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About Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 22, 1918)
Rollin Watson Veteran of Sea;
Career Carries Him Oven
Much of World.
The third Officers’ Training Cnmp is
fast proving itself a regular refuge of
interesting characters. Since it is a
somewhat bashful organization, however,
it is only slowly and one hy one that
these interesting persons come to light.
There were millionaires, hotel managers,
athb tes and senators. This time if is an
cx-sailor, a veteran of the Spanish
American war, ltoliie W. Watson, now
bugler in the machine gun company.
Mr. Watson’s home is in Tillamook,
where he has been engaged in the real
estate and insurance business for the.
past eleven years. Previous to this he
was editor and owner of a newspaper
The navy career of Mr. Watson began
in 1894 when he joined in San Francisco
as an apprentice boy. At that time all
apprentice s had to learn either drum
ming or bugling so Mr. Watson chose the
latter. This accounts, he explains, for the
case will) which lie makes the call now.
Goes Far Into China.
Soon after entering he was sent to
what was'then known ns the Asiatic ela
tion. Here patrol boats made trips np
navigable rivers as for into the interior
of China as possible acting both as a
protection to the missionaries at these
points and carrying on affairs for the
American consul in China. These patrols
were in fact the fartherest outposts of
Mr. Watson was serving on a patrol at
the time of the survey of the famous I’e
kin-Canton railroad by Kngincei 1'arsons
of New York. This railroad extended
1100 miles into the interior and followed
the course of the grand canal.
At the outbreak of the Spanish-Ameri
can war, Mr. Watson went to tin- Phil
ippines anil was there during the mem
orable battle of Manila Hay. Following
the declaration of pence lie sowed in
settling the insurrections which arose
Newspaper Fiolt! Attracts.
Tn 1901 he received liis discharge at
Itlio Mil re Island training station. At the
time of his discharge he had attained t.lie
Students at Oregon
To Have Opportunity
To “Look at Ears”
Look at (he ears on ’em!
Oregon studen'ts are going to have lots
| of opportunity this year to see their ri
vals on the field, on the floor and prob
ably on the mat.
Two games are yet to be played on
the eampus during the football season as
vll as the guests with the Marines, O.
A. and other organizations off the
eampus. Oregon will get a chance to look
at "Tick” Malarkcy’s men from Vancou
ver next Saturday and will see O. A. C.
on Nov. y. I
15ut other things are in store for the
period during and after football. Already
the army men in S. A. T.C here have
been called "Spruce Diviuioncrs” by the
men in naval training at the Sigma <'hi
house. Already the navy as represented
here lias been called the "N'ever-See
j'rainc Protection Society” by the men
in the army.
And it does not stop here. The other
day one company turned that favorite old
Oregon favorite about O. A. (’. around
so that it fold the other company where
to go to, and while there can probably
not be any interfratrenity soccer, basket
ball or wrestling there are still the
houses- with more numbers than ever
With all the units on the campus nou
and with a big schedule of inter-mural
sports planned it can’t be a. very long
winter. There’s going to be lots of chance
Look at the ears on ’em!
position of a non-commissioned officer,
gunner’s mate of the second class.
Ii was immediately following his return
to Tillamook that he entered the news
So when you next hear the good, clear
notes of reveille, mess call or taps, more
than likely il is Mr. Watson, ex-sailor,
newspaper man, real estate and iusur
nn-e man and now chief bugler for the
third Officers’ Training Corps. *
Where You Are
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Oregon Spirit—The cooperation
of all students of the University
in all student enterprises, causes
them to back the Emerald by
patronizing Emerald advertisers.
That is why Emerald ads pay as
ads do in college papers where
the registration figures are far
greater but the spirit less than
the Spirit of Oregon.
Training Given on Long Island
Department of Physiology in
The war department has issued a call
for all pre-medic students who have had
training in biology, physiology, or chem
istry, to enter the department of phy
siology of the air service. Enlisted men
A course of training is given at Ilazel
hurst Field on Eong Island; men who
successfully complete the course and
quality are recommended for commis
sions. Applications should he made to
Dr. John F. Bovard, head of the pre
medic department, who will furnish the
men with application blanks.
Men in the S. A. T. C. here, those in
hospital work and former students in the
pre-medics department are advised by
Bovard to consider making applications.
“The opportunity is a splendid one.” Dr.
Bovard said this morning, in making the
announcement. It enables the men to con
tinue their pre-medic study and at the
same time, he in the army and have a
chance for commissions.
The pre-medic department this year
has an enrollment of 50 among the fresh
men alone. The entire registration will he
1<M) for the year, thinks Dr. Bovard. The
number of pre-medics last year was 50
including those of all classes.
With tlie prevailing epidemic came the
ban upon all social gatherings among
University people. illness among the
students has caused many parents to
come to Kugenc to be near them. S. A.
T. C. officials are allowing discharged in
fluenza patients to return to their homes
during the period of convalescence, and
others are going home for a short visit
Mrs. Vernon Vawter, whose husband is
here in the (). T. is spending the week
at the Osburn Hotel.
Heroic • Spencer, Genevieve Haven
and Mildred Kteimetz spent the week-end
at the l’i Beta l’lii house in Corvallis.
Lieut. Kennedy of (>. A. C. was a Sun
day dinner guest at Hendricks Hall.
Madeline Iiurgess, a freshman from
tie University of Washington, was a
gi est of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sunday.
Miss Hurgess returned Monday to her
home in Pendleton, where she will re
main until the University opens.
Mrs. Torn Douica, formerly Marjorie
Cogswell, spent the week-end at the
Kappa Kappa Gamma house. Her hus
liitul is here in the O. T. G.
Hlanche Wilson, Carol Montague, Helen
Mannnig, l’hilena King and Lueile Evans
i.re spending the week at their homes in
Miss Margaret Hamblin returned to
her home in McMinnville Saturday. She
will not be back to school until next
Doris Churchill, a member of Delta
Delta Delta, returned to the campus sif
ter a week-end visit in Salem.
John W. Kennedy and Bruce Hollings
worth, former students of the University
red members of Phi Delta Theta, were
nek-entl visitors on the campus. Both
are naval aviation cadets at the Univer
s'ty of Washington.
Virginia Giles, Helen Houghton aud
Nadine Bolilander have returned from
Portland, where they spent the week
Mrs. A. F. Flegal of Portland, is visit
ing her daughter Dorothy at the Kappa
Kappa Gamma house
Jeannette Wheatley, 'Hi. is teaching
in the sixth grade at l.a Grande.
Ester Furuset, ’IS, of Eugene, is
teaching in the California State Hospital
at Stockton, California. She attended the
University of California Summer school
[at Berkeley after leaving the Fniversit.v.
COLONEL BOWEN RETURNS
C minandant of S. A. T. C. Makes Trip
To Portland in Interest of 0. T. C.
Colonel W. 11. C. Bowen, command
ing officer of the S. A. T. C. here, re
turned to the University last night from
Portland, where he had been since Sun
day, talking with men interested in ap
plying for admission to Central Officers’
Training schools. Colonel Bowen inter
viewed t>7 applicants, llis recommenda
tions, sent direct to Washington, D. C„
are confidential. The men filled out
their application blanks, which aside
from Colonel Bowen’s estimate of the
men personally, is the final basis for the
ppoiutment. The Colonel would not
-t.ne the number of men he had recom
lints for nurses are maintained by the
V. W. C. A. at the base hospitals in
Fran e. To extend this work a portion
of the United War Work Oampaign
funds be '■“isod in November will be
Tale of Green Cap
Or The Woe of the
Wind Stricken Frosh
An S. A. T. C. Freshman was seen
looking for something on the drill ground
with a microscope the other day. He was
capless and looked worried.
A windy day on the drill ground tests
i*he mettle,, the self-containment and the
equilibrium of the unfortunate “frosh,''
who desires to make a good showing. He
is perhaps at attention—an unfriendly
wind swoops along without warning and
away goes his fetching little green lid.
Not even an eyelash must quiver, yet
how he aches to even SEE whither it
Only two days ago. when 'the woebe
gone frosh mentioned in the beginning of
the story was on the march with his
Company and his Lieutenant gave out in
crisp, military conciseness, the count
One! Two! Three! Four! along came a
tantalizing, naughty wind. One small,
round spot on his head was suddenly
cold—but the Lieutenant’s eyes were on
him. Then he caught a flash of green
merge from beneath anw army boot. But
already he was acquiring the habit of
Discipline ns it goes in the army- Woind
he dare make a grab for it? Mon Dieu!
One hour later—drill over for the day
—a brief respite. Our harassed “Frosh”
has also learned the value of time. His
mind flits hack to that precious green
dot that a Freshman must not be seen
without. He is efficient. He goes back to
tbe scene of departure armed with a
After a frantic search, he finds a thing
that has the appearance of having been
something. Closer inspection proves it.
Ruination! Another green miniature cha
peau to buy, and only eighty cents in his
picket. Not another letter due for three,
four, maybe five days. And one must
drill EVERY day.
COLIN V. DYMENT WRITES
Has Seen Many Former University Men
Colin V. Dyment, head of tbe depart
ment of journalism at the University of
Washington for the past two years and
professor of journalism at Oregon be
fore that, writes from Fnnee. where be
is with tbe Red Cross, as follows:
“September 21, 191ft.
‘Somewhere in France.
“Am well and tanned. Life is so inter
esting and full here that even if I might
write of it, there is no time. Tell mj
friends I am at the American front ano
going as fast as I can. Slept under an
apple tree laft night, and, believe me.
it was snappy when I crawled out this
morning. An occasional shell zinged over
during the night, but Fritz was after a
bridge or town just beyond, and my or
chard escaped. Tonight I’ll fight rats
and fleas for possession of a barn loft,
which will he luxury.
“Have seen the Toozes, Percy Boat
man, Ralph Milne, .loo Bell, A. C. Hop
kins and numerous other University men
lately, also many Washington and Port
land and M. A. A. C. men. Have seen
them over 100 miles of France. I go
in a Ford and see a great deal.
“You folks are working for the finest
army that ever shouldered guns, fine
in looks, courage and spirit. Tell 'em
all that, l'oi I'm in position to know."
The work of the T. TV. C. A. is being
conducted in 24 countries. It is reach
ing the women and girls that need it.
To help maintain and extend this work
$15,000,000 of the $170,500,000 to be
raised in the United War Work Cam
paign will be used for this worthy cause.
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