The Gamecock (Columbia, S.C.)

The gamecock. (Columbia, S.C.) 1908-2006, March 04, 1909, Image 1

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THE GAMECOCK Vol. II. UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, COLUMBIA, S. C., MARCH 4, 1909 No. 16 WOFFORD 21 CAROLINA 13 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 (CONTINUED ON PAGE THREE) 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 NOW ASSURED 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 quate. 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 atus. 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 these departments. 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 nearing completion. 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 (CONTINUED ON PAGE THREE) Aesculajrlans Organize. The Aesculajrian Society, which is composed of ten future doctors of medicine who are now students of the University, met and organized last Saturday. 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. Oliphant. MANY PRIZES 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 during Commencement. 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 ment. . 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 tinction. For complete returns from Mon day's elections we must await The Garnet and Black. COMMENCEMENT . ORATOR CHOSEN 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 Three Colleges. 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 mention. 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 Uuiversity. 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. Shakespearely Speaking. Freshman year-"A Comedy of Errors." Sophomore year-"Much Ado about Nothing." Junior year-"As You Like It." Senior year-"All's Well that Ends Well."-Exchange. DO YOU BELIEVE IT? Charley Colcock has reported that "Crumbly" Murry got his semi-annual hair trim last week. Are you trying for The Gamecock prize?