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EUGENE, OREGON, TUESDAY EVENING, JAN. 21, 1919.
Question of Stripping Germany
of Colonies to be Up
EACH HOUSE EXPECTED
TO SELECT ITS COACH
Twenty Contests to be Held in
One Evening; Other
The women of the University fell in
step with the men yesterday when the
house representatives who met in John
son hall at 4 o’clock decided to sched
ule their inter-sorority debates for Feb
ruary 6 and to make that day one which
will mark an epoch in the history of
It was finally concluded that the wo
men's debates would follow those of the
men with an interval of twenty minutes
.between for a shifting of judges and au
dience should it be desired. By this ar
rangement there will he 20 debates on
rtlie question, “Besolved, That Germany
•shquld be stripped of her colonies.” This
is a subject different from that of the
men's yet of equal import, since both
the questions chosen concern problems
which are to be decided by the peace
league. It was thought at first that the
women would use the same question, but
the representatives decided that a vari
ation in the subject matter of the con
secutive debates would be more interest
ing to the audience and would at the same
Jime. make it less difficult for the de
baters to obtain material for their prep
It was also suggested at the meeting of
representatives that it would be well for
every member of each organization to
contribute at least one argument to their
team members in order to help the latter
and t/o promote the general interest in
the ^subject at hand as well as making
t^c- debate truly representative of everv
Prospective Coaches in Mind.
The matter of coaches was brought up
and the gathering voted in favor of hav
ing every house choosing its own coach.
Even before the meeting had adjourned
the representatives were counting pro
spective coaches on their fingers, W ith -
in the next few days all the available
professors will he drawn into the all
University debate scheme and all the
campus will be working whole-heartedly
A schedule has not been worked out
for inter-sorority debate as yet, but the
house representatives have agreed that
it shall resemble that arranged by the
men, in that it will bo a combination of
the tri-percentage and elimination sys
To Use More Questions.
The men and women debate represen
tatives have agreed ton. that the same
question shall not he used in more than
one round. This means that the victor
ious teams in the first contest will ha^e
to choose another subject for the second
debate, and that still another question
will he used for the final debate between
the men and the women. All of these
questions, however, are to concern mat
ters of international importance.
DREGAMA STAFF ENLARGED
Harris Ellsworth and Warren Gilbert
Two more appointments to the Oreg
ano staff have beeu made by the editor.
Adelaide Lake. Harris Ellsworth will
have charge of publications and bar
ren Gilbert will assist Shad Martin in
the militar ydepartment
A meeting of the entire Oregana staff
ivill be held this evening at 7:30 when
plans for the book will be discussed and
the number of pages for each department
The editor urges the completion of all
pictures for the publbntion by February
15, ase the first copy must go to the
printer by March first. All fraternities
have been notified as to the tune limit
and the editor hopes that all organiza
tions will hold meetings soon and de
cide moon pictures.
Feathers Float in
Friendly Hall After
Fierce Pillow Fight
Late Saturday night, Hendricks hall
was awakened by weird noises. The girls
woke up, startled, ran to the windows,
and phoned the police to find out what
wus the matter. Some hid under the beds,
and in closets, while the more audacious
ventured forth to investigate.
Finally the truth became apparent.
The uproar was coming from the vicin
ity of Friendly hall. Sunday morning the
whole thing became clear. The hall cele
brated Saturday night with a big smoker.
How many gallons of cider, or how
many tons of cigarettes, or how many
reams of doughnuts were consumed, can
not be determined. The entertainment
committee, composed of Brown, Baldwin
and Meador, lost track after a time, but
they are sure that a large quantity was
Oue of the main features of the
smoker, was an energetic pillow fight.
In the midst of the heaviest bombard
ment, the pillows broke. The partici
pants have been pulling feathers out of
their skius at every possible opportunity
since. They say that they know now, how
a chicken feels when it is being dressed.
REGENTS NAME TWO
Board Provides Also $2,500 for
Remodeling of Drill
Shed for Gym.
Two now members were added to the
faculty as tlic result of the election at
the meeting of the board of regents
which adjourned at noon today. They
are Dr. W. E. Milne, professor of math
ematics to succeed Dr. It. M. Winger,
and Sam Bass Warner, professor of law,
to succeed Professor R. S. Hamilton.
Officers of the board were re-elected
as follows: R. S. Bean, president; A. C.
Dixon, vice-president, and L. H. John
The annual reports of the president
of the University, the registrar and the
secretary of the executive committee
The board authorized the expenditure
of a sum not exceeding $2500 to provide
for the conversion of the old drill shed
into a gymnasium annex. Under the plan
submitted, it will be possible to enclose
the shed with n wall eight feet high, with
netting from that height to the roof,
and to floor in the structure, to provide
for indoor games, such as basketball,
indoor baseball, tennis and handball. The
gymnasium space of the I niversity will
be more than doubled by the addition,
work on which can soon begin.
Last Year’s Work Outlined.
The president’s report outlined the
work of the University during the past
year and gave a general description of
the condition during the period of war,
stating the difficulties under which the
University worked, h rom the I nivei
sity of Oregon at least 1,500 men went
into military service of the country, not
counting the five hundred inducted this
fall into the P. A. T. 0. Pome six hun
dred men were trained in the three sum
mer camps and two hundred were chosen
to go for intensive training in the Central
Officers’ Training Camps. Nineteen of
the faculty volunteered for military ser
vice. practically all of them winning com
missions as officers.
The report also gave the plan of the
R. O. T. C. as instituted upon the de
mobilization of the P. A. T. C. because
that seemed to be the place which had
just been reached by the University when
the P. A. T. C. had been organized.
The report also gives the enrollment
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ARCHITECT WILL LECTURE
Dean Lawrence Due in Portland Friday;
in Seattle Last Week.
Dean E. F. Lawrence, of the School
of Architecture, gave a lecture on the
-Future of Architecture” at the annual
meeting of the Seattle chapter of the
American Institute of Architects, m Se
attle last Wednesday evening. He will
lecture on a victory memorial for the
state on Friday at a m-eting over which
Mayor Baker, of Portland, will preside,
as the result of a study of the problem
| made by a coDomvtu*^-»tchitect*.
VARSITY WILL PUY
Ed Dumo will be Able to Take
Part in Game: Rival Team
in Good Condition.
The first basketball game of the sea
son will be played this week-end when
the varsity and Willamette University
clash on the local floor. The game will
probably be played Friday, eithev after
noon or evening. This will be the first
practice game that the varsity five have
had this year and looks like it might be
the last beforp they clash with Wash
ington State college on the 27th.
The Willamette quintet looks good on
paper and if practice will give them any
advantage over Dean Walker's proteges
they should leave the floor with the long
end of the score. Coach Mathews, of
Willamette, has four of last year’s team
back and ns they had a good team last
year they should have a great one this
Salem Five in Fine Condition.
The Salem five have been practicing
since Thanksgiving. The team have stay
ed at school although there have been no
classes at Willamette for some time on
account, of the influenza. Reports fropd
the state capitol have it that the local
team is the best that they have had for
some time and while they have not been
able to play, on account of the “flu" ban.
they are in the pink of condition.
Coach Walker, of the Oregon team, has
not picked his team as yet and it is prob
able that all of the first string men will
be seen in action this week-end. Eddie
Durno, who has been going easy on ac
count of having his tonsils removed, will
be able to play Friday although it is
not expected that he will play the whole
At. center Herman land or Francis
.Tacobberger will be used and it may be
that both of them will occupy the circle
during the evening. Durno,Medley.Jacob
berger and Fowler will probably take
turns at forwards. Brandon and. Chap
man look to be the best bets for guard
positions although Walker may shake
up the whole team and change them all
First Team Not Picked.
Walker hns not announced who will be
the first team five and he is probably
waiting to see his men in action before
he makes his selection. There should be
a big crowd out to the game Friday as it
should be a groat contest and the fans
need a little yell practice, after having
had an off season of almost two months.
VESPERS WILL BE REVIVED
Old Custom to Return to Campus; Secre
tary Vance In Charge.
One of Oregon’s oldest and finest cus
toms will be revived soon, when the hold
ing of Vesper services is resumed. Owing
to the danger of spreading the influenza
the Vesper services were discontinued
last term and thus far have not been re
Flans had been made for the holding of
a service shortly before Christmas, with
Bishop Sumner, of Portland, ns the
speaker but owing to the fact that the
Bishop was called east to attend the
memorial services of Ella Flagg Young
he was unable to officiate and the matter
The vesper services are to be held once
a month. Secretary William F. Vance
of the Y’. M. C. A. has the matter in
charge and expects to arrange for a ser
vice soon. •
GIRLS’ FIVE WILL PLAY
Second Set of Series of interclass Games
Soheduled for Thursday.
The second set of games of the series
of women’s interclass basketball games
will be played next Thursday afternoon
at 4 o’clock in the outdoor gym. These
games will be played between the seniors
and sophomores, juniors and freshmen.
Miss Gladys Gorman, coach, had hop
ed to have a game scheduled with the
faculty but so far she has not been suc
cessful. She said that the town girls had
challenged uny team that might want to
play, but there seems to be no spirit of
rivalry to prompt acceptance.
DE COU TO SPEAK TONIGHT
Professor E. E. DeCou, head of the
department of mathematics, will give a
lecture on Japanese mathematics at the
Science club meeting in the lecture room
of Deadv halb-at S o'clock thi*»evcni»i.
Student One Year in France.
Twice Over Top, Talks of
Sergeant Donald D. Smytlie. student
of the University in 1 91 11. who enroll
ed as a senior yesterday, is the first Uni
versity of Oregon tnan to return to his
| alma mater wearing tne gold chevrons
indicating one year's service in France.
Mr. Sinythe, who was with the Second
Division, A Company, Second Engi
neers, now in the army of occupation,
was in the heavy fighting from Chateau
Thierry through Soissons, where lie was
wounded July 24. His wound was
caused by a fragment of shell and did
not prove serious
lie went over the top three times, at
Buresches near Chateau-Thierry, at
Vans and at Soissons, where his regi
' ment saw the heaviest fighting iu all
their experience. 'When Suiytlie came
back to the United States August 13 to
take further training and to instruct at
Camp Humphreys, Virginia, only 35
men out: of 225 in his company wore
neither wounded and in hospitals or
killed. Since that time, the men were
in (lie big drive at St. Millie! and the
Argonne wood, and there were probably
very few of that original company left
when the armistice was signed, he
At Chateau Hhierry June I
Synithe went into the fight at Chateau
Thierry June 1. In his division were the
regiments of the 5th and 6th Marines,
the Oth and 2!5 Infantry and the 12th,
15th and 17th Field Artillery. They had
come from Montidier, where they were
to have relieved the First Division.
“We wound up to the front in trucks,
single file, a long, snake,like line,” ho
said this morning in telling his story of
his adventures. “The trucks are driven
by Hindus. They drive well enough, hut
they don’t know a thing about the ma
chines. The drivers aren't allowed to
use chains, and our driver got to going
too fast and something broke. There
we had to stay, watching the others
“We hiked Ihen about a mile and a
half to the front lines. We had to go
through the fields all scattered out like a
swarm of flies. Every time we came to
a wood, we would have to go around it,
because in the woods, cleverly concealed,
were our batteries, tine time we Start
ed into a wood and stumbled onto a big
gun. After that, we learned to keep out.
Fight On Empty Stomachs
In the front lines, the men found
themselves several days ahead of the
rolling kitchen and lived the best they
could for five, days on the few rations
they lmd with them and the animals
which the refugees had left behind, do
ing without anything to cat, Smythe
passed over as very trivial.
Then they found themselves at Cha
teau-Thierrv. They didn't ever see
Chateau - Thierry ifse if,, h o w e v e r,
Smythe explained, for the town lay
just on the other side of the hill. They
did their first fighting at Houresehes.
“Fritz seemed to be expecting us,” he
continued, “for we got heavy fire before
we were able to dig in. He had our
range accurately and this was the place
we lost our first men.”
Malcolm Johnston Falls
It was at Bouresehes that Lieutenant
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OME CASE OF “FLU” HERE
Oregon Campus Escapes Recurrence of
The University has so far escaped a
return of the Lnfhrenaa epidemic, Ilr.
John F. Bovnrd, head of the committee
on student health, said today. At pres
ent, he said, there is hut one ease of the
flu in the institution, and this ease is
expected to be dismissed a few days.
“We are getting along fine,” said Dr.
Howard, “and the students are corning
to the front better in the handing in of
the sick reports. Yesterday’s reports
showed that the cases of colds on the
campus were decreasing in number, and
that a much larger per cent of the stu
dents filled out the health slips. These
reports are one of the most important
things in keeping down the disease, and
mn»t.oot be neglected.”
on Student Corps Is
Dismal, Dismal Tale
The S. A. T. C. produced many things.
Its main object was to produce soldiers,
but it also seems to have produced em
bryo poets. Here is the wail of one. to
whom the O. T. 0. seems the final blow.
Oh. Students’ Army Training Corps,
Thank Heaven, your days with us are
Once more, there's peace, no more, the
No more the drill, to make us sorps.
No mores that awful War Aims borps.
And fear, that if aloud, we'd snorps,
The Colonel, we’d bo plaeed beforps,
To listen to his well known roarps.
No more, must: we with precious sorps,
Esay to scrub that eurs-ed florps,
And now, as was in days of yorps,
The army clothes, whicli we once
Are packed away. The clothing storps
We search in vain, for suits with
Prices, which we can afford.
The cootie lootics are no morps.
We’ve suffered much; Now, our re
Upon our suffering heads, is poured
The O. T. C. Oh, Powerful Lord,
Deliver us. with th.v mighty sword.
Oli. Sweet Army Training Corps,
Your days with. Thank Heaven, are
We stood you long, hut now, no morps.
And don't forget to close the dorps.
Dean Straub Gives Consent;
Girls not to Take Part
The underclass mix is to be held this
coining .Saturday afternoon. This was
decided early this afternoon by the jun
iors, after n conference with Dean
Straub and the advisory comuikttee.
The mix this year is to be run on
an absolutely fair basis. Penn Straub
and the juniors have endorsed this, and
the humorous tricks which have adorned
former rushes are to be done away with.
The girls will not actually participate
in the affair, but there will lie an at
tendance contest between the sophomore
and freshman girls, and the points will
be counted towards the meet. Decorat
ing, and stunts by the girls, however, will
not. be held.
Dean Walker, Bill ITnywnrd and "Shy”
Huntington will he the judges. They are
all experienced, and they declare that the
mix will bo conducted- with fairness to
wards l)oth classes. Billy Morrison will
be the Chief of Police, and the seniors
will act ns police, as usual.
Among’ the contests will be class yells,
stunts, the sandbag contest, the tie-up
contest, the flag rush and the cane rush
Committees for both the sophomore and
freshman class are handling the details
of the affair, supervised by the juniors.
MORE SWIMMERS NEEDED
Older Girls Asked to Turn Out to Prac
tice for Meets.
More girls are wanted for swimming
practice for the interelass meets to begin
February 12, according to Ella Dews,
head of swimming. The pool in the men’s
gymnasium is open on Tuesday and
Thursday from 1 :40 to 5:20.
There has been an average attendance
of 25 girls a day in the swimming classes,
ili.'-’s Per-s said. These are mostly begin
ners and Miss Dews wants the older girls
to come to practice in order that they
may perfect their strokes before the
Miss Dews and Miss Marian Coffey
ore prnctieing-teaehers in swimming.
Ella Dews has charge of the tank from
4 to 5 oil Tuesdays and Thursdays, and
-\farian Coffey teaches from 2 to 2 each
day. The beginners have been making
rapid progress according to these in
ARTICLE BY DR. BOVARD
Dr. John F. Bovard, professor of zoo
logy, has just issued an article in the
publication of thp Puget Sound Marine
Station entitled “A Partial Fist of the
Animals Yielding Erabryologieal Material
at the Puget Sound Biological Station.”
TO BE POT ON BT
STUDENTS FEB. IT
“What Happened to Jones” is
Popular Comedy of Rol
MISS BANFIELD GIVES
CAST OF CHARACTERS
Orchestra of Twelve to Give
Music: Valentine Scheme
“What Happened to .Tones” Is the
play finally decided upon for the stu
dent body benefit instead of ‘‘Stop
Thief,” according to Miss Charlotte Ban
The cast which she has picked fol
Jones— Xorvell Thompson.
Khonezer Goodly- -Walter Bauman.
Anthony Goodly J>. D.—John Hous
Bichard Heatherly Claire Keeney.
Thomas Holder -Crcston Mnddock.
Bigbec David Lloyd Stearns.
Mrs. Goodly Kathryn Hartley.
Henry Fuller Leith Abbott.
Cissy —Adah McMurphey.
Iielina -Marian Gilstrap.
The date of the production has been
changed to February 14. A St. Valen
tine's scheme will he carried out in the
costuming of the twelve girls who have
been chosen from the various houses on
the campus as ushers. Those girls are:
Leona Morten, loin Greene, Ruth Scott,
Lucile Caswell, Hazel Young. Nell tVar
wick, Torn Mortenson, Alary Town
send. Louise Sheehan, Helen Nelson,
Anne Shea and I la Nichols.
Professor It. L. Barron will conduct
an orchestra of 12 student members.
The parts have been typed and re
hearsals will begin nt once. This play,
by George Itroadhurst Is a rollicking
comedy and has proved popular for sev
“There is a chance for good character
work,” said Miss Banfield. “The play
Itself is not a farce as ‘Stop Thief but
is pure comedy.” f
NO WRESTLING THIS TERM
Those Interested May Continue Practic
ing, Says Walker.
Varsity wrestling was sliced from the
list of University major sports for this
term, at a meeting pf tin* athletic council
held Monday morning. This action does
not mean, however, that wrestling will he
dropped entirely, ns the mats will be put
in shape for the benefit of those who
wish to continue practicing.
Lack of interest was a great factor in
the council deciding as it. did. The Varsity
men of last year have not returned sines
enlisting, and the other men seem dis*
Dan Walker feels that the training is
too severe on the men and that the con
ference should make several changes re
garding the preparation for the matches.
“The steaming and straining,” lie says,,
“are my main objections to the sport.”
Mr. Walker hopes that the confereneo
will adopt some reforms before next
year. Those who feci they would he inter
ested in wrestling are urged to stay with
it as there is a possibility of a Doughnut
league if nothing else can be done.
In accordance with recommendations
from the conference it was decided to
award letters to all men eligible for Var
sity fids year, who played on the Oregon
regimental team. This will exclude Pat
O’Rourke, as well as the frosh. The foot
ball schedule for next year was ratified
at the same time.
LEWIS BONO IS CAPTAIN
Lewis Rond ’15, who won distinction
in being the only man ever to win a ten*,
nis letter is Captain in a Field Artillery
company, now in France. Mr. Rond won
his commission in an overseas training