Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, March 14, 1925, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

    Brief Resume of Team’s
Progress Shows Steady
Advance of Skill in Game
Season Ends With Oregon
Only One Point Behind
In Race for First Place
Impossible—it can’t be done!
Such was the verdict of critical
sports experts when they had
weighed and balanced the greatest
possible strength of the Oregon
hoop quintet at the very beginning
of the'past basketball season.
Through the eyes of a casual but
interested fan, it appeared as if
Coach Billy Reinhart was faced
with the Herculean task of build
ing up a team from green material
that could hardly furnish real com
petition against some of the vete
ran quintets of the northwest.
Raw Material Developed
Regardless of the fact that the
Oregon hoop mentor had only three
regulars as a nucleus on which to
"build a 1925 machine, Billy Rein
"hart started in and worked tire
lessly with raw material, develop
ing them slowly in a regular meth
odical fashion until finally toward
the end of the season, the Oregon
five was recognized as one of the
leading quintets in the northwest.
The spectacular, steady rise of
the Oregon hoopsters in strength
from the start of the season* up to
within one point of the Pacific
Coast conference championship
reads surprisingly much like fic
Oregon Opens Season Well
Oregon opened the season by
playing Willamette at the armory.
This was the initial test of two new
recruits, Okerberg and Westergren
—both playing in a creditable man
ner, insuring Billy Reinhart that he
now had a fairly formidable five
man team. The vaTsity was victor
ious by an impressive margin, 53
to 31. "
After this successful start, the
varsity swept through five ■ games
defeating Pacific in two games,
Willamette in a return contest,
Whitman and Montana. The tilt
with the Grizzlies was the first
real test of the varsity squad. The
northern team had a husky quintet
and put up a stiff battle, but speedy
work on the part of the Lemon
Yellow five, averted possible de
feat and kept the team in the run
Lose to Washington
The first set-back to the Oregon
hoopsters came when the Wash
ington five, a team of experienced
veterans, defeated the “vaceinated
varsity” 33 to 29. One of the chief
reasons for the loss of the game
was due to the fact that the squad
was vaccinated but a few days be
fore the contest for small-pox. The
players had their arms tightly ban
daged, while Howard Hobson was
in bed up to the day of the game
as the result of the effects of the
A few days after their defeat by
the Washington five, the Oregon
quintet made a strong come-back
(Continued on page four!
Editors and Wives
To Be Entertained
At Luncheon Today
This noon the visiting editors,
their wives, and the faculty of
the school of journalism, will be
entertained at luncheon by Miss
Gertrude K. Talbot, and the stu
dents of the school of journalism,
at Hendrick^ hall.
Immediately before the lunch
eon, the new officers of the
Oregon State Editorial associa
tion will be elected. Speeches
will be given by old and new of
ficers during the luncheon.
Mr. George K. Aiken, editor of
the Ontario Argus, will be toast
Donald Woodward, editor of the
Emerald, Harold Kirk, managing
editor, and Randolph T. Kuhn,
general student chairman of the
Newspaper conference, will give
short talks.
Elton Lambert’s Four Horse
men will play, and there will be
vocal solos.
Four Teams Scrimmage
Two Days a Week
Spring football practice will be
resumed on March 30, immediately
after the spring vacation. All play
ers, except those who are on the
baseball or track teams, must re
port at that time.
During the work, which will be
of six weeks duration, four teams,
with 13 or 14 men each, will be
organized. Under the coaching of
Dick Smith and Virgil Earl, two
scrimmage practices will be held
weekly, on Wednesdays and Satur
days. The teams will be balanced
as evenly as possible, and the per
sonnel of each will not change dur
ing the six weeks of practice.
The purpose of this, system is to
test the players’ ability after they
have been together for some time,
and to develop brainy quarter
Ray Edwards arid Ellsworth Mor
ten, of the frosh team, will not
be able to turn out because of in
jured shoulders. Bob Mautz and
Victor Wetzel, who are on the track
team, are also excused from prac
The final try-outs for the debate
to be held early in April between
the women’s, teams of the Univer
sity of Washington and the Univer
sity of Oregon resulted in the se
lection of Aline Buster and Frances
Cherry for the affirmative, debat
ing here, and Mildred Bateman and
Cecil McKercher to uphold the
negative at Washington.
The subject for the debate is,
Besolved: “That the pending Child
Labor measure should be made a
constitutional amendment.”
“Public Interest in Crime,” was
the title of the radio lecture given
last night from radio KGW of the
Morning Oregonian by Dr. P. A.
Parsons, director of the University
school of social work at Portland.
Supreme in their belief that they
have a baseball team that can de
feat any nine in the University, ex
cept possibly the varsity itself—
the sports writers of the Emerald
and sports correspondents hereby
challenge the members of the law
school to a game to be held the
second week of next term.
If the law school can possibly
find nine players, it is expected
that the challenge will be accepted,
especially since the barristers have
made their brags- in a recent issue
of the Emerald.
The sports writers are insisting
however, that no “ringers” b«
played in the contest. All varsity
men, members of the Order of the
“O”, and those connected with the
athletic department or physical edu
cation department must be barred
from participation, it is stated.
The lawyers are expected to sub
mit a legally written form, to be
signed and agreed to by both teams,
in the first issue of the Emerald
next term. An admission of five
cents will be charged for the game
to provide liniment for the bar
risters’ charley horses.
“We is goin’ ter sock ’at ole pill
way over de fence,” says Captain
Bullivant, of the law school, in his
best legal English, “but I’se feared
we caint get very fur wid dem ter
rible sports writers!”
Oregon-Stanford to Meet
In Oratory Event; Stations
KGW and KLX Broadcast
Japanese Exclusion Act
Topic of Debate; Two
Teams not Announced
The radio debate between the
University of Oregon and Stanford
University will be held on Wednes
day, March 25, at 9 o’clock in the
evening, according te a definite an
nouncement made yesterday by Al
fred Powers, in charge of radio ac
tivities on the campus,
i The University team will assemble
at radio KGW of the Morning Ore
gonian; while the Stanford team
will brodaeast through radio KLX
of thd Oakland Tribune. The Stan
ford team will assemble in Palo
Alto and their speeches will be
brought by remote control, to the
tower of radio KLX.
Listeners to Vote
As was done last year the radio
listeners themselves will be called
upon to vote. All those living »orth
of the California border will mail
their votes into radio KGW of the
Morning Oregonian, or in care of
the University extension division,
Eugene Oregon. Those living south
of the California-Oregon border will
send their votes to radio KLX of
the Oakland Tribune. Those listen
ing in from the east can mail their
votes to either station.
The extension division urges all
those going home for the spring va
cation to get to a receiving set and
listen in to the debate. “It will
be an opportunity for them to hear
the debate team in action while in
their own home town,” said Powers.
Japanese Act is Subject
As yet all of the details of the
debate have not been made out.
Mr. Powers says they will be an
nounced within the next few days
in the Oregonian. Those interested
are urged to watch the Portland
The subject will be on the Jap
anese exclusion act. This is a very
timely topic, especially to the west
erners who are in the tenor of the
Japanese problem, said Powers.
The extension division is not
ready to announce who are on the
two teams because this information
is not fully available yet. However,
as was done last year, the briefs of
both teams will be exchanged. This
will make special provision for any
static interference which is apt to
come in during the broadcasting. ,
The debate will open with the af
firmative speaker coming on the air
first. After the first speaker has
completed his speech, the first nega
tive speaker will come on the air
and give his speech. The second
affirmative speaker will follow.
That the Portland school of social
work has selected the cream of stu
dents of social work is the gist of
an article in the annual report num
ber of the Extension Monitor, re
cently off the press. “Careful se
lection of students, with rigorous
exclusion of those applicants not
educationally prepared nor temper
mentally bualified, has given the
school the best class of Its history,”
reads a statement in the report for
A great many of the students
have already secured positions for
the coming year, according to the
report. The positions not only in
clude the local fields of Oregon,
but national and foreign fields.
The Portland school co-operates
with the undergraduate work in so
ciology on the campus. All of the
public nurse’s organizations in
Portland have co-operated with the
school also. In fact it has been
because of this co-operation that
the school has been able to give
its course in public health nursing.
The annual catalogue of tha school
is expected to be ready for dis
tribution next month.
Switzerland Paper
Publishes Article
By W.F.G. Thacher
From the • land of the Chinook
winds to the ice hung peaks of
Switzerland, is a long way, but,
as the old saying goes, “a good
story travels a long way.”
Professor W. F. G. Thacher re
ceived a letter from Max Delang,
president of the Delang Advertis
ing company of Zurich, Switzer
land, stating that he had read
an article “Economic Determina
tion and the Tooth-brush,” writ
ten by Mr. Thacher and published
in Printer’s Ink for August 7,
1924, and that he had translated
it and sent it in to the Neu Zur
cher Zeitung, a newspaper of
Along with the letter, a copy
of the Zeitung was mailed to Mr.
Thacher, showing his article on
the front page. In spite of the
fact that the story was printod
in its original style with little
or no changes, the only thing
recognizable about it was “W. G.
Thacher, Professor fur Eeflame
an der Universitat Oregon, U.
S. A.”
Last Firing Contests Held
During This Week
Ten of the fifteen men of the
University rifle team will receive
sweaters from „he military depart
ment according to an announcement
made by Captain J. T. Murray,
coach, yesterday. Those who have
participated in matches held during
the past term will receive awards.
The sweaters are to be navy blue
with insignia representing a shield
for marksmanship.
The men' and iwomen’s rifle teams
end their matches this week. The
men are firing against Pomona col
lege, Claremont, Calif.; Washington
State college, Pullman, Washing
ton; West Virginia university, Mor
gantown, W. V. A.; and North
western university of Evanston,
Illinois. Ten high iscores will count.
The last girl’s matches this week
are with W. S. C. and Utah Agri
cultural college. In the former,
five high scores of a ten girl team
count on the record. In the Utah
match, ten high out of fifteen will
Oregon girls rifle team defeated the
O. A. C. team 483 to 466 in the
gallery rifle mat«h during the week
ending March 7. Six rifle teams
contested, Oregon Agricultural col
lege, University of Kansas, Univer
sity of Nebraska, University of
Illinois, and Northwestern univer
sity. The other scores are expected
to be received today.
Miss Edith Huntsman scored the
only perfect set made by the Ore
gon teams during the season, in the
matches last week. Though several
other institutions made some per
fect scores, Oregon marksmen have
not, due to unfavorable light in the
H. 0. T. C. gallery range. Miss
Huntsman’s score was therefore re
markable according to Captain J.
T. Murray.
Wednesday, March 18
8:00—3, 4, and 5 hour eight
o ’clock classes.
10:00—Outlines of English lit
erature, all sections.
1:15—3, 4, and 5 hour nine
o 'clock classes.
3:15—Freshman accounting,
all sections.
Thursday, March 19
8:00—3, and 4 hour eleven
i’clock classes.
10:00—First and second year
French, all sections.
1:15—3, 4, and 5 hour one
fifteen classes.
3:15—First and second year
Spanish, all sections.
Friday, March 20
8:00—3, 4, and 5 honr ten
o ’clock classes.
10:00—3, 4, and 5 hour two
fifteen classes.
Varsity Wrestlers Tie
For Third Place With
Vandals and Cougars
Widmer Says Next Year’s
Outlook Bright; Frosh
Material is Plentiful
Although Oregon did not win the
conference wrestling title this year,
Coach Earl Widmer’s proteges fin
ished one of the most successful
seasons in the history of wrestling
at the Univerity.
The Lemon-Yellow aggregation
won one conference meet and lost
two, O. A. C. and W. S. C. gaining
the victories w-hile Idaho fell easy
prey to the locals. O. A. C. won
the conference title while W. S. C.
was . second. Oregon, Idaho, and
the University of Washington were
tied for third place.
Ford, 125 pounder; Wingard, 135
pounds; Davis, 135 pounds; Leavitt,
158 pounds; and Cartwright at 175
pounds won their letters this year
by virtue of scoring one victory
in a conference meet. Ford is a let
terman of last year.
Wingard High Point Man
Wingard, who participated in
three meets, was the high point man
of the season, as he annexed 40
points. He only lost one fall and
decision during the season. Ford,
although wrestling in only two
meets, scored 23 points. The only
mark against him was a decision
to Nixon of O. A. C.
Coach Widmer will not worry
next year, as he will only lose one
letterman, Cartwright graduating.
Shull, star of this year’s frosh, will
fill the place easily.
Jarrett Next in Line
Advancing from the frosh ranks
will be Jarrett, 125 pounds, Betzer,
135; Oxford, 145; Aflkeny, 158; and
Shull, 175. Potter and Grant will
also be eligible for the varsity.
With a strong squad looming up
for next year, Coach Widmetr is
confident that his grappl'ers will
make a strong bid for the champion
Awards of gold pins will be made
by the It. O. T. C. department to
ten girls on the women’s Univer
sity rifle team who have averaged
90 per cent or better in their scores
during the season’s matches which
end this week. This announcement
was made by Captain J. T. Murray,
coach of the men’s rifle team, yes
Girls who will probably receive
the military awards for their marks
manship together with the total
number of points they have made
during five matches of the past
season are: Edith Huntsman, 479;
Caroline Tilton, 470; Gertrude
Koch, 472; Gladys Bristol, 470;
Elizabeth Latham, 467; Grace Dun
bar, 460; Dorothy Straughan, 450;
Thelma Sandstrom, 452; Mary Ti
tus, 451; Dora Bleming, 450. Scores
of the other girls on the University
rifle team are: Vera Wilber, 448;
Louise Buchanan, no score one
week; Margaret Pepoon, 441; Kath
eryn Compton, 421; Catherine Eran
ciscovitch, no score one week.
These records wore out of a pos
sible five hundred, one hundred
points for each match. 1 Shooting
was done entirely from the prone
The women’s athletic association
has a rule to the effect that no girl'
in the University can receive ma
terial rewards for making an ath
letic team of any kind. The mili
tary award is not made for girls
making the rifle team in competi
tion. The pins will be given merely
to reward the individual girls for
their ability in rifle marksmanship.
California Beats
O. A. C. Hoopsters
By Score of 32-17
Corvallis, Ore., March 13.—
(Special to the Emorald)—Fri
day, the 13th was an unlucky
jinx to the Aggie hoopsters, who
dropped the second game of the
championship series to Califor
nia, 32 to 17. The Bears showed
unexpected strength, which shakes
considerably the confidence of
the Beavers.
The outcome last night makes
a third game necessary. This
will be played tonight, and the
result will determine the Pacific
Coast champions.
Over 300 Attend Editors
Story Telling Session
Three hundred banqueters—state
editors and their wives, Eugene
townspeople, University faculty and
students—joined last night at the
Osburn in what was the largest
attended banquet yet given here for
a session of the Oregon Newspaper
It was, largely, a story-telling
evening, with reconteurs of note,
both in and out of the newspaper
profession, performing. Dean Erie
W. Allen of the school of journal
ism presided as toastmaster, and
Frank Jenkins, editor of the Eu
gene Morning Register, welcomed
the visitors on behalf of the Eu
gene Chamber of Commerce, host
for the evening.
John Henry Nash, noted artistic
printer, of San Francisco, whose
work is known widely in America
and Europe, expressed the hope, in
his address, that the University
could be made the repository of a
large collection of beautiful books
—books designed not so much for
reading as to be enjoyed for their
appearance. This, he said, could be
brought about through the generos
ity of wealthy citizens who might
be interested.
Among those who responded to
toasts were N. J. Levinson, of the
Portland Telegram, who had a new
collection of funny ones; Norma
Wilson, who, representing the
school of journalism, maintained
the tradition with some of the
humorous hits of the evening:
Horace E. Thomas, city editor of
the Oregonian, who related some
true stories of office-boys and cub
reporters of former days; Philip
L. Jackson, publisher of the Ore
gon Journal and regent of the Uni
versity; Fred T. Mellinger of the
Tillamook Herald, and Charles F.
Walker, representing -the Adver
tising Club of Portland.
Those pieces of art are not merely
a collection of oriental art to bo
viewed as exceptional Works in
bronze, porcelain and embroidery,
but they are placed here for the
purpose of showing that we recog
nize and appreciate the art of other
countries,” this in part is the mes
sage of Mrs. Murray Warner to
the wives of visiting newspaper
editors who are to see the Warner
museum Saturday morning.
“We should learn to recognize
the superiority of other countries
in work in which they excel, and
regard them in the light of great
contributions to world art,” she
Mrs. Warner left this morning
to go to her mother who is ill in
Chicago. She expressed regret that
she was unable to place her gifts
of art in the museum, but declared
that it is best that they be kept
until the new museum, which Mrs.
George Gerlinger is now working
toward, is built.
Ernest J. Haycox, graduate of
the school of journalism, will pass
through Eugene Sunday on his way
to Portland from New York. Hav
c.ox has spent the last year in the
east writing Bhort stories, but ex
pects to make his home in Oregon,
where he will continue his writing.
Legislative Questions Take
Share of Discussions
In First Day’s Meeting
Circulation Managers Hold
Separate Sessions; Name
New Officers for Year
The gavel dropped. With the
cessation of noise, Hal E. Hobs,
president of the State Editorial as
sociation, started the roll call, and
the seyenth annual Oregon news
paper conference was under way.
Dean Eric W. Allen welcomed the
delegates and extended the hospi
tality of the University to the 150
representatives. The general ses
sion started its busines meeting,
and later the separate organizations
At the general session Gordon J.
Taylor, of the Molalla Pioneer, re
ported his investigation regarding
the influence of newspapers over
the legislature. The present candi
date pamhlet system used by the
state to present candidates to the
public cost the state $25,000 last
year. Mr Taylor pleaded for a
plan of action and an organization
of the newspapers. Instead of the
candidates pamphlet, he suggested
advertisements in newspapers.
Field Secretary Needed
The Oregon newspaper associa
tion has need of a field secretary
if it is to bring results in legis
lative matters, was the plea of E.
A. Keen of the Oregon Oity Ban
ner-Courier. A part time represen
tative would facilitate matters.
Arne G. Kae, of the Tillamook
Herald, reported on the plans for
the Pacific Coast Editorial con
ference which is to be held in Port
land April 10 and 11. This or
ganization will discuss questions
pertinent to the newspaper profes
sion and will have the power of
binding their state organizations
to decisions.
Following Mr. Kae’s talk, W. D.
Lyness, circulation manager of the
Tacoma Tribune, gave a talk on
“Editorial and Circulation Prob
“In the field of competition there
are two things of utmost import
ance to circulation—general policy
and the price.” The man who can
answer the question of what a sub
scribed needs is the publisher who
will be a success, diagnosed Mr.
Legal Bate Discussed
Open discussion concerning the
interpretation of tho state law re
garding publication of legal matter
followed. A committee was ap
pointed to investigate the state law
and to report its findings later.
Edgar MacDaniels was installed
as permanent chairman of the con
ference. John Henry Nash, master
printer and guest of honor of the
conference, was introduced. The
morning meeting was adjourned
following the taking of a flash
light photograph of the general as
At the morning session of the
Pacific Northwest Circulation Man
agers association, Longview, Wash
ington, was selected as the next
year’s meeting place. Elections for
next year were run off. W. 8.
Yyness of the Tacoma News Trib
une was elected president; J. F.
Howard of the Albany Democrat,
vice-president; Ellis B. Hall
Chronicle, Centralia, Washington,
secretary and treasurer; F. L. Gar
rison, Seattle Post Intelligencer,
and E. A. McKee, News, Longview,
Washington, directors.
Annual Meetings Favored
One meeting each year will be
held instead of bi-annual meetings.
The second Wednesday of April of
each year was set.
How to secure increased news
paper circulation and advertising
by finding what readers desire was
a phase of the afternoon discussion.
Contact with the circulation
manager will give the editor ideas
of what the readers want was the
belief of David Smith of the Ore
gon Journal. He advised frequent
consultation with the circulation
( Continued on page three) j