VOLUME XXIV. UNIVERSITY OF OREGON. EUGENE, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1922 NUMBER 20 PLEDGE WILL BE DELIVERED TIM Governor Olcott Comes Here Today for Fourth Time To Administer Vow COLONEL GILBERT TO SPEAK Veteran Chaplain Will Have As His Topic “Romance of Oregon” THE OREGON PLEDGE “As a student at the University which is maintained by the people of Oregon, I heartily acknowledge •he obligation I owe. The opportun ities open to «ne lie-e for securing training, ideals and vision for life I deeply appreciate, and regard as a sacred trust, and do hereby pledge my honor that it shall Be my most cherished purpose to render as boun tiful a return to the Oregon people ami 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 commonwealth. The twelfth annual pledge service of the University of Oregon, in which the students acknowledge their debt to the state, will be held this morning at 11 o’clock in the Woman’s building. Gov ernor Ben W.. Olcott will administer the pledge and Colonel W. S. Gilbert, chaplain of the O. N. G. and a member of the board of regents, will be the speaker of the day, with “Romance of Oregon,” as his topic. Governor Olcott has administered the pledge for the last three years and will make the trip to the campus especially for that purpose. He will read the pledge to the. student body, and at its conclusion the students will rise in tok en of their assent. Gilbert Is Veteran Colonel W. S. Gilbert, the speaker of the day, has served for 25 years with the state and United States armed for ces, which entitles him to the rank of ccionel. He served with the 3rd Oregon in the Philippines and again on the Mexican border, after which the old 3rd was demobilized. When the world war broke out, Major Gilbert went to France with the 162 infantry with which he served with distinction during the en tire war. As the musical feature of the pro gram and symbolizing the spiyt of the day. the Men’s Glee club will sing the pledge song, the music and words of which were written by John Stark Evans, of the school of music, especial ly for the pledge day services. In addi tion to the singing of the pledge, the other musical features of the program will be a selection from the “Fortune Teller” by the orchestra, Mighty Ore gon by the orchestra and glee club and an entrance march by the orchestra. Program Is Full Bcause of the crowded program, there will be no time devoted to announce ments, according to Karl Onthank, as the program is already filled. The stu dents are asked not to start to leave the room until the first strains of “March, March on Down the Field” ard begun and then to file out in the usual order. Pledge day was founded in 1912, when Governor West administered the pledge for the first time. At that time there were only 600 students registered in the University. The service was j (Continued on page three.) SPECIAL TRAIN FOR THUNDERING THOUSAND Reduced Rates Will Lessen Expense, Enable Return Saturday; 800 Expected to See Game A special train over the Oregon Elec tric, leaving Eugene at 7:30 Saturday morning and departing from Portland southward bound that same evening, will carry l niversitv of Oregon rooters and band to the state metropolis for the Oregon-Idalio game. Art Rosebraugh, captain of the Thun J dering Thousand, in explaining the ad vantages of this special, pointed out that students will be enabled to make the round-trip on the same day, there by greatly lessening expenses. The ticket to Portland for the big inter collegiate clash will sell for a few cents over the $5 mark. Although the autumnal rains may keep a few students on the campus Sat urday, especially residents or the dry parts of the state who are not yet ac climated to the mists of the Willamette valley, Rosebraugh expects that 800 or more will go north oil the special to 1 boost for the varsity in the pivotal game of the season. Students making the trip to Portland j nave been reminded that their student body tickets will entitle them to obtain ' seats in the Multnomah stadium at a reduced rate by taking these tickets to tire Co-op. Seats can be obtained for !00 cents when the student body ticket . is shown. FIGS! COACHES GLOOMY OVER WASHINGTON GAME Crippled Team Off for North Today in Poor Condition Coaches Ba* Williams and Skeet Manerud, and Manager Jack Day, witfi a freshman football squad of 20 men will leave Eugene at 5 o ’clock this af ternoon for Seattle, where the Oregon gridsters are scheduled to battle with the University of Washington frosh in the stadium Saturday afternoon. The Oregon babes, as a result of numerous injuries in the Columbia game last Sat urday are in poor condition for this tilt, undoubtedly the the hardest on the season’s schedule, and the coaches ex press little or no hope of a win. “The freshmen this year have Deen ' cursed with one of the liardest schedules of any team in years,” said Baz last i night. “All the games come right in a row without a single Saturday in which to rest up and recover if hurt. As a result we are facing the big game of the year Saturday with at least half a dozen men in poor condition to play because of injuries. If we had been given a week’s lay-off for the contest we might have got into a fair shape 'to give Washington a stiff battle. But as things stand now, the best I can pre dict is that the Frosh will not take the beating that the Oregon freshmen got from Washington last year.” Last year’s score was 42 to 7. Rook Game Soon After Baz also bemoans the fact that after the Washington game only a week re mains for the yearlings to get in shape for the traditional fracas wtih the O. A. C. Books. If more men are injured at Seattle, the team will be greatly hanidicapped for the Aggie tilt. As things now stand the freshmen lineup will miss the services of Wilcox and Bailey, two lighting guards, who were injured in the Columbia game. These two are in such a bad shape that they cannot be taken on the trip this afternoon. Purvine and Shreeve, half backs will be taken along but it is only a matter of luck whether they will last throughout the game Saturday, because! they are both badly bruised. Several others are in a bad way but will be tak en aldng nevertheless. The failing strength of the first year gridsters was (Continued on page three.) Vachel Lindsay Will Not Come Until Later; “Why? B-Cause” He made a mistake. Vachel did. Or perhaps it was just a case of poetic li cense. You can't expect a poet to be accurate about figures. Anyway, Mr. Vachel Lindsay will appear here No vember 28 instead of October 28, as has been announced. Word was receiv ed from Mr. Lindsay’s manager yester day that he had made an error in say ing he would be here in October; he meant to say November. Somebody must have muttered or somebody stuttered, or it just happened Bee-cause, as Mr. Lindsay himself has expressed it in one of his whimsical poems: TWO OLD CBOWS Two old crows sat on a fence rail. Two old crows sat on a fence rail, Thinking of effect and cause, Of weeds and flowers, And nature’s laws. One of them muttered, one of them stuttered, One of them stuttered, one of them muttered. Each of them thought far more than he uttered. One crow asked the other crow a riddle. One crow asked the other crow a riddle; Ifhe muttering crow Asked the stuttering crow, “Why does a bee have a sword to his fiddlet Why does a bee have a sword to his fiddle t” “Bee-cause, “Bee-cause,” said the other crow, BBBBBBBB B-cause.” Just then a bee flew close to their rail: "Bz z z zzz zzzz” And thoge two black crowB Turned pale, And away those crows did sail. Why t BBBBBBBBB B-cause BBBBBBBBB B-cause "Buzzzz zzz zzz GEOLOGISTS ELECT US Chester Fitch, Medford and Donald Smythe, Butte, Get Honorary Recognition INITIATION WILL BE SOON Superior Scholarship Shown By Two; Dr. Wheeler to Speak Nov. 1 With the election of new members I comes the announcement, from the of ficers of the Condon club, Oregon chap iter of the Geological and Mining So ciety of American Universities, that the plan of holding open meetings and bringing to the campus prominent speakers to wpeak ou geology and its allied sciences will be continued this year on a greater scale than in former years. Election of two active members, two honorary members, eight associate mem bers and one associating member was made known yesterday morning by Ian Campbell, president of the local unit of the national honorary geology soci ety. Harold McConnell, of Torpedo, Pa., and Homer A. Wise, of Bozeman, Mont., were taken into the organization as active members. Active membership is open only to geology majors who have won recognition through marked schol arship. The honorary members are Chester Fitch, of Medford and Donald Smythe, of Butte, Mont. Mr. Fitch, a graduate from Williams college, owns a large fruit ranch near Medford and has an active interest in all the natural sciences. Each year when students from the geology department go to Jackson county to study the Ashland quadrangle Mr. Fitch cooperates with them by map ping out the fossiliferous areas and tak ing them to places of geologic interest. Many of the new species of extinct faunal life found in the beds of the ancient Cretaceous seas by the students have been given the name of fitchi, honoring the naturalist. Smyth© Back from Peru Mr. Smythe is a graduate from the University geology department. He re cently returned from South America, where he was in the service of a copper incorporation mining in the high Andes near Lima, Peru. The associate members elected by the geology club include Ford E. Wilson of Salem; Guy Armuntrout, Karl Von der Ahe, Don Johnson, Ollio Mercer, 11 of Eugene; Francis Linklater, of I Hillsboro; Don Wilkinson, of The Dal lies, and Mac McLean, of Eugene. Phil Brogan, of Antelope, a journalism stu dent who is also interested in geology, was elected an associating member. On November 1, Dr. Raymond H. Wheeler will appear in the first open meeting of the Condon club this year. He will have as his subject, “The Role of Anthropology in Human Af fairs.” This meeting is to be held in Condon hall in the Administration buil ding next Wednesday evening at 7:30. On December 6, Professor A. R. Sweet ser will appear in a public lecture under the auspices of the club, having as his topic “Lichens and the Part They Have Played in Geological History.” Other activities to be held by the Condon club will be made known later. Two Parade Campus Yesterday the two men elected to ac tive membership, Harold McConnell and Homer Wise, paraded about the campus with geolog; picks and Aearing crim son and white, the Stanford colors. The national headquarters of the Geological and Mining Societies of American Uni versities is located at Stanford. The society was founded in 1892. Later in the season, probably a week from today just before the assembly j hour, McConnell and Wise will entertain the campus populace by cook ing flapjacks over a fire. The two in itiates will be garbed in the accouter ments of a miner and are supposed to ■ flip the cakes into the air wrhen brown ing both sides. Every time a flapjack misses the frying pan in its descent, the other elects will administer a “hot hand” to the neophyte. This will be i the first time the Condon club has stag- i ed its public initation in four years. ! O. A. C. PLANS HOMECOMING Oregon Agricultural College, Corval-; lis, Oct. 25.—Homecoming, November j 18. is to be a whirlwind affair this year, j Plans are under way which promise “something doing” every minute. The annual U. of O.-O. A. C. football game, | a tie for two years, is expected to draw the biggest crowd in years. Among lother attractions will be the bonfire Friday night, the bag rush Saturday morning, luncheon for “old grads” Sat urday noon in the college tea-room, and as a climax, the big homecoming dance. | LIMITED TIME DN IFAOSH mi GETS Thirty Hours Only Are to Be Used for Construction; Holiday Is Asked SENIOR WEEK IS TRADITION -- Committee for Handling All Drives Named; Request Already Presented Tlie plan for limiting the length of time for the construction of the annual Homecoming bonfire to 30 hours and providing a new plan for organization was recommended by the student conn (’i- at + He regular meeting last night, 'l'he resolution will be presented to the faculty and provides that no work shall be done on the bonfire until Thursday noon. Freshmen will be excused from all classes Thursday afternoon and Fri day, according to the terms of the plan. Final decision will be made by the fac ulty. Committee Is Provided If the student council plan goes through all preliminary work will be done beforehand. Poles dn which the pyre will be constructed are to be erec ted in advance. All the planning is to be under the supervision of a commit tee of 35 members. This committee will see to it that all freshmen are listed and are assigned a definite part of the work after the starting signal has sounded Thursday noon. It will also be the duty of the committee to have sources of material spotted, in order that there will be no delay in gathering the wood. Margaret Scott Chosen Margaret Scott was unanimously elected; University historian for the year. The eleeton was the result of the report of a nominating committee, and late last night it was reported that Miss Scott had accepted the position. Her staff will be announced at a later date. Senior Week Favored On the recommendation of the Tradi tions Committee it was decided to make Senior Leap Week one of tho traditions of the University. The date for this year was set for October 30 to Novem ber 4. A request for permission to put on a drive for European tollego students who are in need was presented. It was re ferred to a committee which is being formed similar to the one which acted last year. It was proposed to bring speakers here from other colleges and to put on a drive for three days. The appointment of a standing com mittee to handle the visits of literary nien to the campus was approved by tho council. DO-NUT DEBATE TO BE TRYOUT FOR VARSITY Season Will Close Decomber 14; Quos tion on Allied War Debt; Cup Will Be Given Representatives from practically ev ery woman's organization on the eam 1 ns met yesterday afternoon in the | commerce building to arrange plans for i do-nut debate. The debate season will begin soon and will end by the first of December in order that the best girl debaters can try out for the varsity team. The tryouts for the girls’ var sity team will be held on December 14. As in former years, a cup will be awarded to the winner of the do-nut debates. Oregon club won the cup last year. Hendricks hall won the shield on the previous year, having been winners in do-nut debate for three consecutive seasons. The question to bo debated bv the [women this year is, “Resolved: That 11 ho United States should cancel all Al lied war debts, with the exception of Great Britain.” Zet-n Kappa Psi, women’s national honorary debating fraternity, will su pervise the debates this year. Lurline Coulter is head of this society on the campus. All members of the teams will meet next Tuesday evening at 4:15 in the commerce 1 uilding. FILM TO BE SEEN HERE SHOWS LIFE OF EDISON First of Series on Inventors And Business Men The film, “The Benefactor,” to be shown in the commerce building this evening gives an intimate picture of the life and work of Thomas A. Edison. From his birthplace and early home in Milan, Ohio, many interesting sketches of his boyhood life are pictured. lie is shown at the age of fourteon in a cellar laboratory experimenting, and also in his early occupation ps a pub telegraph operator where he began his lirst, electrical experiments is pictured. Events leading to the great inven tions of his career such as the incandes cent lamp, the dynamo and the multiple system arc shown. Tin' picture in being shown under the auspices of tho University chamber of commerce, and is one of a series which tho chamber will offer the student body. Through the chamber, the school of business administration is endeavoring to bring to tho University the best industrial films of the country, thus giving the student a chance to know something about the technical process es in industry and also something of tho lives of the better known business men and inventors. The film this evening will bo shown ;it 7:30 in room 105, commerce building. No admission will be charged and anyone interested may attend. HOMECOMING PLANS MADE ^ * * ♦ * # # * ¥ Several Strong Features Outlined ********* GALA EVENTS SCHEDULED Outlines for the Homecoming celebra tion, oply 16 days distant, were clearly defined at the meeting of the Homecom ing committees last night. In the adoption of the Armistice Day theme into the Homecoming pro gram, in the “naturalizaton” and offer ing of the oath of friendship to grad uates of other alma maters during the Homecoming week-end, and in the pro posed reunions of other colleges here, all grouped around the Oregon Home coming, the University has added three strong features to its annual program and has formed stronger ties with the state at large. The usual University “blow-out” and night rally will be held on Friday night, after which the freshman bonfire will be lighted. Yell King Art Bosebraugh is in charge of the rally, and Jack Mey ers is in charge of th'e parade. It is the plan to have enough trucks this year for all the students to ride, in or der that they may devote their time to noise-making. About $500 will be ex pended for fireworks for the students, and a loving cup will be presented, as last year, to the organization presenting the most ingenious noise-maker. The faculty will decide concerning the freshman bonfire next Wednesday afternoon, November 1, and the senti ment of the committees is that the freshman class will do its reputation justice and provide a good fire, at the same time respecting the faculty deci sion. The fire is the big thing Friday night, and the entire student body will turn out and help, rather than let it be a fizzle should the frosh prove crowd ed for time, according to Leith Abbott. Mammoth is the word to be used to describe the parade which will be held /celebrating the peace program and Arm istice Day, Saturday morning. The American Legion is the pivot of the affair, and all the Legion posts in tho county will send delegates. All of the Eugene organizations and lodges will parade and the citizens will join in. The Legion will not parade in uniform. Half Couch is working to have every organ ization in the University turn gut its members to march informally in the! parade. The idea of the University and town committees is to have one great parade of citizens mingling in the lino of march, with many bauds to celebrate | peace, by an absence of military re-! galia. On Saturday afternoon Ilayward field will be the scene of many gala events beside the Qregon-W. 8. 0. football game. At 1 :.'iO p. m. the Pacific Coast conference cross country race will start and will later end on the Sold. In honor /of Armistice day, a flag will be raised on the pole on the field which will be! donated to the University by the Am erican Legion, and a 111 gun salute will i be fired to the national emblem. There will follow the annual Order of the ‘O’ parade, and between halves the “uat uralization” ceremonies, and the spe cial rooters feature will take place, and ’ probably also a serpentine. Plans for the Homecoming ball, to be held in the Armory and the Woman’s building are still in a formative state, and the committee under the chairman (Continued on page three.) ITS BEST CHANCE IN TWENTY YERRS Strong Line and Fast Backs of Vandal Team Have Fine Record PARSONS PUT IN AT HALF Latham, Johnson, King on List of Injured; Callison and Shields to Play l.laho moots Oregon at Portland Sat unlay in the annual contest between the two schools, and if the predictions of the Oregon coaches are of any value the northern team lias the best chance this year that they have ever had to win their game from the Varsity gridsters. Since athletic relations between tho two schools were opened in 1900 the Idaho teams have never been successful in landing a victory, so for the last seven or eight years they have looked forward to the Oregon game as their biggest contest. The Vandals this year have an ex ceptionally strong line, and a fast bnck lield, and in two early season games have made a record for themselves, as they beat Whitman three to nothing iind held Washington to a two to noth ing score. Chances Look Even This would seem to indicate that they have about an equal chance with the Lemon-Yellow men as both won ijom Whitman by a margin of three points. Hinco the contest with Whitman at Pen dleton last Saturday though, tho Oregon squad has boen greatly weakened by urther injuries to some of their star^, and will have to play a lot faster ball against Idaho than they have boen showing in practice if they want to Win. Many of tho injuries nro to backfield men, and Chuck Parsons who made a •strong record in his freshman year in the backfield lias been shifted from the lino to halfback position in practice, and may play in that position against the Vandals. Hunk Latham and Ward Johnson both have injured legs and their chan ces of getting into tho contest Satur day are small. George King had his hands injured in the Whitman battle and will be lucky if ho recovers by Sat urday. Strong Line Needed The line is being strengthened for action against the Vandals by the ad dition of Tiny Shields and Prink Cal fison, but Idaho has one of the strong est lines on tho coast this year, so the varsity will need all the additions they can muster. Prink Callison and Terry Johnson have been added to the training table and are both expected to bo in shape for Idaho. Terry is a lineman and has been making a line showing at end in scrimmage. Tho Idaho game is tho first letter game of the season for the Oregon team, and also the first Pacific Coast confer ence game, so a great deul is at stake. If Oregon wins wo have a good chance with any of the teams, while a loss will rather put the teum out of the running for coast honors. TBTm 2181 STUDENTS IN FINN. ENROLLMENT Men Out-Number Women By Nearly 200 Majority The University now has a total en rollment of 2181 students including spe cials, according to the latest reports from the registrar’s office. The men are nearly 200 in the majority, but the percentage of women is high compared with that of former years. The number of men is 11811 and women 998. A large number of students take spe cial courses and also a comparatively large number of graduates aro taking advanced work or studying for master degrees. i he total number of students is div ed among the four years as follows: Men Women Freshmen .852 315 Sophomores .302 260 Juniors .219 198 Seniors .204 160 Graduates . 34 22 Specials . 38 27 K. 11. U. Specials . 30 15 Law Specials . 4 1 Registration for the fall term is dos ed and all desiring admittance at this late date will bo refused entrance un til next year, it is understood.