About The gamecock. (Columbia, S.C.) 1908-2006 | View This Issue
(By T. CLEVELA
Since- the mid-winter examina
tions have given the boys their pro
per bearings, some of them who
were already traveling in the right
direction are continuing in their
same well directed course. Others,
,who by the kind and timely advice
of examinations, awoke to find
themselves traveling upon the
wrong end of the road have about
faced and are determined to be
found in the right path in June.
But it is sad to think that there are
still others who have chosen to con
tinue in their old ways, even though
their cours'e is leadhig in the oppo
site direction of the goal to which
all men who expect to be worthy
of the name sh4uld be traveling. As
a remedy, we suggest to those rmen,
"Cast your-lot with the Y. M. C.
A." Become a member of this As
sociation. You will oever have
cause to regret it.
With the coming of spring the
Y. M. C. A. is in a flourishing con
dition. We sometimes feel despon
dent and think that the Y. M. C. A.
of the tniversity of South -Caro
lina is a diseased organ, and that
it is gradually dying. We some
times hear the remark'that the Y.
M. C. A. is a dead member. But
this is all imagination on the part
of those who don't know. They
have been misinformed. We are
free to admit that the past iecord
of the Y. M. C. A. has not been
entirely satisfactory, yet we are glad
to say that even during the exami
nation 'period, when all other. col
lege organizations suspended work,
the Y. vI. C. A. continued its work
as before. Since examinations
greatly increased interest in the
work of the Association has been
manifested. Attendance upon the
Sunday afternoon-lectures has been
much better. The Bible classes
have been more largely attended
than ever. It view of the flourish
ing condition of the Association, at
-rcsent there is no reason whatever
why we should lose patience. Our
Association is by no means dead.
Perhaps there are many college and
university associations doing better
work than ours, but if you will
s- tudy carefully the college papers
.you will discover that many col
leges are less active along this line
di sorks than the University of
I have-beeni surprised to find that
a large nuiinber of college maga
zines throughout the South give no
space whatever to Y. M. C. A.
work. This would lead one to think
that work of this kind is unknown
to those institutions.
We are highly pleased with the
increased interest the men are man
ifesting in the "Bible study
courses." Realizing that the high
est aim of our Association should
be to encourage the study of the
Bible, the officers have steadily
pressed this phase of the Associa
tion work to the front. The result
is the Association has three large
Bible classes doing excellent work
under the leadership of professors
of the University. For the benefit
of those who did not hear the ad
dress of Hon. 0. B. Martin on,
"Why Know the Bible," and in or
der 'to further encourage you in
this work, it may be appropriate to
present some reasons for the study
of the Bible, as recently outlined by
Chancellor MacCracken, of the
New York University.
(i) "It is the charter of our re
(2) "It -is the storehouse of our
(3) "It has essentially molded
(4) "It is an ancient classic.
(5) "It is the inspired word of
(6) "It is the history of our peo
(7) "Its language is worthy of
(8) "Its characters are striking
(9) "Its principles are exem
plary and most powerful.
(io) "It is an ethical force.
( i i ) "It unveils an ancient civili
zation to the world.
(12) "Its fundamental ideals are
yet far from being realized, and its
leclarations unexhausted mines
yielding ever fresh treasures.
(3) "It is the battleground of
i great science.
(14) "It is culture bu' ling.
(15) "Ignorance of it is gross
(16) "Knowledge of it is pre
supposed in every educated man or
(17) "A great comfort in time
(i8) "An ever-present help in
(i9) "A great stimulus to noble
(20) "Its views encompasses
heaven and earth, opens a path in
this life to walk in, and a hope for
The above reasons are applica
ble to all men in all places and un
der all circumstances. Many other
reasons, too numerous to mention,
might be -given why the men of
the University pf South Carolina
should study the Bible. However,
I will not consume time to mention
more than one, which is especially
applicable to the men of this Urii
versity., It should be the Code of
Laws of the "University Honor
Dr. J. W. Daniel delighted the
Association with an interesting ad
dress last Sunday afternoon.
The Association has decided to
have a sermon preached to the As
sociation some time during com
mencement. The committee to se
cure a man to preach the Y. M. C.
A. sermon will make an effort to
secure a man whom we will be glad
to hear. We will announce the
name of the minister who will
preach this sermon as early as pos
VICTOR E. RECTOR.
The eminent scientist, Sir Oliver
Lodge, of England, has come to the
support of those who claim -to. be
able to communicate with the dead.
After exhaustive tests this intellect
ual man affirms that it is .entirely
possible to get a hearing from the
dead. What will science do next?
It has already eliminated time and
space; it has discovered the fact
that man passes his period of use
fulness at forty, and, therefore, at
that age lie ought to be chloro
formed; it has startled the civilized
world by proving, in a concrete
way, that babies can be raised in an
incubator; and when the scientist
discovers some way by which to
make bread from the elements of
the atmosphere, and when he makes
an airship to distribute such food
to the needy places of earth, some
idle angel may come down and
brand us poor mortals "Dead Beats
on Their Road to Glory."
The Dispensary winding up com
mission is having to travel a rocky
road. The liquor houses that have
claims against the old Dispensary
have appealed to the Federal Court.
At the same time Attorney-General
Lyon is behind the commission in
the State Courts. They are be
tween the two fires, and the situa
tion must be growing warm. The
whole matter is a strong argument
in favor of the idea that all regulat
ing schemes for the sale of whiskey
are moi-ally wrong. You can't roe
ulate the evil ,out f whiskey any
more than you could regulate the
evil out 'of tainted meat. People
that handle such goods are people
Who are in the business solely for
the money they can get out Qf It.
The quqesio4 of honor rarely ever
enters th ir'minds. Some day they
may 4el taught that "The way of a
transgressor, is. hard."
Evelyn Nesbit Thaw, the one
Ainerican. woman who hag won,
by her own d,eliberate and fiendish
acts, world wide notoriety, wants a
divorce. Her plea is based on-the
ground that Harry K. Thaw was
insane at the time he married her.
It is the opinion of some that Mrs.
Thaw merely wants a chance to
prove in the court -room that her
husband is not now insane. If he
is not insane we would like to know
what it would take to -make 'a sane
* * *
More than 8oo men *have been
enrolled in Bible classes at the Uni
versity of Toronto. Eight or nine
men of the faculty are assisting in
training #l(aders and in teaching.
Men of the South Carolina Univer
sity, suppose we pause for .a mo
ment and think of the work we are
doing along the firing lines of re
ligious effort.. I don't believe the'
devil is any better pleased than he
is when. he sees men working at
religion like the most of us on this
The Y. M. C. A. Interstate Con
vention meets in Columbia March
27-29. Some of the best talent en
gaged in the Association work will
be at this Convention. Plans and
methods for successfully conduct
ing the work of a Y. M. C. A. will
be discussed, and it is sincerely
hoped that this University will have
a large delegation to attend.
Books of the Year
We desire to make known to the
million readers of this paper the
early publications of the following
books. We will say here that this
fear has brought forth a great crop
of scientific writings.
Mr. H. B. Hughes will write a
"New Psychology," being a criti
cism of all known books on the,
subject, and the refutation of the
same. Mr. Hughes holds, and will
prove, that there is but one sensa
tion, that being the kiss. All other
sensations, visual, auditing, gustat
ing, etc., Mr. Hughes .will account
for on a different basis. This book
will be sold by Mr. Camak, campus
agent' for this par.ticula' ,gu,thor.
Price $2.25., There will be a rush
Dr. Moore wants one.
The sale of the above book wilj
be great, but nothing to compare
with- "Some Notes on Gerihan and
French," by- Dr.' Fresh. Dilling
ham. Dr. Dillinghai. was edd
cated up North, where the oppor
tunities for study in this depart
ment are incomparable. He at
tended,pollege with Mr. Hoey,'both
makin'g an average of 99 3-4. It is
only after long years of study and
experience that Mr. Dillingham
would consent to write this book.
Mr. J. MacTear Furse will make
a complete revision of "Goodwin's
Greek Grammar." Any one who
knows Mr. Furse is familiar with
his great Greek scholarship. Mr.
Furse's book will be sold in all the
leading book stores of the county,
and will be used in this University
next session. Mr. Furse is to be
thanked for his great effort to in
crease classic learning. -Price$3.oo.
Here is a God-send.. Mr. Cope
Massarge will at last write "Taxa
haw, Past and Present." Mr. Mas
sarge i. well fitted for this task,
being from that city. Orders for
2,ooo have already been. received.
Whoever has heard Mr. Massarge
converse well knows his knowledge
of this remarkable Taxahaw; sit
uated two miles south .of "Hole
* * *.,
Mr. Academic Ross will soon
send to press a paper on the "Rela
tive Food Value of Prunes." It will
be recalled that Mr. Ross' head is
shaped like a prune, hence he is
well able to deal with this subject.
This book will be. given gratis to
any person who will have it.
We have been requested by Mr.
William Gams to announce that he
is preparing "Stung." Also., Mr.
Raws will write on "Photograph-.
ing Free." Mr. Ben Heyward will
write "Two Years in Math." Mr.
Kenesaw Mountain Commander
will write "Methods of Physical
Development." Also Mr. Joshua
Woodrow will write the "Methods
of Perennial Freshness." dan't
S. C. J., Ja,
"A student is like a kerosene
lamp; He isn't especially bright,
usually. smokes, frequently. ' b~u1
at night, and is* oftetiti-et ynf/
"Co-education i a ho*,
Exanis. they are~4 had~
The faculty doth t*ob '
And lecta es