VOL. 18. EUGENE, OREGON, THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 1917. NO. 65. Actual Declaration Is Only Thing That Will Stop Training. , KENT WILSON ALREADY CALLED TO SERVICE Gilbert, Belding and Watkins Expect Summons Soon; Pew Veterans Left. (By William Ilaseltine) Training and conlitioning of Oregon’s track team will go on until war is ac tually declared, according to Coach Bill Hayward. “We will have some kind of a team to go through with our sched ule, even if some of the regulars are forced to go,” said the coach. “If war Is declared and the boys are called out I will go myself.” So far but one man, Kent Wilson, has left, but there are a: leas'; three others who expect to be summoned at any moment. They are Don Belling, Ernest Watkins and De Witt Gilbert. Belding and Gilbert are in the coast artillery and Watkins is a member of the militia. Wilson’s departure leaves Hayward without a single old man in the middle distance save Captain Martin, Nelson. Belding is Bill’s standby in the mile run this year and nobody is in sight who could take his place. Watkins is a pole vaulter and Gilbert runs the hurdles. What the other colleges in the Coast Conference are going to do is a matter of conjecture. Graduate-manager A. R. Tiffany received a telegram from Ar l thur Younger, manager at Washington, Inquiring as to Oregon’s attitude on the plan of cancelling the schedules. Sim ilar telegrams were sent to the other i members of the conference. Tiffany Wired back advising that no hasty ac tion be taken. Washington and Stan ford are both in favor of calling off all meets and games if war is declared. None of the other colleges have been heSrd from. Even in the event of war athletics might be kept up to maintain the phys ical condition of the students. This was the Plan followed by England during the first two years of the war and re sulted in many soldiers being recruited from the universities Washington has suffered the loss of three men from her track team already, Captain McDonald, the two-miler who defeated Bostwiek last year at Seattle and Murphy and McKecbnie—weight men. From the number of men in the third Oregon from O. A. C., the chances are that Coach Pipal will also have some places to fill. v After a week’s absence due to the Illness of liis wife, Coach Hayward again put in an appearance at the cov ered track Monday. Even with the lim ited space at his disposal Bill kept his squad on the jump every minute, v and followed up the work with a similar program the last two nights. The Cramped conditions of the track makes It virtually impossible to do any run ning. Starts and slow jogs up and dov n the enclosure comprise the menu. hat with the weather and th war Oregon’s track season doesn't promise to be as successful as in years past. A NEW TROPHY IS OFFERED Women Tennis Players Will Compete for Cup; Other Prizes Up. Another diadem, the most brilliant of ill, except of course, the personal hon or and satisfaction of accomplishment, has been added to the crown of victory that will go to the winner of the annual Women’s tennis tournament this spring. The new incentive is a beautiful cup, to be given by Luckey’s jewelry store to the girl who wins the tournament. The c-up is a one-year prize and the -.ntnatsnr will be allowed Ut keep it. A consolation prize, consisting of tennis shoes or other paraphenalia is to be offered. Tennis raquettes will gleam on the court as soon as the weather gi'es signs of continual sunshine for a reas onable period. The date of the begin ning of the tournament has not been de cided. Besides the Luckey cup a tennis ra quette, to be offered by a local merch ant will add to the list of prizes. Senior Exams Dealt Blow Staggering Punch Given • @ ® ® @ & By Drs. Robbins and Bates Editor Emerald: Replying to your recent inquiry con | cerning my attitude on the proposed abolition of Senior examinations, per mit met to say that I would favor such a change. By means of such a modi fication in our present regulations the seniors would be enabled to distribute their work more equitably throughout the year, thus relieving them of unusu ally heavy burdens during the com mencement season. Personally, I could make the altera tion without detracting from the pres ent standard of work. The chief result of the adoption of such a change, so far as teaching is concerned, would be to throw added work upon the instructor, but in this case I think the benefits de rived would more than offset the addi tional duties. Cordially yours, E. C. ROBBINS. Editor Enjerald: As far as the department of rhetoric is concerned it would be entirely feasi ble for us to excuse senior-, from exam inations as we are -horoughly acquaint ed with their work before the end of the senior year. ERNEST S. BATES. TO GIVE MY FRIDAY “Admirable Crichton,” Once Postponed, Now Ready. Special Scenery, Decorations and Lighting Effects to Ee Featured. Everything is in readiness for the production of “Admirable Crichton” in Guild Hail Friday evening. Special scenery has been constructed, under the supervision of Prof. A. F. Reddie, and many new lighting effects are to be used. Particular attention has been paid to the decorations of the play. Cleome Carroll and her assistants have been busy for two weeks working out the details for this part of the performance. The cast includes some of the dramat ic stars of the campus. Ernest Wat kins will be seen in the title role, that of the butler, and Margaret Crosby will play his “opposite”, Lady Mary. Al.x Bowen will handle the chief comedy role, Lord Loam, the democratic peer. Roberta Killam will take the part of Lady Agatha. The first and fourth scenes are laid in the drawing room of Lord Loam the second on a desert island, and the third in a hunt, which has been constructed on this island by the shipwrecked party. The cast is: Crichton, the butler .. • Ernest Watkins Lord Loam . Alex. Bowen Ernest Wooley.Warren Edwards Tweeny, a “between maid” . Lillian Bancroft Lady Brocklehurst . Hester Hurd Rev. Treherne . Burt Thompson Lord Brocklehurst Kenneth Shetterly Lady Agatha . Roberta Killam Mrs. Perkins, housekeeper .. Lourene Taylor Fisher, first maid . Grayce Sage The Chef . Arlo Brislow Jane, housemaid-Harriet Polhemus Second Maid . Claire Gazley Third Maid . Frances'Fraley Thompsett, coachman . Harold Hargreaves First Footman . Russell Fox Second Footman. Harry Phillips Stable Boy . Donald Prairie Page Boy . Conrad Stevens OREGON SONG MAKES HIT “Drifting,” Written by Students, Well Received at Mu Phi Assembly. “Drifting”, a song with music aid words by two Oregon students, was -ung for the first time at the assembly Wed nesday morning. This song, to be pub lished soon, is pad of a comic opera recently completed K Hazel Radabaugh and Leslie Blades. The song, which was given by Mrs. Daise Beckett Middieton, was received with much applause. —The iigul.u .issi'inbl.i—was de\uj.ed lo a program by Mu Phi Lpsilon, a women ® national musical fraternity. It has been suggested that this rogram be made an annual event, according to Mrs. Mid dleton. Others contributing musical numbers were Alice Vander Sluis, Genevieve Rowley, Viola Crawford and Miss Wini fred Forbes, violin duets; Gladys Van Nuys and Irene Strowbridge, vocal solos; Ada Mathews and Marian Neil, piano; and Charlotte Banfield, a reading. UPHOLD SENIOR PLAN Commerce Faculty Favor Op tional Fourth-Year Exams. Petition to Be Presented to Faculty at Meeting Next Thursday. The entire teaching faculty of the school of commerce has declared itself in favor of making the giving of senior examinations optional with the heads of the various departments. Dean 1). W. Morton, Prof. G. P. McAuslan. Prof. J. Hugh Jackson and Director H. B. Miller, of this school, believe that the plan proposed by the senior class is a the canvassing of the faculty and of the worthy one. The committee which has charge of | presentation of the petition to the fac I ulty at its meeting a week from today i is carrying on its work of interviewing the voting professors and also reports that Prof. It. \V. Prescott supports their side of the question. Their work will continue until all professors have been visited and the matter talked over with them before the meeting next Thursday The results obtained so far seem to be distinctly encouraging and indicate a very favorable attitude toward .the matter and that a careful considera tion will he given i„ ii the meeting. Added hope is given because many pro fessors who have not been interviewed have formerly voluntarily voiced their opinion that examinations in their par ticular subjects are unnecessary. In several departments, then, the exam inations given to all students, not only seniors, are really largely nominal, only being compliances with the ruling of the faculty which requires strict ad herence to the scheme of giving final examinations in ail courses regardless of their nature or the necessary content of the quizzes. While official returns reported by the | committee only show that the commerce faculty and Professor PreseoT have so far subscribed to the movement. Prof. George Turnbull, Prof. J. F. Bovard, and Prof. H. C. Howe all have expressed themselves u$ supporting the change. HUGHES TO SPEAK TWICE Bishop Will Talk at Vespers Sunday and to Y. W. C. A. Saturday. Bishop Mathew S. Hughe* of Port land, will speak at the University ves per services Sunday at 4:110. in \ illard, on “Human Progress and Iteligious Doubt”. Ac a special address to the women, Saturday night in Guild hall, he will talk on “The challenge of the times to ! the Christian Young Woman”. This speech was arranged for through the Y. W. C. A. Bishop Hughes is one of the best known pulpit speakers in America, ac cording to K. W. Onthank, and has held some very important pastorates, among which are the Chestnut Street Church, Portland, Maine, the oldest Methodist Church in America; Wesley Church, Minneapolis; Independence Avenue Church, Kansas City, Missouri; and 1 First Church, l'asadeua, California. FORTY-SIX GISTS Annual Y. W. C. A. Cabinet Con ference to Be Held in Eu gene This Week-End. Six Colleges Represented; Bishop Hughes and Miss Hopkins on Program. Forty-six guests will arrive in Eu gene tomorrow night to take part -n the Y. W. C. A. Cabinet Conference to be held on the campus Saturday and Sun day. Miss Eleanor Hopkins, national student secretary of the northwest field, who is to have charge of the confer ence, will arrive tonight. O. A. C. is sending 15 delegates as is Willamette university, Albany college sends (5. Philomath college 2, Chenm wa Indian School G. Two girls from the Corvallis high school will also attend. The delegates are members of the Y. W. C. A. cabinets at the institutions which they represent, the cabinets be ing an organization of officers and chairman of committees. The big theme of the conference is “The Challenge of .lie Present to Col lege Christian Women” and the meeting is being held with the hope that dis cussion of the different problems of the work at the different colleges by the del egates may result in plans for better ment of conditions and help to secure greater results. It is also held to en able the leaders of the organizations to a better acquaintance. A similur con ference attended by delegates of other colleges and schools not represented in this meeting was held at Monmouth Normal three weeks ago. An informal reception will be ncid for the arriving delegates at the Bungalow tomorrow night at which Dean Eliza beth Fox and Uuth Wilson, president of the Y. \V. C. A. will give addresses of welcome. Tea and sandwiches will be served and at S o’clock the delegates will be guests of Professor A. F. Red die at the campus production of the “Admirable Crichton”. The conference opens at 9 a. in. at the Bungalow with a Bible hour con ducted by Miss Mary Watson and a dis cussion of student membership basis by Dean Elizabeth Fox at 10. At 11 a. in. meetings of a number of the technical councils will be conducted by Miss Hop kins, Miss Lillian Francis, Corvallis, Mrs. C. H. Edmundson, Eugene, Miss Fox, Tirza Dinsd.de and Miss Jane Scott, national executive secretary for the Northwest. “Laboratory Method in the Solution of Doubt,” an illustrated lecture, by Professor A. K. Sweetser, will begin the afternoon program at 2:15. Mrs. A. TO. Caswell will speak on “Our Na tional Movement” and Mrs. Daise A. Middleton, of the school of music, will sing. At 4 o’clock there will be a model cabinet meeting in charge of Miss Hop kins. “The meeting which will probably be of tlie greatest interest to the pub lic,” said Miss Tirza Hinsdale, Y. W. C. A. secretary, “will be the address by Bishop Matthew Hughes, of Portland, at Guild'hall at 7:15. President Campbell will preside and the Girls’ glee club will sing. The delegates will depart Sunday evening. During their stay here arrangements have been made for their care at the different sororities. Among those other than cabinet mem (Ooutinued on page two) CHEMIST TAKES POSITION William J. Montgomery, ’16, Will Test Explosives for Government. William J. Montgomery, '10, left yes terday for Pittsburg where he will take a position in the United States Bureau of Mines as a chemist. He will test explosives for government munitions. This position comes as the result of a eitil service examination he took last December in a competition entered by hundreds of men from all over the Unit ed States. Montgomery took second place. He is a resident of Portland. MERCURY TAKES BIG DROP * « # * WEATHER GETTING COLDER ^ ^ ^ ^ NO, ONLY A BROKEN TUBE There is a song containing something to the effect that it was a “chilly day for Willy when the mercury went down" but it has nothing on F. L. Shinn, pro fessor of chemistry. Tuesday night he had about twenty pounds of quicksilver in two glass vessels connected by a rub ber tube up in a room in the front part of McClure hall. Wednesday morning the dishes were empty and $110 worth of the metal had unaccountably disappeared. There were no footprints, fingermarks, nor other signs of violence by which the night marauder could be traced. The dishes were intact and the door locked. The crime seemed as impossible ns any dime novel mystery. Where was the mer cury? Meanwhile Mr. Tracy, the janitor in McClure hull, was puzzling over a curi ous silver puddle spreading over the floor of the Emerald office in the base ment. It appeared to have come from nowhere in particular. About the same time he thought to communicate with the chemistry department the profes sors saw fit to speak to him about the loss of the mercury. The puddle was identified as such and Professor Shinn and Howard Wagner, who cares for the chemicals, came with brushes and shov els and dust pans nnd spent some time collecting the elusive drops of mercury, which filled the cracks in the cement floor. Further examinations of the glass vessels proved that the tube connecting them had broken, permitting the metal to escape and find its way through the floor into the room below. Had it not been for the cement in the basement $110 might have still been on its way. 1500 STUDENTS IN 1918 Dean Straub Predicts Big Increase in Enrollment Next Year. Fifteen hundred students by Febru ary, 1018, and a greater University of Oregon is the slogan Dean John Strnub suggests for the coining year. “I feel safe in predicting that the University will have an enrollment of 1390 in Sep tember and that this will increase to 1500 by the spring semester,” he said. Dean Straub has accurately predicted the registrations for several years. When he estimated that the registration for this semester would pass the thous and mark, the professors smiled, he said, as if they thought that ho was far too optimistic. He was right, however, for the registration is now 1050. He bases his prediction on the num ber of seniors in the high schools of the state who have signified their in tentions of coming to the University. Dean Straub has visited about thirty high schools during this s bool year and wherever he has gone, he has found a splendid sentiment for the University. The estimate of 1500 is based on the understanding that war will not be de clared, which Dean Straub thinks will be the case. “Of course if war is de clared,” he said, “that will throw the prediction out for I think that two thirds of the boys in he University will enlist if they are called for. I would go myself if I hadn't passed the age limit.” APRIL FROLIC CLEARS $84 Approximately $84 was cleared by the Women’s League on the annual April Frolic, all of which sum goes to the Woman’s building. The total door re ceipts amounted to $102, from which $18 was deducted to cover expenses. Alpha I'hi was awarded the Larraway cup given for the best stunt, and Ethel Murray received a prize of fc2.;»0 for the most original costume, which in this case was made to repiesent a huge bunch ,.f . i,.l„tu Miss * liirrav also received honorable mention last year when she came to the Frolic as a wood nymph. Honorable mention in the stunts went to Eutaxian, Gamma I’hi Beta, Delta Gamma, Mary Spiller hall and Kappa Kappa Gamma, “'he group composed of Jeannette Calkins, Emma Stevenson, and Madge Calkins as a “rube” family, and the costume of Adah Ilall, which represented a fire extinguisher, were also mentioned. The judges were Mrs. p, L. Campbell. Mrs. W. F. Osburn, tind Mrs. Julius Goldsmith. Learn Fundamental Elements of Drill and Squad Movements. CLASS IN FIRST AID HELD WEDNESDAY, 7 P. M. Advanced Course in Sanitation Given on Thursday by Dr. G. E. Darrow. Military drill, though only voluntary, is an actuality at the University. Tues day evening, when for two hours over 50 men marched and counter-marched under the direction of H. K. Kingsbury and a half score of volunteer corporals, the first actual steps were taken. The gymnasium rang with the orders of those in command, and the rhythmic cadence of marching filled the large room. Members of the administration force of the school rubbed elbows vyith stud ents, and former members of the United States army with true militnry subor dination followed young fellows from the National Guard in elementary in structions. Ten days from today, according to I)r. Warren D. Smith, the members of the corps must have paid their bond fee of $2.50 if they wish to retain member ship in the body. This fee is payable to the comptroller of the University and will be refunded at the end of the se mester, with 25 cents subtracted for each absence. The work on Tuesday evening was almost entirely iu the very fundamen tal elements of drilling, the position of a soldier, file, column and squad move ments and individual and squad instruc tion iu marching. Last night at 7 o’clock the class in bandaging met in Hayward hall to re ceive instruction from Bill Hayward. Several of the mor? common and valu able methods of dressing wounds were explained to the 50 men present. To night l)r. E. E. Darrow is to give in struction to the advanced class in sani tation and hygiene. “I will make every effort possible’* said H. K. Kingsbury who is in charge of the drilling, “to obtain guns at an early date. While they are not neces sary for some time yet, they will soon be needed in our drill work. Where they will come from I do not know.” Enlisting in the Eugene company of the Oregon National Guard continues^ uraong the University students. Nine members of the student body enlisted yesterday. ACTIVITY EXPENSES FEW Approximate Amount Paid Out for Wo men $81.30. Very little money has been spent thuo far this yeur for University women's activities, although w>ih the coming of spring more will probably be required. The business office cannot give an exact report of every cent expended for wo men, because the books are not kept in a way to make it possible. An approximate amount paid out so far for women alone is $81.30. There are other amounts which have been ex pended but are not recorded for cither men or women, and are us much for one us for the other. An example of this is the $75 paid from the student body treasury for homecoming week. The other amounts of money paid out for women were comparatively small and were for women’s athletics and tha Woman’s League. A statement follows: $7.50 for Miss ltothchild’s transporta tion from Portland to Eugene when she came before to speak to the Woman’s League; $40.80 for the Woman’s League due to the State Federation of Women's Hubs; $3.'» wag siient for the University hockey team when it made its trip to Corvallis. E. W. ALLEN RECOVERING Eric W. Alien, dean of the school of journalism, has been confined to his bed for the last week with a very sever® attack of grippe. It is not known how soon he will be able to meet his classes. I Mr. DeLay and Mr. Turnbull have taken I charge of Mr. Allen’s work during his i absence.