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About Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 11, 1917)
Official student body paper of the University of Oregon, published every
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday of the college year by the Associated Students.
Entered in the postoffice ai Eugene, Oregon, ns second class matter.
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THE BAND AND MILITARY TRAINING.
The inauguration of military drill in the University is bring
ing forth problem after problem, and like every new activity,
this branch of college training will require months of time de
voted to regulation and readjustment before any approach at
perfection can be expected. One of the most pertinent of the
qustions yet to arise in connection with drill is that brought for
ward by Albert Perfect, director of the band.
It appears to be Mr. Perfect’s idea that the band, a division
of the cadet corps which requires more or less previous training
and considerable practice outside of regular drill hours, should
be excused from the regular routine of drill. In short, Mr. Per
fect holds that the band should be a unit distinct and separate
from the cadet corps, except that it be recognized as the band
corps of the University battalion. He is of the opinion that the
men in the band, if allowed to continue their musical work, will
refrain from enlisting and continue in college until called by
the draft, feeling assured that when they are called they will
be assigned to duty with their regimental band. He points out
that the war department is making every effort to provide each
army regiment with a band, as well as the navy divisions, and
makes the plea that the training which the men receive in the
University band will stand them in good stead when they are
called for service. Only this morning he submitted a clipping to
the Emerald which reads, in part, as follows: ^
“Sammy is going to have good music and lots of it.
“The bandmaster and his crew will play a prominent part
in Sammy’s young life.
“And sailors, too. They’ll have better music than ever be
fore. John Philip Sousa has been spending a deal of his valu
able musical time building up a wonderful band at the Great
Lakes training station north of Chicago, and the future admirals
sure do appreciate his efforts.
“Every cantonment has its own bands—one for each regi
ment is the war department’s program. These bands are made
up of selective service men, young fellows who played in their
home town bands before Uncle Sam called them to the colors,
young fellows from big cities’ most noted bands and orchestras.
“General Pershing has ordered that all army bands be im
proved and strengthened so the troops may have the inspiration!
of first class martial music. American army bands will be in
creased in strength from 28 pieces to approximately the French
number, 50 men. In addition to these French bands have as high
as 86 drummers and trumpeters.
Every ellort will bo made to strengthen our bands, both
over hero and in France. Enlistments of bandsmen will be
sought, and every selective service man who can play a band in
strument will be given a chance to make good at tooting a horn
or pounding a drum.”
Taken as a whole, the Emerald hardly agrees with Mr. Per
fect in his contention that the band should be excused from drill,
lor, while it is true that the band is required to devote consider
able time outside oi drill hours to practice, it also must be re
membered that in return for this outside work they are recog
nized as a student body organization and are awarded their let
ters. This point, however, the Emerald will not press, as it does
not see where the question is one to be decided by the students.
The matter of who shall and who shall not drill, the regula
tions tor drill and all other matters pertaining to drill, should be
left entirely in the hands of Colonel Bowen. He has been placed
in the position of Commandant of the University men so far as
drill is concerned and upon him depends the success or failure of
the plan —upon him depends the degree to which the University
is to be recognized ns an institution of military training by the
War Department. Colonel Bowen was chosen for the position he
holds on the campus because of his supposed fitness to carry on
the work successfully. That he recognizes the value of music to
military organizations is not to be doubted, and his experience
in military matters probably puts him in a better position to de
cide the band question than anyone else on the campus.
When military drill was first started in the University last
spring the absence of centralized authority was clearly demon-1
strated, and it would seem hardly wise at this time to handicap
Colonel Bowen in his work, and the University in its opportu
nity to gain recognition as a first rank institution of military
training, by robbing him of any of the power which rightfully!
goes with his position as Commandant of the student cadets.
Greater Oregon Work to Be
Pushed; Talks Will Be
Given in 37 Towns
Dundore, Chairman, Asks for
Names of Prospective
The members of the 1917-T8 “Greater
'Oregon” committee, will conduct a Uni
versity publicity campaign during the
Christmas holidays. Thirty-seven towns
in 'the state are represented in the
committee, and in each town a talk
'urging high school students to enter
Oregon, will be made.
The University’s offer to allow Febru
ary high school graduates to enter in
when they could enter the University.
The advantages of entering college im
mediately after June graduation, is an
other point which the committee mem
bers hope to bring before the minds of
Dundore Asks Co-operaticn
Names of students who may enter
college next term, are to be given to
Karl W. Onthank, who will then send
literature telling of the merits of the
I University. All University students arc
requested by Charles Dundore, chair
man of the committee, to co-operate in
presenting these names to Mr. Onthank.
“Out aim,” said Dundore. "is to
reach all the high schools in Oregon.
If wo can tell thorn about Oregon, and
get them interested, there is » good
| chance that this will be the college of
Alumni Can Help
“A great deal,” ho continued, “can
1 he done through alumni. Many Univer
sity graduates aire now teachers in high
schools throughout the state, and cnn
report names of prospective student?
to the committee- We want everyone
to watch for future Oregon students,
and thus help the growth of the 19US
The committee will meet on Thursday
at 3 o’clock, to discuss further plans.
TOTAL ECLIPSE WILL OCCUR
Moon to Be Hidden Two Hours on Night
of Docombor 28.
A total eclipse of the moon will take
place on the night of December 28, from
out1 until three o’clock. “The inhabitants
of the Pacific coast,” said 10. H. Mc
Alister, professor of mechanics and as
tronomy at the University, “are espe
cially favored, for the eclipse will be
entirely visible only to the people of this
region." The eclipse will be partly vis
ible in other parts of the United States,
however authorities predict that it will
be wholly visible (in the Pacific eotast
Women’s Band to Give Its
First Public Toot.
Girls' Musical Organization to Be
Hostess at Dance
Everying is set for the all-University
dance, to be given in the men’s gym
nasium, next Friday afternoon, from
4 to 6 o’clock, by the University wo
men's band. The girls promise that then
the public shall hear their “best toots”
for the first time. The band has been
asked to appear in assembly tomorrow,
but preferred that Friday be their
The dance is being given in the af
ternoon. particularly so that girls or
groups of girls, may go “manlessly” due
to the present scarcity of men on the
campus, but that doesn’t mean that men
are to be barred. No, quite the con
trary, they are urged to make dates
and it is not even forbidden a men to
•take two girls!
The dance is to be strictly informal,
and programmes will not be in order.
The Kwamas, an organisation of
sophomore girls, will have ice cream
on sale for those who care to indulge
Those who do not wish to dance, may
sit in the balcony and listen to th"
music, in fact a good time is assured
The patrons land patronesses for the
dance will be President and Mrs. P. I,
Campbell. Dean and Mrs. Straub, Dean
Elizabeth Fox, Dean and rMs. Eric
Allen, Mr. George Turnbull, Mrs. Daisie
Beckett Middleton, and Mr. John .T.
FOUR MORE MEN WITHDRAW
Skidmore, Griffith, Gurney and Boylen
Decide to Enlist.
W. R. Skidmore, ’19, L- D. Griffith.
20, James B. Gurney, ’21, and Ernest
Boylen, ’20, have withdrawn from col
lege, to join the colors. Skidmore plans
to enter the forestry engineers’ division,
and Griffith will try to get into the
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870 WILLAMETTE STREET.
Don’t Forget The
MARX BARBER SHOP
Round Trip Tickets sold December 21
and 22, from Eugene to all points on Oregon
Electric and The NORTH BANK ROAD,
from Rainier to Spokane, Wash., with final
-Hmit nf January 7. 1918.
Oregon Electric Agents Sell Through Tickets to All
Points in Washington and Idaho.
H. R. KNIGHT. Agent, EUGENE.