OREGON VOLUME 11 EUGENE, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, OCT. 13, 1909 No. 5 FOOTBALL PROS PECTS GLOOMY AT WASHINGTON NINE OLD MEN ARE BACK BUT TEAM FACES A HARD SEASON Loss of Heavy Line Men and the Late Opening of School Great ly Handicaps Coach Dobie. (by Frank Brokaw) Emerald’s Special Correspondent at Washington UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, 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 Washington. 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. LARGE AUDIENCE HEARS BISHOP F. S. SPAULDING 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. ! FINANCIAL CAMPAIGN STARTED BY Y. M. C. A. 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 sociation. 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. OREGON AND UTAH TO DEBATE FOR CHAMPIONSHIP WILL THY CONCLUSIONS EITHER IN EUGENE OR PORTLAND 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. CALENDAR Wednesday, October 13— Eutaxian society, 7:00 p. m. Li brary. 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 Hall. 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 Hall. 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. ALUMNI GAME CAUSES SHAKEUP IN THE TEAM 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. QUESTION SUBMITTED FOR VARSITY DEBATE “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 lution.” 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 on. Burns Powell returned to college on Monday. He has been playing in one of the leading Portland bands. GOLF WILL BE RESTORED AS OREGON SPORT WELL KNOWN SCOTCH AC TIVITY TO BE PLAYED ON EUGENE LINKS 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 vocates. Ail students interested in golf are ex pet ted to attend the meeting Friday. ACQUAINTANCE PARTY FOR FRESHMEN 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 invited. 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.