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EUGENE, OREGON, SATURDAY EVENING, OCT. 26, 1918.
Dne of Best Known Directors
of Sports in Northwest
WAS ALL-ROUND ATHLETE
IN UNDERGRADUATE DAYS
Supporter o f Intra-Murals
Hopes to Return to
Dean H. Walker, graduate manager of
the University Student Body, and one of
the best known athletic directors of the
northwest, wili leave today for the in
fantry school at Camp Zachary Taylor.
Kentucky. Walker has been serving as
graduate manager since last June when
he was elected to succeed A. It. Tif
fany, as well as being head of the ath
letic department since the resignation
of Hugo Bezdek 'this full.
Walker won his fame on the football
field of Oregon during the years of 1909
to 1919. In his four years here Walker
made a place in the gridiron history of
the institution that few have equaled
and none have excelled. Dean came to
the University after having played two
years on the high school team of Inde
pendence and two years for the Colum
bia University of Portland. It was while
playing for the latter school that ho first
attracted special attention when, during
the season of 190S, he scored the first
touchdown against the Portland Aca
demy team that had been scored for
Mads Varsity Team as Frosh.
He entered Oregon in 1900 and made
the Varsity team in his Freshman year.
Numbered among his team mates were
such lights in the football sky as Hick
son, Mitchell, Pinkham, Kelts. Dodson.
Taylor, Main, and Latourette. The mere
mention of these old Oregon stars carry
memories of some of the greatest teams
that have ever worn the lemon-yellow.
During Walker's senior ye.ifr, during
which he piloted the Oregon eleven,
the Varsity backfield was made up of
Cornell, Parsons, Fenton and Walker.
It was this team of 1912 that beat O.
C. at Albany by the score of 3 to 0.
Oregon had been beaten, earlier in the
season, by Whitman 20 to 0 and O. A. C.
had beaten the same team 22 to 0. The
winning score was kicked by Fenton,
with Walker holding the ball, after three
During the year that Walker kicked
goals for Oregon he ran up a count of
20 converted out of a possible 22. Wal
ker’s position was in the backfield and
he moved around, playing during his
four years all of the positions behind
“0" Man In Two Sports
Walker was an ‘G“ man in two ma
jor sports, football and basketball, and
>vas also a member of the Order of the
Rlankct, which is conferred on a player
who serves four years on the team of
s major sport. In his "prep” days Wal
ker added baseball to his list, spending
the spring behind the bat. llis only col
lege baseball experience was secured
during a game between Oregon and Pull -
man during the season of 1911 when he
ivent in as a sub for the Varsity catcher
and scored the winning run for the
In basketball and football Walker
served as captain of the teams during
his senior year. He is a member of the
Sigma Nil fraternity and a Friar, and
was president of his junior class and a
member of the student council and ath
Graduate Manager in 1914.
After graduating from the University
in 1913 Walker engaged in business in
nis home town of Independence return
ing to the University iu 1914 to serve
sue year as graduate manager. He then
resigned and returned to the business
vorld hut the call of the gridiron proved
fContinue./) nowa **.)
Studying in Library
Not What It Was
in ‘Good Old Days’
In the olden day* on the campus the
man tucked a notebook umW ' is arm
soon after the dinner hour and strolled
off toward the library. The girl came
with a crowd of others. And they
studied a little and talked more and
finally walked home together.
But that was in the olden days of
1017-18, before such a thing as the 8 A.
T. C. came to life.
Now all is changed. There is no stroll
ing. The men arrive ja companies, lines
straight and eyes to the front, marching
from the barracks to the library, with
a corporal or a srrg-ant in charge. And
when they get into the library, no girls
are to be seen. An officer in charge sees
that all noses staj close »o the grind
stone and that no one escapes.
At the dose of the study hours the
men all report again at. the door of the
library, and in nice, orderly files mareh
home to bed.
As was remarked before—how times
S. A. T. C. GRADED MONTHLY
Students’ Military Qualities Will Be
Rated Each Term.
Grades for the men in the Students’
Army Training Corps unit at the Uni
versity wilt be compiled ench month for
the academic work and each term the
military rating of the men will be made
by the military rating board, according
to instructions received at the Univer
sity business office. All grades are to
be made on the percentage basks of 100.
These orders will involve a change in
the grading system of the University as
concerned, the present plan being that
25 per cent of the members of a class
get above “H” or medium, fifty per cent
receive “.II,” and 25 per cent are rated
as poor or failure. The symbols may not
be changed for the marking of the grades
The government desired that the
grades he made out monthly in all aca
demic subjects, since if military needs
require, may find it necessary to trans
fer a. student at any time in his course.
At the end of each term, or oftener, ac
cording to military necessity, n rating
board will meet to grade each student
on certain personal qualities of military
value, and of his academic accomplish
137 FOR CAMP FREMONT
Applications for Infantry Officers’
School Pour in on Col. Bowen.
News of the death of Mrs. Mae Sage
Dalzell, TO, of Chicago as a result of
pneumonia following Spanish Influenza
was received here yesterday.
Mrs. Dalzell was prominent on the
campus, being a member of Scroll and
Script in her senior year and being ac
tive in various sorts of committee work
and in the Y. W. C. A- She took an M.
A. degree at Oregon in 1011 and was
assistant in French 1010-11. Her moth
er Mrs. I’- A. Sage, lives in Eugene.
Mrs. Dalzell was married in 1913 to
Harold Dalzell, also a graduate of Ore
gon in 1010. He is now secretary in
charge of boys’ work in the First Pres
byterian church in Chicago. They have
a three year old daughter, Elizabeth S.
Dalzell. Mr. Walzell is reported to be
ill with the influenza.
FIVE NATIONS IN ANCESTRY
Oldest Student Forbears French, Eng
lish, Scotch, Welsh, Holland.
Mrs. Laura Beck, oldest student on
the campus, claims five nationalities but
is prouder of the fact that she is a true
American than that her ancestors were
Huguenots. Mrs. Beck is of English,
Scotch. Welsh, French > nd Holland de
scent. Members of her family fought in
the American revolution Through an er
ror, the Emerald in the last issue stated
that Mrs. Beck was of Irish and Swed
ish descent. While having great respect
fof these peoples. Mrs. Beck says that
these are two of the few nations whom
she cannot claim as her own
HIKE TAKES BO PEP
Rear Guard Action Fouciht on
Way Back From Hills;
Both Sides Win.
■To the time of poppy songs, some of
them originated for the purpose, the
companies of tho O. T. C. started out of
Eugene Thursday morning for their hike
to Coburg, and Friday afternoon tnev
returned, tired but still peppy. Enthu
thiasm over the tramp ran high, each
member having a different tale to tell.
Perhaps it was the method he had used
I to get past the sentry on duty Thursday
night, or, according to which company
was talking to you, it was how “we"
won the battle. Anyway, every oue is
satisfied except A and machine gun com
panics, and they both claim the victory
in the retreat back to Springfield. But
the commandant. Colonel John Leader,
gives the victory to neither company.
Thursday morning tho men marched
to Springfield and thence to Peadmond’s
| ferry, whore they had their noon mesa.
After the novelty of preparing one’s
own food, the march continued and about
[evening the men marched into Coburg.
Sentries Have Hard Time
Two abandoned school houses had
been given Colonel Leader for the hous
ing of his men during the night. Hay
had been hauled and tho men spreaed
down their blankets expecting a night's
rest, bnt such was not the case. About
five minutes before reaching shelter, the
marchers had been caught in a heavy
rain storm, so a camp fire was built be
tween the two buildings in the' evening
after mess, the men sat around and lis
tened to a lecture by Col. Leader on
outpost duty. Then the fun began. Each
man wvmt on sentry duty for an hour.
J And of course the sentries next in line
had to be waked up from their comfort
able slumbering place in the school
house. Anyway, few people were al
lowed to sleep during sentry duty hours.
Those who were not on sentry duty
spent their time in trying means of get
ting past the sentry on duty. And did
•they succeed? Well, ask the fellow who
was the sentry.
Two Big Victories
The next morning A, B. and C com
panies started on the retreat to AVilla
konzie grange under the command of
Lt. Jacob Katnm. Companies P and E
and the machine gunners pursued them.
They were under the command of Cap
tain C. T. Haas. And this is where the
argument arose. For both sides say it
was a big victory—for them.
HEALTH CONDITION BETTER
No Serious Cases Among Students at
Health conditions on the camjkis still
continue to improve, according to the
latest reports from Hr. ,7. F. Eovard,
chairman of the student health commit
The total number of illnesses today is
105. Yesterday’s list contained 145
names, -which means a drop of 40 toward
the better. Only one new case among
the girls has been rported, and that is
but slight, as are also the two new cases
in the S. A. T. C. There are no serious
eases on record now and students are
being discharged daily in large numbers
from the infirmaries.
3 STARS IN SERVICE FLAG
Psychology Department Has Emblem
For Former Professors
The psychology department, in Mc
Clure hall, has a service flag on its bul
letin board with three stars showing
three men have gone from this depart
Two of them, Raymond II Wheeler,
Ph. D., now- on the psychological exam
ining board at Camp Bowie, Texas, and
Robert B. Teachout, Ph. D., now on the
psychological examiniu? board at Camp
Lewis. Washington, will he remembered
ns instructors. Teachout was only here
for a short time last year.
The other. Giles M. Rticb, physiologi
cal examining board. Camp Kearney,
California, was a student an! later an
instructor in th» iunior hieh school on
the c»mpus. ® a
Campus Committee and Workers |
Handling Emerald '400' Campaign
General Campus Committee:
Ella Dews, chairman;
Don Orput ,
Friendly Hall; Third Floor:
Friendly Ilall; Second Floor:
| Margaret Phelps.
I First Floor:
i Don Feenanghty.
lMnkey Boy Ion,
I Vita Tan Delta :
| l*aul Farrington,
Phi Delta Theta:
SMIL SQUAD QU
Preliminary Gross - Country
Runs Pi armed; Former
Prep Stars Busy.
The track season should be on in full
blast, but the team has boon seriously
handicapped by the failure of a large
number of the men to report for prac
tice. It is intended to have preliminary
inter-company cross country runs, but
there are no Company A men out for
practice. The men who have reported
for track are expected to turn out. for
practice work. The lack of athletic
leaders from each company is also de
laying the track work.
Coach Mill Hayward has put “Bill”
Lyle, of last year's team, in charge of
the squad for a short time. Bill an
nounces that the team will turn out for
practices every night next week. The
men will be put through strenuous work
and every man is asked to turn out
Among the men who have been out
there are some promising high school
stars. Dave Vandehcrg, a Columbia
University man, is out for the cross
country. lie has had three years' exper
ience and is showing very good form.
Eugene (“Pink”) Boylen, of Pendleton
high school, is one of the most promis
ing of the new men. lie made good on
the lull school team and has shown con
siderable track ability. “Pink” comes
from a family of track men, as both
Tom and Edward Boylen were former
Oregon track men. Bill Cumings is
another of the new men who shows pre
vious track ability. Bill has played on
several Philadelphia high school track
DINNEEN SEES OREGON MEN
Graduate of 1916 Writes of Meeting
Football Stars In France.
Lawrence Dinueen, graduate of the
University in the department of Jour
nalism in 1916, in a recent, letter gives
a few sidelights on some of the . former
Oregon men now in France. Dinneen
must be somewhere in the neighborhood
of Tours ns he mentions getting bis
leave of absence there.
In Tours Dinneen remarks in his let
ter, that he met Ans Cornell and “Bas”
Williams, both former Oregon football
men. Dinneen reports that “Bas” has
left Tours but that. Cornell is still sta
tion! d there in the Ordnance depart
ment Dinneen also conveys the infor
mation that Ans is thinking of playing
aa^-o f*—fhail in France this fall.
First S. A. T. C. Man Off For
Artillery School; Three
0. T. C. Men Go.
Merritt Whitten, son of F. (’. Whit
ten, lumberman, of Portland. left for
Fort Monroe, Virginia, at 4 Friday
morning to outer the roast artillery of
ficers’ training school. He is the only
S. A. T. C. man to he recommended ns a
eandidate for the earn;) by C lonel W.
11. (1. Bowen, commanding officer here.
Whitten, who is a popular member of
the junior class, was at the Presidio
this summer. He is a graduate of the
Jefferson high school in the class of
.Tune, lltlti. He was majoring in sciences
and mathematics. His parents live at
810 K Kith street North.
The other men of the University’s
quota of men to go to Fort. Monroe are
Frederick (>. Bradshaw, of Ilerniiston,
Paul E. Blanchard, of Grants Pass, Wal
ter F. Stewart, of Portland, and E. I!.
Cooper, of Smith NatieH, Massachusetts.
All are members of Company C in the
Oregon State Officers’ Training ('amp.
They left for the school Friday after
DRILL SHED FOR HOSPITAL
Authorization Received to Spend $(>400
The drill shed on the University cam
pus will be converted into a hospital at
once, following authorization received
today from S. A. T. C. headquarters at
Helena, Montana. The inspecting com
mittee, says the telegram, have authoriz
ed the expenditure of $0100 for the con
struction of the hospital, which will con
tain also dormitories, officers’ quarters
and store rooms. The telegram asks that
details of cost be moiled to Helena,
Montana, at once.
FOOD-SAVING TALKS OFF
Four-Minute Men’s Work Delayed by
The food conservation program which
was to have been set forth by the Four
Minute Men organization on the carnyus
during the week from October tiO to No
vember U, has been postpond on account
of the influenza. The rate has b?ea
(banged by the Centra) Food Adminis
tration at Washington, I). C., to take
place from December 1 to 7,
In its place the Four Minute Men all
over the United States will hold a fire
prevention campaign. The campus or- :
ganization is ready to sttbrt the cam- ]
paien as soon aa the order i*-*iveta.
tight Hundred Copies Received
by Students; 260 Poid
Names on List.
COUNCIL GETS BEHIND
PLAN FOR 400 MORE
General Committee Directinr
52 Workers in Campaign
to Save Emerald.
The Emerald is, financially speaking,
on the rocks. Unless at least 400 new
subscribers among the student body are
obtained suspension of the paper will
likely be forced eariy in January because
of lack of financial support.
This statement, withheld from the gen
eral student body in hope that the sub
scriptions would come in by private so
licitation us in former years, was made
before the student council at the last
meeting hy Douglas Mullarky, editor,
and Harris Ellsworth, business man
Secrecy on t'ho part of the student
council and those closely connected with
the Emerald was maintained until last
night while plans for an all-campus sub
scription campaign to raise the needed
400 names that, the Emerald must have
to avoid suspension before the close of
the college year, were formulated.
Fifty-Two Workers Named
The announcement was \couplcd with
tlie authorization to publish the plans
for the circulation drive for the 400 new
subscribers to start Wednesday morn
ing. Under the direction of a committee
of Herald White, Helen McDonald and
Jack Dundore, appointed by the student
council to act with the Emerald in get
ting the support necessary to save tho
paper, eleven committees of fifty-two
students have been named.
The students have been so appointed
that every student ou tlie campus, every
member of the faculty not now a sub
scriber, and the people of Eugene will
all have a chance to subscribe to save
the Emerald for the University. The
first group of committees will take
charge of the different barracks of the
S. A. T. C'., another is appointed from
Eugene girls in the University and will
solicit the people of the city, still another
and larger committee will have the gen
eral campus, including the faculty.
Paid Subscriptions Fewer
With the advert using materially cut
because or the Spanish influenza quar
antine, ateh through no lessening of in
terest on the part of Eugene business
men, the revenue from subscriptions has
been less thus year than ever before
since the Emerald became a tri-weekly
publication in I HON, it is xplained by
those in charge of the Emerald. Stu
dents have been receiving NOO copies,
while but 200 have actually paid their
srahscriptions. This is approximately
one-third of last year’s subscription list.
The Emerald has been giving the same
service to the student body iu this way,
it is pointed out, but has not been sup
ported by the efudents to continue to
bear the brunt for delinquent member*
of the student body. No financial sup
port is received from the associated ato
dents, the Emerald being a self-support
ing publication and never drawing npcm
the students as an organization axmpt
in case of a deficit.
Business Manager Estimates
Four hundred subscribers, the goal of
the campaign, wu«; decided trpoa follow
ing a careful estimate made by Harris
Ellsworth, business manager. OowlMef
ing the advertising pro«r««'i •» neetnaU
he based the figure* on tho increased
cost of printing and the 4lf?e.r*rje* in fhe
amount of fund* ou it and m v^wjpared
with lest year.
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