The Gamecock (Columbia, S.C.)

The gamecock. (Columbia, S.C.) 1908-2006, March 20, 1917, Image 1

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,t,at Vol,. X. UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, COLUMBIA. S. C., MARCH 20. 1917. No. 18. EDUCATION STUD STATE TEA( ALUMNI HOLD BANQUEl Notable Addresses, Conference and Social Affairs Pre dominate Session The meeting in Columbia of th State Teachers' Association o: March 15, 16 and 17 afforded th Carolina students a rare oppor tinity for hearing educational ad dresses as well as for the renew ing of friendships among the hun dreds of visiting teachers. Th convention was especially profit able to those pupils who are ii the schooi of education, an( classes were practically suspend ed in that department. The first general session wa held in the Columbia Theatie or la-t Tnursday night, with Presi dent W. C. Bynum of George town presiding. Addresses o welcome were made by Dr. Cur rell, of the University, and Gov Mann ng. Particularly pleasinf was the announcement by the Governor of his intentions to us( the entire weight of his influenc< in br.nging about a genuine com. pulsory education law. The prin cipal address of the evening wa then m:ide by D"-. P. P. Claxton commissioner of educatior, of th United States, whose genera theme was "Real Democrac3 Thru High School Education." All Friday morning was takei BASEBALL SQUAD IS REDUCED BY FOSTEF Coach Makes First Cut o Season For Efficiency C,mch Foster made quite a cui in the baseball squad in order t center his attentions upon thos of the squad who show promis of developing into regulars. With the warm weather th squad is rounding into nice shap aid prospects are good for winning team. Those kept by the coach are catchers; Brown, Chandler. Ha good, Mims, Seabarn and Sim ril: pitchers, Hinson, Means Mirns, Waring C., Waters anc Wolfe; infield, Captain Horton Duke, Sims, Evans, Bates, Turn er, Clark and Kohn: outfielders Browning, Chandler, IR., Duck worth, Chandler, D., Brockinton and Waring, R. ENTS PROFIT BY 'l HERS ASSOCIATION, r STATE LIBRARIAN U] HOLD CONVENTION Clemson College Chosen P Next Meeting Place Kennedy, University Librarian, V Again To Head Library Association - Thp South Carolina Library e assoc stion opened its first a, - C C R. M. LENNEDY Le Reelected Head of South Carolina Li brary Association S nual me eting Wednesday even- A ing with a session marked with U many entertaining and instruct ive addresses. After the open- e< ing prayer by the Rev. S. C. o1 Byrd of Chicora College for wo- Sc I men, W. S. Currell. president of dE the University, delivered the ad dress of welcome. President R. e< F M. Kennedy then followed with Y his report on the "Objects of the u Association and a Review of the Library Situaition in South ( aro- D lina." He reviewed the works ti of the association during its year M of existance and called attention ti ~ to the deplorably small number e: of libraries in the state. Miss st Mary B. Palmer, librarian in the I C Charlotte Carnegie Library told of her work there. Miss Minnie f .i W. Leatherman, secretary of the al !North Carolina L.ibrary Commis- ol sion outlined the work of the - ~ North Carolina 'Commission and P suggested several benefits that la would result from the establish- C ment of such a commission in ri South Carolina. The meeting .closed with an addre-ss on "Ante bellum Libraries in South Caro- - lina'' by Prof. Yates Snowden. 'RUSTEES INDORS MILITARY TR NIVERSITY HOST TO TRAINING CONFERENCE outh Carolina Y. M. C. A. Officers Convene for Instructions ~eatherford and Elliot of the In ternational Committee and Bergthold to Attend The State Officers' Training onference for officers of the W. D. WEATHERFORD ader of Y. M. C A. Training Confer. ence Next Week ;udent Young Men's Christian ssociation will be held at the niversity March 25-27. The conference will be attend Iby the presidentsand treasurers all the student assoniations in )uth Carolina. About thirty 4egates are expected in all. The delegates will be entertain I by members of the Carolina . M. C. A., members of the faa ty and the people of Columbia. The conference will be led by r. W. D. Weatherford, interna :nal secretary for the South, r. H. S. Elliott, the Interna Dnal Committee's Bible study cpert, and J. W. Bergthold, ate student secretary for the arolinas. The morning sessions will be r delegates only. The addresses night will be open to the Car ina student body. rof. Snowden brought out a rge amount of original material ncerning the atite bellum libra es both public and private. Business Meeting Thursday At the business meeting held E VOLUNTARY AINING FOR U. S. C. TO BEGIN NEXT SESSION United States War Department Will I)etail Army Officer For Instruction Duty Voluntary Military Training will be introduced at the fall st s sion of 1917, having been passed upon by the board of trustEes at their meeting last week. 'I he details of the installaaion were referred to the military consist ing of President Currell, D. R. Coker of Hartsville, W. T. C. Bates of Columbia, C. E. Gra ham of Greenville, members of the board, and Professors Cole man and Keith of the faculty. It is practically assured that the. government will detail an army officer for instruction duty y the next session of school. The details are still being., worked out but it is probable that physical training will be in creased to three hours a week and freshmen and sophomores be allowed to select between the two. The other students will be allowed the privilege of taking the training course as they desire. VAN METER ELECTED PHYSICAL DIRECTOR Trustees Select Widely Known Athletic Authority to Succeed Blackburn At a meeting of the board of trustees on last Wednesday, J. O. Van Meter was elected physical director at the University for the season of 1917-18, to succeed John C. Blackburn who has resigned to enter the ministry. Mr. Van Meter is known to every Carolina student as referee or umpire, as the occasion re quires. He took four years work under a physical instructor at the Louisville (Ky.) Y. M. C. A., specializing in boxing and wres tling. He was later assistant in structor at the same institution.' At the Kentucky State Univer sity he took special work in coach ing football, baseball, basketbalf and track. . On leaving Kentucky he went to Meridian, Miss., where he had entire charge of the athletics in the city schools. While he was there the attendance at the city play grounds was the second largrest in the South.