Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920, January 17, 1918, Image 1

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VOL. 19.
NO. m 3
Varsity's First Contest to Be
With Experienced Men
From the Various
Oregon Five Not Selected as
Yet; Chances Uncertain
Without Medley.
With three members o£ last year's
fast quintet in the lineup, the Multnomah
Club team of Portland, which meets the
Varsity in Hayward hall on Saturday
evening, is one of the best that has been
turned out in years by that institution.
In the only game that has been played
thus far this season, the clubmen de
feated the Seaside Ad dub by the large
score of 3S to 17.
Every man on the invading aggrega
tion is experienced, most of them hav
ing played college ball. Sharp, at for
ward, and Morton, at guard, are both
ex-Oregon men, having earned their let
ters in their only year here. Both have
played on the club team in former years
and have had a great deal of experience.
0. A. C. Man at Center.
Mix, playing center, is an O. A. C.
product. Last year he held down the
same position for the Aggies, and played
a very steady game. This is his first
season with the Multnomah team.
Toomey, at guard, has been with the
quint for the past three years. Last
year he was captain and was one of
the best guards in the northern city.
Before joining the club team, he played
in the interscholastic and city league
teams at Portland.
Stinson and Duniwa.v are new men on
the squad. The former starred at for
ward and the latter played well at guard
in the Seaside contest.
Have Unified Squad.
These men have been practicing to
gether ever since the Thanksgiving holi
days, and now have a fast, unified quin
tet to send against Coach Hayward's
The Varsity team, on the other hand,
is inexperienced. Coach Hayward has
been doing his utmost to produce a
closely-knit aggregation, but hopes for
a victory on Saturday are very dim.
With Medley out of the lineup, chances
look more uncertain than they did a
week ago.
Had Only One Game.
No contests have been played with
the exception of a game with the fresh
(Confcinud on page two)
Increase of 20 per Cent in Pay
to Enlisted Members.
Will Rebec Writes Washington
to Obtain Branch of Fed
eral Organization.
Oregon may soon become a member
of the National Rifle association, if
plans now under way materialize. This
would give the University students a 120
per cent increase in pay when they en
list, no matter what rank they attain.
The National Rifle association is a
federal organization, and grants mem
bership to a group of five or more de
(lirhig to join. To any member scoring
jjK2 out of a possible 300 ou a target,
the rating of marksman is given, 23S
out of a possible 300, the rating of
sharpshooter, sod 253 out of a possible
300, the rating of expert. The shots are
made from 200, 800 and 500 yard ranges,
and are from standing, kneeling and
prone positions. Will Rebec, acting
sergeant instructor of musketry, in the
University battalion, is hopeful that
Oregon may become a member of the
association. He has written to Wash
ington applying for membership, and ex
pects to hear in a few days whether
he is successful.
In the event that the membership is
attained, Rebec will have full charge
af the class. He is an excellent_ghot_
TnJTiashadtwo and a half years of
work at a military school.
It is planned to charge men 50 cents
lo join the dub. the other half of the
hembership fee being paid by the Uni
term ty.
Defeats Charles Comfort by Three
Votes; Vacancy Made When George
Cook Enlisted.
I -
i W ith a girl in the official chair for
. the first time in its history, the Junior
class met in Oregon hall yesterday morn
ing at the assembly hour, to elect a
president to take the place vacated by
George Cook, who left several weeks
ago to enlist. Paul Spangler won the
class election, receiving 37 votes, while
Charles Comfort, the other nominee, re
ceived 34. V.
The newly-elected president spoke on
the need for co-operation in carrying on
the various Junior activities.
"The registrar's list shows that more
men have enlisted from the Junior class
than from any other,” said President
Spangler, in urging loyalty of those who
are to carry on the work of the class.
The report of the treasurer, Dwight
Viilson, showed $100.71 in the treasury.
Dorothy Flegel announced that the
money for the Junior snaps must be
paid by the end of the week,
t A motion was passed instructing the
secretary to write George Cook, express
in the regret of the class at losing him,
and to wish him success in his new work.
Ella Dews, vice-president, who opened
the meeting, announced Triple C meet
ing at the Bungalow on Wednesday,
January 23.
Pi o: ssorial Dignity to Be Lost in
the Shuffle for One Night
Save your date for the faculty min
strel which will he staged Saturday, Feb
ruary 16. According to the committee
the show is in the course of completion
and is rapidly taking on the appearance
of one not even to be surpassed by the
Primrose troop.
Professor Bovard has been elected as
the logical man at center and when given
a trial proved to be a “find” when it
comes to working together with the
“ends,” one of whom is Mrs. Daisy Mid
dleton of all-star ability. The members of
the cast say that it will be difficult to
distinguish which of the end “men” Mrs.
Middleton is holding down.
Mrs. Faguy-Cote will introduce a new
stunt-—“The mechanical doll” and judg
ing from reports should prove a tremen
dous hit. She will be ably assisted by
Mrs. Thatcher whose ability needs no
further comment.
The campus fans will also be enter
tained by- one of the company’s most able
musicians, John Stark Evans, who will
present for their approval a piano-dia
logue entitled “At the piano” and this
the committee declare will be a “knock
out.” Professor Evans will also direct
the singing and the musical numbers.
Another feature of the evening will be
a dancing skit by the Misses Bader and
Winslow. The nature of the act has as
yet not been made public but the com
mittee is confident that it will be a dis
tinct surprise that will “get by” big. Miss
Winifred Forbes will wave the baton for
the orchestra over which she has super
vision and swears that she will place be
fore the audience a musical organization
that will compare with the very best in
the country, its size.
The committee states that the profits
of the engagement are to be turned over
to the benevolent cause of the Red Cross
and consequently everyone purchasing a
ticket to the “big show” will not only en
joy a rare treat but will at the same time
contribute to a worthy cause.
Make your date and prepare for the
event of the season. Saturday, February
the sixteenth.
Will Attend Washington Newspaper
Institute at Seattle.
Eric W. Allen, dean of the school of
journalism, left this afternoon for Seat
tle to attend the Washington Newspa
| per Institute, before which he will read
[ a paper on “News and Propaganda.”
I The paper gives an analysis of the posi
| tion of publishers and the government
in connection with publicity desired by
government agencies in connection with
1 the war.
Dean Allen will attend also the ses
of Teachers of Journalism. He plans
to visit Camp Dewis, on business in con
nection with the military affairs of the
He will return probably in time to
meet his classes Mnndav.
Head Five in Doughnut League
Show Classy Team Work
Against Good Fight
Waged by Betas.
Other Victors and Sigma Nus
Mix Wrestling and Foot
ball With Basketball.
Standing of the Teams
Section One.
Team— W.
Phi Delta Theta.. 1
Oregon Club .... 1
Sigma Nu .0
Phi Gamma Delta 0
Kappa Sigma . . .
Delta Tau Delta. 2
Alpha Tail Omega 0
Beta Theta Pi
Sigma Chi .0
Friendly Hall
2 0
Pet. ♦
1.000 ♦
1.000 ♦
.000 ♦
.(XX) ♦
.000 ♦
1.000 ♦
.000 ♦
.(XX) ♦
.000 ♦
.000 ♦
♦ ♦
Delta Tau Delta and Phi Delta Theta
■ were the winners in the Doughnut league
games played Tuesday evening, before
a large crowd. The Delta Thu quinret
triumphed over the Beta Theta Pi squad
in a fast and interesting contest, the
final score being 10 to 0 in favor of
the leaders of section two. This gives
the Delta Tau aggregation two victories
to their credit and no defeats. Unless
someone stops this crew, it is going
to make it a walkaway for the cham
The game was all in favor of the
Delta Tau team, from the time Houston
Medley shot the first basket, but the
Betas will have to be given credit for
‘a good fight, although their basket
shooting was very poor. The Delta
Tau team showed some classy team
work, and excepting for an occasional
mental vacation on the part of one of
their men, they played a perfect game.
The Betas had several chances to score,
but bad basket shooting kept them from
profiting by their opportunity.
Medley Around Again.
Tlie stars for the Delta Tau team
were Biown, Medley, and Madden, while
Spangler, Foster, and Dresser showed
up well for the Betas. “Dot” Medley,
manager, coach, trainer and press agent
for the Delta Tau Delta team, was able
to be around Tuesday, aided by his trusty
senior cane. “Dot” turned his ankle in
practice, and will be on the shelf, so
to speak, for a few days. His younger
brothel. Houston, upheld the family
honor Tuesday evening.
The Phi Delta Theta team had its
hands full when it took on the whole
Sigma Nu house, and the game finally
developed into a half-an-half affair, in
(Continued on page four)
Asks Support of University:
Wants Instruction for
All Girls in Food
S aving.
Courses Now G:ven at Oregon;
Informed People Needed to
Educate Public.
A plea from Herbert C. Hoover, fed- I
oral food administrator, asking for the j
eo-operation of the University in sup- |
plying tho largest number possible of
college women, to stimulate food con
servation intelligently, was received
yesterday through a teiegram to Presi
dent Campbell.
Hoover asked that some or all women
graduating from the University this year
be instructed in food conservation work
through special courses. This, he said,
was necessary because of the impera
tive need of informed people to present
the food situation, and the methods
which the food administration is devis
ing to meet it.
President Campbell has wired Iloover.
telling of the University’s educational
I work in food conservation. lie nren
; t.ioned the general domestic science
work, the two-hour course in food econ
omy. and the weekly public lecture which
is given on the same subject. Talks are
also being given before the lied Cross
groups and in women’s fraternity houses,
the president wired.
Hoover’s Message to Oregon.
The telegram from the food adminis
tration and the answer by the Univer
sity follow:
Washington, D. C., Jan. 15, 1918.
Prince L. Campbell,
President U. of O., Eugene, Ore.: We
need help all college women in stimu
lating conservation throughout country.
Imperative to secure largest possible
number well-informed people to assist
in presenting food situation and meth
ods which food administration is devis
ing to meet it. Are all your women stu
dents receiving instruction insuring in
telligent co-operation with food adminis
tration? Are you offering emergency
course which will enable some, or all,
women graduating this year to bn of
special service? Would you welcome
outlines and suggestions, Please reply,
telegram. (Signed): Herbert Hoover.
Reply to Hoover.
Eugene, Ore.. Jan. 1(1, 1918.
Herbert Hoover, Food Administra
tion, Washington, D. C.—University of
Oregon will gladly co-operate food ad
ministration fullest possible extent. Arc
offering general domestic science courses
and two-hour food economy in war lime.
Courses open all students and one week
ly public lecture same topic. Planning
talks lied Cross groups and sorority
houses, which will reach all University
women. Would welcome outlines and
suggestions. Please advise specifically
(Continued on page four)
Shake a Leg! Get Busy!
Student Dance After Game
Let’s hop!
Give vent to that impulse. Put the
•ase-gfrving balin of a good old-fashioned
student informal on that itching of the
balls of the feet. Shake ’em up! For
weeks the lovers of the light fantastis
have yearned for a student body dance.
Now their yearning will cease. The
third student body dance of the year
will be given in the Gymnasium Saturday
night, after the basketball game tvith
the Multnomah Athletic club.
Following the policy adopted by the
student body, this dance will he a strict
ly informal affair. The entire study
body is invited, but remember, that dress
suits are tabooed. Wear your school
clothes. Come to the basketball game.
Root until yoat have no voice left. Then
stay for the dance. It makes no differ
ence. You can ask for your dances in
sure to bring Genevieve and be there.
It will be some struggle. If you haven’t
any clean arrows No. wear your
flannel shirt. You say you are Iloover
izing -on patent leather shoes. Then
come \u your loggers’ boots. It is the
time yon are after, not. the fashion
show. Make a night of it.
Jazz music will bn the order of the
evening. The committee decided that
Jazz music was the most appropriate
kind for a dance after a basketball vic
tory. Dwight Wilson is laying; plans for
the roundup. lie says that it is doing
to be some “Hyiu Ilehe,” which in the
jargon of the Chinook Indians means
“heap big time.” Dwight is making ar
rangements with the military band to
furnish the music for the occasion. If
it is impossible to secure the band,
there will be other music of the “Jazz”
1‘rice? Twenty-five cents per couple.
How’s that for ITooverizing? That is
all it will cost to come and dance ali
night, listen to Jazz music, ami mingle
with the rollicking, swirling inass of the
lovers of the "giraffe grab” and the
“caterpillar crawl.”
..hbj," .lliirr?
immediately after the basketball game
Saturday night, that it is strictly an in
formal affair, and that you are going
to be there. Don’t be a baker and loaf
around all the time. Shake a leg and
make a date.
Eddie Dorr, '16, and Clay Watson, ’13,
Write of Small Boy Adopted by
Sixteenth Engineers.
Eddie Dorr, ’16, and Clay Watson,
'13. have been with the United States
expeditionary forces in France since
last October, according to a letter re
ceived here this week. They are ser
geants in company E. 16th railway engi
In the letter. Dorr says that the
United States troops are making exten
sive preparations to meet the Hermans
on the firing line and that, every week
sees a wonderful change in the men
from America.
The company to which Dorr and Wat
son belong has adopted a little French
boy, and is giving the little fellow every
attention army life permits. The com
pany tailor has made him a regulation
uniform, and he has been placed in
school, lie cats and sleeps with the
men in his company, and the members
of the company plan to bring him to
America when the war is over.
Both Dorr and Watson were Eugene
boys, and members of Sigma Chi.
Letter Received Here Says Nine Former
Students Are "Over There."
The safe, arrival of nine former Ore
gon students in France, is told in a
letter received from one of the men
here yesterday. They are Sergeant Alex
Howen, 17. and Private Mike Hunt, ex
'1!*. of the quartermaster corps of the
1(!7th infantry; Sergeant Bart lvOiighMn,
ex "JO, of battery I >, of the 1-kith artil
lery; Lieutenant Charles Prim ex 'IS,
Sergeant "Vic" Bradeson, ex "JO, Ser
geant Paul Hendricks, ex '17, Corporil
Billy Rhcinhardt, ex TO, Privates Herb
Taylor, ex 'JO, and Don Randall, ex ’JO,
of the lOJnd infantry, company M, of
The* Oregon boys arrived in France
shortly after Christmas, according to
the letter.
Sam Bullock and Roy Brown Advanced;
Expect to Go to France Soon.
Evidence of the rapid advancement,
from the ranks by the members of the
first ordnance corps course of the Un>
versity last fall, is shown in a letter
from Sam Bullock, ex ’IS, and Roy
Brown, ex ’If', members of the course
now stationed at Camp Jlodge, la.
Bullock is a sergeant and Brown a
corporal. They were recently trans
ferred from San Antonio, Tex., where
they were ordered for six weeks’ train
ing after the completion of their work
at the University. They expect to ho
sent to France in about three weeks,
according to word received from Bul
Maynard Harris, ex TO, writes that
he, with 1-1 other members of the first
course, are en route to Book Island, 111.
Harris has also been stationed at San
Antonio since leaving the University.
Former Member of Student Council Is
Promoted; Goes to Texas.
Bob McMurray, '1(1, is a lieutenant in
cavalry and stationed at San Antonio,
Tex. He was ordered to his present
post following the completion of his
training at the Presidio.
While in college, Lieutenant McMur
ray was a member of the student coun
cil and prominent in Y. M, C. A. work.
He is a Kappa Sigma.
Mrs. McMurray, who was (lertrude
Taylor, a student of the University, ami
u member of Kappa Alpha Theta fra
ternity, has gone to San Antonio to
spend the winter with her husband.
Clarence Ash Disposes of Pendleton Tri
bune to Work in Portland.
Clarence Ash, a graduate of the school
of journalism in ltilo, and who lias been
part ovrer of the Evening Tribune of
Pendletonsinoe that time hai. -■■■
his interest. He is now in Portland
and will attempt to get u position on
| one of the Portland papers.
Mr. Ash was prominent in both jour
nalism and dramatics while in the Uni
versity, and played the lead of the senior
[ ■vLay.
Lids to Be Donned Again at 2
O’clock, Is Decision of
Student Body
Jack Dundore Elected Oregana
Manager—Learn to Swim
Says Council.
Freshmen may lay aside their green
caps during drill hour, but must put
them on again immediately at 2 o'clock,
decided the student council last night,
at its first meeting this term.
Lieuenant Colonel John leader had
asked that the freshmen be allowed this
privilege, in order to improve the gen
eral appearance of the Oregon battalion.
No longer will the poor frosh feel a
desire to clutch at his green lid when
a stiff breeze arises during drill hour.
Hut after drill hour, all will he as be
fore. Jt will be considered as a grave
misdemeanor, decided the student coun
cil, if any freshman is caught, after 2
o’clock not wearing the distinctive badge
of his class.
Dundoro Succeeds George Cook.
Jack Pundore, a sophomore, was elect
ed manager of the Oregana, to fill the
place left, vacant by George Cook, who
has joined the colors.
The feasibility of holding basketball
games in the armory, to be followed by
informal dances, was brought up by
President James Sheeh.v. The matter
will be taken up with the faculty com-__
inittee on dances.
Dwight Wilson reported on the stu
j dent body dance to be held Saturday
evening after the basketball game.
The matter of deficiency in the circu
lation of the Emeralds to Alumni was
explained by Catherine Dobie, circula
tion manager, as due to the fact that
the Alumni do not send in their change
of addresses, and that there has been
a misunderstanding on the part, of the
Alumni regarding the new ruling that
subscription to the Emerald is not in
1 eluded in Alumni dues.
President Sheehy spoke on the neces
(Continued eo page two)
Spanish Instructor Feels His
Salary Is Not Sufficient.
Has Taught in University for
Year and Half; Came
From Missouri.
Maintaining that his salary was en
tirely inadequate to meet his expenses.
Professor II. F. llurthan I>o Fell, in
structor of Spanish in the University,
today tendered his resignation to Presi
dent Campbell, to take effect January 24.
IIis resignation follows:
“Pear President Campbell:
“Owing to tile extremely high cost
of living, I find that my salary is en
tirely inadequate.
“Some time ago you were kind enough
to grant me an increase of $200, to be
paid January 1, 1918. My last check,
however, did not indicate that your or
der had in any way been complied with
by the comptroller of the University.
“I realize now that even this blight
increase would not be sufficient to re
compense me for all the work I have
been doing for the University of Oregon.
“I therefore feel compelled to tender
herewith my resignation, to take effect
January the 24, 11118.
"Very respectfully yours,
“Professor of Spanish.
“P. S.—I am sending a copy of this
letter to the acting chairman of the
executive committee, Mr. A. 0. Dixon.’’
"I feel that 1 am not getting sufficient
salary for my work,” said 1’rofosscr I>e
Fell. “I am teaching 472 students in
wy classes in Portiund and here. Many
times my expense account has been cut
on my Portland trips. I don’t know
what I will do when I get out. I have
imumdi in.m, f. innl- .imu.in Ih'P miHldllTk,
whom I will hate to leave.”
Professor De Fell came to the Uni
versity in the fall of 191(5 from the
| Missouri State Normul school.
Karl Onthank, secretary to the presi
dent, said nothing would he done until
the president returned from the east