Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920, May 21, 1910, Image 1

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Characters Were Well Sustained
and Audience Is Enthusiastic.
“The Professor’s Love Story,” pre
sented last Thursday evening at the
Eugene Theater, scored a great suc
cess for the Dramatic Club. Under the
competent directorship of Professor
Irving M. Glen, the cast was able to
produce one of the best plays ever
given by the Oregon students and to
establish the Dramatic Club as an im
portant organization aomng student ac
tivities. '1 he story is of an absent
minded professor, so absent-minded, in
fact, that he is absolutely at a loss with
out his maid, Elbe, who constantly re
minded him of some of his forgotten
1 he Professor was watched over by
his- sister, Miss Goodwillie, but lie
sometimes acted without consulting her,
and it was on one of these occasions
that he engaged a good looking young
lady to act as his secretary, lie falls
in love with her, without realizing what
is the matter with him. Even his wor
thy friend, Dr. Cousens, is baffled by
his mysterious disease. But soon both
the doctor and the secretary find out
the ailment and the doctor feels it his
duty to acquaint the Professor with his
knowledge. The Professor decides to
leave London, but since he is unable
to determine the person with whom lit
is in love, he takes the very, one, his
secretary, with him.
There is a pretty young dowager,
Lady Gilding, who desires to marry the
Professor, "he is so different from the
other men, she knows.” All her plans
to captivate him fail, however, while
the attempts of Miss Goodwillie to
prevent his marrying the secretary are
equally unsuccessful.
Victor Voigt, in the leading role of
the Professor, carried out his part per
fectly. He was a typical, ideal college
Miss Ruth Duniway took the part
of the secretary, and showed remark
able dramatic talent. One could not
blame the Profesor for forgetting his
books and work in her charming so
Juliet Cross, as the young dowager,
was particularly attractive and deserves
especial praise for the successful ren
dition of a difficult part.
Another difficult part, carried out
with equal ability, was that played by
Maud Beals as the hard-hearted sister
of the Professor.
The two doctors, Lee Caufield and
Lair Gregory, were both clever actors.
The other members of the cast, who
contributed much toward its success,
were: Naomi Williamson as the charm
ing maid, Effie; F. E. Dunton and Ro
land Kennedy, her two ardent admir
ers; and E. J. Himes and Bertha Cum
mings, who, as Sir George and Lady
Gilding, executed strenuous efforts in
helping their stepmother, the dowager,
toward success.
On the whole, this first large play
given by the Dramatic Club cored a
tremendous success. The' members of
the cast were the recipients of many
beautiful bouquets from an enthusiastic
Evolution of Oregon Territory
Described by Brigadier
General Beadle
Brigadier General Beedle, a veteian
of the civil war and Ex-President of the
State Normal College of South Dakota,
spoke before the assembly Wednesday on
the “Evolution of Oregon Territory.”
General Beedle has watched the growth
of the West since its pioneer days, when
the Oregon trail was marked by the
graves of massacred white men, up to
the present day, when there is com
paratively little unsettled territory in
this part of the country.
General Beedle spoke of the part a
University plays in the history of a
state. He called the present students
of the University of Oregon the coming
rulers of our state. They hold the des
tiny of Oregon in their hands, and as
they are trained in reliabliity and in
tegrity, so will the state be governed
by honest and reliable men.
General Beedle is the father of Mrs.
brink, and has many friends among
the faculty of the University. For that
reason, and also because the college
marks the growth of the state, he feels
a keen interest in the development of
this institution.
Scholarly Addresses and Excel
lent Music Make Oratoricals a
I lie crowning event of University Day
was the twenty-first annual Junior Ora
tions, held in Vitlard Hall Friday night,
I lie Juniors may we'i he proud of the
talent chosen (from their numbers) to
represent their class. The orations
showed careful preparation and were
unusually well delivered.
Before the orators were introduced
several musical numbers were given by
prominent Juniors.
Melvin Ogden played a piano solo,
which delighted the audience. Miss Mary
DeBar's violin solo was well received.
Miss Lilah Prosser, as usual, was en
thusiastically received, and sang Chad
wick's “O, Let Night Speak of Me.” In
i ( nntimiofl
Doctor Stuart Plans Attractive
Courses For Future Gym
nasium Instructors
Next year it will be possible for Or
egon women to do major work in phys
ical culture. Doctor Bertha Stuart has
arranged a course including such sub
jects as Botany and Sanitary Hygiene,
which will fully equip girls to till posi
tions as physical culture directors.
This enlarged department will be in
stalled in splendidly equipped quarters.
With the $5,000 appropriation, the “Lb
tle Church" will be remodeled into a
women's gymnasium, which will be a
credit to Oregon. Thirty-five shower
baths, forty dressing rooms, and two
hundred and fifty lockers are a few of
the new features being added on the
basement floor.
On the ground floors repairs are just
as extensive. New floors will be laid
and newly ceiled walls will take the
place of broken plaster.
Besides the regular gymnasium work,
consisting of drills, military marching,
fancy dancing, dumb bell and Indian
Junior Week-End Hospitality
Outdoor Luncheon Was Novel
Feature of Day—Hundreds of
People Served.
Between seven and eight hundred stu
dents and visitors were on the campus
yesterday, celebrating University Day.
The men spent the morning at work
improving the campus, while the girls
prepared lunch. At noon lunch was
eaten on the campus. A track meet
with O. A. C. was the attraction in the
afternoon, and Junior orations, in Vil
lard Hall, in the evening, ended the
1 he weather was almost ideal for
University Day work. Although the
sunshine was bright, it was not warm
enough to he uncomfortable. From 8:00
o’clock until noon many needed im
provements were made on the campus
by the men. Ccorge Poskey superin
tended the building of a cement walk
between Deady and A street. About
sixty men worked during the morning.
An enthusiastic force of students, led
by Percy Collier, painted the large "O"
on Skinner’s butte. Chester Dowils
and his efficient aids are responsible for
a splendid addition to our numerous
ivuiiia Luuiis. uuicr men inaue exten
sive improvements on the athletic field
and elsewhere on the campus. Faculty
members, as well as students, armed
themselves with hammers, saws and
paint brushes, and put their best efforts
in the morning’s work.
1 he girls of the Univejsity, under
an executive committee consisting of
Bertha Dorris, Ruth Hansen, Marion
Stowe, Cecile Wilcox, Fay Clark, May
belle Larsen, Ha/el Fields and Alice
Farnsworth, prepared lunch. Tables
presided over by members of the four
classes were spread on the lawn be
tween the men’s dormitory and McClure
Hall. The color schemes of the vari
ous classes were carried out in the dec
orations. A few of the girls assisting
at the tables were: For the seniors,
Ruth I lansen, Bertha Comings and Eva
Allen; for the juniors, Conifred Hurd,
I-ilah Clark, Marion Stowe, Naomi Wil
liamson and Helen Beach; at the soph
omore table, Birdie Wise, Lucia Camp
hell, Alice Larsen, Hazel McKown,
Jessie Bibee and Ruth Howell; and at
the freshman table, Corinne Degermark,
Lenore Hansen, Nellie Heinenway, Eliz
abeth Busch, Ethel Clarke, Florence
Bonnell and Bess Lewis.
I he large crowd, seated on the lawn
or standing in groups under the trees,
made a beautiful picture.
After lunch had been served, the
Clee Club members gave an exhibition
of true Oregon spirit by singing several
rousing college songs.
As the guests left the campus they
were presented with souvenirs of week
end in the form of booklets containing
a complete program of University Day
and the various committees under whose
direction the work was done.
Four automobile parties drove up
from Corvallis yesterday, and several
more came this morning, to attend the
baseball games.