Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920, December 04, 1909, Image 1

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No. 19
art and humor shown
Falsetto Trio Surprises and De
lights Audience—The Mandolin
Club Playj Well.
before a packed house, the University
of Oregon Glee and Mandolin Clubs
made their first appearance of the year
in the annual concert in the local opera
house last night. I he audience was very
appreciative and seemed pleased with
the new Glee Club, many considring it
the best they had ever heard. I he
Mandolin Club played well, using no
music racks as in former years.
Last year the clubs lost many of the
best singers and players and was left
with few veterans. But so many new
men came in with the freshmen that the
loss is hardly felt. And : hove all, the
Glee Club now possesses two excellent
soloists, both of whom delighted the
The concert opened with the two pop
ular Oregon songs, “O Oregon," and
"Days at Oregon.-' sung by Professor
Glen's sixteen well-trained voices. This
was followed by an amusing enchorc,
"My Cousin Carouso.” A parody on
"My Cousin Sylvester.”
The melodious falsetto trio sung by
Curtis (soprano). Geisler (contralto),
and Martin (alto), was the surprise of
the evening and brought forth loud
bursts of laughter. Dressed in dainty
feminine attire, the men made good
chorus girls, the head dress being the
most conspicuous part. Curtis was a
brunette, Geisler a peroxide, and Mar
tin's bulging blond was a work of art.
“Wanted—an Accompanist” by Pow
ell. Martin. Vawter, Welch, Geisler and
Ogden, kept the house in continual up
roar. Raphael Geisler’s Dutch fit
was exceptionally amusing: also Og
den’s story on the piano. The laughter
was only quieted by Powell’s excellent
trombone solo.
“A Tramp,” sung by Frazer and
“Madrigal”, sung by Geo. Mallett, add
ed exceptional features to the pro
gram. The Mandolin Club was encored
on every occasion.
The much-talked-of “Fire in a Frat”,
sketch was clever, though it has a
tendency, to drag and become tiresome.
This, of course, is part of the idea, but
the suggestion would be humorous with
out the subsequent attempts to make
it funny.
Professor F. G. Young will speak at
Assembly Wednesday on the subject
“Has the University a Soul.’
At Indiana holders of season football
tickets are allowed to wear a white pin
showing that they have supported the
The legislature of New York has re
cently proviori a penalty of from $10
to $1(X) for t e ordinary form of hazing.
Yale is in her 200th year with a reg
istration of 3,500.
I hough wanted by players, students
and faculty, Robert Forbes, Oregon's
football coach will, in all probability not
be with the varsity team next year..
Forbes has had business interests wait
ing for him ever since he came West,
with which his coaching interfered.
lie has now practically decided that
these interests will forbid bis coaching
another year. A contract for next year
was presented to him by the athletic
council, but he declined to sign it, say
ing that in all probability he would not
be located here much longer.
I hanks to the Yale system and his
policy of playing many men in many
positions, Coach Forbes leaves his suc
cessor a heritage of nineteen men, all
capable of playing varsity ball and all
of whom have had considerable experi
ence. The council believes that this
alone sliouiu be sufficient to vindicate
his system as next year’s coach will have
most of the fundamental work already
done for him.
Mr. and Mrs. Forbes leave with the
best wishes and admiration of everyone
connected with th varsity. They have
both been extremely popular in Uni
versity circles and their departure will
be a distinct loss to college society.
Oh, Those Hateful Green Caps.
It was a group of downcast fresh
men that gathered on the campus yes
terday to console each other over the
deepening humiliation of wearing fresh
man caps. The discussion bore not so
much on the present—that was admitted
by all to be hopeless—but on the future,
What could they do to show their spite
for them at the end of the year?
“W|e’ll make next year’s freshmen
bury them,” said one. “No, let’s tie
them in a sack and sink them in the
pond,” insisted another. The suggestion
that they be kept for souveniers was
downed unanimously. “A souvenier
should represent something that is re
membered with pleasure, not with con
tempt and humiliation,” they said.
At last an idea came. “Wait till the
end of the year, fellows, and have a
national freshman day. Build a mon
ster bonfire, and in a conflagration the
like of which the one Nero saw from
the hills of Rome is not to be compared,
we’ll consign these disgraceful sky
pieces to the eternal void. Silver
tongued Harold Warner will deliver a
fitting speech for the occasion. And
Bones Allen will write it up for the
Guard.” This fiery oration was re
ceived with applause and the babes at
once began to formulate plans for the
great event.
While no official action has been taker
in the matter, there seems to be little
doubt that the general plan will be
adopted by the students. The freshmer
are a unit in advocating it and most
of the other classes favor the idea. It
is proposed to hold the festivities some
time around Junior Week End. The
executive committee of the freshmar
class may take the matter up, but it
they do not, it is certain to be brought
up at the first class meeting.
Dean Collins, author of the poem
“My Ladies’ Hat” that made such t
hit with the students in the last issue
of the Monthly, promises a new creatior
for the next issue that will prove t
great attraction. The title of his lates
work is “The Rubayat of the Quiz.’
Prospects Poor Says Hayward, So
All Must Help—Only Six Point
Winners Now Out for Practice
With the close of the football sea
son, the athletic enthusiasts are turning
their attention to the other big college
activity, tracK, with a determination that
one big championship at least must go
to the University of Oregon.
I lope is especially centered on track
because in this department, Oregon has
not been defeated for live years. With
Bill Hayward at trainer, a winning
team litis become a habit and the stu
dents tire determined to maintain their
However, it is with no surplus con
fidence that the old men look forward
to spring. The freshmen material ap
parently is under average and to make
matters worse, the year is particularly
unfortunate in the number of old men
on hand. There are only six sure point
winners in the list—Williams in the pole
vault, Bristow in the broad jump, Haw
kins in the high hurdles, Riddell in the
mile, and Johns and McDaniels m the
quarter. Watson, Kellogg and Neill are
promising but not sure men in the pole
vault and weights.
Trainer Hayward is deeply and sin
cerely worried over the outlook. “Of
course,” he says, “this litis been the us
ual story with me, but never since I
came up here have I been able to name
so few point winners. There is never
an abundance of material, but this year
is by far the worst. And the students,
as usual, sit back trusting in me to
make the men get out and whip them
into shape. This year everyone must
put his shoulder to the wheel, or the
task is hopeless.”
Captain Williams is also pessimestic
over the outlook. “If we are going to
even up with Washington this year,” he
says, “we must win the Tri-state Track
meet. Such good men as Chester
Downs must come out and help. We
j need him. Then there are the fresh
men. We need the efforts of everyone.”
Manager Espy is completing his
schedule which will probably, include two
trips out of the state. The Tri-state
meet will doubtless be held in Eugene
! again as it is most popular and pays
best here.
Saturday, Dec. A—
Philologian meeting, 7 p. m.,
McClure Hall.
Laurean meeting, 7 p. m., in
Deady Hall.
Tuesday, Dec. 7—
Third Debate Tryout, 7 p. m.,
Villard Hall.
Faculty Colloquium, 7 p. m..
McClure Hall.
Wednesday, Dec. 8
Assembly (Prof. Young) 1C
a., m., Villard Hall.
Eutaxian Meeting, 7 p. m.
McClure Hall.
'1 he following article was written for
the Emerald by Robert Forbes, Oregon's
popular football coach.
I wish to express through the columns
of the Emerald my sincere appreciation
for the loyal support the college and
those connected with the institution have
given me while acting for the past two
seasons as your football coach.
1 honestly shall look back upon the
days out on the field and association
off the field with all sorts of pleasure,
and though we haven’t won a champion
ship, you have won the respect of every
lover of true sportsmanship. Not only
by your fighting spirit, but far greater,
by your own personal gentlemanly con
duct. The purity of your athletics is
known by all on the coast, as it is also
known by many in other sections of the
country who have respected your ideals
of the sport,—as 1 heard from one of
your alumni shortly after my arrival
amongst you, "Oregon wants to win,
but they want to win fairly”—this best
expresses your sentiment.
An event oi the season of 1908 will
always remain with me as one of in
tense pleasure. It all happened in the
Washington game—many things had
conspired to make the men have any
thing but a kindly spirit toward our op
ponents. The game was played as though
no unpleasantness had occurred, and the
grandest thing of all, no sooner had the
whistle blown for the completion of the
game, than spontaneously our team just
carried the visiting team off the field.
It took the highest type of manhood
to do a thing like that. From a numeri
cal standpoint we had lost the game;
from the true sportsmanship standpoint
ours was a great victory.
The college is 10 be congratulated on
the type of man she has to represent
her, for whether it is debate, baseball,
or whatever college activity, each has
its influence not only on the present
student body but more especially on the
youth who are about to enter.
Whatever changes may be made in
the rules for the coming year, and ev
erything points that way, the fact that
you have so many experienced players
in school will be of inestimable value to
you. As the game progresses you are
keeping abreast of it all the time. This
can only be accomplished by teaching
many men how to play different posi
tions. I look for a most successful fu
ture for you on the field and I am sure
I wish it for you from the bottom of
my heart.
Charged with stealing an O. A. C
muff the night after the big game in
Eugene, November 19th, Stanley Eaton,
'12, will be summoned before the Philo
logian Society tonight, to show cause,
if any exist, why he should not be ad
judged guilty.
The society will sit as a court, with
Alfred Powers as judge. W. C. Nich
olas is prosecuting attorney, and Dean
UAappears for the prisoner. Joel
Richardson is clerk, and Earl A. Mar
shall detective.
The case against Eaton is said to be
conclusive and what defense he can pro
duce is unknown.
. On advise from h's counsel he refuses
to talk.
Coach Buchen has drawn up and for
warded to Washington a two-year con
tract for the Interstate Co-ed Debating
Improvements In Course May
Lower Record—Meets Planned
With O. A. C. and Washington
l'lie annual interclass cross-country
run, which has become a fixture at Ore
gon because of its great work in de
veloping runners for the track team, has
been scheduled for the last Friday be
fore the holidays; and the tryouts for
jeach class to select a team will be held
piext Saturday.
j It is rather doubtful just how strenu
(ous the competition for places will be
this year, but those who are watching
the men work say some surprises will
the pulled off either in the tryouts or in
the final contest. George X. Riddell,
last year’s record breaking winner, has
been turning out regularly and reports
that he is in good shape. Wm. Garra
brandt, ’12, who did well last year, will
also give a good account of himself.
Reynolds and Davis, two of last year’s
tars, have not returned. Chester Downs
has been kept off the track by Glee
Club practice. It is expected, however,
that these losses will be made up by
some new men, the new rule of making
out-door physical training, doing much
to develop them. Several freshmen are
said to give promise of making good.
Owing to several improvements in the
course, the race will be an improvement
over former years and may witness a
lowering of the record. The same prizes
will be given—a large trophy cup to the
winning class, and gold, silver, and
ronze medals o the first, second and
third place men. These prizes will be
come the permanent property of the win
Later in*the year, cross country meets
will be arranged with O. A. C. and one
is talked of with the U. of W. for
Washington’s birthday.
Since Robert Forbes has decided not
to coach next year the athletic louncil
is casting about for a new man to con
tinue the Yale system so successfully
inaugurated here by Forbes.
R. H. Jones, brother of the famous
“Tad” Jones and last year head coach
at Yale, has been decided upon as the
desirable man and negotations are now
in progress to secure him as Oregon’s
coach for 1910. If successful in getting
Jones here it will be a long step towards
a successful season, as he will continue
the Yale system. It is said that it re
quires three years to perfect this sys
tem, so next year should be it’s best.
The new man is spoken of highly by
critics who give him credit for the mag
nificent machine that humbled the Crim
son this fall. Forbes is aiding the com
mittee to find a successor.
Colorado is trying to get a daily pa