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EUGENE, OREGON. TUESDAY. SEPTEMBER M. UH2.
BT JUNIORS III COMING
SANDBAG CONTEST TO SUP
PLANT FREAK RACES OF LAST
PUSHBALL PLANNED FOR FEATURE OF DAY
Tug of War Across Duck Pond Will
be Concluding Incident of
Brevity and plenty of “pep” are i
the characteristics which the Junior :
class is seeking for in the second an
nual Underclass Mix which is sched
uled for next Saturday afternoon at
1:30 on Kincaid field.
The sack race, three-legged race,
and other freak events, which were a
part of last year’s program, have
been eliminated, for, although amus
ing, they invariably cause delay and
serve to drag out the proceedings.
In their place the sandbag contest, as
conducted in a large number of col
leges, has been introduced.
This event is expected to prove a
feature of the afternoon’s sport, sec
ond only to the push-ball contest.
Fifty sandbags, weighing fifty
pounds apiece, will be placed in the
center of the football field, and all
the men of both underclasses turned
loose on them. The object of each
side is to get as many bags as pos
sible over its opponent’s goal line,
and the class which by count of the
judges has the best showing of
sandbags at the end of ten minutes,
will be declared the winner.
The push-ball contest will be con
ducted along the same lines as last
year, except that the halves have
been shortened from twenty to fif
teen minutes, since it was found that
the latter period affords ample op
portunity for the expenditure of
most of the surplus energy of the
participants. The ball will be bor
rowed from the Portland Hunt Club,
which owns the only sphere of the re
quired proportions in the state.
A complete list of all the events,
conditions, and officials, follows:
Tug-of-War—10 men on a side.
Sandbag contest. All men of both
classes. Ten minutes. Ten points.
Push ball contest—35 or 50 men on
each side. Fifteen minute halves.
Each goal counts 25 points.
Most Unique Feature—10 points.
Half Mile Relay—Eight men on
Judges of yells and drills—Dutch
Young, Abe Blackman, Cecil Miller,
Judges of all athletic events—Bill
Hayward, starter; Bill Neill, Dean
Walker, Karl Martzloff.
Cops—Thad Wentworth, Chief of
Police; Fen Waite, Flute Briedwell,
Homer Jamison, Ben Chandler, Ercel
Kay. Wally Dobie, Erwin Rolfe, Loyd
Barzee, Carleton Spencer.
Manager Geary left this morning
for Eastern Oregon, to make ar
rangements for the extensive Glee
Club tour. He expects to be gone a
week or ten days.
Sam Michael returned from Port
land Monday, having been gone since
i\ M. WORK OPENS WITH
MEETING THURSDAY NIGHT
The first meeting of the Varsity Y.
M. C. A. will be held Thursday even
ing instead of a week from Thurs
day, as was first planned.
The speaker will be Dr. Fletcher
Homan, president of Willamette Uni
versity, on the attractive subject,
‘The Well Educated Man.” Only at
a sacrifice and after much persuasion
did Dr. Homan consent to address the
Oregon men at this occasion.
Special music will be a feature of
this meeting, and President Cash
will preside. The T. M. C. A.
meeting will be held in the
customary meeting place, Dr.
Schmidt’s room in Deady hall, at the
usual time of 7 o’clock, closingj
promptly at 7:50.
Arthur Van Dusen, former yell
leader and Glee Club stunt man, is
visiting; at the Sigma Nu house.
TRAINING 1A6LE HIT
Hayward Defends System, and Says
Abuses Are Not
“Resolved, That the custom of j
maintaining, at Student Body ex
pense, boarding tables for athletic j
teams is no longer justified by the
best Universities and it should be
This resolution, voicing merely the
opinion of the faculty and not a
command, was passed unanimously at
a faculty meeting held yesterday aft
It was the intention of that body
merely to go on record, as has been
done in other institutions, against
this custom, which has been main
tained for many years as a necessary
adjunct to football training.
When interviewed this morning,
Trainer Hayward said that unless
this feature were introduced into the
fall training at once, he would take
25 men on the Whitman trip, not
risking possible injuries through lack
As to abuses in the system, he ad
mitted that they were possible, but
never happened here. He affirmed
that a few, but not the larger insti
tutions, had abolished the training
table, and expressed himself as posi
tive as to its necessity in the foot
Ml SOCIAL IS NEXT
A joint reception will be given by
the Y. M. C. A. and Y. W. C. A. next
Friday evening, from 8 to 10, in the
men’s gymnasium. It is to be held
for all students, friends, faculty, and
especially for Freshmen.
As in former years, a short pro
gram will be given under the direc
tion of the Social Committees of the
two Christian Associations, of which
Ruth Beach and Don Rice are chair
men respectively. The defiinite pro
gram will be announced later. Re
freshments will be served during the
The reception will be strictly in
formal, congeniality being induced
through tags and a general “jolly
Patrons and Patronesses—Mrs, Ellen
Pennel, Miss Ruth Guppy, Mrs. E. L.
Fletcher, Miss Florence Cleveland,
Mr. Charles Koyl, Mr. Burleigh Cash.
Students on the outskirts of town
may get their Emerald at the Book
Exchange. Give your name to Sam
Rex Turner, ’12, has been visiting
at the Alpha Tau Omega house.
DOPE SHEETS FORK
OREGON, WASHINGTON AND W.
S C. COACHES LOOK FORWARD
DOBIE MOST SERIOUS CONTENDER
O. A. C., Idaho, and Whitman, to
Figure as Dark Steeds in Cham
(By Jimmie Roberts.)
Oregon, Washington, and W. S. C.
football backers have all picked the
1912 Northwest Champs and dis
pelled all doubt in the minds of the
untutored as to who will be the big
noise on the gridiron this season .
Whitman, Idaho, and O. A. C. sup
porters give out an impression that
a dark horse is being groomed to
kick over the dope bucket, show clean
heels to the bunch and win in a can
ter. The first three named look
strong on paper and offer good ar
guments as to why they should win.
The last three are not arguing.
Washington State has the 1911
team practically intact and the val
uable addition of a coach whose rec
ord approaches that of the wily Gil
mour Dobie’s. One thing is fairly
certain about Johnny Bender. If the
Nebraskan is given eleven able
bodied men, W. S. C. will have a team
that will figure in the final account
ing and with the number of veterans
of Osthoff’s team back in school this
year, it looks like a good bet that
Bender will turn out one of the best
teams Pullman ever had.
Dobie says he is out after his an
nual championship as usual and is
smiling over prospects despite his
loss of veterans. the loss ot cap
tain Sparger leaves the purple and
gold without a veteran in the back
field, but the wily Scot smiles on.
Nevertheless, Dobie can be counted
on as usual. Dopesters sent their
regrets to Seattle last year when
Washington lost Eakins and Polly
Grimm, but if any weakness existed
in Washington’s pair of tackles last
year, no one ever found it out.
Archie Hahn predicts nothing for
Whitman. There is only one thing
about the Missionaries and that is
that Niles is on the team and those
who recall last year’s struggle with
Whitman on Kincaid field will readily
understand that Hahn will have some
kind of a team.
Pink Griffith is emulating the
sphinx of Egypt and sheds no light
on the Idaho situation. Griffith may
be devising some new quirk in vivi
sected football to succeed Jimmy
Middleton’s famous “Idaho Spread”
that startled football followers in
Sam Dolan makes no rash prom
ises for the Aggies, but modestly ad
mits that his machine may be a
championship contender. The ques
tion of the elegibility of Houser, the
Carlisle star, is worrying the mem
bers of the Big Six more than O. A.
C.’s championship chances.
Y. M. and Y. W. Joint Reception
The Y. W. C. A. and the Y. M. C.
A. are making extensive preparations
for the annual acquaintance party
next Friday night at the gymnasium.
An excellent program of music and
readings, followed by refreshments, is
HAYWARD CASTS A ROUT |
FOR CA M INSTRFCTOR |
For gymnasium director, to take
mtire charge of the floor and routine
work. Physical Director Hayward an
nounces that he has three men in
view for the position. Graduates of
the Springfield Training School,
Grant’s School of Physical Education,
St. Louis, and the Portland V. M. 0. (
A., respectively. Pending the arrival
if letters of recommendation, Hay
ward is withholding the names of the
prospective a p p o i n t ee s.
In the meantime, Hayward is di-, ■
recting the “setting up” exercises per- 1
sonally, not deeming it. advisable to
employ student directors, as has been
Equipment to the extent of several
pairs of boxing gloves, indoor base
balls, mats and punching bags, have [
recently been added to the stock of
Special Informal Following Under
class Struggle Promised for
The first Informal Student Body
Dance of the year will be held by
special permission of the faculty,
next Saturday night, following the
This dance, which is being con
ducted by Fen Waite in the absence
of Manager Geary, will be the first
of several such informal affairs
planned for the college year.
Students presenting season tickets
at the door will be admitted free of
charge. If only one of the couple
has a season ticket, twenty-five cents
will be charged. If neither has a
ticket, the admission will be seventy
five cents a couple. Tickets must be
presented at the door.
Manager Geary announces that
this will be the best yet. Hender
shott’s orchestra has been secured
and the inimitable Berry will offi
ciate at the punch bowl. There will
be a long line of patronesses and all
the college notables will be on the
scene to meet the new Frosh and re
new their acquaintance with the
other classes. In an interlude be
tween the dances, Carlton Spencer,
the President of the Student Body,
will present, the trophy cup to the
winner of the Underclass Mix, which
is to be held on the afternoon pre
ceding the dance.
WARBLERS TRYOUT SOON
Director Bowman Will <• et Line on
New Glee Club Material Next
With the arrival tomorrow of M.
L. Bowman, the new musical director
from Portland, the Glee Club will
immediately begin its fall training.
The tryouts for new men will be held
Wednesday afternoon, at 4 o’clock,
in Villard hall, and will be under the
direction of Mr. Bowman and Presi
About twenty-five or thirty men
have already signified their intention
of trying out for the club, so there
will be a wealth of material to pick
from. The club is woefully weak in
the first tenor section, and is short a |
few men in the other divisions, so
several new men will be selected
to fill these vacant places.
The plans of the club as to the
program are still in the air. There
has been some suggestions of having
the stunts put on by members of the
dramatic club, who would be taken
with the club. All this, however, will
have to be worked out later, and in
the meantime the Glee Club mem
bers will begin work on their parts
in the chorus.
NSTALLMENT PLAN 10
HASTEN TICKET SATE
IS SPENCER S SCHEME
;E\U\ CONTENDS Til AT OBJECT
IS TO AROUSE INTEREST, NOT
TO MAKE MONEY
'ART PAYMENT APPEALS TO WOMEN
ncomplete Kist of Scheduled Events
Shows That Ticket Includes
Two dollars and fifty cents now
ind the rest before December 1, is
he scheme devised by President
.’arlton Spencer to make the student
reason tickets more easily purchased
jy the students who are suffering:
From a flatness of the pocketbook,
lue to payment of entrance fees.
There is a general approval of the
season ticket plan among: the stu
ients, but five dollars, all at once,
has seemed almost an insurmount
able obstacle to the success of the
plan, which necessitates that 400
be bought. The student tickets have
been placed on sale at Steward John
son’s office, and can be procured upon
the installment basis.
“There is no more money to be
made by the success of the student
ticket plan,” said Manager Geary yes
terday, “than from charging the stu
dents at the gate. The advantage to
be gained is in increased spirit by
having nearly all the students at the
important games, instead of only a
third, as statistics from last year
show. The University of Washington
students did not know what real col
lege spirit was, until the season
ticket plan was inaugurated. Since
then Washington has come to the
front in athletics and other student
enterprises. If 400 of the students at
the University attended all the
games, the increased interest would
enlarge the number and spirit of the
candidates for the teams, so that they
would be ten per cent stronger.
“Upon the supposition that the sea
son ticket plan will work and the
100 tickets will be sold, plans are be
ing made to place movable bleachers
at the north end of the men’s gym
nasium. This would enable the stu
dents to have organized rooting at
the games, and give the rooters a
fine view of the game too.
“The necessity for having 400 tick
ets sold, is due to the need that
others buy them rather than charge
the one-third that will attend all the
games the regular prices. The treas
ury of the student body is not in
shape to stand a loss from the pro
posed plan, but, no attempt was made
to turn the scheme into a money
“The events to which th estudent
ticket will admit are as follows:
Washington High Schcool vs.
Freshman game, October 5.$0.35
Oregon-Willamette game, Octo
ber 12 .50
Oregon-Washington State Col
lege game, October 20.75
Oregon vs. Washington (two
Probably Oregon vs. O. A. C.
(two games) . 1.00
Oregon vs. Inland Empire Col
lege . 1.00
Two other games . 1.00
Oregon - Washington (men),
March 28 .$0.50
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