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EUGENE, OREGON, THURSDAY EVENING, OCT. 31, 1918.
Cageball, Volleyball, Soccer
and Bayoneting Ar^
FOOTBAlL rivalry keen
IN COMPANIES A AND B
8, L. Riley and William Vance
To Coach Kicking
Eddie O’Connell, director of intra
fliural athletics, is fast rounding his pro
gram into shape and is getting the men
started on their various athletic en
deavors. In speaking of the proposed
program for athletics O’Connell said
yesterday that he hoped by the first of
next week to have every man in the S.
A. T. C.. who is not excused by the ser
vice, out and taking some active part in
she athletic program.
Cageball, volleyball, soccer and bay
oneting have started and while the
squads are small O'Connell thinks that
by Monday things will be organized and
running smoothly. The work of the di
rector of athletics and his assistants,
whom he has appointed to take charge
of the various sports, has been held up
by ihe fact that the companies have boon
slow in choosing their leaders. Both
companies A and B have elected then
men no wand they will probably meet
with O'Connell. Bill Hayward and cer
tain of the military authorities and draw
up a list of the inter-company meets.
Rivalry Eagerly Fostered.
O’Connell is especially anxious to got
a good rivalry fostered between company
A and B that will net show itself in witty
remarks only but will take some definite
form on the athletic field. “Bill” Hay
ward will be in charge of basketball and
head of the physical training department.
“Bill” expects to start basketball as
soon as the men are moved to the new
barracks. Hayward will also probably
supervise the work of the long distance
runners who arp turning out in fairly
In the soccer field the work will be in
charge of R. L. Riley assisted by Wil
liam Vance, Y. M. C. A. secretary, who
has entered into the athletic program
of the University in grand style. O’Con
nell himself will probably take charge of
cageball, at least for the present and
he will also watch the work of the fel
lows on the volleyball court. Swimming,
boxing, wrestling and fencing are some
of the branches of athletic work that
O’Connell has announced he will give.
57 Varieties of Sports.
O'Connell does not know just when he
is going to find time to coach and in
struct all of the 57 varieties of sports
that he is offering but he hopes to find
enough men around school who are more
or less acquainted with one branch of
the work and will act as leaders in this
Inter-company football will -be started
a week from Friday and will probably be
the first inter-company activity. Three
games will be played, one each week,
and Varsity men will be barred. This
ivill be followed by other inter-company
air*»fs in the other lines. Soccer will
probably be well enough along within the
O'-xt two weeks ro allow inter-company
O’Connell’s plan is to match men in
these events who are .if about equal abil
ity. In this way a man who is just an
average athlete will be placed against
a man of equal ability and not be made
to compete with some star. The points
of a meet will be so graded that these
events will count something for the win
ner and give every one an interest. The
big thing that O’Connell is after now is
to get everyone interested and everyone
rut so that the prog-arr. may be started.
As soon as the men get into condition
they will have a chance to take part in
inter-company games or meets, but they
have to come out and get started first.
DR. REBEC IN RED CROSS WORK.
Dr. George Rebec. resident director of
thp University extensi n work in Port
ami. has been made general director of
:be work that the R d Cross is conduct
ing during the pros'nt Spatvsh influenza
epidemic. During this cpid inic the Hod
~ross is doing considerable work towards ^
orsventine a spread of the disease.
Eddie Durno Loses
to Strange Wrestler
Who's Pretty Good
J It was a dark and gloomy night on the
battlefield. Shells were bursting over
head; the craek of the machine guns and
the explosion of giant crackers were
i heard occasionally. Star shells and rock
ets iit up the space between the trenches.
In the muddy trenches themselves, was
great excitement. Battle-scarred veter
ans watched the fighting with well-as
sumed indifference. Nervous rookies
were tense with agitation.
The battle raged. No Man's Land was
filled with patrol parties, each one try
ing to keep out of the way of the
others. Brave men and true ventured
far from their own lines, in the hope of
tagging one of the enemy and running
back to safety before they could be
tagged back. The hour neared midnight,
and the crisis of the battle approached.
Among the valiant heroes of one of
the sides, was Eddie Dnrno, wrestler,
weight 135 pounds. Eddie had fought
gloriously for his country, and was out
for the last time.to do or die. Suddenly,
a dark form raised in his path and grap
pled with him. Bound and round they
struggled. Deeper and deeper into the
mud, they rolled. A new trench was
started where they grappled.
But Eddie had at last met his match.
Slowly he was forced over, until the
judges declared him captured. He was
‘•Gee!” he snid. “I’m afraid that you’re
a better man than I am. Who are you,
The other smiled. It was none other
than Eddie O’Connell, new director of
athletics, and one of the foremost wrest
lers in the world.
Inspecting Officer Has Warm
Words Both for Men and
Alma D. Katz, civilian aide to the Ad
jutant-Genenl of the United States, was
high in his praise of the Oregon State
Officers’ Training (lamp of the Uni
versity of Oregon and of Colonel Leader,
while hero yesterday, inspecting the
camp and passing on applications to the
central officers’ training camps.
“This is one of tin* finest, camps and
the finest bunch of men I lave found
yet :n my lonnds of inspecting. In fact,
it is an all round fine place. I consider
the training given in this camp is the
best iii the state and and rank the camp
as me of the test on the Pacific coast,”
said Mr. Kit'.
“Also the University is exceptionally
fortunate in having a man at the head
of their O. T. C. such as Colonel Lead
er. He is the best man that could be
found for tbe place. He is a man that
puts pep, punch and go into everything
The military work at the University of
Oregon has done more to bring :he col
lege into prominence and favor than any
thing else of recent date, is the opinion
of Mr. Katz. He advises all men plan
ning to enter a central officers’ train
ing camp to take this or similay work
first. In that way they will be of ser
vice both to the government and to
Mr. Katz was accompanied by his
aides, C. F. Adams, Oscar Overheck
and Max X. Hirscli. all of Portland, who
with him make up the Selection Board.
T\hile here they passed only on the ap
plieations to the artillery school of the
central officers' training camps. How
ever he left application blanks for the
qu.artermnst ra engim ering and chemical
schools win!' here to be passed on later.
The board spent Tuesday evening and
Wednesday at the University and were
guests of Colonel Leader at the sham
battle on Tuesday night.
HGYT TAKES 5 EMERALDS
Freshman to Send Four to Oregon Men
‘•Here. take this S5.00 and send the
Emerald to four Oregon men in Franee.”
was the generous response made b.v W il
bur II. Hoyt the first day of the sub
scription drive. lie is a freshman, but
his Oregon Spirit can't be beaten.
Hoyt subscribed to the Emerald for
himself a month ago.
Machine Gun Company Springs
Surprise: Dynamite Acids
Realism to Fight.
Tanks were introduced for the first
time on the University of Oregon cam
pus when the machine gun company sent
over two ‘‘armored” tractors during the
O. T. C. trench "battle” in Xo Man's
Land on Tuesday evening.
Even aside from this spectacular and
startling departure, the battle was ex
citing to the participants and interest
ing otthe spectators. Lieutenant-Colonel
John Leader declines to say winch side
was the victor. Tne south trenches were
occupied by Companies A, C and E,
while B. 1) and the machine gun men
occupied those at the north. About -50
men were engaged in tin* battle.
The machine gun company created n
sensation when they sent over then
tanks. Tractors had been covered with
tin and stove pipe cannons protruded
irom which rockets were fired. The
south trench men were too surprised for
a minute to act, but soon tipped a tank
over and captured its drivers.
Company A Well Organized.
Company A was well organized in then
attacks. The fighting resembled a free
l'or-all mis or a wrestling match. Com
pany A worked in pairs and had men to
gether who knew each other. Thus, they
were always able to outnumber the other
man in a scrap and never made the mis
take of attacking their own man. It was
in this manner that they were able to
take 14 prisoners at one time in one of
the scouting party fights.
One hundred and twenty-five dollars
worth of sky rockets and ammunition
were used in putting on the battle. The
dynamite was set off by an electric cur
rent and the sky rockets were shot low
to resemble shells. One stray roc-ket
found its target when it hit Col. Leader,
doubling him up for awhile.
Kaiser Blown Up.
Early in the evening, about 7 o’clock,
a mine in which the kaiser had been
placed, was blown up, shaking the earth
for several blocks around.
Captain C. T. Haas commanded the
northerners, and the south trenches were
in command of I.t. H. (1. Chickering. All
of the other staff officers were used as
Few accidents occurred, none of them
in the least dangerous. Harold Grey re
ceived a slight scratch on the aim when
Will Rebec shot off a gun with fake
ammunition, too near to Grey.
The battle ended at 1 o’clock, two
hours early, because the heavy shooting
bothered one of the men ill with the
Spanish influenza at the Phi Delta Theta
COLLIER SENDS HUN GUN;
Lieutenant, Oregon Graduate. Gives i
Brothor Captured Automatic.
Lieutenant Alfred I). Collier, Oregon
graduate, member of Reta Theta 1’i fra
ternity. has sent his brother, I*. >1. Col
lier, as a trophy from France, a Luger !
automatic revolver captured from a tier- J
man officer at the front.
Lieutenant Collier, whose home is in I
Salem, graduated fi»>m the ITni%'rsity
in 1914. He is now with Company B,
Ilq. 110 Engineers, and has been to the
front six times. Ilis brother, who re
ceived the revolver a week ago, is vis
iting on the campus today, and has the
trophy with him.
ROSWELL DOSCH BETTER
Recovering From Pneumonia After An
Attack of Influenza.
Lieutenant Itoswell Dosch, who has
be*en ill for the last two weeks at his
home in Portland, suffering from pneu
monia. which followed after an attack
of influenza at Reed college, is resting
easy with definite hopes of recovery.
News of Mr. Dosch’s improvement was
received by A. II. Lawrence, dean of the
School of Architecture yesterday. Lieu
tenant Dosch was an instructor in draw
ing and modeling at the University last
year. This summer he went to the train
ing camp at Presidio, where he received
! a commission as second lieutenant and
was assigned to Reed college at Port
land as personnel officer. It was there
he was first taken down with influenza.
R. L. Riley, S. A. T. C. Member,
Old Player, Considered
R. Ij. Riley, a member of the t'. A.
T. C. and a soccer player of wide ex
perience, lias been selected to coach
soccer and will handle this work under
Eddie O’Connell, director of intra-mural
athletics. Riley is a former member of
the Royal Plying Corps nnd played a
great deal of soccer while in training
near Ontario, Canada.
Riley has also played on the Crescent
Athletic club of Denver and in the Em
pire league of St. Louis. While in train
ing Riley had an opportunity to play
with and against some of the best soccer
men on this side of the Atlantic. He
was an aircraft gunner and saw a year
of active duty under the Union Jack.
Eddie O’Conneii and Graduate Man
ager “Shy” Huntington are both pleased
with obtaining such an aide coach nnd
are sure that the work in this depart
ment will go forward with leaps and
bounds. Inter-platoon soccer and at least
inter- company games are a possibility
within a week or so. It is possible that
a game will he arranged with the O. A.
C. at Corvallis. The Aggies are report
ed to have gone rabid over soccer and
have eight, or nine teams out every
O'Connell considers soccer to be one
of the best conditioners in the athletic
field and will push the game here. A
fair-sized squad was out last, night and
more are expected before the end of the
week. There are several men who have
had more soccer experience who are not
out. Riley wants not only the old men
who have had experience but. any new
and green talent that would like to be
come acquainted with the ancient Scot
GYM CLASSES TO BEGIN
Women's Work Delayed by S. A. T. C.
Use of Building.
“Gymnasium classes for women will
begin Monday morning,” stated Miss
Cummings, head of tills department, yes
terday. So far tile men of the S. A. T.
C. have been occupying the women’s
gymnasium building, but as the new
barracks have been completed the men
will be housed there.
As there have been no classes held,
except those for majors in this work,
it. was urged that every woman student
try and hike some definite place each
day. Tuesday evening the members of
(lie Athletic Association hiked to Hen
dricks park and a not lunch was served (
SANFORD SICHEL, 20, DEAD
Influenza Takes Its Fourth Victim
Among S. A. T. C. Men.
Another death due to the epidemic of
Spanish influenza occurred at -1 ./dock
yesterday afternoon, when Sanford
Sichel. -0 years old, a member of the
freshman class died at the Fiji infirm
ary. lie took si.-k with influenza ten I
days ago, pneumonia setting in four days I
ago. His is the fourth death among the !
S. A- T- C. men.
Sichel was the son of Mr. and Mrs,
Emanuel Sichel who resided at 4‘i Ellis
street, Portland. His father is a cigar
dealer of that city. After graduating
from the Lincoln high school in Febru
ary, 1015, he spent three years working
in the. clothing store of his uncle, Ben
Selling, in Portland.
His mother was here at the time of
TUG OF WAR ON SATURDAY
0. T. C. and S. A. T. C. Men Will Test
A tug of war between the O. T. C.
men and the S. A. T. C. men will be
held on Kincaid field next Saturday,
fifteen of the men on the S. A. T.
team will be chosen from each company.
This is one time that Company “A-’ and
-‘It” will show a little co-operation. All
the heavyweights will he chosen soon.
Both of the S. A. T- C- companies are
showing good spirit and are hacking up
Fwo Frosh Demand
From Colonel Bowen
Somr people are born green, some ac
quire greenness, while some have green
ness thrust upon them. It is doubtful to
which class two members of the fresh
man class belong, but it is certain that it
,s one \f those three.
Since Noah swam the flood, it has been
i favorite trick to have the "rookies"
go in search of the key to the parade
ground, or to have them attempt to dig
up the adjutant’s post, or to inquire for
the officer of the night. These old-timers
nave been worked here with great suc
rose. Another favorite triek is to have
[he “rook” search the camp for a set
af "blank files,” a blank file being a va
cant space in drill formations.
Another time-honored custom, also
tried here, is to have r new man report
to headquarters for his issue of shoe
lolish. Many of the freshmen, and, sad
o tell, other undergraduates, have bitten
m that one. One man, even greener than
:he nsunt»variety. requested his issue of
inker chips and dice from one of the of
But this tale has to do with two
freshmen, both fresh from the soil. Kat
irday evening, one of these fresh receiv
'd a ’phone call from n “lieutenant,” in
structing him to report to Colonel Bow
'll immediately for his personal inspec
tion. Dutifully, the freshman donned his
green cap, and hied himself to (lie Col
■nel's homo. The Colonel was not at
Inline, and bis daughter was much sur
lrised at the freshman’s request for an
immediate personal inspection. She final
salvod the problem by referring hint
to his company commander. In the
meantime, the second freshman had also
received his instructions to liport. and
lie was following close behind the first.
According to the accepted rmuor,
which should bo taken with a grain of
salt, the lieutenant to whom the fresh
men next appeared, saw the joke and
started hint on the rounds of the other
officers. One tiling, however, is certain.
Both of the finish have been complaining
if sore feet since they started out in
search of the personal inspecting offi
cer, and both of them blush when asked
ibout personal inspection.
BY RED TRIANGLE
Campus Gets $2,100 More
From National Organiza
tion Than Drive Asks.
The now V. M. C. A. lint now under
■onstruetion west of the librnry is bo
ng pnid for from the funds of the na
ionnl Young Mens’ Christian Associu
iou war budget- ’I'bis means that the
organization of the red triangle is put
ing on the campus $2,100 more than the
i’nited War Drive is asking from the
rumpus for all six of the organizations
■•'presented in the drive, of which the
Y. M. ('. A■ is only one.
Thu University of Oregon is expected
o give $(i,000 for war work during the
veek of the drive November 11 to is and
irfore this is even subscribed the ‘‘Y"
ms appropriated $S,7<M) to he useil for
he benefit of tlie soldiers in tiie Uni
NAVAL ENSIGN ARRIVES
William C. Hepponheimor, Harvard Man,
Ensign William C. Heppenheimer ar
rived in Eugene Tuesday fiom Hremer
ton, to take command of the naval unit
in connection with the ,S. A. 'I'. C.
Ensign Heppenheimer’s home is in
New York. Ho received his preparatory
education at Hill school in Pott&town,
Pennsylvania, lie was u sophomore at
Harvard when he enlisted in the navy
in June, 11 >17, and was stationed on the
mother ship of submarines, at Bridge-1
He has been in France, and has made
three trips overseas on the F. S. S.
Manchuria, a transport. Ensign lleppen
beinier is expected to he here for the
three months’ course. He will assist in
the training and instruction in seaman
ship and ordnance, and expects one or
two assistants from Bremerton in u. few
MOPE Till QUOTA
Committee’s Latest Reports
Show Oversubscription of
at Least 25.
RETURNS STILL COMING
IN, SAYS ELLSWORTH
Success Gives Largest Circula
tion and Firmest Finan
Success in the Oregon Emerald sub*
scription campaign has given the paper
the largest campus circulation it has
ever had. Estimates, made late this af
ternoon with only a partial accounting
possible because mil receipt books will
not be in before 0 o’clock tonight, were
that the 400 goal set for the campaign
had been over-subscribed by at least 25
and possibly 50 subscriptions.
The Emerald now has a paid circula
tion of 860, taking into account the 425
new subscribers, the 200 paid campus
circulation and the 175 outside subscrip
tions previous to the drive. With the
additional funds provided by a 25-eent;
increase in the subscription price, The
Emerald is easily on its firmest finan
cial basis provided advertising continues
at normal after the influenza quaran
tine is lifted.
The Emerald circulation last year was
in the neighborhood of 500.
Emerald committees, consisting of 55
prominent men and women on the cam
pus, began the work early yesterday
morning i,n the determination to save
the Emerald by reaching the 400 sub
The Emerald booth used 'as headquar
ters through yesterday and today waa
moved into its location in front of tha
library steps shortly before eight, and
the campus committee began its work
which was conspicuously successful.
A bulletin announcing that the Delta
Delta Delta woman’s fraternity hud sub
scribed 200 per cent was the first placed
on the special bulletin hoard of the cam
paign. Every member of the local chap
ter had subscribed the night before in
addition to the fifteen already taken by
the fraternity. The extra subscriptions
will he sent to parents.
“The Nnv.v hns gone over the top 100
per ootn efficient, was the announcement
contained in the bulletin posted at 10
o’clock when the report of Abraham Ros
enhurg, Clyde Henninger, Margaret
Mansfield and Myrtle lloss was made.
Every officer stationed at the T'ni
versity with the S. A. T. <'. subscribed
when an enthusiastic solicitor made a
hasty trip between 1) and 10 o’clock yes
“Friendly hall, room one, is 110 effi
cient” and “Friendly hall, third floor is
100 per cent” were first among a long
list of bulletins posted ns the various
groups announced they had completed
At noon every man in the mess lines
of the S. A. T. ('. was wearing the “I
have subscribed” cards except one whose
subscription was made early this morn
ing. Several of the (>, T. C. men although
practically through their work here, sub
scribed at noon.
The drive was practically over by noon
yesterday so complete had been the
work of The Emerald committees and
the co-operation of the student body,
\ speech planned by Dean Morton, an
enthusiastic hacker of The Emerald iu
the drive, took the nature of a commen
dation to the student body when he
noted that all but one of his hearers
among the assembled companies on the
drill grounds was wearing the subscrip
Harris Ellsworth will be able by Sat
urday to give complete figures on the
campaign and the work done by the va
rious Emerald committees. .
CAMPUS POLICE TO BE NAMED
1'ecntise S. A. T. ('. men have Leon
found outside the campus boundaries
without passes, the military authorities
have decided to appoint military police
men, in order to enforce the military
rules. Starting next Saturday two men
will bo stationed at places outside the
campus boundaries and will have full
authority as military police to arrest,
those transgressing the rules.