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Topic: The Chicken Curse
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The Chicken Curse

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Posted: Mar 10, 2017 3:37 PM
 

During my years at Clemson-1947-51- the USC game was played at State Fair every year. A huge pep rally was held early that week. A Clemson alumnus from FL came up for the pep rally and made a really big deal in 'preaching' the funeral of the gamecock. His sermon always included 'The Chicken Curse'. Any of you that were here then will remember 'Gator' Farr.
P.S. Clemson was all military in those days-no girls enrolled, otherwise I would have probably stretched things out by several years. Pardon all the reminiscing.

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Thank you for the memories, GT!


Posted: Mar 10, 2017 3:44 PM
 

give us more ...

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Posted: Mar 10, 2017 3:47 PM
 

Yes, please give more, and thanks for sharing.

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There's never a need to ask for pardon,


Posted: Mar 10, 2017 3:56 PM
 

when chicken cursing is involved!

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Posted: Mar 10, 2017 4:20 PM
 

Yes GT, I remember "Gator" Farr and all the great pep rallies, guarding the Campus, and the trips to Cootumbia.

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My Dad (84 yrs old) still chuckles about Gator Farr !***

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Posted: Mar 10, 2017 4:23 PM
 



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'47-'51? By my calculations that makes you about 35 years


Posted: Mar 10, 2017 5:04 PM
 

younger than hartins®

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Re: '47-'51? By my calculations that makes you about 35 years


Posted: Mar 11, 2017 11:40 AM
 

Dang, Greatiger, you're pushing me. I'm pushing 96. Hope you have many, many more years and can celebrate lots of Tiger national championships that all of us can relish. I didn't arrive in Clemson until 1955 (not as a student) and remember "Gator" Farr. Please honor us with more stories from "the old days". I post stories on a coup[le of other boards but my stories are about WW2 and the Korean War.

Greatiger and I, and possibly others, have the high age level covered. Who are the youngest?

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Re: '47-'51? By my calculations that makes you about 35 years


Posted: Mar 11, 2017 1:04 PM
 

plus about 50

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Re: Gater Farr was still doing the gamecock funeral when I

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Posted: Mar 10, 2017 5:22 PM
 

was there in the early 1960s. There was also the tradition for all the rats to rush the flagpole and get paint under their fingernails after each pep rally. Hundreds of rats pushing each other around a greased flagpole was interesting. You had to show your hall Momma the paint to avoid getting your head shaved again. If you climbed the flagpole and placed your rat hat on top, you were allowed a dispensation from the requirement to wear the hat anytime you were not in your room. Otherwise, you had to wear the hat until the S.C game. A win eliminated the requirement to wear the hat. A loss resulted in having to wear it until Christmas.

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Posted: Mar 11, 2017 7:54 AM
 

Dang - I just missed that tradition by a few years, as I came to CLEMSON in '68. I would have loved the
'funeral'.

As for the Rat Hat, I preferred to wear mine cuz head not pretty when shaved. :)


You may have known my Dad

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Posted: Mar 10, 2017 5:47 PM
 

Gene Carson. He played football for the Tigers '46 - '49. Was on the undefeated Tiger team in '48. Played at Spartanburg High School and played in the Shrine Bowl for the SC team. Coach Howard called him "sunset" Carson - after a famous cowboy movie star of the time.


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Posted: Mar 10, 2017 5:51 PM
 

I only remember being there in person one time when he came back later in life to do the sermon, but as I recall from hearing stories of back in the day, he text the "text" of his sermon from the Sears and Roebuck Catalog Womens Underwear section.


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Posted: Mar 10, 2017 6:48 PM
 

and .graduated '51. Thanks for sharing that!

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Re: Mr. GREATIGER, please feel free to share more of


Posted: Mar 11, 2017 12:23 AM
 

your stories.


I love the stories. One reason I am here on TNet....more please***


Posted: Mar 11, 2017 5:25 AM
 



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Posted: Mar 11, 2017 6:30 AM
 

My dad was a 51 grad too.


My Dad was a '51 grad, too. More stories please. How about


Posted: Mar 11, 2017 7:40 AM
 

the "stolen" tank that did major damage to the Preident's car and all seniors had to pay $5 to replace it ????

I swear I think my Dad was in on that.

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