GLEE CLUB SEATS On Sale Wednesday at 10, but not by phone until 11 o’clock. GLEE CLUB CONCERT Thursday, December 19, Eupene Theatre. VOL XIV. UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, TUESDAY. DECEMBER 17, 1912. No. 39 FRATERNITIES BURGLARIZED PHI DELTA THETA AND BETA THETA PI HOUSES SUFFER DEPREDATIONS BY BOLD BAD MAN PHI DELTS DRAW SHORT END Big Haul Secured from Giles, Thomas, and Hughes, but Prokos Routs Beta Intruder. Entering the Junior Engineer’s study room, on the second floor of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity some time after 1:30 Sunday morning, an unknown burglar carried away money, wearing apparel, and jewelry to the amount of one hundred and fifty dol lars. Carl Thomas, Raymond Giles, and Earl Hughes, who occupy uw room, have their beds on the sleeping porch with the other men. When they re tired early Sunday morning, they left their clothing and valuables in the room. Upon going into the room Sunday morning, the first thing no ticed was the great number of burned matches which were lying on the floor. They soon found several things missing. Giles, manager of the house, was the heaviest loser, the burglar having relieved him of a new forty dollar overcoat, a suit of clothes, a ten dol lar pair of high top shoes, a pair of cuff links, a fifty dollar watch, and what was in his purse. Thomas is minus a hat and all the money he had, while Hughes’ money was all that attracted the marauder. The remainder of the men escaped with only the loss of a five dollar check on the house which was on Giles’ table. The police were notified at once but as yet no clew has been found. In speaking of the robbery Thomas said, “Whoever the thief was, he evi dently knew something of the sleep ing arrangements in the most of the fraternities and also the difficulty of getting rid of the fraternity pins without detection, for each of us had left our pins on the table. The man also used system in choosing, for he took almost a complete outfit, from hat to cufflinks.” Prokos once more came into the limelight, when by his barking he probably saved the Beta Th'ita Phi’s from being robbed Saturday night. The cook was the only one in the house until about 10:30, when Wal lace Mount and Clark Burgard came in and s5t down in front of the fire place. They heard someone moving about upstairs, but supposing it to be one of the men. paid no partic (Continued on last page.) “GIVE ME MEN WITH GLEAN LIVERS,” SAYS BILL HAYWARD Bill's Proteges Hold Thirteen North west and Six All-Event .Track Records. “Give me men with clean livers,” said “Bill” Hayward yesterday after noon, while he was discussing the common run of star athletes who shine awhile and then fade awray. “The men who take care of them selves are the best to work with, and invariably hang up the records,” he continued. In this connection, he spoke especially of Donald Young, of Amhearst. the best quarter miler in any American college last year. “There’s a young fellow studying to be a minister, and so square that he took a disqualification in the quarter mile race at Stockholm last summer without a whimper, although the German Braun was to blame. The American team was full of just such young chaps from the Eastern col leges.” While making out the athletic chart for the 1914 Oregana, Hayward com mented on the fact that the Univer sity of Oregon holds thirteen North west collegiate records, and six coast records. STARTLING GLASS HOUR Underclassmen Will Put On One-Act Play and Egg Market is Reported Very Strong. Novelty and “pep” are the ingred ients promised by the Sophomores in their annual class hour program to be given at tomorrow’s regular 10 o’clock assembly in Villard Hall. Secrecy has been maintained as to the exact nature of the “stunts” to be presented, but it is known that the 1915 cohorts have been working hard under the guidance of Bert Jerard, chairman of the class hour committee. The other members of the committee are Leland Hendricks, Ralph Young, Beulah Stebno, Gretchen Sherwood, and Beatrice Lilly. Fred Hardesty, president of the Sophomore class, will preside, and Harold Grady will deliver the cus tomary address. Then will follow the surprise of the day, which, according to rumor, was originated by Lee Hen dricks. It will consist of a one-act farce with vaudeville specialties, but noth ing further can be learned, except that Walter Dimm is directing the production. The 1915 aggregation has gained and enviable reputation for the class | of entertainments it has put on in the past, and it is expected that tomor row’s program will come up to the standard set by the Freshman class hour of last year, and by the Sopho more hop last Saturday evening. 0. A. G. STUDENT ARRESTED ON CHARGE : OF PASSING SAD CHECKS IN EOCENE The bad-check man, who, wearing a green cap, passed for a University student several weeks ago and cashed bogus checks, the police now say is a student at 0. A. C. He appeared in Eugene again last Saturday, it is charged by the po lice, and under the same pre tence, with the Freshman’s cap, and claiming to be a member of one of the local fraternities, succeeded in cashing five $10 checks at Ax Billy Department Store, E. E. Dunn’s, Cockerline and Fraley’s. Chamber’s Hardware Store, and the Hub Cloth ing Store. One of the mer chants telephoned to the fra ternity. of which he said he was a member, and discovered that he was not on their list. By Sunday noon the Lane county sheriff had crested at Corval lis T. O’Neal, son of O. C. O’Neal, of Portland. He was brought ' to Eugene last evening for identifica tion. His father, who is a prominent busi ness man of Portland, also arrived in Eugene last evening. This morning he waived examination and was bound over until the next term of court under $250 bonds. These were furnished by his father and the two returned home this morning. RESTS WITH NEW COMMITTEE LEONARD, GEARY, AND BRADSHAW GIVEN AUTHORITY TO PICK COACH FOR NEXT, YEAR—MAY BE GRADUATE OR NOT—HAYWARD AND WALKER GO TO SEATTLE The postponed meeting of the Ath letic Council was held yesterday after noon in President Campbell’s office, with a full attendance. An investigation committee, com posed of Professor H. B. Leonard, chairman, Captain-elect Robert Brad shaw, and Manager Geary was ap pointed to look into the graduate coaching system, and to recommend a coach for next year. When the committee is prepared to submit the results of its work, it will report to the Council. Two delegates to the Northwest Conference, to be held in Seattle, De cember' 20-21, were elected: Dean Walker as student representative, and William Hayward for the Fac ulty. Manager Geary will attend the Conference, especially to be present at the meeting of the student man agers of the Northwest colleges. George Hug, ’07, will also be pres ent from this city. Among the things to come up be fore the Conference are the matters of a change in the conference bas ketball rules, summer baseball, and the practice of reporting lists of elig ible athletes to the secretary of the Conference. It was the violation of this rule last fall that caused the Emil Hauser dispute, and the failure to live up to this rule in the past has brought considerable complaint from Secre tary Hug. The whole matter of de barring an athlete from any activity for professionalism in any one branch will be thtrashed out again. DISTANCE RUNNERS VIE WEDNESDAYAFTERNOON Squad Will Compete Over a Two Mile Course—O. A. C.-Oregon Race Contemplated. Aspirants for cross country honors will have an opportunity to show their worth next Wednesday afternoon, when the first free for all race will be held over a modified two mile course. This contest, designed to show the results of the preliminary work done by the runners, will not be for points or score, but simply as a means to enable Bill Hayward and Captain Walter McClure to get a line on the prospective material. All who have signed up for the fall work are eligi ble to run, but of this number only ten or twelve have done consistent work. It is in this squad that the best material is expected to be found. The course will include a trip around the track, then on the regular cross country course to a point be yond the first cemetery, where the runners will cut across to the street car tracks, following this route until Thirteenth street is reached. A final quarter mile will complete the race. At the Albany banquet after the O. A. C.-Oregon football game, Bill Hayward broached the subject of a cross country race to E. J. Stewart, physical director at Corvallis, for a race between the representatives of the two institutions. Director Stew art has since replied that he wants to bring the matter up before the (Continued on last pair*' HAYWARD GUP HOLDERS QUALIFY FOR FINALS Kappa Sigma Defeats Avava Club, 21 to 4. While Zeta Phi Forfeits Game to Sigma Chi. Kappa Sigma, defender of the Hay ward cup, won its first game of the season Monday afternoon, when they ounIs^Ymbe,etaoishrdl(etaoinshrd|stat defeated the Avava Club, 21 to 4. The second game scheduled for the after noon between Sigma Chi and Zeta Phi was forfeited by the latter. Glee Club, cross-country, and injuries, made it impossible for the Zeta Phi team to appear. The Avava-Kappa Sigma game from the spectators view point was slow and uninteresting, and it was evident that both teams were anxious for time to be called because of their poor condition. Cowden was the dark horse of the day. The fat forward was very elusive and emerged from the fray with thirteen points to his credit. Still, Storie, and Boylen, did the rest of the scoring for the win 1 ners. j The Avavas have the material for a good team, but showed lack of prac tice and were unable to get together. ■ The two Bigbees and Dpbie played the best ball for the Avavas. University of Oregon Alumni resid ing in Portland, will meet next Thurs day evening in the Lincoln Hig-i School for the purpose of further or ganization. The call, for the meeting has been signed by R. Burns Powell, William Cake, Jack Latourette, and Martin W. Hawkins. (ilee Club in Sixteenth Annual Concert at Eugene Theatre, Thursday, Evening, December 19. THOSE DRINKING FOUNTAINS WILL TAKE SMILE OFF FACE, SAYS CO ED And What a Surprise the Janitor did Have When He Cleaned the Gymnasium. "Oh, those drinking fountains! 1 just hate the things because they splash the water all over your face about your lips.” Such was the comment of a college girl, as she pouted her pretty lips in the little square glass in the coat room of the library build ing yesterday. She explained, as she turned around to find some one watching. “You just can’t help but get the water on your face, instead of in your mouth, when you try to swal low out of these little fountains. And l get so thirsty all day.” But the fair Oregon Co-eds have other worries. One shoe horn, two shawls, two umbrellas, two pairs of gloves, five or six handkerchiefs, and a shoe bag, confronted the janitor of the Men’s Gymnasium the morning after the i Sophomore dance. Besides this motley assembly of relics, one dancer wore the wrong shoe home, to the chagrin of a co-ed, who is now advertising the loss of a “suede shoe by mistake.” All of these articles are waiting at the Steward’s office for an owner. FRATERNITY MEN TO ATTEND CONVENTIONS Onthnnk, Bailey, Chandler, and (Jray son Leave for East to Represent Oregon Chapters. During the holidnys several Oregon fraternity men will be in the East at tending the national conventions of their respective fraternities. Karl Onthank, who is the first to depart, left yesterday morning for Louisville, 'Ky., where he goes as a delegate to the Alpha Tau Omega convention. He expects to be absent from Eugene about three weeks. Edward F. Bai ley, Ben Chandler, and Carl Grayson, will leave the last of the week for their respective cities in the East. Bailey will go to Chicago as a dele gate from the Oregon Alpha chapter of Phi Delta Theta to the national convention, which convenes from De cember 30th to January 3rd. He ex pects to be away at>out two weeks. Ben Chandler will represent the local chapter in the national Sigma Nu convention, which will be held in At lanta, Georgia, December 30th to Jan uary 1st. Carl Grayson is the dele gate from the local chapter of Phi Gamma Delta to the national conven tion, which will be held at Indiana polis the last of this month. Miss Merle McKelvey, ’ll, is teach ing in the Imbler High School, in Eastern Oregon. CLASS DANCES EMERALD’S STATISTICAN RE PORTS BUT 37 SOPHOMORES OUT OF 141 AT FORMAL PARTY SATURDAY CO-EDS DRESS FOR OCCASION Several Use Cabs and Autos to Escape Rain; Others Send Flowers. Twenty-three Sophomore men and 14 Sophomore women attended the dance given by their class last Satur day evening, or a total of 37 out of an enrollment of 141. This number amounts to one-fourth of the women of the class, and a little over one third of the men. This number shows about the same proportion for both men and women, for there are 81 of the former and 53 of the latter with second year standing in college. Out of the approximate number of 125 couples there were but five men without dress suits, yet on the other hand every co-ed was dressed for a formal function. An investigation among the local haberdasheries shows that there were 15 dress suits rented for the occa sion, at an expense of $2.50 per suit. The total number of students wearing dress =uits not their own can not be ascertained on account of the prac tice of loaning suits in the different houses. The amount spent by the students for cab and auto hire was approxim ately $50, represented by 15 car and nine cab calls. However, as each call may mean one or more trips, with a corresponding charge, this total may be considerably more. Flowers were not as numerous as at other “Hops,” although one florist reported that students spent $10.40 with him, while other greenhouses de clared that their trade had been slight. The cost of the dance, $90 in round numbers, will be borne by the entire class, including the 104 Sophomores, who were not there. California Editor Pays Visit. C. F. Dittmar, who with his brother is joint proprietor of the Kennett, California, Copper Outlook, visited the Department of Journalism yester | day and discussed newspaper condi tions in the California mining camps. Mr. Dittmar had been visiting his i mother in Philomath and was on his i way south. He promised to return in the spring and address the students in journalism. ANNUAL APPEARANCE OF OREGON GLEE CLUB UV AWAITED Of STUDENTBODI The Glee Club will indulge in its annual frolic at the Fugene Theatre next Thursday evening “with a pro gram that brought forth rounds of applause and caused the laugh muscles of the audience to work overtime,” ac cording to the Albany Evening Herald in speaking of its appearance in Al bany last Friday night. The Albany paper goes on to say, “Vawter and Jerard with a “Bit of Nonsense,” were a scream, and when 'the quick change artist of the team I came in as a wild and woolly cow boy land sang his “Let 'er Buck” song and i shot off his toy pistol to the accom paniment of wild whoops, the top of ! the house almost left the building. I “Call John.” by the entire club, was a very harmonious bit of tone jugglery with a large laugh attached to it by the audience. “Professor Oregonas,” renowned ventrilo(|uist, and his ani mated mannikins, brought down the house and this feature was probably the one that brought the most ap plause of any single stunt. “Numerous flings were taken at dif ferent individuals and the number closed with an “excellent quartette rendition by the professor and his mannikins.” There will be no changes Jr* the program Thursday evening, but Ken neth Frazier promises that the stunts are “something never before seen in Eugene.