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

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VOL. 20.
NO. 6.
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Number of Sick Men Declines:
and Women now Hold
Their Own.
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With 2SS cases of colds, grip and in
Huenza among the student body of the
University. and many of the men affect
»d well along the road to recovery, the
healtn situation today is regarded as
lucre hopeful.
|v Warning is issued by the faculty com
mittee on student health that great care
be used in dress during the present
'changeable weather. During the cold and
rainy days which must now be expected
with increasing frequency, such wear
ables as Georgette crepe waists and
Drench-heeled slippers must be laid away
by ithe women, it is pointed out, and
good, warm clothing and rubbers worn
If the present epidemic of colds is going
to continue to lie successfully held in
Vheek is the report from the health of
fice today.
j Rain, according to 1 >l\ Bovard. chair
man of the student health committee, is
"grippy” weather and students should be
advised to dress properly.
/ The number of sick among the men is
decreasing steadily, anil the latest re
ports say that the women are holding
their own today. The total number of
cases is 2S8.
Convalescents to Be Careful.
jy Those who have been recently releas
;d, the h: afth committee advises, should
lx doubly careful, for a relapse of this
special kind of grip is not only very
serious but often times fatal. These con
valescents should take things easy. There
have been three cases of relapse among
the women due to overwork.
Students have been assured by mem
bers of the faculty today that upon re
turn to classes ample time will be given
to make work up and no anxiety should
be felt in this direction.
, List of Sick.
r A list was given out yesterday of <rne
names of students now in the infirmary.
Most of these cases are very light and
only in a few instances are any critical:
i Eugene hospital-—V. S. McClellan, E.
l'ate, Thomas Townsend.
• Hendricks Hall infirmary—Margaret
Kelson. Maxyn Crook. Lucile Redmond.
Mercy hospital—S. C. Adams. Jenkins
Eloyd. H. r. Baker, T. E. Bagan, L. M
Bain. Willis Bersch. C. C. Cook, H. Cox,
I. Handel. T). Uersham. .T. H. Dodson,
H. B. Drake, E. Glicksman, Earl B.
Hallmark. Raymond Hempy, G. D. Ilel
strom, Kroneberg. B. C. Bindley, S. E.
Lorenz, Garfield Madden, K. McGillvary,
J. S. Moore, W. Ilaissien. S. Robinson,
Summerville, C. Y‘. Wiliams.
i Women’s infirmary—Lois Barnett, Er
ma Berg. Alda Berry. Mary Carter. Jen
nie Hango. Winona Lambert. Helen Ni
cholai, Mildred Parks. Lucile Parsons,Ye
ns McDonah, Mildred Parks, Hazel Ran
kin. Evelyn Smith, Blanche Wilson.
1 Kincaid infirmary—Rena Adams, Mil
dred Apperson, Marion Bowen. Ester
Dennis, Dorothy Graham, Margaret
Hamlin. Norma Medler, Laura Moats,
Cora Mortimer, Ruth Nash, Lila Ware,
f S. A. T- C. Men. Phi Gamma Delta In
firmary—LeRoy Anderson, Askey, J. Y .
Baird. M. M. Blake, Lawrence Bonner,
P. M. Brandon, Virgil Cameron, Claus
Carson, F. Carter. W. C. Dozendorf, J.
M. Dobyns, G. C. Douglas, Charles Flet
cher, J. C. Muller. L. M. Green. S. M.
Irwin, Lyle Jobins, V. Jones, Luther
King. H. B. Leggett. Chaffer Newton,
E. Northrup, Levant Pease, C. F. Robe,
R. II. Shisler. Chas. Waugh, A. Wilhelm,
[J, Woodruff.
{ S. A. T. C- Men and O. T. C. Men in
the Phi Delta Theta Infirmary:—B. S.
Allen. S. S. Bowman. T. I. Chapman, P.
A. Cummings. J. II. Creech. II. I- Eng
lish. H. M. Flavel, S. Faragher. F. Gen
tle. C. F. Hulling. F. W. Howell. A. J.
Lukens, C- W. Martin, D. Masterson, E.
McNair, A. W. Osburne, F. S. Proctor,
K. I.. Segmund. M. Simon, I. C. Smith.
R. Stewart, J. E. Saylor, G. Taylor,
IV. E. Telford, Y. M. Reeves, W. M.
Thompson. Thomas Townsend. I. II.
Wells. G. H. Wilcox. B. B. Wood, C.
Van Waters. Yernon Yawter, G. B. Wal
lace, George Y alker, \. D. Y alker,
[lien Walter, Forest Y'atson.
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Cots Sent to Willamette
The 600 eots received Monday by the
‘Diversity for the men of the S. A. I\ C.
>roved to be more than needed and yes- I
erday 150 of them ' re sent to the!
students’ Army Training Corps unit at
Willamette University, which hej wired
here for aid. j
Good Ship Galleon
Appears in Offing
Sou’-west of Campus
The Sigma Chi House, quarters of the
men in the Navy unit, will be called the
(loud Ship Galleon this winter
It is well built, well equipped, and
will be well manned by 50 stalwart
young sailor lads. Although now an
chored in an ocean of influenza, it will
not go upon the rocks, for the Navy is
its watchman.
The Galleon is a three-decker. The
main and lower decks are more popu
lar than the upper (weather) deck
during these rainy days, but it is expect
ed that soon the sailors will become in
different to the wind and the weather,
as all good seamen should.
Two Freshmen recruits will keep
watch on top in the. crow’s nest. The
sailors will roll or fall out of their ham
mocks at 2 bells (5 a. m.) It is perhaps
unnecessary to say that 8 bells (12:00
o'clock noon) tolls the popular hour,
for a seaman is always hungry, and the
provisioning aboard the Galleon is good
and substantial.
The Galleon is so anchored that the
forecastde commands a view of every
thing navigating. The porch will be re
ferred to as the promenade deck, and the
steps will of course be the gangway.
The Navy unit's leaders, the S. A. T.
C- officers, will be referred to among the
boys themselves as Navy officials of cor
responding rank. The various corners
of the house will be spoken of as forej
aft, starboard, port- In short, the Navy
boys will carry out the idea in realistic
It will be no mere schooner, mail boat
or merchant ship, but one of Uncle
Sam's own—a real ship, a man of war.
Meetings to be Held Every Two Weeks;
Program to b Arranged
Alone Phillips was elected vice-pres
ident of the Etutaxian Literary society
at a meeting of th members last night
in Professor Schafer’s room in the li
brary. She fills the vacancy made by
the absence of Helen Guttery. Marie
Badu i was made chairman of the mem
bership committee.
On account of the heavy work on the
campus this year, it was voted to hold
the meeting very two weeks instead of
every wek as heretofore. The programs
for this year have not as yet been out
lined, as the vice-president has charge
of that matter. Officers for the first
part of the year are. President. Ethel
Waite; vice-president, Alene 'Phillips;
secretary, Marian Andrews; treasurer,
Helen McDonald; and sergeant-at-arms,
Nanna Axtell.
Sent to a Tacoma University; Lieuten
ant Spratlin Successor
Captain Klare Covert, adjutant to Col.
onel W. II. C. Bowen, commanding of
ficer of the S. A. T. C. here, left to
day for the University of Puget Sound,
Tacoma, Washington, where he will be
commanding officer and quartermaster.
Lieutenant Prank Spratlin Jr. will be
adjutant here.
Colonel Bowen does not know who will
be detailed here to replace Captain Co
Captain Covert returned to the Uni
versity yesterday, from Portland, where
he organized the Students’ Army Train
ing Corps unit at the University of Or
egon School of Medicine. The enroll
ment in the corps is about fifty men.
An officer from the University will pos
sibly be detailed there.
Civil Service War Emergency Classes
Continued One Month.
'The War Emergency course in Civil
Service, given by the School of Com
merce. under the supervision of D. IVal
ter Morton, dean of the school, will con
tinue one month longer, due to the great
number of absences from the class on
account of illness. This will result in
the course ending on February 1. Grad
uates of this course are put in civil ser
vice positions immediately.
Herbert Decket, of Portland, will give
a course in Stenotvpy to men in the
S. A. T. C This course will be espe
cially helpful to men in the quarter
master and paymaster corps. Arrange
ments are being made for this course,
says Dean
Famous Football Star will Di
rect Undergraduate
Charles ("Shy"') Huntington is now
acting graduate manager of University
activities to succeed Dean 1!- Walker,
who leaves for the artillery training
school at Camp Zachary Taylor, Ken
tucky. next week. The athletic council
and executive committee in joint ses
sion Tuesday evening, elected Hunt
ington to his new office.
Dean Walker handed in his resigna
tion. but the committee refused to ac
cept it. lie will go on a leave of ab
sence and when he returns to Oregon,
will do so as graduate manager.
"Shy" Huntington came here this fall
to coach Oregon's football team, alter
Hugo Bezdek resigned from his duties
lie played three years on the Oregon
varsity football team and was famous
as Oregon's quarterback in the game
v ith Pennsylvania at Pasadena- "Shy" |
has tried to enlist in the service but has ;
been rejected, and before he came here I
this fall, was at his home in The Dalles. !
Dean Walker, graduate of the Uni- |
versify in the class of 1013 came to the j
University hist year as coach of the |
Freshman football I . which had nj
successful season under his guidance, lie
wa chosen graduate manager when Mr j
Tiffany resigned that position. In eol- !
lege. Walker was a famous: football star ;
and a favorite with lovers of the game in 1
the northwest. 11 is management of the
University activities under the trying
war conditions has received much com
Second Examination in Progress, Di
rected by Colonel Bowen.
The second West Point examinations, j
smarted Wednesday morning at i) o’clock
under the supervision of Colonel W. II.
t ■ Bowen, commanding officer of the S. ;
A. T. C. unit and Lieutenant W. E. (1. i
Thacher, in charge of the- personnel de
partment, will not be finished until Fri
Fourteen men are trying out for the
West Point appointment. They took the
physical examination yesterday morning.
The men are:
Donald McDonald, of Eugene; Iliehard
Emmons of Portland; Stephen W. Math- '
ieu of Portland; John Ackerman of North
Dakota, who has been at Fort Stevens;
Richard Ransom of Portland; (leorge
Doust of Salem; Ralph A. Tudor of Sutli
erlin; Martin A. Howard of Portland,
Homer F. O’Neal of Rainier, Oregon;
William M. Lyle of Oklahoma; Cecil W.
Nist of Salem; Ward A. MeSweeney of
Pocatello, Idaho; John Gamble of Port
land and Kerb.v Miller of Medford
The committee in charge of the exami
nation is made up of Lieutenant W. F.
<!. Thacher, chairman; Lieutenants
Frank Spratlin Jr.. C. G. Willis and Doc
tors W. B. Neal and S. M. lverron, con
tract surgeons of the United States
Meals Under Direction of Mrs. Datson
All men in the S. A. T. C. anil offi
cers and men in the O. T. C. are fed at
Friendly Hall.
The big living room has been convert
ed iwto a dining-room to accommodate
050 men. The men are well fed. They
have meat twice a day with plenty of
vegetables, fruit and cereals. A careful
study has been made of the needs and
requirements of the men in training, and
everything is planned to conform with
their well-being.
The cafeteria system is employed for
nil meals. The S- A. T. <1 nun are serv
ed first, then the O. T. C.
Things are rather shot to pieces noyv
cn account of so much sickness among
the men, and the difficulties in securing
volunteer help, to take the place of the
girls who are ill. However. Mrs. Edna P.
Datson keeps things running pretty
smoothly, pnd no complaints have been
Drill Regulations
Safer Reading Than
Wild West Fiction
“Get us tho infantry drill regulations,”
liasbet'n t!i request of O. T. G. men con
fint'd in hospitals and infirmaries since,
following the suggesetion of Liutonant
Jacob Kamm, officer of the day, the an
nouncement has been made to convales
cents that they may have for hospital
reading any hook made available by the
University library. Not one .it is stat
ed, has asked for any book other than
the -1. 1>. K.”
"It is surprising with what enthusiasm
the men in the (). T. t'. take up their
work and the time they are willing to
put in on it,” said Major K. \V. Allen.
“iThey can't get enough of it."
While a similar situation prevails in
regard to the convalescent reading of
the men in S. A. T. C. there lias been
at least one exception. Yesterdaj n pa
tient at the lHii Delt house infirmary
was nearly ready to leave with a normal
temperature. A copy of a Wild West
novel fell into his hands from some
friend who would relieve the monotony
of hospital life. This gentle reader's
temperature went mp two degrees, which,
according to the rule that the tempera
ture must remain at normal for three
days before discharge, means a half
week longer stay in ward No. —.
Miss Dinsdale Busy on State War Work
Miss Tirza Dinsdale, secretary of the
l Diversity 't \Y. t'. A. and now Oregon
student executive for the coming 1 TO.
000,000 war-work campaign, spent last,
week end in l’ortlaml ivlieere she attend
ed a meeting at the Multnomah Hotel on
Thursday. At the meeting were gather
ed representatives from all over the
state and speakers from the Y. M. (A.
and Y. \Y. ('. A., Knights of Columbus,
Jeweish Welfare Board, Fosdick Com
mission and the Camp Library associa
tion. General Pershing's brother and
several returned Y. M. secretaries also
spoke. The state representatives glean
ed information about the campaign,
which is to last from Xovuiber 11 to
November IS.
University Telegraphs Washington for
Details of Building
The University wired yesterday for
plans and specifications for a new hos
pital building for the institution. These
plans are now in possession of llie com
mittee on education and special train
ing at W ish'ngton, It. G. There is no
assurance that the 1'niversity will get
the hospital, Karl Onthanlc, secretary
to the president said yesterday, hut, ow
ing to the poor facilities for earing for
the sick in the Students’ Army Training
Corps unit here the 1'niversity has asked
for a hospital. The cost of the build
ing wall in a large measure determine
whether it can be built here, he said.
More Than 200 to Be Examined for
Central Training Camps
Alma 1). Kratz, civilian aide to the
1. S. Adjutant (ienernl, and his commit
tee wall be in Euigeue the beginning of
the week to xamine all applicants for
central officers’ training camps.
It is expected that there will he over
200 applicants. Over half of the last
camp were recommended for the O. T. ('.
Many of them are just now receiving
their calls.
Captain George Wilson, army sur
geon, will accompany Alma Kratz to Eu
gene and wil1 make the medical examina
tion s.
Former Major of U. of 0. Battalion Sick
at Camp Hancock.
Hay Couch, T8, a lieutenant in a ma
chine gun company' stationed at Gamp
Hancock, Georgia, is critically ill and
his parents who live in LaGmnde have
gone to his bedside, according to a La
Grande dispatch Tuesday, Couch was
maj r and the student head of the Uni
versity battalion last year until in the
spring, when he received his appointment
to Officers’ Training Gamp at Gamp
Lewis. lie is a member of Alpha Tan
Omega. Friars, and of the Order of the
“O," winning ids leGe' )vt HI Lr fort
♦ Tryouts for The Fortune Hunter ♦
♦ will be postponed until further no- ♦
tier because of the present health ♦
♦ conditions, according to Klin Dewes, ♦
♦ chairman of the student body play ♦
♦ committee. ♦
Men of S. A. T. C. Got Urgent Message
from War Secretary.
A telegram front Secretary of War
linker to 'the Students’ Army Training
Corps yesterday urges all to give full
support to the Fourth 1 liberty Loan.
The telegram comes as a personal appeal
from Secretary Baker. The text of the
message follows:
"There never was a more critical time
i t the history of the war than this pres
uk week. Overseas American valor and
efficiency are carrying the banner of tri
umphant democracy with resistless force
toward the German soil. The ardor of
the fighting line must not be cooled and
thi> wonderful initiative and spirit of our
[ lighters must not be dulled by any fail
j tire to carry the fourth Liberty Loan
I victoriously over the top The people at
home must show that they are as reso
lute tis the soldiers at the front are
brave. No influence is so potent in its
stimulating effect on the people of our
< ountry as the example of the men with
the colors. Let every American soldier
and every American officer do his duty
not only by subscribing himself but by
urging those at home to subscribe."
Prospects Bright with Numbor of Lasl
Year's Men Back.
The soccer team has been hard at
work for the last week, although serious
ly handicapped by the "flit.” Only a few
of tlie men were able to turn out. Dean
Walker will start regular practices the
last of the week.
The team will be put through the reg
gnlar grind in an effort to got the team
into .good shape for coming games
Several games with O. A. C. will be ar
ranged in the near future. The pros
pects of a good team are very bright as
(here are a number of last yeaifs men
buck, llazokine ..nr, Bill Rouiston,
Klmo Madden, and Herman Lind of last
year’s team will be out for practice.
They will be the men around whom
Coach Walker will build this year’s
team. There are also a number of
promising high school men who bid fair
to star in this yeur.s soccer games.
Two Minute Speakers Class to Meet
Next Friday Evening.
The forum debate club women are re
guested by Helen McDonald, president
of t he club, to attend Professor Pres
cott's Four-minute Speakers’ class Fri
day evening at 8 o’clock.
Professor Prescott, will explain at
this time his four-minute speakers’
course and will discuss the possibility
of the forum rendering the government
service in furthering patriotic move
ments. Other students as well us the
club members are urged to attend.
lack Dundore, Wilson and Dowd to Fill
Jack Dundore has been appointed to
the executive committee of the student
body to fill the place left vacant through
the failure of Lawrence Hershncr to re
turn to the University for this year.
The appointment was announced by
Charles Comfort, president of the stu
dents. Dow Wilson and Kd Diirno have
been appointed to the athletic council
to the places left vacant through the
enlistment of Arthur Berg and Bruce
Thirty Men, Mostly Freshmen. Apply at
First Practice.
The University is to have a student
band. Thirty band men turned out last
night for practice. Most of those pres
ent were freshmen, only about five old
men being there. So it could almost be
known as a frashmun band.
As yet no hours have been granted
the S. A. T. C. men for practice, so it is
still doubtful as 'to whether there will
be a military band.
The University band will play for all
the student activities. The boys seem de
termined and Director Albert Perfect is
optimistic over ‘he success of the pew
All His Time Taken by Respon
sibilities As Captain In -
0. T. C.
Two Positions to be Filled Yet
by Committee; No Ore
gana This Year.
Charles Comfort, elected president
of the student body October 4, withdrew
from college yesterday and resigned his
newly won office. He found that he
would tied to give all his time to the
Oregon State Officers' Training Camp,
in whiieh he is a captain.
The student council elected Comfort
twelve days ago to fill the place left va
cant by Dwight Wilson, who has en
tered army service.
Paul Spangler nutomaucal'.y becomes
preseident upon Comfort's resignation.
This leaves a vacancy in the vice-pres
idency, wh’ieh will be filled by the exec
utive committee this week. Spangler
was also yell leader and a new man for
this position will also he chosen this
w celt.
Economy Program AUoptod
Tin' executive committee in special
meeting yesterday afternoon adopted
meisurcs for an economy program this
year. Principal among the changes was
the suspending of the Oregana, the an
nual puid'idied by tin? junior class, and
tile forliidding of the awarding this year
of nay trophies, such as football
sweaters, and gold pins for student ac
tivities. Although ni trophies will he
given., each student, who under the old
system would have been nti.tled to an
“(>,” will he given a certificate showing
that lie Inis taken part in nit activity
for one year, and upon presentation of
the card after lie tins participated in
this activity during the normal year,
credit will be given such as in football
where two arms stripes will be awarded.
Tlie Oregana will not lie published in
its (dd form, but '.f is possible thatt a
cheaper book of some form may be is
sued tins sprit'.;;, so that the seniors will
have some sort of a memento of their
college days.
No Long Trips
In line with liie government’s policy
for reduction in long trips, the executive
committee decided that there would lie
shorter trips th’>s year, fewer of them,
and that a smaller number of people
would take them. The regulations of
the S’. A. T. (cover most eases, but
' his mew ruling will apply to debate
team trips and other organizations, not
affected by rulings of the athletic coun
cil. The executive committee has ruled
that all trips not self supporting must
be passed upon by them.
‘‘'TIk' reduction in student body ex
penses this year,” sai.l Dean Walker yes
terday, "is a necessity, and the execu
tive committee wishes it understood that
the reduction will lie proportionate for
every activity. We are not hitting any
one but feel we must cut down on all ex
tra expenses. We hope that the student
body at large will realize that we arc
not in any curbing student ILfe, but
that the measures we have adopted are
war emergency economies, such as occa
sioned in every business this year.”
William Vance to have Charge of Build
ings for Men.
The University will soon have on the
campus a regulation V. M. A- hut and
canteen, just like those on the western
front-. The National War Work Council
will finance the building of the hut,
which will be 50x100 feet and have a
seating capacity of 300 in its nudittorium.
William F. Vance, of Caldwell, Idaho,
now on the campus, will be the Y. M,
secretary in charge of the hut. Mention
picture shows will be given in the hut
twice a week; there will lie a piano,
Yintroln, writing rooms, a library, and
billiard tables for the use of the boys
Mr. Vance will conduct classes in Y. M.
C. A. study.
The canteen will be built adjoining the
hut, and will be ndc V M. C. maj»