A Rain Che' Webfoolers’ Ball Practice Tilt With Eugene Town Team Scheduled for This Afternoon Oregon Opens Conference Season With Aggies On May 1 By JOE. PIC.NEY The greatly abused expression, “inclement weather,” must be dragged forth once more to ado quately describe the Webfoot base b a 11 situation. Cold wind, driz zling rain, and a sodden field should be enough to cool 4 the baseball fever which is ifsitilly evident about this time of year. Oregon, how sver, has had base ball tennis before, and rain and slip Billy Reinhart pery balls havebecome an ex pected and almost necessary feature of the early training period. A Wel>foot nine, which had not worked in the rain before the season began, would probably have a disasterous year, according to local exponents of baseball superstition. Practice Tilt Scheduled The Oregonians were scheduled to play the Eugene town team in a practice game last night, but the rain, as usual, washed away the idea. The tilt is planned again for tonight—weather permitting, of course. Billy Reinhart’s outfit this year is thought to be a great improve ment over the one of last season. This, however,, cannot be taken as ^ an indication of how strong the Webfooters will be under conference competition, for reports declare that all the members of the northern di visions have added power over 1927. Reinhart has an experienced let terman for every position, but hold over reserves, last year’s freshmen, and new material are forcing the veterans to the limit. If competition among the players themselves will aid the team, then Oregon will have a winner. Four Catchers at Work Ira Woodie is the letterman who has returned to fight for his posi tion as catcher. Woodie is fairly consistent both behind tht bat and at the plate, and with a whole year cf conference experience, should show marked improvement,. The ■other candidates for catcher are Cecil Gabriel, former bush league* from Portland, Don Spear, from the yearling team, and Ick Reynolds, who played for Whitman College a couple of seasons ago. Oregon for once is well fortified with capable pitchers. Bill Baker, two year letterman, who was first ■f string pitcher last year, is again the best bet for the Webfeet. Cur ley Puller and Ramsey McDonald, who both pitched excellent ball for (Continued on page two) Root-a-ta-toot! and The Soldiers Went Forward Into Battle Though a drizzling rain made yes terday afternoon disagreeable, es pecially to drilling cadets, the five companies of the R. O. T. C. corps turned out and went through the first military drill of the school year. With the band preceding and play ing “Here They Come,’’ the bat talion marched on to Kincaid field in column of squads and formed in line of platoons abreast for the in spection shortly after five o’clock. Several more martial airs wqre played and then the cadets stood at present arms and the band str.uck up “The Star Spangled Banner.” Colonel W. S. Sinclair and the offi cer personnel of the unit reviewed the battalion. Cadet Captain K. E. Martin was commander of troops and Captain II. W. Hall, Jr., was adjutant for the review, Company commanders were W. Read, Marvin Cone, W. C. Rutherford, C. Howe, and Mark Taylor. The next review which is to bo held the following Wednesday, will have more ceremony. Some official visitors are expected to be present. Follies’ Tickets To Sell At Houses Attempt Made To Abolish Box Office Rush To avoid the usual confusion and eleventh hour rush, ticket sales for the Dream Follies, April 27 and 28, will be handled from the various | living organiza-? tions and the I graduate mana-S ger’s office, ac-p cording to an an-? nouncement by Joe? Roberts, business? manager of the? show. Tom Armitstead has been appointed to have charge of the ticket sales. Representatives of all the living groups have been Joe Roberts selected ana tneyare requesieu meet this afternoon at 5 p. m. in 110 Johnson to receive order blanks and complete instructions. Tickets, will bo sold to students living in houses only through the delegate and these will be collected Friday, April 20. Those not affili ated with any organization can mail checks to the Dream Follies in care of the graduate manager’s office with a self addressed and stamped envelope. Students are urged to buy their tickets before the final rush, to give them some choice of seats. The bcx office of the Heilig theatre will probably bo open to the public the Wednesday before the show and the usual rush of the townspeople will undoubtedly leave small chance for any late-comers. The night prices for seats on the lower floor will be $1.50 and $1.25, while the balcony seats will sell for $1.50, $1.25, $1.00 and 75 cents. For the Saturday afternoon matinee the fContinued on page two) f* Men’s Glee Club Shows Excellent Training in Dramatic Program By ALICE GORMAN I With variety, harmony, comedy, sentiment, Grand Opera, drama—all thoroughly mixed with a lot of spice and pep, the Men’s Glee Club last night at the Heilig scored a huge triumph. It was great!—and the packed house didn’t fail to appre-' ciate it, either. From the moment that the curtain rose with the “Ore gon Pledge Song,” until it rang down on that thrilling climax, “The Drinking Song,” there wasn’t a pause. John Stark Evans, director, has completed a fine year of work with his group of men. Their excellent ♦ training particularly showed itself in “The Archer’s Marching Song”— especially suited for bringing out the different voices in their groups and in chorus. Their tones have that crisp, clear strength in unison that is gained only with efficient training and drill. It is not often that so small a group produces three such outstand ing different voices as Don Ostran der, baritone,—Richard Adam, tenor, —and Ed Fisher, bass. Don Ostran der sang “The Rose" with the chorus’ accompaniment to an audi ence, much impressed, and when Ed lisher sang “How Can I Leave Thee” in such deep and astounding lv strong bass tones—the club com ing in full force on the chorus—the audience gasped—and they had not yet heard Richard Adam’s fine tenor in “Songs of Araby,” to which the club gave an unique humming background. The comedy skit was clever— which word is meant literally here— and Bill Shafer, Eugene Carr, and Jack Dennis make admirable Old Maids. Our praise is unlimited of the famed guest artist,'Madame Mariea Shazel Wolfganf von Spugvitz—we cannot find adjectives to describe her remarkable and faultless notes! How fortunate we are in having her here with us for the next three performances! Mr. Evans has in his quartet a "splendid blending of male voices. Scotty Kretzer as first tenor, Harold Soeolofsky, second tenor, Don Os trander, baritone, and Ed Fisher, bass. All of their numbers were enthusiastically received, but the the syncopated lullaby was the best. A piano-fight staged by George Barron and Ray Burt was some thing new and different in piano performance, and its clever execu tion put it actoss well. The grand finale ended with that rollicking, jazzy, “Hallelujah”—and l lastly, “The Drinking Song” from “The Student Prince”—leaving the audience thrilled and madly applaud ing. Primary Vote Holds Illinois In Suspense Lowtlen-Deneen Faction Emerges Victors In Big Battle Crowe Supporters Charge Bomb-Throwing by Opposition Men - •' - • (By United Press) CHICAGO, Ills., April 11.—The Lcwden-Deneen faction of the re publican party in Illinois emerged dominant in state politics today by virtue of a crushing defeat admin istered to an administration coalition in yesterday 'a primary. Lowden - Deneen candidates swamped Governor Lon Small throughout the state and seriously threatened Mayor Wm. Hale Thomp son ’a hold on Chicago. A record vote was cast. Even States Attorney Kobert E. Crowe, of Cook county, firmly en trenched for years, could not hold his forces in line, and only a start ling reversal in late returns could prevent his defeat for renomination by Circuit Judge John A. Swanson. In the senatorial race, Otis E. Glenn, Lowden-Deneen candidate, held a substantial and growing lead ever Frank L. Smith, already elected once to the senate and appointed twice, but refused tliq right to take the oath of office. In the presidential primary, For mer Governor Frank O. Lowden, un opposed on the ballot, won an easy endorsement and seemed assured of all but perhaps a dozen of the states 01 delegates to the national convention. Fragmentary returns indicated that Mayor Thompson’s uninstructed candidates for dele gates—entered in the race as part cf his “draft Coolidge” campaign— had won in only a few districts. Governor A1 Smith of New York seemed assured of the state’s demo cratic delegates. In the state campaign Louis Ein merson defeated Governor Small by a majority which seemed likely ear lv today to mount to more than 000,000. Crowe and his supporters con tended bombs were tossed recently by Deneen supporters to create an ti - administration prejudice, but Deneen backers blamed Crowe and Mayor Thompson indirectly, assert ing that organizations of hoodlums and gangsters allowed to thrive dur ing the present administration^ were to blame for the bombing and other violence. The Deneenites also blamed politics for the assassination of Diamond .Joe Esposito, powerful Deneen war leader. The record of violence continued until the polls closed yesterday and even later. It was a day of kid napings, fist fights, machine gun display and murder. Octavius C. Granady, a negro ex sgrvice man, and Deneen candidate for 20th ward committeeman, was killed by shots from an automobile occupied by several men armed with revolvers and a machine gun. Traditions Breakers Called to Justice To many of Oregon’s sacred tra ditions have been broken since the beginning of Spring term. Green lids have been conspicuous by their absence; lowly sophs have donned the cords before their time; and juniors have been noticed wearing mustaches. These miscreants must account for their conduct. The fol lowing must report to Boom 3 of the Administration building tomor row morning at 10:45 sharp. Ben Walling, Paul Elwell, Bill Overstreet, Fred Amderson, Tom Br.lentine, Monte Wolf, Max Ruben stein, Charles Yoshi, Al Schneider, Kenneth Dutt, Francis Hill, Howard Makin, Leo Samuels, Bon Neer, Or ville Linstrom, Sidney Hill, Tom Johns, Delbert Addison, Cy West, John Phibbs, Lyle Harrington. Stevenson Smith Talks At Pi Sigma Meeting Pi Sigma, national Latin honorary society, held a social meeting early this week at the Y. W. C. A. bunga low. Stevenson Smith spoke on Tiberius Caesar, citing his admirable qualities as a statesmen and his de fects as a politician. Marian An derson played several piano solos and Beatrice Wilder gave a violin selection, accompanied by Vera Radeliffe. Nellie Westra, president of the organization, presided. Senior Girls Plan Treat for Men SENIOR women of the Leap Year Class of *28, who have charge of arrangements for Leap Week festivities which will begin one week from today with the opening dance at the Campa Shoppe. The committee includes, reading from left to right: Iris Saunders, Oeorgie Davidson, Rosalie Parker, Ruth DeNeffe, Alice Douglas, Pauline Stewart, Marian Barnes, Frances Cherry, Edith Bain. Meow! Coming— A Cat-astrophe Leap Week Feature Will Be Senior Open House With a fanfare of feline yowls, and perhaps a sprig of catnip for i the wallflowers, the seniors of Al pha Omicron Pi, Alpha Xi Delta and Alpha Delta Pi will hold open house for their class brothers the afternoon of Friday, April 20th, when “ Cat-Astrophe, ” the biggest meow of Leap Week will take place. Rosalie Parker announces that red checked table-cloths are going to form the background for the appro priate saucers of milk which some one suggests be the “piece de re sistance” for the visiting Thomases. And bull-rushes—we mean cat-tails —will form the chief motif of dec oration around the walls of the Al pha Delta Pi House, from which crazy, clever, and cunning-eyed kit ties will peek out. As an accompaniment to the na tive yowls of the visiting species, Johnny Bobinsdh’s Seven Serena des will do their best to be heard among the raucous throng. The ex act duration of dance is not decided at date of printing, but conjectures say that it will depend on the strength of the catnip—after the visitors get there. Likewise unsettled is the matter of refreshments—though, perhaps, the choice will rest largely with the men's preferences, as have many other features of Leap Week. The last item about this party is the fact that it shall be composed only of those men who have attended the open-house at the Campa Shoppe the night before. And the polite invitation, “May I see you home, sir?”—on the part of the ladies, of course, is to bo entirely optional. In fact, every decision, for those particular days will rest with the women, all regrets to the contrary. Women Lose Debate To Idaho Speakers Hopes that University of Oregon women debaters had of copping the feminine forensic title of the Pa cific Northwest in the annual tri angular debate, were rudely upset Tuesday night when two Idaho co eds won a 2-1 decision from Mar garet Edmunson and Florence Me Nerney. By virtue of a 3-0 win over the University of Washington laBt week, the Idaho women retain the championship, which -they cap tured last year. Though the Oregon women may • be definitely out of running as far as the forensic title is concerned, they have yet to contend with the University of Washington, who comes here Friday night. Mary Klemm and Alice Clink will take the affirmative of the question: “Besolved, That too many people in the United States are receiving col lege educations.’' It was this same question that proved disastrous to the two Oregon women who went to Idaho. Miss Klemm and Miss Clink will endeavor to avenge tlio upset at Moscow on the innocent Washing tonians. Revolving Fund Raised In McNary Relief Bill (By United Press) WASHINGTON, April 11. — An amendment to the McNary farm re lief bill raising the appropriation for the revolving fund from. $200,000, 000 to $400,000,000 was adopted late today by the senate. The vote was 42 to 30, German Fliers Plan Transatlantic Flight From Irish Airport BALDONNEL FLYING FIELD, Dublin, April 12—The plane in which Baron von Huenofeld and Herman Koelil plan to fly westward across the Atlantic to Mitchell field, New York, was wheeled out of its hangar early today and made ready for a take-off, expected almost mo mentarily. Koelil and Von Hun Fitzmaurice, of the Irish Free Stato airport, su perintended the landing of the plane. All three were on the field and watched the plane rolled into its position on the long runway that was constructed for the flight of the Bremen. Tuning up the plane started short ly after the Bremen was rolled out on the runway. They had announced that they would take off as soon as possible after five a. m. today. Dr. E. Thorstenberg tWill Be Buried Today Funeral services for Dr. Edward Thorstenberg, who died at the Pa cific Christian hospital Sunday, will bo held today at 3 p. m. at Alumni ball of the Wiman’s building. The body will lie in stato today from 11 a. m. to 1 p. m. in Alumni hall. Rev. Frank S. Beistol, pastor of the United Lutheran church, and Rev. Henry W. Davis, head of the United Christian work on the cam pus, will conduct the services. In terment will be in the I. O. O. F. old cemetery. Dr. Thorstenberg was for three years a representative of the Lu theran gronp and was on the ad visory board of the United Chris tian work on the campus. Ho was secretary of this organization at the time of his death. Besides his wife and four chil dren, Dr. Thorstenberg is survived by his mother, Mrs. Charles Thors tenberg of Assaria, four brothers, Oscar and Herman of Assaria, Sam uel of Jamestown, N. Y., and Luther of Arizona, and two sisters, Miss Mario and Miss Anna Thorstenberg of Pasadena, California. Juniors To Suggest Mortar Board Girls Junior women will meet today at 5 o’clock in room 107 Villard to make a check of probable candidates for Mortar Board, senior women’s honorary society. Mimeographed sheets listing the names of all junior women will be passed out to each girl, who will vote for the fifteen, numbered in order of their prefer ence, whom she believes to be most prominent in service, scholarship, and leadership. Tho grade average ns it now stands is 2.9 for Mortar Board, and service on tho campus is an impor tant requisite for election. Gladys Calcf, president, will explain tho selections at the meeting today. Other present members arc: Claudia Fletcher, Mazio Richards, Nellie Johns, Pauline Stewart, Constance Roth, and Esther Hardy. Vespers for Year Ended With Easter Easter Sunday marked the final vesper service of the school term, according to a custom of the Uni versity. Exceptionally fine pro grams were arranged for vespers this year, and the large number of faculty members and students in at tendance testify to the popularity land appreciation of these services. Dr. Allyn Foster To Speak Today Evolution and Religion Is Assembly Topic Dr. Allyn K. Poster, lecturer in the colleges nnil universities of the United States, under the auspices of the Baptist Board of Education, will speak at today’s assembly on the subject “Does Evolution Dis pose of Religion!” Rev. Henry \V. Davis, director of United Christian work on the campus, is in charge of li is visit here. The invocation will be read by Merton Rgse, who is substituting in the pulpit of the First Christian Church of Eugene during Dr. E. V. Stiver’s visit abroad. Dean John Straub will preside, and Mr. Davis will introduce the speaker. Fifty-nine students and 'faculty members interested in Dr. Foster’s study of science and religion at tended tho luncheon yesterday at the Y. M. C. A. Hut. “Tho Scientific Approach to Re ligion’’ was the topic of tho visi tor ’s talk yesterday afternoon at the ‘Y’ Ifut. Ho will speak today fit five o’clock on tho “Scientific Definition of Conscience” at the Y. W. C. A. Bungalow. Thursday at 7:.10 at tho First Baptist Church he -will give an address on “Atone ment and the Modern World.” Dr. Foster holds a Master of Arts degreo from Yalo University, re ceived after the completion of his work in institutions of higher learning for tho past eight years, but ho lias been released for a few months for tho purpose of doing special work on science and religion in tho colleges and universities of the Pacific Coast. Previous to his visit here, Dr. Foster spent a week at O. S. C. From Eugene ho will go to Cali fornia. Alton Gabriel Receives Cornell U. Appointment Alton Gabriel, instructor in chem istry,. has received a graduate as sistantship in chemistry at Cornell University nt Ithaca, New York. He will leavo for Cornell the latter part of tho summer and will spend the next two years in teaching and studying for a Doctor of Philosophy degree. Round World Tourists Win Six Debates Wandering Oregonians Stage Many Tilts In Seven States Travelers Return Soon; Will Give Lecture At Assembly Fourteen debates in seven states in the course of a month on botl* sides of five questions, three con tests on different questions on suc cessive night, one debate prepared on onjy two hours’ notice, and yet more than half of the tilts won— such is the record of the University of Oregon World Tour debaters, Benoit McCroskev, Avery Thomp son, and Jack Hempstead, according to a letter received yesterday by J. K. Horner, debate coach, from Thompson at Omaha, Nebraska. Six debates won, four lost, three no-decision contests, and one still in doubt is the result of the Ameri can tour of the men up to April G, when Thompson wrote. Three de bates, Huron College, Huron, South Dakota; University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, and the Univer sity of Denver, remain on the sched ule before the globe trotters return to Oregon about April 20. After circumnavigating all of tlio globe but the North American con tinent and debating in nearly all English speaking countries from Ha waii to Croat Britain, the Oregon men landed in the United States and began their sehedulo on the con tinent early in March ia Pennsyl vania. Dickinson Defeated Tho colleges nml universities against whom the wandering Ore gonians conipeted on their trelc from Pennsylvania and tho results of the clashes wore as follows: Dickinson College, Carlysle, Penn sylvania, defeated by / Oregon by 3-0 judges’ decision. I Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio, no decision. Dennison University, Grandville, Ohio, won from Oregon by audience decision. Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio, won from Oregon by decision of critic judge. Ohio State Normal School, Bowl ing Green, Ohio, defeated by Ore gon by audience decision. Detroit University, Detroit, Mich igan, defeated by Oregon by audi ence decision. Purdue University, Lafayette, In diana, no decision. Kelt College of Law, Chicago, Il linois, radio debate, decision not yet known. Lose to St. Viator St. Viator College, Bourbonais, Illinois, won from Oregon by 2-1 judges’ decision. Illinois State College, Jacksotf ville, Illinois, no decision. University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, defeated by Oregon by audience decision. St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, wron from Oregon by au dience vote. University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, defeated by Oregon by 2-1 judges’ decision. University of Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska, defeated by Oregon by audicnco vote. “We liavo had no record-breaking (Continued on pope two) Emotional Undercurrent of 'R.U.R.9 Well Carried by Guild Players By ETITA JEANNE CLARK The gruesome horror of ‘‘Ros sum’s Universal Robots,” as writ ten by Karel Capek and acted by llie Guild Theatre Players, has lost none of its effectiveness in the time which has elapsed since the presen tation earlier in the year. Constance Roth as Helena Glory, and Laurence Shaw as Dornin, cre ated their roles with the samo vitali ty and life which was apparent in the former production of “It. U. R.” and added to it a note of maturity which was not present before. In the latter part of the second act in particular the part of Domin was carried with an emotional under current which swept the audience with it. Miss Roth’s best acting was also contributed in tho second act with the baring of the secret of the manufacture of Robots. Arthur Anderson as Hr. Halle meior, Glenn Potts as Dr. Eabry, Ruth Stout as Nana made the most of a difficult characterization, and Gordon Pefley as Dr. Gall, showed great restraint in their acting, a ro straint which strengthened their parts and made for perfect unity of lines, characters and atmosphere. Cecil Matson, playing Alquist, tho builder, had a very difficult part to handle and did it with subtlety and distinction. Busman, played by Gordon Stearns, was the perfect mathematical machine, who lived by numbers and thought in frac tions. Interest was centered in his role many times by the strength of his characterization. The early part of the third act was probably tho strongest part of the play, although it rose to a cli max which was stupendous and breath-taking. Tho quiet of the five men who faced death, and tho low, mournful notes of “Melodie” from the music room in the distanco created an atmosphere of such mel ancholy and dispnir that one could easily believe in tho truth of Cla pek's vision of the future. “R. U. B.” has created a mark which it will be difficult for “The Swan” nhd “Beyond the Horizon” to reach.