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

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    Oregon Daily Emerald
i Freshmen Bonfire Workers
Encouraged By Early
Morning Refreshments
Noise-Making Machines
Will Insure a Raucous
Affair; Rally at Eight
By Kathrine Kressmann
Homecoming is here. Today the
grads will be pouring in on every
train and tonight will view the big
rumpus, bonfire, rally and noise
parade. .
The bonfire is rearing its head to
ward * the sky.- The frosh started
work at noon yesterday and are
supplied with more material than
they will need. Every known sort
^ of conveyance was in use to bring
in material to the fire. Horses,
trucks, autos and even a Ford bug
with a wagon tied on as a trailer
were seen tearing through the
Hammering is Loud
All night the noise of hammering
kept the neighborhood of Kincaid
awake. At 1:30 the freshman wo
men served coffee and food to the
workers. The frosh show an excel
lent spirit, says Jack High, who is
supervising the fire. Several fresh
man men were excused from work
because of other activities, but they
did not want to leave the job and
stayed there, working on the pile.
Clifford Zherung, the freshman in
charge of the fire has been on the
job every minute. His methods of
organization are proving successful
and the frosh are working with a
At 6:30 tonight when the fire is
touched off it will light the scene
of the mobilization of the entire
University. Everyone is expected
to be out early for the fire. The
noise making machines will be
gathered at the Sigma Chi corner.
Every house must have its noise
maker on hand by 6:45, says Eddie
Edlunds, in charge of the parade.
TrucKB Provided
All students should be in line for
the parade by 7:00 o’clock sharp.
It is necessary that all girls be out
on time in their old clothes. There
will be trucks for them to ride on
among the howling monsters the
men are providing.
“It is going to be the biggest,
and noisiest parade ever held,” says
Edlunds. A big silver cup is the
prize for the most raucous noise
combination. Every man in charge
of a house noise-maker must report
the name of the organization and
type of racket machine before noon
today, in order to have a place as
signed to them in the parade. Ed
lunds warns the houses that unless
he has this report there will be no
space for their machines in the
competitive line-up.
Men in charge of noise machines
jnust stay on the machines during
the bonfire, says Edlunds. This is
absolutely necessary in order that
the parade may get under way as
soon as the fire is over. The foot
ball team is to ride near the front
of the parade on a truck. There
will be no grads in this year’s
March Order Told
The line of march is as follows:
Start at the Sigma Chi corner, 13th
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Homecoming and the big game—what more could the campus
ask? The old graduates back and the ancient football foe on
the field! The event is in the laps of the gods. May the omens
be propitious!
The adopted alumni are coming, too, in large numbers. Their
letters of acceptance have been full of warm loyalty to Oregon.
Far from their own college homes, they are transferring a part
of their affection to the University of their adopted state!
How heartily they are welcomed into the family by Old Oregon
need not be told. May each year strengthen the ties which
bind them to us.
The old classes are coming back, bringing a benediction with
their coming. They knew not football in those early days; but
then was born, in spite of such handicaps, the old Oregon spirit
which has served so well to give quality and distinction to the
University. We are proud of their achievements and boast of
their records as the full justification of all the faith the state
has had in the work of education. May their Homecomings be
many and full of joy!
A cordial “Hello,” together with the more dignified “Wel
come home,” goes out to every son and daughter of Oregon
returning to the old home scenes today. Whether by birth or by
adoption, all are members of the same great family, and all
loyally dedicated to the high cause of an ever finer civilization
and an ever greater state.
Hello, Grads and Adopted Alumni. The University is yours
with a hearty welcome. The doors of every organization swing
wide for you, and every younger member of the Oregon family
is happy for the opportunity to greet and entertain you. Home
again, wo ‘unite to fight for Oregon.”
Phi Sigma Pi Defeats Sigma
Pi Tau By Good Score
The Sigma Chi team defeated the
Oregon club squad yesterday by the
close score of 19 to 17. For the entire
first half and for over 10 minutes
in the second half, the Oregon club
quintet was in the lead. The extda
burst of speed that the winners put
on in the last part of the second
half saved the day for them. In
the first of the game the Oregon
club team had a 7-point lead.
The game was comparatively fast,
but the Sigma Chis lacked the fight
and accurate basket shooting that
characterizde their playing in the
first games of the tournament. Their
shooting was bad and although the
ball was under their basket and in
their territory a large part of the
game ,they missed a score of easy
shots. Oregon club was handicap
ped by the loss of Taylor, one of
the best centers in the league, and
McGinnis, their best forward.
Stoddard and Palmer did the
heavy scoring for the winners, as
Stoddard made eight points and
Palmer four. Morelock, playing
guarl for the Oregon club team, was
the big gun for the losers, scoring
seven points. WestermanL looped
The Phi Sigma Pi basketball
team won an easy victory over the
Sigma Pi Taus by the score of 16
to 7, in a game played last night.
The players were noticeably lacking
in team work and accuracy in
shooting. The game was rough and
was fairly fast.
Starting out in the first half with
a small lead, the winners kept ad
ding to it until they were 10 points
ahead of the Sigma Pi Taus at the
end of the first half.
Hoar starred for the winners with
six joints, and Huston and Johnson
looped a total of four each. Miller,
the center for the losers, was high
point man on his team and scored
five counters.
Dean Straub Coming Back
to Rest in Quiet at Home
Bean John Straub, “Oregon’s
Grand Old Man,” will return home
today. For the past six weelcs Dean
Straub has been confined in a Port
land hospital, where he underwent
a serious operation over a month
ago. His condition, the doctors say,
will now permit him to leave the
hospital and return to his home, but
not to his official duties on the
The dean’s many friends cannot
' »r- 1 yet. The doctors forbid it.
bus condition, they say, is such that
he ( annot be visited by even his
best friends. Because the dean suf
fered very intense pain for a long
period following his operation, he
is still nervous and the physicians
fear that if he were excited the
shock might be serious. Notice will'
be given his friends when they may
visit him, but until they receive
such notiee it would be far better
if he were not disturbed.
Prof. O. F. Stafford, Dean Straub's
son-in-law, says the dean will prob
ably be in condition to resume his
duties as dean of men by the be
ginning of next term. His recovery
from now on should be rapid, Pro
fessor Stafford said. He declared
that when the dean had fully re
covered from the operation, which
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Murray Warner Collection
Will Be Dedicated
“American-Chinese Relations” will
be the subject of the address of
Dr. E. T. Williams at assembly in
the Woman’s building this morning
at eleven o’clock. At this assembly
there will be the formal dedication
of the Murray Warner collection of
Oriental art and the announcement
of new gifts to this collection by
Mrs. Gertrude Bass Warner.
The definite content of Dr. Wil
liams’ address has not been made
public, but it is assured to be in
teresting. Mrs. Warner says that
he is an expert on China and Chinese
.affairs in this country. Dr. Williams
has spent much time in China in
connection with the United States
legation and in special work for the
department of State. He was former
secretary of Far Eastern affairs.
Dr. Williams is reputed to be a
very good authority on Oriental art
and it is particularly appropriate
that he speak at this assembly since
it concerns the reopening of the art
collection given by Mrs. Warner tc
the University. He was a very
warm friend of the late Murray
Warner, for whom the art collection
js named.
The position that Dr. Williams
holds now is that of professor ol
Oriental languages andj literature
in the University of California. He
is very well versed in the Chinese
language and customs, having spent
nine years in missionary worl
among the Chinese people. Aftei
this he became interpreter to the Am
erican consulate-general at Shanghai
Later he held important positions
with the Chinese government and
then with representatives of tht
United States government in China,
Dr. Williams was a delegate to
the peace conference in Paris in
1919 and was on the committee on
armaments. He is also noted foi
his work as an author, having
written several books and articles
on the affairs in the Far Fast.
Other features of the program ol
today’s assembly include, beside th«
dedication of the art collection, a
vocal solo by Frank Jue, Homecom
ing song, “Come Back to Oregon,’1
sung by the Glee elubs, an address
by Seid G. Back, well-known Chin
ese merchant of Portland. Home
coming plans will be outlined by
Haddon Bopkhey, general chairman
of the Homecoming committee.
Beverend E. V. Stivers of the
Christian Church will pronounce the
At the suggestion of the board
of regents, the drives through the
campus are closed this fall, because
of the past carelessness of car
drivers. Much time and care is
spent on the up-keep of the grounds
under the direction of H. M. Fisher,
superintendent of grounds, but this
did not deter the cars from being
run and parked on the grass.
Many New Gifts Add Beauty
and interest; Oriental
Library Has Rare Books
Lighting Effects Arranged
to Lend Atmosphere; Gifts
Have Rich Associations
By the Post Grad
Priceless relics of a civilization
that had a sophisticated apprecia
tion of line, color, and decorative
symbol long before America was
discovered will be on display today
an the Woman's building.
The reopening of the Murray
Warner memorial collection of
Oriental art works is a milestone in
Oregon and Pacific coast artistic
and intellectual development. A
comparatively young people will see
and appreciate examples of the im
pressive work of artists, decorators
and craftsmen who lived in the bril
liant creative periods of Chinese
age-long history.
The museum in the Woman’s
building will be opened to the pub
lic at 1 o’clock this afternoon. The
addition of two large exhibition
roofs, one of which was set aside
for museum purposes because of the
interest of the Woman’s league, pro
vides an opportunity for adequately
showing the relics and curios of a
great civilization. Those who have
been privileged to see the collec
tion, augmented as it is by many
new gifts from Mrs. Murray Warner,
have not found it possible to
describe the beauty, charm and in
terest of the collection.
Library is Given
The visitor today will see, first
of all, as he enters the northdoor of
the Woman’s building, the statue of
the God of Mercy. This has unusual
historical value. On the upper floor
bf the building the visitor enters the
Oriental library, stocked with rare
books on Chinese and Japanese art,
history, folklore, and tradition. The
library is also the gift of Mrs.
Warner. The visitor obtains in this
room a glimpse of rare Chinese
paintings in black and white. Some
of the ancient Chinese artists, dis
taining to use a brush to paint their
creations, applied paint direct with
£heir fingers. Curiosities—nol Ex
amine the three paintings executed
in this fashion that hang in the
museum library and note the fine
craftsmanship, the exquisite techni
Artists’ Work Seen
The room adjoining the library,
formerly the meeting place of the
•Women’s league, is now a treasure
chamber. Casually the visitor goes
from cabinet to cabinet, examining
the old bronzes, the antique brasses,
the gay and colorful arm bands, the
embroideries, the tapestries, the
Chinese lacquer.
The full significance of all this
splendor comes when the visitor haB
looked into the last exhibit case.
Suddenly he realizes the glory of
it all—the color, the delicacy, the
fine taste and discrimination, the
workmanship. And there steals upon
him the realization of the univer
sality of art, and the enduring
quality of the wprk of the artist.
What of the deeds of the ancient
Chinese warriors! What of the rich
man and the statesman Their
work forgotten. But here is the
artist’s legacy, two beautifully earv
ed incense burners, here a sun
flaked vase, there a cabinet con
taining choice blue and white china,
and across the way an antique
bronze temple bell. The eye re
vels in the treasures. The mind
attempts to bridge the gap between
fhe ancient times of the brilliant
Manehu period and the mundane
Case Contains Vase
The choicest bronzes are in a
cabinet in the middle of the room.
This case contains a particularly
valuable lotus vase, the bronze dogs,
jrhich were placed on guard in the
temples generations ago.
The brasses are at the north wall.
One of the exhibits is an interest
ing Chinese mirror. The artist de
signed it to frighten away evil
spirits. The spirit looked in the
mirror and fled at the sight of his
A small case contains the old and
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* vo p. m,—.Registration at the
Ad building. All Oregon alumni
and visiting Alumni must regis
ter in order to secure tickets to
6.30 p.m.—Ceremony and lighting of
frosh bonfire on Kincaid field.
7:15 p. m. — Start of the noise
parade from corner of 13th and
Alder. All participants are asked
to be in line at 7 o’clock. Parade
route down Alder to 11th, 11th
to Willamette, Willamette to 7th
to Eugene Armory.
8:15 p. m.—Rally at the Armory.
Alumni and rooters ’ section down
stairs. University girls and towns
people upstairs. Snappy musical
program given by the Glee clubs
and Varsity quartet, also Jack
Myers’ Mid-Night Sons featuring
college songs.
8 a. m. to 1 p.m.—Registration of
alumni at the Add building.
9 a. m.—Delt-Betn frosh tug-o’-war,
mill race.
9:30 a. m.—Laying Sigma Nu corner
stone at their new location on
11th, between Alder and Hilyard.
10 a.m.—Annual alumni meeting,
Guild Hall.
10 a.m.—Oregon vs. O. A. C. soccer
game on Kincaid Field.
11:00 a m.—Reunion class ’93 at
home of Mrs. L. H. Johnson, 1284
E. 13th street.
11:30 to 1:30 p.m.—Campus Lunch
eon. Alumni and upperclassmen at
men’s gymnasium. Underclass
men and visitors at the outside
gym. Music will be furnished by
the University Band and the Var
sity quartet.
2 p. m.—Oregon, O. A. C., Idaho
cross-country run. Start and fin
ish on Hayward field.
2:20 p. m.—Order of O Parade on
Hayward field.
2:30 p. m.—Annual football classic,
Oregon vs. O. A. C. on Hayward
6 p. m.—Order of O banquet at the
Campa Shop.
8:30 to 12 p. m.—Annual Homecom
ing dance. Alumni and Upper
classmen at the Woman’s Build
ing. Special musical entertain
ment will be provided in the
Alumni Hall for those not desir
ing to dance. Underclassmen and
visitors’ dance at the Armory.
The Warner Museum will be open
for inspection at the following
times: Friday, 1:30 to 10:30. Sat
urday, 9 a. m. to 10 p. m. Sunday,
3 to 5.
Elimination Contests to Be
Held Tuesday Night
As a result of the debate last
night' between Delta Zeta and Alpha
Pi, Delta Zeta will be the third
member of the triangular debate to
be held next week. The other con
testants will be Susan Campbell and
Hendricks halls, who took first and
second places, respectively, Wednes
day night.
The contest last night was for
the purpose of working off the tie
which existed between Delta Zeta
and Alpha Delta Pi after Wednes
day night’s round of all entrants
in the league.
Yesterday afternoon representa
tives of the winning men’s and
women’s teams met in Villard hall
to decide the dates of the semi-final
^and final debates. The schedule as
worked out at the meeting calls for
the elimination contests for both
/nen’s and women’s teams next Tues
day night, November 27. At that
time Susan Campbell, Hendricks and
Delta Zeta will compete for the
Zeta Kappa Psi cup, and Friendly
hall, Psi Kappa and Beta Theta Pi
for the Tau Kappa Alpha shield.
The winning men’s house will meet
the winning women’s house at a
date yet to be determined, but prob
ably within a week or so afterward,
to debate for possession of the Tau
Kappa Alpha cup offered to the best
do-nut debate team on the campus.
At the meeting there was
considerable discussion regarding
whether or not the question, which is
on he severance tax, should be
limited to apply only to a sever
ance tax which should be either a
lieu or a super tax, or whether the
question should be left to apply to
either, at the discretion of the team
itself. A vote was taken, and by
the results of it the question will
remain open as it has been.
Memners or tne ueua ,r.eia ream
which was victorious last night are:
Affirmative, Dorothy Newman and
May Helliwell; negative, Dorothy
Rbbott and Mary McCullagh. The
scores for the debates were: Delta
Zeta (affirmative), 3; Alpha Delta
Pi (negative), 0; and Alpha Delta
Pi (affirmative), 1; Delta Zeta
(negative), 2. Thus, with the one
point added to the scores of the
winning teams for the victory, the
total score made by Delta Zeta was
seven points, and by Alpha Delta
Pi one.
Tickets for the Homecoming
dance are on sale at the Co-op for
$1 a couple. Students are urged
to get their tickets now. The
tickes for the game are not being
claimed very fast. It is imperative
that students exchange their student
body tickets for these special game
tickets. Students will enter the
field by gate number 11 at the north
! east corner.
Five Games Run Off Last
Night By Leagues
Houses W. L. Pet.
Hendricks (1) . 5 0 1000
Susan Campbell (2) 4 ^ .800
Chi Omega . 2 1 .666
Pi Beta Phi . 2 1 .666
' Kappa Alpha Theta 1 2 .333
Gamma Phi Beta .... 0 2 .000
Delta Delta Delta 0 2 .000
Alpha Chi Omega .... 0 3 .000
Thacher Cottage .0 3 .000
Hendricks (2) . 4 0 1000
Alpha Phi . 3 1 .750
Oregon club . 3 1 .750
Delta Zeta .. 3 2 .600
Susan Campbell (1) 1 1 .500
Alpha Delta Pi . 2 3 .400
Kappa Kappa Gam 0 4 .000
Alpha Xi Delta . 0 0 .000
Both Hendricks hall teams stand
at the top of their respective
leagues, neither team having suffer
ed defeat so far this season. In
case each remains undefeated during
the entire season, the basketball cup
will be awarded to Hendricks hall,
and the usual championship game
will not be played.
One of the fastest games of the
season was played last night be
tween Susan Campbell (2) and
Gamma Phi Beta, with a score of
11 to 5 in favor of Susan Campbell.
It was an exciting game, the count
standing 4 to 4 at the end of the
first half. With especially good
work on the part of the Susan Camp
bell guards, Charlotte LaTourrette
and Muriel Paul, and their centers,
Winifred Munz and Dorothy Houk,
they were able to advance in the
last nan. Virginia Wilson, guard,
and "Winona Dyer, center, starred for
the Gamma Pbis.
Pi Beta Phi beat Alpha Chi
Omega with a score of 20 to 2, in
a hard-fought game. Janet Woods,
forward for the winners, and Mary
Hathaway, center for the losers,
were very good.
Another game played last night
was that of Hendricks hall (1), and
Thatcher cottage, which resulted in
1 a 38 to 0 victory for Hendricks.
Beatrice Pish showed up well for
Thacher in her position of center.
Grace Sullivan starred for the win
Oregon club defeated Alpha Delta
Pi in a 59 to 2 game last night. The
Quinlan sisters and the Overmire
sisters, for the winners, were the
outstanding players.
Alpha Xi Delta suffered a defeat
at the hands of Delta Zeta with a
16 to 4 score. Ellean Fargher star
red for the winners, making all their
baskets. Virginia Broughton played
I a good game in her position of Alpha
|Xi Delta guard.
Tie With Washington State
Bolsters 0. A. C. Hopes
For Victory Tomorrow
Coach Rutherford Devotes
Week to Giving His Men
Practice in Charging
By Clifton Booth, Sports Editor,
O. A. C. Barometer
All Aggie football fans are look
ing forward to the O. A. C.—U. of O.
clash with great expectancy. While
neither team is in the race for con
ference honors, the coming melee is
expected to shade many of the
championship games of the past is
fierceness of play.
The Aggies have been showing
improvement since the beginning ot
the season, and since they played s
3 to 3 tie with the Washington State
Cougars, have been conceded n
chance to hand a defeat to the Ore
gon team. While “dope” would in
dicate that the Oregon team has s
slight edge over the Beavers, fol
lowers of the two teams realize that
many of the annual scraps have not
run true to predictions.
Lack of offensive has been the
failing of the Aggies in the past
games. While exhibiting a strong
defense in all their contests, the
orange and black gladiators have
been unsuccessful in penetrating the
inner works of the opposition. To
correct this fault, Coach R. B.
Rutherford has been drilling hie
men on offensive playing since the
return from Tacoma.
Backfleld Named
Many shifts have been made ie
the backfield, but the combination
that showed so well in the fracae
against the Cougars will probably
start against the Lemmon Yellow.
Price at quarter, Gill and Boykin at
half positions, and Snider at full,
seem to form the smoothest working
backfield the Aggies have put in
the field this season.
“Luke” Gill does the kicking for
the Orange and Black, and in every
game played has had an edge on the
opposing booter. His 40-yard boot
in the game against 'Washington
State gave the Beavers the throe
points that enabled them to tie with
the enemy. “Luke” is also one ot
the best open field runners in the
conference, in the opinion of those
who have seen him perform.
Ray Price is playing his first year
pn the team at quarter, but is show
ing up in big league style. He is
a sure tackier and can be depended
jipon to keep a cool head at all
times. Boykin is another valuable
player, his total yardage being made
up mostly through his line plunging.
Snider was moved to fullback front
end and is showing worlds of “stuff*
in that position.
Injuries have slowed the squad up
Considerably during the present
year. Garber, one of the hardest
hitting backs on the squad, was lai4
out in the California game and han
not been able to play regularly since.
It is not expected that he will be
able to play against Oregon, al
though he may be able to break into
the game for a fow minutes.
Scott Still Out
Captain Scott suffered two broken
riba in the Idaho contest and has not
been able to play since. From present
indications “Scotty” is lost to the
squad for the rest of the season. Hin
loss caused a big gap in the line,
as he was rated one of the best
(aeklers in the conference. Johnson
has been filling in at tackle, and al
though a hard player, lacks the ex
perience of “Scotty.”
All the Beaver players have been
working hard for the last week and!
are confident of giving the Web
footers a hard battle in the annnal
classic. The morale of the team
has been raised by the showing
against the Cougars and the men
feel confident that if they are de
feated, it will be only because the
opposition plays better football.
Friday, 6:30 p.m.—In front of
Administration building. Wear
regular O. D. trousers with
rooter’8 cap and blue sweaters.
Saturday—At barracks at
11:30 a.m. Wear white trousera
and regulation band uniform.