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Vol. II. UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, COLUMBIA, S. C., MARCH 25, 1909 No. 19
University Well Satisfied with the
ALMOST BUT NOT QUITE
Carolina Made Splendid Showing Against
Carolina showed up well against
Columbia in the game last Saturday.
Last year the Leaguers defeated the
University by a score of 8 to 3, but
the professionals were able to chalk
up only three runs last Saturday to
the collegians one.
Columbia drove her first two runs
home with three clean hits in the first
inning. Smith, Carolina's star pitcher,
kept his head and pitched beautiful
ball up to the seventh inning, when he
was relieved by Roy Jones, who al
lowed only two hits in the next three
McMillan's hitting and fast work
at short were the features of the game.
Mack's four times at the bat netted
.him five bases on his clean hits. He
has. made only one error so far this
season. Gresham took a couple of
hard chances in left field and spoiled
what looked like two hits. Rembert
went after a long drive.in deep centre
field, but he was only able to touch
it. However, he recovered himself in
time to throw the runner out at home
plate. The University has a fast
bunch of baseball players, and when
her regular season opens, she is going
to give somebody a run for their
Columbia's infield work looked
pretty good in last Saturday's game.
Granville at short was right on the
job. Bigbee on second played a good
game. The Columbia team is stronger
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Medals to Orators
At a joint meeting of the Euphra
dian and Clariosophic Societies last
Saturday night, it was decided to
award medals of the value of $io to
the winners in both the S. C. I. 0. A.
preliminary and S. I. 0. A. prelimi
It is a great honor to win either of
these p)rel iminary con tests, although
they are merely to select the orators
to represent Carolina in the State and
Southern contests. The societies felt
that some token of appreciation of the
effort that a man has to make to win
out in this first contest should be given
The State Oratorical Preliminary
will be held on Monday night, March
29. The Southern will come.off some
time in April.
MEET AT CAROLINA
Colleges of this State Will Be
MEET TO BE HELD APRIL 1-2
A Series of Matches Will Be Played to
Decide the Championship of
The South Carolina Intercollegiate
Tennis Association will hold its third
annual meet at Carolina on March
31st, April ist and 2nd, and the team
to represent the University will be
picked during the present week. The
courts on Gibbes' Green are being put
in fine shape by the local association,
and preparations are under way to
give the visiting players as much en
tertainment as possible during their
stay with us.
The first steps toward the formation
of the State Association were taken
in 1906 by the Greenville Board of
Trade, which offered two cups to be
competed for by the various institu
tions of the State. The first tourna
ment was held in October of that year
and Ers'kilic' carried off both prizes,
although Carolina, represented by
Messrs. Manning, Rich and L. M.
.Green came second in )oth doubles
In 1907 on the courts of Furman
University the Seceders were again
victorious, the last match being a
pretty battle between Grier of Erskine
and Fult6n of Clinton for first honors
in singles. Owing to the bad weather
which marred the success of these two
meets it was decided to hold them
hereafter in the spring. Consequently
there was none in 1908 and it is hoped
that the fortlicomin tourney will
prove the wisdom of the change.
The following institutions will be
asked to send representatives: The
Citadel, Charleston College; Clemson,
Furman, Newlberry, Vofford, Er
skine and Presbyterion College of
South Carolina, and it is hoped that
all will be able to participate.
The large attendance at tourna
ments given by the Ridgewood Club
shows that Columbia is a tennis lov
ing city, and doubtless there will be a
goodly number of visitors out -during
the meet. Seats will be arrange< on
the gentle slope above the cou" an
an afternoon may be p)rofitab~ spent
watching the teams of the severale
leges (10 battle for the-Greenville cups.
Messrs. HI. Hi. Scott, '07, C. L.
Shealy and J. C. H-ungerpiller, 'o8,
spenit last Saturday on the campus.
Prof. W. H-. Hand spent several
days out of the city last wecek at theJ
bedside of his brother, who is ill i4
The Show Promises To Be a Great
SEVERAL TRIPS TO BE TAKEN
The Performers Are Fast Learning Their
Parts.-April 1,.Date of the
Minstrel practice has been going on
steadily for the past week. The vari
ous performers are rapidly becoming
perfect in their parts and the show
promises to be a roaring success.
Mr. Jonathan Lee, the lanky Sum
ter coon, will preside as interlocutor.
The end men are: "Shrimps" Ligon,
"Highball" McCall, "Fatty" Buie,
"Graphaphone" Graydon, and "Polly"
Parrott. Graydon and Parrott starred
with Billy Beard in his Eagles min
strel and rumor has it that they
have been offered $25 per week to go
on the road with Billy. "Bottery"
Lee will also be on the end. This
worthy made quite a hit in Beard's
minstrel with his choice Charlestonian
The chorus is remarkably full
throated and will undoubtedly make
a noise. Its personnel is as follows:
William B. Perrin, W. G. DesPortes,
Thomas M. Lee, Charles E. Sligh,
McNair, Robert M. Laird, Morris
Lumpkin, Alva Lumpkin, Lowry W.
Blake, L. Wardlaw Smith, and, last
but not least, Miss Frances Spigener,
our fairest co-ed.
The University quartette, McNair,
Laird, M. Lumpkin, and A. Lumpkin,
will render several beautiful selec
Messrs. Wardlaw, Addicks and
M. S. Bolt have charge of the musical
end of the programmne.
The executive staff is composed of
Business Manager Robert Cooper and
Trainers Carleton Sawyer and James
If the performance here proves a
success, and from present prospects
it will, the minstrel club will take
trips to Aiken, Orgngeburg1 Winthrop
College, Sumter ahd othef- points.
''he minstrel will be given for the
benefit of the Athletic Association and
packed houses are expected at every
Messrs. Bernard Manning and
WVoods D)argan wvill tender a (lance at
the Shandon pavilion to the visiting
tennis players wvho are to be the guests
of Carolina (luring the intercollegiate
tennis meet to b)e held here on April
the 1st and 2nd. Tickets for the dance
can b)e had from either Mr. Manning
or *Mr. Dargani. This is the first of
the series of Shandon (lances and nonie
~of the men in college who dance cah
affard to miss it
Manager Simpson Fortunate in
GAMES WILL BE NUMEROUS
The Larger Institutions of the South Will
Battle with Carolina for the
Manager C. T. Simpson is busy
at present arranging the football
schedule for next season. Several
games have been definitely * arranged
and a number of others are pending.
The game with Clemson on Thursday
of Fair Week is now a certainty, as
also is the Citadel game at Charles
ton, this latter being the annual
Thanksgiving game. The dates with
Georgia Tech in Atlanta atil David
son in Charlotte have not been decided
upon, although these institutions will
certainly be played. Games are also
very probable with the following col
Mercer at Augusta.
Wake Forest at Columbia.
College of Charleston at Columbia.
Bingham at Columbia.
Washington and Lee at Columbia.
This latter institution has written
for a game to be played in this city,
but the (late mentioned was not suit
able to Manager Simpson, but it is
probable that another can be arranged,
The "Gamnecocks" have not met
\Vashington and Lee on the gridiron
since they defeated the Virginians in
Sumter six years ago to the tune of
24 to 6, and therefore this game
should be one of the most interesting
of the whole season.
Richmond College has also written
for a game, but no date could be ar
ranged with this institution. Other
colleges written to for games by the
manager, but of which nothing defi
nite has been learned, are the Uni
versity of Tennessee, University of
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The Euphradian banquet will take
place next Saturday night, the 27th,
at 9 o'clock in Craven hall. Several
Euphradian inembers of the faculty
have been invited to attend, and a
dlelegation 'from the Clariosophic So
ciety has been elected.
The program for the banquet has
not been completed, but all the best
speakers in the Euphradian Society
will be heard from. The menu is a
very attractive one and a royal good
time, is promised those who attend.
Euphradians can get tickets any time
this -week from the co'mmittee in
charge of the banquet, wvhich consists
of Messrs. White, Murdaugh andlLee.