Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920, November 17, 1909, Image 1

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No. 15
Oregon’s Strength Doubtful—
Result Will Show Chances
Against Washington in Game
Whether Oregon is to have a chance
to light for the Northwest football
championship in Seattle a week from
tomorrow will be decided next briday
when Captain Clarke and his men line
up against their old rivals from Cor
vallis in what is expected to be the
greatest game ever played on Kincaid
The game has been advertised in the
surrounding towns for weeks and a
record breaking crowd is expected, The
people of Corvallis will come in la
body. With such catch phrases as "On
to Eugene” and "Oregon must be de
stroyed,” they wdl invade the city two
thousand strong.
The contest should be very close,
with the apparent advantage slightly on
the side of the visitors. Although they
were defeated by Washington the Ag
gies have a strong team and several
of their men who have been disabled
will-be back in the game. The Oregon
team did not overwhelm Idaho as
Washington did and will line up against
their opponents in a rather weak con
dition owing to several, injuries. Ac
cordingly, their supporters entertain
grave doubts as to the outcome.
Coach Metzger has developed his
green team into wonderful form. They
sprung the surprise of the season by
defeating Whitman College. Washing
ton only won from them because Keck,
their great kicking fullback was out of
the game and he will go in against
The only game that Oregon can be
judged by is that against Idaho last
Saturday, when she won by a majority
of just sixteen points. Washington de
feated the same team fifty to nothing
so the only inference is that Oregon
will have the uphill end of the two
last tights.
in spue oi uie.se uisau vantages,
ever, supporters of the lemon yellow
are still hopeful. The rooters are get
ting more spirit and expect to make
up for lack of strength by instilling
more tight into the team. Secret prac
tice was held all week regularly twice
a day, the main stress being placed on
the development of consistent attack.
Special efforts have been made to drill
the line men in offence. A variety of
plays, new on the coast, have been in
troduced and are expected to surprise
Metzger’s men.
That Oregon r.as any chance at all
is entirely due to the work of Hayward
and the wonderful foresight of Coach
Forbes in keeping practically two men
in reserve for every position. The only
place where he may have trouble is in
the back field. He has no substitute
for McKinley, who is unable to play
more than one half. When he goes
(, Continued on last page.)
The annual dance of the University
of Oregon alumni will be given as usual
Thanksgiving night at the Masonic
temple, and will be the leading college
affair > of the season. During the
Thanksgiving holidays a large number
of students from Oregon and other col
leges in the state gather in Portland, and
this dance is marked by a distinctly col
lege atmosphere which makes it partic
ularly delightful. Heretofore the Mult
nomah-Oregon football game Thanks
giving day has adled zest to the dance.
This year the Oregon game Thanksgiv
ing will be played with the University j
of Washington in Seattle, but the usual,
representation of students will, however,
be in Portland to enliven this occasion.
C. J. Schnabel is chairman of the com
mittee on arrangement. No cards will
be sent out this year, but a cordial in
vitation is (.Mended to all friends of th®
university and to college people gener
ally. The patroneses for the dance are
Mrs. Prince Lucien Can.ubell, Mrs. Cy
rus A. Dolph, Mrs. Harriet K. McAr
thur, Mrs. Zera Snow, Mrs. William D.
Fenton, Mrs. Charles J. Schnabel, Mrs.
Henry W. Goddard, Mrs. Russell Sc
wall, Mrs. H. C. Wortman, Mrs. Robert
S. Bean and Mrs. Fletcher Linn.
Pullman, Nov. 16.—A further indi
cation of the comparative strength of
the local college team was shown this
afternoon when the Whitworth foot
ball team went down before W. S. C.
by a score of 38 to 0. Whitman Col
lege was unable to score on this same
team last Friday.
The first touchdown was made after
live minutes and most of the playing
was in Whitworth’s territory.
The field was frozen and rough. One
of the Whitworth men suffered a bro
ken ankle.
Lecture on Foolish Inventions
At the Engineering club last Satur
day evening, Earl A. Marshall delivered
a lecture on “Foolish Inventions” in
which he described several with which
he had had experience. F. T. Struck
continued with a lecture on “Bunga
lows.” According to Mr. Struck bun
galows originated in the orient where
they derived their name from their
similarity to Beugese huts. The first
American bungalows were built in Cal
ifornia where a distinctive American
type is being developed.
Professor Adams then followed with
a discussion of government triangula
tion methods, more extended than his
article in the Monthly. Professor Mc
Alister described a new method of re
inforcing concrete in which ordinary
wire nails are used. By this means the
compressive strength of concrete may
be increased three times.
Rooters in Uniform
Dressed in their regular uniforms, the
O. A. C. rooters will arrive in Eugene
Friday morning a little before noon.
At the game they will be in charge of
Captain Alexander.
The Oregon rooters are going down
to see the Corvallis special come in and
Alton has requested that all be there
so as to make a good showing.
i Interest Is Aroused and Much
Spirit Manifested as Time for
Great Contest Approaches
A solid blaze of red lire will illumine
the line of march down Willamette
street tomorrow night, when the Ore
gon rooters get together for the last
great rally of the year in preparation
for the O. A. C. game. Each man will
carry a lighted torch in the parade and
all Euene will resound with enthusiasm.
Over three hundred roman candes will
he distributed among the rooters to
j shoot off as the climax of the greatest
spectacle of its kind ever seen on Kin
I caid Field.
These are only a few of the many
surprises Yell Lealer Alton has planned
for the occasion. Most of them are
being carefully held from the public,
to bring out at the crucial moment. On
the march through town, a new sensa
tion will be sprung at every corner, and
the program at the field will be some
thing different from anything on for
mer occasions.
The parade will start at 7 :30 from the
Dormitory and will so time its march
as to reach the field at 8:30 where the
freshman have come through with the
largest bon-lire ever built in Eugene.
This bon-lire was started Tuesday, the
framework consisting of four telegraph
poles. Small light tinder was filled in
and the whole saturated with tar so
that it will burn at the sightest touch
(of a match. It is on the west side
i of the grand stand instead of on the
: east as heretofore.
1 V ell Leader Alton says that the old
Oregon spirit is picking up wonderful
ly. Beginning with exceptionally large
rooters’ practice last Wednesday, the
enthusiasm continued to increase each
I day until it culminated last night in a
purely spontaneous rally. Though " no
I one was expecting it—not even Alton
himself, the men came through with
* a more genuine quality of spirit than
has been witnessed since college open
ed. Taking up the recent catch-phrase
“Oregon forever, O. A. C. never,”
they fairly tore up the town. Every
fraternity house was routed out, the
sororities were serenaded, and it did
not stop until it reached the campus,
where, after continued cheers and a
speech from President Campbell, the
men disperse!..
Several new features will also be
savel for the demonstration at the
game itself. Manager Goodman has
arranged for the visitors to display on
the field before the game. Oregon has
the privilege between halves and after
the game, it goes to the winning side.
It is said that even the rooters will be
surprised when one of these sensations
is sprung.
The women of the University will
hold a song rally at the Kappa Alpha
Theta house tomorrow evening.
Bolton Humble, '08, who passed the
examinations in the spring of 1907, has
announced his intention to enter the
contest this year for the Cecil Rhodes
Scholarship to Oxford University from
Oregon. He has been considering the
matter for some time but not until
late last week did he see his way clear,
whereupon he immediately announced
that if he could get the faculty recom
mendation from this University he
would take his chances before the com
mittee of live in Salem next spring.
While in college, Humble took a
prominent part in all activities, making
an especially enviable record as a stu
dent. lie was an enthusiastic tennis
player, but as yet no Varsity tennis
team was in existence. During his sen
ior year he was one of the two tnem
bers-at-large of the executive commit
tee pf the Associated Students.
Since graduating he has been very
successful. For a time he was engaged
in newspaper work on one of the local
dailies and last year he was an active
campaign speaker in the Presidential
election. He is now superintendent of
the Eugene Rock company.
Humble was one of the four men who
had the distinction of passing the first
Oxford Scholarship examinations ever
held in Oregon. Two other men, Wis
tar Johnson and Cecil Lyons, also
passed the test from this University.
At that time Humble was only a jun
ior, while Johnson was a very distin
guished senior, his father having been
the first president of the University.
I he latter was given the honors the
next year so is now ineligible. Up to
date Lyons has not been heard from
and Humble feels that he is now the
next in line.
The other candidates this year are
Ellsworth Morgan of last year’s class,
and Ralph McKee of McMinville Col
lege. It is not certain yet that they
have passed the examinations, but both
are younger than Ramble. This year
will lie Ramble’s last chance as he is
almost past the age limit.
Miss Stinson in Song Recital
Miss Eva Stinson, head of the voice
department in the University school of
music, assisted by Miss Abbey White
side, pianist, will give a song recital in
Villard Hall, Saturday evening at Salt)
Miss Stinson has just returned from
a year’s leave of absence, during which
time she studied under Karl Brememan
and Willis Bacheller of New York.
Her program will consist of old Italian,
French and English songs.
Miss Whiteside was formerly at the
head of the piano department, in the
University of Oregon, and is well and
favorably known to the students and
people of Eugene. She has recently re
turned from Berlin, where she was a
pupil of Randolph Ganz.
The musical public is invied to attend
! Mrs. Creery, who is a returned Mis
j sionary from Africa, spoke to the Y. W
! C. A. girls Tuesday afternoon. Shi
was one of the leaders in a large missior
college for girls and gave many inter
esting instances of her work there,
who will be ashamed of this—on herrd
i Helen Washburn has returned to col
i. lege after a short absence.
Lack of Interest, Financial Fail
ure, and Poor Support Convince
Idaho Day for Oratory Past
Declaring that oratorical contests arc
now relics of the past, the debate coun
cil of the University of Idaho voted
last week that it was in favor of break
ing up the Inter-state Oratorical Asso
ciation composed of the Universities of
Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Man
ager Steele received the letter announc
ing this decision last Monday in the
course of which Idaho formally with
draws from the association.
The letter goes into detail explaining
all the facts that have induced them to
come to this conclusion. Among other
things it states that the day for college
oratory has passed and cites the cases
of such large institutions as Harvard,
Vale, Princeton, California and Stan
ford, all of which they say have aban
doned it.
I he Inter-state contests have never
been a financial success. 'I'he Idaho
students take no interest in them, and
lew even have the patience, to listen to
the orations. The letter also suggests
that the debating field is more suited
to inter-collegiate forensic contests.
Mr. Steele took the matter up before
the Committee of Oratory and Debate
Monday afternoon and after some dis
cussion it was decided to postpone final
action until Washington was heard
from. It is possible that the latter may
take the same action as Idaho, in which
case the association would be hope
lessly broken up. Should Washington
decide to remain, the co>itest ctytld
continue although some change would
probably be made in its nature.
'The Oregon committee was unani
mously in favor of keeping Oratory.
I hey spoke of taking steps to get some
other state university to enter the as
sociation, perhaps Utah or California.
If this is not practicable, Whitman Col
lege may be invited to join the league.
The latter has already expressed her
desire to open debating relations with
the three state universities.
Should Washington also withdraw
and complete the work of destroying
the assocation, Oregon would have no
contest except with the small colleges
of the state and with O. A. C., which
have never been in great favor, and the
sentiment was expressed that unless
Oregon could have a big contest with
some college that was her equal in both
size and quality she should give up
oratory all together.
The Interstate Oratorical Association
from which Idaho has withdrawn, was
formed in 1903. This year it was to
have been held in Eugene. It was con
sidered by far the most important con
test, especially since prizes of seventy
five and twenty-live dollars respectively
are given to the winner of first and
second place by the King County Bar
j Association of Washington.