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EUGENE, OREGON, TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 1917.
. BASKETBALL HGmiH IN
SPORT LIME LIGHT
0. A. C. Game Postponed; Var
sity Will Meet Quintet From
Coach Bezdek Not Enthusiastic
Over Prospects, Yet Not
In the excitement over welcoming
home our “football champions of the
country,” basketball has been shoved into
the background, but now that, the
gridiron season is finished and the
. muddy moleskins laid away, the fans can
^ turn their undivided attention to the
' indoor game.
While the football team was making
history in the south some of the basket
ball men gathered for a few preliminary
practices. Coach Bezdek returned in time
to look the bunch over Thursday and
Friday. Bez has been so bjisy the last
month that he has been unable to give
the squad much attention, consequently
Oregon is about three or four weeks be
hind O. A. C. and the northern colleges.
The schedule called for two games
with O. A. C. here this week-end but
Graduate Manager Tiffany has postponed
the contests. He wants to arrange them
for January 2“ and 24 but as the Aggies
are having examinations that week the
chances are the games will be played on
the local campus January 16 and 17,
Oregon is due to journey to Corvallis
January 1!) and 20.
f In place of the O. A. C. games, the
lemon-yellow will meet the strong Dallas
quintet Saturday night. Carl Fenton, an
ex-Oregon star center, is playing with
the visitors. This town is noted for its
basketball teams. A few years ago they
sent out a team that toured the country
and lost but two games.
The interclass games gave the Coach
some line on the material he has to work
with, but failed to produce any “stars.”
The freshmen showed the scrappiest game
of any of the classes, two or three of
their players being of Varsity calibre.
Of the men who have been practicing
in the squad. Roberts. Kennon and Nel
son took turns at the pivotal position.
Roberts is the most experienced man of
the three ami perhaps the most consis
tent performer. Kennon possesses a tre
mendous reach and can outjump nearly
anybody in the gym. Nelson is a sure
shot and fairly fast for a big fellow.
McCready and Cate have been playing
the forwards. Their work in the class
games stamps them as first string men.
Farley, Fox and Seaiefe also have played
Sims, Hausler, Phipps and Alexander,
continue to be the leading candidates for
guards. Shy and Hollis Huntington have
announced their intention of coming out.
Both play at guard.
The lineup Saturday will be chosen
from the above men. all of them probably
getting a chance before the game is fin
Coach Bezdek. while not very enthus
iastic over the prospects for a winning |
team, is by no means downhearted.
“We have a green team.” he said, “but i
they look pretty good. We have a lot of i
work cut out for us before the first ■
Over at Corvallis the are counting on
another coast championship with six let
ter men on deck. Three of their players,
Mix Blagg and Ray, have been sick the
past week but will probably b« on hand
when they meet Oregon.
CHILD’S DRAWINGS PLEASE
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YOUTHFUL ARTIST APPEARS
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The attention of teachers of the art
department has been called to the work
of Lester Swaggart, a 14-year-old boy
living in Fox Hollow, who they say, has
shown rather remarkable ability in the
carving of figures and the drawing of
comic pictures. Maurice Swartzschild
first drew the attention of the instruc
tors to th1 work of the child. Later the
boy brought some of his carvings or
statuettes and his pencil drawing to Al
len Eaton, of the art department.
The statuettes are carved with a pock
et knife from soap stone and some of the
figures represent comic favorites, as
“Doc Yak” and “Slim Jim.” His pencil
drawing, of which he has made a large
number are funny stories or ideas car
ried through several pages of illustra
Instructors of the art department state
that his work is good. His subjects are
original, they say, they are well expres
sed for even the smallest faces have good
expression, and his technique is excellent,
i’rof. Koswell Dosch has invited the boy
to join his classes in modelling and
J. D. FOSTER RETURNS
Makes Trip Over State Enlisting Sup
port of Alumni for Y. M. C. A.
J. D. Foster returned Saturday from
his trip through the state. The purpose
of his visit was to acquaint the alumni
and parents of the boys with the pur
pose and work of the Young Men’s
Christian Association of Oregon.
Mr. Foster visited Portland, Astoria,
McMinnville, Hillsboro, Salem, Oregon
City, and Sehgers and interviewed each
alumnus in these cities with the purpose
of enlisting their moral and financial
support. The trip was successful, ac
cording to Mr. Foster and more than
two-thirds of the alumni expressed their
approval of the work and activities of
the University Y. M. C. A. A substantial
sum was pledged by the people of the
state toward the work of the Y. M. C. A.
and a permanent constituency built up.
The alumni throughout the state were
glad to hear of the University and all
had something to say about the game,
said Mr. Foster.
FLAG POLE IS TAKEN DOWN
Old Staff Used to Be Center of Class
Scraps and Rushes.
The historic old flag-pole, which has
stood at the northeast corner of Villard
hall for 15 years, has been taken down.
Tlie old pole was the center of many
class scraps in the old days. Back in 1904
and ’05 it was the custom of the junior
class, on the occasion of their class day,
to hang their class colors from the flag
pole and dare the sophomores to take
them dwn. The result was that many
scraps between the two classes were
staged around the staff.
"I hated to see the flag pole come down”
said Dean Straub, “because it is so old
and many traditions are built up around
MRS. THORNE RECOVERING.
Mrs. .T. F. Thorne who has been ser
iously ill is now on the road to recovery
but is still under the carful care of a
physician and nurse. Mrs. Thorne is now
able to see her friends.
Newspaper Sport Writers Unanimous
In Praise of Oregon’s Mighty Team
The advertising value to the state of
Oregon, the Pacific Coast and the Uni
versity of Oregon ..hich the victory of
Bezdek’s men over the University of
Pennsylvania carried in its wake will
never be accurately known. But one
thing appears certain from a review of
the articles by the leading sport writers
of the country—the Pacific coast is on
the football map to stay, and hereafter
any selection of an all-American team
f which does not consider seriously the
far western material shall not be deemed
representative by experts.
The importance which eastern papers
attached to the game may be gauged by
the space devoted to the display stories
before the game and to the headline
[ places given the story on New Year’s
day, and the day following. The Chicago
Herald carried a six-column banner head
line on its sporting page—“Oregon Heats
Penn in Gridiron World Series”, and the
Xew York Sun carried a banner head of
the same size.
“Daniel,” sporting authority for the
Sun, said of the game: "The result will
give the powers that be in Eastern foot
ball something upon which to ponder.
It is all too apparent that everything
good in American football does not lie
east of the It'M'kies. W. S. C.’s defeat
of Brown last year and Oregon's suc
cess yesterday demonstrates that a
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SEIM 111 Will
TIKE DIM'S PUICE
New Journalism Professor, Geo.
Turnbull, Comes From Se
attle Daily Times.
George Turnbull, of the editorial staff
of the Seattle Daily Times, has been
nominated by President P. L. Campbell,
of the University, to fill for the second
semester of the current year the vacancy
oil the faculty of the school of journalism
caused by the resignation of Professor
C. V. Dyment. Mr. Turnbull will be in
Eugene January 25.
Mr. Turnbull has experience acquired
by more than 15 years connection with
both city and country newspapers. Most
of his early education was obtained in
country print shops. It was not until he
had risen to the position of editor of the
street edition of the Seattle Post-Intel
ligencer that he undertook to acquire a
university degree. Without interrupting
his arduous newspaper work, he enter
ed the University of Washington as a
freshman, taking his necessary sleep in
two “dog watches” of three or four hours
early in the early morning and three or
four hours in the late afternoon, he com
pleted the requirements for the A. B.
degree and upon his graduation,in recog
nition of his exceptional scholarship, re
<oived membership in Phi Beta Kappa. As
an undergraduate his major work was
Mr. Turnbull comes to the University
with the recommendation of various
leading newspaper workers both in Port
land and Seattle, who consider him one
of the most efficient of the younger
newspaper men in the entire Northwest.'
The telegram from the managing editor
of the Times announcing to the Univer
sity that. Mr. Turnbull would be granted
a leave of absence for the next semester,
read: “Your request granted. I lose my
FRENCH FARCE WILL
BE PLAYED FIW
“The Live Corpse” to Be Pre
sented by the Campus
One-Half of Proceeds to Go to
Fund for Emblems for
The Campus Players who are present
ing the French farce, “The Live Corpse”
at the Eugene theatre Friday night, will
donate one-half of their proceeds to the
football fund to insure the purchase of
gold football emblems. The team will
occupy the entire six boxes of the
The play is a modern up-to-date
French farce of the “Twin Beds” order.
The fun evolves from the efforts of a
young newspaper man to attain fame.
Bob Ransome, a reporter, out of a job
and aspiring to a playwrite's estate, con
ceives a brilliant scheme which will set
him and his friend, Edgar Sterling, on
“Easy Street." This marvelous plan in
volves the pretended murder of Edgar's
wife Vivian, Bob's arrest and trial for
her supposed death, and as Bob says,
"Advertising is the whole thing nowa
days. After I have been headlined in the
papers for a few days, Vivian can be dis
covered, the arrest explained as a mis
take, and I’ll bet there won’t lie much
trouble about any of us getting a job.
The managers will simply run after my
plays.” Bob persuades Vivian to let her
self be murdered and he is arrested as
per schedule, but, the corpse refuses to
stay where it belongs. Vivian gets anx
ious to see Bob’s wonderful advertising
results so she appears before the time
agreed on. The result is a number of
laughable situations. The funniest are
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All Eugene Honors Victorious
Eleven in Great Celebration
Largest and Most Spectacular Football Demonstration Ever Accorded an Ore
gon Team; Over 2500 People Crow d Into Armory to See Gridiron Heroes
And Hear Accounts of the Game 0 y Players And Speeches By Faculty And
Business Men And To Show Appre ciation For the Greatest of Oregon's
Probably no football team of the Pa
cific Const was ever greeted after a vic
tory as was the University of Oregon
eleven yesterday afternoon by students
and faculty and by citizens of Eugene
and surrounding country. The demonstra
tion was spontaneous and impressive.
All Eugene turned out to pay honor to
the victors over Pennsylvania at Pasa
dena New Year's day.
Led by Coach Bezdek and his husky
warriors in automobiles and by the Uni
versity bund, practically the entire Uni
versity of one thousand students march
ed down Willamette street between
crowded lines of anxious townspeople
and interested farmers, who came to
town for the express purpose of getting
a glimpse of "the hay pitchers that wal
1 >ped the millionaires.”Gld men and young
stood by and cheered as the team and
students marched by. Business men of
Eugene showed their appreciation of the
grand triumph of the University by
turning out in a body. A visitor seeing the
crowded streets might logically have as
sumed that a great circus was about to
appear in gala form.
Doc Fowell and his star, Berry, were
represented in effigy by freshmen with
stretchers and dummies, wheel chairs
and placards, as th'e parade progressed
down Willamette street. Mighty Oregon
was sung by the students as the band
played the air. The high school and
! grade schools of the city were dismissed
! at 3 o'clock and business was suspended
! in order that everybody might have the
I opportunity to observe and take part in
j the greatest celebration of victory ever
staged in Eugene.
The armory was crowded to its di
mensions by students and citizens after
the parade who wanted to get a dose up
view of the wonderful team and to hear
them tell how it was done. “Oregon
Spirit” said Captain John Beckett, was
responsible for the victory.
‘‘It was superior training from the very
beginning that gave us the victory,” said
Coach Bezdek. “We had no chance. The
Easterners were doped to brat us easily.
It was not a work of n moment or a
week or a season. It was the result of
several years of concentrated effort.
These men you see before you represent
the best physical perfection, intellect,
and manhood in the west.”
Coach Bessdek declared thnt he was
glad his team won for several reasons.
“I was glad to sho v the east that we
have some stuff out west, and that we
can decide other things besides presi
dential elections,” said “Bez.”
“The physical composition of the west
ern hoy is superior to that of the east,”
declared Trainer liill Heyward, who was
responsible for the wonderful perfection
and fitness of the Oregon team during
the season. “The Oregon boys can look
you square in the eye,” said Bill. A re
cital of the happeni igs before and after
the game came first hand from Bill. He
told how the University of Oregon play
ers astonished the Easterners by visit
ing the mat their hotel before the game.
Evidently, this custom is unknown in the
Other speakers were President Camp
bell. Dr. Heed. Bert Pennington, presi
dent of the Radiators club, Dr. Hope,
Professor Ilowe, and Hay Goodrich, a
member of the board of regents.
OLD THESIS WANTED
“Foundering of^ the University of Ore
gon,” a senior thesis written by Mis
Margaret Bannanl Goodall of the choc
of 1014, is being sought for by If. I..
Falkington, an eminent book writer. Mr.
Falkington is writing a book on the his
tory of the Pacific Northwest. The
thesis contains valuable information,
which he desires. As the thesis is
property of the University it will prob
ably be released to him.
Ohio State University has raised $5500
toward the European war prisoners re
lief fund. $15,000 has been asked of
The college vaudeville entertain
ment. scheduled for Saturday night,
which was to be given for the pur
pose of raising funds to secure gold
fobs for the varsity football team,
has been indefinitely postponed.
At a meeting of those in charge
with Tresident Campbell this after
noon it was decided that because of
the nearness of examinations it
■would be best to hold the enter
tainment some time after the begin
ning of the second semester.
BATCHERS LIVE CHEAPLY
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ONE SPENDS $175 A YEAR
£ #. # * &
ALL HEALTHY AND GAINING
That it is possible to attend the I’ui
versity of Oregon and live on from So
to $10 per month has been proved by
the members of the ilachcllors’ club. A
member of the club recently declared
that he lives comfortably on $175 for a
All the members ot the club—and there
are about thirty men and women- are
very healthy and most are gaining
weight, says Curtis Reach, president of
the club. Women members are working
on menus for the use of the members,
but these have not yet been completed.
It was said that many of the students
who are batching do not do so because of
financial stress, but because they wish it.
Dean John Straub, of the school of
■liberal arts, lias studied the situation
carefully and states that “a person can
attend the University with only $100 in
his poeket to start with, for any addi
tional money may be earned by var
ious odd jobs, which are fairly numer
THESIS NAMES GIVEN OUT
Eight in Economics Department Will
Write Theses; Five in Literature.
Professors at the head of several de
partments are requiring theses from their
major students this year. Some students
are planning to write theses hut will
not choose their topics or start work
until next semester.
I’rof. F. <1. Young has given probable
titles for the topics chosen by eight
majors in economies. They are: Karl
Keck, “Keonimies of the Hop industry
in Oregon"; (lien Dudley, “The involu
tion of the Grazing and Agricultural In
dustry in Umatilla County”; It. W.
deary, "Marketing Organization for Ore
gon Fruit”; Nicholas Jaureguy, “Prob
lem of Iteduciing to the Lowest Possible
Minimum the Seasonal Irregularity of
employment in Oregon”; Marion McDon
ald, “A Program for Civic Activity for
Women’s Clubs in Oregon”; John Par
sons, “Condition of Labor in the Copper
Industry”; Leo Potter, “Steps Neces
sary to Enable Lane County Farmers to
Avail Themselves Fully of Rural Credit
Systems”; EJlwyu Rutherford, "Highway
Problem of Oregon.”
In physics Prof. Boynton gives the
names of two graduate students who are
writing theses: Mr. Wells, “Resulted
Powers of Lenses and Fineness of Grain
of Photographic Plates”; Mr. McKay,
Prof. II. C. Howe has five honor stu
dents writing theses. They are: Martha
Peer. “Reality and Drama”; Mrs. Rosa
lind Bates, “Optimism of the Pessimists”;
Nellie Cox, “Eighteenth Century Ideas in
tin' Georgia Poets”; Frances Shoemaker,
"Libido and Literature”; Eylu Walker,
“The Irish Movement.”
HAMSTREET REMAINS HOME
Emerald Chief Compelled to Stay in
Sheridan Editing the Sheridan Sun.
Harold Ilamstreet, editor-in-chief of
he Emerald, has been compelled to re
miin at his home in Sheridan, Oregon,
md will probably not return to the Uni
versity until next week.
New Year’s eve his father received a
telegram telling of the sudden illness of
a brother in the east. Mr. Ilamstreet
left immediately, leaving the publishing
of the Sheridan Sun and Western Bap
tist, and the supervisor of job work in
the hands of Ilamstreet.
He will probably return to the Uni
versity next week.
PEOI VICTORY ENDS '
Oregon’s Most Successful Foot
ball Year Closes in Blaze -
VARSITY RECORDS 244
POINTS; OPPONENTS 17
Sport Writers Proclaim It the
Greatest Team That Ever
Trod Northwest Gridiron.
The varsity’s stirring 14 to 0 victory
over Pennsylvania at Pasadena on New'
Years day chiseled a fitting “Requies
cat in Pace” as an epitaph for the most
successful football year in alma mater’s
athletic history. Now that the pndded
pants, the headgear, and the arnica have
been laid away for another 10 months
sportdom must content itself with the
memories of those brilliant triumphs of
the past, three months.
One thing stands oat preeminent ns the
records are being compiled. There was
an uncanny consistency' in the lemon*,
yellow’s attack. They planned their work
j long before they ever entered a fray.
They accomplished their end. When the
season ended they were ranked with the
teams in the country.
When mobilization was called in the
middle of September, 10 veterans—tried
letter men—were on baud to battle for
places on what later developed into the
champion eleven of the Pacific coast. And
they fought, they toiled, they labored
every night for Oregon. Strenuous ses
sions at the tackling dummy, falling on
the ball, nightly springing, blackboard
talks, and the bucking machine all had
their effect in putting Bezdek’s men in
the heyday of condition.
The varsity polished up on Willamette
and Multnomah in the first games of the
year on Kincaid field. The Methodists
fell an easy prey to the untried web
footers. The final count stood 07 to 0.
[ Multnomah presented a stiffer upper lip
i and holt} the powerful varsity offense to
| four touchdowns.
Then the invasion into ( aufornia. Oct
ober 21 saw Bewick's charges lined up
against the blue and gold on the Ber
keley oval. More than 10,000 people saw
the native sons get a ‘10 to 14 licking.
Fandom the coast over, realized that
Oregon had a machine that must be
reckoned with when the spoils were to
be divided. The untested defense proved
little of a thorn in the way of the Cal
ifornians. They scored two touchdowns—
the only tiimes the lemon-yellow line was
crossed during the year.
The homecoming the boys received was
the greatest that little old Eugene ever
staged. It was a splendid tribute to Bez
dek and the team—a team that brought
hack the “Golden Bear”, tamed, and
November 4 was the one disappointing
feature oif the year. It was Oregon’s
chance to break Dobie’s long string of
victories—an opportunity to usurp his
title. But luck deemed otherwise. A
week's downpour left Kincaid field a
quagmire- neither team could get under
way. A 0-0 score was the result. The
field beat Oregon. Bezdek had the better
team—none who saw the game denied it.
Dobie was lucky to get away unscathed.
In a thrilling and smashing battle the
varsity vindicated itself against W. S.
C. and trimmed the Staters 12 to 11 on
November 11. Oregon was never in bet
ter form. Portland sport writers pro
claimed Ilezdek’s men as the best team
that ever trod a northwest gridiron.
Fourteen days later Corvallis was the
scene of the annual Oregon-O. A. C.
stnte championship classic. The lemon
yellow rolled up the largest score against
the Aggies that was made in years. The
final count stood 27 to 0. The Aggies
fought gamely and they struggled to the
end, but they were outclassed by a far
The annual Turkey day tangle with
Multnomah ended with a 27 to 0 victory
for the conquerors of Pennsylvania. The
clubmen, minus their old stars, were
helpless before the onslaughts of the var
Then that memorable day at Pasa
dena, a day that placed Oregon on the
tongues of every fan in the country, when
the west took a big slice off the eastern
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