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EUGENE, OREGON, THURSDAY. MAY 2, 1918.
NO. 77. 7/
Charles Comfort and Dwight
Wilson for President;
t. Five Women Out for
t Senior Council.
MULLARKY AND DUNIWAY
VIE FOR EMERALD EDITOR
Frances Frarter and George
Taylor Running for Vice
P The Ballot. ♦
► President — Charles Comfort, ♦
♦ Dwight Wilson. ♦
♦ Vice-President—George Taylor, ♦
fr Frances Frater ♦
P Secretary—Ella Dews, Marion ♦
i $ Editor of the Emerald-—Douglas ♦
P Mullarky, Dorothy Duniway. ♦
P Manager of Emerald—Harris P
P Ellsworth. ♦
♦ Member at large on executive ♦
P comimttee—Lawrence Hershner, ♦
♦ Paul Scott. ♦
♦ Junior man on executive com- ♦
♦ ruittee—Lyle McCroskey, Morris ♦
♦ Morgan. ♦
♦ Senior women on student council ♦
♦ (2)—Helen McDonald, Essie Ma- ♦
♦ guire, Dorothy Robertson, Florence ♦
♦ Powers. Helen Brenton. ♦
♦ Senior men on student council ❖
♦ (3)—Nellis Hamlin, Norman Phil- ♦
0 ips, Paul Spangler, Tracy Byers. ♦
P Junior men on student council (2) ♦
P —John Hunt, William Coleman, ❖
♦ Kenneth Lancefield. Elmo Madden. ♦
P Junior woman on student council ♦
> —Florence llemeuway. ♦
> Sophomore man on student coun- ♦
♦ ciV—Nish Chapman, Willard Hoi- P
P lenbeck. ♦
P Athletic council (3)—Bruce Fie- ♦
P gal, Arthur Berg, Ned Fowler. ♦
>• Editor of Oregana—Adelaide ♦
> Labe, Elsie Fitzmaurice. P
fr Manager of Oregana—Curtiss ♦
> Peterson. ❖
With three offices with no competition,
petitions have already been circulated to
complete the list of nominations started
at yesterday’s assembly.
The athletic council for which three
men are to be elected had only two can
didates until Ned Fowler filed a petition.
Only one candidate, each for junior wo
man on the council, for manager of the
Emerald and for manager of the Ore
gana means that those nominated will
walk away with their respective offices
unless others come out before the elec
tion which will take place next Wed
nesday. The polls will be open from 10 to
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Wiiiiam Alien White Chosen to
Address 1918 Class.
Author of “King of Boyville'’
and “In Our Town’’ on Tour
William Allen White, author and ed
itor, hue been chosen to deliver the
Commencement address before the Uni
versity graduating class of 1918, and
today wired his acceptance to the invi
tation to K. IV. Onthank.
Mr. White is at the present time
editor of the Emporia Gazette, Kansas,
snd has for the last few years published
many books and works of an editorial
nature. Among the best are "The King
of Boyville” and "In our Town,” both
of which have been widely read by
mature as well as youthful readers.
One of the most famous of his editor
ial writings is the little “Wkats the
Matter With Kansas?” which caused a
great deal of comment by its apt clev
erness and skill at the time of publica
The T'niversity was enabled to secure
Mr. White through co-operation with
the University of Montana and Iteed
College as he will deliver commence
ment addresses at both institutions,
-ombining the three engagements in a
tour of the Northwest
FIVE SENIORS TURN OUT
FOR ORATORICAL CONTEST
Places in Race for Failing-Beekman
Prizes Secured Without /
The candidates for the Failing-Beek
man contest are Walter Grebe, Amy
Carson, Mrs. D, C. Kellems, Walter
Myers and James Sheehy. The first
tryouts for the contest were to be held
Wednesday afternoon in Professor li.
W. Prescott’s office, but as there were
but five candidates all were admitted.
The candidates are not required to give
their orations at the first, tryouts unless
there are more than sis contestauts.
The final contest will be held during
The following are to be the orations.
"The Unfinished Task,” by Walter
Myers”; "The Jew and his Heritage,”
Amy Carson; “Human Peace,” Walter
Grebe;” Men Wanted,” Mrs. I). C. Kel
lems; and “The Victory Which Over
eometh the World,” James Sheehy.
SWIMMING MEET SET
Oregon Co-eds to Compete at
0. A. C. May 18.
University Team of Twelve to
Eighteen Women Will Be
Picked Next Week.
The annual women’s swimming meet
between O. A. C. and the University of
Oregon will be held at Corvallis, May IS,
at 2:30 p. m. A University team of from
twelve to eighteen women will be chosen
next week by Catharine Winslow, di
rector of swimming.
There is plenty of good material in
the Universtiy to make a winning team
for Oregon, according to Miss Winslow.
In the meet held last year in the Univer
sity tank, Oregon won from O. A. C.
i ualmost every event. The O. A. C. team
members were at a disadvantage in this
meet due to the fact that their tank is
much smaller than that of Oregon
1 Following are the events scheduled:
Srokes for form: 1, Breast. 2, Crawl.
3, Side. 4, Back.
Strokes for speed—1, Any style. 4
lengths. 2, Any style 2 lengths. 3, Back
Hiving—Running front. Standing front.
Jack knife. Swan. Side.
Relay. (Six on each team).
FOR EXPERT LINGUISTS
Women Proficient in Three Languages
Have Chance to Do Important
Work for Army.
From the Women’s collegiate flection
1 of the United States employment bureau
1 service comes the following call for ex
i pert linguists:
Position: Very important branch of
Army desires services of a few women
who are experts in three languages, two
of which must be other than Franch or
Salary $1200 or $1400 as entrance
salary with the possibility of ;tn increase
! if warranted.
Age: Not over 40 unless physically
Qualifications: American born, of
, American parents or of parents who
! were subjects of our present Allies. A
thorough knowledge of three languages,
two of which must be other than French
or German. The languages preferred
are Swedish, Norwegian. Danish, Dutch,
Spanish. Italian or Russian.
Duties: Translation work in Wash
ington for an intelligence branch of the
army. Absolute secrecy in regard to
i the work must be maintained. Tenure
of office is for the duration of the war.
TWO DAYS FOR RED CROSS
Junior Wnek-3nd Changes Plans at
Bungalow for Next Week.
Only two days will be devoted to Red
Cross work at the Bungalow next week,
because of Junior Week-end arrange
ments, according to .Miss Tirza Dins
dale, campus secretary of the Y. W.
C. A. “We want to get our week’s
output done in two days,’’ she said.
“We can easily do this if the girls who
have signed for' work on Thursday and
Friday will come to the Bungalow on
Monday and Tuesday.”
The women have been putting out an
average of 600 compresses a day,
■amounting to 2400 compresses a week.
“If all the girls turn out,” said Miss
| Dinsdale, “we will not fail in our week’s
TO GETJF AWARDS
Student Body to Give Sweaters
to Girls on Tennis, Basket
ball, Hockey, Swim
Amendment to Make Men’s
“O’s” Uniform Is Defeated
by Big: Margin.
An amendment to the by-laws of the'
constitution, providing that sweaters,
bearing yellow oval “O’s" 4 by 2% by
114 inches and arm bands 1 inch wide,
be awarded by the associated students
to women who meet certain require
ments as participants in intercollegiate
tennis, hockey, swimming and basket
ball, was unanimously passed at a meet
ing of the students Wednesday, at as_
The amendment, read by Helene
Delano, president of Women’s League
and a member of the Women’s Athletic
Association, which sponsored the meas
ure, will go into effect next October,
in compliance with the wish of James
Sheehy, president of the student body,
Emma Wootton Ilall, secretary and Bay
Couch, vice-president. They declared
themselves in favor of the amendment
but said that the finances of the student
body at present would not permit the
purchase of the sweaters.
Grebe Sponsors Proposal.
The uniform “O” amendment, intro
duced a month ago by Walter Grebe
and recommended by a 4 to .”> vote by
the student council, was defeated by a
Emma Wootton Hall, in expressing
herself against the amendment, appealed
to the students to uphold the traditions
of the University. ‘‘If we do away with
the “O" tradition,” she said “why not
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BISHOP SUMMER TO BE
SUNDAY VESPER SPEAKER
Will Deliver Address Probably of Mili
tary Nature in Villard Hall
at 4:30 p. m.
Bishop Walter T. Sumner will speak
at vesper services next Sunday at 4:30
p. m. in Villard hall. This will be the
first vesper service which has been held
for more than three months.
The University battalion will he pres
ent and it is probable that his address
will be of a military nature although no
definite word has been received as to
the topic. Colonel Leader urges that
every student who possibly can, to at
tend the lecture. Special music will he
given by either the orchestra or the
girls’ glee club.
The bishop will stay over next week
and address the assembly next Wednes
day. Ilis program is practically full for
all the time he will be here.
ROBERTS IN CHARGE OF MEN
University Man to Oversee Ordnance
Class in Jeremiah’s Absence.
Don Roberts, member of the fourth
ordnance class and until two months
ago a senior in the University, was
put in charge of the ordnance men
enroute to Camp Hancock, Georgia, in
the absence of Lieutenant C. C. Jere
miah who has returned to Eugene to
finish up important reports.
Roberts has the complete responsi
bility of the seventy-five ordnance men
in his class until they reach Camp Han
cock. Lieutenant Jeremiah will remain
in Eugene until May 15. lie is a mem.
her of T“hi Gamma Delta fraternity,
was a member of the glee club and
treasurer of the junior class last year.
■MIGHTY OREGON’ GOES FAR
University Marching Song Played by
High School in Philippines.
The University marcihng song, “Mighty
Oregon,” has penetrated to the Philip
pines, where it was played as the final
selection of the high School orchestra, at
the Bohol Provincial High School grad
uation exercises March 27.
Harry L. Cash, ex-’15 is the principal
of the school, and he sent a copy of the
graduation exercises program to his
brother, Burleigh Cash, ex-’13. who
teaches at the Eugene high school.
SIGMA CHI WALLOPS
Final Game in First Round of
Doughnut Series Develops
into Swatfest in Early
Four Hooie Runs During Con
test; Fijis Versus Phi
Sigma Chi took the first game of the
first round of doughnut baseball Tues
day evening, from the Friendly Hall
'delegation by the score of 15 to 9. Nei
ther Arant, Meador or Ilenniger proved
effective in the box for Friendly *llall,
while Leslie was able to stem the tide
sufficiently to come out winner.
Five home runs were rung up during
the festivities, four by the Dorm and
tome by Sigma Chi. The most of the
runs gathered by Friendly Hall were
secured in this manner. The Sigma Chi
infield worked like a new Ford and
grabbed everything that happened along.
The outfield was exactly the reverse,
and almost every hit that got past the
infield went for a home run.
Hall Infield Porous.
The infield of the Friendly Hall rep
resentation did not prove to be any
stone wall and the outfield was even
worse. Brown missed at least three
easy flvs that went for extra bases.
McArthur, catcher for the Dorm, was
the star of the fray, getting a home run
and plnying a bang-up game behind the
The line-up—Sigma Chi: Carter 2nd,
Moore ss, Dagleigh c, Leslie p, Eiek
hoff 3rd, Padden 3rd, If, Crandall lb,
Smith If. 3b. Breed of, Cosgriff rf.
Friendly Hall: Arant p, Davidson cf,
McArthur c, Ilenniger 2b, p, Meador ss,
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E. H. MCALISTER’S BRIDGE
PASSES ITS FIRST TEST
Light and Strong Beyond Highest Ex
pectations—To Be Set up
Acoss Raco Tuesday.
The University battalion tested Pro
fessor E. II. McAlister’s light portable
bridge, set up by the engineering class,
yesterday afternoon on Kincaid field and
found that it surpassed all expectations.
The battalion marched across it in step
and Colonel Leader says that the bridge
will bear 40,000 pounds weight, which
is far beyond Professor McAlister's pre
vious estimate. This means, says the Col
onel, that the bridge will take heavy ar
tillery, which will prove a great advan
The bridge is lighter than it was at
first expected it would be and still it did
not sag at all when the boys marched
across it yesterday.
The bridge can be carried easily in one
motor truck, can be set up across a
stream quickly and after the troops and
artillery have been taken across, can be
folded up again and proceed to the next
The battalion will launch the bridge
across the mill race near the raceway
next Tuesday. Photographers will take
pictures of the bridge and of the men at
work and marching across it.
GIRLS TG BE CLUB LEADERS
Six Pledge Themselves for Work in
Miss May Harbert, ’17. now a teacher
i in the Thurston high school, spoke at
i Y. W. C. A. yesterday in the interests
J of eight weeks clubs for community
Six University Women, after the talk,
pledged themselves to join a class at the
Bungalow which will fit them to become
i leaders of the clubs, whose mission is
community, recreational and patriotic
Miss Harbert told of the work of a
I club organized last summer in Thurs
ton. This club organized a bible study
class, assisted in church work, gave a
community play and did social service
work, besides awakening interest in war
! relief movements.
The preparation class will begin work
immediately. A member of the Y. W.
C. A. advisory board will be in charge,
i with three faculty members as iacturer*.
MEET WITH WASHINGTON
Not Known Whether Northern Track
Team Is Coming for Junior
W cek-end Contest.
There has been no word received on
the campus from the University of
Washington as to whether or not site
will send her track squad to Eugene to
meet the Varsity next Saturday. Grad
uate Manager A. It. Tiffany wired to Se
attle Wednesday, but up to a late hour
today had nceived no answer. Until
word is definitely received, it is not
known whether there will be a track
meet here or not.
It is known that Washington is shy
men for two or three events, and will
have to forfeit these events. They are
shy, according to the latest report, men
for the high jump, shot put, and the
Washington, it seems, has found her
self so depopulated on account of the
war that she is unable to get her ath
letics straightened out. While Mr. Tif
fany is of the opinion that the Wash
ington team will be here, the delay in
answering the telegram is causing no
end of worry among the members of the
athletic committee for junior week-end,
as well as tne trackmen themselves.
fRUSH ID MEET ROOKS
Coach Waiker Will Take Nine
to 0. A. C. Saturday.
Jacobberger to Pitch; Durno
and Leslie Catchers;
Young- at First.
At least eleven members of the fresh
men baseball team will make the trip
to Corvallis for the same with the
“Rooks” on Saturday, announced Conch
Dean Walker yesterday afternoon.
Those making the trip are Durno and
Leslie, catchers; Jaeoherger, pitcher;
Young, first base; Moore, second base;
Finnereu, short stop; Houston, third
base; llennigcr, left field; Gamble, cen
ter field; St radian, right field; and
Houston and Medley, substitutes.
The “Aggie Rooks” are credited with
a strong team that can combine hitting
with good consistent fidding. They
have made it a regular habit to beat
the Varsity in daily practice.
The Oregon freshmen are a green
team and all of their experience has
l been gathered in daily encounters with
I tiuh Varsity. They have not had an
i opportunity to prove themselves, ns the
games with the high school were not
close enough to give any real opposi
Walker may deside to take the rest
i of the freshmen that are out for the
I team and give them all a chance. Trow
bridge, Laird and Summerville are the
other candidates. The team will lenve
I Eugene Saturday 7:o.r> a. m. and will
play Saturday afternoon at one o’clock.
I The “AggiC freshmen will play a
return game here during Junior Week
end and the members of the “frosh”
team are out for both games ns they
remember the defeats handed them dur
ing the basketball and football season.
THACHER TO BE MARSHAL
With Officers of University Battalion
Will Handle Shod Parade.
E. .T. Mooif, county superintendent of
schools, has asked for officers from the
University battalion to assist him ns
marshals Friday, May 17, when the
school child’cn of the county will stage
their annual parade and exercises on
Kincaid field. The parade will form
down town and march to the field, and
it is probable that the whole battalion
may he able to march with the children.
The hand will furnish the music. Lieu
tenant W. F. G. Timelier will bo grand
marshal of I he parade and will choose
his staff officers.
60 ATTEND Y. W.C. A. PICNIC
University Faculty and Students Spend
Evening at Coburg Bridge.
( Sixty people, including University
students, faculty and townspeople, at_
tended the spring picnic and auto ride
given Thursday night at Uoburg bridge
by the V. W. C. A. for the benefit of
the Stjabeck confrence fund.
Mrs. John Leader, Dean anil Mrs.
John Straub, Dean Louise Ehrmann,
Miss Mary Perkins and K. VV. Outhank
acted as patrons and patronesses.
The sum of $15.00 was cleared for
VARSITY ili I IS E TO GO
FOR THIRD SERIES
One Victory at Corvallis Will
Cinch State Intercollegiate
Baseball Title for
FROSH LOSE IN PRACTICE
‘ Chief” Wilson to Pitch Friday;
I Aggie Twirler Unknown;
Coleman Out of Lineup.
Tho Varsity baseball tram will leave
again tomorrow morning for Corvallis
to play the next two game of the con
ference schedule against the Aggies.
These two contests, which are the final
ones away troin home, will be played
on Friday aft( moon and Saturday morn
ing respectively, as a part of the exten
sive junior week-end (dans of the ngri
! cultural college.
Practice this week has neen much hot
ter than for some time. laist night a
game was played between the freshmen
and the Varsity, which was easily taken
by the regu'i rs by an ]J to 3 margin.
The contest lasted for five innings.
“Chief” Wilson worked four innings, al
lowing hut two scratch hits, and was re
lieved in the final period by “lee” Berg,
who was touched up for two safe blows.
.Tncobberger, on the mound for the first
year aggregation, pitched a good game,
but the Varsity nine bunched hits at the
psychological time and secured 11 runs
on 0 hits.
Conch Dean Walker is expecting twa
hard battles on Friday and Saturday.
O. A. C. is out to win tho remaining four
games of the series, and according to
reports from the rival institution, every
effort is 1) dug made to stage a come
back. Coleman, who pitched last Satur
day in Kugene, may bo unable to worli
in either contest, because of the track
meet which is to be held on Saturday.
Coleman is captain of the track team
and believes that a game of baseball
will tire him too much for the track
events in which he is entered.
"Chief” Wilson will do the hurling on
Friday. He has been in good condition
all week, and his arm is in the best of
shape. Berg will pitch on Saturday. Ha
has been working out every afternoon
this week and his “soup-bone” is work
The following men will make the trip
to Corvallis: Ted Dunton, Art Berg,
Dwight Wilson, Herman Lind, Bill Mor
i risen, Walt Grebe, Jimmie Sheehy, "Dot”
Medley, Bill Steers, Art Ilunquist, “Cur
ly” Dalgleisn, L. Campbell, Couch Dean
Walker, and Student Manager Bill Hnsel
CJiE FEMES SET
All Boats Must Be in Water
Sharply at 7:30.
No Waits Between Events;
At 7:.'50 on the Thursday evening of
May S), every canoe that is to enter
the fete must ho in the water and ready
for the starting bell, which will sound at:
8 o’clock sh-.ip. The committee on tte
canoe fete ti:;s given out that there will
be no waits between boats, and that
every entry must be ready to go with
out the usual eleventh-hour readjust
The junior canoe will lead the
procession. After that will come
the seniors, and following in order
will come the* sophomores and
freshmen. I he order in which the house
entries will pass the stand was found by
a shuffle of names. The names of the
houses were put in a hat, w'oll mixed and
then drawn out one at a time. Their or- .
der is as follows: A. T. O. Alpha Phi;
Kappa Signui; Tri Delts; ('hi Omega;
Sigma Chi; Pi Beta Phi; Beta Theta
Pi; Phi Gamma Delta; Hendricks Hall;
Kappa Alpha Theta; Gumma Phi Beta;
Friendly Hall; Kappa Kappa Gamma;
Phi Delta Theta; Sigma Nu; Delta Tau
Placards will he placed along the mill
race for the various' canoes in the order
of their appearance so that at any time
it can easily be seen by whom the entry
The committee urges that the least
possible expense be put on these canoe*
so as to he in keping with the war-tima