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he purpose of these socie-
ties was to encourage liter-
ary and forensic endeav-
ors. They also promoted a
healthy spirit of competition among
Barret was offered the presidency of
Southwestern Christian College in
Denton, which he accepted in the
spring of 1908. The entire administra-
tion of the college resigned with Barret
to go to SCC. Thus, before the school
was well started, it was bereft of its
strongest minds and abilities among
H. C. Darden, superintendent of
Clyde schools, was offered the presi-
dency ofthe college and he accepted.
He had recently been added to the
church, and was known to some of the
board members as a capable adminis-
As president he took the responsibil-
ity of selecting a faculty, getting
enough students for the faculty to
teach and making up the deficit that
was sure to arise.
In 1909 baseball practice had
begun. Records seem to be rather
scanty as to how bad the team was the
first couple of years.
O, O, rink-fa-link, to-hi-o-ko tombus,
Hippilus, skippllus, cotomus, botomus,
Ka-villa, Ka-valla, ka-victory,
O, O, hoolga, doola, choola, kan,
Ralaga, talaga, malaga, man,
Let 'er go rip, let 'er go roose
Tingla, fangla, let 'ergo loose,
Zip! Bang! Wildcats!
Rackety, rackefy, rackety, right,
Hurrah! hurrah! for the purple and
We 're always in, we 're sure to win,
Rackety, Racke-ty, rackety, right.
A number of news items dealt with
the hopes of Christian College in the
city-wide baseball race.
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