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-----UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, OREGON, THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 1921.
FIRST CANOE FETE
YET IS COAL FOR
Unusual * Decorative Effects
Sought; Large Turn
TWO CIJPS AND CASH
Committees to meet Friday to
The canoe fete, which is always one
df the main events of junior week-end,
will perhaps be the best yet put on, if
preparations which arc now being made
for it are any indication. It is a big j
affair and greatly adds to this annual
week-end of festivities, and is some
thing of which no other college in the
Northwest can boast. The main com
mittee. with Wayne Akers in charge, is
busy laying plans for a fete which is
expected to live up to tradition, and at
the same time be unusual. All the com
mittees for this event have been ap
pointed. They will meet at Villard hall,
Friday, March IS, at 4:00 o’clock.
Thursday night of junior week-end.
(the night of the fete,) the mill race
will be lighted on both sides with col
ored electric bulbs, and a large number
of seats will be arranged along the
bank of the race, next to the board
walk. Both the hand and the two glee
clubs will be present. The seating com
mittee, with Bill Collins in charge, is
working out a scheme to take care of
the large crowds.
Basis for Prizes Fixed.
Frizes will be awarded on the basis of
artistic beauty, originality, and clever
ness. and only decorated canoes will be
the ones competing for prizes. The main
committee urges that all organizations
keep expenses within a reasonable limit.
The first prize will be the cup which is
given each year, the second prize will
be a cup which it is hoped can be
raised by subscription among the busi
ness men, and the third prize will be
All organizations must hand the motto
of (heir canoes in to the main committee
by April 14.
Due to the increase in number of or
ganizations on flu' campus there will be
many more entries in the canoe fete
this year, and some keen competition
for the prizes is expected. Many of the
organizations have already worked
schemes for canoes, and those who have
not are said to he making plans for the
Committees Are Named.
The committees which have been ap
pointed are as follows:
Men’s Organizations — Norton Win
nard, Ned Twining.
Women’s Organizations — Walter Co
foid. 11a Nichols.
Electrical Committee — Raymond Os
borne, chairman; Roy Veatch, George
Paste, John Tuerck. Kenneth .Tones.
Wolcott Huron, Bob Scarce, Marion Ady.
Electric Signs — Fred Lorenz, chair
men: Frank Short. Bill Purdy, Louis
Dnnsmore, Horace Westerfield.
Building Committee — Virgil De Lap,
chairman; Charles Van Zile, Arthur
Wic-ks, Troy Phipps.
Seating Committee — Bill Collins,
chairman; Verne Blue.
Arrangement of the Judges’ Stand •
Lcis Barnett, chairman; Pauline Coad.
Prizes and Awards — Clyde Davis,
chairman; Madge Calkins.
Glee Clubs — Horace Hair, chair
ILLNESS TO BE EXCUSED
Slips Will Be Granted By Doctors When
Sufficient Cause Is Shown.
TIio matter of granting excuse slips
for illness was discussed at tlie regular
meeting of the Student Health Commit
tee. March 15. The following policy was
Kxcuse slips will be granted to any
student who applies to either Dr. Saw
yer or to Dr. Stuart and can show
cause. In cases where Dr. Stuart or
Dr. Sawyer cannot be found and * tho
student has been a patient in the in
firmary. excuse slips inay he granted by
the physical education office.
It was recognized that “excuse slips
do not excuse students from class work
but simply indicate to the professors
that they have been absent on account of
MASK AND BUSKIN IS
LOOKING FOR AUTHOR
Takeoff On Faculty Or Campus Af
fairs Wanted As Main Stunt for
Here’s a chance for some student to
become famous. Mask and Buskin’s
Oregon chapter is due to stage the main
stunt at the junior vaudeville show,
scheduled for May 0. and they are will
ing to give scads of publicity to any stu
dent who will write a suitable skit.
.Something in the way of a prize may al
so be offered.
John Houston, who heads the com
mittee for putting the stunt across, hints
that a takeoff on the faculty or on cam
pus affairs would be especially accept
able, although any good skit, suitable
for vaudeville and about 20 minutes in
lengths would be considered.
Chairman Houston is working with
Florence Cartwright and Naomi Wilson
in putting on the sketch.
Committees Appointed to Do
Work on Project
Possible suggestions were made and
committees were appointed to work on
the project of an appropriate memorial
for the Oregon men who were engaged
in the world war, at a meeting of the
executive council yesterday. The idea of
such a memorial was first introduced on
the campus about a year ago, says Pro
fessor W. F. G. Thacher, but nothing
definite has been done about it until
“It is the plan,” said Mr. Thacher,
“to proceed as rapidly as possible to
ward some definite project for this me
morial. The general idea has been ap
proved by a representative of each one
of the forty-six classes, who have grad
uated from the University. The next
step will be to obtain from each alumnus
an expression of opinion as to the type
of memorial to1 be constructed.”
The members of executive council to
meet and discuss this idea were: Carl
ton Spencer, Professor F. S. Dunn,
Professor \V. F. G. Thacher, Dr. John
F. Bovard and Carlton Savage. Aside
from this committee there will be larger
organization committees, one for the
alumni, one for the faculty, one for the
board of regents, and another of stu
dent members. Chester Moores, W. F.
G. Thacher and J. A. Churchill will be
the respective chairmen of the first
three committees, and the student chair
man has not yet been appointed.
Among the possibilities which were
discussed was that of a “student union,”
a building to be used for social purposes
by the members of the student body.
This building would contain dining halls,
lounging rooms, and committee rooms.
Another suggestion was a field after the
fashion of the famous “Soldier’s field”
at Harvard. Other purely symbolic
ideas were a statue, a gateway, pillars,
and a flag-staff.
When the response to these sugges
tions is gained from students and alumni,
a decision will be reached as to the type
of memorial to be erected, and some
sort of campaign will at once be put
| into operation. It is not believed by
those interested in the project that there
will be any difficulty connected with put
ting it across, because of its general ap
URGED ON STUDENTS
Advantage Given Those Entering For
Spring Term, If Request
With term schedule sheets coining out
next Saturday and faculty plans for
the new* term all complete, students are
beginning to decide upon their courses
in order that they may register before
going home for the spring term.
prp.registration starts Saturday and
will continue through examination week.
Carlton Spencer, registrar, urges that
present students complete their registra
tion in order to allow the new students, j
coming for the spring term, to have!
plenty of time to register after arriving
on the campus, following the close of
the Easter vacation. It is also urged that
students take better care of the schedule
sheets as only a limited number are be
THOMPSON GOES HOME.
Edward W. Thompson, a major in the
• ehool of commerce, was forced to re
turn to his home in Portland the first of
the week because of illness.
Range-Finding Method Makes
Use of Galvanometers and Tin
Cans, says Major A. E. Rowland
“Firing at the masked battery of an
enemy from a range of 20,000 yards
might seem a comparatively easy prob
lem on paper. In the field, in actual
battle practice, it becomes a different
In this manner. Major A. E. Rowland
of the coast artillery corps summed up
the modern methods of range finding for
heavy artillery before the Science club
of the University of Oregon in Deady
hall last evening. During the war,
Major Rowland served in France with
the heavy artillery. He has been in this
branch of the service for several years
and at the present time is connected
with the military science department of
Flie chief problem in ranging is the
location of enemy batteries, Major Row
land explained. There are several meth
ods of location, one being that of find
ing the enemy’s position by observation
and photographs from the air. Another
method is to locate a gun by its flash
and then to time the sound of the shot
to the observer’s own position. Gen
erally, however, a battery is placed so
that an observer cannot see the flash.
During the war a new, complex sys
tem of sound ranging was evolved,
whereby a battery could concentrate its
fire to within a hundred yards of the
target. Behind the lines a number of
tin cans arc set up at measured inter
vals. These cans are equipped with
electrical detectors and are connected
by wire to a central station. For each
terminal is a galvanometer. The entire
landscape is plotted, and over this map
is drawn a mathematical scale showing
the locations of the various cans and
with lines projecting into the enemy’s
Whe^i the observer hears the fire of
an enemy’s gun he presses a button.
This immediately sets the sound de
tectors in operation. The air current,
striking against them, sets up a vibra
tion which is registered on the galvouo
meters at the central station. Here,
also is a graduated screen. As the sound
of the gun strikes each can it is record
ed on the screen to the hundredth of a
second. The observor is then able to
compute by a system of curves and
angles the approximate position of the
gun. He is also able to tell the calibre
of the gun by the shape of the mark
made on the screen.
This system cannot be used in heavy
firing from many batteries, since the
confusion of sounds striking the cans
makes detection of any particular tar
get impossible. On a quiet front, how
ever, the system has beeii used with
615' GLEE CLUB
TO K SPRING TRIP
Eastern Oregon Itinerary In
cludes Seven Towns
During the Easter vacation the Girls'
Glee club will tour the eastern section
of the state on the annual spring trip.
This is the first time in several years
that the girls’ organization has booked a
jaunt through the counties east of the
Cascades and the itinerary this year in
cludes recitals in Enterprise, Heppner,
Pendleton, La Grande, Baker, Hood
The girls will give a concert it* Hills
boro March 25, then leave for the re
mote eastern part of the state to make
their initial appearance of the tour in
Enterprise on March 28. The club will
travel in a special car on the main line
of the O. \V. R. and N.
Don Davis Is Manager.
Last year the Girls’ Glee club visited
southern Oregon towns during the
spring recess and met with great suc
cess. The organization which is to
visit the counties east of the Cascades
this year has been built around a nucleus
of last year’s club, and contrary to cus
tom has appeared in a home concert be
fore visiting state towns. Leland A.
Coon, director of the club, believes the
home concert and the first performance
given in Springfield have helped much
in perfecting the singers and musicians,
and says he has no fear of presenting
them to any audience in the state.
Don Davis, business manager of the
tour, also tried to book a concert in The
Dalles on the next to the last lap of the
homeward journey, but was unable to
do so because of a local performance
billed for the same evening. The club
substituted Hillsboro for The Dalles.
Davis will accompany the club in its
Program Is Improved.
Professor Leland Coon states that the
organization has been fortunate in se
curing good financial terms for the tour.
Although the home performance was
highly successful. Professor Coon says
that the program for the concerts of
the tour has been improved and inti
mates that the up-state audiences are
going to be given a rare treat.
Imogene L. Letcher will appear with
the glee club as accompanist. Follow
ing is the list of the girls who will make
the trip: Genevieve Clancy, Laura Rand,
Marjorie Wells, Florence M. Garrett,
Alice Gohlke. Gwladvs M. Kpeney,
Friederike G. Schilke, Nell M. Gaylord,
Dorris I.. Hoefler. Marian M. Linn, Con
stance L. Miller. Naomi A. Wilson. .T.
Leah Zink, Bernice M. Altstoek, L. Belle
Chatburn. Eloise McPherson. Margaret
Phelps, Alberta M. Carson, Vashti B.
Hoskins. Elizabeth Kessi, Muriel M.
Meyers, Irene J. Rugk and S. Marjorie
Wells. , <* |
FOR COLUMBIA MEET
Eleven First Year Tracksters
Nafaied! For Portland Trip
The eleven men who will participate
in the annual Columbia University in
door track meet next Saturday after
noon have been chosen as the result of
the freshmen tryouts held last Satur
day and yesterday by “Hank” Foster,
freshmen track coach.
In the tryouts yesterday afternoon,
which were held on the campus be
cause of the muddy condition of the
track around Kincaid field, the results
were as follows:
50 Yard Dash: —-• 1st, Rockliey; 2nd,
Grilly; 3rd, Covalt.
220 Xard Dash:—1st, Grilly; 2nd, Co
valt, 3rd, Giho.
440 Yard Dash:—1st, Cook, 2nd,
Itosebraught; 3rd, Gore.
In the two tryouts Saturday after
noon Beatie came in first and Gavdcnir
second in the half mile, while Byers
came in first in the mile.
The eleven men who leave for Port
land Friday and their events are: Web
er, pole vault, high jump and hurdles;
Spearow, pole vault, high jump and
broad jump; Parsons, shot put; Rosen
borg, pole vault, high jump and broad
jump; Covalt, 220 and 50 yard dashes;
Rosebraugli, 440; Rockliey, 50 yard
dash; Grilly, 220; Cook, 440; Beatie,
half mile and Byers, mile.
While fighting under the difficulties of
bad weather, Foster has turned out a
well balanced early season aggregation,
which should make a good showing
against its competitors, among whom
O. A. C. and Multnomah will figure
MISS CASE ON LYCEUM
Graduate Books Entertainments for El
Victoria Case. ’20. who is booking for
the Ellison-White lyceum courses is
making good in that work, according to
word which has been received on the
campus by friends.
Miss Case's work has been in the
Oregon towns where she has been book
ing the lyceum courses for next winter.
The work involves getting a certain
number of guarantors in each town and
arranging other details of the courses.
While <n the University last fall Miss
Case did postgraduate work and was
president of the Thacher cottage group.
WOMEN’S EDITION TO APPEAR.
The Scribblers’ club will publish a wo
men’s edition of the Washington State
Evergreen early in April. Several new
features are expected to appear in the
AIDED BY GUILD LIGHTS
Color Scheme Used At Opening Will Be
Used In Return of "King of the
Castles” In Campus Theater.
The color scheme of the costumes
ami scenery that caused so much favor
able comment at the time of the first
production of Anna Landsbury Beck’s
operetta, “King of the Castles,” will be
aided by the lighting effects possible on
the Guild Theater stage where the oper
etta will be repented on Friday evening
at 8:15 and Saturday afternoon at 2:15,
March 18 and 111, by the students of the
campus high school. The first appear
ance was in the Eugene theater.
“Judging 'frohn the rehearsals, this
performance will be as interesting as the
first one,” said Mrs. Beck, director of
the operetta. “T'hc proceeds from this
one go into the high school athletic fund
and the students are working hnrd.”
Tickets may be obtained at the Uni
versity school of music or the Univer
sity high school at any time, according
to Mrs. Beck. The price of admission
will be 50 cents for the evening enter
tainment and 85 cents for the matinee.
M. C. A. TO ELECT
OFFICERS APRIL 12
Installation Banquet Will Be
At Hotel Osbum
Plans for the election of officers of
I the campus Y. M. C. A. for the coming
year anti for the installation banquet
were made at a joint meeting of the As
sociation Friendship council and the
cabinet at the “Y.” hut Tuesday evening.
The election will be held on Tuesday.
April 12, one week after the opening of
(he spring term, and the banquet will
be held at Hotel Osburn that evening.
Nominations will be announced at. the
beginning of next term. The nominat
ing committee is composed of Lyle Bar
tholomew, chairman. Bib Carl, Don
Davis, and Virgil DeLttp. The arrange
ments for the election are in clinrgc of
the following committee: Kenneth
Lancefiehl, chairman, John Houston and
The retiring officers and the men that
have servved on the Cabinet and Friend
ship council this year expressed them
selves as determined to put on the big
gest and finest banquet that has ever
welcomed new officers of the “Y.” The
Osburn was selected by the men in order
to accommodate the crowd of students
and faculty men that they expect and
because of the elaborate banquet thnt
was offered at a very reasonable price.
The committee in charge is composed of
•Too Ingram, chairman, John Gamble and
Thursday, April 7, was set for the last
meeting of these two organizations under
the present officers. At that time the
members of the cabinet will make final
reports for the year’s work of their de
partments and recommendations will be
drawn up for the program for the com
The retiring officers aVe: Boy Vcateh.
president; Joe Ingram, vice president;
Norton Winnard, secretary, and Elston
Ireland, treasurer. The cabinet has
consisted of twelve men in charge of de
partments of the association’s program.
The Fellowship council has been com
posed of about fifty men, three repre
senting each organization, nnd has been
the legislative body of the Y. M. C. A.
CLUB GIVEN CHARTER
Pi Lambda Theta, National Honorary
Fraternity, Decides in Favor of
Oregon Campus Chapter.
I’i Lambda Theta, women’s national
educational honorary fraternity, ban
granted a chapter to the Women’s Edu
cation club, according to a hitter re
ceived by Lillian Pearson, president of
the club, from the national secretary of
Pi Lambda Theta.
The letter said that the other chap
ters had unanimously decided to grant a
charter to the club on the Oregon cam
pus, and that further information would
Pi Lambda Theta is the women’s hon
orary education fraternity which corre
sponds to Phi Delta Kappa, the men’s
honorary which was installed last month.
PROFESSOR BOLITHO IN SPOKANE
Professor Thomas .7. Ttolitho of the
school of commerce has been in Spokane
for the past week, where he was called
by the death of his mother.
VOTE TO BE TOKEN
TODAY OH REVISED
By-laws ta Be Passed on At
Same Time As Proposed
NEW CODE EXPECTED
TO SAVE MUCH CASH
Student Finances Would Be on
Different Basis From
Hie new student body constitution,
presented to the A. S. U. O. at the stu
dent-body meeting last Thursday, will be
voted upon iu assembly this morning.
The new code, prepared in order to
place the A. S. U. O. upon a working
l.iuis compatible with its advancement in
recent years, will be presented for final
action along with the by-laws which will
he attached to it. The by-laws appear
in full elsewhere in this issue of the
Emerald. They embrnec but very few
changer, but action must be taken upon
them iu order to legalize their provisions
under the new constitution.
win uy division OT House.
'Hie vote on the constitution will be
til.-fti by division of the house. This
uns decided upon in order to save time.
So as not to interfere with the regular
assembly program, the time ordinarily
given to announcements will be taken
for the vote. No announcements, save
one or two important ones, will be made
at the assembly.
The new1 constitution, fundamentally,
embraces a change in the financial sys
tem. The control of the A. S. U. O.
funds is placed in the hands of a single
council, which operates under a budget.
This, according to President Carlton
Savage, will provide a financial system
which will result in the saving of hun
dreds of dollars to the students each
year. Tender the -present system, no
student committee is directly responsible
for the disbursements of funds, a diffi
culty which the new code eliminates.
The executive committee, forensic
council and athletic council will be
merged into the executive council by
the new constitution. This is intended
to provide unity of action which will re
sult in better and more simple control of
student activities. The membership of
this council is divided among students,
faculty members and alumni, in order to
provide an ample check upon its actions.
“The new constitution not only pro
vides a working system of sufficient
scope to care for the A. S. U. O. activi
ties,” said President Savage, “but wfll
mean an actual saving, which only a
regulated budgetary system can pro
The address before the assembly will
be delivered by Bishop Walter T. Sum
ner who is making his annual visit to
the University campus. He will speak
on “Self Government.”
The remainder of the program will
include the customary songs and prayer,
but the announcements will be eliminat
ed in order to provide time for the vot
ing upon the now constitution. Student
sentiment, according to President Sav
age, is highly in favor of the new code,
which, ho states, has been evolved after
a conscientious effort to provide a sys
tem adequate to the needs of a student
body vastly larger than the student
body for, which the present constitu
tion was framed.
ARTISTS TO ENTERTAIN
Sculpture Society Discusses Plans for
Party for Next Term.
Plans for an entertainment to be given
in the spring term were discussed by the
sculpture society at their luncheon at the
Anchorage Tuesday noon, according to
Miss Brownell Frasier, president of the
society. This will be for the entire stu
dent body and all of the other art organ
izations will be asked to take part in its
An inspiring talk was given by Pro
fessor Avard Fairbanks, of the sculpture
department, on the work of the society
on the campus and of other similar or
ganizations in the east and in Paris. He
spoke of the society as being the means
of furthering the advancement of sculp
ture and art interests in the state as Well
as on the campus. Fourteen members
were present at the meeting. Flans for
initiation were discussed and they will
he formulated at the next meeting. T
o’clock tonight in the sculpturing studio.