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Says Athletics Power in
"The power that lies in school a
letics is coming more and more to
recognized, and the importance
controlling and supervising tb
athletics is demanding attentio:
?aid Dr. Henry D. Phillips, rector
Trinity Episcopal church, yesterc1
afternoon in addressing school m
and women who had gathered at 1
' Columbia theatre for the second g<
eral session of the State Teache
. "Most thoughtful men recogni
that the training of the physical m
is putting into the background t
training of the mental and spiriti
qualities. What are we going to
. "Athletics is taking more tir
than should be devoted to it-wh
are you school people going to
about it?" he asked.
"There is everywhere a treme
1 dous interest in school and collei
athletics. We have gone mad on tl
subject of athletics. If we build i
a strong group of citizens, it will 1
. because of the contributions made
that citizenship by school teacher
All of us see what an important pa
athletics plays in the life of tl
. school-and college boy and girl, ar
we are also coming to know the va
?ce of athletics as a trainer and d
veloper of character.
Fair, Square and Honest.
"Fair, square, honest athletics wi
produce fair, square and honest me:
We all know there have been irregi
larit,ies- in athletics-whether the;
irregularities begin in high schools <
in colleges we can not say. We kno\
though they are there, "and it is oi
duty to deal with them.
"A town wants to have a winnin
.ball team. The citizens of the tow
want a winner; some big strong bo;
a star player, not a boda fide studen
plays on the school team and helps
to win. What is the effect of sue
tactics on the other members of th
team and on the boy himself? Is an
one deceived? Can you fool a boy
Does he not know that crooked atl
letics are being indulged in? Wha
is the effect of such crookedness o
the student body?
"Over zealous alumni pay part o
a student's expenses to college s
that he may play football. Is this fai
and square athletics?
"Are we, through our athletic:
teaching our boys and girls that w
will not connive at irregularity? Ar
we showing that we are honest to th
"In our high schools we have go
to require a standard of scholarship
"We must let is be known that ?
boy who has not enough brains h
, . keep up with his classes has no
enough brains to play football and ti
engage in right and? ethical practice
on the athletic field. We should le
our standards of ethics and honest:
of the class room prevail on the ath
letic field. Athletics is a power fo:
good or for evil, all depending on th<
way it is managed. The managemen
of athletics is worthy of the serioui
attention of our school men anc
school women. Clean athletics, hones
athletics, square athletics produce
men of cleanness, honesty anc
Dr. Phillips was heard with mud
interest and was warmly applauded al
the conclusion of his address.
Dr. Swearingen Speaks.
At the conclusion of the address
of Dr. Phillips, Dr. J. E. Swearingen,
state superintendent of education,
During the course of his remarks
Dr. Swearingen said, "We will pay
every high school application in full
and also every term extension claim.
We . will also pay vocationel educa
tional teachers m full-so do not
worry." This statement was received
Dr. Swearingen devoted a consid
erable part of his address to a discus
sion of financial and legislative sub
jects, saying at the outset that the
legislature was the highest school
board in the state. He told of the dif
ficult situation which the legislature
faced this year and of the postpone
ment of'the payment of taxes in
1921. Shortly after that postpone
ment, he said, the state paid to the
federal government in taxes as much
as the entire state appropriation bill
carried little of this money, he said,
returning to the state.
"There is plenty of money in South
Carolina to run the state govern
ment-the question is, how to get
it," he said. (
Dr. Swearingen said that he went
into office standing for an equal
chance for every child to get the ru
diments of an education; for a' six
months' term and for a salary of
$100 per month for every qualified,
In speaking of unpaid salaries, Dr.
Swearingen said: "Some of you have
not drawn money for some months
J dare say. You have not been paid
because taxes have remained unpaid.
I don't know how it is that some
sheriffs hold tax executions in their
offices some four or five years, but
you teachers who are unpaid need
not worry. The school authorities
.have power to borrow money."
Dr. Swearingen was given close
attention by the large audience pres
ent. E. C. McCants of Anderson pre
sided at the meeting and several an
nouncements were made by R. C.
Burts, secretary.-The State.
Big Game of Baseball in
Augusta, Ga., March 20.-The
Committee of Fifty of the Board of
Commerce which was responsible for
the famous Augusta Community Bar
becues of 1920 and 1921, when 7,
000 - Georgians and Carolinians were
fed at one time under one roof, there
by establishing a record for the
South and, therefore for the county,
has gone in for baseball. This Com
mittee has arranged an exhibition
and match game for Friday, March
31st, . between the Detroit Tygers,
managed by the incomparable TY
COBB, and the Augusta team of the
South Atlantic League, which is di
rected by Neal Ball, the first man in
the big leagues to make a-triple play
unassisted. Just to add a thrill to the
performance, Neal made it in a world
The Committee of Fifty is respon
sible for the fact that the Detroit
team of the American League is
training in Augusta. Ty Cobb, who is
a resident of Augusta, was anxious
to bring his charges to the city, but
there were no facilities at Warren
Park, the local baseball plant, for
his players. The Committee of Fifty
promptly got busy and found out if
diey underwrote a certain sum the
officials of Richmond Academy would
erect the necessary club house. Ty
Cobb then announced that he would
bring his ball tossers to Augusta, and
he did. The Committee of Fifty is
now promoting the game to meet the
indebtedness contracted in order to
make the necessary improvements.
It is seldom that Southern baseball '
fans, even the largest cities of Dixie,
get an opportunity to see such an ar
ray of talent prancing around a ball
yard as will be seen at Warren Park
the day Detroit and Augusta meet.
There will be Ty Cobb, the immortal
Georgia Peach, who needs no intro
duction to American anywhere,
whether they be baseball f?ns or not;
the man who has made apparently
unbreakable records than any other
man can hope to make-the greatest
player the game has produced.
Harry Heilman, the champion bat
ter of the American League, will al
so be in the lineup. Heilmann is one
of the greatest stars in baseball, and
yet he is still young in the game.
Bobby Veach, a veteran of many
campaigns and still going strong, One
of the hardest hitters in the big
leagues, and with Ty Cobb.and Sam
Crawford, a member of the most fa
mous outfield trio that ever graced a
diamond, will also be on deck for ac
tion. Detroit's outfield will also boast
of Johnny Mohardt, who has yet to
play his first big league game, but
who is one of the most widely known
j men in athletic circles today. Johnny
hails from the Notre Dame Univer
sity, Indiana, where he entered at
football to such an extent that sport
writers rated him as high or even
higher than Brickley, Mahan, Berry
and oilier stellar lights of the grid
iron in days gone by, and they do say
that there is one thing he can play
better than football, and that is base
ball .Ty Cobb evidently thinks so too,
for he is playing him regularly in
practice games and does not hide his
admiration for his ability.
A record baseball crowd is expect
ed at the game; the entire proceeds
of which will be turned over to the
Board of Commerce, through the
courtesy of Managers Cobb and Bell.
Admission will be one dollar. Parties
are being formed, even at this early
date, in towns scores of miles from
Augusta to motor up to the game,
and reservations are coming in in a
steady stream. Baseball such as will
be displayed the afternoon of March
31st in Augusta is scheduled but
rarely, and no baseball fan or admir
er of the Committee of Fifty intends
to miss the battle.
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BETTER THAN ALL MEDICINE
Oysters Put Artemus Ward on His
Feet When Every Other Remedy
Had Proved a Failure.
When Artemus Ward and Dr. Hing
ston, who acted as his manager on his
\festern lecture tour, arrived in Salt
Lake City, after that amusing and
successful visit to California, the be
loved humorist fell sick. So badly
was he, after his arduous rounds of
the Pacific coast and his strenuous
days in Virginia City, Nev., with Mark
Twain and Bill Nye, that his life was
The lecture Artemus had arranged
with Brigham Young to give In tlie
theater, had to be postponed. In fact,
so hopeless seemed the case that Dr.
Hingston even tried to arrange to have
the body of his friend and partner
transported to the East on the stage j
coach. But the optimism of Artemus
brought him back to safety again, a
very thin and weak man. 1 .
But before he was allowed to leave
his room, Artemus had difficulty gain
ing sufficient strength even to walk.
From Brigham , Young to the least
humble of the Mormon "saints," atten
tions In the form of fresh eggs, jellies
and other helpful delicacies were
showered upon the convalescent. Ar
temus enjoyed everything, but nothing
seemed to give him strength.
At last a food was discovered in a
local grocery, so we are told, that
"lifted him from his couch." This
was nothing more or less than a dozen
cans of Baltimore oysters, put up In
squares of block tin. The first oyster
stew "hit the spot," and Artemus
"Get out- the bills for the lecture \
See Mr. dawson and arrange for the
date. The show is safe enough, now
we've got on, an oyster basis."-Mark
Stuyvesant In the Cleveland Plain
TO MAKE HEADWAY IN LIFE
Consecrate and Concentrate, ls the
. Advice Given by Writer in
You .vant to make headway In the
world, of course. See if this thought
can help you: First, consecrate your
self to your calling; then concentrate.
The 1 lives of most meu of notable
achievement have been characterized
by consecration and concentration. Be
fore one can consecrate oneself, one
must be possessed by some bigger and
broader and better idea than mere j
money making. There must be some
thing ii* the work that appeals to one.
The work must appear to be worth
while, worth effort and industry and
sacrifice. You could not, for exam
ple, conceive of anyone consecrating
himself to "bootlegging." There isn't
one honest calling, however, to whlcfc^
a worker could hot consecrate him
self or herself if animated by the right
spirit. Having consecrated oneself to
a line of endeavor, then concentration
must follow if proficiency and success
are to be attained.
The worker, be he employee or em
ployer, who' hasnt consecrated him
self to his calling fails to deriva from
It that deep satisfaction known to
those who ha .-e consecrated themselves
to their jobs. Coiu-en trat ion follows
consecration naturally and with joy
rather than hard effort.-Forbes Mag
Swiss Santa Rings Bell.
In the quaint little town of St. Gal
len, Switzerland, which has retained
many of its curious medieval customs,
Santa Claus makes his visits ringing a
gigantic cowbell, says Popular Sel?nce
In St. Gallen, every Christmas eve
twelve men array themselves In white
trousers and shirts, embroidered wool
suspenders, and bright red ties. Eacli
one fastens an enormous cowbell on
to a wide leather belt, and covers his
head with an enormous mask of card
board, the upper part of which ls
decorated by stenciled designs.
One of the twelve ls called "Saml
chlatis." It is his duty to give the good
children presents. . The other eleven
remain at a little distance on the out
skirts of the jolly crowd that follows
them on their rounds, giving candy to
the grownups and entertaining every
body with, their clowning.
Until recent times no reptiles were
known to have adapted themselves to
existence in the darkness of caverns.
Now, however, It is known that in the
Malay peninsula a snake, a ' species
of coluber, inhabits certain caverns,
feeding upon the bats.
These cave-dwelling snakes attain
a length of between eight and nine
feet. Their coloring simulates that of
the walls of the caverns. The rock
ls a yellowish limestone, traversed
with blackish veins, and these mark
ings and colors are " curiously repro
duced In the snakes, many of which
lurk on the ledge in the semi-darkness
near the entrances, watching for the
The Game of Whist.
All great discoveries are works of
time, and the game of whist is no ex
ception to the rule. Its merits were
not recognized In early times, and un
der the vulgar appellation of "whisk
and swobbers" lt long lingered in the
servants' hall ere it could ascend to
the drawing room.
At length some gentlemen in Eng
land who met at the Crown coffee
house in Bedford Rod, studied th?*
famo, rsve lt rules, established ita
principles, and then Edward Hoyle, io
1743, blazoned it forth to ull the world.
Partisan Strife Will Not
To the Editor of The State :
I ask space to express my appre
ciation to my friends who saw fit to
nominate me, or, rather, suggested
my name for a candidate in the com
ing campaign for governor; also to
reply to numerous friends and ' let
ters, as to whether I will be in the
race. I will say that I am not hunting
a job and will have to carefully con
sider the matter before I can give a
I admit that the time is here when
something should be done. Some
think the time ripe for another revo
lution in state politics, but with the
existing financial status I would hate
to see our people hom to pieces by
demagogism or a political upheaval.
This is no time for a repetition of
some past circumstances; no time
with the increased amount of crime
that is being committed almost daily
to have our penitentiary emptied of
all classes of criminals-safe biow
iers, thieves, murderers, etc.,-nor is
it necessary to abuse all outside of
the penitentiary. Under existing con
ditions we should have, a quiet cam
paign and whoever makes the race
for governor should have the ability
and qualifications to lead and to rep
resent all classes of our people and
to reconcile them by a -'ust and eco
nomical administration that will
bring back to normal our conditions
and help to foster all our institutions
and encourage diversified enterprises
that will build up our state and give
every class of our citizenship equal
rights and privileges to #ork out for
themselves an honest living and a
proper enjoyment of life, education
ally, financially, socially and other
wise. There . must be a long and
steady pull together of all our peo
ple, with a due consideration for
every one, so that we may come back
to the morning light of a brighter
day. Much has been done at the re
-cent session of the legislature to di
versify the burdens of taxation and
much more needs to be done and will
be done to remedy this. The admin
istration of our government has
grown out of proportion to the tax
paying power of our people under
boll weevil conditions and it will be
necessary to so simplify and reduce
our expenses within the paying pow
er of our farmers and all other class
es of citizens that all may live and
prosper. We need a new and able
.leader, endowed with common sense
and full business judgment to serve
the state and people' in a business
way, with full knowledge of the
science of government and econom
ics, to lead us out of our stagnant
and inactive situation and set us
agoing with the tide of prosperity.
We don't need at this time any
narrow minded partisan governor,
but one who has been a successful
business man and is a statesman and
will be a success . as a goveror, and
has the interest of all our people .t
Who will that man be?
D. M. Crosson.
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