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EUGENE, OREGON, WEDNESDAY. NOV. 2, 1910.
0.0. FRESHMEN ELEVEN
ILL MEET CORVALLIS
NO 1914 MEN HAVE BEEN
USED ON VARSITY
Freshmen Have Been Given Some
New Plays and Are Certain to
Put Up Good Game.
Under the special coaching of Gordon
Mores, the Oregon freshman team is
rounding into form for the game with
Corvallis next Saturday. The Oregon
men have perfected several plays which
are expected to overcome the defense
of the Agrics. In a spirited scrimmage
with the Varsity Tuesday night, the
freshman halves got away for two
touchdowns, due to short passes, while
the Varsity were able to score but onece.
Nothing is known of the strength or
probable lineup of ithe Agrics, but the
game next Saturday will undoubtedly
be hard fought. Coach Moores expects
to use old style methods of play, with
an occasional short pass. The fresh
man back field is heavy and made up
of consistent ground gainers. The line
is capable of playing a strong defen
The freshman team will be made up
of Annesen and Fiser, ends; Hall and
Terpening, tackles; Grout and Ferger
son, guards; Caufield, center; Brad
shaw, quarter; Bean, fullback; Cobb
and Reynolds, halves.
Coach Warner has maintained a pol
icy of holding freshman candidates out
of the Varsity contests, in order that
sufficient men be eligible for the fresh
man contest with Corvallis. The tak
ing part in regular Varsity contests de
bars freshmen from holding positions
on the class team.
So far this season Fenton has been
the only freshman to hold a Varsity po
Minnesota and Dokota Colleges have
decided to allow their men to play pro
fessional ball during the summer with
out losing their athletic standing.
MRS. ALLEN ADDRESSES
Mrs. S. D. Allen gave an unusually
enjoyable and beneficial talk at the reg
ular meeting of the Y. W. C. A. on
Monday, on “The Problems of the Col
lege Girl.” Mrs. Allen considered a
number of points over which college
girls are apt to puzzle, and in her sym
pathetic way she gave many helpful
hints as to their solution. The chief
points which she emphasized were the
problems which the college girl meets
in cultivating and maintaining gladness
of spirit, unelfishness, the socal grace
of attractiveness, a natural attitude in
her college relations, a proper balance
between the spiritual and intellectual,
and the maintenance of a high stand
ard in her college work proper.
Besides Airs. Allen’s interesting talk,
there were three musical numbers; pi
ano solos by Rose Basler and Sarah
Smith, and a delightful little song, “Just
Be Glad,” charmingly sung by Mrs.
2 he Y. W. C. A. cabinet has ar
ranged for a number of very interesting
programs of this sort for the winter.
At each there will be a talk or lecture,
cither by some well known Eugene wo
tnnn or bv some member of the faculty,
on topics of particular interest to the
young women of the University. Joint
meetings with the Y. M. C. A. once
every six weeks have also been arranged.
"The first of these meetings will be held
Friday evening at seven o’clock in Pro
fessor Dunn’s room in Deady Hall.
ROBISON PLANS GIANT
ENTHUSER FOR NOV. 10
Yell Leader Robison walks around
with his eyes on the ground these days,
wearing a busy, preoccupied look for
it is known that our Charles is plan
ning the way and means for another
This one is scheduled for Thursday
evening, November 10, before the C.
A. C. game. It will be outdoors, and
the attendance of everyone, includ’ng
co-eds, i* invited and even required.
This rally, however, will not be of the
usual stereotyped variety, but will be
as novel as the recent “smokeless smok
er.” It will be held on Kincaid, and the
central attraction will be a huge bon
fire, guaranteed to exceed anything yet
seen in the history of famous Oregon
rallies. “Dutch” Young, T4, has charge
of this particular feature.
Outside of these few hints, Robison
refuses to divulge his plans, and merely
shakes his head mysteriously when
quizzed. “Save the date,” he says.
BEGIN SECRET PRACTICE
Robison Says Rooters Need One
Night a Week for Practice
Tuesday night Coach Warner closed
the gates, and henceforth the Oregon
squad will be seen in action only in the
The authorities consider this action
necessary, as. on previous years, ru
mors have been circulated of Oregon's
plays being “tipped off,” and Trainer
Hayward has more than once evicted
suspicious characters from Kincaid
during football practice. Mr. Warner
has evolved some new plays, on which he
is drilling the team, and does not wish
to run the risk of having them over
Assistant Manager Johns has been
armed with a tin star and a big stick,
and has orders to patrol the fences and
vicinity. His orders apply to every en
emy, but Yell Leader Robison claims
he needs the bleachers for at least one
afternoon of the week. Just how the
dead lock will be averted is not clear.
Possibly Coach Warner will open the
gates on Thursdays, o the ro)'?i-: ma>
be compelled to go elsewhere for cheer
A' record of scholarship among the
fraternities is kept at the University of
Wisconsin. The house with the highest
record at the end of the semester re
ceives the interfraternity scholarship
DR. SCMIII1T CRITICISED
81 HUG REVIEWER
LITERARY DIGEST PUB
LISHES ATTACK ON
Charges that Sudermann’s Plays
Are Not Fit to Put in Hands
of Young Students.
"Pedagogs whose only thought is en
riching the courses of study are called
to task by a Catholic writer for plung
ing the young into the chilling bath of
modern radical thought.” This is the
first statement of an article in the last
issue of the Literary Digest, October
29, 1910, in which quotations are given
from a writer in the Catholic Fort
nightly Review, scoring Dr. F. G. G.
Schmitt's edition of Sudermann’s “Hei
mat,” which is a German play recently
translated into English by Dr. F. G. G.
Schmidt, Professor of German in the
University of Oregon.
The writer seems to think that Su
dermann’s works should not be stud
ied in our Universities, for students
are too young to study burning social
Dr. Schmidt’s critic says: ‘’Evil con
sequences would surely ensue if the stu
dents who study this play would make
it their business to follow in the path
blazed by Sudermann in unfolding the
career of his heroine.
“In his introduction to the play, Prof.
Schmidt makes certain statements,
which, probably without his being aware
of the fact, are in reality so many rea
sons why teachers should hesitate to
use this text in their classes. He speaks
of Sudermann as a champion of un
hampered individualism and liberty.
“We have space for only one choice
morsel of Mawda’s ne wdiscovered mor
al code. In Act III, Scene 6, she tells
Pastor Heffterdingk: ‘If we wish to
grow, we must first be guilty. To be
come greater than our sin—that is of
greater value than the purity which
you preach.’ Sudermann’s Heimat will
never do as a classic for Christian
schools. Our students can easily do
without knowledge of the way in which
Magda discovered her 'higher self,’ . .
Do characters obsessed by such damna
ble pride deserve the exaggerated eu
logies of the instructors of our school
classics? Are they worthy models for
our Christian students?”
Dr. Schmidt, in an interview this
morning, said: “The man who wrote
that article had not made a study of the
play. Heimat is a moral play, and the
language is clean. We may speak of
Sudermann’s works as being deficient
in enduring qualities, we may consider
the theatrical elements in his produc
tions too numerous, but we can not de
ny that his career has been a most
brilliant one and his success as a dra
matic writer phenomenal.”
The heading of the article in the
Literary Digest, “Too Strong Meat
for Babes,” is a disgrace to University
students. They are not babies, but are
men and women, and are perfectly ca
pable of studying social questions in
Dr. Schmidt will ansyer his critic
and will publish the answer some time
in the future.
FERD HENKLE IS
BACK FROM TRIP
Ferdinand Henkle was called home
to Portland last week on account of the
illness of his mother. He says that
she has been taken to Eastern Oregon,
and that her condition is much improved.
VARSITY DEBATE TRIALS
COME NOV. 18 AND 22
The first tryout for the Oregon de
bating team, which is to meet Utah
this year, will be held in Villard Hall
November 18. Owing to the large num
ber trying out, there will also be one
held on November 22. On these two
days, any student striving for forensic
honors will be given an opportunity
to show his ability in that line. The
best six will be selected from these,
who will be eligible for the final tryout
to be held shortly after Thanksgiving.
With such men as Ray, Collier, Spen
cer, Zimmerman and Powell, of last
year’s team back again, Oregon should
have another championship debating
team. But whoever makes the team
will have a hard fight, for the debate is
held in Utah’s territory, and her de
baters are anxious to gain back the glo
ries wrenched from her last year.
Carl Neal spent the last week end at
the Tawah house.
BY SCORES U.O. IS BEST
Is Only Conference Team Not
Already Scored Upon
A survey of early season football
games gives Oregon all the better of the
comparative score argument.
Oregon is the only conference college
which has not yet had its goal line
crossed. Washington has been scored
upon by Whitman and both Willamette
and W. S. C. have scored against O. A.
In number of points Oregon has an
overwhelming lead, having run 143
points to Washington’s 63. >V vie this
in itself cannot of course be taken as a
basis of comparison, it shows ♦hat
Coach Warner has developed a power
ful offensive team which is certain to
make Oregon a dangerous factor in the
Although Oregon does not play this
week, Washington will meet Idaho Sat
urday and the result of this game will
give a fairly accurate line on the
strength of the two aggregations.
The scores up to date are:
Oct. 15, U. of W. 51; U. P. S. 0.
Cot. 22, U. of W. 12; Whitman 8.
Oct. 15, U. of I. 46; Gonzaga Col
Oct. 22. U. of I. 9; W. S. C. 5.
Oct. 29, U. of I. 0; Oregon 29.
Oct. 22, O. A. C. 9; Willamette 6.
Oct. 29. O. A. C. 9; W. S. C. 3.
Oct 22, Oregon 114; U P SO
Oct 29, Oregon 29; Idaho 0.
STRONG AGBIG ELEVEN
COACH WARNER PLEASED
BY SHOWING MADE
Corvallis Considered As Strong
As Oregon, Despite Advantage
of Comparative Score.
“The Idaho game was much harder
fought than the score would indicate,’’
said Coach Warner yesterday. “Both
•teams were lighting hard all the time.
The Oregon team behaved very well
on the whole, though the kicks and
ends were not very fast, due probably
to the hard trip and unaccustomed al
titude. Chuck Taylor, Ben Grout and
Sap Latoi^rette did good wiork, but
no one played an especially star game.
Only two fumbles were made in the
whole game, and these were quickly
recovered. The team work was very
good. Twelve men were played, and
no one was injured. But there is plen
ty of chance for improvement before
the O. A. C. game. Corvallis has the
advantage over us in having more good
hard games to try out the new men.
The O. A. C. game is not won yet
by any means.
It is the general opinion among the
coaches and those who are watching
the Northwest games., that Oregon will
not have an easy game with O. A. C.
on November 12. in spite of the fact
that the comparative scores so far this
season favor the former team.
Their system of secret practice and
quiet work would appear to confirm
this belief. The Agrics excel in punt
ing and place kicking, Keck beuig con
sidered the best punter in the North
west. O. A. C. has also a strong de
fense, as was demonstrated m Satur
Should Corvallis succeed in holding
the Oregon backs, Keck’s place kicking
alone will win the game.
The O. A. C. game will be the most
important and hardest of the season.
The O'-'g. n coaches are bending every
effort to develop a scoring machine
which will nullify Keck’s kicking • ml
BOOKS ON CITY TOPICS
A municipal reform library, for the
service of Oregon cities and civic im
provement leagues, is being established
at the University of Oregon. The li
brary will be a sort of clearing house
for all municipal literature. It will
contain a complete history of the com
mission form of city government , with
every available authoritative written ar
ticle on the success of the plan, and
failures, if any, together with all liter
ature on every municipal reform move
owned street railways, electric lighting,
gas, water, parks, playgrounds, hospi
ment, including data on municipally
Oregon cities and municipal reform
organizations desiring to investigate
questions relative to improved city gov
ernment will have free access to the li
brary. Enquiries for its use should be
addressed to the Librarian, M. H.
Douglas, or to Prof. F. G. Young, head
of the Social Sciences department in
the University, under whose supervision
the library is being collected.
The idea of such a library at the Uni
versity was suggested by the lead of the
Illinois, Kansas, and Wisconsin state
universities, where similar libraries
have proven of great service to munic
ipalities and improvement leagues.