The Gamecock (Columbia, S.C.)

The gamecock. (Columbia, S.C.) 1908-2006, December 03, 1908, Page 2, Image 2

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THE GAMECOCK Published weekly by the Literary Societies of the University of South Caroliltk. Terms, 81.60 a session, payablq in ad vance. The Gamecock solicits humorous sketches, essays, verse, etc., and will gladly pub lish such as is available, when accom panied by the full name of the author. Unsigned manuscripts will neither be acknowledged or returned. All checks and money orders should be made payable to Bernard Manning, Bus ipeaq Manager. Business Manager. Bermrd Mamalag, Sumter. Assistant Business Manager. B. S. Beverly, Virginia. BOAIID OF EDITORS. Editor-in-Chief. S. B. Rich, Blackville. Assisat Editora. F. S. Spelgner...... ..(Euphradian) . A. Bule.. ..........(Clarlosophic) J. H. Brown..- .... .. (Euphradian) Athletics. J. H. Sullivan. .. .. .. . . (Clarlosophic) J. 0. Sheppard.... .. .. .. (Euphradian) Locals. 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. made. 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 years. 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 ers. 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 stitutions. 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 colleges. 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 portant letter. 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 campus. EUPHRADIAN SOCIETY 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-: December 5. Readers-Henderson, Hazard and McColl. Declaimers-Ross, Hana, R. E., and Bolt. Subject for extemporaneous speaker --'The dinker of concealed weap ons.) Orator-Moffett. Debaters-Affirmative: Cooper, R. M., and Dillingham. Negative: Oli phant and Palmer. - ffor debate: "Resolved, That the protective tariff should be abol ished." December 12. Readers-Burney, Latimer and Col cock. Declaimers-Hamer, J. D., Clark and Redwood. Subject for extemporaneous speaker -"The need of two political parties in South Carolina. Orator-Carter. 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." CLARIOSOPHIC SOCIETY 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 Deelaiiners-Bolling'and Hagood. Reader--Huistess. Orators-Sullivan and Gonzales. Query for debate-"Resolved, That Chinese immigration should be pro hibited." Affirmative: Rector, V. J., Edwards, Karns. Negative: Jayroe, . Branden burg, Page. 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 leader. 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 ous effort. L. W. Smith spent his home in Sarnhurg.