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Vol. II. UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, COLUMBIA, S. C., MARCH 4, 1909 No. 16
The Gold and Black a Little Too
Fast for the Garnet and Black.
A FAST BASKETBALL GAME
The Play Was Very Exciting at Times.
Carolina's Hard Luck Stood by Her
All Through the Game.
A basketball five from Wofford Col
lege came out on the Athletic Field
last Thursday and carried off a victory
by 21 points over Carolina's 13. The
score is not a one-sided one for bas
ketball, and despite the extra eight
points, the game was full of exciting
moments, and the play was very fast
at times. It was unfortunate that one
corner of the field was covered with
grass. It soon became slippery, with
the result that play in that quarter was
extremely rough towards the end.
At the end of the first half it seemed
that the teams were about evenly
matched. Wofford had caged the ball
four times from the field and had
dropped three fouls out of four. On
the other hand, Carolina had put the
cover on for three field goals and had
taken two out of five foul chances.
The score was i1 to 8 for Wofford,
and Carolina had lost some very close
calls at the basket.
The second half was characterized
by close playing. Every man was for
himself and team work was almost en
tirely lacking. Basketball is an open
game and team work is an essential.
When the men bunch and leave their
respective portions of the field, the
game becomes rough and tumble and
the spectator loses all enjoyment in it.
The teams should work as two wholes
against each other, and then the play
goes like clock work and is as interest
ing to watch as the workings of a
well-oiled machine. When the men
bunch, fouls are made, and the play is
clogged. It was so in the second half
of the Wofford-Carolina game. In
this half Wofford got five goals from
the field, and out of six foul chances,
failed to cage the ball once. Carolina
took two field goals and one foul out
of five chances. The score was ro to
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Judges for Preliminary Contest.
A resolution was passed by the Joint
Assembly last Saturday night which
provided that the judges for the S. C.
I. 0. A. preliminary contest, which is
to be held early in this month, might
be selected from any part of the State,
if the contestants sawv fit. The two
societies will pay the expenses of the
judges to and from Columbia and the
faculty will be asked to entertain them
while on the camnpus.
A tentative list of judges, some of
whom reside out of Columbia, has
been prepared, but the judges have not
been finally selected1.
HALL OF SCIENCE
Appropriation For New Building
Passed thi Senate Last Friday.
OUTLINE OF ARCHITECT'S PLANS
Hard Fight in the Senate on Carolina's
Appropriation, But Measure Passed
House By Large Majority.
The bill providing for an appropri
ation of $2o,ooo for a new building
passed the Senate last Friday night, it
having previously passed the House;
so this building is now assured. It is
understood that this is to be a $4o,ooo
building, the remaining $20,ooo for it
to be appropriated at the next session
of the Legislature.
'This appropriation comes to supply
the long-felt want for an adequate
science building at the Ukiiversity.
The present Science Hall is a make
shift at best. In the first place, it
was not intended for classrooms; the
original purpose of it was for a chap
el. The heating arrangements in it
are very poor, the classrooms are all
badly lighted. In addition, the three
departments located in this building
are very much crowded, the rooms are
small and the laboratories are inade
When this new building is con
structed, all of the old Science Hall
will be turned into a gymnas.um, and
furnished with all necessary appar
The new building is to be built espe
cially for the departments of Biology
and Chemistry, and is to consist of
classrooms and laboratories fitted up
with up-to-date paraphernalia for
The location of the new Science
Hall will be on the green, facing Pen
dleton street and directly opposite the
Administration Building which is now
The plans of the University's archi
tect also call for two other buildings
along this street, and in a line with
the new Science Building. It is in
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The Aesculajrian Society, which is
composed of ten future doctors of
medicine who are now students of the
University, met and organized last
The society has been in existence
since early in the year, but organiza
tion was dlelayed until the present
time. The officers elected last Satur
(day were as followvs: President, Geo.
Benet, 'To; vice-president, R. E. Sei
bels, '10; secretary and treasurer, W.
B. Klugh, '1o.
The other members of the society
are: W. P. Gee, B. C. Trippett. V. C.
Parrott, L. W. Blake, F. G. Cain, C.
E. Danner, R. M. Laird and A. D.
YET TO BE WON
Awards are to Be Made Between
March and June.
LIST OF THE VARIOUS PRIZES
The Annual Story Prize, the Carolinian Prizes,
the Gamecock Prize and Any
Others Will Be Given.
There are many prizes and medals
that may be won by the students of
the University of South Carolina, and
although the session is now well ad
vanced, the great majority of these are
still to be awarded.
In the first place the societies each
offer a medal for the best debater and
the best declaimer among their mem
bers. These medals are highly rized,
as there are usually a number of con
testants for them. These intra-society
contests will probably be held within
the hext six weeks.
The Carolinian staff offers three
medals, valued at $io each, for the
best poem,. story and essay published
in;,LAe magazine during the year. The
Garnet and Black staff also offers a
medal worth $io for the best sketch
or poem or short story published in the
annual for the current year. These
prizes are offered for the purpose of
encouraging students to write for the
college publications. They are all
presented to the successful contestants
at the celebration of the two societies
The late Philo Sherman Bennett, of
New Haven, left a certain sum of
money to the University, the interest
of which was to be devoted each year
to the purchase of a medal given for
the best essay on "The Principles of
Free Government." This medal is
worth about $25 and is one of the pret
tiest of those open to the students. It
is also awarded during Commence
In addition to these, The GaiVecock
management offers a prize of $5.ob in
gold for the best sketch pertaining to
college life to be published in The
Gamecock. This is not open to mem
bers of the staff and affords an excel
lent opportunity to earn sonic pocket
money for April Fools' Day.
Campus Statistics Taken.
The student body voted on the :am
pus1 statistics for tile forthcoming
Garnet and Black last Monday morn
ing. To be elected as tile most pop
ular man in the University carries with
it 110 little cause for conceit, while
election as the biggest chicken thief
may not be so great an honor, but it
is nevertheless something- of a dis
For complete returns from Mon
day's elections we must await The
Garnet and Black.
Dr. D. F. Houston of Washington
University Was Selected,
AN ALUMNUS OF CAROLINA
Doctor Houston Is a Man of Great Distinction.
and Has Been President of
Dr. David Francis Houston, presi
dent of Washington University at St.
Louis, will deliver the Commencement
address for Carolina next June.
The University has had many dis
tinguished .Commencement speakers.
In 'o7 the late Senator Carniack de
livered la splendid common sense talk.
Last year Senator LeGrand Walker,
of Georgetown, was the orator of the
occasion, and this year the University
has been indeed fortunate in securing
the services of Dr. Houston.
David Francis Houston is 'a na
tive of South Carolina and an alumnus
of the old South Carolina College. He
entered that institution in 1887 from
Darlington county and was graduated
in the class of '91. For a -wh*&. after
graduation, he was superintendent of
the Spartanburg graded school. Then
he took a course in history and politi
cal science at Harvard. While at
Harvard, he was the recipient of many
honors, among them tht of president
of the Graduate Club. His graduation
thesis, "A Study of Nullification in
South Carolina," received honorable
From Harvard, he was called to the
head of the Department of History
and Political Science at the University
of Texas. There lie acted both as
dean and professor. He accepted the
presidency of the A. and M. College
of Texas and then that of Washington
University at St. Louis, which latter
position lie now fills with much honor
to himself and profit to Washington
Last summer when Carolina was
looking for a president, Dr. Houston's
name was most favorably mentioned.
When lie delivers his address next
June, he may be sure of a crowded
house, for lie has a State-wide reputa
tion both as a speaker and a man.
Freshman year-"A Comedy of
Sophomore year-"Much Ado about
Junior year-"As You Like It."
Senior year-"All's Well that Ends
DO YOU BELIEVE IT?
Charley Colcock has reported that
"Crumbly" Murry got his semi-annual
hair trim last week.
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