Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920, February 26, 1918, Image 1

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Third Class Goes to Portland to
Study in Store Rooms,
Destination Is
Ninety Men Selected Include
- G-oreczsky, Marshall and
' „Fhe members of the third ordnance
* elass of the school of commerce, took
their final examinations and ended their
work on the campus yesterday and this
, morning, and left on the 1:50 train this
afternoon for Portland, where they will
•pend a few days inspecting the ord
. nance stores work of several of the
large industrial plants. They will re
turn to the campus on Saturday or Sun
, day, but will remain here for but a few
hours or half a day at the most and
' then leave for Benicia, Cal., where they
- will take advanced work, prior to being
sent east or “over there.”
Lieutenant C. C. Jeremiah has
- selected the men for the fourth class,
„ which will start March 11. Acting upon
instructions which he received from the
war department recently, he has select
ed 90 men for 'the fourth class instead
of 50 and 75, as has been the numbers
limited to the past three classes. He
received over 350 applications for en
’ trance to the class from men located at
. all different parts of the United States.
* Men Must Enlist.
* As the class is now on a military
4 basis the men selected for the fourth
class will be required to enlist in the
United States army before they leave
' for Eugeue. They will then be given
* a six weeks’ furlough in which to take
' the course, and will be fully outfitted
- with regulation uniforms and be paid
private’s pay and ration allotments dur
ing this time. Lieutenant Jeremiah re
ceived orders from the war department
this morning that there would be no
■. “backsliding” from the course tolerated.
When the men are selected for the
courses they must take the work or else
give up hope of ever entering an ord
> nance course, either at the University
of Oregon or at any of the other uni
versities in the United States where the
courses have been installed. A list of
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200 Men Comprise Second Bat
talion of U. of 0. Regiment.
Eugene Citizens, Coverall-Clad,
to Drill in Armory Under
,* Colonel Leader.
- tor
At the request of citizens of Eugene,
a home guard was organized last Satur
day evening at a meeting at the cham
ber of commerce. About -00 men were
present and unanimously voted to form
the guard which, with the University
battalion, will make up the University
Colonel Leader, in an address at the
meeting, read a strong pledge which the
men joining the ^battalion must sign. In
the pledge, the men agree to support the
constitution of the United States and
of Oregon, to obey all military orders
and to regard it as a stain on their
personal honor if they fail to keep up
the organization during the war. ‘•Thus,
the colonel made it clear that no slack
ers would be tolerated,” said Captain
Eric Mien yesterday. ‘'It is not so much
numbers that is wanted, as men who
will stick by the organization.”
The home guard battalion will drill
every Monday and Thursday nights in
the armory. The men in this battalion,
which will form the second battalion
of the regiment, will wear the regula
tion coverall uniform, the same as the
University men. They will pay a nom
inal fee of $5, which will be spent on
their battalion.
The men in organizing this battalion,
ar<; not obligated to enroll in the Uni
versity, but will have the privileges of
special students. They will in reality
be extension students of the University
and will be given the privilege of at
tendiz the military classes.
Defeat Seniors Saturday by 13-10 Score;
Madden and Brown Are
The sophomores won the interclass
basketball championship of the school
by defeating the seniors in a close game
Saturday afternoon, by the score of 13
to 10. In the elimination games played
Friday afternoon, the sophomores tri
umphed over the freshmen 26 to 13,
while the seniors walloped the juniors
24 to 2.
In the Friday contests no basketball
was allowed, but football and wrestling
were given by the official O. IC. of
Referee “Slim” Crandall and Assistant
“Tony” Goreczky, who officiated in the
frosh-soph affair, and C. M. Brown,
referee extraordinary, who called downs
in the senior-junior social.
Mndden and Brown, by virtue of scor
ing nearly all of the sophomores’ points
in Friday’s contest, are awarded the
“star” positions for their team. Hollen
beck, Moore and Gamble get the honor
able mention for the frosh.
In the slaughter put on by the seniors.
Crandall and Goreczky got the most
points, while Hamlin got the two gath-1
ered by the juniors.
-. I
Activity of Battalion Commandant in
Rousing Interest in Home Guard
Is Praised.
Colonel John Leader received a letter
from Governor Withy-combe this morn
ing, congratulating him on the interest
which he has been able to stir up on the
question of home guard organizations.
Colonel Leader’s efforts to awaken thg
state to its great need of some type
of organized defense have met with
! signal success, and as a result, he is
being besieged with requests to lecture
in different towns over the state, ac
cording to Karl Onthank, secretary to
the president.
A fall schedule confronts him for next
week. This coming Friday he will ad
dress the Portland Ad club at a lunch
eon given for the purpose of promoting
the third Liberty loan conference; Mon
day he will go to Cottage Grove and
Tuesday to Lebanon. It is very prob
able that later in the week a trip to I
Fort Stevens and Astoria will be
If Simola Is Not Called to Vancouver U.
Has Chance With 0. A. C.
“O. A. C. has a husky team of
wrestlers, and our men will have to be
up on their toes if they win,” said Coach
Ed Shockley.
The team came back from Washing
ton full of fight, and they are training
hard for the match. According to the
coach, each man is in good condition.
Simola’s arm, which was injured in the
Washington match, is coming along as
well ns could be expected.
“My one great fear is that Simola
will be called to Vancouver to equip j
himself for work in the ordnance class. I
at the very time that we will need h:m I
most,” said Coach Shockley. “If he
is called away his weight will he with
out a man. and the match will praetic il
ly be lost.”
Lottery Drawing of Partners Will Be
Posted Wednesday.
The first all co-ed dance of the term
will be given Saturday afternoon in the I
men’s gymnasium. The affair will he I
a lottery, and on Wednesday the results i
of the drawing will be posted.
Triple A, the freshman girls’ organ
ization, will have charge of a feature
which Beatrice Weatherbee, president,
says will be well worth seeing. Every
University woman is invited.
Ten cents admission will be charged
each girl.
Professor Sweetser Will Complete Y. W.
C. A. Talks at Bungaiow.
The last of Professor A. It. -Sweet
ser’s lecture in the Bible series will be
given at the Y. W. C. A. Bungalow
Wednesday at 4 o’clock. The topic will
be, “The Seventy-seventh Chapter of
Aets,” and Professor Sweetser asks
that the girls read this chapter before
coining to the meeting.
Eight Games With 0. A. C.;Two
Each Week Alternating
Between Corvallis
and Eugene.
Dean Walker to Coach; Team
to Be Built Around Four
t. Letter Men.
At a meeting held yesterday after
noon in Graduate Manager A. R. Tif
fany’s office, by Karl Onthank, repre
senting President Campbell, Professor
Howe, Dean Walker, James Sfoeehy,
and Mr. Tiffany, baseball plans for the
coming season were discussed and a ten
tative schedule drawn up.
According to the plans, there will be
eight games played with O. A. C. dur
ing the months of April and May. It is
planned to play two games every two
weeks, alternating between Corvallis
and Eugene. It is not definitely known
whether or not the Aggies will place
a team in the field this spring, and
until word is received from them, noth
ing definite can be decided upon.
To Have Series in Portland.
Dean Walker has been placed in
charge of baseball and will probably
serve as coach. Plans are under con
sideration for a trip during the spring
vocation, at which time the Varsity will
play a series of games in Portland with
the teams of the shipbuilders league.
Fred N. Bay, president of the league,
has sent no definite answer to this pro
posal at yet.
The team may also journey to Seat
tle, Tacoma and Camp Lewis, and play
several games in each place. Seattle
and Tacoma both have strong ship
builders’ leagues, and while north the
team could take on the University of
Washington, if they decide to have base
ball this year. Camp Lewis is organiz
ing a league and they will have several
strong teams, as many professional and
semi-professional stars are now in train
ing there.
Chance for Winning Team.
Oregon will have four letter men
(Continued on page three)
Miss Fox Receives Outline of Y.
W. Base Hospital Work
Experience as Dean of Women
Gives Qualifications for
The desired information concerning
the-telegraphed offer, received by Dean
Elizabeth Fox last week to do war work
in France, arrived yesterday in a letter
from Miss Mabel Cratty, national execu
tive secretary of the Y. W. C. A. The
work Miss Fox would be required to
do is secretarial work in hospital units.
Eight hospital unitB are without sec
retaries, the letter states, and Miss Fox
was asked to sail March 6, on the Chi
cago, with Miss Irene Armes, who will
fill one of the vacant positions.
Fresident I*. L. Campbell, who will
arrive in New York about Thursday,
will see Miss Cratty in person and will
then telegraph their joint decision to
Dean Fox. The decision first reached
by President Campbell and Mrs. George
Geriinger, of the bop.Td of regents, was
that Miss Fox would be granted a leave
of absence from the University, thus al
lowing her to leave at the first of next
term, and to return the first of next No
vember, if such an arrangement were
acceptable. This was wired to Miss
Cratty, but no answer has yet been re
According to Miss Cratty, the work
consists not only of comforting the sick
and lonesome nurses, but entertaining
them all, keeping them posted on the
latest news from home, and giving them
all the inspiration possible. Educa
tional work, such as talks on history
or on elementary teaching of French,
falls to her lot. and according to the
report of the worker, the nurseg at
tend with the greatest eagerness to all
that the secretary has to say.
The report also tells how the secre
tary visits the big hospitals and bel is
cheer the ill and homesick soldiers, and
entertains them as much as possible.
mu lira
Writer, Lecturer, Soldier Has
Served in France; Took
Part in Battle of
Wednesday Program Will Be
Military; Music by
Glee Clubs.
Major Ian Hay Beith, of the 10th
battalion service of the Argyll and
Sutherland Highlanders, who will ar
rive here Wednesday morning ns the
guest of Colonel and Mri John Leader,
will address the students of the Uni
versity at the regular assembly hour on
topics pertineut to the present war.
■Major Beith, who is on his way to
Portland from Sacramento, where he
gave his lecture, “Carrying On,” has
been in France three times, and saw
active serviee in the battle of Loos.
Under the pen nam* Lin Hay, he has
written the following books: “The First
Hundred Thousand.” “All in It.” “The
Right Stuff.” “A Man’s a Man,” “A
Safety Match,” “Happy Go Lucky,” “A
Knight on Wheels,” “The Lighter Side
of School Life,” and “Getting Together."
Assembly to Be Military.
The assembly will have several mili
tary features. The battalion will be
present in uniform, and 'the staff will
occupy the platform. Patriotic num
bers will be sung by the combined glee
Ivarl Onthank. secretary to President
Campbell, says that, the lecture is a big
event for the University. "We are very
fortunate,” said he, “that through the
efforts of Colonel Leader, Major Beith
has consented to he a guest of the Uni
versity and address the students. He is
much in demand and always speaks to
large audiences.
When (President Campbell was in the
east recently. Major Beith, who was
speaking under the auspices of the ,T. B.
Pond lyeeum bureau, was so popular
that President Campbell was unable to
gain entrance to the lecture.”
Major Beith has donated to the Red
Cross and other war relief funds, .$8800
of the proceeds from his lectures this
Thrift Clubs Organized in Each
Satmps May Be Bought From
Registrar, Banks or at
“The organization for the War Sav
ings Stamp campaign is going nicely,”
stated A. K. Tiffany, registrar, who has
the matter in charge on the campus.
“A club has been organized in every
house on the campus, and the first pay
ments are coming in.”
Faculty clubs have been organized in
each building, so that there is now a
I)eady club, a Johnson Hall club, etc.,
through which the faculty supports the
government. Professor E. E. J)e Cou
is general chairman for faculty organiza
"If anyone prefers to buy the stamps
individually,” said Mr. Tiffany, “there
is no objection. The essential thing
is to get the stamps sold, so that the
government may have the use of the
money. The idea of clubs was worked
out because it is found easier to do a
thing like buying stamps regularly if you
are associated with a group of people
who are doing the same thing. I think
it is comparable in this respect to tak
ing a correspondence course."
Mr. Tiffany has the stamps for s. le
on the campus, or they may be obtained
from the postoffice or from any bank.
He can give no report as to the number
subscribed for by the different campus
organizations for a few days, until their
reports come in.
Papers to Be Read by Edward Bentley
and Mary Mattley.
The mathematics club will meet in
Professor E. E. I)e Con’s coin, in John
son Hall, tomorrow night. All mathe
matic students are invited to attend.
Papers will be read by Edward Bentley
and Mary Mattley.
Dean Walker to Coach Organization
Teams for Games to Fill In
Between Season Gap.
Conch Denn Walker reports that ar
rangements for an inter-fraternity
handball series, which he has been
planning, are progressing nicely. He
believes it a good plan to get started
as soon as possible, for handball will
keep athletics at the University alive
during the period between basketball
and baseball seasons.
Jimmie Sheehy, Fred Faekwood, Bill
nnseltine, and other handball enthusi
asts, give the idea their hearty approval,
and believe there is good material in
each organization on the campus for
at least one team.
Coach Walker is working on a sched
ule of games which he hopes to have
posted soon. lie is interested in get
ting it started as soon as possible, and
as he now has freshmen basketball off
his hands, he can devote more time to
the tournament, lie is also arranging
a schedule for a series of games, to be
played between the classes and the fac
ulty of the University. He thinks this
will bring forth considerable competi
tion, as there are a number of fast
players among the faculty.
A meeting was held this afternoon to
arrange teams for the houses taking
part in the tournament.
Will Appear Regularly at Right of Cir
culation Desk. Magazine
Articles to Date.
A large food conservation bulletin
board was installed last week in the
University library, at the right of the
circulation desk. Large posters, urging
war economy in foods, are posted there,
besides many pamphlets recommending
food substitutes and giving Hooverish
menus and recipes.
“Try a one-dish dinner,” suggests one
pamphlet,, and “Do your know o.u
meal?” asks another. The use of fish,
corn and oatmeal is urged.
lasts of magazine articles dealing with
food conservation, which will he kept
up to date, are placed on the bulletin
Absence of Leader to Be Filled by Ore
gon Graduate.
Lieutennt Leslie Tooze, who graduat
od from the University in 101(1, will
conduct Colonel Leader’s lecture courses
Wednesday and Friday afternoons, and
Thursday night of this week, while Col-,
onel Leader is in Cortland to address
the Ad club there. Colonel Leader will
accompany Major Ian Hay Beith,
Wednesday's assembly speaker, to Port
land tomorrow afternoon, and return
E. W. Allen, battalion adjutant, said
this morning that Cteneral Frederick
Foltz, of American Lake, had granted
the necessary leave to Tooze, who ti
tered the service last summer, and re
ceived his commission at the Presidio.
Will Leave With Colonel and Mrs. Lead
er for Portland at 1:50.
The University battalion will pass in
review tomorrow afternoon before Major
Ian Hay Beith, soldier, author and lec
turer. who is to be the speaker at as
sembly. Captain Itay Couch will be in
command of the company.
Major Beith aud Colonel and Mrs.
Leader will leave on the 1:50 train fori
Portland, where Major Beith will speak
Wednesday night in the auditorium. The
drill will take place promptly at 1, so
that Major Beith may see some of the
work of the battalion, before he has
to leave, in the machine which will be
waiting for him, to catch his Fraiu.
Would Procure Churches In Small Towns
for Sunday Services.
The student volunteers’ dub of the
University, is planning a deputation trip
to some small town near Eugene, ac
cording to Joe Boyd, president <>f the
organization. ‘‘Is is our intention,” said
Mr. Boyd, “to procure a church in a
small town for a Sunday in which to
conduct services.” Final arrangements
have not been made for the trip. The
town to be visited has not yet been
Waiks Off With Big Scores in
Both Games; Victory Gives
Aggies the Basketball
U. of O. Men Show Good Fighti
But Speed in Team
Checks Plays.
The Oregon Agricultural Ooloiegi
basketball team took both game* from
the Oregon quintet Friday and Satur
day nights, giving them the champion
ship of the western d vision of the Pa
cific northwest conference basketball
longue. In both of the games the Ore
gon Varsity were nble to gather only 6
points, while the Aggies rolled up 24
points in the first contest and 17 In
the last.
Captain and Coach Howard Ray wa*
the outstanding star of the series. He
scored 15 of the 41 pointa annexed bj
the O. A. C. representatives, and played
a stellar game at forward. Krueger
and Gurley played wonderful basketball,
and their ability to register ljpng distance
shots contributed largely to the Aggie*'
Fowler’s Work flood.
The work of Fowler, Oregon’* for
ward, was above the average, although
lie was not as effective as he was in
the Washington game. Wilson playe4
great ball at guard.
The first game of the series, which
was played Friday night, was very alow,
and from the spectator’s point of view,
uninteresting. The lemon-yellow for
wards were unable to break the defense
of Reardon and Bissett and had very
few opportnnities to score. The Oregon
team-work was not up to that of the
orange and black team, and the fact
thnt the Oregon team was made up oi
green material, the Aggies had little
trouble in scoring almost at will.
The Orpgon men were simply out
classed by the O. A. C. team, and they
seemed to be unable to advwnce the ball
beyond the middip of the floor or to pur
sue any organised team-work. Coach
(Continued on pnge three)
Member of ’21 Class Victim of
Pneumonia at Brooklyn.
Battalion Chaplain Reads Last
Rites for Sailor to Uni
versity Cadets.
Special military services were held a\
l o'clock Monday over the death of
Frederick Kingsbury, former studant in
the University, and a member of the
'20 class. Dr. George H. Parkinson,
battalion chaplain, read the service,
while the battalion members stood at
“present arms’’ in front of the half
masted flag on Johnson Hall.
Mr. Kingsbury died in Brooklyn. Ha
had been stationed at the Brooklyn navy
yard for only a few days following the
completion of his course in radio work
at Harvard University when he was
taken ill with pneumonia. Denth cam*
vpry suddenly, and the telegram an
nouncing his death arrived but a few
hours after a letter from him had been
received by his parents stating that he
was in his usual condition of health.
Fredelick Kingsbury was 18 years
when he left school last May and en
listed in the navy. In the University
he followed the fine record he had made
all through high school and was doing
brilliant work in the journalism depart
ment when he left.
He was stationed at Mare Island fo*
some time. Then he wns chosen w-ith &
number of other enlisted men to go to
Harvard ns a radio student. Here h«
finished a course which permitted him
to do electrical work for the navy.
His parents are Mr. and Mrs. II. K
Kingsbury, formerly of Eugene. His
father was, up until lust summer, con
neeted with the business offices of tilt
University, when lie entered the officers'
training camp ami received a commis
sion as second lieutenant. He is now
n first lieutenant at Camp Lewis and it
living with Mrs. Kingsbury in Tacoma