The Gamecock (Columbia, S.C.)

The gamecock. (Columbia, S.C.) 1908-2006, November 20, 1908, Image 1

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THE GAMECOCK Vol. 11 UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, COLUMBIA, S. C., NOVEMBER 20, 1908 No. 7 UNIVERSITY OF N. C. VICTORIOUS The Gamecocks Were Defeated by Score of 22-0. OLD STYLE FOOTBALL USED. The Heavier Team Had Big Advantage on Sloppy Field.-Driving Rain Fell Throughout the Game. The Garnet and Black warriors were defeated by the University of North Carolina football team in Chapel Hill, on November 14, by the decisive score of 22 to o. The Tar Heels had everything their way dur ing the first half, but South Carolina took a decided brace in the last and played their opponents a much closer game. The contest was fought on a muddy and sloppy field, the water being sev eral inches deep over a large part of the gridiron. A hard, driving rain fell throughout the game, and with the thermometer but a few degrees above freezing point, neither team was able to do much good work. The weather conditions were a great handicap to South Carolina, who has a light but fast team. North Carolina's weight was her most powerful factor, and, by using mass plays, they were able to gain more consistently. The uniforms soon got so wet and slippery that fre quently a tackler could not hold the runner. A mud-covered ball resulted in many fumbles. The game was un doubtedly a "mud-slinging" affair literally speaking. In the first half North Carolina showed superior form and scored three touchdowns. The ball was car ried over in the hands of Williams twice and Wiggins once. Belden kicked goal once out of three times. This half closed with the score: North Carolina 16, South Carolina o. SECOND HALF. South Carolina opened this half in great style and played a rattling game. The men had dash and ginger and, had the field been in better condition, they would undoubtedly have scored. Their execution of the forward pass was the feature of the game. Cain hurled the spiral four successive times for considerable gains, the ball falling- into the hands of Dargan, Hammond, and Perrin. By these plays and the line playing of Perrin, Belser, and Beverly, South Carolina rushed the ball to North Carolina's 15-yard line, where they were held for dlowns. North Carolina nowv punted often and three times recovered their owvn punts, after South Carolina's fumbles. They carried the ball to South Caro lina's 3-yard line, but were held for downs. Neither team had been able to cross the goal line in this half, but now, when H-amnmondl's punt wvas (Continued on Page Four.) SKETCH OF PROF. OSCAR L. KEITH He Was Lately Elected Professor of Modern Languages IS A NATIVE OF GREENVILLE He Has Studied Abroad and Had Brilliant Academic Career. Oscar Lovett Keith, our new pro fessor of Modern Languages, is a native of Greenville, S. C. In his early childhood his family removed to Atlanta, and afterwards to Athens, Ga., where his school education was completed, and where, in 1902, lie was graduated, with highest honors, at the University of Georgia. His proficiency in modern languages, at that early date, is evidenced by the fact that lie was recommended, on graduation, for a fellowship in Teutonic and Romance languages. The next year lie taught modern languages in a university school. In 1903 he was appointed to the Peabody scholarship for graduate work at Harvard University, and in 1904 lie was graduated at Harvard, in the degree of A. M. In 1905 lie re turned to Harvard and completed the course of study for the degree of Ph. D., for which he lacks only the thesis, on which lie is now engaged. In 1905 1907 lie was instructor of Romance 1anguages in the George Washington University, Washington, D. C. In 1907 lie becaie instructor of Romance lan guages in the University of Wiscon sin. In 19o8 lie was elected professor of Modern Languages in the Univer sity of South Carolina. This is, in deed, a brilliant academic career for so young a man. Professor Keith has also enjoyed extraordinary advantages for study abroad. In 1905 he spent the summer in France and Spain ; 1907, in Italy, France, and Switzerland ; 1908, in Germany, France and Spain. Mr. Keith is thus unusually familiar with German, French, and Spanish as spoken languages, and lie speaks them with correctness and ease. When the chair of Modern Lan guages became vacant by the retire ment of Dr. Joynes, the board of trus tees entrusted to Dr. Joynes the task of recommending his successor. After a wide correspondence, including a large number of candidates, Dr. (Continued on Page Four.) The Carolina F4 Oct. 3-Carolina vs. Ridgewood,...., Oct. 10-Carolina vs. College of Cli Oct. 17-Carolina vs. University of Oct. 22-Carolina vs. Charleston Ai Oct. 29-Carolina vs. Davidson (Fa Nov. 4-Carolina vs. Georgia Medi< Nov. 7-Carolina vs. Bingham, .. Nov. 14-Carolina vs. Universi'y of Nov. 26-Carolina vs. Citadel ('fha EVENT OF THE FALL SEASON The Management of The Gamecock to Give a Hop. BARN DANCE TO BE A FEATURE The First Artillery Band Will Not Perform, But The Glee Club Will. On Thursday, December 3, one week after Thanksgiving day, the management of The Gamecock vill give a dance in the Steward's Hall, dancing to commence at 9 o'clock. The proceeds will go to defray the ex penses of the weckly paper, and is, therefore, worthy of all patronage. Columbia's fair damsels will be be decked in holiday attire, and so the floor (maybe the walls, who knows?) will not be lacking of adornment. Most excellent music will be pro vided, an( "refreshments served very promptly." What more could one wish, or heart desire I Every student in the University is invited to attend, and to dance. Those who unfortunately can't dance, either because of ignorance or religion, will be cordially welcomed within the hos pitable portals of the hall. Just to see this dance will be well worth the price of admission, for what more charming sight coul( greet the eyes of Carolina's gallant sons than to see their fellows tripping the light fan tastic with bunches of loveliness on their arms? Eli? The fifteenth number of The Bil letin of the University of South Caro lina has just come from the press and any student who may desire a copy can obtain it from President Moore. President-elect NV. -1. ''aft will de liver an address before the State Bar Association in this city during the month of January, and the University students will have an opportunity to see and hear the new President. * * * Dr. David F. Houston, president of Washington University, St. Louis, Mo., and an aluninus of South Caro lina, has accepted an invitation to de liver the graduating address to the class of 1909. * * * Mr. Irwin F. 1elser spent Monday in Spartanburg. >otball Schedule Columbia 0-0 irleston, Columbia 17-0 Georgia, Athens 6-29 blefics, Columbia 4-15 ir Week) Columbia 0-22 al College, Augusta 19-5 Columbia 6-10 N. C., Chapel Hill 0-22 Charletn SHOCKING DEATH OF. SEN. CARMACK The Untimely End of the Brilliant Tennessean MOURNED AT THE UNIVERSITY. Senator Carmack's Address Before the Class of 1907 a Memorable Event. The tragic death of Senator Car mack in Naslivillc on Monday last, November 9th, which came as a ter rible shock to our whole country, was felt with peculiar poignancy by the faculty and students of the University of South Carolina, whom, less than two years ago, he had charmed with a never-to-be forgotten and matchless address as commencement orator. Born near Castilian Springs, Sum ner county, Tennessee, in 1858, Mr. Carmack went to the best schools of his State, to which in later life he often referred to with much affection. It was here that he imbibed those lofty conceptions and formed that noble character which marked him even then as a man among men. After completing iis academic education, Mr. Carmack devoted himself to the study of law. He began his practice in his native State, at the city of Co lumlbia, and by his ardent devotiQn to duty and his never failing courtesy' to all, quickly met with deserved success. Fired with the enthusiasm of youth and an earnest desire to count for something in his community, he de terminegl to devote his great talents and his life to his people. He entered politics and became a member of the State legislature in 1884. Gifted by nature with a facile and trenchant pen, he joined the editorial staff of the Nashville Aiierican, and later found ed tle Nashville Democrat, and when thi: paper was fused with The Amer ican, he was appointed editor-in-chief of the combined papers. Later lie moved to Alemphis, and there lie be camte editor of the Memphis Commer cial, to which paper he contributed some of his best W0ork. In 1897 he was elected to Congress, where lie served with noted ability for two terms. In 19o lie was elected to the United States Senate, and at once be came a most imposing political force in that august body. His great mental acumen, his keenness of judgment, his sureness of perception, his calm mas tery of things, his tireless investiga tion of facts, his intrepid character, andl his eloquent sp)eech wvon for him the enviable reputation of a most formidable Olopoent and a most val ualble ally. His literary work, like that of so many Southern mien of ability, is most ly conifinied to the b)rillianit editorials in the several papers wvith wvhich he was conmectedl. His sp)eeches burn wvith enthusiasm and teem with lofty ideals, idleals which are calculated to inspire~ (Continued on Pag-e Four.)