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EUGENE, OREGON, TUESDAY EVENING, JAN. 14, 1919.
Hank Expected to Take Care of
jumps and Sprints
CAPTAIN TO BE AIDED
BY MUCH NEW TALENT
Callison Expected to Develop;
Wilson, Mulkey, Durno and
"Hank” Foster, captain of this year’s
track team, lias returned to college, and
Oregon’s track outlook for the coming
season appears bright.
“Hank” took the hundred yards at
O. A. C. last year in 10 seconds flat de
feating the far-famed Mattox of the Ag
gies In .the broad jump, an event which
“Hunk” was doped to lose, he hopped 22
feet, beating Lieutenant F.. K. Radcliff,
late an officer of the local S. A. T. C.
Radcliff is returning to O. A. C. this
term with the intention of making Hank
look sick in the same event: hut with
Bill Hayward here to train Foster the
“Looie’s” chances look slim to those who
know Foster’s record. Besides the hun
dred-yard dash and broad jump Foster
also runs the 220-yard event. Some sport
.-.l.u-ina think this to be Ins best bet.
RiiiK|uist Will Help.
Reside Foster there is one other let
ter man of last season in eollege. “Art"
Runquist tosses the discus a consider
able distance, and with Bill’s help will
undoubtedly add several more feet to his
mark of last year, which took first place
in the O. A. C. meet. Art also puts the
shot and throws the javelin.
With these two letter men Hayward
will have several preppers of note., who
although still in the rough bid fair , to
become valuable men under the direction
nf Oregon’s premier trainer. Among these
Is Prentice Callison. a sophomore, who
hails from Cottage Grove. Callison in his
high school days was for several seasons
the only high jumper who could compete
with “Moose” Muirhead. Hayward thinks
Callison possesses possibilities which
combined with a lot of hard work will de
velop him into a second Muirhead. Be
sides high jumping Bill intends to put
him to stepping the high hurdles.
Wilson Expected to Deliver.
Although “Varsity” Wilson failed to
make his “O” last year in track, after
having won the much coveted letter in
football and basketball' it is thought that
under Hayward he will show up to good
advantage both in the high hurdles and
in the 220-yard dash. Wilson ran a close
second in the high hurdles in the O. A. C.
meet being nosed out of first place on
the last hurdles and also placed in the
“Dubs” Mulkey is another prepper of
note who has returned to eollege after
several months experience in th" navy.
Midkev is good for a place in the broad
jump and also heaves the javelin a con
Although he has never done much track
work Carter Brandon looks good in the
field events. The javelin and discus ap
pear to he Brandon's best events, hut he
also has possibilities in the hurdles.
Everyone who lias followed sports at
the University has heard of “Eddie ’
Durno of basketball fame. Pnrno is about
Hayward’s host prospect in the mile and
Another possibility in the sprints is
‘Pat" Masters mi, who has lately return
ed from the service. Mnsterson does the
sprints and the low hurdles, and while
he holds no records of note under the
tuteb'g«* of Bill it is thought he will de
velop into a first rater.
In the weights Gilbert, who has just
returned from Camp Taylor, bids fair
to develop into a sure point winner.
Ester and Mcrt. Brown to Jump.
Xewton Estes, with a little more hard
work like ho put in last year, it is
thought will develop Into a fair high
jumper and Mort Brown likewise.
Tt is doubtful whether Leith Abbott
will try track this year beeause of the
condition of his heart: hnt if he does
Bill’s team will have a half miler that
will be a sure point getter. Leith when
fCVmtfcned r‘r' na»'" tw» '
Seniors and Juniors
Put on Sombreros,
Corduroys and Dignity
The sombreros and corduroys are back
into their own again. Each day sees
more of them blossom forth on the cam
pus, like flowers after a spring rain, and
it will not be long before all the upper
classmen are adorned by one or the
The corduroys were the first to put in
their appearance. Immediately after reg
istration juniors could be discerned jour
neying townward and returning with
packages under their anns> Handsom'e
corduroy pants adorned members of the
junior class nest day and in the follow
ing days, more were displaying them.
The seniors did not appear with their
badges of distinction so soon, but at last
a few of them have been on the campus,
topped off by the handsome sombreros.
1 he Oregon custom prohibits underclass
men from wearing corduroys or som
breros. reserving the former for juniors,
and the latter for the high class men.
The day of the frosh parade, one lowly
freshman aspired to the corduroys and
was properly dealt with. No more such
attempts have been made.
So far among the few remaining sen
iors, Paul Spangler and Henry English
have worn the sombreros. Much interest
has been expressed as to the day in which
Pill Morrison will first wear his. It is
rumored that he has ordered a special
one by the Stetson company, so that he
will not. look too much like a mushroom.
IS OFF FDD TIM
Fear of Flu Spread Cause of
Postponement; Care Urged
by Health Committee.
The sophomore dance, which was to
have been held Friday evening, has been
postponed for a week or two as a pre
cautionary measure against the return
of the flu epidemic to the campus. This
was done on the recommendation of the
student health committee to President
Campbell, who brought it up before the
members of the student council.
At present there are only eight cases
of the flu on the campus and none of
these are new cases this week, so the
postponing of the dance is only tempo
rary, and it will be given as soon as the
epidemic conditions improve.
It is easy for a person; to attend such
an affair with a slight temperature and
not realize his condition, said Dr. .1. F.
Bovard, chairman of the student health
committee, this morning- It is because
of this that all big da-r.ces have been
For Safety of University
‘•We do not like to take this action,”
said Dr. Bovard. “.iust at the begin
ning of the term, when everyone is so
enthusiastic and working together so
well, but the safety of the University is
One of the main tb'.ngs the student
should do in order to prevent the return
of the epidemic to the campus is to con
sult a doctor if feeling the least, bit ill,
was the opinion of Dr. Bovard. II ith
the large number of deaths from the flu.
this is mo time to fool around and neg
lect a cold or a slight fever, he said.
The University dispensary, which is
open every afternoon from 1:30 to 2:30,
is for theuse of the students, and the
health committee wishes them to avail
themselves of it. The members of the
health committee are doing the best they
can. said Dr. Bovard, amd they want
every on1 to get the best possible care.
A student with a cold, lie continued,
should stay away from the University
and it is a case of pure selfishness if ho
Dances and Movras Taboo
Th° students should not attend any
pubic* gatherings, they should find their
amusements elsewhere, and cut out th°
big dances and the movies until the flu
i conditions improve. “lave outdoors and
get plenty of good, healthy exercise.”
was the advice of Dr. Bovard. “'Keep
vour body in the best condition possible,
for at its highest efficiency it is best
able to throw off the flu germs.”
DR. CASWELB BACK.
Dr. A. E. Caswell, professor of phys
ics, and family, who have been ill with
the influenza, are rapidly recovering,
and Dr. Caswell expects to be back by
! the middle of the week to take charge
j of his cla®'**’
Much Good Material Here for
Basketball, Says Miss
Women's interolnss basketball games
will begin Thursday afternoon at four
o'clock whoa the seniors and juniors,
freshmen and sophomores will play in
the outdoor gym. Miss Gladys Gorman,
coach, said that a large number of girls
have been out for practice and that the
games promise to be interesting.
The Tuesday following. January 21,
the seniors and sophomores will finish
Miss Gorman announced that probably
a aeries of games would be played among
the winners and losers of the interclass
There is a great deal of good material
in the classes this year, Miss Gorman
said. The freshmen have done particu
larly well. They have enough for two
teams. Their team has not been chosen
by the coach and will not be until after
a practice to be held Wednesday at 4 :45.
Some Playing Star Game
Maud Lombard, playing forward, is
playing a good team game for the sen
iors- Hazel Rankin, also a senior, is
particularly good at forward passing.
Mary Mathis is playing forward for the
juniors. Lela Burnum is a prominent
forward on the sophomore team.
The following compose the senior team
as announced by Miss Gorman: Glaire
Warner, jumping center; Virginia Hales,
side-center; Maude Lombard and Hazel
j Rtiukin, forwards; Harriet Garrett aud
Erma Laird, guards; and Leila Marsh
and Marian Coffey, •mb*.
For the juniors the following are play
ing: Ruth Stadwalter, jumping center;
Mubyl Weller, side-center; Jeannette
Mjoss and Mary Mathis, forwards; Era
Godfrey and Mary McCornaek, guards.
The sophomore lineup follows: Vivian
Chandler, jumping center; Jessie Todd,
side-center; Lela Barman and Grace
Rugg. forwards; Marie Ridings and Nan
cy Fields, guards; and Ami Lagus and
Florence Riddle, subs.
Class Spirit Wanted
Miss Gorman said that she would like
to have some class spirit shown at these
games. Basketball is recognized ns the
national sport among women and she
would like to have the classes turn out
to the games and support their respec
Miss Gorman announced that there
will be regular practice for all classes
Monday at 5 o’clock
ALLAN HOPKINS A CAPTAIN
School of Commerce Instructor Mas In
teresting Time Over There.
Allan C. Hopkins, instructor in com
merce during 11)1<>-17, who is with the
01st division in France, has been pro
moted to a captain over on the front and
has had many interesting experiences,
as indicated from the following extracts
from letters to Dean 1>. Walter Morton,
of the School of Commerce, from his
•‘He said ho was sitting in an automo
bile in the rain, having been out all night,
and was afraid to lie down for fear of
over-sleeping. On another occasion lie
wrote tbit the officers were ‘snoring’
all around him, hut that he wanted to
take time to write a few lines home."
Hopkins rose to the rank of captain
from that of second lieutenant. The
School of Commerce is eager for the re
turn of Captain Hopkins at the earliest
possible date, according to Dean .Morton.
FACULHY PLAY IS PLANNED
Proceeds Will be Turned Over to Stu
dents’ Memorial Fund.
A faculty play is now under consid
eration, according to 'Professor W. F.
G. Thiacher, which will probably be
staged about March 7 or 8, under the
direction of the dramatic department.
The faculty is giving this play with the
altruistic purpose in view of turning the
proceeds over to the students’ memo
rial fund. As yet the play and its cast
have not been chosen- The cast will not
necessarily be composed entirely of fac
ulty members, although there is a good
deal of talent in the faculty which ap
peared ait various times last year. A
play will he selected whv-h will give
people a chancy to star ascia.
Fred Lockley Misses Thrilling Drop
From Parachute; but He Isn’t Sorry
Obstinate Lieutenant Pilot Refuses to Let Him Descend for
Fear He Might Injure His Ankles; Neck was
in More Danger.
Fred Lockley, the "Journal Man
Aboard," who will be the assembly
speaker tomorrow, went to Franee ns a
Y. M. G. A. secretary, partly for the
wealth of experience it would afford him.
Fred tried a little of almost everything
while over there. lie had at least one ex
perience that makes him shiver in retro
Lockley was eager to go up in a cap
tive observation balloon and come down
in a parachute. Tie met with no encour
agement on the parachute end of the
scheme. The observers always used to go
up prepared to drop from 2500 feet or
so in a pnrnehute should German bullets
or airplanes come too close. The para
chute was supposed to open. Generally
The business is a bit risky, and civil
ians in general did not clamor for per
mission to try it. Tint Lockley wanted
experience, and be was1 persistent, lie
went to an officer at one of the British
balloon bases and made his request.
“Sorry, but we can’t permit it. Any
way, don’t let me see you do it.”
So Lockley went to another officer,
explaining that it had been all arrang
ed for him to make the ascent and to
drop in the parachute. Tie got permission
to go up but was instructed not. to use
the parachute unless permitted by the
officer in charge of tlio balloon. A har
ness was given him attached to the para
chute to tie used in case of emergency.
Fred put ti on and was hoping for such
an emergency, and he wrangled with the
officer in the balloon all the time he was
aboard. It happened that the gas hag
and its car was battled down hv the
winch on this particular trip.
Arrived on the ground, having argued
with the officer all the way. Lockley was
an object of great interest to the ground
“What sort of a rig is that you’re
wearing?” asked this particular young
“My parachute harness,” explained
Fred. “Would like to have made the
drop.” lie then went on to explode that
the fat-headed young lieutenant, would
not permit him to make the descent that
way. “Told me T was too heavy.” he ex
plained: ‘said the parachutes were made
smnll and light and that my two hundred
pounds might strike hard enough to
break my ankles.”
“Ankles!" snorted the captain. “You
wouldn’t have broken your ankles. All
you would have smashed is your neck."
Tie then pointed out that the Journal
man had put on the harness upside down.
Fred suddenly became able to forgive
the obstinate lieutenant. -
Underclassmen Slow Turning
Out; Roll to be Called,
Underclassmen are slow to turn out
'for drill in the reserve officers* train
ing corps. There were about 1<H> short
Friday and yesterday, according to a
statement made by Colonel \\ . H- < •
Bowen, commanding officer.
“The three hours drill is a requisite
for graduation, and i>f the men fail,' said
Colonel Bowen, “they will have to make
it mi just as they would academic work.”
“When the list of names of under
classmen is received at the militaiy de
partment from (he registrar’s office,
the roll will be called,” said Colonel
Bowen, “and then step.-, wi.ll be taken to
get all the men omit- A number of the
men wlro were out Friday did not ap
A statement will he made in retard
to the work at assembly Wednesday, by
President Campbell, or in his absence,
by Colonel Bowen.
Acting officers have not yet been
named. This cannot be done until all
the men uro out.
COURSES ARE WITHDRAWN
F. B. Layman Unable to Toach Com
merce, Owing to Business Prossuro.
Frank B Layman, who was to have
spent one day a week at the l Diversity,
giving courses in investments and corpo
ration finance, will be unable to give
these courses this term, according to
I). Walter Morton, dean of the School
“Tt is very much regretted by the
school that Mr. Tjaynmn will not be able
to give these courses,” said I man Mor
ton, “due to the fact that Fletcher L»n.!*
president of the Pncific Financing Cor
poration, with whom Mr. Layman is as
sociated, lias just been compelled to
submit to n serious operation, which will
throw most of the work of the company
upon the shoulders of Mr. Layman for
the next few months.
“The courses which it was planned to
have Mr. Layman give are necessarily
withdrawn, and will be given at a later
date, if he can possibly find the time to
get away from liis business for one day
Men enrolled in those classes are en
rolling in foreign trade and transporta
tion to take their place, said the dean.
The school is substituting in their
place beginning classes in the principles
Expects to Arrange For Mew
Instructor in School
Donu i>. Walter Morton, of tIn* School
of Commerce, will go "W'nstiin^iton, I >.
the hitter part of the week to con
fer with Jnmes 1*. Munroe, vice chair
man of the Federal Hoard for Vocational
Education, and ! >r. It. S. MeElwee, fed
ernl agent for commercial education of
the hoard, regarding the outlining of
courses for teaching foreign trade.
“Courses will lie outlined 'both for use
of the extension division in Portland and
,at the School of Commerce at the I'ni
versity," said Dean Morton.
Dean Morton will also go to Boston
before his return to endeavor to make
arrangements to get Crawford C. I'd
nionds released from li'« duties at the
Watertown arsenal, so that he may start
work as an instructor in the School of
Commerce by the spring term. He will
also stop at Cincinnati to investigate
the co-operative arrangements that the
University of Cincinnati, has with the
business men of that city. He will he
[absent albouit three weeks.
FLU CUTS COLONEL’S TRIP
Leader to Visit Hillsboro and Astoria;
Forest Grovo Off List.
Colonl John Lender's trip through the
state to visit the various high schools
has been somewhat broken up by the
steady increase of the influenza epidemic.
Thursday he will be in Hillsboro, where
he is to speak at the high school in the
afternoon on the subject of the organi
zation of military training in the second
ary schools throughout the state.
Friday, Colonel Leader will appear at
the Astoria high school, and in the after
noon vdli take part in the Britain day
celebration there under the auspices of
tlie British Benevolence Society. Tn the
evening his address will he on Anglo
Colonel Leader was to have gone also
j to Forest drove, but the flu has prevent
ed him from so doing, ns all of the
1 schools there are closed. Next week’s
itinerary will be determined on the con
ditions of the influenza at different
places. At present Colonel Leader plans
on visiting Medford, Ashland, Grants
Pass and ftoseburg.
PR. CLARK TO MEET CLASSES.
T)r R. C. Clark, rofessor of history,
who has been ill with the influenza, lias
recovered and will meet ids classes
Would Develop New Material’
HELEN BRENTON,H. LIND
APPOINTED AS LEADERS
Students Out for Varsity are to
f** Meet Monday With Coach
1 resident I*. L. Campbell (bis morning
<amo out strongly In support of debate
as n student activity.
“Such a program on the campus Is a
slop toward building up (lie teams of in
ter-collegiate contests, and it is of bene
fit to the student after ho leaves col
lege." said the president.
"It hears in its relation to inter
colegiate debate, the same emphasis that
is placed upon intra-mural sports in con
nection with athletics. It places addi
tional emphasis on ti.e intellectual side
o- student activity. In fact it is a very
important movement,'’ said President
Women to Come to Front.
Helen Brentou, bend or women's de
,mfe 011 the rumpus, is assured that the
women of the I'uiversity are ready to
,;o,nf' "> ,l11' f«»nt in helping to make de
an all-around successful student
art i' tty. 1 ntler ( lie proposed organiza
tion, .Miss iirentou believes that every
woman in the I'uiversity will lie inter
ested in debate work and will go jn for
It with an invigorated spirit of enthus
"It's the only purely intellectual aetiv
i'.v on tins campus, and it takes a bottle
of brains, but we'll get there," is Miss
lirenton's encouraging prediction.
Herman Lind who was nppointed
head of the men's debate work on the
campus, voices his hearty approval of
the debate program outlined at the joint
meeting of the committee from the foren
sic and student councils which met
last week. FogjI was a member of the
I iji teams which won the intermural
debate shield for the two past years.
I.ast year he was on the Phi (lamina
i'elta team with William Ilnzeltine, Carl
Kmidson and doe Hedges which won in
the triangular contest with Beta Theta
l‘i and Kappa Sigma.
As yet neither ot the debate heads
have taken steps to appoint house rep
resentatives to choose the affirmative
teams from their groups, because they
arc waiting the decision which is pend
ing until the meeting of the executive
committee of the student council Wed
nesday at 1 o’clock.
Continuing the plans for making de
bate a truly worthwhile student activity.
Hubert \\ . Prescott, professor of public
speaking, will meet with all students in
terested in inter-collegiate debate in itis
room in Johnson hall next Monday at
•1 :.'!0 o’clock. At tills time the matter
of a debate question will be dismissed.
The filial decision, however, will be de
termined by a committee selected from
the forensic council next Thursday af-;
Professor Prescott but recently re
ceived a letter from William T. Foster*
president of lieed College, stating that,
be is anxious to have Reed join tbe
Oregon-O. A. C. debate league and that
he will inform Professor Prescott in the
near future as to whether or not such
an arrangement will be possigle. Reed
college has been unable to decide this
matter because it has never heretofore;
participated in inter-collegiate activities
with Oregon and is at the present time
suffering from a lack of faculty mem
bers who are able to coaeli debate, if
Reed finds it possible to euter this'
league much zest and interest will be
udded to intercollegiate debate, and It,
might insure our membership in a per
manent triangular debate every year.
The Oregon-O. A. C. debate which was
previously scheduled, to take place this
term has been indefinitely postponed
until sometime he Lb- suriun..