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SPECIAL Y. M. C. A. EDITION
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
VOL. XIII._ EUGENE, OREGON, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1912. No. 33
BY STRONG UTAH
TEAM LAST NIGHT
FAIR SIZED AUDIENCE HEARS
HARD FOUGHT FORENSIC BAT
TLE IN VILLARD
PETER CROCKATT HERO OF CONTEST
Utah Men Well Prepared With Many
Say 2 to 1 for Utah.
In one of the closest contests ever
waged in Villard Hall, Oregon last
night suffered a 2 to 1 defeat at the
hands of the Utah debaters. Ore
gon’s representation put up a great
fight and lost, not because they did
not argue well, they could hardly
.have done better, but because of the
stellar work of the Utah men. Ore
gon undoubtedly supported the un
popular side of the question, but they
overcame this handicap by superior
organization of their arguments.
Although many were surprised at the
decision, no complaint can be made.
Utah has a strong team and are
Coach Johnson’s efficient coaching
showed up well in the arrangement
and plan of Oregon’s attack. Coach
Johnson had his men well trained
and thoroughly acquainted with the
Peter Crockett opened the debate
for Oregon in what was pronounced
the best introductory speech ever
made here. His enunciation was dis
tinct, his voice full and his delivery
easy. His fundamental contention
was that some readjustment of our
judicial system was necessary. He
pointed out that the greatest power
possessed by our courts is that of de
claring acts unconstitutional and they
proceeded to show that in the exer
cise of this power, especially in set
tling questions of public welfare, our
courts have been reactionary and
have not exercised their power for
the public good.
Stratton was the first speaker for
Utah. He was clear and forceful
and seemed perfectly at home on the
platform. After spending a few min
utes in rebuttal, in which he attacked
Oregon's citations as “petty and in
significent,” he proposed amending
the constitution to secure popular
measures rather than recall a judge
for doing what he has sworn to do,
uphold the constitution, and, declar
ing that judges should have this pow
er, he began his constructive argu
ment. He held that the Recall was
highly undesirable because it violated
fundamental principles of our gov
■ J. Earl Jones followed for Oregon.
He spoke with conviction and pos
Continued on last page.
P. Campbell Crockett.
Pros'. E. E. DeOou.
President of Advisory Board.
TRACK MEET ASSURED
Dramatic Club Pledges Support for
Interscholastic Meet Here in
The Dramatic Club held a meeting
Thursday evening and discussed sev
eral items of business.
The most important action of the
club and the one which concerns the
student body most, is the decision of
the club to give one-half of the net
proceeds of its annual play to the
student body to help in paying the ex
pense of the Interscholastic track
meet in May. The club cleared nearly
two hundred dollars on its play last
year and if this year’s entertainment
is as good or better, a neat sum will
be available for the track meet.
The intention of the club was to put
on a play before Junior Week-End and
the cast has been rehearsing for some
time. Because of other University
functions and regular plays at the
theatre, a date has not been secured,
so very likely a play will not be staged
before May 9.
Because of the amount of work re
quired in his engineering course,
Business Manager Edw. J. Himes was
compelled to hand in his resignation.
Harold J. Warner was elected to fill
the office and is already laying plans
for a successful play. The names of
candidates for membership were voted
upon and accepted.
The Y. W. C. A. Evangelistic meet
ings begin March 2. Student mass
meeting will be on that date led by
Pres. Campbell. Talks will be given
by Mr. Hurrey, International Secre
1 tary of Y. M. C. A., who has a repu
tation as a speaker, and Miss Eliza
beth Fox, who needs no introduction
to the University girls.
The second meeting will be Sunday,
March 3, 9:30 A. M. Mr. Hurrey will
again talk. The third and last meet
ing will be Monday, March 4, at 4
o’clock, at which time Miss Fox will
The world’s day of prayer will be
( observed by the Y. W. C. A. girls
Sunday, February 25, at 9:30 A. M.,
in the Girl’s Gymnasium. Miss Wat
son will give a talk on a subject of her
: own selection. Miss Elizabeth Fox
will also speak. All girls are urged
to attend. The meeting will not in
terfere with church.
Have you tried those O. U. choco
lates at the Koh-I-Noor?
One taste of those 0. U. chocolates
at the Koh-I-Noor demands another.
John H. Jones, the graduate man
ager of athletics at the Washington
State College, has gone into the real
estate business at Spokane.
UNIVERSITY Y. M.
G. A. INCORPORATES
INCORPORATORS INCLUDE FAC
ULTY MEMBERS AND PROM
WILL ERECT BUILDING ON SIGHTLY LOT
Great Credit Due Former Trustees,
Who Have Handled Business
(Charles W. Koyl.)
In order that the Association may
be on a definite business basis, the
Cabinet and men back of the Associa
tion, decided this week to incorporate.
In fact, for many months this step
has been seriously considred, but not
until now has definite action been
No complaint can be found against
the trustees, Pres. P. L. Campbell, A.
E. Wheeler, and P. G. Hendricks, who
have handled the business interests
of the Association very unselfishly and
well for many years. They have the
hearty thanks of the entire Associa
tion for their kindly interest.
The incorporators named in the pa
pers of incorporation are: Pres. P. L.
Campbell, Prof. E, E. De Cou, C. A.
McClain, J. Earl Jones, Edw. J.
Himes, Charles W. Koyl, Howard Zim
merman, A. Burleigh Cash, and Har
old Young, while the legal title of the
corporation is “The Young Men’s
Christian Association of the Univer
sity of Oregon.”
a Doaru oi nve directors win man
age this corporation, to be elected at
the first meeting of the incorporators.
The property in the possession of the
corporation is valued at $2,100, made
up for the most part of a splendid
80x100 foot lot, on the southwest cor
ner of Kincaid and Twelfth streets.
Upon this lot it is the determined
purpose of those interested in the
work, to place, not many years
I hence, the much needed Association
j building. When completed, the Asso
j ciation building will be for the use of
j all clubs and student organizations
which care to meet there.
Special thanks is due Mr. A. E.
Wheeler, a former trustee and hearty
■ supporter of the Association, for
many years, for the able, gratuitous
! service in the work of incorporation.
i CHEMISTRY CLUB ORGANIZED
FOR STUDY OF PROBLEMS
A Chemistry Club was organized on
Wednesday, February 21. The pur
pose of the organization is to keep
abreast of the advances and current
problems in the science, largely
through a study of current literature.
Any one who is interested in chem
istry work is eligible to membership.
The first meeting will be held in the
Chemistry Lecture Room, Monday.
February 26, at 4 P. M. The time will
be taken up by a discussion of the life
and work of Herman Fresch, who re
ceived the Perkin medal for work in
applied chemistry. Lantern slides will
be used to illustrate the advance in
A drum corps will be organized in
connection with the military depart
ment at the University of Wisconsin.
Cole E. Stanton, ’01, teaches in the
Pomfret School at Pomfret Center,
Prof. Frederick S. Dunn.
Y.M.HAS NOTED ROSTER
Graduates From Local Association
Have Reflected Honor Upon
Some few years ago it was the gen
eral idea that Y. M. C. A. work was
for a few long faced, pious looking
fellows, and that strong, active men
were too manly to engage in such a
work. To acknowledge that one was
a Christian was to appear weak; to be
held in an unpopular light and ridi
culed. But this is no longer the idea
held by some thinking men. Not to
be interested and know something
about such a world wide movement as
the Y. M. C. A. is to be somewhat be
hind the times. Every man should be
interested in those things which are
for the benefit of society. The Y. M.
C. A., in trying to help in the uplift
of young men, guiding them to right
living and right thinking, is certainly
serving humanity. All over the coun
try in nearly every institution of
learning, the strong, active, prominent
college men are realizing the true
value of the Association, and no long
er look at it as an unworthy work.
That the Y. M. C. A. ranks at Ore
gon have been filled with men of
prominence and ability, both as As
sociation workers and as prominent
members in student body activities,
will be shown by a glance at the list
of faculty members and students
given below, all of whom have either
been officers, or loyal supporters of
the Association and have also led in
Prof. Dunn—First Y. M. C. A. Pres
Prof. DeCou—President of Advis
ory Board of Y. M. C. A.
Carl McClain—President, ’05, Gen
eral Secretary, ’06, and present Treas
urer of Advisory Board.
Percy P. Adams—Former member
of Cabinet and Secretary of Advisory
Charles Reid—Prominent Y. M. C.
A. man as student and instructor.
H. A. Dalzell, ’10—State Secretary
Harold Rounds, ’10—Prominent in
student affairs, Interstate and Inter
collegiate orator and Y. M. C. A. Cab
Percy Collier, ’ll—President Stud
ent Body—Treasurer Y. M. C. A. and
Curtis Gardner, ’08—C. E. Eugene,
athlete, Varsity team, ’08, Y. M. C. A.
Clarence Steele, ’10—Now in Siam.
Harvey Wheeler, ’07—Manager of
Oratory and Debate, 1910. Japan Y.
M. C. A. Secretary.
Earl Kilpatrick, '09—Editor Oregon
Weekly, Debator, Orator.
Thos. Townsend, ’09—Student Body
President, Debator, Orator.
Continued on last page.
GOOD PROGRESS MADE
ON ANNUAL COUNTY
INNUMERABLE STUNTS OF UN
USUAL INTEREST FOR
SUFFRAGETTE PARADE TO BE A FEATURE
Minstrel Show, Orpheum Circuit, Etc.,
to be Given by (ireat Sacrifice at
Preparations for the Y. W. C. A.
Annual County Fair are now under
way and from all reports it will be
the greatest attraction of the year.
If all the side shows, burlesques, and
other stunts are as keen, classy, and
high grade as those which have al
ready been given the official permis
sion necessary for performance. The
price of admission will undoubtedly
be raised to twenty-five cents. Those
in charge are wavering between the
customary price of 15 cents and the
obviously “worth it” price of 25
Mason Roberts, who is in charge of
the Minstrel Show, promises several
rich, rare, and juicy” features and,
with Sap Latourette as interlocutor
and six funny end men to be selected
by a tryout, he undoubtedly will
make good, unless the special board
of censors, composed of Homer Jami
son, La Verne Van Marter, and Earl
Jones place a ban upon the biggest
Under the leadership of the Sigma
( his a parade will be executed at 3
o’clock on the afternoon of March 16,
the day of the fair. All the fraterni
ties are expected to help in this bit
of advertising. The men of the Uni
versity will file down town and raise
such a commotion that no one will be
in ignorance of the fair to be held
that evening. Alexander’s Ragtime
Band and two or three varieties of
animal shows will lend enchantment
to the scene.
ine orpheum circuit will perform
in the hand ball court, where the ac
tors can be heard. Norton Cowclen is
general manager of this attraction,
and owing to the demand for high
class entertainers of this kind, he has
been forced to raise the price of ad
mission to 10 cents, this price, how
ever, has enabled him to obtain the
best for the evening.
The suffragette parade will be a
feature of the evening’s fun. Just
who is responsible for it is not known,
though the Oregon suffragist league
indignantly refuses to lead in any
demonstration of this sort; they affirm
their course and calling to be higher
and more dignified.
Most of the fraternities and sor
orities, when interviewed, were very
Continued on page five.
J. Earl Jones.
Debator—Y. M. President.