Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920, December 07, 1918, Image 1

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    VOL. 20.
NO. 26.
OF 8. 11. C. 10
president and Colonel Bowen
Look Over Corps on Drill
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Oemobilization Begins; Most of
Men to Remain Until End
^ of Term.
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Colonel W. H. C. Bowen, commanding
officer, end President P. L. Campbell,
reviewed the S. A. T. C. and naval units
this morning at ten o’clock on the parade
grounds in the first formal review since
the organization of the S. A. T. C. here.
The corps then marched down town to
the Southern Pacific station and back,
with the band leading the parade.
The review was also in^h^ nature of
an inspection. The men were completely
equipped, even to gloves, and the im
maculate blue and khaki uniforms made
splendid contrast. Colonel Bowen passed
up and down the lines inspecting each
man’s equipment. lie was very much
pleased with the showing of the men, lie
Another review is planned for next
Saturday morning, said the colonel today.
The University hopes at that time to
have several guests of honor, Governor
Withycombe will be asked to be present.
Demobilization is Begun.
Demobilization of tne men of the S.
A. T. C. ’'cgan today with the making
out of tl." pre-discharge papers. Lieu
tenant II. S. Zimmerman, assistant per
sonnel officer, who returned yesterday
from Helena, Montana, where he has
been attending the school for discharge
paper work, is in charge.
About thirty men who have applied for
Immediate discharge in order to be able
to return to business life, will be dis
charged at once, probably Monday, if
their papers are completed by that time.
The army surgeon, who was to have
reported here December 2. to have
charge of the physical examinations for
the men, has not arrived. Colonel Bowen
received word from the war department
this morning that the regular army con
tract surgeons of the S. A. T. C. here
could proceed with the examinations until
the army surgeon came. The telegram
did not state when the colonel could ex
pect him.
Physical Examinations On.
Dr. W. B. Neal and Dr. S. M. Kerron,
the contract surgeons, started the exam
inations of some of the men this morn
ing. All physical examinations will prob
ably be completed by the end of next
The majority of the men will not be
discharged until December 21, so that a
small number will not he leaving daily,
but the corps will he kept praetically in
tact until final demobilization is in effect.
All the forms for the making out of
the discharge papers have not arrived
ns yet. but Colonel Bowen expects them
by Monday, so that a few of the men.
who must return to their hotrms at once,
may do so. These are chiefly married
men, who entered the S. A. T. C. for the
military training alone. They do not in
tend to return to college next term.
Oregon Man Writes for Correspondence
Work at University.
Albert V. Benedict, an Oreg n boy
with the 25th platoon. Company F, 50th
engineers, stationed somewhere in France
i-3 one of the recent applicants for corre
spondence work with the University ex
tension division. Ilis application was re
ceived here the first of thi9 week, but
was sent from overseas the first day of
November, before the signing of the ar
He has to his credit one year of work
at the Hermiston high school, according
to his application. The subjects he has
signed up for are all entrance require
ments for admission to the Cnivergity.
The supposition is that he has intentions
af becoming a full-fledged Oregon stu
dent some day.
“Mighty Oregon” Is Slogan Adopted
by Committee of Upper Classmen
Mew Students Will Be Told Advantages of Completing College
Education; Work to Be Found for Those Need
ing Funds to Stay in School.
A mighty Oregon is predieted for the
remainder of the school year, beginning
with next term, if the plans of the Great
er Oregon committee do not miscarry. '“A
big organization is being arranged for,
and everybody is enthusiastic,* Herald
White, president ci the student body
said yesterday.
An upper classmen will be chosen from
each platoon ol' rhe S. A. T. C., as a
member of ihe committee. They will in
terest themselves in the fellows who
want to corncob ok to pregon next term,
but aT>«„iutt at present in a position
financially to do so. They will help the
men to find work that will enable them
to continue their college work, according
to statements made by Herald 'White.
During the Christmas holidays one or
two Oregon representatives will carry
on a sort of campaign in every town in
the state. The high schools will be vis
ited and the Greater Oregon men will tell
prospective freshmen about Oregon, and
the many advantages and opportunities
that n University education offers.
Aside from the superior educational
advantages, the young men and women
will be told something of the normal col
lege Activities that will be resumed next
term, as a result of the demobilization of
the S. A. T. C.
“Not only during the holidays,” said
White, “but all through the year the
committee will make au effort to carry
this information into the towns and vil
lages of the state.”
Kddie Durno was appointed temporary
chairman of the committee by Herald
White, and Ella Dews secretary. The
complete p<’r6fmTiel 0f the committee will
be ready the first of the week, so White
announced this morning.
Experiences to Be Told to Stu
dents; Oregana Drive
Will Be Explained.
The Assembly hour Werdnesday. De
cember 11. will be beroted to a student
body meeting in Villard hall, according
to Herald AVhite, president of the stu
dent body.
The Oregana campaign will be ex
plained in details at this time, according
to Mr. White, and an explanation made
of the part which, in the opinion of older
Oregon students it holds in the life of
the University. An appeal for the sup
port of the student body in the campaign 1
will be given also. Their announcements
will be made, the nature of which is not
definitely known at this time, said Mr.
AVhite, and several resolutions will he
drawn up and presented to the students
to offer condolences to the families of
the University students who have died
during the influenza epidemic.
Several of the 14 old Oregon students
who have returned to the campus within
the past few weeks will be asked to J
speak to the students, probably upon
their experiences since leaving the Uni
versity in the country’s service.
This will probably be the last student
body assembly of, the term, and all stu
dents are urged to attend.
The University band may give a con
cert at this time, although it has not yet
been decided.
Dramatics Classes Stage First Shows
This Year.
The plays "Little Women” and ‘‘Ask
No Questions and You Will Hear No
Stories,” given Thursday afternoon, and
‘‘Six Oups of Sugar” and “The Goal
Gate,” by Lady Gregory, on Friday af
ternoon in Guild Ilall by the dramatic
department, were very successful, ac
cording to Miss Dorsey, of the depart
Margaret Nelson portrayed Jo's part
in ‘‘Little Women” exceptionally well.
AH the other parts were equally well
given.. ‘‘Ask No Questions" was met
with hearty applause on account of its
extreme cleverness, in plot »as well as
in the playing
Monday two more playlets will be
given in Guild Hall at 4 o’clock, “The
Truth About Jane” (cast all girls) and
"The Travelling Man,” by I.ady Greg
ory. The cast of characters for the lat
ter is:
The Mother .Frances Cardwell
The Child .. Norma Medler
The Travelling Man, ...Linden Leavitt
Between the plays liilliau Brock will
sing Gounod’s “Come Unto Me.”
The 8. A. T. C. unit here was author
ized this morning by the Committee on
Education and Special Training to sell
to any of the men who wish them, the
shoes and underclothing recently issued
them. The uniforms must be returned
in four morlhs
Beginning Class Wil! Present
Rest of Series Friday and
The remainder of a series of one act
plays which are being presented by the
beginning class in dramatic interpreta
tion will be given Friday and Monday
afternoons in Guild hall between the
hours of 4:30 and 6 o’clock.
The play to be presented Friday fol
“Six Cups of Chocolate.”
Mias Adeline von Lindau. .Lillian Brock
Miss Marion Lee.Ruth Griffin
Miss Dorothy Green.Irene Stewart
Miss Hester Hester Beacon.
.Maurine Elrod
Miss Beatrix van Kortlandt.
.Elva May Thomson
Miss Jeannette Durand. .Mamie Carlock
Directed by the Misses Hartley and Hill.
“Mother o’ Mine”. . .Raymond Osborne
.“The Goal Gate” .
By Lady Gregory.
Mary C'ahel .Miss Badura
Mary Cushin .Miss Nichols
Gate Keeper .Harold Baker
Under the direction of Tracy Byers.
Stationed at General Hosiptal in Boston
to Await New Orders.
Miss Eva Hansen, who left the Uni
versity this week to take up war work
in Boston, according to latest word
heard from her, will be stationed at the
U. S. A. general hospital number 10,
Parker Hill in Boston, there to await
further appointment, which she thinks
will be for overseas. She will do recon
struction work consisting of massage and
remedial exercise.
Miss Ilnnsen left her home in Marsh
field on December 5 and expects to nr
rivp in Boston December 10. She spent
twenty minutes in Eugene on her way
waiting for trains to change. Many of
her University friends were down at the
station to give her a last farewell. She
expects to return to the University,
when released from the service.
Those Remaining in Service May Pick
Desirod Branch.
All men of the S. A. T. O. who d'-sire
to remain in the service permanently will
be permitted to select the branch of the
service in which they wish to enroll,
according to telegraphic instructions re
ceived this morning by Colonel \V. II. C.
Bowen, commanding officer, from the
adjutant general’s office.
The men will be assigned or attached
in their present grades to the nearest
appropriate' unit of the 8th to 20th di
visions or to the nearest appropriate
unit of the regular army in the United
States. They will not be transferred to
the unit until such time as their re-en
listment has been authorized by congress.
Teaching Force to Be Much
Strengthened When Next
Term Starts.
Hopkins and Jeremiah Soon to
Be Released: List of
Others Long.
Many members of the faculty now ab
sent on war work, are expected to return
soon, and every effort is made to
strengthen the teaching force for the
students of the University now that the
war is over, and the S. A. T. O. being
demobilized, Ivnrl Out hank, secretary to
President Campbell, said today. Several
new men may be added, he said.
Assurances have been received from
members of the faculty away on leave of
absence, that they are making every en
deavor to return ns soon ns possible, ac
cording to Mr. Onthank. Some instruct -
ors engaged in war work in the north
west are trying to obtain their discharge
so that they may be at the University in
time for the opening of the winter term
in January.
Secretary Gives List.
It is expected by Mr. Onthank that the
following members of the faculty will re
turn, most of them in time to take up
their work at the opening of the winter
AV. F. O. Thaeher, professor of rhet
oric, who is now a lieutenant attached to
the personnel department of the K. A.
T. C., in this University. Professor
Thacher’s work will keep him at Eugene
until his discharge, which he expects
C. C. Jeremiah, professor of commerce,
who had charge of the classes in ord
nance held at the University of Oregon
last year. Professor Jeremiah is now a
lieutenant at, a government arsenal at
Raritan, New Jersey.
Allan O. Hopkins, instructor in com
merce a year ago, a second lieutenant
with the 01st division in France at pres
ent. The school of commerce is badly in
need of instructors, Dean Morton says,
and he is in touch with the war depart
ment now trying to obtain the release of
All'. Hopkins, so that he may be here
next term.
Evans to Return Soon.
John Stark Evans, professor of organ
in the school of music, now awaiting dis
charge ns a lieutenant of infantry at
Camp Lewis. Professor Evans visited the
Oregon campus recently and expressed
his hope of returning for the next term.
Orin F. Stafford, Professor of chemis
try, who is now working out a new wo
distillate in process in Boston. Although
not actually in government service, Pro
fessor Stafford’s work is along a line
calculated to have greatly helped the
government had the war continued.
Dr. Raymond K. Wheeler, professor - r
psychology, at present, doing psychd'v
gical work in the army at Fort Worth,
Texas. Mr. Wheeler’s leave of absence
was for the duration of the war, and his
tr.rl.v return is expected.
I)r. Joseph Schafer, professor of his
tory, now in Washington, D. C., work
ing with the bureau of historical re
search, under the committee of pub
information. Professor Schafer was given
absence for the year, to may he hero
by next semester.
Some in Europe.
Besides the members of the faculty
named above, there are several who are
outside the United States engaged in wnr
work. Among these are Miss Elizabeth
F. Fox, dean of women, now in France
in Y. W. (.’. A. work; Frederick S. Dunn,
professor of latin, now in Italy on Y. M.
C. A. work, and Thomas II. Annett, in
structor in piano, now in the 3t!lst am
bulance corps at the front Professor A.
F. Ileddie, head of the department of
public speaking, who is now in Australia,
is expected back for the spring term.
Dean Walker, who acted as graduate
manager of the student body and assist
ant athletic director until recently, will
he back within the next few days from
the artillery school at Gamp Tsrlor.
S. A. T. C. Men Retire
Civilian Garb on Eve
of Demobilization
Did you notice thnt continuous flock
of uniformed men hitting it up across
the campus yesterday morning—nnd did
you notice the bundle under their arm
and the not infrequent suitcase in the
hand of many of them? Did you wonder
if Christmas vacation had already ar
rived and think that you had been play
ing a little Itip Van Winkle stunt dur
ing the past two weeks? Or, did you ■
think the fellows had packed up their |
S. A. T. C. troubles in. their old kit
bags, and were carrying said miseries
over to the Willamette river to be dashed
int*> thnt whirling pool, never to rea^>
pour again?
If you hnd a glimmering of any one
of these ideas you were suffering tinder
a sad hallucination, for the men were
in reality only obeying the recent mili
tary order to do away with all civilian
clothing in their bnrrncks on or before
Saturday morning
For some, the leave taking was sor
rowful, for others, glorious. The fel
low with the large wardrobe, consisting
of: two suits of good edothes and a con
scientious conscience, had a hard time
sellatg his wordly embellishments of a
pnst age to the second hand dealer,
whose shop was already over-stocked
with suits, sized from 18 to -1JV On the
other hand the fellow who obeyed the
order with a happy heart was he who
had ruined his only good stilt of wear
ing apparel while drilling In the rain;
and who. itt eonseqquenee, had been re
duced to a single pair of trousers and n
dingy looking sweater that he had won
in the good old days a! the prep school,
•before he had learned tlmt he didn’t
know enough about football to trawl
with the scrub team at the University.
After all, the wearing of the uniform
parts every man on an equal with the
! next. So, here’s hats off to equality and
the military order.
Sororities and Townspeople Help Adorn
New Hut.
Hanging baskets have been presented
■by a number of townspeople and soror
ity bouses to help make the new Y. M.
‘C. A.'h.ut more homelSke, according to
Marian Oilstrap, chairman of the com
mittee appointed to look into the matter
by Bernice Spencer, head of the Red
■Cross committee for Women’s Longue,
On a recent trip to Camp Merritt,
Mrs. P. L. Campbell noticed how attrac
tive the hanging baskets used there made
the lmt, and upon her return to the
campus alto trade the suggestion to Miss
Spence'' fatflt it. miight he nice for the
Oregojt #wi eo have them too. fThtts,
thrWAA **** efforts of the committee
an« ’ of the townspeople and
Wsro-'T*'"-.' i eO baskets have been placed
^ ^,» •*;
T‘j» are to he kept in the hut
V'' ~ », when they wall he returned
iw -
| "v- * ’wr.v.ing the baskets are: Mrs.
IP. <m h-’odjifiss, Mrs. P. L. Campbell,
1 W» it'alkins, the Delta Gamma,
j Cnpr— » Jtdfcw nnd Chi Omega.
af the committee sorv
M'.ta: Oilstrap are; Lucile Cas
:Vpal! ... wlil oil) Entertainment at
I M. Before Xmas.
g mix planned by Company A
A. T. C. at the new Y. M. C.
a feature for the opening night,
led off owing to the many attrac
j tlona that had been billed on and off
j the eamptiB. No definite date haa been
! set, by Company A for their evening’s en
! tertalnment but they will try to get it
j in before the end of the present term,
i The Y. M. C. A. hut was kept open
I lust night and W. F. Vance, secretary,
j spent a busy evening checking civilian
clothes for the men who had been order
ed to get them out of sight before inspec
tion this morning.
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WalteT W. Parsons, who was a student
at the University during the year of
1914-1.5 and who was here for two terms
last year, writes to A. It, Tiffany, reg
istrar, that he is anxiously awaiting his
discharge at Vancouver Rarmcks, so
that he may return to the University
next term.
Trowbridge, Mantz, Harding.
Wilson, Brandenberg on
Star Eleven.
Eckmann, of Washington, Best
Quarter; Powell, 0. A. C.,
Leads Fullbacks.
Five Oregon players and four from
California receive positions on the myth
ical all-Pacific Const eleven picked by
Coach “Shy" Huntington of the Univer
sity of Oregon. While the Pacific Coast
Conference is not operating this year
Huntington has innde his selection from
the teams that made up this union.
Huntington has mnde his selection af
ter seeing all of the men in action and
lias picked the ones that he has because
that they are the best, judging from the
method of play that he employs.
O. A. C. and the University of Waste
ington each draw down one berth
At center “Shy” lias placed Barnes,
of California, as he considers him to be
the best bet in this department on the
coast, Barnes has done some fine work
for flie Southern team this Beason nnd
is a foxy player.
Negro Placed at Guard
The guards selected are Manta, nt
Oregon, and Gordon of California. The
ability of Mnntz is well known to all
Oregon followers of the gridiron while
Gordon will be remembered ns the ebony
luted six footer that tried to stop Ore
gon here Inst year. Gordon is the only
negro playiug on the const. This is his
second season on the nll-st.er eleven
Trowbridge, of Oregon, nnd Majors,
of California, are the choice for tackles.
According to the men who went south,
Majors Is a bear of a player and deserv
ed the position. Trowbridge is one of
the shining lights of the Oregon line.
Although he has been outweighed by the
opposition in every game this season he
bus more than held his own.
In the selection of ends Oregon takes
both positions in Howard and Wilson.
Good ends were scarce on the coast this
season, and the Oregon hoys showed up
ns well, if not better, than any of the
others, Huntington believes. They are
especially good in the passing game and
this fact probably put them on the team
that will never be.
Eckmann a Real Star
Eckmann, the clever little qunrter fo>
the University of Washington, receives
the quarterback position according to
Huntington. Eckmaun's work against
Oregon was of the first magnitude.
Sprott, of California and Branden
herg, of Oregon, are without a doubt the
best half backs on the coast. The work
of botli has been little short of sensa
tional, and they are both great line buck-'
I*owell of O. A. C., gets the fullback
position ns ho is oup of the best men In
this department seen in the Northwest
for several moons. He is the only
Aggie given a first-team berth by Hunt
Other players that deserve honorable
mention are F. Jacobberger, Pat O’
Rourke and Albert IlardlngV of Ore
gon ; Walker of Washington, Barley and
Hodler of O. A. C. and Watson of Cali
Men In Naval Unit Will Apply For Ois.
charge From Servloe.
All the men in the nnval unit will ap
ply for discharge nud will probably enter
the University in January, stated En
sign W. C. Iloppenheimber, this morning.
The men in the naval units are permit
ted, under recent ruling of the S. A. T.
0., to apply for release to be placed on
active duty, but, although some of the
men had at first intended to do this, all
those here plan now to ask for release.
Ensign Ilopppnhelmer has received no
instructions regarding the disposition to
he made of men who may have desired
to remain on active duty.