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TRACK TEAM IS
Casualties Pile Up as Pen
Wilbur, 440 Man, Goes to
Infirmary With Bad Cold
* KELSEY GAINING SLOWLY
Loss of Hurdler and Relay
Man Will Add Materially
To Weakness of Squad
The list of track cripples piles
Pen Wilbur, varsity 440 man, by
being confined in the infirmary
with a severe cold will probably
wreck the mile relay team. Wilbur
in placing high in all the tryouts
proved himself to be a strong run
ner. It will be hard to find a man
to take his place in the relay team
if he is not able to enter the meet
with O. A. C. this week end. Wil
bur, with Jim Kinney, Joe Price,
and Don Cash, promised to be a
winning combination in the final
thriller of the afternoons program.
Who Bill Hayward will use in Wil
bur’s place has not been decided.
Wilbur had hard luck just before
the Washington relays because he
pulled a muscle and was unable to
The latest reports from the Uni
versity infirmary are to the effect
that Walt Kelsey> star hurdler, is
► improving slowly. It is probable
that he will be out by Saturday but
he will be in no condition to do his
usual fine work in his events.
The loss of Kelsey necessitates
the juggling around of several mem.
bers of the team. Ralph Staley is
taking his place in the broad jump
and the low hurdles. Francis
Cleaver will substitute for Kelsey
in the high jump. Cleaver was a
consistent performer in the event [
on the frosh team.
Weakness Found in Weight
The tryouts in the weights held
yesterday afternoon brought out the
fact that the team will probably
be weak in the discus and shot.
Some hard competition will be met
by the Oregon men in several point
winners on the Aggie team. In the
shot put will be Mautz,' Stockwell
and Moore. Entered in the discus
is Mautz, Ebv and Stockwell.
The half mile will have some
changing around since Ivan Hous
ton reported yesterday with a lame
leg. The two regulars in the event
who have been fighting it out for
first place all season, Guy Mauney
and Fred Gerke, will enter, but the.
third man to enter the event is
doubtful. Bill Hayward will have
two more days to pick his man for
Jeffries to Enter Mile
Don Jeffries, who has been train
ing all season for the half mile,
will enter the mile next Saturday
with Henry Tetz and Neidermeier.
Jeffries ran with the mile relay
team in the Washington relays and
if he can put as much speed in pro
portion, into the mile as he does
for the quarter he should place
high up. Neidermeier is a new man
on the team who shows a great deal
of promise. This is his first year
of varsity competition. He is be
ginning to develop this season.
The squad eased off training with
the workout last night. From now
on the team will limber up everv
day and keep in shape for the an.
nual classic track struggle with the
Aggies. Two more days remain be
fore the big event for the veteran
mentor to round out the squad and
mill the kinks as much as he can.
The men, with the exception of the
cripples, are in good condition.
SATURDAY ENDS WOMEN’S
Saturday is announced as the last I
day of official practice for mem. ;
bers of the woman’s class canoe- i
ing teams. Second teams will hold
elimination races next week, fol-!
lowed by first ream races the sue- :
reeding week. Winners in these i
preliminary races will compete on 1
Field Day for the trophy to be j
awarded at that time.
Rocks of Siskiyou
Of E. L. Packard
Geologic evidence of the an
tiquity of the Siskiyou moun
tains, as seen In the rocks out
cropping along the highway, was
discussed by Dr. Earl L. Pack
ard, professor of historical geol
ogy, in an article in the feature
section of the Sunday Oregonian.
The oldest of these rocks may
date back to the Protozoic era,
perhaps 50,000(000 years ago.
The rocks comprising the geo
logic column for that region, and
the geologic history they repre
sent are interpreted. The rocks
as seen by the tourist along the
road are described according to
their geologic history, so that
“all who ‘ride’ may read.”
DAILY STUFF TO HAVE
BANQUET ON AAAY 29
Prizes Will Be Awarded to
About one hundred are expected
to be present at the annual Emer
ald banquet, to be held Friday
evening, May 29. This number in
cludes all members of the Emerald
reportorial and business staffs, dur
ing the school year, as well as a
number of especially invited guests.
At this time the Emerald prizes
for the best day editor, night editor,
reporter, and feature writer, and
for the most news tips, will be
awarded. Emerald O’s will be giv
en out to members of the news and
business. staff. A presentation of
bound copies of the Emerald will
be made, to the most conscientious
worker. At this time also Dean Al
len will present bound volumes of
Dickens, the gift of Fred Lockley
of the Portland Journal, to that
member of the editing class writing
the best paper on journalism.
Speeches will be given at the ban
quet by members of the faculty,
student body representatives, and
the old and new editors. Dean
Erie W. Allen, of the journalism
department, will preside.
Mary Clerin is in charge of the
banquet and Sol Abramson will edit
the Banquet Emerald, a tiny pub
lication with the Emerald ) flag
staff, giving names of the members
of the staff, printed on the back.
These little newspapers will be
used as place cards.
AT CLASS MEETINGS
Nomination of officers for the
next year were made in the junior
md sophomore class meetings last
light at 7:15 in Villard. Elections
will be held some time during the
first of next week, the candidates
to be balloted upon, as in student
The present vice-president of the
sophomore class, Betty Beans, was
ippointed by Russell Lawrence,
preident, to have charge of the
polls during the sophomore elec.
At the junior meeting, it was de
cided that the class picnic would
ie called off, in view of the many
ither social events coming before
:he end of the term.
Junior class nominations:
President: Bob Gardner, Rod
Vice-president: Lylah McMur
phy, Edna Murphy.
Secretary: Mildred Bateman,
Treasurer: Ben Jordan,!
Sergeant.atarms: Carl Dahl,
Ferdinand Kruse, Paul Krausse.
Class Barber: Anna DeWitt,
Adrienne Hazard, Eleanor
Burtchaell, Mildred Nichol^ Imo
Sophomore class nominations:
President: “Swede” Wester
gren, Verne Folts.
Vice-president: Mary West, [
Lois LaRoche, Katherine Graef, i
Secretary: Freda Runes.
Treasurer: Ward Cook.
Sergeant-at.arms: Bob Neigh- ■
bor, Cliff Powers. i
FOR PROM WORK
All Men Urged to Report
At Armory During Spare
Time Today and Friday
HALL TO BE DECORATED
Men Advised to Purchase
Tickets to Dance At Once
Says Sherman, Chairman
Additional help is needed to as
sist in the decoration work for the
Junior Prom, according to Fred
Martin, general chairman of the
Every .iunior man, who is not ac
tively engaged in work on another
committee for Junior Week-end, is
expected to appear at the Armory
today. Chairmen of the various
committees will be there all Thurs
day afternoon and evening to di
rect the work.
As there will be no classes all day
Friday, work will begin at the Ar
mory immediately after lunch to
day, and will continue all Thurs
day evening. If members of the
junior class wish to see all of the
events scheduled for Fridajy and
Saturday, it is imperative that they
assist with the construction work
today. There is sufficient work to
keep between twenty and thirty
men busy all day and evening; so
each house is expected to keep rep
resentatives at the Armory all of
The designing and making of the
hangings for the orchestra pavilion
and the punch booth have been com
pleted. Anna DeWitt has charge
of this work.
All of the girls who have been
asked to assist Constance Cleaver
$re urged to co-operate with her
in the preparing of the tapestries
for the walls.
The various units of the work
assigned to the different women’s
organizations by Jane BoDine is
well under way; according to a re
port made yesterday.
All members of the decorations
committee are asked to be at the
Armory at every hour possible this
afternoon and evening to assist in
the directing of the workers.
“Babe” Sherman, chairman of
the tickets sale, announced that
the tickets have been distributed
to the various men’s organizations
and at the Co-op. All of the men
who have not purchased their Prom
tickets yet are urged to do so im
mediately. The sale of tickets, it
was said, has been progressing rap
idly; and judging by the total sale
of tickets so far, the attendance at
the Prom this year will be unusu
MU PM SCHOLARSHIPS
OPEN TP COMPETITION
May 27 is the date set by Mu
Phi Epsilon, national musical fra
ternity for women, as the last day
it will accept written applications
for the two scholarships to be
granted this year by the fraternity.
All applications should be addressed
to Lora Teshner, chairman of the
scholarship committee, at the school
of music building. These applica
tions, if accepted, will admit the
women students to the try-outs
which will be held the latter part
of the month.
Following is the information
which should be covered in the ap
plication: year in college, present
address and phone number, previous
musical training, whom studying
with at present time, intentions af
ter finishing school, financial help,
The scholarships will be granted
in either pianoi voice, or violin,
and the award will be in the form
of a loan covering a year’s study,
of one lesson a week, while the fac
ulty will cooperate with Mu Phi
Epsilon by giving the scholarship
holders a second lesson weekly,
In this manner it is hoped by the
fraternity to assist two worthy
students in continuing their study
(Continued on yage four)
Itself in Reviews
Of Famous Debates
The advanced public speaking
class was jarred from its usually
decorous and staid procedure yes
terday by a rather funny inci
dent. It was this way.
The class has been reviewing
the Lincoln-Douglas debates, giv
ing the speeches in a summarized
form. A member of the class
presided, and all should have
been calm,—as could well be im
But unfortunately, “there’s
many a slip” and things do not
always work out as planned. The
representative of Stephen A.
Douglas arrived early that day.
He looked stealthily around. No
one was in sight.
When the class assembled it
was startled to behold the white
plaster bust of Lincoln, which
usually reposes on a shelf in
Villard, serenely above the stu
dent life which surges about it,
placed upon a pedestal on the
front of the rostrum, wearing a
freshman’s green cap perched
rakishly over one ear. The con
trast was startling.
“Stephen Douglas has indeed set
Lincoln upon a pedestal,” said
the chairman. “History repeats
AS GRADUATE MANAGER
Councils Hear Duties of New
The newly elected officers of the
student and executive councils met
with the old officers at the last
meeting of the respective bodies
last night. Randall Jones, presi
dent of the student body, outlined
the duties of the new officers at
the student council meeting and
likewise at the executive council
The main business of the execu
tive council, concerned the unani
mous re-election of Jack Benefiel
as graduate manager for next year.
The council expressed approval of
the work which Mr. Benefiel has
done, in his capacity as graduate
manager for the last five years.
The student council discussed the
ruling against guests being enter,
tained on the campus during Jun
ior Week-end. No interpretation
has been made of the term
“guests,” the council did not arrive
at any conclusion in this regard.
FIELD DAY PLANS
Plans for Field Bay are rapidly
nearing completion^ according to a
statement issued by Janet Wood,
general chairman of the affair.
June 6, has been determined as the
date for this annual campus event.
The entire day will be devoted to
formal closing of the women’s
sport season. Awards, including
letters (given for 500 points),
stripes, and sweaters, will be made
at this time.
Hockey, tennist archery, baseball,
track, canoeing, a dance demon
stration, and some special features
in horseback riding are to be items
of the program for the day. A pic
nic supper is being planned for all
participants, including committees.
MTT PHI ENTERTAINS FOR
MRS. JANE BURNS ALBERT
Mu Phi Epsilon entertained last
Saturday with a luncheon at the
Anchorage for Mrs. Jane Burns Al
bert who was the soprano soloist '
in the “Creation,” an oratorio, giv- j
en Friday and Saturday by the Eu
gene Oratorio society. Mrs. Al
bert is a member of the University
of Washington chapter of Mu Phi (
Epsilon, and is now a member of
the Portland Alumni club.
■ - - -. — -s>
Officers of the student body!
Will the new and old officers
please meet behind the stage in
the women’s gymnasium, at
(Signed) RANDALL JONES. '
Artists and Society Women
To Be Campus Visitors
For Art Events, May 27
SETS PLANNED BY ZANE
‘Lake of the Swans’ to Have
Dancer from Eastern
School; Cast Talented
The Portland art class whose
members include some of Portland’s
most prominent artists and society
women will be among the out-of
town visitors here, May 27, for
Jury day and the Dance Drama.
Mrs. II. C. Wortmar., who is presi
dent of the art organization, re
cently received honorary member
ship in the American Institute of
Architects. She is the second wo
man in the United States to win
this distinction. Mrs. Wortman
is also chairman of the Portland
Art Commission, which will make
a study of Oriental art next year.
Work on the backdrop for the
“Lake of the Swans,” one of the
dramatic intervals in the Dance
Drama, has begun under the direc
tion of Professor N. B. Zane, of the
Setting, Marvel of Beauty
No effort is being sparred by the
art and physical education depart
ment to make the setting for this
act, a marvel of sheer beauty. There
is a ruined Grecian temple in the
background. A statue can be seen
between the lofty Doric columns.
Five water nymphs, in a soft film
of delicate colors rouse themselves
from the broad steps of the temple
as the curtain rises, and dance at
the edge of a tranquil lake in the
A fountain in the like catches
and reflects all the colors of the
rainbow as its waters flash and fall
in the sunlight. The fountain is a
spectacle of glancing colors. Three
swans float in the lake.
»wan nance Featured
One of the features of the Dan^c
Drama is the swan dance by Neva
Service, who has recently returned
from a period of study in the East
This dance interprets the tradi
tional death song at the close of a
The cast for “The Lake of the
Swan,” which includes many names
known beyond the campus for danc
ing talent, is as follows: Neva Ser
vice, Maryann Hanson, Belle Tag
gart^ Doris Parker, Louise Wise,
carver, Augusta Hamilton, Bernice
Lamb, Kate Lambert, Betty Lewis,
Beatrice Fish, Janet Wood, Char
lotte LaTourrette, Maude Schroed.
er, Louise Bartlett, Edith Pierce,
Alene Larimer, Grace Potter, Mar
garet Stahl and Beatrice Peters.
FOUR TEAMS TO VIE IN
Four teams will vie today and
the .outcome of this meeting will de
termine who will form the nucleus
of the final doughnut baseball gome
to be played Saturday at 4:30. The
winner of this tilt will carry the
intramural liorsehide honors for
the oncoming year.
In the first elimination contest
to be played today Beta Theta Pi
will struggle with Sigma Nu for
supremacy in the semi-finals. This
contest is billed for 4 o’clock on
the famous old varsity battle
ground, cemetery ridge diamond.
The second tilt will be a battle be
tween Phi Gamma Delta and Baeh
elordon at 5:30 on the same field.
The winner of this game will be
eligible to tacke the winner of the
first contest in the final encounter
So far these four teams repre
sent the only unbeaten aggrega
tions in the doughnut league, all
other teams having been defeated
at least once, which automatically
eliminates them from further com
According to the rules and regu
lations covering the playing of
these doughnut games, the semi
finalg and final games are to be of
seven inning duration.
From Varsity By
Score of 10 to 5
Seattle, Wash., May 20.—((Spe
cial to the Emerald)—University
of Washington took a command
ing lead in the first three innings
I of its baseball game with Oregon
today, and scored enough runs to
beat the Webfooters, 10 to 5.
Fred Harrison) of Oregon, was re.
lieved in the third inning after
seven runners had crossed the
pan, and Brooks, who replaced
him, pitched one inning.
Carl Knudson was on the
mound for Oregon the rest of the
game, and, although Washington
nicked him for two runs in the
seventh, he pitched well.
The Washingtonians went on
a batting spree in the first inning
and scored three times on three
Reinhart, outfielder, was the
batting star for the visitors, mak
ing a homer, a double and a
! single. The Webfooters fielded
well, making only two bobbles.
Oregon ..00000 0311—5 8 2
Wash.3 0 4 1 0 0 2 0 x—10 14 2
Batteries: Oregon, Harrison,
Brooks, Knudson and Bliss;
Washington .Tones, McKenzie and
Student Activities Awards
Will Be Presented
All retiring officers, as well as
the new officers of the A. S. U. O.
will be provided seats on the stage
at today’s assembly( in recognition
of the services they have rendered
the student body.
The newly elected officers will
be qualified for their term of ser
vice after the administration of the
respective oaths of office at today’s
One of the impressive features of
today, following the inauguration,
will be the official presentation of
awards for music, forensics, -and
men's athletics. Awards for wo
men 's athletics will not [be pre
sented until Field Day, later in the
Participants in such activities
and the student managers are eligi
ble for awards, whieli in the case
of varsity football, track, baseball,
tennis, basketball, wrestling, and
swimming take the form of letters.
Managers of the sports receive the
same letters as the team members,
with an “M” enclosed by and at
tached to the “O”.
Members of the varsity cross
country team must win the Pacific
Coast conference cross country con
test, and the members of the tennis
teams must win their matches on
Pacific Coast or Northwest confer
ence teams in order to obtain their
The award given for debate and
oratory consists of a gold block
“O”. A shield is presented to any
one representing the University for
two years, or who has won three
Memebers of the men’s glee clubt
the women’s glee club, and the or
chestra also receive gold emblems,
each having its distinguishing fea
tures. Students in the R. O. T. C.
band receive sweaters in recogni
tion of their services.
Th awards will be presented by
the coaches or the directors of each
DB. ERNST WILL BE ABSENT
FROM CAMPUS NEXT WEEK
Dr.. R. H. Ernst will be in Port
land next week as an examiner at
Reed college, and will be unable to
meet his world literature classes on
that account. He will be absent
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday, but students should be pres
ent for examinations according to
the following schedule. The exam
ination schedule for today in first
year world literature will be post
poned until next Thursday, and the
second year class will report on next
Vt;'X. (f), — ■
All Reserve Tickets at Co-op
And Kuykendall’s Drug
Store Practically Sold
FETE SET FOR 8 O’CLOCK
V3" - 1 IT?
Strings of Lights Installed
Under Water; All Colors
Available for Spotlights
The names of the floats which
will be entered in the canoe fete
Friday night by the various cam
pus organizations will be kept a se
cret until the night of the fete,
said Clarence Toole, canoe fete
The floats will consist of a great
variety of floats, some of which
will be rather mystical in nature.
The names will be printed on the
programs, which will be distributed
at the fete. 1 ,
Lights Are Installed
One long string of lights has
been installed under the water and
in 'the middle of the race, as well
as a second string at the side of
the race. Two spot lights have
also been installed, and the com
mittee on lighting spent yesterday
testing them. It will be possible
to have any colors at all used in
the spot lights, so a request has
been made that any houses which
have not as yet turned in a list of
the colors they wish thrown upon
their floats should do so immedi
ately. The list of colors is to be
turned into Toole.
Members of the Oregon Knights
will assist the juniors in ushering
at the fete. Because of the larg’e
crowd that is expected to attend,
a number of ushers is necessary in
order that the seating of the au
dience may be done as quickly and
easily as possible.
A number of the houses are hold
ing informal dances following the
canoe fete Friday evening. The
houses which have been working
together on the same float will, in
many cases, have planned a dance
at one of the houses.
Tickets sell Kapuuy
Only a very few of the reserved
seat tickets are left, it was report
ed yestertday. Practically all of
the tickets at the Co-op and at
Kuykendall’s drug store were sold
by yesterday, and those who desire
reserved seats are warned to buy
their tickets immediately.
As all of the floats are to be in
the water by 6 o’clock Friday, in
the order they are arranged on the
program, the feto is expected to
start promptly at 8 o’clock. A
committee will be at the starting
place on Friday to see that all
floats are entered in the correct
LASSELLE TO STUDY
FOR DOCTOR’S DECREE
Percy A. Lasselle, graduate as
sistant in the chemistry depart
ment, under the direction of Dr.
Roger J. Williams, professor of
chemistry, will leave for the Uni
versity of Chicago this July to
study for his doctor’s degree. He
took his master’s examination
Thursday, and will receive his mas
ter’s degree in chemistry from the
University this June.
For his thesis, Lasselle accom
plished a continuation of some work
which has been published by I)r.
Williams and Hugo Reed, who re
ceived his master’s degree last year,'
the title of which is, “A study of
the highly reducing substances oc
curing in fresh wood distillate.’*
The thesis will be published in the
“Journal of Industrial and Engin
eering Chemistry” in the near fu
ture. In addition to this, Lasselle
has finished three other smaller
pieces of research work which will
soon be published.
Lasselle received his B. A. de
greo from the University in 1921,
and recently has been elected to
Sigma Xi, honorary scientific fra
ternity. He will be initiated Sat
urday night. According to Ur. Wil
liams, Lasselle has the honor of be
ing the first regular student who
has been elected to Sigma Xi since
the chapter was installed.