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About Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 17, 1918)
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ENTER AN OLD FRIEND—SWIMMING.
Last night at suggestion of the faculty, or of members of the
faculty the student council took up for consideration the matter of
devising some means of eliminating danger of accidents among
University students on the mill race. It is the same question which
presents itself every year just previous to the opening of the
Spring canoeing season. The angle which the discussion took
last evening was that of working out some plan whereby every
student would be taught to swim and the council went on record
as urging all students to include swimming somewhere in their
athletic schedule. Further, the council recommended that the
University provide instructors in swimming for the men.
There developed during the discussion a peculiar condition
existing in the swimming classes which are given for the women
—peculiar if it is to be considered part of a program to en
courage the water sport among students. It appears that in the
classes which are conducted for the women, only those who do not
know how to swim are allowed to sign up. Those women who
know enough to keep themselves afloat and even those who are
good swimmers are barred from the classes. What the reasons
for this course are the Emerald does not know, but it would ap
pear that the way to develop an interest in swimming would be
to encourage rather than discourage, the natural interest which
might be shown in the sport. If properly fostered, swimming
should become a popular pastime among the greater part of the
studentgjind the results gained, in all probability, would be much
more desirable than under any system of compulsion that could
Swimming is, without doubt, one line of activity which can
be made of great future value to every student. Learning to
swim is more in the line of a duty to be fulfilled by every per
son than any sport taught in American colleges. But, as the
council recommended, there should be* no sense of compulsion
connected with the teaching of swimming. If compelled to, a
man can learn to swim across a tank and still, a year later, not
be able to keep afloat if thrown suddenly into the water. A good
swimmer becomes so because he or she likes the water and very
few people were ever made to like' water by being’ driven into it.
Let us popular ize swimming through some form of competition
open to all, provide competent instructors and it will be strange
if sometime or other during four years of college, a student does
not learn to swim. ,
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men u week ago, which ended in a very
close score. Since that time, however,
great progress has been made and a
much better showing should be made.
Coach Hayward lias not definitely de
cided upon his team for Saturday night
as yet, but be expects to use every man
on the squad before the evening is over.
There have been only J) or 10 men turn
ing out eaeti day, so there is not much
material to choose from for the first
In order that the student body dance,
which is scheduled for S;dO, may begin
on time, the game will start at 7:”0.
The officials have not yet been chosen,
but in Mil probability Kean Walker will
officiate as referee. Student body
tickets will admit to the game, but a
fee will be charged for the dance.
The probable lineups are as follows:
Multnomah. Position. Oregon.
Sharp .K....flrehc, Walker
Dtmiway .F. Morrison
Mix .V. Comfort:
Morion, Toomey.., O.. Steers
Stinson .O. Wilson
CORNELL FACES DEFICIT
I>ue to the decrease of receipts in
faces a deficit of approximately $1(H*
000 in running expenses this year. The
total normal registration has been cut
IS FASTEST 111 YEIBS
(Continued from page one)
site of keeping up interest in student
body activities along with interest in
Charles Comfort, appointed to fill
I'.vnn Met 'ready’s place, and Walter
tlrehe, appointed to take Walter Myer’s
position, were present as new members
of the council.
Those absent were Francis Prater,
Ra.' Coin'll. Hill Steers, ami Fred Puck
The council passed a resolution "in
which it favored every student in the
Fniversity learning to swim before be
JACK ELLIOTT IS ADVANCED
Becomes First Lieutenant and Is In
structor at Fort Sill.
.lack Flliott. '17. has been advanced
from a second to a first lieutenant, in
the aviation corps, and transferred front
the flying school at Sun Diego to Fort
Sill. Okla.. ns an instructor in aviation.
Flliott received his commission as a
second lieutenant at the Presidio.
ia11 ami mmisii hakii mi"
Harvard and V Is each lost ik'd per
rent i'f their enrollments, and it has
been eslimai.-l ;!iat K’.IH' dale students
and 10 of the faculty hate enlisted
ROUGHNECK VERSES GALORE!
BATTALION SONGS COMING IN
“The Oregon Crew,’’ “Our Own R. 0.
proval of 0 n
Here are a few replies of Lieutenant
Colonel Leader’s request for “rough
neck” songs. The composer of two of the
songs evidently wants to keep his iden
tity in the dark. All of them are of the
type which is wanted for the battalion
to sing, and Lieutenant Colonel Leader
requests that they be learned as soon
Friend Dean Walker, here enclosed
you'll find two songs 1 have composed.
One of them I know sounds rotton,
As for the other, I’ve forgotten,
But they’re not for opera grand,
A fact, no doubt, you’ll understand.
They’ve made announcements right along,
“Wanted—a battalion song.”
Nothing classic, with emotion,
Rather, roughneck was the notion.
Well, I never was a poet,
(Had to tel] you, so you’d know it),
And I never thought to write
On these songs until tonight.
But 1 heard them say today,
That they’d like one right away,
And there were not many in,
The allowing made was pretty thin,
And then 1 saw my duty clear,
The same I’ll tell you—if you’ll hear.
I did not try to write a song
For us to sing as we march along.
But rather thought if you could see
IIow had a little song could be,
You better could appreciate
The ones you’ve gotten up to dute.
So having made my explanation,
I I sign my name, with hesitation,
For fear it’d make an awful fuss,
I’ll sign it thus—A. Nonymous.
PROPOSED BATTALION SONG
(Tune: Solomon Levi.)
We’ve got a great old college, boys,
Dean Straub has told us so,
We know they think a. lot of us
And hate to see us go, BUT
We’ve got to show the spirit that we’ve
long been famous for,
It's the (>r*gon Fight we’ve got to kite
to Europe to win the war.
Fall in, Seniors, give them all you’ve
Fall in. Juniors, you’d rather go than
Fall in, you underclassmen, if you want
to get in the fight, FOR
We’re going to lick those Germans and
we’re going to lick them right.
We’ve got a mighty I,coder, boys,
lie’s here to help us out.
He’s seen the thick of battle, and
He’s put the Roche to rout.
We're every man behind him—It’s the
thing we’re famous for,
It’s the Oregon Fight we’ve got to kite
to Europe to win the war.
SUGGESTION FOR BATTALION
I (Tune: When Johnnie Comes March
“Right shoulder arms,” the Kaiser said,
Ho trained his men to knock ’em dead,
Harold Jenkins and James MeOnllum,
two former students in the University,
| and who are now located in the ambu
lance unit at Camp Lewis, returned to
camp yesterday, after a visit with their
friends in Eugene. Roth were well
pleased with the army life.
Rob Case, a member of the elass of
ECO, in a letter to a friend in Eugene,
says that Ren Stain, Raymond Kinney,
and James Cossrnan arc all in officers’
training schools, and that he himself is
hoping that he can enter the school at
Fort Omaha, Neb. Alt of the boys were
in the Second company, O. C. A., at Fort
A1 Howies, ex ’10, has been trans
ferred from the aviation school at Gar
den City. X. V.. to Harvard University,
where he is taking a pre-medic course,
begun at Oregou prior to his enlist
Folsom Tallinan, ex 'IS, Jay Fox, ex
' 1!». and lilou Story. '14, havp pulisted
I in flip naval aviation corps and arc sta
1 turned at the aviation school at San
F.rnest Itovlen, ex "JO. who enlisted
in the navy hospital corps shortly be
fore Christmas, is studying in the naval
bacteriological laboratory a: San_JJrniL_
, "0, .
*-!an Andersen, e\ 'JO member of the
Varsity football team last fall, and Ken
neth Moores, president of the class of
r C.,” and Others Submitted to Ap
I He picked on Russia, then on France,
Then shot old John B. in the pants,
But he’ll sure have a helluva time, when
we come marching on,
Oh, he'll sure have a helluva time when
we come marching on.
Old Oregon’s out to knock ’em dead.
Old Oregon's out to knock ’em dead,
We’ll get old Fritzie by the neck,
And get the Kaiser, too, by heck,
And we’ll all have a helluva time when
we go marching on,
And we'll all have a helluva time when
we go marching on.
“THE OREGON CREW’
(To be sunk to the tune of “My Girl’s
Our gang’s a hell of a crew,
We come from Oregon, too,
We like to smoke and chew.
We’re tellin’ you!
And wdien we get to France,
We’ll shoot Fritz in the pants,
Make him do a “Hula” dance,
On No-man’s Land.
We don’t mind submarines,
Biscuits or pork and beans,
Bayonets or black gas screens,
We’re tellin’ you!
When we go o’er the top,
Things will commence to pop,
We’ll make the damned Boehes drop,
On No-man's Land.
We don’t mind trenches,
Barb wire or fences,
We're tellin’ you!
And when we reach their line,
We’ll catch the German swine,
We'll even make the Kaiser whine
On No-man’s Land.
OUR OWN R. 0. T. C.
(Tune of “-Marching Through Georgie.”)
Bring the good old shovel, boys, we’ll
dig another trench,
Big it with a spirit that will animate
Big it as we mean to dig. to quench the !
While we go marching through Prussia, i
Hurrah! Hurrah! Our University,
Hurrah! Hurrah! Our own R. O. T. C.,
So we'll sing the chorus from our home
land to the Spree
While we go marching through Prussia.
Camouflage and tunnelling! McAlister [
Furnish the material and give us work
Bully beef and bacon, hoys, they're com
ing! What’s the diff?
While we go marching through Prussia.
Raise a cheer for Leader, hoys, the hero i
of the Somme,
Then join the mighty chorus while we I
go marching on,
For we'll put the torch to Potsdam in
the rose-red dawn,
While we go marching through Prussia. |
li, are now enlisted in the aviation:
corps, and studying at the University i
of California flying school.
For two months Harold Brock, a
member of the sophomore class last year,
has been on the honor roll as one of
the five highest students taking radio
.orps work at Harvard University.
Brock enlisted last October.
1' red Mosley, ex 'IS. and member of
the first ordnance corps at the Uni
versity, left the Unired States arsenal
at San Antonio yesterday, where the
Oregon ordnance detachment has been
stationed, for Camp Shelby, Hatties
POWERS ON LECTURE TOUR
Member of Extension Division Goes to
Drain and Coast for Red Cross.
Alfred Powers, of the extension divi
sion of the University, left last Monday
for Drain, Ore., where he will give the
first of a series of lectures on Red
Cross and educational work.
From 1 )raiD, Mr. Powers, in company
with Irvin Street, county school super
visor of Douglas county, will travel to
the coast, making lectures in the schools
and communities en route. Much of
the trip will have to be made on foot.
Mr. Powers took a complete set of Red
Cross slides and lanterns for the pur
pose of illustrating his addresses.
WASHINGTON LOSES FIRST GAblk
The University of Washington quintet
suffered defeat iu its first game of the j
season, losing to the Seattle Y. M. C. A. j
To Theatre Lovers 1
y The management of the
Eugene Theatre takes much
* pleasure in announcing that
Henry W Savage, the noted
producer of comic operas,
will send his most famous of
fering to the Eugene Theatre
Wednesday evening, Jan. 23d.
Then will come the saucy
Mitzi, America’s only Prima
Donna-Comedienne, in the
comic opera, “Pom-Pom,”
that New York demanded
200 nights, and with Mitzi
will come the entire New
York cast of singers, co
medians, ballet, the chorus of
girlish glory, the complete
scenery by Joseph Urban and
even the “Pom - Pom” opera
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order of receipt. Regular seat sale Monday, Jan
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