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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 15, 1925)
Lieut. Alexander Pearson
Killed In Air Service, Was
Acclaimed At Dedication
Aviation Leaders of West
Meet; Fifty-Two Planes
Give Big Demonstration
A University of Oregon graduate
received a signal honor when one
of 'America’s great larmy air bases
at Vancouver, Wash., was named
Pearson field, in honor of Lieut.
Alexander Pearson of Portland
who crashed to his death in an
army plane a year ago.
Thousands of people gathered to
acclaim the aviation leaders at the
dedication services held at Van
couver field, September 16. Feats
of flying illustrating principles of
air defense were watched with in
terest by many spectators. Fifty
two planes were in flight during
the day in massed maneuvers and
risky stunts; and as though to do
honor to the day not one (plane
The family of the late Lieut.
PeaTson was present at the serv
ices, over which Colonel Frank J.
Morow ^presided. Colonel Frank T.
Arnold, chief of staff of the 96th
division react the order of the Uni
ted States war office, naming the
field, the band played tho national
anthem, colors were unfurled over
the field, and a salute of 100 guns
■h as fired.
Lieut. Pearson was born in Kan
sas, November 12, 1895. ITe re
ceived the degree of Bachelor of
Science from this University. On
May 8,^,1917, lie was appointed to
service as second lieutenant in the
Oregon infantry, Reserve Officers
Training Corps, and received hon
orable discharge August 17, 1917.
Ho was a private in the first class
aviation section enlisted reserve
corps, and became a second lieu
tenant in the regular army air
service July 1, 1920, and later was
promoted to a first lieutenantship.
Lieut. Pearson finished "first in
tho record-breaking transcontinent
al air flight in 1921. He mapped
the air currents of tho Grande
Canyon of Arizona for tho depart
ment of the interior, and also made
the record trip from El Paso, Texas
to Portland, Oregon, a distance of
1750 miles in 16 hours. Lieut.
Pearson was killed September 20,
1924 at Fairfield, Ohio, when a
plane he was testing crashed to
earth during the Pulitzer speed
Russian Student Praises
Methods of Instruction
At University of Oregon
(Continue# from page one)
cow student body numbers approxi
mately 12,000, a great majority of
which are men.
Last year for the first time, five
or six of the .Russian universities
started the co-educational system.
Previously, all women students at
tended separate institutions. The
medical course at Moscow, Mr.
Budaeff reports, is five years. Dur
ing his first two years there, he
studied pre-medical studies similar
to those taught here, such as anat
omy, histology, and physiology.
Budaeff is taking a course in tho
English department to master the
English idiom; it is only in his
speech that then is any trace of his
“ I hardly have time,” said
The great American
comedy with the glow
of life fanned into
N. Y. Laughed and Loved
it — It’s genuinely great!
ALL STAR OAST
Budaeff, “to study English and1,
medicine too. English is much the
harder for me. I don’t think medi
cine is hard, since I have been in
terested in it so long and have had
experience in the study of it.”
There are only four general sub
jects handled in institutions given
the name of universities, according
to Budaeff—-medicine, jurispru
dence, natural science, and litera
ture. There arc no fraternities at
Moscow, but there is an association
of students similar to the associated
student body of the University of
lie intends after graduating from
.the Portland medical school to bring
his mother from Russia to this
state, where he is going to practice
Budaeff has already taken out his
-first citizenship papers and intends
to become an American citizen as
soon as it is legally possible.
GRAD WRITES OF WORK
IN ARIZONA SCHOOLS
Lena Estwood, who graduated j
from the school of Normal Arts j
last June, is at present teaching j
in Mesa, Arizona.
Of her work in the southern j
grammar school Miss Estwood says, j
the classes are large and full and
she is enjoying the experience.
As for the country she declares
that although the Arizona country
is very beautiful and full of thrills,
and she finds a wealth of land
scape beauty, she misses the scen
ery of Oregon.
U. H. S. CLASS TO ENTERTAIN
The junior-senior classes of the
University high will attend the |
showing of Harold Lloyd in “Tliej
Freshman,” at the lleilig theater
on the evening of October 24. The
junior cl ass has given one
sale and intends to have another ,
this Friday, the proceeds going to |
aid in paying the expenses of see-1
ing the show.
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FORMER TRACK STAR
LIMBERS UP ON FIELD
Ralph Spearow To Locate
In Business Here
Ralph Spearow, premier track-i
ster of former University teams and
captain of two years a(go, was out
in uniform last night going over
the ground he left upon gradua
tion. Tie took a few turns around
the track and then limbered up on
the pole vault, his favorite posi
Ex-captain Spearow is not out
for the Oregon track team this
year nsT he has been a member his
alloted time, but is only continu
ing his training. He expects to
locate in Eugene with his family
and will soon engage in business,
it is announced.
He will be on hand next spring
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to help tutor the track aspirants.
Although not in the capacity of a
coach, Spearow will give his time
gratis, as he is endowed with the
famous Oregon alumni spirit.
He likes to see a winner, he
states, and will help imbue the var
sity with the spirit necessary to
With this in view Spearow will
work out on Hayward field at ev
ery opportunity. In this way he
will keep himself in trim besides
being able to keep in touch with
his favorite hobby, track.
ASKED TO REGISTER
Aspirants for the freshmen men
and varsity men’s .debate squads
for the coming year are requested
by J. Stanley Gray, head of the
public speaking' department to reg
ister at his office, 206 Sociology
building. Mr. Gray, who will'be
head debate and oratory coach
this year is anxious to have pros
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Eleventh and Alder
pective debaters confer with him
A list is posted on the second
floor of the Sociology buildin'g for
varsity and. freshmen candidates
who are expected to signify which
side of the question they wish' to
debate, when signing their names.
Mr. Gary will be assisted this
year in coaching the varsity and
freshmen men and women speakers
by Mr. Ralph I). Horn.
SWIMMING PLANS GIVEN
Hours and days for women’s
class team practices in swimming
have been arranged, and a new
schedule announced. Monday night,
from five to six, has been set aside
as the only time for general, volun
tary swimming. Tuesday night is
reserved for seniors, Wednesday for
juniors, Thursday for freshmen, and
Friday for sophomores. All prac
tice hours are from five to six.
Roll call will be held for all team
practices, and girls wishing to get
in all their practices must be there
at that time.
WILL BE OUT TODAY
Definite announcement of Home
coming plans are expected to be
made today following the meeting
of the Homecoming directorate at
the Journalism building !at 4:15
o’clock. Preliminary details of^the
week-end, which is November 13,
14 and 15, were discussed at a
Possible changes in some of the
various features of Homecoming
will be made, it has been intimated,
if. the directorate is convinced the
changes would tend to make the
celebration more interesting to the
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