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EUGENE,. OREGON, SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 1918.
COL [EIDER MS
Has Included Fundamentals
of Eastern Training in
Battalion Must Be Inspected by
U. S. Officer to Gain
Status of R. 0. T. C.
If present plans of Colonel Leader!
and the Military committee at the Uni
versity are completed, the University
of Oregon will be given a rating of a
Reserve Officers’ Training corps be
fore the end of the present term. Hav
ing already gained recognition as a suit
able location for military training ac
tivities by having located here the only
Ordnance Training corps on the Pacific
Coast, the University stands an- excel
lent chance of securing a Reserve Offi
cers’ Training corps.
Before coming to the Pacific Coast,
Colonel Leader visited and analyzed
several Officers’ Training corps in the
eastern colleges. In making up the
courses to be taught at Oregon he has
included the fundamentals taught at
these schools, thus putting the courses
here on a level with the fundamentals
taught in the large eastern colleges.
Before tfce University of Oregon can
be allowed an Officers’ Reserve Train
ing corps, the University battalion must
be inspected by an army officer, and
must receive a favorable rating- With
this point in view, Colonel Leader hopes
to drill the students so well, and to
place them on such a high military effi
ciency, that before the end of this semes
ter the University battalion will be in
spected and recognized.
If a Reserve Officers’ Training corps
is located here, it will mean that those
who'are efficient in drill and military
science, and who receive the recommen
dation of Colonel Leader, will, upon en
tering the United States army, receive
commissions. Also the government will
allow a certain sum to each individual
toward purchasing a uniform and equip
ment, and perhaps will allow ration
IN EAST ON BUSINESS
Will Lay Before Government Resources
of University for Aid in War
To lay before the authorities the re
sources of the University in regard to
the reading of letters in foreign lan
guages, writing war-time plays, design
ing posters, for nse in government edu
cational campaign in connection with the
war, and in furnishing public speakers
from the faculty, President Campbell
is in Washington conferring with au
thorities in the war department.
President Campbell arrived in Wash
ington Friday, according to advices re
ceived by Karl Onthank. the president’s
secretary here. He is in the capital pri
marily to present the plans for close
co-operation between the University and
the war department, worked out by the
faculty committee on war co-operation.
While in Washington. President Camp
bell will confer with the war depart
ment on the advisability of forming the
men students of the University into a
reserve officers’ training camp, with
Colonel Leader in charge.
The president is not expected to re
turn before the 10th or possibly the
15tk of the month.
GIRLS’ BAND WILL TRAVEL
Will Appear in Small Town Near Eu
gene; Trip to Come Later.
With the dance over, the women’s
band is now beginning work on concert
pieces, as the gills are eager to learn
something else besides dance music.
Although nothing has been definitely
decided upon, the pinna are to give a
concert, followed by a dance, at some
of the smaller towns near Eugene- How
ever, according to Director Albert Per
fect the band will not take any trips
until it is able to give a creditahie pro
It is expected that there will be two
or three new members added to the band
at its next meeting, to be held in Yfllard
hall Monday night at 8 o’clock. This
will raise the membership near the thirty
STRANGE CAGE INSTALLED
IN WOMAN’S GYMNASIUM
Co-eds Express Curiosity. One Sus
pects Detention Camp for
“■Who is to be the prisoner?” in
quired one girl after another, as they
trooped into the gymnasium yesterday
and viewed a cage constructed of wire
netting and situated downstairs in one
corner of the Women's gymnasium.
At first Mrs. Renne, the matron, re
fused to tell, and one of the co-eds
feared tisat it was a place to cage those
who brought germs back with them aft
er vacation. Others had like supposi
tions until finally the secret was di
The cage is to contain nothing more
harmful than the suits and shoes of
about 50 of the girls who are taking
gymnasium work. At present there
averages one locker for each three girls,
causing a very- crowded condition, and
the cage- is built to overcome this diffi
culty. In it there will be a series of
racks and coat-hangers, tagged with
numbers, and the girls will be given
numbers for their suits and shoes. Then
before each gymnasium class the girls
will call their numbers and the matron
will hand ont their belongings, and at
the end of the hour they will hand them
The disadvantage of the system as
outlined by Miss Mabel Cummings, head
of the physical training department, is
that it may not be possible to hand out
the snits fast enough, while the system
has the advantage that more clothes can
be stored in a small space and that it
does raway with the difficulties of lockar
combinations and keys
ROSENBERG ENJOYS ARMY
Life in Camouflage Unit Appeals to
Former University Instructor.
Everything from washing dishes to
chopping wood comprises the daily life
of Ixrnis C. Rosenberg, recent instructor
in design in the Architecture department
at the University, and now a member
of company F, 25th engineers, camou
flage. at the American university,
Washington, D. C. According to a re
cent letter from Mr. Rosenberg to the
architecture students, in which he pic
tured the details of his life in camp,
a- soldier’s lot is a strenuous though
“Two-thirds of our company,” said
Mr. Rosenberg, “are movie men, and
the rest are everything > from sign
painters to carpenters.”
The American university is only a few
miles from Washington's old home at
Mount Vernon, and Mr. Rosenberg is
enthusiasm in his praise of the country
•round camp. “Nearly all of our work,”
he said, “is out of doors.”
He said he had some free time to him
self and that a good bit of it was spent
in theY. M. C. A. Mr. Rosenberg was
one of onr four men chosen to decorate
the Y. M. C. A. hut for Christmas.
M’KAY GOES BACK TO NAVY
Attends College While on Furlough.
Brother Now Ensign.
Norris Ii. McKay, who has been con
tinuing his course in the University since
October under the provisions of an ex
tended furlough from the naval reserve
force, left Thursday night for Bremer
ton, where he will report for duty again.
McKay is a junior in the University
and a major in the law department. He
enlisted in the naval reserve soon after
the waT broke out, last spring, and spent
the summer at Bremerton.
Cecil McKay, a brother of Norris’,
who enlisted in the reserve at the same
time, has completed a short course at
Annapolis and is now on sea duty with
the rating of ensign. Ensign McKay
was a post-graduate student at the Uni
versity last year.
EXTENSION CATALOG OUT
Bureau of Visual Instruction Issues
“Puttiofl the Eyes to Work.”
The bureau of visual instruction of
the extension division has recently is
sued a catalog called. '‘Putting the Byes
to Work.” The catalogs will he Bent
to the different schools of the state.
The physics department of the Univer
sity is preparing a set of 46 slid eg on
the Civil wax- This set is the first of
■a series that w01 be made. They are
to be entered into the history depart
ment of the course of study of the Ore
gon high schools. The slides will be
entered through the extension division.
13 Weddings Take Joy Out
of County Clerk’s Vacation
Vacation held no rest for the busy i
county clerks. Instead, they worked
before breakfast, after dinner, and went
lunchless in order to accommodate 13
University people who insisted on being
in on the holiday rush.
Helen Rhodes, ex ’20, left Eugene
last Thursday morning for Washington,
D. C„ where she will become the bride
of Claire Pennington, also ex '20. The
ceremony will be an event of next Mon
day. Mr. Pennington is doing clerical
work for the government, and the young
couple expect to remain in Washington
until the termination of the war. The
bride is the daughter of Mrs. Cora B.
Rhodes, of Eugene.
The wedding of Jeanette McLaren
find Martin Nelson was solemnized at
the home of the bride’s aunt. Mrs. I. T.
Woodruff, in Portland on Sunday, De
Mrs. Nelson has returned to the Uni
versity to continue her work, and Mr.
Nelson is at Camp Lewis, where he will
enter the new officers’ training camp,
to be opened soon. The wedding was
very quiet and simple, only a very few
Mr. Nelson graduated from the Uni
versity last year, and since that time
has been at Camp Lewis, in the 361st
ambulance unit. He is a member of
Delta Tau Delta fraternity. Mrs. Nel
son is a senior in the University and
is a member of Pi Beta Phi.
The home of Professor and Mrs. W.
F. G. Thacher was the scene of the
wedding of Janet Knight, a University
freshman, of Dournmouth, England, and
Willard Colfax Ohenev, of Portland, on
Thursday evening, December 27.
The event came as a surprise, be- j
cause it had been planned for a later
date. After a short honeymoon spent
near Seattle, Mrs. Cheney will return
to resume her work in the University,
and Mr. Cheney will go east to enter
an aviation school.
The wedding of Katherine Watson
and Bothwell Avison was also unexpect
ed. The event occurred in Portland,
Thursday. Decomber 27. The bride is
the daughter of Mrs. M. E. Watson, of
Eugene, and sinee her graduation from
the University has assisted iu the Uni
versity library and the registrar's of
fice. Mr. Avison’s home is in Pendle
ton, and he graduated from the Univer
sity in 1916. East June he entered the
paymaster’s department of the navy.
He is a member of Sigma Chi rad the
bride a member of Kappa Alpha Theta
fraternity. Mr. and Mrs. Avison will
be at home in Seattle.
The wedding of Marian Neil and Ross
Giger was another holiday event. Mr.
Giger had planned to enter the next
ornanee class and Ms- Gige intended to
etun to take up her college work again,
but a change of plans has been made
and the young couple will probably not
return to the University until the spriiyj
term. Mrs. Giger was a prominent mem
ber of the senior class and was well
known in Eugene musical circles. She
was a member of Delta Gamma and
also of Mu Phi Epsilon, national music
sorority. Mr. Giger belonged to last
year's junior class and was a member
of Sigma Chi.
Peah Perkins. ’17, was married to
Ernest Wyatt, of ambulance unit 361 at
Camp Lewis, on Monday evening, De
cember 24, at Seaside, where she has
been teaching. The home of both the
young people is at Cottage Grove. Mrs.
Wyatt was prominent in music circles
during her University career, and was
a member of Pi Beta Phi. Mrs. Wyatt
has resumed her teaching.
Louyse McCandliss and Owen Koewn.
both members of last, year’s freshman
class, were married curly in December
at San P'raneiseo. The latter has en
listed in the navy and is stationed at
Mate Island. Mrs. Koewn was a mem
ber of Pi Beta Phi and Mr. Koewn of
Sigma Chi fraternity
One of the first weddingR of the new
year was that of Hazel Ralston, of Port
land, former University student, to Ar
thur I). Struble. Mrs. Struhle is a
member of Delhi Delta Delta.
Fourteen Girls and Eight Men
Gamma Phi Beta and Kappa
Sig Lead With Four and
Fourteen girls and eight men had
been pledged to the various Greek letter
fraternities on the campus up to noon
Friday. Gamma Phi Beta led the so
rorities, with four pledges, and Kappa
Sigma led the men’s houses, with three.
Nine of the pledges are from Portland.
The list follows:
Gamma Phi Beta—Beatrice Porteous,
Helen Woodcock, Jennie Parelius, Port
land; Myrtle Albright, Marquam.
Alphi Phi—Esther Banks, Dolly Pear
son, Portland; Elsie MeMurphey, Eu
gene; Bessie Smith, Portland.
Pi Beta Phi—Annette SpcnceT, Vir
ginia Smith, Eugene.
Delta ■Gamma—Ruth Cowan, Marsh
Chi Omega—Zoe Cornett, Prineville.
Kappa Alpha Theta—Tbeadora Stop
penbach, Paula Linn, Portland; Vera
Kappa Sigma—Richard Shisler, Har
risburg; Glenn Walters, Milton; George
Phi Delta Theta—Willis Harbfce, Port
land; Dwight Phipps, Medford.
Beta Theta Pi—Lawrence Wood
Alpha Tan Omega—Dick Lyons, Eu
Delta Tan Delta—Houstan Medley,
MYTHICAL PEOPLE TOPIC
Prof. F. S. Dunn to Lecture on Charac
ters of Story Book Fame.
“Mother Goose, Bluebeard and Other
People,” will be the topic of an illus
trated lectore to be delivered Thursday
evening, January 10, at 8 o’clock, by
Professor F. S. Dunn, head of the de
partment of Latin, in room 2, Villard
hall. Professor Dunn's lecture is given
especially for the members of Professor
A. F. Reddie’s classes in dramatic in
terpretation, although student* in gen
eral _are invited.
Military Work Comes at Hours
Set for Basketball.
Fraternity Fives to Rearrange
Schedule; May Play in
New Drill Shed.
When Colonel Leader announced that
courses in military science would be
held at 7 in the evenings and also on
Saturday morning, he completely upset'
the plans of the inter-fraternity basket
ball league. Manager Dean Walker had
intended to have all these contests
played at these hours, so as not to in
terfere with the Varsity practice.
“The only way out,” he said, “is to
arrarge between the different houses
the hours at which they will be able to
IJis plan is to find out from each
manager which days his entire squad
can play, «nd then match up in this
manner. This system will prolong the
schedule, but it is the only way of
solving the problem. The same sya'em
| of two leagues will be caTried out us I
planned, so the only difference will be
in the lateness in completing the series.
If present plans materialize, walls
will be pat around the drill-shed beside
the gymnasium and two courts marsed
off. Baskets are to be installed so that
some of the games may be played here
at 5 o’clock in case no other time may
The main difficulty is with men wno
have laboratory classes in the afternoon.
Under the old system this would not
have conflicted with the hour set aside,
hut since the drill period at 1 o’clock
r*,trees teboratory periods to end at
4:50, gome other course has to be ar- i
ranged to play the games.
A meeting will be held in the next
few days by the managers of each team
and a schedule will be drawn up at that
♦ ANNOUNCEMENT ♦
♦ All University girds are re- ♦
♦ quested to be present at Villurd ♦
♦ hall 4 o’clock Monday, to hear ♦
♦ Colonel Leader speak on Bed ♦
♦ Oroes work. DEAN FOX. ♦
MEN’S GLEE WILL SING
TO CAMP LEWIS TROOPS
Club to Start Annual Trip January 31—
Portland and St. Helens on
The men's pice club of the University
will start its annual concert trip ou
.January 31. This was definitely de
cided during the Christmas vacation,
when the final arrangements for the trip
were made. The club will journey first
to Portland, and will present its pro
gram before one of the large high
schools there. St. Helens will then be
visited, and then American Lake, where
the soldiers will be entertained in the
large auditorium. The troops always ap
preciate good entertainment, and the
appearance at Camp Lewis will make
an appropriate climax for the trip.
“Our program this year promises to be
one of the best ever,’’ said Don Roberts,
manager of the club, yesterday. “It will
consist of up-to-date musical numbers,
balanced with different stunts by mem
bers of the club. From all present
prospects this year promises to bo a
very successful one.”
Mr. Arthur Fagu.v-Oote is directing
the club. He intends to devote the prac
tices for (he remainder of the month in
hard endeavor to have the club in the
best possible condition.
UNIVERSITY BAND PUT
UPON MILITARY BASIS
Practice Is Given Same Standing as
Drill—Students Are Invited
The first meeting of the military band
was held yesterday in Vilhird hall at 1
o'clock- The plans of Colonel John
Leader made necessary the organization
of a band, as he stated that music was
very essential to the success of military
The band, which will be under the
instruction of Mr. Albert Perfect, will
be given the same standing as military
drill, and practice will be held daily be
tween the hours of 1 and 2. It will
be given on a military basis and the
members will be given drill in connec
tion with their playing It is the plan
of Mr. Perfect to have a band of 27
pieces, and it is his desire to have all
students with a knowledge of band in
struments to see him if they care to
substitute this work for their drill.
I. BROOKS, AVIATOR, DIES
Prominent '14 Graduate Was Sergoant
Major at Time of Death.
The funeral erf Sergeant Major Irwin
G. Brooks, graduate of the University
in 1914, whose death occurred last Sun
day from illness, nit Fort Sain Houston,
Tex., will probably be held in Portland
on Monday, it is announced.
Mr. Brooks was attached to the 245th
aero squadron, signal corps. He en
listed in the army on September 9, 1917,
and was sent to Camp Lewis, but later
secured a transfer to the aviation corps.
On November 9 he was assigned to
training duty at Fort Sam Houston,
winning rapid promotion, being sergeant
major at the time of his death.
Mr. Brooks, who was 25 years old,
was the son of Hr. and Mrs. F. M.
Brooks of Portlaud, and was born in
Salem. While in college he was promi
nent 'in student body activities and a
inembeT of several athletic teams, but
is best remembered for lira work in bas
ketball. He was a member of the local
chapter of Beta Theta Pi fraternity
CONFERENCE PLAN IS MADE
Thienes Represents University at Salem
Y. M. C. A. Meeting.
Clinton Thienea, acting secretary of
the campus Y. M. C. A., represented
the University ai a Y. M. C. A- con
ference held in Salem last week, which
met to plan the Ministers’ Mission con
ference which will be held iu McMinn
ville on January 2G-R-7.
The purpose of this conference is to
show the relation of the religious work
in the schools and colleges to the pres
ent war conditions and to prepare to
meet the needs ufter the war is over.
“The conference this year is of par
ticular importance pecs use or me con
dttions which irrevsil. It is necessary
to keep the momls of the people up in
spite of the fact that during war times
the standards are likely to become low
er,” said Mr. Thienes.
She colleges of Oregon were repre
sented at the meeting at Salem.
Group to Be Busy From 1 to
5 O’clock in Bungalow,
Wticre Tables Are
Two Instructors Will Be Pres
ent ; Caps and Aprons to
The surgical dressings work to he helo
on every school day hereafter, will begin
Monday at 1 o’clock in the V. W. C. A,
Bungalow. The girls will work till 1
o’clock, when they disperse to Villaro
hull to hear an address by Colonel John
For some time the campus Red Cros*
auxiliary has endeavored to obtain per
mission to have the work iu su'rgical
dressings done on the campus, as it was
thought that in this way the girls would
have more time to devote to the pur
pose titan if it were necessary to go to
headtiuarers down town. When permis
sion was secured from me down town
headquarters, it was planned to carry
on the work upstairs in Mary Spiller
hall, after the residents there now had
moved into Hendricks hall; but as Hen
dricks hall is not yet completed, it was
decided to use the ungulow for the pur
Bungalow Ideal Place.
In the opinion of Frank Wetherbef.,
president of the local chapter, the
ltungalow is an ideal place for the sur
gical dressings work, and he thiuks that
the women of the University ought to
be able to do a great deal in this most
It was decided at the executive meet
ing of the lied Cross auxiliary, held
Thursday afternoon, to arrange for eight
large tables covered with oilcloth and a
cupboard in which to keep the finished
The local chapter is to furnish the
auxiliary with materials, and two in
structors are to bo there each after
noon- Six girls will he appointed each
day to act as hostesses. Those who will
act in that capacity on Monday are
Ruth Wilson, Miriam Page, Cecile Mc
Alister, Essie McGuire, Floridu Hill and
To Discuss Red Cross Plans.
The faculty women are to have a
luncheon Monday in Friendly hall to
discuss Rod Cross plans.
From 1 to 5 are to be the hours for
the surgical dressings work, except ov
Wednesday, when the hours will be from
1 to 4. Particular emphasis is placed
on the 1 o’clock hour, as that is the
time when the men arc drilling, and it
is thought that the girls also should
spend that time in helping win the war.
It is necessary to have caps ami
aprons for the work. A few have been
made, hut further information along that
line may lx- obtained at the Hungalow
or from Ruth Westfall, president of ths
STUDENT WORK IN CONTEST
Prominent Coast Architects Will Judge
Product of Oregon Men.
The work of the architecture students
of the University will be judged
Wednesday, January 9, by (.4168161
Jlogue, Albert Sulton and Harrison J,
Whittou, practicing architects of Port
land. In the evening the Architecture
club will be dinner hosts in their honor.
This will lie the second contest ol
the college yeur, the first having been
held December 10. The judging will
take place in the Archilecture building
and the dinner will he held in the archi
tecture gallery. W. It. B. Willeox, Se
attle architect, and second vice-president
of the American Institute of Architects,
is expected to be present.
SCHROFF GIVES EXHIBITION
Will Show Sketohes Made In Oregot
During Past Summer.
J'rofexsor A. II. Nchroff, of the Art
department, will hold an exhibition of
his work next Wednesday in the archi
tecture gallery. The exhibit will con
tain bis sketches made in Oregon ifitu
ing the past summer, and will be ope%
to the Rngene public, student body and