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EUGENE, OREGON, TUESDAY, MAY 8, 1917.
* Personnel Will Be Announced
Thursday; Bert Breeding
GROUND AROUND SENIOR
BENCH DECLARED SACRED
New Portage to Be IvIade;Walks
Built; 20 Frosh to Be Put
on Hasher’s Duty.
Lack of funds for carrying out the
proposed improvements on the campus
on University Day has caused a change in
the plans already announced; and the
unsettled condition of the men awaiting
a call to arms has postponed the ap
pointments of committees until to-mor
row or Thursday.
Bernard Breeding who has charge of
all work to be done on University Day
has revised his plans In accordance with
the scarcity of money and has laid out
the following outline of labor:
1. The raising of first bridge on the
millrace in order that canoes may pass
underneath without tipping over. W. F.
Osburn, owner of the bridge, will fur
nish the materials, tools, and an experi
enced foreman to take charge of the
2. The construction of a new portage
between the millrace and the river. This
will be attempted only on condition that
the water is low enough to permit work
3. The preparation of the track for
the inter-company track meet scheduled
4. The rolling of six tennis courts
and general cleaning up of their sur
5. The rolling of the road in front of
8. The construction of a walk from
the library to the back of Deady hall.
7. Decorating for the Junior Trom.
8. Painting the “O” on Skinner’s
9. General assistance at the Cam
pus lunch. Twenty freshmen will. be
chosen for this work.
10. The construction of a walk lead
ing to and surrounding the Senior bench,
and the erection of a fence or similar
'barrier marking off this corner of the
Campus for the use and enjoyment of
11. Preparations for the Canoe Car
nival scheduled for Thursday evening.
These preparations will consist of elec
trical wiring, constructing and decorating
special barges for the band and glee
clubs, attending to the entrance of ca
noes on Thursday'evening and arranging
for seating the spectators.
Breeding announces the names of 14
men who are to take charge of this
Canoe Carnival work and promises to
relieve them from work on University
Day. They are to report at thi Mill
race and boat house at one o'clock on
Thursday to join Sheehy. The list is as
follows: Leonard Floan, Oscar Gor
eczky, Walter Grebe, William Haseltine,
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ECHO TO WRITE FEATURES
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CO-ED GOES TO SEATTLE
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TO JOIN STAFF OF THE STAR
Echo Juno Zahl, a senior, left college
last week to accept a position with the
Seattle Star. Miss Zalil will be con
nected with the paper a^ a feature writer.
She has had the position in mind for
some time and about two months ago
went down to Portland and made ar
rangements for accepting the position.
Since then she has been fitting herself
for the place by taking journalism courses
at college. Although Miss Zahl had
enough credits to graduate, she elected to
leave without completing her course
rather than risk missing this opening.
Miss Zahl was prominent in campus
circles. She was a member of Theta Sig
ma Phi, feature writer on the. Emerald
for a year, editor of the woman’s Emer
ald, a member of University Players, and
Junior woman on the student council
last year. She had one of the principal
parts in “The Climbers”, the senior play
to be staged here 'this week-end.
Miss Zalil will visit in Tacoma with
an aunt for a few days and then begin
her journalistic duties.
FIJIS SCORE 14 TO 0
Tuerck Twirls Good Game; Mis
plays Are Costly.
Sigma Chis and Phi Delts to
Meet Tomorrow in First
Phi Gamma Delta slipped into the fin
als of the Doughnut league yesterday by
administering a liberal coat of whitewash
to the Oregon Club. The score was 14-0.
The Fijis took advantage of the many
misplays of their opponents and aid 'd by
some timely hits had no trouble in roll ng
up the imposing total.
Bill Tuerck did the twirling for Pni
Gamma Delta and was in such rare form
that the Oregon Club secured bit one
bingle from his delivery. He fanned five
men in the five innings. Dow Wilson
shared the honors with three blows and
some clever fielding stunts around the
The first inning was 50-50. With two
men down, Heywood reached first whin
Simola stumbled over his grounder and
measured his length on the sod. Dutton
got a free ticket but Tuerck nabbed Hey
wood off second by a quick throw to
Grebe. Except for Harper’s single in the
fifth, not another Oregon Club man
reached first base.
The Fijis Degan the run-getting in the
second on Lind’s smash to right and
Hedges’ home run over Spangler’s head.
Wilson singled and W. Sheehy walked
after this, but Grebe skyed out to center
for the final out.
This was sufficient to win the game,
but the Oregon Clubbers were charitable
enough to contribute a few more in the
third. Simola went safe on Gambll’s
wide toss to first. Knudsen hit one down
the first base line which Center threw
(Continued on page two)
“Right About Face’’—Scramble for Dates;
Perfect Hatching Plans for “Da Best Yet”
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By Gladys Wilkins i
When someone steps up behind you
this week and says "High and slick and
round all over, bigger than K. K. K., the
progressive dinner, the glee concerts.
Junior Week-end—What is it?” don’t
begin looking through all of your pock
ets quietly to see where you’ve mislaid
it. I‘ut one foot behind you in a military
manner, about face, and speak thus:
"The Varsity band concert and dance”.
It's the pass word that will let you
into the realm of the Wise Ones.
The whole plan is brand new—
hatched this week only, but by May 18, !
■the date set. it will have scratched a
small hole in the pocketbook of every
student and every person in Eugene who j
is a loyal Oregonian.
The place is to be the Armory; if there
tsn’t room inside, pavement stretches
away on both sides; the time is to be
8:00 sharp, and the purpose—to swell ,
the Women’* Building fund.
The Varai^ band is absolutely the'
only all-University organization in cap
tivity; it employs not one outsider at
any time, and furthermore, it doesn’t
need them. It has been the constant
policy to have every player a student
registered in college, and at no time has
this principle been broken. Darly in the
fall, many of the parts were woefully
lacking in both strength and tune, but
Mr. Albert Perfect, band director, has
taken each one of those parts, found new
material, and drilled them all incessantly
until the work at the present time is al
most perfectly balanced.
There is probably no organization on
;i cnmpus which has such Tiefpr-pnrii.ig
demands on its time as a band. Start
ing in with the first football practices,
it goes out to stir up pep and spirit and
cheer the men on their way; it goe3 to
see the games and on all the football
trips; basketball season it works over
time; assemblies, rallies, parades, base
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If You Want to See Something Jolly Good
Then Pep Up and Step Out for Dates to
On Friday evening of this week
the class of 1917 will present at
the Eugene theatre Clyde F'itch's
celebrated comedy masterpiece,
“The Climbers,” with a cast of
Senior stars which, from all ac
counts, is scheduled to outshine
all previous eonstilations of college
thespians. The Senior play, an
event which always looms large on
the University calendar, this year
bids fair to loom larger than ever,
for besides being one of the chief
attractions of Junior week-end,
the Senior play committee expects
the forthcoming production of
“The Climbers” to register the
high water mark of amateur dra
matic activity at Oregon.
For the past week James Mott,
who staged the 1916 class play,
“Arizona,” and who:.e productions
of “The Fortune Hunter” and
“The Dictator" here are familiar
to all Oregon students, has been
driving the crack Senior cast at
professional speed through nightly
rehearsals. Even at this stage
the rehearsals have all the appear
ance of real performances, and the
director has already pronounced
the famous play ready to go on.
As a play, Clyde Fitch’s master
piece, “The Climbers”, stands in %
class practically by itself. It has
been hailed by many critics as
the long-sought-for “Great Ameri
can Play.” Some have gone even
further and acclaimed it the great
est modern drama of this or any
other country. Whether this is
true or not there is little doubt
that “The Climbers” is the most
original play on the stage at the
present time, and perhaps the
the most interesting. It is thor
oughly American—a real flesh and
blood story of one of the most ab
sorbing phases of American life,
told as no other dramatist but
Fitch could tell it. It appeals
with equal strength to the “high
brow” and the “mob”, and it con
tains that rare combination of
comedy and melodrama which is
largely responsible for the play’s
The original production of “The
Climbers” at the Bijou theatre
New York, in 1902 was one -\f
the most important events in the
dramatic history of this country.
The play ran for a year at that
theatre, and the following year its
remarkable run was duplicated at
the Duke of York’s theatre in
London. Since then it has been
played regularly every season by
every first class stock organiza
tion in the United States. 'The
Climbers” has the unique distinc
tion of having made a star of
practically every member of the
original cast, among whom were
Robert Edson, Frank Worthing.
Amelia Biggham, Clara Blood
good, Madge Carr Cooke, and 41
dozen other leading lights of the
As for the Senior Players, ac
cording to the director, it would
be difficult to imagine a more per
fect amateur cast than the one
which will appear Friday in “The
Climbers.” Most of the members
have had four years training in
dramatic art, and have established
their reputations in many prev
ious plays. They have been care
fully selected with a view to their
physical and tempermental fit
ness for the various roles, and al
together Mx-. Mott considers them
the strongest acting combination
he has yet directed here.
Several of the men in the cast
of the Senior play have either ap
plied for commissions in the of
ficers’ reserve or have joined the^
local coast artillery companies.
Owing to the uncertainty of the
dntes on which these men will be
called to the colors their parts
have been understudied from the
beginning of rehearsals, so that
in any event “The Climbers” will
go with a complete and fully pre
The following are the stars who will shine at the Eugene theatre Friday
evening, and the partsthey will play in “The Climbers”:
Richard Sterling ... Alex Bowen
Edward Warden . Earl Fleischmann
Frederick Mason ....,. Fred Kiddle
Johnny Trotter . Ernest Watkins
Howard Godsby . Bernard Breeding
Dr. Steinhart . Kenneth Shetterly
Ryder. Victor Sether
Jordan ...:. Nicholas Jaureguy
Leonard . Dale Melrose
Mrs. Sterling, nee Blanche Hunter. Rosalind Bates
Ruth Hunter . Bernice Lucas
Mrs. Hunter. Eyla Walker
Jessica Hunter .. Alice Hill
Clara Hunter .Martha Beer
Julia Godsby . Margaret Spangler
Miss Siller ton.Mildred Brown
Thompson . Louise Allen
Marie .,. Ruth Roche
Ast I. Late Winter, at the Hunter’s, New York.
Act II. The Following Christmas eve, at the Sterlings, New York.
Act III. Christmas Day, at the Hermitage on the Bronz River.
Act IV. The Day After Christmas, at the Sterlings.
The Seat Sale for “The Climbers” will open at the box office of the Eugene
Theatre, Thursday morning, May 10. at 9 o’clock.
ARCHITECTS GET WAR JOBS
Several Go Into Federal Service as
Draughtsmen and Boatbuilders.
Architecture students as well as pre
medics and chemists find ■ themselves in
demand by the government for use in
war preparations. Due to the fact that
very few University men in this depart
ment have had office work they cannot
enter the civil service as regular
draughtsmen. There are, however,
many openings for ship carpenters, boat
builders, machinists, wood calkers, and
Possibly one-third of the University
architects have either gone into service
or are intending to enter soon. John
McGuire and Curtiss Marshall who left
for the Bremerton Naval Station will
work as marine draughtsmen. Glenn
Stanton and Peter Jensen may leave
soon and O. B. Sollie has already com
pleted arrangements for departure
Wednesday. He has been in the govern
ment employ previous to this time and
will go to Tacoma.
PRESIDENT BACK SOON
Passed Week-End in Washington, D. C.;
May Get Household Arts Head.
President Campbell will probably re
turn from his trip east in a week or ten
days, according to Karl Onthank, his
secretary. He spent Friday «ind Sat
urday in Washington L) C. where he at
tended the convention of the National
association of State Universities. On
Saturday he heard Secretary of War
Baker who spoke before the assembly of
about 183 college pre.-idents. Mr. Baker
urged in his address that the University
men under the conscription age be dis
couraged from enlisting.
President Campbell went from Wash
ington to New York City, and before his
return will visit several eastern cities.
While President Campbell is in the
east he will be on the lookout for sobie
person as a possible head of the de
partment of household arts which will
be installed in the University next year.
The real purpose of the trip, however,
was to attend the convention at Wash
ington and to visit other universities and
SOME SUSPENSE, FELLOWS
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JOHNNY AND BILL WAIT
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EAGER FOR NATION’S CALL
Cuts didn’t make any difference to Bill
Snyder nud Johnny Beckett yesterday.
Neither did the contents of the Sigma
Nu or Beta mail box, in fact the waste
basket at the ]>ost office filled up with
Sunday magazines and other literature
remarkably fast while the two athletes
searched in vain for two envelopes bear
ing the government letterhead.
Yes, Johnny and Bill were expecting
summons. They had figured out to the
exact hour just when they should be.
notified of the acceptance of their appli
cation to the officers' reserve corps.
Monday, May 7, would surely be the
last day they would remain in doubt. It
wasn’t a vacation they took when they
went down town early in the morning.
No one realizes what a harrowing sensa
tion it was to pull out arm load after
arm load of mail, all addressed to other
fellows. Between trains they sat or walk
ed around and chewed—well chewed in
At last dwitight drew on and the
United States government inhospitably
closed its doors and left the heroes of
the gridiron to go wearily to their res
pective houses nnd seek solace in sym
pathy and slumber till another day should
Political Pulse Grows More Fe
vered for 34 Aspirants.
Three New Names Added, Joe
Hedges Withdraws; Ballots
to Be Long Variety.
The fate of thirty-four candidates for
student body office rungs in the balance
of tomorrow’s elections. Every student
will have a chance to cast a ballot for
his favorite candidates in the lowec hall
of Villard any time between ten in the
morning and two in the afternoon.
Although the political pulse of the
campus has been below normal this year
on account of threatened and actual war
nnd the enlistment of a large proportion
of the men in some department of army
or navy, it seems to be rising by jumps
just now and promises to be at fever
heat by tomorrow.
Three new names have been added to
those made public in the regular nomi
nations Inst Wednesday, Clyde Hall for
senior member of the Student Council,
Beatrice Thurston for junior member,
nnd Dorris Medley for « member of the
Athletic Council. Joe Hedges hus with
drawn from the race for membership in
the Athletic Council.
The ballots are of the long variety
and will bear the following list of candi
President of the Student Body: Harold
Tregilgns and James Shechy.
Vice-presient :Rny Couch.
Secretary: Emma Wootton nnd Leura
Editor of Emerald: Harby Crain, Ad
(Continued on pnge three)
TRACK MEET ENTHIES
FOR SATURDIY 016
Preliminary Tryouts for Places
on Teams Begin This
LARGE CUP WILL GO TO
Bill Hayward Announces Fine
Gold Medal as Trophy to
High Point Winner.
Preliminary tryout* for places on the
various track teams of the six compan
ies iu military drill began this afternoon
directly after the drill hour. Each after
noon there will be a number of tryout*
for places on the various company teams.
The schedule for today ran a* follows:
Company One: 50 yds., 100 yds., 440
yds., and discus; Company Two: 50 yd*..
100 yds., and broad jump; Company
Four: 50 yds., 75 yds.; Company Six:
50 yds., 100 yds., and shot put.
Tomorrow’s schedule will be run off as
follows: Company Six: 75 yds., and 220
| yds.; Company Five: 50 yds., 220 yds.,
and 8S0 yds.; Company Four; 220 yd.
hurdles; Company Two: 220 yds. and
Five men of each company will be se
lected in each event. Bill Hayward in
charge of the affairs signifies his inten
tion to have all entries ready for the
I finals to be held on next Saturday after
To make the competition keen a large
cup will be given to the victorious com
pany. Besides this the high individual
point winner of the meet will receive
| a gold medal which Bill assures will be
j a first-class one.
By first glance the First Company
I seems to have the edge of the combat
j but several of the others have some first
class surprises they will spring. Com
pany One lias in the field a congregation
of “comers” ns follows: Westerfield,
Watkins, Blncknby, Cossman, Tuerck,
Atkinson, Bartlett and Dudley.
Company Two looks forward to Gil
bert, Fitzgibbon, Breeding, Huntingtons
and Brock, while Company Three chal
lenges with Belding, Alexander, Sheehy,
Jensen, Cook and Boylen.
Company Four follows with no less a
good aggregation of Furney Shockley,
Reinhart, Medley, Snyder nnd Sehwering
while Company Five will have to fill up
n good many places with raw material led
by J. Fox nnd Ray Hausler.
TO MAKE TEST OF BLIND
Dr. R. H. Wheeler to Experiment at
Dr. It. H. Wheeler, professoT of psy
chology, will go to Salem Friday to oegin
a series of tests of the intelligence of he
students in the state school for the blind.
Dr. Wheeler, besides employing method*
already established, will try some orig
inal tests along the line of the ability of
blind students to resist suggestion and
illusory phenomena. Several trips to
the institution will be required to give
Dr. Wheeler the basis necessary for hi*
Junior Week End Will be Ushered In
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By Canoe Fete Next Thursday Night
Junior Week-end if) but two days
away. With at least twenty entries, the
annual eanoe fete on the millruce Thurs
day night will open the gala days, and
from then on till Sunday the time will be
filled with interfraternity sports, campus
work and play, tennis, arcnery nnd swim
ming contests staged by the University
women, the Senior play, and the annual
prom. Very greatly simplified in every
respect, the Week-end is to be devoted in
a great share to the entertainment of
alumni, and it will be almost in the na
ture of an acquaintance party, so long
has the campus been deluged with guests '
to the exclusion of loyal old gruds.
The Shack is to be chief place of
celebration Thursday night. Strings of
electric lights over the dancing plat
form, colored fires burning below, and
a battery of search lights played up
the race will afford ample opportunity
for seeing both people and canoes; more,
strings of lights and Japanese lanterns
will droop across the water from the
upper platform of the Shack and into
the trees on the opposite bank. A great
black “O” hanging suspended above
stream, and fireworks, complete the
plans for lighting.
Jimmie Sheehy, chairman of the fets
committee, wants everybody to under
stand the time set, and act accordingly.
That time is 8:15 sharp. The procession
will start down from the lower bridge
nt 8:30 as soon as it is sufficiently dark.
It is planned that the canoes come at
half-minute intervals, allowing everyone
to see them thoroughly, and preventing
the i ush of former'"years. An anumiurpr
will be stationed on the north side of the
race, to announce the name and owner
of each canoe as it approaches.
In a special corner of the Shack plat
form the judges will be seated—Prof.
\V. F. (5. Thacher, Dr. George Rebec,
Mrs. Mabel Holmes Parsons, Mrs. Mar
(Continued on page three.)