The Megaphone (Georgetown, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 27, Ed. 1 Friday, April 26, 1912 Page: 1 of 6
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PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR BY THE STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY.
GEORGETOWN, TEXAS, APRIL 26, 1912.
SOUTHWESTERN'S GREAT HOME-COMING
Brings Greatest Assembly Ever Con-
gregated in College Halls.—500 Ex-
Students; 500 Visitors.—Enthu-
siasm for Alma Mater Sub-
limely Wild. Citizens, Univer-
sity, and Ex-Students, all
The great Homecoming event
that had so carefully been planned
by the committeee and had been ad
vertised widely in all portions of
this State as well as those adjoin-
ing was* a remarkable success in
every way. Everything had been
so well mapped out previouly that
small chance was given for any
hitch to arise in the arrangements
for the nineteenth.
Homecomers.as early as Thursday
began to come in and the following
Friday morning witnessed several
hundred strange faces that soon
were made friendly with the same
spirit of loyalty to Southwestern.
Many distinguished visitors among
th$ alumni were present with their
wives, some of whom were also
ajumni. There were about 1000
Special sleepers came from San
Antonio, Houston, Dallas, and
Waco. Many came in automobiles,
while all day Thursday and the
days before every train brought the
Teturning^prodigals in. By actual
registration the number of ex-stu-
dents exceeded that of the Home-
coming three years ago by over one
hundred. About three hundred
and seventy-five out of town ex-
students registered, and the total
number is estimated at five hun-
dred, there being a very great
number who did not register. Then
there were five hundred visitors-
trustees, automobile owners, pro-
spective students, patrons, friends
ia every capacity.
The weather that for two days
before had been so favorable threat-
ened to mar slightly the most ad-
mirable success of the occasion, yet
the program as arranged was begun
and ended. Friday morning as
well as the evening before had been
spent in registering the Homecom-
ers. At about nine o'clock the
procession of faculty, ex-students,
present students and others started
from the preparatory building and
passed Mood Hall, the Woman's
Building, assembling later in the
University auditorium where the
chapel was found too small to accom-
modate the audience.
A very informal program was
pursued, which .consisted of speech-
es/made by representatives from
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TEXAS VS. S. U.
RICE VISITS S. U.
Before one of the largest crowds
ever assembled on S. U.'s ball
grounds the hortie team defeated
its old rivals, Texas, by a score of
6 to 5. During the greater part of
the game a drizzling rain was -fall-
ing to which many of the numerous
errors could be attributed.
The game began with some spirit
and in the ?nd S. U. scored 3.
Great joy. In the 4th Texas took
advantage of the rain and ran in
five. Deep gloom. The game
dragged until S. U. ran in one in
the 7th and tied it up in the 8th.
Then Mctlenry put a ninth inning
finish to the game of the story-book
variety by stealing home.
McHenry's base running and
Robbins' fielding were the stellar
events of Southwestern's end of the
game. Texas put up a strong fight
in her usual sportsmanlike manner.
Score by Innings
Baldwin struck out, Russell
struck out, Anderson was safe on a
teasing grounder that Mickle fielded
beautifully but couldn't catch at
first. Gambrell singled, Kelly
wasn't there in the pinch and Har-
ris got him at first. «
McHenry out, Henderson to Kel-
ly, Han is exhibited a wonderful
amount of patience and got a free
pass for his pains, McCall hit a
hard one to Baldwin who turned it
into a circus catch and nipped Har-
ris at second, Yardley hit one on
under half chat was easy for Hen
derson and S. U.'s half was over.
Moore struck out, Francis hit a
long one to center, but Robbins
went to the rescue with a nifty
- Long hit one to McCall, who
juggled momentarily and Long es-
sayed to steal second and was out.
(The mist cleared away.)
! Robbins was safe when Baldwin
played the ball nicely but pegged
wild, Hotchkiss flied out to left,
but Wilson became a hero with a
drive to center, good for three
bases that brought Robbins romp-
ing home. Neal's fame was equal-
ly as great when he singled to right
scoring Wilson. Mickle advance
Neal a base with a grounder to sec-
ond, Neal stole third and scored
when Baldwin bungled McHenry's
grounder. McHenry stole. Bald-
Win made a great catch of Harris'
Cartwright, batting for Hender-
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It has been the purpose of Dr.
Bishop to have some prominent man
lecture to the ministerial students
once a month, and as a result the |
students here have had the pleasure I
of hearing a number of excellent ad-
dresses this session. When an- j
nouncement was made at chapel one
day last week that Dr. John A.
Rice, Pastor of Fort Worth First j
Methodist church, would address I
the young ministers, a feeling of |
pleasure was felt by those who had !
heard him before, especially those
who heard him deliver the bac-
calaureate sermon here, June 13th,
Last Thursday evening a large
crowd composed of ministerial stu-!
dents, Y. M. C. A. workers, mis-1
sion volunteers, and others, assem-
bled at the church to hear the ad-
dress of the hour. Rice in a very
forceful and entertaining manner
discussed the theme, "The Study
of the Old Testament." As a
stenographic report of this as well
as the other addresses was un-
obtainable suffice it to make
as a whole — get the theme;
2. Historic setting; 3. Literary
value (if poetry, read as poetry);
4. What the Bible teaches—it does
not teach science, it dops not teach
history; but it teacher
He emphasized the necessity of an
open mind and scientific attitude in
The second treat came on Satur-
day morning when Dr. Rice made
the chapel talk. He told the inter-
esting story connected with the life
of the grandfather ofN the great
teacher, Gamaliel, and gave the
motto, "If I am not for myself,
who is; if I am for myself only,
what am I; if not now, when?"—a
mot,to worthy of adoption by every
member of the university. He al-
so mentioned that there was a doc-
trine of vicarioussness throughout
the world. Never before, it seems,
was so much that was so good and
wholesome said in such a short
time, and never before was such
close attention given by the student
body, despite the fact that they had
not fully recovered from the pleas-
ures of Homecoming.
Again, at 11:20, a third oppor-
tunity was given to hear Dr. Rice,
as Profs. Seay and Gray made ar-
rangement to have him lecture to
their classes. Also Prof. Pegues
excused his English class from re-
citation in order that it might
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S. U.'S GREATEST BASEBALL TRIP
Certainly S.U.'s present baseball
teamhad the nicest trip that has ever
been pulled off since the develop-
ment of baseball teams into the
life of S. U. On Mpnday after-
noon, the 8th of April the team, in
eluding the coach and manager,
boarded the north-bound Katy in
quest first of Baylor' goat. But as
luck would have it the sijuad began
missing things necessary, even be-
fore the train left the home station.
It was at least dispiriting to the
squad to roll out leaving behind j
such staunch pillars of the team as i
Cocke, Robbins and Beckham.
Bi t notwithstanding the fact that
th j usual pessimistic crowd were I
hanging 'round reminding the boys j
that they couldn't play "ping-j
pong" the squad was very jovial
and optimistic with regard to the;
Baylor game. But still the hoodoo
followed them. Hotchkiss left1
without his sh >es (baseball), Smith
his cap, Harris his belt, etc. But
the train arrived in Waco per
scheduled time, and it would not
be complete to fail to mention the
fact that in the rush to get out af-
ter Baylor's goat, Concho Crozier
modestly forgot his coat and the
Manager, Sheffy, forgot or didn't
seem to realize the necessity of the
sack of bats in the goat chase, so
these articles we left to continue
their ride on the train.
The game opened with Harrell
twirling for Baylor and Smith for
Southwestern. The features of the
game were the easy chances for the
first three innings, neither side
scoring. But in the fifth, theBay-
lorites found Smith and landed on
the "pill" for four hits and with
the aid of an error or two, Baylor
crossed the plate with four runs.
After this inning S. . U. anchored
her balloon and held Baylor from
adding to her scores. But the S.
U. boys could not score, mainly be
cause they could not hit the"pill."
The game ended with the score 4
to 0 for Baylor, Baylor getting 6
hits off Smith and though the pa-
pers did not give credit for it
"Ty." Yardley got one scratch
hit off Harrell. Figuring from the
dope it seemed certain that S. U.
would win the second day. Mickle
was to adorn the mound, Cocke put
in his appearance on the squad,
and last, but not least, a certain
Miss Palmer somewhere in Michi-
gan, had inserted her name andtad-
dress in a box of post toasties And
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BAYLOR DEFEATS S. U.
Yesterday afternoon (Friday)) at
4:15 the first game with Baylor this
year on home soil began. The
crowd was large and was very en-
thusiastic during the entire time of
play. For the first three innings
the game was tight and l ull of pep,
but for some reason our boys did n ot
have sufficient confidence in them
selves. However,afier this time, the
game lagged and but for Capt. Mc-
Ilenryall racket on the diamond stop-
ped. Capt. was in the whole time.
Below is the game as played by
The game opened with Hutto
reprsenting the start for Baylor.
He, however, leaves the pan without
a good taste. Little next ascends
the mound, slams to Uncle Billy,
who san Is the pill to first for out
number two. Mosely is now at the
bat but sends a grounder to McCall
and the sides exchange.
For Southwestern, Captain Mc-
Henry steps forth, but fouls out to
catcher. Harris is up, but takes
his seat with a strike out to his
credit. McCall follows Harris'
lead and fans out.
The second inning opens with
McMahan at the bat. He slams to
Yardley, who throws to Harris at
first. The pill is too slick for him
and the first error of the game is
registered. Wileman next ascends
and is out on a grounder knocked
to Wilson. Davis fans, and Men-
denthall does likewise.
Ty Yardley starts number two
for S. U., hits a hard one to short
and is thrown out.- Neal up,
knocks to third baseman who errors
and Neal is safe on first. Keene
now advances to the pan and Tom-
mie steals second, and takes third.
In the meantime another strike out
is registered. Hotchkiss on the
vertex, hits to second and is
• The third begins with Hooper
up. He knocks to Uncle and is
thrown out. Harrell flies out to
Elliot. Hutto again is up, but he
does likewise unto Harrell. For
S. U. Elliot waltzes out, knocks to
second and is thrown out. Uncle
Billy fans. McHenry grits his
teeth and swats out a three bagger.
Harris follows with a strike out.
Little begins the fourth with a
knock to Uncle, but is thrown out
to first. Moseley at the bat, hits a
hard one through Uncle to McCall.
who throws to Harris [but again
the pill is too slick and drops
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Come out and see S. U. sftop the Leaders
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Huffor, Earl. The Megaphone (Georgetown, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 27, Ed. 1 Friday, April 26, 1912, newspaper, April 26, 1912; Georgetown, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth400925/m1/1/: accessed November 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Southwestern University.