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A STUDENT SECRETARY
FOR THE UNIVERSITY
(Continued froin page One.)
a Secretary from a religious stand
But it is customary for the Secre
tary to enter all phases of college life.
He is especially useful in athletics, and
it is the purpose of the leaders of this
movement to secure the services of a
man who has taken some part in athlet
To show the efficiency of the Stu
dent-Secretarv w%ork, we will take
Clemson College, in our own State.
Before a Secretary was employed at
that place, there was only one hundred
men in the Association, and one hun
dred and fifty men in 13ible study.
After three years under the Secretarv
there were last year three hundred
men in the Association, and four hun
dred and fifty men in Bible study.
Does this not mean something to an
institution and to the men who have
lived there five years of their life?
Also, at the University of North Caro
lina, before a Secretary was sectired
the work was weak and inefficient.
At present, however, under the leader
ship of a Secretary, there are three
hundred men in lible study, the Asso
ciation meetings are attended by large
crowds of students, many stuidents are
assisted in making their w%ay througi
college, and the Association as a moral
factor in college life is decidedly
This movement began three years
ago. Last year a determined effort
was made, but failed because a little
too much was taken for granted. The
students raised $400 and asked for
$6oo from the Legislature. But, so
strong is the movement this year, that
the students have secured $5oo, and
will ask the Legislature for $5oc,
against $6oo last year.
Some may object to State aid for
the religious advancement of a school.
But if the State gives money for the
buildings, grounds, etc., of a State
school, why should it not give the
money for the far more important
thing, the moral and religious develop
ment of the men who are to be the
makers of its laws and the moulders
of its public sentiment ?
If a university is thoroughly
e(uipped for literary and physical
training, should it not be equipped for
teaching the higher things of life-?
Now, abouit the cost. A good Sec
retary will cost $1,o0. The faculty and
students have raised $5oo, and will ask
the Legislaturc to give us the other
necessary $5oo. We have (cle our
b)est, and it now hinges upon01 the Rep
resentatives to take (lie step so impor
tant inl its nmeaninig (o the Uiviersity.
Tn six of the \Vestern institutions
the Secretary is sup~portedl enitirely by
the State. The State of Louisiana
gives $500 for the Secretary of the
Universi-y i that State. Mississippi
gives $66o to (lhe University. Arkan
sas gives $600 aninually for (lie Secre
tary of thie. Uiversity of A rkansas.
More examp)les could be giveni, showv
ig that State aid for the religious ac
tivity 'of a State school is no new
thling. Ini our owvn State, the trustees
give toward thle Secretary of Clemson
'College; $500 of the amount appropri
ated by the Legislature for pIrosecuit
inig the affairs of that college: So we
have a case in point right here in the
All anxious for the welfare of this
University, students, faculty, and
alumni, join in the hope that the Leg
islature will give us the $500 asked,
and recommended by the Governor,
thus hastening the day when we will
have a great central school, training
the sons of the State in public spirit
and private character, fulfilling the
mission of a university: universal de
velopient. J. C. S., Jr.
POE CENTENARY AT UNIVERSITY
(Continued from Page One.)
ter, sent by. Dr. Charles 'W. Kent, of
the' University of. Virginia:
"The University of Virginia con
gratulates the University of South
Carolina on its celebration of tlic Poe
centenary. May the land that created
heroes never forget them."
The following beautiful original
sonnet "To Edgar Allan Poe," was
then read by Mr. Robert E. Gonzales:
Somewhere, in violet vales no man
Bright armored angels guard the
grave of one
New-buried, vet with isis-flowers
o ergrown ;
And through tile gray of gloaming and
Mf noon sad-visaged shadows wander
And pilgrims from the radiant Uhla
leyond tile peaks of purple, to that
Come ceaselessly, to do thee homage,
Thy voice, across the tideless sea of
Yet lingers, nor a more melodious
Sounds Israfeli's lute by heavenly
Th'an thine, evangelist, whose heart
Promethean yearnings and thy God
0 mortal dreamer of immortal
The programA was as follows:
Address of Welcome-Acting Presi
dent Andrew C. Moore. University
of iouth Carolina.
Address, "The Centenary of Poe"
Dr. George A. Wauchope, Univer
sity of South Carolina.
Music, "To One in Paradise"-Miss
Lucile E. Alexander, Columbia Col
Address, "Edgar Allan Poe; The
Man"-Prof. D. D. Peele, Columbia
Reading, "Original Elegy"--Mr. Rob
ert E. Gonzales, University of South
Music, "A Dream Within a Dream,"
Miss Lucile E. Alexander, College
Addlress, "Poe as Poet"-Prof. H-enry
C. Davis, University of South Caro
Reading, "The Raven"-Mrs. Ada H-.
Pillsbury, College for Women.
Music, "Annabel Lee"-Miss Lulcile
E. Alexander, College for Women.
Address, "Poe and the Short Stor"
Prof. Leonard T. Baker, University
of South Carolinna.
PLANS FOR GROWiH
OF TIRE UNIVERSITY
(Continuo.d from page One.)'
and equipped it will. attract students
from all ovWtHe South.
When the trustees of the newly-es
tablished'South Carolina College were
preparing the plans of the buildings
that were'first used in 1805, they were
of the opinion that accommodations for
one hundred students would he sufli
ciet, So they contracted for the erec
tion of the two buildings now known
as Rutledge and DeSaussure Colleges.
By i8M6 two professors' houses were
erected, and a Steward's Hall and li
brary were built upon the campus.
With these buildings the College had
sufficieit room for all purposes
until IIon. R. V. Barnwell
became president in 1835. The South
Carolina College now entered on the
second pliase of its existence. Three
students had to be lodged in each
room, which the trustees wisely saw
was not conducive to 9tudy, and so the
General Assembly appropriated money
for the buildings that bear the names
of Elliott, Harper, Pinckney, and Le
gare. Thee. was now room on the
caiptis for two hundred students.
The last dormitory was l,uilt just sixty
years ago. For several years the con
ditions had been prevailing that about
1840 compelled the erection of more
dormitories. The plan of the dormito
ries of the Uiiiversity is a most admir
able one-a large room for a study.
with two small rooms for separate bed
rooms, running through the building,
and so having plenty of air and light ;
but they were meant for two students,
and not for three. Besides, three men
cannot have the requisite quiet . for
study. Such is the dormitory question
at the present time.
The University authorities are build
ing for the future of an institution
that belongs to the State, long the
pride anl boast of the State, to which
she will in after years point as the
equal of any. This will come about
slowly and at the least cost.
THE Y. M. C. A.
On next Sunday afterinoon at 3:15
Dr. Henry% Sweets, of Louisville, Ky.,
wil! address the Y. M. C. A. on "The
Ministry as a Calling." Dr. Sweets
is the E-ducational Secretary of the
Presbytei ian Church. He is a very
attractive speaker, and it is indeed for
tunate for the Association that it can
have him speak. Let there be a full
At the regular meeting last Sun
dlay Dr. Twitchell gave the second lec
ture of the "Science and R'eligion" se
ries, wdhich lie is dlelivering once a
month through the year. His subject
this time wvas : "Non-Biblical Reasons
for Belief in God." These lectures
are full of thought.
PLAY AT COLLE4
"The Cricket o:
WILL BE GIVEN BY
Friday Night, Janua
BETTER MEN TEACHERS NEEDED
The Mission of the Department. The De.
partment of Education.
The Department of Education is de
signed to mect - a real, definite, and
pressing need-the need for more and
This dearth is recognized by the in
formed as nothing short of disastrous.
In South Carolina it has now reached
an acute stage. Men have been indis
pensable in the schools always, but
never has the cry been so urgent as to
(lay. The multiplication of graded
schools calls for, more superintendents
and principals. The high school move
ment, so phenomenal in its promise,
must suffer a severe check unless well
equipped men can be obtained'in much
larger numbers. The growing ten
dency to require expert supervision for
the couitiek will soon swell this de
mand still further.
Here, then, is the mission of this
The guiding principles which it
adopted are those that are now win
ning the acceptance of the educational
leaders of the nation. It has been
learned from the meritorious experi
ence of many generations that mere
scholarship in a teacher is wholly un
satisfactory without professional skill.
A shorter .but equally decisive expe
rience has shown the futility of mere
professional training without the solid
basis of broad scholarship. From the
first, the teachers': curriculum has
aimed at combining the two qualifica
tions. The course in Pedagogy. is
meant to open the student's eyes to the
recent immense progress in the science
of education, and to give some skill
in usiug the tools which that science
has made to his hand. At the same
time, the curriculum, as a whole, is in
tended to be equal in severity, in cul
ture, and in breadth to any other in the
institution. And this is exactly the
conclusion toward which the best edu
cational thinking of our (lay is mov
What of results? The answer to
this question must be left to others.
Suffice it to say that the State is dot
ted with young men of devotion, zeal,
and broid umlerstanding, climbing
surely toward places of leadership and
These men are found in schools of
all kinds, from the backwoods district
to the University.
It is a striking fact, just now, that
those leaders who by brain or' pirse
are getting things (lone in the wvar for
education, are turning their attention
to the State Universities in their De
p)artments of Education.
The friends of Mr. B. S. Beverley
are glad to knowv that lhe is improving,
andl that he will be out soon.
3E FOR WOMEN
n The Hearth"
THE SENIOR CLASS
ry 22d, at 8 O'clock