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Sure her sheep are well folded

And sheltered from the cold; dead

To the death-shneking blast, and

Will soon return, securely fastened,


The applause was loud from the non-English authors. Carlyle said, "Humph!"
Shakespeare smiled and read:

"Four. 'Remember, Remember, the Fifth of November,' Thomas Carlyle."

The worthy thus called stretched himself to his full height.

"I am indeed glad that such subject has fallen to my lot," as stated; "none of your
jingling rhymes for me — "

"That shows your excellent judgment, 1 ommie," remarked Milton.

" — Nor your everlasting blank verse either — "

Milton subsided —
— Prose is the only proper medium of expression. Look at Browning's verse just
qow, nothing but prose — newspaper prose — "

All the Lnglish writers applauded except the author of Aurora Leigh.

" — And in prose I will write — "

He fixed his eyes on the table and began in a loud, earnest voice:

"That fifth of November! —

Fifth of the days of Impending doom; — grim, horrible, portentous, awful, it passed —

Passed to take a worthy place in the Devil's Calendar, to the blood-stained Hell
docket of Potentialities, —

But who can forget it — forget it, the day of Warning, the day forever to be held
in dread Soul-remembrance and Fear!"

"Horrible!" gasped Bulwer Lytton.

"Spooky," said Poe, shrugging his shoulders.

Shakespeare rapped for silence.

"The next selection —

He stopped and stared. Over the court was falling a streak of grayish light. It
was dawn! A moment later the day broke over the dingy old house of Drury Lane, and
Buttons' was simply Buttons', and the great scheme was a shadow of the night.

W. N. Grubb, in Southern Collegian, 1904.

Slma jttatrr

N submitting this volume of THE CALYX to the students of Washington and
Lee University, we feel that the obligations of our trust would not be
fulfilled without a word of tribute to our Alma Mater.

Before the beginning of years, we are permitted to believe, God
brooded over chaos, and the thoughts engendered in his mind took form,
and by the slow travail of nature His Word became flesh. And He said:
"These my creatures must struggle and toil painfully upward through the
bitter centuries ere they hnd the way of peace and happiness, and though
I send my son to teach them the law of love and brotherhood, still shall they be joined
to their idols of lust and ignorant hate. But it shall come to pass that men shall tire of
their little popes and kings; and shall I not give them a space that is free from the rotten-
ness of their dead futilities where they may work out their salvation in the sunlight of
freedom and mutual justice?" Then God laid deep and wide the foundations of a
continent, and set the embattled oceans at the rising and the setting of the sun for a
bulwark and a defense. And He said: "It shall come to pass that the little people
shall overrun this land of America, and the contaminations of their breeding they shall
bring with them. Then shall I not choose the strongest of the peoples and set them a
place apart where they may work out my will and the salvation of the world?" And
with His finger God drew a line across the middle of the land and said: "These people
I have set apart in my Southland to work out their own salvation. Then shall I not give
them a hero greater than all the heroes of man which have gone before, that then young
men may listen at the knees of the Elders to the story of his mighty deeds?" Then it was,
I think, that with lingering toil and loving care God fashioned the soul of Lee. And He
said: "I will build me a tomb for my hero, that the people may turn their faces there
to pray." And He wound the little hills and valleys around and around like the petals
of a rose, and clothed them in green and gold and purple. He set the mountains on guard
to sentinel the grave of Lee and so He cast upon them their kingly mantles of royal blue.
Then He commanded the trees "to whisper softlier" and the night winds "to sing low;"
next He said to the sun and stars, "Shine brightest in the vale of Lexington, for there
I have laid my hero down to sleep."

An Indiana poet has beautifully said: "The heart of the South beats at Lexington."
Here we have an ideal setting for a great university. Our surroundings are guarded over
by the memories of those two matchless heroes whom the world delights to honor, and
whom the South holds in sacred reverence. The school we love so well is not endowed
with her countless millions, but she is rich in these qualities which money can not buy nor
the hand of time destroy. Here we are not beset by the alluring call of materialism, but


the example ol \\ ashington and the life ol Lee are held up to lead young manhood upon
the ways ol usefulness in life. We have been permitted to drink freely of the waters ol
life and when we are scattered in the world as acorns before a wintry blast let us ever
keep sa< red in our memories the teachings we received at the hands of our Alma Mater, and
when we become discontented upon life's dreary way let us lind solace in the sentime.it
ol the poet who penned:

"By the hanks of old North river, winding l.i/v round the hill.
To the dear old college campus my thoughts are turning still;
For the college bells are calling, and 1 know they say to me.
'( ome you ha. k. you old Alumnus, hack to Washington and Lee.'"

"Ship me hack lo old V.rginia. where the summer sk.es are blue.
Where the gods walk on the hilltops in the sunset's rosy hue;
Fo. I've heard iheir vo,ces .allmg. and it's there that ! would he.
In the shadow ,.( the mountains, ha. k at Washmglon and Lee."

3n appreciation


L herewith submit to the student body of Washington and Lee University
The CALYX for nineteen hundred and twelve. College editors are wont
to tax the patience of their readers with profuse apologies for the shortcom-
ings of their undertakings. But apologies are old and commonplace; so
we have none to offer. We have striven hard to perform with satisfaction
the task which has been entrusted to our care. If you are pleased with
the results of our labor, we are more than gratified. If you are displeased,
the only excuse we have to offer is that we have done the best we could.
The editor assumes all the responsibility for the imperfections of this book, but does
not claim all the credit for the more admirable features. In this volume several topics
arose for treatment which could not be left to the immature judgment and unsound dis-
cretion of the editor, while others arose which were beyond the limits of his capacity.
But he has been exceedingly fortunate in being able to enlist the services of those who
were equal to the tasks which they were asked to perform. So we want to express our
appreciation to all those who so willingly and ably lent their services in the preparation of
this volume of The Calyx.

The article in regard to "The Campbell Brothers" was prepared by a member of
the faculty, who wishes his name withheld. The sketch of Dr. Henry Louis Smith was
also prepared by a member of the faculty. Axticles were also prepared by Dr. J. H.
Latane and Dr. G. H. Denny, whose names are appended to the sketches they wrote.
Invaluable service was rendered the book by Mr. W. R. Shields. The frontispiece was
drawn by Miss Mary West. We want to thank each and every one whose names we
have mentioned above for the part performed in helping to make this book what it is.
Next we want to thank each member of the editorial staff for his support and co-operation.
So whatever merits may be attached to The Calyx for nineteen hundred and twelve
we attribute largely to the services of those who have so ably assisted us.

Cijr installation of tijr $\ri aipim Drlta

7 IS a source of no little gratification lo the Washington and Lee law
students and friends of the institution that this year should have marked the
installation of a chapter of the Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity here.

Phi Alpha Delta is the second largest legal fraternity in existence, and
its progressiveness and initiative is evinced by the fact that it has a largei
number of Chapter houses than any other. Its Chapters are located in only
the largest and best law schools in the country, and this speaks eloquently
for our law department and the charter members.
The C hapter here is known as the Waller R. Staples Chapter, being named in
honor of the distinguished judge of the Court of Appeals of Virginia.

The installation, which took place on January 13th, 1912, was in charge ol
Supreme Justice John Doyle Carmody, ol Washington, D. C. and Edward J. Hess,
Supreme Recorder, of Chicago, 111., assisted by delegations from the Universities of
\ irginia and Georgetown.

Immediately lollowing the initiation a most elaborate banquet was served in the
dining-rooms of the Lexington Hotel. The rooms were artistically decorated with the
baternity colors, purple and gold, and the tables were strewn with red carnations and
smilax, which are the adopted flowers of the fraternity. An orchestra enlivened the occa-
sion by rendering appropriate selections. Nor was there any lack of oratory. Judge
Waller R. Staples, of Roanoke, and ex-Attorney-General of Virginia William A.
Anderson, who, among others, were chosen honorary members of the fraternity, each
delivered excellent speeches full of wisdom and fraternalism ; and there were also toasts
by the visiting brothers and members of the local Chapter.

Besides the National officers, the delegations from the several Universities, and the
charter members, there were present also a number of honorary members and "goats."

A legal fraternity should be a source of benefit not only to its particular members,
but to the University; and unless it accomplishes this end it falls short ol its purpose.
We again extend to Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity of Washington and Lee our very
best wishes. May its future be as noteworthy as its installation has been auspicious.

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\\ . nc i : ' • ■ 1 1 1 1 1 - fi >r the i>r. iper \ i mug man

1,, take charge ni an .>]<1 and well establislied ed
lii mal institutii >n The re niirenieiil s am timi.-

which eaeh candidate must fnllil have been liled
the WOmci t'ivic Ii i ment League I cxington

All applicants must present themselves to the Pre

il thai i irganizal inn \s a pledge nf gnnd faith
in making his application, each applicant must depn il
with the League a five-dollar contribution tn it- cam-
paign fund Each applicant must further bond himsell
at the time nf filing his application to increase the en
rollmenl of the university and to provide foi tin
student hi >di ;i M nsii and \n buildii ient t<

h .' I'.Vn \ i i i I \ tVF.N -ri v,

Lexington. Virginia

Obey That Impulse

The Worm Will Turn To-morrow !!!!!!

A mass meeting of students will be held in room
i 1m i,, I'rinic of keid Hall at three fourteen o'clock
I,, -mnrnm afternoon The purpose nf this meeting
ivill he tn register a protest against all such infamous
i inter! i rence w ith the pursuit ■ >i pli asure
\ committee will be appointed to secure the abolisli-
iii-ni nf faculties, town authorities, and blue

in i x| ected fri mi all educational institutions
nf the coiintrj

I \ l-KKi ul.1.1 LI \TI \SSOI I \Tld\ I ni; | III

I M l'UO\ l \1 I \ I ni Rill . \ l !n\

\ddress all communications to Si \i \i i ki n i n M<
i MiTM'A . I 'resiih ni

Vol. 1792, No. 1 LEXINGTON, VA., APRIL 1st, 1999 Price $1.98


The Gink and the Gump


<ly km
■ what


for ! :

a little thing
landing in the
assumed the

his presence known. One beautiful sun-
shiny aften n, when the maples were

clothing in crimson and gold, as the
poei ay, hi di i ipped from the middle
of a B & ( I. car backing into Lexington,
unknown ciuantitj -even his
race is uncertain, since the thing he came
..n ni.i . ai 1 1 ami Ei ir his col ir I he tim-
ing of his exit from the B. & 0. car
might have been unfortunate, since that
symbol of Lexington prosperity hap-
pened at the moment to be thumping
backwards over the depot trestle But
the (.ink, not in the least perturbed by
ike thai, bounced off the trestle tics and,
middle of the road beneath on his feet,
centre-of-interest attitude, took in the

111. led

v en thing



his question,


tii m w hence came

paid to

a thing makes \v


scenery, and

"What's the noise?"

Mo immediate ^attentii >n
but from a nearby pi >sl can

'Vtt i an't alius ti U by tin-
it's a cat or a freshman "

rili ' rink turned his eye i
the remark' and saw this

An individual who is called the Gump,
ami who is interesting to Doctor I larry
Campbell chiefly because of his likeness
to a cei tain dj sp< ptic brachiopod of the
i lrdo\ ician period.

The i rink gave him one contemptuous
glani i . and then proceeded on his waj .
to investigate the town that lay before
him. The Gump, following him with
philosophical eye. remarked :

"Green apples gives you a pain in the
stomick, but ef yu li i '< m erlone the}
gits ripe, lessen the) rots " W Inch re-
mark may indicate to some that these
two were likely to g< t on friendh terms
in the curse of time ( hie difference
between the Gink and the Lump is that
the Lump stays in Lexington year alter year, changing
no more than his environment,
every fall and fades ;nva\ into
Mnirr and spring Then, too,
philosophizing from gateposts,
nk spends his time in b<
by making Ins
else's noise

', ceeding on Ins tour of investigation he had gone
three blocks and a half when he hutted into a group
of young gentlemen who were making a noise like

i iir i.i

while the ( link comes
somewhere during the
the < lump is gi\ en to
doorsteps, etc., while

i ing ci mspicuous either
hutting into somebody

dignity \ wr\ 1 n

i ■• i eeded only by their
the necessity of eternal
midst he asked

\\ hat - the noise -
There was no reph
"Saj . j i iu white 1 1 ilks

for their dignity was
the importance and
Butting into their

Let me in, won't yer? Gimme a light and I will make
you a noise like a sport"

Some of the dignified gentlemen threw up their
hands in horror, others grinned in fiendish delight, and

all with one accord cried out

"On his head! Slap it on his head!''

\nil then thej topped the (link with a blue cap from
whose centre an enormous white button shone like a
searchlight in the night 1X0 sooner was this done
than the group of dignified gentlemen began slowly
and gracefully to rise up and disappear until the last
one had faded away into dim air. And the Gink,
when he felt the button on his head, felt himself dis
integrating and increasing and multiplying until in all
the Streets, in the houses, in the doors, in the stores,
lug I. inks, little (links, fat t .inks, slim (.inks, old (links.
young (iinks. showed the button blazing brightly.

Pool (.ink! It seemed that he would never get
himself together again, and as for the dignified gentle-
men, it seemed that they had gone forever. But after
this, on sundry clear nights, the dignified gentlemen
returned. Their shadowy forms were seen in dim.
dewy Spots, and long, smooth white things gleamed in
their hands, and then the '.inks shrank and shriveled
and shrunk until only one (link was left shivering in
the midst of shadowy forms Then the long, smooth
white things swung through the air and made a noise
like paddles descending, and through the night was
heard in long, weird, wailing chant:

'Fresh, fresh, fresh, freshman! Fresh. Fresh,
F r e s h - " rising and falling and dying out in the
distance until the shadowy forms disappeared, and only
the white button was left in the night

All this time the (lump was locking quietly on from
his gateposts and doorsteps, saying little. Once he was
heard to sav "Some folks is better'n other folks, and
sometimes a white button is the onliest way yu kin
tell the betters from tuthers "

Somewhere before we had evidence that the (lump
might get on friendly terms with the (link This state
..f affairs came to pass rather early. The two were
engaged in friendly conversation

"Them Alabamieens has g..t a puny good nerve,"
the (lump was sa>mg "And what's more. thc\ sticks
ter a thing wuss'n po'us plaster, I )u yu think he will

\'..t b

bhnk Sight Mike wi in t

is making a noise like quality

"Who- Mike

leave tins place.'

"Wall." said the (lump, thoughtfully. "My experi-
ence in life is that when folks wants a man had ernuf
ter give him a state university and seven thousand ter
hoot they wants him purty had. and ef yu wants a
thing had ernuf yu gits it "

•Sure''' said the (link, spitting squarelj "ii the pave
i inn t "Why don't this town make a noise like keeping
him here?"

"(lb. diligations and resolutions and protestations
and sich like have been sent ter him Thar's going ter
being a mass meeting of the stim.lents

Ihc I. ink and his white button looked down from
their perch on the chapel gallery to the crowd waiting
iu noisy assemhlv below President llohsoii strode
across the platform with intellectual strides and in
stentorian v oice called out :

'The meeting pl-case come 1.. order The object
of this meeting, gentlemen, is to consider the propriety
of adopting measures t.. prevent our President from
leaving the University. One of the most wide-awake


energetic, and capable young men
for ten years he has been

! [ere he was interrupted b) loud


for rec


cer the bouse, and seeing that he would not
iblc to go on himself he declared the meeting ad-
rned. The meeting refused to adjourn and lie
ignized Mr Smith, Three Mr. Smiths began speak-
at once ami made such a jumble that nobody could

"Wall, when folks has got er cha
know that they thinks a whole lot
harm ter use the chanst. And as
know when folks sees a big smok
thar's a hit; lire."

Sure D ud the I ink ' 1 got vci

ist ter let er feller
of him it ain't no
fer tlie feller — yu
• they alius thinks

What's the next

"Wall." replied the Gump, after a moment's rumina-
tion. "Yu can't alius tell what's going ter happen till it
happens. But 1 predict that in erbout two months the
nuspapers will he reporting a phenominal ca'm in Lex-
ington and a young hurricane in Tuscaloosa. Alabama.'


la. ii' what any of them were saying But finally above
the jumble oik- Mr Smith was beard to declare that
"The names of Washington. Lee, and Denny shall go
down together through the long corridors of time
woven into a triple armored pillar of undying fame"
Another shouted: "I wish to say that Dr. Denny wrote
me one of the most beautiful letters that I ever re-
ceived." whereupon pandemonium broke loose and the
Gink began bobbing up and down on waves of enthu-
siasm and laughter- When he stopped bobbing he
heard si imei me beli >\\ saj ing

"I move you, Mr President, that this body present
resolutions to Dr. Lenny urging him to remain at the

The motion waf carried with a whoop and the Links.
three abreasl and two hundred deep, began marching
through the campus and the streets seeking the much-
sought President. The Link wasn't the only thing in
that six hundred not by a jugful. In fact, he was not
quite sure that be was there at all until he saw his
white button and then he knew that he was he. lie
passed the Lump holding down a doorstep and yelled:

"'Hey, yer got ire' 1'se making a noise like a student
and the students is making a noise like they are going to
find Mike."

"Kitchen do, irs." replied the Lump, "is good things
fer a feller ter make his git-away thru."

But the parade paraded on up main street, and the
brass hand played, and they made a noise like college
veils, and came back to the campus and down to the
Institute Here the} found him. and be led them back
to the chapel where the Link and his button listened t"
one of the best speeches they c\ er heard and the show

After it was all over the Gink met the Gump.

"Hey," said the Link, "I bears a noise like Alabama

"Yas." said the Lump "1 predicted as much lie
knowed fum the fust he wa'n't going ter sta\ here"

"Aw, gwan." said the Link "What's the g I then

of all this hubbub kicked up around here""


What is this we see a-coming

Down the main street of the town.
In the semblance of a human
With the seeming of a clown?
From its claws there rings a hell;
From its cavern comes a veil;
What is that thing shining black
With the hill hoards on its back'
'Tis a nigger, scrawny nigger.

With big, bulgy, clubhead knees ;
'Tis a big-mouthed, long-nosed nigger —
'Tis the mighty Siamese

What is this thing at the station
With a yelling, bellowing roar.
Yelling "Hotel Central." till
Your eardrums are no more?
Jumping out to get a grip;
Bowing grandly for a tip;
What is that line jumping-jack.
Dressed in green and shining black?
'Tis a nigger, lanky nigger.

Black and greasy as you please;
'Tis a big-foot, flop-eared nigger —
Tis the screaming Siamese.

In the middle of the gridiron.

When the teams are at their rest.
What is that strange apparition
With the fuzzy-wuzzy crest '1
Walking like a stiffened jade.
Showing "Keedets" on parade:
What is that thing making speeches
To the students in the bleeebers?
"lis a nigger, skinny nigger,
'Tis a black 1 lemosthenes ;
Tis an or'nary. scrawny nigger -
That infernal Siamese-


SENATOR OWEN was delivering an after-dinner Mann, the Governor's son, was certainl) lucky to

speech at a banquet of the Washington and Lee make the State Bar Examination. The mysterj has at

Alumni in the city of Washington. It was at the last been solved The passing grade was sixty-six and

, ; , ■ , ,, tun-thirds I luii were three questions cm the b.xam

time when Cannon had autocratic control of the House .. . , '

... ,,,,., , - i Q. Give the rule in Shelley s Laser

cct Representatives, and Aldncli was the- l»>ss oi the ~ . , .

. , . , A rhc rule in Shelley s Case is the Don Quizote

Senate Senator Owen was making a vigorous light of |lu . ,., u u]lid , , ike ,, u . ,.,,, knight erran1 ,,,-

for a democratic measure which the Republicans were chivalry, has long survived everj cause that gave

as, equally determined should not pass In the curse it birth, and now wanders aimlessly thr.cu.14h the

ol his remarks upon the political situation and his ££ > ^ sti11 N '-" n " ,s - '"" r '"' ;,1K useless and

eulogy of the university at which he was educated. '"J 8 ^, is ., t ,„ Uini; , in remainder?

Senator < Kven said : . . , . ,

, , , . , \. I di m t know..

"I wish that Speaker 1 annon and Senator \lilnch ,, .... . . . , . ,

( ) \\ hat is a t ested remainder .

could be inspired by the spirits oi Washington and of . T , ,. ,

1 A.I clccn t know

"Corn or rve?" asked a voice in the audience "Virginia, to wit". 662-3

33 l 3
33 l 3


That Female of the Species Again

When Adam in the garden saw the luscious fruit so

He longed and hungered for it. but he didn't dare to

Cut Eve. our gracious mother, plucked and ate it with

some kale,
For the female of the species is more nervy than

the male.

When Barak to the Kishon went, to light with Jabin's

Twas Deborah, the prophetess, who led his troops

and bossed;
\nd Sisera, that doughty chief, was slain at last by

Sure, the female of the species is more nervy than

the male.

When the rude, ill-mannered children mocked Elisha.

Israel's sage.
And the prophet turned and cursed them in his just

ami righteous rage.
Two she hears from out the forest rushed to tear

them in the vale;
For the female of the species is more nervy than the


When Macbeth aimed at Scotland's crown and murder

tilled his soul.
Had it not been for his lady he would ne'er have

reached his goal ;
For she lent him resolution and her tongue was like

a flail:
Xow. this female of the species was more nervy than

the male.

When the burly six-foot suitor comes to tell the old,

old yarn.
He stammers and he stutters, and he isn't worth a

darn ;
But his sweetheart, thus accosted, smiles to see him

epiake and quail ;
For the female of the species is more nervy than the


His heart is palpitating and his trembling knees are

weak ;
He's timid and he's nervous and his tongue is slow

to speak ;
But she's cool and she's collected, and her courage

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