OREGON VOLUME 11 EUGENE, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, NOV. 17, 1909 No. 15 OREGON’S FATE MAY BE DECIDED IN GAME FRIDAY AGGIES ARE COMING WITH DETERMINATION TO WIN CONTEST 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 Feild. 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 Oregon. 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.) ALUMNI WILL GIVE DANCE THANKSGIVING 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. W. S. C. WINS FROM TEAM THAT TIED WHITMAN 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. NEW FEATURES ARRANGED FOR MONSTER RALLY FIREWORKS AND SPECIAL MUSIC WILL ADD TO DEMONSTRATION 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. HAMBLE WILL TRY FOR RHODES SCHOLARSHIP 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) o’clock. 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. ORATORY OUT OF DATE SO IDAHO LEAVES LEAGUE INTERSTATE ORATORICAL ASSOCIATION MAY GO TO PIECES 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.