Minor Sports Gain Prominence At Recent Meet Football Practice To Be Resumed on Monday; Aggies Are in Doubt By BICHARD. H. STRING Sports Editor The graduate managers of the Northwest division of the Pacific Coast conference at their formal get-together held in Portland dur ing spring vaca tion began form ulating plans foi sporting events which will effect a. larger number of athletic parti cipators than ev er before. The plans will event ually lead to what is known as a minor sports carn ival in whieji A conference teams Jack Benpfiel ^ the JNorthwest will compete in handball, volley ball, fencing, ten nis, swimming, wrestling, boxing and water polo. Such a plan as this has been in use in California for a number of seasons. Today marks the begin ning of the two-day carnival at Los Angeles at which the Trojans * and the University 'of California, Los Angeles, will be hosts to Stan ford and the University of Cali fornia in the above named events. According to Jack Benefiel, Ore gon graduate manager, it will pro bably be several years before such a. consolidated carnival can be held in the Northwest. The preliminary plans will pro bably be adopted at the meeting of Pacific Coast conference graduate managers in Missoula, Montana, June 1 and 2. Next year will, how ever, probably see a handball tour nament, swimming and tennis meets. y Whether all the Northwest con ference members send handball teams to a general get-together will depend upon Oregon State College. The Aggies are planning to build a number of regulation-sized hand ball courts and if these are com pleted a handball tournament will be held in Corvallis next year. Swimming in the Northwest re ceived added impetus this year with the construction of swimming tanks at the University of Idaho and Washington State College. It is a shame that the University of Wash ington failed to add a swimming tank to their recently completed $500,000 athletic pavilion. A swim ming meet will probably be held with Idaho, Washington State, and O. S. C. next year. Benefiel stated that according to. the tentative plan now all coach ing for handball and such will come from the respective physical educa tion departments. The general idea of holding these meets will be to furnish further competition other than the intramural league. The ex penses will be defrayed by the var T ious associated student bodies. The events will be rotated each year so that all conference school will have a chance- to hold any par ticular* meet. * *■ The present objections being raised to the broadcasting of foot ball games will probably become permanent at the June meeting, Benefiel stated. “The plan will pro bably go through unless more evi dence is shown. One possible solu tion might be to give a five-min ute resume’ instead of the play-by play account,’’ he said. The University of Oregon can point with pride to the recent state high school basketball tournament held in Salem. Most of the coaches who successfully piloted their bas ketball teams to the district cham pionship this season are Oregon men. O. S. C. and Willamette each had one to the University of Ore gon’s five. Five Oregon men coaching were: Louis Anderson, Salem; Bob Mur ^ ray, The Dalles; Prink Callison, Medford; Charley Dawson, Wallo wa; and Boy Okcrberg, University high of Eugene. Spring football practice will be resumed next Monday at four o’clock, according to Captain John J. McEwan yesterday. He urges all the old men to turn out and any new ones who might think they have a chance of making the team. Practice this term will consist mainly of team work with several games t.o be played later on in the term. The “As We See It’’»column of the Oregon State Daily Barometer (Continued on page [our} ■ T \Girl Wins a Place in Griswold High School Baseball Team Lineup G sta , old man. the lh Q ball thi position, Tc the chagr, VA * (By United Press) GRISWOLD, Iowa, Mar. 29—Th( nam- ‘Buckman, RF,” to be listed i scores this season in the high school lineup, will , a bobbed haired 15 yeai school girl, Alice Buck £ achieved her place in y playing better base boys who sought the she added insult to e boy players, many ~ed themselves ve the place,in her 'etition. o obtained per officials to join in practice sessions. The boys condescendingly let her play with them and then Coach Phil Morrison, announced Alice was their regulai right fielder. Coach Morrison said the girl might become the star ot the aggregation. She fields well, is above the average in batting, and is a clever and fleet base run ner, he said. of whom terans by s first year o Two weeks mission from Y.W.C.A. Cabinet Is Given Banquet Officers to Go to Meet At Corvallis Installation of new officers, a membership banquet, and a trip by the (jgbinet to Corvallis makes this a busy week for the Y. W. C. A. Wednesdav’8 installation services were followe'd yesterday by the an nual banquet at the Anchorage for the advisory board and members. The new officers were introduced, Pauline Stewart acting as toast-mis tress: President, Margaret Edmunson; vice-president, Betty Higgins; secre tary, Virginia, Manning; treasurer, Marion Leach; undergraduate repre sentative, Daphne Hughes; five o’clocks, Harriet Fuller; five o’clock chorus, Margaret Lee Slusher; church relations, Betty Brown; Em erald reporter, Phyllis Van Kimmell; social, Dorothy Turney; frosh com mission advisor, Helen Webster; frosh commission president, Eva Davis; world fellowship, Dora Mc Clain; religious education, Ruth Fel ter; bungalow, Margaret Steckle; conferences, Elsie May Cimino; staff chairman, Ruth Ramsey; off ice, Ruth Jaymes; art, Dorothy Shaw; service, Maxine Thomas; vis itors, Jessie Wincliell; Seabeck divi sion, Christine Holt. opeaners were lvirs. warren u. Smith, Miss Dorothy Thomas, Paul ine Stewart and Margaret Edmund scn. Ruth Felter was in charge of the banquet and music was under the charge of Margaret Lee Sluslier. The newly-elected cabinet officers, together with Miss Thomas, will go to Corvallis this weekend to the Ore gon Y. W.‘ C. A. cabinet training conference. Prominent figures to help at this conference will be Miss Marcia Seeber, of Tacoma, national student secretary in charge of the Seabeck division of Oregon, Wash ington, Idaho and Montana; Miss Henrietta Thompson of San Fran cisco, foreign relations secretary in charge of the Pacific coast division; Miss Stella Scurlock, national stu dent secretary from Y. W. C. A. headquarters in New York City; Miss Dorothy Pennell, Y. W. secre tary at O. S. C., and Miss Thomas, Y. W. secretary at Oregon. The cabinet will leave at 7:30 Saturday morning on a chartered bus and return Sunday evening. Airplane Trip to East Offered Californians U. C.L. A., March 28.—P.I.P.—An eastern game for the University of California football team with the University of Pennvsylvania in Phil adelphia during the 1929 season has loomed probable following the re ceipt of an offer from an aircraft corporation to transport the Bears across the continent and back. By making the trip in an airplane the team would be travelling only seven days, and the main draw back to the contest, that of the loss of two weeks of class work dur ing the middle of the semester would be eliminated. Fans Hear Kollege Knights From KEX The charms of the University of Oregon were presented to the wait ing world during spring vacation by George McMurphey and his Kollege Knight#, when this orchestra, under the auspices of the Greater Oregon committee, headed by Ronafd Hubbs, chairman, broadcast a program to all the colleges and universities in the United States, Saturday, March 17, from station KEX, Portland, “Private Peat” Holds Crowd At Assembly Public Opinion Against War Now, Lecturer Tells Audience Speaker Says Wilson’s Declaration Helped Most in War “Private Peat” wore spats—the audience needed no further informa tion to prime them to a giggle. And the minute before his introduction at assembly yesterday morning was rife with conjectures about his na tionality. “Jew,” said some, judg ing perhaps by the unflattering, don key-eared photographs Eedpath had sent out for publicity. “Neither,” exulted others a few minutes later when the little Canadian had en lightened them: “My mother, from the Argentine, was Spanish and Portuguese—my father was Irish’. I’m a whole League of Nations com bined.” Without any effort, Harold E. Peat took the audience to his heart. He told no preliminary jokes. The students had faith in his ability to talk about war—that is a soldier’s profession. And a man who has been lost three days on a battlefield, his shoulder blown off, and shrapnel bits in bis chest, can command at tention without much bait. “The Inexcusable Lie,” his lecture was called. Something about ttyo war. The crowd was listening. Speaker Not Pacifist The Canadian made it understood from the start that he was not going to talk pacifism or disarmament. “In fact,” he grinned, “I hear so much about peace that if I hear any more, I think I shall go to pieces, myself.” And disarmament—“Men,” Private Peat brought it home effectively a few minutes later — “men fought their war with clubs and pick axes, long before we had disarmament for peace.” It is the same principle that if you take away a club from a man, he may brain his enemy with a rock. No, the “Private” avers, that is not the remedy. That is like cut ting off a shrub and leaving tho ryots. It goes farther back, back to eliminating the cause, which be gins when we are practically babies. Back at his home in Toronto, Peat described how he had the war spirit drilled into him as a lad—statues of soldier heroes in the parks, “Paddy O’Rourke” and the gallant figures of sailors, marines, and school his tories, where his country won six wars to a page. Then came the war of 1914. He was ready for it. “It made no dif ference whom I fought, Peat ex plained (and the audience leaned’ forward again to listen) . . . “We were going to hang the Kaiser on the highest apple tree—we might have trouble getting hold of tho tree, but the Kaiser—neverl Every young man felt the same way— every Heinie had visions of grind ing us to sauerkraut and wciners.” Medals for Murder And presently a dead quiet had stolen over the packed gymnasium. Private Peat was holding three med als in his hand. Their blue-and-red ribbons glinted. “And they gave me these”—his voice was low to fit the silence—“after I had killed some other Christian men, like my self. ... I don’t ridicule them—if I had my way I’d have given a medal to every man who went over.’ ’ Then into Peat’s voice crept con tempt. “You talk of war—you old white-haired men and women—it is you who created in us the desire for war when we were children. Taught us the glory of it, forgetting that the price of one glory cross means a thousand wooden crosses! ” War . . . Private Peat did not dwell on it, except to show how it takes years of rats and lice and trench muck to change a man’s mind to hating the enemy, truly hating him. The first Christmas in France, along the Soissons line, he recount od. . . . “Vive la France!” came toward the Allies from a sentinel across No-Man’s Land. And the soldiers called a temporary armistice of both sides—and played a football game. And “Hoch der Kaiser” min gled with “God save the King!” That, as it comes in the “Private’s” picture, shows how much the men wanted to fight. Experience Kills Will To War “The greatest force in a nation,” Mr. Peat said vehemently, “is the pbpular will to war. We have set (Continued on page three) 4 678 Students Flunked Out of U of Washington UNIVERSITY OF WASHING TON, March 27.—(T’.T.P.)—Six hun dred and seventy-eight students have been dropped from the Univer sity roll for failure to meet scholar ship requirements. Registrar E. B. Stevens announced Saturday in the only official statement, issued from his office. A majority of those flunked were underclassmen, hit for the first time by the new rule which requires freshmen and sophomores to keep two-thirds of their grades for any two quarters 0 or better. Upper classmen who failed to make the grade came under the rule which drops them for failure to make the requirement in any one quarter. Marion Zioncheck, A. S. U. \V. president, was listed among those who were flunked out. lie received six hours af D in law school courses, tho bulletin board of the school shows. Zioncheck stated when he received the news that, he had not yet decided whether to petition for re-entranoc. At the end of the spring quarter last year 499 were dropped from school for failure to meet the re quirements of the preceding three quarters. The new regulation, which provides for the dismissal of under classmen after two quavers’ poor work, saves failing students one quarter’s attendance before receiv ing their removal notices, Registrar Stevens stated. I U. S. Nicaraguan Policy Derided Marines Said Wondering Why They Fight (By United Press) MEXICO CITY, March 29. —An attack on tho United States foreign policy and a strong defense of the' rebel general Sandino was made to day by Carleton Beals, American writer, in an interview following his return from a trip to Nicaragua in behalf of the “Nation.” “Sandino may be captured tomor row, or may continue to struggle for years,” Beals said. “If he had arms for them he would have 10,000 troops tomorrow. If he entered Managua tomorrow, the capital of Nicaragua, he would receive an ovation. ‘United States marines in Nic aragua say that Ms followers say that' they do not know what they are fighting for', but that they know better. than the-marines. ‘"the Sandinists Relieve they are fighting for liberty, and that it is glorious to die for Sandino. The marines, I suppose, are fighting for the Monroe Doctrine. “Properly to police Nicaragua would require 15,000 to 20,000 ma rines and they might capture San dino then. A small number of ma rines can gradually limit Sandino’s sphere of action, but to capture him may be impossible. President Diaz of Nicaragua indicated that not less than 10,000 marines would be re quired.” Overstreet Will Lead Freshman Relay Team "William Overstreet, Portland, was elected captain of the freshman track squad for the inter-class re lay carnival at a meeting of the yearling candidates yesterday in Bill Hayward’s office. The class meet will be run on April 14. Overstreet was appointed captain in order to facilitate the organiza tion of the freshmen, and later on a permanent leader for the 1928 season will be selected. Overstreet is one of the most promising of the yearling material. He is a lialf miler, and will try out for the jave lin throw. The important points of training and conditioning were stressed by Hayward at the meeting, and a working schedule for each event outlined. Arthur Johnson, ’23, Pleases in Concert Arthur Johnson, tenor, was re ceived by an appreciative audience last night at his recital at the First Congregational church. Mr. Johnson graduated from the University in 1923 after specializing in music and drama. He was active in campus musical and dramatie cir cles, appearing as glee elub soloist on numerous occasions, as an assis tant dramatics director, and took part in the first Junior Vod-vil to be held on the campus. He was a member of Phi Mu Alpha and Phi Beta Kappa. An informal reception for Mr. Johnson was held after last night’s recital. Air in Igloo Still Clouded By Baseballs Varsity and Frosh Nines Practice Together in McArthur Court Piteliers Getting #n Shape \ Coaeh Reinhart Starts Infield Work By HARRY DUTTON !‘It won't bo long now.” This remark was included in the short talk made by Oregon’s Grand Old Man, Dean Straub, during the opening minutes of yesterday morn ing’s assembly. It was used by the Dean in reference to the approach of Spring. Among that extensive group of Uregomans who fer vently hope for the authenticity of this op timistic statement can bo included William .T. Reinhart, baseball men tor, and some 35 Web foot diamond aspirants. Inclement weather continues to hold the varsity tosSers within the confines of McArthur court’s “big top.’’ Anything that purports to be a sign of Spring is looked upon by tho willoWVswmgelrs with hopeful reverence. As long as Jupe Pluvius refuses, to put the lid on the re servoirs of tho heavens, there can be no outdoor baseball for the lemon-yellow nine. And to further cramp their stylo a flood of freshmen horseliido ar tists have invaded the basketball pavilion to help cloud the atmos phere of the court with flying leather pellets. Pitchers Farthest Advanced Including both varsity and fresh men there are now close to 70 ath letes to bo seen throwing baseballs around the Igloo between tho h'ours of 3:30 and 5:30 every afternoon. Baseballs are THICK in this locali ty during these hours. Any “doubt ing Thomas’’ is invited to procure a periscope and go take a peek for himself. You can stick your hand inside the praetico space if you so desire—but at your own risk. One of tho results of this extend ed indoor siege is that the pitchers are farther along in general play ing condition than the rest of the squad. Already they have begun to cut loose with some fast pitch ing and before long they will bo running through • their complete scale of twirlling accomplishments. To date, however, they have been going easy on the curve ball. Bill Baker, Reynold MacDonald, Harold Fuller, and Chick Gannon are the pitchers who are getting well along in their conditioning. Wednesday two new chuckers made their appearance in the persons of Caroll Groshong and Stuart Mac Donald. Both are from last years supervarsity. MacDonald swells to three tho total of portsido hurlers now turning out. Fuller and Art Schoeni are the other two left handers. Infielders Get Work Coach Reinhart has been attempt-1 ing to condition the infielders to a certain extent by marking off a1 minature diamond and working dif ferent infield groups together. This practice consists of throwing the pellet around the square, spearing giound floor balls, and learning the proper way to play the bases. Les Johnson, Carl Nelson, Roy Stein, and Howard Eberhart are do ing most of the work around tho impromptu initial sack. Gordon Rid ings and Bill Hanley are working from tho keystone position. [Don McCormick, Kenneth Roljie, and Bill Eddy have been hovering in tho short patch vicinity. Don Mc Cormick has also be'en alternating with Dave Mason around tho hot corner. Some of the other inficlders out are Arliegh Read, Lyle Laugh lin, Mark MacAllister and Frank Learnerd. Edwards and Epps Compete Ira Woodie, Don Speer, Cecil Ga briel, Iek Reynolds, and Frenchy (Continued on page four) Celeste Campbell To Give Piano Recital The next senior recital to be pre sented is the piano recital of Miss Celeste Campbell, set for Tuesday evening, April 3 at 8:15 in the school of music auditorium. Miss Campbell will bo assisted by Gwendylon Hay den, violinist, and Maude Engstrom, accompanist. These recitals are given by sen ior music majors in fulfillment of a graduation requirement. Everyone is invited to attend, and no admission will be charged. Novel Signal Method Devised by Germans On Trans-Ocean Trip (By United Press) LONDON, Mar. 2!)—An intricate system of signalling to ships at sea has been arranged by the crew of the German airplane “Bremen” which soon will attempt a flight Ito the United States, the Daily Chronicle said today in dispatches from Dublin. All ships known to be sailing the course the aviators have mapped have been advised of the flight and tc watch for the airplane, the I Chronicle said. Two signals have been sent each of the ship masters. If the Bremen should show a red signal it. will mean “we are going to come down on the water. Send boats.” If it should show a green signal it will mean “indicate the American coast by changing the course of the ship toward it. Fire a smoke signal and give tho dis tance to the United States coast, one short blast for every 100 miles.” The Chronicle also said that when the Bremen leaves, the rear wheels, weighing 150 pounds, automatically will be discarded. The fliers have decided to take bananas, hard boiled eggs, sand wiches, and beef tea for the long flight. Emerald Drive To Be Conducted Oregon Knights To Handle Subscription Contest Oregon Knights are conducting the spring drive for Emerald subscrip tions and intend to put on a suc cessful campaign which is to end Friday, according to Paul Hunt, president of tho organization. For one dollar the Emerald will bo sent anywhere in the United States for tho coming weeks of this term. This offer gives University students an opportunity to let their parents and friends know of tho activities and interests of tho school. Paul Hunt in announcing the drivo said that this campaign support is in lino with the policy of tho Knights in aiding all worthwhile campus interests. Yesterday at both lunch and din ner time, members of tho Oregon Knights spoko at men’s and wo men’s houses and announced that tho drivo had begun and they wore ready to take subscriptions for tho campus publication at tho ono dol lar rate. iieauing me drive is a committee of Knights James Dczendorf, chair man; Dunbar Burdick, Bobert Mil ler and Jesse Douglas, who have taken over the work of the circular tion department in boosting the spring increase in subscriptions; In order that each liouso might have an opportunity .to help solicitors have been selected to collect Em erald subscriptions. These include: Norman Eastmari, Nathan Goldberg, Walter Crane, Bussell Baker, Clar ence Veal, Tom Stoddard, Mike Gray, Bruce Titus, Tim Moore, Jim Swin dells and Norman Norblad. Last night at a meeting of tho organization, Walter Norblad was chosen delegate to the national con vention of the Intercollegiate Knights to be held early in April at Washington State College at Pull man, Washington. Burr Abner, na tional secretary, and Paul Hunt, local president, also plan to attend. Eugene Chamber Sees Mask and Buskin Play Tho whole Harrington family, Patricia, Pa, Ma, and Grace, of “Patsy” fame, played by Helen Bar nett, Gordon Stearns, Constanco Both, and Grace Gardner, respective ly, presented a skit from tho play at tho regular Wednesday night meeting of the Chamber of Com merce. The skit’ was a combination of several scenes from the “Patsy” which Mask and Buskin chapter of National Collegiate Players is pre senting at the Heilig theater next Wednesday night. Major Barker Takes Sinclair’s Post Here Major Erederick A. Barker of tho regular army general staff corps, now on duty at Port Lewis, Wash., has been assigned to take the place of Colonel W. S. Sinclair, now in charge of the University of Oregon military department. Colonel Sinclair has been on duty here for six years while tho usual term of duty is four years. He is awaiting orders from tho war de par . v,." to determiuo what his plai a >v ill be. Washington Loses Debate To University Recognition of Rights Of Latin America Asked by Clark Objectives in Nicaragua Justify Our Methods, Say Visitors A brilliant rebuttal by Paul Clark, coming ns a climax to a ratlior in auspicious constructive argument turned the trick at Villard ball last , night, and Oregon won from the University of Washington on the affirmative of the question “Re solved that the present American policy of armed intervention in Nic aragua is unjustifiable,” by a 2-1 vote of the judges. “The United States is obligated te treat small Latin American na tions, to respect their sovereignty, in exactly the same manner as she would treat other nations, regard less of the objectives involved,” Clark said in answer to the asser tion of the Washington men that the present American policy could be justified hyf principles involved. The affirmative based its caso on the contention that America’s policy of intervention in the af fairs of Nicaragua and other La j tin American republics during the past quarter century is creating a condition of American imperial ism through such acts as the fight ing with the Tobel general Sandino and the maintenance of President Diaz in power in Nicaragua sineo 1912 by American influence. No War Declared “Congress alone can declare war on a' foreign country. Congress has not acted, and yet war exists in Nicaragua. Between 15 and 50 American Marines and at least 500 natives have been slain,” said John Galey, who presented the first ar gument for Oregon. Ho further con tended that while the United States has acted in Nicaragua with the avowed purpose of protecting Am erican lives and property in no case lias there been any loss of life and property until after the marines had acted. Dell Georgetta, the opening speak er for Washington, advanced Ilia argument that tho United States had three fundamental objectives to jusify the intervention in Cen tral America: Peace through Idi plomacy, the establishment of neu Itral zones for the protection of foreign and American property, and the enforcement of tho Stimpson agreement • in Nicaragua under which both tho conservative and liberal factions agreed to surrender their arms and to submit to an elec tion in 1928 under the supervision of American officials. Ho justified these objectives of tho grounds of promotion of peace, obligation to protect property under tho Monroo Doctrine, and tho establishment of a stable government where a condi tion of chaos has existed for many years. Clark Criticizes Policy Charles Strother, in the rebuttal for Washington, confined himself principally to a review of his col leagues case rather than to attack oh the affirmative. Paul Clark maintained in the closing speech for Oregon that the small sovereign governments must learn to manage their own affairs, and that they can never do so under continual in terference on tho part of tho United States. He pointed out that in thir ty years preceding 1909 there was peace and prosperity in Nicaragua and that in the nineteen years since that time, during which the small republic has been under the domination of the United States, there lias been continuous strife and many revolutions. Tho judges for the debate last night were D. Palmer Young, debate couch at the Oregon State College, Mrs. Buth Grahaiji Case, slebate coach at Albany College, and Dr. E B. Pox of Eugene. Elmer B. Shirrell, dean of men, acted as chairman. With tho defeat of Washington by Oregon hero last night and a Washington victory over Idaho at Seattle Wednesday night, the for ensic championship of tho Pacific Northwest will remain in doubt un til word is received from Boland Davis and Mark Taylor who jour neyed to Moscow to meet Idaho. The Oregon debaters are uphold ing tho negative of the Nicaraguan question there.