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Alumni News Notes
LYANS ’10 HEARD FROM
Is Now in Charge of Arsenal Laboratory
The following are extracts from a let
ter received lately by F. L. Shinn, pro
fessor of chemistry, from Roscoe Lyans
TO. _ |
“After I left California I went to Chi
cago for the summer but that was
when the war was just starting and
business was at a standstill so I obtained
no position and spent my time studying.
Just for fun I took a civil service ex
amination for chemist in field service
while there. In September I went to
I’ittsbnrg and studied bacteriology, bio
A story of the sufferings of a
woman for a man torn from
her, and later blinded in the
war; she becomes a Red Cross
nurse, only to be sent at the
same hospital with her fiance.
The pangs and joys of such an
experience are expressed in
this film as only Clara Kim
ball Young can express them.
—Via Spokane and Inland
—Grand Canyon of Colum
The North Bank Road’s two
fast trains Portland to Chica- j
go have set a standard in
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H. R. KNIGHT, Agent.
chemistry, micro-chemistry, and food
chemistry, the last two being under the
chief of the organic division at Manila
who was teaching at Pittsburg University
while on a year’s absence.
“I guess he liked ray work for he ask-'
ed me to go along to Manila as his first
assistant. Later he chose to remain ia
Pittsburg so I stayed in the United
States. I was taken out of the regular
class in biology and put on research
“Iu December Dr. Bacon of Mellen In
stitute appointed me his research assist
ant, which position I held until the mid
dle of February when I was asked to
take charge of the Arsenal laboratory
here where I have been for a year and
eight months. I have an assistant who
does the routine work and I do the dif
ficult analyses. I work in the fuels, oils,
paints, glue, leather, steels, soaps, alloy,
pure metals, acids, alkalies, water, near
beer, grease, insulators and many other
things. Then I have the unexpected to
work with such as special investigations,
so I feel that I am gaining valuable ex
“We have 2500 men here in the ar
senal and are adding about 300 each
month. It is the intention to increase
the force to 5,000 within the coming
year, and I expect to add another man
or two to my force when things are go
ing full blast.
“Of course, I don’t expect to stay here
forever. In fact I am planning to go
into University teaching as soon as I
feel that my practical experience will
make me a better teacher.
“I met Dr. Bartow last week and he !
claims me ns a ‘college grandson’ for
he says Professor Stafford was his col
ALUMNI COUNCIL CHOSEN
Ballots Counted on October 28; Members
Will Meet on Homecoming Day.
On the ballot count of the University
State Alumni association members of
October 23, the following members were
elected to the alumni council: Ed Bailey
T3, Albany; Francis Galloway ’07, The
Dalles; Carlton Spencer T3, Portland;
Andrew Collier TO, Klamath Falls;
Thomas Townsend ’09, Salem; Wendell
C. Barbour ’12, Eugene; Henry Mc
Kinney ’07; Baker; Mrs. Agnes McCor
mick Geary ’08, Portland; and Camille
Bovard ’00, Eugene.
Walter Winslow ’06, Salem, president
of the association, Mrs. Jennie Harris,
Out Goes He
It is far better to
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Than to gas with the Cook
OREGON POWER CO.
’96, Salem, vice-president, and Ben Wil
liams of the extension department, who
is secretary and treasurer, are ex-offi
cio members of the council.
There will be a meeting of the coun
cil on Homecoming day.
ALUMNI WANT OFFICES
Ray, Potter, Eaton, Beqn, McArthur,
Clark and Others in Political Game.
This year sees several University of
Oregon alumni and former students seek
ing political offices, among the aspir
ants are: L. L. Ilay T2 is out for dis
trict attorney of Lane county, E. O.
Totter, is after the seat of circuit judge,
Allen Eaton ’02 wants to go to the legis
lature, L. E. Bean is also after a seat
in the legislature. C. N. McArthur '01
wants to go back to congress for the
third congressional district and Fay
Clark T2 is the democratic nominee for
county school superintendent.
ALUMNUS MEETS DEATH
Raymond Thomas Sacrifices His Life to
Save Rest of the Party.
Raymond Thomas, who graduated from
the University of Oregon in 1912, died
of exposure and over-exertion on the
night of September 30, during a terri
fic storm which overtook him and a party
of mountain climbers who were on a
week-end trip in the mountains near
Mr. Thomas was an instructor in the
Ruby high school of Elko, Nevada, and
with a party of teachers left for a week
end hike in the mountains. They were
making their way up a deep canyon early
Saturdny afternoon when a raging storm
came upon them. They had no protec
tion from the driving rain, and in their
efforts to find shelter the party became
separated. In his heroic efforts to
gather the party together and return to
a place of safety Mr. Thomas became
exhausted and fell by the trail, where he
lay in an unconscious state for hours,
with the storm beating upon his body.
When he vas rescued near midnight by
the other men of the party there was
hardly a spark of life in his body, and
although he was carried to camp and
medical aid summoned he could not be
The rest of the party made their way
safely to their camp, although some of
the ladies were carried in exhausted.
All of Elko is m jurning the sad but
heroic fate of Mr. Thomas, for his honor
and strength of character hac\ won the
love and friendship of everyone who
The body was taken to his home in
Ashland, Oregon, and he was buried in
Mountain View cemetery on October 5.
Mr. Thomas was 26 years old, and the
son of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Thomas, of
♦ From its dues of $1 per member ♦
♦ the Oregon Alumnae association ♦
♦ each year provides a scholarship for ♦
♦ sojne woman student of the Univer- ♦
♦ sity. This year Miss Helen Withe- ♦
♦ comb receives this as a loan. ♦
♦ The money when returned is ap- ♦
♦ plied to a sinking fund, with the ♦
♦ purpose of creating another scholar- ♦
♦ ship. Alumnae who have not paid ♦
♦ their dues, please give them at the ♦
♦ Alumna Luncheon, Saturday, No- ♦
♦ vember 4, to one of the officers of ♦
♦ association. +
♦ Camille Carroll Bovard, ’06, ♦
♦ Ida Turney, T2, ♦
♦ Ruth Howell, T2. ♦
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SENATOR TO SPEAK
Chamberlain Will Be Here for
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Lec
turer, Poet, Author, Ex
* pected Next Week.
George E. Chamberlain, democratic
senator and ex-governor of Oregon, now
engaged in campaigning for Woodrow
Wilson, will address the student assemb
ly at the University next week.
The following week, Charlotte Per
kins Gilmore, lecturer, poet, author and
journalist, will, if'she can be here on
Wednesday, speak to the students.
Karl W. Onthank, secretary to Presi
dent Campbell, says that although it
has not been arranged definitely, the
administration hopes to get W. C.
Hawley, representative in Congress from
this district, to occupy an assembly hour
in the near future. Mr. Hawley is now
using his influence to make votes for
Charles Evans Hughes.
Mr. Onthank said that it is the policy
to secure assembly speakers as the oc
casion and circumstances permit. Not
able people appear unexpectedly and for
that reason a few assembly dates are
ALUMNI RECEPTION AT 7:30
Graduates to Hold Get-Together Pre
ceding Homecoming Dance.
It is the plan of the local alumnae club
of the Ijniversity of Oregon to hold a
reception for all the graduates of the
University next Saturday evening at 7:3Q
o’clock in the Armory, preceding the
Homecoming dance. Mrs. J. O. Holt,
president of the local alumnae club, says,
“We want to make this reception a big
welcome, a happy reunion for all of the
graduates. It will not be like the com
mencement reception. At that time the
seniors are the main attraction,—next
Saturday it will be the alumni.” The
reception will be very informal and it is
the plan of those in charge not to have
a formal receiving line,—merely a get
together meeting at which old friends
According to the plans of Mrs. Holt,
the local club members will act as a com
mittee to welcome former students back
to the campus. She has appointed a
large committee of active alumni to act
as a welcoming committee.
ANNOUNCES SON’S BIRTH.
The following is a part of a letter
received by Professor O. F. Stafford
from Walter Whittlesey, ’01, announcing
the birth of a son: “.Calm and
teterrnined. In the normal train of the
species. Different, of course, but not in
a way lending itself to ensy description.”
Mr. and Mrs. Whittlesey reside at 400
Riverside Drive, New York City.
CAMPBELL INVITED GUEST
President Campbell will attend a for
mal luncheon given by the Japanese
Consul at the Multnomah hotel in Port
land, in honor of the Mikado’s birthday,
Tuesday, October 31.
This luncheon is an annual affair and
is always attended by prominent men
of the state as well as many business
men of Portland.
TRIPLE B HAS ELECTION
Old Members Tell of Origin and Chief
Function of Organization.
The election of officers was the chief
feature of Triple B, the sophomore girls’
society, which met at the Kappa Kappa
Gamma house Tuesday afternoon.
Ruby Bogue was elected president,
Mary Dunn, vice-president; Anne Daw
j son, secretary and treasurer; Marion
I Coffey, chairman of the entertainment
j committee, and Beatrice Thurston/editor.
! Kcho Zahl explained the origin of
i Triple B as being merely a joke on the
sophomore girls, as it was originated in
1012 on the same day as Triple A, the
freshmen girls’ society. After its first
year, however, it 'made social service its
chief function and has continued to do so.
Lillian Littler tljen told how the or
ganization last year took care of some
little crippled children. Miss Elizabeth
Fox, dean of women, assured the girls
that there was a place for Triple B on
the campus, and invited the dub to meet
at her apartments at Bartle Court for
the next meeting, which will be in three
TO PLAY GOLF MATCH
Sixteen Couples of Girls Will Compete
Sixteen couples of girls are to play off a
golf match before Friday night, according
to Miss Harriet Thomson, instructor in
golf. This is the last week of outdoor
work and the match will complete the
work in golf till next spring. The girls
have been doing good work, declares
Miss Thomson, the only difficulty being
to keep an eye on the ball.
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