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UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 1915.
Volume XVII, No. 56
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TIE IN SOCCER GAME
► REWARD OF MORE THAN FIVE
MONTH’S PRACTICE COMES
TO HOME TEAM
RETURN GAME NEXT SATURDAY
Kincaid to be Field of Battle for Fin
By Floyd Westerfield.
The reward of more than five
months’ practice came to the Univer
sity of Oregon soccer team last Satur
day afternoon, when, on Multnomah
Field, in Portland, it tied the team
of “cracks” gathered together by the
club to represent it in the city league.
The score was 3 to 3.
Next Saturday the two teams will
meet again, on Kincaid Field, where
the Varsity eleven will have the ad
vantage of a home crowd and ground.
The game will close the soccer sea
son for the University and will be the
only outside game of the college year
to be played in Eugene.
The Multnomah team was a pretty
sight when it lined up Saturday. The
club uniform consists of red stock
ings, white pants and red jerseys, the
jerseys having broad white bands that
bear the red winged “M.” The sober
gym suits of the Oregon boys were
by no means so jaunty.
Multnomah Field was firm, fast and
big: in length 130 yards and in width
80 or 85. It contained nearly twice
as many square leet as tne soccer
pitch on Kincaid, and the Multnomah
veterans knew every inch of it.
On this field, the clubmen had won
nine straight games, and not to win
a tenth was farthest from their
thoughts. Half an hour after the last
whistle blew, two or three of them
were still sitting in their suits in their
dressing room wondering how it hap
pened. “We tried to play Oregon’s
game—that was it,” explained “Big
Jim” Mackie, the fine Multnomah left
fullback. “If we had stayed with our
own, we’d have won.”
In truth, Multnomah did outplay the
Oregon team from a spectator’s
standpoint. With years of experience
behind them, the club athletes were
able to control the ball in a way that
made Oregon look amateurish. In
passing, heading, accuracy, strength
of kick, generalship and tricks, they
But the Oregon boys had it thor
oughly pounded into them that only
goals counted. That was why Multno
mah, with most of the pretty playing
on its side, and with most of the
play in Oregon territory, had to be
helped out by luck in getting an equal
number of goals, for wherever the
Varsity forwards got within reach of
the goal, there was trouble ahead for
Tuerck scored all Oregon’s three
goals. The first he got on a pass
from rockatt, and the second on a
pass from Sheehy, but the third was
peculiarly his own. Leonard, M. A.
A. C. goal tender, fumbled a shot.
Most center forwards might not have
been on hand, but Tuerck was, just
as he was through nearly all of the
The University eleven gave a good
display of team spirit, the members
constantly encouraging one another
and never “crabbing.” Colin V. Dy
ment, who witnessed the game, speaks
highly of the defense work of full
back Frank Campbell, and in Port
land the referee and several specta
tors praised Ralston’s halfback work.
Father Moran, of Eugene, will be
asked to referee Saturday’s game. A
small admittance fee will be charged
to offset the Multnomah guarantee,
this being the understanding of the
Student Body when it authorized the
appropriation for the return Multno
VERSED IN SEVEN SCIENCES
Opal Whiteley, of Star, Oregon, Sev
enteen Years Old, is a Na
. ture Stndent
Astronomy, Geology, Entomology,
Comchology, Mineralogy, Botany and
Zoology—so runs the list of sciences
studied by seventeen-year-old Opal
Whiteley, of Star, Oregon, who en
rolled in the Correspondence Study
Department of the University this
week. Miss Whiteley has studied the
sciences by herself from nature, aid
ed by the best books she could ob
tain from the State Library at Sa
lem and the Congressional Library at
Washington, D. C.
Miss Whiteley plans to enter the
University when she has obtained
sufficient credits. She wishes to pre
pare herself more thoroughly here for
the vocation she has chosen—teacher
and writer of natural sciences.
‘LAWS’ PETITION FOR
THREE YEAR COURSE
STUDENTS GIVE REASONS WHY
THE ADDITIONAL YEAR
Action Can be Taken, As it Will Not
be Viewed as Slap to Port
A petition for a three-year law
course will be presented to the Uni
versity Board of Regents in their
meeting here Saturday. Seventy law
studlents have already signed. The
petition is being handled by C. C.
A brief summary of each of the
seven sections of the petition follows:
1. Many of us will, by the close
of the present semester, have had
approximately two years of law and
we will be compelled, unless our re
quest be granted, to go to some other
law school next year or discontinue
2. We desire the opportunity of
taking full courses here in our own
state, not only because we wish to
keep in touch with the men and af
fairs in Oregon, where we intend to
practice, but we wish to benefit from
the University’s College of Liberal
3. We wish to plat? the Oregon
Law School on an equality with the
Washington, California, Wisconsin,
and other state schools.
4. The recent ruling of the Oregon
Supreme Court requiring better prep
aration and higher qualifications foi*
lawyers is an indictment of the ex
isting facilities for the study of law
in Oregon, and is, in itself, an appeal
for a thorough law school at the State
5 We desire to follow a modern
“Case System” as it is used here.
This plan has been proved better than
the old time “lecture” and “text-book”
6. Besides the students who will
have to leave if the three year course
be not established, many prospective
law students will not come here, but
' will go where their study may be
7. We do not believe the organiza
tion of a three year law school here
can be held as an act of injury to
! the Portland school, for the institu
j tion of a standard school here does
not mean the Portland school need
or will be discontinued. The Port
land school is a night school, to a
large extent used by students en
1 gaged during the day in business pur
suits. A large number are not col
lege men. For these reasons the Uni
versity Law School will not compete
with the Portland school, though, of
necessity, the graduates of both
schools who practice in the state, will.
SHOWS UP IN PRACTICE
ONE WEEK MORE, AND DOPE
TAKES FORM; SQUAD WILL
COACH HAS CORRECTIVE PLAN
Daily Work Will Soon Result in Defi
nite Showing; Rivalry Strong
Among New Recruits
By Rex Kay.
If King Sol will play in favor of the
baseballites for just one more week,
the “dope” will evolve from sideline
speculation into real facts. Coach
Bezdek, now that basketball is his
tory, says he will be on the job ev
ery day and is now ready to put the
men through that stage of the work
which will reveal who is who and
what is what.
“Providing1 this rain lets up and
the hot days come around within the
next week, I can just about tell who
I want on my string,” says the coach.
“There are some men I’ll have to
watch and work around in various
positions for some time—that is al
ways the case with a new bunch—but
for the most part, I’ll know a lot in
side of a week.”
Hitting practice has shown the men
Weak with the stick.
“The men are weak with the bat,”
says the coach, “but I have a little
system that will be inaugurated pres
ently and some real form will begin
“Skeeter” Bigbee is the only one
of the old men not on the job. “Skeet”
is laid up with tonsilitis, and it will
be several days before he starts his
rapid fire action around short.
There is room for a few more re
cruits upon the pitching staff. Welch
is going strong; Tuerck promises
well; and Johnnie Beckett is a “find.”
There is an abundance of catching
material, and the infield is not giving
the coach much worry.
Who are the fielders? The coach
and old timers want to know. Of
course, Bigbee has one of them tied
with an option, but there are two
more still wide open.
The new field is not yet in shape
for use, but by the time of the game
with the Colored Giants it is expect
ed to be 0. K.
YOUNG SAYS SOLONS
WILL LIVE AND LEARN
PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS
HOLDS PUBLIC OPINION IS
STILL TO BE EDUCATED
3 BILLS FELL BY WAYSIBE
Commonwealth Conference’s Work
Will Yet be Appreciated by
Legislature, He Declares
“Public opinion is not educated to
the necessity of the measures,” is the
reason given by Prof. F. G. Young,
founder of the Commonwealth Confer
ence and head of the Department of
Economics, “for the failure of the
three measures, subnptted by the
Commonwealth Conference to the Or
egon Legislature, which adjourned a
Ultimately these bills will pass as
progress demands it, and we have only
to wait and do our part, until the
measures will be upon the statute
books of the state of Oregon.”
The consolidation bill, submitted by
the Commonwealth Conference, was
withdrawn because it was thought
best that the University should not
seem to take part in affairs which
would be likely to involve personal
The hydro-electric bill passed the
house by a small majority, but met
its Waterloo in the senate, when that
body defeated the measure 14-17. The
bill provided for the subdivision of
Oregon into hydro-electric districts,
in order that the utilization of hydro
electric power might be state-wide
and on a more economical basis.
The public employment bill provid
ed for state controlled employment
agencies. This bill tended to do
away with private emplryment agen
cies. Its failure to ass according to
Professor Young, i‘ chat a $20,000
appropriation accompanied it,
SUPPER WILL BE GIVEN FOR
Wednesday evening a supper will
be given at the Bungalow for the Y.
W. C. A. committees of the special
“Blanchard” meetings, to be held
here March 19 to 21. Katharine
Bridges will give an address, the
chairmen of the different committees
will speak, and general plans will be
‘Professional Advertisers Give
Trade Secrets To Students
JAMES B. FINNIGAN
W. F. THOMPSON
Next Friday, March 12, James B.
Finnigan, Secretary-Treasurer of
iarnden & Co., of Portland, will speak
on “Technical Knowledge Required.”
His talk will include what the adver
tising agent should know about pa
pers, catalogues, booklets, type, ink,
engravings, cost of composition, col
or work and inserts.
W. F. Thompson, of Foster & Klei
ser, who spoke before the class in
advertising Friday on “Outdor and
Streetcar Advertising,’’ is booked for
a return engagement in order that he
may present the most interesting
part of his lecture. The time is not
IT PAYS TO ADVERTISE .
DECIDES COLIN DYMENT
Umbrella Which Mysteriously Disap
peared from Journalism Profes
sor’s Office Returns Home
An umbrella belonging to Prof. Co
lin V. Dyment, of the Journalism De
partment, disappeared from the pro
fessor’s office in McClure Thursday
Friday afternoon the following an
nouncement appeared in the Emer
ald: “Professor Colin V. Dyment
announces that he will be absent from
his office in McClure Hall all of Sat
urday, and that opportunity will there
fore exist for the individual who on
Thursday afternoon took his umbrel
la from its accustomed corner to re
turn the same without fear of com
Monday morning the professor re
turned to his office and found the um
brella in “its accustomed corner.”
It pays to advertise.
Later developments pointed to the
theory that the umbrella was pur
loined by two faculty members on a
rainy afternoon. One, it is said, was
ill-prepared for rain, as his headgear
is obviously limited.
LYLE BIGBEE ELECTED
STAR GUARD IS NOTED FOR HIS
PARTICIPATION IN ALL
State Championship is Again a Tie
Between O. A. C. and
By Harry Kuck.
Lyle Bigbee, star guard, was unan
imously chosen basketball captain for
next year by his teammates immedi
ately following the final game of the
season with O. A. C. at Corvallis Sat
Lyle is a Junior and an all-round
athlete. He has played basketball for
Oregon during the past two seasons.
Although stationed at guard, his
dribbling has netted the Lemon and
Yellow many scores.
The state basketball title has not
been attained. As in football, Ore
gon and O. A. C. are tied for the
honors, until next yea*. ,
Oregon’s failure to cop the final
game was due to three factors:
“Skeet” Bigbee was sick and played
through the whole game on his nerve;
Sharpe received rough treatment and
emerged from it with an optical il
lusion and the score 10 to 8 in O.
A. C’s favor, which broke up what
team work there was; and lastly, the
old excuse, “no luck.” The leather
wouldn’t drop through the Oregon
hoop with noticeable perspicuity.
0. A. C. made four field baskets,
against three for Oregon. The guard
ing was close, and “safety first” was
adhered to consistently. Captain
King, of the Aggies, got two baskets,
and Sieberts and Dewey caged one
Sharpe, Morton and Ly’e Bigbee
shot one basket each, and “Skeeter”
annexed six out of ten free throw3.
Dewey converted eight out of thir
teen. 0. A. C. was awarded a point
because Morton was charged with
five personal fouls. “Skeet” en
larged the Lemon and Yellow total
one point because “Doc” Stewart per
sisted in walking onto the floor.
In the University of Colorado Law
School library there are two books
which were the property of Abraham
Lincoln while he was a practicing
lawyer in Illinois.
One department of the University
of Illinois has a clock in each room
for students to punch their time, both
when coming to and leaving class.
OREGON IS FIFTH IN
WIN CHAMPIONSHIP; LOSE
BUT ONE GAME
ALL NORTHWEST FIVE CHOSEN
Bezdek’s Crew Shows Up Well In
Spite of Inauspicious Be
W L P. C.
Washington.11 1 .916
Wash. State . 9 6 .648
Whitman ..., 6 4 .666
Idaho . 6 9 .363
Oregon.-. 4 9 .308
Oregon Aggies. 3 9 .260
Emerald’s Northwest Basketball
C. Bigbee (Oregon), Forward.
Robinson (Washington), Forward.
Savage (Washington), Center.
McFee (Washington), Guard.
Dewey (O. A. C.), Guard.
By Harry Kuck.
The University of Washington gets
the lion’s share of all conference se
lections this year, with three, and
each Oregon team deserves one. Al
though Washington State, Whitman
and Idaho all stand above Oregon
and 0. A. C., none of these teams can
boast of individual stars like “Skeet”
Bigbee and Dewey.
Player Coach Tony Savage, of
Washington, is head and shoulders
above all centers, with the possible
exception of Dement, of Whitman.
Robinson plays the floor better than
any man in the conference. He can
be seen continually getting the ball
out of the enemy’s territory and is
very clever in foxing an opponent.
He is tall, strong, possesses a good
head, and can shoot from any angle.
Our own “Skeeter” seems to be the
logical choice for the other forward
job. Although playing with a fifth
place team, he scored more points
than any other man in the conference.
He is small, but possesses unlimited
nerve, and can shoot fast and accu
rately. Working with a pair like
Savage and Robinson, "Skeet” would
burn up the circuit.
Anderson, of W. S. C., deserves
honorable mention. He was the main
stay of Coach Bohler’s team, but fell
down woefully the latter half of the
schedule. He is shifty and accurate
on long shots.
The guards present more difficulty. *
Captain McFee, of Washington, is eas
ily the peer of them all. Within tho
fifteen-yard zone he misses his shot
about as rarely as the 30th of Feb
ruary rolls around. McFee also pos
sesses the happy faculty of being able
to take his shot and be back with his
eager forward in a minus quantity of
There is a considerable range of
choice concerning the fifth member
of this mythical quintet, but Dewey
looks to be the favorite. He is the
whole O. A. C. team, and one of the
hardest men to guard when near the
basket that ever played conference
ball. He is bound to have his “little
shot;” and it drops in occasionally,
too; much to Oregon’s discomfiture
during the third game with the Ag
Keane, of Idaho, Boylen and L. Big
bee, of Oregon, and Fancher, of
Washington, are all good guards.
Keane probably leads this quintet.
His dribbling is extraordinary, but he
has little shooting ability, and leaves
his man too often.
The Oregon Post Mortem
Coach Bezdek started the season
with but one letter man, Wheeler,
(Continued on page 3.)