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Cane Rush Was Won by Freshmen by Margin of One Hand, 25
24. Sophs Win Flag Rush, also Beat Frosh Badly in Sand
Bag Contest. Freshmen Almost Victorious.
Result Was True and Fair Criterion of Relative Strength of
Two Classes. Attempt to Kidnap Freshman President
Frustrated by Vigilance of Classmates, Senior Cops
Supervise all and Make Mix “Square” for Both Classes.
By John De Witt Gilbert.
Despite the anti-climax of Thursday
night, the nnderelass-mix proved a
^ spirited contest, a fighting feature and
' incidentally almost a freshmen victory.
Score: Sophomores, 45; freshman, 40.
True to the words on the program, the
mix was “square.” The usual advantage
shown the sophomores was lacking. The
officials were unbiased and the result a
true and fair criterion of the relative
strength of the two classes in the an
nual autumn event.
The prize event—the cane rush—went
to the freshmen, who succeeded in
planting the most hands on the cane for
which they fought. This event was very
close, the final counting giving the fresh
men the margin by one hand, 25-24. It
counted 25 points.
No freshman more than pushed his
head above the throng that surged around
the pole where the red and white banner
of 1919 floated in the flag rush. The
L point award went to the sophomores,
hi The sand-bag contest was slower than
in former years because of a rule limit
ing the contestants on each bag to one
from each class—went to the sophomores
who garnered 12 bags in the 10 minutes
of mud-grubbing to the five amassed by
The freshman stunt represented a
crowd of O. A. C. students attempting to
paint the “O” on Skinners Butte. Re
tribution, and a crew of freshmen, over
took them and the offenders were mill
raced in an ancient tub. This feature
was awarded ten points over the hopho
more stu/.ts which were the execution of a
freshman caught painting his numerals,
the capture of Willamette’s goat by Ore
gon—a prophesy which was subsequent
ly fullfilled, and the efforts of the
Salem fire department to quench a blaze
in the state asylum.
it In white, with uniform red trimmings
to their dresses, the sophomore women
came bearing a giant football from which
emerged after the ranks of scarlet and
white had formed, a football team in
Oregon sweaters. The ranks then
swing into another formation leaving a
confetti It) on the field.
The freshman girls in white with
tunicas of purple and gold swung onto
the field in a long colorful serpentine.
The sophomores, giving class and
varsity yells and a cheer for Willamette,
released eight snowy pigeons each
trailing ribbons of lemon-yelow, and the
red and gold of Willamette.
An attempt to kidnap the freshman
president was frustrated by the vigilance
of his classmates who repelled the attack
The official senior cops, led the pro
cession that inaugurated the festival.
Behind them serpentined the juniors in
corduroy pants and flannel shirts—the
' badges of their office. Then a long line
of the double—19 class and finally the
hordes of the second-decade men.
Points were awarded as follows:
Sophomores; marchhig 10; yells. 5; sand
bag, 15; flag rush, 15. Freahmen: dec
orations. 5; stunts. 10; cane rush 25.
BUNGALOW GETS OVERFLOW
Librarian Douglas Hopes to Alter Lib
Students, who cannot find a corner in
the library in which to study may now
carry their textbooks to the Y. M. C. A.
The Bungalow will be used to take care
of the overflow of the library until the
completion of the education building,
when the department of law will move
from the basement of the library to its
quarters in the new building.
The newspaper racks will probably be
shifted from the main floor to the base
ment. This will allow for additional
study tables both up stairs and down
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FACULTY TROUBLED NOW
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CLUBS TO ARRANGE DATES
Even the faculty has over-organization
Committees from the various faculty
clubs have met and arranged dates of
meeting which will not conflict. As a
result of this meeting the dates for these
clubs are to be as follows: The Collo
quium, the oldest club, will have the
first Tuesday evening of each month.
They usually meet in Dean II. I). Shel
don's room in the library to informally
discuss questions of administration,
curriculum, or others having an educa
The Round Table, made up of both
faculty members and business men of
the town, meets for a dinner at the
Osburn hotel the second Tuesday even
ing of each month.
The third Tuesday has been set aside
for the Science club of which Dr. AV.
I*. Boynton is the head. This club con
siders questions of departmental interest.
The Philosophy club, another depart
mental organization, meets the fourth
The faculty was requested in the last
faculty bulletin to hand in subjects for
i discussion at the colloquium. Dr. Joseph
Schafer, chairman of the Colloquium club
has secured IV. C. Hawley, Oregon
representative, to speak on the campus
some time this month.
PROGRAM IS ANNOUNCED
Alumni Lunchccn, Band Concert, Dance
and Rally Features of Homecoming.
The program for Homecoming Day,
November 4, has been announced by Fred
Kiddle, chairman of the program com
mittee. A feature of the week-end will
be a rally and bonfine on Friday evening,
as a forerunner of the big game.
Saturday noon is the date set for the
alumni luncheon at the men’s gymnasium.
Miss Jeanette Wheatley is in charge,
and has appointed committees to secure
refreshments and attend to the serving.
A hand concert will be given in connec
tion with the luncheon.
After the Oregon-Washington game in
the afternoon, the alumni will be enter
tained at the fraternity houses. The
dance Saturday night is under the super
vision of the junior class, who are plan
ning to make it complete in every de
Martin Nelson, chairman of the pub
licity committee, wants the co-operation
of every University student in making
November 4, the biggest Homecoming
day in history. He has arranged for the
sale of appropriate stationary at the
Co-operative store, and considers this
one of the best ways to advertise the
event. Posters will be sent out from the
office of the registrar, also the alumni
letters containing invitations to attend.
Besides local publicity, notices will ap
pear in Portland papers.
The number of alumni to attend has
been estimated at 350.
FRESHMAN FINDS CURIO
Lloyd Still From Milton, Oregon. Brings
Mastodon Tooth to Museum.
Lloyd Still, a freshman from Milton,
Oregon, is the finder of a mastodon tooth
which has been placed in the University
museum. While working in a harvest
field near his home, still accidently dis
covered this relic, which according to his
statement, is only a sample from very
large fossil deposits existing in the
Walla Walla valley and eastern Oregon.
A Word From The Yell Leader
Rooters! Listen! And this means you too, girls!
The Emerald has allowed me the special priv
ilege of breaking into print with a few words. So I
haven’t much to say. But mark you well!
i4s yell leader for the season of 1916-17 I am
going to credit the win or loss of every football
game, at home or away, to just the way you back me
up in the support of the team.
We have the biggest bunch of rooters in the
history of Oregon.
And the team has the biggest games to play it
has ever had.
Now there are going to be some new yells and
new songs. That means every rooter must be out
for practice on Thursday afternoons.
There are going to be some rousing rallies and
some gingery parades. That calls for the attention
of every chap who has a student body ticket tucked
away in his jeans.
Now all together for the biggest season of old
Oregon and let’s put the team over for the coast
Yours in Oskie-Wow-Wow,
BIIS1ELL TO SPEIK
III VESPER SERVICES
First Meeting of the Year to Be
Held Sunday in Villard
SPEAKER’S SUBJECT IS
“COMING SOCIAL ORDER”
President of Pacific University
Will Deliver Principal Ad
dress at Meeting.
President C. J. Buslinell, of Pacific
University, will deliver the principal ad
dress at University vesper services to
be held tomorrow evening in Villard hall
under the auspices of the Y. M. C. A. and
Y. W. C. A. organizations of the college.
Mr. Bushnell’s subject will be, “The
Coming Social Order.”
As a public lecturer Mr. Bushnell has
gained prominence in the United States
and Canada, and during the past few
years, has been in demand as a plat
form speaker. Since his college days
at Chicago University, where he earned
the degree of Ph. D. Mr. Bushnell has
been known for his sociological and reli
The complete program for tomorrow’s
Processional Hymn . j
“Stand Up Stand Up for Jesus” 1174
Invocation.ltev. A. M. Spangler
“Lo, It is I”.■ Faure-Shelley
Incidental solos by Leah Perkins,
contralto, and John Black, bass.
Scripture Beading.Rev. Spangler
“Sanetus” (from Gounod’s Mass of St.
Incidental solo by It. II. Lyman.
Prayer .Bev. Spangler
Hymn.“Holy, Holy, Holy” No. 4
Address ....“The Coming Social Order”
President C. J. Bushnell,
of Pacific University.
Recessional Hymn .
“Saviour Again to Thy Dear Name"
65,194 BOOKS IN LIBRARY
Circulation of Books Increase 29.8 Per
Cent Over Last September's
The average number of books drawn
from the University library in Septem
ber, 15)1(5, is 428, according to M. II.
Douglass, librarian. An increase of 29.8
per cent over last September’s laily j
circulation is shown, as there were only
330 drown out per day then.
There are now 05,194 books in the
University library, this being an increase
of about 11,000 since last year at this
time. _ j
Presentation of Ibsen’s Play
Well Received by
ROSALIND BATES STARS
IN HER ROLE AS NORA
Drama Will Be Produced Again
Tonight in Guild
Campus theatre-goers will never for
get the presentation of Ibsen's “Doll’s
House” which was given last night in
Guild hall by the faculty, as the first
191(1-17 production by the Drama Guild.
From the initial rise of the curtain on
the smoothly running “doll’s house” to
its fall on the last act when Nora “takes
off her doll's dress” the audience sat
through the play, responding quickly to
its many moods which rafged from light
playfulness to moments of high emotion
Each actor in the drama deserves com
mendation for the able manner in which
he or she interpretated their parts, and
Professor Kates has materially added to
his reputation as a producer of vital
The first scene which won the hearts
of the audience was that in which Nora,
who fondly imagines herself to be an
ideally happy wife and mother, plays
“hide and seek” and “three bears” with
her three beautiful children, played by
John Hobby and Betty Allen.
In sharp contrast to ties was the
tarantella scene in which Nora dances
wildly in order to save for herself a few
more hours of her husband’s trust and
The principal interest of the play cen
tered about the acting of Professor
Thacher as Torvald Helmer and Rosa
lind Bates as Nora, his wife. Professor
Thacher played the part in a thorough
ly professional manner and there is no
doubt but that his strong presentation
of the conventional man’s playful atti
tude toward women materially strength
ened the entire play.
Rosalind Bates fully succeeded in sur
passing all expectations and convinced
the audience more than ever that she is
an actress of more than ordinary ability.
It is impossible to point out any par
ticular scene as the best part of her
work. Her third, act, however, will
probably be more vividly <U number d
because of its int‘iisity. Mrs. Bates
made use of every opportunity that the
play- afforded to bring before the audi
ence the many different sides of Nora’s
character, and her clear-sightedness and
resolution in making the decision to leave
her husband. While the able playing of
Torvald by Professor Thacher made one
sympathize with him in his attitude, the
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WILLAMETTE IS SWIPED 37-0
BY BE/QEK'S SCORING MACHINE
14 Touchdowns Are Made by Varsity in Successive Marches
Down Field. Shy Huntington is Chief Gunner and Yard
age Maker, He Makes Last Touchdown of Game.
Methodists Fought Gamely, But Were Out-Weighed, out- >
Coached and Out-Played. Both Teams Played Straight
Football, With a Sprinkling of Forward Passes. Var
sity Punts But Once.
MOTHER 18, DAUGHTER ’18
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WILL GRADUATE TOGETHER
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HAS TWO ALUMNI SONS
Did it ever occur to you that you
might graduate from the University in j
the same class with your daughter? Or j
that several years after two of your j
children had earned their degrees you
might return to college and complete
This is precisely what Mrs. D. C.
Kellems will do if she completes sixty j
hours of work during the next two years
in the University, for her petition apply- j
ing for admission to the junior class was j
granted by the faculty Thursday after
The history of Mrs. Kellems case is
one of the most interesting that has been
presented to the faculty of this school, j
Mrs. Kellems, at tjiat. time Lulu Flint, J
enrolled in the University of Oregon
in the fall of INN!). She continued her
work until June of 1.N0I when for vari
ous reasons she found it necessary to
forego steady attendance at the Univer
sity. However, Mrs. Kellems was not
to lose her college education without a
struggle and at frequent intervals since
that time > lie has carried sumeinr school
work here and elsewhere, and regular
work at Drake University.
With the opening of school this fall,
Mrs. Kellems presented to the faculty a
petition, applying for admission to the
class of 1018, of which her daughter,
Miss Vivian Kellems is a member. Her
petition was referred to Professor O.
I'1. Stafford, who reported favorable to
The two years of work carried in 1889
and 1890 of course coult not be placed
on a pur with two years of the present
university work, and so the question pre
sented itself to the faculty of estimat
ing the work done at other schools. The
faculty decision was that the completion
of sixty college hours of work would
entitle Mrs. Kellems to a university de
Mrs. Kellems is the wife of 1). 0.
Kellems, a member of the faculty of the
IOugene Uible University. Two sons of
Mr. and Mrs. Kellems, Ilomer and Jesse,
are graduates of the University of Ore
gon within the past few years.
WOMEN ATHLETES TO MEET
Woman's Athlet e Association W II Hold
First Mooting of Yoar in
The Woman's Athletic association will
hold its first meeting of the year Tues
day afternoon at 5 o’clock in Guild hall.
The heads of the different sports will i
be elected at that time and plans for
the year formulated.
Miss Af. L. Cummings will talk on the j
“Place of Women’s Athletics on the Ore- !
gon Campus;” (lladys Wilkins, on the !
“Purpose of the Athletic Association,” i
Miss Harriet Thompson on “Field Day.” j
Miss Frieda Goldsmith will discuss
hockey and Margaret Crosby will tell
about the prospects for the hockey team ;
Women can secure membership cards
at "the meeting to be signed by their
major professors, as it is necessary to
have a good scholastic standing to be
long to this association.
“All women are invited to attend the
meeting at Guild hall,” says Eyla Wal
ker. president of the Woman’s Athletic
Couch Hugo Bczdek’s lemon-yellow
scoring machine opened the 1910 football
season by completely snowing-under the
light Willamette Methodists by a score
It wasn't football—it was a procession.
With Shy Huntington, chief gunner and
yardage maker, leading the onslaught,
the varsity squelched Willamette with
1-1 touchdowns. Co-starring with Hunt
ington was the entire Oregon backfield
and line. Mnntieth, Beckett, Bartlett
and Risle;, shone to advantage and saw
to it that the Salemltes made few gains
through the varsitie’s line.
\\ illamette outweighed, out coached,
out played, fought gamely but in vain.
It was a ease of a big man pitted
against a smaller antagonist. The big
man proving too heavy ami experienced.
Both teams played straight football inter
mingled with several forward passes. As
an evidence of the one-sidedness of the
game, the varsity was forced to punt but
The game by quarters was as follows:
Captain Beckett won the toss and
chose the west goal. Rexford kicked ofl
to Bartlett who returned eight yards.
After Willamette took time out Jensen,
Hollis Huntington, Moutieth and Shy
Huntington ripped through Willamette’s
line for 10 and 1- yard gains to a
touchdown. Mnntieth cireled right end
for tin* first score. Shy Huntington
missed goal. Score Oregon t(, Willamette
Moutieth kicked 40 yards to Rad
cliff who gained 10. Willamette kick
ed after three ineffectual attempts ta
puncture varsity line. The lemon-yel
low backs ran through the maroon and
gray line for 50 yards in three minutes.
Shy Huntington scored the second touch
down after a criss-cross. Huntington
kicked goal. Score: Oregon 13, Willam
Tin- varsity again marched down the
field in quick succession and after two
minutes of play scored their third touch
down. Score: Oregon 20, Willamette 0.
The quarter ended with the bull in
Oregon’s possession in the middle of the
Hollis Huntington brought the total
to four touchdowns in less than one
minute of piny. Shy kicked goal. Score:
Oregon 27, Willamette 0. Bezdek’s men
fought Willamette savagely and attacked
them with merciless . vengence. Willam
ette was unable to gain an inch through
the lemmon-yellow defense. But one of
their six attempted passes in this quarter
was successful, Shy Huntington made the
fifth marker after the backs had sprint
ed some 40 yards to the goal line.
Jensen drove eight yards for an addi
tional seven points. Montieth scored
three minutes later on an off tackle
buck. Score: Oregon 48, Willamette (X
Willamette should signs uf life by mak
ing yardage twice after several forward
passes. Captain Johnny Beckett fin
ally intercepted and in two minutes Shy
Huntington was over the line with the
eighth touchdown. He kicked goal.
Three penalties on Oregon and 5 com
pleted passes netted Coach Mathews men
.'15 yards and brought the ball to the
varsities 20 yard line. A pass over the
goal line gave Oregon the ball. Beckett
kicked and Montieth retrieved the ball,
running to the five yard line. Hollis
Huntington carried the leather over.
A long 25 yard aerial heave from Shy
Huntington to Montieth brought the
stands to their feet and incidentally
scored the tenth touchdown.
Shy Huntington slipped through the
entire Willamette team for a thirty yard
gain and a touchdown. Four minutes
later he caught (Jrosvenor’s punt and ran
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