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Y. M. C.
(By T. CLEvEL
It is with no little degree of dis
appointment tha'. we learn of the
action of the G-ieral Assembly in
regard to a student secretary for
the University of South Carolina.
In the last issue of THE GAMECOCK
we made the statement that a Y.
M. C. A. secretary was practically
assured. That we had done our
part by raising $7oo, which was
more than one-half the necessary
amount. We felt safe in saying
that the State would give us the
small amount of $6oo, which was
all we asked it to give. You may
now imagine our feelings of bitter
disappointment to be forced to an
nounce in this isstic that our labors,
our time, our money, and our sacri
fices have all been in vain, so far
as the present session of the Legis
lature is concerned. Our prayers
have been completely ignored by
that honorable body.
After all, we who have the high
est interest of the University at
heart, and who, in the interest of
the youths of this State who come
from Christian homes to the South
Carolina University, are trying to
create a purer religious atmosphere
upon the campus, have not yet
given up in hopeless despair, be
cause, after talking with manymem
bers of the General Assembly, we
believe when the matter is properly
presented to the Legislature next
year there will be no trouble what
ever in securing an appropriation
for this worthy cause.
We do not censure the present
Legislature for defeating this
movement, for the reason that the
members are not at all acquainted
with the existing religious condi
tions upon the campus of their
State University. Again, the Leg
islature as a body did not know
that we even wanted a student sec
retary. Our chances were killed in
the Finance Committee room. But,
'of course, we are not censuring the
Finance Committee for refusing to
insert our little amount of $6oo in
the itemized appropriation bill for
The need of a secretary was not
forcibly. urged upon that Commit
tee along with the many other
needs of the University which were
-granted. In view .of the above ex
isting facts, we are hopeful.tliat- if
the same camp~aign is properly con
ducted all the way through next
year, we will win out. The pre
vailing opinion is that this matter
was not properly presented to the
Finance Cordmiittee. In other
words, the importance of a student
secretary was not insisted upon to
that Committee as it should have
been. And it is now our purpose
to see that this same matter shall
be fairly and squarely presented to
that body next year.
We are glad to state that the Y.
M. C. A. work has been very pro
gressive during the past -month.
The new President is a wide-awake,
enthusiastic worker. He has been,
working hard to get the Y. M. C.
A. in condition to receive the much
hoped for secretary. It may well
be said t1at this active work has
accomplished much good, if the
secretary has been lost.
The Devotional Committee is to
be congratulated for the work' it is
doing in securing men to lecture
the men. on Sunday afternoons.
This committee has been very for
tunate in securing able men for this
purpose. The lectures for the
month of February have .been as
February 2d-Rev. J. M. Pike.
"Who will show us any good."
February 9th* Rev. C. A. Freed.
"The call and devotion to duty."
February 16th-Dr. H. W.
February 23d-Rev. S. R.
Grubb. "The safe side of life for
Bible Study Courses
Prof. A. C. Moore conducts a
class in missions. This class is do
ing fine work. We would like to
urge others to join this class. The
hour of meeting is 9:30 every Sun
Prof. Hand teaches a class in the
Studies of the Life of Christ. The
men will do well to join this class
at once. The work is very inter
esting as well as instructive.
Dr. Twitchell conducts a class in
the study of "Old Testament Char
acters." The lectures on this sub
ject have been very able and inter
esting. Dr. Twitchell's lecture on
"Science and Immortality" de
serves special mention. We were
delighted to see more than forty
men in the hall to hear this able lec
The Devotional Committee an
nounces that Rev. L. L. Beden
baugh will address the Y. M. C. A.
Sunday, March 1st, at 3 p. m. Dr.
J. W. Daniel will address the Y.
M. C..A. Sunday, March 8th. You
are invited to be present.
To the Editor of .The Gamecock:
I recently had the pleasure of at
tending the debate for the Roddey
Medal between the Euphradian
and Clariosophic Societies held in
the University Clyapel.
The debate was altogether ad
mirable, one of the best of the kind
I have heard in ten years.
The conduct of the students for
a few moments was execrable. One
of their fellows was seen to enter
the chapel accompanied by a young
lady, and they greeted him with
shuffling of feet and applause,
while many of the students in the
galleries strained their necks and
stared at the couple until they were
The unive.-ties of Oklahoma,
New Mexico and Wyoming might
tolerate such discourtesy to a young
lady, but surely it will never be
countenanced again in the Univer
sity of South Carolinal Noblesse
I enclose a clipping from the
Washington Star, headed "Col
legians' Manners," which I would
ask some South Carolina collegians
to "read, mark, learn, and inwardly
digest." OLD FoGY.
Columbia, February 9th.
One of the great universities
might create a sensation and get a
vast deal of free advertising by in
stituting a course in good manners.
No doubt an innovation so revolu
tionary would cause dismay in
many of the best furnished homes
in the land, and would present an
ordeal which would severely tax
the intelligence of many prominent
collegians. The course in good
manners would have to be made
compulsory, because it is not con
ceivable, in the light of everyday
evidence, that any considerable
number of college boys would enter
on such a course if it were elective.
The discouraging thought also
haunts one that even though this
course were instituted and made
obligatory, many of the young gen
tlemen would not learn any more
from it than they do from the other
courses prescribed by college au
The following dispatch comes
over the wires from New Haven:
"The promenade girls got a scare
tonight when the freshmen let
down four live white mice into the
necks of their decollete gowns dur
ing the Glee Club's concert at the
Hyperion Theatre. The freshmen,
wvho had been dropping confetti,
had subsided for an instant wvhen
from a fishing pole a live mouse
wvas swung into the pit. It landed
on the neck of one of the o-irle. She
shrieked, while her escort and
chaperon made frantic attempts to
catch the mouse. In a moment three
more mice followed the first, and
the whole pit was in an uproar."
Of course, boys will be boys, but
boys ought not be permitted to be
hoodlums and to go unwhipped.
Rowdyism ought to be punished
even when practiced by such a priv
ileged class as young gentlemen
away from home, on- ample allow
This poem has been translated into
almost every known language and has
traveled to the ends of the earth. Ben
King, the author, was a Chicago news
paper man, who died a few years ago.
Nothing to do but work,
Nothing to eat but food;
Nothing to wear but clothes
To lgeep one from going nude.
Nothing to breathe but air,
Quick as a flash 'tis gone;
Nowhere to fall but off,
Nowhere to stand but on.
Nothing to comb but hair,
Nowhere to sleep but in bed;
Nothing to weep but tears,
Nothing to bury but dead.
Nothing to sing but songs,
Al, well, alas I alack I
Nowhere to go but out,
Nowhere to come but back.
Nothing to see but sights,
Nothing to quench but thirst;
Nothing to have but what we've got
Thus through life we are cursed.
Nothing to strike but a gait;
Everything moves that goes;
Nothing at all but common sense
Can ever withstand these woes.
Cogitations of a Collegian
George's is getting to be known
as the Keeley Institute.
During exams. some are sick,
some achieve sickness, and some
have sickness thrust upon them.
Journal of the House of Keeley
ites-Any date. Er' ri' bubba,
ringemupt II got the sixteen ball;
break 'em then; two rock. Whad
he say to yer? Gimme some tan
gerines, Gawge. Oh, hell; that's
blowin' a crip, I guess. Who's
stuck? 0, rack 'em up and quit
gassin'. Tihat's me, T. T. Who's
got a cigarette? Gawge, gimmea
match. Kin yer change a quarter?
The Legislature elected Al Senator.
Well, it wvas between Al and Dr.
Er' ri' hubhhn ringemup 1
The man who received a notice
from the Discipline Committee is
convinced that there is no place like
A "stitch" in time saves the
A bird in hand is worth two in
Several of the campus topers are
becoming addicted to bottle pool.
"When Soph. Joynes Sdph.
Then is the tug of war I"-Pope.
There is no Klugh to the where
abouts of the thief who has been
stealing from rooms. He got away
on the Sligh, but if caught will be
indicted on several Counts, and will
bid Fair to lose his Friedheim..
Prof. Snowden is improving, he
does not mention Charleston now
more than twice in a lecture.
"He is the Bain of my life," the
Latinist was complaining.
"That's nothing," replied the'
student of Shakespeare, "I have
had him Wauchope to me, and
"Trouble is, lie's too Green," said
"Undoubtedly lie needs Moore
common sense," said the Senior,
"Why in a poker game with four
of a kind, he refuses to stand Pat."
He laughs last who waits until
everybody else is through.
"The Senate conveied at
George's at 8:30 and balloting be
gan. The following were placed in
nomination for United States Sen
ator: Hon. George A. Topshe,
Hon. Al Wallace, Hon. Dyches,
Hon. L. Bob, and Hon. Bubber.
The total number of votes cast was
29. Necessary to a choice, 47.
"Of which the Hon. George A.
Topshe received 20, the Hon. Al
Wallace, i; the Hon. Dyches,-.o;
the Hon. Literary Bob, 4; the Hon.
Bubber, 4. Wherefore Hon. G. A.
Topshe having received a majority
of the votes and seven Carolina
Brights coupons besides, was de
"Senator Topshe left yesterday
for Washington with his private
secretary, Hon. Bubber. Senator
Topshe took a dozen bottles of
'doups' and the Keeley bottle. He
declares he will take the first op
portunity of informing Vice-Presi
dent Fairbanks that he is 'crazy as
Hale,' and, furthermore, announces
his intention of having the entire
Senate 'rack 'em up.'
"Journal of the Senate,
"Feb. 22. ro08."