The Gamecock (Columbia, S.C.)

The gamecock. (Columbia, S.C.) 1908-2006, January 21, 1909, Page 2, Image 2

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Pres. S. C. Mitchell S. C. MITCHELL, President of University of S. C. Samuel Chiles Mitchell, Ph.D., LL.D., D. D., president-elect of the University, was born at Coffeeville, Miss., December 24, 1864. He was graduated from Georgetown College in x888, and subsequently took post graduate course at the University of Virginia and Chicago' University. He comes to South Carolina, the home State of his father and mother, with a chorus of commendation and approval. Richmond College surrenders him under protest, and Brown University, R. I., reluctantly parts with its bril liant lecturer in history. The marked characteristics of the University's new president are his en ergy, sympathy, and hopefulness. His energy seems almost boundless and he shows a wonderful capacity for hard work. Since his election to the presi dency he has been in the State barely six weeks, yet within that short time he has become personally acquainted with many of our State's citizens. Al ready he has manifested a marvelous comprehension of conditions as they are. To this grasp of the conditions, add his whole-souled sympathy and his hopefulness and the outlook for the University is a bright one. He is truly a man of all the people, and will labor to serve all the people. New Staff of The Gamecock. At a joint meeting of the Clario sophic and the Euphradian literary so cieties, A. D. Oliphant, 'io, Union, was elected Editor-in-Chief of the Game cock for the ensuing term, which be gins the first week after examinations. The assistants are: Euphradian B. J. White and J. H. Brown. Clario sophics-C. N. Sapp, J. A. Marion and T. K. Vassey. The old staff wvishes the newly elected officers much success in their work with the weekly paper, The Cricket on the Hearth. The many friends of the College for Women will be glad to learn that the Senior Glass of that' institution will on Friday night next give a beautiful ren dition of "The Cricket on the Hearth," beginning at eight o'clock. The Pickens street entrance will be use'd, and the beautiful lanes -through the shrubbery will be illumined to al low of easy. passage to the large audi -torium. Those who have seen any of these plays know what to expect, and those who have not, may know that there is a treat in store for them. An Oyster Supper to the General Assembly. The Faculty and Trustees of the Uni versity of South Carolina will give an oyster supper to the General Assembly at Steward's Hall this evening at 8:30 o'clock. No program has been made out for the occasion, but short talks will be made by some of those present. This will be the first time that the University has had the pleasure of en tertaining the General Assembly, and everything will be done which is neces sary to make the supper pleasant and enjoyable. Only the Faculty, Trus tees and the Legislature will be present The following invitation has been sent out to the members of the General Assembly: The Trustees and Faculty I of the University of South Carolina invite you to be present at an Oyster Supper tendered to the General Assembly at the Steward's Hall Thursday, January twenty-first at eight-thirty p. m. GOVERNOR Md MARTIN .. A Martin Frederick Ansel today en ters upon his secondl term as Governor of South Carolina. It wvould be a waste of wvords and of space to tell the people of this State, and especially its law-makers, whence he came and who he is. Fewv men so thoroughly represent the wvhole State; born in Charleston, in sight of the "battle ments of the Battery," in December, 1850; at the age of four, his parents moved to Walhalla in the very shadow of the Blue 'Ridge 1Mountains, the sparkling White Water, and within sight of Stump House Mountain. HeI went about as far as he could from the sea without eaving outh arinans. Carolina Men in State Senate and House of Representatives. Senate.-G. W. Croft, Aiken; S. J. Summers, Calooh; G. K. Laney, Chesterfield; Nsthan S. Gibson, Flor ence; T. Y. Williams, Lancaster; J. R. Earle, Oconee; F. H. Weston, Rich land; J. H. Clifton, Sumter; W. L. Bass, Williamsburg. House.-E. Marion Rucker, Ander son; C. W. Garris, Bamberg; Dr. A. B. Patterson, Barnwell; A. C. Tobias, Charleston; F. M. Bryan, Charleston; G. Wells Vaughan, Chesterfield; L. E. Carrigan, Darlington; M. P. Wells, Edgefield; Hartwell M. Ayer, Flor ence; Dr. Olin Sawyer, Georgetcwn; W. H. Nicholson, Greenwood; -L. M. Singleton, Horry; J. D. Sullivan, Laurens; R. P. Hamer, Jr., L. M. Gasque, Marion; D. D. McColl, Jr., Marlboro; J. J. McMahan, Edwin G. Seibels, Richland; Dr. George W. Dick, Sumter; J. Gordon Hughes, Union; W. B. Wilson, Jr., York. It will be seen from the above list that there are nine alumni of the Uni versity in the Eeiate, out of a total membership of 42. In the House there are 21 alumni of the institution, out of a total num ber of 124. IRTIV F. ANSEL NSIL, Governor. "sacred soil." 1His distinguished ca reer at the bar; his public spirit as a citizen, andl his stainless Christian life are known by all. Circumstances made it impossible for him to enter college, yet higher education has no wvarmer or stronger advocate; like An drew Carnegie and Abraham Lincoln and Ben Tillman, he has become great in spite of not having a collegiate edu cation. From the time of William TIaylor, March, 1670, our first Gov ernor, down to our own day, Governor Ansel is the first man of part German blood to fill the highest office within* the gift of the people of South Caro lina. Act'g-Pres. Moore A. C. MOORE, Acting President of University of S. C. The thirty or more South Carolina collegians in the Legislature need no introduction to Andrew Charles Moore, acting President of the Univer sity. The friendship of early boyhood days sometimes survives the "teens" some old boys have even married their first sweethearts- the friendship of schoolboy days sometimes lasts as. long as life; but, the closest, the most en during friendships of all are those nade and cemented within college walls> and the collegian who does not recall lovingly "the brave days when I was twenty-ont.," is a pretty poor specimen of the genus homo. This is one of the pre-en;inent %dvantages of a centrally located State University; which so often in the past was a potent factor in welding the men of the sea board and the middle country and the Piedmont into a homogeneous political body, "one for all and all for one I" Those legislators who were not col lege mates of Prof. A. C. Moore, a graduate with honors in the class of 1887, have heard of him from those fellows who were. The promise of his youth has been more than fulfilled. He early made a reputation as an edu cator as principal for eight years of the high school at Birmingham, Ala. In 1898 he won a fellowship, over many competitors, at the University of Chicago, making special study of bot any, and perfecting himself in the French and German languages. His career as a teacher of Natural Science at the University of South Carolina has been distinguished, and pending the assumption of the presidency by Dr. Mitchell, he is conducting the af fairs of his alma mater with great suc cess and to the entire satisfaction of the alumni and student body. Mr. P. M. McMillan, law, 'o6, was on the campus. He is practicing law in the City by the Sea. B. R. Heyward, who was at the college last year, spent some time on the campus last week.. The boys wvere sorry to learn that Perrin had withdrawn from college. ** * At a meeting of the Athletic Associ ation, F. G. Cain was elected treasurer. The friends of Messrs. Baldwin, Carwvile, and P. K. McNair will be glad to hear of their return to the University.