David Morris

David Morris

David Morris was born in Leith, Scotland, on 21st August, 1899. He worked as a shipwright before joining Raith Rovers in the Scottish League. This talented centre-half won his first international cap for Scotland against Northern Ireland in 1923. Morris held in his place in the side and in February, 1925, was appointed captain of Scotland.

Midway through the 1925-26 season, Frank Richards, the manager of Preston, persuaded Morris and his teammate, Alex James, to sign for Preston North End. Morris was seen as a replacement for Joseph McCall, who had served the club for nearly 20 years.

At that time Preston was in the Second Division in the Football League. Morris, who was appointed captain, led the club to a respectable 6th position in the 1926-27 season. Morris brought greatly stability to the defence. In the next season they finished 4th. However, under his leadership, Preston was unable to get out of the Second Division.

Morris joined Chester at the end of the 1928-29 season. Later he returned home to Scotland and played for Dundee United before finishing his career at his home club, Leith Athletic.

David Morris died in 1971.


History and American society: essays of David M. Potter

Explicit data and implicit assumptions in historical study.--The tasks of research in American history.--History and the social sciences.--Historians and the problem of large-scale community formation.--The historians use of nationalism and vice versa.--Abundance and the Turner thesis.--C. Vann Woodward and the uses of history.--Conflict, consensus, and comity: a review of Richard Hofstadter's The progressive historians.--Roy F. Nichols and the rehabilitation of American political history.--Is America a civilization?--The quest for the national character.--American individualism in the twentieth century.--American women and the American character.--The roots of American alienation.--Rejection of the prevailing American society.--Social cohesion and the crisis of law


Reviews

A Review of My Mississippi

The book My Mississippi was written by Willie Morris and his son, David Rae Morris, took the photographs for the book. This father and son collaboration brings Mississippi to life and captures every sight and sound of the state. Willie Morris’s part of the book describes the land, the people, and the history of Mississippi. Willie Morris makes a clear distinction from who he calls “Mississippians” and everyone else. In one way, Willie Morris’s writings could be considered an exceptional and one-of-a-kind guide to Mississippi. In another way, his writings about Mississippi could be considered the perspective of only Willie Morris. Anyone from Mississippi could appreciate and relate to Willie Morris’s book, My Mississippi. Anyone who is interested in learning about Mississippi, the different cultures it represents, or the historical land would love reading this book.

David Rae Morris’s part of the book, My Mississippi, is the photographic part of the book called “Look Away.” These photographs are colorful and creative pictures that illustrate and bring to life the people and lands that his father, Willie Morris, writes about. These cleverly put together photographs add a visual interpretation of the written part of the book. Unfortunately, when looking at these photographs, I feel that they represent all the stereotypes that people who are not from Mississippi have given to the state of Mississippi. Pictures of cotton, rundown buildings, poor churches, toothless people, and so-called “Southern belles” seem almost a reassurance to the stereotypical assumptions of those ignorant of the many aspects of Mississippi. For example, there is only one picture with a black person and a white person interacting, which looks as if there has been no transformation in Mississippi, a state with a history of racial controversies. Some pictures seemed repetitive. More of Mississippi’s lesser known cultures could have been included. Although some photographs were vexatious, I could not help but be captivated by some of the vivid, fascinating, and unique photographs. I truly did enjoy looking at these photographs, and I recommend this book to anyone.


David Morris

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Scion of Bond Street: David Morris

As the heir to renowned Bond Street jeweler David Morris, Jeremy Morris had his fate more or less set — and he’s glad he did.

“I am incredibly lucky, as I was born into my family business,” says the younger Morris, who helms the jewelry house his father started in 1962. “With both my parents so actively involved in the growth of the company, there was no escaping it, really. I’ve inherited my father’s passion for design and find the concept of being able to create something tangible and wearable from one of my drawings really rewarding.”

Sketch and jewelry in ruby and diamonds.

While he was a shoo-in for his job as managing director at one of the world’s most luxurious jewelers, Morris earned his stripes elsewhere before joining the family trade. After studying fine art in London for five years, he went to apprentice with some well-known jewelers on Paris’s prestigious Place Vendôme, then moved on to an Antwerp diamond supplier to get a better understanding of the gemstone market.

Pursuing bold stones

Big colored gems have been Morris’s passion in life, and the brand has become a famed destination for gemstones of exceptional color.

“On a personal level, I have a passion for contemporary art, and professionally I’m particularly attracted to bold colored gemstones,” he says. He can find inspiration for his jewels just as easily walking his terrier in the park as surrounded by the masters at an illustrious art gallery. “I tend to fall in love with gems that have a deep saturation of color and high luster, but even if I don’t have a particular piece in mind at the time, the stones themselves inspire my designs.”

Sketch and jewelry in emerald and diamonds.

Morris has spent decades building up a rapport with gem dealers, and as such, there is a cluster of suppliers who will give him first dibs on stones they know he’ll like. “I’ve managed to build strong relationships within the industry, based on trust and loyalty,” he affirms.

Among the latest items from the brand’s workshop on Bond Street — one of the few working jewelry ateliers that remain in the famous London shopping hub — is a pair of earrings titled Neptune. These oceanic beauties boast 85.99 carats of rare black opal, as well as sapphires, diamonds and Paraiba tourmalines. The setting is not gold, but the more fashionable titanium — a sign that this second-generation jeweler is unafraid to innovate even as he stays true to his house’s heritage.

Britain and the world over

Dealing in big stones means having the clientele willing to buy them, and for Morris’s company, the Middle East is still where the major shoppers are. “There is an inherent culture and ethos for jewelry [in the Middle East], more than in many other parts of the world,” he says, noting that David Morris has stores in the United Arab Emirates, Azerbaijan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Oman. “They have an appreciation of quality and craftsmanship and of a love for intricate design. We are very fortunate to have developed a strong client base in this region, and many of my designs still reflect this demand.”

Sketch and jewelry in pearl and diamonds.

While those designs speak to a global outlook, the company tagline is “The London jeweller,” and Morris says the brand’s quintessential Britishness serves it well overseas.

“For us, this means taking inspiration from traditional sources but having total freedom in terms of creativity,” says Morris, who will often spend up to a year searching out the right gemstones to bring his sketches to life. “British culture is such a wonderful breeding ground for imagination and originality — it has spirit and soul. This gives our jewelry an unexpected dynamic element that we believe is typically British, and typically David Morris.”


History

On October 18, 2015, Shiloh Pentecostal Holiness Church celebrated its centennial anniversary. Pastor T. Elwood Long welcomed Dr. A.D. Beacham of Oklahoma City, presiding Bishop of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church, as guest speaker for the 100th Homecoming service. The 422 in attendance enjoyed the message, songs of worship, time of reminiscence and fellowship around the meal, which was catered by Lowell Mill Restaurant.

The first significant event in Shiloh Church history occurred on April 21, 1915, when James and Prudence Mercer conveyed a plot of land about one mile west of the present location to Ennis Pearson, acting as a trustee and “one of the promoters” for a Pentecostal Holiness Church, yet to be named or organized. What an act of faith!

Soon thereafter, Rev. William James Nobel named and organized the Shiloh Pentecostal Holiness Church with five charter members. The earliest congregations, served by circuit pastors and lay ministers, worshipped God in homes and brush arbours and, by 1918, has established Sunday School and built their first church building.

By 1920, Shiloh began supporting foreign missions, giving toward a project to build a home for missionaries in China, and offering support for what would become the Falcon Children’s Home.

In July 1921, tragedy struck the young church when trustee and deacon Ennis Pearson was killed. In August, in a revival with Rev. Edward David Morris, several of his brothers and sisters, along with others, came to the Lord and united with the church.

In the 1920s, under the leadership of Preston F. Little, Sam A. Fann, Charles W. Bass and Charles B. Strickland, the church experienced several revivals and Sunday School attendance nearly tripled. An addition was built onto the church about 1924 and church membership reached 61.

The church remained steady in the 1930s and 1940s and was served by several pastors, including Donald J. Little, William J. Noble, Ernest S. Beasley, W. Eddie Morris, Ralph R. Johnson, O.C. Cowan and George A. Casper. Revivals in 1931 and 1940 stirred the youth in the community and, in a 1936 spring revival, nine confessed Christ during a dismissal prayer. In 1943, the church acquired land at its present location and built a new sanctuary. This facility served the church well until damaged by fire in 1969.

The 1950s saw a period of growth and a new ministry for Shiloh. Under the leadership of Gene E. Lewis, John E. Knapp, Vernon K. Clark, and Joe L. Russell, Jr., average Sunday school attendance doubled, and the Woman’s Auxiliary and Pentecostal Holiness Youth Society were organized. The church built its first parsonage in 1951, added Sunday School rooms by 1956, and dedicated a new sanctuary in 1960.

In the 1960s, under the leadership of Odell T. Howard and Lalleon Narron, the church experienced several good revivals and began to promote youth ministry and participation, such as Bible Quiz and Teen Talent. A new Christian Education annexe was built in 1970.

In the 1970s and 1980s, under the leadership of Vernon K. Clark and T. Elwood Long, Shiloh began to focus on outreach, including a global missions commitment program. nursing home ministry and radio ministry. Facility enhancements included a fellowship building by 1972 (now the Royal Rangers outpost), a new parsonage in 1979, a new fellowship hall in 1981 and sanctuary renovation in 1985.

In the 1990s, under the leadership of Ralph W. Jernigan and Ralph S. Leggett, Shiloh added a youth minister to its staff, paved its parking area, and dedicated a Family Life Center in 1999.

Since 2000, under the leadership of David Wood and T. Elwood Long, Shiloh has continued its upreach and outreach, organizing CARE Team Ministry in 2001, Primetime’s Seniors Ministry in 2003, Praise Team Ministry in 2004, and Food Ministry in 2009. The church built Pammie’s Playground for children in 2006, a prayer garden in 2013 and renewed its sanctuary in 2015.

Since 1915, over 500 have been part of Shiloh in membership and over 1500 have attended its Sunday School. Over 1800 experiences with God have been reported, whether in salvation, sanctification, baptism in the Holy Spirit, or water baptism.

The purpose of the Shiloh Church for the last century has been to magnify Jesus Christ through preaching, teaching, singing, praising, giving, serving, loving, and pointing others to Him! And only the Lord has recorded the total number of those impacted, both locally and globally, by the prayers, offerings, ministries, and love of the Shiloh people through the years.


The Oxford History of the Prison : The Practice of Punishment in Western Society

In The Oxford History of the Prison, a team of distinguished scholars offers a vivid account of the rise and development of this critical institution. Penalties other than incarceration were once much more common, from such bizarre death sentences as the Roman practice of drowning convicts in sacks filled with animals to a frequent reliance on the scaffold and on to forms of public shaming (such as the classic stocks of colonial America). The first decades of the nineteenth century saw the rise of the full-blown prison system--and along with it, the idea of prison reform. Alexis de Tocqueville originally came to America to write a report on its widely acclaimed prison system.
The authors trace the persistent tension between the desire to punish and the hope for rehabilitation, recounting the institution's evolution from the rowdy and squalid English jails of the 1700s, in which prisoners and visitors ate and drank together to the sober and stark nineteenth-century penitentiaries, whose inmates were forbidden to speak or even to see one another and finally to the "big houses" of the current American prison system, in which prisoners are as overwhelmed by intense boredom as by the threat of violence. The text also provides a gripping and personal look at the social world of prisoners and their keepers over the centuries. In addition, thematic chapters explore in-depth a variety of special institutions and other important aspects of prison history, including the jail, the reform school, the women's prison, political imprisonment, and prison and literature.

Fascinating, provocative, and authoritative, The Oxford History of the Prison offers a deep, informed perspective on the rise and development of one of the central features of modern society--capturing the debates that rage from generation to generation on the proper response to crime.


People of Plenty: Economic Abundance and the American Character

What a fantastic dive into the American character. While the book jumps around within the idea of plenty, it&aposs central theme is useful today. It also offers several specific descriptions of American character.

Potter contends America&aposs wealth in resources shapes the character of Americans and the West in general. He goes further and assumes that democracy is only really possible in a supply-rich environment. That sets a character of innovation because there is no set size of the economic pie. Yo What a fantastic dive into the American character. While the book jumps around within the idea of plenty, it's central theme is useful today. It also offers several specific descriptions of American character.

Potter contends America's wealth in resources shapes the character of Americans and the West in general. He goes further and assumes that democracy is only really possible in a supply-rich environment. That sets a character of innovation because there is no set size of the economic pie. You innovate a bigger pie. Governments can open opportunity to citizens - a liberal government instead of a more dictatorial one.

This made me question the exportability of democracy. Without plenty, scarcity forces a character of selfishness. The pie is fixed in this situation and only so much is available to spread around.

While an old book from the 50's, it certainly has value in modern international relations. . more


Oral history interview with David Morris, 1964 May 4

Format: Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 10 min.

Summary: An interview of David Morris conducted 1964 May 4, by Mary McChesney, for the Archives of American Art.

Biographical/Historical Note

David Morris (1911- ) is a artists' model, potter, and art administrator in Washington, D.C.

Provenance

This interview conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.

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Jubilant David Morris makes history

David Morris walked into the party at Rosa Khutor not so much like he was stepping on to a yacht as a down-to-earth Australian who had just become a silver medallist.

And he was still wearing his yellow ski boots.

Stuff of dreams: David Morris shows the style that won him a silver medal. Credit: Getty Images

The party at the Golden Tulip hotel had been thrown to celebrate snowboarder Torah Bright's silver medal in the halfpipe last week. It was heaving as Morris became the first Australian man to claim a medal in aerials, with Australian team members and supporters crowded around large televisions around the bar.

When Morris walked in well after midnight, the place erupted. ''I've still got my boots on,'' Morris laughed. ''I'm pretty classy, huh?''

Amid all the complaining about funding and the courses comes the story of these Winter Olympics, from an Australian perspective.

For years, the Olympic Winter Institute of Sport rejected Morris repeatedly whenever he asked for a scholarship, believing he wasn't good enough.

He was a lone male wolf in the sport, which is dominated by women in Australia. Kirstie Marshall. Jacqui Cooper. Alisa Camplin. Lydia Lassila. David Morris?

He finished 13th in Vancouver four years ago, then walked away from the sport for a year, but came back to compete in Sochi.

''When I started I was rejected because I had very little, thin legs,'' he said. ''I wasn't a good enough skier, I wouldn't be good enough to do triple flips, and now I have a silver medal, so …''

Lassila, a gold and bronze medallist, slipped him a note on the morning of his event.

''She wrote me a little note with some inspiring words of wisdom and I took them into the competition,'' he said. ''I stayed in the moment and didn't think too much. I ended up in the super final and doing a jump I haven't done too many times. And then I landed it.''

That jump was the quad-twisting triple somersault. What did Lassila tell him?

''Stay in the moment,'' Morris said. ''There was a bit at the end, which was quite touching. You have to sacrifice a bit now to become the best that you can become. Going into that last jump I was prepared to come fourth. I was prepared to lose in order to try for the win. I threw the cat out the window, basically. The ground came up and I was on my feet.

''We strategically did the easy jump earlier so we had the big jump at the end. I landed it and I got to the end and I was like, 'I've seen this before in my dreams. I'm not sure if this is happening'. I wanted to cry, I wanted to spew. I nearly had a breakdown. I can't describe how good it is.''

Morris's parents, Shane and Margaret, and his brother Peter, were on hand to watch him land the jump that secured silver, and were by his side at the after-party later in the evening.

''I watch every jump,'' Shane said. 'ɺnd I watch it through the air, trying to analyse it, but just hoping he is going to land.''

Morris said: ''That's lucky, because I close my eyes.''

So what now for the 29-year-old?

'ɿirst I need to find a girlfriend,'' he said. ''Thatɽ be good. I'll probably go into teaching. I graduated from university in that. I want to be a stunt man. I don't think I'll keep going. My body hates me. Iɽ be happy to leave with that.''

How about a shot of Russian vodka, then? ''I'll take a shot, I guess,'' he laughed.

Morris then joined the rest of the party, which was suddenly in his honour, still wearing his yellow ski boots.


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