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No. 9. Vol. II. Alumni news this week compiled by Charles Dundore.
ALUMNI GATHER AT
MEAL IN PORTLAND
Rousing Meeting Held Saturday.
Forty Men Were
Forty men, alumni of the Fniversty of
Oregon, met at lunch at the Hazelwood
in Portland on Saturday, December 4, to
discuss problems of University and alum
ni interest. John C. Veatch, '07, presi
dent of the Portland alumni association,
was toastmaster. Mr. Veatch introduced
President P. L. Campbell, Fletcher
Linn, ’90, and H. B. Miller, as speakers
of the day.
“Every man has upon him a two-fold
burden of responsibility,” said Mr. Linn.
“First he must take care of himself and
those dependent upon him; secondly, he
must do his duty by the state and its in
stitutions. Most of us who get out of
college and have to struggle for a living,
necessarily give attention to the first
duty. As we have opportunity, we should
not be unmindful of the obligation we
are under to advance the interests of the
commonwealth and its institutions.
“At this particular time, the Univer
sity of Oregon and the other educational
institutions of the state will gain much
if they may have the unselfish thought
of alumni who will plan toward the de
velopment of a great state system of
popular education. For my part, I hope
to do my duty in this respect in the fu
President Campbell begged leave to ,
quote from Coach Bezdek to the effect
that “Oregon is a great state.” “As a
great state, we must have a truly great
educational organization,” continued the
president. “We must overcome the idea
that there is any division of interest
among the higher educational institu
tions of the state, and learn to look upon
them all as one great institution with
three separate functions.”
Mr. H. B. Miller, director of the School
of Commerce, plead with the alumni to
work for closer connection with the Uni
versity and its faculty in order that the
faculty may have the benefit of the point
of view of business men who are also
graduates of the institution. Mr. Miller
asserted that the TJniversty must stand
for state-wide educational service and
that the faculty can be helped greatly in
rendering this service by frequent meet
ings and conversations with thoughtful
The next meeting of the Portland
alumni is scheduled for the first Satur
day in January.
Those present at the luncheon were:
John C. Veatch, ’07; Colin V. Pyment.
professor of Journalism; Earl Fortmil
ler, T4; Delbert Stannard, ’14; Willard
Shaver, T4; Francis Curtis, ’lH; Boy K.
Terry, ’10; Dr. Douglas W. Taylor, ’00;
Superintendent L. B. Alderman, ’9S;
Jacob B. Cornog, ’15; Ted Smith; Dell
McCarthy, ’07; Earl A. Marshall, TO; C.
L. Marshall, T2; Melvin Ogden. T2;
Carlton E. Spencer, TO; Harper Jami
son, TO; Homer Jamison, T2; Alva
Grout, T4; Elmer Spencer; Bobert
Hickson. ’09; Walter Berry, ’08; George
Bebec, professor of Philosophy; B. S.
Shelley, ’04; W. G. Dunlap, T2; Carl B.
Ne al, TO; Donald A. Fague; H. Bauer;
Fletcher Linn, ’90; Grover Kestly, ’08;
Homer Maris, T3; Earl Kirkpatrick, ’09;
Harold Warner. Kenneth Frazier, T3;
George Haskell March, ’90; and P. L.
Campbell, president of the University.
The alumni quartette, consisting of
Earl Fortmiller, Delbert Stannard, Wil
lard Shaver and Francis Curtis, fur
nished music during the hour.
UNION COUNTY NEWS.
La Grande (Special to the Almmr
Section)—Among the substantial eiti
zens of Union county are many gradu
ates and former students of the Univer
sity of Oregon.
Marion F. Davis, 1800. is probably the
oldest graduate of the University now
living in Union county. Mr. Davis was
formerly postmaster at Union, but is
now engaged in the real estate and insur
ance business. In fraternal circles Mr.
Davis ranks high. He has recently held
the office of Supreme Representative of
the Knights of Pythias, and attended
the last convention of the Supreme
Lodge which was held at Winnipeg, Can
Judge R. F. Wilson, also of Union,
w-as a former student at the University.
Mr. Wilson for a long time held the of
fice of County Judge of this county, but
is now engaged in practicing law at
Union and is also interested in farming.
Other former students and graduates
of the University now located in Union
are: George O. Goodall, of the class of
1902, Margaret Rannard Goodall, of the
class of 1904. who is now teaching in
the Union high school; Elizabeth Crock
ett, who attended the University in 1910,
and who is now teaching domestic sci
ence in the Union high school, and Au
brey G. Smith, superintendent of the
At La Grande are many graduates and
former students. Turner Oliver, who is
known not only as the largest, but also
as one of the most able members of the
Oregon bar, was a student at the Univer
sity in the eighties.
James D. Slater, who has served ns
Mayor of La Grande, is a former stu
dent and a brother of Woodson Slater,
former president of the Alumni associa
tion; and of Mrs. Rertha Slater Smith,
formerly assistant to Dr. Luella Clay
Carson in the department of English
Composition at the University. Air. Slat
er was an uncle of Miss May Neill, TO;
of Mrs. Eva Neill Martin. Will Neill, T2,
in the employ of the Portland Railroad
commission, and James Neill, TO, an
electrician in Portland, are from La
Grande, and arc also nephews of Mr.
J. R. Oliver, abstractor, was a student
in the early days.
Herbert R. Hanna, ’90, has for many
years been court reporter for Union and
Howard Davis. '98, and Ramon W.
Logan. Medical School, 1900. are in the
real estate and insurance business at La
Grande. Airs. Alice McKinlay Aliller, ’015.
sister of Dr. Arthur P. McKinlay, head
of the Department of Foreign Languages
in the Portland high schools, is the wife
of William Miller, head of the firm of
William Aliller and Rrother, real estate
George W. Gilbert, ’99, lias been in
business at La Grande for several years,
and for some time past has been the pro
prietor of Cherry’s New Laundry.
Edward Doak Jasper, ’00, is a farm
er and hog raiser at La Grande and
Pearl Huff, TO, spends her summers
! with her parents at La Grande, but for
several years past, has been a member
of the faculty of the high school at Ru
pert. Idaho. Other members of the class
of 1910, living at La Grande, are Joel
II. Richardson and Wilfred C. Watten
burg. Air. Richardson took his degree of
L.L.D. from the Harvard Law school in
1913, and then entered the office of
Turner Oliver. Air. Richardson now has
his office in the Sommer block. Air. Wat
tenburg was married last July to Aliss
Vera X. Leffle. At that time he was
stationed at Enterprise. He has since
moved to La Grande, where he is in the
employ of the O.-AV. R. & N. Co. Air.
and Airs. Wattenburg live at 2110 Oak
Benjamin W. Grout, ’ll, was one of
the first of the new generation of stu
dents at the University. Air. Grout was
graduated in 1911. After teaching for
some time in Washington, he became
head of the Department of Manual
[’raining at the llood River high school.
Mr. Grout, with his wife and infant son,
Benjamin III. spent the summer at the
home of Benjamin Grout. Sr., near La
Miss Naomi Williamson, ’ll, a .tradu
ate of the Emerson School of Orat > \ . in
the class of 1913, is head of the Depart
ment. of Oral English in the Eugene high
3 *\e d. Miss Williamson, who i> ,1-e
daughter of John L. Williamson, ab
stractor, spent the suntan r with liet
parents at La Grande, and with her bro
ther-., Joe riid Lowell at Durke •. The
Williamson hoys are former students of
the Universtiy. They are farming a sec
tion of land, which they acquired under
the homestead act.
Sara S. Biddle, 1812, teaches in the
Alice! high school. Her sister, Mildred
Riddle, ’15. is teaching near Oregon City.
These ladies, when at home, live on a
strawberry farm in May Park. For obvi
ous reasons their home is a pleasant
place for alumni reunions in strawberry
Minnie Holman, ’13, is at the Univer
sity of Chicago working toward her mas
ter’s degree iu mathematics. Miss Hol
man taught in La Grande for two years.
Byron Goodall. now in government
employ, was for several years a resident
of La Grande. Earl Kilpatrick, ’09, en
tered the University from La Grande in
1000. He is now a member of the exten
sion division of the University of Ore
Thomas L. Williams. ’03. head book
keeper in the Ladd and Bush bank in
Salem, is a graduate of La Grande high
school, and was employed in the Farm
er’s and Trader’s hank in La Grande be
fore accepting his present position in
Salem. Following his brother’s example
and advice Ray Williams came to the
University of Oregon. He was graduated
in 1014 and is now in the employ of the
American Express company at La
Roy Curry is in business at Ln Grande.
Joseph L. Ingle, ex-’15. was graduated in
June from the Los Angeles school of
Osteopathy for Doctors and Physicians.
Mr. Ingle was married last September.
Both he and his wife are practicing in
Chester Kronenberg has for two years
past, been superintendent of the schools
of the city of Elgin.
Other former students of the Univer
sty. now in Union county nre Sara
Smith, teacher in the La Grande
schools; Ivy Williams, teacher at Cove;
Beatrice Pugh, teacher at Island City;
Homer Lcffle. clerk in the United Store
at La Grande; Willard Carpy, in the em
ploy of the American Express Co. at
La Grande; Gene Good, in business at
La Grande; and Olaf Group, private sec
retary to the local superintendent of the
O.-W. It. & N. at La Grande.
Henry Heidenreieh, who entered the
University from La Grande, is doing
graduate work at O. A. ('. Harold Grady
:s in vaudeville on the Pantages circuit.
George Broadhridge is in Los Angeles
in the Internal Revenue service.
Charles Shelton who was a student at
the University in 1914 is not attending
J. E. T. Galloway, a prominent fann
er of Elgin, is a former student of the
On next Saturday Dr. Capon’s report
on the University is to be discussed.
President Campbell, Dr. George Rebec,
Mrs. Gerlinger, Mr. W. K. Newell, two
regents of the University, and Mrs.
Alice Benson Beach have been placed on
the program for short talks on the sub
ject. They are to be followed by an in
According to Dr. Rebec the discussion
will he one in which the University can
give the people a frank impartial state
ment of what it is doing, what it ought
to do and what it can do.
The luncheon is to be held in the Ho
tel Multnomah at 15 minutes past noon.
C. B. MARKS. M. D.
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat.
Office hours: 9 to 12; 1:30 to 5.
Specialist for S. P. R. R. and U. S. Pen
Office 404 C. & W. B'.dg. Eugene, Or.
DR. L. L. BAKER
Office hours: 9 to 12 a. m., 1 to 5 p. tn.
Instructor’s diploma N. U. D. S. Chicago.
Office 310 C. & W. Bldg., Eight and
Willamette Sts., Eugene, Or.
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NEXT BIG EVENT!
University of Oregon
Eugene Theater, Friday Evening, December 10
8:15 p. m.
Prices $1.00, 75c, 50c—Tickets will be placed on sale
at Eugene Theater box office Thursday at 10 a. m.
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Men and Young men with de
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they want should visit our store.
We do not confine our showing
to one or two models, but show you
models in extreme, conservative and
middle of the road styles, for young
men, older men, stout men and slim
Suits or Overcoats
$15, $18, $20, $25, $30
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