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EUGENE, OREGON, THURSDAY EVENING, APRIL 3, 1919
Registration Breaks Records—20
Per Cent More Than
in Fall Term
With approximately IMHO students
registered in the University up to date
this term, the enrollment is already 20
per cent higher than it was when a
record of 1110 was reached when the
S. A. T. C. was here during the fall
term, and it is continuing to increase.
There are 37 freshman entering for
the first game. Of these 21 are women
and 10 are men. Thus far there are
nine former students who are resum
ing their work in the University. All
of the men returning have been in some
line of the service. An incomplete list
of the students is as follows: Elmer
Brenton, Paul Poster, Wilfred Jenkins,
William Ralston, Harry Hargraves. Ar
tie Paul and Mrs. Clytie Hall Pink.
Mrs. Clara Cockerline is entering this
term as a post-graduate.
Among the students entering this
term there are also two upper class
women and three men entering as spe
cials. Por the most part those 150
students who registered as specials in
commerce at the beginning of college
last fall have continued their work in
the University and are now enrolled as
regular students. This was duo to the
fact that the course which was given
in preparation of war emergency work
continued into the niiddle of last term,
at which time the war was over and
there was no longer such an immediate
demand for that line of work.
Y. W. PLANS YEAR’S WORK
Cabinet Personnel Announced, Commit
tee Heads Named
The new cabinet of the Y. W. C. A.
for 1919-20 met and discussed their
plans for the coining year at the Bun
galow Wednesday afternoon. The per
sonnel of the cabinet as .just announced
is as follows: Officers of the Y. W.—
President, Mabyl Weller; vice presi
dent, Jeanette Moss; secretary, Lcta
Kiddle; treasurer, Mary Moore. Chair
man of the various divisions—Bible
study, Alice Thurston; meetings, Ethel
Wakefield; Bungalow, Lucile, Caswell;
employment bureau, Ella Rawlings;
finance, Evelyn Smith; conference, Es
sie Maguire; association news, Florence
Riddle; social service, Gladys Hollings
worth; missions, Austred Mork.
LAW PROFESSOR ARRIVES
Lieutenant T. A. Larremore Assumes
Duties as Instructor
Thomas A. Larremore, newly ap
pointed professor in the law school, ar
rived at the University yesterday after
noon from Washington, It. C., where
he lias been engaged on the legal staff
of the Bureau of War Risk Insurance.
He comes to the University highly rec
ommended from Stanford University
where he taught in the law school for
one year. He loft Stanford University
to enlist in the Army and served a year
and a half as first lieutenant in the
Sanitary Corps, working for the en
forcement of laws against vice and
liquor in the camps.
Professor Larremore is a graduate of
Yale University and the law school of
Columbia University. While at Colum
bia he was editor of the Columbia Law
Journal, and is author of law ar
ticles. He was coach of the glee club
while an instructor at Stanford Uni
Conflict of laws, present domestic re
lations, and business law are the classes
that Professor Larremore will have
charge of this term.
TABLET WILL BE ERECTED
Brouze Memorial Plate for President J.
W. Johnson Has Been Ordered.
A memorial tablet in honor of Pres
blent John W. Johnson has been or
dered by the board of regents of the
University and is now being designed
by the School of Architecture. The
tablet is to be erected in the lobby of
Johnson Hall and will be installed by
commencement according to Karl W.
Onthank. secretary to President Camp
Professor W. F. G. Thacher is word
ing the inscription which will contain
something of the life and work of
President Johnson. The tablet will be
of bronze and probably about 3 by 4
feet in size. The lettering also will be
done iu the architecture department. ■
From Army Fail to
Squelch Oregon Man
Beginning as an officer in one army,
being disqualified for service, enlisting
as a private in another army and be
ing rejected no less than 20 times for
other branches of service, is the record
of Lloyd Mayer, ex-'ll, who has just
returned his questionnaire to the Uni
Mayer was commissioned as 2nd
lieutenant of the cavalry, O. K. C., at
the first training camp at the Presidio,
and served in that capacity until Aug
ust, 1017, when he was disqualified for
active service because of defective vis
ion and hearing. He then enlisted as
a private in the Canadian Expedition
ary Forces the following summer and
served five months in the infantry at
Montreal, Canada. He was discharged
in January, 1019, and is at present in
During the period of the war he was
rejected no less than 20 times from
service in various branches of the
American, English and Canadian ar
mies, which he tried to enter.
His questionnaire gives no definite
plans for the future but he states that
it is improbable that he will return
to the University.
TO COME HERE
Many Outside Delegates to be Uni
versity Guests; Bishop Sumner
to be a Judge
The state oratorical contest held at
the University of Oregon every eight
years, will be held here Friday, April
11, in Villard hall. There will be ten
delegates here from each of the nine
schools represented, according to Ruth
Graham, a senior in the University,
who is president of the state associa
A committee composed of Herman
Lind, chairman; Marie Badura, Helen
McDonald, Alice Thurston and Forest
Watson has been appointed by Herald
White to work with Miss Graham in
housing and entertaining the seventy
delegates who will come from schools
outside the city.
The delegates will be entertained at
the fraternity and sorority houses and
at the other organizations on the cam
pus. They will be met at the train by
the members of the committee in charge
and taken to the places of entertain
ment assigned to them. On Friday af
ternoon a business meeting will be
held, and after the contest in the
evening a banquet will be served, prob
ably at Hendricks hall. A program of
toasts has been arranged by Miss Gra
ham, and a member of the University
faculty will be asked to preside as
The delegates to the association will
be selected from each class, the school
orator and the coach. The orator for
the University of Oregon is Ralph Hoe
ber, a sophomore, who entered from
Reed college. Robert W. Prescott, pro
fessor of public speaking, is coach.
Bishop Sumner will be one of the
judges. The other two have not been
selected as yet. The members of the
committee are meeting this afternoon
to plan for the entertainment of the
Students wishing to attend the ban
quet Friday night, April 11, may do
so by paying 50c and making reserva
tions with Miss Graham.
ANNUAL PROMISED EARLY
Oregana’s Appearance Will be One of
Junior Week End’s Joys
The usual joys of Junior Week-End
are to be considerably increased this
spring* by the appearance of the Ore
gana. One of the biggest features of
the annual is its early appearance this
To accomplish the book’s early ap
pearance the staff has worked together
faithfully and loyally, according to
Adelaide Lake, editor, and it is through
hearty co-operation that the book is
now nearing completion.
This year an effort has been made
to eliminate all parts which did not
seem essential, duo to financial diffi
culties. Small place has been given to
any matter which is not of the most
One of the best parts of the publi- :
eation is the cartoons. Wilbur flulin, j
sophomore from Pomona College, who is |
responsible for them, has made as big
a success here as he did in California '
last year, say the editors.
In an attempt to get back to the nor- ;
mal working order of tilings, the mili
tary idea has ‘not been played up, but;
there are several new features which i
have been planned as a surprise.
Hero of Argonne, Wearer of
Croix de Guerre, Slow in
Learning of Glory
Lieutenant Benjamin (“Ben1’) F.
Dorris, arrived in Eugene Sunday night
on a three months' sick leave to visit
his mother, Mrs. Li. 1). Dorris, and his
sister, Ruth, who works in the Regis
trar’s office, and while here has been
renewing old campus friendships.
Lieutenant Dorris was wounded in
the jaw by a sniper ’s Inillct while in ac
tion in Belgium after having gone
through 17 days’ hard fighting in the
Argonne without a scratch. But lie
says: “I am not complaining, for I
did not get killed or disabled for life,
and this, ” pointing to his swollen jaw,
“will soon go down and the scars will
disappear. I don't worry about the
outside, although it is as yet i^ither un
comfortable inside, with a broken jaw
and some of my teeth knocked out.”
He declares that the American doctors
are wonderful and as good as the Eu
Lieutenant Dorris is rather thin be
cause he was unable to eat much dur
ing his long stay in the hospital and
many of his old friends did not at first
recognize him because of his thinness
and his swollen jaw.
Overseas Six Months
Lieutenant Dorris was overseas for
six and a half months. He enlisted May
8, 11117 in the infantry and took his
training at the first R. O. T. C. at San
Francisco, where he was graduated as a
second lieutenant. He was then as
signed to the hist division, 362 in
fantry and on July 1, 1918, was pro
moted to first lieutenant. From Sep
tember 15 to October 31 lie was battal
ion adjutant, lie went through the Ar
gonne- France- Belgium -American drive
in Flanders and was wounded in the
jaw on October 31, 1918.
Although he has not received his dec
orations he was given the Belgium
Croix do Guerre. This came as a sur
prise to Lieutenant Dorris when he ar
rived in this country. He was visiting
with an aunt and when she asked him
where his badge was she had to bring
out a newspaper clipping to show him
that the honor had been awarded him
by the Belgians.
Saw Few Oregon Men
11 I saw very few Oregon men while
in France,” said Lieutenant Dorris,
although there were other University
men in my division. We were kept too
busy to take time to see one another.
Neither did I get to see Paris.”
Lieutenant Dorris graduated from
the University in 1915 and was a mem
ber of Phi (lamina Delta.
DEAN MORTON IS HONORED
Is Appointed On Council of National
Society for Vocational Education
1). Walter Morton, dean of the school
of commerce, lias been appointed one
of the twelve members of the general
council of the National Society for Vo
cational Education to serve, for one
year. The council consists of men and
women from both educational and bus
iness life, representing industry, agri
culture, homemaking, organized labor,
public welfare, and other interests.
There are also on the council 24 other
members, half appointed for two years
and the others for three year terms.
The duty of the general council is |
to elect nine members of the executive
cflniniittee and to consider matters of
general policy. The council numbers
among its members men and women
who are leaders in their special field.
Such names as Clarence Hicks, of the
Standard Oil company; Charles R. Rich-'
aids, director of Cooper Union, New
York; E. E. MacNarv, of education and !
training section of the Emergency j
Fleet Corporation, and Hugh Frayne, j
of the American Federation of Labor.
MORE TEACHERS WANTED
Several Open Positions in Hands of
The University Appointment Bureau
has recently added several positions to
the list of teaching posts offered for
next year, according to Dr. II. D. Shel- i
don, dean of the School of Education.
Many of them are administrative posi
tions, prineipalships and superinton-!
dencies, involving experience in this
line. Several requests have also been
received for men fitted to coach ath
letics in high schools. Teachers of com
mercial subjects and the sciences also
are in demand.
Value of Oregon Wild Life Is
Illustrated in Lecture
By W. L. Finley
The value of birds to the state as in
sert destroyers was told Wednesday by
W. L. Finley, state biologist, who was
speaker at the first assembly of the
spring quarter. Mr. Finley illustrated
his lecture by three reels of moving
pictures taken in different parts of
the state to illustrate the bird life in
all parts of the state.
“Song Birds as Citizens,” and
“Shooting from a Blind” were the
titles of the first two reels shown and
the third dealt with general outdoor
life in the state.
The chickadee was introduced to the
students of the University as the best
of confidential friends and an excellent
assistant about the garden. Being a
friendly bird the chickadee’s acquaint
ance is easily made, Mr. Finley said.
He is the farmers’ friend, also, since
ho eats his weight in ants, plant lice
and other harmful insects. From an
economic standpoint birds are of great
importance since they check the insect
pests. Birds do far more work in the
destruction of insects than can be done
by the farmer in spraying. “We can
not spray the forests,” said Mr. Fin
1'ortianamaKes ±sira mouses
The city of Portland considers the
housing of birds very important and
has in the manual training departments
of the public schools classes in which
bird houses are made. The boys make
the houses as does the woodpecker by
hollowing out a log. They nail a top
and bottom on the house and put it in
the woods. In this manner interest in
the bird life is stimulated us the boys
invariably are interested in knowing
what bird has "rented his house for a
There were many pictures of the
slender billed nut hatch, who is known
as the acrobat. ' He has no use for a
front porch on his homo as lie prefers
to hang by his toes from the roof. lie
cats the insect eggs that are laid on
the branches and the cut worms which
are destructive to the garden.
The flicker or wood pecker boros his
own home in an old log.
" Hiial Life is sometimes like human
life," said Mr. lfinley. "They have
difficulties at home as well as some
people. These birds are always friend
ly • but ready for a scrap." A picture
of a fight where there were "knock
outs’’ and "seconds" and the "excited
audience" accompanied these remarks.
The pictures of the wild birds have
to be taken with great care, said Mr.
Finley. A blind is built of green cloth
and with branches. The camera is
placed inside the blind and the
"Camera man” has to wait with pa
tience until a bird happens to pass.
The pictures that were shown were
taken on the banks of Malheur Lake.
rfhe piod-billed grebe is a unique wild
bird. Tire female builds her nest on the
water on a platform of green chick
weed which has the,appearance of Hand.
She keeps the eggs covered in order
that no one can harm them. The top
of the nest looks like old pieces of
water-soaked wood. When she became
frightened by the click of the camera
slie hastily covered up her nest and
Kingfisher Too Is Useful
The kingfisher is often looked upon
as a detrimental bird but in reality it
is not, according to the biologist. He
eats only toads, lizzards, small snakes,
grass hoppers and mice. If he ever
eats fish it is only the undesirable
ones such as cod and sucker.
The screech owl lives on fish, grass
hoppers, mice and rats. He sleeps in
the day but is valuable as he is the
guard of the night. The great horned
owl has a stomaeh that works like a
rapid suction pump. There were in
teresting pictures showing one owl
swallow two fish and two mice and
then blink his eyes as much as to say
"when do we eat again?" A mouse
is to the young screech owl as ice
cream is to the small bov, Mr. Finley
EDUCATION CLUB TO MEET
The Education club will meet at Hr.
H. It. Sheldon’s home Thursday even
ing. The Evening will be given over
to reports on education by ('. A. Greg
ory, professor of education, and by
John ('. Alnfack, director of the Univer
sity Extension Division.
Canoes Tip; Heroes
Brave Icy Waters to
Rescue Theta Girls
The first * * tip over” in the mill nice ,
lias been recorded as happening last
Tuesday afternoon. No disunities were
reported, other than a bill for the
pressing of several suits of clothes.
Four Theta freshmen went up the
race in a era/.y old tippy canoe, one of
the kind all punched full of holes that
you rent from the boathouse. The
girls were doubtful of the trip, and
matters went from bad to worse, so
when two youths appeared in a bright
and whole canoe and gallantly offered
to take two of the girls into their
craft, the two girls to whom the invi
tation was given, jumped at the chance,
leaving their two sisters to manage as
best they could. It was not very well.
Fries rent the air and the two boys
and two girls who had gone on ahead,
rushed back to the rescue. And great
was the heroism then shown by the
male members of the party. The old
boat had finally tipped over, leaving
the two occupants standing on the
bottom of the race. Both grabbed
madly for some spring blossoms which
were overhanging the race and Bar
bara Sheppard reached shore, leaving
Dorothy Munville to hang onto the
twig. ” Hungry” Smith and Haiti
more Hill” Smith then arrived on the
scene and a rescue which deserves a
Carnegie medal took place.
Soon things began to happen down
on the campus. One of the paddles
which the girls were using had Harris
Ellsworth's name on it. It floated
down stream. George Shirley, who
was just starting up, hurried a little,
thinking he would rescue his friend. He
soon passed a pillow and another pad
dle, so imagine his disappointment
when ho arrived too late to rescue |
Varsity and Frosh Squads Need More
Men; Rinehart, Durno, “Jake”
Bracht, McArthur Out.
The varsity and frosh baseball squads
ear out every night under the direction
of Shy Huntington, but as yet the
turnouts for baseball have been very
small and Shy wants every man in
school with any baseball ability to turn
out for either the varsity or frosh
team. The varsity prospects were
brightened considerably the other day
when Bill Rinehart turned out in a suit.
Bill performed on the frosh team two
years ago and showed wonderful pros
ports. The pitching staff which Shy
is making a special effort to develop
promises a surprise for the baseball
followers. Bracht, Durno, McArthur
and Francis Jacobberger are all trying
out for varsity pitchers but none of
these men has had very much expert
once. Durno used to pitch for Silver
ton high school and kiddie intends to
try for a regular berth. Johnny
Bracht, who is among the most prom
ising of aspirants, is showing tots of i
speed but lacks development.
In the frosh squad there are a mini j
her of men, who won considerable rep ;
utation in prep school, in fact the frosh
material looks very good blit the first
year men are not turning out for the
team as they should. Columbia fur
nishes two good men in “Vine” Jacob
berger and Bill Collins, who has
just entered school.
Y. M. HEARS PRESIDENT |
Association Work Necossary, Says P.
After the cabinet meeting Wednes
day night, President Campbell made a
short talk to the members of the V. M.
C. A. President Campbell assured the
men that even though the attendance
at the V. M. C. A. meetings was small
those present would get a great deal of
good from this work. President Camp
bell’s talk took up the different phases
of Cniversity life and the place and
importance of the V. M. C. A.
lie praised the work that the Y. M.
has been doing in this school for the
past several years. The standards of
flic University are better than every
before in the history of the school.
President Campbell said.
NEW EXTENSION COURSES
Electricity is a new course which is’
being offered through correspondence
by the Cniversity extension division. I
This course, which is offered in eo - '
operation with the Journal of Electric
ity of California. Other new courses
offered here, are Foreign Trade and I
Ocean Traffic and Transportation; !
Commercial Spanish and Business Cor- j
Oregon Has Full Schedule in
Track and Eight Games
Schedule of Spring Athletics for
April 12 - - Columbia University
Meet in Portland.
May !> -O. A. C.-Oregon Meet in
May 10 . State Interseholastic
Track Meet at Eugene.
May 17 University of Washing
ton Oregon Meet at Eugene.
May 21 Northwest Conference
Meet at Pullman.
May .".1 Pacific Coast Conference
Meet at Seattle.
April 2S-29 —O, A. C.-Oregon, at
May 7-8 -University of Washing
ton-Oregon, at Eugene.
May 10-17- O. A. C.-Oregon, at
The University of California will
also he played on their trip north.
Pates not secured.
May 24 -University of Washing
ton Oregon, at Eugene.
Tennis matches will also be ar
ranged between Oregon and Willam
ette and O. A. C.
By Alexander (!. Brown.
The University is fast roturniug to
its pre-war status and in athletics this
return is to be especially noted. A
glance at the schedule of spring sports
will show that once again the Univer
sity is to take its old placo among the
colleges of tin’ northwest and the Pa
cific- Coast and there will he some event
on the Oregon campus every week-end.
Junior Week-kind will he the hig event
and the state interscholastic track
championship meet will be held again,
after having been cancelled for two
la track Oregon lias an especially
hard schedule. The season opens on
April lit, which is a week from Satur
day, at which time Coach “Bill” Hay-”
ward will send a team to the Colum
bia University meet in Portland. Two
weeks of exceptionally hard work will
he put in by the men in preparation
for this event.
On May !), which is during Junior
Wceh I',’nd, Oregon and O. A. U. will
engage in a dual meet. Having the
Aggies here for a contest during junior
week-end is a great event, as not only
the present students but the old
“grads” who return for the season
are always glad to witness a contest
between the two schools. During the
season there will he three meets in Eu
gene which gives the students a grand
opportunity to see the squad in action.
Preppers to be Here
The revival of the state interscholas
tic meet this year is one of the best
signs that the college is returning to
normal conditions. The “preppers”
will he here this year on May 10, and
the meet should prove a banner attrac
tion. The tournament will he under
the supervision of “Bill” Hayward,
who has established a reputation for
his ability to run off the events and
get them all staged in a satisfactory
manner. The arrangement of the de
tails of the tournament are being di
rected by Dean II. Walker, gaduate
manager, who so successfully handled
the state basketball tournament last
month. Walker is getting out a circu
lar letter, which will be sent to the
coaches of the state, in which he is
explaining the details of* tin; meet and
is asking for suggestions.
flic Northwest Conference has ruled
that no college can hold a meet of the
state high schools and pay the trans
portation of those taking part. There
fore it becomes necessary to find some
manner in which to pay for at least
part of the expenses of the teams en
tered. Walker expects that he will
have answers from the majority of tho
coaches bv the end of next week and
will then perfect the organization
which will handle the affair.
Title Meet May 24
Tiie last two track meets will be the
crowning events of the season. On
May 24 the Northwest Conference title
will be decided at Pullman and the
following week end will see the staging
of the Pacific Coa t Conference meet
at Seattle. Oregon will have some
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