The gamecock. (Columbia, S.C.) 1908-2006, November 13, 1908, Page 2, Image 2
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PRITUDBY . w TRE STATE CO.
COLUMBIA, S. C., NOVEMBER 13
That game Saturday wasn't up to
the standard. Possibly a little too
overconfident. Now, fellows, get
down to hard work and make North
Carolina "look like thirty cents." You
are not a team of stars, in fact not a
single man starred in the Bingham
game; but if you will put all of the
drive and aggression into every play
that you have in you, you are bound
to make a creditable showing. Caro
lina always has had the reputation of
putting out a hard fighting team, and
it goes without saying that you won't
let this reputation lag.
THE COMING TENNIS
For two years Carolina has sent
tennis teams to the tournament, -in
Greenville; and both years the teams
have won second place. This year the
Tennis Association is going to make a
new venture. A tournament is going
to be held on the University courts.
Why can't Carolina win first place this
year? There is no reason why we
should not be first. The lovers of the
game are practicing up and will be in
fine form by the time the -tournament
is to be pulled off, and every student
attending the University should lend
what financial support he can. These
players have to be entertained here
about two or three days, and this will
take money. Another thing that the
students will be res)onsible for is
treatment which these players receive
while here. Each and every one of
them will be our guests and it is tup
So us to keep tip the rep)utation which
Carolina so justly dleserves; and make
all of thenm return to their respective
'polleges wishling that they could be
with us always.
THE LACK OF COLLEGE
* Much hats been written in these col
umuns about "Carolina grit" and "the
true Gamecock spirit." We have tried
hard to arouse a proper college en
thusiasm in bolstering up the student
body by praise, but it is with regret
that we admit that the experiment has
failed-and today we- shall presentn
few things as they are, instead. of as
they should be.
The football team this season has
not been successful. It is true that
the squad has been light, and by rea
son of the abolishment of the game
here for several seasons previous, the
men were inexperienced-but these
excuses are insufficient. In Christie
Benet we have one of the very best
football men in the South, and one
whose interest in Carolina and whose
manly personality make him an ideal
coach for our team. .He has struggled
untiringly to develop the squad. The
plays he has introduced make up by
far the strongest system of offense
we have ever seen; and yet but once
this season has the team put them
properly to the test-the second half
of the game with the Georgia Medical
College. The system of defense is
that used by one of the strongest teams
in the country last year, and has been
pronounced by the foremost football
experts as the best for meeting an op
ponent's attack under the new rules;
and yet but once this season has our
squad made its force felt-the second
half of the Davidson game. What is
A Carolina "star" in her palmiest
football days came many miles recently
to see a game. After watching the
play for some tinte, he turned to a by
stander and said, "My God I they
haven't got the drive, the fight, in
them of our old teams." And this
remark drove the nail home. The
team has the "Carolina grit" all right,
but it lacks "the true Gamecock spirit."
Why? You are going to ask; and
we are going to answer your question.
A man struggles and fights if neces
sary for his college, because of his love
and zeal. His college spirit is in
creased and fostered by the support
and interest of his fellow students;
and when this lags, though he will still
struggle on, his enthusiasm and ardor
will be lessened. Nothing is so chill
ing as the lack of interest and appre
ciation. We had in the beginning of
the season an inexperienced squad, and
they needed all the support and en
couragement that the student-body
could give. They had not enough ex
perience in football to love the game
as a "veteran" would, and they needed
the plaudits and praise of their col
leagues in order to put the necessary
"steam" in their work. Have you
done your share?
On Saturday, we played the last
game to be played here this year. The
clay was cool and beautifully clear, but
the attendance was so small that the
management lost over fifty dollars.
Not one-third of the students were at
the game, and hail of the crowd was
made yp of our supporters in Colum
bia. One could walk over the campus
and see more students lolling around,
playing tennis, smoking pipes, crack
ing jokes and otherwise busily en-i
gaged than could be found on the ath
letic field at the last game of the sea
son. This was a fair example of col
lege spirit of over half the student
We have some men here who cannot
afford to go to the football games; as
a maximum estimate there are perhaps
fifty of these. In addition to these
fthere are about seventy-five ardent
supporters who always attend, ra ' or
s hine. Where are the other one "un
+dred nnd seventy-five ? Their innain
and their indifference is the cause of
the loss financially on every game
played on our grounds this year; and
the lack of their moral support has
taken from the team that incentive and
spirit that only the interest of friends
'can give, and has contributed largely
to the success of our opponents, It
has caused the alumni and the people
of Columbia to wonder at the apathy
existing here, and to lament that Caro
lina is not the place it was in the past.
There are other sides which lack
of space forbids us to consider, but we
cannot refrain from one observation.
The same indifference to your institu
tion's welfare is bound to show itself
in other and larger things than your
support of her athletic teams. Your
lack of college spirit here means a lack
of interest in your Alma Mater at
home and throughout the State, and.
upon your efforts to further her suc
cess depend her future attainment and
It is gratifying to know that the
men are taking a greater interest in
society work. At the last two meet
ings the attendance has been better
than usual, and the men put more life
into their work. Now, fellows, let us
all be on hand when the roll is called,
and especially those who are on the
program for literary exercises, and
after you come, give the society some
Mr. W. C. Taylor, '06, a loyal Clar
iosophic, visited and addressed the so
ciety on last Saturday night.
The following are the programs for
one and two weeks hence:
For November 14, 1908:
Declaimers-~Mace and D. E. Rec
Orators-M. L. Marion and
"Resolved, That the American Civil
War should have been averted by com
AtTimative: Jackson, Rembert, T.
Negative: Riddle, Jeffries, J. A.
For November 20th, 1908:
Declaimers-Camak and Heirs.
Reader-C. W. Saunders.
Orators--Bradley and Caldwell.
"Resolved, That tariff revision is
better than free trade."
Affirmative: Buie, Gardner, M. M.
Negative: J. 0. Crout, Chitty, Gar
On last Saturday night the follow
ing query was debated: "Resolved,
That the qualification for voting in
the Democratic primary should be the
same as in the general election."
Affirmative: Ferguson, Johnson
Negative:i Officer, Kinard and V.
The debate was won by the affirma
EU PH RADIAN
As the days are growing so much
shorter, the joint assembly . has de
cided -to change the hour of meeting
from 7:45 to 7:30. So let all mem
bers remember that the college bell
rings at 7:15, hereafter, and society
convenes at 7:30.
The debate last Saturday night on
the query: "Resolved, That South
Carolina should prohibit immigration,"
was won by the negative, represented
by Messrs. J. H. Brown and J. N.
Following are the appointments for
one and two weeks hence:
For November 14:
R e a d e r s - Sharpton, Simkin,
Declaimers-Furse, J. B. Heyward,
R. F. Simpson.
Subject for Extemporaneous Speak
er-"Shall the People Rule ?"
Weekly Orator-C. T. Simpson.
Affirmative: Moffett and J. C.
Negative: J. H. Brown and I. F.
Query: "Resolved, That deporta
tion would be the best solution of the
For Noirember 21:
Readers-J. M. Green, Tolley and
Declaimers-Carwile, D. B. McIn
tyre and J. 0. Sheppard.
Subject for Extemporaneous Speak
er--"The Solid South."
Affirmative: Fromberg and Web
Negative: Brown and Johnson.
Query: "Resolved, That Congress
should require corporations doing an
interstate business to procure federal
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royally treated by the young men of
Augusta, and thoroughly enjoyed
every moment of their brief stay.
The teams lined up thus:
Carolina '9. Georgia 5.
DesPortes.. .. ... e. . .. Cox, Morton
Carter. .. .. ......r. g. .... ..Bowen
Hammond (c).. .q. b.. .. ..Brinkley
Izlar... .. ..... h. b. ..J. A. Brown
Perrin. .. .. ..r. h. b.W.W.Brown(c)
Geo. Butler (North Carolina),
referee. Joe Holland (Clemson), uim
pire. Douglas McKay (Carolina),
heamd linesman. Cad Coles (Clemson),
timekeeper. Time of halves, 25 and