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S. B. Rich, Blackville.
F. S. Spelgner...... ..(Euphradian)
. A. Bule.. ..........(Clarlosophic)
J. H. Brown..- .... .. (Euphradian)
J. H. Sullivan. .. .. .. . . (Clarlosophic)
J. 0. Sheppard.... .. .. .. (Euphradian)
DL A. Miller.. .........(Clarosophic)
Y. M. C. A.
COLUMBIA, S. C., DECEMBER 3, 1908
THE SEASON OVER
The football season is over. No
more will we hear the ringing voice
of the quarter as he guides his team
across the field; no more for a time
will we see two lines of fleshy steel
grapple one another as if to death; no
longer will we have the hard gridiron
covered with moving men for a ren
dezvous in long fall evenings, for the
season is over, and the record of '08.
Many were the difficulties our team
had to contend with. Hard work and
the spirit of the Game Cock have e-a ,
quered strong foes wit) only J.
Onduit ami1u.a '.'.nout and inex
,perience wthin. Our team has not
been heavy, but they played as fought
the Spartans. We have not been vic
torious in every contest, but a foe not to
be despised in all. And have we not
reason to be proud ? For we have over
come in a season two setbacks caused
by the absence of the game for two
And taking into consideration Clem
son's record, we have had a success
ful season. Clemson lost every game,
w3ile0arolina won three. But be it said
to the credit of both teams, that they
took on the strongest teams, while
handicapped; two won by the loss of
several men through expulsion, the
other by the lack of experienced play
At the end of next season Carolina
and Clemson will have won again their
erstwhile position as among the strong
est in the South.
. For the present the students will
give vent to the overflow of the spirit
of youth by exercising in the gym and
on the track. This will continue until
spring comes again, wvhen the baseball
veterans will again be on the field and
Carolina will make again the enviable
record of* last season.
The football team and the rooters
returned from Charleston Friday,
after defeating the Citadel in the last
game of the season. All those who
had te pleasure c 'aking the trip are
carried away with the treatment and
.hiospitality accorded them by the ca
4ets. and the people of Charleston.
The military boys and the Carolina
sttalents displayed the. most friendly
riydry tow;p-s eachi other and the at
mosphere:was truly filled with "Game
Cock!' an4 Citadel spirit during the
entire: trip. The way .in which the
boys acted towards each other would
scarcely have given one the least idea
that 'a big game of football was to be
pulled off between the two institutions
that same afternoon. When the team
arrived everything was in readiness
for the comfcrt of the men. The ca
dets and the University boys have al
ways had the most friendly feelings
for one another and on this trip the tie
semed to be stronger. The Thanks
giving trip is always considered the
best of the season, mainly because the
boys know that they are going to be
treated royally by the cadets. The
whole trip was marked by pleasant
and friendly feelings by both the in
The dance given by the S. C. M. A.
boys to the University students added
much to the occasion and in this the
climax was reached. No stone was left
unturned by the Charleston boys to
give the boys a good time, and Caro
lina responded by accepting all that
came her way.
It was sonewhat of a surprise to
the Columbia boys to find that they
had so many loyal supporters of the
Garnet and Black. The cordiality and
hospitality that the medical students,
the Charleston College boys and the
people of the city rendered the Univer
sity, of South Carolina will long be
remenbered by the visitors frdm Caro
lina. The boys were more -
lighted to see tlq, of - - dian de
and Blac.k. eav ." grand old Garnet
cleeVorle supporters at the game
,T' .Ing the snappy bunch to victory.
I he people of the city proved to the
Game Cocks that they were their
friends and supporters during the en
tire trip and the Carolina stodent will
always have a warm spot in their
hearts for the Charlestonians. This
trip holds prece'dent over all those of
the season, for the friendly rivalry be
tween the two institutions, the hospi
tality displayed by the people of the
city and the general attitude of all
those who had any feeling for the two
The need of a branch postoflice at
the University where the students
could obtain stamps, etc., is in demand
to a very great extent at present.
If the boys desire stamps, postal
cards and other mail necessities it is
necessary for them to go up town, for
there is no station anywhere near the
campus. This puts the students to a
lot of trouble, when they could be us
ing this valuable time on their books.
All during the day the boys are run
ning from one side of the campus to
another to get a stamp to niail an im
Even if it would not pay to estab)
lish a branch postoffice, some arrange
ments could be madec to sell stamps at
the regular office where the mail is dis
trib)uted to the boys at the same hour
that the clerk is there to give out the
mail. This would benefit the college
at latge and would be very little troui
ble. There is no reason wvhy this
could not be done, because it will benie
fitithe University and will.accommodate
all the students. Think how often you
wish to write to your girl, or home for
a check, and to mail it you are com
pelled to run up town to invest two
cents in a stamp. The mail is taken
up regularly on the campus and the
boys would have no trouble gettit .g
their mail off if stamps were sold on
The exgici?es on last SaturdayJeve
ning,wge somewhat handicapped' on
account of the absence of a number
of our men who bad gone home to
spend Thanksgiving, but this didn't
mar the exercises to such an extent
that we couldn't enjoy them.
All of the debaters for -the evening
were appointed from the house, and
assigned this query: "Resolved, That
and international congress should be
held at public expense to formulate
an international language." The sub
ject was well discussed, and it was
after some deliberation that the judges
rendered their decision in favor of the
negative, represented by M'essrs. Coop
er, J. H., and Lee, J. D.
The appointments for 'one and two
weeks hence are as follows-:
Readers-Henderson, Hazard and
Declaimers-Ross, Hana, R. E., and
Subject for extemporaneous speaker
--'The dinker of concealed weap
Debaters-Affirmative: Cooper, R.
M., and Dillingham. Negative: Oli
phant and Palmer.
- ffor debate: "Resolved, That
the protective tariff should be abol
Readers-Burney, Latimer and Col
Declaimers-Hamer, J. D., Clark
Subject for extemporaneous speaker
-"The need of two political parties
in South Carolina.
Debaters-Affirmative: James, W.
H., and Hammond. Negative: Shep
pard, J. C., and Parrott.
Subject for debate - "Resolved.
That trade unions have been bene
ficial to the laboring classes."
The regular meeting of the Clario
sophic -Society was called together
last Saturday evening by Vice Presi
dent T. C. Callison, President J. 0.
Allen being absent.
Shortly after the meeting was called
to order a joint assembly was called
for by the Euphradian Society. At
this assembly it was decided that the
Executive Committeemen of the State
Oratorical Contest should be in
structed to look into the manner in
which the decision is made. He was
also instructed to introduce such meas
uires as would be necessary to arrange
it so that the decision would be made
immediately after the contest.
The committee appointed to arrange
a dlebating contest with some other
State college was asked to have its
rep)ort ready by the next meeting of
the twvo societies.
There being no further business, the
joint assembly was declared adjourned.
Prof. J. C. Hungerpillar ('o8) and
B. J. Wingard ('o7), Congressman
Lever's private secretary, were in the
hail and both gave us nice talks. . They
are two of our alumni and -have our
best wishes for future success.
The regular business of the meet
ing was carried on .as usual and at
eleven o'clock the meeting was ad
The following was the programme
for the tvening
Orators-Sullivan and Gonzales.
Query for debate-"Resolved, That
Chinese immigration should be pro
Affirmative: Rector, V. J., Edwards,
Karns. Negative: Jayroe, . Branden
TH1E Y. M. C. A.
The Y. M. C. A. was very interest
ingly addressed last Sunday by Prof.
Wardlaw. He gave some helpful re
marks about the need of . a st%dent
secretary. Then some methods to se
cure a secretary were discussed. Prof.
Wardlaw as*ured us that the faculty
was in hearty accord with our move.
It is just as true today as it was in
Carlisle's time that the chief part
about any man is his religious beliefs.
Any institution of learning is judged
more or less from a religious standard.
The spiritual side of a man's nature is
considered the most important. A well
known fact is that any institution
which has a strong atmosphere guided
by a Christian spirit is well thought of
and recognizA ab-. .
We wish this University to be
among the foremost in America. Its
advancement will be rapid according
to the Christian spirit shown by those
who attend it. It behooves each stu
dent connected with the University to
consider well his position and ask
himself if he is doing all within his
power to promote the welfare of an in
stitution of which all should be proud.
The opportunities are innumerable.
What shall we do with them?
In an old Carolinian some years
back we find the following in regard
to the Y. M. C. A.:
"A friend of the college asked early
in the year, 'Is there something wrong
in the influences at the South Carolina
College, and if so, what is it? The edi
tor at that time discussed the question.
He spoke of the heterogeneous char
acter and the varied interests of a
student body at a State institution.
He also said that the Y. M. C. A. is
filling a missing link in our State col
leges. But yet, is the Association here
filling the missing link as well as
could be desired ?"
There are problems confronting us
that are of weighty importance. For
any organization whatever to live it
must make progress. It must show an
advance towards its goal. Has our
Association made any progress? We
think so. .It bids to make even great
er progress. Our essential need is a
As has been stated before, the Y.
M. C. A. has pledged itself for a lib
eral sum towards a student secretary.
Nowv, the faculty has subscribed a good
amount. This is another encouraging
step towvards the prize. What will the
student body do? How will they lend
to the cause ? , Why not each student
also write a personal letter to your
representatives stating our need and
urgently ask them to consider the mat
ter? Surely the dawn is breaking,
We are on the eve of success if the
student body will only mali a strenu
L. W. Smith spent Thanksgiving.at
his home in Sarnhurg.