Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 27, 1923, Image 1

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    Oregon Daily Emerald
Triangular Clash Will Decide
Championship; Varsity Has
Several Veterans
Sale of Light Wines and Beers
Will Be Question Discussed
in Villard Friday
Thursday night, March 1, Oregon's
negative debate team, consisting of
Paul Patterson and Max Maceoby, will
meet the University of Washington af
firmative team in what is likely to be
the biggest forensic event of the year.
This debate, which will be held in Seat
tle, is the first of the Oregon-Stanford
Washington triangular forensic contest.
On the following evening, March 2,
Charles Lamb and Ralph Bailey, the
Oregon affirmative team, will meet the
Stanford negative in Villard hall. That
same evening Washington’s affirmative
will meet Stanford's negative at Palo
Alto. This series of debates will de
termine the Pacific coast champions.
“These coming two weeks present the
greatest period of forensic activity of
the year, and we can justly expect large
crowds to turn out for the debates,”
said Prof. C. D. Thorpe of the public
speaking department and coach of both
the men's and women’s teams. Both ;
Washington and Stanford are working
hard to put their home debates over
big. Washington alone is preparing for
at least two thousand persons to turn
out there Thursday night.
The question, “Resolved that the
Federal government should legalize the
manufacture and sale of light wines and
beers,” is one that is of nation wide
interest, and is one that is being dis
cussed by many prominent persons and
papers of the country.
Oregon Has Three Veterans
Three veterans are representing Ore
gon this year, and for this reason the
University has a good chance to win
according to Professor Thorpe. Paul
Patterson holds the record of never
having lost a debate, and will give
Washington a lively contest, said Mr.
Thorpe. He has been on the Oregon
team for two years. He also has been
selected to represent the University in
the Old Line oratorical contest to be
held in Albany March 9. Lamb helped
to defeat the Stanford team at Palo
Alto last year, and is ready to put
up a hard fight against the same op
ponent Friday night, said Mr. Thorpe.
Ralph Bailey is the other veteran. He
was a member of the team which won
over Washington last year. Max Mac
coby is a new man in debate this year,
but his work has shown up exceedingly
well, and he will undoubtedly put up a
splendid fight, said Mr. Thorpe.
The women's varsity teams begin
their activities on March 8, when they
hold a dual debate with Oregon Agri
cultural college on the question, “Re
solved that the United States should
cancel the war debts of Belgium,
France and Italy.” This question has
become unusually interesting because
of the recent invasions of France into
Germany which have aroused much feel
ing for and against the French, pointed
out Professor Thorpe.
Women Meet O. A. C.
May Fenno and Frances Simpson
make up the affirmative team which
will debate on the campus against the
O. A. C. negative. Miss Fenno was a
member of last year’s team, and has
been active in forensic work during
^ier four years at the University.
This is the first year for Miss Simp
(Continued on page three.)
Guild Hall Star Will
Play Lead in Comedy
Hildegarde Repinen
Guild Hall Comedy Will Play
Three Performances
Ililclegarde Repinen, well-known star of
Guild Hall, is playing the lead in Bert
Davies’ comedy, “Three Sins,” which will
appear tomorrow night for the first per
formance on the campus and will run for
three nights.
The comedy is rich in satire, Davies
being well known for his satirical ability.
He has selected the prevalence of those
persons who consider that they can write
plays and has worked it in cleverly in the
plot. He has also taken some of the
special characteristics of the English law
court and has given them some hard
smacks. The entire production is rich in
humor and not only is the play com
edy ami very funny comedy, satire and
very clever satire, but, of especial inter
est to students of play writing, it is
technically perfect.
The cast follows:
Henry .Barney McPhillips
Evelyn Hughes .Lorna Coolidge
Miss Ferris.Katherine Watson
Paul Hughes .Darrel Larsen
Mr. Pearson .Tom Crosthwaite
Lady Epping .Hildegarde Repinen
Miss Berengaria Mortimer .
.Katherine Pinneo
Clinton Perry .Arthur H. Johnson
Judge Wray .Morris Bocock
Lord Oswald Bruce-Bannerman .
.David Swanson
Lady Lucy Lister . . Elizabeth Robinson
Miss Vanderhide .Mabel Gilham
Lady Beaeroft .Patricia Novlan
Lord Epping .Edwin Keech
Dr. Gull .Gordon Wilson
Mr. Craven, K. C.George Bronaugli
Mr. Hickory .Wade Kerr
Associate ...#....Lee Emery
The Court Usher . ...Cloyd Blackburn
^The boy .Katherine Watson
One month from today the last class
es of the term will be held. Only four
more weeks of sleepy 8 o’clocks, of
weary 1 o ’clocks. Only four weeks of
showing up in classes when one’s mind
is in the mountains or on the millrace
or even just outside the class room
door. And after these four weeks—
(delightful climax) there are three days
of exams. The 28th, 29th, and 30th
will be occupied in finding out the
amount of knowledge that has been
stored in each student’s brain. The
spring vacation begins Saturday, the
31st, and extends through April to the
Kappa Sigma announces the pledging
of Paul Carey of Palo Alto, California.
Earth Tremor in Lake County
Observed by Arthur Campbell
Earthquakes in the Lake county
country are a phenomenon which great
ly surpasses the thrill of sticking to
the hurricane deck of a bucking bron
cho sunfishing and darting through the
tall sagebrush, intimates Arthur Camp
bell, member of the class of 1922, in a
letter written to Dr. W. D. Smith, head
of the department of geology. Camp
bell, who is principal in the Lakeview
high school, relates his personal exper
iences during the earth tremor and
tells of several interesting incidents.
While on the campus, Campbell was ac
tive in student body activities.
“As I was reading the Emerald in
the high school library this afternoon,
I noticed your article about the lack
of proper instruments for the record
ing of earthquakes in Oregon,” writes
Campbell in his informative letter to
Dr. Smith. “I have a copy of your
paper on earthquakes in Oregon, and
I after an experience I recently went
through I read it again with interest.
‘ The experience I refer to occurred
on the evening of January 10. I was
working in the gymnasium with the
basketball team at the time and was
playing center and jumping for the
ball. When I hit the floor everything
i seemed to have gone wild. The floor
was moving and there was a severe
rumbling in the earth. These shocks
lasted for about five or six seconds, and
were of increasing strength to the last
I tremor, which was the strongest and
stopped with a seeming thud.”
Campbell in his letter minutely de
scribes the quakes and Dr. Smith will
use this data in revising his paper on
Oregon earthquakes. According to
i Campbell, the area in which the earth
quake was felt was extensive in the
(Continued on page three.)
William Buchanan High Point
Man With Record of 559
Out of Possible 600
Hendricks Hall Wins in Do-Nut
Contest With 454 Out of
a Maximum 500
All six stages of the ninth corps area
rifle match have been fired by the three
teams representing the University, with
final scores of 5368 for the first team,
5240 for the second, and 4928 for the
third. The score of the first team is
approximately two hundred points
above the score made last year, states
Lieutenant M. E. Knowles, in charge of
rifle shooting, and the military depart
ment is confident that Oregon has plac
ed herself with the first five teams at
least. The results of the meet, in which
all coast and northwestern colleges main
I taining R. O. T. C. units took part, will
be announced March 5.
High individual score for Oregon vras
made by William E. Buchanan, who
made 559. Lyle Nosier scored 553 and
Sherman W. Smith 549. These scores
are computed on a basis of 600. In the
sitting position Thomas Page seored 99
out of a possible 100, and Buchanan
made 95 in the standing position.
Scores made by the first team follow:
W. E. Buchanan, 559 out of a possible
600; Lyle Nosier, 553; T. N. Page, 548;
Joe Peak, 546; Rupert Gilbert, 543; W.
C. Haydon, 528; Ed Britts, 525; L. B.
Blackney, 524; John M. Larson, 522;
and Carrol Ford, 520.
O. A. C. Team Picked
The personnel of the first team of 15
men picked by Lieutenant Knowles to
represent Oregon at Corvallis against
O. A. C., March 10, are W. E. Buchanan,
Lyle Nosier, S. S. Smith, T. N. Page,
Joe Peak, Frank DeSpain, W. M. Ait
ken, Rupert Gilbert, Ted Mays, Ralph
Van Waters, E. Robnette, W. C. Hay
den, Ed Britts, L. B. Blackney, and
Robert McKnight. Alternates are O. J.
Beatty, J. M. Larson, A. B. Dorsey and
Carrol Ford.
Hendricks Wins Meet
In the girls ’ do-nut meet just com
pleted the Hendricks hall first team
placed first with 454 points out of a
possible 500. Other teams stood as fol
lows: Freebooters (town girls’ team),
452; Alpha Xi Delta, 451; Hendricks
hall second team, 427; Susan Campbell
first team, 422; and Susan Campbell
second team, 399. Due to sickness, and
pressure of campus activities, no other
girls ’ houses were represented. A meet,
in which all organizations will be en
tered, will be held later in the spring.
Higli scores for the girls were made
by Katherine Kressman, Hendricks hall,
97; Paloma Randleman, Alpha Xi Delta,
94, and Lola Keiser, Eugene, 93.
State Development Will Be Stressed
in Short Course for Chamber
of Commerce Secretaries
The third annual meeting of Oregon
chamber of commerce secretaries at the
University school of business adminis
tration for a sjiort course in business
and commercial work is scheduled for
April 2 to 7. Members of the business
faculty and other professors will con
duct the classes assisted by outs, lec
turers brought here for the occasion.
While only 25 secretaries attended last
year, it is expected that at least 50 will
enroll for the course this year.
From April 2 to 6 the secretaries will
devote their time to regular class work
in the classrooms of the school of busi
ness administration. As far as is
known at present the group will not be
divided into separate classes.
While the program has not been
worked out in detail as yet, it is known
that the course will be divided into
three distinct sections: that which con
cerns the secretaries themselves, that
which involves the community as a
whole, and club technique. Special em
phasis will be made this year on the
discussion of problems of state develop
In addition to the business faculty,
other speakers definitely arranged for
are A. S. Dudley secretary-manager of
the Society of Chamber of Commerce,
! who will give a series of lectures dur
ing the week, and Ralph D. Casey, pro
i fessor in the school of journalism, who
will discuss how the secretaries may
; get their best results in the newspapers.
Mr. Casev was formerly on the staff of
the Seattle Chamber of Commerce.
The semi annual meeting of the state
association of commercial secretaries
1 will be held some time during the-week.
Leader’s Discordant Yell
Attracts English Rooters
Colonel Gets Excited During Progress of Rugby
Game and Forgets That Oregon Spirit Is
Far Too Noisy for Foreign Stands
By Colonel John Leader
London, Feb. 10.—(Special to the
Emerald.)—I am writing this letter
from a craving for sympathy, because
I regret to say that in the first football
game I witnessed in England I behaved
in a manner which was admittedly un
becoming to an officer and a gentle
man. I had just come back from a kind
of dime novel trip in Ireland and found
that 1 had arrived in London just in
time for one of our great football games
and that my hosts had secured me a
ticket for the stand. Personally I am
more socially fitted for the bleachers,
but I took thankfully what was offer
The next day we traveled down to
the suburb where the game was taking
place, my two kinsmen tvho accompan
ied me being faultlessly dressed from
their pearl stick pins to their elegant
spats. I also was dressed somewhat
above my station and looked far hand
somer than you have ever seen me,
having made some slight additions to
my pre-war wardrobe. I remember
when first I came to America cursing
bitterly because some of the comforts
I was accustomed to in the old country
were lacking, but I confess that I spend
most of my time cursing now, because
so many comforts are lacking to which
one has become accustomed in the last
five years. This applies particularly
to football. The stand which is the
biggest rugby stand in England holds
10,000 people most uncomfortably, and
the rest -of the onlookers stand in rows
round the field and try hard to see
something of the game by craning over
one another’s heads. No arrangements
whatever are made for the' comfort of
anybody. ,
After seeing the rugby game again,
I must unhesitatingly reiterate my op
inion that there is no comparison what
ever between the rugby and the Amer
ican game. Both nations have been
trying in every way to improve their
national football game, but as there
are over a thousand men in England
who play rugby to one man in America
who plays our game, the progress in
rugby has naturally been far greater.
There are thrills every moment of the
game, and whereas I read somewhere
that there are only six minutes actual
play in the average American game
there are at least sixty minutes of ac
tual play in the hour and ten minutes
which a rugby game takes. Rugby is
to our game, what baseball is to cricket.
This particular game was a most
thrilling one and on many occasions
even my immaculate kinsmen sitting on
either side of me said softly, “Played,
Sir,” or “Played indeed, Sir.” On many
occasions the bleachers opposite us
broke into quite vigorous clapping of
hands and one particularly vulgar old
lady sitting in front of me who evi
dently had a son playing once called
out quite sharply “Bravo, Bill.” I ad
mit, of course, that I used sometimes
to get almost enthusiastic myself over
the varsity games in Oregon but that
is long ago now, and let us draw a veil
over my hideous past.
At the same time I admit to feeling
(Continued on page three.)
Amendments to Constitution to
Be Considered
The regular bi-monthly meeting of
the A. S. TJ. O. will be held during the
assembly hour Thursday morning in
Villard hall. In addition to the busi
ness of the student body which will
be presented by John MacGregor, pres
ident, there will be a brief address on
student problems by Dr. Jesse Kellems,
a University alumnus of Eugene.
Several amendments to the constitu
tion of the A. S. U. O. will be presented
for the consideration of the students
and as these are all of vital importance
to the welfare of the campus it is urg
ed that all students make a special ef
fort to attend the meeting. It is proba
ble that action will be taken on these
amendments at the meeting as there
will not be another regular gathering
of the associated students this term. An
outline of the proposed changes in the
constitution will be announced in the
Wednesday Emerald so that all stu
dents may have an opportunity to con
sider them carefully before they come
to the meeting.
At a meeting of the executive coun
cil this evening these amendments will
be presented for approval and will then
come before the student body for the
final decision.
Reports will be received from the
Greater Oregon committee on the work
which has been done under the revised
system during the past Christmas va
cation and plans for further work on
the part of this committee will be an
nounced by Paul Patterson, chairman.
It is expected that work will be done
to further the advertising of the Uni
versity among the higher grade of stu
dents in the state high schools who are
to be encouraged to come to Oregon.
During the coming spring vacation the
committee will carry on some definite
program of work in their home towns,
which will be explained at this meet
There will also be a report on the
gift which the A. S. U. O. made to Col
onel John Leader recently on the eve
of his departure for England.
The cat was let out of the bag, liter
ally as well as figuratively when Hilde
garde Repinen announced her engage
ment to William Enke, Sunday night at
the Tri Dclt house. The girls were as
sembled in the den late at night, all the
lights but one were turned out and
a dazed Persian cat was allowed to es
cape from the bag in which he had
been imprisoned. Around his neck he
bore a card on which was written “Hil
degarde and Bill.” Miss Repinen is
a junior in the University and very
| prominent in campus dramatics. She is
a member of Delta Delta Delta, Mask
and Buskin and Kwama. Mr. Enke is
a member of the class of ’24 also.
Price Will Be Reduced $.50 if
Drive Is Successful
A campaign to secure 200 additional
. Oregano, subscriptions will begin tomor
row and close Saturday. The reason for
waging a second campaign is iu reduce
as low as possible the cost of the col
lege year-book to the University stu
dents, and this will only be possible
if an extra 260 subscriptions are se
cured. The number subscribed in the
first drive was 11160 and if an extra 100
is subscribed, the price of the book
will be reduced to $4.50; and if another
100 subscriptions are secured the price
will be lowered to $4.25. If this cam
paign is successful, this will be the
lowest price for which the Oregana has
ever been sold. The sales price of the
1921 Oregana was $5.00 per, copy. How
ever the reduction all depends on the
success of the drive.
The 1923 Oregana will be the largest
book that has ever been put out and
will contain more new features than
previous issues. Velma Farnham, edi
tor of the year book, was in Portland
three days last week discussing the
plan of the book with the printers, se
lecting the type, and arranging with the
engravers for the cuts to be used.
This campaign is launched only for
the purpose of reducing the cost of
the book to the students; which is now
$4.75. The co-operation of the students
will be needed to put the Oregana over
as the “biggest and best.” Those who
care to subscribe can do so at the Co
op during the days on which the new
drive will continue, February 28 until
March 3.
Squad Tired by Northern Trip
But Fans Look for Win from
Willamette Bearcats
Zimmerman Only Man Oregon
Will Lose by Graduation;
Prospects Good
Tlie Oregon Varsity meets the Wil
lamette Bearcats at Salem tonight in
the last game of the season and should
bring up their northwest percentage
average by a win over the Capitol city
quintet. The Bearcats have lost a ma
jority of their games this season, and
were badly defeated by the Varsity in
the game here so all dope points to
an Oregon victory.
The members of the squad arrived
home Sunday afternoon from the north
ern trip, and were all pretty wtell
tired out after the strenuous twelve day
trip. According to Coach Bolder the
men were all “hopped up” for the Ida
ho game, which they lost by the nar
row margin of five points and from
that time on played poor basketball,
because of the fact that all hope of
winning the championship was gone.
May Use All Men
i ne team is not in the best of eon
ilition for the Willamlette mix, but
will no doubt be able to win from the
Bearcats because of their better team
work and shooting ability. Willamette
pulled a surprise last year and hung
two late season defeats on the Lemon
Yellow, but their chances of repeating
the stunt this year are slim.
The entire squad will make the trip
to Salem, since it is the last one of
the season, and unless the game is quite
close will probably all get a chance
to break into the lineup.
Idaho and Washington went into a
tie for the Northwest championship
when the Huskies defeated Oregon last
Saturday night, and are arranging to
play a three game series on a neutral
floor for the championship. Coach Boh
ler refused to predict as to which team
will win, as lie says Idaho has the best
passing combination and Washington
the best shots.
To Play California
Whichever team wins will play the
University of California for the Pacific
Coast championship, as after the Bears
beat Stanford three out of four games
the Stanford authorities showed
real sportsmanship by renouncing all
claims to the pennant although they
were tied with the Bears in the per
centage column.
Although the percentage column of
the Northwest would seem to indicate
that the Oregon squad is one of the
weaker teams of the conference the
scores of the games it has played will
disaprove this as we won one game
from Idaho which is tied with Washing
ton for the top of the column, and lost
the game played here to Washington
by only two points, and these were
made in'the last thirty seconds of play.
Besides this Oregon has beaten every
team in the conference with the excep
tion of Washington State, which team,
although doped to be one of the weak
est aggregation,!, hung two lop-sided
defeats on the Lemon-Yellow score
The team, under Coach Bolder, has
done a great deal more than was ex
pected of them at the first of the sea
son, and with the loss of only one man,
Don Zimmerman, Oregon should have
an outfit that will lead the conference
next season, local fans believe.
Sandburg Stays Up Till Dawn
Meeting with Campus Groups
By Nancy Wilson
With his brown-clad ankles anil his
blackclad feet dangling easily over the
edge of a table, his banjo across his
knees, and coffee of long coldness and
creamless blackness at his elbow, Carl
Sandburg on his recent Visit to the Uni
versity of Oregon, sat up and talked
-to a group of students and faculty mem
mers. He sat from twelve o’clock Fri
day night until a foggy seven o'clock
Saturday morning.
The informal talk began at midnight
at the Anchorage tea house. The poet
had been invited there by members of
Crossroads, an upperelass and faculty
philosophical group, after his lecture
and the reception given by Pot and
t^uill and Ye Tabard Inn, literary or
ganizatiohs on the campus. The cans
eric began at that hour and continued
while the hours grew small and length
ened slowly into the longer ones of
dawn. The /ire went out and the tea
house was cold; so was the coffee, and
the sandwiches were gone, but the poet
and members of the informal party
talked on. At 3:30 Sandburg put on
his overcoat and closed a window, but
was not in the least ready to go.
“1 am good for the entire night with
a group like this,” he said. He recited
pootrv and played his banjo, asked ques
tions and listened to original poems
and ballads that some of the men pre
sent had heard here and there in log
ging camps and out of the way places.
Sandburg is interested in the sort of
poetry that is in this country analog
ous to the folk songs of the old world,
and as lie travels about lie tries to pick
up scraps of rhyme and rhythm for his
rag-bag collection.
At four o’clock when Sandburg put
on his overcoat some of the faculty men
present woke from their fascinated daze
(Continued on page three.)