OREGON VOL. XV. EUGENE, OREGON, SATURDAY NOV. 22, 1913. No. XXVI. MARRIAGE IS PLAY TOPIC DRAMATIC INTERPRETATION CLASS SHOWS TWO EVENINGS STUDENT ACTORS U WELL 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 conditions. 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 able. 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 terest. 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 resentation. HAYWARD PLANS FOR A NINE HOLE COURSE 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 gymnasium. 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 pensive. CORRESPONDENCE DEPT. ADDS 11 NEW COURSES Professors Hold Semi-Monthly Classes in Outside Towns 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 Eranklin. ‘'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 sons. The Engineering classes there are well attended by members of the different engineering and1 electrical corporations. ALLEN EATON WILL SPEAK “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. LAST GAME IS' withm.a'a.c. NOT A CONFERENCE CON | .TEST BUT PLAYERS ARE IN GOOD SHAPE WILL NOT QUiT TRAINING 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 j 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 INTER-CLASS GAME WON BY SOPHOMORES Second Year Girls Are Now Contenders for the Championship 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 Ingham. 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 ship. oooooooooooooooooo o o o Scroll and Script elects o o Edith Clements o o Catharine Carson. o o o oooooooooooooooooo INVESTIGATES NEWS SCHOOLS PROFESSOR ALLEN WILL AT TEND CONFERENCE AT MADISON IS ONLY COAST DELEGATE 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 ism. 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. FROSH NEGLIGENT IN FINANCIAL MATTERS 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). GLEE CLUB WILL MAKE TOUR NEXT WEEK-END 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 Woodburn. “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.” FOREST GROVE ASKS FOR T SERIES OF LECTURES 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 (illustrated). 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. TEN OUT OF SEVETEEN RETAINED FOR DEBATING Number May Eventually Be Out Down to Pour, Says Coach Prescott . 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. FINAL RALLY TUESDAY EVE. TO ENCOURAGE FOOTBALL TEAM FOR COMING GAME 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. COACH ON LOOKOUT FOR BASKET SHOOTERS “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 iren.” 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 vices.