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EUGENE, ORE., TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 1914.
COMMONWEALTH DAY TO BE
DEVOTED TO DISCUSSION
OF STATE PROBLEMS
CONFERENCE TO BE IN NAY
Leaders of the State Will Be
Brought Into Touch With the
University. More Practical
“The Commonwealth Conference
will be given a more practical turn
this year than at any previous time
it has been held,’’ said Prof. F. G.
Young in discussing the plans for
this year’s Commonwealth Confer
ence at the University of Oregon.
He continued, “The date for the
conference has not been definitely
decided upon, but in all probability
it will be during the last week of
“These cooferences .^are held for
the purpose of getting the people of
the state into closer touch with the
University and to acquaint them with
its plans and aims.
“On the other hand, it is hoped
that the students will be enabled to
get into closer to'uch with the state
and is problems. In short, it is our
aim to get the state and the Univer
sity into a more intimate working re
“At the present time the Univer
sity is dumping its students out into
the state in an awkward condition.
It gives them a good book training
and familiarizes them with general
principles, but fails to a great ex
tent in giving its students actual con
tact with the problems which are
confronting the state. We give them
lots of book learning. We wish to
release the University from this can
ned goods pabulum and reach its ac
tivities out into the actual life of the
“Now the Commonwealth Confer
ence will aid in supplying the miss
ing link in the training of the stu
dent. Our aim is this. We will as
sign to the advanced and graduate
students each a specific problem to
work upon; for instance, Utilities of
Credit, Country Roads Program, Im
provement of the Educational sys
tem, Municipal problems, Social Re
form. The social, political and eco
nomic conditions of the different lo
calities will be studied.
Students to Discuss Problems.
“To the Commonwealth Confer
ence will be called the leaders in
each of these various lines. They
will read papers and discuss these
problems. The students will be en
abled to get into closer relationship
with the men who are handling these
problems and thus get the practical
viewpoint. These conferences are
also necessary in order to insure the
co-operation of the leaders of the
state, and in order better to equip
the student to go out to study and
handle these important sae prob
MISS WOODBURY READS
Will Render “Lion and the Mouse”
Charles Klein’s “Lion and the
Mouse” will be the subject of a
reading by Miss Elizabeth E. Wood
bury, of Portland, at the assembly
program Wednesday morning.
Miss Woodbury acquired consid
erable reputation as a reader through
a series of readings given during the
past winter at the Portland Y. M.
“The Lion and the Mouse” is one
of the best known of American
plays, dealing with some of the great
est political problems of the United
WASHINGTON IS VICTOR
IN WRESTLING MEET
Oregon Men Lost Because ol
“Inexperience is exactly why we
were unable to place any men in the
finals at the Northwest Conference
wrestling meet,’' declared Coach Ed
ward Shockley, after his return from
Portland. “Our men did all that
could be expected of green men;
there was not one first year man
that wTas able'to enter in the finals,’’
“Our outlook for another year
should be good; all of this year’s
squad are expected back, and with
the new students of another year the
present vacancies will be filled,” said
Shockley. $ g
Three of the men that Oregon drew
to be matched against in the prelim
inaries won in the finals.
The finals were as follows:
108, King, O. A. C.; decision over
Blomberg, W. S. C.
115, Dixon, U. of W.; fall over
Pearey, O. A. C.
125, Bolin, 0. A. C.; decision over
Gridley, W. S. C.
135, King, W. S. C.; fall over Hobi,
U. of W.
145, Hancock, U. of W.; decision
over Mosby, O. A. C.
158, Cornwall, W» S. C.; decision
over Alworth, O. A. C.
175, Pearson, W. S. C.; fall over
Vanbogard, U. of W.
Heavy Hardy, U. of W.; decision
over Albert, 0. A. C.
WILL BE KEPI SECRET
Sixteen Dances to Be on Pro
gram—250 Couples Are
“Plans for the Pan-Hellenin dance
to be given Saturday night in the
Men’s gymnasium are practically
completed,” said Ruth Beach, Pan
Hellenic president, today. “Most of
them we are keeping for a surprise,
however. The color scheme is to be
lavender and white Music for the
sixteen dances will be furnished by
Hendershott’s orchestra of eight
“We are counting on 250 couples
for the Pan-Hellenic dance, including
the 155 sorority women and their
guests. As far as we can tell, most
of the women not in sororities are
going and we certainly hope they
will. The dance promises to be a
great success and we want every wo
man in the University to be present.
The grand march will begin prompt
ly at 8:30 p. m.”
The committees for the Pan-Hel
lenic dance are:
Ruth Beach, general chairman;
Xorma Graves, programs; Maude
Mastic, patronesses; Rita Fraley,
decorations; Wilma Young, floor;
Agnes Elliott, punch; Meta Gold
DEBATE DATE WITH U.
OF W. STILL UNDECIDED
Women Will Be Chosen to Com
pose Teams, Sometime
“The women’s debating team will
probably be chosen this week,” said
Coach R. W. Prescott. “We have not
yet completed all arrangements with
the University of Washington, but
we will have our team chosen soon.”
The University of Washington has
suggested the date of May 8 at Seat
tle for the debate, but as this will be
during Oregon’s Junior Week-end,
I Mr. Prescott thinks that the date of
! May 1 is the most desirable.
Whether the University of Oregon
will have two teams of women de
baters or just one has not yet been
Those from whom the women de
baters will be chosen are: Aldous
Oberholtzer, Selma Baumann, Mrs.
Stetson, Cecile Sawyer, Amy Carson
j and Beatrice Littlefield.
GLEE CLUB SHOW SATUR
DAY EVENING WELL
PROGRAM WELL BALANCED
Solo Work Unusually Good Ac
cording to Critics, and Stunts
and Numbers Given by the
Whole Club Won Praise.
(By Mandell Weiss)
The Women’s Glee Club under the
direction of Professor Ralph W. Ly
man, appeared In their second an
nual concert in Eugene on Saturday
night at the Eugene theatre. A large
and enthusiastic audience greeted
The performance was spirited and
finished throughout and showed to
advantage the capable direction of
Prof. Lyman, who has had charge of
the Club, also the ability to select
for the club the voices necessary to
make a balanced ensemble. The
program showed good taste and was
satisfactory in every manner.
Special Numbers Please.
A feature of the program was the
rendition of the new Alma Mater
song. Dressed in senior caps and
gowns ‘the girls were roundly en
cored in this number. Tne perform
ances-of the individual members in
solos was very creditable, probably
the best received of these being the
numbers by Prof. Lyman and Miss
Virginia Peterson. Other vocal solos
by Eva BroCk, Rozella Knox, Marie
Churchill, Buree McConahy and
Leah Perkins were applauslvely re
ceived. A reading by Janet Young
was also a hit of the evening’s enter
“Indian Lodge” Is Feature.
An innovation was Introduced in
the snape of “An Indian Lodge,”
which featured special Indian songs
The program was as follows:
Alma Mater Song. .Hendricks-Forbes
“Carmena” (vocal waltz.
.H. Lane Wilson
“I Hid My Love”.D’Hardelot
Miss Virginia Petersen
“Will o’ the Wisp”.Spross
“The Dusk Witch”.Ambrose
“My Homeland” .Hildach
“The Spring” .Hildach
“Annie Laurie” .
.Arranged by Dudley Buck
Quartette—“Last Night”. . . .Kjerulf
Misses Eva Brock, Marie
Churchill, Buree McConahy,
"Bill Smitn” .Max Alder
Miss Janet Young
“The Sunrise Call”.. Charles Troyer
Sung by Miss Eva Brock.
“The Coming of Montezuma”..Troyer
“The White Dawn Is Stealing”. ..
.Charles Wakefield Cadman
Solo by Miss Leah Perkins
“An Indian Lover’s Song”..Beresford
Sung by Miss Rosella Knox
“From the Land of the Sky Blue
.Charles Wakefield Cadman
“The Old Man’s Love Song”....
Sung by Miss Marie Churchill
“Far Off I Hear a Lover’s Flute”
..Charles Wakefield Cadman
“The Moon Drops Low”.
.Charles Wakefield Cadman
The next meeting of the Athletic
council will probably be held some
time the latter part of the week
when President P. L. Campbell has
returned from a business trip to Call-,
PLAY MT. ANGEL
SERIES OF TWO GAMES IS
SCHEDULED FOR THE
MANY PITCHERS AVAILABLE
Coach Bezdek to Enforce Strict
Training Rules for Squad.
First Conference Game at
Seattle, April 17.
(By Willard Shaver)
As a policy outlined toy Coach Bez
dek to get all the practice games pos
sible, the Mt. Angel College ball toss
ers will arrive in Eugene next Fri
day morning to play a two game se
ries with the varsity nine. Mt. Angel
has always had a strong team and
Bezdek’s hopefuls may expect some
real practice in the coming games!
The Chemawa games gave Coach
Bezdek an opportunity to judge his
men under fire and although flashes
of real baseball were exhibited the
rough spots were also evident The
pitchers that worked during the fif
teen innings showed to advantage
for such early season work. With
three right-handers and two south
paws this year’s team will not have
the difficulty to face that teams of
previous seasons have had
The box scores in last week’s
games revealed no sensational hit
ters. Out of the T9 hits garnered in
the fifteen innings every man but one
got two. “Motsie” worked better
than ever behind the bat and In the
infield Carson Bigbee and “Dutch”
Annunsen handled all their chances
without an error. In the outfield
Captain Fenton played a rattling
good game and his heavy stick work
was evident In the four ply swat he
registered in the last game.
Strict training rules have been ini
tiated and conditioning of men is to
receive especial emphasis. Public
denouncement will be the penalty for
those who disobey the rules set down
It is the hope of Graduate Man
ager Walker to fill all available
dates with outside teams so that the
varsity nine will be well seasoned
before its first game with Washing
ton at Seattle, April 17.
“EARLY TO BED” ORDERS
FOR BEZDEK’S DRY SQUAD
No Smoking, Little Dancing and
No Nonsense Commands
After the second game with the
Chemawa Indians Coach Bezdek
called his baseball squad on to the
field and laid down his training rules,
which will hold for the balance of
The principal rules are: That
there shall be no smoking and no
drinking, and that every man shall
be in bed by 10:30 every night. This
will mean that members of the base
ball squad will not be allowed to at
tend any dances with the exception
of the Pan-Hellenic and the Junior
“These are rules which I think are
necessary to gain the best results,”
said Coach Bezdek. “A man must
be in the best of physical condition
to give the best that is in him. It
makes no difference who he is, if
any member of the squad is caught
breaking these rules he will be in
stantly turned loose. I have given
the men fair warning that thiB has
No meeting having in view the dis
cussion of state politics will be al
lowed at the University of Texas.
In accordance with the long estab
lished custom, Illinois Seniors will
wear mustaches, sideburns, goatees
or just plain whiskers until after the
INSIDE DOPE GIVEN
° REGARD1NG bigbees
Three Brothers Are Only Fol
lowing Precedents Set by
Two generations of Bigbee broth
ers have made up 33 1-3 per cent of
their respective baseball teams. The
second of these two generations,
Morris, Lyle and Carson Bigbee, are
at present members of the University
of Oregon nine. Carson holds the
job of short stop and Morris and
Lyle are outfielders.
Back in the middle west some
where, the father of the Oregon Big
bees, C. P. Bigbee, played baseball,
and two of their uncles, also Big
bees, played on the same team. All
the little knacks of the game C. F.
Bigbee brought out to Oregon and he
Is said to have been the first man to
throw a curved ball in this state.
Carson says he Isn’t sure whether
his uncles each have at least three
Bigbees to play on the same team or
not, but they wern’t doing their duty
to their Bigbee ancestry If they
haven’t. However, if the Oregon
Bigbees do as well as their father,
Oregon will have a whole baseball
nine of Bigbees in the next genera
Not only in baseball does a family
on the team have its advantages. In
Albany High School all three Big
bees played on the same basketball
If every Bigbee in the future were
to have three sons, and so on ad in
finitum, the number of Bigbees in
American athletics would be stupend
Y. N. C. A. ANNUAL FEED
TO BE HELD FRIDAY NIGHT
Koyl Promises Snappy Speech
es; Dormitory Orchestra
Final preparations are being made
for the annual Y. M. C. A. banquet
to be held Friday evening from 6:30
to 8:16 o’clock In the banquet hall
of the city Y. M. Music, talks, In
stallation and refreshments ■will en
liven the occasion.
The Dormitory orchestra has been
obtained for the evening and will
furnish part of the musical program.
Responses to Invitations are be
ginning to come in. Charles Koyl
says, “The prospects are for the best
and biggest meeting we have ever
held. The speeches will be short and
snappy, as only five minutes Is al
lowed to a speaker.”
Public men and students promi
nent In campus activities will speak.
V. T. Motschenbacher, vice-president
of the association and president of
the student body, will talk on the
subject of "Retrospect," after which
he will call In the officers to he In
stalled and swear them In. Presi
dent-elect Bert Lombard will make
his Inaugural address to be followed
by Vice-President-elect Walter Diram.
Dr. E. S. Conklin will take charge as
toastmaster and short speeches will
follow by President P. L. Campbell
on “Influence of the Association on
the Campus;” Dean Straub on “First
Days of the Association,” recollec
tions of the time when it was first
organized 22 years ago; Prof. E. E.
DeCou, retiring president of the ad
visory board, on “Relation of the
Faculty to the Association,” and R.
A. Booth, a member of the advisory
The ladles of the Methodist church
will serve at the banquet. Plates
are 35c and there will be accommo
dations for 200.
W. C. Knighton, of Portland, who
is figuring on the improvements to
be made on the University buildings,
is In Eugene gathering data.
The Improvements are to be made
on Deady Hall, the Engineering
building, Dormitory and the Library.
I Mr. Knighton Is inspecting the build
| lngs with the Ideas for improvement.
-O- , .
5000 REQUESTS FOR SUM
MER SCHOOL LITERA
TRAIL PARIS ARE PUNNED
New Features to Enliven Ses
sion. Berle, Axson, Sheldon,
Turner, Alderman, Churchill,
Hodge and Weir on Faculty.
Over 6,000 requests for summer
school 'bulletins have been received
at the Registrar's office since they
were published three weeks ago. The
requests come from almost every
town In the state, while not a few
are from residents of other states.
The queries In most cases are from
school teachers who form the ma
jority of the summer school students.
The bulletin i3sued this year con
tains 31 pages, and Is liberally inter
spersed with University scenes and
pictures of members of the Summer
The bulletin lays special emphasis
on the advantage of the Summer
School as a place for profitable rec
reation. One of the attractive fea
tures of this year’s session will be
trail parties which will be organized
to visit various scenic places acces
sible by trail from Eugene. The
University will aid these parties by
giving lectures on camp life, ground
beds, campfires, first aid and the
packing of supplies. If desired,
guides, cooks and pack-horses will be
secured by the University.
Trail Parties a Feature
The trail parties will be organ*
Ized at the close of the Summer
School, and will consist of from 10
to 15 people. An effort will be
made to secure a naturalist for each
group to enhance the enjoyment and
educational value of the trip. The
trips will last from 10 days to four
or five weeks, and will cost each
member of the party from $10 to
$50, acordlng to the destination
chosen. Dr. Bertha Sturat, Instruc
tor in physical training, will be In
j charge of this feature of the summer
From 11 a. m. to 12 m. of each
day of the Summer School session
will be set aside as the general lec
ture hour. Among the lecturers who
will lecture at that period will be
Dr. A. A. Berle, Prof. Stockton Ax
son, Prof. Henry D. Sheldon, Dr.
Clifton F. Hodge, Prof. Frederick J.
Turner, Supt. L. R. Alderman, Supt.
J. A. Churchill and L. H. Weir
Instructors from Many Schools.
Dr. Berle is professor of applied
chemistry In Tufts College, Cam
bridge, MasB., and was a member of
the Summer School faculty two years
ago. He will lecture on June 29 and
30 and July 1, 2 and 8, on the
theme, "Ethical Aspects of Modern
Prof. Axson of Princeton Univer
sity and Rice Institute, who lectured
at last year’s session on English
writers of the nineteenth century,
will deliver four lectures during the
second week of Summer School. The
subjects of his lectures are not
known as yet. Prof. Axson enjoys
the distinction of being a brother-in
law of President Wilson.
Dr. Sheldon, who for 10 years was
Dean of the University School of
Education, but at present Dean of
Education at Pittsburg University,
is scheduled for four lectures, from
July 13 to 17. The subject of his
lectures will be “Childhood and Edu
cation In Modern English Fiction."
Dr. Hodge Will Lecture.
I Dr. Hodge, who Is now connected
i with the Extension Department No.
1 3 of the University, will lecture dur
I lng the fourth week of the session.
His theme will be “Civic and Social
1 Biology, Including Social and Sex