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About Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 26, 1915)
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'76 ARE RECOUNTED
BT REV. C. M. HILL
Board Walk Skirmish Between
Classes Was Then Only Ath
letic Contest at Oregon.
Annual “Pledge Day” Occasions
Return of Drs. Hill and
Woody to Campus.
Rev. C. M. Hill and Rev. C. A.
Wooddy were present at the pledge
Both of these men Delong to the
graduating class of 1881. At that
time the student body numbered 125
and there was but one building on
Dr. Wooddy and I entered the Uni
versity in 1876. The reason that
we were so long getting through was
■due to the fact that both of us work
ed our way,” said Mr. Hill. “Our
class was the fourth to be graduated
from the state institution.
“There were no athletics in our
day. The only contest that I re
member was when one class would
meet another coming in opposite di
rections on the old board walk, and
there would result a skirmish to see
which class would stay on.
“I helped to break in Dean Strauib,
when lie came from Pennsylvania to
teach Latin and Greek.
“Some of the teachers at that time
were Professor Mark Bailey, who
taught mathematics; Professor Con
don, geology and history, and John
W. Johnson, the first president of
the University, who taught Latin and
Greek. Dr. Johnson was very strict^
C/ne had to have a perfect lesson to
get a passing grade from him.
“At that time there was a prepara
tory department, under the direction
of Miss Mary Spiller, after whom your
fine girls’ dormitory is named.
“The Laurean society was founded
in my class days, in the old school
house. Dr. Wooddy and I are both
charter members of this society. It
met once a week and settled every
question of any importance. Religion
was a great topic at that time, and I
well remember the debates that we
had on many phases of religion. Mr.
Wooddy and I express regret at find
ing the Laurean debating society is
not so active as previously. It held
a big place in the hearts of the
students in thoe days and we would
like to see the old feeling revived.
“Emery Burke and I pioneered the
practice of trips to the top of Spen
cer’s butte. It all started with a bet
among the fellows that no one would
have the nerve to go up on the very
top of the butte and stay all night.
Well, one night in the late fall, Emery
Burke and I went up and we won the
challenge. We slept on the top of the
big peak. In the morning when we
woke up there was blanket of fog all
around us, so that we couldn’t see the
surrounding country. We burned
some brush and cooked our breakfast.
We didn’t meet any cougars, as we
have heard other University students
have in recent years but as we came
down the hill that morning we met a
flock of wild goats, on their way to
the top points of the butte, for the
young grass and herbs for their
Mr. Wooddy is at present superin
tendent of the Baptist home missions
on the Pacific coast. Mr. Hill was
pastor of the Eugene Baptist church
for six years and also held a charge in
the Tenth Avenue Baptist church at
The appointment bureau an
nounces the following recent election
of University of Oregon graduates to
teaching positions: Hazel Ralston,
*15, English, Sweet Home. Wash.;
Edna McKnight, ’12, English, Wood
iburn, Ore.; Pearl Stevens, principal
high school, Peel, Ore.; E. Furuset,
commercial, Vancouver, Wash. A
number of calls have been received
for which there have been no avail
tDr. B. W, DeBush. while in As
toria, attending the Clatsop count}
teacher’s institute, was the luncheon
guest at the Hotel Weinhard, October
! 14, of eight Oregon people, including
: Jesse Crenshaw, ’14, Roy Andrews.
; 13, Walter McClure, ’13. Bill Painter,
j’13. Anne Rergman, '10, Faye Ball,
’13, Helen Downing, ex-'IS. and
Lucia Campbell, ’12.
Miss Flora Dunham, '14, spent the
week-end at the Gamma Phi Beta
"I certainly appreciate the alumni
Emerald section. It seems mighty
good to see the old familiar names
and to hear what my old classmates
are doing.”—Melvin Ogdon, ’ll.
J. B. Winstanley, who was en
rolled in the geology department, is
now In the structural materials busi
ness in Portland.
Norton Cowden, ’14, of Silverton,
is working for the Pacific Mill and
Timber company of San Francisco.
Arle Hampton, ex-’09, is superin
tendent of schools at Pendleton.
Felix Moore, ’07, principal of the
Ashland high school, is president of
the High School Teachers’ associa
tion for western Oregon.
Ruth Merrick, ’12, of Medford,
was married last week to Raymond
Phillips Caufield, ’12, of Oregon
City. The wedding, a family affair,
was solemnized at the home of the
pride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. E.
Merrick, in Medford. Mr. and Mrs.
Caufield will make their home in
Oregon City, at 103 Center street.
Wildred C. Wattenburg, ’10, was
married June 18, to Vera X. Leffle,
of the class of 1912, La Grande high
school. Mr. and Mrs. Wattenburg
are now living at 703 O street, La
Charles Olaf Groupe, ex-’18, was
married in August to Wilma Lewis.
Mr. and Mrs. Groupe are at the Dar
land apartments, La Grande.
Howard Zimmerman, ’13, senior
law at Stanford, is student secretary
of the Y. M. C. A.
Chester Kronenberg is serving his
third year as principal at the Elgin
Anthony Jaugrey, ’15, last year’s
Emerald manager, is principal of the
high school at Oakland, Oregon.
Henry Fowler, ’14, is on the staff
of the Baker Herald, Baker, Oregon.
Frank Beach, ex-’17, is working
for Bradstreet’s, in Albany, Oregon.
Harold Dabney, ex-’14, was grad
uate from West Point last June. Mr.
Dabney, who says that the members
of his class are keen to see service in
case the United States intervenes in
the Mexican trouble, is expecting to
be stationed in either the cavalry or
infantry service of the army.
Maurice E. Terpening, ’14, is a
traveling salesman in Washington.
Ernest E. Vosper is attending the
University of California.
Lewis McCoy, ’ll, superintendent
of the Treadwell Gold Mining and
Electric company in Alaska, spent a
few days last week with friends on
the campus. McCoy was a guest at
the men’s dormitory.
William T. Neill is an electrical
inspector for the state railroad com
mission. Oregon students will re
member “Bill” Neill as the one time
holder of the conference record for
the javelin throw.
Burns Powell, ’12 is practicing law
Fred Hardesty, ’15, has taken up
his duties as principal of the high
school at Shedd, Oregon. Mr. Hard
esty spent the latter part of August
and part of September as a guide at
Russel Collins, ex-’16, is work
ing in an architect’s office in Port
! William Vawter, ex-’19, is study
ing music in San Francisco.
Carl Berry, ex-’16, is working in
the office of the Hood River Apple
Wallace Benson, ’13, is in the
legal department of the O. W. R. and
Everett Stuller, ’13 is working in
a creamery at Baker, Oregon.
William Schwan, ex-’16, is travel
ing salesman for a candy house in
Victor C. Sieler, ex-’16, was mar
ried to Miss Alice Maude Schelling.
on September 26, at Spokane, Wash
Officers of Aliunni Association
Walter C. \tduslow, 'OG, Salem,
Mrs. L. T. Harris, 'i)G, Salem, first
Josephine Moorhead, 15, Eugene,
Earl Kilpatrick, '09, Eugene, secre
Editor of alumni page, Earl Kil
The material for this issue of the
Alumni Section was gathered by Miss
Roberta Killam, 'IS.
Morris S. Bigbee, '15. is teaching
this year in the Leaburg, Oregon,
Carlisle D. Geislcr, '15, is register
ed in the school of engineering at
Marjorie Cogswell and Tom Don
aca were married September 18, at
Milwaukie, Oregon. Mr. Donaca is
working with the Bell Telephone
company in Portland. The couple
are at home in Lakewood.
Robert Alton, a former student in
the University, is studying law in
On September 25. the wedding of
Jennie Lilly, ’10, and Carl Neal, '10,
was solemnized in Portland, Oregon.
Miss Ruth Howell, M2, assistant in
structor in botany at the University,
attended summer school at Berkeley
this year. Part of her work there
was taken under Ur. John Coulter of
Chicago University, who, scientists
say, is one of the leading botanists
of the United States. She also at
tended some of the sessions of the
American Association for tho Ad
vancement of Science.
Helen George, ’13 is attending the
Johns Hopkins medical school.
August P. Scholl, ’15, has a po
sition with Meier & Frank company
of Portland. Mr. Scholl received his
business training in the commercial
J. R. Cornog, '15, is teaching sci
ence at tlie Portland Y. M. C. A.
Hugh Currin, ’12, who was campus
electrician last year, has accepted
a position with the Treadwell Gold
Mining and Electric company, of :
j Miss Naomi Williamson, MO, who
studied for two years in the Emerson
School of Expression at Boston,
Mass., is now conducting classes in
oral English at the Eugene high
-Mrs. Harvey Stackpole, ’00, who,
with her two small sons, Edward and
Dick, has been visiting her mother,
Mrs. George DeBar of Eugene, has
returned to her home in Ketchikan,
Elmer Spencer, ex-’lO, is principal
of the Belle I’assi high school, at
Carlton Spencer, ’12, is secretary
of the Northwestern law school, in
Chandos Castle, ex-’lO, is studying
law' at The University of Southern
California, Los Angeles.
Harold Berlin, ex-’17, is registered
in the medical course at Northwest
ern University, Evanston, 111.
A number of former U. of O. stu
dents will hold a banquet at the
Hotel Marion, Salem, Friday evening,
October 29, for the purpose of organ
izing a permanent alumni association,
and also to foster better acquaint
ance and fellowship among the
Salem graduates. Among those who
will attend are Russell Brooks, Dr.
Harvey Slater, ’ll, and Leland Hen
dricks, city editor of the Salem
Statesman, and A. E. Houston, ’12,
city editor of the Capitol Journal.
About 50 are expected to be present.
Pay Clark, ’12, county superin
dent of schools in Malheur county,
writes to the extension division of U.
| of O. that her department will have
a booth at the annual corn carnival,
to be held in Ontario, Oregon. She
has asked for pamphlets and other
information on the University corre
spondence courses, to be exhibited at
William Boyd Mott, ’ll, is attend
ing medical school at San Francisco.
Sam Michael, who has been acting
as guide at the Oregon building, will j
return h-ome shortly after November
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