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U GRIPPE EPIDEMIC
HOLDS 150IH THROES
Physical Directors Give Advice
on Care and Prevention
With one student, Nicholas Jaureguy,
lying in the Eugene hospital suffering
from a slight attack of pneumonia and
more than 150 afflicted with the ‘grippe’
and serious colds the matter of epidemic
prevention has become an all important
question at the University within the last
In discussing the subject yesterday af
ternoon, William Hayward, physical di
rector, said, “Precaution is the only real
remedy. Cold and the grippe are just as
contagious as fevers or diptheria and
one should take just as much care of the
former as he would of the latter. Pneu
monia is merely an advanced case of cold
and if proper care is not taken of a cold
developments of a more serious disease
“The trouble with most of the young
er people is that they merely let the cold
run its course. Older persons realize that
they do not have the resisting power
that they once possessed and conse
quently when they are threatened with
a slight cold they immediately take pre
vent i f i Vie-m 'easTu res.
Exercise Should Be Taken
“If a person suspects an attack of the
grippe is coming on he should take invig
orating exercise and get up a good
sweat. When through exercising take a
warm shower followed up by a cold
one; dry thoroughly and do not go out
into the cold air until the body is cool
ed down. And never wrap yourself up in
sweaters because upon coming inside
you will immediately contract a worse
cold tffln ever.
‘Bp careful and keep your body in
a normal condition.”
According to Mabel L. Cummings. '
women’s physical director, there is not
much use in an individual fighting
against contracting the disease if his
companions are not doing anything to
ward prevention Tn the fraternities and
sororities especially are colds and cases
of the grippe liable to spread on ac
count of the numbers of students coming
in "lost contact with one another.
Disinfects Noses and Throats
“F the last few u«ys.” said Miss
Cummings, “1 have be?'i kept busy dis
infe to noses and thruits. This is the
<#•■!>■ wav to s'o a ihe ravages of cold and
to prevent contagion.”
“\Yr du net seem to realize that colds
t< nsiliti- and kindred diseases two high
ly contag'crs rnd that many, many times
they leave sii>rus disorders in a persons
system which may break out in later
years We do not quarantine and fight
these simper ailments systematically as
we should I* is really a diagram that
uni'ersity students neglect the matter
and arc aip'dly though unconsciously
exlr uncly stlfish.
“When one feels grippe coming on
the very best thing he can do is to go
out doors and take vigorous exercise and
afterwards a warm bath and about thir
teen hours of sleep. If it is too far ad
vanced and he is fatigued then the best
thing to do is to go to bed.
Disinfection Is Remedy
“Disinfection of the mouth, throat and
hands is the onlv way to chi ck the epi
.Taureguv. the student who h is pneu
monia brought the attack on by ear’ess
r ess. Last week while he had grippe he
delivered an issue of telephone director
ies in the rain. By Friday he was much
woise and yesterday he was taken to tin
Eugene hospital where he is under the
care of Dr. Kuykendall His c mdition is
n< t alarming at present.
rrofessor Erie Allen of the journal
ism department is held home ^ by
a bad case of grippe. One week ;.gi l’r.
i,. j rrofessor Allen went horn- si;>K. «*n
th- following Monday he was on-k to bis
duties Last Wednesday nooo h > wr.s
forced to stop bis work again and lias
t een tome ever since.
The frosh debating team was picked
last night to compete with the sopho
mores in the annual interclass debate, to
be held some time in February or 'March.
The team will consist of Clarence
Bean, Anthony Shaves, Paul Downard.
Forest Peil, Earl Murphy. Wyville Shee
hy, Alvin Weivesick. and Bwnght Wilson
' Tryouts will be held after the holi
days to decide which of the men will be
the alternates, and a captain and man
ager will also be elected at the same
"In all probability the subject that
will be used will not be the one that
will be used in the tryouts, buc this has
not been definitely settled as yet.” said
Alvin Weivesick of the team.
‘The men working for the freshmen
team are working hard and promise the
sophomores a hard struggle,” he said.
Official of Oregon Games Says
U. of 0. Team Improved 100
per Cent at Every Game.
Mr. Samuel Dolan, of the department
of engineering, of the Oregon Agricul
tural college and formerly football coach
there, who officiated in a number of th<
Oregon games this fall write Graduate
Manager Tiffany, as follows:
“I want to thank you and the rest
of the Oregon men for having me work
in your games. I got to see many games
that I would not have seen otherwise. I
saw another thing—I saw your team
improved from one of the greenest
bunches that Oregon ever had to one of
the best machines you have ever had.
They seemed to me to improve one hun
dred per cent each time I saw them.
Hezdek certainly did wonders with them,
and is to be congratulated on so suc
cessful a season.”
KNOCK DOWN, DRAG
001 GAMES GOING
Inter - Fraternity Practice
Brings Out All-American
The long, the short, the lean, the fat,
—and a basket-ball—these are the com
ponents of a combination "of the game's
button, button, who’s got the button?”
Wrestling, ping pong, soccer, tennis, and
prize fighting, under the misnomer of
basketball which is being played in the
gymnasium every afternoon in prepara
tion for the doughnut basketball games.
A good part of the game is played with
the mouth, judging from the sounds
which emanate from the gym while a
practice game is progressing. Marquis of
Queensbury rules govern the game and
tackles are allowed. Often a player will
skate along the floor on various parts
of his anatomy and come up with several
square yards of cuticle sacrificed to in
A plentiful supply of pep and zeal
more than makes up for a lack in skill,
As the season progresses many stars
are coming out. Big Jim Cossman will
be the battering ram for the Dormitory.
.Tim is getting in some good licks on his
opponents. Henry Howe and James Cel
lars are doing good work, especially in
the wrestling department of the game.
Chet Huggins is chief bruiser for the
A. T. O’s. while Dal King is receiving
an opportunity to get in some good
wrestling practice. Kenneth Bartlett is
booting the ball for the Betas. Breeding
of Sigma Chi is also showing good foot
work. Leo Furney is using his left to
good advantage for the Delts.
Soli itation of “Ads” in Portland Is
Successful, According to Man
With n direct increase over last year
in the number of ads. from Portland the
outlook for the 1910 Oregana is en
couraging, according to Manager Wat
“We made one trip to Portland and
met with great success. All of those who
advertised last year have refilled their
ads. In addition, many new ones have
subscribed. The Eugene campaign will
not be started till after the holidays.
“The size and success of the book de
pends mainly on the subscription list.”
says Mr. Watkins. Out of the 230 stu
dents present at Assembly only 100
pledged their subscription. If the sub
scription is small the cash will be limit
ed and the book small as a result. On
the other hand, if everyone comes
through with his sjpport. we can put out
“The work of the editorial staff will
commence in earnest after the holidays.”
said Editor Stoddard. “At present we
are busy working on the dummy to de
termine the approximate size of the book
The contract will be let soon after the
second semester and everything will
move right along from that time.”
HOCKEY HEROINES SICK.
The Oregon-O. A. C. hockey game
which was to he played at Corvallis Sat
urday. was called off because seven of
the Aggie’s players were unable to play.
Three of them have the grippe.
The proposed game will probably be
played this coming Saturday at Corvallis
although no definite arrangements have
as yet been made.
SOCCER GAME IS PUT
OFF UNTIL JANUARY
Multnomah Club Cancels Sat
urday’s Game. Contest to Be
Played After Vacation.
No soccer game will be played with
Multnomah club next Saturday.
Coach Colin V. Dy merit, of the soccer
squad has received notice from Manager
McKensie of the club soccer team that
the game scheduled for December 1!),
would have to be postponed until the
second Saturday in January. Owing to
the lack of interest in the game in Port
land at present, it was thought advisable
to play at a later date. Mr. McKensie
assured Professor Dyment that the Jan
uary date was a certainty, and that they
would play a return game in Eugene
about the middle of February.
The scarlet and white should have
a great combination this season, as they
have the first pick of the numerous stars
in Portlarid. “Scotty” Duncan, former
coach at Jefferson high school and at
present soccer director at Portland Aca
demy. will wear tin1 colors of the club
this year. Tie can play any position and
will be a great asset to the team.
Morris Is Six-Footer
Morris, the big six foot, 105 pound
center-half is by far the premier half
back of Portland. lie hails from Ireland
where he played with the “Celtics.” Hill
Wright, another old country football
man. will hold down his job at right half.
He is strong, fast and knows the game
Multnomah will no doubt rely on its
forward line of last year to score against
Oregon. Grier, Shcvlin, Gray and pos
sibly Johnny and Eugene Murphy will
compose the offense. The latter two are
tv•-stars from the champion Columbia
Mackie is the Club’s mainstay at full
back. He has a powerful kick, his boots
averaging from thirty to thirty five
yards. The vacant positions will be filled
from the Scotch and English association
men around town. All of tin1 Multnomah
players are masters of the finer points
of the game, while the varsity is com
posed of mostly green timber. Oregon
makes up for this by her dash and ag
gressiveness, and depends largely on
fight to carry her through.
Edgar W. Smith, Former Oregon Student
and Now Successful Salesman, Ad
dresses School of Commerce.
Life insurance is one of the most val
uable of our modern economic institu
tions, according to Edgar W. Smith, who
addressed the School of Commerce
Thursday morning in the Architectural
Building on “Life Insurance, and its Fu
Mr. Smith, a former Fniversity of
Oregon student, is himself generally con
sidered one of the most successful insur
ance salesmen in the northwest.
He is a member of the Half Million
club of the Equitable Life company, hav
ing sold $500,000 worth of insurance
last year. He is manager of the Equit
able Life Assurance Society; President
of the Oregon Life Underwriters’ Asso
ciation and President of the Astoria
Flouring Mills Association. When at
home Mr. Smith is in Portland.
"Life Insurance,” said Mr. Smith “is
now one of the most powerful agencies
of civilized society for alleviating pover
ty and want, for creating self support
and thrift, and lightening the burdens of
public and private charity that are now
draining the purse of taxpayer and phil
“It is ii» iictivo ally of school, church
and state, and of every legitimate busi
ness, in diminishing poverty, neglect mis
fortune and failure.”
Mr. Smith dealt with two factors in
the business of selling insurance; that of
opportunity and that of the agent of the
The business he said, is profitable to
the agent; it is permanent and dignified,
it is a business of marvelous opportunity
and has, he thinks, a splendid future.
"The agent of the future,” continued
Mr. Smith, “should make the selling of
insurance his life work. He should put
into it every element of power, every
resource of strength, at his command.
The following attributes are most es
sential to the future insurance sales
“He should begin his life work while
still young; he should be an educated
man, a whole time man, an educated
man, a trained man, a systematic man. a
professional man, a non-competitive
man, a specialist, and he will be the in
surance counsellor to his clients.'
Mr. Smith will give an address at an
assembly later on in the year.
EASTERN AND WESTERN
Western Football Rises Into
Scores Used as Basis.
Michigan Aggies bent Michigan -4
Syracuse beat Michigan 14 to 7.
Syracuse beat Colgate .48 to 0.
Colgate beat Yale 15 to 0.
Syracuse held Princeton to a IV to 0
Syracuse and Dartmouth tied.
Syracuse beat Brown, which beat
Syracuse beat Oregon Aggies 28 to 0.
Oregon Aggies beat Michigan Aggies
20 to 0.
Washington State College beat Ore
gon Aggies 2!) to 0.
University of Oregon beat Oregon
Aggies 0 to 0.
Washington State College hot Mon
tana 27 to 7.
Montana held Syracuse to a 0 to (! tie.
Washington State College has still
to play Brown.
The above tells the tale of 1915’s im
portant inter-seetional games and the
contests that bear upon them. Is east
ern football really superior to that play
ed on the Pacific coast?
Never before have colleges of the two
sections met under conditions that would
permit the forming of an opinion.
Western Style Regarded Amateurish
Football in the west has always been
regarded as amateurish by the middle
west and east, ller stars have been ig
nored by football experts when making
up their all-American teams.
Comparisons are odious and compara
tive scores are even worse when it comes
to determining the strength of two teams
which have not met. Such method is the
only one left open to him who would
weigh the strength of the elevens pro
duced by east and west.
This year the obstacle of distance has
been overcome by one or two adventur
ous teams and we are able to see east in
action against west.
In the early fall the Michigan Aggies
proved themselves one of the strongest of
middle western teams. She won regular
ly. Her old rival at Ann Arbor was
Middle West Is Trounced
From the west came a team that a few
weeks before hud been trounced 29 to 0
by another coast team. It was the Aggie
team from Oregon. They met M. A. O.
Beat them. The papers of the middle
west heralded O. A. C. as one of the
greatest teams in the country. Iler full
back, Abraham, was touted as of All
American calibre. Then the Beavers
went back to Oregon again.
On November 20 the conquerors of M.
A. C. were beaten by the TTniversty of
Oregon 9 to 0. Abraham seldom got to
his own line and made scarcely more
than 15 yards during the entire game.
The Aggies were outclassed.
Syracuse Crushes 0. A. C.
Now Syracuse tries her hand at long
ditsance conquests. She goes to meet
Montana and the Oregon Aggies. Mon
tana has been beaten by Washington
State college 19 to 0. She holds the great
Syracuse team 0 to G. The eastern team
moves on the Portland, Or., on Decem
ber 1. She crushes the Oregon Agricul
tural College 28 to 0.
On New Year's day Washington State
college, vanquisher of Oregon, Oregon
Aggies and Montana, will meet Brown,
conqueror of Yale, at Pasadena, Cal.
That game will complete the 1915 ar
gument between cast and west. It will
not only complete it but should also fur
nish the material for a fairly competent
decision as to the relative merits of the
two sections of the country on the grid
Wisconsin Wants Dobie.
Madison, Wis. No coach will be se
lected for the university of Wisconsin
football team until the January meeting
of the regents, it was announced today.
Student sentiment favors Gilmour Do
bie, University of Washington, as a suc
cess to Conch William Juneau, whose re
signation was announced last night.
A new system of governing absences
has been installed at Lafayette college.
It limits the number of absences to ’.’A) in
one semester. If a student exceeds this
number he is dropped from college. Ab
sences from daily chapel are recorded
as one-half absences and from the
church services on Sunday as two ab
A committee of the University senate
of the University of Kansas favors the
idea of granting special degrees for tech
nical work in the college. It would grant
special degrees such as bachelor of jour
nalism or of domestic science.
HENRY PHILIP BURCHELL
WILL SPEAK ON SPORTS
Henry I’hilip Burchell. sports
editor of the New York Times, was
forced to abandon his original date
to address the school of journalism
on December 5, but a matter of a
few thousand miles and a week's
delay did not prevent him from re
turning to Eugene from Chicago
to make good his lecture.
Mr. Rurehell will address the
journalists and all interested in the
handling of si*>rts by the press in
the Guild theatre tomorrow at one
When Mr. Rurehell found that
he could not he here two weeks ago
he telegraphed Professor Allen ex
plaining that he would fill out his
engagements in the middle west and
then return. Professor Allen offered
to release him from his appoint
ment, but he wired back from Chi
cago asking if he could speak De
“That’s what 1 call good sports
manship,” said Professor Allen in
relating the matter.
NEW BUILDING IS HOPE
OF SCHOOL OF MUSIC
President Campbell Has Prom
ised Aid; Instructors Say
Plans Are Afoot.
Eventually the school of music hopes
to have a building suitable for its pur
poses and, although now it is merely a
possibility as was the women’s building
project at one time, the dream will be
realized say the music instructors.
At tin' alumni banquet last June there
w as serious discussion of tin1 matter and
President Campbell promised to do all
lie could to further the project as soon as
the time is ripe for another new building.
It is generally felt that the school should
rank equally as well in equipment as any
other department in the University.
A music library, through which stu
dents could rent opera scores, collections
of works of the famous composers and
sheet music at nominal cost will eventu
ally be opened, said Prof. J. J. Lauds
bury. This plan is carried out in Simp
son, Oberlin and Urinnell, where the
schools of music are unusually strong,
the instructor said.
Practice rooms have been partitioned
off in the school of music building which
was formerly occupied by the civil en
gineering department and pianos have
been installed. As the scope of the de
partment increases steadily with the
growth of the University and the present
building is being used to its full capa
city, Dean Lyman feels there is every
reason to believe that a new one will be
needed whenever there is any opportun- I
ity to urge Its erection. I
PSYCHOLOGIST TO SPEAK
ON CHOOSING A VOCATION
Last of Vocational Lectures Will Be
Given By Dr. E. S. Conklin in
Deady, Thursday at 7 P. M.
Dr. E. S. Conklin will lecture Thur -
duy night lit 7 |>. m. in Professor Howe's
room In Deudy hull on “How to Choose
ii Vocation,” dealing witli the problem
of selecting a life-calling from more or
less of a psychological standpoint. Dr.
Conklin will say something about the
methods which is being suggested by
some psychologists for the determination
of relative ability for different profes
sions and about the property of adapting
oneself to a profession.
This will be the last of a series of
vocational addresses which have been
given during the last semester under the
auspices of the University Y. M. C. A.
Commencing with October 111, ten of
these lectures have been given, one ev
ery week, and have been of considerable
interest around the campus, since prac
tically all of the leading professions have
been covered by the different speakers.
The program has included as lecturerst
Dr. D. W. Morton, Hon. P A. Moore,
Professor E. P. Lawrence, Dr. II. 1).
Sheldon, Coach Hezdek, Bishop Sumner,,
John L. Travis, and Dr. A. ,T. McKenzie.
All expenses of these men, such as
railroad fare, have come out of the local
Y. M. C. A. budget.
TO CHANGE JUNIOR WEEK-END
Professor O. P. Stafford is in charge
of a committee to make the spirit of
Junior Week End more representative
of the University. Plans have not been
formulated at yet. The faculty committee
will meet with a student committee at an
early date to confer on the proposed sit
BE DECIDED TOMORROW
Other Measures Empower Exec
utive Council to Control
To amend article 1. section 2 of the
constitution to provide that students
registered in any school or depart
ment of the University may he mem
bers of the associated student body.
To amend article 3, section 3, and
article 5, section 3 to provide for the
control of all athletics for which “0”s
are awarded by the athletic council,
and for the control of all other ath
letics by the executive committee.
To amend article 15 to provide for
the establishment of the University
of Oregon Co-operative store, of
which the student council shall be
board of directors, the student body
to share the profits and losses.
The above amendments, given in syn
opsis, are to be voted on tomorrow, at
the polls in Villa rd hall. Polls will be
open from 10 o’clock till 12, and from
12:30 till 2.
These amendments apply to the re
vised constitution as submitted at the
last student body meeting, and accepted
by the associated students.
The question has been asked whether
women’s hockey is provided for in the
second amendment. Hockey is not
specifically mentioned, but is con
strued by Cloy cl Dawson, chairman of
the revision committee to be included
among “minor sports,” which are to be
controlled by the executive committee.
Fred Dunbar and Wallace Kakin,
with several assistants, will be in charge
of the polls.
Foodstuff Prices, Healthful
Menus, Recipes, Issued by
"Market prices lmve changed but little
since Inst week and there is still a good
variety of vegetables,” reads the Horne
Science column in the Emerald. There
is no need for the house managers of the
various fraternities and sororities to
make inquiry about the change in the
price of foods or to cudgel their brains
for healthful menus, for it is already
done for them by the Home Science club
in the Kmerald.
The prices of meats, fishes, vegetables
and nuts are listed and suggestions are
made for the use of left-overs. Menus
for every meal, and several recipes are
‘‘President Campbell believed that the
fraternity houses were not devoting
enough time and thought to the making
of menus,” said Mrs. R M. Day, presi
dent of the Home Science club. “He
thought that they were getting too many
starches and too few fruits. He came
to me and asked me if 1 did not think the
Home Science club would take charge of
a column in the Emerald.”
"1 find in the menus that there is
sometimes too much for breakfast and
too little for luncheon," said tin1 man
ager of one of the men’s fraternities.
“But 1 have been using some of the re
cipes and suggestions. The boys re
quire a heartier meal at niton than is
given on the lists.”
Several of the sororities have been
[ looking over these menus and as one of
the managers said, "have found them
Three nf the members of the Home
Science club, Mrs. 1). C. Sowers, Mr .
W. It. Smith and Mrs. R L. Stetson have
been teachers of domestic science. The
twenty members have been divided into
committees of four and each committee
serves one month.
"At first everything was figured out by
calories, but we have found it much
easier to plan the meals by using a va
riety of good digestible food without lay
ing so much stress on the calories,” said
Mrs. (’. II. Edmondson, who is to be the
chairman fur the coining month. “But the
club does not wish to go to the trouble
of printing these menus, unless it feels
assured that they are being made use of.
We do not wish to occupy space in your
paper unless it is helping you.
“Each member of the club is receiving
the Emerald during the time the column
is printed," went on Mrs. Edmonson.
"We arc trying the recipes and are clip
ping them for further use.”