About The gamecock. (Columbia, S.C.) 1908-2006 | View This Issue
Several weeks ago a student of the
Virginia Military Institute, a player
on the football team, in a game against
another college, received injuries to
the head, from which he died. Also
during the last week one of the play
ers on the team of the University of
North Carolina died as a result of in
juries to his spinal column received in
a game at Clinton, N. C.
These two unfortunate accidents
will be reminders to many of the so
called "dangers" of football. Many
who would have Southern students be
"mollycoddles," will now be up and
against the inhuman brutalities, as they
say, of the game. But it is well here
to call attention to the fallacy of gen
eralizing from exceptions. Recently
there have been thousands of young
men struggling on the football field,
but so far there have been only tyvo
deaths. Clearly, these are exceptions.
If all these students who have en
gaged in football this season should
go hunting one or more times during
the season, imagine the number of in
8 juries and deaths that would result.
Comparatively, then, let us judge foot
ball, not from exceptional cases.
Also let us not be blind to the many
L: advantages accruing to the football
,3 player. The Duke of Wellington
r once said that the battle of Waterloo
was won on the f9otball fields of Eton
and Rugby. So, throughout the South,
the limbs, muscles and character of
young men are being strengthened by
obeying the coach and keeping the
"pledge," running with the ball and
hitting the line. Football makes men
stronger, and anything that produces
this end is its own excuse for being.
Times like this, with our highly
wrought and highly-artificial life,
make great demands upon the physical
health. Our success in business must
be on a physical basis. We need men
of strong muscles, with nerves of
steel. Football produces such men,
hence it fills a need; and because it
meets an urgent need, it must, and
"THE IDEAL COLLEGE."
On November 7, Rev. John Henry
Harms was inaugurated as President
of Newberry College, to succeed Dr.
James Scherer. We bid Rev. Harms
"God speed" in this field of labor, and
hope for Newberry College years of
blessings to the State under the guid
ing hand of its new President.
Mr. Harms, in his inaugural ad
dress, spoke of the characteristics of
the "ideal college." His "ideal col
lege" is not beyond the possibility of
attainment, and is a fitting "ideal" of
Mr. Harms spoke highly of the val
uable work of the small college, saying
that in the small college there was a
closeness of relationship between pupil
and teachier which is productive ,of
great good. But lie would never "dis
p)arage" the great work of our, univer
sities. There must be system in educa
tion. The three sides of man must
be trained--the mental, physical and
-moral. The great aim of education is
not material, not "utility," but dlevel
onment is the watchmmrd f mduca
tion. The pupil must be led out into
more exalted tastes, and higher aspi
rations. The college must say to the
man, "Think, think."
In short, Mr. Harms's ideal of the
mission of the college (or university)
is character. And this character must
be fashioned after that of Christ, who,
he said, was the "architypal man of all
If Newberry College will have fused
into her labors the spirit and truth of
these "ideals," great things are in store
for her and for all who come within
THE PRESIDENTIAL RESULT.
In politics, we cannot tell. The re
sult of a vote is shrouded in uncertain
ty, to come out, a disappointment.
The Democrats reported a "landside"
victory. But we know the result. The
"labor vote" seems not to have voted.
The thousands of unemployed men in
the great Northern cities seem to have
been gulled into voting the Republican
ticket; the many who were panic
stricken at the recent Republican panic
seem to have recovered and forgotten
its source; those who have before op
posed the trusts seem to have suddenly
changed their political faith-and it
seems that not only do the people not
rule, but do not want to, and will not
All this only shows the power of
noney in the hands of such political
s nd financial bosses as Morgan, Hill
th d Rockefeller.
wo hall money rule? Yes, for a time.
190 11 the people rule?" Yes, unless
the 9weful few are even " ,e power
turnedn many .'.k, though right.
Littlejohn is the most Weakly of
Fellers, slim as a Stork, but Wright
Rich. You McCall him Short, but his
Bodie is capable of attaining some
Speed. His father is a Miller who
owns the finest of city Holmes.
John was determined to Wynne a
Gibson girl. Even the thought of Ma
rion her came to him on several occa
sions. He broached the idea to the
Sheppard of the city flock, Rector
Green. That worthy thought John
would Hazard his social position by
the attempt and probably have to pay
Ransom for his rash decision.
"Adam's trouble raising Cain will
not Gage your trouble," said the Rec
"Laws-a-Massey," replied John, "to
catch your Parrott, Cooper up, Carter
out, and Wheeler away is as easy."
"Great Scott," yelled the Parrott.
Although he Caldwell, John heard him
not. He had gone.
John was not faint of Hart. He
was as nervy as Garland the Bowman
of the Gentry who shot the Harper as
lie sang a Carroll to the King.
As in his Moody thots he moved
along lie met his loved lady. She was
Waring a Brown suit. The sight of
her served to Boie tip his spirits. He
told her the story of stories anid Man
ning all his courage proposed to elope.
Then did two Lipscomb together. She
saw her father coming. They must
climb the Wall. Awkwardly as a
Campbell he helped her over. As he
started to follow an Officer camie
alomng.' John made a .Bolt for the Bush.
H-e was n6t Sligh enough, however,
for the Russell of the leave av
Klugh to the "cop," who Cooley used
his Mace upon John. This sent him
Boiling down the Graydon his back
as easy as a ball rolls from the hand
of a Boulware.
John landed near the hut of a Kuhn
by the name of Peter James, who was
as fond of Hammond bacon as a Ger
man is of Crout. He managed to
Crouch in the Lee of the Shack for a
short time. He was out of breath and
seeing stars of all Hughes. Why he
was hiding he knew not. He was as
innocent as any Palmer. The old
Kuhn, who was a Gardiner, came out
"Peterkin you help her," whispered
John. "Be White if you are. Black,
and let me hide in your Shack."
Peter complied. John escaped. No
wedding Belser other matrimonial
signs has he heard or seen. He'll
never see his Laurimore. She gave
him a lemon. He has Hurst his love
for her, but another Page may be
added to his book of adventures.
W. S. B.
President Moore attended the in
auguration of the new president of
Newberry College, Dr. Harms, on
Mr. John S. Hoey, 'ii, has been
called to his home in New York on
account of the illness of his mother.
* A *
Those a Soph hats are "some
thing sticky." The i-eshnen should
get busy now and adopt a hat also.
Prof. Snowden spent three days of
the week in Charleston.
Several of the collegians have
joined with the young men of Colum
bia and organized a "Canoe Club."
The purpose of the club is to furnish
boating for the pleasure and amuse
ment of its members on the canal and
rivers near the city. We eagerly await
the outcome of this new feature in our
college, and sincerely hope that it is
merely the first step taken toward a
rowing crew at Carolina.
The Glee Club, under the leadership
of Mr. Clarke Addicks, has begun
regular practice and before long will
doubtless excell the Glen Springs Or
Prof. Bradley in I French-"Mr.
Green, when do en and in not havc
the nasal sound ?"
Fresh Jimmie Green-"When you
haven't got a nose."
Wanted-By "Red" Russell, a transla
tion of frigidi pedes.
Wanted-To know where Freshes
Hart, Carwile and Simpkins got
their hands stained.
Wanted-To know what became of
,Prof. Baker's pomegranates.
Wanted--By the Sophomore Class
The pledge removed fog a half hour
and Fresh Waring.
W'inted-To know why Dr. Joynes is
gladl to have Prof. McCutchen in
Prof. Potts' classroom ocasally41.
THE GERMAN CLUB ENTERTAINED
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lighted audience. After this, there
was music and singing, college songs
being exceedingly well rendered, until
a late hour.
All agreed that Dr. and Mrs. Wau
chope were to be thanked for a most
Among those invited were: Misses
Harriet McQueen, Ethel Willis, Sal
lie Hammond, Katherine Moore, Julie
Heyward, May Heyward, Caroline
Moore, .Margaret Rion, Minnie Bla
lock, Marjorie Heyward, Addie Bur
ney, Theodore .Hayne of Greenville,
Fredree Ansel, Alice Wilson, Fanny
Colcock, Martin, Vivian Hand, Lottie
Klutz of Chester, Natalie Dwight,
Louise Gantt of Winnsboro, and the
members of the German Club.
S. C. MITCHELL, M. A., Ph. D.,
LL. D., D. D., President. On leave
of absence at Brown University.
ANDREW C. MOORE, A. B., Acting
PATTERSON WARDLAw, A. B., LL D.,
Dean of the Department of Educa
tion. College street.
F. HORTON COLCOCK, C. E., LL. D.,
Dean of the Department of Physics
and Engineering. Campus.
M. HERNDON MOORE, A. B., LL. B.,
Dean of the School of Law. Pick
ens and Gervais streets.
LEONAa'. BAKER, A. M., Secretary.
MRS. S. L. LATIMER, Matron, Stew
ards' Hall. Green street.
IRVINE F. BELSER, President Athletic
Association. 12 W. Rutledge.
B. JENNINGS WHITE, President Aca
demic Class. 6 E. Rutledge.
J. COPELAND MASSEY, President Law
Class. 5 E. Legare.
J. 0. ALLEN, President Clariosophic
Society. W. Harper.
B. J. WHITE, President Euphradian
Society. 6 E. Rutledge.
JNO.- C. SHEPPARD,JR., President Y.
M. C. A. -6 E. Rutledge.
RonT. M. COOPER, JR., Manager Foot
ball Team. 9 E. Rutledge.
ROBT. M. COOPER, JR., Manager Base
ball Team. 9 E. Rutledge.
THoS. K. VASSY, Manager Basket
ball Team. DeSessaure.
ROBT. E. GONZALES, Editor-in-Chief
"Garnet and Black." Senate street.
B. JENNINGS WHITE, Editor-in-Chief
"Carolinian." 6 E. Rutledge..
L. WARDLAW SMITH, Editor-in-Chief
"Gamecock." 9 E. Rutledge.
IRVINE F. BELSER, Business Manager
"Garnet and Black." 12 W. Rut
L. WAmRLW SMITH, Business Man
ager "Carolinian." 9 E. Rutledge.
BERNARD MANNING, Business Man
ager "Gamecock." 6 Monte Carlo.
Soph Trippett--"Say, Polly, is it so
about Mrs. -being a GRASS WID
Prof. Colcock, in Astronomy-"Mr.
Moody, when is the moon full ?"
Mr. Moody-"W 4tidt is half shot."