Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920, March 06, 1912, Image 1

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    UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
EUGENE, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6. 1912.
VOL. XIII.
.no. 36
ENERALD WILL HOLD
STRAWIIOTE CONTEST
PETITIONS MUST BE FILED IN
EMERALD OFFICE SATURDAY
BY 2 P. M.
EQUAL SUFFRAGE WILL BE ALLOWED
Voting Hours Are Set for Tuesday
Afternoon and Wednesday
Morning.
In order to be in strict accord with
the political movements on foot at
present, and to find out the political
tenor of the Oregon student body, the
Emerald has decided to hold a pre
election primary next Tuesday and
Wednesday to nominate a president
of the United States. Since equal
suffrage has found favor among the
women of the University, co-eds will
be allowed to vote and will be asked
for no more substantial reason for
their choice than “just because.”
The voting booth will be presided
over by non-partisan officials selected
by the Emerald and every one is urged
to cast his or her ballot according to
the real dictates of the conscience.
No registration law will be in force
and the University registrar’s books
will declare the eligible list. No edu
cational quallification will be required
as it is desired that freshmen should
express their opinion by a silent un
obtrusive “X.” Blank ballots will be
supplied to each voter and but one of
the candidates may be voted for.
Primary nominating petitions will
be circulated this week and the can
didates will be announced in Satur
day’s Emerald.
Petitions bearing htteen names win
serve to place the name of the candi
date before the student body politic.
The voting place will be located in
the lower corridor of the Library
building and will be open Tusday
from 1 P. M. to 5 P. M., and Wednes
day from 9 A. M. to 12 A. M.
The names of the judges and
clerks will be announced Saturday
and nominating petitions must be in
not later than 2 P. M. Saturday, and
may be filed only at the Emerald of
fice.
Monday and Tuesday will be open
for electioneering. If anyone desires
to find out the student sentiment for
or against any measure, the refer
endum may be invoked by a petition
bearing twenty names and the meas
ure to be voted on will be appended
to the ballot.
The leaders of the movement wish
it understood that this is strictly a
“straw” vote and though an honest
opinion is expected, no pressure will
be brought upon Taft to withdraw,]
should the students favor Roosevelt
or LaFollette.
ENGINEERING CLUB HEARS
INTERESTING DISCUSSIONS
“The Engineer As an Expert Wit
ness,” was the topic discussed at the
meeting of the Engineering Club last
night in McClure Hall.
Prof. Barker, in his discussion of
the subject, dwelt upon the desirabil
ity of a broad training for an engineer
who is called upon as a witness. He
pointed out the qualities needed in a
man to become proficient and main
tain the standing of the profession.
Supplementing Prof. Barker’s re
marks, Dr. Howard was called upon,
and gave his view as to the actual
skill and intellectual training required
on the witness stand.
HURREY MEETINGS ATTRACT
MUCH STUDENT ATTENTION
The series of meetings addressed
hy Mr. Charles D. Hurrey last Friday,
Saturday and Sunday, were closed
Sunday afternoon with an address to
men only in Villard Hall. The meet
ings were held under the management
of the University Y. M. C. A.
Men of the University were lined
up behind the meeting through a
“bean feed held Thursday night at the
city Y. M. C. A., which was attended
by fifty or sixty men.
All meetings were consistently at
tended, except Saturday night, when
other attractions confiicted. The
climax, both in point of numbers and
in effect was the Sunday afternoon
meeting. Over two hundred men
gathered in Villard Hall to hear Hur
rey’s last address, and it was consid
ered the best of the three.
Much of the success of the Hurrey
campaign was due to the kindness of
trie sardent body management, which
postponed the informal dance sched
uled for Friday evening.
OREGON MONTHLY DOE
February Number to Contain Articles
of General Interest by Special
Contributors.
The February issue of the Oregon
Monthly will be out in a few days.
This number will contain clever ar
ticles, among which one especially
worthy of mention is an article of
local hits, entitled, “Scraps from the
Diary of a Frosh.” On account of the
personal nature of the article, the
author has concealed his identity.
Professor Howe also, has a poem, en
titled, “Storm Brewing,” which is es
pecially worthy of notice. Besides
these, there are to be stories by Ve
rona Black, Evans Houston, Tracy
Griffin, Hazel Wightman and Jessie
Prosser. Some of these stories are
especially clever and make good read
ing. In addition to these features,
there is a large collection of “Lost,
Strayed and Stolen” items.
The cover design, done by Oscar
Haugen, is appropriate for the month
and adds much to the attractiveness of
tl'.e issue.
Varsity Babes Take Long End of 32
to 24 Encounter With Portland
Team.
In a- closely contested game last
Saturday night, the varsity freshmen
defeated the W. H. S. basketball team
by a score of 32 to 24.
In the first half the play was con
ducted according to A. A. U. rules,
and largely because or the fouls called
on the freshmen for roughing, the
High School boys acquired a lead of
14-11 by the time the whistle blew.
Play was fast, but the freshmen for
wards were unable to connect with
the basket for several open shots.
In the second half, under inter
collegiate rules, the frosh developed a
basket shooting ability and team
work which soon had the preppers
running for cover. The final tally
was 32 to 24.
The lineup was as follows:
Freshmen. W. H. S.
Watson .f .Krohn,
McLaren
Vosper . f Edwards
Gould .c .Foster
Parsons .g Me
Boylen .g Knouff
Coach Fenstermacher of the High
School team officiated during the first
half, while Don Rader, late of the
Varsity, presided over the inter-col
legiate half.
OREGON BASKETBALL
ATTACK DISCOURAGES
PULLMAN’S DEFENSE
VISITING COACH TOSSES THE
SPONGE INTO ARENA WHEN
OUTCOME IS DECIDED
GAME HARD FOUGHT: CLOSELY GUARDED
First Game Goes to Varsity With
Score of 2t> to 11—Second Ends,
Oregon 19, W. S. C. 7.
I Bill Hayward’s championship con
I tenders took two steps nearer the
| basketball bunting by defeating W. S.
C. on Monday and Tuesday nights.
The first game was slow and unin
teresting and furnished few thrills
for the crowd. With the exception of
Fenton, the Oregon team was slightly
off color and were inclined to slow
up and play a listless game. Oregon
led 16 to 6 at the end of the first half
and had no trouble holding out to the
finish. The final score was 26 to 11.
The preliminary between the
Longs and Shorts proved to be a
good opener for the main contest. The
Jeffs succumbed to the superior reach
of Capt. Kellogg’s men and lost 10
to 3.
The second game furnished con
siderable excitement for the fans un
til Coach Bohler of W. S. C. called
his team off the floor near the end of
the second half. Oregon led 6 to 5
at the end of the first half.
The second opened up with both
teams fighting hard and the score see
sawing. Oregon finally managed to
pull a lead which started the fire
works. Both sides roughed it and
threw a lot of stuff into the game that
should have been called by the re
feree. Honors were about even along
this line and when no fouls were
called, both sides became used to the
privilege and mixed it up to the de
light of the most rabid fans. Bohler
finally decided the thing had gone far
enough and called his team off the
floor with Oregon in the lead 19 to 7.
Technically the score might be
called 2 to 0, but with 19 to 7 standing
against them, with about two min
utes left to play, the latter score will
probably be the generally accepted
one.
The preliminary between Eugene
High School and the Freshmen re
sulted in a victory for the latter. The
high schoolers were unable to stand
the pace of inter-collegiate rules and
lost 18 to 6.
Prof. Dunn Speaks.
Prof. F. S. Dunn has been secured
to address the Y. M. C. A. at its reg
ular meeting on Thursday evening in
Deady Hall. The title for this address
is “The University in the Toils.”
Prof. Dunn, besides being an inter
esting speaker, has always been one
of the strongest supporters of the Uni
versity Y. M. C. A. He was the first
president of the Association when it
was organized in his student days,
and for many years he was president
of the advisory board.
The Tri Delta had an “open house”
Sunday afternoon, to introduce their
new initiates. About 150 guests
called between the hours of three and
five.
The Eutaxian Society will give an
assembly hour in Villard Hall, May
8. A short skit will be given and
specal other selections will fill out
the program.
CANOE CI.I H ASSURES
FIRST CLASS CLUB HOUSE
At an enthusiastic meeting of the
Canoe Club, held in Prof. Schmidt's
room Monday afternoon, plans were
discussed for the erection of a club
house on the banks of the mill-race,
opposite the University campus. This
building, the plans of which are being
drawn by Charlie Olson, is to be only
a temporary affair, as the Club intends
to erect a handsome home when the
membership has increased sufficietnly
to warrant any such undertaking.
At the meeting Monday thirty mem
bers divided equally between the men
and the women, were voted into the
Club. If there are any students de
sirous of becoming members, they
should hand their names to the com
mittee on membership, composed of
Ralph New'ands, Anne McMicken, and
Eleanor McClain.
The work of collecting dues will be
gin immediately, in order to cover the
necessary cost of building the boat
house.
Gloom Cast Over Campus on Account
of Decision of Supreme
Court.
A great gloom has been cast upon
Oregon; the former decision in regard
to Eugene’s suburb has been reversed
in the State Supreme Court and
Springfield has been declared wet.
Now ineded, will Springfield become
a very Sodom of iniquity and vice.
The hopes of the many varsity prohi
bitionists are blasted and the mourn
ers go about the campus bewailing the
fair innocence of Eugene that is now
departed forever.
A few of the rougher element about
college have expressed their unholy
joy at the recent change, but advice
just received from the fountain-head
of local government would seem to in
dicate that their happiness will be
short-lived. From now on, a special
police force will meet all suburban
cars at the edge of the city limits and
all passengers showing any signs of
intoxication will be given lodging at
the city bastile.
EMSEBALLSEASON OPENS
Captain Jamison and Horde of Re
cruits Tear Up the Turf on Cam
pus Diamond.
Captain Jamison’s kindergarten for
future big league recruits was started
Monday evening, when about thirty
prospective Mathewsons and Wag
ners appeared on the slippery varsity
diamond and cavorted about in pur
suit of the elusive horsehide. With
the players who have already made
their spring debut, supplemented by
the men who have signed up, but who
have not yet donned their baseball
cleats and the incidental trimmings,
Jamey is ecstatic concerning the
prospects for a championship nine.
The freshman material is abundant
but as the yearlings as yet have
shown nothing but reputations, their
chance of wearing varsity stripes will
appear or disappear later when they
have shown their ability to peck out a
hit occasionally as well as jolly the
“umps.”
With Jamison, Roberts, Anunsen,
Newlands, Fenton, Word, Cobb,
Chandler, Van Maner, Mount, Stan
nard and numerous other old men to
form a 0 mucleus for the team, the
chances of the varsity for this sea
son in the favorite American sport
are considered all to the clear by the
prominent baseball fans.
LEAVES FOR FOREST
GROVE NEXT FRIDAY
VARSITY ORATOR AND EIGHT
ATTENDANTS TO UPHOLD
OREGON IN CONTEST
HOSTS PROMISE ROYAL ENTERTAINMENT
Oratorical Event Will Be 20th of
its Kind Held Between the Big
State Schools.
David C. Pickett, Oregon’s Orator
in the State Inter-collegiate Oratorical
Contest, accompanied by a delegation
of two representatives from each
class, will leave for Forest Grove Fri
day morning.
The Varsity orator will compete
against representatives of seven Ore
gon colleges: O. A. C., Willamette
University, Monmouth Normal School,
McMinnville College, Pacific College,
Pacific University, and Albany Col
lege.
The contest was held at Eugene last
year, when seven orators competed;
Carlton Spencer, representing Oregon,
securing the first prace, with an ora
tion entitled. “The Rust on Our Legal
Machinery.” The subject of Pickett’s
oration is, “The Modern Parodox,” an
appeal for universal peace."
Those who will compose the Ore
gon delegation, are Seniors, Chester
Moores and Miss Alma Payton; Jun
iors, Karl Martzloff and Miss Anna
McMicken; Sophomores, Vernon Mot
schenbacher and Miss Bess Cowden;
Freshman, Fred Hardesty and Miss
Helen Cake.
The students of Pacific University
are preparing to entertain their
guests royally. Chester Moores will
respond for Oregon, at the Annual
Banquet following the contest, by a
toast on “The Referendum.” The
Monmouth Normal School will be rep
resented at this year’s contest as a
result of its recent reopening and
ressurection. Miss Lorane Johnson
has been selected to speak for that
institution.
The contest to be held at Forest
Grove, Friday afternoon, is the 20th
time the colleges of Oregon have met
in oratory. The Inter-collegiate
League was formed in 1893. During
this time the representatives of the
lemon and yellow have won five first
places and have always been among
the leading competitors, seldom secur
ing less than second choice.
CHEMISTRY CLUB HOLDS
SECOND REGULAR MEETING
The second meeting of the Chem
istry Club was held in McClure Hall,
Monday, at 4 I\ M. The subject dis
cussed was phenomena of colloidal so
lutions.
Mr. Dunton opened the discussion
with a presentation of the historical
phase of the subject and a statement
of the problem. Dr. Boynton ex
plained the Brownian theory as ap
plied to colloids and explained the
ultra-microscope with which, particles
many times smaller than those seen
by the most powerful microscopes are
to be observed. Prof. Stafford then
closed the program with a splendid
demonstration of various colloidal so
lutions and the phenomena accom
panying them.
The meeting was attended by a
large number of interested students
and some members of the faculty.
Watch for the announcement of the
| program for next Monday.