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Vol. II. UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, COLUMBIA, S. C., DECEMBER 10, 1908 No. 10
JUNIORS AND FRESH
WIN CLASS GAMES
Juniors Defeat Seniors 5-0.-Fresh.
men the Sophs 10-0.
THE NEW MATERIAL SHOWS UP
Blake, Cain, White, Marion, Sheppard, Simp.
kins, McMillan, Metz, Wright and
The first of the class championship
football games was played Saturday
afternoon between the Seniors and
Juniors, on Davis' field. The Juniors
were victorious by a score of 5 to o.
Both teams showed up well for the
practice they had had, but the third
year men had a little the best of the
fight the game through. The ball
was in their possession about two
thirds of the time, but in the first half
they were unable to shove the pig
skin across the goal, on account of
the good defensive work of the fourth
year men. The Seniors in this half
gained ground slowly and their offen
sive work was lacking.
In the second half the third year
men played their best ball. After
being held tor downs, a beautiful for
ward pass was executed. The ball
was passed from center to fullback to
halfback to quarter. The pass was
long, but sure. After this play the
Juniors made*steady gains and crossed
the line for five points. Neither side
scored after this.
Taking all into consideration, the
Seniors played fast, snappy ball, and
surprised many of the boys. It was
thought by everyone that the Juniors
would score at least three touch
downs. For the third year men, Blake
was the powerful ground gainer; Cain,
also, played good ball. Sheppard,
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Coach Gonzales on His Team
'There have been many class teams
at Carolina, but the present Senior ag
gregation is undoubtedly the most
ferocious and headstrong eleven that
ever upheld the colors of its class.
The back field is composed of three
veterans-White, Sheppard and Hav
ird. These men are heavy, fast, and
veritable terrors on the offense. Rich
and Reynolds, at ends, are streaks of
greased lightning, and every end run
by our opponents will be hurled back
for a. ten-yard loss. In the line wve
have seasoned players like Callison,
Humphreys, "Dick'' Jeff ries, Dantzler,
Miller and Webster. This line will
hold like a stone wvall. Callison is es
pecially good on breaking through,
and spilling plays. Marion and "Pat"
Murray are both good men, but lack
the training of the others. We confi
dently expect to cop our gamies, as
well na the cup."
CLEMSON COLLEGE VS.
UNIVERSITY OF S. C.
The Game Will Be Played Next Fair
-Week in Columbia.
COLLEGES- ON GOOD TERMS
Both Have Good Prospicts For 1909.
Teams Were Off This Season.
Next Fair week Carolina and Clem
son will meet on the gridiron in this
The advisory board of Clemson
College expressed their willingness
for the Tiger team to play the Game
cocks. At a meeting of the Univer
sity advisory board, the board moved
that the manager of the Carolina team
of 1909 arrange a game with Clemson
for Fair week.
This game will be a drawing card
for the Fair. There are many who
are anxious to see the two teams
come together again. The attendance
at this game would, no doubt, reach
ten thousand. It will add much to
the athletic treasury of both institu
The last time the two colleges met
oi the field of battle a quarrel arose
between the two teams after the game.
The fight was of such a nature that
the faculties of both of the colleges
thought it was best for them not to
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Hammond on His Team
The following was the interview
given out by Coach Hammond on his
team of Juniors:
"Well, I would rather not say any
thing about the team yet. After the
championship game I may have an
awful lot to say, or I may hold my
peace concerning the matter.
"However, I have a pretty husky
bunch that will stand, as did Jackson
at Manassas. The line is strong and
the big-footed tackles crush over each
other, as bloodthirsty animals. The
center is a corker. He is a perfect
bow-legged globe, and distinction
awaits his path. My ends are well
matched. They are exactly alike in
every respect, especially the left one.
He is a wonder when he plunges
through the line, his nose guard one
sided, the elastic crumpling his,ears,
and his face tied in a bow-knot. The
other end has the faculty of distorting
his face as an opossum whenever he is
in a mass play, and, peculiar to the
animal he imitates, he will p)ick his
hole. Our backs are regular hyenas.
They will buck Gibraltar or tackle an
express train without a hesitancy.
Although the quarter is not as large
as a minute, he runs the team like a
mowing machine. I have perfect con
fidence in this aggregation. Woe
unto those who fall prey to them. I
know their strength and weakness.
They will do all they can to win the
cup and what should be in it."
WAS A SUCCESS
The Young Folks Enjoyed Them
selves to the Fullest Extent.
SUPPER SERVED AT 12 O'CLOCK
A Big Crowd Was Present and the Evening
Passed Off Nicely.
The GAMR.COCK is the cock of
the walk." This was easily shown by
the large (lance that was given by the
manager-of the GAMErcocc in Stew
ard's Hall on last Thursday. Thirty
or more beautiful ladies, accompanied
by as many gallant young men, danced
from nine o'clock until the wee small
hours of the morn, as the poet ex
presses it "until Aurora sends forth
her first flushes of the dawn o'er the
Eastern sky." The costumes of the
ladies were beautiful, in fact so beau
tiful that the editors "bow before the
storm." He will not attempt to de
scribe them, sufficient to say that many
of them were maide of lace net over
lavender suits, etc.
Supper was served at twelve o'clock,
after which the german was danced,
led by Mr. McG. Holmes, assisted by
Mr. Carlton W. Sawyer.
The chaperons were Professor and
Mrs. A. C. Moore, Professor and Mrs.
Yates Snowden, Prof. and Mrs. H. C.
Davis, Mrs. S. L. Latimer, Professor
0. L. Keith.
Those dancing were: Misses Cecile
Jeanerette, Alice Chandler, Minnie
Blalock, Virginia McGiU, Connors
Melton, Ray Brooks of Sewanee,
Tenn., McAlister, Mecca Cooper, Mae
Bellinger of Barnwell, Mary Sumpter,
Thomas, Julia Heyward, Hattie Mc
Queen, Mae Heyward, Margaret
Rion, Jessie M'cKay, Darby of Fort
Motte, Marjorie Heyward; Messrs.
Boggan C. Trippett, 0. B. Bartlette,
L. W. Smith, B. S. Beverly, Randolph
Murdaugh, Eugene McCarthy, W. M.
Burney, P. A. Cooper, Y. J. Peterkin,
). C. Finley, Jr., Robin Jones, R. M.
Cooper, Jr., I. F. Belser, J. H. Cooper,
R. B. Herbert, G. F. Herbert, J. H.
Hammond, John S. Hoey, D. C. Hey
ward, Jr., W. H. McIlwain, F. S.
Speigner, R. C. Hamer, G. W. Orr, H.
0. Ligon, Jr., Geo. Sparkman, J. H4.
Brown, C. T. Cunningham, Carlton
W. Sawyer, H. McG. Holmes, Ber
nard Manning, A. G. Ellison, W. F.
Haynesworth, Roy Islar, 0. W. Dar
gani, J. D. Lee, ,Jr., Joe Palmer, R. T.
Mobley, J. 0. Sheppard, Geo. B. Car
wvile, R. E. Seibels and G. W. Vance.
This is the first dance of this kind
that we have had. It has been a
great success. The manager cleared
a goodly sum, which will be used for
the benefit of the GAMECOCK. Let us
always patronize the benefit germans
ana help the college both socially and
OF THE COLLEGE
The Demands Are Being Gradually
A SKETCH OF EACH BUILDING
The New infirmary is a Beautiful Building.
-Plans Laid Out For Future.
When the South Carolina College
was founded in 18oi, the trustees de
cided to erect buildings for the ac
cominodation of one hundred students,
with classrooms and a chapel; the two
or three professors were also supposed
to reside in the two buildings, Rut
ledge and DeSaussure, then put up.
These were completed in i8o6, shortly
after the new college entered upon its
career. About this time the old
Steward's Hall, which stood where
Harper now stands, and the presi
dent's house, were erected. In i8io
the General Assembly gave the money
for the house in which Dr. Burney
and Dr. Wauchope live. The double
house now occupied by Dr. Joynes
and Professor Colcock was built two
years later. The old library was
raised on the site of Legare in 1816.
With these buildings the College was
satisfied until Dr. Cooper had re
signed and -on. R. W. Barnwell had
taken his place, when it entered upon
the second phase of its existence. The
increasing number of students de
manded new buildings. Old fendes,
always in bad repair, had surrounded
the campus. Their place was taken
by the present wall in 1835. In two
years a house, the present home of
Professors A. C. Moore and C. W.
Bain, was erected, and immediately
after it Elliott and Pinckney made
their appearance. President Barnwell,
understanding the needs of an institu
tion in the matter of a library,- rec
ommended the present library building,
which was completed in 1840. The
olk library and the Steward's Hall dis
appeared about 1848, their places be
ing taken by Harper and Legare. The
dormitory space was planned for two
hundred students. Professor Boher's
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Hammond 1909 Captain
James H. Hammond will captain the
Varsity football squad of 1909. He
was elected at a meeting of the Var
sity players, presided over by Coach
Benet. Hammond ought to make a
first-class captain, for he has had con
siderable experience in football. The
newly-elected captain played in the
back field the past season and made
good. 'Ihe way lie 'has conducted
himself on the football field and also
at the University has won for him
many friends. The young man showed
his appreciation to those who elected
him in a short talk made before the
squad at this meeting. The students
wish him much success in his work