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EUGENE, OREGON, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1916.
w STUDES RALLY THIS AFTERNOON
IN ZIP BANE PEPFE5T ON KINCAID
Formation Starts in Front of Deady at 4 o’clock and Serpen
tines Down Eleventh to Alder, Then Up Thirteenth to Kin
caid Where Coach Bezdek Stages Scrimmage.
New Yell Leader, Jack Dolph, on Deck With Trusty Lieutenants
I “Skinny” Scaiefe and “Tootsie” Crandall. Old Grad and
Former Varsity Yell Leader Punches “Oregon Spirit Solar
Plexus” of Rooters and Prays for the Olden Days.
The Tally season at the University
started off with a zip and a bang this
afternoon in the first serpentine and
With the new yell leader, Jack Dolph,
on the job, and backed by his two trusty
lieutenants, “Skinny” Scaiefe and
“Tootsie” Crandall, the line formed at
4 o’clock shorp in front of Deady. An
impromtu band called out on the spur
of the moment lead the procession as
it headed down Eleventh, thence up
Thirtenth to old Kincaid field.
The rooters thronged into the bleach
ers and the fanettes filled the grand
stand. Coach Bezdek staged a scrim
mage for the general effect and then the
j ell leader got busy with their drill.
The old fighting top, Rolland Ken
nedy, varsity yell leader of 1912, was on
the field and gave the rooters a punch
in the solar plexus for the lack of “pep”
and spirit they seemed to be showing.
His usual jovial face was covered with
a frown as he poured “Oregon Spirit”
into the rooters. He told of the old
days and compared them with the pres
ent. He helped the yell leader get off on
the right foot.
Kennedy dropped into Eugene yester
day to get a line on how things were go
ing at the university. He had intended
to leave in the afternoon. But he got
rally fever in his veins and stuck by
until today to see if he couldn’t inspire
the men with a little of the “Old Oregon
As the “Oskies” boomed across the
field the stands reverberated to the
tunes of the older -days and the football
teams seemed to have a bit more dash
and vim to their practice.
The yell leaders announced that prac
tices would be held on the field and that
every student in the University who did
not put in an appearance would be served
with a subpoena to do so.
TENNIS GAMES PLANNED
v Two Intercollegiate Games Wil| Be Held
With 0. A. C. and McMinnville.
Tjvo intercollegiate games have been
planned for the women’s varsity tennis
team by Manager Adrienne Epping. The
colleges that will be played are O. A. C.
and McMinnville College. A varsity
tennis squad has been formed to work
up expert players for the team and only
the best players are eligible for work
on the squad. The squad will be coached
' by Miss Epping.
“We wish to urge every girl who
plays tennis at all to try out for the
tennis squad,” she said, “because, it is
from this squad that the tennis team
will be chosen.”
Five girls have already qualified. They
are: Caroline Alexander, Vivian Pallet,
Echo Zahl, Dorothy Wheeler, and
Frances Baker. All girls wishing to try
out will see either Miss Rader, of the
physical training department, or Miss
Epping and try outs will be arranged for
There is a vacancy on the tenuis team
owing to the failure of Roberta Killam
to return to college this' year and a
tournament will be held iu a few weeks
• to provide a player to take her place.
All girls on the varsity squad are eligi
ble to try out for the team. The two
members of the team now are Miss Ep
ping and Frances Elizabeth Baker.
Nearly 100 gijls were present on Mon
day afternoon at a tennis meeting held
in the woman’s gymnasium. The crowd
was divided into three groups: begin
ning. intermediator and more advanced
players. The xbnnis squad will be re
cruited from, the more advanced group.
PRES. CAMPBELL UNKNOWN
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0. A. C. IS DARK MYSTERY
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FRESHMEN ARE IGNORANT
There are plenty of students in the
Versity who have njver heard of Nott
ingham, many students here who have
never heard of Sheffield, hut there are a
very few of them that have never heard
of P. L. Campbell, president of our
college. There are very few of them
who have never heard of O. A. C.
The exception occurred yesterday in
one of the classes in journalism. Eric
W. Allen, dean of the school of journal
ism, was quizzing his class as to- how,
in the identification required of names
that are to be printed in the stories, P.
L. Campbell should be identified. He
called on one pupil, asking for the re
The student could not give the answer,
so the question was put up to the next
in line. The answer came, “P. L. Camp
bell, president of the University or Ore
Mr. Allen turned back to the first
student and asked the reason for the
seeming lack of ability to qualify the
name, as it should be qualified.
“Why. Mr. Allen,” came the response,”
how could I identify him when I have
never heard of him before?”
Miss Mozelle Hair, of the extension
department, has found a student who has
never heard of O. A. While crossing
the campus, she came across two fresh
men talking, and overheard one of them
asking the other: “O. A. C.? What is
that? I never heard of it.”
There may be students who never have
heard of places in the war in Europe.
That is to be expected. But oh, oh, that
students could go to the University of
Oregon, and not know that their presi
dent’s name wTas Prince L. Campbell, and
that one of the greatest football and
baseball rivals that the University has,
or has had, is the Oregon Agricultural
College, at Corvallis.
Only Man in Eugene Who Has Signified
Intention of Taking Rhodes Exam.
Earl Fleischmann, ’17 of Eugene is the
only man in the state to date who has
signified his intention of taking the final
examinations for a Rhodes’ Scholarship
this year. Examinations will be held on
the Oregon campus Octobe” 3 and 4, and
will be in charge of President P. L.
Campbell who is chairman of the Ore
gon committee on Rhodes’ Scholarships.
Oregon already has one Rhodes’ Scholar
at Oxford, Luton Ackerson, ’15 having
gone last year.
Scholarships yield an income of 300
pounds per year and are tenable for
three years. The selection is made
from candidates who' have passed the
qualifying examinations in Latin, Creek,
and mathematics. Conditions to be ful
filled by the candidate are: that he has
been a citizen for at least five years, is
unmarried, is between the ages of 19
and 23 and has completed his sphomore
year at college.
The Rhodes’ Tnifctees desire that the
candidate qualify in scholarship, and
fondness for outdoor sports, and that he
possess qualities of manhood, truth,
courage, devotion to duty, kindness, un
selfishness and good fellowship.
Selections are made by January 1 and
residence taken up at Oxford the follow
Rooters—It's Up to You
Our Yell Leader has been chosen. Now back him
The election of a leader to that all-important place
of putting the rooters through their paces is settled.
And notv that leader is handicapped by almost three
weeks of an unorganized student body. Besides that
the leader faces a football season for Oregon that agars
the most important in the history of the institution.
Rooters get out now for the leader and yell for him
until your vocal chords emit sounds like the croaking
of the bull frog.
Washington has a rep of outdoing us in rooting.
And you may be sure they will endeavor to uphold this
rep this year. They are coming strong in a special.
And if they beat us we are rotten poor in our Oregon
Now everybody out and back the yell leaders to a
Jack Dolph to Lead Leather
Lunged Peace Disturbers
During Ensuing Year.
Upon recommendation of the yell lead
er advisory committee two names were
submitted to the student council last
night to be voted upon as student yell
leader for this year. The names sub
mited by the committee were Bernard
Breeding and Jack Dolph. These names
were placed in nomination and the elec
tion' resulted in the choice of Jack
There were twelve of the fourteen
members of the student council present
at the meeting with eight voting for yell
leader. Upon the placing of the names
for election voters Karl Becke, Harold
Tregilgas and Harold Hamstreet with
drew their prerogative of voting. Vot
ers Ernest Watkins, George Cooke, Jen
nie Huggins, Fred Kiddle, Laura Jerard,
Frances Shoemaker, Ray Couch and
Floyd Westerfield balloted, resulting in
the choice of Jack Dolph five to three.
The duties of the new yell leader were
taken up this afternoon fit the first rally
rooting practice of the year. Forming
at the front of Deady hall there was
a short serpentine to the field where the
rooters were put through a strenuous
drill and given a good, old-fashioned
ginger talk by Rolland Kennedy, for
mer varsity yell leader.
The serpentine and rally resulted from
action taken by the student council last
night favoring this inovation.
The meeting of the student council
opened with President Pixley of the fresh
man class in a chair under eross-e
amination from the council members re
garding the recent violation of campus
traditions in the painting of numerals in
green paint on the sun dial, senior bench
and Oregon seal. The freshman presi
dent announced he would take the mat
ter up with the class ir meeting this
afternoon and make recommendations,
these recommendations to be acted upon
and the results published in the Emeruld.
The question of the wearing of the green
cap must make personal appeal to the I
It was the sentiment of the coiyjcil
members that there are insufficient stu
dent body dances to foster the democracy
of Oregon and to cause the compact
union necessary for the Oregon Spirit
to live. Whereas now there are dances
nightly down town with “many students
attending and the students are ^ta^en
from the campus, this could be remedied
in a more tactful settlement of the social
activities question, was the opinion of
ihe council members. A committee com
pose of Leura Jerard, Harold TregiL
gas and Floyd Westerfield was appointed
on this question.
There was some discussion as to the
homecoming day. Jeanette Wheatley,
George Cooke and Jennie HugSins were i
detailed as a committee to look into j
the general committee of the day to have j
Kiddle was appointed as chairman of j
the general committee of the ay to have
subordinates chosen from the students .
at large. The pfogram committee wds ;
placed in charge-of Ernest Watkins. j
OREGON SPIRIT GETS
Babes Imbibe Freely of Effer
vescent Flow of Gingerly
“It is 'because the Oregon spirit is
based on love thnt it lasts, grows and
‘gains ia stlength’’ Hugo ©ezdek told the
600 or more students who crowded into
Villard hall yesterday morning for the
first pep-fest and student rally of the
year. “Not simply a love for the name
of the school but for all of the institu
tions, memories and traditions of it.”
Into the hour of the assembly were
crowded, songs, yells and speeches of a
nature that brought from the last year
students all of the spirit and fight of
the “good told days.” To the new men
and women of the school these served as
their introduction to the famous Ore
gon Spirit, the power of which they had
probably all heard of even before enter
ing the school.
Led by Bernard Breeding and Jack
Dolph, the first real rooting of the year
was held. Villard echoed and re-echoed
with the voices of the students, the older
ones shouting with intense earnesty and
the freshmen poring over their “frosh
bibles” nnd eagerly putting in a word
here and there, when the opportunity
Following a few words of welcome by
Nick Jaureguy, president of the stud
ent body, President I*. L. Campbell em
phasized the importance of cultivating
a democratic spirit both on the campus
und throughout the state.
“We have in Oregon probably the best
machinery that there is for a perfect
democrary. It is the central business of
the university to make of the common
wealth a truly great democracy,” said
President Campbell. “And on the cam
pus we should recognize the fact that
there is absolute equality of opportun
That the football team needs more
men, men with brains if not weight, was
the message that Bill Hayward brought
to the students. “There must be a
second team,” said Bill, “for sometime,
somewhere, someone is going to get hurt
and then there must be a trained man
to step into his place.”
The mere announcing of the names of
Hayward and Bezdek was enough to
draw from the students continuous ap
pltfuse and shouting, but at the. sight'of i
the men their joy and excitement °was ^
“Good prospects won't make a team,”
said Bez. “It was a saying at Chicago
that when Stajit had a team of old men
the chances for Victory were not as good
as when he had a new team. Discourage
if you can the feeling of over-confidence
that seems to be present not only among
the students but also among the mem
bers of the faculty. No team falls hard
er than a cocky one, for when its de
fense is punctured it falls absolutely
Freshman football wuis represented by
Dean Walker the new coach of the frosh i
team, who urged that some proper recog
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FOOTBALL PROSPECTS TAKE LEAP
UPWARD WITH RETURN OF PARSONS
Great Ex-Captain and All-Northwest Halfback Comes in on Late
Train Last Night to Don Moleskins and Start Fourth Year
on Bezdek’s Crew in the Backfield.
Secret Practices Now Bar Gates to All Fans and Fireside Spec*
ulation Begins. Coach Dedicates Thursday as Official Tell
Practice Afternoon and Will Stage Scrimmage to Put Life
Into Rooting alid Ginger Int o the Team.
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INSURES FORD FOR $400
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IS STOLEN; BUYS ANOTHER
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WELCH POCKETS THE $80
A chap had his Ford auto stole
’Twas insured for 400 in gol’—
The Fords dropped in price,
'So with 80 on ice
He left the ins. co. in the hole.
While Fords were still more expensive
than talking mnehines, Johnny Welch,
one of Portland’s most prominent craw
fish consumers, bought ore.
By tnlking hard, Welch was able to
convince an insurance concern that it
was insurable to the extent of $400.
Two days after Henry Ford put an
other premium on the jitney profession,
somebody stole Welch's car. After an
insurance adjuster had looked through
all the nooks in the Welch house to
make sure the cnr was not misplaced,
his company paid over the $400.
Welch went out and bought a new
Ford and put the rest of the money in
Johnny Welch, '15, was somewhat of a
phenom in his college days when it came
to deceiving the batters. In his senior
year he captained the varsity leaguers.
Johnny is a Torch and Shlelder and a
member of the A. T. O. fraternity.
EX-STUDENTS ARE MARRIED
Miss Marlon Stowe Becomes Bride of
of Dr. C. A. Downs in Portland.
Dr. Chester Athur Downs, a graduate
of the University in 1010, and a mem
ber of Phi Delta Theta fraternity was
married day before yesterday in Port
land to Miss Marion Eugenia Stowe,
also of the University and Tri Delta.
Concerning the newly married couple the
Portland Oregonian says:
They will sail at once from Vancouver,
B. C., on the Empress of Russia for
Shanghai, China, where Dr. Downs has
accepted a position as surgeon in the
hospital maintained by Yale University.
The home of the bride’s aunt, Mrs.
Seth Levons, 179(1 East Yamhill street,
was artistically decorated for the occa
sion in Autumn tints. Yellow chrysan
themums and other flowers of the same
hue hnhnonized beautifully with the
golden glow of the shaded lights, and
with the warmly tinted Fall leaves.
Miss Gladys Johnson played on the
'cello “The Evening Star.” from Tann
hauser. To the strains of the' “Bridal
March” from Lohengrin, played by Mrs.
Curtis Gardner, of Eugene, the bride
entered, preceded by her little cousin.
Margaret Wood, dressed in yellow silk
an carrying the ring ftx ji dainty- has-,
kef of yellow*flowers, The bride wore
a shimmering gown of .white silk net
over eloth of silvef.
Dr. Downs was graduated from the
University of Oregon in 1910, where he
was a member of Phi Delta Theta fra
ternity. He then went to Johns Hop- i
kins University and obtained his med
ical degree in 1914. While there he
joined the Phi Chi fraternity. Since
then he has been house physician in
Hartford Hospital, Connecticut, and has
done special work in the United States
Public Health Service. Mrs. Downs
attended the University of Oregon,
where she was a member of Delta Delta
Delta fraternity. For the last two
years she has been in the municipal
social service of New York City.
By Jimmy Sheehy.
Shares of Oregon football stock rose
above par last night when Johnny Par
sons, halfback, “par excellance,” and
captain of the 1014 vnrsity, dropped
his trunk off the 8:50 Oregon Electric,
shook hands With his friends, and pro
ntunced himself “ready” to start his
fourth year on the gridiron.
Parson’s arrival is nothing less than
timely. Expected over a .week ago,
lemon-yellow funs were growing dubious,
and doubted whether he would show up.
Johnny’s tardiness is explained by the
fact that he stopped off a few days with
his folks in Portland, en route from
Butte, where he spent the summer labor
ing in the mines.
The appearance of the famous open
field runner ought to shoo the heavy
pall of pessimism and secrecy that Bez
dek has been dishing out the past few
weeks. Likewise it should offset the lata
pranks of old gent injury and ill-luck
who has been working overtime the past
10 days. Yea, verily, Parsons is the
“Good Samaritan” to the Oregon team.
Using a made-over backfield, with
Shy Huntington, Moutieth, Brick Mitch
ell,, and recruit Peter Jensen doing the
heavy work, Bezdek has set about the
task of plugging up the holes left va
cant by injuries. Hollis Huntington is
out temporarily with a Charley horse,
and Brick Mitchell is working in his
place. • However Mitchell is too val
uable an end to be moved to a baok
field berth. Any permanent change to
the latter position would materially
weaken the lineup.
McKinney, from last year’s frosh
eleven, is subbing in Mitchell’s vacated
place. Glen Dudley at guurd, and Pete
Jensen at halfback, showed they had the
necessary stuff in the early week scrim
muges, to mark them as varsity pros
pects. Dudley turned out for the first
time in Monday’s practice and made good
from the outset. Jensen is coming fast
and will keep someone humping to beat
him out of a job. Dudley and Jensen, in
company with McKinney, are the latest
ones to break bread at Hayward’s round
Despite the makeshift lineup improve
ment has stood out over the week’s play.
Realizing that an available corps of sub
stitutes is essential to the moulding of
a championship team, Bez has been de
moting a major portion of each after
noon to the second-stringers. Last year
the lemon-yellow was fortunate in that
they were able to go through the entire
season with but 12 men. This jymr the
varsity will have at least 18 men who
can be shot into the lineup at any min
As soon us Parsons gets the lay of
the land he will alternate with Shy Hun
tington, Montey Montieth, and Bill
Tuerek in carrying the ball through the
opponent’s defense. Hollis Huntington,
Ray Couch, and Pete Jeusen can step in
the backfield when needed and Williams,
Dudley, and Skidmore will be used for
any line emergencies.
Eandon will get its first peep at the
varsity in tonight’s scrimmage. Thurs
day has been officially dedicated to yell
practice on Kincai§, It bein& the only
chance.open to- the students to view what
the-.syiuad #is doing. Open practice may
also be held on •Friday and Saturday.
LtfCAL TALENT FEATURED
Guild Hall Scene of Summer School
Student Dramatic Productions.
The plays put on this year in Guild
hall during the summer sc4ool session
by the Campus Players were the first
dramatic works to be proud at the Uni
versity for the benefit of summer school
students. The work of the compuny, which
consisted of University students, together
with Professor Thacher asd Doctor Bates,
was purely voluntary, no University
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