The Oklahoma Weekly (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 5, Ed. 1 Monday, October 27, 1919 Page: 4 of 4
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THE OKLAHOMA WEEKLY OCTOBER 27, 1919.
TO BE MADE OCT. 28
University Men Must Compete With
Scholars From Three Colleges;
Rhodes scholars to represent Oklaho-
ma at Oxford will be selected at Okla-
homa City Oct. 28 by a committee of
former Rhodes scholars, Prof. Walter
S. Campbell, secretary of the Okla-
homa Rhodes committee, announced
Russell Bollard and Hugh Gray
Lieber, Oklahoma candidates, must meet
competition from representatives
Kingfisher college, Oklahoma A. and
M. college, and Phillips University.
Elgin Groseclose, originally selecte
by the university committee, is not eli-
gible because of bis age, it was learned
Ebert Boylan, the other candidate
appointed from the university, is in
South America and has not filed out
papers. He has been declared ineligi-
Two scholars will be selected for 1919
and 1920 some time in October, 1('20,
Professor Campbell said.
Several Standards Taken
Selection of Rhodes scholars is based
upon scholastic attainments, athletic
activities, and qualities of leadership.
The scholarship carried with it a
stipend of .500 pounds sterling per an-
Candidates must file before October
5 statements of age, recommendations
from the president and secretary of
the college and statements of activities.
Scholars may enroll for B. A. work
in any college in Oxford and take 3
President Stratton D. Brooks is chair-
man of the Oklahoma Rhodes scholar-
TO START NOV. 3
Soutar to Announce Schedule Soon
for Series of Football Tilts; New
Interest is Aim
interclass football will <>j>en Nov.
3, probably with a game between the
engineers and another class string, ac-
cording to announcements made Tues-
day by R. G. Soutar, chairman of the
committee on interclass athletics.
Several class teams have been or-
ganized and will start training at r.nce.
After Nov. 3 practically every school
in the university will enter the rice
for the interclass pennant and early
"dope" indicate the hottest series in
The opening of interclass football
this year will mark the revival of an
activity that was one of the most pop-
ular on the campus before the war.
Old spirit for the annual engi ici.r—
law game will be developed after teams
start training, it is believed.
Rules for interclass athletics and
the schedule for class football gamis
probably will be announced within the
next few days.
Burly Husker Chief
Plunges Sooner Line
FIVE ARE ADDED
TEAM EARNED $100
AT DALLAS GAME
Oklahoma Alumus Can't Sit Still on
Bleachers and Turns Over Bets
Sooners won $100 at Dallas Satur-
day and didn't konw when they were
Raymond Brennon, Oklahoma half
miler of 1906, watched the game from
the sidelines. When action got hot
Brennon offered $50 in cash for the
first Oklahoma man who scored
"Don't do that," Ben G. Owen
Sooner mentor, warned and Brennon
decided he would stake the money on
the team. Then he deposited the
yellow bill and settled down in his
In a few minutes Myron Tyler shot
through the Longhorn line, snatch-
ed a long pass from "Skivy" Davis
and crossed the goal line.
"By Jove here's another fifty,
Brennon yelled as he passed over an-
other greener to the coach. "That's
what I won on the game and the
team deserves it more than 1 do.'
And he walked out grinning.
\Tow the Oklahoma team has
cold $100 that's all its own.
TO BE LEADERS
Commandant Starts Military Reviews
As Step in Developing Unit;
Next Parade Oct. 28
With the announcement Monday that
military reviews will be made perhaps
the biggest feature of R. O. T. C.
training at the university, Lieut. Col.
Carl Baehr declared the University of
Oklahoma soon would have one of the
best trained units of the south.
Since the first review of the year
last week cadets have shown much bet-
ter form than before, Colonel Baehr
At regular intervals, probably every
two weeTts, battalion reviews will lie
held so that officers can keep strict ac-
count of the quality of w*>rk being done
by the unit. The next R. O. T. C.
parade will be held Tuesday, Oct, 28.
Non-commissioned officers from
cadet ranks will be appointed, probably
next week, according to the training
schedule. A staff of regular army non-
commissioned officers was kept here to
start the training.
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5. Dodson kicked SO-yds. and Okla-
homa returned 3. Schellenberg inter-
cepted long pass and Huskers took ball
in middle of field. Schellenberg ram-
med Sooner line for 3-yds. and Wright
bucked 3 more.
Half ended with Huskers in posses-
sion of ball on Oklahoma 45-yd. line.
Score, Nebraska 7, Oklahoma 0.
Davis kicked off 40-yds. to Wright
who came back 20-yds. With ball in
possession of Nebraska on 40-yd. line,
Dobson plunged through 4-vds.' Schell-
enburg bucked off tackle 2-yds. Dob-
son plunged 4 and punted 50-yds. out
McDermott and Bechtold bucked
line for 7-yds. and Boyle drove off
tackle 5 more.
Davis fell back for punt but Lyman
blocked kick and Hubka recovered hall
on Sooner 5-yd. line. Schellenberg
bucked 2 yds. and Dobson gained
more. Sooners took hall on downs and
Davis punted 40-yds. McGlasson re-
Oklahoma broke up line buck and
Dobson tried for a drop kick which
flew wide of the posts and rolled over
Oklahoma goal line. Sooners took ball
on 20-yd. line.
Sooners scrimmaged from 20-yd. line
and McDermott made 3-yds. through
line. On fake punt formation, Mc-
Dermott plunged 3 more. Davis punted
35-yds. and ball was returned 5. Dob
son ran around end 3-yds. and Schell
enburg rammed line for 4-yds. Dobson
punted out of bounds but ball was
called back and Sooners took 15-yd.
penalty for off side.
Hubka ran from punt formation and
bucked, straight through 7 yds. Dob-
son punted and Davis caught ball on
Oklahoma 5-yd. line. Davis returned
5 yards. Davis punted 25 yards and
Schellenberg fumbled. Oklahoma re-
covered. Sooners made 7 yards on
three bucks. Davis fumbled and re-
covered on 45-yd line.
Quarter ended, Nebraska 7. Okla-
Bechtold ran the end for 4 yards
and Sooners were sent back 15 yards
for holding. Davis punted 35 yards
to McGlasson who made no return.
Schellenberg bucked through 1 yard
and Wright failed to gain. Dobson
punted and Oklahoma received on 20-
yd. line. l'ass by Davis was incom-
plete. Nebraska offside and was
penalized 5 yards. McDermott fail
ed to gain and Sooners sent back 15
yards for holding.
Davis cleared Nebraska's end and
cut back toward other end of field,
covering 30 yards for Oklahoma's
Davis kicked goal.
Davis kicked off 50-yds. and Kellogg
received. Luster went in for R.
Johnston at left end. Jobes went in
for Wright of Nebraska. Dobson
gained 1 -yd. off tackle. Jobes bit line
for 4-yds. and Dobson punted out 35-
yds. Ball received by Sooners on 20-
yd. line and Boyle gained 4-yds.
through line. Davis punted 35-yds.
McGlosson gained on pass 10-yds.
to middle of field. Jobes made, forward
iss to Dobson who was spilled for
•yd. loss. Ball went to Oklahoma on
45-yd. line. Pass, Davis to Boyle netted
30-yds. Ball was intercepted by
Schellenberg and ball bounced from
him to 1 yler who was downed on
Nebraska 33-yd. line.
Boyle circled end for 3-yds, Davis
broke through Nebraska line for 12-
yds. Oklahoma sent back 15-yds.
Munn broke through Sooner line and
threw Davis for 4-yd. loss. Forward
pass, Davis to Boyle, 5-yds. Davis
tried place kick which fell short.
Game ended, Nebraska 7, Oklahoma
Board to Improve Student Activities
Names New Ex-officio Members;
Others May Be Taken
Five additional members of the
Sooner Commission on Student Stand-
ards, to investigate student condi-
tions, were elected at a meeting of
the commission Tuesday.
They are presidents of the student
council, woman's council, V. M. C. A.,
V. W. C. A., and the editor of the
Oklahoma Daily. Persons occupying
these offices will be members of the
commission by virtue of office.
Names of two women and three men
as members of the commission were
proposed and will be announced when
they are accepted, Prof. H. H. Her-
bert, chairman, announced.
The commission was established last
year to investigate every form of stu-
dent activity, make suggestions for im-
provements, and make reports of
On Athletic List
MEETS WITH FAVOR
Students and Faculty Members Say If
Bad Basement Conditions Exist
Probe is Necessary
Committee Finds Standing of Men
Who Engage in Sports Best in
Years; Five Disqualified
CAPTAIN PAUL A. DOBSON, 170
lb. Halfback who Lead Cornhuskers
Tilt With Owen's Sooners at Oma-
ha Saturday.. He gained 154 yards
MYSTIC KEYS ANNOUNCE
PLEDGING OF EIGHTEEN
Mystic Keys, honorary Sophomore
fraternity, resumed activity Tuesday
and announced the pledging of 18 men.
1 hey are Dow Hamra, Lawrence
Hagy, Charles McGehee, Walter Rog-
ers, Eugene Chastain, Tom Holland,
Parker Robinson, James Arnold, Dor-
rance Roderick, James Knox, Frank
Houghton, Ralph Courtney, Laile Neal,
Thomas Woodmansee, Oscar Gilbert,
Loren Pryer, Theodore Walters, and
A bigger percent of men interest-
ed in athletics were eligible to play
this year than ever before, Guy Y.
Williams, member of the athletic eli-
gibility committee, announced Tues-
Out of 50 men who reported for
football and had a chance to play,
only five were ineligible because of
lack of university credit, reports
The purpose of the committee is
not to keep men out of athletics, as
many suppose, but rather to keep
them in, Williams said. Every man
who is conditioned is given two weeks
to make up back work and report
back to the committee, it was shown.
Often men are declared ineligible
before a game because of careless-
ness on the part of instructors who
failed to turn in grades to advisors
in time for the condition to be remov-
ed, Williams said.
A man declared ineligible remains
so a semester and if he has not made
a passing grade in at least three four-
ths of bis work, will not be allowed
to play in games the following sem-
Dr. W. W. Phelan, director of the
school of education, will leave Thursday
for Cherokee to speak before the
Alfalfa county teacher's institute Fri-
day afternoon and Friday night.
BENNIE DIVED THREE STORIES
TO SEE EARLY FOOTBALL GAME
Football just comes natural to Ben
Ci. Owen, Sooner coach.
Since the day Bennie sneaked out to
the back lot to watch the gang play
Rugby, the calling has been too strong
for him to resist.
The whole family, in fact, from the
oldest Owen down through the line,
took football and made a science of
it. Back in bis early days in St. Louis,
Ben Owen heard the plump of the pig-
skin, skinned out of bis blouse and
shoes and dived out of a three story
window into the Mississippi to keep
from missing a game.
Bennie remembers it. So does Will
Owen and the rest of the old "bunch"
that scrapped together in the old
And none of them were surprised
when young Ben hopped into leader-
ship of the "gang" ami continued to
dictate football until lie got into col-
Kansas Found Owen
Owen found Kansas and Kansas
probably deserves the credit for find-
Bennie made quarter on the Jayhawk
squad and on the gridiron at the Uni-
versity of Kansas showed the spirit
that has kept Oklahoma football can-
didates guessing for several years.
"Murder, Gee, Clyde! Get in there.
You're not hurt. See?"
Scores of men have wondered why
Bennie drove them back into practicc
when they believed they were knocked
out. Here's the story. John Barbour,
Oklahoma, '96, told it yesterday.
A big game was brewing at Kansas
and the Jayhawk squad was working
overtime in preparation for the fight
At the critical hour, six boils appeared
on Bennie s kicking foot and doctors
said he would have to go on the hos-
pital list. '1 hen Owen surprised the
school. Trading his right no. 6 for
an 8 brogan. he stuck to practice and
played through the game at quarter—
Now small injuries or ailments
football man doesn't bluff him.
Always a Light Scrapper
All the time Owen played at Kan-
sas he never tipped the scales at more
than 145 pounds and was one of the
lightest quarters Jayhawk coaches ever
After leaving Kansas, Owen was as-
sistant to "Hurry Up" Yost on the
Michigan coaching staff. Then he
turned out two all victorious teams
for Bethany college, Lindsborg.
One day, one of Owen's teams de-
feated Oklahoma and Sooners became
alert. In 1905 Bennie came to the Uni-
versity of Oklahoma and now has a
service record longer than any other
coach, except one, in the United States.
The loss of an arm Oct. 16, 1906, on
a hunting trip did not impair the
Sooner mentor's coaching. Old foot-
ball men say it is better than ever.
And Bennie hasn't complained.
Leaders in student activities endors-
ed, almost to a man, in a canvass for
opinions yesterday plans of the uni-
versity and Y. M. C. A. to conduct
an inspection of rooms if living con-
ditions said to be existing in base-
ment rooms of boarding houses are
not improved at once.
Twenty-five representative students
were questioned and all favored the
Although it said in many cases stu-
dents are negligent in doing their
part in keeping rooms sanitary, the
general belief was that responsibility
of maintaining healthy quarters rests
with house managers.
One owner said that although his
house was rented to others he felt it
his duty to see that it was kept in
a sanitary condition.
"Y" Plans Improvements
In an effort to improve the situa-
tion, the Y. M. C. A. is trying to get
improvements made in building-
where student help is hired.
"If room proprietors do not make
needed improvements the Y. M. C. A.
will get behind the matter and make
a sweeping investigation," Claude
Monnet, employment secretary, de-
clared late Tuesday.
One working student recently made
the complaint that sheets on his bed
had not been changed for a month,
the secretary said.
Wet basements can be prevented or
remedied in practically every case.
Monnet said. In houses where they
cannot be fixed, students should not
be allowed to live below the surface
of the ground.
Although room congestion has been
prevalent here the past few months,
the condition has been relieved con-
siderably and there is now no occas-
ion for students living in uncomfort-
able rooms, it was pointed out.
Sanitary Survey May Come
"Unless basement rooms are im-
proved a sanitary survey will be nec-
essary," Roy Gittinger, dean of under-
J. H. Felgar, dean of the college of
engineering, expressed his approval
of the movement. "I believe an in-
vestigation is the correct thing be-
cause it is essential that comfortable
and sanitary conditions be maintained
for students at all times. I under-
stand it is customary in other institu-
tion to make such inspections."
"I think it is quite within the fun-
ction of the university to investigate
this matter for the purpose of deter-
mining whether quarters for student.-
are healthful and in other ways satis-
factory," Errett R. Newby, secretary
and registrar, declared.
"I feel sure that citizens of Norman
would not expect any student to live
in quarters found to be unhealthful."
Dr. W. W. Phelan, director of the
school of education, said "If condi-
tions are as they are represented there
should be an immediate investigat-
ion in behalf of boys working their
way through school."
FORMER SOONER PROFESSOR
RE-ELECTED SIGMA TAU HEAD
W. H. Wholenberg, a former instruc-
tor at the University of Oklahoma and
now professor of mechanical engineer-
ing at \ ale, will continue as national
president of Sigma Tau, honorary en-
gineering fraternity, according to a
vote taken last week at a national fra-
ternity convention at Champaign, III.
J. Clyde Milliken represented the
local chapter at the meeting. Eleven
chapters sent delegates.
The expansion of the fraternity is
expected to be in the Atlantic states and
in the extreme northwest. Several new
chapters are petitioning and a club at
\ ale probably will petition soon.
PICTURE OF BATTLESHIP
OKLAHOMA IS DONATED
A large picture of the battleship Ok-
lahoma for the permanent possession
of the school was given the univer-
sity Tuesday by Lieut. T. J. Keliher
and Ensign W. M. Hague, both of
The two officers visited the univer-
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