The Megaphone (Georgetown, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 1, Ed. 1 Friday, September 23, 1910 Page: 1 of 8
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TH^ MEGAPHONE, The Voice of the Students Body For a Greater S. U. Your Subscription is the Much Needed Mite Which
Will Assist Us In the Work
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR BY THE STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY.
GEORGETOWN, TEXAS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1910.
SOUTHWESTERN ENROLLMENT IS
THE GREATEST IN HER HISTORY
MANY OF THE OLD STUDENTS ARE
NEW ONES GALORE
Temporary Quarters are Necessary for Many
The greatest opening in the history oe Southwestern Univer-
sity is now in full sway. Students new and old have been ar-
riving for more than a week until now the town is all astir.
Not since the opening of Mood Hall has there been such a num-
ber of students to seek board in private homes. Mood Hall is
taxed to its utmost capacity while about the same can be said of
Giddings Hall. The overcrowded condition is even worse at the
Annex than at either Mood or Giddings Hall. Several extra
rooms have been provided and yet the accomodations are not
sufficient for the number that have have applied. To relieve this
crowded condition several of the town people have arranged to
provide boarding places for these young ladies until rooms can
be provided for them at the Annex.
Quite a number of studens arrived a week or more in ad-
vance of the opening as a result of foot ball and other attrac-
tions. Every train for the past few days has been bringing
students, but the Katy southbound limited Monday evening
brought the greatest number. Many of the old students who
had already arrived and also quite a number of those who reside
in Georgetown met this train to extend the glad hand to the old
students and to welcome the new students in a way that would
soon cause them to feel at ease. If there had been any doubts
as to this being the greatest opening in the history of the Uni-
versity they were soon dispelled when more than one hundred
and fifty students alighted from this one train. The crowd soon
became so large that it was with difficulty that the old students
exchanged greetings and with much more difficulty that the new
students were unable to get their bearings. However, the wel-
come accorded the new students was extended heartily and sys-
tematically. Much good was accomplished by the Committees of
the Y. W. C. A. and Y. M. C. A- who were at hand to give any
information or assistance needed in getting the students to their
boarding places. Bro. Sinex has been very busy meeting the
Continued on page U.
DR. BURGIN DELIVERS
A STRONG APPEAL FOR MEN
WOMEN OF CHRISTIAN SPIRIT
A Large Crowd Attends
Since Tuesday 'morning the
halls and registration room have
been crowded with old and new
students planning courses and
getting acquainted; but the
formal opening of the Univer-
sity for 1910-'ll was Thursday
The p'raver service wa3 con-
ducted by Dr. Hutton, pastor
of the Presbyterian church.
The several professors then as-
signed lessons for the regular
class worK, which begins Fri-
day, and the college machinery
began to work.
Dr. Burgin, of San Antonio,
then delivered the opening ad-
dress. He began by saying that
this is one of the significant
years in the history of S. U.
He quoted the passage from
Genesis: "In the beginning."
etc., recalling us to the fact
that all things must have a be-
ginning, and that they should
be instructing and inspiring.
Students should pause long
enough to get their bearings,
pause long enough to get the
proper relation with fellow-stu-
dents and faculty, and get a
view of the things that they in
end to strive for during the year
which is just beginning; it is
important to get the right
Continued on page 5.
S. U.'s FOOTBALL
PROSPECTS ARE FINE
CALLED IN EARLY
Much Enthusiasm is Manifested.
Football for rhis year will be
almost a new game according
to the recent rules and for the
most part the game may be
called a staggerer. The four-
teen points listed below will be
the main drawbacks for both
players and officials of the game
until they are completely work-
ed over. The new rules will
permit: (1) Forward passes
may go over any part of the
line. (2) Any player, except
guard may handle the ball with-
out its first being handled by
the quarterback. (3) The ball
may be advanced through any
part of the line. (4) One at-
tacking player may be in mo-
tion obliquely as well as direct-
ly toward his own goal line be-
fore the ball is swapped. (5)
Plavers taken out ^f the game
in a subsequent quarter may re-
enter at the beginning of the
The new rules prohibit: (1)
Pushing or pulling the man
with the ball or enter-locked in-
terference. (2) Flying tackles.
(3) Kicks or forward passes
from scrimmage formation close
to line. (4) Blocking the ends
and others on their way down
the field on kicks and forward
passes. (5) Body checking
Continued on page 5
MANY OF THE STUDENTS AT-
TEND THE ENCAMPMENT
A Good Time is Reported by all.
Southwestern had a very
good representation at Epworth
this year, and for the benefit of
those who did not have the op-
portunity • of enjoying them-
selves at this resort cf resorts,
it might be well to recount some
of the doings there. South-
western took such a prominent
part in the encampment, that
an account of what the faculty
and students did would very
nearly cover the whole program.
As far as athletics were con-
cerned, Souh western was the
floor, ceiling, and four walls.
Under Coach Arbuckle's man-
agement, we developed a base-
ball team that surpassed the ex-
pectations of the most optimis-
tic. Several good teams were
picked from the various schools
and colleges represented there,
and although these developed
some phenomenal players,1 the
team work of South western's
players proved too much
for them. In basket ball, Miss
Abbie Graham, whose smiling
face and Christian leadership
we shall all miss this year,
showed her power of organiza-
tion by developing several good
basket ball teams. The team,
known as the Epworth team,
was composed mainly of South-
Continued on page 7
1.—It is the JOINT property of the Annual Conferen-
ces of the Methodist Church (South) in Texas;
therefore its record and welfare is the business
of each and everv Methodist in the State. NET
ASSETS OVER $1,000,000.
2.—For 37 years it has received the support and co-
operation of Texas Methodists as their centrel
and chief Educational Institution.
3.—For several years it has had the largestjenroll-
ment of students of COLLEGE grade to be found
among the schools of our Church in the South.
4.—During the last eight years the net assets of
the University have increased $439,225.34.
There have been added three assistant profes-
sors, twelve student assistants,^ Bursar, a Li-
brarian, a Registrar, a Gymnasium Director
and an Athletic Coach.
5.—During the last eight years the total attend-
ance of students of all ranks has increased
from 407 to 1102. And this year has been the
largest in our history.
6.—During the present School Year the Great Ward
Memorial Endowment Fund has been almost
completed, arid the new Memorial Hall has
been proposed and is receiving State-wide en-
dorsement. There are now being offered to
the young men and women of our Sunday
Schools an opportunity to win two scholar-
ships in each Presiding Elders' Districts good
only in the Collegiate department.
7.—Students of the Educational Department of
Southwestern University are now granted
First Grade Certificates without examination.
8.—Of the five Rhode's Scholarships won by Texas
students, three in succession have been won
by Southwestern graduates.
9.—The facilities for spiritual training are no less
marked than those for the mental and physi-
cal. No man observing the student body can
distinguish between the one hundred young
preachers and missionaries and the teachers,
lawyers and physicians.
10.—Athletics have developed along with the other
things, and much interest is shown in foot-
ball, track, baseball, basketball and tennis.
We expect a strong football team for 1910.
11.— Silch statements challenge attention of the
Methodist people of Texas. Does not this—
your Greatest Educational Institution deserve
your careful investigation and patronage?
JOHN N. McKAY, Registrar, Georgetown, Texas
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Sheffy, L. F. The Megaphone (Georgetown, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 1, Ed. 1 Friday, September 23, 1910, newspaper, September 23, 1910; Georgetown, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth401252/m1/1/: accessed November 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Southwestern University.