Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920, February 20, 1919, Image 1

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At Hendricks Hail Ye May
Waltz; at the Hut See
Graceful Minuets.
Mistress Marian Gilstrap will
Sing, “Who’ll Buy
My Lavender?”
So successful are the plans for the
Colonial Assembly on Washington’s
birthday that the committee has found
it necessary to run, ns it were, a three
ring affair, having Johnson hall as the
center of attractions and Hendricks hall
and the Y. M. C. A- as the other points
of interest. While one audience is sit
ting comfortably in Guild hall witness
ing the two charming play£, "Council
Retained’’ and “(Prince of Court Paint
ers,” a similar crowd will be seated in
the Y. M. C. A., but viewing the
Eighteenth Century beauties that would
have thrilled the soul of Gainsborough,
while Beethoven’s minuet charms the
tar. At the same time the graceful
lancers will give animation and move
ment to the scene in the hut.
While these two performances are go
ing on, campus men and women will be
wending their way to Hendricks hall for
steps, waltzes and fox trots.
All performances Given Twice
The beauty of the program is that
jne ticket admits to all the attractions
ind the program committee has seen to
it that the performances will be repeat
ed so that one may rest assured” that he
is missing nothing while he is seeing
each attraction.
The committee on decorations is bend
ing its energies so that the monastic
effice of Dean John Straiuib will put on
the luxurious appearance of a colonial
reception room, and Dean Louise Ehr
mann's austere retreat will blossom
forth with arm chairs and coft rugs.
Here the reception committee, made up
t>f the executive board of Women’s
league, as powdered belles of long ago,
will make its bow.
“Every man on the campus is urged
to come and every girl is expected,”
taid Helen Anderson, general chairman.
“If possible, we want every girl to
wear a colonial costume, but lack of a
costume is no bar to admission.”
Lavender Bags Will be Given
Delta Gamma is adding a fragrant
contribution to the party in the shape
of little lavender bags. These charm
ing little favors are to be presented to
the audience by Marion Gilstrap after
singing the old-fashioned song called
'‘Who’ll Buy My Lavender?”
Acceptances are coming in from Port
land guests all the time, according to
the committee- “Let the whole campus
show that Oregon knows a good thing
and be there in whole force.” said Dean
Ehrmann. “See Mellie Parker and her
committee and get your ticket today.”
Loeta Rogers Makes Distance of 46
Feet; Two Year Record Broken
With a plunge foT distance of 46 feet,
the longest distance any girl has plunged
in swimming in the last two years in the
University, and with 25 points to her
:redit, Loeta Rogers was high point win
aer for the sophomores in. the swimming
meet held, in the pool in the men’s gyrn
aasium Tuesday evening at 7:30. As
Jut one senior and four sophomores en
tered, there was little room for compe
tition- This meet, however, was a con
test between the members of the two
classes, senior and sophomore, within
their own ranis.
Ollie Stoltenherg took second place
for the sophomores with 16 points, Xa
ami Robbins third and Mildred Dodds
Catherine Pobie. a senior, gained 13
joints. She entered all events and won
joints in three.
The interclass meet, in which teams
ihosen from these preliminary meets will
>articipate, will be held next Tuesday.
February 25, in the pool in the men's
Alpha Beta Arrives;
What and Why It Is,
Is Still a Mystery
A new mystic order has joined the list
of fraternities on the campus. This fra
ternity is, however, a little different. We
vile suspicious of it. Six pledges were an
nounced Tuesday evening. But how can
an organization pledge members if there
has been no organization before? Where
did the thing start, anyway?
Reading over the list of pledges, and
noticing the variety of talent there dis
played, students are suggesting that per
haps these men formed the society them
selves—and pledged themselves.
Anyway, they are a bunch of cronies,
for we fiud the best of old friends in the
list of elected men. Just what Alpha Beta
is going to do or just what it is for,
of course, few people know. On being
(luestioned, the newly elected admit calm
ly that they themselves don’t know.
The general impression among gossipy
circles is that the society is not to be
one for intellectual achievements at least.
It is in fact an inter-class organization
of some sort and numbers in addition to
men of prominence .and athletes, those
about whom many students know nothing
at all.
So there it is. The name alone is
enough to quicken suspicion.
_ *
i Smiles in Memory of Days in
Philippines; Takes 10 Years
Off Officer’s Age.
Colonel W. II. C. Bowen, professor of
military science and tactics, returned
from Portland Tuesday, where he was
a University representative at the north
western congress for a league of nations.
He declares that he felt at least 10
years younger when Ex-President AVil
liam Howard Taft shook his hand and
with his famous irresistible smile greet
ed him Monday morning by saying, “Oh,
my boy, I'm glad to see yon.”
Colonel Bowen knew Mr. Taft inti
mately in the Philippines, -where he en
tertained Mrs. Taft on one occasion for
about a week while he was serving as
military governor of one of the prov
inces, under Taft’s administration as
governor-general of the islands.
“He is a wonderful man,” said Colonel
Bowen, “and greatly beloved by those
who know him-” Mr. Taft assured Colo
nel Bowen that if be is reminded before
lie makes his next trip west, he will stop
off iu Eugene between trains and visit
the University. He would have done so
this time had not his San Francisco en
gagements prevented.
Colonel Bowen said there was a great
overflow at the conference. The audito
rium accommodates but 5,000 people,
and there were 12,000 all told, so that
several overflow meetings were held.
H. L. Corbett, who attended the third
officers’ training camp at the Univer
sity last fall, was chairman of the con
gress, and later, as president of the
Portland Chamber of Commerce, he in
troduced Mr. Taft at the luncheon given,
by that organization.
About 600 people heard Mr. Taft on
that occasion and there his address was
more intimate and his characteristic
chuckle frequent, according to Colonel
i Has Been On All Battlefields of North
ern France and Belgium.
Colin V- Dyment, formerly professor
of journalism in the University, and
head of the department at the University
of Washington, expects to return to the
United States with the 91st division about
March 1, according to word received
by friends here. Mr. Dyment, who is
a lieutenant in the Red Cross service
in France, has been on every battlefield
in northern France and Belgium.
Lieutenant Dyment’s work was with
the Red Cross' unit which searched for
missing men. "When on the famous
Hindenbuvg line, he picked up a Ger
man helmet and mailed it from Paris
to Miss Mjrrha Hepburn.
Lieutenant Dyment said that the in
fluenza was very bad in Paris and that
he was more afraid of it than of the bat
tlefield. —~~
Coach Makes Second Call for
Future-Greats Among
Among Freshmen.
“Bill" Haywards today gave out Ids
first list of men who will be drafted for
Varsity track. The list includes thirty
one men, of varied experience. A second
call for freshmen track aspirants was
also given and “Bill” reports that the
first draft of freshmen for track was
well received, and so far, no names will
'go on the “black list.”
The Varsity men will occupy Kincaid
field on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and
Saturday, according to the present plans
of Hayward. The freshmen will be asked
to turn out on Tuesday, Thursday and
Saturday, as Bill wants to keep the two
classes separated as far as possible, so
he can have more time for each class.
The hour for R. O. T. C. drill conflicts
with the hours formerly arranged for
track, and Bill is having trouble arrang
ing suitable hours.
More men will be drafted ns the sea
son progresses, both for Varsity and
Freshmen teams. The first call for Var
sity track is as follows:
“Nish” Chapman, “Mort” Brown,
“Newt” Estes, William Hollenbeck, Carl
Mnutz, Dwight Parr, Ralph Dresser, Ev
erett Brandenburg, doe Trowbridge,
“Brick” Leslie, Leith Abbott, II. Thomp
son, “Hank” Foster, Warren Gilbert,
Eddie Durno, Thomas Strachan. Merle
Margason, Harry Jamieson, John Mn.<
terson, Ben Breed, “Si” Starr, Lloyd
Still. Albert Runipiist, Donald Feenaugh
ty, S. Anderson, W. Jay Mulkey, Carter
Brandon, Don Bolding, Guy Armentrout,
I. Brown, Lyle JBain,.
The second Freshman draft contains:
George Doust. Elston Ireland, Phil Ow
ens, Percival Lasselle, Frank DePue,
Plarold Connolly, George Goldstein.
Sophus Blohm, Oregon Man, has Four
Different Experiences.
Sophus Blohm who atended the Uni
versity in 1911 and 1912 and who enlist
ted in the United States navy in Octo
ber, 1917, has been under fire during
submarine attacks four times since his
enlistment, accoring to the record of his
service sent to Emma Wootton Hall, sec
retary of Military Records in the Uni
During one of these attacks the U. S.
S Tippicanoe was torpedo d and sank
in twenty minutes with a loss of 15 of
the crew. At another time on board the
I'. S. S. Rondo a lifeboat with 21 men
was picked up. They were survivors of
transport Dwinsk which was torpedoed
off the coast of New York in July. These
men wore 10 days and nights without
food and water. Mr. Blohm writes that
he found the Eroneh people very enter
taining and hospitable.
Mr. Blohm received the overseas
chevron and served transport duty for
one year. He received his training at
Goat Island and Mare Island on the U.
S. S. Kearsage and was transferrd to
th U. S. S. Rondo. He received his dis
charge January 18, 1919. He is now
a salesman for the Pacific Wholesale
Fruit company for Salem and the sur
rounding territory.
Silver Collection Will be Taken to Be
gin Talking Machine Fund.
Mrs Anna Landsbirry Beck, instructor
in the school of music, will lecture to
the parents and friends of students in
the University high school Friday after
noon at 3 o’clock, in the assembly room
of Oregon hall. “•The talking machine
as a medium of developing the art of
listening intelligently to and appreciating
music,” is to be the subject of the lec
ture. Mrs. Beck will use the phonograph
to illustrate her talk. IIow to recog
nize the different orchestral instruments
when heard in concert and what to lis
ten for will be particularly emphasized
in this talk.
A silver collection will he taken, which
will serve as a beginning of a fund to be
used for the purchase of a talking ma
chine for the University high.
A course in the appreciation of mu
sic will then be offered to all those who
.wish to avail themselves of it, ,
w. sjya to 28
Durno Helps Put Varsity One
Game Wearer Title: 28
Points His Total.
The University of Oregon basketball
five defeated the Washington State col
lege team in the first game of the two
game series at Pullman last night by the
score of ,'!S to 2S. Durno received i-’S
points during the evening. The varsity
seemed to get away well and arc now cue
game nearer the Northwest champion
The Pullman team is the strongest op
ponent the Oregon team has to face, and
they are as determined to win .he cham
pionship as are the members of the Ore
gon team. If Oregon wins the contest
tonight they will have the N mthwest
championship almost cinched as it is
hardly conceivable that the Aggies can
take both games from the var-ity here
on the fllowing week-end.
The news of Oregon’s victory over
the W. S. C crew was received on the
campus this morning in a telegram from
Dean II. Walker, coach of the varsity
team, Durno was obviously the star of
the game as he was the only one men
tioned in press reports this morning.
After playing the second game at Pull
man tonight the varsity will journey t..
Moscow where they will meet the Uni
versity of Idaho five on their floor Fri
day evening, inasmuch as the Multnomah
club announced that they will meet the
Seattle Y. M. 0. A. five in Portland Sat
urday night the Oregon team will prob
ably stop in Walla Walla for the Satur
day game.
$235,000 Measure Introduced
in House; $250,000 Bonds
May be Issued.
Appropriation of $100,000 for tho Wo
man’s building, and $135,0(H) for mainte
nance of the University for two years
took a further step toward reality yes
terday when tho joint ways and means
committee of the state legislature re
ported to the house the hill making such
provision. Friends of the University re
gard the passage of the bill in its present
form as a virtual certainty;
Further support for the University
may come from the $3,000,000 bond is
sue proposed to be submitted to the peo
ple ns a part of an extensive public-im
provement scheme for the state. The
joint committee of the legislature on re
construction has the matter before it to
day after a conference last night with
representatives of the farmers, the busi
ness men and the working men of tlm
state. In case of the passage of the bill
and the voting of the bonds at the elec
tion. the University would receive a total
of $230,000 for new buildings.
John Ganibe, Sophomore, will be Ex
amined March 18.
Representative McArthur announces
the appointment of John A. (Jumble, a
sophomore in the University and a mem
ber of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, '■>
compete in the official United States
military academy examinations at Van
couver barracks, March 18. Mr. Gamble
is prominent in athletics and is well
known on the campus.
Acting upon the recommei. lation of
President Campbell, Representative
Hawley has nominated as principal to
the military academy William Shepard
Biddle III; as first al^fmate, Ralph Ar
nold Tudor as second alternate, and Reg
inald Allen Daddysman.
Representative Hawley has also rec
ommended John Dierdorf for one vacan
cy in the naval academy, Merrill Rarger
Twining for the second vacancy and lias
submitted the names of three other young
men to a competitive examination to be
held by the Bureau of Navigation through
the civil service commission for filling
the third i-a/jancy.
Life in Australia Is |
Just One Eat After
Another Says Reddie
l'ating is quite the national pastime
and means of unfailing entertainment,
I in Australia, according to Professor Fer
gus Reddie, who has just returned from
a three months’ sojourn in that land.
At 7 in the morning, he says, a ser
vant brings to your room, without knock
ing, for one simply learns in time not to
get up before 7, a steaming hot cup of
At 10 one appears at a regular break
fast, nothing dainty or unassuming, but
altogether plentiful and nourishing, con
sisting of fish and eggs and rolls and
marmalade and hotcnkes and more eggs
and always of course, tea.
Then at 11 there is tea again. Hoys
are to be seen Tunning buck and forth
out of banks and public buildings carry
ing little servers of ten at this time and
business is temporarily stopped while
the tea drinking ceremony is gone
through with.
At 1 o’clock luncheon occurs.
At 4:30 afternoon ten is to be had once
At 7 the dinner hour is announced and
a sumptuous repast is set before the
perhaps rather reluctant American, for
he thinks of war and the talk of conser
At 1) n slight cold luncheon of sand
wiches and tea is served to those who
are now hungry again.
After the theatre more tea, of course,
is consumed by the elite who feel the
need of one last draught bfore the long
seven-hour wait begins before it is again
time for another cup.
No wonder Mr. Reddie looked with
such a familiar eye on a cup of the bev
erage which was offered him the other
afternoon since his return.
Some Expected to be Back in
College at Opening of
Spring Term.
The returning Goth coast artillery
brought back to this country a number
of former University students who have
spent at least a year in France. It is
expected that a number of the men will
return to college for the spring term al
though it id not known definitely when
they will be discharged at Camp Lewis.
Of the number of University students
who left in the old coast artillery a
number have been transferred to other
commands or to officers’ schools.
Captain Martin W. Ilnwkius, com
manding the third battalion, is an Ore
gon graduate and track star. lie is the
highest in rank of the old Oregon men
still with the (15th. Other Oregon men
returning are Second Lieutenant James
C. Koepke, Eugene ; Corporal Henjnmin
G. Fleiscliman, Portland, Private Arthur
E. Gray, Portland, Sergeant Francis A.
Finneran, Portland ; Sergeant Jtodney F.
Smith; Corporals Virgil F. Alexander,
«ohu II. .Madden, wagoners, Elmer
Hrenton, Aflred J!. Cluhli, Kenneth W.
Cockerine, privates, Richard Seen roe,
Harold 15. Say, Walter J>. Schmeding,
Wayne L. Wells and Paul W. Foster,
all of Eugene, Clifford Sevits of Kla
math Falls.
Mutilation of Magazines and Nowspapers
Brings Complaint.
Complaints have come from the library
according to Miss Cora Ltien, reference
librarian, that students have been clip
ping articles out of newspapers and mag
azines, which articles happen to meet
their requirements. In some eases they
have taken away the entire periodical.
This is a pretty small trick for a col
lege student to be doing, Miss Bien points
out. “These periodicals were placed in
the library,” she says, “for the conveni
ence of all the students, not for the ben
efit of a few. T'nless tiiis petty stealing
stops the library cannot furnish complete
date upon desired subjects to the st»
dents. This isn't showing the right Ore
gon spirit and unless it stops it is going
to put a blot upon Oregon’s name. It's
ub-Ia the students.”
Desolation of French Cities>
Tells of Things We Know
Nothing of, He Says.
Officers Praise Spirit of Yan
kees in Answer to
“Let’s Go.”
“We don’t know anything about war,’’/
said Edgar It. l’iper, managing editor]
of the Oregonian, in his address before
the assembly yesterday morning when1
lie gave a series of intimate glimpsesj
of the war as seen and felt by him when'
he visited England and France last fall.*
“If you want to know anything about,
the excruciating agony of war that comes^
to innocent women, go ask the mothers
and sisters of Lille. It was in that
city of 200,000 people, held by the Ger-j
mans for fi.ur years and five days, that
thousands of women came to the public;
square when the party of 12 editors.
invited by the British government, of
which Mr. I'iper was a member, stopped,'
It was there, according to Mr. PiperJ
that mothers told them they wanted,
the American people to find out if pos-!
sihle what had become of the 5,000 young!
girls of Lille, their daughters, who ha<|
horn taken away by the Germans
(The American editors left New York
on September 2(>, “and,” said Mr. (Piper,!
"we saw England, Scotland and France,'
and we saw and hoard Ireland.”
Presented to English King
While in England, the party was invit
ed to spend the day ut Sandringham to
see the king and queen, and they were',
all greatly concerned over their apparel.1
According t; Mr. Piper, they were tre
mendously relieved when King George
sent word for them to come, .just ns they
were. They found the king dressed like]
any American, wearing a check suit, red]
tie, gray spats and an ordinary hnt.j
“And the q'uoen was wearing—well a,
very nice dress,” said Mr, Piper, “and
wo had a bully day.”
On Hu1 day of their memorable visiti
rumors were afloat that Emperor AVil-‘
helm would abdicate ami Mr. Piper said,
he told the king that if by any chance,
he shuld lose ids crown, lie invited him]
to come to America and run for pres
ident on the republican ticket, "for good
ness knows,” he said “we need n can
“I understood when I saw the British
grand fleet, comprising about 1,000 ves
sels, why Germany kept hgr fleet in
the channel. It was an amazing demon
stration of the power of Great Britain.
It was marvelous! Superb!”
Airplanes Are Valuablo
The party was due to go across tliii
channel to France in an airplane, and
although they were a Lit on edge about]
it wbn they saw the plane, according to
Mr. I’iper, they concluded to go. “How!
high will we go?” asked Mr. Piper of
the pilot. !
“Twe lty thousand feet,” was the re
"Couldn’t you go a few thousand feet
lower?” ;
“No, ve have to go as high as we can]
so if the engine stops wn can volplane
and land either in France or England.
If we fell on water the machine would be!
lost.” *
When the fog prevented the party’s]
going in the air and they were obliged
to make the trip in automobiles, there
were no jeep regrets from the editors]
according to Mr. I’iper.
Lens All Desolation
“At Lens not one single* wall was
standing u single foot above its foun
dations. All was weary desolation. T
don't kuw what can be done with a
place like that,” said Mr. Piper. 1
At Viniy ltidge the party saw 19 air-,
planes flying overhead in perfect for-'
niation. They had been over the Ger-J
man lines and one plane was flying alone!
in the rear, a sentinel, an utpost- “It;
was a beautiful sight,” said Mr. Piper^
“but it was nt so much the beauty of
the spectacle that impressed me as was,
the fact that at last man is master of
the air.”
In Arras, Mr. Piper was laid up fori
a time in a hospital as a result of in-i
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