Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 10, 1928, Image 1

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    Webfoots Make
Good Per Cent
Of Tries for Goals
Dextrous Dribblers Go;
Pass Note Resorted to;
Gonzaga Game Free
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
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
* » *
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
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
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.
“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
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
!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
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
“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
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
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
January 13—Friday
High School conference—closed to
January 14—Saturday
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
January 20—Friday
Friendly hall informal.
Delta Delta Delta formal.
Sigma Phi Epsilon upperclass
January 21—Saturday
Frosh Glee—closed to dances.
Basketball—Idaho at Eugene.
January 23—Monday
University Lecture series—Will
January 24—Tuesday
Basketball—Washington State at
January 25—Wednesday
School of Music—Faculty and Stu
dent reception.
January 27—Friday
Sigma Chi underclass dance.
Officer’s military ball.
January 28—Saturday
Basketball—Washington at Eu
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
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
Kappa Sigma formal.
Kappa Kappa Gamma formal.
Craftsman-Temenid dance.
February 7—Tuesday
Basketball—Montana at Eugene.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Gordon Ridings Has Been Playing
Fast Basketball For Past Six Years
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
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
“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