Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920, November 07, 1916, Page Four, Image 4

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    Man Worms Into Limelight on
Campus; Dean Allen Sus
picious and Wires.
“May Have Seen Star Building
but That Lets Him Out’’
That the It. H. O’Neal, who lust Tues
day introduced himself to members of the
faculty ns the dramatic-critic of Kansas
City Star, has never been employed by that
paper and that in addition he bus been
known by at least one other name since
coming to Eugene, has just been brought
to light.
The first person in Eugene to he
taken into the confidence of O’Neal, was
Wallace Eakin, former Oregon student
and now employed on the Eugene (iuurd.
Eakin felt that the journalism classes of
the University would be interested in
O’Neal, so arranged a meeting with I’rof
E. W. Allen, dean of the school of jour
The criticism classes under Mrs. M.
II. Parsons' were visited by O’Neal and
it was here that suspicion first was
aroused. The general vagueness of his
remarks and the lack of professionalism
in his manner convinced some members
of the classes that his connections with
the Star had been humble, if there had
been any at all.
A telegraphic inquiry to Kansas City
15 ots. each, 6 for 00 cts.
It Is far better to
Than to gas with the Cook
Phone 38
Telephone 220
In a Class by Itself
brought the reply that O’Neal was not
employed on the Star, but that there
had been a Hugh O’Neal on the staff
some several years ago who had since
gone to Denver/ Q
Not satisfied with this explanation,
Dean Allen sent the following telegram
to the Star:
“B. II. O'Neal, possibly B. Hugh
O’Neal, here says he is clerk in the
registry division of the Kansas City post
office and incidentally dramatic and
musical critic for the Star under the
pseudonym K. W. Also brother-in-law
of A. Humble, whqm th says, is acting
managing editor. Seems to know Star
building and some men on staff. Doesn’t
seem to us kind of man to handle
criticism for Star. Who is he. Rush
answer day rate.”
In response to Dean Allen's query,
the Star sent the following:
‘‘O’Neal may have seen Star building |
but that lets him out. A, Humble |
equally unknown here. Karl Walter,
known as K. W., former musical and j
dramatic critic now in Loudon in British j
war office. O’Neal pulled same game at i
Seattle recently.” !
O’Neal told a number of conflicting
stories during his brief stay on the
campus, for he has not been seen at the
University since Tuesday. He was en
tertained at several fraternity and sor
ority houses but so far as can be learned
gave no hint of his motive in traveling
under false pretenses.
Major W. S. Gilbert, Recently
From Mexico, Addresses 400
Declares 52 per cent of Young
Men Not Physically Able
to Fight.
Major W. S. Gilbert, chaplain of the
(>. N. G. spoke to 400 people gathered
at the University Vesper service con
ducted by the V. M. C. A. and Y. W.
A. Sunday afternoon in Villard hall.
Mr. Gilbert, who left his pastorate of
the First Presbyterian church of Astoria
to go to the -Mexican border with the
army, several denounced the aaaitude of
the young men of America who refused
to heed their country’s call to arms in
bis address “Universal Service.”
Fifty-two per cent of the young men
of the country are not physically able
to fight, according to the chaplain, lie
blames the parents partly for this con
He outlined the general situation of
unpreparedness in the United States
and declared that in Oregon not half
of the physical examinations were given
before the men went to the border and
the rest had to be finished there. There
was not a full regiment from Oregon and
other states were even more poorly rep
resented thiuks Mr. Gilbert who said
that from 25,000 who joined in a pre
paredness parade in Boston only three
“The Mexican situation is as it is
because we can’t raise enough men to
go down there,” he said.
That the Americans have not enough
reverence for their flag is shown plain
ly by the fact that while the funeral
procession of one of America's generals
was passing down the street of one of
onr large cities displaying many flags
one man of all the thousands which lined
the streets, raised his hat and that man
was a Japanese, related the major.
"In the old days all was for the na
tion but today all is for the individual”,
lie lamented.
Major Gilbert won a high reputation
for courage and bravery in the Philip
pines by entering into active service with
the men on the battlefield.
1 lean John Straub presided over the
Vesper services, ltev. IV. M. Case, of
the Presbyterian church, gave the invo
cation and prayer, and the glee clubs
dineted by It. 11. Lyman, dean of the
music school, had charge of the music.
Patronize Advertisers
rur causes dispute
Raises Question of Onside-Kick
in Saturday’s Game.
Oregon May Have Been Entitled
to Touchdown Is Belief
of Hayward.
Not everyone realizes how close Ore
gon came to beating Washington Inst
Saturday. As a matter of fact, Bill Hay
ward is certain that Oregon scored a
touchdown The play which so nearly
broke Washington’s record was an on
side kick. Those who watched the play
closely saw Johnny Parsons run behind
Johnny Beckett just as the latter punt
ed from Washington’s 35 yard line and
saw Parsons tear down the field in time
to catch the twisting ball only a few
yards from the goal.
The slippery ball eluded his hands,
however, and rolled to the ground where
first a Washington man and then Jake
Itisley fell on it. Parsons however was
the only man on the team who could re
cover the ball and score the touchdown,
for he alone was behind the ball at the
time it was kicked. The Oregon rooters
and even of the Oregon team thought
that the score had been made, and for an
instant were wild with joy.
Oregon maintains that after the Wash
ington man had touched the ball, any
Oregon man was eligible to make the
touchdown, and according to Bill Hay
ward, the rules uphold the assertion.
Johnny Beckett protested the game then
and there when the point was decided
against him, but it is not certain that his
protest will be considered a formal one.
If it is not considered as such, there is
no hope of winning the game for it is
now too late to file a formal protest.
The work of the Oregon ends was es
pecially noticeable when it came to
breaking up end runs and “getting down
on punts.” Mitchell and Tegart showed
their ability in this respect many times,
for Oregon played a punting game. They
were on the job every instant.
An old custom of Coach Bezdek’s was
broken Saturday when the Oregon team
came on the field first. It has always
been his custom to have his team the
second to make its appearance. The mis
take was due to the misunderstanding of
a freshman’s statement. The Washing
ton men arrived in machines and the
freshman said that they had come, by
which Bezdek thought that they had gone
on the field, and he sent his men out.
However the Seattle team was in the
Administration building and hence came
on tlie field a few moments after the
Oregon squad.
Nearly all bets which were made on
the game were cancelled ns a result of
free though, for one downtown head
quarters managed bets to the total of
the tic score. The betting was not very
$150. Of this sum only a few dollars
changed hands.
The Ufiiversity of Washington does
not have to petition the faculty. for
dances and so the special train which
bore its rooters to and from Eugene
was equipped with one car in which the
chairs had been removed and in which
the U. of W. students danced. A talking
machine furnished the music and al
though the car was crowded, the dancers
found enough room to enjoy themselves
and relieve the monotony of the trip.
Only one student missed the special
train, and he slept peacefully while his
fellow-Wasbingtonians were departing.
Madame Schumann-Helnk May Be
Brought Here November 23.
The Philharmonic society expects
Madame Ernestine Schumann-Heink to
sing in Eugene on the night of Novem
ber 23, according to R. H. Lyman, dean
of the school of music. At the Philhar
monic meeting last night some 300 sub
scribed tickets were reported, and a wire
was sent to Miss Lois Steers, Mme.
Schumann-Heink’s manager in the north
west. A reply is expected today.
“I think Miss Steers will regard the
outlook as very favorable,” said Mr.
Lyman. “The subscription is good,
when you consider that we were only
asking about the two dollar seats, and
that our canvass was made just before
If Eugene gets the concert, it will
be held in the Armory, says Mr. Lyman.
“That is the only place large enough
to accommodate the crowd,” he stated.
“Beside that, Mme. Schumann-Heink’s
prices this year are so high that if we
held the concert in a smaller building we
would have to charge up to three dollars
for seats. Tickets for the »rmory con
cert will cost $1, $1.50, and $2.00.
Under the direction of Lynn S. Mc
Cread.v, general chairman, plans are be
ing made for the annual sophomore for
mal to be given in the Eugene Armory,
Dec. 9. Those who will assist the chair
man are: Wyville Sheehy, Ruth Trow
bridge, Mary Murdock, Genevieve
Dickey, Raymond Burns, Dolph Phipps,
Frank Hunt, Roberta Scliuebel, Mirim
Coffey, Harold Gray, Charles McDon
ald, Caroline Alexander, James Vance
Marion Greble, Dorothy Dunn, Wovrcn
Edwards, Harvey Madden, Dorothy Rob
ertson, Helen Bracht and George Gates.
The classes in aesthetic dancing are
wearing specially designed costumes in
their class work this year. The dresses
are of hunter’s green.
There has been no great incrense in
the classes ns yet, but as soon as the
posture tests are completed some girls
now taking regular work will lie trans
fered to dancing. The posture tests will
probably be completed within the month.
Raincoats and O’coats
Slip-Ons and Slickers
Whether you want a coat for service only; or
for style and service combined—WE HAVE IT
Eugene Theatre
The Big 5 Reel Gold Rooster Feature
“The Shine Girl”
Gladys Hulette and A. Wayne
A distinctly human and beautiful play
With the latest “Luke Comedy”. (Luke the Chauffeur)
Added Attraction
2 Acts High Class Vaudeville
Jack Retlaw the celebrated cartoonist, and Lanor the
Hawaiian dancer
Two shows commencing 7 p. m. Prices 10<£ and 15^
NOTE:—Election returns will be announced from the
Wednesday and Thursday
The big 6 reel feature
Featuring A1 Jennings
“Beating Back”
The most famous of the Saturday Evening Post’s Human
Document Serial. A bandit story for respectful audienies
Prices 15<? and 25<? Commencing 7 p. m. Two Shows
Moore and Moore 42-44 W. Eighth St.
Special Rates on
Call and Inquire
Hemstitching Accordian Pleating
Pictures, Picture-Framing, Books and Stationery
Church and School Publishing Company
832 Willamette St.
Oregon Electric Football Specials!
To Oregon - Washington State Game at Portland
First train leaves Friday afternoon at convenience of students. Time to be announced later.
Four-Eighty Round Trip—Privilege to Return on Any Train
Doors to be Opened Between Cars
tt ay nc oiititr,
Frank Scaiefe
Nellis Hamlin
uregon raeciric
Campus Represen