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UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
VOLUME 11 EUGENE, OREGON, SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 1910. . 46
NO TRYOUT NECESSARY
FOR COLUMBIA TEAM
WILL TAKE EVERY MAN
WHO HAS TRAINED
Despite Lack of Interest, Men
Expect to Wave Again the Ban
ner Won Five Straight Years.
Because there are not enough men
doing track work to make up more than
the required number to take to the Co
lumbia Indoor track meet April 16, the
tryout which was to have been held
today was called off. The team will
consist of fourteen men, and this num
her wili allow Hayward to take prac
tically every man whom ne thinks
stands a show of making a point foi
Oregon. Every man; who has been
training consistently in events that are
scheduled at Columbia will make the
Captain Ben Williams, the premier
pole vaulter, can be counted on for one
first place, despite the hard luck he has
been having with his feet. Oregon can
also count on McDaniels, Johns and
Riddell for firsts in the 440 and 880
vard dashes and mile run. Hawkins,
Latourette, Olson and Holmes can
bring home a good share of the points
i:i the hurdle races. The short dashes
will be handled by Jim Johns and Bris
tow and by the new men Kay and
Briedwell. In the shot put Oregon will
enter Neill and Henderson. ,
Despite the lack of interest, the track
men feel that there are still hopes ot
winning the meet by a very narrow
margin and of again bringing home the
Columba banner, which has been won
for live consecutive years.
K. K. K. CLUB GIVES
PRETTY HOP IN ARMORY
One of the prettiest dances in the
history of the armory v«as given las\
night by the K. K. K.s, a secret elm.
of thirteen young ladies of Eugene.
I lie guests were largely Varsity,
high school and out of town people. An
especially pleasing scheme of decora
tions was carried out. The general plan
was Japanese, with a false ceiling con
structed of wisteria. In keeping with
the surroundings, cold tea and rice wa
ters were served hy two dainty maids
in Japanese costume.
I'wo new bulletins were sent from the
l niversity office this week; one an
nouncing the courses for the summer
session of the University of Oregon,
‘■he other put out hy the School of Ed
ucation and dealing wholly with that
I he Girls’ Tennis Club will meet next
-Monday afternoon at 4:00 o’clock. All
regular members, and also those wishing
to join the club are requested to be
present. It is also requested that mem
bers bring this semester’s dues.
Misses May Gray and Caroline Ben
son, of Portlan.d are guests at the Gam
ma Phi Beta house.
LOCAL BOOSTER CLUBS
TO SUPPLEMENT WORK
Publicity Work of Central Com
mittee Extended by Club
In Each County.
At the meeting of Professor Aider
man’s committee Wednesday it was de
cided that the state as a whole was too
broad a held for this central body to
cover. For this reason it was decided
to form county organizations, and each
organization will stand responsible for
its own county. It is desired that all
county clubs be formed early in the com
ing week, in order to make plans for
the spring vacation.
In discussing the matter this morn
ing, Arthur ,\i. Geary, chairman of the
central committee, said:
"1 he importance of the county or
ganization movement to the advance
ment of the interests of the University
should command the hearty co-opera
tion of every student. It is the only
effective way of disseminating news con
ce. Ai0 the Universi / over the state.
The readers of the Portland papers are
supplied by paid correspondents. The
smaller country papers have no direct
means of getting such news, although
their readers are as much interested in
University happenings, especially when
home students are involved. It is to the
interest of the University that these pa
pers are suppleid. Often high school
students arrive at their senior year un
decided whether to go to college or
not. Not knowing of actual conditions
at the University, they remain at home
while a few talks or letters from ac
quaintances would bring them to col
lege. It is imposible for the regstrar
or a central student committee to sup
ply the desired information effectively
over the whole state, while it will be a
comparatively easy matter where each
county club stands sponsor for its own
CEMENT COURT MUST BE
FINISHED BY APRIL 20
Handicap Tournament Scheduled
As Soon as New Court
1 lie contract for the construction of
the new cement tennis court lias been
let by Manage* Newland, of the tennis
club, and the completion of the court
is called for not later than April 20th.
The site of the new court has been se
lected on that of the old dirt court nea»
the library building, which is already
being leveled and enlarged in readiness
for the cement foundation.
A handicap tournament will be ar
ranged at once among the tennis devo
tees, to he played off as soon as the new
court is finished. Another important
tennis movement is being launched by
Paul Bond. The scheme is to build
; additional dirt courts about the city
! by organizing clubs of 16 members each.
Transferable membership at $2.00 each
will be the consideration asked from
those desiring to join one.
Marion McClain, '06. was married re
1 cently to Miss Mabel Eaton, '06.
UNIVERSITY TO RAVE
TWO SENIORS, NEILL AND
INMAN, DO ORIGINAL
Complete Wireless Plant Will Be
Constructed and Taken Over
By University of Oregon.
A complete wireless telegraph appara
tus, expected to rival in efficiency any
other now in use, the work of H. C. In
man and J. K. Neill, will he the inter
esting and eminently practical contri
bution of the Electrical Engineering de
partment for the current year, to be
permanently installed in the future as
a University station.
Neill and Inman are two seniors and
arc doing this work for their graduat
ing theses. The latter was forced to
leave college about a month ago, af
ter almost completing what will prob
ably be one of the most important works
in that department, and now has a po
sition with the Portland General Elec
tric Company. His work has been car
ried on lw Neill, who had been working
in conjunction with him, and while it
may lie impossible to install the ap
paratus completely this year, enough
has been done fo make it rank as a
Besides innumerable small inventions
and improvements, Neill and Inman/
have succeeded in perfecting two es
sential parts of any wireless appara
tus—the condenser and transformer—
to a degree far beyond any now in use.
I he latter gives them an effective volt
age of not far from thirty thousand.
To withstand a charge of this intensity,
it was necessary to construct an im
proved condenser. The first one they
installed “spilled over,” and even
cracked the glass used as insulating ma
terial. but they have now succeeded in
making improvements which allow them
safely to use the full voltage.
These two improvements alone make
their work an important one from the
purely commercial standpoint, and will
give the University one of the best and
most up to date wireless apparatus in
existence. Whether the new innovations
will lie adopted generally or not is, of
course, uncertain, but Neill and Inman
are considering patenting some of their
Willamette University is trying to ar
range for a triangular debate between
the law departments of the Universities
of Oregon, Washington and Wiliam
1 he University of California has
formed a club whose purpose it is to
meet weekly and converse in Japanese.
It is intended to create an interest in
The members of the Civil and Mining
engineering departments at O. A. C.
have issued a challenge for a track
meet to the combined departments of
Agriculture and Forestry.
l)r. James B. Angell, who recently
resigned from the presidency of the
University of Michigan, has received de
grees from no less than nine univer
JAMISON CAPTAIN OF
BASKETBALL NEXT YEAR
Season Is Financial Success
Will Probably Enter Con
Homer Jamison, ’12, of Portland, was
elected captain of the basketball team
for next year at the banquet given by
Manager Terry at the Smeede Hotel
Saturday evening. Tht men who en
joyed the feed report a good spread
and a jolly time.
The feature of the evening was a
cream pie eating contest. Homer Jami
son, Dean Walker and Jim Neill suc
ceeded in disposing ot tne dainties of
fered them, Neill finishing first and car
rying oiY the prize.
The new captain entered Oregon from
the Lncoln Ugh School, where he was
prominent in athletics. Since entering
the University he has made an excellent
record, playing center and forward on
this year's basketball team. He made
first base on the Varsity baseball nun,
last year, and has always played a star
game. He also captained the sopho
more football team, which cleaned up
the freshmen so handily last fall.
The bills of Manager Terry have not
yet been audited by the athletic council,
but he expects to turn in about fifty
The athletic council is considering
the project of entering the Conference
Basketball League next year. Should
this be undertaken, games will be played
with all five of the conference colleges
and basketball will become one of the
big Varsity activities, with a regular
schedule of upwards of twenty games.
Guarantee of $150 for each local con
test will be necessary, and the manager
will have to handle three or four thou
sand dollars during the season.
Robert Alton, ex-’12, is visiting friends
at the University.
DODSON APPOINTED ON
Prominent Senior Gets Place Left
Vacant by Chauncey
Ralph M. Dodson, a prominnt senior
in the Department of Biology, has been
appointed a member of the executive
committee by President Williams to fill
the vacancy left by the resignation of
Chauncey Cunning, who has left col
Dodson has always been active in
student body affairs, last year holding
a place on the athletic council and oc
cupying the position of president of his
class. In his sophomore year he held
the Varsity record in the half mile run,
and for the past two years he has been
a star end on the football team. He will
serve until June 13, when the next year’s
committee takes office. Dodson’s home
is in Baker City.
Miss Bitney, of Woodburn, is spending
; the week end at the Gamma Phi Beta
IDAHO AND OREGON TO
GROSS BATS NEXT WEEK
IDAHO PLAYS WHITMAN
Oregon Men Show Fine Form
and are Confident of Victory—
Henkel and Rhinehart to Pitch.
After playing Whitman this evening,
the Idaho nine will leave Walla Walla
for Eugene, where they will play their
second and third games of the season
against the Oregon team on Monday
and Tuesday. The strength of the Ida
ho team will be practically untried, but
no matter how fast an aggregation they
bring, Oregon has a big chance of re
trieving the defeat handed to them in
Moscow last year.
On Monday Oregon will send against
Idaho’s box artist her great south-paw
Henkle. With the exception of McKen
zie, who has been called home by the
death of his father, the team will con
sist of the same line-up that defeated
Whitman. Dobie will be shifted to third
and either Barbour, McIntosh or Mount
will hold down the keystone bag. There
will be nothing slow about this infield,
tor Dome nas a good whip and can nan
dle all the hot ones that come his way,
and the trio who will be tried out at
second have all been making a good
showing in their tight for a steady po
sition on the Oregon infield. Jamison
and Newland at first and short, and the
three big outfielders are all gathering
in the second team’s stick productions
in big league style, and nothing will
come their way this season that isn’t
marked for slaughter.
Henkle’s pitching arm never was in
better shape, and the keen-eyed moun
taineers will have their troubles in solv-'
ing his curves. Both Rhinehart and
Tom Word are pitching good ball, and
Rhinehart, who will probably go in the
box Tuesday, is in exceptionally good
form, promising to prove a stumbling
block for the visitors’ ambitious batters.
If Oregon’s fondest hopes are realized
and they succeed in leaving town with
one thousand per cent to their credit
for the trip through the Inland Empire,
it will give Coach Kelly’s pennant chas
ers confidence that will be a big help
in the hard games away from home.
The games will begin at 4:00 o’clock.
Admission, thirty-five cents.
The Oregon team will lin* up:
Jamison, 1st b.
Barbour, McIntosh and Mount, 2nd b.
Newland, s. s.
Chandler, 1. f.
Clarke, (capt.) c. f.
Van Marter, 1. f.
Mrs, George Gerling, of Dallas, spent
Thursday at the Gamma Delta Gamma
house. The sorority entertained in her
honor with a dinner and an informal
“at home” in the evening.
Hon. S. H. Friendly kindly donated
! passes to the students who work in the
men’s dormitory for the Homer Dav
enport lecture in the Presbyterian
church last Thursday evening.