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VOL. 19 o 0 EUGENE, OREGON, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1917 0 NO. 6
VARSITY SHOWS UP TO GOOD AD
REPLETE WITH STAR PLA'
STEERS AND WILLIAP
WHOLE TEAM DE
STEERS AND LESLIE MAKE TOI
Fumbles Directly Responsible for Ever
Which Misses Narrowly;
Oregon “outlucked” and outplayed
Multnomah this afternoon on Kincaid
field in a game replete with sensa
tional plays mixed in with mental
lapses. The score was 14-7.
Bezdek’s green team fought the
heavier clubmen to a standstill and
deserved to win. Oregon’s line showed
up particularly well and stopped the
Portland backs time and again with
no gain. Bill Steers was the big show,
both in punting and running with the
ball. His kicks averaged close to 50
yards. Bas Williams shared the hon
ors with the husky quarterback, al
though the whole team deserves men-1
tion for the wonderful battle they put
up after only two weeks of practice.
Scores All Flukes.
Multnomah was the first to score,
when J. Murphy picked up a fumble
and raced 50 yards over the line.
Briggs kicked goal. This was all the
scoring in the first half.
Both of Oregon’s touchdowns re
sulted from slow thinking on the part
of the Multnomah quarterbacks. In
the third period Bill Steers punted to
the club’s three-yard line. Murphy
touched the ball but failed to fall on
it, and Dow Wilson recovered for
the ’varsity. Bill Steers plunged over
the line on the second down and
Two minutes before the end of the
game the identical play occurred
again. This time it was Humphrey
who touched the ball but failed to
hold it and Leslie fell on it for the
winning touchdown. Steers kicked
a beautiful goal for the extra point.
Both teams showed the lack of prac
tice and stuck to straight football,
with a few forward passes sand
wiched in. Oregon was outweighed
about eight pounds to the man.
In the fourth quarter Steers tried
for a drop-kick, but mised by a scant
foot or two.
Bezdek Calls It Luck.
Coach Bezdek wore a broad grin
after the game, but refused to com
“We were awfully lucky to get away
with the game,” said the coach. “The
boys put up a wonderful fight and
I’ll have a scrappy team at least.”
Beckett Praises Team.
Ex-Captain Johnny Beckett was not
“Oregon will give my marine team
a good battle,” said Johnny. “The
’varsity excels in kicking and defen-1
sive work, and I wouldn’t be afraid
to back them against Washington, |
even if they have got some of their
old men back.”
George Budtz, manager of the Mult
nomah eleven, did not have much to i
say. “Both teams were green, and [
it was largely a matter of luck who'
won. We got the breaks in the first
half and Oregon in the second.”
Sam Dolan, veteran referee of many
Oregon games, praised the ’varsity
for their fight. “Bezdek has a bunch
of scrappers for fair. They played
hard all the way through.”
Bill Hayward was as tickled as the
lowliest frosh. “It was just a case
of Oregon fight and Oregon Spirit.
Long may she wave!”
Multnomah First Out.
Multnomah was the first to appear
on the field, the red-and-white team
coming through the gates at 2:30 i
o’clock, while the mix was still in
progress. They were greeted by a
burst of hand-clapping. Ten minutes
later Oregon came on to a burst0 of
oCheers. The Oregon rooters were
masse^ in the bleachers on the south
side of the field. Multnomah won the
toss and Leader elected to kick off,
with his team defending the east goal.
Briggs kicked off to Medley, who re
turned ten yards. Ball on 30-yard line.
Steers made five yards around left
end. Steers kicked 35 yards to Mur
OF THE SEASON
VANTAGE IN SENSATIONAL GAME
'S AND MENTAL LAPSES;
IS SHINE, ALTHOUGH
ICHOOWNS; FINAL SCORE 14-7
i Score Made; Steers Tries Drop-Kick,
Oregon Gains On Punts,
phy, who was downed in his tracks.
Lutge two yards through tackle. Or
egon held. Hunter stopped Lutge
after five yards through center. Briggs
punted 30 yards out of bounds. Steers
punted 50 yards out of bounds. Ball
on Multnomah 20-yard line.
Multnomah fumbled. Medley recov
ered for Oregon. Medley fumbled
and Driskill recovered for Multnomah.
Leader one yard through guard. Lut
ge made 13 yards around right end.
Time out for Lutge. Murphy gained
seven yards through left tackle. Hor
ton failed to gain on left tackle
plunge. On center rush Briggs made
seven yards. Steers intercepted for
ward pass. Oregon’s ball on their own
40-yard line. Steers punted 60 yards
over goal line.
Small Gains Made.
Ball brought out to Multnomah’s 20
yard line. Lutge on fake punt gained
four yards around right end. Briggs
two yards through left guard. Time
out. Briggs no gain. Hunter tackled
Horton, no gain. Lutge punted 25
yards out of bounds. Ball on Oregon
40 yard line. Steers made one yard
through left guard. Hunter two yards
through center. Steers failed to gain
and punted 35 yards out of bounds.
Multnomah’s ball on their 20-yard
line. Briggs stopped with no gain.
Horton made five through left tackle.
Quarter ended with ball on Multno
mah’s 35-yard line.
Score: Oregon 0; Multnomah 0.
Lutge made three yards. Lutge
punted 35 yards to Steers, who was
downed without return. Steers three
yards through guard. Dwight Wilson
two yards and fumbled, Macy recov
ering for Oregon. Time out for Mult
nomah. Steers on fake punt made 13
yards around left end.
First down. Steers no gain on dou
ble pass aroung right end. Wilson
two yards. Steers made two yards
through left tackle. Steers punted 60
yards over the goal line. Ball brought
out to Multnomah’s 20-yard line. Hor
ton fumbled after run of ten yards
and Oregon recovered. On Oregon’s
fumble, E. Murphy picked up the ball
and ran 45 yard for touchdown.
Briggs kicked goal.
Score: Multnomah 7; Oregon 0.
Steers kicked off to Horton, who
ran ball back 25 yards to 28-yard line.
Time out for Horton. Horton made
half a yard through left tackle. Mult
nomah gained two yards through cen
ter. Third down and eight to go.
Murphy three yards through left
guard. Lutge punted 30 yards to
Steers, who returned five.
Oregon Loses Ball,
Steers punted 50 yards to Multno
mah’s five-yard line. Murphy fumbled
and was downed before he could re
cover. Lutge punted 30 yards to
Steers, who returned ten yards. Ball
went to Multnomah on account of
holding. On fake formation Leader
carried ball five yards around right
end. Double pass, no gain. Time out
for Nelson. Multnomah’s ball on their
own 35-yard line. Murphy made no
gain through left tackle. Half ended.
Score: Multnomah 7; Oregon 0.
Between halves, the rooters ser
pentined around the field, finally
winding up in the center, where they
let loose with yells from a block
“O” formation. The band accompa
nied the rooters with a stirring march.
0 Second Half.
Third quarter.—The second half
opene<j with Ramsey in place of Hos
ford at right guard for Multnomah.
Oregon came back without any chang
es in the lineup. Steers kicked off
for Oregon to Horton, who returned
20 yards. Briggs one yard through
guard. Anderson and Hunter stopped
(Continued on page 6.)
BETTER BY NINE GAMES
FOR FIVE YEARS FOLLOWING
1909 THE PORTLAND PLAY
ERS WON ALL CON
Then Moullen Came to Oregon and
the Spell Was Broken for
SCORES OF PREVIOUS ORE
Year Oregon Mult.
1896 . 6 12
1897—No game. '
1898 ,.. 0 21
1899 . 0 6
1S99 . 0 0
1900 ...*. 0 6
1900 . 0 0
1901 . 0 5
1901 ,... 0 17
1902 . 0 16
1903 .r. 0 12
1904 . 0 7
1905 . 0 6
1906 . 8 4
1907 . 10 . 5
1908 . 10 0
1909 ., 3 0
1910 . 0 6
1911 . 16 17
1912 . 7 20
1913 . 0 19
1914 . 0 14
1915 . 7 16
1915 . 15 2
1916 .. 28 0
1916 . 27 0
Totals .“127 208
When Oregon met Multnomah on Kin
caid field this afternoon it was the
twenty-sixth time the two rivals had
clashed. Oregon has triumphed over
the clubmen on seven occasions, while
the red-and-wliite have emerged vic
torious in sixteen contests. Two
games were scoreless ties.
For ten long years the University
failed to grab the long end of the
score. In 1906 Fred Moullen, famil
iarly known as “Khaki” booted two
place kicks over the crossbar, while
the best Multnomah could do was
one place kick. This victory was fol
lowed up by three more in a row.
Moullen was one of the greatest
place kickers who ever wore the lemon
yellow. In 1905 Oregon went through
the whole season without making a
touchdown, and yet won most of her
games, all on account of Moullen’s
Beginning with 1910 and following
for five years, the Multnomah club
was represented by a team of huskies
that could have given any team in the
country a stiff battle. For example,
the eleven of 1912 averaged 200
Bezdek’s new system was too much
for the Portland players in 1915 and
the ’varsity has landed three succes
UNHAPPY CHOICE OF 0. A. C. C010RS
MAI MAKE EllOSH 10SE FIVE POINTS
Ned Fowler, Sopnomore President,
May Contest Decision of Judges
Because the freshman colors for the
mix this afternoon were the orange
and black colors of O. A. C., the le
gality of the points given to the class
of 1921 may be protested, according
to Ned Fowler, sophomore president.
It has always been the custom to
give the incoming frfeshman class
the colors of the senior class of the
year before, but this year, the tra
dition was slipped up on and the re
sult was the appearing of the orange
and black upon the grandstand. Dean
Straub, when questioned, admitted
that he knew nothing of the way in
which the colors were selected, but
stated^, that the class would have to
vote for the changing.
The last year senior class had cho
sen for their colors, however, green
and white, which puts the freshmen
in a rather sad light
Fowler will probably investigate the
!■'a sons for the decorations in orange
and black, and if the grounds are
great enough, will protest the five
points awarded to the freshmen.
SHEEHY IS PLACED IT
HEAD GF CAMPUS MOVE
TO SAVE FOOD SUPPLY
ORGANIZED CAMPAIGN COVERING
ENTIRE UNIVERSITY TO BE
MADE IN CO-OPERATION
REDUCE THE WASTE ONE-TENTH IS
PLEA OF LEADER OF LOCAL DRIVE
Demonstration in Support of Plan is
Promised at Assembly Wed
James S. Sheehv president of tlie
Associated Students, was appointed
this morning to represent Herbert C.
Hoover and the National Food Admin
istration, in taking charge of the cam
paign on tlie campus to save wheat,
meat, fats and sugar for tlie use of
the men in the army and for tlie peo
ple of the allied nations.
O. M. Plummer, of Portland, had
scarcely left Villard hall, where he
had made the first presentation of the
nation’s need in regard to food con
servation, Wednesday, before steps
were under way to hang up for the
University another record of quick re
sponse to the nation’s call.
Dixon Appoints Sheehy.
The matter of a separate student or
ganization for the University was
placed before A. C. Dixon, chairman
of the county committee, yesterday.
It was pointed out to him that the
University community included more
than a thousand healthy young men
and women who might be assumed
to be about the heartiest eaters, on
the average, in Eugene, and that they
formed a considerable portion of the
total population. A thoroughgoing,
enthusiastic campaign was promised,
and on the assurance that the “Ore
gon Spirit” would take hold and make
the movement the “hundred-per-cent
efficient” success which Mr. Dixon has
promised the state committee in Port
land would be the standard of all work
in Lane county, he gave his consent
and turned the entire responsibility
over to the student organization, ap
pointing Sheehy as chairman.
Efficiency Is Keynote.
Melvin Solve will be the publicity
manager. Sheeliy expects to name
the other members of his organization
tonight. Ho says he will follow the
principle which has been followed all
through the nation from Mr. Hoover
down—that is, not to look around for
someone who lias plenty of time for
the work, but to pick out the busiest,
ablest, most efficient workers who can
be found, and then insist that they
drop everything else that interferes
with their responding to the nation’s
appeal for this patriotic service.
Sheeliy points out that if the thou
sand persons in the University com
munity should save only one-tenth of
the food that is served to them—and
the waste alone is probably at least
one-tentli—it would be more than suf
ficient to furnish permanently the en
tire rations for the whole ambulance
corps of ninety men which the Uni
versity has at the front. If the same
thousand persons made even so small
a sacrifice as to take one lump of su
gar in place of two in their coffee, it
would mean enough sugar saved at
each meal for a thousand soldiers, or
for as many French or Belgian civil
ians, already on very short rations in
Broad Campaign Planned.
Sheehy’s plans include, besides full
discussion and a campaign of educa
tion in the Emerald, which Harry
Crain, the editor, has promised to fos
ter, the appearance of speakers be
fore the members of all the houses,
the introduction of the subject at all
meetings of all kinds that may be held
in the next two weeks, and a special
demonstration of loyalty on the part
of the University and readiness to
co-operate with the government in the
work? which he has scheduled for the
assembly next Wednesday.
—“Wednesday is pledge day,” lie said.
“We will just pledge to the nation (his
time as well as to the state.”
Miss Winifred Forbes, Miss Hilda
Knight and Miss Ida Turney were
Sunday evening luncheon guests of
Pi Beta Phi.
MIX WITH II SCORE OF TO TO 30
ATHLETIC MANAGERS NAMED
FIRST MEETING OF YEAR HELD
BY WOMAN’S COMMITTEE.
Games With O. A. C. Girls Postponed
Until Oregon Teams Attain
Election of the athletic managers
for this year was the occasion of the
first meeting of the new Woman’s
Athletic Committee, Thursday night.
All of the women’s sports now have
a manager, who will provide instruc
tion for beginners, and make arrange
ments for tournaments, interclass
games, outside games, and field day
Tennis will he managed by Caroline
Alexander. Ruby Bogue has the care
of golf, Maudd Lombard of basketball,
Claire Warner of baseball, Esther
Furuset of canoeing, Jeannette Moss
of swimming, Marian Bowen of ar
chery, and Marguerite Crim of the
“brutal” pastime of hockey.
Arrangements for games with O. A.
C. will be postponed until the teams
attain their full strength.
The members of the committee in
charge of women’s athletics, as elected
last year, are as follows:: Margaret
Crosby, president; Claire Warner,
vice-president; Eva Hansen, secreta
ry; Harriet Garrett, treasurer.
FOOD SAVING PLAN IS
OUTLINED 01S MR
O. M. PLUMMER URGES THAT
ALL CO-OPERATE TO ECONO
MIZE AND THUS DEMON
ASSISTANTS III COUNTY ARE SELECTED
Joining Citizens in Movement Is Step
Toward Democracy, Says
Enlist In tlie conservation army, for
the economy drive is on in Eugene.
Sounding the call to arms in Vlllard
hall Thursday afternoon, O. M. Plum
mer, a member of the Portland school
board and field agent for the food
saving movement in this state, urged
town and University peoplo to fight
for food saving.
“We can’t all go to war,” said Mr.
Plummer, who was introduced by
President Campbell, “but we can save
the lives of the boys by sending them
food. Sugar, wheat, butter and meat
are the forces that will aid us. One
lump less of sugar each day brings
us that much nearer victory."
“I wonder do you people realize,”
“that a slice of bread less at each
daily meal amounts to 12,500,000 loaves
a meal? And the totals are just as
astounding when less meat, butter and
sugar are eaten.”
Mr. Plummer is of the opinion that
the voluntary work of the American
people in conservation is one great
step toward democracy. “We don’t
need to be forced into this,” he de
clared, “we are doing it of our own
free wills. We are volunteers in the
“Ministers will preach conservation
and schools will teacly it,” declared
the speaker. “We want to keep the
idea continually before the minds of
the people. Oregon never was a
slacker, and we can be trusted to
make a success of this great enter
Next Wednesday, at University as
sembly, Oregon students will have
the campaign outlined to them. It is
the hope of Mr. Plummer that every
sorority, fraternity, dormitory and
boarding house will join the adminls
tra.tion in a body.
Oo ° o 0 o ° °
As outlined by Mr. Plummer, the
plan for Lane county is to list every
one for service during the week of
October 21 to 28. Each household is
(Continued on page 6.)
HONORS FOR DECORATIONS AND
CANE RUSH ALONE GO TO
CLASS OF 1921.
DEAN STRAUB LOOKS OUT
Senior Police Maintain the Usual Un
questionable Record of Abso
EVENTS IN CLASS MIX
Class Stunts .„.10 points
Sandbag contest .20 points
Tie-up contest . 15 points
Flag rush .—. ..20 points
Yells . 5 points
Total .70 points
Decorations ..._. 5 points
Cane rush .25 points
Total ....30 point
The underclass mix on Kincaid field
this afternoon was won by the soph
oxnoros, who scored 70 points to the
“lowly freshmen’s” 30.
The frosh won five points on their
grandstand decorations and 25 on the
cane rush, which they had by a mar
gin of one hand. All other events of
the mix went to the sophomores. The
underclass mix was a preliminary to
the Oregon-Multnomab football game,
which began immediately following
Dean Straub wolied hard through
out the program to get an influence
for his freshmen with the senior po
lice, but the police had already held
that it was a "fair mix.”
When two freshmen were found
lighting over one bag, each trying to
keep the other from moving it toward
the sophomire goal, the dean held
that if the acquaintance party had
been last night instead of tonight, his
freshmen would have won the sand
bag event. The two frosh who fought
over the bag identified themselves and
the sack was carried across the line
Just before the pistol shot was fired.
The mix was declared on by Charles
Crandall, senior chief of police, at
1:20 o’clock. Five points were lost
by the freshmen at theoutset when
they lost the class yells contest. Their
loss came regardless of their appeal
to the policeman seniors by a rousing
yell for the seniors. The new fresh
man yell was then sprung for the first
“Knock ’em dead, then we’re done,
Nineteen hundred twenty-one.”
The sophomores led off in their yell
with an Oskie and followed with
other Oregon ’Varsity yells. They
concluded with the sophomore class
U. of O. 1920.”
A funeral procession with a casket
hearing the letters 1-9-2-0 was staged
as the freshman stunt, which followed
the class yells. Seventy frosh marched
with green caps removed and held to
their hearts. They chanted slowly
1-9-2-1 as a funeral march. The stunt
ended in front of the grandstand with:
“Knock ’em dead, then we’re done,
nineteen hundred twenty-one.”
The sophomore boy stunt consisted
of a book hauled before the grand
stand in a hay rack and turned to suit
the convenience of readers.
First page—“Thirteen days and four
hours ago, there came an ‘aig.’ "
Second page—“He was fed on (pic
ture of liugo milk bottle).”
Third page—“It was named a frosh.”
Fourth page—“The mix came and
hero it lies.” Scene, grave-yard.
The judges gave the decision, carry
ing live points, to the sophomore boys.
The freshman girls came onto0 the
field in Red Cross uniforms and
formed a huge cross. The sophomore
girls came onto the field in square for
mation, enclosed with a drapery of
white and covered with an American
(Continued on page 6.)