Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920, November 22, 1913, Image 1

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Janet Young, Prof. A. F. Reddie,
Ralph Ash, Norma Dobie,
Jerry Martin and Edison
Marshall Were Stars.
(By Mandell Weiss)
Marriage is not a question of law,
is it? This question was soundly
expounded by the class in Dramatic
interpretation last evening in Vil
lard Hall in Bernard Shaw’s comedy,
"Getting Married.” The audience
w'as large, the atmosphere was cor
dial, the entertainment good and the
different performers were received
with unmistakable cordiality. Those
present must have felt a thrill of sat
isfaction over the restoration of the
legitimate function of the play, the
presentation of tiie better sort of
comedy. The performance was given
under the auspices of the Drama
League, under the personal direction'
of Prof. A. F. Reddle.
Story of Play.
The story in a nutshell mhy be
summed up as follows:
It is a wedding day, in which all
the parties concerned change their
mind before the wedding ceremony
actually takes place. They find that
te law is the great barrier and set
out to draw up a contract. This fails
and in the end, the bride and the
groom through the prophetic trance
of a clairvoyant, suddenly disappear
and re-enter to announce that all dif
ficulties \have been overcome and
that they were married. Shaw, in
the play, brings out the difficulties
and drawbacks which exist at the
present time in the English, laws.
He merely states the problem. No
solution is offered by him to remedy
Much of the individual character
ization is true and vital, the dialogue
is of superior quality—easy, crisp,
natural and w’ell spiced with satirical
and unforced humor. The general
smoothness of it and the absence of
over-emphasis is especially remark
Acting Good.
The members o fthe cast have ac
credited themselves in their differ
ent interpretation. The figure of
Prof. Reddie as William Collins, a
green grocer, and caterer, probably
stands out above the others. His
portraiture was both delicate, firm
and minutely finished. Altogether,
his performance was one of great
artistic merit, which seemed to give
assurance of his being a real actor.
Miss Janet Young who played the
somewhat difficult part of Mrs.
George, clairvoyant and vampire,
acted with intelligence but not much
force. Ralph Ash played the part
of the bashful groom consistently.
He was one of the delights of the
evening. Sharing honors with Ash
is Miss Norma Dobie. Her part had
a refined and pleasing personality.
The general as played by Jerry Mar
tin was most satisfactory. He was
unaffected and virile. Edison Mar
shall in the role of Reginald Bridge
w north brought many a laugh from
the audience by his clever acting.
He entered into the spirit of the
piece and proved himself equal to
the task. His appearance in other
characters will be awaited with in
The rest of the members of the
cast including Marjorie Cowan, Ef
fie Rhodes, Bronaugh, Henry Howe
and George Colton, contributed to
the smoothness of an effective rep
Links Near Cemetery to Be the
Scene of Several Tourna
ments During Winter
Trainer Hayward would' like to
| meet all of those students who are in
terested in golf, Monday at four
o’clock in the reception room of the
The purpose of this meeting is to
find out hdw much support will be
given to the golf course which is to
be laid out in the field across from
the cemetery. It will be a nine hole
course and according to the plans
will meet all of the requirements of
the most fastidious enthusiasts.
There will be a number of tourna
ments arranged both for the men and
the women of the University and
there will also be a championship
tournament in the spring for which
a cup will be the award. It is the
desire of Trainer HaywSrd in organ
izing this to get as many of the stu
dents out of doors as possible and to
have a place within a few minutes
walk of the University for them to
play so they will not have to utilize
the Country Club course which is a
long way out and which is rather ex
Professors Hold Semi-Monthly
Classes in Outside
Eleven new courses, American His
tory, Home Biology, American Lit
erature and German, with seven En
gineering courses, bringing the total
to 4 4, were recently installed in the
Correspondence department of the
University. The number of stu
dents now enrolled in this, the fourth
year of extension work, is 4 00.
Each course comprises one year’s
work and costs the student $2. Two
courses cost $3. The teaching is
done by comprehensive sets of ques
tions which are sent to the student
for answering. The result is then
returned for approval. If the re
quired course is not covered in a
year, it necessitates the payment of
in additional dollar.
The course in American Literature
comprises nine American authors.
One book from each is selected as
being- typical of certain eras. The
following are the authors: Poe,
Tlioreau, Hawthorne, Wharton, How
ell, Emerson, Lowell, Woolman and
‘'German by mail” is the task be
ing essayed by Dr. Schmidt. By
very complete directions as to pro
nounciation, he claims that German
can be taught just as effectively as in
the class room. First year German
only is being tried out this year.
Every two weeks Professor Young
visits Ashland, Medford and Jack
sonville, where classes are being held
in Sociology. The employees of the
Harriman and Hill lines in Portland
are taking advantage of the semi
monthly classes in General Practice
English which are held by Mrs. Par
The Engineering classes there
are well attended by members of the
different engineering and1 electrical
“Maxfield Parrish” Will Be Subject
of Lecture to Art Students.
Allen H. Eaton will give a talk
on the subject of “Maxfield Parrish’’
next Tuesday at 2 o’clock, to Mrs. E.
S. Parsons’ class in the “Principles
of Appreciation.”
Mr. Eaton, who is director of the
Oregon Art Exhibit at the Panama
Pacific Exposition, is personally ac
quainted with Mr. Parrish, and is a
student and admirer of his art.
Bezdek Plans to Keep Gridiron
Athletes in Trim During Win
ter With Basket-ball and
Light Forms of Gym Work.
(By Raeman T. Fleming)
The last football game of the sea
son comes next Thursday when the
Varsity plays the Multnomah Club in
Portland. This is not a conference
game and it has been the general
thing for the men to loaf along and
half keep training after the last con
ference game, but this is not the
case this year. The men are work- ,
ing and working hard to heat Mult
nomah this year and with Cornell
back in the lineup there seems to be j
a good chance to do it.
Coach Bezdek has a plan on foot
this year whereby the men will be
kept up to the best standard of phy
sical condition all of the time. This
he proposes to do by having the men
work out in the gymnasium at least
three times a week. The work will
be so arranged that they will not get
tired) of it, but will enjoy the exer
cise. One night they will box, the
next they will wrestle, and the next
play basketball.
Then when spring comes along and
they want to be more lazy than they
have ever been before they will be
given baseball suits and will turn out
for a little signal practice and to
boot the bal labout. In this way the
coach thinks that the men will be
kept in good condition all of the time
and will be better able to go out and
get the Washington hook, the Cor
vallis cow and any other little pets
which lie in the way of a champion
ship next year.
The senior engineers accompanied
by Prof. A. W. Allison 'made a tour |
of inspection of the city sewer yes-1
der ground at Blair street, and came
terday afternoon. After first in
specting the outlet, they started un
out a: the postoffice. This is a dis
tance of about two miles. I
Second Year Girls Are Now
Contenders for the
The Freshman-Sophomore Girls’
basketball game resulted in a 14-G
victory for the Sophomores.
The Sophomore team was com
posed of the following: Jumping
center, Merle Stearns; running cen
ter, Jeanette Wheatley; forwards,
Jennie Hunter and Florence Moffat;
guards, Virgina Peterson and De Etta
The members of the Freshman
team were: lumping center, Ruth
Hoffer; running center, Ruby Stein
er; forwards, Sophia Hunter and
Ruth Pierce; guards, Vera Webber
and Lurline Brown.
Next Monday night at five o’clock
the Senior girls will play the Sopho
mores for the interclass champion
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After Convention, Oregon In
structor Will Visit Pulitzer
School at Columbia, and Lat
er at University of Missouri.
Professor Eric W. Allen, head of
the Journalism Department, left at
noon Thursday for Madison, Wiscon
sin, where he will attend the Nation
al Convention of Teachers'of Jour
nalism at the state University and
will read a paper on "Class Methods
for the Teaching of Journalism. “The
convention will be held November
27-29 and is the second one of its
kind. Each school of Journalism in
the Hinted States, of which there are
about 36, has been invited to send
representatives. Professor Allen is
the only representative to the con
vention from west of Missouri since
the other two schools located at
Washington and California will not
rMid delegates.
After the convention is over Pro
fessor Allen will go on to New York
in order to visit the Pulitzer School
of Journalism at Columbia Univer
sity. This school was established
tight years ago by Joseph Pulitzer,
who upon his death left a dona
tion of $1,000,000. It is the largest
and oldest school of its kind in the
United States and has a teaching
staff of over twenty-five members.
Here Professor Allen will study their
methods for a short time, then he
will return home, stopping at the
State University of Missouri where
the second largest school of newspa
per instruction is located. Walter
Williams, who is well known among
newspaper men and at one time was
the head of the National Editorial
Association, is the Dean. Here Pro
fessor Allen will also study the
methods used in teaching Journal
Professor Allen is a graduate of
Wisconsin University and this is his
first visit since he was graduated.
He will be away for about two and a
half weeks.
Treasurer Hard Pressed to Meet
Bills—Breeding Named to
Manage Basketball
At a meeting of the Freshman
class Thursday in Dr. Straub’s room
in Villard Hall, President Martin Nel
son gave the Frosh a sharp remin
der to pay their class dues. He told
them that if they wanted to give the
annual Freshman Glee and send the
basketball team to Portland, they
would have to at least take enough
interest in Freshman affairs to pay
their tax. Only a small amount has
been paid in so far and the treasurer
is having a hardi time trying to pay
the expenses already incurred.
Bernard Breeding was elected man
ager of the Freshman basketball team
and will look into the cost of taking
the team to Portland. Expenses may
be cut down by playing games with
high schools along the route.
Lester Murphy, a student in the
Oregon Agricultural College, is
spending the week-end at the Alpha
Tau Omega house.
This year’s registration at the
University of Pennsylvania, 6347, ex
ceeds that of last year by 1064).
Considerable Interest Is Taken
by Lower Willamette Val
ley Towns
Graduate-Manager Walker has
completed arrangements for a short
Glee Club trip next week-end.
The club leaves Wednesday and
sings in Independence that night,
Thursday night In McMinnville, Fri
day in Silverton and Saturday in
“Considerable Interest has been
shown in the club, particularly at
McMinnville,’’ said Mr. Walker.
“There they postponed a football
game in order to have an open date
for the concert.
“Big placards and several differ
ent varieties of advertising have been
received and will be scattered over
the vicinities we are going to visit.
Mr. Walker left last night for
Portland, where he will spend the
first of next week making arrange
ments for the Thanksgiving game be
tween Multnomah and Oregon.
“Our team has been working
hard,” Walker stated, “and 1 confi
dently expect a good game, although
the boys still show the effects of the
Washington game.”
Professor Requested to Appear
Both at High School and
Before Citizens
In connection with the work of
the Extension Department, Forest
Grove has asked for a series of lec
tures toibe given by University pro
fessors. Following is the schedule
as requested by Forest Grove:
November 25-2 6—Dr. George Re
bec, Education andi Life, evening;
high school, optional.
December 9-10—Dr. Joseph Scha
fer, Citizen's Attitude Toward Pub
lic Affairs, evening;* high school, not
to speak.
January 13-14—Professor A. N.
Sweetser, Some Microscopic Friends
and Foes, evening; high school, Ore
gon Trees and Shrubs.
February 3-4—Prof. A. F. Reddle,
The Blue Bird, evening; high school,
Merchant of Venice.
February 24-25—Prof. J. H. Gil
bert, Socialism, Its Nature and1 Ad
vantages, evening; high school, Eco
nomic Value of Imagination.
March 17-18—Prof. Edmondson,
Tahiti (illustrated), evening; high
school, Prehistoric Life in America
April 7-8—Dr. C. F. Hodge—Con
servation of National Health and
Vitality, evening; high school, Bac
teria and Commonsense Cleanliness.
April 2 8-29—Professor A. F. Red
die, Peer Gynt, evening; high school,
David Copperi'ield.
May 12-13—Prof. H. C. Howe—
Education of a Free People, evening;
high school, optional.
Number May Eventually Be Out
Down to Pour, Says Coach
Ten men were reserved out of the
seventeen who tried out for the de
bating team this morning. Of this
number two will be eliminated at a
second tryout December 2, and
Coach Prescott states that from
^present indications the number will
later be cut down to four.
The^uiccessful contestants of
this morning are: Dal King, Bert
Lombard, T’loyd Dawson, Fred Hard
esty, Allen O’Connell, Henry Wat
kins, Hoisington, Morris, James Don
ald and Karl Becke.
The Junior class of Stanford is to
stage an opera in the near future.
1913 “0" MEN TO SPEAK
Faculty Members and Alumni
Will Give Short Talks. Mot
schenbacher Urges Hearty
Support in Last Meeting.
The closing rally of the football
season will be held in Villard Hall,
Tuesday night at 7 p. m., as a boost
for the team In the Multnomah-Ore
gon game In Portland, Wednesday,
November 27. This announcement
was made this morning by Student
Body President Vernon Motschen
bacher, who urges that the support
at this rally equal that of the last,
which preceded! the Washiugton-Ore
gon game. “Some of the students,”
he said, seem to think we are hav
ing too many rallies. But if we are
to have the spirit we should have, It
must he steadily encouraged, and
not stirred up intermittently, or just
as we nee3 it. Such a system will
never bring the proper results."
All the football men who have
won their “O” this season will be
on the platform, and give short
speeches. Also a number of the fac
ulty members, and several alumni
will talk a few minutes each, to
cheer the team on and to stir up stu
dent body enthusiasm.
The band is on the program for
good, rousing music, and the Glee
Club is to be in the audience to lead
the singing.
This rally is aimed to bid 1913
football. farewell, and to usher the
next activities, basketball and de
bate, into the students’ attention.
“Bill” Is Optomistic Over Out
look, and Will Boost Class
as Well as Varsity Ball
Now that football season is draw
ing to a close, Bill Hayward1 Is scout
ing around for basketball material.
As a means toward' this end he would
like to meet the presidents of the
different classes In his office Mon
day afternoon at one o’clock to ar
range the interclasa schedule.
“The outlook for a winning bas
ketball team Is pretty good right
now,” said Bill this morning. “We
have a number of men out there play
ing every day. While they are not
all first team matt-rial there are a
number of them who will make a
strong bid for a berth. That Is the
sort of spirit that we want and the
kind that I like to see. This is the
purpose of the meeting to arrange
the interclass schedule. There are
a number of men in college w-ho do
not get out for the Varsity team be
cause they think that they will not
save a chance, but they will get out
and play on the class teams. This
gives us a line on them and we can
bolster up the squad with these
The funeral services of Mrs. Mary
Grafton Campbell were held at the
home of President P. L. Campbell,
at. 1170 Thirteenth avenue, east, at
3 o’clock this afternoon. Only Inti
mate friends were present at the ser