Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920, November 24, 1917, Page Four, Image 4

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Harry Ruck, '16, at Camp Mills, N. Y., Likes Home State Best; Expects to
Go to Front by December I.
A letter received from L. Kuck, a
graduate of the University of Oregon
in ’10. and who is now stationed at
Camp Mills, New York, with the Oregon
troops, was printed last Monday in the
Dallas Duily Chronicle. Portions of
the letteT follow:
"I just got bock from a three days’
sojourn in New York City, and thought
you might he interested in the mental
reactions on a small town mind after n
visit to the “big burg.”
“The two things that I count most
wonderful in the many sights I enjoyed
in the nntion’s metropolis are “La
Theatre” and the Stock exchange. I
hud never know what a real show was
until I saw “Doing Our Bit,” at the
Winter Garden, and “Cheer Up,” at the
flipped romc.
Stock Exchango Closed
“The outside wall whs all of the
Stock exchange building proper, that 1
was able to see, us this great whoel of
desting has been closed to five public
since war began. Wall street. New
stret, Broad street—this is the big
trade section of the city. The streets
are extremely narrow and winding; the
buildings are tall and rather old looking.
“Delmonioo’s is a common-appearing
restaurant on the exterior and nothing
startling for looks inside. Of its quali
ties I am ignorant—this is Saturday
morning and I arrived in town Friday
afternoon and allowed “.lack’s Cafe” to
educate me along the line of modern
epicureanism; hence a careful survey
of my financial standing cautioned me
that I was “pretty smart” nlong that
line, already.
Street Cars Slow
The subway is the most popular mode
of travel in the city; the elevated is
utilized to some extent but the street
ears are old-fashioned and slow on ac
count of traffic.
“I took a ride up the Hudson along
Itive’side drive and saw about 60 or
70 Dutch traders and trnns-Atilantic
boats dotting the river. Some were
loader! with grain, and others would have
been, for delivery to Germany. They
are held by order of the government.
“When I left camp I considered the
advisability of buying a farm of .‘50 to
<10 acres up by 'the city hall, but decided
to save my $3.80 towards getting back
to Oiegon some day. All the bright
lights of Broadway could not induce
me to live in New York if I could get
to Oregon. For climate, people, living
conditions and "the things worth wdiile
in life, I wouldn't trude Oregon for
New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Illinois,
Iowa, Nebraska or any of the states
we traveled through on the way here.
And this attitude is not merely personal
hue general among Oregon-bred men in
the army.
Call Chicago “West”
“People hero think you mean Chicago
or iowa when you speak of coming from
the west. When you say Oregon, they
say: "Oh, yes Oregon —why that used
to be a territory, didn’t it?” I took
great pleasure in replying: “Yes, about
68 years ago.”
‘Camp Mills is far from ideal; but
we are told our stay here is only tem
porary. Kuoh day some regiment leaves
for Hoboken and the Atlantic, and it
is almost certain' we will follow by the
fust of December.
Company L, 162nd Infantry, Camp
Mills, hong Island, N. Y.”
(Continued on page four)
of (ho orange mid Iduck cloven, will not
bo in the lineup which faces Oregon
on turkey day, because of n broken
shoulder, which he received in the Wash
ington game at Seattle, Saturday. Bix
sett, lyodell and ('ole. all old men, are
l)nek In the padded clothes on the O.
A. lineup with the experienced Hose
to tuke the place ol Newman.
Wh.lle speaking of injuries and not'
in the hear story line either, Carl
Nelson, who played a prominent part in
busting through tin1 California line and
in smearing the plays of the blue and
gold in Saturday’s contest, had his ankle
badly twisted Friday night and it is
probable that he will remain in civilian
clothes all day Thanksgiving.
Flo member 1915?
ltemembev the MM5 game? During
that season O. A. C. broke into the
sport world with startling headlines,
when the Aggies took tin' Michigan cow
men into camp, and were touted as one
of the strongest teams in the I'nited
States. Oregon did not have a world
heating team. Two weeks later the
Aggies lined tip lignins! the out-doped
Oregon eleven; there was an hour of
football and O. A. C, limped home
with a sack full of woe, labeled with a
!• to 0 defeat.
“Oregon's victory over the sons of
the Golden state, completely took the
starch out <>f the Aggies,” said a local
sport critic upon returning from a visit
to O. A. The Oregin fight has al
ways been a thing of horror to the Cor
vallis institution and for the Oregon
students to show It ns strong this year
as they did in the nntibellum days is
a hard blow to the Aggie confidence.
Then again the fact that their cherished
“iron woman” sought headquarters oil
the University campus for a few days,
has caused the grey beards of the Cor
vallis institution to shake their heads
with direful forebodings.
Portland is going to be football wild,
according to A. It. Tiffany, who returned
Thursday from Portland, where he start
ed an advertising campaign. Commit
tees were appointed, composed of grad
uates from O. A. C., the University
and of the Portland Ad club.
Freshmon Accept Sophomore Challenge
to Play After Vacation.
The challenge issued by the sopho
mores to the freshmen early in the
week, to play an inter-class soccer game,
has been accepted by Nolan llnnimers
le.v, first-year president, and will prob
ably be played sometime during the
week following Thanksgiving vacation.
In speaking of the challenge, Ilani
mersley said. "This is the one chance
for the freshmen to get revenge for
■the walloping ive received from the
sophomores in football, .lust tell them
that we will meet them any place, and
at any time, and that we will sure
’knock ’em dead’!”
Collegiate Periodical League
Asks University Help for
Improved Magazine
Back Numbers Now Being Sent
to Campus Declared of
No Interest.
A plan by which nearby military
camps and cantonments can be furnished
with magazines before they are out of
date, has been offered to the University
by the Collegiate Periodical League,
which is working under the direction of
the American Library War council, and
affiliated with the Woman’s Committee
of National Defense.
The plan is for each community inter
ested to organize for the collection of
magazines from subscribers within ten
days after the date of publication. These
would be sent to the camps immediately
upon collection, in order that the ma
terial contained would not be old by the
time it was received. Hooks also would
be collected for permanent or circulating
libraries in cantonments.
Soldiers Read Eagerly
Rev. W. II. Davis, formerly pastor of
the Baptist church, of Eugene, who is
in the city on a furlough from his post
ns Y. M. C. A. secretary at Camp
Lewis. American Lake, approves hear
tily of the new idea. “I think you are
on the right track now,” he said, “es
pecially if the Libray Council has taken
it over.
“There are about four hundred vol
umes in the library at Camp Lewis,” he
continued, ‘land often almost every
book is in use. The men are fond of
modern fiction, classics, and of maza
rines that deal with sports, mechanics,
current events, or literature. This is
a splendid opportunity for the public to
cultivate in the soldiers a taste for
good literature. They can do this by
sending nothing but good periodicals
and books.”
Magazines are pouring in at Camp
Lewis faster than they can bo opened,
says Mr. Davis, and the disadvantage
in this is, that each magazine received
is duplicated many times, some are
never represented, and all are too old
when they come. The Saturday Even
ing Post is received in large quantities,
and is road but little by the soldiers, he
Maps Interest Men
The men study the maps they have
constantly, says Mr. Davis. ‘‘There is
always a crowd around the maps, and
several maps of Europe, especially those
ol the western front, would he gladly
received by the men. A few atlases and
books on the subject of European geog
raphy would be used eagerly.
“There is also a demand for Freneh
English dictionaries by the soldiers, most
of them ire trying to gain some know
ledge of the French language."
Rome of the magazines mentioned by
Mr. Davis as acceptable by the soldiers
are: Out West, The Country (lentle
man, American, Atlantic Monthly,
World’s Work, Life, Judge, Puck, and
other illustrated weeklies.
Wot,ion’s Magazines Popular
"It is interesting to notice how popu
lar a woman’s magazine is at Camp
Lewis," said Mr. Davis. "A few slip
in once in awhile, and of these the
! Ladies’ Home Journal is the most in
J demand.”
j The new plan for gathering books
and magazines will be referred by M.
H. Douglass, University librarian, to
the student council, and it will be de
cided whether the University will foster
this work in Eugene. Vassar. 'Welles
! ley, Mt. Holyoke, and Radcliffe are the
only colleges already affiliated with the
league. Other colleges have taken up
the work independently.
Contest Started for Members of Mrs.
Parsons' Portland Classes.
Cash prizes are to be offered for
! the best two short-stories written by
| members of Mrs. Mable Holmes Parsons’
short-story class in Portland. The mon
! ey is being subscribed by the 200 mem
bers of the class themselves, in addi- ]
tion to a nucleus donated to them for
the purpose. Hie stories must be turn
ed in at the next session of the class,
in Portland, December 8, and none may
, be longer than 5,000 words. An even
start has been given the competitors,
who must all take the same set be-'
• ginning, supplied by the instructor, and
j build their stories on that. The class
, contains some promising talent, accord
. ing to Mrs. Parsons.
University Wants All Names of Enlisted
Men Turned In.
, The University issues Another call to
, the students to send in to the office the
names and accurate addresses of any
i enlisted men, who have attended the
University or any of those, who leave
from time to time, with the unit iu
which they enlist.
Commonwealth Mow in Press
Contains Articles by
Well Known
Would Mold Opinion for Lasting
Results From War Say
Editor F. G. Young.
The next number of the C ommon
wealth Review, published quarterly, by
the department of economic sociology,
at the University of Oregon, which has
already gone to press, will contain
papers by representative men of the
state bearing on the problem of pre
paredness for organizing an enduring
peace, when the war is won.
“This issue of the Review,” said Prof.
F. (}. Young, who is managing editor
of the publication, “will serve as a
hand book for the Oregon branch of
the League to Enforce Peace, and is
intended to promote the study of the
problem, so that the fruits of war may
be insured and the results of war made
Articles have been written for this
issue by the following representative
men: William D. Wheelwright, president
of the Oregon branch of the League to
Enftrce Peace, who read the leading
paper last year of the Oregon common
wealth conference: Charles H. Carey;
Richard W. Montague; Or. P. A. Mag
ruder, of O. A. C.; and Or. Robert E.
Lee, of Reed College An introductory
note and study on the problem wil.
be added by the editor. Documental
material such as President Wilson’s re
ply to the pope's note suggesting terms
of peace, will he included.
Of Love and Black
Monday and Tues.
' I
hat Would a Christmas
Box Mean to You
If You Were “Somewhere in France?”
Arthur Faguy-Cote
, Accompanied by
Recital for the benefit of the
Red Cross Christmas Package Fund
Eugene Theater. 8 p. m. Tuesday, November 27.
\ Admission $1.00, 75c and 50c. No War Tax.
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