Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920, September 30, 1913, Image 1

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No News Emanate from W. S.
C. or Whitman Camps But in
Other Northwest Colleges
Conditions Are Known.
* Oregon coaches, Washington rivals
of Gilmore Dobie, and Idaho follow
ers of the American college game of
football are beginning to cast wist
ful glances toward Puget sound.
O. A. C. thinks that it has slipped
one over on the king bees of the
Puget sound; Bender thinks that he
has corailed all the farmer huskies
between the Pacific coast and the
Roekey mounttains, while “Pink” I
Griffiths of Idaho has a thing or!
two up his crimson and white:
sweat' r sleeves.
Bobie hopes to have his men in
mid-training season form by the
time set for the first conference fio'ht
against O. A. C. on the campus Oc
tober 11. Washington is dashing In
to the struggle a little earlier this
season than formerly. Oregon Agri
cultural dirt scratchers have been
enjoying a few coverted days at the
“seaside,” where they have been ab
sorbing a little football talk, to
gether with the sea breezes. The
word from the Oregon plowmen is to
the effect that they are going to
lay a few good ones over on the
northerners this year.
When Oregon has only one thing
of which to complain, that being
“who is going to fill the hole made
by the absence of Bailey,” surely
Bezdek is not troubled with sleep
less nights, when there are not less
than ten “O” men on the job to as
sist him in establishiing his claim
that he will be the first man to show
Dobie a few magician’s stunts in the
football antics as they used to be
handed out at Oregon in the •rood old
Johnny Bender, it seems, has all
the corresps, cornered around Pull
man because it looks as though press
dope on his huskies is no where
available. Bender knows that he
has the finest lot of raw meat in the
conference, aand is not at all reti
cent in saying so. Not only is this
fact true, but he has a formidable
bulwark upon which he can boil down
a few of the best of the new mater
ial into enviable men to tear up a
few things when the season looms up.
For the past week Bender has been
only sawing wood. He, like our own
coach, “has nothing for publication.”
A similar condition exists over at
Walla Walla. Archie Hahn has
never been guilty of feeding the
presses with superfluous happy mat
ter. Hahn is a sphinx this year.
Dobie is blessed with plenty of
teams bordering upon the briny Pu
get Sound, upon which he may be
able to mill out a team which it* is
hoped will do credit to others in the
past five years. However, a few
pounds of Uncle Sam’s beef is going
to be sacrificed upon the altar of
Denny field October 11, when Wash
ington will be slammed right up
against the boys in the middy suits.
The University of Puget Sound ag
gregation will be given another
chance to show just how high they
stpnd iin the thirty-third degree stuff
as concerned with gridiron antids.
Washington’s schedule this year
PVtlcularly hard? It does not show
Dobie’s men laying off three weeks,
as last year. It’s just one game af
ter another almost every week. The
Whitman game comes just one we^k
after Washington meets O. A. C.
Freshman President Appoints
Frank Beach General
The Freshman-Sophmore mix will
differ from previous mixes such as
the Y. M. C. A. and the Stag in that
it will consist of mighty feats-of-arms
and not in pink tea. The contests
that will be pulled off Saturday be
tween huskies from each class are
expected to be the most excitiing in
ter-class events in history and to
fairly make one's hair stand on end.
A push-ball contest, a tug-of-war,
and a stunt contest are only part of
the attractions offered. The class
presidents nave appointed committees
to work on each feature, which are
already at work choosing teams.
The stunt that the Freshman class
have thought up is to he full of sur
prises. They are keeping it very
dark at present but the class feels
sure that it has the Sophs on this
feature at least.
Frank Beach has been appointed
grand-chairman over all of tht fol
lowing committees: Stunt, Joseph
Sheehen, Ernest Watkins, George
Young, Larry Mann, Ed Simmons;
Tug-of-War, Geo. Reifel, Edison Mar
shall and Harold Fitzgibbon; Push
ball, Harmon Northrup, Dale Jewell,
and Bernard Breeding.
Carl Naylor was appointed tempo
rary yell leader and has already held
rooting practice on the campus. The
decoration committee which is to
decorate the grand-stand for the oc
casion consists of Misses Bernice
Phillips, and Lurline Brown, and
Milton Stoddard.
The president has appointed tha
following committee for the Fresh
man acquaintance party. Miss
Emma Wooton, chairman, Robert
Langley, Frank Scaiefe, Miss Ber
nice Perkins, and Marion Reed.
Game With 0. A. G. Wednesday
Animates Green-Cap
Petitions were circulated among
the students Monday with hopes of
getting enough signers to make a
one-way fare to the Freshman foot
'ball game at Corvallis Wednesday,
October 1.
As a result of this activity Yell
Leader Naylor, of the freshman
class, gathered together the fresh
man, cohorts Monday evening and
practiced a few yells.
The freshman class expects to be
well represented at Corvallis and It
is expected that a large number of
upper classmen will also make the
trip to witness the clash between the
first year teams of O. A. C. and U.
of O.
Officers Are Selected and Re
hearsals Begin Next
The orchestra for this year seems
promising with Miss Forbes as di
rector; Prof. G. H. O’Donnell, presi
dent; Meta Goldsmith, secretary and
treasurer, and Mr. Hyde and Miss
Ruth Davis, librarian. The orches
tra consists of twenty pieces and Miss
Forbes is looking forward to a suc
cessful year.
Plans are made for one large con
cert in Eugene and probably two or
three in the neighboring towns be
fore Christmas. These concerts will
consist of varied numbers, vocal and
instrumental solos, violin quartettes
and other orchestra numbers.
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Raymond Caro, ’13, is taking grad
uate work at the ‘’tlniversity of Wis
consin. @
claude McDonald dies as
Nineteen Year Old Boy Spends
Only Two Weeks in ’Varsity
Before Death. Was Sigma
Chi Pledge.
Claude McDonald, a member ol
the Freshman Class at the Univer
sity of Oregon, died Saturday morn
ing as the result of a fall which he
received while running from the
shower room in the Men's Gymnas
ium on the afternoon of the previous
The young man had just taken a
shower bath following his attend
ance at one of the gymnasium
classes, aand was hurrying to his
locker in the dressing room, when he
slipped anad fell, striking the back
of his head on the cement floor.
The boy seemed at first to be but
slightly injured, for he was able to
rise, with the assistance of some of
l his friends, and make his way to a
bench, but there, as he was proceed
ing to dress, he suddenly became un
conscious. Trainer Hayward, who
was immediately summoned, laid Me
Donald upon a rubbing table and en
deavored to revive him until an au
tomobile arrived, and the uncon
cious boy was • rushed to the Eu
gene Hospital. Here everything pos
sible was done to restore him to
consciousness, but, as there was no
skull fracture or wound evident,
nothing could ibe done to relieve
the cerebral hemorrhage, which caus
ed his death at about three fifty Sat
urday morning.
The body was taken to the depot
Saturday afternoon, accompanied by
the boy’s parents, the members of
the Sigma Chi Frraternity, to which
he was pledged, and by a large body
of his classmates. Mr. and Mrs.
McDonald accompanied the body
to Portland.
McDonald enterered the University
about two weeks ago from Jefferson
High School in Portlaand, where be
was graduated last February.
In spite of his brief attendance at
the University, he had cultivated a
large number of friendships. His
untimely death Btopped a career
which promised well, for, although
scarcely nineteen years of age, Mc
Donald had not only excelled in his
studies, but had won for himself a
position on the Oregon Emerald Staff
as a reporter.
The funeral services were cone ,ct
ed yesterday afternoon at 2:00 p.
m. by Reverand Henry Marcott at
the Westminister Church, where Mc
Donald was an active member. Pres
ident Campbell and Mr. Dyment of
the Journalism department, attend
Acquaintance Affair Will Be at
Delta Delta Delta
The Delta Delta Delta House will
be the scene of the annual Freshman
acquaintance party Friday evening,
charge Is planning a spicy program
to give special zest to the affair,
although as usual dancing will be
the main feature.
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In view of the fact that the (lasS
t0oast% two hundred and seventy
five meip and women, it is expected
that theJ affair will prove “some”
Odor and Taste Largely Due to
Low Forms of Pant Life Is
Sweetser’s Theory. City Wa
ter Boss Blames the Gas.
For some time the city water has
had a peculiar taste and smell, which
often has made It undrinkable, al
though by actual test It is 98 per
cent pure. This condition of the
water has caused considerable worry
to the city officials, to the citizens
and to the students of the University,
it has become almost unbearable,
especially to the students who have
been accustomed to good spring and
well water at home.
Two theories are advanced to ex
plain the peculiar condition of the
vvater, one by Professor Sweetser and
the other by Superintendent Whipple
of the water, plant and Mr. Kussell
who occupies an important position
Professor Sweetser, who has been
making from 16 to 20 tests of the
city water each week, claims that a
low form of plant life produces the
bad taste. This low form of plant
life is 'killed iby the process of filtra
tion, hut the taste cannot be remov
ed. Every year, during the warm
season, this plant life grows rapidly,
but when the water becomes colder it
disappears. He says, "As far as hu
man knowledge and experience go
the water is pure.”
While not denying the above the
ory, Superintendent Whipple claims
that there is an additional cause. The
Oregon Power company’s gas plant is
situated on the banks of the river
just above the city's pumping and
filtration system. From the gas
plant two waste pipes are run to the
river, one carrying waste tar which
empties a few feet below the city’s
intake pipe and <jne carrying water
used In the gas container which emp
ties above the Intake. The ground
above the Intake is saturated with
oil. Tlje city runs its Intake about
20 feet out Into the river Into a sort
of eddy. The waste from the gas
plant cannot very well escape out of
the eddy but remain^ there and is
pumped into the filters with the wat
er. It is Impossible to separate the
gas from the water. This gas passes
into the mains. One peculiar thing
is that the water drawn from the fil
ters tastes and smells perfectly pure.
In order to keep the gas from con
taminating the water In th0 future
Superintendent Whipple has a force
of some 14 men extending the Intake
pipe further out Into the swifter part
of the river. The work will be com
pleted In a few days.
If sufficient bonds are granted it
is the intention of the city to go
across the river and dig several wells
and pump the water out of these, in
stead of directly from the river. The
work will be done this fall before
high water, if possible.
Boyce Fenton, ’15, and Clark Bur
gard, ’15, have returned from the
Beta Theta Phi convention at At
lantic City, New Jersey.
Waldo Miller has returned to col
Mrs. Charted Mastick of Portland
and 9the Misses Felda McClain and
Mable Adams of Sllverton are visit
ing at the Kappa Alpha Theta house.
Highest in a Given Subject Will
Be Awarded at Grad
A new type of Honors has been
instituted in the University to be
known as “Highest Honors in a Giv
en Subject,” to be granted by vote
of the faculty on the recommenda
tion of the appropriate committee.
For each case this committee shall
consist of not less than three mem
bers, consisting of the head of the
major department as chairman, and
representatives of other closely al
lied departments in which the candi
date has worked. This committee,
may, at Its own discretion, recom
mend for the honor, or refuse so to
do. In making its decision, the com
mittee shall consider three things.
In the first place, the candidate's
ability to do independent and pro
ment (not necessarily a contribu
tion to knowledge), as .evidenced
by a thesis of unusual excellence
and such other tests, formal or in
formal, as the committee may see
fit to require. The word "thesis"
shall be taken in a broad sense, to
designate a piece of work exhibiting
the capacity of the student for orig
inal work, ibut suited to the nature
of the department in which the
honorB are granted. In the case the
limitations of the work of th«» depart
ment make such a thesis impractica
ble, its place shall be taken by a
special examination, or series of ex
aminations, serving to show the can
didate’s general grasp of the whole
subject, and thorough mastery of
some definite limited field In which
he has done special work.
The committee shall then consider
the quality aand quantity of work
done by the candidate in his major
subject, Including both the number
of courses regularly taken and the
grades earned in them, and also
hip collateral reading and such evi
dence as he may present of his abil
ity thus Independently to acquire, dis
criminate and organize. Evidence
of intellectual growth aand develop
ment would naturally receive consid
Also the committee may consider
the candidate’s woft In and mastery
of any subject or subjects so closely
Interrelated that they really uffect
his working command of his major
This honor Is Intended to be. as
It Is called, the highest honor the
University confers upon any student*
at graduation, equivalent to a rec
omendatlon for a scholarship or fel
lowship In a graduate school, and
not to be won 'by a limited amount
of work, or by work of elementary
character, no matter how excellent.
It will hence ordinarily call for four,
or at least three consecutive years
of work In the University except in
the case of departments not open
ing their courses to freshmen and
sophomores, In which cases the work
would naturally be correspondingly
more Intense.
These honors are to be made a
part of the permanent records of the
diploma, the Commencement pro
gram, the catalog of the succeeding
year, and the General Registers
which may contain the name of the
recipient. On the diploma, the
Highest Honors shall take p •ece
dence over General Scholarship rank,
e. g., Thomas Simpson graduates
"with Highest Honors In Sanitary
Engineering and ranks twelfth in
General Scholarship In a class of
Formal application for candidacy,
for Highest Honors shall b^ made al
the time of filling odt the registra
tion card . at olhe beginning of the
seniof 6>year, and the major professor
shall definitely erRer iy»on the stu
dent’s card either the thesis or the
preparation for the special examina
tion, allowing suitable credit there
for, not to exceed four semester
hours for the year.
MEET 0. A. C.
Most Famous Stars in History
of Northwest Games Gather
for Alumni Contest. Clarke,
Taylor, Moullen to Appear.
By Ruemuu T. Fleming.
With a backfleld such as the
freshmen have there will bo a pretty
game at O. A. C. tomorrow when the
freshmen journey over there to play.
They are fast and have ail had ex
perience. John Beckett at left half
was an interscholastic star in Port
land for rour years. Hollis Hunting
ton at fullback came here with an
enviable reputation as a line player
gained with The Dalles high school.
Malarky, the blonde right halfback,
was a star with the Columbia univer
sity tea min Portland last year. Car
son Blgbee, who played end for the
Eugene high school last, year, has
been shifted to quarter back. He
runs the team well in practice and
has had experience enough to make
him cool In a game. He carries the
ball well.
The line Is strong and should give
a good account of themselves. The
endB are Hendricks and Ross. Hen
dricks played fullback for Salem
High school last year. Ross was a
Eugene high player last year. East
erwood of Baker, and Tuerck, of Lin
coln high, are the tackles. The
guards are Dudley and Fitzsmorris.
Kinsley, the two hundred and ten
pound center, will be a bolster that
the O. A. C. freshman will have to be
wary of leBt he spill up their plays
for them. The men are going over
determined to win and declare they
can turn the trick.
Alumni Gam* Is Saturday.
The first game of the season here
In Eugene Is the Alumni game. The
alumni have u formidable collection
of stars from which to chose the
team. The fullback position will lie
between Chuck Taylor who received
honorable mention from Walter
Camp In Ills selection of an All
American team, and Dudley Clarke
the famous kicker. The halves will
be (between Dean Walker, last year’s
captain, Eberle Kuykendall, and one
of the two great stars, Taylor and
Clarke, who can be Induced to con
tend for such low honor. The quar
ter will be either Sap Latourette or
Ty Cobb. The line of this team will
be composed of such stars as havo
never been gathered on Kincaid be
fore. The center will in all proba
bility ibe Bob Farlss, a star guard on
last year’s varsity. Fred Moullen, an
other All-American contender, will
line up at guard while Ben Grout
will play the same position on the
other side of center. The graduate
manager Is having a hard time trying
to decide who will play tackle. It
lies between Louis Plnkham, last
year’s coach, Ed Bailey, the Gibraltar
of lost year’s line and Ole Alrnsplger. »
The men out for the end position^
are many and famous. Here is a
partial list: Graham Mitchell, Horn- .
er Jamison, »Jack Hickson and “Bill
Flaer. o
It mighb be added that there will
be*present on next Saturday with the
Alumni team the greatest punter and
the greatest places kicker that ever
donned the pads for Old Oregon,
Dudley Clark and Fred Moullen, re
'*!»<■ sixteen fraternities at the
University of Washington have
fudged 118 Freshmen