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Vol. II. UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, COLUMBIA. S. C.. IANUARY 14. 1909 Nn
RODDEY DEBATE WON
BY I. F. BELSER, '10
Euphradian Society's Representative
THE QUERRY WAS ABLY ARGUED
Mr. Roddey of Rock hill Gives Medal. De
cision of Judges Awarded by
The Roddey Medal Debate, which
was held in the University chapel last
Friday evening by the two societies,
was won by I. F. Belser, 'io, who
spoke on the affirmative side of the
question and represented the Euphra
dian Society. ,
This was the ninth anmal contest
of the Roddey Medal Debate partici
pated in by the Euphradian and Clari
osophic Societies. Mr. John T. Rod
dey, of Rock Hill, a distinguished
alumni of the institution, offers annu
ally a gold medal to the best debater
of the contest. The right of selection
of the query is reserved by the giver of
the medal, who always selects a debate
well suited for college students and
involving some vital question of the
day. The medal is not awarded to
any one side, but to the best individual
This was the first contest of the
year, and will bL followed by many
more important ones. The debate last
Friday was ably discussed by the
young debaters and they showed tip
well for their first appearance before
the public in the chapel. Many im
portant points were brought forth by
the affirmative and negative sides, and
both did much credit to themselves
the way they handled the subject.
The decision of the judges was ren
dered by Governor M. F. Ansel, in
favor of I. F. Belser, with a few
appropriate remarks, to whom he
awarded a handsome gold medal. This
was Belser's first appearance before
the public in a contest held in the
chapel and it was quite an honor for
him to carry off the medal over the
The following was the programme:
Velcome by the presiding officer;
debate, query, "Resolved, That Con
gress should require corporations
emgaged in interstate business to se
cure Federal licenses;" debaters, af
firmative J. 0. Allen, 1. F. Belser;
negative, J. H. Sullivan, B. ). Carter;
presiding officer, L. Wardlaw Smith;
chief marshal, James H-. H-amimond;
nssistant marshals, D). C. Hey~ward
(Euphradian), C. E. Sligh (Euphira
dian) ; E. B. Gary (Clariosophic), C.
G. Wyche (Clariosophic) ; judges,
Gov. M. F. Ansel, chairman ; Rev. B.
R. Turnipseed, Attorney-General J. F.
Lyon, W. H. Lyles, W. H. Towvnsend.
Every student and alumnus should
get the Weekly Gamecock, for it is
now edlited by a "Rich" man.'
NOW AT UNIVERSITY
All Forms Will Be Participated in
MUCH INTEREST IN MANY GAMES
Light Work at Gymnasium, Baseball, Tennis,
Golf, Basketball and
Athletics are on the quiet at the
University at present, but this is due
only to the approach of examinations.
After the mid-term test the boys will
start in full force to participAte in all
forms of exercise. The year 1909,
from all prospects, is going to be a
corker for athletics at Carolina. There
w.ill not be any game which will be
lacking in participants. In fact, if
any thing, there will be many men
trying out, which is absolutely neces
sary for a college to select a good
Light work is carried on at the
gymnasium each afternoon by the boys
in order to keep themselves in good
condition. The tennis lovers are also
playing out on the green in the'after
noon. This is the only outdoor gam'"
that is being played at present.
As soon as the examinations are
over, the baseball enthusiasts will be
gin work. Captain I. F. Belser and
Manager R. M. Cooper want to see all
those who know anything at all about
p,aying baseball to come out. The men
will be'given a try-out, and only the
best players are going to make good.
The diamond will be put in good shape
and all necessary material for the team
will be gotten. There is a crowd of
baseball players at the college this
year, but the ability of the new men is
Basketball will start up, also, soon.
There are a good many students inter
ested in this game also at the Univer
sity, and Coach Brown is going to give
the players some hard practice. All
those desiring to learn this game,
1Irown will be glad to talk with them.
Tennis and golf will also attract a
good crowd. The interest in the for
mer has been kept up (luring the whole
year, but after examinations those who
own racquets will use them more fre
quent. Golf is not dead at the Uni
versity, and after exam. Mac is going
to teach the boys free of charge, as
soon as their work has settled down.
'lie links are still in shape for the
game. A team will he selected from
the students to go up against other
teams from the city.
Gymnasium exercise will also be
carried on extensively with the other
athletic games. Track work wvill also
start up. The institution this year
seems to be wrought up over all forms
Fresh Harper says lie is goitng to
put his girl's picture on erhosiIion.
IN TITLE SUIT
Supreme Court Decided Important
DECISION IS MOST BENEFICIAL
Land Forming Part of Gibbes' Green Is Uni.
versity Property. New Building to Be
Erected on the Corner.
The studcnts, trustees and facility
of the University of South Carolina
were highly rejoiced when they
learned that the University had won
the title suit for the part of Gibbes'
green near the corner of Bull and Pen
dleton streets, to which the Columbia
Male Academy laid claim.
This was a case' full of interest to
all those connected with the Univer
sity, and was watched from start to
finish. The decision of the Supreme
Court was rendered last Thursday, the
7th, which perpetually- enjoins the
Male Academy of Columbia to lay
any claims to Gibbes' green. This de
cision of the Court pit a quietus to
a case of many months' standing, and
means much for the South Carolina
University at present and in the fu
ture. Although the Columbia Acad
emy laid claim to the land, it was the
opinion of those interested in Carolina
that the courts would (ecide in favor
of the University.
The losing of this piece of valuable
property would have seriously hurt the
University, for it would have broken
up the plans that are now being laid
out by the institution for its growth
in the future. There is a (lemand for 1
new buildings, and every piece of land
that the college owns will be needed.
(Continued on Page Four.)
To the faculty-Rest from your la
To A. C. Moore-Peace and plenty.
To Dr. Wauchope-The euplhuistic
tendencies of transcendentalism. <
To Professor Snowden-Charleston.
To the one man in \Vest Rutledge
and the one in -Pinckney who reads
every article in every issue of The
To R. E. G.-Rest from your stren
To our Readers-A little more pa
tience and self-control.
To Fresh Littlejohn-Another pipe.
To the co-eds.-Short engagements.
To the Freshman Class - MIany
nights of wveariness be multiplied unto
To the Sophomore Class-May y'our v
moments be happy ones ;may your
hours be bright ones, and may 'your <
years be crowvned wvith success.
To the Junior Class-"Standl the r
storm ; it wvon't b)e long ; you will an- e
chor by andl by."
To the Senior Class-May' your last r
(lays be l)eacefull. Ii
.arolina Will Honor Great American
Genius on the Nineteenth.
)ROGRAM FOR THE OCCASION
)r. Wauchope Announces Able Speakers and
Delightful Music-Poe Once a
Resident of This State.
The centennial of the birth of.-I-d
ar Allan Poe, which occasion will be
[anuary 19th, will be fittingly cele
)rated at the University of South Car
The centennial of the greatest gen
us of American letters, who has
nade so important a contribution to
vorld-literature, will be duly observed
it other institutions of our country.
r'his is the first time that such an event
ias been attempted at the University,
m(d Dr. G. A. \Vauchope is going to
nake it a big success.
Poe was at one time a resident of
south Carolina and the scene of one
>f his masterpieces-the Gold Bug
s laid in this State. As a Southern
)oet, the University and the city of
-olumbia will honor themselveA by
oining with other Southern cities in
)aying tribute to the genius of Poe.
The program for the occasion is
)eing made out by Dr. Wauchope.
:hairmain of the committee of arrange
nents, who has succeed(le in obtaining
ome of the best talent of the city to
ake part in the event. The details
)f the celebration are practically com
)lete and the chairman of the commit
cc of arrangements has announced the
)rogram, which will include: A nm
ical rendition by the talented Miss
\lexander, of the College for Women,
)f several of Poe's poems, an( a num
er of -short addresses by distinguished
cholars. Professor D. D. Peele, of
olumlbia College, .has consented to
peak on "Poe; the Mai." Professor
lenry.C. Davis, of the University, will
liscuss Poe's poetry. Professor Leon
rd T. Baker, of the University, will
alk on ",Poe and the Short Story," and
)r. Wauchope, or some other scholar,
vill deliver a short talk on Poe. R. E.
(Continued on Page Three.)
The Joint Assembly elected Messrs.
C. Sheppard and R. E. Gonzales to
,o to Newberry and aid Mr. -1. B.
honias in getting the rules of the
;tate Contest changed.
'Tle friends of Mr. D). h1. Peurifov
re glad to learn that he has been adl
iittedl to the bar. Mr. Peurifoy w~ill
ractice at Walterboro, tyhere every
ne p)redlicts a b)right future for him
1 his chosen p)rofession. It will be
emembheredl that "Peurv'" was the
riginator of the saying, "You are a
reat character," and other more ex
ressive ones. IHe wvas .an - orator of