Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920, October 21, 1919, Image 1

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    VOL. 21
OCTOBER 21, 1919
NO. 8
-Program in Keeping With
Solemnity of Occasion Gains
Approval of Students
Interviews Bring Out Several Ideas
for Fitting Exercise to be Held
on November 11
Shall November 11, the day of the
signing of the armistice, be set aside
this year as a holiday tor the stu
dents of the University? Yes, say
most, while others weigh the ques
tion, trying to decide whether the
student’s patriotism may not seek
adequate expression through attend
ance at classes that day, with per
haps a special assembly.
One idea prevails among all those
interviewed and that is that the
celebration of the day must be
thoughtful and in a major degree
dignified. The question of the cele
bration will come up tomorrow night
at student ouncil meeting and will
be discussed on the first Thursday
of November by the faculty.
Faculty members and students have
gone on record as making the fol
lowing statements in regard to. the
Dean John Sraub: “Although 1
think the student body should find
some means of displaying its patri
otism November 11, I believe classes
should not be suspended. The rout
ine of the week will be badly enough
disturbed by Homecoming, Novem
ber lh.”
Adequate Celebration Wanted
Karl W Onthank: “I favor a holi
day November 11 if adequate cele
bration is arranged.”
Dean Eric W. Allen: “If we can’t
celebrate the ending of this war, what
can we celebrate? For the present,
at least, November 11 stands in out
minds as a date scarcely less signi
ficant than the Fourth of July. It
should be a day of genuine cele
bration, however, rather than a day
of rest. Everyone should be on hand
to show appreciation for the boys
with the service stripes.”
Dr. John Bovard: “If an appro
priate celebration could be planned,
perhaps in the form of a pageant, I
believe a holiday November 11 would
be a good thing and would leave its
impression on the minds of the stu
dents. If the day is to be used for
picnics and other personal enjoyment,
however, I think we had better con
tinue classes.”
Dr. James Gilbert: “November 11
will no doubt go down in history as
a great day but I cannot say that 1
am in favor of suspending classes I
that day. Perhaps a better plan
would be the introduction of special
exercises, commemorating the world’s
Psychological Benefit Wanted
Dr. Edmund S. Conklin: “A good
form of celebration would be a patri
otic assembly in the afternoon with
addresses by local talent. This would
have a good psychological effect upon
the students and people of Eugene.
I don’t believe that we should take
the entire day off and thus disrupt
classes. I also go on record as op
posing a parade in which the faculty
mu§"t march while throngs of on
lookers stantl along the curb.”
Stanford Anderson: “Since Novem
ber 11 is bound to be a great day
in history, I believe the students
should have the day as a holiday and
should plan adequate celebration for
Lindsay McArthur: “I favor join
ing with the townspeople November
11 for a big celebration.”
Rally After Assembly Urged
“Slim” Crandall: “I strongly favor
holiday on armistice day. It should
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Professor Displays
Genuine Bolo; It's
Sharp and Niched
Hereafter all students in Professor
Thacher's classes will have their as
signments in on time. Not that they
haven’t before. But, the former lieu
tenant has just received a genuine,
guaranteed-to-kill bolo knife, which
was picked up on the fields of battle
in the Philippine Islands. The knife
will be on display in his office to
put fear into the hearts of all.
The knife is a splendid example a*
the old-fashioned skull-splitters, used
with so much delight by the little
Filipinos. It is nicked in several
places, said to have been caused by
some of the more hard-headed of the
Islanders. Genuine blotches, of gore
can be plainly seen upon the blade
The weapon, which is about two
feet long, is wonderfully balanced.
The little Filipino could swing the
blade around his body and create a
horrible havoc about him. It was
made on one of the smaller islands,
and the blade, which is of Chinese
steel, was hammered out by hand.
Professor Thacher’s specimen is an
excellent example of the weapons.
The professor is in a dilemma as
to how to use the bolo knife. One of
his faculty brethren suggested that
it would make an excellent butter
knife. Another wanted it for a pen
cil sharpener. Mr. Turnbull says he
needs it to “butcher copy.” It is
likely, however, that Professor Tha
cher will keep it in his office to put
fear and trembling into the hearts of
the laggards.
The knife was presented to Prof.
Thacher by Colonel W. H. C. Bowen,
commandant of the S. A. T. C. on
the campus last year, as a token of
appreciation for the work done by
Prof Inacher, who bore the rank of
lieutenant and served as personnel
adjutant of the S. A. T. C.
Date of Washington Contest Set for
March 12—Place Not Decided
Upon Yet
Plans are practically complete for
Oregon’s two oratorical contests, one
to be held with the University of
Washington on Friday, March 1£, the
other yet to be arranged with one
of the colleges of the state.
Tryouts will be held some time
during January for the oratorical con
test with Washington, which Oregon
has won for the last four years. Try
out speeches are to be original, not
to exceed one thousand words in
length and are to be delivered with
out manuscript.
Rules governing competitors in
the old line state contest will be the
same as those employed against
The institutions of the state that
will compete in the old line state
oratorical contest are: O. A. C.,
McMinnville college, Pacific college,
Pacific university, Willamette uni
versity, Albany college, Monmouth
normal school and the University
of Oregon.
All wishing to try out for either
of the contests are asked to turn in
their names at once to Professor
Prescott, who will have charge of
the contests. In speaking of aspir
ants, Professor Prescott said: “Let
no aspiring contestant think he can
come up the last minute and win out.
Except in case of genius, orations
are products of research and medi
50 Years of College Football
This year is the fiftieth anniversary
of the origin of American intercol
legiate football. There have been
many changes in oaching, manage
ment and systems since the old days.
New coaches ae appearing fh most
of the large eastern colleges.
Governor and Members of
Board of Regents to Take
in Assembly
“As a student at the University
which is maintained by the peo
ple of Oregon, I heartily ac
knowledge the obligation I owe.
The opportunities open to me here
for securing training, ideals and
vision for life, I deeply appre
ciate, and regard as a sacred
trust, and do hereby pledge my
honor that it shall be my most
cherished purpose to render as
bountiful a return to the Oregon
people and their posterity, in
faithful and ardent devotion to
the common good, as will be in
my power. It shall be the aim
of my life to labor for the highest
good and glory of an ever greater
Such" is the pledge to be read by
Governor B. W. Olcott to the students
of the University at the Thursday
morning assembly for the purpose of
instilling in them a feeling of grati
tude and loyalty to their state for
the educational advanatages offered
by the instsitution. Pledge day was
inaugurated at Oregon ten years ago,
at which time the governor and mem
bers of the board of regents were
asked to address the assembly. Judge
J. W. Hamilton of Roseburg, H. M.
McKinney of Baker and Vernon Vaw
ter of Medford, all members of the
board of regents, will speak to the
students and faculty briefly at this
A special musical program has been
arranged by Dr. John Dandsbury,
dean of the school of music, and will
include numbers by some of the new
faculty members in that department.
Governor Olcott and members of
the board will be entertained by
President Campbell at luncheon fol
lowing the assembly.
President Campbell Calls Together
Officers and Advisors
President P. L. Campbell has call
ed a meeting of all class advisors
and class officers to be held at 7:15
tonight for the purpose of discussing
general problems which they will
have to face during the year. This
conference will be held in Dean
Straub’s classroom in the adminis
tration building.
Class advisors are: Seniors, Mrs.
W. F. G. Thacher, Dr. James Gilbert;
juniors, Miss N«rma Dobie, Professor
P. C. Crockatt; sophomores. Miss
Mary Perkins, Dean D. W. Morton;
freshmen, Dean Elizabeth Fox and
Dean John Straub.
Heads of Doughnut League Hope to
Start Contest Soon
The first basket tosser of the sea
son are out almost every afternoon
in the gym getting in shape for the
fray. Doughnut basketball will prob
ably start in about a week, so some
of the organizations are getting ready
now'. It is planned by the heads of
the doughnut league to have the
basketball schedule played off by
the end of the term, which means
that the games w'ill if possible begin
with the coming of the fall rains.
In all probability these games will
be out of the way before Varsity
basketball starts.
It is thought by several of°the heads
of doughnut athletics that every man
except ° varsity basketball letter men
will be allowed to participate in
these games.
November 11th, Will See Old
Students From all Over
State at University
■ The plans for Homecoming week
are gradually rounding into shape,
[according to Herald White, general
chairman of the committee., Reports
from the alumni all over the state
are coming in every day with enthu
siastic plans for the return of former
students and all that is now needed
to make the event a big success is
the co-operation of the student body.
Eddie Durno, who is in charge
if the stunts and rally which will
[take place on the night before the
big game, is getting his plans into
shape. According to him each men’s
! organization and club on the campus
has been asked to respond with a
stunt of some sort and to make it
possible so that everyone can see
a platform will be constructed on
the field. He is desirous .that the
rally will be taken hold of enthusi
astially, as it will be the first
chance for the student body to dem
onstrate to the returning students
whether Oregon has taken a bound
forwards or slipped a notch back.
He says also that not only will the
rally act as a means of showing up
Oregon spirit but the team will be
directly affected and if for nothing
else, every student must get behind
them and work for a huge success.
The armory, which will be used
for the Homecoming dance, has been
finally obtained by Jack Dundore,
chairman of the dance committe, but
only after an expenditure of $125. The
armory had been leased by Gross’
orchestra and they refused to sublet
it except on their terms.
Beatrice Crewdson, who is chair
man of the decoration committee, has
appointed as her assistants, Bill Cum
ings, George Cusick, Bill Patterson
and Lee Summerville. According to
Miss Crewdson elaborate plans which
are not yet to be divulged are be
ing laid.
Abe Rosenberg has arranged for
150 slides which are being sent to
the larger cities of the state for the
purpose of ad.vertising Homecoming.
By this method thousands of alumni
and former students will be made
to realize more than ever the impor
tance of the event in Oregon history.
Special trains have been arranaged
for according to Herald White, but
a3 yet nothing definite can be found
out about the special rates owing to
the fact that the railroads are still
under government administration.
Former Gridiron Star Has Charge of
Anaconda’s High School Squad
In a letter recently received from
“Pat” O’Rourke, who will be remem
bered as a member of last year’s
football team and a member of the
Kappa Sigma fraternity, comes the
information that lie has blossomed
out as football coach of the Anacon
da, Montant, high school team. Up
to the date of writing lie seemed to
; be-producing the goods as his team
had won its first two games.
In addition to his coaching duties
he has a responsible position in the
Anaconda Mining company’s plant
but next fall expects to enter the
Creighton University medical school
at Omaha. He expresses his regret
at not being able to return to Oregon
this fall and sends his wishes to
Oregon for her success on the grid
iron. He also sends his regards to
all his friends on the campus, par
ticularly to the girls.
Subscribe for the Emerald.
Sergeant Routs
Bolshevism Buds
With Added Drill
Buds of bolshevism were nipped
in the nick of time by Sergeant Reed,
instructor of drill in the R. O. T. C.,
when the organization was about to
demobilize for lunch yesterday noon.
Company “C” was the particular
unit in the spotlight. Captain Gamble,
commander of the company, with his
mind on the lusciousness of lunch,
ordered double time for the barracks.
Sergeant Reed, observing the move
ment for speedy demobilization and
with memory of several “weary Wil
lies,” still upon his mind, ordered
Company "C" to about face and re
turn to the drill field. Cries of pro
test arose but were at length quelled
by Captain Gamble, who persuaded
the company to “about face” and re
urn to the field. The company was
put through another 15 minutes of
“snappy” drill, after which it was al
lowed to march back toward the bar
racks, only to be halted by the ser
geant again, who had discovered new
signs of bolshevism in the company.
Company “C” was finally dismissed
but Sergeant Reed had found a new
method to combat bolshevism, name
ly, starve them into submission.
Student Committees Are Canvassing
Houses—All Subscriptions Apply—
Directly on Memorial
Students wishing to contribute some
amount toward the erection of a
Roosevelt memorial have but ono
week in which to do so. The Roos
evelt memorial drive, which started
on the campus yesterday, will close
Saturday night. Committees have
been appointed with Herman Lind as
chairman to canvass the houses of
the campus. The headquarters for
the girls have been established at
the Y. W. C. A hut; for the men
at the Y. M. hut. All the money
subscribed will go directly to na
tional hedquarters to be used in
the erection of the memorial.
The student committee' includes:
Doris Churchill, Tri Delta; Dorothy
Wootton, Gamma Phi; Madeline Slot
boom, Delta Gamma; Jeannette
Moss, Kappa Kappa Gamma; Theo
dora Stoppenbach, Kappa Alpha The
ta; Grace ltugg, Chi Omega; Nell
Warwick, Pi Beta Phi; Gretchen Col
ton, Alpha Phi, Alice Hamm, Sigma
Delta Phi; Lee Bartholomew, Kappa
Sigma; Herald White, Beta; Sprague
Carter, Sigma Nu; Nick Carter, Sig
ma Chi; Wilbur Carl, Phi Delta The
ta; Lay Carlisle, Delta Tau; Morris
Morgan, Alpha Tau Omega; Lindsay
McArthur, Owl club; Stanley Elsman,
Sigma Alpha Epsilon; Joe Trow
bridge, Phi Gamma Delta; Ella Row
lings, Hendricks hall.
Journalism Dean’s Brother Commend
ed for Work Overseas
Lieutenant Chester Allen, brother
of Eric W. Allen, dean of the school
of journalism, has been cited for ex
ceptional devotion to duty, energy
and zeal, according to word just re
ceived by Dean Allen. Lieutenant
Allen was connected with the Fifth
division and did a variety of work.
Fart of the time he was overseas he
was chief division intelligence offi
cer, part of the time he was in ob
servation work and later he was as
sistant dean of the college of en
gineering at Beaune.
His citation reads in part: “He
displayed courage, energy and effi
ciency during the St. Miliiel and
Meuse-Argonne offensives. He was
frequently in the front lines us an
observer under severe machine gun
and shell fire, thereby gaining valu
able information for the division in
telligence section.”
Gem Staters’ Tandem Play is
Puzzle at First; Fumbles
Assist Them
O. A. C. Pullman and Washington All
Roll Up Lobsided Scores in
Saturday Games
Returning from Moscow vie
t roUnus over tho University of Ida
ho in the game Saturday by the score
of 27 to ti, the Varsity resumed prac
tice yesterday afternoon. The Ore
gon team in tho contest in the Idaho
city Saturday added another game
to its unbroken string of wins chalk
up against the mountain state school.
The lemon-yellow got going in the
third quarter of tho game and broke
tho existing tie, (i to 6, by scoring
two touchdowns, both made by Hol
lis Huntington, and two goal kicks
by Bill Steers. In the final period
Oregon scored again, making the
total count 27, as Steers again regis
tered another goal kick. Tho gem
staters started strong and they *in
troduced a new formation that work
ed well until the Varsity lino got
its number.
Fumbles Prevent Score
In the first halt both teams scored
once but failed at attempts at goal
kicks. Fumbles on the part of the
Varsity caused them to fall to score
before the close of the first stanza.
The work of the team in the second
period, however, leaves little room
for a description of the first half.
The third quarter seems to be the
proverbial seventh inning for the
Oregon team for it was In this period
that “Shy's” proteges took the lead
in the game with O. A. C. last fall.
Idaho started like a cyclone. Ir
ving returned Steers’ kick for 75
yards and then with the ball on their
20-yard line the Varsity held At
this point Thompson missed a place
kick . Oregon fumbled on the next
play and Idaho recovered. A pass,
Irving to Gerlough, put the ball over
for the one and only score that the
gem staters made during the after
Steers returned Idaho’s kickoff 60
yards and then by rotation of the
plays among the backfleld Oregon
made the first down. A couple of
fumbles ,and Chapman and Steers
carried the ball to the 14-yard line,
from whence “Holly” went over for
the first score of the winners. Steers
missed goal.
Oregon Machine Gets Going
In the second half Oregon simply
rolled over the Idaho team. An In
tercepted forward pass by Anderson
gave Oregon the ball on the SOyard
line, and a few minutes later It was
carried over by Huntington. In the
final few minutes of play "Skeet”
Manerud d'stinguished himself by
his broken field running. Huntington
scored the final touchdown for Ore
gon, and Steers again kicked goal.
The third touchdown for Oregon,
also scored by Huntington, was made
in short order. Idaho fumbled the
kickoff and a series of four first
downs brought the ball to the Syard
line, and from this point it was car
ried over.
Hollis Huntington, the plunging
backfield artist extraordinary for the
Varsity, scored all four touchdowns
for Oregon, and Steers kicked three
out of four goals. Oregon punted six
times for an average of 41 yards, as
I compared to the ten kicks of Idaho
! for an average of 39 yards.
Brandenberg Gets In
! “Shy” made several changes in
; the lineup during the afternoon, send
| ing in several men in the second
half. Francis Jacobberger was sent
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