MERCER UNIVERSITY? MACON, GEORGIA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 1921. ,
REMAIN AS NOW
OWING HALL. FOR 1,000 STU
Of NTS READY BY NEXT
V- FALL. *
.. The Mercer University Is to soon
begin the .development of the master
plans of. a great university system
Of buildings and properly arranged
i became more of a^eality last
by the presence of noted New
For weeks and weeks students have
been interested in constant surveying
• of .neatly every foot of the hundred
acre campus and' even those not so
particularly interested in this every
feature have stumbled over' Uie line-
man's peg in. the ground or else heard
some underclass man make' the air
barn with'his remarks following con
tact with one in the night time.
The master plans, as explained by
those In charge of the work, and
whose plans are to be submitted to
the trustees in February are to leave
all the present buildings intact and
so enlarge'as to make them either
to adjoin the others or follow a sim
ilar scheme. All the present build
lags, with their ealargemeat and an-
are to care for the purely aca-
wee of. the college. whlls
the only additional building on the
academic square will he a
up to date-chapel building
in the center of the big group of 9eveo
IE TIFT DECREASE
JUST ABOUT NORMAL
Thle month of December was
spent\n making planstb-^neet the
inevitable decrease in the\ stu
dent body at Bessie Tift. 9
ful estimate was made of the nu
ber the college thought might/Tail
to .return. Twenty percent, was
about the most conservative es
timate made. By supper on the
opening day the student body was
short only ten per cent, and by
the next day not quite five per
cent. The students are here and
are earnestly engaged . in ‘ their
work. The decrease is just about
normal. They are not-spending
as much money as usual; but this
is not thought- a disadvantage.
UNCLE EDMUND IS
OLD NEGRO EMPLOYED AT BES
SIE TIFT COLLEGE 52 YEARS.
| On tli<- rriiiifui-. :it lifiMi' Tift Vs an
I n! !■ iirjr'r'n l>v tli,- ii.nii,’ <if Kdnioml Bell,
j Whi n dressed up tie is a diguifted' look
ling .personage. For fifty two years he
I h:ls l> *en .-III eniplnyee * of tin'.college.,
|His hu sine ^ is trimming the hedges,
planting and a-yltivating tli flowers.
■ •tlicr trash.
boulevarde will be built
*160 foot from the Oglethorpe
College corner of the cam-
just south, of the present
ding. An entrance to the
^•reseat main building will be made
oa- both the Troht and rear with all
the offices on the ground floor. The
present front steps will be torn away
and the Interior stairway used ex
la the center of the square now
occupied -by Sherwood Hall and
Peufleld Hall is: to be erected a Jin-
tag hall which will seat i thous^nJ
students and around this half is to be
'grouped dormitories on all Corners
AND HELP STARVING
BESSIE TIFT GIRLS SHARE
BREAKFAST WITH EURO
1 - FEANS.
picking up p:i|rt-rs .
* Aiming tlitisi* why urt* •» i jn|»U»"vtvl al
the collect* art “Aunt Emma,” wife
"t “I’rielt* hiliimifil, . Iiin two .son,4
<'hnrl<*M n•»:•! K«l, :• ir«I hip dan^lif «*r, Ella,
Par a minib* r of rears Jus son ,(’arev
was o'fii i Imi v. . It n' t'nHv In- lias
to <’hirogo. \Vherf he hulls a 1
sihh* jiiiil hrcrat.rve inn. ■
There U aiiothi r pirl iires.jiie. oM rl.Vr
key connected with the college force.
ITi- name*. is (J«*'ir^e lie • drivts a
»*ai t. -driiw ir 1 *y ah nijosual'y large ox.
When told of . some h tilling'. Iw*, hiivs,
“AH right,, jet soi hi 'a I fan bring up
my ‘eattalae/’. ...
BEN G1LLMAN TALKS TO
When the girls of Bessie Tift were
presented with the consideration of
the problem of helping - feed the
starving children of- Europe, they
rose to the emergency-nobly. The
first step taken by them was' the
Adoption of somai, children by each
class. But with the better spirit of
giving, which is truly-sharing, they
later decided .to add to the fund by
denying themselves their breakfast
one morning each week until sehooi
closes and donating -the amount
which it would cost the college to-
furnish the breakfast.
The College Sunday school has
also tal^en op the matter and the.
<he am 'Suff'dwy school etesw*!!? VniaSetT
the adoption of children. The
superintendent, Mr, W. G. Wellborn,
With the desire to have a.part in the
enterprise ha soffered to give one-
tenth the amount necessary to sup
port each child adopted by the Sun
Getting a man, according to Ben
Gilhnan, transportation manager of
the Macon Chamber of Commerce, is
something of a 'Jpb whenever some
thing worth wM|j is to be. accom
In his address do the members of
the Mercer Schoql of Commerce he
urged the students to prepare them
selves for the complex transporta
tion problems which they would soon
have to face in the business world.
His adress follows in part:
“When something worth while is
to be accomplished, the first step to
ward the satisfactery handling of the
matter is to get a man.
The world is eryihg for men to
grapple with producing plants, with
industrial undertakings, or to use
a street phrase, *who can put it
over.’ TRe' world heeds good men.
When I say good men. I men God
fearing men.- ‘The greatest single
factor in a successful business make
up, is religion; the best assurance
that we may have SB to the safety of
business, is religion^ and the greatest
menace to the business of this day,
is the lack of religion.’ I juet learn
ed these truths a ffcw days ago, and
they came from t^e foremost com
niereial reporting agency of our
country, being stated as the result
of a J careful survey; by experts.
“The mindsof men have been
twisted into all kinds of shapes dur
ing the war period, Rad meanness of
every type has shekm> the very foun
dations of our cooijtry, and it ii
therefore, a most important matter
for you,—each of ’ yap,—to take
stock of yourselves, igatf Jf you have
not already fastened Fyginmel ves into
the practice Of religion, which means
its full enjoyment, Rif advice is, get
right right pow. . ijpbr i»J strata,
ute trouble in my life until I forgot
to say that simple little prayer-that
my mother taught me, and forget
tu be thankful as l would come to
see the light of a .new day.
"Government control " and opera-
of the activities on the campus and-j t j on our ra ji roa( j s was ma( j e a
by next, year they will likely be able | rnore difficult matter because of the-
L. G. L OPENS 'MERCERGOUSIN
WINTEP TERM! SIDNEY LANIER
OLD STU0ENT8 RETURN AND
MANY OTHERS ENROLL.
OF MASONIC CLUB
Electron of officers and plans for
the hew year claimed the attention
of the Masonic Club at their last
meeting. The officers elected were
as follows: Hubert C. Haynes, of
Clermont, president ! John .B. Odum,
of Valdosta, vice president; E. R.
Jtatehr of -tiudiwiei, -secretary.
The club has been hampered in
the work planned fpr the year by not
being nble to get a room in -which to
hold regular meeting's. However,
they are expecting to hold meetings
from time to time and get irito some
Bleckley Memorial, Too.
That other students in the Mer
cer University system of Secondary
Schools and Colleges are doing their
part toward raising the fund to be
used to alleviate the suffering of
European children is proved by the
fact that students at Bleckley Memo
rial Institute denied themselves sup
per for one week with; the under-
aaeept the lower southern corner |standing that the college would con
-Where the power and central heating
plant witl be located.
The hew gymnasium and stadium
la to be located on the block of the
Dempsey property -where the present
alamnl field now Is. The president's
i Is to be .located on -the 8<ff-
propertv. facing Ash street.
This building and the dining hall Is
to soon be in process of construction
the comtietton of the dining hall
for a thousand students set for the
next fall opening.
tribute to the. European fund a cash
contribution equal "to that which
would have been spent; for supper
during -the week. ■ •
TALKS TO STUDENTS
PHI DELTAS HOLD
With a fire'that recalled the days
of yore the Phi Deltas last Monday
night debated the subject Resolved:
That Haaing should be abolished at
all: lnatitutfons of learning.
The aflbnatlve got the edge of
tte_ argument and won by a vote of
two to one. W. F. Hlnsley and H. C.
etamey represented - the affirmative
and'each speaker delivered his ar '
gument In a .spiritual style. The neg
ative, was represented by G, L.
Yforthy and V* .E. Swenson. The
argument delivered by them was In
ilp top style but they were forced to
concede the decision to their oppo
PUTS BAN ON BALL.
Hon Pst M. Neff, governor-elect of
their last regularmeeting. The new
members accepted were Paul Peary
and J. W. Moore.-They were given a
Speaking on the subject of “Moral
responsibilily_in Public Service” at
Merger chapel Monday, the Rev. Oli
ver Hart, rector of Chrisffs church
this city,, said in part. “The wanton
extravagance displayed in the recent
war showed the necessity for a deep
er sense of moral responsibility in
public service. heartv welcome rind at an early dat
He cited an instance in connec- i
tion with the distribution of supplies
wherein it was found that in' one
camp alone there was a shortage of
60,000 blankets. To illustrate the
advantage of having men who feel a
keen sense of duty he told of a
young man attached to his company
to get a private room. During last Attitude of railway executives and
fall they-visited the Masonic orphans ■ sei .ui*ity owners throughout that pe-
hmne aqd the rip did the entire club r ; 0 d, who spread propaganda in a
good. . Another trip was planned for ,^ost artful manner without inter-
au early , date and all members are m j SS ro n .' It was hardly necessary to
anxious to see their little friends-jj H this so far as the business people
-F aln - j were concerned, because govern
Sometime during the spring the ' ment ownership, operation and con-
club.'will hold a get-to gi'ther party jtrol of the railroads has never been
in which all members are urged to .be a popular thing with broadminded
present. It is generally felt that they? j business men,_who regard it very nec
are not associated together enough essary to save individual initiative
anil they will try to learn <*ath other in connection with industrial enter,
better. The club decided to have prises, and who believe that it would
individual pictures in thy -Cauldron ( open the way for the ownership and
and the money will be raised by the control of -many other' industries,
secretary at'on.ce for this purpose. closely- related and wholly dependent
- upon transportation for the main
tenance of profitable a ctiyity. We
desire to-keep away from the loss
oT competition, believing that .it will
Aim/ MCMDCDC > incentive toward excel
HE TV - lVILlVlDEIYj lence, which must have this element-
to stimulate ambitions and send men
upward in the constructive- lines.
The acceptance of two new mem ,, . - , . .
Mim.are more and more giving them-
bers and a. spirited debate was the st .^ s t( , „ nselfish serv ice,. it. is true,
wav in which the Cceroncans held
Locust Grove Institute opened for
the winter term with a good enroll
ment. During the fall term the en
rollment was thfe largest in the histo
ry *of the school. Nearly all the old
students • returned and some .ne\y
names have been added To tlfce regis
ter. The students have gotten down
to work in real earnest aiyl profita
ble term's work is anticipated.
An addition of twenty four rooms
was • completed to the Boys’ Dormi
tory just before Christmas, by,which
sufficient provision is made for hous
ing in comfort all the young men.
The building is equipped In a modern
way, steam heated and- electrically
lighted. Electric lights were. Instal
led throughout the institution before
The school leads all the secondary-
schools of the Mercer System In the
enrollment of 'ministerial* students.
Since the school was founded in 1894
one hundred and thirty-three minis
terial students have attended. The
last term a registration of eighteen
These yobng men have given, in ad
dition to their regular studies, special
training for ministerial duties by
Rev. C*C. Heard. Some of them
have churches in which they are ren
dering splendid service. In all their
work and the spirit manifested by.
their*association the preacher boys
set for their fellow a worthy exam
* Newman Is Good. '
L. G. I. is satisfied with the record
made thus far during the school year-
in athletics Coach W. D. Newman Is
looking forward to the baseball sea
son as an opportunity for. the Insti
tute to pet oats
Citizens to commemorate
BIRTH OF master LYRIC
Robert Lanier Anderson, first cous
in of Sidney Lanier and. graduate of
Mercer University In the class of
1889, will preeidq at the exercises
commemorating the anniversary of
the birth of Sidr.*-y Lanier, master
lyrical poet of the southland, which
occurred In Macon years ago. The
program, will be given February 3 in
the Wesleyan chapel at 8 o’clock.
A program, composed almost en
tirely of Lanier's works, will be ren
dered at that time by artists of'
Macon. Three things will be
compliahed by the program ,lt Is
hoped, by those In charge. They are;
First the paying of tribute to the
memory of Macon’s own poet, mssi
clan and soldier; second, the educa
tion of the people of Macon to ap
preciate the greatness of their Lan
ier, and third, the fntherance of edu
cation in kia native state.
Robert Lanier Anderson, first
cousin of Lanier, will preside at the
exercises. He will Introduce each
artist "With a few words concerning
that part of the poet’s life that-is
especially akin to the particular
work that will be presented.
“Jones’ Argyment” will tint be
rendered by Basil Wise Hall, a tal
ented young reader of Macon. Pro
fessor David Soderquiat. of the
’Wtesleyan College faculty, will sing
two songs of Lanier’s. He will be
accompanied by Professor Jossph
Maerx. also of Wissleyan. The first
of the tonga will be “My Life Is Like
a Sommer Rose,’* the music to Which
was written bp Lanier and the words,
by Richard Wilde. The other selec-
-tton wfll be “As Evening Star.”
words by Lanier and music by Dad-
BESSIE TIFT -
IS GIVEN BIG
“TOLLEFSEN TRIO*’ ONE OF
HIGHEST CLASS ATTRAC
‘ . '• ‘J
In view of the annoaneefiieat, *f
the appearance of the 11 lslSalsd
Tollefsen Trio” to Bessie Tift eeL.
le«re on the evening of Tuesday, Jpni.:
25th and the cordial invitation Je
whole community, the following-ar-. '
tie'e, which appeared in the Atlanta ^
Journal is of especial interest*'
“The most prominent event ef 1
week combining artistic and
interest, will be the concert, given
the "Tollefsen Trio’ in the ballroom
of the Capital City Club on Monday
afternoon, beginhing at four. This
is given under the auspices of the
Atlanta Music Study Club and’ is
the fourth of the dob-’s series Ja*
I time. - ....
“As has bfeen the cmae^in recent
concerts held in the series, A large
and representative andience will-he
present to hear the recital, wtodL
brings the Tollefsena to tUe dtp
for the first time
A most interesting
being offered. It will combi]
artistic end technical merit
more tuneful and appealing typo <
music than has been offered .recenti
in the course. The mneic .piaffMl I
the .New York Chamber
ciety was partly very
that by Cyril Scot! wholly so.
Tollefsen*, on the other _
not continue this modernist:
tien, hot trQl offer some
familiar tonalities in their
"The two larger nt
Boellmann’s trio in G
Tschaikowaky’a trio' in
Both are wooderfal f
trio form. The
letics'by the entire school there is
every reason to believe that Locust
Grove will have a first class team and
make a good record this spring. *
The Military. Department has done
excellent work among the boys. The
period allotted for daily drill gives
opportunity - for phyiseal exercis"
is well as mental and moral discip
line that is invaluable to the student-.
Ttfh young women also, are organised j
the piano,by Mrs. T. II. Adams, will
read two of Lanier’s poems, “Baptls 1
in de Grass” and Barnactes."
Ellsworth Hall will introduce the
speaker of the occasion, Mrs. Wal
ter D. Lamar, president of the Sid
ney Lanier chapter of the United
Daughters of the Confederacy. Mrs
Lamar will speak on “Sidney La
nler. Musician. Poet and Soldier."
“The Ballad of the Master and
into physical .culture classes with
daily routine of exercises under the
supervision of a member of the fac
ulty as athletic difeetor for-girls.
GOOD PROGRAM GIVEN
On Friday night January 14th, -Mrs.
Ketlicrinc .loiu-s appeared in the Rev
sic Tift ainlitorium aad gave to a
large and. appreciative audience a .De
lightful program consisting of selpet-
tHe Trees." words by Lanier and
music by Chadwick, will be rendered
by Mrs. Alfred H .Hill, who will be
accompanied by Mrs. I. H. Adams.
Mtu Randolph Jacques will read
Lanier’s “The Revenge of H&mlsh.”
Mrs. Maerz will play two violin so
los by Shumann, Lanier’s favorite
composer. She will be accompanied
by Professor Maerx.
Because of -the fact that practical
ly all. of Lanier’s musical composl-
ions from well known author*. Some, Hons were for the flute and as they
of the ii umbel s brought ripples at j (j 0 not retain their true beauty when
laughter flora' hpr neirers, while the transposed to other instruments, It
others'were of a more serious nature, was thought fitting that Mrs. Maerx
The readr's interpretation^, was good -select her renditions from the works
leleetion was tVoroifcrhl v ( 0 f Lanier's favorite. ’ *
* ■ j TTie exercises, which were decld
had visited the college gfi upon at the suggestion of Mrs.
liy her pleading intro-j Lamar, were planned by- the Macon
made all feel that she Federation of fWlomen's Clubs, un
done again and that she der the direct supervision' of Mrs. F
was gla l to
•is a real friend.
p. Land .president of the federation.
but. w.c need never expect to come
to the day when there will not be
some reaching, or seeking to reach
higher than their fellows around
. . them and get some personal satis-j
win be put. on the program to' .f^tion and notorieiy for the accom j
speak, plishments they strive to consumate |
The subject for debate was Itesol « onit . new and legitimate form. j
ceil: That, the United States* govern-1 Demoralixed Horde,
men t should jtrant. a bonus to all ex- “When war was-over’(except from I
service' men not wounded The rep technical standpoint) anil the rail-
whose duty it was to cafe for a mule
team. “This young man treated his
dumb charges better than himself,”
said the speaker. “He would arise
thirty minutes earlier than was re
qutred each morning in order .to
have everything duly prepared for
the day’s work. We need more men
like that. This,,man volunteered, of
course. Ho proved himself a trust
worthy servant of the public wel
fare. lie felt a deep sense of the
moial responsibility attached to his
work." , * :.-
Rev. Hart, in commending this ex-
Texas, who , is a ■ deacon and was f° r
guny years clerk of the First Baptist ample to the students said tout -the
church of Waco, requested that the student must, look largely to the. col
customary inaugural ball be omitted | frgeg_to furnish men of this i-harac-.
when tf<€akeg the uatli- of office this (er, since from colleges and umver
moatt. pne romrnitH c complied with 'sities come nearly all our -public -ser.v
his req*st. . " 1 »f»t s
(i -II. -Newsome and \\ G. McRae. Ac regular order of things to exist and
cording to the judges, the speakers function, according to the needs of
on the .negative. James Ivev and It. industry and commerce we had a
I,. Carter, got the best of the argil- m ost demoralized horde of workers,
merit. It proved -a • subject of much without very mature study and con-
intcrest to all the- society and H ev sideration we had numerous plans
era 1 two minutes speeches were de- [submittexl as to operation of rail-
llyercd after the regular debate was roa( j s . unt il Congress was as much'
over. ....... at sea on these problems as could be j
..The coming society day is claim imagined. The transportation law,
ing much attention of the members „f 1020, resembles but few of the |
of the.society.- They are expecting te numerous ideas first presented and j
have one -of the most, elaborate pro- sought to be enacted irito a law. The I
grains’ in the- history of Mercer on transportation law of 1920, morel
tluit day. No word has been received than any other -statute that I have'
yet as to whether the girls from Res studied, reveals the desperate situa
si,,. Tift will he able to be here on tion which Congress was occupying j
tli at date or not. However, some" when it framed the act, and it does
of. the -member.; who are sponsoring not require a very learned man to j
the prove state tba't this will, likely' i “- I
be arranged ir
Continued on page 4
DID YOU KNOW 1 — '
Tti.it the head of the department of philosophy of Columbia
College. New York, is a Mercer graduate and former professor. Dr.
W 1.1 Kilpatrick.
DID YOU KNOW—
first blind stud
with a degree Georgia’s
cat. R‘. I, Barksdale,
- ] . •
DID YOU KNOW— .
That Mercer University i* the only university having Journal
requred course for graduation. . ' . . . .
DID YOU KNOW— = - -
That Merct-e University so pleased and inspired the student*
before Christmas that only fifteen failed to return, despite the de
pressed monetary condition. ' - ’ *1
DID YOU KNOW—
That Mercer University In three years has paid up an indebt-,
edness of $240,000.00. and now has assets of more' th*ff*tl,30Q,000.00.
DID YOU KNOW—
That Mercer alumnus wrot# a history of France which la used
as a text book in that country.
he a group of I
table for their melody i
appeal. This will include
by Fernandcz-Arboa, an elegy by
Arensky and Goddard’k scherzo from
“Mrs. Tollefsen will contribato q.
number of piano pieces that wiD
prove grateful to the audience. The -
exquisite Schumann composition, •
‘Soaring,’ finds a place in this’groap.
as do also Leschetixky’s Arabesque
and the Allegro Appasionata of Saint
“The trio is composed of Catf
Tollefsen, violinist; Augusta Sehna;
be) Tollefsen, pianist, and Paul Re
fer, ’cellist It is one of the bept
known chamber musie organ!xationa
now on the American concert stage .
and is enjoying its tenth season of
well merited popularity.
“The remaining tickets wiH bo
placed on sale at the door Monday
afternoon. These can be had for
NEW INFIRMARY ON
PARK NOW OPEN
THE STAFF INCLUDES SEVERAL.
The Oglethorpe Private Infirmary,
on Oglethorpe street, overlooking
Tattnall Square, in the old Wimber
ly home, which has been remodeled^ -
was opened Monday.
All is in readiness, for the open
ing The infirmary contains SI
beds and the moat modern equip
ment Miss Mary Camgibell, form-.,
erly superintendent of the Wfltismi
Hospital, will be superintendent of
nurses at the Oglethorpe HoapitaL
Min Margaret Brice will bo the
nurse in charge of the operating
room. • *
The staff is composed of the fol
lowing: Drs. A. R. Rozar, T. H. Hall,
Herbert Respese, M. A. Clark; H. P.
Derry. J. L. King, C. H. Walker and
O. P. Keen. Dr. Rozar is president, ,
Dr. Hall vice-president and Dr. Raa-
pess secretary and treasurer.
BUTTER AT BE88IE TIFT.
On Wednesday morning Charlie But
ler came in'. There are no chapel ser
vices at Bessie Tift during exaaiiae*
tions, hut that morning -the student
holy met in ehspel from ten-to tee-
thirty and for a half hour, they lis
tened to, perhaps, the sweetest gos
pel aisger in America.