Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 26, 1926, Image 1

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in Hoop Rules
Result of Meeting
Two Officials to Accompany
Road Teams; Baseball also
Sees Drastic Revisions
Several changes in the conference
basketball rules, and stricter inter
pretations of others were brought
about at the meeting of graduate
managers during December.
* * *
One of the most important con
cerns officials. Two will accom
pany each traveling squad, and
work all its games, alternating as
referee and umpire. Bill Mulligan,
■of Spokane, and Balph Coleman,
of Corvallis, are with the Webfeet
on their present northern invasion.
Mulligan will act in each Oregon
contest, except the Idaho game in
Eugene, which Bobby Morris, of
Seattle, will handle. Bay Brooks,
of Portland, will pair with the Spo
kane arbriter in the O. A. C. tussles,
and the Washington State affair
in Eugene. Coleman will see serv
ice in the Idaho and Washington
games in the armory. This is con
sidered a considerable improvement
on the hit and miss methods form
erly employed which resulted in a
certain memorable affair at Salem.
Good officiating probably has much
to do with Montana's lack of suc
cess. The officials are calling them
close this year, which suits the
Grizzlies not at all.
* • *
The referee is to be in charge
of the play, with the umpire follow
ing behind to check minor rule in
fractions. The officials will ’re
main apart from the players, as
much as possible, traveling on sep
arate trains whenever feasible, and
stopping in different hotels. It
was recommended that they wear
sweaters with vertical stripes, in
imitation of those worn by hoekey
players, so as to avoid confusion
with participants.
Another innovation is the intro
duction of a gong at least 12 inches
in diameter for use by the scorer
in making substitutions and when
the fourth personal is made by a
contestant. The committee decided
that all backboards be a uniform
white, and that the basket rings be
leveled by the vpse of a spirit level,
the latter to be furnished by the
home team. In case of a_conflict
of uniforms, the road outfit is to
wear white.
There were also several minor
changes. Both teams must sit on
the same side of the floor, in case
of out of bounds the player closest
the ball must toss it to the referee,
and the officials shall decide as to
the proper inflation of the ball. If
a team has more than five nfen on
the floor as in substituting when a
goal is made by opponents, the two
points shall stand, and an addi
tional technical foul shall be called
on the offending team. The home
score book is to»be the official
tome in all cases of arguments. Sev
eral lesser decisions werfe made,
briefly clarifying the foul rules.
An excellent step was made when
the committee endeavored to regu
late the color scheme to be used in
the uniforms of the various teams.
Oregon will have green; O. A. G.
black and orange; Montana, red;
Washington, gold; Idaho, white;
(Continued on page four)
Free Lance Organization Is
First With 39 Points To
Credit; Hall Men Second
Bouts in Annual Wrestling
Tourney Hard Fought,
Coach Widmer Declares
The long heralded intramural
wrestling championship events are
finished. The heretofore unsung
Four Horsemen free lance organi
zation with 39 points to their credit
are the ruling champions for the
onsuing year. Friendly hall, with
33 points, ran a close second.
Winners in the" various weights
will today don the brass belt buck
les which are significant that they
were able to pit their strength and
cleverness with the best grappling
powers of all campus contenders
and emerge from the pile of flying
mares, headloeks, wristlocks, |tde-'
holds, and all other phases of wrest
ling, known and unknown, with
colors flying.
Matches Hard Fought
Competition in the different
classes was keener than in recent
years, according to Earl “Dutch”
Widmer, veteran varsity mat coach
and referee and judge for all do
nut matches.
“The boys showed more enthusi
asm this year than ever before.
Some of the matches were hard
fought with only the final seconds
making the decision trend toward
the winner. Because of the interest
shown this year T am lodkiifg for
ward to better results next season.”
Winners are Named
The individual champions are as
118 pound—Willison, Four Horse
man, two falls over Sommers.
128 pound—Lienkamper, Friend
(Continued on page three)
Many social functions have al
ready been scheduled with the dean
of women for spring term, leaving
only a few dates open for those
who are planning house dances. The
social calendar, up to date, is:
April 1, dance drama; April 2,
open; April 3, Phi Kappa Psi for
mal; April 9, To-Ko-Lo formal; Sig
ma Beta Phi formal; Kappa Sigma,
Sigma Nu; April 10, track meet—
Stanford, at Palo Alto, April Fro
lic; April 16, class dances;-April
17, Sigma Chi; April 22, Mu Phi
Epsilon concert; April 23, Junior
Vodvil; April 24, Alpha Omicron
Pi barn dance, Pi Delta Theta for
mal, Junior Vodvil; April 26, A. S.
U. O. concert—The Little Sym
phony; April 30, open; May 1, Se
attle relay, Alpha Chi Omega
spring dance, Beta Theta Pi formal;
May 2, Phi Delta Theta picnic, Beta
Theta Pi picnic; May 7, Junior
Week-End; May 8, Track Meet
Washington, at Eugene; May 14,
open; May 15, Track Meet-O. A. C.
at Corvallis; May 22, Kappa Alpha
Theta formal; May 28, closed; May
29, closed; May 31, Memorial Day,
I holiday.
You’ve read in the current mag
azines about Florida mermaids who
celebrate New Year’s Eve by tak
ing a dip in the surf, and you’re
fed up on the publicity of sunny
Southern California featuring their
bathing beauties in mid-winter
beach frolics. So far such orgies
have been confined during the
colder months to the southern
climes, where the sky and air and
water are warm and limpid and
blue, and we northerners have en
vied and marvelled. • But at last
our publicity men can use the same
clever devise to draw crowds of
prospective tourists to the state
for Saturday, January 23, at about
four o’clock in the afternoon, a
similar scene was staged over
where the banks of the Alpha Phi
lawn meet the Mill race.
With the men’s swimming meet,
which they viewed earlier in the
afternoon, as an incentive, three co
eds dared each other to brave the
icy current of the race, and took
the dare. Although the sky was
threatening, and a winter wind
whispered in the willows the girls
were unafraid, and amid squeals,
applause and spectators, took the
plunge. Although the swimming
meet was brief, and the contestants,
Margaret Vincent, Irva Dale and
Lois McCook, confessed to a pro
longed hot shower and indulgence
in steaming lemonade, the act was
accomplished. We can now boast
of our mid-winter bathing, and the
girls have the un-challenged honor
of being the first Mill race bathers
this year.
Author Prophesies Pause in Physical Life
of Country; American Artists
Becoming Bolder
Sherwood Anderson, the man who
as an author is “bidding Americans
observe what is going on within
themselves,” became a prophet, as
a lecturer last night, and foretold,
with his high-pitched but pleasant
voice, the dawn of a “greater trend
towards creative and imaginative
life in America.”
Between 800 and 1000 gathered
in Villard hall and heard him first
fall in with Mencken’s indictment
of the American as a “boob,” then
heard him hold out some little com
fort to this same American, be
cause the physical life—the hustle
and the bustle—was coming to a
“ pause,”
As a speaker, Mil. Andlersfm
proved a wonderful talker, some one
aptly said. Nevertheless he won
his audience, it seemed, from the
first when he naively remarked the
only reason he was lecturing was
because he went “broke” last year.
Voice* Conveyed Gentleness
This “tramp, soldier, laborer, fac
tory hand—and writer,” as he
styled himself, lived true to advance
notices. He was a man past mid
dle-age in appearance. (He is 49
years old.) His face, behind a pair
of huge tortoise shell glasses, had in
it “powerful masses,” as it has
been said, but his voice conveyed
For secondary honors in physical
aspects, it seemed, a vivid blue
shirt, partially covered with a still
bluer tie vied with long, shaggy
hair, equally unfriendly with the
barber and the comb.
Sherwood Anderson’s topic, as
announced, was “The Creative Im
pulse in America,” and though he
said he had four lectures of differ
ent names and the same speech for
each one, he kept quite close to his
subject. He read from notes, but
with a certain freedom which kept
this fact from boring the audience.
“America’s physical life is the
greatest in all the world,” said Mr.
Anderson. “We have been a long
time in building up this side of our
lives, but now, I believe, there is
coming a pause—a questioning
Writers Becoming Bolder
It was this “pause” that Mr. An
derson referred to as the “dawn of
a creative life in America. Our
painters, musicians, writers, and ar
tists,” he added, “are becoming
bolder. More and more American
artists are making names in Amer
ica, as well as abroad. Imagina
tion is beginning to stay here at
home. This process will keep up.”
Mr. Anderson pointed out that a
distinct change was taking place
amongst the writers of America. A
few years ago, he said, all the
writers went to France or England
for their tales. They did not even
use the American language, which
was thought to be vulgar.
Other writers, whom he termed
unimaginative wrote about mythi
cal cowboys amongst mythical In
dians on mythical plains of a myth
ical America.
Mr. Anderson, whose home is in
Chicago, is making his first trip
to the Pacific northwest, though
he has been to California several
times. He arrived on the campus
about noon yesterday and was en
tertained continually by students
and faeulty jnembers. He leaves
at 11:10 this morning for Portland.
Concert Player Uses Most
Valuable Instrument
Paul Koehanski, who plays here
'tomorrow evening in the associated
students ’ concert series, will use one
of the most valuable violins i!n ex
istence. It is one of the few real
Stradivarius instruments now in
use; the age and story of this violin
' is one of romance.
' In 1687 Stradivarius made a num
jber of special sets /of instruments
among which was a set for the
Spanish crown. One of these violins
was stolen and came into the hands
of Ole Bull, from whom it was ob
tained by Charles Plowden and
eventually by C. Oldham, the famous
^English collector. After his d#ath
,it wag bequeathed to the British
Museum where it remained twto
years, but through the protest of a
number of, eminent violinists, among
them Ysaye, Sauret, Arbos, Whil
helmj and others, that so valuable
a^n instrument should be withdrawn
from the musical world, it was re
' turned to the widow who gave it to
[Hill of London for safe keeping.
[ About twelve years ago Paul Ko
' chanski had an opportunity to see
the instrument in London, and it
[ was loaned him for a recital there.
He liked the tone and beauty of the
violin so well that he bought it.
This particular violin is of the
second period whefn Stradivarius
followed his own fancy leading to
i individual modifications of form,
archings, sopnd holes and scrolls.
Its tonal qualities are possibly as
wtonderful as any instrument in use,
musicians say.
I Koehanski will give a recital
[ Wednesday evening at the Metho
'■ dist eburch at 8:15. Students will
! be admitted upon presentation of
l student body tickets,
r ---° °
Members of the faculty and stu
dent assistants are requested by the
University pay-roll clerk to sign the
payroll not later than January 29,
if they want February checks.
January 30 Set as Deadline
By Business Office
Five more days remain until the
University business office closes
for fee payment. January 30 has
been set as the last day that a stu
dent may pay his fees without be
ing charged extra for late payment.
The cashier’s window will be
open from 8 to 12 o’clock in the
mornings and from 1:30 to 4:00 in
the afternoons and just a half day
on Saturday.
A warning against student issu
ing checks to pay their fees unless
they have funds to cover the
checks' has been given. Little
trouble from this source was exper
ienced last year and less is expect
ed this year.
The Edison Marshall short story
contest closes February 1. Those
desiring to submit stories for the
annual 50 dollar prize should do so
within the week.
Those serving on the committee
will be Ralph D. Casey, assistant
professor in the school of journal
ism; Richard Montgomery, manager
of the book department of the J.
K. Gill company of Portland;- and
Vivian Bretherton, one of Oregon’s
short story writers* W. F. G.
Thacher of the school of journal
ism, chose these people to act on
the committee, because they repre
sent the attitude of the faculty, the
story reading public, and the pro
fessional writer. Manuscripts may
be handed to Mr. Thacher any time
this week. „ • ° ° a °
Meeting today at 12 o’clock
at the men’s gym of the follow
ing: members of the Order of
the “O” with sweaters, mem
bers of the physical educational
staff, and all athletic coaches.
Pictures will be taken at this
Epidemic Reports are False,
Health Service Says After
Three Investigations
Living Organizations Are
Advised to Disinfect All
Members as Precaution
No new cases of spinal meningi
tis have been reported on the cam
pus, nor is it remotely probably
that there will be, Dr. John Bovard,
dean of the school of physical edu
cation of which the University
health service is a department, de
clared last night. Rumors that
there is an epidemic abroad were
branded by Dr. Bovard as wholly
Possibility of more cases of the
disease are lessened by the diffi
culty of contagion, Dr. Bovard ex
plained. Harold Moshberger, of
Woodburn, University freshman,
died Saturday night of spinal men
ingitis, and all persons who were in
contact with him have been ex
All Cultures Negative
“Throat cultures have been made
of all exposed persons,” Dr. F. N.
Miller, head of the health service
said, “and all were negative.”
Information on the disease and
materials for nose and throat disin
fection are being supplied to all liv
ing organizations and boarding
houses by the health service not
because of the possibility of an
epidemic but to comply with the
suggestion of 8. M. Kerron, county
health officer, it was announced.
Following is the statement issued
by the health service to living or
Alarm Unfounded
“It is known that tire germs of
meningitis are often carried in the
throat of people who are well and
possibly the careful use of a gargle
and spray will prevent some cases.
We do not anticipate an occurence
of any further cases and feel very
definitely that there is no cause
for alarm. However, we believe
that every precaution should be
taken. “Wo especially desire stu
dents suffering from colds to report
to the dispensary for early treat
ment. This will at least prevent
the lost of much time duo to the
development of these minor colds
into more serious difficulties.
Cooperation Adked
“We urge that the students co
operate in preventing unnecessary
alarm by avoiding discussion of the
possibility of meningitis epidemics.
As a matter of fact, there have
been two cases, one in Portland and
one on the campus. Both of these
were diagnosed early and removed
from other students. Furthermore,
while the disease is extremely dan
gerous, it fortunately is not highly
contagious. There is no specific
treatment which can be given to
prevent the occurrence of this di
sease. All lHat may be done is to
attend to the general health of the
student. It .is for this reason that
we urge students to use gargles as
supplied and to report to the health
service for every illness.
“It is requested that each head
resident send someone to the dis
pensary to secure material for use
in,the nose or throat. Directions
will accompany this package. We
hope that for a period of a week or
two at least, it will be your en
deavor to see that these materials
are used by everyone in your
The girls of Hendricks Hall and
Miss Gertrude Talbot were hos
tesses at a dinner party Thursday
night at which a group of faculty
members and their wives were
present. The guests were: Captain
John J. McEwan, Captain J. T.
Murray, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Casey,
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Barnes, Mr.
and Mrs. Andrew Fish, Mr. and
Mrs. Glenn E. Hoover, Miss Lillian
Stupp, and Mr. Stephenson Smith.
First Year Girls
Will Meet E.B.U.
Teams in Debate
Twice This Week
Six freshmen girls will debate
with the Eugene Bible University
freshman team on the question of a
national uniform marriage and di
vorce law this week. Tonight the
Oregon affirmative and E. B. U.
negative will meet in the latter’s
auditorium. Thursday at 3:30
o’clock the negative meets the E.
B. U. affirmative before the meet
ing of tho Eugeno Paront Teach
ers’ Association in the high school
auditorium. Both are no decision
Not only is tho question of in
terest in itself but the girls have
added humor to their constructive
and rebuttal speeches and the ora
tory will flow freely from the lips
of the feminine Websters. -f To!
night’s contest starts at 8 o’clock.
On Oregon’s team are: Nettie
mae Smith, Maxine Piorce, and
Irene Hartsell affirmative, and
Marion Leach, Essio Ilendriksen
and Pauline Winchell negative.
Dance to be Formal; Frosh
Men to be Excluded
“Get your dates and your tickets
immediately, men,” is the word
from Walter Kelsey, who is in
charge of the ticket sale for the
Senior Ball, formal dance to be
given February 6, in the Woman’s
building. “Don’t forget that the
idance is a week from Saturday
night. It will be the most elabor
ate and exclusive dance of the year
and you don’t want to miss out on
it,” he added.
Tickets are selling at the men’s
living organizations and at the Co:
op. To facilitate the sale among
alumni living in Eugene, 20 tickets
with invitations have been placed
on sale at Lara way’s. Irva Dale
has been appointed to handle the
ticket sale for women who wish
to buy tickets for out-of-town men
who are coming here for the affair.
Miss Dale can be reached by call
ing 851.
The dance is formal and no first
year men will bo admitted. Cor
sages have been voted out by Pan
Hellenic and the Inter-fraternity
council. Elaborate plans for deco
ration, feature and programs are
being worked out and judging by
the number of tickets sold in the
past few days, there will be few
left for late buyers. Attendance to
the ball is limited, 350 tickets only
being placed on sale. Invitations
will be given with all tickets to be
sent to the women.
Ruth Oorey, sophomore in the
University, has withdrawn from
school because of ill health and has
returned to her home at Marshfield
to stay for the remainder of this
term. She expects to return spring
term and resume her studies. Miss
(Corey is a major in English and a
'resident of Susan Campbell hall.
BY 35-17 SCORE
“Chuck” Jost Scintillates As
Webfeet Win; Gunther
And Okerberg High Men
Idaho To Be Met Tonight In
Crucial Contest; Wash
ington Defeated 34-20
CORVALLIS, Ore., Jan. 26.—Ore
gon Agriculture College defeated
Whitman here last night by a score
of 21-26. The game ended at the
half 13-14 In favor of the losers.
Oregon (36) vs. (17) Montana
Hobson (2).f..(8) Coyle
Gunther (12).f..„. Baney
Okerberg (16).c.(6) niiw«»
Jost (3).g__ Sweet
Westergren (2)....g._ Sterling
Subs: Montana, Kelly (2); w»<i»
(2); Oregon, Murray,
Flynn, Edwards.
MISSOULA, Mont., Jan. 25, 19261
—(Special to the Emerald).—With
“Chuck” Jost playing the best
game of his career, the speedy Ore
gonians hurdled the second obstacle
on their road journey by submerg
ing the Montana Grizzlies by s 15
to 17 count here last night. Jost
was everywhere on the floor, held
Baney scoreless, and put up the
best exhibition of guard play eves
displayed on the Montana court.
The Webfeet jumped off to mm
early lead and were never headed.
They led at half time, 21 td T.
Hobson, their captain, showed ex
cellent floorwork, while Okerberg
their string-bean center, eonneeted
with the basket from all angles and
won high honors with 15 markers.
Clarence Coyle led the Grisslies
with eight points.
The visitors left here immediate
ly after the game, anS will mar
(Continued on page four)
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Committees for the Dance Drama
to be given April 1 by Orchesna
have been appointed by Miss Lil
lian L. Stupp, general manager.
Mildred LeCompte Moore, a grad
uate of the physical education de
partment of ’24, is the business
manager, with ^Louise Buchanan,
Dorothy Henderson, Gertrude Hill
and Edith Huntsman as assistants.
This committee will arrange for ths
advertising, ticket sale and ths
The staging committee is Kitty
Rartain, Alene Larimer and Viols*
Reed. Bernice Lamb is at the head
of the program committee. Mar
garet Stahl will arrange for the da
sign on tho programs and Eths
Clark for the lines.
On the lighting committee are
Frances Vaughn and Louise Wiss
earver; music committee, Grace Pot
ter and Iola Rubinstein; costume
committee, Kate Lambert, Beatries
Peters, Elizabeth Talbott, Edith
Bain and Margaret 'Stahl. The re
hearsal committee consists of Edith
Pierce, Janet Wood, Betty Lewis,
Alta Knips and Helen Robson.
Medium height, but a good chunk
of a man, nearly 50. Graying dark- 1
brown hair; kindly eyes with smily
crows feet; a ruddy face—a man
of the outdoors, ono would Say,
glancing at his face.
A man without airs is Sherwood
Anderson. Soft-voiced, with the
sort of drawl that might come from
the south—though he isn’t a south
erner. He gives the final word of
each sentence a sort ■ of parting
Poise—plenty of it. Ease. He
smokes, most gracefully, one cigar
ette after another, not nervously,
but with evident relish—iso that
one looks to see if it isn’t really a
cigar or a pipe that he is fondling.!
But it is indeed, a cargrette-holder. i
He likes people. At the Theta
?hi house, where ho was a dinner
;uest last evening, he declined t»
!ay who is his favorite author
inrong his contemporaries. “I*
fact,” he confessed, freely, “I donflfc
read much. A writing man" doe*
not reach much, ordinarily. I get
most of my ideas from people.”
Mr. Anderson admits that he ha*
difficulty in portraying women
characters. “I find it much more
difficult to do anything with a
woman than with a man,” he re
marked, in answer to a question.
“So does most anybody,” remark
ed a young man in the group
around him. And Mr. Anderson
joined most heartily in the laugh
that followed. A human man, he
liked the boys. And they liked hint.