OREGON OFFICIAL ORGAN VOL. 17. OF STUDENT BODY m 8 EUGENIS, OREGON, TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 1916. NO. 64. m SPATTERS GLOOM ON BASEBALL OUTLOOK Team Where It Was Two Weeks Ago Says Coach Bezdek. ; “pont”infEdwobkswell Bight Field Remains an.Enig r ma. Medley Assured of v Left Garden Job. (Jimmy Sheehy) *t For the ’steenth time this spring the - tain has put the damper on outdoor i ; baseball practice and once more the var sity will work out on the gymnasium * floor. Until the weather moderates the pitchers will take their daily warmups indoors and the rest of the squad will » keep in condition by playing handball and basketball. * “The team right now is where it was before the heavy snow of two weeks ago,” said Coach Bezdek, after the reg ulars had gone through an hour of bat ting practice and fielding stunts last „ night on the rain soaked diamond. “I have a line on my material now—the v question is whether they will come through or not. The boys are ready for v the finishing touches. However unless we have good weather our chances in * the conference will be almost nil.” Bez is quite we!'.' satisfied with the manner in which his pony infield is . ‘ handling the ball. Captain Cornell, Grebe and Maison are all Lilliputians, but their * pepper and fight offsets any deficiencies * in stature. “Speed” Maison although riot a flashy ball player is as steady as an 8day clock and is ever reliable. He has ■- a good arm, and ought to hit well in the conference games. Few balls will get by him this year at third base. <* Captain “Anse” Cornell is a real ball player and is the only “old hand” on the r inner works. Now that his knee is not f bothering him Ance bids fair to have a big year. He is hitting in third place in .* the batting order and is meeting the ball squarely. Walter Grebe on second was f handicapped in getting a late start due to illness. He is fielding well, but as yet he has i not located his batting eye. Joe McLean is a big surprise on first base. Joe is coming fast and has the making of a good ball player. Right field still remains an enigma < to Coach Bezdek. He is not exactly satis fied with Wilhelm or Woods, although he is not through with them. Bez in tends to give Joe Hedges a try out in the gardens. In a pinch either Bill * Tuerck or Dick Nelson will be groomed for the place. Medley’s rapid improve ment practically assures him of the left veldt job. Shy Huntington spent the week-end at Seattle and had an opportunity to get a line on the Washington team. “They lose pitcher Bryant and outfielder Thompson, two of their best hitters, but they expect to beat us nevertheless,” said Shy. Upon the showing of Bill Tuerck, Dick Nelson and Scoop Rathbun depends the success of the team. “Without good pitching w*» can’t do anything,” said Bez. “All three men have good stuff and ought to come through in fine style.” Coach Bezdek plans to give some blackboard talks to the team whenever the weather is bad. Plays will be gone over so that the men can learn some inside baseball. Y. W. GETS MANY CO-EDS Delta Gamma Supplies 22 of 194 Mem hers; Presbyterians in Evidence. Delta Gamma has the largest number . of members in the Y. W. C. A.—22. 'Kappa Alpha Theta is second with 21; Gamma Phi Beta and Kappa Kappa Gamma tie for third place with 18; Al pha Phi and Mary Spiller Hall each have 14; Chi Omega has 10; Delta Delta Delta has nine; and Pi Beta Pi has five girls in the organization. There are 13 town girls in the association, which brings the total membership to 194, the largest women’s organisation on the campus. The membership cards reveal that 12 church denominations are represented. The Y. W. C. A. has 60 Presbyterians; 37 Methodists; 32 Episcopalians and the other churches are represented as fol lows: Congregational. 15; Baptist, 10; Christian, ninr; Christian Science, six; i Catholic, five; Lutheran, four; Unitarian, I three; Quaker, one and United Brethren, | one. Twenty have no preference. STUDENT COUNCIL MEETS Wednesday at 7:30 p. m. in Library Building. MysteriousHunch Deceives Dyment Mystic Command Results in 18 Hours of Hunger and Discomfort. Professor Colin V. Dyment is super stitious. He is no ordinary voo-doo doc tor, but the only surviving astrological, alchemistical Cagliostro left in the busi ness. He glories in it, and foretelling the future is the easiest thing he does. The spirit was on him strong last Thursday, when Professor A. F. Red die urged him to join a select party for a motor trip to' Portland. Mr. Dyment wanted to go, in fact he decided on the spot, that he would go, but every time he walked close up to Mr. Reddie’s Chal mers a mystic urge shoved him back, and an unearthly voice whispered: “Beware!” So the professional Cagliostro made polite excuses, and, still desiring to go to Portland, slipped over to the Oregon Electric" station and paid $7.20 in real money for a ticket. The sequel is that the Chalmers out did itself, skimmed over hill and vale with its merry party, and returned in record time. Meanwhile, Mr. Dyment was on a train on the Oregon Electric. There was no dining car, and no sleeper. A storm blocked the road, and the traveller returned minus one dinner, one break fast, and a conventional night’s sleep. ^ The train was 18 hours late. He says he slept on a rear platform of the obser cation car. — - UNIVERSITY WOMEN MAY FORMREDCROSS CORPS Miss Harriet Thomson Interest ed in Starting Auxiliary to Men’s Drill Companies. Not to be outdone by the men of the University, organizers under the direc tion of Miss Harriet Thomson, are now fathoming sentiment among the women to determine whether or not organiza tion of a Red Cross corps would be feas ible. “This is a co-educational institution,” says Miss Thomson, “and since the men are interested in military preparedness on a purely voluntary basis there is no reason why the women should not show equal interest in affiliating with the National Red Cross association on the same basis. As far as I know there h no precedent in the United States for this but I do not see why we can not be pioneers ini the movement.” President Campbell thinks such a move would be admirable and Mrs. G. T. Ger linger, member of the Board of Regents, and serving on the military drill com mittee, heartily endorses it. The idea originated with Miss Thom son when she attended the men’s mass meeting Friday. She immediately wrote to the national headquarters at Washing ton, D. C., in order to find out if affilia tion were possible. Some “live-wire” spirits among the girls have been boosting the plan and tomorrow the plan will be presented be fore the regular gymnasium classes and a straw vote taken. If organization follows the company will first be known as the “Voluntary First Aid” company, having as its pur pose training in first aid so that war patients could be given preliminary treat ment to prepare them for a surgeon. —- =— ■■ ' =ri “Free Lances” Relate “Thrillers” | Carl Crowe and John Kelly, Newspapermen, Speak to the | Journalism Classes. Relation of Experiences in | Orient Deals With Customs There. I' — - Carl Crow and John Kelley, two “free lance” newspaper men, spoke to classes in journalism yesterday. This is the first time that the classes have heard lec tures by men not regularly connected with a paper. Mr. Crow, who has returned recently from the Orient where he was affiliat ed with American papers in Shanghai and Tokio vied with Mr. Kelley, maga zine and Chicago news writer, in relat ing “thrillers” in the news gathering game. “I would never take a desk position if it were offered me,” said Mr. Crow. “It’s the reporter who gets the real ex perience. I had the good fortune to travel with Samuel Blythe, the peer of war correspondents while he was in China and Siberia, and the thing of ' which he seemed most proud was the fact that he was a reporter.” Mr. Crow told of an experience in China in covering a flood on the Yang tse Kiang river. "The Chinese, as a whole, are very reticent,” said Mr. Crow, “and they considered the flood as a work of God and something that they were not concerned in. After several days of interviewing, the interpreter who had been with me asked if it were the flood that I was seeking Information abo'ut, and took me to the chief beggar whom he said would know all the particulars. After a good deal of minor questioning, we arrived at the subject of the flood and in a very sohrt time I had all the information I wished. “The beggar was glad to find a sym pathetic listener to whom he could re late his woes. It seems the man had put begging in the town on a purely com mercial basis from which the profession als derived a substantial income. The flood had brought an influx of alien beggars who were running those of the town out of business. The chief appeal ed to me as a foreigner to suggest some remedy. “Still investigating the damage done by the flood, I went up the river from Hankow to Kukiang. There were no interpreters that I could find but after several dajto, I discovered a Jesuit priest. He could not understand any lan guage which I could speak and I was equally as dull. Finally he brought out an Anglo-French dictionary and after five hours of good hard work during j which we translated each others conver- j sation, I at last had my story complete. “In Japan,” continued Mr. Crow, “the news is censored by the police who are continually bewailing the fact that they haven’t more power so that they could suppress foreign publications such as the wTorks of Ibsen which they declare are- ruining the morals of the Japanese people. Any story that reflects upon the royal family, no matter how important can not be printed “There is a tradition In Japan that no member of the royal family may die out side of Tokio, and at the time of the death of the Empress Dowager the newspapers had difficulty in handling the story. The empress took ill and died at her summer home outside of Tokio on April 10, but until she had been brought back to Tokio, the announce ment was deferred. In order to get around this handicap, the Japanese Ad vertiser printed the announcement of the death of :he empress and sent the papers out to all news stands with the directfons to ( pen os soon as her death was officially published. The body was brought in on the train, the servants go ing through (he formality of offering the body food. At Tokio the body was put in a closed coach and driven to the palace before the death was actually an nounced. Five! minutes later the copies of the Advertiser were sold in towns as fas as 200 mil'es away from the capital.” Mr. Crow did war corresponding In China during the Revolution four years ago. He told of having to get up at 3:30 every morning and travel seven miles to -interview General Sun Tat Sen before breakfast. According to Mr. Crow, the Japanese did not enter the present war because of an enmity toward Germany, but more from a hope of gain. “I suppose that in order to uphold the “class hour” oratoh, I must give some advice,” he said, “and I will cite Mr. Blythe again. The most remarkable thing I noticed about him while I was his traveling companion was the insa tiable curiosity that he displayed at all times. No onei could enter a cafe where we were eating or a hotel where we were stopping without him wanting to know all his personal history, and he generally elieve that for newspaper od trait, for ultimately it we are interested in, not learned it. I men it is a gc is people that things.” FRIARS announce the election of HAROLD HAMSTREET JOHN BECKETT -r Javelin Throw Lays Moose Low '---- I Fans Gasp as College, Hurdler Staggers Under Weight of Crimson Bandage. _ I Bandages, blood and “Moose” Muir head staggering along. Gasps, fears, tremblings—a hurdler hurt?—the populace gathers round. Whispers—silence. 1 A query: How? “A javelin in the head.” | “Dangerous?” “Mortal.” , “Moose” walked on. The white swathed head bowed low. A great crim son smear was spreading above the tem ple. The fans saw three first places fading into the horizon. Then the truth leaked out. The blood was too brilliant to be nat ural. The stooping walk toy feigued to be real. The bandage too neat to be true. Bill Hayward had! been practic ing. An artistic bandage is too good a thing to waste and “Moose” had to wear the dummy swathing until it could be exhibited to Bill’s class in' bandaging. That is all. ! DEBATERS ARE PREPARED Stanford and Washington Contests on Friday, March 24, Wl|ll See New Teams. With the meets with Washington and Stanford looming up on the horizon, the ’Varsity debating teams are .utilizing all their time in final preparations. The first scrimmage was held last: night whes the question: “Resolved, thrtt the Unit ed States should maintain a navy above third rank in fighting efficiency,” was discussed pro and con by Earl Fleiseh mann and Walter L. Myers, ithe affirma tive team, and Cloyd Daivsom and Nich olas Jaureguy, negative, vdiile Prof. Robert W. Prescott, coach pf debaters, umpired, coached and criticised. Judging from all the repoirts circulat ing from the camps of the enemy, they are working with equal fervor in their separate efforts to turn out a winning offensive and defensive arguments. The Washington team has their farmer coach, Dean Arthur R. Priest, who has had a reputation in the past of turning out good strong teams. The Stanford coach, Lee M.' Bassett, was a former assistant of Dean Priest. Both teanps are com posed of experienced men and we are assured of a good reception from each,” stated Cloyd Dawson, Oregon's veteran captain. Rosalind Bates, who with IPleischmann defeated one of the O. A. ()• teams, wiil not be permitted to debate because the contracts with both Universities call for men debaters. To fill this vacancy, Professor Prescott has switched Myers to the affirmative and put “Nick” Jaure guy, a veteran of last year wjio has been out the early part of the season on ac count of illness, with Dawson. Both teams are lining up in good style, according to Professor Prescott and will be in good shape by March 24 when the test comes. APRONSTRING FOR OHIO. Ohio State has forbidden any member of the varsity football team to play pro fessional football after he leaves college, under the penalty of losing his standing in the “O” association, which is formed of letter men. If regulations continue, the only legitimate thing for the varsity athlete to do after he graduates, will be to retire or enter the ministry. KANSAS PAWNS BDOKS The men’s student council at the uni versity of Kansas conducted a second hand book exchange this semester and did business during the week to the ex tent of $50, CHICAGO HAS SEMETIC ' COURSES Courses in Japanese and Ithe Chinese languages will be offered at (Chicago next year. Russian and Semetic courses are al ready in vogue. MILITARY DRILL PETITIONERS WILL ORGANIZE TOMORROW AFTERNOON Indications Are That 200 Will Tdm Out. Governor Withycombei Writes Commendatory Letter to President Campbell Re-j garding Movement. Officer^ Will Be Elected and Drill Started at Once. Enthusiasm Runs High. Step number one in the organization of voluntary drill companies at the Uni versity will be taken tomorrow at 3:20 o’clock in Villard hall, when all those who have signed the drill petition, and all others interested, will meet to elect temporary officers, to decide when the first get-together at the O. N. G. ar mory shall take place, and to name when and how often the drill shall be held during the remainder of the semester. The temporary officers will be: captain, first lieutenant and second lieutenant. •The meeting tomorrow noon will be presided over by Secretary Grimes, as sisted probably by A .C. Shelton, who is well known in connection with his Mazarna club work, nnd who is enthus iastic about the military movement. Col onel C. C. Hammond will attend to sug gest and help in the organization. At faculty colloquium tonight, an in vitation will be extended to all members who wish to enter the movement. Governor Withycombe Writes. President Campbell today received a letter from Governor Withycombe, in ^hich the state executive voiced hearty a >proval of the plan and satisfaction with the way students are taking up t\teir part in the responsibilities of pre paredness. ( The governor says, in part, '“While I emphatically oppose everything which might tend to stir up undue hysteria re garding the possible outcome of the pre sent international relations, yet I do be lieve that the time is past for us to fol low the absurd exaruilple of the ostrich and bury our heads in the sands of false security.” No Interference With Athletics , Those behind the movement denied to day that drill will at all interfere with athletics, and assured that baseball and track men who so wish will be able to turn out for drill also. “Bill” Hayward says he is heartily in sympathy with the n^ovement especially because it is vol untary. "I would not be in favor with it if it were compulsory.” he says. More than 200 are expected at the meeting tomorrow noon. SOCCER REAL SPORT IN EAST Is an AII-the-Year-Around Game and Rated High as Aid to Manhood. Soccer in the United States is mobil izing approximately 100,000 hoys and young men each year. 52,934 persons paid admission to -witness the champion ship game for the National Challenge Cup for the scnson 1914-15. No world series baseball game has ever attracted more than 50,000 paying spectators. It is evident that the east holds soc cer in mueE greater esteem than the west. Bernard N. Click, in his recent il luminating account of the expansion of association football in the United StateB as an all-the-ycar-around game, in the Philadelphia Public Ledger, booms soccer as a prime aid in “preparedness,” He said: “For the l(ist few months the question of preparedness has been oc cupying the public mind, and many plans are still under consideration, but what ever individuals may think of the ways and means to attain this end, nil are en gaged on the fundamental importance to the nation of a healthy, robust man hood. During the last decade all nnti6ns have come to realize that nothing tends to keep their youth fitter than a steady devotion to outdoor sports, and the pow ,ers that be have done all in their pow er to encourage any step in this direction. Soccer has the proper qualifications. It is nationally possible because it is suit able for all sizes and conditions of play ers, is of a simple nature, is inexpen sive and capable of being played almost unywhere, the vacant lot, the playground, or the carefully prepared field. Not only this, but it is spectacular enough to at tract support from spectators, and inter esting enough to keep it when once ob tained.” JAMES MOTT TO COACH PLAY University Players Produce “Fortune Hunter” on March 31 at Eugene. The University players will stage the "Fortune Hunter” March 31, and April 1, at the Eugene theatre. The curtain will rise at 8:30 in order that all who go to the Y. M. C. A. banquet, which will also be given that night, may be able to at tend. James W. Mott, who produced “Brown of Harvard,” with a local cast for the Eugene Radiators last year, will coach the players. Mr. Mott, who will arrive in town today, will cnst the play and start rehearsals immediately. Mr. Mott is reputed to be one of the best dramatic coaches in the country. It is said that his plays approach profes sional excellence more nearly than do any other amateur productions. A few weeks ago he put on the “For tune Hunter” in Salem which met with such a success that people had to be turned away from the doors. I^ast week Mr. Mott staged “Arizona,” the junior class play, at O. A. C., to a [crowded house. “Council Becoming Too Administrative and Is Forgetting Function,” i Says Tooze. I All exofflcio members should be abolished from the student council, ac cording to Lamar Tooze, president of the student body, except possibly the vice Piresident of the student body, who would act as presiding officer. This arrange ment would eliminate the president and secretary of the Associated Students, the editor of the Emerald, and the president oil the Woman’s league. 1 “The council iB becoming too much of aii administrative body,” asserted Tooze. “It is forgetting its function as a place Where student sentiment is formulated. Ill, as has been said, the trouble arises hitcause the council is too large, this sterns to me the only practical way of re ducing the membership.” Tooze expects to bring this matter up for discussion at the council meeting Wednesday evening. At this time also the advisory council for the yell-leader Will be elected, Junior Week-end plans discussed, and further arrangements made for the cooperative store. I ' - ISO OUT 10 CONCERT Miss Barbara Lull,, Child Violinist of k Portland, Well Reoelved In Eugene. ' An audience of two hundred and fifty people was well entertained at the con cert given by the University orchestra i«l Villnrd hall last Friday evening. Se lections from Kreisler, Mozart, Elgar d Schubert were of a variety and scope ppily chosen to reveal the ability and versatility of the orchestra. The ren dition of Schubert’s beautiful “Unfinished Symphony” was particularly effective and well received. One of the most interesting features ojl' the program was contributed by Portland’s child violinist, Miss Barbara Lull. This young musician is but 11 y^'ars old. She started The study of the vijolin at the age of five years, under hur mother, who is herself an accom plished musician, and today displays tal ent and ability quite remarkable in so youthful an artist. She won fhe au dience as much by her simple girlishness and enviable stage presence, as by the power and technique of her playing. She was charmingly and effectively accom panied by Mrs. Thacher. Ronald’s “Cycle of Life,” as sung by Mir. Albert Gillette, was wen and pleas ingly rendered. The satisfactory execution of this well balanced program Friday night spozj eloquently of the talent and industry of Miss Winifred Forbes, the orchestra director.