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V0L- 18. EUGENE, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAY 17, 1917. NO. 82.
^ Alumni Reports Come to Secre
tary Onthank Showing
OREGON SPIRIT REVIVIFIED;
ASSURE BIGGER UNIVERSITY
Representatives at Presidio
Training Camp Not Forgetful
and Send Greetings.
Success beyond the expectations of the
promoters was achieved by the first
State-Wide University Day celebration
held throughout Oregon Friday, May 11.
Reports received by Karl Onthank of the
University Day committee describe ac
tivities by alumni in the interest of the
University in many widely-sepaated com
munities of the state, with numerous
K outlying sections to be heard from.
From some communities came reports
of the formation of alumni associations
or the consolidating and strengthening
of organizations already in existence. Re
cruiting campaigns in the high schools
for students next year were undertaken
or planned. In some cities and towns
pledges o fassistance to the woman’s
building project were given. Illustrated
talks descriptive of the University and
its activities were a feature of the cele
bration in several communities.
In every instance, the Oregon spirit
was revivified and the alumni individu
ally and collectively stirred up to great
er efforts for the up-building of a strong
er and better University. As a social
occasion, the day was everywhere re
ported successful and the reunions of
old graduates and former students were
so pleasant that in some instances ar
rangements were made for more fre
quent gatherings of a similar nature.
Oregon’s representatives in the Offi
cers’ ,Reserve Training Camp at the
Presidio, San Francisco, did not forget
their old college on University Day.
Nineteen of the alumni and former stu
dents of Oregon who are enrolled at the
camp sent the following greeting from
the Presidio; “To the University Day
Committee; We the undersigned stu
dents, ex-students and graduates of the
University of Oregon now stationed at
the Officers’ Reserve Training Camp at
the Presidio, do hereby reaffirm our
loyalty to the University of Oregon and
take this occasion to express our heart
felt desire for its highest welfare.” The
message is signed by John Clark Bur
gard, R. M. Alton, Johnny Parsons, Ben
H. Williams, Ben Doris, Roland W.
Geary, M. Vernon Melson, Lloyd O.
Harding, Clarence L. Stoddard, Glen G.
Dudley, S. B. Spellman, Allan A. Bynon,
Ray E. Couch, Erie Lane, Roy K. Terry,
Wm. G. Dunlap, Prentiss Brown.
The report from Astora says in part:
“Thanks to State-Wide University Day,
Astoria at last has a real live alumni
organization. We met last night at the
Weinhard hotel. After a general get
together the following officers were
elected for the coming year: president,
Judge J. A. Eakin; vice-president, Dr.
Arthur Van Dusen; secretary-treasurer,
Faye Ball. Eighteen alumni attended
and we know of others who we shall
gather in by the next meeting. Arthur
Van Dusen gave a splendid talk before
the high school student body, apparently
turning many toward Oregon. All the
alumni expressed their delight at the in
stitution of University Day and promise
hearty co-operation for a greater Ore
. At Klamath Falls the alumni and form
er students met in the office of Judge
D. V. Kuykendall, and organized an
Oregon Club with Judge Kuykendall
president, A. M. Collier, vice-president,
and G. C. Huggins, secretary. An en
tertainment committee was named con
sisting of Harold Merryman. Fred Dun
bar. George Stevens, M"s. Luke Walker,
Miss Marshall and Miss Maud Newbury
to plan for entertaining the high school
students at dinner within the next few
days. “You can count on all the Klam
ath contingent of alumni and ex-students
to stand loyal to the L niversity in all its
undertakings.” the report promises,
Yamhill county graduates and former
students assembled at a banquet held in
McMinnville Friday night. The report
from McMinnville indicates that a heavy
-proportion of the high school girls aTe
contemplating attending the University of
Oregon next fall. Most of the senior boys
(Continued on page three)
%\je Battleship Oregon
(On seeing the Flag in the Administration Building)
Where is the gallant Oregon? The good old ship that bore
This flag through the gate of the southern stYait to the far Atlantic shore
Where the battle waited, her coming—a hostile fleet at bag—
Deep ivas the thrill of the sailors’ shout, and a nation’s heart that day,
When out of the mists of the southern sea, the great grey warship cleared.
While the swashing seas sivept swiftly past as the storm of battle neared.
Above the boom of the cannon’s roar, to the ears of the vanquished Don,
Came the ringing cheer, “She is here! is here! Hurrah for the Oregon!’’
Where is the good ship Oregon? Old, dismantled, and tom,
Her fierce ten inchers silent, and her gunners’ decks forlorn;
A sad, grey ghost of a glorious past, she flits adotvn the main,
Where she bore the brunt of the battle’s front while the great shells fell
And the grim guns flash from the roaring decks o’er the foam of the
And the red sun lights up a day of fights till it dies in a sea of blood;
And the enemy, false, deceptive, and vain sinks in a just defeat
To the Hell where the age-old Moloch waits the modern Moloch to greet.
Gone is the good ship Oregon, but her glory still lives on,
The Oregon Spirit flames in the hearts of Columbia’s gallant sons;
And ivhen the call to righteous war flashed swiftly over the land
North and East and South and West—ready in heart and hand—
Stood forth at the stirring summo'ns—ivilling on land or sea
To fight the Boche, or Turk, or Hun, wherever the need may be;
Where the angry Sniders snap and snarl as each fresh advance is icon,
And the sinister field guns clatter and click with the horses on the run;
Or t6 fight to the death on the reeling decks till the last red war is done,
And a happy people throng the gates to welcome the heroes home.
Let us arm again the Oregon with a line of frowning guns,
And set a crew of tried and true, the Far-West’s bravest sons.
With her stained battle flag unfurled, and her pennons floating free,
Through the ominous dangers of the deep, steer her across the sea;
With another Evans on the bridge, the war god’s power invoke;
With her steel-clad turrets grinning through a blinding swirl of smoke,
And the broad earth rocks to the thunder shocks of a storm of bursting
Let us give the enemy hate for hate, and three times hell for hell,
Where he cowers and slinks behind the wall of his fiendish war machines,
Or wars on the helpless and the weak in his hellish submarines;
Till the Goddess of Peace can gain release from Kultur’s bloody chain,
And the fields ploughed deep by the iron of strife be clothed in flowers
The hand of the tyrant be stayed, and the slave of might set free,
And Justice rule, and the whole toorld sing the praises of Liberty.
SENIOR MEN OUTNUMBERED
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FEMININE PICNIC TUESDAY
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EACH MALE ESCORTS THREE
Too many women!
Result: Two or three senior girls
will have to eat with each senior man at
the class picnic at Coburg bridge Tues
day. For there will be no lottery for
partners as was first proposed—too
Instead, the seniors will go in a body.
Two hay racks have been secured to
make the trip to the bridge. Hay racks
leave the University library at 5 o’clock
Tuesday afternoon and return at 10:30.
Charles Newcastle, chairman of the
picnic committee, says:
“WeTe going to have a big time. I
hope the moon is full.”
DR. CASWELL VISITS TEXAS
Physics Professor Elected Comnrssioner
to Church Assembly at Dallas
Dr. A. E. Caswell, professor of phys
ics in the University has gone to Dallas
Texas, to attend the general assembly of
the presbyterian church of the United
States. He was elected commissioner
from the local church and left last Fri
day noon, going by way of California.
The assembly holds sessions from May
17 to '!7. Dr. Caswell received a leave
of absence from the University until the
beginning of summer school. Before e
turning he expects to visit the Rice in
stitute which is located about 200 miles
from Dallas and which has the best grad
uate school in Physics in the country to
confer with H. A. Wilson, a recognized
authority on physics.
Hip Boots and Qualities of Mud Turtle
Found Necessary for Co-Ed “Ty Cobbs’f
Doughnut baseball goes merrily on
l with the co-ed teams, and a few more
j days of rain will make it necessary for
the future Cobbs and Wagners to learn
•the rules and regulations of water-polo.
Only two things have been necessary
for play so far—hip boots and the char
acteristic of a multitude. Owing to the
fact however that the normal Oregon
co-ed possesses neither of the two qual
ifications, doughnut ball has not been
voted a howling success. Much trouble
has also been experienced in sliding past
bases in the muck covered diamond, and
i the results have been multitudinous, with
worn out suits, skinned elbows, unrecog
nizable faces and bruised shins among
the major calamities.
Kappa Kappa Gamma struggled
through a few innings with the Oregon
club tonight, and Triple B has yet to
play Tri Delt before the field day finals.
The winner of tonight’s game will vir
!SHIPMENT FROM BINDERY
I 125 Volumes of Periodicals Back From
i Four cases of bound periodicals com
I prising 125 volumes, were received by
! the library this week from the bindery
; in Portland, to which part of the Uni
| versity Library’s binding is sent. Some
' of the regular' periodicals of the BimriP
sizes and journals comprised the ship
ment. This year nfore binding has been
sent to Portland than before, because the
Portland binders have offered better
| prices in certain classes of work than the
• Eugene binders. Fifteen hundred vol
| umes are bound yearly for the Uni
tually kill two birds with one bat, for
the Mary Spiller team has left the ring.
Be it known, however, that it was not
because Spiller hall has no good sports.
They’ve played in hard luck all during
the series. First of all, Lucile Davis
sprained an ankle; then Hazel Neal was
laid up for good; and most unkindest cut
of all, Marian Bowen, the Spiller Ilnll
captain, was knocked out by gym.
So it happens that the winner of to
nights game will play the winner of the
Tri-Delt-Trible B mix as a feature at
traction of Women's Athletic associa
tion Field Day on May 20.
Owing to a lack of swimming suits,
the game today was played in the
LAWN PARTY FOR SENIORS
Breakfast Will be Given Women By Y.
W. C. A. and Mrs. P. L. Campbell
The first annual Senior girl breakfast
is going to he given Saturday morning
at eight o’clock, by the Y. W. C. A. and
Mrs. I’. L. Campbell on Mrs. Campbell’;*
Members of the association are ar
ranging to call for each senior girl and
take her to the breakfast of strawberries
and cream, bacon, eggs, coffee, and hot
-Ckuleles,—music and singing will be a
special feature and impromptu toasts
will be given. Some women members of
the faculty will be there and about sixty
senior girls and members of the associa
tion are expected.
It was first planned to have the pic
nic at Coburg bridge but this had to be
dropped in favor of the lawn party.
! SUNNY RETREAT DESIRED
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! JUNIORS ORDAIN ARCADE
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BUT FROSH AVOID PLACE
“A place in the sun is all we ask".
That’s the policy observed by the junior
class when they established the Arcade
on Thirteenth street beside the library
yesterday. Two benches borrowed from
the smoking parlors across the street and
a sign are the distinguishing marks of
the retreat of the third year students.
A third bench was to have been added
but on account of the present state of
the weather President Kenneth Moores
feels that the two will not be taxed to
Whether the Junior Arcade is to be
come a tradition rests entirely with the
janitors and workmen in the vicinity.
It had its origin yesterday morning when
certain upperclassmen were seeking to
utilize idle moments while assembly was
on. To Leonard Floan, Max Reigard,
Kenneth Moores. l>on Roberts. (Minton
Thienes, and Kenneth Bartlett is due
the credit for what ha3 already been done
to promote this comfortable resting
place. Invited guests to the christening
ceremony were Si Simola nnd Mortimer
Brown, but both having recently gradu
ated from green caps, declining the
honor on account of the consequences
Ernest Watkins Will Administer
Oath Set Down in the
James Sheehy Will Outline His
Policy for Next
Installation of Student Body officers
will take place at the student body as
sembly May 23 at 10 o’clock. In the ab
sence of Nick Jnureguy, Ernest Watkins
will preside. The new and the old
routine business will first be disposed of.
Reports will be received from. Gradu
ate manager, Mr. Tiffany, secretary of
the Student Council, Jennie Huggins and
from the Emerald.
Ernest Watkins will then assume the
duties of installing officer.
The officers to be installed are:
James Sheehy, president; Ray Couch,
vice-president; Enunn Wootton, secre
tary; Harry Crain, editor of the Emer
ald; Jeanette Calkins, manager of the
Emerald; Helen Brenton, editor of the
Oregana; James Vance, manager of the
Liregana; ison nuuuuu ►’vwn,
and Kenneth Moores .Senior men of the
Student Council; Martha Tinker and
Cora Hosford, Women members of the
Student Council; Burle lirarahall, Lynn
MoCready and Lillian Boylen, Junior
Members of the Student Council; Wil
liam Steers, Sophomore member of the
Student Council; Clifford Mitchell, Wil
liam Snyder and Dorris Medley, member*
of the Athletic Council; Charles Dun
dore and Charles Huntington, member*
of the Executive Committee.
Ernest Watkins will administer the
oath of office as set dowa in the consti
tution and by-laws of the University
The, oath to be taken follows; “I di
hereby solemnly pledge and affirm thal
1 will perform the /duties of the offict
to which I have been elected, as they art
set out in the constitution of the Associ
ated students to th<\ best of my ability.
James Sheehy, thelnew president of tin
Student Body will /then take the chaii
and address the assembly outlining bis
policy for the comi|g year. He will thei
call on some of tye new officers foi
speeches. They will |»e Editor of tin
Emerald. Secretary of the Student Body
Manager of the Oreganu, Manager of tin
Emerald, some member of the Studenl
Council and the President of the Senioi
The orchestra and glee clubs will hi
in attendance as this will be the las
student body assembly for the year.
Jeannette Wheatley, president of th
Woman’s League, has appointed as nom
inating committee for next year s ol
fices Frances Shoemaker, chairmat
I Bernice Lucas and Ituby Steiwer. Nora
I inations and elections will be made Wed
nesday, May 'Si.
Conference Will Not Be a Talk
Fest Says Professor
ON FRIDAY EVENING
“Insuring- Purpose of War
When Won” Will Be Dis
cussed at That Time.
The ninth annual commonwealth own*
feronoe which begins here tonight and
will continue through Friday and Sat
urday is not to be a hot air session or a
talk fest, but a step toward the fulfill
ment of local, state, national, and inter
national needs, says Professor F. G.
Young, director of the conference.
The most pressing and immediate need
in his judgment is that which will be
presented and discussed on Friday even
ing under the general topic, “Bringing
Oregon Influence to Bear toward Insur
ing Purpose of the War When Won”.
The principal address will In- that on “Th"
Organization of Work in Oregon of
League to Enforce Peace” by William D.
Wheelwright, chairman of the Oregon
Branch of the League.
The University of Oregon is to have an
active and vital part in this work in ac
cordance with the plans of Mr. Wheel
wright and the executive committee of
the Oregon branch. It is their pur
pose to make the University director
and manager of a three months statewide
campaign for the league to enforce peace.
The University is pecularly fitted to
fulfill this position in view of the faejt
that two Oregon professors, Dr. E. C.
Bobbins and l>r. Gilbert, have made a "
special study of the subject of interna
tional polity in preparation for summer
school courses. Dr. Robbins’ course
was offered last summer and Dr. Gil
berts’ is scheduled for the coming season.
It will he the special work of the
University to create public sentiment
throughout the state in favor of the
League to Enforce Peace. Such a senti
ment can only arise, says Professor
Young, from a thorough and compre
hensive knowledge of the principles of
the league and its provisions for interna
tional consolidation after the war.
The committee formed in the Univer
sity will, he says, undertake the two
fold duty of showing 'the people of the
state what the league is and arousing
their interest in it to the point of enthu
In suggesting this plan, Mr. Wheel
wright and Mr. It. W. Montague who
will outline the campaign in detail at
tomorrow evening’s session of the con
ference, are following out the idea of
Hamilton Holt, of the National execu
tive committee of the league, who organ
ized the Oregon branch and lectured here
on the purposes and work of the league
on April 24. He emphasized the point
that public opinion in Oregon strongly
in favor of the league would influence
the senators of the state to vote for the
passage of the peace league bills which
will be submitted at the next session of
This evening’s session of the confer
ence is devoted to a constructive dis
cussion of labor mobilization. A state
ment of the problem during and after
the war will be made by Frank S. Mey
ers, postmaster of Portland. The dis
cussion will be led by It. P. Bonham, in
spector of United States immigration of
fices. Following the discussion Nelson
F. Johnson will read si paper on the
“Activities of the Portland Public Em
ployment Bureau." A paper on “Out
lining the Plans of the Oregon .State
Labor Bureau” by O. I*. Hoff, commiss
ioner und factory inspector.
As a supplementary issue of the con
ference the National City Planning ex
hibit is on display in the exhibition room
, of the school of architecture. It is made
up of pictures and plans showing the ar
rangement of civic centers, arterial high
ways and other streets, water works and
, other public utilities in the leading mu
^ niripalities of the Hnited States and Eu
rope. The display was brought here
from Kansas City and will be open to
the public for several days.
The general problem for tomorrow
morning is “The Offender and the De
fective” with papers by Oeorge A.
■ Thuchcr, superintendent of rescue work
(Continued on page three.)