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VOL. 18. EUGENE,
WORK TO HIT STRIDE
Bezdek Hopes for First Class
Shape in Ten Days; Late
Start Handicaps Squad.
FROSH AND REGULARS
MEET IN FIRST CONTEST
Tiffany Looking for Practice
Games; Mount Angel
Here March 31.
(By Jimmy Sheehy)
Providing the weather remains warm
Bezdek’s varsity baseball team will be
ir. first class shape in another week or
Owing to the late start the squad got
this year Bezdek has been forced to omit
many of the preliminaries in the condi
tioning process. Last year the team spent
a fortnight in sprinting, base running,
light batting practice, and daily farm
lips. The lack of these fundamentals has
kept the varsity from hitting its stride
Few of the varsity are in condition,
so far. The big vanguard of pitchers are
still having trouble in locating the plate
with any regularity. Scoop Ratbbun, up
on whom will fall the brunt of the pitch
ing burden, is slowly rounding into form.
The past few nights he lias been prac
ticing his wide sweeping curve that was
so effective last year.
Newton Center at present is Bezdek’s
second choice for pitching honors. He
continues to learn in the daily practices
and ought to make a good pitcher. Dud
ley and Dwight Wilson look to be the
class of the remaining hurlers.
Base hits have been conspicuous by
their absence during the past week.
With the exception of Captain Nelson
and Shy Huntington the regulars have
failed to meet the ball squarely. An
other week should find the boys showing
some of the offensive power that prom
ises to assert itself in the conference
games this spring.
Manager Tiffany has been dickering
with Mount Angel and Willamette for
practice games in the near future. To
date he has been unsuccessful in getting
a team for next week-end. Mount Angel
is due to make its appearance on the
local diamond on March 31.
Last Saturday Bezdek sent his tenta
tive varsity^against Bill Tuerck’s frosh
in the first nine inning game of the sea
son. The varsity had little trouble in
scoring a 9-2 victory over the yearlings.
Scoop Rathbun, Center, Hurn, Wilson,
Dudley and Hedges pitched for the reg
ulars with Knudsen and Jacobsen work
ing for the frosh. Dick Nelson drove one
of Knudsen’s fast balls far over Bill
Steers’ head in center field for the first
home run of the season.
The line-up and batting order of both
teams was as follows: \arsity: Sheehy,
of; Alexander, If; Fox, ss: Nelson, lb;
Huntington, c; Maison, 3b; McCready,
rf; Grebe, 2b; Rathbun, p. Freshmen:
Simula, 2b; Stahm, lb; Steers, cf; Lind.
If; Richardson, ss; Iloldredge, 3b; Lough
lin, c; Foster rf; Iynudsen. p.
APRIL FROLIC IS SATURDAY
Mrs. Campbell, Mrs. Goldsmith and Mrs.
Osburn to Award Prizes.
Mrs. P. L. Campbell, Mrs. Julius
Goldsmith and Mrs. W. F. Osburn were
selected by the general April Frolic
committee to award prizes at the girls
festivities Saturday night in the Men’s
Twenty dollars’ worth of beverages,
donated by the Weinhard plant, of Port
land, will be served at the all co-ed dance
which will follow the stunts.
“We want every girl in college at the
Men's gymnasium by 7 o clock, said
Dorothy Wheeler, chairman of the com
mittee. “It is the hope of the committee
that sponsers will urge freshmen to
attend, and aid them in getting costumes.
We want this to be the best April frolic
in the history of the University, and we
want every girl in college to help us do
There will be 17> stunts in all. All
places excepting first and fourteenth
have been spoken for.
Rehearsal of the April frolic stunt
will take the place of the regular pro
gram. at Futaxian meeting tonight.
At the last meeting Myrtle Tobie,
Olive Risley. Vivian Kellems, Helen
Wiegand. Rosamund Shaw and Oenone
Shaw were elected to Lutsxiaa, thus
making the regular 40 members, which
is the number limited to the society.
NOW THEATRICAL STAR
The University has one graduate who
has risen to eminence in the dramatic
field. Now, having achieved fame, he re
turns for his first visit to his alma mater.
He is Clyde Fogel, playing in the “House
of Glass,” which will be produced in Eu
gene tomorrow night. Mr. Fogel was a
Member of the University’s first glee club,
was editor of the college monthly and an
TAKES COBBLER’S ADVICE
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GOES TO “U” OF INDIANA
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LINDLEY NOW PHILOSOPHER
Dr. Ernest H. Lindley, who will lec
ture at the student body assembly
Wednesday on ‘‘The New Pioneers”,
went to the University of Indiana on
the advice of a shoe cobbler. Now he
is one of the foremost authorities on
philosophy in the United States.
Reed College brought Dr, Lindley to
Portland six weeks ago and arranged
for his lectures t' be given at the
Central Library. Half an hour before
his lecture began the library hall was
packed and the crowd moved to Lincoln
high school auditorium Then they
had to move to Washington high
school because the crowds made so
much noise coming that it interfered
with the night school sessions.
The shoe cobbler is still cobbling
shoes at Bloomington Indiana, Dr.
Lindley’s home town, but he is differ
ent than some cobblers. Pie is far ad
vanced in the subject of philosophy
Dr. Lindley will be honor guest at
a dinner given by the Science club of
the University, at he Hotel Osburn,
Tuesday evening, March 20, at 0:^5,
in the tea room. At the conclusion of
the dinner, Mr. Lindley will address
those present on the topic “From
Plato to Henry Ford”
FROSH WILL DEBATE SOPHS
Perpetual Prize for Wininng Class Is
Freshmen and sophomores will de
bate Friday, April L’O, on the question,
“Resolved, That Senator Chamberlain’s
plan for universal training should be
adopted by the United States.”
Each class will have two teams, which
will all debate on the same night. The
debates will be hold in Villard and Guild
halls, if they can be reserved.
Tryouts for the class teams will be
held Thursday or Friday of this week.
The freshmen who will brave the tryouts
are: Forrest Watson, Lloyd Still, Ned
Fowler, Victor Bradeson. Jack Dundoro
and Maurice Boeoek. Prospects among
the sophomores are Marie Badura, Ro
berta Schubel, Helen McDonald, Bob
McNary, Jerome Ilolzman, Wendel Bar
tholomew and Dwight M iison.
A perpetual prize of some kind for
the winning class is being discussed.
The question will be brought up before
the classes soon.
COLLEGE GIRL IS TOPIC
Mr:. G. P t>,"‘Hnsnn to Address Werines
day Y. W. Meeting.
The Christian College Girl will >e
the subject of the *alk by Mrs. j. H.
Parkinson at the Y W. C. A. bunga
low Wednesday aft rrnoon.
For the last 10 years Mrs. Parkin
son aas been interested in the Christian
life of college girls. Her work for
eight years was connected with the col
lege girls in Boston University and the
New England Conservatory of Music.
Student Body to Decide Upon
Westerfield’s Free Emerald
Polls Open Wednesday Morn
ing and Afternoon; Discus
Tomorrow will be the date for a spe
cial student-body election at which time
a vote will be taken on the propos
ed constitutional amendment that free
Emeralds be furnished all students who
have paid their $S student tax.
The amendment, as read and offered
by Floyd Westerfield, is as follows:
To amend Article XIII, Section 1, of
the constitution of the associated stu
dents by striking out the word “and” aft
er the word “campus” and by adding after
the word “order.” “and one subscription
to the Oregon Emerald.”
To amend Article VIII, Chapter 1, by
adding, “Section 7. Finance. At the be
ginning of the first semester the execu
tive committee shall turn over to the
Oregon Emerald account an amount equal
to eighty cents (80c) for each eight dol
lar (|8.00) student tax paid, and at the
beginning of the second semester an
amount equal to forty cents (40c) for
each five dollar student tax paid.”
The amendment was seconded and de
bated pro and con by several members of
the student-body after its reading. Since
then, much discussion has taken place on
the campus concerning the merits and
demerits of the proposition.
In offering the amendment last Wed
nesday, Westerfield advanced the argu
ment that by insuring every student a
free Emerald as a partial return on his
$S tax the dispensation of the funds sub
scribed by the students would be more
evenly balanced; that every student would
thereby be able to read the Emerald; and
that, with an increasing student-body and
larger games, the revenue from student
body tickets is also increasing.
The opposition was based upon the
grounds that the measure is premature;
that it would saddle the student-body
with an unbearable burden and this in
face of the recent raise in the salary of
athletic coaches nnd the expense of build
ing a new athletic field.
The proposed amendment was discuss
ed at yesterday’s meeting of the Women s
League in Villard hall.
The election will be conducted by bal
lot, special ballots having been prepared
for the occasion. Any registered student
will be eligible to vote. Voting will take
place between 10 and 12 a. m. nnd be
tween 1 and 2 p. m. at I illard ball.
FOSTER TO DECLINE OFFER
Will Not Accept Appointment to Associa
• tion Work in France.
J. D. Foster, secretary of the Univer
sity Y. M. C. A., who was chosen about
a week ago to go to France and do asso
ciation work in the trenches, has received
word from his brother, E. It. Foster, a
senior at the University of California,
that he has been successful in an exam
ination there and with 21 others has en
tered the French ambulance service. *
In his letter E. It. Foster wrote that
he didn’t think he would go if his brother
did, so that one of the brothers might re
main here to be near their parents, who
live in Auburn, California.
In accepting the offer to go to France
for Y. M. C. A. work, Mr. Foster stipu
lated that he would not leave here till
the middle of June, when his University
work for the year would he over. As he
has not heard from headquarters yet Mr.
Foster does not know whether he would
be accepted at that date, so is waiting to
send in his resignation in order that his
brother may go.
Mr. Foster says he has travelled more
than his brother so he thinks his brother
should be the one to go.
SITE NOT YET SELECTED
No definite action regarding the
selection of a location for the new
women’s building was tiken at Satur
day evening’s meeting of the faculty
committee, hut instead, Professor E. IL
Lawrence, architect for the University,
was authorized to f, i ahead with his
plans and report at another meeting
to be held a week or two later.
OREGON 10 DEBITE
Walter Myers and Lewis Beebe
Will Represent Univer
sity in Contest.
Earl Kilpatrick to Preside; to
Meet in Guild Hall at 8
Tne tirst bis nejsi.te ot tne season
will take place Friday night at S o’clock
when Oregon meets Washington in
Guild hall on the question of industrial
disputes. The men who will represent
the University are Walter Myers and
Lewis Beebe. The Washington team is
composed of Wendell Black and Mat
Mr. Myers, eapt lin of the Oregon
team, holds the A1 mini Medal for de
bating, as well as the Oregon State
Oratorical Society’s medal for excel
lence in oratory. This is Mr. Myer’s
second year in debate an 1 the second
time he has taken part in the coast con
test. Last year he was on the team
which debated against Stanford.
Lewis Beebe is a junior who entered
this year from the University of Iowa,
where he was a member of the college
team, lie represented Oregon in the
O. A. C. contest.
The debate Friday will be presided
over by Earl Kilpatrick, who has for
several years been the presiding genius
of the Oregon debaters. The judges
are: Plowden Stott, a member of the
legislature, and a prominent Portland
attorney, Dean George II. Alden of
Willamette University, and A. E. Clark,
also a well-known Portland lawyer.
At the same time ns the Oregon
Washington d<4»nte here, the Oregon
Stanford debate will take place at Palo
Alto. Nicholas Jaurguy and Earl
Fleisehmann will be on the Oregon
team there. Mr. Jaureguy shares with
Mr. Myers the honor of holding the
alumni medal. He is the most exper
ienced man on the Oregon team as this
is his third year in debate.
ORDER OF “H” ORGANIZED
Ernest Watkins Elected Head of Honor
At a mooting held last Wednesday
evening by the University Honor stu
dents, an organization was formed
known as the order of “H”.
It is the object of this organization to
encourage honor students to keep up
their previous records and nlso to create
a desire for other students to try for
honors and become members of the or
der. At pesent there a re 211 active mem
bers, 9 of whom a-, general honor stu
dents, and the rest of whom obtained
honors in special studies General hon
or students become members through
maintaining a high average in all grades,
while special honor students get their
membership through exceptional work in
one particular subject. In the latter case
the heads of departments and schools
select the honor stulents.
The officers of the organization are:
President, Ernest. Watkins; vice-pres
ident, Dorothy Dunbar, secretary and
treasurer, Frances Shoemaker; execu
tive committee, DeWitt Gilbert and Dale
THETA SIGMA PHI ON JOB
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TO SEND DELEGATES EAST
£ « 6 «
WILL SOLICIT ADS FOR COIN
Is Theta Sigma I’hi composed of a
group of ambitious girls? Well, just lis
The members of this journalism fra
ternity desire to send a representative
to the national convention in Kansas
next May, but at the same time are
aware that their treasury will not per
mit. Discouraging as these facts are.
they refuse to give up hope.
One of their bright members discov
ered that all the merchants in Eugene
did not advertise in The Guard. ’Phis in
spired them and they at once made a
proposition to The Guard: namely, they
would all offer their services as solicit
ors on a commission basis. The plan was
accepted and the business section was
immediately divided into groups. Every
member then assumed one group and
considered it her duty to hound every
business man in that section until he
consented to advertise in The Guard.
Although they have not decided on
their delegate, they feel sure that they
will soon have enough money to elect
the lucky member.
Y. M. ELECTS TOMORROW
Clinton Thienes Declines Nomination for
Presidency Against Randall Scott.
The annual election of Y. M. 0. A.
officers will occur tomorrow in Villnrd
hall. The nominating committee has
selected the following candidates: Pres
ident. Randall Scott, vice president,
I,oo Cossman and Wendell Barthole
inew; treasurer, L. A. Picket and Ray
Kinney; secretary, A. C. Shelton and
Roger Holcomb. Members of the nom
inating committee are Joe Bell, chair
man; Frank Campbell, Nicholas Jaure
guy, Loren Roberts, Martin Nelson,
I)r. A. E. Caswell, and President P.
(Minton Thienes who had been select
ed to run for presidency against Scot:,
declined the noinin ition in favor of
Scott, stating that his present physical
condition did not warrant an attempt
for the office and also that he knew
Scott to he a man of greater Y. M. C. A.
experience and ability.
The first, three nays in Spring Vaca
tion, April 0 to S inclusive are an
nounced as the dates of the annual min
istry missions conference, to he held at
Salem. Rates of a fare and a third
will be given on both roads. Secretary
.T. 1). Foster says that a large delega
tion from the University attended the
conference last year.
READING CIRCLE IS LAUDED
Report Says Oregon Teachers Accomplish
More Than Those Elsewhere.
Recent investigation of rending circle
work for teachers warrants several con
clusions affecting the teachers of Oregon,
“A larger number proportionally of Ore
gon teachers complete the required read
ing circle work than of touchers in any
other state. The plan of having the work
done in dose connection with the exten
sion service of the state University seenu
to lie peculiar to Oregon. With the pos
sible exception of Wisconsin, Oregon of
fers the most comprehensive list, ol
books,” says a report Dr. Joseph Schafei
has on the subject.
The management of the teachers’ read
ing circle of Oregon is directly under the
Students Summoned to Arms on Sunday;
Sleepy Soldiers Called iu Early Morn
“Called to arms!” was the excited
command that fla.ued from Captain
Van Svarverud’g office at Second Com
pany, O. N. G., headquarters early Sun
day morning to ev ry University man
enlisted in the cor.>s. Insistent tele
nhone calls within short intervals, dc
manding hurried mobilization at the
armory, soon caused the expulsion of any
ideas that the command was a joke.
“What’s the matter, Germans ” was
the inevitable question, “You are called
to arms,” was the military reply, which
echoed and re-echoed dismally in the
ears of the sleepy soldiers. The com
pany commander exercised unjsual
tact in keeping the cause for call abso
lutely secret until his xnen were in uni
form nnd breathlessly prancing the
The city was thoroughly awake withir
fifteen minutes after the men we-t
called out. Telephone employees were
unable to cope with the demand for
sorority house numbers during tht
melee of leave-taking and date cancel
ling that followed. Thoughts rHn thick
and fast. “Supposing the country is :.l
war and we will be obliged to leave foi
the front immediately, will I ever set
my beloved associations again?” was tht
question each individual asked himsell
in silence, as he exchanged feet in tht
direction of the armory.
The night had seemed extreme^
short. Fragrant impressions of tht
party the evening before were replacet
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Discussion Is Rife Among Stu
dents and Faculty on
U. W. LEAVES DECISION
IN HANDS OF TEACHERS
Under This System Graduation
Is Subject to Certain
Discussion is rifo among seniors and
faculty as to the advisability of abolishing
senior examinations or making them op
tional with the various departments. The
University of Washington recently ruled
that the senior examinations be left en«
tirely in the hands of the faculties of the
colleges of the University. Under this
system, the seniors of the University are
not required to take any examinations at
the end at' their last semester, their
graduation remaining subject to certain
restrictions and the aproval of their pro
In adopting this position, the Univer
sity of Washington is following the ex
ample set by the University of Michigan
when they abolished the examinations a
short time ago.
In reporting the story, the Washing
ton Daily says:
“The question of senioT examinations
was left entirely in the hands of the de
partments of the various colleges of the
university by the general faculty at a
meeting yesterday afternoon. It was an
nounced that this action is final, and it
is expected that it will close, for the
present at least, the student agitation on
“The faculties of the colleges of liberal
arts and science decided in a meeting oA
last Monday to recommend to the general
faculty the abolition of the examinations
in the college of science and to leave the
matter to the departments in the college
of liberal arts. The general faculty de
cision of yesterday afternoon was an in
dorsement of this recommendation except
that the question was made optional with
every department of every college in the
l university, including the colleges of fine
; arts, education and all the colleges that
have not previously adopted the system
, in some form.
| “This action will probably mean the
complete abolition of the system in some
of the colleges, although the matter will
he left by the deans entirely in the hands
of the departments.
“ ‘We are unable to state definitely
what action will lie taken l>y the depart
ments at the college of science,’ said
Henry Landes, dean of the colloge of sci
ence, this morning. ‘Meetings will be
held in all the departments and a definite
announcement to the Ntudents will then
“The examinations have been given in
the college of fine arts, but their continu
ance there seems doubtful, according to
members of the faculty.
“ ‘I think we could he safe in saying
that the college of fine arts will not, as
a rule, insist upon the examinations’ said
Dean Irving M. Olen this morning.
“Dean Frederick E. Holton of tho col
lege of education thinks the action of the
faculty will probably mean that the sys
tem will be discontinued in all depart
ments of that college, as it was unpopu
lar there. lie said, however, that some
of the departments might at a later date
decide to adopt the system, ns the faculty
action gives them this privilege.”
U. CATALOGUE OUT IN MAY
riow Courses Announced; Junior College
May Make Changes.
The new University of Oregon cata
I'i'/iu* for 101(5-17 and announcements for
1017-18 will be ready for distribution
about the lirst week in May, according
to A. K. Tiffany, registrar. The catalogue
will he on the same general plan as the
last one, the only changes being those
caused by the growth of the University.
The new courses will be announced
in this issue and the changes in the old
ones will be made known. “The catalogue
will probably go to press the last of this
week or the first of next,” said Mr. Tif
fany. If it is decided to establish a jun
ior college, the catalogue will have to be
i revised and the necessary changes made.
[ In case of such a change, the catalogue
. w ill not be out as early as is now ex