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BOWDOIN ORIENT 



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VOL. XLI 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, APRIL 7, 191 1 



NO. I 



BOWDOIN VS. WESLEYAN 

Bowdoin meets Wesleyan in debate this 
evening at Middletown, Conn., and will sup- 
port the affirmative side of the question, 
"Ri&solved, that, constitutionality being 
waived, a graduated income tax should form 
a part of the Federal revenue system." The 
agreement provides that the debate shall be 
amateur in all respects. This provision has 
been observed rigidly by the Bowdoin men. 
They worked together in Brunswick during 
the recess and had speaking practice daily 
during the final days of the preparation. The 
team is composed of Charles F. Adams, Jr., 
'12; Ernest G. Fifield, '11; Burleigh C. 
Rodick, '12; and Earl F. Maloney, '12, alter- 
nate. Professor Davis accompanied the team 
to Middletown. 



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IBIS LECTURER— PROF. SANTAVANA 
The undergraduates, faculty, and friends 
of the College are particularly fertunate in 
having the opportunity to hear Professor 
George Santayana of Harvard University, 
who speaks to-night under the auspices of the 
Ibis upon the subject of "Shelley: the Influ- 
ence of His Opinions upon His Writings." 
Professor Santayana is an eminent student of 
English literature and also a gifted speaker. 
The lecture is to be held in Memorial Hall at 
eight o'clock. 



PRINCETON, 11; BOWDOIN, 1 

The Bowdoin team opened the season of 
191 1, March 28, by a defeat at the hands of 
Princeton on the grounds of the latter. The 
score was 11 to i. The weather conditions 
were very unfavorable, as it was a cold, raw 
day with a high wind blowing. Woodcock 
was not very effective and allowed 14 passes. 
Grant, who succeeded him, showed up well. 
The fielding feature of the game was a diving 
catch of a fly by Purington. For Princeton, 
Sterrett played well in the field and clouted the 
ball in great shape. 



The score: 

Bowdoin 

ab r h po a e 

Weatherill, 3b 4 o i 2 3 

Lawlis, 2b 3 o o 2 2 o 

Wilson, c 4 o I 7 5 o 

Clifford, lb 4 o i 8 o 2 

Brooks, l.f 3 o o o o 

Purington, c.f 4 I 2 3 I I 

Skolfield, r.f 401000 

O'Neil, ss 3 o I 2 2 I 

Woodcock, p 2 o o I I 

Grant, p i o o o i o 

Totals 25 I 7 24 IS s 

Princeton 

ab r h po a e 

Bard, r.f I I I o o 

Carter, c.f I 2 o o o 

Rheem, c.f I o o I o o 

White, 3b 4 I I o 2 

Sterrett, l.f 523500 

Prescott, 2b 2 i o i 4 i 

Winnants, ib 4 2 i 9 o o 

Taylor, c 200730 

Worthington, ss .3 i o 3 i o 

Rogers, p 2 i o 2 o o 

Totals 25 II S 27 12 I 

Summary: Three-base hit — Winnants; sacrifice 
hits — Bard, Prescott (2), Worthington. Stolen 
bases — Sterrett, Prescott, Winnants, Taylor, Wilson, 
Purington, Skolfield. Base on balls— off Rogers, i; 
off Woodcock, 14; off Grant, i. Hits— off Wood- 
cock, 4; off Grant, I. Struck out— By Rogers, 6; 
by Woodcock, 3; by Grant, i. Hit by pitcher — 
Carter, Lawlis. Time — 2 hours 10 minutes. Um- 
pire — ^Johnston. 



PRINCETON, 7; BOWDOIN, 

The second game with Princeton was 
played in the rain and had to be called at the 
end of the fourth inning. Means was in the 
box for Capt. Lawlis' men and his lack of con- 
trol at critical moments was disastrous. Pur- 
ington was kept out of the game by a sprained 
ankle and Grant took his place in the field. 

The score: 

Bowdoin 

ab r h po a e 

Weatherill, 3b 3 o o 2 i o 

Lawlis, 2b 3 o i i i 

Wilson, c 2 o o 3 I I 

Clifford, lb i o S i 

Brooks, l.f 202100 

Skolfield, r.f i o o o O o 

Grant, c.f i o i o 



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O'Neil, ss 2 

Means, p 2 



Totals 17 



Princeton 



Bard, r.f 2 

Carter, c.f I 

White, 3b 2 

Sterrett, l.f 2 

Prescott, 2b 3 

Winnants, lb 3 

Woodle, p 3 

Worthington, ss I 

Taylor, c I 



Totals 18 



7 7 IS 4 I 
Summary: Three-base hits, Winnants, Sterrett; 
two-base hit, Prescott. Base on balls, off Means S, 
off Woodle, 3. Struck out, by Means 2; by Woodle 
7. Stolen bases, Sterrett, Prescott. Umpire, John- 
ston. 



ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE, 13; BOWDOIN, 5 

In the third game of the series, Bowdoin 
was defeated by St. John's College, Brooklyn, 
by a score of 13 to 5. Both pitchers were 
touched up rather freely, Bowdoin getting 
fourteen hits and St. John's, 10. 

Grant for Bowdoin showed good pitching 
form, but blew up in the sixth inning, when 
the Catholic college scored seven runs. Wil- 
son had a good day with the stick, registering 
three safeties. 

The game was played on an emergency 
field not suitable for baseball purposes, and as 
a result there were a number of errors on both 
sides. The weather was chilly and a high 
wind handicapped the players. 

The score : 

Bowdoin 

ab r i-i po a e 

Weatherill, 3b 5 2 i i i 

Lawlis, 2b 4 o i i i 

Wilson, c S o 3 9 I 

Cliflford, lb S i 2 8 o 

Brooks, If S o , 2 i o 

Purington, cf 3 o I 3 o 

Skolfield, rf 4 I 2 i I 

O'Neil, ss 5 I I I 4 

Woodcock, p o o I 

Grant, p 4 o i 2 



Totals 40 



14 24 ID 



St. John's College 

ab r h po a e 

Creeny, l.f 3 3 2 o 

Jallon, c.f 5 I o I o 

Burchill, 3b 5 2 2 3 i 2 

Tracey, ss 5 2 i i 3 3 

Dwyer, 2b 4 i i i 3 i 

Dempsey, c 5 o o 8 i 



Driscoll, r.f 41 1000 

Keenan, ib 4 2 2 2 o o 

Quigley, p 4 i i o 6 o 

Totals 39 13 10 26 14 6 

Summary : Two-base hits — Creeny, Dwyer. Base 
on balls, off Woodcock ^, off Grant I, off Quigley 2. 
Struck out, bv Grant 8, bv Quigley 7. Hit b" pitcher, 
Weatherill. Time of game — 2 hours. 



BROWN, 6; BOWDOIN, 2 

In the best game of the trip. Brown de- 
feated Bowdoin, April i, on Andrews Field, 
by a score of 6 to 2. 

Means pitched the whole game for the 
White and showed very good form. He 
allowed only six hits, but these came at criti- 
cal times and resulted in scores. Clifford at 
first base was the star of the infield and exe- 
cuted a number of very difficult catches. Wil- 
son played a steady game behind the bat. The 
team kept up their batting streak and made as 
many safeties as their opponents. 

Brown's infield played in mid-season form 
and the whole team put up an excellent game. 
Reilly and Nash were their stars. ' 

The weather continued cold and raw for 
this last game of the series, and, by agreement 
of the managers, was called at the end of the 
seventh inning. 

The score : 

Bowdoin 

H PO A E 

Weatherill, 3b 2 o 

Lawlis, 2b i i .0 o 

Wilson, c I 2 7 I 

Clifford, lb o 12 o 

Brooks, If ••••.. 1200 

Purington, c.f o I o o 

Skolfield, r.f o o o 

O'Neil, ss I o o i 

Means, p o o 5 o 

Totals 6 18 12 2 

Brown 

H PO A E 

W. Nash, ss I 2 3 

Dukette, 2b i 2 i i 

Giles, lb o 6 I I 

Staff, l.f 0000 

Reilly, 3b i o 

Witherow, r.f 2 I o 

R. Nash, c.f I 3 

Snell, c o 7 3 2 

Warner, p 3 

Conzelman, p o 2 o 

*Clark o 

Tota.ls 6 21 13 4 

. "'Batted for Warner in fourth. 



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SCORE EY INNINGS 



Bowdoin o 

Brown o 



34567 



30021 — 6 

Summarjf : Runs made by, K. Nash, Dukette, 
Giles, Staff, Witherow, R. Nash, Skolfield, Means. 
Two-base hits, Witherow, Wilson ; three base hit, 
R. Nash. Base on balls, off Warner 2, off Conzel- 
man 4, off Means 3. Struck out, by Warner S, by 
Conzelman 2. Sacrifice hits, Giles, R. Nash, War- 
ner (2). Left on bases, Brown 8, Bowdoin 6. Hit 
by pitched ball, Staff. Passed balls, Snell 2. 
pire, Rudderham. Time — I hour, 45 minutes, 
tendance, 300. 



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Um- 

At- 




Coach 'Walter H. Nortoo 

The results of the games as indicated by 
the scores, are, indeed such as not to inspire 
optimism concerning this year's baseball aspira- 
tions ; but considering the conditions, the show- 
ing made by the team was creditable. The 
weather throughout the trip was cold and 
windy, and did not allow the practice which 
the manager had planned for in New York 
City. The first time the team stepped on an 
outdoor field this year was the warming up 
before the first Princeton game. 

The team batted much better than usually 
is the case, during the trip, and the weak 



point seemed to be in base running. This 
weakness can soon be remedied when Coach 
Norton gets his charges working out on the 
Delta. The infield worked well together for 
early season and Weatherill ,the new man at 
third, seemed to fit in well. O'Neil at short 
played up to form. Cliflrord at first did some 
sensational work. Wilson behind the bat was 
very steady and compared very well with the 
opposing catchers. The outfield did not play 
up to the form of the infield, but batted fairly 
well. 

Of the pitchers. Means showed up very 
well in the Brown game. Grant did good box 
work in the St. John's game aside from one 
bad inning, and may round into a winner. 
Woodcock was very erratic, but this may be 
expected of a southpaw at the first of the 
season. 

The team reported excellent treatment 
throughout their visits at the various colleges. 
In New York they stopped at the Hotel York. 
A number of Bowdoin grads were at the St. 
John's game, and met the team elsewhere. 
Strict training rules were observed. 

Coach Norton got his first line on his 
charges during the trip and while not entirely 
pleased with the showing made, believes that 
the chances for a winning team are not at all 
discouraging. 

Those to make the trip were Capt. Law- 
lis, Clifford, Brooks, Wilson, O'Neil, Means, 
Purington, Grant, Woodcock, Skolfield, 
Weatherill, Norton, Coach, and Leigh, man- 



FRESHMAN=SOPHOMORE DEBATE 

Preparations are now being made for the 
Freshman-Sophomore debate, which will be 
held about April 28. The class teams have 
already been selected, and L. A. Crosby, P. 
H. Douglas and M. W. Greene, with C. B. 
Haskell as alternate, will speak for 1913, 
while the Freshmen debaters will be E. C. 
Gage, A. E. Gray and A. W. Newcombe, with 
R. E. Simpson as alternate. The question 
for discussion is, "Resolved, That United 
States senators should be elected by direct 
vote of the people." The Freshmen, who 
will be coached by Callahan, '11, will uphold 
the affirmative side of the question, and the 
Sophomores, whose coach is Marston, '11, 
will defend the negative. 



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BOWDOlN ORIENT 



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THE BOWDOIN ORIENT 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



WALTER A. FULLER, 1912 Editor-in-Chief 

DOUGLAS H. McMURTRIE, 1913 Managing Editor 
HAROLD P. VANNAH, 1912 Alumni Editor 

Associate Editors 

W. A. MacCORMICK, 1912 F. D. WISH. Jr., 1913 

L. E. JONES. 1913 F. K. ALLING, 1914 

V. R. LEAVITT. 1913 R. D. LEIGH. 1914 

K. A. ROBINSON. 1914 



H. C. L. ASHEY, 1912 
H. B. WALKER, 1913 



Business Manager 
Asst. Business Manager 



Contributions are requested from all undergradu- 
a*es, alumni, and officers of instruction. No anony 
mous manuscript can be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions should 
be addressed to the Business Manager. 

Subscriptions, $2,00 per year, in advance. Single 
copies, 10 cents 

Entered at Post-Ofiice at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter 
Journal Printshop, Lewiston 

Vol. XLI. APRIL 7, 1911 No. I 



The new Orient Board 
The New Orient takes up its work with a 

feeHng of regret that it 
must face its task with so httle experience. 
The short span of college life makes it neces- 
sary that one board of editors shall be replaced 
by another just as it is beginning to profit by 
its year's labor. The new board can only 
partly profit by the experience of the old and 
must traverse somewhat the- same path. While 
this is true we may gain much from the many 
good qualities of the work of the old board 
and realize that many of its errors were of our 
making and therefore a part of our own expe- 
rience. 

It is impossible to speak of an Orient pol- 
icy as a fixed and definite set of plans. Each 
incoming board must introduce its own ideas 
and must endeavor to carry them out honestly. 
But in a broader sense there should be an 
Orient policy which can be identified with 
what is best in the Bowdoin spirit. In this 
sense we feel that we share a common bond 



with past editors. We feel that each has 
endeavored to do his utmost toward a better 
Bowdoin. In this spirit we, too, wish to act. 
That we shall make mistakes in so doing is 
inevitable. Not only do we lack the mature 
judgment of manhood, but we have as yet not 
even attained the dignity of Seniors. With 
this in mind we ask only that criticism be 
offered in the same spirit in which we will 
strive to do our work in the year to come, a 
true love for old Bowdoin. 



The baseball team has re- 
To the Team turned from its trip with a 
record of defeats, but its 
record of work is by no means so bad as might 
appear. Coach Norton reports that the men 
have done well under the circumstances. 
Without a day of outdoor practice they had 
to make a very hard trip and in one game at 
least played very good ball. It is no time for 
criticism but rather for encouragement. This 
the Orient extends to a team which has 
worked and is working at its best. 



The New 
Baseball Coach 



The Orient extends a 
hearty welcome to Coach 
Norton. As yet he has 
hardly been seen on the campus, but his 
atractive personality has won him the loyalty 
of all the men who made the trip in his charge. 
A scholar as well as an athlete, he is an admir- 
able man to coach a team which shall well rep- 
resent the White. 



INDOOR MEET 



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The annual indoor interclass meet, held in 
the Town Hall, Friday, March 17th, was won 
by the Juniors with 41 1-3 points. The Sen- 
iors, Sophomores and Freshmen finished in the 
order named, with 22, 19 and 16 2-3 points 
respectively. Three events, the 780-yard run, 
the mile run, and the 45-yard low hurdles, were 
run on the outdoor track. The winner of the 
780 was no surprise, but many were mildly 
astonished at the fine race run by Russell. He 
was an easy second with Gray third. The re- 
sult of the 45-yard low hurdles upset the dope- 
ster's sheet, McKenney's speed overcoming the 
form of the others, although McKenney was 
not altogether crude in the latter respect. Mc- 
Farland was second and Wiggin third. The 
mile was run in slow time, especially the first 
few laps. Hall won with Howe a good second 
and Skillin third. 



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The indoor events in tlie evening were run 
off in good shape with the help of "Nick," who 
was right in his element. The shot-put was 
won by G. Kern with 35 ft. 1-2 in. Frank 
Smith was second and Simpson third. Kern's 
and Simpson's puts were made in the trials. 
The Juniors scored every point in this event. 
The high jump was won by Green with 5 ft. 5 
in. L. T. Brown did well in spite of a lame 
foot, taking second. Pierce was third. In 
the 25-yard hurdles, Wiggin and McFarland 
were again nosed out, this time by Frank 
Smith. Wiggin was given second and Mc- 
Farland third. The pole vault was won easily 
by Hubbard. Kern, A. S. Merrill and Mason 
were tied for second and third places, and 
divided the four points among them. The 20- 
yard dash had more contestants than any other 
event and it was necessary to run several heats. 
McKenney finally won it with Purington sec- 
ond, and Skolfield third. 

The relay races were close and exciting. 
The Juniors beat the Freshmen and the Soph- 
omoi-es beat the Seniors. In the finals the 
Juniors and Freshmen won. The judges 
awarded the drill to the Juniors, with the 
Seniors second and the Freshmen third. 

The relay race between Bates, 1914, and 
Bowdoin, 1914, was won by Bates. 

The High School relay was won by Bruns- 
wick. 

780-YARD Run — 1st, Emery, '13; 2d, Russell, '14; 
3d, Gray, '12. Time — i min. 51 sec. 

4S-YAED Low Hurdles — ist, McKenney, '12; 2d, 
McFarland, '11; 3d, Wiggin, '11. Time — 5.6 sec. 

Mile Run — ist, Hall, '13; 2d, Howe, '11; 3d, W. 
Skillin, '11. Time — S min. 

Shot Put — ist, G. Kern, '12, 2d, Smith, '12; 3d, 
Simpson, '12. 35 ft. 1-2 in. 

Running High Jump — ist, W. Green, '13; 2d, 
L. T. Brown, '14; 3d, Pierce, 11. S ft. 5 in. 

25- Yard Hurdles — ist. Smith, '12; 2d, Wiggin, 
'11; 3d, McFarland, 11. Time — 4 sec. 

Pole Vault — ist, Hubbard, '14; tied for second; 
Kern, '12; A. S. Merrill, '14; Mason, '14. 8 ft. 9 in. 

20-Yard Dash — ist, McKenney, '12; 2d, Puring- 
ton, '11; 3d, Skolfield, '13. Time — 2 4-5 sec. 

Class Relay Races — ist, 1912; 2d, 1913 ; 3d, 
1914. 

Class Drills — ist, 1912; 2d, 1911; 3d, 1914. 

School relay races won by Brunswick High. 
Time — 21.2 sec. 

Relay RACE^Bates 1914 vs. Bowdoin 1914. Won 
by Bates. Time — 21.3 sec. 

Officials — Referee, Dr. W. W. Bolster of Lewis- 
ton ; Judges of Drills, Dr. Copeland, Prof. Hutch- 
ins, Col. H. A. Wing; Judges of Floor and Track 
Events, Prof Nixon, Mr. Alvord, R. D. Puring- 
ton; Timers, Dr. Whittier, S. B. Furbish, H. K. 
Hine ; Measurers, J. L. McConaughy, H. M. Berry, 
E. O. Leigh; Starter, B. C. Morrill; Scorer, E. G. 



Fifield ; Announcer, W. N. Emerson ; Clerk of 
Course, H. L. Robinson ; Assistant Clerks of Course, 
T. W. Daniels, E. L. Morss. 



CONFERENCE OF PREPARATORY SCHOOL 
PRINCIPALS 

To-morrow is to be held a conference of 
principals and school superintendents of the 
preparatory schools of the State to consider 
the matter of college entrance requirements, 
and relations between the college and the 
schools. The first session will be held in the 
morning- in Hubbard Hall. At noon the vis- 
itors will be guests of the Faculty at the Eagle 
Hotel, after which an afternoon session will be 
held. The agitation is along the lines of the 
movement started at Harvard, and the idea of 
the conference is to see if the schools feel the 
need of changes. The principal schools will 
be represented. 



DEATH OF ANOTHER OF THE OVERSEERS 

In the death of Oliver Crocker Stevens, '74, 
the College has suffered the loss of another of 
its Overseers as well as of a loyal and devoted 
son. Mr. Stevens died in California and was 
buried in St. Albans, Vermont. Professor 
Johnson represented the Faculty at the 
funeral. 



Y. M. C. A. ELECTION 

At a meeting attended by more than 70 
members of the Christian Association, on 
March 23, reports were made by the officers 
and committee chairman and the following 
officers were chosen for the new year : 

President, W. A. MacCormick, '12; Vice- 
President, J. L. Hurley, '12; Corresponding 
Secretary, C. O. Warren, '12; Treasurer, C. 
R. Crowell, '13; Recording Secretary, A. S. 
Merrill, '14; members of Alumni Advisory 
Committee for one year, P. F. Chapman, '06; 
and H. H. Burton, '09. 



SUNDAY CHAPEL 



The College Preacher on Sunday, March 
nineteenth, was Samuel McChord Crothers, 
Litt.D., of Cambridge, Mass. He is the 
author of "The Gentle Reader" and "By the 
Christmas Fire." Dr. Crothers spoke simply, 
but with a direct appeal, upon the relation be- 



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tween work and worship, taking his text from 
Chronicles I. He said, "the King appointed 
singers unto the Lord to lead the hosts with 
song and praise," and showed how necessary 
spiritual inspiratioia was, and how it glorified 
the work of the world. Dr. Crothers spoke 
also in the "Church on the Hill" at the morn- 



VESPER SERVICE 



The speaker at the Vesper Service on Sunday 
will be Mr. J. O. Robbins, who has recently been a 
missionary in the Philippines. Mr. Robbins will 
speak of his impressions of his work there, upon the 
subject: "America's Opportunity in the Philippines." 
Mr. Robbins is a Secretary of the Student Volun- 
teer Movement, in which capacity he has recently 
visited many of the largest American Universities. 

Last year he spoke in many cities before large 
audiences under the auspices of the Laymen's Mis- 
sionary Movement. After graduating from Brown 
he was a mining engineer in Alaska for some time, 
before leaving for the Philippines. In the evening, 
Mr, Robbins will talk very informally at the Delta 
Kappa Epsilon House about the life in the Philip- 
pines and the opportunities for college men pre- 
sented there. The leaders of Missionary Study 
Classes and collectors for Mr. Hiwale are specially 
urged to be present. 



Brunswick ; Misses Helen Cooper and Hazel Perry 
of Rockland ; Misses lone Lackee, Florence Home, 
and Doris Powers of Portland ; Miss' Mildred 
Lamb of Sangerville ; Miss Caro Chapman of Fair- 
field ; Miss Golda Gushee of Farmington ; Misses 
Eleanor and Katherine Leydon of Bath ; Miss 
Marion Greene of Madison and Miss Estelle A. 
Sweet of Augusta. 



CALENDAR 

Friday, April 7 

8.00 Lecture under auspices of the Ibis. Professor 
G. Santayana, of Harvard, on "Shelley." 
Memorial Hall. 

8.00 Bowdoin-Wesleyan Debate at Middletown. 
"Resolved, That constitutionality being waived, 
a graduated income tax should form a part of 
our federal revenue system." Bowdoin will 
support the affirmative. 

Saturday, April 8 

8.15 "Three Twins" at the Jefferson Theatre. 
Portland. 

Sunday, April 9 

10.4s Morning service in the Church on the Hill, 
conducted by Rev. J. H. Quint. 

5.00 Chapel, conducted by Mr. J. O. Robbins, Sec- 
retary of the Student Volunteer Movement. 
"America's Opportunity in the Philippines." 

7.1S Informal talk by Mr. Robbins at the D. K. E. 
House. 



Y. M. C. A. NOTES 

The Pejepscot Sunday School and Boys' Club 
opened again this week. They have been closed for 
some time because of sickness of the pupils. 

The Gym Class for Grammar School Boys, con- 
ducted by the Y. M. C. A., is meeting Saturday 
mornings with Bert Morrill as leader. 

The box of clothing for Dr. Grenfell will be sent 
on the first ship this spring for Labrador. _ More 
clothing, or magazines for the Sailors' Mission in 
Gloucester, will be gladly received by the Social Ser- 
vice Committee. 

Bishop Codman will hold a conformation ser- 
vice at the Episcopal Church, Sunday evening, to 
which all Episcopal students are welcomed. 



ZETA PSI DANCE 



The Senior Delegation of the Zeta Psi Fraternity 
entertained with a dance at the Chapter House, 
Friday evening, March 24th. Mrs. Cooper, of Rock- 
land, served as chaperon. The patronesses were 
Mrs. Henry Johnson, Mrs. Roscoe J. Ham, and Mrs. 
Hartley C. Baxter, of Brunswick. Lovell's Orches- 
tra, of Brunswick, played for the order of twenty 
dances. The committee of arrangements consisted 
of Fred C. Black, '11, of Rockland; Frank H. 
Burns, '11, of Bristol Mills, and D. Scribner Hyler, 
'11, of Rockland. 

Among the guests were Misses Margaret 
Hutchins, Sarah Baxter, Helen Baxter, Margaret 
Day, Helen Merriman, and Alfretta Graves of 



College Botes 

The mid-term review of classes will take place, 
Monday. 

Burns, '11, broke a finger in baseball practice, 
Tuesday afternoon. 

Brummett, '11, Wiggin, '11, and Duffey, '14, at- 
tended the Brown game. 

The baseball men had their first outdoor home 
practice, Tuesday afternoon, on the Delta. 

The date for the Minstrel Show has been set as 
April 22, the Saturday after the Rally. 

D. K. Merrill, '14, has been chosen president of a 
grammar school baseball league in Portland. 

The Bowdoin debaters, who meet Wesleyan to- 
day, stayed at the Copley Square Hotel, Boston, last 
evening. 

Herr Leutge, German Exchange Professor at 
Exeter, will address the Deutscher Verein on 
April 13. 

Sewall, '13, stopped a runaway horse attached to 
a grocery wagon, on Maine Street, one afternoon 
before college closed for the recess. 

The candidates for assistant manager of baseball 
have been busy the last few afternoons clearing snow 
from the diamond on Whittier Field. 

Professors Woodruff, Sills and Nixon attended 
the meeting of the New England Classical Associa- 
tioa at Exeter, N. H., March 31 and April i. 



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A Pop Concert for the benefit of the town 
library is to be held in the Town Hall on May i. 
The orchestra will be led by F. E. Kendrie, 'lo, 
and the program will include many college songs. 

Debaters representing Portland and Lewiston 
High Schools will meet in Brunswick, Saturday, 
April 15, to decide the winner of the Bowdoin Inter- 
scholastic Debating League. 



AT THE ART BUILDING 

A copy of Vuillefroy's "Return to the Herd" by 
Mrs. Annette Estelle Saunders has been added to 
the art collection. The original hangs in the Luxem- 
bourg. 



LIBRARY NOTES 



The Library has recently received, through the 
courtesy of the Inter-Collegiate Association of Ama- 
teur Athletes of America, a set of three books, depict- 
ing in text and photographs the last three annual 
track and field meets of that Association. 

The first book has for its subject the Intercolle- 
giate chamoionships of igoS which were held on 
Franklin Field of the University of Pennsylvania. 
The second volume treats in the same way the 34th 
annual meeting at Soldiers' Field, Harvard Univer- 
sity, igog, and the third volume deals with the 35th 
annual meeting at Philadelphia in igio. 

These books are unusually well illustrated with 
photographs showing all the events, most of them 
being action pictures. In each book the photographs 
are accompanied with a full textual and statistical 
description of the meet. In fact, the books contain 
for each year a complete record of every performer, 
including all who were eliminated in the preliminary 
trials. The same detail is extended to the first and 
second cross country runs which were held at Prince- 
ton in November, 1908, and at Boston in igog. 

Another feature of great value is the compila- 
tion of a set of statistics showing every point win- 
ner and his performance for every meet from 1876, 
the date of the Association's organization, to the 
present. These statistics were secured after long 
search by the editor and are found in no other book. 

Edward R. Bushnell, of the University of Penn- 
sylvania, edited the books for the Association. The 
Committee on Publication consists of Gustavus T. 
Kirby, Columbia ; Thornton Gerrish, Harvard, and 
Romeyn Berry, Cornell. 

The Library has just received, through the kind- 
ness of Gen. T. H. Hubbard, the special edition de 
luxe of Admiral Peary's "North Pole," together 
with a number of other valuable books relating to 
Arctic exploration. 



INTERCOLLEGIATE NOTES 

The choice of a successor to Dr. Woodrow 
Wilson, as President of Princeton University, has 
been narrowed down by a process of elimination, to 
John H. Finley of the City College of New York 
and John Grier Hibben, now occupying the chair of 
logic at Princeton. 

Many well known university professors will 
deliver addresses at the Second Annual Conference 



of Instructors of Public Speaking in the colleges of 
the North Atlantic States. The meetings will be 
held at the City College, New York, on April 14 
and 15. 

The eighteenth annual indoor gymnastic exhi- 
bition and track meet was held at Bates on the 
evening of April 3rd. 

Preliminary trials are being held in several 
colleges in preparation for the New England Inter- 
collegiate Oratorical contest to be held here May 
4th. 

An item in the report of Dean Hurlbut of Har- 
vard states that the 2308 undergraduates of Harvard 
had to their credit, or discredit, a trifle over 75,000 
inexcusable cuts during the last college year. 

A new tabulation of students at the University of 
Minnesota shows that the total attendance is 5641. 

An eight weeks' course in embalming has been 
established temporarily at the University of Michi- 
gan. 

The authorities at Oberlin College have decided 
to eliminate* algebra and trigonometry from the list 
of required subjects in Freshman year, contending 
that a type of mind capable of profiting by mathe- 
matical training may receive the necessary develop- 
ment from the classics. 

The students of Columbia University are to 
present to the trustees a petition asking that a $10 
athletic assessment be added to the tuition fee. 

At Princeton, 65 undergraduates failed to sur- 
vive the mid-year examinations. 

Nearly a thousand students at the University of 
Illinois are earning their own way. 

Yale will probably not follow Harvard in allow- 
ing partial certification for entrance examinations by 
preparatory schools, including the public high 
schools. 

The Wisconsin law which exempts from taxation 
all property owned by colleges, has been declared 
imconstitutional. 

Of the 4go members of Congress, 297, or about 
sixty per cent., are college men. Nearly one hun- 
dred colleges- or universities are represented in this 
number. 

Conferences similar to that scheduled for to- 
morrow, between the preparatory school principals 
and the members of the Faculty, were held recently 
at the University of Cincinnati and the University 
of Michigan. The movement for the co-operation 
of colleges and preparatory schools on the subject 
of entrance requirements seems to be thriving. 

Harvard has established a Bureau of Research in 
Municipal Government. 

Fearing the establishment of compulsory chapel 
at the University of Pennsylvania, the students in 
each dormitory have appointed one of their number 
to serve as a "human alarm clock" each morning. 

The University of Pennsylvania has established a 
course in wireless telegraphy and has equipped a 
complete laboratory to afford practical instruction. 

The new University of the Philippines located in 
Manila, of which Rev. Dr. Murray Bartlett has been 
appointed President, is meeting with splendid suc- 
cess. Its School of Fine Arts has almost 800 en- 
rolled. 

The Cosmopolitan Club of Yale is making a col- 
lection for the benefit of famine victims in China. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



Hlumni department 

'57. — Hampden Fairfield died at his home 
in Saco, Wednesday evening, March 16, after 
a long and painful illness, dating back some 
few years. Mr. Fairfield was born in Saco, 
December 8, 1835, the son of Hon. John 
Fairfield, Governor of Maine in 1839, '42, 
and '43. Mr. Fairfield secured his common 
and high school education in Saco. After 
completing his college course he studied law 
with Mr. Moses Emery of Saco, and was 
admitted to the York county bar in January, 
i860. In November, 1870, Mr. Fairfield 
came to Saco to practice his profession and 
lived there ever since. In 1859, Mr. Fairfield 
married Miss Ellen Perkins, daughter of Cap- 
tain Hovey Perkins, at Kennebunk, Me. He 
is survived by his wife and five children. 

The greater part of Mr. Fairfield's life was 
given to the practice of law. He was signally 
successful in his work and built up an exten- 
sive business. In politics he was a Democrat, 
giving to his party .his aid and help at all 
times. In his social relations, Mr. Fairfield 
was liked and respected by all who knew him. 
As a citizen, Mr. Fairfield was true to his 
principles and aided every cause for his city. 

'67. — Winfield S. Hutchinson, lawyer, and 
one of the best known residents of Newton, 
Mass., succumbed to heart trouble March 20, 
191 1, in Newton. Mr. Hutchinson was born 
in Buckfield, Me., May 27, 1845. He 
Elttended Paris Hill and Hebron academies 
and was graduated from Bowdoin in the Class 
of 1867. He graduated from the Harvard 
Law School in 1873. He had been identified 
with the American Bell Telephone Company 
since 1892. He was a director in this com- 
pany, as well as in the Central Union Tele- 
graph Company, and was formerly vice-presi- 
dent of the Western Telephone and Tele- 
graph Companies. He was a member of the 
Alpha Delta Phi and Phi Beta Kappa frater- 
nities, the Masons and the Boston City Club. 

'76. — Oliver Crocker Stevens, a Boston 
lawyer, died at Pasadena, Cal., Saturday, 
March 25, born June 3, 1855. Mr. Stevens 
secured his preparatory education in the Bos- 
ton grammar and Latin schools and gradu- 
ated from Bowdoin in 1876. In 1884, Bow- 
doin conferred upon him the degree of A.M. 
In June, 1879, he graduated from the Boston 
University Law School with the degree of 
LL.B. Mr. Stevens had been a member of 
the Board of Overseers of Bowdoin and at 
one time was president of the Bowdoin 



Alumni Association of Boston. He is sur- 
vived by his wife, Mrs. Julia Burnett Smith 
Stevens, and a brother. 

'80.— Hon. D. J. McGillicuddy, '81, of 
Lewiston, has appointed Col. H. A. Wing of 
Lewiston, as his private secretary. Col. Wing 
is a well-known Maine newspaper man. In 
1892, he started the Lezviston Sun. In 1896, 
Mr. Wing became correspondent from Maine 
for the Boston Herald, a position he held until 
the change of management in 1910. Since 
then he has been State correspondent for the 
Portland Evening Express. Col. Wing is a 
member of the present Athletic Council. 

'93. — Mr. J. W. Lambert is superintend- 
ent of schools for the district of Kennebunk 
and Kennebunkport, Me. 

'99. — Dr. Frederick H. Files died at Mad- 
ison, South Dakota, on March i, after an ill- 
ness of pneumonia. Dr. Files was born in 
Gorham and was a graduate of Bowdoin and 
of the Medical School in 1899. Dr. Files was 
active in fraternal circles, being at one time 
grand master of the Masonic order in South 
Dakota. 

'00. — Harold P. West of Auburn, died 
suddenly in the Bellevue hospital in New 
York City, Saturday afternoon, March 26, 
191 1. His illness had been but brief, begin- 
ning with rheumatic fever, complicated with 
the grip. Mr. West has been a private tutor 
in French and German in New York this 
winter and has been a most successful 
teacher. Mr. West was only 33 years of age 
at the time of his death. After graduating 
from Bowdoin, he studied at the Columbian 
University at Washington. Later he attended 
several European schools, including the Sor- 
bonne in Paris. 

'06. — George Parcher, M.D., has been ap- 
pointed assistant surgeon in the United States 
public health and marine hospital service at 
Ellis Island, New York Harbor. 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE 

MEDICAL DEPARTMENT. 

The Ninety-first Annual Course of Lectures will begin 
Thursday, 0(5tober 13, 1910, and continue to June 21, igil. 

Four courses of lecftures are required of all who matricu- 
late as first-course students. 

The courses are graded and cover Ledtures, Recitatioiib, 
Laboratory Work and Clinical Instrutflion. 

The third and fourth year classes will receive their entire 
instruflion at Portland, where excellent clinical facilities will 
be afforded at the Maine General Hospital. 

For catalogue, apply to 

ALFRED MITCHELL, M.D., Dtan. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XLl 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, APRIL 14, 191 1 



NO. 2 



NEW QYM RALLY 

"The best yet" is the promise of the Stu- 
dent Council for the big Spring Rally which 
occurs next Friday evening, April 21, in 
Memorial Hall. The members of the Council 
are working hard in preparation for the big 
event, but are saying nothing. Judging, how- 
ever, from the high standard of success of 
every enterprise the 191 1 Council has under- 
taken, the night will be one to be long remem- 
bered by Bowdoin undergraduates. 

The slogan of the big affair will be the 
"new gym" and this subject which is so close 
to the students' interests will be given a large 
share of attention in the speeches. The list of 
speakers is not yet to be given out, but it will 
absolutely be the best, the most carefully 
selected and most enthusiastic collection of 
orators ever gathered together in old iVIemo- 
rial. 

In addition to the speeches and the uncork- 
ing of enthusiasm for the new gym, there will 
be the band in full force with some new pieces 
and lots of harmonized noise. There will also 
be a souvenir for each one there and this will 
be something original and appropriate, and 
there will be refreshments and plenty of the 
necessaries with which to smoke. 

A large number of alumni will be back to 
"sing to old Bowdoin" once more and every 
student is urged to do his best to secure as 
large a number of sub-freshmen as possible. 

Remember and prepare for the date, one 
week from to-night. Memorial Hall can nicely 
accommodate 338 Bowdoin students, in addi- 
tion to a large number of alumni and friends. 
The question is, can the roof stand all those 
outbursts of enthusiasm. 

The faculty will turn out, alumni from 
miles around are going to turn out, surely 
every student will be there. 



MINSTREL SHOW 

April 22 has been set positively as the date 
for the annual baseball Minstrel Show. This 
is the night following the big Spring Rally 
and a large number of alumni will stay over 
for the black-face entertainment. Those who 
are entertaining sub-freshmen will also do well 
to keep them over for the show. 



R. H. Toothaker, who has been director of 
the minstrels since the establishment of the 
yearly event, is at the head of this year's pro- 
duction and is being assisted by Mr. Kaharl. 
Under their tutelage the chorus and princi- 
pals have been working for more than a month 
and the results of their efforts will be seen on 
the 22d in the most finished and professional 
black-face performance ever put on by the 
students. 

Frank Smith will start those "funny, funny 
jokes" at centre and at the extreme ends will 
be seen those old-time favorites and side-split- 
ters, "Mistah William Clifford and Mistah 
Arthuh Welch." Callahan, L. Brown, Wood- 
cock, and King will also occupy wing posi- 
tions and assist in the festivities. 

The first part of the show will contain a 
number of new features beside Artie Welch's 
voice and Bill Clifford's mouth which will be 
surprises to the audience. The olio, however, 
will contain an innovation in Brunswick the- 
atrical circles. It will be in the line of a re- 
turn to the old southern plantation life and 
melodies. Old Black Joe will be rendered in 
a way to make Prof. Baker turn green with 
envy and the lighting effects bid fair to rival 
the most startling novelties offered at the 
"Pastime." From curtain to curtain the show 
is bound to please and amuse the audience, 
from the seniors in the bald-headed row to the 
small boy in the top gallery. 

Tickets for the performance will be placed 
on sale at Chandler's and the date for pur- 
chasing them will be announced later. 



RESULT OF BALLOT ON INTERFRATERNITY 
BASEBALL 

At the fraternity meetings, Wednesday 
evening, a ballot was taken on the subject of 
interfraternity baseball with the following 
results : Psi Upsilon, Theta Delta Chi, Delta 
Upsilon, and Beta Theta Pi voted in favor of 
the games, while Zeta Psi and Kappa Sigma 
opposed them. Delta Kappa Epsilon voted in 
favor of games providing that they be played 
at 6 A.M. or at 5 p.m., so as not to interfere 
with track and baseball practice. The vote 
of Alpha Delta Phi was not received. 



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DEBATE WON BY WESLEYAN 

Judges Give Decision Against Bowdoin by Two to 
One Vote 

Wesleyan won the intercollegiate debate 
from Bowdoin last Friday night by a divided 
vote of the judges. It will be recalled that 
Bowdoin won by a similar decision in Bruns- 
wick last year, and that Wesleyan was victo- 
rious in the first debate held between the two 
colleges two years ago. 

Each of the teams this year, after having 
failed to anticipate correctly the line of argu- 
ment selected by the other side, succeeded 
poorly in readjusting its case to meet that of 
its opponents. Moreover, Bowdoin was ob- 
viously at some disadvantage in having to sup- 
port a graduated income tax ; one of the judges 
stated that the team performed this difficult 
task "magnificently." This statement should 
in no way discredit, however, the victory of 
the Wesleyan debaters, who succeeded ■ in 
establishing a reasonable presumption against 
the tax as a part of our federal revenue sys- 
tem. Both teams showed good form. 

Burleigh C. Rodick spoke first for the 
affirmative and endeavored to show that the 
tax was necessary to restore equilibrium to 
our present tax system since attempts to reach 
personalty have failed; and for the additional 
reason that the tariff bears too heavily on the 
less well-to-do. 

This argument was admitted by C. M. 
Panunzio, the first speaker for Wesleyan. He 
worked out several practical difficulties, how- 
ever, in the administration of the tax and said 
the tax would drive capital from the country. 

E. G. Fifield, speaking second for Bowdoin, 
described the practical working of a tax mod- 
eled on that in use in England. 

G. T. Buck spoke second for Wesleyan and 
said that we should not try to use England's 
tax because the economic and social conditions 
of the two countries differ.- He held the 
English method of collection and the idea of 
graduation to be incompatible. If we adopted 
the tax the officers of its administration could 
not or would not be selected by civil service 
and corruption would result. 

C. F. Adams, the last speaker for Bowdoin, 
endeavored to prove that no tax now existing 
in the United States taxed wealth according 
to the theory of "ability to pay." He tried 
also to show the fiscal necessity for the income 
tax and held that if more money is to be raised 
by the Federal government the income tax 



should be used. An income tax, he said, was 
necessary to tend to curb governmental ex- 
travagance and for the reform of our bud- 
getory system. 

W. R. Montgomery closed the main 
speeches of the negative. He said that if our 
tax system was defective we should reform 
our budgetory system. England, he held, does 
not have a graduated tax. The system, he 
said, is founded on a flat rate. 

Comparing the two teams, one might call 
them about ecjual in form. In rebuttal, neither 
side was remarkable. There was much repeti- 
tion of things already proved or admitted by 
the other side. Some points were made which 
were too remote from the point at issue and 
several mis-statements were made. The most 
sufficient reason why Bowdoin lost was that 
she did not meet the practical objections 
thrown up by the negative. 

After the debate a college smoker was held 
in the Chi Psi lodge in honor of the visiting 
team. 



LECTURE BY PROFESSOR SANTAYANA 



V 



Professor Santayana of Harvard Univer- 
sity spoke in Memorial Hall last Friday even- 
ing upon the subject of "Shelley" under the 
auspices of the Ibis. Professor Santayana 
lectured fully upon the philosophy of Shelley 
without considering the text and import 
of his writings except as they reflected 
the opinions of their author. The idealism of 
this great poet was the particular theme of the 
lecture. Professor Santayana showed com- 
pletely that the extremes to which this philos- 
ophy carried Shelley are not essentially dis- 
couraging. Likewise, he also showed that 
the poet's works are famous even though he 
did not put his whole mind into them, a cir- 
cumstance quite contrary to the usual rule. 

Considering this special element of ideal- 
ism in detail. Professor Santayana carefully 
displayed the excess of passion and the 
extreme freedom of spirit that so particularly 
characterize Shelley. The fact that this poet 
believed that man could himself expel evil 
from his nature proclaims his lack of under- 
standing nature. Shelley was also extremely 
variable in ideas, consequently he could form 
no fixed idea of the universe. His failure to 
realize that freedom of spirit cannot produce 
freedom of action consequently led Shelley on 
to more distant and likewise insecure heights 
of idealism. 



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A poet, then, having such an excessively 
idealistic temperament must then exhibit his 
nature in his books and poems. In fact, 
Shelley cares for none of his poems unless 
they really emanate from his heart. His 
change from aetheism to pantheism only 
followed as a result of his changing imagina- 
tion. Although he wrote upon such varying 
and such fragile principles, he, nevertheless, 
has won fame and renown from his writings 
through their excellence. Marvellous he is in 
his nature, marvellous his works are in their 
elegances. 



PROFESSOR DUNCALF RESIGNS 

Assistant Professor Frederick Duncalf of 
the History Department, at a meeting of the 
Faculty held Tuesday, tendered his resigna- 
tion. Professor Duncalf will go next year 
to the University of Texas, where he will be 
Professor of Mediaeval History, ranking 
second in the History Department. 



RESULTS OF CONFERENCE OF PRINCIPALS 

Although no definite action was taken at 
the meeting of preparatory school principals 
held here last Saturday, the conference was 
productive of many valuable suggestions. 
After President Hyde had welcomed the vis- 
itors, an informal discussion of entrance re- 
quirements was started, during which Dean 
Sills answered the questions of the delegates 
in behalf of the Faculty. The discussion was 
continued at the afternoon session, and it 
developed that there was a considerable sen- 
timent among the principals in opposition to 
the present requirements in Latin. It is prob- 
able that no change in entrance requirements 
will be made before the fall of 1912. 



SUNDAY CHAPEL 

At chapel last Sunday, Mr. J. O. Robbins, 
Secretary of the Student Volunteer Move- 
ment, spoke on "America's Opportunity in the 
Philippines." In his talk, he gave interesting 
illustrations in the daily life of a missionary in 



the East. The men who are endeavoring to 
win the Orient for Christianity are not merely 
ministers with Bibles under their arms; they 
are strong influences in the moral and social 
uplifting of the region. From the untiring 
efforts of the missionaries and the improve- 
ments that have resulted from American gov- 
ernment and industry, the Philippines have 
experienced a marvelous change for the better. 
There, where the people are waking up to the 
benefits of Christianity, is the chance for 
young American men to render wonderful 
service to their country and to mankind. 
Indeed, the opportunities are plentiful for 
those who wish to live not merely for them- 
selves but for humanity. 



NEW BOOKS BY FORMER BOWDOIN PROFESSORS 

Two new books have recently been pub- 
lished which are of especial interest to Bow- 
doin men. One is a book dealing with col- 
lege administration and written by former 
professor William T. Foster while the other is 
a poem, entitled "The Pond," by William A. 
Houghton, former professor of Latin. 

Professor Foster's book deals with life 
problems such as those met by every modern 
educator, and especially the matter of the use 
of the elective system. It is the result of a 
deal of research work on the part of the 
author and is carefully written. It is divided 
into two parts : the first taking up the histori- 
cal study of college administration, and the 
second dealing with the critical study of the 
methods of the present day. An especially 
interesting chapter is that one dealing with the 
relation between college studies and success in 
real life. The book is published by the 
Houghton-Mifflin Co. 

The poem by Professor Houghton is three 
hundred and fifty lines in length and is very 
artistically bormd and illustrated. It is an 
idyl of boyhood presenting a picture of the 
water sports of boys of fifty years ago. The 
verse is smooth and clear and the reader is 
pleasingly led through the varying scenes of 
boyhood life. The book is issued by the 
Brunswick Publishing Co. 



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BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



WALTER A. FULLER. 1912 Editor-in-Chief 

DOUGLAS H. McMURTRIE, 1913 Managing Editor 
HAROLD P. VANNAH, 1912 Alumni Editor 

Associate Editors 

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L. E. JONES. 1913 F. K. ALLING. 1914 

V. R. LEAVITT. 1913 R. D. LEIGH. 1914 

K. A. ROBINSON, 1914 



H. C. L. ASHEY, igi2 
H. B. \WALKER, 1913 



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In another column will be 
Bowdoin at Northfield found an account of the 

Student Conference held 
annually at Northfield. Bowdoin should be 
represented by a good delegation this year, in- 
stead of one of the smallest as in the past. It 
may be that this lack of interest has been due 
to a misunderstanding of the objects of the 
Conference. It is distinctly not a conference 
purely for those who are intending to enter 
the ministry or some similar work. While the 
primary purpose of the Conference is relig- 
ious and its spirit is deeply earnest, it stands 
for the broad type of Christianity which the 
college man should take with him into his 
daily life, his home, his professional or busi- 
ness world. At the Conference itself the social 
and athletic side of life is not neglected by the 
students, with their fraternity gatherings and 
athletic events. Here at Bowdoin we know 
what the influence of a great personality like 
that of President Fitch may effect. His name 
stands with those of others of equal ability 



and international reputation upon the list 
of speakers. At such a conference, moreover, 
the student is thrown into contact with that 
larger college world of which his is but a part 
and has the chance to discuss timely problems 
with vigorous men from other colleges. A 
representative Bowdoin delegation would in- 
fluence many preparatory school men who are 
there toward choosing Bowdoin for their 
college. 

All these facts should serve to make every 
Bowdoin man who is interested in the further- 
ance of a broad and manly Christianity, give 
the matter of going to Northfield careful con- 
sideration. 



I , , . .. .Shall or shall we not have 
„ h tl ^'^ inter-fraternity baseball 

league here at Bowdoin 
this spring? This is the question which the 
Student Council is at present trying to solve. 
At the request of the council the several fra- 
ternities put the matter to vote last Wednes- 
day evening. The result of the voting is seen 
in a separate article published in this issue. 

Unless a more general interest is shown, 
Bowdoin cannot maintain such a league this 
season. That this is the case is a matter of 
considerable regret, for there is no better 
means of drawing the fraternities together in 
friendly rivalry, and the presence of such a 
league insures a larger number of men becom- 
ing actively interested in a popular sport. 

The main objections to the league seem to 
be a fear that interest therein will detract 
interest from the 'varsity baseball and track 
teams. This should not prove true for the 
poor showing made by candidates for the sec- 
ond baseball team last spring after the inter- 
fraternity league had been given up for this 
same reason proved rather conclusively that 
this objection was not well grounded. 

With regard to the track team, every man 
in college knows that if he is to be a member 
of the track squad he can have nothing to do 
with his fraternity team. Now the Orient 
assumes that the best interests of Bowdoin 
always come before those of the fraternity and 
for this reason it does not seem plausible to 
believe that any man in college who is of ser- 
vice to either the baseball team or the track 
team will allow himself, or be allowed by his 
fraternity men, to take part in fraternity base- 
ball when he should be down on Whittier 
Field working for the college. Why not have 



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. a league similar to that which has been so suc- 
cessful at Brown? There the games are 
played at 6.00 a.m., and all members of 'var- 
sity squads of the sports in season are de- 
barred from participation. 

Seven inning games can easily be played 
and the Orient believes that if this sort of a 
league is once started it will prove most suc- 
cessful. Are we to let our laziness or our 
bad judgment stand between us and a prop- 
osition which will result in a whole lot of good 
for those who are actively interested, for the 
organization represented by the teams, and 
for the colleare as a whole? 



A census on the liquor question in Social 
Science 2 at Brown University last week, re- 
sulted in eighteen total abstainers, ten occa- 
sional drinkers and two moderate drinkers. 
'Rah for Prohibition ! 



Some of the robins on the campus, Sun- 
day, could give us all a good lesson on making 
best out of a bad situation. The day wasn't 
exactly what they expected, but they didn't 
mind. They made for the only dark plot of 
ground on the campus, the nan-ow line above 
the steam pipes and got right down to busi- 
ness. While we were watching for about a 
minute we saw three good-sized worms picked 
out. We call that getting busy. 



X BOWDOIN 'S STRONG MEN 

Dr. Whittier has just prenared a list of the men 
who have passed the highest tests of strength in the 
physical examinations which are given to every man 
who attends Bowdoin in the academic department. 
The examinations are the same as those given at 
Harvard under the direction of Dr. Dudley A. Sar- 
gent. Dr. Sargent is himself a graduate of Bowdoin 
in the Class of 1875 ^"d was for six years physical 
director of the college. It was while serving in this 
capacity that Dr. Sargent worked out much of his 
system of physical education which has since become 
famous the world over. 

The list includes the first two highest records in 
each of the strength tests given and also the records 
of the two men who have passed the highest total 
strength tests since 1888, when Dr. Whittier began 
his service at Bowdoin. The strength tests are given 
in kilograms. The ages and residences given are 
those when the tests were taken. The records are as 
follows : 

Total Strength: 1st, Edward Rawson Godfrey, 
'99; Strength of Lungs, 18; Back, 342; Legs, 717; 
Upper Arms, 476.1 ; Fore Arms, 163 ; Total Strength 
1716.1; Age 19; Weight 180.6 pounds. At the time 
this was taken it was a collegiate record. 



2d, Walter Bradley Clarke, '99; Strength of 
Lungs, 27; Back, 270; Legs, 550; Upper Arms, 558.4; 
tore Arms, 145; total 1520.4; Age, 20; Weight, 155.3 
pounds. 

Strength of Lungs : ist, George Craigin Kern, '12, 
Woodfords, Me., Age 19, — 36; 2d, Joseph Perley 
Dodge, Medical School, '99, Portland Me. Age, 24 — 
23-5- 

Strength of Back: ist, Edward Rawson Godfrey, 
'99, Bangor, Me., Age 19, — 342; 2d, Horace Eugene 
Glidden 1900, Age 22, Sebec, Me., — 325. 

Strength of Legs: ist, Edward Rawson Godfrey, "a? 
'99. — 717; 2d, Edward Augustus Dunlap, '95-, Rich- '^ 
mond, Va., Age 18,-592. 

Strength of Upper Arms : 1st, Walter Bradley 
Clarke, '99, Portland, Me., Age 20, Triceps, 37 ; Bi- 
ceps, 43 ; Total 558.4 ; 2d, Edward Rawson Godfrey, 
'99, — Age 21, Triceps, 36; Biceps, 22; Total 494.4. 

Strength of Fore Arms : ist, Edward Rawson 
Godfrey, '99,— Right, 82; Left, 81; Total, 163; 2d, 
Waher Bradley Clarke, '99, Right, 73; Left, 72; 
Total, 145. 



THE FRIAR DANCE 



On Monday evening was held the first dance given 
by the Junior Society, the Friars. The entertainment 
took place at Riverton Casino, Portland, with dinner 
at 6.30 and dancing at 8.00. About fifteen couples 
enjoyed an order of dances for which music was fur- 
nished by Miss Bernadette Moreau's Orchestra of 
Portland. The patronesses were Mrs. Neal Cox and 
Mrs, Carl B. Smith of Portland. Among the guests 
were the Misses Eleanor Strickland, Marion White, 
and Hazel Savage of Bangor ; Misses Margaret 
Starbird, Evelyn Edwards, Rose Tyler, Alberta Rob- 
inson, Olivia Baglej', and Martha O'Brien of Port- 
land; Miss EHzabeth Fuller of Rockland; Miss Ra- 
chel Smith of Reading, Mass. ; Miss Lida Baker of 
Boston; Miss Marion Swazey of Standish ; and 
Misses Lina Andrews and Margaret Sewall of Bath. 

The active members of the society are Bradford, 
Brooks, Cressey, Gray, Hurley, G. C Kern, McKen- 
ney, Newell, F. A. Smith, Welch, and H. A. White, 
1912. 

The members from 191 1 are Brummett, Cole, 
Dennis, Howe, Pierce, Robinson, E. B. Smith, J. C. 
White, and Wiggin. 



NORTHFIELD STUDENT CONFERENCE 



The twenty-fifth session of the Northfield Co 
ence meets this year June 23 to July 2. From six 
to eight hundred men will be present, representing 
over 100 institutions. It is hoped that there will be 
fifty delegates from Maine, including twelve to 
fifteen from Bowdoin. 

The cost will be about eleven dollars for board 
and tent, and five dollars for conference fee, which 
the Association hopes to be able to pay. Reduced 
railway rates will be granted. Any men who apply 
early may secure waiterships, which makes the total 
cost only about five dollars. 

Among the speakers will be : John R. Mott, 
chairman of the Conference. Secretary World's Stu- 
dent Christian Federation. Secretary, Student Y. M. 
C. A. of America, presided at Edinburgh World's 



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Missionary Conference in 1910, Cornell, 1888, Edin- 
burgh, LL.D., 1910. 

Robert E. Speer, Secretary Presbyterian Board of 
Missions. Popular College Preacher, Author. Prince- 
ton, 1889, Edinburgh, D.D., 1910. 

Henry Sloan Coffin, Pastor, Madison Avenue 
Presbyterian Church, New York. Speaker at North- 
field for many years. Graduate of Gale and Union 
Seminary. 

Harry Emerson Fosdick, Pastor, Baptist Church, 
Montclair. Prominent in civic affairs, and labor re- 
form. Graduate of Colgate and Union. 

E. T. Colton, Secretary, International Commit- 
tee Y. M. C. A., addressed students of South Amer- 
ica last year. Graduate of North Dakota. 




John R. Mott and Robert E. Speer 

Bishop Artliur S. Lloyd, D.D., Secretary and 
President, Epsicopal Board of Missions, Graduate of 
University of Virginia. 

President A. P. Fitch, of Andover Seminary. Col- 
lege Preacher, Bowdoin ; Maine Student Conference, 
Harvard, 1900, Union Seminary, 1904. 

H. Roswell Bates will be one of the mission 
study leaders. 

Bowdoin is one of the few New England colleges 
that has never been adequately represented at North- 
field ; the first delegation went in 1904, the largest 
was 8, and last year's was only two. David R. Por- 
ter, 1906, the first delegate thus answers the question : 
"Why should Bowdoin men go to Northfield?" 

"When I first saw the delegations at Northfield 
numbering from five to a hundred from other eastern 
colleges and universities I said to myself, "What a 
pity that more Bowdoin men do not realize the im- 
portance of this conference." We first delegates 
vowed that we would endeavor to make more men 
see the rare enjoyment and healthy inspiration of 
this great gathering. We also saw that to the two 
hundred preparatory school boys there, we could ad- 
vertise the best side of the college. I hope you will 



have this year enough grace and endurance to per- 
suade even some who are nearing provincialism that 
Northfield has become a great intercollegiate event. 
Every undergraduate should go there at least once. 
Bowdoin should have at least fifteen men there this 
year." 

President Fitch writes : 

"As a student I thought of Northfield as an ultra- 
pious place which promoted an emotional abnormal, 
and provincial religious life. When I finally went I 
discovered that there was a free, joyous, single- 
hearted atmosphere throughout the conference. The 
men from the various schools and colleges were a 
selected group of fine vigorous spirits, frankly and 
earnestly religious, but also normally and attractively 
so. The speaking was for the most part excellent. 




WEST POINT 




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West Point Delegation 

there was plenty of sport and recreation mingled 
with the Bible study and devotional meetings. I 
think every man who was there was glad that he 
had come and was the better and bigger for it. For 
my own part I look forward immensely to going 
up to this year's conference." 

Diary of a Bowdoin Delegate 

Left Portland Friday with seven other fellows on 
the Boston boat. Got to Northfield next noon — • 
quiet old elm shaded streets, old Colonial houses, 
on banks of Connecticut. Conference meeting on 
Northfield Seminary campus. Our tent is on high 
bluff, fine view up the river into three states. Ate 
like bears with 300 other shirt sleeved college fel- 
lows, who gave their yells between every mouthful ! 
Opening meeting in big Auditorium, then Bowdoin 
men met in one of our tents for a "talk around." 
We all like the Conference. Gave Bowdoin cheer 
for other college delegations tenting near us, and 
turned in, tired and happy. 

Sunday. Rather warm. Fine address by Colton 
in morning, over 2000 there. Delegates all wore 
white shirts and flannels. Took a long walk in 
afternoon with Bob on hills behind river. Great 



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view. We talked about some of the things that have 
been spoken of here ; were both impressed with the 
saneness of the religion represented, and the strength 
of its appeal. Conference gives one a great chance 
to rub elbows with fellows from other colleges, with 
other view points. A fellow ought to be a better 
alround college man for coming to Northfield. Sun- 
set meeting on Round Top most impressive. Sat 
near grave of founder of this Conference, D. L. 
iMoodv, and watched sun set behind foothills of 
Green Mountains. Helpful talk on "Unselfish ser- 
vice after College." Evening service in Sage Chape! 
— delegates only, most impressive service I ever 
attended. Wish we could get Mr. Speer as a college 
nreacher at Bowdoin. 

Tuesday. Started off with four sets of tennis 
before breakfast. In afternoon the Maine delegates 
baseball team beat the Williams team, but later Yale 
licked us — no wonder, they had three 'Varsity men 
playing. Their delegation fills one whole buildings 
over 120. West Point men threw one of their men 
in pond for fussing girls at Hotel Northfield, — loud 
cheers by crowd ! 

Thursday. Usual morning program, with Bible 
study before breakfast — wonderful sunrise today — 
and Bible class at 9, led by Dartmouth man, with 
five different colleges represented in it. Had fine 
discussion this morning on the college man's attitude 
toward the Bible. Dropped in to Mission Study 
Class at ten — heard about Confucianism and Hindu- 
ism, Hiwale told about latter. At eleven heard out- 
of-doors conference on ministry — do we need more 
ministers, or merely more big, fully capable ones? 
Speer and Mott spoke at Auditorium. Maine men 
gave an ice cream feed in Glen in afternoon — Brown 
quartette, members of Athletic Committee of Cadets, 
etc., present. Dave Porter spoke at our "Goodnight" 
meeting. 

Friday. Fourth of July Track Meet. Big crowd, 
townspeople, visitors, girls, etc. All kinds of events, 
from potato race to mile-run. Last event was an 
obstacle race through the pond, under nets, over back 
stop, etc. ! Dartmouth won the meet, Yale second. 
Bowdoin won nothing ! hope to take part next year. 
Grand celebration in evening; auditorium packed; 
every delegation has costumes, etc. We marched in 
behind Hiwale, in his native costume, each wearing 
a sheet with one letter of B-o-w-d-o-i-n. Gave song 
and cheer — along with 100 other colleges. Good pa- 
triotic address, not too long, and then we all cele- 
brated around a 60-foot bonfire. Sang college songs 
until 11.30. Great celebration. 

Sunday. Conference is over. Speer gave final 
addresses. Going home to live it all out; "end of 
the conference is the beginning of the campaign." 
Glad I came — hope to have dozen Bowdoin dele- 
gates next year." 

Come to the Northfield meeting next Thursday 
evening and hear from the men who have been there. 
Y. M. C. A. room, 7 o'clock. 



CollcQc Botes 



FACULTY NOTE 



During the Easter Recess, Dr. Whittier visited 
Columbia, Princeton, Pennsylvania, Lawrenceville 
School, Haverford, Rutgers, New York University, 
and Springfield Training School in search of sug- 
gestions for the proposed new gymnasium. 



Mid-semester warnings were issued this week. 

The next baseball game is April 22, with Bates at 
Lewiston. 

Tuttle, '14, is coaching the Freeport High School 
baseball team. 

As usual many sub-freshmen will be invited to 
attend the Rally, April 21. 

The Hubbard grand stand has been prepared for 
the spring athletic season, this week. 

Arthur Llewellyn Pratt, 1914, was initiated into 
Alpha Delta Phi on Wednesday evening. 

D. K. Merrill, '14, has been confined to his home 
at Portland by illness during the past week. 

The annual reception and dance of Beta Theta 
Pi will be held at the chapter house on April 28. 

Herr Leutge, German Exchange Professor at 
Exeter, spoke before the Deutscher Verein, Thurs- 
day. 

W. A. MacCormick, '12, attended the Conference 
of Eastern College Y. M. C. A. Presidents at Am- 
herst, last week. 

The candidates for Assistant Track Manager have 
been busy at Whittier Field, where they have dug 
a jumping pit. 

H. L. Robinson, '11, C. O. Page, '13, and W. 
Brown, '14, were officials at the Morse High School 
Interclass Meet held at Bath, Friday. 

Paul H. Emery, '13, is to leave for Dixfield, Me., 
the first of next week, where he is to teach in the 
high school for the remainder of the year. 

Dr. Loy, Professor of Chemistry at Simmons 
College, read a paper on Welsbach burners before 
the Chemical Club at the Beta House, Saturday 
evening. 

The baseball team has had hard luck in finding 
suitable grounds for practice the past week. The 
candidates for Assistant Manager, however, have -^ 
been working on Whittier Field, which will soon be 
in condition. 

Professor Allen Johnson is writing several arti- 
cles for the new "Cyclopedia of American Govern- 
ment," to be published this year under the editorship 
of Professors McLaughlin of Chicago, and Hart of 
Harvard. — Yale Daily News. 

A meeting of the Augusta Club was held Mon- 
day. The new ofiScers elected were the following : 
President, Locke, '12; Vice-President, Burleigh, '13; 
Secretary and Treasurer, McCargo, '14. It was voted 
to hold a meeting on the first Tuesday of every 
month. 

An article of local interest appears in McCIure's 
Magazine for April. It is written by the son and 
the grandson of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Charles y< 
Edward Stowe and Lyman Beecher Stowe, and 
describes how she obtained the inspiration for 
"Uncle Tom's Cabin" in the Church on the Hill and 
wrote the book at her Federal Street home. 



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Hlumni Department 

'55. — Rev. Edward Hawes, D.D., died in 
Washington, March 14, at the age of seventy- 
seven. He was born in Topsham, Me., grad- 
uated from Bowdoin in 1855, and Bangor 
Seminary in 1858. During his life, he held 
pastorates varying in length from six to fif- 
teen years in Waterville, Me., Philadelphia, 
New Haven, and Burlington, Vermont. He 
was a delegate to the International Council in 
London in 1891 and represented his denomi- 
nation at a meeting of the Congregational 
Union in Canada. For a number of years 
after he left Burlington, Dr. Hawes was field 
secretary of the Board of Ministerial Relief. 
He gave his heart as well as his time to this 
important undertaking and wrote and spoke 
effectively in its behalf. A man of scholarly 
instincts and quiet dignity, devoted to his call- 
ing, he was a good representative of the older 
school of New England clergymen. 

'71. — William Sullivan Pattee, dean of the 
College of Law of the University of Minne- 
sota, died at his home in Minneapolis, April 
4, 191 1. Prof. Pattee was born in Jackson, 
Me., Sept. 19, 1846, and graduated from col- 
lege in 1871. He was admitted to the bar in 
1878 and was placed at the head of the uni- 
versity law school in 1888. Dean Pattee was 
the author of several text-books on law, chief 
among which was the volume published in 
1909, entitled, "The Essential Nature of Law, 
or Ethical Basis of Jurisprudence." 

'89.— Judge Sanford L. Fogg and family 
of Bath will soon move to Monmouth, where 
the judge has purchased a farm. Wednes- 
day evening, April 5, they were tendered a 
farewell party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. 
Cecil Payne, when they were presented a sil- 
ver water pitcher. 

'96. — George T. Ordway^has recently be- 
come Vice-President of the Engineering 
Securities Corporation at 43-49 Exchange 
Street, New York City. 

'02. — Daniel Irving Gross, who has held a 
pastorate at Marshfield, Mass., from 1907- 
191 1, has accepted a call to the pastorate at 
Nashua, N. H. Mr. Gross was educated in 
Thornton Academy, University of Colorado, 
and at Bowdoin, where he was elected to the 
Phi Beta Kappa fraternity. He then attended 
the Harvard Law School two years and Ando- 
ver Seminary three years. He is the author of 
a book of poems, "What, Saxon !" 



CALENDAR 

Saturday, April is 

Bowdoin Interscholastic Debating League — Portland 

High School vs. Lewiston High School. 

Sunday, April 16 

10.4s Morning service in the Church on the Hill, 

conducted by Rev. J. H. Quint. 
5.00 Sunday Chapel, conducted by President Hyde. 

Music by quartette. 
7.30 Special Easter Service at Episcopal Church. 
Tuesday, April 18 
Theta Delta Chi House Party. 

Wednesday, April 19 
Patriots' Day : a holiday. 

Thursday, April 20 
7.00 Y. M. C. A. Northfield meeting. 

Friday, April 21 
8.00 Rally, Memorial Hall. 

RESOLUTIONS 

Hall of the Kappa of Psi Upsilon, 
April II, 1911. 
The Kappa Chapter is called upon to record the 
death of Brother Oliver Crocker Stevens of the 
Class of 1876. A distinguished member of the legal 
profession in the City of Boston, he vvas always 
loyal to his college and served her in various capac- 
ities. By his death the Kappa Chapter loses a loyal 
and honored brother. Therefore be it 

Resolved, That we express our sorrow at his 
death and extend our sincere sympathy to those 
bound closer to him by ties of friendship and family. 
Arthur Harrison Cole, 
Walter Atherton Fuller, 
Albert Percival Cushman, 
For the Chapter. 



Hall of the Kappa of Psi Upsilon. 
April II, 1911, 
In the death of Brother Edward Hawes of the 
Class of i8S5. the Kappa Chapter of Psi Upsilon 
loses one of its oldest and most respected alumni. 
He had spent a life of service in the ministry and 
had gained high honor in his calling. By his death 
the Kappa Chapter loses a loyal and respected elder 
brother. Therefore be it 

Resolved, That we express our sorrow at his 
death and extend our sincere sympathy to those 
bound closer to him by ties of friendship and family. 
Arthur Harrison Cole, 
Walter Atherton Fuller, 
Albert Percival Cushman, 
For the Chapter. 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE 

MEDICAL DEPARTMENT. 

The Ninety-first Annual Course of Le(51:ures will begin 
Thursday, Oaober 13, igio, and continue to June 21, 191 1. 

Four courses of lecftures are required of all who matricu- 
late as first-course students. 

The courses are graded and cover Ledtures, Recitations, 
Laboratory Work and Clinical Instru(5tion. 

The third and fourth year classes will receive their entire 
instruaion at Portland, where excellent clinical facilities will 
be afforded at the Maine General Hospital. 

For catalogue, apply to 

ALFRED MITCHELL, M.D., Dean. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XLI 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, APRIL 21, 1911 



NO. 3 



ALL OUT FOR THE RALLY! 

The biggest Rally within the memory of 
the present college generation is to be held at 
7.30 to-night in Memorial Hall. It has been 
distinctively labelled the "New Gym Rally" 
and will make good its title as the following 
list of speakers will convince you : 

President William DeW. Hyde. 

Mr. Charles T. Hawes, '76, of Bangor. 

Professor George T. Files, '89. 

Principal William E. Sargent, '78, of 
Hebron. 

Dr. Frank N. Whittier, '85. 

Mr. John Clair Minot, '96, of Augusta. 

Other attractions will be the Band with 
new pieces, something unique in souvenirs, 
and something satisfying in refreshments. 
Everybody out ! 



^ MINSTREL SHOW 

The annual Baseball Minstrel Show will be 
held to-morrow evening at the Town Hall. 
All those who have not yet secured seats may 
purchase them now at Chandler's. The gen- 
eral admission is $.50 and $.35 for reserved 
seats. The Baseball Association needs the 
money and the entertainment will be good. It 
is especially urged that those who are enter- 
taining sub-Freshmen invite them to stay over 
for the show. Remember that the production 
is not all "coon songs" and dancing. There 
will be ballads sung by the well-known Glee 
Club favorites, Tibbetts, Parkman and Davis. 
The Quartet will also be heard, and Loring 
Pratt will be seen in an artistic female imper- 
sonation. You can't afford to miss it. 



BOWDOIN VS. BATES 

The first Maine college game will be held 
to-morrow afternoon, April 22, when Bowdoin 
meets Bates at Lewiston. This contest will not, 
however, count in the Maine college series, 
but is merely an exhibition game. This should 
not detract from the interest in it, as it will 
afiford a chance to get a line on both teams, 
especially the new pitchers whom both aggre- 
gations will use. The game will be on Gar- 
celon Field, at 2.30 p.m. 



Those to make the trip will be Capt. Law- 
lis, Wilson, Clifford, O'Neil, Weatherill, 
Smith, Purington, Russell, Tilton, Brooks, 
Daniels, Grant, Woodcock, Dodge, Leigh, 
manager, and Brady, coach. Grant, Dodge or 
Woodcock will be used in the box. 



BOWDOIN, 7; MAINE CENTRALS, 6 

On Patriots' Day in a well played game on 
the Forest Avenue Grounds, the 'varsity de- 
feated the Maine Centrals of Portland by a 
score of 7 to 6. Dodge started the game and 
showed up well for a new man. He was re- 
placed by Means in the 5th who held his oppo- 
nents to two hits. Several new men were tried 
by Acting Coach Brady. Tilton showed that 
he was handy with the stick as did Russell. 
Daniels was used for an inning but had no 
opportunity to exhibit his fielding ability. 
Taken all in all, the team made a very credit- 
able showing. Their base running has always 
been weak but shows some improvement. 
About the same team will be used in the line- 
up against Bates on Saturday next. 

The score : 

Bowdoin 

ab r _h pc a e 

Weatherill, ss S o I o 2 o 

Smith, l.f 5 I 3 I o I 

Wilson, c 5 o o 9 o o 

Clifford, lb s o o 12 o 

Lawlis, 3b 4 2 2 I I o 

Purington, c.f 4 2 2 I o I 

O'Neil, 2b '... 4 o 02 6 o 

Daniels, 2b o o o o 

Russell, r.f 3 o i o 

Tilton, r.f 2 i I o 

Dodge, p o o o o o 

Means, p 2 i o i I o 

39 7 10 27 10 2 

Maine Centrals 

AB R H PC a E 

Bradbury, ss 5 o 2 i 2 2 

Ridlon, lb 4 I i ~ 6 o 

Thomas, 3b 4 i I 4 I 

Pumphrey, ib S i i 14 I o 

Lappin, c 3 I i 6 i 

Scringer, l.f 4 I I i o 

Walsh, c.f 3 o o 3 o o 

Lane, r.f., p 4 i I o o 

Woodbury, p 3 o o 2 o 

Iliggins, r.f I o o i 

36 6 8 27 16 4 



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Summary : Bases on balls off Dodge, 3 ; off 
Woodbury, 6. Hits off Dodge in 4 1-2 innings, 6; 
off Means in 4 1-2 ininngs, 2 ; off Woodbury in 7 
innings, 7 ; off Lane in 2 innings, 3. Struck out — By 
Dodge, i; by Means, 6; by Woodbury, 4; by Lane, 
2. Home run — Springer. Two-base hits — Pumphrey, 
Lane, Weatherill. Time^2 hrs. 10 min. Umpire — 
James Hassett. 



NEW HAMPSH1RE=VERM0NT TRIP 

The baseball team will leave Sunday morn- 
ing on the Dartmouth trip. Two games will 
be played with that institution, on April 25th 
and 26th and two games with the University 
of Vermont at Burlington, on April 28th and 
29th. The team will return on the 30th. The 
list of those taking the trip has not been given 
out yet, but probably will include the same in- 
field which made the spring trip, and an out- 
field chosen from Smith, Purington, Russell 
and Tilton. The pitching stafiE is still a very 
doubtful quantity, and will be chosen from 
those who make a good showing in this week's 



TRIALS FOR ORATORICAL LEAGUE CONTEST 

The trials to determine the Bowdoin repre- 
sentation in the New England Oratorical 
League contest, which is to be held here May 
4, took place in Hubbard Hall on Monday 
afternoon at 2.45. The speakers and their 
subjects were as follows : 

Arthur H. Cole, '11, "Poe's Incomplete- 
ness." 

Earl Baldwin Smith, '11, "The New Aris- 
tocracy." 

Ernest Gibson Fifield, '11, "Citizens or 
Criminals." 

Burleigh C. Rodick, '12, "International 
Peace." 

Chas. B. Haskell, Jr., '13, "American Wor- 
ship of Mammon." 

E. B. Smith was chosen representative and 
A. H. Cole alternate. The judges were Profes- 
sors Mitchell, Sills, Davis, and McConaughy. 



MEETING OF THE STUDENT COUNCIL 

The Student Council voted Monday after- 
noon to organize interfraternity baseball under 
the control of a board of managers of the 
teams. An additional requirement is that the 
captain, coach, and manager of the baseball 
and track teams shall decide what men are to 



be excluded from the games on account of 
training for the college teams. 

It was also voted that the Freshmen shall 
wear their white caps initil Ivy Day. 



NEW REGULATION FOR GRADUATION HONORS 

It has been deemed advisable, in order that 
the terms may mean more, to alter the rules 
for honors at graduation. Accordingly the 
following rules will go into effect, but proba- 
bly not this year : "Summa cum laude," seven- 
eighths A's; "magna cum laude," three-fourths 
A's, and another eighth B's ; "cum laude" 
seven-eighths A's or B's. No student shall 
receive any of the above unless he has com- 
pleted three years' work in the college. 



MEETING OF M. I. A. A. 

The Executive Committee of the Maine 
Intercollegiate Athletic Association held a 
special meeting last Saturday afternoon at the 
Penobscot Exchange, Bangor. The business 
of the meeting consisted in acting on the 
amendments to the Constitution and By-Laws 
of the Association. It was voted to revise the 
constitution as a whole making the articles 
more definite in form and meaning. The 
Rules governing the meet were made to con- 
form almost wholly with those of the New 
England Intercollegiate Association. 

A list of officials for the Maine Meet to be 
held "at Waterville, May 13, was presented by 
Secretary W. A. MacCormick of Bowdoin, 
and approved by the Committee. A. W. Buck, 
'12, Manager of the Bates Track Team, and 
W. A. MacCormick, '12, of Bowdoin, were ap- 
pointed as a committee to compile and publish 
the new constitution. It will probably be 
ready for publication by May i. 

Plans were made for carrying on the meet 
at Colby and the committee decided that all 
entries should be sent in to the Secretary as 
early as the first of May. 

TThe Executive Committee of the Associa- 
tion who will have charge of the Maine Meet 
this year, is composed of, W. McDonald, '12, 
University of Maine, President ; A. W. Buck, 
'12, Bates, Vice-President; W. G. Chapman, 
Jr., '12, Colby, Treasurer; W. A. MacCor- 
mick, '12, Bowdoin, Secretary. 



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THETA DELTA CHI HOUSE PARTY 

The Eta Charge of Theta Delta Chi held 
its annual reception and dance Tuesday after- 
noon and evening at the Chapter House. The 
reception was held from three until five 
o'clock and was attended by many of the 
townspeople, faculty, and students. Cut flow- 
ers, pinks, daffodils, and smilax formed the 
decorations for the occasion. On the recep- 
tion committee were Mrs. Herbert E. Cole of 
Bath, Mrs. Wilmot B. Mitchell, Mrs. Frank 
E. VVoodruff, and Mrs. William H. Davis of 
Brunswick. During the afternoon, refresh- 
ments of ice-cream, cake and punch were 
served by Caterer Given. At nine began an 
order of 22 dances for which music was fur- 
nished by Kendrie's Orchestra of Brunswick. 
The ladies of the reception committee, Mrs. 
Cole, Mrs. Mitchell, Mrs. Woodruff, and Mrs. 
Davis, acted as patronesses. 

Among the :guests were the Misses Helen 
Sherman and Dorothy Grant of Bar Harbor; 
Misses Margaret Sewall, Louise Harriman, 
Margaret Torrey, and Gertrude Dillon of 
Bath ; Miss Edna Dennison of Freeport ; 
Misses Evelyn Edwards, Helen Schonland, 
Elizabeth Ware, Helen Richardson, Edith 
Monroe, and Elizabeth Payson of Portland; 
Miss Inez Mace of Aurora; Miss Marjorie 
Burns of Maiden, Mass. ; Miss Louise Water- 
man of Roxbury, Mass. ; Miss Ruth Edwards 
of Cambridge, Mass. ; Miss Helen Yorke of 
Augusta ; and Miss Helen Percival of Auburn. 

The delegates from the other fraternities 
were Hugh Warren Hastings, 191 1, Alpha 
Delta Phi; Arthur Harrison Cole, 191 1, Psi 
Upsilon; Philip Herman Hanson, 191 1, Delta 
Kappa Epsilon; Stetson Harlowe Plussey, 
191 1, Zeta Psi; Seward Joseph Marsh, 1912, 
Delta Upsilon; Walter Nelson Emerson, 191 1, 
Beta Theta Pi. 

The committee in charge of the reception 
and dance: John Henry Joy, '12, of Roxbury, 
Mass.; Philip P. Cole, '12, of Bath; John Ed- 
ward Dunphy, '13, of Portland; Albert Elisha 
Parkhurst, '13, of Presque Isle; and I-Iorace 
Allen Barton, '14, of Grenwich, Conn. 



EASTERN COLLEGE METHODS OF SUPPORTING 
ATHLETICS 

A letter containing questions with regard to 
the management of athletics was sent to au- 
thorities in several of the most important east- 
ern colleges by Secretary McFarland of the 



Student Council just before the Christmas re- 
cess. Certain of these questions pertained to 
the mode of financial support of athletics and 
the answers to these questions should be of in- 
terest to every thoughtful Bowdoin man. In 
the editorial column further comment is made 
upon the present situation in this matter with 
reference to the facts here stated. Letters 
were sent to the following colleges : Amherst, 
Brown, Dartmouth, M. I. T., New York Uni- 
versity, Tufts, Union, Wesleyan, and Williams. 

With regard to subscriptions — subscrip- 
tions as understood here at Bowdoin being vol- 
untary payments made to the managers of the 
various teams for which no definite return such 
as a season ticket is given — not one of these 
colleges reports their use in the support of 
athletics. 

The other important question was in re- 
gard to the so-called "blanket tax," as to its 
amount, returns given for it, its method of col- 
lection, whether by the college through the 
term bill or by the student body through its 
athletic association and finally its apportion- 
ment among the branches of athletics. The 
"blanket tax" implies the collection of money 
from the student body in one assessment for 
which direct return may or may not be given. 
As the systems in each college differed to suit 
individual circumstances they are given in 
some detail so that their usefulness in meeting 
Bowdoin conditions may be better adjudged. 

At Amherst for the last two years a gen- 
eral athletic ticket, costing $10, has been used, 
admitting to all games under the control of the 
Athletic Board. The tickets are sold by com- 
petitors for the various Athletic Association 
offices and the money turned in to the Treas- 
urer of the Athletic Board. The apportion- 
ments to the various teams are made by this 
Board. This method has been very successful 
for two years. 

Brown has recently adopted a "blanket tax" 
providing for a $9 payment per year giving 
membership in the Athletic Association, Ten- 
nis Association, and season tickets for all home 
games ; this is to be collected by officials of the 
student body. 

Dartmouth issues season tickets selling for 
$10.00 which admit to all home games, and 
sold by officials of the Athletic Association. 

Tech issues a season ticket selling for $3.00 
admitting to all home games, and sold by offi- 
cials of the Athletic Association. 

New York University reports a tax of $5 

Continued on page 21 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT 




THE BOWDOIN ORIENT 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



WALTER A. FULLER, 1912 Editor-in-Ch.ef 

DOUGLAS H. McMURTRIE, 1913 Managing Editor 
HAROLD P. VANNAH, 1912 Alumni Editor 

Ass. jciATE Editors 

W. A. MacCORMICK, 1912 F. D. 'WISH. Jr., 1913 

L. E. JONES. 1913 F. K. ALLING. 1914 

V. R. LEAVITT. 1913 R. D. LEIGH. 1914 

K. A. ROBINSON. 1914 



H. C, L. ASHEY, 1912 
H. B. WALKER, 1913 



Business Manager 
Asst. Business Manager 



Contributions are requested from all undergradu- 
a*es alunnni, and officers of instruction. No anony- 
oious manuscript can be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions should 
be addressed to the Business Manager. 

Subscriptions, $2.00 per year, in advance. Single 
copies, I cents 

Entered at Post-Office at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter 
Journal Printshop, Lewiston 



Vol. XL!. 



APRIL 21, 1911 



The vague discussion about 
The New Gym Rally the new gym which has 

been current for some 
years, has at last crystallized into definite 
action. The appeal for funds has been made 
to the alumni and Dr. Whittier has spent 
much time and eifort in getting the best ideas 
along lines of construction from the most prom- 
inent eastern colleges. So it is entirely fitting 
that this, the eighth annual Bowdoin Rally, 
should be called the "New Gym Rally." We 
have heard occasional references to the new 
gym in past Rallies, but this year those two 
words are to be its keynote. The Student 
Council has spared no effort to make this Rally 
excel all those in the past. To-night will be 
gathered in Memorial Hall a body of men to 
pay honor to old Bowdoin ; part of them will 
he friends ; part those who look forward with 
eagerness to the day when they shall be Bow- 
doin men ; part those who see Bowdoin about 
them a living present ; and part those who look 
on her with the eyes of happy memories. The 



spirit of love for Bowdoin which they display 
is, after all, the real heart of the value and 
success of this New Gym Rally. 



In another column may be 
An Obsolete System found a resume of the 
systems at present in oper- 
ation in several of the more prominent eastern 
colleges, for the financing of athletics. The 
inquiry was made in behalf of the Student 
Council because it was felt that there was an 
undergraduate sentiment in favor of some 
reformation of the present system. The 
Orient now wishes to throw the matter open 
for thorough and careful discussion among 
undergraduates and alumni. Inquiry this 
spring has revealed a more decided sentiment 
of dissatisfaction with the present method of 
subscriptions. 

Familiarity with this present method must, 
in our opinion, breed contempt. A dozen 
managers and their henchmen spend much 
valuable time in ingloriously trotting up and 
down stairs in pursuit of money to support the 
teams of Bowdoin College. The thoughtful 
student locks his door, dodges across the hall 
or into the cellar; his thoughtless brother is 
trapped, explains at great length why he 
doesn't sign, or else signs with the air of a 
martyr to custom. The manager goes his 
way to meet the same experiences again and 
again. 

Such a haphazard way of carrying on a 
financial matter, the annual figures of which 
mount into the thousands, is manifestly un- 
businesslike. Anywhere outside of college 
walls it might well be counted absurd. In the 
first place it is not economical. It is a decided 
waste of tirjie to the men engaged in collecting. 
The time so spent might be much more profit- 
ably used in college activities or studies. 
Moreover, what little business experience there 
may be for a manager in unbusinesslike pur- 
suit of individual men would be at least bal- 
anced by the adoption of methods of collection 
and disbursement as in many colleges to-day, 
which are businesslike. 

The chief charge which can be brought 
against this present system is its unfairness. 
An examination of the manager's books reveals 
the fact that in a great many cases the poorer 
student gives as much support to the teams as 
another much better able to spare the money. 
Further examination shows that nearly the 
same list of men have unpaid subscriptions 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



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from last year on the manager's books ; and 
that the majority of these men are amply able 
to pay, if we may judge by their expenditures 
in other lines. We have even heard such men 
openly boast of the fact that their names were 
so left. It is unfair to the student who signs 
and pays each year to punish such carelessness. 
The support of college athletics should be, 
above all else, manifestly fair. 

Other arguments might be cited against the 
system, such as the carelessness of many men 
in signing in for a certain date with the words 
"I promise to pay" and then deliberately break- 
ing such promise. Poor as it is, this method 
has supported with greater or less success the 
athletics of Bowdoin College in the past. But 
we feel that there is a real and a serious un- 
dergraduate sentiment in favor of a change. 

As to just what this change shall be neither 
the Orient nor the Student Council has any 
definite plan. Whatever plan may be later 
brought up should be carefully examined and 
criticized by the student body. No change 
could be effectively made which did not have 
the hearty support of the college. That the 
student body may be familiar with the meth- 
ods of other institutions in the east the Orient 
publishes the resume of these methods. No 
special one could be advocated for Bowdoin, 
at least not until further study of conditions 
here. But it is significant that all of these col- 
leges have dropped the subscription system. 
All of them provide for a compactness of man- 
agement which is impossible with subscrip- 
tions for individual branches. It is worthy of 
note also that in addition to these colleges, 
many colleges smaller than Bowdoin, and even 
preparatory schools, have methods which are 
more compact and unified. 

In closing the Orient asks for a careful 
and thoughtful consideration of the matter 
by every undergraduate, for it is for him 
primarily that the matter is of importance. 
We would welcome any communication from 
undergraduates, alumni, or members of the 
faculty, whether in criticism of our attitude 
towards the present plan, or in advocacy 
of some improvement. We feel that all of us 
should strive to have the most economical and 
the fairest possible management of Bowdoin. 



While we believe that the 
By Way of Postscript subscription method has 

the faults we have outlined 
above we also wish to remind the college that 
it is at present in operation. The managers 



report greater difficulty than ever before in 
getting support for their teams. ' However 
much dissatisfaction there may be with sub- 
scriptions, the Bowdoin College teams need 
support 1WW. Let every man meet his share 
squarely. 



EASTERN COLLEGE METHODS OF SUPPORTING 
ATHLETICS 

Continued from page 19 

per year, placed on the term bill and collected 
through the college office. The University 
Treasurer turns it over to the Athletic Asso- 
ciation which apportions it among the different 
branches. 

At Tufts $5 per year is placed on the term 
bill, this being purely a tax and not including 
admission to any games. The funds are in the 
custody of the Athletic Association for distri- 
bution. 

At Union a campus tax of $i i is levied by 
the college office. This tax includes admis- 
sion to all home games. The Athletic Board 
distributes the money among the different 
branches. 

The system in vogue at Wesleyan is of 
especial interest to Bowdoin because the con- 
ditions are much the same in the two colleges. 
Every undergraduate (unless excepted as pro- 
vided below) must pay an annual campus tax 
of fifteen dollars. This tax covers all athletic 
sports and entitles the man to admission to all 
games on the field and gymnasium floor except 
the Interscholastic games. It also provides 
tennis nets and keeps the courts in order, and 
provides for the expenses of the undergradu- 
ate body such as debating, representation by 
undergraduates at Alumni banquets, etc. The 
tax is collected as follows : On or before the 
first Saturday in the fall term $8; winter term 
$4 ; spring term $3. Any undergraduate who 
cannot pay the tax may appear before a com- 
mittee consisting of the Financial Secretary of 
the Athletic Council, the undergraduate Sec- 
retary-Treasurer, and another member of the 
faculty elected by the undergraduate body. 
This ijoard of Relief investigates the case and 
remits the whole or a part of the tax. The tax 
is collected by the competitors for assistant 
managerships and is credited on their competi- 
tion. Any undergraduate who does not pay 
the tax ,or such part of it as the Board of 
Relief requires, is posted on the second Satur- 
day of the term on the undergraduate bulletin 
board, and is excluded from all participation 



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in undergraduate affairs, athletic and other- 
wise. Tlie college authorities have nothing 
to do with the tax and are absolutely neutral 
with regard to it, regarding it as much an un- 
dergraduate affair as the administration of 
any undergraduate funds would be. The 
Athletic Council makes the apportionment of 
the funds on the basis of budgets handed in 
by the managers. The accounts of the man- 
agers are audited weekly during the season. 

At Williams the men are expected to pay 
an assessment based on the budgets of 
the managers and divided among the stu- 
dents on the basis of a percentage of the 
room- rents, such rents being of wider range 
than at Bowdoin and being a fairly good esti- 
mate of a man's ability to pay. Every student 
is admitted to all home games and it is entirely 
a matter of honor with him whether he pays 
or not. There are very few cases of non-pay- 
ment. Men working their way through col- 
lege are not assessed and scholarship men 
have their assessment reduced by 1-4 of the 
average assessment. All men who have made 
their 'varsity letter in major sports are allowed 
a reduction of 1-4 the assesment for each one. 

In summary it may be said that all these 
colleges have dropped the system of subscrip- 
tions as in vogue at present at Bowdoin. 
Three, Amherst, Dartmouth, and Technology, 
have season tickets, the purchase of which is 
entirely voluntary as far as the statistics sent 
show. One, Williams, has a sort of honor 
system, making payment a matter of personal 
honor. Three, New York University, Tufts, 
and Union, have an athletic tax placed on the 
term bill and collected by the college treasurer. 
Two, Brown and Wesleyan, have a tax laid 
and collected by the student body and aimed 
to include practically every student in college, 
with compulsory measures in the case of Wes- 
leyan. 



ALPHA DELTA PHI BANQUET 

The Bowdoin Chapter of the Alpha Delta 
Phi fraternity held its third annual banquet at 
Riverton Wednesday evening, April 12th. The 
tables were most artistically arranged so as to 
show prominently the green and white colors 
of the fraternity. Music was furnished by an 
orchestra from Portland. After one of Mr. 
Smith's best dinners, which was thoroughly 
appreciated, Parkman '11, as toastmaster, 
called upon Clifford, '11; Pierce, '11; Morss, 
'12; and Smith, '13, for speeches. 



TRACK NOTES 

In response to the daily calls of Coach "Burt" 
Morrill, over ninety men have reported during the 
past week for track practice. There is still room on 
Whittier Field for ninety mpre men to practice and 
it is very essential that every man who can do any- 
thing should come out. The Maine Meet is only a 
little over three weeks away and before the end of 
that time a team must be picked to represent Bow- 
doin in the State. 

If suitable conditions are found a training table 
for track men will be started next week. 



NEW PLAN FOR PUBLISHING COLLEGE CALENDAR 

The Student Council has approved a plan for 
publishing the college calendar which is designed to 
place the work on a firmer business basis and at the 
same time insure a high grade calendar. The plan 
is to choose this year a member of the Class of 1912 
and a member of 1913 who shall have the right to 
publish the calendar in 1911-1912. Next year a mem- 
ber of 1914 will be chosen to assist in the year fol- 
lowing. 

This will give each man two years' experience 
on the calendar and tend to make its publication a 
more profitable venture. Applications from 1912 
and 1913 should be handed at once to McFarland, 
'11, Secretary of the Council. 



A CORRECTION 

In the article headed "Bowdoin's Strong Men" 
in the issue of April 14, it was stated that Edward 
Augustus Dunlap was a member of the Class of 
189s and a resident of Richmond, Va. Mr. Dunlap 
was a member of the Class of 1903, and at the time 
the strength test was taken, was a resident of 
Brunswick. 



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DEBATING COUNCIL MEETS 

The Bowdoin Debating Council held a meeting 
last Monday evening, April 17, at which officers for 
the ensuing year were elected as follows : 

President— Burleigh C. Rodick, '12. 

Vice-President — Charles Francis Adams, '12. 

Secretary-Treasurer — Seward J. Marsh, '12. 

Manager of Teams — Carl B. Timberlake, '12. 

The matter of more than one intercollegiate de- 
bate ne.xt year was discussed and was favorably re- 
ceived. From present indications, at least two out- 
side debates will be undertaken hereafter. Cor- 
respondence was authorized with Williams College, 
Wesleyan University, and the University of Virginia. 

The council decided to hold a banquet and for 
that purpose Retiring President WiUiam Folsom 
Merrill, '11, appointed the following committee: 
Burleigh C. Rodick, '12; Earle L. Russell, '12; and 
A. Donald Weston, '12. 

The report of the Treasurer shows a deficit of 
$70.00 which must be met by this year's organization 
before further work may be carried on. Most of ' 
this debit comes from the expenses of the Bowdoin 
Interscholastic Debating League. A committee con- 
sisting of Earl F. Maloney, '12; Charles F. Adams, 
'12, and Ernest G. Fifield, '11, was appointed to con- 



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suit the faculty as to the advisability of continuing 
the existence of this league. 

The year's work of the Council will close with 
the Interclass Debate April 28. The outlook for next 
year's team is very brigjit. Of this year's team and 
the Bradbury debaters, but one member will be lost 
by graduation, Ernest G. Fifield. The two lower 
classes, according to Prof. Davis, have some excel- 
lent speakers who will develop into intercollegiate 
timber next season. 



CollcGe IFlotes 

Don't Miss the Big New Cym 
Rally To-night at 7.30 in Memo- 
rial Hall. Minstrel Show To-mor- 
row Night. 

y The baseball team began practice this week on 
■ Whittier Field. 

About thirty-five new pictures have arrived for 
the Classical Room. 

The Cabots defeated a team from Lewiston, on 
the Delta, Patriot's Day. 

Patriot's E)ay, the first year "Medics" defeated 
the second year team, 12-8. 

Raymond Kingsley Hagar, 1913, was initiated into 
Kappa Sigma, Monday evening. 

A handicap track meet will probably be held on 
April 29, two weeks before the Maine Meet. 

In the Library is a set of pictures taken from 
scenes at Northfield, which will be of interest to any 
thinking of attending the conference there this year. 

Twenty-five members of the Massachusetts Club 
attended the monthly meeting at the D. K. E. House 
Saturday evening, and enjoyed a talk by Mr. Mc- 
Conaughy on Kipling's Hfe and works'. Plans were 
discussed for getting more Massachusetts men to 
Bowdoin. 

At a meeting of the Penobscot County Club held 
last week at the Delta Kappa Epsilon House, the fol- 
lowing officers were elected for the ensuing year : 
President, Charles B. Hawes '11; Secretary, Eu- 
gene F. Bradford, '12; Treasurer, Maurice H. Gray, 
'12. Plans were made for a banquet to be held 
sometime in the future. 

The Senior Class will hold an informal smoker in 
the second floor of Massachusetts Hall next Thurs- 
day evening at 7.30. Informal talks will be given 
y- by Hon. Herbert M. Heath, '72, of Augusta, and 
Mayor Emery O. Beane, '04, of Hallowell, on the 
ways in which college graduates can be of service 
to the community through politics, etc. 

The following Freshmen are trying for assistant 
managerships of the various athletic teams : 

Baseball: Francis X. Callahan, Arthur S. Mer- 
rill, Dana K. Merrill, Edgar R. Payson, Kenneth A. 
Robinson, and Richard E. Simpson. 

Track: Alan R. Cole, Warren D. Eddy, Robert 
G. Severance. 

Tennis : Brainerd L. Adams, Pearl S. Bordeaux, 
Paul E. Donahue. 



CALENDAR 

Friday, April 21 
7.30 Rally, Memorial Hall. 

Saturday, April 22 
2.30 Bowdoin vs. Bates at Lewiston. 
8.00 Baseball Minstrel Show, Town Hall. 

Sunday, April 23 
10.4s Morning service in the Church on the Hill, 

conducted by Rev. J. H. Quint. 
5.00 Sunday chapel, conducted by President Hyde. 
Tuesday, April 25 
Bowdoin vs. Dartmouth at Hanover. 

Wednesday, April 26 
Bowdoin vs. Dartmouth at Hanover. 
Thursday, April 27 
7.30 Senior Smoker in Massachusetts Hall. 
7.30 Cabinet Meeting at D. U. House. 
Friday, April 28 
Bowdoin vs. Vermont at Burlington. 
8.00 Freshman-Sophomore Debate : Resolved, That 
United States Senators should be elected by 
direct vote of the people. 
Beta Theta Pi House Party. 



RESOLUTIONS 

Hall of Lambda of Zeta Psl 
On March I, 191 1, death removed from our 
number a beloved and respected brother, Frederick 
Thomas Files, Class of 1883, a man of sterling in- 
tegrity and with an honorable career. Therefore be it 
Resolved, That we express our own sorrow at the 
death of this honored brother and extend to his 
bereaved relatives and friends our sincerest sympa- 
thy.- 

Raymond W. Hathaway, 
John L. Hurley, 
George F. Wilson, 

For the Chapter. 
Brunswick, Maine, April 20, 191 1. 



The Bowdoin Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi has 
suffered heavily of late in the death of three of its 
most honored brothers, — 

Rev. James Holwell Kidder, '53, on March 17th. 

Winfield Scott Hutchinson, '67, on March 20th. 

William Sullivan Pattee, '71, on April 4th. 

Brother Kidder has been for the past forty-three 
years Rector of St. Paul's Church at Owego, New 
York, where he died. 

Brother Hutchinson, besides being prominent as 
a lawyer, has been a director of the American Bell 
Telephone Company, and of the Central Union Tel- 
egraph Company. 

Brother Pattee went west within a year after 
graduating from Bowdoin, and held an instructor- 
ship in Greek at Lake Forest University from 1872 
to 1874. Then he taught in Northfield High School, 
meanwhile studying law. He was admitted to the 
bar at Fairbault, Minnesota, in 1878, began practice 
at Northfield, and was sent to the state legislature 
from Rice County in 1884. In the spring of 1888, 
Continued on page 24, second column 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT 



Hlumni Department 

'8i. — Edgar O. Achorn, LL.D., is deliver- 
ing a course of lectures on "The Growth and 
Development of Law" at Lincoln Memorial 
University. Mr. Achorn is a member of the 
firm of Achorn and Bates, attorneys and coun- 
sellors-at-law, at i8 Tremont Street, Boston, 
Mass. 

'88. — Joseph Williamson has been ap-" 
pointed County Attorney of Kennebec County. 

'oo. — Charles G. Willard, who graduated 
from the Harvard Law School last June, suc- 
cessfully passed his examinations for admis- 
sion to the Massachusetts Bar in January. Mr. 
Willard is at present sub-master at Punchard 
High School, Andover, Mass. 

'02. — Harrison K. McCann, who has been 
for four years the Advertising Manager of the 
New York Telephone Company, has accepted 
the position of Advertising Manager of. the 
Standard Oil Company, and entered upon his 
new duties. Mr. McCann has served the 
New York Telephone Company most ably and 
conscientiously. By the use of well-prepared 
advertisements he has created a good feeling 
between the telephone users of the metropoli- 
tan district and the monopoly that controlled 
the service. There is thus reason to believe 
that he will equally well serve the Standard 
Oil Company. 

'03. — Governor Plaisted has announced the 
nomination of Harrie L. Webber as judge of 
the Auburn municipal court. Mr. Webber 
was born in Lisbon, June 20, 1880. His 
parents moving to Auburn when he was two 
years old, he received his education in the pub- 
lic schools in that city, graduating from Ed- 
ward Little High School in 1899. He was 
graduated from Bowdoin with honors in 1903. 
He was very popular in college, winning first 
prizes for Freshman and Sophomore declama- 
tions, and being very successful as reader for 
the musical clubs. 

Mr. Webber shortly began reading law in 
the office of his brother, George C. Webber, 
Esq. In February, 1908, he was admitted to 
the bar, since when he has been a member of 
the law firm, G. C. and H. L. Webber. Mr. 
Webber is a Mason, an Elk and a member of 
the Delta Upsilon fraternity. 

'04. — Rev. John F. Schneider, pastor at 
Danville, V't., has been given an increase of 
salary of $100, besides a gift of $100 for an 
extended vacation. 

'03. — S. O. Martin, who has been at work 
for the Government at Washington in the 



Bureau of Corporations, is at present in South 
America making personal investigations of 
business methods in several South American 
countries. On his return he is to become a 
professor in the Business Administration 
Course at Harvard University. 

'03. — The marriage of Robert C. Bisbee to 
Elizabeth Edwards Andrews at Lawrence, 
Mass., on March 18, is announced. 

'05. — There was exhibited at the 86th An- 
nual Exhibition of the National Academy of 
Design, held this winter by the winter acad- 
emy, a landscape by Charles Bayley Cook, 
which has received much praise and favorable 
comment, it being one of the three best land- 
scapes displayed. 

'06. — Cards have been received announcing 
the wedding at Hong Kong, China, on Feb. 7, 
of Ralph Grant Webber, now located in the 
Philippines, and Delia Delight Rice, formerly 
of Columbus, Ohio. 

'08. — Karl B. Kilborn completes his studies 
this June at the Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology. 



RESOLUTIONS 

ContlDued from page 23 

the legislature granted an appropriation for a law 
school in connection with the state university. Pat- 
tee was chosen to take charge of the new school, 
which opened in 1888. He has remained Dean ever 
since, and has been dearly beloved by all his stu- 
dents and his colleagues. 

The chapter takes this opportunity of recording 
its deep grief and its reverence for the memory of 
these brothers, who have so long brought honor to 
the fraternity in their lives. 

C. E. Kellogg, 'ii 
E. S. PuRiNGTON, '12, 
J. E. Philoon, '13 

For the Chapter. 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE 

MEDICAL DEPARTMENT. 

The Ninety-first Annual Course of Lecffures will begin 
Thursday, 0(5lober 13, 1910, and continue to June 21, 191 1. 

P'our courses of lectures are required of all who matricu- 
late as first-course students. 

The courses are graded and cover Ledlures, Recitations, 
Laboratory Work and Clinical Instrudlion. 

The third and fourth year classes will receive their entire 
instruction at Portland, where excellent clinical facilities will 
be afforded at the Maine General Hospital. 

For catalogue, apply to 

ALFRED MITCHELL, M.D., Dean. 

Brunswick, Maine, 1910. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XLI 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, APRIL 28, 191 1 



NO. 4 



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BOWDOIN AND WHO'S WHO 

Investigations carried on by the Library 
Department show that the names of ninety- 
nine Bowdoin graduates appear in "Who's 
Who in America." Among the professions 
represented are 27 lawyers, 38 educators, 8 
pastors, 4 physicians, 4 manufacturers, and a 
variety of other professions including military 
service, government service, U. S. Life Sav- 
ing Service, journalism, literature, mechanical 
engineering, consular service and finance. Of 
the educators by far the greater percentage are 
instructors in colleges or universities. The 
list includes two U. S. senators, three who 
have been or are state governors, five college 
presidents, and one Arctic explorer. 



BATES, 10; BOWDOIN, 9 

Bowdoin and Bates met on Garcelon Field, Lew- 
iston, Saturday, April 22, in an exhibition game. It 
was sad to be beaten, but aside from that part, it 
was funny. The game put up by both teams was too 
poor to be considered a fair indication of their re- 
spective merits or how well either can play. It was 
simply an off day for everyone. 

There were just one or two redeeming features 
of the "exhibition :" namely, "Squanto" Wilson's 
catching and the Bowdoin batting rally in the ninth. 

Duvey, the Bates pitcher seemed new at the 
game, and does not look like a very formidable 
opponent in the State series. Grant and Woodcock 
both pitched good ball, were steady in pinches, and 
with good support would have won the game. A 
number of Bowdoin students went up with the team. 

Bowdoin 

ab b bh pc a e 

Weatherill, ss 4 o o 2 o 

Smith, l.f 5 2 2 I I 

Wilson, c 5 I 3 7 6 o 

Clifford, lb 5 i I 8 2 3 

Lawlis, 3b 2 I o 2 2 I 

Purington, c.f 4 2 2 i o 

Russell, r.f 2 o I I o I 

Tilton, r.f 3 I o o o 

O'Neil, 2b S I I 3 I 

*Grant, p 3 o o i o 

Woodcock, p I o o I I 

Totals 40 9 14 24 14 7 

♦Brooks (batted for 
Grant) i I o o 



Bates 

ab b bh po a e 

Mayo, c.f 5 I 2 i 

Danahy, r.f 4 2 o o o 

Damon, ib 4 i i 11 2 

Griffin, c 5 2 2 6 2 

Linehan, l.f 4 I I o o o 

Cody, 3b 4 2 2 2 2 I 

Reagan, 2b 4 o i 2 i 

Keaney. ss 4 i i 4 2 o 

Duvey, p 4 2 i 5 i 

Totals 38 10 12 27 13 3 

Innings i 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 

Bowdoin o i o o i 2 i o 4 — 9 

Bates 2 o o 2 3 3 o o o — 10 

Earned runs — Bates 3, Bowdoin 5. Two-base 
hits— Wilson. Three-base hits— O'Neil, Clifford. 
Home runs — Smith, Cody. Stolen bases — Mayo, 
Danahy, Damon, Lineham, Smith, Wilson (2), Law- 
lis, Purington, Russell. Hits — Off Grant, 10 in S 
innings; off Woodcock, 2 in 3 innings. 1st Base on 
Called Balls— Off Duvey 4, Woodcock i. Left on 
bases — Bates 6, Bowdoin 10. Hit by pitched ball — 
Damon, Weatherill, Lawlis. Struck out — By Duvey 
5, Grant 2, Woodcock 3. Passed balls — By Grif- 
lin, I. Double plays — Keaney to Damon to Grif- 
fin; Griffin to Damon to Cody. Time — 2 h. 15 m. 
Umpire — Daly. 



BASEBALL NEWS 



Results of games of Maine colleges to date are : 

April 19 — Colby 13, Maine 12 (exhibition). 
April 19 — Exeter g, Bates i. 
April 22 — Colby 12, Hebron Academy 5. 
April 22 — Bates 10, Bowdoin 9 (exhibition). 

The Bowdoin Interscholastic Baseball League 
opened in whirlwind style last Saturday afternoon 
on Whittier Field, when Brunswick High defeated 
their old rivals, Morse High of Bath, by a score of 
6 to o. Capt. Leonard for the locals pitched a re- 
markable game, allowing no hits. Only four Morse 
High men reached the first sack and three of these 
forlorn hopes got there by errors. The Brunswick 
boys bunched their hits in the sixth and seventh and 
brought in the winning runs. Quite a large crowd 
turned out for the game. 

The team which is making the Dartmouth trip, 
consists of the following : Wilson, c. ; Clifford, I b. ; 
O'Neil, 2 b. ; Weatherill, ss. ; LawUs (Capt.), 3 b. ; 
Smith, l.f.; Purington, c.f.; Tilton, r.f.; Means, 
Woodcock, Urquhart and Grant, pitchers. 

Coach Norton has recovered from his attack of ■^ 
the measles and is accompanying the team on ^ the 
Dartmouth trip. Acting Coach Brady, or "King" 
Brady, as he was familiarly called at Dartmouth, 
while here only a short time, by his pleasing and 
unassuming manner, has made a large number of 



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friends. Brady was well fitted to take Norton's 
place as they were team-mates for two years at 
Hanover. He was one of the few men who ever 
made his three "D's." Aside from playing baseball 
he was captain of the basketball team and a forward 
for four years, considered one of the best basketball 
men the Green ever turned out, and was also quar- 
terback on the football team his Senior year. 

A full report of the games played on the New 
Hampshire-Vermont trip will be published in the 
next issue. 



THE NEW GYM AT LAST 

The New Gym Rally has come and gone and we 
are going to have a New Gym. 

If this is the last of the Spring Rallies that will 
be held in Memorial Hall it certainly was a fitting 
climax to the series and one which will stand as a 
memorial to the new gymnasium. 

To begin with, the band was there in full force 
and enlivened things considerably. The Student 
Council presented every one with a neat souvenir in 
the form of a "B" ash tray, and ice cream cones and 
cigarettes were distributed during the evening. 

President E. B. Smith of the Council opened the 
meeting and struck the key-note of the rally by say- 
ing, first, that we should have the new gym, and 
then that it was the duty of the undergraduates to 
show the alumni by the work on Track, Field and 
Diamond this spring that we deserve the new gym. 

President Hyde, the first speaker, reviewed the 
process usually employed for raising money for 
Bowdoin improvements, especially considering the 
Sargent gymnasium fund, and then stated the pres- 
ent condition of the subscriptions for the new gym- 
nasium. He brought out the answer raised by a 
number of the older alumni to the request for sub- 
scriptions : "This is a young man's enterprise ; let 
the young fellows show whether they want it or 
not." He then launched the proposition of a stu- 
dent subscription, to indicate to the friends of the 
college how earnest we are about it. He stated that 
the outlook was very bright, and that if the student 
subscription was a success, the gymnasium was 
assured. In closing he paid a graceful tribute to the 
unfailing devotion and the character of Dr. Whit- 
tier. 

Mr. Charles T. Hawes, '76, of Bangor, the next 
speaker, told about the conditions at Bowdoin when 
the gymnasium was held in any available space. He 
outlined the development of the gymnasium faciU- 
ties from the old carpenter shop, to Memorial Hall, 
to South Maine Hall and finally the building of the 
Sargent gymnasium. He told of the keen interest 
taken in athletics in the old days and mentioned the 
famous crews of '83 and '85, the former having on 
it Prof. Moody, and on the latter, Dr. Whittier. He 
then emphasized the point brought out earlier that 
the students should show, this spring, in athletics, 
that they deserve the new Gym. In closing, he 
assured the students that the "alumni and friends 
of Bowdoin will not stop until the building is 
built and equipped and paid for and turned over to 
the college." 

Prof. Wm. E. Sargent, '78, of Plebron Academy, 
followed Mr. Hawes with some reminiscences of 
Bowdoin as he knew it as a student, of its teachers 



and its spirit. He also told of the impetus Dr. 
Sargent gave to Bowdoin athletics. He then turned 
to the subject of the spirit of the college and con- 
cluded with a tribute to President Hyde. 

Dr. Whittier was the next speaker on the plat- 
form, and received an ovation which lasted several 
minutes. After a review of the work done on plans 
for the gymnasium, he proceeded to tell "Where, 
When, and Why?" As the plans have been 
brought before the students elsewhere we will omit 
them here. He told how the money was raised for 
Whittier Field and then how the result of the stu- 
dent subscription in that case was the donation of 
Hubbard grandstand. In conclusion he said, "Men 
of Bowdoin, it is up to you to do what they did fif- 
teen years ago. The result of your student sub- 
scription will spell the success or failure of the 
project." 

J. C. Minot, '96, was the last of the alumni 
speakers. He dwelt upon the fact that Bowdoin 
should, this spring, in her athletics prove to the 
alumni that she is deserving of a new gymnasium, 
and show them that the old fighting spirit is still here. 
As his concluding thought, he pointed around the 
Hall to the honored alumni whose memory lingers 
there, to the men of Bowdoin's past and said "there 
are Bowdoin's traditions. Something of what those 
men were and did will come to us here, we feel its 
presence in the hall and we see it on the campus. 
Yours is the priceless heritage to be one with those 
alumni, and yours is the place and duty to live so as 
to be worthy to be ranked with them as Bowdoin's 
sons." 

Capt. Lawlis of the baseball team and Capt. 
Lawrence McFarland of the Track Team, made 
short speeches outlining -the conditions and prob- 
lems confronting this year's teams and asked for the 
support of the entire student body in building up 
the squads. 

The Rally closed with yells and Bowdoin Beata. 
It was a rally where there was plenty of enthusiasm 
and noise and Bowdoin spirit, and it was a Rally 
which accomplished something, which will go down 
in college annals as a memorable affair. Every stu- 
dent there came away a better Bowdoin man. 



BETA THETA PI HOUSE PARTY 

The Beta Sigma Chapter of Beta Theta Pi holds 
its annual reception and dance at the Chapter 
House to-day. The reception was held from four 
until six this afternoon and was enjoyed by about 
250 guests, Mrs. Henry Johnson, Mrs. Frank E. 
Woodruff, of Brunswick, Mrs. Fred H. Davis of 
Cambridge, Mass., and Mrs. Edward T. Little of 
Brunswick, received. Mrs. Copeland and Mrs. Ham 
poured tea, Mrs. Baxter and Mrs. Nixon poured 
coffee, Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Parsons served punch. 
Mrs. Chandler, Mrs. W. H. Davis, and Miss Mason 
floated. The catering for the occasion is done by 
Mrs. R. L. Townes. An order of 24 dances begins 
at nine, for which music will be furnished by Ken- 
drie's Orchestra. Several alumni are present for 
the reception and dance. 

Among the guests present are the Misses 
Frances Little, Frances Skolfield, and Grace Lunt of 
Brunswick; Misses Frances A. Skolfield, Lydia 



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Skolfield, Olive Barnes, Annie Brown, and Kather- 
ine Johnson of Portland ; Miss Alice Brummett of 
Dorchester, Mass. ; Miss Susan Downing of Ja- 
maica Plain, Mass. ; Miss Grace Hine of Dedham, 
Mass. ; Miss Georgia Young of Winchester, Mass. ; 
Misses Rose Davis and Dorothy Bird of Rockland ; 
Miss Lula Barber of Yarmouth; Miss Blanche 
Usher of New York' City; Miss Inez Giles of 
Providence. R. I. ; Miss Pearl Davis of Bridgton ; 
Miss Molly Hutchins of Fryeburg; Miss Vodisa 
Greenwood of Farmington ; Misses Genevieve 
Dwinal, Iva Record, Etta Miller, Katherine Jen- 
kins, and Ruth Jenkins of Auburn. 

The delegates from the other fraternities : Ed- 
ward Hacker Weatherill, 191 1, Alpha Delta Phi; 
Fred Raymond Lord, 1911, Psi Upsilon ; Harry 
Lawrence Wiggin, 1911, Delta Kappa Epsilon; 
Alonzo Garcelon Dennis, 1911, Theta Delta Chi; 
Fred Charles Black, 1911, Zeta Psi; Meredith Bo- 
dine Auten, 1912, Delta Upsilon; and Benjamin 
Hinckley Riggs, 1912, Kappa Sigma, Delegate from 
Beta Eta Chapter of the University of Maine : Ben- 
jamin Otis Warren, 191 1, of Fryeburg. 

The committee in charge of the reception and 
dance is composed of Lawrence Davis, '11, of Brad- 
ford; Edward Eugene Kern, '11, of Woodfords ; 
Lowell Sanborn Foote, '12, of Dover, N. H. ; Joseph 
Henry Newell, '12, of Richmond ; and Daniel Earl 
Gardner, '13, of Calais. 



INTERCLASS DEBATE TO=NIQHT 

■ The Sophomore-Freshman debate is to be held at 
8.00 o'clock this evening. The affirmative of the 
question: "Resolved, That United States Senators 
should be elected by direct vote of the people," will 
be upheld by the Freshman team, consisting of E. 
C. Gage, A. E. Gray and A. W. Newcombe, with R. 
E. Simpson as alternate. The negative will be sup- 
ported by the Sophomores, who are L. A. Crosby, 
P. H. Douglas and M. W. Greene, Coaches Marston, 
'11, and Callahan, '11, have been devoting much 
time to the Sophomore and Freshman teams, re- 
spectively, and a debate that will justify a large at- 
tendance is expected. 



> 



THE MINSTREL SHOW 



The Minstrel Show held last Saturday evening, 
April 22, in the Town Hall, was voted by the audi- 
ence to be the best in years. Under the skilful 
direction of Mr. Toothaker and Mr. Kaharl, the 
baseball management put on a show well worth at- 
tending. 

The "Bones" were Welch, '12, King, '12, and 
Callahan, '14, while the "Tambos" were : Clifford, 
'11, Woodcock, '12, and L. Brown, '14. The Quar- 
tet consisting of Tibbetts, '12, Wilson, '14, Davis, '12, 
and Parkman, '11, assisted the ends and chorus. 
Frank Smith, '12, was interlocuter, and L. Pratt, '12, 
and Eaton, '14, appeared in the Overture. 

The Olio featured a plantation scene which gave 
opportunity for an exhibition of fancy rifle shooting 
by Mr. Hill and Mr. Brandon of Portland, and also 
for southern melodies and some sketches by "Artie" 
Welch. L. Smith, '13, Hastings, '11, and Parkman, 
'11, took prominent parts. 



THE JWARCH QUILL 

The last two numbers of the Quill, if we may 
judge from the fact that only one contribution (not 
counting the "pen pictures") from a lower classman 
has been deemed worthy of acceptance, seem to 
show that the editor's appeal for heartier undergrad- 
uate support has not yet met with a satisfactory re- 
sponse. If any Sophomore or Freshman feels the 
stirrings of literary ambition, here is an opportunity 
to do a quiet service for the college quite as sub- 
stantial as any athletic performance and perhaps 
even more profitable to himself. 

The editors, however, must assume some part 
of the responsibility for the comparative weakness 
of their March number. Why have the "Silhouettes" 
lately disappeared altogether? Under thoughtful 
management, this department might be one of the 
most profitable in the Quill, exerting a censorship 
over those aspects of the literary and social life of 
the college in which the editors are, presumably, 
more closely interested than their Oriental brethren. 
Surely, brief causeries on topics of live interest are 
preferable to an exchange column made up of com- 
ments on articles which no Qttill reader except the 
"Postman" has seen — comments, moreover, that sel- 
dom find their way back to the writers with whose 
work they deal. In the present case the Postman's 
column is written with judicious care; but I entirely 
agree with Dean Sills that the main function of this 
department should be to present a selection from 
the best verse of the other magazines. 

The Postman had a prophetic warning of the 
March Gray Goose Tracks when he remarked that 
"humor of the highest type seems to be lacking in 
college magazines." It may be radical to advocate 
the abolishing or revamping of two departments of 
the Qtiill; but if the Gander Club can be made to 
yield nothing but inanities, "O, reform it altogether." 
Certainly there should be some provision for such a 
bracing and human thing as genuine satire, but per- 
haps it is a mistake so rigidly to prescribe the ma- 
chinery. 

Mr. White's Diary, the longest article m this 
number, is the sort of record that any cheerful and 
observant youth, returning from Europe, might be 
glad to show his affectionate mates; but it would 
appear to better advantage as part of a fraternity 
program than in the pages of the Quill. It has the 
interest which attaches to even the most_ im- 
promptu transcript of a vivid experience, but this in- 
terest is not literary. Here are the raw materials 
of a Qttill article, not the finished product. My cen- 
sure reflects less on the writer of the diary than on 
an undergraduate body which compels the editors of 
its literary journal to fill up their pages with un- 
suitable matter. Mr. White has an eye for the con- 
tour, color, and movement of things marine, and a 
zest in noting the amiable folhes of his fellow- 
travellers. These qualities, supplemented by an un- 
sparing criticism of himself, would serve him well in 
literary work. His interest in the eccentricities of 
character suggests that he might profitably try some- 
thing in the vein of O. Henry or of Leonard Mer- 
rick. 

Mr. Eberhardt's story, "The Greater Glory, 
shows an admirable firmness of plot ^ for a mere 
sketch, revealing character through action and^ mak- 
ing its point distinctly. The movement is rapid but 

Continued on page 29 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT 



THE BOWDOIN ORIENT 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



WALTER A. FULLER, 1912 Editor-in-Chief 

DOUGLAS H. McMURTRIE, 1913 Managing Editor 
HAROLD P. VANNAH, 1912 Alumni Editor 

Associate Editors 

W. A. MacCORMICK, 1912 F. D. WISH, Jr., 1913 

L. E. JONES. 1913 F. K. ALLING, 1914 

V. R. LEAVITT, 1913 R. D. LEIGH. 1914 

K. A. ROBINSON, 1914 



H. C. L. ASHEY, 1912 
H. B. WALKER, 1913 



Business Manager 
Asst. Business Manager 



Contributions are requested from all undergradu- 
a*es alumni, and officers of instruction. No anony- 
mous manuscript can be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions should 
be addressed to the Business Manager. 

Subscriptions, $2,00 per year, in advance. Single 
copies, I cents 



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nd-Class Mail Matter 



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Vol. XLI. 



APRIL 28, 1911 



At the Minstrel Show last 
A Reminder Saturday night 350 out of 
800 tickets were sold. A 
goodly share of these were to outsiders. The 
management went to a great deal of pains, and 
amidst adverse criticism put on a creditable 
performance. It was worth the money. We 
do not here plead for the show as a per- 
manent institution at Bowdoin, in fact, we 
Cjuestion if it represents the best Bowdoin can 
do in that line, — but as long as we have a 
show, let us support it properly, and relieve 
baseball of its annual debt. 



Bowdoin and 
Who's Wlio 



In another column we 
print the results of an in- 
vestigation with regard to 
the Bowdoin men in Who's Who. Its results 
are very gratifying. It shows that Bowdoin's 
men have been prominent not alone in the past, 
but in the present. 

The Yale Daily News published a list of 
men from important colleges listed in Who's 



Who as follows: First, Harvard, with 813; 
second, Yale, 681 ; third, Michigan, 271 ; 
fourth, Columbia, 261; fifth, Princeton, 210; 
sixth, Amherst, 205 ; seventh, Pennsylvania, 
200; eighth, Cornell, 167; ninth, Williams, 
123; tenth, Virginia, 122; eleventh, Wesleyan, 
121; twelfth, Chicago, 88; thirteenth, M. I. 
T., 52, and fourteenth, R. P I.. 17. 

In this list Bowdoin was entirely omitted, 
l)ut her list of ninety-nine names gives her the 
twelfth place in the list in actual numbers. In 
percentage of living graduates she stands 
much higher. With about 1800 living 
academic alumni her percentage is about 5.5. 
Judging from the figures of the Yale News 
and the statistics of living alumni given the 
last World's Almanac, only two of these col- 
leges won higher, Amherst with 6.3 per cent, 
and Wesleyan with 6 per cent. 



"It's up to you." With 
The New Gym such words Dr. Whittier 
addressed the Bowdoin 
men gathered at the New Gym Rally last Fri- 
day night. The real college demand for a 
new gymnasium as expressed by other means 
than speeches and cheers was the question of 
paramount importance. Since that night five 
days have elapsed. In that time what have 
the Bowdoin undergraduates done to answer 
that question? 

The Orient is proud to report that they 
have subscribed up to Wednesday night under 
the conditions outlined by President Hyde, the 
SLim of eight thousand dollars. Since there is 
a goodly percentage of men who have not yet 
subscribed, this sum will be augmented to nine 
or ten thousand. We understand that a thous- 
and dollars has also been raised by the first 
and second year students in the medical 
school. The greater part of all these pledges, 
moreover, has been raised from the two upper 
classes and its payment will fall on them and 
net on their parents. Do the Bowdoin men of 
to-day want a new gymnasium? Such a re- 
sponse to the appeal for money must answer 
most emphatically. Yes. 

On Wednesday night the college cele- 
brated a baseball victory over Dartmouth. 
Such a victory adds strength to the appeal of 
the college for a new gymnasium. Bowdoin 
has had teams in the past and has teams to- 
day which well represent her against any east- 
ern college. Her men are out working hard 
to give her a high place in athletic sports. 



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That they are so working is added proof of the 
real want of adequate gymnasium facilities to 
train men for their best. 

With such a response from the undergrad- 
uate body the Orient turns confidently to the 
Alumni with the request that they back up- the 
enterprise with the same spirit that has been 
shown by the students in the past week. While 
the amount raised for the work may be only 
a small part of the whole, it is a telling argu- 
ment that the undergraduates feel a real and 
pressing need for the new gymnasium. We 
can only appeal to the Alumni to meet this 
need by rounding out the sum needed to turn 
the present plans into a reality. 



THE MARCH QUILL 

Continued from page 27 

not confused, and the style is lather spirited; alto- 
gether, a promising piece of work. One or two 
stylistic errors may be noted. "Leave" as an in- 
transitive verb meaning "to go away" (p. 85) is a 
colloquialism. "Little could be said concerning 
their description" (p. 83) is an awkward sentence 
which adds nothing to the picture. "Domine" (p. 86, 
last line, is probably a misprint for domini." In- 
stead of "It was Captain LeBlanc, the bravado, who 
replied," (p. 84) it would be simpler to say "The 
bravado replied." The story ends with a sentence 
broken off in the middle. As the writer learns his 
technique, he will grow to dislike this obvious kind 
of rhetorical flourish, for he will find that sug- 
gestiveness of language is entirely compatible with 
grammatical completeness. 

The first "pen picture" is a lively monologue, 
consisting of the sounds emitted by one college Ajax 
during the Sophomore-Freshman rush. It gives 
dramatically a clear idea of the fortunes of the bat- 
tle, and conveys a sharp impression of the scurry 
of feet, the quick intaking of breath, the thud and 
impact of a hundred tough young bodies. "The In- 
finite Past," although not free from the conventional, 
states the tragedy of a life-history tersely. These 
sketches, whose brevity forces the writers into a 
wholesome objectivity, give admirable practice in 
directness and condensation. 

We are glad that Dr. Choate's stirring verses are 
•reserved for us in this number of the Quill. 

Mr. Baker's poem, "The Dreamer," shows that 
the writer is susceptible to delicate impressions and 
has considerable feeling for the values of words. 
But his mastery of the technique of verse, as well as 
his power of visualization, is still imperfect. Indi- 
vidually his lines are smooth enough ; but the reader 
does not feel a unifying rhythm running through 
the poem ; the author seems to have thought it 
through by lines, not by a larger unit. He needs 
also to look out for his adjectives, which sometimes 
give the effect of mere padding, — as, for instance, 
"his drear and dusty frock," "each toilsome task so 
grim ;" and sometimes savor of "preciousness," — as 
"sentient breezes," "muted grace." I am a little 
doubtful whether "motey sunbeam" is permissible 
English. Surely it was the necessity of rhyme 



which made the sound of the bell "stray" upon the 
breezes. The split infinitive might be avoided, with 
metrical advantage, by an inversion, — "wholly to 
lose." These defects are worth pointing out in de- 
tail, since sometimes the writer visualizes clearly 
and ohrases happily, as in the line 

"And smiled to see the lucid fern-bound pool." 
Judged by undergraduate standards, Mr. Baker's 
performance is distinctly creditable. 

The theme of this poem — the sensuous appeal to a 
recluse of a placid bit of natural scenery — is one 
peculiarly characteristic of undergraduate verse. 
The sensitiveness of our college poets to the charms 
of external nature is often fine, but one is struck by 
the tenuous and pallid quality of the sentiment. In 
place of anything approaching passion, we have gen- 
tle, slightly aimless revery. The mood of the pres- 
ent poem, notwithstanding the dreamer's "ecstacy" 
and throbbing pulses, is somewhat faint and lan- 
guid. Why do we so seldom find expressions of that 
more imperious mood of youth which cries, 

"O my life, have we not had seasons 

That only said. Live and rejoice? 
That asked not for causes and reasons. 

But made us all feeling and voice? 
When we went with the winds in their blowing. 

When Nature and we were peers. 
And we seemed to share in the flowing 

Of the inexhaustible years?" 

I hope that some of our undergraduate poets 
read the excellent article (in the Nation for Nov. 3, 
1910) by Professor H. S. Canby on the Yale prize 
poems for the last dozen years. After highly com- 
mending the seriousness of purpose and the regard 
for form which these poems show. Professor Canby 
seeks to state the reason for the vague disappoint- 
ment which a reading of them leaves, and he finds 
it to be a lack of intensity — "again and again, cor- 
rectness, calm, or at most a timid romance, in place 
of the daring self-expression, the warm sensuous- 
ness, the impetuous liberty which were associated, 
in the last great poetic period, with youth." I shall 
take the liberty of quoting, in conclusion, two para- 
graphs from this article, which, however, should be 
read in its full form. 

"I do not wish to be misunderstood. It is not 
Sturm und Drang, not emotionalism or sentimental- 
ity that I seek. Young men of our generation 
neither weep nor rave — even in private ; why, then, 
should they do so in verse? But the pecuHarly in- 
tense relations of youth with the world are no less 
vivid in the experience because, outwardly at 
least, we take them more calmly. In many respects 
we are more impressionable at twenty-one than were 
our great-grandfathers. Such things as beauty, 
heroism, the inspiration of great books, friendship, 
and love must move us, as them, strongly in the 
time of youth. And, therefore, in reading these 
poems one is more surprised that intensity is ever 
absent than impressed by an occasional passionate 
appeal. Has budding love so little color that a 
young poet can afford to write with coldness on 
other themes? Or, if the old fires have lost their 
heat, has the death-struggle of our faith little sig- 
nificance, for of it — except for an excellent sermon 
in verse — one hears only a few weak and wandering 
cries ! Does the grip upon power mean little for a 
youth entering upon a world where there was never 
before so much to conquer? It is well enough to 



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say, 'I cannot compare with an old man in skill, in 
poise, in restraint; but if youth writes poetry at all 
it should spring from passion. It should express his 
mind if he has one; it should at all costs speak from 
his burning heart. 

". . . Surely, until there is passion flinging 
from the heart it is scarcely time to give counsel 
as to subject or form. There is such passion in 
Americans, though, save for Whitman, we have 
been so ignorant of ourselves, or so heavy of speech, 
that it has seldom found vent. Much of this fire 
of our life burns in our universities. It spurts with 
jets of passing flame in many quaint and many 
excellent fashions — at the games, in friendship, in 
loyalty to the college which gave us our social and 
intellectual birth. But the American in college is 
shy in the presence of his emotions and leticent be- 
yond the reticence of a none too expressive world 
outside. All forms of sentiment but the athletic he 
distrusts and hides aesthetic speculation with his 
prayers and his mother's picture in his inmost cham- 
ber. He reads far more poetry than he confesses ; he 
thinks far more, but seldom dares declare it his own. 
It is for the poet to give this frozen world relief. 
It is for the poet to speak out with passion if there 
is fire at the heart of our colleges. He may blun- 
der, but if his need to speak is strong the proper 
means of expression will be grasped by him more 
readily than by another." 

S. P. C, 'OS. 



SUNDAY EVENING MUSICAL SERVICE 

A special musical service has been arranged for 
Sunday evening chapel at 7.30. Those who are to 
take part will be Mr. Kendrie, '10, now at the Har- 
vard School of Music, viohnist; Mrs, Davis, soloist; 
Mr. Newell, '12, cornetist ; and Mr. Twombly, '13. 
organist. President Hyde will preside at the service. 



ZETA PSI CONVENTION 



Fred C. Black, '11, and Paul C. Lunt, '13, with 
Frank H. Burns, '11, as chairman, were the delegates 
from the Lambda Chapter of Bowdoin at the Six- 
ty-fourth Annual Convention of the Zeta Psi Fra- 
ternity which was held under the auspices of the 
Eta Chapter of Yale, April 19, 20, 21, with its head- 
quarters at the Astor Hotel, New York City. Be- 
sides the above delegates, about twenty alumni of 
the Lambda Chapter were present. 

After the transaction of business at the head- 
quarters, April 19th, the three hundred and fifty 
who were attending the convention left for New 
Haven, where they were taken around the Yale 
grounds. 

The convention picture was taken on the steps of 
Woolsley Hall, after which was given a delightful 
organ recital by Professor Harry B. Jepson of 
Yale. Following supper in the Commons Dining 
Hall, the members were entertained at a play at the 
Eta Chapter House, returning to New York that 
night. 

On the twentieth, after the business meeting, 
sight-seeing autos left the Hotel for the houses of 



the Phi Chapter of New York University and the 
Alpha Chapter of Columbia University. 

At eight-thirty in the evening of the twentieth, 
a smoker and minstrel at the Grand Central Pal- 
ace in New York, engaged the attention of the del- 
egates. 

The climax came April twenty-first, when the 
banquet was held on the roof garden of the Hotel 
Astoria, with four hundred and fifty members of 
the Fraternity present. 



KAPPA SIGMA BANQUET 

The Bowdoin and Maine chapters of Kappa 
Sigma held their first joint banquet, Tuesday 
evening, April 18, at the Elmwood Hotel, Waterville. 
Nearly the entire number of undergraduate mem- 
bers of both chapters and a large number of alumni 
from throughout the State were present. 

J. Everett Hicks, Bowdoin, '93, New England D. 
G. M. of the fraternity, presided at the head of the 
table and after a talk on "Scholarship" called on 
Edward O. Leigh, Bowdoin, '12, for response to the 
toast. Alpha Rho. Other speakers and toasts were 
as follows: Karl D. Woodward. Maine, '12, Psi; 
Ashton H. Hart, Maine, '11, Kappa Sigma; Ernest 
L. Goodspeed, Bowdoin '09, Alumni ; Earle L. Rus- 
sell, Bowdoin, '12, Kappa Sigma Spirit. . 

The committee in charge of the affair consisted of 
Karl D. Woodward and Maurice McCash, of Maine ; 
and Wm. H. Callahan, '11; George Duffey, Jr., '13, 
and Earle Russell, '12, chairman, of Bowdoin. About 
seventy-five attended the banquet. 



CALENDAR 

Friday, April 28 
8.00 Freshman-Sophomore Debate: R e s olv c d, 
That United States Senators should be 
elected by direct vote of the people. 
Beta Theta Pi House Party. 

Saturday, April 29 
Bowdoin vs. Vermont at Burlington. 
Handicap Track Meet, Whittier Field. 

Sunday, April 30 
10.45 Morning service in the Church on the Hill, 

conducted by Rev. J. H. Quint. 
S.oo Sunday Chapel, conducted by President Hyde. 
7.30 Special musical service, chapel. 

Monday, May i 
Tennis Tournament begins. 

Wednesday, May 3 
Bowdoin vs. Tufts at Medford. 

Thursday, May 4 
Bowdoin vs. Harvard at Cambridge. 
8.00 New England Oratorical League Contest, 
Memorial Hall. 

Friday, May S 

Delta Upsilon House Party. 

7.30 Musical Service at Chapel. 



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College flotes 



When the news arrived that Bovvdoin won over 
Dartmouth, 9 to 4, Wednesday, the Band was mar- 
shalled instantly in front of chapel to lead the crowd 
on a snake dance down town and a march to the 
houses of various Faculty members. The keynote 
of the responses was that Bowdoih must land the 
State Championship this spring. A bonfire in front 
of chapel completed the celebration. 

Leavitt, '13, has taken the agency for Borup's 
new book, "A Tenderfoot with Peary." 

The Pop Concert at the Town Hall on May I 
will be attended by every rne who is interested in the 
welfare of the Town Library. 

The Second Year Class of the Medical School 
has subscribed $235 for the new Gym. 

The baseball team will return from the New 
Hampshire trip, Sunday. 

D. K. Merrill, '14, has returned to college after 
three weeks' absence on account of illness. 

Professor Johnson delivered a lecture on the 
contents of the Art Building, Thursday morning. 

Whittier Field has been closed to baseball prac- 
tice during the New Hampshire trip of the team. 

The first home game of the season will be played 
with Maine on Whittier Field, a week from Satur- 
day. 

A conference of the captains and managers of the 
fraternity baseball teams was held Wednesday 
afternoon. 

President Hyde spoke at the banquet given in 
connection with the Webber hospital campaign, at 
Biddeford, Monday night. 

The subscription Usts for the new gymnasium 
'r have been circulated at the various fraternity houses 
this week and the results are promising. 

Mr. Charles G. Wheeler, '76, has recently com- 
pleted a book entitled "A Shorter Course in Wood- 
working: A Practical Manual for Home and 
School." 

At the dedication of the Sweat Memorial Art 
Museum in Portland, April 22, Prof. Henry L. Chap- 
man charmed his audience by an address on The 
Relation of Art to Nature. 

A twenty-dollar prize has been offered by the 

Ibis for the best college song written by an under- 

gradiiate. The judges are the Faculty members of 

^the Ibis : Professors Chapman, Johnson, Sills, and 

Cram. 



ART BUILDING NOTES 

Several antique dishes have been loaned to the 
Art Building by Miss Harriett Shaw. The most of 
them are of Spode porcelain, an old English ware 
of the eighteenth century. Of the others, four are 
of the Italian Ginori ware, and one of the Lowestoft. 

A carved ivory card-case and fan, together with 
a jewel box of shell, adorned by silver mountings 
from Miss Susan Carey, of Bath, have been placed 
in the building. 

Among the money on exhibition are two mod- 
ern Italian coins procured by Prof. Cram, a Confed- 
erate bill and old bill of State currency. 



RESOLUTIONS 

Hall of Delta Upsilon. 

Whereas, It has pleased a divine Providence to 
take from this life our alumnus and brother, Harold 
Preston West of the Class of 1900, be it 

Resolved, That we express the deep sense of 
loss felt by the fraternity at the death of a brother 
who during his life at Bowdoin was true to the best 
ideals of our fraternity both as a friend and as a fel- 
low-worker, and who carried the same spirit with 
him in his later life. 

Resolved, That we extend our sincere sympathy 
to those who through relationship were bound even 
closer to him, and who cannot but feel a yet deeper 
loss. 

Willis E. Dodge, 
E. Emmons Tufts, 
Lester L. Bragdon, 

For the Chapter. 
Brunswick, April twelfth, 191 1. 



MISSION NOTES 

The annual American Marathi Mission Report 
contains the following which should be of interest 
to every Bowdoin man : 

"The greatest permanent gain for the Satara 
work this year was the coming of Rev. and Mrs. A. 
S. Hiwale. After five years of study in America Mr. 
Hiwale has entered upon his work with the spirit 
and devotion of a foreign missionary and he is also 
free from the physical and linguistic disabilities 
which handicap the foreign-born all his days." 

Satara, the city in which Mr. Hiwale is working, 
is an old Hindu capital, eighty miles south of Bom- 
bay. _ The city has a population of 22,000 and is a 
political district of over a million and a half. The 
Satara station has long felt the depressing effect of 
a lack of funds for maintaining work, but it has a 
church of over 100 members and a station school, 
and work is developing in the village against de- 
creasing opposition. 

Following is the Hiwale Report of the Bowdoin 
Y. M. C. A. for 1910: 

$297,00 
187.50 
83.00 
83.00 
54.00 

f 324- 50 



Students pledged 
Students paid. 

Faculty and friends pledged, 
Faculty and friends paid. 
From Class of 1909, 

Total amount sent to Mr. Hiwale, 191 1, 



LIBRARY NOTE 

One of the notable additions to the library this 
year consist* of a series of finely bound periodicals 
relating to applied electricity, given by Charles L. 
Clarke, esq., of the Class of 187S, a prominent elec- 
trical engineer of New York City. This collection 
of over one hundred volumes contains a practically 
complete set of the Electrical World and also of the 
London Telegraph Journal and Eleetrical Reviezv. 



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Hlunini department 

'97. — Rev. H. E. Dunnack was reappointed 
pastor of the Augusta Methodist church for 
his eleventh year, thereby breaking the record 
of length of service in one place in the Maine 
conference, at the eighty-seventh annual con- 
ference just completed at Biddeford. 

'99. — The trustees of the Free Public Li- 
brary of Somerville have announced that they 
have secured Drew B. Hall of the Millicent 
library at Fairhaven as a new librarian of the 
Somerville library. 

'00. — Philip M. Palmer, formerly Profes- 
sor of Modern Languages, has become Profes- 
sor of German at Lehigh. 

'03. — Clement F. Robinson, counsellor-at- 
law, has located at 120 Exchange Street, 
where he has taken an office with Woodman 
and Whitehouse. 

'04. — William E. Lunt, holding a Sheldon 
travelling fellowship from Harvard, is study- 
ing at the British Museum in England this 
spring. Mr. Lunt was last year instructor in 
history at the University of Wisconsin. 

'04. — Philip M. Clark has fonned a part- 
nership with J. Duke Smith for the practice of 
law under the name of Smith and Clark. They 
occupy offices at 402-403 India Building, 84 
State Street, Boston. 

'05. — Lieut. H. E. Marr is stationed at the 
Vancouver Barracks in Washington. 

'05. — Herbert J. Dudley was recently 
elected mayor of Calais. Mr. Dudley was 
born in Pembroke in 1871, where he re- 
ceived his early education before entering col- 
lege. He studied law with the late General 
B. B. Murray of Calais, and was admitted to 
the Washington County Bar in 1899. Be- 
sides holding many offices in the city govern- 
ment of Calais, he has served as a Republican 
attorney of Washington County since Septem- 
ber, 1910. Mr. Dudley is very popular in his 
city, being a Mason, Red Man, and a member 
of the St. Croix Club. 

'08. — Thursday evening, Sewall W. Percy 
of Bath, was married to Miss Virginia Pin- 
gree of Bath. The ceremony was performed 
at Portsmouth, N. H., at the North Congre- 
gational church by Rev. Lucius H. Thayer. 
Mr. and Mrs. Percy leave this week for 
Akron, Ohio, where they will make their 
home. 

'09. — Henry W. Lancey is Superintendent 
of the Somerset Woolen Company, Monson, 
Mass. 



'10. — William E. Atwood is located at Dix- 
field. Me., with the Dixfield Toothpick Co. 

ex-'ii. — Charles D. Robbins is with the 
firm of William P. Bonbright and Co., Bank- 
ers, 24 Broad Street, New York. 

'10. — Ralph S. Crowell of Bangor, has ac- 
cepted the appointment as cashier of the Ban- 
gor office of the Eastern Steamship Company. 

Several Bowdoin men are active in the 
business of publishing text-books. Among 
them are : G. B. Chandler, '90, with the 
American Book Company in Connecticut; W. 
D. Gilpatrick, '89, with Little, Brown and 
Company, in the Boston office ; M. A. Bryant, 
"04, Philadelphia representative for Ginn and 
Company; Millard F. Chase, '04, New Eng- 
land manager of Dodd, Mead and Company; 
George C. Purington, '04, with Longmans, 
Green and Company in New England; J. S. 
Simmons, '09, with Parker S. Simmons Com- 
pany ; and P. J. Newman, '09, with Little, 
Brown and Company, in Chicago. 

It will be interesting for many to learn that 
the following Bowdoin alumni are principals 
of secondary schools in Maine. At the head 
of academies are: J. F. Moody, '71, Bridgton; 
Ridgley C. Clark, '08, Fryeburg; W. E. Sar- 
gent, '78, Hebron ; H. K. White, '74, Lincoln ; 
J. A. Scott, '98, Monson; F. H. Dole, '97, 
North Yarmouth ; Ernest R. Woodbury, '95, 
Thornton ; Ralph S. Smith, '04, Washington. 
At the head of high schools are : G. H. Larra- 
bee, '88, Bangor ; H. E. Cole, '83, Bath ; Clar- 
ence W. Proctor, '98, Belfast; A. F. Cowan, 
"01, Biddeford; Edgar Kaharl, '99, Bruns- 
wick ; E. L. Bartlett, '90, Buxton ; George R. 
Gardner, "01, Camden; C. E. Richardson, '09, 
Danforth : Russell Taylor, '08, Freeport; Chas. 
C. Shaw, '03, Gorham ; W. K. Hilton, '84, Liv- 
ermore Falls ; J. A. Hamlin, '00, Oldtown ; S. 
M. Hamlin, '00, South Portland; Ralph S. 
Robinson, '05, Thomaston; Frank D. Rowe, 
'06, Warren. 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE 

MEDICAL DEPARTMENT. 

The Ninety-first Annua! Course of Leftures will begin 
Thursday, Odlober 13, ig-io, and continue to June 21, 191 1. 

Four courses of lectures are required of all who matricu- 
late as first-course students. 

The courses are graded and cover Ledtures, Recitations, 
Laboratory Work and Clinical Instrudlion. 

The third and fourth year classes will receive their entire 
instrudlion at Portland, where excellent clinical facilities will 
be afforded at the Maine General Hospital. 

For catalogue, apply to 

ALFRED MITCHELL, M.D., Dean. 

Brunswick, Maine, 1910. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XLl 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, MAY 5, 191 1 



NO. 5 



THE MAINE GAME 

The first game of the Maine State Base- 
ball series will be played to-morrow when 
Bowdoin crosses bats with the University of 
Maine on Whittier Field. The team from 
Orono will be accompanied by a band of 
rooters and with Ryan in the box are confident 
of victory. Leland Means will do the pitch- 
ing for Bowdoin and the form he has dis- 
played throughout the early season games is 
an assurance that that department will not be 
weak. The team is commencing to work like 
a machine now and with any kind of luck will 
put up an exhibition such as the followers of 
the white may well be proud of. The band 
will be there and every student should also be 
there to support the team's first home appear- 
ance. The management has not yet an- 
nounced who will be secured to pitch the first 
ball of the season, but it is assured that some 
one of no little prominence will officiate. 

The game will be started promptly at 2.30 
P.M. and the admission is 35 cents, 15 cents 
extra for the grand stand. 

Remember that in rooting for the team 
this year we are not only making a State 
championship possible, but giving support to 
the cause of the New Gym. So all out to-mor- 
row to cheer for Capt. Lawlis' New Gym. 
Baseball Team. The line-up will be as fol- 
lows: 
Bowdoin Maine 

Weatherill, ss c, Smith 

Smith, l.f r.f ., Scales 

Wilson, c c.f ., Fulton 

Clifford, lb 3b., F. Cobb 

Lawlis, 3b lb., Beane 

Purington, c.f • ■ . . 2b., Abbott 

Brooks, r.f p., Ryan 

O'Neil, 2b l.f., McCarthy 

Means, p ss., H. Cobb 



ORATORICAL LEAGUE CONTEST 

The second annual oratorical contest un- 
der the plan of the New England Intercolle- 
giate Oratorical League was held Thursday 
evening in Memorial Hall. The league is 
composed of Amherst, Bowdoin, Brown, 
Wesleyan and Williams, and it is planned to 
hold the contest at each college in alphabetical 



order. The representative of each college 
delivers an original oration before a commit- 
tee of five judges, composed this year of Prof. 
L L. Winter of Harvard, Prof. J. A. Tufts of 
Exeter, Prof. W. B. Munro of Harvard, 
Judge Arthur P. Stone of Boston, and Dr. C. 
E. Meloney, assistant superintendent of 
schools in New York. The contestants this 
year and their subjects were as follows: 

"The Jewish Spirit," Morris Jacob Wessel 
of Brown. 

"A New Aristocracy," E. Baldwin Smith 
of Bowdoin. 

"Beecher in England," Francis M. Fallon 
of Williams. 

"China's Progress — America's Prejudice," 
Henry Smith Leiper of Amherst. 

"The Hope of Democracy," W. R. Mont- 
gomery of Wesleyan. 

The business organ of the league held a 
meeting the afternoon of the contest. The 
officers for this year are F. M. Fallon, Presi- 
dent, and E. B. Smith, Secretary-Treasurer. 
At the contest in the evening President Hyde 
presided and afterwards a reception was held 
at the D. K. E. House. 



BOWDOIN 2; DARTMOUTH, 4— APRIL 25 

Dartmouth defeated Bowdoin in a pitcher's 
game, on Alumni Oval, Hanover. Both teams 
fielded well and the Green won by Eckstrom's 
fine work in the box. He allowed the White 
only two scattered hits. Means pitched a fair 
game and aside from a little batting bee in the 
fourth held his opponents safe. Bowdoin's 
runs were made in the fourth, also. Smith, 
the first man up, hit safe and was advanced on 
an error and a sacrifice by Clifford ; Wilson 
reached first on an error; was advanced by 
Clifford's sacrifice; both men scoring on an- 
other error by Donahue. The fielding feature 
of the game was a fast double play, Weath- 
erill to Clifford. 

Bowdoin 

AB 

Weatherill, ss 4 

Smith, l.f 4 

Wilson, c 4 

Clifford, lb 3 



R 


BH 


PO 








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Lavvlis, 3b 2 o 2 I o 

Purington, c.f 300000 

Tilton, r.f 3 o i o 

O'Neil, 2b 3 o o i 4 i 

Means, p 3 o o i 3 

Total 29 2 2 24 10 I 

Dartmouth 

ab e bh po a e 

Morey, 2b 2 i o 3 

Daley, r.f 4 i 2 i o 

Emerson, l.f 312200 

Donahue, ss 3 i I I I 

Hoban, ib 4 o 2 14 o o 

Luhman, c.f 400100 

Rollins, 3b 4 I I 

Eckstrom, p 4 o i i 4 o 

Steen, c 4 o 8 i o 

Total 32 4 9 27 10 I 

Innings i 2 3 4 S 6 7 8 9 

Bowdoin o o 2 o o o o — 2 

Dartmouth o o o 3 i o — 4 

Earned runs — Dartmouth i. Runs — made by 
Smith, Wilson, Morey 4, Daley, Emerson 2, Dona- 
hue. Stolen bases — Morey.. Sacrifice hits — Clif- 
ford. Two-base hits — Hoban, Clifford, Dalev. 
Double Plays— Weatherill to Clifford. Hits— Off 
Means 9, off Eckstrom, 2. Struck out — By Eck- 
strom, 7; by Means, 6. Base on balls — Off Eck- 
strom I, off Means 3. Wild pitch — Means. Hit by 
pitcher — Donahue. Passed ball — Wilson. Left on 
base — Bowdoin i, Dartmouth 8. Time of game — 2 
hours. Umpire — Pulsifer. 



BOWDOIN, 9 ; DARTMOUTH, 4— APRIL 26 

The proteges of Coach Norton came back 
in the second Dartmouth game and trounced 
his former teammates to the tune of 9 to 4. 
Everybody on the team hit the ball hard and 
touched up Gammons and Olsen for a total of 
15 safe ones.- Lawlis, Purington, Wilson and 
Urquhart got three baggers and Smith a two- 
bagger. Besides these men Clifford and 
Weatherill got two hits apiece. Urquhart 
pitched a steady game and had it not been for 
errors the Green would have tallied only one 
run. He allowed only five hits and struck out 
9 men. This was exceptionally good work, 
as he put on a suit that afternoon for the lirst 
time in two weeks. 

Bowdoin 

ab e bh po a e 

Weatherill, ss 5 i 2 i 3 o 

Smith, l.f 6 3 2 I 

Wilson, c 4 2 2 9 3 o 

Clifford, lb 5 i 2 16 i 

Lawlis, 3b s o 2 I 

Purington, c.f 412000 

Tilton, r.f 300000 



O'Neil, 2b 5 o i 2 

Urquhart, p 5 i 2 i 6 I 

Totals 42 9 IS 27 14 4 

Daetmouth 

ab e bh po a e 

Morey, 2b 5 o 2 2 I 

Daley, r.f 511000 

Emerson, l.f 4 o i i o i 

Donahue, ss 2 2 l 3 o 

Hoban, ib 4 i i 13 o i 

Luhman, c.f i o o i 

Twitchell, c.f 300210 

Rollins, 3b 4 I I 2 

Gammons, p i o o i 

Olsen, p 3 o o s 

Steen, c 3 i 7 

*Alcock I o o o o 

Totals 36 4 5 27 14 4 

*Batted for Steen in ninth. 

Innings I 2 3 4 S 6 8 9 

Bowdoin 2 o 3 2 o 2 o — 9 

Dartmouth 2 o o o o o o 2 o — 4 

Earned Runs — Bowdoin 4, Dartmouth i. Two- 
Base Hits — Smith, Hoban. Three-Base Hits — 
LawUs, Purington, Wilson, Urquhart. Home Runs 
— Daley. Stolen Bases — Wilson, Donahue. Left on 
Bases — Bowdoin S, Dartmouth 4. Sacrifice Hits — 
Tilton. Hits — Off Gammon, 5 in 3 innings ; off Ol- 
sen, 10 in 6 innings, ist Base on Called Balls — Off 
Gammons i, Olsen i, Urquhart. Hit by pitched 
Ball — Donahue, Purington. Struck Out — By Gam- 
mons, 3 in 3 innings ; Olsen, 3 in 6 innings ; Urqu- 
hart, 9. Wild Pitches — By Urquhart, 2. Time — i 
h. 55 m. Umpire — Pulsifer. 



BOWDOIN, 2 ; VERMONT, 8— APRIL 28 

Lawlis' sluggers couldn't seem to unbend 
the curves of Malcolm, the Vermont Fresh- 
man pitcher, and were defeated by the Green 
Mountain Boys by a score of 8 to 2. Means 
was not as efifective as in the Dartmouth 
game and inexcusable errors by the infield 
helped to swell the score. Weatherill, the 
first man up in the first inning, drew a pass 
and scored on Wilson's drive. With this 
slight lead things looked good for Bowdoin 
until the third, when Vermont made two tal- 
lies. Bowdoin scored again in the sixth, Ver- 
mont getting her other runs in the fifth, sixth 
and eighth. The game was played on Cen- 
tennial Field before a large crowd. 



Bowdoin 

AB I 



Weatherill, ss 2 

Smith, l.f 4 

Wilson, c 2 

Clifford, lb 3 



BH PO 
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Lawlis, 3t> 3 o I i i 2 

Purington, l.f 300201 

Tilton, r.f 3 o o 2 o 

O'Neil, 2b ...2 o i 4 o 

Means, p 3 o o i 5 o 

*Grant i o o o o 

tUrquhart i o o o 

Totals 26 2 3 23 14 5 

*Batted for Tilton in ninth, 
t Batted for Means in ninth. 

University of Vermont 

ab r bh po a e 

O'Dea, 2b 2 i i 2 i o 

Holstein, l.f 401200 

McDonald, c.f 413200 

Williams, 3b 3 I i o i o 

Dutton, lb 3 I I 6 o 

Flahert}', r.f 3 I I 

Stephens, ss 3 i i 

Berry, c 3 2 I 14 2 o 

Malcolm, p 3 i I I ° 

Total 28 8 10 27 5 2 

Innings i 2 3 4 S 6 7 8 9 

Bovvdoin i o o o i o — 2 

Vermont o 2 o 3 2 i — 8 

Earned Runs— Vermont, 3. Runs— Made by 
Weatherill Wilson, O'Dea 2, McDonald, Williams, 
Dutton, Berry 2, Malcolm. Stolen bases — Wilson, 
Weatherill, O'Dea, Dutton. Flaherty. Sacrifice hits 
—Wilson, Clifford, O'Dea, Halstein, Malcolm. 
Stolen bases— Wilson, Weatherill, O'Dea, Dutton, 
Flaherty. Sacrifice hits— Wilson, Clifford, O'Dea, 
Halstein, Malcolm. Two-base Hits — Stephens. 
Three-base Hits— McDonald. Hits— Off Means 10, 
off Malcolm 3. Struck out— By Means 3, by Mal- 
colm 13. Base on balls— Off Means 3, Malcolm 3. 
Hit by pitcher — McDonald, Flaherty. Left on bases 
— Bowdoin 6, Vermont 6. Time of game — 2 hrs. 30 
min. Umpire — J. J. O'Brien. 



Lawlis, 3b 4 o o 3 

Purington, c.f 400210 

Tilton, r.f 400100 

O'Neil, 2b 3 o 2 3 2 

Urquhart, p 3 o 5 2 

Totals 32 4 24 II 10 

University of Vermont 

ab r bh po a e 

O'Dea, 2b 5 i i i 3 o 

Halstein, l.f 4 2 2 4 o 

McDonald, c.f 400201 

Williams, 3b S o i 2 I 4 

Dutton, lb 4 o 8 o 

Flaherty, r.f 4 1 1000 

Stephens, ss 4 o o i i 

Berry, c 4 2 6 2 

Winkler, p 402010 

Totals 38 6 7 24 8 5 

Innings i 2 3 4 S 6 7 8 9 

Bowdoin o o o o o o o — o 

Vermont I I o o 2 i I — 6 

Earned Runs — ^Vermont i. Runs — Made by 
O'Dea, Halstein 2, Flaherty, Berry 2. Stolen bases 
— Halstein, Dutton, Flaherty, Stephens, Purington. 
Sacrifice Hits^Wilson, Halstein, McDonald. Two- 
base Hits— Flaherty. Three-base Hits— Weatherill. 
Double Play— Berry to Stephens. Hits— Off Urqu- 
hart 7, off Winkler 4. Struck out — By Urquhart 4, 
by Winkler 5. Base on balls— Off Urquhart, i. 
Wild pitch — Urquhart. Hit by pitcher— Clifford. 
Left on bases — Bowdoin 5, Vermont 8. Time of 
game — 2 hrs. 25 min. Umpires — Hayes and Win- 
ters. 

The team returned home, Sunday after- 
noon, April 30. They reported excellent treat- 
ment at the hands of both colleges. At Dart- 
mouth they stopped at the Hanover Inn and 
at the Van Ness House in Burlington. 



BOWDOIN, ; VERMONT, 0— APRIL 29 

The second game with the Vermont team 
was held in conjunction with the Maine-Ver- 
mont dual track meet. The contest was re- 
plete with errors on both sides and only the 
excellent boxwork of Winkler prevented Bow- 
doin from scoring. Urquhart pitched a steady 
game, allowing only seven hits. Weatherill 
got two clean hits, one of them a three-bag- 
ger. This, with the two bingoes of Wilson 
and Clifford, was all of the hitting Bowdoin 
did. Winkler played an all-around star game 
for Vermont, getting two hits. 

Bowdoin 

,ab r bh po a e 

Weatherill, ss 4 2 2 2 

Smith, l.f 4 o o 2 

Wilson, c 3 o I 6 o 

Clifford, lb 3 o i 11 i 



M. I. A. A. MEET 

The seventh Annual Meet of the M. I. A. 
A. will be held at Waterville, May 13, only 
one week from to-morrow. Provision has 
been made with the M. C. R. R. to carry at 
least two hundred students from Brunswick on 
the 8 o'clock train, Saturday morning. It is 
hoped that this number of fellows will accom- 
pany the team to a meet which promises to be 
the closest ever held in the State. Reduced 
rates of $1.80 round trip have been obtained 
and the railroad tickets will be good from Sat- 
urday morning until the following Monday. 

The trials will be run ofiE in the morning 
at ten o'clock and the finals will begin at two 
in the afternoon. Let a lot of fellows take 
advantage of the low rates and back up the 
team ! ! 



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BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



WALTER A. FULLER, 1912 Editor-in-Chief 

DOUGLAS H. McMURTRIE, 1913 Managing Editor 
HAROLD P. VANNAH, 1912 Alumni Editor 

Associate Editors 

W. A. MacCORMICK, 1912 F. D. WISH, Jr., 1913 

L. E. JONES. 1913 F. K. ALLING. 1914 

V. R. LEAVITT. 1913 R. D. LEIGH, 1914 

K. A. ROBINSON, 1914 



H. C. L. ASHEY, 1912 
H. B. WALKER, 1913 



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Now that the plans for 
A Word of Tribute Bowdoin's new gymnasium 
have assumed a definite 
aspect we feel that we should pay high tribute 
for the student body to the one man who has 
done most to work out those plans — Dr. Whit- 
tier. He has seen the idea of a gymnasium 
grow from a vague future dream to a definite 
present reality. 

Two years ago he described vaguely in fig- 
ures of speech our beautiful new gym out by 
the pines ; two weeks ago he pointed out plans 
and figured in dollars and cents. Such a result 
has been to a great extent the result of his 
earnest work in every way. He has talked 
the plan for years ; this spring he spent much 
valuable time in finding out what was best for 
the new gym ; when he had found out he acted 
and we have seen the results. In behalf of 
Bowdoin men we wish to pay this slight trib- 
ute to the earnestness and unselfishness which 
has made the planning of the new gymnasium 
a more lasting honor to Dr. Whittier. 



At its meeting this week 
.Musical Club "B" the Student Council took 

action on the matter of in- 
signia on hats and caps by refusing to allow 
members of the Band and Glee Club to wear 
the initials of their organization with the B 
on hats or caps in the future. With this action 
we heartily agree, not because we wish to dep- 
recate the good work which is being done by 
both of these organizations, but because we 
wish the B on the hat to be a distinctive mark 
of a "B" man. The only value of such insig- 
nia lies in its distinctiveness, which is immedi- 
ately lost in the case of such general use. 
There have been several instances where men 
who have been to a few rehearsals of the band 
or made one or two glee club trips have iirune- 
diately taken it upon themselves to buy a hat 
bearing the M. B. A. Such men do not 
merit such a privilege, but as there seems to 
have been not specified requirements to be met 
in order to earn this right, every man who has 
had any connection with the two organiza- 
tions has been his own judge as to his claim 
to such an honor. While the services of both 
the above mentioned organizations are of 
great value, their insignia, if any, should not 
encroach upon that worn by B men. As it is 
now, the "B" is too common. The action of 
the Student Council is to be coinmended 
heartily for its effect in making the "B" more 
highly prized. 



DELTA UPSILON HOUSE DANCE 

The Bowdoin Chapter of Delta Upsilon is 
holding its annual house dance at the chapter 
house, to-night. The aflfair is in charge of 
the following committee : Harrison M. Berry, 
1911; Lawrence McFarland, 1911 ; Theodore 
W. Daniels, 1912; Edward O. Baker, 1913; 
Samuel W. Chase, 19 14. The patronesses 
are Mrs. F. W. Brown, Brunswick; Mrs. W. 
H. Davis, Brunswick; Mrs. S. S. Thompson, 
Brunswick; Mrs. W. A. Hill, Rockland; Mrs. 
Jennie Bird, Rockland. 

Among the guests present are Mrs. R. H. 
McFarland, Portland; Mrs. B. M. Harmon, 
Portland; Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Hill, Rock- 
land; Mrs. Jennie Bird, Rockland; 
Mrs. George T. Green, Jr., Warren, R. 
I. ; Mr. and Mrs. Chester Kingsley, Augusta ; 
Mr. Walter Hendee, Augusta; Professor and 
Mrs. W. H. Davis, Brunswick; Professor and 
Mrs. F. W. Brown, Brunswick; Mrs. S. S. 



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Thompson, Brunswick; Mr. William E. At- 
wood, 1910, Dixfield; Mr. A. W. Wandtke, 

1910, Augusta; Mr. Earl L. Wing, 1910, 
Kingfield ; Misses Madeline Bird, Dorothy 
Bird, Helen Wise, Vivian Bilhngs, Marie 
Gurdy, Rockland; Misses Mabel Hughes, 
Margaret Day, Alfretta Graves, Sue Win- 
chell, Brunswick; Misses Gladys Berry, 
Marion Swift, Gardiner; Miss Emily Wilbur, 
Warren, R. I.; Miss Dorothy Palmer, Bath; 
Miss Katie Maxim, Wayne; Miss Helen 
Stackpole, Biddeford ; Misses Ethel Withee, 
Nellie Lander, Luella Russell, Farmington ; 
Miss Viola Dixon, Freeport ; Miss Hazel 
Webb, Hallowell; Miss Margaret Burns, 
Saco; Miss Katherine Carr, Frankfort; 
Misses Abbie Harris, Henrietta Crosman, 
Portland; Miss Helen Carmen, Los Angeles, 
Gal.; Miss Ethel Palmanter, Oakland, Cal. 

The delegates from the other fraternities 
are Ernest G. Fifield, 191 1, Delta Kappa 
Epsilon; Fred R. Lord, 1911, Psi Upsilon; 
Charles L. Oxnard, 191 1, Kappa Sigma; 
Frank H. Burns, 191 1, Zeta Psi; Harold K. 
Hine, 191 1, Beta Theta Pi; Arthur C. Gibson, 

1911, Alpha Delta Phi; George W. Howe, 
191 1, Theta Delta Chi. 

Music is furnished by Stetson's Orchestra 
and Morton is the caterer. The guests will 
attend the Maine game to-morrow. 



NOMINATIONS FOR THE BOARD OF OVERSEERS 

In order to fill the vacancies caused by the 
death of two members of the Board of Over- 
seers of the college. Dr. George T. Little, 
Secretary of the Alumni Committee on Over- 
seers, has written to the alumni for nomina- 
tions and has received the following list of 
candidates to be voted upon before June loth 
by the alumni: Herbert M. Heath, '72, A.M., 
of Augusta; Augustus F. Moulton, A.M., of 
Portland; William Edgar Rice, '75, A.B., 
M.D., of Bath; John Andrew Peters '85, 
A.M., of Ellsworth ; Frederick Lincoln 
Smith, '86, A.M., of Philadelphia; Wilbert 
Grant Mallett, '91, A.B., of Farmington; 
Frederick Howard Dole, '97, A.M., of Yar- 
mouth; Reuel Washburn Smith, '97, LL.B., 
of Auburn. 



SUNDAY CHAPEL 

At Sunday chapel. President Hyde showed 
how Love is not easily provoked and how 
many troubles it avoids on that account. A 



bad temper is one of the worst mischief- 
makers in the world. Since it gets us into a 
lot of trouble, we must do all in our power to 
prevent an outburst of wrath. Every time we 
yield to bad temper, we lose friends and make 
enemies. In the professional world of to-day, 
such a temper is a luxury, in which no man 
can afford to indulge. 

Righteous indignation, however, is justi- 
fied. The Scripture does not assert that Love 
and Charity are never provoked, but that they 
do not fly into moods of anger. They 
always consider the other person first. 



SOPHOMOREoFRESHMAN DEBATE 

At a debate between the Freshman and Sopho- 
more classes, held last Friday evening in Hubbard 
Hall the freshmen won the decision by a unanimous 
vote. The question for debate was: Resolved, That 
United States Senators Should Be Elected by a 
Direct Vote of the People. The winning side 
defended the affirmative and the losers.the negative. 
The speakers for 1913 in their order : Merton 
William Greeh, Paul Howard Douglass and Laur- 
ence Alden Crosby. In rebuttal, Douglass led the 
team, being followed by Crosby and Green, and in an 
especially strong speech closed the case. For the 
freshmen, the speakers in order were : Alfred Watts 
Newcombe, Alfred Everett Gray and Elwin Collins 
Gage. These men spoke in the same order in their 
rebuttal and Gage in his rebuttal speech is con- 
sidered to have won the debate for his side. The 
alternates who acted as time keepers were : Charles 
B. Haskell, Jr., for the sophomores, and Richard E. 
Simpson for the freshmen. 

Prof. Davis presided and the judges were : Prof. 
F. E. Woodruff, Prof. C. T. Burnett and Rev. J. H. 
Quint. 

Much credit is due to the coaches of the compet- 
ing teams, William H. Callahan for the freshmen, 
and Harold P. Marston for the Sophomores. The 
members of the Debating Council in charge of the 
arrangements for this contest were : A. Donald 
Weston, '12, Carl B. Timberlake, '12 and Harold P. 
Marston, '11. 



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FOOD FOR THE FANS 

Maine Series 
May 6 — Bowdoin vs. Maine, Brunswick. 
May 6 — Bates vs. Colby, Waterville. 
May 10 — Bowdoin vs. Colby, Brunswick. 
May 10 — Bates vs. Maine, Lewiston. 
May 17 — Maine vs. Colby, Waterville. 
May 20 — Bowdoin vs. Colby, Waterville. 
May 20 — Maine vs. Bates, Orono. 
May 24 — Maine vs. Bowdoin, Orono. 
May 27 — Maine vs. Colby, Orono. 
May 30 — Bowdoin vs. Bates, Lewiston. 
June 2 — Bowdoin vs. Bates, Brunswick. 
June 7 — Bates vs. Colby, Lewiston. 

The last out-of-State trip of the 191 1 baseball 
team was taken this week, when Bowdoin met Tufts 



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and Harvard on their own grounds. A full account 
of these games will be printed in next week's 
Orient. The following men took the trip : Lawlis, 
Capt., Wilson, Clifford, O'Neil, Weatherill, Smith, 
Purington, Brooks, iMeans and Urquhart. 

The baseball teams of Bowdoin, Bates, Maine 
and Colby present a puzzle to the person who at- 
tempts to forecast the State championship. All four 
seem to have the same strength and weakness ; 
namely, strength in batting and weakness in the 
pitching staff. In the games played to date the only 
-'tchers who have shown themselves capable of 
winning a pitcher's battle, are means of Bowdoin 
and Ryan of Maine. 

Means, although only winning one of the five 
games he has pitched, has not been hit hard. He 
let down the sluggers of Brown University with only 
six hits and averages eight hits a game, to date. The 
other pitchers for Bowdoin are doubtful quantities. 
Grant is a good, steady man and with good support 
can be counted upon to pull the team out with the 
long end of the score. Urquhart, who pitched bril- 
liant ball on the Vermont trip, is ineligible for the 
State series, and Means and Grant will probably do 
all the pitching against Bowdoin's Maine rivals. 

Ryan of Maine will be remembered for his excel- 
lent work two years ago when he won his game 
against Harvard. He nearly duplicated this per- 
formance last week when the Crimson won from the 
boys from Orono by the close score of 5 to 4. In 
this game Ryan allowed but five hits and struck out 
seven men. The other members of Maine's pitching 
staff are doubtful quantities and as yet have not 
shown winning form. Ryan will be probably op- 
posed to Means in the game to-morrow and a line 
on their respective ability can be gained at that time. 

Bates has had to develop new pitchers this year. 
Linquist has made the best record for them, pitch- 
ing good ball against the Pilgrims, a Lewiston local 
aggregation. His try-out in that game, however, 
was not sufficient to get a good line on his ability. 
Stinson, the pitcher used against Harvard, was hit 
for 12 safeties in that game, although he showed that 
he has some puzzlers by striking out 8 Harvard 
men. Duvey, the man who pitched against Bow- 
doin in the exhibition game, was touched up for 
fourteen hits. 

McDougall and Taylor will probably do the box 
work for Colby this spring. Harvard connected with 
Taylor's offering for 18 hits last week, and he was 
also hit freely in the Maine-Colby exhibition game. 
McDougall pitched against Boston College but 
showed no exceptional form. Colby looks rather 
weak in the twirling department just at present. 

Behind the bat Wilson of Bowdoin has the un- 
disputed reputation as the best catcher in the State 
and is better than ever this year. Smith, Maine's 
backstop and captain, is above the average of col- 
lege catchers. 

The infields of all four colleges can hardly be 
compared as yet. None of them have shown excep- 
tional form, but a snap judgment would be that 
Bowdoin and Colby have the best supporting sack- 
men. The vulnerable point of the four infields 
seems to be the keystone sack, and shifts have been 
made in this position on two of the four teams since 
the beginning of the season. 

Colby and Bates have heavy hitting outfields, 
while Bowdoin has a trio of as speedy and sure men 



in the outer gardens as she has had in many a day. 
Maine's outfield is average. 

The comparative batting of the teams cannot yet 
be ascertained, but all are capable of piling up a big 
score against an easy pitcher. 

By way of summary, then, there seems to be a 
scarcity of strike-out pitchers and plenty of good 
hitters. Unless Ryan and Means develop, it is a 
safe bet that there will be no shut-out games in the 
series. Bowdoin's chances for winning the cham- 
pionship look as good as any of her Maine rivals. 
The White will at least figure in the final games, 
and with better student support than is usually 
given the team, is likely to carry away the pennant. 

But baseball at best is an uncertain game ; base- 
ball with heavy batting teams is especially uncer- 
tain; the most careful of forecasts is liable to be up- 
set ; and the only safe thing to predict is that the 
Maine series of 191 1 will be one of the most inter- 
esting, most well-matched and hard-fought contests 
in years. And remember, Bowdoin will be in it all 
the time with a hard-working team worthy of the 
college's heartiest support. 



INTERFRATERNITY BASEBALL STARTS 

Two divisions of the teams are made in the 
schedule of the inter-fraternity league. The first 
section contains Beta Theta Pi, Delta Kappa Epsi- 
lon, Zeta Psi, Alpha Kappa Kappa, and Theta Delta 
Chi, while in the second section are Delta Upsilon, 
Phi Chi, Alpha Delta Phi, Kappa Sigma, and the 
non-fraternity nine. The complete schedule follows: 

Saturday, April 29 — Alpha Delta Phi vs. Kappa 
Sigma. 

Monday, May i — Zeta Psi vs. Theta Delta Chi. 
Tuesday, May 2 — Phi Chi vs. Delta Upsilon, Kap- 
pa Sigma vs. Non-Fraternity. 

Wednesday, May 3 — Delta Kappa Epsilon vs. 
Beta Theta Pi. 

Thursday, May 4 — Alpha Kappa Kappa vs. Zeta 
Psi, Delta Upsilon vs. Non-Fraternity. 

Friday, May 5— Phi Chi vs. Alpha Delta Phi. 

Monday, May 8— Theta Delta Chi vs. Alpha 
Kappa Kappa. 

Tuesday, May 9 — Kappa Sigma vs. Delta Upsilon, 
Alpha Delta Phi vs. Non-Fraternity. 

Thursday, May 11 — Zeta Psi vs. Beta Theta Pi. 

Friday, IVlay 12 — Delta Kappa Epsilon vs. Alpha 
Kappa Kappa. 

Monday, May 15 — Kappa Sigma vs. Phi Chi. 

Wednesday, May 17 — Zeta Psi vs. Delta Kappa 
Epsilon. 

Thursday, May 18— Alpha Delta Phi vs. Delta 
Upsilon, Phi Chi vs. Non-Fraternity. 

Friday, May 19— Theta Delta Chi vs. Beta Theta 
Pi. 

Monday, May 22 — Alpha Kappa Kappa vs. Beta 
Theta Pi. 

Tuesday, May 23— Theta Delta Chi vs. Delta 
Kappa Epsilon, 

The opening game in the inter-fraternity league 
was played on the Delta, Saturday afternoon, when 
Kappa Sigma defeated Alpha Delta Phi, 8 to 2. The 
line-ups : 

Kappa Sigma— C, Byles ; p., J. L. Barbour; ib.. 
Snow; 2b., Minott; 3b., Weston; ss., Duffey; If., 
Torrey; c.f., Sylvester; r.f., Skelton. 



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Alpha Delta Phi— C, F. S. Wiggin ; p.. A. L. 
Pratt; ib., Winslow; 2b., Bull; 3b., Towle; ss., C. 
Tuttle; l.f, Hastings, Smith; c.f., E. S. Purington ; 
r.f.. Parkman. 

Score by innings : 

R H E 

Kappa Sigma 2 3 3 o o — 8 12 i 

Alpha Delta Phi o i o i o — 2 s 9 

Theta Delta Chi defeated Zeta Psi, Monday 
afternoon, 10 to 2. The line-ups : 

Theta Delta Chi— C, E. B. Tuttle; p.. Dole; ib., 
Wood; 2b., N. Tuttle; 3b., Brown; ss., Joy; l.f., 
Barton ; c.f., G. W. Howe ; r.f., Nixon. 

Zeta Psi — C, Burns; p., Lewis; lb., Kennedy; 
2b., Badger; 3b., LaCasce; ss., Black; l.f., Bickford; 
c.f., Hussey; r.f., Merrill, Kent. 

Score by innings : 

R H E 

Theta Delta Chi 200500 3 — 10 8 3 

Zeta Psi i o o I — 2 2 5 

Kappa Sigma trounced the Non-Fraternity out- 
fit, 14 to 3, in an ante-breakfast game, Tuesday 
morning. The line-ups : 

Kappa Sigma — C, Byles ; p., J. L. Barbour ; ib.. 
Snow; 2b., Minott; 3b., Weston; ss., Oxnard ; l.f., 
Fox; c.f., Sylvester; r.f., Torrey. 

Non-Fraternity — C, Hubbard ; p., Mitchell ; ib., 
Maloney; 2b., Schwey; 3b., Tupper ; ss., Verrill ; If., 
Keating; c.f.. Coombs; r.f., Knowles. 

Score by innings : 

Kappa Sigma 3 3 i I 4 2 — 14 

Non-Fraternity i o 2 — 3 

Delta Upsilon overwhelmed Phi Chi, Tuesday 
afternoon, to the tune of 27 to 13. The line-ups : 

Delta Upsilon — C, E. Weeks, Marsh ; p.. Page, 
Tufts, L. S. Pratt; ib., Bodurtha; 2b., Busfield ; 3b., 
Berry; ss., Pratt; l.f., Gilbert; c.f.. Weeks; r.f., 
Shackford. 

Phi Chi— C, McNeil; p., Hendee; ib., Regan; 
2b., Sullivan; 3b., Woodman: l.f., Scribner; c.f., Per- 
kins, Bickmore ; r.f., Walker, Perkins. 

Score by innings : 

Delta Upsilon i 7 3 4 9 3—2/ 

Phi Chi o 3 I 8 i— 13 

Beta Theta Pi defeated Delta Kappa Epsilon, 4 
to 2, Wednesday afternoon. The summary : 

Beta Theta Pi— CC, Brummett; p., H. L. Hall; 
lb., Hart; 2b., Ailing; 3b., Gardner; ss., L. T. 
Brown; l.f., Parcher ; c.f., H. K. Hine; r.f., Nason. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon — C, Crosby; p.. Savage; 
lb., Devine; 2b., Hichborn ; 3b., Holt; ss., Hughes; 
If., Allen ; cf., Cunlifife ; rf., Saunders. 



CALENDAR 

Friday, May s 
8.30 Delta Upsilon House Dance. 

Saturday, May 6 
2.30 Bowdoin vs. Maine, Whittier Field. 

Sunday, May 7 
10.45 Morning service in the Church on the Hill, 

conducted by Rev. J. H. Quint. 
5.00 Sunday Chapel, conducted by President Hyde. 

Monday, May 8 
4.00 Interfraternity Baseball — Theta Delta Chi vs. 
Alpha Kappa Kappa. 



7.00 Address by F. P. Valentine : Opportunities for 
College Men in Public Service Corporations, 
Hubbard Hall. 

Tuesday, May 9 
Interfraternity Baseball. 
6.00 Alpha Delta Phi vs. Non-Fraternity. 
4.00 Kappa Sigma vs. Delta Upsilon, 
Wednesday, May 10 
4.00 Bowdoin vs. Colby, Whittier Field. 

Thursday, May ii 
4.00 Interfraternity Baseball — Zeta Psi vs. Beta 
Theta Pi. 

Friday, May 12 
4.00 Delta Kappa Epsilon vs. Alpha Kappa Kappa. 



dollcQC IFlotes 

The Massachusetts Club is planning an outing 
down the bay some time late this month. A base- 
ball game and a clambake will be among the attrac- 
tions, and it is hoped that several out-of-state sub- 
freshmen will attend. 

Mr. McConaughy is to speak at the Abbott School, 
Farmington, Sunday. 

Coach Norton has recovered from his illness and 
is with the team again. 

Many from college were present at the Pop Con- 
cert given for the Town Library, Monday night. 

A large band left the campus to go to the Bangor v^ 
fire on the midnight Sunday, and returned Monday 
morning. 

Wednesday, the Examining Conimittee of the 
Boards of Trustees and Overseers visited the col- 
lege. 

The students are glad to hear that none of the 
Bangor fellows here suflfered the loss of his home in 
the big fire. 

May 17 and 18 there will be a meeting of promi- 
nent deans and administrative officers here. Dean 
Fenn, of Princeton, will be the principal speaker. 

The Library has recently added a contemporary 
copy of the "Acts and Laws" of the General Court 
of Massachusetts, in which the charter of Bowdoin 
College is given. 

Mr. F. P. Valentine, General Traffic Manager of 
the New England Tel. & Tel. Co., will give an v, 
address in Hubbard Hall, at seven o'clock on Mon- 
day evening. May 8th, on "Opportunities for College 
Men in Public Service Corporations." 

The committee to hear the trials of the Alexan- 
der Prize Speaking is made up of the following 
men of the faculty; Prof. Mitchell, Prof. Davis 
and Mr. Stone. Prof. Mcllwain, Prof. Nixon and 
Mr. Evans have been chosen to hear the Commence- 
ment parts. 

From the following men, who will speak Friday, 
the Freshman Class is to choose ten to compete in 
the trials of the Alexander Prize Speaking Contest: 
C. A. Brown, R. L. Buell, W. H. Cunliffe, Jr., G. F. 
Eaton, W. H. Farrar, E. C. Gage, F. T. Garland, A. 
E. Gray, M. W. Hamblen, R. D. Leigh, P. D. 
Mitchell, R. A. Munroe, A. W. Newcombe, H. A. 
Nichols, C. L. Russell, R. E. Simpson, E. H. Snow, 
and E. Sylvester. 



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Hlumni Bepattment 

'6i. — The Class of 1861 has lost a loyal 
classmate and staunch friend in the death of 
Gen. Stephen H. Manning, who died at his 
Lewiston home, Wednesday, April 27. Not 
only have his classmates suffered a great 
loss, but the many friends of this ardent sup- 
porter of the Union must also undergo a great 
misfortune. 

Gen. Manning was born in Lewiston in 
1834, the son of Samuel and Susannah Man- 
ning, two of the early settlers of the city. He 
was prepared for college at the Lewiston Falls 
Academy, entering Tufts College in 1857. At 
the completion of his Sophomore year, he 
joined the Junior Class at Bowdoin, thence 
graduating in 1861. The call to arms reached 
the college before graduation, but Gen. Man- 
ning secured leave to enlist as a volunteer, at 
the same time receiving his degree. 

The career of Gen. Manning in the army 
was one marked by renown and distinction. 
Enlisting as a private in tlie spring of 1861, 
he was mustered out with the rank of Briga- 
dier-General, October 5, 1866. During his 
service, he was rapidly promoted as a reward 
for his bravery and ability. His conduct of 
the quartermaster's department won the com- 
mendation of the superior officers with the ul- 
timate honor of rank as General. 

After being mustered out of the service at 
his desire. Gen. Manning entered business first 
in Baltimore and later in Wilmington, N. C. 
Here he made a host of friends in spite of the 
fact that the last traces of the rebellion were 
not yet removed from these Southerners. 
Nevertheless, he was esteemed so highly in 
the county of Hanover, in which the city of 
Wilmington is located, that for sixteen years 
he, a Northerner, was sheriff, an office jeal- 
ously guarded and sought for by Southerners. 

At the end of sixteen years of worthy ser- 
vice in this position, Gen. Manning returned 
to Lewiston to live comfortably and peace- 
fully during his old age. Gen. Manning 
married Miss Sarah Walker of Rumford, and 
the union was one of harmony and happiness 
during her life, her death occurring fourteen 
years ago. With the eminent courage that 
marked his public career, he bore his public 
grief like the hero he was in all vicissitudes. 

The surviving Maine heroes of the war 
will miss Gen. Manning greatly, so well was 
he known and so much was he loved. At the 
annual meetings of the 5th Maine Regiment 
at Peak's Island each summer, he was always 



affairs of the regiment. He was a member 
of the Custer post of Lewiston, and has 
served as its commander. Gen. Manning was 
also a leading figure in the Loyal Legion. 

"General Manning was a favorite in and 
out of his class. His social qualities, his 
genius of good fellowship, his unblemished 
character and his quaint habit of thought and 
expression made him an unforgettable and 
lovable factor in undergraduate life." 

'89. — William Morrell Emery, city editor 
of the Fall River News, is a candidate for the 
office of librarian of the Mllicent free library 
of Fairhaven. The position of librarian has 
JList been made vacant by the resignation of 
Drew B. Hall, '99, who has been appointed 
librarian of the SomerviUe Free Public 
Library. Mr. Emery has been reporter and 
editor on Lowell, Providence, and New Bed- 
ford papers, besides contributing to various 
weekly publications. Mr. Emery is consid- 
ered by his friends to be especially fitted by 
education and training for the position of 
librarian. In 1892, he received the degree of 
M.A. from Bowdoin. 



Gift for New Athletic Building 

A single donor has given ^25,000 to erect 
an athletic building in memory of Gen. Thomas 
W. Hyde to be called the Gen. Thomas W. 
Hyde Athletic Building. This building will be 
connected with, and for practical purposes, be 
a part of, the new gymnasium. Of the $100,000 
required for the combined gymnasium and 
athletic building the following sums are already 
assured : 
For the Gen. Thomas W. Hyde Athletic 

Building $25,000 

From Mr. George F. Bowdoin 10,000 

From Alumni and friends 12,000 

From Students of the College 8,000 

From Students of the Medical School 1,000 



Total 



$56,000 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE 

MEDICAL DEPARTMENT. 

The Ninety-first Annual Course of Leiftures will begin 
Thursday, October 13, 1910, and continue to June 21, igii. 

Four courses of lecftures are required of all who matricu- 
late as first-course students. 

The courses are graded and cover Ledlures, Recitations, 
Laboratory Work and Clinical Instru(5lion. 

The third and fourth year classes will receive their entire 
instruftion at Portland, where excellent clinical facilities will 
be afforded at the Maine (ieneral Hospital. 

For catalogue, apply to 

ALFRED MITCHELL, M.D., Dean. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XLl 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, MAY 12, 191 1 



NO. 6 



EVERYBODY UP TO WATER VILLE 

To-morrow morning at 8 o'clock a track 
team composed of thirty men will go to Water- 
ville to represent Bowdoin in the annual State 
Meet. In order to make the fight which is 
necessary to win the meet this year, such a 
team must be backed up by every Bowdoin 
man. The faculty have granted a holiday and 
since the last issue of the Orient, lower rail- 
road rates have been obtained. A rate of $1.50 
round trip will be charged, the tickets being 
good for Saturday only, and the rate of $1.80 
round trip tickets being good from Saturday 
until the following Monday. Under such con- 
ditions not a man can afford to miss a meet 
which promises to be the best ever held. So. 
everybody take it upon himself to board the 
morning train and journey to Waterville to 
push the team on to victory for Bowdoin. 



BOWDOIN, S; TUFTS, 3— MAY 3 

In a game featured by the good work of 
the opposing pitchers, Means and Smith, Bow- 
doin defeated Tufts by a magnificent batting 
rally in the seventh and eighth innings. The 
game was played with a gale blowing across 
the diamond and with the temperature several 
degrees below baseball weather. This fact 
accounts for the numerous errors charged to 
both teams. 

Means allowed only three scattered hits, 
none of them counting in the score and pulled 
out of several bad holes caused by errors be- 
hind him. Smith of Tufts pitched a fine 
game, also, and allowed only six hits. Both 
pitchers had good strike-out records. Means 
retiring 12 Medford men in this way, and 
Smith, 14 Bowdoin batters. Bowdoin's hits 
were bunched well, all but one being made 
in the seventh and eighth. The game was 
played on the Tufts athletic field at Medford. 



Weatherill, ss 5 

Smith, l.f 4 

Wilson, c 4 

Clifford, lb 4 

Lawlis, 3b 4 

Purington, c.f 4 

Brooks, r.f 4 



O'Neil, 2b 4 1 o o 

Means, p 4 o o i 7 o 

Totals 27 5 7 *26 11 6 

*Martin out for bunting on 3d strike. 

Tufts 

ab r bh pc a e 

Quakers, 3b 5 o i o o 

Roberts, 2b 4 o o 2 4 

E. Martin, c.f 2 3 o i o 

Hooper, l.f 000000 

H. Martin, l.f ^4 i i 

McKenna, ib 3 i o 7 i 

R. Smith, p 4 o I o 

Dickinson, r.f 3001 10 

Bennett, c 4 o 15 o 

Proctor, ss 4 o o i 

Totals 22 3 3 27 5 2 

Innings i 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 

Bowdoin o o o 3 2 — 5 

Tufts I o o 2 — 3 

Earned Runs — Bowdoin, 2. Two-base hits — 
Smith, Wilson. Stolen bases— Weatherill, Clifford, 
Purington 2, E. Martin 3, Hooper, Bennett. Sacri- 
fice hits — Quakers, Roberts, Dickinson. Base on 
balls — Off Means 4. Struck out — By Means 12, by 
Smith 14. Umpire— O'Reilly. Time— 2 hrs. 



BOWDOIN, ; HARVARD, 3— MAY 4 

Bowdoin's inability to hit Capt. McLaugh- 
lin of Harvard, resulted in a shut-out game at 
Cambridge last week. Harvard's three runs 
were made by comhinations of hits and errors 
in the second, third, and eighth innings. 
Urquhart worked steadily throughout the 
game and was not hit hard by the Crimson 
batsmen. The infield played good ball and 
executed a fast double play, O'Neil to Lawlis. 
Aside from the scoring innings the Harvard 
batsmen were retired almost in order. The 
contest was held on Soldiers' Field, Cam- 
bridge. 

Bowdoin 

ab r bh po a e 

Weatherill, ss 3 o i o i 2 

Smith, l.f 3 o I o 

Wilson, c 3 o 7 

Clifford, lb 4 i 5 i i 

Lawlis, 3b 3 o I 2 

Purington, c.f 200001 

Brooks, r.f 300400 

O'Neil, 2b 3 o 2 3 

LTrquhart, p 3 o o 2 i o 

Totals 27 3 *23 6 4 



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Harvard 

ab r bh po a e 

Rogers, r.f 402200 

Desha, ss 4 i 2 i 2 o 

Potter, 2b 4 o S 2 

McLaughlin, p 401020 

R. CHfford, c.f 4 I o o 

Wigglesworth, l.f 300220 

Hann, ib 2 i 7 o 

Coon, 3b 2 o I 3 2 I 

Reeves, c 3 i o 7 3 

Totals 30 3 7 27 13 I 

*WiggIesworth out for crossmg batter's box. 
Score by innings... 123456789 

Bowdoin o o o o o o — 

Harvard i i o i x — 3 

Earned Runs — Harvard i. Stolen bases — Desha, 

McLaughlin, Clifford, Coon. Sacrifice Hits— Hann. 

Base on balls— Off Urquhart i, off McLaughlin 3. 

Struck out — By Urquhart 6, by McLaughUn 6. 

Double plays— O'Neil, Lawlis ; Wigglesworth, Potter ; 

Desha, Potter, Ham. Hit by pitcher— Purington. 

Wigglesworth. Umpire — King. Time — 2 hrs. 



BOWDOIN, 7; U. OF M., 6— MAY 6 

In one of the most exciting games ever 
pulled off on Whittier Field, Bowdoin shoved 
the winning run over in the last half of the 
ninth inning last Saturday, and sent Maine 
home defeated by a score of 7 to 6. Both 
pitchers were effective, but Bowdoin's scores 
came as a result of bunching of hits. 

"Pewt" Purington was the hero of the day 
and by two beautiful drives to deep left, one in 
the first, and one in the eighth, brought in five 
runs. Clifford also was able to solve Ryan's 
puzzlers, getting two hits. 

The Maine infield worked very smoothly 
and Ryan in the box, aside from the unlucky 
innings, retired his opponents in I, 2, 3 order. 
Means pitched a good game, despite his injury 
of the day before, and steadied down in the 
eighth and ninth innings and kept the Orono 
lads from getting away with the game. 

Bowdoin started things with a rush in the 
first inning when Wilson walked, stole second 
and came home on Clift'ord's single to centre. 
Ryan hit Lawlis, the next man up, and then 
Bowdoin's "Tris Speaker" cleared the bases 
with a two-bagger, making the score 3 to o. 

In the third after Scales was thrown out at 
the plate on a frustrated attempt at a double 
steal, Fulton who had reached first on an error 
and was advanced to second, on Scales' at- 
tempt to steal, came in on F. Cobb's single. In 
the sixth, Maine made two more runs on 
Daniels' wild throw to third, and in the same 
inning took the lead when Ryan's two-bagger 
scored Abbott. 



Again in the seventh, a three-base hit by 
Scales and a sacrifice fly by Fulton, gave the 
visitors another tally. 

But Capt. Lawlis' men earned the title of a 
fighting team when in the eighth with two men 
out and one on base, Clifford hit safe, Lawlis 
walked and Purington laced out his second 
timely drive which emptied the bases and gave 
Bowdoin the lead 6 to 5. But after the game 
was thus stowed away for the second time, 
Maine evened things up in the ninth when Bob 
Weatherill misjudged an infield fly and 
Scales came home. 

With the last of the batting order up, Bow- 
doin supporters were settling down to watch 
an extra inning contest ; but Daniels, who 
made his debut in a Bowdoin uniform that 
afternoon, the first man up, hit a nice single 
over third. He was advanced to second on a 
fielder's choice which placed Means- on first. 
Weatherill, next man up, laid down a nice 
bunt which put Daniels on third. Smith hit 
a grounder to Abbott and Daniels with a 
pretty slide, beat the ball to the plate and the 
game was won. 

Wilson and Smith put up an excellent exhi- 
bition behind the bat and held the runners 
close to the bases. Wilson filched the only 
base of the contest. Daniels fitted in well in 
O'Neil's place at second. The team's weak- 
ness in base-running seems to be remedied and 
the main trouble was with the infield fielding. 
With a few shifts. Coach Norton plans to fix 
this matter up, however. 

A fair-sized crowd was present, including 
the band and the cheering was good. 

Bowdoin 

ab r bh po a e 

Weatherill. ss 4 o o 3 2 i 

F. Smith, l.f 210200 

Wilson, c 4 I 6 2 

Clifford, lb 4 2 2 12 i 

Lawlis, 3 b 2 2 o I I 2 

Purington, c.f 402000 

Russell, r.f 4 o o i 

Daniels, 2 b 4 i i 2 3 I 

Means, p 4 o o 4 

Totals 32 7 5 27 13 4 

University of Maine 

ab r bh po a e 

R. Smith, c 5 o i 5 i 

Scales, r.f 4 i 2 o 

Fulton, c.f 3 2 I o 

F. Cobb, 3 b 5 i 2 3 2 i 

.'\bbott, 2 b 5 I I I 5 

Bearce, ib 4 I 11 o o 

Ryan, p 4 0. 2 " i 



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Phillips, l.f 4 

H. Cobb, ss 4 



Totals 38 6 II *2S II 2 

* Winning run made with one out. 
Score by Innings 123456789 

Bowdoin 30000003 i — 7 

Univ. of Maine 00100310 I — 6 

Earned runs — Bowdoin 3, Maine 2. Two base 
hits — Purington, Ryan, Scales. Three base hits — 
Scales. Purington. Stolen bases — Wilson. Sacrifice 
hits — Weatherill, Scales, Fulton. Base on balls — off 
Means i, off Ryan 3. Struck out — by Means 5, by 
Ryan 5. Hit by pitcher — Lawlis. Umpire — John 
O'Brien. Time — i hr. co min. 



BOWDOIN, 4; COLBY, 0— MAY 10 

Bowdoin won the second game of the State 
series, Wednesday afternoon, when Colby was 
shut out by a score of 4 to o. From a Bow- 
doin standpoint it was the most satisfactory 
game of the season thus far. Woodcock, a 
twirler wlio heretofore had not been reckoned 
with, pitched a nice game, allowing only six 
hits and having excellent control. The team 
fielded behind him in fine shape, playing fast, 
inside baseball, the errors being all the results 
of difficult chances. At the bat the team hit 
well and consistently and had it not been for 
poor work on the bases would have scored 
more than four tallies. 

Colby started the game with MacDougall 
in the box, but he was replaced by Burroughs 
in the fifth. The "White" sluggers were be- 
ginning to take kindly to his curves when he 
was injured. While receiving a throw at first, 
standing on the base line, Purington, the run- 
ner, ran into him and sprained his ankle. Mac- 
Dougall finished the game in the box. The 
fielding of the visitors was ragged and extra 
bases were repeatedly the results of careless 
throwing on their part. 

Bowdoin's runs were made in the third and 
fourth. Daniels laced out a two-bagger with 
one down in the third and came in on error by 
the third baseman. In the fourth, Squanto hit 
safe, stole second, went to third on a passed 
ball and came home on a wild pitch. In the 
same inning with one out, Lawlis drew a pass 
and raced home on Purington's two-bagger. 
"Pewt" stole third and came in on Russell's 
single. Daniels flied out and Woodcock got a 
single. Weatherill ended the inning with a 
fiy to Sturtevant in deep left. 

In the eighth with one out, Lafleur reached 
first on a hard grounder which Bob Weatherill 
failed to handle. Sturtevant followed with a 
single. Bowker, the next man up, hit to left. 



Russell threw to the plate and Squanto receiv- 
ing the throw ran out to third, tagged Sturte- 
vant who was forcing Lafleur off third and 
then threw to Clifford at the plate, catching 
Lafleur easily. This was one of the fielding 
features of the game and showed what 
"heady" ball Coach Norton's men are playing 
now. In the ninth another one of the fastest 
plays ever pulled off on Whittier Field, was 
executed with a man on third and first. Wil- 
son threw to Weatherill on the second bag and 
with a quick return Good was caught at the 
plate. Lawlis made a neat pick-up stop of a 
grounder in the fifth. 

O'Brien did good work with the indicator 
with a number of close decisions. A good 
mid-week crowd was present and the day was 
all that could be desired. 

BOWDOIN 

AB R BH PO A E 

Weatherill, ss 3 o o 2 4 i 

Smith, l.f 3 I o o 

Wilson, c 4 I 2 7 4 I 

Clifford, lb 4 o 13 

Lawlis, 3b 3 I I 2 2 I 

Purington, cf 3 i 2 2 i 

Russell, rf 3 2 i i i 

Daniels, 2b 4 i i o I 

VV oodcock, p 3 o I o 3 

30 4 10 27 16 4 

Colby 

ab r bh pc a e 

Sturtevant, If., c 4 o i 2 2 

Bowker, 3b 3 o i 3 2 4 

Good, c, p ..4 o I I 2 o 

Reed, lb 4 o i 9 3 

Vail, rf 4 o I 2 

*MacDougall, p i o 

Burroughs, cf 3 o 4 4 i 

Harlow, ss 3 o i i 2 

Clukey, cf 2 o 2 o 

MacDougall, p i o 

Lafleur, 2b 3 o o 3 I 

32 6 24 13 7 
*Went in to pitch after being replaced by Bur- 
roughs. 

Innings i 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 

Bowdoin o o i 3 o o o o — 4 

Colby o o o — 

Two-base hits — Daniels, Purington. Three-base 
hit — Wilson, Sacrifice hits — Purington, Russell, 
Burroughs. Stolen bases — Weatherill, Smith, Wil- 
son (2). Double plays — Purington, Wilson and 
LawHs; Russell, Wilson and Clifford; Reed, Bur- 
roughs and Bowker. Left on bases — Bowdoin 7, 
Colby 6. Hits — Off MacDougal, 6 in 4 innings; off 
Burroughs, 3 in 3 2-3 innings ; off Good i in 1-3 
inning. Base on balls — Off MacDougal. 2. Struck 
out — By Woodcock. 6. Hit by pitched ball — Bowker, 
Smith. Wild pitch— McDougall. Passed ball- 
Good I. Umpire — John O'Brien. Time — i hr. 35 
min. 



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THE BOWDOIN ORIENT 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



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,,, . ., „ . . The makers of the "dope 

ine ineei ^^^^^ results of the meet at 

Waterville to-morrow. So far as we can see 
their results are bound up in "ifs" and Bow- 
doin goes up with no unequal chance for the 
meet. Two months ago we heard everywhere 
that we had no track team at all, while to-day 
we have thirty good men and true, not famed 
champions to be sure, but hard-working Bow- 
doin fighters. When we sent a team to Water- 
ville four years ago with all the odds on paper 
against us, we lost by a fraction. Let every 
Bowdoin man be on hand there to-morrow to 
back up a team which has the Bowdoin grit to 
turn a paper defeat into an actual victory. 



_ ^. ^, The primitive man delights 

Decorating the -^ ^^-^^^ ^^^^^^_ ^^he 

Campus j^Qj.^j^ American arrayed 

himself for battle with an embellishment of 

gaudy paints. The savages of Australia and 



Africa, the barbarian races of the world from 
time immemorial, have sold their birthrights 
for messes of flaming dies and staring stuffs. 
And so to-day we who are termed the young 
barbarians of the land, as we linger in the 
stage between imbecility of infancy and the 
civilization of maturity, gain a rare pleasure 
from the artistic tastes of our managers and 
advertising agents. We rejoice to see posters 
of brilliant hues and startling messages nailed 
to the campus trees. We greet them glee- 
fully as we rush to breakfast in the morning. 
Our fond gaze falls upon them as we issue 
from chapel, and as we pass to and fro intent 
upon the labors of the day ; and at eventide, as 
the long shadows of the chapel towers fall up- 
on the observatory and the pines beyond, 
regretfully we mark them fading into the twi- 
light. They are indeed a source of much joy 
to us who are undergraduates. But it is pos- 
sible that our alumni, our faculty, and our 
friends who visit us here, may not take a sim- 
ilar pleasure in those bright productions. It 
is also possible that bulletin boards were meant 
to present such art treasures to the gaze of an 
admiring world. 

We have a Student Council, which has been 
diligently seeking immortality by the original- 
ity of its ways, and which is deserving of the 
veneration of all of us. Yet we dare to think 
that it could strengthen its position even more, 
and we would suggest that in making its last 
wild grasp at fame it publish an edict relegat- 
ing all posters to the bulletin boards, which 
edict shall be unchangeable as the laws of the 
Medes and Persians. Then in pace requiescat. 

RESULTS OF TENNIS TOURNAMENT 

For the last two weeks the tennis tourna- 
ment to determine the members of this year's 
team, has been in progress. The two men who 
reached the finals made the team, the winner 
being second man and the loser third man. The 
fourth man was decided by matches between 
the players previously defeated by the players 
in the final round. 

In the preliminary round McCormick beat 
Tuttle 6-1, 6-1; Nixon beat Fifield 6-2, 6-3; 
Curtis beat Burleigh 6-2, 6-0; Briggs beat Tor- 
rey 6-1, 6-0; Dole beat Burns 6-4, 10-8. 

In the first round Hichborn beat Haskell 
6-1, 6-2; Merrill beat Gardner 6-4, 6-4; 
Hastings beat Slocum 13-11, 2-6, 8-6; McCor- 
mick beat Nixon 6-1, 6-0; Curtis beat Nichols 
6-4, 6-1 ; Partridge beat Greene 6-1, 6-1 ; 



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Brummett beat Wilson 6-0, 6-2 ; Briggs beat 
Dole 7-5, 6-3. 

In the second round Hichborn beat Mer- 
rill 3-6, 6-0, 6-0 ; McCormick beat Hastings 
6-2, 6-2; Partridge beat Curtis 6-1, 6-2; Briggs 
beat Brummett 8-6, 1-6, 7-5. 

In the semi-finals McCormick beat Hich- 
born, 2-6, 9-8, 7-5 ; Partridge beat Briggs 6-2, 

7-5- 

In the finals McCormick beat Partridge 
10-8, 6-4, 5-7, 1-6, 8-6. 



M. I. A. A. MEET 

The seventh Annual Track Meet of the M. I. A. 
A. opens to-morrow morning at Waterville under 
conditions that bid fair to make the meet the closest 
track contest that has ever been held in the State. 
For the first time in history the outcome of the- meet 
is absolutely in doubt ; no one college seems to have 
any decided advantage. Maine and Colby both go 
into the meet confident of victory. The records of 
their dual meet last Saturday only strengthen their 
confidence. Bates, with a well balanced team and the 
remarkable showing of last season to encourage 
them, forms a factor that must be reckoned with, 
while Bowdoin, with no stars and no brilliant pre- 
season records will send to Waterville a team of 
thirty hard-working, hard-playing men, filled with 
the spirit that has accomplished so much in the past. 

The most notable figure in the sprints, perhaps, 
is Captain Nardini, of Colby. In last Saturday's 
dual meet Nardini captured first place in both the 
100 and 220 yard dashes. Bowdoin's principal entry 
in the century is McKenney, while Mayo, of Bates, 
and Deering, of Maine, must be reckoned with. In 
the 220, Nardini's time of 23 seconds in Saturday's 
meet looks good. Bowdoin, however, puts forward 
a hard man to defeat in E. B. Smith, and Duvey, 
of Bates, a relay star, may upset calculations. 

The quarter mile is regarded as a toss-up be- 
tween Walker, of Maine (last year's M. I. A. A. 
winner) and Holden, of Bates (if the latter runs). 
Haskell, of Bowdoin, has done the distance in good 
time. The 880-yard race is generally conceded to 
Holden, of Bates, who established a record of 1.56 
at last year's state meet. Emery, of Bowdoin, Gates, 
of Colby, and Morris, of Maine (first and second in 
last Saturday's dual meet) will divide the other 
points. 

In the distance runs we have Houghton, of 
Maine, Hall, Emery, and Skillin, of Bowdoin, and 
Holden, of Bates. The two-mile looks like Maine 
with two such men as Powers and Houghton, 
although Bowdoin e.xpects much of Hall. Powers 
won the event Saturday with a time of 10 minutes 
and 3 seconds. 

Bates looks to Blanchard for two firsts in the 
hurdles. Blanchard took first in the high hurdles 
last year and second in the low event. The other 
probable point winners are Vail, of Colby, Smith 
and Hammond, of Maine, and Wiggin and Jones, 
of Bowdoin. 

The pole vault and high jump appear to lie be- 
tween Maine and Colby, the broad jump seems to be 
between Bowdoin and Bates, Rogers, of Maine, 



with a record of 11 ft. 7 in., leads the field of com- 
petitors in the vault. Herrick, of Colby, who took 
lirst in the high jump last year, still looks good, 
although Bowdoin expects Greene and Pierce to be 
in the running. Greene won the event in the Indoor 
Meet and Pierce took second in the State Meet last 
year. Woodman, of Bates, and St. Onge, of Maine, 
are other good men in this event. The broad jump 
brings out such men as McFarland, of Bowdoin, last 
year's winner with a jump of 21 ft. 9 8-10 inches 
and Holden, of Bates, who actually defeated Mc- 
Farland, but was disqualified. Nardini, of Colby, is 
also formidable in the event, Thompson, of Bates, 
is looked upon as a dark horse in the jump. He 
has done 21 ft. 9 in. 

Of the weight-throwers Maine confidently expects 
Shepherd to outshine everyone. Flis new record of 
121 ft. 9 in. in the discus, which was established 
last Saturday, certainly seems hard to touch, but 
stranger things have happened. Gove, of Bates, has 
thrown the discus 120 feet, and F. Smith and Tib- 
betts (Colby) are strong in this department. The 
shot-put seems to be between Gove and Shepherd, 
who have each put it over 39 feet. Kern, of Bow- 
doin, and Welch, of Colby, will probably also ,figure 
strongly in this. Of the hammer throwers, Hast- 
ings, of Bowdoin, if in form, will make a strong 
bid for first, Hastings, in times past, has thrown 
over 121 feet. Welch, of Colby, Andrews, of Bates, 
and Bearce, of Maine, are the other dangerous men 
in this event. 



BOWDOIN'S VICTORY IN ORATORICAL LEAGUE 
CONTEST 

A large audience filled Memorial Hall on Thurs- 
day evening. May 4, to hear the five orators who 
took part in the second annual contest of the New 
England Intercollegiate Oratorical League. Seldom 
does one have the opportunity to listen to such 
clear, straightforward, and effective speaking as was 
given during the evening. Each man who spoke in 
the contest was a carefully trained and accom- 
plished orator who brought great credit to the col- 
lege which he represented. E. Baldwin Smith, 'li. 
was the winner of the contest and was presented 
with a gold medal ; and W. R. Montgomery of Wes- 
leyan received honorable mention. 

The order of speaking was determined by lot im- 
mediately before the contest, and first place fell to 
Mr. Montgomery. His subject was "The Hope of 
Democracy" and his oration appealed strongly to 
the audience. He showed how our government is 
changing from a representative to a more demo- 
cratic form of government, and pointed out the need 
of educating the people, and especially the children, 
under this form. The widespread establishment 
of playgrounds, the speaker argued, would meet this 
need. 

The second speaker was Morris Jacob Wessel 
of Brown, who spoke on "The Jewish Spirit." He 
discussed the spirit of the Jewish people, past, pres- 
ent, and future, and asserted that both Jews and 
Christians should do all that they can to bring them- 
selves into closer relationship with each other. Mr. 
Wessel was a very attractive speaker. 

The third oration was given by Mr. Smith, the 
winner of the contest. His subject was "A New 
Aristocracy." The theme of his oration was the 



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obligation college trained men ought to feel to make 
their country better. His speaking was very sin- 
cere and effective. One felt he meant every word 
he said. 

Francis M. Fallon followed Mr. Smith. "Beecher 
in England" was his subject. He explained how the 
great Beecher kept back the English people from 
giving aid to the Confederate States during the 
Civil War. 

The contest ended with the oration of Henry 
Smith Leiper of Amherst, who spoke on "China's 
Progress — America's Prejudice." Mr. Leiper's per- 
sonality was most pleasing. He spoke with fervor 
and conviction. His oration was an admirable pre- 
sentation of China's wonderful advance to the front. 
The speaker asserted that the Chinese nation is 
greatly misunderstood. He criticised America's at- 
titude toward the yellow man, and advocated closer 
and more sympathetic relations on the part of the 
United States with this great commercial power 
of the East. 



LEAGUE ELECTED OFFICERS 

The New England Intercollegiate Oratorical 
League elected the following officers for next year, 
at a meeting held here last week : Geo. L. Buck, 
Wesleyan, '13, President; Eugene F. Bradford, Bow- 
doin, '12, Vice-President ; D. H. Kulp, Brown, '13, 
Secretary-Treasurer. 



MEETING OF COLLEGE OFFICERS 

The College Association of Officers, which is 
composed of the administrative officers of Amherst, 
Bowdoin, Brown, Dartmouth, Harvard, Tufts, Uni- 
versity of Maine, Williams, and Yale, is to hold a 
meeting here May 17 and 18. At the meeting, 
which will be informal and the proceedings of 
which will not be accessible to the public, there will 
be a discussion of college policy. Among those in 
attendance will be Dean Hurlbut or Assistant Dean 
Castle, of Harvard ; Dean Jones, of Yale ; Dean 
Emerson, Dartmouth; Dean Olds. Amherst; Dean 
Ferry, Williams ; Dean Stevens, U. of Maine ; Dean 
Wren, Tufts ; Prof. Hayden, Registrar of Tufts, and 
Dean Sills, of Bowdoin. 

Prof. Nichols, of Wesleyan, is president, and 
Prof. Burnett, of Bowdoin, secretary of the asso- 
ciation. 



INTERFRATERNITY BASEBALL 

Interest in the fraternity series has not wavered 
a bit since the schedule was opened. Each nine is 
putting forth all possible efforts to strengthen its 
personnel, and each contest has its full share of 
spectators. 

Thursday morning, May 4, Delta Upsilon 
trimmed the non-fraternity men, 19 to 7. The line- 
ups : 

Delta Upsilon — C, E. Weeks ; p., MacCormick, 
Page; ib., Bodurtha; 2b., Busfield ; 3b., Berry; ss., 
L. S. Pratt; l.f., Gilbert; c.f., D. Weeks; r.f.. 
Marsh. 

Non-Fraternity — C, Hubbard ; p., Verrill ; ib., 
Maloney; 2b., Schwey; 3b., Tupper ; ss., Locke; If., 
Keating; c.f.. Coombs; r.f., Knowles, Fuller. 



Innings : 

R H E 

Delta Upsilon i i 6ii x — ig 14 8 

Xon-Fraternity o i 3 2 i — 7 8 10 

Zeta Psi won its first game in the infraternity 
league, Thursday afternoon. May 4, defeating Alpha 
Kappa Kappa, 14 to 8. The line-ups : 

Zeta Psi — C, Burns ; p., Lewis ; lb., Kennedy ; 
2b., Bickford; 3b., LaCasce ; ss.. Black; l.f,, Kent; 
c.f.. Badger; r.f., Wright, W- F. Merrill. 

Alpha Kappa Kappa — C, Buck; p., G. Johnson, 
Faulkingham ; ib., Paine; 2b., Roberts; 3b., J. John- 
son ; ss., Goddard ; l.f.. Gray ; c.f., H. Johnson, A. 
Johnson ; r.f., A. Johnson, Faulkingham. 

Innings ; 

Zeta Psi 14 o 2 i o x — 17 

Alpha Kappa Kappa 001600 — 7 

Phi Chi defeated Alpha Delta Phi, 20 to 7, Friday 
afternoon. May 5. The line-ups : 

Phi Chi— C, McNeil; p., Hendee; ib., Regan; 
2b., Sullivan;, 3b., Woodman; ss., Moulton ; If., 
Scribner; cf., Perkins; rf.. Walker. 

Alpha Delta Phi— C, Wiggin; p., Pratt; ib., 
Winslow ; 2b., Bull ; 3b., Towle ; ss., Sewall ; If., 
Hastings ; cf., Purington ; rf., Parkman. 

Theta Delta Chi took another game Monday 
afternoon, trouncing Alpha Kappa Kappa, 12 to 3. 
The line-ups : 

Theta Delta Chi— C, E. Tuttle; p.. Dole; ib., 
Howe; 2b., Barton; 3b., Brown; ss., Joy; l.f., Buell; 
c.f., Nixon ; r.f., Dunphy. 

Alpha Kappa Kappa — C, Buck ; p., G. Johnson ; 
lb., A. Johnson; 2b., Roberts; 3b., J. Johnson; ss., 
Goddard; l.f.. Gray; c.f., Paine; r.f., Faulkingham. 

Innings : 

R H E 

Theta Delta Chi 202044 x — 12 3 4 

Alpha Kappa Kappa. 000300 o — 367 

Last Tuesday's games were between Alpha Delta 
Phi and Non-Fraternitv in the morning, and Kappa 
Sigma and Delta Upsilon in the afternoon. The 
-\lpha Delts won, 10 to 2. The line-ups ; 

Alpha Delta Phi— C, Wiggin, Bull; p., Pratt; 
lb., Bull, Wiggin; 2b., Towle; ss., Sewall; l.f.. Park- 
man; c.f., Purington; r.f., Morse. 

Non-Fraternity — C, Hubbard; p., Verrill; ib., 
Genthner ; 2b., Schwey ; 3b., Tupper ; ss., Mitchell ; 
l.f., Knowles; c.f.. Coombs; r.f., Hagar. 

Innings : 

Alpha Delta Phi 5 i 2 2—10 

Non-Fraternity i i — 2 

Delta Upsilon was the victor in a close game by 
the score of 5 to 3. The line-ups : 

Delta Upsilon— C, E. Weeks; p., Pratt; ib., Bo- 
durtha; 2b., Busfield; 3b., Berry; ss., Page; l.f., Gil- 
bert; c.f., D. Weeks; r.f.. Marsh, Shackford. 

Kappa Sigma — C, Byles ; p., Barbour; ib.. Snow; 
2b., Minott; 3b., Clarke; ss., Oxnard; l.f., Weston; 
c.f.. Greenwood; r.f., Torrey, Sylvester. 

■ Innings : i 

R H E I 

Delta Upsilon 2 o o 2 i — 5 6 6 " 

Kappa Sigma o I i I — 3 4 5 



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INTERFRATERNITY LEAGUE STANDING 

Division A 

Won. Lost. 

Theta Delta Chi 2 o 

Beta Theta Pi i 

Zeta Psi i i 

Delta Kappa Epsilon i 

Alpha Kappa Kappa o 2 

Division B 

Won. Lost. 

Delta Upsilon 3 o 

Kappa Sigma 2 i 

Phi Chi I I 

Aloha Delta Phi i 2 

Non-Fraternity 3 



P.C. 
1. 000 
1. 000 
.500 
.000 
.000 



P.C. 
1. 000 
.667 
.500 
■333 
.000 



FOOD FOR THE FANS 

No stolen bases on "Squant" in the State games 
so far. Guess Bowdoin's brilliant backstop has 
taught the other base-runners the eighth command- 
ment. 

Colby's six left-handed batters looked easy for 
Woodcock. He pitched a steady game throughout. 

"Pewt" Purington has three extra baggers in two 
games to his credit. The outfields will have to back 
up some to get his drives. 

Daniels is getting better every game and is hit- 
ting nicely. Russell is also hitting well. 

"Big Bill" Clifford is right in the game every 
minute. That was a pretty play when he covered 
home in the Colby game and caught Roy Good. 

The accident to Burroughs in the Colby game is 
one of a type often misunderstood in the grand 
stand. Purington could not stop to get out of the 
pitcher's way. A runner always has right to the 
base lines. It was not unfair tactics ; it was baseball. 
As stated in the Orient. Linquist is developing 
rapidly as Bates' star twirler. The Lewiston institu- 
tion is looming up in the pennant race. 

Watch Wilson run the bases. He cuts them per- 
fectly, and has pilfered three in the last two games. 

Nine Years of Maine State Championships 
1902 — Bowdoin Establishment of State series. 

1903 — Bowdoin 1906 — Colby 

igo4 — Colby 1907 — Bowdoin 

igos — Bowdoin 1908 — Bowdoin 

1909 — All 4 colleges tied 

1910 — Maine 

1911 — ? 

Standing of Clubs 

Won Lost Percentage 

Bowdoin 2 o 1000 

Bates 2 1000 

Maine o 2 000 

Colbv 2 000 



DRAMATIC CLUB TRIP 



PROGRAM FOR COMMENCEMENT WEEK 

Sunday^ June 18 
The Baccalaureate Sermon by President Hyde, 
in the Congregational Church at 4 p.m. 

Monday^ June 19 

The Alexander Prize Speaking in Memorial Hall 
at 8 P.M. 

Tuesday, June 20 

The Class Day Exercises of the Graduating 
Class in Memorial Hall at 10 a.m., and under the 
Thorndike Oak at 3 p.m. Senior Dance in Memo- 
rial Hall at 9 P.M. 

The Trustees will meet in the Classical Room, 
Hubbard Hall, at 2 p.m. 

The Overseers will meet in the Lecture Room, 
Hubbard Hall, at 7 p.m. 

The annual meeting of the Maine Historical 
Society, in the Lecture Room, Hubbard Hall, at 2 

P.M. 

Wednesday, June 21 

The Graduation Exercises of the Medical School 
of Maine, in the Congregational Church at 9.30 a.m. 
Address by Franklin C. Payson, A.M., of Portland. 

The annual meeting of the Phi Beta Kappa Fra- 
ternity, Alpha of Maine, in the Alumni Room, Hub- 
bard Hall, at II A.M. 

1 1 to 12.30, Tennis matches between teams rep- 
resenting the alumni, faculty and undergraduates. 

The annual meeting of the Alumni Association, 
with buffet lunch, in the Sargent Gymnasium at 
12.30 p.m. 

Out-door presentation of scenes from Twelfth 
Night, by the Bowdoin Dramatic Club, at 3 p.m. 

Illumination of the Campus, and Band Concert 
at 7.30 p.m. 

Reception by the President and Mrs. Hyde in 
Hubbard Hall from 8 to 11 p.m. 

Thursday, June 22 

The Commencement Exercises in the Congrega- 
tional Church at 10.30 a.m., followed by Commence- 
ment Dinner in Memorial Hall. 

The Reunion Trophy, presented by David 
William Snow, Esq., '73, and now held by the Class 
of 1885, will be awarded to the class that secures 
the attendance of the largest percentage of its mem- 
bers. 



The Bowdoin Dramatic Club returned this morn- 
ing from a three days' trip, under the management 
of William Holt. Thev presented their play, "Sweet 
Lavender," at Ellsworth, Tuesday; Bar Harbor, 
Wednesday; and Dexter, Thursday. 



CALENDAR 

Friday, May 12 
7.30 Rally, Memorial Hall. 

Saturday, May' 13 
8.03 Train leaves for Waterville. 
10 a.m. M. I. A. A. Trials, Waterville. 
2.00 M. I. A. A. Meet Finals, Waterville. 

Sunday, May 14 
10.4s Morning Service in the Church on the Hill, 

conducted by Rev. J. H. Quint. 
5.00 Sunday Chapel conducted by President Hyde. 

Monday, May 15 
4.00 Interfraternity Baseball — Phi Chi vs. Kappa 
Sigma. 
Joint cabinet meeting, Y. M. C. A. 



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Tuesday, May i6 
Bowdoin vs. New Hampshire State, Whittier 
Field. 

Wednesday, May 17 
4.00 Interfraternity Baseball — Delta Kappa Epsilon 
vs. Zeta Psi. 

Thursday, May 18 
Interfraternity Baseball. 
6.00 A.M. Phi Chi vs. Non-Fraternity. 
4.00 Delta Upsilon vs. Alpha Delta Phi. 
Track team leaves for Springfield. 

Friday, May 19 
N. E. I. A. A. Trials, Springfield. ^ .yC, 

4.00 Interfraternity Baseball — Theta Delta Chi vs.'. 
Beta Theta Pi. 



Hamblin, Leigh, Munroe, Newcombe, Russell, 
Simpson. 

Mr. Elon G. Borton, National Traveling Secre- 
tary of the Intercollegiate Prohibition Association, 
spoke briefly in chapel yesterday morning and gave 
an informal talk in the Y. M. C. A. Room in the 
evening. 

Mr. F. P. Valentine, general manager of the New 
England Tel. and Tel. Company, spoke in Hub- 
bard Hall, Monday evening, on the opportunities 
open to college men in the public service corpor- 
ations. 

Thursday evening Dr. H. P. Little, of Colby 
College, sometime Fellow of The Johns Hopkins 
University, who has been with the U. S. G. S. in 
field work in the West, gave an illustrated talk 
upon "Glaciers" before the Chemical Club. 



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Track Rally in Memorial Hall at 
7.30 Tonight; Train Leaves for 
Waterville Tomorrow at 8.03 A.M. 
Round Trip, $1.50. 

S. C. W. Simpson, '03, visited the campus over 
Sunday. 

Mitchell, '14. plays the violin for the Methodist 
Church, Sundays. 

A. H. Cole, '11, has spent the past week visit- 
ing friends in Bowdoinham. 

Dr. Whittier will be present at a meeting of the 
athletic officers of New England colleges on May 19. 

Prof. Sills will attend a meeting of the New 
England College Entrance Board on Friday and 
Saturday. 

Many of the fellows attended the plays presented 
by the Knickerbocker Stock Company and Toby 
Lyons recently. 

A joint concert is to be given by the Bates and 
Bowdoin Musical Clubs in the City Hall, Lewiston, 
on Tuesday, May i6th. 

The joint cabinet meeting of the Christian Asso- 
ciation will be held Monday evening. The place 
has not yet been decided upon. 

Joe O'Neil's leg, which was so injured in prac- 
tice as to render him unable to play in the Maine or 
Colby games, is gradually improving. 

The faculty voted that Saturday be a half-holiday 
in appreciation of the money that has been raised by 
the undergraduates for the new gymnasium. 

On the librarian's desk in Hubbard Library is a 
picture containing the members of the Class of 1875 
who attended the Thirty-fifth Reunion held at the 
Domhegan House, Brunswick, last year. 

The ringing of the college bell at seven a.m. is to 
be discontinued, in accordance with a vote of the 
faculty. Also, the bell is henceforth to be rung on 
standard time rather than by the college clock. 

The Freshmen chosen to take part in the trial 
competition for the Alexander Prize Speaking are: 
C. A. Brown, Buell, Cunliffe, Eaton, Farrar, Gray, 



Hlumni Department 

'yy. — Mr. George W. Tillson, formerly 
chief engineer of the bureau of highways of 
Manhattan, has been appointed consulting 
engineer for Brooklyn, with a salary of $8,000. 

'80. — Emery W. Bartlett, Esq., is editor of 
the Los Angeles Examiner, at Los Angeles, 
Cal. 

'02. — A reception was tendered by the 
various organizations of the men and women 
of the Pilgrim Congregational parish, Nashua, 
N. H., Thursday evening of last week, to the 
new pastor. Rev. Daniel I. Gross, and Mrs. 
Gross. Besides the members of the congrega- 
tion, the pastors of every Protestant church of 
Nashua, and scores of church people of other 
denominations attended. The reception was 
held in the chapel of the church which was 
elaborately decorated. 

While a licentiate, Mr. Gross preached at 
Beverly, Mass., but since ordination, he has 
been at Marshfield, Mass., until he began his 
Nashua pastorate last Easter Sunday. 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE 

MEDICAL DEPARTMENT. 

The Ninety-first Annual Course of Leiflures will begin 
Thursday, Oftober 13, 1910, and continue to June 21, 1911. 

P'our courses of lectures are required of all who matricu- 
late as first-course students. 

The courses are graded and cover I^edtures, Reoitationa, 
Laboratory Work and Clinical Instru(5tion. 

The third and fourth year classes will receive their entire 
instru(ftion at Portland, where excellent clinical facilities will 
be afforded at the Maine General Hospital. 

For catalogue, apply to 

ALFRED MITCHELL, M.D., Dtan. 

Brunswick Maine, 1910. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XLI 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, MAY 19, 191 1 



NO. 7 



NEW ENGLAND MEET 

The twenty-fifth annual meet of the New 
England Intercollegiate Association will be 
held to-morrow at Pratt Field, Springfield, 
Mass. The trials were run off this afternoon 
and the finals of the meet will take place to- 
morrow. Bowdoin is represented this year by 
a team of six men who left Thursday morning 
on the eight o'clock train. The men who took 
the trip are: Capt. McFarland, '11, who will 
compete in the broad jump; T. E. Emery, '13, 
who will run the mile; H. W. Hastings, '11, 
who will compete in the hammer throw ; H. 
H. Hall, '13, who is entered in the two-mile; 
J. H. McKenney, '12, who is entered in the 
hundred yard dash ; and C. H. Stevens, 
Medic, who will compete in the discus throw. 
The team was accompanied by Coach B. C. 
Morrill, Manager W. A. MacCormick, '12, and 
Asssistant Manager C. R. Crowell, '13. While 
in Springfield the men will stop at the Clinton 
Hall Hotel. 



TENNIS TOURNAMENT 

The New England tennis tournament at 
the Longwood Cricket Club courts in Brook- 
line begins May 22. Bowdoin will be repre- 
sented by Captain Black and W. A. MacCor- 
mick, '12, in the singles, and Captain Black 
and B. W. Partridge, Jr., '11, as the doubles 
team. 

The Maine Tournament begins here on 
Thursday, May 24. Captain Black, MacCor- 
mick, Partridge, and Hichborn, '11, will enter 
the singles with Black and Partridge, and Mac- 
Cormick and Hichborn as doubles teams. 



BOWDOIN, 6; NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE, 1— MAY 16 

With Urquhart in the box and good sup- 
port behind him, Bowdoin defeated New 
Hampshire State, Tuesday, by a score of 6 to 
I. It was the first home appearance of the 
lanky Freshman twirler and he did himself 
proud, allowing only five scattered hits, strik- 
ing out 8 men and allowing no passes. San- 
born for the visitors weakened in the last part 
of the game and allowed a number of costly 



hits and passes. Brackett, the first man up for 
the visitors, hit safe for two bases, stole third, 
and scored on Wilson's wild throw to Lawlis. 
This was all the scoring done by the New 
Hampshire boys. In the 5th Jones came near 
scoring on a combination of bad throws, but 
was put out at the plate by Clififord. 

Al. Grant distinguished himself both at the 
bat and in the field. He made four pretty 
catches in right, two of which looked like hits. 
He also drove in two runs by nice singles. 
Squanto hit the ball hard, getting three safe 
bingoes out of three times up, one a two-bag- 
ger. The fielding feature for the visitors was 
made by Brackett in the eighth. He made a 
sensational stop of a grounder by Weatherill, 
touched second and threw to first, catching the 
runner. Urquhart fielded his position in good 
shape and ended the game with seven assists 
to his credit. It was fine baseball weather, but 
there was only a small attendance. 

Bowdoin 

ab r bh po a e 

Weatherill, ss 5 o o o o o 

Smith. If 3 I o 2 I 

Wilson, c 3 2 3 g i 2 

Clifford, lb .-■■ 3 I i n o o 

Lawlis, 3b 4 i i i o 

Purington, cf 4 i o i 

Daniels, 2b 3 i i i 

Grant, rf 3 2 4 o 

Urquhart, p 4 o 4 o 7 

Total 32 6 9 27 10 3 

New Hampshire State 

ab r bh po a e 

Brackett, ss 4 4 I 3 2 I 

Kemp, cf ••4 o 3 o o 

Swasey, ib 4 o 11 o 

Welch, c 4 o I 3 I o 

Mixer, rf 3 o o i o 

Reardon, If 3 o i 

Jones, 3b I I 2 I o 

Yates, 2b 3 o i 2 

Sanborn, p 3 o i o 4 i 

Total 29 I 5 24 10 2 

Innings I 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 g 

Bowdoin o o 3 o i 2 o x — 6 

N. H. State i o o o o o — i 

Earned Runs — Bowdoin i. Two-base Hits — Wil- 
son, Brackett, Welch, Reardon. Sacrifice Hits- 
Clifford, Jones. Stolen Bases— Wilson 2, Clifford, 
Lawlis, Purington, Daniels 2, Brackett, Jones. 
Double Play— Brackett to Swasey. Left on Bases— 
Bowdoin, 7; N. H. State, 3. Base on Balls— Off 



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Sanborn, 4. Struck out — By Urquhart, 8; Sanborn, 
2. Umpire — John O'Brien. Time — i hr. 35 min. 

Bowdoin plays Colby to-morrow at Water- 
ville. The same line-up will be used as in the 
New Hampshire game and Woodcock will do 
the slab work. Next Tuesday Capt. Lawlis' 
men will journey to Orono to play the second 
game with the U. of Maine. Means and Ryan 
will oppose each other in the box and the con- 
test promises to be a good one. 



THE TUFTS GAME 



The big out-of-state baseball game occurs 
one week from to-morrow when Bowdoin 
crosses bats with Tufts in Portland. From all 
advance reports this should be one of the fast- 
est college games pulled off in the State of 
Maine this year. In the box for Tufts will be 
Harry Martin, their prize twirler, and consid- 
ered by experts one of the best college pitchers 
in the country this spring. To back up that 
statement is the fact that he has already signed 
a contract with "Connie" Mack to join the 
squad of the world's "champs" at the close of 
college. Urquhart will do the slab work for 
the White and will attempt to duplicate the 
trick of Means a few weeks ago when he let 
down the Medford boys with three hits. These 
two box artists alone should be a big drawing 
card. Tufts is coming to Portland primed to 
wipe out their early season defeat and Lawlis' 
men can be counted on to play the game every 
minute from gong to gong. The management 
has made arrangements with the Maine Cen- 
tral for a $.95 round trip fare and the students 
ought to turn out in a body to see the contest. 
It will be gilt-edged college ball. Don't miss it. 



M. I. A. A. MEET 



Maine 41, Bates 39, Colby 30, Bowdoin 16, 
is the story of the Seventeenth Maine Inter- 
collegiate Track Meet. Maine's well balanced 
team was not sure of its victory till the last 
event when Rogers who won the pole vault, 
besides determining the outcome of the meet, 
broke the state record in that event, clearing 
the bar at 11.20 feet. Two other records were 
broken. In the 440-yard dash Holden of Bates 
won from Walker of Maine in the prettiest 
race of the day in 51 3-5 seconds. Walker 
ran a beautiful race. 

In the discus throwing some rare form was 
seen, the record throw from the 7-foot circle 



being 120.50 feet by Gove of Bates. In the 
trials Gove made one beautiful cast of 130 feet, 
but slipped out of the circle, thereby disquali- 
fying the throw. 

From the spectators' point of view it was 
the most interesting meet ever held in the his- 
tory of the association, for every event was 
hotly contested and the total number of points 
was more evenly divided than ever before. It 
was the universal comment, however, that the 
performances would have been much better if 
they had been run on a better field. It is the 
opinion of the Orient that the Maine meet 
should never be held again on the Colby field 
till a 220-yard straightaway has been built 
there and the track put in better shape. 

However, no one team suffered any worse 
than the others with regard to the condition 
of the field. Added to this is the nuisance of the 
smoke from the locomotives in the Maine Cen- 
tral yards which, rolling in clouds across the 
field, obscured the view of the events, choked 
the contestants, and dirtied the spectators. 

Nardini of Colby, was easily the star of the 
meet, winning three firsts : The lOO-yard 
dash ; 220-yard dash ; and the broad jump. He 
will be heard from at the New England this 
week. 

Bowdoin made a lamentably poor showing 
compared with the past. Bowdoin's best was 
not enough to win this year. 

In the lOO-yard dash McKenney of Bow- 
doin drew the outside lane in the finals. It was 
a wretched place to run and he did well to take 
third. Hastings took Bowdoin's only first — in 
the hammer throw which he won easily. 

The only second places won were by Cap- 
tain McFarland, who took second in the broad 
jump, and Emery who ran second to Strout 
of Maine in the mile. Captain McFarland 
surprised himself and every one else for, on 
account of the injury which he sustained at the 
indoor meet in March when he broke a muscle 
in his leg, he did not expect to place. 

Emery ran a strong race and with two more 
years ahead of him should be a top-notcher 
before he graduates. 

Five thirds fell to Bowdoin: Wilson took 
third in the 880-yard run, Stevens in the dis- 
cus, W. Green in the high jump, McKenney in 
the loo-yard dash, and Hall in the two-mile. 
With more experience every one of these men 
will be able to better his performance consid- 
erably. 

The sentiment about the college is that 
Coach Morrill has done all that could be done 



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with the material he had and that every man 
did his best. The past is secure, the future is 
what Bowdoin men and spirit will make it. 
Below is a summary of the events: 

220 Yard Dash — Nardini, Colby, first; Duvey, 
Bates, second; Shrumpf, Maine, third. 231-5 sec- 
onds. 

220 Yard Hurdles — Blanchard, Bates, first; Smith, 
Maine, second ; Phillips, Maine, third. 26 2-5 sec- 
onds. 

Broad Jump — Nardini, Colby, first; McFarland, 
Bowdoin, second; Holden, Bates, third. 20.15 f^et. 

Discus Throw — Gove, Bates, first ; Shepard, Bates, 
second; Stevens, Bowdoin, third. 120.54 feet. 

Shot Put — Shepard, Maine, first; Gove, Bates, 
second; Shepard, Bates, third. 39.04 feet. 

Pole Vault — Rogers, Maine, first; Herrick, Colby, 
second; Johnson, Bates, third. 11.20 feet. 

One Mile Run — Houghton, Maine, first ; Emery, 
Bowdoin, second; Towner, Maine, third. Four 
minutes, 39 1-5 seconds. 

440 Yard Dash — ^Holden, Bates, first; Walker, 
Maine, second; Bowen, Colby, 51 3-5 seconds. (New 
Record.) 

100 Yard Dash — Nardini, Colby, first; Deering, 
Maine, second; McKenney, Bowdoin, 10 1-5 seconds. 

120-Yard Hurdles — Blanchard, Bates, first ; Smith, 
Maine, second; Woodman, Bates, third; third, 17 3-5 
seconds. 

Half-Mile Run— Gates, Colby, first; Holden, 
Bates, second ; E. Wilson, Bowdoin, third, 2 minutes 
3 4-5 seconds. 

High Jump — Herrick, Colby, first; Kempton, 
Bates, second; Green, Bowdoin, third. Height, 5 feet. 
5 inches. 

Hammer Throw; — Hastings, Bowdoin, first; 
Bearce, Maine, second; Welch, Colby, third. Dis- 
tance, 118.9s feet. 

Two-Mile Run — Power, Maine, first; Whitney, 
Maine, second; H. H. Hall, Bowdoin, third. Time, 
10 minutes, 11 1-5 seconds. 



SIGN FOR YOUR "BUGLES" NOW 

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THE BEST YET ; coming Ivy Day. The edi- 
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whole book a finished product. Every man 
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So sign now J and have your book delivered to 
you Ivy Day morning! ! $1.50 a copy. 



y MASSACHUSETTS CLUB OUTING 

The members of the Massachusetts Club will 
take the 2.10 train for Bath to-morrow. May 20. 
From Bath a launch will be taken for Southport, 
an eight-mile sail down the bay. On arriving in 
Southport a ball game will be in order to furnish a 
good appetite for the clam bake that is to be pro- 
vided by Capt. F. H. McKown. It will be a good 
time all the way and it is hoped that all the mem- 
bers will turn out. 



INTERFRATERNITY BASEBALL 

Since Wednesday, May to, three games have 
been played in the interfraternity series. By trim- 
ming Zeta Psi, 9 to 6, Beta Theta Pi keeps her slate 
clean and is tied for first place in Division A wtth 
Theta Delta Chi. Kappa Sigma added another vic- 
tory to her credit by defeating Phi Chi, 6 to i. Last 
Wednesday afternoon Delta Kappa Epsilon lost a 
close, hard-fought game to Zeta Psi by the score of 
9 to 8, 

The game between Beta Theta Pi and Zeta Psi 
was played Thursday afternoon, May 11. The sum- 
mary : 

Beta Theta Pi — C, Brummett; p.. Archer; ib., 
Burnham; 2b., Ailing; 3b., Gardner; ss., L. Brown; 
If., Hart ; cf.. Hall ; rf., Nason. 

Zeta Psi — C, Burns, LaCasce; p., Lewis; lb., 
Kennedy; 2b., Bickford ; 3b., LaCasce, Burns; ss.. 
Black, Badger; If., Kent; cf., Badger, Black; rf., 
Wright. 
Innings : 

Beta Theta Pi 5 4 o o o — 9 

Zeta Psi i 3 2 — 6 

Kappa Sigma and Phi Chi played Monday after- 
noon. The line-ups : 

Kappa Sigma — C, Byles ; p., Barbour ; ib.. 
Snow; 2b., Clarke; 3b., Duffey ; ss., Oxnard ; If., 
Weston ; cf., Greeenwood ; rf., R. Leigh. 

Phi Chi— C, McNeil, Gould; p., Woodman; ib., 
Sullivan ; 2b., Moulton ; 3b., Hendee ; ss., Gould ; 
Scribner; If., Regan; cf., Scribner, Bickmore; rf., 
Perkins. 

Kappa Sigma o i o o 5 o — 6 

Phi Chi o o I o o — -I 

The Zete-Deke contest proved to be a hard strug- 
gle. The Dekes pushed two men around the circuit 
in the seventh and lost by one run. The summary ; 

Zeta Psi — C, LaCasce; p., Lewis; ib., Kent; 
2b., Badger; 3b., Burns; ss., Bickford; If., Hussey; 
cf., Oram, Black; rf., Merrill, Oram. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon — C, Holt, Crosby; p., Sav- 
age ; lb., Devine ; 2b., Hichborn ; 3b., Wiggin ; ss., 
Holt, Hughes; If., Allen; cf., Haskell, CunUflfe; rf., 
Standish, Hughes. 

Innings ; 

Zeta Psi I 5 2 I — g 

Delta Kappa Epsilon 010500 2 — 8 

The Delta Kappa Epsilon-Alpha Kappa Kappa 
game, which was booked for Friday, May 12, has 
been postponed. 



INTERFRATERNITY LEAGUE STANDING 

Division A 

Won Lost 

Theta Delta Chi 2 o 

Beta Theta Pi 2 o 

Zeta Psi -2 2 

Delta Kappa Epsilon o 2 

Alpha Kappa Kappa o 2 

Division B 

Won Lost 

Delta Upsilon 3 

Kappa Sigma 3 I 

Phi Chi I 2 

Alpha Delta Phi i 2 

Non-Fraternity 3 



P.C. 

1. 000 

1. 000 
.500 
.000 
.000 

P.C. 

1.000 
•750 
■333 
■333 
.000 



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THE BOWDOIN ORIENT 



BOW0OIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



WALTER A. FULLER, 1912 Editor-in-Chief 

DOUGLAS H. McMURTRIE, 1913 Managing Editor 
HAROLD P. VANNAH, 1912 Alumni Editor 

Associate Editors 

W. A. MicCORMICK, 1912 F. D. WISH. Jr.. 1913 

L. E. JONES, 1913 F. K. ALLING. 1914 

V. R. LEAVITT. 1913 R. D. LEIGH, 1914 

K. A. ROBINSON, 1914 



H. C. L. ASHEY, 1912 
H. B. WALKER, 1913 



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No. 7 



The Seniors have assumed 
"i"^ Caps and Gowns the cap and gown for the 
rest of the year. It seems 
to us an admirable custom to be well carried 
out. We have been glad to note that nearly 
every man in the class has appeared in Senior 
garb at chapel and trust to see the number in- 
crease rather than decrease. If half the class 
grow lax in keeping up the custom for the 
next two weeks, the whole efifect is lost. To 
see gowns here and sweaters there in the 
Senior form would be no compliment to the 
dignity of the class. 



The account of the track 
Petty Theft meet of last Saturday in 

one of the state papers was 
cut out on last Monday from the copy in the 
periodical room of the library. We have 
noticed other instances of the same sort 
recently which show that this method of petty 
theft is not entirely past. It seems absurd that 
college men should stoop to clip out an article 



from a paper which could be bought for two 
or three cents. If it has been done thought- 
lessly such carelessness is unpardonable. Arti- 
cles from all save two or three papers will be 
gladly clipped out by the attendant at the libra- 
rian's desk, after they are a day old. Let us 
see no more mutilation of the current news- 
papers. 



THE FEBRUARY QUILL 

The February Quill presents one more bit of 
evidence that there is now going on in our literary 
circles a rehabilitation of the Eighteenth Century. 
Two of the three articles in the number indicate 
that the fervor of romanticism is passing; and the 
third article may be designated not unfairly as typi- 
cal undergraduate realism. 

The author of "The Blue Stockings and Eliza- 
beth Montagu" has gone to the l8th century for 
his materials. In such a gossipy sketch we would 
wish for greater individuality of style as a compen- 
sation for the trivial details related. Aside from 
this we are glad to have so many interesting anec- 
dotes, and to have them in such a convenient form. 

"The Bowdoin Tomb," written in the eighteenth 
century couplet, is a finished piece of verse that 
will appeal peculiarly to Bowdoin men. In addition 
to its value as a poem it supplies us with historical 
information which many of us are glad to know. 

That a drinking bout looms big in undergradu- 
ate imagination is evidenced by "The Downfall of 
Finnegan." The writer has not yet learned how to 
handle the Irish dialect, and he does wisely to 
subordinate the conversation to the straightforward 
narrative. The narrative portion is vigorous and 
holds our attention to the end. 

The presence of only one undergraduate article 
in this number is regrettable. Something is needed 
to stir the dry pens of undergraduates. For the 
Quill belongs primarily to the undergraduates; and 
there are men on the campus who are thoroughly 
capable of adorning its pages. The Quill has its 
friends as well as its critics; and these friends are 
anxious that it retain its place among the first of 
the college magazines. 

C. W. S., '07. 



THE APRIL QUILL 

The April number of the Quill, like its immedi- 
ate predecessors, is filled largely with contributions 
from other than undergraduate sources, and, how- 
ever great the inherent interest and literary excel- 
lence of alumni and faculty contributions, their pre- 
dominance gives the reader of a publication like the 
Quill a sense of something lacking. The first article 
by Professor Davis is a clear call to the men of the 
college to remedy this condition, to develop a more 
creditable literary activity and to improve the excep- 
tional opportunities which lie in their grasp. His 
suggestions (page 100) are eminently practical, and 
his answer in the following pages to those who ask 
"What shall I write?" is ample justification for the 
article. „ 

The same author, in "The Haunt of Pomola, 
gives us a well-executed pen picture of the moun- 



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tain monarch of the Maine wilderness. Those are 
to be pitied who can climb Katahdin, or see it from 
a distance, and still scoff at the old Indian belief as 
absurd. Pomola is far more real than many things 
which nobody thinks of disputing. 

A poem from Isaac Bassett Choate of '62, is al- 
ways welcome, and in the graceful lines of "The 
Singer's Share," he shows us a glimpse of the poetic 
spirit which has consecrated his life and work. 

The dramatic effort "Romance" is a somewhat 
pretentious piece of work. Perhaps a reader here 
and there will have a little honest doubt as to just 
what it pretends to be, but that is probably the fault 
of the reader. The excellent bit of writing which 
begins at the bottom of page 107 makes the whole 
allegory worth while. 

The sonnet by Mr. Baker is marred by several 
errors of punctuation and lack of punctuation, and 
by obvious verbal carelessness. The expressions 
"thou. .. .have" and "thou. .. .grow" are not Eng- 
lish. In its conception, however, the sonnet is ad- 
mirable, and some of its lines are most happily 
phrased. The technique of the sonnet is not to be 
mastered in a few trials. 

The pen pictures are vivid sketches, and the un- 
dergraduates who can do so well where brevity and 
condensation are required, should not be content to 
stop there. It would be of interest to know if Mr. 
Greene's swamp experiences resulted in pneumonia, 
and how many trout Mr. King caught and how he 
cooked them at the camp fire. The verses "A Lum- 
ber Camp" may well be grouped with the pen pic- 
tures, since they admirably fill the requirements of 
that class of work. 

Like earlier reviewers I feel that the Postman 
could make his department of more interest to his 
readers if he filled it with well chosen verse from 
other college literary magazines rather than with 
comment on articles and stories which the Quill 
readers do not see. I heartily agree with the 
Ganders in their conclusions regarding a Freshman 
dormitory at Bowdoin, but feel that their comment 
on the subject could better have been made in the 
style of the "Silhouettes," a department which was 
particularly well conducted in the Quill of former 
years. 

It is a bit startling to note that the Quill is now 
in its fifteenth volume. So short a time ago it seems 
that the writer, as editor of the Orient, was earnest- 
ly urging the^ establishment of such a literary 
monthly — -"trying to start something," as Orient 
editors have been doing for forty years. The boys 
of '98, notably Baxter and Young, who founded the 
Quill made a splendid beginning, and through the 
years the successive boards have rarely allowed a 
number to fall below the high standard of the early 
years. If the reviewers appear to dwell chiefly upon 
the occasional stylistic error or faulty rhyme, it is 
because the general excellence of the whole goes 
without saying, and because that is the traditional 



way with critics and criticism. The Quill is a credit 
to Bowdoin, and has nothing to fear from compari- 
son with the other publications of the college world 
which have a similar aim. 

J. C. M., '96. 



JOINT CABINET MEETING 

Monday evening, the joint meeting of the old and 
new Y, M. C. A. Cabinets was held at the New 
Ivan Inn. After supper came the business meeting, 
over which ex-President Allen presided. Mr. Allen 
heard the reports from the chairmen of the outgoing 
committees and the tentative plans of the chairmen 
for next year. A discussion of the -ast and future 
work ensued. 

In his talk, Mr. McConaughy emphasized three 
things which should be looked after carefully, 
namely, college activities, town activities, and the 
community at large. At the college, the Y. M. C. A. 
should provide for more frequent smokers and musi- 
cal entertainments, and establish closer intimacy be- 
tween the fraternity and non-fraternity students In 
the town, more attention should be given to gymna- 
sium work and to the Sunday School activities. In 
regard to the community at large, Mr. McConaughy 
recommended more deputations to surrounding 
towns for the purpose of religious and social im- 
provement. • 

As Secretary of the Y. M. C, A. for the coming 
year, Mr. Fifield will have charge of the Employ- 
ment Bureau. 

At the close of the meeting, Mr. McCormick, the 
new President, took the chair and outlined his plan 
for the future. 



FACULTY NOTES 



The different members of the faculty will spend 
the summer months in the following places: Presi- 
dent Hyde will be at Jaffrey, N. H.; Prof. Chap- 
man will be in Brunswick the greater part of the 
time; Prof. Woodruff will teach at the summer 
school at the University of Vermont for a part of 
the time, and will spend the rest of the time in 
Brunswick; Prof. Johnson will be at Industry, 
Maine; Prof. Little will spend the summer months 
at Mere Point; Prof. Moody will be in Brunswick; 
Prof. Files will go to Mere Point for the summer; 
Dr. Whittier will be in Brunswick most of the time • 
Prof. Mcllwain, Dr. Cram, Prof. Mitchell, and Prof'. 
Davis will go abroad for the summer; Dr. Copeland 
will be at Woods Hole, Mass., for several weeks; 
Prof. Brown will study at Cambridge; Prof. Sills 
will be at St. Andrews, New Brunswick, during July 
and August, and in Brunswick after the first of Sep- 
tember; Prof. Hutchins, Prof. Ham and Prof. Nixon 
will remain in Brunswick; Prof. Catlin will study at 
the University of Columbia; Mr. McConaughy will 
make a trip to the Pacific coast; Prof. Duncalf will 
he at the University of Wisconsin; and Mr. Evans 
will spend the summer in Camden, Maine. Before 
sailing for England and Scotland, Prof. Davis will 
be at the University of Columbia, where he will 
teach English Speech and Interpretative Reading. 



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^ DESCRIPTION OF THE NEW GYM 

The following is based on the letter which is be- 
ing sent out by the Committee on the New Gymna- 
sium to the alumni of the college. 

The new gymnasium fund has now reached $58,- 
oco, leaving $42,000 to be raised. The committee 
hopes that the graduates will respond promptly so 
that the entire sum may be raised by Commence- 
ment. 

Dr. Whittier has studied the best athletic build- 
ings in the country and the building planned will be 



X" 



THE WIRELESS STATION 



Bowdoin students, especially those studying elec- 
tricity, were much interested in a description recently 
published of Tech's wireless apparatus. 

In this respect, Bowdoin, altho not a scienific 
school, feels that Tech has no advantage, for she also 
has a successful wireless station. This apparatus is 
in the hands of Prof. Charles C. Hutchins, who be- 
gan to set it up about a year ago. The station, 
although somewhat incomplete, was in operation dur- 
ing the last part of last year, but additions have been 
made to it little by little until now the outfit is com- 
plete in every way. 




thoroughly up-to-date in all respects. It is planned 
to place it back of the Chapel and Maine Hall, fac- 
ing the quadrangle as shown in the accompanying 
cut. 

There will be two connected buildings, the gym- 
nasium proper and the General Thomas W. Hyde 
Athletic Building. The gymnasium proper will be 
140 ft. by 80 ft. The first floor, which will be level 
with the ground, will contain lockers, showers, two 
bowling alleys, a room for the athletic managers, 
rooms for fencing, boxing, squash, and handball, and 
a storage room. The second floor will be taken up 
principally by the main exercising room, 107 feet by 
^^ feet. There will also be two offices and a special 
exercising room ; and on the floor above, a visitors' 
gallery and trophy room. 

The athletic building will be 140 ft. by 112 ft. It 
will be steel framed and the floor will be of screened 
gravel subsoil. It will be large enough for a full- 
sized baseball diamond. There will be room to kick 
40-yard goals in football practice or to lay out two 
tennis courts. A portion near the gymnasium will be 
set aside for track, being screened off by a net. It is 
also planned to have an elevated running track ten 
feet wide, also screened by a net, and measuring 14 
laps to the mile. . . 

It is not planned to build a swimming pool (indi- 
cated by the dotted line in the cut) at this time, as 
the belief is growing that it is better to have the same 
in a connected building; and it is hoped that at some 
future time one may be provided. 



This station is in reach of practically every send- 
ing station because it has an unusually suitable tun- 
ing coil. This instrument can be tuned to receive 
any message of wave length from 175 to 4000 meters. 
Messages are received from far down the coast about 
every evening. Messages have been received from as 
far south as Washington, and the trans-atlantic 
steamers are frequently heard from. The press dis- 
patches from the Wellfleet station on Cape Cod from 
which the news is sent to the steamers which are at 
sea, can be easily taken down, so distinct do they 
come in. From the nearer stations, such as the Cape 
Elizabeth Naval Station, Portsmouth, or the Boston 
Navy Yard, messages are frequently received. _ Occa- 
sionally messages are received from the stations at 
Newport, the Capes of Delaware and Washington. 
It also frequently hears from Mr. Rogers of Portland. 
The sending part of the apparatus has never been 
fully tried out but it is known that its messages come 
in strong at Portland. 

The aerial is located on top of Memorial Hall 
at an altitude of eigbty-five feet, and the apparatus 
is installed in a room in the physics end of the 
Science Building. This room was originally 
intended for a room with a constant temperature and 
is equipped with double doors, double windows and 
double walls. Thus it is an ideal room for the re- 
ceiving of messages as no outside noises can pene- 
trate to disturb the operator. The current^ for the 
work is taken from the town circuit and is trans- 
formed by a large one kilowatt transformer. 



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CoUcQC IRotes 



L};man Cousins, '03, visited the campus, Wednes- 
day. 

The campus has been put in excellent condition 
for Ivy Day and Commencement. 

Dr. Raymond Calkins of Portland, is to be the 
college preacher for next Sunday. 

Belknap, '13, is being detained at his home in 
Damariscotta on account of illness in his family. 

Wednesday evening, a reception was tendered 
to the visiting administrative officers of other col- 
leges, in Hubbard Hall. 

The track department is busv arranging the list of 
entries for the Interscholastic Meet, which is to be 
held here a week from Saturday. 

The members of the New Hampshire State Base- 
ball Team spent Tuesday night at the various houses, 
before going to Lewiston, Wednesday, where they 
played Bates. 

Prof. G. T. Little left this week for Pasadena, 
California, where he is to attend the conference of 
the American Library Association, held from May 
i8th to the 24th. 

The men selected for the Alexander Prize Speak- 
ing Contest, June 19th, are: Crowell. '13; Douglas, 
'13; Dunphy, '13; Eaton, '14; M. W, Greene. '13; 
Hurley, '12; Leigh, '14; Loring Pratt, '12; Welch, 
'12. The alternates are (i) Rodick, '12; (2) Baker, 
'13; (3) Buell, '14. 

President Francis Callahan of the Freshman 
Class, has named the committees to arrange for the 
class banquet and the class canes. The banquet com- 
mittee is made up of Callahan, chairman ; Cunliffe, 
Fowler, LaCasce, D. K. Merrill and A. L. Pratt. On 
the cane committee are Lappin, Mason and Shepherd. 
The class yell was composed by Gibson. 

E. G. Barbour, '12, has been re-elected president 
of the North Yarmouth Acadeiny Alumni Associa- 
tion. E. L. Russell, '12, was chosen vice-president of 
this association, and P. E. Donahue a member of the 
executive committee. Russell, Lunt, '13, and L. A. 
Donahue, '14, were selected to serve on a new com- 
mittee which aims to strengthen athletics at the 
academy. 



MISSIONARY EXPOSITION 

An event of interest to Y. M. C. A. men is the 
first great Missionary Exposition held in America, 
which is being given in Mechanics' Building, Boston, 
closing to-morrow. It has been named "The 
World in Boston" and amply justifies _ its title 
since it comprises exhibits of everything from 
Home Missionary work among the immigrants at 
Ellis Island to Foreign Missions in India and 
Japan. The three-fold purpose of the Exposition is 
to picture the lands in which missions are main- 
tained, the conditions under which the missionaries 
work and the progress being made towards realiz- 
ing the ideal of a Christianized world. An idea of 



the scale upon which the Exposition is carried out 
may be had when it is stated that ten thousand per- 
sons take part as guides and impersonators of 
natives in the foreign scenes. Several New England 
Colleges were represented by large delegations. 



CALENDAR 

Saturday, May 20 
N. E. I. A. A. Meet, Springfield. 
Bowdoin vs. Colby at Waterville. 

Sunday, May 21 

10.4s Morning service in the Church on the Hill 
conducted by Raymond Calkins, D.D., Port- 
land. 

S.oo Sunday chapel conducted by Dr. Calkins. 

Monday, May 22 
N. E. Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament be- 
gins at Longwood. 

Tuesday, May 23 
N. E. I. Tennis Tournament at Longwood. 

Wednesday, May 24 
Bowdoin vs. Maine, at Orono. 
N. E. I. Tennis Tournament at Longwood. 

• Friday, May 26 
Track Team leaves for Cambridge. 



IfntercoUegiate Botes 



A Colorado ranchman has paid for his college 
education at Colorado College by discovering some 
footprints of prehistoric dinosaurs and selling them 
to the Field Museum of Chicago. 

During the first half-year of the University ex- 
tension courses at Harvard, 606 students were reg- 
istered. Eleven courses were given, the most popu- 
lar being that in English Literature and Composi- 
tion. 

Cornell has extended the campus boundary to 
include a new tract of land upon which a $300,000 
dormitory will be erected. 

President David Starr Jordan of Stanford has 
issued an order that the committee on athletics abol- 
ish intercollegiate baseball at the University. He 
witnessed a game between Stanford and the Uni- 
versity of California recently and became highly in- 
dignant at what he termed "systematic muckerism" 
as manifested by the raucous joshing of pitchers and 
other players from the grandstand, the bleachers, 
and even the field itself. 

More than a hundred Eastern college boys have 
already inquired of Chas. Harris, director of the 
Kansas Free Employment Bureau, as to the pros- 
pects for employment in the Kansas wheat fields 
during the coming summer. 

Dr. Samuel H. MurUn has been installed as Pres- 
ident of Boston University as successor to President 
Huntington. 



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Hlumni Department 

Ex-'48. — Lafayette Grover, a most influen- 
tial citizen of Portland, Oregon, died at his 
home in that city May lo, of last week. Mr. 
Grover attended Bowdoin two years, from 
1844 to 1846, but did not graduate. From 
1 846- 1 850, he was a teacher and law student 
at Philadelphia. Upon the completion of his 
studies in 1850, he was admitted to the Penn- 
sylvania Bar. In 185 1, Mr. Grover began the 
practice of law in Oregon. 

During his long residence of over 60 years 
in Oregon, Mr. Grover has been a respected 
and admired citizen. He has served his city 
and state and country in most worthy and 
patriotic works. As a lawyer, he has been 
eminently successful. As an office-holder in 
his state, he has served justly and properly the 
interests of all. As a member of the National 
Congress, he has proved his worth and ability 
frequently and won esteem and respect widely. 

Immediately upon entering into his work as 
a lawyer at Oregon, Mr. Grover was elected 
Prosecuting Attorney and Auditor of Public 
Accounts, which ofifice he ably filled. From 
1853-1856, he was a member of the Legislative 
Assembly of Oregon, and became Speaker in 
1856 for one year. Mr. Grover immediately 
affiliated himself with others in the interests of 
education, becoming Trustee of Willamette 
University in 1853 and serving efficiently and 
well for seventeen years. In 1854, he was 
awarded the degree of Master of Arts by Del- 
aware College. 

Meanwhile, Mr. Grover had served in the 
Indian Wars of 1853 and 1B55-56. At^ the 
close of these uprisings, he was appointed 
United States Commissioner to audit the Spo- 
liation Claims of the Roque Indian War of 
1853 and the Indian War Claims for the years 
1857-1858. 

Upon the completion of these services he 
was elected to the House of Representatives 
from Oregon for the year 1858-1869 in recog- 
nition of his ability and value which he had so 
well shown in his previous services. Mr. 
Grover entered Congress as the first member 
of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity to serve 
in that judicial body. As an even greater tri- 
umph and honor, he was elected Governor of 
Oregon in 1870. For seven consecutive years, 
he served his state most excellently in this 
capacity. From 1877 to 1883, he was a mem- 
ber of Congress as Senator from Oregon. 



In all these various capacities, Mr. Grover 
has been a proper and able man. His worth 
was early recognized by his fellow-citizens and 
rewarded by the rapid advancement in office 
which was offered him. He held positions of 
honor which but few attain so soon and hold so 
long. As an alumnus from Bowdoin in the 
West, Mr. Grover has been a well-known and 
firm supporter of his college. As a member of 
the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, Mr. 
Grover was one of the oldest surviving mem- 
bers. 

"97. — Charles B. Lamb of Saco, has ac- 
cepted the position of principal of the High 
School of Leominster, Mass., and will immedi- 
ately enter upon his work. For the last two 
years, he has been superintendent of schools 
for the towns of Gray, Windham and New 
Gloucester. Mr. Lamb prepared for college at 
Saco High and Thornton Academy. After 
graduation from college, Mr. Lamb entered the 
Methodist ministry. Owing to ill health, 
he did not continue this work, and has been for 
the last few years engaged in teaching school 
in and around Old Orchard. 

'10. — R. E. Fisher is principal of the Sa- 
battus grammar school and assistant in the 
High School. 

'10. — Richard R. Eastman is working for 
the New England Telephone Company with 
headquarters in Boston. 

'07. — John W. Leydon, Instructor in Mod- 
ern Languages at Worcester Academy, has 
been appointed Exchange Teacher to Germany 
by the Carnegie Foundation and a year's leave 
of absence has been granted him by Worcester 
Academy. Mr. Leyden will leave this country 
during the coming summer and will spend the 
year in Berlin or Frankfort on Main, returning 
to Worcester during the following summer. 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE 

MEDICAL DEPARTMENT. 

The Ninety-first Annual Course of Leilures will begin 
Thursday, Ocftober 13, 1910, and continue to June 2i, igii. 

Four courses of ledtures are required of all who matricu- 
late as first-course students. 

The courses are graded and cover Lectures, Recitatiori», 
Laboratory Work and Clinical Instrudtion. 

The third and fourth year classes will receive their entire 
instru(5lion at Portland, where excellent clinical facilities will 
be afforded at the Maine General Hospital. 

For catalogue, apply to 

ALFRED MITCHELL, M.D., Dean. 

Brunswick Maine, 1910. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XLI 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, MAY 26, 191 1 



NO. 3 



Bowdoin Plays Tufts To-morrow 
in Portland with Urquhart in the 
box against Martin. 



I. C. A. A. A. A. MEET 



Bowdoin will be represented at the Eastern 
Intercollegiate Meet at the Harvard Stadium, 
Cambridge, to-morrow, by E. Wilson, '12, G. 
C. Kern, '12, and W. S. Greene, '13, who 
will be accompanied by Coach Morrill. Capt. 
McFarland will not accompany the team, the 
Athletic Council having excused him on ac- 
count of his having accepted a position which 
necessitates his leaving college on May 27. 



7^ BOWDOIN, 9 ; COLBY, 2— MAY 20 

Bowdoin won the second game with Colby 
last Saturday on Alumni Field, Waterville, by 
a score of 9 to 2. The up-State team hit the 
ball well but lost through poor base running 
and fielding. Woodcock pitched a steady 
game and pulled out of a bad hole in the 
eighth in nice shape. Lawlis' men were fast 
on the bases, making 7 steals and bunched 
their hits. In the field Bowdoin played their 
best game of the season, only one error and 
that a difficult chance, being charged against 
them. Wilson held the Colby base runners 
close to the bags and not a single attempt at a 
steal was made. Woodcock and Wilson each 
got two hits and Purington continued to main- 
tain his good batting average. The speedy 
centrefielder sprained his ankle in a slide to 
second in the eighth and was replaced by Rus- 
sell. The fielding feature of the contest was 
Harlow's spearing of a fly in deep short after 
a long run with his back to the plate. A high 
wind blowing across the field marred the 
work of the players and the clouds of dust 
slackened considerably the speed of both 
teams. 

Bowdoin 

ab r bh po a e 

Weatherill, ss 4 i i i 5 

Smith, l.f 5 I 3 I 

Wilson, c '. 5 2 2 10 I o 

Clififord, lb 4 i 11 i 



Lawlis, 3b S I I I I I 

Russell, rf i o o o o o 

Purington, cf 3 2 1 o 

Daniels, 2b 4 i i 3 o 

Grant, rf 3 o i o o 

Woodcock, p 4 o 2 o 2 o 

Total 38 9 8 27 14 1 

Colby 

ab r bh po a e 

Sturtevant, If 5 o 3 o 

Bowker, 3b 4 i 2 2 o 2 

Clukey, cf i o o o 

Tibbetts, cf 3 3 i 

Good, c 4 o I 6 I I 

Reed, ib 4 i 13 4 o 

Vail, rf 2 o o i o 

Warren, rf 2 o o o o 

LaFleur, 2b 4 o o 2 i 

Washburn, p 3 i i o i 

Gilpatrick, p i o o o o 

Harlow, ss 4 o I I 4 3 

Total 37 2 9 27 12 7 

Innings I 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 

Bowdoin 2 i I o 2 i o 2 — 9 

Colby o o I I — 2 

Earned Runs — Bowdoin 2, Colby i. Two-base 
hits — Tibbetts, Good. Sacrifice hits — Clifford, Grant. 
Stolen bases — Smith, Wilson 2, Clifford, Purington 3. 
Left on bases — Bowdoin 6, Colby 7. Hits off — 
Washburn 7 in 8 inings, Gilpatrick i in i inning. 
Bases on balls — Off Washburn i. Struck out — By 
Woodcock 5. by Washburn 6. Hit by pitched ball — ■ 
Weatherill. Wild pitch — Woodcock. Passed ball- 
Good. Umpire — John Carrigan. Time — i hr. 45 
min. 



ATHLETIC COUNCIL AWARDS TRACK B'S 

At a meeting of the Athletic Council, Mon- 
day night, the following men were awarded 
their B's: McFarland, '11, Hastings, '11, 
Emery, '13, and McCormick, "12, manager. 

The track captain for 1912 will be Robert 
Danforth Cole, 1912, of Arlington Heights, 
Mass., who was elected at a meeting of the 
track men, Wednesday morning. 



INTERSCHOLASTIC MEET 

The annual Interscholastic Meet will be 
held on Whittier Field to-morrow, beginning 
at 10 A.M., when the preliminary heats will be 
run. The finals will be called at 2 p.m. En- 
tries have been received from twelve prepara- 



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tory schools, as follows : Portland High 
School, Hebron, Bearing High School, Ban- 
gor High School, Biddeford High School, 
Edward Little High School, Lewiston High 
School, Maine Central Institute, Mexico High 
School, Thornton Academy, Westbrook Sem- 
inary, Leavitt Institute. The meet is believed 
to be between Hebron and Westbrook Semi- 
nary, with the odds in favor of the former. 
Hebron won the Dartmouth Interscholastic 
two weeks ago while Westbrook took first 
honors at the Maine schoolboys' meet last Sat- 
urday. Portland High, so strong in years 
past, is rather an unknown factor this season 
and appears somewhat weaker than usual. 
The other schools can be counted upon to make 
things interesting. The pole vaulting of 
Belcher of Hebron will be watched with par- 
ticular interest. Belcher did ii feet 8 without 
trouble at Hanover and has exceeded this 
mark in practice. It is believed that with 
favorable weather conditions to-morrow the 
Hebron athlete will make a new world's inter- 
scholastic record. As usual, the various 
schools will send large bodies of rooters to 
support their teams. 



.< 



THE NEW ENGLAND MEET 



N. E. I. L T. A. TOURNAMENT 

Bowdoin was represented at the Long- 
wood Tennis Tournament in Boston the first 
of the week by Capt. Black and MacCormick. 
Partridge was declared ineligible on Sunday 
and so was not allowed to compete. 

In the first round of the singles MacCor- 
mick drew R. C. Hay of Vermont. After a 
close first set won by Hay 10-8, MacCormick 
lost the second 6-3. McCoUister of Tufts de- 
faulted to Captain Black in the first round. 
In the second Parker of Tech., one of the first 
four men last year, defeated Capt. Black, 6-3, 

6-3. 

In the doubles Black and MacCormick 
drew the best team entered, that of Dart- 
mouth, Harris and Nelson, who won the 
match, 6-1, 6-0. 

In the singles Johnston of Amherst, seems 
the best man, and in doubles Harris and Nel- 
son of Dartmouth. 

At a meeting of the Association at the 
Brunswick, Tuesday night, Johnston of Am- 
herst, was elected President ; Nelson of Dart- 
mouth, Vice-President, and Conyer of Will- 
iams, Secretary and Treasurer. Bowdoin was 
represented by Manager Fuller. 



Although Bowdoin's best at the New Eng- 
land I. C. A. A. Meet last Saturday was to 
qualify only one man, Captain McFarland, in 
the broad jump, the team fought its hardest 
and stuck it out till the last. The team was 
met at the Springfield Station by Henry P. 
Chapman, '06, captain of the '05 football team, 
and was quartered at Clinton Hall. Friday 
forenoon the men visited the Springfield 
Country Club as guests of Mr. Harry B. 
Johnson. 

The meet itself was the fastest in the his- 
tory of the Association, seven records being 
smashed. There was a heavy rain Friday, 
but Saturday was clear and warm and favora- 
ble in every way for the record-breaking per- 
formances. The accommodations were of the 
best, with spacious quarters for the contest- 
ants, a wide, fast track, and plenty of room 
for the spectators. About 5,000 were in at- 
tendance. 

The Bowdoin team did its utmost to figure 
in the summary presented below : 

16-Pound Shot Put— Won by A. E. Bartlett, 
Brown, distance 43 ft. 2^ in. ; second, C. C. Clough, 
W. P. I., 42 ft. 2p in.; third, L. S. Lovejoy, Dart- 
mouth, 41 ft. 8J4 in- ; fourth, T. D. Shepard, Maine, 
39 ft. 5^ in. 

100-Yard Dash — First trial heat won by D. B. 
Young, Amherst ; second, J. F. Boland, Holy Cross. 
Time — 10 2-Ss. Second trial heat won by A. Lyman, 
Williams; second, W. E. Robson, Wesleyan. Time 
— ID 2-5S. Third trial heat won by — R. V. Snow, 
Williams; second J. S. Russell, Dartmouth. Time — 
10 2-Ss. Fourth trial heat won by Nardini, Colby; 
second, W. Wilkins, Dartmouth. Time — 10 2-Ss. 

120- Yard High Hurdles — First heat won by J. 
Dewey, Williams ; second, V. S. Blanchard, Bates. 
Time — 16 2-Ss. Second heat won by N. E. Smith. 
Maine; second, I. Fish, Williams. Time — 16 2-53. 

Final Heat, I2Q-Yard High Hurdles — Won by N. 
E. Smith, Maine ; second, V. S. Blanchard, Bates ; 
third, J. Dewey, Williams; fourth, I. Fish, Williams. 
Time — 16 1-5S. 

Heat for Second Men— Won by J. S. S. Russell, 
Dartmouth ; second, J. F. Boland, Holy Cross. 
Time — 10 2-s seconds. 

One Mile Run— Won by R. L. Keith, W. P. I.; 
second, F. I. Newton, Williams ; third, G. Simpson, 
Williams; fourth, N. S. Taber, Brown. Time — 4 
minutes 24 2-5 seconds. A new association record. 

440 Yard Dash — Won by J. D. Lester, Williams ; 
second, L. R. Wood, Wesleyan; third, J. H. Mc- 
Loughlin, Holy Cross; fourth, E. T. Walker, Maine. 
Time — 49 3-Ss. A new record. 

Hammer Throw — Won by A. H. Tilley, Dart- 
mouth, distance 146 ft. 6>4 in. (new record) ; sec- 
ond. H. E. Harden, Dartmouth, distance 146 ft. sVi 
in. ; third, L. G. Metcalf, Tech, distance 130 ft. 67-g 
in. ; fourth, R. E. Lewis, Dartmouth, 129 ft. 3 in. 



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100- Yard Dash — Final heat won by D. B. Young, 
Amherst; second, Nardini, Colby; third, A. Lyman, 
Williams; fourth, R. V. Snow, Williams. Time^ 

10 2-5S. 

Running Broad Jump Won by Gutterson, Vt. — ■ 
Distance 23 ft. i 3-8 in. ; second, E. Bartlett, Will- 
iams, distance 22 ft. ys in. ; third, Nardini, Colby, 
distance, 20 ft. 8J4 in. ; fourth, E. M. Roberts, Am- 
herst, 20 ft. 4}^ in. 

High Jump — Tie for first place between H. B. 
Enright of Dartmouth and P. W. Dalyaple, M. I. 
T., height S ft. 11 in.; third, A. L. Gutterson, 
Vt., height S ft. wji in.; fourth, H. M. Rosenberg, 
Brown, height 5 ft. 9 in. 

200-Yard Dash — Won by Young, Amherst; sec- 
ond, R. V. Snow, Williams ; third, W. E. Robson, 
Wesleyan ; fourth, J. D. Lester, Williams. Time — 
22 i-S seconds. 

Discus Throw — Won by O. V. Chamberlain, M. 
I. T., distance 121 feet $74 inches ; second, L. E. 
Lovejoy, Dartmouth, distance 119 feet 6 inches; 
third, A. E. Bartlett, Brown, distance 118 feet lo^^ 
inches; fourth, G. A. Gove, Bates, distance, 117 feet 
ioJ4 inches. 

880 Yards Run— Won by H. W. Holden, Bates; 
second, W. R. Bylund, M. L T. ; third, C. Cook; 
Williams ; fourth, R. S. Thompson, Wesleyan. 
Time: — I min. 57 3-5 sec. A new record. 

Two-Mile Run — Won by F. L Newton, WilUams ; 
second, R. A. Power, Maine ; third, G. C. Shedd, 
Tech. ; fourth, H. T. French, Dartmouth. Time — 
g min. 48 2-5 sec. 

220- Yard Low Hurdles — First trial heat won by 
Gutterson, Vermont ; second. Smith, Maine ; time, 
-5 3-5 seconds. Second trial heat won by V. S. 
Blanchard, Bates ; second, H. W. Smith, Dart- 
mouth ; time, 25 3-5 seconds. 

Final heat won by Gutterson, Vermont; second. 
Smith, Dartmouth; third, N. E. Smith, Maine; 
fourth, V. S. Blanchard, Bates ; time, 24 3-5 seconds 
(a new record). 

Pole Vault — Won by P. Maxon, Trinity, 11 ft. 
9J{I in. (record) ; L. B. Rogers, Maine, W. C. SaHs- 
bury. Tech., O. E. Holdman, Dartmouth, tied for 
second place; height, 11 ft. 6 in. 



PSI UPSILON CONVENTION 

The 78th annual National Convention of 
Psi Upsilon convened at Portland, Wednes- 
day afternoon, May 24, under the auspices of 
the Kappa Chapter of Bowdoin. The con- 
vention has called delegates from 22 colleges 
and universities of America, extending from 
Maine to California, together with large 
numbers of undergraduate and alumni mem- 
bers, the following colleges being represented: 
Union, University of New York, Yale, Brown, 
Amherst, Dartmouth, Columbia, Bowdoin, 
Hamilton, Wesleyan, University of Roches- 
ter, Kenyon, University of Michigan, Syra- 
cuse, Cornell, Trinity, Lehigh, University of 
Pennsylvania, University of Minnesota, Uni- 
versity of Wisconsin, University of Chicago, 
University of California. 

The convention opened at the Falmouth 



Hotel, Wednesday evening, with a smoker at 
which speeches were made by various distin- 
guished members of the fraternity. Thurs- 
day morning the annual business session of 
the convention was held, after which the dele- 
gates left for Brunswick on a special train. 
Late in the afternoon President Hyde received 
the delegates at the house of the Kappa chap- 
ter, and after a dinner at New Meadows Inn 
the party returned to Portland for a skating 
party at the Rollaway. To-day's programme 
includes a sail down the bay, a clambake at 
Long Island, and a ball game between the 
Eastern and the Western delegates. The con- 
vention closes to-night with a banquet at the 
Falmouth. The speakers at the banquet will 
include ex-Governor Quimby of New Hamp- 
shire, toastmaster ; Chief Justice Emery, of the 
Maine Supreme Court ; Judge Joseph W. 
Symonds of Portland; George S. Coleman of 
New York, chairman of the executive council 
of Psi Upsilon; Professor Homer E. Keyes of 
Dartmouth; and George E. Fogg of Portland. 
The members of the committee in charge 
are George E. Fogg, '02, alumni adviser ; Earl 
Baldwin Smith, '11, chairman; Oliver T. San- 
born, '11, Philip W. Meserve, '11, Loring 
Pra,tt, '12, Arthur H. Cole, '11, Robert P. 
King, '12. 



FACULTY NOTES 

President Hyde is to deliver the Baccalau- 
reate Sermon at Phillips-Andover Academy, 
June nth. 

A meeting of the classical teachers of the 
State is to be held at Bates College, May 26th 
and 27th. Prof. Woodruff will have a paper 
of readings from Lucian. At the evening 
meeting. Dean Sills will lecture on "The Ideal 
of Universal Peace in the Works of Virgil 
and Dante." 

Dean Sills is to attend a meeting of the 
representatives of Maine colleges at the office 
of State Superintendent of Schools Smith 
next Saturday. The discussion will be on the 
relations between the schools and colleges in 
Maine. 

Prof. Mitchell spoke at the Teachers' 
Meeting, in Searsport, last Friday, on "Read- 
ing and Rectitude." 

The Visiting Committee of the College 
Boards, which is composed of Rev. S. V. Cole, 
of Norton, Mass. ; ex-Gov. W. T. Cobb, of 
Rockland, Judge F. A. Powers, of Houlton, 
and Mr. F. O. Conant, of Portland, visited 
the college, Wednesday. 



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THE BOWDOIN ORIENT 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



WALTER A. FULLER, 1912 Editor-in-Chief 

DOUGLAS H. McMURTRIE, 1913 Managing Editor 
HAROLD P. VANNAH, 1912 Alumni Editor 

ASSOCIATE Editors 

W. A. MacCORMICK. 1912 F. D. ^^ISH, Jr., 1913 

L. E. JONES. 1913 F. K. ALLING. 1914 

V. R. LEAVITT. 1913 R. D. LEIGH. 1914 

K. A. ROBINSON, 1914 



H. C. L. ASHEY, 1912 
H. B. WALKER, 1913 



Business Manager 
Asst. Business Manager 



Contributions are requested from all undergradu- 
ates alumni, and officers of instruction. No anony- 
mous manuscript can be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions should 
be addressed to the Business Manager. 

Subscriptions, $2.00 per year, in advance. Single 
copies, 10 cents 

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Journal Peintshop, Lewiston 

Vol. XLI. MAY 26, 1911 No. 8 



^ ... .^ . .. , To the delegates of the 
To the Delegates of g^j^ j^^^^^^^ Convention 
Psi Upsilon Qf pgj upsilon, who have 

been the guests of the college for the past few 
days, the Orient extends sincere and hearty 
greetings in behalf of the college. Bowdoin 
takes great pleasure in entertaining the dele- 
gates of a fraternity whose members have 
made its name known throughout the land 
and which numbers among its ranks the 
Nation's Highest Executive. And to the 
officers of the fraternity who have selected 
Kappa Chapter as the host for the convention 
the college signifies its appreciation of their 
choice. 



At this season each day brings 
Opportunities the opportunity for the under- 
for graduates to show their loyalty 

Concrete Loyalty to the college. This is espec- 
ially true of the coming week. 
The game with Tufts tomorrow should call 
forth a large attendance to encourage a hard 



working team when they are playing one of 
their hardest games. At the same time, the 
rest of the college should so entertain their 
guests at the Interscholastic Meet that they 
will be imbued with the determination to make 
Bowdoin their Alma Mater. And next week 
the finish of the struggle for the State Cham- 
pionship brings another opportunity. Bowdoin 
can win it by winning one game. But let us 
have a clean slate and the united support of 
the student body. 

STUDENT COUNCIL MEETING 

At the Student Council Meeting last Mon- 
day afternoon, several important matters were 
taken up for consideration. There has been 
some talk about college relative to the advis- 
ability of lowering the standard of awarding 
track "B's." According to the present method 
a man must take either a first or second in the 
Maine Intercollegiate Meet in order to win a 
B. The arguments against this are that the 
time has now come when it is harder to win a 
third place in the Maine Meet than it was to 
win a second a few years ago, and already two 
of the colleges in the state have adopted the 
proposed standard. The council unanimously 
disapproved of the proposed plan. 

The date for the mass-meeting for the 
election of the 1911-1912 Student Council 
was set for Tuesday evening, June 6th. At 
that time the track arid baseball managers, to- 
gether with their assistants and a cheer leader 
next year, will also be elected. Printed bal- 
lots will be distributed for voting, the Austral- 
ian system being used. 

The council earnestly desires more men to 
hand in their names as candidates for the posi- 
tion of calendar publishers. On the evening 
of the mass-meeting the council will an- 
nounce the names of the Junior and Sopho- 
more who have been selected. As yet only 
three Sophomores have handed in their names ■ 
to Secretary McFarland, and not a single I 
Junior has appeared in the field. ■ 

The matter of continuing the custom of 
sending delegates to fraternity dances was 
also discussed, but no action was taken as it 
was deemed advisable to learn the sentiment 
of the fraternities not represented in the coun- 
cil. A meeting will be held later to which 
delegates from the latter chapters will be in- 
vited. 

The sentiment of the council was strongly 
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time during the year and holding all the house 
parties at one time. The present system 
breaks in upon college work altogether too 
much. It is thought that there is a possibility 
of having the mid-year examination period 
begin three days earlier so as to end on a 
Wednesday, leaving three days for a "Junior 
week." 



SUNDAY CHAPEL 

Rev. Raymond Calkins, of Portland, spoke 
at Sunday chapel on the practical side of 
Christianity. The gist of his talk was the 
value of Christians as the fishers of men, liv- 
ing men who devote their energies to amelio- 
rating whatever conditions they find need im- 
provement. He refuted Robert Ingersoll's 
statement that "fishers of men" was a fitting 
term for Christians, in that their religion takes 
them out of the natural element of mankind 
and makes them sufifer in the life they are 
forced to live. True Christians, however, find 
intense pleasure in helping out their fellow- 
beings. But it must be borne in mind that 
such Christians and not those who seclude 
themselves from the world are the only ones 
which are of practical value. Once there was 
a New York clubman who gave up all his 
society pleasures and business, after he was 
converted, and became a hermit. That man 
could have done much more good for human- 
ity had he remained in his former activities, 
purifying society and elevating business prin- 
ciples. Thus we see that active, practical men 
constitute the need of modern Christianity. 



AT THE ART BUILDING 

In the north end of the Art Building is an 
interesting array of photographs which W. C. 
Allen, 'ii, obtained while traveling in Eng- 
land and Scotland. They comprise photo- 
graphs of paintings from galleries and of 
architecture, especially of the famous cathe- 
drals. The pictures will remain on exhibition 
until Ivy Day. 



DON'T GET LEFT IVY DAY 

Last week Manager Morss signed in over 
two-thirds of the 1912 Bugle Edition. If you 
want any copies, sign up at once. Have your 
copies delivered to you Ivy Day morning at 
your fraternity house. Don't wait till Ivy 
Day to get your Bugles, sign up now and make 



sure. Every man in college should have a 
Bugle. It's a record of the past year in prose, 
verse and picture. Jokes and grinds never 
equalled, and that cover design is a feature. 
A unic|ue and brand-new idea. See for your- 
self on Ivy Day. $1.50 a copy. 



INTERFRATERNITY BASEBALL 

The most important event in the interfraternity 
league in the last week was the Deke victory over 
Theta Delt by the score of 11 to 6. This defeat 
pulls Theta Delta Chi down into second place, and 
gives the Betas a clean slate with three wins. Delta 
Upsilon finished her schedule with a triumph over 
Alpha Delta Phi, 8 to 3, Thursday afternoon, May 
18. The Alpha Kappa Kappa-Beta Theta Pi game 
was forfeited to the later, while the contest booked 
between Phi Chi and Non-Fraternity for Thursday 
morning, May 18, was postponed. This makes the 
second game set ahead, the other being the Deke- 
A. K. K. argument. The date of the Theta Delt- 
Beta game was changed from Friday afternoon, 
May 19, to yesterday afternoon. 

Theta Delta Chi lost her first game of the season, 
to Delta Kappa Epsilon, 11 to 6, Tuesday afternoon. 
The line-ups : 

Delta Kappa Epsilon — C, Crosby ; p.. Savage ; 
lb., Devine;- 2b., Haskell; 3b., Wiggin ; ss., W. Holt; 
If., Burleigh ; cf., Hughes ; rf., Cunliiife. 

Theta Delta Chi— C, E. Tuttle; p.. Dole; ib.. 
Wood; 2b., N. Tuttle; 3b., Brown; ss., Joy; If., 
Barton, Nixon ; cf., Howe, Buell ; rf., Nixon, Bar- 
ton. 

Innings : 

Delta Kappa Epsilon 3 S 3 o x — 1 1 

Theta Delta Chi I 2 3 — 6 

The summary of the Delta Upsilon-Alpha Delta 
Phi game follows : 

Delta Upsilon— C, E. Weeks; p., Pratt; lb., 
Bodurtha; 2b., Busfield; 3b., Berry; ss.. Marsh; If., 
Shackford; cf., D. Weeks; rf., Gilbert. 

Alpha Delta Phi— C, Wiggin; p., Pratt; lb., 
Bull; 2b., Winslow; 3b., Tuttle; ss., Towle ; If., 
Mason ; cf., Purington ; rf., Parkman. 

Innings : 

Delta Upsilon I 3 o 3 i x — 8 

Alpha Delta Phi 000201 — 3 



INTERFRATERNITY LEAGUE STANDING 

Division A 

Won Lost 

Beta Theta Pi 3 

Theta Delta Chi 2 i 

Zeta Psi 2 2 

Delta Kappa Epsilon i 2 

Alpha Kappa Kappa o 3 

Division B 

Won Lost 

Delta Upsilon 4 o 

Kappa Sigma 3 I 

Phi Chi I 2 

Alpha Delta Phi i | 3 

Non-Fraternity . . o ? 3 



P. C. 

I.OOO 

.667 
.500 
.333 

.000 

P. C. 

1. 000 
.750 
.333 
.250 
.000 



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M. I. L. T. A. TOURNAMENT 

The teams entered in the Maine Tennis Tourna- 
ment, being held here this week, are as follows : 
Bates : C. R. Clason, captain ; Bly, manager. 
Doubles : C. R. Clason and Woodman. 

F. P. Clason and Tomblin. 
Singles : C. R. Clason, Woodman. 
BowDOiN : F. C. Black, captain ; W. A. Fuller, man- 
ager. 
Doubles : Black and McCormick. 

Hichborn and Hastings. 
Singles : Black, McCormick. 
Colby: Isaac Higginbotham, manager and acting 
captain. 
Doubles: Morse and Griswold. 

Hill and Joy. 
Singles : Morse, Griswold. 
Maine: Bird, captain; McKeen, manager. 
Doubles : Bird and Jackson. 

Towner and Smiley. 
Singles : Bird, Jackson. 



CALENDAR 

Friday, May 26 
8.00 Psi Upsilon National Convention Banquet, 
Hotel Falmouth, Portland. 

Saturday^, May 27 
10,00 Preliminary Heats, Interscholastic Meet, 

Whittier Field. 
2.00 Finals, Interscholastic Meet. 
2.30 Bowdoin vs. Tufts, Portland. 

I. C. A. A. A. A. Meet, Cambridge. 

Sunday, May 28 
10.45 Morning service in the Church on the Hill, 

conducted by Rev. J. H. Quint. 
5.00 Sunday chapel, conducted by President Hyde. 

Tuesday, May 30 
Memorial Day, a holiday. 
Bowdoin vs. Bates at Lewiston. 

Wednesday, May 31 
3.00 Zeta Psi House Party — Reception. 
8.30 Zeta Psi House Party — Dance. 
8.30 Kappa Sigma Dance, Pythian Hall. 

Thursday, June i 
Zeta Psi House Party — Excursion. 

8.00 Masque and Gowns presents "Sweet Laven- 
der," Town Hall. 

Friday, June 2 
Ivy Day. 

10.00 Bowdoin vs. Bates, Whittier Field. 
Ivy Day Exercises. 

4.30 Seniors' Last Chapel. 

Evening— Ivy Ball, Memorial Hall. 



STANDING OF TEAMS— MAINE STATE SERIES 

Won Lost Percentage 

Bowdoin 4 o i-0°° 

Bates 2 I .067 

Maine 2 3 -400 

Colbv 4 000 



(TolleGe IRotes 



The lawns at Whittier Field are being put in good 
condition. 

The Zeta Psi house party is to be held June 1st, 
2d, and 3d. 

The Band played at a lawn party near Pejepscot, 
Tuesday night. 

Purington's ankle, which was injured in the 
Colby game, is improving. 

The Monday Night Club held a meeting at the 
Zeta Psi House this week. 

L. W. Pratt, '13, has been confined to his room 
with the German measles. 

Brooks, who has been sick for some time, re- 
sumed baseball practice, Monday. 

The Freshman banquet is to be held at the Fal- 
mouth Hotel in Portland, June loth. 

Gray, '14, has been obliged to go to his home in 
Portsmouth, N. H., being threatened with rheumatic 
fever. 

Rodick, '12, who has been at home sick with the 
German measles, returned to college the first of the 
week. 

From the appearance of the reserve inen, it 
seemis as though next year's baseball team will be a 
good one, 

Prof. Woodruff attended the wedding of his son, 
Robert Thomson Woodruff, in Wellesley, Mass., 
Wednesday. 

Monday afternoon and evening the Theta Delta 
Chi Fraternity enjoyed a set-up furnished by their 
Freshmen at the Gurnet, 

The following men have been selected to speak 
on Commencement Day: John Leslie Brummett, 
Arthur Harrison Cole, Charles Boardman Hawes, 
Chester Elijah Kellogg, William Folsom Merrill, 
Earl Baldwin Smith. 



1[ntercol(eGiate IRotes 

Harvard has arranged an annual exchange of 
teachers with four well known small colleges of the 
West— Colorado, Grinnell College of Grinnell, Iowa, 
Knox, and Beloit. Every year Harvard will send a 
professor who will spend an equal portion of half 
an academic year with each of the four colleges. In 
return, the colleges will each send a young instructor 
to serve as an assistant in some Harvard course for 
half a year. It is understood that the first Har- 
vard professor to take part in the exchange will be 
Professor Albert Bushnell Hart of the Department 
of History. 

Statistics gathered at Princeton show that 40 per 
cent, of the students are working their way through 
college, in some degree. 



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The University of California has added to its 
curriculum a course in scoutcraft. The course in- 
cludes a study of woodcraft and camping, 

Brown will next year revise her curriculum from , 
the three-term to the two semester system. Special 
work in economics is also planned. 

Hazing has been abolished at the University of 
Pennsylvania. The undergraduate committee and 
the Senior Sphinx Society, after a series of meet- 
ings, have issued this announcement. The move- 
ment has come from the student body alone and 
was influenced in no way by the Faculty or Trus- 
tees. There will be a committee of fifteen, five 
from each of the three upper classes, to enforce the 
rule. 

Dr. Guy Potter Benton, president of Miami Uni- 
versity, Oxford, Ohio, will be the next president of 
the University of Vermont. Dr. Benton was offered 
the presidency of Boston University. 

The Columbia tennis team is, as yet, unbeaten, 
having won seven straight victories. 

A new "travelling fellowship" of $25,000, estab- 
lished by Alfred Kahn of Paris, will soon be 
awarded to some educator, preferably from a south- 
ern or western college. Mr. Kahn has established 
like fellowships in France, Germany, England and 
other countries. The appointee is to travel in, to 
live in, unknown lands, to receive the broadening 
influences available and returning to give his pupils 
the benefit of this influence. 

Harvard is to have a new school for advanced 
instruction in medicine. It will begin next fall, and 
will take the place of the present Summer School of 
Medicine. 

Stevens Institute of Technology celebrated its 
fortieth anniversary May 27th. That date also 
marked the acquisition of the famous Stevens Cas- 
tle, a landmark on the Hudson. The castle will be 
slightly remodelled to serve as a dormitory. 



RESOLUTIONS 

Hall of Theta of Delta ICappa Epsilon, 
May 22, 191 1. 

"Whereas, It has pleased God, in his in- 
finite wisdom, to take from us our beloved 
'brother, Lafayette Grover, of the Class of 
1848; be it 

Resolved, That we of the Theta Chapter of 
Delta Kappa Epsilon, extend our heart-felt 



sympathy to his family in this time of bereave- 
ment; and be it 

Resolved, That in his death the Chapter 
loses a faithful and earnest member, and the 
Fraternity, a loyal brother." 

Robert D. Cole, '12, 
Laurence A. Crosby, '13, 
Alfred E. Gray, '14, 

For the Chapter. 



Hluinni Bepartment 

'57. — Gen. Charles Haixilin, son of the for- 
mer Vice-President Hannibal Hamlin, died at 
his home in Bangor, May 15, 191 1. Gen. 
Hamlin has lived in Bangor since 1865, and 
conducted a successful law business. He has 
been a most prominent citizen and one of the 
most respected men in the state. His nature 
was such that he drew to himself hosts of 
friends and won the esteem of all. 

Gen. Hamlin was born at Hampden, Me., 
September 13, 1837. He received his early 
education in the Hampden, Bridgton, and 
Bethel academies. He graduated from Bow- 
doin in the Class of 1857. Following his 
graduation from college, he read law with his 
father, and was admitted to the bar in 1858. 
He began the practice of law in Orland, near 
Bucksport. 

In the summer of 1862, he assisted in rais- 
ing the 1 8th Maine Infantry, a regiment 
famous for its active fighting strength, after- 
wards re-organized as the First Maine Heavy 
Artillery, in which he served as Major at the 
defence of Washington until 1863, when he 
resigned to enter the field in more active ser- 
vice, having been appointed Assistant Adju- 
tant General upon the staff of Major-General 
Hiram G. Berry. 

Major Hamlin remained with this division 
until. February, 1864, when it was consolidated 
with the second corps and participated in the 
battle of Gettysburg and the subsequent cam- 
paigns including Kelley's Ford, Locust Grove, 
and other engagements. For his service in 
the field of Gettysburg, he received the official 
thanks of Major-General Humphrey, com- 
manding the division. In February, 1864, he 



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was assigned to duty with General A. P. Howe 
as inspector of artillery, and served at Har- 
per's Ferry with that general during Early's 
Raid in the following summer. After the 
war closed, he tendered his resignation in Sep- 
tember, 1865, having been brevetted Brigadier- 
General of Volunteers. Gen. Hamlin then 
resumed his law practice in Bangor, where he 
has lived ever since. 

Gen. Hamlin has served in various official 
positions for his city and state, among his 
various offices being those of city solicitor, of 
register for bankruptcy, and as reporter of the 
decisions of the Supreme Court of Maine from 
1888 to 1904. He was United States Com- 
missioner at the time of his death, having held 
that office for over twenty years. In 1883 and 
1885, he was a member of the Maine Legisla- 
ture, having been Speaker of the House of 
Representatives in the latter year. From his 
work as register of bankruptcy, he obtained 
abundant material for the extensive work 
which he published, entitled, "The Insolvent 
Laws of Maine." 

Gen. Hamlin was a firm believer in Loan 
and Building Associations, having organized 
many during his life and compiled a set of 
laws to govern their operation. He was also 
a trustee of the Bangor Savings Bank, having 
held this office since its establishment. Gen. 
Hamlin was also interested in the Gettysburg 
Memorial, being chairman of the committee 
from Maine and securing the first appropria- 
tion from the state for that purpose. He was 
a member of the Loyal Legion. 

In Gen. Hamlin's death, Bangor has lost a 
popular citizen and a staunch supporter of its 
progress. His patriotism was great, and in- 
spired itself in others with whom he came in 
contact. His influence for good was far- 
reaching and powerful. The friends of this 
esteemed man have suffered a great loss in his 
death. 

'03. — The engagement is announced of 
Miss Irene Montgomery, eldest daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Montgomery of Bangor, 
Me., to Haraden Spofford Pearl, son of Hon. 
and Mrs. Charles S. Pearl of Bangor, Maine. 

'06. — At Wellesley, Mass., on the evening 
of May 24th took place the marriage reception 
of Miss Alice Doty Sanborn, daughter of Mr. 
Benjamin Hyde Sanborn, the president of the 
well-known Boston text-book company, and 
Mr. Robert Thomson Woodruff, son of Prof, 
and Mrs. F. E. Woodruff, of Brunswick. 



Mr. Woodruff graduated from Bowdoin 
College in 1906, and later from the Harvard 
Law School. Since he was admitted to the 
bar, he has had a successful career in Lynn, 
Mass. 

'06. — Cards have been received announcing 
the wedding of Mr. Edward Russell Hale and 
Miss Ethel May Mitchell on the evening of 
Thursday, the 25th day of May, at Kittery 
Point, Maine. Mr. Hale is a graduate of the 
Harvard Law School, now practicing law at 
Haverhill. 

'07. — Ensign Otis, nominated by Gov. 
Plaisted for coroner in Knox County, will be 
the youngest man in the state holding that 
office when his commission is issued. 

'07. — John W. Leydon, instructor in 
French and German in Worcester Academy 
since his graduation, has been appointed by the 
Carnegie Foundation as exchange teacher to 
Prussia. After the registration season at 
Worcester Academy, he will leave for Ger- 
many in late August. 

'08. — William R. Crowley is representing 
Longmans, Green and Company in the Long 
Island Territory. 

'08. — The engagement of Miss Marian 
Lowell of Lewiston, to Nathan C. Weston, is 
announced. 



NOTICE TO ALUMNI 

If you are interested in the events of the 
college in the past year, have a Bugle sent to 
your address. Copies will be ready for mail- 
ing June 2d. A book worth having as a record 
of your Alma Mater! $1.50 a copy. Make 
checks payable to Edward L. Morss, Manager. 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE 

MEDICAL DEPARTMENT. 

The Ninety-first Annual Course of Ledlures will begin 
Thursday, 0<5lober 13, 1 9 10, and continue to June 21, 191 1. 

Four courses of leiflures are required of all who matricu- 
late as first-course students. 

The courses are graded and cover Ledlures, Recitations, 
Laboratory Work and Clinical Instrudlion. 

The third and fourth year classes will receive their entire 
instruiflion at Portland, where excellent clinical facilities will 
be afforded at the Maine General Hospital. 

For catalogue, apply to 

ALFRED MITCHELL, M.D., Dean. 

Brunswick Maine, 1910. 



1912 

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NO. 9 



IVY DAY 

With the approach of the end of another 
college year, the members of the Class of 1912 
commemorate their last week as Juniors by the 
ceremonies of Ivy Day, which mark for them 
the completion of three pleasant years at old 
Bowdoin. 

The annual Ivy Day baseball game was 
played with Bates this morning, and while 
Bowdoin's victory over Bates last Tuesda}' 
assured her the State championship, interest in 
the game was nevertheless as intense as if the 
championship were still in doubt. This after- 
noon the customary literary exercises were 
held in Memorial Hall. These consisted of 
the oration, the poem, and presentations. The 
planting of the Ivy by the walls of Hubbard 
Hall followed the exercises. Shortly after 
came Seniors' last chapel, conducted by Presi- 
dent Hyde. The Ivy Hop this evening marks 
the close of the exercises of the day. 

Frank Arthur Smith of Calais, the presi- 
dent of the class, presided at the exercises in 
Memorial Hall and made the presentations. 
. The class was led in marching by Edward 
; Oliver Leigh of Seattle, Washington ; while at 
the beginning of the exercises, prayer was 
ofifered by the chaplain, Kenneth Churchill of 
Newtonville, Mass. The oration was deliv- 
ered by Charles Francis Adams of Auburn, 
and the pcem by Eugene Francis Bradford of 
' Bangor. The committee in charge of the 
exercises for the day consists of George 
Fabyan Cressey, of Portland, chairman ; 
George Clark Brooks of Reading, Mass. ; Ray- 
mond White Hathaway of Providence, R. I. ; 
Arthur Deehan Welch of Portland ; and 
Geora:e Frank Wilson of Albion. 



yc Ivy Oration 

Delivered by Chaeles Francis Adams 

IBSEN 

The prose dramas of Henrik Ibsen from the time 
of their presentation have been the subject of con- 
troversy : a controversy as to whether Ibsen marks 
the birth of a new drama, drama that is modern and 
vigorous and true to life, or whether Ibsen marks 



the final steps in the decadence of the art of play- 
writing. 

This controversy has not been free from bitter- 
ness. Ibsen is at the head of that school of play- 
writers, so-called reaHsts, men who explore the 
nethermost regions of society and who on gaining 
access to light and air, paint, for the playgoing pub- 
lic, the things that they saw there. The controversy 
continues because few can read Ibsen without being 
moved either by admiration or deep disgust. The 
most vigorous of those who censure Ibsen is the 
venerable William Winter. Mr. Winter's denuncia- 
tion of Ibsenism is so marvellously scatching as to 
induce us to break the bonds of respectful silence and 
laugh at his words. Ibsen has never lacked defend- 
ers and expositors, some of whom are at one with 
Winter in going to extremes. 

If we are not Ibsenites, and, as William Winter 
said, are one of a long file marching lockstep behind 
the great Norwegian, we shall hold that the dramas 
of the master tend to uplift mankind ; that they lay 
bare to the bone the weaknesses of men ; that they 
revolt against the conventional ethics of our "shal- 
low, callous, and material civilization ;" and that they 
set up a new moral system ; that they are realistic ; 
and that they tell the truth. Those of us who are 
not Ibsenites will hold that the characters of, Ibsen 
are sick, melancholical, unnatural ; that the plays are 
morbid, and their influence unhealthful. 

It may not be out of place to retell here the story 
of one of his more interesting dramas, that entitled 
"Ghosts." Two of the characters in this play are 
Mrs. Aveling, whose husband is dead, and her son 
Oswald, an artist, who has just returned home after 
an absence of two years. In memory of her late 
husband, who it is made evident, was in Hfe an 
extremely dissipated man, though he contrived to 
conceal the fact from the eyes of the world, in mem- 
ory of her husband she determines to build an or- 
phanage. Among her counsellors in this project is a 
minister of the gospel, Pastor Manders, who is 
bound by tradition, possesses little or no common 
sense, and who is quite incapable of personal sym- 
pathy, though sincere in his beliefs. Just before the 
dedication of the orphanage, Mrs, Aveling is talk- 
ing the matter over with Manders when they dis- 
cover Oswald drinking wine and making love to his 
mother's maid-servant, an illicit daughter of a car- 
penter who is building the orphanage. When Mrs. 
Aveling believes that she has intimations that Os- 
wald is following in the footsteps of her husband, 
she whispers to Manders in a horror-stricken tone, 
"Ghosts," and the curtain falls on the first act. In 
the rest of the play the orphanage burns down and 
is held to be symbolical of the ruined life of Mr. 
Aveling. Oswald and the servant Regina cease their 
love-making with little inconvenience and Oswald is 
left alone with his mother, whereupon he discloses 
to her that he is inflicted with a gradual mental 
breakdown, destined finally to become complete 
dementia. It is, he explains, a disease inherited 
from his father. He asks his mother, who is now 
beside herself with anguish, to give him morphine 



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when he reaches the final stage of his mania. Mrs. 
Aveling rushes with wild h.vsteria about the room 
and as the curtain drops on the last act, stands be- 
fore Oswald, her hands twisted in her hair, speech- 
less with terror, while the latter sits motionless be- 
fore her saying, "the sun, the sun." 

Now from the portrayal of such scenes of horror, 
there may come some beneficent influence. But it is 
by such. scenes that the opposition of certain healthy- 
minded persons has been aroused. I do not think it 
is unfair to say that the tone and temper of 
"Ghosts" is characteristic of Ibsen's sociological 
dramas. In all of them cripples abound, afflicted 
with diseases spinal, mental, and moral. There are 
beings who are selfish to the last degree. Nearly all 
of the characters act in a manner both immaterial 
and silly; persons of disordered wills who neither 
talk nor act sanely. 

A Mr. Huneker, who holds the position of dra- 
matic critic on the New York Sun and who has 
been called the leading expositor of the present 
dramatic school, has this to say on the charge 
of morbidity in Ibsen : "Touching on this accusation 
of morbidity and sickness, may there not be gleaned 
from Shakespeare and Goethe many half-made and 
brain-sick men and women?" This is quite true. 
Mr. Huneker is not wrong. But it is equally certain 
that in almost every "Shakespearian drama, there 
can be found some beautiful character, a Portia, a 
Desdemona, to set off those characters who are in- 
tensely evil. In Macbeth, it is true, not many indi- 
viduals can be found who are to be admired for 
beauty of character. But wherein all the plays of 
Ibsen can there be found a Portia or a CordeHa. Is 
not the contrast necessary in drama or in any work 
of art. It is very easy to see that vice is made terri- 
ble. It is easy to admit that the plays of Ibsen move 
us deeply. But is it not a cheap device to fill the 
stage with unmitigated gloom and horror. The 
thrills we gain are childish. Shocks and horrors are 
easily contrived, hence the abundance of bowie 
knives, revolvers, and circular saws in modern melo- 
drama. But the excellence of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. 
Ilydc as played by Mansfield, lay quite as much in the 
actor's interpretation of the sad and gentle doctor as 
in the impersonation of the fiend, Edward Hyde. 
With the Ibsenites a strong plav seems to be Dr. 
Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with Dr. Jekyll left out. 

The before-mentioned Mr. Huneker in an article 
on the drama Ghosts admits in a curious way the 
gloom of Ibsen. Speaking of that last conversation 
between Mrs. Aveling and her son Oswald, not yet 
entirely mad, he says: "I know of few more touch- 
ing scenes than the conversation between mother and 
son and the horrible confession which follows. It is 
like a blast from a charnel-house." And in a similar 
article on the play Hcdda Gablcr: "As in a dream 
(he writes) we divine the past of the humans he sets 
strutting before us and we leave the theatre as if 
obsessed by an ugly nightmare." 

The final reoinder of the apostles of gloom is 
simply: It's all true, isn't it? We believe in paint- 
ing things as we see them. Ghosts is realistic. It is 
real life. Ibsen, we are informed, holds truth to be 



more essential than beauty, assuming that that is not 
a confusion of terms. Mr. Winter quotes Ibsen as 
saying substantially : "I go down into the sewers, I 
explore, I bring forth the things that I find there and 
hold them up for inspection." Mr. Ibsen apparently 
saw through a glass darkly, and while we can well 
doubt whether his eyes were not dimmed and his 
vision obscured by an innate cynicism, it is pertinent 
to inquire, again to quote Winter, whether the 
product of an exploration of the s,t\\tT% is fit for the 
stage. That cannot be fairly called the truth which 
is but a half truth. Mr. Ibsen may have reasons for 
not exposing the noble side of human nature, but he 
has no reason for assuming that the picture of base- 
ness that he presents is a true reproduction of human 
nature. There is more of good than of bad in the 
world. It is as wrong to picture the world as all bad 
as all good. Sensible persons have no desire for 
either extreme. We are frank to admit that the 
characters of Shakespeare may often strut in doublets 
and hose as one Ibsenite puts it, and that they often 
talk more like gods than men, but in their passions, 
emotions, and in_ their actions, they are as true to 
human nature as is possible, ibsen is not the first 
reahst ; men have preceded him who may fairly lay 
claim to having portrayed life more truly than has 
the Norwegian. 

I have spoken of certain of Ibsen's works as so- 
ciological dramas. I referred to his later plays, 
Hcdda Gablcr, Ghosts, Little Eyolf, A Doll's House. 
These are so-called because they are supposed to 
deal with the problems of society. The problem of a 
play would naturally be the meaning of the play as a 
whole. Ibsen has seen the evil in human nature, and 
now writes plays to question mankind concerning it. 
In the illsutration of his meaning, he has used what 
are known as symbols. The symbol is an object in 
the play; it may be an orphanage, a wild duck, or a 
horse pistol. When, after the play has proceeded 
to some length, we take the symbol and apply it as a 
touchstone to the whole play, the meaning of every- 
thing is supposed to become perfectly lucid. It is this 
use of symbol that has caused the charge against 
Ibsen of obscurity of meaning. Indeed, a small vol- 
ume has been written by the Professor of English in 
Smith College to explain the very symbols. Ed- 
mund Gosse, a friend of Ibsen's, said : ''Ibsen's ex- 
act meaning in the detail of these symbolical plays 
will long be discussed," though he added that they re- 
pay the closest study. But after all, if in its_ pre- 
sentation to an audience, the whole point of the 
play is lost in mystery, if the mean side of life is de- 
picted without the reason for it being apparent until 
we read a treatise on the subect, the ennoblement 
resulting from the play is quite as problematical as 
its meaning. 

It is, therefore, not surprising that Ibsen's mean- 
ing is often misconstrued. It is often laughable be- 
cause some find meanings and problems in Ibsen's 
plays that he had no intention of inserting. In A 
Doll's House, the heroine is a woman who has been 
brought up like a doll. Indeed she has never had 
an original thought of importance. It is altogether 
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he would a canary bird or pet squirrel than a human 
being at par intellectual with himself. After eight years 
of married life she awakens to the fact and leaves the 
house at midnight. The reverberation of the door down- 
stairs as she departs, intensely tragic to some, strikes 
the chord of approval in the hearts of those interested in 
women's rights. Says Mr. Huneker, a bit apologetically, 
"The play seems a trifle outmoded today — not because 
its main problem will ever grow stale but because of the 
many and conflicting meanings read into it by the 
apostles of feminine supremacy. Ibsen declared in one 
of his few public speeches that he had no intention of 
representing the conventional emancipated woman." 

So much for the problems of Ibsen. It is question 
able whether the stage is suited to setting forth of 
problems, especially when the value of the play depends 
on the discernment by the audience of what the problem 
really is. The stage is to picture life, it is to set life 
before our vision that we may see it. What is pictured 
and the way it is done depends on the skill of the 
dramatist. But first of all the audience gathers in what 
it sees and what it hears. We can easily suppose it be- 
yond the power of the audience and beyond its inclina- 
rion to determine by symbols the ulterior meaning of the 
play which is hidden in mysticism. And the audience 
is not to be blamed if it prefer simple words and actions 
to watching an actress sit in the middle of the stage, and 
think hard in an effort to analyze her sub-conscious self. 
Nor do social problems seem to lend themselves to writ- 
ing of noble drama. Is not the stage for art .'' Is not 
art, beauty .' To dwell on social problems is not to 
make one happier or better. For anyone continually to 
dissect the pathological side of human beings must tend 
to make him melancholical. 

The melaucological and the morbid is not the tragic. 
Shakespeare wrote his tradegies and they are intensely 
sad; They are never sick. Tragedy may be healthy, it 
may be strong, it may be virile. But the normal healthy 
human mind does not dwell upon and has not patience 
with what Mr. Huneker calls the "exteriorization of 
emotional states." The melancholical man, he who dwells 
upon his sins is driven from our company. This man 
has the "blues." We avoid him. '1 he most life-giving 
philosophy is to recognize one's sins and then to walk 
away with firm step and resolve not to sin any more. 
Why repent ninety-nine times for the same identical sin? 
Why set two hapless puppets upon the stage, man and 
wife, as in "Little Eyolf" and for a whole act have the 
air fogged with bitter recriminations, self-analyses of sin, 
and accusations of faithlessness first by Punch and then 
by Judy. Pity such disordered minds for not having a 
spiritual fount from which to draw strength, but let us 
bar them from becoming a public spectacle. The public 
was sated with such scenes as the details of the infam- 
ous Thaw trial. 



Ibsen has accomplished nothing new. He has pict- 
ured the race as naught but "gas and gaiters," but he is 
not original in that ignoble thought. Dean Swift has 
done it before him. Hamlet expressed in a sentence the 
substance of the same philosophy. Whatever may be 
the truth in point of mind, it is degrading. The human 
race never has and never will thrive on a philosophy 
that teaches them they are but vainties. 



Ivy Ode 

Words by James Bailey Allen 
Air: Fair Harvard 

'With joy and with sorrow permingled, we 

meet 
At last on this long looked-for day, 
Yet e'en tho our sadness is not without cause 
Let it net o'er our spirits gain sway ; 
For altho now three years have so pleasantly 

passed 
And but one more looms now into view, 
Yet with fond recollection throughout our 

whole lives 
We shall cherish their memories true. 

'To our dear Alma Mater, we tenderly plant 
By these walls green ivy so fair 
As a token of love and affection so firm 
Which to Bowdoin, Our Mother, we bear. 
As its rootlets spread deep and tenaciously 

cling 
Pressing deeper each year. 
Even so may our love for Old Bowdoin grow 

firm 
And ne'er become withered and sere." 



Presentations 

The closing event of tlie literary exercises 
in Memorial Flail this afternoon, was the pre- 
sentation of appropriate gifts to several mem- 
bers of the Class of 1912. The presentation 
was made by Class President Frank A. Smith, 
who bestowed these gifts : 

Alderman — B. C. Rodick, Waistcoat. 

Recluse — C. R. Chapman, Prayerbook. 

Thief (of time)— A. D. Welch, Alarm 
Clock. 

Charmer — R. D. Cole, Snake. 

Popular Man — J. L. Hurley, Wooden 
Spoon. 



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THE BOWDOIN ORIENT 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



WALTER A. FULLER. 1912 Editor-in-Chief 

DOUGLAS H. McMURTRIE, 1913 Managing Editor 
HAROLD P. VANNAH, 1912 Alumni Editor 

ASSOCIATE Editors 

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L. E. JONES. 1913 F. K. ALLING. 1914 

V. R. LEAVITT. 1913 R. D. LEIGH. 1914 

K. A. ROBINSON. 1914 



H. C. L. ASHEY, 1912 
H. B. \A^ALKER, 1913 



Business Manager 
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Vol. XLI. JUNE 2, 1911 No. 9 



The 1912 Bugle 

The 1912 Bugle comes out to-day on time 
and is well tip to the standard of other vol- 
umes. As is customary, it has been dedicated 
to a prominent graduate of the college, this 
year to Edward Stanwood, Litt.D., the editor 
of the Youth's Companion and a loyal worker 
for Bcwdoin. The cover of the book is dis- 
tinctive and unusual, being done in white with 
black decorations. The design is a simple one 
with the seal of the Bowdoin family as its cen- 
ter. Another new feature is the photogravure 
frontispiece of the Art Building. Through- 
out the book the press work is well done, the 
drawings being well defined. 

In subject matter this issue is, of course, of 
much the same make-up as previous Bugles. 
There are the usual pages of statistics of 
Faculty, Class, Fraternity, Society, Clubs, and 



Athletics, with the grinds at the end. The 
drawings illustrating these departments are 
unusually good and compare favorably with 
the high mark set last year. The issue is also 
unusually well supplied with snap shots which 
help to make it interesting. 

All in all, it is a Bugle which is among the 
Isest. Every man in college should have one 
to serve as a remembrance of a happy year. 



The Ivy Hop 

The patronesses for the Ivy Hop this evening are 
Mrs. Henry Johnson, Mrs. George T. Little, Mrs. 
Charles C. Hutchins, Mrs. George T. Files, Mrs. 
Roscoe J. Ham, Mrs. Wilmot B. ' Mitchell, Mrs. 
Frank E. Woodruff, Miss Helen Chapman, Mrs. Paul 
Nixon, Mrs. Frederick W. Brown, Mrs. William H. 
Davis, Mrs. Frank N. Whittier, Mrs. Manton Cope- 
land, Mrs. Hartley C. Baxter, Mrs. Baird, and Mrs. 
Louis Parsons. 

The members of the Junior Committee in charge 
are George F. Cressey, George C. Brooks, Raymond 
W. Hathaway, Arthur D. Welch, and George F. 
Wilson. Kendrie's Orchestra will furnish music for 
an order of twenty-six dances. 



MASQUE AND GOWN PRESENTS "SWEET y. 
LAVENDER" 

The cast of characters for the Masque and Gown 
play, "Sweet Lavender," which was given before a 
large audience in the Town Hall last evening, was as 
follows : 

Richard Phenyl Arthur D. Welch, 1912 

Clement Hale John L. Hurley, 1912 

Dr. Delayne John E. Dunphy, 1913 

A'lr. Bulger Philip H. Pope, 1914 

Geoffrey Wedderburn Merton W. Greene, 1913 

Horace Bream Lawrence W. Smith, 1913 

Lavender William J. Nixon, 1913 

Ruth Holt ....Philip P. Cole, 1912 

Minnie Gillillian W. Fletcher Twombley, 1913 

Mrs. Gilfilhan Cedric R. Crowell, 1913 

Mr. Maw Charles F. Adams, 1912 



BOWDOIN, 4 ; MAINE, 2— MAY 24 

In the most exciting and stubbornly fought game 
of the series, Bowdoin defeated Maine on Alumni 
Field, Orono, by the score of 4 to 2. Means was at 
his best and his terrific speed was especially effective. 



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F. A. SMITH 

President 



(ifftrrrs 




E. O. LEIGH 

MvsKal 



J. L. HURLEY 

Popular Man 





C. F. ADAMS Jr 



E. F. BRADFORD 

Poet 





G. F CRESSEY 

Clmirnian Ivy Commltt, 



Slug 




A D. WELCH 

Ivy Comimtfee 



G C. BROOKS 

Ivy Committee 





R. W. HATHAWAY 

Ivy Committee 



G. F. WILSON 

Ivy Committee 



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owing to the condition of the atmosphere. He struck 
out i6 men and held his opponents safe in pinches. 
Wilson had a hard job cut out for him, stopping the 
speedy shoots of Bowdoin's twirler ; -but he was 
more than equal to the occasion, for no passed balls 
were recorded against him, and he allowed no stolen 
bases. 

Maine's runs came in the sixth with no outs on 
a combination of hits and errors. Means steadied 
down after these tallies, however, and fanned the 
next three men. Weatherill and Smith were the big 
hitters for Bowdoin, while Scales of Maine got three 
of Maine's five bingoes. Grant distinguished him- 
self by another sensational catch in right and drove 
in a run in the eighth with a nice drive to centre. 
The support given Means was good, and all in all, 
the team played the best game of the series thus far. 

BOWDOIN 

AB R IB PO A E 

Weatherill. ss 4 i 3 i 2 

Smith, If 5 I 2 o o o 

Wilson, c 5 o I 17 I 

Clifford, lb 4 i i 5 I 

Lawlis, 3b 4 I o o 

Grant, rf 4 i i i 

Daniels, 2b 3 o i i i 

Russell, cf 4 o o I 

Means, p 4 o o i 2 

Total 37 4 g 27 6 2 

U. OF Maine 

AB R IB PO A K 

Smith, c 4 o 8 3 o 

Scales, rf 4 o 3 o 

Fulton, cf 2 I I 2 o I 

F. Cobb, 3b 3 I I I 2 2 

Abbott, 2b 4 o o 2 2 o 

Beavce, ib 4 o 10 o o 

Ryan, p 4 o o 2 i 

Phillips, If 3 I o 

H. Cobb, ss 3 o 2 o I 

*Libby I o o o 

Total 32 2 5 t26 9 S 

*Batted for Phillips in ninth. 
fDaniels out, hit by batted ball. 

Innings i 2 3 4 S 6 7 8 9 

Bowdoin o o 2 o o i o i — 4 

Maine o o o 2 o — 2 

Earned Runs — Bowdoin I. Two-base hits — Dan- 
iels. Sacrifice hits — Daniels. Stolen bases — Weath- 
erill 2, Wilson, Clifford. Left on bases, Bowdoin 6, 
Maine 4. First base on errors — Bowdoin 4, Maine I. 
Base on balls — Off Means 4, off Ryan I. Struck out 
— By Means l5, by Ryan 8. Wild pitches — Means 2. 
Passed balls — Smith I. Umpire — John O'Brien. 
Time — 2 hrs. 10 min. 



BOWDOIN, 3; TUFTS, 4-MAY 27 

In a well-played game, before a large 
crowd. Tufts defeated Bowdoin on the Forest 
Avenue Grounds, Portland, last Saturday, by 
a score of 4 to 3. Martin of Tufts gave a fine 
exhibition of pitching, striking out 12 men and 
holding his opponents safe in pinches. Urqu- 
hart, after the first inning, pitched a steady 
game and had it not been for errors behind 
him, would have won it. The game came near 
being tied in the ninth when Lawlis drew a 
pass and Grant reached first on Kelly's error. 
Daniels reached first on a fielder's choice on 
which play Lawlis was tagged out between 
third and home. Purington batted for Tilton 
and fanned. Urquhart, next man up, knocked 
a slow grounder to Kelly who fumbled it badly 
and Grant and Daniels scored. Weatherill 
walked and with one run needed to tie the 
score and two men on bases, Frank Smith 
was struck out by the Medford twirler. Grant 
played a star game in right making four put- 
outs and keeping Tufts from a score in the 
eighth by a pretty throw to the plate. 

Bowdoin 



Weatherill, ss 4 i i 3 

Smith, If 4 I o 

Wilson, c 4 o 8 i 

Clifford, lb...' 4 I 11 o 

La vvlis, 3b 3 o o o 2 

Grant, rf 3 2 4 i 

Daniels, 2b 4 i o 2 3 

Tilton, cf 3 o I I o 

Urquhart, p 4 i 3 

*Purington i o o o 

Totals 34 3 5 27 13 

*Batted for Tilton in ninth. 



V 



Tufts 



Hooper, 3b 4 i 

Dickinson, rf 5 i 

E. Martin, cf 4 o 

H. IMartin, p 4 I 

Hall, lb 3 o 

McKenna, If 4 I 

Kelley, 2b 4 o 

Bennett, c 4 

Proctor, ss 4 o 

Totals 36 4 



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> 



Innings 

Bovvdoin 

Tufts 



34567 



0000 



I o I 



8 9 
o 2—3 
o 0—4 



Two base hits — Tilton. Sacrifice hits — Hall. 
Stolen bases — Wilson, Hooper, McKenna. Double 
plays — Grant to Clifford. Base on balls — off Martin 
3, off Urquhart I. Struck out — by Martin 12, by 
Urquhart, 5. Hit by pitched ball. Grant. Wild pitches 
— Martin 2. Passed ball — Bennett. Umpire — 
O'Reilly. Time — 2 hrs. 



How They Stand 

Won Lost Percentage 

-/ Bowdoin (champs) 5 o 1000 

Bates 2 2 500 

Maine 2 4 333 

Colby I 4 200 

By shutting out Bates on Garcelon Field, 
Memorial Day, the Bowdoin team won the un- 
disputed title to the Maine State Champion- 
ship for the season of 191 1. Whether Lawlis' 
champs came out of the series with a per- 
fect percentage was decided this morning on 
Whittier Field. At the first of the season, 
after the unpromising spring trip, few sup- 
porters of the White credited their team with 
more than a fighting chance for the pennant. 
But under Coach Norton's careful training, to 
whom much of the credit for the team's show- 
ing is due, and hard work of the whole base- 
ball squad, a team was evolved which demon- 
strated its undoubted superiority over the other 
Maine State aggregations. 

Ex-Capt. "Bill" Clifford at first, Capt. Bob 
Lawlis at third, and "Pewt" Purington in cen- 
tre, played their last game in a Bowdoin uni- 
form this morning and, although there are 
some first-class reserves on the sc[uad, the loss 
of these men, especially in hitting, will be felt 
keenly next year. 

Means and Wilson make up the best bat- 
tery Bowdoin has had in years and in the out- 
field Grant, Smith, Tilton, and Purington are 
able to rcb the opposing batters of more than 
one hit. Daniels and Weatherill have done 
excellent work around the keystone sack. 



The season has been a great success from 
all points of view. Li the managing end E. 
Leigh has carried through a long, varied 
schedule with great credit to the college and 
himself. 

ft is to be hoped that "Jack" Norton can be 
secured as baseball mentor for next year's 
team. Under him with material now available 
the chamjjs should repeat the trick next year. 



BOWDOIN WINS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP 

Bowdoin, 4; Bates, o — May 30 

The White took the fifth straight game in 
the State series on Memorial Day by shutting 
out Bates with no hits in an errorless game. It 
was a beautiful game to watch ; fine day, fine 
crowd and both teams playiiig fast ball. Bates 
only made one fielding error but to win was 
out of the question with Means pitching such 
ball. Not even a scratch hit was made on him 
and he fanned 10 men. It was by far the best 
exhibition of twirling in the State games this 
year. Aside from his work in the box, Means 
entered the batting column in the seventh with 
a long drive which would have beenahome run 
if the big pitcher had not slipped and fallen on 
third. As it was it brought in Tilton, and he 
scored later on Weatherill's double to left. 
Bowdoin's first run came in the first inning, 
when Smith reached first on an error, stole 
second and scored on Wilson's Texas-leaguer 
over second. In the eighth, Wilson passed, 
stole second, was advanced to third by Clif- 
ford's sacrifice and scored on Lawlis' hit. 
Wilson caught a good game, and got two nice 
hits. Daniels at second accepted six chances 
without an error and got a nice hit. Tilton in 
centre got two clean drives also and gobbled 
three flies in nice fashion. The record of 
Means is the best made by Maine twirlers since 
the days of Jack Coombs, now with the big 
leagues. The kind of ball the team played last 
Tuesday is unbeatable on most any college 
diamond. 



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AB R BH PO A E 

Weatherill, ss 4 o i i i o 

Smith, If 4 I o o o 

Wilson, c 3 I 2 II o 

Clifford, lb 3 o 10 o 

Lawlis, 3b 4 I I I 

Grant, rf 4 o i o 

Daniels, 2b 4 o i 6 o 

Tilton, cf 4 I 2 3 o o 

Means, p 4 i i o 2 

Totals 34 4 8 27 ID 

Bates 

ab r bh po a e 

-Mayo, cf 4 o 4 i 

*Regan, 2b 3 o 3 i 

Basset, If 3 o 2 o o 

Griffin, c 2 o o 7 i o 

Shepard, rf 3 o i 

Cody, 3b 2 o I 2 o 

Damon, ib 2 o o 8 i o 

Keaney, ss 3 o o i i o 

Stinson, p 3 o o 3 o 

Duvey i o 

Totals 26 27 9 I 

*Shepard and Griffin ran for Regan in ninth. 

Innings I 2 3 4 S 6 7 8 9 

Bowdoin I o o o o 2 i — 4 

Bates o o o — 

Earned Runs — Bowdoin 2. Two base Hits — 
Weatherill. Three-base hits — Means. Sacrifice hits 
— Clifford, Shepard. Stolen bases — Smith, Wilson 2. 
Double Piay — Cody, Daman, Regan. Left on Bases 
Bowdoin 5, Bates 5. Base on Balls — Off Means 4, 
off Stinson i. Struck out — By Means 10, by Stinson 
8. Hit by pitcher — Regan. Wild pitches — Means i, 
Stinson i. Passed ball — Wilson. Umpire — Cody. 
Time — i hr. 45 min. 



KAPPA SIGMA DANCE 



Alpha Rho Chapter of Kappa Sigma en- 
joyed their annual dance in Pythian Hall, 
Wednesday evening, May 31. Preliminary- to 
the dance the fraternity with their guests 
dined at the Hotel Eagle, and from there went 
to the hall. The ball room was tastefully 
decorated with palms, ferns, college and fra- 
ternity banners and pillows, with a large cres- 
cent and star, the emblem of the fraternity, in 
electric lights as a feature. 

The patronesses were : Mrs. Roscoe J. Ham 
of Brunswick, Airs. Frank M. Stetson of 



Brunswick, Mrs. Alexander N. Snow of Bel- 
fast, and Mrs. Charles P. Greenleaf of Port- 
land. Music was furnished by the college or- 
chestra and an order of twenty-four dances 
was enjoyed. At intermission fruit salads, and 
ices were served. The favors were little billi- 
kens with the letters of the fraternity engraved 
on them. 

The delegates from the other fraternities 
were: Alpha Delta Phi, Chester E. Kellogg, 
"11; Delta Kappa Epsilon, William C. Allen, 
'11 ; Theta Delta Chi, Harold P. Marston, '11 ; 
Delta Upsilon, Lawrence McFarland, '11; 
Beta Theta Pi, George C. Kern, '12; Alpha 
Kappa Kappa, Alfred W. Johnson; Phi Chi, 
Hudson R. Miller. 

Among the guests were noticed : Miss Rena 
M. Greenwood of Medford, Masachusetts ; 
Miss Florence Carll of Waterville, Miss Har- 
riet Estes, Miss Anna Snow, Miss Katherine 
McMahon, Miss Lucy Stetson, Miss Alice 
McKinley of Brunswick; Miss Florence War- 
ren of Gorham ; Miss Gertrude Callahan of 
Lewiston ; Miss Winona Norcross of Augusta ; 
Miss Lida West of Mechanic Falls; Miss 
Frances Pollard of Oldtown, Miss Sara 
Palmer of Bangor, Miss Kathleen Duffey of 
Gardiner, and Miss Audrey Duffey of Med- 
ford. 

The committee in charge was composed of : 
Edward W. Skelton, '11, Carlton Greenwood, 
"13, and Walter J. Greenleaf, '12. 



ALPHA DELTA PHI RECEPTION 

The Annual Reception of the Bowdoin Chapter 
of Alpha Delta Phi was held Thursday at the chap- 
ter house. In the receiving line were Miss Helen 
Chapman, Mrs. Charles C. Hutchins, Mrs. Gard- 
ner Cram, Mrs. H. G. Parkman of Portland, and 
Mrs. J. Curtis Swain of Jamaica Plain, Mass. Tea, 
coffee, and punch were served by Mrs. C. W. Tut- 
tle, Mrs. Alice Little, Mrs. Edgar Kaharl, and Mrs. 
Frank P. Weatherill of Brunswick, Mrs. J. D. Clif- 
ford of Lewiston, Mrs. Mark Sewall of Bath, and 
Mrs. Frederick H. White of Bangor, assisted by 
Mrs. Thomas H. Riley, Jr., Mrs. John W. Riley, 
Miss Sue Winchell, Miss Edith Weatherill, Miss 



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Ethel Webb, Miss Frances Little, and Miss Virginia 
Woodbury of Brunswick, Mrs. Thomas R. Winched 
of Stockholm, and Mrs. Clement F. Robinson of 
Portland. 

A feature of the decorations, which were in green 
and white, was the arbor of evergreen on the lawn 
where refreshments were served. 



ZETA PSI HOUSE PARTY 



The Zeta Psi Fraternity held its annual house 
parly on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. At 
the reception and dance on Wednesday, the patron- 
esses were Mrs. Henry Johnson, Mrs. Charles C. 
Hutchins, Mrs. Hartley C. Baxter, Mrs. Frederick 
W. Brown, Mrs. Paul Nixon of Brunswick, and] 
Mrs. Alfred S. Black of Rockland. The chaperones 
were Mrs. George W. Smith of Rockland, and Mrs. 
W. H. Davis of Brunswick. An order of twent}'- 
four dances was enjoyed, for which music was fur- 
nished by Kendrie's Orchestra. On Thursday the 
guests were entertained at dinner at the Gurnet. 

Among the guests present were the Misses lone 
Lackee, Doris Powers, and Martha O'Brien of 
Portland; Misses Hazel Perry, Helen Cooper, and 
Elizabeth Fuller of Rockland ; Misses Margaret Day, 
Al'fretta Graves, Helen Merriman, Gertrude Sadler, 
Anne Johnson, Leona Thompson, Gladys Umberhind, 
and Emily Felt of Brunswick; Miss Marian Greene 
of Madison ; Miss Marian Crowell of Richmond Hill, 
N. Y. ; Miss Grace Sweet of Providence, N. Y. ; Miss 
Mildred Lamb of Sangerville; and Miss Marguerite 
Paige of Damariscotta. 

The delegates from the other fraternities were 
William H. Clifford, 'il. Alpha Delta Phi; Fred R. 
Lord, 'II, Psi Upsilon ; Robert M. Lawlis, 'ii ; Delta 
Kappa Epsilon; Arthur D. Welch, '12, Theta Delta 
Chi; Harrison M. Berry, '11, Delta Upsilon; John 
L. Curtis, 'II, Beta Theta Pi; Leon S. Lippincott, '13, 
Alpha Kappa Kappa; and Walter W. Hendee, '13, 
Phi Chi. .^ , 

The committee in charge of the house party: Fred 
C. Black, 'ti. of Rockland; Stetson H. Hussey, '11, 
of Blaine; Reginald E. Foss, '12, of Skowhegan ; 
Paul C. Lunt, '13, of Portland; and Richard E. 
Simpson, '14, of Portland. 



THE FRIAR INITIATION 

The annual initiation and banquet of the Friars 
was held at Riverton Casino, Portland, on Saturday, 
May 27. The initiates were Lawrence A. Crosby of 
Bangor, John Lewis of Skowhegan, and Philip S. 
Wood of Car Harbor, members of the Class of I9I3- 

The members of the society from 191 1 are J. L. 
Brummett, A. H. Cole, A. G. Dennis, G. W. Flowe, 
S. W. Pierce, H. L. Robinson, E. B. Smith, and H. 
L. Wiggin. 

The active members from 1912 are E. F. Brad- 
ford, G. C. Brooks, G. F. Crcssey, M. H. Gray, J. 
L. Hurley, G. C. Kern, J. H. McKenney, J. H. 
Newell, F. A. Smith, A. D. Welch, and FL A. 
White. 



B, each having an unsmirched record of four victo- 
ries. These two nines will now battle for the final 
championship and cup. 

In the last game of the first division the Betas 
trimmed the Theta Delts. The Deke-A. K. K. game 
has been forfeited to the former team. The Phi 
Chi-Non-Fraternity game, which was postponed in- 
definitely, is not included in the accompanying final 
standing. 



INTERFRATERNITY BASEBALL 

Each of the divisions of the interfraternity 
league has finished its schedule. Beta Theta Pi 
leads Division A, and Delta Upsilon heads Division 



INTERFRATERNITY LEAGUE STANDING 

Division A 

Won. Lost. P. C. 

Beta Theta Pi ' 4 o i.ooo 

Theta Delta Chi 2 2 .500 

Zeta Psi 2 2 .500 

Delia Kappa Epsilon 2 2 .500 

Alpha Kappa Kappa o 4 .000 

Division B 

Won, Lost. P. C. 

Delta Upsilon 4 o i.ooo 

Ivappa Sigma 3 I -750 

Phi Chi I 2- .333 

Alpha Delta Phi i 3 -250 

Non-Fraternity 3 -ooo 



FRESHMAN BANQUET SPEAKERS | 

The Freshman banquet committee has named the 
toast-master and men to have responses at the ban- 
quet. C. A. Brown will be toast-master, and the 
men who will respond with toasts are Weatherill, 
Ailing, Buell, Payson, Chase, Heywood, Newcomb, 
Fox and Schwey. 

RESULTS OF M. I. L. T. A. TOURNAMENT ■ 

In the finals of the intercollegiate tennis match 
held Saturday, F. C. Black, '11, won the champion- 
ship of the singles, and H. A. Woodman and C. R. _ 
Clason of Bates, won the doubles championship. In 
both cases the winners were competing against rep- 
resentatives of their own colleges. The matches in 
detail were: 

F. C. Black of Bowdoin defeated W. A. Mac- 
Cormick of Bowdoin, 6-1, 8-6, 6-8, 6-4. 

C. R. Clason and H. A. Woodman of Bates, de- 
feated F. P. Clason and R. L. Tomblen of Bates, 
6-2, 6-1, 6-3. ■ 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE 

MEDICAL DEPARTMENT. 

The Ninety-first Annual Course of Leflures will begin 
Thursday, October 13, 1910, and continue to June 21, 1911. 

Four courses of leisures are required of all who matricu- 
late as first-course students. 

The courses are graded and cover Leflures, Recitations, 
Laboratory Work and Clinical Instrudion. 

The third and fourth year classes will receive their entire 
inslruaion at Portland, where excellent cHnical facilities will 
be afforded at the Maine General Hospital. 

For catalogue, apply to 

ALFRED MITCHELL, M.D., ^ean. 

Brunswick Maine, 1910. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XLI 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, JUNE 23, 191 1 



NO. 10 



One Hundred and Sixth Gommencement 



Sunday, June 18 

y Baccalaureate Sermon 

The first event of Commencement week 
was the Baccalaureate Sermon delivered by- 
President Hyde in the Church on the Hill. 
The Class of 191 1 marched to their seats in 
the front of the church, led by the marshal, 
Robert M. Lawlis. 

The following is in substance President 
Hyde's sermon on The Larger Righteousness, 
from the text of Matthew v:20: "For I say 
unto you that except your righteousness shall 
exceed the righteousness of the scribes and 
Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the 
kingdom of heaven." 

A Columbia Sophomore writing in the Atlantic, 
says, "not personal salvation, but social, is our inter- 
est and concern." It is true everywhere. In our 
new gymnasium we shall give more floor or ground 
space to the social or athletic than to the mdividual 
or gymnastic side of physical training. Men will do 
twenty times as much cheerfully for the group, as 
they will give grudgingly to individual development. 

In study the brilliant individual recitation, as an 
end in itself, has gone never to return ; and interest 
in the subject studied and its social significance, are 
coming to take its place. 

In temperance we are getting beyond the fear of 
becoming drunkards ourselves as a motive ; and 
opposing the saloon as a social nuisance. 

The social evil can never be rooted out by appeals 
to the individual to avoid disease. A recent reliable 
report shows that the cost of that evil is five thous- 
and -women's lives a year in a single city, with bit- 
terness and shame to thousands more of broken- 
hearted fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters of 
both the five thousand girls who die each year and 
the many more who five on in disgrace and degrada- 
tion. That fact calls on every man who has a parti- 
cle of honor or chivalry to refuse to be a partner in 
such wholesale human murder. Multiply the num- 
bers in that single city by all the cities in the 
country, and you will see that more persons are 
made miserable in life and driven to dishonored 
death by white slavery to-day than there were by 
black slavery fifty years ago : that the battle against 
white slavery is to be the moral battle of the oncom- 
ing generation ; and that every individual must de- 
termine his personal conduct by the side of this 
great social issue on which he wants to be counted. 



The business man who merely makes money for 
himself and his associates within the letter of the 
law, skinning industrial enterprises, manipulating 
securities, paying excessive salaries, granting favor- 
able contracts, misusing inside information so as to 
rob the public of reasonable service, the employee 
of decent wages, the stockholders of fair profit; is 
now well understood to be the thief and public 
plunderer he is. To be an honorable and honored 
business man, one must rise to the larger right- 
eousness, which serves the public economically and 
efficiently, treats employees justly and generously, 
and deals with investors and creditors openly and 
fairly. 

In politics we are just beginning to understand 
that the man who votes for or against a tariff; for 
or against a reciprocity treaty; for or against work- 
ingmen's compensation ; for or against a public util- 
ities commission, according as it affects his business, 
or his profits, or his class, or his locality, and not 
according to what he believes to be best for the 
country and the public as a whole — and there are 
thousands of such business, professional and public 
men among us — that man does all that is possible 
for a man to do in these times of prosperity and 
peace to put himself in the class with Benedict 
Arnold as a man who puts his individual interests 
above the interests of the public; or who is, in plain 
words, a traitor. 

Good and evil were doubtless mixed in Tom 
Johnson much as they are in us all. But when he 
spoke and voted as Congressman and as Mayor to 
reduce the tariffs, franchises and fares by which he 
had made his millions, in order that neither he nor 
others like him might have further opportunity to 
plunder the pubHc and filch unearned pennies from 
the pockets of the poor; he gave us a fine example 
of what the larger righteousness demands of men in 
public life. 



Monday, June 19 

Each train brought back a number of 
alumni and by evening the campus had 
assumed the true commencement week appear- 
ance. 



Alexander Prize Speaking 

Monday evening nine men chosen by elimi- 
nation trials, competed in Memorial Hall for 
the Alexander Prizes of twenty and ten dol- 
lars for excellence in public speaking. 

The judges were Alpheus Sanford, Esq., 
'76, of Boston; Rev. Malcolm Dana of Hallo- 
well ; and Principal Harlan M. Bisbee, '98, of 
Exeter, N. H. First prize was awarded to 



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Arthur Deehan Welch, 
to Robert Devore Leigh, 
is given elsewhere. 



'12; second prize 
'14. The program 



Tuesday, June 20 

Class Day 

Tuesday was given over completely to the 

graduating class. The exercises were held in 

Memorial Hall in the morning and in the 

afternoon under the Thorndike Oak. 

^ The Class President, E. Baldwin Smith, 

presided over the exercises ; Robert M. Lawlis 

'• acted as marshal ; and the committee in charge 

consisted of Stanley W. Pierce, Harrison M. 

Berry, George H. Macomber, Stetson H. Hus- 

sey, and John J. Devine. At the exercises in 

the morning, prayer was offered by the class 

-* chaplain, Willard H. Curtis. The oration 

-■-was given by Joseph C. White, and the poem 

•r by Carl B. Hawes. Music was furnished by 

Chandler's Orchestra of Portland. 

The oration in shortened form and the 
poem are given below : 

The Oration 

THE VALUE OF A COLLEGE EDUCATION 

Another Commencement Week has come and 
another class stands ready to graduate from Bow- 
doin. A smiling world, an indulgently smiling world, 
offers a test for the value of devoting to a college 




J. C. Wliite, Orator 

education these four of a man's best years. The 
value of a college education is a question that is 
often before us. The high school boy has to decide 



whether he shall spend four years and considerable 
money on something that does not seem to be directly 
connected with his future life or whether he shall 
go directly to work or to some specialized technical 
school, where he can earn a living or gain knowl- 
edge which he can apply directly to earning a liv- 
ing. The same question affects all who are con- 
nected with the care or education of youth and 
hence is a broadly interesting subject of discussion. 
No man could hope to give an answer applicable to 
all cases but this seems to be a pecuUarly fitting 
time and place to consider'some of the advantages 
of a college course. 

In order to understand the fundamental charac- 
ter of these advantages and the value of devoting 
four years to activity which has so little direct con- 
nection with life, let us look at some cases wherein 
men have failed, and let us see in what way a col- 
lege education would have bettered their condition. 
Miss Jane Addams, a social worker of Chicago, in 
her book on "Democracy and Social Ethics" cites 
the case of an alderman in one of the lower wards 
of Chicago. He worked upon the ignorance of the 
foreigners who were his constituents and gave them 
an absolutely incorrect idea of the aims of the 
American democracy. In their lack of experience, 
they judged the government by the few manifesta- 
tions which they saw. This alderman was a min- 
iature Tweed, Croker, or Barnes. They, too, owned 
their constituents, but since their activities covered 
a great city and state, their work of autocratic rul- 
ing was more difficult. The voters who supported 
them were not all ignorant foreigners, and conse- 
quently they had to take advantage of other deficien- 
cies which college remedies. One of these deficien- 
cies is inability to think in large terms, to deal with 
large concepts. Many men who have had experi- 
ence are still unable to think of things as wholes. 
This inability to think in large terms is well illus- 
trated in men's voting. Constantly we hear the com- 
plaint that a man always votes a straight party 
ticket or that he is a mugwump. But neither of 
these lines of conduct is wrong. The man who sup- 
ports the candidates of one party or the man who 
supports those candidates whom he thinks best, irre- 
spective of party, has the sanction of great example ; 
he is following in the footsteps of men whom history 
has judged great. But how can these two opposite 
modes of procedure be both good? If a man votes 
a straight party ticket because he believes that he is 
serving best his country, he is doing well, or if a 
man is an independent voter because he believes that 
as such he can best serve his country, he also is 
doing well. But the man who supports one party 
because he wants that party to win or to attain his 
own ends is doing ill and the man who is independ- 
ent because it is easier than assuming the responsi- 
bility of shaping party policy is also doing ill. The 
selfish political boss, the corrupt voter, and the man 
who chooses his candidates independently rather 
than take the trouble of entering into the work of 
party nominations are all making political mis- 
takes. Often these mistakes are due to an inability 
to deal with large concepts. The State, the Nation, 
Society, mean little to men whose minds have not 
been trained to think in such terms. We cannot 
censure such men, but we can educate them to see 
the relationship between their small particular activ- 
ities and the great universal ends for which they 



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were designed. But some men of great experience, 
able to deal with gigantic concepts, are still social 
failures and not in harmony with their fellow-men. 
The leaders in the Standard Oil Company and the 
American Tobacco Company have had such experi- 
ence as comes to but few men, and think in terms 
immeasurably greater than those of the average cit- 
izen. Substances which we buy by the gallon or 
ounce, they handle by the reservoir or ton, but the 
adverse decisions of the Supreme Court show that 
there is something wrong. They do not use their 
great experience and minds for the best interests of 
society. 

Now we have considered three cases wherein 
men have failed in their relationships to their fel- 
low-men ; wherein their social activities have been 
marked with friction. First was the case of the 
crassly ignorant foreigners who have so completely 
lacked experience that they were hoodwinked and 
robbed by petty political tricksters. Next was the 
case of the blindly voting man who was unable to 
see his political acts and their true relationship to 
great ends. Finally we had the case of men, who, 
although they had great experience and were able 
to see particulars in the light of great ends, were 
unable to choose the best ends. All these failures 
are due to a single fault, the lack of breadth of 
mind. It is to overcome this fault that college 
training is designed. A college trains a man to 
meet his fellow-man at every point and does away 
with the friction incident to poorly rounded char- 
acters or misapplied activity. 

But how can a college that takes a man for four 
years away from the world train him for life in the 
world? How can a man at college gain the expe- 
rience we have found so necessary ? 

The answer to this last question depends upon 
the definition of the word "experience." We may 
experience a thing indirectly or vicariously as well 
as directly. For instance, if a man wishes to be- 
come an architect he goes where he may learn from 
the experience of others or from carefully planned 
experiments, those facts which it is necessary for an 
architect to know. So it is with all men. We are 
bound to live in a social environment, but to Uve 
harmoniously with men we must know them. As in 
the case of the architect, this necessary knowledge 
might be gained by direct experience and desultory 
reading, but how little a man could learn in this way ! 

College, through its curriculum and its numer- 
ous activities, furnishes a man with much of the 
experience necessary for success. But we have seen 
that a man also needs the ability to fit his small 
particular acts into the great purpose of his life. 
College trains a man so to do. In the studies pre- 
scribed for an A.B. degree, the student is constantly 
dealing with large, complex concepts. Above all, 
college endeavors to show men the goal of life. It 
shows what activities are worth while and what 
activities are not. The great trust magnates were 
not in harmony with the aims of society. They 
took a narrow, selfish, rather than a broad, social 
aim. College courses are designed to give the stu- 
dent the broadest possible outlook. Possibly these 
strongest ethical teachings come not from college 
courses, but from college traditions. As has been 
well said, "moral ideas must be dramatized before 
they reach the mass of men." The biographies of 
the saints have been the main guide to the stumbling 



feet of thousands to whom the Credo has been but 
mysterious words. It is the lives of great men that 
remind us rather than the abstract ethical teachings. 
A man is inspired to raise himself to a higher level 
when he is surrounded for four years with notable 
traditions and the memories of men who have made 
their lives sublime. 

Bowdoin is peculiarly fortunate in her tradi- 
tions. Her history, running back for more than 
a century, has always been shaped by the high- 
est ideals and adorned with the names of great 
sons. This hall stands as a Memorial to her great 
service in the Civil War, the memories of such men 
as Reed, Fuller, Howard, Hawthorne, Longfellow, 
live and shall always live in the hearts of her sons 
and a company of graduates is now filling the place 
in our country's history left vacant by these older 
men. Surrounded by such teachers and such exam- 
ples, no man could live for four years at Bowdoin 
without having his ideals raised and broadened. 

And so we have the completed man. The col- 
lege man has, by means of his studies and under- 
graduate activity, been through many and varied 
experiences; he has been accustomed to think in 
terms commensurate with the problems of this great 
country; and finally he has been given, in the ethi- 
cal teachings and traditions of his college, compass 
and charts, by means of which he can keep true his 
course of life. That a college education will assure 
the success of a man is proved untrue by numer- 
ous examples and that a college education is abso- 
lutely necessary is also untrue, but college does 
offer the inestimably great opportunities that we 
have considered, which, if seized by the young man, 
will become the greatest asset of his life. 



The Poem 

The new is ever peopled by the old, 

By fantasy and vision of the past ; 

We who are here to-day are not alone : 

The years long gone are hov'ring phantom-winged 

About us still. I)im olden memories 

And potent legends of an earlier day 

Are ours. An hundred fleeting years have sped 

Since out from Bowdoin's halls they went who were 

Her earliest class. Their fames and fortunes linked 

With ours remain, for she whom we have hailed 

The fost'ring mother of our youthful years 

Watched them departing in the fading glow 

Of eventide. Fair spirit of the pines. 

The first has gone, the last shall never come ! 

Each class in turn is hers to guard and keep ; 

Each from her loving charge goes forth to hold 

Its place against the warfare of the world. 

She knows and loves them all. Grave men and sad, 

Mere boys who laughed and died, she bade them go. 

To welcome them again. Her fond eyes watched 

Their every step; their honors all are hers. 

The echoed names of Bowdoin's sons have rung 

From arch to arch adown the vaulted halls 

Of fame. The sea of time shall sound those names. 

Swirling against the jutting crags that rise 

To-morrow and to-morrow from that shore 

Futurity, that looms beyond untried. 

The singer and the teller of fair tales 

Went from her shrine. She watched and waited till 

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EDITORIAL BOARD 



WALTER A. FULLER, 1912 Editor-in-Chief 

DOUGLAS H. McMURTRIE, 1913 Managing Editor 
HAROLD P. VANNAH, 1912 Alumni Editor 

Associate Editors 

W. A. MacCORMICK. 1912 F. D. WISH, Jr., 1913 

L. E. JONES, 1913 F. K. ALLING, 1914 

V. R. LEAVITT, 1913 R. D. LEIGH, 1914 

K. A. ROBINSON, 1914 



H. C. L. ASHEY, 1912 
H. B. WALKER, 1913 



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As the college year closes 
Retrospection it may be well to look back 

over the course we have 
traced as a student body and recount our 
various achievements. Surely it has been a 
fruitful year. 

Never have student activities been more 
keenly pursued, and never has the moral tone 
of the college been better. To those who 
complain that the college spirit is dying we 
would but point to the subscriptions made 
toward the new gymnasium by the student 
body. Does the amount subscribed indicate 
that Bowdoin undergraduates are showing 
lack of spirit and loyalty. 

And are there those who feel that scholar- 
ship has lowered? We point to the four men 
who successfully passed the Rhodes scholar- 
ship examinations, a larger number than from 
the three other colleges in the state combined; 
and to the election of Mr. Kern as the next 
representative from Maine. Have our ath- 
letics been of an inferior grade? Does the 



state championship in football and the state 
championship in base ball won by six straight 
games, indicate any falling off in those depart- 
ments ? 

True, the track team was the poorest ever 
put upon the field by the college, but with the 
graduation of such a host of stars as were 
enrolled in 1910, coupled with the lack of mate- 
rial left in college and the injuries suffered by 
nearly every old "B" man from Captain Mc- 
Farland down, there is no cause for criticism 
save for the gameness displayed by those who 
competed. 

In tennis we share the honors with Bates. 
Does the splendid growth of the Y. M. C. A. 
during the year indicate anything but good? 
Does the work of the dramatic and musical 
clubs deserve other than the heartiest com- 
mendation ? Have those who have been our 
guests at our social functions been impressed 
by any laxness in that phase of college life? 

Surely it has been a year of marked 
progress in every direction and to each and 
every man, from President Hyde down, who 
has had a part in this splendid development 
and in these splendid achievements, the 
Orient offers its congratulations. 



_. _„ .. Another commencement 
"Time Rolls its , , . ij 

- , „ ,, has come and gone at old 
Ceaseless Course t-, , • ixr-ii, v u 

Bowdom. With it has 

come the visit of many of her faithful alumni, 
and with it another class of men has gone out 
to take up the duties of that life which lies 
beyond the campus. To the former we ex- 
tend our heartiest welcome and to the latter, 
our sincerest congratulations and good wishes. 
To our other guests and friends the Orient 
also extends a hearty welcome in behalf of the 
college. To-day we have seen another Senior 
class pass from the midst of our student life. 
May the busy world feel the influence of their 
presence as our little college world has felt it. 
Always striving for the best interests of their 
Alma Mater the present class may surely feel 
that their influence upon college policies, col- 
lege traditions, and college government will be 
missed. May the future hold all good things 
in store for them. 

Next fall another Senior class will appear 
to take up the leadership in college life laid 
down by 191 1. To these men the Orient 
extends a hand of greeting, for we feel that 
the calibre of the men of 1912 is such as to 
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harmonious relations that have existed 
throughout the college during the past year. 



To Our Departing 
Professors 



To each and every one of 
our faculty members who 
depart for new fields at the 
close of this year, the Orient extends the 
best of good wishes. May your experiences 
here have been such as to create a warm spot 
in your heart for our old Maine college and 
may the sun of prosperity shine upon you as 
you journey from us. 



Continued from page 75 

They came again. The heart of one who held 
The nation's helm was hers. When war's dim 

shroud 
Had shadowed all the land, and mothers mourned 
Their lost, Fair Bowdoin sorrowed for her slain. 
When rank by rank the weary files came back. 
She welcomed men who wore Fame's laurel wreath, 




C. B. Hawes. Poet 

Howard, the hero of an empty sleeve, 

And Appomattox' warrior chivalrous — 

The soldiers of a nation's need, who knew 

The_ mother of us all, and called her theirs — 

Their names innumerable are. To us 

They seem a shadowed throng, a saintly, dim 

Unreal host departed. We have seen 

Them here and known them; wondered at their 

names; 
Yet hard it was for us to realize 
That they had fought on bloody fields and raised 
The Union from a worse than death. As mist 
The visions come and go. The past is like 
A mighty cloud that towers against the West 
And bears the glory of the setting sun ; 
The subtile masses hold a glancing fire; 
Supreme each phase — ^more glorious than the last 



The light turns gold and purple, dies away. 

And rises on a splendor far more great. 

A pinnacle of dreams, a fairyland 

That comes and goes. The living light shall shine 

Forever, nevermore to fade nor dim. 

For in the glory of the morrow shall 

The past transcended be. The retrospect 

Is hidden by the dawn — all hail the morn! 

To-day the fostering mother sits above 

Her winding paths, her towered walls, and white 

Still spires that reach and touch the arching blue. 

The brooding genius of the pines, she looks 

Upon the vision of the fleeting years. 

What hidden thoughts are hers we may not know. 

Her penetrating glance has pierced the haze 

Of time; her sibyl mind has marked the days 

To come. Age ; old and ever young, she reigns 

The mistress of a many-honored shrine, 

Whereon repose fair gifts and fairer deeds 

Wrought from the life-blood of her sons. These 

walls, 
Inscribed with sacred names that fire the soul, 
Are hers. A monument more lasting still 
Of song and tale is hers. But greater far 
And dearer is that heritage of deeds 
Unsung, of honor, faith, and trust, bequeathed 
By them who toil against the face of odds. 
Whose labors knew no rest, but who uprose 
From failure and discouragement, who bore 
Their banners ever high, who marched and fought 
With honor to the end. Them too she watched, 
For they, too, were her sons. 

And now she still 
Is sitting by the pines to mourn the lost, 
To welcome home her children from the world. 
She holds the many treasures of the past, 
Bequeathed her by her sons of then and now 
As does a mother, when her child is gone 
Hold mem'ries of an idle day, stray thoughts 
And pictures fair, wee garments, broken toys, 
The sweet, sad solace of .the passing years. 
Now smiling with a gladness near to grief, 
She looks upon her youngest sons, who leave 
The shelter of her arm. Up then, unbar 
The gates ! Fling forth soul-whole into the morn 
That bursts with golden streams of light from out 
The burning flood-gates of the East! We go! 

The exercises in the afternoon under the 
Thorndike Oak consisted of the Opening 
Address by Lawrence McFarland;the History, 
by William H. Clifford ; and the Closing 
Address by Arthur H. Cole. 



The Opening Address 

Mr. McFarland said in part: 

To-day's exercises, friends, mark the end of the 
college career of the class of igii. To-morrow we 
pass out into Hfe to prove our worth. It is a time 
when feelings of sadness are mingled with those of 
joy. 

The going out suggests a picture which hangs in 
a certain Massachusetts gallery. It is a homely New 
England scene but quite true to life. It is at dawn, 
as the golden light behind the hills on the horizon 
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down through the misty valley to appear beyond on 
the hilUop. On this hilltop stands a young man 
with a packet hung over his shoulder. He has 
paused at the end of his climb up the hill and turns 
to take one more look at the old home which can be 
seen in the valley. It is a typical old Maine farm 
with a long well-sweep in the yard, a weather- 
beaten house from whose chimney a thin column of 



Mater, Old Bowdoin, is watching the departure of 
another class of sons who, after a four years' climb 
up the hill of college life, stand at the top with 
sunshine of opportunity breaking upon thera. And 
just as the little brother is left behind, so we are 
leaving behind our younger brothers, the under- 
classmen. 

But shall such sad thought displace all joy? By 



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■President E. G. FifieU. Seeretary-Treasurer L. McFarland. Opening AJd: 



smoke is seen rising in the damp morning air. It 
is Springtime, too, as is shown by the fresh green 
leaves and the roses climbing over the doorway, 
and in the doorway there stands a mother, with her 
hand shading her eyes as she watches her boy dis- 
appear over the hilltoo. And by her side there 
stands a little barefoot boy who clings to her skirts 
and' rubs the tears from his eyes with his grimy 
hand. 

Just so to-day our common mother, our Alma 



no means. For truly joy is ours — the joy which 
comes from an accomplished purpose, and with just 
the same spirit of joy with which that old mother 
will welcome her boy on his return home, so we the 
members of the class of 1911, welcome our guests 
to-day, — you who have made possible the privileges 
we have enjoyed; you who have guided our steps 
while we have been here; and you who by your 
interest in us have spurred us on. To all of you 
we extend a hearty and joyous welcome. 



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> Extract of Class History 

Mr. Clifford said in part: 

History repeats itself and class histories in par- 
ticular must be to some extent repetitions of the pre- 
ceding ones, even that of our illustrious class. It 
would be an easy task to thrust fame upon every 
member of this class but the necessity of an expur- 
gated edition was quickly perceived. An effort has 
been made here to have our personal anecdotes both 
interesting and intelligible to our assembled guests. 

Freshman year seems to have been the most 
eventful of the four, perhaps because of the large 
number in the class then, but more probably because 




W. H. Clifford. Historian 

a large majority were green and fresh in those days 
and prone to do the sort of thing for which fresh- 
men are noted. The freshman class, being the 
largest in the history of the college, attracted much 
attention the first morning we marched into chapel. 
After the chapel rush this attention turned to deep 
respect. 

In about a week we began to appear in large 
straw hats of various colors and shapes. The base- 
ball series with the sophomores came along soon 
and we were defeated, but later managed to tie our 
heavy opponents of 1910 in the football game. 

The most important events of the rest of this 
year were the numerous razoos on which we were 
taken by our friends of 1910. The year closed with 
a very successful banquet in the Lafayette in Port- 
land. 

_ Sophomore year we established a precedent by 
raising the freshman class without the use of the 
paddle.The task could not have been assigned to 
more competent hands. The year closed with our 
Sophomore banquet in Lewiston. 

We came back junior year after a long vacation 
to take more active interest in the affairs of the 
college. The experience which everyone had under- 
gone the first two years began to be of value. The 
year was full of incidents which must be left out 
because of lack of time. It was a busy year for 
everyone. 



Senior year opened quietly indeed. This year 
furnishes little material for history. Most of the 
class have acted with a becoming dignity which 
concludes the frivolous story of our college life. 

Let us be serious for a moment, for with all the 
relief we feel, on getting through there is an under- 
tone of seriousness to all our gaiety. We entered col- 
lege with about a hundred; we graduate with about 
seventy. Let us think on this Class Day of those 
former classmates who, for various reasons, are not 
here to take part in the exercises. All of them are 
thinking of this day and wishing, as we do, that they 
were with us. 

What has 191 1 done for Bowdoin? We do not 
boast, but say simply that we have tried to do our 
best. In athletics, altho we have not attained such 
remarkable success as 1910, our record is good. In 
scholarship and undergraduate activities we have 
done our share. We leave our Alma Mater feehng 
that she is none the worse for our stay in her halls. 
There is better interfraternity feeling than when we 
entered, college politics are cleaner, and college 
morals higher now than then. Whatever we have 
done to bring this about, whatever services of ours 
have benefited Bowdoin, have been done gladly. We 
claim no credit for them ; to have done less would 
have been to shirk our duty. We entrust the under- 
graduate life of the college to succeeding classes, 
knowing that they, too, will prove themselves 
worthy of the responsibility and that old Bowdoin 
will continue to prosper. And we hereby pledge that 
when the years have passed and we are doing our 
part in the world's work, when this season of the 
year comes round, our thoughts and our footsteps 
will often turn hither. And we vow that in the 
fullness of time: 

"We'll send our sons to Bowdoin in the fall." 



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Parting Address 



Mr. President, Classmates, and Friends of 1911: 

In 627, a company of monks, with Paulinus at 
their head, pierced the wilderness in the north of 
England and reached the court of Edwin, King of 
LTmbria. He was a just and conscientious king and 
listened with interest to the teachings of the holy 
men in the little company, who, as they spoke, cre- 
ated intense excitement among the people, for some . 
favored and some reviled them. So the king called 
a great council to meet on the seashore where he 
would submit the question to all his subjects, "Shall 
we or shall we not embrace this new and strange 
religion?" On the day appointed the people gath- 
ered. The beach was crowded. Suddenly a hush 
rang over the throng for an elderman, old, hoary- 
bearded, and far-famed for his wisdom, rose and 
addressed the people in the strong and refined 
language of his race and time, "Life is Uke a spar- 
row's flight through a banquet hall ; he enters at one 
door and flies across to disappear through a door 
on the opposite side. If these monks can tell us 
aught of whence he comes or whither he goes, let 
us follow them." 

These keen words of the old heathen sage might 
well express the questionings of the modern man 
of the college life as it exists to-day. We come 
and go, class close-treading on the heels of class 
and the men to whom the college life is unknown, 
might well inquire, "You enter and pass out. You 



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gather together and disperse, to be lost in the 

world. Why come you and what becomes of you 
when you have gone? What relation exists between 
the life you now lead and that which comes after?" 
The college is a peculiar institution but stands 
justly for a good deal in American life. Here we 
are placed for four years, removed, for the most 
part, from the turmoil and excitement of the world. 
To the casual observer it might seem we did little 
but roam about our spare time, engage in petty 
businesses and boyish games, talk, and stare at 
books. Even to the more careful observer it might 
appear we did little but learn out of many volumes 
and grow healthy from many sports. But a deeper 
mission stimulates the college and keeps it alive, 
and a richer gain than facts and muscle comes to 




A. H. Cole. Closing Address 

the college man. We go from college wealthier, 
more than wiser, for as one cannot stay in the 
bracing air of the mountains without acquiring that 
feeling of physical well being, so one cannot abide in 
the atmosphere of the college without gaining those 
ideals which live in him and inspire him with the 
emotion of moral health. Free from the contact 
of pressing circumstances, we can calmly consider 
the outside life and plot the true relation which we 
should bear to it when we break our sequestration, 
cast our eyes forward to the rough weather ahead 
and plan our course. 

The university may yield a richer harvest of 
knowledge and quite naturally, for that is its 
province, but it cannot breathe on a man and fill 
him with those clear-cut ideals which the college 
freely offers and we notice not as we acquire. 
When one enters into the life of an institution Hke 
Bowdoin, he comes into close relationship with 
men a little older than himself, and, as we might 
expect, comes to emulate them, who in their course 
had mixed with men a little older than themselves 
for a year or so, had learned from and by them, 
and finally seen them leave. And so the chain 
extends. Gradually as a cycle of stories gathers 
around a noble character like King Arthur or 
Jeanne D'Arc, a set of ideals comes to cluster about 



a college, and each entering class catching the fiery 
cross from the hand of the departing, carries it 
onward till at length the spirit of the college 
becomes imbued with that set of ideals and no one 
can come within the borders of its influence without 
being uplifted and inspired. Such has been the 
glorious career of Bowdoin and as knights in their 
vigil before the morrow's conflict, we here have 
lingered before the shrine and breathed in its 
divine spirit. 

Yet one may well ask what merit have these 
ideals when we are in the rough and practical life 
of the world. In answer, I would say, they are the 
standards by which we measure our motives and 
actions, the concept to which we may endeavor to 
make the "muddy particulars" attain. As the 
scientist from time to time must return to the 
standard of measures of length and capacity that he 
may keep his own measures as nearly exact as pos- 
sible, so we must revert at times to those ideals, 
plotted when we were outside the complexities and 
entanglements of the world, that we may hold our 
lives as true to our best purposes as we can. 

Class after class reaches its senior year and goes 
forth, and Bowdoin remains. But each class before 
it parts might well look back and question itself, 
"Have we added anything to Bowdoin's high ideals? 
If so, what?" We today are looking back on our 
course, and what do we find? Every class can 
boast of a virility in athletic pursuits and con- 
sciousness in scholastic endeavors ; but we need not 
chronicle these. 191 1 has lived out a higher ideal. 

When she gathered together nearly four years 
ago, she was composed of individuals who stood 
apart from one another, but now she is one whole. 
And why? Because the class has lived out, each 
member by himself, that ideal, sincerity : which, 
being translated into men's relationships, means 
frankness and honesty, true considerateness. If the 
undergraduates can find little in our lives here 
to emulate, we beg of them to catch this spirit and 
hold it clear of taint. 

Because of that open-mindedness which each 
man has preserved toward his fellow, never, I believe 
has a class gone through with better feeling reigning 
between its members. At our Junior exercises we 
broke away from the system of combines and dirty 
politics and established an artificial method of nom- 
inations which we hoped would bring with some 
measure of surety the ofiices to the most deserving 
men. In the Senior elections, there was voiced some 
dissatisfaction with the scheme because it lacked pro- 
vision for minority representation. Therefore the 
method was abandoned by a general compromise but 
the elections went through with no combines and no 
attempt at unfair methods. In the interfraternity or- 
ganizations. Student Council, Athletic Council, Ibis, 
Deutscher Verein, and other clubs, absolute sin- 
cerity has been maintained as to the nomination 
and election of new members. Each man was 
brought up and considered on his own merits 
regardless of his fraternity affiliations. Such a 
spirit of fairness and honesty has facilitated the work 
of the year and made it one of the most delightful 
possible as far as the internal life of the college 
was concerned. 

. But today we not only ghould be looking behind 
us over the back trail but forward over the sands 
we have as yet untrodden. So it behooves us to 
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it means shall be our attitude when we go to try 
our strength on new paths, what relation does hold 
between the college life and the life beyond the door. 

Since we have been thinking of the expression of 
sincerity in the politics of college, we naturally turn 
to its expression in the larger and more strenuous 
politics of the outer world. College men through 
their contemplations of the evils of the outside 
political life from their sequestered corner and the 
abilities they have acquired to analyze and pass 
judgment on the merits of the political questions, 
have a power within them for good in whatever 
community they find themselves placed. That 
power they should neither neglect nor when 
used, turn in the wrong direction. With their 
power to see the right they ought not to cover their 
eyes with one hand and loosen the other to mis- 
chief. President Roosevelt has said : "We never 
can afford to forget that the most important factor 
in the success of this country is the factor of indi- 
vidual citizenship. I do not care if you had the 
most perfect laws that could be devised by the wit 
of men or the wit of angels they would not amount 
tp anything if the average man were not a pretty 
decent fellow. * * * Nothing can take the place 
qi the individual factor, of the average man's 
quality of character, his industry, his energy, his 
decency, his determination to be * * a good citizen 
|n his relations to the state." Only as each member 
of 191 1, and, indeed, each Bowdoin man who has in 
his turn felt this spirit within him, keeps himself 
above the blind party allegiance and determined to 
vote for the right as he is given power to see the 
right, above dirty politics and bound to help to put 
the best man in the position he is contending for, 
above the mean coercion of the less fortunate voters 
and striving at all times to bring about the awak- 
ening of a powerful public conscience : — only thus 
will he be living true to that ideal which Bowdoin 
has instilled in his heart. Only by using our powers 
for the best in our political relations, will we be 
translating into our lives to come that ideal, sincer- 
ity, which has stimulated and directed our lives 
while we have been undergraduates at Bowdoin. 

As we have been reflecting upon the past and 
hoping for the future, the present hardly welcome, 
has almost faded from our view. Today we, as a 
class, formally break the ties which have bound us 
so closely to our Alma Mater; to-day we stand as 
the gladiators of Rome, ready and girt for the con- 
flict to which we go, and to her who has fostered us 
and whom we can almost feel will watch us as we 
strive, it is most fitting that we give our parting 
salutation. We go but we shall not forget; and, as 
we go, we raise our faces to Bowdoin. veiled but 
not unknown, and hail her, — Ambituri Salutamus." 

The class then seated themselves in a circle 
on the grass in front of Memorial Hall, 
smoked the Pipe of Peace, and sang the Fare- 
well Ode, of which the words and music were 
written by Chester E. Kellogg. 



Farewell Ode 

Farewell, O Altna Mater, 

Farewell to tower and hall. 
Thy memory ever tender 
We'll cherish one and all, 
With fondest hopes we gathered 
In answer to thy call, 
Now all too soon we're scattered 
To prosper or to fall. 

Then let the smoke go curling 
In token of our love. 
And may the breeze come sighing 
In sympathy above — 
Wherever duty's calling 
However far we rove 
Thy memory ever-glowing 
Our hearts to tears shall move. 

After marching about the campus, cheer- 
ing all the college buildings, ending with Bow- 
doin cheers in front of the chapel, the class 
shook hands all around, and each man said 
good-bye to every one of his classmates. 



Commencement Hop 

The festivities on Tuesday were brought to 
a close by the Commencement Hop. At nine 
o'clock began an order of twenty-four dances 
for which music was furnished by Chandler's 
Orchestra of Portland. The patronesses were 
Mrs. William DeW. Hyde, Mrs. George C. 
Riggs, Mrs. Henry Johnson, Mrs. Charles C. 
Hutchins, Mrs. Roscoe J. Ham, and Mrs. 
William H. Davis. 



Wednesday, June 21 

Phi Beta Kappa 

The annual meeting of the Phi Beta Kappa 
Fraternity was held on Wednesday, June 21, 
at II A.M. The following new members were 
initiated: From 1911, John Libby Curtis, Rod- 
erick Paul Hine, William Folsom Merrill, 
John Leonard Roberts, and Earl Baldwin 
Smith. From 1912, Lester Lodge Bragdon, 
Ellison Smullen Purington, Harold Perry 
Vannah and Richard Frazer White. 



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DRAMATIC CLUB ENTERTAINMENT 

The Dramatic Club entertainment was given at 3 
o'clock and comprised the "Comedy of Malvolio" 
from "Twelfth Night" and scenes from the "Pied 
Piper of HamHn." 

CAST 
MALVOLIO, steward to Olivia, C. R. CROWELL 
SIR TOBY BELCH, uncle to Olivia, 

J. L. HURLEY 
SIR ANDREW AGUECHEEK, W. S. GREENE 
CLOWN, servant to Olivia, A. D. WELCH 

OLIVIA, a rich countess, W. F. TWOMBLY 

MARIA, Olivia's woman, C, L. OXNARD 

Scenes from the "Pied Piper of Hamlin" were 
also given. A. D. Welch, '12, impersonated the 
Piper, and L. S. Foote, '12, took the part of Veron- 
ika. About thirty Brunswick school children 
assisted. 



The honorary appointments : 

Summa Cum Laude 
Ernest Gibson Fifield, Chester Elijah Kellogg, 
Edward Eugene Kern, Edward Warren Skelton. 

Magna Cum Laude 
John Libby Curtis, Roderick Paul Hine, William 
Folsom Merrill, John Leonard Roberts, Earl Bald- 
win Smith. 

Cum Laude 
Arthur Harrison Cole, Willard Hallowell Cur- 
tis, Walter Nelson Emerson, Charles Boardman 
Hawes, Harold Kirkham Hine, Lawrence McFar- 
land, George Herbert Macomber, Charles Lewis 
Oxnard, Stanley Woodward Pierce, Frank Humph- 
rey Purington, Abraham Jacob Somes, Richard 
Wesley Sullivan, DeForest Weeks, Joseph Curtis 
White. 



PRESIDENTS RECEPTION 

In the evening from eight until eleven o'clock 
was held the President's Reception in Hubbard 
Hall. The receiving line : President Hyde, Profes- 
sor and Mrs. Henry Johnson, Professor and Mrs. 
Frank N. Whittier. 

The ushers were Jesse H. McKenney, George 
L. Skolfield, Jr., Curtis Tuttle, Robert T. Weather- 
ill, and Edward H. Snow. 



Thursday, June 22 

Commencement Day 

At 10.30 this morning the Commencement 
Exercises were held in the Church on the Hill. 

The Commencement speakers appointed and 
their subjects: 

John Leslie Brummett,* 

Scientific Management. 

Arthur Harrison Cole, 

The Short Story of the 19th Century. 

Charles Boardman Hawes, 

A Peasant and His Song. 

Chester Elijah Kellogg, 

Bowdoin and Its Power. 

William Folsom Merrill, 

The First Era in American History. 

Earl Baldwin Smith, 

Savonarola. 

*Excused. 



Awards 

The following is a partial list of the 
awards of prizes for the year 1910-1911, the 
best list obtainable at the time the Orient 
went to press : 

Goodwin Commencement Prize, 

C. B. Hawes, Class of 1911 
Class of 1868 Prize, A. H. Cole, Class of 191 1 

Pray English Prize, C. B. Hawes, Class of 1911 
Alexander Prize Speaking : 

A. D. Welch, Class of 1912, first prize 
R. D. Leigh, Class of 1914, second prize 
Sewall Latin Prize, W. E. Dodge, Class of 1913 

Sewall Greek Prize, No award 

Goodwin French Prize, A. E. Gray, Class of 1914 
Noyes Political Economy Prize, 

P, H. Douglas, Class of 1913 
Smyth Mathematical Prize, 

D. H. McMurtrie, Class of 1913 
Class of 1875 Prize in American History, 

B. C. Rodick, Class of 1912 
Philo Sherman Bennett Prize, 

W. H. Callahan, Class of 1911 
Hawthorne Prize, C. B. Hawes, Class of 191 1 

Brown Memorial Scholarships: 

P. W. Meserve, 191 1 ; R. D. Cole, 1912; L. E. 
Jones, 1913; R. E. Simpson, 1914. 
Almon Goodwin Prize, 

E. S. Purington, Class of 1912 
Hiland Lockwood Fairbanks Prize for Excellence in 
Debating, B. C. Rodick 

Graduate Scholarships : 

Charles Carroll Everett Scholarship, 

Earl Baldwin Smith, 19H 
Henry W. Longfellow Scholarship, 

Charles Boardman Hawes, 1911 



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Commencement Dinner 

The annual Commencement Dinner will be 
held in Memorial Hall at noon. Although the 
list of speakers has not been announced, it is 
certain that the speeches will be of a very 
interesting character. Some announcement of 
the subscription for the new gymnasium is 
possible. 

THE NEW BUGLE BOARD 

At a meeting of the Class of 1913 held 
June 7, the Bugle Board for next year's issue 
was chosen as follows: Charles E. Bull, Lau- 
rence A. Crosby, Albert P. Cushman, John E. 
Dunphy, Edward O. Baker, Leon E. Jones, 
D. Earl Gardner. Frederick T. Edwards 
was elected Art Editor. 

At a later meeting, L. A. Crosby was 
elected editor-in-chief and A. P. Cushman 
business manager. 



y NEW MEMBERS OF THE FACULTY 

There will be four new members of the 
Faculty next year. 

W. E. Lunt, Ph.D., Bowdoin, '04, comes 
from the University of Wisconsin to take the 
position of professor of history and political 
science in place of Prof. Charles H. Mcllwain, 
who goes to Harvard. 

Orren C. Hormell, A.B., a graduate of the 
University of Indiana and recently an instruc- 
tor in history in Clark University ,takes the 
place of Assistant Professor Duncalf in the 
department of history. Mr. Duncalf returns 
to the University of Texas as professor of 
history. 

N. E. Loomis, S.B., M.S., Ph.D., Beloit, 
'08, is to assume the position of instructor in 
chemistry in the college and medical school 
and instructor in geology. Mr. Evans of the 
department of chemistry is to study at the 
University of Wisconsin. 

E. G. Fifield, A.B., Bowdoin, 191 1, takes 
up the work of Mr. McConaughy as instructor 



in English and secretary of the Y. M. C. A. 
Mr. McConaughy has been given a year's 
leave of absence to study at the University of 
Columbia. 

Mr. Stone leaves next year to continue his 
studies at Harvard. His courses will be 
taken by Mr. Alvord. 



STUDENT ELECTION 

At the spring elections held Tuesday, June 
6, in Memorial Hall, the following officers 
were elected : 

President Athletic Association — John L. 
Hurley, '12. 

Secretary Athletic Association — Phillip 
Shaw Wood, '13. 

Vice-'President Athletic Association — 
Frank A. Smith, '12. 

Junior Member Athletic Council — Theo- 
dore E. Emery, '13. 

Sophomore Member Athletic Council — 
Robert T. Weatherill, '14. 

Cheer Leader — Seward J. Marsh, '12. 

Asst. Cheer Leader — William J. Nixon, 

'13- 

Student Council — John L. Hurley, Presi- 
dent ; Frank A. Smith, Secretary ; Robert D. 
Cole, William A. McCormick, George F. Wil- 
son, Edward O. Leigh, Joseph H. Newell, 
George E. Kern, Arthur D. Welch, George F. 
Cressey. 

Track Manager — Cedric R. Crowell, '13. 

Baseball Manager — Fred S. Wiggin, '13. 

Tennis Manager — George O. Cummings, 

'13- 

Fencing Manager — Sumner T. Pike, '13. 

Asst. Baseball Manager — Francis X. Cal- 
lahan, '14. 

Asst. Track Manager — Alan R. Cole, '14. 

1912 Calendar Manager — Harold C. L. 
Ashey, '12. (Elected by the Student Coun- 
cil.) 

Asst. 1912 Calendar Manager — Douglas 
H. McMurtrie, '13. 



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Asst. Tennis Manager — Postponed until 
fall. 

The election was held in record time due 
to the fact that voting was done by a printed 
ballot system. 



ATHLETIC CAPTAINS ELECTED 

"T' George Frank Wilson, 1912, has been 
elected captain of the baseball team for next 
year. "Squanto" has been one of the main- 
stays of the team for three years. 

William Alexander MacCormick, 1912, has 
been elected captain of the tennis team. He 
played a steady game in the tournament this 
spring. 

The election of John Lawrence Hurley, 
1912, to the position of football captain and 
that of Robert Danforth Cole, 1912, to the 
position of track captain, has already been 
given notice. 



THE IBIS 

At the annual initiation of the Ibis, which 
was held at New Meadows Inn on June 3, the 
following men of the class of 1912 were 
admitted to membership: Charles F. Adams, 
Eugene F. Bradford, R. D. Cole, George F. 
Cressey, John L. Hurley and William A. Mac- 
Cormick. 



THE NEW BOARD OF PROCTORS 

The proctors for next year are John L. Hurley of 
Maiden, Mass.; Frank A. Smith of Calais; William 
A. MacCormick of South Framingham, Mass. ; 
Charles F. Adams of Auburn ; Edward L. Morss of 
Medford, Mass. ; and George F. Wilson of Albion. 



TREASURER'S REPORT 

June 13, 1911. 
C. C. HuTCHiNS, in accotint with Bowdoin Athletic 



Council : 



Dr. 



Balance June 26, 1910, 
Receipts to date, 



Expended, 
Cash on hand, 



Cr. 



$722 06 

1,286 96 

$2,009 02 

$844 71 

1,164 31 



$2,009 02 
Of the cash on hand $518.46 is of the ten per 
cent, fund, and $645.85 of the General Treasury. 



The funds are deposited : 
$629.58 in the Union National Bank, and 
$53473 in the Brunswick Savings Institution. 

I have examined the books, accounts and vouch- 
ers of the Treasurer of the Athletic Council, and 
the foregoing is an accurate summary thereof. 

Barrett Potter, 

For the Auditors. 
June 14, 191 1. 



REPORT OF WALTER A. FULLER, 


MANAGER 


OF TENNIS, 1911 






Receipts 






To Subscriptions, 




$208 50 


Sale of Balls, 




21 7S 


Rebate from Boston Trip, 




2 50 




$232 yS 


Expenses 






By Trips to Waterville and Bangor 


(M. 


I. 


L. T A.), 




$8 14 


M. I. L. T. A. Dues, 




5 00 


Goods purchased. 




80 81 


Express on goods. 




I so 


Stamps and Stationery, 




62s 


Trips to Portland, 




3 75 


N E. I. L. T. A. Dues and Fees, 




15 00 


Expenses to Longwood, 




89 66 


Expenses to Portland May 30, 




9 10 


Telephone, 




50 


M. I. L. T. A. Entrance Fees, 




4 GO 


Sweaters, 




9 04 



$232 75 

I find the report of the Tennis Manager to be 
correct, as above, and properly vouched. Uncol- 
lected subscriptions, $21.00. 

For the Auditors 
Barrett Potter, 



FINANCIAL REPORT OF BOWDOIN TRACK 

ASSOCIATION, 1910^1911 

Receipts 

1909-1910 Subscriptions, $31 50 

1910-1911 Subscriptions, 412 00 

B. A. A. Guarantee, 5° 00 

Indoor Meet Receipts, 243 73 

N. E. I. A. A. Dividend, 29 92 

M. I. A. A. 1910 Dividend, 138 89 

M. I. A. A. 191 1 Dividend, loi 08 

Interscholastic Meet, 144 23 

Miscellaneous Receipts, 31 92 

Total Receipts, $1,183 27 

E.xpenditures 

Coaching, $300 00 

Interscholastic, 70 97 

M. I. A. A. Meet, 67 15 

N. E.J. a. a. Meet, 170 36 



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I. C. A. A. A. A., 
B. A. A. Meet, 
M. I. A. A. Dues, 
N. E. I. A. A. Dues, 
I. C. A. A. A. A. Dues, 
Indoor Meet, 
Printing, 

Wright & Ditson, 
Rubbing, 
1909-1910 Bills, 
Supplies, shoes, etc.. 
Delegate to N. Y., 
Incidentals, postage, 
Sweaters, track and relay men, 
express. 

Total Expenditures, 
Total Receipts, 
Total Expenditures, 

^ Cash balance, 



45 


10 




III 


28 




15 


00 




IS 


00 




10 


00 




59 65 




59 


S5 




43 25 




27 


SO 




20 


ID 




32 


59 




19 93 




20 


27 




54 


75 






$1,142 


75 




$1,183 


27 




1,142 75 




$40 


52 



PROGRAM OF ALEXANDER PRIZE SPEAKING 



$140 so 



Unpaid Subscriptions, 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. A. MacCormick, Manager. 

I have examined the books, accounts and vouch- 
ers of the Track Manager, and the foregoing is an 
accurate summary thereof. Cash balance, $40.52. 

Barrett Potter, Auditor. 
June 19, 191 1. 



V MEDICAL SCHOOL GRADUATION 

The graduating exercises of the Medical School 
of Maine, Class of 191 1, took place Wednesday, June 
21. The class, headed by Chandler's Band of Port- 
land and the Faculty of the School, and followed by 
the alumni according to classes, formed a procession 
at Adams Hall, the Medical School Building, and 
marched from there to King Chapel and thence to 
the "Church on the Hill" where the exercises were 
held. The program: 

Music 

Prayer 

Music 
t Address by Franklin C. Payson of Portland 

Music 
Conferring of Degrees 

Music 
President Hyde presided and awarded the 
degrees. 

Those to receive degrees were Albert Kilburn 
Baldwin, A.B., Taunton, Mass. ; James Donald 
Clement, Belfast ; Frank Stephen Dolley, A.B., 
Claremont, Cal. ; Everett C. Higgins, A.B., Clinton ; 
Elmer Herbert Jackson, JeiTerson ; Charles Jewell 
Nason, Hampden; Carl Hervey Stevens, Northport; 
Cornelius John Taylor, Bangor; Malford Wilcox 
Thewlis, Wakefield, R. I. ; Francis Howe Webster, 
B.S., Bucksport; Charles Green Wharton, B.S. ; 
Tulare, Cal. ; Charles Moore Wilson, Waterford ; 
Gustaf Fritz Robert WoUin, Ystad, Sweden. 



The Spell of the Yukon (Adapted) 




Service 


R. D. Leigh 






The Monroe Doctrine 




Thurston 


G. F. Eaton 






The Final Scene of "Manfred" 




Byron 


C. R. Crowell 






Music 
The Whip-poor-will 






J. L. Hurley 






The Duty of the American Scholar 




Curtis 


P. H. Douglas 
Shamus O'Brien 

J. E. DUNPHY 




Le Fanu 


Music 






From "Henry the Eighth" 


Shakespeare 


A. D. Welch 






Spartacus to the Roman Envoys 




Sargent 


LoRiNG Pratt 
The Explorer 

M. W. Greene 




Kipling 


Music 






Announcement of Judge's Decision 


Alternates 
B. C. Rodick 

R. L. Buell 


E. 


0. Baker 



BOWDOIN KEEPS CLEAN SLATE 
Bowdoin, 4; Bates, 3 — Ivy Day, June 2 

In a game full of sensational plays and surprises 
which took eleven innings to decide the winner, 
Bowdoin broke the Ivy game hoodoo and defeated 
Bates by the close score of 4 to 3. 

Bates took an early lead by scoring two runs in 
the second on a combination of errors. Bowdoin 
followed them, however, with one run in the third 
when Weatherill hit safe, stole second and came in 
on a single by Squanto. In the fourth Bates scored 
another on fielder's error. Until the seventh, things 
looked good for the Garnet, but in this lucky inning, 
Daniels lined out a three-bagger and with two out 
Means hit a safe one over short, scoring Daniels and 
was brought home by Weatherill's single. Smith 
also hit safe, but Wilson lost the chance for a lead 
by striking out. The score was tied up tight from 
then until the eleventh when Grant got a hit. Dan- 
iels and Tilton both flied out and then Lee Means 
who already had tied the score earlier in the session, 
with two strikes on him, landed on one for a long 
two-bagger to left which brought in Grant and broke 
up the game. 

Means pitched a good game and allowed only five 
scattered hits, only one of which counted in the 
scoring. With the bat the big pitcher was easily the 
star of the game. Lindquist was wild at times and, 
although he gave the left-handed batters some 
trouble, was hit rather freely. Mayo in centre field 
for Bates played a star game. Owing to a mistake 
in transmission of a telegram the umpire failed to 



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appear and Bassett of Bates and O'Neil officiated 
and did very well. The usual large Ivy crowd was 
present. 

BOWDOIN 



Weatherill, ss 3 

Smith, If 5 

Wilson, c 5 

Clifford, lb 5 

Lawlis, 3b 4 

Grant, rf 4 

Daniels, 2b 5 

Tilton, cf S 

Means, p 4 



Totals 40 4 II *32 

*Damon out, hit by batted ball. 
. Bates 



Mayo, cf S 

Regan, 2b 5 

Duvey, If 5 

Griffin, € 3 

Shepard, rf 4 

Cody, 3b 4 

Damon, ib 4 

Keaney, ss 4 

Lindquist, p 4 



Total 38 3 5*32 12 I 

*2 out when winning run was made. 

Innings I 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 

Bowdoin 00 10002000 i — 4 

Bates o 2 o i o — 3 

Earned Runs — Bowdoin, 3. Two-base Hit — 
Means. Three-base hit — Daniels. Stolen bases — 
Weatherill 2, Smith 2, Clifford, Lawlis. Double 
play — Regan to Damon. Let on bases — Bowdoin 
9, Bates 3. Base on balls — off Lindquist 4. Struck 
out — by Means 6, by Lindquist 7. Hit by pitched 
ball — Griffin. Umpires — Bassett and O'Neil. Time 
— 2 hours. 

George F. (Squanto) Wilson was unannnously 
elected captain of the baseball team for next year. 
Wilson has caught for Bowdoin for three years and 
is the logical man for the position. He probably 
knows more about inside baseball than any other 
college player in Maine. With him directing it, 
next year's team should be a fast one. 



FINAL STANDING MAINE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 



FOR 191 1 



Bowdoin 
Bates 
Maine 
Colby 



on 


Lost Percentage 


b 


1. 000 


2 


4 -333 


2 


4 -333 


2 


4 -333 



Hlumni S)epartment 

"94. — Alfred V. Bliss, pastor of the 
Plymouth Congregational Church of Utica, 
N. Y., until May, 1908, has been travelling in 
Europe during the last two years for his 
health. Mr. Bliss is planning to resume his 
work again this fall. 

"94. — Charles A. Flagg, secretary of the 
Class of 1894, is at work in the Catalogue 
Division of the Library of Congress at Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

'94. — Francis A. Frost has been engaged 
in special work with several newspapers since 
his return from Paris in 1909. He has also 
been a frequent contributor to many maga- 
zines. 

'94. — H. L. Horsman has spent the past 
year at the New York Post Graduate School 
and Hospital, doing special work on the eye, 
ear, nose, and throat. 

'94. — Philip H. Moore is practicing medi- 
cine in Philadelphia, Penn. Dr. Moore is also 
an instructor in Opthalmology in Jefferson 
Medical College, and the Opthalmologist in 
charge of the Methodist Hospital of Phiadel- 
pha. 

'94. — Frederick J. Libby, pastor of the 
Congregational Church of agnolia, Mass., has 
resigned his pastorate, to take effect in Octo- 
ber, when he plans to start on a year's trip 
around the world. 

'94. — Albert J. Lord, pastor of the First 
Congregational Church of Meriden, Conn., 
has spent a great part of the year in Florida 
and the Mediterranean region since January, 
1910, for his health. 

Ex-'94. — James L. Lombard has been pas- 
tor of the First Methodist Church at Scranton, 
Iowa, since May, 191 1. 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE 

MEDICAL DEPARTMENT. 

The Ninety-first Annual Course of Ledtures will begin 
Thursday, Oiflober 13, 1910, and continue to June 21, 19H. 

Four courses of lecftures are required of all who matricu- 
late as first-course students. 

The courses are graded and cover Ledtures, Recitations, 
Laboratory Work and Clinical Instru(5lion. 

The third and fourth year classes will receive their entire 
instruftion at Portland, where excellent clinical facilities will 
be afforded at the Maine General Hospital. 

For catalogue, apply to 

ALFRED MITCHELL, M.D., Dean. 

Brunswick Maine, 1910. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XLl 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, OCTOBER 6, 1911 



NO. 11 



OLD YET NEW 

The college begins its iiotli collegiate year 
with many attractions of great interest to Bow- 

^doin men. In regard to registration, 326 — 
twelve less than last year — have registered in 
the academic department. Of the 78 Fresh- 
men who have registered only 10 have signed 
in for the course granting a B.S. degree. 
Three of these men are entered for the special 
course introduced for those who wish to take 
one year in the academic department before 
entering the Medical Scbool. The reason 
why so few men have entered the scientific 
course is probably because men in secondary 
schools had picked their college course before 
the new course offered at Bowdoin was 

- adopted. 

Of greatest future interest to Bowdoin 
undergraduates and alumni alike is the new 
gymnasium. During the summer the work 
has gone on smoothly and steadily. Many 
changes in the plans have been made but these 
changes are in no way radical. Several sets 
of plans have been submitted to the Gymna- 
sium Committee, but the latest set will proba- 
bly not be submitted before the end of this 
week. When definite plans have met with the 
approval of the Committee the next step will be 
to put the job up to some contractor. The R. 
D. Kimball Co. of Boston which had charge 
of the heating and ventilating of the new gym- 
nasiums at the Springfield Training School 
and at Dartmouth, has presented plans for 
this branch of the work in the Bowdoin Gym- 
nasium. 

Y The feature of the whole building will be 
the Thomas W. Hyde Athletic Building, the 
plans of which call for an athletic building sur- 
passed by none in the colleges of New Eng- 
land. This Athletic Building will contain a 
regulation ball diamond, a section for track 
and field athletics, and a running track which 
measures twelve laps to the mile. The base- 
ball section will be separated from the track 
section so that there will be no danger of con- 
flict from the two sports. 



BOWDOIN WINS FROM FORT IWcKINLEV 

Bowdoin opened her 191 1 season on Whit- 
tier Field, last Saturday afternoon, and de- 
feated Fort McKinley, 14 to o. The way the 
eleven worked on its initial appearance was 
gratifying to the supporters of the White. 
The game with the soldiers each year is con- 
sidered more or less of a minor contest, but 
the battle is important in that it affords the 
candidates first trying out of the season. Gen- 
erally, the line held well, and forced McKin- 
ley to punt. The backfield was strong and 
made good onslaughts against the fort's de- 
fence. The only department in which Bow- 
doin was admittedly weak was in the hand- 
ling of forward passes. The rest of the work 
was good. 

Kern made both touchdowns. The first 
came in the second period, after the stocky 
fullback had zigzagged through a broken 
field for 35 yards. LaCasce kicked a graceful 
goal. The second touchdown was scored in 
the last quarter, when Kern carried the ball 
over in two rushes from the 20-yard mark. 
Previous to both tallies Bowdoin profited in 
scrimmages and exchange of kicks. In the 
fourth period also, Dole scored a drop kick 
from the 18-yard line. 

For the soldiers Lehner and McGillen 
booted the ball in good fashion, and Linehan, 
Lehner and McGillen showed up nicely. 
Captain Taylor at quarterback managed his 
team well. 

The summary: 

Bowdoin. Fort McKinley. 

J. S. Brown, Walker, Shackford, I.e. 

r.e., Bergman, Lehner, Davitt, Henson. 

Wood, l.t r.t., Linehan 

Pratt, Pike, l.g r.g., Mullins, Godfrey 

Douglas, McMahon, c c. Tapper, Zink 

Burns, Simpson, r.g l.g.. Underwood 

Hinch, Parkhurst, r.t l.t. Hale, Ohestler 

Hurley (Capt.), Wing, E. F. Wilson, r.e. 

I.e.. Henson, Asher 

Crosby, Dole, q.b q.b., Taylor (Capt.) 

Weatherill, W. Holt, l.h.b r.h.b., Matthews, Maher 

LaCasce, Abbott, r.h.b l.h.b., Dwyer, Maher 

Kern, W. Holt, A. S. Merrill, f.b. 

f.b., McGillen, Lehner 
Score: Bowdoin, 14; Fort McKinley, o. Touch- 
downs, Kern, 2. Goals from field (drop kick). Dole. 
Goal from touchdown, LaCasce. Referee — John D. 
Clifford. Umpire — Elmer H. King. Field judge — 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



Ralph W. Smith. Head linesman— Frank A. Smith. 
Time — lo-minute quarters. 

The training table for the football men has been 
established this year at the Park Hotel. 

Elmer King, 'ii, and Medic, is medical attendant 
of the football team this year. 

Barton, C. A. Brown, Cunliffe, and Leigh from 
the Class of 1914, are out for the position of assist- 
ant manager of football. 

With the Fort McKinley and Dartmouth 
games already played the 191 1 football season 
is fairly launched. Although a large number 
of last year's team graduated or did not return 
this Fall, a squad of forty-two new men and 
last year's substitutes is out every afternoon 
and with a lot of hard work there is a good 
chance of Coach Bergin's turning out a win- 
ning aggregation. 

Of last year's team there are Capt. Hur- 
ley, Wood, and Burns to take their old posi- 
tions in the line. Pratt, a member of the 
1909 team who was ineligible last year, is out 
again for ithe line and Douglas and Hinch of 
last year's squad are playing regularly with the 
first team forwards. Behind the line Kern and 
Weatherill are back for their old positions 
at fullback and halfback respectively. La- 
Casce, who played a star game in the inter- 
class contest last fall is making a strong bid 
for the other half, and Dole and Crosby, both 
new men, are fighting it out for quarter. J. 
Brown and Wing, both new men, are playing 
the end position and are beginning to show 
form. Cross, a Freshman from Shattuck 
School, Minnesota, is showing up well behind 
the line. Faulkner from Exeter, and Web- 
ster from Andover, both ends, were out for 
the first time this week and when they get in- 
to shape will probably be seen in the line-up. 
LaCasce is doing the kicking for the team this 
year and is perfonning creditably in this de- 
partment. Other men who are showing up 
well on the squad are Holt, Abbott, McMa- 
hon, Dodge, Walker, and Simpson. 

Coach Bergin is driving the men hard now 
and giving the squad plenty of scrimmage 
work. This scrimmage practice is especially 
needed to give the two green candidates for 
quarterback valuable practice in generalship. 
No prediction can be made yet as to the out- 
come of the Maine State games, but Bovvdoin 
chances depend on the developing of a new 
team to meet the other three teams composed, 
for the most part, of veterans. 



Schedule 

Wednesday, October 4 — Dartmouth, Han- 
over. 

Saturday, October 14 — Brown, Providence. 

Saturday, October 21 — Norwich Univer- 
sity, Brunswick. 

Saturday, October 28 — Colby, Waterville. 

Saturday November 4 — Bates, Lewiston. 

Saturday, November 11 — Maine, Bruns- 
wick. 

Saturday, November 18 — Tufts, Portland. 



NEW MEMBERS OF THE FACULTY 

The college welcomes four new members 
of the Faculty this fall to take the places of 
Professor Mcllwain, Mr. Duncalf, Mr. 
Evans, and Mr. McConaughy. Professor 
Mcllwain goes to Harvard, Assistant Profes- 
sor Duncalf goes to the University of Texas, 
Mr. Evans is to study at the University of 
Wisconsin, and Mr. McConaughy is to take a 
sabbatical year at Columbia University. 

The position vacated by Professor Mcll- 
wain will be filled by William Edward Lunt of 
the Class of 1904. Prof. Lunt was born at 
Lisbon Falls and prepared for college at Ed- 
ward Little High school. He entered Bow- 
doin in 1900, graduating four years later. 
After leaving Bowdoin he spent four years at 
Harvard Graduate School. While there he was 
assistant in Government for two years and in 
his last year held a traveling fellowship which 
took him to England and Italy. As a result 
of his work in this school Mr. Lunt received 
the degrees of A.M. and Ph.D. On leaving 
Harvard, Mr. Lunt spent two years at the 
University of Wisconsin as instructor in his- 
tory. Last January he was awarded the Shel- 
don Traveling Fellowship, and in February 
went to England where he spent six months. 

Mr. Duncalf's place will be filled by Orren 
Chalmer Hormell, A.M. Mr. Hormell is a 
graduate of the University of Indiana where 
he entered after preparing at the high school 
of his native town, Wingate, Ind. After 
graduating from college in 1904, he did 
graduate work there and received the degree 
of A.M. in 1905, and also received the same 
degree from Harvard in 1909. Mr. Hormell 
was assistant in History and Government at 
his Alma Mater in 1904-1905 and was teacher 



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89 



of History in tlie Crawfordsville (Indiana) 
High School for the following three years. 
He then did graduate work at Harvard dur- 
ing the year of 1908-09 and was the Thayer 
scholar in the following year. During this 
year he was also assistant in American Colo- 
nial History at the college and was assistant 
in History at the Harvard Summer School in 
1910. During the past year Mr. Hormell has 
been an Instructor in History and Government 
at Clark College. Mr. Hormell is married and 
has one child. 

To fill Mr. Evans' position the college has 
obtained Nathaniel Everett Loomis, A.M., 
Ph.D. Dr. Loomis graduated from Windsor 
High School and Rochester Academy, both 
schools in his home State of Wisconsin. He 
then graduated from Beloit College in 1908 
and was an assistant in Chemistry at Syracuse 
University in the following year receiving the 
degree of A.M. in 1909. From there he went 
to Johns Hopkins University where he has 
spent the past two years and he received the 
degree of Ph.D. last June. Dr. Loomis has 
written an article on "Lead Silicates" which 
was published in the American Chemical 
Journal in the fall of 1909. The work which 
he wrote in the course of obtaining his Ph.D. 
will be published this fall and deals with "The 
Hydrogen Electrode and the Calomel Elec- 
trode." Dr. Loomis will have charge of the 
first year medical course in Chemistry, the 
general quantitative work and a one semester 
course in geology. 

In place of Mr. McConaughy, Mr. Ernest 
G. Fifield of the Class of 191 1, becomes Assist- 
ant in English and General Secretary of the 
Y.M.C.A. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa 
in his Junior year competed in the Bradbury 
Prize Debate for the past two years, and was 
a member of the 'varsity debating team which 
met Wesleyan last year. Mr. Fifield was also 
a member of the Quill Board and Bugle Board. 

In addition to the new men who have been 
mentioned, three members of the Faculty have 
new titles this year. Paul Nixon becomes 
Professor of the Classics and History. Mar- 
shall Perley Cram has been advanced to the 
position of Professor of Chemistry and Min- 
eralogy and the Josiah Little Professor of 
Natural Science. Henry Bissell Alvord be- 
comes assistant professor of Surveying, Me- 
chanical Drawing and Astronomy. 



ANNIE TALBOT COLE LECTURER ANNOUNCED 

The Annie Talbot Cole Lecturer this year 
will be Prof. Bliss Perry, Litt.D., editor of the 
Atlantic Monthly and Professor of English at 
Harvard. Prof. Perry, who received the de- 
gree of Litt.D. from Bowdoin, was lecturer 
at the Hawthorne Centennial celebration in 
1904. 



PRESIDENT HYDE SPEAKS ON THE DEATH OF 
SENATOR FRYE 

President Hyde took for the subject of his 
talk in chapel, Sunday, the career of William 
Pierce Frye, LL.D., of the Class of 1850, who 
died on the eighth of August in the eighty- 
first year of his age. 

After graduation in 1850, Senator Frye 
studied and practiced law ; was a member of 
the State Legislature in 1861, 1862, and 1867; 
was mayor of the city of Lewiston, in 1866 
and 1867; was attorney general of the State of 
Maine in 1867, 1868, 1872 and re-elected in 
1876 and 1880; was elected a trustee of Bow- 
doin College in June, 1880; received the de- 
gree of LL.D. from Bates College in July, 
1881, and the same degree from Bowdoin Col- 
lege in 1889; was a presidential elector in 
1864; was a delegate to the Republican State 
Committee of Maine in place of Hon. James 
G. Blaine, resigned, in November, 1881 ; was 
elected a Representative in the Forty-second, 
Forty-third, Forty-fourth, Forty-fifth, Forty- 
sixth, and Forty-seventh Congresses ; was 
elected March 15, 1881, to the United States 
Senate to fill the vacancy occasioned by the 
resignation of James G. Blaine, and took his 
seat March 18, 1881 ; was re-elected in 1883, 
in 1889, in 1895, in 1901, and again in 1907; 
was elected President pro tempore of the 
Senate, February 7, 1896, and re-elected 
March 7,1901, and December 5, 1907; was a 
member of the commission which met in 
Paris, September, 1898, to adjust terms of 
peace between the United States and Spain. 

Senator Frye was repeatedly offered op- 
portunities to make money in ways which many 
persons would have thought legitimate, by 
following suggestions about investments 
made by persons intensely interested in legis- 
lation, to whom he might be considered under 
obligation, if he profited by their advice. All 
such opportunities he persistently declined. 

A railroad magnate, who had many favors 
to ask of Congress, remarked that he had 

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WILLIAM A. MacCORMICK, 1912, Editor-in-Chief 
DOUGLAS H. McMURTRIE, 1913 Managing Editor 
HAROLD P. VANNAH, 1912 Alumni Editor 

ASSOCIATE Editors 

L. E. JONES. 1913 F. K. ALLING. 1914 

V. R. LEAVITT. 1913 R. D. LEIGH, 1914 

F. D. WISH, Jr., 1913 K. A. ROBINSON. 1914 



H. C. L. ASHEY, 1912 
H. B. WALKER, 1913 



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Vol. XLI. OCTOBER 6, 1911 




No. 1 1 



With the first publication 
Greetings ^^ ^^^ college year the 

Orient extends a hearty welcome to the enter- 
ing class of Bowdoin. It urges every man to 
get into at once the spirit which characterizes 
the college made famous by her noted alumni. 
The active college man begins to do things at 
the start. The time to begin to live is during 
the freshman year. It is then that a man either 
"makes good" or fails to do so and if he fails 
he usually has a chance to take Freshman year 
over again. Certain traditions and customs 
prevail in every college and like others Bow- 
doin has hers. These are respected and lived 
up to by all who are true to the name of the 
college. So in extending its greetings the 
Orient Board welcomes each man to the hap- 
piest four years of his life. 

To the new members of the faculty as well 
as to those of the undergraduate body does the 
Orient express its welcome. Naturally the 
college will miss those men who have left us to 
go elsewhere this year, but it wishes them 
good fortune. On the other hand it feels that 



the vacancies made by them have been well 
filled and that the younger members of the 
faculty will "make good" with the student 
body. 

It was especially gratify- 
Spirit That Wins ing to those who have the 

football interests at heart 
this fall to see the way in which the student 
body turned out to the opening game of the 
year. Although the game held no champion- 
ship importance, it meant much to the cap- 
tain, coach, and every man on the team to 
know that the student body was behind them 
from the start. The cheering and spirit in 
general which was made manifest in the 
grandstand is worthy of commendation. 
With every man — player and spectator alike — 
doing his share at the games, Bowdoin men 
may look forward to only victorious results. 



Quite important with the 
The First Payment question of the new gym- 
nasium is the matter of the 
student subscriptions. One undergraduate 
has the honor of being the first to pay the full 
amount of his pledge to the fund. This pay- 
ment was made on the' opening day of college. 
Such a spirit of promptness in the payment 
of one's obligations is exemplary. 'If ,the 
same spirit is manifested throughout the stu- 
dent body, Bowdoin's greatest need will soon 
be realized. 



Freshman competition for the Orient 
Board begins at once. Within two weeks rules 
and regulations governing the legislation of 
the Board, will be published. In the mean- 
time, however, every Freshman who wishes 
to try for the Board should hand his name to 
either the Editor or the Managing Editor. 
Now is the time to get busy, so hand in your 
name at once and begin work. 



President Hyde Speaks on the Death of Senator Frye 

Continued from page 89 

found in all his acquaintance with public men 
no other to be compared with Senator Frye in 
his unswerving honesty. Said this railroad 
magnate, "I repeatedly put large opportuni- 
ties in the way of Senator Frye for gaining 
wealth in a perfectly legitimate manner in 
connection with great business enterprises ; 



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but he always firmly replied: 'I must decline. 
I cannot for my own gain be suspected by any 
man of subordinating public interests to my 
private welfare.' 

To you young men who for the next fifty 
years are to be trustees, directors, representa- 
tives of the interests of others, let me com- 
mend the example of this stalwart son of 
Bowdoin and of Maine, who for the past fifty 
years has stood in high places where tempta- 
tion to mix personal and private interests is 
subtle and urgent, yet never let the hand that 
earned his living owe a cent of obligation to 
the hand that cast his vote. 

He was indefatigable in the support of 
American shipping and fisheries, the protec- 
tive tariff, the welfare of the colored race, and 
honorable foreign relations. 

He was eloquent, able, sincere, cour- 
ageous, kindly, charitable ; true to what he 
believed; loyal to what he represented. Out 
of his many services and virtues, let us select 
one for our emulation on this first Sabbath 
service since his death, in the chapel of the 
College which he loved. 

In the complex life of to-day there is just 
one test of a man's honesty that really counts, 
compared with which all other tests and 
temptations are mere child's play. That is the 
power to draw a clear, sharp line between 
one's personal interests as an individual and 
one's social obligations as a business or politi- 
cal representative of the interests of others, 
Every man in business, professional or pub- 
lic life, stands in that double relation and the 
test of character is the power to do that 
double work with a single eye. 



Y. M. C. A. RECEPTION 

'^ The annual reception to the Class of 19 15 
under the auspices of the Y. M. C. A. was held 
in Hubbard Hall on the first evening of the 
term, Thursday, Sept. 28. There was a larger 
crowd than usual present and the Freshmen 
were given a hearty welcome to the college. 

The program of speaking in the debating 
room was as follows: 

The Chairman, W. A. MacCormick, '12 

The College, Pres. Hyde, Prof. Chapman 
The Student Council, J. L. Hurley, '12 

Athletics, Coach Bergin 

The Undergraduates, F. A. Smith, '12 

TheY. M. C. A., E. G. Fifield, '11 

After smging Bowdoin Beata, refresh- 
ments, consisting of ice cream, fancy crackers, 



and punch, were served in the Alumni Room. 
The committee in charge were J. L. Hurley, 
'12, Chairman; E. O. Leigh, '12, L. G. Means, 
'12, G. C. Kern, J. H. Newell, '12. 

A copy of the 1911-12 Handbook, revised 
and improved by the addition of a folding 
map of Brunswick, was given to everyone 
present. 



ART BUILDING NOTES 

Mrs. George Lippitt Andrews has pre- 
sented a silver goblet given to James Olcutt 
Brown, Bowdoin, '56, on his twenty-first birth- 
day by his father, J- B. Brown, Esq. 

"Racing Home," a painting done by Philip 
Little, of Salem, at MacMahan's Island this 
summer, has been loaned by W. C. Allen, '11, 
of Boston. 

Stanley P. Chase, '05, has loaned a Bow- 
doin Bronze Medal, which he won at Harvard. 



ATHLETIC COUNCIL ORGANIZES 

The Athletic Council held a meeting in Dr. Whit- 
tier's office Saturday evening. The Athletic Com- 
mittee is to consist of Chas. T. Hawes, Chairman, 
Prof. Copeland, treasurer; Barrett Potter, Esq., and 
J. L. Hurley, auditors ; Football Committee, Prof. 
Copeland, chairman, F. A. Smith; Track Commit- 
tee, Col. Wing, Crowell, R. D. Cole; Baseball Com- 
mittee, Barrett Potter, F. S. Wiggin. 

This year recommendations are to be subject to 
the approval of the faculty. It was decided to have 
a Sophomore-Freshman Track Meet and Cross 
Country Run. A two years' contract with the Uni- 
versity of Vermont for Cross Country Run was 
agreed upon. 



OTHER STATE GAMES 



The following is a schedule of the games to be 
played by the football teams of the other Maine col- 
leges, this fall : 

Sept. 23— Bates vs. New Hampshire at Durham, 
N. H.; Colby vs. Hebron at Waterville; Maine vs. 
Fort McKinley at Orono. 

Sept. 30 — Bates vs. Harvard at Cambridge, Mass. 
Colby vs. Kent's Hill at Waterville. Maine vs. 
Rhode Island State at Orono. 

October 7— Bates vs. Fort McKinley at Lewiston ; 
Colby vs. Dartmouth at Hanover, N. H.; Maine vs. 
New Hampshire at Orono. 

Oct. 14— Bates vs. Exeter at Exeter; Colby vs. 
Boston College at Waterville; Maine vs. Tufts at 
Medford. 

Oct. 21 — Bates vs. Colby at Lewiston; Maine vs. 
Vermont at Orono. 

Oct. 28 — Bowdoin vs. Colby at Waterville; Bates 
vs. Maine at Orono. 

Nov. 4 — Bowdoin vs. Bates at Lewiston. 

Nov. II — Bowdoin vs. Maine at Brunswick; Colby 
vs. Holy Cross at Worcester, Mass. 



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THE LIST OF NEW UNDERGRADUATES 

Men admitted to advanced standing: 

Admitted to 1912: Milton V. McAlister, Wool- 
wich, Me.; Malcolm MacKay, Pittston, Me.; R. A. 
Hoit. " , „ ,,r 

1913: Alfred H. Sweet, Jackman, Me.; R. W. 
Merrill, Hinsdale, 111. ^ „ ,^ r- 1 

1914: Frank R. Loeffler, Lisbon Falls, Me.; Carl 
B Stevens M.D., Northport, Me.; C. A. Tapley, 
Ellsworth, Me. ; R. H. Colby, Wellesley, Mass. ; Paul 
L. White, Indianapolis, Ind. 

Class of 1915 

Alden Augustus Elihu, Portland; Allen, Charles 
Edward, Freeport; Allen, Harry Everett, Bruns- 
wick- Austin, Elden Hiram, Dexter; Bacon, George 
William, Groton, Vt. ; Bacon, Everett Warren, 
Skowhegan; Bisbee, Ernest Franklin, North Bethel; 
Card Philip Livingstone, Portland; Chatto, Harry 
Murray South Brooksville; Coffin, Robert Peter, 
Brunswick; Coxe, Fred Walter, Woodfords; Dem- 
mons, Paul Douglas, East Machias; Dow, Leon 
French, Livermore Falls; Dunton, Robert Manson, 
Bath; Eastman, Roger Kimball, Lowell, Mass.; 
Eaton, Albion Keith, Calais; Elwell, Edward Rich- 
ardson, East Orange, N. J. ; Emerson, Prescott,Hyde 
Park Mass.; Evans, Robert Joseph, Shirley, Mass.; 
Faulkner, Harry Peter; Fessenden, Joseph Coombs, 
Lisbon Falls; Field, Charles William Wallace, No. 
Windham; Fish, Arthur Raymond, Hallowell ; 
Floyd Gordon Pierce, Woodfords ; Grierson, George 
Douglas, South Portland; Hall, George Albert, Jr., 
Houlton; Hastings, Maynard A., Warren; Hough- 
ton, Charles Frederick, Portland; Hyler, Aaron 
Winohenbach, Gushing; Jones, Otto Rockfeller Fol- 
som, Skowhegan; Keegan, William Owen, Lewis- 
ton ; Knowlton, Frank Earle, Farmmgton ; Koughan, 
Paul J, Bath; Kuhn, Maynard Henderson, Waldo- 
boro; Lewis, Herbert Alton, North Haven: Lewis, 
James Abram, North Haven ; Little, George Tappan, 
Brunswick; Livingston, William Towle, Bridgton; 
Loring, Kimball Atherton, Reading, Mass.; Mac- 
Cormick, Austin Harbutt, Boothbay Harbor; Mac- 
Donald, Joseph Cony. Bangor; McKenney, Francis 
Paul, Brunswick; McKinnon, Max Verne, Calais; 
McWilliams, George Arthur, Bangor; Mannix. Dan- 
iel Maurice, Portland; Melcher, Stanwood Alexan- 
der, Mt. Holly, N. J.; Merrill, Ivan Colson, Law- 
rence, Mass.; Morrill, Stewart Pingree, South 
Portland; Moulton, Manning, Portland; Perkins, 
Clifford Thompson, Ogunquit ; Porritt, Philip Webb, 
Hartford, Conn.; Prescott, Harold Milton, Portland; 
Putnam, Roger Ashurst, York Village; Ramsay, 
Kenneth Elmer, Saco; Richardson, Gordon Dana, 
Reading, Mass. ; Ricker, George Worcester, Port- 
land ; Roberts, Frank Stanwood. Brunswick; Robin- 
son, Clarence Eugene, Thomaston ; Rodick, Daniel 
Weston, South Portland; Rollins, John Fox, Ban- 
gor; Rubin, Joseph; Smith, Philip S}'dney, Leicester, 
Mass.; Somers, Harold McNeil, Portland; Soule, 
Reuel Blaine, Augusta; Stetson, Alvah Booker, 
Brunswick; Stetson, Leslie Nathaniel, Brunswick; 
Stone, Ellsworth Allen, Lynn, Mass.; Stowell, El- 
wood Harrison, Freeport; Talbot, George Henry, 
S. Portland; Thompson, George Cummings, Augusta; 
Thurston, Verrill Carlton, Chesterville ; Verrill, 
Harold Everett, Portland; Weintz, Jacob Frederick, 
Evansville, Ihd. ; West, Samuel, Boston, Mass.; 



Willett, Fred P., Orono; Williamson, William 
Burrell, Augusta; Woodbury, Vernon Pierce, Leo- 
minster, Mass. 



ASSISTANTS AND PROCTORS 

The following undergraduates have been ap- 
pointed as assistants in the various courses : 

Chemistry: Neil A. Fogg, '13, of Freeport, Doug- 
las H. McMurtrie, '13, of Woodfords, Sumner T. 
Pike, '13, of Lubec. 

Psychology: Harold C. L. Ashey, '12, of Leices- 
ter, Mass. 

German : Lester L. Bragdon of Wells. 

Biology: Harold V. Bickraore, Medic, '14, of Au- 
gusta. 

English: Edward O. Baker, '13, of North Adams, 
Mass. 

Economics : Paul H. Douglas of Newport. 

History: Earle L. Russell, '12, of Portland. 

Mathematics : Carle O. Warren, '12, of Gorham. 

The board of proctors for the year is as follows : 

South Appleton, Frank A. Smith; North Ap- 
pleton, Charles F. Adams ; South Maine, William A. 
MacCorraick : North Maine, John L. Hurley ; South 
Winthrop, Edward L. Morss; North Winthrop, 
Seward J. Marsh. 



College Botes 



At a meeting of the Orient Board last Friday, 
William A. MacCormick, 1912, of South Framing- 
ham, Mass., was elected Editor-in-Chief in place of / 
Walter A. Fuller, who has entered Harvard Uni- A- 
versity. 

Wyman, ex-'i2, has returned to college. 

Cooley, ex-' 14, has returned to college. 

Wm. Spinney, '12, has returned to college. 

LesUe Stetson, ex-'i4, has returned to college. 

Coach Morrill will enter the Medical School this 
fall. 

Thompson, ex-'i4, and Williamson, ex-'i4, have 
returned to college. 

Walter A. Fuller and F. Warren Davis, both '12, 
have entered Harvard. 

A class of about 40 Freshmen is expected at the 
Medical School this fall. 

Hathaway, '12, has returned to Providence, R. I., 
where he has employment. 

James A. Creighton, '13, has entered Massachu- 
setts Institute of Technology. 

The first game of the Freshman-Sophomore base- 
ball series will be played to-morrow. 

"Jim" McBain is now head janitor of all the o 
buildings on the campus except Hubbard Hall. 

Physical examinations are being held at Dr. Whit- 
tier's office each evening for Freshmen and candi- 
dates of the teams. 

At a meeting of the Junior Class this week, D. 
H. McMurtrie was elected Art Editor of the 1913 
Bugle in place of F. T. Edwards, who has entered 
the University of Wisconsin. 



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O. H. Stanley, '09, was on the campus Tuesday. 

B. O. Warren, Maine, '11, visited friends on the 
campus, Sunday. 

Simpson, '03, spent two days at Bowdoin with his 
brother, Simpson, '14. 

The normal class in Bible Study commenced the 
three courses, Monday night. 

The plans for the new ''Gym" may be seen any 
time at Dr. Whittier's office. 

A Y. M. C. A. cabinet meeting was held Thurs- 
day at the Delta Upsilon House. 

Among the 191 1 men registering at the Harvard 
Law School were Lawlis and Hussey. 

Fall practice of the 'varsity baseball team is held 
regularly on the Delta every afternoon. 

Tennis candidates were called for Tuesday. The 
elimination tournament commences Thursday. 

About a dozen men turned out for cross country 
work Tuesday. They were given a two-mile jog as 
a starter. 

Many friends of "Squanto" Wilson were glad to 
see him in Boston at the last series of the Boston 
and Detroit teams. 

The candidates for the Freshman-Sophomore 
Track squad reported to Coach Morrill on 'Tuesday. 
About twenty men were out. 

Dr. Burnett visited friends in Berkeley, Cal., 
Portland, Ore., and Chicago, and also went through 
Yellowstone Park, this summer. 

Smith, '12, Woodcock, '12, McFarland, '11, Kern, 
'12, Bradford, '12, Parcher, '12, Lombard, '13, Tib- 
betts, '12, are going "Medic" this fall. 

Freshman baseball practice commenced Tuesday. 
A squad of about eighteen men reported to com- 
mence work under Coach Means and Captain Mc- 
Kenney. 

The following men have been appointed assist- 
ants in the Library : From 1912 : Newell, Bragdon, 
Keating, Torrey, Timberlake. From 1913 : Cowan, 
Comery. From 1914: Fox. From 1915 ; Ramsay, 
West. 

The Freshmen held their first class meeting in 
the Gym. Monday. The meeting was called to order 
by^ G. W. Bacon and presided over by G. A. Mac- 
Williams. F. P. McKenney of Brunswick was elected 
baseball captain and J. A. Lewis of Northhaven, 
manager. 

The Y. M. C. A. will conduct its membership plan 
on a different basis this year. Every man in college 
is requested to join the Association and then if he de- 
sires, aid it by a voluntary subscription. Heretofore 
members have had to pay one dollar in signifying 
their intention to join the Association. 

The following men left on the Dartmouth trip 
Tuesday morning : Coach Bergin, Manager King, 
Trainer Nickerson, Kern, '12, Weeks, '12, Hurley, 
'12, Douglas, '13, Hinch, '13, Brown, '13, Crosby, '13, 
Dodge, '13, McMahon, '13, Abbott, '13, Pike, '13, 
Wood, '13, Burns, '13, Pratt, '14, Wing, '14, LaCasce, 
'14, Weatherill, '14. 

Among the alumni back last week were "Jack" 
Minot, '96, Simpson, '03, DeForest Weeks, '10, S. W. 



Pierce, S. H. Hussey, J. L. Brummett, Lawrence Da- 
vis, R. M. Lawlis, G. H. Macoraber, M. G. L. Bailey, 
P. W. Meserve, H. V. Bickmore, L. P. Parkman, and 
E. E. Kern, A. J. Somes, L. McFarland, E. S. Pur- 
ington, and B. W. Partridge, 191 1. 

The Class of 1914 held a meeting in the gym- 
nasium Monday night and elected Clifford L. Rus- 
sell of Portland captain of the class baseball team, 
and John L. Barbour, of Brown City, Mich., man- 
ager. The following men were chosen for the 
proclamation committee: Earle S. Thompson, John 
Heywood, Ralph L. Buell, Elwyn C. Gage, Kenneth 
A. Robinson, Edward H. Snow, Robert G. Sever- 
ance, and Henry C. Dixon, with Francis X. Calla- 
han chairman of the committee. 



JFacult^ Motes 

Professor Little attended the thirty-third an- 
nual conference of the American Library Association 
which was held in Pasadena, Cal., May 18 to 24. 
The association numbers over two thousand libra- 
rians and there was an attendance of 582. The libra- 
rian of Bowdoin, who has attended nineteen of these 
conventions and for many years has been a member 
of the Council of the Association was the only rep- 
resentative from Maine. After the close of the 
meeting he visited many of the public libraries of 
the Pacific Coast and examined particularly those 
of Leiand Stanford, Jr., University, and of the Uni- 
versity of California. The impressive building of the 
latter is one of the first university libraries to be 
planned and constructed with reference to a great 
enlargement of its capacity in the future without in- 
terference with the facade or the leading architect- 
ural features of the present structure. Returning by 
the^ Canadian Pacific Railway, he took occasion to 
revisit the Canadian Rockies about Laggaw where 
in 1896 and 1901 he had spent several weeks in 
mountain climbing with his associates of the Ameri- 
can Alpine Club. The Topographical Survey of the 
Dominion had honored members of his first party 
by giving their names to several peaks then climbed 
for the first time. On June 15 of this year he had 
the pleasure of climbing the mountain that bears his 
own name in the company of two Swiss guides who 
regularly spend their summers in this region. 
Though not of great height, 10,300 feet, Mt. Little 
is distinctly an Alpine peak, rising from an immense 
snow field, and offering the usual difficulties to the 
climber of precipitous cliffs, crumbling rock and 
snow cornices. Owing to danger from avalanches 
due to a fall of snow the previous week, the guides 
insisted on approaching the mountain by a cir- 
cuitous route that involved crossing the crest of 
the continent twice. For this is one of the Ten 
Peaks that help form the water shed between Brit- 
ish Columbia and Alberta ; melting snow from one 
side goes to the Pacific, from the other to Hudson 
Bay and the Atlantic. The ascent, therefore, was 
rather laborious and occupied fourteen hours from 
the temporary camp, during nearly all of which time 
the party was roped together. 



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Hlumni department 

'50. — Mrs. Oliver O. Howard, widow of 
Major General Oliver O. Howard, the famous 
Civil War veteran, died at Burlington, Vt., 
Aug. I, of a paralytic stroke suffered several 
days previous. 

'54. — Hon. Franklin A. Wilson died at his 
home in Bangor, July 2, from a prolonged ill- 
ness and confinement to his bed. Mr. Wilson 
■was one of the oldest members of the Penob- 
scot bar and had long been prominent in the 
railroad and financial circles of Maine and 
New England. His valuable advice in the 
conduct of the various enterprises in which he 
held so many prominent positions will be 
missed greatly; among his many friends his 
loss will also be widely felt. He is survived 
by his wife and four children — Mrs. George 
Cutler of Brookline, Mass.; Mr. Charles S. 
Wilson, second secretary of the American em- 
bassy to Rome ; Mr. Hayward Wilson of Bos- 
ton, and Mr. John Wilson of Bangor. 

Mr. Wilson was born in Bangor and has 
always made that city his home. He was 
graduated from Bowdoin in 1854, studied law 
with Albert W. Paine and John A. Peters and 
for a time was associated with the latter in 
practice, afterward fonning a partnership with 
Charles F. Woodward, which continued until 
the latter's death in 1906. In the course of 
his active career he held many positions of 
trust and was connected with many institu- 
tions and corporations. 

He was a director of the old Piscataquis 
railroad ; president of the European and North 
American Company; President of the Penob- 
scot Savings Bank; Director of the First Na- 
tional Bank; Member of the Board of Trus- 
tees of the Public Library; Director of the 
Union Insurance Co. ; Director and at one 
time President of the Maine Central Railroad ; 
and President of the Penobscot Bar Associa- 
tion. Shortly before his death he resigned 
from all public and corporate offices. 

'56. — Rev. Edwin Pond Parker, D.D., has 
resigned after a pastorate of 51 years at Sec- 
ond Church, Hartford, Conn. During all this 
time, his influence has been great in the entire 
city, due to the clear cut quality of his char- 
acter in all its parts. 



'89. — An address, entitled "The Minister 
and the Peace Question," delivered by Rev. C. 
F. Hersey before the Pastors' Union, has been 
published by the Peace Association of the 
Friends in America. 

'92. — Dr. Percy Bartlett of the Dartmouth 
Medical School, has been elected a Trustee 
of the Mary Hitchcock Hospital at Hanover to 
succeed Prof. Charles F. Richardson. Dr. 
Bartlett for five years was in charge of the 
Boston Relief Hospital before becoming a 
member of the Dartmouth Medical Faculty. 
He graduated from Bowdoin in '92 and from 
the Dartmouth Medical School in 1900. 

'00. — Rev. Harry A. Beadle of Franklin, 
Conn., has accepted a call to Pomfret, Conn. 

'00. — Prof. Simon A. Hamlin has accepted 
a position as Principal of Bridgton Academy 
and has already begun his work there. For 
ten years. Prof. Hamlin has been principal of 
South Portland High School. Under his 
leadership, the number of scholars has in- 
creased from 98 to 220 and the standing of 
the school has greatly increased. 

'03. — Mr. and Mrs. John Newton Williams 
of Newton, Mass., announce the engagement 
of their daughter, Florence Alice, to Mr. S. C. 
W. Simpson of Portland. Mr. Simpson was a 
Senate Official in 1903 and 1905, and during 
the years of 1907 and 1909 held the desirable 
position of Assistant Secretary of the Senate 
of the State of Maine. Mr. Simpson is now 
Secretary of the publishing firm of Benj. H. 
Sanborn & Co. of Boston. Mr. Simpson is a 
member of the Zeta Psi and Phi Beta Kappa 
Fraternities. 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE 

MEDICAL DEPARTMENT. 

The Ninety-first Annual Course of Leiflures will begin 
Thursday, 0(51:ober 13, 1910, and continue to June 21, 191 1. 

Four courses of ledtures are required of all who matricu- 
late as first-course students. 

The courses are graded and cover Ledlures, Recitatiotia, 
Laboratory Work and Clinical Instrudlion. 

The third and fourth year classes will receive their entire 
instruflion at Portland, where excellent clinical facilities will 
be afforded at the Maine General Hospital. 

For catalogue, apply to 

ALFRED MITCHELL, M.D., Dtan. 
Brunsvi'ick Maine, 1910. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XLI 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, OCTOBER 13, 1911 



NO. 12 



BOWDOIN MEETS BROWN TOMORROW AT 
PROVIDENCE 

Coach Bergin's men left this morning for 
Providence where they will line up to-morrow 
against the strong Brown University team. 
Brown has been going at a fast clip this season 
and has not lost a game as yet. The Bowdoin 
team is determined, however, to make a good 
showing against the Brunonians in this, the 
first contest in a number of years. 

The line-up for to-morrow is not yet an- 
nounced, but there will undoubtedly be a num- 
ber of changes in it. Faulkner, the Freshman, 
will probably appear and Simpson may get a 
chance at guard. It is doubtful who will 
start the game at quarterback. The team is 
in better shape than it has been before this 
season and may be counted on to give a good 
account of itself. 



— Barends, Hogsett, Englehorn. Referee— Tufts 
Worcester. Umpire — McGrath, Boston College. 
Field judge — Bragg, Wesleyan. Head linesman — 
Whitney, Dartmouth. Time — lo-minute quarters. 



BOWDOIN, 0; DARTMOUTH, 23 

Bowdoin played her second game of the 
season, Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Hanover, and 
lost to Dartmouth, 23 to o. The visitors were 
greatly outweighed and were also at a further 
disadvantage in working against a better or- 
ganized machine. The lighter eleven, how- 
ever, played brilliantly until Dartmouth's re- 
lentless attack forced the playing continually 
into Bowdoin's territory. Only once did the 
White get the ball on her opponent's land, and 
then she was forced to kick. 

Bowdoin's attack was directed mainly at 
Dartmouth's flanks, while the Green played a 
more varied system, onside kicks and forward 
passes being frequently used. 
Dartmouth Bowdoin 

Daly ( Capt.) , Margeson, l.e r.e., Wing 

Elcock, Bennett, l.t r.t.. Wood 

Whitmore, l.g r.g., Pratt 

Bennett, Beer, c c, Douglas 

Dunbar, r.g l.g., Burns 

Barends, r.t l.t., Hinch 

Estep, Llewellyn, r.e r.e., Hurley (Capt.) 

Pishon, q.b q.b., Dole 

Hogsett, Morey, l.h.b r.h.b., Weatherill 

Dana, Dudley, r.h.b l.h.b., LaCasce 

Snow, f .b f.b., Kern 

Score — Dartmouth 23 ; Bowdoin, o. Touchdowns 
— ^Hogsett 2, Morey, Dana. Goals from touchdown 



1914 WINS THE FIRST CLASS QAME 

In the first baseball game of the series, the 
Sophomores defeated the Freshmen by the 
score of 8 to 2. Hall's pitching for 1914, 
especially in the fourth and sixth innings, 
when he twirled his team out of difficulty, was 
a principal feature of the game. Near the 
close of the contest. Hall was put out of the 
game on account of batting out of turn 
through a misunderstanding. La Casce in 
right field made a brilliant catch with his 
hands crossed. For the Freshmen, Badger 
did star work. 

The summary : 

CLASS OF 1914 

AB R BH PC A E 

Barbour, lb., p 4 i o 6 

Minott, 2b 5 o I i 

Snow, c 4 I I 14 

Cooley, ss 3 I I i 

Russell, l.f. (Capt.) 3210 

Tuttle, 3b 2 o o o 

Weatherill, 3b I I o I 

Coombs, c.f o I o 

La Casce, c.f., r.f i i o 2 

Hall, p 3 o o I 

Bodurtha, ib I I I 

Pratt, r.f 2 o o O 

Bickford, r.f 1000 

Barton, c.f o o o o 



Totals 30 8 S 27 8 3 

CLASS OF 1915 

AB R BH PO A E 

Kuhn, 3b 4 O I O 2 I 

Mannix, ss 3 o 2 2 2 

Grierson, lb 2 13 o 

Keagan, 2b 3 o o o o 

Allen, c.f 3 O o O I 

Willet, c.f I I I o o 

McKenney, l.f 3 O I o 

MacCormick, l.f i o o 

Somers, r.f 3 o O 2 

Prescott, r.f I o o o o 

Badger, c. 4 i i 2 o i 

Eaton, p 3 i 2 7 o 

Totals 31 2 4 22 II 5 

Innings : 

1914 

1915 



00010003 X — 8 
ooiooooo I — 2 



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Two-base hits — Cooley, Ku'hn, Badger. Stolen 
bases — Barbour, Snow, Cooley, 2 ; Kuhn, Keagan, 3 ; 
Willet, I. Base on balls— By Hall, 3; Eaton, 5. 
Struck out — By Hall, 12 ; Barbour ; Eaton, 2. Sacri- 
fice hits — Gierson. Hits — Off Hall, 3; off Barbour; 
Eaton, 5. Hit by pitched ball — Weatherell, La 
Casce. Wild pitches — Eaton. Passed balls — Badger 
2. Umpire — Means. Time — 2.10. 



CROSS COUNTRY RACE ARRANGED WITH VERMONT 

The faculty has voted to approve the form- 
ation of contract with the University of Ver- 
mont for cross country races this Fall and 
next Fall. The races are to be run by teams 
of five men from each college. The victory 
will be reckoned by a system of points, the 
finishing position of each man counting so 
many points, respectively. One race will be 
run at Brunswick and the other at Burlington, 
but the place and exact date of this year's race 
has not yet been definitely decided, although 
the first contest will probably be held the first 
of November. 

The cross country squad has now been 
working over a week. Owing to the fact that 
Bowdoin did not compete in such a race last 
year, it is difficult to judge the possibilities of 
the team. Among the candidates are: Hall, 
'13; Auten, '12; Timberlake, '12; Wish, '13; 
Tuttle, '13; Tufts, '13; Tarbox, '14; Melcher, 
'15; Bacon, '15, and others. 

An interclass track meet will be held on 
Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 18 and 19, at Whit- 
tier Field. The list of events includes ; 

600-Yard Run. 

330-Yard Run. 

120- Yard Dash. 

70-Yard Dash. 

55- Yard High Hurdle. 

120-Yard Low Hurdle. 

Shot-Put. 

Hammer Throw. 

Discus Throw. 

Pole Vault. 

Broad Jump. 

High Jump. 

As the success of the college track team in the 
Maine Meet next spring depends largely upon the 
interest shown in this interclass meet, it is necessary 
for every Senior, Junior, Sophomore and Freshman 
to turn out. 

Coach Morrill will be at the field every afternoon 
to train the men from 3.30 to 5.30. All entries 
should be handed as soon as possible to Captain 
Cole, Coach Morrill or Manager Crowell. 



SECOND TEAM LOSES TO WESTBROOK SEMINARY 

The Bowdoin second team lost to West- 
brook Seminary, 21 to o, last Saturday after- 
noon at Portland. The seminarians outplayed 



the collegians in every department of modern 
football. The feature of the game was a triple 
forward pass worked by Tyler, Purington and 
Wheeler of the Seminary. Abbott was the 
best ground-gainer for Bowdoin. 



TENNIS TOURNAMENT 

The annual fall tennis tournament was be- 
gun this week with thirty-two competitors en- 
tered. This tournament will bring before the 
attention of the management the new men 
who will be likely candidates for the positions 
to be filled next spring. During the next two 
weeks an attempt will be made to get a match 
tournament with the faculty team. 



DEATH OF REV. JOHN S. SEWALL, D.D., 'SO 

The Rev. John Smith Sewall, D.D., vice- 
president of the board of trustees of Bowdoin 
College, died at his home in Bangor, Wednes- 
day morning. He had been critically ill since 
Sept. 24. 

Professor Sewall was born in Newcastle, 
March 20, 1830. He visited Japan as a mem- 
ber of Commodore Perry's expedition, and 
afterwards entered Bangor Theological Sem- 
inay, from which he was graduated in 1858. 
He was graduated from Bowdoin in 1850 and 
received the degree of Master of Arts in 1855, 
of Doctor of Divinity in 1878. He was chap- 
lain of the Eighth Massachusetts Regiment 
during the Civil War, and was professor of 
rhetoric, oratory and English Literature from 
1867 to 1875. He was professor of homiletics 
in Bangor Theological Seminary from 1875 
to 1903. Since then he had been professor 
emeritus and had engaged in literary work. ' J 
Dr. Sewall was chaplain of the Maine Com- I 
mandery of the Loyal Legion at the time of " 
his death and a member of the Hannibal Ham- 
lin Post, G. A. R., of Bangor. He was a mem- 
ber of the Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity. 



DELTA UPSILON CONVENTION 

The 77th Annual Convention of the Frater- 
nity of Delta Upsilon is being held this week, 
October 12, 13 and 14 under the auspices of 
the Rutgers Chapter at New Brunswick, N. J. 

The delegates from the Bowdoin Chapter 
of Delta Upsilon are Seward J. Marsh, '12, of 
Farmington, and James A. Norton, '13, of 
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NEW MEMBERS OF THE MEDICAL FACULTY 

The following is a list of the new members 
of the Medical Faculty: Alfred King, A.M., 
M.D., of Portland, Lecturer in Surgery; Wil- 
ham Wheeler Bolster, A.B., M.D., of Lewis- 
ton, Instructor in Physiology; Ambrose Her- 
bert Weeks, M.D., of Portland, Instructor in 
Internal Medicine; Thomas Jayne Burrage, 
A.M., M.D., of Portland, Instructor in Inter- 
nal Medicine ; Edwin Motley Fuller, Jr., A.B., 
M.D., of Bath, Instructor in Pathology and 
Bacteriology ; Carl Hervey Stevens, M.D., of 
Brunswick, Instructor in Pathology and Bac- 
teriology; Elmer Henry King, A.B., of Port- 
land, Demonstrator of Histology; Oramel 
Elisha Keaney, M.D., of Portland, Clinical 
Assistant in Surgery; Lucinda Blake Hatch, 
M.D., of Portland, Clinical Assistant in Ob- 
stetrics; Harold Josselyn Everett, A.B., M.D., 
of Portland, Clinical Assistant in Obstetrics; 
Roland Banks Moore, M.D., of Portland, Clin- 
ical Assistant in Obstetrics. 



3f acuity IFlotes 

Dean Sills left last Friday morning for 
Boston. There on Friday night he repre- 
sented the college at the meeting of the Bos- 
ton Bowdoin Alumni Club, and spoke at the 
post-prandial exercises, giving to the alumni 
a brief report of the present affairs and con- 
dition of the College. 

The Bowdoin faculty will be largely repre- 
sented and will take an important part in the 
annual meeting of the Maine Teachers' Asso- 
ciation, which is to be held this year at Au- 
gusta on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 
Oct. 25, 26, and 27. Dean Sills is chairman 
of the Association Department of Classics. 
Professor Mitchell is chairman of the Depart- 
ment of History, and Professor Files is sec- 
retary of the Department of Modern Lan- 
guages. Professor Cram will read a paper on 
"Co-ordination of Chemistry Courses" before 
the Department of Science, Friday afternoon, 
and sometime during the session Professor 
Nixon will read before the Department of 
Classics scenes from the "Menaechini" of 
Plautus, together with original metrical trans- 
lations. 

Professor Ham delivered an address before 
the Twentieth Century Club of Bangor on 



Tuesday, October 3, on Municipal Govern- 
ment in Germany. 



SUNDAY CHAPEL 

At Sunday Chapel, President Hyde com- 
mented upon an essay, entitled "Fundamental 
Education," which he had once seen. The 
theme dealt altogether with the question of 
play, which is best defined as the enlistment 
of the entire personality in a coveted end. An 
important part of every college man's educa- 
tion should be to play some game, — football, 
baseball, golf, or tennis. The man who, in this 
way, learns to play acquires health, a by-product 
of play. It next remains for him to carry the 
spirit of play into his work. If a person en- 
ters upon his tasks in that spirit, he will per- 
form them in an eager, passionate, and enthu- 
siastic manner. Only the man who pursues a 
study in that spirit can become a scholar. One 
should adopt the same attitude of play towards 
life as a whole, treating his chances for kind- 
ness and service as parts of a great game. 
When a man endeavors to follow God's will 
in this spirit, he is a Christian. 



ANNIVERSARY ODE 

Class of 1861 

Commencement 1911: Fiftieth Anniversary 
"We're half-way through." So sang our odist when 
The years gone by, like those to come, were twain, 
And chose the happy phrase as fit refrain 
To tell of years that ne'er should come again. 
Since then we've more than halved the century; 
But what of that? There's still no dearth of time. 
Nor will be while the patient aeons climb 
Toward the top-round of eternity. 
Nay, what of that or this? A hundred years. 
It will be all the same to you and me, 
Whether we pledge the passing century 
In aqua pura or the cup that cheers ; 
For years will go, and lives will multiply. 
With earth below and overhead the sky. 

We've reached the goal where all ambitions cease; 

And now mid shadows lengthening like our days, 

A paean to this year of Jubilee we raise, 

And sit us down in idleness and ease. 

Life's duties done, henceforth perennial peace 

Is ours; and though not all our brows with bays 

Are crowned, we fear not on the west to gaze, 

Nor apples pluck of the Hesperides. 

Since sad allusions hath our scribe forbade. 

All sadness to the shades we'll relegate, 

And laugh amain, like him of old, whose mad 

Guffaw, for all life's ills was anodyne. 

Whilst this long looked-for day we consecrate 

With oft oblations of a classmate's wine. 

— Fabius M. Ray. 



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BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



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Vol. XLI. 



OCTOBER 13, 1911 



Class spirit ran high among the two lower 
classes in their annual baseball game on the 
Delta. The men of the Freshman class exhib- 
ited marked signs of loyalty to their numerals. 
If class spirit of this kind is fostered and 
checked sufficiently, true coHege spirit is sure 
to result. It is weh to remember, 1915, that 
one class is only one part of the college and 
the spirit of the former should never supplant 
the spirit of the latter. 



For the last two years the 
Time to Act fall track meet between the 
two lower classes has been 
called off because enough men have not turned 
out. Such spirit as this will never pull the 
Bowdoin track team from last place in the 
Maine Intercollegiate Meet to a front position. 
If the defeats in track which Bowdoin suffered 
last spring mean anything to the undergradu- 
ates it is up to them to wipe out defeats this 
year. Now is the time for every man who has 
any track ability at all to show real college 



spirit. A championship team cannot be devel- 
oped in the short time available in the spring. 
The time to begin to do so is this fall. It is up 
to every single man to help put Bowdoin up in 
track athletics where she rightfully belongs. 
Those who can't go out on the field and work 
can at least urge others to do so. You men 
who do not know whether you have any ability 
or not should make a point to find out. The 
coming Interclass Meet affords a fine oppor- 
tunity to lay the foundations for a good team 
next spring. 

It seems only fair to at- 
Thoughtlessness tribute any form of irrev- 
erence in chapel exercises 
to thoughtlessness on the part of the offender. 
By irreverence we do not mean "wooding" the 
the men as they come in on the morning of 
some athletic contest. This is a feature which 
concerns the fellows in their relations with 
each other. But disrespect in any form, es- 
pecially of low talking and laughing during 
the Scripture reading and prayer is brought 
directly to the one who is conducting the ser- 
vice. It is not a matter of religion but of gen- 
tlemanliness. The fellow who doesn't think 
may not only show his disrespect towards the 
leader but he may deprive "the other fellow" 
of the benefits which he gets from the devo- 
tional services. Such a spectacle which can 
often be seen in the daily chapel services would 
only give a chance visitor the impression that 
Bowdoin men are more thoughtless than rev- 
erent. 



Y. M. C. A. NOTES 

The first Y. M. C. A. meeting of the year was 
held last Thursday evening, Oct. S, and was a Bible 
Study Rally. There was a large crowd out to listen 
to the inspiring address of David R. Porter, '06, on 
"College Men and the Bible." 

Mr. Porter began by calling attention to the re- 
markable extent of Bible Study in the colleges to- 
day, saying that there were more men studying the 
Bible in the colleges of North America than there 
were men on the athletic teams of^ all the institu- 
tions, that more men were enrolled in voluntary Bi- 
ble Study than there are members of all the college 
fraternities. It would have been heralded as a re- 
markable event if two-thirds of the Freshman class 
at Princeton had gone out for the football team but 
that number had entered Bible Study classes and 
nothing was heard of. 

He then made a comparison between the under- 
graduate spirit at Harvard and Yale which shows 
two contrasted types. Yale is a demorcracy. There 
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college demands that the students shall keep. No 
one is allowed to fall below this level morally, in- 
tellectually, or socially, or, on the other hand, is he 
allowed to rise above it. The result is that the in- 
dividual is lost in the type. Harvard, on the other 
hand, is not so democratic. There is the "Gold 
Coast" which has but little to do with the rest of 
the college. It is every man for himself. Whatever 
a man does is looked upon as his own business and 
the college pays no attention to it. The result is 
that, while weak men succumb, strong individuals 
are developed, men who really have an individuality 
of their own. The spirit of Bowdoin should be a 
combination of these two. There is no danger that 
Bowdoin will cease to be undemocratic but there is 
a danger that it will neglect the development of the 
individual. 

In the realm of religion where the fundamental 
facts of life are to be discovered there is danger 
that we will take the opinions of the crowd around 
us and not think things out for ourselves. Bible 
Study is an opportunity for us to discover for our- 
selves the truth in the matter, to see for ourselvec 
what Christianity is, and to decide our own relation 
to it. 

The Bible Study classes of the Y. M. C. A. 
started this week on the same plan as that followed 
last year. They meet in small groups of S to lo 
men led by a student leader. Twenty-two groups 
have been formed. Every fraternity is represented 
and all are urged to enroll in one of the courses. The 
courses are Social Significance of (he Teachings of 
Jesus, open to Seniors and Juniors, Normal Class 
leader, Prof. Davis; Life of Christ, Sophomores and 
Freshmen, Normal Class leader, Mr. Fifield; Men 
of the Old Testament, Normal Class leader, Prof. 
Woodruff. 

The speaker at the next Y. M. C. A. meeting, 
Thursday, Oct. 19, will be Rev. John H. Nolin, 
Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, Lewiston, Me. 
He is a speaker of great ability and a good audi- 
ence should turn out to hear him. 



COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM 

The revised Commencement Program for June 22 
last was as follows : 

Music 
Prayer 
Music 
"One Such Citizen" 

Eael Baldwin Smith 
The First Era of American History 

William Folsom Merrill 
The 19th Century and the Short Story 
Arthur Harrison Cole 
Music 
A Peasant and His Song 

Charles Boardman Hawes 
Scientific Management* 

John Leslie Brummett 
Psychology 5 : An Appreciation 

Chester Elijah Kellogg 

Music 

Conferring of Degrees 

Prayer 

Benediction 

♦Excused. 



LIBRARY ACCESSIONS 

Of the numerous gifts to the Library during the 
last three months, the most prominent are : "Classi- 
cal Journal, 1908-9 and 1909-10," from Prof. F. E. 
Woodruff, "Bibliotheca Philologica Classica, 1907- 
09," from Prof. Woodruff; C. Ferguson's "Uni- 
versity Militant" F. Palmer's "Winning of Immor- 
taUty," J. H. Snowden's "World as a Spiritual Sys- 
tem," and H. Calderwood's Handbook of Moral 
Philosophy, all from President Hyde ; "Report of 
the Sec. of U. S. Agricultural Department of Appala- 
chian Region," from Charles L. Clarke, Class of 
1875. 

Quarterly Statements for 1909 and 1910 of the 
Palestine Exploration Fund, given by Prof. G. T. 
Little, Litt.D., Journal of Industrial and Engineering 
Chemistry for 1909 and 1910, from Prof. M. P. 
Cram; Journal of the American Chemical Society, 
1909 and 1910, and chemical abstracts, from Mrs. F. 
C. Robinson, Notes on Equitation and Horse Train- 
ing, from the United States Government; Frank 
Parsons's "Legal Doctrine and Social Progress," 
from the Co-Workers Fraternity of Boston ; Mrs. M. 
M. King's "New Astronomy," from Wm. S. Black, 
Class of 1888; Sidgwick's "Tragoediae of Aeschy- 
lus," from R. W. Pettengill, Ph.D., Class of 1905; 
W. Crookes' "Practical Handbook of Dyeing and 
CaHco Printing," from Mrs. Robinson; Chemical 
News for 1908 and 1909, from Mrs. F. C. Robinson; 
W. Jerusalem's "Introductions to Philosohy," trans- 
lated by Sanders, from President Hyde ; F. B. Dex- 
ter's "Biographical Sketches, 1792-1805," from Yale 
University Library ; L. P. Ayres' "Open Air 
Schools," from Prof. I. B. Choate, Litt.D., Class of 
1862 ; 1910 Yearbook of the U. S. Department of 
Agriculture, from the late Senator Wm. P. Frye; 
W. D. Moriarty's "Function of Suspense," from 
University of Michigan Library. 

The Library has furthermore received many in- 
teresting reports and notes from the U. S. Govern- 
ment. 

It has also acquired Bullfinch's "Age of Chivalry" 
by exchange. 

Among its recent purchases the Library has 
Cryler Maude's "Life of Tostoy" in two volumes, 
The Holy Bible, facsimile of authorftative version 
of 161 1, Drawings by E. A. Abbey in three volumes, 
R. W. Gilder's "Grover Cleveland," Ward and Wal- 
ler's "Cambridge History of English Literature," W. 
Thompson's "Dictionary of Banking," E. C. Sem- 
ple's "Influences- of Geographical Environment," 
Henri de Tourville's "Growth of Modern Nations," 
F. J. Snell's "Customs of Old England," J. B. Per- 
kins' "France in the American Revolution," H. J, 
Ford's "Cost of Our National Government," S. L. 
Bensnan's "Home Life in Spain," D. S. Meldrum's 
"Home Life in Holland," A. W. Pollard's "Records 
of the English Bible," E. A. Poe's Complete Poems" 
by Whitty, Percy Ashley's "Local and Central Gov- 
ernment," S. B. Leacock's "Elements of Political 
Science," Gustavus Myers' "History of the Great 
American Fortunes," C. J. Mendelssohn's "Word 
Play in Plautus", C. A. Elwood's "Sociology and 
Modern Social Problems," Joseph Wright's "Gram- 
mar of the Gothic Language," H. K. Webster's "The 
Girl in the Other Seat," "Early Spanish Voyages to 
the St. of Magellan," R. H. Lewis's "Captain Mack- 
lin," "Lion and the Unicorn," "Gallagher and Other 



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Stories," and the "King's Jackal," W. W. Fowler's 
"Religious Experience of the Roman People," F. F. 
Miller's "Portrait Life of Lincoln," R. B. Richard- 
son's "History of Greek Sculpture," A. Fairbanks' 
"Handbook of Greek Religion," Murray's "Oedipus, 
King of Thebes, by Sophocles," H. P. Taylor's "The 
Mediaeval Mind," Bywater's "Aristotle on the Art 
of Poetry," S. A. Eliot's "World Atlas of Christian 
Missions." 



A LETTER FROM AN ALUMNUS OF FIFTY YEARS 

Stockholm, Sweden, June 14, 1911. 
Dear President Hyde: 

You may recollect perhaps, that I told the Alumni 
at last Commencement that the "Class of '60" were 
by no means mummies, that the good red blood still 
flowed thro' our veins, that we were as young as 
ever we were. 

Well, I thought I would prove my faith by my 
works, in my favorite manly sport, so I took my gun 
and went afield. 

The result I give you in the "Record of Game" 
shot by me in 1910, herewith enclosed. 

I beg to add that this is also the record of my 
life made 50 years after my graduation at Old Bow- 
doin. 

A record in a sport where the eye must be true 
and the muscles firm and nimble. 



Very sincerely yours. 



W. W. Thomas. 



The "Record of Game" shows a total of 666 
water fowl, 471 land birds, and 64 fur, making a 
grand total of 1,201. 



CALENDAR 

Saturday, October 14 

2.30 Bowdoin vs. Brown at Providence. 
Bates vs. Exeter at Exeter. 
Colby vs. Boston College at Waterville. 
Maine vs. Tufts at Medford. 
2.00 Zelda Sears in "The Nest Egg" at the Empire 
Theatre, Lewiston. 

Louis Mann in "Elevating a Husband" at the 
Jefferson Theatre, Portland. 

Sunday, October 15 

10.45 Morning service in the Church on the Hill, 
conducted by Rabbi Charles Fleischer, Cam- 
bridge, Mass. 

5.00 Sunday Chapel conducted by Rabbi Charles 
Fleischer. Music by quartette. 

7.00 Cabinet meeting, Zeta Psi House. 

Monday, October 16 

3.30 Football Practice on Whittier Field. 
4.00 Cross Country Squad leaves gymnasium. 
8.00 Maine Music Festival, Portland. Alma Gluck, 
soprano. 

Tuesday, October 17 
3.30 Football Practice on Whittier Field. 
4.00 Cross country squad leaves gymnasium. 



8.00 Second night of Maine Music Festival: Ex- 
cerpts from Grand Opera : Lois Elwell, so- 
prano, and Lilla Ormond, contralto. 

Wednesday, October 18 
3.30 Football Practice on Whittier Field. 
4.00 Cross country squad leaves gymnasium. 
8.00 Last night of Maine Music Festival. 

Mary Garden in scenes from "Thais," "Nato- 
ma," and "Faust." 

Thursday, October 19 
3.30 Football Practice on Whittier Field. 

4.00 Cross country squad leaves gymnasium. 
7.00 Y. M. C. A. Meeting led by Rev. John H. No- 
lin, Lewiston. 



THE NEXT COLLEGE PREACHER 

This year an exceptionally strong list of College 
Preachers has been provided and the first one on the 
list is Rabbi Charles Fleischer of Boston, who will 
be here next Sunday, Oct. 15. Rabbi Fleischer was 
born in Breslau, Germany, in 1871, and came to 
America with his parents in 1880. He received the 
degree of A.B. from New York City College in 1888, 
Litt.B. from the University of Cincinnati in 1893, and 
in 1894 he became Rabbi of Temple Adath Israel of 
Boston. In addition to being a successful preacher 
he is also a well-known lecturer. Some of the sub- 
jects of his famous lectures are Democracy and 
Women, Aristocracy, Individuality, Facts and Fic- 
tions about the Jews, Human Nature, My Discov- 
ery of America. 

He will speak in the Congregational Church in 
the morning at 10.45, conduct chapel service in the 
afternoon, and in the evening meet informally any 
students who may care to make his acquaintance. 



ART BUILDING NOTES 



"Sante," a painting done by Alger V. Currier, has 
been presented to the College by the widow of the 
artist, who gave instruction in drawing soon after 
the opening of the Art Building, from 1896 to 1900. 
The picture, which has always been a great favorite, 
was here at the time of the artist's teaching and 
afterwards. It represents an old man of pleasing 
and innocent expression who is just tasting a bev- 
erage. 

A Mexican Card Receiver and Box, the Box be- 
ing painted by the daughter of Lafayette, are exhib- 
ited in the Boyd Gallery, the present of Mr. and 
Mrs. C. A. Robbins. 

An embroidered work bag, exhibited in the same 
case, has been presented by Mrs. Lucy E. R. Purnell. 

The Boyd Gallery has been partially rehung dur- 
ing the summer. 

The portraits of Wm. Bowdoin and Dr. McSpar- 
ren have been loaned to the Metropolitan Museum 
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College flotes 



At the meeting of the class in English 6 next 
Tuesday evening, there will be a discussion of the 
pledging system at Bowdoin. All students are in- 
vited to attend the meeting. 

Simpson, '14 has returned to college. 

Craig, '13, returned to college, Tuesday. 

W. T. Johnson, '06, was on the campus, Tuesday. 

H. A. Davis, ex-'i2, viras on the campus, Monday. 

The faculty is holding a fall tennis tournament on 
the faculty court. 

Frank Smith, '12, is coaching the Brunswick High 
School football team. 

Captain Hurley witnessed the Brown-Massachu- 
setts "Aggie" game, Saturday. 

A meeting of the Board of Proctors was held at 
the Hotel Eagle last Monday night. 
■^ The Topsham Fair has claimed the usual big 

<L crowd of Bowdoin fellows this year. 
■^ In the Detroit- St. Louis game Saturday, 
"Sqanto" Wilson got one hit and one run. 

Alfred Grey, '14, while watching the Freshman- 
Sophomore baseball game last Saturday, was struck 
by a foul ball and is suffering from a fractured nose. 

"Squanto" Wilson, '12, returned to College Tues- 
day, after a season with the Detroit-American team. 

In the Brunswick Golf Club tournament being 
held this week, President Hyde defeated Dean Sills, 
thus gaining a place in the semi-final round. 

A number of students attended the reception 
given to Rev. and Mrs. J. H. Quint in the Church on 
the Hill, last Tuesday evening. 

The results of the games played Saturday by the 
Maine college elevens were as follows : University 
of Maine, 12; New Hampshire, 0. Colby, o; Dart- 
mouth, 12. Bates, 18; Ft. McKinley, o. 

James G. Lathrop, formerly coach of the Bow- 
doin Track Team, has been secured to coach Bates 
for the coming season. 

Prof. Woodruff, who is an alumnus of the Uni- 
versity of Vermont, represented Bowdoin at the re- 
cent inauguration of President Benton. 

The following men are candidates for Assistant 
Football Manager: H. A. Barton, C. A. Brown, W. 
H. CunUffe, Jr., and R. D. Leigh. 

At a meeting last week, the Student Council ap- 

■^ proved the Sophomore proclamations and decided 

that the Freshmen should wear a regulation cap of 

black with a white button. October 24 was set as 

the date for fraternity initiations. 

Just before the opening of the fall term the 
Eighteenth Annual Meeting of the Maine Library 
Association was held for the second time in Hub- 
bard Hall. About fifty Hbrarians were present who 
expressed themselves pleased. No formal papers 
were presented but discussions were held on various 
literary subjects. 

In an article on college debating in the October 
issue of The Century Magazine, reference is made to 
Bowdoin, and particular emphasis is laid on the fact 



that several members of her debating squads have 
been men of athletic ability. The statement about 
Bowdoin follows : 

"It is not generally true that debating is restricted 
'to the socially ostracised and physically unfit,' as is 
said of some eastern universities. On one Bowdoin 
debating-squad, for instance, were the captain of the 
track team, the quarterback of the football team, 
and the pitcher of the college nine. Another team 
of the same college included the best long-distance 
runner, the champion tennis-player, and the editor of 
the college daily." 

The article also says that Bowdoin College has 
won over fifty per cent, of her contests with Am- 
herst, Wesleyan, Clark, Vermont, Syracuse, and Cor- 
nell. The author is Rollo L. Lyman, who is asso- 
ciate professor of rhetoric and oratory at the Uni- 
versity of Wisconsin. 

During the summer vacation Professor and Mrs. 
Mitchell traveled through England and Scotland. 
Landing at Liverpool they went slowly through the 
midland counties visiting Lichfield, Rugby, Coventry, 
Kenilworth, Warwick, Stratford, and Oxford. At 
London they spent ten days and were here joined 
by Professor and Mrs. Davis who had come to Lon- 
don by the way of Plymouth, Wells, Glastonbury, 
Warwick, Stratford, and Oxford. From London 
they went to Edinburgh stopping en route at Cam- 
bridge, Lincoln, and York. After a stay at Edin- 
burgh during which they visited Abbotsford and 
Melrose Abbey, they proceeded throug'h the Tros- 
sachs to Glasgow, thence to Ayr, Dumfries, Craig- 
enputtock, Ecclefechan, and other places made fa- 
mous by Robert Burns and Thomas C^rlyle. From 
the_ Burns country they went down to the Lake Re- 
gion, visiting Keswick, for forty years the home of 
Southey, Grasmere, where Wordsworth spent a 
large part of his life, Ambleside, and Coniston Lake, 
near which is Brantwood, for twenty-five years the 
home of John Ruskin. Sailing from Liverpool on 
the Canadian, Saturday, September 16, they reached 
home on the 26th. They report a trip full of in- 
teresting sights and enjoyable experiences. 



RESOLUTIONS 

Hall of Delta Upsilon. 
Whereas, It has pleased a divine Providence to 
take from this life our brother, Leo Edgar Haiford, 
formerly of the Class of 1909, be it 

Resolved, That we express the deep sense of loss 
felt by the fraternity at the death of a brother who 
during his life at Bowdoin was true to the best ideals 
of our fraternity both as a friend and as a fellow- 
worker, and who carried the same spirit with him in 
his later life. 

Resolved, That we extend our sincere sympathy 
to those who through relationship were bound even 
closer to him, and who cannot but feel a yet deeper 
loss. 

Clifton O. Page, 
Robert E. Boduetha, 
Kenneth A. Robinson, 

For the Chapter. 
Brunswick, October ninth, 1911. 



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Hlumni 2)epartment 

'69. — The School of Mines of the Univer- 
sity of Pittsburg, located in that city, is now- 
enjoying a most prosperous year under the 
guidance of Dr. M. E. Wadsworth, dean of the 
school since 1907. During the past three 
years, through the untiring efforts of Dean 
Wadsworth, this school has been coming for- 
ward with leaps and bounds, until to-day it is 
regarded as one of the leading institutions for 
instruction in mining in the United States. 
Dean Wadsworth has introduced an elective 
system and in connection with this plan holds 
personal conferences with each man whereby 
he can develop the students along the lines of 
their greatest capabilities. 

Previous to his election to the University 
of Pittsburg, Dr. Wadsworth was Instructor 
in Mathematics, Mineralogy, and Geology at 
Harvard University from 1873 to 1885, was 
President of Michigan College of Mines from 
1887 to 1899, and became Dean of the Penn- 
sylvania State College of Mines in 1901. He 
is the author of about 200 books and pamphlets 
on .subjects related to Geology, Mining Geol- 
ogy and Education. Notable among these are 
his works, entitled, "Crystallography," "Lith- 
ological Studies," "The Azoic System," and 
"Geology of the Iron and Copper Districts of 
Lake Superior." 

'96. — Harry Oakes is now engaged in min- 
ing in New Zealand, he having gone to that 
country immediately after being graduated 
from college. He has 'been spending his vaca- 
tion at his home in Foxcroft during the past 
summer. 

'97. — F. H. Dole, formerly principal of 
North Yarmouth Academy, is now teaching in 
■ the Boston Latin School this year. 

During the past summer the following 
marriages have occurred among the alumni 
and undergraduates of the college: 

'94.— Charles E. Merritt of Manchester, N. 
H., and Miss Amy Palmer Bacon of Allston, 
Mass., Radcliffe, '04, on June 20 at Allston, 
Mass. 

'00. — Mr. Clifford A. Bragdon of Spring- 
field, Mass., and Miss Florence Wilkins of 
West Hartford, Conn., on July i at West 
Hartford, Conn. 

'00. — Mr. Henry Woodbury Cobb of Bath, 
Me., and Miss Mabel Harlan Benner of Med- 
ford, Mass., on Aug. 17 at Dorchester, Mass. 



'03. — Dr. Malcolm S. Woodbury and Miss 
Stella Baker of Kansas City, Mo., on Aug. 16 
at Kansas City, Mo. 

'05. — Mr. Frank E. Seavey of Boston, 
Mass., and Miss Georgia M. Duncan of Bath, 
Me., on Aug. i at Sabino, Me. 

'07. — Mr. Edward A. Duffy and Miss Alice 
F. McCarthy of Portland Me., on Aug. 30 at 
Portland, Me. 

'03. — Mr. Samuel Braley Gray and Miss 
Bessie Pendleton Benson of Bangor Me., on 
Sept. 14 art; Bangor, Me. 

'09. — Mr. William M. Harris and Miss 
Theresa McKinley of Brunswick Me., on Aug. 
30 at Portland, Me. 

'10. — Mr. Ralph Edwin Gilmore Bailey oi 
Granby, Mass., and Miss Mary Eleanor 
Kateon of Bath, Me., on Aug. 4 at Granby, 
Mass. 

'10. — Mr. Ralph S. Crowell of Bangor, 
Me., and Miss Helen L. Miller of Bangor, 
Me., on June 17 at Bangor, Maine. 

'11. — Rev. Paris Miller and Miss Stella 
Soule of Freeport, Me., on Sept. 20 at Free- 
port, Me. 

'12. — Mr. Raymond W. Hathaway of 
Providence, R. I., and Miss Grace M. Swett 
of Providence, R. I., on Aug. 16 at Provi- 
dence, R. I. 

'12. — Mr. George C. Brooks of Reading, 
Mass., and Miss Rachel Smith at Reading, 
Mass., on Aug. 16. 

'12. — Mr. Earle F. Maloney of Thomaston, 
Me., and Miss Stella Cram of Liberty, Me., on 
June 27 at Liberty, Me. 

Ex-'i3. — Mr. Charles R. Farnham of Bath, 
Me., and Miss Ruth Haskell of Bath, Me., on 
Sept. 4 at Bath, Me. 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE 

MEDICAL DEPARTMENT. 

The Ninety-first Annual Course of Ledlures will begin 
Thursday, Oif1;ober 13, 1910, and continue to June 21, igil. 

P'our courses of ledtures are required of all who matricu- 
late as first-course students. 

The courses are graded and cover Ledtures, Recitationa, 
Laboratory Work and Clinical Instruftion. 

The third and fourth year classes will receive their entire 
instru(5tion at Portland, where e.xcellent clinical facilities will 
be afforded at the Maine General Hospital. 

For catalogue, apply to 

ALFRED MITCHELL, M.D., Dean. 
Brunsvi^ick Maine, igio. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XLI 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, OCTOBER 20, 1911 



NO. 13 



NO GAME WITH NORWICH 

Owing to the fact that the management of 
the Norwich University football team because 
of lack of finances, has cancelled the game 
which was to be played to-morrow afternoon on 
Whittier Field, Bowdoin is left with an open 
date for this week. Manager King, as soon as 
he received word from Norwich last Monday 
that they would be unable to fulfill their con- 
tract, spent his time for two or three days try- 
ing to arrange a game with some other team, 
but without avail, as all possible institutions 
have scheduled games for the date. The next 
contest will be Bowdoin's first game in the 
Maine series, Colby at Waterville one week 
from to-morrow, Oct. 28. The team has been 
practising hard all this week and hopes to pre- 
sent the strongest line-up of the season thus 
far against the up-State rival. It is hoped that 
Douglas and Weatherill will 'be in shape to 
play this game, although it is doubtful whether 
this will be the case. A large delegation 
should make the trip to Waterville to see the 
game and give the team the support they need 
and deserve. Announcement of the excur- 
sion will be given later. 



BOWDOIN, 0; BROWN, 3i 

Bowdoin fell before Brown, 33 to O, on 
Andrews Field, Providence, Saturday, Oct. 14. 
Although the Brunonians were not in proper 
form and showed only intermittent flashes of 
their real ability, they succeeded in scoring five 
touchdowns and a field goal, largely through 
the long runs by Sprackling and Crowther. 

The Bowdoin men made first down sev- 
eral times through the Brown line, but were 
unable to bunch their gains and at no time 
were dangerous. Practically all of the play 
was in Bowdoin's territory, except, as hap- 
pened several times. Brown lost the ball 
through fumbles. Bowdoin's nearest ap- 
proach to the Brown goal was in the second 
period, when the White recovered the ball 
after Crowther had fumbled on Brown's 40- 
yard line. Weatherill tried for a field goal, 
and although his direction was perfect, there 
was not enough steam in the boot, and the ball 
fell short of the posts. 



Kern was a veritable whirlwind on the 
field, and both his ofifensive and defensive 
work kept the eyes of the spectators riveted 
upon him. Several times he was through the 
line and making a tackle that was clean and 
hard, while with the ball he was the hardest 
kind of a runner to stop. Weatherill and 
Faulkner also played a strong game, and Hur- 
ley on the right wing showed up well. 

Sprackling, Crowther and Bean were the 
particular stars for Brown. Crowther and 
Sprackling each made two touchdowns, the 
latter reeling off several runs, one of 75 yards 
through a broken field for a score. Crowther 
made consistent gains on plunges through 
Bowdoin's line and returned one kick 65 
yards before Kern nailed him on Bowdoin's 
lO-yard line. Bean got away for one run of 
55 yards and a score, besides making numer- 
ous smaller gains. 

The summary : 
Brown Bowdoin 

Adams, Shipley, Brereton, l.e r.e., Hurley 

Kratz, l.it. . .' r.t., Hinch 

Goldberg, l.g r.g., Burns 

Mitchell, Bohl, c c.,c., Douglas, McMahon 

Gottstein, r.g l.g., Pratt 

Murphy, Hazard, r.t l.t, Wood, Simpson 

Ashbaugh, Stafif, r.e I.e., LaCasce 

Sprackling, Crowther, q.b q.b., Dole 

Marble, Crowther, Wentworth, l.h.b. 

r.h.b., Weatherill 
Tenney, Bean, Rosenberg, r.h.b. 

l.h.b., Faulkner, Wing 
Jones, Snell, Repko, f.b f.b., Kern 

Score — Brown, 33 ; Bowdoin, o. Touchdowns — 
Sprackling 2, Bean, Crowther 2. Goal from field — 
Sprackling. Goals from touchdown — Ashbaugh 4, 
Kratz. Referee — Marshall of Harvard. Umpire — 
Murphy of Harvard. Field judge — Morse of Dart- 
mouth. Head linesman — Beytes of Brown. Time — 
two ii-minute and two i2Hminute periods. 



SECOND TEAM LOSES TO HEBRON 

The Bowdoin second team did not fare 
much better than the 'varsity last Saturday, 
for they lost to Hebron Academy, 19 to o, in 
a game in which they were outplayed. From 
start to finish the Hebronians kept the ball in 
their opponent's territory, and time after time 
the prep school players worked the forward 
pass and other plays for good gains. Bow- 



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doin was unable to cope with the Hebron for- 
mations, and twice did the whistle prevent 
Hebron's scoring another touchdown. Penal- 
ties were frequent. 
The summary: 
Hebron Bowdoin Second 

Brown, l.e r-e-. Cross 

Allen, l.t r.t., Marr 

Bennett, l.g r.g., Austin 

Richmond, c c.. Badger 

Getchell, Purington, r.g l-g, Rodick 

Parsons, r.t l-t-, Parker 

Hutton, r.e I.e., Wilson, Shackford 

Donegan, q.b Q-b-, Bull 

Nadeau, Campbell, l.h.b r.h.b., Cooley (Capt.) 

Fuller (Capt), Bartlett, r.h.b l.h.b., A. Merrill 

Carll, Fuller, lb f-b., Walker 

Score — Hebron, 19; Bowdoin Second, 0. Touch- 
downs—Fuller, Brown, Donegan. Goal from field- 
Fuller. Goal from touchdown— Fuller. Referee- 
Lieut. Frank of Fort McKinley. Umpire— Joy. 
Field judge— Fitzgerald. Head linesman— Barrows. 
Time — ten-minute quarters. 



1914 WINS SECOND GAME 

Altho the Freshmen made a good showing, 
Thursday, they were defeated by the Sopho- 
mores in the second and decisive game of the 
baseball series by the score, 6-3. The work of 
both teams showed a marked improvement 
over that of last Saturday. 

Barbour's pitching for 1914 was first-class. 
"Lew" Brown put up a good game at short- 
stop, and Snow and Minott showed up well. 
For the Freshmen, Allen made himself con- 
spicuous by hitting a home-run. On third 
base, Kuhn did excellent work. 

CLASS OF 1914 

AB R BH PO A E 

Minott, 2b I I I I I o 

Barbour, p 3 o i 3 i 

L. T. Brown, ss 3 i i i 5 o 

Russell, l.f 3 o I I o o 

Snow, c 5 2 2 10 o o 

N. Tuttle, 3b 4 2 I 2 I o 

Bodurtha, ib 5 i 9 o 

Bickford, r.f 201000 

Shepherd, r.f 2 o i o o 

Sylvester, c.f 200100 

Coombs, c.f 300100 

Totals 33 6 9 27 10 I 

CLASS OF 191S 

AB R BH PO A E 

Kuhn, 3b 5 o I 4 5 i 

Grierson, ib 3 o 2 9 o o 

Willett, r.f 2 o o o o o 

Somers, r.f i o o o o o 



MacCormick, r.f o o o 

Prescott, r.f o o o o 

Keagan, 2b 3 o i i i 

Eaton, p 3 o O o 

Stetson, p I o o o o 

Allen, c.f 4 I 2 o I I 

McKenney, l.f 3 I I I o 

Mannix, ss 4 o o I 3 o 

Badger, c 4 i i ii 2 3 

Totals 33 3 7 27 12 6 

Innings : 

Sophomores o o i o o 2 2 I — 6 

Freshmen o o o o o 2 I — ^3 

Two-base hit — Shepherd. Home run — Allen. 
Stolen bases — Minott, 2. Barbour, L. T. Brown 2, 
Snow, McKenney, Bodurtha, Bickford, Shepherd, 
Kuhn, Grierson, Willet 2. Sacrifice hits — Grierson, 
Russell. First base on balls — Off Barbour, 3; off 
Eaton. 4; off Stetson, 5. Struck out — By Barbour, 
9 ; by Eaton, 7 ; by Stetson, 2. Wild pitch— By Stet- 
son. Time — 1.49. Umpire — G. F. Wilson, '12. 



MEDICAL SCHOOL OPENS 



The Medical School of Maine opened 
Thursday for registration. The year marks 
the beginning of the ninety-second course of 
lectures given by this school. There are nu- 
merous changes in the officers and faculty this 
year, and a large number of new instructors 
has been secured. 

Perhaps the most essential change in the 
curriculum consists in providing for instruc- 
tion of third-year students in three specialties 
which were formerly given only to students of 
the fourth year. These specialties are the dis- 
eases of the eye and ear, of the nose and 
throat, and genito-urinary diseases. After the 
current year this plan will give the fourth-year 
student more time for purely clinical work. 

Another change will be a provision for 
prolonged and systematic clinical training of 
third-year men in the making of physical ex- 
aminations. Increase of practical clinical 
work is the keynote in the changes in the 
courses of both the third and fourth years. 
The number of hours of instruction has also 
been materially increased. 

It is expected that 35 or more men will -J 
have registered by Monday, making the largest 
entering class in years. 



TENNIS TOURNAMENT 

During the past week the annual fall tour- 
nament has progressed to the final round. 
This match will be played by Merrill, '13, and 
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matches have been played and the new men 
have shown up well. The most closely con- 
tested matches were played by Merrill, '13, 
and Savage, '13, in the second round when the 
former won, 0-6, 6-3, 15-13 ;by Nixon, '13, and 
Card, '15, in the same round when Nixon won, 
7-5, 12-10; and by Gardner, '13, and Eaton, 
'15, in the semi-finals when Gardner forced 
his way to the final round by winning, 10-8, 

3-6, 7-S- 

A partial summary of the matches follows : 

Second Round 
Auten, '12, defeated W. S. Greene, 13: 6-2, 3-6, 
6-1; Merrill, '13, defeated Torrey, '12: 9-7, 6-4; 
Gardner, '13, defeated Nixon, '13: 7-5, 7-5; Eaton, 
'is, defeated Means, '12: 6-4, 6-8, 6-4. 

Semi-Finals 
Merrill, '13, defeated Auten, '12: 6-4, 6-3. 
Gardner, '13, defeated Eaton, '15: 10-8, 3-6, 7-5. 



NOTICE FROM THE DEAN 

Commencing with the next semester, no 
student will be allowed to take six courses, un- 
less at least one-half of his grades for the pre- 
ceding semester, are B or better. 

(Signed), Kenneth C. M. Sills, Dean. 



A LETTER FROM THE QUILL BOARD 

To the Alumni and Undergraduates of Bow- 
doin College: 

Gentlemen : The Bowdoin Quill is be- 
ginning its sixteenth volume this year facing a 
financial crisis. The Quill has for years been 
a distinct literary success. Financially it has 
hitherto been a failure, because of the indiffer- 
ence of the alumni and the student body. This 
indifference, coupled with influences beyond 
our power to control, has driven the paper in- 
to debt to the extent of $250. It is the senti- 
ment of the Quill Board that if this debt can- 
not be wiped out or at least materially reduced 
this year the publication of the Quill must 
cease. Literary excellence can never justify 
unpaid bills. 

In this letter we mean simply to state facts 
that loyal Bowdoin men should know. We are 
grateful to those who have helped to support 
the Quill in the past, but we must have a 



longer and more loyal subscription list. If 
you wish Bowdoin College to edit a literary 
monthly in a creditable, business-like way, will 
you kindly see that your name is on our sub- 
scription list and that your subscription is 
promptly paid? 

We will spare no effort to make the Qitill 
an honor to the College we all love. 

Respectfully yours, 

Laurence A. Crosby, Manager, 

For the Board. 



SUNDAY CHAPEL 

The first college preacher this year, Rabbi 
Charles Fleischer, of Cambridge, Mass., spoke 
in the Church on the Hill and in chapel last 
Sunday. In the morning his text was "Love 
Thy Neighbor as Thyself" and his subject was 
"Practical Religion." At afternoon chapel he 
spoke on the same subject. He emphasized 
the importance of self-respect and said that 
life is a fine art. "The masterful personality 
is best. Too many of us are dead to the 
world. It is never too late to learn and to be- 
come a doer of deeds, a poet of life." 

Rabbi Fleischer was entertained at the Zeta 
Psi House Sunday evening where he met 
many of the college men for an informal talk. 



Y. M. C. A. SPEAKER 



The speaker at the Y. M. C. A. meeting on 
Thursday, October 26, will be Hon. Augustus 
F. Moulton, '73, of Portland, Judge of 
the U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Judge 
Moulton has practised law in Portland since 
1876. Before being called to the Bench he 
was prominent in politics, having been several 
times a member of the House of Representa- 
tives, Mayor of Deering, President of the 
Board of Aldermen in Portland, and success- 
ful campaign speaker. He is a member of the 
Delta Kappa Epsilon and Phi Beta Kappa fra- 
ternities. 

The subject is the first in the series of 
"Practical Applications of Christianity" and 
one on which Judge Moulton is especially 
qualified to speak, "Christian Principles Ap- 
plied to Law." 



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THE BOWDOIN ORIENT 

Published every Friday of the Collegiate Y 
BY THE Students of 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



WILLIAM A. MacCORMICK, 1912, Editor-in-Chief 
DOUGLAS H. McMURTRIE, 1913 Managing Editor 
HAROLD P. VANNAH, 1912 Alumni Editor 

ASSOCIATE Editors 

W. R. SPINNEY. 1912 R. D. LEIGH. 1914 

L. E. JONES. 1913 D. K. MERRILL, 1914 

V. R. LEAVITT, 1913 K. A. ROBINSON. 1914 

F. D. WISH. Jr.. 1913 R. E. SIMPSON. 1914 



H. C. L. ASHEY, 1912 
H. B. WALKER, 1913 



Business Manager 
Asst. Business Manager 



Contributions are requested from all undergradu- 
ates alunfini, and officers of instruction. No anony- 
mous manuscript can be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions should 
be addressed to the Business Manager. 

Subscriptions, $2.00 per year, in advance. Single 
copies, 10 cents 

Entered at Post-Office at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter 
Journal Printshop, Lewiston 



Vol. XLI. 



OCTOBER 20, 1911 



At a meeting of the Board Tuesday after- 
noon, Dana K. Merrill and Richard E. Simp- 
son of Portland, were elected members 
from the Class of 1914. 



Now that the second foot- 
The Second Team ball eleven has completed 

its short schedule we feel 
obliged to ask the question : "Does such a 
schedule of games help the college?" From 
the standpoint of men in secondary schools 
this question is answered by a clipping taken 
froin the Portland Evening Express shortly 
after the Westbrook Seminary game. It reads 
as follows: 

"'Capt. Wheeler of the Seminary team is 
quite right in his stand regarding a game with 
a college second team. Such a team has no 
standing in athletic circles, as it does not even 
represent its college and goes into a game 
more for the fun than anything else. There 
is little satisfaction in defeating a team made 



up of second-rate men, and there is nothing on 
the other hand, to spur a preparatory school 
team to great effort if it is being outplayed. 
The best that can 'be said of such a game is 
that it gives the school some practice, at the 
risk of being crippled by injuries due to oppos- 
ing a heavier eleven." 

It is quite true that Bowdoin's second 
teams have not in the past few years repre- 
sented the college as they ought. In this asser- 
tion we do not mean to say that the college 
has suffered a great deal on account of a string 
of defeats to its second elevens. It is well 
argued by the authorities that the games are 
played to reward the fellows for the way in 
which they have worked during the fall to help 
the first team. Such an argument is perfectly 
just and reasonable, but it is weakened by the 
very fact that men who are on the so-called 
second eleven had rather cancel a game than 
play on a team which does not properly repre- 
sent the college. Evidently these men are the 
only ones concerned with the results of the 
games. If, then, they are the first to realize 
that the games ought not to be played we are 
forced to believe that the practice of holding 
second team games under the existing condi- 
tions, is wrong. 

Every college man realizes what a strong 
advertisement an athletic team is to the col- 
lege. When a college sends a team to a sec- 
ondary school it must expect to have the team 
— made up of college men — watched and even 
criticised. If the team is not up to the stand- 
ard then we infer that the college has been 
poorly represented. What effect does this 
have? From the above clipping we should 
think that the effect is far from bene- 
ficial. If secondary schools regard college 
competition as "second-rate" it is the business 
of the college to raise the standard of its rep- 
resentatives even in athletic departments. 



o, .. „, tr In regard to the situation 

Shf WeKeep ^^ ^ Bowdoin QuHl 

tbe yuiiij- ^j^j^j^ jg g^^^gj jj^ ^j^g jg^^gj. 

printed in this issue, we can only emphasize 
all that it connotes. The question is one 
which must and ought to be settled by the un- 
dergraduates and alumni as a whole. When 
we consider that only a few over one hundred 
undergraduates were subscribers to the Quill 
last year, we readily see that this body has not 
done its duty. Certain individuals have been 
generous in contributions to this literary publi- 



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cation which compares well with that of any 
other college. One undergraduate made it 
possible last year to publish the Commence- 
ment number of the Quill through his own 
generosity. We all appreciate and admire the 
individual who has such loyalty. The time 
has come this fall when we must defend more 
loyally and truly the literary name which 
Longfellow and Hawthorne have given to our 
college. If we as undergraduates let the 
Quill be discontinued on account of failure to 
subscribe to it we give up our only means of 
preserving such a name. To keep the Quill 
as Bowdoin's literary publication every stu- 
dent in Bowdoin must support it. 



Due to the forgetfulness of some fellow or 
his desire to play a joke on the student body, 
the music at chapel last Friday morning was 
necessarily omitted. The door leading up to 
the choir loft had been securely nailed evi- 
dently to keep the Freshmen from the bell- 
rope the day before. Whoever made condi- 
tions such might well be informed that as a 
practical joke the affair was unappreciated. 

REGULATIONS FOR ORIENT BOARD 

At a meeting of the Orient Board, Tuesday, the 
following regulations regarding the make-up of the 
board were passed. , 

Regulations 

The Orient Board shall consist of an editor-in- 
chief, managing editor, alumni editor, eight associate 
editors, business manager and assistant business 
manager. 

At the annual elections, held the third Monday 
in March, an editor-in-chief shall be elected from 
among the junior members of the board, an alumni 
editor shall be elected from among the Junior mem- 
bers of the board, and a managing editor shall be 
elected from among the Sophomore members of the 
board. The business manager shall be a Junior, 
preference being shown to one who has held the 
office of assistant business manager. The assistant 
business manager shall be elected by the board, from 
the Sophomore candidates. His fitness to serve 
shall be determined by the quality and quantity of 
the work done in competition. 

The associate editors shall be elected in the fol- 
lowing manner. Three Freshmen and one Sopho- 
more shall be elected to the board annually, their 
fitness to serve being determined by the quality and 
quantity of the work submitted in competition. 

When the editor-in-chief, alumni editor, or man- 
aging editor, shall have been absent from college 
during three consecutive issues of the Orient, the 



board shall immediately elect a successor from 
among the members of the board in the absent edi- 
tor's class. Provided the absent editor returns 
within one college year he shall re-assume his po- 
sition. 

An associate editor who is absent from college 
one college year shall forfeit his membership on the 
board, and the board shall vote his position vacant. 
When an associate editor shall have been absent 
from college three consecutive months 'his name shall 
not appear on the list of members of the board pub- 
lished in each issue of the Orient. Upon his return 
his name shall again appear on the published list, 
provided he shall not have been absent one college 
year. 

When the business manager shall be absent from 
college his duties shall be assumed pro tern, by the 
assistant business manager. Upon his return the 
manager shall re-assume his duties. Shall the assist- 
ant manager be absent more than one-half of a col- 
lege year he shall forfeit his position and the 
vacancy shall be filled by an associate editor of the 
assistant manager's class. 

In case of the absence of both business manager 
and assistant business manager, associate editors of 
the respective manager's classes, shall fill the vacan- 
cies for one-half year, and at the end of that time, 
if the vacancies continue, shall at a meeting of the 
board become business manager and assistant busi- 
ness manager, respectively. 

When a vacancy shall occur among the associate 
editors the position or positions shall remain unoc- 
cupied until the next annual election, at which time 
the vacancy or vacancies shall be filled from among 
the Sophomore or Freshman candidates, preference 
being given to the former. 

The rules governing eligibility to other college 
activities shall apply to the Orient elections. 



JFacult^ Botes 



During the past summer Prof. Lunt spent sev- 
eral months in England, engaged in historical re- 
search. He put in a considerable amount of his 
time in London at the Public Record Office, where 
the National manuscripts are recorded as far back 
as the English government records go, and at the 
British Museum. He also spent much time in look- 
ing over Cathedral archives. 

He traveled through Chichester, Winchester, 
Canterbury, Norwich, Ely, Lichfield, Peterborough 
and Lincoln. He also passed several weeks in the 
university and college libraries at Cambridge and 
Oxford. 

The cathedral towns are naturally the towns 
which are least progressive and retain many of the 
almost medieval customs. In these towns he 
staj'ed at inns which had been running from four to 
six hundred years. 

All told it was a very pleasant and profitable trip 
as he obtained much valuable material. 



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CALENDAR 

Saturday, October 21 
2.30 Bates vs. Colby at Lewiston. 
Maine vs. Vermont at Orono. 

Sunday, October 22 
10.45 Morning service in the Church on the Hill, 

conducted by Rev. J. H. Quint. 
5.00 Sunday Chapel conducted by President Hyde. 

Music by quartette. 

Monday, October 23 

Systematic instruction begins in the Medical 

School of Maine. 
3.30 Football Practice on Whittier Field. 
4.00 Cross Country Squad leaves gymnasium. 

Reception to medical students. 

Tuesday, October 24 
3.30 Football Practice on Whittier Field. 
4.00 Cross Country Squad leaves gymnasium. 
Fraternity Initiations. 

Wednesday, October 25 
3.30 Football Practice on Whittier Field. 
4.00 Cross Country Squad leaves gymnasium. 

Thursday, October 26 
3.30 Football Practice on Whittier Field. 
4.00 Cross Country squad leaves gymnasium. 
7.00 Y. M. C. A. Meeting. Hon. Augustus F. 
Moulton, Portland, Me., "Christian Principles 
Applied to Law." In a Series on Practical 
Applications of Christianity. 

Friday, October 27 
8.00 Rally, Memorial Hall. 



CollCQC Botes 

King, ex-'i2, is teaching at Houlton. 

Mannix, '15, is out for track manager. 

The cross country trials take place next vi^eek. 

Trials for the Glee Club were held Tuesday even- 
ing. 

H. N. Burnham, '11, is teaching school at Bridg- 
ton. 

W. J. Bird, Maine '14, was on the campus, Sun- 
day. 

Sanborn, '10, was Superintendent of tickets and 
had charge of the grandstand at Topsham Fair. 

Prof. K. C. M. Sills has been elected President of 
the Brunswick Chapter of the American Red Cross 
Society. 

Prof. Henry L. Chapman gave a lecture on 
"Skipper Ireson" before the Kennebec Historical 
Society at Augusta on Tuesday evening. 

Seward J. Marsh, '12, and James A. Norton, '13, 
have returned from the 77th Annual Convention of 
Delta Upsilon, held under the auspices of Rutgers 
Chapter. 



The first regular band rehearsal was held Tues- 
day night. A large number are out for positions. 

The events in the interclass track meet which 
were to have been run off Wednesday, were post- 
poned on account of rain. 

The Glee Club held its first rehearsal in the Y. 
M. C. A, room Tuesday at S p.m., under Prof. Wass. 
There were twenty-three men out. 

Y. M. C. A. Pejepscot Social Service work com- 
mences to-day. Later gymnasium work will be 
given in connection with the social work. 

Thursday night, the Rev. John H. Nolin, pastor 
of the Episcopal Church in Lewiston, spoke at the 
Y. M. C. A. meeting. L. S. Foote, '12, led the meet- 
ing. 

In the tournament between members of the 
Faculty and members of the student body Tuesday 
afternoon, MacCormick, '12, defeated Prof. Nixon, 
6-4, 8-6, and Shepherd, '14, defeated Prof. Lunt, 1-6, 
6-4, 6-4. 

An informal Bowdoin Dinner will be held 
Tuesday, October 24, at Kalil's Restaurant in New 
York. The committee in charge consists of: George 
R. Walker, '02, J. W. Frost, '04, Wallace M. Pow- 
ers, '04, F. J. Redman, '07, and Harrison Atwood, '09. 

Prof. Henry Johnson represented Bowdoin at 
the inauguration of Miss Ellen F. Pendleton as 
President of Wellesley College yesterday. He 
is also to be Bowdoin's delegate at the inauguration 
of Dr. Lemuel H. Murlin as President of Boston 
University to-day. Men prominent in educa- 
tional circles all over the country will be present 
at these inaugurations. 



ITntetcolleGiate Botes 



Constant increase in the number of students at- 
tending Dartmouth from the South and West has 
compelled the corporation to lengthen the Christ- 
mas vacation to eighteen days. 

Plans for a $2,000,000 Library building at Har- 
vard are now complete. 

The new dormitory at Colby is fast Hearing com- 
pletion. "Roberts Hall," as the students have 
christened it, is three stories high, with outside 
dimensions 45 by 90 feet. Its cost will be $20,000. 

The figures of enrolment of the Freshman Class 
at Harvard give some interesting information as to 
where the men come from. Out of 635 enrolled, 
Massachusetts leads with 435 ; New York is second 
with 45 ; New Hampshire third with 41 ; and Con- 
necticut fourth with 20. The foreign countries rep- 
resented are Canada, England, Germany and 
Switzerland. 

A new system of examinations has been adopted 
to make it easier for men to get in from High 
Schools not preparing especially for Harvard exam- 
inations. Out of 83 admitted under the new plan, 
47 are from outside Massachusetts, and 70 out of the 
83 are from High Schools. 

There has not been one Freshman hazed at the 
Oregon Agricultural College this year so far, a sig- 
nal victory for the system of student self-govern- 
ment established last year. 



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When Tech is moved to its new location, the 
Alumni will be asked to "pay the freight." The cost 
will be $3,000,000, one million of which is already 
at hand. 

The Commons at University of Maine, formerly 
used as a dining hall, has been remodeled for the 
use of the English Department. 

A decrease of one-third in cut allowances has 
been made at Wesleyan this year. 

Credit in gymnasium work at Cornell can be 
secured by taking long walks three days a week. 

The Marquis of Queensbury, in an address to 
3,000 students at the University of Illinois, advised 
them to be "laughing, jolly, good old sporting 
Christians." 



RESOLUTIONS 

Hall of Theta^ Delta Kappa Epsilon. 

By the death of Brother Irving Wilson Nutter, 
which occurred at his home in Bangor on July 12, 
1911, Theta Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon lost an 
honored and well-loved alumnus. 

Brother Nutter was born in Bangor, October 6, 
1880, and was graduated from Bowdoin in 1903. 
While in college he maintained high rank, being an 
honor man. During his Senior year he was Cap- 
tain of the track team and manager of the football 
team. He was universallj^ popular at college, as 
well as in his native city, where he was a member of 
several clubs and of the Chamber of Commerce. At 
the time of his death Brother Nutter was engaged in 
business with the Noyes and Nutter Manufactur- 
ing Company. 

Hardly two month before his death Brother Nut- 
ter had been married to Miss Bertha Burnham Pem- 
ber of Bangor, and to her and to his other relatives 
we extend our sincere sympathy. 

Robert D. Cole, 
Laurence A. Crosby, 
Alfred E. Gray, 

For the Chapter. 

Brunswick, October 16, 191 1. 



Hall of the Kappa of Psi Upsilon. 
It is with deep regret that the Kappa Chapter 
of Psi Upsilon is called upon to record at its first 
opportunity the death on August the eighth of one 
of its oldest alumni, the Hon. William Pierce Frye 
of the Class of 1850. 

His extended and distinguished career as a law- 
yer and legislator ; his loyalty to his college and his 
fraternity; his devotion to his family and his 
country, and his sterling and unimpeachable integ- 
rity in everything will long serve as an inspiration. 
Realizing our loss we have, therefore 

Resolved, That we express our sorrow at his 
death and extend our sincere sympathy to those 
bound closer to him by ties of family and friendship. 
LoEiNG Pratt, 
Theodore E. Emery, 
Edgar R. Payson, Jr., 

For the Chapter. 



Hlumni Bepartment 

'75- — Dr. Woodbury Pulsifer is private 
secretary to the President of the Erie Railroad. 

'82. — Wallace E. Mason, formerly Super- 
intendent of Schools in North Andover, Mass., 
is now principal of the State Normal School 
at Keene, N. H. 

Ex.-'94. — Archie G. Axtell has been, since 
September, 1910, Principal of the Blanche 
Kellogg Institute, an institution under the 
auspices of the American Missionary Associa- 
tion at Santurce, a suburb of San Juan, Porto 
Rico. 

'95. — Dr. Walter A. S. Kimball, first assist- 
ant at Togus, finished his duties there Thurs- 
day, and went to his former home in Port- 
land to open practice for himself. Dr. Kim- 
ball was on the staff of the Maine General 
Hospital in Portland before going to the 
Home at Togus in June, 1899. 

'95- — Capt. Webber, 3d Company, C. A. C., 
N. G. S. M., of Auburn, makes known his in- 
tention to resign after three most successful 
years of service with his company. To the 
members of his company, his resignation 
comes not only as a surprise but also as a great 
loss on their part. 

'98. — Donald MacMillan returned to his 
home in Freeport Oct. 13, from a four months 
trip to Labrador, where he has been studying 
the Eskimos and Indians. 

'03. — Dr. William E. Youland has been 
elected interne at the New Webber Hospital 
in Biddeford. Dr. Youland is now in New 
York, where, awaiting the opening of the Hos- 
pital, he is pursuing a course in electro-chem- 
istry and the use of the Roentgen ray in com- 
batting illness and injuries. 

'03. — Irving W. Nutter, superintendent of 
the foundry of the Noyes & Nutter Manufac- 
turing Co., died July 12 after an acute case of 
Bright's disease. Mr. Nutter was exceedingly 
popular in his home city, Bangor, and will be 
missed by his many social and business 
friends. He is survived by a widow. 

'04. — A daughter, Susan, was born to Mr. 
and Mrs. Wallace M. Powers on Monday, 
September 25, in New York City. Mrs. Pow- 
ers was before her marriage, Miss Sarah Mer- 
riman of Brunswick. 



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'06. — Chester C. Turtle of Buckfield, is now 
principal of the Biddeford High School. Mr. 
Tuttle was graduated from the Edward Little 
High School in Auburn, and from Bowdoin. 
He began teaching at the age of 17 years, and 
has taught in Buckfield, was principal of the 
High School at Bryant's Pond for two years, 
and principal of the Caribou High School in 
1909-1910. The past year he did post-grad- 
uate work at Harvard. 

'07. — Dwight S. Robinson, who for four 
years has been connected with the E. I. Du 
Pont de Nemours Powder Co., has recently 
been transferred from Woodbury, N. J., to 
Washburn, Wisconsin. In his new place, Mr. 
Robinson will be second assistant superintend- 
ent, and will have full charge of half the plant. 

'08. — Frederick Pennell, Attorney-at-Law, 
has offices at 85 Exchange St., Portland, Me. 

'08. — Ensign Otis and Miss Elizabeth A. 
Farwell were married at the bride's residence 
in Rockland Tuesday, Oct. 9. The couple will 
reside at 21 Lindsey Street, Rockland. Mr. 
Otis is a prominent young newspaper man. 
He is coroner for Knox county and is also 
trustee for the state juvenile institutions. 

'08. — Charles Edward Files is Athletic In- 
structor at Portland High School this year. 

'09. — Jasper J. Stahl is Instructor of Mod- 
ern Languages at Reed College, Portland, 
Oregon. This new college of the West is un- 
der the direction of President Foster, formerly 
Professor in Education at Bowdoin. Next 
year Prof. Stahl will be at the head of the Ger- 
man Department and thus will be given the 
rare opportunity of opening a Language De- 
partment in America's newest College. 

As an undergraduate while at Bowdoin, 
Mr. Stahl was president of the Debating 
Council, a member of the intercollegiate debat- 
ing team, a member of the Board of Proctors 
and of the Student Council. He was an edi- 
tor of both the Orient and the Quill. In his 
Junior year, he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, 
and was awarded the Goodwin prize for the 



highest scholarship standing at the end of his 
third year. In his Senior year, he was an In- 
structor in German. He was then awarded 
the Henry W. Longfellow fellowship for gen- 
eral excellence in belles lettres. Mr. Stahl was 
a member of the Zeta Psi Fraternity. 

Since July, 1909, Mr. Stahl has been carry- 
ing on special work in Germanic philology and 
literature at the University of Munich and at 
the University of Berlin. He was a member 
of the Germanic Seminar at the University of 
Berlin, and of the International Studenten 
Verein. While on tke continent, he traveled 
in Italy, Switzerland, Tyrol, Austria, and Bo- 
hemia. 

'10. — Harold E. Rowell is principal of the 
East Jaffrey High School. Last year he was 
instructor in the Chauncy Hall School in Bos- 
ton. 

'10. — The engagement of Miss Viola M. 
Dixon of Freeport, and William E. Atwood of 
Auburn, is announced. 

'10. — Gardner W. Cole is principal of Fox- 
croft Academy this fall. 

'10. — Henry Q. Hawes is principal of the 
new Mechanics' Institute at Rumford, an in- 
stitution just supplied that town by the gen- 
erosity of Hugh Chisholm and other influen- 
tial men of Rumford. 

'10. — Merrill C. Hill is Instructor in Ger- 
man at Lafayette College at Easton, Pa., for 
the year 1911-1912. 

'11.— Rev. Paris E. Miller, Who for the 
past three years has been pastor of the Con- 
gegational Church of Freeport, Me., has gone 
to Agawam, Mass., where he has accepted the 
pastorate of the Congregational Church. 

Medical School o! Maine 

B0WI>0IN COLLEGE 

Addison S. Thayer, Dean 

10 Deering Street, Portland, Maine 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XLI 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, OCTOBER 27, 1911 



NO. 14 



BOWDOIN VS. COLBY AT WATERVILLE 

Bowdoin will play her first game of the 
Maine series at Waterville to-morrow, where 
she will meet the fast Colby team. This is 
considered to be one of the hardest games of 
the season, as Colby showed by her over- 
whelming defeat of Bates last Saturday that 
she will make a strong bid for the champion- 
ship. The Bowdoin team has had an en- 
forced rest for two weeks owing to the can- 
cellation of the Norwich game, but those have 
been two weeks of the hardest kind of prac- 
tice. 

The members of the squad are all in first- 
class condition with the exception of Weather- 
ill, the speedy half-back and his place will prob- 
ably be filled by La Casce who has been show- 
ping up especially well in practice during the 
last week. 

The team will go into the game with Capt. 
Jack Hurley at right end, which assures us 
that that position will be well cared for. Next 
to him will be Hall, '14, or Pike, both of whom 
are sure to make good. At right guard will 
be the old veteran "Brosie" Burns, whose abil- 
ity has often been felt for the last two seasons. 
In Douglas at center, we are sure of one of 
the best defensive players in the state, and 
Badger and McMahon will be right there in 
case anything happens to Douglas. At left 
guard, with Simpson as sub guard, will be Leo 
Pratt, who played such fine ball in 1909, and 
next to him will be Wood, recognized as one 
of the best men in the line. Left end will be 
cared for by either Hinch, Page, Wing, or Joe 
Brown. 

In the backfield, Crosby and Dole will be 
seen at quarter, both of whom are known to be 
able to run the team to good advantage. At 
right half Henry Faulkner, the speedy "find" 
of the season will be seen and that he will 
make the Waterville boys go some to stop him 
or get by him is certain. His running mate 
will be LaCasce, who has shown such fine 
ability at booting the ball, and who is also a 
good ground gainer. At fullback will be the 
old reliable "Farmer" Kern of whose ability 
nothing need be said. 



Although judging from the comparative 
scores Colby has a little the advantage, it is 
needless to say that comparative scores are de- 
ceptive and that Bowdoin Spirit will be shown 
by every man's fighting his best until the whis- 
tle blows. 

However, to help the team, a lot of Bow- 
doin Spirit will be needed on the side lines. 
Manager King has made arrangements for 
especially low rates and it is hoped that every 
undergraduate will be seen at Waterville 
cheering: for the White. 



MERRILL WINS IN TENNIS FINALS 

R. W. Merrill, 1913, of Hillsdale, III, de- 
feated D. E. Gardner, 1913, of Calais, by the 
score 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 14-12, in the finals of the 
fall tennis tournament, Wednesday afternoon. 
Merrill gradually wore down his opponent but 
was held off, in the deciding set, for twenty- 
five games. The tournament served its pur- 
pose by bringing out new men, since none of 
those at the head of the list have appeared be- 
fore as likely candidates for the team. 



INTERCLASS TRACK MEET 

The Interclass Track Meet, which was 
held on Whittier Field Thursday and Fri- 
day, accomplished its object by bringing to the 
notice of the captain and coach new men who 
promise to be factors in the Maine Intercol- 
legiate Track Meet. 

Captain Cole, '12, by winning seventeen 
points, showed that he is in good condition to 
lead the team to which we pin our hopes. 
Smith, '15, showed up exceedingly well as did 
Faulkner, '15, and Lewis, '15. Smith won two 
events, finished second in two others and took 
third place in the 7S-Yard Dash; Faulkner 
won the Shot Put with 41' 5" and Lewis won 
the Hammer Throw with 124' 3". The closely 
contested ij Mile Run called forth much ap- 
plause from the spectators. 

The classes finished in the following order : 

1912—47 

191 S— 34 
1913 — 20 
1914 — 16 



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The summary of events : 

Shot Put — Won by Faulkner, '15, 41 ft. 5 in. ; 
2d, Kern, '12, 39 ft .8 in. ; 3d, A. Lewis, 'i.q, 38 ft. 3 in. 

Hammer Throw — Won by A. Lewis, '15, 124 ft. 
3 in.; 2d, H. Hall, '14, 11 ft. 7 in.; 3d, Wood, '13, 
105 ft. 2 in. 

Discus Throw — Won by Stevens, '14, 99 ft. 7 in.; 
2d, F. Smith, '12, 91 ft. ; 3d, Wood, '13, 84 ft. 8 in. 

Pole Vault — Won by Smith, 'is, 8 ft. 6 in. ; 2d, 
Merrill, '14, 8 ft. 3 in.; 3d, Cole, 12 ft. 8 in. 

Broad Jump — Won by Smith, '15, 19 ft. 7 in. ; 2d, 
Floyd, 'is, 19 ft. 6 in. ; 3d, Cole, '12, 18 ft. 4 in. 

7S-YARD High Hurdles — Won by Cole, '12; 2d, 
Smith, 'is ; 3d, Donahue, '14. Time — 8 l-S sec. 

75- Yard Dash — Won by Cole, '12; 2d, McKenney, 
'12; 3d, Smith, 'iS- Time — 8 1-5 sec. 

120- Yard Low Hurdles — Won by McKenney, '12; 
2d, Jones, '13; 3d, Donahue, '14. Time — is sec. 

330- Yard Run — Won by Cole, '12; 2d, tie between 
Hall, '13, and Stone, '15. Time — 38 4-s sec. 

120- Yard Dash — Won by McKenney, '12; 2d, 
Smith, '15; 3d, Roberts, 'is. Time — 13 sec. 

66o-Yard Run — Won by Wilson, '12; 2d, Has- 
kell, '13; 3d, Hughes, '12. Time — i min. 33 1-5 sec. 

I 1-2-M1LE Run — Won by Hall, '13; 2d, Timber- 
lake, '12; Auten, '12. Time-— 8 min. 5 2-S sec. 

High Jump — Won by Greene, '13; 2d, L. Brown, 
'14; 3d, Nichols, '12. Height — 5 ft. 2 in. 



QOLF CHAMPIONSHIP CONTEST 

The scores of matches played thus far in 
the Bowdoin Golf Club Championship contest 
for the cup offered by Dean Sills, are as fol- 
lows: 

R. F. White, '12, Loring, '15, won by 
White, 3 up and 2 to play. 

Twombly, '13, C. Tuttle, '13, won by Tut- 
tle, 6 up and 5 to play. 

Trottier, '14, P. E. Donahue, '14, won by 
Donahue, 2 up. 

M. W. Greene, '13, L. A. Donahue, '14, 
won by Donahue, 6 up and 5 to play. 

Elwell, '15, Joy, '12, won by Joy, i up. 

Brooks, '12, Skolfield, '13, won by Skol- 
field, 6 up and 5 to play. 

Mason, '14, P. S. Smith, '15, won by 
Smith, 3 up and 2 to play. 



MEDICAL CLASS OF 1915 

The list of students registering in the Class 
of 1915 in the Medical School, is as follows: 

Linwood Hill Johnson, Portland. 

George Craigin Kern, Portland. 

William Bushman Melaugh, Portland. 

Berton Charles Morrill, Augusta. 

Sidney Collingwood Dalrymple, Medford, 
Mass. 



Ralph Lester Barrett, East Sumner. 

Philip Albert Kimball, Tamworth, N. H. 

Lawrence McFarland, Portland. 

Herbert Francis Hale, New Sharon. 

Robert Cole Pletts, Brunwick. 

Carl George Dennett, Saco. 

Harold Linwood Doten, Lewiston. • 

Holland George Hamilton, Brunswick. 

William Dehue Anderson, Portland. 

Arthur Hale Parcher, Ellsworth. 

William Satterlee Leavenworth, Qales 
Ferry, Conn. 

Eugene Leshe Hutchins, North New Port- 
land. 

George Alton Tibbetts, Brunswick. 

Herbert Luther Lombard, Bridgton. 

Nahum Roy Pillsbury, Biddeford. 

William John Connor, Augusta. 

Wendell Otis Philbrook, Greene. 

Cornelius James DriscoU, Woodfords. 

Raymond Willis Clark, Egypt, Me. 

Chilborne R. Sylbert, Geneva, Switzerland. 

Ralph Ellis Nutter, Alfred. 

Gard Wilson Twaddle, Bethel. 

Fred Lincoln Kateon, Bath. 

Charles Wesley Kingham, Yarmouthville. 

Burleigh Burton Mansfield, South Hope. 

Allan Woodcock, Bangor. 

Frank Arthur Smith, Calais. -jn, 

Augustus Elihu Alden, Portland. 

An interesting circumstance in connection 
with the registration is the fact that several 
men prominent in athletic circles in the state, 
have enrolled in this class. Among the num- 
ber are "Bert" Morrill, Frank Smith, "Farm- 
er" Kern, Lawrence McFarland and Allan 
Woodcock, who have been conspicuous on 
Bowdoin teams, and Twaddle of Hebron, Dris- 
coU of Westbrook Seminary, and Connor of 
Augusta. 

MEDICAL SCHOOL RECEPTION 

On Monday evening, Oct. 23, the second 
ann«al reception was given to the men of the 
Medical School by the Y. M. C. A. A large 
number of Medical men were present. The 
speakers were introduced by President Mac- 
Cormick who outlined the work of the Y. M. 
C. A. and invited them to take part in all its 
branches. President Hyde then welcomed 
them to the college and urged them to get into 
touch with religious work while here as the 
many temptations of a doctor's life made it 
necessary. Dean Thayer explained the pur- 



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pose and work of the school. Dr. Tobie 
warned the men of the difficulties that they 
would meet, but said that they were necessary 
to secure a good medical knowledge. R. D. 
Cole welcomed them on behalf of the Academic 
men and urged them to take part in some of 
the athletics and other activities of the college. 
Refreshments were served. 

The committee in charge were H. V. Bick- 
more, Medic, '14, Chairman; C. E. Fogg, M. 
'14, J. H. Moulton, M. '14, W. D. Skillin, 
M. '14. 



FRATERNITY INITIATIONS 

Sixty-seven men 'became members of fra- 
ternities at the annual initiations, Tuesday 
evening. The usual large number of alumni 
returned for the occasion, nearly a hundred be- 
ing on the campus Tuesday and Wednesday. 
Following is the list of initiates : 

Alpha Delta Phi 

1915 
Philip Livingstone Card, Portland. 
Robert Manson Dunton, Bath. 
George Arthur MacWilliams, Bangor. 
Kenneth Elmer Ramsay, Saco. 
Philip Sydney Smith, Leicester, Mass. 
Harold Everett Verrill, Portland. 
Samuel West, Boston, Mass. 

Psi Upsilon 
1914 
Clarence H. Tapley, Ellsworth. 

191S 
Albion Keith Eaton, Calais. 
Aaron Winchenbach Hyler, Cushing. 

Delta Kj^ppa Epsilon 

1914 

Carl Hervey Stevens, M.D., Northport. 

1915 
Harry Murray Chatto, South Brooksville. 
Fred Walter Coxe, Woodfords. 
Harry Gustave Cross, Red Wing, Minn. 
Roger Kimball Eastman, Lowell, Mass. 
George Albert Hall, Jr., Houlton. 
George Tappan Little, Brunswick. 
Joseph Cony MacDonald, Bangor. 
Stanwood Alexander Melcher, Mt. Holly, 
N. J. 

Philip Webb Porritt, Hartford, Ct. 
George Cummings Thompson, Augusta. 
Jacob Frederick Weintz, Evansville, Ind. 



Theta Delta Chi 

191S 
Edward Richardson Elwell, East Orange, 
N.J. 

Prescott Emerson, Hyde Park, Mass. 
Charles William Wallace Field, Brunswick. 
William Towle Livingston, Bridgton. 
Kimball Atherton Loring, Reading, Mass. 
Gordon Dana Richardson, Reading, Mass. 

Zeta Psi 

1915 
Guy Wellman Badger, Skowhegan. 
Otto Rockefeller Folsom-Jones, Skowhe- 
gan. 

Maynard Henderson Kuhn, Waldoboro. 
Charles Carr Morrison, Bar Harbor. 
George Worcester Ricker, Portland. 
John Fox Rollins, Bangor. 
Reuel Blaine Soule, Augusta. 
Ellsworth Allen Stone, Lynn, Mass. 

Delta Upsilon 
1914 
Percy Downing Mitchell, Biddeford. 
Edward Alfred Trottier, Newmarket, 

N. H. 

1915 
Harry Everett Allen, Brunswick. 
Arthur Raymond Fish, Hallowell. 
Frank Earle Knowlton, Farmington. 
Austin H. MacCormick, Boothbay Harbor. 
Clifford Thompson Perkins, Ogunquit. 
Harold Milton Prescott, Portland. 
Joseph Rubin, Redlands, Cal. 
Verrill Carleton Thurston, Chesterville. 

Kappa Sigma 

1915 
Gordon Pierce Floyd, Portland. 
William Owen Keegan, Lewiston. 
Daniel Maurice Mannix, Portland. 
Manning Cole Moulton, Portland. 
Roger Ashurst Putnam, York Village. 
Harold McNeil Somers, Portland. 
Elwood Harrison Stowell, Freeport. 
George Henry Talbot, South Portland. 
Fred Willett, Orono. 

Beta Theta Pi 

1913 
Alfred Henry Sweet, Portland. 

1915 
Charles Edward Allen, Freeport. 
Eldin Hiram Austin, Dexter. 

LContinued on page 114, 2d column] 



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EDITORIAL BOARD 



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DOUGLAS H. McMURTRIE, 1913 Managing Editor 
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Vol. XL!. 



OCTOBER 27, 191 I 



In her first championship 
To Waterville game of the year Bowdoin 
will meet Colby on Alumni 
Field at Waterville, to-morrow afternoon. 
With the team's record for the season to look 
back upon it is only a matter of conjecture as 
to what Bowdoin men can look for to-morrow. 
The team has had hard games and played in 
exceedingly fast company but it has not played 
poor football. The fact that we have lost all 
our important scheduled games this season 
does not mean that we have not a team this 
year to depend upon. Nor does it mean that 
our responsibility is at all lessened. On the 
other hand every man who can beg, borrow or 
steal the necessary cash should find himself 
in Waterville when that game is called. Dur- 
ing the past two weeks the team has been 
working afternoons and evenings to get into 
the best possible condition for these State 
games. We have very little reason to feel 
over-confident but we have every reason to 



know that the men who represent the White 
on the field in to-morrow's game will work for 
a victory. Let the same spirit of fight and 
determination be shown in the bleachers and 
whether we lose or win every Bowdoin man 
will have done his best. 



Fraternity 
Conditions 



At a recent meeting of the 
course in English 6 which 
was largely attended by 
representative men of the college outside the 
course, the fraternity pledging system, or lack 
of system, at Bowdoin, was disucssed with a 
view to inquiring into present conditions and 
suggesting possible improvements. It was a 
discussion worth while. It probably brought 
out a true picture of conditions as they are. 
If that is so, Bowdoin should congratulate 
herself upon the discovery that she has no 
fraternity question. She ought to be proud 
to learn that her eight fraternities and her non- 
fraternity students, who are by virtue of cir- 
cumstances, in efifect a ninth member in the 
fraternity group, live side by side in absolute 
harmony, with a courteous consideration and 
respect for each other which is an inspiration 
to behold. 

The writer, by the advantage of a more or 
less active fraternity interest for some time 
which has led to his visiting several New 
England colleges on fraternity business, would 
not think of comparing interfraternity rela- 
tions at Bowdoin with interfraternity relations 
as he has observed them in other New England 
colleges where elaborate codes of rules exist 
for the shaping of interfraternity interests. 

We believe that Bowdoin ought, by right, 
to congratulate herself. But she should do 
more than that. It is imperative that she keep 
steadily on to the perfection of a system which 
is potent with good or evil accordingly as it is 
wisely used or selfishly abused, cognizant of 
the fact that our present happy conditions and 
prosperous outlook for the future are due to 
the high ethical standards voluntarily main- 
tained by the fraternities in their relations 
with each other and to the unselfish devotion 
of these smaller units to the best interests of 
the college, without which they could not exist. 



Fraternity Initiations 

Continued from page 113 

George William Bacon, Groton, Vt. 
Ernest Franklin Bisbee, North Bethel. 
Robert Joseph Evans, Shirley, Mass. 



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Paul Joseph Koughan, Bath. 
Herbert Ahon Lewis, North Haven. 
Francis Paul McKenney, Brunswick. 
Max Verne McKinnon, Calais. 
Frank Stanwood Roberts, Brunswick. 
Vernon Pierce Woodbury, Leominster, 
Mass. 



MEETING OF THE STUDENT COUNCIL 

The Student Council held its first regular 
meeting of the year last Thursday in the 
Deutscher Verein room in Hubbard Hall. It 
voted to accept the resignations of Ashey, '12, 
and McMurtrie, '13, as publishers of the col- 
lege calendar. Also to allow the management 
of the college band to circulate a subscription. 
It was further voted that a member of the 
Student Council should take charge of the 
Freshmen class elections this fall. 

The Council will hold during the yeai 
weekly meetings on Monday evenings at eight 
o'clock in the Deutscher Verein room. At these 
meetings all matters relating to the under- 
graduate life will be discussed and acted upon. 



Y. M. C. A. NOTES 

On Friday, Oct. 20, the work was started 
at Pejepscot by an entertainment in the school- 
house. Those who took part were Adams, 
'12, Eaton, '14, Card, '15, Hall, '15, and 
Weintz, '15. The Sunday School was opened 
on Sunday and it is planned to start the Boys' 
Club this week. The committee in charge this 
year is C. Brown, '14, Chairman; Gray, '14, 
and Crosby, '13. This work offers an oppor- 
tunity for helping the boys up there to have a 
good time and teaching them something that 
is worth while. The committee would be glad 
to know the names of any who would like to 
take part in this work. 



iFacult^ Botes 

President Hyde spoke Wednesday night in 
Cambridge at the dedication of the new build- 
ings of Andover Theological Seminary. 

On Friday night President Hyde was at 
Phillips-Exeter Academy, where, as one of the 
trustees, he accepted for the school a memo- 
rial library. 



Many of the members of the Faculty were 
present at the meetings of the Maine Teachers' 
Association, held at Augusta on Thursday and 
Friday. 

REVISED PLANS FOR THE NEW GYM 

The plans and specifications are nearly 
ready for submission to contractors for bids for 
constructing the new gymnasium and athletic 
building. Last June, after President Hyde 
had announced the subscription of more than 
enough money for the building, the gymna- 
sium committee at once engaged as architects, 
Allen & Collens of Boston, with which firm is 
associated Felix A. Burton, Bowdoin, '07. 
Since then the architects have been working to 
prepare satisfactory plans for the building, 
taking as a basis for their work the plans 
given in the president's report of last June. In 
all, eight sets of plans have been prepared, sev- 
eral changes have been made, and every effort 
has been made to get the best possible facilities 
for physical training and indoor athletics for 
the college. 

Dr. F. N. Whittier, chairman of the com- 
mittee, has visited some of the finest gymna- 
siums in the East, in order to study the ideas 
of construction in these buildings and to avoid 
mistakes in arrangement which have been 
made at other institutions. Mr. Collens of the 
architects accompanied Dr. Whittier to Hano- 
ver to study the new Dartmouth gymnasium. 

The latest set of plans, with full specifica- 
tions for building, were considered by the 
committee at a recent meeting. Two members 
of the committee were not able to present at 
this meeting, but copies of the plans and speci- 
fications have been sent to them, and unless 
they or the other members who are now con- 
sidering the plans suggest changes, the bids 
for construction will be called for in a short 
time. 

The building, as now planned, is to be 
erected between the Sargent gymnasium and 
the observatory, the entrance facing the quad- 
rangle between King Chapel and Maine Hall. 
The connecting building between the gymna- 
sium and the Thomas W. Hyde athletic build- 
ing has been done away with, and the struct- 
ures will be erected with a single wall between. 
The gymnasium proper will measure 140 by 
80 feet, and the athletic building 160 by 120 
feet. The building will be of brick with rough 
stone trimmings. In addition to the light fur- 



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nished by the windows in the walls, each build- 
ing will be topped with monitors, which will 
give a better quality of light for indoor athlet- 
ics than skylights would give. A light grade 
and stone steps will lead to the entrance of 
the gymnasium proper, and from the hallways 
stairs will lead down to the first floor, which 
will be at ground level, and another flight of 
stairs will lead to the second floor. 

A corridor will run the length of the first 
floor of the gymnasium building. To the left 
of this will he an office for the managers of the 
various teams, where each will have a desk. 
This room will be 24 by 23 feet. Next this, 
on the left, will be office, 12x24, for the ath- 
letic instructor ; a room for boxing, 28x32 ; a 
room for fencing, 29x32; a hand-ball court, 
25x32; a hallway with stairs leading to the 
floor above, and an entrance to the athletic 
biailding for baseball men. On the right will 
be a locker room for the faculty and visiting 
athletic teams, containing showers, closets, 
bowls, etc. ; a large section containing lockers 
for 500 men, a bathroom with seven showers, 
a small bathroom with tubs ; a room for rub- 
bing, and a toilet room. At the right end of the 
corridor will be two storage rooms, 11 by 32 
feet. 

The second floor of the gymnasium build- 
ing will be reached by two stairways, one lead- 
ing directly from the entrance and one from 
the other end of the building near the locker 
room. This floor will have the main exercis- 
ing room, 112x76; a special exercising room, 
23x24, for the carrying out of the exercises 
prescribed for students to correct physical de- 
fects; and two offices which would also be 
used for physical examinations. 

Above the offices and the special exercis- 
ing room will be a trophy room, reached from 
the hallway of the second floor. It is planned 
to keep there all athletic trophies, including 
cups, footballs, baseballs, and pennants won by 
Bowdoin teams. The trophies of former years 
are being collected by Dr. Whittier and will be 
put in order as soon as the building is ready. 
Arranged in the trophy room will be oak tab- 
lets, on which will be inscribed the names of 
all who have contributed for the construction 
of the building, the alumni and the students 
arranged according to classes, and the friends 
of the college arranged in order. The trophy 
room will be open on the side toward the 
gymnasium floor and will serve as a visitors' 
gallery. 



ATHLETIC BUILDINQ 

The General Thomas W. Hyde athletic 
building will be surpassed by none in New 
England. The frame of the building will be 
of steel, and the floor of screened gravel sub- 
soil. It will be reached from the locker room 
by two doors, one for the baseball men and 
one for the track men. The outside entrance 
will be large enough for a two-horse team. 
The building will serve for indoor practice for 
all of the outdoor sports now in vogue at Bow- 
doin. There will be an excellent opportunity 
for football practice when the squad cannot 
get out of doors. Goal posts can be erected 
at one end so as to give opportunity for prac- 
tice in kicking 40-yard goals. There will be 
room for a full-sized diamond, with 15 feet on 
the outside of each of the baselines, to give op- 
portunity to overrun bases. Tennis courts 
may be marked out when desired. A portion 
of the building next the gymnasium proper 
will be netted off for track athletics, giving a 
space 120 feet by 40 feet for practicing the 
shot put, high jump, broad jump, pole vault, 
short dashes, hurdles, and other events. Thir- 
ten feet above the floor around the building 
will be a running track, 12 laps to the mile, 
with the corners raised three and one-half feet. 
The track will be reached from the gymnasi- 
um floor and by spiral stairways from each 
corner of the building next the gymnasium. 
The track will be separated from the diamond 
by a net. This building will be a welcome asset 
to the equipment of Bowdoin athletics, as track 
and baseball work can be carried on through- 
out the entire winter months. The annual in- 
door meet and athletic exhibition will, in the 
future, be held in this building. 

Special attention will be paid to the venti- 
lation of the buildings. Fresh air will be 
taken from the Hyde building into the gym- 
nasium building through two ducts, with out- 
lets under the radiators and in the ceiling. A 
blower will change the air, and when the 
blower is not in use, the air will be carried up 
by gravity by means of a steam coil placed high 
in the vent between the two structures. In 
the athletic building the radiators will be 
placed under the running track seven feet 
from the floor. By means of fans the air in 
the main exercising room can be changed in 
twenty minutes. 

The new building will probably be ready 
for use by next Fall, and the last work in the 
Sargent gymnasium will probably be held this 
winter. 



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GUESTS AT INITIATIONS 

The following is a list of the alumni and 
delegates who attended the fraternity initia- 
tions, Tuesday evening: 

Alpha Delta Phi entertained the following grad- 
uates: Prof. Henry L. Chapman, '66; Prof. WilUam 
A. Moody, '82; Prof. Charles C. Hutchins, '83; Jo- 
seph B. Roberts, '95 ; Hugh Quinn, '01 ; Thomas C. 
White, '03; Marshall P. Cram, '04; George C. Pur- 
ington, Jr., '04 ; William F. Coan, '04 ; Donald C. 
White, '05; Edwin T. Johnson, '09; Irving L. Rich, 
'09 William B. Nulty, '10; C. A. Boynton, '10; and 
Joseph C. Pearson, '00. 

The members of the Psi Upsilon and Theta Delta 
Chi fraternities entertained their usual number of 
loyal alumni and delegates from other chapters, but 
nothing definite could be obtained concerning them. 

At the Delta Kappa Epsilon House the follow- 
ing old grads were back : George L. Thompson, JT, 
of Brunswick; John Clair Minot, '96, of Boston; 
Harlan M. Bisbee, '98, of Exeter, N. H. ; Harvey P. 
Winslow, '06, of Portland; K. C. M. Sills, '01, of 
Brunswick; Robert K. Eaton, '05, of Brunswick; 
Harold S. Elder, '06, of Portland, and Ernest G. Fi- 
field, '11, of Brunswick. In addition to these Ernest 
N. Cole, Colby, '12, as representative of Xi Chapter, 
and Bradley T. Ross, M. I. T., '12, of Rensselaer, 
Ind., as delegate from Sigma Tan Chapter, were 
present. 

The Zeta Psi graduates who returned to their 
chapter for this occasion were : Prof. Henry L. 
Johnson, '74 ; Harry C. Wilbur, '94 ; Lyman A. Cous- 
ins, '02; Henry A. Peabody, '03; Harold W. Files, 
'03; H. J. Everett, '04; Prof. William E. Lunt, '04; 
E. J. Bradbury, '05; J. A. Clark, '05; J. S. Simmons, 
'09; Ralph W. Smith, '10. The delegates from the 
sister chapters were : Ralph J. Faulkingham, Colby, 
'12, from Chi Chapter, and Walter J. Rideout, Colby, 
'12, from the same chapter. 

The graduates of Delta Upsilon were: Samuel 
W. Pearson, '60; Joseph S. Stetson, '97; Guy C. 
Howard, '98; George S. Wheeler, '01; Harrie Web- 
ber, '03; Farnsworth G. Marshall, '03; Emery O. 
Beane, '04; Thomas Walker, '06; Alfred W. 
Wandtke, '10; Lawrence McFarland, '11; Waldo T. 
Skillin, '11 ; and DeForest Weeks, '11. The Colby 
Chapter was represented by Maurice Lord, '12. 
Graduates from other chapters were Prof. Frederic 
W. Brown, Harvard, '97; Samuel B. Furbish, Am- 
herst, '97 ; Prof. William Hawley Davis, Harvard, '05. 

Kappa Sigma entertained the following: J. Ever- 
ett Hicks, '95; M. E. Clough, '00; H. P. Ballard, '10; 
Edward T. Fenley, '01 ; R. W. Smith, '97. The 
other chapters in New England were represented as 
follows: Psi Chapter, C. W. Wescott, '12, of Uni- 
versity of Maine; Alpha Lambda, B. F. Andrews, 
'12, of University of Vermont; Gamma Epsilon, M. 
T. Tirrell, '12, of Dartmouth; Beta Kappa, J. B. 
Pettingill, '12, of New Hampshire State College; 
Gamma Eta, H. V. Baill of Harvard. 

Beta Theta Pi had the following graduates back: 
H. H. Randall, '00; G. R. Gardner, '01; H. D. 
Evans, '01 ; R. C. Bisbee, '03 ; G. H. Morrill, '07 ; W 
S. Lmnell, '07; E. C. Pope, '07; W. B. Roberts, '07; 
D. F. Koughan, '09; E. H. Hobbs, '10; A. S. Pope, 
10; S. S. Webster, '10; M. G. L. Bailey, '10 • H 
V. Bickmore, '11; J. E. Cartland, '11; and G. H 



Macomber, '11. From other chapters were E. A. 
White, Amherst, '89; S. P. Hitchcock, Cornell, '01; 
B. A. Bearce, University of Maine, '11; B. O. War- 
ren, University of Maine, '11; R. S. Hopkinson, 
University of Maine, '12 ; F. A. Knight, Boston Uni- 
versity, '13 ; R. H. Trott, Dartmouth, '14. 



NOTICE 

For the benefit of those who wish to bring any 
matters to the attention of the Student Council, that 
body announces that it will meet each week on Mon- 
day evening in the Deutscher Verein Room in Hub- 
bard Hall. Communications to the Council may be 
handed to any of its members or deposited in the 
Orient's mail box in South Maine. 

The Council must appoint at once the men who 
will have charge of publishing the college calendar 
this year. All who wish to try for the job should 
hand in their names now. One man will be chosen 
from the senior class and one from the junior class. 
Action will probably be taken at the next meeting so 
all names must be in by Monday night. 



STUDENT MASS MEETING 

On next Thursday evening there will be a 
Students' meeting in the Y. M. C. A. room at 
which college problems will be discussed by 
prominent men in college. The speakers will 
be J. L. Hurley, '12, "Centralization of Ath- 
letics"; R. D. Cole, '12, "College Spirit"; C. 
F. Adams, '12, "Cribbing"; F. A. Smith, '12, 
"College Ideals." These are things which 
every man is interested in and it will be worth 
while to see what these fellows have to say on 
them. 



CALENDAR 

Friday, October 27 
8.00 Rally, Memorial Hall. 

Saturday, October 28 
2.30 Bowdoin vs. Colby, Waterville. 
Maine vs. Bates, Orono. 

Sunday, October 29 
10.4s Morning service in the Church on the Hill, 

conducted by Rev. J. H. Quint. 
S.oo Sunday chapel, conducted by President Hyde. 

Music by quartette. 

Monday, October 30 
3.30 Football Practice on Whittier Field. 
4.00 Cross Country Squad leaves gymnasium. 
7.30 Meeting of Normal Class in Bible Study. 

Tuesday, October 31 
3-30 Football Practice on Whittier Field. 
4.00 Cross Country Squad leaves gymnasium. 

Wednesday, November i 
3.30 Football Practice on Whittier Field. 
4.00 Cross Country Squad leaves gymnasium. 



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Thursday, November 2 
3.30 Football Practice on Whittier Field. 
4.00 Cross Country Squad leaves gymnasium. 
7.00 Student Meeting, Y. M. C. A. 

Friday, November 3 
3.30 Football Practice on W'hittier Field. 
4.00 Cross Country Squad leaves gymnasium. 
8.00 Rally, Memorial Hall. 



(ZollcQC Botes 

All out for the Mass Meeting in 
Memorial Hall at 8 o'clock Tonight 

Most of the team attended the Bates-Colby game 
at Levifiston, Saturday. 

R. D. Cole, '12, attended the initiation of the Tech 
Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. 

Frank Smith was one of the officials at the West- 
brook Seminary-Hebron game, Saturday. 

Mr. James Lathrop, former track coach at Bow- 
doin and now in the same capacity at Bates, visited 
friends on the campus, Sunday. 

W. A. MacCormick, '12, President of the Y. M. 
C. A., spoke Sunday to the Sunday School of the 
Congregational Church at Hallowell. 

The manager of the 1913 Bugle desires to call 
attention to the fact that all Juniors must have their 
pictures taken by the Thanksgiving recess. 

William Muir of Brunswick, who died October 
IS, was well known to graduates of the last two 
decades as a contractor who took part in important 
building operations. He built the Whittier Athletic 
Field and also the athletic fields of Bates and Maine. 



IFutercoUeGtate Botes 

The McGill Daily of Montreal, Canada, 
states that of fourteen men chosen for the 
new Canadian cabinet, eleven are college men. 

Motion pictures have invaded Cornell, 
where sets of them have been taken showing 
campus scenes between recitations as well as 
the athletic teams in practice. 

No fraternity rushing will begin at Dart- 
mouth until the first of November. 

The editor of the Daily Californian thinks 
that Rugby will eventually replace the Ameri- 
can game of football. 

Official announcement has been made that 
the Army-Navy game will be played on No- 
vember 25. The selection of this date makes 
a conflict with the Yale-Harvard game which 
takes place on the same day. 



Hlumni department 

The College is anxious to receive informa- 
tion about any of its graduates who may be 
engaged in teaching, and will be greatly 
obliged if the names of such graduates, with 
the positions that they at present occupy, are 
sent in to the Dean of the College. 

'62.- — Rev. Charles Henry Pope, an accom- 
plished Boston genealogist, has completed his 
work upon the genealogy of the Prouty fam- 
ily, and now publishes it as the "Prouty Gen- 
ealogy." The "Register" of the New Eng- 
land Historic Genealogical Society for April, 
191 1, contains the following notice concerning 
Mr. Pope's ability, "The Prouty Genealogy is 
arranged after the system used in the Regis- 
ter, and Mr. Pope's work is so well known 
that his name on the title-page is a sufficient 
guaranty for the excellence of the book." 

'72. — At the recent session of the Farmers' 
National Congress, held at Columbus, Ohio, 
Oct. 16, George M. Whitaker of Washington, 
D. C, was elevated to the position of Presi- 
dent. His work as National Secretary has 
been so successful that the Congress gave 
him the new office by way of promotion. Mr. 
Whitaker has been a prominent journalist, and 
has always had a deep interest in farmers' 
affairs. He is now one of the valuable men 
located in the dairy division of the department 
of agriculture. 

'06. — Romilly Johnson is now singing to 
crowded houses, grand opera in Italy. His 
debut was made a few months ago as Conte 
Rodolfo in La Sonnarnbula and so success- 
fully both for singing and acting that he was 
at once offered the position of leading bass in 
the company which is now touring the north 
Italian cities. Mr. Johnson's name also lends 
itself readily to operatic uses, and he appears 
before the public as Giovanni Romilli. 

Medical School of Maine 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE 

Addison S. Thayer, Dean 

10 Deering Street, Portland, Maine 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XLI 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, NOVEMBER 3, 1911 



NO. 15 



BOWDOIN VS. BATES AT LEWISTON 

One year ago to-day the football team rep- 
resenting Bates, after a decisive victory over 
Maine journeyed down to Brunswick and 
fought all the afternoon with the scrappy team 
representing the White and at the end the 
score was a tie. To-morrow that same insti- 
tution is to meet Bowdoin on the gridiron at 
Garcelon Field, Lewiston, having again sent 
Maine home vanquished one week previous. 
Needless to say, both teams are determined 
that this year there will be a decision as to 
which is the better team and needless to say, 
both teams will play as only Bates and Bow- 
doin do play when they meet in their annual 
gridiron struggle. Since 1904 the winner of 
this annual contest has not made a greater 
score than a touchdown and goal. To-mor- 
row either team will be satisfied if they can 
win by that margin. 

The mere fact that it is Bowdoin vs. Bates, 
should mean that every man that treads the 
paths of our campus will take the trip up to 
Lewiston to-morrow, but with conditions as 
they are, it is imperative. If Bowdoin wins 
to-morrow it will be in line for the State 
championship, and this thing we want and 
must have. From the large crowd that took the 
trip to Waterville and the enthusiasm dis- 
played during the game, we are inclined to be 
optimistic and believe that there will be such 
an exodus from our gates to-morrow as hap- 
pens only during vacations. 

Weatherill will probably be seen again in 
the backfield, as his ankle is now in fairly good 
shape. Leo Pratt who broke a bone in his 
hand in the third scrimmage of the Colby game 
last Saturday and with that handicap played 
a remarkable defensive game will be out with 
his injury, and either Simpson, Pike or Weeks 
will play his position. Douglas is in bad shape 
after his gruelling game at Waterville, but will 
probably be seen in the line-up at his old posi- 
tion. Aside from these changes the team will 
present the usual line-up. Bates seems to be 
playing a very open game this year, relying a 
great deal on the forward pass, and it is a 
question whether Coach Bergin will rely on his 
strong defense and straight football to win the 



game or whether he will meet Bates' open play 
with a varied and open attack. At any rate 
the game will be an interesting one to watch 
and sensations in the line of passes and long 
runs will be features. All aboard for Lewis- 
ton! 



BOWDOIN, 0; COLBY, 

"The best Maine State game I ever saw," 
was the verdict of nearly every football fan, as 
he left Alumni Field, Waterville, last Satur- 
day, after he had watched Bowdoin and Colby 
use every effort and last bit of strength and en- 
durance in vain efforts to put the elusive pig- 
skin over the last white chalk mark or boot it 
between the upright standards which meant 
victory. The weather was perfect, the field 
was never in better shape and both grand- 
stands were filled to overflowing with defend- 
ers of the White and the Blue and Gray. Time 
and again it looked as if one or the other team 
was to win and alternately the rooters thought 
they would soon be counting the score, but 
when the hour of struggle was over the su- 
premacy of either of the two teams was as far 
from being decided as if they had never played, 
as far as the score settles that question. 

It was a case of a heavy, powerful team 
with a brilliant offense, against a hitherto un- 
known and unheralded aggregation, with a 
magnificently stubborn defence and an offense 
which showed brilliant flashes of fonn, but 
could not carry the ball for a touchdown. The 
offensive work of the two Freshmen, Harry 
Faulkner for Bowdoin and Fraser for Colby 
was of an order seldom seen on Maine grid- 
irons and the punting of the two was also very 
good. In offensive work Wood and Kern for 
Bowdoin and Good for Colby all did the great- 
est share of the work. In backfield work, es- 
pecially in the receiving of punts, Crosby and 
LaCasce surprised everyone by the clean man- 
ner in which they caught and ran back the 
spirals from Fraser's toe. 

In defensive work there were no stars. 
Every member of the eleven fought with 
grit and determination that can only be ex- 
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again they were called upon to defend their 
goal when under its very shadow and the score 
tells how well they did their task. The centre 
trio, Burns, Douglas and Pratt, outweighed 
nearly twenty pounds to the man, fought like 
demons, Douglas especially with a sore arm 
and game leg fought with a spirit which was 
an inspiration to his team-mates. 

Wood was a tower of strength on both de- 
fense and offense and Hall played a remarka- 
ble game for his first intercollegiate contest. 
"Stan" Hinch and "Jack" Hurley on the ends 
had lots of work to do and came through in 
fine shape. 

. The feature of the game came at the end 
of the second period, when Harry Faulkner 
intercepted a forward pass on Bowdoin's fif- 
teen-yard line and dashed down the field for 
what seemed to be a sure touchdown, but was 
hauled down on Colby's 8-yard line by the fleet 
Roy Good. Bowdoin's chance to score was 
lost by the call of time before a scrimmage 
could be started. Twice Colby came within 
kicking distance of Bowdoin's goal, but on 
both attempts the ball went wide of the mark. 
Colby made use of the forward pass for sub- 
stantial gains and worked their shift play to 
good advantage during the second half. 

Although both teams had a well-developed 
offense, the stronger defense created an exhibi- 
tion, for the most part, of defensive playing. 
In the third period both teams resorted to the 
kicking game, and again in the fourth period 
a punting duel ensued. There were a number 
of penalties on both sides, but the game was 
not marred by this feature. The work of the 
officials was very satisfactory. 

The game in detail was as follows : 

At the beginning of the first period Colby 
kicked off to Bowdoin, the ball being received 
by Wood who was downed on Bowdoin's 30- 
yard line. Faulkner circled right end for 4 
yards and on the next play fumbled the pass 
and the ball went to Colby. On their first at- 
tempt to gain, Soule was thrown for a 4-yard 
loss and they lost the ball on downs. Faulkner 
for Bowdoin punted on first down for 45 
yards. Fraser made two through left guard 
and Good followed with five off tackle. Fraser 
then punted to Ivern who brought the ball 
back to Bowdoin's 45-yard line. Wood then 
made the first substantial gain of the day with 
a twenty-yard gain around right end on a 
tackle-around play. An unsuccessful attempt 
at a forward pass, Hinch to Hurley, followed 



and Bowdoin was forced to punt. Bagnall 
carried the ball back to Colby's 40-yard line 
and on the next three plays Colby made dis- 
tance. A penalty of 5 yards forced the Wa- 
terville team, however, to punt and Crosby, re- 
ceiving, was downed on Bowdoin's 40-yard 
line. 

Kern took the ball for a short end run but 
was penalized for crawling with the ball. 
Faulkner did not get off well on the next play 
and Bowdoin was forced to punt again. With 
the ball well in Bowdoin's territory Good was 
thrown back for a loss by Burns on the first 
down and Fraser punted to LaCasce and it 
was Bowdoin's ball on their 30-yard line. 
Wood made his second long gain around right 
end, this time for 20 yards, but the White 
could not follow up this advantage with more 
yardage. Neither side was able to get yard- 
age on the next succession of plays and was 
forced to punt on third down. The battle was 
then waged back and forth, neither side get- 
ting within kicking distance of the other's goal 
and the first period ended with the ball in 
Bowdoin's possession on their 40-yard line. 

Kern opened up the second session with a 
plunge through right guard for 5 yards, but 
Faulkner was forced to punt on third down and 
the ball went to Colby on their 40-yard line. 
The forward pass was used for the first time 
with success on the next play, Fraser to Beach. 
On the next down Fraser was brought to 
earth with no gain, but followed with 3 yards 
outside of tackle which put the ball danger- 
ously near our goal posts. A drop kick, how- 
ever, by Fraser failed. 

Kern took the ball for a lo-yard gain on 
the next play but the ball changed hands on 
third down. Colby failed to make distance in 
turn and Kern for Bowdoin pulled off another 
gain, this time for 6 yards. Wood failed to 
make it first down and Faulkner punted to 
Fraser who was downed on Colby's 40-yard 
line. Colby tried a forward pass but failed and 
on second down Good was thrown for a S-yard 
loss. Colby punted and in turn, Bowdoin was 
forced to punt on third down. Good received 
the kick and returned it 25 yards with a bril- 
liant run before he was downed. His team- 
mates could not gain thru Bowdoin's line, 
however, and Fraser punted to Crosby, the 
ball being downed in the centre of the field. 

Then followed a punting duel in which 
Colby got a little the better and by substantial 
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pass, Fraser to Soule, gained 15 yards. On the 
next play, Colby tried to repeat the trick, and 
by so doing came as close as teams can come 
to losing the game ; for it was here that Faulk- 
ner intercepted the throw and dashed down 
the field for an 87-yard run, being tackled on 
Colby's 7-yard line by Roy Good. Just as the 
White as lining up to make those last 7 yards 
the whistle blew and the first half was up. 

The second half opened with no changes in 
the line-ups of the opposing teams. Fraser 
kicked off and Kern was downed after a short 
return. Faulkner kicked on first down. Colby 
made good gains and with their shift play 
brought the ball down well into Bowdoin's ter- 
ritory but lost the ball on downs. Wood got 
away with another long gain around right end 
and was downed by Fraser after a 15-yd. gain. 
Kern followed this up by dashing through cen- 
tre for 7 yards, and then the team was set back 
by a 15-yard penalty. Faulkner was forced to 
punt and then followed another series of short 
gains and exchange of punts by both teams 
which ended by a gain of 20 yards by Good 
through centre. Colby again worked their 
shift play for good gains and took the ball 
down the field to Bowdoin's S-yard line and 
then stopped, or rather, were stopped by that 
stonewall defence which the White always pre- 
sented when their goal was in danger. The 
quarter ended with the ball in the possession 
of Bowdoin on her own 25-yard line. 

Kern opened the last period with a sub- 
stantial gain, but on the next play a forward 
pass was fumbled and it was Colby's ball on 
Bowdoin's 40-yard line. Fraser and Good, 
Colby's two speedy backs, made first down and 
from this point Fraser made another try at a 
field goal which failed. 

Bowdoin took the ball for scrimmage on, 
their 25-yard line and Faulkner made 6 
through right tackle. Short gains followed 
but the ball soon changed hands and was kept 
shifting back and forth for some time. This 
see-saw resulted in gradual gains for Colby, 
although their offence was successful only out- 
side of Bowdoin's 25-yard line. With 7 min- 
utes to play, Bowdoin made a last desperate 
rally. Faulkner broke away for a sensational 
23-yard gain around right end and Kern 
bucked the line for 3 yards. A five-yard pen- 
alty forced Bowdoin to punt. 

Good tried an end run and was forced back 
by LaCasce. At this point Dogulas was re- 
placed by McMahon and Royal took the place 



of Beach for Colby. Fraser punted to Colby 
and it was Bowdoin's ball in the centre of the 
field. Neither team seemed able to make first 
down and a kicking duel followed. Pratt was 
replaced by Simpson, Hall by Weeks and 
Hinch, by Page. Colby put in Crosman for 
C. Soule. The last play of note was Fraser's 
punt to Crosby which rolled over the goal line 
and counted as a touchback. The game ended 
with the ball in Bowdoin's possession on its 
own 25-yard line. 

The line-up and summary follows: 
Bowdoin Colby 

Hinch, Page, l.e I.e., S. Soule, Royal 

Hall, Weeks, l.t ■ ■ l.t., Ladd, Bowler 

Pratt, Simpson, l.g l.g., C. Soule 

Douglas, McMahon, c c, Hamilton 

Burns, r.g. . • • r.g., Pendergast, Thompson 

Wood, r.t ■ . r.t., Keppel 

Hurley, r.e r.e., Beach, Priestly 

Crosby, q.b q.b., Bagnall 

Faulkner, l.h.b l.h.b., Joy, Pratt 

LaCasce, r.h.b r.h.b., Goode 

Kern, f.b f.b., Fraser 

Score — Bowdoin 0; Colby o. Referee — Scudder 
of Brown ; umpire. Murphy of Harvard ; Field 
Judge, Jones of Haverford; Head Linesman, Carter 
of Michigan. Time— four fifteen-minute periods. 



MEETINQ OF ATHLETIC COUNCIL 

Tufts Game Called Off 

After months of negotiation on the part of 
the managers and further weeks of confer- 
ence on the part of Athletic Councils of Tufts 
and Bowdoin, it is practically assured that the 
game between these two institutions, scheduled 
for Nov. 18 in Portland, will not be played. 
Arbitration in this case seems to have resulted, 
surely enough, in a cessation of hostilities, but 
the fact is, that most of us would have liked to 
see the struggle take place. As far as can be 
ascertained, our athletic council was right in 
the position it took, even if it meant the 
loss of the game; for if it had yielded a point 
to allow the game it would have been damag- 
ing to the athletic interests of Bowdoin for the 
next three years. The controversy is so com- 
plicated that it is not worth while to set it 
down here, so we must simply make the most 
of it and centre our whole efforts on the games 
of the next ten days. There is a bare possi- 
bility that Manager King may get a substitute 
game, but it is unlikely, as all colleges of 
standing have their schedules filled for that 
date. 



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EDITORIAL BOARD 



WILLIAM A. MacCORMICK, 1912, Editor-in-Chief 
DOUGLAS H. McMURTRIE, 1913 Managing Editor 
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Vol. XLI. 



NOVEMBER 3, 1911 



The cross country team will need the sup- 
port of the student body in the race next week 
with the University of Vermont. The team 
is made up entirely of "green" men and a few 
cheers at the beginning and end of the race 
will mean a lot to the men who represent the 
White. Each man can be depended upon to 
do his best for Bowdoin but with the student 
body behind him he can do even more. Don't 
fail to be there to urge the team along. 



No longer need the Bow- 
Nothing Vague doin spirit be talked about 

vaguely in mass meetings 
and rallies. That indefinite something which 
has made Bowdoin teams gain victories, took 
real form at the game last Saturday. Bow- 
doin did not win but it was due only to that 
spirit which has thus far been hidden this fall, 
that she did not lose. The team played a vic- 



torious game in spite of the fact that the score 
does not show it. Those who followed the 
game were surprised at the defensive power 
which the team exhibited when it seemed as 
though Colby would score. The way in which 
the eleven men on the field responded to the 
first call of "Fight" from the bleachers put 
confidence into the hearts of all who were 
cheering for the White. 

The same "fighting spirit" must be main- 
tained throughout the State series if Bowdoin 
is to be in first position when the last game is 
over. Every man knows now what he is cheer- 
ing for when he supports the team which held 
Colby last week. Consequently not one man 
should fail to follow the squad to Lewiston to- 
morrow afternoon and keep alive the famous 
Bowdoin spirit which was resurrected a week 
ago. 



It seems necessary from 
The Reserved Shelf time to time to remind cer- 
tain fellows of the fact that 
the reserved books in the library are not put 
there solely for them. The number of these 
books in each course is so small that it is im- 
possible for each man to do his required read- 
ing unless the spirit of altruism is exercised to 
a certain extent. This idea is greatly warped 
in the mind of the fellow who deliberately 
takes a book from the reserved shelf and hides 
it away for his own future use. By such an 
act which is not due to carelessness at all, he 
not only prevents twenty or thirty other fel- 
lows from doing their readings but he causes 
much trouble to the librarians. 

The same criticism holds true in the use 
of the reference lists posted on the bulletin 
board. Many fellows take such lists from the 
board, carry them to the reading-room and 
forget to return them. This practice might be 
attributed to a man's carelessness in forget- 
ting to return the list, but it could be avoided 
by a little forethought. If while the list is 
gone a fellow comes in to look up his outside 
reading and finds no references posted, he con- 
cludes that there is no outside reading. As a 
result when he gets into class he has to be con- 
tent with a "flunk" because of the carelessness 
of someone else. These conditions can be 
greatly improved if each man connected with 
reference courses sees to it that he gives the 
"other fellow" a fair show. 



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CLASS OF 1868 PRIZE SPEAKERS ANNOUNCED 

Professor Mitchell announced Monday the 
list of Seniors who are to compete in January 
for the Class of 1868 Prize. The list includes 
Charles Francis Adams of Auburn, Eugene 
Francis Bradford of Bangor, John Lawrence 
Hurley of Maiden, Mass., Earl Francis Ma- 
loney of South Thomaston, Burleigh Cushing 
Rodick of Freeport, and Arthur Deehan 
Welch of Portland. 



1915 CHOOSES OFFICERS 

At a meeting of the Freshman Class, Tues- 
day, the following officers were chosen ; 

President, George A. MacWilliams. 

Vice-President, George W. Ricker. 

Secretary, George W. Bacon. 

Treasurer, Edward R. Elwell. 

Class Football Captain, Harry G. Cross. 

Class Football Manager, Charles W. W. 
Field. 

Class Track Team Captain, Philip S. 
Smith. 

Class Track Team Manager, Guy W. 



~t L 0. MEANS, 1912, ELECTED BASEBALL CAPTAIN 

The baseball "B" men met in the Y. M. C. 
A. room last Friday and chose Leland Green 
("Lee") Means of Orleans, Nebraska, to lead 
the team next spring. He succeeds George 
Frank ("Squanto") Wilson, who was elected 
last Spring and who has been playing with the 
Detroit Americans this summer. Captain 
Means made the team his Freshman year and 
has since then been a leading member of the 
pitching squad. 



MASS MEETING FOR COLBY GAME 

The rally for the Colby game, held last Fri- 
day evening in Memorial Hall, brought out a 
good deal of enthusiasm from the student body 
and college spirit ran high. The rally was 
held mainly to show the team that the student 
body was behind it, and it succeeded in its 
purpose. Capt. "Jack" Hurley called the 
meeting to order, and introduced the various 
speakers of the evening. 

The first to address the meeting was Prof. 
Hutchins. He spoke very interestingly on 
football, and gave a short sketch of the evolu- 
tion of the game. He said that the first 



requisite of football was to play to win, the 
second to play it fairly. 

Prof. Davis also exhorted the fellows to 
play the game fairly and cleanly, to be good 
sportsmen, win or lose, and to do their best 
to uphold the banner of White. 

"Farmer" Kern spoke a few words which 
brought forth plenty of applause. He said 
that although as a member of the team he 
ought not to say much, he was confident of 
the result. 

Coach Bergin when called on, gave a 
speech which was full of confidence. He said 
that he was absolutely sure of the gameness of 
every man on the team. He urged the student 
body to make the trip to Waterville to sup- 
port the team, and cheer. He cited the Army- 
Navy game of a few years ago, in which the 
Army won through "fight," and the loyal 
cheering of the student body. That his confi- 
dence was not unfounded was shown by the 
result. 

Professor Lunt spoke of the cheering. He 
said that last year at the games he attended 
the cheers were not given with enough snap. 
He urged the fellows to cheer hard and often, 
not only when victory was certain, but also 
when things were going against the team. 

"Bill" Nixon, '13, led the cheering and the 
new "wow" yell was tried several times. The 
band was on hand with several timely selec- 
tions. The speakers were all well received 
and were heartily applauded. The rally closed 
with the customary cheers and Bowdoin Beata. 



STUDENT COUNCIL MEETING 

At the regular Monday night meeting the 
Student Council elected as publishers of the 
college calendar, Alton L. Grant, '12, and D. 
Earl Gardner, '13. 

It was voted that the Freshman-Sopho- 
more football game be held on Saturday, No- 
vember 25. In accordance with the rulings of 
the college, training should be begun at once 
by those who are going out for the class teams. 

In regard to the question of the bulletin 
board it was thought that this board could best 
serve its purpose if all advertisements were 
posted below the glass case. This would allow 
more space for important notices. 

The "blanket-tax" situation was discussed 
and tentative plans were considered. When 
they have been more carefully arranged the 
Council will submit them to the student body. 



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BAND ORGANIZES FOR THE SEASON 

The band has recently elected B. H. Riggs, 
'i2, manager, in place of L. A. Crosby, '13, re- 
signed and has elected C. A. Brown, '14, as 
assistant manager. Rehearsals are being held 
weekly under the direction of Leader J. H. 
Newell, '12, and indicate a successful year. 

The make-up of the band is as follows: 
Qarinets, C. L. Clark, '12; E. S. Purington, 
'12; L. D. Lincoln, '12; M. Moulton, '15; J. 
A. Lewis, '15; and H. M. Chatto, '15. Pic- 
colo, B. H. Riggs, '12, Cornets, J. H. Newell, 
'12 ; H. D. Gilbert, '13 ; H. E. Locke, '12 ; B. L. 
Adams, '14; B. E. Moulton, '13; M. A. Hast- 
ings, '15; O. R. Folsom- Jones, '15. Horns, 
J. H. McKenney, '12; W. J. Greenleaf, '12; 
C. A. Brown, '14; E. H. Austin, '15. Baritone, 
G. F. Cressey, '12. Trom'bones, C. D. Skillin, 
'12; H. A. Lewis, '15. Bass horns, K. 
Churchill, '12; H. G. Cross, '15. Snare drum, 
A. B. Stetson, '14. Bass drum, W. E. Mason, 
Jr., '14. Cymbals, S. P. Morrill, '15. 



LATIN DEPARTMENT WINS FACULTY TENNIS 
TOURNAMENT 

The Faculty tennis tournament, which be- 
gan a week ago Wednesday, has reached the 
final round. Dean Sills and Professor Nixon 
are left to battle for the honor of winning. 
The score is as follows : 

Preliminary Round 

Professor Lunt defeated Professor Brown, 
6-3, 6-4. 

Professor Nixon defeated Dr. Burnett, 6-0, 
6-0. 

Professor Ham defeated Professor Wood- 
ruff, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3. 

Dean Sills defeated Professor Davis, 6-2, 
6-1. 

Mr. Alvord defeated Dr. Whittier by de- 
fault. 

Dr. Loomis defeated Professor Hornell, 
6-0, 6-2. 

Professor Catlin defeated Mr. Wilder, 
6-0, 6-0. 

Second Round 

Professor Nixon won from Professor 
Lunt, 6-4, 6-1. 

Mr. Fifield won from Professor Ham, 6-1, 
6-1. 

Dean Sills won from Mr. Alvord, 8-6, 6-4. 

Professor Catlin won from Dr. Loomis, 
6-3, 6-2. 



Semi-Final Round 
Professor Nixon defeated Mr. Fifield, 4-6, 
6-1, 6-2. 

Dean Sills defeated Professor Catlin, 7-5, 

6-3- 

Final Round 

Dean Sills vs. Professor Nixon. 



BOWDOIN VS. VERMONT: CROSS COUNTRY RACE 
NOVEMBER 10 

Final arrangements have been made for the Bow- 
doin- Vermont cross country race which is to be held 
on Friday, November 10. The teams will leave 
Whittier Field at four p.m. for the five-mile course, 
which will begin and end with one lap around the 
track. 

As a result of the trials, Wednesday, the follow- 
ing men made the team: Harry H. Hall, '13; J. O. 
Tarbox, '14; C. B. Timberlake, '12; G. A. MacWil- 
liams, 'is; C. B. Haskell, '13; and G. W. Bacon, '15, 
alternate. 



BOWDOIN IN ENGLAND 

At a meeting of Convocation, held on Tuesday, 
October 24th, at Oxford University, the following 
decrees were proposed : 

(I) 

"That any member of Bowdoin College, Bruns- 
wick, Me., who shall have been graded not less than 
B either in Advanced Greek at the Admission Ex- 
amination, or in Greek A and Greek B ; and also in 
Greek I. and Greek II. at that University, shall be 
deemed to have a sufficient knowledge of Greek as 
required by the provisions of Statt. Tit. II. Sect. IX, 
"On Students from Foreign Universities," cl. 11. 

(2) 

"That any member of Bowdoin College, Bruns- 
wick, Maine, who shall have pursued at the Univer- 
sity a course of study extending over two years at 
the least, and shall 'have completed not less than 
eight courses with an average grading of at least 
seventy-five per cent., shall be eligible for admis- 
sion to the status and privileges of a Junior For- 
eign student, provided that the said courses are 
courses vdiich could have been counted towards the 
Degree of Bachelor of Arts at that University." 
(3) 

"That any member of Bowdoin College, Bruns- 
wick, Maine, who shall have pursued at that Uni- 
versity a course of study extending over three years 
at the least, and either (a) shall have obtained the 
Degree of Bachelor of Arts magna ciim laude, or 
(b) shall have completed not less than thirteen 
courses with an average grading of at least eighty- 
five per cent., shall be eligible for adrnission to the 
status and privileges of a Senior Foreign Student." 

This recognition which Oxford makes of Bow- 
doin puts it on a basis which it shares with^ Cornell, 
Brown, University of California, Columbia, Har- 
vard. Leland Stanford, Princeton. Michigan, Van- 
derbilt, Virginia, Wisconsin, Yale and Haverford. 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



1£5 



In accordance with the decree above stated, by 
obtaining Senior standing, a graduate of Bowdoin 
becomes exempt from prehminary examinations, and 
is able to begin reading for his degree at once ; and 
if successful can secure the degree in two instead 
of three years. 

This year Bowdoin has two graduates in attend- 
ance at Oxford, Robert Hale, igio, and Edward E. 
Kern, 191 1, both of whom were Rhodes scholars 
from Maine. 



MAINE TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION 

Bowdoin men, both members of the Faculty and 
alumni, were very prominent at the meeting of the 
Maine Teachers' Association at Augusta, Wednes- 
day, Thursday and Friday of last week, and took 
active part in the program. 

Professor Mitchell presided at the meeting of the 
English Department. During the past year he has 
been President of the Department, and at this meet- 
ing was elected chairman of the executive commit- 
tee on English. 

In the classical department, Bowdoin men were 
very much in evidence. Dean Sills was chairman of 
the department, and was elected to the executive 
committee of the association. Professor Nixon read 
from his translation of the "Menaechmi of Plautus." 
Professor Woodruff attended the meeting also. 

The alumni were also active in this section. Hon. 
Herbert M. Heath, '72, of Augusta, spoke on the 
"Practical Value of a Classical Training for a Man 
of Affairs." W. E. Sargent, '78, Principal of Hebron 
Academy, read a paper entitled, ''How to Get the 
Classical Cause before the People of Maine." 

Professor Files, secretary of the modern language 
department, presided in the absence of the President. 
He had as a subject "Literature and Literary Crit- 
icism as Assets in Modern Language Instructon." 
Professor Ham read a paper on "New Books from 
Germany." 

In the scientific department Professor Cram was 
elected chairman of the section. He addressed the 
meeting on the "Co-ordination of Gherajistry 
Courses." Wm. Wing, '02, of Portland, was also 
a member of the executive committee. George R. 
Gardner, '01, opened the discussion which followed. 
W. G. Mallett, '91, Principal of Farmington State 
Normal School, read an article before the depart- 
ment on "Methods in Physics." Dr. Loomis also 
attended the meeting. 



CALENDAR 

FmdaYj November 3 
3.30 Football Practice at Whittier Field. 
4.00 Cross Country Team leaves Gymnasium. 
7.30 Mass-Meeting in Memorial Hall. 

Saturday, November 4 
2.30 Bowdoin vs. Bates, Lewiston. 
2.30 Maine vs. Colby, Waterville. 

Sunday, November 5 
10.45 Morning service in Church on the Hill. 
S.oo Sunday chapel. 



Monday, November 6 
3.30 Football Practice at Whittier Field. 
4.00 Cross Country Team leaves Gymnasium. 
7.00 Meeting of Normal Class in Bible Study. 
8.00 Meeting of Student Council. 

Tuesday, November 7 
3.30 Football Practice at Whittier Field. 
4.00 Cross Country Team leaves Gymnasium. 

Wednesday, November 8 
3.30 Football Practice at Whittier Field. 
4.00 Cross Country Team leaves Gymnasium. 

Thursday, November 9 
3.30 Football Practice at Whittier Field. 
4.00 Cross Country Team leaves Gymnasium. 
7.00 Y. M. C. A. Meeting in chapel room. 

Friday, November 10 
3.00 Football Practice at Whittier Field. 
4.00 Cross Country Race with U. of Vermont on 
Bowdoin's Course. 

8.00 Informal Dance at Delta Upsilon House. 
7.30 Mass Meeting in Memorial Hall. 



College Botes 

All out for Mass Meeting in 
Memorial Hall at 7.30 Tonight. 

Robinson, '14, is ill at his home in Biddeford. 

Harold P. Marston, '11, visited the Theta Delt 
House last week. 

H. B. Ballard, '10, and G. C. Duffey, Jr., ex-'l3, 
have been visiting on the campus. 

Professor George L. Hendrickson of the Latin 
department at Yale, visited the college, Friday even- 
ing. 

Most of the team witnessed the Hebron-Coburn 
game, Saturday morning. Frank Smith, '12, refereed 
the game. 

"Bill" Clifford, '11, was one of the officials at the 
game between Portland High and Bangor High at 
Bangor last Saturday. 

Professor Johnson gave the first of a series of 
lectures on the Art Building and its contents, Thurs- 
day at 11.30 in the Art Building. 

The north basement room in the Art Building 
is being prepared for an exhibition room. The 
workmen are tinting the walls now. 

Walter H. Norton, Dartmouth, '10, who coached 
the Bowdoin nine last spring, has entered the rub- 
ber business. He is employed lay the Enterprise Rub- 
ber Company of Boston. 

The specifications for the new "gym" were sent 
out to the bidders from the architect's office, Mon- 
day. It is planned to break ground early in the 
spring, and if conditions are favorable, the "gym" 
will be in running order by winter. 

The Brunswick High football team, coached by 
Frank Smith, '12, showed the effects of his coach- 
ing a week ago Saturday, by carrying Cony High off 
its feet, and piling up a score of 20-0. Cony Hig'h, 
bv the way, is coached by "Al" Wandtke, '10, who is 
an instructor in the school. 



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RESOLUTIONS 

Hall of Alpha Delta Phi. 
The Bowdoin Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi 
was grievously stricken by the death of one of 
her most highly esteemed and honored alumni, 
Rev. John Smith Sewall, "50, who died Octo- 
ber II, at his home in Bangor. 

The public remembers Brother Sewall as 
a valiant soldier and a learned theologian, the 
college knew and respected him as a loyal and 
devoted Professor and Trustee. But we, as 
Alpha Delts, remember and cherish the name 
of a true and affectionate brother, possessed 
with those qualities of cordiality and kindly 
sympathy, which made him so "beloved to those 
of the outside world with whom he came in 
contact. 
(Signed), 

e. s. purington, 
James E. Philoon, 
E. S. Thompson, 

For the Chapter. 



Hall of Alpha Delta Phi. 

On July 2, the Bowdoin Chapter of Alpha 
Delta Phi lost by the death of Franklin Augus- 
tus Wilson, '54, of Bangor, one of her most 
prominent and highly esteemed alumni. 

Brother Wilson was a prominent member 
of the Penobscot bar, and on account of his 
pre-eminence as a jurist, and his business abil- 
ity as a banker and railroad enterpriser, was 
honored with many high positions of private 
and public trust. 



(Signed), 



e. s. purington, 
James E. Philoon, 
E. S. Thompson, 

For the Chapter. 



Hlumni Bepattment 

'40. — William Pitt Preble, for the past four 
years the oldest living graduate of Bowdoin, 
died at his home in New Brighton, Staten 
Island, N. Y., Monday, October 23. Mr. 
Preble was born in Portland, April 15, 1819, 
and was graduated from Bowdoin in 1840 and 
from Harvard in 1843. ^'■- Preble was a 
prominent lawyer and was for many years 
Clerk of the United States District Court in 



Portland. He was also the senior past grand 
master of the grand lodge of the Masons of 
Maine and was one of the three surviving 
members of the northern supreme grand coun- 
cil, who assisted in the union of the supreme 
councils about 40 years ago. 

'60. — Rev. Edwin A. Harlow, one of the 
best known Congregational ministers in 
Maine, died at his home in Windham last Sat- 
urday afternoon, Oct. 28, after a long illness. 
Mr. Harlow was graduated from Bowdoin in 
i860, in the same class with Thomas B. Reed, 
Judge Symonds, and others ; and from the 
Bangor Theological Seminary in 1863. He 
was ordained at West Minot the same year. 
From 1863 to 1871, he held pastorates in the 
West, being successively pastor of the Congre- 
gational Churches at Kansas City, Mo., Grass- 
hopper Falls, Mo., and Wyandotte, Kansas. 

In 1871, he returned to the East and held a 
pastorate at Cape Elizabeth from 1871 to 1884. 
This was followed by six years of service as 
general missionary of the Congregational So- 
ciety of Maine. From 1890 to 1892, Mr. Har- 
low occupied the pastorate at North Anson, 
and from 1892 to 1895 that at Robbinston. 
On account of feeble health he gave up active 
labor and came to Windham in 1896, where he 
purchased a small farm and devoted himself 
as far as possible to out-of-door pursuits. 

Being somewhat improved in health, he 
spent several years in work for the Bible 
Society of Maine, and for five years was pas- 
tor of the Litchfield Congregational Church. 
Mr. Harlow has always devoted his entire in- 
terest to the aid and progress of the church 
in Maine. He has held many large pastorates 
and given his time and energy to building 
them up and making them prosperous in every 
way. Mr. Harlow's many friends sympathize 
with his family in their loss. 

'04. — The wedding of Philip M. Clark of 
Cambridge, Mass., and Miss Margaret Kreutz 
of Winchester, Mass., took place at the 
Church of the Epiphany in Winchester on 
Monday evening, Oct. 9. Mr. and Mrs. Qark 
will be at home after Nov. 15 at 592 Huron 
Avenue, Cambridge. 

Medical School of Maine 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE 

Addison S. Thayer, Dean 

10 Deering Street, Portland, Maine 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XLl 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, NOVEMBER 10, 1911 



NO. 16 



BOWDOIN VS. MAINE ON WHITTIER FIELD 

Bowdoin and University of Maine will de- 
cide the 191 1 football championship of Maine 
Saturday afternoon on Whittier Field before 
what promises to be a record-breaking crowd. 
From every part of New England, alumni of 
both institutions are coming to swell the num- 
ber of undergraduates, and one of the most 
important struggles in the football history of 
the state will be witnessed by a crowd that will 
be numbered in the thousands. Hundreds are 
coming to watch the work of the splendid 
eleven which, often under-rated by outsiders at 
the opening of the season, has attained a posi- 
tion in which to fight for the highest possible 
gridiron honors in Maine. Bowdoin Spirit 
has been a telling factor in putting the team in 
that position, and Saturday afternoon Bow- 
doin Spirit, every Bowdoin man firmly be- 
lieves, is going to win the championship. 
Wrapped up in this spirit, however, is the 
steady, conscientious work and wonderful grit 
of the football men. With a hard-earned tie 
over Colby and a grand victory over Bates to 
their credit, they are going after the U. of M. 
game with every bit of ability, grit, and spirit 
they have, and these three characteristics, 
which have been true of every other Bowdoin 
team, should combine to bring victory to old 
Bowdoin. 

Preparations have been made during the 
week to take care of the enormous attendance. 
Additional bleachers with a seating capacity 
of five hundred have been erected on the Bow- 
doin side of the field, and the U. of M. cheer- 
ing section will be directly opposite. The 
Maine men, over five hundred strong and with 
the band, are coming on a special train which 
will arrive in Brunswick about 11 o'clock Sat- 
urday morning. Rumors have been rife all the 
week to the effect that Bates will send down 
her band and a large number of students to 
cheer for Bowdoin. Brunswick people, too, 
are vitally interested in the great game, and it 
is expected that the Brunswick band will be 
present. To urge Bowdoin men to attend the. 
game and root hard for their team is not neces- 
sary at this stage of the season. 

At this writing it is not possible to name 
the exact line-ups with which Bowdoin and 



Maine will take the field, but the make-up of 
neither eleven is likely to be radically different 
from that of previous state games. Needless 
to say, neither side has left a stone unturned 
to put forth the strongest team possible. 

Manager King has announced that the fol- 
lowing corps of officials will handle the game: 
Referee, Ernest G. Hapgood of Brown; um- 
pire, Thomas F. Murphy of Harvard ; field 
judge, A. S. Macreadie of the Portland Ath- 
letic Club ; head linesman, Lieut. Jacob Frank 
of Vermont. 



BOWDOIN, II; BATES, 

The White triumphed over the Garnet last 
Saturday on Garcelon Field, Lewiston, before 
the largest crowd of the year by the satisfying 
score of 11 to o. From a spectator's point of 
view the game was replete with sensations. 
Both of the plays with which Bowdoin scored 
were on long runs by Kern and another long 
run by Duff. Wood in the third period looked 
like a touchdown for a short time. Bates 
added to the features of the open play by suc- 
cessfully executing the forward pass for good 
gains and also gained a great deal on a clever 
fake kick. 

It was in about the middle of the first 
period after Bates had secured possession of 
the ball on her 4-yard line and was working it 
out of danger, that Dennis fumbled on a line 
play and Kern shot out from the mass of play- 
ers around right end for a touchdown. Again 
in the third period, this same Kern intercepted 
a forward pass and raced down the field for 76 
yards and again placed the ball behind Bates' 
goal. The second try at goal was successful, 
the first one having failed making the final 
score II to o. 

At two or three other times during the 
game Bowdoin was within scoring distance of 
Bates, but lost the ball on downs at crucial mo- 
ments. Bates came within kicking distance of 
Bowdoin's goal once or twice but did not come 
very near to scoring a touchdown. 

The punting of Faulkner was superior to 
that of the opposing kicker and this advantage 
helped the Bowdoin team out of more than one 
dangerous position. Hurley and Hinch were 



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down under nearly every punt and many times 
caught the receiver before he had moved from 
his tracks. Lewis, a Freshman, made his first 
appearance in the line and played a good 
steady game as well as doing some good punt- 
ing. The centre trio, Burns, Douglas and 
Pratt were as strong as usual on defence and 
stopped short nearly every play sent in their 
direction. Wood, at tackle, was slowed up on 
olifense with a sore knee, but played his usual 
aggressive game and came near to scoring in 
the third period. Dole at quarter ran the 
team in good shape and played well, especially 
in the returning of punts. LaCasce also played 
a strong game in the back-field. Bob Weather- 
ill was able to get into the game for a couple 
of periods and while he was in, pulled off sev- 
eral of the cleanest and hardest tackles of the 
game. 

For Bates, Skip Dyer played a remarkable 
game and seemed to figure in every one of 
Bates plays. Dennis at half back also made 
several long gains around our ends and out- 
side of tackle. 

There was a large crowd of Bowdoin sup- 
porters in the bleachers and the rooting was 
especially good. 

The game in detail: 

Bates won the toss and Dyer kicked to LaCasce 
but he fumbled and Dole recovered the ball. Kern 
was held for no gain and Faulkner made five yards 
through right guard. Faulkner then punted to Rem- 
mert on the Bates 2S-yard line and he brought the 
ball back ten yards. Dyer then made four yards 
thru center but was stopped by Kern. Dyer then 
punted to Faulkner in the center of the field. Kern 
hit the line for eight yards and LaCasce was unable 
to gain. LaCasce then punted to Remmert on the 
Bates 22-yard line but before the Bates man could 
move, Douglas had him down. Dyer then hit the 
line, but again Douglas was the obstacle and there 
was no gain. Dennis made four yards on a skin 
tackle play. Dyer then fumbled a poor pass and 
when he had recovered the ball was tackled for a 
four-yard loss by Burns. At this point Kern got 
away from the crowd and made fifteen yards around 
left end, bringing the ball to Bates' lo-yard line. 
Here, however, Dole was unable to gain, and after 
Kern had made three yards, Bowdoin lost the ball. 
Dyer then punted out to Dole who carried the ball 
to the Bates' 3S-yard line. LaCasce and Kern 
made small gains and an attempted forward pass 
from Dole was recovered by Danahy who carried 
the ball to the Bates' 37-yard Une. Dyer then punted 
and again Dole was the man under the ball, and 
carried it back ten yards. Faulkner after trying un- 
successfully to gain, punted to Remmert whom 
Douglas downed. Bates was here penalized 15 
yards for holding. Faulkner on a fake punt tore off 
ten yards and Kern made seven through right guard 
giving Bowdoin first down in the center of the field. 



Kern tried twice to gain and Faulkner booted the 
ball for 45 yards. Dyer then tried center, but found 
Lewis too much for him and he was forced to give 
up with no gain. He then punted to Dole in the 
center of the field. Kern made three yards thru 
center altho in doing so he was injured. However, 
after a moment of rest he pluckily remained in the 
game. Faulkner then punted to Bates' 13-yard line 
where Wood held Remmert back for no gain. On 
the next play "Farmer" wlio was standing just out- 
side of the play picked up the ball which had been 
fumbled by Dennis and rolled out from the pile, and 
went over the line for a touchdown. Hurley failed 
to kick the goal. 

On the first kickoff, Thompson sent the ball 
against the goal post and the play started from the 
Bowdoin 2S-yard line with the ball in Bowdoin's 
possession. Kern failed to gain on a fake punt. 
Lewis booted the ball to the center of the field where 
LaCasce received it. Dole made four yards, but this 
and sixteen more were lost when Bowdoin was 
penalized for holding. After a slight loss by Kern, 
Lewis punted to Bates' 4S-yard line and then ran 
down and tackled Dennis when he received the ball. 
Dennis found Kern too great an obstacle to gain and 
the quarter ended with the ball in Bates' possession 
on her own 46-yard line. 

Second Period 

On the first play of this quarter, Dyer punted to 
LaCasce on Bowdoin's 37-yard line. Here a fumble 
lost three yards and Faulkner punted to Dennis on 
the Bates so-yard line. An attempted forward pass 
for Bates failed, altho as a result of this play, Bow- 
doin was penalized for holding. This gave Bowdoin 
first down on her own so-yard line. Dennis was able 
to get away for fifteen yards before he was brought 
down by Kern. Dyer went through center for three, 
being tackled by Wood and Douglas prevented 
Bates from gaining ground on the next play. At 
this point Bates was penalized twenty yards for 
holding. After trying an unsuccessful forward 
pass. Bates punted to Dole who was downed on 
the Bowdoin so-yard line. After the ball has see- 
sawed for several plays. Dyer punted to Dole who 
was brought to earth on Bowdoin's 2S-yard line. 
LaCasce tried unsuccessfully to gain and Faulkner 
punted to Bates in the center of the field. When 
Bowdoin next got the ball it was on her own 3s- 
yard line as a result of an unsuccessful forward 
pass starting from Remmert. 

After trying unsuccessfully to gain, Faulk- 
ner punted to the center of the field. From 
there Dennis made six yards thru center and 
Dyer repeated the performance, Kern and 
Douglas being the men who prevented larger 
gains. Keni then intercepted a forward pass 
and got away for twenty-five yards, but the 
ball was taken back thirty as a penalty for un- 
necessary roughness on Bowdoin's part. 
Faulkner then punted to Bates' 50-yard line. 
From here Bates was pushed back still farther 
as a result of a fumble, and Dyer on trying to 
get through the line found Simpson too much 
for him. Dyer then punted thirty-five yards 



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to Faulkner who brings the ball back fifteen 
yards before he is tackled. Kern after losing 
on an attempted end play, punted to Tal- 
bot on Bates' 50-yard line. After mak- 
ing several short gains, Bates then punted. 
Dole getting the ball on his own 20- 
yard line. Kern immediately returned the 
punt, booting the ball thirty yards. Three 
plays by Bates netted them thirty-four yards, 
but two unsuccessful attempts at the forward 
pass gave Bowdoin the ball. Kern tried to 
gain on a fake kick unsuccessfully and then 
Faulkner punted out of danger. Bates then 
tried an end run and a forward pass without 
gaining. Bowdoin was penalized five yards 
for being offside, and thus when she started 
with the ball it was from her own 28-yard line. 
From here after "Farmer" had made five 
through center, Faulkner punted, but the ball 
went high in the air and Dyer got the ball and 
ran it back to practically the place it had 
started from before he was downed. From 
here Bates worked down the field until they 
had the ball on Bowdoin's four-yard line when 
the whistle blew for the end of the half. 

Third Period 

Thompson's, first attempt on the kick-oflf 
went offside. The second was taken in by 
Wood on Bowdoin's 20-yard line and carried 
in twelve yards. After a series of short gains, 
Bowdoin punted, and Bates returned the play. 
Bates' punt, however, was fumbled and she 
recovered the ball again on Bowdoin's 25-yard 
line. Dyer then made three yards through 
center. On the next play Kern broke in and 
intercepted a forward pass. Quick as a flash 
he was out of the crowd and speeding down 
the field. By clever work on the start of his 
run he got a clear field and ran seventy-five 
yards for a touchdown. LaCasce kicked the 
goal. 

On the kick-off, Dole made a pretty run in 
returning the ball but fumbled and Dennis re- 
covered the ball on Bowdoin's 42-yard line. 
After two plays, Bates fumbled the ball and 
"Farmer" recovered it. After getting a couple 
of short gains, Faulkner punted 35 yards where 
Hinch tackled the receiver of the ball by what 
was without doubt one of the best tackles of 
the game. The ball was pushed back and 
forth on the field with little advantage for 
either side until Bates had the ball on Bow- 



doin's 12-yard line as the result of two or three 
brilliant forward passes. From here, however, 
Danahy, trying to work the forward pass was 
thrown for a loss and the next two plays only 
brought the ball five yards. When Bowdoin 
got the ball here, Faulkner soon put the ball 
on the Bowdoin 40-yard line with a pretty 
punt. Here on Bates' first attempt to get back 
to the White's goal line. Wood recovered a 
fumble and ran fifty yards, this being all the 
more remarkable as it was evident that the 
runner's game leg greatly hindered his prog- 
ress. Shortly after this Bowdoin tried a for- 
ward pass and this gave Bates her innings. 
On their first play, Dennis got away for 12 
yards, and would have gone farther had it not 
been for Weatherill's star tackle. After this 
Dyer was forced to punt and Dole got the ball 
on his own 47-yard line. Here it was when 
the quarter ended. 

Fourth Period 

This period was the most uninteresting of 
the game as in it no scoring was done and it 
was so dark that it was almost impossible to 
distinguish the players. This period was cut 
to twelve minutes. On the first play, Faulkner 
punted to Talbot who had taken Remmert's 
place, on Bates' 40-yard line. After making 
two short gains. Dyer punted, but unfortu- 
nately for him the ball hit against the back of 
one of his team mates and Wood recovered the 
ball. Kern was then sent around left end for 
five yards and a forward pass from him netted 
five more. Dole went through for first down, 
taking the ball to Bates' 20-yard line. How- 
ever, Bowdoin hopes of another score were 
dashed when Kern lost five yards on the next 
play, and in the following one Bates got the 
ball thru a fumble. Dyer punted to the cen- 
ter of the field and Thompson, by one of the 
best spurts of speed shown on the field, recov- 
ered the ball which Bowdoin fumbled. Dyer 
then tried another punt and this time Dole got 
the ball tweny-five yards away. Weatherill 
then made five yards, but when he tried a sec- 
ond time was unable to gain. Faulkner punted 
and from that time until the end of the game 
the ball see-sawed back and forth without 
either team being able to gain much ground in 
spite of the fact that many new men were in- 
troduced into the game. On the last play, 
Crosby received he ball from Dyer's toe on 
Bowdoin's 35-yard line and there Bowdoin had 
the ball when the whistle blew. 

Continued on page 130, 2d column 



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BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



WILLIAM A. MacCORMICK, igi2, Editor-in-Chief 
DOUGLAS H. McMURTRIE, 1913 Managing Editor 
HAROLD P. VANNAH, 1912 Alumni Editor 

ASSOCIATE Editors 

W. R. SPINNEY, 1912 R. D. LEIGH. 19U 

L. E. JONES. 1913 D. K. MERRILL. 1914 

V. R. LEAVITT. 1913 K. A. ROBINSON. 1914 

F. D. WISH. Jr., 1913 R. E. SIMPSON. 1914 



H. C. L. ASHEY, 1912 Business Manager 

H. B. WALKER, 1913 Asst. Business Manager 

Contributions are requested fronn all undergradu- 
a*es alumni, and officers of instruction. No anony- 
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All communications regarding subscriptions should 
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Vol. XLI. NOVEMBER 10, 1911 No. 16 



And now the time for the 
Tomorrow last great effort has come ! 

When the final whistle 
blows on Whittier Field to-morrow afternoon 
either the University of Maine or Bowdoin 
will be the undisputed football champion of 
the State. According to the reports of the 
press in general Bowdoin has thus far shown 
very little championship form. But we as un- 
dergraduates are not backing a team which we 
think is winning through luck. We have seen 
its "fighting spirit" displayed and we have 
every reason to rely on such a spirit to make 
the team fight to-morrow. We know, too, that 
every man who represents Bowdoin in the 
game is going to work as never before this 
season to win. The entire squad is permeated 
with a "do-or-die" spirit. But we can't re- 
main satisfied at that point. As in the two 
previous championship games the student body 
must back the squad to a man. The spirit of 
fight which the cheering section instils into the 
team on the field is essential to the result for 



which Bowdoin men look to-morrow. With 
team and student body working together we 
can expect to see the White declared champion 
with a clean slate. 



The Orient is glad to ac- 
New Relations knowledge the relationship 
established between the 
University of Vermont and Bowdoin in track 
athletics. In former years the two institu- 
tions have contested in baseball and tennis but 
never before have they fought for supremacy 
on the track. This year a contract exists which 
insures competition in cross country for a 
period of two years. We hope that the friendly 
spirit of rivalry which has promoted previous 
contests will be maintained in this new rela- 
tionship. 



The recent recognition 
Bowdoin Abroad which the University of 
Oxford made of Bowdoin 
has brought to the college a great distinction. 
Through it Bowdoin is ranked with institu- 
tions throughout America which are much 
larger. Now, she has the honor of being the 
smallest institution among fourteen which has 
received such notice from the University of 
England. Not only does this bring distinc- 
tion and honor to the name of the college but 
it pays a tribute to the quality and worth of 
Bowdoin's sons who rank as Rhodes scholars. 



Bowdoin, 1 1 ; Bates, 

Continued from page 129 

The line-up and summary: 

Bowdoin Bates 

Hinch, Page, l.e r.e., Thompson 

Wood, l.t r.t., Bolster 

Pratt, Simpson, l.g. 

r.g., G'Donnell, Hooper, Bickford 

Douglas, McMahon, c c, Cole 

Burns, r.g l.g., Moore 

Lewis, Hall, Weeks, r.t l.t., Butler 

Hurley, r.e I.e., Dana'hy 

Dole, Crosby, q.b q.b., Remmert, Talbot 

Faulkner, Weatherill, l.h.b. 

r.h.b., Elbridge, Hill, Shay 

LaCasce, Weatherill, r.h.b l.h.b., Dennis 

Kern, Holt, f.b f.b.. Dyer 

Score: Bowdoin, 11. Touchdowns, Kern 2. Goal 
from touchdown, LaCasce. Referee, L. Hudson 
Andrews of Yale. Umpire, Jacob Frank of Ver- 
mont. Field judge, Harold W. Jones of Haver- 
ford. Linesman, Harley Rawson of Buckfield. 
Assistant linesmen. Lovely of Bates, Hamilton of 
Bowdoin. Time, three is-tninute and one 12-minute 
periods. 



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1914 CLASS ELECTION 

The Sophomore class met in the gym, 
Thursday evening, Nov. 2, and elected officers 
for the ensuing year. The following men 
were chosen : 

President, Robert T. Weatherill of Bruns- 
wick. 

Vice-President, Ralph L. Buell of Portland. 

Secretary, Alfred E. Gray of Portsmouth, 
N. H. 

Treasurer, Philip R. Fox of Portland. 

Lewis T. Brown of Portland, was elected 
captain of the class football team, and Louis 
A. Donahue, also of Portland, manager. 



MASS MEETING FOR BATES GAME 

Every "live" fellow in college was at the 
mass-meeting last Friday night, and every one, 
as he went down the stairway and out into the 
open air, was telling himself that he was glad 
he came, and was figuring on which train he 
should take to Lewiston. Capt. "Jack" Hur- 
ley kept things moving and introduced the 
speakers. At the opening of the meeting, he 
made some remarks himself, before calling on 
the speakers. Fie said that during the game 
at Waterville he could hear the "Fight, fight" 
of the cheering section, and it helped him won- 
derfully. He asked the fellows to show the 
same spirit at Lewiston. He said that although 
their defence had been strong, their offence 
had been weak, but promised that it would 
show a big improvement against Bates. 

Professor Nixon said that he did not wish 
to see a big Bowdoin, that, in fact, he would 
consider it a calamity. As it stands now, about 
four hundred men take the "exams" every 
year and only about a hundred are accepted. 
These are picked men. If every Bowdoin man 
should get at least one man to take the 
"exams," should talk Bowdoin to him at 
every opportunity we would have a class of 
picked men which could not be equaled. He 
said that it was hoped to arrange games with 
Williams, Amherst, Wesleyan, and Trinity 
next year. It was a duty to go to the Colby 
game, he argued, but a privilege to accompany 
the team to Lewiston, and that if we invaded 
the city three hundred strong, it would be the 
best "ad" which we could have. 

"Brosie" Burns spoke a few words, terse 
and to the point. He said that he had no 
doubt as to the outcome, and that under Coach 
Bergin and "Jack" Hurley, they could not lose. 



Dr. Whittier remarked that whenever he 
spoke at a Bowdoin rally he always felt that 
two things were expected of him, statistics and 
prophecy. As to the first, he said that Bow- 
doin had won eleven games from Bates, and 
had lost six. He had 'built up quite a reputa- 
tion in former years as a prophet, and his rule 
had been invariably to prophesy a Bowdoin 
victory. His reputation had waned somewhat 
recently, but he was going to prophesy that at 
the end of the game the score would be Bow- 
doin 15, Bates o. He paid a glowing tribute 
to the team, but declared that we should sup- 
port the team better financially, that it is our 
duty to subscribe. He said that if the man- 
agement does not come to us, it is our place 
to make a voluntary subscription. 

"The fellows have a double duty to-mor- 
row," said Coach Bergin, "to hold Bates to 
nothing and not let Bates do it to them." He 
urged the student body to show the same spirit 
which helped the team at Waterville. He said 
that the team could not win games by great de- 
fensive work, but that they must get the ball 
into Bates territory and keep it there. 

The band kept the fellows' attention be- 
tween whiles, and the rally closed with a round 
of good, snappy cheers. 



MEDICAL SCHOOL NOTES 

In view of the recent ruling of the board of 
trustees of the Medical School, that, beginning next 
year, all candidates for admission must have com- 
pleted a college course, it is interesting to note the 
small number of men in the present first year class, 
who have the degree of A.B. The number this 
year is unusually slender, there being only three, as 
compared with ten last year. 

Seven colleges are represented in the present 
entering class. Bowdoin leads with nine, Bates, 
Colby, Holy Cross, Montreal and Laval University 
having only a single representative each, while the 
University of A'laine contributes two men. It is a 
strange coincidence, that in both the first, and sec- 
ond-year classes, all but three men are natives of 
the "Pine-tree" state, and that, in each case, the 
exceptions come from Massachusetts, New Hamp- 
shire, and Connecticut. 

The medical students will take Histology in the 
Biological Laboratory in the Science Building this 
year, instead of in the medical building as formerly. 
The change is to give larger quarters. The instruct- 
ors are Dr. Drummond and Dr. Holt, both of Port- 
land, and Dr. Stevens. 



SUNDAY CHAPEL 

In his chapel talk last Sunday, President Hyde 
described church services as mass-meetings for the 
cause of righteousness. He said in part, "If anyone 
said to you, 'Yes, I'm interested in football but I 



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cannot go to the mass-meeting. The mass-meeting 
is not the game and I cannot waste time on mere 
accessories,' you would repudiate his logic. Yet 
practically eighty per cent, of us are saying this reg- 
ularly with regard to church services. The atti- 
tude of the majority is that church may be neg- 
lected, even though we are interested in that for 
which it stands. 

Either the mass-meeting is a part of football and 
church is a part of righteousness, or just the oppo- 
site is true. Let us not argue in conflicting ways. 
Services 'have the same claim on us, if we are in- 
terested in the cause which they strive to further, 
that the mass-meeting has if we are interested in 
football." 



Y. M. C. A. NOTES 

Next week Nov. 12-19 has been set apart 
throughout the country as a week of prayer for col- 
lege students, The Bowdoin Y. M. C. A. will ob- 
serve this week by a series of special noon meetings 
from I o'clock to 1.30 in the Y.M.C.A. room. The 
following men will conduct the meetings : Monday, 
President Hyde ; Tuesday, Prof. Johnson ; Wednes- 
day, Mr. Fifield; Thursday, Mr. Parsons; Friday, 
Professor Chapman. 

The speaker at the meeting on Thursday, Nov. 
16, will be Rev. H. E. Dunnack of Augusta, Me., 
who will speak on the subject, "The Unspeakable 
Gift." Mr. Dunnack is one of the most popular 
speakers whom we have the pleasure of hearing and 
this opportunity to hear him is one which should 
not be missed. 

The cabinet held its monthly meeting at the 
Delta Kappa Epsilon House on Thursday, Nov. 2. 
Reports from committees were heard and plans for 
extending the work were discussed. The member- 
ship Committee reports a total enrollment of 193 
men. 



DELTA UPSILON DANCE 

An informal dance is being held at the Delta 
Upsilon House this evening for the guests of the 
fraternity who have come for the Maine game, Sat- 
urday. Among the guests are Mrs. F. W. Brown, 
Mrs. W. H. Davis, and Mrs. S. B. Furbish of 
Brunswick, Mrs. Jennie Bird, Misses Madeline and 
Dorothy Bird, and Miss Blanche Hanscom of Rock- 
land, Misses Charlotte Nevens and Mina Everett of 
Auburn, Misses Gertrude Sadler of Brunswick, 
Ethel Withee of Farmington, Mary Holton of 
Boothbay Harbor, Doris Berry and Marion Swift 
of Gardiner, Elsie Holmes of Bangor, Estelle Barker 
of Phillips, Asaphine Harvey and Imogene Wood of 
Hallowell, and Helen Stackpole of Biddeford. 

Music is furnished by Stetson's Orchestra of 
Brunswick. 



REV. ALBERT P. FITCH TO SPEAK 

On next Sunday, Nov. 12, will be heard the sec- 
ond in the series of college preachers, Rev. Albert 
Parker Fitch, D.D. He has been here several times 
and is regarded as one of the best of college preach- 
ers as he always has something of interest to college 
men. He was born in Boston on March 6, 1877, and 



received his preparatory education at Roxbury Lat- 
in School, graduating in 1896. At Harvard he re- 
ceived his A.B. in 1900 ; graduated from Union 
Theological Seminary in 1903 ; received degree of 
B.D. from New York University in 1903 ; and D.D. 
from Amherst in 1909. He was ordained as a min- 
ister in the Congregational Church in 1903, and was 
pastor of First Church, Flushing, L. I., from 1903 to 
190S, and Mt. Vernon Church, Boston, from 1905 
to 1909. Since 1909 he has been president of An- 
dover Theological Seminary. He is a member of 
the Harvard Chapter of Delta Upsilon. 

He will speak in the Congregational Church in 
the morning at 10.45 and conduct chapel service in 
the afternoon. 



CALENDAR 

Friday, November 10 
7.30 Football Mass-Meeting in Memorial Hall. 
8.00 Informal Dance at Delta Upsilon House. 

Saturday, November ii 
3.30 'BOWDOIN VS. MAINE, WHITTIER 

FIELD. 
5.30 Informal Dance at Beta Theta Pi House. 
8.00 Informal Dance at Delta Kappa Epsilon 
House. 

Sunday, November 12 
10.45 Morning Service in the Church on the Hill, 
conducted by President Albert P. Fitch, D.D., 
Andover Theological Seminary, ^Cambridge, 
Mass. 
S.oo Sunday Chapel, conducted by Dr. Fitch. 
7.00 Meeting, Y. M. C. A. Room, conducted by Dr. 
Fitch. 

Monday, November 13 
7.00 Normal Class meets in Hubbard Hall. 
8.00 Student Council Meeting, Deutscher Verein 
Room. 

Thursday, November 16 

7.00 Y. M. C. A. Meeting, Rev. H. E. Dunnack, 

Augusta, Me., "The TJnspeakable Gift." 



Colleoe IRotes 

All out for the Mass Meeting in 
Memorial Hall at 7.30 To-Night. 

Professor W. B. Mitchell preached in the Con- 
gregational Church at Fryeburg on Sunday. 

F. W. Hart, '12, attended the initiation of the 
Boston University Chapter of Beta Theta Pi, Sat- 
urday night. 

G. J. Lathrop, the prospective track coach for the 
ensuing year, has been engaged by Bates; conse- 
quently another will be engaged. 

The Faculty have voted that the Christmas vaca- 
tion will begin on Friday, Dec. 22, at 4.30 p.m. in- 
stead of Saturday noon, Dec. 23, at 12.30. 

A chart of the recently excavated city Priene 
was hung in the classical room last week. A cata- 
logue of the chart is kept at the desk in the library. 



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Tony Fiske, ex-'og, was in town over Sunday. 

George F. Wilson, '12, is coaching the Biddeford 
High School football team. 

Robert P. Coffin, '15, and Leon French Dow, '15, 
have been initiated into Zeta Psi. 

R. D. Kennedy, '13, is manager of the Hubbard 
Grandstand as successor to Hathaway, '12. 
vr All the rooms in the dormitories are to be equip- 
ped with new electric light fixtures by the college. 

By the will of Rev. John S. Sewall of Bangor, 
Class of 1850, the college is left one thousand dol- 
lars. 

Rubin, 'is, told his unusual life-story to an inter- 
ested audience at the Methodist Church, Sunday 
evening. 

Nason, '14, Cooley, '14, and Pope, '14, walked to 
Lewiston, Saturday morning, to attend the Bates- 
Bowdoin game. 

Several fellows attended morning service at 
Shiloh last Sunday and were shown through several 
of the buildings. 

John Lewis, '13, who has left college on account 
of sickness, has been operated upon and is now get- 
ting along well. 

C. A. Cary, '10, finished seventh in the recent 
Tech-Harvard cross-country race. He was the 
third Tech man to finish. 

The Alpha Kappa Kappa "Medic" Fraternity 
has opened a fraternity house on the corner of Mc- 
Lellan and Harpswell streets. 

Extra bleachers for the Maine game are being 
erected at Whittier Field. Bleachers seating 400 are 
being built directly in front of the grandstand. 

General Secretary Fifield and President Mac- 
Cormick of the Y. M. C. A. spent Tuesday in Wa- 
terville, arranging for the State Conference to be 
held at Orono next February. 

In the July number of the National Magazine is 
an interesting story of college life written by Rob- 
ert King Atwell, '09. The reader who is well ac- 
quainted with the Bowdoin campus, would easily 
recognize it as the one described. 

B. H. Riggs, '12, attended the initiation, banquet 
and dance of Alpha Lambda Chapter of Kappa 
Sigma at the University of Vermont as the delegate 
from Alpha Rho Chapter last week. 

G. B. Webber has presented the college with a 
large picture of the Bowdoin igii championship 
baseball team done in sepia and framed in a heavy 
brown oak frame. The picture will be hung in the 
gymnasium this week. 

Edward L. Morss, '12, is taking special work in 
surveying. He is erecting signal stations in the sur- 
rounding country and will use these in mapping the 
topography of the land. One of the stations will be 
upon the library tower, another in Bowdoinham and 
another in West Bath. Mr. Morss is working un- 
der the leadership of Assistant Professor Alvord. 

Over 75 people will take part in the big Saturday 
Club vaudeville in the Town Hall on Tuesday even- 
ing, November 28, at eight o'clock. After the per- 
formance there will be dancing till midnight. There 
will be girls from Killarney, girls from Amsterdam, 
and girls from Bombay. See "The Student's Glide." 



Mr. Ernest Bragdon of 8 Coffin Street, who has 
been working in the paper mill at Pejepscot, has 
taken the janitors'hip at the library made vacant by 
the death of Mr. Adams. 

Mr. Joseph C. Adams, for the past three years 
janitor of Hubbard Hall, died very suddenly of 
heart disease on Tuesday evening, Oct. 31st. He 
had been engaged at his usual duties in the library 
that day, although he had been unwell for a fort- 
night. Mr. Adams was a kind-hearted man and had 
other qualities that won him friends. 

At a meeting of a nominating committee consist- 
ing of representatives of each fraternity and the 
non-fraternity men a week ago Monday, the follow- 
ing Sophomore slate was drawn up : 

For class president, Robert D. Leigh, Seattle, 
Wash. ; Robert T. Weatherill, Brunswick. 

For vice-president, Edgar R. Payson, Jr., Port- 
land; Ralph L. Buell, Portland. 

For secretary, Elroy O. LaCasce, Skowhegan ; 
Alfred E. Gray, Portsmouth, N. H. 

For treasurer, Samuel W. Chase, Lowell, Mass. ; 
Philip R. Fox, Portland, Me. 



jFacult^ Botes 



Professor Mitchell addressed Turner Grange 
last Saturday on "Reading in the Home." 

President Hyde spoke at the dedication of the 
Rumford Mechanics Institute at Rumford last 
Thursday. The Institute is opened through the 
generosity of Hugh J. Chisholm, whom Bowdoin 
men remember for his donations toward the gym. 
Henry Q. Hawes, 'lo, is principal of the school. 



1[ntercollegiate IFlotes 



The Sophomore Class of Hamilton Col- 
lege have agreed to abolish the use of "trots" 
in Latin. The Latin professor, for his part, 
has promised to shorten the lessons. 

The University of California is building a run- 
ning track which will cost $20,000. 

Cigarette smoking is forbidden at Notre Dame. 
This regulation is enforced by suspension. 

A descendant of John Harvard's second cousin 
has come from England to enter Harvard University. 

Admission to all athletic contests at Brown is 
covered by a "blanket tax." The charge is nine dol- 
lars. 

After two years of persistent effort all traces of 
hazing have been removed from Massachusetts In- 
stitute of Technology. The work started by the 
Class of 1912 has been brought to completion by the 
Class of 1914. 

Because of the baneful influence of divorces over 
the students, the Nevada legislature recently se- 
riously considered the removal of the University of 
Nevada from Reno to Carson City. 



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Hlumni department 

'57. — "The Present Day Problem of 
Crime," by Albert H. Currier, D.D., is un- 
doubtedly the most complete and intelligent 
summing up of the whole matter of prison 
reform yet published. The full title of its con- 
tents shows its breadth: The Present Day 
Problem of Crime Related to Prisons and 
Prison Discipline, to the Administration of 
Criminal Law, and to the Labors of Philan- 
thropists for the Prevention of Crime and 
Reformation of Criminals. 

'96. — Rev. Howard Gilpatrick is the first 
pastor of the first church to be erected in Flag- 
staff, one of the central lumber spots in Som- 
erset County. Mr. Gilpatrick is fast building 
up the new parish and will make his church 
one of the most prosperous in that section. 

'81. — Frederick C. Stevens, congressman 
from Minnesota, has been made chairman of 
the important committee on interstate and for- 
eign relations. Congressman Stevens was a 
classmate of Congressman D. J. McGillicuddy. 
Both are members of Theta Delta Chi. 

'91. — Algernon S. Dyer, formerly of the 
Hill School at Pottstown, Penn., has resigned 
to accept a position in the Berkshire School in 
Sheffield, Mass. 

'99. — Edgar Kaharl, for six years princi- 
pal of the Brunswick High School, which 
position he resigned last spring, is now in Ger- 
many. He has a position as English teacher 
in a German school and is succeding very well 
in his new field. 

While in Brunswick, Mr. Kaharl made 
many friends, both among the townspeople 
and the members of the college. He was 
deeply interested in the Athletics of the col- 
lege and gave his advice and aid to the Ath- 
letic Association freely. He was particularly 
interested in the affairs of the football team, 
being a graduate member of the Monday 
Night Club. 

'01. — George R. Gardner is principal of 
the Brunswick High School this year. Mr. 
Gardner has been very successful as teacher 
since his graduation from college. He is an 
enterprising young man and will, undoubtedly, 
make an efficient successor to Mr. Kaharl. 
Mr. Gardner has been principal of the Brewer 
High School for two years, principal of the 



Bridgton High School for two years, and has 

been in the Science Department of Bangor 
one year, and has been principal of Camden 
High School during the three past years. Mr. 
Gardner has also done graduate work in the 
Teachers' College of Columbia University two 
summers. 

'06. — Melvin T. Copeland, now at Har- 
vard, has a leading article in the August num- 
ber of the Quarterly Journal of Economics on 
"The Progress of the Automatic Loom." 

"06. — David R. Porter has an article in the 
current Educational Review entitled "Foot- 
ball — an impossible intercollegiate sport." 

'06. — Dr. William E. Youland, who re- 
cently resigned as interne of the new Webber 
Hospital in Biddeford, has been elected to the 
board of pathology in the medical department 
of Cornell University, and has entered upon 
his duties at that institution. 

'07. — Rev. Oscar W. Peterson, pastor of 
the Congregational Church at Brownfield, Me., 
has recently accepted a call to the church at 
Bristol, Vermont. A short time ago, Dr. 
Peterson published a book containing transla- 
tions of Swedish poems, entitled, "Swedish 
Songs and Lyrics." 

'07. — Mr. Harold Sprague Hichborn of 
Augusta, Me., and Miss Bertha Margaret 
Batchelder of Broo'kline, Mass., were mar- 
ried Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 18, at All 
Saints Church, Brookline. Immediately after 
the reception, held in the parlors of the Hotel 
Beaconsfield, Mr. Hichborn and bride left for 
Poland Spring, where they will remain until 
their new bungalow at Augusta is completed. 
They will be at home at Augusta after Jan- 
uary I. 

'09. — R. K. Atwell, who was last year in- 
structor in mathematics at Syracuse Univer- 
sity, N. Y., is this year taking a graduate 
course in Teachers' College, Columbia. 

'11. — John L. Roberts is teaching mathe- 
matics and science at Kennebunk High School. 



Medical School of Maine 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE 

Addison S. Thayer, Dean 

10 Deering Street, Portland, Maine 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XLl 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, NOVEMBER 17, 1911 



NO. 17 



BOWDOIN VS. BATES IN CROSS COUNTRY RACE 
TO-MORROW 

The cross country team will compete with 
the Bates cross country team to-morrow at 
three o'clock, in Lewiston. 

The course measures four and a quarter 
miles. The members of the team are in good 
condition after their race with Vermont last 
week. The make-up of the team will be 
about the same as in that race. They lost to 
Vermont by a close score, and, with the expe- 
rience gained in that race, may be expected to 
give a good account of themselves to-morrow. 



STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GOES TO MAINE 
Bowdoio, 0; Maine, 15 

Before the largest crowd that ever assem- 
bled at Whittier Field to watch an athletic 
contest, the final battle in the State Champion- 
ship Series was played last Saturday and re- 
sulted in a clean-cut victory for the University 
of Maine, by the score of 15 to o. 

Never did Bowdoin athletes work harder, 
or fight more stubbornly to defend the honor 
of the White than did Capt. Hurley and his 
warriors, but the quick, varied and powerful 
attack of the heavy Maine backfield and the 
good right leg of Tom Shepard were more 
than they could withstand. 

It is needless to say that the stands and 
bleachers, packed full to overflowing with 
loyal Bowdoin supporters, were disappointed 
at the outcome of the game, but Maine won 
fairly and had a team which deserved the State 
Championship; so there is nothing to do but 
take the matter philosophically and build 
hopes on next year's team. Incidentally the 
spectators saw one of the strongest, most pow- 
erful and well-oiled and directed teams that 
has won the State honors in a number of 
years. It was victory enough to have held 
these sturdy warriors, who so greatly out- 
weighed our team, to so low a score. 

Shepard's place kicking was responsible 
for 9 of the points, two being scored in the 
third period and one in the first. The other 
score was made in the second period as the 



result of the brilliant offensive work of Capt. 
Parker and Carleton of Maine who marched 
down the field by line plunges and rushed 
the ball over the line, breaking up 
Bowdoin's stubborn defense. Throughout the 
game these men made most of the yardage 
for their team, carrying the ball through 
guard and tackle on a delayed pass forma- 
tion and skin-tackle play. Cleaves at quar- 
terback for Maine did the best work 
at this position that has been witnessed 
on a State gridiron this year. He ran the 
plays off with precision and used excellent 
judgment and showed a thorough football 
knowledge. Maine's brilliant offensive show- 
ing on line plays was not so much due to the 
ability of their linemen to make holes as it was 
the fact that their backfield "had the jump," 
as the football phrase goes, on the Bowdoin 
defense. They reeled off their plays before 
our men were able to size up the situation and 
their heavy line-plunging backs hit the line in 
jackknife style. 

In one department of the game Bowdoin 
outplayed Maine, contrary to newspaper re- 
ports; this was the kicking game. Faulkner 
punted eleven times with an average of 44 
yards to the punt, and Shepard punted eight 
times with an average of 39.5 yds. to the kick. 
In running back kicks both teams were about 
equal. In rushing the ball Maine gained about 
once and a quarter as much ground as the 
White. Neither side used the forward pass 
to a great extent, and Bowdoin employed the 
on-side kick only once successfully. 

On the offense our backfield was unable to 
gain consistently. "Farmer" Kern was in- 
jured at the first of the game, and, although he 
fought like a tiger through the remaining 
four periods of the contest, he* was unable to 
gain much on offense. Weatherill, Faulkner, 
and Dole made occasional gains, but there 
was no offense possible to cope with the 
strong up-State aggregation. On defense the 
work of Faulkner was brilliant. A great 
many of Maine's line plays reached the sec- 
ondary defense, but here they stopped with a 
thud, usually as a result of the clean tackles 
of Faulkner and Bob Weatherill. Capt. Jack 
Hurley, playing his last game at the end of so 



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many seasons of brilliant work, did all that 
was in his power to stave off defeat for the 
White, and Hinch on the other end played the 
best game he has played this season. The 
other men all worked their hardest, dug their 
cleats viciously in the sod and clenched their 
teeth on every scrimmage, and fought from 
whistle to whistle in their last game for the 
State Championship. 

Bowdoin was not "easy" as some of the 
Maine papers said after the game. Maine had 
to play every minute to keep the lead, and 
now and then during every period Bowdoin 
supporters were given flashes of hope by 
spurts on the offense made by our speedy 
■backs. But Maine was playing a masterly 
game and playing with a team that was not to 
be denied the victory. 

Referee Hapgood said after the game that 
it was the best example of interference on of- 
fense he had ever seen in this State, and also 
remarked at the wonderful work of Shepard 
in the kicking and Parker's ability to sift 
through our line for substantial gains. 

It was fully two hours before the game 
that the crowd began to line up at the gates of 
Whittier Field, in order that they might get 
favorable seats to witness the big battle. Ex- 
cursions from Boston, Portland, Bangor, and 
Orono all contributed to add to the throng of 
excited spectators and the loyal citizens of our 
own town of Brunswick turned out en masse 
with a band at their head. An unfortunate 
arrangement of seats impaired the rooting of 
the Bowdoin contingent, but White was every- 
where visible in the stands and around the ropes 
and when a Bowdoin man made a star play a 
cheer arose that betrayed by its volume where 
the sympathies of most of the onlookers were. 
The large crowd was handled in the best pos- 
sible manner and no difficulties were encoun- 
tered in keeping the side lines and field free 
from spectators. The official report of the 
paid admiissions showed that it was larger than 
any crowd which had ever witnessed a Maine 
State game. The number was 3800. 

Two features of the game which made it 
high class from the spectator's point of view 
were the unusually clean manner in which the 
ball was handled, there only being one fumble 
during the whole game, and the excellent con- 
dition which the winning team was in. Not a 
man of their team was removed from the game 
on account of injuries. The work of the of- 
ficials was entirely satisfactory. The sum- 
mary: 



Maine Bowdoin 

Cook, Donahue, l.e r.e., Hurley, Page 

McNeil, l.t r.t., Lewis 

Sawyer, l.g r.g.. Bums, Weeks 

Baker, Whitney, c c, Douglas, McMahon 

Gulliver, Crowell, r.g l.g., Pratt, Simpson 

Bigelow, r.t l.t., Wood 

Bei nheisel. Smith, r.e I.e., Hinch 

Cleaves, Bryant, q.b q.b., Crosby, Dole 

Carleton, Smiley, l.h.b r.h.b., Faulkner 

Parker, Martin, r.h.b. . .l.h.b., Weatherill, LaCasce 
Shepard, f.b f.b., Kern, LaCasce 

Score : Maine 15, Bowdoin o. Touchdown. Carle- 
ton. Goals from field, Shepard 3. Referee, Ernest 
P. Hapgood, Brown. Umpire, Thomas F. Murphy, 
Harvard. Field Judge, A. S. Macreadie, Portland 
Athletic Club. Head Linesman, Lieut. Jacob Frank 
of Vermont. Time of quarters, 15 minutes. 



FOOTBALL "B's" AWARDED 

At a meeting of the Athletic Council, Mon- 
day evening, football "B's" were awarded to 
fifteen men. The men to win their letter: 

Captain John L. Hurley, '12, of Maiden, 
Mass. 

George C. Kern, '12, of Woodfords. 

Frederick S. Simpson, '12, of Bangor. 

Philip S. Wood, '13, of Bar Harbor. 

Lawrence A. Crosby, '13, of Bangor. 

Paul H. Douglas, '13, of Newport. 

Kendrick Burns, '13, of Saco. 

Stanley J. Hinch, '13, of Danforth. 

Stanley F. Dole, '13, of Portland. 

Elroy O. LaCasce, '14, of Skowhegan. 

Leo W. Pratt, '14, of Wilton. 

Robert T. Weatherill, '14, of Brunswick. 

Harry P. Faulkner, '15, of Brunswick. 

Herbert A. Lewis, '15, of North Haven. 

The letters were awarded to men who 
played the whole of three periods and parts of 
three others in the Colby, Bates, and Maine 
games. 



BOWDOIN, 21 ; UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT, 24 
Bowdoin Loses to Vermont in Cross Country Race 

Although it fought to the finish, the Bow- 
doin Cross Country Team was defeated last 
Friday by the narrow margin of 24 to 21. The 
team had had no experience in races before, 
and considering that this was its first contest, 
made a very creditable showing. The best in- 
dividual race was between Jones of Verinont 
and Captain Hall of Bowdoin for first place, 
the Vermont captain passing Hall in the last 
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him. Tarbox and Hayden of Vermont also 
fought it out at the tape in an exciting sprint. 

The order in which tlie men came across 
the finish hne was as follows : 

Jones, Vermont 

Hall, Bowdoin 

Aldrich, Vermont 

Tarbox, Bowdoin 

Hayden, Vermont 

Timberlake, Bowdoin 

Minor, Vermont 

Haskell, Bowdoin 

Auten, Bowdoin 

Abbott, Vermont 

First place counted 9 points, second, 8, 
and so on down. 

The officials were as follows : Starter, B. C. 
Morrill ; timers, B. C. Morrill, Dr. F. N. Whit- 
tier; judges at the finish. Dr. N. E. Loomis, E. 
G. Fifield, S. A. Phelps, Dr. Manton Copeland, 
M. W. Greene, R. B. Kennedy, F. S. Wiggin, 
R. L. Morss, F. E. Harrington, and W. P. 
Skillin. 

The race started at 4.03 and was run in 29 
minutes, 11 seconds, the course being 4.92 
miles long. 



MASS=MEETINQ FOR MAINE GAME 

The whole college turned out for the mass- 
meeting, Friday night, and it was in every way 
the best which has been held this fall. "Artie" 
Welch presided in the absence of Captain Hur- 
ley and introduced the various speakers. 

Doctor Copeland was the first speaker, 
saying that the "Maine" idea was to win the 
game, but that the Bowdoin idea was that 
Maine should not. He went on to say that 
there was no need of urging the men to cheer, 
or the players to play a straight game, as we 
are sure of those things. Although Maine 
has a heavier team, brain work and knowledge 
of football is what wins the game. 

Professor Lunt spoke about former Maine 
games, among them a 35 to o victory for the 
White. He then spoke about the team, saying 
that a team made up of stars does not win, be- 
cause each star tries to do only grandstand 
play, and a team made up of one star and his 
backers also loses from the same reason. The 
team that wins is one in which every man 
works with every other man like a cog of a 
machine, and our team is such a one. 

He also said that cheering does not depend 
on the volume of noise or kind of cheer, but 



in the spirit behind the cheers. The Bowdoin 
undergraduates should show the "grads" who 
will be back to-morrow that the spirit is bet- 
ter now than in their time. 

After a selection by the band, Mr. Hawes 
compared our present team with former ones, 
saying that although the old men have gone 
we have good ones in their places. He re- 
marked that this was the last game of the 
season and we were up against a good team, 
but good teams had gone back to Orono sur- 
prised and defeated by our teams and the 
Bowdoin spirit. Mr. Hawes said that some- 
times teams have to play better than their best, 
but, however the game came out, there would 
be no need of an apology for Bowdoin play- 
ing. 

Mr. Alvord prophesied that the weather 
would be favorable and that the chances were 
against rain. He said that every man is go- 
ing into the game with the intention of doing 
his best, and concluded by saying that we are 
sure of victory. 

Professor Files put emphasis on the fact 
that the college as a body has to stand behind 
the team. He urged the students to be sports- 
manlike and to cheer fairly. He said that 
Maine, Bates, and Colby were all afraid of 
Bowdoin spirit. Professor Files also praised 
the sportsmanship of the cheering at Bates. 

"Artie" Welch advised the students to re- 
member the motto, "Fair Play and May the 
Best Man Win." 

Douglas spoke of the importance of this 
game and reported that all the players were 
ready for the fight. 



Y. M. C. A. NOTES 

Hon. Carl E. Milliken, prominent in the 
business world for his extensive lumbering 
operations in this state and in politics as a 
leader in the M^aine Senate, will speak before 
the Y. M. C. A. on Thursday, Nov. 23, on 
"Christian Principles in Business." We are 
very fortunate in having such a prominent 
man to present this second talk in the general 
series of the year on the Practical Applica- 
tions of Christianity. 

On Wednesday before Thanksgiving, the 
Social Service Committee will take a collec- 
tion to give a Thanksgiving dinner to some of 
the poor families of Brunswick. Come to 
chapel on Wednesday morning with some 
change in your pocket. 



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BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



WILLIAM A. MacCORMICK, igi2, Editor-in-Chief 
DOUGLAS H. McMURTRIE, 1913 Managing Editor 
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NOVEMBER 17, 1911 



Once more does the old 
The Season adage, "There is no use 

crying over spilled milk," 
come to our ears after the defeat of last week. 
But such a half-hearted approval of the work 
which the Bowdoin team has done this fall is 
not sufficient. From a squad of men which 
most football dopesters claimed would be 
good only for last place in the State cham- 
pionship, a team was built up which won its 
way into the final round through clean, hard 
football. In the contest for highest honors 
Bowdoin met a team which was her superior 
in many departments of the game. Yet with 
some of her men badly crippled she held her 
heavier opponent on the three-yard line during 
the last four minutes of play. The same spirit 
which has characterized Bowdoin's play dur- 
ing her uphill fight for the championship was 
nianifested in the very last scrimmage of the 
season. 

Although as a whole, the season has not 
been successful we have held our own in the 



Maine games. Outside of the State we met 
only teams which were far beyond our stand- 
ard. Against these teams Bowdoin was un- 
able to score, but her team learned how to 
fight against great odds. That this lesson was 
well learned can be seen in the record made by 
the White in her State matches. 

And with the close of the football season 
of 1911 all Bowdoin men should have only the 
word of praise for the coach who developed 
the team which fought for the championship ; 
for the captain and men who worked faithfully 
for the college ; for the second team which 
made the first team possible ; and for the man- 
agement which handled the largest crowd ever 
seen on Whittier Field. 



„. „. . , Although the active part 
The Financial ^^ ^j^^ f^^^^^ ^^^ ^j^^^^j^ ^ 

Situation niighty important phase is 

yet unfinished. Through no direct fault of 
the management the game which would put 
the financial situation on a sound footing, has 
been cancelled. This loss of the annual game 
in Portland leaves finances in a very poor con- 
dition. The way in which such a condition 
can be remedied is through the student body. 
It is reported that a small percentage of the 
men in college have made any subscription to 
the support of the team. Others have made 
low subscriptions thinking perhaps that foot- 
ball can support itself by gate'receipts. Then, 
too, many men are evidently dissatisfied with 
the system of raising money for the support of 
teams. Such an expense, however valid it 
might sound, will not pull the football associa- 
tion "out of the hole" this season. Since we 
haven't got the "blanket-tax" this fall, are we 
justified in letting our present system fail to 
fill its place? If we wish to bring about a 
change, let us try to close the old method with 
a clean sheet. It is the personal duty of every 
man in college to "square" himself at once 
with the football association. 



THE OCTOBER QUILL 

The discriminating studies of character ^ in 
Manniton in the current Quill, and the prevailing 
simplicity of incident and restraint of style, at once 
commend the story. On the other hand, the 
writer's evident effort to suggest rather than to ex- 
press often demands too much of his readers. Ex- 
amples of this are to be seen in the frequent and 
abrupt shifting of the point of view — notably in the 



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first paragraph of Section III. — and in the dispro- 
portionate and hence misleading emphasis at the end 
of the story upon what Marmiton sees from the 
window. How far the author and how far the 
proof-reader should be blamed for the many errors 
in punctuation and for the use of expressions like 
"bullion" (for bouillon), "alright," "onto," and 
"puffy" (meaning "rapidly breathing"?), a reviewer 
cannot say without having access to the manuscript 
of the story. Certainly, however, offences against 
good use in these matters are far too frequent in 
the never-to-be corrected pages of this, the college, 
literary magazine. 

The briefer contributions include The Dreamc . 
The Hills, the Plain, and the Sea and Silhouettes. 
Of each of the first two, both efforts in verse, it is 
no mean praise to say that, although the expression 
is defective, the mood is distinct and worthy. As 
for Silhouettes, why does the writer, in repeating 
the admonitions composed by his predecessors, con- 
clude with the quotation which of them all is the 
least striking? 

The suitableness of title to subject-matter in 
Quebec-August, igil may well be questioned, for 
under that head the writer treats specifically of 
Quebec not at all (also of August, 1911, not at all). 
and,, throughout fully half of the article, of a scene 
which, as he repeatedly says, is distant from the city. 
In this description, moreover, the vividness of 
"Tanned engineers [who] pore over blue prints" 
makes a reader hunger for more of such detail in 
place of "dreams" and "romance." 

Granting that the point of One Summer's Day 
forms an adequate basis for a story, one may .say 
that the writer has made the point effectively. The 
most notable achievement of this story, however, is 
the crisp and spirited dialogue with which it 
abounds, 

I cannot conclude this brief comment upon the 
successive contributions without emphasizing what 
to me is the chief characteristic of the issue as a 
whole. There is to nearly every page an unreahty, 
a remoteness, a dreaminess which is surely unnat- 
ural among active young men in a flourishing col- 
lege in our day. E)oes the Quill fail to reflect the 
true quality of Bowdoin life? or is that life really 
lacking in virility? Unquestionably dreaminess and 
delettantism and refinement of sorrow have their 
place in literature ; but a college magazine which 
presents little but these sentiments is not truly rep- 
resentative of the sort of young manhood we need 
to cultivate. Even the contribution which seems to 
me strongest in tone would please me tremendously 
more if it began : 

"There is too muth peace in the hills, 

There is too much rest in the plain ; 
And I long in the night for the wet sea-light 
And the drive of the off-shore rain." 

W. H. D. 



Brunswick hut his impersonation of "Micawber" in 
David Copperfield, his "Cyrano," and the diverse 
characters taken in his "Pair of Spectacles," made 
him a great favorite with students and townspeople. 
He is a master in making an entire cast of play or 
novel live and act before his audience and this he 
does by voice and movement, quite without stage 
effects. 

Long before the estabHshment of his well-known 
school of dramatic interpretation in Boston, he was 
recognized as a master of character-depicting on the 
platform. He has appeared twenty times before the 
Brooklyn Institute, seventeen times before the Uni- 
versity of Michigan, twelve times before Williams 
College students, and in his long lists of engagements 
he has appeared again and again at Yale, Oberlin, 
Wellesley, the Hill School, Lawrenceville, St, Paul's 
and Hotchkiss. The recital is free to all students 
of the College and Medical School. The following 
members of "Masque and Gown" will usher: N 
D. Welch, '12, C. R, Crowell, '13, L. E. Jones, '13, 
and W. F. Twombley, '13. The program, showing 
the variety of characters, is as follows : 

LORD CHUMLEY 

Adam Butterworth A retired produce merchant 

Lieut. Hugh Butterworth His son 

Eleanor Butterworth His daughter 

Jessie Eleanor's friend 

Lady Adeline 

The aunt — a maiden lady, fair, fat, and forty 
Monsieur Le Sage A French adventurer 

Blink Bunk 

A convict lately released from the galleys 
Winterbottom The butler 

Meg Maid of all work in a lodging house 

Lord George Chumley 

A friend of Hugh Butterworth — not such a fool as 
he looks 

Act I — At Adam Butterworth's country house. 

Act 2 — Lord Chumley's lodgings. 

Act 3 — At Adam Butterworth's country house. 



DRAMATIC RECITAL 

On Monday, Nov. 20, at 8 p,M, in Memorial Hall, 
Leland Powers will give, by special permission, 
"Lord Chumley" by Belasco and DeMille, under the 
auspices of the Saturday Club and the College. It is 
several years since Leland Powers has appeared in 



Y. M. C. A. MEETING 

In the Y. M. C. A. Room last Thursday night 
Professor Chapman lectured on the King James 
Bible. He briefly described the preceding transla- 
tion and then told of the real work of translation. 
Fifty-four divines were appointed for the work and 
divided into groups of nine men each. Each one of 
these g.oups worked independently and then com- 
pared their work. They were expected to keep as 
close to the former Bishop's Translation as possible 
and to give the common meaning to words of sev- 
eral 'meanings. Various other interesting instruc- 
tions were given. 

Dr. Faber said of the King James Bible, "It is 
part of the national mind, and the anchor of 
national seriousness. It is the representation of a 
man's best moments, and all that there has been 
about him of rapt and gentle, and pure and penitent 
and good, speak to him forever out of his Protestant 
Bible." It is the greatest piece of English literature 
in the world. 



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PSI UPSILON DANCE 

An informal dance was held Friday evening at 
the Psi Upsilon chapter house. About fifteen 
couples were present and dancing was enjoyed until 
a late hour. Members of the Delta Kappa Epsilon 
and Theta Delta Chi fraternities were also present. 
Music was furnished by the Arlington Club of Port- 
land. At intermission refreshments of salad, ice- 
cream, and cake were served at the house. Mrs. 
H. B. Peters of Woodfords acted as chaperon. 
Ainong those present were ; Misses Helen Sher- 
man, Dorothy Sherman, Bar Harbor; Janet Peters, 
Margaret Starbird, Woodfords; Rose Tyler, Evelyn 
Edwards, Portland; Ethel Haskell, Beatrice Mud- 
gett, Bangor ; Frances Crosman, Portland ; Ruth 
Palmer, Bath; Louise Allen, Gardiner. The com- 
mittee in charge included Loring Pratt, '12, of El- 
mira, N. Y., chairman; Robert P. King, '12, of Ells- 
worth; Robert D. Cole, '12, of Arlington, Mass., 
from Delta Kappa Epsilon; George F. Cressey, '12, 
of Portland, from Theta Delta Chi. 



CALENDAR 

Saturday, November 18 
Cross-Country Race : Bowdoin vs. Bates, at 
Lewiston. 

Sunday, November 19 
10.45 Morning Service in the Church on the Hi.l, 

conducted by Rev. J. H. Quint. 
5.00 Sunday Chapel, conducted by President Hyde. 

Monday, November 20 
7.00 Normal Class meets. 
8.00 Leland Powers Recital in Memorial Hall. 

Thursday, November 23 
11.30 Prof. Johnson gives talk on Art Building. 
7.00 Y. M. C. A. Hon. C. E. Milliken, Island 
Falls, Me., "Christian Principles in Business." 



Colleoe flotes 



BETA THETA PI DANCE 

An informal dance was enjoyed at the Beta 
Theta Pi house after the Maine game, starting at 
S.30. Music was furnished by the College Orches- 
tra. The chaperons were Mrs. Paul Nixon and 
Mrs. Frederick W. Brown. The committee in 
charge: Lowell S. Foote, '12, of Somersworth. N. 
H.; Jesse H. McKenney, '12, of Brunswick; and 
Francis X. Callahan, '14, of Portland. 

Among the guests present were the Misses 
Frances Little, Sarah Baxter, Ellen Baxter, Mary 
Eliot, and Belle Corniss of Brunswick; Miss Lula 
Barber of Yarmouth; the Misses Annie Brown, 
Katherine Johnson, and Katherine Jenkins of Port- 
land ; Miss Marguerite Hennessy of Bath; Miss 
Molly Hutchins of Fryeburg; Miss Inez Giles of 
Edgewood, R. I.; Miss Dorothy Bird of Rockland; 
Misses Marion Lowell and Iva Record of Auburn; 
Miss Blanche Webster of Augusta; Miss CaroHne 
Wells of Boston; Professor Nixon and Professor 
Brown. 



DELTA KAPPA EPSILON DANCE 

Theta Chapter of Deha Kappa Epsilon enter- 
tained at its chapter house Saturday evening after 
the Maine football game. About fifteen couples 
were present and dancing was enjoyed until mid- 
night. Music was furnished by Hobbs' Orchestra 
of four pieces from Lewiston. After the dancing 
refreshments of ice-cream and cake were served. 
The committee in charge included Robert D. Cole, 
'12, of Arlington, Mass., chairman; Benjamin D. 
Holt, '13, of Portland; William B. Williamson, '15, 
of Augusta. Among those present were: Misses 
Beatrice Mudgett, Ethel Haskell, Leola Coombs, 
Mollie Woodcock, Hazel Savage, of Bangor; Helen 
Sherman. Dorothy Sherman, Bar Harbor; Elizabeth 
Fuller, Rockland; Anne Percy, Bath; Imogene Ben- 
net, Geneva Hinch, of Danforth ; Janet Peters, Mar- 
garet Starbird, Woodfords; Evelyn Edwards, Port- 
land; Gail Woodcock, Bangor; Eleanor Wescott, 
Portland. 



"Jack" Hurley entertained his brother over the 
week-end. 

Ernest Pottle, '09, has been on the campus for 
a few days this week. 

Austin, 'is, entertained his brother for a few days 
the first of the week. 

Harold P. Marston, '11, is principal of the High 
School at Vinalhaven, Me. 

Governor Plaisted and Senator Johnson were 
present at the Maine game. 

A crew of men is removing the browntail moth 
nests from the trees on the campus. 

McMillan, '98, who was the star halfback in 1895, 
was among the many alumni back to the Maine 
game. 

Fifty-seven of the Freshman class received warn- 
ings, forty-two receiving minor warnings and fifteen 
major warnings. 

After the Maine game, the squad held an in- 
formal dinner at "Fan" Pennell's. After the din- 
ner, each man spoke a few words on the past season. 

The Zeta Psi House was placed at the disposal 
of the football team, Friday night. Douglas, who ~^ 
spoke at the rally, was the only man to leave the 
house. 

About 25 men have reported for practice for the 
Sophomore football team and about 20 for the 
Freshman team. The Sophomore squad is in charge 
of Capt. L. Brown, while "King" Pratt is coaching 
the Freshman squad. 

R. J. Campbell, the great pulpit orator of The J 
People's Temple, London, spoke Tuesday in the ■ 
church of Rev. Raymond Calkins of Portland, a I 
familiar figure in college Y. M. C. A. meetings, on 
"Christianity and the Modern Social Problems." 

The last week special meetings have been held in 
the Y. M. C. A. room from I to 1.30 p.m. The 
speakers were President Hyde, Monday; Professor 
Johnson, Tuesday; Mr. E. G. Fifield, Wednesday; 
Rev. L. A. Parsons, Thursday; Professor Chapman, 
Friday. 



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C. D. Jameson, '76, who was sent last summer to 
China to study the food conditions, in an effort to 
effect a remedy, is working to relieve the famine 
situation. 

The discussion of the All Maine football team 
has been opened in many of the Maine papers. 
Among the Bowdoin men mentioned are Capt. 
"Jack" Hurley, "Farmer" Kern and "Duff" Wood. 

An unusually large number of alumni were back 
on the campus for the Maine game last Saturday. 
C. T. Hawes was the sole representative of the class 
of '77. The class of '88 was represented by L H. 
Hodgdon and T. S. Kimball. The only 1900 man 
back was W. V. PhiUips. 1901 contributed H. D. 
Evans, G. C. Wheeler, G. L. Pratt, and E. T. Fen- 
ley, while Geo. Fogg was the only '02 on hand. 1903 
was represented by F. G. Marshall, H. L. Webber, 
F. J. Welch, R. C. Bisbee, E. F. Abbott, and C. P. 
Connors. The 1904 men were W. F. Coan, Emery 
Beane, W. T. Rowe, and G. C. Purington. Among 
the '06 men were D. B. Andrews and W. T. John- 
son, R. A. Cony, '07, and W. S. Weston, "Cush" 
Abbott, ex-'o8, Ray Merrill, and E. T. Sanborn, all 
of '08, were on hand for the game. The '09 men 
were J. M. Sturtevant, B. F. Briggs, W. T. Phillips, 
and E. H. Pottle. 1910 was well represented by G. 
C. Weston, W. E. Atwood, "Al" Wandtke, "Bob" 
Morss, "Bill" Nulty, "Puss" Newman, Leon Smith, 
and "Jim" Hamburger. There were a number of 
191 1 men, among them being "Benny" Partridge, 
"OUie" Sanborn, M. G. L. Bailey and G. H. Ma- 
comber. Among others were "Jack" Minot, '96, 
"Don" MacMillan, '98, "Mel" Gould, ex-'ii. Leon 
Conway, ex-'li, V. A. Hughes, ex-'ii, "Steve" 
Perry, ex-'i2, G. C. Duffy, Jr., ex-'i3, and H. D. 
Archer, ex-'l3. 



BOWDOIN MEN ENOAQED IN TEACHING 

It is very interesting to note the comparatively 
small number of Bowdoin men engaged in teaching. 
Out of approximately twenty-eight hundred living 
graduates, only between two and three hundred are 
engaged in teaching. The number of those who 
teach permanently is even smaller. The reason 
may be found in the fact that many men, after grad- 
uation, go into teaching as the quickest and surest 
way of earning money to send them through law or 
medical school. The following statistics, compiled 
at the college office, give the number of Bowdoin 
men at present actively engaged in teaching. 

Fifty-seven graduates of Bowdoin are teaching 
in the various colleges of the country. The list in- 
cludes one president, thirty-five professors, six 
assistant professors, twelve instructors, and three 
deans. One hundred and ninety-four men are 
engaged in teaching in schools, academies, and nor- 
mal schools. Among these are twenty-four super- 
intendents, sixty-six principals, sixteen sub-masters, 
seventy-five teachers, and eighteen in grammar and 
other grades. 

Maine leads in the number of men employed, 
with seventy-six, while Massachusetts is a close sec- 
ond with sixty-one. New York has eighteen, New 
Hampshire seventeen, Pennsylvania eleven, Con- 
necticut ten, and California six. Vermont, Wiscon- 
sin, Ohio, and New Jersey can each boast of four 



Bowdoin men among their teachers. Our graduates 
have even reached Porto Rico, there being three of 
them in the teaching profession on the island. Ore- 
gon, Montana, Utah, North Carohna, Rhode Island, 
Illinois, Iowa and even Alaska have two Bowdoin 
educators each within their boundaries, while Vir- 
ginia, Kentucky, Georgia, Canada, Washington, Ten- 
nessee, and Maryland have one each. 



TENTATIVE BASEBALL SCHEDULE 

Manager "Fred" Wiggin of the baseball team is 
rapidly arranging his schedule for next spring. As 
matters stand at present, there will be nineteen or 
twenty games on the list. The season will begin 
with the usual New York trip, on which at least five, 
and possibly six games, will be played. It is Man- 
ager Wiggin's intention to extend this trip more 
than is the usual custom, and to play Princeton, 
Seton Hall, Columbia University, Rutgers, West 
Point and Trinit}'. He plans to arrange games 
with Harvard, Brown, Rhode Island State College, 
Dartmouth, University of Vermont, and Tufts, be- 
sides the championship games with the Maine col- 
leges. If negotiations are successful, an innovation 
will be introduced commencement week by ending 
the season with a game with some strong Massa- 
chusetts team, such as Am'herst. 



AT THE LIBRARY 

By the kindness of Dr. William C. Mason of Ban- 
gor, the library has recently received two last century 
books from the private library of Dr. Rufus King 
Gushing, of the Class of 182 1. One is the well-worn 
copy of Walker's Dictionary which he bought 
in his Sophomore year and which told him to use 
the final k in music, fabric, etc. The second volume 
the records of The Social Fraternity established at 
Bowdoin College, April 21. 1819. Most of its mem- 
bers belonged to the Class of 1821, and the recorded 
meetings subsequent to the latter date were of the 
nature of class reunions. In undergraduate days, the 
society discussed such questions as : Does Climate In- 
fluence Genius? The latter was decided in the af- 
firmative. 



IFntercolleoiate Botes 



The most popular man in Minnesota will soon 
be decided by the votes of the "co-eds." 

Columbia outdistanced the previous records of all 
American universities this year by an enrollment of 
over eight thousand students. 

The course of lectures on Rugby Football being 
given this year at Leland Stanford University will 
count as one unit of credit toward an A.B. degree. 

In a report on scholarship at Leland Stanford it 
is interesting to note that the fraternity members 
had the less number of "warnings." Of the total 87 
men warned, 40 per cent, were fraternity men, and 
60 per cent, non-fraternity men. 

Continued on page 142, 2d column 



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Hluinni Bepavtment 

'83. — John E. Dinsmore, A.M., of the 
American Colony at Jerusalem, has contrib- 
uted to the Zeilschrift des Deutsden Palaes- 
tina-Vereins a valuable monograph on the 
Plants of Palestine. This has also been issued 
in separate form, making an octavo pamphlet 
of 122 pages. 

'97. — The current volume of the Transac- 
tions of the American Philological Associa- 
tion contains an article by Professor J. W. 
Hewitt on the "Necessity of Ritual Purifica- 
tion after Justifiable Homicide," a study in 
Greek archaeology. 

'97. — A. S. Harriman, superintendent and 
principal of the Middlebury, Vt., schools, was 
elected president of the Vermont State Teach- 
ers' Association, Oct. 20, at Montpelier. 

'01. — ^On Oct. 27, Edward S. Anthoine was 
unanimously elected Chairman of the Republi- 
can City Committee of Portland, Me. Mr. An- 
thoine is a young attorney, a brilliant speaker, 
and is regarded very highly hy those who 
know him. He has been two years on the city 
council. Mr. Anthoine, while in college, stood 
high in his studies, and his friends confidently 
expect him to show the same energy and op- 
timism in his new position as he displayed in 
his course here at Bowdoin. 

'05. — Frank E. Seavey, instructor in Eng- 
lish at Tufts, in collaboration with Earle and 
Savage, two other members of the English De- 
partment, has recently compiled a revised and 
enlarged edition of his book, "Sentences and 
Their Elements." This book is published by 
the MacMillan Company, and is designed for 
the use of Freshman classes in college. 

'08. — Roy L. Kinney is now located in San 
Diego, Cal, with the Squires Employment 
Agency, having recently moved to San Diego 
from Imperial Valley, Cal. 

•08. — Philip H. Timberlake is now in the 
United States Bureau of Entomology, and is 
located at Whittier, California, where he is 
doing special research work concerning pests 
peculiar to the fruit orchards of the West. 
Upon being graduated from Bowdoin, Mr. 
Timberlake entered Harvard. While there, he 
worked under the Massachusetts Bureau of 
Entomology upon the gypsy moth. The State 
Bureau was taken over by the government in 
1910, and Mr. Timberlake was promoted to 



the government bureau. He was transferred 
to Michigan that year for a few months and 
then in September, 1910, was promoted to his 
present work in California. Mr. Timberlake 
is one of the most valuable young men in the 
bureau and is advancing rapidly in his work. 
The following Bowdoin men are in Yale : 
Thomas Otis, '10, in the Law School; Eaton, 
'10, in the Forestry School; and C. L. Deming, 
'10, in the Medical School. 



INTERCOLLEGIATE NOTES 

The entire Senior Class of the Enginering School 
of Purdue has signed an agreement to raise mous- 
taches. 

There are four "co-eds" in the Law Department 
of Wisconsin University, and one in the Engineering 
Department. 

Wisconsin is trying the system of upperclass ad- 
visers for Freshmen. One 'hundred and thirty men 
have each agreed to call on at least five or six 
Freshmen and try to act as elder brothers. 

A course in logging is one of the innovations this 
year at the University of Washington. This course 
is designed for young men wishing to take up lum- 
bering as a profession, and teaches that knowledge 
of mechanical engineering required in laying out log- 
ging roads and installing logging outfits generally. 

Hereafter any upperclassman at Johns Hopkins 
who indulges in even the mildest form of hazing is 
to be expelled. 

Captains of five other sports are on Yale's foot- 
ball squad, the crew captain being the only captain 
not out for the eleven. 

At the University of Kansas, those trying out for 
football must take a written quiz on the first ten 
rules of the game. 

Forty foreign students representing twelve coun- 
tries, are registered at Syracuse. Eleven come from 
China, six from Porto Rico, three each from Cuba 
and Russia, and one from Palestine. 

Cornell is to be the model for a large new uni- 
versity in Perth, the capital of Western Australia. 

The trustees of Dartmouth College have decided 
that no steps shall be taken to limit the growth of 
the college, and that instead increase in the enroll- 
ment should be encouraged. 

Lecture courses in Rugby Football, the collegiate 
game at Leland Stanford University, have been in- 
stituted bv the faculty. 

The "co-eds" of the University of Wisconsin have 
just formed a student council. 



Medical School o! Maine 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE 

Addison S. Thayer, Dean 

10 Deering Street, Portland, Maine 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XLI 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, NOVEMBER 24, 1911 



NO. 18 



BOWDOIN DEFEATS BATES IN CROSS COUNTRY 
RACE 

On Tuesday afternoon was held the Bow- 
doin-Bates cross-country race which had been 
postponed from last Saturday. It was a de- 
cisive victory for the Bowdoin team. The 
start was made at the Beta Theta Pi House as 
Bates desired a 4^ mile course, and the finish 
was at Whittier Field with one lap around the 
track. The start was at 3.38 and the time of 
the race was 24 minutes and 56 seconds. The 
Bowdoin team was composed of Capt. Harry 
H. Hall, '13, Timberlake, '12, Auten, '12, Has- 
kell, '13, and Tarbox, '14. 

The men entered the field and finished the 
race in the same order : Hall of Bowdoin, 
Deering of Bates, Tarbox of Bowdoin, Par- 
ker of Bates, Haskell of Bowdoin, Auten of 
Bowdoin, Sawyer of Bates, Timberlake of 
Bowdoin, Houston of Bates, and Ellis of 
Bates. 

Hall led by a big margin and the rest were 
well bunched as far as the standpipe, except 
Sawyer, who had to walk up Standpipe Hill. 
Timberlake got winded going up the Hill, and 
from there to the golf club-house lost two 
places. The men went past the half way mark 
in the following order : Hall, Tarbox, Deering, 
Haskell, Parker, Timberlake, Auten, Houston, 
Ellis, and Sawyer. On the way back, a 
freight train blocked the path of the runners. 
Timberlake, Houston, Sawyer, and Ellis were 
forced to wait till the track was clear but the 
others climbed the train. Hall finished about 
30 yards ahead of the field and had finished 
when the sixth man entered the field. In the 
last hundred yards there was a pretty race be- 
tween Savi'yer and Timberlake, who, by a 
spring made up the ten-yard lead possessed by 
Sawyer and passed him, but Sawyer finished 
by a strong sprint beating Timberlake by a 
few feet. This was the only individual race 
of the meet. One of the most promising points 
of the meet from the Bowdoin viewpoint was 
the work of Tarbox, '14, who finished third. 

The starter was Burton C. Morrill. The 
judges at finish were Dr. Manton Copeland, 
A. C. Adams of Bates, E. G. Fifield, Robert 



D. Cole, '12, Wm. A. MacCormick, '12. The 
timers were Dr. F. W. Whittier and L. G. La- 
throp of Bates. 



SUMMARY OF THE FOOTBALL SEASON 

At the beginning of the season Bowdoin 
had an outlook which was anything but 
cheerful; many of the stars of the- pre- 
vious year had graduated, or for various 
reasons had not returned to college. The re- 
sult of the early season games, all of which 
were unsuccessful, hardly served to raise the 
hopes of the supporters of the "White," and 
up to the day of the Colby game nobody 
really knew what kind of team Bowdoin was 
represented by. But the large band of Bow- 
doin rooters and "grads," came away from 
that hard-fought drawn battle in Waterville, 
with the confidence that again we were repre- 
sented by a hard-playing, snappy team, which 
could well uphold the name of old Bowdoin 
in the remaining games of the State series. 

Then followed the game with Bates, with 
its spectacular scoring, and the final game 
with Maine before the immense crowd on 
Whittier Field, where we went down fighting 
hard before Maine's well planned attack. 
Championships are good things, nice things to 
cherish in one's memory, but the sons of Bow- 
doin have learned that the only real thing that 
counts, is to have a hard-fighting, clean-play- 
ing team, and so we do honor to the gridiron 
heroes of the season of 191 1, with the same 
enthusiasm, and spirit, as if they had again 
brought home to the "Pines" the State cham- 
pionship. 

On paper Bowdoin started the Maine 
series with the weakest team of the four, but 
thus heralded as the prime contender for the 
cellar championship, with a list of defeats in 
the early season contests, with a new backfield 
and inexperienced quarterbacks, this same 
team at the end of the season was playing with 
the University of Maine for the State cham- 
pionship with no odds on Maine. 

Owing to unfortunate circumstances, two 
out-of-State games were cancelled, and the big 
game in Portland could not be played. The 
games with Brown and Dartmouth were held 



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too early in the season to give Bowdoin time 
to develop an offense and the heavier oppo- 
nents piled up rather large scores. 
The complete schedule is as follows : 

Sept. 30 — Bowdoin, 14; Ft. McKinley, o. 
Oct. 4 — Bowdoin, o ; Dartmouth, 23. 
Oct. 14 — Bowdoin, o; Brown, 33. 
Oct. 28 — Bowdoin, o ; Colby, o. 
Nov. 4 — Bowdoin, 1 1 ; Bates, o. 
Nov. II — Bowdoin, o; Maine, 15. 

The three games of the Maine series, in 
which Bowdoin contested, were all of a high 
class. to witness.- The final game with Maine 
was a great exhibition of hard playing and 
sportsmanship. The captain of the Maine 
team said after the game "It was the cleanest 
game I ever saw between Maine and Bowdoin. 
I have the greatest respect for the members of 
the Bowdoin team. Never in my football ex- 
perience have I played against a cleaner lot of 
gentlemen." 

The line-up of the team was changed from 
week to week during the season on account of 
injuries, but during the Maine game the best 
line-up was presented. 

Capt. "Jack" Hurley, three years owner of 
the position of Bowdoin's right end, was back 
in his old place this Fall. "Jack" made an 
ideal leader for the team. He graduates this 
year and it is a great less to the team as well as 
the college that he has donned the moleskins 
for the last time. Two years a member of 
the All Maine team, his reputation as a foot- 
ball hero will live in Bowdoin fcr many a day. 

The position of right tackle was an uncer- 
tain one all year. Lewis, '15, was seen in the 
position at the end of the season and by his 
strong defensive work and ability as a punter, 
gave promise that he will develop into a star 
lineman with another year's experience. Henry 
Hall, '14, played a part of the season and 
showed up as a shifty tackle with plenty of 
speed. Weeks also played this position during 
parts of the games. This last named man is 
to graduate this June, and is one of the grid- 
iron heroes that has not received the official 
recognition of the college by being awarded 
his letter, but is known by the members of the 
squad for his faithfulness, and willingness to 
work at any position. Such men as this 
make the coach's work easier and help to make 
championship teams. It was unfortunate that 
Weeks was out of the game with an injury for 
a large part of the season. 



"Brose" Burns filled the position of right 
guard and played the same strong, aggressive 
game that he has been noted for in the past 
two years in which he has represented the 
White in this capacity. 

At centre Douglas, a second team man for 
two years, took care of the passes. There was 
never a harder and fiercer player donned a 
Bowdoin uniform than this lanky, shock- 
haired youth. With more weight Douglas 
would be an invincible lineman, and it is his 
lack of beef that keeps him on the injured list 
so much. As an understudy chunky Bill Mc- 
Mahon ended a number of games in the place 
of the peppery regular centre, and whether 
passes were behind his own goal line or not 
he was as steady as a clock and always in the 
game. 

At left guard Leo Pratt was seen after a 
year's absence and finished the centre trio 
which presented a stonewall defense to the op- 
ponents in all except the last game. Simpson 
was also seen in this position and played the 
best game of his life in the final game with 
Maine. Simpson also graduates this year and 
will be a distinct loss. With another year's ex- 
perience he would have developed into a pow- 
erful guard with his 220 pounds and speed. 

"Duff" Wood, a Junior and tackle for two 
years, played the next position in the line. 
This man was one of Bowdoin's best ground 
gainers during the season and on defense was 
in every play. He has earned for himself the 
honor of an undisputed berth on the all- 
Maine team at tackle. 

"Stan" Hinch, the speedy Junior, played 
left end and improved steadily during the 
season, being one of the strongest men on the 
team during the Maine game. Page also held 
down the left wing and played a steady game. 

"Stan" Dole and "Chuck" Crosby alter- 
nated at quarter during the whole season and, 
although neither had had any previous expe- 
rience in that position, they worked hard and 
showed an excellent fighting spirit. Both are 
Juniors and will come back next year with 
added experience, and guarantee good mate- 
rial for the pivotal position. 

The halfback positions were well cared for 
by three men this Fall. Faulkner, "the Fresh- 
man find" was the fastest man on the team 
on offense, and on defense put up a wonderful 
exhibition in the Maine State games. He did 
the large share of the punting for the team and 



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should be ranked second to none in the State 
in this department. 

Bob Weatherill, '14, who made his reputa- 
tion last year as a speedy back, was better than 
ever this Fall. Time and again, in every 
game he played he brought the stands to their 
feet by his hard, driving, reckless tackles. 

LaCasce, also '14, alternated at halfback 
and end. "Casey" was a valuable man for 
the team on account of his versatility and on 
defense played a fine game throughout the 
season. With more experience he will develop 
into a great "back." 

Last, but by no means least, was "Farmer" 
Kern at fullback. The idol of the football fans 
of Maine, the pride of Portland, and Bow- 
doin's sensational ground gainer, what more 
needs be said, when we state that he was bet- 
ter than ever this year. "Farmer" is a Senior 
but may return to the Medical school next fall. 
We only hope we have the pleasure of seeing 
him again in uniform, dodging through a 
broken field, or stopping the whole attack oi 
an opposing team. 

A number of others there are, who played 
in some of the earlier games and deserve credit 
for their loyalty and hard work, which space 
does not permit us to bestow individually. 

Frank Bergin as coach was entirely suc- 
cessful and has the College behind him. It is 
to be hoped he can be secured for another year. 
Trainer Nickerson worked long and late over 
the black and blue spots and, incidentally, im- 
bued a little of the old Bowdoin fighting spirit 
into his charges. 

The managing end of the season was well 
taken care of by Robert P. King, '12. The dis- 
satisfaction expressed by some at the cancel- 
ling of two important games and the lack of 
reserved seats for the Maine game, was un- 
justly laid at the feet of Manager King, but he 
was entirely blameless in these circumstances. 
Financially, he has made an enviable record, 
and leaves things in good shape for Lawrence 
W. Smith, '13, who was assistant manager this 
Fall and takes up the position of managership 
next year. 

The captain for the team for 1912 has not 
been elected yet, but there have been one or 
two good men suggested, either one of whom 
would make an excellent leader. 



AN OPEN LETTER 

To the Undergraduates, Alumni, and Faculty of 

Bowdoin College 

I am sorry to find in the Orient of recent 
date an editorial upon the unsatisfactory finan- 
cial condition of the Quill. This appears to be 
a more or less chronic condition, for which a 
permanent remedy should be sought. 

As a remedy I suggest the elimination of 
the present competition between the Orient 
and the Quill, which, though probably uncon- 
scious, is none the less real. This competition 
is of two sorts ; first, for suitable editors (I un- 
derstand that no one can hold positions on the 
boards of both papers) ; second, for advertis- 
ing, without which no periodical, however 
large its subscription list, can be really profit- 
able. 

Is it not unreasonable to keep the member- 
ship of the two boards distinct ? What would 
be said if a man were kept ofif the baseball 
team because he was already on the football 
team? And though to some it may appear 
strange, there are men who enjoy undergrad- 
uate journalism enough to work on two pa- 
pers. At least, this used to be true, for class- 
mates of mine, until forbidden by rule, were 
on both the Orient and the Quill. 

As to advertising: Of course, there always 
will be difficulty in getting merchants to pay 
for space in each of two papers when the cir- 
culation of one duplicates to an extent the cir- 
culation of the other. And, at present, the mer- 
chant's choice of the two is likely to be the 
Orient — this being the better established pa- 
per, larger in size, more frequently published, 
and more widely circulated. 

Now the mistake in the present business 
arrangement of Bowdoin's papers is that each 
manager is allowed to regard his paper aS his 
personal property; that is, he is allowed to 
pocket the profits. But, in fairness to his suc- 
cessors, why should he? The prestige of the 
paper is not his. It is the prestige of the col- 
lege. The man may hustle for advertising, 
but how much would his hustling get him if 
the college were not back of his paper? And 
why should the manager of the college paper 
pocket his profits any more than the manager 
of the football team? 

As a more business-like and permanent ar- 
rangement, I suggest the establishment of a 
Bowdoin Publishing-Association, whose direc- 
tors shall be elected from undergraduates. 

Continued on page 147 



146 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



THE BOWDOIN ORIENT 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



WILLIAM A. MacCORMICK, 1912, Editor-in-Chief 
DOUGLAS H. McMURTRIE, 1913 Managing Editor 
HAROLD P. VANNAH, 1912 Alumni Editor 

Associate Editors 
w. r. spinney, 1912 r. d. leigh. 1914 

L. E. JONES. 1913 D. K. MERRILL. 1914 

V. R. LEAVITT. 1913 K. A.ROBINSON, 1914 

F. D. WISH. Jr.. 1913 R. E. SIMPSON. 1914 



H. C. L. ASHEY, 1912 
H. B. W^ALKER, 1913 



Business Manager 
Asst. Business Manager 



Contributions are requested from all undergradu- 
ates alumni, and officers of instruction. No anony- 
mous manuscript can be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions should 
be addressed to the Business Manager. 

Subscriptions, $2.00 per year, in advance. Single 
copies, I cents 

Entered at Post-Office at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter 
Journal Printshop, Lewiston 



Vol. XL!. 



NOVEMBER 24, 1911 



That the system of athletic 
Are You Eligible? government at Bowdoin 

needs revision or regula- 
tion, is not questioned in the sHghtest degree 
by the student 'body. The rules which gov- 
ern eligibility to class teams are decidedly 
vague and fickle. During this fall men who 
have represented their classes in baseball and 
track have been declared ineligible for the 
annual football game. The reasons which 
now declare such men ineligible existed before 
and allowed men to participate in baseball and 
track. Why is it that football should come in 
for this special attention? As far as we can 
discover there are no permanent rules to pro- 
vide for eligibility in class games. Last spring 
at the eleventh hour it was necessary to make 
temporary rules governing competition, be- 
fore the Indoor Meet could be held. In some 
events men actually competed without know- 



ing which class they represented. Under the 
present lack of system a man can represent one 
class in baseball and another in football or 
else he can't represent any at all. Such vague- 
ness and uncertainty connected with the way 
in which class matches are held, does little to 
stimulate interest in the contests. Primarily, 
these interclass games of every description 
are carried on for the purpose of bringing out 
new material for the various college teams. 
If, then, the games are to amount to anything 
and if they mean anything to the general wel- 
fare of athletics here in Bowdoin, why not 
have them run in a definite and fair way ? 



That the loss of a cross 
A Good Season country race last fall did 

not kill the sport here, has 
been demonstrated in the good work done 
this season. From a squad of men who 
lacked experience in this work, a team was 
picked which brought credit to the college. 
With one more race than usual to run this year 
the ^ team did faithful and consistent work. 
The race with the University of Vermont 
which was a close victory for that institution, 
brought out the fighting powers of the team. 
In the next race of the season with Bates this 
fighting power became a winning factor and 
the White was victorious by a comfortable 
margin. Throughout the whole season each 
man trained faithfully and hard to give his 
best to the college. The results show the effect 
of the hard practice which the men have been 
through. Much credit is due them for the 
way in which they worked for the college and 
much is also due the undergraduates who 
backed them so well in both races. 



Special attention should be . 
The "Open Letter" given by the undergradu- 
ate body to the "open let- 
ter" which is printed in another column. The 
letter brings out many points for discussion, 
and, as on all subjects which vitally interest 
the students, the Orient will be glad to pub- 
lish any communications it receives. Al- 
though we do not at this time express our 
opinion of the proposed system, it is well for 
those interested to consider it. We are glad 
to recognize the interest which the alumni 
body takes in undergraduate problems and it 
challenges us as active members of the col- 
lege, to do our share in solving such problems. 



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An Open Letter 

Continued from page 145 

alumni, and faculty. I wish that all who are 
interested would consider this plan. I leave 
the details to be worked out after discussion. 
Three points, however, seem essential : ( i ) 
Allow the same undergraduates to serve on 
both papers if they can qualify; (2) make one 
man (with assistants as necessary) the busi- 
ness manager of both; (3) all money col- 
lected for subscriptions and for advertising 
should be turned into the treasury for the pay- 
ment of the joint publication expenses of the 
two papers ; balances should be handed on to 
the next manager. 

I hope no one will read out of this letter 
criticism of the Quill's business management, 
either past or present. Nothing of the sort is 
intended, for I think the Quill has always been 
handled as well as the circumstances of publi- 
cation would allow. What should be improved 
are the circumstances. The best expression of 
alumni interest will be help in inaugurating 
this improvement. 

Yours very truly, 

Hanson H. Webster, '99. 



MASQUE AND GOWN ORGANIZES 

The first meeting of the Masque and Gown was 
held Monday night. Arthur Welch, '12, was re- 
elected president and John E. Dunphy, '13, was 
elected manager. Jack Hurley, '12, was elected to 
the executive committee to serve with the president 
and manager. The position of assistant manager is 
to be competed for. Welch briefly outlined the his- 
tory of the club and told of the great interest evinced 
in the club by the faculty. The men out for positions 
then registered and the meeting adjourned. 



DRAMATIC RECITAL 

A large audience of townspeople and students at- 
tended the recital of "Lord Chumley" by Mr. Leland 
Powers under the auspices of the Saturday Club. 
The piece was highly dramatic and the speaker took 
the different parts in a very excellent manner. His 
impersonation was without costume of any sort and 
was the more remarkable for that fact. President 
Hyde introduced the reader. The outUne of the 
piece was as follows : 

The scene opens at Adam Butterworth's country 
home in England on the eve of his son's depart- 
ure to the Boer War. Lord Chumley declares his 
love for Eleanor, Adam's daughter, but is turned 
down. Lord Chumley then invokes the aid of Lieut. 
Hugh Butterworth, Eleanor's brother and a close 
friend of Chumley's. Monsieur Le Sage appears 
and has entangled Hugh in a blackmailing scheme. 



Hugh had been entrusted with a thousand pounds 
raised by his fellow ofiicers for the widow of a 
soldier. Le Sage had gotten Hugh intoxicated an 1 
had stolen iSoo. He has possession of the wido.v's 
receipt for the other i20O and threatens to betray 
Hugh unless he will influence his sister to marrv 
him, Le Sage. Hugh confides in Chumley. Chum- 
ley stints himself for six months while Hugh is in 
Africa to save up iSoo. On the day of Hugh's re- 
turn Chumley pays the widow the iSoo and gets a 
receipt for it. Meanwhile Le Sage has forced 
Eleanor to agree to marry him to save the family 
honor. At the celebration following Hugh's home- 
coming Lord Chumley proves Le Sage's villainy to 
Eleanor and clears Hugh. Le Sage is allowed to 
escape. Eleanor admits that she loves Chumley and 
so the tale ended. 



1911=1912 CATALOGUE ISSUED 

The latest number of the college catalogue, the 
first copies of which were received at the office this 
week, is larger and better in every way than any of 
the preceding issues. It is more explicit in every 
department, and careful attention is given to every 
detail. The section devoted to the Medical School 
has been revised and enlarged and also made more 
definite. The courses are described much more 
fully. The current number shows the total number 
of students in the academical department to be three 
hundred and thirty-three, five less than last year, 
while in the medical department there are eighty- 
three, a gain of sixteen over last year's registration. 
In all there are eleven more students this year in the 
institution than last. It is a rather unusual fact 
that the present Senior class is the largest class in 
college, numbering eighty-six. The Freshmen are 
next in order of size with eighty-one members, the 
Juniors next, seventy-seven in all, the Sophomores 
being the smallest class, numbering only seventy. It 
is significant, and speaks vifell for the standard of the 
college, that only sixteen men of the upper classes 
have Freshman standing, as compared with thirty- 
five of last year. 

The scholarships and prizes are dated for the first 
time. By the recent bequest of Joseph Edward Mer- 
rill, of the Class of 1854, $4,000 annually has been 
added to the amount distributed to students in the 
form of scholarships. At present the total amount 
devoted to scholarships and prizes in aid of merito- 
rious students of slender means is over $12,000 an- 
nually. It is noteworthy that the David Sewall 
Premium was established in 179S, before the college 
was opened to students. 

A new fund of $S,ooo has been added, the William 
A. Packard Library Fund. The income is to be used 
"preferably for the purchase of such books as illus- 
trate the Greek and Latin languages and literatures." 
The Hbrary now has 101,000 volumes, besides several 
thousand unbound pamphlets. 

The new issue is the first to officially recognize 
the Student Council. Heretofore only the Athletic 
Council has been in the catalogue. Another innova- 
tion is a section devoted to the Requirements for De- 
rgees and Degrees with Distinction. In this number 
is printed, also, a schedule of "exams" and an ex- 
haustive schedule of courses. The examinations are 



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simplified by having only one set of papers in each 
subject, instead of two, as there have been in some 
subjects formerly. 

The most interesting 'thing, however, is the new 
system of entrance examinations. This is treated 
very carefully, and explained very fully, in this issue. 
It goes into effect next June. Contrary to the gen- 
eral impression, the new system does not do away 
with entering on certificate. The Carnegie system of 
counting is employed — two points make a unit. In- 
stead of 29 points, as formerly, 14 1-2 units are re- 
quired. The following extract will explain the new 
system. 

"Under this plan of admission candidates will be 
required to present a record of their school work 
showing the subjects studied, the time devoted to 
them, and the quality of work done. Such a report, 
to be approved, must show that the work in second- 
ary schools has covered four years, that it has been 
mainly devoted to languages, mathematics, science 
and history, and that two of the subjects offered have 
been pursued beyond their elements. This record 
must be sent to the Dean of the College, before June 
I. If it is approved by the College, candidates will 
then be given, in each of four (4) subjects, an exam- 
ination adapated to show the range and quality of 
their attainment in the whole subject. 

"For the degree of A.B. the examinations shall 
be: English; Latin; and two of the following six: 
(except that Science may not be offered unless Math- 
ematics is offered with it) French, German, Greek, 
History, Mathematics, Science (Physics and Chem- 
istry), 
vj "For the degree of B.S. the examinations shall be : 
' Enghsh; Mathematics; and two of the following six: 
French, German, Greek, History, Latin, Science 
(Physics and Chemistry). 

"Both the school records and the results of the 
examinations will determine the acceptance or rejec- 
tion of the candidates. Those who are admitted will 
be received free from conditions, and those who are 
rejected will receive no credit for such examinations 
as they may have passed under this plan of admis- 
sion." 

In harmony with the other improvements is the 
addition of an index. The catalogue, which is ad- 
mirably done, was printed at the Record Press of this 
town. 



BOSTON ALUMNI GATHERINGS 

Every Saturday evening there is an informal 
Bowdoin gathering in some well-known Boston res- 
taurant. There are a large number of the gradu- 
ates of the past few classes located in Boston this 
winter who make it a point to meet at least once a 
week. The fellows meet at the Adams House about 
six o'clock and from there go to dinner. 

These weekly gatherings are looked forward to 
with much pleasure, for they afford an excellent op- 
nortunitv not only to maintain college friendships 
and college ties, but also to keep in touch with Bow- 
doin life and the activities at the college. Every 
Bowdoin man is cordially invited to join these gath- 
erings, especially any undergraduate who may be in 
the city. ^ . , r , 

Last Saturday evening Manager Smith of the 
1912 football team was present and told the fellows 



something of next year's football prospects. Last 
Saturday night the gathering included Hughes, '09; 
Crosby, '10; Williams, '10; Woodward, '10; Morss, 
'10; Tuttle, '10; Hamburger, '10; and Townsend, '10. 
The Boston alumni want every undergraduate 
who attends the Harvard-Yale game to-morrow to be 
sure to attend the Saturday night Bowdoin dinner, 
and a hearty welcome is assured. 



REPORT OF BASEBALL MANAGER, SEASON I9II 

Receipts 

Balance from 1910 Manager $1 80 

1910 Subscriptions ■ 150 50 

Loan from Athletic Council 125 00 

Princeton Guarantees 175 00 

St. John's College Guarantees SO 00 

Brown U. Guarantee 100 00 

Maine Central Gate 84 40 

Bates (exhibition) Gate 8 38 

Minstrel Show Receipts 162 So 

Dartmouth Guarantees 17=; 00 

U. of Vermont Uuarantees 150 00 

Tufts Guarantee 80 00 

Harvard Guarantee 125 00 

Maine Gate 174 75 

Colby Gate 127 00 

New Hampshire Gate 67 go 

Colbv Guarantee SO 00 

Maine Guarantee 7^ 00 

Tufts Gate 29342 

Bates Gate (Memorial Day) 171 85 

Ivy Game (Gate and Grandstand) 363 2S 

191 1 Subscriptions 326 00 

Total $3,036 75 

Disbursements 

1910 Bills '. $225 05 

The Book Shop 4 50 

Trip to secure coach 18 60 

New York Trip 390 34 

Maine Central Trip • ■ • 40 55 

Athletic SuppHes— J. Hassett 10 00 

Minstrel Show 190 05 

Bates Trip (exhibition) 15 10 

F. A. Brady, coaching 35 10 

Dartmouth and Vermont Trio 409 68 

Tufts and Harvard Trip 155 45 

Maine Guarantee 75 00 

10 Per cent. Maine Gate to Athl. Council... 17 47 

Colby Guarantee 50 00 

10 Per cent. Colby Gate 12 70 

Brook's Expenses 8 93 

Maine Map & Register Co 5 SO 

New Hampshire Guarantee SO 00 

10 Per ce'nt. New Hampshire Gate 6 79 

Colby Trip ■ 48 05 

Total $1-768 86 

Wm. Read— Athletic Supplies 25 17 

Maine Trip 62 90 

G. M. Wheeler 34 25 

Tufts Trip and Guarantee 213 24 

Bates Trip 36 20 

Bates Mgr., 1-2 Ivy Gate no iS 

10 Per cent. Ivy Gate to Athletic Council 25 70 



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Dr. Whittier — Grandstand io6 25 

Dr. Palmer — Services for Means & Smith .... 4 00 

F. H. Wilson — Services for Means & Smith. . 5 55 

Western Union Telegraph Co 15 49 

L. H. Colby — Room for Coach 18 00 

W. F. Goodwin — Police 5 00 

I. Stetson — Police Ivy Game 2 00 

R. Bridge — Board for Coach 30 25 

J. O'Brien — Umpire 39 00 

Coach, Salary & Expenses 343 50 

Incidentals 78 70 

Total $2,924 21 

Total Receipts $3,036 75 $3,036 75 

Total Expenditures 2,924 21 

Balance in Bank 112 54 

$1,036 75 3,036 75 

Outstanding Bills (Approximate) $450 00 $450 00 
Outstanding Subs. 1911 ..$95 00 
Balance in Bank 112 54 

$207 54 $207 54 

Balance Liability $242 46 

Respectfully submitted, 

Edward O. Leigh, Manager. 
June 19, 1911. 

I have examined the books and accounts of the 
Baseball Manager, and find the foregoing a correct 
summary therefrom, except that disbursements are 
not in all cases sufficiently vouched, and except that 
subscriptions, which a Manager cannot collect at the 
close of his season, ought not to be carried as an 
asset. 

B.\REETT Potter, Auditor. 

November 21, 19H. 



SUNDAY CHAPEL 



At Sunday Chapel President Hyde talked 
of what Christianity brought into the world. 
Ward Fowler .says that such prayer as is found 
in the Christian religion was strange to the 
ancients with their ceremonial religions. The 
prayer of the Hebrews, Greeks and Romans 
was very different from prayer in the Christian 
religion. The Hebrews prayed in a sort of 
bargaining way, a give and take ; the Romans 
prayed for the legal propriety of their acts ; the 
Greeks offered a prayer with ^ the aesthetic 
sense of proportion ; while the Christians pray 
with a full-surrendering faith in the divine 
will of God — it is a talk with God. Jesus 
taught a prayer to his disciples which is en- 
tirely different from that of the Hebrews, the 
Romans, and the Greeks. When the Lord's 
Prayer is contrasted with these, it is seen that 
a new force for love and good citizenship 
throughout the world came with Christianity. 



CALENDAR 

Saturday, November 25 
2.00 Fres'hman-Sophomore Football Game on the 
Delta. 

Sunday, November 26 
10.45 Morning Service in the Church on the Hill, 

conducted by Rev. J. H. Quint. 
5.00 Sunday chapel, conducted by President Hyde. 
Music by quartette. 

Monday, November 27 
7.00 Student Council Meeting, Deutscher Verein 
Room. 

Tuesday, November 28 
8.00 Saturday Club Vaudeville in Town Hall. 

Wednesday, November 29 
12.30 Thanksgiving Recess begins and continues 
until 8.20 A.M. Dec. 4. 



THANKSGIVING RECESS 



The Thanksgiving Recess begins on Wednesday 
noon, November 29th, at half-past twelve, and closes 
on Monday, December 4th, at 8.20 a.m. 

Absences from college recitations and chapel on 
Tuesday and Wednesday, November 28th and 29th, 
and on Monday and Tuesday, December 4th and 
5th, render students Uable to probation for a period 
of six weeks. 

Students Uving in towns in which there are no 
Sunday trains are allowed to return on the first train 
Monday morning by leaving their names at the 
Dean's office on Wednesday, November 29th. 

Leave of absence will be permitted in no other 
cases. 

Kenneth C. M. Sills, Dean. 



CollcQC Botes 



Lowell Foote, '12, was in New York last week. 

Thirty men turned out for the "Masque and 
Gown" Monday night. 

Prof. Johnson's last talk on the Art Building 
and its contents was given yesterday. 

Eddie Files, '08, finishes his work with the Port- 
land High football squad to-morrow. 

Prof. Sills was out of town over Saturday and 
Sunday. The Latin classes took adjourns, Saturday. 

President MacCormick of the Y. M. C. A. was 
in Boothbay Harbor over Sunday on Y.M. C. A. 
business. 

The number of members on the faculty is 73, the j 
academic faculty numbering 25 and the medicaL' 
faculty 53. 

Many of the students have wondered what the 
flags were in the Library tower. Prof. Alvord has 
established a surveying station there. 

On Saturday letters were sent out to all the 
alumni of the Medical School for subscriptions for 
the new dispensary to the built in Portland. 



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Matthews, '12, and Burns, '13, made a tour of the 
campus, Monday evening, presenting their comedy, 
"The Queen of the Barnyard." 

Cary, Bowdoin, '10, was the eighth man to finish 
in the recent Brown-Tech cross-country race, which 
Tech won. He was the fourth Tech man to finish. 

In the final round of the golf tournament for the 
cup offered by Professor Sills, Curtis Tuttle, '13, of 
Brunswick, defeated Louis Donahue, '14, of Port- 
land, 2 up. 

MacCormick, '12, represented the Bowdoin Chap- 
ter of Delta Upsilon Fraternity at the initiation ban- 
quet of the Colby Chapter, held at the Augusta 
House last Friday evening. 

Phillips, '09, together with E. P. Paulsen, a grad- 
uate of Wesleyan, has started an evening school for 
foreigners in Westbrook. Already nearly thirty-five 
men have enrolled in the classes. 

The Bowdoin Chapter of Kappa Sigma was rep- 
resented at the annual initiation of the Kappa Sigma 
Chapter of the University of Maine by Weston, '12, 
Leigh, '12, Riggs, '12, Hoit, '12, and Abbott, '13. 

The Sophomores and Freshmen have had two 
teams out for practice all this week in preparation 
for their game, Saturday. The Sophomores are 
weakened by the loss of "Lew" Brown, who is ineli- 
gible. 

All applications for Scholarships must be re- 
turned to the Treasurer's ofiice on or before De- 
cember first, and applications for Fellowships must 
be made to President Hyde in writing on or before 
the same date. 

A meeting of the Bowdoin Masque and Gown 
was held Monday evening in the Y. M. C. A. rooms 
for the purpose of electing officers and getting the 
signatures of those who are out for this year's cast. 
Arthur Welch was unanimously elected president, 
and John Dunphy manager. 

Dean Sills represented the college last Saturday 
at Augusta at the meeting of the Advisory Commit- 
tee on Relations between the Colleges and Public 
Schools of Maine. The meeting was held in the 
ofiice of Payson Smith, State Superintendent of 
Schools, and was attended by a representative of 
each of the four Maine colleges. President Hyde 
was elected chairman of the college section of the 
Maine Teachers' Association which meets in Port- 
land next Fall. 

A recent article published by President Hyde and 
reprinted in a number of college and University 
papers throughout the country, entitled "The College 
and the Student," in the form of a catechism, is of 
esoecial interest to Bowdoin students in its many 
allusions to our College and its policy with respect 
to new students and its organization. The interest 
shown in the article by the readers of the University 
of Washington Daily has caused their editors to 
publish a series of extracts from President Hyde's 
writings on College life. 

No official all-Maine team is ever chosen, but the 
Lewiston Journal, considered to have the most im- 
partial and up-to-date sporting department in the 
State, publishes a team selected from the choices 
of the captains and coaches of the four State colleges. 
We copy herewith this tentative aggregation with a 



few slight changes. These changes are the addition 
of alternate players for a few positions which the 
frequency of their appearance in other all-Maine 
teams for the year warranted. 

L.e., Danahy, Bates. 

L.t., Wood, Bowdoin. 

L.g., Gulliver, Maine-Soule, Colby. 

C, Cole, Bates-Baker, Maine. 

R.g., Sawyer, Maine. 

R.t., Bigelow, Maine. 

R.e., Hurley, Bowdoin. 

Q.b., Cleaves, Maine. 

L.h.b., Parker, Maine-Good, Colby. 

R.h.b.. Frazer, Colby-Kern, Bowdoin. 

F.b., Shepard, Maine. 



Hluntni department 



'98. — William W. Lawrence, Professor of 
English at Columbia, has just published 
through the Columbia University Press the 
lectures which he delivered last year at Cooper 
Union. The title of the collection is "Social 
Ideas in Mediseval Story." 

'06. — Rev. Oscar W. Peterson has accepted 
a call to the pastorate of the Congregational 
Church at Bristol, Vt. 

'07. — On Tuesday evening, October 31, 
Miss Helen Lancaster Eaton and Felix Arnold 
Burton were married at the home of the 
bride's .parents on Federal Street. Harold 
Hitz Burton, '09, brother of the groom, was 
best man. While in college Mr. Burton was 
prominent in Christian Association work, was 
artist of the class Bugle and a member of the 
D. K. E. fraternity. The couple will reside in 
Helena, where Mr. Burton is employed in his 
professional capacity of architect. 

'09. — In the recent list of Bowdoin men at 
^ale the name of Robert G. Stubbs of the For- 
estry Department, was inadvertently omitted. 

'09. — Rev. Charles L. Stevens has received 
a call to be pastor of the First Congregational 
Church at Chicopee, Mass. 

Medical School of Maine 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE 

Addison S. Thayer, Dean 

10 Deering Street, Portland, Maine 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XLI 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, DECEMBER 8, 1911 



NO. 19 



19IS WINS FOOTBALL GAME 

In the closest and most interesting class 
football game seen at Bowdoin for several 
years, the Freshmen defeated the Sophomores 
Saturday afternoon, Novemher 25th, by the 
score of 3-0. The Sophomores outweighed 
their opponents but were defeated by the punt- 
ing of Floyd, the Freshman left tackle, and 
by the Freshmen's following of the ball. The 
Sophomores outrushed the Freshmen steadily 
' during the first period, but in the second period 
the Freshmen came back strong. Securing the 
ball on their opponents' 25-yard line, they tried 
a goal from the field. This failed but the 
Freshmen recovered the ball. Then Mannix, 
the Freshman quarterback, made a beautiful 
drop-kick which went squarely between the 
goal posts, and the score was 3-0 in favor of 
1915. 

During the next two periods, the Sopho- 
mores fought gamely to overcome this lead. In 
the last quarter, they rushed the ball down to 
their opponents' 12-yard fine. This was their 
opportunity to make a touchdown, but Merrill, 
the Sophomore quarterback, thinking there 
was was only one minute more to play, tried a 
drop-kick, which failed. The game ended 
with the ball in Freshman territory. The game 
was witnessed by a large crowd of students 
and townspeople. It was played under almost 
ideal conditions, the Delta being free from 
snow for the first time during the class games 
of recent years. 

Arthur Merrill captained the Sophomore 
team and Harry Cross the Freshmen. Both 
captains played a strong game,Merrill running 
back punts well and Cross being one of the 
strongest of his team on both offense and de- 
fense. Cooley, the Sophomore left half,-gained 
more ground than any man on either team. 
Floyd, who never played football until he en- 
tered college this fall, showed great ability as 
a punter, repeatedly outpunting his rival, Mer- 
rill. 

The line-up was as follows : 
Freshmen oufhomoees 

Smith, l.e I.e., Russell 

Floyd, It l.t, O. P. Badger 

Moulton, Badger, l.g I.g., E. S. Thompson 

Thompson, Eastman, c c, Payson 



Coffin, McKinnon, Evans, r.g r.g., Marr, Eaton 

Austin, Evans, Koughan, Stowell, r.t r.t., Hall 

Houghton, West, MacCorraick, Coxe, r.e. 

r.e., Tuttle 

Mannix, Roberts, q.b q.b., Merrill 

Cross, l.h.b... l.h.b., Cooley 

Somers, Dunton, r.h.b r.h.b., Hubbard 

Stone, f.b f .b., C. A. Brown 

Score — Freshmen 3, Sophomores o. Goal from 
field — Mannix. Referee — F. A. Smith, '12. Umpire 
— ''Farmer" Kern. Field Judge — "Brosie" Burns. 
Head Linesman — Trainer Nickerson. Assistant 
Linesmen — Barton, '14, and Fields, '15. Tuners^ 
Simpson, '12, and Douglas, '13. Time — four 10- 
minute periods. 



GYMNASIUM WORK BEGINS 

Gymnasium, track ,baseball, and fencing 
commenced last Monday for the winter. 

For track work 49 men reported, and for 
the present, at least, will be under the super- 
vision of Captain Robert D. Cole, '12, of Ar- 
lington Heights, Mass. This is a much larger 
number than usual. Of the men, 12 were Sen- 
iors, 17 Juniors, 9 Sophomores, and 12 Fresh- 
men. 

For baseball there are 32 candidates, who 
will practice in the cage in charge of Captain 
Leland G. Means, '12, of Orleans, Nebraska. 
Ten of the men are Freshmen. 

Edward L. Morss, '12, of Boston, Mass., 
will have charge of the Freshmen who are tak- 
ing the regular gymnasium course. The 
Sophomore squad will be looked after by 
Seward J. Marsh, '12, of Farmington, Me.; 
Carle O. Warren, '12, of Gorham, Me., 
Edward W. Torrey of Peabody, Mass., will 
supervise Junior drill, and Allan Woodcock 
of Bangor, will take charge of the Seniors. 



FENCING SQUAD STARTS PRACTICE 

The fencing squad started practice this 
week with 13 men out. The outlook for a 
team is good since several of the men have 
had a year's experience. They are by no 
means experts at the game and will require a 
lot of practice before they meet out of state 
teams. The men out are S. T. Pike, '13, man- 
ager; W. J. Greenleaf, '12; H. A. Briggs, '12; 
PL M. Shea, '14; F. W. McCargo, '14; W. S. 



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Greene, '13; Allan Woodccck, '12; William 
Holt, '12; M. B. Auten, '12; E. W. Torrey, 
'12; D. E. Gardner, '13; J. E. Dunphy, '13; 
C. O. Warren, '12. 



MUSICAL CLUBS CHOSEN 

The members of the musical clubs are to be 
chosen this week. The glee club will be picked 
from the following men : 

Stephen W. Hughes, John H. Joy, Everett 
P. Walton, Joseph H. Newell, Seward J. 
Marsh, Arthur D. Welch, Kenneth Churchill, 
Harold C. L. Ashey, Carl D. Skillin, 1912; 
Merton W. Greene, Lawrence W. Smith, W. 
Fletcher Twombly, Charles B. Haskell, Willis 



1913; Reginald O. Ccnant, Horace A. Barton, 
Clarence H. Tapley, 1914; George C. Thomp- 
son, Robert M. Dunton, Albion K. Eaton, 
1915: and George F. Cressey, 1912, leader. 

The glee club lost but four men by gradua- 
tion. The club holds rehearsals twice a week, 
with Professor E. H. Wass of Augusta, as 
coach. 

Manager Ashey has arranged the follow- 
ing provisional schedule. Not all the dates 
have been definitely settled, but will probably 
be as follows : 

Week of February 26, Maine trip, Bangor, 
Oldtown, Bar Harbor, Camden, Rockland. 

Week of March 25, Massachusetts trip, 
Saco, Exeter, Reading, Wellesley, Boston 
(Steinert Hall). 




George F. Cressey. 1912. Leader of MaiiaoKn Club 

E. Dodge, Clifton O. Page, Robert W. Belk- 
nap, 1913; Wallace E. Mason, Jr., John L. 
Barbour, Charles H. Bickford, Lewis T. 
Brown, Percy D. Mitchell, 1914; Francis P. 
McKenney, Jacob F. Weintz, George A. Mac- 
Williams, Philip L. Card, Harry G. Cross, 
Samuel West, 1915, and George A. Tibbetts, 
1912, leader. 

The mandolin club will be chosen from this 
list: 

Kenneth Churchill, Walter H. Greenleaf, 
Lendell D. Lincoln, Robert p. King, Jesse H. 
McKenney, George H. Nichols, 1912; George 
L. Skolfield, Jr., Paul C. Savage, Harold D. 
Gilbert, Lawrence A. Crosby, Benjamin D. 
Holt, Walter F. Eberhardt, Charles B. Haskell, 




Ge 



A. Tibtetts. 1912. Leader o£ Glee Club 



Beside these, there will be also concerts in 
Portland, Bath, and Richmond, and a joint 
concert with Bates at Lewiston. 



STUDENT COUNCIL MEETING 

At a recent meeting of the Student Coun- 
cil in the Deutscher Verein room it was voted 
that Manager Ashey be allowed to circulate a 
paper for the benefit of the musical clubs. 

A discussion was held concerning the 
holding of a college smoker. 'No definite date 
was set, but the affair will probably be held 
in January. 

According to the rules laid down by the 
Council, Freshman caps shall be worn from 



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the time college opens until the Thanksgiving 
recess, and again from the Easter vacation un- 
til college closes in June. 

The form of "blanket-tax" which the 
Council presented in rough draft was op- 
posed by the faculty. A new form is now un- 
der consideration and will be presented at an 
early date to the student body. 

1913 ELECTS OFFICERS 

The Junior Class held their elections Thurs- 
day, November 23rd, and elected the following 
officers : 

President, Laurence A. Crosby of Ban- 
gor. 

Vice-President, Paul Ploward Douglas of 
Newport. 

Secretary, John E. Dunphy of Portland. 

Treasurer, John A. Slocum of Albany, N. 
Y. 

Orator, Merton W. Greene of Madison. 

Marshal, Lawrence W. Smith of Portland. 

Chaplain, Cedric R. Crowell of Richmond 
Hill, N. Y. 

Poet, Edward O. Baker of North Adams, 
Mass. 

The Ivy Committee consists of: 

Leon E. Jones of Winthrop, Mass., Chair- 
man. 

Clifton O. Page of Bath. 

Paul C. Savage of Bangor. 

Robert W. Belknap of Damariscotta. 

Stanley F. Dole of Portland. 

The Junior Assembly Committee consists 
of: 

WHliam F. Twombly of Reading, Mass., 
Chairman. 

Kendrick Burns of Saco. 

George L. Skolfield, Jr., of Brunswick. 

Frederick S. Wiggin of Saco. 

Theodore E. Emery of Randolph. 



PRESS CLUB ORGANIZES 

At a meeting of the Press Club Monday 
evening, William R. Spinney, '12, Wilmot C. 
Lippincott, '13, and Douglas H. McMurtrie, 
' 1 3, were elected to membership. The officers for 
the year are Fred D. Wish, Jr., '13, President; 
James A. Norton, '13, Vice-President; Lau- 
rence A. Crosby, '13, Secretary and Treas- 
urer. The other members of the club are : T. 
H. Riley, Jr., '03; Allan Woodcock, '12; Ed- 
win C. Burleigh, '13; Dana K. Merrill, '14; 
Stewart P. Morrill, '15. The newspapers rep- 



resented are the Bangor Daily News, Bangor 
Daily Commercial, Portland Eastern Argus, 
Portland Express- Advertiser, Portland Sun- 
day Telegram, Kennebec Journal, New York 
Post, New York Sun, Springfield Republican, 
Intercollegiate, and the Orient. 



THE IBIS 

The first business meeting of the Ibis was 
held at the Delta Kappa Epsilon house, No- 
vember 2d. Charles F. Adams, '12, was ini- 
tiated into the club. 

During the coming year the Ibis plans to 
hold closed meetings every month and to have 
one or two open meetings at which the mem- 
bers of the college will have opportunity to 
hear talks by some of the leading men of the 
country. 

The club continues its previous offer of 
twenty dollars as a prize for the best college 
song written by an undergraduate. The 
song may have original music or be written to 
some known air. The competition is open 
to all members of the student body. Any 
one submitting a song may leave it with 
Bradford, '12, at the Delta Kappa Epsilon 
house or with any other member of the Ibis. 



ZETA PSl DANCE 

A formal dance was held at the house of 
Lambda Chapter of Zeta Psi on College 
Street, Tuesday evening, Nov. 28th. The 
College Orchestra played for the party, which 
enjoyed an order of twenty dances. The 
rooms were beautifully adorned with pillows 
and banners. The patronesses were Mrs. Wil- 
liam E. Lunt, Mrs. Chas. W. Hayes, of Fox- 
croft, Mrs. Chas. C. Bickford, of Portland; 
and Miss Hannah R. Page, of Skowhegan. 
The committee in charge consisted of Richard 
E. Simpson, '14, Reginald A. Monroe, '14, 
and Omar P. Badger, '14. 

Among the guests were Misses Marguer- 
ite Burr, Gladys Burr, Helen Thompson, Ada 
Sawyer, Florence Home, of Portland; Misses 
Harriette Henderson, Katherine Leydon, of 
Bath; Miss Mary Holton, of Bootbbay Har- 
bor; Misses Gertrude Emery, Mary Emery, 
Charlotte Colby, of Skowhegan; Misses Helen 
Fiske, Alfretta Graves, of Brunswick; Miss 
Mary Wright, of Wiscasset; Miss Etliel Lib- 
by, of Augusta; Miss Edith Klein, of Buck- 
field ; Miss Christine Whittemore, of Liver- 
more Falls, and Dr. Copeland. 



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THE BOWDOIN ORIENT 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



WILLIAM A. MacCORMICK, igi2, Editor-in-Chief 
DOUGLAS H. McMURTRIE, 1913 Managing Editor 
HAROLD P. VANNAH, 1912 Alumni Editor 

ASSOCIATE Editors 

W. R. SPINNEY, 1912 R. D. LEIGH, 1914 

L. E. JONES. 1913 D. K. MERRILL. 1914 

V. R. LEAVITT, 1913 K. A. ROBINSON, 1914 

F. D. WISH, Jr.. 1913 R. E. SIMPSON. 1914 



H. C. L. ASHEY, 1912 
H. B. WALKER, 1913 



Business Manager 
Asst. Business Manager 



Contributions are requested from all undergradu- 
a*es alumni, and officers of instruction. No anony- 
mous manuscript can be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions should 
be addressed to the Business Manager. 

Subscriptions, $2.00 per year, in advance. Single 
copies, 10 cents 

Entered at Post-Office at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter 
Journal Printshop, Lewiston 



Vol. XLI. 



DECEMBER 8, 1911 



• A few weeks ago we went 
As Others See Us as far as to say what the 
chance visitor might think 
of the morning chapel services at Bowdoin. 
Since then we have discovered that the proba- 
ble has become the actual. In a recent issue 
of the Nezv York Ez'\.*uing Post in which a 
Dean of one of our leading universities writes 
on "Manners in College," appeared the follow- 
ing statement: "I was at still another New 
England college, not long ago, and in com- 
pany with the representatives of a dozen otlier 
"f colleges, I went to the chapel service. One 
would think that the students would have real- 
ized that they were, so to speak, on exhibition ; 
but not they. They shuffled and yawned and 
talked. Really the hest-behaved of the lot 
seemed to be the ones engaged in preparing 
their lessons for the coming hour." Although 
no name is mentioned good authority has it 
that "the coat fits" Bowdoin men. Such a 
presentation of facts coming directly home to 
us ought at least to make us realize our re- 



sponsibility as college men. We spend much 
time in advocating and encouraging "fair 
play" and "squareness" in all athletic activ- 
ities. Why shouldn't this same spirit of gen- 
tlemanliness be carried into the class-rooin 
and all college exercises where it is supposed 
to exist ? Evidently we are failing to put into 
practice in all our relations here what we 
would have our representatives do on the foot- 
ball, baseball or track field. No college man 
can fail to realize his responsibility to himself 
and to those around him in his daily dealings. 
Only when this sense of responsibility is de- 
veloped, however, can we realize the definite 
educational value of good manners in our col- 
lege life. 



Now that the football 
A Song season with all its de- 

mands is a thing of the 
past we hear the call, "In times of peace, pre- 
pare for war." One of the most crying needs 
at the present time is an addition to our list ot 
college songs. During the past football season 
the lack of songs was a very conspicuous feat- 
ure. All efforts, however, to remove this un- 
desirable feature in the past years have been 
in vain. Speakers, alumni, editors, and 
friends have urged men to show their devotion 
to the college by writing a song to her name. 
These entreaties have produced only a few 
feeble efforts and we are still without any new 
songs. To present the problem more forcibly 
to the student body the members of the Ibis, 
over a year ago, offered a prize of twenty dol- 
lars for the best college song which should be 
handed in to its committee. As yet that prize 
has not been won and more important still, 
Bowdoin has not got a new college song. To 
keep the songs which we now have "alive" it 
is essential that we have others to support 
them. The competition which the Ibis en- 
courages through its prize is open to all un- 
dergraduates and we sincerely hope that no 
undergraduate has so little loyalty in him that 
he can't at least try to honor Bowdoin with a 
new song. 

LECTURE BY EDITOR OF THE BOSTON HERALD 

In another week, on Saturday, Dec. i6th, 
there will speak before the college and the Sat- 
urday Club, in Memorial Hall, an editor who 
is both a thorough-going "newspaper man" 
and a student of modern political life. Mr. 



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155 



Robert Lincoln O'Brien, the editor of the Bos- 
ton Herald since its re-organization a year ago, 
had assumed the editorship of the Boston 
Transcript five years previously with a record 
of ten years as special correspondent of that 
paper in Washington. The articles signed 
"Lincoln" are thought by many to represent 
the highest type of constructive journalism, 
the type where the reporter of proceedings be- 
comes the intelligent judge of affairs and offers 
a positive contribution to his readers' political 
knowledge. Before his correspondent days, 
Mr. O'Brien was private secretary to Mr. 
Cleveland, from the later's nomination in '92 
to '95 and it is upon Washington, on which he 
is a recognized authority, that he will speak 
next Saturday. This is not one of the two reg- 
ular entertainments arranged in co-operation 
by the club and the college, but an extra even- 
ing which the club is able to offer by the special 
courtesy of Editor O'Brien, whose interest in 
college men is very marked. The well-known 
Bromley Lectures at Yale, a course in the 
various aspects of journalism, were given last 
year by Mr. O'Brien. It is hoped that the col- 
lege will give him the best Bowdoin greeting, 
— a large and appreciative audience. 



V. M. C. A. NOTES 

The Thanksgiving collection amounted to 
$28.12. Fourteen dinners were purchased 
and distributed by the committee consisting 
of W. R. Spinney and G. H. Nichols. These 
gifts were much appreciated by the people and 
helped to make Thanksgiving a brighter day 
for many. 

A company of Boy Scouts is to be started 
this week at Pejepscot under the leadership of 
C. A. Brown, '14. 

The speaker for Dec. 14 will be C. C. 
Dwyer of Conway, N. H., Y. M. C. A. Sec- 
retary for Carroll County. Mr. Dwyer is a 
Colby graduate in the Class of 1908. He was 
one of the best baseball players that Colby has 
produced in recent years, having the enviable 
record of playing in every game but one while 
he was in college and being captain of the 
team in his Senior year. After graduation he 
was Physical Director at Hebron Academy 
for two years where he was very popular. 
Last year he left this position to take up a 
work which ,has great responsibilities, the Y. 
M. C. A. work for the boys in the country 
towns. 



Mr. Dwyer is an earnest speaker and will 
have something worth while to say. 

The cabinet meeting was held at the Ivappa 
Sigma House on Thursday evening, Dec. 7. 
Some of the questions discussed were deputa- 
tion work, a meeting to give information about 
Hiwale's work, disposition of the old clothes 
collected, and a Christmas tree at Pejepscot. 

The collection of old clothes, books and 
magazines is now going on. A considerable 
quantity has already been received which will 
be sent to some worthy organization. 



SUNDAY CHAPEL 

In his chapel talk the Sunday preceding the 
Thanksgiving recess, President Hyde com- 
pared the college year to a football game, of 
which the first period was nearly finished. He 
said in part: 

"The ending of this first period comes at 
the Thanksgiving season. On looking back 
over it, we do not say that it has been perfect, 
There are many things with which we may 
well be dissatisfied. Yet we have a great many 
things to be thankful for; the football team 
and its splendid career; the Freshman-Sopho- 
more football gaine, with its fine dis- 
play of good sportsmanship and its lack of 
ill-will, which was a fitting conclusion to the 
work of the first period. We should be thank- 
ful for the means we now have with which to 
work; the endowmeits amounting to two mil- 
lions, the faculty with their splendid coopera- 
tion, and the great interest of the alumni in us. 
These good things which we enjoy and are to 
enjoy do not come to us by mere chance. Over 
all is the power of the Father. Let us, there- 
fore, have gratitude and thankfulness to God, 
and as we have freely received, so let us freely 
give of our gifts." 



jFacult^ flotes 



At a meeting of the faculty on Wednesday, 
November twenty-ninth, the question of class eligi- 
bility was discussed and the following vote was 
taken : 

"That in order to take part in class contests, stu- 
dents must have class promotion and be approved 
as physically qualified by the department of physical 
training." 

According to this, no student may represent any 
class except the one in which he is listed in the cat- 
alogue. Every man may compete, but he must rep- 
resent the class in which he has standing. 



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Dean Sills was in Montreal during the Thanks- 
giving recess. 

Mr. Alvord spent Thanksgiving at his home in 
Weymouth, Mass. 

Professor Burnett spent a few days at Holyoke 
last week. 



CALENDAR 

Saturday. December 9 
8.00 Maude Adams in "Chantecler" at the Jefiferson 
Theatre. 
Fencing Practice in the Sargent gymnasium. 

Sunday^ December 10 
10.45 Morning service in the Church on the Hill, 

conducted by Rev. J. H. Quint. 
5.G0 Sunday chapel, conducted by President Hyde. 

Music by Quartette. 

Monday, December ii 
S.15 Fencing Practice. 
7.30 Meeting of Normal Class in Bible Study. 

Tuesday, December 12 
5.15 Fencing Practice. 

Wednesday, December 13 
5.15 Fencing Practice. 

Thursday, December 14 
5.15 Fencing Practice. 

7.00 Y. M. C. A. Mr. Charles Dwyer, County Sec- 
retary Y. M. C. A., Carroll County, N. H., 
"Leaners and Lifters.' 

Friday, December 15 
5. 1 5 Fencing Practice. 

8.00 Elsie Janis in "The Slim Princess' 'at the Jef- 
ferson Theatre. 



ColleGe IRotes 



Bordeaux, '14, has left college. 

The new catalogues have been sent out to the 
alumni. 

Harold Marston, '11, was on the campus last 
Sunday. 

The number of applications for scholarships this 
fall is unusually large. 

Since November sixth, 228 new volumes have 
been added at the library. 

Thomas J. Welch and Dr. Francis J. Welch, '03, 
were on the campus last week. 

An unusually large number of warnings were 
issued just before the Thanksgiving recess. 

Vernon P. Woodbury, '15, spent the Thanksgiv- 
ing recess with George Bacon, '15, at Fryeburg, Me. 

The electric light in the loggia of the Art Build- 
ing has been raised so that it is no longer visible 
from the walk in front of the building. Although it 
is a minor detail, it adds to the attractiveness of 
the building. 



Prof, Mitchell spoke at Second Parisih Church at 
Portland, December 3. 

New electric light fixtures are being installed in 
the rooms throughout the dormitories. 

The monthly cabinet meeting of the Y. M. C. A. 
was held last night at the Kappa Sigma house. 

Robert D. Cole, '12, is a delegate to the Delta 
Kappa Epsilon National Convention at Chicago, this 
week. 

Curtis Tuttle, '13, spent the Thanksgiving recess 
with Gibson, 'ii, who is attending the Harvard Med- 
ical School. 

A party of twenty Bowdoin students went to 
Keith's Theatre in Portland, Friday afternoon, 
Dec. I. 

Stanley Dole, '13, and Ralph Buell, '14, were 
among those who witnessed the Yale-Harvard foot- 
ball game. 

Fiske, ex-'op, was home from West Paris, Me., 
for Thanksgiving. He has a position in the High 
School there. 

During the Thanksgiving recess "Jim" McBain 
and his crew of janitors gave all the college rooms 
a good cleaning. 

"Jack" Hurley, '12, is principal of the night 
school which is run down town in connection with 
the Cabot cotton mills. 

Many Bowdoin students were present at the 
Alumni Dance and Entertainment at the Portland 
High School, Friday evening, Dec. 1st. 

Thornton Academy defeated Biddeford High in 
the annual game on Thanksgiving Day by the score 
of 9 to 5. Hurley, '12, has been coaching Bidde- 
ford High this fall since the college season closed. 

Dr. E. F. Pratt, '97, "Medic" '00, has moved into 
a house on School street of this town, and has an 
office over the Pastime Theatre. Dr. Pratt was a 
member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity while in col- 
lege. 

The rush after the annual Freshman-Sophomore 
football game was held on the campus instead 
of on the chapel steps. It was started by the blow- 
ing of a whistle and was regulated by the Student 
Council. 

The question for debate in English 6 last Tues- 
day night considered the wisdom of President Taft 
in vetoing the Arizona Statehood Bill. Rodick, '12, 
and Douglas, '13, supported the negative, while Rus- 
sel, '12, and Gage, '14, upheld the affirmative. 

Have you noticed Harry Faulkner crossing the 
campus with something black in his arms, showing 
up against his white sweater? If you have, you've 
probably wondered what it was. It's a cat. It 
wandered into the "end" some time ago and Harry 
promptly adopted it. 

Five Bowdoin men took part in the entertain- 
ment given at the Masonic Installation in Augusta, 
Monday evening, Nov. 27. A quartette consisting 
of Arthur Welch, '12, first tenor; Harold Ashey, 
'12, second tenor; George Cressey, '12, first bass; 
and George Eaton, '13, second bass, accompanied on 
the piano by Charles F. Adams, '12, gave several 
selections which were greatly enjoyed. Arthur 
Welch also read several selections. 



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A Bowdoin dance is to be held at the Chateau du 
Pare, Vanderbilt Avenue and Park Place, Brook- 
lyn, Tuesdaj' evening, December twelfth. Commit- 
tee: Mr. George R. Walker, 1902; Mr. John W. 
Frost, 1904; Mr. James G. Finn, 1905; Mr. Robert 
J. Hodgson, Jr., 1906; Mr. Benjamin F. Briggs, 
1907; Mr. Philip R. Shorey, 1907; Mr. Arthur L. 
Robinson, igo8; Mr. Harrison Atwood, 1909; Mr. 
Harold W. Slocum, 1910. 

The college was well represented, in roles of 
every character, in the society vaudeville given 
Tuesday evening, November 28, under the aus- 
pices of the Saturday Club. Those taking part were 
Professor FileST-MrT Alvord, Professor Davis, Mr. 
Furbush, Welch '12, Foote '12, Loring Pratt '13, 
W. Greene, '13, Mathews, '12, Alan Cole, '14, L. 
Brown '14, Callahan '14, Tibbetts '12, Weintz '15, 
McKenney '15. Marsh '12, P. P. Cole '12, Ashey 
'12, and Churchill '12. 

D. B. MacMillan, '98, visited college on Monday, 
November 27, to obtain slides of a party of Bow- 
doin men in Labrador shown in connection with a 
lecture on "Labrador" which was given before the 
Bowdoin Club of Boston at the University Club 
rooms, Friday evening, December I. 

He related at the Club his intensely interesting 
experiences before an appreciative gathering of more 
than a hundred of his fellow graduates of Bowdoin 
College. His work last summer was under the aus- 
pices of the American Museum of Natural Sciences. 
Alone in an 18-foot canoe he travelled up the Labra- 
dor coast for over 500 miles to study the native tribes 
in their primitive villages and at their summer hunt- 
ing camps in the bays and on the outer islands. 
Among these Labrador Esquimaux, much farther 
north than Dr. Grenfell goes, the Moravian mission- 
aries have maintained stations for 140 years ; and 
Prof. MacMillan finds no praise too strong for the 
devoted men wiho bury themselves in the frozen wil- 
derness, and whose noble work is practically unheard 
of in the outside world. 



IfntercoUeoiate IRotes 



Cornell, for the tenth consecutive time, won the 
Intercollegiate cross country championship Satur- 
day, November 25tih. 

Co-eds of Leland Standford and University of 
California, have arranged a fencing match. 

Cornell is considering a plan for building its dor- 
mitories in groups about a common court and hav- 
ing a dining room and kitchen for each group of 
two or three dormitories. 

The Michigan Athletic Association has a mem- 
bership of 13,000 men. 

Princeton, Annapolis, and Pennsylvania State are 
the only large college football teams unbeaten to 
date. 

The average yearly expenditure per student at 
Princeton is estimated at $919. 

Within two minutes after the close of the Penn- 
Michigan game, the Michigan Daily put a sporting 
sheet containing the full account of the game on the 
street ; a record which any college paper may well be 
proud to equal. 



The Michigan Musical Clubs will make an 18-day 
trip to Los Angeles and back during the Christmas 
holidays. 

James Thorpe will captain the Carlisle Indian 
School team next year. He has played halfback on 
the eleven this year and is considered America's 
greatest all-around college athlete. 

Booker T. Washington lectured on "Negro Prog- 
ress" at Harvard, Nov. 27. 



RESOLUTIONS 

Hall of Lambda of Zeta Psi. 
The Lambda chapter of Zeta Psi has lost a 
most highly esteemed elder member by the 
death of Col. Frank W. Hawthorne, '74, at his 
home in Montclair, N. J., on Saturday, No- 
vember 2Sth. 

The classmates and college friends of Col. 
Hawthorne remember him for his pleasing 
ways and his literary ability. His friends and 
associates in his work as an editor remember 
him for his energy and diligence in attaining 
success. The chapter remembers and cher- 
ishes him for his devotion and fidelity to the 
fraternity. 
(Signed), 

Harold P. Vannah, 
Harold W. Miller, 
Elwyn C. Gage, 

For the Chapter. 



Hall of Lambda of Zeta Psi. 
On December ist, the Zeta Psi fraternity, 
and the Lambda chapter especially, was 
stricken by the death of Dr. Albion S. Whit- 
more, '75, in Boston. 

His skill will be greatly missed by his co- 
workers in the treatment and care of crippled 
and aged persons. His geniality and presence 
at class reunions will be missed by all. As a 
loyal graduate, the college will especially miss 
him. The fraternity, however, will miss him 
as a most devoted alumnus, one who was al- 
ways attentive to the development of the chap- 
ter and who contributed both time and money 
to its progress. 
(Signed), 

Harold P. Vannah, 
Harold W. Miller, 
Elwyn C. Gage, 

For the Chapter. 



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Hlutnni IDepartinent 



'74. — Col. Frank W. Hawthorne, a native 
of Bath, but for several years past a resident of 
Montclair, N. J., died at his home in New Jer- 
sey, Saturday. The funeral was held from 
the residence of Mrs. E. H. Turner in Bath. 
Col. Hawthorne leaves a widow, who was 
Miss Ella Turner of Batli, and one son, Hay- 
den. Mr. Hawthorne was educated at the 
Bath public schools and was valedictorian of 
the Class of 1869. During his college course, 
he excelled in literary work and was a leader 
in the college and society life. On completing 
his college course in 1874, he came home and 
for years, while in business with his father, 
was a leader in the social life of Bath. He 
wrote a poem for the Bath Centennial, which 
he read at the exercises in Wesley Church. In 
politics, a Democrat, he accepted a position on 
the staff of Governor Harris M. Plaisted. 

Col. Hawthorne has enjoyed marked sac- 
cess in editorial work. His .first work was 
done in Florida, where he was connected with 
a leading newspaper in Jacksonville. While 
here, he won great public approval for his 
heroism in staying through the yellow fever 
epidemic, rallying aid through the press to 
stricken Florida. It 'amounted to the actual 
jeopardy of his life every hour of his stay, 
while others were fleeing. 

Soon after, he left Florida for the North 
and entering New York newspaper work, won 
his way by his merit. He was witty, facile, and 
gracious. A fine example of his cleverness is 
seen in his story in the "Tales of Bowdoin." 
For many years. Col. Hawthorne has been an 
editor on the Nezv York Commercial. That his 
ability as an editor was appreciated by this 
paper is shown by their retention of him for 
such a long period of years. 

'75.- — Dr. Albion Stinson Whitmore died 
last week at the Deaconess Hospital in Brook- 
line. He was born in Bowdoinville, Me., and 
was graduated from Bowdoin in 1875 and 
from the Columbian College of Surgeons and 
Physicians of New York in 1878. 

Dr. Whitmore was consulting physi- 
cian of the New England Peabody Plome 
for Crippled Children and for the Home 



for Aged Couples. He was a member of the 
American Medical Association, Massachusetts 
Medical Association, Boston Medical Library 
Association, University Club, Bowdoin Club, 
and of the Masons. He lived at 18 Union 
Park and is survived by a widow. 

'75. — Friends have received from Mr. and 
Mrs. William Curtis of New York, invitations 
to the marriage of their daughter, Miss Helen 
Very Curtis and Edwy Lycurgus Taylor at 
Saint Bartholomew's Church, Saturday after- 
noon, Dec. 9. A large reception will follow at 
the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis, 986 
Fifth Avenue, New York, at half-past four. 

'yy. — In a brief newspaper interview, Will- 
iam T. Cobb has shown that he is considering 
the matter of going before the primaries as a 
candidate for United States Senator, and that 
he is positively not in the field for the repre- 
sentative nomination in the second district. 

'94. — Rev. Alfred V. Bliss has accepted a 
call to the Winslow Congregational Qiurch at 
Taunton, Mass., and has entered upon his pas- 
toral duties. 

'95. — Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Peterson of 
Santa Ana, Cal., announce the marriage of 
their daughter, Emeline Marguerite, to Philip 
Douglas Morton Lord of San Francisco, on 
November 14 at the home of the bride. Mr. 
Lord is a son of the late Dr. John and Helen 
Dimock Lord. OHis father was a practicing 
physician, and was prominently connected 
with Biddeford's affairs for a number of years. 
Mrs. Helen Lord was a prominent club woman 
and passed her last years with her sons in Cali- 
fornia. Mr. Philip Lord was graduated from 
Biddeford High School and from Bowdoin. 
After graduation, he was a member of the 
Biddeford Journal force and later went to Cal- 
ifornia. Mr. and Mrs. Lord are to take up 
their residence in San Francisco, and are to be 
at home after January first. 

'97. — An article on the Basis of Liability 
Insurance by J. E. Rhodes, 2d, appears in 
Volume 4 of the Insurance Institute of Hart- 
ford, Conn. 



Medical School of Maine 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE 

Addison S. Thayer, Dean 

10 Deering Street, Portland, Maine 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XLI 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, DECEMBER 15, 1911 



NO. 20 



MAINE INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC BOARD 
MEETS 

The representatives of the four Maine col- 
leges, at the request of the Maine Intercolle- 
giate Athletic Board, met in Portland last Sat- 
urday, and considerable business pertaining to 
football, not only for next year, but for the 
ensuing years, was transacted. 

The principal subject of discussion was the 
football schedule. For a number of years now 
Bowdoin and Maine have played the last 
game of the season. The other colleges have 
been grumbling a little at this arrangement, 
and so a rotating schedule was proposed. If 
this schedule were agreed upon for a period of 
6 years, for example, each college would have 
played three of the games in the Maine series 
on their home grounds. As Bowdoin is not a 
member of the Maine Intercollegiate Athletic 
Board, she cannot vote but can simply express 
her opinion in the meetings. Whatever decis- 
ion the board makes, must be ratified by Bow- 
doin, however, before it goes into effect. 

The following recommendations were 
adopted : 

That a rotating football schedule be 
adopted by the four Maine colleges to cover a 
period of six years and to begin in 19 12. 

That each college shall accredit a faculty 
member to assist its football manager in ar- 
ranging a rotating schedule. 

That Bowdoin be requested to accredit a 
faculty member in a like manner. 

That all games between Maine colleges be 
played on a schedule represented by the last 
Saturday in October and the first two Satur- 
days in November. 

That the schedule offered to the conference 
of the four Maine colleges by Professor Pome- 
roy of Bates, be the basis for the rotating 
schedule, subject to amendment, such a sched- 
ule to lend itself to adjustment by the shifting 
of its starting point. 

The arrangement for the last games in 
1912 was Bates vs. Bowdoin — at Brunswick, 
Maine vs. Colby at Waterville. 

The Bowdoin representatives were Profes- 
sor Manton Copeland, Lawrence Willey 
Smith, '13, of Portland, and Captain-elect 
"Duff" Wood of Bar Harbor. 



PHILIP S. WOOD, 13, CHOSEN AS FOOTBALL 
CAPTAIN 

Philip Shaw Wood, '13, of Bar Harbor, 
better known to undergraduates and alumni as 
"Duff," was elected captain of the 1912 foot- 
ball team last Saturday afternoon. He has 
played for two years on the team at left tackle, 
and was chosen by practically every one for 
the All-Maine team. 



HARRY H. HALL, 1913, RE=ELECTED CROSS 
COUNTRY TEAM CAPTAIN 

The cross-country team had its pictures 
taken at Webber's last Tuesday, and re-elected 
Harry H. Hall, '13, of Medfield, Mass., as cap- 
tain. He has been on the team for three years 
now, and is generally the one to show the way 
home. In the recent Vermont-Bowdoin race 
he came in second by a scant three yards, 
while in the Bates-Bowdoin contest he won by 
half a lap. 



TENTATIVE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE 

The tentative schedule of the football team 
for next year has been approved by the athletic 
committees. Since the manager for next year 
has not been elected, the schedule is technically 
not official, but the athletic authorities say that 
it is a mere formality and the schedule will be- 
come effective as it stands when the manager 
is chosen. The games were arranged by L. 
W. Smith, '13, the assistant manager, and are 
as follows : 

Sept. 28 — Fort McKinley at Brunswick. 

Oct. 5 — ^Wesleyan at Middletown, Ct. 

Oct. 12 — Trinity at Hartford. 

Oct. 19— Tufts at Medford. 

Oct. 26 — Colby at Brunswick. 

Nov. 2 — Bates at Brunswick. 

Nov. 9 — University of Maine at Orono. 

Nov. 16 — ^Open. 



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TRACK LETTERS AWARDED TO CROSS COUNTRY 
TEAM 

The Athletic Council met Thursday even- 
ing, and considerable ibusiness was transacted. 
Letters were awarded to three men of the 
cross-country team which made such an excel- 
lent showing this fall by defeating Bates and 
being barely defeated by Vermont. The men 
to secure the coveted "B" were Capt. Henry 
H. Hall, '13, of Medfield, Mass., James O. 
Tarbox, '14, of Topsham, and Charles B. Has- 
kell, Jr., '13, of Pittsfield. 

Manager Frederick S. Wiggin, '13, of 
Thomaston, outlined a brief schedule for the 
coming season. It showed the usual New 
York trip in the early spring, with games with 
Princeton, Brown, and Seaton Hall, the Dart- 
mouth trip and the usual championship games 
with the Maine colleges. 

Professor Manton Copeland, Lawrence W. 
Smith, '13, of Portland, and Philip S. 
Wood of Bar Harbor, were delegated 
to attend the meeting of the Maine In- 
tercollegiate Athletic Association to be held at 
Portland, Saturday morning. 

Manager Smith, assistant manager of the 
football team, outlined, subject to change, a 
schedule for next fall. 



DEUTSCHER VEREIN ORGANIZES 

A meeting of the Deutscher Verein will be 
held with Prof. George T. Files, this even- 
ing, to organize for the year. The following 
men are eligible for membership: From 1912, 
Allen, Bragdon, Bryant, Foss, Marsh, Mif- 
flin, Mitchell, Pratt, Skillin, Torrey, Weeks, 
and R. F. White; from 1913, Eberhardt, 
Gardner, McMurtrie, and Miller. 



CLASSICAL CLUB 

Thursday, Dec. 7, the Classical Club met for 
the first time this year at Prof. Nixon's house. 
The following executive committee was 
elected : Prof. Nixon, chairman ; Willis E. 
Dodge, '13, secretary; Ralph L. Buell, '14, 
third member. Prof. Woodrufl read a paper 
on "Recent Excavations in Crete." The fol- 
lowing were elected to membership : 

Dana K. Merrill, '14; Paul L. Wing, '14; 
Kenneth A. Robinson, '14; Robert E. Bodur- 
tha, '14; Earl F. Maloney, '12; Paul L. White, 
'14; Frank R. Loeffler, '14; Philip H. Pope, 
'14; and Ralph L. Buell, '14. 



DEBATING COUNCIL MEETING 

At the recent meeting of the Debating 
Council, the council voted, in co-operation with 
the college, to continue the Bowdoin Inter- 
scholastic Debating League. The following 
committee was appointed by President Bur- 
leig'h C. Rodick, '12, to have charge of the 
league : Prof. Wm. Hawley Davis, C. F. 
Adams, "12, and E. F. Maloney, '12. 



WORD FROM A BOWDOIN MAN 

Bowdoin is always interested in the success 
of her sons, but she has an especial interest in 
the work of Anand Sidoba Hiwale, '09, who 
is working among his own people of India as 
the Bowdoin Missionary. 

It will be a cause for gratification to hear 
the recent reports of his work from Dr. Hume, 
who has charge of the Marathi Mission, in 
which Hiwale is working. Mr. Hume writes, 
"It gives me pleasure to write that the mission- 
ary representative of Bowdoin is doing excel- 
lent work and is commending himself in every 
way. He is earnest, devoted, humble, tactful, 
hopeful, courageous, successful. He com- 
mends himself to the Missionaries, to Indian 
Christians, and to Non-Christians." 

Many men in college knew Hiwale person- 
ally and remember his cheerful disposition, hi^ 
kind word of greeting for all, his loyalty to the 
college, and the enthusiasm with which he 
talked of representing Bowdoin in India. They 
who knew him were confident of his success 
and rejoice in it. The Bowdoin men who have 
not had the pleasure of being with him in col- 
lege should feel a no less interest in his work, 
'because he is working for the college. He is 
our representative in one of the great move- 
ments of the present day in which such colleges 
as Yale, Harvard, Princeton, and the Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania are taking an active part 
by supporting missionaries and schools in dif- 
ferent countries. 

Mr. Hiwale and his wife, who is a great 
help in his work, are at present situated at 
Rabinatpur, about 150 miles from Bombay in 
the southern part of India, under the Ameri- 
can Marathi Mission. He superintends the 
work of the Satara district and has several 
workers under him. He himself spends the 
greater part of his time in preaching in the 
surrounding villages. 



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161 



That tlie students may have a better chance 
to become acquainted with the work that Hi- 
wale is doing as the Bowdoin Missionary, the 
Y. M. C. A. has arranged an illustrated lec- 
ture on his work by the Rev. Brewer Eddy of 
Boston, Secretary of the American Board of 
Foreign Missions, in Memorial Hall on 
Thursday, January 4. 



SUNDAY CHAPEL 

"Whosoever shall confess me before men, 
he shall I confess before God." "Christianity 
is a social thing," said the President, "either a 
man must confess Christianity before men or 
he has not Christianity. The Christian Asso- 
ciation is our representative of Christ in Bow- 
doin. We must measure our loyalty to Christ 
by our loyalty to that. By belonging to that 
the members show their desire to serve Christ. 
In confessing Christ we try to be his disciples. 
It is the basic principle of Christianity to con- 
fess Christ. Fifty-seven per cent, of the stu- 
dents belong to the Y. M. C. A. Of the forty- 
three per cent, left, ten per cent, would have to 
make a radical change in their life to become 
disciples of Christ. The other thirty-three per 
cent, are drifting along about on the line. It 
is this number that need to be careful. If we 
do not care to identify ourselves v^fith Christ 
it will be impossible for Him to confess us be- 
fore God." The exercises closed with a solo 
by Mrs. Davis. 



Y. M. C. A. NOTES 

The Gymnasium Class for Grammar School boys 
will be started this Saturday under the direction of 
E. O. LaCasce, '14, and Omar P. Badger, '14. A 
large number have enrolled. The class will meet 
every Saturday morning from 10.30 to 11.30. 

The Christmas tree of the Pejepscot Sunday 
School will be held on this Friday evening, Dec. 15. 
A short entertainment will be provided and presents 
given to the children who attend the school. It is 
under the direction of L. A. Crosby, '13, and A. E. 
Gray, '14. 

A new form of work is to be started this week in 
the form of a Deputation to Boothbay Harbor on 
Sunday, Dec. 17. This is something which has been 
done by other colleges, notably Dartmouth and 
New Hampshire State, with marked success. The 
object is by meetings held in conjunction with the 
churches to make the people acquainted with the 
Christian work that is being carried on in the col- 
leges and to arouse a greater interest in church work 
in the community, especially among the young peo- 
ple. The following men will compose the Deputa- 
tion, E. G. Fifield, General Secretary, W. A. Mac- 



Cormick, 'i2, Kenneth Churchill, '12, P. H. Douglas, 
'13, and J. F. Weintz, '15. 

The speaker at the regular Thursday evening 
meeting on Dec. 21 will be Dr. Charles A. Moore of 
Bangor, Pastor of the Central Congregational Church 
there since l?05. He is a graduate of Yale in the 
Class of 1886, and of Andover Theological Seminary. 
The subject of his talk will be "The Question of 
Command." 

So much real need was found in the distribution 
of the Thanksgiving Dinners that it has been decided 
to take up another collection at Christmas time to 
give the students a chance to relieve a great deal of 
suffering at but very little sacrifice to themselves. 
Attention is called to the letter by the Chairman of 
the Social Service Committee in this issue. 



Y M. C. A. MEETING 

The Rev. Mr. Gilman of Boston, gave a talk on 
World Peace. An unusually large audience attended. 
Mr. Gilman said in part : "Whatever has been done 
in the past the world has now reached a point where 
we must put away the sword and gun. A world 
tribunal is needed. The findings of a commission are 
only compromises but a fixed tribunal would correct 
this. Interest in the arbitration movement has ad- 
vanced more in the last ten years than ever before. 
The average man will say, 'We have always had war, 
and it is human nature to fight. We always will have 
war.' But we have found other things which were 
considered impossible to have been accomplished. 
Illustrations of this are manifold. Billions of dol- 
lars have been paid out in war. Future generations 
will wonder why we were so foolish. The average 
man will not believe any unheard of idea or fact. 
But Carnegie gave three million dollars toward arbi- 
tration, he must have believed. A year or so ago 
the Kaiser explained to the world why he had acted 
in a certain way. Twenty years ago he would not 
have done this but taken up arms. Carlyle then 
describes war : 'Here are 100 red men, here are 100 
green men, — signal, red men fire, green men fire, — 
fifty red men fall, 25 green men fall, — and nothing 
results.' You will say the French Revolution did 
a world of good. It did. But to-day it would not 
have been necessary. The whole thing rests upon 
the people. If they want war they will have it, if 
they do not want it they will not have it. It is up 
to every one of us to do our share in preventing 
future wars." 



"LET THE GOOD WORK GO ON," SAY THE 
PAPERS 

To the Editor of the Orient: 

The newspapers say all sorts of things about us 
fellows here at Bowdoin, but it is seldom that any 
paper can make a comment which should so fire us 
with enthusiasm for work which is good in itself as 
the simple, inartistic and yet touchingly sincere word 
of approval reported to the writer the other day from 
a little country paper in New Hampshire. 

Just before the Thanksgiving recess a collection 
was taken at Chapel for the purpose of giving food 
Continued on page 163 



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BOWDOIN ORIENT 



THE BOWUOIN ORIENT 



Bv THE Students of 
BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



WILLIAM A. MacCORMICK. 1912, Editor-in-Chief 
DOUGLAS H. McMURTRIE, 1913 Managing Editor 
HAROLD P. VANNAH, 1912 Alumni Editor 

Associate Editors 



W. R. SPINNEY, 1912 
L. E. JONES. 1913 
V. R. LEAVITT, 1913 
F. D. WISH, Jr., 1913 

H. C. L. ASHEY, 1912 
H. B. WALKER, 1913 



R. D. LEIGH. 1914 
D. K. MERRILL, 1914 
K. A. ROBINSON, 1914 
R. E. SIMPSON, 1914 

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No. 20 



In regard to the matter of 
You Are Eligible class eligibility which was 

mentioned a few weeks 
ago in this column, the faculty took the fol-, 
lowing action: "That in order to take part in 
class contests, students must have class pro- 
motion and be approved as physically qualified 
by the department of physical training." This 
regulation simply means that a man can rep- 
resent only the class with which he is listed in 
the catalogue. Perhaps more than a mere ex- 
planation is necessary. In the past, class spirit 
has been so keen that some men rather than 
compete with a class other than the one with 
which they entered college, have refused to 
compete at all. This exhibition of loyalty to 
the class, however, kills the larger and broader 
spirit of loyalty to the college. Aiming to help 
college athletics as a whole, we should try to 
make our class games and meets more valua- 
ble under this direct and definite regulation — 
than they have been in the past. 



With fires raging about us 
More Carelessness at the rate of two a week 
it seems as though we 
should earnestly seek to locate the causes and 
remedy them as speedily as possible. The 
majority of the fires which have been started 
in college during the past few years, have been 
due to carelessness in smoking. It is by no 
means an uncommon occurrence toVead at the 
present day that many colleges are putting re- 
strictions upon smoking, and some are even 
abolishing the habit entirely. Although we 
don't propose any such drastic measures as 
those to be taken here we can appeal for indi- 
vidual reformation. It is a common practice 
for a fellow to use his waste basket as a re- 
ceptacle for lighted cigarette butts or half-burnt 
matches. Such carelessness often brings about 
more serious results than the thoughtless 
smoker cares to anticipate. Not only is he 
exposing his own room and contents to the 
danger of being ruined, but he is exposing the 
property of all men in the building to the same 
danger. In extreme cases the lives of the men 
even, might be in question. Of course these 
things do not enter into a fellow's mind when 
he carelessly empties his pipe or throws a 
lighted match in a pile of dry papers. But in 
our dormitory and fraternity life here in Bow- 
doin some consideration for those around us is 
necessary. If the carelessness of one indivicl- 
ual involves danger to the whole, it is quite 
essential that some care and forethought be 
exercised by that individual. 



The whole student body 
Captain Wood unites with the Oiuent in 
extending congratulations 
to "Duff" Wood, '13, as Captain-elect of the 
football team for 1912. Through hard, con- 
sistent work for two years on the team, Wood 
this year won the honor of holding a position 
on the All-Maine eleven. The undergraduates 
feel that in him they have a leader who will 
maintain the standard set by former Bowdoin 
elevens. It is not only a great honor to be the 
captain of a Bowdoin team, but it is even a 
greater honor to be a leader of the true Bow- 
doin spirit and sportsmanship which the White 
always exemplifies. As guardians of this 
spirit we all wish Captain Wood and his team 
great success on the gridiron next year. 



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"Let the Good Work Go On" 

Continued from page 161 
to a few destitute families about Brunswick. The 
collection amounted to $28.12 — a commendable sum 
to be given, but small indeed for the purpose for 
which it must serve. And yet if the men of Bow- 
doin could have seen the good that so small an 
amount did ; could have seen the delivery team piled 
full of meats and vegetables and groceries ; could 
have seen the evidences of actual hunger amounting 
in several cases almost to starvation, relieved by this 
small distribution, they would have appreciated more 
fully what the giving of a few cents by each man 
had done. 

The committee found a widow with seven chil- 
dren cooped in a dark attic with no food in the place 
except a loaf of dry bread and a dish of hashed-up 
vegetables. Across the street was another family, 
man and wife both sick, several children about, and 
all literally starving to death because they were too 
proud to call upon the town for assistance and their 
neighbors were too proud to give them much help. 
It was for the alleviation of such cases as these that 
the Bowdoin contribution was used. 

In some way the Boston papers got hold of the 
story of the work and it seems that papers every- 
where copied. A student who spent the vacation 
way up in the north of the state of New Hampshire, 
brought the report of a country newspaper's comment 
upon it. It recited the story as printed in a Boston 
paper and in closing an editorial comment made the 
almost humorous and yet pleasing statement: "Bow- 
doin men are O. K. Let the good work go on. Bow- 
doin Beata !" 

The good work is going on. With the loyal sup- 
port always given by students at large and by the 
faculty, the Christian Association will make a similar 
collection the morning before college closes for 
Christmas vacation. It is sure to be a large collec- 
. tion. Already, unsolicited, a prominent out-of-town 
man has started the thing going with a small contri- 
bution. An extra half a dollar, more or less, means 
nothing to us fellows. Every half dollar's worth of 
food comes like a Godsend to the poor families of 
Brunswick. 

WiLLi..\M R. Spinney, Chairman, 

Social Service Committee, 
Christian Association. 



i 



THE NOVEMBER QUILL 



In making up the "forms" of the Quill for No- 
vember, the printer carelessly overlooked the poem, 
, or poems, that should have appeared in it, and sent 
it forth to its readers without any other concession 
to the Muses than the time-honored silhouette of 
Longfellow on its cover, and an article on the influ- 
ence of the classics on the poetry of Gray, and some 
verses copied from the Amherst Monthly, which were 
indebted for their inspiration to a source quite dif- 
ferent from the classics. Such an absence of poetry 
is, undoubtedly, the result of accidental oversight on 
the part of the printer. He would not, of course, 
have left it out with malice prepense ; nor would the 
Editorial Board deliberately have omitted from the 
Table of Contents a suitable installment of verse. 



The accident is to be deplored, but it may be atoned 
for in the December number. 

The article which deals with The Influence of the 
Classics on the Poems of Thomas Gray, is an inter- 
esting and conscientious piece of work, a trifle over- 
loaded, in parts, by minutiae which serve to justify 
its title, but do not specially appeal to the general 
reader. It somehow gives one the impression of a 
paper written on a prescribed theme as a class exer- 
cise, and admirably adapted to that purpose. It 
seems almost invidious to lay so much stress upon 
the influence of the classics in poetry which owes as 
much, if not more, to the influence of English, 
French, Italian and even Norse writers. It is, how- 
ever, a thoughtful and well-written article ; and one 
cannot but regret that the limits necessarily imposed 
did not allow the writer to expand some of the 
topics but briefly touched upon. 

In the story entitled A Piece of Justice, the au- 
thor, with sympathetic imagination and in effective 
style, supplies what is lacking to an incomplete entry 
in Winthrop's Journal of 1643. It is a story, of 
course, of stern Puritan days, and it preserves viv- 
idly the atmosphere of the time. The characters of 
the magistrate, Mr. Malbon, liis daughter, Eleanor, 
the tithingman, Hopkins, and the minister, are all 
well drawn; and the pathetic recital of Eleanor's 
humiliating punishment, and its effect upon her, and 
upon her father as well, is full of interest and power. 
It is as convincing as if it had been told by Win- 
throp himself, and is certainly, as he himself wrote, 
"not unworthy to be recorded." 

The story entitled Sally, unlike that which 
records the troubles of Eleanor, the Puritan maiden, 
is conspicuously modern. Its heroine, Sally, is a 
member of the company presenting the musical com- 
edy, "The Golden Butterfly," in New York, and its 
hero is a young lawyer who has but recently com- 
pleted his legal studies. He is sent by the firm of 
lawj'ers in whose office he is employed, to have a 
professional interview with Sally. He is deeply im- 
pressed by *he charm of her simple, true, ingenuous 
nature, and naturally and properly seeks and gains 
her love. The story is well told, and suggests some 
interesting lessons. 

It is pleasant to see, from some extracts given by 
Ye Postman, that the Quill is esteemed by other col- 
lege magazines, as it deserves to be. 



SATURDAY CLUB LECTURE BY EDITOR O'BRIEN 

To-morrow nigiht, Dec. 16, comes the lecture by 
the editor of the Boston Herald, Robert Lincoln 
O'Brien, in Memorial Hall at 8 p.m. Mr. O'Brien, 
for years the leading political correspondent at 
Washington, will speak on his experiences at the 
capital and his talk ought to be an interesting rev- 
elation of the newpsaper man's point of view. All 
students in college and medical school are invited to 
attend. 

The following men from the Press Club will 
usher : Fred Dixon Wish, Jr., '13 ; Laurence Alden 
Crosby, '13; William Riley Spinney, '13, and James 
Augustus Norton, '13. 



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ART BUILDING NOTES 

One of the recent acquisitions of the Art Building 
is an Intaglio Ring given by Mrs. Ellen S. Roche 
of Bath. The ring belonged to Governor William - 
King, the first governor of Maine, and for whom 
King Chapel was named. The ring is on exhibition 
in the Boyd Gallery. 

Mr. J. P. Baxter, of Portland, one of the over- 
seers of the college who is on the committee of art 
interests, visited the art building last Tuesday. 

The two paintings which were loaned to the 
Metropolitan Museum, have both been reproduced 
in its special catalogue of Colonial portraits. 



jfacult^ Botes 



President William DeWitt Hyde was the speaker 
at the meeting of the Men's Club of the State Street 
Church, Portland, on Thursday, Dec. 7. 

Professor Hormell will give an address at the 
eighth annual meeting of the American Political 
Science Association which will be held at Buffalo 
and Toronto, from Wednesday, December 27, to 
Saturday, December 30, 191 1. Professor Hor- 
mell will speak on "City and County in New Eng- 
land." Professor C. H. Macllwain of Harvard, 
who was formerly a member of the Bowdoin 
Faculty, is on the executive council. 

Professor Catlin may attend the meeting of the 
American Economic Association of which he is a 
member, at Washington, D. C, from Dec. 27 to 
Dec. 30. Prof. Henry C. Emery, '92, chairman of 
the Tariff Commission, will read a paper, and also 
Prof. Fairchild of Yale, formerly of Bowdoin. 



PRIZE SUBJECTS ANNOUNCED 

The subjects for this year's competition for the 
Philo Sherman Bennett Good Government Prize 
have been announced and are as follows : "The Ref- 
erendum," "The Liberty of the Individual," and 
"Proportional Representation." 

The subjects this year for the 187S prize in Amer- 
ican History will be "The History of the American 
Merchant iVIarine," "Policy of the United States 
since 1898 with Regard to Acquiring and Governing 
Dependent Territory," and "Relation of the isth 
Amendment to Suffrage in the Southern States." 



CALENDAR 

SaturdaYj December 16 
8.00 Elsie Janis in "The Slim Princess" at the Jef- 
ferson Theatre. 
Fencing Practice in the Sargent gymnasium. 

Sunday, December 17 
10.4s Morning service in the Church on the Hill, 
conducted by Rev. J. H. Quint. 



5.00 Sunday chapel conducted by President Hyde, 

music by Quartette. 
7.00 Bishop Codman will speak at the Episcopal 

Church. 

Monday^ December 18 
5.15 Fencing Practice. 

Tuesday^ December 19 
5.15 Fencing Practice. 

Wednesday, December 20 
5.15 Fencing Practice. 
8.00 Christmas Dance at Beta Theta Pi House. 

Annual Dance at Alpha Delta Phi House. 

Christmas Dance at Delta Kappa Epsilon 

House. 

Thursday, December 21 
5.15 Fencing Practice. 

Christmas Dance at Zeta Psi House. 
8.00 Christmas Dance at Theta Delta Chi House. 

Christmas Dance at Kappa Sigma House. 
7.00 Y. M. C. a. Dr. Charles A. Moore, Bangor, 

Me., "The Question of Command." 

Friday, December 22 
4.30 College closes for vacation until Jan. 2, 1912, 

8.20 A.M. 
7.00 Christmas Dance at the Delta Upsilon House. 



Colleoe Botes 



The relay team will turn out for practice the 
first of next month. 

Harry P. Bridge, '15, has been initiated into Zeta 
Psi Fraternity. 

"Eddie" Files, '08, and Mark Burlingame, ex-'i2, 
were on the campus, Saturday. 

There were adjourns in "gym" in the 3.30 division 
Monday, on account of the blaze in "Mike's" room. 

Lowell Foote, '12, attended the initiation of the 
Dartmouth Chapter of Beta Theta Pi last Saturday. 

J. Leslie Brummett, '11, was on the campus a few 
days this week. 

Charles C. Dwyer spoke before the Y. M. C. A. 
last night on "Leaners and Lifters." 

McAllister, '12, occupied the pulpit of the Con- 
gregational Church at Fryeburg Sunday, Dec. 3. 

Many alumni were back to the meeting held with 
the faculty, last Saturday. 

Daniel F. Koughan, '09, was on the campus, 
Monday. 

Philip Cole, '12, spent last Sunday with his par- 
ents in Bath. 

The football team had its picture taken last 
Thursday .at Webber's. 

Robert G. Severance, '14, has left college. He has 
accepted a fine position with the Northern Massachu- 
setts Railway Co. 

Mr. White of Augusta, came down to coach the 
fencing squad, Saturday. About fifteen candidates 
are out now. 



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Some time in the near future Professor Sills will 
take his classes to the Art Building, and give them 
a lecture on Roman Statuary. 

Pictures of the cross-country team were taken 
last Tuesday. The members of the team are Hall, 
Timberlake, Tarbox, Auten, and Haskell. 

President Hyde has announced that the donor of 
the Gen. Thomas W. Hyde Athletic Building has 
given an additional $10,000. The total amount now 
available is about $115,000. 

Prof. Chapman attended the centennial anniver- 
sary exercises of the First Congregational Church of 
Bangor on Sunday, Nov. 26, and was the speaker 
at the Vesper Services of Bangor Theological Semi- 
nary on the following day. 

An All- Star team will be picked by Stan Dole 
and John Bull to play Lew Brown's Sophomore 
team to-morrow afternoon on the Delta. Capt. 
Brown will play with his team and a corking game 
may be expected. 

It is proposed to remove the trees from the 
gymnasium and athletic building site soon. As a 
part of the regular forestry work on the campus 
the pines, back of South Appleton, which are in 
poor condition, are being removed. 

On Monday, Dean Sills gave notice that any Sen- 
ior, Junior or Sophomore who has maintained a rank 
C of 85 or more during his college course will be al- 
\, lowed an extension of the Christmas vacation by ap- 
plying to the Dean. The list consists of nineteen 
Seniors, twelve Juniors, and twelve Sophomores. 

President Hyde has rewritten in part his "From 
Epicurus to Christ" which appeared in 1904, and has 
passed through several editions. This new volume 
bears the title of "The Five Great Philosophies of 
Life" and was recently publisihed by the MacMillan 
Company. 

There was a fire one day last week in Herbert 
Ashby's room. No. 8 South Appleton. It was started 
by pipe ashes. A mattress and couch cover were 
destroyed before the fire was extinguished by Ashby, 
who used one of the chemical extinguishers installed 
in the end. 

A fire occurred in "Mike's" room, number 19, 
North Maine, last Monday, at about four o'clock p.m. 
The damage done 'to the room is estimated at $25.00, 
besides the personal property destroyed. The fire 
was discovered at 3.55 p.m. and the alarm was pulled 
in by Maurice Hamblen while some one was sent to 
ring the chapel bell. Before Fire Chief Colby had 
arrived the flames had been extinguished by Jesse 
McKenney, '12, and Warren Eddy, '14, who used the 
chemical extinguishers installed in the ends. It is 
supposed that the fire was caused by a cigar or cigar- 
ette stub thrown in the waste basket. When once 
started the flames rapidly spread to "Mike's" roll- 
top desk. The inside of the desk was badly burned 
and most of its contents were destroyed, including 
some cloth goods and samples. It is beUeved that 
there was some slight insurance on these latter. The 
paper in the room was destroyed by fire and water, 
and the woodwork was badly blistered. It is esti- 
mated that it will cost the college about $25.00 to 
repair the damage done to the room. 

This makes the second since Thanksgiving caused 
by smoking. 



The Friars had their pictures taken at Webber's 
Studio, Tuesday. 

Soule, '15, has been at his home in Augusta, He 
is suffering from a sprained leg. 

The new College Calendar is now on sale at the 
Bookstore. The Calendars this year are better than 
ever. Grant, '12, and Gardner, '13, are the publish- 
ers. 

Americo Bernardino, alias "Spaghetti," the vender 
of plaster ornaments, has been on the campus for a 
few days after a tour of all the larger New Eng- 
land colleges and schools. 

Bishop Codman will speak at the Saint Paul's 
Episcopal Church next Sunday evening at 7.30. All 
Episcopal men in college are invited to meet him in 
the Rectory after the service. 

Dean Sills was the guest of Delta Upsilon Fra- 
ternity, Monday evening, and gave a short talk on 
ways of getting good men to come to Bowdoin. He 
expects to speak to each of the fraternities on this 
subject before the Christmas vacation. 

The following letter is being circulated about the 
college : "The undersigned, undergraduates of Bow- 
doin College, desire to express their approval of 
President Taft's projected treaties with Great 
Britain and France." 

Professor William Hawley Davis will give a se- ^ 
ries of readings from Dickens' works, in Hubbard X, 
Hall at 7.30 next Monday. They will consist of 
selections from Sketches by Boz, parts of the Christ- 
mas Carol, and other writings appropriate to this 
season of the year. 

The Christmas fraternity dances will be held this X 
year on the following dates : Beta Theta Pi, on 
Wednesday evening, December 20; Zeta Psi, Theta 
Delta Chi, Alpha Delta Phi, and Delta Kappa Epsi- 
lon on Thursday evening, December 21 ; and Delta 
Upsilon and Kappa Sigma on Friday evening, De- 
cember 22. 

The corrected list of papers represented by the 
Press Club is as follows ; 

Bangor Daily News, Bangor Daily Commercial, 
Portland Eastern Argus, Portland Express-Adver- 
tiser, Portland Sunday Telegram, Portland Press, 
Kennebec Journal, Lewiston Journal, Lewiston Sun, 
Boston Globe. New York Post, New York Sun, 
New York Globe, New York Herald, Burlington 
(Vt.) Free Press, Springfield Republican, Associated 
Press, Intercollegiate, and the Orient. 

"Bowdoin Night" marked the monthly meeting of 
the Winthrop Improvement and Historical Associa- 
tion of Winthrop, Mass., last week, in the Deane 
Winthrop House. The placing of portraits of Gov- 
ernor James Bowdoin and Madan Bowdoin, ai:d 
addresses by Bowdoin graduates, resulted in one of 
the most notable meetings of tiie society. Ervine 
D. Osborne, principal of the Winthrop High School, 
read a paper sketching the career of James Bowdoin, 
the formation of the college and its growth to the 
present time. Edgar O. Achorn of Boston, Simon 
W. Hathaway, and Preston Churchill of Winthrop, 
gave reminiscences of college life and spoke words 
of praise for their Alma Mater. College songs were 
sung, and the rooms of the old house which Gov- 
ernor Bowdoin owned for about forty years were 
decorated with the college colors. 



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Among- Bowdoin men who have recently been in 
the public eye is Dr. Edville Gerhardt Abbott. Dr. 
Abbott was graduated from the Medical School of 
Maine in '98 and later from Bowdoin in '06. For a 
long time he taught surgery in the Medical School. 
At present he is head surgeon in the Children's Hos- 
pital of Portland. It is in this capacity that he has 
become famous. Spinal curvature has never been 
successfully treated in former years, but Dr. Abbott 
has recently invented a method which is successful 
— so successful, in fact, that men have been coming 
to Portland from all over the United States to study 
it. It is extremely simple, as compared to former 
methods of treatment, and does away with all straps 
and braces. Briefly, his method consists of bending 
the body in the opposite direction in which it is bent. 
That is, if the spine curves to the right and back- 
ward, it is bent in a corresponding position to the 
left and backward. The body is then placed in a 
plaster cast and left for three weeks, after which the 
patient is freed. 

One of Commander Peary's sledges which he 
used in his recent Arctic exploration was received 
Tuesday at the Library from the" Museum of Nat- 
ural tlistory in New York City. It is the identical 
sledge with which Commander Peary reached the 
North Pole. It has been a custom with Com- 
mander Peary to give his sledges a name, and this 
one was fitly named "General Hubbard," after one of 
Bowdoin's most illustrious alumni, a member of the 
Class of 1857, and at the time of the discovery of 
the Pole, president of the Peary Arctic Club. 

The sledge shows the effects of the hard knocks 
it received on the perilous trip to the "top of the 
world." Its sides are split and scarred by bumps 
from ice-hummocks and ridges. It was designed by 
Commander Peary himself, and is the result of 23 
years of experience in the land of the midnight sun. 
It is longer than the Eskimo type, being 12 feet in 
length, while the sledge used by the natives is but 9 
feet long. In width it is the same, 2 feet. It is 
made principally of oak, and is bound together with 
sealskin thongs. The sides are about two inches 
thick. The runners are curved upward in front, 
while on the rear of the sledge are lashed handles 
for use in guiding. The body is about 7 inches from 
the ground. 

The sledge is at present in the hall on the second 
floor of the Library. It has attracted considerable 
attention, and makes all who have seen it feel proud 
to think that it is a relic of the greatest exploring 
feat of modern times, and that it was the work of 
a Bowdoin man. 



IFntevcoUeoiate Botes 



the ages of 16 and 17, all of the five coming from 
high schools. The present Freshman class has the 
same average age as the class of 1914, but the 1915 
men are three-tenths of an inch taller and average 
four pounds heavier. The Sophomores are stronger, 
however, with a total strength of 994.2, as compared 
with 968 for the Freshmen. 

The Syracuse football men elected their captain 
while they were in a street car on their way back to 
their hotel, after their Thanksgiving Day game in 
St. Louis. 

Exeter will have a new board running track ready 
for use after the Christmas holidays. The old one 
has been used 14 years. 



Hlunini Bepavtment 



'96. — Dr. John H. Bates, democrat, was 
elected mayor of Rochester, N. H., Tuesday, 
Dec. 5. Dr. Bates polled 908 votes to 646 for 
his opponent. 

'96. — At the recent municipal elections in 
Rochester, N. H., Dr. John H. Bates was 
elected mayor of the city. Dr. Bates is the 
first Democratic mayor of Rochester in ten 
years. 

'97. — Dr. E. F. Pratt, Bowdoin, '97, Medi- 
cal School, '00, has moved to Brunswick and 
has opened an office over the Pastime Theatre. 
Plis residence is on School Street. 

'97. — Edwin S. Pratt, Medic, '00, has just 
moved into the house at 27 School Street, and 
has temporarily opened offices at the Pastime 
Building. Before coming to Brunswick this 
fall, Dr. Pratt has practiced at New Portland. 
Last year. Dr. Pratt did graduate work at the 
Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Gen- 
eral Hospital, and the Children's Hospital, 
where he specialized in surgery. 

'98. — Guy H. Sturgis was elected Alderman 
from Ward 9 at the Portland municipal elec- 
tion on Dec. 4th. 

'03. — A. P. Havey of Sullivan, has recently 
been appointed Insurance Commissioner of 
Maine. 



A series of interclass basketball games will be 
held this year at Maine. This plan was tried last 
year, and was very successful. 

The Freshman class at Yale is composed of big- 
ger men, physically, than any of the previous classes. 
There is an unusual number of men exceeding 6 feet 
in height, and the 'height ranges from 5 feet to 6 feet 
5 i-io inches; the weight from 96 pounds to 264. 
The average age is 19 years. There are five between 



Medical School of Maine 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE 

Addison S. Thayer, Dean 

10 Deering Street, Portland, Maine 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XLI 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, JANUARY 5, 1912 



NO. 21 



^ NEW GYMNASIUM CONTRACT 

At a meeting of the Committee on the 
new Gymnasium held in the Faculjty 
Room, Massachusetts Hall, Dec. 21, it was 
voted to award the general contract for the 
gymnasium building and the Thomas W. 
Hyde Athletic Building to the Tyson Con- 
struction Co., of Boston. The contract for 
the heating of both buildings was awarded to 
Albert B. Franklin of Boston ; the contract for 
wiring was awarded to the Cleveland Co., of 
Portland; the contract for plumbing to 
the F. & C. B. Nash €0. of Portland. The 
total cost of both buildings, not including the 
equipment, will be about $100,000. 

It has been finally decided to locate the 
buildings between the Sargent Gymnasium 
and the observatory, and fronting the quad- 
rangle between King Chapel and Maine Hall. 
Both buildings will be of brick with cement 
foundation. It is understood that the work of 
construction may be begun at once. 

The members of the committee present at 
the meeting were President William DeWitt 
Hyde, Chairman; Dr. F. N. Whittier, Secre- 
tary; Hon. Franklin Conant Payson, Port- 
land; Mr. Charles T. Hawes, Bangor; and 
Professor George T. Files. Ex-Governor 
William T. Cobb of Rockland, and Ex-Mayor 
Edwin U. Curtis of Boston, Mass., were una- 
ble to be present. 



QUILL BOARD ELECTION 

At a meeting of the Quill Board Dec. 19, 
Edward Oliver Baker, '13, of North Adams, 
Mass., was elected chairman of the Board for 
the coming year. The other members of the 
Board of Editors, elected at that time, 
are Walter Faber Eberhardt, '13, of New 
York City, and Kenneth Allan Robinson, '14, 
of Biddeford. Laurence Alden Crosby, '13, 
of Bangor, was elected manager, and Alfred 
Everett Gray, '14, of Portsmouth, N. H., 
assistant manager. 



SENIOR CLASS ELECTS OFFICERS 

On December 18, the Class of 1912 chose 
the following officers for the year: 

President, John L. Hurley of Maiden, 
Mass. 

Vice-President, George F. Wilson of Al- 
bion. 

Secretary-Treasurer, WilHam A. MacCor- 
mick of South Framingham, Mass. 

Marshal, Robert D. Cole of Arlington, 
Mass. 

Poet, Eugene F. Bradford of Bangor. 

Orator, Charles F. Adams of Auburn. 

Historian, Arthur D. Welch of Portland. 

Chaplain, Clyde R. Chapman of Fairfield. 
Opening Address, Burleigh C Rodick of 
Freeport. 

Closing Address, Frank A. Smith of 
Calais. 

Class Day Committee : J. H. Newell, chair- 
man, S. J. Marsh, J- H. Joy, E. D. Leigh, and 
H. A. White. 



DEBATING LEAGUE TO BE FORMED 

It has been practically decided that Bow- 
doin will enter a three-cornered debating 
league of which the other members will be 
Wesleyan and New York University tliis 
year. This means that two teams will be put 
in the field and one of them will probably de- 
bate Wesleyan at Brunswick, while the other 
on the same night will debate New York Uni- 
versity on the other side of the same question 
at New York. 

The Debating Council, at a meeting 
held December 19, adopted a set of regu- 
lations for this league and these will be sub- 
mitted to the other members immediately for 
their approval. 



ATHLETIC COUNCIL MEETING 

At a meeting held December 21 the 
Athletic Council discussed the matter of the 
rotating schedule recently proposed by the 
Maine Intercollegiate Athletic Association at 
its meeting in Portland and the following de- 
cision was adopted: "The Bowdoin Athletic 



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Council after full consideration of the pro- 
posed rotating schedule for six years, is un- 
willing to be bound by any schedule for so 
long a time, but will in the future, as hereto- 
fore, be glad to take up annually with the 
other Maine colleges in a fair spirit, the foot- 
ball schedule for the year." 

This would seem to make such a schedule 
impossible ■ but will mean that the schedules 
will be considered from year to year as for- 
merly. 



BOWDOIN MEN IN POLITICS 

Among the prominent men of the State it 
is interesting to note the number of young 
Bowdoin graduates. Within the past 'few 
months the rapid rise of young Bowdoin 
alumni in politics has been exceptional. 

A. P. Havey, '03, of Sullivan, has recently 
been appointed Insurance Commissioner of 
the State by Governor Plaisted. Mr. Havey 
is better known to the majority of Bowdoin 
men as "Andy" Havey, 'varsity pitcher. 

In Portland politics, two recent graduates 
of the college are very prominent. Guy H. 
Sturgis, '03, was elected alderman from Ward 
9 at the recent municipal election on Decem- 
ber 4. 

The other Portland representative is Ed- 
ward S. Anthoine of the Class of 1902. Mr. 
Anthoine was recently honored by being 
elected chairman of the Republican city com- 
mittee. He has also been a member of the 
city council for two years. 

Still another is Emery O. Beane of Hallo- 
well, a member of the Class of 1904. He is 
mayor of his home city, and enjoys the unique 
distinction of being the youngest Democratic 
Mayor in the State. Mr. Beane will long be 
remembered for the speedy, slashing game he 
played as end on the football team. 

Although Dr. John H. Bates, '96, lives in 
the State of New Hampshire, it would be well 
to mention him, also. On Tuesday, December 
15, at Rochester, New Hampshire, he was 
elected Mayor. He is the first Democratic 
Mayor in ten years. 



Savage of Bangor, John Edward Dunphy of 
Portland, Cedric Russell Crowell of Rich- 
mond Hill, N. Y., and Edward Oliver Baker 
of North Adams, Mass. Besides the men 
initiated last night the active membership in- 
cludes Lawrence A. Crosby, '13, of Bangor, 
and Philip S. Wood, '13, of Bar Harbor. 

The members from the Class of 1912, who 
were present at the initiation and banquet, 
are: Eugene F. Bradford of Bangor, George 

C. Brooks of Reading, Mass., George F. Cres- 
sey of Portland, Maurice H. Gray of Old- 
town, John L. Hurley of Maiden, Mass., 
George C. Kern of Portland, Jesse H. Mc- 
Kenney of Brunswick, Joseph H. Newell of 
Richmond, Frank H. Smith of Calais, Arthur 

D. Welch of Portland, and Herman A. White 
of Bangor. 



FRIAR INITIATION 

The Friars held their annual fall initiation 
and banquet at Riverton on Friday evening, 
December 15. The following members of the 
Class of 19 1 3 were initiated: Paul Chapman 



PHI CHI INITIATION 

Gamma Gamma Chapter of Phi Chi Fra- 
ternity (Medical) held its initiation Sat- 
urday afternoon, December 16, in Red- 
men's Hall, Portland. The men initiated are : 
Francis Aborn Perkins, M.D., of Madbury, N. 
H. ; Wm. DeSue Anderson of Portland ; 
Ralph Lester Barrett of East Sumner; Sidney 
Cullingwood Dalrymple of Medford, Mass. ; 
Harold Linwood Doten of Lewiston; Herbert 
Francis Hale, A.B., of New Sharon; George 
Cragin Kern of Portland; Philip Albert Kim- 
ball of Tamworth, N. H. ; Charles Wesley 
Kinghorn of Yarmouthville ; Herbert Luther 
Lombard of Bridgton; Lawrence McFarland, 
A.B., of Portland; William Berchman Me- 
laugh of Portland; William John O'Connor 
of Augusta ; Arthur Hale Parcher of Ells- 
worth ; Robert Cole Pletts of Brunswick ; 
Wendell Otis Philbrook of Greene; George 
Alton Tibbetts of Brunswick; and Gard Wil- 
son Twaddle of Bethel. Of these first year 
medical students, Parcher, Lombard, Kern 
and Tibbetts are seniors in the academical 
department. 

In the evening the members of the active 
chapter and the alumni enjoyed a banquet at 
the Congress Square Hotel. The speaker of 
the evening was Dr. John B. Blake of Boston, 
who spoke upon Surgical Treatment of Frac- 
tures of the Extremities, Particularly Those 
Involving Joints. 

In the forenoon the members of the frater- 
nity sat for a chapter picture at Hanson's. The 



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first and second year students were the guests 
of the third and fourth year students at din- 



The Christmas collection amounted to 
$30.77 and was the means of providing 16 
famihes with a good dinner. 



SUNDAY CHAPEL 

At Sunday chapel service of Dec. 17, Pres- 
ident Hyde spoke of a few current coloquial- 
isms and of their real meanings. We find in 
the Bible that the prophet told Hezekiah that 
all of his property and his descendants were 
to be taken to Babylon in captivity. But as this 
would not affect the course of events in his 
life, he seemingly did not care. What is 
thought of a man with such heedlessness? 
There was the current expression, "C is a gen- 
tleman's rank ;" but it is being put down now. 
What would be thought of a man who desired 
C and worked for it as his ideal in rank? An- 
other of these current phrases among college 
men is, "Get by." One's whole philosophy of 
life is revealed in the expression. A business 
man, after asking a young man in law school 
what he expected to do in his examinations, re- 
ceived the reply that he hoped to "get by." Up- 
on this reply the business man asked the 
young man if he could even expect to receive 
a large and important case from him with the 
only assurance that he hoped to get it by. 

Such wretched phrases as these are getting 
current. They simply mean that one does not 
mean to take a course for the good which he 
will receive from it, but that he will try to get 
around it on the other side. Let us bury 
these worthless phrases. No such ideal is for 
any man having a serious responsibility of 
life. 



Y. M. C. A. NOTES 

The practical side of Christianity is being 
emphasized this year in the Y. M. C. A. meet- 
ings and next Thursday, January 11, the sub- 
ject will be along this line. The subject is 
"Christianity and the Criminal Class" and no 
better man could be found in the state to pre- 
sent this phase than Mr. E. P. Wentworth of 
Portland. . For 35 years Mr. Wentworth has 
been connected with the State School for Boys 
and has been Superintendent since 1897. He 
is also President of the Maine Prison Associa- 
tion and ex-President of the National Confer- 
ence on Backward, Truant and Delinquent 
Children. His wide experience will make his 
remarks especially valuable. 



FINANCIAL CONDITION OF HIWALE'S WORK 

Since the college has undertaken the par- 
tial support of A. S. Hiwale in his work in In- 
dia as the Bowdoin Missionary a statement of 
his financial condition will be interesting. 

Hiwale has an allowance of $660 a year, 
$500 as a personal allowance, $40 for rent and 
$120 for conveyance. The mission does" not 
pay a cent towards these items of his support. 
In addition, Hiwale is spending about $800 a 
year to carry on the work in his district and 
is receiving but $360 from the American 
Board which cannot be increased as the money 
would have to be taken from other stations 
which are themselves in great need. $1,100 
must then be raised from Hiwale's friends to 
carry on 'his work. A large part of this has 
come from Rev. T. S. Lee, the missionary un- 
der whom Hiwale has been working, but Mr. 
Lee died this summer and that support has 
been cut off. "In consequence," Mr. Hume, 
the missionary in charge of the district, writes, 
"1912 is likely to be the hardest year in Anan- 
drao's (Hiwale's) life, and a very critical one 
for Mission work in the Satara district." 

The second problem is that of a house for 
Hiwale. He is at present living in a very poor 
house which is neither healthy nor safe. $400 
have been collected from friends for a new 
house, but this is totally inadequate and he 
must continue in poor accommodations for the 
present. 

Every dollar will count this year more 
than ever. Let us make an effort to help 
Hiwale out in this crisis. 



THE CHRISTMAS DANCES 



Alpha Delta Phi 

The annual house party and Christmas dance of 
the Bowdoin Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi fraternity 
was held Dec. 21, the committee in charge of the 
event consisting of Edward Longworth Morss, '12, 
of Boston, Alton Levicount Grant, Jr., '12, of Lew- 
iston, Curtis Tuttle, '13, of Colusa, Cal., Arthur 
Llewellyn Pratt, '14, of Bath, and George Arthur 
MacWilliams, '15, of Bangor. 

The first feature of the event was a dinner party 
served at the chapter house at six o'clock. At nine 
o'clock dancing began at Pythian Hall and continued 

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BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



WILLIAM A. MacCORMICK, igiz, Editor-in-Chief 
DOUGLAS H. McMURTRIE, 1913 Managing Editor 
HAROLD P. VANNAH, 1912 Alumni Editor 

ASSOCIATE Editors 



R. D. LEIGH. 1914 
D. K. MERRILL. 1914 
K. A. ROBINSON. 1914 
R. E. SIMPSON. 1914 



W. R. SPINNEY. 1912 
L. E. JONES. 1913 
V. R. LEAVITT, 1913 
F. D. ^K^ISH, Jr.. 1913 



H. C. L. ASHEY, igii Business Manager 

H. B. WALKER, 1913 Asst. Business Manager 

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a*es alumni, and officers of instruction. No anony- 
nnous manuscript can be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions should 
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Vol. XLI. 



JANUARY 5, 1912 



That the college man of 
Why Not? to-day is tolerably igno- 

rant in regard to political 
conditions in the world, is a fact which seems 
to be almost beyond question. The life of a 
college is often, if not usually in one sense, 
narrow and centered in collegiate affairs. We 
are constantly wrapped up in our athletic con- 
tests, in our problems of self-government and 
in our own intellectual development. We are 
preparing ourselves to do something when we 
get out in the world. We try to best fit our- 
selves to give something to the world beyond 
the college. But does this justify us in ap- 
pearing disinterested in the history which is 
being made daily? We perhaps, take a few 
minutes each noon to look at the papers in the 
reading-room but athletic topics usually claim 
our interest. Politics seems to be too large a 
topic for the college man to handle while he is 
preparing himself for active life later on. In 
the daily routine of the college there are too 



many important things without looking out- 
side for more sttbjects to discuss. 

Conditions at Bowdoin in regard to poli- 
tics and world-wide questions have been sadly 
neglected in the past two or three years. A 
single instance would not be out of place. A 
few weeks ago a speaker visited the college to 
speak to the undergraduates on the question 
of International Peace. The Peace Movement 
offers one of the largest issues of the day for 
widespread interest. And yet out of a body 
of over three hundred men only about thirty 
were interested enough to attend the lecture. 
To whatever source the lack of interest in this 
question and others equally as important may 
be attributed, the fact remains that the under- 
graduate body can better conditions through 
its own efforts. Only a few years ago — in 
fact, during the course of the present Seniors 
— at least one political club existed in Bow- 
doin. It was a means by which the men con- 
nected with it became acquainted with ques- 
tions before the country. It kept alive discus- 
sions on topics which should be of vital inter- 
est to the college man. Throughout the 
w'hole country to-day colleges are taking up 
political matters through clubs organized for 
this purpose. What, then, would be more 
beneficial to men here in Bowdoin than the 
establishment of at least one or two such un- 
dergraduate clubs? 



Before the holidays the so- 
Junior Assembly cial life of the college was 
made bright by the in- 
formal dances held in the several fraternity 
homes. One week from to-night the college 
will be thrown open to receive friends and vis- 
itors at the first Junior Assembly of the year. 
It is perhaps often felt by many in college that 
such an affair is carried on simply for the 
class under whose auspices it is held. This 
view is, of course, rather small in comparison 
to what the event should mean. At various 
times during the year we receive the public to 
our athletic contests, to our prize-speaking 
contests and debates and all these functions 
play their part in making up what we call 
"college life." The development of the col- 
lege community, however, would not be com- 
plete if the social features were neglected. 
So to avoid any possibility for negligence the 
Junior Assemblies are held at the most suit- 
able time of the year. The Assemblies are not 
class affairs but distinctly collegiate in every 



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way. They, therefore, in the purpose for 
which they are maintained can be most suc- 
cessful if supported by undergraduate inter- 
est. 



Bowdoin has many repre- 
A Son of Bowdoin sentatives in lands outside 
our own but of none other 
should she be more proud than of A. S. 
Hiwale in India. When Hiwale graduated 
from college in 1909 and sailed for his own 
country to do mission service, Bowdoin 
claimed him as her first missionary. Since 
that time he has carried on his work among 
his own people with the Bowdoin spirit 
which he received while here in college. 
During this week we have been brought into 
very close relations with him and the work he 
is doing. We have also been made aware of 
the fact that the undergraduates should be 
proud to lend support to him. We do not in- 
tend to sermonize on the value of the mission- 
ary work which is being carried on to-day. 
The average college man must admit that it 
is one of the big movements of the time. But 
the undergraduate in Bowdoin should feel a 
special and definite interest in the work which 
a Bowdoin man is doing in India. This inter- 
est can find expression in various ways but 
a careful scrutiny of the financial conditions 
under which Hiwale is working, readily shows 
that a loyal subscription would be most highly 
appreciated by him. 



The Christmas Dances 

Continued from page 169 

until three o'clock in the morning, an orchestra led 
by Miss Airaee Stetson playing for the order of 
twenty-four dances. The hall was prettily decorated 
with the fraternity colors, green and white, college 
and fraternity banners and Christmas decorations. 
At one end of the hall was a large star and crescent 
of electric lights. When the time came for the last 
dance all other lights in the hall were turned off and 
these alone shone. The programs for the dance had 
leather covers on which were the fraternity initials 
in Greek, while on the first page inside was the fra- 
ternity crest. 

Grant of Lewiston, was the caterer for the re- 
freshments served at intermission. 

Mrs. E. L. Philoon of Auburn, Mrs. Charles C. 
Hutchins, Mrs. William A. Moody and Mrs. Gard- 
ner Cram were the patronesses. 

Among the guests were Miss Elizabeth Curtis of 
Portland, Miss Virginia' Woodbury of Brunswick, 
Miss Hazel Bonney of Auburn, Miss Elsie Emery 
of Saco, Miss Methyl Decker of Mechanic Falls, 
Miss Marion White of Bangor, Miss Hazel Munro 



of North Jay, Miss Marion Sanborn of Auburn, 
Miss Frances Skolfield of Brunswick, Miss Alberta 
Robinson of Portland, Miss Ruth Goodwin of Saco, 
.Miss Ruth Whitman of Bangor, Miss Margaret Tor- 
rey of Bath, Miss Lida Baker of Boston, Miss Ruth 
Woodman of Saco, Miss Mabel Davis of Bruns- 
wick, Miss Gale Littlefield of Bangor, Miss Ruth 
Thompson of Bath, Miss Dorothy Laughlin of 
Portland, Miss Dorrice Robinson of Bangor, Miss 
Ruth Young of Saco, Miss Caroline RuUmann of 
Bath, Miss Katherine Hall of Portland, Miss Mar- 
garet Sewall of Bath, Miss Ellen Baxter of Bruns- 
wick, Miss Olive Nutter of Brunswick, Miss Carrie 
Jenkins of Portland, Miss Evelyn Edwards of Port- 
land, Miss Lydia Cook of Portland. 

The delegates from the other fraternities were 
Robert Parsons King, '12, of Ellsworth, from Psi 
Upsilon, Benjamin Dyer Holt, '13, of Portland, from 
Delta Kappa Epsilon, John Edward Dunphy, '13, of 
Portland, from Theta Delta Chi, John Lawrence 
Hurley, '12, of Medford, Mass., from Zeta Psi, Har- 
old Davis Gilbert, '13, of Farmington, from Delta 
Upsilon, Edmund Sylvester, '14, of Freeport, from 
Kappa Sigma, and Lowell Sanborn Foote, '12, of 
Dover, N. H., from Beta Theta Pi. 

Other guests were Paul L. White, '14, of Indian- 
anoUs, Ind., J. Harold Machette, Edward H. Weath- 
erill, '11, Philip Weatherill of Brunswick, and Har- 
rison L. Robinson, '11, of Bangor. 



Beta Tiieta Pi 



The Christmas Dance of Beta Theta Pi was held 
Dec. 20. Music was furnished for an order of 
twenty dances by the College Orchestra and at in- 
termission refreshments were served. The house 
was tastefully decorated in a seasonable manner. 
The patronesses -were : Mrs. Roscoe J. Ham, Mrs. 
William E. Lunt. 

Among _ the guests were : Misses Kath- 
erine Jenkins, Ruth Jenkins, Eulalia Duddy, Lydia 
Skolfield, OHve Barnes, Katherine Johnson, Mar- 
guerite Burr of Portland ; Misses Lynnette Philbrick, 
Margaret Wood of Bangor; Misses Beatrice Hack- 
er and Grace Lunt of Brunswick; Miss Iva Record 
and Miss Genevieve Dwinal of Auburn; Miss Phyl- 
lis Waterman of Cambridge, Mass. 

The committee in charge : Francis X. Callahan, 
'14, of Portland; Clarence A. Brown, '14, of Port- 
land, and D. Earl Gardner, '13, of Calais. 



Theta Delta Chi 



The members of Eta Charge of Theta Delta Chi 
held their annual Christmas dance at the charge 
house on Maine Street, Thursday evening, Dec. 21. 
The chaperons were Mrs. H. W. Cobb of Bath, Mrs. 
Frank E. Woodruff and Mrs. Wilmot B. Mitchell 
of Brunswick. The committee in charge of the 
dance consisted of Philip P. Cole, '12, of Bath ; Neil 
A. Fogg, '13, of Freeport; and Louis A. Donahue, 
'14 of Portland. Lovell's Orchestra played for an 
order of 20 dances, and the house was handsomely 
decorated in harmony with the holiday spirit. 

The guests were : Dean Sills of the faculty, Leon 
S. Lippincott, '10; and Miss Gladys Richardson of 
Arlington, Mass. ; Miss Laurel Wyman of Lawrence, 



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Mass. ; Miss Marguerite Lynam of Soraerville, 
Mass. ; Misses Margaret Hewey, Janet Peters, Eliz- 
abeth Wyer, Jessie Ridge, Helene Schonland, Olivia 
Bagley, Elizabeth Payson and Frances Crosman, of 
Portland ; Miss Gladys Newell, of Levviston ; Misses 
Gertrude Dillon and Katherine Torrey, of Bath ; 
Misses Emily Felt, Sue Winchell and Gertrude Sad- 
ler, of Brunswick; Miss Lillian Fogg of Freeport; 
Misses Gladys Abbott and Marjorie Scribner of 
Bridgton ; and Miss Lynnette Philbrick of Bangor. 



Zeta Psi 

Lambda Chapter of Zeta Psi held its Christmas 
dance on the evening of December 21. The Col- 
lege Orchestra played for twenty enjoyable dances; 
the patronesses were Mrs. Hartley C. Baxter, Mrs. 
Henry Johnson, Mrs. Charles Bickford, and Mrs. 
William E. Lunt; the committee in charge, Harold 
W. Miller, Paul C. Lunt, and Robert W. Belknap, 
1913- 

Among the guests present were the Misses Mar- 
guerite Burr, Gladys Burr, Doris Powers, Frances 
Darker, and Edith Sawyer of Portland ; Miss Edith 
Klein of Mt. Vernon; Miss Helen Merriman of 
Brunswick; Miss Gladys Umberhind of Topsham; 
Miss Morrison of Bar Harbor ; and the Misses Lil- 
lian Johnson and Carolyn Sparks of Augusta. 



Delta Upsilon 

The Bowdoin Chapter of Delta Upsilon cele- 
brated the closing of the fall term by a dance, Dec. 
22, at their home on Maine Street. The hall 
was decorated with Christmas colors and col- 
lege and fratenity banners. The College Orchestra 
played for an order of eighteen dances. The pa- 
tronesses were : Mrs. Frederick W. Brown and Mrs. 
William Hawley Davis of Brunswick, and Mrs. Jen- 
nie Bird of Rockland. 

Among those present were : Miss Mildred Co- 
nant, Hazel Lothrop, Maryella Rendall, Virginia 
Dunn, Mina Everett, and May Dinsmore of Au- 
burn ; Miss Dorothy Bird, Madeline Bird, Kath- 
erine Spear, and Blanche Hanscom of Rockland ; 
Miss Elva Niles, of East Saugus, Mass. ; Miss 
Marion Smart of Portland ; Miss Edna Dyer of 
Manchester ; Miss Mamie O'Brien of Lubec ; _Miss 
Gertrude Sadler of Brunswick; and Miss Vivienne 
Lamont of Bath. 

The committee in charge of the dance were : Carl 
D. Skillin, '12, of Hallowell, chairman; H. Burton 
Walker, '13, of Biddeford, and Samuel W. Chase, 
'14, of Lowell, Mass. 

Harold M. Smith, '09, and Mrs. Smith were 
among the guests. 



Kappa Sigma 

Alpha Rho Chapter of Kappa Sigma held a very 
pleasing Christmas dance, Dec. 22, at their home 
on Harpswell Street. The house was very prettily 
decorated with seasonable colors. Stetson's Orches- 
tra of Brunswick, furnished the music and the or- 
der consisted of twenty-two dances. A pleasing 
feature of the affair was the introduction of a 
Christmas tree presided over by a Santa Claus, and 



from this favors accompanied by an appropriate 
verse were given. 

The patronesses were : Mrs. Roscoe J. Ham, Mrs. 
Wilmot B. Mitchell of Brunswick, and Mrs. Willis 
B. Moulton of Portland. 

Among those present were : Misses Rita Mitch- 
ell, Florence Carll, Dorothy Gould, Olive Gould, 
Annie Hodgkins, of Portland ; Misses Lorraine 
Eaton, Marguerite Hutchins, and Margaret Day of 
Brunswick ; Miss Ida Beane of Winthrop ; Miss 
Kathleen Duffy of Gardiner ; Miss Jessie Merrill of 
Freeport. Mr. Ensign Otis, '09, and Mrs. Otis of 
Rockland, were also present. 

The committee in charge of the affair : Wal- 
ter J. Greenleaf, '12, of Portland, chairman; Robert 
D. Leigh, '14, of Seattle ; and Chester G. Abbott, '13, 
of Lynn, Mass. 



J^acult^ Botes 



Professor Kenneth C. M. Sills has just pub- 
lished a small volume of poems entitled "The First 
American." The title poem is the one read by him 
at the Lincoln Centennial celebration. The rest of 
the poems include original verse and sonnets and 
translations from Dante and Horace. The book is 
printed by the Brunswick Publishing Co. and it is 
very nicely printed and bound. Only a few copies 
were issued for Prof. Sills's friends, and a few are 
on sale at Chandler's. 

This makes the fourth volume of verse published 
bv members of the faculty during the year. The 
others are "The Seer" by Prof. Henry Johnson ; "A 
Roman Wit," translations from Martial, by Prof. 
Paul Nixon; and "The Pond" by Dr. Wm. A. 
Houghton. 

Prof. Cram attended the meeting of the Ameri- 
can Chemical Society in Washington during the 
holidays. Dr. Loomis also attended the meetings of 
the society. 

Prof. Catlin attended the meeting of the Ameri- 
can Economic Association in Washington during the 
recess. 

Professor Orren C. Hormell spoke on "City and 
County in New England" at the eighth annual meet- 
ing of the American Political Science Association 
which was held at Buffalo and Toronto from 
Wednesday, Dec. 27, to Saturday, Dec. 30. 

President William DeWitt Hyde spoke on "Child 
Welfare" at a meeting at the Lafayette Hotel, Dec. 
18, of representatives of the Boys' Club, Portland 
Fraternity, Home for Friendless Boys, Children's 
Protective Society, Children's Committee and Prison 
Association, and the Associated Charities. 

Professor Warren B. Catlin attended the annual 
meeting of the American Economic Association at 
Washington, D. C, Dec. 27 to 30. At that meeting 
papers were read by Professor Henrv C. Emery. 
Bowdoin, '92. chairman of the Tariff Commission, 
and also by Professor Fairchild of Yale, formerly a 
member of the Bowdoin Faculty. 

Professor Hormell read a paper at the_ nieeting 
of the American Political Science Association at 
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Boston Sunday Herald of December 31 says edito- 
rially : 

"The conditions which exist in the 14 counties of 
Massachusetts were described with fairness and ac- 
curacy in a carefully prepared paper read by Prof. 
0. C. Hormell, of Bowdoin College. His survey of 
the situation brought out the fact that many, if not 
most, of the abuses which we have succeeded in 
eliminating from city administration during the last 
half-dozen years are permitted to continue without 
molestation in our counties. These various oppor- 
tunities for improvement in county administration 
with others which are set forth in Professor Hor- 
mell's report, might well have the attention of Mas- 
sachusetts legislators." 



(Tolleoe IFlotes 



Walter Emerson, '11, was on the campus, Mon- 



day. 

'Varsity relay practice is being held every day at 
4IS- 

Harry P. Bridge, '15, was recently initiated into 
the Zeta Psi Fraternity. 

Harry Faulkner spent the Christmas holidays 
with S. J. Hiinch in Danforth. 

There are about forty Bowdoin men taking grad- 
uate work at Harvard this year. 

Professor Sills spent the holiday recess at the 
home of his parents at Geneva, N. Y. 

E. Baldwin Smith, '11, has been added to the 
faculty of Reed College, Portland, Ore. 

The Massachusetts Club will hold a meeting Sat- 
urday night, Jan. 6, at the Delta Upsilon House. 

A large nuinber of fellows went to the Jeffer- 
son Theater and Keith's in Portland, Monday night. 

Harry Peter Faulkner, '15, of Boston, Mass., was 
initiated into the Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity 
Dec. 20. 

Among the visitors on the campus, Tuesday, 
were Purington, '11, Merrill, '11, Meserve, '11, and 
Levature, '99. 

The sled which Peary used in his trip to the 
North Pole, has been removed from the rotunda of 
the library. 

A squad of about 15 men reported for relay prac- 
tice Tuesday, in p: eparation for the B. A. A. meet 
in Boston, Feb. 10, when Bowdoin meets Tufts. 

In view of the small-pox recently discovered in 
Brunswick the faculty advises those who have not 
been vaccinated within five or six years, to be 
treated immediately. 

' Warren D. Eddy, '14, was taken Monday to his 
home in Portland, where he will be operated on for 
appendicitis. He has been confined to his room for 
several weeks with diphtheria. 

Dean Sills began a series of short talks on ob- 
jects of classical interest in the Art Building, Tues- 
day afternoon. He plans to take small parties of 
those taking Latin I. to the Art Building for these 
talks in the next few weeks. 



In connection with the presentation of the medal 
which the Sportsmen's Club of France has just voted 
to Rear Admiral Peary, appeared an article in the 
issue of the New York Times for Dec. 25, entitled 
"Peary, Sportsman." 

Charles A. Flagg, Bowdoin, '94, who is connected 
with the Library of Congress in Washington, has 
been chosen to perform the difficult task of a revis- 
ion and extension of the classification of American 
histories. 

Students will be interested to know that a new 
theatre is soon to be built down-town. A corpora- 
tion, known as the Cumberland Theatre Co., has 
been organized with a capital of $10,000. The build- 
ing will be located on Cumberland Street, just back 
of the former location of the Pastime. 

Hon. Sumner I. Kimball, Bowdon, '55, who has 
beeri for many years Superintendent of the Life 
Saving Service, was injured in Washington one day 
last week by being run down by an automobile. Mr. 
Kimball is more than 80 years old, and it is feared 
that his injury may be dangerous. 

The second regular meeting of the Classical Club 
was held Tuesday evening at the Delta Upsilon 
House. The program consisted of readings from 
the "Captivi" of Plautus by members of the club. 
This was followed by a general discussion and so- 
cial hour. Light refreshments were served. 

There will be an illustrated lecture in Memorial 
Hall, Thursday evening, January 4, at 8 p.m.. Rev. 
D. Brewer Eddy of Boston, secretary of the Amer- 
ican Missionary Board will speak on the work of 
\nand Sidoba Hiwale, '09, Bowdoin's missionary in 
India. There will be music by the College Orches- 
tra. The public is invited. 

The dates have been announced for the Junior 
Assemblies as Jan. 12 and Feb. 23. The committee 
in charge consists of Twombley, Wiggin, Emery, 
Skolfield, and Burns. Tickets may be obtained of 
any member of the committee before the dates on 
which the assemblies are to be held, or at the door 
on the night of the assembly. 

At the annual performance of the Musical Club 
of Harvard on December 18, Frank Kendrie, Bow- 
doin, '10, who is in the second year graduate de- 
partment, played a number of selections on the vio- 
lin. A Boston Transcript critic speaking of him 
says, "Mr. Kendrie, a thorough and serious violin- 
ist, should be praised as being excellent both indi- 
vidually and in ensemble." 

Maine will soon have a Peace Society in active 
operation, a branch of the historic American Peace 
Society. A meeting will be held in Portland in 
January to elect officers and complete the organiza- 
tion temporarily made on Nov. 28th. The Organ- 
ization Committee, of which Pres. Wilham DeWitt 
Hyde is a member, has George E. Fogg, '02, as its 
chairman. 

Shipley Ricker, Bowdoin, '08, who has been for 
some time connected with the Library of Congress 
in Washington, has left there to take charge of the 
periodical department of the New York Public Li- 
brary. Bowdoin representation in the Congressional 
Library has been kept at four, however, by the em- 
ployment there of Joseph C. White, Bowdoin, '11, 
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Professor William Hawley Davis, Monday 
evening in the Debating Room in Hubbard Hall fa- 
vored many of the students who had assembled, with 
readings from Dickens' "Christmas Carol" and se- 
lections from the "Sketches by Boz." His audience 
thoroughly enjoyed Professor Davis' reading, and at 
the close he received prolonged applause. 

A Christmas tree was given at the Pejepscot 
Sunday School December 15, under the direc- 
tion of Clarence A. Brown, '14, of Portland, and 
Alfred E. Gray, '14, of Portsmouth, N. H. The 
Pejepscot Sunday School and Boys' Club are run 
under the auspices of the Bowdoin Y.M.C.A. About 
60 were present at the Christmas tree, and it was a 
very pleasant event, especially for the youngsters. 

An article by Theodore Roosevelt entitled "The 
Search for Truth in a Reverent Spirit" in the Out- 
look for Dec. 2, contains the following paragraph; 
"It is striking to see how these two gifted French- 
men (M. Boutroux and M. Bergson), by their own 
road reach substantially the same conclusion, which, 
by a wholly different method, and, indeed, in treat- 
ing religion from a wholly different standpoint, 
is also reached by the President of Bowdoin College. 
Mr. Hyde's short volume combines in a high de- 
gree a lofty nobility of ethical concept with the 
most practical and straightforward commonsense 
treatment of the ways in which this concept should 
be realized in practice. Each of us must prescribe 
for himself in these matters, and one man's need 
will not be wholly met by what does meet another's ; 
personally, this book of President Hyde's gives me 
something that no other book does, and means to 
me very, very much." 



Hlumni department 



'57. — The death of Rev. David Sullivan 
Hibbard occurred in Gorfiam, Sunday, Dec. 
17. Altho Mr. Hibbard had made his home 
in Gorham only since 1896 he had so identified 
himself with its interests and that of the First 
Parish Church that on his going out, he will 
be greatly missed. 

Mr. Hibbard was born on April 27, 183 1, 
in Lebanon, N. H. He was graduated from 
Bowdoin in 1857 and from the Bangor Theo- 
logical Seminary in i860. Mr. Hibbard held 
pastorates in Eliot and East Sumner, Me., 
and in Wentworth, N. H. Two years were 
also spent in Kansas, from which state he and 
his family came When they settled in Gorham 
in 1896. Mr. Hibbard is survived by three 
daughters: Mrs. H. N. Robinson of Kansas, 
Mrs. Jennie S. Paul, and Miss Nellie W. Hib- 
bard. 

"Mr. Hibbard was a man of marked indi- 
viduality. He was an accurate student, with 
special gifts as a linguist. There was nothing 



superficial in his mental life, for he was ever 
wanting to find the roots of things. Connected 
with this accuracy was a severe logical turn 
of mind. No one saw through an assumption 
on a superficial argument sooner than he. He 
desired to know what a man's premises were 
and then demanded consistent reasoning. 
Added to this was a Puritan conscience. He 
had no use for mere show, or pretence, or af- 
fectation or shams, but in his private life he 
was the incarnation of realness and sincerity. 
Those who differed from him felt that, how- 
ever much they disagreed, they were dealing 
with an honest man, in every word, act, and 
emotion." 

'61. — In the death of Dr. John Warren 
Thorp at his residence in Oxford, N. Y., Fri- 
day, Dec. 15, Oxford loses one of its foremost 
citizens and an able physician. The doctor had 
been ill with penumonia only five days before 
his death. 

Dr. Thorp was born at East Boothbay, 
Maine, April 30, 1839. Being graduated from 
Bowdoin in 1861, he came to Oxford, N. Y. 
in the same year as an assistant in the Oxford 
Academy. Later he became principal of the 
school, a position which he held several years. 
When the school became the Oxford Academy 
and Union Free School, Dr. Thorp became a 
member of the Board of Education, of which 
he was president for several years. He had 
been a trustee of the Oxford Memorial Li- 
brary since its foundation. 

After about six years of teaching, he stud- 
ied medicine with the late Dr. S. F. McFar- 
land, completed courses in the College of 
Physicians and Surgeons in New York City 
and the Medical School of Maine. He began 
the practice of medicine in Oxford in 1868. 

He had been a deacon of the Congrega- 
tional Church and its clerk for many years. 
He married. May 9, 1865, Charlotte M. 
Brown. The deceased is survived by two 
sons: Rev. Willard B. Thorp of San Diego, 
Calif., and Rev. Charles N. Thorp of Chelsea, 
Mass. 



Medical School o! Maine 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE 

Addison S Thayer, Dean 

10 Deering Street, Portland, Maine 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XLl 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, JANUARY 12, 1912 



NO. 22 



WORK ON NEW GYMNASIUM BEGINS 

Superintendent Fred W. H. Kalor, the rep- 
resentative of the Tyson Co., who is to be in 
charge of the work on the new Gymnasium, 
has arrived and is now hard at work complet- 
ing the plans for the erection of the building. 
On the arrival of the lumber, Mr. Kalor's of- 
fice will be erected between the present Gym- 
nasium and the proposed site of the new build- 
ing. The contract for clearing excavation has 
been awarded to Strout and Pennell of Bruns- 
wick, and the work of clearing has been un- 
der way already for several days. Trenching 
will be begun immediately and carried on with 
all haste. It is probable that the building will 
be completed before it was expected. 



MEETING OF ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 

At the Athletic Association meeting, Jan. 
8, in Memorial Hall, Lawrence W. Smith, '13, 
of Portland, was elected football manager for 
next season and Robert D. Leigh, '14, of 
Seattle, Wash., was elected assistant manager. 
Paul E. Donahue, '14, of Portland, was elected 
assistant tennis manager. 

President Hurley, '12, spoke of the Student 
Council, outlined two plans for the so-called 
"blanket-tax," which will be discussed at the 
college smoker which is to be held in about 
two weeks, probably on January 19. 



FIRST COLLEGE TEA AND JUNIOR ASSEMBLY 

This afternoon the first College Tea of the 
year was given by the faculty ladies in the 
Alumni Room of Hubbard Hall from 3.30 to 
5.30. This was called the "Brunswick Tea" 
and was held especially for Brunswick people. 
The hall was beautifully decorated with red 
roses. In the receiving line were Mrs. F. W. 
Brown, Mrs. Paul Nixon, Mrs. W. B. Mitchell, 
Mrs. C. C. Hutchins, and Miss Helen Chap- 
man. 

Dainty refreshments of fancy crackers, 
coffee, tea, and punch were served. At the 
tea table Mrs. W. A. Moody presided, assisted 
by Miss Little and Miss Sarah Baxter. Coffee 
was poured by Mrs. Manton Copeland and 



Mrs. R. J. Ham, assisted by Miss Helen 
Snow, Miss Grace Tibbetts, and Miss Edith 
Woodrufif. Punch was dipped by Mrs. G. T. 
Little assisted by Miss Ellen Baxter and Miss 
Frances Little, and by Mrs. G. G. Wilder, 
assisted by Miss Virginia Woodbury and Miss 
Mabel Davis. 

The us'hers, representing the various fra- 
ternities were: Albert P. Cushman, '13, of 
Bangor, from Psi Upsilon; Lawrence A. 
Crosby, '13, of Bangor, from Delta Kappa Ep- 
silon; Arthur D. Welch, '12, of Portland,from 
Theta Delta Chi; Harold W. Miller, '13, of 
Lynn, Mass., from Zeta Psi; John H. Mifflin, 
'12, of Exeter, N. H., from Delta Upsilon; 
Burleigh C. Rodick, '12, of Freeport, from 
Kappa Sigma; and Kenneth Churchill, '12, of 
Newtonville, Mass., from Beta Theta Pi. 
This affair was enjoyed by a large number of 
people, over two hundred invitations having 
been issued. The next College Tea will be 
given February 23. 

This evening is being held the first Junior 
Assembly in Memorial Hall. 



TAFT AND WILSON ARE THE FAVORITES ,C 

The following summary of the presidential 
campaign among the undergraduates is sub- 
mitted by Slocum, '12, after a general canvass 
of the student body: 

1st choice 2d choice 
Votes cast 280 146 

Taft 116 22 

Wilson 102 30 

Roosevelt 41 37 

La Follette 12 " 21 

Harmon 6 22 

Hughes I S 

Beveridge i 8 

Debs I I 

By classes : 

'12 '13 '14 'is 



Taft 




36 


27 


19 


30 


Wilson 




19 


2=; 


21 


33 


Roosevelt 




II 


6 


9 


lb 


La Follette 




4. 


2 


3 


3 


Harmon 




2 


2 


I 


I 


When two 


choices 


were expressed Taft was 


first 


choice with 














Roosevelt second 


2=; 


times 






Wilson 


second 


17 


times 






La Follette second 8 


times 





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Hughes second 


4 times 


Harmon second 


4 times 


Beveridge second 


3 times 


Wilson was first choice with 




Harmon second 


i6 times 


Roosevelt second 


9 times 


Taft second 


9 times 


La FoUette second 8 times 


Roosevelt first choice with 




Taft second 


12 times 


La FoUette second 


4 times 


Wilson second 


4 times 


Beveridge second 


I time 



There is one point that transcends all these 
compiled statistics in interest, and that is the 
non-interest of college men in anything beyond 
their narrow circle. If this canvass has aroused 
any interest, the compiler can bear with 
martyr-like happiness, the charges of fraud 
which he has encountered in his philanthropic 
task. 



THE "BLANKET TAX" 

The Student Council, having carefully con- 
sidered the question of the so-called "Blanket- 
tax," has decided to submit two plans to the 
student body for general discussion. It pro- 
poses to hold a smoker in the near future, at 
which a formal discussion will take place, and, 
to arrive, if possible at a unanimous agreement 
in favor of either one plan or the other, with 
or without amendments. 

The Council feels that there is a practically 
unanimous sentiment in favor of some plan 
similar, at least, to the two which it proposes. 
If there is such unanimity of opinion, it be- 
lieves that there is no good, strong, adequate 
reason why the Athletic Association should 
not amend its constitution so as to incorporate 
the popular plan. 

If the Council is wrong in its judgment of 
undergraduate opinion, and there is a fairly 
strong minority opposing the submitted plaris, 
it desires that such a minority will show its 
full strength at the formal disussion. In such 
a situation, of course, some other scheme will 
have to be evolved. 

The Council fervently hopes that every 
man in college will consider the plans carefully 
and enthusiastically so that a long step for- 
ward towards the systematizing of athletics 
may be made. 

The plans: 

Plan A : A hoard of managers consisting 
of the managers of all the college athletic 
teams and the managers of other specified or- 



ganizations, shall be formed for the purpose 
of collecting from each man in college, a sum 
not less than fifteen dollars, for the purpose of 
defraying the expenses of these orgaizations. 

This board shall estimate porportionately 
the percentage of this sum which shall be 
given to each manager. 

The board shall divide the work of collect- 
ing the money among themselves in a sys- 
tematic manner, and the money shall be col- 
lected at three stated periods in the college 
year, e. g., five dollars the first term, five the 
second and five the third, the dates specified 
by the board. 

The Orient and Quill are to be controlled 
by one business manager who shall receive a 
certain percentage of the profits. (Plan of 
combination to be determined later) . 

Any man who does not pay the stated fee 
is to be deprived of the right to vote as a mem- 
ber of the Athletic Association. 

Plan B : Plan B is essentially the same as 
Plan A, but it includes among the list of or- 
ganizations to be supported only athletic teams, 
namely, — football, track, baseball, tennis, fenc- 
ing and the band. 

The fee to be charged, $12.00. 

All who pay fee will be entitled to entrance 
to home games with certain exceptions such 
as Ivy Day. 

The organizations included under this plan 
are : Football, baseball, track ,tennis, the band, 
Y. M. C. A., debating society, the Quill and 
the Orient. 

Note. — Anyone wishing to speak at the 
formal discussion will please hand his name 
to the president of the Council some time pre- 
vious to the meeting. 



NEW COURSE OF LECTURES 

.V friend has established a fund in memory 
of Benjamin Fuller to be used for an annual 
lecture before the student body in Sex Hy- 
giene. The first lecture in the course was 
given by Dr. Frederic H. Gerrish, '66, a 
member of the medical faculty andof the board 
of overseers, on Tuesday evening in Memorial 
Hall. 



CHEMICAL CLUB MEETING 

.\t the recent annual meeting of the Chem- 
ical Club the following officers were elected: 
Douglas Howard McMurtrie, '13, of Wood- 



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fords, president; William Fletcher Twombly, 
'13, of Reading, Mass., vice-president; Harold 
Percy Vannah, '12, of Winslow Mills, secre- 
tary and treasurer. 

The Club met Tuesday evening at the Beta 
House to discuss plans for the year, and en- 
joyed a talk given by Dr. Loomis on his trip 
to the meeting of the American Chemical So- 
ciety during the holidays. 

The executive committee chosen consists 
of the officers and Harry McLean Keating, 
'12, of Rockland. Dr. Loomis was elected an 
honorary member of the club. 



LINCOLN COUNTY CLUB 

At the annual meeting of the Lincoln 
County Club which was held a short time ago, 
the following officers were elected : Harold 
Perry Vannah, '12, of Winslow Mills, presi- 
dent; Raymond Davenport Kennedy, '13, of 
Jefferson, vice-president; Leon Dodge, '13, of 
Newcastle, secretary and treasurer; Herbert 
Lorenzo Bryant, '12, of Round Pond, Edward 
Weston Kent, '12, of Bremen, Robert Willis 
Belknap, '13, of Damariscotta, executive com- 
mittee. 



GIBBONS CLUB ORGANIZES 

Another organization has recently been 
added to the various clubs already existing in 
Bowdoin College. The new arrival is the Gib- 
bons Club, which has been formed by the Cath- 
olic students. The club has about twenty 
members. The first list of officers is as fol- 
lows : John Lawrence Hurley, '12, of Maiden, 
Mass., president, and Lawrence Alden Cros- 
by, '13, of Bangor, seceretary and treasurer. 



MASSACHUSETTS CLUB 

A meeting of the Massachusetts Club was 
held at the D. U. House on Saturday, Jan. 6, 
1912. Prof. Sills gave a history of Bowdoin 
and of the Massachusetts men in college at 
various times. The number has varied from 6 
per cent, to 16 per cent, of the entire body. 
After this talk a social evening was spent. 



COLLEGE PREACHER 

On next Sunday, January 14, the third in 
the series of college preachers. Rev. Charles 
Reynolds Brown, D.D., of New Haven, Conn., 
will preach in the Congregational Church in 
the forenoon and conduct chapel service in the 



afternoon. Dr. Brown was born at Bethany, 
West Virginia, in 1862. He received the de- 
gree of A.B. from the University of Iowa in 
1883, and of S.T.B. from Boston University in 
1889. In 1897 Dr. Brown made a trip through 
Egypt and Palestine for professional study. 
In 1899 he was appointed Special Lecturer 
on Ethics at Leland Stanford, Jr., University; 
was Lyman Beecher Lecturer at Yale 1905- 
1906 ; and Special Lecturer at Cornell Uni- 
versity in 1909. From 1896 to 1910 Dr. Brown 
was pastor of the First Congregational Church 
of Oakland, California. Last year he occupied 
the pulpit of the Old South Church, Boston, 
during Dr. Gordon's absence in Europe; and 
last fall became Dean of Yale Divinity School. 
Dr. Brown is the author of several books, 
among which are "The Social Message of the 
Modern Pulpit," "The Strange Ways of God," 
and "The Young Man's Affairs." He is one 
of the ablest preachers of the Congregational 
Church. 



REV. D. BREWER EDDY TALKS ON HIWALE'S 
WORK 

An appreciative audience assembled in Memorial 
Hall, Thursday evening, Jan.. 4, to hear Rev. D. 
Brewer Eddy of Boston, lecture on the work of 
Anand Sidoba Hiwale, 'og, Bowdoin's representative 
in the mission field in India. Rev. Mr. Eddy, besides 
being secretary of the American Board, has been 
in the field in India and has personal, first-hand 
knowledge of the trials and disappointments of the 
work. His lecture was illustrated by a fine set of 
stereopticon views of life in India. He told a num- 
ber of interesting little incidents and customs _ of 
everyday occurrence which were doubly interesting 
because they were before the eyes of the audience. 
He briefly outlined the religious and social situation 
in India on which he brought out the chief charac- 
teristics of the Hindu people. 

It is among these people, poor and superstitious, 
yet full of remarkable possibilities, that the mission- 
aries work. Anand Sidoba Hiwale, by his zeal and 
faithful service, has earned the name of the most de- 
voted native missionary in Northern India, and has 
been put in charge of a station, a most remarkable 
honor for a native. Until recently he has had the 
support of Dr. Lee. The latter, however, has re- 
cently died, and Hiwale faces a financial crisis. 

Mr. Eddy made a most eloquent plea that we 
should not desert Hiwale in this time of need. At 
the close of his talk, cards were passed through the 
audience, to give each person an opportunity to 
help on the great work which Hiwale is domg. In 
the interim the college orchestra, which gave sev- 
eral pleasing selections during the evening, played. 
After the lecture Mr. Eddy met the members of the 
Hiwale committee and outlined their subscription 
campaign. 



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THE BOWDOIN ORIENT 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



WILLIAM A. MacCORMICK, 1912, Editor-in-Chief 
DOUGLAS H. McMURTRIE, 1913 Managing Editor 
HAROLD P. VANNAH, 1912 Alumni Editor 

Associate Editors 



W. R. SPINNEY, 1912 
L. E. JONES, 1913 
V. R. LEAVITT, 1913 
F. D. W^ISH, Jr., 1913 

H. C. L. ASHEY, 1912 
H. B. WALKER, 1913 



R. D. LEIGH, 1914 
D. K. MERRILL. 1914 
K. A. ROBINSON. 1914 
R. E. SIMPSON, 1914 

Business Manager 
Asst. Business Manager 



Contributions are requested from all undergradu- 
ates alumni, and officers of instruction. No anony- 
mous manuscript can be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions should 
be addressed to the Business Manager. 

Subscriptions, $2.00 per year, in advance. Single 
copies, 10 cents 

Entered at Post-Oflice at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter 
Journal Printshop, Lewiston 

Vol. XLI. JANUARY (2, 1912 No. 22 



The Orient is very glad 
Editor's Note to receive communications 
but it does not hold itself 
responsible for views expressed in them. 



. , ,, „ We hasten to offer tardy 

n 'i i;""". ^" congratulations to the re- 
Undergraduate ^.^-^^ Q^^-n EjjtQj. for the 

independent stand he took regarding the 
"Blanket-Tax" question in an editorial printed 
in the Christmas issue. We are inspired also 
by his remarks to print a further discussion on 
the much-mooted subject. 

In his article he gives voice to the almost 
unanimous dissatisfaction with the system ex- 
isting at Bowdoin for the obtaining of finan- 
cial support for student activities. And with 
judgment he points to the "blanket-tax" plan, 
as the one approaching a solution of the very 
chronic financial difficulties among our stu- 
dent organizations. 



This present system of ours, if not fully 
understood in its actual operation, appears to 
be a very elastic and just method, that of each 
organization in college supporting itself sepa- 
rately by individual voluntary subscriptions, 
collected by the managing staff and paid in 
amounts according to the ability and interest 
of the students. But in its actual working 
out, if we are to take the word of those whose 
actual experience should give their opinion 
authority, its mode of action is not so benefi- 
cent. 

At the beginning of a season the manager 
sends out his assistants with subscription 
books and the instructions to get every cent 
he can from every man in college. With this 
advice the successful candidate soon learns the 
tricks of the trade. He learns to place the 
large subscriptions in the front of his book, 
and to conceal the smaller ones in the back 
part of it; he soon learns that with this array 
of big subscribers, nearly every poor man of 
pride and every Freshman, rich or poor, is 
good for a similar amount ; he learns to his sur- 
prise that, actually, and in nine cases out of 
ten the largest and most generous subscrip- • 
tions come not from the well-to-do, but from 
those "who are too proud to pay less than the 
most of the fellows" and who consequently 
over-tax themselves. He appeals to college 
loyalty; the doors are locked at his approach. 
He wheedles, dodges, sneers ; some pay, some 
sign in and pay, and some sign in and never 
pay. 

The manager, meanwhile, has troubles of 
his own. He is obliged to start the season and 
never has a cent to his credit, and usually with 
a debt from the year before. For his first ex- 
penses, and the equipment of his teams he must 
either borrow money on his own security or 
take his capital from his own pocket. He wor- 
ries through the season, with his bank account 
always in doubt, never to be depended upon, 
and ends with a stack of unpaid bills and un- 
collected subscriptions. 

But not alone does the manager suffer 
from this system.. The entering student, plan- 
ning his college expenses before entering, 
reads in the catalogue: 

"No attempt is made to estimate such ex- 
penses, as furniture, traveling expenses, class 
dues, fraternity fees, etc." And he hardly, 
with this information, plans on meeting two 
or three collectors on his first week in college, 
who waylay him and tell him he is supposed 
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college organizations. As a result his financial 
calculations are upset and with it his peace of 
mind. 

How would it be to read in next year's cat- 
alogue some such statement as this : 

"The student activities are controlled by a 
general association of the undergraduates and 
representatives from the faculty, with man- 
agers and other officers from each branch of 
activity. Membership in this association is 
$12.00 per year, payable $6.00 at the begin- 
ning of each semester to the association treas- 
urer and his assistants. Membership is vol- 
untary, and includes free subscription to both 
college magazines and the privileges of voting 
and holding offices under the jurisdiction of 
the association." 

Which of the two systems seems to con- 
tain the most unjust discrimination between 
rich and poor? Under the proposed plan each 
man is given an accurate account of student 
expenses before entering college, and if he de- 
cides to take an active part in the student or- 
ganizations he may plan to do so financially. 
For more than a college generation it has 
seemed a very desirable improvement, and 
many and various have been the articles in the 
college magazines and efforts by other bodies 
to see it adopted. 

The 191 1 Student Council, after collecting 
data from various colleges throughout the 
country, and after much consideration, pro- 
posed the blanket-tax as the most feasible to 
inaugurate at Bowdoin and included the col- 
lection of the tax through the college treas- 
urer's office. 

The Faculty vetoed this plan with the very 
logical objection that such a system would be 
the shifting of an onerous task from student to 
faculty agencies. 

Our present Council took the matter philo- 
sophically, eliminated the objectionable feature 
to the plan, and very wisely proposed that the 
students proceed to the collection of the fee, 
but that it should 'be a voluntar- assessment 
rather than a compulsory tax. 

This plan, also, was promptly vetoed by 
the Faculty, the objection being that "the sys- 
tem discriminates between the rich and the 
poor student." 

The Council received this news, perhaps 
with a sigh, but are again at work to try and 
patch up the old blanket-scheme so as to make 
it acceptable to the Faculty. 

But a casual viewer of the situation would 
say that the superiority of the new system lies 



in the very features they are now trying to 
eliminate. We agree with the Quill that there 
is another policy that the Council might adopt. 
We quote : "The plan may have met with op- 
position. But the retiring editor's last words 
to the Student Council are. Push still harder. 
And to the Student Body he would say. Stand 
behind the Student Council ; through them de- 
mand what you want and work for it with all 
your might." 

Of course, the student body may be wrong 
and the Faculty may be right, as is so often 
the case, but the purpose of this editorial is to 
ascertain for the students at large, the real, 
underlying fault which condemns as unfeasi- 
ble, this system which seems to them so much 
superior to the one we now have. 

It is a significant fact that the cry for the 
blanket-assessment comes from the managers 
and ex-managers of our student organizations, 
the very men who are most familiar with con- 
ditions as they exist : and it is a significant fact 
that its warmest supporters are not the "idle 
rich" among us, but the students who are 
earning all or part of their way through col- 
lege. The average student does not discern 
any danger of money discrimination in the 
new system, he knows that the present system 
is one of brow-beating, begging, conflicting 
student interests, and believes he sees an im- 
provement in a uniform, business-like assess- 
ment under the blanket system. 

1912 Student Council, it is up to you. 
Thus far you have shown a courageous and 
progressive attitude in the matters you have 
undertaken. The student body, your constit- 
uency, want this much-needed change, and a 
large majority of them will be satisfied with 
nothing else. We second the motion of 
the Quill: "Now work for it with all your 
might." 



We have only to read the 
The Track Situatioa college papers circulating 

about the country to real- 
ize that the track season is even now well un- 
der way. But we are especially interested 
and anxious to know where Bowdoin is going 
to place in the contests in which she will be 
represented. It is a question which calls for 
a solution in action rather than in speculation. 
Every man in college realizes where Bowdoin 
ranked in last year's meets. But because her 
showing was not w'hat it had been in past years 
does not justify us in thinking we will do no 



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■better this year. Such will, undoubtedly, be 
the case if we do not wake up to the situation 
at once and realize that we have to produce 
a team which will keep defeat from Whittier 
Field. It is not a bit too early to begin work 
for making that team. The fact that Bowdoin 
took last place in the State Meet last spring 
comes as a challenge to every man in college 
to put her up higher this spring. It is not 
necessary for a man to wait until spring prac- 
tice begins, to go out for the team. On the 
other hand it is quite essential as well as bene- 
ficial that winter work be carried on in the 
gymnasium. We must begin now to develop 
a team which we all want to see put Bowdoin 
at the top in track athletics. We all have a 
part to play in this development. If a man 
has discovered that he is not an athlete him- 
self he can at least influence the "next man" 
to go out and try for the team. 

Quite necessary to a successful team is the 
system of coaching and this spring Bowdoin 
is to make a change in her system. It is the 
desire of the management to secure the coach 
about three weeks before the Indoor Meet. To 
make this possible loyal support along financial 
lines is absolutely necessary. If we believe in 
the team we must stand behind it in every way. 
We must support it by our subscriptions, we 
must show our loyalty by trying for the team 
and urging the "next man" to try, and we 
must all pull together to put Bowdoin in her 
proper place. 



THE CHRISTMAS QUILL 

Bowdoin men who had the pleasure of listening 
to the Commencement speakers last June need not 
be informed of the excellence of the essay which has 
first place in the Christmas Quill. The writer of 
The Nineteenth Century and the Short Story does 
not say undisputed things in a solemn way, nor does 
he deal with indifferent things in a trivial way. But 
he has escaped platitudes and triviahties only to be 
the victim of a modern heresy. "Suggestion-ism" is 
not entirely new ; and, after all, it is not more than 
one of the many swallows necessary to our human- 
istic summer. Catholicity of taste cannot confine it- 
self to the mood and temper of one century, or of 
two ; the essayist's generalizations concerning the 
fiction, the drama, the painting, and the sculpture of 
the past are too broad in their sweep and too narrow 
in their implied discontent. His main thesis the 
essayist handles well ; his trenchant expressions, his 
quotations, his animation call for unalloyed praise. 
"A rangy, sprawling fiction form" is one of several 
characterizations which command attention. 

The reviewer has read Beatrice three times, partly 
because he enjoyed it, partly because he was trying 
to disentangle the heroine's character from her plot. 



He is not certain of his success. He does not know 
whether the Beatrice who "swings her foot with 
nonchalant abandon," "ogles" her father, "smiles 
obtrusively," and is so vain, showy, and graceless is 
the real Beatrice, or Beatrice in her role of gay de- 
ceiver. He feels that this much, at least, should be 
made known, even though he never told what the old 
gentleman was to do at Kennebunk, or why he 
speaks so irreverently of his own nose. Beatrice, 
the girl, is very individual ; Beatrice, the story, is 
not at all commonplace. But are not plot and char- 
acter incompatible even when they are happily disen- 
tangled? Why should a girl who ventures to beard 
her own sire, coolly telling him her intentions, and 
coolly carrying them out, descend to pretty wiles 
in order to gain his superfluous acquiescence? Bea- 
trice is too unlovely and masterful to devise and play 
so dainty and feminine a part. The phrase, "sat 
tight," is rather discordant, and, in his desire to es- 
cape the banal, the writer occasionally uses words 
which are so striking as to divert attention from 
story to style. Yet Beatrice is eminently worth 
while ; it contains a number of descriptive touches 
that are most felicitous, together with passages that 
go with professional "snap." 

The climax of An American Invasion is unex- 
pected and entertaining, so entertaining that the 
writer might well have led up to it more directly, and 
might well have sacrificed chivalry and truth and ex- 
traneous detail to humorous effect by making his 
Americans more loud, voluble, and uncultivated. We 
would enjoy hearing more of "those remarks which 
were not always apropos" and occasioned that "kind 
of uneasiness which showed itself at times" on the 
face of the English boy. 

One may feel that the "mem'ries dear" of autumn, 
in That September Day, are partly due to the "year" 
of the previous line, and that the "summer's hope" 
has too exclusive a connection with the "mountain 
slope ;" but the last six lines of this sonnet are very 
effective. The music of fresh, living words, slow 
and soft, ends at "the parting of the forked ways," 
and in the last, sudden, broken fine sound and sense 
are in admirable accord. 

Rejoice, the other verse contribution to the 
Christmas Quill, conveys a pleasant Christmas 
thought which is hardly the less pleasant for being 
trite. The absence of punctuation in the first line is 
rather misleading, while the first line of the fourth 
stanza could well spare its initial "So," and might 
end with a weightier word than "things." 

Readers of the December Quill can have no 
reason to consider the November Postman assertive 
or premature in telling how the Bowdoin periodical 
is regarded by its esteemed contemporaries. A ses- 
sion with Dickens, to induce that feeling "sort of 
good all over," is no necessary prelude to enjoyment 
of the Christmas number of the Quill, and we hear- 
tily agree with the writer of Silhouettes that it 
would be unpardonable to allow the magazine to die. 



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SATURDAY CLUB LECTURE BY ENGLISH 
SUFFRAGETTE 

On Thursday, January i8, at 2 p.m., in Town Hall, 
Miss Sylvia Pankhurst will speak on "Woman Suf- 
frage" under the auspices of the Saturday Club. 
Miss Pankhurst is the younger daughter of Mrs. 



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Emmeline Pankhurst, whose recent speech in Cam- 
bridge was the occasion of much comment because 
of the attitude of the Harvard Trustees towards her 
coming to Sanders Theatre. Miss Sylvia Pank- 
hurst is described as a girl of twenty-one with a 
great charm of manner and the simple, direct power 
of speech which goes with profound conviction. 
She has been very successful in securing the inter- 
est of even hostile audiences by her presentation of 
facts little known in America, — the conditions, so- 
cial and economic, in England which have made 
women of all classes seek the vote as a means 
primarily for safe-guarding and improving their 
homes — she is an artist of note, was arrested early 
in her work with her mother for "militant tactics," 
and has since her imprisonment worked to reform 
the inhumanity of EngHsh prison methods. 

She is to be in the States but two months and 
this is one of her few engagements in the East. 

Reserved seats will go on sale Monday, Jan. is, 
at 9 A.M., at Miss Shorey's store, Maine Street. 



A LETTER FROM THE FAR EAST 

St. John's College, Shanghai, China, 
November 19, 191 1. 
My dear Orient: 

A Bowdoin dinner in the Far East is of sufficient 
rarity to make it worth recording. 

So far as I know Eastern Asia, exclusive of 
Japan, can boast but six of us : Jameson, 'y6, civil 
engineer, architect and all-round man; Fessenden, 
'96, lawyer and man of affairs ; Brigham and Shorey, 
'04, and Brett, '05, International Banking Corpora- 
tion magnates, and the writer, who is only a mission- 
ary physician and teacher. None of the banking ex- 
perts are now living in Shanghai, but Fessenden and 
I claim residence here, and the exigencies of the 
Anhwei Famine, and the American Red Cross So- 
ciety brought Mr. Jameson in here to report on his 
Preliminary survey of the Hwai River district. Par- 
don these introductory details. 

Kind Fate, who never does anything by halves, 
decreed that A. J. Boardman, '73, with some of his 
family, should happen in here at this time and the 
Revolution, which was so suddenly foisted upon us 
all, kept them in our midst for two weeks so we had 
a good visit from them. 

The evening of the 9th was a red letter day, 
when Mr. Boardman invited Jameson, Fessenden 
and me to a Bowdoin dinner at the Astor House, 
Shanghai's hotel de luxe. Two other men were 
bidden because they were lucky enough to come 
from Maine, Consul General Wilder, who graduated 
from a well-known country college in New Haven; 
and Mr. Hall of the American Bank Note Co. of 
New York, a citizen of the world, whose home is 
in Orono. 

It was altogether a delightful family dinner, and 
we had sufficient comity of interests to invite whole- 
some discussion on all sorts of subjects from the 
present revolution in China to politics in Maine: 
the Bowdoin contingent having occasionally to call 
the Consul General to order on account of tempo- 
rary exacerbations of obtruding Yale into the con- 
versation. 

Mr. Boardman and party left for Manila on the 
i6th and will return home by way of the Hawaiian 
Islands. 



Shanghai is such an important center and so ac- 
cessible to travelers in the East that most people 
coming to Asia this way for business or pleasure get 
here sooner or later. To us who live out here, a 
visitor from the old sod, and especially one who has 
been through the old college among the pines, is 
ever welcome. Don't forget us if you come through 
Shanghai. Fessenden and I are both in the "Hong 
List," that means city directory, and if you have not 
time to come out to the college to see me, (and the 
college is well worth seeing), ring up 203 and tell 
me where you are staying, and I will find you if it 
is possible to do so in the given time. 
As ever faithfully yours, 

C. S. F. Lincoln, '91. 



CALENDAR 

Friday, January 12 
8.00 First Junior Assembly, Memorial Hall. 

Sunday, January 14 
10.45 Morning service in the Church on the Hill, 
conducted by Rev. Charles R. Brown, D.D., 
New Haven, Conn., College Preacher. 
5.00 Sunday chapel conducted by Rev. Charles R. 
Brown, 

Monday, January 15 
4.IS Relay Practice. 
7.00 Meeting of Normal Class in Bible Study. 

Tuesday, January 16 
4.15 Relay Practice. 

Wednesday, January 17 
4.15 Relay Practice. 

Thursday, January 18 
4.15 Relay Practice. 
7.00 Y. M. C. A. Rev. J. F. Albion, Portland. 

Friday, January 19 
4.15 Relay Practice. 



(TolleGe Botes 



Leon Lippincott, '10, was on the campus Saturday 
and Sunday. 

H. L. Grinnell, '02, of Derry, N. H., visited the 
college, Tuesday. 

The Freshmen had adjourns in gym Monday, be- 
cause of the cold. 

G. Tappan Little, ex-'is, is attending a technical 
school near Boston. 

The picture of the Musical Clubs was taken at 
Webber's studio on Thursday. 

Lawrence Davis, '11, and "Nate" Weston, '08, 
were on the campus, Saturday. 

The democratic students at Dartmouth have or- 
ganized a Woodrow Wilson Club. 

An unusual number of Freshmen is taking the 
course in conic sections under Professor Alvord. 

Manager Williana Bird of the Exeter Baseball 
Team was the guest of Harry Faulkner, Tuesday. 



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It was reported on the authority of "Bill" that the 
thermometer went down to thirty-five below zero on 
Monday morning. 

Governor Plaisted has reappointed Prof. Cram 
as a member of the State Board of Health for a 
term of six years. 

Professor Davis entertained the coaches of the 
Bowdoin Interscholastic Debating League at dinner 
last Friday evening. 

Horace Barton. '14, who, on account of illness, 
has been forced to extend his Christmas vacation, 
returned to college, Monday. 

Henry J. Colbath, '10, of Dexter, Maine, was on 
the campus, Saturday. He is now teaching at the 
Hill School of Pottstown, Penn. 

Jack Curtis, '11, was on the campus this week. 
He will soon go to London in connection with the 
International Banking Company's work. 

Many of the Bowdoin students proved of great 
assistance at the fire on Maine Street, Saturday, by 
helping remove the furniture from the house. 

James Plaisted Webber, Bowdoin 1900, Professor 
of English at E.xeter, has published a book of verse 
entitled "The Turnpike Tavern, and other verse." 

Eddy, '14, is convalescing from an operation for 
appendicitis at his home in Portland, Word re- 
ceived from him says that he is recovering nicely. 

Donald Sewall, ex-'l3, of Bath, was on the cam- 
pus Saturday. He is now on his way to Zanzibar, 
South Africa, where he will take a position in a 
transport company. 

The lecture on Sexual Hygiene given in Memo- 
rial Hall on Monday evening, by Dr. Frederic H. 
Gerrish of Portland, was attended by a large num- 
ber from the student body. 

The student body was shocked Sunday to hear 
that the youngest daughter of Dr. F. N. Whittier 
had been accidentally burned to death Sunday morn- 
ing. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon. 

In addition to the list in last week's Orient of 
books by members of the Bowdoin faculty, a book 
of verse entitled "On Sacred Themes,,' by Profes- 
sor Henry Johnson, has recently been published. 

The halls and basements of the dormitories are 
in the future to be lighted with tungsten lamps in 
place of the old style carbon filament ones. The 
new Ughts are to be covered by wire cages to pre- 
vent loss. 

A trio of students is now playing at the Eagle 
Hotel every evening from 5.30 to 7.30. They are 
Joseph H. Newell, '12, of Richmond, cornetist ; Geo. 
F. Cressey, '12, of Portland, violinist; and Charles 
F. Adams, '12, of Auburn, pianist. 

Thus far in the college year nine men have left 
on account of sickness, etc. They are John Lewis, 
'13, R. W. Merrill, '13, F. E. Nolin, '12, Robert G. 
Severance, '14, C. H. Tupper, '14, P. L. Bordeau.x, 
'14. E. W. Bacon, '15, V. C. Thurston, '15, and G. T. 
Little, '15. 

A Progressive Republican Club has been 
formed, the members of which pledge themselves to 
support Senator La Follette of Wisconsin in the 
Presidential campaign of 1912. Plans are being made 
to try to have Senator La Follette speak here while 
he is in Maine this spring. 



Gymnasium makeup work was interrupted by the 
fire on Maine Street, Saturday. Hurley had to bar- 
ricade the doors for a while to keep the students in. 

There will be a meeting of the Bowdoin Inter- 
scholastic Baseball League Saturday, at 2 p.m., at the 
Beta Theta Pi house, to arrange the schedule for the 
coming years and to consider other matters of im- 
portance. The members of the League last year 
were Brunswick, Lewiston, Edward Little High of 
Auburn, Cony High of Augusta, and Morse High 
of Bath. Brunswick High, which also won the 
State championship, was champion of the league 
with a record of 7 games won, one lost. F. X. Cal- 
lahan, '14, of Portland, is president of the league. 

In ' an address at Hobart College last June, on 
the "Life of Benjamin Hale," who was one of the 
early presidents of Hobart, and a graduate of Bow- 
doin in the Class of 1818, Hon. Andrew D. White 
of Ithaca brought forth the interesting fact that 
while tutor at Bowdoin in the early twenties. Dr. 
Hale instituted the first vocational courses ever 
given in a school in this country. They were given 
at the so-called Lyceum at Gardiner, Maine, where 
under his direction courses of a practical nature 
were offered for the express purpose of furthering 
education along technical and mechanical lines. 



Hlumni department 

■94. — Rev. Alfred Veazie Bliss has re- 
ceived a unanimous call to the Winslow Con- 
gregational Church, and has accepted it. Since 
the resignation of Rev. Archibald McCone 
some months ago, the church has been with- 
out a reeular pastor. For the past three 
months, Mr. Bliss has been filling the pulpit, 
and so favorable has been the impression 
which he has created that the church voted to 
ask him to become its permanent pastor. 

'00. — Albro E. Burnell, who has been a 
guest of his parents at Coyle St., Woodfords, 
Me., for several days, is now in Washingon 
on official business. Mr. Burnell is in the 
consular service, and for the last four years 
has been the United State consul at Barran- 
quilla. Republic of Colombia. Previous to en- 
tering the consular service, Mr. Burnell was a 
teacher and superintendent of schools in a dis- 
trict in the Philippine Islands. 

Medical School of Maine 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE 

Addison S Thayer, Dean 

10 Deering Street, Portland, Maine 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XLI 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, JANUARY 19, 1912 



NO. 23 



COMPLETE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED 

Manager Lawrence W. Smith of the 
Football Team has announced that arrange- 
ments have been made for a game with Uni- 
versity of Vermont at Portland, November i6, 
This will be the first football game between 
Bowdoin and University of Vermont. The 
game was made possible only through the 
courtesy of Brown, which gave Vermont No- 
vember 2 instead of November i6, thus leav- 
ing the latter date open to Bowdoin. 

The complete schedule for 1912 is as fol- 
lows: 

Sept. 28 — Fort McKinley at Brunswick. 

Oct. 5 — Wesleyan at Middletown, Conn. 

Oct. 12 — Trinity at Hartford, Conn. 

Oct. 19 — Tufts at Medford, Mass. 

Oct. 26 — Colby at Brunswick. 

Nov. 2 — Bates at Brunswick. 

Nov. 9 — University of Maine at Orono. 

Nov. 16 — University of Vermont at Port- 
land. 

During the past few years, athletic rela- 
tions have been growing stronger between 
Vermont and Bowdoin, and now regular rela- 
tions have been assumed during the baseball 



POLITICAL CLUBS 



Republicans to Organize 

At a meeting of delegates from the un- 
dergraduate body and from the faculty 
held in the debating room, Monday evening, 
definite steps were taken for the formation of 
a Republican Club. The club will be founded 
upon the broadest possible general lines so 
that it may include all who care to ally them- 
selves with Republican principles. A commit- 
tee of three consisting of Simpson, '12, Paul 
White, '14, and Spinney, '13, was elected to 
draw up a tentative constitution and make ar- 
rangements for holding a mass-meeting of the 
Republicans in college. At the mass-meeting, 
held in Memorial Hall to-night, the club will 
definitely organize and elect officers for the 
year. The membership will include both 
faculty and undergraduates. Professor Files 
will be the speaker of the evening. 



Democrats Next 

We recently spoke editorially of the desir- 
ability of the formation of one or more 
political clubs among the undergraduates. 
A quick response to our suggestion came 
tills week in the form of the first steps 
toward the launching of a Republican Club 
conceived with the no less ambitious purpose, 
among other things, than that of securing a 
lecture from Senator La Follette and one from 
ex-Speaker Cannon when those two men come 
East this spring. So far as this undertaking 
goes it is very good, but Bowdoin is by no 
means unanimously Republican in its politics. 
The Orient believes that it should be possible 
and desirable for some other party to arrange 
a program of speakers for this spring and 
thus give the college and the town an oppor- 
tunity to hear another side of the question. 



JUNIOR ASSEMBLY 

The first Junior Assembly of the year was 
held Friday evening, Jan. 12, in Memorial 
Hall. Although not very largely attended, 
it proved to be a delightful affair. The com- 
mittee, composed of W. Fletcher Twombly of 
Reading, 'Mass., Frederick S. Wiggin of 
Thomaston; George L. Skolfield, Jr., of 
Brunswick; Theodore E. Emery, of Ran- 
dolph ; and Kendrick Burns of Saco, are to be 
congratulated on the success of their first 
assembly. 

The hall was tastefully decorated with col- 
lege and fraternity banners, and refreshments 
of salad, ice cream, and coffee were served by 
Caterer Morton of Brunswick. Lovell's Or- 
chestra of six pieces played for an order of 
eighteen dances. 

The patronesses of the evening were : Mrs. 
W. H. Davis, Mrs. Paul Nixon, Mrs. W. B. 
Mitchell, and Mrs. W. E. Lunt, all of Bruns- 
wick. Among those present at the dance 
were: Miss Evelyn Edwards and Miss 
Frances Crossman of Portland ; Mrs. G. Clark 
Brooks, Misses Harriet Estes, Marguerite 
Hutchins, Gertrude Sadler, Alice McKinley 
and Virginia Woodbury of Brunswick ; Miss 
Anne Dudley and Miss Marjorie Scribner of 
Bridgton, Miss Beatrice Joy of Boston, Miss 



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Gladys Umberhind of Topsham, Miss Carolina 
Rvdlman of Bath; Miss Dorothy Bird of Rock- 
land; Miss Marion Kendall of Biddeford; 
Miss Iva Record of Auburn ; and Miss Olive 
Holway of Augusta. 



SMOKER COMING 



At the regular meeting of the Student 
Council held Monday night in Hubbard Hall, 
it was decided to hold the first smoker of the 
year, Friday evening, January 26, in Memo- 
rial Hall. The committees in charge of the 
aiifair reported that plans were being com- 
pleted to make the affair a grand success. 
Music will be furnished by the band and the 
college orchestra, and refreshments of the kind 
that soothe will be freely distributed. The 
small price of twenty cents will be charged for 
admission and to each man will be given a col- 
lege souvenir. Tickets may be obtained now 
from any member of the Council or may be 
bought at the dcor on Friday evening. 

A business session will be held during the 
evening at which time the "blanket-taxes," as 
proposed by the Council, will be discussed. 
Further discussion will be held in regard to the 
question of uniting the Quill and Orient un- 
der one business management. Any plans or 
suggestions on this point should be handed to 
the Council before the meeting. 

Festivities will begin promptly at 7.30 
P.M. and come prepared to have one grand, 
good time before the mid-year confinement. 
Get your tickets now and don't forget the 
date, — one week from to-night! 



DEUTSCHER VEREIN ORGANIZES 

Tuesday evening, the Deutscher Verein 
held its first meeting with Professor Files. 
The officers elected for the year are Herbert L. 
Bryant, 1912, Vorsitzender ; Douglas H. Mc- 
Murtrie, 1913, Schriftwart; Seward J. Marsh, 
1912, Kassanwart. 



IBIS MEETING 

The next meeting of the Ibis will be held, 
Saturday evening, Jan. 20, in the Deutscher 
Verein room- in Flubbard Hall. Hon. Herbert 
M. Heath of Augusta, will give an address. 
The lecture at the opening meeting in Memo- 
rial Hall, which will be held some time in 



March, will be given by Professor William W. 
Lawrence, who is at present Associate Profes- 
sor of English at CoUimbia University. Profes- 
sor Lawrence is a graduate of Bowdoin, a 
member of the Class of '98. 



FROM A YOUNG ALUMNUS 

Cambridge, Mass., Jan. 9, 1912. 
Editor of the Bozvdoin Orient: 

Dear Sir — In May comes the State Track 
Meet, and it comes on Whittier Field. This 
week I have run into matters connected with 
our track prospects, and as a very interested 
young alumnus, I make bold, while there is 
yet time, to add a word to those of the track 
captain that we may start now to fight to win 
that Meet. It may sound familiar but it is as 
true as it is familiar : To-day, to-morrow, and 
next day, these and the days closely fallowing 
them are the ones, which, accordi""- as the un- 
dergraduates use them, will make up or 
shamefully fail to make up for Bowdoin the 
inch that in the Spring will mean to us very 
vital points. The Meet is but four months off. 
To-day and no later is the right time for every 
man who would like to compete next Spring, 
to report to Coach Morrill for Spring practice. 
This is the time for every candidate to start 
something, — "Bert" will tell him what — to 
start something, start something, and keep it 
going, going, going, every day till Jtme. 

Up on your feet now ! We never have 
lost a track meet on our own field, and this 
year is a bad time to begin. One could say 
much about the facts that a track meet with 
its variety of events, and its large number of 
competitors (especially on a home team), is 
more widely representative of a college's 
strength, skill and pluck than any other of 
our big contests ; that in track work there is 
open to every man in college the opportunity 
to catch the Bowdoin spirit and devotion 
which comes so readily from working even in 
the smallest way with a college athletic squad; 
that in track work more than in any other 
sport there is opportunity for continual prac- 
tice, for equal opportunity to practice, for 
watching one's self gain, for being judged as a 
candidate on exactly one's merits ; and so on 
and on. But I trust the undergraduates real- 
ize all that, and I am writing not for fun but to 
help the crowd actually start the things now 
due. 



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I 



A college man's character roughly is as 
broad as his ideals. To-day is the time for 
the undergraduates, each and every one, to set 
his ideals no narrower than the interests of the 
whole college, and in that spirit now is the 
best chance to concentrate on our track pros- 
pects. The Meet is to be more than a test of 
bull strength, though that will help ; it is to be 
more than a test of the rough-and-ready spirit 
to fight to the finish, though that will help; 
this Meet is to be a test of individual, earnest, 
active, cheerful Bowdoin devotion, thru the 
winter. 

Bowdoin can make the story of this Win- 
ter and Spring live long, as a supreme expres- 
sion of tiae united active loyaltv of each and 
every student. This is the time to build for 
the future the stories of the present Bowdoin 
spirit. Just as a suggestion, I urge as a good 
way of starting things, that in addition to the 
immediate reporting for practice by urged 
and unurged candidates, that the next student- 
council meeting, the next college mass-meet- 
ing or smoker, the next Rally, the next fra- 
ternity meetings, each and every one adopt an 
emphatic resolution that every member use the 
best there is in him- to pull Bowdoin out of her 
conceivably hopeless track situation ; and then 
let everybody join to show to the colleges, to 
the alumni, and to the old pines themselves 
that Bowdoin now has the spirit to come thru 
and win ! 

Trusting that no one will resent my inter- 
ference, and wishing to all the very best suc- 
cess, 

I am sincerely, 

Harold H. Burton, '09. 



IS THE CHOIR QUARTETTE "GETTING BY"? 

For four years, Mr. Editor, we Seniors 
have heard chapel services desecrated by that 
inhuman maltreatment of beautiful hymns and 
no written protest has appeared. A remarkable 
record of forbearance ! But if it keeps on, the 
fact that the college quartette is, — to use com- 
mon parlance, — "rotten" will become one of 
our traditions and future generations will be 
compelled to suffer, even as we have suffered. 

Isn't it time the college protested? 

Truly, it is to be regretted that when we 
bring our friends to chapel we must be pre- 
pared to apologize in case the quartette should 
rise to do violence to a sacred song. 



We have exhibited commendable fortitude ; 
and since "Hope springs eternal in the human 
breast," we have waited for improvement. In 
vain ! Sunday after Sunday have we submitted 
while torturing noises assailed ourears, and the 
fervent prayer arose from our hearts, "Oh! 
God, we have had charity, now give us peace." 

Respectfully yours, 

A SENIOR. 



INTERSCHOLASTIC DEBATING LEAGUE 

Prof. Davis announced on Saturday, Jan. 
13, the question for the annual Bowdoin Col- 
lege Interscholastic Debating League as fol- 
lows: Resolved, That a protective tariff is 
better for this country than a tariff for reve- 
nue only. 

The schools entered in the league are: 
Portland High School, Lewiston High School, 
Cony High School, and Wilton Academy 
The subject for the debate was chosen by 
Portland and Lewiston High Schools and the 
privilege now Hes with Cony High and Wilton 
Academy to choose the side of the question 
on which they prefer to debate. 

The preliminary debate will take place 
March i, Cony High contesting with Portland 
High at Portland, and Lewiston High debat- 
ing with Wilton Academy at Lewiston. The 
date for the final debate between the two win- 
ners in the preliminaries has not yet been de- 
cided upon. 

The coaches appointed for the debating 
teams are as follows: 

For Portland High School, John E. Dun- 
phy, '13, of Portland. 

For Cony High School, Herbert E. Locke, 
'12, of Augusta. 

For Lewiston High School, James A. Nor- 
ton, '13, of Phillips. 

For Wilton Academy, Verd R. Leavitt, 
'13, of Wilton. 



REV. CHARLES R. BROWN, D.D., SPEAKS AT 
SUNDAY CHAPEL 

Charles Reynolds Brown, D.D., Dean of the 
Yale Divinity School, the college preacher for Jan- 
uary 14, spoke at Sunday chapel. After reading the 
first chapter^ of Paul's Epistle to the Romans, he 
sooke, in brief, as follows : 

"As Paul looked on Rome at the beginning of 
his ministry there, he realized what a stupendous 
opportunity was at hand. Here was Rome, the 
leader of the world. All roads led to Rome, and all 

Continued on page 186, 2d column 



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THE BOWDOIN ORIENT 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



WILLIAM A. MacCORMICK, 1912, Editor-in-Chief 
DOUGLAS H. McMURTRIE, 1913 Managing Editor 
HAROLD P. VANNAH, 1912 Alumni Editor 

Associate Editors 



W. R. SPINNEY. 1912 
L. E. JONES. 1913 
V. R. LEAVITT. 1913 
F. D. WISH. Jr.. 1913 



R, D. LEIGH. 1914 
D. K. MERRILL. 1914 
K. A. ROBINSON. 1914 
R. E. SIMPSON. 1914 



H. C. L. ASHEY, 1912 Business Manager 

H. B. WALKER, 1913 Asst. Business Manager 

Contributions are requested from all undergradu- 
a'es alumni, and officers of instruction. No anony- 
mous manuscript can be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions should 
be addressed to the Business Manager. 

Subscriptions, $2.00 per year, in advance. Single 
copies, 10 cents 

Entered at Post-Office at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter 
Journal Printshop, Lewiston 



Vol. XL!. 



JANUARY 19, 1912 



We gladly welcome the ap- 
The Smoker preach of the first college 
smoker of the year and we 
hope that it will go down in history as one in 
which the management of athletics at Bow- 
doin receives a new basis. For the past few 
years agitation has been made to put athletics 
liere on a good financial basis as well as to do 
away with the subscriptions for other activi- 
ties. The undergraduates have wished a 
change and have urged their own governing 
council to propose some method. Out of this 
have come the plans for a "blanket-tax" which 
are already known to us. Whether or not such 
a method as proposed shall be put into practice 
here in future years depends upon the attitude 
the undergraduate takes in viewing it. We do 
not necessarily mean that a fellow who doesn't 
believe in either proposal must support it with 
his views. But in the discussion to be held it 
is up to every man to defend it or oppose it as 
he likes or dislikes the "tax." A decided in- 



dividual opinion either way will mean much in 
coming to a definite conclusion by the whole 
student body. 



When we stop to consider 
Abuse of Magazines that some of the subjects 

treated editorially from 
time to time are trite and worn out, we might 
well believe that they are not written in, the 
spirit of mere "knocking." It is one of the 
duties of the college paper to set before the 
student body the conditions of things as they 
exist, be they pleasant or unpleasant. Among 
these subjects written annually for the Orient 
is one which deals with the clipping of articles 
from the papers and magazines in the library. 
Once more it comes to the lot of the Orient 
to make known the fact that some person or 
persons are grossly abusing the privileges 
granted them in the use of these periodicals. 
The occasional clipping of articles might be 
overlooked, but when some malicious person 
deliberately removes magazines from their 
bindings and appropriates them for his own ' 
personal satisfaction, it is time for facts to be 
known. It would seem that no fellow in col- 
lege could believe that magazines are bought 
solely for the individual, and yet such actions 
which have been brought to light serve only to 
furnish ground for this belief. It might well 
be suggested, then, that in any community 
whether it is collegiate or civil, the rights of 
the individual are small in comparison to those 
of society at large. 



Rev. Charles R. Brown, D.D., Speaks at Sunday Chapel 

Continued from page 185 
roads led from Rome. Rome's influence spread 
over all the known world and Paul looked at it as 
a vast moral field He realized what would be the 
result if the influence of God's religion should be 
spread over Rome. 

But Nero was emperor of Rome, a wild, disso- 
lute, tyrannical monarch. Under his rule_ the Ro- 
mans had become sensual and coarse. Religion wjas 
a name to be scoffed at. a word to be spoken with 
a sneer. Nevertheless, Paul was readv for his task. 
The significant thing about him was his attitude of 
will. Rome stood for opportunity, Paul for ability. 
He accepted his responsibility with no fears as to 
his ability to attend to it. 

Paul's case was like that of each one of you col- 
lege men. Before you lies an opportunity. It may 
be great as the seven hills of Rome, or it may be 
small, but it will surely come, and your success will 
depend entirely on your will and preparation. 

So you, young men, must prepare yourselves for 
the opportunity which is coming to you. Some day, 



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it may be five or it may be ten years hence, you 
must accept a responsibility. Let it find you with 
untainted vitaHty, a clear head, a sound character, 
and a heart filled with the love of God. Then, when 
your opportunity comes, you can answer, 'Ready.' " 



Y. M. C. A. MEETING 



Douglas, '13, presided and in a brief introduc- 
tion in which he defined Christianity with its partic- 
ular bearing upon society, introduced Mr. E. P. 
Wentworth of Portland. Mr. Wentworth has been 
for 35 years connected with the State School for 
Boys and has been superintendent since 1897. He is 
also President of the Maine Prison Association. 

He said in part, "'We are living in a most inter- 
esting time. Changes have taken place in all 
branches of learning, particularly in Science and in 
Theology. Those in Science are in particular notice 
with regard to medicine ; those in Theology have 
not been much more than the restating in a clearer 
way the old Truths. 

For the past 140 years great changes have taken 
place in Criminalology. They have been particularly 
marked in the last 40 years, but the greatest interest 
in the criminal class has been shown in the past ten 
years. 

The old Criminalology was taken from what is 
known as the vindictive theory of the Old Testa- 
ment. If a crime was committed, the criminal owed 
a debt to the community which had to be paid by 
suffering. 

The New Criminalology holds this theory to be 
very wrong, and instead of inflicting most cruel 
punishment upon those who are guilty of crime, in- 
stead of studying the crime, the criminal himself is 
studied and criminals have been accordingly classi- 
fied quite similarly to the way Shakesoeare classi- 
fied men of greatness. 

" 'Some men are born great. 

Some achieve greatness. 

Some have greatness thrust upon them.' 
Some persons are born criminals. 
Some persons acquire criminality. 
Some persons have crime thrust upon them. 

"The best place to study criminals is in such a 
place as the State Juvenfle Reformatory. Here the 
criminal is found in embryo. There is a class of 
boys and girls mentally weak and they will commit 
crime unless they are kept from it — kept away from 
society. There is a class mentally sane — these are ha- 
bitual criminals and may be sub-classed as follows: 
Vagrants, inebriates, sexual perverts, professional 
criminals. A third class are those who have crime 
thrust upon them and who do not intend to repeat 
it — these criminals should be dealt wtih most cau- 
tiously lest they be transferred to the class of ha- 
bitual criminals. 

The most eff'ectual way to deal with these 
classes is not to send them to jail but to build homes 
for them where they may be confined, studied and 
educated. The beginning of this Reformatory 
Movement took place in 1824 when a Juvenile Re- 
formatory was established. 

Mr. Wentworth read several letters from men 
who have been reformed since he has been con- 



nected with the State Reformatory and also told 
several stories of boys who being mentally defective 
could not be reformed. 

There was a fair-sized gathering of the students 
and all were interested and very grateful to Mr. 
Wentworth for his instructive lecture. 



REVISED SCHEDULE OF SEMESTER EXAMINATIONS 

Thursday, Febru,\ry i 
8.30 



Latin 

Economics 

Surveying 



I, 3 
3 



Memorial Hall 
Physics Lect. Room 
Drawing Room 



1.30 



Economics i Memorial Hall 

Greek i, 7 Physics Lect. Room 

Friday, February 2 

8.30 

Government i Memorial Hall 

French i Memorial Hall 

Chemistry S Memorial Hall 

Latin 5 Memorial Hall 

(Room 3) 

1.30 

French 3, 13 Memorial Hall 

Saturday, February 3 

8.30 

History 5 Memorial Hall 

Physics 3 Memorial Hall 

Zoology 5 ' Memorial Hall 

1.30 

Economics 5 Memorial Hall 

Greek 3 and A Memorial Hall 

History i History Lect. Room 

Monday, February 5 

8.30 

Chem. I, 3, 7 Memorial Hall 

German 15 Memorial Hall 

1.30 

Physics I History Lect. Room 

Latin A Memorial Hall 

Philosophy i Memorial Hall 

Tuesday, February 6 
8.30 

Geology i Memorial Hall 

Eng. Lit. I Memorial Hall 

1.30 

German i, 3 Memorial Hall 

German 13 Physics Lect. Room 

Wednesday, February 7 

8.30 

Eng. Lit. 3 Memorial Hall 

German 5 Memorial Hall 

1.30 

Psychol. I History Lect. Room 

Hygiene Memorial Hall 

Thursday, February 8 
8.30 

German 7 Memorial Hall 

1.30 

Math. I, 3, s Memorial Hall 

French 7 Memorial Hall 



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Friday, February 9 


History 

Drawing: 

Italian 


8.30 

7 


Memorial Hall 
Drawing Room 
Memorial Hall 


English 
Zoology 


1.30 

I 


Memorial Hall 
Physics Lect. Room 




Saturday, February 10 


Zoology 


8.30 
I, 4 


Memorial Hall 



Y. M. C. A. NOTES 

We are to have the privilege of hearing the Hon. 
C. E. Milliken of Island Falls on Thursday, January 
25 at 7 o'clock. Mr. Milliken is one of the most 
prominent men in the political and business Hfe of 
the state. For several sessions he has been a mem- 
ber of the state senate and is recognized as one of 
the leaders in that body. He is also connected with 
extensive lumbering operations in Aroostook County 
and is in every way fitted to speak on the subject 
"The Applications of Christianity to Business." 

The dates for the State Conference of Colleges 
and Preparatory Schools to be held with the Uni- 
versity of Maine at Orono have been announced for 
Feb. 16, 17, and 18. A complete program will be an- 
nounced later. It is enough to say now that among 
the speakers will be David R. Porter, '06, Harrison 
Elliott, Bible Study Secretary of the International 
Committee, and James L. McConaughy. A remark- 
ably cheap rate on the railroad has been secured of 
one-half the regular fare, which ought to make it 
possible for everyone to go who desires to do so. 
Entertainment will be provided by the University of 
Maine. Remember the dates and try to be there. 



A CORRECTION 



Under plan A of the "Blanket-tax" proposed in 
last week's Orient, it should have been stated that 
admission to all home games — with one or two excep- 
tions — would be given to those paying the fee. This 
provision makes the two plans aUke in regard to 
conditions governing admission to the games. 



jfacult^ flotes 



Last Saturday evening in the Court Room in the 
town building, the Brunswick Dramatic Club was 
organized with a membership of about 150. The 
aim of the society is to encourage amateur perform- 
ances, the production of good plays, and the study 
of the drama. Several persons, closely connected 
with the college, are interested in the club. Profes- 
sor George T. Files is president; Professor Mitchell 
and Mrs Hutchins are members of the executive 
committee; Professor Hutchins is chairman of the 
music committee; Professor Brown is chairman of 
the committee on selection of plays and casts of 
which Professors Burnett, Davis, and Sills are mem- 
bers, and Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Davis are members 



of the stage committee. The club plans to present 
one big entertainment a year for the benefit of some 
local charity and to give two or three entertain- 
ments to which only members will be admittted. 

Professor William Hawley Davis will give an 
address at the third meeting of the Literature De- 
partment of the W. L. U., which will meet in 
Pythian Temple, Portland, on the afternoon of Sat- 
urday, Jan. 20, to study modern literature. Profes- 
sor Davis will illustrate his talk by the reading of se- 
lections from Short Stories. 

President Hyde will have leading articles in the 
February and April numbers of American Youth, 
the first number of which will appear in February. 
It is a magazine for "adult workers with adolescent 
youth." President Hyde's articles are "A Prayer 
for All Boys," and "A Boy's Prayer." 

The Harvard Club of Buffalo has recently had 
printed, in attractive poster form, the closing para- 
graph of a paper which President Hyde read before 
the International Congress of Arts and Sciences, at 
the Louisiana Purchase Exposition at St. Louis, 
Missouri, September 19-24, 1904. The selection, 
which is headed "The Offer of the College" is as fol- 
lows : 

"To be at home in all lands and all ages ; to 
count Nature a familiar acquaintance, and art an in- 
timate friend ; to gain a standard for the apprecia- 
tion of other men's work and the criticism of your 
own; to carry the keys of the world's^ library in 
your pocket, and feel its resources behind you in 
whatever task you undertake; to make hosts of 
friends among the men of your own age who are 
to be leaders in all walks of life ; to lose yourself in 
generous enthusiasm and co-operate with others for 
common ends ; to learn manners from students who 
are gentlemen, and form character under professors 
who are Christians — this is the offer of the college 
to you." 

The Committee on Relations with Preparatory 
Schools is preparing to publish again President 
Hyde's article, "Salient Questions Which the Stu- 
dent and the College Should Ask Each Other." It 
is in the form of a catechism. It appeared in the 
Nczv York Times last summer and attracted much 
attention. It contains a set of questions which are 
designed to be helpful to a student in choosing a 
college. 

Professor Henry Johnson read a paper on Dante 
before the Faculty Club of-the University of Maine, 
last Saturday 

An unusual number of inquiries and requests for 
catalogues have been received at the college office 
recently. They are from all parts of the country, 
notably California, New Mexico, and other distant 
localities. 



Colleae IRotes 

The Deutscher Verein picture was taken Wednes- 
day noon. 

Several of the student body attended the Chap- 
man concert in Bath, a week ago Tuesday. 

Professor Cram and Professor Whittier were 
both on the stand as expert witnesses for the State 
in the recent Keefe murder trial in Bath. 



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189 



Among recent visitors on the campus were 
Heath, '09, and Johnson, '09 

Warren Eddy. '14, is critically ill at his home in 
Portland with pleurisy of the heart. 

There was an unusually large number of visitors 
at Sunday chapel to hear the college preacher, 

H. H. Hall, '13, is back in town again. He has 
been confined at home on account of diphtheria. 

Atwood, '10, was on the campus, Friday. He is 
engaged in the shirt-manufacturing business in Port- 
land. 

Nickerson, ex-'i2, has been elected Manager of 
the Tennis team of Stetson University, De Land, 
Florida. 

Farrar, '14, has been teaching Latin at Morse 
High School for a week during the sickness of the 
regular instructor. 

Cowan. '13, has returned to college after his long 
illness with diphtheria. He was taken sick before 
the Thanksgiving vacation. 

Entrance examinations in Algebra and Plane 
Geometry will be given on Saturday, Jan. 20, at 
1.30 P.M. in the Math. Room. 

Weymouth, '14, has left colege on account of ill- 
health. He has been ordered by the doctors to seek 
rest for a year, but expects to enter the Medical 
School next year. 

Cuts of the new gymnasium, together with ex- 
tended accounts of the building, have appeared in 
recent issues of the Boston Globe, Portland Ex- 
press, and the Boston Transcript. 

The third meeting of the Classical Club was held 
in the classical room in Memorial Hall, Thursday 
evening at 8 o'clock. After the meeting the club 
adjourned to Professor Woodruff's. 

The Freshman Rehgious Cominittee of the Y. M. 
C. A. is to "make the rounds" of the campus 
monthly, collecting old magazines to be sent to lum- 
ber camps for the benefit of the woodsmen. 

The teachers convention, in which some of the 
faculty are interested, will be held in Portland, in- 
stead of Brunswick as originally planned. The 
small-pox epidemic made the change advisable 

Charles Reynolds Brown, D.D., the college 
preacher, held an informal reception at the Theta 
Delta Chi House, Sunday evening, at 7.30, when he 
gave a short talk on "Choosing a Life-Work." 

Lincoln Academy plays Morse High School at 
basketball to-night at Bath, at Y. M. C. A. building 
at 7.30. All the Lincoln Academy and Morse High 
School men will go down, besides many other fel- 
lows. 

Leo Pratt had a narrow escape from an acci- 
dent when his sleigh tipped over on the car track 
near the Church on the Hill, Sunday evening. The 
sleigh spun around a couple of times and Pratt 
crawled out uninjured. 

Prof. Davis' course in argumentation and debat- 
ing has more students enrolled this semester than 
are enrolled in a similar course in any New Eng- 
land college or university, and is probably larger 



than any class in argumentation and debating east 
of th.e Mississippi River. The number of students 
in the course is thirty-two. 

The Maine Peace Society has transmitted peti- 
tions to Senators Johnson and Gardner, requesting 
the ratification of the arbitration treaties. One of 
these petitions bears the signatures of President 
Hyde and more than sixty undergraduates at Bow- 
doin. 

A Roman copper coin, As. of the date 325 B. C, 
has been presented to the Art Collection by Prof. 
George D. Chase, Ph.D., of the University of Maine. 
This is one of the Romans' earliest attempts at 
coinage. In 1909 Prof. Chase gave an exchange 
course in the Art Building on Roman coins. 

According to the papers of the State, Prof. 
Henrv L. Chapman is a possible candidate for the 
governorship of Maine. At a recent meeting of lead- 
ing Republicans, his name was suggested and met 
the enthusiastic approval of all those who were 
present. Prof. Chapman has made no statement of 
his position. 

The Bowdoin College Alumni Association of 
New York City and vicinity will hold the forty- 
second annual meeting and banquet at the Hotel 
Martinique in New York City, on Friday evening, 
Jan. 26, 1912, at 6.30 o'clock. Among those pres- 
ent will be General Thomas H Hubbard, 'S7, and 
Admiral Peary, 'yy. 

The Bowdoin Alumni Association of Washing- 
ton, D. C, numbering about forty, will enjoy a ban- 
quet at the Willard or Raleigh the last of this 
month. Three distinguished Maine men who have 
served as president of the Association, Chief Justice 
Fuller, Senator Frye, and Speaker Reed, have 
"assed away. There is a very creditable showing of 
Bowdoin men in Washington, although but two of 
the Maine members are graduates of Bowdoin. 

Professor Wilmot B. Mitchell attended the Con- 
ference of New England Colleges on Entrance Re- 
quirements in English, held at Simmons College in 
Boston on the morning of Jan. 13. The Conference 
considered changes in the entrance requirements for 
1916-18. The following colleges were represented: 
Wesleyan, Williams, Amherst, Yale, Trinity, Brown, 
Simmons, Harvard, University of Maine, Dart- 
mouth, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Bow- 
doin. 

Miss Sylvia Pankhurst, who spoke in Memorial 
Hall last evening, is the daughter of Mrs. Emaline 
Pankhurst, the noted militant suffragette, and Dr. 
Pankhurst, a leading English barrister. She gave 
up her study of Art to take up the work of the 
Women's Social and Political Union, when it was 
interrupted by the arrest of her mother and sister, 
Christobel. Her zeal and fearlessness in this work 
led to her own arrest and imprisonment. Miss 
Pankhurst is only twenty years old and speaks with 
a directness and simplicity which captivates her 
hearers. She is the author of "The Suffragette : a 
History of the Militant Equal Suffrage Movement." 
A delegation from the Equal Suffrage Club of Port- 
land, heard her speak last evening. 



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Hlumni Department 

'64. — Joseph N. Whitney, former chief 
clerk of the bureau of statistics, Department of 
Commerce and Labor, died Jan. 9 at his home, 
141 5 Chapin Street. He was stricl<en by 
paralysis November 24 last, and was confined 
to his home since then. 

Funeral services were held Jan. 12 in Rock 
Creek chapel. Delegations from the Loyal 
Legions and G. A. R. attended the funeral, 
and the honorary pall-bearers were chosen 
from Mr. Whitney's associates in these organ- 
izations. 

Mr. Whitney lived in Washington ever 
since the close of the Civil War. He was 
born at Raymond, Me., in 1836, and was grad- 
uated from college just before the outbreak of 
the war. He was among the first to enlist, 
and served for three years as a private, ser- 
geant, and first lieutenant in the 7th Rhode 
Island Cavalry. He was taken a prisoner of 
war and for nineteen months was confined in 
Libby and other Confederate prisons. He was 
released from Wilmington, N. C, after Lee 
surrendered. 

At the close of the war, he received an ap- 
pointment in the office of the Treasury De- 
partment, where he served until the bureau of 
statistics was organized, in 1867. Then it was 
that he was transferred to that bureau. He 
was promoted to be chief clerk in 1878, a po- 
sition he held for many years, until he resigned 
in March, 1910, on account of failing health. 

In 1867, Mr. Whitney graduated from the 
Columbia Law College and was admitted to 
the bar of the District of Columbia. He was 
a member of Burnside Post, No. 8, Depart- 
ment of the Potomac, G. A. R. ; of the Loyal 
Legion, and of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fra- 
ternity. 

'86. — The Bureau of Mines has just issued 
Bulletin 16, entitled, "The Uses of Peat for 
Fuel and Other Purposes," by Charles A. 
Davis. 

'97. — Rev. Frederick K. Ellsworth has ac- 
cepted a call to the Congregational Church at 
Sangerties, N. Y., and is now working in that 
parish. 

'07. — Joseph Blake Drummond of Portland 
and Miss Katherine Murray Randall of Au- 
gusta were married in Augusta, Dec. 14, 191 1, 
by the Rev. Clayton P. Boothby. Mr. Drum- 
mond was graduated from Bowdoin in the 



Class of 1907, and from tlie Medical School 
of Maine in the Class of 1910. 

'08. — Frank P. Wight has again returned 
to the Holly Inn, Pinehurst, N. C, for the 
winter after a most successful summer season 
at The Inn, Charlevoix-the-Beautiful, Michi- 
gan. 

Ex-'io. — Daniel J. Ready is a lieutenant in 
the constabulary service in the Philippines. 

'10. — Charles A. Smith is pursuing courses 
in mining engineering in Massachusetts Insti- 
tute of Technology. 

'11. — D. Scribner Hyler, who was with 
Mr. Wight at Charlevoix-the-Beautiful last 
summer goes with him to Pinehurst this win- 
ter. 



INTERSCHOLASTIC BASEBALL LEAGUE ORGANIZED 

At the meeting of the Bowdoin Interscholastic 
Baseball League a schedule of games for the season 
of igi2 was arranged. Francis X. Callahan, '14, of 
Portland, assistant manager of the baseball team 
and president of the league, presided. The follow- 
ing schools were represented : Deering High, Morse 
High of Bath, Lewiston High, Edward Little High 
of Auburn, and Cony High of Augusta. 

There was some discussion on the details of the 
management of the league and it was decided that 
if the managers of two teams scheduled to play fail 
to select an umpire five days before the game, the 
president of the league shall have the power to ap- 
point an umpire. It was decided that the number of 
players to be taken on the league trips should be 
limited to twelve. 

At the meeting Edward O. Leigh, '12, of Seattle, 
Wash., manager of the 191 1 Bowdoin baseball team, 
in behalf of the Bowdoin Atliletic Association, pre- 
sented to the representative of Lewiston High 
School the league pennants for 1909 and igio, which 
the association offered for the two years mentioned. 



IFntercoUeGiate IRotes 



A New Haven minister predicted to Yale stu- 
dents that in ten years betting will overthrow foot- 
ball as a national sport. 

In a straw ballot recently conducted at Oberlin, 
Woodrow Wilson won a complete victory for the 
Presidency. La Follette was second and Taft thrd. 



Medical School o! Maine 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE 

Addison S Thayer, Dean 

10 Deering Street, Portland, Maine 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XLI 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, JANUARY 26, 1912 



NO. 24 



COACH BERQIN TO RETURN 

The students will be glad to know that 
Coach Bergin has signed a contract with Man- 
ager Lawrence Smith, '13, to coach the foot- 
ball team next year. Coach Bergin has 
coached two years at Bowdoin with great suc- 
cess. He is very popular among the fellows 
and is one of the best coaches in New Eng- 
land. He was quarterback of Princeton's 
1910 team. Ted Coy said of Bergin, "He is 
the fastest man that ever handled a signal." 
Bergin is attending a law school in New York 
this winter. 



MONDAY NIGHT CLUB 

The first meeting of the Monday Night 
Club was held at the Theta Delta Chi house, 
Monday evening at 7 o'clock. Captain Wood 
presided. The following men were elected to 
membership : Frederick Benjamin Simpson, 
'12, of Bangor; Laurence Alden Crosby, '13, 
of Bangor, Paul Howard Douglas, '13, of 
Newport, Stanley Fuller Dole, '13, of Port- 
land, Plerbert Alton Lewis, '15, of North 
Haven, and Harry Peter Faulkner, '15, of 
Boston, Mass. Douglas was elected secretary. 

After the business session light refresh- 
ments were served. 



CLASS OF '68 PRIZE SPEAKING 

The program of the Prize Speaking which 
was held Thursday evening in Memorial Hall, 
is as follows : 

Music 
Carlyle's Message: Insight Plus Action 

Eugene Francis Bradford 
The Old Order Changeth 

* Burleigh Cushing Rodick 
Music 
Walt Whitman's Democracy 

EAR..E Francis Maloney 
Music 
The Educational Value of Music 

John Lawrence Hurley 
Music 



The New Immigration 

*Charles Francis Adams 
The Irish Drama 

Arthur Deehan Welch 
Music 
^Excused. 

Judges — Rev. Omar W. Folsom, Bath; 
Rev. John H. Quint, Brunswick; Prof. Hal- 
bert H. Britan, Bates College. 



REPUBLICAN CLUB iVlASS=MEETING 

Friday evening, Jan. 9, a mass-meeting 
was held in Memorial Hall for the formation 
of a Republican Club and the election of offi- 
cers. W. R. Spinney, chairman pro tern., read 
sections of the constitution concerning the 
purpose of the club, election of officers and 
membership requirements. 

W. R. Spinney, '13, was elected president, 
F. B. Simpson, '12, vice-president, Laurence 
Crosby, '13, secretary and treasurer, and 
Professors Files and Moody, faculty members. 

After the election Prof. Files gave an in- 
formal talk on the Republican party. He be- 
gan by saying that he always had been a Re- 
publican and would be as long as the party 
kept to the right principles and put up the 
right man. There is a great opportunity for 
college men in politics now. Politics need the 
academic freedom which college men possess. 
In American politics there is a great deal of 
corruption and manipulation which deters 
honest men from entering. This Prof. 
Files illustrated from his own experience 
while running for the legislature. The country 
needs interest from college men and this club 
helps to fill this need. 

The Republican party, although rather low 
at present, has some very good men. La Fol- 
lette, who may soon speak here, is a promis- 
ing candidate, while Taft or even Roosevelt 
have a good chance, provided that the party 
incorporates in its platform the insurgent 
principles. 

After Prof. Files' talk, those present were 
given an opportunity of enrolling as members 
of the club. 



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STUDENT COUNCIL MEETING 

Monday evening the Student Council held 
a meeting and a plan was submitted for put- 
ting the Orient and Quill under one financial 
management, but this plan was not considered 
advisable because it placed too much power in 
the hands of the Managers and the Student 
Council. The final arrangements were made 
for the Smoker this evening. 



GOOD GOVERNMENT CLUB TO REORGANIZE 

Professor Lunt in the course in govern- 
ment announced last Monday that the Good 
Government Club would be reorganized next 
Saturday evening The club will be open to 
all members of the course. He also added 
that the idea was not an honor club, but one 
which would investigate the political condi- 
tions of the country and the state. 



LECTURE BY MISS PANKHURST 

A large number of students and townspeo- 
ple availed themselves of the unusual opportu- 
nity of hearing Miss Sylvia Pankhurst, the 
"militant suffragette," speak in Memorial 
Hall Thursday evening, January i8. A 
large number was present from surrounding 
communities, chief among which was a dele- 
gation from the Portland Equal Suffrage 
Club. This was the last lecture which Miss 
Pankhurst delivered in New England. 

President Hyde made a short introductory 
speech in which he referred to Miss Pank- 
hurst as possessing the qualities of persever- 
ance, self-sacrifice, and devotion to the cause 
of woman suffrage. 

In beginning Miss Pankhurst gave first the 
reasons why woman suffrage in England is 
necessary to-day. "A married woman has no 
legal existence in England," she said. She 
asserted that a married woman, under the 
present laws was not entitled to any of her 
earnings, and that she could not hold property. 

She spoke at length concerning the eco- 
nomic conditions in England to-day. The 
average wage of working men in England to- 
day is 25s. a week, whereas that of women is 
but 7s. When the suffrage movement was 
first started, the working men opposed it, for 
they reasoned that if women got more tvages, 
men would receive less. Miss Pankhurst 
asserted that they were beginning to perceive 



that they were in the wrong. She also at- 
tacked the insurance laws, declaring that they 
discriminated unfairly between men and 
women. 

In the final part of her speech, Miss Pank- 
hurst gave the history of the suffrage move- 
ment from its inception in 1870 until the 
present day. She told of the difficulties they 
have experienced in presenting the bill to Par- 
liament, and cited instances of shocking ill- 
treatment by the authorities. 

She was very optimistic, however, and said 
that she felt no doubt of ultimate success. She 
said that the movement had already reached 
Australia, and would soon reach America, al- 
though the time is not yet ripe. 

In closing, she said : "Its benefits will be 
gradual, yet sure. It's bound to come. To 
attempt to hold it back is like holding the 
waves of the ocean." 



CLASSICAL CLUB 

A meeting of the Classical Club was held 
in the Classical Room of Memorial Hall Tues- 
day evening. Prof. Nixon gave an illustrated 
lecture on "Pompeii, Past and Present." The 
club then adjourned to Professor Woodruff's 
house and a business meeting was held. A 
committee consisting of Professor Sills, Buell, 
'14, Maloney, '12, was elected to consider giv- 
ing a Latin play in translation. A social even- 
ing followed. The next meeting will be Feb. 
15- 



FROM THE MUSIC COMMITTEE 

Brunswick, Me., Jan. 22, 1912. 
To the Editor of the Bozifdoin Orient: 

Dear Sir: "Senior's" communication in 
your last issue on the "rotten" college quar- 
tette, may relieve a mind "for four years" tor- 
tured, but as criticism it is of less value, be- 
cause it is without discrimination. Bowdoin 
in music has not the resources of a big uni- 
versity, and it is as idle to expect our college 
choir to reach a high standard as to demand a 
Bowdoin football team that will win a Novem- 
ber game from Harvard. The good results 
obtained in athletics — and the results are good 
in spite of occasional severe strictures from 
undergraduates — are largely due to expert 
coaching, a means of improvement that has 
never been provided for the college choir. 



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193 



Although we depend on student leaders, and 
the voices available are comparatively un- 
trained, the average results for six times "four 
years" have, in my judgment, been as good as 
under such conditions we could reasonably ex- 
pect. Not that any one with a sensitive ear 
ought to be satisfied and forbear criticism. 
The music committee are not satisfied, and I 
feel sure that our choir leaders are sometimes 
disappointed and even chagrined, for voices 
are not always in prime condition, untrained 
singers are uncertain, and students here, as in 
athletics, in Y. M. C. A. work, and in the 
class rooms, make preparation which cannot 
always be described as adequate. 

But there have been many Sundays even in 
the last "four years" when the Chapel music 
has been creditable, and no apologies to 
friends have been necessary. What the college 
needs is a music department, with a thoroly 
trained musician at its head, who, besides of- 
fering courses in music, will superintend and 
coach the musical clubs and the Chapel choir; 
and if "Senior's" onslaught helps to bring that 
need home, and hastens by ever so little the 
day of expert guidance for Bowdoin's musical 
interests, it ought, in spite of its undiscrimi- 
nating severity, to be welcomed. 

With the hope that the improvement we 
all desire may soon be made possible, I am 
Respectfully yours, 

Frank E. Woodruff. 



MASSACHUSETTS MEN IN COLLEGE 

At the first meeting of the Massachusetts 
Club which was held recently, Dean Sills pre- 
sented a table of statistics showing the number 
of students from Massachusetts, and their pro- 
portion to the whole student body in each 
year since 1900, and each decade since 1880. 
The table shows that the smallest number of 
Massachusetts men in college in any one year 
has been ten, and the smallest percentage of the 
student body has been four. On the other 
hand, both the absolute and relative number 
of students from Massachusetts has shown a 
decided increase since 1905, the number hav- 
ing reached 53 in 1909-1910, and the men 
numbering 15 per cent, of the entire student 
body from 1909 to 191 1. This year there are 
only 40 men in college registering from Mas- 
sachusetts, but this is explained in part by the 
fact that several men who originally came 



from Massachusetts have changed their resi- 
dence to Maine. 

The table, showing the total number in col- 
lege, the number from Massachusetts and the 
percentage is as follows: 

Number in Number from Percent- 
Year college. Massachusetts age 
1880-81 157 10 6 % 
1890-91 181 10 5 % 
I89S-96 243 10 4 % 
1901-02 254 15 6 % 
1902-03 275 16 6 % 
1903-04 277 16 6 % 
1904-05 280 21 8 % 
1905-06 288 27 9 % 
1906-07 289 34 12 % 
1907-08 30s 40 13 % 
1908-09 348 49 II % 
1909-10 346 53 15 % 
1910-11 338 51 15 % 
1911-12 333 40 12 % 



ZETA PSI CONVENTION 



The sixty-fifth annual convention of the 
Grand Chapter of the Zeta Psi Fraternity was 
held at the Hotel Chelsea, Atlantic City, New 
Jersey, on January 4th, 5th, and 6th. The 
convention proper was preceded by an in- 
formal meeting of delegates at the Chapter 
House at Columbia University on the 4th. 
The convention was held under the auspices 
of the Chapter at Rutgers College and there 
were delegates present from all the chapters 
of the Fraternity, besides a great number of 
other active members and elders. The 
Lambda Chapter of Bowdoin was represented 
by Merton W. Greene, 1913. 



MEETING OF THE DEBATING COUNCIL 

An important meeting of the Bowdoin Debating 
Council was held Jan. 16, when the question was an- 
nounced which will be debated in the Triangular 
League, of which Wesleyan, New York University, 
and Bowdoin, are members. This question is : 
Resolved, That the United States should adopt a 
uniform, compulsory workingmen's compensation act 
aoolicable to industrial employments. Such an act 

1. Should extend to railroads and other public 
service corporations. 

2. Should be adopted by both federal and other 
governments for such employments as may be within 
their respective jurisdictions. 

3. Should make the employer absolutely liable 
for injury or death to the employe unless he estab- 
lish the employe's contributory negligence. 

Continued on page 195 



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JANUARY 26, 1912 



There appeared in last 
Undesirable Publicity week's Orient an under- 

gradu ate comm;unication 
entering rather a strenuous complaint against 
the Chapel quartette. If it was couched in 
a tco emphatic style that is a matter which 
concerns the author alone. As a student pub- 
lication receiving undergraduate expressions 
of opinion this paper assumes no authority to 
bar any letter written to it except for indecent 
language and the expression of dangerous and 
unreasonable ideas. The communication above 
referred to was wholly within the law but the 
Orient regrets to have discovered that it was 
seized upon and made the subject of undesir- 
able newspaper publicity for the college. 

There appeared in a recent issue of a 
nearby evening paper a two-column story 
"scare headed," "Inhuman Maltreatment of 
Beautiful Hymns — Bowdoin College Quartet 
Scored as 'Rotten' by Senior Critic." Had 
this story been taken direct from the Orient 



by the paper in question we could have no 
complaint. But it was not. The report was 
dated from Brunswick, marked "special" and 
gave a wealth of details including names of 
students and members of the faculty which 
betrays familiarity of the writer with the sub- 
ject. But most painful reflection of all is, that 
since Bowdoin news is written by Bowdoin 
men only and goes through the channels of 
the Bowdoin Press Club, an organization so 
honored by the college that membership in it 
is recorded as an attainment to personal dis- 
tinction, the article in question must have been 
written by a Bowdoin man. 

The Orient feels that college "stories" of 
a hig'hly colored nature, with no real news 
value have no place in the public press and 
that the publication of the story in question 
was an unfortunate occurrence, a repetition of 
which should be regarded with stern disfavor 
by Bowdoin men. If Bowdoin is dissatisfied 
with her quartette or with any other college 
afifair that is a matter for discussion upon the 
campus and has no place in the supplements 
of a newspaper where it can serve only as a 
morbid incentive to the unappreciated ridicule 
of its readers. 



One need not be a very 
Good Government close follower of campus 
activities at Bowdoin to ob- 
serve that a progressive spirit is abroad and 
is causing the re-organization and moderniza- 
tion of many of our student activities. Latest 
among the organizations to fall in line with 
the new movement is the Good Government 
Club. 

For the past few years this club has been a 
close corporation of a dozen seniors with high 
ranks in Government. Its activities have been 
confined to the holding of meetings for discus- 
sion and the occasional address by some out- 
side speaker. Further than that it has caused 
no ripples on the placid stream of college life. 

But comes now into the midst of those 
who are organizing the club this year, some 
progressive spirits imbued with the idea of 
making the Good Government Club more than 
a "Bugle honor," and means of spending a 
profitable evening now and then. "Away with 
the scholarship requirements for admission," 
they say. "Let anyone be admitted to mem- 
bership who is really interested in the prob- 
lems of City and State, and is willing to prove 
his interest by practical investigating and re- 



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search work, whether he be Senior or Fresh- 
man. Eliminate the honor society idea and 
make it a real vital organization for the practi- 
cal study of political science at first hand." 
These progressive spirits have met with favor 
in their new ideas. The Club is to be re-or- 
ganized in the way they have outlined and 
there is even talk of uniting with the Intercol- 
legiate Civic Association, composed of similar 
organizations in other colleges which do prac- 
tical work and hold meetings yearly in New 
York and Washington. 

The Orient congratulates the Club on the 
occasion of its "renaissance" and wishes it all 
success in its venture into new fields of activity. 



Meeting of the Debating Council 

Continued from page ]9.5 

4. Should contain reasonable rates of compensa- 
tion which might vary in different locations. 

A committee composed of President Rodick of 
the Debating Council and Merton W. Greene, '13, 
was chosen to confer with Prof. Davis, in order to 
plan the system of trials for the Bradburv Prize 
Debate, which will decide the soeakers on the teams 
against other colleges, and which will be held Feb- 
ruary 15. 

Each college will have a team for the negative 
and one for the affirmative. Debates will be held 
simultaneously at New York, Middletown, and 
Brunswick. 



Y. M. C. A. NOTES 

A box of clothing has been sent to Rev. H. Ros- 
well Bates of New York, for the use of his Easl 
Side Mission. 

E)r. Estes Nichols of Hebron, will speak on 
Christianity and Public Health on Feb. 15. 

Don't forget that the dates of the Maine Student 
Conference at Orono are Feb. 16, 17, and 18, and 
plan to go. 

About $250 has now been pledged for the sup- 
port of Hiwale. This is not up to the record of past 
years and it is hoped that those who have not al- 
ready contributed will do so soon and help this loyal 
Bowdoin man in his good work in India. 



ago was a semi-barbaric nation, to-day she is one of 
the leading powers of the globe. 

The college man cannot be blind to this move- 
ment, the forces behind it, and its influence on the 
western world For these reasons he cannot afford 
to ignore the study of the work of Christian Mis- 
sionaries in these lands They have been and are 
one of the great determining forces in the develop- 
ment. The natives themselves recognize this fact. 
Viceroy Tuan Fong of China, Special Commissioner 
to the U. S., says, "The awakening of China which 
is now at hand, can be traced in no small measure 
to the hands of the missionaries." Marquis Ito, 
Premier of Japan: "Japan's progress and develop- 
ment are largely due to the influence of mission- 
aries." This reason alone is enough to demand con- 
sideration from every broad-minded man. But an- 
other important question forces itself on those 
whose interest is not narrowed by the limits of their 
own country but is world wide. Is this civilization 
to develop without those moral qualities which un- 
derlie our civilization and which alone can make it 
lasting? This question, too, the missionaries are 
answering. 

In our own country also modern civilization is 
producing great changes in our poKtical, social, and 
industrial life. One of the greatest is the movement 
toward the city. In 1850 only 6 per cent, of the pop- 
ulation of the United States were living in cities of 
over 100,000 population. In 1900 18 per cent, were 
living in such cities. The new and complex problems 
involved press urgently for solution on the present 
generation. 

An O'^iortunity to learn something about these 
world-wide problems and the efforts to meet them 
will be given by the Y. M. C. A. in a course of five 
lessons, beginning the first of next semester. 

Three courses will be given : 

1. India Awakening by S'herwood Eddy. A 
study of conditions in a typical eastern country 
showing what Christian missions are doing for that 
land. Normal class leader. Prof. Mitchell. 

2. The Apologetic of Foreign Missions bv J 
Lovell Murray. Designed especially for men who 
are opposed to missions. A study of the reasons for 
and against. Normal Class leader, Mr. Fifield. 

3. The Chaillenge of the City, by Josiah Strong. 
A study of the conditions and problems of Ameri- 
can cities. Normal class leader, Prof. Catlin. 

These courses will be worth while. Enroll in 
some group. 



J^acult^ Botes 



MISSION STUDY FOR 1912 

We are in the midst of a vast forward move- 
ment of civilization world-wide in its scope. The 
East_ is awaking from its long period of seclusion 
and ignorance. China is in the throes of a political 
revolution which will bring liberty and enlighten- 
rnent to her people ; Turkey has secured a constitu- 
tional government ; education is spreading in India 
and with it a national spirit with which England 
will soon have to reckon ; Japan less than fifty years 



President Hyde occupied the pulpit at Welles- 
ley last Sunday, Jan 21. 

Professor Little was in Boston the first of the 
week, on business for the library. 

The annual dinner of the New York Alumni Club 
will be held Friday evening in New York. The 
club at present has a large membership. President 
Hyde will represent the college. 

Mr. James L. MacConaughy, who is studying at 
Teachers' College, Columbia Universit" on a year's 
leave of absence from the faculty, will be present 
also. 



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CALENDAR 

Friday^ January 26 
7.30 Smoker in Memorial Hall. 

Sunday^ January 28 
10.45 Morning Service in the Church on the Hill, 

conducted by Rev J. H. Quint. 
S-OO Sunday Chapel conducted by President Hyde. 

Thursday, February i 
8.30 Mid-year Examinations begun. 

(Tolleae Botes 

Don't Forget the Smoker in Me- 
morial Hall, Tonight, Everyone be 
sure and bring Steins. 



Two original drawings have been loaned 
to the Art Collection by the artist, Miss Mary 
N. Richardson. One is a striking drawing 
of an old man who is seated. The other is a 
charming drawing of a young girl. They are 
hanging in the Boyd Gallery. 

A book of poems, entitled Poems of Action, 
has very recently been published which was 
compiled by David R. Porter, M.A. (Oxon), 
a Rhodes Scholarship man from the Class of 
1906 and secretary for High and Preparatory 
Schools of the Boys' Work department of the 
International Committee of Young Men's 
Christian Associations. The compiler states in 
his preface, "My first purpose in making this 
collection has been to bring together in a con- 
venient volume from all poets using the Eng- 
lish language the verse which mature boys en- 
joy reading." 

It is a book of poems most carefully chosen 
and having a large variety of poems and au- 
thors, there being about ninety different au- 
thors represented, — among whom are those 
who are best known to the average person to- 
day. 

Philip Towle, '14, left college last week. 

Bisbee, '03, was on the campus, Saturday. 

Herbert Davis, ex-'i2, was on the campus last 
week. 

Warren Eddy. '12, who has been seriously ill at 
his home, is better. 

Allan Woodcock, '12, was at his home last week 
on account of illness. 

The first concert of the musical clubs will be 
given at Bath, Monday evening, Feb. 12. 

"Lee" Means of the baseball team, was in Bos- 
ton, recently, to see about securing a coach. 



The Ibis picture was taken at Webber's Thursday 
noon. 

G. Tannan Little, ex-'i2, has been at home for a 
few days. 

The Delta Kappa Epsilon House Party and dance 
comes Feb 16. 

"Bill" Sparks, '09, is athletic director at Hobart 
College, New York. 

Pictures of the Student Council were taken at 
Webber's, Thursday noon. 

The picture of the Classical Club was taken, 
Wednesday, at one o'clock. 

Several students have been skiing during the 
last week at Standpipe Hill. 

An unusually large number of Bowdoin students 
.'.pent the week end in Portland 

The Chemical Club had its picture taken at Web- 
ber's studio, Monday afternoon. 

The picture of the Classical Club was taken at 
Webber's studio last Wednesday. 

Bowdoin students are now daily enjoying the 
skating on the Androscoggin River. 

Earl Tuttle, '13, and Neal Tuttle, '14, are both 
ill at their home in Cumberland Mills. 

Several of the fellows attended "Beverly of 
Graustauk" in Portland, last Saturday 

Several Bowdoin students were present at the 
leap year dance given at Bath last week. 

Several college men attended the play "Lucia's 
Lover," given by the Misses' Club last club. 

The Bowdoin College Glee Club will start on its 
annual trip through New England on Feb. 26. 

Winthrop S. Greene, '13, passed the week end in 
Bridgton with his uncle, who is a Bowdoin graduate. 

There will be a meeting of Exeter and Andqver 
men in the Deutscher Verein room, Monday evening. 

A small boy appeared in the dormitories the 
other evening trying to sell chances on a live rac- 
coon. 

Several Bowdoin students were seen at Keith's 
Theatre and the Jefferson Theatre in Portland, Sat- 
urday. 

"Bill" Merrill, janitor of Appleton Hall, has been' 
awav from his work for a few days on account of 
illness. 

Next semester Professor Ham will include in his 
German 2 course a series of 10 lectures on German 
subjects. 

The first lecture in the Annie Talbot Cole series 
will be given by Dr. Bliss Perry on Feb. 19, in Me- 
morial Hall. 

Rabbi Fleischer, who was the college preacher at 
Bowdoin one Sunday last fall, has founded a 
church in Boston. 

A large number of students attended the per- 
formance of "Lucia" at Keith's Theatre^ Portland, 
Thursday evening. 

Douglas Urquhart, ex-'l4, is reported by one of 
the Boston papers as having "an understanding" 
with the Boston Rex Sox. During the past summer 
he has pitched for the Woodstock team of the Maine 
league, with which he made a fine record. 



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Appleton Hall is the only dormitory which has 
not yet been equipped witli the new chandeliers. 
Why this partiality? 

Prof. Chapman has announced that he has no 
intention of running for the Republican nomination 
for Governor. 

Dean Porter of Clark College and Prof. Gould, 
of the Department of History at Bates, were visit- 
ors here last week. 

Walter Brown, '14, was referee at the basketball 
game between Portland High School and Bath High 
School played at Portland last Saturday. 

The College Smoker which was to have taken 
place January 19, has been postponed till to-night, 
because time is needed to procure the souvenirs. 

Stewart Morrill, '15, came near being seriously 
hurt in the gymnasium, Monday. While running he 
fell against the wall, and had to be revived. 

Among those who have been confined to their 
rooms as a result of vaccination are : MacCormick, 
'12; Craig, '13; Shea, '14. 

Rev. Charles R. Brown gave a talk before about 
thirty students at the Theta Delta Chi House last 
Sunday evening. His subject was "Choosing a Life 
Work." 

Professor Sills has begun his series of lectures 
on Roman art and statuary which he is giving in 
the Art building for the benefit of his students in 
Latin i. 

Irving Bacheller, "The Cheerful Yankee," au- 
thor of "Eben Holden" and "Keeping up with Liz- 
zie," lectured in the Universalist Church in Bath on 
Wednesday evening, Jan. 24. 

An interesting list was posted on the bulletin 
board, Tuesday. It contained the names of men 
now in college, who are grandsons, sons, or broth- 
ers of graduates of Bowdoin. 

Frank Smith, '12, and Bob Weatherill, '14, skated 
to Gardiner Saturday. They started at about 3.30 
in the afternoon and arrived at Gardiner at about 6 
o'clock after quite an exciting trip. 

The charge for rent on the semester bills of Feb. 
10, 1912, will be made to those students whose names 
appear on the Room Contract Book, Jan. 31. Later 
changes will not affect the February bill. 

Last Saturday, the faculty again announced the 
advisability for the students to be vaccinated. There 
are at present about fourteen cases of small pox in 
Brunswick. Although these are all at the lower 
end of the town, it will still be best to take precau- 
tion against such a serious disease. 

In Prof. Davis' talk on "The Short Story" before 
the Women's Literary Union of Portland on last 
Saturday, he devoted the greater portion of the time 
in reading short stories. He read from "The Re- 
treat" by Elsie Langmaster, "The Burglar," by Ken- 
neth Graham in his book "The Golden Age," and his 
last selection was from "The Man on the Hilltop," 
by Irving Bacheller. 

Philip Porritt, "Uriah" Hall, and Charlie Has- 
kell, had an exciting experience last Sunday after- 
noon. They started to skate down river to Bath, 
but made a wrong turn in Merymeeting Bay and 
got on the Kennebec. After skating until after 



dark, over ice that was thin and full of holes, they 
went ashore. They walked from there to Bowdoin - 
ham, a distance of about S miles, and arrived in 
Brunswick on the midnight train. 



Intercollegiate Botes 



The Board of Control of the University of 
Washington, has prohibited the distribution of cam- 
paign literature by candidates for student offices. 
Between $600 and $700 was spent for that purpose 
at last year's election. 

The University of Washington has been presented 
with a set of chimes valued at $10,000. Alden J. 
Blethen, an honorary graduate of Bowdoin, and edi- 
tor of the Seattle Times, is the donor. 

Carlisle has a remarkable all-round athlete in 
James Thorpe, of Oklahoma. He is a fine basket- 
ball player, a baseball pitcher of talent, and covers 
any of the bases or outfields with as much credit as 
a professional. He can put the sixteen-pound shot 
forty-three feet, broad jump 22 feet 10 inches, run 
100 yards in 10 seconds, and clear six feet in the 
high jump. The high hurdles are easy for him in 
15 4-5 seconds, while the 220-yard hurdles he nego- 
tiates in 26 seconds. He also excels at cross- 
country, plays lacrosse, tennis, indoor baseball, hand- 
ball, and hockey with equal skill, and can fill almost 
any position on a football team. At halfback he is 
probably seen at his best. In one track meet last 
Spring he won five places and one second. 

At Colby, the Faculty have recently voted to ap- 
ply for membership in the New England Certificat- 
ing Board, and after 1912 to receive no student to 
regular Freshman standing except by examination, 
or on certificate of schools approved by the Board. 
This rank, of course, does not apply to prospective 
students from outside New England. This new plan 
will bring Colby into conformity with the great ma- 
jority of New England colleges in reference to ad- 
mission requirements. 

Through the efforts of the present membership 
campaign, the Michigan Y. M. C. A. now has 1.200 
members enrolled. 

Although J. P. Morgan has given $1,185,000 to 
Harvard, he was refused two tickets to the Har- 
vard-Yale game because he said in his letter that he 
probably would not use the tickets personally, and 
as every applicant is required to promise that he 
will use one ticket personally, his money was sent 
back. 

On November 18, the girls of Smith and Vassar 
played a game of football at Northampton, Mass. 
This is the first game of its kind in this country. 

At a recent meeting of the Senior class of the 
University of Chicago, it was announced that the 
moustaches of the Senior men should be shaved off 
at once, and that any one who is caught with that 
"hirsute adornment" should be cast into the swim- 
ming tank. 

All liquor advertisements have been ruled out of 
Cornell College papers by President Schurman. This 
is one of the results of agitation stirred up by the 
recent charges of a Western millionaire as to drink- 
ing among college students. 



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Hlumni Department 

'44. — Major John Wallingford Goodwin, 
for many years a successful civil engineer and 
one of the most prominent residents of Lynch- 
burg, Virginia, died at his home on December 
1st. Major Goodwin was born at South Ben- 
nick, Maine, on April 17th, 1825. 

After his graduation from college, Major 
Goodwin was iirst employed on the Green 
Mountain survey He then went South and 
made the preliminary surveys of what is now 
the Mobile and Ohio Railroad. After com- 
pleting these surveys, he continued with the 
road until the Civil War. At the outbreak 
of the hostilities, he was a member of the 
Mobile Riffes, a local company, which was 
afterward made a part of the Twenty-third 
Alabama regiment. 

Having known him in Mobile, Mr. Camp- 
bell, secretary of war, C. S. A., had him trans- 
ferred to Norfolk to construct fortifications 
there. Early in 1863, he was appointed engi- 
neer on the staff of General Bragg, and took 
active part in the battles of Corinth and Chat- 
tanooga. 

On June 17th, 1863, he was united in mar- 
riage to Miss Georgie Smith, daughter of Sid- 
ney Smith, of Mobile, president of the Mobile 
and Ohio Railroad. In the fall of 1863, he 
was transferred to Virginia and made military 
superintendent of the Virginia and Tennessee 
Railroad, and after the war was made gen- 
eral superintendent of the same under Col. 
Robert L. Owens, and continued with the 
road until 1872, when he moved to Texas. 
Later he returned to Tennessee to accept the 
position of division superintendent of the East 
Tennessee and Virginia and Georgia Rail- 
road. 

In 1887 he rejoined the Norfolk and West- 
ern and continued with it until the Durham 
road was begun, when he was elected chief 
engineer of that road. After its absorption 
by the Norfolk and Western, he resumed work 
with that road and continued with it actively 
until August, 1903, when an accident he met 
with, caused his retirement from outdoor 
work, but his official connection with the road 
continued until his death. 

Major Goodwin was a man of brain and 
executive ability ; a friend who never failed ; 
courteous and polite in the social walks of life 
and in his home ; a gentle and tender father. 
He is survived by four children. 



'oo.- — ^^Clarence C. Robinson is now actively 
engaged as a specialist in the Men and Relig- 
ion Forward Movement Campaign in Boston. 
Mr. Robinson is carrying into his work the 
same zeal and energy he displayed while in 
college as an athlete and as a student. 

Following his graduation from college, 
Mr. Robinson was beys' department secretary 
of the Young Men's Christian Associations of 
Philadelphia, Trenton, and Salem, N. J. In 
these places, he was successful in his work, 
ad so quite naturally, he was chosen boys' 
work leader by the officers of the Maine state 
Y. M. C. A. He served two years, from 1907 
to 1909, and in the latter year was chosen for 
his present position with the international 
committee. Mr. Robinson is enjoying marked 
success in his work among boys and well de- 
serves the rapid promotion he is receiving. 

'00. — Albro L. Burnell of Portland, who 
for a number of years has been consul for the 
United States at Barranquilla, Republic of 
Colombia, has been appointed vice-consul of 
the LTnited States at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 
This appointment carries with it far more re- 
sponsibility and importance than the one for- 
merly held by him. 

'08. — Walter A. Powers was appointed, on 
Jan. 18, fourth assistant attorney general of 
Massachusetts, following the resignation of 
Assistant Attorney General F. P. Field. 



INTERCOLLEGIATE NOTES 

Continued from page 197 

Smoking has been tabooed from the campus of 
Columbia. 

The University of Paris is the largest college in 
the world, having a total enrollment of 17,512 stu- 
dents. 

Out of seventy-five presidents of the great rail- 
roads of this country, more than forty per cent, are 
college graduates. 

The list of fatalities and injuries in college foot- 
ball games this year is considerably less than in 
previous years. Of the 13 persons killed, only two 
were college men. This year, 13 were killed and 47 
severely injured. Michigan has suffered the heav- 
iest among the colleges in injuries, with three 
broken legs and 10 or more minor injuries. 



Medical School of Maine 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE 

Addison S Thayer, Dean 

10 Deering Street, Portland, Maine 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, FEBRUARY 16, 1912 



VOL. XLI 



NO. 25 



\ "BLANKET=TAX" ADOPTED 

The 1912 Student Council made their de- 
but as purveyors of joy and good-fellowship 
on the occasion of the first College Smoker, 
Jan. 26. Neat souvenirs in the form of Bow- 
doin paper cutters were presented on entering 
the Hall and before the evening was over they 
were needed to pierce the atmosphere caused 
by the free "smokes." 

The first part of the evening was spent in 
the consideration of the "blanket tax" schemes. 
z\fter a general discussion in which the two 
plans were outlined in some detail and their 
merits and defects emphasized, a vote was 
taken. To the surprise of even its most san- 
guine supporters, plan A was adopted by a 
unanimous vote of the student body. This 
means that the students authorized the Stu- 
dent Council to proceed to arrange for the 
adoption of an assessment of fifteen dollars, 
to replace the present subscriptions for foot- 
ball, baseball, track, tennis, fencing, debating, 
Orient, Quill, Y. M. C. A., and Band. The 
arrangement for division of this sum and the 
collection of the same shall be in the hands of 
the Board of Managers composed of the man- 
agers of the various component organizations. 
Those who took part in the discussion were : 
Spinney, '13; Cole, '12; White, '14; Bradford, 
'12; Harrington, '12; Douglass, '13; King, 
'12; Leigh, '12; Wiggin, '13; MacCormick, 
'12; Cowan, '13; Cummings, '13; Leigh, '14; 
and Newcombe, '14. 

After this matter was settled a short rally 
was held for Track. Those who spoke were: 
Capt. Cole, '12; Wood, '13; Crowell, '13; iVIac- 
Cormick, '12; Means, '12; and Pres. Hurley, 
'12. 

After the more serious work of the evening 
was concluded, the Council proceeded to 
moisten the parched throats of the evening's 
orators and others with cider. Meanwhile, 
those two requisites of a successful smoker, 
"Artie" Welch and the College Band, did their 
part toward the evening's entertainment. 
When the apples, cider, and pretzels were all 
consumed, w'hen "Artie's" fund of laugh-pro- 



ducers was exhausted and when the Band was 
ausgespielt, the orchestra stole onto the stage, 
unnoticed in the ever-increasing blue haze 
and struck up the "Chicken Reel." The 
temptation was not to be resisted, and in a 
short time the hall was the scene of Terpsi- 
chorean revelry, which lasted until "Sammy" 
Seels had to close up for the night. 



THE FIRST COLE LECTURE BY DR. BLISS PERRY 

The Annie Talbot Cole Lecture given in 
Memorial Hall, Tuesday evening, Feb. 14, by 
Dr. Bliss Perry, Professor of English Litera- 
ture in Harvard University, was attended by 
a large number from the student body. Dr. 
Perry has taken as his general subject, "Amer- 
ican Traits in American Literature." The 
subject of his lecture on last Tuesday evening 
was "The American Mind;" the subject of his 
lecture on the evening of Feb. 20 will be 
"Romance and Reaction," and that of Feb. 
27, "Humor and Satire." 

The origin of the phrase "The American 
Mind" is political. The phrase indicates that 
from the iStli century there has been a mode 
of thinking and feeling which is distinctly 
characteristic of the inhabitants of the United 
States. There is no question that there are 
prevalent atmospheric conditions in this 
country which produce in settlers of English 
stock marked changes in physique. A change 
takes place similar to the change in appear- 
ance of John Bull and of Uncle Sam. A men- 
tal differentiation is no less pronounced. The 
American mind has been accused of ignorance, 
superficiality, levity, and commonplaceness, but 
never of dullness ; it does not lack alertness of 
wit or emotion. Americans back individual 
guesswork and pay cheerfully when they lose; 
they would rather speculate than know. 

From the very beginning our people have 
been characterized by idealism. Optimism is 
an unfailing trait of our national mind. The 
American loves to win as m'uch as the Jew 
and hates to lose as much as the Englishman, 
but, losing or winning, he carries into his busi- 
ness activity the mood of the idealist. 



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BOWDOIN WINS RELAY 

The following, relative to Bo\vdoiii"s share 
in the B. A. A. Meet, was taken from the 
Boston Post : "Cosgrove, Harris, Marble, and 
A'lansfield, who were the quartet that Tufts se- 
lected to meet Bowdoin, drew the pole, and 
Cole, for the Maine University, beat Cosgrove 
to it for possession of the first corner. He 
also beat him for his entire relay, turning over 
a lead of twenty yards to Haskell, the second 
Bowdoin runner. From start to finish the 
race was all Bowdoin. A distance nearly as 
great as that from Brunswick, Me., to Med- 
ford, separated them at the finish." The time 
made by the team was three minutes, thirteen 
and two-fifths seconds. The men who made 
the trip were Coach Morrill, Manager Cedric 
R. Crowell, '13; Capt. Robert D. Cole, 'i2; 
Charles B. Haskell, Jr., '13; George L. Skol- 
field, Jr., '13; Curtis Tuttle, '13; Edmund Wil- 
son, '12, alternate; and Carl B. Timberlake, 
'12, who ran in the handicap mile. The team 
stopped at the Hotel Brunswick and several of 
the graduates were there to speak to the boys. 



his subject being Translation. Then, in turn, 
come Prof. Mitchell — Oration; Prof. Davis — 
Short Story; Prof. Files — Drama; Prof. 
Chapman — Essay; and Prof. Sills — Verse. 
Probably this is the largest staff of teachers 
ever engaged in giving a single college course. 



A NEW COURSE IN ENGLISH 

In response to a petition from the students, 
a new course in Advanced English Composi- 
tion has been established. It will be conducted 
by six professors, each taking charge for a 
period of work in one form of literature. 

Each professor will hold several exercises 
with the class in his special subject and at the 
end of the work the entire group of professors 
will meet the class to criticize the work done 
by it in that subject. The class is limited to 
men who have already shown some ability' in 
writing. The applicants for admission to the 
course were required to present something 
which they had written as evidence of their fit- 
ness to take the course. 

From the seventeen competitors who 
sought for admission to the course, the follow- 
ing six were chosen: Charles F. Adams, '12, 
Auburn; Eugene F. Bradford, '12, of Ban- 
gor; Philip P. Cole, '12, of Bath; Arthur 
D. Welch, '12, of Portland; Edward O. Baker, 
'13, of North Adams, Mass., and Alfred IT. 
Sweet, '13, Portland. Prof. Johnson will have 
charge of the course for the first two weeks. 



NEW TRACK COACH 

Captain Robert D. Cole, '12, announced 
Monday afternoon, that he had secured Wil- 
liam F. ("Fish") Marsh, the well-known 
Boston track athlete, to coach the track team 
■"this spring. Negotiations have been carried 
on for some time with Mr. Marsh, but it was 
not until last Saturday, while Captain Cole 
was in Boston with the relay team, that he was 
able to secure his signature to the contract. 

Mr. Marsh has a wide reputation as a track 
athlete and all-around star. Among his other 
records is one of six feet in the high jump. 
He has had considerable experience in the 
coaching line, having spent a year as 
coach at Iowa State University, besides 
several years which he has spent train- 
ing preparatory school teams. Some years 
ago he had charge of the Kent's Hill track 
team. He comes to Bowdoin highly recom- 
mended by Coach Kanaly of the Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology track team, ana Dy 
John Rjrder of the Boston Athletic Association. 

According to his contract, Mr. Marsh will 
arrive in Brunswick on or about March i, and 
will begin upon his duties at once. The first 
event of the track season this year will be the 
annual indoor meet, which will come on Mar. 
22. The first work of the new coach will be 
to train the men for this contest. Bowdoin is 
facing a difficult proposition this year in track 
and is exceedingly fortunate in securing a man 
of the caliber of "Fish" Alarsh to look after 
her track team. 



RESULT OF PRIZE SPEAKING CONTEST 

In the '68 Prize Speaking, which was held 
Thursday evening, January 25, in Memorial 
ITall, the prize was awarded to Arthur Deehan 
Welch, who spolce on "The Irish Drama." 
Eugene Francis Bradford received honorable 
mention. Music was furnished by Lovell's 
Orchestra. 



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HILAND LOCKWOOD FAIRBANKS PRIZE AWARDED 

At a meeting of the debating council, held 
last Tuesday evening, Burleigh Gushing Ro- 
dick, 'i2, of Freeport, was announced the win- 
ner of the Hiland Lockwood Fairbanks prize 
for excellence in debating. The prize was to 
be awarded to the member of the advanced 
course in debating who should be elected best 
speaker the greatest number of times at the 
several debates during the course. The win- 
ner received five such votes in the course of 
the year, as against three and one-half for his 
nearest competitor. 



MUSICAL CLUBS READY 

The Musical Clubs have been rounded into 
form and will be ready for the opening con- 
cert on February 20th, at Freeport. Prof. E. 
W. Wass of Augusta, who has been coaching 
the Glee Glub, says that in his opinion both 
clubs are better than any of recent years. The 
opening song for all the concerts is Dean Sills' 
"Rise, Sons of Bowdoin." Prof. Burnett has 
recently written new music for the song and 
the club will use it as a feature. 

The following men have been picked as the 
final members of the clubs: 

Glee Club 
George A. Tibbetts, '12, Leader 

First Tenor— G. A. Tibbetts, '12; A. D. 
Welch, '12; W. F. Twombly, '13; C. O. Page, 
'13; E. F. Wilson, '14. 

Second Tenor — H. C. L. Ashey, '12; C. D. 
Skillin, '12; S. West, '15; F. P. McKenney, 
'15- 

First Bass—S. J. Marsh,'i2; J. H. Newell, 
'12; C. B. Haskell, Jr., '13; L. W. Smith, '13. 

Second Bass — K. Churchill, '12; C. F. Ea- 
ton, '14; W. E. Mason, Jr., '14; R. A. Monroe, 
'14; Accompanists, C. F. Adams, '12; W. F. 
Twombly, '13. 

Mandolin Club 
George F. Cressey, '12, Leader 

First Mandolin — G. F. Cressey, '12; P. C. 
Savage, '13; B. D. Holt, '13; R. O. Conant, 
'13 ; E. S. Thompson, '14; H. A. Barton, '14. 

Second Mandolin — W. J. Greenleaf, '12; 
G. L. Skolfield, '13; H. D. Gilbert, '13; C. B. 
Haskell, Jr., '13; E. A. Nason, '14. 

Mandola — J. PL McKenney, '12; G. H. 
Nichols, '12. 



Guitar — K. Qiurchill, '12; L. A. Crosby, 
'13- 

Mando-'Cello — W. E. Mason, '14. 

Cornet — ^J. H. Newell, '12. 

'CelloSR. E. Mason, '14. 

Reader — A. D. Welch, '12. 

Manager Ashey, '12, has arranged the fol- 
lowing schedule, which opens at Freeport next 
Tuesday evening. The annual Maine trip be- 
gins on the 26th of this month and the trip to 
Massachusetts will begin just before the open- 
ing of the Easter vacation. The complete 
schedule is as follows : 

Feb. 20 — Freeport. 
Feb. 21 — Bath. 
Feb. 26 — Bangor. 
Feb. 27 — Oldtown. 
Feb. 28 — Fairfield. 
Feb. 29 — Skowhegan. 
Mar. I— Hallowell. 
Mar. 5 — Richmond. 

Mar. 8 — Lewiston (joint concert with 
Bates. ) 

Mar. 12— Portland. 
Mar. 23 — Brunswick. 
Mar. 27 — Saco. 
Mar. 28 — Pending. 
Mar. 29 — Reading. 
Mar. 30 — Boston. 



STATE CONFERENCE AT ORONO 

The Annual Conference of Colleges and 
Preparatory Schools in the State of Maine is 
held this week, Feb. 16, 17, 18, at Orono with 
the University of Maine. 

Nearly 300 delegates are expected to at- 
tend and an excellent program has been pre- 
pared which will be printed in detail next 
week. Among the speakers are David R. 
Porter, '06, Harrison S. Elliott, of the Inter- 
national Committee, James L. McConaughy, 
and A. G. Cushman, General Secretary at 
Bates. The Conference opens with a banquet 
Friday night at Oldtown, given by the busi- 
ness men of that place. The other sessions 
are to be held at the University and include 
conferences on Bible Study, Mission Study, 
and Social Service and addresses by the dif- 
ferent leaders. 

Bowdoin will be represented by about 30 
men. 



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THE BOWDOIN ORIENT 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



WILLIAM A. MacCORMICK, igi2, Editor-in-Chief 
DOUGLAS H. McMURTRIE, 1913 Managing Editor 
HAROLD P. VANNAH, 1912 Alumni Editor 

ASSOCIATE Editors 



W. R. SPINNEY. 1912 
L. E. JONES. 1913 
V. R. LEAVITT. 1913 
F. D. WISH. Jr., 1913 

H. C. L. ASHEY, igi2 
H. B. WALKER, 1913 



R. D. LEIGH. 1914 
D. K. MERRILL. 1914 
K. A. ROBINSON. 1914 
R. E. SIMPSON. 1914 



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Vol. XLI. 



FEBRUARY 16, 1912 



The Right 
Combination 



Although the college 
smoker is a thing of the 
past, it is worthy of a 
resurrection and passing notice. The whole 
affair, which was in the hands of the Student 
Council, brought out many interesting points 
in regard to the way in which undergraduate 
affairs are managed in Bowdoin. In the first 
place, the smoker showed that as an under- 
graduate governing 'body, the Council is alive 
to the issues of interest to the whole student 
body. " Through organizations similar to the 
present Student Council the "blanket-tax" idea 
was conceived and partially worked out. It 
was the fortune of the Council now in power 
to be able to present the plan which seemed 
best suited to meet Bowdoin's present condi- 
tions. 

In the second place, the spirit of co-opera- 
tion which was manifested between the Stu- 
dent Council and the student body in bringing 
the matter to a decision, deserves commenda- 



tion. This attitude on the part of the under- 
graduates expresses not only their apprecia- 
tion of the Council's efforts, tut also the value 
of such a Council as an undergraduate govern- 
ing body The unanimous adoption of the 
"tax" proved beyond a doubt that the plan is 
one which seems to bring a solution of the 
poor financial system controlling collegiate or- 
ganizations which exists at the present time. 
We do not mean to say that the mere adop- 
tion of the "blanket-tax" will materially im- 
prove conditions. It does, however, give a 
basis for the Student Council to work on and 
with the support of the student body a clear 
and concise plan should be put into operation 
next fall. 

For a combination of business and pleasure, 
in both of which the real Bowdoin spirit was 
evident, the first smoker of the year was a 
grand success. The Council deserves con- 
gratulations for its efforts in making the cele- 
bration a memorable one, and the student body 
deserves praise for the spirit of appreciation 
and co-operation which it displayed in its 
unanimous action. 



Congratulations, to the 
A Good Start coach, captain and mem- 
bers of the relay team ! Not 
only did the team easily defeat its opponent 
and gain a victory for the White, but it showed 
its worth by making excellent time in the race. 
With such a beginning the track situation 
should take on a brighter aspect. This team 
furnishes a nucleus for a whole track team to 
be built around. As was brought out in the 
discussion which took place at the smoker, it is 
essential that we begin at once to make a team. 
In less than two weeks the new coach will 
be here to take full charge of all track men. 
But it is not necessary to wait that long be- 
fore trying out for the work. Every day of 
practice which can be spent now will count for 
much more when the time for actual trial 
comes. Now is the right time to report for 
preliminary training and Bowdoin should have 
a large squad out working for her track team. 
With a number of men backing up the work 
done by the relay team, Bowdoin will get a 
good start in the spring fight coming to Whit- 
tier Field. 



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SUNDAY CHAPEL 

In the last Sunday chapel exercise of last 
semester, President Hyde spoke of his recent 
visits to the Bowdoin Alumni Associations in 
various cities. He said that these associa- 
tions had been growing rapidly in late years 
and that they were holding regular meetings, 
sometimes as often as once a week. Presi- 
dent Hyde spoke of the interest which these 
associations are taking in college affairs, and 
the pleasure it gave him to be able to tell them 
what an earnest, hard-working, interested lot 
of young men there is in college at the present 
time. 



NATURE LECTURE IN MEMORIAL HALL 

Professor Dallas Lore Sharp of Boston Univer- 
sity has secured distinction in two lines of work, — 
as a writer of nature essays with a charm of style, 
marked humor, and philosophic turn, and as a 
teacher of English Composition who is able not only 
to criticize uncompromisingly the work, but also to 
inspire the enthusiasm of his students. In his ad- 
vanced course in English he has already had con- 
tributions from his pupils accepted by the Atlantic 
Monthly. He was himself ''launched" by the At- 
lantic under the editorship of Bliss Perry and has 
become one of its popular contributors. His pub- 
lished volumes are "Wild Life Near Nome," "Roof 
and Meadow," "The Lay of the Land," and "The 
Face -of the Field." From the latter he will read 
selected parts of essays before the Saturday Club, 
in co-operation with the college to-night, Feb. l6, in 
Memorial Hall. The reading is free to students. 
.'Ks a naturalist, John Burroughs has placed Mr. 
Sharp at the head of the many recent nature writers, 
and as a master of the essay form he has an espe- 
cial appeal to lovers of literary charm. Three essays 
which appeared originally in the Atlantic and at- 
tracted much attention, are "The Scarcity of 
Skunks," "Turtle Eggs for Agassiz" and "The Dust- 
less Duster." He has been compared with Thoreau, 
with Hazlitt, even with Charles Lamb because of that 
remarkable power of drawing the reader into sym- 
pathy with his mood of rambling or reflective dis- 
course. 

Mr. Sharp is a graduate of Brown and a member 
of Alpha Delta Phi. 



AN ORTHOGRAPHICAL REVIEW OF THE QUILL 

In view of the statement in the Gray Goose 
Tracks Department of the January Quill, anent 
Orients without mistakes, the Orient has under- 
taken an investigation of this number of the Quill 
and here presents the results. 

Page 2, bottom line, "geniune" for genuine. 

Page 8, line lO, the spelling of "vigour" is not 
consistent with the spelling of "humor," page 13, 
line 27. 

Page 8, line 20, "pityful" for pitiful. 

Page 8, line 34, "dialogued" for dialogue. 

Page II, line i, "shape" for shapes. 



Page II, line 15, incorrect insertion of comma 
after "jesting." 

Page 13, line lo, disagreement of subject and 
predicate of sentence. 

Page 13, bottom line, incorrect insertion of quo- 
tation marks. 

Page 14, line 2, incorrect omission of comma after 
"true." 

Page IS, line 2, "bien" for rien. 

Page IS, line 6, "in in" for in. 

Page 17, line 22, the spelling of "theatre'' is in- 
consistent with the spelling of the same word on 
page 20, line 12. 

Page 20, hue 28, the direct quotation should be- 
gin with a capital. 

Page 22, bottom line, inversion of question mark 
and punctuation marks at end of sentence. 

Page 23, line 3 of editorial heading, "Bvsiness" 
for Business. 

Page 24, line 4, incorrect punctuation after 
"heroes." 

Page 2S, line I of title, "Proceedings" for Pro- 
ceedings. 

Page 26, line 26, preferably "less" for least. 

Page 27, line I, incorrect omission of quotation 
marks before "turn." 

Page 28, line 24, "remaked" for remarked. 

Page 30, line 14, "he" for be. 

Page 31, line IS, "not not" for not. 



ALUMNI MEET IN NEW YORK AND BOSTON 

The Bowdoin College Alumni Association of 
New York City and vicinity held its forty-second 
annual meeting and banquet at the Hotel Mar- 
tinique, New York City, Friday evening, Jan. 26th. 
W. C. Merryman, '82, was elected President of the 
Association ; Joseph B. Roberts, '95, Secretary, and 
Harrison Atwood, '09, Treasurer, for the coming 
year. Among the speakers were President WilKam 
DeWitt Hyde and Prof. James L. McConaughy. 
Most of the speakers congratulated the Class of '57 
for their achievements and for their coming fifty- 
fifth anniversary. There are eleven survivors of this 
class. A poem, "Vivat Bowdoin," written especially 
for this dinner by Isaac Bassett Choate, '62, was 
read. 

--(o)- 

One hundred and seventy-five loyal graduates of 
Bowdoin gathered at the American House on Tues- 
day evening, Feb. 6, for the 44th annual reunion of 
the Boston Alumni Association. Representatives of 
classes ranging from 1848 to 1912 were present. D. 
O. S. Lowell, the retiring president of the associa- 
tion, was toastmaster, and Jotham B. Sewall, '48, 
the oldest living graduate present, was the first 
speaker. The other s-peakers were Pres. Hyde, Prof. 
Mitchell, Donald B. McMillan, '98, describing his 
plans for Polar exploration during the next two 
years, "Jack" Hurley, '12, bringing the greetings of 
the undergraduate body, Dr. Samuel F. Cole, '74, 
Edward Stanwood, '61, and Prof. Lunt, '04. 

Among the others at the head of the table were 
Thomas F. Moses, 'S7, John F. Eliot, '72, James A. 
Howe, 'S9, S. B. Carter, '66, and Dr. Myles Standish, 
'75, the president-elect of the association. Other offi- 
cers- for the coming year are John F. Eliot, '72, arid 
Edwin U. Curtis, '82, vice-presidents ; Alfred B. 



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White, '98, secretary ; Thomas L. Pierce, '98, assist- 
ant secretary; William D. Stockbridge, '99, treas- 
urer ; Dwight R. Pennell, '98. chorister ; WilUam I. 
Cole, Edward E. Goding, J. Everett Hicks, John C. 
Minot, Ellis Spear, Jr., George C. Purington, Jr., 
and George F. Hyde, executive committee. 



CollcQC Botes 



Y. m. C. A. NOTES 

A Cabinet meeting was held on Thursday night 
at the Beta Theta Pi House. Mr. Harrison S. El- 
liott, Secretary of the International Committee, was 
present. The usual reports of committees were given 
and plans made for the delegation at the Conference. 

The final Bible Study report for this year has 
been made up. There were 17 classes, 7 in the Life 
of Christ, 6 in the Social Significance of Jesus' 
Teachings, and 4 in Men of the Old Testament. 
The total enrollment was 141 with an average at- 
tendance of 86. 

Those who have books out from the loan library 
will please return them to the Secretary's ofBce. 
The list of books available is posted in the reading- 
room of the library and those desiring books for this 
semester should apply at once. 

It is requested that all subscriptions be paid at 
once as it is desirable to have the bills paid before 
the end of the year in March. 



CALENDAR 

Friday, February 16 

8.00 Author's Reading by Professor Dallas Lore 
Sharpe, of Boston University, in Memorial 
Hall, under the auspices of the Saturday Club. 

Sunday, February 18 

10.45 Morning Service in the Church on the Hill, 

conducted by Rev. J. H. Quint. 
5.00 Sunday chapel conducted by President Hyde. 

Monday, February 19 

7.00 Normal class meets in Hubbard Hall. 

8.00 Meeting of the St. Paul's Church Men's Club 
at the house 'of Mr. W. P. Purington, Tops- 
ham. 

Tuesday^ February 20 

8joo Second Annie Talbot Cole Lecture : "Ro- 
mance and Reaction" by Bliss Perry, LL.D., 
Professor of English Literature in Harvard 
University. 

Thursday, February 22 
Washington's Birthday: a Holiday. 

Friday, February 23 
'3.30 Second College Tea. Hubbard Hall. 



O. T. Sanborn, '10, was on the campus a short 
time ago. 

"Bill" Merrill, the janitor of Appleton Hall, is 
seriously ill. 

The Orient Board sat for its picture at Webber's 
studio, yesterday afternoon. 

Carl Hawes, '11, and Arthur Cole, '11, have been 
on the campus for a few days. 

A squad of men is practising for the Freshman 
Relay Team under Capt. Smith. 

Shintaro Iwasaki, a Japanese student from Ban- 
gor Theological Seminary, has entered college. 

Prof. Sills is planning to spend part of next year 
abroad. He will visit England, Italy, and Greece. 

The preliminary trials for the Bradbury Debating 
Prizes took place yesterday afternoon in Memorial 
Hall. 

Prof. Alvord attended the meeting of the Maine 
Society of Civil Engineers in Lewiston, Wednesday, 
Feb. 7- 

Among the recent visitors to the college were 
Dean Porter of Clark University, and Professor 
Gould of Bates. 

President Hyde was present at the annual dinner 
of the Bowdoin Alumni Association of Maine, given J 
in Portland, recently. 

George C. Wheeler, Esq., Bowdoin, '01, was re- 
cently appointed referee in bankruptcy for Cumber- 
land and York counties. 

W. A. MacCormick, '12, President of the Y. M. 
C. A., recently occupied the pulpit at the Congrega- 
tional Church of Hallowell. 

^ Arthur Welch, '12, is to be interlocutor in the 
minstrel show which is to be given by the Alpha Phi 
fraternity in Portland next Saturday. 

E. E. Weeks, '12, has completed his college course 
and has accepted a position as teacher of sciences 
in Rockville High School in Connecticut. 

Prof. Hutchins lectured before the Jordan 
Scientific Society of Bates College last Monday 
night on "The Light Effects in the Atmosphere." 

Madame Nazimova, the Russian actress, is to ap- 
pear in "The Marionettes," the new Pierre Wolff 
comedy, at the Empire Theatre, Lewiston, Feb. 26. 

The first concert of the Musical Clubs will be 
given in Freeport, Tuesday evening, Feb. 20. On 
the following evening a concert will be given in 
Bath. 

Quite a number of former Bowdoin track athletes 
were at the B. A. A. Meet Saturday night. Among 
them were Harrison Atwood, '09, Edwards, '10, and 
Cary, 'lo. 

Judge Harrie L. Webber, '03, of the Municipal 
Court of Auburn, has prepared a book of conven- 
ient size to carry in the pocket, containing the auto- 
mobile laws of Maine. 

The annual banquet of the Bowdoin Alumni 
Association of Washington, D. C, is to be held 
sometime between Feb. IS and 22. The college will 
be represented by Dean Sills. 



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Palmer Straw, ex-'ii, has returned to college. 

Prof. George D. Chase of the University of 
Maine, lectured before the Classical Club, Thursday 
evening, Feb. 15. 

Prof. Chapman, who fractured his arm by slip- 
ping upon the ice, is getting along well and expects 
to be able to take his classes in a few days. 

The New York Sunday Times has added a new 
feature in the form of a section which is given up 
to college news. W. A. MacCormick, '12, is the 
correspondent from Bowdoin. 

A portrait of Prof. Hutchins by Miss Mary N. 
Richardson has been loaned to the college and 
hangs in the Boyd Gallery of the Art Building. The 
painting is a most excellent likeness of Prof. 
Hutchins. 

A week from to-night, Feb. 23, at eight o'clock, 
the Second Junior Assembly will be held in Memo- 
rial Hall. Tickets may be obtained from the com- 
mittee at $1.25 a couple. It is hoped that a large 
number will be present. 

President Hyde had an article in the New York 
Sunday Times Feb. 4, on the "Making of a College" 
in which several interesting statements about Bow- 
doin were made. In the article were included pic- 
tures of the Art Building and Hubbard Hall. 

The annual joint banquet of the Colby and Bow- 
doin Chapters of Zeta Psi Fraternity will be held 
at the Augusta House on Tuesday evening, Feb. 20. 
It is expected that a large number of alumni will 
be present. 

The second College Tea given by the ladies of 
the faculty will be held on next Friday afternoon, 
Feb. 23. Students wishing invitations sent to 
friends will please leave their cards with Miss 
Boardman at the Library. 

The New England Student Members of the Epis- 
copal Church are holding their Tenth Annual Con- 
ference at Harvard this week. To-morrow morn- 
ing Lowell S. Foote, '12, will be one of the speakers. 
Dean Sills is a member of the committee in charge 
of the Convention. 

Saturday evening, Feb. 3, Professor W. B. 
Mitchell spoke in the Unitarian Church before the 
Saturday Club and the pubHc on "Wordsworth's 
Country" and illustrated his talk with pictures ob- 
tained last summer in England. The pictures were 
put upon the screen by Professor Hutchins. 

Professor Allen Johnson, of Yale, and formerly 
of Bowdoin, read a highly instructive and interesting 
paper on "The Winning of the National Domain" in 
New Haven on the evening of Feb. 2, before the 
General David Humphreys Branch, No. I, Connecti- 
cut Society, Sons of the American Revolution. 

According to the Portland Express, Gordon P. 
Floyd, 'is, holds the joint world's record with an 
Iowa City high school lad for the school-boy match 
target shooting. The record was made last April 
when Floyd representing Deering High School shot 
gg off hand and 96 prone in a match against the 
Harry Hillman Academy of Wilkesbarre, Pa. In a 
previous match against Ogden High , Floyd shot 193. 
Bowdoin's Freshman world's record holder was not 
aware of his honor until so informed by the paper 
notice. "Floyd is a Portland boy," the Express 
adds. 



By the will of Alniira K. Hasty, late of Port- 
land, who died Jan. 17, $1,000 is left the trustees of 
Bowdoin College to establish a scholarship to be 
known as the "Hasty Scholarship Fund." The will 
asks that in the awarding of this scholarship, stu- 
dents who are residents of Portland or Cape Eliza- 
beth, are to be preferred. 

After the personal legacies have been paid the 
residue of the estate to be created into a trust 
fund from which the public bequests are taken and 
the balance made into what is to be called the "Elihu 
Hasty Fund" for the use of the Medical School of 
Maine. One-third of the income from this fund is 
for the immediate use of the Medical School and the 
income of the remaining two-thirds shall be allowed 
to accumulate until it has reached $50,000, when the 
entire income is to be used and expended for the 
purposes of the Medical School. 

Willis E. Roberts, '07, has been authorized by 
Gov. Plaisted to organize a military company in 
Brunswick to take the place of the loth Company, 
C. A.c. which was disbanded early in the winter. A 
petition signed by nearly 100 men and indorsed by 
another, headed by President Hyde and signed by 64 
business men and property owners, was presented. 

The Philippian Club has been recently re-organ- 
ized, consisting of the men who have come to Bow- 
doin from Andover and Exeter. There are about 
fifteen members among whom is President Hyde. 
The following officers were elected : John L. Hur- 
ley, '12, of Maiden, Mass., president; Harry P. 
Faulkner, '15, of Boston, Mass., vice-president; Wil- 
liam B. Williamson, '15, of Augusta, secretary; and 
John Heywood, '14, of Gardiner, Mass., treasurer. 

The annual dinner of the Bowdoin Alumni Asso- 
ciation of Maine took place in Portland on Satur- 
day, Feb. 3d. An important feature was the ad- 
dress given by Donald B. MacMillan, '98, who spoke 
relative to the trips which have been made toward, 
and the one to the North Pole during the past 400 
years. He also spoke of the preparations which are 
being made for a trip north which is to start next 
July and will probably take three years to complete. 
President William DeWitt Hyde was the first 
speaker of the evening, and his topic was "College 
Life and Work." Other speakers were Hon. Wil- 
liam L. Putnam, '55, Hon. Clarence Hale, '69, and 
George C. Wheeler, '01. 

Dr. Bliss Perry, the Annie Talbot Cole Lecturer 
for this year, was born in Williamstown, Mass., 
Nov. 25, i860. He received the degree of A.B. in 
1881 and A.M. in 1883 from Williams College ; stud- 
ied at Berlin and Strasburg Universities ; received 
the degree of L.H.D. from Princeton in 1900 and 
Williams in 1902; Litt.D. from Bowdoin in 1904; 
and LL.D. from Wake Forest in 1906. Dr. Perry 
was Professor of English at Williams from 1886 to 
1893 ; at Princeton from 1893 to igoo and is now 
Professor of English Literature at Harvard, and a 
trustee of Williams College. Among the books 
edited by him are "Selections from Burke," Scott's 
"Woodstock" and "Ivanhoe," "Little Masterpieces" 
"Cambridge Editions of the Poets." He is also the 
author of many widely known books, among which 
are "The Broughton House," "Salem Kitteredge 
and Other Stories," "The Plated City," "The Powers 
at Play," "A Study of Prose Fiction," "The Ama- 
teur Spirit," "Walt Whitman" and "Whittier." 



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The coming together of Bowdoin and Trinity 
in athletic relations next fall was made the text for 
a very gracious tribute to Bowdoin at the annual 
dinner of the Trinity alumni in Boston February i. 
At the request of the Trinity men a representative 
of the Bowdoin Alumni Association of Boston at- 
tended the dinner as their guest, and John Clair 
Minot, '96, was chosen for this honor. He was the 
only outsider present and was one of the three 
speakers after the banquet. There were hearty cheers 
for Bowdoin, led by President Luther of Trinity, 
who recalled that one of his predecessors in the 
presidency of Trinity, Daniel Raynes Goodwin, was 
a Bowdoin graduate of the Class of 1832. About 50 
Trinity men attended the dinner, and a good share 
of them pledged themselves to visit Bowdoin when 
Trinity plays on the former's home grounds. 



RESOLUTIONS 

Hall of Theta, Delta Kappa Epsilon, 
January 31, igi2. 
The recent death of Joseph Newell Whitney, of 
the Class of 1864, has removed from Theta's roll the 
name of another of its honored alumni, and has de- 
prived our nation of a most faithful servant. En- 
tering Bowdoin in 1859, Brother Whitney had 
scarcely half completed his course at the outbreak 
of the Civil War. With three other members of 
his delegation, he enlisted at once in the Union army 
and served his country for four years, — nearly half 
of which time was spent in Confederate prisons. He 
was discharged from the military service in 1865 
with the rank of first lieutenant, and immediately 
entered the employ of the Treasury Department at 
Washington. On the establishment of the Bureau of 
Statistics Brother Whitney was given a position in 
that branch of the work and after ten years became 
chief clerk of the department. For thirty-two years 
he faithfully performed the duties of his office, re- 
signing finally only because of ill health. 

Brother Whitney's entire life was spent in the 
loyal service of the country. His death is a loss 
both to the nation he honored and to the fraternity he 
loved. In behalf of Delta Kappa Epsilon and Theta 
we extend our sincere sympathy to his family and 
express to the public our deep appreciation of the 
life and work of a true Deke. 

Robert Danforth Cole, 
Laurence Alden Crosby, 
Alfred Everett Gray, 

For the Chapter. 



Georgia and Florida for a short time. Later 
he took up tlie study of medicine and was 
graduated from the Jeiiferson Medical College 
in Philadelphia. He began practice in Bidde- 
ford in 1844 and remained until 1855, when he 
went to Waldoboro, remaining there three 
years. In 1858, he returned to his home 
town, Gorham, where he has lived ever since. 

He served as paymaster in the army from 
1861 to 1865, and was brevetted lieutenant col- 
onel. He was a member of the state legisla- 
ture for ten years and was speaker of the 
House during the sessions of 1872 and 1876; 
he was a state senator in 1866-7 ! he was gov- 
ernor from 1883 to 1887. Mr. Robie was 
prominent in the Grange, being State Master 
eight years. 

In spite of his advanced age, Mr. Robie 
had continued his business activities up to a 
few weeks ago. He was President of the First 
National Bank of Portland, director of the 
Union Mutual Life Insurance Company, and 
President of the Dirigo Fire Insurance Com- 
pany of Maine; in 1899, he served as com- 
mander of the Department of Maine, Grand 
Army of the Republic, and was President of 
the Board of Trustees of the Insane Hospital 
of Maine for eighteen years. 

In every branch of work which Mr. Robie 
entered, he did his best and was rewarded with 
the success which followed. In politics, Mr. 
Robie enjoyed particular success, serving the 
state in various positions and through a long 
period of years. Mr. Robie was a forceful 
speaker and had a way of going straight at the 
heart of the discussion. 

As a doctor and as a business man, Mr. 
Robie was characterized by the same earnest- 
ness and zeal. He was always attentive to his 
work and perfectly thorough in the perform- 
ance of his duties. He kept himself up with 
the times and still irmintained his deep interest 
in the politics of the state. 

As the last of a generation of great politi- 
cal leaders, Mr. Robie was truly the "Grand 
Old Man of Maine." 



Hlumni Bepavtment 

'41. — Former Governor Frederick Robie 
died at his home in Gorham, Maine, on the 
morning of Feb. 2. He was in his ninetieth 
year and had been in failing health for some 
time. He was prominent in business affairs 
in Portland, and only a few weeks ago retired 
from the presidency of the First National 
Bank in that city. 



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BRUNSWICK, MAINE, FEBRUARY 23, 1912 



VOL. XL! 



NO. 26 



PROVISIONAL COMMENCEMENT APPOINTMENTS 

The list of provisional appointments for 
commencement parts has been announced. 
From this number, six men will be chosen by 
competition to deliver their parts at Com- 
mencement, and to one of these the Goodwin 
Prize will be awarded. The list is as follows : 

Charles Francis Adams of Auburn ; James 
Bailey Allen of Mt. Desert; Harold Augustus 
Andrews of East Conway, N. H. ; Meredith 
Bodine Auten of Cass City, Mich. ; Eugene 
Francis Bradford of Bangor ; Lester Lodge 
Bragdon of Wells; Kenneth Churchill of 
Newtonville, Mass. ; Robert Danforth Cole of 
Portland; Edward Weston Kent of Bre- 
men ; Seward Joseph Marsh of Farmington ; 
John Arnett Mitchell of Gallipolis, O. ; Ed- 
ward Longworth Morss of Medford, Mass. ; 
Ellison Smullen Purington of Mechanic 
Falls ; Carl Billings Timberlake of Lancaster, 
N. H. ; Harold Perry V^annah of Winslow's 
Mills ; Carl Orestes Warren of Gorham ; Rich- 
ard Eraser White of Brunswick; and Edward 
Wadsworth Torrey of Peabody, Mass. 



GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED 

Monday it was announced that the Charles 
Carroll Everett Scholarship, which is awarded 
to the member of .the graduating class whom 
the President and Trustees shall deem the 
best qualified to take a post-graduate course in 
either this or some other country, has been 
awarded to Ellison Smullen Purington of Me- 
chanic Falls. He expects to study Physics, 
either at Columbia or Harvard. 

It was also announced that the Henry W. 
Longfellow Graduate Scholarship has been 
awarded to Eugene Francis Bradford of Ban- 
gor. He will probably pursue his graduate 
work at Harvard. 



BRADBURY DEBATE TRIALS 

The first step in the trials for the two 
teams which will represent Bowdoin in the 
Triangular Debating League was taken 
Thursday afternoon, Feb. 15. 



Two teams were chosen, one of which will 
debate on Feb. 28 and the other on March 1st. 
From these teams will be chosen six men, who 
will debate in the intercollegiate debates. The 
judges were Professor W. B. Catlin, Principal 
H. E. Cole of Morse High School, and Mr. 
Samuel L. Forsaith. The following men were 
picked to debate Feb. 28 : Affirmative, Greene, 
'13; Rodick, '12; Simpson, '14; Andrews, '12, 
alternate. Negative, Eberhardt, '13; Gage, 
'14; Spinney, '12; Mathews, '12, alternate. 

The following men will debate March ist: 
Affirmative, Douglas, '13; Locke, '12; Wish, 
'13; Timberlake, '12, alternate. Negative, 
Emery, '13; Maloney, '12; Norton, '13; 
Hughes, '12, alternate. The question which 
was debated and which will be debated in the 
Triangular League, is as follows : 

Resolved, That the United States should 
adopt a uniform, compulsory workingmen's 
compensation act applicable to industrial em- 
ployments. 



TRACK SCHEDULE 

Cedric R. Crowell, '13, of Richmond Hill, 
N. Y., manager of the track team, has an- 
nounced the following schedule of track 
events. 

March 22 — Indoor Meet at Brunswick. 

May 1 1 — Maine Intercollegiate Track 
Meet at Brunswick. 

May 17 and 18 — New England Intercolle- 
giate Track Meet at Springfield, Mass. 

May 24 and 25 — Eastern Intercollegiate 
Track Meet at place to be determined later. 

May 25 — Bowdoin Invitation Interscholas- 
tic Meet at Brunswick. 



CLASSICAL CLUB MEETING 

An unusually large number attended the 
last meeting of the Classical Club, which was 
held Thursday evening, Feb. 15, at the Psi 
Upsilon House. Prof. Chase of Maine spoke 
to the club on "A Comparison of the Roman 
Republic and Our Own," describing the 
causes of the downfall of the Roman Republic 
and tendencies which might lead to the same 



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result in our own Republic. He took, how- 
ever, a very optimistic view with regard to 
these tendencies. A general discussion of the 
subject followed Prof. Chase's talk and re- 
freshments were served. The next meeting 
of the club will be held March 5 at the Theta 
Delta Chi House. 



THE SECOND COLE LECTURE 

As the subject of the second Annie Talbot 
Cole lecture, Tuesday evening, Dr. Bliss 
Perry took "Romance and Reaction." He 
spoke in part as follows with regard to the 
vitality of American Romance : 

■'American history has been marked by cer- 
tain great romantic passions that seem en- 
dowed with indestructible vitality. The ro- 
mance of discovery, the fascination of the 
forest and sea, the sense of danger and mys- 
tery once aroused by the very word 'redskin' 
have all moulded the national imagination. 
There is no diminution of interest in the ro- 
mance of adventure, in the stories of hunter 
and trapper, in the journals of Lewis and 
Qark, in the narratives of Boone and Crock- 
ett. In writing his superb romances of the 
northern lakes, the prairie and the sea, Feni- 
more Cooper had merely to bring to an artistic 
focus, sentiments that lay deep in the souls of 
the great mass of his American readers. 'Play- 
ing Indian' has been immensely significant, 
not merely in stimulating the outdoor activity 
of generations of American boys, but in teach- 
ing them the importance of the pioneer quali- 
ties of observation, resourcefulness, courage 
and endurance. Even when the Indian has 
been succeeded by the cowboy the spirit of ro- 
mance still lingers, as any collection of cowboy 
ballads will abundantly prove. And when the 
cowboys pass and the real estate dealers take 
possession of the field, one is tempted to say 
that romance flourishes more than ever. 

The West means simply the retreating 
horizon, the beckoning finger of opportunity. 
Like Boston, it is not so much a place as a 
state of mind. Some Eldorado has always been 
beckoning to the more adventurous spirits on 
American soil. The passion of the forty- 
niner neither began nor ended with the discov- 
ery of gold in California. It is within us. It 
transmutes the harsh or drab-colored everyday 
routine into tissue of fairyland. It makes our 
'winning of the West' a magnificent national 
epic. It changes to-day the black belt of 



Texas, or the wheat fields of Dakota, into pots 
of gold that lie at the end of rainbows, only 
that the pot of gold is actually there. The 
human hunger of it all, the gorgeous dream- 
like quality of it all, the boundlessness of the 
vast American spaces, the sense of forest and- 
prairie and sky, are all inexplicably blended 
with the notion of the ideal American. Henry 
James once tried to explain the difference be- 
tween Turgenief and a typical French novelist 
by saying that the back door of the Russian's 
imagination was always open upon the endless 
Russian Steppes. No one can understand the 
spirit of American romance if he is not con- 
scious of this ever-present 'hinterland' in 
which our spirits have, from the beginning 
taken refuge and found solace." 

Tuesday evening, Feb. 27, Dr. Perry will 
give the third and last of his lectures. His 
subject will be "Humor and Satire." 



ANNUAL RECEPTION AND DANCE OF DELTA 
KAPPA EPSILON 

Friday afternoon and evening, Feb. 16, the 
Bowdoin chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon held 
its annual reception and dance at their house 
on Maine Street. The house was beautifully 
decorated for the occasion with evergreen and 
cut flowers. About 300 guests were present 
at the reception, which was held from 3.30 to 
5.30 P.M. In the receiving line were Mrs. 
William E. Twombly of Reading, Mass., Mrs. 
George L. Skolfield, and Mrs. George T. Lit- 
tle of Brunswick. Refreshments, consisting 
of sherbet, punch, fancy crackers, and cake, 
were served by Mrs. Hartley C. Baxter, Mrs. 
Henry Johnson, Mrs. Roscoe J. Ham, and 
Mrs. George C. Brooks. Kendrie's Orches- 
tra of Brunswick, played throughout the 
afternoon and for an order of twenty-four 
dances in the evening. Dancing began at 
8.30 and continued until long after midnight. 
About sixty couples were present at the dance, 
of which Mrs. Twombly and Mrs. Skolfield 
were the patronesses. At intermission re- 
freshments of salad, rolls, ice-cream, cake and 
coffee were served by Pooler of Portland. 

Among the guests were Misses Elizabeth 
Sullivan, Pauline Savage, Marion White, Ha- 
zel Savage, Beatrice Mudgett, Leola Coombs, 
and Rebecca Harding of Bangor; Marion 
Keith of Oldtown; Geneva Hinch of Dan- 
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Margaret Starbird, Frances Grossman, Anna 
Milliken, Rachel Marble, Ada Sawyer, Elean- 
or Wescott, and Evelyn Edwards of Portland ; 
Ellen Baxter and Gertrude Sadler of Bruns- 
wick ; Gladys Umberhine of Topsham ; Helen 
Coombs of Minneapolis, Minn. ; Sally Ed- 
munds of Lynchburg, Va. ; Katharine Torrey 
of Bath; Sarah Snow of Skowhegan; Edith 
Flynn and Josephine Flynn of Lawrence, 
Mass. ; Sarah Gole of South Portland ; Lora 
Standish and Barbara Standish of Boston; 
Mrs. Tessa Gibson of Houlton ; Mrs. George 
C. Brooks of Brunswick. The delegates from 
other fraternities were: H. C. L. Ashey, "12, 
from Alpha Delta Phi; Loring Pratt, '12, 
from Psi Upsilon ; C. R. Chapman, '12, from 
Zeta Psi; A. D. Welch, "12, from Theta Delta 
Chi; E. F. Bragdon, '12, from Delta Upsilon; 
L. E. Jones, '13, from Kappa Sigma; J. H. 
Newell, '12, from Beta Theta Pi; R. A. Har- 
low, Colby, '12, from the Colby Chapter 
of Delta Kappa Epsilon. The committee in 
charge consisted of Gray, '12, Simpson, '12, 
and Twombly, '13. 



NEW COLLEGE SONGS 

The following is an extract from a letter 
written by David W. Snow, '73, of Portland, 
and published in the Orient of April 29, 
1910. Mr. Snow writes: "I wish Bowdoin 
would introduce the custom which exists in 
some other colleges, of musical contests. Bow- 
doin needs new college songs, needs them 
badly, and a custom of this kind would serve 
to bring out whatever musical ability there is 
in the college or in its alumni. In a college 
which I have in mind each class produces two 
songs and at a fixed date each year the classes 
meet and there is a friendly contest, each class 
singing its song. The songs are not class 
songs, but are college songs. At this contest 
a musical committee decides which class has 
the best song and a cup is given to the class, 
with a small financial prize to the writer of 
the successful song. I wish very much that 
this custom could be introduced at Bowdoin 
and would be glad to set up a cup to be given 
to the winning class, with a financial prize of 
say ten dollars to the writer of the successful 
song, the cup to be contested each year for five 
years and at the end of the fifth year to be de- 
posited by the class then holding it among the 
college trophies." 



SUNDAY CHAPEL 

In his chapel talk, Sunday afternoon, Feb. 
18, President Hyde drew a lesson from Da- 
vid's magnanimous treatment of Saul as de- 
scribed in I. Samuel, 26. 

He said in part : This story of David, who 
lived thirty centuries ago, can be matched by 
a story of a man prominent in public life, 
which was told 8 years ago in this chapel by 
Jacob Riis. When Roosevelt was Police Com- 
missioner of New York City, he was thwarted 
in all his purposes by another member of the 
board of commissioners, who was in league 
with the worst element in the city. One night 
a police captain gave Mr. Roosevelt the oppoi- 
tunity to remove the commissioner from of- 
fice if he would adopt underhand means. 
"No," said Mr. Roosevelt, "we do not hit be- 
low the belt." This is the same spirit that 
made David unwilling to take an evil advan- 
tage of a man, even if he represented the 
forces of evil. If a man wishes to apply a se- 
vere test to himself, to test his spiritual power, 
and his fellowship with God, let him take 
some one who has wronged him or, worse yet, 
those dear to him. Let him try to keep out 
personal animosity and desire on personal 
grounds that harm may come to that person. 
We should always fight hard and never yield 
on the main issue, but we should fight with 
no personal hatred against a man. This same 
spirit was shown in Jesus' prayer, "Father, 
forgive them, for they know not what they 
do," and in Paul's words, "If thine enemy 
hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him 
drink." Let us try to put this in practice the 
next time someone plays a trick on us or 
betrays an interest that we hold dear. 



AT THE LIBRARY 



presented to -tC 
; of 1875- It ' 



The largest single gift of books ever 
the Library has been given by the Class 
is composed of the Roll series of publications of the 
national records of England and the works of the 
Historical Manuscripts Commission.^ The Roll se- 
ries is in two parts, the first consisting of 350 vol- 
umes, and the second of 250 volumes. It is valued at 
$1700. The works of the Historical Manuscripts 
Commission consist of collections of other national 
documents from private sources in England. They 
are composed of 160 parts and are valued at $100. 

The Library already has the books of the Re- 
cording Commission, published by the English Gov- 
ernment in the last part of the l8th century. Bow- 
doin now has practically a complete set of old Eng- 
lish documents, and is one of the best equipped libra- 
ries in the country for the study of English History. 



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THE BOWDOIN ORIENT 



BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



WILLIAM A. MacCORMICK, 1912, Editor-in-Ch ef 
DOUGLAS H. McMURTRIE, 1913 Managing Editor 
HAROLD P. VANNAH, 1912 Alumni Editor 

Associate Editors 



W. R. SPINNEY. 1912 
L. E. JONES, 1913 
V. R. LEAVITT, 1913 
F. D. WISH. Jr.. 1913 

H. C. L. ASHEY, 1912 
H. B. WALKER, 1913 



R. D. LEIGH. 1914 
D. K. MERRILL. 1914 
K. A.ROBINSON. 1914 
R. E. SIMPSON. 1914 

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We wish to call especial 
Time to Act attention to the letter pub- 
lished in another cohimn 
which deals with college songs. We appre- 
ciate the fact as well as our readers that this 
question of college songs is as old as any ever 
considered by the Orient. It is so old, in fact, 
that we as undergraduates absolutely refuse to 
pay any attention to it. At least, if any atten- 
tion is given to editorials on the subject, the 
Board never hears from it. Once more we 
are glad to print the fact that alumni, under- 
graduate clubs, faculty members, and editors 
have begged for new songs. It is time for 
some action to be taken and the Orient sug- 
gests that the Student Council take up the 
matter at once. It would seem by the man- 
ner in which the ofifer of the Ibis has been 
responded to that the undergraduates want 
individual invitations to write a song and re- 
ceive the prize. But it is safe to say that the 
Ibis has no such desire to curb the faimous 



Bowdoin spirit by pushing the individual in- 
to prominence. The Ibis and Mr.. Snow are 
simply voicing the sentiments of every Bow- 
doin man in urging the production of new col- 
lege songs. Like every other college Bowdoin 
must meet her problems and there is no 
reason why Bowdoin cannot solve such prob- 
lems as well as other colleges do. Surely the 
matter of college songs has by this time be- 
come vital enough to cause some consideration 
of it by the student body. Let the undergrad- 
uates and the Student Council show more of 
that spirit of co-operation and bring this ques- 
tion to a head. 



It is seldom that the four 
A Leap Forward colleges and the many 

"prep" schools of Maine 
are ever represented in such a large and 
united gathering as was held at the Univer- 
sity of Maine last week. This gathering was 
known by those who attended and throughout 
the state at large as the "Students' Fourth 
Annual Y. M. C. A. Conference." Over 
three hundred delegates from the various edu- 
cational institutions in the state met to con- 
sider plans for Association work. It is of 
particular interest to Bowdoin men to know 
that the first of these conferences was held on 
the Bowdoin campus. "Prep" school men 
were not present at that conference and only 
about 40 delegates from the four colleges met 
together. But at the conference which closed 
last Sunday over 300 delegates were regis- 
tered from the colleges and secondary 
schools of the state. Such a rapid growth 
shows to some extent the value of the Christ- 
ian Association in the college and school life 
of our country. As represented at the con- 
ference meetings, it shows also that this Asso- 
ciation stands for a broadening along physi- 
cal, social, and religious lines in the daily life 
of every college man. 

Although it may be looking a long way 
ahead we must begin to think about next 
year's meeting. It is going to be held again 
at Bowdoin and considering the growth al- 
ready indicated, the college under the pines 
will be visited by hundreds of men. It will 
be Bowdoin's iirst opportunity to entertain 
such a body and it will be up to Bowdoin to 
show the hospitality which can equal that 
shown by the other three colleges in the State. 
While the taste of the recent Conference re- 



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mains we might begin to file away ideas for 
the one to come next year. 



In the death of Colonel 
Colonel H. A. Wing Henry A. Wing which oc- 
curred a short time ago, 
Bowdoin loses one of her alumni most promi- 
nent in undergraduate affairs. Colonel Wing 
was especially interested in all athletic con- 
tests in which Bowdoin played a part. He was 
always on hand as an official at a football 
game or track meet and for years he served 
as a member of Bowdoin's Athletic Council. 
In all his relations with managers and captains 
to whom he was a faithful adviser, he always 
received the deepest respect. As a visitor to 
the college rallies and undergraduate func- 
tions he was always hailed with rousing cheers 
of student appreciation. But not only as a 
friend to undergraduates will Bowdoin miss 
her son. As a servant both of the college and 
of the state at large, the loss of Colonel Wing 
will be greatly felt by all who knew him. 



Y. M. C. A. STUDENT CONVENTION 

The fourth annual Maine Y. M. C. A. Student 
Convention was held at the University of Maine. 
Feb. i6, 17, and 18. The convention was attended 
by over 300 delegates from the colleges and prepar- 
atory schools of the state. The colleges and schools 
represented were : U. of M., Bates, Colby, Bowdoin, 
Bangor Theological Seminary, Northeast Harbor, 
Newport, York, Buxton, Foxcroft, Lincoln, Hebron, 
Ricker, Presque Isle, Fort Fairfield, Oldtown, Lee 
Normal, Pittsfield, Orono, Bristol, Good Will, Old 
Orchard, Houlton, Lewiston, Kent's Hill, Liverraore 
Falls, Bucksport Seminary, Sangerville, Fryeburg, 
Oak Grove Seminary, Coburn, Belfast, Clinton, 
Rockport, Higgins and Dresden. 

The delegates from Bowdoin were, Ernest G. Fi- 
field, '11; Wm. A. MacCormick, '12; James B. Al- 
len, '12; Harold G, Andrews, '12; Kenneth Church- 
ill, '12; Percy W. Mathews, '12; Neil A. Fogg, '13; 
Harry B. Walker, '13; Omar P. Badger, '14; Rob- 
ert E. Bodurtha, '14; Samuel W. Chase, '14; R. 
Earle Hubbard, '14; Arthur S. Merrill, '14; Percy 
D. Mitchell, '14; Harry M. Chatto, '15; Robert J. 
Evans, '15; Wm. T. Livingston, '15; G. Arthur Mac- 
Williams, '15; Philip W. Porritt, '15, and John F. 
Rollins, '15. 

On Friday night, Feb. 16, the delegates were the 
guests of the business and professional men of Old- 
town at a banquet which was served in the City 
Hall. There were five long tables extending the 
full length of the hall which had been fittingly deco- 
rated with college and school banners, of the insti- 
tutions represented at the convention. During the 



evening excellent music was furnished by the stu- 
dent orchestra from the University of Maine. At 
the head of the middle table sat Jefferson C. Smith, 
State Secretary of Y. M. C. A. work, who took 
charge of the exercises. He introduced Dr. Leon 
S. Merrill, Dean of the College of Agriculture of 
the University of Maine, as toastmaster, who ac- 
cepted the honor in a few words. He introduced 
President Robert Aley of the university, who ex- 
tended a welcome to the delegates in behalf of the 
university, and also from the people of Oldtown, 
who had provided the banquet and opened their 
homes to them during their stay in the city. Hon. 
Charles W. Stevens, mayor of the city, was the next 
speaker and in a few words welcomed the boys. A. 
G. Averill, chairman of the general committee, spoke 
briefly for the committee to welcome the hundreds 
of students and invited them to meet in Oldtown at 
any other time. The next speaker was Ernest G. 
Fifield, '11, who responded for the students, thanking 
President Aley, Mayor Stevens, and the business 
men of Oldtown for their welcome, also for the ban- 
quet served them. 

A. G. Cushman of the Bates Y. M. C. A. then 
spoke upon the purpose and aims of the 1912 confer- 
ence and was followed by James L. McConaughy of 
New York. In closing the entire body united in 
singing ''America," after which President David N. 
Beach, of Bangor Theological Seminary, offered the 
closing prayer and benediction. 

On Saturday morning the program opened by a 
meeting led by Thornton B. Penfield of New York, 
in the U. of M. chapel at 8.30. This was a devo- 
tional service and opened with prayer and song. At 
g o'clock the union' session of preparatory schools 
and colleges was called, and at this time James L. 
McConaughy put before the conference this ques- 
tion : "What Right Has Your Association to Exist 
in Your Institution?" A representative from each 
delegation was called upon to respond to this ques- 
tion and many good and interesting points were 
brought out in this connection. 

After a short intermission the meeting was re- 
sumed and David R. Porter. '06, gave a talk upon 
"The Principles of True Leadership." At 11.45 the 
conference picture was taken. 

At 1.30, quiet hour service was held by Thornton 
B. Penfield, of New York, and at 2 o'clock was held 
the preparatory school session with the program ar- 
ranged by David R. Porter, following which was a 
college session, with an address by Harrison S. El- 
liott on "Bible Study and Its Relation to Social 
Service." 

At 3 o'clock came the recreation hour when the 
following basketball games were played in the uni- 
versity gymnasium : Kent's Hill vs. M. C. I. ; Old- 
town vs. Orono; E. M. C. S. vs. Higgins. 

On Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock was held a 
mass-meeting for men addressed by David R. Por- 
ter. In the evening at 7 o'clock a public service was 
held with fifteen minute talks by Thornton B. Pen- 
field, Harrison E. Elliott, and David R. Por- 
ter. The farewell meeting, led by Mr. McCon- 
aughy, immediately followed and at this meeting- 
there were present the delegates and the faculty of 
the U. of M. The convention was then declared 
closed by its president, Russell Lord, '12, of Colby. 



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Y. M. C. A. MEETING 

The speaker at the Y. M. C. A. meetmg, Feb. iS, 
was Dr. Estes Nichols of Hebron. Dr. Nichols took 
for his subject, "Public Health" and spoke in part 
as follows : 

"To most people the words 'Public Health' sug- 
gest the red quarantine card or the vaccine point, 
the warfare against uncleanliness, or the campaign 
against back alleys. It should suggest other things 
as well ; the fight against tuberculosis, the campaign 
against child-labor, and such things. Public health 
is conservation of resources to bring about not only 
physical health, but also mental and moral health. 
In the conservation of forests, great precaution is 
taken against fire, the underbrush is cleared away 
and all lose material. We need the same precau- 
tions with regard to our bodies. Two things should 
be done away with, which feed the fires which are 
burning the souls of our young men and women, 
namely, alcoholism and the social diseases. In our 
colleges is the worst possible place for these fires to 
burn, for there is our best timber. Colleges are by 
no means the dens of drunkenness and immorality 
that they are made out to be. Every year they are 
turning out men and women of the highest ideals. 
But it is the exceptions to the rule that are noticed. 
With their training, the college men and women are 
most admirably fitted for the uplift of humanity and 
they must realize their duty." 

Dr. Nichols went on to speak of alcoholism and 
the terrible suffering and misery that attends it, and 
of the social diseases, the false prudery that haa 
kept such subjects covered with a veil of obscurity, 
and the need of a million or more boys and girls now 
in high schools and the third of a mihion in higher 
institutions. They are to be the fathers and mothers 
of future years and now is the time to instruct them. 



CONCERT: THE "RUBAIYAT" TO BE SUNG BY 
BOSTON QUARTETTE 

A concert of unusual interest to all music-lovers 
will be given before the Saturday Club and the public 
on Thursday, February 29, at 8 p.m., when the Com- 
monwealth Avenue Church Quartet of Boston, will 
sing "In a Persian Garden," Liza Lehmann's musical 
setting for the "Rubaiyat" of Omar Khayyam, the olu 
philosopher-poet of Persia, whose verse Edward 
Fitzgerald translated into an English classic. The 
great beauty of the poem with its penetrating ques- 
tionings of Whence ? and Whither ? and the fingering 
melodv of its lighter quatrains make it especially 
adaptable for vocal rendering; and this quartette 
has a high reputation for ensemble work with this 
and other productions. As a finale for the evening 
they will give those matchless "Nonsense Songs" 
from "Alice in Wonderland," the "songs that came 
out wrong" and that all love for their very per- 
versity. As the Orient goes to press, it is not de- 
cided whether the concert can be held in Town Hall 
as scheduled, but posters announcing the place will 
be out by Saturday. 



CALENDAR 

Friday, February 23 
8.00 Second Junior Assembly, Memorial Hall. 

Sunday, February 25 
10.4s Morning Service in the Church on the Hill, 

conducted by Rev. J. H. Quint. 
5.00 Sunday chapel conducted by President Hyde. 

Monday, February 26 
7.00 Normal class meets in Hubbard Hall. 
Musical Clubs' concert at Bangor. 

Tuesday, February 27 
8.00 Third Annie Talbot Cole Lecture: "Humor 
and Satire" by Bliss Perry, LL.D., Professor 
of English Literature in Harvard University. 
Musical Clubs' concert at Oldtown. 

Wednesday, February 28 
Musical Clubs' concert at Fairfield. 

Thursday, February 29 
7.00 Y. M. C. A. "Christian Missions" by Rev. Ray- 
mond Calkins, Portland, Me. ; Musical Clubs' 
concert at Skowhegan. 



CollcGe Botes 



Putnam, ex-' 15, has entered Colby. 

Work on the new theatre down town began 
Monday. 

Simpson, '03, was visiting his brother, Simpson, 
'14, Monday. 

Baker, '13, was confined to his room for several 
days, last week. 

"Jack" Hurley has returned to college from his 
home in Maiden. 

Peary's sledge which is in Hubbard Hall, is now 
protected by a case. 

George Hyde, '08, and Carl Robinson, '08, were 
on the campus, Tuesday. 

The floors of the three galleries of the An 
Building are being scraped and re-finished. 

John E. Chapman, Esq., of Boston, is visiting his 
brother, Prof. Henry L. Chapman, this week. 

James L. McConaughy, Yale, '09, who was Gen- 
eral Secretary of the Y. M. C. A. last year, con- 
ducted chapel, Tuesday morning. 

Darwin Tuttle of Exeter Academy was visiting 
his brother, Curtis Tuttle, '13, over Saturday. He left 
Sunday for his home in Colusa, Cal. 

'Puss" Newman, '10, was interlocutor at the 
minstrel show given in Bar Harbor recently, and 
"Squid" Whitmore, ex-'ii, was end man in the 
same show. 

There will be a meeting of the Maine Intercolle- 
giate Athletic Association at the Penobscot Ex- 
change in Bangor, Saturday. Manager Crowell, 
'13, of the Track Team and ex-Manager MacCor- 
mick, '12, will attend the meeting. 



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Leon Lippincott, 'lo, was on the campus last 
week. 

A'laurice Hamblen, '14, has just returned to college 
after a short illness. 

Eastman, '10, and Redfern, '11, have been on the 
camnus for a few days. 

The Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity is holding its 
annual convention at Springfield, Mass., this week. 

Ernest Bisbee, '15, and George Bacon, '15, are 
spending two weeks at Intervale, New Hampshire. 

Prof. George T. Files had an article in the Port- 
land Sunday Telegram of Feb. 18, on the "Problem 
of Road Maintenance." 

Mr. A. E. Moore, of Portland, has commenced 
his winter's work of repairing and retouching the 
paintings in the Art Building. 

The Lewiston High School Debating team has 
been on the campus for a few days. Norton, '13, 
is coaching them for the interscholastic debates. 

Several Bowdoin students witnessed the basket- 
ball game between Portland High School and Morse 
High School played at Bath last Friday evening. 

Walter Brown, '14, was referee at the basketball 
game between Portland High School and Morse 
High School, played at Bath last Friday evening. 

Dean Sills left for Washington, Sunday, where 
he will represent Bowdoin at the annual banquet of 
the Bowdoin Alumni Association of Washington, 
D. C. 

At the first annual meeting of the Maine Society 
of Civil Engineers in Lewiston on Feb. 7, Prof. Al- 
vord was appointed chairman of the good roads com- 
mittee. 

A traffic census was taken on Feb. 10 by three of 
the students on lower Maine Street under the direc- 
tion of Prof. Alvord. The town may soon re-surface 
this street and it was found desirable to know the 
relative amount of light and heavy traffic thereon. 

Several men of the class of 1912 have completed 
the work required for the degree of Bachelor of 
Arts and have left college. They will return at Com- 
mencement and receive their degrees. Among them 
are Earl F. Maloney, Parker Rowell, Ernest E. 
Weeks, H. Ashmead White, and Richard F. White. 

r The registration of students for the second 

iemester was completed recently and the following 

figures were given out by Dean Sills ; 

I Seniors 87 

Juniors :. 79 

Sophomores 73 

Freshmen 76 

Specials 4 

Total 319 

The registration for the first semester was 333, 
so there is a falling off of 13. 

The following is found in the February Revieiv 
of Revicivs: " 'The Five Great Philosophies of Life,' 
by William DeWitt Hyde, president of Bowdoin 
College, is an exposition of the philosophical princi- 
ples produced in the five centuries from the birth of 
Socrates to the death of Jesus — namely, the Epicur- 
ean pursuit of pleasure, the Stoic law of self-repres- 
sion and control, the sublime idealism of Platonism, 



the Aristotelian scheme of proportion, and the 
Christian doctrine of perfect love. It is a book of 
practical philosophy, aUve to the everyday needs of 
life, that endeavors to reconcile the good within all 
philosophies to a common meeting point in the doc- 
trine of Jesus' spirit of love. Mr. Hyde has the 
gift of lucid, virile utterance and an understanding 
of the scientific spirit that dominates the world to- 
day." 

Though the official baseball schedule has not yet 
been announced, the following are among the games 
which Bowdoin will play during the coming season : 

April 10 — Brown at Providence. 

April 24-25 — Dartmouth at Hanover. 

May 10 — Maine at Brunswick. 

May 15 — Maine at Orono. 

Among the games which the other Maine colleges 
will play during the coming season are : 

April 24 — Bates vs. Brown, at Providence. 

May I — ^Colby vs. Maine at Orono. 

May 8 — Bates vs. Maine at Orono. 

May 18 — Bates vs. Maine at Lewiston. 

May 25 — Colb}' vs. Maine at Waterville. 

The following items appeared among the edito- 
rials of Harper's Weekly for Feb. 3 : 

"One College That is Complete" 

"Bowdoin is unique among the colleges. Its 
Alumni Association had its annual dinner here last 
week, and the papers said that President Hyde 
'aroused great enthusiasm among the alumni by stat- 
ing that on this occasion he need ask them for 
nothing, since Bowdoin had now a perfect plant.' 
We wouldn't have believed, except on the authority 
of a responsible newspaper, that an American col- 
lege could be complete — equal to its work both in 
plant and equipment. That is the case with Bow- 
doin, Dr. Hyde says. It is encouraging to hear it. 
There may come a day when others of our older col- 
leges will have enough. That seems to have hap- 
pened in Europe, where, centuries ago, kings, princes, 
rich merchants, and other opulent persons used to 
endow institutions of learning somewhat as our 
millionaires do now." 

In compiling a new address book of the gradu- 
ates of Bowdoin College, a table has been prepared 
showing the geographical location of the 1881 
alumni of the academical department of the college. 
Of the total number 1799 are located in the conti- 
nental United States and 14 in the possessions of the 
United States. The location of 34 alumni is un- 
known. 

Of the United States Maine leads with 715, while 
Massachusetts conies second with 421 and New 
York with 170. Of the western states California is 
the home of the most Bowdoin meij, 56, leading even 
the central states of Illinois with 36 and Minnesota 
with 24. There are no Bowdoin men living in Del- 
aware, that being the only state in which Bowdoin 
is not represented. 

The location of Bowdoin alumni by states and 
countries is as follows : 

Maine, 715; New Hampshire, 61; Vermont, 9; 
Massachusetts, 421; Rhode Island, 14; Connecticut. 
-.-7- New York State, 170 (New York City 125); 
New Jersey, 41 ; Pennsylvania, 33 ; Maryland, 5 ; D. 
C, 40 ; Virginia, 2 ; West Virginia, i ; North Caro- 



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lina, 4 ; S. Carolina, i ; Georg-ia, i ; Florida, 2 ; Ohio, 
17; Indiana, 3; Illinois, 36; Michigan, 4; Wisconsin, 
is; Minnesota, 24; Iowa, 6; Missouri, 8; North Da- 
kota, 4; South Dakota, 2; Nebraska, 3; Kansas, 5; 
Kentucky, 2 ; Tennessee, 3 ; Alabama, i ; Louisiana, 
2; Arkansas, 2; Oklahoma, 6; Texas, 3; Montana, 
8; Idaho, 2; Wyoming, i; Colorado, 9; New Mexi- 
co, i; Arizona, i; Utah, 2; Washington, 11; Oregon, 
5 ; California, 56 ; Alaska, 2 ; Hawaii, 2 ; Porto Rico, 
2 ; Panama, 2 ; Philippines, 6. Total in United States 
1813; Germany i, Sweden l; France 3, Italy i. Mex- 
ico 4, Canada 6, England 4, Turkey i, Palestine i. 
China 5, Austria i, Brazil i, Cuba, i, Japan 4, Un- 
known 34, grand total 1881. 



Hlumni Department 

'80. — Col. Henry Asa Wing of Lewiston, 
one of the best-known newspaper men in the 
State, died, early Saturday morning, after a 
year's sickness, which was thought to have 
worn him out until he did not have the 
strength to combat the illness any longer. 

Colonel Wing was a newspaper man of 
no small renown and he was very popular in 
his profession. His title of colonel he derived 
from the fact that, among many other public 
favors, he had served on the staff of the late 
Governor Llewellyn Powers. Colonel Wing 
was a native of Waterville, where he was born 
58 years ago and was a graduate of Houlton 
Academy and later of Bowdoin. He fitted 
for the bar but never practiced law as he 
shortly entered the newspaper profession. 

Colonel Wing has been connected with the 
Bangor Commercial, Portland Dauy rrcss, 
the Pittsburg Dispatch and later on the Ban- 
gor Neivs, where he remained until 1882. He, 
then, in association with the late Charles L. 
Fox, started the Lewiston Sun. Later Mr. 
Fox died and Colonel Wing, deciding it was 
too big a proposition to handle alone, sold out 
but remained on the staff'. In 1896 he re- 
signed and became the central Maine cor- 
respond for the Boston Herald and continued 
so until 19 10. He then became connected as 
a correspondent of the Portland Express-Ad- 
vertiser and other papers until ill health com- 
pelled him to give up newspaper work of any 
kind. 

During his career Colonel Wing has been 
honored with many positions of trust and 
honor by both poltiical parties as he was inde- 
pendent in faith. His last appointment was 
that of private secretary to Congressman Mc- 
Gillicuddy, but ill health compelled him to re- 
linquish this position. He was a member of 
the Lewiston Lodge of Elks. Colonel Wing 



was an earnest devotee of athletics and was 
prominent in all the branches of sport at Bow- 
doin, having been a member of the athletic 
council for a number of years. Li horsedom 
the colonel was a master hand and owned 
many fast thoroughbreds which he had en- 
tered at various meets. 

March 28, 1893, Colonel Wing married 
Miss Grace A. Gilbert, and they had one son, 
Carleton, 12 years old. Besides these a brother, 
Fred A. Wing of Bangor, and two sisters, 
Mrs. Eva Stratton of Laconia, N. H., and 
Miss Alice Wing of Roslindale, Mass., sur- 
vive. 

'80. — Henry Brown Wilson, formerly of 
Portland, died in Redlands, California, Janu- 
ary 13, 1912, at the age of fifty-five. He had 
lived for many years in that state, and occu- 
pied numerous positions of trust there, being 
trustee of the South California Asylum for 
the Lisane by appointment of three governors, 
was long connected with the First National 
Bank of Redlands, and at the time of his death 
was assessor of San Bernardino County. 
Those who knew him in college will remember 
his genial and companionable disposition, and 
his unusual talent for amateur dramatics. 

'89. — William M. Emery, the active news- 
paper editor of Fall River, Mass., finds time 
for much careful and thoroug genealogical re- 
search. For several months he has been en- 
gaged in his leisure hours as an assistantin the 
preparation of an elaborate history of the 
Crapo family. 

'96. — George T. Ordway, formerly Vice- 
President and General Manager of the Engi- 
neering Securities Corporation, has become 
associated with Tucker, Anthony & Co., bank- 
ers, in their New York office. 

Chandler's Military Band and Orciiestra 

First-class music furnished for all occasions. Combina- 
tion Band and Orchestra for School and CoUegeJ 
work can be furnishert in any number of pieces from ten j 
to thirty. Small Orchestra for Receptions, Teas, and! 
Dancing Parties a specialty. For terms apply to 

C. M. BROOKS, Agent, Portland, Maine Tel. 3747-1 1 

Medical School of Maine 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE 

Addison S Thayer, Dean 

10 Deering Street, Portland, Maine! 



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VOL. XLl 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, MARCH 1, 1912 



NO. 27 



FRIAR CUP STANDING ANNOUNCED 

Dean Sills has announced the standing of 
the several fraternities for the first semester, 
in the competition for the Friar Scholarship 
Cup. Delta Upsilon was the winner for the 
third consecutive time. The average scholar- 
ship is reckoned on a basis of points, each A 
counting 4 points; B, 3 points; C, 2 points; 
D, I point; and E, minus 2 points. The total 
of the points made by each fraternity is 
divided by the number of men in the fraternity 
thus giving the average scholarship of each 
fraternity. 

The standing of the several fraternities 
for the first semester is as follows : 

Delta Upsilon 12.170 

Alpha Delta Phi 10.666 

Theta Delta Chi 10.273 

Beta Theta Pi 10.258 

Delta Kappa Epsilon 9-957 

Zeta Psi 9-905, 

Non-fraternity 9.418 

Kappa Sigma 9-3i6 

Psi Upsilon 8.5 



THE SECOND COLLEGE TEA 

On last Friday afternoon from 3 until 5 
o'clock the second of the College Teas was 
held at the Alumni Room in Hubbard Hall, 
and was largely attended, especially by friends 
of the college from Lewiston and Auburn. 

The guests were received by Mrs. Manton 
Copeland, Mrs. William DeWitt Hyde, Mrs. 
Frank E. Woodruff, Mrs. George T. Little, 
Mrs. Roscoe J. Ham, and Mrs. Gerald G. 
Wilder. The members of the introduction 
committee, who saw that none of the guests 
lacked introductions to the members of the 
faculty and the students present, were : Mrs. 
William Hawley Davis, Mrs. William E. Lunt, 
Mrs. Ira P. Booker, and Mrs. John A. Cone. 

Coffee was poured by Mrs. William A. 
Moody, assisted by Miss Sue Winchell, Miss 
Margaret Wilson, and Miss Marion Drew. 
Mrs. Geo. T. Files presided at the tea table 
and she was assisted by Miss Lida Baker, of 
Boston, Miss Isabel Forsaith and Miss Ruth 
Nearing of Brunswick. Punch was dipped by 



Mrs. William H. Davis, Mrs. William E. 
Lunt, and Mrs. Orren C Hormell, assisted by 
Miss Anna Snow, Miss Helen Johnson, Miss 
Evelyn Swett and Miss Olive Utter. 

The ushers were: Frederick S. Wiggin, 
'13, of Thomaston, from Alpha Delta Phi; 
Ray E. Palmer, '13, of Bath, from Psi Upsi- 
lon; Benjamin D. Holt, '13, of Portland, from 
Delta Kappa Epsilon; Albert E. Parkhurst, 
'12, of Presque Isle, from Theta Delta Chi; 
Robert W. Belknap, '13, of Damari'scotta, 
from Zeta Psi; William A. MacCormick, '12, 
of So. Framingham, Mass., from Delta Up- 
silon; Elden G. Barbour, '12, of Yarmouth, 
from Kappa Sigma; Francis X. Callahan, '14, 
of Portland, from Beta Theta Pi ; and iLvereit 
P. Walton, '13, of V'inalhaven, from the non- 
fraternity men. 



SECOND JUNIOR ASSEMBLY 

The second and last of the Junior Assem- 
blies to be held under the auspices of the class 
of 1913 was held in Memorial Hall last Friday 
evening and was attended by about 50 couples. 

The patronesses were Mrs. Henry John- 
son, Mrs. George T. Little, Mrs. Roscoe J. 
Ham, and Mrs. Frederick W. Brown. Lovell's 
Orchestra played for an order of 20 dances. 
At intermission refreshments of salads, ice 
cream, cake, and punch were served by Mor- 
ton. 

The assembly was in charge of the follow- 
ing committee: William Fletcher Twombly of 
Reading, Mass., Frederick Shaw Wiggm of 
Thomaston, George Lincoln Skolfield, Jr., of 
Brunswick, Theodore Evans Emery, of Ran- 
dolph, and Kendrick Burns, of Saco. 

Among the guests present were: Miss 
Katherine Jenkins, Miss Marion Smart, Miss 
Jessie Ridge, Miss Lydia Skolfield, Miss Ma- 
rion Proctor, Miss Olivia Bagley, Miss Kath- 
erine Johnson, Miss Marie Hieber, Miss Dor- 
othy Laughlin, Miss Gladys Burr, Miss Mar- 
garet Burr, Miss Hilda Laughlin, Miss 
Frances Darker, Miss Marion Fernald, Miss 
Alberta Robinson, Miss Evelyn Edwards, Miss 
Pauline Hight of Portland, Miss Mina Ev- 
erett, Miss Iva Record of Auburn, Miss Belle 



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Cornish, Miss Mabel Davis, Miss Marguerite 
Hutchins, Miss Grace Lunt, Miss Gertrude 
Sadler, Miss Virginia Woodbury, Mrs. Alger- 
non G. Chandler of Brunswick, Miss Olive 
Holway, Miss Bessie Locke, of Augusta, Miss 
Elizabeth Woodward of Colorado Springs, 
Col., Miss Martha Fifield of North Conway, 
N. H., Miss Louise Haggett, Miss Harriett 
Henderson, Miss Alice Pushard, of Bath, Miss 
Belle Tilton, of South Portland, Miss Blanche 
Hanscom, Miss Dorothy Bird, of Rockland; 
Miss Gladys Umberhind of Topsham ; Miss 
Mary Emery, of Skowhegan ; Miss Edna Den- 
nison, of Freeport; Miss Lida Baker, of Bos- 
ton ; Miss Marion Hunt of Wellesley, Mass. ; 
Miss Margaret Burns of Saco; Miss Flossie 
Kember, of Biddeford ; Miss Haskell of Pitts- 
field; Miss Florence Carll, of Waterville; 
Miss Helen Shaw, of Buckfield; Miss Rose 
Davis, of Rockland; Miss Irene Kennedy, of 
Haverhill. Ma.ss. 



THE THIRD COLE LECTURE BY DR. PERRY 

Tuesday evening, Feb. 27, Dr. Bliss Perry 
delivered the last of the Annie Talbot Cole 
lectures. His subject was "American Humor 
and Satire" and he spoke in part as follows: 
"The conception of humor as incongruity is 
particularly applicable to a new country. On 
the new soil and under the new skies, a new, 
social grouping, all the fundamental contrasts 
and absurdities of our human soci'=*"" assume 
a new value. We see them under a fresh 
light. They are differently focused. The 
broad humors of the camp, its swift and 
picturesque play of light and shade, its farce 
and caricature no less than its atmosphere of 
comradeship, of sentiment and daring, are all 
transferred to the humor of the newly settled 
country. If it is true that the new country 
offers endless opportunities for the humor 
which turns upon incongruity, it is also true 
that the new country offers countless occasions 
for humor which turns upon sudden glory of 
superiority. The backwoodsman is amusing to 
the men of the settlements, and the back- 
woodsman, in turn, gets his full share of 
amusement out of watching the "tenderfoot" 
in the woods. It is simply the case of the old 
resident versus the new comer. The supe- 
riority need be in no sense a cruel or taunting 
superiority, although it often happens to be so. 
The humor of the pioneers is not so very deli- 



cately polished. The joke of the frontier tav- 
ern or grocery store is not always adapted to 
a drawing room audience, but it turns in a sur- 
prisingly large number of instances upon ex- 
actly the same intellectual or social superiority 
which gives point to the bon mots of the most 
cultivated and artificial society in the world. J 

There is another sort of American humor I 
which has been of a marked historical import- 
ance and which has never been more active 
than it is to-day; the humor, namely, of local, 
provincial, and sectional types. Much of this 
humor falls under Bergson's conception of hu- 
mor as social censure. It rebukes the extrav- 
agance, the rigidity, the unawareness of the 
individual who fails to adapt himself to his 
social environment. It takes the place, in our 
categories of humor, of those types of class 
humor and satire in which European literature 
is so rich. The mobility of our population, the 
constant shifting and callings, has prevented 
our developing fixed class types of humor. 
We have not even the lieutenant, or the 
policeman or permanent members of our 
humorous stock company. The police- 
man of to-day may be mayor or gov- 
ernor to-morrow. The lieutenant may go back 
to his grocery wagon or on to his depart- 
ment store. But whenever and wherever such 
an individual fails to adapt himself to his new 
companions, fails to take on, as it were, the 
colors of his new environment, to speak in the 
new social accents, to follow the recognized 
pattern of behavior, then the kindly whip of 
the humorist is already crackin? around his 
ears. 

A similar social function is performed by 
that well-known mold of American humor 
which ridicules the inhabitants of certain 
states. Why should New Jersey, for exam- 
ple, be more ridiculous than Delaware? In 
the eyes of the newspaper paragrapher it un- 
questionably is, just as Missouri has more hu- 
morous connotations than Kentucky. We 
may think we understand why we smile when 
a man says that he comes from Kalamazoo or 
Oshkosh, but the smile when he says, "Phila- 
delphia," or "Boston," or "Brooklyn" is only 
a trifle more subtle. It is none the less real. 
So it is with the larger divisions of our na- 
tional life. Yankee, Southerner, Westerner, 
Californian, Texan, — each type provokes cer- 
tain connotations of humor when viewed by 
any of the other types. Each type in turn has 
its note of provinciality when compared with 






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the general notion of the general American. It 
is quite possible to maintain that our literature, 
like our social life, has suffered by this ever- 
present American sense of the ridiculous. Our 
social consciousness might be far more va- 
rious and richly colored, there might be more 
true provincial independence of speech and 
custom and imagination if we had not to 
reckon with this ever present censure of 
laughter, this fear of finding ourselves, our 
city, our section, out of touch with the preva- 
lent tone and temper of the country as a 
whole. It is one of the forfeits we are bound 
to pay when we play the great absorbing game 
of democracy." 



MUSICAL CLUB TRIP 

The Musical Clubs opened their season by 
a concert at Freeport on Tuesday, February 
20, and completed their Maine trip to-night, 
according to the schedule published in an 
earlier number of the Orient. 

The program of the concert of the Musi- 
cal Clubs for this year is as follows : 

PART I. 

(a) Rise, Sons of Bowdoin Burnett 

Words by Sills, 'oi 

(b) We'll Sing to Old Bowdoin 

Words by Fogg, '02 

Glee and Mandolin Clubs 

The Song of Prince Rupert's Men Thayer 

Glee Club 
'Cello Solo Selected 

Wallace T. Mason, Jr., '14, of Andover, 

Mass. 
March Militaire Bohm 

Mandolin Club 

Tenor Solo Selected 

George A. Tibbetts, '12, of Brunswick 

(a) Beam from Yonder Star Bidlard 

(b) Dry Yo' Eyes Landsberg 

Glee Club 

PART II. 
Cornet Solo Selected 

Joseph H. Newell, '12, of Richmond 
Dutch Kiddies Trinkaus 

Mandolin Club 

Ciribiribin Pestalozsa 

Arranged by Macy 

Glee Club 



Reading Selected 

Arthur D. Welch, '12, of Portland 

Popular Medley Trinkaus 

Mandolin Club 

(a) Bowdoin Beata Words by Pierce, '96 

(b) Phi Chi Words by Mitchell, '71 

Glee and Mandolin Clubs 



M. I. A. A. .IVIEETINQ 

A meeting of the Maine Intercollegiate 
Athletic Association was held Saturday, Feb. 
24, at the Penobscot Exchange Hotel of Ban- 
gor. Each college was represented by last 
year's and this year's manager. Dinner was 
followed by a two hours' business session, 
when last year's accounts were audited and 
approved by the executive committee. Amend- 
ments to the constitution were considered but 
none were passed. The following officers 
were elected for this year: Mgr. Adams of 
Bates, President; Mgr. Wells of Colby, Vice- 
President ; Mgr. Seekins of University of 
Maine, Secretary; Mgr. Crowell of Bowdoin, 
Treasurer. 



ANNUAL DANCE OF THE PHI CHI FRATERNITY 

Gamma Gamma Chapter of Phi Chi fra- 
ternity of the Medical School held its annual 
dance at Pythian Hall last Friday evening. A 
feature of the decorations was a handsome em- 
blem of the fraternity made out of colored 
electric lights. 

The patronesses were Mrs. William De- 
Witt Hyde, Mrs. Gilbert M. Elliott and Mrs. 
Edwin F. Pratt, of Brunswick, Mrs. Walter 
E. Tobie and Mrs. Wallace W. Dyson of Port- 
land, and Mrs. Jennie W. Bird, of Rockland. 

The committee of arrangements consisted 
of John Everett Cartland, '14, of Lisbon Falls 
Harold Vincent Bickmore, '14, of Augusta 
Waldo Thompson Skillin, '14, of Hallowell 
William DeLue x\nderson, '15, of Portland 
and Lawrence McFarland, '15, of Woodfords. 
Music was furnished by Pettengill's Orchestra 
of Lewiston. 

Delegates from other fraternities were 
Carl G. Dennett, '15, Saco, from Alpha Kap- 
pa Kappa; James B. Allen, '12, of Mt. Desert, 
from Delta Upsilon; Dr. Carl H. Stevens, '14, 
of Northport, from Delta Kappa Epsilon ; and 

Continued on page 218, column 2 



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BOWDOIN COLLEGE 



EDITORIAL BOARD 



WILLIAM A. MacCORMICK, 1912, Editor-in-Chief 
DOUGLAS H. McMURTRIE, 1913 Managing Editor 
HAROLD P. VANNAH, 1912 Alumni Editor 

ASSOCIATE Editors 



W. R. SPINNEY. 1912 
L. E. JONES, 1913 
V. R. LEAVITT. 1913 
F. D. ■WISH, Jr., 1913 

H. C. L. ASHEY, igi2 
H. B. WALKER, 1913 



R. D. LEIGH. 1914 
D. K. MERRILL, 1914 
K. A. ROBINSON, 1914 
R. E. SIMPSON. 1914 

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Now for those who have 
New Coach Here been waiting for the track 

coach to arrive ! He is 
here and ready to meet all men at once who 
have aspirations for track work. Although 
we have been urging ever since last fall that 
work begin at once we must continue to urge 
until the season gets under way. In three 
weeks the first big track event of the year will 
be held and then followers of the Bowdoin 
team can get some idea of the prospects for 
the spring meets. The Indoor Meet should 
do more than settle class superiority. It 
should serve as a stepping stone to the larger 
and more important events to come. Accord- 
ing to the ruling of the Athletic Council all 
men who intend to participate in this first 
meet must go into training now. This is, then, 
the starting point of the thorough preparation 
for the State Meet not many weeks away. 

The Freshmen may well be pointed out as 
showing the kind of spirit which makes college 
athletics what they ought to be. For the past 



two or three weeks a large squad of first year 
men have been training daily on the outdoor 
track. A good many upper classmen who are 
evidently much concerned about this spring's 
track team, might take notice of this fact. It 
is encouraging, at least, to know that men will 
get out and work without being driven. Evi- 
dently the Freshmen deem it of great import- 
ance to start nozv if they want to become val- 
uable assets to the college track team. That 
is the sentiment which ought to run through 
every class in college. The coach has arrived 
and we all wish him great success. But it is 
up to those men who have been waiting, to re- 
port, and see what he has for them to do. 
Success will come to us this spring, just as 
soon as we begin to go after it. 



Last week we wrote com- 
Bowdoin Beata plainingly about college 

songs. This week we 
have a much more serious complaint to 
render against certain undergraduates and 
their disrespect for what songs we have. It 
has been noticed many times that fellows 
either through indifference or total irrever- 
ence fail to stand up when Bozvdoin Beata is 
being played or sung. This was brought home 
most forcibly at a Glee Club concert recently 
given in a city not far from Brunswick. In 
the audience werea number of Bowdoin under- 
graduates who showed their "devotion" to the 
college by keeping their seats while the clubs 
sang Bowdoin Beata. Perhaps it would have 
been embarrassing for those men to stand up 
if they were two or three in number and the 
only Bowdoin men in the hall. But to refuse 
to stand with thirty or forty more loyal Bow- 
doin men makes embarrassment seem a little 
bit feminine. We all regret that we haven't 
more college songs, but it does not matter how 
many more we do have, Bowdoin Beata will 
remain the one to which all hats shall be 
doffed. We hope that in the future when- 
ever this song is sung loyalty will vanquish 
embarrassment and that all Bowdoin men will 
show their colors by responding to the song in 
the right way. 

Annual Dance of the Phi Chi Fraternity 

Continued from page 217 

Edward H. Snow, '14, of Brunswick, from 
Kappa Sigma. 

The guests present were Mrs. W. T. Ham- 
mond of Portland ; Miss Maude Coombs, of 



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Vinalhaven; Miss Madeline Bird, of Rock- 
land; Miss Mildred F. Lombard of 
Bridgton ; Miss Marion T. Swift, of 
Gardiner; Mrs. Ira R. Smith, of Brunswick; 
Miss Inez Webster, of Lewiston; Miss Ruth 
Dearborn, of Dover, N. H. ; Miss Florence 
Hastings, of Auburn ; Miss Mildred Colbath, 
of Dover, N. H. ; Miss Genevieve Dwinal, of 
Auburn; Miss Helen O'Neil, of Portland 
Miss Ernestine Thompson, of Springfield 
Miss Minnie K. Murphy, of Berlin, N. H. 
Miss Catherine Johnson, of Portland ; Miss 
Elizabeth O'Connor, of Augusta; Miss Mollie 
Giveen, of Topsham; Miss Mabel Laws of 
Brunswick; Miss Ethel Reed, of Auburn; 
Miss Eleanor Wescott, of Portland ; Miss 
Rene Buck of Harrison ; Miss Mary Mattocks, 
of Portland; Miss Abba Harris, of Portland; 
Miss Lilly Pretts, of Brunswick; Miss Hazel 
Lord, of Portland ; Miss Grace Harris of 
Portland ; Miss Alice Blake, of Richmond ; and 
Miss Anna Snow, of Brunswick. 



SUNDAY CHAPEL 

At Sunday chapel of Feb. 25, Rev. G. C. 
DeMott, pastor of the Congregational Church 
of Bath, preached and a quartette from the 
same church rendered two selections. Rev. 
Mr. DeMott said in part, that among all the 
fine things in this world nothing fills the re- 
cesses of a man's soul with such satisfaction as 
the moral struggle to be a good man. When 
we die, shall we die as moral traitors? Great 
wars are over but moral wars will never cease. 
If a man loves his emperor, then all his efforts 
will be devoted to the emperor's cause. This 
is well illustrated in the instance of the siege 
of Port Arthur; the Japanese were successful 
only after a long struggle against the obsta- 
cles of modern warfare. Their love for their 
emperor was such that they expected and 
. desired to die for him. So our love for our 
Lord should be such that we shall be devoted 
to His cause. 



WASHINGTON ALUMNI DINNER 

The thirtieth annual dinner of the Bowdoin 
Alumni Association of Washington, was held in that 
city on the evening of Tuesday, February twentieth, 
at the Hotel Raleigh. At the dinner about thirty- 
five were present. Congressman Frederick C. Stev- 
ens, of Minneapolis, presided. The first speaker was 
Senato Knute Nelson, of Minnesota, a very warm 
personal friend of the late Senator Frye, who gave a 



most interesting address on the work and character 
of his distinguished colleague. Senator Nelson 
brought out the fact that Senator Frye was not only 
an unusually able speaker; but that of all the men 
whom he had known in a long public career, the 
Senator from Maine was the best legislator : that is. 
he could put legislation through the Senate. Con- 
gressman McGillicuddy, of the second district of 
Maine, spoke next, and brought out the fact that in 
all his long career Senator Frye had never had to 
go into a contest for a nomination. Mr. McGilli- 
cuddy spoke of the respect and regard in which Sen- 
ator Frye was held by members of the opposite 
party. Senator Johnson, of Maine, the newly-elected 
President of the Association, spoke of the work of 
Bowdoin men in Washington, and of the fact that 
the Bowdoin spirit was manifested in the lives of 
men of public service like Thomas B. Reed and 
William P. Frye, as well as in the athletic victories 
of undergraduates. He stated that he believed very 
firmly in the small college and in hberal education,' 
and said that no matter what a man's future careel 
was to be, he behaved it should be founded on a 
basis of classical training. General Spear, Richard 
F. Dole, of the Class of 1902, and Joseph C. White, 
of the Class of 191 1, spoke briefly. The College 
was represented by Dean Sills. 

The newly elected officers of the Association are 
as follows : President, Senator Charles F. Johnson, 
'79; Vice-Presidents, Hon. Frederick C. Stevens, 
'82, and Hon. Daniel J. McGillicuddy, '81 ; Treasurer, 
General Ellis Spear, '58; Recording Secretary, Rev. 
Frank Sewall, '58; Corresponding Secretary, Chas. 
H. Hastings, '91. 



JOINT BANQUET OF COLBY AND BOWDOIN 
CHAPTERS OF ZETA PSI 

The third annual joint banquet of Chi Chapter 
of Colby and Lambda Chapter of Bowdoin of Zeta 
Psi, was held Tuesday evening, Feb. 20, at the Au- 
gusta House, in Augusta. There were about ninety 
present, besides a large number of alumni from both 
chapters the active members were present en masse. 
The occasion was enlivened by the singing of college 
and fraternity songs. Instrumental music was fur- 
nished by Dennis' Orchestra. 

The post-prandial exercises were brilliant and 
sparkling, the speakers all being thoroughly alive to 
the occasion and helping to make the banquet the 
most successful of the joint banquets held by the 
fraternity. The toastmaster was Lyman A. Cousens, 
of Portland, Bowdoin, '02; and the speakers were: 
Frank G. Farrington, Esq., Augusta, Bowdoin, '94; 
Clyde R. Chapman, Fairfield, Bowdoin, '12 ; Hon. 
Payson Smith, Augusta, Tufts, '97; Walter J. Ride- 
out, Dover, Colby, '12; Prof. William E. Lunt, 
Brunswick, Bowdoin, '04; Harry Kidder, Waterville, 
Colby, '11; Herbert M. Waldron, New Brunswick, 
N J., Rutgers, '93 ; Harry L. Bagley, Boston, Bow- 
doin, '94; and Fred H. Nymeyer, New York City, 
University of Illinois, '11, who is the traveling sec- 
retary of the fraternity. 

The banquet committee was : From the Colby 
Chapter, W. B. Carroll, '13, chairman, John A. Bag- 
nail, '12, and from the Bowdoin Chapter, Richard 
E. Foss, '12, chairman, Carl B. Timberlake, '12, and 
Robert W. Belknap, '13. 



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A COMMUNICATION 

Editor of the Orient: 

Dear Sir : Many of our undergraduate institu- 
tions at Bowdoin have lately received criticism. 
Much of this criticism has been favorable; much has 
been adverse. However, this attitude of the student 
body and alumni, is, it seems, most commendable. 
It is one of the best signs of progress. We can 
never hope to be perfect in any way, nor do we 
care to be. That which is perfect is in a sad state, 
indeed. Yet we can strive for perfection ; we can 
'hitch our waggon to a star" and live on, attaining 
those ends for which Bowdoin is famous. 

That phase of our undergraduate life which, 
judging from the past, we might believe to be well 
cared for, but which at present is in a truly sad con- 
dition, is our social life. By this I do not mean the 
part the fraternities play in this regard; rather the 
social life of the brotherhood as a whole, that of 
Bowdoin. 

Under this category come the College Tea and 
the Junior Assembly. First let us consider the Tea. 
Time after time you will meet an undergraduate 
who has spent from two to four years 'within the 
pale" of the pines, who will smilingly inform you 
that he has "never yet attended one of those 'pump- 
handle' functions." Very often, too, this naive con- 
fession comes from a man who is a leader in col- 
lege activities. O nobilis adolesccns, how brave is 
thy stand! Our Alma Mater is striving to send out 
men fit to move in any circle. At her winter recep- 
tions there is a delightfully wholesome atmosphere 
that can be had nowhere else. Are we justified in 
slighting this, the most gracious and refined privilege 
she offers? 

As for the Junior Assembly, happy as these oc- 
casions are, I believe there is much room for im- 
provement. Perhaps the greatest need here is for 
better decorating. Gaudy dress is never desirable; 
but at the last assembly there were far too tew 
banners, pennants, streamers and pillows in evi- 
dence. The gay college atmosphere was lessened on 
this account. I would also suggest that instead of 
the present vogue whereby fifty or sixty fellows 
must swarm about the caterer's table at intermission 
if they are to get refreshments for their guests and 
themselves, there be at least two peopfe engaged to 
serve. Much unnecessary confusion would be 
avoided in this way. Lastly, in the gallery there is 
room for criticism ; also room for the orchestra. 
Here it has been the custom for those who were not 
dancing to sit lazily about, stare at the dancers, pass 
comment, etc. It seems to me that this is an awk- 
ward sight at such an affair. There is ample oppor- 
tunity for every fellow in college to attend at least 
one of these dances during his college course. For 
the sake of propriety, I think the "gallery gods" 
might well make way for the orchestra, which would 
leave a place for the patronesses on the platform be- 
low. 

These remarks, Mr. Editor, are given in a way 
of friendly suggestion, and I trust will be so re- 
ceived. Soon we will have a new hall in the build- 
ing now under construction. The better we are pre- 
pared to enter the new auditorium, the more en- 
joyment we shall receive from it. Our best is the 
least we can show for Bowdoin. 

Another Senior. 

February 27, 1912. 



V. M. C. A. NOTES 

On Thursday evening March 7, Mr. WilHam I. 
Cole, '81, will speak on "Christianity and Poverty." 
Mr. Cole has been Secretary of the famous South 
End House in Boston since 1894 which gives him the 
power to speak from practical experience on this 
vital topic. 

Two boxes of magazines have been collected by 
the Freshman Religious Committee and sent to the 
Sailors' Haven in Charlestown where they are dis- 
tributed to vessels starting on long cruises. 

Special Lenten Meetings 

During Lent short meetings will be held in the 
Y.INI.C.A. room on Wednesday noons from one to 
half-past one o'clock, led by the following men : 

March 6 President Hyde. 

March 13 Dean Sills. 

March 20 Rev. J. H. Quint. 

March 27 Prof. Mitchell. 



CALENDAR 

Friday, March i 
8.00 Musical Clubs' Concert at Hallowell. 
8,00 Second Bradbury Debate in Memorial Hall. 
Resolved, That the United States should adopt 
a uniform, compulsory workingmen's compen- 
sation act applicable to industrial employments. 

Sunday^ March 3 
10.45 Morning Service in the Church on the Hill, 

conducted by Rev. J. H. Quint. 
5.00 Sunday Chapel, conducted by President Hyde. 

Tuesday, March 5 
8.00 Musical Clubs' Concert at Richmond. 

Thursday, March 7 
7.00 Y. M. C. A. Mr. William I. Cole, South End 
House, Boston, Mass., "Christianity and Pov- 
erty." VI. in the series. 



Colleoe Botes 



Leon Lippincott, '10, was on the campus last 
Sunday. 

A meeting of the Gibbons' Club was held last 
Monday evening. 

On account of illness Prof. Nixon was unable to ' 
meet his classes the first of the week. 

Prof. Alvord had an article in the Brunswick 
Reeo d of Feb, 23, on Good Roads in Maine. 

Prof. Nixon will read a paper before the New 
England Classical Association at its meeting at Yale 
University in April. 

The second monthly meeting of the Ibis was held 
Fridav evening, Feb. 23, at the home of Prof. W. 
E. Lunt on Page Street. The speaker of the evening 
was "Ike" Martin, '03, of Harvard University, who 
spoke on South America and particularly of his trav- 
els there. His talk was followed by a general dis- 
cussion and refreshments were served. 



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Invitations have been extended to the track man- 
agers of the preparatory schools of Maine to send 
teams to the Bowdoin Invitation Meet to be held 
in the spring. 

A prehminary meeting for the purpose of form- 
ing a Democratic Club in Bowdoin College was held 
in the Deutscher Verein room in Hubbard Hall, 
Monday evening. 

The trials for the fencing team are now being 
run off. About 15 men are now out, from whom 
the team will be picked. The first bout will be with 
Harvard, March 8. 

Alan Cole, '14, assistant track manager, will be 
present at a meeting of the executive committee of 
the New England Athletic Association to be held in 
Springfield, Mass., on March 6. 

The board track events of the Indoor Meet will 
be as follows ; 300-yard run, 780-yard run and mile- 
run. There will be no low hurdles. Men out must 
have trained during this week. 

A concert, under the auspices of the Saturday 
Club, was given in the Town Hall, Thursday even- 
ing, bv the Commonwealth Avenue Church Quartet 
of Boston. Among the selections rendered were : 
"In a Persian Garden" and Nonsense Songs. 

The second monthly meeting of the Deutscher 
Verein was held at the Eagle Hotel last Saturday 
evening. Professor Files gave an informal talk on 
European travel illustrated by some wonderfully 
clear stereopticon views from snapshopts he made. 

Andrews, '12, awoke at s o'clock, Monday morn- 
ing, to find the entire couch in his living room on 
fire. He quickly carried the whole thing into the 
hall and dropped it out the window, so no further 
damage was done to the room. The board coverings 
of the steps to the "End," however, were slightly 
burned. 

The Pastime opened last Friday afternoon after 
having been closed since the first of January on ac- 
count of the epidemic of small-pox in town. The 
danger of the disease spreading is now thought to 
be over, only one new case having develooed in 
more than two weeks and the ban on pubhc enter- 
tainments has accordingly been lifted. 

Four Bowdoin graduates, Daniel I. Gould, '03, 
James N. Emery, '05, Stuart O. Symonds, '05, and 
Paul H. Powftrs, '08, were among the ten success- 
ful candidates who passed the examinations for ad- 
mission to the Maine bar, held at Bangor the second 
week of February, and will be admitted to practice 
at the next term of court for their respective 
counties. 

The Western Association of Bowdoin Alumni has 
been organized in Denver, Col., largely through the 
influence of Dr. George F. Libbey, '91, and Paul A. 
Buttrick, '07. The following officers have been 
elected. President, Hon. R. H. Gilmore, '63 ; vice- 
president. Dr. George F. Libbey, '91 ; secretary and 
treasurer, Paul A. Buttrick, '07. On Saturday, Mar. 
2, will be held a dinner of the new Association, at 
which plans for the future will be made. 

President Hyde spoke at the annual meeting of 
the New England Watch and Ward Society, held in 
Old South Church in Boston, Sunday evening. His 
tonic was The Social Evil, and he described six 
methods of treating it : The educational, the social 



in the narrow sense, the sociological, the economic, 
the moral, and the protective. President Hyde gave 
an imoortant place to the educational method, which 
consists of educating the child in matters of sex 
sometime between the ages of 8 and 12. 



RESOLUTIONS 

Hall of Thet.a. Delt.\ Chi. 

On Saturday, February tenth, the Eta Charge 
of Theta Delta Chi lost from its rolls Brother Henry 
Asa Wing of the delegation of 1S80. 

Brother Wing was born in Waterville. and was 
fifty-eight years of age last September. In college 
he was prominent in literary and athletic affairs, 
taking part in the '68 Prize Speaking and being one 
of the six commencement speakers of his class. 

On leaving college Brother Wing studied for the 
bar, but though fitted, never applied for admission. 
His work was journalism, and in that he had a long 
and successful career, having editorial positions on 
the Lcmiston Journal, the Bangor Commercial, the 
Portland Daily Press, the Pittsburg Dispatch, the 
Bangor Daily News, and the Lewiston Daily Sun. 
He was also correspondentt for the Boston Herald, 
and the Portland Express-Advertiser. 

At various times in his career, Brother Wing 
held public positions. He was appointed city mar- 
shal of Lewiston in 1893, in 1902, and in 1904. He 
was on the staff of Governor Powers with the rank 
of colonel, and was appointed private secretary to 
Brother Daniel J. McGillicuddy, though ill health 
prevented his entrance into the duties of this posi- 
tion. 

For many years Brother Wing has been a famil- 
iar figure on the Athletic Field, and he has served 
as an Alumnus Member of the Athletic Council. 

To Mrs. Wing, as well as to the son, brother, 
and two sisters of Brother Wing, the Charge extends 
its sympathy. To us he was a loved and honored 
Brother and we mourn his loss with them. 

Philip P. Cole, 
Philip S. Wood, 
Maurice W. Hamblen, 

For the Charge. 
Brunswick, Maine. 
February twenti'-eghth, nineteen twelve. 



The recent death of Col. Henry A. Wing of the 
Class of 1880 has removed from the membership of 
the Bowdoin Athletic Council one of its most highly 
esteemed and valued members. While an under- 
graduate. Col. Wing took an active interest in ath- 
letics and has for years been connected with the 
Athletic Executive of the College. 

Being one of Maine's best known newspaper men 
he was intimately acquainted with the athletics of 
the State, in which he took the greatest interest. 

In his death Bowdoin loses a highly honored and 
loyal Alumnus, and the Council a worker whose 
advice and presence will be greatly missed. In be- 



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half of the Council we extend our sincere sympathy 
to his family and express our deepest appreciation 
for his work. 

T. E. Emery, 
Philip S. Wood, 

For the Council. 



Hluinni E)epartment 



'89. — Emerson L. Adams, since 1905 the 
efficient and successful superintendent of 
schools at Lincoln, R. I., has been elected to 
a similar position at Central Falls, R. I., a 
much larger and a more important field. Mr. 
Adams is spoken of by the Pawtucket Times 
as "one of the most noted schoolmen in North- 
ern Rhode Island." 

'91 — Lewis A. Burleigh has entered the 
firm of Burleigh and Flynt, publishers of the 
Kennebec Journal, Augusta, Maine, he having 
purchased a quarter interest in the business. 
Mr. Burleigh was admitted to the b.ar in 1894, 
and at once entered into a paiturcrship with 
Joseph Williamson. In severing his connec- 
tion with the law firm of Williamson, Burleigh 
and McLean, and relinquishing the active 
practice of law, Mr. Burleigh is entering a 
field with which he is not unfamiliar, his 
father and brother having been members of 
the firm for many years. 

'95. — H. E. Holmes, Esq., has been ap- 
pointed state librarian of Maine. 

'96 — John Clair Minot, an editor of the 
Youth's Companion, and Miss Marion Bow- 
man of Augusta, Me., were married Wednes- 
day evening, Feb. 21, in the presence of about 
50 guests at the home of the bride's uncle and 
aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Julius Akeroyd, loio 
Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Reverend 
John C. Hall of the Medfield Congregational 
Church, officiating. 

The bride was given in marriage by her 
uncle. Her matron of honor was her sister, 
Mrs. Harold B. Warde of Medfield. The best 



man was Harlan M. Bisbee of Exeter, N. H. M 
After the reception, the couple left for a trip 
South. They will reside at 83 Pickney St., 
Boston. 

Mr. Minot has been with the Youth's Com- 
panion since 1909, he having been with the 
Kennebec Journal previous to 1909. 

'01. — Judge Clarence Hale of the United 
States District Court, has appointed George 
C. Wheeler, a Portland Attorney-at-law, as 
referee in bankruptcy for Cumberland and 
York counties. Mr. Wheeler was admitted to 
the bar in September, 1904, in Franklin county 
and for one year practiced law in the office of 
Hon. Joseph C. Holman of Farmington, but 
for the past year has been located in Portland, 
having for a time been in the office of Albert 
S. Woodman and subsequently by himself. In 
politics, Mr. Wheeler is a republican and for 
the past year he has been a member of the 
common council from ward 6 and at the recent 
election was re-elected for another term. 

'02. — Mr. Harvey Dow Gibson of New 
York, has recently been elected assistant to the 
president of the Liberty National Bank in New 
York city. Before entering upon his new 
duties, Mr. and Mrs. Gibson will spend a 
month in Europe. 

'10 — William E. Atwood has purchased an 
interest in the A. H. Scott corporation, custom 
shirt manufacturers at 273 Middle St., Port- 
land. Before entering this field, Mr. Atwood 
was engaged in the manufacture of paper 
boxes at Auburn, Me., where he held the posi- 
tion of sales manager for H. Wesley Hutchins 
Company. 

Chandler's Military Band and Orchestra 

First-class music furnished for all occasions. Combina- 
tion Band and Orchestra for School and College 
work can be furnished in any number of pieces from ten 
to thirty. Small Orchestra for Receptions, Teas, and 
Dancing Parties a specialty. For terms apply to 

C. M. BROOKS, Agent, Portland, Maine Tel. 3747-1 

Medical School of Maine 

BOWDOIN COLLEGE 

.^DDisoN S Thayer, Dean 

10 Deering Street, Portland, Maine 



BOWDOIN ORIENT 



VOL. XLl 



BRUNSWICK, MAINE, MARCH 8, 1912 



NO. 28 



THE BRADBURY DEBATES 

The Bradbury Debating contest closed with 
the debate Friday evening, Feb. 28, when the 
affirmative team, composed of Burleigh C. Ro- 
dick, '12, Richard E. Simpson, '14, and Mer- 
ton W. Greene, '13, was given the decision 
over the negative team, composed of Elwyn C. 
Gage, "14, Waher F. Eberhardt, '13, and 
William R. Spinney, '12. The first prize was 
also awarded to the affirmative team, while the 
second prize was awarded to the winners of 
Wednesday night's debate, Fred D. Wish, Jr., 
'13, Herbert E. Locke, '12, and Paul H. Doug- 
las, '13, who supported the affirmative agamsi 
James A. Norton, '13, Paul H. Emery, '13, 
and Earle F. Maloney, '12. From the four 
teams which debated six men and two alter- 
nates were chosen to represent Bowdoin in the 
Triangular Debating League. These men are : 
P. H. Douglas, '13; E. C. Gage, '14; M. W. 
Greene, '13; E. F. Maloney, '12; B. C. Rodick, 
'12; F. D. Wish, Jr., '13; with J. A. Norton, 
'13, and W. R. Spinney, '12, as alternates. 

Prof. Wm. Hawley Davis presided over 
the debates and the judges were President 
Wm. DeWitt Hyde, Prof. Warren B. Catlin, 
Principal Herbert E. Cole of Morse High 
School, Lieut. Marston Niles of Topsham, and 
Samuel L. Forsaith of Brunswick. 

Two-thirds of the prize, which amounts to 
sixty dollars, will be awarded as the first prize, 
and the remaining one-third as the second 
prize. 

One team will debate against New York 
: University at New York and support the neg- 
ative of the proposition; the other team will 
support the affirmative against Wesleyan at 
Brunswick, March 28. 



CLASSICAL CLUB MEETING 

The Classical Qub held a meeting, Tues- 
day evening, March 5, at the Theta Delta Chi 
House. Dean Sills and Robert D. Cole, '12, 
spoke on "Latin Lyrics of the Middle Ages," 
and a general discussion of the subject by the 
members of the club followed. Refreshments 
of ice-cream, cake, and coffee were served. 



MASS MEETING 

Thursday, March 14, at 7 o'clock there will 
be a meeting in the Y. M. C. A. room to dis- 
cuss questions of interest to the whole student 
body. What can be done to improve our un- 
dergraduate life? The following speakers will 
have something to say about it which will be 
worth hearing: L. G. Means, '12, W. A. Mac- 
Cormick, '12, C. R. Crowell, '13, and P. H. 
Douglas, '13. 



MUSICAL CLUB TRIP 

The musical clubs returned Friday night 
from one of the most successful Maine trips 
that Bowdoin clubs have ever taken. Five 
concerts were given altogether, at Bangor, 
Oldtown, Fairfield, Skowhegan, and Hallo- 
well. Everywhere the crowds were large and 
very appreciative, the largest being at Bangor, 
where about six hundred people attended the 
concert. The work of both clubs was excel- 
lent. The work of the soloists, Newell, '12, 
Tibbetts, '12, and Mason, '14, was warmly re- 
ceived everywhere. "Artie" Welch became 
just as popular with the audiences encoun- 
tered on the trip as he is with Bowdoin audi- 
ences, and that is saying a good deal. The 
"Pall Mall Quartette," which sang a little 
verse about the home industry of each town, 
took the crowds by storm everywhere. "Hod" 
Barton's clog dance in one of the mandolin 
club selections was one of the features of tiie 
program. Both of the clubs, and the soloists 
as well, were obliged to respond to encores at 
every concert. 



ALPHA DELTA PHI CONVENTION 

The national convention of Alpha Delta 
Phi fraternity was held in Springfield, Mass., 
on Feb. 21, 22, and 23, with headquarters at 
Hotel Kimball. The occasion was opened on 
Wednesday night, Feb. 21, by a smoker and 
reception. A dinner was given on the follow- 
ing night at the Springfield Country Club to 
the delegates and visitors, after which they at- 
tended the theatre in a body to see "The Fol- 



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lies of 191 1." On Friday morning the dele- 
gates went to Amherst where a buffet lunch 
was served them at the Amherst chapter house 
and in the evening the annual banquet was 
held at Hotel Kimball. The Bowdoin chapter 
was represented by C. O. Bailey, Jr., '12, and 
E. L. Morss, '12, as delegates and also by H. 
C. L. Ashey, '12, C. R. Bull, '13, and Curtis 
Tuttle, '13. 



SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED 

By the annual award of scholarships, one 
hundred and twenty-two of the undergrad- 
uates received scholarships, aggregating $9,- 
398.17 and varying in size from $45 to $200. 
Fourteen scholarships were reserved to be 
assigned later to applicants whose rank in the 
second semester may be sufficient to warrant 
it. The number and size of the several schol- 
arships awarded is as follows : One, $200 ; five, 
$112.50; one, $106.67; one, $105; seventeen, 
$100; fourteen, $90; forty-seven, $75; one, 
$70; one, $67.50; one, $62.50; two, $60; 
twelve, $50; and nineteen, $45. 



DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETING 

The Democratic Club of Bowdoin CoHege 
held a meeting in the debating room in Hub- 
bard Hall on Monday evening. Alfred H. 
Sweet, '13, presided. A constitution was read 
and adopted. Dean Sills then gave a brief talk 
on the presidential situation this year. Offi- 
cers were elected as follows : President, Fred- 
erick S. Wiggin, '13, of Thomaston; Secre- 
tary, Alfred H. Sweet, '13, of Portland; 
Treasurer, Fred D. Wish, '13, of Portland. 
The above, together with Chester G. Abbott, 
'13, and Francis X. Callahan, '14, are to serve 
as an executive committee. 



1914 ELECTION 

A meeting of the Sophomore Class was 
held Wednesday noon, for the election of 
squad leader and pianist. The men eligible 
for squad leader were : Francis T. Garland of 
Bangor, Frank R. Loeffler of Lisbon Falls, and 
Arthur L. Pratt of Bath. 



1915 CLASS MEETING 

The class of 191 5 held a meeting, Wednes- 
day, Feb. 28, and elected Gordon P. Floyd of 
Deering, leader of the Indian Club squad, and 
George A. McWilliams of Bangor, class pian- 
ist. 



PRESIDENT HYDE ON THE COLLEGE 

The following article concerning colleges 
in genera! and Bowdoin in particular was 
written by President Hyde for the Nezv York 
Sunday Times of Feb. 4, 1912. It is full of 
interesting facts for every Bowdoin man and 
is printed here as it was first published. 

Colleges don't grow of themselves; they are 
made; or rather they are always in the making; for 
nothing deteriorates so fast as a college that is left 
to stand still. 

For illustration of how a college is made I shall 
take the one I know best; not that it is better than 
others which are being made on similar lines ; but 
because to name others might seem invidious to 
those not named ; and also because some of these 
better colleges are located near great centres of pop- 
ulation, and if it were known how good they are 
they might become overcrowded and spoiled. For the 
difficulty of making a first-rate college as distinct 
from a university, increases as the square of the 
number of students after that number passes four 
hundred. Bowdoin, however, is still a little inside 
the danger line, and its location in a corner of the 
country is sufficient protection against sudden inva- 
sion, even if the secrets of its making are disclosed. 

Many persons think that money is the making 
of a college, and that money raising is the Presi- 
dent's chief problem. Far from it. Money is not 
the essential thing; and raising money for an honest 
college is nowadays the easiest thing in the world. 
Bowdoin College, for instance, has received a mil- 
lion and a half dollars in the past twenty years, yet 
it has very few wealthy alumni ; and no one has 
spent in its behalf as many as twenty days in all 
these twenty years, on the road in solicitation. This 
average of seventy-five thousand dollars a year has 
come from interested alumni and friends, and from 
public benefactors hke Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Fayer- 
vveather, Mr. Carnegie, and Mr. Rockefeller's Gen- 
eral Education Board, who looked into its educa- 
tional and financial management and found it sound. 

Neither do buildings make a college. Bowdoin 
College in this same period has received buildings 
costing half a million, and has another hundred- 
thousand-dollar building in process of erection. But 
all of these, e.xcept the last, came without solicita- 
tion. 

Neither do numbers make a college. They, too, 
are easily secured by lowered standards of admission 
and retention, and by scholarships promised in ad- 
vance of evidence of the scholarly achievement they 
profess to represent. That policy will unmake a 
college faster than any other : and every boy who 
wants an education, as distinct from merely going 
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easy admission and retention, or any special induce- 
ment, confesses that numbers rather than education 
is its end and aim. 

If neither money nor buildings or number of stu- 
dents make a college, what does? Great teachers are 
at the same time great men. To find them is not easy. 
When President Tucker was making Dartmouth, I 
happened to say to him that I was looking for a 
professor. He replied : "Out of fifty men you hear 
of, there will not be more than two whom you would 
take on any terms." After one has weeded out the 
legion of mere research men who are utterly useless 
in a college — the men who are not teachers and the 
teachers who are not men — he is lucky to find even 
4 per cent, remaining. It is usually a matter of three 
months' search to pick out a single good instructor 
— much harder work than to pick up the endowment 
for his salary. When one who is making a college 
finds a man who knows both his subject and his stu- 
dents' minds, and has a passion for bringing the 
two together, he will, if wise, offer him considerably 
more than the average institution is paying for that 
grade of instructor. For instance, last year Bow- 
doin College paid $2,000 for a man with only two 
years' experience in teaching, and $1,800 for an- 
other with only one year's experience and no de- 
gree beyond that of A.M. Both men were wanted 
by both Faculty and students in the institutions 
where they had achieved marked success, but real or 
supposed justice to other men of the same grade 
made it impossible for these institutions to promote 
them as rapidly as they really deserved, and sub- 
stantial increase of salary, with the title of Professor 
in one case and Assistant Professor in the other, 
secured them. Of course, we could have filled these 
places with instructors of equal or nearly equal 
training and teaching experience for ten or twelve 
hundred dollars apiece. But the difference between 
a first-rate and a fourth-rate teacher, between a man 
whose success is certain and one whose success is 
doubtful, is so great immediately, and so enormous 
if extended throughout a period of j^ears, that it does 
not much matter whether you pay a young man in 
his first few years one thousand or two thousand 
dollars, if you get a man who is a real teacher. The 
rule is to consider no man whose intellectual and 
personal success is not absolutely sure — and then 
to pay the right man whatever is necessary to secure 
him. 



A BOWDOIN BUREAU 

On February 24th Edward O. Achorn, Esq., '8l, 
gave an informal dinner to a small group of Bowdoin 
men at his home in Jamaica Plain. The discussion 
of the evening centered around the question ''What 
can Bowdoin men of Boston do to further their own 
interests, one with another, and the interests of the 
College?" 

As a result of the discussion it was decided to 
start a Bowdoin Bureau which, for the present, will 
be located a 120 Boylston St., with Geo. C. Puring- 
ton. '04, as manager. 

The purpose of the Bureau may be summed up in 
its motto, "We work for Bowdoin and for Bowdoin 
men." While the details have not been worked out, 
it may be said that the Bureau will have a perma- 
nent addressing list of the graduates around Boston, 



which will always be at the disposal of any of the 
alumni who may wish to look up a man. It will en- 
deavor to keep those men who are unable to attend 
Bowdoin gatherings informed of the proceedings ; it 
will also send around reminders when any Bowdoin 
teams or the musical clubs are coming to Boston, 
and in general will keep the alumni informed oi dll 
things of interest. 

Another function of the Bureau will be to look 
after newly graduated alumni and endeavor to see 
as many of them as possible placed in good positions 
in Boston. Finally, a systematic and thorough cam- 
paign will be inaugurated to send some of the best 
material in Massachusetts to Bowdoin College. Fur- 
ther details of the work will be published from time 
to time in the Orient. 

The Bureau is most eager to receive suggestions 
and information from any and every source. Any 
such should be addressed to Bowdoin Bureau, Room 
51S, 120 Boylston St., Boston, Mass. 



THE JANUARY QUILL 



The grace and merit of the opening number of 
this Quill, the Sonnet "To H. L. C," get their surest 
approbation from the reader's instantly aroused 
sympathy with the writer's mood and his answering 
admiration for the writer's subject. There is an in- 
trinsic beauty in such a tribute from pupil to teacher 
that puts it far above the touch of commentary. So 
far as form is concerned, the first half of the sonnet 
seems especially suited in simple directness to such 
deep-felt and spontaneous praise. There is, how- 
ever, a certain unsatisfactoriness about the vague 
line "And on that soul how glows the word com- 
plete !" and the line "enshrined within the secret 
place of tears," both in meaning and in relation to 
the rest. 

The essay on Byron's dramatic work is a very 
able and suggestive excursion (albeit somewhat dif- 
fuse) into a neglected field of literature, the "closet" 
drama, which includes so much good poetry and so 
many poor plays. This essay is a good example of 
what might be called the higher criticism in literary 
analysis. For with no more rehearsing of the con- 
tents of the plays considered, it shows the critic's 
reaction upon them ; it creates in turn an atmos- 
phere which splendidly reflects Byron's own. The 
language of our essayist in describing scenes and 
character is indicative of an absorption of that 
Byronic spirit which was at once wild, sweeping, 
masterful, gloomy, melodious. The writer meets with 
two of his standards for judging Byron's drama; he 
is rather casual and a bit arbitrary — in settling the 
third, the "f