Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 23, 1926, Image 1

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    Red Grange
Slated to Play
at Portland Jan. 30
Appearance -Arranged for
Ice Man’s Bears; Old Stars
to Shine; Finances Up
and Down Coast for Sea
son Good.
The East has been watching Bed
Grange for the past few months
play footbal, the West has been
reading about it. Now, comes the
opportunity for Portland and the
rest of the state to see the famous
“Wheaton Ice Man” in action. Pres
ident Thomas L. Turner of the
Portland baseball club has com
pleted tentative arrangements for
the appearance of Bed Grange and
his Chicago Bears next Saturday
In the event the Bears do play
in Portland, the baseball park at
Twenty-four and Vaughn streets
will be transformed into a tempor
ary gridiron, seating from 15,000 to
20,000 people. ' The most likely op
ponent for the Bears is the Water
front Athletic club of Portland,
which will be strengthened with ex
college stars. George Wilson, all
American halfback from the Uni
versity of Washington, has consent
ed to turn longshoreman long
enough to get another crack at
Grange. Wilson played against the
Bears in California recently.
* • •
Many ex-college stars around
Portland have signified their will
ingness to play. Gene Shields, all
star guard from the University of
Oregon may be in the longshore
man’s defense. A call has been
sent out for Bill Steers, another ex
Oregon football star. In all, the
Bears may face some tough opposi
tion. Bill Spaulding, coach of the
University of California, Southern
Branch, is reported on his way
north to coach the Waterfront
# * *
The past football season was the
most successful the University has
ever experienced, it being the first
year that anything was made over
expenses. Seventeen thousand dol
lars has been turned over to the
student body coffers. The attend
ance for all the games, including
the students, amounted to more
than 82,200.
• * *
Last Monday morning the A. S.
U. W. of the University of Wash
ington paid the remainder of their
stadium debt. This marked the end
of a movement started by the stu
dents on May 27, 1920. The pay
ment is nearly eight years ahead of
the expected time, and was brought
about by plaque sales, stadium at
tractions, donations, building funds,
football receipts, and the returns
from the two Pasadena games, one
in 1924 that brought $38,000, and
this year’s game which brought
$20,000. The stadium cost $565,
034.98, including contractor and
architecture costs and the interests
on the bonds.
• * *
Football all along the coast seems
to have proved ‘ profitable. The
gross receipts of the 1925 football
season at the University of South
ern California amounted to $430,
400, with the ineome totaling $289,
600. Indirect expense^ amounted
to $42,000 leaving a net profit from
games at $140,800. The total at
tendance at all contests in 1925 was
279,491. This was an approximate
increase of 10 per cent on all
games. It looks like the Trojans
will have little to worry about next
Rummage Funds
to Replenish
Scholarship of
Foreign Woman
Everything—from camp-fire beads
which have been at some time con
scientiously won, to watch fobs,
combs, compacts, pens, purses, and
rings now lie in the “Found” de
partment of the University depot
awaiting their deliverance to a new
owner next Tuesday morning at the
big Rummage sale which will be
held at the time by Women’s
League in front of the library.
The funds gained from this sale
will be added to the foyer of Wom
en’s League for the Foreign Scho
larship fund. Every year a woman
student from some European coun
try is brought here on this fund
to study. Just now that student
is Lydie Coqblia, from France.
No Decisions to be Given;
Gray Advocates Plan
Eugene Bible university will pro
vide the competition to the -fresh
man girl’s debating team, in the
“first debate of the term. The Ore
gon affirmative meets the E. B. U.
freshman negative on Tuesday
night. The negative meets the E.
B. U. affirmative Thursday after
noon before a meeting of the Eu
gene Parent teachers association in
the Eugene High school auditorium.
Oregon freshman girls team is
composed of: Nettimae Smith, Max
ine Pierce, Irene Hartsell, Marion
Leach, Essie Hendricksen, and
Pauline Winchell, constitute . the
negative. Both parts of the dual
meet will be no decision affairs, but
an effort has been made to develop
interesting speeches.
The informal debate plan as a
means of interesting the general
public in forensics is advocated by
J. Stanley Gray, head of the de
partment of public speaking, who
besides handling the* varsity Vle
bate teams and oratory squad, is
coaching the freshman girls. Rob
ert D. Horn, has charge of the var
sity women and freshmen men de
baters. Humor has been effective
ly introduced into the eight minute
constructive argument of each
speaker in this contest.
The question to be used in the
girls debate is, “Resolved, our con
stitution should be amended to give
congress power to' pass a national
uniform marriage and divorce law.”
Just seven more days until the
fee deadline, Saturday, January 30,
is set by the business office of the
University as the last day that a
| student may pay his fees without
I the addition of a late payment fee.
Fees this term will be the same as
last. Each student will be required
to pay $18.75 and in addition his
regular class room fees. The fresh
men class voted an additional tax
which "will be added to their regu
lar fees.
Gertrude Tucker, ’25, is spending
the week end on the campus. Miss
Tucker, who was a physical educa
tion major while on the campus, is
i instructor of science and physical
education at the Cottage Grove high
paris of French revolution •
Paris is too modern a city to
easily picture as the pivot of action
during the days of the French revo
lution. Such is the disappointing
impression of that city carried away
by Robert C. Clark, who with Mrs.
Clark and their daughter, Louise,
has just returned from an extended
trip through England, Switzerland,
Belgium, Germany, Holland, France
and Italy. Dr. Clark is head of the
history department at the Univer
sity and while in Europe spent much
of his time doing research work
in London, and spent a month in
There are not tjie narrow streets
and old buildings in Paris, as in
London, to carry one back a century
or more as far as one wduld wish
to go. There is not the atmosphere
of age , or even mustiness, so much
felt in London and parts of Rome
and Verona.
But, P^is is a delightful modern
1 city, for the people there are gay,
joyful, and happy, full of life and
the love of living, hiding their fi
nancial difficulties behind a light
heartedness. So Dr. Clark saw and
appreciated Paris and Southern
(Continued on page tuo)
Linemen and Backs Work
On Alternate Days While
Team Play is Chief Aim
Opportunity Awaits Every
Man in This Spring Work,
Coach McEwan Declares
Though the moleskins seem to
have been scarcely tucked away in
the proverbial moth balls, they are
being dragged forth again to equip
aspiring gridsters for spring prac
tice, which is scheduled to start
next Wednesday. According to
present plans/ the line and back
field candidates will work out on
alternate afternoons.
At a recent meeting of all aspir
ants, Coach J. J. McEwan outlined
his practice program, and gave his
men some idea of the plays and
signals to be employed next fall.
Although he plans to devote consid
erable attention to fundamentals,
the chief object of the spring work
will be to develop teamwork. In
this respect, the practice of the
next few weeks will be more valu
able than any ensuing February
sessions during the McEwan regime.
Many Men Expected
This training is necessarily tedi
ous, but the coaches plan to break
it up into short, intermittent peri
ods, *to allay monotony. Some scrim
mage near the end of the spring
work will be used to get a defi
nite line on the men who will start
off the first squad next September.
“We want every man out for
football who has ever done any
thing or thinks he can do some
thing,” stated McEwan. “Those
men who were unable to go out in
their freshman year will get their
golden opportunity now. Weight is
an advantage, but speed compen
sates for that.
“Discoveries” Are Many
“I have seen dozens qf men dis
covered who have had no previous
training. In 1915 at West Point,
Chuck Gerhart, mentioned on Wal
ter Camp’s all-American team, was
picked from the baseball squad and
became one of the greatest quar
terbacks who has ever played for
Army. He only weighed 150 pounds,
and never even turned out during
! his plebe year.
“Chick Harding, 1925 quarter
back, weighed less than 148 pounds
and was a “discovery.” He didn’t
go out for football when a plebe,
but was noticed one day while he
was catching punts.
“Hinkey, who was all-American
end for four years in succession,
never weighed more than 150
pounds. Eddie Mahan, of Harvard
grid fame, couldn’t make 160. It
is speed and brains, as much as
weight, that counts.”
Coach McEwan will be greeted
{by twelve 19^5 lettermen: Captain
i A1 Sinclair, Sherman Smith, Ick
Reynolds, Homer Dixon, Bert Kerns,
Carl Johnson, Nick Carter, George
Mimnaugh, Beryl Hodgen, Otto Vi
tus, Victor Wetzel, and Lynn Jones
—all of whom plan to turn out for
spring work. In addition, a good
nucleus of varsity subs and prom
ising freshmen players will turn
The World Fellowship committee
decided at a meeting yesterday to
sponsor a series of meetings which
will be led by foreign students of
the University. The “.Student
Movement in Foreign Countries”
will be the subject.
Last year discussion groups were
!held at the Bunglaow, and although
they were believed to be successful,
Miss Florence Magowan, secretary
of the Y. W. C. A., stated that she
thinks the new plan will stimulate
j more interest among students on the
I campus.
As there are 18 nationalities rep
resented at the University compe
; tent students of eaeh race will be
available. Definite dates for the
i meetings have not been arranged,
hut the first one will be held in
the near future, it was decided.
Rex Underwood
to Give Violin
Solos Sunday
During Vespers
At the weekly Vespers service
in the Music auditorium, Rex Un
derwood, violinist, will play two
selections, “The Swan,” by Saint
Saens, and an “Old Hebrew Melo
dy,” composer unknown.
John Stark Evans will play sev
eral organ numbers and Bruce Gif
fin, University pastor, will read
from the Scriptures.
Vespers will be continued under
the same plan as last term, begin
ning every Sunday at 4:30 and end
ing at 5:00. The vespers commit
te of the University considers this
the most successful as the crowds
increased each Sunday throughout
last term.
Students are requested to be in
their seats at 4:30 so the doors may
be closed promptly.
Team in Good Condition
For First Tussel
The first of the games to be play
ed by the team on its northern trip
will be against the University of
Washington in Seattle this even
ing. According to reports the Se
attle quintet is one of the most
powerful aggregations on the coast.
This means that Eemhart’s men
will have to fight harder than they
have yet before this season.
With the exception of two men,
the team is in good condition for
the tussel. Gunther has been both
ered with a “charley horse,” and
Westergren has had trouble with
his legs, but both will probably be
in shape for the game.
The game tonight is the first of
the four to be played by the team
on its jaunt. The second, with
Montana, always a dangerous op
ponent on its own floor, will b*
played January 25 in Missoula, fol
lowed on January 26 by Idaho. The
last game will be played with Wash
ington State college on January 27.
The men making the trip are:
Eoy Okerberg, Jerry Gunther,
Swede Westergren, Charles Jost,
and Howard Hobson, regulars, Ar
nie Kiminki, Veryl Flynn, Eay Ed
wards, Fred Joy, Eube Murray al
ternatives, and Bob Neighbors,
manager. Bobby Morris of Seattle
and Ealph Coleman of Corvallis are
accompany the team and will offi
ciate in the games. They will al
ternate as referee and umpire.
More reading per capita is done
by students of, the University of
Oregon than in any other Univer
sity in the United States with the
exception of Amherst College, ac
cording to the 1925 report of M. H.
Douglass, librarian.
The circulation of library books
for home use was 33.09, second on
the list of 24 of the leading col
leges of the country. Amherst, with
a student body of 560 was first
with a per capita circulation of
The number of books issued to
students for home use amounted to
id,117, according to Mr. Douglass.
At Amherst 19, 483 were given out.
Oregon Agricultural College ranked
fifteenth on the list, with a per
capita circulation of 9.54.
The total number of books issued
from the circulation, reference and
three reserve desks during 1925 was
403,104 which was an increase of
9 3.
Mrs. Katrinka Overall McDonald,
of New Orleans, national president
of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority, and
Miss Laura Hurd, national past
grand president, have been visiting
the University of Oregon chapter
of Alpha Omicron Pi for the past
few days.
“The Kiss,” “The Athlete,”
And “The Kingdom of
America” Plays be Given
Katherine Kressman, Helen
Webber, Kee Buchanan
Are Authors of Plays
The east for the three original
plays which are to be produced in
Guild hall February 11 and 12, has
been chosen. These plays are the
first ones written by students in
the University of Oregon, to be
staged. It is expected that in the
future a great deal of this type of
creative work will bo presented.
The representation of “The
Kiss,” by Kee Buchanan will be
the first one oft the program. It
is a comedy, with two main char
acters; Cynthia, Florence Couch;
and Roxy, Etha Clark, which brings
out a certain “hunpm” side of life.
“The Athlete” by Katherine
Kressman, has four main charac
ters; Menas, Perry Douglas; Pilus,
Arthur Gray; Celertis, Cecil Mat
son; and Xora, Alfons Korn. It is
a tragedy, the whole plot woven
about “The Athlete.”
Play is Comedy
“The Kingdom of America,”
written by Helen Webber, is a
comedy. The characters are: The
King, Edgar Buchanan; the Queen,
Constance Roth; Princess Clothilde,
Katie Buchanan; Prince, Diana De
ininger; Another Prince, Grace
Potter; Campaign Manager for the
King, William Forbis; Campaign
Manager for the Queen, Frances
Vaughan; Cameraman, J. H. Mc
Clellan; Pillar of the Church, Rob
ert Epping; Judge, Cecil Matson;
and the Delegates, Norma Mc
Cleary, Margaret Booth, Eleanor
Beckwith, Gertrude Hill, and Flor
ence Couch.
Rolf Klep Designs Scenes
SceneS’ for the plays have been
made by diffeient members of the
play producing class. Scenes for
“The Athlete” and “The Kingdom
of America,” have been drawn and
painted by Rolf Klep. The latter
scene is very futuristic, with gro
tesque designs. The king is the
only figure in this scene. The
draperies in the scene of “The Ath
lete” are of outstanding merit,
along with the two Roman figures
in the foreground. Kee Buchanan
has produced a miniature scene for
“The Kiss.” It is a cardboard box,
with a hole through which is seen
the porch scene as presented in the
play. Edgar Bowman is also work
ing on a scene for “The Athlete,”
and is making vases and Roman
benches for the properties.
Margaret Achterman, wardrobe
manager, has charge of the making
of all the costumes for the three
Rehearsals for the plays have
started and will continue every day
for the next three weeks, accord
ing to Miss Florence E. Wilbqr,
Dr. Harold Bowman, pastor of
the First Presbyterian church of
Portland, who has been scheduled
to speak next Wednesday evening
under the auspices of the campus
M. 0.* A., will not fill the en
gagement due to two other " con
flicting entertainments which will
be held at that time. However, he
will speak at the assembly Thurs
day morning as originally an
The following athletic mana
gers will be required to report
at Hayward field this morning
at 8 o’clock: Wade Newbcgin,
John Owens, Forest Wright, Ron
ald McCraight, Burr Abner,
Phillip Holmes' Ronald Christie,
Tom Montgomery, George Bhade,
Ronald Hubbs, Peter Ermlefr)
‘ Austin Shephard, Marvin Davis,
Bob Button, Craig Percy, ‘Ted
Tetz, John Curry, Gordon Miller,
Bert McElroy, Ben Southers,
Lem Thompson, and A1 Bovdcn.
1926 Varsity Grid
Versatile in Other Sports;
Swimming Letter Won
Albert IT. Sinclair, who will cap
tain Oregon’s 1926 entry in the
Coast championship race, appears
admirably fitted for tho position
both as regards playing ability and
past records.
The new football captain is a
physics major, and will complete
his college course at the end of next
fall term. He plans to enter the
engineering field. A perusal of the
last grade sheet discloses the fact
that he missed the honor roll in
but one subject, in spi^e of an ard
uous grid schedule that kept him
from his classes much of the time.
It is a curious coincident that the
new captain, as well as the new
coach, has a military background.
Sinclair was born and bred in mili
tary surroundings. His father, who
is now in charge of the campus B.
0. T. C. has been connected with
the army for many years. A1 is
now ih his fourth year of B. O. T.
C. work and commands a company
in the local division. He is also
a crack shot. His versatility is at
tested to by the fact that ho plays
golf like a veteran, and has two
varsity swimming letters. In the
tank he Is proficient in the breast
Sinclair obtained his prep school
experience in Leavenworth, K&n4
sas, where his father was then sta
tioned. In his freshman year at
Oregon, teamed with Bob Mautz at
tackle. His next year found him at
center, and later at fullback . In
juries kept him him from partici
pation during 1924, but he camo
back last fall stronger than ever,
and his position at left tackle was
His play is seldom exceptionally
brilliant, but always dependably
steady, and he is rated the coolest
man on the squad under fire.
Sinclair stands better than six
j feet in height, and weighs in ex
cess of 190 pounds.
Frank Jue, famous Chinese tenor,
who is a graduate of Oregon, has
returned to the campus for aj
week’s visit. He has been touring
California and will either go east
or remain in the northern part of
the country at the termination of
his visit here. He sang at the
Presbyterian church Sunday night.
Sherwood Anderson to Give
Address in Villard; Time
Changed to Nine O’clock
Associated Students Bring
Modernism Advocate;
Seats 35 and 50 Cents
At 9:00 o’clock Monday night,
Sherwood Anderson, erratic and
outspoken disciplo of modernism,
will make his appearance in Villard
hall. Tickets for the lecture are
now being sold by various members
of the faculty and at the Co-op.
The time has been changed from
8:15, as was originally announced,
in order not to conflict with house
meetings. The Oratorio rehearsal
in the music auditorium is being ad
journed early on that night also, so
that those who wish to hear Mr.
Anderson will be able to do So.
Seats in the front section of the
hall are being reservod for 50 cents,
and general admission seats for *35
cents will be behind this section.
Ticket Sale On
The following persons have tick
ets for sale on the campus: Prof.
Rudolph Ernst and Miss Julia Bur
gess of the English department;
Mrs. McClain at the library; Mm.
Fitch and Dean Esterly at the Ad
ministration building; Kimball
Young at the psychology depart
ment; and Prof. W. F, G. Thaeher
*ind Raymond Lawrence at the
school of journalism.
Mi, Anderson’s appearance markn
the first of a series of lectures
sponsored by the Associated Stu
dents. This lecture series is for the
purpose of bringing some of the
most outstanding and significant
men of the day before the students
and townspeople.
Writer is Unusual
Sherwood Anderson, has been
calling a good deal of attention te
himself for several years not only
because of his unusual Subject mat
ter in abnormal characters, but also
because of his simple, beautiful and
forceful style. There is ah Ironie
strain throughout his stories that
indicates the little part beauty has
played in his own life.
Mr. Anderson has been described
as a forceful speaker as well as
writer. His father, who spent much
of his time “vagabonding” about
the country trying his hand at a
variety of professions, often earned
him rooom and board by spinning
yarns. Anderson seems to have in
herited this propensity also, and he
was known in his little group in
Chicago as a story-teller, even be
fore he made a name for himself as
a writer.
In his lecture tour throughout the
country, Mr. Anderson is said to
make statements not always in
keeping w'ith the conventional ideas,
delighting his “modern” hearers,
and adding general interest to his
Charles Dawson, one of last
year’s graduates, is athletic eoaeh
at Woodrow Wilson junior high
school of this city. Friday night
he journeyed with his basketball
team to Santa Clara where they
played the high school of that places
“New novels are the things that
sell, new novels of the higher
type,” said Mr. Marion McClain,
of the University Co op, when ask
ed what typo of books students
i bought for their own entertain
ment. “Of course we sell every
thing, gift editions of poetry, indi
vidual Shakespeares and other
classics, but modern fiction leads.”
“The books of Sherwood Ander
son are in constant demand. ‘Arrow
Smith,’ ‘Dark Laughter/ a|nd
‘Winesburg, Ohio,’ are especially
popular. I should say,” Mr. Mc
Clain added, “that students buy
about as much poetry as anything
else.” lie mentioned “Perennial
Bachelor,”, by Parrish, and “"Wild
Geese,” by Ostenso, as two other
boohs which lead with the students.
“The demand of course, is lim
ited. There are only a few stu
dents and faculty members who
buy general books. The ones who
do bay, usually buy several boohs
but there are many who never call
for anything but textbooks.”
The Co-op does not handle a large
number of general books because
of the discrimination shown by
publishers against collcgo booh
stores. It is now doing a more ex
tensive business along this line than
;ever before. In 1925 it handled
l $1000 worth of general books.