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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1915. NO. 26.
Everybody out at Yell Practice at
Wednesday Assembly 10 a. m. Rally,
Big Parade, Bonfire and Yells Friday
night; start at Kappa Sigma 6:30 p. m.
It’s Up to You!
Mill FORGES TEAM
TO PRACTICE HE
The Wetter It Is, the Slimmer
Are Oregon’s Chances Against
Heavy 0. A. C. Team.
TUERCK IS THE ONLY MAN OUT
Varsity Will Be Outweighed 7 i
of 8 Pounds per Man;
Aggies Also Speedy.
(By Chester Fee)
Kincaid field, according to Bill
Hayward’s world famous words, is a
fine place for ducks. The rain of the
past weeks has certainly brought
about a great transformation, and
the more it rains, the slimmer are
Oregon’s chances against the heavier
The varsity team went through its
practice last night on the basketball
floor of the gymnasium, and very lit- j
tie could be accomplished under the
circumstances. As far as football
goes, the men couldn’t do more than
juggle the ball, and wear the ex
pression of football players; and
neither one of these qualities counts
much against such a hard-fighting,
line-plunging organization as the
Bill Tuerck is out of the game,
with a couple of broken arcbes, and
his chances to slip in are about as
good as they would be in a land
where there are no banana peelings
and cement sidewalks. He is get
ting better slowly, and is able to get
around without any noticeable im
pediment, but walking is not play
The other men are in fair shape,
and jvill be ready to step into the
ring at the tap of the gong and fight
for all they are worth, but everything
seems to be against the team, even
the betting. But I have heard of
greater odds being overcome by Va
rious teams throughout the country.
If you have paid#my attention to
recent games you will know that
Yale, with odds of four to one
against it, defeated the Princeton
team 13 to 7. And the University
of California, after being in Wash
ington’s powerful grip, 72 to 0,
came back Saturday and held Wash
ington on its own grounds through
out three quarters, 0 to 0.
We shall be outweighed at least
seven or eight pounds per man. Con
sider the Aggie’s weight, and . the
speed with which it is combined, and
it is easily to be seen wherein Doc.
Stewart has been so successful this
However, despite all that can be
said, there are some things in Ore
gon’s favor that will be indetermin
able factors, until the last whistle
ASSEMBLY PRE-GAME RALLY
The assembly for tomorrow morn- j
ing will be in charge of the student
body, Lamar Tooze will preside.
This will be the customary rally
assembly held before the 0. A. C.
game. There will be talks by Coach •
Bezdek. Trainer Bill Hayward. Wen- j
dell Barbour, president of the local
alumni association, members of the
football team, and the yell leader,
Bishop Walter Sumner will give a
short talk on his views of general
Music will be furnished by the band,
orchestra and glee clubs.
Praises of Dance
Sound Over Wire
Conversational Friends Tell
Tale of Marvelous Doings
(Heard on the ’phone).'
“Is that uproar the Juniors are
perpetrating for the night after the
massacre of O. A. C. going to be a
formal affair, Belshazzar?”
“No, Sennacherib, it is to be the
acme of informalness.”
“Is it going to be a mighty crawl?”
“Yea, even as the defeat of the
hordes of orange and black shall be
a terrible rout, so shall turmoil of
the evening be an upheaval the like
of which has never yet been seen.”
“And what, O thrice wise one,
must we give up to enjoy the blessing
of such a festival?”
“The damage, interlocutor, is neg
ligible. It amounteth to but a semi
plunk, the price of five games of
“Will there be any queens there?”
“Oh, Aloysius, vast quantities of
pulcritude will gambol on the glassy
maple of the polished planks.”
“Then, for all in all, the track
meet will be a mighty lope?”
“Even as the brigades of Doc Stew
art shall melt before the sun of Ore
gon’s consuming advance, so shall
cruel care fade in the ball room, and
even as Oregon is better than O. A.
C., so shall this be better than all
FIVE TO BE INITIATED
Sigma Delta Olii Pledges Will Sliow
AVortli by Editing—but^ft'esli
men Do Work
Five initiates are to be admitted
to the sacred mysteries of Sigma
Delta Chi, the honorary journalism
fraternity, Friday. Three different
assignment sheets are to be posted
for the reporters, on Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday mornings—all
for the eight-page paper which is
supposedly to show the journalistic
abilities of Dean Collins, ’10, Merlin
Batley, Harry Kuck, Milton Stoddard,
and Max Sommer.
In former years the neophytes
have toiled and slaved, and have pa
trolled the campus in dress suits,
gathering material for their edition
of the Emerald; but these lordly
ones are not only working the regu
lar staff—they are overworking it.
Dean Collins, having already proved
hig fitness, will probably get off with
contributing some special poetry for
the occasion, instead of assisting
with the regular work.
“A few' extra stunts may be pulled
off this year,” said Fred Dunbar,
president of the local chapter, yes
terday. ‘‘Anyway, we will have the
dress-suit performance. You may
look for the evening dress on the
campus most any day. The initia
tion ceremonies will take place Fri
day afternoon, and we will have din
ner afterward at the Hotel Osburn.”
But in spite of Dunbar’s statement,
it looks as though the budding news
papermen have cut out a soft job for
themselves and are to sit serenely at
the copy desk while freshmen scour
the campus for news.
If W. S. C. could schedule a game
with Harvard, the points would be
pretty close, and some few million
easterners would open their eyes.
TRIP SOUTH FRAMED
FOR OREGON’S NINE
Bezdek May Also Have Been
Responsible for California
When Coach Bezdek and Mana
ger A. R. Tiffany went to Los An
geles with the team over a week ago
they had more on their minds than
the mere winning and financing of
the game with Southern California.
The news leaked out a week before
the struggle that they were planning
an invasion of the sunny south next
spring for the varsity baseball team.
Barring hitches that might arise,
Oregon will play a series of six
games in California during spring
vacation. Stanford, California, and
St. Mary’s college of Oakland, will
be taken on for two games each. This
trip will take place of the usual one
northward to Seattle which was an
annual affair on Oregon’s schedule.
More of Coach Bezdek’s doings
while in California were brought to
light after Berkeley all but tied
Washington in Seattle last Saturday.
It appears that Bez quietly slipped
over to Berkeley on the return trip
from Los Angeles and helped Coach
Jimmy Schaeffer revive his football
machine after Washington had mas
sacred it, 72 to 0.
The little time Bez spent with
them was more than paid for as evi
denced by the closeness of Saturday’s
score. Coach Bezdek had a good idea
of the situation for he was over
heard to say in a fanning bee after
Saturday morning’s practice) that
Washington would never beat Cali
fornia again by a score of 72 to 0.
Many Major in Commerce.
Over ten per cent of the entire
student body of the University is
majoring in the school of commerce,
according to J. Frederick Thorne.
Saturday the total registration for
the University was 770 with 80 ma
joring in the school of Commerce,
which has only three per cent of the
teaching force of the institution. The
number given does not Include sen
iors who are taking work In this
department but who are not majors
owing to the fact that students may
not change their major subject in
their senior year.
FORENSIC BODY SUBMITS
QUESTION FOR DEBATE
“That the United States Should
Maintain its Navy Above Third Rank
in Fighting Efficiency,” is the ques
tion that was submitted by the Fo
rensic council in their meeting on
Saturday for the Coast Debate Lea
gue this year.
“That the United States Should11
Adopt a Policy of Building up and
Maintaining it’s Navy Above Third '
Rank in Fighting efficiency,” is the
wording desired by Stanford while
Washington wants the resolution sim
plified to “That the,Present Military
Force of tlie United States Should Be
Cloyd Dawson, secretary of the
Council, said that “either Oregon’s
question or Stanford’s will be chosen.
To my mind Oregon’s choice will un
doubtedly be selected.”
The first contest of the season will
take place on the last Friday in
March when Oregon will meet Stan
‘THAT-A OLD FIGHT’
STARTS FRIDAY NIGHT
Rally to Start at Kappa Sigma
House; Then Down Town and
Back to Villard.
(Walter S. Kenuon)
Rattle around in your old medi
icine chest, rake up all your double
strength pep, throw ’er In the Ore
gon melting pot and Help brew the
old Oregon figlit that will jinx O. A.
C. The pep pot will simmer at the
rally Friday night and will be serv
ed on Kincaid field Saturday after
“We are up against a tough prop
osition,” said Yell T-ieader Merlin Bat
ley. “We must have every Oregon
student back of us—man, woman
and child. The team needs you,
Oregon needs you. Come out!”
The rally will start from the Kap-.
pa Sigma house at 6:30. Headed by
the band, the line will march down
Eleventh avenue to Willamette,
picking up sections of rooters on Its
way. The serpentine will march four
abreast this time, instead of in a ,
single line, as formerly. The frosh |
will light the way with colored lights t
and Roman candles. If enough of j
the alumni are here, then an alumni
section will be added to the line.
A few yells on Willamette an'd
then the bunch will head for Villard,
where the rally will be continued. j
The stunts put on by the various i
fraternities will be short and snappy,
interspersed by terse speeches by |
Coach Bezdek, Bill Hayward, Cap-:
tain Anse Cornell, President Camp
bell and others.
After these events are completed,
the meeting will be adjourned to
Kincaid field, to witness the confla
gfation prepared laboriously by mem
bers of the freshman class.
The Triple A girls will decorate
Villard hall for the rally, and Louise
Bailey, head of the Women’s league,
will have charge of decorating the !
grandstands and bleachers. j
“I want every rooter on the field j
an hour before the game,” said Bat- !
ley. "Oregon rooters will sit on the
northeast bleachers, next to the
grand stand. O. A. C. rooters will be
stationed across the field. I want
every Oregon rooter to wear a lemon
yellow rooter’s hat for the game. We '
must have some semblance of uni
According to Yell Leader Batley,
not much rooting will be done at the
rally. All the noise will be saved
for the game.
HOCKEY TEAM NOT WELL
BALANCED, SAYS COACH
The University hockey girls, who
are to play the O. A. C. co-eds in the
first game of the season on Saturday,
Nov. 20, Homecoming Day, at 9 a.
m., are not so well balanced as a
team as last year’s line-up, accord
ing to Miss Frieda Goldsmith, hockey
They play fairly well, individually,
Miss Goldsmith says, but do not work
together. They have improved rapid
ly in the last two weeks, however,
and the forward line is pretty strong.
The complete line-up cannot be de
cided upon definitely until about
Thursday, the coach said, - but the
following have been showing up well:
Furuset, goal; Van Zante and War
ner, fullbacks; Bell, Hunter and
Walker, halfbacks; Soderstrom and
Cox, wings; Crosby and Hart, in
sides; Murray, center forward.
Beat Mai de Mer
Multnomah Bulletin Tells Tales
on Bill Hayward, Erst
Bill Hayward, trainer of University
of Oregon athletes, doesn't give ad
vice nowadays on how to ward off
sea-sickness. The reason why has just
become known, according to the
Winged Bulletin, the weekly publica
tion of the Multnomah club in Port
Before the M. A. A. C. track team
boarded the steamer for Portland at
San Francisco last summer, Bill gave
his men copious directions about
coming to him the moment they felt
“I’ll fix you up,” said Sturdy Bill.
“I’ve got the best littlo sea-sickness
remedy in the world.”
There came a time, as the steamer
bucked into a long northwest swell,
when one athlete remembered this in
junction and sought out Bill. It soon
became hide and seek, for Bill had
disappeared. Other athletes joined
the search. At length they found him.
Bill, his head down, was leaning
over the rail on the lee side.
Intercollegiate Socialist society
meets Thursday at 4 p. in. in Profes
sor Howe’s room, Villnrd hall.
AGGIE PROFS TO VISIT
Oregon Faculty Will F!ntri'tain
striictors from Corvallis
The University of Oregqn faculty
will entertain the 0. A. €. faculty
Homecoming Day. A committee con
sisting of Dr. A. E. Caswell, Prof. P.
G. Young and Dr. Warren D. Smith,
appointed at a special faculty meet
ing Saturday, has decided to ask the
O. A. C. faculty to come to Eugene on
the Oregon Electric train Saturday
morning, rather than wait for the
O. A. C. special Saturday afternoon.
“When the visitors arrive,” stated
Dr. Caswell, chairman of the com
mittee, “they will be given an auto
mobile drive around the city and the
campus. A little before 11 o’clock
they will go to the Y. W. C. A. bun
galow, where they will be given the
opportunity of meeting the Univer
The members of each department
will be taken in charge by the mem
bers of the corresponding depart
ment here. They will then proceed to
the dedication exercises at Johnson
Hall, and afterward to the luncheon
on the campus. The faculty has ar
ranged with the student committee
to bear the expense of this. The O. A.
C. faculty, of course, expect to at
tend the game, but they will probab
ly prefer to sit with their own peo
University of Washington, Nov. 6.
—President Enoch A. Bryan, of
Washington state coliege, was placed
in nomination for secretary of the
department of argiculture in some
future cabinet by Dr. Henry Suzzallo,
during an assembly meeting at the
university last week. Ho said the
northwest had no better candidate to
offer for a place In the cabinet of the
president of the United States.
TO BEGIN FESTIVITIES
Supt. J. A. Churchill Will Place
Records in Repository, Then
Talks. Band and Songs.
CAMPUS LUNCHEON. 12 TO 1
Business Houses Offer Trophies
for Best Decorated Houses;
Dance Begins at 8 O’clock.
'Services for the formal dedication
of Johnson hall will open the home
coming festivities on the campus at
10:30 Saturday morning. Following
is the program for the dedication:
Invocation, Bishop Walter Sum
ner; setting of the repository of rec
ords, J. A. Churchill, state superin
tendent of public instruction; de
livery of keys, W. C. Knighton, archi
tect, to A. C. Dixon, chairman pro
tern, of executive committee of the
University board of regents, to Pres
ident Prince L. Campbell, to L. H.
Johnson, steward of the University;
“Life and Work of Dr. John W.
Johnson,” Arthur L. Veazle, class of
’80, attorney; ‘‘Early Days of the
University,” Dr. John Straub, dean
of the college of literature, science,
and arts; “A Tribute from an Old
Student,” F. S. Dunn, class of 1892,
professor of Latin languages and
literature; “The New Era Opened by
the Dedication of Johnson Hall.” L.
R. Alderman, class of 1 898, superin
tendent of schools, Portland; music
by University band and blee clubs.
The box of records will contain,
among other things, pictures of for
mer University regents and presi
dents, as far as they can be obtained,
together with short biographies of
their lives and work, and a history
of the building of Johnson Hall.
An act “to appropriate money for
the purpose of constructing an addi
tional building for the University of
Oregon” was passed November 4.
1913, by a vote of 53,569 to 43,014.
The building constructed in accord
ance with this measure cost $100,000
and was named after Dr. John W.
Johnson, the University’s first pres
The contract for the building was
awarded to the Boyajohn-Arnold
company of Portland; for plumbing,
to Flegal and Long, Springfield; and
for heating to the Kendall gating
Company, Portland. The sums bid
by these firms were respectively $89,
750; $3,185 and $23,400.
Between 12 and 1 o’clock, lunch
eon will be served to the alumni and
their friends, and the University stu
dents on the campus between Mc
Clure hall and the Men’s dormitory.
The committee In charge plans to
serve 1500 persons. The menu will
consist of meat sandwiches, potato
salad, beans, pickles, cake, coffee and
apples. In order to lessen the work In
the preparation of this meal, a com
mittee has been appointed from each
class which will co-operate with Lou
ise Bailey, general chairman of the
affair, and Dorothy Wiheeler, finan
cial chairman. These sub-committees
are: Senior, Beatrice Locke, Louise
Watson, May .Veil; Junior, Miriam
Tinker, Margaret Hawkins, and
Francis Shoemaker; Sophomore, Bea
trice Gaylord, Leura Gerard, Sara
Barker; Freshman, Dorothy Dunn,
Dorothy Flegle and Ruth Bogue.
The senior girls will furnish the
pickles; the Juniors, will provide the
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