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Wednesday, October 20, 1909
Never before in the history of the
University of Oregon did such a fav
orable opportunity open for new men—
freshmen—in debating, b'or three rea
sons; an early adoption of the inter
state question, a new method of choos
ing the team, and an extraordinary
Debaters do not seem to realize that
the subject for the Varsity debates this
year is already definitely determined.
All who have the least aspiration to
ever represent the University of Ore
gon in forensics should begin prepara
tion at once. An early start and hard
work are the chief assets of the man
who wins out. 1 lie old men recognize
this fact and three out of the four
left from last year are already hard
at work. Can a freshman afford to
begin later than they?
1 he greatest advantage the freshman
candidate will have this year is in the
new system of tryouts. Hitherto he
has been compelled to stake all on one
desperate chance. He knew little of
college methods. 1 le was new and un
known to the judges. Probably bis
lirst appearance caused nervousness and
made it a general "off day” for him.
Now all this is changed. Instead ot^
being judged on bis one lirst perform
ance alone, he will be given a thorough
trial just as a football candidate prac
tices for a month before bis true value
is decided. He has a chance to learn
from hearing the older men and im
prove the methods that he learned in
high school. He becomes accustomed
to appearing in public and the judges
get acquainted with all sides of bis
personality. And then after all this,
he has only gone through one tryout.
If he fails be still has the second and
largest team before bint to try for.
This year will mark a change in Ore
gon's record in debating. Those who
have seen the able and determined way
in which Gustave Bucheu handles the
men in Ins debating and public speaking
classes know that he is far from an
ordinary coach. We say this in a
spirit of neither over confidence nor
carelessness. We honestly believe that
Mr. Buchcn will prove by far the great
est master of debating that the North
west has ever seen. If bis material is
anything better than a shame to the
University he will win the champion
ship for Oregon this year.
It is a mistake to look upon the tie
bating team as one not worth making.
Some of the best known graduates of
the University were debaters and owed
their prominence almost entirely to that
fact. Unless we misunderstand the sit
uation, the coming year will be a "de
bating” year more than any preceding
one. From the time that Oregon meets
Utah in the great Portland debate in
January, through the girl’s debate later
on, till the final contest for the cham
pionship of the Northwest and per
haps of the Pacific Coast, the Univer
sity of Oregon will “live in debate.”
Coach Buchen is increasing in popu
larity at a remarkable rate. Every
day brings new students to his classes,
lie is enthusiastic over his work and
will doubtless make debating one of
the most prominent and popular of the
student body activities. We would ad
vise every freshman in the college of
liberal arts to take work under him
and try out for the debating team.
Now is a good time for those who
say they haven’t any chance in athletics
to help out in another way. Get busy
and write a song or yell. Oregon
needs both badly, especially the latter.
This week is the last chance.
Those last year’s notices on the bul
letin boards might just as well be tak
en down. A good many things that
happened last year were better forgot
By all means, we say, name the new
“Gym" after “Bill,” and "Long may she
At the meeting of the Engineering
Club last Saturday night, an illustrated
lecture on skyscrapers was given by
Professor Adams, and several math
ematical puzzles were presented by Dr.
According to Professor Adams, the
prvatnid of Creops was the first sky
scraper ever built, rising to a height
of 5lXt feet above the neighboring plain,
the first skyscraper of modern construc
tion was the Eiffel tower at Paris. This
tower is l)48 feet high and is still the
highest structure in existence.
In the United States the first sky
scraper was the twenty-story Masonic
Temple of Chicago, which held the
record until 1897, when the twenty-six
story Park Row building of New York
was built. Following this came many
buildings in New York from eighteen
stories up. Now one is planned—the
Equitable Life—which will be two and
one-quarter times as high as the Park
one-quarter times as high as the Park
Row building, or 909 feet. 'Phis is
half as high as Spencer’s Butte. It
will have over fifty acres of floor space
and accommodate 10,000 people.
Dr. Leonard’s mathematical puzzles
were of the usual high order, lie first
took up the problem of determining
the smalest number in which 2, 3, 4,
5, and 6 were each contained with a
remainder of one. but in which 7 went
with no remainder. 11c deduced an
indeterminate equation for such prob
lems. but one which can be solved by
a finite number of trials. Another of
bis problems dealt with a certain num
ber of roses which the three Graces di
vided with the nine Nurses. The num
ber was zero. Several other like prob
lems were presented.
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