About The gamecock. (Columbia, S.C.) 1908-2006 | View This Issue
Never before in the history of the
institution has a session opened with
brighter prospects. The excellent ad
vantages offered at the University; the
winning of the State championship in
baseball last season, and the reinstate
ment of football, have all done their
share in persuading many young Car
olinians to become wearers of the
Garnet and Black.
Our new "fellows" give promise of
a strong will and determination to do
all that within them lies for the wel
fare of Carolina, and with this united
spirit 1909 bids fair to be a banner
During the first week the several
classes, societies, clubs, and publica
tions have been busy starting the work
of a new session.
The Senior Class met in the chapel
on the afternoon of October ist and
elected from among their faithful
"thirty" the following officers for '09:
President-B. J. White, York.
Vice-President-J. I. Humphrey,
Secretary-L. W. Smith, Spartan
Treasurer-J. 0. Allen, Greenville.
Historian-Miss A. L. Bowen,
Honor System-W. H. James,
The Junior Class met on the follow
ing afternoon and elected the follow
ing for their officers:
President--A. D. Oliphant, Union.
Vice - President - H. L. Izlar,
Secretary and Treasurer-F. G.
Historian-F. S. Speigner, Rich
Honor System-D. E. Finley, Jr.,
The Sophomores also have organ
ized, and these are their officers:
. President-W. B. Perrin, Abbeville.
Vice-President-R. F. Bradley, Jr.,
Secretary and Treasurer-R. F.
Historian-C. T. Graydon, Green
Honor System-R. F. Simpson,
The Freshmen have been unable to
find time for such trivial matters; nor
have they been able to select from a
body of such capable men the ones to
whom they wish to entrust for the
first time the guardianship of their
The German Club met on Wednes
(lay afternoon, and after electing and
initiating several new members, elect
ed for the first collegiate term the fol
President-L. W. Smith, Spartan
Vice-President-R. M. Cooper, Jr.,
Leader-H. W. Hughes, Edgefield.
Secretary-Bernard Manning, Sum
Treasurer - Randolph Murdaugh,
The Athletic Association met Mon
(lay morning, September 28th, and
after receiving about a hundred new
members, elected officers as follows :
President-I. F. Belser, Richland.
Secretary and Treasurer-J. E.
Many new clubs, such as tennis and
golf, will be organized this week, but
the three most important clubs, "The
Scribes," "The Glee Club," and "The
Dramatic," have to rely upon the sup
port of the student-body, hence their
organization is not complete.
As we are so fortunate as to have
once more among' us Messrs. Mc
Gowan Holmes,*and "Cope" Massey,
of Taxahaw, the two stars of '07's
Dramatic Club, we would urge that
they use their uttermost efforts to
ward getting up a "minstrel" and fill
their long standing engagements with
the "Academy of Music" in Charles
ton, and with "The Grand" in Atlanta.
This would be of great financial aid
to athletics, as well as a splendid ad
vertisement for the University.
Come on, boys I Help out a good
Among the alumni who have visited
the campus during the past week are:
Messrs. Eugene S. Oliver, captain of
'Varsity football team 'o4; Ashley C.
Tobias, '07, who headed the ticket for
the Legislature in Charleston in the
recent election; J. Roy Fant, 'o6,
Union; J. Rion McKissick, '05, of
Harvard; J. B. Davis, 'o8, of Winns
boro; J. M. Hemphill, 'o8, of Chester;
W. D. Aiken, 'oS, of Aiken; E. S.
Croft, 'o5, and T. G. Croft, 'o8, of
Aiken; B. J. Wingard, '07, of Lexing
ton ; David Hamilton, 'o7, of Chester,
and H. H. Scott, '07, of Monticello.
Can A. C. Modre than G. B.?
The "Terry Boys" will be with us
"WOOD UP I I"
Fresh Sligh (standing outside the
"Marshal's office" Monday morning)
-"What are all those boys voting
Senior Sheppard-"Church slips."
Because Johnny, Jr., is always strik
ing attitudes, does it necessarily follow
that he makes a big hit?
Professor Carson-"What is it, Mr.
Green? (on seeing Fresh Green tam
pering with the air pump).
Fresh Green-"Mr. Peter .Phillipps
wants a glass of water."
Wanted to Know-If the residents
of the campus have noticed Trippett's
activity of late.
"The night was growing old
As he trudged through snow and
His nose was long and cold,
And his shoes were full of feet."
If any of the above knocks you,
don't get haughty; be an optimist. If
a fellow biffs you in the jaw and you
swallow a few teeth, imagine they
needed pulling anyway. Be satisfied
with your lot; you'll have to be when,
you're finally buried in it, you know.