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MOOT COURT CASE
HI BY MIOSKEY
Saratoga Regatta Association
Defended by Wells
In the capo of Courtney vs. the Sar
atoga Kegatta Association, Died before
the moot court Tuesday evening, Feb
ruary 18, Lyle McCroskey, attorney for
the pin intiff, received a verdist of twelve
to four against Gordon Wells, attorney
for the defendant, on the presentation
of argument. Considering the points of
law involved, the judges gave the decis
ion of seven to seven.
The case ns stated by Walter Matson,
clerk of the court, was:
On the first of March, 180.1. the de
fendants published the following adver
tisement: “Saratoga Kegatta, Septem
ber 1st, 1805. Amateur Champion Race
Open to any four-oared boat. Course
four mile3. First pri/.e $750. Entries
to be made on or l>efore August 15th.”
.The plaintiff, induced by this announce
ment, immediately after the publication,
organized a club, bought a boat and went
Into training for the race.
In June the defendants decided not to
give the advertised prize unless at least
five boats entered, and in case there
•hould be fewer than five entries, to sub
stitute a different prize of $500. This
decision was not communicated to any
body. Three boats were entered, the
plaintiffs arid two others. On the day
of the race those boats had taken posi
tion at the starling line when the starter
announced that on account of the small
number of competitors the prize would
be $500 instead of $750. The plaintiff
thereupon refused to row and sued the
defendants or breach of contract.
McCroskey Has Throo Points
McCroskey based his claim for dam
ages on these arguments: First,'there
was an offer, an advertisement for a
prize. Second, there was an acceptance
of that offer when the plaintiff sent a
written statement of his intention of en
tering the race. Third, there was an
executory contract and fourth, there
idiould be damages on account of justice
to the plaintiff, considering the time and
money ho had spout in preparation for
The defendant, represented by Wells,
did not refute the arguments of the plain
tiff, but based bis claims on the argu
ment that the publication of the inten
tion of having a boat race was not an
offer, but that in the event that it could
be construed as an offer the prize could
not. be given until the plaintiff hail com
pleted the boat race. The plaintiff did
not complete the requirements for the
prize as he refused to row. the ac
ceptance of an offer is only complete
wheu tin' action has been successfully
Faculty and Students Judge
In his refutation, the counsel for the
prosecution stated that the defendant
did not touch his argument, only that
there was not an offer in the newspa
per. “As a matter of fact, it was an
offer, and if the terms were not clear
enough to convey tin* idea ot an offer
bow did the plaintiff know ei igh to
commence trniningV" asked McCroskey.
“What was the idea of having entries?
Wasn't it so the offerer could be cer
tain ho lie eouhl go ahead and make ar
rangements? Each party should be pro
The judges who voted were Dean
[Tope, chief justice: Mr. Ivey, Mr. Ann
itpong, Mr. Sorenson, Mr. I'fouts, Mr.
ilolland, Mr. Decker, Mr. M, Key. and
BOYNTON TALKS ON PUMPS
At Mooting of Science Club, Tells How
Vacuum Is Obtained
“Modern High V irtmm rumps" was
till- subject diseased by 1 >r. \Y. V. Bo.vn
(,ui, professor of physios, hrlore the
Seienci t'lub Tuosd; \ evening in the lee
ture room in Heady hull. following a
short business session of the eluh.
"The University lots a two-stage
Kraus pump, blown in I’yrex gins-, de
signed to exhaust into the vai iaim be
hind nn ordinary filter pump," sai>i l’ro
feasor Boynton. ''There 1 s been no
opportunity to use this pump sinee it
was purehnsiu, owing to war conditions,
but it is expt. ted that next year it will
find a very considerable use in connec
tion with advanced courses ai d the re
search well, of the departin' i : of plus
Hr. Boynton made a short summary of
♦he discovery of air pumps, t first ,.f
Which v s made not very t - fr. m ltloO.
Jt was In. imitation of w ater pumps with
- Tons and vahes ' Id ese w ere im
»ed upon until finally excellent re
B were obtained bv using two or
» 4> ijumpe one pumping into the vacu
um behind another. In this way, and
by modifying the design so as to have
rotary pump*, pump* have been mote
ndequat® for commercial use, Ilk' ex
hausting lamp bulbs.”
After the (ll*covery of the barometer
with its vacuum over the mercury sev
eral types of mercury air pumps have
been devised, taking advantage of this
“In the last few years research work
ers have developed a new type of pump
variously known as the diffusion pump,
or the mercury vapor blast pump.” Oil,
sealed mechanical pumps were described
giving a vacuum of almost ten-thous
andths of an atmosphere, or when two
or more are used about a millionth. “The
best mercury pumps have given vacua
of about, r hundred millionth of an at
mosphere, while the workers with the
new blast pumps claim to be able to pro.
due. vacua of about a hundred billionth
of an atmosphere.”
Teachers to be Trained for New
Positions Created by
A bill just passed by the state leg
islature makes it compulsory for ev
ery student in the Oregon schools to
huve 100 minutes a week of physical
training- In view of the large number
of teachers for this work who will be
needed,the University will offer sum
mer courses to prepnre the Oregon teach
ers to undertake this work along with
t heir regular classes, according to Miss
Mabel Cummings, head of the physical
'I'lie larger schools will have specially
trained instructors for Ibis work, hut
the smaller schools will demand this ex
tra work of their regular teachers.
In view of this fact, the University
is planning a summer course for the per
son of littIc experience in physical train
ing. It will be practical and will supply
(lie teacher with effective an<J interesting
material, and will include discussion of
methods, practice in teaching gymnastics,
games and folk dances.
Groups of children will be available
fur teaching purposes. “It will be pos
sible for the teacher with some prep
aration in gymnastics,” said .Miss Cum
mings, “by a heavy program and a care
ful selection of courses, to prepare for
Miss Cummings, who has had wide
experience with public school work in
Cambridge. Mass., and in Illinois, will
give her whole time to the summer school
work. She will help in the selection of
(lie courses for the students to meet the
different needs. Miss Catherine Wins
low, assistant in the department, who
has also had experience in this kind of
work in Michigan and in- the Tacoma
high schools, will bo here.
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E. B. PIPER TELLS OF WAR S
HORRORS AS HE SAW THEM
(Continued from page 1.)
juries received when the automobile he
was riding in ran into a motor lorry.
There he heard the cries of children and
upon asking what children were doing in
the war front he was told that four of
them had been fired on by Germans and
had lost legs or arms.
See Heal War In Hospital
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to a hospital at the front,” said Mr. Pi
per. He saw wounded and gassed men
brought in and talked with a woman
cause who had been there for four years
and Air. Piper said he thought it must
be mighty easy to be a soldier in con*,
parison with what a woman must suffer
after four years of such experience. ‘‘I
pay my tribute here and now to the ser
vices rendered by that splendid force
of American doctors and American nurs
Seven hundred thousand Americans
were in the Argonne drive, and, accord
ing to Mr. Piper, in no single instance,
he was told by officers in the hospital,
nor under any circumstances, did one
man fail to respond when his commander
said, “Hoys, let’s go.”
The German airmen had excelled in
daring and efficiency, accrding to Mr.
Piper, but in one battle the Americans
drove all German planes out of the air in
Embarkation Service Bad
“But there are some things that we
didn’t do very well,” said Mr. Piper,
and he cited the carelessness exhibited
last September when the influenza epi
demic broke out and American soldiers
were rushed overseas without the best
precautions being taken. The vessel on
which Mr. Piper sailed carried 1,800
American soldiers. The ship was in
spected. The editors were told that con
ditions were- all right. Yet on the trip
400 were ill with influenza and 27 boys
were buried at sea. “That was a scan
dal,” said Mr. Piper, ‘but every pre
caution was taken after that by the em
George Hopkins, new instructor in the
School of Music, opened the assembly
by a masterly rcnditin of “Polonaise,”
by Hiszt, on the piano, and received an
ovntion by the entire student body.
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