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Published weekly by the Literary Societies
of the University of South Carolina.
Terms, $1.50 a session, payable in ad
The Ganecock solicits humorous sketches,
essays, verse, etc.. and will gladly pub
lish such as Is available, when accom
panled by the full name of the author.
Unsigned manuscripts will neither be
acknowledged or returned.
All checks and money orders should be
made payable to Roy Webster, Business
Hoy Wyehnter, Spartanburg.
Assistant Business Manager.
B. S. Deverly, Virginia.
BOARD OF EDITORS.
L. Wrdiow Smith, Spartanburg.
C. F. Simpson. . .. .. .. .. (Euphradian)
AV. B. Klugh. . ..........(Clariosoph le)
L. A. Buie.. .. ........(Clarosophic)
V. H. Jamem.. ..........(Euphradian)
V. B. Perrin .- -.. (Clariosophic)
Preston Wright. . .. .'. .. .. (Euphradian)
Y. M. C. A.
PRINIED BY THE STATE CO.
COLUMIA, S. C., OC'TOHER 8, 1908
With this issue THE GAMECOC K be
gins a new year. It is the purpose of
the editors to make this one of the
foremost weekly publications in the
South. We can (10 this only by the
co-operation of each and every student
in the University.
Last year THE GAMECOCK was
started at a very inopportune time in
the year. For that and other reasons
it made only three appearances. These
three issues were very creditable ones,
and they contained all of the life and
zest in them that it takes to make a
good, healthy college weekly.
TIHE GA.MECOCK is made up of the
Athletic, Alumni, Y. M. C. A., Local,
and Society Departments. It will be
remembered that these departments
were taken from The Carolinian in
order that The Carolinia,. could be de
voted entirely to literary work. This
is an excellent diVision and gives each
publication a wider scope.
Let every student make it his or her
duty to hand in anything of interest
to the University, any little jokes on
his or her fellow-students, and help us
to set a pace for the .other weekly pub
lications in the South.
THE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
The present membership of the
Athletic Association is about one hun
dred and fifty, out of a possible three
hundred. Only one-half of the stu
dents! This is a' deplorable state of
affairs. Let us increase the number
of members until every student is en
Last year the baseball team won the
State championship. We should do
everything in-our power to climb to
the top rung again; not only in the
State, but in the South.
The football prospects are fine, con
sidering the fact that we have been
without this form of athletics for prac
tically two years. A basketball team
and a track team will be organized
later. All of this takes money, and
the Athletic Association will need
funds in order that this might be a
successful -year for athletics. Every
new member means that much more
money. The more money means bet
ter and more up-to-date equipment
for the several teams.
Get together now, boys, and let's
whoop 'em up. Fair week is coming
and so is Davidsop. Make the Ath
letic Association as large as the stu
(lent body, and then we will all join
in and sing with one accord:
"Ere the sun is sunk to rest,
In the cradle of the West,
Oh, we'll proudly, proudly float
our banners gay."
W. B. KLUGII, Editor.
The Clariosophic Society reopened -
its doors on September 26th for the
session of i9o8-'o9, President Jeffries
presiding. There were a goodly lot of
vacant chairs, but the new men more
than filled them. The Society lost
several good men in the graduating
class last year, but from the present
prospects, their places will be capably
filled by the new-comers.
Professors Keith, Gee and Freeson
were elected honorary members of the
Messrs. J. H. Sullivan and J. 0.
Allen were elected as contestants from
the Clariosophic Society in the Rod
dey Medal Debate.
At the joint meeting of the Euphra
dian and Clariosophic Societies in the
Clariosophic Hall on October 3d, Mr.
B. S. Beverley was elected Assistant
Business Manager of TiE GAMECOCK
and Mr. H. L. Izlar was elected Secre
tary of the joint assembly.
On Saturday night, October 3d, the
following query was debated:
Resolved, "That the State Legisla
ture should reinstate fraternities in the
University of South Carolina."
Affirmative-Messrs. Wyche, T. K.
Vassy, and Smith.
Negative-Messrs. Riddle, M. L.
Marion, and Miller.
The committee decided in favor of
QUERY FOR OCTOBER ioTH.
Resolved, "That it would be benefi
cial to South Carolina to have two
Affirmative - Gonzales, McCleod.
Negative-Hutchinson, Adams and
To the new men it may be said that
it is the duty of every one of you to
join one of the two Literary Societies.
You came to college to complete your
education, and no matter how hard
you study your education is incom
plete unless you take some part in
society wVrk. Some of jou may fol
low a profession which requires little
or no speaking in public, but at some
time you will be at a disadvantage
simply because you cannot appear with
ease and speak fluently before an audi
ence. This can only be acquired with
more or less persistent practice before
a small audience. The Societies need
you and you need them. They are
here for your personal benefit, and it
is your duty to join them.
IN SOCIETY DEBATE.
Webster-"Mr. McDonald, did I
understand you to say that Mr. Bilt
more was an uneducated man ?"
McDonald-"No, sir, I said Mr.
Vanderbilt, otherwise known as Mr.
Biltmore, because he built more houses
in North Carolina than anybody else,
was an uneducated man."