Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, March 30, 1928, Image 1

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    Minor Sports
Gain Prominence
At Recent Meet
Football Practice To Be
Resumed on Monday;
Aggies Are in Doubt
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
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} ■
\Girl Wins a Place in
Griswold High School
Baseball Team Lineup
sta ,
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
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
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
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)
678 Students Flunked
Out of U of Washington
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
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
‘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
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
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
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
!‘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
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
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,
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
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
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.
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
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
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.