Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, May 23, 1923, Image 1

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Nomination Meetings Choose
Candidates for Race for
Next Year’s Offices
Yearlings Postpone Polling
Until Tomorrow; Sophs
to Elect Today
With 17 freshmen nominated for
k, sophomore class officers for next year,
and 12 sophomores in the race for jun
ior offices, today’s elections ought to
be lively and interesting. The nomi-.
nees for junior president are Ted Gil
lenwaters, Milton Steiner, and Bon
Woodward. James Leake, Floyd Mc
Kalson, Fred Martin and Kenneth Ste
phenson are out for sophomore execu
The freshmen will not have their elec
tion today, as was planned, but will
wait until tomorrow. A committee ap
pointed by President Eugene Rich
mond at the meeting yesterday, de
cided in a conference last night to hold
over the election and to have ballots
printed. The committee, Rodney Keat
ing, Marian Hill and Clarence Toole,
also set the hours that the polls will be
open as 10:00 a. m. to 4 p. m. and the
polling place as the hall downstairs in
Sophs Elect Today
Sophomore elections will be held this
afternoon from 10:00 a. m. to 3:30
p. m., at the same place. The ballots
will not be printed but the names of
the candidates will be put on a bulletin
board, and the voters will write in their
choices. Junior elections for next year’s
senior officers will be held in Villard
from 10:00 to 3:00 Thursday. Claude
Robinson will be chairman.
Senior nominations will be held to
day in a junior class meeting in the
assembly hall, at 5:00 p. m.
Candidates for sophomore and jun
ior offices were put forward yesterday
afternoon at class meetings in Villard.
At the ’25 gathering members of the
class were reminded of the importance
of getting the best officers for next
year, because of the junior week-end
work that they will have to shoulder.
A vote of appreciation to retiring offi
cers was passed unanimously by the
Many Candidates Enter
The freshmen, in nominating candi
dates for their president when they are
sophomores, took into consideration
principally the ability of the men in
taking charge of the class of ’27. Other
candidates were put in the race with
the ”1 have in mind a—” of associated
student nomination assembly fame.
The candidates for junior positions
President: Ted Gillenwaters, Milton
Steiner, Don Woodward; vice-presdient:
Mary Harris, Marie Myers; secretary,
Helen Atkinson, Florence Blake, Ra
chel Chezem, Margaret Powers, Cath
erine Spall; treasurer, Wendell Law
rence, Frank Wright.
The candidates for sophomore offi
ces aTe:
President: James Leake, Floyd Mc
Kalson, Fred Martin, Kenneth Stephen
son: vice-president, Anna DeWitte,
Catharine Lyons, Anna McCabe; secre
tary, Marion Bowman, Mary Brandt,
Adrienne Hazard, Freda Runes: treas
urer, Lea MsoPike; sergeant at arms,
Gordon Bennett, Paul Krausse, Steele
Phi Sigma Pi announces the pledging
of Monte Byers of Portland.
Geologists Get Out of
Awkward Position
Now this is a bear story. Fish stor
ies cannot scale the heights up which
the heavy quadrupeds amble near
Lucky Boy mine is the opinion of Ian
Campbell and George Biggs, geology
But the two rock artists let fly a few
big notes when they rounded a bend
and saw not a hundred yards away
three black bears.
Yeah—those brunoes put the pets of
little Goldilocks to blear-eyed shame.
There were two big bears and one little
bear (just like little Goldilock’s col
Our heroic gallants did not gallop
away as their feet urged them to. They
fingered their pre-historic cast-iron mal
let and forth sallied a few lightning
blue expletives to decide who would
examine the geography of the bear’s,
Time passed. The bears scrutinized
the low-brows a little distance away.
The “homines sapiennes” stored away
in their cranial bulbs such frightful de
tails as to the left hind foot, third toe,
having a millimeter of nail missing.
The stragetic movement was yet to
be achieved. Storming the shaggy
brutes was deemed inadvisable, for rea
sons best known to the warriors. Flank
ing was impossible, owing to the geo
graphical situation, and certain tenta
tive objections on the part of the mid-1
night trio.
However since the bears were too
cowardly, too lacking in that cognitive
process known as thinking, to advance,
the wiser and more discriminating ge
ologists uttered a few choice impreca
tions and left undisputed the hundred
yard yawning canyon that lay between
the hostile parties.
Orations to be Given at Moscow
Tomorrow; Prize is $100
Paul Patterson, Oregon ’a veteran de
bater and orator left this morning for
Moscow, Idaho, where he will repre
sent the University in the Tri-State or
the Northwest oratorical contest tomor
row night. Other institutions competing
in the meet are the University of Wash
ington and the University of Idaho. The
contest is conducted by the bar asso
ciation of Seattle which offers a prize
of $100 to the student whom the judges
select as giving the best oration.
“The Statue of Liberty, Her Back
to the World,” is the title of Patter
son’s oration. It is a plea for America
to take an international attitude and
to take part in the reconstruction of
Europe. Forensic coaches declare the
speech to be well written and of a most
vigorous and worth while theme. Sev
eral who have heard the oration say it
is one of the best they have ever heard.
The contest tomorrow will be the
second of its nature in which Patterson
has participated this year. He repre
sented the University at the Old Line
state oratorical contest held earlier in
the year.
The Northwest oratorical meet is an
annual event, and is staged each year
at one of the competing institutions.
Last year it was held at the University
of Washington, this year at the Univer
sity of Idaho and the University of Ore
gon will be next year’s meeting place.
Balph Bailey was the University orator
at the contest held in Seattle last year,
when Idaho captured first place.
Balph Hoeber, now graduate assistant
in the departments of economics and
public speaking, won the prize at the
oratorical contest three years ago.
The Knees of the Bee and the
Snake’s Hips Ain’t So, But»
By E. J. H.
Despite the modern phrase to the con
trary, the snake really has no hips and
the knees of the bee are, after all, some
what mythical. Having thus dispelled
two pretty illusions at one fell swoop,
let’s be on with the proper intent of
this yarn.
The P. E. girls, having decided that
too many Oregon co-eds were trying to
emulate the physical properties of the
reptile family in regards to streamline
hips, hitched slantwise across the body
in Spanish bandolier fashion, conceived
of a great idea.
There would be a posture drive with
publicity, stunts, music and all the ap
purtenances, conveyances, instruments,
and hereditaments pertaining thereto
and therefor. All rights protected, in
cluding the Scandinavian.
So tomorrow the drive is on!
First we herald the Hump family in
a neat and tidy skit of multifold shapes.
The Humps, be it admitted, are the
creation of Mildred Brown, and may
be seen at the Co-op, the Women’s
building, and also at one or more other
places during the next two days. This,
the curtain raising feature of the drive,
is likewise intended as a shoulder rais
ing feature. The Humps are perhaps
the crookedest family outside of cap
tivity. Corvallis papers please copy.
Today there will also be the exhi
bition and judging of several posture
posters in the Woman’s building. The
judges include all women of the gym
classes and any stray girl who happens
to be in the building during the day.
Later these posters will be placed at
various spots on the campus for pub
lic consumption.
Likewise there is now open for gen
eral inspection a display of women’s
shoes. What to wear, how to wear ’em,
(Continued on page three.)
Craft Belonging to Herman
Blaesing Stolen and
Riddled by Boys
Fairmount Gang Suspected
Because of Threats
of Vengeance
A canoe owned by Herman Blaesing,
Delta Tau Delta, was stolen from the
mill race portage late Monday evening
and shot full of holes by a suspected
leader of a roughneck bunch of boys
living in the Fairmount district, known
to University officials as the “Fair
mount Gang.” The canoe was complete
ly riddled with bullet holes, 13 being
the actual count.
Bussell Gowans and Blaesing had
gone up the race about 5 o ’clock in the
canoe and left the boat at the portage
taking out the lazy backs, paddles and
cushions before they set out for their
destination. At 5:30 the canoe was
still at the portage and about 15 min
utes later the men heard shots in the
river, but did not think anything about
them, nor even fearing for the safety
of their canoe. At 5:40 the men went
for their canoe and were surprised to
find it missing. They walked back to
the house and returned to the head of
the mill-race in another canoe.
Missing Canoe Found
Upon their arrival they perceived the
missing canoe on the opposite side of
the river and started after it. As they
paddled across the river a young fellow
was found paddling the stolen canoe
back to the mill-race side of the river
with a small piece of wood. Gowans
and Bleasing asked the lone canoeist
what he was doing with their canoe, to
which he replied that he had found it
floating down the Willamette river and
was returning it to the other side. They
then gave him a paddle and he took the
boat back to the portage. Previous to
the appearance of Gowans and Blae
sing at the portage the lone canoeist
had asked a party of girls who were
on the island to witness the fact that
he bad not shot the canoe full of holes
and that he was only towing it back to
the portage.
The reason for the renewed attack of
the Fairmount gang is believed to be
in the fact that the gang two weeks ago
built a raft at the head of the race
and accused University students of cut
ting it loose. It is revenge that they
are seeking and have declared that they
will not stop until they have done $500
damage to the University canoeists.
Sheriff Given Details
The details of the affair have been
given to the Lane county sheriff who is
working on the case.
The present outbreak is thought to
be a continuation of the gang who an
noyed University canoeists in 1913 and
1914. In the spring of 1914 a canoe
party was attacked with rocks by a
bunch of town ruffians and created a
stir in the University life. As a result
of this attack a group of men of the
Beta Theta Pi and Sigma Nu frater
nities formed an organization, and dis
guised half of the party in women’s
clothes and went up the race to break
up the gang. A battle is reported to
have taken place but no hand to hand
affairs. There was a rumor on the cam
pus at that time to the effect that the
University students were carrying fire
arms and meant to use them in case any
more attacks were made. This report
tended to break up the activities of the
A good clue is believed to have been
obtained as to who is the ringleader of
the gang and with the authorities work
ing on the case an arrest may be ex
pected any time and the identity of the
gang discovered. The age of the mem
bers of the group is believed to be be
tween 20 and 25.
R. 0. T. C. TO MARCH MAY 30
Colonel Sinclair Bequests All Cadets
to Participate Memorial Day
An invitation to the R. O. T. C. cadets
to turn out for the parade on Memorial
day, received recently from the patriot
ic organizations in Eugene which are in
charge of the program for the day, has
been accepted by Colonel Sinclair, for
the men.
All men still taking the military work
have been told of the invitation and are
asked to turn out to help honor the na
tional heroes, but those who have fin
ished drilling are requested by the Col
onel to put on their uniforms once more
and be in the parade. No equipment
can be turned in, nor can the $10 de
posit be recovered until after May 30.
The R. O. T. C. band, which was pre
viously asked to play in the services
will probably come out.
Idea and Setting of “The Hour Hand” Inspired
tor Mrs. A. L. Beck by Residence in
Alpine Country Last Summer
“The Hour Hand,” folk opera com
posed by Mrs. Anna Landsbury Beck of
University of Oregon school of music,
will be produced at the Heilig theatre
in Eugene on May 31, under the direc
tion of the author, with a cast drawn
from the musical talent of the Univer
The opera is based entirely upon
Swiss folk music and folklore, much of
which was collected in Switzerland last
summer by Mrs. Beck, during the Euro
pean tour conducted by faculty mem
bers of the school of music. Mrs. Beck’s
father was a Swiss, a native of the
Bernese Alps, which accounts in part
for her interest in the traditions and
folklore of the Swiss people. She had
carried on research work in the life and
history of Swiss villages, and in the
work of the herdsmen, clockmakers,
and other characters that appear in her
opera, for over two years. The folk
songs, however, upon which Mrs. Beck
has based the music of her opera, were
not obtainable in this country, and it
was in little Alpine villages, little ham
i lets of the Oberland, that she collected
the tunes and songs now woven into
“The Hour Hand.”
The opera is given in an historical
setting, the drama being of historical
significance. It does not pretend to
be chronologically correct, but it is not
inaccurate, or, as the author expressed
it, “it all could have happoncd.” It
brings out the Swiss spirit of indepen
dence, the people’s value of, and strug
gle for liberty.
The spirit of the entire opera is the
carnival spirit for the month May is
the time of the year, when the herds are
taken to the pasturelands of the high
Alps. The departure of the herds is an
occasion of great festivity in Swiss vil
lage life. Acts I and II are concerned
with preparations for the festival, and
Act III shows the festival itself, with
gay music and folk dances. One of the
events of this time of merrymaking is
the striking for the first time of a
great clock, made by the master clock
continued on page three.)
Ingenious Plot is Presented in
Guild Hall Production
“ Broxopp’s Beans for Babies” though
a very euphonious phrase for adver
tising, presents a question, as it did to
the wife in “The Great Broxopp,”
Guild Hall’s next play, a three act com
eny by Milne, to be staged tomorrow,
Friday and Saturday.
“Why Beans?” asked Mrs. Broxopp
of her husband. “Why not beans?” the
Great Broxopp answered and when the
lady asked timidly whether babies liked
beans he anounced, “They will when I
start advertising.”
Nor was Broxopp far from wrong.
He made his name famous and a pass
word. It was repeated in conversations
many times a day. It blazed forth
from card signs and posters. He was
the Great Broxopp, an advertising gen
ius. Which was all very well until the
young Broxopp grew up and went to
Eton and to Oxford and encountered
the ridicule and the haranguing that
was the prize of having a name that
was common coin in the hands of those
interested in patent medicine ailments.
And to make matters worse, the son had
been posed for the picture that went
with the ad, and grinned toothless in
quiry “Are you a Broxopp Baby?” to
the general populace.
The plot would never have existed
if there had been no beautiful girl who
made Jack very conscious of the pos
ters. There being one, he was inclined
to disagree with what his father con
sidered the first things. Broxopp fur
nishes an interesting study of the typi
cal busines man with all the cutomary
reactions and a good share of homely
human nature mixed in. He is a sort
of a stage Mr. Babbitt.
Mr. Milne, whose play it is, has been
very successful in his productions, this
particular one to be produced in the
United States for the first time next
season. Great successes of his in the
past have been “Mr. Pirn,” “Truth
about Blayds,” “Dover Road” and “Be
Dr. M. E. Jamagin Donates Collection
of Thomas Jefferson’s Writings
What is believed to be an unusual
collection of the writings of Thomas
Jefi^son, entitled ’’Memoir, Corres
pondence and Miscellanies,” has been
donated the University library recent
ly by Dr. M. E. Jamagin of Coburg.
The work comes in three volumes and
was edited in 1829 by Thomas Jefferson
Randolph. According to M. H. Douglas,
librarian, the fact that the work is not
listed in any of the auction sale cata
logs of old books, indicates that the edi
tion is rare. The library has received
a large number of rare old books from
different sources lately, books which
are interesting from the standpoint of
their age, and which are valuable addi
tions to the library.
Frances Marion Douglas was elected
president of the Women’s Oregon club
for the ensuing year at a meeting held
at the Bungalow last night. Other offi
cers elected included Bertha Atkinson,
vice-president; Emily Huston, secre
tary and Thelma Kimberling, treasurer.
Dorothy Cushman is the retiring presi
dent. For the remainder of the term
meetings will be held every Monday
night at the Bungalow instead of every
two weeks as waa the custom formerly.
Craftsmen Club Home May Be
Ready by Next Fall
Plans for a Masonic club house val
ued at over $10,000 are being formu
lated by the Craftsmen club, University
Masonic organization, and construction
on the proposed building may begin
this summer in order to have it ready
for use next year, according to Bobert
F. Callahan, president of the club. Two
lots on 14th Avenue, in the rear of the
Sigma Alpha Epsilon house, have been
purchased by the Eugene Masons for
the site of the building.
The house will be a Masonic Temple
and not a fraternity or living organiza
tion, said Callahan. The actual build
ing plans for the club house have not
yet been made, but it will be either a
one or two story structure. Plans will be
discussed at tho meeting of the club
which will be held next Thursday.
The local Masons purchased the lots
and at least some of the money for con
struction will be furnished by the
Grand Lodge.
A week from next Friday, Callahan
or a committee of the Craftsmen will
confer with the Past Master’s Associa
tion of Medford on details of the fi
nancial backing of the project. Last
Saturday evening a committee of the
Past Masters of Eugene and a commit
tee of the Craftsmen met with G. G.
Brown, Grand Master of Oregon, at the
Hotel Osborne, to discuss plans for the
club house.
The committee of Eugene Masons
who bought the lots for the building
consisted of Bobert Callahan, Fred
Fisk, a member of the board of regents,
Senator Henry A. Tromp, M. M. Davis
and Gordon Fish.
An election of officers will be held
at the meeting of the club next Thurs
day. The present officers are Bobert
Callahan, president; Prof. Frank A.
Nagley. vice-president; Shirley Ed
wards, secretary; and Wesley Frater,
Tennis Tournament to Begin this Week;
Intercollegiate Games with O. A. C.
Follow on May 26
The class teams for women's tennis
have been chosen, following a series
of tryout tournaments. Tho personnel
of the teams as announced by Dorcas
Conklin, head of this sport is as fol
lows; freshmen,Marjorie Vale, Anna
De Witt, Chloe Bobcrts and Dora Gor
don; sophomores, Inez Fairchild, Mil
dred Crain, Augusta De Witt and Flor
ence Huntress; juniors, Adah Harkness,
Irene Perkins, Florence Baker, Maude
Graham; seniors, Wave Leslie, Margar
et Clark, Mildred Brown and Leah
The freshman-sophomore and junior
senior interclass tournaments starting
this week, must be completed by six
o ’clock Friday, May 25. The schedule
of games has been posted at the en
trance of the gym at the Woman’s
building. The interclass intercollegiate
games with O. A. C. will be played
here May 26, according to the following
10 o’clock, freshmen doubles; sopho
more doubles.
11 o’clock, junior singles; senior sin
2 o’clock, freshmen singles; sopho
more singles.
3 o’clock, junior doubles; senior
Men Encouraged by Showing
Made Against Aggies in
Dual Meet Friday
Washington Is Redoubtable
for Oregon; Close Score
Is Anticipated
Encouraged by the excellent showing
against the strong Aggie squad last
Saturday, Bill Hayward’s track men
aro working hard to get in good shape
for another dual meet this week-end,
the annual affair with the University
of Washington which is billed for the
Seattle stadium next Saturday after
Sixteen men will be taken to Seattle
for this event most of whom Coach
Hayward has already selected. The un
expected strength shown by the Lemon
Yellow in a number of events last Sat
urday has boosted the varsity chances
considerably for the tilt with the Hus
kies, and prospects for a victory are
far from dim. Washington lias a strong
well-balanced squad this year but her
strength seems to be concentrated in
the same events that Oregon is strong
in which indicates that the meet will
be a close, hard-fought affair.
“I expect a very close meet," said
Bill Hayward yesterday. “Washington
has a well-balanced track squad but
we will also present a extra strong ar
ray and should give them a good rub.”
Team Personnel Chosen
Bill is fairly well decided on who
he will take to Seattle for every event
except the pole vault. In this event
Ralph Spearow is a sure bet but Shrimp
Phillips and Holdman will have to vault
it out this week to get the trip. In
the century dash Oregon will bo repre
sented by Captain Larson and Del Ober
teuffer. These two will also run in the
220 with the aid of Lucas. The 440
will be circled by Yic Risley and Art
For the half-mile Oregon has
“Speed” Peltier and Bill Kays. Pel
tier will also run in the mile together
with Curry. Guy Koepp is Oregon’s
representative in the two-mile. Hunt,
Bowles and Larson will participate in
the low hurdles. Hunt and Bowles will
also run in the high hurdles. Starr and
Bylor will put the shot and hurl the
javelin. Byler also will take part in
the discus throw together with Kamma,
who won this event last Saturday.
Bowles and Spearow are billed for the
broad-jump and Spearow and Stivers
for the high jump.
Belay Team Unpicked
From this group Bill has yet to se
lect a relay team. Hardenburg who is
suffering from a bad leg will probably
be unable to get in shape by Saturday
leaving Oregon somewhat weak in this
The fact that Washington is strong
was displayed a eouple of weeks ago
when the Huskies walked away with
their meet against W. S. C. by the
score of 98 to 33, taking first place in
every event but two. Tlie Seattle ath
letes took all three places in the 100
and first and second places in the 220,
440, half-mile, discus, shot-put, pole
vault, high-jump and broad-jump. How
ever the marks made in the meet were
on the whole no better than those set
by Hayward’s men in the meet with the
Aggies and some were several notches
lower. Hence Oregon should be able
to cop enough places to give the Hus
kies an excellent fight for the laurels.
One of the features of the Saturday
meet will no doubt be the 100-yard dash
in which Captain Larson of Oregon and
Vic Hurley of Washington are sche
duled to compete. Theso two aro prob
ably among the fastest century men in
the Northwest and it would not be sur
prising if either of them toppled a rec
ord this year. Last Saturday Larson
captured the 100 in the fast time of
9:9 seconds while in the W. 8. C. meet
Hurley took this event in 10 seconds
flat. In the Oregon-Washington meet
last year the Lemon-Yellow speedster
nosed out Hurley by tearing off the
dash in 9 and 4-5 seconds.
With less than a full month of school
work left those men in physical edu
cation classes who have excused ab
sences in excess of three will have to
make them up before the end of the
term if credit is expected. If they are
not made up no credit can be given.
All regular classes including restricted
men and specials will have posture drill
on Friday of this week at the regular
gym hour. Resrticted men and specials
can take the drill at any time during
j the day when it is most convenient for
I them—during regular class hours at
9, 10, 11, 2 and 3 on Friday.