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The Mercer Cluster. (Macon, Ga.) 1920-current, October 28, 1920, Image 1

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■ 'Tv®:, lie Mercer University System. ..VOL. I. -5^ Mercer University, Macon, Ga., Thursday, Oct. 28, 1920 MERCER ACCEPTS CHALLENGE. FOR BIG CHAMPION DEBATES WAKE FOREST COLLEGE FACULTY * COOK RED WEINERS OVER LIVE COALS ITALIAN BOY NOW . STUDENT AT B. P. I ONE OF WAR HEROES BESSIE TIFT’S 1920 GRADUATES NOW SCATTERED AND HOWARD ON Nine faculty members and their friends enjoyed an -evening at Stew art’s Mill. Over the glowing coals of a big campfire they toasted wei- ners and marshmallows, fried bacon, and made coffee. Under the tute- ^ Among the students at B. P. I: this year is found-«Jia_^of Italy’s The 1920 class of Bessie Tift Col lege are how scattered all over the country, thirty of them having chos- MERCER WOMEN NOW DIFFER AS TO THEIR VOTE By Robert M. Gamble. Voting: One; not voting: two. This will be the tally in the event sturdy sons. He is Frank Graecco, HP"* - I . By accepting challenges for de- .bates fiom Wake Forest, Howard, and Mississippi college, receiving one from Davison, and fixing dates for | the men proved the tryouts and fall term debate, the debating council at its last meeting started the biggest program ever at tempted by Mercer hi debating. The details of a triangular debate between Mercer, Howard, and Miss issippi were arranged. These debates will be among a series to be held be tween twelve colleges in the south. They will be divided into*groups of j three each for triangular debates. Winners in each triangle will debate . to decide the championship. This is One of the most ambitious programes ( ever launched in debating by south ern colleges. With both the societies 'booming, Mercer is expecting to put out some exceptionally strong teams. Before Christmas. The time for the debate with Wake Forest was not definitely decided but it is expected to be sometime before Christmas: Wake Forest is consid- ■ ered one of the best debating colleges in the south. Their societies are lage of Miss Townsend, the Domes- clgred war with Germany he was tic Science teacher and the . other J living in Pennsylvania and one of hostesses-sktlted in the cullinary art the first to offer his services. j themselves good j. His discharge papers show a clean j cooks. The informality of the oc- J honorab.e record. ^ casion and the auto ride to the Mill Battleg . Meuse, Arogone Forest, was a special pleasure. ; j Tulle Sector. [ Those who were members of the , _ Wounds Machine gun shot right party were-: The Misses McGuire, j knee, in action at Toulle Sector ' j Robertson, Hardy, Haddock, Town- Character: Excellent. I send, Clemans, Frank. Cornelia Fos-1 Remarks: No A. W. O. L., no ter and Sigworth; and v Messrs. War-: ab?enC e under G. O. 31 W. D. 1912 ren Banks, Lawrence Chapman, Paul, or G q 45 w d. 1914—Service Chapman, Guy Tribble, Josey, Tatum Bonegt and : fai thful to G. 326th Inf. | • 'attached to the 3rd Co. 1st Tr. 154th ! Depot Brigade until- /time of dis- i » is r rariic wraecco -- teachiig as their occupation for i that Mercer’s-'“official family” is al- who was born in Nela, Italy. Twelvi their ^ye*r out of college. Some i lowed to exercise the voting power years ago he came to live in Amer- continuing study courses while j under the woman suffrage act in the ica. When the United States de- * uite a te » «« «ow “Mrs. So and I coming presidential election. < -So.” . . Maynard and Morse. The following are teaching: Mamie Sue Acree, at Camilla, Ga. Marie |lell at Woodville, Ga. Chlotills Banks, at Zebulon, Ga. Bess Bivins, at Pelham. Ga. Janie 8rim, at Soperton, Ga. Inez Carter, at Dallas, Ga. Lila Dkvey, at Forsyth, Ga. . Mary Gibson, at Forsyth, Ga. Evelyn ! Greer, at Thomasville Ga. Marion 'Hamilton at Pinehurst, Ga. Sarelle ; Hendricks, Bowman, Ga. Mary.Hillis, at Gerard, Ga. Annie Hood, at Lawrenceville, Ga. j Who are the members of the “of ficial family?” There are three, all of whom are charter members. Tak en ih order of rank, they could not b^listed for each of them ranks high in the estimation of Msrcer men, oc cupying a place in their hearts that no one else could fill in a satisfactory manner: Which one will be first listed? (We can’t afford to show any favoritism. Life on the campus now is peaceful and a life of discoid we cannot en dure!) ,- " - I Alphabetically arranged, they MANY WELL KNOWN , WRITERS ON LIST charge. COLLEGE QUILL CLUB OUTLINE., YEAR’S WORK. FUMBUNG THE BALL LOOSES NOOGA GAME MERCER PLOUGHS THROUGH LINE AT WILL. Having completed the reorganiza^ tion the Quill Club of Mercer UnL' versity has begun its work, for the ... J _ | ensuing year. The club was organ- cer taking the bad breaks cons,der- compulsory and play a large part on I ^ year , when the 0 range and ably more ofterer Chattanooga Black was- enlarged, the Grace Bood, at Decula, .Ga. ™ U , d b f, °" a " eqUahty fot they are Ethel *vin, at Bowman, Ga. , al1 P , s ’ bu8,ly enea f ed ever y da y Myra ling at Bowdon, Ga. 1 " 1 making honey for the Mercer stu- Sarah Ledford, at Waynesboro, Ga| dents ’ * hereby ^eeten.ng the life of Julia Maynard, at Forsyth, Ga. the college community. Mary Lou McGee, at Hartwell, Ga.,! „ Fo ^ Mercer - Susie tee- McNiel, at Cochran, Ga. Classlfied acord.ng to proxrmum Elizabeth.Morcock, at Savannah. \* e ™ S and ^"tial difference, and Inez S*ith, at Sylvester, Ga. ™ ted accordingly, there would still . L . ' ' ' •. i be no beaming for the three are xo- Cbure .fcead, at Badm N. C jordinate species, all on an equality Emily* W»les, at Donaldsonv.lle, in the eyes of the Mercer men . ( past ® a ’ [ and present. COM3INES ATHLETICS WITH MISSION APPEAL Most successfully mixing ath letics and Christianity in a speech before the student body during the - past week so combined his two’ motives for good that not only did his address seem to have a : “solid support” of the student body for the football team but was followed by three students being added to the band of Mer cer’s Volunteer mission workers. Dr. Weaver asserted that the reason as he saw it, for Mercer not defeating Howard College in the .game, of the Saturday before was because, the Mercer players were afraid of themselves—fear ed injury- to themselvep—and were not willing to just let go and forget any consequence but beat ing over the enemy’s line and to victory.. The line, he continued, was not willing in the. same way to he’d with that fearlessness of any consequence which might fol low Eo themselves. The president of Mercer then drew the comparison all mankind now faces in the big battle be tween good -and evil, closing with an appeal for Mercer men to help in the -fight the denomination now faces in the shortage of workers for the field. At the close of his address three additions were'made to the Mercer Volunteer mission band. JOHN |nqw| NEWSR New Tsek •If Be — Faye Spink, at Locust Grove In Both sides fumbling the ball, Mer- gtitute. <■ the campus. However Mercer’s j"11,- members last Saturday defeated the Mercer tocietie. ere virile to the core and pledging 'themselves to lumish ma- team by the score of 20 to 0. Chat- .naifA AmMaJ Anf aaima a« DLa ri nst I * w ™ e J 1 f ■ have turned out some of the best ipsaksrs in the south. This is one . of the gnat reasons why Mercer, probably more than any .other college in the state, has put her sons in the tsafrriWHng places in the political af- terial for the enlarged paper. The tanooga fans declare . membership of last year was made one of the most ragged e\er up of student# from Mercer’s finrt nessed on Columbia fufld. Two of* class in Journalism and was headed the Lookouts’ touchdowns came as a lng by G. P. Oslin, now a member of result of fumbles on the part of , the Macon Telegraph staff. through _ . nans an now bshg wmtmd one street piougneo enl'i-o Ha sphere of mMfatea both to the college and to the member* which each college has won and lost; Committeeg have ^ .pointed to Mercer players. Mercer ploughed The process used in determining ' which of the three charter members dor, at Ashburn, Ga. shoiild be first- listed, is one of the Thompson, at Wpdley, Ga methods of definition, viz: descrip- Sparks, Ga., .tion. (.Don’t get excited; we are alker, at Soperton, Ga. jnot going to compare their natural (IBs at Atlanta, Ga. [blessings. We did that once in dis- May and Gertrude cussing: several women.... <f that spe- ^Uau, Ga.,. are study- \ cies of the genus homo which man 1 wbice in New York, canndt get along.with nor without!”)- • Lee Womack is now | physical stature will be the plan of of Millen, Ga. description, beginning with the tali- i» Nrs. Maxwell est an dworking down with the de- , TSmn. t create' in height. OVERSEAS CLUBMEN PLAN CELEBRATED REORGANIZE FOR YEAR—PRE PARE ARMISTICE PROGRAM. The Mercer . Overseas Club during the week for the purpose of ele$ing officers and outlining pfaum for the school year. sideration was given to tha c< armiatic day -celebration. It decided that m ating with the Dr. John R. Stratoa, uate one of the beat-1 ters of New York City and Wko eral months ago “thr*W aw tha light” in what caused oa« of Goth am’s biggest refmms is Our soceesn. sor to Dr. Chaxtsa itorial writer for tha American. This field of big constitue Hearst papers duoe his bi-w writes, according ■ with his editorials, with rigorous pen. He was make the alumni addrom last but arrived in Macon from ] City a day too lata. Ha addresses to Hie asm preachers at Mercer, June comme While at Me considered the in the South oratorical contehfjl making's toorof all comers i debate. One leges of Geon he was to ajqi cancelled the John Roach Stmhm a d the Southern ehampiomil Judge .Walter George' ef preme Court Bean, Whs •; nude of Straton While at! during coo gmid publicly. li hen. H seemed they lacked the punch to| at Gunston 'HaII, Washington, it ! Vach. The students of esch col- put the ball across. Twice Mercer MJsg Irene Hardy is'assisting effiTUadlh'V aWylntf’f .'Mh* 8b»tt - Boone Hall, Washington, D. C.! fectionately known to draw up rules and regulations and - l° st the l^ail on fumbles on Chat- t j, e business office at Bessie Tift. P* J fectionately “Miss Sallie” when interviewed about the question ef exercising the right l Miss Annie Mae McGuire is efff- to vpte, expressed herself as follows: _ The Mercer team came back strong pi 0 yed by the State Board in the “I am a staunch supporter of the debating council-will arrange at their | and on i y , li m ited number of stu- | in the last half and it looked a* Georgia Savings Bank Building in League of Nations and will therefore victory un- Atlanta. ' ' 1 '. favor the Democratic party in the ahib <fa lege are keenly anxious for the de-, gelect a degign for t h e -l ub emblem J tanooga’s 3-ydrd line. next meeting for the debate to be held- The Ciceronean society at its meeting last Monday night passed a dents will-be admitted each year. Journalists and writers of note iri literary circles are to be invited to resolution' asking the council to »c- addrega the dub on chosen subjects. ceptChe challenge and arrange a date Am0ng thoge to ^ -Jnyited to ad. tot the meeting. j dregg the club ate Harry Stilwell Oa the campus. Edwards, Bridges Smith, W. H Dp- In addition to the abo\/e program shaw, Helen Toppiy, Miller, Thomas L ancaster there will be four regular debates E. Watson, William Cole Jones,-Col. between .the two -literary societies John T- Bolfeuillet and others. .The -and also', a freshman-sophmore de bate between the two societies was the first Friday in December.- A subject will be selected at an early date by the speakers chosen from first address will be that of Geo. M. Sparks during the present week. Officers selected for the year are ^ hite P. A. Greer, Pres. J. C. Groover, vice-president; F. C. Williams, sec- in the last half and i if they were out for i til they ' fumbled on 3-yard line. The line up: . Mercer Pos ■ Stokes -- L. E. Gaines ---L. T. j Lancaster - ---L. G. Johnson — -C - .Cowart ---- R. T. Ellison —- R. E. Whitehead — -Q- B i White — LL. H [.Garrison -- —--R. H. jWeekley -- —-F, B..: Chattanooga’s coming election.' I believe that it is the duty of every woman to vote now that they have been given- the privilege, the same - as it is done so much to make this a free each of the two societies. The other ( retary-treasurer. The other mem- contests between the two societies bers are R. B. Davis, ft. M. Pitts will be- an impromptu, spring term j L. W. Hardy, A. B. Cochran, J. and champion debates. j Cheney, G. Cleo Elrod, W. K. Wynne |jj ead Renlz f or white Touchdowns—Read Substitutions—Barron Miss Mary Persons is studying mu- sic-at National Park Seminary. ■ 4 Miss Mary Doyle Rogers is now Chattanooga Mrs. S. W. Norris of Henderson, Ky ; ..1, Tatum I' Miss Juliette Rutherford is spend- dut y to exercise that right which has Redd (cap.) ing niost of the year in "travel. Murkett Miss Evelyn Robuk who was to n °f>on ..-.-Ansel have attended Columbia University, King is staying at home with her mother, -Suppdorff whose health is not good. j -.l.:.-Clark 1 Miss_Pansy Palmer had a position of w °man suffrage, I. have felt B. - -Read at Ba<Iin, N. C„ but resigned in or- women - who are forced’to pay taxes B. Raulsion der to come home and will be with on thelr Property, should be allowed a- -Cate her mother whose health is not ^ express themselves relive to proposed law which will affect that Not Radical. “While I have not been be given over entirely to honoring those :who gave their lives' in. tho great world war. The committee in charge of the celebration indudea J. E. Baynard, chairman; L, B. Mathews, G. L. Worthy and E. B. Turner. Resolutions were passed, asking man s that a column in the Mercer Cluster be devoted to club news and ^•cial articles by the. members. The ’ob ject is to make the club as such a more prominent' factor in the cam* one^5t^P us Several new members the radical supporters of the cause ‘have been received making the ems that The ' freshman-sophomore debate , and A, H. S. Weaver. promises to be one of the liveliest j Members of the club have aiter- ^contest of the year. Each class is | ed their new field with more enthu- enly alive to the honor to be gained siasm than any other organization -victory in the interlectual line, at the university. Thos'iar the sophs have been on top but the freshmen say they will meet ■ on-'^an equal footing when it comes to debating. Another phase of the battle will be between the two societies. Each of the societies are urging the members of the two classes to try out and. win some dis tinction for their respective society. .The date of the tryout was set for Friday November 19th. ■ Twenty-right spankers. r The speakers in the tryout will be limited .to seven and one half minutes. The contest will be competitive and any member of either class is eleg- ible to try. The judges will be' cho sen by the debating council , from the members of the faculty. The subject. for the freshmen is Resol ved: That the United States should have a, third Political party. Any speaker-,can choose the side he pre fers and'get the material ■ for the argument and present it in his own style. The subject selected for the , sophomores is Resolved: That the United States should adopt the Lea gue of Nations without Reservations. With nine public debates practic- - ally assured which will take a total of twenty-eight speakers, theifc is not a man at Mercer who will not have ample opportunity to show his 1 debating . ability. This yaar more interest is being shown by the-s**^ men than usual. Sometimes there is not room enough in the society hills-to seat those who attend.' NORMAN PARK PROGRAM. The Bessie Tift. Society of Nor man Park Institute met- Saturday night in .the school auditorium and presented the following program: Vocal.Duet—Mabel. Fowler and Rebecca Kidd. Declamation—Lamar Metcalf. Reading—Ruth Norman. * - Debate—Resolved that the Federal Reserve Bank should lend farmers money on their cotton. Affirmative—Noelen Singletary and Cleo Patrick. - . Negative-t-Olan Batts and Maud Patrick. . . '-School News—James L. Joiner. The Sniggles Family. Mother. Margaret Keaton, Baby Giggles, Ad ding Bateman; Dancer, - Rebecca Kidd; Old Maid, Mary Gibson; Elo- Referee, Tolley. Clark, Cate. good. , | property. - .7 „ , c * * Miss Josie Lathrop was obliged 40. ,.g omc peop , tf contenlj ^ the Herndon for Parker, Scott for-White-. retarn home-to . Wilmington. N C„ suffrat;e pn ' vi | e ge will cause women before the closing of the session. She ^ neK , ect thejr home ^ In angwer _ will come back the second semester that _ f ask a fhan thrown down and finish her course at Bessie i t business .chances just because College. . there is an occasional election.” iiT.At-rts . e etaoin un un un un un ( .. Miss Sallie ., said that m-her opin- - : ! ion, the privilege of suffrage would G1BSON-MERCER FACULTY. cause women to become interested SHORTER FRESHMEN. MADE TO BE GOOD President Lawson E. Brown an nounces the following faculty to that The Shorter Sophmores had a day w'ith the Freshmen last week,. They posted the following rules which all Freshmen were required to observe: 1. You shall use no-.powder, paint or cosmetics of any kind. 2. You shall wear your hair made into a knot over one ear. The other exposed ear shall-be tied with Htreen ribbon. - ' • •. ‘ - 3. A skirt of-organdie or silk shall be worn. ' 4. You shall wear a middy, the collar to be pinned, tight around the' neck. r You .shall Wear one tennis shoe and one high heel slipper. G. Your name shall be written, in for Gibson-Mercer Academy. Lawson E. Brown, A. B., president. 1 Capt. Woodfirin Ratnpley, B. S., [ Military. Athletics ' and Science. I A. B. Green, A. B., Mathematics and Latin.. | M iss Ethel Irvin, A. B., History 1 and French. Mrs. A. B. Green, A. B.. English 1 and Bible. | Miss Martha Brown, Expression. Miss Sarglle Hendricks, B. M„. •Music. in the bigger things of. life and a result of this broadening influence, our nation will be better. “1 shali certainly v.ote,” she said. Miss Lucy . Barrett, secretary to the president, affectionately known to the boys as “Miss Lucy said, in a convincing manner: “1 . am perfectly willing for the men-to do jhe Voting.. You get a [crowd of women together “and they will get excited, lose their heads and go with the crowd, voting for, this rollment larger than last year. The new members are J. V. Odom, Ed ward Whitehead, Sears, Garrison, Knowles, M. S. Leach, G. W. Mc- L. B. Mathews, C. E. Bryson' K. W. Rae, Coalson, Williams, Harrington. The original members of the. club are L. W. Hardy, C'. E. LiiinAaUr, H. C. Hayes, J. E. Baynard, JC Wi Jones' H. H. Shirley, Prof. .B. C. Holtzclaw, C, E. Harper, T. H. Ro berts, O. B. Newsome, P. E. Mur ray, E. B. Turner, O. E. Brewer, G. L. Worthy, E. B. Everett, R. A. Lane, P. R. Anderson, W. W. Sin clair, R. J. Me Elrath. The officers for this year are O. E. Brewer, Edison, President; L. W. Hardy Sycamore, vice-president^ C. E. I-an caster, Clermont, secre tary ;: J. V. Odom, Valdosta, trea surer; H. C. Hayes, Clermont, his torian and Miss Geneviene Broome, Macon, spoonor. MISS ELIZABETH STARR NOW TRAINS COLLEGE GIRLS CHORUS . Miss Elizabeth Starr, teacher at i-h [shall rolled i ill day. cutionist, Mabel Smith; Giggler, green ink on -a placard whi Deene Ballinger; Gryer, Sarah Oil-j be worn down your back, lard; Chewing Gum, Giady Houston; 7. Your sleeves must be Songster, Lizzie - Norman; Pianist, 'up am Pearl Ballenger; Idiot, Myrtle Hill, even during meals. After ttie program interesting 1 8, You. shall show Seniors .and talks were given by Mr. Fry who sophmores difference 'by (ii) stand.- was assisting at revival at Baptist ing at attention whenever you meet church and four 6f the football play- them; (b) Holding doom for man -or that one simply because one j Bessie- Tift, trains the chorus of of her neighbors or fellow church | college girls who sing every Sunday . ”—~ 7 ! workers voted .that way. 1 am a morning in the Sunday school at the MUSICAL AT NORMAN PARK .^ auncb . Democrat but I think that i college and also the Baptist church The following program Vas given. >the men , especially in Georgia,' are j of Forsyth, The choir girls are Ruth by the music and expression de- bandbn( , the situation about as Rane'w, Martha Loveland Harrell, partments of Norman Park Institute ^ ad j y as poas ; b i e and I’m not in fa- Miriam, Butler, Benita Shumake, vor of-the women butting-Jn. Too Busy Now ercently: Piano solo- Louise Jones, -Gavette, bty Frimil— Reading---“A Modern -Miracle,”— fectionately known to the boys Miss Nelie Bertcy, bookkeeper, afy Butler, Oma Tafpley, Cornelia Fos- ers from'Douglas A. and M. Impossible Wife (buying 'new lot if bird shall 1 - liaye nil i Hlil/hv. - GjVt one With a What s.. r t them and allowing them to pass in; front of you (c) Standing up when they enter a room and remaining.standing until they are seated. !>. • No word shall be spoken by any Freshman while - in thedining Miss Nellie,’'. did not appear to be particularly enthusiastic over the prospects of. journeying to the polls to scrutinize the names and pictures of the modem Romeos. “I am per- Miss V’ieree and Myr- fectly satisfied to do all that I can t ohelp make our students true Mer- Ralph Norman. I Vocal solo—A May Morning, by L. Denza,—Garidad Suarez. Reading— “l.asca”—Jas. N'ewton. ; ‘ Double 'Piano Sojo—Scarf Dance, Charminade, | tie Hill Readings-. 1 'Somebody Did,” | Norman.. Vocal Solo—May Time, Ti itfei— Rebecca Kidd. (s-^jting from the play, t -f, y- -—Mar e Berryhill. Louise Dodd'. Daisy Butler, Lucile Norman, Josie May Johnson, Wilma ter, Bonnie Williamscon, Sarah Smi ley, Wills Berta Rogeirs, Josephine^ Clark, Elizabeth Moore, Florencri Darmielly, Charlotte- Jerks, Kathleen Estes' and Sarah Summerford. Miss Marguerite Robertson is the able ac- compainist. . T the student body that my thoughts Bu A Ruth cerians and- leave the conduct of public affairs to theta able hands,” jwill always be. occupied as they have Love she said. “I have been too busy this been this fall.” . fall to think about politics, and my j Democrats: Three; League sup- Madam hope > s that each year will see on'porters; three Busy “B’s” three, the campus so many new faces in ALL for fiercer I the school auditorium at Ifil October 26. The ehazactors repreocatad are: Co him McCormafk Franiiis ton. ' A prosperous Irish fanai County Kfidare. a Maurice Fitzgerald—Millard Vial ham—A rich yoni Dahlia artist. Terry Crcigaa—Robert McCormack’s nephew, a Patriot in Exile. Mr. Archibald PonnywR Lias Barrett—A wealthy young Engffah Tourist. Mr. M<chae: Pepperdius .Vivian Stubbs—An eminant ter. ■ 'i ^9 Shaw McGilly— Olin Barid^Rer— The laziest , man in county KSJnsu. Ann Mary Me ith a- He CartlftefeX-t bank and an eye on Cohria. EUeM Fitzgerald—Mies fiisabeta Barreht—A Dnblir Hoiro«. . ' Lade Agnes BarricHim 1 Mini Giady Dorian—Who h.«t||p#f at nothing. '-^3 Pegeen Burke—Mias Vannie Lock Tyler—A servant on tha MeCoctoadt farm. . Rose Creigan—Miss Eiiiabcth Mc Rae—A WQd Irish Rosa. Lads and Lassies. Time—1904. Piece—County Kildsre. Time of Playing—Two boon One-half Hours.. Act L^-Colnm M< fenn yard on the-ootekirts of a lage in County Kildare, Ireland. “St. Patrick’s Day in the Morning.” Act II.—Same scone a» Act few hours later. ‘The 1 ACT. HI.—Scone IH of Fitagenld’S house year later. "The last mer.” Scone 2.' Same as Sc—a 1, hours later. “Msvourasoa.” IS KBSOIiYR Build upon resolve, sot^apou m ' L — i—-- oils regtet, the structure of thy Grope ’ not among the - shadows of oM line but lrt thy soul’s light shine upon path of hope and dispel the dsrkaees. Was(e no tears upon the blrtted record of lost years, but turn the leaf sad smile, to see the fair white pages that remain to thee—Selected. * [ V Viui ik.: