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"Entered as seconI-class matter November 20,
1908. .at the postolice at Columbia' S. Q.,
uinder the Act of March 3, 1879."
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Bernard Manning, Sumter.
Assistant Business Manager.
B. S. Beverly, Virginia.
BOARtD OF EDITORS.
S. B. Rich, Blackville.
F. S. Speigner..... ....(Euphradian)
L. A. Buie.. ..........(Clariosophic)
J. H. Brown.. ........ ..(Euphradian)
J. H. Sullivasn.... .......(Clarosophic)
J. 0. Sheppard.. *.*. ..(Euphradian)
k. A. Miller.. ..........(Clarionophic)
Y. M. C. A:
COLUMBIA, S. C., )E.CEMBElt 27, 1908.
NEED OF PUBLICATION
' Just back of DeSaussure College, on
Pendleton street, stands a two-story
brick building. This structure has its
historic importance in being the K. A.
fraternity house wlhen such bodies
were at the college. There is one
room upstairs and one down stairs.
At present the little structure is
used for no good whatsoever, whereas
much benefit could be derived from it
at little expense. The rooms could be
fixed up for the staffs of the monthly
magazine and Ti-iE GAMECOCK.
The material for the publications could
be kept in the building, and the editors
would be free from the worry of the
boys and other college duties when
they wished to display their literary
ability. Frequently, also, it is neces
sary for the staff of the various publi
cations to meet together to discuss
matters. This would be an excellent
place to carry on such business. The
work of the editors would be private
and the material turned out for the
magazines, etc., would be kept
straight. Very frequently material
handed in for the publications is lost
among the books and rubbish of the
dormitory. All this would be avoided
andi much benefit would be derived
from such a room.
The big universities have a private
room for the editors of the college
publications to mect in, and some even
print their own magazines, etc. This
step which the boys of the University
of South Carolina are making would
finally leadl up to other things.
If the faculty wvouldl consent to fix
the little building up and clean it out,
the students wvouldl, 1no doubt, look
after the furnishing of the rooms.
Boys, it is needless to ask you
whether a good time is in. store for
you or not Christmas. Every student
would necessarily answver in the affirm
ative, for to a college lad the holidays
mean the time of his life. The love
sick spend the time with their best
girl, telling her of the pangs and pains
of his poor heart while separated from
her. Some participate in the sport of
hunting the partridge, the dove and
, the duck. Others spend- much time
-eating the sw.eets of the holiays Tn
et, everyone is occupied to his fill
during the entire time given for
Christmas. Jim Hammond expressed
the feeling of,.a college marii ditring
Chi'istmas to perfection, "All are
Stitdents, don't run off for your hol
idays before the required time. Let's
pay our duty t6 thec.college. If a, few
leave before the cull'ge closes it really
breaks up everything, especially good
class work. If the boys leave in a
bunch it makes things more lively.
Then, in the long run, it hurts the in
dividual student, for great will be his
fate if the faculty gets hold of him;
and woe unto him in February. Dur
ing the ten clays you can make up for
lost time, if needed. You will get
enough of Christmas in the time given.
Go home, every one of you, and
drink the good time of the holidays to
your fill. And ("I'll swing" expresses
the sentiment of the writer in mild
term) let's come back to the Univer
sity with a different kind of college
spirit, tle kind that we have never
had, but not the kind that we have at
present and have had all the year.
Make up your minds to begin the
year of 1909 with new aspirations.
Express yourself on every occasion.
Your opinion is as good as any other
one student. Work for the interest of
Carolina in everything. Each one of
you make it your business to be at
every meeting of the boys in the chipel
and join in the cause of better college
spirit. Make good in your class work
and your whole college course will be
Summing up the whole, let's make
1909 an ideal college year.
The Greenest of the Green
St. Patrick's Day being the day for
wearing the green, I put on my green
sweater and went tip to Green's barber
shop to get a shave. Here I met my
friend Green from Greenwood, and my
friend Green from Greenville and my
friend Green from Greensboro, all of
them being from very green towns. I
showed them the city. We went in all
the green grocery stores in town, and
in each one my friend Green from
Greenville bought some green ba
nanas. All of us being very green, we
ate them. Before I knew it we found
ourselves on Green street. I, being a
lover of green foliage, suggested that
we go out upon the green and see the
green grass. When I reached the
edge of the green I met Brown eating
a green apple, who told me that H.
Green, L. Green, E. Green and J.
Green were playing tennis out on the
green. I proceeded across the green
and met E. Green wvho told me that he
(E. Green) and L. Green, alias Leon
Green, had defeated H. Green and J.
Green on the court on the green be
cause H. Green and J. Green were
very green in the game. L. Green
stepping upl about this time, lie and E.
Green became involved in a heated dis
cussion as to who was greener, H.
Grgen or J. Green. I being the only
outsider, was called upon to decide the
question. The followving was my de
cision: "You are all Greens on the
Mr. W. P. Mills, '08, who won the
Oxford scholarship', was on the cam
pits yesterday. The boys were glad
It is indeed gratifying to note the
great interest that has 'been taken in
the work of our society during the
first term of this year. We have-a
large number of members and the full
attendance which is enjoyed every Sat
urday night shows the interest that is
being4akeh.in society w6rk. The ben
efits, derived from the literary societies
on the campus are really inestimable,
and every student should look upon it
as his duty to become a member of one
of them before he gets his diploma.
The regular meeting of the Clario
sophic Society was called to order last
Saturday evening by President Allen,
and the business of the meeting was
carried on in the usual manner. Be
sides the regular business of the meet
ing, several important matters were
brought up and disposed of.
A joint meeting was called for by
the Euphradians, and the matter of
electing the next editor-in-chief of
The Carolinian was brought up. Mr.
R. E. Gonzales, 'o9, was chosen by the
two societies to act in this capacity.
He has filled this position twice before,
and has done it well. Much is expect
ed of the editor-in-chief of next term.
The two assistant editors who were
elected from the Clariosophic Society
are M. L. Marion, '09, and H. L.
Forbes, Pdg. Both of these men are
ardent workers and will no doubt add
strength to the staff.
Messrs. J. 0. Allen, '09, R. E. Gon
zales, '09, and J. C. Massey, 'o9, were
chosen to represent the society in the
preliminary of the State Oratorical
Contest, which will be held early next
After this, the meeting was declared
adjourned until fifteen minutes after
the ringing of the bell Saturday even
ing, December 19th, 1908.
Students not Invited to Bazaar at
C. F. W.
Unbeknownst to any one on the
campus of the State University was
the bazaar held at the College for-Wo
men on Friday afternoon last by the
Board of Editors of "The Joggler,"
commonly known as the Joggling
Board. The object of this entertain
ment was to raise funds for the college
annual, and with this end in view, it
was an entire success. So far, The
Gamecock is in thorough sympathy
with The Joggler; but there is another
phase of this affair which affects most
keenly the feelings of the students at
For many years past it has been cus
tomary for the authorities at our sister
college to at least let their brethren
of the University know when an af
fair of this nature and consequence
was to occur; but alas and alack! Be
fore a single student knew of the
bazaar, the bazaar was no more, and
this opportunity for a pleasant recre
ation was let pass, unheeded because
unknown. Never before was our
student body so slighted, and may we
never have cause to feel so again.
After having entered a formal com
p)laint against such indifference to the
feelings of its constituents, The Game
cock is glad to announce that there will
soon be another bazaar at the College
for Women, and every student of the
University of South Carolina will be
expected to and ith a full pu,.
and to leave with an empty one, with a
recollection of a pkasaht evening, and
no desire to go to the Mess Hall for
The exercises of last Saturday even
ing were the most enjoyable witnessed
in our society this year. The readers
and declaimers were all on hand, and
all of them had their selections well
The debate was the best that I have
ever heard on the floor of the society,
and I think all of the members will
voice my sentiments on the merits of
the speeches of the several debaters.
Messrs. Cooper, R. M., and Dilling
ham distinguished themselves on the
affirmative, and we were delighted to
see the decision of the judges rendered
in their favor.
The appointments for one week
hence is as follows:
Rqaders-R. C. Hamer, Haynes
worth, H. B. Thomas.
Declaimers-Waring Wingard - and
Debate-Affirmative: James Ham
mond; Negative: Parrott, J. C. Shep
Subject for Debate: "Resolved,
That trade unions have been beneficial
to the laboring classes."
One On the Fresh
The Junior, Senior and Sophomore
classes are mad. The business niana
ger of The Garnet and Black is furi
ous. Mr. Howie, the photographer,
is in a rage. All lay long he has been
striding around the campus uttering
awful oaths, vowing vengeance and
muttering threats about murder.
What about? A very few words
suffice to explain this turbulent situa
tion-the Freshman Class had their
picture taken this morning (Monday).
Mr. Howie's camera lies in front of
the chapel, pieces scattered here and
there, broken shutters, plates, tripod
legs, all smashed beyond recognition,
and, alas I the lens are cracked, the
great beauty of the Freshmen has
ruined them. The writer interviewed
Mr. Howie in order to ascertain his
loss. He stated that the loss of the
camera was not so serious, but the lens
were very valuable. When asked by
the correspondent who he thought was
responsible for the cracking of the
lens, he replied that he wasund&ec'ided
whether it was the big feet of "Red"
Russel which were unable to be taken
in the scope of the camera, the derby
of Fresh Mace or the general appear
ance of Fresh Waring.
After pondering over the question
for several minutes he at last decided
that it wvas the general appearance of
the Freshman Class that was account
able for the loss.
"Yes," said Mr. H-owvie, "the Greens
madle several cracks, for colors are
alwvays hard to photograph; also 'Pos
sum' Coggshall made one or two
cracks, for never have I been able to
p)hotograph a possum, and finishing
touches were made by the hatbandis of
a few 'Fresh' Freshmen."
"Never," said Mr. Howvie, "do I
want to take another picture of the
Freshman Class if they are as fresh
and green as this one. I have learned