Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920, October 13, 1909, Image 1

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No. 5
Loss of Heavy Line Men and the
Late Opening of School Great
ly Handicaps Coach Dobie.
(by Frank Brokaw)
Emerald’s Special Correspondent at
Oct. 13.—Twenty-six football candidates
answered Coach Gilmour Dobie’s sum
mons for a two-week's pre-season train
ing session, on September 20. At that
time seven of the last year’s champion
ship team reported, and since then West
over has returne 1, making eight mem
bers of the Northwest championship
eleven back in uniform.
Huber Grimm, who played tackle for
Washington in 1908, is turning out for
his old position. Fie is an older broth
er of Warren Grimm, end on the 1908
team. Baker, a freshman from Pen
dleton, Oregon, looks good and at pres
ent is being used in the back field. May,
a husky line man who played center
on Cornell in 1907, and who was cap
tain elect for ’08, will be used on the
hue this year. May was at Washing
ton last year, but not permitted to play
on account of the one-year residence
ruling. These men and the eight men
from last year’s Varsity, together with
several promising men from the scrubs,
including a line man named Griffith
from Culver Military Academy, will in
all probability comprise the team that
will fight for the 1909 championship for
At the very best this university can
not hope to develop a team a bit bet
ter than the 1908 team. The back field
will be the same as it was last year,
very light. The back bone of the line
was lost when the three giants, Bab
cock, Jarvis and Bantz graduated.
Those men were all veterans and four
year football men, and Dobie can not
hope to develop their equal in one year.
Again Washington is handicapped by
having a late season, and also in not
being able to obtain practice games with
the high school teams in the city, as
they are in the midst of their inter
scholastic season and cannot take any
chances with the heavy university team.
The schedule is heavy and the games
bunched. On October 23, Washington
plays Whitworth College in Seattle.
The game promises to be a stubborn
ly fought contest, because Whitworth
College, disregarding all college and
conference rules, has gathered from far
and near old and experienced players,
who will compose a team that will be a
very formidable opponent for any team
in the Northwest conference. T hey
will he much stronger than they were
last season. One week after the Whit
worth game, the Idaho game will be
played at Spokane. Considering the
long trip to Spokane, and the chances
of there being some cripples from the
Whitworth contest, the prospects for vic
tory with Idaho do not look so rosy.
Bishop Franklin S. Spaulding, of the
Episcopal Church of Utah, lectured be
fore the students of the University at
the general assembly Wednesday morn
ing, taking for the subject of his ad
dress, “The Spirit of Service and the
College Graduate.”
Mentioning four great schools, Har
vard, Yale, Princeton and the University
pf Virginia, he deplored the fact that,
although their graduates have the power
of becoming an enormously effective in
fluence for good in the nation, they
have not chosen to exert that power as
fully or as unselfishly as they might.
'I he tendency today, as he claimed, was
for a man to sell the products of his
labor alone and not to give to the
world and its service himself.
More upon the graduates of the state
institutions, than upon those of the big
private schools, he claimed that the fu
ture of this country rests. Its welfare
depends then, upon them freeing them
selves from the narrow rut of selfish
ness in their social life, which is be
coming far too common among the edu
cated men of today in all walks of life.
"Society demands,” he said, “not your
work alone, but yourself.‘Greater
love hath no man than this; that he lay
down his life for his fellow man’
The attendance at the assembly was
large and Bishop Spaulding’s address
received from the students the high ap
preciation of which it was undeniably
worthy. A vocal solo by Professor I.
M. Glen, at the opening of the assembly
was heartily applauded. !
A financial campaign to raise funds
and increase their membership is being
conducted this week by the members of
the University Y. M. C. A. In this
way they hope to make good the loss
sustained through the withdrawn patron
age of the Merchants Protective As
An effort is also being made to per
suade the local merchants to rescind
their hostile action. “Only one college
enterprise now receives their support,”
said Treasurer Osterholm, speaking of
the matter this morning. “We feel that
the Eugene merchants should be more
loyal to the University.”
The matter will be taken up with the
merchants’ association at their next reg
ular meeting.
“Father Tom” writes from Santa
Clara College, where he is coaching,
that he is anxious to get back to Ore
gon. He says he can turn out the
strongest baseball t-eam that ever rep
resented this institution.
'1 he men on the varsity squad at pres
ent are: Capt. Mucklestone, Coyle,
Eakins, Taylor, Westover, Tegtmeier,
W. Grimm, Mattson, Beck, May, Grif
fith, H. Grimm, Baker, Swarva, Wand,
Sparger, Onick, Cook, Bliss. In all
there are forty-nine men turning out
daily. The squad has been very un
fortunate in having a large crippled
list. Tegtmeier and Severns are just
recovering from broken hands. Beck
I is suffering from a sprained foot, and
the latest additions to the hospital crew
are Mattson with a sprained hip, and
Eakins with a wrenched knee.
Rivalry Begun Three Years Ago
By Victory of Veach and Gallo
way to be Settled.
Oregon and Utah will hold their
third annual debate this year in either
Eugene or Portland.
This decision was made by the com
mittee on oratory and debate last Mon
day afternoon, when manager C. A.
Steele read a communication from the
University of Utah requesting that a
third debate be held to decide the
championship. The first contest was
won by Oregon; the second, by Utah.
On both the former occasions, Ore
gon felt unable to finance a debate from
such a distance, but this year it has
been decided to make the attempt. It
is even very possible that the contest
will be held in Portland, in which case
it would attract metropolitan attention
as the first inter-state Varsity debate
ever held there.
1 he question will be the same as that
for the triangular league debate, but it
is not yet determined just when to
hold it. In former years it has been
a post-season contest, the team being
chosen from the two regular teams.
This year Coach Buchen is in favor
of holding the Utah debate first, but
the matter was left for subsequent ac
tion. In the latter case the team will
be chosen in a special tryout.
The challenge for a debate with O.
A. C. was declined, it being the opinion
of all present that the Varsity teams
would have their hands full without
entering any new contests.
Wednesday, October 13—
Eutaxian society, 7:00 p. m. Li
Sophomore class meeting, 4 p.
m., Villard Hall.
Thursday, October 14—
Friday, October 15—
Golf Club meeting, 4:00 p. m.,
Villard Hall.
Freshman class party, 8:00 p. m.,
Chi Omega house.
Y. M. C. A., 7:00 p. m., Deady
Meeting of Emerald staff, 4:00 p.
m., Engineering building.
Saturday, October 16—
Football, Freshmen vs. Eugene
High School, Kincaid Field.
Laurean Society, 7 :00 p. m., Deady
Philologian Society, 7:00 ]). m.,
McClure Hall.
Engineering club, 7 :00 p. m., Mc
Clure Hall..
Henry Blagen, ex '12, stopped off for
a few hours Sunday on his way to San
Francisco. He is travelling for his
father’s timber interests.
As a result of Saturday’s game there
have been several changes in the Var
sity line up. All the squad were given
a chance and several of the men tried
out in different positions. Coach Forbes
seems to have satisfied himself as to j
where each man works best and it is I
probable that the final team will not
differ materially from the line up of
the last two nights.
Captain Clarke has been brought back
from left end to his old back field po
sition, left half. He is fast and heavy
and has all the qualifications for an
ideal end but is too valuable a man to
be spared from the baekfield.
The sensation of Saturday was the
playing of Dean Walker at full back
on the “frost” team. Since being
switched to the Varsity he has been
showing up equally well and will no
doubt be a fixture at full back this sea
son. He is fairly heavy and fast enough
to work with Clarke and Taylor. At
running interference he is fully the
equal of the older men.
Elmer Storie, who played full back
in the Alumni game, has been working
in a guard position. Big Dan Mitchell
has been playing center and shows all
the earmarks of a first class lineman.
Bill Main has been playing either half
or tackle.
The bunch seems to work better and
the last two days have gotten together
in line shape.
Never before has Oregon had such a
wealth of material, every indication
seeming to point to a winning season,
in spite of Saturday’s reverse.
“Resolved: That all corpora
tions engaged in interstate business
should be required to incorporate
under federal law, it being mutually
conceded that such legislation
would be constitutional and that a
system of federal license shall not
be available as an alternative so
The above question has been submitted
as Oregon’s choice for the triangular
interstate debate which will take place
next March.
Idaho and Washington will also sub
mit questions and the exact wording
will doubtless be decided within the
next week.
As predicted in the Emerald over a
week, ago the Oregon subject was chos
en on the first ballot. A slight delay
was caused by the late opening of the
University of Washington, hut Man
ager Steele received definite word early
this week.
Coach Buchen is busy writing for ma
terial and watching for any unseen
points that may come up in the progress
of the question. In a few days he will
have a complete library on the corpora
tion question and candidates for the
team can start in at the bottom, lie
emphasizes the fact that there is no
need to wait for the exact wording.
The general subject is enough to begin
Burns Powell returned to college on
Monday. He has been playing in one
of the leading Portland bands.
Has Many Adherents Among the
Students and Faculty—Is Ideal
Fall and Winter Amusement.
I lad President Taft taken his trip a
few weeks later, he most surely would
have stopped in Eugene for his favorite
game is being resurrected at the Uni
versity of Oregon and with the ideal
weather of the past week it is hard to
see how the President could have resist
ed a good game of golf on the new
links just finished on the outskirts of
the city.
A few years ago no sport enjoyed
greater popularity among the Oregon
students than golf. For some unknown
reason, however, this interest died away
and the local club went out of exist
ence. It is now planned to restore golf
to its old position of prominence.
A meeting has been called for four
o’clock Friday afternoon for the pur
pose of re-organizing the club and in
teresting students in the sport. The
plans of those leading the movement in
clude, besides the new nine hole course,
a regular yearly tournament and pos
sibly a club house. Dr. Stewart, the
women’s physical director, is said to
be an ardent devotee of the sport and
will doubtless encourage the girls in
taking it up.
“There is no finer fall and winter
sport than golf,” says Bert Prescott,
who is organizing the new club. “There
are many days when nothing else is
stirring,—ideal days for golf. Form
erly, one of the favorite picnics was for
a party to go to the links, taking their
lunch, and spend the day playing golf.
The grounds command a fine view.”
Many members of the faculty are en
thusiastic over the movement, President
Campbell among the list. Professor
Dearborn holds the local record of 36
points. Professor DeCou, Professor
Thurber, Mr. Tiffany, Miss Perkins and
Miss Morgan are other well known ad
Ail students interested in golf are ex
pet ted to attend the meeting Friday.
The annual freshman “get acquainted
party ’ will take place next Friday even
ing at the Chi Omega house.
This is always one of the most en
joyable features of the freshman year
and is unique in that only freshmen are
The committee in charge is making
arrangements to provide for a record
breaking crowd and to make theirs the
most enjoyable class party on record.
Plenty of delicious refreshments will
be served, if they are not intercepted
by the Sophomores.