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EUGENE, OREGON, TUESDAY, JANUARY S, 1918.
HER HUSBAND'S WIFE
TO BE SMB FBI!
Light Airy Play With '‘Thick’
Plot to Be Given Also
Will Be Presented by Mask and
Buskin Under Bob
“Her Husband's Wife.” tbe first play
of its type, and the first one to be pul
on the boards at the University this
year, will be given by Mask and Buskin
Friday evening and Saturday matinee;
in Gaild hall.
The play is one of the light, airy
kind, that makes one want to sit up
and laugh most of the night afterwards,
The plot is "thick” and mixed up, until
the players themselves at rehearsal can
hardly keep track of it.
Plot Is Complicated.
Irene Randolph, a young wife, has
suddenly taken the notion that she is ill,
and that she is going to die, when in
troth, there is nothing whatever the
matter with her. She dopes up with
medicine after medicine, some kinds
that she knows about, other kinds that
she knows nothing about.
She plans in the event of her death
to have her husband well married, and
invites one of her friends to be the
wife. The situation becomes more and
more complicated, and at the end of
the second act, she has locked herself
in her room and the good-natured uncle
and her husband are anxiously waiting
outside for her to come out.
McCroskey Will Star.
The whole play is full of life and
snap, and promises to furnish an eve
ning of real amusement. Lyle McCros
key is taking the leading part, starring
as Uncle John- McCroskey will be re
membered for his clever work in the
“Dictator,” which was given by the Uni
versity players at the Eugene theatre
last year. He makes th§ part go off
with a snap and a vigor that furnishes
the comedy for the whole play.
Ruth Young and Frances Frater, both
of campus experience, are playing twin
leads in the women’s parts, Miss Young
being the sick wife who is not sick,
and Miss Frater, the girl who is to take
her place when she has gone.
Other Important Roles.
Morris Bocock and Arvo Simula make
up the rest of the principal roles, Bo
cock playing the part of the husband,
and Simola the part of the young fel
low who is in love with the girl who
is to marry the husband whom the wife
does not want to leave alone in case
of her death. Margaret Crosby takes
the part of the old Irish maid, who has
been with the family for a number of
years—-in fact, ever since the wife was
The play is under the direction of
Bob McNary, president of the organiza
tion. McNary, working with Professor
Fergus Reddie, head of the department
of pubBc speaking, is slowly getting
the rehearsals to looking like a play.
SORE MUSCLES RESULT
OF FIRST TRENCH WORK
Three Hours Hard Work Starts System
of Ditches Similar to Those
of the Allies.
Sore muscles, lame shoulders, and
aching backs were much in evidence last
Saturday afternoon and Sunday morn
ing. The cause of the largo number of
invalids was due to the fact that forty
students, members of the military field
class, met for the first time last Satur
day morning. The class under the in
struction of Colonel Leader, Dr. E. F
McAllister and Dr. W. D. Smith spent
three hours Saturday morning in prepar
ing trenches. Picks, shovels and tapes
were the instruments of warfare.
Colonel Leader is preparing a network
of trenches and entanglements very sim
ilar to those constructed by the Allies in
'No Man's Land.” When completed the
class will have a complete system of
trenches, including communication tun
ae’s. first line trenches, dugouts, etc.
in many ways similar to the work being
given classes of engineers, throughout
the country. Dr. Smith of the geology
department is instructing the class in
military topography and Dr. McAllister
is teaching the members the engineer
ing phase of the work.
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Shall We Spray Students
as We Do Fruit Trees?
Miss Cummings Sees Epidemic of
Coughs on Campus When
Miss Mabel Cummings, director of the
Women's Gymnasium, is much worried
these first days after vacation.
“We spray fruit trees to prevent
spread of infection, do we not?’’ she
asks. “Why, then, do we not spray
“When students arrive after vacation
from their home towns, they have a
lot of foreign germs that are not at all
wanted on the campus,” Miss Cummings
points out. “We could sterilize these
students very easily, and prevent the
outbreak of small epidemics that always
follow a return from vacation, a home
coming day. or a big game ”
Do you see it? Picture: The un
suspecting student arrives at the Eu
gene station. He is loaded with alien
enemies. He thinks gladly of the soft
cushions and warm fire awaiting him at
the house. It must continue to await
him. For he sees a large tent, flying
a Red Cross banner, and bearing the
motto bravely in the front. “You come
to cough—remain to snray.”
Thorp is no middle coarse. lie oan
i not dodge the cordon of white-capped
| and efficient nurses that awaits him. In
j he goes, and after much cleansing and
sterlizing. he is rendered fit to join
the white-as-snow throngs on the heav
“Really, though.” maintains Miss
Cummings, “when we Hooveriz? on food
and fuel and clothing, we should try
Hooverizing on human efficiency awhile.
Just a little prevention will save a lot
Every strident, she says, should try
to keep himself at the top notch of
efficiency. His classes will go better,
Snd he will not be a menace to the
health of his neighbors. A simple little
spraying of the nose and throat will
save numberless colds that are sure to
be around, and keep them from spread
ing on the campus. A cold is not much,
but it makes a poor student, and if
spread, detracts greatly from the effi
ciency of all the sufferers.
MANAGERS TO SEE WALKER
Doughnut League to Arrange Schedule
On Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock
Coach Dean Walker wishes to meet the
managers of all the teams of the Dough
nut league in his office. This gathering
has been called in order to arrange a
schedule of games for the season.
Nothing can be done until this meet
ing has been held, so inter-fraternity !
athletes arc now at a standstill. However
it is probable that the initial contests
will be played during the coming week.
Work has not begun on the drill shed
courts as yet, but undoubtedly will be
started within the next few days. This
will make it possible to play more than
one contest at a time and help in com
pleting the schedule at an earlier date.
FEWER ODD JOBS ARE OPEN
Seasonable Slackness of Trade Is Given
The number of odd jobs and other
work which have been reported to the
Y. M. C. A. this year, shows a decrease
from the customary numb":- of last term.
Several jobs have been reported which
might materialize into steady work, but
the luck of odd jobs which could be
done after school hours is noticed- A
good reason for this is in the lack of
business activity which follows the
Christmas holidays. Clinton Thienes,
acting secretary of the association, says
that with the revival of business activity
he expects enough odd jobs to supply
Y. TO HEAR MRS. DRUCKER
Keep Your New Year's Resolutions Willi
Be Topic of Address.
The necessity of keeping the New
Year’s resolution this year, above all
other years, and the fact that more is
implied in the resolution this year than
the individual's moral betterment, will
at the Y. W. C. A. Bungalow tomorrow
at 4 o’clock. Beulah Keggy will be in
charge of the meeting and Esther Banks
The Red Cross tables will be moved !
out for the occasion, so there will be I
sufficient room in the Bungalow.
j DEBATING TRYOUTS
TO BE JANUARY 19
Winners Will Represent Var
sity in New Triangular
Question of Enforcing Peace
Among Nations Will Be
Tryouts for the Varsity debate team
which will represent Oregon in the
newly-formed debate league, compris
ing the universities of Oregon. Washing
ton and British Columbia, will be held
at 9 o'clock Saturday morning, January
19, in Guild hall.
The speeches used in the tryout will
also be judged by three business men,
to determine the winner of the alumni
medal contest. Each year the medal is
awarded to the best debater in college.
Walter Myers won it last year.
Question Is Vital One.
The question will be the same one to
be used in the Varsity debate, namely:
“Resolved, that at the close of the
present war the nations of the world
should establish an international su
preme court to pass upon all interna
tional disputes, and supported by an in
ternational constabulary, to enforce its
decrees.” The main speeches will be
12 minutes in length, with 4 minutes
for rebutal. The speaker may choose
either side of the question he wishes.
Professor 11. \\. Prescott, debate
coach, Walter Myers, who finished up
his three years of debating at Oregon
with a victory over O. A. C. last month,
and one man yet to be selected will be
the judges to pick the team- Professor
Prescott urges everyouc who is inter
ested to see him at once and start
work on his speech.
Oregon Goes to Seattle.
Oregon’s affirmative team will de
bate here probably against British Co
lumbia, aud the negative team will travel
to Seattle to meet Washington. The
side chosen in the tryouts does not nec
essarily mean that the speaker will be
selected for that side on the team.
Washington has already held one de
bate on the same question this year,
meeting Heed College in Tacoma, before
neutral audiences. The affirmative
team won in both debates.
All of the Varsity debaters who met
O. A. C. in December are eligible for
the team, except Walter Myers, who has
enough credits to graduate, but it is not
known whether they will go out or not.
Kenneth Armstrong is the only one who
has definitely decided to compete.
Professor A. II. Schroff has postponed
his art exhibit until next week. The
date is not given out yet.
ISfflf WILL MEET
CLUB BliTET HERE
First Basketball Game of Sea
son to Be Played in Ore
Hard Scrimmage With Frosh
Gives Workout; Conference
Contests Next Month.
Followers of basketball will get their
first opportunity of seeing the Varsity
in action against an outside team on
l Saturday, January 19, when the fast
Multnomah club team of Portiand will
play the locals in Hayward hall. Word
was received by Graduate-Manager A. R.
Tiffany yesterday to the effect that the
Portland aggregation can make the trip
on that date.
Alt hough this is the first outside game
of the season, a game has been ar
ranged between the Varsity and the
freshmen, to be played Saturday after
noon. Coach Dean Walker is handling
the workouts of both squads.
Last Saturday the Varsity and 'the
taken by the women in winning the war
was strongly emphasized. The colonel
highly commanded the work the Amer
icans were doing in the line of lloover
OIIUWS OfilCIIUlU 0(11(11,
‘lit demonstrates the splendid spirit
of America,” he said, “where in the
midst of apparent plenty the people are
eating simply, but there is much more
remaining to be done in practicing thrift
The colouel then told of food condi
tions in his own country and added that
the other European countries were suf
fering more than England.
“Eighteen English soldiers have died
in France' every hour since the war,”
he said, “and at home 1G children have
Colonel Leader then spoke of other
I mistakes of England, urging this coun
try to profit from them. He said the
English women had become hysterical
at the outbreak of the war, but then
related that there were 223,000 English
women, between the ages of 19 and 25,
working in France 1G hours a day. Many
of the stronger women, according to the
colonel, were dressed in breeches and
worked the land, lie prophesied that
we would soon be doing the same thing.
Women All to Be Working.
“Every woman relation I have in the
world is working,” he said, “and every
one will be working soon. For the Uni
versity women especially, there is scien
tific research work to be done to help
after the war.”
Colonel Leader then told of the im
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Soldiers Had Candy! College
Boy Sailor Would Eat, Too
When the University girls sent Christ-i
mas candy to the boys at American
Lake they started something, as the fol
lowing letter to the Emerald shows:
To the Oregon Emerald:
A chance copy of the Emerald for
December 11 reached me today in which
I notice the appreciation of Lieutenant
Leslie Tooze for the numerous boxes of
candy pledged to the Christmas cheer
of his men at Camp Lewis. i
War has many charms, but one of
the things that men, whether in the
army or navy, miss is good things to
eat. In the navy candy and cookies are
very rare. When they do arrive they
give a thrill of joy to recipient. Then
his friends gather round and there is
a slight diversion from navy beans.
Why should the Oregon women bend
all their energies to cheering the army
men? Why not a box or two of good
eats to the navy men? I know of many
boys who gather round the mailman
when the mail is called out but who
never even get a letter, let alone some
thing that tastes like home-cooking.
has a class of exceedingly expert cooks.
These attractive young ladies turn out
many delicious products. Not only war
candy, but many other good things. It
takes little time to box these things and
send them away
Christmas will be on the 25th of this j
month. Then every sailor will have
some of those things with the taste of
home in them. Hut after Christmas there
are many days when it will he beans,
beans, beans, in the navy. Then the
holiday eats will be gone, yet the long
ing will be even stronger because of
memories of those haunting flavors.
May I offer iny services to any young
lady who has the thoughtfulness and
generosity to send me anything she
would like some hungry sailor to enjoy?
I will pick out some hoy on the ship,
who never gets anything one who would
appreciate it more than the fair sender
realizes. Should she he so thoughtful
as to include her name and address—
there is the possibility of getting a let
ter. I have heard that sailors write
awfully interesting letters.
Will Miss Tingle's experts, or any
one else, remember this request during
the rest of the college year? Send any
thing that tastes like home to me, and
I will be tickled to death to see that
it gets to some homesick and hungry
Wnuhfuli.i ttiiiiiii^iiiil i A)ii i Milk, f
am. sincerely yours, George T. Colton,
U. S. S. Marblehead, San Francisco, Cal.,
Colton was a member of the T'niver
sity class of lt*17. lie joined the navy
Theory Better Than Prac
tice in New Registration
Fine System; May Work More
Smoothly Next Time, Says
The new system of registration is not
working out in practice exactly accord
ing to the expectations that preceded
its trial, according to some observers of
Instructors without the faintest idea
of the sire of their classes, sat expectant
while the cards wore dealt out to thorn
on the first class day. Students with
no foreknowledge of their professor
hailed delightedly the advent of a sup
posed new student, but subsided when
he sat in the professor's chair. Stu
dents arrived unheralded by cards, and
cards arrived unbacked by students.
The journalism professor dismally
sorted out cards for short-story. Ger
man. philosophy and business law .from
bis straight-flush and looked for the
“Yes. it is a fine system, but it didn’t
work very well this time,” said Registrar
A. R. Tiffany.
Next time, however, it will be better,
is the opinion of the business office
The change of courses for men made
it necessary for every man’s card to be
altered on the last day of registration.
The system will be continued, to give it
a fair tryout.
“It really did save a lot of bother,”
said Mr. Tiffany.
There was absolutely none of the
usual congestion in the upper hall of
the Administration building. A few stu
dents registered .Tniniary ”, but most did
not arrive until the next day.
The usual number of faintings and
deaths from suffocation while waiting
to register was lessened, more or less,
FACULTY MEMBERS OUT
FOR MILITARY DRILL
Twenty-Five Taking Instruction From
Colonel Loader; May Try
for R. 0. T.. C.
Not to be outdone by the students,
the faculty met yesterday afternoon and
formed a faculty military company,
which will drill three times a week at
5 o’clock. Colonel ,lohn Leader took
the professors in charge and explained
to them the intricacies of ‘squads right”
and “about face.” Some of the men
took a little drill last spring, but after
four or five days the squad dwindled
down to five men, and finally they quit.
This year the faculty men vow they
will stiek with it. Colonel Leader will
give them the same drill he gives the
students. Those who want to try for
commissions in the It. O. T. C- will drill
the full hour, while the others will drill
but half the time.
Fully 25 men were out last night.
ORCHESTRA TO APPEAR
IN CONCERT MARCH 15
Program to Consist of Modern and
Classical Numbers; New Mem
The animal concert of the University
orchestra is to be given on March 15
This was announced yesterday by Miss
Winifred Forbes, instructor. The con
cert program consists mostly of new
music purchased in Chicago by Miss
Forbes. Classical and modern com
positions will be given and these will
be complemented by orchestral numbers
The orchestra will be benefited this
term by several new members, who are
Mr. Flynn, drums; Mr. Runquist, bass
viol; Howard Kelley, kettle drums, and
Letha Driscoll, second violin. Two
prarjiees will be held each week, and
other nights of the week will be chosen
for special violin practice. It is not
known yet whether a trip will be taken.
Former Student to Assist Jeremiah; 75
Men in Course.
Ralph D. Moores him been detailed
as an instructor in the ordnance course,
>„ Professor <'.('■ -Jeremiah. Since
the number of men in the course has
been increased from 50 to 75, another
rnnn is needed to take some of the ad
Moores is a former student at the
University, and has just completed his
work in the second ordnance course.
PEACE NOT TO END
WOMAN'S HARD IRK
Much to Be Done in Days of
Leader Tells Girls
Commandant Emphasizes Great
Part Already Played in
Carrying on War.
Four hundred co-eds sat spell-hound
in Villnrd hall yesterday afternoon while
Lieutenant-Colonel John Leader told
them of the important part which they\
are taking in the w'ur, and of the many
more burdens to be shouldered before
the war is over. The duties of the.
women, he said, would not end with the
war, but that there would be import
ant work awaiting them along recon
“I have the same feeling that every
soldier of the allied army has,” said the
colonel, "namely: that of great grati
tilde for what the United States is doing
for the Red Cross. Any comforts you
can send are very much appreciated. It
would be absolutely impossible to send
too much. I see some of you here are
knitting. There is a great need for that.
In eight months I wore two sweaters,
two mufflers and five pairs of sox”
Surgical Dressings Much Needed.
Colonel Leader told of the very great
necessity for the surgical dressings, and
urged the women of the University to
make use of their opportunity to help
in this important branch of service.
‘‘The surgical dressings may help to
save one of your boys from pain and
danger,” he said, ‘‘he doesn’t worry'
about the danger, but you do.”
The colonel said there was very little
'probability of the war ending soon, giv
ing it as his opinion that there would
he at least another year of fighting, and
probably another two years required for
In referring to the Red Cross, he said:
“If we mobilize this great army behind
the lines, we can make the blow come
very much sooner.”
The great and important part to he'
fiast year men held a very strenuous
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TO MODIFY SCHEDULE
Miss Tingle Will Make Her
Hours Fit Students
Food Classes to Be Opened to
Greatest Possible Number
Modification of home economics
courses to meet the needs of students
whose schedules have been more or less
disarranged by the insertion of the mili
tary courses, iH contemplatel by Miss
Lilian Tingle, head of the department,
(according to ran announcement mad^
‘‘I hope that girls desiring to take
any of the courses in this department
who believe they are unable to do so
this term owing to conflicts, will see
me,” said Miss Tingle. ‘‘We hope to
be able to accommodate the schedule
this term to the needs of the individual
more than was possible last term."
The food preparation class, Miss Tin
gle announces, will have a schedule
modified to meet the needs of those
joining- It will be possible to take ad
varrtagc of some of the 1 o’clock pe
riods, she thinks. Those wishing to en
roll in this class can see Miss 'Pingle at
Mary Spiller hall to arrange hours.
The class in food economy in war
time is to tie arranged in the 1 o’clock
period, so that many who have not had
the opportunity to take the work other
wise may now have it open to them. The
course will take up food conservation
in more detail, being suited both to new
students entering the course and to
those who started the work last term.
The attendance in this course has been
ly will be increased by the change to
the 1 o’clock period.
Elementary food economics has been
j chanced to 10 o’clock Monday, Thursday
J and Friday, but Miss Tingle is ready
; lo alter the schedule to meet the stu
I dents’ needs.