UNIVERSITY OF OREGON VOL XIV. EUGENE. OREGON. SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 9. 1912. No. 23 TO BEGIN III EBRLY PM OF 9EGEMBER BASKETBALL COMMITTEE OF LEAGUE ARRANGING SCHEDULE INTRODUCTION OF HANDBALL INNOVATION Ten Teams Will compete for the Hayward Cup and College Honors. The preliminaries of the Inter Fraternity Basket Ball games will be played immediately after Thanks giving. This is the decision reached at a meeting of the Inter-fraternity League held yesterday afternoon. In addition to the basket ball schedule, arrangements were made for a series of hand ball games between the dif ferent house and club teams for a silver trophy-cup offered by the League to the winners. The opening of the basket ball sea , son so early will make possible the (playing of all preliminary games be fore the Christmas vacation. Each team will play two games and losers of both will be eliminated. The other teams will qualify for the semi finals to be played immediately after the holidays. The teams will be matched by lot, The preliminary games are to be played in the after noon, instead of the evening. The change is the result of the Faculty ' objections to the evening games. The “Hayward Cup” is now in the possession of the Kappa Sigma fra ternity, who won the championship last year. Should they win again, it will become their permanent trophy. The cup was donated by William Hayward. The basket ball committee, consist ing of Ira Staggs, Colton Meek, and Willard Shaver, is instructed to ar range the schedule and all other nec essary preliminaries. This will be announced at an early date. Edgar Schoekley will be asked to referee these games. Handball, heretofore a neglected activity in the University, is now es tablished as an annual affair in the league. Each club has consented to enter a double team and the trophy j cup should make the matches hotly contested. A committee, consisting of Harold Grady. Claud Giles, and Russell Calkins, is in charge. The officers of the League are, Fen : Waite, president; Colton Meek, vice-j president, and Vernon Motschenba- ; cher, secretary-treasurer. Ten fraternities and clubs are mem bers of the League. They are: Sig-1 raa Nu, Kappa Sigma, Alpha Tau ’■ Omega, Sigma Chi, Phi Gamma! Delta, Avava, Dormitory, Phi Delta j Theta, Zeta Phi, and Oregon Club. A fee of $5.00 must be paid by j each member of the League before entering the coming contests. $300 Offered for Essay Prizes. The Lake Mohawk Conference on International arbitration offers $200 as first prize and $100 as second prize to the undergraduate women of any College or University in the United States who write the two best essays on “International Peace.” The donor of these prizes is Mrs. Elmer Black of New York. The conditions of the contest are: First, any subject specifically related to the modern movement to substitute law for war, to establish a permanent court for the settlement of interna tional disputes, and to secure arbitra tion treaties between the nations of the world may be considered under the head of “International Arbitra tion.” Second, each contestant is ex pected to append to her essay a com plete list of works consulted, if pos . ole, with specific references. Third, the essays must not exceed 5,000 words and must be plainly written on one side of the paper only. The es siys must reach H. C. Phillips, Sec retary Lake Mohawk Conference, Mohawk Lake, N. Y., not later than March 15, 1913. MALE INTERFERENCE NOT WANTED BY CHORAL CLUB The girls of the Choral Club must renounce their steady admirers upon practice nights, or pay for their fun by a good stiff fine. This is the lat est edict of those who are trying to develop a singing club among the varsity Co-eds. It seems that the girls of the Choral Club have many masculine ad mirers. For it cannot possibly be anything other than a man, declare the other girls, which keeps them from attending regular practice. Many reasons and excuses have been given, and most of them prove to be, “man.” But that “man” is not con sidered as important, or at least as a sufficient excuse, in the opinion of the officers, is shown by the fact that in the future the girls must either give up their “faithful swains” on practice nights, or be forced to pay a fine. The fine is twenty-five cents for each ab sence, and worst of all, the fines must be paid. If any member is sick or ab sent from town, she may, under spe cial dispensation, escape from pay ing her fine by procuring witnesses, and possibly affidavits to prove it. PURDY LEAVES OREGON Newspaper Criticism is Partly Re sponsible for Action of Coeur D’Alener. I Harold Purdy, the speedy football player from Coeur d’Alene, has left college. Purdy came to Oregon with the intention of working his way through and accepted a position as janitor of a down town building. He found time for his work evenings and I Saturdays. But from the beginning Purdy ! faced many difficulties. Stories in Northwest newspapers criticised the star football player for leaving his native state, and implied that Purdy’s ; chief purpose at Oregon was for ath j letics. These stories aroused the in . terest of the Faculty and certain i members decided to oppose the news j papers and make an honor student I out of the Coeur d’Alene lad. The. result was that Purdy found I the college standard a difficult one to I maintain and was posted from time , to time. Finally he decided that the ; S Faculty was not desirous of his con- j ^ tinued residence in Eugene and he is now seeking higher education else where. CO-EDS REALLY TRAIN Yes, They Have Training Table, and Cut Out Pie, Sometimes. Again the Co-eds have sprung a new one. This time it is a training table. The football men are now not the only ones who eat rare beef, lots 1 of bread and potatoes, and cut out pastry. Eight Gamma Phi Beta bas ketball players are the innovators. They say they must do it if they are going to win from Lambda Rho next Monday night. This was to have been kept secret, but the fol lowing was recently overheard: “For whom is my pie named?” rose the voice of Catharine Carson at dinner, Thursday evening. “I get you, Kid.” answered Beatrice Lilly, “for murmuring brooks.” "Right you are,” replied Cathar ine. “the pie is yours.” Training rules at the Gamma Phi Beta house evidently must be strictly observed by the basket ball heroines. Catharine plays running center. Nev ertheless, Beatrice, the jumping cen ter, consumed her own portion and then began upon her acquired piece. But before this was finished, she was the successful bidder for the pastry of Anna McMicken. This disappeared, as did its predecessors. Ann also plays upon the team. “Oh, oh, you piker,” was heard from Captain Grace Bean in a grieved tone. “You get brown bread and wa ter for three days. Don’t you know that we play the Lambda Rhos Mon- j day.” Basketball—Gamma Phi Beta will play Lambda Rho Monday evening, in the Women’s Gymnasium. UMC. BALKS O.A.C. SCHEME 10 LAND THANKSGIVING FOOTBALL GAME OR EG ON-CORVALLIS GAME THIS YEAR NOW IMPROBABLE BE CAUSE AGGIES DEMAND THAT UNIVERSITY BREAK CON TRACT WITH MULTNOMAH CLUB NEXT YEAR; LATTER REFUSES TO GIVE UP GAME ooooooooooooooooooooooo O 0 o Special to the Emerald. o o - o o Portland. Ore., November 9: o o O. A. C. makes a Thanksgiving date with Oregon in Port- o o land next year a condition to the signing of a three-year foot- o o ball contract. The Multnomah Club refuses to give up its con- o o tract date with the University. Apparantly there is very little* o o chance of the game being played this year. o o ARTHUR M. GEARY'. o o oooooooooooo ooooooonon o The above message from Manager Geary corresponds with the story in the Emerald of Tuesday to the effect that the Agricultural College would insist upon the Thanksgiving date. Incidentally it indicates that Corval lis has no real fear of playing upon the home campus, based upon any danger from student outbreaks. Athletic Director Stewart of that institution struck the key note of the Agricultural College ambitions last Tuesday afternoon when he told a member of the Emerald staff that the whole question of a game this year hangs upon whether Oregon would consent to the giving up of its con tract with Multnomah next year. When reminded, at this point, that Oregon is bound by this contract to play the game with the Multnomah Club, Director Stewart intimated that he was pretty certain that he could arrange this part of it. This demanding of the Thanks giving date was his recommendation to the board, although this fact was not announced the next morning, un til he had left upon an early train for Portland. Corvallis has appreciated the finan cial advantage of playing the game upon Thanksgiving day. This was evident three years ago, when it sought to capture this date with Mult nomah from the University, which by tradition has come to belong to Ore gon. Oregon has agreed, however, to play the Corvallis team upon this date in Portland, just as soon as the Multnomah Club contract expires, but this does not satisfy the Agri cultural College authorities. Oregon students made a concession from a friendly point of view when, at the first, they offered to play the first game this year in Corvallis, rather than have difficulties imme diately after “relations” had been re established. Corvallis then changed her objection. A long time contract with the games in Portland, was then asked for, mentioning, incidentally, the playing of the games upon Thanksgiving. Again, Oregon made its concession and agreed to play two: consecutive games in Portland as de sired by the Agricultural College. Now this is not enough. These games must be played upon Thanks giving day, no matter whether it violates a contract with another team or not, or there will be no game. Manager Geary states that there is very little chance of a game with Corvallis being played this year. CO-ED Schedule Starts In Earnest Next Week—In Meantime Women Devour Raw Meat. “Tell me. pretty maiden, what has happened to your face, for it doesn’t look to me just like the old familiar place. There is surely something lacking, and I think it is your nose, while your lamps are both in mourn ing and your ear is like the rose. Was the damage done by some foul wretch with murderous intent, or did it happen in some fearful railway ac cident?” The maiden answered sweetly, “Nix ' on that noise, my child, and beat it! to the tall uncut, because you’re sure ly wild. Back up, you’re in the wrong j stall, kid, your trolley’s off the wire, j your dream box holds a vacuum, put on another tire! It was no railway! accident that mussed my phiz this i way; and as for foul assailants, I can j lick them when they’re gay. I play i a forward on the team from our sor- ! ority; the season’s on in basket ball;' now do you follow me? Last night! we beat the Kappa Phis, they never ; had a chance, and that explains the scars you see upon my countenance. But if you come across a girl who looks like she’d been struck by a j railway train, a pile driver, and an automobile truck; with a broken arm, j some fractured ribs, and a dislocated knee—you can bet your checks on Obak she’s the girl that guarded me.” Here let us pause to state that the foregoing conversation is but the product of the writer’s wild imagina tion; besides, the schedule for the girls won’t start until next week, and so we cannot rightly say we know whereof we speak. But. anyway, at 8 o’clock the girls now g. to bed, and they eat raw meat to make them selves ferocious,' it is said; and, though the battle will be screened from our corrupting sight, we ven ture to predict that it will be a manly fight.—Lee Hendrick*. - ,, ; SINGLETAX NOT FAVORED Debate Council, However, May Pick Immigration Question in Defer ence to Stanford. The Debate Council met on Thurs day night, but on account of the late date at which the questions were sub mitted by the University of Wash ington and Stanford University, noth ing definite could be accomplished to ward setting dates for the tryouts. When interviewed, Mr. Prescott said: “No dates for the tryouts have been set as yet, but they will prob ably be decided upon by the end of next week. We will be prepared to submit our votes on the questions un der consideration, by Tuesday, and we will know soon after that what question will be chosen. The choice evidently rests between the immigra tion question, submitted by us, and the arbitration question submitted by Stanford. The Single Tax question would be uninteresting from our standpoint, and I think the immigra-! tion question will appeal more strong ly to Stanford than Single Tax. Many freshmen and sophomores j have signified their intention to try out for the team, besides the old men in college, and this is indicative of a lively interest in debate. Although there are six old debators back, there will be openings for four or five new men next year, and those entering the tryouts now, will very likely be the j choice for the 1912 team.” -- 000000000000 ' 0 0 o TODAY’S SCORES o o o ■ o U. of W., 9; O. A. C., 0. o, o Whitman, 30; W. S. C., 0. o o Pennsylvania. 27; Michigan, o o 21. o o O oooooooooooo Eutaxians—Regular meeting will be held Tuesday evening in Dr. Scha fer’s room. Postponed program will be given. JAMES F. ALEXANDER President of Law Students. “PINK” WATCHES DOBIE Oregon Now Has Two First Teams— Few Posts Effect Standing of Squad. (By Tommy Boylen.) Coath Pinkham, accompanied by Captain Dean Walker and Quarter back Cornell, is in Portland today watching the University of Washing ton play the Oregon Agriculture College in their big game on Mult nomah Field, and incidentall to study the style of play used by both teams for future reference. In absence of the head coach this afternoon’s prac tice is in charge of Asisstant Coach Moores. The past week’s practice has been very profitable, according to Coach Pinkham. Washington is not the only college in the Conference that can boast two full teams, for the Oregon coaches have developed two men for almost every position on the team. Fenton and McClelland, guards, and Bailey and Grout, tackles, are closely seconded by Holden and Fariss and Soden and Hartzuck. Hall and Bradshaw are the choice at ends, their weight and speed mak ing it, possible to play havoc with interference. But should either he injured, Jones and Anunsen are avail able. Captain Walker and Cornell are the two quarters, but Walker has shown up best in the backfield, owing to his ability to lead interference. This leaves Parsons, Cook, Ileusner, Briedwell and Bighee for the other back field positions. Cook is placed first because of his line plunging and ability to back up the line. Heusner is a close second and can play half as well as full. Parsons and Briedwell have both won their “0” at half and performed creditably in all games in which they have been given an oppor tunity. Caufield is alone at center and has played the entire season without in jury. But in case of accident, he can be replaced by Grout. Trainer Hayward reports the squad in perfect condition, and all men out except Parsons and Bighee, who are low in studies. Posing as Freshman Under Name of J. I’. Burke, Stranger Works His Bad Cheeks. Wearing a green cap and posing as a college student, a stranger entered a number of local stores last Satur day afternoon and bought clothes, giving bogus checks, signed J. P. Burke, in payment. The chief of police, when inter viewed today, said: “The man was young, smooth shaven and stylishly dressed. Wherever he passed the checks, he told them that he was a student of the University. Nothing suspicious was thought of the matter at the time, for the merchants are used to receiving checks from stu dents.” At Hampton’s the stranger bought an overcoat, paying for it with a $50 check. The same process was repeat ed at the Brownsville Woolen Mills Company and at the Gross and Com pany store. Each time the check was in excess of the price of the article purchased, thus netting the would-be student a goodly profit. In this way he secured over $100 worth of clothes and about $75 in cash. When the checks were taken to the bank Monday morning, they were de clared bogus and the police were no tified. As soon as it was found that J. P. Burke was not a student at the University, information was wired to surrounding towns. So far nothing has been heard. LAW SCHOOL FROSH INVITED TO STAG MIX MUSINOW PAY BILLS JAMES ALEXANDER ELECTED PRESIDENT OF LAW STUDENTS FROSH PICK TWO SETS OF OFFICERS Debuting Society Organized—M em ber of New Class Ran for Judge of Circuit Court. (By Burns Powell.) UNIVERSITY OF OREGON LAW DEPT.. Portland, Ore., Nov. 9.—Ac tivities have been many and varied at the University Law School during the past month. The annual stag mix, at which the Freshmen are initiated, was attended by an unusually large portion of the male student body. The Freshmen assembled at the \school building and were taken from there in the delivery wagons of a mercantile firm to Arion Ilall, where they were put through various stunts and fined to help pay for the. “eats and drink” which followed. At the close of the evening was held the first Student Body meeting, and offl cers for the ensuing year elected, as follows: President James Fuller Alexander. Vice-President—J. J. Schroeder. Secretary C. H. Lehman. Treasurer Aaron Frank. Sergeant-at-arms—Julius W. Knis pel. Freshmen Factions Conllict. All classes are now organized and enjoying peaceful existences, with the exception of thp Freshmen, who have troubles of their ^twn. Owing to the size, two divisions were made at the beginning of the year, one section meeting at 5:30 P. M„ the other at 7:30 P. M. It seems that the mem bers of the 5:30 division called a meeting of the class, for the purpose of perfecting an organization, and posted notices of the same at a time the 7:30 would be unlikely to see it; consequently at the meeting but few second division Freshmen were pres ent and the officers elected were chosen for the most part from the 5:30 crowd. When this action became known to the 7:30 section, its howl of dissatis faction was loud; and in revenge it held a meeting of its own and elected its own set of officers. The Freshman class now possesses two sets of officers and much discus ; 'Jon has been carried on as to which j s<*t shall be recognized. The matter I will probably be settled by the resig nation of both sets and the calling of a new meeting, duly advertized. The Blackstone debating society has : organized and is conducting meetings | in two parts, each of which has about I thirty members. Heated debates on I current political questions have been | the order of the day. Moot Court has not been held yet, but will be called into session shortly. I his court is conducted by Juniors and Seniors, Freshmen being allowed to sit as jurors only, and cases of in terest likely to baffie the young attor ney are tried under supervision of members of the Faculty. Robinson Stumps for Taft. Several members of the Student Body have been stumping the city and state in the interest of politics. Charles Robinson made a tour of Eastern Oregon, convincing the vot ers that Taft was the only safe can didate, but it is hinted, “Beauty” vot ed for Wilson. Harry Lane, a Fresh man. has held nightly sessions on the streets, condemning single tax. Sec retary Gillard and members of the faculty have appeared before clubs and political organizations preaching the doctrine of “Initiative Millage lax ; and a Freshman, Julius Knis pel, ran for circuit judge on the So cialist ticket. W. R. Bailey, ’12, who will be re membered as the tallest man in the Senior class, is now teaching school at San Isidro, in the Philippine Is lands. Miss Maude .MacDonald, ’12, is teaching in the high school at Dallas, Oregon.