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lUHERSnr PLAYERS .
Will STAGE COMEDY
Woman’s Building Fund to
Benefit From Proceeds of
On Friday and Saturday evenings,
March :il and J\pril 1, the University
l’layers will present at the Eugene the
atre Winchell Smith’s famous comedy
success, “The Fortune Hunter,” with the
following cast of well-known college
Nat Duncan, the fortune hunter.
rising young finan
. Robert Earl
George Burnham, a gas promoter....
Jim Long, a Wall street young man..
Larry Miller, a friend of Kellogg....
'. George Colton
Willie Bartlett, a millionaire’s son ...
.. Herman Gilfilen
Robbins, Kellogg’s butler.• •
.. Charles Collier
Sam Graham, the village druggist
. Walter Dimm
"Blinkey” Lockwood, the village
banker .Mandell Weiss
Tracey Tftnner, the liveryman’s son..
. Alex Rowen
Roland Barnett, the bank clerk.
. Ralph Allen
Pete Willing, the sheriff.
. Earl Bronaugh
Sperry, the drummer... .Earl Fleishman
Watty, the tailor.Turner Neil
Ili, the oldest inhabitant..Albert Holman
Herman, the errand boy... .Russell Fox
Betty Graham, the druggist’s daugh
ter .Miss Echo June Znhl
Josie Lockwood, the banker's daughter
..Miss Emma Wootton
A'lgie, the friend of Josie.
..Miss Martha Beer
Mary Jane.Miss Adrienne Epping
Elizabeth.Miss Junnita Wilkins
The University Players will stage
of Oregon, and the proceeds from both
performances of the play will be donat
ed to the Women’s Building fund.
The cause for which ’’The Fortune
Hunter" is being staged is such a pop
ular one, that nothing further need be
said of it here, except that the Univer
sity Players intend to give the best play
ever produced by amateur talent.
'"The Fortune Hunter" is generally
conceded to he the most successful
American comedy that has been written
during the past ten years. Incidentally
it is the highest priced royalty pluy of
any kind oil the stage. It is from the
pen of Winchell Smith, author of this
season’s biggest bit, "The Boomerang,”
now in its eighth month at the Bclasco
tins t r, in New York. It was produced at
the Gaiety theatre. New York, in 1010,
with .leek Barrymore in the title role,
and scored a n eo.nl mu of two years
at that theatre. It was the opening play
of the Baker stock company in Port
lard h. th lids season and last, and its
production is always made a "feature
bill” in all better class stock organi
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aeir production finder the auspices of
ic Women’s League of the University
Tin* Fniverslty Players have engaged
Mr. James Mutt, who produced “Brown
of llarvnrd" lure hint spring, to stage
"The l''ortune Hunter” for them, and
those who saw the college play at that
time will not need to he told what this
director is able to do with an amateur
east. At the (Srnnd theatre in Salem
last month Mr. Mott made the first au
thorized amateur production in America
of "The Fortune Hunter." It played
to two capacity houses, and more than
two hundred people were unable to gain
admission to the second performance.
The production called forth a flattering
editorial in the Capital Journal of that
city, a congratulatory letter from the
author, and comments by dramatic pa
pers throughout the country.
"The Fortune Hunter" will he
mounted throughout with new scenery,
built and painted especially for it, and
from the viewpoint of a production it is (
expected to nval anything of its Juno
that has yet been attempted on the
STUDENT COUNCIL ELECT
YELL LEADER COMMITTEE
Junior Week-End Plans Include
Demonstration Classes Fri
day; Dance After Fete.
The yell leader advisory committee
was elected at the student council meet
ing last night, as provided by the recent
ly passed amendment. Ray Goodrich,
’04, Fred Dunbar and Leslie Tooze were
chosen. Other nominees were Jack
Dolph and Bob McMurray.
“Where will we get the thousand dol
lars?’’ was the question that confronted
the council, after Chester Miller had
made a report on the co-operative store.
Mr. Miller thought a manager could be
hired for that amount. Wnat the price
per share of “Cooperative” is to be, will
not be determined until the manager is
elected, and the whole matter was left
over to the next meeting. _A possible
location of the new store will be the'
space occupied by the Y. M. C. A. book
store, and Professor George O’Donnell’s
class room. The partition would be re
moved. The council endorsed this loca
tion as one of the most desirable on the
Water Fete Thursday
Providence willing, the water fete will
be held on Thursday night, the senior
play Friday, and the junior prom Satur
day evening. The O. A. C. dual track
meet will be held Friday and the inter
“There is too much time to kill be
fore the water fete, it happens quickly,
and there is nothing to do afterward,”
said Bob McMurray. “Why not have a
little dance at the rnceway nfter the flo
tilla has passed.” It is hoped also to
have the glee clubs and the band for the
fete. One more feature, which Echo
Zahl is investigating, is fireworks. The
Columbia Fireworks company cif Port
land has a proposition which would cost
the juniors something, and another one
which wouldn’t. One or the other
might be worked in after the fete. A
parade will be staged during the week
end. And whenever it is given, it is to
Faculty Will “Be There”
It is possible that the faculty will put
on something "academic or highbrow,”
so that the week-end visitors may not
think that gayety and athletics are the
sum of college life,—this, according to
Mr. Foster. “President Campbell has no
objection to the faculty getting up some
thing good for Thursday classes,” he
explained, “but there must be no sort of
It was the “ultimate good of the Uni
versity” that Wilmot Foster had in
mind when he proposed at the student
council meeting last night that | a new
campus trndition be started at junior
week-end by awarding a decree and di
ploma to the handsomest man here
about at that time. Other features for
making week-end of unusual interest
were presented by Frank Seaiefe, Wayne
Htnter and other members of the junior
I TWICE TOLD TALES
Whitman’s baseball stock socm^ to be
a little better than par this season with
12 men on hand, but as Coach Vincent
liorleske sees room for improvement in
the infield, the recruiting station may
be called upon.
Idaho track fans are greatly enthused
over the early season showing of “Cap"
Massey, middle distance veteran. They
feel that he’s a sure bet for first prize
in every meet.
Sam Cook, ye olde tyme Oregon foot
ball plus track luminary, is breaking into
the limelight at Montana again as the
spike artists begin to blossom out. The
old Oregon vet’s latest difficulties have
to do with the chewing pastime. Sam
was leading the bunch the other eve
when the filthy weed butted in and al
most deprived him of his laurels as
champion endurance man of the skillage.
With the finis in sight and competitors
falling by the wayside at every turn—
Samuel made a miscue and swallowed his
cud of Copenhagen. Immediately all in
terest in the ultimate good of Montana
left him as well as the lead in the race,
but by judicious coughing the poison was
unloaded and latest reports inform us
that S. Cook broke the tape at the ter
mination of hostilities.
Sharpshooting at W. S. C. has just
about reached the position of maxime
cum laude or whatever they call it. The
Dietz gunmen have been registering 1000
for so many moons that the authorities
are thinking of calling all bets off and
awarding the Pullman boys champ hon
ors on suspicion.
The university of Utah walked off
with the national A. A. U. basketball
title in Chicago last week by handing the
Illinois A. A. C. a 27-27 walloping. If
the Illinois quintet bears an^ resem
blance to the bunch which toured the
northwest last season in an endeavor to
teach the natives the basket shooting
art, we surmise that the Utah gents de
serve the honors.
Anyone desiring to buy a good dome
protector, cheap, please get into imme
diate communication i£ith “Skeet” Big
bee. The w. k. Oregon diamond star
drifted around McCredie’s baseball farm
for some short time with a sky piece,
which, according to rumor, cost in. the
neighborhood of six bits. While cavort
ing about the diamond “Skeet” lost bis
curiosity nnd another of similar design
was substituted for better or for worse.
Our late lamented athlete found that the
new acquisition bore all the earmarks of
a four bone lid so now is offering same
to the highest bidder for fear the orig
inal purchaser may discover his mistake
and come back with a demand for ex
ECHO JUNE ZAHL
Queer that a military movement |
| should start on St. Patrick’s Day? j
To the directors of the women’s gym
—who deemed it wise to examine co-ed’s
feet for possible flaws—I cheerfully ded
icate this attempt, to-wit:
The only hope of Terpsichore,
At_woman’s feet- how many men have
Ah! me—It is too long a atory.
No hand can guide where feet their own
The plutocrat, the lowly,
Must needs with feet their progress
Whether fast or slowly.
But now no more can I beam down with
The trip to Panama on an armjr trans
port for the glee club of Leland Stanford
university seems assured.
The glee and mandolin clubs of the
University of Michigan have planned a
spring trip to the Pacific Coast.
Yale students are now allowed 30 ab
sent -marks from chapel. Sundays and
reading in morning prayer count as five
Russian students at Columbia recent
ly gave a concert, of which 25 per cent
of the proceeds went to the Russian Red
One of the wonderful phenomena of
nature is how the only full-dress suit
in the house fits anyone.
Ices and Sweets
Try our candies, made by
an expert in our own kitch
en. Experienced dispenser
to make you happy and sat
isfied. Ask for the new spe
Is now—as it always has
bqen, the place where you
can find him.
8th and Willamette
58 and 60 Ninth Ave. E.
FOR PARTICULAR LADIES
ARE YOU READY FOR
April 3 to 8th ?
DON’T FORGET THE DATE
Watch the papers for further particulars
of the season’s best
can be supplied at ,
WING S MARKET
J. W. QDACKENBDSH & SON :
160 9th AVE. EAST.
Do yuo know that tickets to Eastern Destinations via
Californ a cost but a trifle more than on more Northern
91 Do you know that Only one change of cars is necessary
1 if you go via Caifornia to Chicago, Denver, (dmaha,
• I Kansas City or St. Louis?
Do you know that the transit limit of tickets is fonger
if you go via (California? This allows liberal stopovers.
Do you know that there are library observation, standard
and tourist sleeping cars on three daily trains via Cal
ifornia on Shasta and Ogden Routes?
Do you know that information on all travel routes can
be obtained from local agent or by writing to
John M. Scott, General Passenger Agent
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Signal! Advertise . . . .Score Results
FOR THE BENEFIT of ™e WOMEN’S BUILDING
THE WOMEN’S LEAGUE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OREGON PRESENT
THE UNIVERSITY PLAYERS
“THE FORTUNE HUNTER”
Staged Under the Direction of Janies W. Mott, Producer of Last Season’s Local Success, “BROWN OF HARVARD”
In Winchell Smith’s
Celebrated Comedy Success
EUGENIE THEATRE (TWO NIGHTS)
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
MARCH 31st and APRIL 1st
PRICES—25,50 and 75 Cents