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Eugene W. Btetaoo. Msznsr graduate,
>Ott( prteMsnt of -thfUCitixea ’■ Bank
' Maron sad etes natai of the board
' directors of to* Baurth National
••k, tea bses aiatead ebairma* of
Mercer University, Macon,
y, Feb. 3,1921
YING WINNING BALL MAY
iJJSHE* MERCER IN AS CHAMP
OF BIG S. I. A. A. TOURNAMENT
rgia Tech by the
the' Mereor Univarsi-
ha* now wedged lo
an open rtta for
bad honora ia the 8. I. A.
a jibing like an average
the Teaneeeee trip and eue
at home the Orange
teebetten which may sweep
i into iaoHag glory at the big
emeat in Atlanta the
to the affhet that the “Golden Toraa
da” paeaed only a gaatle breeze be-
fora ever that th*wn for the part two IfffDPffD PP AMI ATP
- Weete, the Mufdt University team fair- luUtuUi ULfll/UAlC
' ly swept the Qeorgia Teeh indoor ‘ ‘ Gol-
i, dra Venafie M off its-feet and ebalked
*;■ ap their eaeond ietory of the aeaaoa
ever toe Tallow Jackets, the final taJ
tf . Sijpt A*reer 41, Georgia Teeh IA
The Orange and filaek five waa
at perfect tea for the
ia Sanday’e Sewe
falkwiag for tepraaaioa:
fa their real fora diepUyiag
exhibit ioa of pan work
an almoat impenetrable de-
fmm at thaea, Mercer University Sat
urday night ia * faet and serappy gamw
af haahetball defeated Georgia Tech
41, to U
Begiaiag after two. min utee of play
had tlapaed the Orange and Black quin
tet jumped into' the game and' set a
(tee far the TeehHe they were un
able to kaop. After it waa shown, that
Mercer had made a comeback no one
acquainted with the Baptist aggregation
wan doubtful over the outcome;
Mereer proved to. the fans who num
bered only a few-hundred leas than
the crowd Which ‘ witnessed the Geor
gia content that the Orange and Black
quintet ie equal to anything in the
south, including the University of Geor-
- The game waa' equally te faat and ex-
'eating aa the Georgia " T ” game on the
previous night The fans were enthused
with the contest and-the .many aenaa-
tiosalplsyzAde by the loeala kept
the ^eetatora keyed to a high point
The attack, of the Orange and Black
machine was. furious. Tech fought hard
to atop the Mercer attach but to no
stall. The pam work waa brilliant,' the
guarding.-- and especially that of
Smokey Harper, Mercer standing guard,
waa -unaurpamable and finally the zpec-
shootlng of the Mereer outfit
the features of the'game.
Few times has a Mereer machine
such precision arid fury,
fright or any other
team'. Every man
the Mereer contigent ’on-
Victories to the Red and Black
it can be said that if Georgia
Mereer playing in trie form
Mir os|»,w did Saturday, night,
the Athenians would not have a chsnce
to defeat the local outfit.
It ia difficult to pick 'a star pr^ififa
from the Mereer quintet as the whole
outfit played ateHsrball. Harper prob
ably semes for first honors. This man
thrilled tfce spectators by the effective
wayikjg which he broke .'up'the drib-
hliag of tin Tech players. The Tcch-'tes
did not have a chance at-the basket as
OIO VOW KNOW—
Mercer University will soon have out an even dozen, govern
ors for southern states.
DID YOU KNOW—
^ That twenty-five states and one or two foreign countries are
sometlides represented at Merc^.University.
DIO YOU KNOW—
Tbe Mercer Uulversity student publication, the Mercer Clue
ter, is tbe only university student publication of regular seven-col
umn standard site.
DID YOU KNOW—
That Mercer University conferred a degree on Gen. Robert E.
Lee, ‘ .- ■
DID YOU KNOW—
That Mercer University at one time had as its graduates gov
ernors Qf Georgia, lorida and Alabama.
DID YOU KNOW—
About 76 percent of.the faculty of Mercer University are
doctors of philosophy.
DID YOU l^tOW—
That more than twenty Mercer students are teaching foreign
illiterates of tbe oity.
AND MERCER ON
L. G. I. FACULTY
IN 25 Y
BE ON CAMPUS
On the faculty of Locust Grove
are to be found seveftd graduates
cf Mercer University '-and Bessie
IS AGAIN HONORED
MERCER STARS BEAT
By C. E. Baker
Playing spectacular ball and shatter
ing Georgia's celebrated five-man de
fease for the (letter portion of the.'
battle, the Macon Y M.. O'. A. “Bines”!
made up of former Mercer stdr* defeat- j
ed the University of Georgia Bull
dogs in the Pity Auditorium .before
aa assembling of raying, rabid has
bet hall tabs by the score of .35 to 22.
It was the first defeat of the season
for the Athenians and incidentally
' the first time asy team had been able
to pnaetete .the Georgia's great de-
Tfce. loeals were, always
leading It waa never a wide ■ enough
margin, however, for the fana to feet
at ease, except .toward the close, when
the ‘.‘Blues’’ gradually pulled away
from their 'tpponents and rang several
pretty baskets from difficult angles.
Despite the absence of Josh Cody,
the local quintet displayed remarkable
teamwork upsetting the fondest hopes
of their admirers. They were never dis
concerted but in the battle as a unit
from beginning to end. Their teamwork
was just as good as'the visitors and
their eyes for the basket were much
better timed, therefore the Macon suc
cess that caused the crowd to go into
parox.vm* of -joy at several stages of
Two substitutes: the. little flashy
I-Joyd Ricks mi CfwIv’.M portion anil tin*
fre '-ha. tafc.n part IT fBT tovOTgT yaHT *"T To'
in the past. He covered the floor in'
line style and hi* shootiag waa brilMnrit.
He registered a total of seven field
goals, the highest number of any of
hie teammates. ’
Rentz thrilled the sjltetatora by his
many pretty and sensational long
shot*. This player is known for his
long shot* and the onrii Saturday night
were of tbe hair-raising kind. Slap
pulled off some neat dribbling also.
Ed Whitehesd and Gamble did their
share to ehalk up a Mercer victory.
Pew times has Whitehead played as he
did in the Teeh contest. He waa in
double the number of the plays as us
ual and when he hit a man it was felt
Gamble Gate Tlpoff. .
Gamble got the tipoff a good many
timee on his opponent at the center
position and the manner in which he
covered,thj floor was equal to that of
any v.-ierau in thp cage game. His
ability to slip ia under the basket un
covered! waa remarkable. By this he
registered 16 points and ^ - if “ hard
lurk” had not' been against him at
the time he would have registered sev
eral more marks.
Tiu-h did not have any mediocre five.
Its main trouble b -sides the fact that
the men could not hoot was their slow
ness. The men play furiously und it
takes a good outfit to dodge in and
out among them successfully. They
pass well and guard unusually good,-
hut they allow their opponneul» to
move about them t, >o fast Securing op
portunities at the basket - too mauy
Buck Flowers, famous football star
for the Golden Tornado, was perahps-
the Irest player for the visitors. ■ He
was fast as a streak and. thrilled the
spectators bv his brilliant dribbling.
' . ., ■ ‘ " i *-* V follower i he
Line up and summary:
‘ . manent position on the
Tech (I*) was" there- when needed.
Tift College, the president of the
school holding two degrees from the
university, under whaep direction
the institution has flourished for
twenty-five years. . '■ i-.
Welcome T. Smalley, Jn charge of
the English department Riley B.
Plymale, mathematics, a& Walter F.
Pate, Latin and Bible, are Mercer
men, while Bessie Tift to represent
ed by -Miss Helen BfWter, Miss
Lois Lancaster, Miss Spink and
Mis Myrtie Whatley.
During the time Prqaidsnt Gray
has been in charge the rahtion be
tween Mercer Univerarty haa been of
the finest nature. Locust Grove has
sent to Mercer a total vt 256 boys
and to Bessie’Tift a totai of 68 girls
out of a grand total of 9724 in the
last twenty-five years, if which to
tal number-there have bfen at Lo
cust Grove Institute 18M boys and
*68 girls. . i <-/
On the records thirtgte states and
four foreign, countries /have been
represented, eighty students coming
from other states than Georgia. Tbe
total number going te college is 767.
The school now has twenty-one of
ficers and teachers to lepd it on to
greater intent . AL
RERS PLEASE S
Oie *‘Y,V Frartseally every
wtaz present and aiae a large aateber
of visiters, all of whoa were full of
enjjsu^** 111 BI>< i ”pep” throughout the
meeting joining iq singing a number of
Mmgs played by Miss BeuLa Smith at
the piano. One of the main features of
the evening wasathe splendid singing
of. Miss I.iK-ille Mallory as she mani
test cl her n'ondt4-fdl talent in singing
“ Your- Eyes Hzw Told Me Ho* ’ and
• • The Japanese Sandman, ”
The business of the society was trans
aefeili in the society hall before the
young hsdies arrived as it was neces
sary that all go over to tha. “Y”
where there was a piano. A motion was
iiva'ie and.seeonded to accept Dr. Wea
veg’s offer of $a0. from the community
chest fund to pay for the invitations
to be sent out for Society Day. Every
mber t>f the society is-looking for
DR. WEAVER PROPOSES LIBRA-
RY FOR POETS BIRTH
If the proposed recently made to the
t’rtv of Macon-by President Rufus W.
Weaver is m-cepted, the house in whjeh
Sidney Lanier, Georgia *s best loved
poet was Imrn, will soon lie located
on Mercer oajnpus^ c ^
Sidney Lanier was born in Macon.
The homeplare is now owned by . Mrs.
Sanders Walker,’. who has lived in the
Lanier home for a number of year*.
Mrs. Walker has informed! the city
that she desires to construct on the
property a larger and finer residence
than the house in which the Georgia
poet was born.
Many plans have been offered to take
,<*« of Lanier’s birthplace. It was
suggested that the house be moved to
one -of the beautiful city parks of
Maeon, there to be used as a^ommuni-
ty house for tbe civic bbdies of the'
Other' plans have been offered but
the plan of the Mereer president is
•aid to be the most feasible and near
est in keeping with the idea which all
Georgia people cherish for the home
of the nhate’s own poet, who has writ:
ten many beautiful poems, songs and
Dr. Weaver’s plan Is- to move the
Lanier house to Mereer campus where
it will be newly equipped on the in
terior and converted into a Lanier li
brary: The plan includes the purchase
of a complete set of work* of Lanier
to become the property of the library.
It i« pointed out that , if the home is
used for this purpose, all Georgians
will have a shrine at which to pay trib
ute to the Maeoa poet. Mereer studenta
and the people of Maeoa will have
the privilege of v wiring the library
and enjoying the eomforts which wiH
DR. A. G. SPALDING APPRECIAT
ED BY UNIVERSITY STU-
Dr. Albert Theodore Spalding died
at his home in Atlanta, on Jariuarv 24,
at the age of eighty-nine. Dr. Spalding
was the oldeqt living graduate of Mer
cer University and was the oldest Bap
tist minister-in the south. .The funeral
aery-ices were held from the Pome De
Leon Baptist" church, of which he was
a member, with all the Baptist min
inter* of Atlanta participating.
Dr. Spalding is well known at Mer
cer where he has made many visits. His
last visit was during'-commencement
last June. At that time he delivered an
addrees and the degree of Doctq^^f
Laws was conferred on him by the uril |£
venqtv. He received a silver loving cnp.
as a token of appreciation for his long
Dr. Weaver had selected Dr. Spalding
deliver the convocation address at
the beginning of \he winter term. He
had accepted the. invitation but on ac
count of illness wus forced to cancel
the engagement several days before he
was to speak.
Although he did not visit much
among the students.on account of his-
extreme age Dr. Spalding was j well
known by all of them. On a number
of occasions stories have appeared in
the college paper about Dr. RpaMSug
and many speakers have spoken of him.
Albert Theodore Spalding waa born
in Elbert eounty Georgia, October 20,
1831, the hoa of Albert Matthias Spal
ding and Lucinda Burtoa. His father
was • professor and « minister. He en
tered Mereer, then leeated at Pen field,
at the age of sixteen yean, was eon-
verted and entered the ministry. After
graduatiag in the elans of 1851, ho toatk
s two year theological course and yens
jailed.a pastorate ih Augusta,
there he went tn Aiken*, 8. C. where
hw ‘ few several years. During »he students to
tMa teatorate he nmrvM Mian
. . R.F.
Weekiey (14t .
. . L.F.
Gamble (10) .
Bentz (14) . .
.Marper (0) . .
Summary: Substitutes: Tc.-h I played together. They
Jenks (1) for «»|rr: Armstead '(4lj doing’-'something they ’ve
for Brewster; Brewster fur .Flowers;'
Flowers for Staton; Staton fur Flow
ers; Flowers for Armstead; Armstead
for for Frazer. Mercer Meyer for
Weekiey; Scott for Rentz; Meyer for
Whitehead. Foul* called bn Tech a.
yn Mercer 8; Heore at end of first halt
26 to 8. Referee McArthur. -
husky Basie Wise, subbing for Bruc
banished from the contest after, losing; w ., ril with mm .|, interest to this day
his head' in the first few' minutes of | which will possibly be sometime the
play, were the big stiirs from a local I f ,f March.
^standpoint: Captain Charlie Morgan; _ .-|f I aril in order Mr. President
was aA usual the'high point man f»rj ^j.i \i r. Hinsley as he got up to make
the “Y” but he was closely guarded f a s | lort t .,i k to t |, P aorietv and visit
in. the first half of the fray -arid iriet ..f 1Iiak( . n mo tion that the doors
with sonw hard luck at several times.-j „ f t)ll . s(K .iety be opened and have it
<’«'ach Grace at center, played a remark-j’ ,.,| trunl now „ n . If it takes the Wes-
able steady game p:is<w>d nicely tMjiyM Glee Club.to get this crowd out
broke, up. the Athenians offense on I j we have a standing program
nirtnbers of occasions. Kenneth Dtin-I.rommdtteri to jiave them sent out each
wo.:ilv u-as also in the limelight to »i „o-eting.”
great extent. - j' . With this crowd it would tie pos-
Fur the big stars, our hats must be j *ifile to put anything over " said Mr.
offed to the first two mentioned, Ricks-' Murray ia tiiis short talk. After several
and MN'sc. and which of the two stood wonts <>f welcome Mr. Wyatt made a
out as the brightest scintillator -w»; remark that brought much laughter,
cannot, .letermine. but both played the; • • 1 am married” said Mr. Wyatt. “I
ball expected-of them-and then some. r.M-oinmenit it” The speaker then gave
Especially was this true of Wise. The |-i short talk in booAting the society
big guard u'.i s following tlsc ball * and telling - how the Phi IV It as' were
throughout the sitruggle and . to all in-going to put it over tbe *<’iceroneans.
tents and purpose his definitely won] He then .pointed out' what a help the
for himself a place in every Macon I triiiitiug of the society was no matter
what a person intended to do in life.
Mr. Haynes and Mr. Swinson also gave
After these talks the. boys crowded
around the piano and sang several songs
with the. young ladies hefort leaving
t to- building.
OPENS BIG SEASON
Xo.mi.n Park, Oa., The Dixit Prep j
Athletic Association bawkethnll race
has‘.opened with much enthusiasm- The.
association is urs but is composed of j
some of thw strongest schools in South I
if not. a
broke up jiass
flowers (oj after pass, evune up out of the numer-
B"rew;ster (6) ous spilt* with the ball and passed the
Frazer (0) agate out .of danger:
Mayer t'-* ( . It was surprising and gmtfying to
; .Htaton (01 ; w -j.| n es« the way Ricks’ and' Morgan^
played together. They succeeil.sV in
before, play txvgelher. In the first half
Morgan did the unbelievable stunt of
ruining fhe floor and with his mates
feeding tlie liall to Rieka anil Grace. In
III.- last peciiiil- as soon Os Georgia's
oii ,1.Is ttegaii..wKvtehiug.. Ricks the leant
fe.l I.. Charlie and Charlie rang the
baskets a* per his usual style.
N’orman Institute defeated Hparks
f’ollege here Monday, .14 to 15. The
teams looked to be evenly matched for
the first ten minute* of play but Nor
man tightened lip and constantly gain
ed until the w*his*tle blew ending the
contest. The teams meet again on Feb
Standing of Association.
Teams W. L. Pet.
Piedmont Institute ---1 0 1.000
Brewton-Parker ---—1 0 1.000
Norman Institute -~--l 1 .600
Sparks College —1' 2 .333
South Ga. College ---0 1 000
fourth wedtiirig ateijr.e#fry. ^ .
1919. Mrs Spalding died a yqar ,ggp.
Dr.. Spalding war pastor of the Berean
Baptist ehnreh in Philadelphia, for two
year* preceding the war between the
dates. Northern hostility toward the
south caused him to give up this place.
He was pastor at Selma, Ala., during
the war and sinee that time had been
pastor of prominent Baptist churches
in Mobile, Louisville, Atlanta Galves
ton and Chattanooga, for the past sev
en years be served as chaplain of the
Georgia Baptist Orphanage at Hape
Until loot August Dr. Spalding had
preached one or more sermons every
Sunday for more than sixty years, a
record which has few equals anywhere.
His health was good until last Christ
mas when extreme old age caused a
general -breakdown. He is survived by
five children, .11 grandchildren and
five great grandchildren.
In 1000 B.
campus was a ‘ ‘ Pain.
in the sand or want
nearby ocean. In' 1000
part of a treeless tract
red aborigines fonght
1871 thlr. one time beaek
site of -Mercer University,
planted in 1904 to
pus and scrubs were added to
1913 to complete the embilshmtet
Just as Mercer gathers her clays
ornaments from four corners of
‘arth in like manner she assembled th#
decorations for her campus. Thera, are *
Camphor trees from Putnams Islaate,
Japanese privets from Japan, Laurels
from England, firs and evergreens
from the far north, Oleander tree*
from the south and pines find oak*
from onr native state, Then add to
these poplar, elm and magnolia trees
and numbers of scrubs that Miss Bai
lie designated by the following appor
tions. Pittosporum Abelia, "Ai
privet, Cedrous deodorus, Apollo’s 1
eland Crepe Mtertel and one finds that
the vegetable speqies of derm si tans
equals the animal type* tn the varied
and peculiarity of their names as well
as in the diversity of their origin.
But these shrubs and students tee*
other characteristics ia eoamtoa. A
great many of tbe shrub* ase swv :■
.green and tio even tons with a.
portion of tbe stadqnts. Ate Qian toe**
are some of these membei* of the ni
bble kingdom that don’t*seem te thrive ^
-!n their present 1 ocarina. Dr. -Pox
say* that too eearpos soil h short on
plant food. Mny be % rarrespnading
segrity of saiszgj^jrrTrndrr hi tteanaan
for the failure too toe port of
FRESHMAN ARE TOLD
, ABOUT CAMPUS MOUND
Vtsttors to Mercer campus have
long wondered , the significance of
the vine-covered mound to th?
right of the steps at the entrance
of the main buiiding. , Some have
asked if some Mercer (fi-esider; or
member- of the faculty had been
given tbat honored location a- his
final resting place-
Members of the F'eabnii;ii cla^s
each 'year ask upperclassmen if
someone has really been burled
there. In a kind and sympathetic
rrtanner, dignified seniors will con
fide in them that Jesse Mercer, for
whom Mercer University was
named, was buried there and that
his last request was that his re
mains should be burled on the' cam
pus, Of course the remains of the
first Mercer president wore not In-
tered there, however.
“Doc" Bloom, known to every
Mercer man past and present, re
cently informed o: e of the mem
bers of the student body that the
mound was placed there merely to
beautlfuy the campus. There was
another on the opposite side of the
steps, Mrs. Battled wife of a for
mer Mercer president, had the two
mounds built and
RULES FOR MEDAL
Psssing resolutions, discussing mo
lions, and debating was the way in
i-li the (liceroneans spent the time
•last Monday night nt their' regular
To change the constitution always
causes the wanted amount of oratory
and last Monday there was a motion
have all the constitution revised.
From this the discussion started and
some of' the regular “artists” held
rth until the time was almost passed
Have the program.
The regulations for the giving of
the Upshaw medal; which has been of
fered for the best all round debater,
•settled. The rules are that any
member, shall be elegible who shall
attend seventy five per cent of the
meetings from now, until June. The
final contest’wilt be held in the society
hall and the members contesting will
speak from a given subject and the
judges will select the best speaker.
The subject for debate was resolved:
Thst, the President of ihe United
Ktjrtes should be elected for a term of
six years and be ijneligble for reelect-
ion. ^ '
Tire ntlirmative speaker* were Wal*
do E. Wood atid. J. L. Hendon. Accord
ing to the judge#'they_won the deeiaios
the vote being two to one. The.nega-
five speakers were T. Kirkle and R- B.
many, college tads a^e dietihg 1
few are on a Hunger strike.
But trees and rtrutrtr-on-Meeeer cam
pus is my assignment so back to the'
woods I must go. Of all the treea oa
the campus tbe elms are- the moet’
numerous. Elms are planted on either
side of the driveway-The old tree holds
the Soph more colors on high during
the Fresh-Soph rush is an Elm. The
first row of trees at the front of the
campus is composed of Elms. Behind the
Elms is a-row of Poplars. Most of the
shrubs are grouped in front of the
Library. The writer will have to plead
ignorance of the tndividnal names of
the plants. Ask Mrio Sallie; she knows.
A* a purpose of a university is «the (
spreading of knowledge, a label tied to
each tree and' shrub containing the
name and geuu* of the plant would help
Mereer in discharging her duty-
COACH IS CONGRATULATED
Coach J. H: Jenkins, of Norman,
intative that the association was
of all former pupils ate friteds on
his successful launching of the Dixie
Athletic Association. It was on bin
initative that the association was
formed. . .
Norman was defeated at Waycroas
by the fast Piedmont team Saturday
while New Prospect scrubs defeated
Sparks. Tht scrubs also defeated
the Sparks scrubs. Tuesday the
scrubs defeated the Omega scrubs.
COMPLIMENTS GLEE CLUB
Rome sweet usually comes along with
Disappointments ia written all over
the fores of the memhesa of the (Ret
Club in capital letter* boeaaasJDs^fiP
nger has been advised that it will opt
be possible for tbe club to appear a
Tennessee College due to a deficit in
curred there during the schedule of
entertainments this season.
In Ihe letter received from President
George J. Burnett, he expresses his ne-
gret that be will not be able to give'
the club a date. In his letter, however
he say* in part. “You brought such a
splendid group here last-veal that ”I
covet for my students the privilege of
knowing such voun men.’’
The club may appear in Murfrees
boro, however, a* negotiations are oa
with the manager of the Grand Theatre
there looking to an engagement for the