OREGON EM6RAED UNIVERSITY OF OREGON VOLUME 11 EUGENE, OREGON. SATURDAY, DEC. 4, 1909. No. 19 NEW GLEE CLUB SINGS WELL PACKED HOUSE art and humor shown BY PROFESSOR GLEN’S FRESHMEN * 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 audience. 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 team. 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. OREGON LOSES FORBES WHO QUITS COACHING 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.’ MIST WIN IN TRACK SINCE FOOTBALL LOST ONE BIG CHAMPIONSHIP MUST BE CAPTURED BY OREGON 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 prestige. 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. Calendar. 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. AN APPRECIATION FROM COACH FORBES '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 League. CROSS COUNTRY MEN TRY-OUT NEXT SATURDAY EACH CLASS WILL SELECT FIVE MEN TO RUN IN FINALS 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 ners. 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. OREGON MAY GET HEAD COACH AT YALE 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 per.