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EUGENE, OREGON, TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 1918.
governor Withycombe Invited
by Military Committee to
Give First Review
£adefcs Receiving Appointments
Oregon’s fighting battalion of cider
Sammies will soon put on its best at
tire, and go through their movements
with extraordinary precision, if ar
rangements being made by Colonel John
Leader and the military committee are
Atfer two weeks of military disci
pline and routine of “squads left and
squads right.” and “shoulder arnis.”
Colonel Leader and his staff believe
that the battalion is about ready for its
The adjutant's office has telegraphed
Governor Withycombe, inviting the gov
ernor and his staff to review and in
spect the University battalion next week.
No reply has been received, but there is
little doubt that the invitation will be
accepted. Desiring to seek the recog
nition of the United States war depart
ment as soon as possible, and to secure
a R. O. T. C. at Oregon, the command
ing officer of Camp Lewis and his staff
h-ave been asked by Colonel Leader to
review and inspect the battalion week
after next. It is more than likely that
the Camp Lewis officers tsEll accept
the invitation for by that time the Sat
urday morning class in field engineer- j
ing will have finished its trenches. !
modeled after the allied trenches, used i
in “no man’s land.” This fact alone i
should bring an inspecting party fr.,m
Camp Lews, Colonel Leader believes,
for as far as the colonel knows, the
modeled trenches of “no man's land”
constructed on the Oregon campus, are
the only exact models in this country.
Besides the completion of the trenches,
the class will be well along in the art
of entanglements, • bombing, musketry,
etc., and should be able to pass a severe
For the second week in February, the
colonel hopes to have the battalion in
spected by the commanding officer of
the western department, located at San
Fiancisco. If the military committee is
able to arrange all these inspections, it
is more than likely that a reserve of
ficers’ training corps will be located at
Oregon by the first of next semester.
Temporary appointments of non
commissioned officers have been made
and reported to the commandant's of
fice. The following list is not complete,
but contains all the names reported at
present. All of the men are appointed
temporarily. Permanent appointments
will be made later:
Company A—Acting lieutenant, Rob
ert Cosgriff; first sergeant, Nellis Ham
lin; guides, Curtis Peterson and Morti
mer Brown; platoon commanders,
Charles Crandall and Douglass Mul
Company B—Acting lieutenant, Henry
Hichkoff; guides, Herman Lind ami
Charles Waugh; corporals, D. S. Dag
leish, D. G. Boyer. Robert McNar.v, Paul
Spangler, S. H. Carter. Cord Sengstake,
Company C—Acting lieutenant. Charles
Comfort; first sergeant, A. Koepke;
second sergeant, Stanley Atkinson;
third sergeant. R. Grey; guides. Charles
Tisdale and Chalmer Patterson; cor
porals, Dow Wilson. Jack Dnndore, D.
M. Robinson, J. Burgess, Elmo Madden,
Harold Grey, George Cook.
Company D—Acting lieutenant, Ray
Couch; first sergeant. Larue Blackaby;
second sergeant, Dwight Wilson; third
iergeairt, James Sheehy; guides, Floyd
3His. Clyde Mason.
rormer U. of W. Star Believes Southern
Teams Easily Outclassed.
Tie football played by the teams of
the northwest is of a higher class than
ihe brand below the Mason-Dixon line,
Recording to Wayne Sntton, former
Tarversity of Washington star, who
washed the University of Ixtnisiana
Jf*n last season.
"Football in the south is advancing
rapidly, but on the average northwest
frn teams are stronger,” said Sutton
Patently. “Georgia Tech had a fine
[earn this year, one that would rank
with anv i» the country.”
OREGANA PLATE CONTEST
NOW OPEN TO STUDENTS
Designs Should Be in Hands of Dean E.
F. Lawrence or Profesor A. H.
Schroff by January 21.
A competition for four Important Ore
gana plates is now open to all students
of the University. The program is post
ed on the bulletin board in the Architec
ture building, and contains all necessary
information- The list of plates open
for competition embraces a book plate,
page border, book stamp and frontis
piece. All other plates will be given
The designs should be turned in Mon
day. .January 111. at 10 p. m., to either
Dean E. F. Lawrence, of the school of
architecture, or Professor A. H. Schroff,
of the Art department, who will be the
judges of the work. If only one plate
is presented it will be reproduced in
the Oregana, if more than one is turn'-d
in the winning design will be chosen snd
second and third mentions will be re
All designs must be presented on Wat
man’s paper, and drawn v'ith'- fuil
strength India ink, according to the
notice on the architecture bulletin
board, which also advises the use of
architectural lettering as a decorative
device. Clear sharp edges are given as
imperative to reproduction.
DR. SCHAFER ANNOUNCES
TEACHERS FOR SUMMER
Professor H. E. Bourne and Dr. H. H.
Powers to Lecture on War
Dr. Joseph Schafer announces as two
of the teachers for the University sum
mer school, Henry F. Bourne, professor
of European history at the Western
Reserve University at Cleveland, and
I)r. II. H. Bowers, lecturer and writer
of Newton, Mass.
Professor Bourne, who will teach Eu
ropean history in summer school, is an
authority on the teaching of history. Dr.
Schafer wished to secure him for the
summer school largely for the benefit
of the teachers who attended the sum
mer sessions. Professor Bourne is a
specialist on Napoleon. lie will give
a course on the French revolution and
the NspolertnTc^WMt. 1‘Wphasizing food,
money, and commerce in the Fren^n
Dr. Schafer knew Dr. Powers, who
will give lectures on the war at summer
school, at Wisconsin in 1892- Later,
Dr. Powers was a college professor at
Stanford and Cornell. He ' spent 15
years in Europe, lecturing on his hobby,
art, although he is a trained sociologist.
Dr. Powers will lecture on the back
ground of the war and allied topics.
CLUB WITHOUT A NAME
TALKS SUMMER PLANS
Girls Working Way Through School Ap
point Membership and Pro
With tales of what work they are
going to do or what work they would
like to do nest summer, 1G of the girls
who are working their way through col
lege, discussed their plans and aspira
tions around the festal board at the
Y. W. C. A. Bungalow Sunday evening.
When a name has been found, the or
ganization wall be complete, as the con
stitution was read and adopted at this
A committee on membership has been
appointed by President Lillian Hausler.
and is composed of the following girls:
Mary Moore. Ella Rawling, Erma Laird,
Mary Largent, and Wanda Brown.
The following were appointed on the
program committee, Mabyl Weller,
Freda Laird, Maude Largent and Mary
LYLEBIGBEE LOSES FINGER
Pitches Hopes Shipyard Accident May
Make Him a Mordecai Brown.
Lyle Bigbec, former athlete at the
University, lost the second finger of his
right hand last Thursday in an accident
at the Duthie shipyards in Seattle,
where he works.
As Bigbee pitches in the Northwest
ern league in the summertime, the ac
cident may result in his developing into
a three-fingered star like Mordecai
Brown. He is hopeful that he may be
able to spring some new delivery on
the hatters nest soring.__—
Bigbee went in for all kinds of ath
letics while in college, winning his let
ter in football, baseball, and basketball
He excelled in the latter game, and was ‘
captain of the 1915 team.
COLONEL LEADER DISCUSSES
CAMOUFLAGE AND BOMBING
Commandant Srys Americans Are Well Fitted for Work of Deceiving Enemy
Because of Superior Intelligence.
Colonel John Leader's lecture to the
class in military science yesterday, con
sisted of brief discussions on camou- .
flage, signalling, the bayonet organiza
tion. and bombing. The lecture, inter
spersed with Colonel Leader's humor, ’
fell upon intent ears.
Speaking of camouflage and the !
methods of using it, the colonel said: ;
“You gentlemen will be better at camou- !
flage than the French, because you are i
naturally more intelligent ” In camou- |
flage, it is necessary to conceive a
cover which will be ordinary in appear
ance, he stated. As an example, he
cited a clever ruse of the Germans. A
tree stood between the two lines, and
under cover of darkness one night, tire
Germans removed the tree and substi
tuted in its place a tree with a steel
lined trunk. In this tree, sharpshooters
were stationed, who picked off many
men before they were located and the
tree blown up by a large shell. “As you
men become proficient in the art of
camouflage, you will be able to sneak
into classes half an hour later and never
let your professor know anything about
it,” Colonel Leader declared.
The speaker showed the class a few
of the signals used by patrols and sen
tries to warn their comrades of the
approach of the enemy.
He demonstrated the manner in which
bayonets are held and used by the fight
ers in France. When guarding, the rifle
is held by one hand at each end and
swept up and down or from side to
side, to ward off the thrusts of an
adversary. “When charging bayonets,
never drive at a man’s chest.” declared
the colonel, “for the blade sticks, and
it is very difficult to draw it out. to say
nothing of the nasty job involved. An
expert will always aim at the throat,
but for you men who probably will nor
be very efficient with the bayonet, the
best thing to do is to drive at their
The colonel then took up the organ
izatiou of the various units in the I'uue 1
Slates army. The regiment consists of
a colonel, 3 majors, each at the he; -1
of a battalion, 15 captains. It*, lieuten
ants, 15 second lieutenants. A bat
talion consists of four companies of
regular soldiers, a machine gun com
pany, called the •"Suicide club" by the
French, a headquarters company, suppiy
Company, four medical officers, uud on ■
chaplain. The company consists of a
captain, first lieutenant, second lieu
tenant, first sergeant, mess sergeant,
supply sergeant, six ordinary sergeants,
sixteen corporals, two cooks, one m >
chanie, two buglers, nineteen first-class
privates, and fifty-six second-class pri
Colonel Leader emphasized the im
portance of bombing in the war, by stat
ing that four times as many casualties
are caused by bombs as by rifle fire.
Practically all raids are bomb raids.
Each regiment in Europe today has one
platoon of trained and expert bombers
The bombs used by the allies are in the
shape of a ball, with a pin sticking out.
To use them, the bomber must pull out
tlie pin, which starts the fuse, wait n
few seconds, depending on the distance
the bomb must be thrown, and must
then hurl it upward and outward, to
ward a point which he cannot sec, but
which is located and directed to him
by a range finder and reporter. The
bomb explodes seven seconds after the
pin is extracted, so according to Col
onel Leader, ample time is afforded to
fondle the instrument of destruction,
even to drop it and pick it up again,
and then to hurl it to the enemy, where
it becomes anything hut a plaything.
Dummy bombs, exact imitations of the
real thing, arc being made, and a bomb
ing shed will he constructed, so the
students ,mny become familiar with this
most important branch of attack. The
Saturday morning class in field engi
neering will be the only class to enjoy
the work in bombing.
BELTS TAKE FIRST
INTER - FRUT GAME
Win From A, T. 0., 22-10; Ore
gon Club Breaks Fiji 4-4
Tie in Last Minute
Teams Exhibit Rough Playing
and Lack of Science; Next
The first games of the interfraternity
schedule were played on Saturday after
noon, when the Delta Tans won from
the A. T. O. five by a 22-10 score, and
the Oregon Club <inintet downed the
Fijis by the close score of 6-4.
The first game was decidedly lacking
in shooting, for each team attempted to
shoot time and again, but could not find
the rim. Oxman. of the losers, man
aged to shoot a few baskets after many
efforts, and kept the Delt’s score from
mounting higher by some good guarding.
Mortimer Brown was the shining light
for the winners. Practically every bas
ket was shot by him, some of them from
The contest was a rough affair from
beginning to end, and both teams were
pretty badly tired out when the referee’s
whistle announced the end of the fray.
Teams Show Lack of Scionce.
The second game was noted for the
absence of any basketball science at
all. The Phi flams began with a rush,
and scored two baskets in the first few
moments of play- From that time on,
'however, not another point was scored
by them. Gamble, of the Oregon Club,
managed to ring one just before the
end of the first period, and the first
half stood 4-2, with the Fijis on the
long end. During the second half not
a single point was made by either team
until the last minute of play, when Kng
lish, substituting for Weins, shot a beau
tiful basket from mid-floor. This
evened the count and called for five
mimic i’ i .l.a time in—irtTirti—m—vu ' ,ik
off the tie. For fully four minutes it
appeared as if the contest would end
with the score 4-4, but Estes, of the
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HUES GOOD FOB
B. 0. T. C. IT 0BEG0N
Senator Chamberlain Favors
Plan, Says President
University Head Member of Im
portant Committees in
Oregon stands a good chance to ob
tain a reserve officers’ training camp,
according to a telegram • received by
L. II. Johnson, comptroller of the Uni
versity, from President Campbell yes
terday. President Campbell said that
he had conferred with Senator George
L. Chamberlain, chairman of the com
mittee on military affairs, and that the
senator was very favorable to the plan
No more details were contained in the
telegram, hut it is probable that the
rating will be secured this spring, as
Lieutenant Colonel John Leader also
has been working for it, and has been
promised support by the military au
The president is now in Chicago at
tending a joint meeting of the National
Association of State Universities, As
sociation of Endowed Universities, and
the Association of American Colleges.
President Campbell is vice-president of
the first-named association.
The meeting is being held for the pnr
pose of offering the facilities of Amer
ican universities and colleges to the
country. Students, faculty, buildings
and equipment are to tie offered to the
government to aid in the war.
Regulations respecting the drafting of
college students of draft age are also
to be drawn up and submitted to the
government. President Campbell is
serving on some very important com
mittees and may be compelled to go
back to Washington again before lie re
turns to the campus.
Karl Onthank, secretary to the presi
dent, looks for him to return about
with Mrs. Campbell, left for the east
December JO, Mrs. Campbell going to
Joplin, Mo., to visit their daughter, Mrs.
Sidney Henderson, formerly Lucia
GLASS MEETINGS TO BE
HELD AT ASSEMBLY HOUR
Senior Play Junior Week-End, Soph
Shirts and Freshman Glee Will Bo
Brought Up at Sessions.
Class meetings " ill be held during the
regular I'niversity assembly hour tomor
The seniors, in the lecture room in
Heady hall, v.ill discuss the senior play,
and Charles Hundore, president of the
• lass, will appoint committees to ar
range for it. Plans for inter-class bas
ketball will also he considered.
In the absence of George Cook, presi
dent of the junior class, who enlisted
last month. Ella Dews, vice-president,
"ill preside over the HUO's in the Ore
gon build:ng. Outlining the junior week
end program will ho the principal busi
ness of the meeting.
Green shirts, as a mark of distinction
for sophomores, will he voted upon at
the sophomore meeting in Guild hall.
Keports on this subject will oe made
by Ev.-rett Pixley. Sophomore basket
ball ana a sophomore party eons' tuto
llie other matters to he decided
Comini'tees in charge of the fresh
man glee, to he held February j(>, in
the armory, will report at the f.esh
man meeting in Villard hall.
DANCES TO FOLLOW GAMES
IN ARMORY, POSSIBILITY
Executive Committee Discusses Feasi
bility of. Plan; Grebo and Com
fort on Council.
The advisability of scheduling, in the
Eugene armory, basketball games, to he
followed by informal dances, "as dis
cussed at the executive council meeting
held yesterday afternoon. No definite
plans were made, hut it is possible that
later in the year such games followed
by dances may lie held.
The council sanctioned the men’s glee
club trip to American Iuake, the end of
this month. The club will sing at St.
Helens, American Lake and Portland.
A discussion of student body finances
for the year indicates that the student
body is running about even, and per
haps may come out with a little money
ahead. Football broke about even.
The council also voted money for the
numerals to be awarded freshmen tak
ing part in major sports. These class
numerals are to be worn on the fresh
James Sheehy, president of the stri
dent body, has appointed Charles Com
fort to succeed Tjynn McCredle, and
Walter Grebe to succeed Walter Myers
as members of the student council. Mc
Crcdie and Myers resigned at the close
of last term.
MRS. ROSE Y. W. SPEAKER
Evangelist’s Address to Bo Followed by
Mrs. (I. Ij. Itoso, who has been as
sisting Rev. Mr. Rose in the revival
services at the Christian church for the
Past week, will speak to the University
women at the meeting of the Y. W. U.
A., to be held on Wednesday at 4
Following the address, the recogni
tion service for the 15 new members
will be held. The candle service, which
is a part of the ceremony that has been
adopted this year, will he held, and as
many as possible are urged to be pres
ent for the occasion
FOURTH SON IN SERVICE
S. W. Jacobs of Marshfield on Campus
for Third Ordnance Course.
S. W. Jacobs, of Marshfield, n mem
ber of the third ordnance class, will be
tile fourth son of the Jacobs family to
enter military service. lie was on the
campus Tuesday making arrangements
to join the course, hut" left in the eve
ning to return to Marshfield to attend
the funeral of a brother, who died of
pneumonia at an aviation training camp
DR. W. D. SMITH HONORED
Made Councillor Corddlera Section by
American Geological Society.
Or. Warren O. Smith, head of th«
ored by the lieologiejl Society of Amer
ica, which recently elected him councillor
of the Cordillera section. The geologi - .1
society is composed of the leading geolo
gists of the country
TRACK COACH DRW
' Goreczky Only Remnant Left
From Former Team—Call
for New Men to Be
Made Next Week.
Hayward Says He Wants Any
body Out Who Can “Put
Foot Before Other.”
Coach Bill Hayward paints a gloomy
picture when he talks of Oregon’s pros
poets on the track tor this spring.
The ranks of the track team havs
been practically depleted by enlistments
into the various branches of militai y
and naval service. Oscar Goreczky ,s
the only old man in school, and owh.g
to a recent and serious illness, it is veiy
dotibtfol if he will ho able to turn one.
"A track man cannot be built in «
single day," said Coach Hayward, “»t
takes weeks and months of hard, steady
work, and most, of the old men arc
gone. It is very doubtful that Ooroczkj
will be strong enough to work out witl.
a track team.”
“Hank” Foster, of last year’s fresh
man team, is one possibility that the
conch is relying upon, principally. Tin,
few remaining old men and new can
didates for the track team will he caHtil
to report and the work of transforma
tion will start in about a week. Hay
“When the call comes. I want evei
man that can put one foot before the
other to respond," said the coach. “O.
A. O. Iras already called her team into
action, and their recruits are backed
by a number of old men. Tf the men
will come out regularly and give me
everything there is in them, I will makt,
a team- 1 know that it is going to In
hard for anyone to give much time t.< -
athletics because of the great amoun:
of work that has been put upon 'then
by the now system of military trainin'
and science that the University has
adopted, and some of the schools tin. t
we will go up against have not been
so drawn oil by enlistments and are
much hotter able to put out a team, hit
this will not keep Oregon from shov
ing the old Oregon spirit.”
Girls at Campus Red Cro$.i
Break Previous Record.
Captains of Each Squad Win
Check Hour’s Attendance;
Talks to Be Given.
Six hundred surgical dressings, the
largest number of dressings turned out
in one afternoon’s w*rk, were mad'
yesterday between I an% by 00 gir’ >
who came to the V. W. C. A. to wor!
Captains have been elected to checi
up on the attendance for each hour, an I
to assist the instructors in any wa.i
possible. Beginning with yesterday, it
is planned to have some speaker addres*
the girls for 10 minutes each day while
they are working, on some current wai
topic. It is thought that in this way
that the girls who are economizing or.
time so ns to be able to devote it to th«
Red Cross, will thus reecive informa
tion on war topics. Yesterday Dr. Jo
seph Schaefer rend President Wilson’s
speeeh to congress
The captains of the sounds, in the
order of their squads, uro Erma Hough,
Claire Gazlcy, Ella Dews, Beatrice
Thurston, Mabel Rankin, Hazel Ruda
baugh, Dorothy Dunbar, Virginia Wal
ker, Virginia Hales, Jeannette Moss,
Adelaide Rake, Essie McOtrire. Lucille
Stanton, I’eggy Crim. Helen Brcutou,
Dorothy ('oilier, and Eruuces Elisabeth
BOB RIGGS LEARNS FLYING
Last Year’s Junior Attends San Diego
School tor Aviators.
Robert Riggs, a member of the junior
class in the University last year, ii
taking work at the San Diego aviatioi
school. Higgs came to the University
■i iiiui iilimmi Ii i’.ifrr IIP Wilt li IflTYi"-"
her of the Alpha Tuu Omega fraternit /.
lie writes that all the fault he has ,x>
find with army life as he lives it at
San Diego, is that the birds make 'iin
ashamed of himself.