Webfoots Make Good Per Cent Of Tries for Goals Dextrous Dribblers Go; Pass Note Resorted to; Gonzaga Game Free Bv RICHARD H. SYRING Sports Editor Now that the University *if Ore gon basketball quintet has played its first home non-conference series, there is eonsider able speculation about tlio pros pects for 1928. The low score in the second Wil lamette ferine may be a bit disheart ening for a few of the local fans, but they iarc ask ed to take new hope. Oregon’s two Scott Milligan Scores against the Willamette l m versity Bearcats were 30 to 17 and 30 to 23 as compared to last year’s results, 3S to 10 and 43 to 14. Al though there is somewhat of a gap between the totals of the two scores for each year, this year’s quintet made a good average of its shots. According to statistics, in the sec ond Willamette game last year, the Webfoots garnered 20 field goals out of 00 tries for an average of .303 percent. Last Saturday’s game saw the Lemon-yellow hoopsters make 14 baskets out of 55 tries for an average of .254 percent. If fans will stop to realize that Coach Billy Reinhart’s 1028 basket ball team is minus the dextrous drib blers of last year, it will be seen that scores this year will probably , be considerably lower. The ab sence of such ball patters as Roy Okerberg, Jerry Gunther and Swede Westergren necessitates a somewhat different offensive. Instead of at tempting to dribble down to the basket for a close shot, this year’s offensive calls for a pass. With several more weeks of practice games the Oregon quintet will gain speed and precision in its offensive. A muoh better working, scoring ma chine will face the University of Idaho Vandals, January 21, at Mc Arthur Court in the first conference tilt. * » * The “gold dust” twins of this year’s varsity machine, Gordon Rid ings and Scotty Milligan, each gave a good account of themselves in the recent two-game -series. Ridings’ hoop performance for both nights gives him an average of £.12. gar nering 9 markers out of 33 trials. Seotty Milligan, the lankier member of the- pair, made a somewhat better average, earning 7 baskets out of 22 tries for a percent of .318. One of Scotty’s specialties is follow up shots. In last, Saturday’s fracas Milligan made a beautiful shot when he batted the ball through the hoop from a rebound. After sitting on the bench all season, Bernard Hummelt received a chance to show his wares Saturday night and came through with flying colors. Playing a guard position, (Continued on page four) ‘Say It With Flowers' Decide Botanists; Start Baby Conservatory The top floor of Beady is budding young conservatory. On al \ no hears that famous ole < - “Have you a little plant It at ome?” All the pots, earth we • what have you are there On, Mng is lacking and that is t. 'TS. Tli ology classes, taught by A. B. r, head of the botany depart studying the struc ture am \ of plants, and has : planted eds. Now all they have to ao is sit and wait for some thing to happen, (Bo far, the dear little floras have proved obstinate I and refused to grow. Possibly the fact that students have cut out part of the seeds and that some of them have dark glass over them to ex ; elude the light has something to do with the lack of haste in the little posies’ growth. But who knows? Maybe Beady will be a healthy young florist shop yet. Joe McKeown’s Oregana Team Banquets Today Sixteen Workers Invited; Prizes To Be Awarded At Anchorage Joe McKeown’s victorious Ore gana team of last term will be serv ed its promised feast today at six o ’dock in the banquet room at the Anchorage. The sixteen subscrip tion hunters sold 450 books and cap tured both first and second prizes for the largest number of subscrip tions sold by individual members. Ten dollars, first prize will be awarded during the banquet to Dena Al/i, who turned in receipts for 72 books. Second prize, five dollars, wilf go to Thirza Anderson, who had a total of 55 subscriptions. warren jj. ramitn, racuny captain of the winning group, will be pres ent. Dr. Smith maintained through out the campaign that he would es pecially enjoy the meal because it would be won at the expense of two faculty brothers, William Maddox and James H. Gilbert. Mr. Maddox headed John Cusiek’s squad, which barely took second place away from the team under Phil Livesley and Mr. Gilbert. The members who are invited to attend the banquet tonight are Dena Aim, Charlotte Kiefer, Audrey Hen drikson, Lucille Jackson, Agnes Palmer, Maryhelen Koupal, Ralph Owens, Leonard DeLano, Jesse Doug las, Gordon Miller, Thirza Ander son, Prank Ison, Joshua Alexander, Olive Banks, Art Schoeni and Dor othy Thomas. Ronald M. Hubbs had charge of the circulation drive for this year’s Oregana. He and Sam Kinley, bus iness manager, are both very pleas ed with the work done by the sub scription committees. “We want all the team to be there, eat all they want and enjoy themselves,” said Hubbs. “Every thing will be over in time for those who wish to attend the Kirby Page lecture in the evening.” A. W. Thompson, World Tour Debater, Te/fo About Team’s Work in eSunset’ “A Talking Tour” is the title of ft full-page story in the January Sunset Magazine, by Avery W. Thompson, one of the University of Oregon students on the world tour debate team. “Their purpose,” the article %v plains, “is to foster throughout En glish speaking nations, the feeling of international fi®endsliip by per sonal contacts. Aside from being the first forensic project of its kind, it is, because of its original nature, one that grips the imagination not only of the institutions they meet but of the American people whom they represent.” The article is illustrated by two inserts, one showing the three mem bers of the team, and J. K. Horner, their coach at the University; the other one portrays an unusual front view of the Law building with its vine-clustered walls. In summarizing some of the ob stacles encountered in making the proper arrangements for the jour ney the writer said: “Persistent exercise of Yankee ingenuity was necessary on the part of these under gaduates to overcome complex and intricate problems which have in evitably arisen during the planning of a scheme so large in scope as to involve some sixty institutions in eleven countries and representing a total distance of some 25,000 miles. None of these three, Benoit McCros key, Avery W. Thompson of Salem, and W. E. Hempstead of Portland, could have financed such a trip be cause each has had to work at least part of his way through the fitate University. Since they were chosen at a competitive speaking tryout last May, they have visualized the opportunity to see the world in a unique yet dignified manner while developing a hundredfold their ef ficiency and enlarging their sphere of iJsefulness. Finally, through guarantees from opposing institu tions, writing, backing of the Ore gon Chamber of Commerce, and sup port from their University, they fi nanced their eight months’ travel schooling.” They sailed from San Francisco October 11, 1927, making their first stop at Honolulu, thence to Manila, Japan, China, India, Great Britain, Ireland, Scotland, and in a general | circle that will cover all the more important foreign universities. On j their entourage after reaching New ; York back to Eugebe they will meet American universities and see their ! own United States after the rest of the world has gone by. The concluding paragraph in the article says, “Go around the world, Kirby Page to LectureTodav In Villard Hall Editor ‘World Tomorrow’ Speaker and W'riter On World Peaee Open Forum To Be Held At Hut at Four o’Clock Foreign Policy Topic of Talk at Eleven A man of experience, of activity and devotion to liis duty is Kirby Page, editor of “The World Tomor row,” and internationally known | speaker and writer on religious and ! social subjects, who will speak three times on the University of Oregon campus today. Mr. Page has addressed the stu dents of more than 200 colleges and universities during the past three years. lie is making his present tour of the Pacific coast under the auspices of the Y. M. C. A. and V. W. C. A. Last week he spoke be fore the Portland Ministerial Union, yesterday he was on the campus of the Oregon State College at Corvallis, and late tonight, following his visit here, he will leave for California. At 11 o’clock this morning, Mr. Page will lecture in Villard hall on the subject, “A Constructive Foreign Policy.” lie will speak with au thority on this topic, ns ho has traveled over 200,000 miles during the past ten years, visiting practi cally every country of Europe and Asia, conferring with leaders, and working for broader economic, social, and international relations. Victor P. Morris, professor of economics, will introduce Mr. Page. This afternoon from 4 to 6 o’clock Mr. Page will conduct an open forum of discussion at the Y. M. C. A. hut. “The Outlawry of War” will be Kirby Page’s topic tonight at 8 n’nW.l- 1, oil AT,. T>„^„ has long been an ardent worker for world peace through the columns of his magazine, his addresses, and nu merous books, pamphlets, and maga zine articles he has written. He is the author of four books on this jubject: “War, Its Causes, Conse quences, and Cure”; “The Abolition of War”; “An American Peace Pol icy”; and “Makers of World Peace.” Ho has also written a number of pamphlets dealing with world peace, including “Prance and the Peace of Europe,”* and “A National Peace Department.” President Arnold Bennett Hall of the University of Oregon will introduce Mr. Page at his lecture tonight. The University Faculty club will entertain, Mr. Page with a luncheon at the Anchorage today noon. Wil liam P. Maddox, professor of poli tical science, is in charge of the ar rangements, and faculty members and their wives who wish to attend may make reservations by calling Mr. Maddox or the Anchorage. Kirby Page is a graduate of Drake University and has taken work at the University of Chicago, Columbia University, and the Union Theological Seminary. While at Drake he won the Iowa tennis cham pionship and was a player on the varsity’ basketball team. During the years 1916-18, Mr. Page traveled with Sherwood Eddy on his evangelistic tour around the world. For three years he was the pastor of the Ridgewood Church of Christ, New York, and for five years he worked as a free lance writer, devoting his entire time to writing and speaking on the application of religious to personal life, and work ing for better international rela tions. American Slays Four Kidnapers With Empty Brandy Bottles, Flees (By United Press) MEXICO CITY, Jan. 9.—The amazing story of how an American mining engineer broke away from Mexican kidnapers by drugging his. four guards with brandy and then [killing them with the empty brandy bottles and a sharp rock was re vealed here tonight. Back from his maddening experi ence in the mountain stranghold of his former captors, Lyman F. Bar ber of Los Angeles, although weak and weary, gave cryptic details of |his escape on the eve of his sched uled execution. His faithful Mexican servant, Pedro, who was kidnaped with Bar ber three weeks ago, the strong brandy, the empty bottle, a sharp edged rock and a blind, aged horse which dropped dead afher serving its usefulness saved the American’s [life. !Orchestra Composed Of Oregon Collegiates To Play on Steamer The croonin'; waltz-time ntmo ! sphere and wild jazzmanin for (lie dinner concerts and dances on board tHo Dollar I.ino President Jackson, I which sails from Pan Francisco Fri day, January Id. will be provided by Brad Collins and his orchestra Arthur Larsen, drummer; Dave Beeson, ban joist; Franz Wagner, player of the saxophone and clari net, and a yet undetermined man who will probably come down from O. S. 0., will complete the musical crew, which leaves here on the noon train today. Telegrams have been sent ahead to herald the approach of the col legiates, who will be featured at hotels in the cities along the route. The southern trip, through Hono lulu, Yokohama, Kobe, Hongkong, Shanghai, and Manila will be fol lowed on the outward journey. On the return, those same ports will be touched, with the exception of Honolulu, for the President Jack son will follow the northern cruise across tho Paeitic, and will steam j into Seattle on March 32, just one day short of two months from tho time of sailing. Georges fneseo, A. S. U. O. Artist, Plays Saturday Versatile Roumanian Has Ardent and Unaffected Execution Georges Enesco, Roumanian violin ist, will appear as the second artist on the A. S. IT. O. concert Beries, at the Woman’s building, Saturday, January 14, at 8 o’clock. Enesco has been proclaimed by critics as the “Colossus of the musi cal world.” This title has been given to him in recognition of the versatility of his musical igenins. In addition to his mastery of the violin, Enesco plays the piano, organ and ’cello. He has also achieved distinction as a composer. Not only has he composed sonatas for the violin "but also for the ’cello and suites for the piano. By strange paradox the majority of his .com positions are not for the violin. Ilis larger works include a suite for or chestra, which was played by the New York Philharmonic. In 1921 the Flonzaley quartet played a com position which he dedicated to them. An octet for strings, symphonies for the orchestra ^nd a Roumanian Rhapsody for orchestra have re ceived recognition. A Roumanian by birth, Enesco re ceived his early musical training in Yienna and studied composition un der Massenet and Fauro in Paris. As an artist Enesco shows distinctly the French influence in his technique, but his simple style and poetic ar dor 'almost obscure anything but t-he beauty of his music. In this connection a critie has noted: “As a violinist Enesco plays as though he were in communion with the composer himself, and seems to forget the public before him. Not a gesture out of place, no ostenta tious flourishing of the bow in the air, no raising or lowering of the shoulders or tossing of the head. Ilis interpretations possess a noble sim plicity of line, a poetic understand ing that set him apart among pres ent day virtuosi.” After . graduation Enesco played for a time as court violinist to Queen Carmen Sylvia. He was later acclaimed as a master in the musical centers of Europe. His first appear ance in America was with the Phila delphia orchestra in 1923. The pres ent season is Enesco’s fifth ip America and his second transconti nental tour. Democratic Women Jeer A1 Smith; Ask For Dry Candidate (By United Press) WASHINGTON, Jan. 9—A group of Democratic women voters began their revolt against the nomination of a wet candidate today by greet ing with derisive laughter the men tion of A1 Smith, Senator Reed -of Missouri and oGveruor Ritchie of Maryland. In anticipation of the Democratic national committee and the Jackson day dinner here hursday, the na tional woman's Democratic law en forcement league held its first con vention and served up a dry appe tizer in the form of a resolution in sisting on the nomination of a can didate who believes in the prohibi tion amendment. Mrs. Jesse W. Nicholson of Maryland, president of the league, said there were 51,000 members. Winter Term Social Events Calendar Out Many Affairs Now Listed; Forinals and Basketball Most Popular Student Body Dance Down for February 21 Two Conferences Slated For This Term — [ The social calendar for the win ! tor term has ;just been released at I the dean of women's -office, and I many interesting affairs are sched uled for students and faculty. Formal dances and basketball pre dominate in popularity, but many ether events are listed. The school ol music will give a faculty-student recital every Wednesday, which is of special interest to music lovers. The student body danpo is sched uled which will be given the night before Washington’s birthday, a school holiday. The high school conference and the newspaper conference arc two affairs scheduled for this term, which are unusually interesting. The calendar includes: January 11—Wednesday Moroni Olsen Players—“The+T)e tour. ” University Lpeturc—Maurice Hin dus. January 13—Friday High School conference—closed to dances. VIOLINIST COMING January 14—Saturday ^Basketball—Gonzaga. Georges Enesco—Violinist. High School conference. Pi Beta Phi upper class' dance. January 16—Monday Basketball—Whitman at Eugene. January 18—Wednesday School of Music—Faculty-Student recital. January 20—Friday Friendly hall informal. Delta Delta Delta formal. Sigma Phi Epsilon upperclass dance. January 21—Saturday Frosh Glee—closed to dances. Basketball—Idaho at Eugene. January 23—Monday University Lecture series—Will Durant. January 24—Tuesday Basketball—Washington State at Eugene. January 25—Wednesday School of Music—Faculty and Stu dent reception. MILITARY BALL TO BE HELD January 27—Friday Sigma Chi underclass dance. Officer’s military ball. January 28—Saturday Basketball—Washington at Eu gene. Susan Campbell hall formal. Alpha Phi formal. Alpha Delta Pi formal. Sigma Alpha Epsilon open house. January 30—Monday Lecture series. February 1—Wcdensday School of Music—Faculty-Student recital. February 3—Friday Swimming—Oregon State at Cor vallis. — % Alpha Omicron Pi formal. Spurs ^lub informal. Hendricks hall formal. Mortar Board bridge tea. February 4—Saturday Basketball—Oregon State at Eu gene. Kappa Sigma formal. Kappa Kappa Gamma formal. Craftsman-Temenid dance. February 7—Tuesday Basketball—Montana at Eugene. DIME CRAWL LISTED February 8—Wednesday Dime Crawl. School of Music—Faculty and Student recital. February 9—Thursday Newspaper conference—3 days. February 10—Friday Kappa Alpha Theta formal. Alpha Tau Omega formal. Pi Beta Phi formal. Phi Sigma Kappa formal. February 11—Saturday Basketball—Oregon State at Cor vallis. Gamma Nu formal. Sigma Chi formal. Chi Omega formal. Alpha Gamma Delta formal. Alpha Xi Delta formal. February 15—Wednesday School of Music Faculty and Stu . dent recital. February 17—Friday Craftsman’s club formal. Sigma Nu formal. Pi Beta Phi formal reception. (Continued on page three) ; Snowshoes Utilized By Oregon Student /is Way To Get Home Trains, buses, autos and oven old fashioned buggies, the hind with the dumb animal at tho front, instead of at thov wheel, have served to transport various students to school, but Winston Allard, freshman, of Eugene, claims the most novel ex perience of the eampuswnrd tra velers. Allard, with a friend, was visit ing in Robinson Fork, Washington, during the Christmas holidays. With tho recent storm which hit tho Northwest, came snow, which block aded the roads on all sides of tho village, and left it isolated, leaving the boys 17 miles from the nearest outlet into tho world, with the elioiee of hiking it on snowshoes or spend ing tho rest of tho spell in that place. After the boys had hiked it, and headed south in an auto they en countered more obstacles in the way of the drifts on the Columbia River highway. They decided that a train would bo tho best way to travel this time, and Allard finally arrived on tho campus. Allard declares that in spite of the dangers which were involved in the hike, ho enjoyed it alt very much. Maurice Hindus To Be Speaker On Wednesday ‘Russia in 1927’ Is Topic Of Author’s Address Before A. S. U. O. Maurice O. Hindus, author, orator and traveler, will be presented in tho second of tho lectures on the A. 8. U. O. series Wednesday ove ning, January 11, in the Woman’s building. His subject will bo “Rus sia in 1927,” tho program starting promptly at 7:15 o’clock rather than at 8 o’clock as previously an nounced, in order that students and townspeople may be ajde to attend the Moroni-Olsen play on tho samo cvenin g. Mr. Hindus was born in a Russian villago but is a graduate of Col gate University and Harvard. Spending five months in Russia, Po land, Germany, England and France in 1920, the speaker is said to bo the first English-speaking journalist to make a first hand study of the peasant situation since the over • throw of the czar. This he accom plished by going from villago to village, living and working along with the peasant classes, thereby learning their reaction to the revo lution and Soviet government. In May of 1927 Mr. Hindus mado a four mouths tour through Europe and Asia to gather more recent im pressions of the political and eco nomical affairs in Russia and China, arriving in Moscow on the day that England severed diplomatic relations with the Soviet government. A series of articles and products of first hand investigations are be ing prepared by Mr. Hindus and will later appear in World’s Work, Harper’s and Asia. The committee in cliargo of en tertaining the speaker is composed of tho following men: Professor Walter Barnes, Dr. W. D. Smith, pro fessor of geology; Professor William Maddox, political science; and Mr. Edward Best, chairman of the lec ture series committee and of the' entertainment committee. Full Program Outlined For Girls’ League Style Show To Be Feature Of Saturday Morning’s Entertainment Committee Plans Full Hours for Delegates Faculty Listed on Program For Visitors The program for the sessions of the Association of Girls’ Leagues at the eighth annual high school Esther Hardy giletcty it is an* nouneed by his thor Hardy, bond of t li o girls ’ league division of the conference. A style show to be hold Saturday morning at the Woman’s build* ing will bo a fea* turo of interest to all visiting dele gates, as well ns University girls, saiil Ad ill in Everts, who is chairman of the committco arranging for the event. A group of 28 girls havo been, chosen to act. as models, show ing the newest in University styles. A short skit is to be given by Mary Duckett and Dorothy Bello Endicott, immediately precoding the stylo show. Others working on the committee with Miss Everts aro Edith Bain and Margaret Muncy. Sessions of the girls’ league con ference will open at 10:15 on Fri day, January 13, and will bo in charge of the Women’s Athletic as sociation of the University. Ethel Elliott, Medford, head of the high school organization, will preside. Nellie Johns to Speak. A welcome address by Nellie Johns, president of the W. A. A. of the University, will open the pro gram. “Training Buies for High School Girls,” will bo the topic of Dr. Wilmoth Osborne. “Rhythm and Dance,” will be described by Miss Martha Hill, instructor in physical education. The Oregon point sys tem for athletic participation will be explained by Miss Emma Water man, of the University school of physical education. Other speakers will also talk on athletics. At noon the Eugene high school will entertain the Girls’ Lcaguo presidents with a luncheon. Dean Esterly on Program At the afternoon session which meets at 1:30 Mrs. Virginia Judy Esterly, dean of women of the Uni versity, will deliver the wolcome ad dress. This will bo followed by an address by Ethel Elliot, head of the organization. Topics to be dis cussed at Hiis meeting are “Organ ization and Purpose of Girls’ Leagues,” “Financing the Girls’ League,” and “Social Life and the High School.” Election of officers will tako place at this time also. At 4 o ’dock a swimming demon stration will bo held in the swrim ming pool in tho Woman’s building, and at 4:30 swimming will be en joyed by all. Saturday morning tho Women’s Athletic association of tho Univer sity will stage a demonstration in tho gymnasium in the Woman’s building at 9:30. This will be fol lowed by the style show, which will bo held in tho Woman’s building at 11. Gordon Ridings Has Been Playing Fast Basketball For Past Six Years By CHAN BROWN Undoubtedly one of the stars of Oregon’s 1928 basketball team will be tho flashy Gordon Ridings. Rid tion of guard in a manner which leaves little to bo desired, but in ad dition to his valuo as factor in keep ing down the op ponents’ score, he is also one of the most accurate loopers on the va-r sity. Gordon ia a junior in the* school of physi- Gordon Ridings cal education, and is planning to go to Columbia University for further work along this line upon his gradu ation from Oregon. Serving Ws second year on the Oregon varsity, Ridings has taken advantage of his early training in basketball, which he received while playing four years as forward for University High of Eugene, being captain during the last two. Ho also played four years of baseball for University Il(ijgh, and two years of tennis. This speedy guard, who wears a number 15 jersey, weighs 175 pounds, stands 5 feet 11 inches in height, and is 21 years old. Besides basket ball, Gordon has been on the frosh and later the varsity baseball teams. He was high point man in tho first j home gnmo of the year, last Friday [ night, and has been selected by i Coach Beinhart as floor captain in | all the games played so far th'13 season. “Although tho Oregon team lost some of tho best players in tho his tory of tho school by graduation last spring, this winter’s quintet stands a good fighting chance in the title race,” said Ridings. “Oregon will have her first chance against stiff competition next Friday night, when we play Gonzaga University, and I cannot urge too strongly that the members of the student body turn out to support the squad,” ho said.