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EUGENE, OREGON, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1917.
Service Flags Dotted With
Small Crosses for Each
Member in House
to Be Given.
Fraternity Representatives at
Vespers to Be Asked Num
ber in Work.
Red Cross service flags, liberally
sprinkled with the little crosses, each of
which represents one member of the or
ganization, will be displayed from each
of the fraternity and sorority houses and
other living quarters of University of
Oregon students, if the response expect
ed by the Red Cross campaign managers
is made by the college men and women.
With each membership a service flag
of japer is to be issued by the Red
Cross during the big drive next week.
'iTus flag about lOxlS inches in size, is
to be bordered with blue, and in the cen
ter is to be a large red cross. One little
additional cross is to be added with each
Service Is Duty,
“Service to the Red Cross,” said Mrs.
P. L. Campbell, of the Eugene chapter,
“is directly in line with the obligation
assumed by every Oregon man and wo
man on Pledge Day.” We are all pledg
ed to do whatever the government may
ask of us. Just now the thing that the
government is asking is assistance in
the work of the Red Cross.
“We have now 56 members on the
campus. The number should be several
hundred; in fact, every one of us should
he in line.”
Of the $1 a year paid for member
ship, 50 cents goes to the national or
ganization and the other 50c to the local.
At the vesper services Sunday repre
sentatives of each fraternity house will
1-e asked to report on the number of Red
< css members in their respective
groups. An active campaign will be wag
ed to get every possible member from
the ^^BParsity student body.
“Make this a Red Cross Christmas”
Is the season’s slogan.
DRAFT WILL MAKE MOST
OF SPECIALIZED MEN
129 Colleges Receive Information
Through the Secretary
Every effort will be made by the gov
ernment to use each student who has
specialized training in some connection
where he will have the opportunity to
make the most of his training. So says
a telegram which Dr. Hollis Godfrey,
chairman of the advisory committee on
engineering and education of the Coun
cil of National Defense, has, under au
thority from the Secretary of War, sent
to the presidents of 129 engineering and
technical schools throughout the United
Although the University of Oregon is
not a technical school, some of its de
partments and schools, such as archi
tecture and medicine, are technical, and
the telegram applies to students in such
departments. If the students wait until
they are called under the selective ser
vice law. Dr. Godfrey says, they will take
with them letter from their college, stat
ing special qualifiactions and the gov
ernment will put forth every effort to
place the men where their training may
be used to the best advantage.
TO TRY OUT JANUARY 18
Doxsey and Bailey Only Prospects An
nounced: Two Are Eligible From
Tryouts for position as University of
Oregon representative at the .State Ora
torical Contest, March 8, will he held on
the campus January 18, says Prof. R.
W. Prescott, instructor in the depart
ment of public speaking.
Two members from each class may
enter the tryout, at which orations 1,000
words in length, on any subject, are de
livered. Herald Doxsev, senior, and Wal
ter Bailey, sophomore, are as yet the
only candidates who have announced
—Tm i un.m Ik held each year under the
auspices of the State Oratorical league,
now in the twenty-sixth year of its ex
istence. The prize offered is a gold med
al. Orations may be 1500 words in length,
and on any subject. Last year Walter
Myers, representative from the Univer
sity, won second prize.
INSTRUCTOR IS SCOOPED
t)N STORY BY STUDENT
1 Helen Stansfield Brings Good News Tip
Which Causes Surprise in Jour
In the school of journalism the in
structors allow the students credit for
1 “’tips"—advance information on news
stories, which can be handled by the
Friday morning Helen Stansfield, of
Portland, approached her instructor,
after the end of the class.
“I wonder if I can get credit for a
news tip.” said Miss Stanfield* cau
tiously. “You know, you said you would
give credit for them, and—and—I have
Assured that it would be given con
sideration, the student proceeded, "Weil,
I was married last month.”
AVhen the instructor had recovered
his poise, after the shock of finding he
had been ‘scooped” for a whole month,
he elicited the information that Miss!
Stansfield. of Portland, a junior in the j
s"hool of journalism, was married in j
Seattle, Nov. 10, to Mr. Thomas Camp
bell, a former member of the class of
1918, now enlisrted in Capt. J- H. Kuy
kendall's ambulance corps, at Camp
Lewis. Mr. Campbell’s home is in
Hermiston, Oregon. The ceremony was
performed by Rev. Hugh G. Ross, pastor
of the Plymouth Congregational church,
at his residence. Only close friends of
the young couple were present at the
It is Mrs. Campbell's intention to con
tinue her University work, whilp her
husband is absent at the front. She is
the daughter of Rev. Dr- and Mrs.
Joshua Stansfield, of Portland, and is
a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
Mr. Campbell is a member of the local
chapter of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.
FRiTSCH FILLS PLACE
Portland Man Takes Position in
Says He Finds Work Interest
ing; May Not Remain, as
He Has Enlisted.
Fred A. Fri'tsch of Portland, will fill
the place of Louis C. Rosenberg, in the
school of architecture during the con*
ing term. Mr. Fritsch w'orked f„r
eight years in the offices of Whitehouse
and Fouilhoux, architects, and studied
in the Beaux Arts of Portland. He is an
: old friend and great admirer of Mr.
Rosenberg. “I can not hope to take
' his place here,” he said, “for he is a
genius, and I am only a plain man”
Mr. Fritsch professes to find the
work here very interesting. lie has
never done University work, although
he has worked on the Waverly club
house, the University clubhouse, and the
new U. of O. medical school, now being
built in Portland. He says the life here
has a peculiar interest for him, being
the only college life he has known. “I
hear they throw people into the mill
race,” he Baid. “I have been out looking
at it, and wondering how deep it is. I
did not go up in a canoe, as I was
afraid I might go down instead of up.''
Born and raised in Portland, Mr.
Fritsch owes all his training to prac
tical work and experience, combined
with the Beaux Arts, and the U. of O.
extension courses. He belonged to a
class formed of young men in Portland,
who were interested in things architect
ural. and was much helped by them.
“That is my idea of a class,” said Mr.
Fritsch. “—that there be a spirit of
competition, surely, but also a very de
cided spirit of helpfulness.’
Although the University expects to
keep Mr. Fritsch during the coming
term, he himself is not sure, for he is
enlisted in the U. of O- ambulance corps
No. 56, and may be called out any time.
He is not a medical man, but was. per
suaded into the corps under the impres
sion that he could go to France sooner
than in another line of wmrk. He was
never called out, however, and he ’a
applying for a transfer to the second
camouflage unit to be formed in Feb
During the weekly absences of Dr.
E. F. Lawrence, Mr. Fritsch has com
plete charge of the architectural de
partment. "Yes, I like the work,” he
said- “It is familiar, and most interest
ing, but I wish I had succeeded in
getting into the camouflage unit with
WITH SECOND TERM
Absence of Hayward Delays
Practice; War Is Making
Inroads on Material
Games With 0. A. 0. Will Be
Cancelled or Put Off Till La
ter Date. No Old Men.
Basketball practice will not be started
until after Christmas, because of the .
late return of Coach Bill Hayward.
Wednesday afternoon, from a camping
trip, where he has been for the past
two weeks. ,
Had i't not been for examination, pre
liminary practice would have begun this
week. Bill was unable to be here for
the intermural practice games, but may
be able to get a fair line on his pros
pects, in the final series after the holi
War Hurts Prospects
At the end of the tootnall season,
prospects looked very fnvorahle for .1
winning aggregation, but the war has
since made inroads upon the squad. Lynn
McCready, last year's forward, enrolled
in the second ordnance course, which
terminates next week. About a week
ago, Jay Fox, letterman of last year,
enlisted in the aviation department and
is now in San Diego, California- These j
two were the only Varsity men from
last year, who came back to college
this fall, and now that they have gone.
Hayward is without a single experienced
matt to begin the season.
Old Men Enlist
Boylen, Knudsen and Waldron, of
last year’s freshman team, made a good
showing this senson, but have left the
University for Uncle .Sam’s forces. So
the squad has simmered down to just a
few of last year's second-string men
and one of the freshmen.
The first games with O. A. C.. sched
uled for the 11th and 12th of next month
are to be cancelled or put off, till a
later date ,as it will be impossible to
have any kind of aggregation before that
time. Manager Tiffany has written to
the Corvallis manager, to that effect
and probably will hear within a few
Hayward realizes the position he is in
for the beginning of the season, but :s
going to put the best possible team on
the floor. Several of last year’s second
string varsity and freshmen have been
going fairly well in practice. Ned Fow
ler, Billy Morrison, Walter Grebe, Com
fort, and Carl Nelson should Lid well
for positions, and many others who were
not out last season, should be able to
fill in in case of necessity. Although
the outlook is dim, as good a team as
possible will be organized from the squad
150 STUDENTS TO HAVE
EXTRA DAY OF VACATION
Saturday Morning Check Shows Large
Number Already Registered
With Fees Paid.
One hundred and fifty students had
completed registration this morning,
having paid ail their fees, so that they
will not have to return to college until
time for classes Thursday morning,
January 3, 1918.
Registration must be completed by
Tuesday night, December 18, that is
schedule cards must be made out and
handed in at the business office. Stu
dents who complete 'registration and
before Tuesday night, need not return
to college until Thursday morning, Jan
uary 3, but others must pay their fees
Wednesday morning, January 2, which
is the only day of registration next |
term. A fine of two dollars will be im- 1
posed for late registration, or late pay- i
ment of fees.
JOHN ELDER VISITS CAMPUS
Former Commerce Student Is Now Ser
geant in Medical Service.
Sergeant John Eider, a former student
of the School of f"ommeree at the I’ni
versity, visited the campus on Friday .
nnd renewed his acquaintance with his j
cany friends. Sergeant Elder now is in
the Medical department at Fort Roge
crans, San Diego. He was entertained
while while in Eugene by the Sigma Chi
fraternity. He left last night for Baker,
where he will visit with a short time
with his parents.
FRESHMEN TO PUT
0. A. C. J1I1Y11
Coach Dean Walker Fears That
His Team Will Be Too
Light to Last Full
Ellis, Durno, Moore and Hous
ton Most Likely Candi
dates Out So Far.
The freshmen basketball team will line
np for the first time Tuesday afternoon
when the frosh will meet Eugene high
school in a practice game at the Univer
Outside of the practice which a ma
jority of the men trying out for posi
tions on the frosh line-up will get in the
inter-fraternity games, the game with
Eugene high school will furnish the only
practice before the Oregon freshmen
meet the O. A. C. rooks at Corvallis,
January 11 and 12.
Four Gomes Scheduled.
Four games have been scheduled be
tween the Oregon and O. A. C. fresh
men this year. The freshmen games will
be played as preliminaries to the varsity
games and will give the freshmen larger
audiences than would be likely under the
old system. Student body tickets will ad
mit to the double-header games played on
the Oregon campus.
The first-year team, according to Dean
Walker, frosh coach, will he considerably
lighter than Inst season and. judging
from the mntorial now turning out, it will
be composed of plnyers of considerably
less experience. Men showing up to the
best advantage in the preliminary prac
tice this week have been with few ex
ceptions very light; so light, says Wal
ker, that it would be hard for them to
remain in play an entire game against
Some Fast Players.
“Doc” Ellis, a freshman hailing from
Dallas, which is noted for basketball
products, Edwin Durno, of Silverton,
“Dint.v” Moore, of Bnndon, and John
Houston, of Klamath Falls, are among
the fastest players who have been on
the floor this week. Among the heavier
men trying for positions are Silas Star,
Carl Mautz, Francis Jacobberger and
Mcarl Blake, all members of the fresh
man football squad.
Twenty freshmen are out for the fresh
men tonm at the present time, Fourteen
are trying for the position of guard. No
coaching for team work has been given
the new men up to this time, the men
putting in their time on the baskets and
getting acquainted with their teammates.
As far as possible, Walker plans to give
every member of his squad a chance to
get into the Eugene high school game
WILL TELL OF OREGON
Greater Oregon Committee Out
lines Vacation Work.
Members to Make Oregon Talks
at All High Schools Where
It Is Possible.
A campaign to get Oregon young men
and women to come to the University,
instead of giving up their education at
the end of their high school course,
was planned by the Greater Oregon com
mittee Thursday afternoon at its second
meeting. If the high schools are in
session when University vacation be
gins, it is the plan of the committee to
have its members interest the students
in their own towns, by giving talks at!
high school ensemblies, telling of the
advantages of a higher education, and
explaining to them what courses they
can get at the University.
Printed material was given to the
committee members by Karl W. On- '
thank, secretary to President Campbell.
University catalogues and pampliiets
showing campus scenes, will be used
in the campaign, and upon the sub
missiiin of namnii if prospective ntud
ents, other material will be sent to each
individual from the University business !
The committee will also have as its j
aim the persuasion of boys to come to |
the University, instead of going to war, j
which is in accordance with the plea j
of the secretary of war- J
Y. M., QUITS FOR ARMY
Seeks to Join Aviation—Successor in
Work Here Has Not Yet
James Maepherson, general secretary
of the University Y. M. C. A. for the
last term, has resigned his office, in
order to enlist. He does not know
what branch of the service he will en
ter, but prefers the aviAtion. In the
event he is unsuccessful there, he is
planning on getting into the army Y.
M. C. A. work.
Maepherson has three brothers in the
British army. One of them he believes
is with the British troops who entered
Maepherson is a graduate of Denison
college, coming directly from there to
Oregon, last summer. He was the
“man behind the gun’’ in the Student
Friendship War fund campaign which
netted over $3000 on the campus.
This is the second time in nine
months the University has been left
without, a Y. M- secretary. J. D. Fos
ter, secretary last year, left in April
and has since been commissioned at
Effort will be made by the advisory
hoard of the Y. M. C. A. immediately,
to try and secure a man to take Mac
pherson's place, but the boaTd fears that
the chances are very small, as most of
the Y. M. workers are in the camp.
Clinton Thienes, president of the Y.
M. C. A. will act as general secretary,
assisted by members of the Y. M. C. A,
PRACTICE GAMES OVER
IN DOUGHNUT LEAGUE
Oregon Club, Dorm, Kappa Sigma and
Sigma Nu Seem In Line for
The final practice Kamos of the Dough
nut League were played this morning
and from now until the beginning of no*t
term this form of recreation will have
to be superseded by some other until the
real games begin at that. time. The ser
ies served its purpose in getting the
different fives together before the finals.
From the appearance of the respect
ive teams, on the floor during the past
week, the dope seems to favor the Ore
gon Club, Dorm, Kappa Higs and Sigma
Nus. The Oregon club has some fast
men who are adept at finding the basket.
This aggregation showed perhaps the
most class of all in their games, both of
which they won. The Dorm contingent
surprised the followers by putting a very
good five agaiiiRt the Fijis on Wednesday
defeating them by a fairly large margin.
The Kappa Sigs won from the Detin
Tans and A. T. O’s. in their only two
games and should stnnd a fine show in
the series. The Sigma Nus have a heavy,
inexperienced quintet, but undoubtedly
will be a rnnner-up in the games after
Coach Dean Walker intends to begin
the scrips immediately after the return
The schedule has not been drawn up
as yet but will be arranged during the
LEFT-OVERS MOSTLY MEN
Women’s Houses Report Only Six Who
Will Spend Vacation Here.
The men who will spend Christmas
vacation in Eugeni* outnumber the girls
about four to one, differing from the
Thanksgiving vaeation, when the girls
outnumbered 'the men.
Gamma Phi (iet ft will have Genevieve
Dickey nnd Marguerite (Jroes. Louise
and Evelyn Grebe will be at the Kappa
Kappa Gamma house. At the Delta
Delta house will be Tula Kinsley and
Sigma Chi, Friendly hall and Alhp,i
Tau Omega will eneh have five men on
the campus during the vacation period.
The left-overs at Sigma Chi will he
Charles Crandall, Henry Eiekhoff, Gra
ham Smith, Lynn McCready, and Clair
Dalgleish. Friendly hnll will have Jesse
Witty, James Burgess, E. Anderson, I,
Meador, and L. McArthur. A. T. O.
will have Morris Morgan, Morris Bo
cock. Linn Smith, Joe Hammersley, John
Charles Comfort, Tony Goreczky and
W. H. Karnbo will remain at the Sigma
-Nn—hbUBF! Carl .Nelson at the Beta
house, and Lloyd Perkins at the Kanpa
All student# who are staying over
the holidays, are requested to lewve
their names at the library, so that they
may be reached for several social af
fairs planned by the Y. W. C. A. and
PUTS flELD 1191
TO BED m FUND
Productions by Class in Drama
tic Interpretation Make
Profit for National
Total of $96 Expected Front
"The Little Dog Laughed;”
On the three entertainments which the
cJasses in dramatic interpretation have
given this term a net profit of $191 has
been made. In accordance with the plane
of Professor Reddie ami the classes, the
entire amount is being turned over to
the Red Cross. At the beginning of the
I year it was decided to devote the entire
profits of Guild hall to Red Cross work,
and Mr. Reddie and his pupils have work
ed enthusiastically to make the figures
on the profit side of the ledger as large
i'i\pr.v economy is being practiced to
cut down expenses. The posters which
are used to advertise the plays are
printed on the cheapest stock obtainable.
The programs are printed on wrapping
paper. The scenery is made by Mr. Rcd
die and the students, practically limiting
the expense of production to the cost
Earlier Play Yields $95.
The first, group of plays given this
year, “Sayonara,” “The Friend of Man”
nnd “The Straggler” netted a profit for
Red Cross of $f>5. “Like Falling Leaves”
earned $-10. Dorothy Robertson, mana
ger of Guild hall, estimates that the pres
ent play, “The Tattle Dog Laughed” will
yield a profit of
“Thursday night,” said Miss Robert
son, "the entire house was sold out. Last
night the house was not only sold out,
but ns many chairs were sold ns it was
possible to find place for In the front
and back of the room, find in the broad
Refore each play a consistent ticket
selling campaign is carried on. The dra
matic people know they have something
good to offer each time, and consequently
make gool salesmen, or rather sules
women, for according to Miss Rohert
son, the girls do most of the selling. For
this show the high school, the two .luuler
high schools, and Springfield were
"worked." One day the management bad
a ticket-selling booth in the library.
More than thirty girls outside of the
cast worked very hard to make the play
Play In Candle Light.
Mr. Reddie nnd his pupils have ihe
sort of confidence that is not daunted bv
trifles. At the performance last night
the city lights went out Just, ns the per
formance was beginning. Mr. Reddie
brought out candles, asking the crowd to
be patient. No lights coming, he enter
tained tile crowded house with humorous
readings. More candles were sent for,
and no lights appearing by ten o'clock,
he announced the show would be started
by candle light, stnting that those who
did not wish to remain would be ad
mitted to the matinee on presenting their
stubs. Almost the entire crowd remained.
LAW DEPARTMENT ASSISTS
Professors Will Aid Students Who Find
Difficulty in Questions.
To help students in filling out their
questionnaires for the war department,
the professors in the law school will re
main in their offices next week in the
afternoon from 1 o’clock on.
Home of the questions have to deal
with subjects which may not be clear
to students and to eliminate all misunder
standings the professors will be ready
to assist. Professors Barnett, Hope,
Reeder and Hamilton have agreed to
FACULTY TO DISCUSS WAR
Committee to Hold Open Meeting on
Tuesday to Get Suggestions.
Tht! faculty committee on war co-op
eration comprising I>r. J. Schafer, chair
man, ProfeeaoT O. F. Stafford, and Earl
Kilpatrick, will hold an open meeting
Tunmlay;—1)< ■ i mliet—IS, m 4 6'dlock, To
which it invites all members of the fac
ulty who are interested In finding out
what the University faculty can do to
help toward winning the war. Every
member is urged to bring suggestions for
helpful co-operation with government
departments, with state or local or
ganizations, with the Red Cross, the Y.
M. C. A. or any other war agency.