The Gamecock (Columbia, S.C.)

The gamecock. (Columbia, S.C.) 1908-2006, October 23, 1908, Page 2, Image 2

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Hobart and L.L. B. from Columbia University. He was admitted to the practice of law in New York State in June, 1899, and removed to Buffalo in the fall of that year, where lie practiced law un~ til elected to a professorship here. He was connected with the Law Depart ment of - Duffalo University for six years, first as a teacher of 'the Law of Agency and afterward as a teacher of the Law of Corporations. He taught the Senior Class and also in a post-graduate course. He won golden opinions in the Buffalo Law School, where another South Carolinian, the late C. G. Tiedeman, of Charleston, had filled a chair with great distinc tion, and the Dean of that school, Mr. Charles C. Alden, hearing of Mr. Frierson's desire to return to South Carolina, said: "I should exceedingly regret his withdrawal from our teach ing force, lie would leave a gap which it would be very difficult to fill. He is exceedingly conscientious and pains taking in his work, and in addition to securing a careful' knowledge of his subject, he has ability to teach." Mr. Frierson's success in Buffalo has not surprised his former precep tors at Columbia University. Ex-Dean W. A. Keener, a former judge of the Supreme Court of New York, writes: "I knew him to be a man of high char acter, industrious habits and excellent ability. In addition thereto, lie had what seems to be indispensable to suc cessful classroom work, an agreeable personality," and the present Dean, Geo. W. Kirchwey, speaks admiringly of Mr. Frierson's "clear, penetrating mind, his sound legal knowledge, and his engaging personal qualities." The University Trustees evidently made no experiment in the selection of Professor Frierson. He had proved 'his fitness for his new post after a successful professional career in New York, where fortune does not go by favor, and where competition is fierce and incessant. In the full vigor of physical and in tellectual manhood Professor Frierson returns to South Carolina freed from all provincial or "parochial" bias, con versant with the modern and most ad vanced system of a representative law school, and eager to join his col leagues, Professors Moore and Thomas, in raising this department of the University to a still higher degree of efficiency. It is safe to assume that in a few years a man will not be con sidered fit for admission to the bar in this State until he shall have received a diploma from the/aw school of this or some other Uiiiversity. Though an aluninus of Hobart and Columbia, Professor Nelson can claim kindred here and have his claim al lowed. The traditions that cluster around the old college are twice told tales to hini; the "honor system" that controls this institution today need not be explained to him, they had been in force here for ten years when his great grandfather, John James Frier son, was graduated in 1813; wihen his grandfather, the Hon. John N. Frier son, carried off the honors of the class of '37; when his father was a student here in 1869. Eight of his name.and near kin are upon the rolls of the in stitution, including James M. Nelson, '30, his grandfather, and Patrick H. Nelson, the first honor man in the class of '44; his great uncle, a gallant colonel of South Carolina Volunteers, who was killed in the battle during the war for Southern Independence. Professor Nelson is a member of the Phi Beta KappaP Society. While a student of Columbia University he as sisted in organizing and became the first president of the "Southern Club." He has been for several years a mem ber of the South Carolina Historical Society. In February, 1901, he was married to Miss Louise Dwight Mazyck, of Charleston. They have one child. The Third Year Academic and the Third Year Normal Classes Combine At a recent meeting of the third year academic class the members of that body unanimously decided to in vite the third year normals to join them. The requirements for entrance into the normal and academic departments of the University were this year made the same. Heretofore it was possible for a man to take the normal course with much less previous preparation than would have been required of him had he entered the academic depart ment. But from now on the entrance examinations for the two courses will be identical. Another change which went into ef fect this year was lengthening the normal course from three to four years.- At the end of this time the Degree of Bachelor of Arts will be con ferred instead of the Licentiate of In struction, which vas given at the end of three years' work. This additional year will render the normal scholar ships very valuable, and the men who have won them have cause to congrat ulate themselves. As matters now stand, the only ex isting difference between the normal and academic courscs is that pedagogy is required in the former, while a lan guage takes its place in the latter. The amount of work done for a degree is equal, and, as the degree conferred is the same, there is really no reason why the two departments should not com bine. It is- hoped that the first and second year academic classes will follow the example of the third year class and in vite the normal men of the first and second years to join them. 0. Faculty Song In Heaven above, Where all, is love, The Faculty won't be there; But down below, Where all is woe, The Faculty will be there, singing: Rahl Rahl Rahl For Carolina, Cheer for victory today; Ere the sun is sunk to rest, In the cradle of the West, Oh, we'll proudly, proudly float our banners gay. Here's to Carolina (Tune: "Bingo.") Here's to Carolina, drink her down, drink her down! Here's to Carolina, drink her downi Here's to Carolina and the good old Varsitee )rink her down, drink her down, drink her down, down, down! Fresh Perkins to Fresh Sligh "Don't you think the 'Varsity has im proved fifty cents?" Senior Manning, presiding at Freshman meeting, ruled that no Freshman had right to vote.