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JUST AWFULLY CUTE
It Was First College Girl Ever
Saw; But Say.
I went to iii)' first track meet yester
day .and 1 can't remember when i bad
such a good time. J he Oregon nos
won too. 84 to 38 i think someone said
the score was, and i was awfully glad
of that, because you are such keen en
tertainers. but my, I never dreamed
that 1 would be asked to describe the
meet, especially for your college pane'-.
I he very first thing when t got there
yesterday, some man named Angell, that
didn't look at all like an angel, was ob
jecting to some rule knocking down
those saw-horses they called hurdles I
didn’t suppose they had any rules ior a
track meet, but just lined up and ran
when someone said go; I see now that
they are needed to define such technical
terms as “nosed out at the finish. ’
“hit it up the back stretch,” ".•.print the
upper turn,” and about a thousand more.
That Mr. Bergman, of O. A. C., won
in the 100-yard dash. I le didn’t least
Mr. Kay hut just a little bit, an i 1
don't see why, when a race is s.) ■ 'se,
they can’t decide in faver of a .only,
good-matured little fellow like Mr. Kay,
instead of giving it to a man that sneers
like Mr. Bergman did.
I he high saw-horses came next and
Mr. Hawkins, the dandiest looking liax
■ II haired man 1 have ever seen, won
them so gracefully that I wanted to chip
for him lots longer than everybody else
cheered when they announced that he
broke a Northwest record by running
tin in in 15 2-5. Mr. Bergman broke
some of the hurdles in that race. The
mile run was .awfully interesting too.
Mr. McClure and Mr. Riddell fought
it out all the way down the stretch—
did 1 use that technical term right?
Anyway Mr. Met lure nosed out the
I he quarter mile run was just line.
Nelli, Smith said she almost fell in
love with that Mr. Johns that won, he
cause he ran so gracefully. lie tied
a college record, too. I wonder if he
is a good dancer? I hat Mr. Latou
rette that won the low hurdles ran about
the eldest of anybody, though. He
took awfully short steps, hut he twin
kled along so fast you could hardly
see his legs, lie heat that cranky look
ing Mr Uergman, too That race that
was just as long as the low hurdles
was a line one, too Jit I dash, I think
they called il. Jolly little Mr. Kav won
that, and oh, a new man that I never
saw helore, a perfectly handsome man,
took second. I almost wished lie had
won, hut evert hody congratulated him
on being such a good sportsman for
going slower towards the end, that I
know he must have been doing some
thing grand and noble. I hate an aw
lulls hard time with my heart because
I could almost fall in love with both
of them too.
In that halt mile run one of the Ag
ricultural fellows kept running on a
bias in trout of an "()" runner to keep
bim from passing, anil everybody
scii anted "toul ,,i the top of their
voices. I here doesn't seem to he am
idle about that, though, because the
men with the badges marked "Official”
didn't pay any attention to it.
Mr Williams, the Oregon man that
won tin pole vault, running a ways,
then climbing up a pole and dropping
ovi i a bar. you know- -was jii'i remark
able I think he is tin slimmest man I
ever saw, but the way he climbed up
that pole showed that lie had as much
agility as a monkiy. He must be an
awfully brave man, too. Just think of
tailing twelve feet every time, even if it
is in a well spaded little garden. He
broke a nc>t her Northwest record, by
"clearing the bar" at 1J feet and 2 10 of
an inch, but I don’t see why they have
to be so exact about it.
i he women of the University who
play tennis are keenly interested in the
matches that are being played off for
the championship and for the silver
clip that Dr. Stuart is offereing,
Mildred Bagiev and Frances Ober
teuffer, who were at the head of the
list last year, will have a number of
hard matches to play before the cup is
A large number of underclassmen are
entered for the beginners’ tournament,
where competition is even keener.
I Ik: high jump interested me. 1 think
Mr. Johnson must he a Swede, on ac
count of his name and because he al
ways does Swedish exercises before he
I he far jump didn't look so interest
ing to me, because I have tried it my
self, but I liked that dark man who
won, and the adorable Mr. Hawkins j
did splendidly in that, too.
I couldn't understand those things
they called the Held events very well,
because they had them at the same time
the running was being done, and be
sides they were a long way from where
I sat. I he\ were rather peculiar, any
way. First they all tried to see who
could throw an awfully heavy ball from
a funny little ring. When they got
tired of that, they put a wire on it and
swung it around their heads and threw
it that way. Finally, they went away
and got a round thing to throw from
the same funny little ring. Mr. Kel
logg, a great big man that seemed to
have an awfully happy disposition, ap
peared to be the hero out there.
I he relay race was tlie Last thing,
and it was about the best of all. Every
one of the Oregon men ran just dandy.
Mr. Kay ran tust and won from his
enemy, then he shook hands with Mr.
Flliot, who ran away off from his com
petitor, then after they had gone through
the formality of shaking bands again,
Mr Johns got a long ways ahead of
bis Agricultural student, and Mr. Mc
Daniel finished so quick that he was
aimost to the gymnasium before the O.
A. 0 runner got to where the string
was. Anyway, the Northwest record
was smashed in this race, too.
Oregon won lots nio:v times than any
body rise did
O. A. C. 6; Oregon 3.
O. A. C. won again from Ore
gon this afternoon, Rieben pitch
ing against Henkel. Errors lost
Oliver Huston took sick after the
t alitornia meet and remained over sev
Some men roll their
own cigarettes for
cost of Obak.
Some because of the
pleasure of rolling —
but observe the trouble
that Obak saves.
Others because they
think they get better
tobacco—but just try
THE JOHN BOLLMAN CO.