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Vol. II. UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, COLUMBIA, S. C., FEBRUARY 25, 1909 No. 15
GET TENNIS MEET
Tennis Association Will Make Effort
to Hold Tournament Here.
THE DATE IS YET TO BE SET
Each of the Colleges In South Carolina Will
Send Three Representatives.-Tourna
ment Would Be Big Event.
From what has been. written to the
University concerning the inter-col
legiate tennis meet which is to be held
this spring, it seems as though 'Caro
lina will have the honor of entertain
ing the meet in this city. The Uni
versity of South Carolina will gladly
hold the tournament and will do all
she can to make it a big success.
A Furman man is at the head of the
colleges which carry on the State
tournament each. year. It was thought
by all of the colleges when the last
meet was pulled off in Greenville that
Columbia would be a good place to
play the next time, if Carolina would
consent to entertain the visitors. A
letter was received some time in No
vember by President Davis of the Uni
versity Tennis Association, asking if
the University would fulfill all the re
quirements- for a meet to be held in
Columbia. A reply was made that
Carolina would do all she could to
make the meet a succe?s. However,
nothing came of this fall meet, for
Furman was never heard from again.
Sunday afternoon Mr. Marshal
Moore, of Greenville, who was very
much interested in the collegiate meet
when it first began, was down on the
campus, and talked to a few of the ten
nis men as to the possibility of holding
a spring meet at Carolina. It seems
that Furman had asked Mr. Moore to
look into the matter for them. Of
course, those that talked to the gentle
man from the Mountain City spoke of
the possibility of having the tourna
ment in Columbia, and that the tennis
as4ociation of the college would let
the colleges interested know definitely
about the date of the meet as soon as
a meeting'pf,tbe chvb could'be called.
. This will be a big thing for the Uni
versity if the tennis association can set
-a (late that will be suitable for all the
colleges concerned. There will be rep
resented nearly all the colleges of the
State... Three players will come from
each institution, making about twenty
five or thirty men that the University
will have to care for. The railroad
expenses are paid by the respective
colleges for their players. Only the
expenses wvhile in the city wvill be
-borhe by the tennis association of the
We regret to report that our old
friend and universal roommate, George
Washington, is again engaged in
mending- the conty roads .
Forty Applicants For Positions on
the Baseball Team.
THE SCHEDULE IS VERY HEAVY
The Juniors Meet the Seniors on Friday, and
the Freshmen Battle With the
Sophomores on Saturday.
With bright prospects, Carolina's
baseball season began last week.
Thirty-five or forty men are out on
Davis field every afternoon practicing
for all they are worth.
When seen the early part of the
week, Captain Belser said that he had
three or four good men trying for
every position on the team. Coach
Reid, too, is greatly pleased with the
way the men are showing up.
This year Carolina's schedule is
made up almost entirely of games with
big teams out of the State. A success
ful season will give her a prestige that
she has not hitherto had in inter-col
legiate baseball out of South Carolina.
The schedule has not quite been com
pleted, but will be published in the next
issue of The Gamecock.
The class games will come off the
latter part of this week, the Junior
Senior probably on Friday, and the
Freshman-Sophomore on Saturday.
These dates are not definite.
Below are given a few words on the
baseball reputation of every player who
is trying for the team.
Besides Smith and Wyche, last
year's pitchers, Desportes, Harper,
Roy and Terrell Jones are trying for
the position of tosser. Smith had a very
successful season last year. Wyche,
although somewhat undeveloped last
season, is expected to show up well
this year. Roy Jones has played with
the Columbia Mechanics and Abbe
ville. He 'is a "south-paw," but has
good control. He is recognized as one
of the 1est amateurs in this State. Ter
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Invitations To Be Ordered.
As the first step toward getting
ready for commencement, the Seniors
last- week appointed a committee on
invitations, consisting of Dargan,
Rembert and M. L. Marion. This
committee is enpowered to take orders
for and buy invitations for the coin
German Club Elections.
The German Club met last Saturday
and elected the following officers for
the second term: President, R. M.
Cooper, 'o9, Sumter ; Vice-President,
B. Manning, 'og), Sumter; Secretary,
W. B. Perrin, '11, Abbeville; Treas
urer, Randolph Murdaugh, 'io, Barn
well; Leader, L. W. Smith, 'o9, Spar
The Wofford Five Will Meet the
THE GAME WILL BE VERY CLOSE
Second Inter-Collegiate Basketball Game
Ever Played in Columbia.-Large
The second inter-collegiate basket
ball game ever played in Columbia will
take place next Thursday afternoon on
Davis field betwveen Carolina and Wof
The Wofford basketball five are now
on a trip over the State. While in this
city they will also play the local Y. M.
C. A. From Columbia they go to
Charleston to meet the fives of Charles
ton College and the Y. M. C. A. in
that city. Wofford will also play Fur
man on this trip.
The Spartanburg college is said to
have a very fast and heavy five this
season. They will play Carolina's five
a close game.
About twenty men are trying for
Carolina's basketball team. Capt. J. E.
Vassey is greatly pleased with the way
in which his material, most of which
is raw, has been working out. Mr. J.
H. Brown, an old Charleston College
basketball star, will probably be in the
game next Thursday.
Carolina will have a return game
with Wofford in Sparitanburg on the
25th of March. Our five will go from
Spartanburg to Greenville to meet
Furman's five. A trip is a new thing
for Carolina's basketball men, and it
is to be hoped that this one will be a
The coming game on Thursday
afternoon will be well worth seeing.
Although not as spectacular 'as foot
ball, basketball is just as scientific and,
at times, almost as exciting.
A large crowd is expected from th'e
city, as basketball is something new,
and it is earnestly hoped that the stu
dents will turn out to see the game.
The Faculty Preparing Papers.
A series of volumes is now being
published in Richmond on ."The South
in the Making of the Nation." Among
the articles to be contributed are sev
eral from the members of the faculty
of the University. Prof. Hand is
writing an article on "Secondary Ed
uication in the South." Prof. Baker,
on "Primary .t-.ducation in the South."
Prof. M. H. Moore, dean of the Law
School, will contribute "The Law
Writers of the South." President S.
C. Mitchell is editing one of the vol
Mr. H. B. Poag will reorganize the
University Orchestra in the near fu
Dr. Eliott Will Visit University While
.on Southern Tour.
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION MEETING
President Mitchell Will Be Present and Ad.
dress Alumni.--Hall of House
Has Been Secured.
The University of South Carolina
has had as her guests in the past many
distinguished men. There are those
still within her walls who remember
the words of William Jennings 3ryan,
and of the late Senator Edward W.
Carmack spoken to her undergrad
uates. It will be welcome news, then,
to the students, as well as to our well
wishers in the city, to learn that we
will soon have the pleasure of listen
ing to one of the most distinguished
men of America today, in the person
of Dr. Charles W. Eliot, the retiring
President of Harvard University. The
date of his visit as the guest of the
University is March 19, and the Hall
of the House of Representatives has
been secured for the occasion.
Dr. Eliot has been President of Har
vard for more than a generation, and
the growth and development during
that time of the institution under his
charge is said to be due in no small
degree to his ability as a man and an
educator. He has always tried, how
ever, to keep in touch with all 'sections
of the country, and his present trip is
planned, according to The Harvard
Bulletin, "to meet the Harvard Clubs
and Harvard men in the various cities,
to observe the organization and meth
ods of some of the leading universities
and colleges, to study the educational,
industrial and civic conditions in that
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President Moore Honored.
'resident A. C. Moore was elected
a fellow in the American Academy for
the Advancement of Science at a re
cent meeting of. the organization in
President Moore has been a member
of the Academy for several years. The
Academy is a clearing house for all
the scientific discoveries in America.
It is composed of departments, devoted
to the different sciences, and of vari
ous affiliated societies. It is a very
large organization and practically
every American scientist of note is a
The organ of the Academy is the
"Journal of Science," which publica
tion is taken by the library.
Any scientist may become a member
of the A'ademy, but fellowships are
not often bestowed and are the highest
reward of merit that the Academy can
President Moore received his fel
lowship in the Departent of Bilogy.