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BOARD OF EDITORS.
L. Wardlaw Smith, Spartanburg.
0. T. Simpson.. .. .. .. ..(Euphradian)
W. B. Kugh.. ..........(Clarosophic)
L. A. Bute.. .. ........(Clariosophic)
W. H. James.. ..........(Euphradian)
W. W. Perrin.. ...... ..(Clariosophic)
M. A. Miller. . . .. .. .. .(Clarlosoplile)
Y. M. C. A,
COLUMBIA, S. C., NOVEMBER 20, 1908.
On last Saturday night, in the joint
assembly of the Clariosophic and Eu
phradian societies, it was moved and
carried that The Gamecock have three
boards of editors a year instead of two.
This is an excellent change and one
which should be beneficial. The
change will give more men experience
in college magazine work; experience
which is well worth their while. It
will also give more men an opportu
nity of expressing themselves through
the editorial columns. The new edi
tor-in-chief will, of course, have new
ideas to lay before the student body,
which he would have felt a delicacy in
suggesting before his election.
From our connection with The
Gamecock we realize the many diffi
culties with which the board of editors
have to contend, and think that this
division of the work will give more
life and zeal to the paper.
How many members of the board
of trustees or of the faculty ever go
to the gymnasium in the midst of the
football or baseball season and see the
condition of affairs? We have seen
neither committees nor individual
members of these honorable bodies in
specting this department. It is sorely
in need of inspection and remodeling.
In order that the athletic teams
might have hot water after their prac
time it is necessary to cut off the hot
water until they are ready for it. This
prevents the others from getting hot
baths. And even when the hot water
is cut off the supply is not large
enough for each man on the various
teams to get his desired share. Even
whlen the hot water is not needed for
the athletic teams only a few can get
hot baths on account of the smallness
of the supply. This is a bad state of
affairs and we hope that it will be
With this issue we bid farewell to
the office of editor-in-chief of .The
Gamecock. We have confined our
selves to college affairs only, and
have dealt with theni as impartially
as possible. In turning over this of
fice to the editor-in-chief-elect, Mr. S.
B. Richy we feel that it is in good
hands. Mr. Rich has had more ex
perieriee in newapaer work than Am,
man on the campus. We extend to
him and his associates the best of
At a joint assembly last Saturday
night it was decided to elect a new
Gamecock editorial staff three times a
year, instead of only twice a year as
heretofore. The time for this election
was fixed for the week intervening be
tween the regular elections of the two
societies. As this time had just
passed, it was decided to elect a new
staff that night. Mr. S. B. Rich was
then elected editor-in-chief.
Tihe newly elected assistant editors
to The Gamecock from the Euphra
dian society are: Messrs. J. H. Brown,
F. S. Spigener, and J. 0. Sheppard.
Following are new members taken
into the' society last Saturday night:
J. D. Hamer, J. W. Stork, S. L. Col
cock, G. W. Waring, W. B. Burney,
and S. L. Latimer, Jr. Men, we wel
come you -into our midst, and trust
that'you will always do your duty and
take an interest in society work and
in the welfare of the society.
The debate last Saturday night on
the query, "Resolved, That deporta
tion would be the best solution of
the negro problem," was won by the
negative, represented by Messrs. J.
H. Brown and F. S. Spigener.
Following are the appointments for
one and two weeks hence:
For November 21:
Readers-J. M. Green, Tally, an(d
Declaimers-Carwile, J. B. Mc
Intyre, 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 Icorporations doing
an interstate business to procure fed
For November 28:
Readers-Corothers, McForlon and
Declaimers-Mitchell, J. J. Bush,
Subject for extemporaneous speak
Affirmative: R. M. Cooper and Dil
Negative: Oliphant and Palmer.
Q uery-"Resolved, That the p)ro
tective tariff should be abolished."
Wanted to know, by "Fresh" Mc
Intyre (D. B.), why the president of
the society always wore a shroud.
Mr. Fickling (in midst of ethical
discussion with Dr. Gordon Moore)
says, "Doctor, dlon't you think we have
both reached the limit of our abil
* * *
Mr. John Everett, 'o5, and Mr. Joe
Faverett, pf Spartanburg, 'visited
friendsa on the campus Sunday
With this issue of The Gamecock
we pass the Clariosophic department
into other hands, and we sincerely
hope that the editor-elect will have less
trouble in finding/something for his
department. He has 'our sincerest
sympathy in his long and tedious
At a joint meeting of the Euphra
dian and Clariosophic societies, in the
Clariosophic hall, the constitution of
The Gamecock was changed, and now
the editors are elected thrice instead
of twice a year, as the constitution
read. Mr. S. B. Rich, 'o9, Euphra
dian, was elected editor-in-chief.
The following gentlemen were
elected to The Gamecock staff at the
last meeting of the society: Mr. J.'H.
Sullivan, 'o8, Laurens; Mr. L. A.
Buie, 'io, Georgetown, and Mr. New
ton Edwards, 'ro.
On last Saturday night the follow
ing query was debated: "Resolved,
That the American civil war should
have been averted by compromise."
The affirmative yas represented by
Messrs. Bodie, Ferguson, and Sulli
van. The negative by Messrs. Riddle,
Jeffries, and J. A. Marion. The com
mittee decided in favor of the nega
The following are the programs for
one and two weeks hence:
For November 21, i908:
Declaimers-Camak and Hiers.
Reader-C. W. Sanders.
Orators-Bradley and Caldwell.
"Resolved, That tariff revision is
better than free trade."
Affirmative: Buie, Gardner and M.
Negative: J. 0. Crout, Chitty, and
Program for November 28, 1908:
Declaimers-C. M. Boling and Ha
"Resolved, That Chinese emigra
tion should be prohibited."
Affirmative: V. J. Rector, Quat
tlebaum, and Carnes.
Negative: Brandenburg, Paige, and
"How far is it around the world ?"
In girlish innocence asked she.
"Ah, I will measure it," he said,
"If you'll p)ermit me to and see,"
Then when his strong right arm he
About her waist so small and trim
He found it wasn't very far,
For she was all the world to him.
Lost and Found
She lost her head when he proposed,
But lhe, a trifle bolder,
Made search for it distractedly,
And found it on .his shoulder.
Y. M. C. A.
An interesting speech was deliv
ered before the Y. M. C. A., Novem
ber 8, by our acting president, Prof.
A. C. Moore. His subject was "Some
An)alogies B(etw'een Bliology ' and
Sin." The operations of some of the
inost common and dangerous disease
germs were briefly and simply out
The disease germs are invisible,
working when you little suspect any
intruder on good health. So is sin an
unseen germ creeping up and placing
its clutches around those who are not
mindful of it. Then these germs are
infectious, having to be closely
guarded. Just so is sin. There are
carriers of the disease germs. In like
manner there are transporters of sin.
One must be very cautious and seek
out a preventative against the two most
impeding agencies to the progress of
mankind-disease and sin. We can
not be too careful in choosing the nec
essary way in order to live a life
worthy of a man.
Dr. Twitchell last Sunday afternoon
gave the first of a series of lectures
which he proposes to give on the sub
ject, "Relations Between Religion and
Science." A student on entering col
lege generally has strong reli:-Jous
ideas taught and engendered at home.
As the student advances in his studies
in science and learns that the world
is several millions of years old, and
that man antiquates 15,000 or 20,000
years instead of 5,ooo or 6,oqo, as he
had formerly been taught, as well as
many other facts which seem contrary
to the Bible, he begins tp wonder,
thinking that something must be
wrong. Religion appears to be a fake
and absolutely false. A student must
not be led astray by such a notion and
with such a scant knowledge of
science. He should remember that a
little knowledge is a dangerous thing,
especially in science. A second thought
will help such a one to keep equilib
rium. Men who have devoted years of
study to science remain true, consist
ent Christians. What our attitude to
wards the Bible should be was briefly
discussed. Then our attitude towards
science was outlined.
These lectures are well worth lis
tening to. They have been carefully
worked out by Dr. Twitchell in order
to try to solve this perplexing problem
for himself. He wishes to give us the
benefit of his search. His next 1c
ture on the subject will be given just
one month from last Sunday, or the
the third Sunday in December.
Do not forget that good, able lec
tures are given at the Y. M. C. A.
every Sunday afternoon. These talks
are on live subjects that all ought to
be interested in. H-ow much better
could you spend just this one hour
On Sunday afternoon ? The old suly
ject of college spirit has become new.
The boys are waking uip. It is your
duty to join a literary society, support
athletics, and every phase of college
life. You will not be a complete man
unless you do. You (do not show the
proper college spirit unless you be otte
of the boys and lend your aidand pm.s