About The gamecock. (Columbia, S.C.) 1908-2006 | View This Issue
Thomas G. McLeod, lieutenant
governor of South Carolina, was born
-. December 17, 1869, at Lynchburg.
: His father was Capt. W. J. McLeod,
C9 who served during the War of Seces
C sion as captain of Company E, Sixth
South Carolina .Regiment, and was a
12 prominent planter and merchant of
z Lynchburg. His mother was Amanda
. Rogers, of Bishopville. In'December,
c4 1902, Licutenant-Governor McLeod
V1' married Miss Elizabeth Alford, of
He was educated in the public
schools of Lynchburg and at Wofford
College, at which he graduated in
1892. He then taught school for two
years, and then on account of his
father's failing health took charge of
his entire business, which he managed
with success until he began the prac
tice of law. During this time he stud
ied law under Judge Purdy and at the
summer law school of the University
of Virginia, being admitted to the bar
CONSOLIDATION OF THE
NORMALS AND ACADEMICS
The Old Pequirements Much Lower Than
Those of The Present.
In 1903, forty-one scholarships for
men teachers were established at the
University of South Carolina by an
Act of the General Assembly. These
scholarships provided for remission of
the tuition and matriculation fees of
the holders, and, in addition, were
worth $40. In 19o6, the value of the
scholarships was wisely raised to $io0.
The normal or teachers' course,
which the holders of these scholarships
took, differed greatly from the old
established academic course. In the
first place, it covered only three years,
and led, not to the degree of Bachelor
of Arts or Sciences, but to that of Li
centiate of Instruction. Besides, the
entrance requirentents for this teachers'
course were much lower than those
for the regular acadsmic course. Con
sequently, under the existing differ
ences, when the first class of scholar
ship men entered the U niversity in
IS G. McLEO1.
in 1896, but lie did not enter active
service until Lee County was estab
In 1900 he was elected to the Leg
islature from Sumter County and after
serving one term was elected Lee
County's first senator, on the forma
tion of that county in 1902. .
On the establishment of Lee County
lie moved to Bishopville and began the
practice of law and is at the present
time a member of the firm of McLeod
& Dennis. During his term as senator
he was a member of three important
committees-finance, agriculture, and
commerce and .manufactures-being
chairman of the last-named committee.
In the summer of 1906 lie entered
the Democratic primary as a candidate
for lieutenant-governor and had the
honor of being elected without opposi
tion. In 1908 he was again elected
without opposition and enters upon his
second term as president of the Sen
1904, they organized their class sel)a
rate from that of the academic fresh
men, who came -in the same year. The
other-normal classes followed suit and,
tl*ee years after the scholarships were
established, there were nine separate
and distinct classes at the University:
three normal, four academic, and two
It is useless to deny that there was
more or less friction between the six
old classes and the three new ones.
The academics and normals were uin
der different professors and had no
class work in common. Hence, they
did not have much opportunity to
meet and mingle with each other. This
naturally led to misunderstandings for
which both parties were more or less
But this year the whole state of af
fairs has been changed. The normal
course was lengthened to four years
and made to lead to the degree of
Bachelor of Arts, just as the academic
course does. The entrance require
ments for the teachers' department
were also made equal to those, of the
regunlar acadlemic department and the
two courses made exactly alike in
other ways. As the differences be
tween the courses had been eliminated,
and there was now no reason why the
classes should remain separate, the
normals and acadenics mutually
agreed to unite. Accordingly, the
third year normal class joined the
third year academic, the second year
normals the second year academics,
and the first year normals the first
The impression had gotten abroad
over the State that the normals and
academics dkI not pull together, an(
consequently many able men hesitated
about applying for scholarships. Now.
that the two departments are united,
no man need hold back on this score,
and the applicants for the valuable
scholarships will next year be more
numerous than ever.
After this session, there will be only
six classes at the University: two law,
and four academic. The men have
been brought into closer touch with
one another and the University is
bound to feel the beneficial results of
An oyster supper will be tendered
the Legislature at the Steward's Hall,
Thursday night, by the University
spenker of the Hou~
Richard Smith Whaley, although a
young main, has madle remarkable
p)rogress. He is a member of the dhis
tinguished Charleston family of that
name and received his primary edu
cation in that city. Afterwvards in
1890 he attended the Episcopal 1-igh
School in Alexandria, Va., and in 1893
entered the University of Virginia.
The degree of B. L. wvas conferred
upon him by that institution in 1896,
and he was admitted to practice in the
courts of Virginia and South Carolina
the same year. For a while h3e praic
ticed his profession in the clty.of his
birth and in 1899 wvas admitted to the
firm composed of thg late George M.
Trenholm. R. Goodwin Rhett and
The last meeting of the Clariosophic
Society until after examinations was
held last Saturday evening at the reg
ular time. As it was the night for the
election of officers, the regular pro
gram was postponed.
Before going into the election a
joint meeting was called for in order
to elect the Editor-in-Chief of the
Gamecock for the next term. A. D.
Oliphant was elected to this office.
After the-jdint meeting the follow
ing men were elected:
T. C. Callison, 'o9, president.
M. L. Marion, '09, vice-president.
I. N. Edwards, '10, secretary.
J. I. Humphrey, '09, treasurer.
C. N. Sapp, '09, critic.
M. M. Rector, '10, sergeant-at-arms.
E. N. Carns, 'ii, recorder.
W. S. Hutchinson, 'o9, librarian.
For the preliminary to the State Or
atorical Contest the following mar
shals were elected: C. Page and M.
For the Southern Oratorical Con
test, J. C. Massey and F. McMillan
were elected marshals.
After all the business of the meeting
was completed, the society was de
clared adjourned, by President Allen.
D S. WHALEY
ic of Recpreseintatie.
William C. Miller, the firm name being
Trenhohn, Miller, Rhett & \Vhaley.
In 1902 the firm was dissolved by the
death of Mr. Trenholm andl the retire
ment of Mr. Rhett from the b)ar. From
that time until the present Mr. Whaley
has continued to practice lawv in
Charleston under the firm name of
Miller & Whaley.
Mr. Whaley was elected a member
of the House from Charleston County
in 19oo and was chairman of the Ju
diciary Committee for four years.
Among Columbians Mr. Whaley
wvill be remembered as a great friend
and participant in athletics, in 1896
being coach at the University of South