Oregon Daily Emerald -----UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, OREGON, THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 1921. NO. 101. FIRST CANOE FETE YET IS COAL FOR JUNIOR WEEK-END Unusual * Decorative Effects Sought; Large Turn out Expected TWO CIJPS AND CASH CONSTITUTE PRIZES Committees to meet Friday to Arrange Further Details. 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 $15. 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 event. 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. Arthur Hicks. 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. Stunts—George Pasto. Prizes and Awards — Clyde Davis, chairman; Madge Calkins. Glee Clubs — Horace Hair, chair man. 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 derided upon: 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 illness. MASK AND BUSKIN IS LOOKING FOR AUTHOR Takeoff On Faculty Or Campus Af fairs Wanted As Main Stunt for Junior Vaudeville. 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 very recently. “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 peal. early registration URGED ON STUDENTS Advantage Given Those Entering For Spring Term, If Request Is Granted. 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 ing printed. 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 proposition.” 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 the University. 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 territory. 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 great effect.. 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 River. 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 tour. 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. , <* | FRESHEN SELECTED 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 prominently. MISS CASE ON LYCEUM Graduate Books Entertainments for El lison-White Company. 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 publication. OPERETTA PRODUCTION 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. Y. 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 Kay Osburn. 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 Elston Ireland. 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 ing year. 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. WOMEN’S EDUCATION 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 follow. 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 GOVERNMENT FORM By-laws ta Be Passed on At Same Time As Proposed Constitution NEW CODE EXPECTED TO SAVE MUCH CASH Student Finances Would Be on Different Basis From Present System 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. Committees Merged. 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 vide.” 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 presentation. 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.