The Gamecock (Columbia, S.C.)

The gamecock. (Columbia, S.C.) 1908-2006, February 25, 1909, Image 1

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THE GAMECOCK Vol. II. UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, COLUMBIA, S. C., FEBRUARY 25, 1909 No. 15 UNIVERSITY MAY 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 University. We regret to report that our old friend and universal roommate, George Washington, is again engaged in mending- the conty roads . CAROLINA'S BASEBALL PROSPECTS ROSY 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 (CONTINUED ON PAGE THREE) 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 mencement exercises. 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 tanburg. BASKETBALL GAME NEXT THURSDAY The Wofford Five Will Meet the Carolina Five. THE GAME WILL BE VERY CLOSE Second Inter-Collegiate Basketball Game Ever Played in Columbia.-Large Crowd Expected. The second inter-collegiate basket ball game ever played in Columbia will take place next Thursday afternoon on Davis field betwveen Carolina and Wof ford. 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 GAMECOCK-FOUR for Carolina's basketball men, and it is to be hoped that this one will be a success. 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 uimes. Mr. H. B. Poag will reorganize the University Orchestra in the near fu ture. HARVARD'S PRESIDENT CAROLINA'S GUEST 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 (CONTINUED ON PAGE THREE) 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 Baltimore. 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 member. 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 give. President Moore received his fel lowship in the Departent of Bilogy.