THE MERCER CLUSTER
TO ARGUE FOR CUP
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The Excelsior Society of Norman
Park meet* every - Saturday night
. carrying out -programs consisting of
debates, readings, speaking, music
and school news.
: The loving cup which was pre
sented to the society by former Pres-
- ident W. H. McDaniel is contested
for each year- by the two societies,
the one making highest in all require
ments winning the cup.' Excelsior
has won this cup for two succeed
—tag years and is striving hard to get
it again this year. In the event
Excelsior wins the society will be
come . the' permanent owner.
• Society’s first meeting was largefy
attended, 82 hew members joining;
It began with the largest enrollment
in its history. $40 was recently
. raised by. the. members for the pur
pose of improving the society hall
Debaters for fall term are T. Ful
ler and W. Beeves and Mr. Long al
; Following is the first program:
ocal VSolo—Caribel Suarez.
. Cross questions and crooked an-
' swan ’Thomas Fuller and Miss
Piano Solo—Miss Berryhill.
• Jokes—^Robert Ward. '
FLORRIE ADAMS, Editor
Maajr New Students.
BESSIE TIFT NEWS
Tift society of Norman
Park proved itself the same progres
sive factor during the rushing sea
son this yjear it has always been in
the past. Many new members were
added to the roll and everything
points toward this year being the
■oat successful in its history;
The first meeting was held in the
society hall, Sept. 11th, where, after
. a abort program plans were made for
tile coming year’s work. Short talks
fall of B essie Tift spirit were made
by several old members.
The. following are the officers for
the first quarter:
, Emory* Register, president; Dewey
Lanier, vice president; Maud Mc-
Gttraliflpj^^lfecretary; Myrtle Hill,
treasurer; J. B.-NeSmith, yell leader;
Lewis Sean, critic; Addine Bateman,
Sarah Dillard, Bernice Harrell, Wil
liam Ford and R. T. Berryhill, pro
At the following meeting of the
society it was voted to make improve
ments to the hail-by getting new cur
tains, shades, pennants and already
everything is looking inviting. At
the third meeting- the following pro
gram was successfully given:
Piano Solo-—Rosalind Smith. _ -
Pianologue—Hfiss Irene Douglas.
Pen Pictures—Addie Bateman.
. ;Vocal Solo—Rebecca Ridd.
School News—Bernice Harrell.
Plabo Sol(H—Lizzie Norman.
After the program the society ad
journed for a business meeting.
Preston Singletary and Lamar Met
calf were chosen, as fall term de
baters wkh Lewis Sears as alter-
Before adjourning for yell prac
tice, Rev. McPherson, pastor of the
Norman Baptist church, gave a talk.
MYRTLE HILL, Editor.
Tha Norman Players.
An added feature of the expression
department of'- Norman Institute is
a club called the “Norman Players,’’
The club is to include in its memb. r-
ship the expreession students, glee
dob and orchestra from the school at
large. . ' - '
The plan is to work up some good
programs comopsed of both vocal and
insrumental music and a short play,
these programs are first to be given
on. the institute stage and then to
the surrounding towns.
Classes.in Political Economy have
visited. one of the cotton mills this
- Tlii-' week Reverend James F,
Eilen, of Atlanta, presented to the
V. VV. A: a vivid word picture of
the crucified Christ, and brought the
message of the -cross. His address
was forceful and the girls listened
to its- eagerly and attentively.
The read-heads of the college are
organizing. Their purpose, now a
secret will'be divulged later.
There was an unusual chapel ser
vice at Bessie Tift on Wednesday.
It was a chapter in Revelation that
vas read from his own Bible with
its raised letters by. Mr. Wilson, a
blind man. This was followed by a
prayer offered by the reader. He
-then addressed the girls. Though his
eyes are sightless, he sees more of;
the beauty of life is more discerning
,of the characteristics of his friends
and knows more -of the world about
him than many who have eyes that
Mr. Wilson explained the work of
the schools for the blind; ajnd the op
portunities for the blind: I He spoke
of the accomplishments of .Helen KeR’
ler and’ others who have had many
.odds to fight against, but who have
He solicited no pity; he needed
none. He left his hearers with the.
feeling that it was rather those who
had neglected to use their oppor
tunities who needed pity. But the
sympathy with him and the gratitude
for the message he brought to fac
ulty and students was expressed in
the substantial contribution of more
than eighty dollars made to him at
the close of the hour.
On Monday evening, October 5th,
Upon the arrival of the 6:45 train,’the
college girls were heard singing ana
riving college yells, being led by
-■iiss Allene Baker, director of the
Glee Club. It was their way of
welcoming Mrs. ri. H, Tift to the
college. She stopped at the gaze to
listen to their songs and to express
In the evening President and Mrs.
hosier -tendered a banquet to ,the
faculty, Mrs. H. H. Tift being pres r
ent as guest of h’onor. Not only
was the splendidly planned menu im
mensely enjoyed by all present, but
also the speeches of Dr. Foster, Dean
Miller, Profs. Twaddell and Newi
se me, and the response of Mrs. Tift-
The evening’s enjoyment was sup
plemented by a delightful program
given by some of the members of the
Fine Arts Department. Professor
Twaddell opened the program with
“March Militaire” for organ by How
ard Rowe Shelley, - putting the hear
ers into a keenly-anticipatory mood
■for further pleasure. Miss Eliza
both Starr sang Au Aria by , Bach
accompanied by. the organ, in true
classic style. Professor Twaddell
nigain played a couple of organ Se
lections in reflective and poetic vein
showing effects obtainable by vari
stops: Miss Alice Sigwortr
followed with a reading front Tol
stoi, which brought forcibly to con-,
sciousness that we may not know
at what moment we entertain angels
unawares. Miss Allene Baker, so-
Three new teachers appearing for
their first time at the Academy con
stitute one of the malty new fea
tures of Hearn this year. Prof. J
B. Sullivan, of Mercer and Columbia
universities is principal. The de,
(jartment of science and mathematics
are under the direction of B. D.
Finch, a new teacher of the Univer
sity of Georgia. Another new teach
er is Miss Martha Davis, of Breriau
College, who has charge of the de-’
partmerit of. History- and French.
Practically ail of the old students
are back in school. Among the new
pupils' from out of town are Bert I
Purdy, Alto, Ga., Leonard McBrayerj
of Temple, Ga., Misses Bessie Dur-
rence, Dale Dubberly and Lola Dai
Kicklighter, all graduates of Glen-
ville high school, Glenville, Ga., Hen
ry McPhail, Worth, Ga.; JoeMKtch-
cock, Taylorsville, Ga;; Harry Mathis
Rome, Ga.; John Arp, Rome, Ga.;
Clifford Pendley, Calhoun, Ga.
The school has organized two lit
erary societies, the Ciceronian and
Demonsthenian. All the pupils.of the
school are enrolled as members of
ope or the other of the societies. A
program will be given twice a month
each society. This will furnish a
program at the school each Saturday
afternoon. The Ciceronian Society
will furnish the first program.
Officersof the Demonstrenian are
—Bert Purdy, Alto, Ga., president;
Ohed Griffith, Cave - Springs, Ga.
vice president; Lola, Dai Kicklighter
Glenville, Ga., critic; Annie Lou iff
bea. Cave Springs, Ga:, secretary.
Ciceronian officers are: Weldon
Griffith, Cave Springs, Ga., presi
dent; Leonard McBraver, Temple,
Ga., vice’ president; Audrey Terry,
Cave Spring, Ga., secretary; Maude -
Wheeler. Cave Spring, Ga., critic
MERCER Y. M. C. A.
prano, . sang Campbell Tipton’s- “A
Spirit Flower," which showed admir
ably the control of her. voice on sus
tained notes of power and also its
quality in quiet legato phrases.
The henrty and insistent applause
forced those taking part in the pro
gram to. respond to encores, Miss
Baker giving “The Star” by Rogers,
and Miss Starr “Dawn in the Desert'’
by Gertrude Ross, which brought
forth 'the power and magnificent
quality of her voice. Upon request
Miss Starr sang “Annie Laurie,”
which brought to a close the pro
gram'and also a most delightful
- On Tuesday afternoon of this week
= Mr. Wade Stemple, professor of
Physics at Bessie Tift College, gave
a. lecture to students In the Fine
Arts. Department, taking as his sub
ject, “Sound waves, vibrations, and
their physical and mathematical re
lationship.” Various* devices aptly il
lustrated the points tnade, one be
ing that of a tuning fork when
struck making a ball suspended by f
thread swing back and forth by the
force < f its vibrar qns.' The organ
and ,fi- no were ca'le’d into rtqa.o.
ti* n to illustrate the matter of over-
•• ties. The lecture was not only of
interest, but also of practical value
to the large student body attending,
the chapel being used to accommo
date the number present.
Ejich .evening when the duties of
the -day are finished Mercer., men
gather for twenty to thirty minutes
for a service of song, prayer and
Bible study; These meeetings were
begun when the college started at
Pi-nfield in 1833, and are still kept
up with fine atttendance and Inter
est. Their object is to secure for
the college mqn the'best religious
and spiritual development and are
a souroe of spiritual uplift and good
fellowship. The boys themselves
conduct most of the meeetings. Dur
ing the year special meetings are
held and good speeakers secured.
. On last Thursday. evennig Harry
Wilson, of the Georgia Academy for
the Blind, gave ^n inspirational talk-
He showed what people accomplish
ed even though they had entered life
with the misfortune of blindness.
He referred to Helen Kellar, who
though blind, deaf and dumb, had
lived a happy and successful life.
While speaking in a great Western
city Miss Kellar was asked how she
could distinguish between her friends
and she said that she could recogniz
them by their handshake. Mr. Wil
son’s remarks as to handshakin
were most humorous. Some people
would extend only, two fingers, oth
ers would offer a dish-rag-like hand,
still others would shake horizontally.
The blind notice these things very
carefully. The speaker also re
ferred to Fannie Crosby, blind song
writer, , X ■
Like most blind people, Mri Wilson
is happy. He says that the blind do
not need pity; jthey need love'and
respect. Blindness .is not the great
est. misfortune that can befall a
man, laziness, is a far greater mis
fortune. Blind people are never
lazy, they never marry to get a liv
ing, they have no time to get blue
and never commit suicide,
Mr. Wilson emphasized the op
portunities of a college man. If one
deprived of sight'-can succeed in life,
how much a Mercer man should aef
complish, opportunities and unlimi
ROLL ON ROCKS
Norman Park Institute opened
Sept. ' C * h and, the first Way Coach
Jenkins had a good bunch' of rookies
out' rolling on the' rocks. They
came in with skit ned shanks but
coach seems to have a way of- getting
the spunk out of them, or-^ anyway
more came out each succeeding day-
Coach Jenkins goes with the boys
instead of saying go. Afte$ going
with them for a while., he accepted a
game with Sparks College.
The boys went to Sparks for
good practice and to their surprise
it was a real tight one. neither side
scoring. - ...
President Browning said, for the
team to be back by. 8 o’clock." Most'
t hing of'interest to one of the elect.’
of them did but there was a certain
causing him to get left! He reports
a real big time when he came drag
ging his frame up Sunday morning
The right tackle, Mr. Lanier, was
the lucky guy to get left.
Coach Jenkins took some, of the
boys to Tifton Monday. to see the
Aggies play the Douglas Aggies.
There deems to> be a still small voice
-aying,. ‘j Work hard,” so we are
having sprite real tight scrimmage?
on the old rock bed. ■
The school is putting out clean
athletics this'year and are' looking
forward to the triumphal march to
the promised land. The competi
tion is keen and there may yet be
weeping and wailing. Here’s the
Norman Legion: -Ward, c.; . Keese,
lg; Lanier, le; Norman, rg; Bell, rt;
Harrellr re; Smith, -q; Apple Ih; DH-
hrd*'f-y Suarez, rh. Dillard is man
ager and NeSmith captain.
The girls are showing real enthu
siasm in basketball practice, under
the guiding hand of Miss Douglas and
Mr. Roberson acting as referee.
Later the athletic editor will give
the biographies of some of the out
standing characters eh the football
team. Watch for them.
' E. L. SEARS, Athletic Ed.
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England as the salvation of -litera
ture. He bases hie belief upon “a
general though undiseriminating ap
petite for good work” on the part of
the reading public in tine country.
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