Run your eye over the following list of con tributors and you will see that we are sparing no expense to make this, magazine worth at least one fifth of what we charge for it.' It gives us pleasure to announce for next month a story by Mr. John C. Shipslod, Jr. Mr. Shipsilod is a gifted young writer who has a style almost as grand and as force ful as his personality. And we say right here that Mr. Shipslod has a bright future ahead of him. A bright future which will, we fear, stay ahead of him. The story Mr. Shipslod contributes for next month is a masterpiece of romance, mystery, poetry, and tragedy. Its title is, "Wedded, But Not Parted, or Three Spits of a Revolver." We also offer you for next month an article from the pen of Mr. B. Jennings What? This article is very instructive, and is entitled "How to Successfully Woo and Win a Maiden at One Sitting." Mr. J. College-Girl Masher tells very interestingly why country life is superior to city life. Mr. Masher says "the country boy is better in every respect than the city boy." We would be inclined to accept Mr. Masher's idea, only we see in him living proof to the contrary. Mr. Woods Doogan will furnish an article dealing with the "Evils of This World." Mr. Doogan's temperance talks are always good. He warns students to shun drink and cigarettes, and to keep in the long, narrow path. Mr. Doogan's e*perience in Christian work ren ders him fully capable of writing on anything else but this. Mr. William Jams will tell the very interesting story of his college life. The title of this is "Stungl" Mr. Crum E. Murrinski will give a few hints concerning Men's Fash ions in Clothing and Neckwear for 1908. All the above contributors are finished writers and have reputa tions. You, ho>wever, may not knowv that they have reputations. That's why we tell you. As to th'eir being finished .writers, wvell, if you forced us, we woul1d nronhbh1' ad mit thpf the best any of them ever did was to make a II (second) on some English theme they didn't write.-By the author of "Stars I Have Known." Current Events VICTOR E. RECTOR. Last week the House of Repre sentatives killed the Nash Prohibi tion Bill. It was defeated by eleven votes. This shows that the Prohibition sentiment is- growing, even in the House. The trouble seems to have been that many of the present members were elected on a Local Option platform, and these men felt that they could not be true to their constituency and vote for Prohibition. Such a spirit of loyalty is to be admired; but surely it has its limitations. The 'luestion i. this: How far ought a nan to allow policy for personal gain to have piecedence over the greater interests of a common wealth ? The Broadway Baptist Church, Louisville, Ky., has extended a unanimous call to Dr. E. M. Po teat. This is a compliment to Dr. Poteat's ability, but just now he is Jloing a great work for Furman. Trhat institution is making rapid ;trides under his guidance, and it is hoped by every lover of Christian Aducation in South Carolina that Dr. Poteat will remain at his pres Mnt post of duty. Is the world going to the bad? Some pessimists would lead us to >elieve that it is. They tell us this is an age of graft and corruption; 1hat there are no longer any honest politicians, and that the business world is wearing a false'face. This view suffers a severe shock when we look around us at the vigorous 2ffort that is being made., in both State and national affairs, to bring :riminals to justice. Purity of yovernment was the dominant note >f the President's message to Con ress. In our own State a hard ef fort is being made to punish Dis pensary grafters. Such signs con vince the thinking person that the Ad Ship of State is still in'the cur rent of progress. During the last month there have been three different people from the North in the mill districts of Columbia. These people came for the purpose of -getting facts about child labor, mother labor, and moral condlitions in general. Their field of investigation is wide and very complex. In some respects mill life is demoralizing, in others it is elevating. It would be interest ing to know just what the effects of cotton mill labor upon character are, but as long as we have such a large influx of people from the country every year, such informa tion will be next to impossible. The mills are getting credit for a lot of damage they have never done. This is election year and the is sue will be squarely joined. The clash of opinion will be upon the one point: Shall South Carolina be made entirely dry through and through even to the "Dark Cor ner ?" This summer the candidate for the House who sturips his county on any sort of a whiskey platform will quite likely tread upon a rotten plank that will let him fall. The people are sick and tired of the stuff which brings a thousand woes and not one bless ing.. Last week, after a brief illness of pneumonia, one Miss Lewis, a member of the Senior Class of the North Greenville High School, died. The entire school was made unusually sad, because this was the first death that has occurred in the boarding department of 'that insti tution since its estalishment in 1892. The Angels. In the gray of ether-even, When the light begins to fade; Flies an angel out of heaven, Veiled in vesper shade. On the .plains of drear midnight, Whence long since has fled the sun; Sobs the angel in affright Of the Work that must be done. For the Reaper must be reaping Living buds upon the heath; And the time is gone for weeping, For the angel's name is Death.. In the Judgment-Dawn victori&s, When the stars in rose-light fade, Comes that angel, plumed tnd ifor ious, Like the sun arrayed. And he gathers up the flowers From the shining plains of morn ing, Far and wide in bloomy showers, Graves of midnight woe adorn ing. Theirs no more in sin. and sorrow, Nor the world's perennial strife Theirs the joy of that bright mor row,, For .the angel's name is Life. -A. T.. Ti-.