The Gamecock (Columbia, S.C.)

The gamecock. (Columbia, S.C.) 1908-2006, March 18, 1909, Image 1

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THE GAMECOCK Vol. 11. UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, COLUMBIA, S. C., MARCH 18, 1909 No. 18 MODERN EDUCATORS SONS OF CAROLINA Many Graduates of University Are Prominent in Educational Work. SCATTERED OVER THE COUNTRY College Presidents, Professors, and Men In All Branches of Education Received Their Training at Carolina. The graduates of Carolina have dis tinguished themselves in the field of education as well as in all other walks of life. The University can boast of having prepared some of the most prominent educators of today. It is DR. CHARLES ELIOT our purpose to give a short sketch of some of the most prominent of these educators since their graduation. Samuel Reynolds Pritchard grad uated with the A. B. degree in 1885, A. M. in 1890. He was a member of the Euphradian Society. He taught Greek in 1886, and was later made in structor in mathematics. In 1890 he resigned and accepted the assistant professorship in mathematics at Wof ford College. From 1893-1898 he was professor of physics and electrical en gineering at Virginia A. and M. Col lege. In 1898 he was elected profes sor of electrical engineering at Vir ginia Polytechnic Institute, which po sition he now holds. John Sherwood McLucas took the A. B. degree in 1893. He was instruc tor in mathematics, 1893-1894. M'r. McLucas then went to Harvard Uni versity and graduated with the A. B. degree in 1895. He was as i?ant pro fessor of English at Clemson, 1896-1905. In 1899 he went back to Harvard for his A. M. degree. He is now a professor in Carnegie Institute. Edward Caleb Coker was a mem ber of the Euphradian Society. He left the Junior Class in 1893. He went to the University of Virginia, wherc he graduated in 1897, taking the'A. B. degree. He was principal of St. David's Academy, Darlington, 1894 1896. Prom here he went to Marion to be the superintendent of city schools, 1897-1901. He was superintendent of the schools of Greenwood, 19o1-19o6. (CONTTNTE T N PAGEn rT.) r RENOWNED BARRISTER CAROLINA GRADUATES Her Statesmen and Jurists Have Been Loyal to Their Alma Mater. LAW GRADUATES RANK HIGH The University Has Reason To Be Proud of Their Wisdom and Justice.-An Honor to Her. The catalogue of alumni, since the reopening of the college in 188o, contains the names of many distin.. guished lawyers and barristers. Some few, born Carolinians, have left their mother State at the call of a wider mis sion, while others have come to us from sister States and served as true citizens. The records of a few of Carolina's graduates in the Depart ment of Law are given below: Major John Hardin Marion was born in Sumter County in 1874 and PRESIDENT Ai%rcIIELL. graduated from the South Carolina College at the age of nineteen with the degree of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws. He was a member of the Clariosophic Society and be longed to the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity while in College. In '93 he was ad mitted to the bar by special act, and for four years was county attorney. He served in the Spanish-American War with the First .1egiment, South Carolina Volunteers; and.ter the war was elected at the head of tt- Chester delegation to the House of Represen tatives. In 1900 he was elected major, Third Battalion, First Regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, Infantry. He is now general counsel for the Car and Northwestern Railroad. John Joseph McMahan is a native of Fairi0eld Cou1nL . He gradluated at the South Carolina College with B. A. and M. A. <;egrees, and later began to prac tice law in Columbia. He was a mem ber of the Constitutional convention in 1895, and served as presidential elector in 1896. Francis .Hopkins Weston was born in Richland County in '66, and was (CON".'INUIED ON PAGE THREE) ENDOWMENT FUND AIDING STUDENTS The Fund Has Done Much Good Since 1904. STUDENTS HELPED THROUGH More than One Hundred Men Have Been Enabled to Receive an Education. Fund Constantly Increasing. At the centennial celebration of the South Carolina College held in Charleston in 1901, a plan was pro posed by prominent alumni present to provide for an endowment fund. Prompt steps were taken to carry out the idea and by the subscriptions of loyal alumni of the old college and .new university about seven thousand dollars are now in the hands of the trustees and the amount is continually increasig. The college had never had an ci dowment fund of any kind up to that time. The Allston, Hampton, Legare and other scholarship funds existed in name only; the principal had been swallowed up in the days of Recon struction and the scholarships now carry fiee tuition for merit only, in honor of the men who endowed them. As a fitting memorial to mark the Cen tennial of the College it was proposed to raise a sum of money the interest of which was to be used in assisting MAJOR BENJAMIN SLOAN. deserving students in the cxplcses of their college.course. The original sug gestion came from Dr. Frank F. Simp son, '89,- now a physician in Pittsburg, but Prof. A. C. Moore and Mr. Au gust Kohn took a prominent part in the organization that followved. Mr. E. G. Siebels has subscribed liberally to the fund and is nowv in charge of its management. The~ plan in brief is as follows: Therg are a great many deserving young men- in the State who cannot raise anore than half the amount of mioney necessary for his expenses in college. The interest from the en dlowmpnt fund is loaned to these men (CONTINUEn N PaAG r THor.E1 ENGINEER GRADUATES IN FRONT RANK Architects and Engineers Who Have Made Good. HOLD RESPONSIBLE POSITIONS Carolina Men Have Made Good in All the Various Branches of the Great Engineering Profession. The Department of Engineering and Mathematics has produced many men who have risen to the top notch in their profession. Although, in elec trical engineering, the University of fers little more than a purely theoret ical course, the careers of the gradu ates in this branch reflect honor on their instructor. In civil engineering, great stress is laid on theory, but the amount of practical training given is very large. Short accounts of distinguished en gineers and architects who are grad uates of the University are given be low: WNI. C. Whitner graduated -as an engineer in 1885 and commenced inde* pendent practice at once. Some of his work has been the developing of the water power at Portman Shoals, near Anderson; the Catawba River, near Rock Hill; the Chattahoochee River, near Columbus, Ga., and several other water powers in the State of Virginia. He is now chief engineer of the Vir ginia Passenger and Power Co., with headquarters at Richmond. S. D. Dunn graduated in the same class and went at once into manufac turing. He has been for years general manager of the Southern Cotton Oil Mill at Winnsboro, S. C. S. R. Pritchard, of the same class, is professor of electrical engineering at V. P. I. of Blacksburg, Va. H. H. Huggins, of the class of 1886, PROF. A. C. MOol. went at once into general practice as engineer. In 189o went into the firm of Wilson & Huiggins, architects, at Roanoke, Va. Since 1895 he has been practicing alone in Roanoke, and is (CONTINUED ON PAE TnrE. -