VOL. XIII. EUGENE, OREGON, WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 28. 1912 No. 34. APPROACHING TRACK SEASON BRINGS 01 USUAL SPECULATIONS ABSENCE OF LOCAL MEETS MAY PUT DAMPER ON INTEREST OF TRACK MEN. OREGON ENTERS TWO PORTLAND MEETS Unless O. A. C. Comes to Time No Dual Meets Will Be Held This Year. Although the track season is fast approaching, as' yet there has been but little interest shown in compari son with that exhibition in past years. No new men have signified their in tention of try ing out for track or field, although some new material may appear in the coming indoor meet, March 23. In explanation of the present stag nation in track affairs, Bill Hayward let out the following information: “I realize that track is going pretty slow this year, and in spite of the fact that a bunch of Oregon’s old stars, such as Williams, Hawkins and Kellogg, are still with us, things look rather discouraging just now. I can see only one cause for this attitude among the University men, and that lies in the fact that the total absence of local meets in our schedule will make it difficult for men of medium ability to participate in varsity con tests.” Manager Geary, speaking in de fense of the 1912 schedule, said: “Although our plans are not yet complted, there will probably be no college meets in Eugene. Under the condition this season this is unavoid able. The Washington meet will naturally be held in Seattle, as the triangular meet, with Washington and Oregon as chief competitors, took place in Eugene last May. The Northwest conference meet, scheduled for June first at Portland, in which all six of the conference colleges will enter teams, will be by far the biggest event of the year and involved too large a financial risk for any one college to act as host. The agreement entered into makes each college an equal sharer in the financial outcome of the meet. Port land has been unanimously chosen by the graduate manager in preference to Spokane or Seattle, as the turnout to the Washington-Oregon football game has given Portland the reputa tionof being the best college sport town in the Northwest. The other two meets, in which Ore gon will participate, are the Colum bia indoor meet. April 13, and the Berkeley meet, for the first Saturday in May. With the interscholastic meet at Eugene on May 11, only one week end from May 1 till examination is left unoccupied by a track date in which Oregon is interested. This is May 18, the date for try-outs for the Stockholm games, in which Hawkins, and possibly Williams, will take part. The tryouts are to be held in San Francisco. It will be impossible to secure any local dual meets unless O. A. C. can be prevailed upon to come out against Oregon in such a contest. Last year Whitman attempted the nearly impos sible and arranged for two meets in the same week with Oregon and 0. A. C. respectively, and although 0. A. C. bore half the expenses, Oregon went S100 in the hole. Judging from last year’s experience, the cost of bringing an Inland Empire team to Eugene alone, would cost Oregon in the neigh Continued on fourth page. INFORMAL DANCE SCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY CALLED OFF The student body dance, which was announced for this week-end, has been called off, as there has been a general feeling prevalent over the campus that the dances have been crowded in too thick and fast lately. However, Man ager Geary is making arrangements for a dance to be held March 15. The dance on that date will be given after the Washington game and will be held in honor of the visiting team. Dancing will begin at 10 o’clock, and will last until twelve. The fifty cents tickets will admit one to both the game and the dance. The affair will be somewhat of a novelty, but will be a much needed improvement, as Oregon has always been remiss about entertaining visit ing teams, though it is customary in other colleges. W. S. Young, ’98, is a minister at Roswell, Idaho. MONTHLY ADOPTS STYLE February Issue to be “All Story” Number, and Will Appear Within Ten Days. Since the January “all story” num ber of the Oregon Monthly proved successful, the editor has decided to plan the next issue along similar lines. The February number, which will make its appearance within the next ten days, is to contain several good articles by some of the varsity’s prom inent scribes. Esther Grissom is go ing to bring ont another one of her live wide-awake stories. This story is entitled, “One Woman,” and in volves psychological problems. Birdie Wise is to present her views on Equal Suffrage and give her pleas for the cause. There is also to be an essay on “Henry Clay.” The Monthly is considering running a series of ar ticles on American Statesmen, one each month. Last month the first one was published on “Daniel Webster.” Another article which will possibly be of undue interest, especially to those taking the course in Bird Study this semester, will be “The Rusty Song Sparrow,” by Earl Stannard. Mr. Stannard has made a study of Oregon song birds and is well versed on their peculiarities. In addition to these special fea tures, there will be the usual fund of poems, jokes, etc. The cover design of the issue deserves special mention. It is a very clever sketch, appropriate for the month, done by Oscar Haugen. SENIORS WILL MOBILIZE The much-talked of Senior Smoker is now an assured fact, the sentiment of the men of the class being over whelmingly in favor of the festival, al though the exact date has not been set. The affair will be purely masculine, and will consist of a dinner at the Ho tel Osburn, at which the near-grad uates will eat, drink, and be merry. Toasts will be responded to by prom inent members of the class, with Bob Kellogg, the president, as toastmas ter. Ben Chandler is chairman of the committee having the arrangements in charge, and he says that the event will take place within the next month or six weeks. Details will be per fected at a meeting of the class to be held next week. The proposed smoker is a decided innovation at Oregon, but the precedent will no doubt be fol lowed by the senior classes of the future. LAWYERS AND MEDICS PROMISESUPPORTTO IRIS YEAR’S ANNUAL EDITOR ONTHANK FINDS SEN IOR CLASS AT LAW SCHOOL TO BE LIVE BUNCH OVER ONE HUNDRED COPIES SPOKEN FOR Work on '13 Publication Well Under Way and Classy Book Out On Time Is Assured. “The University Law and Medical Schools are going to support the 1913 Oregana in grand style,” is the report of Manager Collier and Editor On thank, who were in Portland last week. About a hundred copies have been signed for so far and many more sub scriptions are in sight. The Senior class in the law school held a meeting last week, at which Editor Onthank spoke to the lawyers of the big book. The editor’s persuasive argument had the desired effect, as the forty-two members of the class signed in a body. Judge Gantenbein, dean of the law de partment, is taking a great interest in the annual and offered to aid in every way possible. The law department will be in charge of John Schroeder, who was editor of the O. A. C. Beaver three years ago. The history of the Senior class will be written up by C. F. Hogan, a prominent debater in the department, while “Beauty” Robison, of local fame, will look after the in terests of the Freshmen. Ed|ward A. Noyes, a senior in the medical school, has been appointed editor of that sec tion. He will be assisted by “Bob” Sharkey, cartoonist. Individual pic tures of the faculty, seniors, class of ficers, debaters, and other celebrities, will also be run. About fifty pages in all will be de voted to the Laws and Medics. Manager Collier says that most of the Junior and Senior pictures are in and the cuts are being made in Port land. Would-be subscribers are urged to place their names with the man agement before the present bargain rate runs out. DR. BOYD SPEAKS TODAY The lecture at the Assembly Hour this morning was delivered by Dr. Boyd of the First Bresbyterian Church of Portland. Dr. Boyd spoke on “The Minister’s Estimate of His Own Calling,” speak ing chiefly of the opportunity that a college man has to use all his talents in this profession. He pointed out that this was the only calling, ir which a man could invest the three great divisions of his characters: his mind, his heart, and his executive ability. He went on to show the demand foi intellectual development required b> the minister, for the complete under standing of the modern position of re ligion, since the advent of the scien tific and social problems of the nine teenth century. Attention was called to the extended field calling for the sympathy of mankind, and it was shown that the‘minister was the log ical man to extend the helping hand. In conclusion Dr. Boyd made clear that the practical side of administer was absolutely necessary in order to run the great machine of the modern church. NEW INSTRUCTOR TAKES DR. BENNETTS PLACE In the absence of Dr. Bennett, who has been compelled to give up his place in the department of education on account of illness. Dr. George Re bec, formerly of the University of Michigan, has been secured. Dr. Rebec was an instructor in the department of philosophy and educa tion at Michigan for a number of years and has studied both here and abroad. He was graduated from Michigan with the class of ’91, and then took his master’s and doctor’s degree. He spent one year at the University of Strassburg and one year in Italy studying art and the history of art. He returned to Ann Arbor and taught for four years, finally resigning and coming west on account of his failing health. He has for the past year been con ducting a fruit ranch near Medford and will, on the return of Dr. Bennett, resume this occupation. FIRST TRYOUT MARCH 4 Preliminary Contest to Tryout for In terstate Oratorical Contest Inter ests Spellbinders. The initial tryout for the right to enter the final tryout, from which will be selected a representative for the Interstate Oratorical Association, will be held Monday, March 4. The Asso ciation is composed of Oregon, Wash ington and Montana. The contest this year will take place at Missoula, Mon tana, sometime in May. The judges have not yet been selected for the try out, but will be in the near future. Many prominent students will take part in the tryouts. Some of the titles and contestants include Leon Ray, ’12, who will consider “Men Who Have Reverted to Type.” Chet Moores, ’12, has selected Judge George H. Wil liams, Oregon’s “Grand Old Man.” “The Unguarded Gates,” which deals with the immigration problem, will be considered by Howard Zimmerman, ’13, while a similar question, “Count ing the Cost,” will be Vincent St. John’s text. Carlton Spencer, ’13, will also enter the race. All those wishing to participate in the tryouts should hand in the title of ther oration and their names to some member of the committee on oratory and debate. Last year the contest was won for Oregon ny an unanimous decision given to Charles Robinson at Seattle. C. E. McClure, ’96, is physician and surgeon at Seattle, Wash. HUT LEAGUE ELECTS At the regular meeting of the Inter Fraternity Athletic League, held last Wednesday, the officers for this year were installed. Ben Chandler is presi dent, Ralph Moores vice-president, and Tom Word secretary and treas urer. The offices are held by mem bers of different fraternity or clubs. ! The order goes in rotation with an an ' nual change, so that each bunch will i have its turn at every office, i Copies of the league constitution were distributed and a tax of ten dol lars levied on each organization. The proposed indoor baseball tournament which has been in the wind for some time, was quashed, and no games will be played this year at least. ********** * The Varsity Canoe Club will * * hold an important meeting to * * elect members in Dr. Schmidt’s * * at 4 o’clock, Thursday. * ********** OREGON TAKES TWO EASY GAMES FROM GEM STATE TEAM IDAHO PLAYERS BEWILDERED BY TEAM WORK OF VARSITY BASKET TOSSERS COACH RECOGNIZED OREGON'S STRENGTH Washington and Oregon Expected to Run Close Race for Champion ship Honors. The Varsity tossers opened the in tercollegiate season on the home floor by downing the University of Idaho five in two games. Monday ■night the Oregon team got the long end of a 31 to 8 score and last night turned the trick again, annexing 36 to the Gem Stater’s 10. Both games were slow and at no time did the Idaho men have a chance of even tieing the score. Fenton and Capt. Jamison were the heavy point scorers for the Varsity and devided the honors about evenly. The feature of the second game was the basket contributed to Oregon by Perkins, the Idaho guard. Perkins got his wires crossed and threw a pretty basket for Oregon from near the middle of the floor. Members of the Idaho team during their recen visit, asserted that the Oregon quintet was the strongest and possessed the most dangerous attack of any team in the conference. “Pink” Griffiith, coach of the organ ization which left for Corvallis this morning, said before leaving Eugene: “I predict that Oregon will defeat the University of Washington in the two games scheduled for March 14 and 15 at Eugene, and O. A. C. will get at least one game from the U. of W. team in the two contests at Cor vallis.” Speaking of the Washington vs. Oregon games, Coach Griffith had this to say, “Oregon has the edge on Washington in throwing baskets and in the feeding at the basket. But when it comes to work or getting the ball near to the basket, I think Wash ington is stronger than Oregon.” If Coach Griffith’s prediction comes true and Oregon wins two straight from Washington, it will be up to Washington to either accept mana ger Geary’s proposal to play an extra game in Portland or Eugene to decide the Northwest championship, or give up any claim that they may have. CROCKETT GOES TO PENDLETON FOR RELIEF OF INJURED KNEE Peter C. Crockett, ’14, member of Oregon’s defeated debating team, left for his home in Pendleton, Saturday morning at 2:37. Crockett injured his knee in a bas ketball scrimmage a week previous to the debate, and although “water on 1 the knee” developed, he stuck gamely 1 to his debate work. The injured mcm , her was treated by “Bill” Hayward with the usual remedies, but it failed to respond. On the day of the debate, the knee was subjected to a X-ray ex amination, which disclosed a condition that demanded quick action, or threat ened blood poison, so an operation to I remove the pus and to scrape the | affected bone was deemed necessary. “Pete,” who is now at his home in Pendleton, will not return to college this semester, unless the operation is highly successful. Mrs. Emmerick is visiting her daughter, Aletha, at the Theta House. The Delta Sigma fraternity enter tained on Saturday evening with a I dance at the house.