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Y. M. C. A
COLUMBIA, S. C., DECEMBER 10, 1908
The advisory board amended at
their last meeting the debarring of all
those who played Varsity ball from
the class games, by allowing men who
had participated in three or less games
to be eligible.
Although the first movement of the
board worked a little hardship on the
Junior class, yet it was a good thing,
and most of the students sanctioned
The class games are not so much to
decide the championship class in col
lege, for if that were the principal
idea, there would be no sense in ex
cluding even the "C" men. The class
contests are to bring out a bunch of
boys, who, perhaps, had not thought
in the least that there was any football
ability in them. It gives them a taste
of gridiron training and dispels from
their minds the thought that the game
is a sausage mill. There are many
boys who after they have played class
ball and find out there are prospects of
their developing into good material,
come out the next season and join the
squad, where as before they would not
The objection to Varsity players is
this: That, although frequently play
ers do not make the "C," but yet their
experience is too great to put them up
against a green man who has had only
a week's coaching at the most. By ex
cluding the Varsity it puts the new
men on a more equal footing. Besides,
it is useless for a player to buck
against a man with a season of train
ing on the Varsity. The green player
has no chance to show his ability, for
he is outclassed. To play Varsity
against the rawv material of class foot'
ball may b)e compared to the playing
of Yale against our real VTarsity.
Of course, it is an honor for any
class to win the cup, andl a studlent can
not be blamed for fighting for his
class, if he has any spirit. But if it is
for the good of tihe football situation,
this can be sacrificed. The Varsity
players are honored, as being selected
coaehts for their respective class
teams and are aiways looked up to by
Clemson and all the other colleges
debar both scrub and Varsity men
from the games and it is hoped that
tfle board at the first of next'year will
-~-do the same, before the football sea
son is over. Both the assistant coach
and the coach spoke in favor of ruling
out all Varsity men.
There has been much talk of the
Clemson-Carolina football game which
is being looked forward to next fair
Some of the boys have expressed
themselves to the effect, that they did
not think that it was for the best in
terest of the t vo institutions to come
together so soon after they had made
friends. Others are well pleased with
the idea of the big game.
As every one knows, it takes time
to replace friendship and especially
permanent friendship between two
colleges, which were once separated
by an affair in football in which both
hold that they are right and will not
give in to the other. The two sister
institutions made friends henceforth
and forever, not very long .ago, and
this union was not effected for the
sake of athletics, but because of the
good for both colleges. The advisory
board of Clemson expressed their
willingness . to play the Gamecocks,
so it was up to the University advis
ory board to accept the same. It is
hoped that the teams will meet al
ways in friendly rivalry and no more
hard feelings will result.
The boys are complaining every day
about the gymnasium and the incon
venience one has to go to to take a lit
If the gym can not be fixed up in
first-class style, there are a few little
things in connection with the athletic
house that could be remedied with lit
tie trouble. Everyone is required to
enter by the back door whether classes
are being held or not. The front door
is always locked. And the boys can
not understand why. This door should
be kept open, for it puts the boys to
much unnecessary inconvenience. The
reioving of the lockers has also caus
ed much trouble. The men taking ex
ercise or taking a bath have no place
to keep their clothes clean and out of
the way. The present arrangement is
bum, top to bottom. The stove now
used to heat the water would serve
better to cool an ice box. The fire put
in the stove fails to perform its duty
from lack of proper connection with
the boiler. There is absolutely no
sense in debarring the best part of the
gymnasium merely for the use of the
athletic classes, in order to put the rest
of the athletes to the utmost inconve
nience. Mac should at least allow the
front dloor to remain open when
classes are not on.
Wanted to Know
Why a certain Freshman is suc-H-a
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Why Dr. Green never gets blue.
Who knows but what Giersh will
some (lay be an inventor andl dis
coverer of renown? He has traced
electricity back to Noah. You know
Noah filled the ark wvith two animals
of every kind. So when the flood was
over he let thenm out and this made the
ark light (arc light). But who made
the incandescent ?
Recorder's Court on the. Campus
There was gomething doing in court
last Monday morning, when Recorder
Gary took his place to put the guilty
through the sevei-est test of their lives.
Quite a number of cases were brought
Covar was the first up. He was
charged with devoting too much time
at the "senator's". When he had to
make up lost time in Math. The Re
corder gave him a week to improve,
and if lie did not a "bust" would sure
ly follow in February.
Crum Murray took the stand next,
and was a little frightened. His case
was dismissed, but Recorder Gary no
tified him not to introduce any new
style in cravats.
- Buie was charged with disturbing
the public peace by continuous raffles.
He was given ten days or ten dollars.
John Sheppard was up for ex
)oundig hot air. As this was his
second time, he was fined the limit,
John Lee, alias John Hoey, was up
for illegal tackling on the side lines
in Charleston. The case was dis
The Hoey case was the most inter
esting of the day. He was charged
with living too much high life. His
sentence was four years in Math. and
five in Logic or pay $50. Hoey paid
Colcock was the next to take the
stand. He was charged with the same
old thing. Charlie made an eloquent
plea and the case was dismissed until
Hart took the cake. The charge
against him was F-resh-ness. He, be
ing guilty, paid the fine, $1o.
Pete Philips, the next guilty party,
gave a long tale of woe, and said lie
had just come oi the campus on busi
ness. The Recorder gave him two
hours to vacate.
Wingard, who is an old character at
Recorder's court, was charged with
violating section 4, article I of the dis
pensary law. He was given 30 (lays
on the gfing, with axe and- shovel.
Speed was the last man on docket.
He was up for his promiscuously slow
wvalking around on the campus, as if
le had some p)lot in viewv. He wvas
(dismissed, but the Recorder notified
him to move along faster hereafter.
Fresh. Hart and Shiarpton were up
for fighting. As Sharpton got the
best of the fray, lie had to pay $i0.
BEARD ON THE CAMPUS
Senior Sheppai-d-"Hey, boys I"
Librarian-"Don't you put your
foot on that ladder."
"Fresh" Metts (speaking to Shakes
peare Hoey)-"Say, HI-oey, does the
grandstand at Yale enclose' the athlet
ic field ?"
Shakcespeare-"No,. crazy; it goes
Nearly all of"'the seats in the Eu
phradian Society were filled last Sat
urday evening, atid it is indeed grati
fying 'to see the boys taking such a
great amount of interest in society
work. The readings and declamations
were all well. rendered, and showed
that the p9ffrners had spent much
time on tlieir selections, a fact which
is highly commendable to all the so
There had been ' some misunder
standing about the debate for the even
ing, so it was decided to do away
with the debate. This marred the
pleasure of the evening somewhat, but
it enabled the boys to get a chance to
go to the "Lyric."
There was a joint session of the two
societies, last Saturday evening, at
which meeting Mr. Smith to!d us of
the excellent qualities of our Xmas
number of the Carolinian, and urged
every man to buy several copies to
send to their friends.
The appointments for one and two
weeks hence are as follows:
Readers--Burney, Latimer, Col
Declaimers-Hamer, J. D., Clark,
Subject for Extemporaneous Speak
er-"The N&d of Two Political Par
ties in South Carolina."
Debaters-Affirmative: Cooper, R.
M., Dillingham. Negative: Oliphant.
Subject for Debate-"R.esolved,
That the Protective Tariff Should Be
Readers-Hanier, R. C., Haynes
worth, Thomas, H. 13.
Declaimers-W a r i n g, Wingard,
Debate - Affirmative: Hiiammond,
James. Negative: Parrott, Sheppard,
Subject for Debate - "Resolved,
That Trade Unions Have Been Bene
ficial to the Laboring Classes."
To know why Hammond's watch is
like a moving picture show.
Caldwell at Charleston hearing the
St. Michael's bell chime got tired of
hearing the sweet sounds and wished
to know why the d-m old bell didn't
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If it takes J. C. Sheppard five hours
to eat a wvishbone, how long will it
take Grosse Marion to make a forty
yard run. Answver: As long as John
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If it takes a roach four months to
swim through a tub of molasses, how
much calico will it take to make an
elephant an evening jacket. He was
his mother's p)oodlle dlog.
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Cooper wvantedl to know if White
had a monopoly in doubles. He saw
that he was dealing 'em out freely on
the green in tennis. By the way, he
has a monopoly also on them in Feb
ruary and June. This has been dem
onstrated in part years.
Who ate the .niast turkey Thanks