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Y. M. C. A.
COLUMBIA, S. U., JANUARY 14, 1909.
The Legislature is now in session
and it is to them that we have to look
for support. Let's show them what
kind of men are at the University, and
how the college is pushing to the
front. Then, they will possibly lend
us a helping hand in our 'Work. The
demands of our institution are many
and financial support is needed to ful
How about a bill for fraternities?
We are in a bad row of stumps now.
There could hardily be %any worse
effect brought about among the stu
dents as a whole than there is at
What is college spirit? It is hard
to describe because there has been
such a grade of it at Carolina for
the past two years that we don't know
what it is.
At the beginning of each new year
many new resolutions are made. This
is especially so with the student. The
resolutions always prove beneficial if
properly carried out, but how seldom
do we live up to our resolves. If we
we would plan a few things and put
them into effect, it would be far bet
ter than to attempt many with no
Resohitions to some people are a
farce, and this is very often true.
Just do what is best for you and from
which you derive some benefit. Don't
work today and lay off tomotrow, but
stick at what you do steady, and re
ward is bound to follow. He who
waits will be rewvarded, and, above all,
don't expect too much for your efforts.
Reward is slow, but sure, and wvhen it
comes it is appreciated.
You have all heard addresses and
face to face talks by men of ability
and experience andl every man can
pr-ofit by advice. You see your mis
takes, and if you wvill, can better your
self by them. Mistakes often prove
advantageous. The biggest mistake
the average "college boy makes is a
failure to apply himself at the proper
time. This applies especially to
-classes, for knowledge is what we are
seeking after when we go to college.
Full warning has already been given
* you by this time* of the terrihie-earth
quake which never fails to occur on
the first of February or near that
date. You who have had the pleas
tire of being with Dr. C. W. Bain are
well aware that there will be wailing
and gnashing of teeth; many shall be
called, but few will be chosen. Be
wise and prepare yourself, especially
your brains. There is no excuse to
make after you have busted. With
hard study you can master the situa
tion, and this is the only requirement.
Sympathy is a strangtr from the first
to the twelfth of February. Don't
rey on the old saying: "If your books
interfere with your regular college
course, cut out your books." It is bet
ter to use it vice versa and cut out
college life (I mean by this, high life).
Make good in your classes, boys.
After you have put the professors to
the bad on examinations, then let's get
together, revive something that has
been dead, "college spirit." Try the
plan adopted by the baseball fans of
Columbia: Work together for the in
terest of the University. You can buy
spirits in bottles, but we are not after
this kind; we want the kind money
cannot buy, Each student's help is
needed, but the result is brought about
by the concentration of all. By
concent.ration, I do not mean pull
ing together for one special oc
casion, but for each one to have
the interest of the University at
heart and not to have in view the
clique or crowd to which lie belongs.
From these little cliques, composed of
a few students, much dissatisfaction is
brought about among the rest of the
student body. Those outside of the
clubs are merely side issues in college
affairs in the eyes of the clique mem
bers. Frequently the students are crit
icized for lack of interest in affairs on
certain occasions, but they are not to
be blamed for the stand they take.
For things to be carried on at the in
stitution as they should be a change
is absolutely necessary and should be
made at once.
For the first time in all these nine
long years there was no music by the
Glee Club at the Roddey Medal De
bate. Why have we no Glee Club this
year? We have more men with musi
cal talent this year than we have ever
had before. We ought to have a splen
did orchestra, and even a band. There
are at least fifteen men who play well
and also many who would like to
learn. We have three violinists, three
pianists, two cornetists, one drummer,
and several others. How is this for
good material? All we have to do is
to get together, organize and launch
forth the movement.
Everyone knows how much good
a band does at a football or baseball
game. It is practically indispensable.
It cheers the players and makes them
feel like playing hard. It makes the
rooters wvake uip and get lively; makes
them exercise their rooting abilities.
We are all proud to have good music
at our society contests, for it reflects
credit on the University.
We all want a band to lead our pro
cessions whenever we celebrate our
victories; in other words, we alwvays
need a band.
Everybody will support the band, if
it is only organized. The Athletic
Association will do their p)art, the So
cieties will come up with theirs and
we are certain that the students will
"go down in their jeans."
So let's get togethei and wake up
all these sleepy musicians and get
them to play together in a band instead
of scattering all over the campus and
keeping everybody awake .by tooting
their horns in the vee small hours of
the morn. Talk this up, and let's have
a good band to grace our contests and
games next year.
The advisory board of the Jniver
sity recomnended to R. M. Cooper,
manager of the football team of 1909,
to arrange games with institutions of
This is a good movement and will
advertise the institution as nothing
else can. A college that puts out fast
athletic teams becomes widely known
all over the country, and it also in
duces many boys to attend. Carolina
is forcing her way to the front rapidly
and in a few more years her place as
one of the best universities of the
South will be well established. Her
literary standard is being raised each
year and more is required of her stu
dents. Her stand in athletics has been
watched with interest by many, and
if the college puts up 'hard fights
against her opponents in the future,
it will mean much f(r her, even if she
is not successful at first.
If the University expects to be
classed with large universities she has
got to cope with them not only in
literary standing, but also in other
lines. The big trip that the baseball
team has in store for the season of
1909 is something that has never been
attempted before, and will be an ad
vertisement for Carolina such as she
has never had before.
The exercises of last Saturday even
ing were about up to the usual stand
ard, and all the members seemed to
enjoy the selections very much. The
readers and declaimers who were pres
ent were all well prepared and had
used much discretion in selecting their
There was a joint session of the So
cieties last Saturday evening, at which
meeting Messrs. J. C. Sheppard, Jr.,
and R. E. Gonzales were elected to go
to the meeting of the Executive Con
mittee of the State Oratorical Contest,
in order to try and have it arranged
that the merit of the speeches of the
contestants be decided at the same
time that the speech is delivered. This
will be a great thing if our men can
get it through, for it has often hap
pened that the merit of the speech has
been the cause of the loss of the medal.
We have every confidence in our rep
resentatives, and we feel sure that they
wvill do their best for their societies.
The debate for the evening was won
by the affirmative, represented by
Miessrs. J. H. Cooper and W. H.
We are all very sorry to learn that
Messrs. R. M. Jeffries, Joe Crouch
and Ira B. Gardner have withdrawn
from college. Joe was a mighty man.
Had a quiick temper in a football game.
Had George Topshe "skunt" in pool,
We hope the big lad from the sticks
will be back next year to play football.
We need the small boy who wears a
As He Sees Himself.
Upon the campus he came,
About the last of September,
His importance to proclaim
So that we could remember.
Strutting like a cock, he came,
With all the nerve he had.
But now can he hardly name
A one who looked very sad.
A circus was lie for Seniors
The Sophomores' vaudeville
While most of the Juniors
Considered him a pill.
He knew it all by heart
When any subject rose
All knowledge could he impart
'Pon this, and that, and those.
But now himself he sees
As others then saw him.
Now doth his honor please
To bask in limelight dim.
All this is meant to show,
(As well as can be shown)
How disgusting is his blow,
How for it Fresh does atone.
W. S. B.
THE Y. M. C. A.
At our last regular meeting before the
holidays, Dr. Mitchell, our new presi
dent, addressed us, his subject being
"Jesus as a Teacher." The meeting
was held in the college chapel and was
well attended. It is clear to all that
in Dr. Mitchell we have a friend in
deed. We feel that he will ever be
ready to help us and advise us in
our association work, and, indeed, in
any phase of our student life.
On next Sunday afternoon, January
17th, Dr. Twitchell will give us his
second lecture on "Science and Re
ligion." We hope to have a full at
tendance. Fellows, it is certainly
worth your while.
The Secretary Fund is steadily
growing. President Sheppard said to
day that if we could raise $500, he
thought the Legislature would readily
grant the other $500, since Clemson
has been receiving this amount each
year for its secretary. Let us do our
best to make our subscription reach
$5oo by the end of this week.
The Fellers hear a Rich Officer ask
the Page whom lie Hiers if he is the
Wright kind of Bowman, Orr if he can
Gage his Botts so as to hit the Buie
which is floating in the Ashley river.
"Gee," replied the Page, "I can hit
the great Bel-ser in the top of the
Buie, but it wvould be a great Hazard.
Somebody wvanted to know what was
in the bottom of the "box" Governor
Ansel handed to I. F. Belser at the
Roddey medal contest. Belser can tell
you it was all bottom. Jim Hammond
is the man to ask where the medal is.
It's a good thing that many people did
not ask to see the medal.
Robert!I oh, Robert.
Got a joke tp tell you.