Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920, September 19, 1914, Image 1

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Volume XVI, No. 1
Work on Administration Structure De
layed, but Will Begin One
Week from Monday
Announcement was made today by
Dr. W. M. Smith, secretary to the
president, that actual construction of
the new Administration Building, for
which -100,000 was appropriated
by the 1913 legislature, will begin
Monday, September 28.
It was originally planned to start
work on the building shortly after col
lege closed last June, but delays were
encountered, so that the contract was
not let until September 11.
Dr. Smith says that the building
will probably be ready for occupan
cy at the end of the present college
When completed, the new structure
will be the finest of the University
buildings and will compare very fa
vorably with the Administration
buildings of all Western colleges.
The Bayajohn-Arnold Co., of Port
land, have the contract for the con
struction of the building. The con
tract price is $89,750.00. This price
does not include plumbing, heating or
architect fees.
With $75,000.00 being expended in
repairing and remodeling various Uni
versity buildings, the campus bears
a greatly changed aspect. The work
is not yet completed, but will be fin
ished within the next few weeks.
An east wing has ben added to the
Men’s Dormitory, giving increased
dining room facilities and furishing
quarters for the matron and employ
ees. Many repairs have also been
made to the kitchen. Hot and cold
water have been installed in all of
the rooms, new decorations have ben
hung, the interior has been repaint
ed and repapered and linoleum laid
on the floors. These improvements
have added greatly to the conveni
ence and comfort of the Dormitory.
The principal feature of the work
on the Library building is the new
five-story stack room which has been
built on the east side of the struc
ture. The stack room is equipped
with steel stacks which are absolutely
fireproof. They will accommodate
125*000 volumes. As the library now
contains 50,000 volumes, these stacks
will be sufficient to accommodate all
additions to the library for several
years to come.
When the wing is completed, all of
the books now being kept in the main
library room will be moved into the
new part and the entire main room
used as a study room. New tables
will be purchased, so that all may
find a place to study. At the present
time much difficulty is experienced at
times in finding a place to study in
the library. Besides the new wing*
a new front is being built at the main
The new Architectural building,
east, is a duplicate of the old Elec
trical Engineering building, which is
now called Architectural building,
(Continued on page 5.)
Michael, Whitman and Jaureguy Wax
Fat in 29* Day Battle
With Grocer
Three “stay-overs” at the Summer
School have a solution for the muchly
lamented high cost of eating. Either
this or they have been trying out one
of Dr. Walker’s “starvation cures.”
At any rate, these three fellows kept
their dietary activities down to about
what the French would have guzzled
had the Germans stuck on their job.
But of course this is all speculation.
The three faithfuls are Sam Michael,
Laurence Whitman, and Anthony
These men began their fast on Au
gust 8, and came out of their trance
on September 15. During these 29
days they had expended $12.75. Per
day for each member of these “gro
cery store scabbers,” the cost of liv
ing came to a little over 14 cents, or
nearly five cents a meal. Sam Michael
maintains that the cost per meal for
each would have hardly exceeded the
cost of a red postage stamp had they
not been so prolific in their dinner
The menu and expenditures for the
29-day period were:
Milk .
Corn Flakes ..
Salmon .
Bread ...
Beans .
Butter ....
Pie .
Cocoa .
Potatoes .
Meat .
Tomatoes ...
Cabbage .........
Pancake Flour .
Cookies .
Rice .....
Raisins ..
Soup ..j..
Syrup .
Mush .
Pineapple ..
Pickles ..
Cake .....
Lard .
Sugar .
* Useless expenditure.
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. .75
. 1.60
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. .25
. .10
. 1.95
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First Class Meeting Held in Villard
Hall Friday—Candidates
Are Plentiful
Nominations for officers to serve
during the coming year were made
by the class of 1917 at a class meet
ing in Villard Hall Friday afternoon.
For President, Joseph Sheahan,
Frank Beach and Ernest Watkins
were nominated. Sheahan is a track
man, while Beach and Watkins were
members of the Freshman debating
team last year.
The nominees for Vice President
were Helen Wiegand and Frances
Merna Brown was nominated for
Secretary, and Frank Scaiefe for
Election of officers will be held
Tuesday afternoon between the hours
of one and five. The election will be
by ballot. An election committee will
be appointed by President Nelson.
This committee will take charge of
the polls, which will be located in Vil
lard Hall.
An address was made at Friday’s
meeting by President Campbell.
Scrimmages Begin Earlier than Usual
Because of Better Sum
mer Season
With 40 huskies on his staff and
several stars still “coming up,” Coach
Hugo Bezdek is as talkative as a clam
atid as optimistic as an Austrian gen
eral concerning Oregon’s chances in
the coming conference football cam
The Oregon forces were mobilized
two weeks ago, when 19 candidates
for first team honors were chape
roned by Trainer “Bill” Hayward on
a hunting, fishing and footballing trip
up the McKenzie river. Coach Bez
dek arrived late, but he put the squad
through the preliminary “stunts”
which usually occupy the first few
days of football practice.
As a result, the excursionists re
turned from Nimrod on the McKenzie
last Saturday ready for hard work,
and Bezdek’s oft-repeated lament of
last year, “we’re a week behind,” has
not been heard so far this season.
Bez, however, is far from delighted
with the prospects. In no practice
night has the squad numbered more
than 35 men, and double that number
are needed to give the Chicago stoic
ample raw material from which to
mould his Dobie-defying machine.
The loss of such veterans as Hall,
Caufield, Holden, Grout, Jones, Anun
sen, Bradshaw and Fenton, is felt ma
terially; especially Fenton’s punting.
There are but three old men out for
scrimmage this week, Cornell, Malar
key and Weist. Beckett may be able
to report today, and Parsons will be
out by the first of the week. Up to
date it is uncertain when Cook will
As regards the material, Coach Bez
dek says: “We have material when
reckoned by numbers, but so far as
the men go I have seen nothing to
brag about beyond the work of the old
men. The material is green. Only
a few of the men have even a direct
prep school reputation, and that does
not amount to a thing. As a whole
they haven’t so much as a fair prep
school knowledge of the game. Worse
yet, I don’t see anything just now to
develop. My line will be new; the
whole, line must be developed out of
this green material, and that alone is
discouraging; and see how light it will
be. I simply Can’t see where I am
going to get any weight on the line.
Our back field is all we have left. We
had only twelve letter men last year,
whereas it is not an uncommon thing
to have fifteen or sixteen, often leav
ing an entire eleven of trained men to
start out with. If Cook does not re
port within a week I shall have to de
velop a new man in his place—and
there you are. Who can I develop?”
There is more cause for alarm when
the strength of the other colleges is
considered. Washington lost but one
strong man on the line. Their pros
pects for a back field are good enough
to warrant the shifting of Captain
Shiel to the line. ^). A. C. has the
Continued on page five.
Dan Cupid Downs
Assistant Coach
Among the surprises of the sum
mer was the marriage of Assistant
Coach Dallenbach to Miss Ethel Doug
las, of Chicago, August 22. Dr. Dal
lenbach met Miss Douglas at the Uni
versity of Illinois.
Sophomore Slave Drivers Escort First
Year Men in Excursion
Through Streets
The largest and by all odds the
most motley crew of Frosh ever herd
ed together on the historic “cap
march” paraded the streets of Eugene
Wednesday morning. The movement,
as is customary, originated in the fra
ternities near the campus.
Escorted by a deputation of Soph
omore “gun men,” the file of Frosh
serpentined down 11th street, each
Marathoner having his head gear re
moved, his coat turned inside out, his
his left trousers leg rolled up to his
knee, and his raiment otherwise al
tered in an appropriate manner. There
was noticeable, however, an absence
of the soldierly finish and orderliness
which characterized last year’s drlil,
under the leadership of the renowned
“Cap” Clark.
When the Frosh brigade arrived at
11th and Pearl streets it numbered
35 souls, but by the time Sam Friend
ly’s green cap dispensary was reached
the force had been more than doubled,
due to the quick work of the Sopho
more guards in apprehending fugitive
Frosh along the line of march.
The prime object of the foray, the
purchase of the Irish bonnets, having
been consummated, the pilgrims were
halted in front of Jay McCormick’s
and Obak Wallace’s places of §helter
for college men, where the usual
speeches, songs and prep school yells
were giveh.
Not the least prominent, if not im
posing, feature of the procession, was
“Ishi,” the missing link lately dis
covered in the Frosh ranks, whose an
tics at the end of a chain in the hands
of a Sophomore captor, including the
devouring of raw meat, attracted
much attention.
Rehearsals of the University Or
chestra will be held in Villard Hall
on every Tuesday and Thursday at
7:00 P. M.
Team from Same Town, Bearing Pe
culiar Names, Enters'
Ranks of 1918
Wit and wisdom, two virtues rare
ly seen roaming about the campus out
side the sanctity of. professordom,
seem to be well represented n the in
coming Freshman class in the persons
of Jess Witty and Zeno Wise. Both
members of the team hail from Elgin,
Oregon. Both had previously decided
that another school within the state
would satisfy • their insatiable desire
for wisdom and wit, but both showed
their superior judgment when they
chose Oregon instead. Both “bunk”
together at the same “life station.”
All of which, of course, goes to
show that wit and wisdom go well
together. And still more, they are
cousins, which further proves that it
runs in the family.
Everett Stuller is in Baker this fall.
He expects to enter the University in
the spring of next year.
Fratern/ty Houses Full; Women Soci
eties Report Dearth of
Business has been truly “rushing”
for the fraternities and sororities on
the campus during the past week. As
usual, interest centered in the tug-of
war between the various women’s or
ganizations, on account of the Pan
Hellenic agreement that no co-ed shall
be bid before Saturday of the first
week of college.
Dinners, theatre parties, ‘pink teas,”
and other forms of allurement prac
ticed upon the feminine contingent
have been the order of the week
among the sororities^ and mere man
has ben strictly taboo.
Due to the agreement entered into
by the Interfraternity Council la3t
spring, that only men eligible for en
trance in the University could be
pledged, the contest among the fra
ternities has been more lively than for
merly. Next year, when all pledg
ing of men will be confined exclusive
ly to those having college standing, |
the fraternities will be placed on the
same footing as the sororities, and
much the same tactics will no doubt
be pursued by both.
Most of the fraternities have a
large list of pledges, and no dearth of
material among the Freshman men is
reported. However, the sororities
have found more difficulty, due to the
preponderance of masculinity in the
1918 ranks.
Men’s Fraternities
Sigma Nu—Don Newberry, Medford;
William Vawter, Medford; John Eb
inger, Tillamook; George Winship,
Athena; Clifford Mitchell, San Fran
cisco; Russell Collins, Portland; Lloyd
Teggart, Portland; Dave Philbin,
Kappa Sigma—Alex Bowen, Port
land; Charles Dundore, Portland; Bert
(Continued on page 6)
“800 Expected,” Says Tiffany—Nine
New Faculty Members Engaged
to Relieve Absentees
To date the total registration of stu
dents in the University is 637. The
registration doors of the University
were opened to students Tuesday, 310
signing up on this day. This was the
largest enrollment for any day this
week. A year ago today 552 had reg
istered, showing a gain for this year
of 15 per cent. That the enrollment
may reach the 800 mark seems prob
able, according to statements made by
Registrar Tiffany.
“There will be another good regis
tration next Monday and a week from
Monday,” said Mr. Tiffany yesterday.
“I was surprised at the large delega
tion that is enrolled this year from
Idaho, and also at the small number
of students entering with conditions
this year. Portland, as usual, contrib
uted the largest number of entrants,
but of the smaller places Klamath
Falls, Astoria and McMinnville are
well represented.”
That the fame of Oregon is a sub
stantial fact may be surmised when
it is known that there are represen
tations from Washington, Idaho, Ne
vada, California, Iowa and New Jer
sey entered at the University for this
year. The student having the rec
ord this year for coming the longest
distnce is Allen, a Freshman from
New Jersey. The number of students
going to other schools from the state
is much smaller this year than usual.
Of those going away, a large number
are post-graduate students taking
work that they cannot get in schools
in Oregon. Registrar Tiffany thinks
this means that the tide has at last
turned in gavor of Oregon, and is a
direct result of the influence exerted
in Oregon by the University.
This year’s substantial increase
brings a happy smile to the face of
Dean Straub, who has weathered the
vicissitudes of the University for
thirty-seven years. “This year has
the most hopeful and inspiring out
look,” he says,-“of all the thirty
seven years of ipy experience with the
University. And not only that, but
the outlook is sure. Instead of so
schools and students from many other
state, more are coming to rOegon
schols, and students from many other
states are coming here. These stu
dents from other states tell of the
reputation the University has else
where, and it is indeed gratifying.”
The registration by classes has not
yet been compiled, but wil be ready
in a few days. It had been thought
that the taking away of the engineer
ing courses would cause a decrease in
the enrollment of this year, and only
the most optimistic expected the Uni
versity would hold its own. But it
has done more. It has made an inr
Nine new faculty members were
employed during the summer. Some
(Continued on page 6)