The Gamecock (Columbia, S.C.)

The gamecock. (Columbia, S.C.) 1908-2006, March 11, 1909, Page 2, Image 2

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THE GAMECOCK Published weekly by the Literary Societies of. the University of South Carolina. Terms, $1.60 a session, payable in ad vance. "Entered as second-class matter November 20, 1908, at the postoMeec at Columbia S. C., under the Act of Mavch 3, 1879." The Gameeock solicits humorous sketches, essays. verse, etc., and will gladly pub lish such as is available, when accom panied by the full name of the author. Unsigned manuscripts will neither be acknowledged or returned. All checks and money orders should be made payable to Bernard Manning, Bus iness Manager. Business Manager. Dernard Manning, Sumter. Assistant Business Manager. D.*S. Beverly, Virginia. BOARD OF EDITORS. Editor-in-Chief. A. D. Ollphunt, '10, Euplhrad1an. Associnto Editor. i. J. White, '09, Euphradlan. Local Editors. J. It. Brown, '10. Euphradian. J. A. Marion, '09, Clariosophic. Athletic Editor. C. N. Sapp, '10, Clariosophic. 1'. K. VaNNey, '10, Clariosophic. Y. M. C. A. W. S. iutellnsNo, '09. COLUMBIA, S. C., MAIICH 11, 1909. Sure, the Fresh won I * -* * The minstrel is still in embriyo. * * * It is hoped that the five dollars of fered for the -bost college yell will prove all active stimulant. * .. * * The election of a cheer leader and the organization of a "rooting" squad has filled a long-felt need at Carolina. * * * If you accept tile word of The Gamecock editors, Monday, "copy day," comes now less than seven times in each week. * .* * With the football 'Varsity men wearing the black C, the baseball 'Var sity men the garnet C, the basketball men the C-B, the track men the C-T, the football "scrubs" the black mono gram, and the baseball scrubs the gar net monogram, the classification of tile phylum Carolinia Atheleta into its proper groups and orders would be reduced to a comparatively simple matter. THE PSYCHOLOGY OF BEING "BROKE". He who has not at some period of hlis earthlly existenlce been "broke," "dead broke," has yet in store for him self a distinct psychological experi ence. Althloughi a distinct p)sychological experience, its dlistinlctness lies ill the varying degrees of its complexity. In other wvordls, it is a compound, thlere fore, a paradoxical, sensationl. Ilnan cial extinctness is as dlefinite a sensa tion as color, nloise, or pain ; yet it is, in a .measure, comp)osed of all three. All '"dead-b)rokes" have experienced the longing for the color green, the desire for the noise of ringing silver, and the pain of tile empty pocket. Whiether financial extinction has been eauised bys..the literal acceptance of "Be'i your money and sleep in the .street" asa rigrid rule for personal guidance or by the vain attempt to bring a priceless smile of pleasure into a pair of hazel eyes, which are worth more than the hoard of Midas, the sensation of "brokeness" is invariably the same. From the person of the "dead-broke" there seems to emanate some subtle manifestation of his financial state. In proof that such is the case, his companions drift away from him. His persistent "There's nothing to it, I'm broke," forms a barrier between him and tifem which they do not try to surmount. He is excluded from their pleasures until the time when his financial tide ceases to ebb. Then into the petty swirl he goes again, if so he sees fit. But, after all, the "dead-broke" is a fortunate being. He experiences ex perience which the man with the seemingly exhaustless supply of cash can never experience. Whether this experience is of value to him or not will depend upon which way his for tune turns in the future. ' If it mounts upward, his experience will have taught him the potential worth of a dollar ; if it continues to ebb, he will fiially become accustomed to the seti sation of "brokeness" and it will cease to worry him. "ALSO RANS." The "also ran" is never a solitary mortal. He is simply deluged with the company of his kind. But it is his kind that he wishes and struggles to avoid. His own "vulgar crowd" bores that would-be blue blood, the "also ran." But, you may ask yourself, Aiy is he an "Also Ran"? Why does not his naie appear in the papers with that of Vandcrbauer and Smythe and Browne and the rest of the "upper set?" He rides much better than the fleshy little Vanderbauer. He can loose twice as many French oaths to the second as can lanky Smythe. "Also Ran's" brow is at least an inch broader than that of the stupid Browne. It has always been thus with the "Also Ran." Those reporters all came to his wedding, drank his champagne, and went away with their pockets crammed full of right decent Habanas. And the next morning he got inch notices in the papers. Why, the news sheets did the same thing for every brewer wIo saw fit to take unto him self a wife, and was not he an "also ran"? Wasn't lie nearly in the inner pale of the "smart set"? He had even dared to pat Browne on the shoulder the other (lay at the club, and the great Browne had only yawned. Tiruly a most nmild wvay of showving his disap p)roval. And the p)ersistenlt qunestionl, "\Vhy am I an 'also rail'?" hauntedl tile poor little "Also Rail" through manyIl rest less (lays andl sleepless nights. One (lay the "Also Ran" wvas riding in the park. Anl automlobile came tearing along tile speedway at dlouble the speed that tile law allows. A frantic policemanl strove to stop it, bult failed. "Also Rail" urgedl on hlis horse to see whiat wvas going to happen. Rounding a bend, he saw, that a burly nmountedl policeman hlad succeeded in stopping the car with its load of green~ goggles anld perfumed lace. Tile (driver of tile car wvas in close conlversationl with tIle policeman. "Also Rail" saw tIhe dI-iver's hland slip down into his pocet and bring out a walldt.- From the wallet came a roll of the green, which the policeman hurriedly pocketed, to gether with the pad on which lie had meant to take the names of the law breaking motorists. "Also Ran" rode slowly on. His little brain was working as hard as it could. The power of money I His mpiliest fortune only ran into six fig tires, but his income was quite suffi cient to his need. But Browne and Smythe and Vanderbauer were pos sessed of fortunes which rail far into eight figures. The reason for his so cial position suddcnly dawned upon "Also Rai." He was and would be an "also ran" until lie had a bank ac count which would overtop those of the rest of the "also rans." DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI OF THE SOCIETIES GEORGE M 'DUFFIE. At the left of the Speaker's desk in the Clariosophic Society hall hangs the portrait of a gentleman, the most noticeable feature of whom is a large Roman nose, and on the card attached thereto is written the name "George MeDuffie." Of him it was said by Judge Huger. speaking in support of thl Tniversity of South Carolina, that if the institution had produced no other, it would have more than paid for itself. George McDuffie, the son of John and Jane McDuffie, was born in Co lumbia County, Ga., August io;.1790. His >ardii.-; being of limlited imeans, George went to work as a clerk in a mercantile house of James Calhoun at Augusta, where his abilities came un der the notice of his employer, who called .the atten,tion of his brdther William to the boy. William Calhoun then took charge of George, keeping him in his own home and paying his expenses at the Willington school, then under the supervision of Mr. Waddell. Young McDuffie entered the Junior Class of the South Carolina College in 1811, where his work was always of first-class order, and grad uated with highest honors in 1813.- Hie joined the Clariosophic Society, and even at that time showed evidences of being a powerful orator. It is said that he frequently moved his society mates to tears or laughter according to the trend of his words. At his graduation he spoke on "The Pernia nence of the Union," and his speech was published at the request of his fellow-students. McDuffie wvas admitted to the bar in 1814, and from that time began a course of steadly legal and political progress. I-I first p)racticedl lawv with Col. Eldred Simkins, of Edgenield, where he won conlsidlerable reputation as bothl a criminal and civil lawyer. He was sent from Edgefield to the Legislature in 1818, wvhere lie dis tinguished himself by his brilliant sp)eechies. B3etweenl this time anld 1821 lie wvas engaged in an unfortunate duelh with Colonel Cumming, in which he was injured and which seems to have changed his temper consid erably. In 1821 lie was sent to the United States Congress, which posi tion he held till 1834, when he became first Major-General of the militia, andl then Governor of South Caro lina. In all the Nullfiction -A United States Bank troubles between the years 1830 and 1834, McDuffie took an active part and was distin guished for his brilliant oratory. In 1835 he became President of the Board of Trustees of the South Caro lina College, and in that position did a great deal toward uplifting the posi tion of the college. In 1842 he was elected to the United States Senate, where he served four years, resigning in 1846, and where he was a warm advodate of the annexation of Texas. le closed his useful, though some what stormy and inconsistent life, March ii, x851, and was buried at the Singleton graveyard near Wedgefield, S. C. Mr. McDuffie married in 1829 Mary Rebecca Singleton, who was the daughter of Col. Richard Singleton; of Sumter County, but who lived only one year after the marriage. Only one child was born of this marriage, a daughter, wlho became the wife of Gen. Wade Hampton. Let us all honor and reverence George McDuffie, the orator of South Carolina, whom LaBorde calls "the man of eloquence, perhaps never sur passed in that mystic power by which soul is infused into soul and the multi tude made captive." [In the last issue of The Gamecock Chancellor Iarper's birthplace was printed as "Cagua Island," wlhich should have been instead Antigua Island.] 1. F. B., '10. JAiE Y, M. C. A. Rev. A. N. Brunson, of Main Street Methodist Church, was our speaker last Sunday. ie gave us a most ap propriate address on "The Christian Soldier." We were glad to see a larger number of men out. Remember that next Sunday is Dr. Twitchell's (lay again. He will give us the fourth lecture of the series on "Science and Religion." Don't fail to be present. M. R. McDonald has decided that he cannot go to Charlotte. Moody has consented to take his place. So Messrs. Wall and Moody are to be our representatives at the Interstate Con vention to be hel in Charlotte, N. C., March 19-21. The New Catalogue and Bulletin The new catalogue for the session of 1909-19o will come from the press about the first of April. This annual publication has been completely re-arranged. The courses have been changed to conform to uni versity conditions and made easier for the outsiders to understand. New cuts, showving the recent additions to the number of the University buildings, wvill be inserted in place of the out-of (late p)ictures wvhich are now in the cat alogue. A re-arrangement of the cata logue was badly needed and the changes which have been made will be a boon to students entering the Uni versity next year. The bulletin will be gotten out in a week or two. This pamp)hlet will contain much valuable information to prospective students, and will be distributed broad