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.