Corvallis daily gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon) 1909-1909, May 07, 1909, Image 1

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    VOL. I. NO. 5
From Reveille to Taps the Day Bristles
With Interesting Features and Great
Crowds Enjoy the Evolutions on the
College Campus.
With bodies erect, eyes to the front,
and the flush of excitement mantling
every face, over 800 cadets of the Ore
gon Agricultural College faced the reg
ular army inspectors, Captain C. H.
Martin, Lieutenant J. M. Kelso and
Lieutenant R. B. Lister, of the United
States army this morning on the college
campus, and with the confidence borne
of practical training in the manual of
arms, went through the many intricate
military evolutions that the service re
quires with such precision of move
ment, exactness of position and instant
compliance to command as to excite
the admiration and elicit the applause
of the thousands of admiring spectators
as well as to the satisfaction of the im
partial and critical judges who were
viewing the inspection, not from an
outside standpoint, but from the stern
standard imposed by the United States
War Department..
Never in the history of OAC had
there been such a sight witnessed on
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the campus of the college as that pre
sented this morning, when the fifteen
companies of the four battalions lined
up for inspection and review, and as
the young men, the pride of Oregon
and the hope of the future of the state,
went through their intricate manual,
the, excitement became intense and
there was not a spectator who witness
ed the impressive scene but what voiced
the unanimous sentiment that the OAC
cadets could be favorably compared to
the best drilled regiments in the regu
lar army.
So perfect were the various military
evolutions and so soldierly the appear
ance and movements of the cadets that
many veterans of the Civil war, who
had learned tactics by long years of
stern experience and war's necessity,
were so' excited at the scene before
them that they could hardly be re
strained from falling into ranks and
going through the manual again. One
G. A. K. officer of high rank, who had
led an army of veteran fighters in the
met in terrible conflict, paid the high-
est possible tribute to the cadet corps,
by the outspoken statement that thej
men who passed in review before Granl
in '65, at the final mustering out
could not show a better front, a more
spection of the cadet regiment was
conducted by Captain Peter C. Harris,
of the General Staff U. S. A. War
Department, the accredited inspector of
military colleges throughout the nation.
J.his inspection and review was fnl.
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compact line or a more perfect knowl-rl iowed by competitive drill of the var-
edge of military
of OAC. .11
Nature seemed to be in entire har
mony with the spirit of the gala day;
No more perfect weather could have
been' desired and when reveille rang
out this morning it found every cadet
ready for the call, and throughout the
long hours of intricate military evolu-r
tion the one idea that prevailed among
the entire student body was to reflect
the greatest credit by conduct and
obedience upon the college that has be-
come so important a factor in the de
velopment of the state of (3regon. i J
The official program of the day has.
thus far been carried out with an ex
actness that shows the advantage JS
military training and discipline.
oest educational institution in the state.
The invited guests of honor were
Governor F. W. Bens m, Attorney Gen
eral A. M. Crawford, State Treasurer
George A. Steel, State Superintendent
Sti tes Army.
The reception committee consisted of
Hon. end Mrs. Weatherford, President
and Mrs. Kerr,' Dr. and Mrs. Withy
cambo, Dean and Mrs. Cordley, Dean
days when the blue and the gray ha d Promptly at 8:45 this morning the in-
In anticipation of this wonderful epoch
making event, which is scheduled to
come off in exactly 99 years, we have
concluded to celebrate it in a becoming
and befitting manner. Beginning
Saturday- May 8
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ious companies in the regiments for the
Brodie banner, which will be presented
tonight at the Armory by Major Gen
eral j? mzer.
This afternoon at three o'clock the i
regimental parade or review took place '
on the campus and the inspiring sight
was witnessed by thousands of delight
ed spectators. This splendid exhibition
of the military training given at OAC
was followed by the dedication of the
100-foot steel flag pole presented to the
college by the Sophomore class, the ex
ercises being most appropriate and in
teresting. Then came the baseball
game on Athletic Field between OAC
and the Columbia University nines, thp
result -of which the Gazette will chron
icle tomorrow.
Tonight, at the Armory, will take
place the competitive drills of privates,
corporals and sergeants and the pre
sentation of the prizes that have been
won in the various contests.- , . a
jtt'The' "Grand 'ni&ry'BanVhicBn.
conclude the festivities of the day, will
begin wiih the grand march at 9:30 p.
m. and the music, by the OAC Military
Band, insures the success of - this clos
ing feature of the greatest day in the
history or the college.
Even with the brain and brawn of
Oregon to draw from, the consumma
tion of this memorable occasion could
not have been achieved had it not been
for two most important factors, that of
Captain McAlexander, in his tireless
and efficient work with, the cadets, and
of President W. J. Kerr in the deep
personal interest he has taken in bring
ing the college up to its present high
What has been done here today by
OAC is but a pressage of the grander
work that will be shown in the future.
The college has sustained its right to
the claim that it is the broadest and
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You can buy any Suit in our store for
Help us celebrate our Centennial now.
You may be dead or moved away if you
wait 99 years longer.
J. H. Ackerman, Hon. H. S. Rowe,
Major General W. E. Finzer and Cd.
C. E. McDonnell, Oregon National
Guard and staff; Col. James Jackson,
Capt. P. C. Harris and Lieutenants J.
M. Kelso and R. B. Lister, United
and Mrs. Covell, Dean and Mrs. Bexell,
Captain' and Mrs. McAlexander and
Miss Greer. '
Miss Mamie Stevens, of Albany, is
the guest of Miss Gertrude McBee today.
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we have deemed it expedient to offer special price inducements in every department. Thous--ands
of bargains throughout the store for the month of May. -
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