Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920, March 27, 1912, Image 1

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Dramatic Club Will Offer an Other
Attraction for Junior Week-End,
In May.
George Bernard Shaw’s play, “Can
dida,” was the vehicle for the display
ing of the histrionic talents of “Prexy”
Dunton and his support at the Eu
gene Opera House Monday evening.
Although this is perhaps the most
difficult production which the Drama
tic Club has yet attempted, and
every part is important and calls for
a high quality of acting, all the mem
bers of the caste acquitted themselves
well and showed the effect of care
ful study and preparation.
Professor Reddie, of the department
of Public Speaking of the University,
coached the amateur thespians and de
serves credit for the success scored.
Although, as has been said, every
member of the sextet taking part,
-jod 0M4 ‘s^uauiaumboa o; dn aureo
formers who deserve special mention,
are Walter Dimm, who appeared as I
Eugene Marshbanks, the young poet,
and Nancy Noon, who injected most
of the “pip” found in the evening’s
production in the part of Proserpine
Garrett, the stenographer.
Alexander Martin was a “hit” as
Mr. Burgess, Candida’s father. The
heavy roles were assumed by Forrest
Dunton and Maude Beals, as Mr. and
Mrs. James Morell, respectively.
Dunton proved a consistent disciple
of his great namesake, Forrest, and
put much vim into his acting. Miss
Beals likewise gave a forceful inter
pretation of her difficult part. The
remaining character, that of Rev.
Alexander Mill, a curate, was well
taken by Frank Dudley.
Financially the production was
hardly a success, for although the
proceeds were announced to go to
ward the interscbolastic track meet
fund, the audience was neither large
nor representative of the University.
After all expenses are met, it is
thought that the club will about
break even, although a few lonely
shekels may be turned over to the
prepers’ cause.
Although it was generally agreed
that the play chosen was not one best
suited to the particular dramatic
abilities of the club members, every
one present was more than satisfied
with their initial appearance this
year. A second production, the title
of which has not yet been divulged,
will be put on by the organization
Junior Week-End.
Senior Banquet.
At a meeting of the men of the
senior class, held this afternoon,, it
was decided to give the long-heralded
senior banquet and smoker at the Os
born hotel, at 6:30 P. M., Tuesday,
April 2. An assessment of seventy
five cents a head was also made, with
the provision that all those wishing to
participate in the festivities, must
pay up before the date set for the
banquet. Payments may be made to
Jack Luckey, Ben Chandler, or Lyle
Edith Slusher was a week-end guest
at the Theta house.
The drawings for the Freshman
Tennis Tournament are announced as
follows: Munley, a bye; Watson vs.
Hurd, Bond vs. Dickson, title, a bye.
The Watson ? Munley match will be
played Thursday at 4 P. M., and the
Bond-Dickson affair the same day at
5 P. M. In the semi-final round the
upper half will be settled Friday, at
4 P. M., and the lower half Saturday,
at 10 A. M. The final match will be
played Saturday afternoon, at 2 P. M.
Last year “Prexy” Yaden won the
Watts cup, which goes to the winner
of the Frosh tournament for one year.
The matches must be finished by Sat
urday afternoon, the weather permit
Are you interested in the Single
Tax? If so, see Himes, 52 Dorm, for
Wilma Young gave a luncheon at
the Osburn Monday afternoon in hon
or of Mrs. Warner.
Tennis Tournament to be Held During
Week-End With Washington
Co-ed Tennis assumed definite shape
last evening, when the Girls’ Tennis
Club voted to play the representatives
from the University of Washington,
as a Junior Week-End attraction.
Contracts will be signed with Mana
ger Zednick as soon as possible, as
the Washington Co-eds have already
signified their desire to play their
Southern rivals.
A team of five will be chosen to
represent the varsity, following the
tryouts for club membership, which
occur the last week in April.
Three of the five will play in the
tournament, the other two will be re
served in case of the inability of any
of the first three to play.
The club will bring the Washing
ton racquet wielders here this spring,
with the understanding of a return
match next year. Sets will be played
indoubles and singles, with a suitable
trophy going to the winning three.
An endeavor to increase the mem
bership of the Tennis Club to twenty
will be made during the last week in
April. To this end the officers of the
club urge everyone to try out.
Varsity Artist Portrays Events as
They Will Really Happen In
Indoor Contests.
Oscar H. Haugen is the artist that
is responsible for the hand-painted
cards which on Thursday morning
will adorn the downtown streets. The
cards contain a list of events and sev
eral aspects of the approaching en
counter between Buford Jones, the
pigmy of the Dormitory, and Woo
Sun, the Chinese tenor, and also a
number of cartoons representing the
competitors in the obstacle races, try
ing to make fast time through barrels.
The Indoor Meet, which during the
last two years has degenerated into a
rather unimportant event, is this
year going to be restored to its
former position as the most import
ant intra-collegiate athletic event of
the college year.
The Indoor Meet will take place in
the gymnasium, next Friday evening,
at 7:30. The admission will be 35
and 50 cents.
Miss Virginia Mesher, of Silverton,
visited at the Chi Omega house over
the week-end, being a guest at the
Beta formal.
Ray and Picket Remain Home, Spen
cer and Moores Go to Seattle to
Meet U. of W.
Friday evening, March 29, at the
Presbyterian Church, in Eugene, and
at the University of Washington, in
! Seattle Oregon will defend her
title as Debate Champions of the
| Pacific Coast against Stanford and
The present triangular peague dates
its history from last year, when Stan
ford took the place of Idaho in the
Northwest State University League.
Oregon defeated both schools last
Leon Ray, who leads the affirmative
team, which remains at home and de
bates Stanford University, has made
the debating team four successive
years. This year he won the alumni
medal as the best debater in college.
David Pickett, his colleague, recently
broke into the lime light by winning
the inter-collegiate oratorical contest
against seven ambitious competitors.
This is his first attempt as a college
debator. Carlton Spencer, who leads
the negative team at Seattle, is a
junior, and has been prominent in
forensics during his three years at
Oregon. He holds the unique distinc
tion of having won the alumni medal
in his freshman year Last year he
added to his laurels by winning the
inter-collegiate oratorical contest,
which was held in Eugene. Ralph
Moores, Spencer’s colleague, is the ex
editor of the Emerald, who laid aside
his pen this year and took up debate
as a pastime.
Stanford will send two experienced
men to Oregon, who are determined
it is said to show this Northern insti
tution what real debating is.
An excellent music program will be
rendered to fill out the entertainment,
one of the principal features of which
is the notorious Freshman Trio. The
time for debate has been so arranged
that it will not conflict with the Y. M.
C. A. banquet or any other college
function. It will begin promptly at
8 o’clock, and every student in the
University is urged to give it his pa
“Isn’t that a cute automobile? I'll
take that one.”
Out of the following conversation
between Miss Alma Noon, a prominent
Junior in the University, and a local
automobile agent, an auto sale was
made last week, which promises to go
on record for spontaneous alacrity in
deciding questons of high finance.
A cheque, signed by Miss Noon, for
$1,550, was the material consideration
I involved, and the young lady is now
j the proud possessor of a smooth-run
ing 1912 Stoddard-Dayton 30, with
all the trimmings and incidentals, in
cluding top, wind shield, lamps, and
i a freshman chauffeur, to say nothing
of hordes of lately developed admirers,
who flock about Miss Nancy wherever
she ceases for a moment to flit about
in her “merry Oldsmobile.”
Another “X. Y\ Z.’’ article, along the
same line as the last, but with a lot
more spice, according to the Editor,
will be the feature of the Oregon
Monthly for April. Although the per
pertrator of the last furor is still pur
suing his way unmolested in college,
Miss Degermark declared that a new
George Ade is responsible for the com
ing article.
The Monthly will look after the in
terests of the University, however, by
a number of articles dealing with dif
ferent phases of the college and its
work. It is the intention to make
this issue of interest to all High
Schools of the state, by presenting the
work of the University in a popular
style. An effort will be made to fur
nish extra copies ot this issue to all
High Schools of the state.
Dean Collins will contribute a bur
lesque on vacation occupations, while
local literary people will furnish the
balance of the Monthly.
Season Ends With Defeat of Gamma
Delta Gamma. Last Year’s
Kappa Alpha Theta won the Em
erald basketball cup from the Gamma
Delta Gammas by a score of 9-6.
Roth teams played a good, fast game,
but the Thetas proved to be the bet
ter basket tossers.
Immediately after the game, Dr.
Stuart presented the cup to the win
ning team.
The Theta line-up was: Forwards,
Hazel Rader, Frances Adams; cen
ters, Eleanor McClain, Ruth McClar
en; guards, Gertie Taylor, Bess Cow
The Gamma Delta line-up was:
Forwards, Florence Avery, Nell Ban
field, Nita Bartlett; guards, Bess Rid
dell, Eva Roach; centers, Carin Deg
ermark, Fairy Leach. Miss Muir, the
Eugene High School coach, refereed
the contest.
Edna and Clara Caufield, of Oregon
City, were week-end guests at the
Gamma Phi house.
Dean Goodman, ’10, of Portland, vis
ited the Beta house over the week
Column Devoted to Reviewing Career
of Oregon Graduates Who Have
and Are Making Good.
(In reply to the editorial written in
the Oregonian some time ago, stat
ing that Oregon had produced rela
tively few influential men for the
State, the Emerald has decided to
create a column, in which reviews of
the careers of some of Oregon’s grad
uates, who are making or have made
“good,” will be printed.)
One of the first graduates from
Oregon, Judge R. S. Bean, of the class
of ’78, was recently appointed W. S.
District Judge by the President.
As a young attorney, Judge Bean
practiced law for several years in
Eugene. Later, he became District
Judge and then Judge of the Supreme
Court of Oregon. He has always been
actively engaged in all the leading
activities of the State, and as a grad
uate from Oregon, his interest in the
University has never flagged. At
present, he is President of its Board
of Regents.
The class of ’80, counts among it3
numbers several men who have at
tained no little prominence in their
special lines of activity.
(Continued on page 5.)
Sundial Made By London Firm and
Will Be Mounted on Huge
(iranite Block.
A magnificent sundial which is a
gift to the University of Oregon by
Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Mays, of Portland,
in memory of their son, Wilson Mays,
ex-’09, who died about three years
ago, has been presented to the Uni
versity and will be installed on the
campus and ready for the ceremony
of unveiling by dune 1, after which
time it will be one of the most per
manent and beautiful landmarks of
the Oreiron camnus.
This will be the first sundial ever
set up for a public institution in Ore
gon, although such dials aie common
at Princeton, Yale, Harvard, and
other big Eastern Universities. In
many instances they serve as memor
ials, such as will the Mays dial at the
Oregon University.
The solar instrument was made by
Francis Barker and Son, Ltd., scien
tific instrument makers of London,
and their experts were said to have
been engaged for nearly a year com
pleting the elaborate and delicate
engraving upon the surface. The
design was selected by Mr. and Mrs.
Mays and has been recently received
in Portland, direct from the London
It will be mounted on a solid block
of flawless California granite weigh
ing four tons, at a site to be selected
on the campus in the near future.
The dial itself is 22 inches in dia
meter and is made of gun metal, a
material practically indestructable to
the action of the weather.
On the dial face is shown the exact
latitude and longtitude of the Oregon
University, and the dial itself was
constructed especially to record the
solar time at that point, which is
more than eight hours slower than
the Greenwich time. The solar time
also differs from the standard watch
time, and the exact difference will be
shown on an equation table which is
engraved on a plate of gun metal to
be set in one of the faces of the gran
ite base.
Two Latin mottos are engraved on
the circumference of the dial, one
around the outer portion, which trans
lates “The heavens declare the glory
of God and the firmament showeth its
handiwork.” The second, engraved on
an inner circumference, is a Latin
verse by Cowper, which, translated,
reads: “How slowly come, how swiftly
pass the hours; he who would seize
them, let him be patient, but watch
ful.” Between two scrolls below the
lower point of the gnomon is in
scribed, “In memory of Wilson Pierce
Mays; 1884-1910.”
The recent good weather has
brought out the embryo Mathewsons
and Wagners for the preliminary lim
bering up. Bill Hayward’s “hopes”
have also donned abbreviated gar
ments to bask in the sunshine. Both
! squads look like championship possi
Prof. Dunn postpones lecture on
Abbey pictures on quest of Holy Grail
as seen in Boston public library to
one. week from Wednesday.