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Y. M. C. A. EDITION
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EUGENE, OREGON, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1916.
14 STUDENTS ADOPT
ERR THEIR FUTURES
Several Have Definitely Decid
ed tp Go Abroad in Differ
ent Forms of Service.
Y. I HERS TAKE TOURS
Deputations Go to Southern
Oregon. Meetings Also
i Held on Campus.
Eolith j America and China, according
to J. D. Foster, general secretary of the
University Y.M.C.A., will be the adopt
ed countries of 14 students of the Uni
versity, .who, expecting to follow their
life work in foreign countries, have or
ganized themselves into what is called a
student Volunteer band. The greater part
of this dumber will take up social ser
vice and jreligipus work. Several however,
intend toy be industrial leaders, educators,
and physicians. They meet every two
weeks, under the auspices of the Y. M.
C. A. fo^- study and devotional services.
Among the fourteen are four women,
Jewel To^ier, Mary Gillies, Goldie Wells,
and Helen Brenton. The men are: A.
L. Webb( James MeCallum, Douglas
Corpron. John Black, Dale Melrose, Har
old Humbert, Clinton Thienes, Randal
Scott, Erie Lane and J. D. Foster.
While .these students are studying for
W’ork in remote countries, they, with the
other members of the Y. M. C. A. are
also sending out deputations to the dif
ferent pajrts of Oregon to spread the in
fluence of that organization. Creswell,
Springfield, and various places in south
ern Oregon have been visited under C.
II. Edmundson, assistant professor of
zoology, 15 members w'ent to Cresw'ell
in Octobef, played basket ball games, con
ducted 10 or 12 meetings and various
social events. Springfield was visited
in November with Walter Dimm in
charge, Here an attempt wras made to
arouse enthusiasm for the building of a
gymnasium for the lumbermen of the
Nine students spent 12 days in south
ern Oregpn during the Christmas holi
days, giying talks and programs, and
playing basketball. The expenses of the
trip were, $120, and all but $13 was
cleared on the way.
During, the spring vacation another
deputation will go to The Dalles, Hood
River and Portland.
Eighty four men have been enrolled in
the Bible study classes of the associa
tion, of which there have been 9. These
are held j at several of the fraternity
houses and the- different churches. Among
the leadens of these meetings were: War
rn I). Smith, head of the geology de
partment ^ X. C. Grimes, secretary to
the president; Reverend William Par
sons, of the Presbyterian church; J. D.
Foster, secretary of the Y. M. C. A.,
Dr. A. JE. Caswell, assistant ‘profes
sor of physics; Dr. Ford of Eugene; Dr.
I). W. Morton, dean of Commerce, and
Prof. A. R. Sweetser, head of the botany
department. In the spring classes, Mr.
Foster expects to have 140 enrolled.
A new series of courses has been
started with a talk by Dr. George Rebec
on the "Essentials of Russia.” Rev.
A. M. Spangler, Rev. E. C. Wigmore, Dr.
A. E. Caswell and Rev. Louis S. Cupp
will all take part in the meetings with
talks on present-day problems.
Concerning the meetings of the Y. M.
C. A. Mrj Foster says, "I’d like to see
more regular meetings, so that a more
definite Yj. M. spirit may be crystalized
and kept up. At present the members
don't see, enough of each other. It is
hard for pach department to know what
the other, is doing.”
Held under the joint auspices of the
University Y. W. and Y. M. C. A., are
the Vesper services that take place once
a month ip Villard hall.
The first of these was held in October
with President Doney'of Willamette uni
versity as speaker. His topic was “Marks
of a Man,”. Bishop Walter T. Sumner,
of the diocese of Oregon, spoke in the
November, meeting on social service. In
January, |>r. George Rebec, head of the
philosophy, department, gave a talk on
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“CHITRA” IS PRODUCED
BY DRAMATIC CLASS
Echo Zahl Stars In Hindu Play Given
by Beginners; First of
“Chitra”, a one-act symbolical play by
was presented by
members of Professor Reddie’s begin
ning class in dramatic interpretation yes
Ei^ho Zahl took the part of Chitra,
the Hindu princess who, in order that
she might win the man she loved, was
endowed by the gods with supreme beauty
for one year's time. Earl Smith played
the part of C-hitra’s lover, while Ever
ett Callison was the god of love and
Victor Sether the gcd of youth and
The production was
perfect, and was adjud
Professor Reddie that another perform
ance will be given some evening later
in the year before an invited audience.
This is the first of a series* of plays
to be put on during the class hour. A
committee from the class chooses a play,
selects the cast, and th« committee chair
man acts as ceach. Mrs. Helen Wilson
The next of the stries, “In His House”
under the direction of Adrienne Epping,
will be put on Monday morning. Visit
ors are not allowed except by special
permission of Mr. Reddie.
dged so good by
Statement of the
tion of the Y. M.
Office expenses .
Traveling expenses ..
Secretary’s Salary ....
National Pledge .
State Pledge .
Bible Study ..
Social Service .
Deficit from last two tears....
Sources of Revenue
Candy, etc., profits...
Eugene friends .
State friends (not
to be Amount
Alumni) .1328.00 716.75
$ 2378.00 1527.25
Amount Needed.$ 850.75
Since the beginning of the year, the
treasurer has been able to meet the ex
penses incurred and the salary pro
mised for the current year, but no
reduction has been made in the debt
bequeathed us from thcf last two years.
From the above figures it may be
been that the amount necessary and
still to be pledged is $850.75. If this
amount is raised and the cabinet and
general secetarry are relieved of this
burden, the efficiency and standard of
the work can be made a good deal
higher. As it stands now, the general
secretary has to spend a third of his
time in seeing that the budget is rais
ed. The resources are now becoming
developed to a degree that, if once out
of debt, the Association is not likely
again to fail to raise its budget. The
deficit of $650.00 is in the form of
notes and open accounts.
HERMAN M. GILFILEN,
GIRLS UNION WILL GIVE
SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN
A gift of $5,000 for the purpose of
maintaining the San Francisco Girls’
Scholarship, was announced at the last
meeting of the regents of California.
The income is to be applied to the sup
| port of some worthy and needy woman
student who will be appointed annually by
Cornell University took a straw vote
i on woman suffrage just before New
York state voted on the question last
fall. The vote of the undergraduates was
512 for to 297 against, an* the faculty
| vote was 72 for and only 18 against.
Only 809 undergraduates voted at ail
out of the great student body.
Y. W. C. A. PAGEANT
IS ASSEMBLY PROGRAM
“Girls of Yesterday and Today”
to Celebrate 50th Anniver
sary of Founding.
“Girls of Yesterday and Today” is the
name of a pageant to be presented by
the Young Women’s Christian association
in assembly Wednesday. The affair is
given in honor of the 50th anniversary
of the institution’s founding. The leads
will be taken by Emma Wootton. as 'the
girl of 191(5, and Jauanita Wilkins, as the
girl of 1S86. Professor C. H. Edmopd
son will take the part of the husband.
The pageant will be a presentation of
the history of the association from 'the
time that it was founded 50 years
ago, each period being taken up and, il
lustrated with costumed groups. T^he
play will be divided into five section^.
The first period, which is in charge
of Helen McCornack, includes from I860
to 1876, the second in charge of Gen
evieve Chapin, the period from 18761 to
In charge of some of the groups of
the pageant are: Vera Olmsted, factbry
girls; Mary Chambers, foreign girls;
Beatrice Gaylord, country girls; Echo
June Zahl, athletic girls; Cora Hos
ford, clerical workers; Roberta Kilham,
gymnasium girls; Eyla Walker, college
The founding celebration, or jubilee, is
not confined to the University of Ore
gon association alone, but is a national
affair. O. A. C. is to hold a jubilee! of
similar nature today and all over the
United States pageants wil. be given dur
ing the month. The month is known as
the “Y. W. C. A. Jubilee Month.”
The whole thing is under the charge
of 'Miss Mary Gillies of the Y. W_ C. A.
Mrs. Eric W. Allen is doing the coaching
and Mrs. E. S. Bates is in general charge.
Miss Winifred Forbes and Dean Lyman
have charge of the music for the pro
duction and Miss Amy Dunn is overseeing
The cast will include about 100 char
acters. The play was written by the nat
ional secretary of the association, sind
was sent all over the United States
to be produced during the month of Feb
The assembly is open to nnyone, every
one. A number of guests have been 'in
vited by the Y. W. C. A. The Eugene high
school girls have also been asked as
have the people of Eugene who may be
interested in the production.
SOPHS WIN ROUGH,
Game at Cottage Grove Waxes
Hot and Furious. Townspeo
ple and Players Pugilistic.
The sophomore basketball team ma'de
a trip to Cottage Grove last Friday
night, and administered a sound drub
bing both literally and figuratively to
the Military club of that city. The
game proved exciting from start to fin
ish and several dozen “free for alls”
were staged, resulting in a few such
minor injuries to the Oregon men as
deep marks of teeth on “Shy” Huntiiig
ton’s shoulder and bruises on the other
members of the 1918 quintet, showing, a
thorough knowledge of the art of tackling
on the pa A.of the Cottage Grove bas
ketball-football team. The audience also
exhibited puglistic tendencies at times,
and it was all the referee and umpire
could do to keep them from swooping
down and trying to “beat up” the visit
Despite the opposition offered by the
townspeople and the handicap of a slick
waxed floor, the sophomores won the
game, 39 to 27. The Oregon line-up wins
as follows: Huntington and Woods, for
wards; Risley, center; Medley and Ken
sington, guards. Knighton scored 10
points, and Woods 17. The Cottage
Grove players were Bartels, Berg, .Smith,
Milne and Mickles.
The stands at the University of Wash
ington were destroyed by the weight of
snow during the storm which hit tile
coast last week.
TO WRESTLE AGGIES
Shockley Chooses Team to
Meet O. A. C. on the Mat
Coach Shockley has picked the wrest
ling team which is to meet O. A. C. next
Saturday night. They are probably Har
old Prestel, Gordon Clark, Dal King, El
lwyn Rutherford, Bruce Flegal and Ber
nard Breeding. The final tryouts were
pulled off Monday afternoon in the gym
nasium and the men who aspired to rep
resent the University in the meet were
all given a chance to show what they
' In the first, bout at 185 pounds l’res
tel threw Dundore twice straight. The
first fall came in 45 seconds and the
second in three minutes. He secured both
falls from a head chancery and a bar
Daley and Clark in the 125 pound class
went at it hammer and tongs for the
first six minutes, neither one being able
to put his opponent’s shoulders to the
canvas. Clark was in several bad places
at different times, but managed to wiggle
out. Coach Shockley called the first bout
a draw. In the second bout between these
two men, although neither man was able
to throw the other, the referee gave
Clark the decision after six minutes of
lively tussling. It now looks as if it is up
to Clark to liieet O. A. C’s 125 pounder.
King, who will represent the Univer
sity in the 158 pound division, went a
fast bout with Williams, the freshman
heavyweight, who will be unable to enter
the meet because of the freshman rule.
Rutherford, who will wrestle at 145
next Saturday night, had a good workout
tonight, ns did Felgel, the 115 pound
man, and Breeding, who will wrestle in
the light heavyweight class.
All the bouts were fast and the men
showed a willingness to sail in and do
their best. The meet next Saturday night
in the gymnasium promises to be good
and it will also give the students a chance
to make use of their student body tick
EXPERT BUYER ADDED
TO. COMMERCE SCHOOL
New York Man Will Take
Charge of Salesmanship
The school of commerce is to add to
its teaching staff G. Robert McAustan,
of Brooklyn, New York. He will arrive on
February 20 or 27 and will immediately
take up salesmanship classes.
“As a buyer for departments of one
of the department stores of the east, he
has had quite a good deal of the kind of
experience that we want, and should
prove a valuable man,” said Pro
fessor D. W. Morton yesterday. “With
the experience that is included and
needed in a course of this kind he will
be able to bring out the practical side
of salesmanship to the best advantage.
“He was a teacher for some time in
the east at the Brooklyn high school, and
at Columbia university, where he taught
classes in demonstrations of salesman
ship and advertising. He has written a
book on salesmanship and has had it
published. Also he taught in the econo
mists trade school, one of the large eco
nomic schools of the east.”
Mr. McAustan started in business in
his father's store in Providence It. I., and
after that he began to specialize in sales
manship and advertising. lie was at one
time a member of the legislature of
To aid the pageant committee in get
ting the co-operation of the students in
the Oregon pageant the student council
has appointed the following committee:
Mandell Weiss, chairman; Frances Shoe
maker, and Robert Bean.
This committee is merely a tentative
advisory one and its duty is to work
out a system to aid the pageant commit
tee in getting the students’ aid and sup
port, according to Professor Thacher.
Mrs. S. P. Wilde, of Portland is a
guest of Mary Spiller hall.
PROFESSOR DUNN FIRST
HEAD OF ADVISORY BOARD
Latin Teacher Recalls Early Days of
Christian Association at the
“The \'l M. C. A. as a permanent or
ganization* in connection with the stu
dent body is a' growth in evolution,”
declared Prof. F. S. Dunn, of the Latin
department, first president of the organ
ization at the “U” of Oregon.
“In lS'.i”, when the Y. M. O. A. was
first permanently established at the Uni
versity, as a consequence of a visit of
John It. Mott, national Y. M. C. A. offi
cial,” continued Professor Dunn, “eight
men were delegated to go to the first
state meeting at Salem. Leave of ab
sence wasja mark of great leniency on the
part of the faculty, for at that time such
privileges were not granted.”
Professor Dunn became first president
of the advisory board when he returned
as a member of the faculty 10 years ago
and remained president for five years.
REX OFFERS PRIZES
Fifty per cent of the receipts of the
Rex theatre on Wednesday will go to
the Woman’s building. The regular
15 cent admission will be charged.
Each sorority house and organiza
tion has one members selling tickets.
The management of the Hex offers
two prizes for the most' tickets sold.
The first prize is $25 cash—half to
go to the building fund and half to the
young Woman. A four-day trip to
Portland for a young lady and chap
erone is. the second prize offered.
10 HEAR T00ZE AT
l i. GONFEREHGE
Gathering at Corvallis Declared
a Grand Success by
1 J. D. Foster.
Although many of the fraternity men
wore prohibited from attending because
of initiations, the University of Oregon
had the la rgest representation at the
ministry missions conference of any col
lege in thif Willamette valley. This con
ference wins held in Corvallis last week
end under the auspices of the Y. M. C. A.,
and was in direct charge of Gale Seamen,
Pacific coast secretary of the association.
The delegates who attended from here
numbered lit, and included Arlo Bristow,
It. I?. Bristow, ' Randall Scott, A. L.
Webb, Wllford Jenkins, Lamar Tpoze,
Raymond llousler, l)r. A. 10. Caswell,
Elmer Bo,,’er, George Morehouse, Joe
Tominaga,1 .T. D. Foster, Mary Gillies,
Eulalle Crosby, Dorothy Grohman,
Louise Allj*n, Goldie Wells, Jennie Mug
gins, and Ruth Westfall.
Saturday night a banquet was held for
the representatives, each college having
appointed one of its number to rsspond
to a toast. Dr. A. 10. Caswell of the
University spoke on the value of such
conferences to the state, and Dr. H. S.
Wilkinson gave a talk on “The Need for
Statesmanlike Qualifications in the Min
istry.” Sunday afternoon was given over
to addresses in the (). A. C. women’s
gymnasium, Dr. Kenneth Latourette of
Reed college spoke on “Christ Centered
Lives,” Dr1, Moody of the Laymen’s mis
sionary movement, on “The Needs of
Africa,” and Dr. J. II. Boyd of Portland
on “A Ministry Alive to Its Time.”
Lamar 'J’ooze’s speech Sunday night
proved the biggest drawing card of any
part of the program. Over 1100 people
attended tills meeting. The subject was,
“Our Responsibility in the Peace Move
According to J. D. Foster this was the
best conference that has ever been hold.
“The O. A. (.’. peopb; took special pains
to entertain us and a most cordial re
ception was given to the delegates by
everybody. The private homes and fra
ternity houses all extended their hospi
tality, even to giving us our meals.”
Cloyd Dawson, president of the Uni
versity Y. M. C. A. says in regard to
the organization, that whatever cause
there may be in other lines for dissen
tion between faculty and students, here
is one thing about which there may be
unanimity lof purpose without friction,
even where there are honest differences
of opinion, “Here,” he says, "is where
l everyone can come straight across.”
$4,186.65 IS NETTED
FOR STUDENTS BY
Actual Amount Earned on Jobs
Secured Throubh Y. M.
BOOK EXCHANGE ADDS $400
Socials and Lectures Also Given
Under Auspices of the
Four thousand ono hundred eighty-six
dollars, sixty-five eents is the amount of
money that the college Y. M. C. A. has
turned into the pockets of men students
thus far this year, through its em
ployment agency. This sum represents
just 150 occasional and permanent
“jobs." It is .$1500 more than the Y. M.
(’. A agency was able to realize for the
students during the whole of last year.
The reason for the increase is at
tributed by J. D. Foster, general secre
tary, to a special canvass of the business
men that was conducted last fall, and to
a device used in December of sending out
with the new telephono directories of
that month cards explaining the em
The list of jobs that have been secured
is varied, but does not include nursing
children, Mr. Foster declares. Here it
is: Washing dishes, waiting on table,
stenography, gardening, canvassing for
magazines and socks, carpenteripg, in
stalling electric 'bells, house cleaning,
serving punch at dances, tutoring high
school students, reading to sick profes
sors, ushering, night watchmaning,
shoveling snow, doing office work, and
Student help is generally found satis
factory, Mr. Foster said, and many of
the jobs become permanent. There are
always men enough for the calls, though
these come in 15 deep some days. Mr.
Foster estimates that at least half of
tiie men students are working for funds,
and that a fourth are ma
In another way the Y.
iug the students money, through the
book enchunge. Four hundred dollars’
worth of books have been sold this year.
This is clear to students, for the ex
change collects no commission. Bools
aking their way
M. C. A. is sav
200 people, and
books on the
two years, the
have been sold for about
there are close to 000
If books remain over
exchange annexes them,
the sale its own. About bus come in
from this source.
Besides having financial connections,
the Y. M. 0. A. dips into society. Each
semester it holds a stag mix. where
there are pie-eating contests, and
speeches and doughnuts and “thing."
Then the association and the Y. W. C.
A. give a joint reception in the fall, at
which the beauty and chivalry of the
campus are invited to appear, and cir
culate. The 1. M. C. A. held a Hallow
e’en social this year, and was able to ar
range for five other socials to be given
at different homes in Eugene, under
church auspices. The reading room in
Deady basement is kept open from 8:30
till 5:30, except on Sunday. It is a gen
eral gathering place to read the Emerald,
cat Ilcrshey’s and jolly somebody else.
One other form of service that the
association has been able to render
University men has been the scries of vo
cational lectures scheduled this winter
on the campus. Those who have spoken
are: Dr. D. VY. Morton, Judge F. A.
Moore, Dr. II. D. Sheldon, John L.
Travis, Dr. K. A. J. Mackenzie, II. B.
Miller, Ellis F. Lawrence, and Dr. E. S.
The candy stock of the Y. M. C. A.
has brought in a clear profit of $100 this
year. And perhaps the sale of candy is_
another social service. For, without
doubt, sugar keeps the disposition sweet
and the spirits soaring.
University of California—-By unani
mous vote the Exposition Board of Dir
ectors has agreed to give to the state
commission the California Building and
$200,000 in land and money to be used
in building a state normal school.