Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920, March 13, 1919, Image 1

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VOL. 20.
NO. 58. *
Winners will Meet Next Term
to Decide the Campus
Prof. R. W. Prescott Enthusi
astic; Asks Further Work
of Students.
The Hendricks Hall and Beta Theta
Pi teams won with a score of seven
points each in the third round of intra
mural debates Thursday evening which
concluded the series of doughnut debates
in the men and women’s league this sea
son. This means that Hendricks Hall will
be the first house to have its name en
graved on the new women’s debate shield
and that Beta Theta Pi will take the
men’s shield from the Phi Gamma Delta
house which has won the trophy in the
two preceding years.
The winning teams were made up as
follows: Hendricks hall—Affirmative,
Wanda Daggett and Elaine Cooper; neg
ative, Ethel Wakefield and Alys Sutton.
Beta Theta Pi—Affirmative, Itichard
Martin and Forest Watson; negative,
Eugene Kelty and Curtiss Peterson.
Scores By Teams.
The scores for the six debates were ns
follows, the first team named upholding
the affirmative and the second the nega
tive: Pi Beta Phi versus Oregon club
women, affirmative, 4-0; Oregon club wo
men versus Hendricks Hall, negative,
1-3; Hendricks Hall versus Pi Beta Phi,
affirmative, 4-0; Beta Theta Pi versus
Sigma Nu, affirmative, 4-0; Sigma Xu
versus Oregon club men, affirmative 3-1;
Oregon club men versus Beta Theta Pi,
negative, 1-3.
List of Judges.
The judges for the debates were as
follows: Oregon Club-Hendricks Hall aud
Beta Theta Pi-Sigma Nu debates in Pro
fessor Howe’s room in Villard hall, Miss
Julia Burgess, Peter Crockatt and F. L.
Stetson; Pi Beta Phi-Oregon club and
Sigma Nu-Oregon Club debates in Pro
fessor Gilbert’s room in the library, Miss
Mabel L. Dorsey, Mr. McClain and An
drew Fish; Hendricks Hall-Pi Beta Phi
and Oregon Club-Beta Theta Pi debates,
in Professor Gilbert’s room in the li
brary, Karl W. Outhank, George Turn
bull and J. H. Gilbert.
It has been decided that the two win
ning teams will meet at an assembly hour
some time next term, the date of which
has not as yet been scheduled. The ques
tion will be based on some issue arising
between the progressive and conservative
classes in America in regard to the lea
gue of nations.
Quick Thinking Necessary.
In talking of the recent doughnut de
bates. II. W. Prescott, professor of pub
fir speaking in the University said: ‘’This
has been a splendid season in my estima
tion. It has revealed that the debater
is one who can speak on his feet under
fire, and that if he can’t do this against
one who can, he is hopelessly handicap
ped by a set speech no matter how good
that speech may be. The conclusion is
for those who have hem handicapped by
this inability, to speak extemporaneously,
to go on and get that attribute by prac
tice heaped on practice.
“Another conclusion derived from the
past series is that the technic of debate
is not to be overlooked. Several have
won not because of the superiority of
their personality or delivery but by the
superiority of debating technic. That is,
that they have derived one hundred per
cent value from the facts and arguments
which they did advance .
Professor Prescott Enthusiastic.
“In some instances, personality and
platform manner \eero the deciding fac
tors, but the greatest factor in tbp really
stiff contests just closed was an analysis
which went straight to the heart of
the question and a complete grasp of
the evidence for and against the corn
lining central argument.
“I wish to take this occasion for ex
pressing to houses that have made such
splendid efforts to perpetuate this work.
'Continued on Dage 3.JI
Prineville Preppers
Wire They’re Coming
to Grab That Cup
“We’re on our way,” rends a telegram
•received this morning by Dean Walker,
graduate manager, who is managing the
first annual state championship basket
ball meet, giving first intimation of
Prineville high school’s entry into the
Now Walker, with the new central
Oregon aspirants on his hands, has more
than he expected and just about all that
can be handled.
Prineville was not expected- Trying
to pick a central Oregon high school
champion aggregation is like trying to
pick the largest grain of sand on the
beach. Every team has beaten and been
beaten by every other team in the sage
brush domains, so that it would require
seventeen lawyers and a mathematics
professor to figure out the percentage
and championship rights. But Prineville
has as good or possibly a little better
right to entry than any of the other
sagebrush squads, and evidently have just
a little edge on the “pep.”
It now means more tickets to be sold
to help defray transportation costs. The
Prineville boys have to come 20 miles on
the city owned railroad behind the brand
new engine, “The City of Prineville,”
then on down the. Desechutes branch to
the Columbia, and then about as far as
any of the other entrants in the meet.
Dr. Ida Ogilvie of Columbia
Urges Farm Unit from
“The government is behind the Wo
men's Land Army of America,” said Dr.
Ida II. Ogilvie, professor of geology in
Columbia University, when she spoke
before the members of Women’s League
at the hut Tuesday afternoon. “It wants
the work to go on, and it wants the army
of farmerettes to increase.”
The Women’s Land Army of America
originated as a war emergency said Dr..
- Ogilvie, and there were 500 girls en
listed in it in the spring of 1017. The
girls lived under unit plan in abandoned
houses, barns, and tents and a supervisor
had charge of enc-h unit.
“The girls were taught how to plant j
gardens, milk, hoe, weed and hay,” said
Dr. Ogilvie. “At the end of the summer
they could do all the work that farmers
require of hired help.” In the middle west
they have handled the big tractors and
the heavy farm machinery.
Tlie work has been good for the girls,
making them stronger and healthier, ac
cording to Dr. Ogilvie. \(any have gone
on with the work through the entire
“The unit plan spread through 21
states iu 1918 and there were 20,000 wo
men workers in the units. A camp for the
training of unit supervisors was started
at Wellesley.
“The questions for the future,” said
Dr. Ogilvie. “are the questions of food
production and the questions of the use
of women for food production. This is a
ne wopportunity for women, a new field
for the working girl.”
Dr. Ogilvie expressed her hope that a
unit from the University of Oregon will
be organized next year.
Pledges in Relief Drivo Still Come in on
Pledges for the Armenian and Syr
ian relief drive, which has been con
ducted among the University faculty
for the last week, have been coming in
all the time, according to Dr. A. E.
Caswell, chairman of the committee in
charge of the drive, and up to this
morning a total of $213 has been paid.
A number of the pledges have not been
paid as yet and they will bring up the
total amount from the University.
The drive is being conducted in con
nection with the town campaign.
Tre-Nu held its annual election of of
ficer* on Tuesday evening. These girls
chosen are Ella Rawlings, president;
Alice Thurston, vice-president; Madeline
Slotboom. secretary: Ollie Stoltenberg,
Eleanor Spall, reporter,
Afonost Everybody is Going to
Musical Event Given by
Girls’ Glee.
With the arrival on the campus Wed- !
nesday morning of striking blue post
ers announcing the appearance of the
University Girls' Glee club at the Eu
gene theater Saturday night, the cam
pus has taken on the appearance of a
New York box office ami tickets are
seen emerging from the vest pockets
of every University man, while the girls
go about with their admittance slips
suspended from their notebooks or bags.
The fashion has been set—The biggest
musical event of the season approaches.
“All plans for ■Saturday night are com
plete,” said Margaret Mansfield, man
ager, “and if the sale of tickets con
tinues as it started yesterday, standing
room will be sold by the square inch-”
Committees were appointed from each
house to assist in the. sale of seats and
the downtown sections have been can
vassed by the club members. Boxes for
the concert have been secured by the
University for the voting basketball
teams, which will then be on the cam
Skit to be Interesting
The unique part of the program prom
ises to he the one-act skit written for
the club by Mrs. Anna U. Beck, of the
University chool of Music, under the ti
tle of “The Debating Society of Skinner
Center Meets.” The entire club takes
part in the performance, while the “de
bating” will be done, by Eliny Feidelia
Scroggins, Hester Hurd: Susanna Oxcit
able Periwinkle, Laura Rand; Sara Jane
Roxana Foozle, Joy Judkins; and Dian
tha Never Silent Jenkins, Helen Man
ning; Kuphemia Pussy-Foot Pike, pres
ident of the society, Dorothy Wootton.
According to Miss Eleanor Lee, direc
tor, the girls have been working ear
nestly and she belieevs they are pre
pared to offer a concert. “The club
does splendid work,” said Professor
John ,T. Landsbury, of the School of Mu
sic, who sat through a rehearsal re
(Continued from page three)
Then Read How to Apply for Bonus
Due Discrarged Men.
Any of the men of the University of
Oregon who have been in the service and
are at all interested in the little matter
of $00 are invited by W. F. G. Timelier,
former lieutenant in the S. A. T. C„ to
read the following form of application
for the bonus due all men discharged
from the United States army, as a guide
to filling out their own npplieations.
From: John Smith, Hud Lieut. Inf., U.
S. A.
To: Zone Finance Officer, Washing
ton, D. C.
Subject: Remittance of Bonus.
I enlisted at the Presidio of San
Francisco, July 17, 1918. I was com
missioned 2nd Lieutenant, Infantry, U.
S. A., September 10, 1918. 1 was dis
charged from the service December 31,
Enclosed find copy of Special Orders
304, Western Department, by which I
was discharged; also Special Order No.
36, S. A. T. C\, University of Oregon, by
which I was relieved from duty.
Remit the bonus of $60 due me at the
above address.
Men who were in the naval unit should
see the Red Cross down town about
seeuriug their $60 bonus. Colonel
Bowen does not handle these cases.
Russell Collins, Former Student, in Ohio
Studying Dirigibles.
Word has been received by Charlie
Fenton, alumni secretary to the effect
that Captain Russell K. Collins, a for
mer University student is at present
studying the construction of dirigibles for
the army at the Goodyear Tire and Rub
ber company at Akron, Ohio. lie writes:
‘Tn the course of a month or six weeks
I will start training to become a dirigi
ble pilot. The work here is interesting
but I cannot say much for the town.
Would like to be back in good old Ore
gon. again..”
Office of Historian to be Voted
on; Basketball Men
Get Letters.
Wednesday’s assembly hour was given
to the student body of the University fof
its regular meeting. Mrs. Ben 0. Ely.
chairman of the home producers’ league,
spoke briefly to the students urging their
co-operation in the support of home in
dustries. She told of the various mills
and factories in Oregon and of the bene
fits that may be derived from “buying at
Following the reading of the minutes.
Ilerahl White, president of the associated
students, asked for the reports of the va
rious standing committees. Nish Chap
man. chairman of the student body dance
committee, said that next term it will
be the pole.v of the student body to have
one dance each month. Ed Durno called
a meeting of the greater Oregon com
mittee for Friday. Ella Dews reported
the student body play to have been a de
cided success from the standpoint of
finances as well as production. Three
-hundred dollars and ninety-five cents was
put in the student body treasury as a re
sult of the play.
Final Debate to Bo Decided.
A committee to arrange for the final
debate to determine the champions of
the campus was appointed, Herman Find,
chairman, Helen Brent on and I'reston
Maddock. The debate will he between the
teams of Beta Theta Pi and Hendricks
Hall. Charles Dundore corrected the
mistake that was made in the receipt
books for the subscription for the Ore
gana. The price will he three dollars in
stead of two as the receipts indicate.
Forest Watson presented an additional
article for the constitution of the asso
ciated students to lie article 17. in the
event of its adoption. It provides for the
office of historian to he filled by election
by the student council.
The measure will be voted on by the
students one week from Wednesday,
March 12.
Dr. Bovard presented a plan for health
insurance which met the approval of the
students. His idea is that each student
shall pay $2.50 extra entrance fee each
term and this will insure medical atten
tion and care in case of illness during
the school year. A doctor who will he a
member of the faculty will lie secured.
Dr. Bovard will present the proposition
to th(> board of regents on Friday.
Dean Walker Speaks For Moot.
Dean Walker urged the co-operation of
tho students in the entertainment of the
basketball teams from the various high
schools of the state that will play here
Friday and Saturday. It is a matter of
utmost importance that these games lie
made a paying proposition so that they
will roine again and in this way adver
tise the University.
Ucsolutions of condolence were read by
Tracy Byers and Dorothy Flegal honor
ing Governor Withycombe and an addi
tional list of students who gave their
lives in the war.
Basketball letters were presented by
Mr. White to Ned Fowler, Herman Lind.
Carter Brandon, Ed Durno, Franz Ja
cobborger and Nish Chapman.
The University hand and men’s glee
chili furnished music for the occasion.
Games Discontinued for Term Owing to
Due to the fact that the examinations
will be held next week there will not he
any more doughnut athletics this term.
There has been some talk among the ten
nis enthusiasts of starting the tennis
doughnut games this term and finishing
the schedule next quarter, hut this plan
has been dropped by the doughnut league
There is considerable interest in tennis
on the campus this year, and the tennis
schedule will undoubtedly prove one of
the most interesting doughnut league ac
tivities. Beginning with the new term,
the schedule of tennis games will begin.
Competition for the championship will be
keen this year as nearly every organiza
tion on the campus has several star play
John C. Almaek, director of the T’ni
versity extension division, lectured before
the Goshen grange meeting Wednesday
afla moon.
If Mule Is Entitled
to One Kick Nay dare
Have One Bite at Pup
If a presumably ordinary Belgian hare
burrows under his wire coop and goes
calling on a kennel of neighboring pups
either from mere friendly curiosity or
with vicious intent and in the course of
the visit three pups are killed in action
and the others bitten and dbadl.v clawed,
should the owner of the puppies recover
damages from the owner of the rabbit?
There was a decided difference of
opinion and a peppy little contest of ar
guments when file case was tried in moot
court in the law library Tuesday night
before Chief Justice .1. B. Pfouts. But
Lyle McCroskey, counsel for the de
fendant carriecV his point on the merits
of law by a vote of f! to 5 against the
opposing attorney, TI. II. Becker, for the
plaintiff, and also scored a victory for
merit of argument by n majority of mv
McCroskey admitted that if the rabbit
had gone into the neighboring yard and
destroyed a tulip bed, eaten up the let
tuee and otherwise despoiled the garden,
the owner of the hare would he liable for
the damage done as that is the expected
thing for a rabbit, to do and flic owner is
under obligations to take measures to
prevent such possible ruthlcssness.
“But it is not the custom for a rabbit
to kill dogs,” said McCroskey, “and the
owner is under no such obligation to
guard against tin- unknown vicious pro
pensity of the hare.” It was suggested
by a member of the law school that the
hare might have been muzzled.
After presenting his argument as to
why he voted for the defendant, M. K. '
Holland, acting as clerk of the court said,
“every dog is entitled to one bite, every
cow to one hook and every mule to one
kick; the question then arose, is every
rabbit entitled to the life of one pup?
A laugh went around the law library
when McCroskey in citing eases to sub
stantiate his point, read a ease which
was overruled in ISIS.
Jeannette Moss Made Vice
president, Leta Kiddle
Mabyl Weller, a junior in the Uni
versity, was elected president of the
Y. W. C. A. at 111e annual election
held In the bungalow yesterday. Miss
Weller lias taken an active part In the
work of the association on the campus,
leannette Moss, also a Junior was
chosen vice president at the same elec
tion, Leta Kiddle, secretary and Mary
Moore treasurer.
The cabinet, composed of the heads
of the various committees, will be
chosen by the president, and she, with
the chairman will select the members
to serve on these committees. It is
tdanned to eboose the entire cabinet
before spring vacation and the officers
will begin their work next term.
rield Course to be Given at Friday
Harbor by Professor Sweetser.
Professor A. It. Sweetser, head of the
botany department of the University will
xive ti course in “Field Hotany" at the
Puget Sound Marine station at Friday
Harbor this summer. This course will he
a part of the University of Washington
poor school.
"The beauty of the laboratory in which
the work will lie done,” said Professor
Sweetser, “is that it will all he outdoors
and the specimens can be studied as they
are growing in their natural habitats.”
Provision is also to be made for a
course in beginning botany to be given
at the University of Oregon.
United War Work pledges amounting
to $100 have been collected since Monday
noon, aecoring to Dr. A. K. Caswell,
chairman of the committee in charge of
the drive on the campus. The subscrip
tions amounted to $fif)G8 and up to Mon
day noon a total of $1150,'{.115 had been
turned in. Many of the unpaid pledges
were made by members of the S. A. T. C
who have since left the University, oud
thine cannot he cdWuid,
District Champion Quintets to
Start Arriving Tonight;
Others on Way.
Dean Walker Asks for Support
of Students; Committee
Wants Autos.
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♦ As a result of the drawing for ♦
♦ high school teams this morning the ♦
♦ following allotments to the various ♦
♦ houses for entertainment this week- ♦
♦ end: 4,
♦ Sigma Xu—Astoria. +
Friendly Hall Lincoln (l'ortl’d). ♦
♦ I’elta Tan Delta —Hood River. <
♦ Phi Delta Theta—tPrineville. ♦
♦ Sigma Chi—Silverton. «.
♦ Iteta Theta l’i Marshfield. *
♦ Alpha Tau Omega Salem. ♦
♦ Kappa Sigma Ashland. ♦
♦ "Phi (lamina Delta- . ^
■#' "Phi (lamina Delta drew the ♦
♦ blank and will get a team if any ♦
♦ others are entered. a
Everythin* is in readiness for the hi*
st:it<> basketball tournament here this
week-end. nnd at latest reports there
will* probably be nine or ten teams in
Ihe race. Marshfield wired in last night
that they would be present and Astoria
has promised an answer today, l'rine
ville seat in the news that they would
be here which is more than Walker ex
ihe champions of southern Oregon
will arrive in Eugene tonight, and from
then on the teams will be flocking to the
campus. The various fraternities and
the dormitory will have drawn for the
team they will entertain, and the play
ers will all be met at the train.
Ihe games will start tomorrow after
noon, and from then until the champion
ship is decided Saturday night there will
be one round of basketball. Lincoln
High will be here from Portland, and the
Sdverton team any show up tonight.
Eugene High will be in the meet, and
Hood Uivcr will send its quintet.
Hean Walker and the entertainment
committee want to got a lino on all of
the automobiles that students of the Eni
versity have, so that the members of the
visiting aggregations may June a chance
to see tne city Saturday afternoon. Anv
one wishing to offer the use of ;l .nit
chine should get in touch with Wniket
or Jack Dundore. Following the trip
around town the teams will be the gues!>
of A. H. McDonald at the Hex theater
The paramount thing that remains fot
Ihe students of the I'niversity to do is
to get out and attend tin4 games and
show the high school boys that wo are
behind the plan, according to Doan
Walker. The event should be made an
annual one, lie says, and the only wav
this enh be done js to get the teams
so interested in the affair that they will
want to come back, and to give the men
themselves a chance to view the I'ni
versity and to interest them in it.
Oi'ugon Man Koeps Communication
Wires Repaired During Fight.
lieutenant i.ewis O. lienbe, ©x-*2C
now with tlie 30th Infantry, has been
cited for "extraordinary heroism, la
action near Creisancu, France.” The
order reads In part: "During the ter
rific artillery bombardment of the Ger
man offensive of July 13, 191S, lieu
tenant Beebe carried wounded mar. 3«o
yards to a dressing station. In order
to maintain the liaison, lieutenant
Beebe made repeated trips through tho
heavy shelling, repairing wires and re
establishing communication.” ^
Beebe attended tho University two
yearsj entering In 1914. Ha was a stu
dent In the school of journalism and
a varsity debat or. His horns Is In
Cottage Qrww*