Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920, April 09, 1918, Image 1

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VOL. 19.
NO. 6
Former Students Now Holding
Commissions Reluctant to
in.. Forego Active Duty
F;:f to Return.
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Organization of Varsity Bat
talion as Official Unit
/ £ Expected in May.
Eagerness of Oregon graduates now
holding commissions in the Army to get
to the front is tile reason of the delay
incident to establishing the University
Battalion as a reserve officers train
ing camp, according to members of the
University military department.
With every indication that the hill
introduced into congress by Senator
Chamberlain, providing that Army offi
cers who have had one year of exper
ience may be placed in charge of
reserve officers training corps, will he
passed before the end of April, the
chances that an It, O. T. C. will bo
established on the campus early in May
are very promising, provided that a
suitable officer can be secured.
Proctioally the only officers available
at this time are those who have been
retired from active duty for several
years and who are not qualified to give
instruction in the methods of modern
warfare. The University is, therefore,
making every effort to induce one of
the former Oregon students now holding
commissions in the National Army to
return to' the campus ar.d take charge
as soon as the Chamberlain bill is
enacted. So far, however, Colonel
Leader and his staff have not been
able to find a suitable man who is
willing to forego the chance of going
to Prance. They are all too keen to
get into the fight.
Unless some former student, or
graduate ‘is secured to take the posi
tion, it is quite likely that no formal
application for R. O. T. C. standing
will be made by the University, espec
ially if congress takes the expected
(Continued on page three)
Will Give Matinee Stepping Party Fri
day and Neophytes Will
With fear and trembling in their
hearts, eleven men on this campus
await the day of Friday, April 12. On
that day the majority of the students
of the University will be stepping
about in the men's gymnasium to the
jazzy music of Hendershots orchestra
/.nd enjoying one of the pepperest
matinee dlances given this year. Yes,
the fated eleven will be there too and
what is more they are to contribute
a large share of the enjoyment had
by the rest of the crowd.
You see, these men are no other than
the eleven new members of the Order
of the O, who are to be initiated at
the matinee dance given by that ancient
and respected order nest Friday from
four until six.
Their initiation is to constitute the
feature of the afternoon. They say
they are scared to death and rumor has
it that everbody is going to the dance
to see just what happens.
The admission is 25 cents a couple,
everybody is invited and Walter Grebe,
a member of the Order of the O and
in charge of the dance, says that this
is really going to be ‘‘the best yet.”
He refuses to give even a suspicion of
what the feature is to be like, but he
talked about it so much and waiS so
enthusiastic about it that even the
scared initiates siy it must be pret:.v
The chosen eleven are Bill Steers,
Arthur Berg. Carl Xelson, Dwight Wil
son, Dow Wilson. Bruce Flegal, Charles
Comfort, Ned Fowler, George Taylov,
John Hunt and Ray Couch.
The neophytes will appear in front
of Dejidy and Villard Friday morning
as four-minute speakers on the subject
of the dance and will be under the
watchful eye of Jimmy Sheehy.
Cora Hosford. who has been ill. re
turned Monday to resume her college
Led by Band. Din-makers Break Loose
with Ancient and Modern
Noise, noise, noise, more noise—and
with every din-making device procurable
doing full duty in the pandemonium, the
University battalion serpentined down
Willamette street yesterday afternoon in
the Third Liberty Loan "Noise” parade.
Led by the Oregon baud playing
"Mighty Oregon,” the yelling enthusiasts
beating dish pans, cans, triangles, tanks,
drums, and blowing whistles and horns,
marched from the men’s gymnasium and
halted in frpnt of the Liberty clock at
Eighth avenue and Willamette and gave
a rousing "oskie” for the Loan.
“Is Oregon going over the top ” yell
ed Slim Crandall, yell leader, through a
three-foot megaphone.
And the answer, to the tune of all the
sounds in bedlam* was “Yea!”
Friendly Hall. Beta Theta I’i, Chi
Omega, Kappa Alpha Theta, Delta Delta
Delta, Alpha Tan Omega, and Kappa
Kappa Gamma were represented by au
tomobiles whose occupants added to the
Colonel John Leader, Major Bay
Couch, Lieutenant James Sheehy, Lieu
tenant Dean Walker and Lieutenant
Henry Eickhoff rode in the official staff
car bearing a huge sign “Over the Top
in the Third Liberty Loan.”
A crowd of town and University people
witnessed the parade from the side lines
in spite of a heavy rain.
Class of E. H. McAlister Constructing
Military Structure on Ball Field.
The new military bridge now under
I construction by Professo-r E. II. Me
Allister’s class in bridge building will
|j be erected on the mill race within two
j weeks. "The structure,” said Professor
/ McAlister, “will be completely set up
1 on the football field before being taken
I to the mill race to test it.”
I The bridge was planned by Professor
McAlister and lias been accepted for
.military use by the war departments
of Canada, Great Britain and the
United States. The class has been busy
with the construction of the bridge
since the middle of last term.
Assistant Orcgana Editor Leaves for
Portland to Enter Navy.
Harold Newton, a junior in the school
of journalism and a member of the Delta
Tau Delta fraternity, left Saturday even
ing for Portland where he expects to en
list in the navy. Newton, whose home is
in La Grande, has been active in jour
nalism work on the campus as a reporter
for the Emerald and assistant editor of
the Oregana.
Student Council to Consider
Uniformity of Letters
Ray Couch to Report on Cam
pus and Senior Memorial
The advisability of making all ‘O’s for
major sports uniform in size, as provided
in an amendment to the by-laws of the
constitution of the associated students
introduced at the last student body meet
ing, will be the principal subject of dis
cussion at student council meeting Wed
nesday evening at 8 o’clock in Professor
Gilbert's room in the Library.
The student body at its last meeting,
decided after long discussion to refer the
matter of consideration of the Os to the
student council for thorough considera
tion. The student council will recom
mend its opinion to the student body at
the next meeting the second Wednesday
in May and the matter will he voted on at
that time.
The amendment provides for a uniform
letter for football, track, baseball, and
wrestling, the letter to he the size of the
present track letter.
Dwight Wilson will report at tomor
row’s student council on student body
dance plans. Ray Couch, chairman of
the campus memorial and senior class
memorial committees, will give the com
mittee’s report on what has been decided
aboj!t these two memorials. The campus
memorial will probably take the form of
a statute or something similar, to com
memorate the Oregon boys in the ser
| vice. ,
Manager Says Year Book Will
Not Be Published Unless
Support Is Given by
April 13.
First Payment Made by 355;
Lillian Hausler Leads
in Contest.
“There must he one hundred and
fifty more subscriptions to the Oregano
before April 13 or the book will not
be published,” said Dwight Wilson, cir
culation inamciger of the Oregana,
“Never before in the history of the
University has the percentage of stu
dent subscriptions been so low. Shall
the class of 1919 be the first to fail
in supporting its only annual publica
The time of the contest for sub
scriptions > has been extended to April
13. At i) resent there are 355 people
who have actually made the first pay
ment. The results of the contest as
reported Saturday night were: Lillian
'Hausler, 125; Helen McDonald, 80;
'Lillian Miller, 75; Rufus Eckerson, 50;
and Clarence Moffitt, 25.
“Support” is slogan.
“The final big drive will be this
week,” said the manager. ‘The slogan
is Support!. Support we must have
or go without an Oregama. There will
be a junior member with subscription
blanks at each of the class meetings
and if yoni have failed to make your
deposit, don’t forget it Wednesday
morning. Give your subscriptions to
any of these representatives and they
will hand it to the person whom you
wish to support in the contest.
“Why should students that areialive
need to be urged to buy the annual
publication of the (institution Where
they spent the best days of their lives?
There is no doubt that it will be the
best book ever published. The plans
are elaborate and are working out
(Continued on page four)
Changes in Personnel of Committee
Chairman Announced; Traveling
Secretary to Visit.
The first meeting this term of the Y.
\Y. C. A. cabinet was held yesterday af
ternoon at 3 o’clock at Hendricks hall.
The purpose of the meeting was to plan
a convenient weekly meeting hour for
the members of the cabinet.
Chairmen of Y. W. C. A. committees
as 'they now stand are the following:
Social service, Bernice Spencer; confer
ence. Florence Hemingway; membership,
Helen Hall; religious meetings, Joy Jud
kins; Bible study, Dorothy Illegal; fa
cial, Mellie Parker; finance, Ethel Wake;
Missions. Helen Brenton; associate news,
Mrs. Katherine Johnson; publicity, Elsie
Fitzmaurice; employment Eileen Tom
kins; bungalow, Helen Whitaker.
Tt was decided that the cabinet will
meet each Tuesday nt 5 o'clock. Plans
were made for the visit of Miss Edith
Hazlett, traveling secretary for the stu
dent volunteer movement, who will be
on the University campus April 17, 1?
and 10.
Next week’s Y. M. C. A. meeting is
postponed from Wednesday afternoon at
4 o’clock to Thursday afternoon at the
same hour, when Miss TTazlett will be
the speaker.
University Women to Entertain for New
Dean Tuesday Afternoon;.
A tea ill honor of Dean Louise Ehr
man will he given by the University
women next Tuesday afternoon from
four until six in Hendricks Hall.
In the receiving line will be Dean
Ehrman. jlelen DeLano, Miss Tirza
Dinsdale, Ruth Ann Wilson. Mildred
Kteinmetz. Roberta Schuebel, Essie Ma
guire, Brownell Frasier, and Emma
Wooton Hill. Guests will be received
at the door by Lillian Hausler and
Lurline Brown.
Mrs. Datson and Mrs. P. L. Camp
bell will pour. Harriett Garrett has
been appointed as chairman of the re
freshment remittee. Under her will
work: Beth Smith. Merle Best, Adelaide
Lake, Helen Manning, Poirl Davis arid
Helen Nicholi.
Campus Auxiliary Decides to
Have Work Each Day
with Exception of
137 Girls Promise Hours; But
Few Appear at
Red Cross work will be done by the i
University auxiliary at the Bungalow
every day this week except Wednesday,
according to a decision reached yesterday
afternoon at a meeting of the executive
committee of the student auxiliary. In
stead of having Red Cross on Monday
and Tuesday of one week and on Thurs
day and Friday of the next, as was for
merly planned, work will be done every
day except Wednesday every other week.
“Red Cross work has reached a crisis
in the University,” Miss Tirza Dinsdale,
campus Y. W. C. A. secretary, declared
today. “And unless the University wo
men show by their attendance and work
at Rod Cross during the remainder of
the week that they really are interested
in making surgical dressings to be used
for wounded soldiers, the privilege of
having the auxiliary on the campus will
be taken away from us.”
Three Girls Present.
The new plan for work was decided
upon because some measure seemed
necessary to get University women out.
Yesterday during the first hour, there
were three girls present, and during the
second hour there were six present. The
new plan was made to eliminate the ex
cuse offered by so many girls that they
forgot on which days work was being
One thundred thirty-seven girls prom
ised three hours a week for Red /ross
v.hen they registered for this term, ac
cording to a statement made by Miss
Uinsdale. Very few of these girls have
given even one of their pledged hours
during the first: week and a half of this
Miss Myra Calef, director of Red Cross
headquarters since the resignation of F.
It. Wetberbee, declared yesterday that
unless the girls show their interest work
ers cannot take time to come tip from
headquarters to give instructions.
“The work is indeed very necessary,"
said Miss Calef. “and I cannot under
stand how University women have got
the impression that it is any less im
portant now than it was last term.”
Woman’s League Will Discuss Feasibil
ity of Project Thursday; Band
and Glee Club to Appear.
The building, equipping and running
of a nurses’ hut in France for a year
by the University women is to he dis
cussed in the meeting of the Woman’s
League tw be held Thursday afternoon at
5 o’clock in Villurd hall. The establish
ment of an Oregon ambulance will also
be discussed. Either project undertaken
would cost about $2500.
The plan to build and equip the hut is
advanced by Dean Louise Ehrmann, who
comes from Los Angeles. The University
club of that city undertook to raise
enough money to build, equip and run a
nurses’ hut with great success, and all
cf the money was raised by subscription
iL two meetings.
Miss Ehrmann will read a letter writ
ten from France telling the great need
for nurses’ huts on the front. Mrs. Mabel
Holmes Parsons will be the principal
speaker of the afternoon. Selections will
be given by the Women’s band and by
tbf girls’ glee club.
Every University woman is expected
to be present at the meeting according
to an announcement made today by Hel
ene'Delano, president of the Womau’a
Officer Inspects U. Ordnance
Class During the Past Week
Captain Elihu Lyman, Washington,
D. C., an ordnance officer, spent last
Thursday and Friday on the University
campus inspecting the ordnance de
"I am well pleased,” he said, ‘‘with
the department. The work done here is
better than work done on the Cali
fornia campus.”
Oaptaki Lyman is inspector of all
ordnam-p schools in the country and
claims that the Oregon department com
pares favorably with any in the United
Judges to Announce Decision in Few
Weeks—Robert Case and Emma
Hall Winners Last Year.
Eleven stories were turned in to
Prof. \Y. F. G. Thaeher for the Edisou
Marshall short story contest which
closed just before spring vacation. No
awards have as yet been made but the
prize winning stories will probably be
announced within the next two or three
weeks. The judges for the contest are
Ur. E. S. Bates, head of the department
cf rhetoric and Mrs. George Rebec.
A short story contest is held each
year at the University and prizes of
$10 and $5 are offered for the two
best stories, of the popular magazine
type turned in. Any University student
may compete as long as the work is
original. East year the prizes were
offered by E. F. Kerr of Portland and
won by Robert Case and Emma Woot
ton (Mrs. Elmer Hall).
Lieut. Jeremiah Authorized as to Num
ber for Corps Starting May 6.
The ordnance department has been
authorized by recent word from Wash
ington to take 5K> men in the next
course which opens May (i.
‘‘Sixty-five men are already picked
for the course and I feel sure that
we will Wave the full quota,” said
Lieut. 0. C. Jeremiah, in charge of the
work on the campus.
I There were forty-four mem in the
first class, fifty-one in the second, sixty
three in the third and there are seventy
five in the present class.
“The latest, order,” said Lieutenant
Jeremiah, “forbids the department to
have more than ninty men.”
In Spite of Illness Will Return Every
Week-end to Help Squad.
The track men were gladdened by the
unexpected appearance of hill Hayward
who was unable to stay away from his
men any longer, liill is pretty weak and
expects to go back to a farm near Sil
verton to rest up tomorrow, coming in
every week-end to coach his squad. Ever
since he was forced to leave the Univer
sity to undergo an operation in Portland
he has been pining to get back and is
soon as the doctors would let him ho
took the first train to Eugene.
Hill brought “Moose” Muirhead, whose
feats on the track will live forever in the
athletic annals of the University along
with him. “Moose” will coach the men
for the next month. Two years ago
“Moose” and Chet Fee used to make
enough points themselves to win Ore
gon’s meets.
A track meeting was held this after
noon to give the squad instructions >uul
Lo lay down rules of training.
Mask and Buskin Actors to
Give Benefit Down Town
Casts for Production Soon to
Be Announced; Mr. Reddie
to Take Part.
Mask and Buskin, local chapter of
the Associated University Players, will
give a benefit performance of three
plays for the Eugene Home Guard,
Friday and Saturday evenings, May, 17
and IS. An effort will be made to
procure the Eugene theatre for the pro
ductions, hut if this theatre is unavaila
ble the Armory will he used.
The plays to be given are “O’Flah
erty, V. C.,” by Bernard Shaw; ‘The
Straggler,” by Henry Irving and “The
. Prussian Way” by Gibbon, dramatized
by Professor Fergus Reddie, head of
the Public Speaking Department. Col
onel John Leader suggested the plays.
The casts are not yet fully decided
upon but will be give® out soon. Pro
fetssor Reddie, however, will take a
part in each play.
Itob MeNary, president of Mask and
Buskin, will be stage manager uml in
charge of the university publicity. Dean
Hayes, captain of the Eugene Guard will
have charge of the Eugene advertising.
Professor Reddie is to direct the pro
duction, and Norman Phillips will be
business manager.
Jacob Rislcy, ex-TS center on the
famous 1916 football team, was a vis
itor in Eugene on Sunday. Mrs Risley
(Frances Mann) accompanied him.
Sheehy and Medley Drive in
Five of Vars'ty's Runs in
Close Game with ;J.
Holds Red Men to Five Hits;
Captain Criticises Team
for Lack of Pep.
The \ arsity baseball team duplicated
its work of last Friday afternoon by de
feating the Chemawa Indians nine at
t hemawa on Saturday afternoon by the
score of ti-2. The game was much hard
er fo'ugrit than the contest of the preced
ing day, as the competition was much
keener both in fielding and at bat.
Two home-runs, one by Captain
Sheehy with one man on base and tha
other by “Dot” Medley with two on, ex
plain almost the entire run-getting of tha
winners. The University nine found the
Indian pitcher for 10 bingles, while
Dwight I\ ilson held the redrnen to five.
Coach Walker was much pleased with
the showing made by the men in the first
contests of tin* season. Many of the de
fects of the individuals were clearly
brought out and the weaknesses of the
team as a whole discovered.
Batting is Heavy.
The hitting was heavy, a total of 27
safeties being made in 1(1 innings. Bill
Steers led the sluggers with eight hits
in nine trips to (he plate. Dunton, Med
ley and Sheehy each recorded a four
ply swat, Grebe a triple, and Steers,
Medley and Lind each a double.
Only six errors were made in the two
contests, three in each fray. The field
ing as a whole was sharp, and every man
had a chance to do his paTt.
“Our main trouble was our lack of
pep,” Captain Sheehy said yesterday.
“We did not go after them as we should,
but took everything as a matter of
course. We must he on our toes all of
the time fighting till the finish. We also
were lax in keeping our eyes on the ball
when on base and threw away three or
four runs in this way."
Pitohers Work Well.
Both pitchers showed fine form and
neither had any serious trouble in keep
ing the opposition from scoring. Only one
earned run was s<<>red in the Chemawa
(Continued on page two)
Five Teams to Compete for Honors;
Judges to Be Chosen from
Faculty Members.
All is in readiness for the first round
of the inter-fraternity debate league t>
take place Thursday night at 7:30. Delta
Tau Delta withdrew from the league
yesterday, leaving five teams, Phi Gam
ma Delta. Kappa Sigma, Sigma Nu, Sig-,
roa Chi and Beta Theta Pi to compete
for honors.
Sigma Chi has announced its two
teams as follows: Affirmative, Ed Pad
den and Aeie McClain; negative, Douglas
Mullarkey. The other teams remain as
previously announced.
The revised schedule is: Beta Theta
Pi affirmative versus Kappa Sigma neg
ative, Dean Straub’s room; Kappa Sigma
affirmative versus Sigma Chi negative,
Deady lecture room; Sigma Chi affirm
ative versus Sigma Nu negative. Prof.
Howe’s room; Sigma Nu affirmative ver
sus Phi Gamma negative, Dr. Boynton’s
room; Phi Gamma Delta affirmative ver
sus Beta Theta Pi negative, Prof. Pres
cott’s room. j
The chairmen for the debates will be
Ralph llolsman, James Sheehv, Kenneth
Armstrong, Hugh Brunk and Bill Hasel
tine. The judges will be selected from
members of the faculty.
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♦ AB. R. H.
♦ Steers .9 4 8
♦ Sheehy .4 3 3
♦ Grebe .8 3 4
♦ I Minton .7 3 3
♦ Morrison ....9 1 3
♦ Medley .8 3 2
♦ Berg .4 1 1
♦ Wilson .4 1 1
♦ Lind .9 1 1
♦ Runquist ... .9 1 1
♦ Team batting.73 21 27