Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920, November 11, 1919, Image 1

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vol. 21
NO. 17
Friday to Sunday Campus to
be Turned Over to
Alumni Section Gone—Aggies Want
1,000 More—Coos Bay After
Next Thursday morning at the re
gular assembly hour the University
students will be given their last in
structions prior to the staging of the
greatest Homecoming that the Oregon
campus has ever had. The success
of week-end depending, as it does,
upon the coordinate action of all of
the students, everyone should con
sider it his duty to be at the assem
bly, which will be entirely devoted to
the features of Homecoming.
There is no question at this time
as to the success of Homecoming.
Reports from all sections of the
state and Northwest show that an
exceptional number of former stu
dents will return to spend a few
hours once more on the Oregon cam
pus. From down in the Coos Bay
district comes a letter from Roscoe
Hurd to the effect that there will be
between 100 and 150 in the contin
gent from that section.
Eastern Oregon Coming
Eastern Oregon is also coming ea
masse. At the present time it looks
as though the coal strike was going
to prevent the special train plan from
materializing, but, nevertheless, east
ern Oregon will be here. Almost
every hamlet along the line has re
served a dozen or two seats for the
game. They are coming if they have
to walk.
Seat sale for the big game Saturday
afternoon is getting to be a source
of worry. The worry is just where
to put all of the people that have
asked for reservations. The alumni
section is sold out and O. A. C. has
requested 1,000 additional tickets.
The Aggies were given 2,000 bleacher
tickets and 1,000 in the grandstand
(Continued on page 3)
Organizations to Further State Dev
elopment to be Made in
A new organization, the Oregon
Junior State Chamber of Commerce,
was formed last Thursday morning
in Portland. The conference was
called by George Quale, secretary of
the Oregon State Chamber of Com
merce in Portland and formerly sec
retary of the Oregon State Chamber
of Commerce in Eugene. With him
met Dean J. A. Bexell of O. A. C.,
Professor H. B. Hastings of Reed
college, J. C. Elton, principal of the
high schools of commerce in Port
land, and D. Walter Morton, dean of
the school of commerce at the Uni
versity of Oregon.
The chamber will be composed of
high school or college students who
may be approved by a board of dir
ectors and may be installed either in
a high school or college. The ob
ject is to co-operate with the Oregon
State Chamber of Commerce and
other chambers of commerce in or
der to advance the educational, in
dustrial civic, agricultural and com
mercial interests in the state of
The constitution will, become effec-j
tive when properly adopted by the
authorized delegates from at least
Ofour schools. The chamber will meet
at the office of the Oregon State
Chamber of Commerce at Portland
in December, 1919, for the purpose
of adopting the constitution and ef
fecting a permanent organization.
Exhibition of Paintings of Late Car
roll Beckwith is Special Home
coming Feature
An exhibition of 32 copies of old
masters painted by the late Carroll
Beckwith, a former instructor in the
New York'Art Students’ league, will
be shown in the architecture build
ing this week under the auspices of
the Students’ Art club. The paint
ings are being exhibited this week
as a special attraction of Homecom
ing week-end.
The exhibition will be conducted in
a professional manner and a booklet
after the fashion of art catalogues
at large exhibits will explain the sub
jects of the paintings on display and
give the original old master from
which Mr. Beckwith made his copies.
At the time of Mr. Beckwith’s
death in the fall of 1917 arrangements
were being made for the exhibition
of the collection under his own aus
pices in the Cleveland Museum of
Art. The plan formed before his
death of having the pictures sent to
various cities of the United States
was carried out under the direction
of the American Federation of Arts.
The collection includes copies of
canvasses by Velasquez, Rubens, Van
Dyck, Tintoretto, Ribera, Franz Hals
and others.
Dwight Parr, manager of soccer,
has announced the scheduling of two
games of soccer with O. A. C., the
first to be played on the morning of
the big football game with the Ag
gies next Saturday. Arrangements
were made through James J. Rich
ardson athletic director of O. A. C.,
at a meeting held at the University
on Friday of last week. The exact
date of the return game has not been
set, but will be shortly after that of
Homecoming week-end.
Interest in soccer has been more or
less at a standstill so far this year,
due to the fact that no games had
been scheduled. However, now that
a real battle is assured, it is ex
pected that interest will be im
mensely heightened, and a reappear
ance of those who have had previous
experience on the varsity squad is
expected. Some of those who are
practicing nightly are Herman Lind,
Elmo Madden, Dwight Parr, Jay Fox,
Haseltine - Schmeer and Lyle Bain.
With this aggregation of veterans
who know the game, together with
the other talent that is expected to
turn out, Oregon should be well rep
resented, and barring the handicap
of but one week’s practice, should
help to make November 15 a day of
Oregon victory.
Bart Spellman, assistant football
coach, who formerly played with
Columbia university of Portland, is
to devote a part of his time to
coaching the soccer men.
Manager Parr asks that all men
who know anything about the game,
who have ever seen a game or would
like to learn the game, turn out. He
would like enough men out to make
several teams, thus affording more
practice for the varsity.
Library Adds “Life of Roosevelt
Among the new books just re
ceived by the library is Thayer’s Life
of Theodore Roosevelt, published this
year. Two old arithmetics published
in 1808 were recently donated to the
library by Mr. W. B. Brenton. These
books, by Samuel Webber, were com
piled fron* the best authors and used
as the text books for the courses of
private lectures of mathematical
sciences in the University of Cam
Students Gather to Celebrate Anniversary
Entire City is Devoted to Observance
University Chorus Leads Singing
From the blood-stained battlefields
of France, the hospitals and the silent
graveyards, Major William S. Gilbert
of Astoria this morning brought to
his audience in Villard hall a new
realization of the true duties which
the war has imposed upon American
citizenship. From his own experi
ence as senior chaplain of the 1st
Army corps, Major Gilbert, who is
now pastor of the First Presbyterian
church at Astoria, drew a picture
of the sacrifice out of which has been
born a new nation and a new ideal.
The entire student body was pres
ent at the exercises held this morn
ing at Villard in observance of Arm
istice day. Characterizing the spirit
of the occasion, Major Gilbert term
ed it one, not only one of memorial,
thanksgiving and celebration, but
one of Gettysburg, where after a
national crisis the lives of the living
were dedicated to the carrying on of
the principals which had been pre
served only through the chaos of
War Over; Crisis Still On
“It is the same with America to
day,” the speaker said. “The war is
over, but the crisis remains within
our borders. Industrial unrest, illit
eracy, and immigration are but a
few of the countless problems the
nation has to face. A new nation has
been born, and we must see that new
nation preserved, and merged into a
single mass with one flag, one lan
guage and one citizenship.”
In humorous vein, Major Gilbert
told of the celebrations overseas at
the news of the signing of the arm
istice, Just a year ago today. The
same spirit, he said, called for cele
bration today, but not without a
feeling of the seriousness of the oc
casion. He told how word of the
German surrender had come on a
Sunday when he was delivering ser
vice. The outburst startled the
J French, who were at a loss to under
stand the place of such hilarity in a
religious service.
Home the One Thought
Following the conclusion of the
war, the period of waiting while the
troops were being transported home
was one of the most trying, he said.
Home was the one thought in the
mind of the soldier, eager, now that
the fighting was done, to return. The
army that returned was a better one
—better educated—than America had
sent over, for America had to go to
Prance to find herself. The prob
lems of the nation are to be largely
borne by those who have returned,
and in the American Legion he char
acterized an organization equipped
and ready to face the serious issues
which confront the country in the
reconstruction period.
The spirit with which all America
should face the future he summed
up in the worlds of an American of
ficer who had been largely respon
sible for the successful bottling up
of the German submarines. It was
a tremendous undertaking, but suc
cessfully accomplished. The officer
admitted that it had been rather a
big task, but with humanity depend
ing on it, he said, “It is the kind of
a job I was glad to do.”
Action on Treaty Wanted
Speaking on the actual conclusion
of the war the speaker urged some
Immediate action on the peace trea
ty.' “Let the senate make up its
mind what it is going to do,” he said,
“and then stop talking and do it.”
Major Gilbert was introduced by
Stan Anderson, president of the stu
dent body. President Campbell spoke
briefly regarding the occasion for to
day’s observance. E. C. Simmons,
president of the Eugene chamber of
commerce, and L. L. Goodrich spoke
regarding the plans for the obser
vance of Armistice day and urged
the co-operation of the entire student
The program opened with the sing
ing of “America” and ended with the
singing of “The Star Spangled Ban
ner.'’ The student body choir sang
“The Battle Hymn of the Republic.”
The opening invocation was delivered
by Rev. H. W. Davis, secretary of
the Y. W. C. A.
Former Tri Delta President Will Make
Eugene Her Home
Miss Louise Pitch, former grand
president of Delta Delta Delta, nation
al woman’s fraternity^ and once
house mother for the local chapter,
is returning in the near future to
Eugene, bringing with her her mother
and sister, who expect to make their
home here, according to Dean Eric
W. Allen, who received word from
her recently. Miss Fitch, who was
interested in Y. W. C. A. war work,
and who spent considerable time in
France during the war, visited here
last year, upon her return from
France, and gave a lecture at the
“hut” on her experiences while in
France. She is the sister of George
Fitch, noted novelist and newspaper
man, author of the Siwash college
stories^ who died several years ago.
The Fitch home was previously in
Illinois, but is to be moved to Eugene
soon. Miss Fitch has no business
connections in Eugene at this time,
but is moving here because she likes
the surroundings and the people.
U. of C. Has Devotional Hour
A college devotional hour has been
adopted at the University of South
ern California. Its purpose is to af
ford a Christian fellowship and in
spiration for all.
Harvey A. Wheeler Served In Siberia
With Czechs
Harvey A. Wheeler, a graduate In
the class of 1909, is now teaching m
a missionary college in Tokio, Japan,
where he had been for several years
before the war. There is an enroll
ment of 1000 students in the school.
Mr. Wheeler returned last June from
an extended term in the Czech army,
serving with it in Siberia and old
Russia until the armistice was signed.
He says he is glad to get back to
civilization and his work, as in Rus
sia “the cheapest thing was human
life." His wife> formerly Miss Ruth
Balderree, an Oregon graduate in
1910, will return to Japan with him.
Mark Wheeler, brother of J’arvey
and a student at Oregon in the years i
1905 and 1906, is serving in the in-;
terior of China as a missionary. At
the beginning of the war he was sent
to France as a correspondent in the
Y. M. C. A. Later he Joined a Chinese
contingent to help the allies. This
army was composed mostly of coolies
who worked on the roads. The work
will be completed within two years.
0. A. C. Starts Oregon Game Week
"Oregon Game Week” has been :
tablished at O. A. C. The purpose j
is to stimulate pep for the Oregon
3. A. C. game. 11
Doufihnut Series to Open Soon—Plans
of Schedule Makers Favor
Round Robin System
Basketball teams from the various
organizations on the campus are prac
tising daily to get into shape for the
opening of the doughnut sories which
will probably be within the next few
weeks. Definite schedules will be
decided on the first of the week but
at present the chief difficulty Is to
get the schedule system worked out.
There are so many organizations on
the campus this year who expect to
have teams in the running that the
committee is finding trouble in de
ciding the best method for arranging
games. It is probable^ however, that
the “round robin” system will be
adopted, which means that every
team will have a chance at all the
others. This is deemed the most
practical although it may necessitate
the playing of two and even four
games in one day.
The Bible school will not have a
team in the league this year but
there will be a number of new teams
from the new organizations which
have sprung up. The gym is avail
able at any time for practice and it is
the plan of the committee in charge
to have the schedule begin on
November 17, the Monday after the
last football game. The committee
in charge of arranging th# games is
composed of Carl Knudsen, Mort
imes Brown and Jay Fox.
At a meeting of the Women’s Inter
society Forensic league held yester
lay afternoon at 4:16 in Prescott’s
room in Johnson hall, Mrs. P. L.
Campbell, Dean Elizabeth Fox, Miss
Julia Burgess, Mrs. Roy Bishop of
Portland, and Mrs. Alexander Thomp
son of Hood River were elected hon
orary members of the league. Pend
ing the adoption of bylaws for the
league temporary officers were chos
an as follows: Miss Ethel Wakefield,
president; Miss Laura Rand, secre
tary, and Miss Elizabeth Hadley,
A committee was appointed to have
the bylaws ready by the next meet
ing, a week from Thursday at 4:16 in
Professor Prescott’s room.
The schedule of the debates has
been delayed until January 20 and 22
for the first and second rounds res
pectively on account of so much
work which remains yet to be done
before the organization will be com
plete and to afford the participants
more time on their speeches.
“The reason for the postponement
of the women’s intersociety debate,”
3aid Miss Wakefield, “is to give the
girls more time to make it a real one
oundred per cent debate, and also
that it will measure up to the stand
ard set by intercollegiate debate.
Enthusiasm is running high and the
girls are putting in a great deal of
work to make it a real success."
The railway question as prevlous
y announced, will be the subject
tor the debate.
jRad; has big position
Charles Roy Reid, ’12, is Head of
Largest Canadian Power House
Charles Roy Reid,, a graduate in
L912 and an instructor in electrical
jngineering at the University until
hat course was discontinued, is now
n Shawinegan Falls, Quebec, Canada,
where he is the superintendent of
he power houses, which are the
argest in Canada. After leaving the
University of Oregon Mr. Reid went
,o Cornell where he received a de
gree as electrical engineer.
Saturday's Battle With Cougars
Causes Few Injuries to
Defeated Eleven
State Championship Clash Expected
to Find Full Strength of Both
Teams on Field
Pacific Coast Conference Standing
W. L. Per.
Wash. State College 2 0 1.000
Oregon ._. 1 1 .500
California _,\... 1 1 .500
Washington . 0 1 .000
O. A. C. 0 2 .000
The Varsity eleven, not much the
worse for wear as a result of tlielr
defeat at the hands of Washington
State In Portland, resumed practice
yesterday afternoon In preparation
for the climax of the season against
the Aggies on Saturday. Although
the contest on Multnomah field was
one of the hardest battles that the
two teams have fought durig recent
years, Oregon’s men were extremely
fortunate in that very few injuries
"Brick” Leslie is one of the few
who may he classed In the unlucky
column. The husky center is suffer
ing with a broken hand as the result
of a mixup during the third quarter
of the game. It is very doubtful if
he will be able to play in the game
Saturday. Unless his condition is
much better by Friday Coach Hunt
ington will have to start Callison, who
showed to good advantage during his
short stay in the game Saturday.
"Spike” Leslie Recovering
"Spike” Leslie, who was injured in
the Washington contest a week ago,
is rounding into shape again and un
less the unforseen happens will be
in condition to take hiB post at tackle.
Trainer Hayward did all in his power
to have Leslie in condition for the
W. S. C. struggle but this proved im
possible. The rest, however, will
place him in better condition than if
he had played against the Cougars.
(Continued on page 4)
Representatives of Reed, 0. A. C. and
Oregon to Participate—Question
Agreed Upon
Representatives from O. A. C., Reed
college and the University of Oregon
met at Reed college at 10 o’clock
Saturday morning and made com
plete arrangements for the triangu
lar debate which will be held on
January 9. Carlton Savage, Abe
Rosenbeg and Reray Cox were the
Rosenberg and Remy Cox were the
The question selected and decided
upon for the debate Is: Resolved:
That the principles of the Chinese
exclusion act should be applied to all
Immigrants Into the United States
for a period of not less than five
On January 9, the date set for the
debate, the University of Oregon neg
ative will go to Portland to meet
Reed's afiirmative, while O. A. C’s
negative will come to the University
to meet Oregon’s affirmative.
According to Professor R. W. Pres
cott, who is in charge of the public
speaking department at the Univer
sity, a great deal was accomplished
at the meeting Saturday, as it is the
general procedure to send a selected
question to the various institutions
and vote upon them according to
first, second and third choices. The
meeting in Portland Saturday, he
said, saved a great deal of time in
that the participants can begin work
on their debate at once.