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NO. I 


In the Bowdoin-Hamilton debate held in Me- 
morial Hall on Thursday, March 25, Bowdoin 
was declared the winner by a two to one vote of 
the judg'es. The negative side of the question, 
"Resolved, that the naval strength of the United 
States should be materially increased," was up- 
held by the Bowdoin team, consisting of George 
W. Bacon '15, Francis P. McKenney '15, George 
H. Talbot '15, with Hayward T. Parsons 'i5, al- 
ternate. The Hamilton team was made up of 
John H. Gardner '16, Ernest S. Griffith '17, 
Charles McSouth, Jr. '16, with John Boyce '17 as 
alternate. McSouth was unable to take part, 
Boyce speaking in his place. 

The affirmative argued that because of interna- 
tional relations in the Pacific, that is, complica- 
tions that might arise with Japan, because of the 
risk of conflict with European nations on account 
of the Monroe Doctrine, and because of the weak- 
ness of our navy, it was imperative that the 
United States navy should be materially in- 
creased. On the other hand the negative stated 
that war was unlikely, that our navy is strong and 
adequate in its present state, and that it would be 
inconsistent for our country, which will probably 
be the leader in any peace movement after the 
present war, to increase her armament. Each 
side showed a thorough knowledge of the subject 
and facts. 

President Hyde presided. The judges were 
Mr. Frank W. Cushwa of Exeter, N. H.; Profes- 
sor Windsor P. Daggett of Orono, and Rev. Ash- 
ley D. Leavitt of Portland. Music was furnished 
by the Freshman orchestra. 


While the negative side was winning at home, 
the Bowdoin team supporting the affirmative was 
defeated by the Wesleyan team at Middletown, 
Conn. The decision of the judges was unani- 
mous. The men who represented Bowdoin were 
A. C. Kinsey '16, E. C. Moran '17, A. B. Chap- 
man '17, with W. J. Tackaberry '15 as alternate. 

The Wesleyan team consisted of C. D. Sapp, 
E. E. H. Martin, H. R. Willoughby, with Mans- 
field Freeman, alternate. 

The judges were Ex-Gov. Henry Roberts and 

Col. C. H. Burpee of Hartford, and Alfred H. 
Campbell of Springfield. 

Hamilton, supporting the negative, won over 
Wesleyan at Clinton, N. Y. Thus the negative 
side was victorious in each of the three debates, 
each of the three colleges winning a debate and 
losing one. 


March 24 in Memorial Hall, Dr. Hamilton 
Holt, editor of the Independent, lectured upon 
"The Federation of the World." 

Dr. Holt introduced his remarks by a quota- 
tion from Ex-President Roosevelt's inaugural : 
"What I want is a Senate that will give me arbi- 
tration treaties and a House of Representatives 
that will give me battleships." He went on to 
say that this statement was not paradoxical, but 
nothing more than an expression of the public 
sentiment of the present, which holds the mis- 
guided belief that armament must be held ready 
as a final means of arbitrament if peaceful arbi- 
tration fails. Very clearly Dr. Holt then showed 
the impossibility of armed peace and the fallacy 
of the belief that armament is a prevention of 

The speaker dealt briefly with the four com- 
mon indictments, as he called them, of war ; four 
reasons why armament for the United States is 
inadvisable, (i) The magnitude of the enginery 
of war, terrorizing men from fighting; (2) the 
friendship between our nation and other nations ; 
(3) the uncertainty ot what new developments 
this war will bring forth ; (4) the fact that the 
United States should have an important part in 
establishing peace. He showed that these argu- 
ments are valid only in part.. The real grounds 
for restraining ourselves from present armament, 
are threefold : the moral argumer.t, the biological 
argument, and the economic argument. 

He stated that it is the duty of the United 
States as greatest neutral power at the pres- 
ent day, to forward the cause of peace by abstain- 
ing from armament. In closing, he offered the 
federation plan for the nations, drawing as strik- 
ing analogy betwee.i the original federation of 
the United States and the proposed federation of 
the nations, showing how each is to be based, not 


on the principle of home rule but on that of sac- 
rifice. In closing he re-emphasized the responsi- 
bility of the United States in the matter, and 
prophesied the approaching development of the 
International Federation. 


The local chapters of Delta Kappa Epsilon and 
Psi Upsilon held a joint dance in the Deke 
house on Thurs. evening, March 25. The pa- 
tronesses were: Mrs. W. B. Mitchell, Mrs. A. O. 
Gross and Mrs. R. K. .Eaton, of Brunswick. 

Among the guests were the Misses Muriel 
'Stevens of West Roxbury, Mass., Mary Manning 
and Helen Smith of Swampscott, Mass., Rose 
Daniels of Brookline, Mass., Marie Fogg of 
Westbrook, Irene Jackson of Waterville, Dor- 
rice Robinson of Bangor, Margaret Starbird, 
Marion Starbird, Esther Sayward, Catherine 
Webb, Janet Marriner, Ruth Morrill, Alberta 
Robinson, Beatrice Palmer, Elizabeth Hobbs of 
Portland, Ellen Baxter and Isabel Palmer of 
Brunswick, Pauline Hatch of Bath. 

The committee in charge of the dance was 
composed of Eastman '15, MacDonald '15 and 
Fuller '16. Arlington's Orchestra of Portland 
furnished music for an order of 18 dances. 


The Delta Upsilon dance was held at the chap- 
ter house Thursday evening, March 25. 

The decorations were in old gold and blue, the 
fraternity colors. 

Stetson's orchestra furnished music for 20 
dances. The patronesses were Mrs. William 
Hawley Davis, Mrs. Belle S. Knowlton and Mrs. 
Joseph S. Stetson. The committee in charge was 
MacCormick '15, Pettingill '16, Pirnie '18. 

Among the guests were: Misses Evel)n Swett, 
Clare Ridley, Marguerite Hutchins, Sarah Bax- 
ter, Marjorie Strout and Isabel Pollard of Bruns- 
wick ; Misses Ella Rankin and Elizabeth Hall and 
Fidelia Woodbury of Portland; Misses Miriam 
Kimball and Bernice Oliver of Bath; Miss Ruth 
Hooper of Lewiston ; Misses Mary Bell and Mar- 
ion Morse of Auburn; Miss Flora Norton of 
Kingfield ; Misses Jessie Merrill and Maude Mer- 
rill of Freeport. 

During Professor Brown's leave of absence his 
work will be carried on by Mr. Francis Asbury 
Waterhouse of Waltham, Mass. Mr. Waterhouse 
graduated from Harvard in 1905, receiving the 
A.B. degree, and in 1906 an A. M. degree. 
For two years he taught in the Volkmann 

School, Boston. In 1910 he became instructor in 
the romance languages at Dartmouth, continuing 
in this position until 1913 when he became 
French instructor at the University of Pennsyl- 
vania. He remained at Penn but a short time 
being forced by illness to resign. 


April 21 has been chosen as the date of the big 
festivities of the Spring Rally when speeches, 
vaudeville and "eats" will a-ppear as headliners. 
The rally immediately precedes the ball game with 
Trinity and the dual meet with Bates and is in- 
tended to start off the spring activities in base- 
ball, tennis and track. The committee in charge 
are making plans by which the event will be un- 
usually good. It is hoped that "Dave" Campbell, 
the newly elected football coach, will make his 
initial appearance before the students as a 
speaker. Contrary to the usual custom, souvenirs 
will be done away with, and especial stress will 
be made upon the quality and abundance of re- 
freshments. Live wires for speakers and a rous- 
ing good vaudeville show similar to the one given 
recently at the time of the interscholastic meet 
will combine to entertain. The College Band will 
feature "Bowdoin Beata," "Phi Chi" and other 
Bowdoin songs. The committee handling the big 
time consists of Mc Williams '15, Eaton '15 and 
Elwell '15. 


This is a very serious, almost a sombre Quill, 
appropriate no doubt to the season but not at all 
responsive to the advice of recent reviewers. The 
present reviewer is moved to think that the con- 
tributors would soon see and express the brighter 
and more buoyant phases of life if they would 
cultivate some intimacy with old Schopenhauer 
and his pessimism. 

Appearing the day after Dr. Holt's admirable 
address on the attainment of world peace, the 
Quill very properly opens with a well-constructed 
and technically correct peace-poem — the content 
of which, however, is merely a pious plea for the 
immediate restoration of peace in Europe. That 
the poet is unable to exhibit any real sense of the 
awful fierceness, the intensity of the emotions in- 
volved in this war is not at all surprising, for who 
of us in America does not know that these things 
are beyond every effort of the imagination? 

To comment finally on the first instalment only 
of "Hugh Kneller," a serial, which apparently is 
to run through three numbers at least, would be 
unwise. We have here a philosopher, Hugh 
Kneller, Ph.D. He has been successful in his 


profession, but has met no girls who have been 
able to interest him. "So he had ruled them out 
■of his scheme of the cosmos." " 'A man cannot 
do his best work and carry a woman too,' he had 
long ago formulated as his rule of conduct." This 
sounds like a descent from the philosopher to the 
mere doctor of philosophy — but the reviewer re- 
frains from a final judgment. Apparently Dr. 
Kneller has now met his fate and one fancies we 
are to have in later instalments the story of his 
surrender, but who can tell what surprises and 
turns of fortune the author has in store? 

"Nature's Voices" is a short poem by one who 
has discovered the pathetic fallacy and gives it 

)- a fit illustration. 
Perhaps the most notable contribution to this 
number of the Quill is the gruesome monologue 
of the dying moments of a New York gangster, 
who had become a drug-fiend. Imagining him- 
self already a "stiff," he notes with introspective 
interest the sensations of his new estate. The 
impression on the reader is direct and vivid, and 
the management of the gangster's argot is excel- 

The poem to "The Portland Organ," written 
with the formal limitations of a difficult type of 
sonnet, lacks, however, the concentration which 
is one of the distinctive elements of the sonnet. 
The lines individually have received careful treat- 
ment, but the wandering of the thought from the 
real theme leads to the disquieting seventh line— 
■'a coin from out my coat effects the trade" — • 
which surely is not altogether at home here. 

The one essay in this Quill is an indictment of 
unambitious "Mediocrity," and the treatment is 
stern indeed. It is not, however, precisely medi- 
ocrity itself, but mediocrity as an ideal that the 
writer very justly condemns. The writer would 
no doubt admit that considerably over ninety- 
nine per cent, of us are bound by nature to be and 
remain mediocrities. But it is startling to note 
that he finds so many for whom mediocrity is the 
ideal of life. And he finds them all hypocrites. 
It is always a satisfaction to discover and formu- 
late simple causes for complex effects but one 
must feel that the pursuit of a false ideal is asso- 
ciated as often with plain ignorance as with hy- 
pocrisy. Not only the cause of this unworthy ac- 
ceptance of mediocrity but also its remedy is of- 
fered, and this is the adoption of a rationalized 
system of specialization. Discover your one 
great talent and make the most of it ; at the same 
time exercise your minor talents in strict modera- 
tion. If we could only feel sure that every one 
had a major talent! There are pessimists who 
believe that the possession of a marked talent for 

a particular activity is rare. 

"Mediocrity" is fittingly followed by Mr. Rob- 
inson's "John Jarvis," a sonnet the excellent 
workmanship of which stands in grim contrast 
with the sad failures of John. For of John the 
poet can only say in neat modern form that 
"nothing in his life became him like the leaving 

The Exchange-Editor has conscientiously ex- 
amined and graded his material, and despite cer- 
tain mannerisms of style and some carelessness 
he leaves the reader in no doubt where the good 
undergraduate writing is being done. 

The reviewer is inclined to think that, although 
this is not a notable number of the Quill, it is 
quite up to the average. The necessity of using 
so fine and delicate an instrument as the English 
language before one has had the years of con- 
stant and careful practice, which alone can give 
freedom and precision in its manipulation, must 
inevitably restrict the possibilities of undergrad- 
uate writing. But one would like to see even at 
this stage a certain tightening of the grip on this 
instrument, more of an effort to avoid the occa- 
sional looseness of thought and expression. 

— R. J. H. 


The following resolution was passed by the 
Student Council at its last meeting: 

Believing that "cribbing" and dishonest class- 
room work are injurious to the man who does it, 
unjust to the men who work with him, and detri- 
mental to the aims and ideals of the College as a 
whole; and believing that such dishonest work is 
being practiced here by some men to an extent 
which demands immediate and thorough atten- 
tion from the student body, the Student Council 
hereby expresses its heartiest condemnation of 
the acts of those who seek to get high marks or 
merely to "get by" through dishonest methods and 
calls on the student body to take every step pos- 
sible toward stopping such practices. 


By reason of vacation, active track work was 
suspended until the present week. The squad has 
kept in training, however, at the advice of Coach 
Magee, to be in good condition for the strenuous 
season now approaching. Manager Chase has a 
dual meet scheduled with Bates at Brunswick on 
April 24. Consequently, in preparation for this 
event, work will begin on the campus this after- 
noon, and will continue until the track at Whit- 
tier Field is in suitable condition. 



Published everv Tuesday of the Collegiate year by 
The Bowdoik Publishing Company 
IN THE Interests of the Students of 



DwiGHT H. Sayward, 1916, 
Rogers M. Crehore, 1917, 
J. Glenwood Winter, 1916, 


Managing Editor 

Alumni Editor 


Bela W. Norton, 1918, The Other Colleges 

Whitney Coombs, 1918, With The Faculty 

Robert G. Albion, 1918, On The Campus 

Edward C. Hawes, 1916 
William S. Cormack, 1917 
Donald W. Philbrick, 1917 
Frank E. Noyes, 1917 
Franklin D. MacCokmick, 1918 

Contributions are requested from all undergraduates 
alumni and faculty. No anonymous contributions can 
be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions should be 
addressed to the Business Manager of the Bowdoin Pub- 
lishing Co. Subscriptions, JS2.00 per year, in advance. 
Single copies, 10 cents. 


Herbert H. Foster, 1916, 
Percy F. Crane, 1917, 
Clarence H. Crosby, 1917, 

Business Manager 
Assistant Manager 
Assistant Manager 

Entered at PosfOffic 

nek as Second-Class Mail Matter 

Vol. XLV. 

APRIL 6, 1915 


The New Orient 

The change in the editorial board of the Orient 
does not mean a change in policy. The Orient 
will continue to be the medium of expression of 
undergraduate opinion and its columns will be 
open to reasonable communications from all who 
are interested in the College. The aim of the 
Orient will be not to criticise radically or to 
shout for reform in a spirit of militant journal- 
ism, but to criticise helpfully, to suggest, and to 
serve. We shall stand for what we think are the 
best interests of the College, and shall oppose any 
movement which we think detrimental to those 
interests just as we shall favor any movements 
which advance them. We reserve the right to 
refuse matter which might be of decided news 
value if the greatest good of the College demands 

their refusal, but in our discussion of a question 
we shall state the arguments of our opponents as 
frankly as we state our own. For our immediate 
predecessors, Mr. Leigh and Mr. MacCormick, 
we have only praise, and we shall follow, as far 
as possible, in the lines which they have mapped 

For another year, at least, the Orient will be 
published in its old form, pending further investi- 
gation of the advantages and disadvantages of 
both the proposed newspa4)er form and the pres- 
ent magazine form. We shall be glad to hear our 
readers' opinions on the subject. 

The Student Council Resolution 

In another column is published a resolution of 
the Student Council regarding dishonest class- 
room work. We find it hard to believe that a 
large percentage of Bowdon undergraduates em- 
ploy unfair methods in the pursuance of their 
class-room duties, and while we do not propose 
to discuss either the moral or practical aspects of 
dishonesty in courses we do join with the Student 
Council in expressing condemnation of cribbing 
and those who practice it. 

Inter Fraternity Baseball 

The news that the Student Council has taken 
steps for the organization of a fraternity base- 
ball league is welcome. Too often we meet criti- 
cism that only varsity men are given opportunity 
to take part in athletics. While varsity men are 
undoubtedly given greater opportunity — for the 
very reasons that make them varsity material — 
we have intra-mural games which include every- 
body who has the inclination and any measure of 
ability. The interfraternity baseball league ranks 
first among these. An early start and a finish be- 
fore Ivy week will insure the success of the 

In this connection the further increase of intra- 
mural athletics might be suggested. Interfratern- 
ity or interdormitory track meets in the winter 
and spring could be added without interference 
with any existing form of games, and we suggest 
their serious consideration. 

Going Out for Track 

With the first dual meet less than three weeks 
away the track team is faced with the problem of 
early development. While Bowdoin has far 
brighter prospects in track than she has been able 
to boast for a number of years, hard and faithful 
work by every member of the squad is necessary 
for their fulfillment. 


We all remember the dual meet with M. I. T. 
last year when Bowdoin's inexperienced team, 
handicapped by unfavorable weather and conse- 
quent poor condition was badly defeated. This 
year the same handicaps are with us and it will 
take persistent effort to overcome them. Every 
man with any track ability should report for first 
practice this afternoon. 


The following- officers have been elected by the 
Y. M. C. A. for the ensuing year : 

President, Foster 'i6. 

Vice-President, Winter 'l6. 

Corresponding Secretary, McConaughy '17. 

Treasurer, Crosby '17. 

Recording Secretary, Norton '18. 

Alumni Advisory Committee, Dean Sills '01, 
for two years ; W. A. MacCormick '12, for one 

Ci)e f>tt)et Colleges 

Abolition of intercollegiate athletics in the 
State of Washington is proposed in a bill intro- 
duced in the state legislature by an eastern Wash- 
ington Senator. The bill has been declared by 
college dailies as, a "cheap scheme to gain pub- 
licity." Questions are asked why intercollegiate 
debate and oratory should not be regarded in the 
same light as athletics. 

Penn State is making an effort to organize a 
.^ student fire department. The necessary equip- 
^ ment for this work has been purchased. Here- 
after the members of the department will do the 
fire fighting, instead of having the confusion of 
the entire student body, as has been the custom. 

The Dartmouth Alumni Magazine for March 
says : "Altogether the freshman record is looked 
upon by the dean's office as very satisfactory. 
And the moral of that is, hats off to the fra- 
ternities. Comparative records of fraternity and 
non-fraternity standing are not yet prepared. 
Whatever they show, the fact remains that fra- 
ternities have done well by their novitiates." 

Almost a score of Stanford University stu- 
dents who recently spent a night tied to trees in 
the hills back of the University of California, 
were released at dawn when truce was declared 
between warring youth of the rival colleges. The 
Stanford students were captured when they at- 
tacked a big concrete letter "C" on the hill over- 
looking the state university, cut the power wires 
that illuminated it and gave battle when attacked 
by a guard of Berkeley men. 

Queen's University at Kingston, Ontario, re- 

cently held a convocation in honor of its under- 
graduates who will leave for the war in the next 
Canadian contingents. All seniors were given 
their degrees and all other classes an additional 
year's rank. Fifty students were so honored. 

The new Yale boathouse at Gales Ferry, which 
is now practically completed and ready for use, 
has an equipment superior to that or any other 
collegiate crew training quarters in America. In 
place of the old building which stood on the same 
site and furnished merely a covering for the 
shells, the crew now has a house which not only 
has up-to-date equipment for handling shells and 
oars, but also provides quarters for twenty-five 
men, besides toilet, bathing and dressing facil- 
ities for the entire crew squad. 

The Senior Class Endowment Fund of the 
University of Pennsylvania class of 1915 has; 
been awarded to the Massachusetts Mutual Life 
Insurance Company, which insured the whole 
graduating class last year at Williams. Each 
member of the class can pledge himself to sub- 
scribe as much as he feels able. The policies are 
for $1,000, $500, and $250, the premiums on 
which average yearly $49.92, $23.96, and $11.98, 
respectively. The fund comes due in twenty 
years, and, as many have pledged, it is hoped to 
raise $50,000. The money will be used to erect a 
memorial in the form of a new dormitory, base- 
ball cage or something the university needs. 

Princeton faces the most pretentious rowing 
schedule of its history. They race Annapolis 
over the Seven River course, compete against Co- 
lumbia and Pennsylvania for the Childs Cup on 
Lake Carnegie and hold a triangular regatta with 
Cornell and Yale on May isth. The junior boat 
will compete at the American Henley at Phila- 

The faculty of Bates College has given its 
consent for an application to be made to the Na- 
tional Council of Delta Sigma Rho for the estab- 
lishment of a chapter in their college. Delta 
Sigma Rho, essentially like Phi Beta Kappa, is a 
society whose purpose is to "encourage effective 
and sincere public speaking." Anyone who has 
taken active part in an intercollegiate debate or 
represented the College in an oratorical contest, 
would be eligible to membership, whether student 
or graduate. 

Dartmouth musical clubs visit eight cities dur- 
ing their spring trip. Cleveland is the western 
terminus and among the other cities are Hart- 
ford, Albany, Buffalo and New York. The trip 
is the longest that has been attempted by a Dart- 
mouth organization for some years. 

Among the recent interesting features and ex- 


hibitions at Dartmouth has been a print show at 
which a group of portraits in oil color and en- 
gravings of distinguished men of the college were 
shown. In addition to the Webster collection, 
were some of the best engraved portraits of 
George Washington, mezzotints by Peter Pelham, 
engravings by Paul Revere and several portraits 
by A. B. Durand, one of the greatest of all line 
engravers in the history of America. 

Colby College trustees are planning a new dor- 
mitory which will probably be built during the 
summer, and will be a replica of Roberts' Hall. 

The grand reunion of the University of Cali- 
fornia's twenty-five thousand alumni from fifty 
classes back, representing twelve college genera- 
tions, will take place May 7 in conjunction with 
the Panama-Pacific Exposition. 

Freshmen fussers are to be card indexed at the 
University of Colorado in order to ascertain the 
relation between their fussing and their studies. 
It is thus hoped that a proper ratio can be main- 
tained between these two essentials of any col- 
lege education. 

The class of 1895 of Colby College has offered 
three prizes of $25, $15 and $10 each for the three 
best original Colby songs written by any under- 
graduate or alumnus of the college. The songs 
may be set to familiar tunes or may be accom- 
panied by original music. The award of prizes 
will take place next Commencement. 

Out of a total of 150 faculty members of the 
University of Maine, 55 have degrees from the 
University. Harvard is represented by eleven 
men. Other institutions raking high in the list 
are the University of Pennsylvania and Bowdoin 
College, each with seven men ; Yale and Indiana 
University, with six each ; Columbia, Chicago 
and Ohio State, with five each. Sixty-three insti- 
tutions are represented in the list of instructors 
provided by the state for its University. 

Seven foreign institutions are represented on 
the faculty, the list including Munich, Paris, 
Yassy, Toronto, Dorpat, Besancon and Hochschu- 
lef ur Bodenkultus. 

The Princetonian, speaking editorially, ex- 
presses the opinion that paid coaches will never 
be eliminated from college athletics. It offers 
the argument that the American mind must un- 
dergo a change before such a step can be success- 
fully carried out. The American mind, it claims, 
believes in organization whether the business at 
hand is football or farming. In answer to the 
statement that football is too highly organized, it 
advances the theory that through football receipts 
alone other sports less profitable can be sup- 

New York University is considering the crea- 
tion of a new oflSce, the student treasurer. The 
purpose of this office will be to put an end to the 
system which allows student organizations to be- 
come responsible for debt which they do not pay. 
All student activities with the exception of ath- 
letic teams and fraternities will be put on a sound 
financial basis by this plan. The duties of the 
student treasurer will be to see all bills contracted 
by student organizations are fully and promptly 
paid. No debt could be contracted without the 
approval of the treasurer. '' 

Non-fraternity men of Dartmouth lead the col- 
lege in scholastic work. 

C&e ILitirarp Cable 

Among the new and interesting books recently 
received in the Library are : Why We Are at 
War; Great Britain's Case, by members of the 
Oxford faculty of Modern History, and An Ethi- 
cal Problem (concerning scientific experiments 
and a discussion on vivisection). This book is 
the gift of the author, Albert Leffingwell, M.D. 

Incidental to the publishing of McCall's biog- 
raphy of Thomas Brackett Reed, the Lewiston 
Journal Saturday Magazine of Jan. 30 and Feb. 
6 contained reminiscences of a college-mate of 
Reed which give a vivid and interesting descrip- 
tion of college life in the sixties. College and 
fraternity politics evidently ran high at that time 
and Reed was always in the thick of the battle. 
The writer recalls many college pranks, some of 
which far surpass anything the modern college 
man dares attempt. He also gives his recollec- 
tions of several of the famous Bowdoin profes- 
sors at that time, including President Leonard 
Woods, who once had the unusual honor of talk- 
ing with the pope, Gregory "VI, in Latin; with 
Louis Philippe in French, and with the German 
Emperor in his language, as well as conversing 
in English with the English royal family. 

Club anD dlouncil Sieetings 

A meeting of the Track Club was held at the 
Psi U. house on Tuesday evening, March 23. 
Coach Magee spoke at some length on the track 
prospects for the spring, mentioning the possi- 
bility of a Freshman meet with Bates, and urg- 
ing all men who intended to go out for track 
work of any kind during the spring to keep in 
condition even while practice was temporarily 
not under way. In view of the success- of the 
indoor meet. Coach Magee was quite optimistic. 
Captain McKenney and Manager Chase also 


spoke briefly. There were between thirty and 
thirty-five in attendance. 

On the evening of March 24 there was held an 
important meeting of the Student Council. Vari- 
ous business of importance was transacted. The 
report of the Football Dance Committee was rec- 
ceived. A resolution was passed on the subject 
of cribbing. Sampson '17, was elected Assistant 
Calendar Manager. Arrangements were made 
for the Spring Rally; it was decided to have an- 
other vaudeville show after the nature of the one 
at the Interscholastic Meet ; it also seemed ad- 
visable to expend the larger proportion of the 
financial allotment this year on "eats" rather than 
souvenirs such as have been given in former 
y°ars. Two committees were appointed : one to 
take charge of Interfraternity Baseball, consist- 
ing of Elwell '15, Chairman, Floyd '15, and 
Stone '15; the other to classify the various em- 
ployments of Bowdoin students, composed of 
Koughan '15 and Lewis '15. 

On the afternoon of March 25, at a meeting of 
the Athletic Council, fencing B's were awarded 
to Floyd '15, Porritt '15, Leadbetter '16, and Har- 
graves, Medic '18. 

Professor Woodruff expects to build a resi- 
dence on Maine Street next summer. 

At a meeting of the Town and College Club 
last Friday evening, Dean Sills read a paper on 
"Canada and the Canadians." 

mitti tu Jfacultp 

Professor Mitchell visited Washington Acad- 
emy at East Machias last Thursday and spoke at 
the Calais School Teachers' Club on Friday even- 

The play, "Green Stockings," is to be given at 
the Cumberland Theatre on Thursday, April 22, 
by the Brunswick Dramatic Association. Among 
those in the cast are Professor Files, Professor 
Bell, Mr. Langley and Mr. Furbish. 

The second annual meeting of the New Eng- 
land Oral English and Public Speaking Confer- 
ence was held at Harvard University, March 23. 
Bowdoin was represented by Professor Davis 
who was elected treasurer of the association. 

Dean Sills spoke at Portland High School to 
the boys of the school, March 25. 

President Hyde presided at a meeting of the 
Interdenominational Conference of Maine at 
Lewiston, March 26. This conference was found- 
ed here in Memorial Hall 25 years ago. 

Professor Brown has been granted a leave of 
absence for the remainder of the second semester. 
Professor Brown will give all his time to the 
management of the Portland Players of which he 
was one of the organizers. This company which 
has been modeled on the plan of the Northamp- 
ton Municipal Theatre, gave its initial perform- 
ance at the Jefferson Theatre in Portland last 

iSDn the Campu0 

Means '12, Cressy '12 and Wish '13 were on the 
campus the week before vacation. 

Crowell '13 and Ramsay '15 substituted in 
several French classes the week before vacation. 

The baseball squad enjoyed only a short vaca- 
tion, as they returned last Tuesday for practice. 

A. S. Gray '18 was initiated into Alpha Delta 
Phi and L. C. Wyman '18 into Kappa Sigma, just 
before vacation. 

Dean Sills, Bodurtha '15 and Piedra '17 attend- 
ed the funeral of Lawrence McFarland in Port- 
land, March 25. 

Grant '18 was injured in the baseball cage 
Thursday. He received a bad cut over the eye 
from a batted ball. 

The barrel of clothing collected for Dr. Gren- 
fell will be shipped to Boston at once in order to 
be sent north on the first boat in May. 

The call for candidates for assistant tennis 
manager has been given. Freshmen candidates 
should hand their names to Woodman '16 or 
Stone '17. 

Alfred Noyes, the English poet who delivered 
the Annie Talbot Cole lectures here last year, will 
lecture and read from his own works in Portland 
on April 17, under the auspices of the Women's 
Alliance of the First Parish. 

In addition to the baseball men the following 
were members of the Hang-over Club : Bodurtha 
'15, Farrar '15, Ramsay '15, Fuller '16, Proctor 
'16, Sayward '16, D. White '16, Bingham '17, 
Campbell '17, H. White '17, Edwards '18 and 
Morrison ex-'iB. 


Bowdoin Chapter of Phi Chi. 

Whereas: Our Heavenly Father has thought 
it best to call from among us our beloved brother, 
Lawrence McFarland, of the Class of 1915, and 

Whereas: We, the Bowdoin Chapter of Phi 
Chi Fraternity, hope to express our great sorrow 
in this, the death of our brother, therefore be it 

Resolved: That the chapter extend its heart- 
felt sympathy to the bereaved family in their af- 
fliction, and be it further 

Resolved : That the badges of the fraternity be 
draped in mourning for a period of thirty days>, 
and be it further 


Resolved; That a copy of these resolutions be 
sent to the family, and that one appear in the Phi 
Chi Quarterly and that another be kept in our 
own records. 

F. S. EcHOLSj 


P. K. Holmes, 
For the Chapter. 

Class of 1915, Bowdoin Medical School. 

Whereas : Our Heavenly Father has thought it 
best to call from among us our beloved classmate, 
Lawrence McFarland, and 

Whereas: We, the class of 1915, hope to ex- 
press the great sorrow that is ours in the death 
of our classmate, therefore be it 

Resolved: That the class express our deepest 
sympathy to his family in their sorrow; and be it 

Resolved: That we, the class of 1915 of the 
Bowdoin Medical School do deeply mourn the 
loss of our classmate ; and be it further 

Resolved: That a copy of these resolutions be 
sent to the family of the deceased. 

G. A. Tibbetts, 
A. Woodcock, 


For the Class. 



13. Harvard at Cambridge. 
17. Portland (N. E. League) at Portland. 
19. Trials in Memorial Hall for N. E. Oratori- 
cal League contest. 
21. Spring Rally. 

23. Trinity at Hartford. 

24. Dual Meet with Bates at Brunswick. 

aiumni Department 

'57. — An interesting article on Parisian Reform 
by Professor Albert H. Currier, D.D., of Oberlin 
may be found in the current number of Case and 

'69.— Hiram Tuell died at his home in Milton, 
Mass., March 23. He was born in West Sumner, 
Me., and attended Bowdoin College, where he 
was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Psi Upsi- 
lon. He was principal of high schools in Marl- 
boro, Blackstone and Milton. Lately he had been 
a practicing attorney in Boston. He is survived 
by a widow and two daughters, one teaching at 
Wellesley and the other in the Somerville High 

'88.— Rev. Percival F. Marston, D.D., has been 
obliged by ill health to resign his charge at Grin- 
nell, Iowa. 

'03. — Philip T. Harris of the United States For- 
est Service now has his headquarters at Tacoma, 

'09. — Rev. Charles L. Stevens, for the past 
three years pastor of the First Congregational 
Church of Chicopee, Mass., has resigned and ac- 
cepted the pastorate of the Congregational 
Church in Camden, Maine. 

'10. — -In the March number of Education, Ed- 
ward Harlan Webster, now head of the English 
department of the Technical High School, 
Springfield, Mass., contributes an article force- 
fully advocating "Cooperation of departments in 
English Listruction and Practice." After show- 
ing how all lessons in history, science and modern 
languages should be made exercises in oral com- 
position, he says, by way of illustration : — 

"In the days when Longfellow and Hawthorne 
were being trained at Bowdoin College, English 
composition was not taught as a separate subject. 
The famous class of 1825 . . used Blair's 
Rhetoric, it is true, but they received their prac- 
tical training in self-expression largely through 
the translation of the classics. Their professor 
of Latin and Greek, writing five years later, when 
he was head of the new department of Rhetoric 
and Oratory, says: 'I have ever found that stu- 
dents derive important aid from translating select 
passages from the writings of good authors in 
other languages.' It is not too much of a stretch 
of the imagination to believe that there was a 
close and definite relation between the instruction 
in Latin and Greek that Hawthorne, Longfellow, 
Fessenden, Hale and Abbott received and the 
feeling for words that all of their writings and 
utterances show." 

'11. — After a brief illness, Lawrence McFar- 
land died in Boston, March 22. He was born in 
Rockland Oct. 21, 1886, and was the son of the 
late Rodney and Ruby McFarland. He fitted for 
college at Hebron, where as a member of the 
track team he established three records that still 
stand. At Bowdoin he was prominent in athlet- 
ics, being captain of the track team in 191 1. He 
was managing editor and editor-in-chief of the 
Orient, assistant in economics, member of Stu- 
dent Council, and various other offices. He en- 
tered the Bowdoin Medical School and had nearly 
completed his' course. He was a member of Delta 
Upsilon and Phi Chi fraternities. 

'14. — Mr. and Mrs. William Trumbull of Litch- 
field, Ct., have recently announced the engage- 
ment of their daughter, Hester Leavenworth 
Trumbull, to Myles Standish, Jr. Mr. Standish 
is a student at the school of business administra- 
tion at Harvard. 




NO. 2 


Bowdoin's 191 5 baseball season opens today 
when she meets Harvard on Soldiers' Field, 
Cambridge. During the past two weeks daily 
practice under Coach Coogan has been held 
either on Whittier Field or in the cage. The team 
has steadily been rounding into shape and some 
fast workouts have taken place. Everything 
points to a close battle with Harvard this after- 
noon. The team, consisting of Captain Eaton '15, 
Fraser '16, Kelley '16, McElwee '16, Bradford 
'17, Chapman '17, Goodskey '17, Phillips '17, Don- 
nell '18, Pendleton '18, Stanley '18, Woodman '18, 
with Manager Dunn and Coach Coogan, left last 
night for Harvard. They will return on the late 
train tonight. Maine also plays Harvard two 
days later and the followers of the team will have 
a chance of comparing our team with that from 
Orono. On Saturday Bowdoin plays the Port- 
land team of the New England League at Bayside 
Park, Portland, and the Lewiston team of the 
same league next Monday morning at Lewiston. 

No chance will be given the students to see the 
first team in action at home until May i, when 
Bowdoin plays Maine in her first game of the 
Maine State series. There will be an opportun- 
ity, however, to see the second team next Mon- 
day when it plays Coburn Classical Institute here. 

The new suits were given out last Saturday. 
They are of white flannel with a faint pencil 
stripe and black borders. 

Coach Coogan wishes to express through the 
Orient his appreciation of the men who willing- 
ly sacrificed the larger part of their vacation to 
return for early practice. It was because of this 
that he has been able to bring the team along to 
its present good condition. 


With the appearance of pleasant weather 
spring track work has begun in earnest. During 
the past week Coach Magee has had his men 
practicing daily on the campus and Whittier 
Field. The workout has consisted principally of 
light conditioning work including jogging, soccer 
and medicine ball. Coach Magee plans to enter 
several new men, especially Freshmen, in the 
Bates meet in order to give them experience. 

Last Sunday afternoon the men went for a five 
mile walk with Coach Magee, and it is his plan 
to continue these walks every Sunday afternoon 
during track season. Every man should be at 
the Chapel at two-thirty. 

The time for the daily practice at Whittier 
Field is two-thirty and Coach Magee desires 
everyone to be there promptly at that hour. At 
present the squad consists of 63 men, the follow- 
ing being a list of the men at the various training 
tables in their respective fraternity houses: 
Alpha Delta Phi: McWilliams '15, Smith '15, 
Martell '17, Rickard '17, H. White '17, A. S. Gray 
'18, J. W. Thomas '18, H. Young '18; Beta Theta 
Pi: Bacon '15, McKenney '15, Bird '16, Hall '16, 
Ireland '16, Leadbetter '16, B. Moulton '16, Web- 
ber '16, Humphrey "17, Pierce '17, Sampson '17; 
Bowdoin Club: Hodgkins '16, Penning '17, Fill- 
more '17, Gregory '17, Willey '17; Beta Chi: 
Howard 'i8, Hurlin '18;. Delta Kappa Epsilon: 
Fuller '16, Irving '16, Balfe '17, Colbath '17, 
Crosby '17, W. W. Blanchard '18, Ripley '18, 
Savage '17, C. Wyman '18; Delta Upsilon : Bab- 
cock '17, Bond '17, Young '17, Freese '18, Jacob 
'18, Peacock '18, Pirnie '18, B. A. Thomas '18; 
Kappa Sigma: Cutler '15, Floyd '15, A. Stetson 
'15, Oliver '17, Hildreth '18, Warren '18, L. C. 
Wyman '18; Psi Upsilon: Boardman '16, Say- 
ward '16, Keene '17, Johnson '18, Wallace '18; 
Theta Delta Chi: Wood '16, Campbell '17, Farn- 
ham '18, MacDonald '18; Non-Fraternity: Noyes 
'17, O'Donnell '18, Simonton '18, Van Wart '18. 
nell '18, Simonton '18, Van Wart '18. 


A schedule for the Interfraternity Baseball 
League was drawn up by the managers last week. 
There will be two divisions of five teams each, 
chosen by lot. Division A will consist of Alpha 
Delta Phi, Psi Upsilon, Delta Kappa Epsilon, 
Zeta Psi and Beta Theta Pi. In Division B will 
be Theta Delta Chi, Kappa Sigma, Delta Upsilon, 
Bowdoin Club and Beta Chi. Each team is to 
play one game with each of the other four in the 
division, and the winners in each division will 
play a series of three games for the champion- 
ship before Ivy Day. The proposal to play at six 
in the morning was not considered favorably by 


the majority, and most of the games will probab- 
ly be played on the Delta at four in the afternoon. 
The two fraternities, however, are to arrange the 
time between themselves. Ample provision has 
been made for postponed games on the days left 

The fraternities have chosen the following 
managers: Alpha Delta Phi, Haggett 'i6; Psi 
Upsilon, Head 'i6;. Delta Kappa Epsilon, Balfe; 
Zeta Psi, Soule 'i6: Beta Theta Pi, Bird 'i6; 
Theta Delta Chi, Wood 'i6; Kappa Sigma, Som- 
ers '15; Delta Upsilon, Piedra '17; Bowdoin Club, 
Fillmore '17; and Beta Chi, Richardson "16. A 
list of the captains will be given later as most of 
the fraternities have not elected leaders as yet. 
Also a list will soon be posted of the 'varsity men 
who will not be allowed to participate. The com- 
mittee from the Student Council in charge of the 
interfraternity baseball consists of Elwell "15, 
chairman, Floyd '15 and Stone '15. 

The following schedule which was drawn up is 
subject to change: 

April 16 — Bowdoin Club vs. D. U's. 
April 20 — A. D's vs. Betas. 

April 21— T. D's vs. B. X's. 

April 22 — Psi U's. vs. Dekes. 

April 23 — Kappa Sigs vs. Bowdoin Club. 

April 26 — Open. 

April 27 — Zetes vs. A. D's. 

April 28 — Open. 

April 29 — Open. 

April 30 — D. U's. vs. B. X's. 

May 3 — Betas vs. Psi U's. 

May 4 — Kappa Sigs vs. T. D's. 

May 5 — Dekes vs. Zetes. 

May 6 — Bowdoin Club vs. B. X's. 

May 10 — A. D's. vs. Psi U's. 

May II — Open. 

May 13— T. D's. vs. D. U's. 

May 14 — Betas vs. Dekes. 

May 17 — Kappa Sigs vs. B. X's. 

May 18 — Zetes vs. Psi U's. 

May 20 — Bowdoin Club vs. T. D's. 

May 21 — A. D's. vs. Dekes. 

May 24 — D. U's. vs. Kappa Sigs. 

May 25 — Zetes vs. Betas. 


The Sophomores won the baseball series with 
the Freshmen by beating them Saturday in a one- 
sided game on the Delta. In the six innings, the 
Sophomores piled up 13 runs while the Freshmen 
failed to score. From the time Shumway knocked 
out a home run in the first inning, the Freshmen's 
chances were slim. Several of the best Freshmen 
pitchers were reserved for the 'varsity, and while 

Morse played a plucky game, the Sophomores 
seemed to find his few curves. Wight and Col- 
bath were the heavy hitters for the Sophomores. 
A swift foul tip hit a small town boy named 
Lowery in the face, fracturing his nose. He had 
been standing in the front row of the spectators 
too near the plate. Dr. Whittier was out of town 
and a doctor down town attended him and found 
that he will not be permanently disfigured. An- 
other foul tip, earlier in the game, punctured a 
window in Adams Hall. Each class had won a 
game last fall and this one decided the series 
postponed from last fall. 
Summary : 
SOPHOMORES ab r bh po a e 

Bartlett, ss 4 2 2 2 i 

Shumway. ib 4 i i 4 o 

Keene, 3b 4 2 2 i i 2 

Colbath, If 3 o 2 o o o 

Penning, c 3 2 i 7 o 

Marston, p 2 i i 3 3 o 

Corbett, rf i 2 o i o o 

Wight, cf 3 I 3 I o o 

Moran, 2b i 2 o 2 i 

Totals 25 13 12 18 7 3 

FRESHMEN ab r bh po a e 

Morse, p 3 o o i o 

Casper, cf 3 o i i o o 

Coyne, c 3 I 8 o I 

Ripley, If 3 o o i o o 

Walker, lb i o o 4 o i 

Woodworth, 3b ... 3 o 2 o 2 i 

Moulton, ss, rf . . . . 2 o o o i i 

Leydon, 2b 2 o o i o o 

Wheet, rf i o i o o 

Stearns, ss i o o i i 

Totals 21 o 5 15 5 5 

Innings : I 2 3 4 5 6 

1917 3 3 2 I 4 X— 13 

1918 O O O O 

Two base hits, Colbath 2, Wight 2; three base 
hits, Wight ; home run, Shumway ; stolen bases, 
Bartlett 2, Penning, Marston 2, Corbett, CaspeF 
2, Coyne 2, Woodworth ; base on balls, by Mar- 
ston I, by Morse 4; struck out, by Marston 6, by 
Morse 5 ; hit by pitched ball, Walker, Corbett. 
Umpire, Dyar. Time, 


Professor Johnson's translation of the Divina 
Comedia of Dante Alighieri was published April 
9 by the Yale University Press. The book is very 
attractively bound in blue and white, with gold 
lettering, and not a detail has been overlooked to 


make it a triumph of the bookmaker's art. 

The volume represents twenty-three years of 
painstaking- labor on the part of the author ; nine- 
teen in translating the work along the exacting 
lines laid down for himself and the last four years 
spent in thorough revision. 

The work fills a long-felt want in the world of 
literature. There are many translations of 
Dante's Divine Comedy, — Longfellow's has long 
been eminent. But many faults may be found 
with the great majority of these translations ; 
they abound in archaic words and almost mean- 
ingless phrases. In Professor Johnson's work, 
great care has been taken to have the meter of 
every single line as perfect as possible. The dic- 
tion is very modern and full of meaning. Blank- 
verse is employed most successfully. A pleasing 
innovation in works of this kind is introduced, in 
that, instead of foot-notes, all explanations and 
Latin etymologies are given in the appendix. 

The translation reflects much credit upon the 
long labors of Professor Johnson, and it is cer- 
tain that it will become a monument to the great- 
ness of the possibilities of translation. 


A number of the Bowdoin College Bulletin en- 
titled "Municipal Accounting and Reporting" has 
recently been issued. This bulletin, which is the 
first of the Municipal Research series, contains an 
address which was delivered during March by 
Professor Orren C. Hormell before the Maine 
State Board of Trade at Lewiston. In his ad- 
dress Professor Hormell deplores the lack of sys- 
tematic and business-like methods of accounting 
which is prevalent in many cities of the country. 
The steps that Massachusetts has taken to reform 
the systems of accounting of her towns and cities 
are stated and the value of systematic accounting 
shown. A form for the classification of revenues 
and expenditures in the annual town report of a 
town similar to Brunswick is included in the 
bulletin. This form was drawn up in connection 
with a study of the financial condition of Bruns- 
wick, made by the students in the Municipal Gov- 
ernment course. 

There is also in the bulletin a brief description 
of the work of the Bureau for Research in Muni- 
cipal Government which was established at the 
College in September, 1914. The primary pur- 
pose of the bureau is to furnish adequate facili- 
ties for the training of students in the use of first- 
hand material relating to town; and city govern- 
ment. A second aim is to supply information to 
the authorities and citizens of Maine towns and 

A collection of material relating to a number 

of municipal problems has been made by the 
bureau during this college year. From this col- 
lection, a collection of ballots was loaned to the 
special committee on ballot reform of the Maine 
legislature. A collection of city charters was 
furnished a committee of the Augusta Board of 
Trade engaged in preparing charter amendments 
for the city of Augusta. The Board of Trade of 
the town of Sanford was supplied with literature 
relating to the town manager plan. 


Up to the time we went to press, the Pinkerton 
men working on the case had been unable to fer- 
ret out the plans for the big Spring Rally to be 
held in Memorial Hall, Wednesday, April 21. 
The committee is keeping everything secret and 
refuses to divulge anything beyond the fact that 
the Rally will offer to the most pleasure-sated un- 
dergraduate new thrills and sensations, that it 
will tickle the most jaded palate, and drive cark- 
ing care from the most study-wrinkled brow. It 
has been learned that leading caterers have sub- 
mitted bids for the gastronomic supplies and that 
only the war prevents the chefs of Paris from 

As for entertainment, it is probable that new 
vaudevillians will tread the boards, though the 
warm weather has affected the wearers of the 
sock and buskin. For the more serious enter- 
tainment, there will be several short, snappy 
speeches by some of those in charge of spring 
sports. There will be music galore, from bass 
drum solos to the band's united efforts. There 
will be cheers and songs and everything necessary 
to give baseball, track and tennis a big send-off. 


A call has been issued for Freshman candi- 
dates for assistant manager of the club. Names 
should be handed in to Edwards '16. 

The office of property man is a new and im- 
portant position created this year, and its import- 
ance may correspond to that of president or man- 
ager. The property man is to have charge of all 
club properties and will travel with the club on all 
trips. Mr. Arthur Brown and the new coach to 
be chosen later, will have charge of training him. 
Freshmen who wish to go out for the position are 
asked to give their names to Stride '17. 

All of the provisional cast of As Yoii Like It 
are requested to keep Friday evening free from 
other engagements, for, beginning April 16, Fri- 
day evening is to be the regular rehearsal night. 

Daily rehearsals of Jack Strazv are being held, 
as the play is to be given in Portland soon. 



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DwiGHT H. Sayward, 1916, 
Rogers M. Crehore, 1917, 
J. Glenwood Winter, 1916, 


Managing Editor 

Alumni Editor 


Bela W. Norton, 1918, The Other Colleges 

Whitney Coombs, 1918, With The Faculty 

Robert G. Albion, 1918, On The Campus 

Edward C. Hawes, 1916 
William S. Cormack, 1917 
Donald W. Philbrick, 1917 
Frank E. Noyes, 191 7 
Franklin D. MacCormick, 1918 

Contributions are requested from all undergraduates 
alumni and faculty. No anonymous contributions can, 
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All communications regarding subscriptions should be 
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Clarence H. Crosby, 1917, Assistant Manager 

Entered at PostOttice at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter 

Vol. XLV. APRIL 13, 1915 No. 2 

The Baseball Season Opens 

This afternoon Bowdoin opens its baseball 
season. Bowdoin men have been hoping, and 
with reason, that the team will prove of cham- 
pionship caliber. It has the material, it has the 
coach, it has the fight. Hearty support from its 
followers is the one factor necessary and we feel 
that this will come when the opportunity is given. 
Whether the team wins or loses the opening game 
the championship series is not decided. If we 
win, the greater honor to the men who beat Har- 
vard. If we lose, the greater need of hard work 
and faithful encouragement. 

Outdoor Concerts 

With the advent of spring weather we again 
begin to think of college sings. Recently inaugu- 
rated at Bowdoin they soon achieved the success 
which has characterized them in other colleges. 
Let the good work continue. 

Why not go further and supplement them with 
out-of-door concerts by the Musical Clubs or the 
Band? Such concerts have been immensely pop- 
ular elsewhere and there is every reason to expect 
their favorable reception here. The concerts 
would prove ideal means of interesting men in 
the organizations giving them, while the Band, 
which draws all its support from the Blanket 
Tax, should be willing to make some return for 
financial aid rendered other than entertainment at 
rallies and athletic contests, which, by the way, is 
compensated by free admission. The charge has 
been made, oftentimes with a great deal of jus- 
tice, that the Musical Clubs and the Band do little 
to justify their existence. Here is their chance. 

The Use of Reserved Books 

The practice of many students of taking books 
without permission from the reserve shelves of 
the library constitutes a long continued abuse of 
library privileges. The library maintains shelves 
of reserved books which are in constant demand 
for reference, particularly in history and eco- 
nomics, where long reports form a considerable 
portion of the required work. Without permis- 
sion from the instructor in charge of the course 
a book cannot be taken from the library except 
at the closing hour at night, and then the book 
must be returned at the opening hour in the morn- 
ing. Yet oftentimes books are taken without such 
permission and are not charged at the desk. And 
they are missing not for a day or two days, but 
for several days, often more than a week. The 
appropriation of these books is little better than 
theft. The method of taking them is simple and 
safe, — an unbuttoned coat, a moment when no- 
body is looking, and the deed is done. The re- 
turn can be made in the same manner. Students 
who wish to use the book in a legitimate manner 
are forced to go without or to wait until such 
time as the book is returned, often at great in- 
convenience to themselves and instructors. We 
recommend closer supervision of reserved books 
by the library authorities and trust that a realiza- 
tion of the inconvenience caused others will 
prompt the guilty ones to avoid this practice in 
the future. 



Y. M. C. A. NOTES 

Foster '16 who was recently elected president 
of the Bowdoin Y. M. C. A., represented the Col- 
lege at the conference of the presidents of east- 
ern college Y. M. C. A.'s held at Springfield, 
Mass., last Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

Last Sunday MacConnick '15 and Chapman '17 
went on a deputation to Bath. In the morning 
they spoke at the Winter Street Church and in 
the afternoon at a special boys' meeting. Mac- 
■Cormick also spoke at the "boys' evening" of the 
Men's Club on Friday evening. 

The following communication has been re- 
ceived by the Y. M. C. A. Secretary: 
Christ's College Lodge, 

16 March 191 5. 
My dear Sir, 

I beg to thank you for the case of clothing 
which you so kindly sent for the Belgian refugees 
here. The case was sent on to London; the Lady 
MacDonnell, 3 Buckingham Gate, Westminster, 
making herself responsible for the distribution of 
the clothes there. I am therefore writing on her 
behalf to thank you for the useful clothing which 
has come to hand. Kindly convey our thanks to 
the members of the Young Men's Christian Asso- 
ciation of your college for all they have done in 
this matter. 

I need hardly say that if you are able to send 
us anything more it will be most gratefully re- 
ceived. The destitution is appalling and will be 
infinitely more so when the Germans retreat from 

Believe me. 
Yours very gratefully, 

A. E. Shipley. 
The Secretary, 

Y.M.C.A., Bowdoin College, 
Brunswick, Maine, U.S.A. 


Much work is being done in the Biology Mu- 
seum this year under the direction of Dr. Cope- 
land. Whereas in the past the collection of speci- 
mens has lacked systematic arrangements, special 
efforts are now being made to remedy this defect. 
Synoptic and local collections of invertabrates, 
amphibions, reptiles, birds and plants are being 
arranged in cases. A new case to contain the 
mammals of Maine is being made and will be in- 
stalled shortly. A special case of anatomical and 
embryological specimens has been made, and the 
remaining space in the Museum will be utilized 

by adding a series of special cabinets. The ex- 
celleni collection for research and class-room ref- 
erence is being arranged, so that nearly all speci- 
mens are now labeled and indexed. Kinsey '16 is 
museum assistant and with other students is 
carrying out Dr. Copeland's excellent plan of or- 
ganization and systematic arrangement. 

Cluti anD dlouncil a^eetings 

The Biology Club met at the Delta Upsilon 
house Friday evening. Barrett '16 lectured upon 
"Ductless Glands." 

Last evening the Gibbons Club held a banquet 
at the Hotel Eagle. Mannix '15 acted as toast- 
master. The committee in charge was : Tacka- 
berry '15, Koughan '15, Mannix '15. 

The B.B.B. Club held a short meeting at the 
Psi Upsilon house Friday night. Coach Coogan 
was present and gave a short talk to the men. 

A meeting of the Athletic Council was held last 
evening after the Orient had gone to press. 

Last evening the Monday Night Club met at 
the Delta Upsilon house. 

Cbe Dtber Colleges 

Statistics compiled by the University of Cali- 
fornia in trying to find out what becomes of its 
graduates show that of the 68 students of agri- 
culture who graduated last May, not one has gone 
into any other kind of work. 

The trustees of the Springfield Y.M.C.A. Train- 
ing School have voted to lengthen the course 
from three years to four beginning with Septem- 
ber, 1916. 

Because of a reduction in the biennial appro- 
priation for the University of Maine by the legis- 
lature, President Robert J. Aley has announced 
that hereafter the tuition fee for students who 
are non-residents of Maine will be increased to 
$100 a year. This increase is necessitated by the 
need of the university to augment its income in 
every possible way. 

Restrictions against Harvard's famous crim- 
son banner, barred from parades by the "anti-red 
flag"' law, have been removed by a bill which was 
recently passed by the Massachusetts legislature. 

The Kansas State Agricultural College gave its 
first annual winter circus this year. Both men 
and women took part and the proceeds were taken 
for the support of athletics. 

One hundred thousand dollars annually is the 
sum earned by students of Iowa State College 
working to pay their expenses while in school, as 
estimated in recent statistics by the secretary. 




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Alumni Editor 


Bela W. Norton, 1918, The Other Colleges 

Whitney Coombs, 1918, With The Faculty 

Robert G. Albion, 1918, On The Campus 

Edward C. Hawes, 1916 
William S. Cormack, 191 7 
Donald W. Philbrick, 1917 
Frank E. Noyes, 1917 
Franklin D. MacCormick, 191S 

Contributions are requested from all undergraduates 
alumni and faculty. No anonymous contributions can 
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Herbert H. Foster, 1916, Business Manager 

Percy F. Crane, 1917, Assistant Manager 

Clarence H. Crosby, 1917, Assistant Manager 

Entered at Post-Office at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter 

Vol. XLV. APRIL 13, 1915 No. 2 

The Baseball Season Opens 

This afternoon Bowdoin opens its baseball 
season. Bowdoin men have been hoping, and 
with reason, that the team will prove of cham- 
pionship caliber. It has the material, it has the 
coach, it has the fight. Hearty support from its 
followers is the one factor necessary and we feel 
that this will come when the opportunity is given. 
Whether the team wins or loses the opening game 
the championship series is not decided. If we 
win, the greater honor to the men who beat Har- 
vard. If we lose, the greater need of hard work 
and faithful encouragement. 

Outdoor Concerts 

With the advent of spring weather we again 
begin to think of college sings. Recently inaugu- 
rated at Bowdoin they soon achieved the success 
which has characterized them in other colleges. 
Let the good work continue. 

Why not go further and supplement them with 
out-of-door concerts by the Musical Clubs or the 
Band ? Such concerts haye been immensely pop- 
ular elsewhere and there is every reason to expect 
their favorable reception here. The concerts 
would prove ideal means of interesting men in 
the organizations giving them, while the Band, 
which draws all its support from the Blanket 
Tax, should be willing to make some return for 
financial aid rendered other than entertainment at 
rallies and athletic contests, which, by the way, is 
compensated by free admission. The charge has 
been made, oftentimes with a great deal of jus- 
tice, that the Musical Clubs and the Band do little 
to justify their existence. Here is their chance. 

The Use of Reserved Books 

The practice of many students of taking books 
without permission from the reserve shelves of 
the library constitutes a long continued abuse of 
library privileges. The library maintains shelves 
of reserved books which are in constant demand 
for reference, particularly in history and eco- 
nomics, where long reports form a considerable 
portion of the required work. Without permis- 
sion from the instructor in charge of the course 
a book cannot be taken from the library except 
at the closing hour at night, and then the book 
must be returned at the opening hour in the morn- 
ing. Yet oftentimes books are taken without such 
permission and are not charged at the desk. And 
they are missing not for a day or two days, but 
for several days, often more than a week. The 
appropriation of these books is little better than 
theft. The method of taking them is simple and 
safe, — an unbuttoned coat, a moment when no- 
body is looking, and the deed is done. The re- 
turn can be made in the same manner. Students 
who wish to use the book in a legitimate manner 
are forced to go without or to wait until such 
time as the book is returned, often at great in- 
convenience to themselves and instructors. We 
recommend closer supervision of reserved books 
by the library authorities and trust that a realiza- 
tion of the inconvenience caused others will 
prompt the guilty ones to avoid this practice in 
the future. 



Y. M. C. A. NOTES 

Foster '16 who was recently elected president 
of the Bowdoin Y. M. C. A., represented the Col- 
lege at the conference of the presidents of east- 
ern college Y. M. C. A.'s held at Springfield, 
Mass., last Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

Last Sunday MacCormick '15 and Chapman '17 
went on a deputation to Bath. In the morning 
they spoke at the Winter Street Church and in 
the afternoon at a special boys' meeting. Mac- 
■Cormick also spoke at the "boys' evening" of the 
Men's Club on Friday evening. 

The following communication has been re- 
ceived by the Y. M. C. A. Secretary: 
Christ's College Lodge, 

16 March 1915. 
My dear Sir, 

I beg to thank you for the case of clothing 
which you so kindly sent for the Belgian refugees 
here. The case was sent on to London; the Lady 
MacDonnell, 3 Buckingham Gate, Westminster, 
making herself responsible for the distribution of 
the clothes there. I am therefore writing on her 
behalf to thank you for the useful clothing which 
has come to hand. Kindly convey our thanks to 
the members of the Young Men's Christian Asso- 
ciation of your college for all they have done in 
this matter. 

I need hardly say that if you are able to send 
us anything more it will be most gratefully re- 
ceived. The destitution is appalling and will be 
infinitely more so when the Germans retreat from 

Believe me, 
Yours very gratefully, 

A. E. Shipley. 
The Secretary, 

Y.M.C.A., Bowdoin College, 
Brunswick, Maine, U.S.A. 


Much work is being done in the Biology Mu- 
seum this year under the direction of Dr. Cope- 
land. Whereas in the past the collection of speci- 
mens has lacked systematic arrangements, special 
efforts are now being made to remedy this defect. 
Synoptic and local collections of invertabrates, 
amphibious, reptiles, birds and plants are being 
arranged in cases. A new case to contain the 
mammals of Maine is being made and will be in- 
stalled shortly. A special case of anatomical and 
embryological specimens has been made, and the 
remaining space in the Museum will be utilized 

by adding a series of special cabinets. The ex- 
celleni collection for research and class-room ref- 
erence is being arranged, so that nearly all speci- 
mens are now labeled and indexed. Kinsey '16 is 
museum assistant and with other students is 
carrying out Dr. Copeland's excellent plan of or- 
ganization and systematic arrangement. 

CIulJ anD Olouncil Q^eetings 

The Biology Club met at the Delta Upsilon 
house Friday evening. Barrett '16 lectured upon 
"Ductless Glands." 

Last evening the Gibbons Club held a banquet 
at the Hotel Eagle. Mannix '15 acted as toast- 
master. The committee in charge was : Tacka- 
berry '15, Koughan '15, Mannix '15. 

The B.B.B. Club held a short meeting at the 
Psi Upsilon house Friday night. Coach Coogan 
was present and gave a short talk to the men. 

A meeting of the Athletic Council was held last 
evening after the Orient had gone to press. 

Last evening the Monday Night Club met at 
the Delta Upsilon house. 

Cl)e i)tt)er Colleges 

Statistics compiled by the University of Cali- 
fornia in trying to find out what becomes of its 
graduates show that of the 68 students of agri- 
culture who graduated last May, not one has gone 
into any other kind of work. 

The trustees of the Springfield Y.M.C.A. Train- 
ing School have voted to lengthen the course 
from three years to four beginning with Septem- 
ber, 1916. 

Because of a reduction in the biennial appro- 
priation for the University of Maine by the legis- 
lature. President Robert J. Aley has announced 
that hereafter the tuition fee for students who 
are non-residents of Maine will be increased to 
$100 a year. This increase is necessitated by the 
need of the university to augment its income in 
every possible way. 

Restrictions against Harvard's famous crim- 
son banner, barred from parades by the "anti-red 
flag" law, have been removed by a bill which was 
recently passed by the Massachusetts legislature. 

The Kansas State Agricultural College gave its 
first annual winter circus this year. Both men 
and women took part and the proceeds were taken 
for the support of athletics. 

One hundred thousand dollars annually is the 
sum earned by students of Iowa State College 
working to pay their expenses while in school, as 
estimated in recent statistics by the secretary. 



Alumni Department 

'77. — Rear Admiral Robert E. Peary, U.S.N., 
retired, celebrated the sixth anniversary of his 
attainment of the North Pole by giving- last 
Thursday evening in Washington an "Alaska 
dinner" in honor of Secretary Redfield of the De- 
partment of Commerce. The speakers, including 
Secretary Redfield, Assistant Secretary Jones of 
the Interior Department, Commissioner Hugh M. 
Smith of the Bureau of Fisheries, and Superin- 
tendent Jones of the Coast and Geodetic Survey, 
told of the work that the United States Govern- 
ment is doing in developing Alaska, and incident- 
ally made frequent allusions to the fact that the 
Roosevelt, the ice-fighting ship from which Peary 
made his dash for the pole, has been purchased 
by the Government for survey work along the 
Alaskan coast. 

Medic. '79. — E. M. Wing, a prominent physi- 
cian of North Anson, died recently at his home in 
North Anson. Dr. Wing was born in the town 
of Wayne, April 24, 1856, the son of Lewis M. 
and Lucretia A. (Foss) Wing. After obtaining 
his education, he taught for two years, studying 
medicine along with this work and later entered 
the Maine Medical School. He married Miss 
Laura Thompson of Livermore, Jan. 28, 1878, 
and one son was born to them, William E. of 
Portland. Mrs. Wing died Aug. 9, 1913. Dr. 
Wing located in North Anson in February, 1882, 
coming from North New Portland. He rapidly 
built up an extensive practice, and through the 
following years was the attending physician in 
this and surrounding towns. Having two broth- 
ers in Washington state, and desiiing more of an 
office practice, without the hard rides over the 
country roads, he went in 1889 with his family to 
Tacoma, Wash., where he remained four years. 
In 1893 he returned to North Anson and resumed 
his practice. His superior knowledge of medi- 
cine, together with his large sympathies and ten- 
der consideration for all who sought his aid, 
created a constant demand for his services. He 
was often called out of town to consult in difficult 
cases. No patient was ever neglected or wronged 
when under his charge. His reputation as a phy- 
sician and surgeon was not confined to this town 
or locality, and he was acknowledged to be one 
of the best practicing physicians in Maine. In 
the years of 1899 and 1900, he took post-graduate 
courses at Bellevue hospital. New York City. 

On March 15, only three weeks before his 
death, he was united in marriage with Miss Nel- 
lie E. Porter of North Anson. Dr. Wing was a 
director of Somerset Hospital of Skowhegan, and 

held the office of censor in the Maine Medical 
Association of which he had been a member for 
many years. He was a member of Northern Star 
Lodge of Masons of North Anson, De Molay 
Commandery of Skowhegan and Kora Temple of 
Lewiston. Besides his wife and son he leaves 
two brothers, Lory A. Wing and Dr. P. B. Wing, 
both of Tacoma, Wash., and one sister, Mrs. 
Celia H. Sturtevant of •Dixfield. 

'83. — Charles A. Corliss of Bath was appointed 
recently by Governor Curtis to succeed the late 
George W. Hunt as recorder of the Bath Muni- 
cipal Court. For five years he was secretary of 
the old Street and Sewer Commission of Bath 
and a few weeks ago was elected a member of 
the Board of Highways and Sewers. He is sec- 
retary of the Bath Loan and Building Associa- 
tion. He has always been a Democrat, and is 
now serving his first term as a State representa- 

'98. — At a recent meeting of the Hartford 
County Bar, Albert C. Fames of Hartford, Conn., 
was permitted to take the oath of admission to 
the bar, without the formality of an examina- 
tion. Mr. Fames has practiced law in Massa- 

•gg. — Thomas Littlefield Marble of Gorham, N. 
H., is the author of Won by Wireless, a comedy- 
drama presented by the senior class of Edward 
Little High School of Auburn on Thursday even- 
ing. It is interesting to note that Mr. Marble was 
graduated from the Auburn High School, the 
predecessor of the Edward Little High School, 
in the class of 1894. 

'08. — Arthur L. Robinson was elected second 
lieutenant of nth Co., C.A.C., which was organ- 
ized in Portland recently. 

'12. — Loring Pratt is now with the Edison 
Lamp Works of the General Electric Co. His , 
address is 170 Washington St., Newark, N. J. 

'13. — The announcement was made Saturday of 
the engagement of Miss Olive Holman Barnes, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Holman Melcher 
Barnes of Portland, to Chester Granville Abbott, 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis J. Abbott of Lynn, 
Mass. Mr. Abbott is now connected with the 
Portland office of the Maine Distributing Agency 
of the Hudson Automobile Company. 

'14, Herbert W. Ashby contributed to the 

Salem Evening Neivs of March 22 an article on 
the causes, natural and artificial, of the large 
number of the unemployed. 

•i4._Leo W. Pratt, until recently with Swift 
and Company in Portland, has been transferred 
to the Bangor branch. 




NO. 3 


Bowdoin lost the first game of its schedule to 
Harvard, 8 to o, at Cambridge Tuesday. The 
Bowdoin pitchers performed effectively but 
lacked the needed support at crucial moments. 
Wild throwing characterized the playing of the 
Bowdoin infield, whereas the outfield played bril- 
liantly, showing good ability at covering ground. 

The Crimson started the game with Wilcox 
and Waterman for a battery, later changing to 
Whitney and Harte. Up to the fourth inning not 
a Bowdoin man passed second, and after that 
were retired in order. On the other hand, the 
Bowdoin pitchers, Stanley and Fraser, allowed 
only seven hits, several of which were scattering. 

The summary : 


ab r lb po a e 

Abbot, 2b 5 o o 2 7 i 

Reed, ss 2 o o I o 

Phillips, ss I I o I 

Nash, lb 2 2 I 13 o o 

Waterman, c i o o 6 i 

Harte, c 2 i 3 

Gannett, rf 4 i i o o 

Mahan, cf i i i o o o 

Brickley, cf 2 o i o 

Hardwick, If 4 i i 2 o o 

Wilcox, p 2 I o o 

Whitney, p 3 o i o o 

Fripp, 3b 3 I I o 2 o 

Totals 32 8 7 27 II I 


ab r lb po a e 

Donnell, 2b 4 o i 2 o i 

Phillips, If 4 o I I o 

McElwee, ss 4 o i 3 3 3 

Goodskey, cf 3 ° o 2 o o 

Chapman, 3b 3 o i 3 o 2 

Eaton, lb 3° 7 o i 

Woodman, rf 3 o o 2 o o 

Bradford, c 2 o o 5 3 i 

Stanley, p 2 o o 05 o 

t"raser, p i o o i o 

Totals 29 o 4 24 13 8 

Harvard ., o 4 o o o 2' 2 o x — 8 

■ Three base hit, Nash. Two base hits; 'Gannett, 

Wilcox. Sacrifice hits, Nash, Waterman. Stolen 
bases, Fripp, Nash, Reed, Bradford. First base 
on balls, off Stanley, 3 ; off Fraser, 3 ; off Wilcox, 
I. Hit by pitched ball, Nash by Fraser. Passed 
balls, Bradford 2. Struck out, by Wilcox 7; by 
Whitney, 3; by Stanley, 3; by Fraser, I. Double 
plays, Reed to Abbot to Nash ; Abbot unassisted 
to Nash. Time, 2 hours, 5 minutes. Umpire, 
Lincoln. Attendance, 300. 


Bowdoin won her first victory of the season 
last Saturday afternoon at Portland when she de- 
feated the Portland ' team of the New England 
League, 7 to 5. Fraser, who was in the box for 
the White, pitched fine ball and was supported ex- 
cellently by his team mates. The outfield espe- 
cially covered a great deal of territory, accepting 
ten chances without an error. The infield played 
in mid-season form, McElwee turning in one of 
the game's features when in the third inning, af- 
ter making a fine one-hand catch, he doubled the 
man at first. 

Portland jumped into the lead in the first in- 
ning when Burns tripled and came home on 
Sweatt's sacrifice fly. Bowdoin only allowed this 
score to stand until the third inning, when Brad- 
ford singled. Long was slow on Eraser's ground- 
er. Dykes threw Donnell's grounder away from 
Dowell and Bowdoin scored two runs. From that 
time on the college team was always ahead. 

Not content with the lead, Bowdoin added three 
more runs in the fourth. Chapman and Eaton 
got on the sacks by errors, and then with two 
men on bases. Woodman knocked the ball out for 
a three-bagger and scored himself on a wild pitch. 

In the fifth, Portland by taking advantage of a 
pass, an error, a single and a passed ball, gathered 
two more tallies. 

Bowdoin scored a run in both the eighth and 
ninth as did Portland. In the eighth Chapman 
singled, Woodman grounded out, Bradford dou- 
bled, and Chapman scored. In the ninth McEl- 
wee doubled and Goodskey quickly followed with 
another two-base hit, McElwee crossing the home 

For Portland Sweatt got to first on Chapman's 
wild throw. Dowell sent him to third with a dou- 



ble and Sweatt scored on Long's sacrifice fly to 
left. In the ninth Eraser passed Cannon, and 
Williams, a pinch hitter, singled. Clemens 
grounded out, Burns flied out to left field and 
Sweatt scored Cannon with a double. The next 
two men were unable to do anything with 
Eraser's curves and the game ended with Bow- 
doin holding the long end of the score. 

Duffy sent in many of his recruits at the first 
part of the game, but soon he was forced to re- 
place them with veterans. Bowdoin kept the 
same line-up and showed a great improvement 
over her work against Harvard. In the hitting 
department McElwee showed up well for Bow- 
doin, while Cannon used the stick well for Port- 
land. Goodskey made the feature play of the 
game when after a long run he picked off a fast 
liner close to the ground. 

The score : 


ab r lb po a e 

Donnell, 2b 5 i i o i 

Phillips, If 4 o o 3 o o 

McElwee, ss 3 i 2 2 2 o 

'Goodskey, cf 5 o i 5 o 

Chapman, 3b 5 2 i 2 i I 

Eaton, lb 4 i o 8 o o 

Woodman, rf 4 I I 2 o o 

Bradford, c 4 i 2 4 2 4 

Eraser, p 4 i o o 2 o 

Total 42 7 8 27 7 6 


ab r lb po a e 

Clements, If 4 o 3 o o 

Burns, cf 5 i i i o o 

Sweatt, 2b 4 i 2 2 3 o 

Dowell, lb 5 o I 13 o o 

Long, 3b 3 o I I 3 I 

McVey, rf i o o o o 

Bentley, rf 3 o o 2 o 

Dykes, ss 3 i o 2 2 

Barry, c I o o 3 i o 

Cannon, c 2 22 2 o o 

Teel, p I o 3 I 

Gurry, p i o o i o 

*Dwyer i o o o o o 

**Williams I o i o o o 

Total 35 5 8 27 13 4 

Bowdoin o 2 3 o o I I — 7 

Portland I o o o 2 o o i I — 5 

*— Batted for Teel in fifth. 

** — Batted for Gurry in ninth. 

Two base hits, Sweatt, Dowell, Long, McEl- 
wee 2, Goodskey, Bradford. Three base hits. 

Woodman, Burns. Sacrifice hits, Phillips. 
Sacrifice flies, Sweatt, Long. Stolen bases, Don- 
nell, McElwee. Double play, McElwee and 
Eaton. First base on balls, by Teel, by Eraser 3. 
Hit by pitcher, McElwee by Teel. Struck out, by 
Teel, 2 ; by Gurry, 2 ; by Eraser, 3. Passed ball, 
Bradford. Wild pitch, Teel. Time, 1.43. Um- 
pire, Higgins. 


Yesterday morning the Bowdoin team was 
forced to take the small end of the score, when it 
met the Lewiston team of the N. E. League, at 
l.ewiston, losing 10 to 3. 

In the second inning Klein replaced Peterson 
as the Lewiston pitcher and in the fifth Pendleton 
replaced Stanley. After the first inning or so 
the game resolved itself into a pitchers' battle. 
Pendleton in his first game for Bowdoin was es- 
pecially effective, holding the Lewiston team to 
two hits and two runs. 

Holmes batted well for Lewiston and Goodskey 
and Woodman wielded the stick for Bowdoin. 

Bowdoin secured her first run when, in the first 
inning, with two men out, McElwee singled and 
Goodskey singled, scoring McElwee. 

The other runs came in the sixth when Good- 
skey started off with a two-bagger. Chapman 
grounded out. Eaton doubled, Goodskey scoring. 
Woodman singled, scoring Eaton, but was put 
out at second. Another out and the inning was 


ab r lb po a e 

Estes, cf 5 2 I I 2 

Lang, ss I o o o 2 

Thomas, ss i o o i 2 

Lewis, c 4 I I 6 4 o 

Holmes, rf 4 2 3 i o o 

McGovern, ib . . . . 4 2 2 13 o o 

KuU, 2b 4 2 I 2 2 I 

Patterson, 3b 3 o o i i o 

Broadbreck, 3b ... i o o i o 

Oakley, If 3 i o i o o 

Mahoney, If 'i o o o o 

Peterson, p i o o 2 o 

Klein, p 3 o 00 4 o 

35 10 8 27 19 


ab r lb po a 

Phillips, If 4 o 0.1 o 

Donnell, 2b 4 o o 4 

McElwee, ss 4 i i 3 o 

Goodskey, cf 4 i i i o 

Chapman, 3b 4 o i i 3 



Eaton, lb 4 i i 11 i o 

Woodman, rf 4 3 2 o o 

Bradford, c 4 o i 5 o o 

Stanley, p 2 o o o o 

Pendleton, p i o o 4 

*Kelley i o o o o 

32 3 8 24 12 2 
*Kelley batted for Pendleton in the ninth. 

Lewiston 4 o 3 i i o I o x — 10 

Bowdoin i o o o 2 o o — 3. 

Three base hits, Estes, Holmes, Chapman. Two 

base hits, Kull 2, Klein, Goodskey 2, Eaton. 

Stolen bases, Estes, Holmes, Kull, Chapman. 

Bases on balls, off Stanley i. Struck out, by 

Stanley 4, by Pendleton I, by Klein 9. Time, 2 

hours. Umpire, Carrigan. 

The speedy Coburn team, which recently de- 
feated Colby 'varsity 13 to 8, continued its list of 
victories yesterday, defeating the Bowdoin 2nd 
team on Whittier Field, 15 to 2. The game was 
slow and one-sided, and after the first few innings 
was all one way. The feature of the game was 
the batting of Alberts of Coburn, who came 
through with two three-baggers and a home run 
over the left field fence. O'Brien and McElwee 
fielded brilliantly for the winners. For the sec- 
ond team. Wood and Larrabee played consistent- 
ly well, and Merrill, pitching, showed occasional 
flashes of form. The score : 

123456789 T 

Coburn i o I i 4 i 3 4 — 15 

Bowdoin 2nd ...o i 0000 i o — 2 


Bowdoin's first track contest of the season will 
be the Bates meet in Brunswick Saturday. Coach 
Magee is optimistic as to our possibilities of win- 
ning, and while no times have been given out, it is 
understood that good speed was made in a number 
of the events in last Saturday's interfraternity 

The list of entries, as definitely as it can be 
given out at present, is as follows : 

100 yd. dash — Bowdoin: McWilliams, Hodg- 
kins, Webber, Bond, Balfe, Pirnie, Simonton, C. 
Wyman, L. Wyman ; Bates : Small, Butler, House, 
Hobbs, Donald, Fiske, Nash, Connors, Davis. 

220 yd. dash — Bowdoin : Hodgkins, Ireland, 
Webber, Bond, Balfe, Pirnie, Simonton, C. Wy- 
man, L. Wyman; Bates: Small, Butler, House, 
Hobbs, Fiske, Connors, Davis, Syrene, Clififord, 

440 yd. dash — Bowdoin : McWilliams, Stetson, 

Bird, Ireland, Bond, Crosby, Humphrey, Gray, 
Simonton, L. Wyman; Bates: Connors, Mans- 
field, Syrene, W. Neville, Knight, Clifford, 
Boober, Boothby, Lawrence, Ballard. 

880 yd. run — Bowdoin: McWilliams, Stetson, 
Sayward, Crosby, Fillmore, Humphrey, Gray, 
Hildreth, L. Wyman, O'Donnell; Bates: Mans- 
field, Adams, Snow, Carter, Syrene, DeWolfe, 
W. Doe, W. Neville, Pickard, Holmes, Knight. 

Mile run — Bowdoin: Babcock, Crosby, Fill- 
more, Noyes, Gray, Hildreth, Cutler, Johnson, 
Bacon, Sayward ; Bates : Mansfield, Adams, 
Snow, Carter, W. Doe, DeWolfe, W. Lane, Web- 
ber, Pickard, Holmes. 

Two mile run — Bowdoin : Cutler, Bacon, Bab- 
cock, Crosby, Fillmore, Noyes ; Bates : Doe, De- 
Wolfe, W. Lane, Webber, Pickard, Holmes, Stett- 
backer, Swett, Sanford, Stimpson. 

120 yd. hurdles — Bowdoin: Fuller, Smith, Web- 
ber, White, Savage, H. S. Young; Bates: Con- 
nors, Quimby, Boyd, Benvie, Coleman, Steady, 
Cummings, Stillman, Keaney, Stimson. 

220 yd. hurdles — Bowdoin : Floyd, Fuller, Web- 
ber, Savage, H. S. Young; Bates: Connors, Hum- 
phrey, Boyd, Benvie, Coleman, Steady, Cum- 
mings, Stillman, Keaney, Stimson. 

Broad jump — Bowdoin : Smith, Floyd, Wood, 
Sampson, Balfe, White, Rickard, Simonton, C. 
Wyman ; Bates : Fiske, Boyd, Benvie, Steady, 
Keaney, Stimson, Fowler, Blanchard, Baker, 

High jump — Bowdoin: Webber, Wood, White, 
Rickard, Penning, Pirnie, Savage ; Bates : Rol- 
lins, Quimby, Boyd, Keaney, Stimson, Pinkham, 
Gibbs, Spratt, Drew, Johnston. 

Pole vault — Bowdoin: McKenney, Sampson, 
Smith, H. S. Young, Penning, Ripley, Peacock; 
Bates: Tucker, Goodwin, Thayer. 

Shot put — Bowdoin : Austin, B. Moulton, Lead- 
better, Campbell, Colbath, Oliver, McConaughy, 
H. A. Young, Warren, Hanson ; Bates : Butler, 
Quimby, Boyd, Stillman, Pinkham, Spratt, De- 
Wever, Pedbereznak, Witham, Lord. 

Hammer — Bowdoin: Austin, B. Moulton, Lead- 
better, Campbell, Colbath, Oliver, McConaughy, 
H. A. Young, Warren, Hanson; Bates: Quimby, 
Stillman, Pinkham, DeWever, Doe, Ross, Bou- 
telle. Hall, Pedbereznak, Clifford. 

Discus — Bowdoin: Austin, B. Moulton, Lead- 
better, Campbell, Colbath, Oliver, McConaughy, 
H. A. Young, Warren, Hanson; Bates: Quimby, 
Boyd, Stimson, DeWever, Stillman, Pinkham, 
Witham, Doe. 

The referee will be W. W. Bolster of Lewiston. 
Allan G. Ireland will be starter, and Koughan '15, 
clerk of course. 



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Alumni Editor 


Bela W. Norton, 1918, The Othei Colleges 

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Robert G. Albion, 1918, On The Campus 

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William S. Cormack, 1917 
Donald W. Philbrick, 1917 
Frank E. Noyes, 1917 
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Percy F. Crane, 1917, Assistant Manager 

Clarence H. Crosby, 1917, Assistant Manager 

Entered at Post- Office at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter 

Vol. XLV. APRIL 20, 1915 

No. 3 

"Talking It Up" 

The Orient prints in another column a letter 
from a group of alumni who saw the recent Bow- 
doin-Harvard game, and who were disgusted, 
they say, by the running fire of conversation 
which the Bowdoin team employed to support its 
pitchers. This form of encouragement will be 
found in nearly every baseball team, and it is 
doubtless true that it does in some measure aid the 
pitcher as well as instill life and enthusiasm into 
the other members of the team, but it is also true 
that such talk may be carried too far, that it may 
border upon cheap professionalism, that it may be 
offensive to spectators, and that it may distract 
the players' attention. If it is carried too far, 
then it should be dropped at once, or at least ap- 
preciably restricted. 

Bowdoin teams have been proud to claim rec- 
ords of fairness and sportsmanship, and Bowdoin 
teams of the present are eager to maintain the 
reputation of the past. If Bowdoin has been 
guilty of employing this "chatter" to undue limits, 
then it rests with those in charge of baseball to 
set more reasonable limits. We join with these 
alumni in recommending the curtailment of vocal 
support given by the members of the team and 
feel confident that the captain and coach, or those 
in whose province it may lie, will give the matter 
a serious and just consideration. 

Courses Leading- to the Law 

We have received from a graduate, now a stu- 
dent at Boston University Law School, a letter 
regarding courses designed to train men for the 
law, and to give those who are considering the 
law an idea of the nature of the principles of the 
profession. Bowdoin has sent many of its grad- 
uates into the law, and some of them have 
achieved success far better than the average. 
This proposal to add such courses is surely worth 
the attention of the college. 

We cannot agree with Mr. Locke, however, 
that courses of this sort are necessary for the 
embryonic lawyer or that the college curriculum 
as now constituted does not give undergraduates 
a liberal conception of law. The college offers 
courses in History and Economics which should 
and do give a general view of the nature of the 
law, while courses in Argumentation and Debat- 
ing give opportunity for oral argument and prac- 
tice in forensic construction. No theology is 
taught here ; no medicine is taught here outside 
the Medical School of Maine, which has grown 
to be distinct from the academic department and 
which is open only to those who have entered se- 
riously upon the study of medicine. In other 
words, the stiident of theology or medicine pro- 
vides his foundation in college ; he seeks the ac- 
tual training for his profession in graduate 
school. Furthermore, it should be remembered 
that it is the province of the college to furnish 
that mental machinery which enables the individ- 
ual to grasp and retain material taught in techni- 
cal schools ; it cannot be said that the college 
should give elementary courses for professional 
schools. The college should not make itself a 

And finally, Mr. Locke mentions the fact that 
college graduates proceed to the study of the law 
ignorant of its technical details, such as the tort 
and the contract. What is the law school for but 
the study of these technicalities ? They belong 


distinctly to the law school. The medical student, 
at the beginning of his course, does not know the 
names of the bones or muscles, or how to treat a 
sprain or fracture. He goes to medical school to 
learn them, just as the law student goes to law 
school to learn the law. 

If courses in law were to be included in the 
curriculum, or if courses leading up to the law 
were to be given in addition to those in History 
and Economics already mentioned, their chief 
value would come in another connection, which 
Mr. Locke mentions, but as a consideration of 
only minor importance. This is the worth of such 
courses to those who do not enter the law. While 
the average man may have a general knowledge 
of the law he has no conception of the details. 
An understanding of the validity of contracts 
would prove valuable to him. The Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology has a course in commer- 
cial law of marked advantage to its graduates, 
often parties to contracts. For the business man, 
then, a smattering of the law gained in college is 
worth while. 

But the man who intends to make law his pro- 
fession should provide a foundation in Economics 
and History and select a good law school where, 
under expert instruction, he can master the depths 
of his chosen work. If his inclination toward the 
law is but a whim, and if he has not taken advan- 
tage of what the college offers, then failure in 
law school can be laid at his own door. But if his 
intention is serious and if he does avail himself 
of his opportunities to secure an ample back- 
ground along the lines previously mentioned, then 
he should be able to form a reasonable conception 
of the law, and to decide whether or not he is 
fitted for the profession. 


The following men have been chosen captains 
of the fraternity baseball teams: Alpha Delta 
Phi, Bamford 'i6; Beta Chi, Hone '17; Bowdoin 
Club, Coombs '15; Beta Theta Pi, Cooley '15; 
Delta Kappa Epsilon, Balfe, special; Delta Upsi- 
lon, Grierson '16; Kappa Sigma, Somers '15; 
Theta Delta Chi, Wood '16; Psi Upsiloh, Keene 
'17; and Zeta Psi, Kuhn '15. 


The interfraternity baseball season opened last 
Friday with a decisive defeat of the - Bowdoin 
Club by Delta Upsilon, 14-2. The game was 
played in a drizzling rain which made fast work 
difficult, and the contest only went five innings; 
For 'D. U. the whole team' played well together, 
the battei'y, Grierson and Peacock, working ex- 
ceptiorially well. For the Bowdoin Club, 

Schwartz fielded a pretty game, while Larrabee 
batted well. 

The score : 

12345 T 

D- U I 3 3 I 6—14 

B. C ; . . . 2 o o — 2 

Batteries — Grierson and Peacock ; H. Thomas 
and Penning. Umpire, Holt. 


Final arrangements are complete for the 
Spring Rally tomorrow night in Memorial Hall. 
This is probably the last of the rallies and it is 
especially important that all the fellows attend, 
for it marks the final send-ofif for all spring- 
sports. Those who will speak are Dr. Whittier, 
Dean Sills, Coach Coogan and McKenney '15. 
The entertainment will consist of music by the 
College Band, Quintet, and Mandolin Club, and a 
skit by Biggers '17. The refreshments will be 
there in quantity and quality. Let everybody 
come out and give baseball, track and tennis a 
big start. 



Thursday evening, April 22, at the Cumber- 
land Theatre, the Brunswick Dramatic Club will 
give its first open performance of the year, pre- 
senting the three-act comedy, "Green Stockings." 
Professor Files has been coaching the players. 
Professors Files and Bell, Mr. Langley, Mr. Fur- 
bish, Little '16 and Scott '18 are members of the 

Wednesday evening the Bowdoin College Band 
gave its first concert from, the band stand under 
the Thorndike Oak. For an hour, from seven to 
eight, the band entertained delightfully the small 
crowd that gathered. It is hoped with warmer 
weather to continue these concerts which will un- 
doubtedly prove popular among the students and 



Editor of the Bowdoin Orient: 

As the spokesman for half a dozen Bowdoin. 
graduates who watched with interest the ' Bow- 
doin-Harvard game at Cambridge, may I have a. 
little space in your columtis?''- 

It was not hard to overlook- the occasional' 
looseness and' lapses of the Bowdoin' nine in the 
field arid at the bat, for the first game is hardly 


the time to expect perfect work even when we 
have the wonderful Hyde Athletic Building in 
which to develop the nine. For that fnatter, the 
game showed that we have the material for a 
splendid team when Coach Coogan shakes it into 
shape and steadies it down. But why, O why, was 
it thought necessary or desirable to mar the game 
by the incessant, meaningless, futile chatter that 
our men indulged in when in the field? Why 
"talk it up" every minute, even at the expense of 
failing to keep eyes and mind on the game ? Why 
keep up a practice that savors only of cheap pro- 
fessionalism and not at all of clean, amateur 
sport ? 

When our team took the field for the first time 
and seven or eight of the nine men broke out in 
that inane cackling of "That er boy !" "Make 
him hit !" "You're in !" "We've got him for 
you !" and a score of similar exclamations min- 
gled together and repeated over and over num- 
berless times — when this happened there was a 
ripple of amusement and a grunt of disgust 
throughout the crowd in the grandstand. Said a 
gentleman behind us to the lady with him, "Yes, 
some of the teams from the little colleges keep up 
that sort of thing, but the university teams are 
all dropping it. It is not much above muckerism 
and it serves no purpose — though I suppose they 
think it does." And we had to writhe in silence, 
knowing that he told the truth. 

At first it was somewhat amusing; then it got 
tiresome, and finally maddening. It sounded like 
a crow convention, or a flock of hysterical hens 
or a chorus of frogs in a swamp — anything but a 
g'roup of college men in an athletic contest. But 
aside from the effect on the spectators, which of 
course is not the main thing in a baseball game, 
■did all the confusing and meaningless running 
fire of comment and advice help the players? 
Somebody suggested that perhaps it was designed 
to steady the pitcher and assure him that the team 
was properly behind him. But of all the men who 
faced Harvard the Freshman pitcher was obvi- 
ously the one least in need of steadying. He 
pitched exceedingly well in the face of disheart- 
ening support. And part of the poor support, so 
it certainly seemed to the spectators, was due to 
the fact that his fellow players were so busy giv- 
ing him unnecessary advice and encouragement 
that they neglected their own duties. One base- 
man, who talked steadily, was twice caught nap- 
ping when the ball was snapped to him and on 
both occasions runs followed. In all the confu- 
sion it was impossible for anybody on the field to 
hear the commands of the captain or other player 
in authority. There was no such trouble- when 

the Harvard nine was in the field, for there was 
no talking then except by the man who had some- 
thing to say. 

Other university and college teams, like Har- 
vard, are giving up the continual chatter as a 
part of baseball. In fact, there is nothing in the 
big league games on any such a scale of volume 
and continuousness. It is something apart from 
legitimate coaching or the giving of necessary 
commands and advice. It does not bother oppo- 
nents. It cannot help the team 'that indulges in 
it. If all the other Maine college teams do it, so 
much better Bowdoin's opportunity to set the 
right example and do the right thing as it often 
has before. 

Old Player. 

Boston University Law School 

Boston, Mass., April 14, 1915. 
To the Editor of the Orient: 

Although the present day emphasis is upon the 
production of the useful citizen through a liberal 
education it is a recognized function of the col- 
lege to provide preliminary training for its stu- 
dents who contemplate the study of the profes- 
sions, as the term is popularly employed. 

Bowdoin graduates each year a considerable 
number of men who enter the professions. To 
the prospective physician courses in Comparative 
Anatomy, Embryology, Organic and Physiologi- 
cal Chemistry are offered; for the divine in the 
making there are given courses in Philosophy, 
Psycholog}' and Biblical Literature; the would- 
be teacher finds special training in the course in 
Education; the sometime civil, mechanical, elec- 
trical or chemical engineer turns to the advanced 
courses in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics 
before going to the school of technology. What 
does Bowdoin offer to the student who proposes 
sometime to wield the power of making, inter- 
preting and unmaking our laws, the man who in- 
tends to study law ? Not a course which can give 
him even the history or meaning of the subject of 
the profession, let alone particular preliminary 
training for its study. 

What is the result? Brilliant and serious- 
minded men go out from Bowdoin to the study of 
law without having obtained from the college a 
conception of what it really is that they are about 
to study and, consequently, without having had 
opportunity to judge if they are fitted and with- 
out having had the essential preliminary study if 
they are fitted. They proceed to the study of the 
law, many not knowing a tort from a contract, 
confident from success in public speaking and de- 
bating which seems to them to foretell aptitude in 



that unknown, the Law, and encouraged in that 
unfortunate delusion by the college. These men 
I divide into three classes. There is the man who 
takes office training before going to law school. 
He doesn't find whether he is suitable for the law 
but he does find if the law is suitable to him, and 
whatever his conclusion is in that respect he hesi- 
tates to turn back. Then there is the man who 
goes directly to law school and happily is by mind 
and temperament fitted for the law. He escapes 
the danger of an ill chosen profession but he suf- 
fers from the lack of training. The law school 
plunges the man into absorbing work, assuming 
that the college has performed its duty in provid- 
ing' a background. The third man is martyr to 
the college. He goes directly to law school with 
a good brain, serious purpose, confidence and am- 
bition. Unhappily he is not fitted by mind and 
temperament for the law. He falls in law school, 
dazed by his failure, or he overcomes his handi- 
cap in a measure and makes a mediocre and un- 
satisfied lawyer. 

What is the remedy? The addition to Bow- 
doin's curriculum of courses designed to give the 
student an idea of the source, history and practice 
of the law. The selection of the concrete courses 
is an easy matter once the principle is recognized. 
Courses in Jurisprudence, Blackstone, Constitu- 
tional Law, and Practice similar to those now 
given in other colleges are suggested. These 
courses would serve two purposes. They would 
tell the student what the profession really is and 
give him opportunity to test himself in the study 
of its principles, thereby obviating the danger of 
an ill-chosen profession. They would give him in 
addition the training in the fundamentals of the 
law that will enable him to take up the work in 
law school understandingly. 

Precedents are wanted of course. Many of the 
better colleges give such courses, among them 
Middlebury and Dartmouth. The universities of- 
fer them. I have not taken time to compile sta- 
tistics on this point but I will do so and forward 

An objection that such courses are of use only 
to a comparatively small number of men is not 
valid. Is a general idea of the history, principles 
and modern operation of the law of less value to 
the general student than a course in Embryology 
or Integral Calculus? 

The innovation would not involve undue ex- 
pense. Two lawyers, the one typifying the stu- 
dent and scholar, the other emphasizing the prac- 
tical practitioner could handle the work in ideal 
manner. One lawyer could do it. 

The need of these courses has been vividly im- 

pressed upon me by the observation of Bowdoin 
men in law school and of men who have enjoyed 
the advantages of such courses in other colleges, 
as well as in part by my own experience. I do 
not expect the immediate sympathy and under- 
standing of those who have not gone through the 
mill. The purpose of this letter is accomplished 
if I have in some degree brought to the serious 
consideration of undergraduates, alumni and fac- 
ulty the need of such courses and the duty of 
Bowdoin to offer them. 

Yours truly, 

Herbert E. Locke, 
Class of 1912. 

mitf) tt)e JFacultp 

Professor Brown took part in "Kitty Mackay," 
presented by the Portland Players last week at 
the Jefferson Theatre in Portland. 

Mr. Wilder will represent Bowdoin at the an- 
nual meeting of the New England College Libra- 
rians to be held at Trinity College, April 23-24. 

Mr. Joseph Davis, instructor in Economics at 
Bowdoin during the college year 1912-13, is 
spending the spring vacation with his brother. 
Professor William H. Davis. Mr. Davis is now 
on the Harvard University faculty. 

Last Friday Mr. Langley was a judge in a de- 
bate between Rumford Ealls High School and 
Maine Central Institute. This debate was one of 
the finals in the Bates Debating League. 

2Dn tU Campus 

Preston '17 left college Tuesday on account of 

The "hang-over" scholarships were granted 
last week. 

The Freshman class squad had its picture taken 
last week. 

Hyde '08 and Sanford '11 were on the campus 
last week. 

Shorey '04 and Hagar '13 were on the campus 
last week. 

E. W. Freeman, Esq., '85 was a visitor at col- 
lege Sunday. 

MacCormick '15 spoke at the Augusta Y. M. 
C. A. Sunday. 

April 21 has been set as the last day for paying 
semester bills. 

The Delta Upsilon fraternity will hold its an- 
nual house party May 7 and 8. 

Derby '18 and Stearns '18 have withdrawn 
from the cast of "As You Like It." 

"Major" Slocum '13 attended the Theta Delta 



Chi banquet, Portland, Friday night. 

Senior canes appeared last Wednesday. Caps 
and gowns next — and then diplomas. 

Purington '12 who is specializing in physics at 
Harvard was on the campus Friday. 

Juniors are requested to pay their Ivy dues be- 
fore May 15 to the members of the Ivy Commit- 

The campus flags were at half-mast Thursday 
for the 50th anniversary of Lincoln's assassina- 

The tennis courts about the campus have been 
undergoing their annual renovation the past 

Joyce '18 and Matthews '18 have reported as 
candidates for assistant manager of the Bowdoin 
Publishing Co. 

The first Beta Chi pledge buttons appeared last 
week. The buttons are of a shield shape in 
black, white and gold. 

Gibson '11, who is a medic at Harvard, was on 
the campus Friday. Gibson is on his way to San 
Francisco to bring back a bride. 

Call '18 is the only candidate as yet for assist- 
ant manager of the Masque and Gown, and Derby 
'18 is a candidate for property man. 

Twenty major and 61 minor warnings were 
given out Tuesday. There will be a final review 
of classes for first year men on May 3. 

Tickets for the Bates meet go on sale in the 
managers' room from 1.30 to 3.30 this afternoon. 
The Blanket Tax covers the admission. Each 
man will be allowed any number of tickets. 

Portland High School and Edward Little High 
School will debate here Friday for the champion- 
ship of their division in the Bowdoin Interschol- 
astic League. Keegan '15 and Hescock '16 are 
coaching the respective teams. 

The Theta Delta Chi Association of Western 
Maine held its third annual banquet at the Con- 
gress Square Hotel in Portland, Friday evening. 
About 25 were present, the majority being Bow- 
doin men. Leon V. Walker '03 was reelected 
president, and Leon H. Smith, vice-president of 
the association. Livingstone '15, Stearns '18 and 
Albion '18 represented Eta Charge. 

A religious census of the members of the 
Freshman class shows that 64 of the- 136 are 
church members, 62 have denominational prefer- 
ence and 10 others have no choice. Of the de- 
nominations represented, the Congregationalists 
stand first with 41 ; Baptists aiid Episcopalians, 
16 each; Methodists, 15; Universalists, 10; Cath- 
olics, 9 ; Presbyterians, 6 ; and other- denomina- 
tions, 13. Seven are ministers' sons. 



20. A. D's. vs. Betas. 

21. Spring Rally. 

T. D's. vs. B. X's. 

22. Psi U's. vs. Dekes. 

Brunswick Dramatic Club at the Cumber- 

23. Trinity at Hartford. 

24. Dual Meet with Bates at Brunswick, 
Wesleyan at Middletown. 

27. Zetes vs. A. D's. 

28. Hebron vs. Bowdoin 2nd at Hebron. 
30. D. U's. vs. B. X's. 

Beta Theta Pi, Kappa Sigma, Theta Delta 
Chi house parties. 
I. Maine at Brunswick. 

alumni Department 

£.f-'85. — Alanson M. Phelps, a former member 
of the Melrose Board of Aldermen, and for many 
years a practicing attorney in Boston, died April 
13 at his home in Melrose, Massachusetts, aged 
fifty-one years. Death was from heart trouble. 
Mr. Phelps was born in Dedham, Maine, and at- 
tended Bowdoin and Williams Colleges. After 
practicing law for a few years in Ellsworth, 
Maine, he went to Boston as manager of a type- 
writer business. Later, he returned to the prac- 
tice of law in Boston, and had since continued in 
it. He was a member of the Boston City Club, 
the Wyoming Lodge of Masons, and the Melrose 
Highlands Club. Of the last he was once presi- 
dent. His wife and one son survive him. 

Medic. '63. — Dr. Benjamin F. Sturgis, for 
many years a leader among the physicians of An- 
droscoggin County, died March 31 at his home in 
Auburn, Maine. Dr. Sturgis was born in Gorham 
Oct. 28, 1837. He attended Maine State Semi- 
nary, Harvard University and the Maine Medical 
School. He was an assistant surgeon in the 19th 
Maine during the Civil War. After the war he 
located at New Gloucester,' coming to Auburn in 
October, 1867. He has been president of the An- 
droscoggin Medical Association and surgeon on 
the staff of the Central Maine General Hospital. 
In 1874 and 1875, and again in 1913, he was a 
member of the Maine legislature, and in 1876-77, 
a member of the State Senate. In 1884 and 1885 
he was Mayor of Auburn. He was a director of 
the National Shoe and Leather Bank. He has 
been a United States pension examiner from 1869 
to his death, with the exceptiori of four years. 
He was a Mason and has served as trustee of the 



Auburn Home for Aged Women. 

In 1859 Dr. Sturgis married Mary Ellen Ham- 
mond of New Gloucester. They had three chil- 
dren, of whom Alfred Sturgis of Portland sur- 
vives. In 1870 Dr. Sturgis married Priscilla Jane 
Brooks of Lewiston, who died in 1904. Three 
sons, Dr. John Sturgis of Auburn, Dr. B. F. Stur- 
gis, Jr., of Salem, Mass., and Dr. Carl B. Sturgis 
of Augusta survive ; also three brothers, John I. 
Sturgis of New Gloucester, William P. Sturgis of 
Brooklyn, N. Y., and James E. Sturgis of Wich- 
ita, Kan. 

'03. — Harrie L. Webber has been reappointed 
judge of the Auburn Alunicipal Court. 

'08. — Arthur H. Ham, director of the Loan Di- 
vision of Russell Sage Foundation, New York, 
has issued the report of the year's work of the 
National Federation of Remedial Loan Associa- 
tions. Mr. Ham is chairman of the Legislation 
Committee of this association by whose agency 
36 societies have been formed in various cities to 
meet the needs of the small borrower. "Interest 
has been aroused in nearly every state and even 
in Melbourne, a society modelled on ours is in 
successful operation." Robie R. Stevens '06 is 
manager of the New York Chattel Loan Society. 

'11. — Philip H. Hansen of St. Paul, Minn., was 
married April 7 to Miss Emma May Denny of 

'12. — The second annual report of the class of 
1912, issued April 15 by William A. MacCormick, 
the class secretary, shows the members to be en- 
gaged in the following pursuits : business, 42 ; 
graduate work, 22 ; medicine, 9 ; law, 8 ; science, 
2; theology, i ; history, I ; teaching, 16; law prac- 
tice, 3; ministry, 3 ; Y. M. C. A. work, i ; private 
secretary, i ; newspaper work, i ; farming, 3. The 
men are located in the following states : Maine, 
44; Massachusetts, 26; New York, 5; New Hamp- 
shire, 2 ; Vermont, 2 ; Connecticut, 2 ; Maryland, 
2 ; Texas, 2 ; Michigan, South Dakota, Pennsyl- 
vania, Washington, Alabama, Louisiana, Minne- 
sota, Rhode Island and Panama, I each. 

'13. — Stanley F. Dole is treasurer of the firm of 
Dole and Lewis, manufacturing confectioners, 
at Chelsea, Mass. 

'14. — Herbert W. Ashby is writing for the 
Salem (Massachusetts) Evening News under the 
heading of "The Man About Town." 


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NO. 4 


Bowdoin walked away from Bates in the dual 
meet held on Whittier Field, Saturday, scoring 82 
points to the Garnet's 44. Bowdoin's strength 
was the field events, while the visitors showed up 
well in the dashes. The chilly weather was not 
favorable for record breaking although Burleigh 
Moulton bettered the state record of 126 feet in 
the discus by one and three-quarters inches. 

Bowdoin captured the quarter and the two 
mile, while the half and the mile went to Bates. 
Savage '18 won both hurdle events. McWilliams 
'15 made a splendid spurt in the quarter and broke 
the tape just ahead of Crosby '17. In the two 
mile, Irving commenced his spurt in the seventh 
lap instead of the eighth, but managed to finish 
just ahead of Lane, the leading Bates runner. 
Cutler landed third in the two mile after a pretty 

Coach Magee's men outclassed the Bates men 
in nearly everything but the dashes, where Small 
and Butler starred. Bates won but a second and 
a third in all the field events. 

Leadbetter was the highest point winner of the 
meet, with first place in the hammer throw and 
shot put and second in the discus. Savage was 
second, winning the 120 yard and 220 yard hur- 

100- Yard Dash — Trials : First heat won by C. 
E. Wyman, Bowdoin; second, Butler, Bates. 
Time, 10 3-5 seconds. Second heat won by Small, 
Bates; second, Balfe, Bowdoin. Time, 102-5 
seconds. Final heat won by Butler, Bates; sec- 
ond, tie between C. E. Wyman, Bowdoin, and 
Small, Bates. Time, 10 2-5 seconds. 

220- Yard Dash — Trials : First heat won by 
Butler, Bates ; second, Pirnie, Bowdoin. Time, 
24 seconds. Second heat won by Small, Bates ; 
second, Balfe, Bowdoin. Time, 24 seconds. Final 
heat won by Small, Bates; second, Butler, Bates; 
third, Pirnie, Bowdoin. Time, 23 2-5 seconds. 

440-Yard Dash — Won by McWilliams, Bow- 
doin; second, Crosby, Bowdoin; third, Connors, 
Bates. Time, 54 seconds. 

880-Yard Run — Won by Mansfield, Bates; sec- 
ond, Sayward, Bowdoin ; third, A. B. Stetson, 
Bowdoin. Time, 2 minutes, 5 1-5 seconds. 

One Mile Run — Won by W. Lane, Bates; sec- 

ond. Cutler, Bowdoin ; third, Fillmore, Bowdoin. 
Time, 4 minutes, 40 4-5 seconds. 

Two Mile Run — Won by Irving, Bowdoin ; sec- 
ond, W. Lane, Bates; third, Cutler, Bowdoin. 
Time, 10 minutes, 14 3-5 seconds. 

120- Yard Hurdles — Trials : First heat won by 
Savage, Bowdoin ; second, Coleman, Bates. Time, 
17 1-5 seconds. Second heat won by Boyd, Bates;, 
second, Webber, Bowdoin. Time, 18 1-5 seconds. 
Final heat won by Savage, Bowdoin ; second,. 
Webber, Bowdoin; third, Boyd, Bates. Time, 17 

220- Yard Hurdles — Trials : First heat, tie be- 
tween Quimby, Bates, and Webber, Bowdoin. 
Time, 28 2-5 seconds. Second heat won by Sav- 
age, Bowdoin ; second, Boyd, Bates, Time, 29 
seconds. Final heat won by Savage, Bowdoin; 
second, Quimby, Bates ; third, Webber, Bowdoin. 
Time, 26 2-5 seconds. 

High Jump — Won by Wood, Bowdoin, 5 feet,, 
6 3-4 inches ; second, White, Bowdoin, 5 feet, 5 3-4 
inches ; third, tie among Stinson, Pinkham and 
Gibbs, all of Bates, 5 feet, 4 3-4 inches. 

Broad Jump — Won by Keaney, Bates, 21 feet,. 
4 3-4 inches ; second, Smith, Bowdoin, 21 feet,, 
I inch ; third, Floyd, Bowdoin, 20 feet, 6 1-4. 

Pole Vault — First place tie between McKenney,. 
Bowdoin, and Sampson, Bowdoin, 10 feet, 3- 
inches ; third. Drew, Bates, 9 feet, 9 inches. 

Shot Put — Won by Leadbetter, Bowdoin, 38' 
feet, 8 5-8 inches ; second, DeWever, Bates, 3& 
feet, 3 3-4 inches ; third, J. B. Moulton, Bowdoin,. 
32 feet, I 3-4 inches. 

Hammer Throw — Won by Leadbetter, Bow- 
doin, 137 feet, II 1-2 inches; second, Colbath,. 
Bowdoin, 113 feet, 9 inches; third, J. B. Moulton,. 
Bowdoin, 102 feet, i 3-4 inches. 

Discus Throw — Won by J. B. Moulton, Bow- 
doin, 126 feet, 13-4 inches; second, Leadbetter, 
Bowdoin, 119 feet; third, Quimby, Bates, 109' 
feet, 9 3-4 inches. 


In a gruelling 13-inning contest Bowdoin lost 
to Trinity Friday afternoon, i-o. The game was; 
well-played and full of exciting situations. Both 
Eraser and Baker were well supported, Eraser 



showing a good deal of ability in the pinches. In 
the eleventh, with the bases filled, he struck out 
two batters and saved a score. Up to the nth 
inning- only two hits were secured on his delivery. 
Bowdoin had frequent opportunities to score, but 
inability to combine hits off Baker prevented the 
necessary run. 

The unfortunate break came in the thirteenth. 
Murray, batting first for Trinity, hit a two-bag- 
ger. Pendleton was sent in to pitch, but a scratch 
hit and an error filled the bases with no one out. 
Pendleton then sent a low, wide shoot, which got 
away from Bradford, and Murray scored. 

Donnell batted well for Bowdoin, while in the 
field McElwee and Eaton played well. Denning 
at the bat and Shelley in the field, starred for 
Trinity. Eraser and Baker both pitched good 

The score: 


ab r bh po a e 

Phillips, If 6 o o I o- o 

Donnell, 2b 6 o 2 2 2 o 

McElwee, ss 4 o o 4 4 i 

Goodskey, cf 5 o o 3 o o 

Chapman, 3b 5 o i 2 2 o 

Eaton, lb 4 o i 13 o i 

Woodman, rf . . . . 5 o i i o o 

Bradford, c 4 o 10 i 

Eraser, p S o o 2 i 

Pendleton, p o o o 

ball, McElwee. Wild pitch, Pendleton. Time, 
2h., 20m. Umpire, McCarthy. 


44 o S 36 II 3 


ab r bh po a e 

Murray, ss 6 i i 4 o o 

McKay, 2b 6 o 2 i 6 o 

Gillooly, 3b S o I I 4 I 

Carpenter, c I o o I o 

Denning, cf 5 O 2 I o O 

Lambert, rf 5 o o 2 o o 

Brand, If 4 o I 2 o o 

Shelley, lb 3 o o 16 o o 

Baker, p 5 o o i 4 i 

Wooley, c 4 o o 10 i o 

^Schmidt o o o o o 

Totals 44 I 7 39 iS 2 

*Batted for Wooley in 13th inning. 

Innings : 
Trinity oooooooooooo i — I 

Run made by Murray. Two base hit, Murray. 
Stolen bases, Bradford, Donnell, Woodman, 
Lambert, Gillooly, McKay. Base on balls, by 
Eraser 4, by Baker. Struck out, by Eraser 10, by 
Baker 10. Sacrifice hit, Eaton. Hit by pitched 


On Saturday Bowdoin was defeated by the 
strong Wesleyan team at Middletown, 5 to 3. 
For six innings the Connecticut team held the 
Bowdoin nine scoreless, while they scored four 
runs. In the seventh inning the Bowdoin team 
rallied and helped by the errors of the Wesleyan 
infield, scored twice. Goodskey and McElwee 
were the men to bring in these runs. In the 
eighth, McElwee scored again and things were 
looking towards a Bowdoin victory when Tan- 
ning, Wesleyan's pitcher, saved the day for the 
home team by knocking out a home run. The 
fielding of both teams was loose at times. Pendle- 
ton pitched well for seven innings and Stanley 
finished the game. In the fourth inning Wesleyan 
was retired on three pitched balls. Lanning 
starred for Wesleyan, making three of their hits 
and scoring three runs. 

The score : 


ab r bh po a e 

Lanning, p 4 3 3 o 3 

C. Stanley, cf 3 i o i o 

Beeman, 3b 3 o I o I o 

Kenan, If 4 i i 2 o o 

Stookey, rf 4 o i 2 o o 

Markthaler, ib . . . 3 o o 7 2 

Chapin, c 4 o o 13 i 

Becker, ss 3 o i 2 o 2 

Harmon, 2b 3 o o 4 I 

Totals 31 5 7 27 9 5 


ab r bh po a e 

Phillips, If 4 o o I o 

Donnell, 2b 3 o I 3 3 

McElwee, ss 3 2 o i i o 

Goodskey, cf 4 i i 2 o o 

Chapman, 3b 3 i 2 o 2 

Eaton, lb 4 o 2 9 i o 

Woodman, rf 4 o o 2 o 

Bradford, c 4 o i 5 i i 

Pendleton, p 2 o o i 4 o 

E. Stanley, p i o o o o 

Totals 32 3 5 24 10 6 

Innings : 

Wesleyan 11 00200 I x — 5 

Bowdoin o o o o o o 2 i — 3 

Home run, Lanning. Sacrifice hits, Beeman, 
E. Stanley. Stolen bases, Becker, Lanning, Mc- 
Elwee 2, Goodskey. First on balls, off Lanning 



I, off E. Stanley i. Struck out, by Lanning 12, 
by Pendleton 3, by Stanley i. Time, 1:40. Um- 
pire, McCarthy. 

Beta Theta Pi 7, Alpha Delta Phi 6 
In a close and well-played game Beta Theta Pi 
•defeated Alpha Delta Phi in the second game of 
the interfraternity baseball series. The A. D's. 
managed to score two runs in their half of the 
first inning, but the Betas overcame this lead 
quickly, scoring three runs. From that time on 
the Betas kept ahead, although the A. D's. almost 
managed to bring home a victory when they made 
two runs in the last inning. But with the score 
tied the Betas hit hard and brought across the 
necessary run. The score : 

I 2 3 4 5 T 

A. D's 2 2 2 — 6 

Betas 3 2 I o i — 7 

Batteries — Woodman '16 and Robie '16; C. 
Brown '15 and Coyne '18. Umpire, Keene '17. 
Theta Delta Chi 19, Beta Chi 18 

Early Wednesday morning Theta Delta Chi 
beat Beta Chi by the score of 19 to 18.. Owing 
to the chilly air, skilful handling of the ball was 
difficult, many errors resulting. The T. D's. 
were able to secure the lead, which they held 
during the entire game. Wood of the T. D. 
team turned in some fine plays, while Howard 
shone for the B. X's. The score : 

1234567 T 
T. D's 2 2 6 I 3 4 I — 19 

B. X's I I 2 7 I I 5 — 18 

Batteries — Beal '16 and B. Campbell '17; Cur- 
ran '18, Gordon '18 and Grant '18. Umpire, 
Nute '17. 

Psi Upsilon 8, Delta Kappa Epsilon 7 
The fraternity baseball game between Psi Upsi- 
lon and Delta Kappa Epsilon was not won until 
the last inning when Wing of the Psi U. team 
knocked out a three-base hit with three men on 
the bags. That hit ended what had proved one 
of the most interesting and best played games of 
the series. Coxe pitched a fine game for the 
Dekes, while Wing showed up well at both the 
bat and in the field. The score: 

I 2 3 4 5 6 7 T 
Psi U's o o 4 o o o 4 — 8 


.100040 2 — 7 

Batteries — Boardman '16 and Keene' '17; Coxe 

'15 and Shumway '17. Umpire, Stanwood. 

BowDoiN Club 18, Kappa Sigma 16 

In a game marked by free hitting and loose 
fielding the Bowdoin Club defeated the Kappa 

Sigs Friday afternoon, 18 to 16. The winners 
were in no way threatened except in the seventh 
when the Kappa Sigs began a desperate last in- 
ning's rally, scoring seven runs by heavy hitting. 
The game was featureless except for the all- 
round playing of Penning for the Bowdoin Club 
and R. Campbell for Kappa Sigma. The score: 
1234567 T 

B. C 6 2 o 3 5 2 o — 18 

K. S 2 2 3 o o 2 7 — 16 

Batteries — Thomas '16, Larrabea '16 and Pen- 
ning '17; Hight '16, Somers '15 and Floyd '15. 
Umpires, Leadbetter '16 and Carl, Medic '18. 
Fraternity Baseball League Standing 

Division A 

Won Lost P.C. 

Beta Theta Pi i o 

Psi Upsilon ; . I o 

Delta Kappa Epsilon i .000 

Alpha Delta Phi o i .000 

Zeta Psi — No game 

Division B 

Won Lost P.C. 

Delta Upsilon i o 

Theta Delta Chi i o 

Bowdoin Club i i .500 

Kappa Sigma i .000 

Beta Chi i .000 


The annual spring rally held Wednesda/ even- 
ing was a marked success. MacCormick '15 pre- 
sided, introducing the following speakers: Cap- 
tain McKenney '15 of the track team, George 
E. Fogg '02, Doctor Whittier, Dean Sills, Coach 
Coogan of the baseball team and Coach Campbell 
of next year's football team. The speakers all 
seemed to have every faith that Bowdoin would 
regain her foothold in athletics and put an end to 
the slump of the last few years. 

The band was at its best, and a quintet from 
the Mandolin Club, composed of Hall '15, Dem- 
mons '15, Perkins '15, Kelley '16 and Parmenter 
'17. played several selections. This was fol- 
lowed by a quartet consisting of West '15, Fuller 
'16, Hazeltine '17 and J. A. Thomas '18. Biggers 
'17 and MacDonald '18 appeared in an original 
skit, "Lay Down Your Canes." Refreshments 
consisting of ice cream cones, fancy crackers and 
cigars were served to the satisfaction of all. 
Fuller '16 led the cheering during the evening. 

The rally, on the whole, was the best in several 
years, and it was very well attended. The com- 
mittee in charge consisted of Mc Williams '15, 
Eaton '15 and Elwell '15. 




Published EVERi Tuesday of the Collegiate year by 
The BOWDOIN Publishing Company 
IN THE Interests of the Students of 



DwiGHT H. Sayward, 1916, 
Rogers M. Crehore, 1917, 
J. Glenwood Winter, 1916, 


Managing Editor 

Alumni Editor 


Bela W. Norton, 1918, The Other Colleges 

Whitney Coombs, 1918, With The Faculty 

Robert G. Albion, 1918, On The Campus 

Edward C. Hawes, 1916 
William S. Cormack, 1917 
Donald W. Philbrick, 1917 
Frank E. Noyes, 1917 
Franklin D. MacCormick, 1918 

Contributions are requested from all undergraduates 
alumni and faculty. No anonymous contributions can 
be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions should be 
addressed to the Business Manager of the Bowdoin Pub- 
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Single copies, 10 cents. 


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Business Manager 
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Entered at Post-OFtice at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matier 

Vol. XLV. 

APRIL 27, 1915 

No. 4 

Ringing the Bell 

A time-honored means of celebrating a victory, 
and practically the only means of announcing a 
victory away from home, has been the ringing of 
the chapel bell. The ringing of the bell last Sat- 
urday night could mean only one thing to those 
who heard it, — that the baseball team had de- 
feated Wesleyan. On the other hand it was Bow- 
doin that was defeated. Care should be taken in 
the future to avoid the acceptance of rumor as 
truth and the ringing of the bell when we have 
no accurate information as to the result of the 
game. A few such instances might create a sit- 
uation of wolf when there is no wolf. 

the past two or three years, whether the meet has 
been interscholastic, interclass or intercollegiate, 
many students who have no business there have 
made a practice of gathering in the dressing and 
rubbing rooms, or of dropping in, for only a min- 
ute, perhaps, to see if the men are fully equipped 
for participation in the meet. However good the 
intentions of these men are, their presence adds 
only to the confusion and excitement attendant 
upon a track meet. In baseball, the players' 
bench and the press bench are similarly afflicted. 
Those in charge of meets and games should ex- 
clude those who have no business in the locker 
rooms, even if it requires a specially appointed 
assistant manager or an able-bodied policeman. 

Use of the Training Quarters 

At nearly every track meet at Bowdoin within 

Baseball in Practice 

When Coach Coogan said at the Spring Rally 
that the baseball team lacked the fight necessary 
to a championship team he was voicing the opin- 
ion of many who have seen the team in practice. 
We do not say that the team lacks fight or does 
not work hard in a game, but we do say, and we 
think that all will agree with us who have 
watched practice for even a brief time, that fight 
is woefully lacking, and that the players accept 
practice more as a matter of course than as a 
means of bettering the team and its chances of 
success. And by fight we do not mean the stream 
of conversation criticised last week by a group of 
alumni, but the acceptance of hard work as a se- 
rious matter and the willingness to make the most 
of it. If the team is to work hard in its games 
it must work hard in practice. If we are to have 
practice it should be faithful. 

When a man makes an error he laughs, and is 
laughed at by the other men. A laugh following 
an error may be necessary to cover the supposed- 
ly ensuing disappointment and chagrin, but we 
doubt it. On most teams, even in practice, a laugh 
after an error would mean a call to the bench. 
Discipline is as necessary in practice as in the 
actual contest and its enforcement in practice 
will make easier its enforcement during a game. 

It may be that the members of the team are not 
forced to compete for their places, that their su- 
perior ability insures their positions. If this is so, 
their attitude is easily communicated to the lesser 
lights whose ambition is dimmed in consequence. 
In this case discipline alone can bring the team to 
its most efficient point. 

Within a week the state series begins, a series 
longer and harder than that of previous years. 
Four out of the first five games have been lost. 
Something is lacking. Coach Coogan was cor- 
rect ; it is the fight. 




Manager Woodman announces the following 
schedule for tennis : 

May 8 — Portland Country Club at Portland. 

May i3^Tufts at Medford. 

May 14— Massachusetts Institute of Technol- 
ogy at Cambridge. 

May 14 and 15 — Bowdoin Interscholastic 
matches at Brunswick. 

May 17, 18 and 19 — New England matches at 

May 24, 25 and 26 — Maine Intercollegiate 
matches at Brunswick. 

Last Thursday afternoon in the debating room 
at Hubbard Hall seven Seniors competed to rep- 
resent Bowdoin in the New England Oratorical 
League contest. President Hyde, and Professors 
Mitchell and Davis were the judges. Bacon, Cof- 
fin, Livingston, MacCormick, I. Merrill, Ramsay 
and Talbot spoke. Ramsay was picked as prin- 
cipal, and MacCormick as alternate. 

The contest is to take place at Amherst this 
year on May 6. 


The final contests in the Bowdoin Interscholas- 
tic Debating League were held in the debating 
room at Hubbard Hall Friday. In the afternoon, 
Brunswick High won from Westbrook High and 
thereby gained the championship in League B. 
Edward Little High of Auburn was unanimously 
declared the winner by the judges in the debate 
with Portland High Friday evening. The title in 
League A accordingly goes to Edward Little 

On Saturday evening, April 10, the Bowdoin 
alumni in Minneapolis and St. Paul held a ban- 
quet at which twelve of nineteen alumni of the 
Twin Cities were present. Greetings from Presi- 
dent Hyde were read and cordially received. Af- 
ter the dinner, slides, sent by the college, were 
shown and exclamations of surprise and pride at 
the present condition of the college. Yarns were 
related and memories of the past were called up 
so that altogether the evening and banquet were 
voted a success. 


The following is an abstract from the letter of 
one of Bowdoin's most true and loyal graduates, 
one who every day is forced to bring into his 
work that "Bowdoin spirit" which he acquired 

while an undergraduate here. Mr. Anand S. Hi- 
wale '09 is doing a wonderful work and one in 
which every Bowdoin man should be interested. 
"Satara, India, 
"March 15, 1915. 
"My dear Mr. McConaughy, 

"This week India is celebrating her annual fes- 
tival 'Shunaja.' Within these five days men and 
boys of all ages are at liberty to abuse anyone 
they choose and they throw dirt and colored wa- 
ter at each other. To hear from all directions the 
worst possible abuses of the men and boys is 
enough to pollute and corrupt one's mind. They 
simply become brutes. Christians will alone teach 
better and save these people. 

"Our harvest is over. The Indian hot summer 
is now in full swing. It will be trying for us all. 
We go early in the morning to visit several vil- 
lages where we get a great many people to listen, 
to our story. Summer days are dull days for us. 

"My work lies out in the district and I seldom 
get a chance to use my English. While writing 
I feel greatly embarrassed. Do you understand 
my broken English ? If you find it hard to under- 
stand it, please let me know frankly, so that I may 
take more pains to write it grammatically and 
correctly. Kindest regards to you and Bowdoirt 
men. In haste, 

"Your obedient servant, 

"A. S. HlWALE." 


Report of the Treasurer of the Bowdoin Chris- 
tian Association, 1914-1915 : 


Balance from P. J. Koughan $19 15 

College fund account 200 00 

Advertising in handbook 35 25 

A.S.B.C 151 53 

Freshman Night Committee i 28 

Total Receipts $407 21 


Northfield Convention fees $15 00 

Efficiency Conference fees 10 00 

Maine State Y. M. C. A. dues 5 00 

International Y. M. C. A. dues IS 00 

Student Conference fees 3 00 

Printing 54 95 

Stamps and postcards 27 70 

Deputation expenses 9 27 

Outside speakers' expenses 37 45 

Handbooks 118 25 

Freshmen reception 61 40 

Pejepscot work g 77 



Hiwale committee expenses 2 25 

Telephone and telegraph i 83 

Freight 2 25 

Y. M. C. A. group picture 5 00 

Janitor service 3 25 

Incidentals 10 62 

Total Expenditures $388 95 

Balance in bank 18 26 

Total $407 21 

Respectfully submitted, 

Herbert H. Foster, 

Audited, April 19, 1915. 
WiLMOT B. Mitchell, 
Faculty Auditor. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon romped away with the re- 
cent Interfraternity Track Meet. Beta Theta Pi 
was second with 34 points and the other fraterni- 
ties shared about equally the remaining points. 
Leadbetter was high point winner with three firsts 
in the weight events and Savage garnered 10 
points in the two hurdle events. The summary: 
Delta Kappa Epsilon 56, Beta Theta Pi 34, Alpha 
Delta Phi i3>4, Kappa Sigma 6, Psi Upsilon -5, 
Theta Delta Chi 3, Beta Chi 3, Bowdoin Club 2, 
Non-Fraternity 2, Delta Upsilon ij^. Zeta Psi 
failed to score. 



To the Editor of the Orient: 

Obituary resolutions are not intentionally draft- 
ed with a purpose to excite derision and laughter, 
but they sometimes do so. 

A friend of mine, whose name I will not give, 
has sent me some comments upon a series of reso- 
lutions upon the death recently of a medical stu- 
dent, who is sincerely mourned. A reference to 
the last issue of the Orient will supply the mat- 
ter on which the comment is based. My friend 
writes : 

1. I like the idea that "our Heavenly Father 
has thought it best to call from us," etc. 

2. The class "hopes to express the great sorrow 
that is ours," and therefore wanders from its 
purpose by expressing sympathy with the family. 

3. Resolved that the class "do deeply mourn" 
is in keeping with its evident purpose to leave 
nothing at loose ends. 

Several years ago I undertook a campaign in 
the Orient to persuade the members of the secret 
fraternities to show a little more originality in 

their obituary productions, and abolish all the 
wooden preambles which invariably began, 
"whereas it has pleased our Heavenly Father in 
His infinite wisdom to remove from our midst," 
and so forth. Most of that silliness has been 
dropped by all the societies. Some of them still 
end with a stereotyped "Resolved that we extend 
to the relatives and friends" etc., but on the whole 
they have done pretty well in eliminating non- 
sense and stereotyped phrases from their obituary 
productions. I hope that the reform may extend 
to the Medical School. 

If the members of the fraternity do really 
mourn a deceased brother they should take pains 
to say something about him in a dignified and 
sympathetic manner. If they do that the "fam- 
ily and friends" will be sure of their sympathy 
without their putting the sentiment in words 
which are the same on every occasion. My own 
opinion is that the best model of an obituary for 
a college fraternity is a "minute," — a brief, well- 
written expression, calling attention to the lead- 
ing points in the career of the deceased brother, 
or to his traits that secure him the love of his 
fellows, or to anything else that is personal to 
him. Above everything else there should be no 
"resolutions" and no similarity in language or in 
thought between any two notices. 

Edward Stanwood. 

Brookline, Mass., April 9. 

Cluti anD Council Sheetings 

There will be an important meeting of the De- 
bating Council in the Debating room of Hubbard 
Hall at 2.30 p. M. Thursday, April 29. This meet- 
ing will be held for the purpose of electing officers 
and for the adoption of a constitution and by- 

At a meeting of the Sophomore class last Fri- 
day it was voted that the class should hold a 
banquet this spring. Nominations for the Alex- 
ander Prize Speaking contest were also made. 
There will be a meeting of the class this after- 
noon at one o'clock in Memorial Hall to decide 
upon the details of the banquet. 

Cfte SDtber Colleges 

The petition of the University of Maine Press 
Club to establish a chapter of Sigma Delta Chi, 
the national journalism fraternity, has been ac- 
cepted, and the installation will take place at an 
early date. Sigma Delta Chi was organized to 
encourage the efforts of students who intend to 
enter journalism and only such students who ex- 
pect to enter the newspaper profession are ac- 



cepted by the fraternity. 

Plans are now on foot at Williams College to 
form an outing club similar to the movement first 
introduced at Dartmouth College, and later adopt- 
ed by other institutions. The project has matured 
so far that a tentative constitution has been 
drawn up. Devoting its attention to shooting, 
fishing, hikes and other outdoor sports, the club 
also plans to construct shelters for camping par- 
ties, to restock trout streams, to obtain resident 
hunting licenses for the students, and to hold an 
annual winter carnival. 

It is proposed to erect at New Hampshire State 
College an Elizabethan theatre, of the kind of 
playhouse that Shakespeare, IMarlowe and the 
other dramatists of the period wrote for. A 
model is now being made in the college shops by 
the instructor in woodworking. It will be used in 
the courses of history of the drama and Shake- 

Brown University has recently opened the 
$100,000 Arnold Biological Laboratory. Forty- 
two per cent, of the degrees of Ph.D. granted at 
Brown in the past ten years have been taken in 

The Dartmouth Club of Boston recently staged 
an intercollegiate smoker in Copley Hall in that 
city. Among the features of the entertainment 
was a minstrel show, the contribution of the Am- 
herst delegation. A Harvard man directed a 
burlesque grand opera, and a ballet was produced 
by a trio of Tech men. Each member of the 
Dartmouth Club was allowed to bring as his guest 
a graduate from another college. 

Among the recent events at the University 
of Maine is the organization of a Republican Club 
to promulgate the interests of the party among 
college men. 

In the new Academy building in process of con- 
struction at Exeter, there will be placed a tablet 
in memory of Dr. Harlan P. Amen, late principal 
of the Academy. President Hyde, a classmate 
of Dr. Amen, prepared the inscription, which 
reads as follows : 

In Memory of 

Harlan Page Amen, A.M., Litt.D. 

Seventh Principal of Phillips-Exeter Academy 


Upbuilder of Ideals and Resources 

Teacher and Leader of Teachers 

Helper of Boys to be Men 

Modest, Zealous, Thorough, Righteous 

He wrought with tireless hands through 
crowded days 

Like one who hastened lest the eternal sleep 

Should steal upon him ere his work was done. 

dLtit KLitJtacp CatJie 

In the past few weeks several volumes have 
been added to the list on the "new-book" shelves. 
Some of these will doubtless be interesting be- 
cause of the connection with the College which 
their authors have had recently. 

The Early Church from Ignatius to Augustine 
by George Hodges, Dean of the Episcopal Theo- 
logical School, Cambridge, Mass. Dean Hodges 
was College Preacher Jan. 17. 

What Women Want: An Interpretation of the 
Feminist Movement, by Beatrice Forbes-Robert- 
son Hale. 

Mail a Revelation of God; Christmas Praises; 
Love Illumined; Old Thoughts in Nezv Dress — 
four books by Rev. G. E. Ackerman, now pastor 
of the local Methodist Episcopal Church, and 
formerly professor of Systematic Theology in 
U. S. Grant University, Chatanooga, Tenn. 

A book which will doubtless interest college 
men the country over because of the great inter- 
est of America in the last few years in the possi- 
bilities of a young American in Latin America, is : 
The Young Man's Chances in South and Central 
America, by William A. Reid. The author is es- 
pecially well qualified to treat the subject for he 
has travelled and studied extensively between the 
Rio Grande and the Straits of Magellan. 

Other notable books are: Painters and Sculp- 
tors, by Kenyon Cox ; The Home of the Blissard; 
being the Story of the Australian-Antarctic Ex- 
pedition, 1911-1914, by Sir Douglas Mawson. 

mit!) tbe ifacultp 

Professor Hormell delivered an illustrated ad- 
dress before the St. Paul's Church Men's Club at 
Codman House Tuesday on the Battle of Gettys- 

At a meeting of the Sagadahoc County Teach- 
ers' Association held at Morse High School, 
Bath, on Monday, Professor Hormell spoke on 
"Practical Civics." 

Professor Woodruff has returned to Brunswick 
after a two months' trip through the Middle and 
Southern States. Professor Woodruff plans to 
build a new house on the corner of Maine and 
Boody Streets during the coming summer. 

President Hyde, Professor Johnson, Professor 
Woodruff, Dr. Little and Mr. Furbish attended 
the funeral of Mr. Moses at Bath last Thursday. 
Dr. Little represented the faculty. 

Professor McConaughy spoke at the Penobscot 
County Teachers' Convention in Bangor last Fri- 
day. Next Friday he will give the "Bowdoin 



lecture" at Thornton Academy, Saco, and at 
Westbrook. On Saturday and Sunday Professor 
McConaughy will speak at the Carroll County 
Boys' Convention at Conway, N. H. 

In a bulletin of the United States Bureau of 
Education entitled Present Status of the Honor 
System in Colleges and Universities, President 
Hyde has made the following statement : "We 
have no honor system at Bowdoin. Our effort 
here is to get the honor without the system, and 
while we are not entirely successful with incom- 
ing students, it is a very rare thing for a man in 
the upper classes to cheat." 

In the final debates of the Bowdoin Interschol- 
astic Debating League in Hubbard Hall on Fri- 
day, Professor jNIcLean was one of the judges in 
the debate between Brunswick and Westbrook 
High Schools and Professor Hormell was one of 
the judges in the Edward Little-Portland High 

Mr. Tuttle has an attack of scarlet fever which 
will keep him away from his classes for about 
four weeks. 

Professor McConaughy had an article in Re- 
ligioiis Education for April on "The College Stu- 
dent and the Church." This article referred es- 
pecially to conditions in the New England col- 
leges and described at length those at Bowdoin. 
Another article by Professor McConaughv on 
the same subject will appear in the Summer Edu- 
cational Number of the Congregationalist. 

son ti)e Campus 

Luther Dana '03 attended the dual meet Satur- 

Gage '14 and Hall '14 were on the campus last 

Freeman '18 is out for assistant manager of 
the Bowdoin Publishing Co. 

Judge Lucilius Emery "61 of the Board of Trus- 
tees spent several days on the campus last week. 

Cutler '15 won the Hamel Marathon at the 
Eagles' field day at Lake Grove, Auburn, April 

The flags on the campus were at half-mast 
Thursday during the funeral of Galen Clapp 

Keegan '15 was laid out in a mix-up at second 
base during the Kappa Sig-Bowdoin Club game 

The widow of Gen. Thomas Worcester Hyde, 
donor of the Hyde Athletic Building, died in Bos- 
ton last week. 

Robinson '14 and Gibson '14, who are taking a 
course in English Literature at Harvard, were 

on the campus last week. 

Ward e.r-'i8 has returned to Westbrook Semi- 
nary, where he is prominent this spring on the 
baseball and tennis teams. 

The Bowdoin Interscholastic Baseball League 
began its schedule last Wednesday when South 
Portland High beat Thornton Academy, 5 to 3. 

A place is being prepared on the side of Massa- 
chusetts Hall nearest to Memorial Hall for the 
Elijah Kellogg tablet which will be set up shortly. 

Among those on the campus last week were 
Wish '13, Fogg '13, Badger c.i--'i5 and Houghton 
e.v-'iS. Houghton has been in business in Cal- 
gary, Alberta. 

The class of 1910 has hired the house at 6 
Cleaveland Street for its commencement reunion. 
A large number of the '10 men expect to return 
for the quinquennial reunion. 

The executive committee of the Y. M. C. A. 
met last night and organized the committee for 
the coming year. Plans were made for the North- 
field and the Maine Collegiate Conferences. 

Ramsay '15 has been chosen to represent Bow- 
doin in the New England Oratorical Contest to be 
held at Amherst on May 6. Amherst, Bowdoin, 
Brown, Wesleyan and Williams compose the 
league. MacCormick '15 will be alternate. 

aiumni Department 

'yy. — Among the speakers and guests of honor 
at the forty-sixth annual banquet of the Portland 
Yacht Club Monday evening were Rear Admiral 
Robert E. Peary 'yy and Mayor William M. In- 
graham '95. 

'94. — Charles A. Flagg, librarian of the Bangor 
Public Library, has recently compiled "An Index 
of the Pioneers from Massachusetts to the West, 
Especially the State of Michigan." The book, 
which was written by Mr. Flagg during his lei- 
sure hours of the past winter, is a valuable addi- 
tion to the genealogical works concerning the 
■people of the State of Massachusetts. 

'13. — A pamphlet recently issued by the student 
body of Columbia University to the student 
bodies of other American universities and col- 
leges and entitled The Menace of All Militarism 
contains an article on Militarism and College Men 
by Paul H. Douglas. Among other things, Mr. 
Douglas says : 

"The flag has often been used as an excuse for 
chauvinism. It should stand for national dignity 
and self-control. Patriotism has been made an 
excuse for foolish aggression and senseless fears. 
It should be the highest representation of a na- 
tion's ideal of social betterment. The hero to our 



minds has been the officer in uniform waving a 
crimson sword. He is rather the man in over- 

"We have seen a system of international re- 
lationship founded on fears — we have prided our- 
selves upon the fact that we were guided by rea- 
son. And now when no danger threatens our 
coast, when all nations are looking to us as a 
friend — not as a foe — at this time when never in 
the history of the world was there such a call for 
patience and for prudence, there are some who 
would have us assume an attitude of mingled sus- 
picion and fear ! 

"The hideous fallacy of military force prevent- 
ing a war should by the events of the last five 
months be forever driven from the human mind. 
Peace does not come from bayonets and bullets. 
At crucial times in our country's history, hun- 
dreds of thousands of young men have been will- 
ing to lay down their lives in war. Now at this 
crucial time in the world's history, there is as 
great a need to resist armament caused by the 
fear of ivar. 

"College men are not mere bystanders ; they 
are vitally concerned. We are as patriotic as our 
grandfathers of '6i, we love our flag and our 
country as dearly as those men did, but we are 
beginning to realize the true purpose of our coun- 
try and the real significance of our flag. Organi- 
zation, protest, and propaganda are the chief 
weapons. They can do much. Will they be 
used ?" 

'98. — It was recently announced that a relief 
expedition would be sent out in July by the Amer- 
ican Museum of Natural History for Donald B. 
MacMillan and his group of explorers who set 
out two years ago to discover Crockerland and 
who have not been heard from since last August. 
No fears are felt for the safety of the party but 
the relief expedition, fitted out at a cost of $25,- 
000, will be sent as a precaution because the sec- 
ond winter in the Arctic generally has the most 
telling effects on explorers. 

'02. — Lieut. George E. Fogg of Portland of 
Fifth Company was recently elected captain of 
the First Company, C.A.C., N.G.S.M. 

'12. — George C. Kern, ex-Councilman of the 
city of Portland, was elected second lieutenant of 
the First Company, C.A.C., N.G.S.M., at a recent 


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This afternoon the baseball team journeys to 
Lewiston to meet Bates in the opening round of 
the State championship series. This game opens 
a very hard series because of the new schedule 
by which each college plays three games with 
every other Maine college. Although the game 
this afternoon is only the first of a long series it 
is quite important as the championship is gener- 
ally conceded to either Bowdoin or Bates. On 
paper Bates looks the best of any of the Maine 
colleges, but early season games are usually mis- 
leading. To date each college has played five 
games each, Bates having won four, Colby two, 
Bowdoin one and Maine one. The results, how- 
ever, do not really show the calibre of the various 
teams as in some cases weaker opponents were 

At bat Colby leads with a percentage of .252, 
Bates is second with .233, Maine third with .232 
and Bowdoin last with .171. Coach Coogan in the 
past week has devoted much time to batting prac- 
tice and some of the men seem to have regained 
their lost form. 

In fielding Bates is best with a percentage of 
.968, Maine second with .911, Bowdoin third with 
.882 and Colby last with .862. It is interesting to 
note that the three Bowdoin outfielders, Good- 
skey, Phillips and Woodman, have accepted 28 
chances without an error, thus having a perfect 

As already stated these ante-season averages 
do not offer the best means by which to predict 
the outcome of this year's series. In a week, 
however, the first round between the several 
colleges will have been played and the followers 
of the respective teams will have an opportunity 
to get an idea of their team's worth. 

On Saturday Bowdoin meets Colby at Water- 
ville, and Monday she plays here the University 
of Maine in the game postponed from last Satur- 
day. Besides these hard games she also plays 
Tufts here on Friday. Tufts is rated as one of 
the best college teams in the country and is cer- 
tain to make the White play hard to win. The 
game Friday will be the first home game of the 
season and is the first of three games to be played 
in four days. Some lively practice has been held 
during the last week and the team has improved 

a great deal in many departments of the game. 

The men making the trip this afternoon are 
Captain Eaton '15, Allen '15, Fraser '16, Kelley 
'16, McElwee '16, Bradford '17, Chapman '17,, 
Goodskey '17, Phillips '17, Donnell '18, Pendleton 
'18, Stanley '18 and Woodman '18. 


Next Saturday Bowdoin meets the Massachu- 
setts Institute of Technology in a dual meet at 
Cambridge. In view of Tech's recent victory- 
over Holy Cross, it is certain that her team will 
perform equally as well as last year. Bowdoin, 
too, has a well trained team, which during the- 
past spring has been working very consistently 
and well. She will be greatly handicapped, how- 
ever, by the fact that she will be unable to enter 
more than two or three men in each event, while- 
Tech can enter the full number allowed, six. M.. 
I. T. is very strong in the sprints, but Bowdoin 
is expected to do her best in the weight events. 

In O'Hara, Loomis and Wilson, Tech has three 
men, each capable of doing ten and three-fifths- 
seconds in the hundred and all excellent perform- 
ers in the furlong. Bowdoin has entered in the- 
sprints McWilliams, Bond, Pirnie, Simonton and 
C. Wyman. 

Guething, Tech's crack relay runner, is expect- 
ed to do well in the 440 yard run. Bowdoin's en- 
tries in this event include McWilliams, Stetson,. 
Bond, Crosby, A. S. Gray and L. Wyman. 

Coach Magee has entered Stetson, Sayward, 
Crosby and Fillmore in the half-mile event, while 
Tech will probably enter Brown and Brock. 

Fast times are anticipated in the distance races. 
In the mile the Institute will race Brown, who- 
has run the distance in four minutes, twenty-six 
seconds and who also came fourth in the New- 
England Intercollegiate Cross Country champion- 
ship last fall. Captain Cook, the New England 
Intercollegiate two-mile champion and winner of 
the event here last year, is in good form. Against 
Holy Cross, Tech won all three places in the two- 
mile. Bowdoin, however, is strong in the dis- 
tances with Cutler, Irving, Noyes and Hildreth- 
as her entries. 

In the hurdles either Webber, White, Young or 
Savage should do well for Bowdoin, while the 
Tech entries are Huff, Sewall and Foster, meni 



who won all three places in the hurdle events at 
Bowdoin last year. 

Bowdoin's entries include Webber, Wood, Rick- 
ard and White in the high jump. Tech has en- 
tered Teeson, who tied for first place with White 
last spring, Doon and Sullivan. 

Smith, Sampson, White and C. Wyman are 
Bowdoin's entries in the broad jump. Competing 
against them will be Colleary, Reed and Avery, 
each one of these men having consistently jumped 
farther than 21 feet. Colleary, while competing 
for Holy Cross two years ago, was the New Eng- 
land Intercollegiate champion in this event. 

Close competition is looked for in the pole 
vault in which Captain McKenney, Penning and 
Sampson are entered for Bowdoin. Tech's best 
vaulter is Lawrason, who tied twice with Mc- 
Kenney last year. 

In the weights Bowdoin should score heavily 
•as she did last spring, although Swain and Gokey 
of Tech are both good men. Entered for Bow- 
doin in the weight events are Austin, Leadbetter, 
Moulton, Campbell, Colbath, McConaughy, War- 
Ten and Young. 

The team will probably be picked today or to- 
morrow, and on Friday a team of about 25 men 
with Coach Magee, Manager Chase and Assist- 
ant Manager Marston will leave for Boston. 

In speaking of the meet, Coach Magee stated 
that he would take down an aggregation, every 
man of which is expected to score in his respec- 
tive event, and men who he feels assured will 
iight hard until the final event. 


The Bowdoin Second team defeated Hebron, 2 
to I, in a closely contested game at the academy 
Wednesday. Neither team scored until the fifth. 
Hight '16 held the prep school men down to four 
hits, while Bowdoin secured seven from the three 
Hebron pitchers. Four errors were checked up 
against the Hebron team, while Bowdoin played 
errorless ball. The score: 

Bowdoin 2nd o o o i i o o o — 2 

Hebron o o o o i — i 

Batteries — Hight '16 and Stuart '16; Miller, 
Pendleton, Hall and Cross. 

Zeta Psi 14, Alpha Delta Phi 4 
In a one-sided but interesting game the Zeta 
Psi baseball team defeated Alpha Delta Phi Tues- 
day afternoon, 14 to 4. The Zetes started scoring 
in the first inning and from that time consistently 
added to their score while the A. D's. garnered 
their runs in an erratic second inning. Nevens 
played well behind the bat for the Zetes and 

Weatherill covered much territory in center field 
for the A. D's. The score : 

1234567 T 

Zetes ..3 2 5 2 o 2 — 14 

A. D's o 4 o o o o — 4 

Batteries — Marston '17 and Nevens '18; Wood- 
man '16 and Robie '16. Umpire, Keene '17. 
Fraternity Baseball League Standing 
Division A 

Won Lost P.C. 

Beta Theta Pi i 

Psi Upsilon I o 

Zeta Psi i 

Delta Kappa Epsilon i .000 

Alpha Delta Phi o 2 .000 

Division B 

Won Lost P.C. 

Delta Upsilon i o 

Theta Delta Chi i o 

Bowdoin Club i i .500 

Kappa Sigma o i .000 

Beta Chi i .000 


The rainy weather of the past week interfered 
somewhat with the spring tennis tournament. The 
first round has already been played, and several 
matches in the second round have been played off. 
In the first round. Parsons '16 beat Bartlett '17, 
3-6, 8-6, 6-3; Head '16 beat Stearns '18, 6-2, 6-4; 
Baxter '16 beat Thomas '18, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3; Farmer 
'18 won from Eaton '15 by default; Schlosberg 
'18 beat Rickard '17, 6-2, 6-2; Flynt '17 beat 
Emery '18, 6-1, 6-1 ; White '16 beat Foster '17, 
6-2, 6-3 ; Ladd '16 beat Little '17, 6-2, 6-4; Mannix 
'15 beat Achorn '17, 6-0, 6-1; Larrabee '16 beat 
Cutler '15, 6-0, 6-0; Freeman '18 beat Floyd '15, 
6-2, 10-8; Woodman '16 beat Niven '16, 6-1, 6-1; 
Nickerson '16 beat Sanderson '18, 6-3, 6-0; Roper 
'18 beat DeMott '18, 7-5, 6-3; Allen '18 beat Cof- 
fin '15, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4; Card '15 beat Van Wart '18, 
6-0, 6-1. 

In the second round Baxter '16 beat Farmer 
'18, 4-6, 6-2, 6-0; and Card '15 beat Allen '18, 6-2, 
1. 6^ 7-5. The matches should be finished by the 
middle of the week as the regular season begins 
with the match at Portland against the Portland 
Country Club, Saturday. 

Beta Theta Pi 
The annual house party of the Beta Sigma 
chapter of Beta Theta Pi was held Friday after- 
noon and evening, April 30. The festivities be- 
gan with a reception in the afternoon at which 
Mrs Paul Nixon, Mrs. William Hawley Davis, 



Mrs. Alice C. Little of Brunswick and Mrs. El- 
mer E. Bird of Rockland received. The dance 
was held in the evening with the same ladies as 
patronesses. Music was by Lovell's Orchestra of 

Among the guests were: Misses Ruth Lovell, 
Lucinda Blaisdell, Helene Blackwell, Isabel Pal- 
mer, Clara Ridley of Brunswick, Annie Brown, 
Frances Foss, Esther Coffin of Portland, Jeanne 
Moulton of Cumberland Center, Esther Haswell 
of Lewiston, Edith Hopkins of Bath, Louise Mc- 
Curdy of Calais, Dorothea Libby, Dallas Booker 
of Waterville, Geneva Rose, Nettie Bird of Rock- 
land, Madge Tooker of Cherryfield, Dorothy 
Drake, Edythe Haseltine of Pittsfield, Phoebe 
Vincent of Houlton, Genevieve Robinson of Hal- 
lowell, Mary Sampson of Dexter, Katheryne 
Sturtevant of Pownal, Marion Smith or Norway, 
Effie Ireland of Stetson and Laura Smiley of 

The committee in charge was Brown '15, 
Koughan '15, Bird '16, Lovejoy '17 and Hanson 

Kappa Sigma 

The annual spring house party of Alpha Rho 
chapter of Kappa Sigma was held Friday and 
Saturday. Friday evening a dance was given in 
Pythian Hall. The patronesses were Mrs. Roscoe 
J. Ham, Mrs. Alfred O. Gross, Mrs. Lee D. Mc- 
Clean and Mrs. Frank M. Stetson of Brunswick, 
and Mrs. Arthur J. Floyd of Portland. Chand- 
ler's Orchestra of Lewiston furnished the music 
for twenty-four dances. The committee in charge 
consisted of Somers '15, chairman; Elliott '16 and 
Wight '17. 

Saturday afternoon the party took a trip down 
the New Meadows River to Gurnet. In the after- 
noon an informal dance was held, followed by a 
dinner at the Gurnet House. 

The guests included Misses Elizabeth Barton, 
Lucy Dean, Virginia Hamilton, Reta Morse, 
Helen Nelson, Ina Nelson, Florence Rideout, 
Flora Somers, Fidelia Woodbury and Irene 
Woodbury of Portland, Louise Haggett and Ma- 
tilda Lightbody of Bath, Lorette Lapointe and 
Yvette Lapointe of Brunswick, Clarice Holmes 
and Mildren Tinker of Auburn, Florence Far- 
rington of Lewiston, Marjory Runnells of Ban- 
gor, Marion Kimball of Gorham, Mildred Tuttle 
of Rockland, Dorothy Estes of Lowell, Mass., 
Kathleen Piper of Lynn, Mass., and Madeline 
Brown of Danvers, Mass. 

Theta Delta Chi 

Eta Charge of Theta Delta Chi held its 
eleventh annual house party at the Charge house 
Friday. A reception was held in the afternoon, 
with Mrs. Wilmot B. Mitchell, Mrs. Alaric W. 

Haskell, Mrs. Lee D. McClean and Mrs. Charles 
T. Burnett in the receiving line. Mrs. Leon S. 
Lippincott and Mrs. John A. Slocum poured. In 
the evening the American Society Orchestra of 
Portland played for an order of 20 dances. Mrs. 
Alaric W. Haskell, Mrs. Leon Lippincott and 
Mrs. John A. Slocum were patronesses. The 
guests were the Misses Beatrice Palmer, Helen 
Small, Esther Stevens, Marion Conley, Laura 
Coding, Gertrude Tuttle and Marion Fernald of 
Portland, Ruth Nearing and Marion Strout of 
Brunswick, Dorothy Nichols, Isabel 01m, Pauline 
Hatch and Katherine Torrey of Bath, Theresa 
Bisson of Skowhegan, Ruth Hayes of Lawrence, 
Mass., and Priscilla Magoon of Haddonfield' 
N. J. ' 

The committee in charge of the dance were 
Littlefield '16, chairman; Richardson 'ic,, Beal 
'16, Biggers '17 and Haskell '18. 

Rev. G. A. Johnston Ross, D.D., of the Union 
Theological Seminary, New York, will be the 
College Preacher for next Sunday. After a con- 
spicuously successful pastorate in Cambridge, 
England, where his services were largely attend- 
ed by the university students, Dr. Ross was pastor 
for several years at Bryn Mawr, Pa., where his 
influence is still distinctly felt in the college and 
in the community. He is now a professor in 
Union Theological Seminary and is much in de- 
mand as preacher in many of the large colleges. 
He is the author of The University of Jesus and 
other books on religious themes. 

In accordance with the usual custom Dr. Ross 
will speak at the morning service at the Church 
on the Hill at 10.45 and at Vespers in the Chapel. 
It is expected that he will be at one of the frater- 
nity houses after dinner Sunday evening for an 
informal conference with the students. 

The Bowdoin Club of Portland held a luncheon 
at the Falmouth Hotel in Portland, April 16, 
1915. Coach Coogan and Captain Eaton of the 
baseball team were present and spoke of what the 
team hoped to do during the coming season. The 
meeting was very enthusiastic and several sub- 
freshmen were in attendance. 

Coach Magee is planning to give to the Track 
Club in the near future an illustrated lecture on 
"Practical Track Athletics." The slides will show 
various Bowdoin track men in action in past 




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Vol. XLV. MAY 4, 1 91 5 No. 5 

Law Courses in the College 

In the issue of April 20 the Orient published a 
letter from a Bowdoin graduate, Mr. Locke, now 
a student in law school, saying that the College 
should offer courses designed to fit men for law 
school. We did not agree with this letter, how- 
ever, but maintained that courses in Economics, 
History and Argumentation should serve as fit- 
ting preparation for study in law school and 
should enable the serious-minded student to form 
a reasonable conception of law. We have re- 
ceived from another Bowdoin man, Mr. Earle 
Russell, also a law student, a letter which urges 
that such courses be adopted. 

We still hold to our former opinion that the 
curriculum as now constituted is sufficient for 
those who are about to study for the profession 

of law. The College should give the background, 
the foundation, the mental capacity to grasp ma- 
terial offered in law school, as in medical or theo- 
logical school ; the law school should give the 

As for the intimation that our editorial was but 
the product of a single undergraduate, not in a 
position to know, we feel bound to say, in justice 
to the attitude taken, that we published the edi- 
torial only after a long conversation with the 
president of the College, and with a Bowdoin 
alumnus, who is now a successful lawyer in Bos- 
ton. Both agreed that Mr. Locke's courses should 
be given, if at all, by the law school, not by the 

Of course, if the College were a large univer- 
sity, with unlimited millions, and were seeking to 
enlarge its lines of instruction in accordance with 
its wealth, these courses might be added in prefer- 
ence to some others. But to the proposal to in- 
clude them in the curriculum of Bowdoin College, 
proportionately large though its endowment may 
be, we must offer an emphatic negative. 

The Eternal Freshman 

Bowdoin freshmen are unhampered by numer- 
ous restrictions imposed upon first year men at 
other institutions. With the exception of mail 
and lawnmower duties required by the various 
fraternities practically the only regulation now 
inflicted is the wearing of freshman caps and a 
realization of the fact that freshmen are fresh- 
men and not seniors. A sizeable proportion of 
freshmen do not observe the cap custom, which, 
while doubtless senseless to those whose pride is 
galled by it, is perfectly reasonable to those who 
observed it during their year of verdancy. Nor 
is there reason why freshman nuisances should 
continue. The painting of the numerals "1918" 
on the foul board at Whittier Field is not excused 
by the fact that last year's freshmen perpetrated 
a similar eyesore. The throwing of water from 
the dormitories fails to retain its humor. While 
the Student Coimcil and the upper classes have 
the right and power to demand reform along 
these lines, the freshmen are old enough, or 
should be, to tread their somewhat loosely defined 
"straight and narrow" without continual applica- 
tion of the slipper. 


At a recent meeting of the graduating class of 
the Maine Medical School the following men 
were elected officers : President, Allan Wood- 
cock ; secretary, F. S. Echols; treasurer, C. D. 
Gray. A committee was chosen to make arrange- 



ments for the hanging of the picture of one of the 
professors in the school building, this having 
been the custom of the graduates for many years. 
Another committee was elected to arrange for a 
field day for the class. This is the first attempt 
ever made to hold a field day. 


II Ashburton Place, 

Boston, Mass., 
April 22, 1915. 
To the Editor of the Orient: 

As one who has read with much interest Mr. 
Locke's communication and the Orient's edito- 
rial upon the same in a recent issue of that pub- 
lication, I beg to add a few words to the discus- 
sion. If I understand Mr. Locke correctly, he 
bases his argument for the introduction of the 
courses he suggests upon : first, the value of some 
knowledge of the philosophy, science, nature and 
elementary concepts of the law to the layman, 
and, secondly, the value of such a course as a 
guide to the undergraduate in choosing or reject- 
ing the law as a profession. Mr. Locke, I feel 
sure, did not mean, by emphasizing the latter, to 
minimize the importance of the former. The 
Orient freely admits the validity of this first 
argument; I will then address myself to the sec- 
ond. It is, however, to be remembered that the 
facts which form the basis for the reasoning to 
the one may as well be used in the reasoning to 
the other proposition. 

I indorse what Mr. Locke says because : — 

1. My own personal experience and observation 
have taught me the truth of his contention. 

2. The editorial comment upon the letter illus- 
trates the fallacy of the average undergraduate 
and layman's conception and proves the exact 
point Mr. Locke makes. 

3. Other colleges seem to have recognized the 
truth of his observation and included such courses 
in their curricula. 

Just completing my law course as I am, the pe- 
culiar problems the law-school man just out of 
the college has to meet and to solve in his law- 
school work are very vivid in my mind. On the 
other hand, I have not been out of the college so 
long as to have forgotten the undergraduate con- 
ception of the probable nature of those problems 
when he — the undergraduate — should take up the 
study of the law. 

When I was in college, I took all the History, 
Political Science, English and Debating, and 
pretty much all the Economics the college had to 
olifer. I thmk 1 pursued those studies with as 
much diligence and seriousness of purpose as the 

average undergraduate. But they did not teach 
me what law was like; nor, indeed, did they, any 
more than any other branch of human knowledge, 
form a basis for my law-school work. Perhaps 
you will be surprised when I say that I have 
found my work in Psychology of far greater 
value to me here at the law school than any of 
the other subjects named. Yet this is easily ex- 
plainable. The state of a man's mind, — the ani- 
mus, — plays a most important part in the law, 
particularly in the Criminal Law and certain 
specific torts. I know a man who believes that 
Logic is the most valuable of the courses he took 
in college, from the standpoint of his law-school 
work. And I remember another man, now a prac- 
ticing attorney, who always insisted that mathe- 
matics was more valuable than debating. I 
might add that he was an old Bowdoin 'varsity 

In fact, History and Economics, rather than 
teaching a man what the law is like, tend to make 
him think it is something very different from' 
what it is. Let me illustrate. I had read and 
studied Jenks' Trust Problem in Economics. I 
noted in the law-school catalogue a course in 
"Trusts." To myself I said that here was some- 
thing which was but a continuation of my Eco- 
nomics course. Imagine my surprise when I 
learned that the law of trusts had to do with a 
technical relationship between the holder of the 
legal title to property and the person who has the 
right to the beneficial enjoyment of that property. 
There is nothing about big business combinations 
in the law of Trusts. 

Or again, I had seen listed a course in "Plead- 
ing." That, I said, is but a continuation of my 
work in Debating; in such a course I learn how 
to argue before a jury. I have since learned that 
Pleading is the Geometry of the law: it is the 
most technical, logical set of rules in the whole 
law and has nothing whatever to do with talking. 
Perhaps I was more ignorant about these things- 
than the Bowdoin undergraduate of today. But 
I am sure that I have met many graduates of 
Bowdoin in various law schols who have testified 
to experiences similar to my own. 

And when I examine the editorial in the last 
issue, I realize that there are at least some men 
in college today whose ideas are as erroneous as. 
were mine only three short years ago. Let me: 

"The college offers courses in History and' 
Economics which should and do give a general 
view of the nature of law." Again the editor 
suggests that if a man conscientiously does his 
work in History and Economics, "he should be 
able to form a reasonable conception of the law. 



and to decide whether or not he is fitted for the 
profession." Emphatically, this is not so. Eco- 
nomics, Ethics, Jurisprudence (the science of 
law) are all moral as distinguished from exact 
sciences, but the study of the one does not give a 
view of even the nature of the other. Constitu- 
tional History and Political Science may give a 
man some idea of Public Law (constitutional law 
and the law of municipal corporations), but these 
branches occupy just about one-twentieth of the 
time in a three-year course of law study. 

A knowledge of the facts of history and the 
principles of economics are an aid to the legisla- 
tor in framing wise legislation when coupled ivith 
a knowledge of the elements of jurisprudence and 
the nature of our common laiv system; when not 
so coupled, it is all too often a positive harm and 
responsible for much of the poorly drafted and 
erroneously conceived legislation of today. To 
the practicing lawyer or law student, such a 
knowledge is valuable only as all human knowl- 
edge, be it of toxicology or mechanics, is valuable. 

It is surely not without some significance that 
other colleges have included courses in some 
phase of the science or application of law in 
their curricula. Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, 
Brown, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 
Amherst, Williams, Boston University, Univer- 
sity of Vermont, Middlebury, University of 
Maine, Tufts and Holy Cross all have courses on 
some phase of law or in jurisprudence, and of- 
fered to undergraduates in the academic depart- 
ment. A semester course in Jurisprudence would 
give a man the opportunity to laarn of the science, 
philosophy and nature of law ; a second semester 
spent in a study of Elementary Law would enable 
him to survey the whole field of our common law 
and learn a few of its basic principles. 

The man who took such courses, whether he 
intended to study law or music, would at least 
liave dispelled that fallacious but common idea 
that law is but a sort of "higher economics and 
history." And the college would be no more of a 
kindergarten for the law school for having of- 
fered such courses than it is today a kindergarten 
for the medical school because it gives Biology. 
Earle L. Russell, e.v-1912. 

April 16, 1915. 
To the Editor of the Om^NT: 

As the preliminary trials for the Alexander 
Prize Speaking Contest are about to take place, I 
feel that the attention of members of the classes 
concerned should be called to the opportunities 
(apart from the very substantial prizes) afforded 
by this competition. There is, first, the opportun- 

ity to represent one's class, and that in a pecu- 
liarly honorable way. The traditional method of 
selecting candidates is to take a poll of the class. 
Each candidate is therefore assigned his position 
by a consensus of the opinions of his associates. 
It involves no little responsibility and no mean 
honor to be awarded a position in the preliminary 

There is, second, the opportunity to prepare 
thoroughly and in comparative leisure a choice 
selection from literature. This opportunity need 
not be dwelt upon, but it may be said to include 
the most careful and the most extended individual 
attention provided by the College previous to the 
Senior year. 

There is, finally, the opportunity to represent 
the College in the dignified activities of that pe- 
riod when its guests are most numerous and most 
enthusiastic, Commencement Week. The Contest 
is invariably well attended by a discriminating 
and appreciative audience. 

The reason, I take it, why duly chosen and 
promising candidates, notwithstanding these op- 
portunities, each year resign from the competi- 
tion, is that the Contest takes place at the very 
end of the College year, when the classes con- 
cerned have dispersed for the vacation. The sac- 
rifice involved in postponing summer activities 
arid lingering in Brunswick a day or so, more or 
less forsaken by intimate friends, is demanded. 
But surely in view of the opportunities afforded, 
this sacrifice is slight. 

Respectfully yours, 

W. H. Davis. 

In accordance with the charter of Bowdoin 
College the Board of Overseers fills its own va- 
cancies. But for one-half of these it has long 
been accustomed to elect the nominees of the 
alumni. The ballot or "eligible list" by which the 
alumni select their candidate will be mailed 
shortly. This has four names, M. S. Holway '82, 
W. M. Emery '89, E. W. Freeman '85 and J. L. 
Doherty '89. Mr. Holway is a lawyer and promi- 
nent citizen of Augusta, Me., who would in an 
especial way represent the graduates of the Ken- 
nebec Valley; Mr. Emery, city editor of the 
Evening News of Fall River, Mass., is one of the 
most active and efficient of the class secretaries; 
Mr. Freeman is a prominent equity lawyer of 
Portland, Me. : Mr. Doherty, formerly city solici- 
tor of Springfield, Mass., is now one of the five 
Federal Trustees holding majority stock interest 
of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Rail- 
road Company in the Boston & Maine Railroad. 
The alumni will be asked, at the same time, to 



choose four members of the Alumni Council to 
fill the places of the four who retire after having 
served but one year. These four gentlemen are 
all candidates for re-election and the ticket is as 
follows: Harry E. Andrews '94, a manufacturer 
of Kennebunk, Me. ; Howard R. Ives '98, a law- 
yer of Portland; George C. Wheeler '01, a lawyer 
of Portland ; Joseph B. Roberts '95, a lawyer of 
New York City, and secretary of the New York 
Alumni Association ; W. W. Thomas "94, a lawyer 
of Portland ; Dr. Preston Kyes '96, of the Univer- 
sity of Chicago; Charles H. Hastings '91, of the 
Library of Congress and secretary of the Wash- 
ington Alumni Association and Dr. Frederick 
Dillingham '"jj, recently president of the New 
York Alumni Association. 

Club anD dloundl a^cetings 

At a recent meeting of the Board of Managers 
the advisability of extending the tennis schedule 
and playing Wesleyan at Middletown was con- 
sidered. It was found that about fifty students in 
the college had not paid their Blanket Tax for 
the present semester. In view of the resulting 
lack of receipts from the tax the Board decided 
to take no action upon the addition to the tennis 
schedule. A resolution was passed providing that 
all those who have asked for an extension in pay- 
ment of their Blanket Tax and all who have done 
nothing about the matter be given until May 15 
to pay it and after that date all those who have 
not paid shall be debarred from all college activi- 
ties in accordance with the constitution of the 

The Debating Council met at Hubbard Hall 
Thursday afternoon and adopted a new constitu- 
tion and by-laws. The following new officers 
were elected: President, Kinsey '16; secretary, 
Parsons '16; manager, Hescock '16. The vice- 
president and assistant manager will be elected 
from the new men joining the Council next fall. 

The Athletic Council voted last Monday to keep 
the baseball coach off the bench in all champion- 
ship games in which the opposing team is willing 
to reciprocate. It was voted to accede to the re- 
quest of Bates to have the date of the first game 
in Lewiston changed from May 5 to May 4. 

The Student Council last week elected Richard 
S. Fuller '16 business representative of the Col- 
lege at the New England Oratorical League Con- 
test at Amherst, May 6. 

on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at Augusta, 
as delegate from the Church on the Hill. 

Professor Brown, who is one of the managers 
of the Portland Players was a member of the cast 
of "The Fortune Hunters" at the Jefferson Thea- 
tre, Portland, last week. 

Professor Files attended a hearing relating to 
appropriations for the care of highways before 
the Governor, Council and Highway Commission 
in Augusta, last Wednesday. 

Professor Ham has an article (in German) in 
a recent Sunday issue of the Frankfurter Zeitung. 
He will read an article on "A Course of Histori- 
cal Reading for Modern Language Teachers" be- 
fore the New England Modern Language Asso- 
ciation in Boston on Saturday, May 8. 

The committee on nominations of Harvard 
Alumni Association has nominated President 
Hyde, Harvard '79, for the Harvard Board of 
Overseers. Seventeen men have been nominated 
and will be voted on at the annual elections next 
June to fill the five vacancies now existing. 

Wixih tbe jFacuItp 

Professor McConaughy will attend the Con- 
ference of the Congregational Churches of Maine 

©ntbe Campu0 

I. C. Merrill '15 united with the Church on the 
Hill Sunday. 

Johnson '18 acted as best man at his brother's 
wedding last week. 

C. S. Smith '18 has left college on account of 
the serious illness of his father. 

Wish '13, Tarbox '14, Bacon ex-\6 and Doten 
ex-\j were on the campus last week. 

A "second midnight" train leaving Portland at 
1.20 A. M. was added to the Maine Central sched- 
ule yesterday. 

Tackaberry '15 will replace Rickard '17 as 
Jacques in As You Like It, and Rickard '17 will 
take the part of Jacques de Bois. 

Colton ex-'i?> sailed about three weeks ago on 
the Red Cross steamship Prairie for at least three 
months' service with the Ambulance Corps on the 
European battlefields. 

There are now four Freshman candidates for 
assistant manager of the Masque and Gown : Call, 
Joyce, McQuillan and Mooers. Colter '18 and 
Derby '18 are out for property man. 

A valuable collection of 30 new birds has been 
presented to the biological museum. The New 
York School of Forestry has also given a collec- 
tion of various specimens of American vvoods. 

John Bunny, who is well-known to most of the 
students as a prominent motion picture player, 
died recently in New York at the age of fifty-two 
years. It is said that his salary with royalties 
amounted to more than that of a United States 



A number of Bowdoin men were prominent in 
the entertainment given by the Paramount Min- 
strels Thursday. Nevens 'i8 was master of cere- 
monies and Haseltine '17, Scott '18 and Thomas 
'18 were soloists. ElHott '16 gave an exhibition 
of dancing. 

The Dean has given permission that the game 
with Tufts Friday be played at 3 o'clock, an ex- 
ception to the faculty ruling that all baseball 
games be played at 3.30. This is done in order 
that the Tufts team may catch the five o'clock 
train. No students will be allowed to cut 2.30 
recitations for the game. 

The classes in English for the French mill 
workers have ended for the season, but the work 
will be renewed next fall. The men showed great 
interest in picking up the language, and the stu- 
dents in charge of the classes feel quite satisfied 
with the year's work, which was somewhat inter- 
rupted by the burning of the high school. 

Tickets which were secured for the Maine 
game which was postponed Saturday will be good 
for the play-off. This will probably be next Mon- 
day. Announcement will be made of an hour 
this week when money will be refunded to those 
who purchased extra tickets. Money will not be 
refunded on tickets exchanged for blanket tax 

Fuller '16 has the leading part in "Bud, the Col- 
lege Duke," an amateur performance which will 
be presented in Lewiston May 10, 11 and 12. His 
part is H. Marmaduke Wiser, familiarly known 
to his friends as Bud. The play, which with 
choruses includes 400 people, is produced under 
the personal direction of Arthur E. ("Doc") 
Wyman, Dartmouth '13, who is well known to 
many Bowdoin undergraduates. 

alumni Department 

'34. — C. D. Appleton of Washington, D. C, has 
presented the College with the Athenasan Society 
medal which belonged to his late father. Honor- 
able John Appleton '34. It is of silver, heart- 
shaped, with a hole in each upper corner, and is 
about the size of an ordinary watch fob and bears 
this inscription on one side : 

Cul Su 



Set Cor 

The abbreviated words are "cultores suos scientia 

coronat." On the reverse side is engraved the 

name of the owner. 

'02. — The engagement of John W. Higgins of 
Skowhegan, register of deeds of Somerset Coun- 
ty, to Miss Florence M. Stanley of Kezar Falls, 
has been announced. 

'03. — The class of '03 held its annual banquet 
at the Falmouth Hotel in Portland Friday even- 
ing, April 23. Informal story telling took the 
place of formal addresses at the close of the din- 
ner, and the remainder of the evening was spent 
in singing Bowdoin s'ongs and talking over old 
times. Those present were : Philip G. Clifford, 
Franklin Lawrence, George S. Sabin, Edward F. 
Moody, Harris A. Jones, Sidney P. Larrabee, 
Carroll L. Beedy, Carl W. Smith, Henry A. Pea- 
body, Clement F. Robinson, Dr. Francis J. Welch 
and Leon V. Walker, of Portland ; Hon. Blaine 
S. Viles of Augusta, Samuel B. Gray of Old 
Town, E. Farrington Abbott of Auburn and 
Luther Dana of Westbrook. 

'04. — Henry E. Beverage, who has for some 
time been connected with the advertising depart- 
ment of the Portland Daily and Sunday Press, 
has resigned his position and taken an interest in 
the L. A. Hinds Advertising Agency. Mr. Bev- 
erage has had wide experience in advertising, 
having been connected for years with one of the 
biggest agencies in the country. 

Medic. '05.— Dr. Fred Milton Smith of Port- 
land died, April 24, while returning home from a 
professional call. Although Dr. Smith was only 
thirty-five years of age, he had practiced with 
great success since his graduation from the Maine 
Medical School, and had given every evidence of 
becoming a leader in his profession. He married 
a few years ago Miss Martha Vose, one of Port- 
land's best known vocalists, and he leaves, be- 
side his widow and one child, his father, Henry 
M. Smith, and one brother, Frank H. Smith. 

'05.— Louis Dwight Harvell Weld, recently in- 
structor in the University of Minnesota, has been 
appointed Professor of Business Administration 
in the Sheffield Scientific School of Yale Univer- 

'o5._Among the publications recently received 
at the Library is Studies in Marketing of Farm 
Products, written by Louis D. H. Weld, Assist- 
ant Professor of Economics and Chief of the 
Division of Research in Argicultural Economics 
at the University of Minnesota, with the coopera- 
tion of five students in the classes in Agricultural 
Economics. The book treats the problem of mar- 
keting livestock, poultry, milk, potatoes, grain and 
other farm products. Mr. Weld is an authority 
in his division of Economics, and his work is a 
contribution of great value to students interested 
in marketing. The chapter on Market Distribu- 
tion was read at the annual meeting of the Amer- 
ican Economic Association at Princeton, N. J. ^ 

•08— Chester Yeaton, formerly instructor m 
Chicago University, has been elected instructor m 
Mathematics at Dartmouth. 




NO. 6 


When the score of the first four events was an- 
nounced at the Bowdoin-Tech meet as 24 to 12 in 
favor of the Tech, the Bowdoin men in the stand 
hoped that Bowdoin would be able to continue in 
the same ratio. But Bowdoin began to creep up 
slowly, and with the winning of all but three 
points in the weights forged ahead a victor by the 
score of 74 to 52. 

Without an exception the Bowdoin men did 
their best. The times and distances were far 
better than the team has done in practice and the 
men showed ability to pull up at the finish. 

Bowdoin's one weak place was the 100 and 220 
yard dashes, but this might better be attributed to 
Tech's strength rather than Bowdoin's weakness. 

McWilliams ran a pretty race in the 440. Al- 
though badly boxed at the start, he forged ahead 
at the finish, losing to Guething by inches. Cutler 
ran well in the mile, pulling up from a poor third 
to a good second in the last lap. The two mile 
was not close, and while Irving ran a good race, 
he was plainly outclassed by Cook of Tech, who 
is booked to lower the New England record. 
Crosby and Sayward landed first and second in 
the half. 

Savage beat Huff of Tech by inches in the high 
hurdles but won more easily in the low, when he 
was followed to the tape by Webber, who passed 
Van Kirk in the last fifty yards. 

Bowdoin was strongest in the weights, captur- 
ing all three places in the shot and discus and all 
but second in the shot. 

Sampson broke his own record in the pole vault 
by clearing 11 feet while McKenney took second. 
Smith's victory in the broad jump and White's 
in the high jump made the meet a certainty. 

Bowdoin scored nine firsts, eight seconds and 
five thirds. Gold, silver and bronze medals were 
given for first, second and third. 

Fully as many Bowdoin as Tech men were 

The summary: 

One Hundred Yard Dash— Won by Loomis, 
Tech; second, O'Hara, Tech; third, Wyman, 
Bowdoin. Time, 102-5 seconds. 

Mile Run — Won by Brown, Tech ; second. Cut- 
ler, Bowdoin: third, Allan, Tech. Time, 4 min- 
utes, 36 seconds. 

120 Yard Hurdles — Won by Savage, Bowdoin; 
second, Huff, Tech; third, Sewall, Tech. Time, 
17 seconds. 

440 Yard Run— Won by C. Guething, Tech; 
second, McWilliams, Bowdoin; third, Coward, 
Tech. Time, 51 4-5 seconds. 

220 Yard Hurdles — Won by Savage, Bowdoin ; 
second, Webber, Bowdoin ; third, Van Kirk, Tech. 
Time, 26 seconds. 

Two Mile Run — Won by Cook, Tech; second, 
Irving, Bowdoin ; third, Litchfield, Tech. Time, 9 
minutes, 35 3-5 seconds. 

880 Yard Run — Won by Crosby, Bowdoin ; sec- 
ond, Sayward, Bowdoin; third, Hamilton, Tech. 
Time, 2 minutes, 2 3-5 seconds. 

High Jump — Won by White, Bowdoin; second, 
Teeson, Tech ; third, Dooin, Tech. Height, 5 
feet, 8 1-2 inches. 

Shot Put — Won by Leadbetter, Bowdoin ; sec- 
ond, Sewall, Tech ; third, Moulton, Bowdoin. 
Distance, 39 feet, 3 3-4 inches. 

Broad Jump — Won by Smith, Bowdoin ; second. 
Reed, Tech; third, O'Leary, Tech. Distance, 21 
feet, 3 inches. 

Hammer Throw — Won by Leadbetter, Bow- 
doin ; second, Colbath, Bowdoin ; third, Moulton,, 
Bowdoin. Distance, 142 feet, i inch. 

Pole Vault — Won by Sampson, Bowdoin ; sec- 
ond, McKenney, Bowdoin ; third, Buchanan, 
Tech. Height, 11 feet. 

Discus — Won by Leadbetter, Bowdoin ; second, 
Moulton, Bowdoin ; third, Colbath, Bowdoin. Dis- 
tance, 120 feet, 5 inches. 

220 Yard Dash — Won by Loomis, Tech ; sec- 
ond, O'Hara, Tech ; third, Wyman, Bowdoin. 
Time 222-5 seconds. 


Bowdoin easily won the first game of the Maine 
State series Tuesday, defeating Bates 6 to 2. By 
scoring three runs in the first inning and two in 
the second, Bowdoin secured a safe lead and held 
it while Fraser pitched a great game, holding 
Bates to five well-scattered hits. Bowdoin played 
an excellent game both at bat and in the field, 
while the Bates team was somewhat unsteady at 
times. Davidson, except for his disastrous first 
two innings, pitched a very creditable game, and 



it was his single in the seventh which scored 
Bates' only runs. 

McElwee at shortstop played a fast game for 
Bowdoin, and he was the heavy hitter, having a 
perfect average at the bat. Captain Eaton cov- 
ered first base in excellent style, making some 
clever catches. 

First Inning. — Phillips drew a pass. Donnell 
attempted to sacrifice but was safe on a dropped 
throw. McElwee sacrificed, advancing Phillips 
and Donnell. Goodskey hit to pitcher who ran 
down Phillips on the third base line. Kelley ran 
for Goodskey. Chapman got a scratch hit to 
shortstop, scoring Donnell and Kelley. Eaton hit 
to the pitcher who caught him at first but Swift, 
the first baseman, threw wild over third, Chap- 
man scoring. Woodman grounded out, ending 
the inning. Three runs. 

Duncan grounded to Eaton, MacDonald to 
Eraser, and Euller to McElwee. 

Second Inning. — Bradford walked and was ad- 
vanced on Eraser's sacrifice bunt. Phillips moved 
him up another base with a sacrifice fly to second 
base. Donnell walked and stole second base. 
Davidson let loose a wild pitch, Bradford scoring 
and Donnell going to third. McElwee scored 
Donnell with a single and Goodskey flied out to 
center. Two runs. 

Bradford caught Butler's foul, Talbot hit to 
Donnell for an out, Lord was safe on Eraser's 
fumble, but Swift fanned. 

Third Inning. — Chapman hit to pitcher, Eaton 
flied out to center, and Woodman hit to David- 

Eraser easily retired Bates when he fanned 
Thurston and Davidson and caused Duncan to 
pop up a fly to Woodman. 

Eourth Inning. — Bradford fanned and Eraser 
fouled out to first, but Phillips tripled to right. 
Donnell walked, and McElwee was hit by the 
pitcher. Goodskey hit to pitcher. 

McDonald flied out to McElwee, Euller to 
Phillips, and after Butler had received Eraser's 
only walk, Talbot fanned. 

Eifth Inning. — Chapman flied out, Eaton hit to 
short stop. Woodman walked, and Bradford flied 

Lord singled, this being Bates' first hit, and 
Swift fouled out to Eaton. Thurston hit to Don- 
nell who threw out Lord at second. Davidson 
singled to second and on Duncan's grounder Don- 
■nell's throw pulled Eaton off the bag. Eaton 
quickly threw home and on a very pretty play 
Bradford caught Thurston at the plate • 

Sixth Inning. — Eraser hit to second, Phillips 
flied out to center and Donnell hit to pitcher. 

For Bates McDonald was out on a great throw 

by McElwee and a fine stop by Eaton. Fuller 
fanned and Butler hit to Eraser. 

Seventh Inning. — McElwee singled and ad- 
vanced to second on Goodskey's sacrifice. Chap- 
man singled, McElwee scoring. Eaton fanned, 
Chapman stole second and Woodman grounded 

Bates' followers woke up when Talbot and 
Lord both singled and reached third and second 
respectively. Eraser fanned Swift and Thurstdn 
fouled out. Then Davidson came through with a 
line drive to left, scoring Talbot and Lord. Phil- 
lips threw to Donnell who caught Davidson at 
second. Two runs. 

■ The next two innings both teams went out in 
one, two, three order. The score : 


ab r bh po a e 

Phillips, If 2 o I 3 I o 

Donnell, 2b 2 2 o i 3 I 

McElwee, ss 3 i 3 I 3 o 

Goodskey, cf 4 o o I I o 

Kelley* o i o o o 

Chapman, 3b 4 i 2 i i i 

Eaton, lb 4 o 11 i 

Woodman, rf 3 o i o 

Bradford, c 3 i 8 i o 

Eraser, p 3 o o 3 I 

Totals 28 6 6 27 14 3 

*Ran for Goodskey in ist. 


ab r bh po a e 

Duncan, 2b 4 o 4 i o 

MacDonald, ss . . . 4 o o o i 

Fuller, 3b 4 o o 2 

Butler, If 3 o o o o o 

Talbot, cf 4 I 14 o 

Lord, c 4 I 2 3 3 o 

Swift, lb 3 o o 15 I 2 

Thurston, rf 3 o o o o 

Davidson, p 3 2 i 8 i 

Totals 32 2 5 27 16 3 

Bowdoin 32000010 — 6 

Bates o o o o o o 2 o o — 2 

Three-base hit, Phillips. Sacrifice hits, Don- 
nell, McElwee, Goodskey, Eraser. Sacrifice fly, 
Phillips. First base on balls, off Eraser i, off 
Davidson 6. Struck out, by Eraser 7, by David- 
son 3. Stolen bases, Lord, McElwee, Kelley, 
Chapman. Wild pitch, Davidson. Hit by pitched 
ball, by Davidson, McElwee. Time, 2 h. Um- 
pire, Mclnnis. 

Friday afternoon Bowdoin lost the first home 
game of the season to Tufts by the score of 7 to 3. 
The White was held scoreless up to the ninth in- 



ning when with the aid of a few opportune sin- 
gles and an error she scored three runs. There 
was fast fielding by both sides and the two pitch- 
ers were very effective. For Bowdoin, Donnell 
knocked out three hits and fielded well, while 
Westcott covered much territory in the field for 
Tufts. His catch in the seventh and one by 
Goodskey in the sixth inning were features of the 
game. The Tufts team played like a professional 
machine, and the Bowdoin team played nearly as 
well. Bradford and Phillips were out of the 
White line-up and detracted not a little from her 
effectiveness. The game resolved itself quickly 
into a pitcher's battle and Stanley performed well 
for the Polar Bears. 


bh po a e 

Stafford, 2b i 2 3 I 

Westcott, cf 2 8 o o 

Lee, 3b o 2 4 

Volk, lb I 16 o 

Leland, rf i o o o 

Carroll, c I 3 i ° 

Armstrong, ss I i 3 

Angell, If o o o 

Krepps, p 2 o 3 o 

Totals 9 27 14 I 

bh po a e 


Kelley, rf o 2 o o 

Donnell, 2b 3 o 2 o 

McElwee, ss o o 3 2 

Goodskey, cf o 3 o o 

Chapman, 3b i i i I 

Eaton, lb o 8 o o 

Woodman, If o i o i 

Merrill. If o i o o 

Stuart, c o 7 i o 

Stanley, p i i i 

Totals S 24 8 4 

Innings 123456789 

Tufts 01012003 —7 

Bowdoin 00000000 3—3 

Runs made, by Westcott, Leland 2, Carroll 2, 
Armstrong, Krepps, Donnell, Stuart, Stanley. 
Three-base hit, Westcott. Stolen bases, Stafford, 
Westcott. Leland, Carroll 2, Armstrong, Good- 
skey, Chapman. Base on balls, by Krepps, by 
Stanlev 3. Struck out, by Krepps 3, by Stanley 6. 
Passed ball, Stuart. Time, ih. 50m. Umpire, 


After holding the lead for most of the game, 
Bowdoin lost to Colby in a twelve-inning battle 
at Waterville Saturday. The score was 2 to i in 
Bowdoin's favor in the last of the ninth, and two 

men were down when Wyman secured a base on 
balls, Allen followed up with a hit, and by means 
of an error, Wyman reached home, tying the 
score. The same Allen, in the twelfth, pounded 
out a home run, giving the game to Colby. 

Simpson scored for Colby in the first inning. 
In the second, Goodskey brought in a run for 
Bowdoin, but was severely injured in the head 
and in the leg, between third and home, so that he 
will be laid out for awhile. In the next inning, 
Kelley gave Bowdoin the lead when he scored. 
Until the ninth, there were no more runs. Both 
Eraser and Wright were pitching well. In the 
nine innings, Wright fanned seven Bowdoin bat- 
ters, while Sam Eraser struck out nine during the 
whole game 


ab r lb po a e 

Simpson, If 4 I I 2 o o 

Campbell, 2b 4 o i 4 4 o 

Lafleur, 3b ....... 5 o o i. 3 o 

Deasy, c 5 o 3 13 3 i 

Eraser, rf 4 o o 

Bliss, rf I o I o 

James, cf-p 5 o o i i o 

Smith, lb 3 14 2 o 

Duffey, ss 2 o i o o o 

Wyman, ss i i o 00 o 

A. Eraser, ss i o o o 

Wright, p 3 o o o 4 o 

Allen, cf I I 2 I o o 

Totals 39 3 8 36 18 I 


ab r lb po a e 

Kelley, 2b 4 1 4 

Donnell, 3b 5 o i i 7 i 

McElwee, ss 5 o i o i 

Chapman, c 5 2 9 o i 

Eaton, lb 5 o 20 o 

Goodskey, cf o i o i o o 

Stanley, cf 3 o I o o o 

Woodman, rf 4 o i o 00 

Merrill, If 5 o i o o i 

Eraser, p 5 i i 8 

Totals 41 2 7 *33 i9 4 

*Winning run with no one out. 

Colby I 0000000 I o I — 3 

Bowdoin oiioooooo o — 2 

Earned runs, Colby 2. Home run, Allen. Stol- 
en bases, Simpson, Campbell, Smith, Kelley, 
Chapman 2, Stanley, Eraser. Struck out, by 
Wright, 7 in 9 innings ; by James, 6 in 3 innings ; 
by Eraser, 9. Double plays, Duffey, Campbell 
and Smith. Wild pitch, James. Passed ball, 
Deasy 2. Base on balls, off Wright, 3 ; off Eraser, 
2. Sacrifice hits, Campbell, Woodman. Umpire, 
Gregory. Time, 2h., 43m. 





The BOWDOIN Pdblishing Company' 





Managing Editor 

Alumni Editor 

DwiGHT H. Sayward, 1916, 
Rogers M. Crehore, 1917, 
J. Glenwood Winter, 1916, 

Bela W. Norton, 1918, The Other Colleges 

Whitney Coombs, 1918, With The Faculty 

Robert G. Albion, 1918, On The Campus 

Edward C. Hawes, 1916 
William S. Cormack, 1917 
Donald W. Philbrick, 1917 
Frank E. Noyes, 1917 
Franklin D. MacCormick, 1918 

Contributions are requested from all undergraduates 
alumni and faculty. No anonymous contributions can 
be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions should be 
addressed to the Business Manager of the Bowdoin Pub- 
lishing Co. Subscriptions, jSz.oo per year, in advance. 
Single copies, 10 cents. 


Herbert H. Foster, 1916, Business Manager 

Percy F. Crane, 191 7, Assistant Manager 

Clarence H. Crosby, 191 7, Assistant Manager 

Entered at PosfOtfice at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter 

Vol. XLV. MAY II, 1915 No. 6 

Endowment Insurance for the College 

The Senior class has under consideration a 
plan which is an innovation at Bowdoin College. 
This is the taking of endowment insurance for the 
benefit of the college. Under this plan each mem- 
ber, or a few members, will be insured for what- 
ever amount the class determines upon and at the 
maturity of the policy, planned for the 25th re- 
union, the face value will be paid to the college. 

Such a plan cannot be too highly commended. 
If every class should continue this as a custom 
the endowment of the college would be materially 
increased. Furthermore each member of the 
class, through those twenty-five years, would be 
bound closer to the college and to his own class. 
It too often happens at present that the enthusias- 
tic loyalty of the first half dozen years after grad- 

uation yields to the press of business. This plan 
would be one way, and a very practical one, for 
promoting individual interest in aid of the college. 
The only need would be the prompt payment of 
the premiums when they fall due. 

Such an endowment should not be unduly re- 
stricted. If the class is broad-minded enough to 
wish to create a fund for the college, it should be 
broad-minded enough to contribute the funds for 
the best interests of the college. 

An objection to this plan is that a man, having 
paid for this insurance, would be unwilling to 
subscribe to future funds in time of need of the 
college. But with the present large endowment 
any great need is but a remote possibility, and this 
plan, if adopted, will in due time increase the col- 
lege funds appreciably. Finally, the cost of the 
proposed insurance would not be sufficient to in- 
terfere with obtaining sizeable funds, as in the 
past, if necessity should arise. 

Keeping the Coach off the Bench 

The recent decision of the Athletic Council to 
keep the coach ofif the bench in all championship 
games in which our opponents do the same is the 
most satisfactory action that that body could have 
taken. If our opponents wish to keep the coach 
from the bench, we should be willing to meet them 
half way. But there is no reason why we should 
sacrifice our own chances of success by banishing 
the coach when our opponents do not wish to co' 


At the time the Orient went to press yester- 
day, Bowdoin was playing Maine on Whittier 
Field. The lineup available at the last minute 
was as follows : 

Bowdoin. — Phillips If, Donnell 3b, McElwee 
ss. Chapman c, Eaton ib, Kelley 2b, Merrill cf. 
Woodman rf, Pendleton or Stanley p. 

Maine. — Lawry 2b, Pendleton ss, Hackett If, 
Gilman ib, Rufifner rf, Rowe 3b, Baker c, Phillips 
cf and Driscoll probably pitcher. 

Kents Hill defeated the Bowdoin second team 
at Kents Hill Wednesday afternoon, 4 to 3. Er- 
rors by Bowdoin at critical points lost the game. 
Hight pitched excellent ball throughout the con- 
test. The summary : 

R H E 

Kents Hill 00 1000 10 2—4 11 3 

Bowdoin 2nd 00000003 -0 — 3 7 4 

Batteries: Hight '16 and Stuart '17; Collins 
and Gately. 




The 2ist annual Maine Intercollegiate track 
and field meet will be held in Waterville Satur- 
day. Preliminaries for some of the events will 
be held in the forenoon and the finals start at 2 
p. M. A special train for the Bowdoin contingent 
accompanied by the band will leave the station at 
7.15 Saturday morning, fare for the round trip 
?i.35; with stop-over privileges, ^2.15. Bow- 
doin' s victory over Tech last Saturday indicates a 
fighting chance for first place. While Maine will 
undoubtedly cut in on the weights which have 
been Bowdoin' s stronghold, we should score in 
these events. 

Maine and Colby are reputed to be particular- 
ly fast in the distances while Bates has two good 
sprinters. If the Bowdoin runners can do as 
well as they did in the Tech meet they should 
be able to place in every race. 

The one need of the team will be the presence 
of a large body of enthusiastic supporters. Ad- 
journs will be given Saturday to all those who 
are going to the meet. On to Waterville and 
first place. 


Bowdoin Club 13, Beta Chi ii 

The Bowdoin Club defeated Beta Chi 13 to 11 
in a loose but hotly contested baseball game 
Thursday afternoon on the Delta. Beta Chi tied 
the score in the seventh inning but the Bowdoin 
Club came back strong in the eighth and put 
across four runs. Larrabee and Penning did ef- 
fective work for the winners, while Richardson's 
home run drive to the pines featured for Beta 
Chi. The score : 

12345678 T 

Bowdoin Club 32 11 002 4 — 13 

Beta Chi 3 i o 2 o 3 2 — 1 1 

Batteries: Thomas '16, Larrabee '16 and Pen- 
ning '17; Curran '18 and Grant '18. Umpire, 
Rogers '15. 

Beta Theta Pi 10, Psi Upsilon 7 

The Betas took the Psi U's. into camp by the 
score of 10 to 7 Priday morning in a sunrise 
game. Pree hitting was a feature of the work of 
both teams, but the Betas hit more when hits 
meant runs. Robinson played well in left field 
for the winners, and Keene caught and pitched a 
consistent game for Psi U's. The score : 

12345 T 

Beta Theta Pi 4042 x— 10 

Psi Upsilon 43000 — 7 

Batteries: Brown '15 and Carll, Medic '18; 
Boardman '16, Keene '17 and Keene '17, Wing 
'15. Umpires, Holt, Medic '18 and Nute '17. 

League Standing 

Division A 

Won Lost P.C. 

Beta Theta Pi 2 o 

Zeta Psi i o 

Psi Upsilon i i coo 

Delta Kappa Epsilon o i .000 

Alpha Delta Phi 2 .000 

Division B 

Won Lost P.C. 

Delta Upsilon i o 

Theta Delta Chi i o 

Bowdoin Club 2 i ,(£y 

Kappa Sigma o i .000 

Beta Chi o 2 .000 



The name of the Association shall be The Gen- 
eral Alumni Association of Bowdoin College. 

Section i. All graduates of the College shall 
be members of the Association and entitled to be 
present at all meetings and to vote, except as 
hereinafter provided. 

Section 2. All holders of honorary degrees, or 
graduates of the Medical Department of the Col- 
lege, all past and present members of the faculty 
who are not graduates of the College, and all men 
who have been in residence at the College with- 
out having graduated, shall be associate members 
of the Association, entitled to be present at alt 
meetings without the right to vote. 


Section i. The officers of the Association shall 
be a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treas- 
urer, and the Alumni Council. 

Section 2. The President, Vice-President, Sec- 
retary and Treasurer shall be elected by ballot at 
the annual meeting of the Association, and serve 
for three years, or until their successors are 

Section 3. The Alumni Council shall consist of 
fourteen members : one to be elected by the 
Boards of Trustees and Overseers from among 
their members ; one to be elected by the faculty 
from its members ; and twelve to be elected by 
the General Alumni Association. Of these, four 
shall be chosen each year to serve for a period of 
three years, and no member of the Council shall 
be eligible for reelection until at least a year has 
elapsed from the expiration of his term. Election 
shall be by ballot, and shall be made at the time 
when nominations for Overseers are made. Nom- 
inations for election to the Council shall be made 
by a committee to be appointed at the annual 



meeting of the Association, which committee shall 
nominate at least twice as many candidates as 
ithere are vacancies. 


Section i. The duties of the President shall be 
to preside at the annual meeting of the Associa- 
tion, to appoint necessary committees, and to per- 
iorm other duties usually connected with the of- 

Section 2. The duties of the Vice-President 
shall be to preside in the absence of the President, 
.and to fill the office of President in case of the 
death or incapacity of the President. 

Section 3. The duties of the Secretary shall be 
to keep written minutes of the meetings of the 
Association, to send out all formal notices and all 
ballots as required by the vote of the Association, 
and to fulfill the other usual duties of the office. 

Section 4. The duties of the Treasurer shall be 
to take charge of all funds of the General Alumni 
Association, to pay all bills, and to fulfill the other 
usual duties of the office. 

Section 5. The duties of the Alumni Council 
shall be to act as an executive committee of the 
Association, and to represent the alumni in all 
instances where it may be necessary. The Alumni 
Council shall elect its own officers and make its 
■own by-laws. 


There shall be an initiation fee of one dollar, 
■payable by the members of the graduating class 
■at their Commencement. No graduate of the col- 
lege, graduating after 1915, who shall not have 
-paid' this initiation fee will be entitled to vote. 

The annual meeting of the Association shall 
take place Commencement Week, the time and 
place to be appointed by the President; and shall 
receive the reports of the officers and of the 
Alumni Council, appoint necessary committees, 
and transact such other business as may be ex- 


This Constitution may be amended by a two- 
thirds vote of members present at the annual 
meeting provided notice of the proposed amend- 
ment has been given to members of the Associa- 
tion at least one month prior to such meetmg. 

Ramsay '15 was awarded the first prize in the 
contest at Amherst last Wednesday of the New 
England Intercollegiate Oratorical Leagiie. Hon- 
orable mention was given to Willoughby 15 of 
Wesleyan. The award was on the basis of com- 
position and delivery of an original oraion. The 
speakers in the contest and their subjects were: 

"The Boy Scout," Reber '16 of Amherst; "The 
World's Debt to Belgium," Ramsay '15 of Bow- 
doin ; "Our Policy of Armament," Willoughby '15 
of Wesleyan; "Roman Aristocrats," Keller '15 of 

Professor W. H. Burnham of Clark, Professor 
I. S. Winter of Harvard, Professor Sidney N. 
Morse of Willston Seminary and Professor Wal- 
ter D. Briggs of Trinity were judges. 

At a business meeting of the league the follow- 
ing officers were elected : C. D. Kepner of Wil- 
liams, president ; G. H. Lane of Amherst, vice- 
president ; R. D. Fuller of Bowdoin, secretary- 


Under the auspices of the Ibis, Professor Al- 
fred L. P. Dennis of the University of Wisconsin 
will lecture here next Thursday. His subject is 
a most pertinent one at the present time, "The 
Historical Influence of America on Europe." 
Professor Dennis, now head of the department of 
European History at Wisconsin, was formerly a 
member of the Bowdoin faculty. He came here 
in 1901, and during his three years as professor 
of History and Political Science, he was very 
popular with the student body. He has also 
taught at Harvard and the University of Chicago. 


The Bowdoin Club of Boston met at the Uni- 
versity Club Friday evening. The speakers in- 
cluded Coach Campbell of the football team and 
Coach Magee of the track team. Both empha- 
sized the need of a training table. A number of 
the track men were present. 


The victory over Tech was celebrated in a 
manner highly approved of by writers of college 
stories. A roaring bonfire in front of the chapel 
and a parade around the campus led by an im- 
promptu band aroused half the college. There 
was a snake dance to the railroad station where 
a rousing reception was given to the track and 
baseball teams, returning on the "midnight" 
trains. MacCormick '15 led the cheering, Lead- 
better '16, mounted on a baggage truck, told the 
story of the meet in a vivid style, and each mem- 
ber of the team was roundly cheered. 


The annual elections of the Musical Clubs were 
held Tuesday noon. Haseltine '17 was elected 
leader of the Glee Club; Kelley '16, leader of the 
Mandolin Club; Fuller '16, manager of the Musi- 
cal Clubs ; Ross '17, assistant manager. 




The official program for Commencement Week, 
which was announced last week, contains two 
changes over previous programs. The graduation 
exercises of the Medical School, which have been 
customarily held on Wednesday morning, will be 
combined with the usual academic exercises of 
Thursday morning. One new event is listed, the 
meeting of the class secretaries on Wednesday 
morning. The complete program : 

Sunday, June 20 

Baccalaureate Sermon by President William 
DeWitt Hyde in the Congregational Church at 4 
p. M. 

Monday, June 21 

Alexander Prize Speaking in Memorial Hall at 
8 p. M. 

Tuesday. June 22 

Class Day exercises of the graduating class in 
Memorial Hall at 10 a. m., and under the Thorn- 
dike Oak at 3 p. M. 

Meeting of the Trustees in the Classical Room, 
Hubbard Hall, at 2 p. m. 

Meeting of the Overseers in the Lecture Room, 
Hubbard Hall, at 7 p. m. 

Senior Dance in the Gymnasium at 9 p. m. 

Wednesday, June 23 

Annual meeting of the Phi Beta Kappa Frater- 
nity, Alpha of Maine, in the Alumni Room, Hub- 
bard Hall, at II A. M. 

Baseball game, Alumni vs. "Varsity, on Whit- 
tier Field at II A. m. 

Meeting of the class secretaries in the Chemi- 
cal Lecture Room, Searles Science Building, at 
11.30 A. M. 

Annual meeting of the Alumni Association at 
1.30 p. M. in the Sargent Gymnasium, preceded 
by a buffet lunch at 12.30. 

Outdoor presentation of As You Like It by 
Masque and Gown at 4 p. m. 

Band concert on the campus at 7.30 p. m. 

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

Thursday, June 24 

Commencement Exercises of the College and 
the Medical School in the Congregational Church 
at 10.30 A. M., followed by Commencement Din- 
ner in the Gymnasium. 

The Reunion Trophy, presented by David Wil- 
liam Snow, Esq., '73- and now held by the Class 
of '88, will be awarded to the class that secures 
the attendance of the largest percentage of its 


The Delta Upsilon house party was held last 
Friday and Saturday. On Friday evening the 
chapter received at the fraternity house, and later 
held a dance. On Saturday the New Meadows 
River trip was taken, with a shore dinner at Gur- 
net. In the evening there was an informal dance. 

The patronesses were Mrs. Harvey Allen, Mrs. 
Allen Howe, Mrs. Belle Knowlton, Mrs. James 
Perkins, Mrs. Joseph Stetson and Mrs. Herbert 
Thompson. At the reception Mrs. Furbish served 
punch, Mrs. William MacCormick, ice cream and 
Mrs. Lewis poured tea. 

Among the guests were the Misses Marguerite 
Hutchins, Ruth Nearing, Ruth Lovell, Helen 
Snow. Marjorie Strout and Evelyn Swett of 
Brunswick, Elizabeth Connor of Portland, Hazel 
Lane, Leone Colder and Dorothy Newell of Lew- 
iston, Ruth Moore and Ruth Morrill of Saco, Nel- 
lie Lauder and Esther Simpson of Farmington, 
Bernice Williamson and Madeline Winter of 
Kingfield, Avis Letchiecq of Brewer, Mildred Mc- 
Fadden of Lubec, Barbara French of Salem, 
Mass., Eleanor Bradlee of Maiden, Mass., Aline 
Tarbell of Hudson, Mass., Evelyn Fowler of 
Springfield, Mass.. Helen Douglass of Provi- 
dence, R. I., and Marjorie Yates of Boise, Idaho. 

Lovell's orchestra furnished the music. Hall 
catered. The committee in charge of the house 
party consisted of Perkins '15, Tackaberry '15, 
Pettingill '16, Creeden '17 and Freese '18. 


Tentative Schedule 

A. M. P- M. 

Thursday, June 10 
Economics 4b German 2 

English 10 German 4, 14 

Surveying 2 English 6 

Friday, June 11 
Latin B, 2, 6a Philosophy 2 

Physics 6 Botany I 

Chemistry 4 

Saturday, June 12 
French 2, 4, 6, 8 Chemistry 2, 6, 8 

Italian 2 
Monday, June 14 
Economics 2, 10 English 2 

Zoology 4 History 10 

Biblical Lit. i Chemistry 8 

Music 4 

Tuesday, June 15 
English 14 History 2 

Pol. Sci. 2 Latin 4a 

History 8 



German 12 
Zoology 2 
Wednesday, June 16 

Math. 2, 4 Music 2 

English 18 Art 2 

Psychology 2 
Mineralogy i 
Thursday, June 17 

Physics 2 History 4 

German 6 Physics 4 

Philosophy 4 

Friday, June 18 

Economics 6 

English II 

Greek B 







Colby at Brunswick. 

Tufts at Medford — Baseball and Tennis. 

T. D's. vs. D. U's. 

Lecture by Professor Dennis under the aus- 
pices of the Ibis. 

Tennis vs. M. I. T. at Cambridge. 

Betas vs. Dekes. 

Interscholastic Tennis Matches at Bruns- 

Maine I. C. A. A. at Waterville. 

Interscholastic Tennis, continued. 

Kappa Sigs vs. Beta Chi's. 

N. E. Intercollegiate Tennis Matches at 

Zetes vs. Psi U's. 

Maine at Brunswick. 

Trials for Alexander Prize Speaking. 

T. D's. vs. Bowdoin Club. 

A. D's. vs. Dekes. 

N. H. State at Brunswick. 

N. E. I. C. A. A. at Tech Field. 

Cluti anD (ZLounclI ai^eetings 

A. Keith Eaton has been elected Senior class 
marshal in place of H. Alton Lewis, who' has re- 

The Athletic Council met Thursday evening 
and approved the tennis match at Wesleyan, May 
31. On recommendation of the track committee 
the Council voted that the track captain, if a 
member of the cross-country or relay team, shall 
automatically be captain of that team. If not, he 
shall have authority to appoint an acting captain 
of that team. Track letters were awarded to the 
men winning first places in the dual meet with 
Bates. Irving '16, Wood '16 and Savage '18 re- 
ceived track letters for the first time, while Capt. 

McKenney '15, McWilliams '15, Leadbetter '16, 
Moulton '16 and Sampson '17 of last year's squad 
received letters again. The Council also approved 
that the postponed Bowdoin-Maine baseball game 
should be held Monday, May 10. 

a^itft tbe Jfacultp 

At the twelfth annual meeting of the New Eng- 
land Modern Language Association at Boston 
University last Saturday, Professor Ham read a 
paper on "Modern German History and the Au- 
thorities on It." 

Professor Mitchell spoke at a teachers' conven- 
tion at Waterville Friday. He also spoke at He- 
bron on Sunday. 

Professor Hormell will give his illustrated lec- 
ture on the Battle of Gettysburg at Thornton 
Academy some time this month. 

Mr. Langley was in Boston over Saturday and 

Dean Sills will represent the college at the 
meeting of the Association of Deans of New 
England Colleges at the University of Maine to 
be held this week. 

Professor McConaughy will speak on Friday 
at the Merrimac County Teachers' Convention at 
Manchester, N. H. 

Dr. Gross will assist Dr. Copeland for a part 
of the summer in his research work at the Ma- 
rine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole where 
the college has obtained a table for this year. 

Professor Brown is taking the part of the Duke 
de Longueville in the production of When 
Knighthood Was in Floiver by the Portland Play- 
ers at the Jefferson Theatre this week. 

Professor Files was elected president of the 
New England Modern Language Association at 
its recent annual meeting in Boston. 

2Dntl)e Campus 

The placards for the Maine meet are the largest 

Livingston '15 taught at Topsham High School 
last week. 

Dole '13, Mitchell '14 and Simpson '14 were on 
the campus last week. 

Macdonald '18 left college today for the re- 
mainder of the year. 

Senior caps and gowns made their first appear- 
ance Sunday at chapel vespers. 

As Memorial Day falls on Sunday this year, 
adjourns will be given Monday, May 31. 

The May issue of the Quill will appear next 

The Debating Council will have a banquet at 



New Meadows shortly after the Inn opens. 

Dean Sills entertained the class in English 8 
at the Hotel Eagle last week. 

The Y. M. C. A. Cabinet had an informal feed 
at Major's last night. 

Psi Upsilon and Zeta Psi are to have house par- 
ties at Ivy time. 

Last Tuesday 18 major and 28 minor warnings 
were given to the first year men. 

The schedule of final exams for the Medical 
School has appeared. The exams start on June 
9 and last until the 27th. 

Phillips '17, who wrenched his knee in the 
Bates game last Wednesday, is now able to be 
back in the field again. 

Three postponed interfraternity baseball games 
have not yet been played off: D. U's. vs. B. X's., 
T. D's. vs. Kappa Sigs, and Dekes vs. Zetes. 

Brunswick High defeated Lewiston High, 13 
to 3, on Whittier Field Wednesday and were 
beaten by Thornton Academy, 6 to i, Saturday. 

A large number of Bowdoin men attended the 
presentation of "Bud, the College Duke," at Lew- 
iston last night. Fuller '16 played the leading 

Twenty Freshmen spoke Thursday in the pre- 
liminary trials for the Alexander Prize Speaking. 
Ten of these will be selected to compete with the 
ten Sophomores and ten Juniors already selected. 
The Tufts team had ten minutes to catch the 
train after the game Friday. There was not time 
to change their uniforms, and they were taken to 
the station in a wagon. 

The final trials for the Alexander Prize Speak- 
ing will be held next Wednesday afternoon. The 
exact time a.ssigned to each of the thirty candi- 
dates will be announced later. 

"Squanto" Wilson '13, who has been in league 

baseball ever since he graduated, will play on the 

Portland New England League team this season. 

Examinations for the removal of incompletes 

are now being held. 

The sixth annual dinner of the Alpha Delta 
Phi fraternity was held in Portland April 29. Dr. 
Gerrish, Bishop Codman, Ramsey '15 and Lang- 
don '13, travelling secretary of the fraternity, 
were among the speakers. 

The Cleveland Cabinet on the second floor of 
Massachusetts Hall is being thoroughly renovat- 
ed. Painting and cleaning have been going on, 
new furniture is to be installed and new labels are 
being put on the collections of minerals and curi- 

In the third round of the tennis tournament, 
Head '16 defeated Baxter '16, 6-3, 6-0; Ladd '16 
defeated Flynt '17, 6-3, 6-1 ; Larrabee '16 defeated 
Woodman '16, 6-4, 7-5; and Card '15 defeated 
Nickerson '16, 6-4, 6-4. In the semi-finals Head 
plays Ladd and Larrabee plays Card. 

The attention of the College is called to the fact 
that all Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen must 
sign in for their electives for next year before 
Thursday, June 10, and that all Sophomores must 
reeister their Maiors also before that dav. The 

College requires that students must submit their 
courses chosen for their Majors to the head of 
the department in which the Major is taken for 
approval, and provides also that the student must 
consult with the department in which the Major 
is taken concerning his Minors. The professors 
in charge of the different departments will be 
very glad to have students consult them in regard 
to their Majors and Minors at as early a date as 


Brother Galen Clapp Moses, of the class of 
1856, died at his home in Bath on Patriot's Day, 
April 19. He enjoyed the distinction of having 
been the manager of a large and successful busi- 
ness enterprise for a continuous period of fifty 
years, and won the gratitude of his fellow towns- 
men by erecting at his own expense a public li- 
brary and a building for the Young Men's Chris- 
tian Association. He had been a member of the 
Board of Overseers of the College for thirty-five 
years, and at the time of his death was its presi- 
dent. He had also served many years as a mem- 
ber of the Finance Committee. He was one of 
the oldest surviving members of the Bowdoin 
Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi, and one who never 
lost his interest in and love for the fraternity. 
Bowdoin Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi. 

aiumni Department 

'99. — After a long illness, Philip Choate Has- 
kell died at the home of his mother, Mrs. Frank 
I. Haskell, in Lewiston last Wednesday. Mr. 
Haskell had been at the Hebron Sanitarium for 
two years and was brought to his mother's home 
about a week ago. He was born in Westbrook 
October 21, 1877, and fitted for Bowdoin in the 
Westbrook schools. Mr. Haskell was assistant 
postmaster of Westbrook from 1903 to 1905, fol- 
lowing this he went into the silk manufacturing 
business. At the time he was taken ill two years 
ago, he was superintendent of a silk mill in 
Wilkesbarre, Pennsylvania. He married Miss 
Ethel Long Kingston, whose courage and cheer- 
fulness made his long illness much easier to bear. 
Besides his wife and mother, the deceased is sur- 
vived by two brothers, Walter F. and Roger, of 
Westbrook, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Files of 
Haverhill, Massachusetts, and Miss Edith Haskell 
of Westbrook. 

'12. — Lyde F. Pratt of Farmington, who will 
complete three years of graduate study in chemis- 
try at Johns Hopkins University, with the degree 
of Ph.D., in June, has accepted an offer to be- 
come instructor in organic chemistry at the Uni- 
versity of Vermont. 

'14. — Robert D. Leigh has been appointed in- 
structor in Government at Reed College for next 
year. He expects to receive an A.M. degree at 
Columbia in June. 


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NO. 7 


By winning nine firsts and tieing another, the 
University of Maine easily won the 2ist annual 
Maine Intercollegiate Track and Field Meet at 
Colby Saturday, with a score of 6o^ points. The 
contest for second place furnished the most ex- 
citement, for it was only after Savage of Bow- 
doin won the low hurdles that Bowdoin was sure 
of this place. Bowdoin scored 32 points, Colby 
came third with 27, while Bates was completely 
outclassed with five and a half points. 

Weather conditions were fine, but the poor 
condition of the track made the establishing of 
any new records practically impossible. In the 
field events, however, three new state records 
were made, Bailey of Maine making one in the 
hammer throw and another in the discus, while 
Palmer of Maine broke the present record of 5 
feet, 8}i inches in the high jump with a jump of 
5 feet, 10 inches. Bailey threw the hammer 162 
feet, 2% inches, bettering his record of last year 
which was i6i feet, Ji inch. In the discus throw 
he did 127 feet, yyi inches, the old record by Gove 
of Bates being 126 feet. 

Coach Magee is to be congratulated on the per- 
formance of the team repr-esenting the White. 
The work of the whole team was excellent, espe- 
cially that of Savage and Webber in the hurdles. 
Bowdoin placed in every event except the mile, 
the two mile and the broad jump. 

The prettiest race of the afternoon was the mile 
run which was finally won by Bell of Maine in 4 
minutes, 26 2-5 seconds. For the best part of the 
race Bell and Wunderlich of Maine led with 
Thompson of Colby and Lane of Bates close be- 
hind. Thompson at the finish with a fine sprint 
passed Wunderlich and nearly caught Bell who 
beat him by a foot. Cutler of Bowdoin ran well, 
but failed to place. 

In the half mile race Crosby of Bowdoin pushed 
Dempsey of Maine hard and it was only by a fine 
sprint that the Maine man was able to win over 
the Bowdoin runner. Golden of Colby ran a fast 
race, finishing third in a race that was timed at 
two minutes flat. 

McWilliams of Bowdoin overcame a lead in the 
440 yard dash, only to be beaten for first place by 
Merr'll of Colby who passed him a few yards 
frr he tape. Webster of Colby came third. 

Howe of Colby easily won the 100 yard and the 
220 yard dashes as he had no one to push him. 
In both these events Wyman of Bowdoin ran very 
pretty races. Captain Small of Bates showed up 
well in the furlong. 

The 220 yard hurdles proved to be the surprise 
of the afternoon. Dopesters had given the race 
to either Royal of Colby or French of Maine but 
Savage of Bowdoin upset all these ideas when he 
skimmed over the hurdles a winner. In this race 
he was leading French of Maine by about a foot 
when the latter took a bad fall on the last hurdle 
and was unable to finish. 

Webber of Bowdoin also surprised the follow- 
ers of the White when he finished close behind 
French of Maine in the 120 yard hurdles. Cole- 
man of Bates scored third in this event. 

Owing to the bad condition of the take-off no 
new record was made in the pole vault as had 
been expected. Here Captain McKenney of 
Bowdoin tied with Hutton of Maine for first hon- 
ors at 10 feet, 10 inches. Williams of Maine and 
Drew of Bates tied for third place. 

In the running high jump Bowdoin scored two 
men. First place went to Palmer of Maine with 
Wood of Bowdoin and White of Bowdoin cap- 
turing second and third places. 

The hammer throw went to Captain Bailey of 
Maine, with Gulliver of Maine, second, and Lead- 
better of Bowdoin third. 

The two mile was a pretty race in which the 
heady running of Preti of Maine won. In this 
event the lead see-sawed between Preti of Maine 
and Wenz and Levine of Colby. Preti worried 
his opponents and on the seventh lap Wenz was 
forced to leave the track. Preti opened up and 
beat Levine of Colby easily, who was followed by 
Herrick of Maine. Irving ran a strong race for 
Bowdoin, finishing fourth. 

Allen of Maine won the shot put with a heave 
of 42 feet, 3 and 8-10 inches. Bailey of Maine 
and Leadbetter of Bowdoin tied for second. 

The broad jump was captured by French of 
Maine, Rowe of Maine coming second, with 
Keaney of Bates third. 

In the discus throw Bailey again shone with a 
throw of 127 feet, seven and a half inches. Moul- 
ton of Bowdoin was second and Joyce of Colby,, 



In the morning trials Bowdoin qualified the 
most men, Simonton and Pirnie, the two Fresh- 
men, both showing up well. 
The summary : 

100 Yard Dash — First trial heat. Won by 
Lawry of Maine. C. Wyman of Bowdoin second. 
Time, 104-5 seconds. Second trial heat. Won 
by Small of Bates. Ferrill of Colby second. 
Time, 10 2-5 seconds. Third trial heat. Won by 
Howe of Colby. Leecock of Maine second. Time, 
103-5 seconds. Semi-final heat. Won by C. Wy- 
man of Bowdoin. Time, 10 4-5 seconds. Final 
heat. Won by Howe of Colby. C. Wyman of 
Bowdoin, second; Lawry of Maine, third. Time, 
10 1-5 seconds. 

220 Yard Dash — First trial heat won by Ferrill 
■of Colby; C. Wyman of Bowdoin, second. Time, 
23 4-5 seconds. Second trial heat won by Howe 
of Colby ; Butler of Bates, second. Time, 23 2-5 
seconds. Third trial heat won by Small of Bates ; 
Pirnie of Bowdoin, second. Time, 23 2-5 seconds. 
Semi-final heat won by C. Wyman of Bowdoin. 
Time, 23 4-5 seconds. Final heat won by Howe 
of Colby; Small of Bates, second; C. Wyman of 
Bowdoin, third. Time, 22 3-5 seconds. 

440 Yard Dash — First trial heat won by Law- 
rence of Bates; McWilliams of Bowdoin, second; 
Webster of Colby, third. Time, 53 seconds. Sec- 
ond trial heat won by Connors of Bates ; Simon- 
ton of Bowdoin, second; Merrill of Colby, third. 
Time, 54 seconds. Final heat won by Merrill of 
Colby ; McWilliams of Bowdoin, second ; Webster 
of Colby, third. Time, 52 2-5 seconds. 

880 Yard Run — Won by Dempsey of Maine; 
Crosby of Bowdoin, second ; Golden of Colby, 
third. Time, 2 minutes. 

Mile Run — ^Won by Bell of Maine; Thompson 
of Colby, second; Wunderlich of Maine, third. 
Time, 4 minutes, 26 2-5 seconds. 

Two Mile Run— Won by Preti of Maine; Le- 
vine of Colby, second; Herrick of Maine, third. 
Time, 9 minutes, 57 seconds. 

120 Yard Hurdles — First trial heat won by 
French of Maine; Coleman of Bates, second. 
Time, 162-5 seconds. Second trial heat won by 
Webber of Bowdoin; Royal of Colby, second. 
Time, 17 seconds. Final heat won by French of 
Maine ; Webber of Bowdoin, second ; Coleman of 
Bates, third. Time, 162-5 seconds. 

220 Yard Hurdles — First trial heat won by 
Savage of Bowdoin ; Quimby of Bates, second. 
Time, 262-5 seconds. Second trial heat won by 
French of Maine; Hammerschlag of Colby, sec- 
ond. Time, 28 1-5 seconds. Third heat won by 
Quimby of Bates. Time, 27 seconds. Final heat 
won by Savage of Bowdoin ; Royal of Colby, sec- 
ond ; no third man finished. Time, 26 3-5 seconds. 

Running High Jump — Won by Palmer of 
Maine; Wood of Bowdoin, second; White of 
Bowdoin, third. Height, 5 feet 10 inches. (New 

Running Broad Jump — Won by French of 
Maine, 22 feet, 3 inches ; Rowe of Maine, second, 
20 feet, 10^ inches; Keaney of Bates, third, 20 
feet, 93/2 inches. 

Pole Vault — First place a tie between Hutton 
of Maine and McKenney of Bowdoin, 10 feet, lo 
inches; third place a tie between Drew of Bates 
and Williams of Maine. 

Hammer Throw — Won by Bailey of Maine; 
Gulliver of Maine, second ; Leadbetter of Bow- 
doin, third. Distance, 162 feet, 2j4 inches. (New 

Shot Put— Won by Allen of Maine; Bailey of 
Maine and Leadbetter of Bowdoin, tied for sec- 
ond. Distance, 42 feet, 3.8 inches. 

Discus Throw — Won by Bailey of Maine; 
Moulton of Bowdoin, second ; Joyce of Colby, 
third. Distance, 127 feet, 7J'2 inches. (New 


The decisive but unsatisfactory defeat which 
the Bowdoin baseball team suffered at the hands 
of the University of Maine on May 10 was a sad 
blow to many defenders of the White. With the 
exception of one disastrous inning, Bowdoin's 
team played good ball but the scoring of one ses- 
sion by the Maine players made the game safe for 
them. In the sixth, with the score a tie and with 
Maine runners on second and third bases, Rowe 
hit to McElwee. Ruffner, who was on second, 
ran to third and was tagged while standing on the 
base by McElwee. McElwee then tagged Gilman 
who had started home but Umpire Daley called 
only Gilman out, allowing Ruffner the base, 
whereas it was claimed both men were legally out. 
After this decision Maine made seven runs. It 
was reported that Bowdoin would protest Um- 
pire Daley's decision, but those in charge of the 
team say that no such action will be taken. Don- 
nell's excellent fielding and Driscoll's effective 
work in the box were features of the game. The 
summary : 


ab bh po a e 

Lawry, 2b 3 i i o 2 

R. A. Pendleton, ss 3 o o 3 i 

Gorham, If 2 o o i 

Hackett, If 3 3 o o o 

Gilman, ib 4 o 9 I 

Ruffner, rf 5 ° ° » o 

Rowe, 3b 4 I 2 2 o 


fge or ^ 

{ and Kindi. 



Baker, c 2 o 9 I o 

Reardon, c 2 o 6 o o 

Mangold, cf 3 o o o 

Driscoll, p '•••■3 o o 5 o 

Totals 34 5 27 12 4 


ab bh po a e 

Phillips, If 4 I I o o 

Donnell, 3b 4 o 2 4 o 

McEIwee, ss 4 i 6 3 2 

Chapman, c 3 o 3 i 2 

Eaton, lb 3 i 11 i i 

Merrill, cf 2 I o i o 

Woodman, rf 3 i o i 

Allen, rf i o 2 o 

Kelley, 2b 4 o 2 5 3 

R. W. Pendleton, p 20021 

Eraser, p i o o 2 o 

Totals 31 5 27 19 10 

Innings : 

Maine i o i o o 8 o — 10 

Bowdoin oioiiooo — • 3 

Two base hit, Merrill. Stolen bases, R. A. 
Pendleton, Gorham, Reardon, Chapman 2, Wood- 
man 2, McElwee, Merrill. Sacrifice hits, R. A. 
Pendleton, Oilman, Chapman, Eaton. Left on 
bases, Maine 4, Bowdoin 5. First base on errors, 
Maine 6, Bowdoin 3. Eirst base on balls, off 
Driscoll 2, off Pendleton 5. Hits, off Pendleton 3, 
off Eraser 2. Struck out, by Driscoll 14, by Pen- 
dleton I, by Eraser 2. Wild pitches, Driscoll, 
Pendleton. Umpire, Daley. Time, 2.20. 


Errors in the first and ninth innings defeated 
Bowdoin in the second Bowdoin-Colby game of 
the state series at Brunswick Wednesday. Colby 
started the game by scoring five runs on two hits 
and five errors in the first inning. In the last 
half of this inning Bowdoin scored two runs on 
one hit assisted by two errors. After the first in- 
ning both teams settled down and played good 
ball for seven innings. In the third McElwee 
scored on a wild pitch. La Eleur in the fifth in- 
ning made one of the longest hits that has ever 
been made on Whittier Field when he drove a 
ball to the top of the center field fence. The ball 
bounded back into the field and he was able to 
make only three bases on it. In the second half 
of the same inning Phillips knocked a home run 
over right field fence. 

In the ninth Bowdoin went to pieces and Colby 
scored five more runs before the home team could 
find itself. Bowdoin started the second half of 
the ninth by a batting rally that forced James to 
replace Wright on the mound. Colby's lead was 

too great to be overcome and the visiting team 
won by a margin of five runs. The playing on 
both sides was with a few exceptions decidedly 
mediocre. Stanley pitched a better game than 
Wright and during the whole game with excep- 
tion of the two wierd innings, the first and ninth, 
the Bowdoin team showed as much ability as did 
the Colby representatives. 


ab r bh po a e 

Simpson, If 4 i o i o 

Campbell, 2b 4 2 o 2 5 

La Eleur, 3b 4 4 2 3 2 3 

Deasy, c 5 2 3 3 3 o 

Allen, rf 5 i 3 i o 

James, cf-p 5 I o 3 o 

Smith, lb 4 I o 12 o o 

Duffy, ss 3 o 2 3 o 

Wright, p 3 o o 2 o 

Eraser, cf o o o o 

Total 37 12 8 27 IS 3 


ab r bh po a e 

Phillips, If 4 I 2 I o 2 

Donnell, 3b 5 I I o I 2 

McElwee, ss 5 I i 4 6 2 

Chapman, c 4 i i 6 3 2 

Eaton, lb 3 o i 13 o o 

Merrill, cf 3 o o 2 I o 

Woodman, rf . . . . 4 i 2 o o o 

Kelley, 2b 4 i o i o 3 

Stanley, p 4 i i o 6 i 

Totals 36 7 9 27 17 12 

Innings : 

Colby 5 o o o I o o i 5 — 12 

Bowdoin 201 01 000 3— 7 

Two base hits, Allen, Donnell. Three base hit. 
La Eleur. Home run, Phillips. Stolen bases, 
Deasy, James, McElwee, Chapman, Eaton, Mer- 
rill. Earned runs, Colby i, Bowdoin i. Sacrifice 
hits. La Eleur, Duffy, Wright. Double play, 
Duffy to Campbell. Left on bases, Colby 3, Bow- 
doin 5. Eirst base on errors, Colby 9, Bowdoin 
3. Bases on balls, off Wright 3, off Stanley I. 
Hit by pitcher, by Stanley, Simpson. Struck out, 
by Wright 4, by Stanley 4. Wild pitches, Wright 
2. Passed balls, Deasy, Chapman. Umpire, 
Daley. Time, 2.15. 


The first outdoor rally of the season was held 
on the Art Building steps Thursday evening, pre- 
paratory to the state meet. The band, from the 
nearby stand, rendered several selections. The 
speakers were McKenney '15, McWilliams '15 and 
Coach Magee. MacCorraick '15 led the cheering. 




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Vol. XLV. 

MAY 18, 1915 


Following the Team 

The men who followed the track team to Wa- 
terville Saturday gave ample evidence that they 
were behind the teain every minute of the time. 
Those men, many of whom, riding on the "bum- 
pers," put themselves to personal discomfort, or 
who, riding in the more orthodox method, put 
themselves to financial loss, certainly possess that 
college loyalty which in most men needs no stim- 
ulant. But those who took advantage of the ad- 
journs to go to Portland are lacking in loyalty 
to the college and the team. When the next op- 
portunity comes for the undergraduate body to 
give its support to the team we trust that no 
rival attraction will prove stronger. 

A Training Table 

At a recent meeting of the Bowdoin Club of 
Boston the track and football coaches spoke of 
the need of a training table. No one who has the 
slightest knowledge of track or football can doubt 
that good condition is essential to success on the 
field, or that a training table is an important fac- 
tor in that good condition. We hope that next 
fall may see a permanent and well managed train- 
ing table for football and cross country, and that 
this may be continued in the spring for track, and 
if need be, for baseball. 

A Cinder Track 

College papers have been accused of filling 
their columns almost entirely with matter that 
has to do with the athletic field, — with the results 
of past games and contests and with prophecies 
as to future contests. It may be that the Orient 
has been as guilty as other papers, if guilt this be, 
but we fail to see what could be of more interest 
to our readers, both undergraduates and alumni, 
than what is happening on Whittier Field or the 
fields of our opponents. And in consideration of 
the fact that our track team has just defeated 
Tech and for the first time in five years has fin- 
ished better than third place in the Maine inter- 
coUegiates, we may perhaps be pardoned if we 
dwell upon a subject in which every track man in 
college is vitally interested. 

Whittier Field should be equipped with a cinder 
track. The present track of clay is slow and 
heavy. In wet weather the track is slippery; in 
hot weather it borders upon the cement. The 
rare medium between hot and wet weather which 
puts the track in good condition comes too sel- 
dom. We cannot depend upon the weather for 
our track. A good track is one of the neces- 
sities for fast times. Bowdoin's unexpected vic- 
tory over Tech was due in part to the fast track 
on which the meet was held. If we are to have 
winning track teams we must have a fast track 
on which to train them. The track needs a solid 
foundation of ''clinkers" covered by at least two 
or three inches of well rolled cinders, rather than 
the present sprinkling of cinders which will not 
remain after the first wind storm. 

The state meet last Saturday was held on a 
track that was a disgrace to the college that owns 
it and to the association to which the college be- 
longs. Next year the state meet will be in Bruns- 
wick. Let it be on a track that is up to the stand- 
ard of the rest of our athletic equipment. 


Before the state series opened the Bates and 



Bowdoin teams appeared to be best on paper. 
But Colby is leading with a perfect score of two 
games won. Bowdoin is in the cellar position. 
This is partly caused by the loss of Bradford at 
the opening of the series, and Goodskey who was 
injured in the Colby game. 

Tomorrow Bowdoin plays its second game with 
Maine at Waterville and the following Wednes- 
day, its third game with Colby at Waterville. 

The standing : 

Won Lost P.C. 

Colby 2 o 

Maine 2 i .667 

Bates I 2 .333 

Bowdoin i 3 .250 


Kappa Sigma 13, Theta Delta Chi 8 
The Kappa Sigs defeated the Theta Delts 13 to 
8 Tuesday afternoon in a free hitting, loose field- 
ing game. Corbett and Campbell each knocked 
the ball into the pines for a home run. The Theta 
Delts had a batting rally in the last inning, but the 
Kappa Sigs had too large a lead. Casper played 
a good game for the losers. The score : 

R H E 

Kappa Sigma 440030 2 — 13 10 7 

Theta Delta Chi o 3 o I o o 4— 8 15 8 

Batteries: Somers '15 and Floyd '15; Wood '16 
and Campbell '17. Umpire, Bate '16. 

Delta Upsilon 15, Beta Chi 7 
Directly after the game between the Theta 
Delts and Kappa Sigs, the D. U's. administered a 
15 to 7 defeat to Beta Chi. Grierson '16, who 
followed Allen '18 on the mound for D. U., 
pitched an almost air-tight game. The fielding of 
Richardson '16 and D. Peacock '17 was Beta Chi's 
strong point, while Rogers'15 was strong at the 
bat for D. U. Beta Chi had a batting rally in the 
fifth, but with the bases full and two men out. 
Grant '18 was caught off third. The score: 

R H E 

D. U 440 I 5 I X— IS II 5 

B. X I 2 o o 4 o o — 769 

Batteries: Allen '18, Grierson '16 and R. Pea- 
cock '18: Hurlin '18, Curran '18 and Palmer '18. 
Umpire, Bate '16. 

League Standing 
Division A. 

Won Lost P.C. 

Beta Theta Pi 2 o 

Zeta Psi i o 

Psi Upsilon I I .500 

Delta Kappa Epsilon o i .000 

Alpha Delta Phi 2 .000 

Division B. 

Delta Upsilon 2 

Bowdoin Club 2 

Theta Delta Chi i 

Kappa Sigma i 

Beta Chi o 

The Interscholastic Tennis Tournament was 
held Friday and Saturday. The doubles and sin- 
gles were both won by Edward Little High 
School. The individual star was Purinton of tha' 
school, who won the singles and was on the win- 
ning team in the doubles. The playing of Owen 
of Portland and Mitchell of Brunswick should 
also receive mention. 

Doubles: Preliminary — Hebron (Tracy and 
Woodman) defeated Lewiston (Ireland and Pur- 
inton), 6-2, 7-5. First round — Edward Little 
(Purinton and Woodin) defeated Hebron, 8- 
6-3. Freeport (Miller and Tuttle) defeated Wes 
brook Seminary (Noble and Alcazin), 6-4, 6- 
Gorham (Russell and Smith) defeated Kent 
Hill (Dunnack and Dow), 5-7, 6-4, 6-2. Bruns- 
wick (Mitchell and Wass) defeated Portland 
(Stanwood and Gilson), 4-6, 8-6, 6-4. Second 
round — Edward Little defeated Freeport, 6-2, 
6-4. Brunswick defeated Gorham, 6-3, 1-6, 7-5. 
Finals — Edward Little defeated Brunswick, 8-10, 
6-0, 6-1. 

Singles: First round — Owen of Portland de- 
feated Russell of Gorham, 3-6, 6-0, 8-6. Mitchell 
of Brunswick defeated Tracy of Hebron, 6-2, 2-6, 
6-3. Tuttle of Freeport defeated Chellis of West- 
brook Seminary, 6-2, 6-1. Purinton of Edward 
Little defeated Ireland of Lewiston, 6-0, 6-0. 
Second round — Owen defeated Mitchell, 6-2, 8-6. 
Purinton defeated Tuttle, 6-0, 6-1. Finals — Pur- 
inton defeated Owen, 6-2, 6-1. 


The New England intercollegiate track meet 
will be held at Tech Field, Cambridge, Friday and 
Saturday. Bowdoin will be represented by a 
team, the members of which have not yet been 
chosen. It is expected that the heavy scoring of 
the meet will be made by Dartmouth, Maine and 
M. I. T., but Bowdoin should be able to gather a 
few points. 


The Orient was misinformed concerning the 
date of the lecture by Professor Alfred L. P. De 
nis to be held under the auspices of the Ibis, 
will take place this next Thursday night in M 
morial Hall at eight o'clock. Professor Denn' 



t will be, "The Historical Influence of 
ca on Europe." The public is invited do at- 


The final trials for contestants in the Alexan- 
der Prize Speaking will be held in Memorial Hall 
tomorrow afternoon. The following will partici- 
pate in the trials: From 1916: Edwards, Foster, 
Fuller, Garland, Ireland, Leadbetter, Noble, Par- 
sons, Sayward, Winter. From 1917: Achorn, 
Chapman, Creeden, Eaton, Miller, Moran, Phil- 
lip? ""oss, Shumway, Willey. From 1918: Al- 
bioij. . E. Gray, Jacob, Matthews, Mooers, Nor- 
ton, Payne, Roper, Sanderson, J. Thomas. 


To the Editor of the Orient : 

One of the most prominent conditions which 
presents itself to an observer of undergraduate 
activities at Bowdoin College is the lack of oppor- 
tunity which exists for students to gather for in- 
formal sociability in an all-college way. Here is 
a social need whose importance has long been 
recognized, but one whose satisfaction until this 
time has never been seriously undertaken. In an 
editorial from the Orient of May 3, 1899, the fol- 
lowing comments on this situation are made : 

is good and healthy for students to get to- 
and discuss things which interest the col- 
k: 3 a whole: but they will not unless there is 
enient and suitable place. Such a hall as 
.0 .- . ..Jed should be connected with some building 
where students naturally go for comfort and so- 
cial enjoyment; a building not associated with 
recitations, lectures and examinations, but with 
relaxation, indoor games and reading. In short, 
the college has reached that stage in its develop- 
ment where it needs to have special provision 
mad'' for some things which a college was for- 
me'- ■ .hought to have little or nothing to do with. 
It is not simply a hall then, that is needed, but a 
tuilding of moderate size containing such a hall. 
The building should be recognized as a student 
building; there should be in it a reading room; a 
room with facilities for quiet games of chess and 
checkers ; one or two small rooms for meetings 
of committees ; a room with billiard and pool 
tables ; and other features which readily suggest 
themselves. The building of chapter houses is an 
additional reason for a building such as has been 
outlined. The only disadvantage to be feared 
from the growth of chapter houses at Bowdoin is 
the tendency which they will have to separate 
groups of students from contact with the college 

as a whole " 

Although written sixteen years ago, this edi- 

torial is more adequate to the subject now than 
ever, because the demand for a Union increases 
with the rapidly developing variety of undergrad- 
uate interests. The spirit of a Union requires a 
separate building for its development, but as the 
construction of a new building for this purpose is 
not a present possibility, we could turn the old 
gymnasium to splendid account. A study of the 
possibilities of the old gym makes plain the fact 
that the building will lend itself readily to com- 
fortable and attractive arrangement. At an ex- 
pense of $5000 the present floor could be divided 
into three rooms of ample proportions ; one for 
billiards and cards, one with a large fireplace, 
bookshelves and piano, for lounging, and a third 
which could be used either as a part of the loung- 
ing room, or shut off and used for meetings and 
rehearsals. The flooring of the old track pro- 
vides excellent opportunity for the location of a 
number of small ofiices where the administrative 
departments of the various undergraduate activi- 
ties would be concentrated in a definite and con- 
venient location. 

As typical of the best in college life, the Union 
should have an active appeal to every Bowdoin 
man. Sketches showing the proposed arrange- 
ment of rooms will soon be posted in the Library. 
Look them over, and make your ideas known. 
Miles E. Langley. 

To the Editor of the Orient: 

Course 9 will be dropped next year, and the fol- 
lowing changes will be made in the arrangement 
and numbering of my other courses : — 

Courses 15, 16: English (with some American) 
literature of the nineteenth century ; Wordsworth, 
Carlyle, Emerson, Tennyson, Longfellow, Brown- 
ing and others. To alternate with Courses 13, 14, 
below. For Sophomores, and Juniors and Seniors 
who have not had the present Course 14. 

Courses 17, 18: Shakespeare. To alternate 
with Courses 19, 20, below. For students who 
have had the present Course 13. 

[Courses 13, 14: English literature from the 
beginning to Gray and Burns ; especially Chaucer, 
Spenser, Elizabethan drama, Shakespeare, Mil- 
ton, Pope. To be given in 1916-17. For Sopho- 
mores, Juniors and Seniors. Required of students 
majoring in English.] 

[Courses 19, 20: Carlyle, Emerson. Browning. 
To be given in 1916-17. Only for students who 
shall have had Courses 15, 16, above.] 

G. R. Elliott. 

A recent census of the Senior class as to their 



plans for work after receiving their degrees 
shows that 23 will enter business pursuits, 11 will 
teach, II are undecided, 8 will take up law, 7 will 
study medicine, 6 will enter the ministry, 6 will 
do graduate work, 2 will take up some branch of 
engineering, 2 will become industrial chemists and 
one will enter the field of agriculture. The de- 
tailed choices are as follows : 

Adams, teaching; Aitchison, ministry; Allen, 
undecided ; Austin, teaching ; Bacon, law ; Butler, 
ministry; Bodurtha, teaching; Brown, business; 
Card, business; Chatto, engineering; Coffin, grad- 
uate work in art and English at Princeton ; Coo- 
ley, engineering ; Coombs, business ; Coxe, busi- 
ness ; Cristy, medicine; Cutler, ministry; Dem- 
mons, teaching ; Dow, agriculture ; Dunton, un- 
decided : Eastman, business-; Eaton, business ; El- 
well, undecided; Evans, will attend the General 
Theological Seminary of N. Y. ; Farrar, business ; 
Fessenden, business; Floyd, undecided; Hall, bus- 
iness; Hamel, medicine; Hastings, teaching; Hil- 
dreth, teaching; Jones, graduate work in business 
administration at Harvard ; Keegan, law ; Knowl- 
ton, medicine; Koughan, teaching; Kuhn, un- 
decided; Lappin, business: H. A. Lewis, teaching; 
J. A. Lewis, law; Livingston, undecided; Loring, 
business; Lynch, business; McCargo, business; 
MacCormick, graduate work in Education at Co- 
lumbia ; MacDonald, will study at Union Semi- 
nary ; McKenney, undecided ; McKinnon, busi- 
ness; McWilliams, graduate work; Mannix, med- 
icine; Melcher, business; Melloon, law; D. K. 
Merrill, undecided; I. C. Merrill, undecided; Mor- 
rison, medicine; Moulton, medicine; Perkins, in- 
dustrial chemistry ; Porritt, graduate work in bus- 
iness administration at Harvard ; Prescott, teach- 
ing; Ramsay, business; Richardson, undecided; 
Ricker, graduate work in History at University 
of Pennsylvania; Roberts, teaching; Robinson, 
teaching; Rodick, business; Rogers, law; RolHns, 
law; Smith, business, Somers, business; Stetson, 
undecided; Stone, medicine; Tackaberry, law; 
Talbot, law; Threlfall, ministry; Verrill, busi- 
ness ; West, business ; Wing, law ; Woodbury, in- 
dustrial chemistry ; Wright, business. 

mitii m JFacultp 

In the public health campaign this week Dr. 
Whittier addressed meetings at Bangor and at 
Lewiston. Sunday he spoke before a meeting of 
men and boys at Bangor and Monday afternoon 
he spoke at Lewiston on "Municipal Sanitation." 

Professor Davis who is a member of the exam- 
ining committee at Kent's Hill Seminary, ad- 
dressed the seminary last Tuesday. 

Dntije Campus 

Weick '16 is confined with the measles. 

Edgar O. Achorn '81 was on the campus last 

The Elijah Kellogg tablet has been set in place 
on the west side of Massachusetts Hall. 

Weston '12 and Abbot '13 were on the campus 
last week. 

Chase '18, Curran '18 and Libbey '18 were in- 
itiated into Beta Chi Thursday evening. 

The Freshman Orchestra will play at the 
Church on the Hill Friday night. 

Some of the new furniture for the Faculty 
room in the Cleveland cabinet has arrived. 

The Dean will be glad to confer with any of 
the Seniors who desire a good business opening in 
the fall. 

Eighty-five students now have overdue books 
from the Library, and are requested to return 
them at once. 

A play entitled "The Doll Girl" by Coffin '15 
will be presented at the Church on the Hill Fri- 
day evening. 

The stories for the Hawthorne prize given by- 
Kate Douglass Wiggin are to be handed in by 
June I. 

The tennis match scheduled with the Portland 
Country Club for May 8 was postponed on ac- 
count of rain, until next Saturday. 

Bradford '17 has gone home with an attack of 
scarlet fever. He will be kept out of the baseball 
game for the rest of the season. 

The May issue of the College Bulletin, contain- 
ing the reports of the President, Dean and Libra- 
rian, is now in the hands of the printer. 

Only half of the recipients of scholarships have 
signed for the second semester. The others are 
asked to do so at once. 

The Zeta Psi Circle for May contained an 
account of the Portland Players, telling of the 
work of Professor Brown and Crowell '13. 

In the Maine Intercollegiate track meets, Bow- 
doin took fourth place in 1913, third in 1914, and 
second in 1915. At this rate, what will it be in 

The Masque and Gown presents Jack Straw, 
the Ivy play, at Rockland tomorrow evening. 

Lovell's Orchestra has been secured for the 
Ivy dance. 

Alpha Rho and Psi of Kappa Sigma, the Bow- 
doin and Maine chapters, held a joint banquet at 
the Elmwood Hotel in Waterville Saturday even- 
ing after the track meet. Cutler '15 and Moran 
'17 were the speakers from Alpha Rho. 

The Visiting Committee of the Boards of Trus- 
tees and Overseers will be on the campus tomor- 



row. This committee discusses and recommends 
the college appropriations for the coming year. 
It is made up of Samuel V. Cole '74, William T. 
Cobb 'jj, Frederick O. Conant '80, John A. Mor- 
rill '76 and George E. Bird 

Read e.t'-'i8 was on the campus last week. He 
will enter Annapolis, the U. S. Naval Academy, 
this spring. He was alternate, but because of the 
principal's illness, he received the appointment 
from Congressman Hinds. He passed the pre- 
liminary examinations and will report on June 7. 

Postponed interfraternity games between the 
Dekes and Zetes, T. D's. and D. U's. and the A. 
D's. and Psi U'S. remain to be played off. 


Hall of Eta of Theta Delta Chi. 

May 16, 1915. 
Eta learns with regret of the untimely death of 
Brother Philip Choate Haskell of the class of 
1899. While in college, Brother Haskell was 
prominent in all branches of college life, athletic, 
social and literary. Since graduation he had been 
in silk manufacturing in his native town. West- 
brook. He also served as assistant postmaster of 

Therefore, feeling that Bowdoin has lost a loyal 
alumnus and the fraternity a devoted brother. Eta 
Charge extends its sympathy to his bereaved fam- 
ily and his many friends. 

Dana Kinsman Merrill, 
Arthur Eldridge Littlefield, 
Kenneth George Stone, 

For the Charge. 

aiumni Depattment 

Bowdoin was prominently represented at the 
State Conference of Congregational Churches 
recently held at Augusta. Among the speakers 
were Lucilius A. Emery '61 of Ellsworth, not long 
retired from the highest judicial position in 
Maine; Wilbert G. Mallett '91, principal of the 
Farmington State Normal School, and Reverend 
Frederick Parker '97 of Sherman Mills. 

Judge Emery delivered an address on the sub- 
ject: "Should the Churches Organize Against 
Party Slavery and Social Sins?" He maintained 
that the church organization should not engage 
in a crusade against political sins, dividing his 
argument into three parts : first, it does not seem 
necessary to employ the church organization in 
such work, as other organizations exist for the 
sole purpose of combating such evils; second, it 
is inadvisable for the church organization to wage 
war on these things ; third, the church organiza- 
tion ought not to undertake the work. In conclu- 

sion. Judge Emery said : "I would not restrain 
pastors, church officers, or members, as individ- 
uals, from advocating and promoting any scheme 
that they deem to be for the welfare of their 
community or of mankind in general. There is 
ample scope for such action in other organiza- 
tions, if organizations are desired, or if none such 
exist, they can be formed. I submit, however, 
that the church was not instituted nor its mem- 
bers appointed for the propaganda of any politi- 
cal, economic, sociological, or even moral doc- 
trine, but so to develop and strengthen the spirit- 
ual nature of men that, as said by Paul, being 
ruled by the spirit, they will not need the rule of 
the law." 

Principal Mallett spoke on "The First Step To- 
ward Christian Unity — Cooperative Effort." He 
said that the greatest need was not so much the 
unity of religious organizations as an apprecia- 
tion of the history of different sects so that esti- 
mations of values may be wisely made. He sug- 
gested that as the principle of competition is still 
present in the economic system, so it is in the re- 
ligious organization, and said that in Russia only, 
where he would not care to live, is a single de- 
nomination all powerful. He defended the plan 
of freedom which allows all legitimate creeds and 
political parties to exist according to the follow- 
ing which their strength commands. Finally, 
turning from theory to practice, Mr. Mallett re- 
lated successes in the cooperative efforts of va- 
rious organizations, and pointed out possibilities 
apparent to him from experience in church activ- 

Reverend Frederick Parker took as his subject, 
"An Aroostook Outpost," a story of his work in 
various Aroostook parishes. 

Among the other speakers were Reverend 
Henry W. Webb '90, of Bucksport, and Reverend 
Chauncey W. Goodrich, pastor of the College 
Church in Brunswick. 

'95. — Rev. Langdon Quimby, D.D., is pastor of 
the Congregational Church at Gardner, which 
burned Saturday night. 

'10. — Frank Bernard McGlone, son of Francis 
Thomas and Mary (Sullivan) McGlone. died 
April 18 in New York City. He was born No- 
vember 23, 1884, at Natick, Massachusetts. He 
received his early education in the public schools 
of that city, and was prepared for college at its 
high school. At Bowdoin he was a member of the 
Delta Upsilon Fraternity and the Deutscher 
Verein. He was prominent in musical activities, 
being a member of the Glee Club and the Chapel 
Choir. After graduation, he entered business, 
first at Lawrence, Mass., 'and subsequently in the 
employ of Sulzberger & Sons of Jersey City, N. J. 




NO. 8. 

General Thomas H. Hubbard, an attorney and 
financier of National prominence and one of the 
most famous living sons of Maine and of Bow- 
doin College, died at his home in New York Wed- 
nesday after a brief illness of less than a week's 
duration, erysipelas being the cause of death. He 
was in his 77th year. As a trustee of Bowdoin 
College since 1889 and donator of Hubbard Hall, 
the splendid library building at Bowdoin, and 
Hubbard grand-stand on Whittier Field, he was 
known to all Bowdoin men as the college's great- 
est benefactor and most influential living alum- 
nus. As president of the Peary Arctic Club, 
General Hubbard was the leading spirit in the 
movement that made possible the discovery of the 
North Pole by Admiral Peary. 

He was the son of one of Maine's governors. 
Dr. John Hubbard of Hallowell, and distin- 
guished himself in service in the Maine troops 
during the Civil War, rising from the rank of 
first lieutenant to that of brigadier general. In 
all these capacities General Hubbard was well 
known in this state. In addition he was known 
nationally as commander-in-chief of the Loyal 
Legion, as president and director in many large 
corporations, mostly railroads, operating all over 
the country and even all over the world, notably 
the International Banking Corporation. He had 
been a well known figure in New York financial, 
legal and social circles for more than 40 years. 

General Thomas Hamlin Hubbard was born in 
Hallowell, December 20, 1838, youngest child of 
Governor John Hubbard. He received his pre- 
liminary education in his home town and fitted 
for college at the academy there. He entered 
Bowdoin College in 1853 and graduated in 1857, 
standing high in his class. Bowdoin in i860 con- 
ferred upon him the degree of A.M. and in 1894 
the degree of LL.D. He was made an overseer of 
the college in 1874 and in 1889 he was raised to 
the board of trustees of which he remained an 
active and influential member to the time of his 
death. By his own large personal donations and 
by his influence with others he had been one of 
the greatest agents in improving the college's 
physical and educational equipment, in incresing 
its endowment and raising its prestige. He had 
been for many years president of the chapter of 

Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha of Maine, at Bowdoin. 

He first studied law in Maine and was admitted 
to the Maine Bar in i860. He completed his legal 
education in the Law School at Albany, received 
the degree of LL.B. from that institution in 1861 
and in the same year was admitted to the New 
York Bar. 

In the fall of 1862 Mr. Hubbard returned to his- 
native state to offer his services in suppressing 
the rebellion. He was mustered into service Sep- 
tember 29, 1862, as first lieutenant and adjutant 
of the Twenty-Fifth Maine Volunteer Infantry. 
His first term of enlistment concluded July 11, 

1863, and during this period he served with his 
regiment in Virginia, acting a part of the time as 
assistant adjutant-general and brigadier. After 
the regiment was mustered out he assisted in re- 
cruiting the Tirtieth Regiment of Maine Volun- 
teers and was commissioned its lieutenant-colonel, 
Nov. 10, 1863. Proceeding with his regiment to- 
the Department of the Gulf, he served through 
the Red River campaign and was in command of 
his regiment in the battle of Pleasant Hill, La., 
leading it also in the battles of Cane River Cross- 
ing and Marksville. He aided in the construction 
of a dam across the Red River at Alevandria,. 
which was a means of saving a fleet of Federal 
gunboats, and received especial commendation for 
this service in the reports of Admiral Porter. He 
was instrumental in procuring the rapid passage 
of the army over the Atchafalaya River, May 13, 

1864, when its progress had been checked by the- 
destruction of bridges. 

He was commissioned colonel of the Thirtieth 
Maine Volunteers May 13, 1864, and was present 
with his command in Virginia in the autumn of 
that year, the regiment becoming a part of the 
Third Brigade, First Division of the Nineteenth 
Army Corps. At different times during that year 
and the following he was in command of the 
brigade, and served in the Shennandoah Valley in 
the fall of 1864 in General Sheridan's army. He 
was ordered with his command to Savannah, Ga., 
in June, 1865, and there presided over a board to- 
examine officers of the volunteer forces who de- 
sired to enter the regular army. Col. Hubbard 
was commissioned brigadier-general by brevet 
"for meritorious services" to rank from July 13, 

1865, and was mustered out of the service soon. 



after that date. 

In the fall of 1865, General Hubbard returned 
to New York and engaged in the practice of law 
in New York City, being for some time a partner 
of Charles A. Rappallo, afterwards a judge of the 
court of appeals. For many years afterward he 
was a member of one of the leading law firms of 
the metropolis, Butler, Stillman & Hubbard, 
which had a large clientele and conducted many 
cases involving great financial interests. 

General Hubbard's aptitude in corporation law 
and his great energy and ability secured him a 
high position in his profession and also as a finan- 
cier. As a natural result many of the later years 
of his life were devoted chiefly to the manage- 
ment of large corporations. He was vice-presi- 
dent and director of the Southern Pacific Com- 
pany from 1896 to 1900, president of the Mexican 
International Railroad Company from 1897 to 
1901, and of the Houston & Texas Central Rail- 
road from 1894 to 1901. He was president of the 
Guatemala Central Railroad Company from 1901 
to 1912, and had been president of the Interna- 
tional Bank since 1905, and President of the 
board of the International Banking Corporation 
since December, 1904. He had been president of 
the Pacific Improvement Company since 1903. 
He was a director of the National Bank of Com- 
merce ; director and chairman of the executive 
committee of the Toledo, St. Louis & Western 
Railroad Company, and of the American Light, 
and Traction Company; director and member of 
the executive committee of the Wabash Railroad 
Company, and the Western Union Telegraph 
Company ; director and member of the finance 
committee of the Metropolitan Life Insurance 
Company, and a director of the Equitable Trust 
Company, Philippine Railway Company, and 
■other corporations. 

Until a few years ago he was also p'^rt owner 
of the New York Globe. He never sought politi- 
cal honors. Besides being a trustee of Bowdoin 
College, General Hubbard was a trustee of the 
Albany Law School. 

He was a prominent member of the American 
Bar Association, and chairman of the New York 
State Bar Association's committee on legal ethics. 
He was vice-president of the New York County 
Lawyers' Association. 

He was instrumental in the organization of the 
Peary Arctic Club, under whose auspices the ex- 
pedition on which Admiral Peary discovered the 
North Pole was fitted out, and had been president 
■of the club since 1908. 

He was commander of the New York Com- 
mandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Le- 
■o-ion from 1903 to 1906, and commander-in-chief 

of the military Order of the Loyal Legion of the 
United States in 1913. 

He was president of the New England Society 
of New York from 1903 to 1905. 

General Hubbard had taken a prominent part 
in the social life of the metropolis as well as in 
legal and financial circles, and was a prominent 
member of many clubs, among them the Union 
League, Century, Metropolitan, Republican, Army 
and Navy (of which he was vice-president). Ri- 
ding, Down-Town and Lawyers. 

Mr. Hubbard was married June 28, 1868, to 
Sybil A. Fahnestock of Harrisburg, Penn., who 
survives him. They had three children, one son, 
John Hubbard, and two daughters, Sybil E. and 
Anna W. Hubbard. 

It is said of General Hubbard that he never 
looked his age. He was rather tall, of shapely 
figure, of erect, military bearing and step, and 
had a face of the sort that has sometimes been 
described as "finely chiseled," its every line and 
feature denoting high intelligence, refinement and 
character. He and a brother were in Bowdoin 
College together and Thomas graduated only a 
year or two prior to the outbreak of the rebellion, 
his present title having been earned by his four 
years' service in the war. "The two Hubbard 
boys," said a college contemporary not long ago, 
"were the most popular students in Bowdoin in 
their day. They were born gentlemen, both of 
them, and although they had the advantage of 
most of us in wealth and breeding and opportuni- 
ties, they never exercised it, or even betrayed its 
possession — offensively. 

"Tom, especially, was my beau ideal of a man — 
the kindliest, sweetest, most chivalrous character 
that I have ever known, a Bayard 'sans peur, sans 
reproche.' When I met him in later life, a digni- 
fied, elderly, successful man of affairs, I must 
confess I saw little change in him from the boy 
of college days. He might not consider that a 
compliment, but I do, for few men of 70 preserve 
unimpaired, as he does, all the heartiness, gener- 
osity and sympathy of the boy of 18." 

Collis P. Huntington, president of the Southern 
Pacific Companies, and Gen. Hubbard were close- 
ly associated in business and had shared each 
other's confidence, both in business and personal- 
ly, to an extent not a little remarkable in these 
times. As a trained lawyer, of wide experience 
and representing the highest type of the profes- 
sion. General Hubbard brought to Mr. Hunting- 
ton's assistance in the management of his vast 
and sometimes complicated affairs a measure of 
skill, far-sightedness and judgment that is not 
easily procurable even in this era of high busi- 
ness-professional talent. As attorney and the 



financial agent of the Hopkins-Searles interests, 
ramifying almost the entire field of Mr. Hunting- 
ton's affairs, it was necessary for General Hub- 
bard to recognize the community of interest 
existing, the harmony essential, and to pre- 
serve always and everywhere that delicate bal- 
ance between them, the disturbance of which 
would have produced discord, litigation and dis- 
aster. Few men outside of their immediate asso- 
ciates fully understood how these two men worked 
together, or appreciated the extent to which Gen- 
eral Hubbard for years past shaped the develop- 
ment of the Huntington properties. 

President Hyde's Tribute 

In referring to the death of General Hubbard, 
President Hyde said: — 

"General Thomas H. Hubbard was the best 
friend Bowdoin College ever had. H-e carried its 
problems and interests constantly on his mind and , 
heart, and his great benefactions, amounting to 
more than half a million dollars, came not in re- 
sponse to solicitation but as the spontaneous ex- 
pression of his constant devotion. He was a 
brave and efficient soldier, an able and conscien- 
tious lawyer and business man, a generous sup- 
porter of a host of charities and reforms, a lib- 
eral benefactor to scores of persons. 

"In his business and professional life he kept in 
mind as scrupulously as his own interests, the in- 
terests of clients, customers, patrons and consum- 
ers. His large fortune represented value ren- 
dered to those from whom it came, and his gen- 
erous gifts expressed a personal identification 
with the causes and persons to whom he gave." 
Doctor Little's Tribute 

Dr. George T. Little, the librarian of Bowdoin 
College, spoke as follows regarding the donor of 
the building in which the library is housed : 

"The loss that Bowdoin suffers in the sudden 
death of General Hubbard is not merely that of a 
munificent benefactor but of an exemplar of man- 
hood. To mention the one that his very title 
brings to mind, he is loyal to the core. Ready to 
give up his life for his country, as did his gallant 
brother, he lived for half a century thereafter 
with zeal and enthusiasm unabated for the wel- 
fare of his native land. Culture, travel, wealth, 
made him still more rather than less an American. 
Even more noticeable was his loyalty to his 
friends. He was bound to them and they to him 
with bands that could not be broken. Yet high 
above these personal relationships was his innate 
loyalty to truth and righteousness. No man was 
more sincere and steadfast, no man more perse- 
vering in allegiance, more efficient in advocacy of 
what he deemed true and right." 

Wednesday at VVhittier Field, Maine defeated 
Bowdoin 9 to 3 in a heart-rending game. Eraser 
pitched excellent ball until the team went to 
pieces and with good support the result might 
have been different. With the exception of Phil- 
lips every Bowdoin man who played nine innings 
had one or more errors scored against him. 


ab r bh po a e 

Lawry, 2b 5 2 2 i 7 o 

Pendleton, ss 5 2 2 2 2 

Hackett, If 5 o i o 

Gilman, ib 5 i i 13 i o 

Ruffner, rf 3 2 i o o 

Rowe, 3b 4 2 o 3 

Reardon, c 5 o 7 o o 

Gorham, c 5 o 2 2 o o 

Driscoll, p S o o i i o 

Totals 42 9 6 27 14 2 


ab r bh po a e 

Phillips, If 4 I o 2 o 

Donnell, 3b 4 o l l 2 

McElwee, ss 4 i i i 4 2 

Chapman, c 4 o o 6 i 3 

Eaton, lb 4 i 2 15 o i 

Merrill, cf 3 o o i i 

Woodman, cf i o o o o 

Stanley, rf 3 o o 2 o i 

Humphrey, 2b .... 2 o i i 2 

Minott, 2b I o o 2 o 

Eraser, p 3 o o 3 i 

Totals 33 3 4 27 13 13 

Maine 20004030 0—9 

Bowdoin o o o o i 2 o 0—3 

Two base hits, Lawry, Eaton. Three base hits, 
McElwee, Eaton. Stolen bases, Ruffner 2, Mer- 
rill. Earned runs, Bowdoin i. Left on bases, 
Maine 10, Bowdoin 3. First base on errors, 
Maine 7, Bowdoin 2. First base on balls, off Era- 
ser 7. Hit by pitcher, by Eraser, Ruffner. Struck 
out, by Driscoll 7, by Eraser 6. Umpire, Conway. 
Time, 1.52. 


The following men have been chosen to com- 
pete at the Alexander Prize Speaking contest on 
Monday evening, June 21 : Achorn, Colby, 
Eaton, Miller, Phillips, Willey 1917 and Mat- 
thews, Mooers and Sanderson of 1918. The al- 
ternates are Bowdoin '17, Grant '18 and Roper 
'18. The judges at the trials were Professor 
Ham, Professor Waterhouse and Mr. Wilder. 




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Vol. XLV. 

MAY 25, 1915 

No. 8 

General Hubbard 

In the death of General Hubbard 
has lost one of its strongest friends, 
ings which perpetuate his name are 
to the love he felt for Bowdoin, and 
sion of his desire for the college to 
to the highest possible standard, 
graduated more than half a century a 
est and his Influence have been con 
College mourns his loss. 

the College 
The build- 
an expres- 
measure up 
Though he 
go his inter- 
Stan t. The 

A Bowdoin Union 

The advantages and disadvantages of a Bow- 
doin Union have been held forth to such an extent 
that a detailed discussion of them seems hardly 

necessary. Suffice it to say, for the benefit of 
those who may be unfamiliar with the nature of 
such an institution, that a Union is a gathering 
place for undergraduates for recreation or for 
business. The value of a Union to a college like 
Bowdoin, with the various social interests caused 
by its fraternities, is great. The chief opposition 
comes from a fear that the Union would not be 
appreciated if built. Plans for the rebuilding of 
the Sargent Gymnasium, as the most suitable op- 
portunity the college has for a Union, are attrac- 
tive. If those who are behind the movement for a 
Union can secure the funds necessary to refit the 
old gymnasium in a tasty and serviceable manner 
they need have no fear that their efforts will lack 
undergraduate approval. 

Endowment Insurance 

The Senior class has vetoed the plan of taking 
endowment insurance on the lives of one or more 
of its members as a means of establishing a fund 
which shall ultimately revert to the college. Such 
a course could easily be adopted by the graduating 
class from year to year to the substantial benefit 
of the college, but without noticeable embarrass- 
ment to the contributing men. In refusing to en- 
ter upon this plan the class of 1915 has lost the 
honor of being the originator of what we hope 
and believe will soon be the established policy of 
the graduating classes. 

Nominations and Elections 

The time for nomination and election of Stu- 
dent Council, managers. Bugle Board, and va- 
rious other more or less important undergraduate 
officers, is near. Nominations and elections have 
occasionally been made on the grounds of per- 
sonal popularity rather than executive ability. 
In the coming nominations and elections let us 
have the men best fitted for the positions. "Fair 
play and may the best man win." 

Bowdoin's track athletes took third place at the 
New England Intercollegiate Meet, held on Tech 
Field Saturday, with a score of 20 5-6 points. 
Coach Magee's squad of 12 men pulled through 
the trials to a man and in the finals on Saturday 
did exceptionally well. Savage,, a dark horse star 
of the meet, continued his remarkable record in 
the hurdles by capturing first place in both bar- 
rier contests, showing his heels to several expe- 
rienced men. Captain McKenney tied for first in 
the pole vault with Williams of Maine. Leadbet- 
ter gathered in second place in the hammer throw 
and fourth in the discus. White tied for second 



in the high jump and Wood gained a fraction of 
a point in a tie with two others for fourth place 
in the same event. 


Bowdoin defeated New Hampshire State Col- 
lege Saturday on Whittier Field, 4 to i. The 
Bowdoin team showed a decided improvement 
over its work during the past games, making 
twenty assists and only one error, this coming in 
the ninth inning and not counting in the scoring. 

The feature of the game was the fine fielding 
and batting of Shumway, Bowdoin's latest 
catcher. At all times Fraser and Stanley were 
effective for Bowdoin, but Bissell for New 
Hampshire was somewhat erratic, passing four 
men successively in the sixth. 

New Hampshire State was the first to score 
when in the third inning after Irvine had drawn 
a base on balls, Humiston had sacrificed him to 
second and Broderick advanced him to third, 
Fernald singled, bringing Irvine across for the 
visiting team's lone tally. 

Bowdoin didn't remain scoreless long for in the 
fourth inning Goodskey drew a base on balls. 
Eaton sacrificed Chapman, who was running for 
Goodskey, to second, and Chapman stole third. 
Then Shumway singled, scoring Chapman. The 
White got busy again in the sixth. Goodskey 
struck out, but Eaton doubled. Shumway was 
passed. Eaton was caught between second and 
third, Shumway reaching second. Woodman and 
Kelley both walked and on a passed ball Shum- 
way scored. Fraser was passed, but Phillips end- 
ed the inning by way of pitcher to first. 

Once more in the eighth session runs were 
made. Eaton flied out to right field, Shumway hit 
one to center for three bases. Bissell hit Wood- 
man, and on a passed ball Shumway scored, 
Woodman reaching second. He went to third 
on a wild throw by catcher and crossed the plate 
when Kelley singled. This ended the run-getting 
for both sides. 


ab r bh po a e 

Phillips, If 4 o I 2 I o 

McElwee, ss 2 o o 3 7 

Chapman, 3b 3 i o o 2 

Goodskey, cf 3 o i o o 

Merrill, cf o o o o 

Eaton, lb 3 ^ ^^ ^ ° 

Shumway, c 3 2 2 4 2 o 

Woodman, rf . . . . 2 i o o 

Kelley, 2b 3 « i ^ « ^ 

Fraser, p 2 o o 6 

Stanley, p i o o i o 

Totals 27 4 5 V 20 I 

N. H. S. C. 

ab r bh po a e 

Fernald, cf 4 o i 4 

Cram, ib 3 o i 9 o o 

Welch, c 4 o 3 3 

Brackett, 3b 4 o 2 i o 

Bissell, p 3 o 4 I 

Blatchford, 2b 3 o o i 2 i 

Irvine, If 2 i o o o o 

Humiston, rf 2 I 2 O 

Broderick, ss 3 o 3 3 

Totals 28 I 3 24 13 2 


Bowdoin o o o i i o 2 x — 4 

N. H. S. C 00 I 00000 — I 

Two base hits, Phillips, Eaton. Three base hit, 
Shumway. Hits, off Fraser, 2 in 6 innings; off 
Stanley, i in 3 innings. Sacrifice hits, Humiston, 
Eaton. Stolen bases, Chapman, Woodman. Dou- 
ble play, Phillips to McElwee. First base on balls,, 
by Fraser 2, Bissell 6. Hit by pitcher, by Bissell, 
McElwee 2, Woodman. Struck out, by Fraser, 2 ; 
by Stanley, i ; Bissell, 2. Passed balls, Welch 2. 
Time, 1.28. Umpire, Daley. 

During the last week no changes have taken 
place in the positions of the four Maine colleges 
in the state series. Colby, however, strengthened 
her position on first place by beating Maine last 
Saturday. The game between Bates and Colby 
had no influence in the standing, since it resulted 
in a tie. Bowdoin sank lower into her position 
by losing to Maine Wednesday. Bowdoin played 
excellent ball last Saturday, however, and she is 
expected to make a good bid for the victory over 
Colby tomorrow at Waterville. 
The standing : 

Won Lost P.C. 

Colby 3 o 

Maine 3 2 .666 

Bates I 2 .333 

Bowdoin I 4 -200 


With the marked improvement of our baseball 
team as shown in the New Hampshire game Sat- 
urday and with a change in line-up, our baseball 
team plays the last of its games with Colby at 
Waterville tomorrow. At the same time Bates 
will play Maine for the second time, at Orono. 
On Saturday we play the third of our games with 
Maine at Orono and Bates plays Colby the second 
game of their series at Waterville. By the end 
of this week, then, the dopesters can probably 
figure the outcome of the few remaining games. 



Our line-up will be as it was Saturday with the 
exception that Donnell may be back in the game 
at his old position. Fraser will probably pitch 
at Colby and Stanley will twirl at Maine. 


The Bowdoin second team will play Bates sec- 
ond tomorrow afternoon on Whittier Field. This 
is probably the last home game the second team 
will play this year and it should be supported well. 
The game will be called at 3.30. 

Arrangements for the proposed game between 
the second team and the Rockland High team 
have fallen through and the game will not be 


Kappa Sigma 19, Beta Chi 8 
Beta Chi lost its fourth game when the Kappa 
Sigs inflicted a 19 to 8 defeat upon them last 
Monday. The score was nearly tied until the 
sixth when three of the Beta Chi players were 
disabled and the team went to pieces. Hight 
pitched well for the Kappa Sigs, and nearly 
everyone came in on the hitting. Howard played 
a snappy game for Beta Chi. and Hart starred in 
the outfield. 


Kappa Sigma 2 o 3 o 3 3 8—19 

Beta Chi i o 2 2 i 2 0— 8 

Batteries: Somers '15, Hight '16 and Floyd 
'15; Curran '18 and Grant '18. Umpire, Nute '17. 
Zeta Psi 7, Psi Upsilon 2 

The Zetes trimmed the Psi U outfit 7 to 2 in a 
snappy game Tuesday afternoon. Stetson held 
the Psi U's down to three hits. Keene, who fol- 
lowed Boardman on the mound in the third, al- 
lowed no runs. In the first two innings. Stetson 
knocked out a home run, while Kuhn, Soule and 
Nevens all came in for three-baggers. Wing 
played a spectacular game for the losers. 

Score : 


Zeta Psi . ^ 430000 X— 7 

Pgi u o o o I ^ ° ^ — ^ 

Batteries: Stetson '15 and Nevens '18; Board- 
man '16, Keene '17, and Keene '17, Wing '15. 
Umpire, Coombs '15. 

BowDOiN Club 9, Theta Delta Chi 3 

The Bowdoin Club defeated the Theta Belts 
Thursday afternoon, 9 to 3. Thomas was effec- 
tive on the mound and received good support. 
Parker starred for the Theta Belts at second. 
B C 32300 1—9 

T. B 1 0200 I — 3 

Batteries: Thomas '16 and Brewster '16; Beal 
'16 and Campbell '17. 

League Standing 

Bivision A 

Won Lost P.C. 

Beta Theta Pi 3 o 

Zeta Psi 2 o 

Psi Upsilon I 2 .333 

Belta Kappa Epsilon o 2 .000 

Alpha Belta Phi o 2 .000 

Division B 

Belta Upsilon 2 o 

Bowdoin Club 3 i -750 

Kappa Sigma 2 i .667 

Theta Belta Chi i 2 .333 

Beta Chi o 4 -ooo 

The Maine intercollegiate tennis matches held 
at Brunswick this year started yesterday. The 
single matches were scheduled for yesterday, and 
the doubles for today, with the possibility that the 
matches will continue tomorrow. The represen- 
tatives are : Bates, S. Meader, N. Meader, Rich- 
ardson, Purington ; Bowdoin. Card, Eaton, Larra- 
bee, B. White; Colby, Flood, Fieldbrave, Foster, 
Ramsdell : University of Maine, Hall, Craighton, 
BeWitt, Ingalls. 


On Friday, the 14th, the tennis team won from 
Tufts at Medford, 6-0, taking every match, both 
of singles and doubles. White (B) beat Burritt 
(T), 6-0, 6-2; Flynt (B) beat Lane (T), 6-2, 8-6; 
Larrabee (B) beat Wheeler (T), 6-0, 6-2; Card 
(B) beat Harrison (T), 6-4, 4-1 (second set 
stopped by shower). Card and White (B) beat 
Burrill and Wheeler (T), 6-2, 6-2 ; Flynt and Lar- 
rabee (B) beat Lane and Kraus, 6-3, 6-2. 

The next day the team met Tech at Boston and 
lost. The matches were all but one taken by 
Tech. The scores were as follows : Woodbridge 
(T) defeated White (B), 7-5, 6-2; Newman (T) 
defeated Flynt (B), 6-2, 6-3; Richardson (T) 
defeated Card (B), 6-4, 8-6; Stuart (T) defeated 
Larrabee (B), 3-6, 6-0, 6-2. In doubles Stuart 
and Woodbridge (T) defeated White and Card 
(B), 6-4, 6-0; Flynt and Larrabee (B) defeated 
Newman and Richardson (T), 4-6, 7-5, 6-4. 

At a meeting of the New England Intercolle- 
giate Tennis Association at the Hotel Lennox, in 
Boston, Hoffman of Wesleyan was elected presi- 
dent ; Woodman of Bowdoin, vice-president ; and 
Niles of Trinity, secretary-treasurer for the com- 
ing year. 



At the Intercollegiates at Longwood Card lost 
to Pray of Dartmouth, 6-3, 6-4 ; Larrabee won by 
default from Woodbridge of Tech; but lost to 
Edsall of Trinity, 6-4, 10-8. In doubles, Larrabee 
and Flynt drew bye in the first round, and in the 
second lost to Cutler and Mavnard, Williams, 6-1, 

Saturday at Whittier Field the 15th Annual 
Bowdoin Outdoor Interscholastic Meet will be 
held. Teams are entered from Wiscasset, He- 
bron, Kent's Hill, Leavitt, Good Will, Coburn, 
Morse, Lincoln, M. C. L, Bangor, Cony, Portland. 
Camden, English and Fryeburg. This will be the 
first team that Coburn has sent for several years. 
Altogether there are 140 entries, against 96 of 
last year. Hebron has 26 men entered, Portland 
16, Coburn 15, Kent's Hill and M. C. L 14 each. 
Trials will be held at ten a. m.. and the finals at 
2.15 p. M. 


The Sophomore class will hold its banquet at 
the Congress Square Hotel, Portland, on Friday, 
May 28. The committee in charge consists of 
Crehore, chairman, Creeden, Haseltine, Keene, 
McConaughy, Martell and True. 

The class of 1918 will also hold its banquet on 
May 28. The Freshmen will dine at the West 
End Hotel in Portland. Their committee is com- 
posed of B. A. Thomas, chairman. Babbitt, Ber- 
ryman, Brierley, C. D. Brown, Farnham, Gordon, 
Gray, Macintosh, Matthews, Sanderson and 
Smethurst. Thomas will be toastmaster. San- 
derson is in charge of the rest of the program. 


The Rockland Courier-Gazette of May 21, has 
the following account of "Jack Straw," which 
was given at the Empire Theatre, May 19: 

"Bowdoin College Masque and Gown was hon- 
ored with one of the finest audiences at Wednes- 
day evening's appearance in this city and gave a 
performance of 'Jack Straw' that will remain 
noteworthy in the memory of those fortunate to 
be present. The play has figured successfully in 
London and New York, a farce with an original 
plot, clever situations and brilliant lines.^ The 
title role is the assumed name, as a waiter in 
a London hotel, of the Archduke of Pomerania, 
whose identity becomes established after a series 
of interesting and humorous situations have 
brought the other members of the cast into 
pleasing prominence. As the waiter, and later 
as the archduke, Richard S. Fuller '16, a Rock- 
land bov. displayed exceeding versatility and 

marked dramatic powers, and received at the 
hands of his home friends a very warm greeting. 

"In the other male parts Philip S. Smith '15, 
Burton Stride '17, Romeyn S. Derby '18, Carl K. 
Ross '17, Don J. Edwards '16 and Lloyd O. Colter 
'18 gave an admirably balanced performance, Mr. 
Stride as 'Mr. Parker-Jennings' and Mr. Ross as 
'Lord Serlo' doing some especially clever charac- 
ter work — though equal praise is merited by the 
other players, for there were no weak places in 
the well-balanced cast. 

"Naturally a great deal of interest centers in 
the female impersonations that are a striking 
feature of college plays. This phase of Wednes- 
day night's performance yielded the utmost satis- 
faction and delight. Ralph R. Melloon '15 as 
'Lady Wanleigh' added new laurels to those that 
he won here last season in the part of 'Kitty.' 
Lowry A. Biggers '17 most ably presented 'Mrs. 
Parker-Jennings,' the part of her daughter 
'Ethel,' with whom the archduke falls in love, be- 
ing well sustained by Carleton M. Pike '17. Syd- 
ney M. Brown '17 was a good 'Rosie Abbott.' 


The following graduates of the college have re- 
ceived scholarships from the Harvard Graduate 
School for next year: J. J. Stahl '09, Austin 
Scholarship; E. S. Purington '12, Whiting Fel- 
lowship; E. C. Gage '14, University Scholarship. 

Courses for 1915-1916 

I and 2. Elementary German. Monday, Tues- 
day, Thursday, Friday. Div. A, 10.30; Div. B, 
1.30; Div. C, 2.30. Professor Ham 

3 and 4. Prose Composition and Reading. 
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday. Div. A, 9.30; 
Div. B, 10.30. Prerequisites: German 2 or its 
equivalent. Professor Files 

5 and 6. Prose and Poetry of the Nineteenth 
Century. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8.30. 
Prerequisites: Same as for German 3 and 4. 

Professor Ham 

7 and 8. Goethe's Faust. Tuesday, Thurs- 
day and Saturday, IT. 30. Prerequisites: Courses 
4 or 6. Professor Files. 

13 and 14. Contemporary German Drama- 
Tuesday, 2.30104.40. Professor Files. 

15 and 16. Gothic. Three hours a week. 
Professors Files and Ham. 


Last Thursday and Friday Professor Alfred L. 

P. Dennis, now of the University of Wisconsin, 

who was in the History department of Bowdoin 

from 1901 to 1904, and was largely instrumental 



in the founding of the Ibis, visited the college un- 
der the auspices of that organization. 
^^ On Thursday he lectured in Memorial Hall on 
"The Influence of America Upon European Af- 
fairs." Beginning with the discovery of Amer- 
ica, he traced the political, economic, social and 
diplomatic effects of relations of America upon 
the countries of Europe. On Friday evening he 
addressed a closed meeting of the Ibis at the D. 
K. E. house, speaking briefly of his recent travels 
in the war zone. 

a^itl) tfte JFacuItp 

President Hyde represented the college at the 
funeral '"of General Hubbard in New York on 

Professor Nixon addressed the students of Ed- 
ward Little High in Auburn last Tuesday, speak- 
ing on the advantages of a college education. 

At the recent annual meeting of the Brunswick 
Public Library Association Professor Mitchell 
was elected a member of the book committee. 

Professor Mitchell will deliver an address, 
"Making the Church Attractive," at the semi-an- 
nual meeting of the Brunswick and Harpswell 
Sunday School Association in the Church on the 
Hill this evening. 

In the current issue of the English Journal 
there is an article by Professor Davis on "The 
Function of the Speaking Contest." 

Dean Sills was present at the annual confer- 
ence of the Association of Administrative Officers 
of New England Colleges at the University of 
Maine Thursday and Friday. At Orono also the 
Dean spoke on "Literature in the Dark Ages" at 
a meeting of the Arts Club on Friday evening. 

Professor Davis visited the high schools at 
Rockland, Thomaston and Camden last week. 

Professor Gross has been called to Pennsyl- 
vania by the death of Mrs. Gross' father. 

Professor McConaughy has an article entitled 
"Social Aims of Education" in a recent issue of 
the Journal of Education. 

Professors Burnett and Davis and Mr. Wass 
will take part in a musical at the Church on the 
Hill Thursday evening. 

Dr. Whittier addressed the alumni on the ath- 
letic situation at Bowdoin and other matters con- 
nected with the college at the monthly luncheon 
of the Bowdoin Club of Portland Thursday. 

Professor Hormell delivered his illustrated lec- 
ture on the Battle of Gettysburg at Thornton 
Academy Tuesday. He also spoke on the same 
day at San ford High School. 

Dean Sills and Professor Bell were delegates 
from St. Paul's Episcopal Church to the Diocese 

Convention at Portland last week. Dean Sills 
was appointed a member of several committees by 
the convention. 

Mr. Wass will give an organ recital at the 
Church on the Hill next Sunday evening at 7.15. 
All are invited. 

©ntftc Campus 

Hamburger '10 and Douglas '13 were on the 
campus last week. 

The Dekes forfeited their baseball game with 
the Betas, scheduled for May 14. 

A deputation composed of Kinsey '16, Churchill 
'16 and Albion '18 went to Bristol last week. 

The chapel bell was tolled Saturday morning 
at ten o'clock in memory of General Hubbard. 

McKinnon '15 has accepted a position in New 
York. He will return to college for Commence- 

There will be a joint cabinet meeting of the 
Christian Association at New Meadows Inn next 
Tuesday evening, June i. 

A catalog of the men who have attended Bow- 
doin but did not graduate is now being prepared 
and it will appear about the middle of next year. 
Monday, May 31, is a holiday. Unexcused ab- 
sences Friday, May 28, and Saturday, May 29, 
and Tuesday, June I, will entail probation for six 

Tickets for the Ivy play, "Jack Straw," will go 
on sale Monday afternoon from i to 5.30 in the 
Managers' room. The tickets are 50 cents and 
one dollar. 

The Track Squad picture will be taken this af- 
ternoon at 3.45. All men who have participated 
in track work this year are requested to be present 
in uniform. 

A song, Somehow the Girl You Might Have 
Won, You Never Meet Again, the music of which 
was composed by Brown '15 and Haseltine '17, 
has appeared recently. Copies are on sale at 

The new Beta Chi pins have arrived. They are 
shield shaped, bearing in the center an open book, 
on the leaves of which are the letters "B X." 
There are three stars in the design and the Greek 
letters "A E X." The colors are black, white and 

The Examining Committee of the Trustees and 
Overseers spent several days on the campus last 
week. On this committee are Judge Lucilius A. 
Emery '61, Senator Charles F. Johnson '79, Rev. 
Edgar M. Cousins '77, Wilbert G. Mallett '91, 
Dean Alfred E. Burton '78 and Augustus F. 
Moulton '73. 



3Iumni Department 

'80. — A revised edition of "The Genealogy of 
the Conant Family" has recently been issued by 
Federick Odell Conant. 

'92. — Rev. and Mrs. J. M. Wathen, who have 
recently come to the Highland (Somerville, Mas- 
sachusetts) Church, were given a largely attended 
reception as a welcome to their new parish. 

'94. — The eleventh biannual report of the class 
of 1894 has been issued by the secretary, Charles 
A. Flagg of , Bangor. Four members have died; 
of the forty-three who are living, thirty-seven are 
married, and have fifty-three children, of which 
twenty-seven are girls. The members of the class 
are engaged in the following pursuits : business 
10, ministry 8, law 7, medicine 6, teaching 5, mis- 
cellaneous 7. 

'98. — Rev. Hugh F. Graham, A.M., is now set- 
tled at Pitcher, N. Y. 

'02. — Harold B. Eastman, a member of the firm 
of Eastman Brothers and Bancroft of Portland, 
and who was a member of the committee in 
charge of the recent May Day Carnival, has been 
elected president of the Retail Trade Bureau of 
the Portland Chamber of Commerce. Mr. East- 
man was also elected a director of the bureau, 
and his election to the presidency of the bureau 
makes him also a vice-president of the Chamber 
of Commerce. 

'09. — The wedding of Harrison Atwood of San 
Francisco, Cal., son of Mr. and Mrs. Tascus At- 
wood of Auburn, and Miss Lena I. Paul of Au- 
burn, will take place at the home of Miss Paul's 
grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Paul, at eight 
o'clock on the evening of June 16. Mr. Atwood 
will leave California for Maine in the latter part 
of May. About two weeks after the wedding the 
bride and groom will start for San Francisco, 
where they will make their home. 

'10. — Robert D. Morss is now permanently lo- 
cated in London, England, as the local representa- 
tive of Messrs. Ginn & Company. 

'11. — Invitations to the marriage of Miss Ethel 
Madeline Palmenteer to Arthur Collis Gibson in 
St. Paul's Church of Oakland, California, on the 
ninth of June, have been received in Brunswick. 

'12. — The Bath Y. M. C. A. is being reorgan- 
ized and improvements are being made in the 
building under the direction of the secretary, 
William A. MacCormick. 

'14. — The first annual report of the class of 
1914 has been published by the secretary, Alfred 
E. Gray of St. Paul's School, Concord, N. H. 
The men are engaged in the following occupa- 
tions: business 21, advanced study 17, teaching 
15, miscellaneous 3, undecided 4. The men are 
located in the following states : Maine 24, Massa- 
chusetts 24, New Hampshire 3, Connecticut 2, 
New York, California, Maryland, Ohio, Penn- 
sylvania and Texas, one each. One marriage and 
two engagements are reported. A large part of 
the class is expected to attend Commencement. 
A reunion is being planned, and a picnic will be 
held on Wednesday of Commencement week. 

"^ZOU can qualify as a philanthropist, 

and incidentally earn your college 

expenses by devoting your spare time in 

selling our contracts in your home town. 

Necessary instruction and assistance 
furnished for a strong send-off. 

All communications confidential if de- 

Write to-day for particulars. 

GEORGE W. STURGIS, Dristrict Mgr. 

Mutual Life Insurance Co., of New 

Masonic Building, Portland. 
Agents Wanted for Special Territory. 


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$1.00 to $5.00 

Flannel Trousers 
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Decorative Flowering and 

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Near Hifjh School. 


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NO. 9 

Last evening, at the Cumberland, the Masque 
and Gown presented "Jack Straw," the Ivy play. 
Fuller played the leading part of "Jack Straw" 
with marked ability, while Melloon as "Lady 
Wanley" reasserted his ability of last year to play 
a feminine part. The other characters were all 
good, and the play exceedingly well-balanced. 
The cast of characters : 

Jack Straw Fuller 'i6 

Count von Bremer Edwards 'i6 

Marquess of Serlo Ross '17 

Ambrose Holland Smith '15 

Mr. Parker-Jennings Stride '17 

Vincent Parker-Jennings Derby '18 

Lady Wanley Melloon '15 

Ethel Parker- Jennings Pike '17 

Rosie Abbott Brown '17 

Mrs. Parker-Jennings Biggers '17 


Volume 70 of the Bowdoin Bugle, published by 
the Junior class, appeared this morning and is be- 
ing read with vivid interest by the students and 
their guests. It is from first to last a great credit 
to the editor-in-chief, Sayward '16, and to his as- 
sociates, particularly "Ye dauber," Kelley '16. 
The art work as a whole is of a high order, while 
Kelley's work, especially in the headings for the 
athletic departments, is one of the distinctive fea- 
tures of the book. Of the other artists whose 
work appears, Savage '18 shows considerable 
originality of idea and skill of execution. The 
book is attractively bound in black with a clever 
gold design on the cover. The work of the pub- 
lishers both in binding and in press work is up to 
the usual high standard of the Journal Print 

The volume is appropriately dedicated "to Sen- 
ator Charles Fletcher Johnson, LL.D., of the 
Class of 1879, Distinguished Lawyer, Able States- 
man, and Friend of Bowdoin College." 

A pleasing feature of the book is the introduc- 
tion of small individual pictures of the faculty. 
These pictures have not appeared in the Bni^e 
for some vears, during which time several new 
mpn h?ve been added to the faculty. 

The book contains the usual number of statis- 

tics of college organizations and the information 
which makes it a valuable reference book. The 
more changeable part of the Bugle, the personal 
write-ups and the "grinds," are well up to the 
standard of previous volumes. The write-ups of 
the juniors are humorous and free from the bit- 
terness and sting which often spoils college 
humor. The same spirit characterizes the 
"grind" department, which is unusually large. 
The jokes are clean and witty and are especially 
interesting because of the large number of men 
who are struck by the good-humored shafts of 
the jokes. The drawings in this part of the book 
are interesting and well done, while snapshots 
have been used with good effect to enliven the 
last pages. 

The whole book contains 325 pages. It may 
well be used as a model by future Bugle boards, 
for its editorial and managerial staff have pro- 
duced a work of a high order of excellence. The 
men responsible for the work are: Dwight H. 
Sayward '16, editor-in-chief; Richard S. Fuller, 
manager; David F. Kelley, art editor; J. Scott 
Brackett, Kenneth T. Burr, Ora L. Evans, Her- 
bert H. Foster, Edward P. Garland, E. Robert 
Little, Harry S. Thomas and Langdon R. White,, 
associate editors. 

IVY DAY GAME— 10.00 A. M. 

This morning Bowdoin plays Bates at Whittier 
Field in its annual Ivy game. College tradition 
has it that the White has never lost this annual! 
Ivy Day game with Bates. 



Hayward Treat Parsons, the class orator, took 
for his subject "Modern Industrial Justice": — 

In the first half of the 19th century we find 
England undergoing a series of industrial revolts,, 
we^'find labor revoltin? against capital and de- 
manding a readjustment of industrial conditions, 
a readjustment by which justice and not greed 
should determine the standard treatment of the- 
employee by the employer. As a result of this; 
industrial strife we find a man coming forward 
and evolving a doctrine of justice which is work- 



ing itself out today in our own industrial life, a 
doctrine which, by this fulfillment in the present 
gives evidence that this man — Thomas Carlyle — 
Tiad established his theory on the fundamental 
basis of truth. 

For the cynic, for him who, with narrow- 
visioned eye looks in on human society, and view- 
ing only the avarice existent between man and 
man, declares that true and complete justice is an 
impossible thing — for this depressing individual 
Carlyle manifested little patience. Today such a 
person will tell you that the square deal of the 
employer is unknown by the average employee ; 
such a person will tell you that in many instances 
the justice of the employer has been returned by 
the injustice of the employee. But let us place 
this individual, as did Carlyle, among those who 
•do not know "true justice from momentary expe- 
diency, do not see how justice melts all manner of 
vested interests and who do not realize that in the 
long run justice doth rule and reign and allows 
nothing else to rule and reign." From people of 
this class, who do not recognize these fundamen- 
tals we receive in the present and can expect in 
the future only a cynical and pessimistic view of 
life. But from those of us whom our friend the 
cynic will call rank idealists, from those of us 
who believe as did Carlyle that justice although it 
may be many times delayed some day or two, 
some century or two, yet in the last analysis is 
sure as life, is sure as death — from such of us 
may be expected an optimistic view of the prog- 
ress which justice is now making in our own in- 
dustrial life. 

We in America have also had our industrial 
troubles, revolutions of labor against the tyranny 
of capital, against the length of the working day, 
against the conditions under which labor must 
pass that day and finally against that most funda- 
mental of all labor complaints — the wage re- 
ceived at the end of that day. And in this last we 
have the basis of the whole disease, a disease 
which experience has proved incurable by any 
one single remedy, a disease of business in which 
the tissues must be cut away before the heart of 
industrialism is clearly exposed. And yet we 
have constantly been progressing, we have been 
cutting away the tissues, and gradually there has 
been evolved in the minds of the governing class 
a conception of justice which is ever seeking to 
free labor from the chains of serfdom under 
which it has suffered and has ever been further- 
ing our attainment of the ideal. In the course of 
t'-i-s progress labor has been given a clean work- 
shop and a satisfactory working day and with the 
removal of these tissues we have been nearing the 
heart of the whole matter for after all the de- 

mand of all labor in all time, as Carlyle says is a 
"fair day's wage for a fair day's work." 

And we in the present are remarkably fortu- 
nate to be living in an age when the foundation 
rather than the outlying structure of the fortress 
is being assailed, when this diseased heart of busi- 
ness is being treated. We should be proud of an 
age in which this final justice is being compre- 
hended, a justice which is awakening a new re- 
sponsibility in the employer, a justice which is 
making labor the partner rather than the slave of 

Today we can point not only to our splendid 
governmental machinery which is ever seeking to 
better business conditions but also to definite ex- 
amples of this development of justice in the capi- 
talistic body itself. We can point to men, heroes 
of big business, in whose hearts true justice has 
asserted itself, men who because of this justice 
have won the affections of their employees, men 
like N. O. Nelson whose employees by virtue of 
his cooperation own one-fourth of the Nelson 
Manufacturing Co. ; men like J. S. Baker of the 
Baker Manufacturing Co. in Evansville, Wiscon- 
sin, in whose company profits are divided between 
labor and capital in proportion to the earnings of 
each, all active employees being partners of the 
concern; men like Henry Ford who shares his 
profits annually with his employees.. We can 
also point to concerns which have recognized a 
still deeper obligation, concerns which have made 
it possible for the laborer to be independent when 
his day of usefulness has passed, concerns which 
recognize the deeper justice of a fair life's wage 
for a fair life's work, concerns like the Harvester 
Co., The Bell Telephone Co., the U. S. Steel Cor., 
and many others which maintain a pension fund 
for use by employees whose age forces "them to 
retire from active work. 

And yet even with this evidence before us our 
friend the cynic will again come forward, will 
point to the exceptions and to the instances 
where employers have been moved by other mo- 
tives than the desire for justice, but may none of 
us be influenced by his doubt. Let us look at this 
matter from the optimistic focus, let us recognize 
that industrial justice has been born, nurtured and 
is now nearing maturity; disturbed only a little 
by the growing pains to which the cynic points. 
With these things in view does it not seem that 
the road along which we have been travelling has 
ever been leading to the ideal, has ever been 
broadening into that highway of industrial justice 
and honesty along which employer and employee 
walk together to equal success and prosperity. 

In all of us there should be the desire to fur- 
ther th-s progress but it becomes the sacred duty 



of the college man in particular to assume the 
initiative in the task of carrying on the torch of 
industrial justice. For there is an ever present 
debt between the man in the shop and the man in 
the school and the man in the school is ever the 
debtor. In order that civilization may advance 
the rougher physical labor of society as well as 
the spiritual and mental toil must be performed. 
Great is the sacrifice made by those who assume 
the burden oi performing this necessary physical 
labor, a sacrifice of those advantages which every 
•college man enjoys, a sacrifice which is ever be- 
coming more significant as those advantages 
yearly become of infinitely greater value and 
above all a sacrifice which every college man 
should at any time be prepared to repay. There is 
then this obligation which every man who has en- 
joyed scholastic training must meet, an obligation 
founded on the working man's sacrifice of those 
priceless advantages which we who are in college 
now enjoy, an obligation representative of a com- 
mon bond of brotherhood which should be a con- 
stant inspiration to every college man, an obliga- 
tion which remains unfulfilled until the ideal has 
been attained and complete industrial justice has 
been established. 

"Two men I honor and no third. First the toil- 
worn craftsman that with earth-made implement 
laboriously conquers the earth and makes her 
man's— Hardly entreated Brother! For us was 
thy back bent, for us were thy straight limbs and 
fingers so deformed; thou wert our Conscript on 
whom the lot fell and fighting our battles wert so 
marred. A second man I honor and still more 
highly : Him who is seen toiling for the spiritual- 
ly indispensable ; not daily bread but the bread of 
Life. If the poor and humble toil that we have 
food, must not the high and glorious toil for him 
in return, that he have Light, have Guidance, 
Freedom, Immortality." 


The Ivy poem by Winthrop Bancroft follows: 

Three happy Bowdoin years are sped ; 
One more we'll gather 'mid her halls 
Ere we shall turn our lingering tread 
To where the world of chances calls. 

Leaving our Alma Mater's breast 
How shall we travel life's steep way? 
As Bowdoin men who seek the best. 
From no high purpose led astray ! 

Meeting with hardships shall we not 
Anions the bravest take our stand 
Stretching to those with sadder lot 
Fver an eager, helping hand? 

Some here in cap and gown today 
Will mount the peak of life's success ; 
To them the world will homage pay 
Honor and riches more or less. 

Their names may reach a lofty height, 
For Bowdoin's sons have journeyed far; 
Their fame will shine a beacon light, 
For weary men a bright lode star. 

Still these may feel life's sharpest sting 
If, blinded by a grasping lust, 
They love mere praise, a transient thing, 
And golden wealth, that's but a trust. 

Yet of our class the largest share 
Will travel o'er the middle road, 
Neither to high achievement fare 
Nor feel the prick of failure's goad. 

This course, by many called the best. 
Leads to the goal of sweet content; 
With time for work and time for rest 
Each may follow his nature's bent. 

On this highway of happiness 

Let no dark envy mar our lives, 

Just sympathy with man express 

The perfect whole for which each strives. 

Though poverty and loss of friend 
And all the sadness fate enrolls. 
Troubles that death alone can mend, 
May crush the gladness from our souls. 

As cowards shall we lose our hearts, 
If such our lots may chance to be? 
Nay, let us bravely play our parts 
That we may fear for none to see. 

Let courage be our watchword then. 
Giving us strength to do and dare. 
Power to face the evil when 
Storms assail us everywhere. 

Bowdoin, we'll leave to wage the fight, 
Taking your ideal as our guide ; 
Ready to quit the wrong for right. 
Eager to conquer and to strive. 


Following the Ivy exercises in Memorial Hall, 
the class gathers for the planting of the ivy. 
While the ivy is planted, the class will sing the 
Ivy ode : 

(Tune: Orange and the Black) 

We come, Oh Alma Mater, 

And to thee homage pay 

As at thy sacred altar 

We this our tribute lav : 



May the ivy always clinging 
Around this hall of thine 
To us bring yearly, daily, 
A sense of love divine. 

If in the years before us. 

When we have wandered wide, 

There sometime comes upon us 

A longing for a guide, 

Our hearts and eyes upon thee 

As on this Ivy Day, 

May we in thee find burning 

A lamp to light our way. 

O. L. Evans 

1 6. 

Vanity Box ("Cutty")— Willard P. Woodman. 
Gimlet (Bore) — John L. Baxter. 
Oil (Smooth Proposition) — Don J. Edwards. 
Contract (Matinee Idol)— Richard S. Fuller. 
Spoon (Popular Man)— James A. Dunn. 


Directly following the Ivy exercises Seniors' 
last chapel is held. After the regular chapel 
service the Seniors march out singing the tradi- 
tional song to the tune of Auld Lang Syne. The 
marching is led by A. Keith Eaton, the class mar- 
shal. Seniors are excused from attendance at 
morning chapel during the remainder of the year. 

IVY HOP-— 9.00 P. M. 

The annual Ivy Hop will be held this evening 
in the new gymnasium. The gym is decorated 
with a canopy which extends in narrow black and 
white strips from the side walls to near the cen- 
ter where wide strips of brown and white, the 
class colors, take their place. Palms and flowers 
in the fraternity booths will add color to the 

The patronesses will be Mrs. Henry Johnson, 
Mrs Frank E. Woodruff, Mrs. William A. 
Moody Mrs. Charles C. Hutchins, Mrs. Frank 
N Whittier, Mrs. George T. Files, Mrs. Wilmot 
B Mitchell, Mrs. Charles T. Burnett, Mrs. Ros- 
coe T Ham Mrs. Frederic W. Brown, Mrs. Man- 
ton "Copeland. Mrs. George R. Elliott, Mrs. Paul 
Nixon Mrs. William H. Davis, Mrs. Gerald G. 
Wilder, Mrs. Alfred O. Gross, Mrs. lee D. Mc- 
Clean, Mrs. Edward H. Wass, Mrs. Samuel B. 
Furbish, Mrs. Francis A. Waterhouse. 

The committee in charge is composed of E. P. 
Garland, chairman: K. T. Burr. D. F. Kelley, A. 
E Littlefield. L. S. McElwee. Lovell's Orchestra 
of Brunswick will furnish music for an order of 
24 danre=. Refreshments will be served by Given 
of Brunswick. 

Among the guests are : Misses Marion Fernald, 
Ruth Morrell, Cornelia Danforth, Margaret El- 
well, Virginia Hamilton, Barbara Nelson, Kather- 
ine Hall, Elizabeth Hall, Annie True, Geraldine 
Wheeler, Gertrude Albion, Marie Dyer, Marion 
Starbird, Marie Hieber, Catherine Morrell, Bea- 
trice Palmer, Laura Coding, Gertrude Tuttle, 
Esther Stevens and Mildred Russell of Portland, 
Mary Elliott, Isabel Palmer, Claire Ridley, Sarah 
Baxter, Ellen Baxter, Margaret Hutchins, Helen 
Snow, Evelyn Swett, Margaret Strout, Doris 
Stetson, Marion Strout, Ruth Lovell, Beatrice 
Hacker, Alfaretta Graves and Annie Coffin of 
Brunswick, Helen Sullivan, Dorothy Bird and 
Mildred Tuttle of Rockland, Priscilla Kimball, 
Louise Hill, Louise Haggett, Dorothy Nichols, 
Isabel Olm, Dorothy Sewall, Ethel Cochran, 
Frances Cummings and Pauline Hatch of Bath, 
Esther Haswell of Lewiston, Marjorie Smiley, 
Margaret Woodman and Helen Piper of Bangor, 
Mary Barnard of. Worcester, Mass., Marion 
Doyle of Washington, D. C, Florence Wakefield 
of Richmond, Kathleen Millay of Camden, Kath- 
erine Havej^ of Newton Center, Mass., Mildred 
McFadden of Lubec, Louise Brown of Auburn, 
Louise McLery of Farmington, Irene Woodbury 
of Peak's Island, Pauline Oaks of Skowhegan, 
Madeline Plummer of Lisbon Falls, Mildred God- 
dard of Lynn, Mass., Rachel Tuttle of Arlington, 
Mass., Edith Hopkins of North Haven, Helen 
King of Butte, Montana, Catherine Robie of Gor- 
ham; Doris Kingsley and Elizabeth Palmer of 
Peabody, Mass., Nesta Libby of East Milton, 
Mass., Jane Roessler of Bridgeport, Conn., Marie 
Fogg of Westbrook, Catherine Drummond of 
Waterville, Emma Farnsworth of Winchester, 
Mass., Doris Cochran of Houlton, Dorothy 
Campbell of West Roxbury, Mass., Elizabeth 
Eastman of Lowell, Mass., Mary Wardwell of 
Salem, Mass., Amanda Baker of New Rochelle, 
N. Y., Mary Brackett and Mrs. J. W. Brackett of 


Kappa chapter of Psi Upsilon is holding its an- 
nual house party this week. Wednesday after- 
noon a reception was given to the friends of the 
fraternity. The house was tastefully decorated 
with evergreen, smilax- and roses. The pat- 
ronesses were Mrs. Walter L. Head of Bangor, 
Mrs. F. E. Cruff of West Roxbury, Mass., Mrs. 
Walter H. Hargraves of West Buxton and Mrs. 
r. G. Bancroft of Framingham, Mass. Mrs. 
Hartley C. Baxter and Miss Belle Smith of 
Brunswick. Mrs. Walter L. Head of Bamgor, 
P.-"S-dent William DeWitt Hyde and Alden F. 
TV-^H 'i6 were in t'-e receiv'n-^ line. Mrs. Arthrr 


Brown of Brunswick and Mrs. Samuel H. Board- 
man of Guilford poured. 


Theta Delta Chi and Delta Kappa Epsilon held 
an informal joint dance at the Theta Delta Chi 
house Wednesday evening. The committee in 
charge consisted of Lappin '15, Barrett '16, Burr 
'16, Fuller '16, Phillips '17 and Shumway '17. 


Lambda of Zeta Psi held its annual house party 
yesterday afternoon and evening. The reception 
was held from two o'clock until four in the after- 
noon, followed by a tea dance until seven. Mrs. 
Henry Johnson, Mrs. C. C. Hutchins, Mrs. Lee D. 
McClean, Mrs. H. D. Lovell of Brunswick, and 
Mrs. F. B. Nichols of Bath were the patronesses. 
Evergreen, palms and cut flowers made up the 
decorations about the house. Lovell's orchestra 
furnished music for an order of 18 dances. 

The committee in charge was Stone '15, chair- 
man, Niven '16, Achorn '17 and Colter '18. 


' Sunday vespers were devoted to memorial ser- 
vices in honor of the late General Hubbard. 
President Hyde made a special address, as fol- 
lows : 

It is a comparatively easy thing to be a Chris- 
tian in poverty, in peace, in routine manual labor, 
in the quiet of a country town. To be a Christian 
in wealth, in war, in the conduct of a highly com- 
petitive profession or business enterprise, in Wall 
Street, is vastly more difficult. General Hubbard 
achieved that high distinction. 

He went into the Civil War from a sense of 
iilial duty and patriotic obligation. When his 
brother was killed he felt that his father's family 
should not lack a representative at the front : and 
at the risk of all his prospects entered the service 
of his country. So clear was his sense of duty 
and so strong was his conviction of the justice of 
the Union cause, that, while he had the kindliest 
feelings for individual officers and soldiers of the 
Confederate army, he never could look with ap- 
proval on the recently developed tendency to erect 
memorials at the North to the Confederate cause. 
Right and wrong to him were eternal distinctions ; 
not subject to change as feelings ebb and flow. 
He shared Lincoln's great faith and devotion to 
the Union as the paramount issue of the war, and 
the everlasting glory of America. He cherished 
his military memories and associations: and his 
last message was one of love to his comrades of 
the Loyal Legion. 

As a lawyer he had a high sense of professional 

responsibility; and was the leader of the move- 
ment for a stricter code of legal ethics, and a 
more searching oath administered to the lawyer 
on his admission to the bar. He had no sympathy 
with the view that a lawyer ought not to take 
what is popularly called a bad case. He held 
that, to quote his own words, "there is in a correct 
sense no bad side of a case that has two sides." 
"The honest, though mistaken, assertion of a 
right, or any measure of a right, denied by the 
opponents, is the proper basis of a case. It casts 
no reflection on the morals of a lawyer, though it 
may upon his ability, that he has espoused and 
urged a case, or the side of a case, that turns out 
to be bad in the sense that the court at last de- 
cides against it." The remedies he advocated 
were that "The lawyer should control in deter- 
mining what cases should be brought before the 
court : what suits may be begun : what defenses 
may be interposed. His appearance in any cause 
should be deemed a certificate upon his honor as 
counsel, that it involves, in his opinion, the honest 
assertion of equal and equitable rights withheld 
by the opposing party. In all matters that involve 
conscience, whether matters of form or substance, 
the lawyer's decision should be supreme from the 
beginning to the end of the litigation. The cus- 
tom should be shattered that permits the lawyer 
to personate the client ; to argue against his own 
convictions ; to substitute his client's morals and 
conscience for his own, in the conduct of his 
cause." Here is his definition of a lawyer's suc- 
cess : 

"One kind of success is shown by the receipt of 
large fees. If they are the return for large ser- 
vices and are the fair equivalent for that which 
he who pays them has received in service, they 
are one measure of success. 

"It is a success to gain verdicts from juries, if 
the verdicts are just, but not if the jury has been 
misled to the belief that the worse cause is the 
better cause. 

"It is a success to convince courts by argument, 
if the argument is founded on facts and law cor- 
rectly presented. 

"It is a success to counsel clients so wisely that 
they can get their rights without needless expen- 
diture of time and effort. 

"But it is safe to say of any able lawyer who 
has passed the passionate period of life, that he 
does not deem the verdicts he has won to have 
been successes if they have been won by distor- 
tion of facts, by undeserved invective, by unjust 
aspersion of character or motive, or if their win- 
ning has taken from the opposing party something 
that should have been left with him. 

"It is safe to say of such a lawyer that he does 



not deem his counsel to clients an evidence of suc- 
cess for the reason that it has helped his clients 
to get what they wished, unless he can also feel 
that it has not helped them to get what they ought 
not to have had. 

"To have advanced the cause of truth and jus- 
tice is a success, whether this has heen done by 
winning verdicts, by getting favorable decisions, 
or by preventing needless litigation. 

''The success here outlined is the only kind of 
success that, in the retrospect, satisfies the ambi- 
tious man whose ambition is worthy. It is the 
kind of success that in the prospect should be al- 
luring to the young." 

In the conduct of big business he had similar 
high ideals. When he held the controlling inter- 
est in a great metropolitan newspaper, he drew up 
a fable of rules for the conduct of that paper — 
rules which it must have cost thousands of dollars 
to apply. One of the things forbidden was sala- 
cious scandal. This was in general absolutely 
forbidden : and when it was necessary from the 
point of view of news to refer to any scandal that 
was in the public mind, it was to be done not in 
big headlines on the front page, but in small type 
on the inside. Another class of prohibited matter 
was abuse of public men. In a presidential cam- 
paign a member of the National Committee of his 
own party made a special trip from Washington 
to New York to induce him to publish a scurrilous 
attack on the nominee of the opposite party for 
the presidency. It is needless to say that the trip 
was fruitless ; and the proposition was emphati- 
cally and indignantly rejected. 

"Business is business": the idea that justice, 
mercy and charity were for the fireside, and 
hardness, cruelty and unscrupulousness for the 
office, he utterly repudiated. He remarked at one 
of our Commencement dinners that the phrase 
"Business is business" is usually offered as an ex- 
cuse when a man is about to do or had done 
something especially mean. He kept in mind the 
rights and interests of the other parties to a trans- 
action. To him business was honesty; business 
was justice : business was mercy where mercy was 
deserved; business was kindness where kindness 
was possible. In a time of panic, heavily bur- 
dened to avert bankruptcy from the railroad of 
which he was first vice-president ; he took on the 
burdens of men who without his aid would have 
been ruined: and saved their fortunes and credit. 
When a former associate died leaving his family 
dependent on highly speculative investments in 
unproductive real estate, he voluntarily assumed, 
the responsibility for that investment: carrying 
for many years the property on the basis that any 
ultimate loss should be his ; and all ultimate profits 

should be theirs. No small part of the anxieties 
and labor of his later years were due to under- 
takings originally assumed to help other persons 
out of difficulty. 

Yet ready as he was to mix charity with busi- 
ness, he had no sympathy with schemes to substi- 
tute charity for business ; to assume that prosper- 
ity would come by luck or legislation. All such 
schemes he heartily abhorred; for he knew too 
well at what tremendous cost of energy and re- 
sourcefulness the success of large and compli- 
cated enterprises is secured. 

If business, in spite of its strenuousness was to 
him opportunity for charity ; charity in turn was 
an opportunity for business sagacity. He was not 
easily deceived. He helped scores of old soldiers, 
college graduates and undergraduates ; business 
associates and employees ; but in each case there 
was a searching inquiry into the needs and merits 
of the applicant. It was the same with institu- 
tions. He studied and understood their resources, 
their needs, their services, their policies. About 
Bowdoin College, its problems, its personnel, its 
points of strength and weakness, its aspirations 
and ideals, he knew far more than any man out- 
side, and more than most men inside, its working 
force. His gifts, whether over his name or an- 
onymous, came not in response to solicitation but 
as the spontaneous expression of his eager inter- 
est in its welfare and his profound belief in its 
work. While his personal gifts amounted to more 
than half a million dollars ; many other donors in 
greater or less degree owed their interest in the 
college to the contagion of his enthusiastic devo- 
tion. On one day he called on three men in the 
interest of the college with apparently little im- 
mediate result. At the end of the day he re- 
marked that that was the first day he ever had 
spent soliciting funds : and that Bowdoin College 
was the only cause for which he would do it. 
Year after year he kept in touch with these men ; 
invitine them and often bringing them to the New 
York Alumni dinners. From these men, before 
or at their death, the college received gifts which 
in the aggregate were commensurate with his 
own. With his gifts and his time and influence. 
General Hubbard also gave the college his judg- 
ment and advice. Free of cost he managed suc- 
cessfully the very difficult and protracted litiga- 
tion over the Garcelon-Merritt bequest: and he 
watched as carefully as if it were his own the 
fortunes of the enterprise with which the larger 
part of the Merrill bequest was connected. 

Like all strong men he was positive in his opin- 
ions, and not easily diverted from a course which 
he thought wise. Yet in one case, the most criti- 
cal that arose during his service as trustee, when 




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he was chairman of a committee of five, three of 
whom shared his views : after he had spent many 
days in conducting a sharp controversy in the en- 
deavor to persuade others of the justice of his 
claims : when his views were very positive and 
pronounced, and he had power to give them effec- 
tive expression : on the representation of the ad- 
ministration of the college that, while his views 
were doubtless right on the specific issue raised, 
the permanent interest and total policy of the col- 
lege required that our rights on that specific issue 
be waived : he not only waived his own opinion 
in the matter, but at great inconvenience made a 
special trip to Maine to persuade his three asso- 
ciates on the committee to waive their personal 
preferences and support the policy of the admin- 
istration. To that action of his we owe probably 
our success in raising the endowment fund with 
the aid of Mr. Carnegie and the General Educa- 
tion Board : certainly the fact that the college is 
on the Carnegie Foundation ; and the professors 
and their widows are assured of substantial pen- 

Not as something different from profession, 
business, charity and philanthropy, but as the root 
from which all these things sprang and the spirit 
in which they were done. General Hubbard was a 
Christian. He was a regular attendant at church ; 
gave liberally to church, Christian Association 
and missionary work ; and to the time of his death 
read daily with his wife and daughter a chapter 
from the Bible, li in his crowded life, and with 
his character so largely formed, he found these 
aids to just and generous living worth while, 
there is a suggestion to us, with so little pressure 
of responsibility, and our characters still in the 
making, that we can hardly afford to dispense 
with what he found to the end helpful and essen- 

Of his home life, its playful tenderness, its in- 
timate sharing of ideals ; its gracious hospitality, 
I forbear to speak, save to say that the sharing of 
his interests and benefactions by those dear to 
him was his greatest comfort and support. His 
largest single benefaction, Hubbard Hall, was the 
joint gift of General and Mrs. Hubbard. 

In his modesty General Hubbard would not 
have wished Bowdoin students to be like him. 
He would have pointed them to his Master, Jesus 
Christ, and bade them form their characters on 
the model on which he strove to form his. He 
would have them be Christians in their way as he 
was a Christian in his way. But short of the 
Great Master of us all, there is no character from 
which Bowdoin graduates and undergraduates 
can draw a finer or higher inspiration than that 
of General Hubbard. He made good on a great 

scale on the field of battle, at the bar, and in the 
very center of the world's commercial life : and 
through it all he maintained a spotless integrity, 
a wise generosity, a simple sincerity, a genial 
courtesy, a kindly humanity. 


Bowdoin easily walked away with the Maine 
Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament, May 24 and 
25. Eaton '15 again became collegiate singles 
champion of Maine, while he and Larrabee '16 
won the doubles. In the semi-final rounds, both 
Bowdoin teams were left, the others having been 
eliminated. On the second team. White '16 
backed up his partner, Capt. Card '15, in fine style. 
In the singles, Eaton of Bowdoin beat Kilburn of 
Maine, 6-3, 6-3 ; Purington of Bates beat Rams- 
dell of Colby, 6-4, 6-3 ; Larrabee of Bowdoin beat 
Fieldbrave of Colby, 6-3, 7-5, and Richardson of 
Bates beat Hall of Maine, 9-7, 6-2. In the semi- 
finals, Eaton beat Purington, 6-2, 6-4, and Larra- 
bee beat Richardson, 6-1, 6-2. Eaton defeated 
Larrabee in the finals, 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 6-1, 6-2. 

In the doubles. Card and White of Bowdoin 
beat L. Meader and W. Meader of Bates, 5-7, 6-2, 
6-3, Flood and Foster of Colby beat Hall and 
Creighton of Maine, 6-2, 6-4, Eaton and Larrabee 
of Bowdoin beat Kilborn and Ingalls of Maine, 
6-2, 6-0, and Fieldbrave and Ramsdell of Colby 
beat Richardson and Purington of Bates, 7-5, 7-5. 
In the semi-finals Card and White beat Flood and 
Foster, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3, Eaton and Larrabee beat 
Fieldbrave and Ramsdell, 6-3, 6-2, and Eaton and 
Larrabee beat the other Bowdoin team. Card and 
White, in three straight sets for the champion- 
ship, 6'3, 7-5, 8-6. 


Bowdoin lost to Wesleyan, 6-0, Monday, win- 
ning only two sets, Ladd and Head each securing 

In the singles, Richards of Wesleyan defeated 
White of Bowdoin, 6-0, 6-2. Hopman of Wes- 
leyan defeated Ladd of Bowdoin, 6-2, 5-7, 6-1. 
Patten of Wesleyan defeated Head of Bowdoin, 
6-3, 4-6, 6-0. Jones of Wesleyan defeated Flynt 
of' Bowdoin, 6-0, 6-0. In the doubles, Jones and 
Richards of Wesleyan defeated Flynt and Ladd 
of Bowdoin, 6-2, 6-4. Patten and Hopman of 
Wesleyan defeated White and Woodman of Bow- 
doin, 6-3, 7-5. 

The next issue of the Orient will appear June 
15, during the final examinations. It will take 
the form of a special "Bowdoin Union" issue. 





The BOWDOIN Publishing Compaky' 
IN THE Interests of the Students of 



DwiGHT H. Sayward, 1916, Editor-in-Chief 

Rogers M. Crehore, 191 7, Managing Editor 

J. Glenwood Winter, 1916, Alumni Editor 

Bela W. Norton, 1918, The Other Colleges 

Whitney Coombs, 1918, With The Faculty 

Robert G. Alkion, 1918, On The Campus 

Edward C. Hawes, 1916 
William S. Cormack, 1917 
Donald W. Philbrick, 1917 
Frank E. Noyes, 1917 
Franklin D. MacCokmick, 1918 

Contributions are requested from all undergraduates 
alumni and faculty. No anonymous contributions can 
be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions should be 
addressed to the Business Manager of the Bowdoin Pub- 
lishing Co. Subscriptions, ;?2.oo per year, in advance. 
Single copies, 10 cents. 


Herbert H. Foster, 1916, 
Percy F. Crane, 1917, 
Clarence H. Crosby, 1917, 

Business Manager 
Assistant Manager 
Assistant Manager 

Entered at PostOftice at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter 

Vol. XLV. 

JUNE 4, 1915 

No. 9 


Senior Members of Student Council (elect ten) 
— Chase. Crossman, Dunn, Edwards, Foster, Era- 
ser, Fuller, Garland, Hart, Ireland, Larrabee, 
Leadbetter, Little, McElwee, Moulton, Parsons, 
Petting-ill, Sayward, Woodman, Littlefield. 

Junior Members of Student Council (elect two) 
— Crehore. Crosby, McConaughy, Marston. 

Senior Members of Athletic Council (elect 
two) — Dunn, Foster, Garland, Leadbetter. 

Junior Members of Athletic Council (elect 
two) — Crosby, McConaughy, Shumway, Phillips. 

Sophomore Member of Athletic Council (elect 
one) — Savage, Stanley. 

Cheer Leaders (elect two)— Chase '16, Ed- 
wards '16, Pettingill '16, Oliver '17. 

Yesterday afternoon the Athletic Council made 
the following nominations: 

Baseball Manager — McConaughy '17, Pike ' 1 7. 

Assistant Baseball Manager — J. Gray '18, 
MacCormick ' 18. 

Track Manager — Marston '17, Philbrick ' 1 7. 

Assistant Track Manager — Bachelder '18, 
Walker '18. 

Tennis Manager — Stone '17, Thayer '17. 

Assistant Tennis Manager — Jacob '18, Nor- 
ton '18. 

In the snappiest game of the season Bowdoin 
lost to Maine 2 to i at Orono Saturday. Both 
teams hit and fielded well, but Maine's hits came 
more opportunely. Hackett's one-handed catch of 
Goodskey's drive into left field was the most spec- 
tacular feature of the game. Phillips and Dris- 
coll were each put out when they tried to lengthen 
their three-baggers into home runs. Maine's first 
run came in the third, when Driscoll pounded out 
a three-bagger, scoring Baker. In the sixth, 
Pendleton scored on Hackett's single. Bowdoin's 
only score came in the ninth, when Chapman 
scored McElwee whose heavy hitting and snappy 
fielding marked Bowdoin's game. The two 
coaches acted as umpires, Coogan on balls and 
strikes and Phelan on bases. 


ab r bh po a e 

Lawry, 2b 4 o o 2 3 o 

Pendleton, ss 3 i 2 2 4 

Hackett, If 3 o i i i o 

Oilman, ib 3 o o 10 o o 

Ruffner, rf 3 o 2 o 

Rowe, 3b 3 I I 3 o 

Baker, lb 3 i i 8 2 o 

Gorham, cf 2 o o i o o 

Driscoll, p 3 ° ^ ° 3 o 

Totals 27 2 6 27 16 


ab r bh po a e 

Phillips, If 4 o 2 3 I o 

Donnell, 3b 4 o I o 2 o 

McElwee, ss 3 i 3 ~ 4 i 

Chapman, 2b 4 ° 4 o 

Eaton, lb 4 o I " ' ° 

Shumway, c 4 « o 5 i o 

Goodskey, cf 3 o i i o 

Woodman, rf 3 ° ^ ° ° 

Eraser, p 2 o o o 2 o 

Stanley, p i o o o o 

Totals 32 I 8 *23 15 I 



*Driscoll out in 6th, not touching first. 

Maine o o i o o i o o x— 2 

Bowdoin o o o o o o o o I — i 

Two base hits, McEIwee 2. Three base hits, 
PhilHps, Driscoll. Hits, off Fraser 6 in 6j^ in- 
nings; Stanley i in ij^ innings. Sacrifice hits, 
Gorham. Stolen bases, Pendleton 2, Rowe. Dou- 
ble plays, Pendleton to Oilman. Left on bases, 
Bowdoin 5, Maine i. First base on errors, Maine 
I. Struck out, by Stanley 2, Driscoll 6. Time, 
1.45. Umpires, Coogan, Phelan. 


The annual Memorial Day game with Bates 
was played on Garcelon Field, Lewiston, Monday. 
During the first four innings each team scored 
nine runs, but Bowdoin was unable to keep up 
with the pace, and did not score thereafter. Bates 
scored in every inning but the eighth. 

Stanley and Fraser for Bowdoin, and Moore 
for Bates were forced to retire from the box. 
Davidson, who pitched the last four innings for 
Bates, was the star of the game, holding Bowdoin 
scoreless and making two three-baggers himself. 
Eaton played well, making four hits, including a 
two-bagger, in as many times at bat. Donnell 
made three hits in five times up. The score : — 


ab r bh po a e 

Duncan, 2b* 2 2 o 3 4 

Marston, 2b 2 i 2 i i i 

MacDonald, ss S i i i i 

Fuller, 3b S i 3 2 2 o 

Talbot, lb 6 3 3 to 3 i 

Lord, c 4 3 2 6 2 I 

Butler, cf 5 o 2 2 o 

Davis, If 6 2 I o I 

Thurston, rf 4 3 i i o o 

Moore, p 2 i I o 3 o 

Davidson, p 3 i 3 i o ° 

Totals 44 18 19 2J 15 5 


ab r bh po a e 

Phillips, If 4 I o I o I 

Donnell, 3b 5 3 3 2 2 

McElwee, ss 3 2 i 5 7 i 

Chapman, 2b 5 i 2 3 2 o 

Eaton, lb 4 i 4 7 o o 

Shumway, c 3 2 2 2 2 

Goodskey, cf 4 2 o o 

Woodman, rf 5 o 2 o 

Stanley, p i i o o o 

■pfspr. D I " o o I ^ 

Pendleton, p i o o o o 

"-'-'<; -- T2 24 r4 7 

Bates 3 2 2 2 4 I 4 X — 18 

Bowdoin 3 3 i 2 o o o — .9 

Hits, off Stanley 3 in i inning; Moore, 9 in 
ZVi ; Fraser, 9 in 4; Davidson, 3 in 5 2-3; Pendle- 
ton, 7 in 4. Two base hits, McElwee, Eaton, Tal- 
bot 2. Three base hits. Lord, Fuller, Davidson 2. 
Stolen bases, Marston, Talbot, Lord, Butler, 
Davis 2, Chapman, Eaton, Woodman. First base 
on balls, off Moore 2, Stanley i, Davidson 3, Fra- 
ser 2, Pendleton 3. Sacrifice hits, McElwee, 
Shumway (fly), Goodskey, Duncan (fly), Mac- 
Donald (fly). First base on errors. Bates 5. Left 
on bases, Bowdoin 8, Bates 10. Struck out, by 
Moore 3, Davidson 3, Fraser 2. Wild pitches, 
Stanley, Moore. Passed ball. Lord. Hit by 
pitched ball, by Davidson (Fraser). Double play, 
Duncan and Talbot. Time, 2.45. Umpire, Mcln- 

*Also ran for Moore in 3d. 


Colby's lead of four runs obtained in a disas- 
trous first inning was too much for Bowdoin to 
overcome in the game at Waterville Tuesday, the 
White finally losing by a score of 7 to 4. From 
that time on Bowdoin played steady baseball, Fra- 
ser keeping Colby's hits well scattered. The fea- 
ture of the game was McElwee's home run drive 
to right field, scoring Donnell. For Colby, Simp- 
son played a fast game in the field, besides hitting 

The score: 


bh po a e 

-Simpson, If 2 6 o o 

Cawley, 2b 2 o 4 o 

LaFleur, 3b o 3 3 o 

Deasy, c i 5 i o 

.'\llen, rf o o o o 

James, cf 2 o o 

Smith, lb 3 12 o o 

Duffy, ss o I 5 o 

Wright, p o o I o 

Totals 10 27 [4 2 


bh po a e 

Phillips, If I I o o 

Donnell, 3b o 2 3 i 

McElwee, ss 2 3 3 2 

'^hapman, 2b o 3 2 o 

Eaton, lb o 10 2 i 

Shumway, c o I o 

Goodskey, cf 2 2 o I 

Woodman, rf '. I 2 I o 

Stanley, p o o o o 

Fraser, p i o 3 o 

Totals 7 24 14 5 




Colby 4 o i o 2 o — 7 

Bowdoin o o o o 2 i o o i — 4 

Runs, Donnell 2, Simpson 2, Cawley 2, McEl- 
wee, Goodskey, Deasy, Allen, James. Two base 
hits, McElwee, Cawley. Three base hit, Simp- 
son. Home run, McElwee. Stolen bases, Phil- 
lips, McElwee, Cawley, Deasy. Earned runs, 
Bowdoin 2, Colby 3. Sacrifice hits, LaFleur, 
Deasy. Left on bases, Bowdoin 9, Colby 8. 
Bases on errors, Bowdoin 2, Colby 4. Bases on 
balls, off Eraser i, off Wright 3. Hits, off Stan- 
ley 4 in I inning ; ofif Eraser 6 in 7 innings. Hit 
by pitched ball, McElwee by Wright. Struck out, 
by Stanley i, by Wright 6. Umpire, Conway. 
Time, 2h., lom. 


Cornell won the I. C. A. A. A. A. held at Phila- 
delphia last Saturday with Harvard second and 
Yale third. Bowdoin, with three representatives, 
scored one point, Leadbetter taking fifth place in 
the hammer throw. His distance was 147 feet. 9 
inches. Savage qualified for both hurdles but in 
the semi-final heats was unfortunate in drawing 
the winners of both events. His time was much 
faster than in his previous races. In the pole 
vault Captain McKenney failed to qualify, the 
height at which the men qualified being 12 feet. 


Next Monday, June 7, members of the Biology 
Club will take the 9.20 Bath car, getting off at 
New Meadows, and walk to Rich mountain. The 
men are expected to bring a lunch for noon. The 
day will be spent with Dr. Copeland and Dr. 
Gross in collecting with a swim in the afternoon. 
Late in the afternoon a launch will take the party 
to New Meadows Inn for dinner. Those unable 
to take the trip can meet the club at the Inn. The 
expense will not be over $1.25 for the whole trip. 
Those who plan to go should immediately notify 
Irving '16, Hale '16 or Thayer '18. 


Hebron won the annual outdoor interscholastic 
meet Saturday with a score of 60 points. Bangor 
scored 27J4, Portland 1254, Cony High 10, West- 
brook Seminary and Good Will 2% each, Kent's 
Hill 2 and Lincoln Academy i. 

The half mile, won by Morrill of English High 
running unattached, was the feature race of the 
day. Upton of Hebron established a new record 
of' 21 feet and K inch in the broad jump, and 
Noyes, in the mile run. a record of 4 minutes and 
38 3-5 seconds. 

In another column are the nominations for the 
student elections which are to be held Monday, 
June 7, in the Managers' Room, New Gym, from 
II A. M. to 6 p. M. Only paid-up members of the 
A. S. B. C. will be eligible to vote. 

These elections are of the utmost importance 
and demand the careful attention of every voter. 
The President, Secretary and Vice-President of 
the Student Council and Associated Students are 
especially important. 

The President has general oversight of student 
affairs, presides at meetings, represents the col- 
lege as speaker at various functions, and directs 
the work of the Student Council. The office de- 
mands a man of experience and superior ability. 

The Vice-President is especially important as 
head of the Board of Managers, which collects 
and manages the Blanket Tax, The office de- 
mands integrity and great executive ability. 

The Secretary has important duties of a secre- 
tarial nature and also as chairman of important 
student council committees. The office demands 
faithfulness, accuracy and executive ability. 

The Student Council should be as widely repre- 
sentative as possible and composed of the men 
best acquainted with student affairs, of soundest 
judgment and of most unselfish interest in the 
college as a whole. 

The Athletic Council is a body which has to 
cope with serious problems of administration and 
policy. It holds in its hands the athletic welfare 
of the college. It should be made up of men of 
experience with athletic teams, perhaps as man- 
agers, of sound judgment and unfailing integrity. 

The importance of the managerial offices need 
not be commented on. 


To the Editor of the Orient: — 

This June the last class familiar with the intro- 
duction of the Blanket Tax will graduate. These 
men know the conditions under which the tax was 
established, the unsatisfactory conditions which 
made it almost imperative, the fight necessary to 
make it a possibility, and the first critical year in 
which success or failure seemed equally probable. 
The present Seniors know what it meant to be 
continually approached by managers who were 
running the various organizations under the sub- 
scription system. The average man who support- 
ed college organizations loyally subscribed $20 or 
$25 annually and in addition paid his way into all 
games. The Blanket Tax brought with it a new 
era of management based on sure receipts, and 
new and more satisfactory conditions for the sup- 



porter of college organizations. Athletic teams 
have been put on a firm financial footing and have 
broadened their schedules considerably, while 
publications have been brought out of overwhelm- 
ing debt. 

For two years the Blanket Tax has been a suc- 
cess. This last year, in spite of untiring efforts 
on the part of those responsible for its collection, 
it has been a doubtful success. During the last 
semester about loo men failed to pay. These 
men threw the burden of supporting our activities 
on those men to whom college spirit means deeds 
and not words, and whose loyalty is expressed by 
something more real than wearing a black and 
white necktie. Of the men who did not pay, 
about 40 asked for extensions, which imply a 
promise to pay, and with fine disregard for prom- 
ises, failed to pay the tax. A small per cent, of 
men are unable to pay the tax. These I wish to 
exclude from any scathing condemnation, but 
with regard to those who are able to pay and do 
not. through indifference or what not, one can 
only regret that they have not a clearer concep- 
tion of the duty of every college man toward the 
organizations in which he takes pride and by 
which he benefits. 

The poorest excuse I have heard for not paying 
is the mathematical one. One can refuse to pay 
the tax, can pay his admission to the games, bor- 
row his neighbor's Orient and save money 
enough to go to the "movies" several times. If 
everybody does that, in a year or two we shall all 
be saving money, for there will be no games to 
go to. It is time that we stopped figuring how 
much we can save by refusing to pay the tax. It 
must be viewed for what it is, an equally appor- 
tioned subscription for the support of college 
activities. We must ask ourselves whether these 
activities are to be kept on their present sound 
basis or whether athletic teams are to cut down 
their schedules and struggle along on insufficient 
funds. The Blanket Tax is the most significant 
and most real test of a man's college spirit that 
we have at Bowdoin. Next fall we must decide 
the question : Are we to be found wanting in this 
much-vaunted spirit ? Next year is a critical one 
and the question will be decided then. 

A. H. MacCormick. 
President Student Council. 


The student activities of the Bowdoin Christian 
Association are both social and religious. The 
Association has always stressed the social aspect 
of its work : there is a Freshman Reception each 
fall, which practically the whole college attends ; 
a special Freshman Meeting explains college cus- 
lor s to the new men; a Hand-book is furnished 

to each student; an Employment Bureau is con- 
ducted, and a Text-Book Loan Library provided. 
This year two new features of work were under- 
taken. On Thanksgiving Day the Social Com- 
mittee arranged an informal gathering in one of 
the fraternity houses for those who could not go 
home ; a Tutoring Bureau for non-fraternity 
Freshmen who would profit by advice from high 
standing upperclassmen, was organized, and its 
usefulness demonstrated. The undergraduate re- 
ligious activities were carried on much as in the 
past : Bible and Mission Study classes were well 
attended (the record attendance was 137) ; the 
meetings, both the small weekly group and the 
monthly public addresses, attracted satisfactory 
audiences ; specially successful was the series of 
meetings on "The College Man," addressed by 
Hon. Carl E. Milliken, ex-President of the Maine 
Senate, President Aley of Maine and Principal 
Stearns of Andover. 

Outside the college the Association has been 
particularly successful. Church attendance and 
membership have been urged upon the undergrad- 
uates ; twenty men have united, as temporary 
members, with the Church on the Hill, and eight 
have joined by confession, either here or at their 
home churches. For two months, in the winter, 
Bowdoin Deputation Teams were away every 
Sunday ; over a dozen men visited twenty-two 
communities, including four academies ; at one, 
over eighty boys decided to lead a Christian life. 
The Sunday School at Pejepscot, composed of 
both Protestants and Catholics, has been con- 
tinued. In cooperation with the other Maine col- 
leges a State College Y. M. C. A. Conference will 
be established this September. Hiwale, 1909, has 
again been supported as Bowdoin's representative 
in India; due to the generosity of the alumni 
nearly four hundred dollars has been sent this 
year. Nor have Bowdoin men neglected the 
needs at home : at Thanksgiving and Christmas 
the dinners given to poor families in town fed 
eighty people ; the Freshman Religious Commit- 
tee has collected clothing for Dr. Grenfell's mis- 
sion and magazines for the State Prison. As the 
result of a special campaign last fall 300 pounds 
of clothing was sent to Cambridge University, 
England, for the Belgian refugees. The classes 
in English for foreigners and the Brunswick 
Boys' Association have continued the successful 
work reported last year. 

The reports of the Christian Association have 
frequently pointed out that the establishment of a 
Bowdoin Union would greatly increase the effi- 
ciency of its work. At present it has no suitable 
room for its meetings, no place where informal 
social gatherings can be held and the Secretary's 
nfFcc is poorly located. All of these needs would 



be effectively met if the scheme of making over 
the old gymnasium succeeds. This would in no 
sense be a Y. M. C. A. building, but, as at Brown, 
Dartmouth and Yale, the Union would provide 
room for socials, addresses, committee meetings 
and a centrally located office for the Secretary. 
Such a building on our campus would go far to- 
ward solving our present social problem, and 
would increase the efficiency of every student 
organization, social, literary, dramatic and re- 

' The new cabinet of the Bowdoin Christian As- 
sociation for 1915-16 has perfected its organiza- 
tion and is now as follows: President, Foster '16; 
vice-president. Winter '16; treasurer, Crosby '17; 
corresponding secretary, McConaughy '17; re- 
cording secretary, Norton '18. In addition to 
these men, the various committees with their re- 
spective chairman are : 
Administrative. — Winter '16, chairman. 

Membership. — Campbell '16, Crosby '17, Brown 


Publicity. — Creeden '17, Crehore '17. 

Hand-Book. — Chapman '17. 
Religious Education. — Crossman '16, chairman. 

Bible Study. — Moran '17. 

Mission Study. — MacCormick '18. 

Meetings. — Churchill '16. 
Campus Service. — Hescock '16, chairman. 

Social. — Sayward '16, Leadbetter '16. 

Hiwale. — McConaughy '17, Jacob '18. 

Social Service. — Marston '17, Stone '17. 
Community Service. — Kinsey '16, chairman; 
Bartlett '17, assistant chairman. 

Deputations. — Norton '18, Freese '18. 

Pejepscot. — Albion '18, Joyce '18. 

English for Foreigners. — Little '17, Spalding 
'17, Parmenter '17. 

Church Relations. — Chapman '17, Seward '17. 
It will be the effort of the B. C. A. to develop the 
administrative board into an efficient mechanism, 
and to make our association essentially a business 
organization. The branches of work which have 
the strongest appeal and secure the best response 
will be exploited to their utmost. 

The present efforts of the B. C. A. are being 
concentrated in securing a suitable representation 
for Bowdoin College at Northfield. This Student 
Conference is a powerful influence in undergrad- 
uate activities of our eastern colleges. Each year 
hundreds of representative men from all the col- 
leges of New England, New York and eastern 
Canada gather here for helpful instruction, dis- 
cussion and recreation, and the program outlined 
by the committee assures that this year's enter- 

tainment will surpass that of any conference to 
date. From June 25 to July 4 there will be each 
morning: discussion, Bible study and mission 
study groups led by men of such ability as Charles 
R. Brown, dean of the Yale Divinity School, and 
John R. Mott, general secretary of the World's 
Student Christian Federation. During the after- 
noons the time will be devoted to recreation, and 
a series of baseball games, track meets and a ten- 
nis tournament are provided. The type of men 
which Northfield draws deserves competition and 
sport of the keenest kind. 

The expenses for the Conference consists of a 
registration fee of $5.00 which is paid by the 
B. C. A. The total cost of board and lodging will 
be $13.00, and such men as desire will be pro- 
vided with tents. In addition to these two items 
there will be the cost of transportation. Bowdoin 
should be represented by at least ten men. In 
order to assist any who would be able to make the 
trip except for the expense, two waiterships have 
been secured which reduce the cost by $10.00. A 
loan fund is also being established and from this 
men may borrow to return at their early conven- 

Men who grasp this opportunity of enjoying a 
vacation with a purpose are sure to find the per- 
spective of college life and of life in general im- 
measurably widened. The B. C. A. is sincere in 
urging every thinking fellow to seriouslv consider 
the foregoing proposition. 


At the monthly luncheon of the Bowdoin Club 
of Portland held icently a committee was a])- 
pointed with the power to make arrangements for 
a Bowdoin Club night at the Jefferson Theatre, 
the proceeds to be used as a fund for a training 
table for the athletes at Bowdoin. The lack of 
an adequate training table has handicapped our 
athletic teams severely in the past, and the action 
of the Bowdoin Club of Portland, which will 
obviate this difficulty, is therefore especially wel- 

Another committee was appointed to draw up 
resolutions on the death of General Thomas H. 
Hubbard '57. 

Dr. Frank N. Whittier addressed the alumni on 
the athletic situation at Bowdoin and other mat- 
ters connected with the college, and praised the 
spirit shown in the organization of the Bowdoin 
Club of Portland. 


Yesterday Commencement Parts were award d 
to Bacon, Coffin, Hamel. MacCormick. and R m- 
say, w'th Talbot alternate. 


aiutnnl Departmnt 

'58. — Judge William L. Putnam, presiding 
judge of the United States Circuit Bench in the 
first district, which includes Maine, New Hamp- 
shire. Massachusetts and Rhode Island, oldest liv- 
ing circuit judge in the United States, and oldest 
living ex-mayor of Portland, celebrated his eigh- 
tieth birthday in Boston on Wednesday, May 26, 
at the Hotel Vendome. His birthday will also be 
given formal recognition by the Boston Bar As- 
sociation, which is having a portrait of him 
painted by a Boston artist. Judge Putnam took 
his degree of A.M. at Bowdoin in 1858 and the 
degree of LL.D. from the college in 1884. He 
was born in Bath, was an editor there in 1856, 
and also assistant clerk of the Maine House of 
Representatives. From 1858 to 1892 he practised 
law in Portland, of which city he was mayor in 
1868 and 1869. He was appointed judge of the 
United States Circuit Court in 1892, and is serving 
at present in that capacity. His knowledge of the 
Jaw and his memory of cases is regarded as re- 

'72. — Hon. George Melville Seiders, former 

farmer's boy, soldier, school teacher, lawyer, leg- 

. islator, attorney general of Maine, law partner of 

Thomas Brackett Reed, and a leader of the Maine 

Bar. died May 26 in Portland. 

Mr. Seiders was born in Union, Maine, on Jan- 
uary 15, 1844. and came of strong old German 
stock which settled Broad Bay, now Waldoboro, 
between 1740 and 1750. His early education was 
obtained in the public schools of Union, and while 
a student in the high school, he enlisted in 1862 
in the 24th Maine" Volunteer Infantry, and was 
made a corporal. One year later the regiment re- 
turned home, and was mustered out of service. 
After the war Mr. Seiders remained on the home 
farm until he had attained his majority, when he 
obtained employment in Portland. With a desire 
to secure a better education, he worked hard and 
saved money, and in 1866 entered Kent's Hill 
Seminary. He remained there two terms, and 
then completed his preparatory course at Lincoln 
Academy, Newcastle. He was admitted to Bow- 
doin, paid his own way through college, and was 
graduated in 1872 with the degree of A.B. Sub- 
sequently, in 1895, his Alma Mater conferred 
upon him the degree of A.M. 

After leaving Bowdoin Mr. Seiders taught 
school two years as principal of Greeley Insti- 
tute at Cumberland Center, one year as submas- 
ter of the Waltham (Massachusetts) High 
School, and one year as professor in the Episco- 
pal Academy of Connecticut at Cheshire. 

While in Connecticut he took up the study of 
law and in 1876 entered the office of Thomas 
Brackett Reed, where he read law until 1878, 
when he was admitted to the Maine Bar. After 
being in the office of Hon. F. M. Ray, he re- 
turned to Mr. Reed's office, and was associated 
with Mr. Reed from that time until the latter 
removed to New York in 1901. In 1893, Mr. Sei- 

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lature from Yarmouth and North Yarmouth. In 
1885 he was elected county attorney of Cumber- 
land County, and was reelected in 1887. In 1892 
he was elected to the State Senate from Cumber- 
land County, and was reelected in 1894. In 1894- 
95 he served as president of the Senate. From 
1891 to 1895 he was attorney general of the State, 
and Cumberland County member of the Republi- 
can State Committee. In 1883 Mr. Seiders was 
appointed assistant counsel for the United States 
in the Alabama Court of Claims, and continued 
in this position until the work of the court was 
completed. Mr. Seiders was a strong admirer of 
Theodore Roosevelt, and feeling that Mr. Roose- 
velt should be elected to the presidency, he be- 
came a Progressive, and was very active in the 
Progressive organization of 1912, being chairman 
of the State Committee and resigning his posi- 
tion in 1913. 

Mr. Seiders married in 1872 Miss Clarice S. 
Hayes of North Yarmouth. They had three chil- 
dren, Grace R., now Mrs. Philip Davis Webb, 
Mary A. Seiders, and Philip Reed Seiders, who 
died several years ago. 

Besides being an active member of the Maine 
Historical Society and the Maine Genealogical 
Society, Mr. Seiders was a member of the Cum- 
berland Club and of Bosworth Post, G. A. R. 
From his youth he was a member of the Congre- 
gational Church. 

'81. — At the recent conference of the Unitarian 
Churches of New England in Boston, Rev. Arthur 
G. Pettengill of Portland spoke on "An Oppor- 
tunity for Unitarianism in New England," re- 
viewing a plan which he had tried and found ef- 
fective in substantially increasing helpfulness to 
men and incidentally toward the numbers of Uni- 
tarians. His efforts were directed particularly 
toward the number of "unchurched" people in 
each community who, while not entirely unreli- 
gious, were not connected with any church, and 
toward those of historic churches who were dis- 
satisfied with their creed and type of religious 

'85.— Howard L. Lunt, A.M., is supervisor of 
instruction and professor of English and Latin in 
the University of Southern California High 
School at Los Angeles. 

'05. — The class secretary has written to all for- 
mer members (non-graduates) of the class, ex- 
tending a cordial invitation to attend the coming 
reunion and requesting certain biographical in- 
formation for publication in the decennial report. 
In some cases the addresses obtained were not 
recent. It is hoped that members of the class who 
are in touch with any of our "former" members 
will urge their attendance at the reunion and will 
send the addresses of these classmates to the sec- 
retary, Stanley P. Chase, 9 Glenwood Boulevard, 
Schenectady, N. Y. 


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NO. 10 


The possibility of the Bowdoin Union material- 
izing is. daily becoming- greater. A failure to se- 
cure sufficient funds is the only cause which can 
hinder our having this building commissioned by 
next fall. 

The old gym, at present more or less of an eye 
sore, can be vastly improved both inside and out. 
As is indicated by the sketch showing the general 
elevation, a porch is to be added, and changes are 
to be made to the windows. The problem of co- 
ordinating the stack, the factory-like arches, and 
the whirr from the dynamos with the idea of a 
comfortable club room is by no means a simple 
one. In view of the fact that most of the build- 
ings on the campus suggest the colonial type, the 
first task was to take the material available and at 
a small expense shape it into that form. The 
present windows will be replaced by three adja- 
cent small paned windows, surmounted by a col- 
onial pedim.ent, and between these and the arch 
will be white panels. Directly below these panels 
there is at present a belt course of red sandstone, 
girdling the entire building. In conformation to 
the general colonial scheme, this course is to be 
painted white. A similar device was resorted to 
in alterations to the Capitol Building in Washing- 
ton some thirty years ago, and only spacing would 
now make evident to ordinary observation that 
the stone is red sandstone and not New Hamp- 
shire granite. 

The porch, which is shown in closer detail in 
one of the drawings, will be approximately ten 
feet by 22 feet. This addition combined with the 
change in the doorway will materially help to 
soften the present rather ugly exterior. The 
granite capstone over the door is to be removed, 
and the height of the door correspondingly raised. 
A colonial moulding comparable to that above the 
south entrance of Massachusetts Hall will relieve 
the lines about this doorway, and over it on a 
name plate will be inscribed "THE UNION." 
Consistent with the general color scheme, the 
eaves will be painted white instead of slate color 
as they now are. 

In determining the general arrangement of the 
interior, economy and taste are the only factors. 
Within the building, the fact that the window 
frames are flush with the brickwork makes it pos- 

sible to get away from the rigidly defined arch 
lines, and consequently a much more comfortable 
appearance can be gained. Panelling will be the 
dominant scheme in the billiard room. Expense 
in this sort of work does not depend so essentially 
on materials as on jointing. Burlap, the usual 
decoration for a club house billiard room^ is pleas- 
ing in appearance but expensive to buy and diffi- 
cult to hang on brick. The equipment which it is. 
proposed to supply consists of two tables, in which, 
quality of slate and cushions is the factor in de- 
termining price. Card tables, not shown on the 
sketch, will occupy the east side of the room, and 
across the north end will be a heavily cushioned 
window seat. The dimensions of the room, 27 
feet by 40 feet, combined with the low, timbered 
ceiling and the heavy ship's knees on the posts- 
should result in an extremely attractive place. 

Normally the middle and the south rooms will 
be a single room, and in fact all three rooms can- 
be easily thrown together by opening the sliding 
doors. The presence of two stacks makes possi- 
ble a huge fireplace, and in the plans for these 
two rooms the keynote is to be comfort and taste. 
In the home of the Duke of Dartmouth, Wood- 
some Hall, is a set of rooms whose situation on a 
grander scale is comparable to those proposed 
here, and in worikng out of detail, the scheme 
Woodsome Hall will be as closely followed as- 
means permit. The great fireplace is to take a 
six foot log, and to have an eleven foot hearth. 
The brick above the fireplace instead of being 
carried on a flat arch, or supported by a steel plate 
will rest on a heavy wooden beam, on which will 
be carved grotesque-work, pertinent to the room 
for which it is intended. Surrounding the fire- 
place are to be book shelves and seats and oppo- 
site is to be a comfortable post settle. In a place 
suggestive always of good fellowship and com- 
raderie, it would be fitting to place a memori?J to 
men whose lives stand out in college annals for- 
the great companionship. It is proposed to have- 
the names of Richard A. Lee '08, Frank Mor- 
rison "08 and James Blaine Lamb '08 in some way 
associated with the fireplace of the living room. 

The auxiliary rooms, it is hoped, will supply a 
real need about the college. Looking forward to- 
a time when some college activity will plan a din- 
(Continued on psge 87' 







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DwiGHT H. Sayward, 1916, Editor-in-Chief 

Rogers M. Crehore, 1917, Managing Editor 

J. Glenwood Winter, 1916, Alumni Editor 

Bela W. Norton, 1918. The Other Colleges 

Whitney Coombs, 1918, With The Faculty 

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Franklin D. MacCormick, 1918 

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Vol. XLV. 

JUNE 15, 1915 

No. 10 

The Bowdoin Union 

The Bowdoin Union is now practically a cer- 
tainty. It is fifteen years since a Union, was first 
proposed for Bowdoin, and the opportunity of 
remodelhng the Sargent Gymnasium at moderate 
cost now makes possible the fulfillment of the 
plan. The purpose of a Union is well known. 
A place for the meeting of students for business 
and pleasure, a Union is an institution that 
should be managed by the students themselves, 
with, perhaps, the general supervision of those 
members of the faculty who have taken so much 
interest in it. The Union is so fully described 
elsewhere by pens more able than ours that fur- 
ther discussion here is needless. We add only 
that a Union should be the means of reducing 

class and fraternity friction and of increasing col- 
lege spirit and loyalty. 

Tlie Blanket Tax 

The failure of nearly a third of the men in col- 
lege to pay their Blanket Tax assessment is a seri- 
ous handicap to those student organizations 
which are enrolled under the A.S.B.C. and 
which draw their financial support from it. An- 
other year on only partial support of the Blanket 
Tax will see our activities hopelessly in debt and 
a reversion to the old unorganized system of 
continual dunning by the different managers. 
The only factor which will insure the success of 
the Blanket Tax and hence financial indepen- 
dence for the teams is a sound public opinion 
behind the tax, — a realization of the fact that if 
we are to have teams we must meet their ex- 
penses, and that those expenses must be borne 
by all. Lack of college spirit has never been 
more plainly exhibited than by those financially 
able individuals who have refused to bear their 
share in bearing the expenses of our student or- 

Next Year's Freshmen 

Undergraduates have an important influence 
in determining the size and character of the suc- 
cessive entering classes by personal work with 
those who are undecided in their choice of a col- 
lege. The summer is the last opportunity to 
turn towards Bowdoin those who have just com- 
pleted their preparatory school course but who 
have yet to choose their college. Active work, 
during these summer months, particularly by the 
two lower classes, will mean much when the 
twenty-third of September comes. 


The annual elections of the A. S. B. C. held 
Monday, June 7, resulted as follows : 

President Student Council and A. S. B. C. : 
Leadbetter '16. 

Secretary: Dunn '16. 

Vice-President and Chairman Board of Mana- 
gers: Garland '16. 

Senior Members Student Council : Foster, Era- 
ser, Fuller, Ireland, McElwee, Moulton, Sayward. 

Junior Members Student Council : McCon- 
aughy and Marston. 

Senior Members Athletic Council : Dunn and 

Junior Members Athletic Council : McCon- 
aughy and Phillips. 

Sophomore Member Athletic Council : Savage. 

Cheer Leaders: Edwards '16 and Oliver '17. 



Baseball: Manager, McConaughy '17; Assist- 
ant Manager, MacCormick '18. 

Track: Manager, Marston '17; Assistant Man- 
ager, Walker '18. 

Tennis: Manager, Stone '17; Assistant Man- 
ager, Norton '18. 

For the first time since 1910, Bates was victori- 
ous in the Ivy game, wfinning by score of 7-3. The 
difficulty, as in so many previous games, consisted 
chiefly in Bowdoin's failure in the critical mo- 
ments ; for in general Eraser's pitching was fully 
as good as Moore's, and the fielding of the teams 
was equally good. The Bowdoin crowd felt re- 
lieved when the first inning left the team ahead, 
but the fatal break came in the second when an 
unlucky error, poor headwork, a couple of hits, 
and finally a long home run over the fence by 
Moore brought in four runs. Bowdoin lost a good 
chance to score in the fifth when the bases were 
filled with no one out, but the necessary hit was 
lacking, and a double play spoiled the possibilities. 
Duncan at second and Fuller at third played well 
for Bates ; Donnell fielded well for Bowdoin, 


At a recent meeting of the track team, after the 
picture of the team was taken, the annual election 
of a track captain resulted in the unanimous 
choice of Guy C. Leadbetter '16. Leadbetter has 
been a member of the track team for three years 
and has been a heavy point winner in the weight 
events. Last fall he was chosen to captain the 
1915 football team and is one of the two three- 
letter men in college, being a member of the fenc- 
ing team also. 

The following men have been chosen to publish 
the' 1917 Bugle: Blanchard, editor-in-chief; 
Crosby, business manager; Oliver, assistant busi- 
ness manager; Bartlett and Rickard, art editors. 
The associate editors are: White, Fobes, Bab- 
cock, Swift, Campbell, Miller, Eaton. 


The following members of 1916 have been 
chosen for English 7-8 for next year: Baxter, 
Evans, Foster, Fuller, Irving, Say ward and 

The class in Political Science 3, Municipal Gov- 
ernment, will have the following members next 
vear : Beal. Burr, Dunn, Evans, Foster, Hescock, 
I add, Sayward, 1916; Blanchard and Goodskey, 


Dean Sills has appointed the following Board 
of Proctors for next year: James A. Dunn, Her- 
bert H. Foster, Samuel Fraser, Laurence Irving, 
Guy W. Leadbetter and Dwight H. Sayward. 
They have been assigned the different "ends" as 
follows: Dunn, North Winthrop; Foster, South 
Maine; Fraser, North Maine; Irving, South Ap- 
pleton ; Leadbetter, North Appleton, and Say- 
ward, South Winthrop. 


To the Editor, Bo'wdoin Orient : 

In accordance with custom, I submit herewith 
a statement of the more important work done by 
the Student Council for the past college year. 

1. Arranged interfraternity baseball series. Ar- 
ranged interclass hockey series. Arranged Fresh- 
man-Sophomore cane rush. Recommended inter- 
class soccer under regular schedule to Athletic 

2. Held first football dance, on night of Bates 
game. Nominated for committee and held elec- 

3. Took collection for Red Cross Oct. 4. 

4. Finished preparing new Bowdoin Song Book 
for publication. (This work has been delayed by 
difficulty of getting songs from other colleges.) 

5. Made various recommendations : to Faculty 
about putting piano in Memorial Hall ; to college 
boards concerning need of an infirmary ; to Board 
of Managers favoring distinctive caps for college 
band men. 

6. Passed and published resolution against 

7. Presented to Professor Henry Johnson a 
resolution expressing appreciation of his work in 
translating Dante's Divine Comedy. 

8. Held first Vaudeville Show, on night before 
Indoor Interscholastic Meet. 

9. Published letter appealing to alumni to send 
men to Bowdoin. Circulated letter among alumni, 
with return slips on which prospective students' 
names could be put. Made efforts to interest 
these men in Bowdoin through literature and 
other means. 

ic. Drew up plans for student government of 
proposed Bowdoin Union and recommended this 
plan of government for adoption by the following 
Student Council, subject to the approval of the 

II. The Council held 10 meetings, average at- 
tendance 8. Held 4 elections, i college sing, and 
7 rallies. 

Austin H. MacCormick, 




^Continued from page 82) 
Tier in the Union, with a huge log in the fireplace 
lazily breaking itself into a mass of glowing em- 
bers, a serving room and electric range have been 
provided. In addition, there will be a confection- 
ery counter and a "cage" or check room. 

A building which in spirit and fact is so essen- 
tially a students' gathering place should be under 
student administration. At a recent meeting: of 

the Student Council a special committee consist- 
ing of MacCormick '15, McWilliams '15, Dunn 
'16 and Mr. Langley was appointed to work out a 
scheme of management, and the following plan 
will be presented to the new Student Council be- 
fore this article comes from the press. 
To the Honorable Members of the BoU'doin. Stu- 
dent Council: 
The following tentative arrangement for the 


management of the proposed Bowdoin Union has 
been drawn up by your special committee as in- 
structed : 

1. The governing board of the Union shall 
consist of five members. It shall include from 
the student body two Seniors, one Junior and one 
Sophomore ; Faculty, one member. 

2. Election : The student members shall be 
nominated by the Student Council and elected by 
the members of the A. S. B. C. at their annual 
election in June. The faculty member shall be 
elected by the Student Council. 

3. Term of Office : The faculty member 
shall serve for two years ; the student members 
for one year. Both shall be eligible for reelec- 

4. Chairman : The chairman of the board 
shall be the Senior receiving the highest number 
of votes. 

5. Policy: The general administrative and 
financial policy of the board shall be left to the 
discretion of the committee, subject, however, to 
the approval of the Student Council. 

6. Reports : The governing board shall be 
required to make an annual report to the Student 
Council and any other intermediate reports that 
are desired. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Austin H. MacCormick. 
G. Arthur McWilliams. 
James Alfred Dunn. 


To the Editor of the Orient: 

Those of us v/ho as members of the Faculty and 
as alumni have been looking forward for many 
years to the time when the college might have a 
Union, are now very glad that the project is tak- 
ing definite shape. When some fifteen years ago 
the chapter houses were erected and very many 
of the men were withdrawn from the dormitories, 
there was a general feeling that fraternity life in 
the new centers would be detrimental unless it 
was supplemented by a common meeting place. 
Tn be sure, there has been of late no noteworthy 
diminution of college spirit; but certainly in 
classes and in the community at large fewer men 
are acquainted with their fellows than used to be 
'-e case. A Union, then, is very much to be de- 
nred for the sake of offsetting a too strong fra- 
ternity feeling. 

x-\nother factor not perhaps as well known as it 
should be, has entered into our problem here more 
recently. At the present time 44 students, of 
whom 26 are Freshmen, are living in private 
houses, 20 students are living at home and 9 stu- 
dents are living out of town; so th:it very nearly 
20 per cent, of the college, or one man in five, is 

not in residence. For the men who are living out 
of town the Union would be an adriiirable place in 
which to spend the hours in the middle of the 
day, not only convenient for a meeting place, but 
for reading and study. For the students who live 
in private houses, particularly for the new men 
who are not able to get into the dormitories, the 
Union would also be most beneficial. 

No doubt the building will not be used exactly 
as plans are now being made. The great benefit 
of such a club is that it shall change with chang- 
ing conditions and adapt itself to the actual needs 
of the undergraduates. It is probable that a good 
many men in college will not often resort there; 
but it is also extremely likely that the building 
will be used for various meetings and purposes 
that cannot now be foreseen. It should be defi- 
nitely understood that it is a college affair; that 
is, a college building and a college club, and has 
nothing whatsoever to do with the Y. M. C. A., 
Associated Students, or any other organization. 

For these and other reasons the college is in- 
deed to be congratulated on the prospect of the 
fruition of long cherished plans. Much grati- 
tude is due to those in the past who have kept 
this matter before the attention of the friends of 
the college, and at the present time to Mr. Lang- 
ley and to Mr. Burton, of the class of 1907, who 
are working so hard to make the start of the 
Union a success. Its future rests with the under- 

Kenneth C. M. Sills '01. 


Dr. Little has recently announced the result of 
the election of Mr. M. S. Holway '82 to the Board 
of Overseers of Bowdoin College. The number 
of votes cast and counted was 677. Some ballots 
came too late to be considered. Last year at a 
similar election there were 750 votes cast. The 
total number possible is about 1900. The result 
of the election was : Melvin S. Holway '82, Au- 
gusta. Me., 291 votes; William M. Emery '89, 
Fall River, Mass., 171 votes; Eben W. Freeman 
'8-, Portland, Me., 118 votes; James L. Doherty 
'89. Springfield, Mass., 97 votes. 

At the same time four members of the Alutnni 
Council were elected. In every case the retiring 
n- embers were reelected. The result of this elec- 
tion was: Henry E. Andrews '94, Kennebunk, 
Me., zi:i votes; Howard R. Ives '98, Portland, 
^Te.. 4-18 votes: George C. Wheeler '01, Portland, 
Me.. 36,^ votes; Joseph B. Roberts '95, New York 
Citv.'-;^,2 votes; William W. Thomas '94, Port- 
land, Me., 295 votes; Charles H. Hastings '91. 
Washington, D. C, 259 votes; Preston Kyes '96, 
rhicag-o. III, 252 votes ; Frederick D. Dillingham 
■-- New York City, 241 votes. 




At a meeting of this year's tennis team held 
Tuesday, Raymond H. Larrabee 'i6 was elected 
captain of the team for next year. Larrabee has 
played on the team for the last two years, and 
was captain two years ago. 


The Friars 1-eld their annual initiation Satur- 
day night at the Congress Square Hotel in Port- 
land. The following men from 19 17 were initi- 
ated: Colbath, Crosby. Marston, McConaughy 
and Pike. Following the initiation banquet the 
Friars were the guests of Crowell '13 at the Jef- 
ferson Theatre. 


All the fraternities represented at Bowdoin 
with the exception of Delta Upsilon will hold 
their national conventions at San Francisco this 
summer. The dates and delegates will be: 

Alpha Delta Phi, Sept. 8-10, Little '16. 

Psi Upsilon, Sept. 2, 3, 4, Sayward '16. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon, July 12-15, Shumway '17. 

Theta Delta Chi, July 10-13, Beal '16, Campbell 

Zeta Psi, Sept. 8-12, Delegate not yet elected. 

Kappa Sigma, July 20-23, Foster '16. 

Beta Theta Pi, August 31-Sept. 3, Garland '16. 


Last week the Bowdoin College Band held its 
annual election of officers. Haseltine '17 was 
reelected leader: Knapp '17 was chosen manager, 
and Scott '18, assistant manager. The Band has 
had a very successful year. Memorial Day it 
played for the G. A. R. in Brunswick and Inst 
Wednesday played for the Chamber of Com- 
merce celebration in the parade in the morning, 
and on the mall in the afternoon. The Band has 
also given several concerts on the campus this 
spring. Applications for membership in next 
year's Band should be made to the manager. 

OlIulJ anD Council Qgcetings 

At a recent meeting of the Athletic Council 11 
men were awarded baseball "B's" and 17 men the 
track letter. Those who received the baseball 
letter were: Captain Eaton '15, Eraser '16, Mc- 
Elwee '16, Bradford '17, Chapman '17, Goodskey 
'17, Phillips '17, Donnell '18, Stanley '18, Wood- 
man '18 and Manager Dunn '16. The following 
men were awarded the track "B" : Captain Mc- 
Kenney '15, McWilliams '15, Smith '15, C. Hall 
'16, Irving '16, Leadbetter '16, Moulton '16, Web- 
ber '16, Wood '16, Balfe '17, Crosby '17, Pierce 
'17, Sampson '17, H. White '17, Savage '18, C. A. 

Wyman '18 and Manager Chase '16. 

The Athleti'c Council awarded tennis letters to 
the following men last week: Captain Card '15, 
Eaton '15, Larrabee '16, White '16 and Flynt '17. 

The Gibbons Club has elected the following of- 
ficers for next year: President, Kelley '16; vice- 
president, Dunn '16; secretary and treasurer, 
Phillips '17. 

aBitt) m JFacultp 

President Hyde attended the inauguration of 
President Bumpus at Tufts College, Medford, 
Mass., last Saturday. 

Professor Hormell has left for the University 
of Illinois where he will teach in the Summer 

Dr. Little will be in Brunswick all summer 
working upon the catalogue of non-graduates of 
the College which will probably be completed by 

Mr. Wilder will spend the summer at his home 
in Pembroke, Maine. 

Professor Catlin will remain in Brunswick dur- 
ing: the summer. 

Dn tlje Campus 

Totman '18 has left college. 

The football men are asked to give their sum- 
mer addresses to Manager Garland. 

Canney '16 will remain on the campus again 
this summer as assistant in the Library. 

Seward G. Spoor, president of the Grand Lodge 
of Theta Delta Chi, visited Eta Charge recently. 

The Alumni Associations of Androscoggin and 
Kennebec Counties held a field day at Tacoma 
Inn Saturday. 

A call has been sent out for candidates for as- 
si-^f^nt manaeer of football. Names s'lould be 
handed to Garbnd '16. 

Campbell '16 has accepted a call to become pas- 
tor of the North Deering Congregational Church 
near Portland for next year. 

Among those recently on the campus were 
Wentworth '09, Crowell '13, Leigh '14. New- 
combe '14, Russell '14, Bacon (?.i--'i6, Ashey e.v- 
'18, Morrison e.v-'l8. 

Chemistry is the most popular major chosen 
by 1916, 18 having elected it. German comes next 
with 13 and History with 12. Economics and 
German are tied for first in the choice of minors. 

The Library will be open as usual during the 
summer and several non-residents have indicated 
their intentions of studying there during the vaca- 
tion. The summer hours are from 10 to 12.30 and 
from 1.30 to 4.30. 



aiumni Department 

'56. — In his annual report President Hyde 
speaks of Mr. Galen C. Moses as follows : 

"Galen Clapp Moses died on the nineteenth day 
of April, 1915, in the eightieth year of his age. 
He graduated from Bowdoin College in 1856, and 
received the degree of A.M. in 1859. Since 1865 
he had been treasurer of the Worumbo Manufac- 
turing Company. He gave Bath its public library 
and vi'as the principal giver of the Bath Y. M. C. 
A. Building. Since 1880 he has been an Overseer 
of Bovi'doin College : since 1886 he has been on 
the finance committee of the college : and since 
1912 he has been President of the Board of Over- 
seers. He was a trustee of Bangor Theological 
Seminary ; and a member of the American Board 
of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. 

"He was a most liberal giver' to the College, the 
Seminary, Home and Foreign Missions, and a 
host of benevolences public and private. His lib- 
erality is the more remarkable in view of the fact 
that it did not spring from a natural propensity 
to give ; but had to be acquired by an arduous 
struggle to make over his nature in this respect 
in accordance with Christian principles. As citi- 
zen, churchman, alumnus, trustee, director and 
treasurer, he was public-spirited, devoted and vig- 

'59. — Dr. Alfred Mitchell died at his home in 
Brunswick on Sunday morning, June 13. Dr. 
Mitchell was born in North Yarmouth, March 17, 
1837, son of Trisham Gilman Mitchell and Eliza- 
beth Bucknam Chandler Mitchell. He fitted for 
college at Yarmouth Institute and North Yar- 
mouth Academy, received his degree of Bachelor 
of Arts in 1859, the degree of A.M. in '62 and 
LL.D. in 1907. His medical education was re- 
ceived at Portland and with Charles S. D. Fessen- 
den '48, and he graduated in 1865 from the Col- 
lege of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia 
University. After serving during a part of the 
Civil War as assistant surgeon of the Maine 
Regiment he began his service as a member of the 
faculty of the Medical School of Maine in 1869, 
when he was elected assistant professor of path- 
ology and practice of medicine. In 1873 he was 
made secretary of the Medical Faculty and pro- 
fessor of obstetrics and diseases of children and 
from 1875 to 1892 he was professor of gynecol- 
ogy. In 1897 he became lecturer on pathology 
and practice of medicine and was made a full 
professor of the subject in 1898. Since that time 
he served as professor of internal medicine and 
in 191 1 became professor emeritus. He was dean 
of the Medical School from 1898 to 191 1 when he 
retired from active service after 42 years of con- 
nection with the school. Since 1878 Dr. Mitchell 
was a consulting physician of the Maine General 
Hospital, of the Central Maine General Hospital 
at Lewiston and the Children's Hospital at Port- 
land. He was a fellow of the American Academy 
of Medicine, and in 1892-93 was president of the 
Maine Medical Association. Dr. Mitchell was a 

In 1865 he married Abbie E. Swett of Brunswick, 
who died in 1913. He is survived by two sons 
and two daughters. 

'65. — Charles Fish, for twenty-seven years prin- 
cipal of the Brunswick High School, died Tues- 
day morning, June 8, at his home in Brunswick. 
During his principalship about four hundred pu- 
pils were graduated from the school and several 
hundred more came under his influence. That 
this influence was always in favor of honesty and 
square-dealing is the unanimous testimony of his 
pupils. No misdemeanor in school aroused his 
anger except lying; thorough scholarship and in- 
tegrity of character he sought to develop in his 
pupils more by example than by precept. Modest 
and retiring to a fault, only those who came into 
close contact with him recognized the unselfish 
devotion of his whole life to the interests of the 
schools of which he was the head. 

Mr. Fish was born in Lincoln on September 2j 
1832. He was graduated from Bowdoin in 1865, 
and three years later received the degree of A.M. 
From 1866 to 1871 he was principal of Washing- 
ton Academy; from 1872 to 1875, of the Hallowell 
Classical High School; from 1875 to 1877, of Old 
Town High School; and from 1878 to 1905, of the 
Brunswick High School. 

Mr. Fish is survived by his wife ; a daughter, 
Miss Mary Fish, a teacher in the Brunswick High 
School ; and three sons, Ira L. Fish and Fred O. 
Fish, of Boston; and Ralph E. Fish, of Taunton, 

'95. — Rev. Archie G. Axtell, since September 
1910 has been Director of the Blanche Kellogg 
Institute at Santurce, Porto Rico, which was 
founded in 1899 by an American business man as 
a memorial to his daughter. Since Mr. Axtell's 
connection with it, the Institute has increased in 
size and usefulness, and now fills a large place in 
the educational, social and religious work of the 
island. It consists of a private school, which is 
the tuition department, a free department, where 
household art and domestic science are taught, a 
social settlement, and a Congregational Church 
and Sunday School. There are three buildings 
on the Institute grounds, a school building, which 
is also a home for teachers, the cost of construc- 
tion having been defrayed half by the founder 
and half by the Christian Endeavor Society, the 
Adams Chapel, and the Social Settlement House. 
Mr. Axtell has four assistants on the faculty, 
besides two teachers in commercial branches and 
one in Spanish and English. Mrs. Axtell is mat- 
ron and assists in the teaching, and the success- 
ful work of the Institute in all its departments is 
very largely due to her faithful and efficient la- 
bors. The pupils include both natives and Amer- 

Mr. Axtell expects to attend the reunion of his 
class next week. 

'12. — Edward O. Leigh of Seattle was married 
to Miss Vera O. Twist of Seattle on April 14, 
1915. Mr. Leigh is treasurer of the Leigh Lum- 
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Sunday, June 20 
The Baccalaureate Sermon by President Hyde, 
in the Congregational Church at 4 p. m. 
Monday, June 21 
The Alexander Prize Speaking in Memorial 
Hall at 8 p. m. 

Tuesday, June 22 
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 the Gymnasium at 9 p. m. 
Meeting of the Trustees in the Classical Room, 
Hubbard Hall, at 2 p. m. 

Meeting of the Overseers in the Lecture Room, 
Hubbard Hall, at 7 p. m. 

Wednesday, June 2^ 
The annual meeting of the Phi Beta Kappa 
Fraternity, Alpha of Maine, in the Alumni Room, 
Hubbard Hall, at 11 a. m. 

Baseball game, Alumni vs. Varsity, Whittier 
Field, at 11 a. m. 

Meeting of the class secretaries in the Chemi- 
cal Lecture Room, at 11.30 a. m. 

The annual meeting of the Alumni Association 
at 1.30 p. M., in the Sargent Gymnasium, pre- 
ceded by a buffet lunch at 12.30. 

Out-door presentation of "As You Like It" by 
the Masque and Gown at 4 p. m. 

Band concert, on the campus, at 7.30 p. m. 
Reception by the President and Mrs. Hyde in 
Hubbard Hall from 8 to 11 p. m. 
Thursday, June 2^ 
The Commencement Exercises of the College 
and Medical School in the Congregational Church 
at 10.30 A. M., followed by the Commencement 
Dinner in the Gymnasium. 

The Reunion Trophy, presented by David Wil- 
liam Snow, Esq., 'j2' ^"d now held by the class of 
1894, will be awarded to the class that secures the 
attendance of the largest percentage of its mem- 

President, Ellsworth A. Stone. 
Vice-President, James A. Lewis. 
Secretary-Treasurer, Clifford T. Perkins. 
Class Marshal, A. Keith Eaton. 

Opening Address, G. Arthur McWilliams. 

Closing Address, Francis P. McKenney. 

Orator, George A. Hall, Jr. 

Poet, Robert P. Coffin. 

Historian, Austin H. MacCormick. 

Chaplain, Elisha P. Cutler. 

Class Day Committee, A. Keith Eaton, chair- 
man, Gordon P. Floyd, Samuel West, Joseph C. 
MacDonald, James B. Lappin. 


President Hyde took for his subject "The 
Greater Blessedness," and his text, "Remember 
the words of the Lord Jesus, how He Himself 
said, Tt is more blessed to give than to receive,' " 
Acts 20:35. 

He spoke in part as follows : 

"The great distinction between nations, as be- 
tween men, is between those who merely seek to 
get, and those who seek to get that they may give. 
The reason why the sympathy of the world is 
with the allies rather than the Germans is because 
most of us feel that while both are seeking to get 
and hold their own, there is more of the desire 
to give the world what is for its good in the camp 
of the allies than in the camp of the Germans. 

"The great issue in the United States is not be- 
tween those who seek to get peace and those who 
seek to get power for our country; it is between 
those who seek to get either peace or power for 
our country on the one side; and on the other side 
those who, under the lead of our great President, 
seek to maintain the power necessary to do our 
part in giving the world humane warfare so long 
as war is unavoidable, and just and lasting peace 
as soon as peace is possible. The great issue in 
economics is between those who seek to get all 
they can, in any way they can; and those who,, 
either by welfare work, or profit-sharing, or arbi- 
tration, or government control, seek to give con- 
sumers good services and employes fair wages. 

"Members of the graduating class, one of your 
number in an English course struck out so fine a 
figure that at this time I cannot do better than 
give it back to you, as the parting message of the 

"His figure for the college was the Thorndike 
oak, which trusts its acorns in due time to develop 



into oaks. Precisely so the college trusts you to 
be true to type. And what is the type of Bowdoin 
College which each of you is bound to produce? 
Surely not self-seeking. Her aim has not been 
what she could get out of you for her own good ; 
but what she could put into you for your good. 
Let that be your aim in all your dealings with 
your fellowman and with the world. So shall you 
be Christian sons of this Christian college; so 
shall you enter into the greater blessedness that 
goes with just and generous giving of the best it 
is in your power to be and do." 


Mooers 'i8 won the Alexander Prize Speaking 
contest held in Memorial Hall, Monday evening. 
Eaton '17 won second place. The alternates were 
Bowdoin '17, Grant '18, Roper '18. 

The judges were Rev. Everett S. Stackpole, 
D.D., '71, Principal Charles L. Smith and Win- 
ston B. Stephens, A.M., '10. 

The speakers and their parts: 
The Admiral's Ghost, Noyes 

Erik Achorn '17 
The Army of the Potomac, Depew 

Harvey Daniel Miller '17 

The Triumph of Peace, Chapin 

Willis Richardson Sanderson '18 


War (from the Crown of Wild Olive), Ruskin 

John Bowers Matthews '18 
The Cratchits' Christmas Dinner, Dickens 

Horatio Tobey Mooers '18 
After Blenheim, Southey 

The Last Battle, Noyes 

Raymond Foster Colby '17 
For the German People, Peace with Freedom, 

New York Times, December 15, 1914 
Roland Leonard Eaton '17 
The Moral Equivalent of War (Abridged) James 

Frank Edward Phillips '17 

Fight (Abridged), , MacKaye 

Frederick William Willey '17 

Class Day Exercises 
The class poem by Robert P. Coffin voiced in a 
rare degree and in glowing words the intensity of 
youth's belief in its right to dream and in that 
"Better part, so often scorned by those 
For whom a story is a story — lo ! 
The Hurry-Folk forget youth's minstrelsy; 
Their gold-dulled eyes can never catch the glow 
Soft-shining from nymph-haunted Arcady." 



In his oration, George A. Hall, Jr., dealt with 
the two objects of the college; the primary ob- 
ject, that of pure education, and the secondary 
aspect, that of development by means of activities 
outside of the curriculum. Mr. Hall said in part : 

For a profitable consideration of this college 
world we must first look at the great evolution 
of college education in the last century. A cen- 
tury ago the equipment and principal object of a 
college was to fit a man for a particular profes- 
sion ; today it serves not only this end but a much 
broader function — to prepare the student for the 
great profession of modern life. It is in promot- 
ing this additional function of college that the ex- 
tra curriculum activities are important. So while 
the scholastic is now as before the primary object 
of college, the extra curriculum or secondary as- 
pect has become so closely connected with it, so 
important to it in the performance of its function, 
so important to the student for an all-round de- 
velopment that an ideal system is necessary for 
an ideal college. 

The presence of so many and varied activities 
is due to the cosmopolitan composition of the col- 
lege. While the wide field of activity is valuable 
to the student, it is likewise of the greatest im- 
portance to the college for it creates the great 
link between the college and the man — college 

Extra curriculum activities have become closely 
interwoven in the fabric of the modern college. 
The effective administration of undergraduate ac- 
tivity is a potent factor in the perpetuation of our 
great heritage — Bowdoin spirit. When run by a 
few they give this spirit in a comparative degree, 
when generously participated in by all they raise 
the spirit to the superlative. In college as well 
as world activity there is the greatest need for a 
higher specialization. 

Bowdoin, with its wonderful equipment, large 
faculty, wide curriculum and progressive princi- 
ples, is ideal in the primary object of college. But 
to have an ideal college whole it is necessary to 
have ideal undergraduate activity, which means 
that every man must give more to the secondary 
aspect. Men in the past and present have labored 
for Bowdoin, and they have "builded well." But 
to reach the ideal it is necessary for more, yes, 
for all, to feel, think and act in the highest degree 
with the lines of our famous song : 
"Bowdoin Beata, 

O dear Alma Mater, 

There is no fairer mother, 'neath the sun." 





In his opening- address G. Arthur McWil- 
liams extended a cordial welcome to the parents 
and friends of the Seniors and alumni of the col- 
lege and then spoke in part as follows : 

Graduated as we are from a college of liberal 
arts without specific training for a particular vo- 
cation, we are asked to supply the demand for 
practical and efificient men. Have our four years 
at Bowdoin given us the necessary qualification? 
No, a general education does not make the fin- 
ished engineer, the builder or the architect. The 
graduate from an institution such as ours does 
not take away facts to turn into money, but on the 
other hand he departs with well trained faculties 
that he can turn into anything he chooses. 

We have received a higher education from 
Bowdoin in order to have greater power to re- 
flect upon knowledge or to find motives for prog- 
ress or useful action. He who has received such 
advantages can better accomplish what he has to 
do, for his is a mind of larger interests, greater 
capacity and struggling ambitions. 

The pride and glory of Bowdoin College is not 
in the size of her classes or in their petty tradi- 
tional rivalries, but in the spirit which in later 
years brings them back at this commencement 
time to their alma mater ; not in the cost and use 
of the Art Building, but in the art that finds ex- 
pression there ; not in her business investments, 
but in the lofty views and skill of her professors. 

This is the ideal, the spirit that we need to keep 
alive, the purpose of an education. Let material 
prosperity be only contributory to this end. The 
practical will take care of itself. As long as we 
have faith in the human soul, the liberal educa- 
tion will stand out as the ideal one. It gives the 
best all around development for action, pleasure 
and knowledge. 

And classmates, as we go from these seques- 
tered halls to our places in the busy whirl of ma- 
terial progress we shall take with us a deeper sig- 
nificance and greater appreciation of life from 
the lessons we have learned among the whisper- 
ing pines of Old Bowdoin. 


The class of 1915 entered Bowdoin in the fall 
of 191 1, with members from both the city and the 
country. During Freshman year the class became 
victims to Sophomoric visitations, but managed 
to take more than its share of victories in the ath- 
letic contests between the two lower classes; a 
year later as Sophomores the members of 1915 
assumed the position of directors to the Fresh- 

men. During Junior year came the beginning of 
prominence in undergraduate activities and lead- 
ership in them, and finally, during this year, has 
come the active leadership and management of 
student affairs. Throughout its four years the 
class has taken part in athletics, studies and social 
life, and has enjoyed participation in all. And 
now has come the time to say farewell to the col- 
lege and friends from the Faculty and student 
body. "From these four years we go forth, per 
haps at last to make history, at least to write on 
the scroll of history a record of devotion to the 
ideals which have come to us within these walls. 
'Long is the road to the college-mother's side' but 
back will come to her forever the tender homage 
of her sons of 1915." 


In his closing address, Francis P. McKenney 
said in part: 

It is impossible for us here today to say fare- 
well to this campus without a feeling of sadness. 
We cannot easily express our feelings to you, for 
it is the concentration of our four years of life 
and work in this wonderful spot. The tie that 
binds us, that we detach so reluctantly today, is so 
manifold, so complex, so intricate, that one must 
needs experience it for one's self to fully appre- 
ciate it. Could I but take you with me through 
our college career — could you but see us as we 
came here, a crowd of bewildered, unsophisticated 
Freshmen, lost in a cold and hostile college world. 
Could you hear, out of the excitement, the de- 
mand, unvoiced, but none the less potent, "What 
are you going to do for Bowdoin?" For you 
have learned that here wealth and influence count 
for nothing. "A man's a man for a' that," and 
he's judged by what he does for the college. It is 
not simply the natural reluctance at leaving the 
spot that has been one's residence for four years. 
It is deep sorrow at leaving our intellectual 

As we gather here beneath this oak, planted by 
a member of the first class that ever graduated 
from Bowdoin, and beneath the boughs of which 
so many loyal men have gone out to do their work 
in the world there comes to our mind the thought 
of how like the college it is. 

Just as the mother oak puts into every acorn 
all that is necessary for the development of an- 
other strong, sturdy tree, so in us the college has 
instilled all that goes to make up a clean, inspir- 
ing, helpful character. Each one of us is a de- 
pository of the highest ideals old Bowdoin stands 
for. Wherever there are wrongs to be righted, 
(Continued on Page 94) 




Published evekv Tdesday of the C!ollegiate year by 
The BOWDOIN Publishing Company 
IN THE Interests of the Students of 



DwiGHT H. Sayward, 1916, Editor-in-Chief 

Rogers M. Crehore, 1917, Managing Editor 

J. Glenwood Winter, 1916, Alumni Editor 

Bela W. Norton, 1918, The Other Colleges 

Whitney Coombs, 1918, With The Faculty 

Robert G. Albion, 1918, On The Campus 

Edward C. Hawes, 1916 
William S. Cormack, 1917 
Donald W. Philbrick, 1917 
Frank E. Noyes, 1917 
Franklin D. MacCormick, 1918 

Contributions are requested from all undergraduates 
alumni and faculty. No anonymous contributions can 
be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions should be 
addressed to the Business Manager of the Bowdoin Pub- 
lishing Co. Subscriptions, S2.00 per year, in advance. 
Single copies, 10 cents. 


Herbert H. Foster, 1916, 
Percy F. Crane, 1917, 
Clarence H. Crosby, 1917, 

Business Manager 
Assistant Manager 
Assistant Manager 

Entered at Post-Otfice at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter 

Vol. XLV. 

JUNE 26, 1915 

No. II 

A Bouquet for the Graduates 

To the members of the graduating class we ex- 
tend our hearty congratulations for the success- 
ful completion of a four years' course at Bow- 
doin. To record the past of the class is the task 
of the historian ; to predict the future, that of the 
prophet. We are neither historic nor prophetic. 
We simply express the hope and the belief that 
Bowdoin's newest alumni will achieve the success 
that is their heritage. 

Another Pu: pn.<;e for the Union 

The attention of alumni is called to the signifi- 
cance of the Bowdoin Union from another point 

of view, — from that of the advantages which 
alumni can and will receive from the proposed 
institution. The Sargent Gymnasium — which 
will soon become the Union — is so closely asso- 
ciated with undergraduate memories of alumni 
of the past quarter century that there could be no 
better place for alumni gatherings of any kind. 
When the Union is equipped with the social and 
culinary apparatus now planned, it will be the 
ideal place for class reunions and dinners. The 
Union is not solely an undergraduate institution. 

(Continued from Page 93) 
wherever there are corrupt practices to be re- 
formed, wherever there are words of comfort to 
be said, there you will find Bowdoin men in the 
front rank of progress, blazing the way in the 
quest of the best. There, please God, will we be. 
With the best the college can offer in our veins, 
with the glorious past and equally glorious pres- 
ent of Bowdoin men in the world to spur us on, 
with loyal Bowdoin spirit in our hearts we can 
say goodbye in quiet confidence that we shall 
prove worthy of our trust. We may not achieve 
wealth, fame may withhold her laurels from us, 
power we may never have. Yet we will do our 
duty as we see it and if we hear our alma mater's 
simple "Well done, good and faithful servant," 
we shall be content. 


Class Day was brought to a successful close by 
the Senior dance in the New Gymnasium. In ad- 
dition to the Seniors and their guests, a large 
number of alumni were present. 

The Gymnasium was bedecked in the class col- 
ors, red and white serpentine paper being draped 
from a ring in the middle of the roof in a bell- 
shaped canopy to the sides. Fraternity booths 
were arranged along the sides of the big hall. 
Palms, potted plants and cut flowers were used 
for the decorations of the booths. 

The patronesses, Mrs. Charles C. Hutchins, 
Mrs. Wilmot B. Mitchell, Mrs. Charles T. Bur- 
nett, Mrs. Roscoe J. Ham, Mrs. Manton Cope- 
land, Mrs. George R. Elliott and Mrs. Lee D. Mc- 
Clean, received for half an hour before dancing 
began at 9 o'clock. Music for the order of 24 
dances was furnished by Chandler's orchestra of 
Portland. Given of Brunswick was the caterer. 

The dance orders were very attractive, being 
of German silver with the Bowdoin seal and 191 5 
on the cover. The cord used was of the class 
colors, red and white. 

Among those present were Miss Marion Corey, 
Miss Gladys Burr, Miss Marion Elwell, ,Miss 



Marion Smart, Miss Ruth Little, Miss Katherine 
Hall, Miss Edith Koon, Miss Belle Mcintosh, Mr. 
and Mrs. Philip G. Clifford, Mr. and Mrs. Walter 
B. Elwell, Mr. and Mrs. George Burnham Morrill, 
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Lee Berry, Mr. and Mrs. 
Clement F. Robinson of Portland ; Miss Mary- 
Allen, Miss Helen Snow, Miss Marjorie Strout, 
Miss Alexina Lapointe, Miss Marguerite Hutch- 
ins, Miss Isabel Forsaith, Miss Mary Elliott, Miss 
Ruth Nearing, Miss Marion Strout, Miss Ruth 
Lovell, Miss Helen Fish, Miss Lorette Lapointe, 
Miss Ellen Baxter, Miss Helen Mitchell, Miss 
Sarah Baxter, Miss Clare Ridley, Miss Yvette 
Lapointe, Miss Alfaretta Graves, Miss Lucinda 
Blaisdell, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Flint Brown, Mr. 
and Mrs. Robert K. Eaton, Dr. and Mrs. Joseph 
Stetson of Brunswick; Miss Miriam Kimball, 
Miss Carol • Percy, Miss Leonice Morse, Miss 
Pauline Hatch, Miss Millicent Clifford, Miss Dor- 
othy Nichols of Bath; Miss Edith Hopkins of 
North Haven; Miss Mildred Morrison, Mrs. 
Charles C. Morrison of Bar Harbor; Miss Fran- 
ces Eaton of Calais; Miss Eleanor Livingston, 
Miss Louise Gibbs of Bridgton; Miss Madelyn 
Plummer of Lisbon Falls; Miss Margaret Kim- 
ball of Northeast Harbor; Miss Madge Tooker 
of Cherryfield; Miss Dorothy Spinney of San- 
ford; Miss Leone Golden, Miss Ethel Haswell of 
Lewiston; Miss Ruth Morrill of Biddeford; Miss 
Iva Record of Auburn; Miss Dorothy Bird of 
Rockland; Miss Elizabeth Thaxter of Bangor; 
Miss Marguerite Lowell of Augusta; Miss Elea- 
nor Boardman, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel H. Board- 
man of Guilford; Miss Elizabeth Edwards, Miss 
Helen Lynch, Miss Mildred Johnson, Mr. and 
Mrs. Arthur H. Cole of Cambridge, Mass. ; Miss 
Grace Allen, Mrs. T. B. Allen of Salem; Miss 
Gladys West, Mrs. Sarah West of Somerville, 
Mass.; Miss Ehzabeth Marshall, Mr. and Mrs. 
Percy Brooks of Norwalk, Conn.; Miss Ruth 
Phillips of Roxbury, Mass.; Miss Lois Bodurtha 
of Westfield, Mass.; Miss Elizabeth Gibbs of 
Brookline, Mass. ; Mrs. Myron E. Bacon of Au- 
burndale, Mass.: Miss Elizabeth Eastman of 
Lowell, Mass. ; Miss Florence Dunton of Boston ; 
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Loring of Reading, Mass.; 
Miss Priscilla Magoun of Haddonfield, N. J.; 
Miss Mary Dawson of Uniontown, Pa.; Miss 
Martha Ship'.ey of Cincinnati, O.; Miss Ruth 
Chandler of Rocky Hill, Conn.; Miss Isabelle 
Piedra of Ntw York City; Miss Helen Woodbury 
of Leominster, Mass.; Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. 
Hunt of Or'inge, N. J. 

game was featured by the pitching on both teams, 
and by the batting of Clifford and throwing of 

lb po a 

The score: 




Files '08, cf, p . . . 

. 2 


Hobbs '10, p 

. I 

Clifford '11, c 

• 4 


Manter '11, 2b . . . 

• 4 


Stanwood '08, ib . 

• 3 


Means '12, p, cf . . 

. 2 


Smith '12, If 

. I 

Lawliss '11, rf . . . 

• 3 

Hodgson '06, 3b . . 

• ,3 

White '05, ss 

• 3 


26 7 7 21 II 4, 


ab r lb po a e 

Phillips, If 3 I 2 0' 

Chapman, 3b 4 o o i i i 

Eaton, lb 3 8 i 

Bradford, c 2 o 6 2 o 

Kuhn, 2b 3 o i I o o- 

Dyar, rf 2 o i I i i 

Woodcock, p I o o 2 o 

Dodge, p 2 o o I 

Coxe, ss 3 o I I r 

Allen, cf 2 I o o o- 

25 2 _ 4 18 7 5 
Two base hit, Clifford. First base on balls, oif 
Means i, off Hobbs i, off Dodge 4. Struck out, 
by Means 5, by Dodge 5, by Woodcock i. Stolen 
bases, Manter, Phillips (2), Chapman, Eaton, 
Dodge. Wild pitch. Means. Time, i hr., 15 min. 
Umpire, Coogan. 


At II o';lock Wednesday morning the Alumni 
defeated tt e Varsity 7 to 2 at Whittier Field. The 


At the meeting of the Alumni Associ.ation the 
following officers were elected for three years : 

President— K. C. M. Sills '01. 

Vice-President — A. Sanford 'y6. 

Secretary-Treasurer — G. G. Wilder '04. 

Committee on Pray Prize — A. F. Moulton '73, 
A. W. Tolman '88 and L. P. Libby '99. 

Members of Athletic Council — C. T. Hawes '76, 
F. C. Payson '76, G. C. Purington '04, D. White 
05 and B. Potter '78. 

The constitution given in the Orient recently 
was adopted with some slight changes. 

A lengthy discussion ensued relative to an ath- 
letic director. It was moved that the sense of the 
meeting be that an athletic director is desirable, 
but the motion was lost. It was moved that the 



Boards of Trustees and Overseers be requested 
to consider the advisability of securing an ath- 
letic director. 


About forty classes were represented at the or- 
ganization meeting of the class secretaries held 
Wednesday morning in the Searles Science 
Building. The classes represented ranged from 
1861 to 1915. The officers elected: 

President — J. C. Minott '96. 

Vice-President — H. S. Chapman '91. 

Secretary-Treasurer — F. L. Pennell '08. 


At the annual meeting of the Phi Beta Kappa 
fraternity, Alpha of Maine, Wednesday morn- 
ing, the following officers were elected: 

President — Dr. F. H. Gerrish '66. 

Vice-President — Professor F. E. Woodruff. 

Secretary-Treasurer — Professor G. T. Files 

Literary Committee— S. V. Cole '74, M. P. 
Cram '04, C. P. Cutler '81, H. S. Chapman '91, P. 
■G. Clifford '03. 

Dr. Gerrish takes the position as president left 
vacant by the death of General Thomas Hamlin 

The literary committee were chosen to prepare 
a banquet to be held soon for all the Phi Beta 
Kappa men in Maine. 

The men initiated were: R. E. Bodurtha '15, 
E. C. Cooley '15, E. R. Elwell '15, J. R. Hamel 
'15, J. A. Lewis 'IS, J. L. Baxter '16, J. A. Dunn 
'16! G. W. Leadbetter '16, J. G. Winter '16. 

The men from 191 5 initiated last year were R. 
P. Coffin, A. H. MacCormick, F. P. McKenney 
and C. T. Perkins. 

Yesterday afternoon the Masque and Gown 
presented Shakespeare's "As You Like It" on the 
Art Building steps. The play was given under 
the personal direction of Mrs. Arthur F. Brown, 
assisted by Professor Elliott. The play was un- 
fortunately ibroken up, when about half-way 
through, by a shower. The cast : 

The Duke Noble |i6 

Duke Frederick Mooers 18 

Amiens Thomas '18 

Jacques Tackaberry '15 

Le Beau Achorn 'p 

Qjiygr Berryman '18 

Orlando • Gray '18 

Adam Willey'17 

Charles Ireland '16 

William Maguire '17 

Touchstone Joyce '18 

Sylvius Smith '15 

Corin Pettingill '16 

Jacques de Bois Rickard '17 

Foresters West '15, McQuillan '18 

Rosalind Churchill '16 

Celia Melloon '15 

Phoebe King '17 


Wednesday evening in Hubbard Hall the Presi- 
dent held a reception from 8 to 11. In the receiv- 
ing line were President and Mrs. Hyde, Dr. and 
Mrs. Burnett and Dr. and Mrs. Copeland. 

Commencement Exercises 



"The reign of fancy is the reign of truth," says 
the born-dreamer, Maurice Maeterlinck. In this 
feverish age, however, when men are beginning 
to make telling scores in their age-old struggle to 
conquer space, matter and time, we are apt, un- 
fortunately, to seek truth in test-tubes and dyna- 
mos wholly rather than in the imagination. We 
have gotten well on towards the heat of the day 
and dreams, however pleasant they were with the 
dew still on the grass, we seem ashamed of at 
high noon. The beehive of our modern world 
glows fervid with action and dreamers, we think, 
are drones. Yet dreamers have the way of hap- 
pening upon the things of abiding value ; there 
was never a time before when we stood so in need 
of them. Our realism is becoming fantastic and 
our very clearness obscure ; we have lost our way 
in the cities of our own making, we no longer see 
the stars. 

At such a time, a weaver or romance like the 
Belgian Maeterlinck is most refreshing and help- 
ful. Yet Maeterlinck is no old-world dreamer 
sitting aloof from the abodes of men. He is 
keenly alive to his age, he has made a science of 
the beautiful and the fanciful. The ultimate truth 
which he has found is this : the human soul is the 
supreme reality ; upon this Maeterlinck has reared 
his, the Poetic Philosophy. 

So we may follow Maeterlinck, the prophet of 
the Sovereign Soul, as he goes up on his way 
through the valley of fancy towards the heights 
of true vision. So we can shut the brazen gates 
of the City of Fear behind us, casting off the age- 
old fetters of necessity and go forth building out 
of the blind, unconscious chaos of nature and in 



the face of the phantom death our world of sun- 
shine and flowers, of laughter and song. And 
somewhere, up the vanishing highway of our own 
making, we may come into the seven-portaled 
garden of eternal peace, and see, down the vistaed 
arches, flitting in the opalescent light, the blue 
birds of happiness that live in this garden of 




Human advancement must, in the future, de- 
pend on nature as well as nurture. Up to the 
present the world has considered almost exclu- 
sively the influence of environment, it being 
thought that through the development of the in- 
dividual by education, better surroundings and a 
higher standard of living permanent improvement 
of the race would be effected. Since it has been 
proved that nurture cannot permanently improve 
the inherent qualities of the species homo sapiens, 
there is nothing left but nature. Of old, man ob- 
served that like begets like, but aside from noting 
this general trend of heredity little definite was 
known. For centuries animal breeders worked 
on this assumption with striking results, but the 
lesson that man himself might be subject to such 
improvement was lost. 

In the light of heredity modern conditions are 
significant. The elimination of the totally unfit 
would be a comparatively simple matter by segre- 
gation and by other methods known to the medi- 
cal profession. As to how the fit may be improved 
the answer lies with the people themselves. Pub- 
lic opinion, stimulated by scientific research, must 
be aroused and finally incorporated in appropriate 
legislation. Clearly it is the duty of every intelli- 
gent man who has any love of humanity or of 
country to acquaint himself with the fundamen- 
tals underlying the subject of race betterment and 
to help in the solution of its problems. Let it be 
remembered, the noblest heritage that can be left 
future generations is the right to be well born. 



The test of the greatness which each nation 
seeks is service and the greatest services have 
been rendered by the smallest nations. This 
dream of international idealism is not an idle one. 
National deeds of altruism are not wanting. The 
United States has dealt fairly with foreign na- 
tions; in the present war we have rendered ma- 

terial aid to the unfortunate nations of Belgium 
and Servia. 

Because of this tradition of fair dealing which 
we have developed a peculiar obligation rests 
upon us ; in the reconstruction of political and 
moral ideals that must follow this war the older 
nations will look to us to take the lead. "There 
is a glory to win, but not the glory of national ag- 
grandizement, but the glory of leading the na- 
tions to a recognition of the true patriotism — the 
international patriotism that takes account the 
good of all and so the good of each. This is the 
true patriotism and dark as the immediate future 
looks the truth will triumph." 



The people of the United States, proud of the 
freedom which is in the very air we breathe, are 
just coming out of a black night of medievalism 
and barbarism. For decades we have tolerated 
an inhuman and antiquated prison system, an un- 
enlightened and unchristian treatment of the 
criminal, and a primeval penal code founded on 
the principle of retribution. * * * In the name of 
the laws of Man, we have broken the laws of God, 
placing our captives in what is a veritable slav- 
ery, heaping on them disease, debasement and 
degradation, and turning them away at last dis- 
honored, helpless, and hopeless. * * * Yet after 
the black night of medievalism there is coming 
the light of a new day. * * * A new penalogy 
has come, which rejects the stone fortress type of 
prison for the prison farm or the well equipped 
industrial establishment, substituting light for 
darkness, health for disease, uplift for repression. 
* * * The light of the new day is growing 
brighter but there are sections of our land which 
it has scarcely touched as yet. Here in Maine we 
cannot refuse to face the fact that we are woe- 
fully and inexcusably behind the times in our 
treatment of the criminal and of the incipient 
criminal. * * * The criminal cries, by the God- 
given right to redemption, for just and humane 
treatment and for reform of the conditions which 
crush and destroy manhood already pitifully 
weak. How long shall we deny him answer? How 
long before we shall see the light of the new day 
and throw the overwhelming force of public opin- 
ion on the side of right and justice? 



The half of one day, and that from seven in 


the evening to seven in the morning, Belgium re- 
ceived in the German ultimatum to make the most 
sudden and most momentous decision of her na- 
tional existence. That the Kaiser's demand was 
so sudden and unexpected was due to Belgium's 
peculiar status among European nations. From 
the "battlefield of Europe" she had come to be a 
neutral nation. Out of the clear sky, which the 
nations of Europe had spread over her to protect 
her peace and her prosperity, came this thunder- 
bolt of international deceit. Into the scale went 
her economic and commercial interests ; the free- 
dom from the enormous loss of life and property 
which goes hand and hand with all war. 

But the other scale? Into this scale went all 
the dictates of her honor, her faith, her soul. As 
sudden and swift as this supreme alternative was 
thrust upon her, even so sudden and swift came 
her reply. To Germany Belgium made the great 
refusal. The series of alternate triumphs and re- 
verses that have come to her are fresh in our 
minds. Of greater significance for the moment is 
the death that has come to industry and commerce 
plunging a whole nation into unemployment and 
fast following starvation. What have others 
gained through this infinite and unutterable sac- 

France and England have much for which to 
be grateful to the seven millions of sufferers— 
but the world's chief debt to Belgium is in terms 
of Christianity, as an example of heroic self-sac- 
rifice. She was defending her God — the God of 
Christendom — a god of right and justice, not of 
might and force. 

How can we pay this world's debt? We can 
best recognize our debt — who kneel before the 
burning, bloody shrine on which Belgium has of- 
fered up her life, with gratitude, thanksgiving 
and prayer that shall breed good deeds, honor and 
justice for all mankind. 


Master of Arts. 

David William Snow '73. Able and effective 
lawyer, public-spirited citizen, loyal son and 
friend of the college. 

Marshall Wheelock Davis '74- Thorough 
scholar; stimulating teacher; instructor in lan- 
guages in the Roxbury Latin School. 

Charles Clark Willoughby. A self-taught 
scientist who has become an authority among 
teachers of science; Director of the Peabody 
Museum at Cambridge. 
Doctor of Divinity. 

Edward Newman Packard '62. Faithful Chris- 
tian minister in city and country; worthy repre- 

sentative of an honored Bowdoin family ; devoted 
Overseer of the college. 

Chauncey William Goodrich. Gracious inter- 
preter in precept and personality of the mind and 
heart of Christ ; Minister of the First Parish 


Sunima cum, laude — Robert Peter Coffin. 

Magna cum laude — Clifford Thompson Perkins. 

Cum laude — Robert Ellsworth Bodurtha, El- 
mer Carroll Cooley, George Linsley Cristy, Ed- 
ward Richardson Elwell, Gordon Pierce Floyd, 
John Ralph Hamel, James Abram Lewis, Austin 
Harbutt MacCormick, Joseph Cony MacDonald, 
Francis Paul McKenney, Kenneth Elmer Ramsay, 
George Worcester Ricker, George Henry Talbot, 
John Wesley Threlfall. 


Azvarded the Degree of Bachelor of Arts 
Brainerd Lucas Adams 
Hebron Mayhew Adams 
William Aitchison 
Harry Everett Allen 
Elden Hiram Austin 
George William Bacon 
Thomas Bruce Bitler 
Robert Ellsworth Bodurtha 
Clarence Arthur Brown 
Philip Livingstone Card 
Harry Murray Chatto 
Robert Peter Coffin 
Elmer Carroll Cooley 
Warren Crosby Coombs 
Fred Walter Cox 
George Linley Cristy 
Elisha Pomeroy Cutler 
Paul Douglas Demmons 
Leon French Dow 
Robert Manson Dunton 
Edward Richardson Elwell 
Robert Joseph Evans 
William Haskell Farrar 
Joseph Coombs Fessenden 
George Albert Hall, Jr. 
John Ralph Hamel 
Maynard Albert Hastings 
Otto Rockefeller Folsom-Jones 
William Owen Keegan 
Frank Earle Knowlton 
Paul Joseph Koughan 
Maynard Henderson Kuhn 
James Blaine Lappin 
William Towle Livingston 
Kimball Atherton Loring 
Austin Harbutt MacCormick 



Joseph Cony MacDonald 

Francis Wood McCargo 

Francis Paul McKenney 

Max Verne McKinnon 

George Arthur McWilhams 

Daniel Maurice Mannix 

Stanvvood Alexander Melcher 

Ralph Reid Melloon 

Dana Kinsman Merrill 

Ivan Colson Merrill 

Charles Carr Morrison, Jr. 

Manning Cole Moulton 

Clifford Thompson Perkins 

Philip Webb Porritt 

Harold Milton Prescott 

Kenneth Elmer Ramsay 

Gordon Dana Richardson 

Frank Stanwood Roberts 

Clarence Eugene Robinson 

Daniel Wilson Rodick 

Charles Talbot Rogers 

John Fox Rollins 

Ellsworth Allen Stone 

Alvah Booker Stetson 

William George Tackaberry 

George Henry Talbot 

John Wesley Threlfall 

Harold Everett Verrill 

Samuel West 

Paul Llewellyn Wing 

Vernon Pierce Woodbury 

James Preble Wright 
Awarded the Degree of Bachelor of Science 

Roger Kimball Eastman 

Albion Keith Eaton 

Gordon Pierce Floyd 

Arthur Griffin Hildreth 

Herbert Alton Lewis 

James Abram Lewis 

George Worcester Ricker 

Philip Sidney Smith 
Awarded the Degree of Doctor of Medicine 

Elton Randolph Blaisdell 

Frank Laforest Collins 

Carl George Dennett 

Francis Sherman Echols 

Isaac Louis Gordon 

Carl Dinsmore Gray 

Herbert Francis Hale, A.B. 

Holland George Hambleton 

Eugene Leslie Hutchins 

Linwood Hill Johnson 

Charles Wesley Kinghorn 

Herbert Luther Lombard, A.B. 

Burleigh Burton Mansfield 

William John O'Connor 

Julius Calvin Oram, A.B. 

Arthur Hale Parcher, A.B. 
Nahum Roy Pillsbury 
Robert Cole Pletts 
Frank Arthur Smith, A.B. 
George Alton Tibbetts, A.B. 
Allan Woodcock, A.B. 


Charles Carroll Everett Scholarship : 

Austin Harbutt MacCormick '15 
Henry IV. Longfellow Graduate Scholarship : 

Robert Peter Coffin '15 
David Sczvall Premium: 

Horatio Tobey Mooers '18 
Class of 1868 Prise: 

Austin Harbutt MacCormick '15 
Smyth Mathematical Prise: 

Noel Charlton Little '17 
Seivall Greek Prize: 

Theodore Burgess Fobes '17 
Sewall Latin Prise: 

James Churchill Oliver '17 
Goodivin Commencement Prise: 

Robert Peter Coffin "15 
Pray English Prise: 

Robert Peter Coffin '15 
Goodivin French Prise: 

Robert Greenhalgh Albion '18 
George Stuart DeMott '18 
Noyes Political Economy Prise : 

Abraham Seth Shwartz '16 

Brozvii Composition Prises: 


Austin Harbutt MacCormick '15 


Alvah Booker Stetson '15 

Class of 1825 Prise in American History: 

George Worcester Ricker '15 
Bradbury Debating Prises: 

First Prizes : 
Arthur Burton Chapman '17 
Francis Paul McKenney '15 
George Henry Talbot '15 

Second Prizes : 
Alfred Charles Kinsey '16 
Bela Winslow Norton '18 
William George Tackaberry '15 
Hazvthorne Prise : 

Robert Peter Coffin '15 
Alexander Prise Speaking: 
Horatio Tobey Mooers '18 

Second : 
Roland Leonard Eaton '17 
Philo Sherman Bennett Prise: 
No award 


Almon Goodwin Prise: 

John Glenwood Winter 'l6 
Highland Lockivood Fairbanks Prises for Excel- 
lence in Debating: 

First Semester : 
William George Tackaberry '15 

Second Semester : 
Eudore Alphonse Drapeau '16 
Highland Lockivood Fairbanks Prises for Excel- 
lence in Public Speaking: 
First : 
John Bower Matthews '18 

Second : 
Horatio Tobey Mooers '18 
Broivn Memorial Scholarships: 

Edward Richardson Elwell 
Abraham Seth Shwartz '16 
Theodore Burgess Fobes '17 
Robert Greenhalgh Albion '18 

custom of having many class speakers to having 
men speak from the classes holding 50th, 25th and 
loth anniversaries. 



Following the Commencement exercises the 
Commencement Dinner was held in the New 
Gymnasium. In opening the speaking President 
Hyde called attention to the fact that this was the 
75th commencement anniversary of Edward 
Robie. The Snow Trophy, President Hyde an- 
nounced, given to the class with the highest per 
cent, attendance, was won by the class of 1890, 
holding its 25th reunion. The class of 1890 had a 
percentage of 71.4; the class of 1875, 68.9. 

Another announcement of interest made by 
President Hyde was the fact that the Bowdoin 
Union is an assured affair. The requests made of 
the alumni had been for $5000 with which to 
change the Sargent Gymnasium into a union, but 
already $5,860 has been pledged. 

President Hyde spoke of the work that Profes- 
sor Johnson has contributed to literature with his 
translation of Dante, and the long service of 
thirty years on the Faculty of Professor Hutchins. 

Mr. W. J. Curtis "75 in speaking paid beautiful 
tributes to the late General Hubbard and to Presi- 
cent Hyde. 

Other speakers were former Governor H. B. 
Quinby '69, H. W. Swasey '65, G. B. Chandler 
'90. Professor S. P. Chase 05 of Union College, 
G. C. Wheeler '01 of the Alumni Council, Dr. A. 
S. Thayer '86, Dean of the Medical School, and 
L. Howe '70 of the New York Alumni Associa- 

In speaking for his class Mr. Chandler said that 
owing to the close competition for the Snow 
Trophy his class thought that the class of 1875 
had really won it and that the class of 1890 there- 
fore relinquished all claim upon the cup. 

A chancre was made thi.? y&ar from the usual 


The following sonnet, written by Professor 
Johnson in memory of the late General Hubbard, 
was read by President Hyde at the Commence- 
ment Dinner : 

''Through reason hold it as a futile thing 
To strive to compass in a moment's phrase 
The life of stainless honor we would praise, 
The homage due the virtues of a king; 
The simple garland from one woodland way, 
To crown the pure brow of his earthly days, 
And say farewell, an instant lingering. 
We saw him stand, the smile, the dovncast eyes, 
That could not check the plaudits he had earned 
And love and duty would not leave unpaid; 
We heard his modest lips adjudge the prize 
Of worth to others, but our thoughts returned 
To him, the nobleman that God had made." 

June, 1915 

No. of Total 
Men. Grades. 

Bowdoin Club 37 523 

Theta Deha Chi 28 389 

Beta Chi 17 231 

Kappa Sigma 36 487-5 

Beta Theta Pi 37-5 497 

Delta Upsilon 39 513.5 

Zeta Psi 34 429-5 

Alpha Delta Phi 30 373.5 

Delta Kappa Epsilon 37 445-5 

Non-Fraternity 32 364 

Psi Upsilon 2y 292 

By Classes 

No. of Total 

191 5 Men. Grades. 

Non-Fraternity 4 68 

Theta Delta Chi 6 96 

Delta Upsilon 7 no 

Beta Theta Pi 12.5 193 

Zeta Psi 8 114 

Bowdoin Club 6 80 

Psi Upsilon 3 40 

Alpha Delta Phi 7 92 

Kappa Sigma 9 116 

Delta Kappa Epsilon 7 88 


Beta Chi 4 72 

Theta Delta Chi 5 76 

Beta Theta Pi 7 106 

Delta Kappa Epsilon.... 11 161 







Delta Upsilon lo 142 14.200 

Bowdoin Club 7 98 14.000 

Alpha Delta Phi 8 109 13-625 

Kappa Sigma 8 103 12.875 

Non-Fraternity 3 38 12.667 

Zeta Psi 9 102.5 11.389 

Psi Upsilon 9 96 10.667 


Theta Delta Chi 5 82.5 16.500 

Bowdoin Club 9 142 15-778 

Non-Fraternity 5 75 15.000 

Kappa Sigma 9 i3i-5 14.611 

Beta Chi 4 54.5 13.625 

Zeta Psi 8 106 13-250 

Alpha Deha Phi 7 89.5 12.786 

Psi Upsilon 4 50 12.500 

Delta Kappa Epsilon. .. . 13 160 12.308 

Delta Upsilon 11 123 11. 182 

Beta Theta Pi 9 100 ii.iii 


Kappa Sigma 10 137 13.700 

Bowdoin Club 15 203 13.533 

Delta Upsilon 11 138.5 12.591 

Zeta Psi 9 107 11.889 

Beta Chi 9 104.5 11-611 

Theta Delta Chi 12 134-5 11.208 

Beta Theta Pi 9 98 10.889 

Alpha Delta Phi 8 83 10.375 

Psi Upsilon II 106 9.636 

Non-Fraternity 20 183 9-150 

Delta Kappa Epsilon 6 36.5 6.083 

Robert Peter Coffin '15 
John Wesley Threlfafl '15 
Herbert Henry Foster '16 
Boyd Wheeler Bartlett '17 
Theodore Burgess Fobes '17 
James Churchill Oliver '17 


At the meeting of the Board of Managers held 
June 16, the reports of managers for the past 
year were made and appropriations for the va- 
rious activities during the coming year were vot- 
ed. The reports of the managers showed deficits 
aggregating $775.11. The prospects for next year 
with regard to the Blanket Tax were discussed, 
and it was voted to make appropriations on esti- 
mated receipts of $4,857.50, which is more than 
was collected this year. The Board made this es- 
timate in the belief that the student body can be 
stirred up to a better support of the Blanket Tax. 
Appropriations were then voted as follows : 
Football, $1400; Baseball, $1100; Track, $1100; 
Tennis, $175; Fencing, $175; Bowdoin Publishing 
Co., $300; Y.M.C.A., $187.50; Debating, $185; 

Band, $185; Student Council, $50; total, $4857.50. 
The Board wishes to state that in every case the 
appropriations were as conservative as possible 
and that those activities which receive an increase 
over last year do so because of extra expenses in 
the coming year. Herbert H. Foster '16 was 
elected assistant treasurer and Hugh M. Hescock 
'16, secretary for the ensuing year. 

P. VV. Meserve '11, Chemistry; R. D. Evans, 
Physics; VV. E. Milne, Mathematics; T. C. Van 
Cleve, History. For 1916-17, A. H. MacCor- 
mick '15, English. 


M. S. Holway, '82, Augusta; W. M. Emery, 
'87, Fall River, Mass. ; J. E. Chapman, '77, 
Brunswick; P. G. Clifford, '03, Portland. Hon. 
Clarence Hale, '69 was elected president, and 
D. S. Alexander, ' 70 vice-president. 

W. J. Curtis, '75, an Overseer, was elected 
to the Board of Trustees. 

i)n tije Campus 

Philip Dana Stubbs '95 was marshal of the 
Commencement parade. 

The engagement of Miss Margaret Swett of 
Brunswick to Robert E. Bodurtha '15 was an- 
nounced during Commencement week. 

Last week Leland Stanford McElwee '16 was 
elected captain of the 1916 baseball team. Mc- 
Elwee has played on the Varsity for three years. 

At a recent meeting of the Ibis, Dunn, Fuller, 
Irving, Sayward and White were initiated from 
1916. The retiring members of the Ibis are El- 
well, Hall, MacCormick, McKenney and McWil- 

Among alumni from distant lands whose names 
are on the register this week are C. R. Bennett 
'07 of Hong Kong, John B. Hanrahan '10 and 
Daniel John Ready '10 of the Philippines and 
Arthur C. Shorey '04 of Manila. 

The class of 1910, holding its fifth reunion, ap- 
peared in sailor uniforms of white with the nu- 
merals "B-io" on their caps. Wednesday morn- 
ing they appeared on the campus aboard the good 
submarine "B-io" and led by the Cabot Fife and 
Drum Corps performed various naval evolutions, 
attacking Whittier Field where the Alumni-Var- 
sity ball game was holding forth. Sumner Ed- 
wards captained the strange craft and John L. 
Crosby was chief officer. 


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NO. 12 


President Hyde's Address 
Four great qualities happily united won for 
George Little our admiration and affection. De- 
scended from a family of successful business 
men, he was conscientious. Whatever he under- 
took was done, and whatever was done by him 
was done thoroughly and well. One of the great 
delights of college work is the absolute freedom 
of method and time which it involves, the only 
enforced responsibility being for results. Yet so 
conscientious was Dr. Little that he kept strict 
account, not merely of the months and weeks, but 
of the hours he gave to his library work; thus en- 
forcing upon himself a minute and detailed re- 
sponsibility no one would ever have dreamed of 
requiring of him. His catalogues and bulletins 

are monuments of the painstaking thoroughness 
with which he filled the arduous office of Secre- 
tary of the Alumni. The church will never cease 
to owe a debt of gratitude for his years of de- 
voted service as its clerk. 

He both inherited and developed generosity; 
not only the generosity that gives the compara- 
tively indifferent surplus, but the generosity that 
gives at cost and sacrifice of things highly valued 
and desired for himself and those dear to him : 
not merely generosity in money, but in time, 
thought, strength and sympathy. My last inti- 
mate association with him was in a philanthropic 
work in which I sought his cooperation and coun- 
sel. Although, as I know now, he was at the time 
suffering from a fatal illness, he entered eagerly 
into the project, giving days and nights to in- 
quiries, plans and negotiations with the result 
that at very slight financial cost to the benefac- 
tors he rendered not only a very substantial ma- 
terial service to the beneficiaries, but added to 
their enterprise, resourcefulness and self-respect. 
He gave his business sagacity, his sympathy, his 
friendliness, together with his gift, thus adding 
ten fold to its value. 

He was individual and cared for individuals 
and details. Like Professor Packard before him, 
he not merely by name and face, but by class and 
achievement, knew the graduates of the college. 
He followed each one's career with an almost 
parental fondness and appreciation : thus being 
in himself a personal embodiment of their Alma 
Mater's affection for her sons. Each item of 
usefulness and honor was carefully culled and 
filed; and his last work was the almost complete 
catalogue of those who have been students of the 
college without remaining to graduate — a most 
laborious and discouraging task: yet which his 
enthusiasm and industry has brought within 
reach of a successful issue. 

I first met Dr. Little in 1882, three years before 
coming to Bowdoin. I was preaching one Sunday 
in the High Street Church at Auburn; and re- 
member well with what appreciation the people 
of that church spoke of the willingness of this 
young Bowdoin instructor to come back to his 
home church and teach his class in Sunday 
School every Sabbath. The same devotion that 



later bound him to the college and college church 
was manifested in loyalty to the community and 
church of his childhood. 

Such devotion to individuals and details of 
course runs the risk of sometimes missing the 
sense of proportion, and sacrificing the greater to 
the less. From serious error of this sort he was 
saved by the greatest of all devotions — the last 
■quality of which I shall speak. He was reverent. 
He loved things bigger than himself: and these 
he found on the material side in the mountains: 
■on the spiritual side in God. He was a skilful 
and daring mountaineer ; with mountains as far 
apart and different as Mt. Lefroy in British Co- 
lumbia and Mt. Sinai to his credit. On their 
"cold, bald summits, turbaned with clouds," he 
found peace, freedom, victory. 

The same reverent spirit made him love to 
climb the spiritual heights, and to be alone with 
God. Strength for toil, patience for trial, inspi- 
ration for service, he sought and gained on the 
spiritual peaks of prayer and meditation : and the 
study of God's Word. 

These are not all his qualities : there were 
other sides to his nature, other lines of his affec- 
tion and interest, I forbear to explore : his love of 
family and ancestry ; his fondness for good books 
and travel ; his interest in temperance and kin- 
dred reforms. 

But these four taken together, conscientious- 
ness and generosity, individuality and piety, form 
a character we shall all cherish in grateful re- 
membrance. Others will fill his place and do his 
Avork; for no man's work is essential. But the 
man he was and is shall endure longer than the 
great library he planned and the old college he 
loved: eternal as the God he reverently wor- 
shipped; and the Christ he lovingly served. 

By Rev. C. W. Goodrich, D.D. 

After speaking of the repugnance which Dr. 
Little would himself have felt toward any ex- 
tended eulogy and of the impossibility at such a 
•moment of saying anything adequate regarding 
his official activities in connection with the Col- 
lege or the more intimate life of the home. Dr. 
Goodrich emphasized briefly a few outstanding 
characteristics which all who at all knew Dr. Lit- 
tle must remember with gratitude and inspiration. 

There was first his saintliness. Dr. Little was 
an example of modern sainthood. The elder 
saints of the desert cell or the city cloister, apart 
from the stronger currents of life, achieved some- 
thing far easier and less significant than the mod- 
ern saint. In the midst of our intricate and dis- 
tracting life, in the midst of straining responsi- 

bilities and cares, in the midst of allurements to 
esteem unduly the things that are seen, but tran- 
sitory, — in the midst of all these, yet to keep 
touch with God, to manifest the inner strength of 
a heaven-fed spirit, to breathe the atmosphere of 
eternity, that is modern sainthood and that was 
Dr. Little's distinction. He walked with .God. 
Like his Master he was at home in two worlds. 
And how naturally we think of him at this hour 
in the Eternal Presence. For his sake we shall 
take on our lips with new meaning that great 
hymn, — 
For all Thy saints who from their labors rest, 
Who Thee by faith before the world confessed. 
Thy name, O Jesus, be forever blessed ; 
We remember also his courage. His was a 
knightly loyalty to any cause to which he was 
committed. Compliant always to an unusual de- 
gree in anything which concerned his own com- 
fort or his own advantage, he stood with granitic 
firmness wherever he felt that a principle was in- 

And lately we have been especially impressed 
by the superb courage of his fight against grow- 
ing bodily weakness. With unconquerable spirit, 
he met every duty, when in the judgment of all 
his friends he was too ill for any task. To him 
belongs the reward of the overcoming spirit, — 
"Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the 
temple of my God and he shall go no more out." 
As we think of him in the Eternal Presence 
with such naturalness because of his sainthood 
here, so we think of him also (in the language of 
symbol), a pillar in the eternal temple, because 
he was that in the Church of Christ on earth. 
Every pastor with whom he was associated and 
every member of the church, so situated as to ap- 
preciate clearly the central elements of its life, 
would join with me in witnessing to his sustain- 
ing and supporting influence at every point. 
Everywhere we leaned on him and he never 
failed. He was eminent among those rare souls 
who in Christian service are like the jewels in 
the watch, seeking no display; but bearing unob- 
served the heaviest thrust of the faithful move- 
ment of the piece. 

We cannot fail to recall also the attractiveness 
of his spirit. For each in the community there is 
usually a group who especially understand him 
and especially love him ; but here was one whom 
all understood and all loved. As in making my 
first acquaintance with the parish, I came to know 
those of different circumstances, different inter- 
ests, different temperaments, I was impressed by 
the attitude toward Dr. Little of those of all types 
and all conditions. How often it was said to me, 



-^"Everyone loves Dr. Little !" Such regard he 
never sought. We cannot imagine him as guided 
by the prudential thought, — "A man to have 
friends must show himself friendly." He loved 
men with a great spontaneousness and therefore 
he drew them to him with a magnet-like attrac- 
tion. "Love is of God and he that loveth is born 
of God." "And now abideth faith, hope, love, 
these three ; but the greatest of these is love." 

At the summer home from which I have just 
come, one looks across one of the lovlier of the 
New England lakes, through a gateway of hills, 
to Chocorua Mountain. Often these past weeks, 
in looking toward that characteristic summit, I 
have thought of Dr. Little, partly because he was 
a lover of all mountains, but especially because, 
less than two months ago, he made the ascent of 
this peak and told me afterward of his peculiar 
enjoyment of the climb and of the view. Born 
alpinist that he was, he ever loved the heights, 
with their purer air, their wider outlook, their 
approach to the arching blue. And this taste of 
Dr. Little's for the uplands was but an outward 
symbol of his soul's love for the lofty things of 
the spirit. He loved the fine, the high, the aspir- 
ing. As treading the highlands of earth, one 
seems somehow nearer the heavens, so abiding in 
the high places of the spirit, it was for him but a 
step into the eternal world. And thus, only a 
day or two ago, while as ever on the uplands, "he 
was not, for God took him." 

In the death of George Thomas Little, Bovvdoin 
College loses one of the most devoted and faith- 
ful in her long list of loyal sons. 

Returning to the college five years after his 
graduation as instructor in Latin he was, one 
year later, made Professor of Latin and acting 
librarian. Resigning this professorship the next 
year, he was given full charge of the library with 
some added duties in the department of rhetoric, 
and since 1889 he had given all his time to the 

Thus for thirty years the Bowdoin library had 
been the labor and the joy of his life. He had 
seen it grow, under his careful and liberal guid- 
ance, from a library of 34,000 volumes to one of 
110,000, and he had seen its usefulness to the 
student and to the scholar increase ten fold. 
Library methods had been not merely developed 
but revolutionized, until today the library stands 
as the basis of the entire work of the college, its 
rich resources made intimately available in every 
department of study or research. And midway 
in his administration, through the munificence of 

one of Bowdoin's most devoted alumni, he had 
seen his beloved library enshrined in a sumptu- 
ous, fireproof building, responding in every detail 
to the demands of modern library management. 

In this necessarily brief announcement there 
can be no attempt at an adequate review of the 
great work accomplished by Dr. Little, and the 
solidity of its results. That will be done later, 
and by official spokesmen for the College. But 
the great library, in its beautiful building, stands 
as the visible embodiment of the tireless, devoted, 
unselfish labor of a lifetime in the service of his 
alma mater. 

To the class of '■]■] his loss is irreparable. In 
season and out, he was unceasing in his endeav- 
ors to be of use to the boys of 'yj — to the individ- 
ual members and to the class as a unit. No rec- 
ords could have been more accurate, or kept with 
more loving care, than his records of 'yj. Three 
years ago his house was placed absolutely at the 
disposition of the class throughout commence- 
ment week, and we were entertained with a com- 
plete and generous hospitality that none can for- 
get. From the day of our graduation and for 
more than thirty-eight years, he was the Presi- 
dent of the class of 'yj — first by election, then by 
re-election, and finally by unanimous recognition 
of the eternal fitness of things. We have never 
had any other President. But while he was the 
most efficient and faithful of class presidents, 
such were his modesty and self-effacement that 
we never thought of George as president of any- 
thing except our hearts and our affections. 

We men of 'yy will hold him in loving remem- 
brance so long as one of us shall survive. 

Class of 'yy. 


The first football rally of the year, held last 
Friday night in Memorial Hall, was attended by a 
large number of enthusiastic students. Trainer 
Magee, Captain Leadbetter, Coach Campbell and 
Manager Garland '16 spoke. Dunn '16 presided 
and the newly organized band furnished the 
music. After the program several cheers and 
songs were rehearsed under the leadership of 
Marston '17. 


Freshmen who wish to try out for the Orient 
Board should hand their names to Philbrick at 
the Deke house at once. Three or four members 
of the Board will be chosen from the Freshman 
class in March and one from the Sophomore class 
in October. In the election of members the points 
considered are the amount of space accepted, ac- 
curacy, promptness and neatness. 




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Vol. XLV. SEPTEMBER 28, 1915 No. 12 

Dr. Little 

As a mark of respect for the late Dr. George 
T. Little, this issue of the Orient is dedicated to 
his memory. Dr. Little's position in the college 
was a most important one, and he filled it with 
that conscientious regard for duty characteristic 
of master minds. He was acquainted with every 
living graduate of the college and was the per- 
sonal friend of many. His personal qualities 
were the highest. Truly, his loss is irreparable. 

so, and are compelled to room in private houses, 
oftentimes at some distance from the college. We 
hope that the new dormitory will not be too long 
in the coming. 

Proclamation Night 

The approach of Proclamation Night recalls 
last year's Proclamation Night, when interfer- 
ence by upperclassnien caused considerable dam- 
age to South Appleton. Such destruction of 
property is entirely unwarranted, and is only a 
means of additional expense to men in no way 
responsible for the damage. Proclamation Night 
is essentially for the Sophomores. If the pro- 
gram of the night is left to them, damage to per- 
sonal or college property, if any, will be the min- 
imum, and the blame can be readily placed. 

And there is another good reason why the 
Sophomores should not be opposed in their dis- 
ciplinary work. Proclamation Night is a harm- 
less survival of the older and more boisterous 
hazing days. A repetition of last year's loss of 
property would doubtless result in further super- 
vision and revision by the faculty and Student 
Council. If the Sophomores are able to carry 
out Proclamation Night without undue infringe- 
ment on the personal liberties of man, — and we 
believe they are,- — by all means let them do it. 

The New Dormitory 

The opening of college emphasizes again the 
need for a new dormitory. Many Freshmen, 
wishing to room on the campus, are unable to do 


William Edward Milne, A.M., a graduate of 
Walla Walla College and a graduate student and 
instructor at Harvard, is to be instructor in 

Rhys Darfydd Evans, a graduate of Ohio Uni- 
versity in 1909, is to be instructor in physics. 
Since graduation Mr. Evans has been a graduate 
student and instructor in physics at Harvard. He 
is a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity 
and the American Physical Society. 

Thomas Curtis Van Cleve, a graduate of the 
University of Washington in 191 1, becomes in- 
structor in history. Mr. Van Cleve has been do- 
ing graduate work, as well as being an assistant 
instructor, at the University of Wisconsin for the 
past three years. He will assist Professor Bell in 
the course in English history. He is a member 
of the American History Association. 

Philip Weston Meserve, A.M., Bowdoin '11, is 
the new instructor in chemistry. He has been 
doing graduate work at Harvard and Johns Hop- 
kins, teaching one year at Simmons College. He 
is a member of the Psi Upsilon fraternity, the 
Gamma Alpha scientific fraternity and the Amer- 
ican Chemical Society. 

A course in Spanish is announced this year, to 



be open to a class numbering between ten and 
twenty students. It is elective for Seniors, Jun- 
iors and Sophomores. 

Class of 1919 
Silas Frank Albert, Sanford; William Angus, 
Manchester, N. H. ; Raymond Loring Atwood, 
Paris ; Maurice Westcott Avery, Bath ; Lawrence 
Gould Barton, Portland; Orson Leland Berry, 
Topsham; Andrew Joseph Boratis, Westfield, 
Mass. ; Herbert Andrew Brawn, West Bath ; 
Lewis Albert Burleigh, Jr., Augusta ; Clifford Al- 
len Butterfield, Kingman : Harry Lovell Caldwell, 
Lake View; Frederick Canavello, Brooklyn, N. 
Y. ; Fred Babson Chadbourne, East Waterford; 
John Wesley Coburn, Lewiston; Grant Butler 
Cole, Springfield, Mass. ; Edward Corcoran, Nor- 
wich, Conn. ; Russell Davey, Holyoke, Mass. ; 
Clyde Emmons Decker, Clinton; James Cottrell 
Doherty, Springfield, Mass.; Louis Whittier 
Doherty, Springfield, Mass. ; Rand Augustus 
Dunham, Rumford ; Bateman Edwards, Bangor; 
Robert P. Ewer, Bangor; Rolland Craig Farn- 
ham, Needham, Mass.; Lincoln Benner Farrar, 
Bath; Lawrence Hartley Fernald, Metcalf, 
Mass.; Edward Burney Finn, Lynn, Mass.; Roy 
E. Foulke, White Plains, N. Y. ; John Raymond 
Gardner, Livermore Falls; Lee Sumner Gorham, 
Wiscasset; Percy Edwin Graves, Brunswick; 
Ellsworth Manly Gray, East Machias; Myron 
Robert Grover, North Berwick; Jacob Barker 
Ham, Lewiston; Gordon Sweat Hargraves, West 
Buxton; Robert Hammond Haynes, Ellsworth 
Falls : Harold Dunn Hersum, Waterville ; Donald 
Shackley Higgins, Brewer; William Edward Hill, 
Meriden, Conn. ; Frank Arthur Hilton, Jr., Port- 
land; Albert Davis Holbrook, Rockland; Ells- 
worth Wright Holbrook, Wiscasset; William El- 
lis Hutchinson, Springfield, Mass.; James Fuller 
Ingraham, Augusta; Ralph Irving, West Rox- 
bury, Mass. ; Frederick Orlando Johnson, Han- 
cock ; John Henry Kern, Portland ; Everett Free- 
man Larrabee, Bridgton; Stanley Lee Leavitt, 
West Bath; Paul Rittenhouse Leech, German- 
town, Penn.; Leon Leighton, Jr., Wilton; Regi- 
nald Thomas Lombard, South Portland; Carl 
Jackson Longren, Jefferson; Daniel Francis Ma- 
honey, Portland; William Frye Martin, Lexing- 
ton, Mass.; Louis Blalock McCarthy, West Rox- 
bury, Mass. ; John Albert Edgar McClave, Grant- 
wood, N. J.; Laurence McCulloch, Ashmont, 
Mass.'; Donald McDonald, Portland; Milton 
Morse McGorrill, Woodfords; Stephen McPher- 
son, Brunswick ; Warren Carleton Merrill, Skow- 
hegan; George Evans Minot, Belgrade; Hugh 
Addison Mitchell, Brunswick; Ray Everett 

Moon, Mt. Desert Ferry; Frank Buchanan Mor- 
rison, Lisbon; John Mackey Morrison, Boise, 
Idaho; Harlow Baynum Mosher, Dexter; Henry 
Chester Nelson, Rumford; Howe Samuel Newell, 
Pittsburg, Penn.; Durrell Leighton Noyes, Win- 
ter Harbor; Howard Patrick, South Fram- 
ingham, Mass.; Ether Shepley Paul, 2nd., Au- 
burn; Leslie Whidden Pearson, Portland; Lloyd 
Robert Pendleton, Dark Harbor; Stephen Erwia 
Perkins, Bartlett, N. H. ; Howard Thayer Pierce,. 
Portland; Wilfred Phillipe Racine, Brunswick;; 
Orett Forest Robinson, Warren ; Andrew Mace 
Rollins, Jr., Round Lake, N. Y. ; George Alden 
Safford, Jr., Bangor; Harold Boardman Sawyer, 
Farmington; Duncan Scarborough, Dedham, 
Mass.; Harry Martin Shwartz, Portland; Eric 
Melville Simmons, Union ; Reginald Thornton 
Small, Westbrook ; Cheever Stanton Smith, 
Westbrook ; Louis Oscar Smith, Patten ; Roger 
William Smith, Ogunquit ; Charles Myron 
Sprague, Bath ; Harold Merle Springer, Skowhe- 
gan ; Merrill Frederick Sproul, Brewer ; Clyde 
Elleron Stevens, Rockland; Ralph Archie Stev- 
ens, Jr., Hyde Park, Mass. ; Raymond Wheeler 
Stowell, Freeport; Parker Brooks Sturgis, Au- 
burn; Almon Bird Sullivan, Rockland; Allan 
Whitney Sylvester, Harrison ; Donald Harmon 
Tebbetts, Auburn; Charles Edward Thomas, 
Portsmouth, N. H.; Lewis William Tilley, East 
Millinocket; Rufus Harris Tillson, Dexter; Owen 
Joseph Toussaint, East Millinocket ; Perley Smith 
Turner, Augusta; Russell Sage Turner, Billerica, 
Mass.; Rufus C. Tuttle, Freeport; James Elmon 
Vance, Center Lovell; Francis Codd Warren, 
Rumford ; Eben Morrison Whitcomb, Ellsworth 
Falls ; Ruel Whitney Whitcomb, Ellsworth Falls ; 
David Walter White, Topsham; John Carroll 
White, Jonesport; Lawton Walter Witt, Win- 
chendon, Mass. 

Special Students 

James Eben Boothby, Dubuque, Iowa; Charles 
Bernard Maclninch, Woodland; Arno C. Sav- 
age, Bangor; Francis Yvonnet van Schoonhoven, 
Jr., Troy, N. Y. ; Gaston McF. Stephens, New 
Bedford, Mass. 

Admitted to Upper Classes 
Class of 1916 

Laurence Cartland, Saco. 

Class of 1917 

Charles Edward Allen, Freeport; Roland 
Hacker Cobb, Denmark; Philip Hacker Cobb, 
Denmark; Wilfred Dixon Harrison, Freeport; 
George Edwin Leatherbarrow, Limerick. 
Class of 1918 

Lee Manhein Friedman, Houlton ; Allen Joseph 
Ginty, Boston; Frank Ashmore Haseltine, Pitts- 



field; Frank Durham Hazeltine, Belfast; Walter 
Huron Lane, South Portland; William Needle- 
man, Portland ; Milan James Smith, Woolwich. 


270 men paid the blanket tax assessment and 
80 applied for extensions during the three days 
campaign for collection last week. Men entering 
college late are requested to see Foster '16 and 
make necessary adjustments. 


Bowdoin opened its 1915 football season Sat- 
urday on Whittier Field with a 19 to o victory 
over New Hampshire State College. All three 
touchdowns were made possible by old-fashioned 
line-plunging, coupled with several end runs by 
Nevens. Nevens and Foster, playing the half- 
back positions, were able to gain almost at will 
through New Hampshire's line, aided in the first 
half by good line interference. In the second 
half practically the whole team was changed and 
a more open game resulted. 

On the defense Bradford, substituting at end 
in the second half, starred unusually in three suc- 
cessive plays, breaking through and tackling the 
New Hampshire backs for five and twelve yard 
losses, and then blocking Brackett's kick, allow- 
ing Moulton to recover it on the 20 yard line. On 
the next play Foster found a hole near the side 
lines and rushed over the goal line for the third 

Shumway played a steady, snappy game at 
quarter and in the second quarter made a spec- 
tacular run-back of Broderick's kick-off, to New 
Hampshire's 40 yard line. 

The work of the line, at times mediocre, shows, 
however, the effects of good coaching. Brewster 
at right guard played by far the best game on the 

The kicking was poor. Leadbetter in two at- 
tempts secured one goal from touchdown, Dyar's 
one try failing. Nevens punted five times for an 
average of 33 yards. Broderick and Brackett, 
for New Hampshire, averaged only 20 yards in 
six attempts. In the second period. New Hamp- 
shire held for downs on their one yard line but 
Broderick's kick went outside at the ten yard line 
and Nevens, in three rushes, carried the ball over 
for the second touchdown. 

Bowdoin tried the forward pass three times, 
once gaining eight yards, and once losing the ball. 
New Hampshire State, in ten attempts, twice 
made 25 yards but twice lost possession of the 
ball on the play. 

Bowdoin lost, by penalties, 40 yards against 
New Hampshire's single loss of 5 yards. New 
Hampshire, considerably outweighed, made first 
down only three times by rushing and at no time 
threatened Bowdoin's goal. The game ended 
with New Hampshire in possession of the ball on 
her 29 yard line: 

Wood, Bradford, le re. Brown, Reagan 

Moulton, McNaughton, It rt, Jenkins 

Young, Morrison, Ig rg. Ford, Hughes 

Stone, Chase, c c, Swett 

Brewster, Stewart, rg Ig, Bell, Ford 

Leadbetter, Edwards, Oliver, rt It, Morrill 

Drummond, Beal, re le, Westover (Capf.) 

Shumway, Phillips, qb qb, Brackett 

Foster, Dyar, Ihb rhb, Woodward 

Nevens, rhb Ihb, Watson, Noel 

Pettingill, fb f b, Broderick 

Score : Bowdoin 19, New Hampshire State Col- 
lege o. Touchdowns : Foster, 2 ; Nevens. Goal 
from touchdown : Leadbetter. Referee : Lieut. 
Meyer, U.S.N. Umpire: E. L. Bragg, Wesleyan. 
Head Linesman: F. W. Twitchell of Portland. 
Field Judge: J. L. Hooper of Auburn. Time of 
periods : 10 minutes. 

The annual reception given by the Christian 
Association to the entering class was held in 
Hubbard Hall Thursday evening and proved to 
be a very pleasant occasion. Upper classmen 
were present in good numbers and genuine Bow- 
doin spirit was instilled into the whole gathering. 
After the distribution of "Freshman Bibles," the 
following program was carried out : 

The Chairman Foster '16 

The College President Hyde 

The Associated Students Dunn '16 

Football Coach Campbell 

The Church Rev. Chauncey W. Goodrich 

The Student Dean Sills 

After the singing of "Bowdoin Beata," refresh- 
ments of ice cream, wafers and punch were 
served. Sayward '16 and Leadbetter '16 com- 
posed the committee in charge. 


This week fall track practice begins in earnest 
and Capt. Leadbetter and Coach Magee desire 
every man, whether having any experience in 
track or not, to report daily at Whittier Field. 
To the Freshmen Coach Magee extends his 
hearty desire that every man possible report to 
him. As an especial incentive to the Freshmen 
to appear for practice, arrangements are in order 


1 08 

for a cross-country race between the Bowdoin 
Freshmen and the Hebron Academy varsity 
cross-country team. In addition to this the var- 
sity cross-country schedule this year offers en- 
couragement for all to work for a place on the 
varsity team. 


The Bowdoin Club of Boston opens its 21st 
season on Friday evening-, October i, at the Uni- 
versity Club. As in previous years, these meet- 
ings will be held on the first Friday of each 
month. All Bowdoin men are welcomed at these 
reunions and the younger graduates are especial- 
ly urged to attend, members of the 1913, 1914 and 
19 1 5 classes being exempt from dues. 

Miitii tht JTacultp 

The Orient on behalf of the student body 
wishes to extend its sincere sympathy to Profes- 
sor and Mrs. Elliott for the loss of their son. 

Professor Hormell addressed a recent meeting 
of the Brunswick Chamber of Commerce on the 
"Town Manager Plan." Professors Moody and 
Davis also spoke at the meeting. 

Professor Copeland has been spending the 
summer vacation at Woods Hole and Taunton, 

an tbe Campus 

Wheet '18 will toll the chapel bell this year. 

Fuller '16 is announcer to the press at the foot- 
ball games this fall. 

Finn '19 and Turner '19 are freshman chapel 

The winter schedule on the Maine Central went 
into effect Sunday. 

Every dormitory room is taken, and many are 
rooming off the campus this year. 

The second football team will play Hebron at 
Hebron Saturday, October 16. 

The fall tennis tournament will start shortly, 
and those wishing to compete should hand their 
names at once to Stone '17 at the Theta Delt 
house or Norton '18 at the Zete house. 

The new Federal road to Portland was opened 
Saturday, and as a result several automobile 
parties came down to the New Hampshire game 
over the new speedway. There were over a 
dozen cars parked at Whittier Field, and the later 
games will bring down even more. 

Kern '12, D. K. Merrill '15 and Austin '15 were 
among those on the campus for the game Satur- 
day. Merrill is principal of Lisbon High School 

and Austin of Buxton High this year. 

McCormick '15 spent a few days on the campus 
last week before going to Columbia where he 
will study English this year. During the summer 
he spent two weeks as a convict in the State 
Prison at Thomaston, studying prison conditions. 
He will return to Bowdoin in 1916 as instructor 
in English. 

Burr '16 broke his arm recently, and will be a 
few weeks late in starting in this fall, although 
he was on the campus for a few days last week. 

A large number of last year's senior class have 
been on the campus the past week, also J. L. 
Doherty '89, H. Nelson '91, Elder '06 and Devine 

The stewards at the various fraternity houses 
are: Keene '17, Psi Upsilon; Colbath '17, Delta 
Kappa Epsilon; Phillips '17, Theta Delta Chi; 
Stratton '16, Delta Upsilon; Niven '16, Zeta Psi; 
Thayer '17, Kappa Sigma; Sampson '17, Beta 
Theta Pi; Sanderson '18, Bowdoin Club. 

It is reported that some of the Freshman class 
have not purchased their hymn books yet. 

Bowdoin was represented at the fraternity con- 
ventions at San Francisco this summer by eleven 
undergraduates and a number of alumni. The 
undergraduates were: Beal '16, Foster '16, Gar- 
land '16, Little '16, Sayward '16, Campbell '17, 
Foster '17, Philbrick '17, Pike '17, Shumway '17 
and True '17. Among the alumni who attended 
the expositions and conventions were : C. M. Hay 
'81, N. E. Boyd '60, J. C. Minot '96, L. A. Cousens 
'03 and Donald Redfern '11. 

Hawes '16 and Achorn '17 attended the United 
States Camp for Military Instruction for college 
men at Plattsburg in July. 

Ginty '16 and Yenetchi '16 have returned to 
Bowdoin after a sojourn at Tufts. James Booth- 
by '17 is also back after spending his sophomore 
year at the University of Wisconsin. Ramsdell 
'16 and Cormack '17 have also returned and Jones 
cx-'iy is registered in 1918. 

The candidates for assistant football manager 
are Allen, French, A. S. Gray, Ripley, Sanderson, 
Stearns and Whalen. 

Crehore '17 will not return to college this fall. 
Philbrick '17 is acting as managing editor of the 

At the Sophomore class election last Thursday 
Savage was elected president, Hanson vice-presi- 
dent and Roper secretary-treasurer. 

The 1919 Freshman caps are of a new model, 
affording a little more protection than the old 



aiumtti Depattmeht 

'jy. — Dr. George Thomas Little, librarian of 
Bowdoin College for 32 years, died August 6 of 
a complication of diseases, aged 58 years, 2 
months and 24 days. He had been in poor health 
for some months, and had been granted a six 
months leave of absence, but had not given up his 
duties, and on the Saturday before his death was 
at the Library. From that day his illness de- 
veloped very rapidly until he passed away. His 
death is a great loss to the College, to the town, 
to the First Parish Church and it brings sorrow 
to the hearts of hundreds who knew him in 
various relations. 

Professor Little was born in Auburn May 14, 
1857, son of Hon. Edward T. and Lucy Jane 
(Bliss) Little. He was a grandson of Edward 
Little, one of the early residents of Auburn and 
a descendant of George Little, who came from 
England to Newbury, Mass., in 1640. 

He prepared for college at the Auburn High 
School and entered Bowdoin in the class of 1877. 
While in college, he was editor of the Orient and 
won both the Sewall Greek prize and the Latin 
prize. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon 
and Phi Beta Kappa, graduating first in his class 
in scholarship. 

After a year abroad he went to Thayer Acad- 
emy in Braintree, Mass., as an instructor in Latin, 
but in 1882 returned to Bowdoin, where in 1880 
he had been given the master's degree, as a Latin 

The next year he was made professor of Latin 
and acting librarian, and in 1885 he was given 
full charge of the library, resigning his profes- 
sorship, but becoming assistant in rhetoric. Since 
1889 he had devoted all his time to the library, 
and from 1887 to 1892 he was also curator of the 
art collections that were then housed in the li- 
brary building. Since 1889 he had been editor of 
the general catalogues. 

He was appointed to the State Library Com- 
mission in 1899 and served as its chairman until 
his resignation three years later. He was one of 
the organizers of the Maine State Library Asso- 
ciation and had for years been on the executive 
committee. For more than 12 years he had 
served in the National Council of the American 
Library Association, and previously was its re- 

He contributed to periodicals many articles re- 
lating to his professional work, one of the most 
important being "School and College Libraries," 
a paper prepared for the World's Library Con- 
t^ress in 1893, and printed in the report of the 
United States commissioner of education in that 
year. He has also published one or two text- 

books for the use of his classes, a very valuable 
historical sketch of Bowdoin College, and was the 
author of the volume comprising more than 600 
pages, entitled "Descendants of George Little, 
who came to Newbury, Mass., in 1640." 

He was an active worker in the First Parish 
Congregational Church and prominent in the 
Pejepscot Historical Society of Brunswick. In 
1894 he was given the degree of Litt. D. by Bow- 
doin College. 

Professor Little's avocation was mountain 
climbing. He was a member of the American 
Alpine Club and the Appalachian Mountain Club 
and distinguished .in the sport. He was of the 
party that in the late 90's made the first ascent 
of Rogers Peak in the Selkirks and of high 
mountains in the Canadian Rockies. 

Li 1896 he was a member of the party that went 
to British Columbia and ascended Mt. Lefroy, 
when Philip S. Abbott of Harvard College lost 
his life. 

Professor Little married, Dec. 18, 1884, Miss 
Lily T. W. Lane of Braintree, Mass. He is sur- 
vived by his wife and four children, Mrs. Ray W. 
Pettingill of Cambridge, Mass., Miss Ruth Little 
of Brunswick, G. Tappan Little of Boston and 
Noel C. Little, a student at Bowdoin. 

The funeral was held on Monday forenoon 
from his home on College Street, the services be- 
ing conducted by Rev. Chauncey W. Goodrich, 
pastor of the First Parish Church. Miss Frances 
Rideout sang "Crossing the Bar." Mr. Goodrich 
spoke of Dr. Little as an example of modern 
sainthood, and gave a very earnest and impres- 
sive tribute to his memory. The bearers were 
Professor Henry Johnson, Professor F. E. Wood- 
ruff, Professor W. B. Mitchell, Hon. Barrett 
Potter, Thomas H. Riley and Walter D. Hatch. 
Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery in Auburn. 

'01. — Dr. Henry A. Martelle, who has practiced 
medicine for the past eight years in Hartford, 
Conn., has recently been appointed second assist- 
ant medical director of the Connecticut Mutual 
Life Insurance Company. After graduating from 
Bowdoin, Dr. Martelle took a four years' course 
at Johns Hopkins. 

'06. — Henry P. Boody, for the past seven years 
at the head of the English department of the 
Maine Wesleyan Seminary at Kent's Hill, has 
been elected to a full professorship, that of Eng- 
lish Composition and Forensics, at Ripon College 
in Wisconsin. Last summer Mr. Boody traveled 
in the British Isles, France, Germany, Holland,, 
Switzerland and Italy. 

'61. — Four members of the class of 1861 held 
a reunion at the summer home of Edward Stan- 
wood of Brookline, Mass., on Squirrel Island in 
the early part of August. Besides Mr. Stanwood„ 


managing editor of the Youth's Companion, Dr. 
Dingley, editor of the Lewiston Journal, Judge 
Kenniston of Boothbay Harbor and Judge Emery 
of Ellsworth were present. Of the fifty-two mem- 
bers of the class, thirteen are now living, scat- 
tered all over the world. It was decided to hold 
a reunion of the class every year at New Mead- 
ows Inn on Wednesday of Commencement Week. 
Dr. Dingley and Mr. Stanwood are the two oldest 
editors in continuous service in the country. 

Following is a list of the marriages that have 
occurred among the alumni during the summer: 

'99. — Frederic A. Fogg, Eliot, and Miss Edna 
Paul, Eliot, June 22, at Eliot. 

'04. — Dr. Harold J. Everett, Portland, and Miss 
Alice E. Foster of Portland, June 19, at Port- 

'05. — Dr. James A. Williams, Topsham, and 
Miss Alice Blake, Richmond, June 30, at Rich- 

'06. — Judge Currier C. Holman, Farmington, 
Me., and Miss Rosa C. Skillings, Auburn, August 
4, at Auburn. 

'10. — John D. Clifford, Auburn, and Miss Lu- 
cille E. Smith, Albion, Mich., July 14, at Albion, 

'10. — Frank E. Kendrie, Valparaiso, Ind., and 
' Miss Helen P. Walcott, Belmont, Mass., June 29, 
at Belmont, Mass. 

'11. — Arthur C. Gibson, San Francisco, and 
Miss Ethel M. Parmenter, Oakland, Cal., June 9, 
at Oakland, Cal. 

'11. — Stetson H. Hussey, Mars Hill, and Miss 
Gladys W. Goodhue, Fort Fairfield, July 27, at 
Fort Fairfield. 

'12. — Jesse H. McKenney, Boston, and Miss 
Iva E. Record, Auburn, August 25, at Auburn. 

'12. — Everett P. Walton, North Jay, and Leola 
G. Coding, Topsham, June 25, at Rosedale on the 
New Meadows River. 

'12. — Dr. Lyde S. Pratt, Charlottesville, Va., 
and Miss Ethel L. Withee, Farmington, June 30, 
at Farmington. 

'14. — Edward H. Snow, Avon, Mass., and Miss 
Pearl L. Sutton, Lynn, Mass., July 8, at Lynn, 

'14. — James C. Tarbox, Topsham, and Miss 
Mary M. Lightbody, Bath, July 21, at Lewiston. 

'15. — Robert E. Bodurtha, Lima, N. Y., and 
Miss Margaret E. Swett, Brunswick, August 17, 
at Brunswick. 

Among the engagements announced during the 
summer are the following: 

'99. — Miss Theresa C. Stuart of Rockland to 
Charles C. Phillips of West Orrington, June 26. 

'03. — Miss Dora A. Edwards of Haverhill, 
Mass., to Edward A. Dunlap of Haverhill, Mass . 
June 18. 

'09. — Miss Hazel Nickerson of Boothbay Har- 
bor to Percy G. Bishop of Ponce, Porto Rico, 
August 6. 

'15. — Helen E. Merriman of Brunswick to 
Thomas B. Bitler of Cambridge, Mass., July 30. 


Welcomes Bowdoin Men 
to his Up-to-date 

Barber Shop 

The Shop nearest the Campus 



125 Summer St. 

Boston, Mass. 

The fall season finds me better 
equipped than ever before to cater 

to the young men in schools and 
colleges. In addition to my cus- 
tom department I have established 
a department of Young Men's 
Ready-for-Service Clothes. These 
clothes were cut, designed and 
made in my own shops, under my 
personal supervision. In style 
they have the atmosphere of the 
young man. In workmanship, the 
best obtainable. The line includes 
suits, overcoats, evening clothes 
and sporting garments of all kinds. 
My representative, Mr. G. H. Kim- 
ball, will be at the Park Hotel 
Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 4-5, 
and every two weeks throughout 
the season. 


Several kinds always to be had. 

We do only one— that is the correct 
kind— the only kind that you don't 
waste your money on. 

If it's worth having printed, have 
it well printed. 

Wheeler Print Shop 

Town Building 


Cleaning and Pressing 


Optician and Jeweler. Brunswick, Maine. 

Typewriters to rent — $10.00 for tlie 
College year. $5.00 in advance. 


Try CHAXDLER'S, the 


Waterman's, Moore's Non-Leakable, 
and Boston Safety Fountain Pens. 




stock of Carpet Rugs, Portieres, Couch. 

Covers, Window Draperies, 

etc., in town. 




fl.50 per month up. The A. Perow Co. 

Agent — Herbert H. Foster, 

7 Maine HaU 




NO. 13 

Amherst avenged her 7-0 defeat by Bowdoin 
last year by winning Saturday's game by a single 
touchdown. Bowdoin played well on the whole 
but lacked the punch to score when in possession 
of the ball on Amherst's eight yard line in the 
third quarter. Foster and Stuart, starring in the 
backfield, rushed the ball from midfield to the 
shadow of the goal-posts but Amherst's line held 
for downs, preventing Bowdoin's only chance for 
a score. 

Rider of Amherst was the star of the game, 
reeling off several runs of 25 and 30 yards by 
circling the Bowdoin ends and darting outside 
tackle. One of these in the second period result- 
ed in a 3S-yard dash for the only score of the 
game. Long end runs and line plunges kept the 
ball in Bowdoin's territory most of the time but 
on the 2S-yard line the defense stiffened and 
stopped the Amherst backs. 

Ashley did the best kicking of the game. With 
a mud-soaked ball, he made several punts of 
sixty yards and averaged about fifty. Amherst 
was the only team to use the forward pass, mak- 
ing one successful one of 30 yards and losing sev- 
eral others through quick work by the Bowdoin 
ends. Amherst's line was the better of the two, 
Bowdoin's weak spot being the tackles, around 
whom most of the long gains were made. The 
tackling of the Bowdoin team was wretched, 
being the chief cause of the defeat. The second 
and last quarters were easily Amherst's, the third 
Bowdoin's and the first an even thing. Twenty- 
three men made the trip, including the coaches. 

The score: 

Goodridge, le re, Beal 

Knowlton, It rt, Leadbetter 

Hobart, Ig rg, Brewster 

Widmayer, c c. Stone, Chase 

Downer, rg Ig, Young 

Ashley, rt. It, Moulton 

Marks, re le, Bradford 

Tow, qb qb, Shumway 

Goodrich, Ihb rhb, Stuart 

Taber, rhb Ihb, Foster, Dyar 

Rider, fb fb, Pettingill, Peacock 

Score : Amherst 6, Bowdoin 0. Touchdown : 

Rider. Referee: Ingalls of Brown. Umpire: 
McGrath. Head linesman: Johnson of Spring- 
field. Time of periods, 10 minutes. 

The Freshmen defeated the Sophomores 6 to 5 
Saturday morning in the first game of the annual 
series. The younger men were handicapped by 
the loss of four players who were being enter- 
tained at a nearby seaside resort by members of 
1918. Butterfield allowed the Sophomores but 
one hit and secured eight strike-outs, while his 
team-mates Witt and Sylvester were hitting for 
extra bases. The weather conditions contributed 
toward costly errors on both sides and the game 
was called at the end of the fifth inning by Um- 
pire Sam Fraser '16. The next game of the 
series will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 6. Fol- 
lowing is the summary: 
FRESHMEN ab r bh po a e 

Larrabee, 2b 3 o o o i 

Robinson, c 2 2 i 8 i o 

McCullock, lb 2 2 I 2 o o 

Witt, 3b 2 2 2 2 I 

McPherson, ss 3 o o i i o 

McCarthy, If 3 o o 

Grover, cf 2 o i o i 

Sylvester, rf 2 01 i o 

Butterfield, p 2 o o i 

Totals 21 6 5 15 2 4 

SOPHOMORES ab r bh po a e 

Morse, If 3 o o o 

Woodman, cf 3 o q i q q 

Needleman, 3b ... 3 o i o q 

Stanley, c 2 i o 6 i i 

Murch, 2b 2 i o o 

Pendleton, p i o o i 

Stearns, ss i i o o 3 i 

Pirnie, rf i o o i i i 

Farnham, ib 2 i i 6 o i 

Van Wart* o i o o 

Totals 18 5 I 15 6 4 

*Batted for Pirnie in 5th. 

Freshmen i o 2 o 3 — 6 

Sophomores o 2 o o 3 — 5 

Two base hit, Sylvester; three base hit, Witt; 


stolen bases, Robinson, McCuUock; base on balls, 
by Butterfield 3, Pendleton 3 ; struck out, by But- 
terfield 8, Pendleton 7; hits off Butterfield i, 
Pendleton 5; left on bases. Freshmen 3, Sopho- 
mores i; wild pitch, Butterfield; passed balls, 
Stanley 2. Umpire, Fraser '16; time, I hour. 

In the cane rush which followed the game the 
Sophomores came out victors but in the succeed- 
ing rush on the chapel steps, spectators generally 
gave the laurels to the Freshmen. 


Seven new men have registered in college the 
past week: Class of 191 7: Kenneth Davis, Mon- 
son, Class of 1919: Robert Towle Burr, Dor- 
chester, Mass.; Paul Edward Doherty, Cam- 
bridge, Mass. ; Delmont Thurston Dunbar, Pitts- 
field; William Michael Fay, Allerton, Mass.; 
Newell Lyon Hemenway, Woodfords; Norman 
Eugene Robbins, Ritzville, Washington. 

The total registration is now 405, a new record 
for Bowdoin. The summary by classes follows: 
Seniors 8i 

Juniors 84 

Sophomores 114 

Freshmen 119 

Special Students 7 



The Freshmen class is slightly smaller than 
last year's entering class but the Sophomore 
class, considerably larger than last year, brings 
up the total to the new record. 


"Proc Night" was observed Friday evening 
with the usual festivities. Members of the class 
of 1918 succeeded in pasting the proclamations 
to about a hundred shivering Freshmen in the 
space of three-quarters of an hour, the ceremony 
being carried out with more than the usual ce- 
lerity. After the regular "razoo" was completed, 
delinquents were hunted out and treated with ap 
extra dose of paste as a penalty for concealing 
themselves. No important resistance was offered 
to the Sophomores by the Freshmen or upper- 
classmen and no appreciable damage was inflicted 
to the persons or property of anyone. The com- 
mittee in charge of the affair consisted of Pen- 
dleton, Savage, Ripley, Nevens, Warren, Berry- 
man, Stearns, J. E. Gray, Brierley, Chase and 

The Proclamation, which we reprint for the 
benefit of the Freshmen, reads as follows: 
"Freshmen : Obey these following DONTS com- 
pounded by tbe inastrioas class of I.918I i. 

Don't be seen without your Freshman caps. 2. 
Don't forget to tip your caps at all times and 
places to professors and upper classmen. 3. 
Don't appear on the campus without coats. 4. 
Don't wear apparel that is not at all times mod- 
est; bow ties and colored socks being forbidden. 

5. Don't talk of your prep, school past. Forget it. 

6. Don't walk anywhere but on the campus paths. 
Keep off the west side of Maine Street. 7. Don't 
thrust your society on Lewiston, Lisbon Falls and 
Bath. 8. Don't sing or whistle Phi Chi except at 
college gatherings. 9. Don't be seen smoking 
outside your rooms. 10. Don't overlook the fact 
that infringements of the above commandments 
will meet prompt and direful vengeance from the 
class of 1918.'' 


The prospects for a successful cross-country 
team this year are getting brighter every day. 
The call for candidates has been responded to 
well, for about thirty men have turned out for 
practice already, and many more are expected 
during the week. It is not yet certain whether 
vhe first contest will be with Wesleyan or with 
New Hampshire State. The second race is the 
Maine Intercollegiate at Orono, which is to be 
followed by the New England Intercollegiate at 
Boston. Among last year's veterans who have 
started work already are Irving '16, Sayward 
't6, Crosby '17 and Howard '18. The other can- 
didates are: Hargraves '16, Crane '17, Maguire 
'17, Coombs '18, Edwards '18, Jacob '18, Jones 
'18, MacCormick '18, O'Donnell '18, Prosser '18, 
Roper '18, Savage '18, Simonton '18, Spear '18, 
Van Wart '18, Warren 'i8, Woodworth '18, Wy- 
man '18, Berry '19, Irving '19, Mosher '19, Noyes 
'19, Turner '19 and Van Schoonhoven, special. 

Colby has lost several of her best men and has 
left only one member of last year's team. Bates 
likewise has only two of her 1914 team left, but 
Maine has practically the same team as that 
which won the championship last year and will 
be the favorite again this year. With a good 
number out for practice, ready for hard work, 
Coach Magee may be trusted to do his best 
toward turning out a winning combination. 

The first meeting of the Freshman class was 
held in Memorial Hall Tuesday, Sept. 28. The 
following ofiicers were elected: Savage, presi- 
dent; Atwood, vice-president; Fay, secretary- 
treasurer; Leighton, baseball manager. On 
Thursday the baseball squa4 chose Finn for cap- 



The following students have been appointed 
assistants to the professors in the various 
courses: Latin, Oliver '17; Greek, Fobes '17; 
German, Bartlett '17, Bagley '18; French, Winter 
'16; English, Evans '16, Sayward '16; Economics, 
Weick '16, Ross '17; Chemistry, Weatherill '16, 
Humphrey '17; Psychology, Barrett '16; Biology, 
Kinsey '16; History, Dunn '16, Moran '17. 

The complete football schedule of the four 
Maine colleges is as follows : 

September 18 
U. of M. vs. Ft. McKinley at Orono. 

September 25 
Bowdoin vs. New Hampshire State at Bruns- 

Bates vs. Holy Cross at Worcester. 
Colby vs. Harvard at Cambridge. 
U. of M. vs. Yale at New Haven. 

October 2 
Bowdoin vs. Amherst at Amherst. 
Bates vs. Ft. McKinley at Lewiston. 
Colby vs. New Hampshire State at Waterville. 
U. of M. vs. Dartmouth at Hanover. 

October 9 
Bowdoin vs. Boston College at Brunswick. 
Bates vs. Trinity at Hartford. 
Colby vs. Mass. Aggies at Amherst. 
U. of M. vs. U. of Vermont at Orono. 

October 16 
Bowdoin vs. Wesleyan at Middletown. 
Bates vs. New Hampshire State at Durham. 
Colby vs. Norwich at Waterville. 
U. of M. vs. Boston College at Orono. 

October 23 
Bowdoin vs. Colby at Waterville. 
Bates vs. U. of M. at Orono. 
October 30 
Bowdoin vs. Bates at Lewiston. 
Colby vs. U. of M. at Orono. 
November 6 
Bowdoin vs. U. of M. at Brunswick. 
Bates vs. Colby at Lewiston. 
November 13 
Bowdoin vs. Tufts at Portland. 
Bates vs. Dartmouth at Hanover. 
Colby vs. U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. 
U. of M. vs. U. S. Military Academy at West 

so that it is expected to be open by the last of 
October. The interior equipment has all been 
purchased. The style will be Old English instead 
of Colonial as previously announced. Mr. Lang- 
ley has spent a great deal of time in choosing the 
minor details such as moulding, floor finish, etc., 
so that the building may be constructed of the 
best possible material at a small expense. 

The class of 1908 is paying for the carving of a 
fourteen foot log which forms the mantel-piece, 
to be a memorial to three members of the class, 
Richard A. Lee, John F. Morrison and James 
Lamb, all of whom lost their lives by drowning. 



Balance from season 1913-1914 $55 eg 

From A. S. B. C. for Football 1,400 00 

A. S. B. C. for Baseball 1,075 00 

A. S. B. C. for Track 1,000 00 

A. S. B. C. for Tennis 140 00 

A. S. B. C. for Fencing 168 69 

Loan to Football, repaid 138 80 

Loan to J. J. Magee, repaid 50 00 

Loan to Track, repaid 25 00 

Football funds 1,098 00 

Interest on Deposits 3 67 

$5.i6s 75 

To Football Manager $1,400 00 

Baseball Manager 1,075 00 

Track Manager 1,000 00 

Tennis Manager 140 00 

Fencing Manager 168 69 

Loan to J. J. Magee 50 00 

Loan to Track Manager 425 00 

Bowdoin College, for lumber 4 42 

Balance on Deposit 83 

$5,165 75 
Respectfully submitted, 

Manton Copeland, 
Audited and found correct. 

Barrett Potter, 
June 28, 191 5. Auditor. 

Work on the Bowdoin Union has been Handi- 
capped by the lack of workmen available in 
Brunswick. The work, however, has progressed 

The following Freshmen are candidates for the 
Orient Board : Atwood, Boratis, Chadbourne, 
L. Doherty, Ewer, Farnham, Fay, Gardner, Mc- 
Donald, Mitchell, Mosher, Perkins, Sawyer, 
Shwartz, Stephens. Any others who wish to go 
out are urged to. see the managing editor at. once. 



Published every Tuesday of the Collegiate year by 
The BOWDOIN Publishihg Company 
IN the Interests of the Students of 



DwiGHT H. Sayward, 1916, 
Donald W. Philbrick,i9I7, 
J. Glenwood Winter, 1916, 


Managing Editor 

Alumni Editor 

Bela W. Norton, 1918, The Other Colleges 

Whitney Coombs, 1918, With The Faculty 

Robert G. Albion, 1918, On The Campus 

Edward C. Hawes, 1916 
William S. Cormack, 1917 
Frank E. Noyes, 1917 
Franklin D. MacCormick, 1918 

Contributions are requested from all undergraduates 
alumni and faculty. No anonymous contributions can 
be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions should be 
addressed to the Business Manager of the Bowdoin Pub- 
lishing Co. Subscriptions, JS2.00 per year, in advance. 
Single copies, 10 cents. 


Herbert H. Foster, 1916, 
Percy F. Crane, 1917, 

Business Manager 
Assistant Manager 

Entered at Post- Office at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter 

Vol. XLV. OCTOBER 5, 191 5 No. 13 

Managers and Assistant Managers 

The system of choosing managers . for athletic 
teams has been particularly lax. Half a dozen 
men, many of whom go out rather for whim than 
for any aptitude for the managership, form the 
squad of candidates. At the end of a few 
months, an assistant manager is chosen. A 
year later, with no further competition, he is 
chosen manager. In other words, after a com- 
petition so short and many times so close that an 
honest distinction cannot be made, the future 
jnanager of some team is elected. 

Two steps towards more efficient elections can 
easily be taken. In the first place it should be the 
duty of upperclassmen to see that candidates 
from their fraternity for assistant managerships 

should be those with the most business ability and 
those most capable of assuming responsibility. 

In the second place, two assistant managers 
should be chosen, to serve for one year. This 
deferred election of manager would mean addi- 
tional competition and a better opportunity to 
judge the merits of the candidates. 

We have been fortunate in the past in having 
able managers, but we cannot depend upon our 
present system to provide them. 

Hot Water 

That constant effort is being put forth to make 
the dormitories more attractive and more com- 
fortable we cannot doubt. That appreciation for 
"modern conveniences" is not lacking is shown 
by the decreasing amount of damage done col- 
lege property. The amount of appreciation 
would be multiplied many times were hot water a 
surety rather than a mere possibility. Surely, 
within even our brief memory there has been 
sufficient opportunity to repair the troublesome 
boiler ! 

During Initiation Week 

The custom during initiation week of posting 
on the campus Freshmen with various oral duties 
to perform is one that keeps from studies or 
sleep not only Freshmen but also those upper- 
classmen who are so unfortunate as to room near 
a Freshman-infested spot. We fear we may be 
trespassing if we recommend to the fraternities 
that such Freshman duties be minimized; never- 
theless, we are going to do it. If fraternities de- 
sire to discipline their Freshmen, let them do it. 
But why pester those who have been through 
the mill? The custom is not the most harmful 
that has existed, but we feel sure that its absence 
would be more popular than its presence. 


The Orient Board met Wednesday afternoon 
to act on the resignation of Crehore '17 as man- 
aging editor. Philbrick '17 was elected to the 
vacant position. The matter of a mid-summer 
number, to be sent to the entering class in partic- 
ular, was discussed but no action taken. 


The Masque and Gown is busily occupied with 
preparations for a play to be produced early in 
the fall. A more definite announcement of 
the. title,, cast and date of presentation will 
be issued later. The following are the newly 
elected officers of the society: Achorn '17, presi- 
dent; Stride '17, manager; Joyce '18, assistant 



manager; Colter 'iS, property man. Ten new 
men have been admitted to membership : Noble 
'i6, Brown '17, Maguire '17, Pike '17, Ross '17, 
Willey '17, Colter '18, Gray '18, Joyce '18 and 
Mooers '18. 

The new Student Council held its first meeting 
of the year last Tuesday evening. It decided 
upon the following measures : 

1. To defer action on the organization of the 
Bowdoin Union. 

2. To approve the proclamation of the class 
of 1918 as read by the president. 

3. To urge upper classmen to refrain from par- 
ticipation in the festivities of proclamation night. 

4. To hold fraternity initiations on Tuesday 
evening, Oct. 19. 

5. To hold a cane rush after the Freshman- 
Sophomore baseball game Saturday, Oct. 2. 

6. To have the Freshman-Sophomore baseball 
games played on Oct. 2, 6 and 16. 

The Council also made nominations for the 
Football Dance Committee. Two are to be elect- 
ed from the following, with the man receiving the 
greater number of votes as chairman: 1916 — 
Sayward, Elliot, Fuller, Brackett, Dunn ; and one 
from each of the following groups: 1917 — Ross, 
Pike, Marston; 1918 — Warren, Pendleton, Mac- 
Cormick; 1919 — Savage, Sproule, Atwood. The 
election will be held Thursday afternoon from 3 
to 6 in the Managers' Room at the Gymnasium. 

Y. M. C. A. NOTES 

A College Association Workers' Conference 
was held at the State Y. M. C. A. Camp on Lake 
Cobbossecontee, Sept. 17, 18 and 19. The pro- 
gram consisted of a series of technical talks on 
Y. M. C. A. methods. Rev. Mr. Leavitt, pastor 
of the State Street Congregational Church of 
Portland and Mr. King, former state secretary 
for Massachusetts and Rhode Island, who had 
just returned from work among the students in 
the Balkan States, were the speakers. The four 
Maine colleges were represented by good delega- 
tions. The Bowdoin representatives were Mr. 
Langley, Foster '16, Crosby '17, McConaughy 
'17, Jacob '18 and Norton '18. Mr. Rowe, general 
secretary of the Bates Association, was in charge 
of the conference. It was decided to make it an 
annual affair entirely separate from the prepara- 
tory school conference. The 1916 conference 
will be in charge of Mr. Langley. 

There is posted on the library bulletin board a 
list of books in the Christian Association library 
that are used as text-books. Any student wishing 

to borrow any of these should apply to Mr. Lang- 
ley or Chapman '17. More books could be used 
and additions to the library are requested. 

At present the Y. M. C. A. work is confined ta 
campaigning the Freshman class for membership. 
So far, the results have been satisfactory. Teach- 
ing of the English language to foreigners, partic- 
ularly at the Cabot Mills and Pejepscot Mills, and 
sending of deputations to the preparatory schools 
and churches will constitute the main part of the 
social service work this year. 

art 15uiIDin0 JSotes 

During the summer months there have been 
3602 visitors in the Art Building including, as 
usual, many artists, authors, and prominent edu- 

Among the artists were Ben Foster, one of our 
foremost landscape artists, and Howard Russell 
Butler, vice-president of the National Academy. 
Another distinguished visitor was Mrs. C. M. 
Raymond, widely known as Annie Louise Cary, 
who for thirty years has been trying to buy 
George P. A. Healey's portrait of Longfellow, 
painted in 1862. Mrs. Raymond has finally suc- 
ceeded in securing the painting which, according 
to her intention, will sometime come to Bowdoin. 

This painting was executed by Healy for the 
reading room of the Old Corner Bookstore in 
Boston, then occupied by Ticknor & Fields, and 
finally by James R. Osgood & Co. The picture 
was left by Mr. Osgood in his will to Mr. and 
Mrs. A. V. S. Anthony, whose daughter sold it to 
Mrs. Raymond, the present owner. 

It has long been understood that Longfellow 
posed for only two portraits, this one and an- 
other, and that he frequently expressed his satis- 
faction with the Healy painting. It was warmly 
commended by the literary friends of the poet. 
Mr. Raymond believes that the picture gives a 
satisfactory idea of the appearance of Longfel- 
low in 1862 and the fact that it received the warm 
approval of those who frequented the Old Corner 
Bookstore gives it an added value. 

A highly valued addition to our collection of 
portraits of college worthies is the portrait of 
Professor Upham, presented by his nephew. Dr. 
Thomas Upham Coe of Bangor. 

The very interesting portrait of Professor C. 
A. Goodrich of Yale, grandfather of Rev. Chaun- 
cey W. Goodrich, D.D., pastor of the First Par- 
ish Church, painted in 1827 by John Trumbull, is 
a welcome addition as a loan to our group of 
early American works by S. Mibert, Feke, Cop- 
ley, Stuart, and others. 


REPORT OF STUDENT COUNCIL of which is to cultivate a beard. It is not stated 

RECEIPTS whether it is the barbers or the hair mattress con- 

From sale of Freshman Caps $121 00 cerns that this action is aimed at. 

From A. S. B. C 5° 00 Four students in Ohio Agricultural College are 

From Football Dance 203 50 proving that they can go through college on ten 

From Vaudeville Show 28 30 cents a day. They have rooms together and do 

Spring Rally 22 30 their own washing and cooking. 

The faculty at Brown University recently ruled 

Total $425 10 that every student should hand in a pledge that 

EXPENDITURES he belonged to no political clique before he could 

Filene's for Freshman Caps $ 64 25 cast a vote in the student elections. 

Football Rallies 7 28 At Syracuse the female students have made 

Letter and Bill File i 00 plans for forming baseball, track, tennis and 

Football Dance 244 41 hockey teams. 

Alumni Letter 19 47 Dartmouth has started a co-operative society, 

Student Council Stationery 4 75 which is to be conducted along the lines of those 

Sub-Freshman Rally 8 93 at Harvard, Yale and Cornell. It started with a 

Vaudeville Show (Trucking) 4 75 capital of $5,000. 

Spring Rally 28 63 Clark College, since its beginning noted for the 

Printing of Posters and Blanket Tax .... 10 10 intensive scholastic work it demands of its stu- 

J. A. Slocum (Tobacco for Rallies) .... 5 0° dents, has made arrangements whereby it will be 

Delegate to N. E. I. P. S. L 25 00 possible for any man to make certain of getting 

his degree in three years. The plan contemplates 

Total $42357 the establishment of a special summer course, 

Balance $ ^ 53 open on the one hand to students who wish to 

BILLS UNPAID have a somewhat lighter academic burden to 

Wheeler Print Shop (Ballots for June carry during the regular session and on the other 

Elections) $ ^ ^5 hand to those who have deficiencies to make up. 

1916 Bugle (Student Council Picture In- It ;§ stipulated, however, that no man, however 

sert) 4 00 much work he may do during the summer, is to 

G. B. Webber (Sitting for Bugle) 75 be allowed to take his degree in less than three 

years. The new courses naturally will be of full 

Total ^ 7 00 collegiate grade. Tuition to students will be free, 

Deficit ? 5 47 although there will be a slight charge for labora- 

I do hereby certify that the above statement is ^^^y courses. 

.a correct summary of the financial status of the According to a new arrangement established 

Student Council to this date, to my best knowl- ^j^jg y^^j.^ -p^ftg students will have three college 

edge and belief. _ chapel exercises each week instead of six as for- 

Respectfully submitted, merly. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday are the 

Arthur McWilliams, ^jg^yg chosen and 10.50 a. m. is the hour. Jackson 

Secretary and Treasurer. students will have their chapel exercises at the 

I have this day, June 11, IQIS- examined the ^^^^ j^^^^. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 

above account and find the expenditures correct 

and well vouched for. ^ ^^ tfTamtlUS 

WiLMOT B. Mitchell, ^^ IJJ"^ <U,ampuj» 

Faculty Auditor. Keyes '96, White '11 and Lappin '15 were on 

~ the campus last week. 

Che ©tbet Colleges The catalog number of the College bulletin will 

*''*' T • ^ c appear about Dec. i. 

Sixty-seven universities in the United States ^^^^ ,jg ^^^ Holbrook '19, who were severely 

are using simplified spelling, according to the re- j^^^.^ ^^ ^^^ Freshman-Sophomore rush Saturday, 

port of the simplified spelling board. Several j^^^^ recovered from their injuries and are able 

State universities have adopted this method. ^^ ^^ ^^^ ^^^-^^ 

Missouri leads with nine such institutions. Those wishing to apply for scholarships should 

In one of the Western universities a society ^^^ blanks at the treasurer's office, 

has been formed among the- seniors, the purpose r^^^ ^^^^ ^^^ hound race which was to be held 



last Saturday was postponed on account of the 
heavy rain. 

Coach Campbell has requested all students 
other than those out for football and cross-coun- 
try to keep away from the athletic field during 
football practice. 

Candidates for assistant track manager should 
report to Manager Marston at once. 

Campbell '16 preached at North Deering this 

G. A. Allen (?.r-'i8 has left college, going to the 
University of Virginia. 

There will be adjourns next Tuesday, Colum- 
bus day. 

The Y. M. C. A. canvass for new members is 
now on. 

During the summer a vault was placed in the 
treasurer's office and one in the Art Building for 
the preservation of the valuables of the art col- 

Remember the Topsham Fair, Oct. 11, 12, 13. 

There will be an interclass track meet next Sat- 

Sammy Seal, the familiar campus janitor, will 
not be with us this year. 

Fay '19 has the largest girth of head at college 
according to the physical examination. 

The hedge around the Delta has been trimmed, 
presenting a much neater appearance. 

Hill '19 was a soloist at Chapel vespers Sun- 

Opportunity for gym makeups and voluntary 
gym work is being given every afternoon, from 
4.30 to 5.30, Kimball and Ireland in charge. 

Men wishing to try out for the Glee or Mando- 
lin Clubs should report this week to Fuller '16 at 
the D. K. E. house. 

Brooks e.r-'i8 has gone to Harvard this year. 
Eaton '17 has gone to Tufts. 

The Sophomores have elected Hanson captain 
of football, Gray manager, Pendleton captain of 
baseball, Albion manager, and Pirnie captain of 
track, with Call manager. 

The annual football dance will be held Nov. 6. 

All men who entered college late are asked to 
see Foster '16 about their blanket tax. 

The number of men not returning to college 
this fall is in about the same proportion as in pre- 
vious years. The list includes the following: 
Bamford, Bancroft, Boardman, Greeley, Hale, 
Ladd and Soule of 1916; Balfe, Creeden, Cre- 
hore, Foster and Martell of 191 7; Blanchard, 
Brooks, Casper, Coyne, Derby, Emery, Hunt, 
Leydon, Payne, Smethurst, Totman, C. Wyman 
of 1918. Of this number, several intend to re- 
turn to college next semwtet or next year. 

3Iumni Department 

'59. — William H. Stuart, one of Richmond's 
most prominent citizens, died Aug. 24, at the age 
of seventy-one years. He belonged to one of the 
best-known families in Richmond, his father be- 
ing one of the famous shipbuilders of Richmond. 
He received his early education in the local 
schools and the Little Blue School of Farmington, 
and then entered Bowdoin, being graduated in 
the class of 1859. 

During his entire business life Mr. Stuart was 
cashier of the Richmond National Bank, where 
his dealings with the business men of the town 
made him many staunch friends. Only three 
years ago he relinquished his duties, on account 
of advancing years. Since then he devoted much 
of his time to the supervision of the numerous 
farms in which he had invested and on which 
scientific methods are being employed with great 

The best of his thought and energy, however, 
was given to the prosperity of his native town. 
One public concern of great moment to him was 
the Richmond library, of which he served faith- 
fully as librarian for many years. To this work 
he gave unremitting attention, week after week, 
seeking in every way to increase the usefulness 
of the library to his fellow citizens. Every Sat- 
urday evening, until his health failed, he was at 
the library, studying its needs and supervising 
the work. 

He never married, and, two brothers having al- 
ready died, he was the last of his family. 

'■jj. — On account of the preparations that are 
being made for the extension of the coast defence 
and the strengthening of the navy, Robert E. 
Peary, who was retired by act of Congress with 
the rank of rear admiral in recognition of his dis- 
covery of the North Pole in 1909, has offered his 
services to the Navy Department for any duty he 
may be called upon to perform. He has written 
to Secretary Daniels to that effect, offering to 
submit to the necessary physical examination. 
Although Mr. Peary declined to make any state- 
ment, it is known that he is anxious to be of 
active service to his country in the development 
of the program for national defence and pre- 

Rear Admiral Peary has also tendered to the 
Aero Club of America the use of Flag Island in 
Casco Bay for a Maine aeronautical station of 
the aerial coast patrol which the club is endeavor- 
ing to have provided. 

'06.— Robert T. Woodruff, for the last five 
years associated with the law firm of WAHs, 




Can be found at the up-to-date Music store of 


Cor. Mill and Union Sts. 


Catering for Class Parties a specialty. 
Agent lor Hnyler's, Telephone Connection 
116 Lisbon St., Lewiston 


$1.50 per month up. The A. Perow Co. 

Agent — ^Herbert H. Foster, 

7 Maine Hall 

Snappy Fall Shoes 
at Major's 

Commonwealth Shoe Go's 






400 Washington Street, Boston, Mass. 




Jennie S. Harvey announces opening of classes in 
the latest Ball Room Dancing. Private instructions 
by appointment, individually or in small classes. 
The popularSaturday evening classes and assemblies 
for College students, at Pythian Hall, vrill open 
Bhortly, exact date announced next week. 


Studio: 26 Garden St., BatI). 

Stevens, Underwood & Mayo, of Lynn, Mass., 
has formed a law partnership with Ex-Mayor C. 
Neal Barney of Lynn. 

In Bowdoin Mr. Woodruff made Phi Beta 
Kappa and won other honors in scholarship. He 
was subsequently employed in a banking house in 
London, England, for a year, and graduated from 
the Harvard Law School in igio. Since that 
time he has been practicing law in Lynn. 

"ii. — Joseph C. White has opened a law office 
in Bangor. 

'ii. — Chester E. Kellogg, who passed the sum- 
mer at Harpswell Center on the farm formerly 
owned by his grandfather, Rev. Elijah Kellogg, 
Bowdoin '40, has accepted an appointment to the 
staff of the department of psychology in the Uni- 
versity of Minnesota. After graduating with 
honors from Bowdoin, Mr. Kellogg studied phil- 
osophy at the Harvard Graduate School. 

'12. — Arthur D. Welch, who graduated from 
Harvard Law School in June, was admitted to 
the practice of law before Maine courts on Au- 
gust 9 by Justice Haley. 

'12. — Ellison S. Purington has been appointed 
to do scientific work in the electrical department 
of the Bureau of Standards at Washington, D. C. 
Mr. Purington- passed a civil service examination 
at Lewiston with the highest rank of any in the 
United States who took the examination at the 

'14. — Arthur S. Merrillj who directed the boys' 
work at the Augusta Y. M. C. A. during the past 
year, resigned his position and accepted an ap- 
pointment to the faculty of the Maine Central 
Institute at Pittsfield. 

'15. — Alvah B. Stetson has been awarded the . 
third prize of $50 for his essay on the subject, 
"Effects of the Underwood Tariff Law of 1913 
as Bearing upon the Investor; Protection versus 
Free Trade." The prize was offered by the 
American Protective Tariff League of New York 
and was open to senior class men of American 

To the list of marriages recorded in last week's 
issue of the Orient should be added the follow- 

'06.— Raymond A. Tuttle of Attleboro, Mass., 
and Miss Harriet S. Kelsey of Freeport, Sept. 
15, at Freeport. 

'II. — Dr. John E. Cartland of Brunswick and 
:Miss Genevieve E. Dwinal of Auburn, Aug. 26, 
at Auburn. 

'i3._Paul H. Douglas of New York City and 
Miss Dorothy S. Wolff of New York City, Aug. 
21, at Raquette Lake, in the Adirondacks, New 




NO. 14 


Although crippled by a week's gruelling prac- 
tice, Bowdoin had little difficulty in defeating 
Boston College 14 to o on Whittier Field Satur- 
day. The Bowdoin line acted finely, but the back- 
field, crippled by the injuries to Foster, Nevens 
and Pettengill, was weak on the offense. Bow- 
doin's goal was only once in any danger, and for 
the most part, the ball was kept in the middle of 
the field. 

With the exception of a forward pass from 
Shumway to Bradford which resulted in the first 
touchdown, the passing and punting of both 
teams was not up to standard. Bowdoin tried the 
pass five times without success, and Boston's 
three attempts were broken up. The punting, 
too, was poor for both teams, although Stuart 
shows promise. 

Stuart gained considerable ground with his end 
runs, while Dyar showed ability in picking out 
the holes in the Boston line which was no match 
for Bowdoin's heavier line. Tonry and Duffey 
were the leading ground gainers for Boston. The 
first touchdown came in the second quarter. On 
Boston's five yard line, Shumway passed to Brad- 
ford who made a spectacular catch, two of the 
Boston men being after the ball. The second 
touchdown came early in the last quarter, when 
Dyar made a six-yard run through the line for 
the score. Leadbetter kicked the two goals. 

Three men played their first game of 'varsity 
ball for Bowdoin Saturday. Bartlett played a 
hard game in the backfield, while Pike took right 
end in the place of Wood who was injured two 
weeks ago. Oliver played left tackle for a good 
part of the game. As in the first two games. 
Chase played half the game at center. 

It will be difficult to draw conclusions from this 
game as to Bowdoin's prospects in the Maine 
series. In the first place, the team was badly 
crippled, with Nevens, Foster, Wood, Pettengill 
and Beal out of the game. Then, too, the other 
Maine colleges will put up a stronger defense 
than Boston offered. The effects of the coaching 
could be seen in the game yesterday, however, 
and the new men played their game well. 

The game in detail follows : 


Tonry kicked ofif for Boston College. Stuart 

recovered the ball and ran it back from the ten- 
yard to the forty-yard line. Bowdoin kept the 
ball for the next six plays, Stuart and Dyar 
breaking through for short gains. Stuart punted 
to Reagan who ran it back 20 yards. The ball 
was fumbled and Bartlett recovered it. Then 
Dyar gained four, Shumway lost five, and Dyar 
gained one again. An attempt at a forward pass 
was intercepted by Reagan who ran it back to the 
fifteen-yard line. Duffey gained seven yards in 
two plays, and then Wall punted to the 40-yard 
line. Bowdoin was penalized fifteen for illegal 
use of hands. Several punts followed. Stuart 
made one for 45 yards, to Reagan who was 
tackled by Bradford. Tonry then punted back 
30. Stuart again kicked 50 yards. Duffey gained 
six yards. In the next play the ball was fumbled 
and recovered by Wall who made a 2S-yard punt 
to the 33-yard line. In the next six plays Stuart 
and Dyar gained 25 yards, Stuart using his end 
run principally. He attempted a drop kick which 
was unsuccessful. Boston was penalized five 
yards for off-side, and Bowdoin was within easy 
striking distance of their goal, but Duffey punted 
35 yards and the period ended. 


The second period started with the ball on Bos- 
ton's 41-yard line. Bowdoin pushed Boston 
down the field, Dyar gaining 12 yards with a line 
plunge, and Stuart 17 with an end run. It took 
six plays to get to Boston's five-yard line, where 
Shumway's pass to Bradford made the first touch- 
down. Leadbetter kicked the goal. McKenna 
kicked off to the five-yard line and Shumway ran 
it back thirty yards. Stuart punted 20 yards, and 
the two plays which followed resulted in only 
one yard by Reagan and Tonry. Shumway broke 
up a forward pass. Another forward pass by 
McKenna was intercepted by Oliver who ran it 
back to the 34-yard line. Bowdoin held the ball 
in the next three plays but gained only a yard. 
Bradford recovered a fumble. Bowdoin was pen- 
alized ten yards for an off-side play. Duffey and 
Tonry gained three and nine yards respectively. 
Score: Bowdoin 7, Boston o. 


Stuart kicked off to Duffey who ran it back ten 
yards. Tonry and Duffey gained three yards be- 
tween them. Bowdoin gained two on a shift play. 


Boston was penalized fifteen. Duffey punted from 
the five to the 35-yard hne. A forward pass was 
intercepted by Tonry, and Boston College held 
the ball on their twenty-yard line. Kirke ran it 
across the field for no gain. Bartlett gained a 
yard, Stuart made no gain, and Bartlett again 
made five yards. Stuart punted 33, and Daley 
punted back 30, which was run back thirteen by 
Stuart. Bowdoin was penalized fifteen for hold- 
ing. Shumway broke through for a fifteen-yard 
gain, Stuart lost a yard, and then punted for a 
two-yard gain. Reagan lost five, Daley kicked it 
25 yards and it was run back 10 by Stuart. Bow- 
doin then rushed the ball down the field with 
short gains by Stuart and Dyar, and a five-yard 
gain by Pike. The quarter ended with the ball 
on Boston's six-yard line. 


Bowdoin scored on the second play, Dyar going 
six yards for a touchdown. Dyar ran Tonry's 
kick-off back 20 yards. Fitzgerald recovered a 
fumble and Duffey lost seven yards on the next 
play. Dyar gained three and Stuart lost two. 
Stuart punted for fifteen yards. Boston was 
penalized for off-sides. McKenna gained four, 
and Bowdoin worked the delayed pass for a gain. 
Daley punted 12 yards to Stuart. Stuart's 35- 
yard punt was run back 25 by Reagan. Two for- 
ward passes were broken up. Daley punted 35 
and Shumway ran it back ten. Bradford gained 
three. The game ended with Bowdoin in posses- 
sion of the ball near the center of the field. 
Score : Bowdoin 14, Boston 0. 

Bradford, le re, Kirke 

Oliver, Moulton, It rt, Bradley 

Moulton, Young, Ig rg, Dullea, Sullivan 

Chase, Stone, c c, Murray 

Stone, Brewster, rg Ig, Donovan, Rooney 

Leadbetter, rt It, Daley 

Pike, re le, Fitzgerald 

Shumway, qb qb, Reagan 

Bartlett, Peacock, llib rhb. Wall, McKenna 

Stuart, rhb Ihb, Duffey 

Dyar, fb fb, Tonry 

Score : Bowdoin 14, Boston College o. Touch- 
downs, Bradford, Dyar. Goals from touch- 
downs, Leadbetter 2. Referee, T. F. Murphy of 
Harvard; umpire, R. Beebe of Yale; field judge, 
T. H. Kelley of Portland Athletic Club; head 
linesman, J. L. Hooper of Auburn. Two ten and 
two i2-minute quarters. 


To predict Bowdoin's football fortunes success- 
fully is impossible on account of the many inju- 
ries. If the men now out are imable to get into 

the State series, Bowdoin's chances will be small 
enough. But their return should make Bowdoin 
a strong factor. For the same reason any figures 
on the Wesleyan game necessarily fail. 

Men who have been on the bench on account of 
injuries are Foster, Nevens, Pettengill and Mc- 
Clave from the backfield, Drummond and Wood 
at end, and Edwards from the line. The line as 
a whole is in good condition. 

Bowdoin and Wesleyan have not yet played 
the same opponent. Wesleyan has, however, de- 
feated her opponents by decisive scores and Bow- 
doin will have to play her best to win. Wesleyan 
has been strengthened by the return to college of 
half-back Deetjen and presents a strong line-up, 
though without the services of Keenan, who, it 
will be remembered, by a drop-kick for 25 yards, 
won last year's game for Wesleyan 3 to o. 

This last week was probably the hardest the 
squad will have to face. Constant scrimmaging 
and running back of punts and kick-offs have 
been the main work. 

Coach Campbell is very uncommunicative and 
refuses to make any predictions as to future pos- 

Progress in the fall tennis tournament has been 
slow on account of the poor condition of the 
courts. The several matches which have been 
played in the first round to date are as follows: 
Farnham '18 defeated Olson '16, 8-6, 6-0; Carter 
'16 defeated Bachelder '18, 6-2, 2-6, 6-2; DeMott 
'18 defeated Albion '18, 3-6, 6-2, 6-0. Philbrick 
'18 defeated Biggers '17, 6-0, 6-4. 

The best two sets out of three decide the win- 
ner. It is hoped all matches will be played off as 
soon as possible. 


An election for the Football Dance Committee 
was held Thursday afternoon in the Managers' 
Room at the Gymnasium. T,he nominations, as 
made by the Student Council two weeks ago, 
were: 1916 — Sayvvard, Elliot, Fuller, Brackett, 
Dunn; 1917 — Ross, Pike, Marston; 1918 — War- 
ren, Pendleton, MacCormick; 1919 — Savage, 
Sproule, Atwood. The following men were elect- 
ed : Chairman, Fuller '16; 1916 — Dunn; 1917 — 
Marston; 1918 — Pendleton; 1919 — Atwood. 


The following is the list of college preachers 
for the coming year: October 17, Rev. Willard 
L. Sperry, Central Congregational Church, Bos- 
ton, Mass. ; December 19, Rev. Charles R. Brown, 
D.D.. Yale University, New Haven, Ct. ; Febru- 


ary 27, Rev. Albert Parker Fitch, LL.D., Presi- 
dent of Andover Seminary, Cambridge, Mass. ; 
April 16, Rev. Edward F. Sanderson, Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 


Sampson '17 has been chosen to assist Foster 
'16 in the preparation and sale of the annual 
Bowdoin calendar. A beautiful white leather 
■calendar is being prepared and will be placed on 
sale December tenth. 


The course was by no means in the most favor- 
able condition for a cross-country race last week, 
as a heavy rain made the footing unsteady for 
the runners. Good time resulted, however, and 
the contest ended in a struggle for first place be- 
tween Turner and Irving. The contestants fin- 
ished in the following order: Turner '19, Irving 
'i6, Wyman '18, Hamlin '18, Jacob '18, Mosher 
'19, Jones '18, Warren '19,. Gardner '19, Roper 
'18, Hildreth '18, Savage '18, Simonton '18, 
O'Donnell '18, Cole '19, MacCormick '18, Cor- 
mack '17, Ingraham '19. 

Coach Magee wishes to repeat that all men 
who intend to go out for fall track work should 
report at Whittier Field this week. 


The Track Club held an important meeting 
Thursday evening, Oct. 7, at the Beta house. 
There were about 50 present, Captain Leadbetter 
presiding. Marston '17 was unanimously elected 
secretary for the ensuing year; with this excep- 
tion the old officers were continued. 

Captain Leadbetter outlined the work for the 
coming year. He emphasized the necessity of 
working hard and sticking to the job. Coach 
Magee spoke, telling of the excellent prospects 
and urging all, old men and new, to show their 
spirit and come out at once. His talk was inter- 
esting, straight-forward and to the point, and his 
hearers were much impressed. Manager Marston 
promised that he and Assistant Manager Walker 
would do their part toward putting out a win- 
ning team. 

The appointment of Irving '16 as captain of 
cross-country was announced and Manager Mar- 
ston gave out the following schedule: 

Oct. 8. Handicap Cross-Country Race. 

Oct. 22. Bowdoin Freshmen vs. Hebron Acad- 
emy (pending). 

Oct. 26. Interclass Cross-Country Race. 

Oct. 29. Dual Cross-Country Race: Bowdoin 
vs. New Hampshire State, at Brunswick (date 

Nov. 2. Annual Fall Interclass Track Meet. 

Nov. 5. M. I. C. A. A. Cross-Country Race at 

Nov. 13. N. E. I. C. A. A. Cross-Country Race 
at Boston. 

Taken as a whole the meeting was one of the 
most enthusiastic and successful ever held in the 
history of the club. All seemed ready to do hard 
work in order that the team might be as success- 
ful as possible. Meetings of the club are to be 
held every month during the college year and all 
members should attend. 


The Masque and Gown offers a prize of ten 
dollars for the best original musical comedy. The 
contest is open to all undergraduates. The award 
will be made on the basis of plot and lyrics, and, 
if the music is also original, that will be taken 
into consideration. The contest will be judged 
by a committee of the faculty which has the 
power to withhold the award if nothing suitable 
is presented. Manuscripts must be sent to the 
president of the Masque and Gown on or before 
November 20. 


The following members of the faculty have 
been appointed as advisors for the various fra- 
ternities: Alpha Delta Phi, Professor Cram; Psi 
Upsilon, Professor Files; Delta Kappa Epsilon, 
Dean Sills; Zeta Psi, Professor Johnson; Theta 
Delta Chi, Professor Mitchell; Delta Upsilon, 
Professor Brown; Kappa Sigma, Mr. Langley; 
Beta Theta Pi, Dr. Gross; Bowdoin Club, Presi- 
dent Hyde; Beta Chi, Professor Ham. 


The chapel exercises Sunday were conducted 
as a memorial service for the late Bishop Codman 
of Portland. President Hyde, before introducing 
the principal speaker. Dean Sills, said, "The 
church, the state and the college had a devoted 
friend in Bishop Codman." Professor Sills spoke 
especially of the Bishop's relation to Bowdoin. 
His generous aid and sympathy was never lack- 
ing to the college and several students were as- 
sisted in entering Bowdoin by his active encour- 
agement and aid. The deceased was a member 
of the Harvard Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi and 
often visited the house of the local chapter. He 
frequently remarked that nothing refreshed him 
more than an evening spent with his younger fra- 
ternity brothers. 

The service closed with the singing of an an- 
them by a quartet composed of Leadbetter '16, 
Haseltine '17, Thomas '18 and Hill '19. 




The BOWDOIN Poblishikg Company 
IN THE Interests of the Students of 



DwiGHT H. Sayward, 1916, 
Donald W. Philbrick,I9I7, 
J. Glenwood Winter, 1916, 


Managing Editor 

Alumni Editor 

Bela W. Norton, 1918, The Other Colleges 

Whitney Coombs, 1918, With The Faculty 

Robert G. Albion, 1918, On The Campus 

Edward C. Hawes, 1916 
William S. Cormack, 1917 
Frank E. Noyes, 1917 
Franklin D. MacCormick, 1918 

Contributions are requested from all undergraduates 
alumni and faculty. No anonymous contributions can 
be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions should be 
addressed to the Business Manager of the Bowdoin Pub- 
lishing Co. Subscriptions, ;?2.oo per year, in advance. 
Single copies, 10 cents. 


Herbert H. Foster, 1916, 
Percy F. Crane, 1917, 

Business Manager 
Assistant Manager 

Entered at Post-Office at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter 

Vol. XLV. OCTOBER 12, 1915 No. 14 

The Football Dance 

As the time for the proposed football dance 
draws near, we wonder if the night of the last 
home football game is the date best fitted for a 
college dance. It is not ; nearly any other time 
would suit the college better. 

We are constantly faced with the disappoint- 
ing prospect of seeing good men turned towards 
other colleges, — men who, we like to think, would 
naturally come to Bowdoin. We must not avoid 
this fact : if we are to get good men we must work 
for them. Competition is keen. We can waste 
no opportunities. 

One of the best opportunities of introducing 
men to the college is the Maine game. The ex- 
citement and enthusiasm of any championship 

contest will do more to swing undecided men to 
Bowdoin than any amount of dry statistics and 
heart-to-heart talks. 

Furthermore, from the last football game to the 
indoor meets, there is no time to show men the 
college under any conditions other than those of 
humdrum everyday life,— not particularly appeal- 
ing to the average man. 

There is another consideration, of minor im- 
portance, perhaps to the undergraduate, but quite 
real to the alumnus, who, returning for the game, 
is unable to occupy his customary couch in the 
fraternity house. 

Thanksgiving or Christmas offer no such op- 
portunities for rushing men. But a dance at 
either time, preferably at Christmas, would be 
fully as successful. 

And there is this added advantage. The foot- 
ball dance is on Saturday night. Dancing must 
stop at midnight. A Christmas dance could go 
the faculty limit. 

It is not too late to make the change this year. 
We hope that the committee will at least consider 
it. Serious consideration will, we think, result in 
postponement of the dance till Christmas. 


An Alumni Bulletin 

We print in this issue a letter from Mr. Leigh, 
a former editor of the , Orient, advocating an 
enlarged issue of the Orient at regular intervals 
"to serve as a medium between the alumni and 
the college." The possibilities of this plan are so 
ably set forth in Mr. Leigh's letter that no re- 
statement here is necessary. 

We will say, however, that we are heartily in 
favor of an alumni bulletin, connected if possible 
with the Orient. The chief stumbling block has 
been financial. Perhaps the college may soon see 
its way clear to give pecuniary assistance. The 
College Bulletin and the Orient inight be com- 
bined with smaller total expense. 

Alumni and faculty aid must be enrolled for 
preparation of material. We readily confess our 
inabilities. The Orient Board should and would 
do all in its power to aid in an alumni bulletin, 
but the policy of a bulletin and the majority of its 
material belong justly to those of more mature 


To the Editor of the Orient: — 

Ever since I was puzzled, as editor of the 
Orient, with the problem of making that organ 
at once a newspaper and magazine, I have been 
interested in the establishment of some organ to 
serve as a medium between the alumni and the 



College, an organ which should contain all that 
range of material which the crowded Orient 
communications so inadequately cover. Three 
years ago our Board proposed the so-called Out- 
look plan providing for an enlarged monthly edi- 
tion of the Orient edited by alumni, faculty and 
student representatives. The merits of this 
scheme have been enumerated in these columns. 
Briefly they are: the advantages of great varia- 
tion in size and the use of an organized journal 
instead of establishment of a separate organ. Oc- 
casional Orient editorials have advocated the 
plan since its first proposal ; it has appeared in 
the discussions of the Bowdoin Publishing Com- 
pany, and the Alumni Council was advised to 
consider it. But the proposition still remains in 
the populous graveyard of neglected and forgot- 
ten schemes which have had their brief life on 
these editorial pages. Now, however, that the 
Bowdoin Union has been resurrected from its 
burial place and is actually to be a reality, I take 
fresh hope in bringing this proposition again be- 
fore Orient readers. 

In this time of overpopulated newstands any 
new journal surely needs a justification. May I 
offer as the best statement of such a justification 
a quotation from The College Man and the Col- 
lege Woman? "The alumni, especially the young 
alumni, can render their alma mater the greatest 
service at this point. They should compare the 
course of study in their institution with the best 
courses that are offered elsewhere. They should 
watch with jealous interest every new election 
or appointment, and know precisely what the elec- 
tion or appointment means ; whether first it is on 
the side of retrogression or progress, whether it 
means improvement or decline." Here is ex- 
pressed a valuable function which the alumni of 
Bowdoin should exercise. 

But how shall this large body of comparison 
and information be brought to the college and to 
the alumni? The Orient has not the space for 
such work and its editorial staff is too immature 
for ably handling such material ; the college bul- 
letin and annual reports fail to cover the ground 
and give no opportunity for general expression 
or consecutive discussion. The Alumni Council, 
for which some had high hopes, is constitutional- 
ly unfit for the task. If it seeks to be representa- 
tive in membership it is geographically impossible 
for its members to meet; if it is organized so as 
to make meetings possible it fails to be represen- 
tative of region or opinion. What then is left? 
There are the alumni association meetings and 
the commencement reunions. These serve a val- 
uable purpose, no doubt, but they are sporadic 

and serve only a limited number. Too often the 
discussion at such times seldom rises above the 
athletic record, the "good old days" or the annual 
total of gifts. None of these organs can fulfill 
the function which the President points out as 

Throughout the country there are Bowdoin 
alumni eager to hear what is really going on at 
Bowdoin, what the College is doing for its stu- 
dents, what some of its more prominent alumni 
are doing. Throughout the country there are 
alumni who could contribute something of real 
value to college opinion and policy. On the fac- 
ulty there are surely many who would welcome 
the opportunity of prolonging their relations with 
their former students in this way. Among the 
undergraduate body there are those who would 
profit by an opportunity to enter this field of un- 
dergraduate writing, students whom the Quill 
would abash and the Orient obscure. 

Such an alumni magazine Bowdoin needs, and 
needs especially in these times of educational un- 
rest and criticism. It is fundamental that prog- 
ress in a college community as well as in social 
life in the large comes through wide opportunity 
for discussion and comparison. A wide variation 
of opinion and intelligent integration of the best 
of the opinion should be the object of a public 
institution such as Bowdoin College. A service 
of considerable value would be done to Bowdoin 
by any group, faculty, alumni or Student Coun- 
cil, which should launch a Bowdoin alumni 
monthly in connection with the Orient. 

Robert D. Leigh. 
Reed College, Portland, Ore. 

Sept. 20, 1915. 


Commencing this year there will be but one set 
of entrance examinations given in June, those at 
the early part of the month. Those given at the 
college on Commencement Day and the Friday 
and Saturday following will be abandoned. There 
will be, however, an opportunity to take examina- 
tions at the same time they are given at the 

Wednesday afternoon the Freshmen and Soph- 
omores met in the second game of the baseball 
series. Like the first game, it was a pitcher's 
battle between Butterfield and Pendleton. The 
former secured 13 strike-outs and allowed three 
hits, while Pendleton is credited with 11 strike- 
outs and was hit safely five times. The only 


Freshman score was a home run by Thomas in jects suggested by the executive committee for 

the third inning, although they threatened several the intercollegiate debates. The subjects are: 

times to force another man across the plate. The "Municipal Home Rule," and "Recognition of the 

Sophomore run, made by Woodman, was the re- Carranza Government of Mexico by the United 

suit of bunched hits in the ninth. Umpire Fraser States." 

'i6 called the game at the end of the ninth on ac- It was voted that at the next meeting the coun- 

count of darkness. cil should consider the advisability of making all 

Following is the summary : who try for the interclass and Bradbury debates, 

SOPHOMORES ab r bh po a e eligible to membership in the council. At present 

Woodman, cf 4 i o 2 o o only members of English 5 and those who have 

Murch, 2b 4 o i i participated in the intercollegiate debates are eli- 

Donnell, c 3 11 2 o gible. 

Needleman, 3b ... 4 o 2 2 o The council appointed Marston '17 chairman of 

Farnham, ib 2 o o 9 o the committee in charge of the Freshman-Sopho- 

Pendleton, p 4 I o 7 o niore debate ; and chose Jacob '18 head of the 

Moulton, rf 4 o o o committee in charge of interscholastic debates. 

Stearns, ss 3 i o 2 At this meeting also, Jacob '18 was elected 

Reynolds, If 2 o i r vice-president of the council and Moran '17 as- 

— — — — — — sistant manager. 

Totals 30 I 3 27 II 2 At the Athletic Council meeting held Saturday 

FRESHMEN ab r bh po a e evening, Oct. 8, there was some discussion con- 

McPherson, ib . . . 4 I o i cerning baseball, during which the progress in 

Larrabee, 2b 4 2 i (-iig matter of securing a coach was reported. 

Boratis, 2b o o o o -phe cross-country schedule, given in another 

Smith, cf o o o column, was considered and approved. 

Butterfield, p 4 o I 5 it was not definitely decided to send a cross- 
Finn, ss 3 o o 2 country team to the New England Meet. 

Robinson, c 4 o i 14 3 

McCulloch, lb .... 2 o I o o /jp<,*««tttf 

sproui, lb 2 o 7 I 2 Dn tbe Campus 

White, rf 4 o 2 o C. Brown '15 was on the campus last week. 

Small, If 4 o i i o o Alton Lewis '15 is teaching and coaching at 

Thomas, cf, 2b ... 3 i i o Hebron this year. 

— — — — — — Barton '19 was called to Portland last week by 
Totals 34 I 5 27 13 2 the serious illness of his father. 

Sophomores 00000000 i — i p. L. Card, H. E. Verrill and K. E. Ramsay, 

Freshmen o o I o o o o o — i all of 191 5, were on the campus Saturday. 

Two base hit, Robinson; home run, Thomas; Adjourns are being given today in all courses 

stolen base, Pendleton; first base on balls, off on account of Columbus Day. 

Pendleton i, off Butterfield 2; hit by pitcher, by D. K. Merrill '15, who is principal of Lisbon 

Butterfield, Farnham; struck out, by Pendleton High School, was on the campus Sunday. 

II, by Butterfield 13; wild pitch, Pendleton. Swift '17 was operated on, Thursday, for apr 

Time, 2 hrs. Umpire, Fraser '16. pendicitis at the Augusta General Hospital. 

For the first time in several years the observa- 

MASQUE AND GOWN READING tQj.y is being used this year. 

The Ivy Day play will be "Mrs. Dot" by the Duck hunting in the vicinity of Brunswick has 

author of' "Jack Straw." A reading will be held been reported good this season, 

in the music room at 7.00 o'clock, Thursday after- xhe Topsham Fair comes on Tuesday, Wed- 

noon. Any one thinking of trying out for the nesday and Thursday of this week, 

play should come. In any case, it is worth hear- m. S. Woodbury '03, of Clifton Springs, N. Y., 

ino-. and D. C. Drummond '09 were on the campus 

last week. 

tfTIllh atin Council "Triangle tickets" to Topsham Fair may be ob- 

QJ.IUO anO VSLDUnUl tained gratis by all Freshmen applying to Profes- 

The Debating Council met last Tuesday even- ^^^ Moody, 

ing. The manager of the council submitted a re- Those men who have not received Orients this 
port in which were given the two tentative sub- 



year should hand their names and college ad- 
dresses to Foster '16. 

Sophomores can receive their English i note- 
books by applying at the English room in Me- 
morial Hall. 

The Freshmen who have reported as candidates 
for assistant track manager are: Hilton, Maho- 
ney, Safford and Tebbets. 

At the game Saturday afternoon, five or six 
youthful football enthusiasts took a tumble, when 
the branch of a pine tree, just beyond the fence, 
broke without warning. 

J. F. Hamburger "lo, J. E. Dunphy '13, C. A. 
Brown '14, F. X. Callahan '14, C. L. Russell '14 
and P. J. Koughan '15 were on the campus for 
the Boston College game. 

Brackett '16, Churchill '16 and Crane '17 at- 
tended the convention of Delta Upsilon at Ithaca, 
N. Y., Friday and Saturday of last week. 

A large number of Bowdoin students have al- 
ready bought tickets to the Music Festival to be 
held at Portland Oct. 12, 13 and 14. 

Witt '19 has left college to enter major league 
baseball. He has signed a two-year contract 
with Connie Mack and will try out with the Ath- 
letics next spring. 

The '19 banner was removed from Memorial 
Hall on Friday, in due time to make room for the 
flag on Columbus Day. It was necessary to take 
down the flag pole to accomplish this. 

There will be a reading of the road and Ivy 
play, "Mrs. Dot," at 7 o'clock Thursday evening 
in the music room. All men, especially Fresh- 
men, contemplating going out for the play should 
attend. There are ten parts in the play. 

All Freshman candidates for assistant manager 
of the Masque and Gown should hand their 
names immediately to Stride '17 at the D. U. 
house. Those going out for property man should 
hand their names to Joyce '18. 

Irving '16 and Crosby '17 were in Augusta the 
first of last week, taking the preliminary exami- 
nations for the Rhodes scholarship. One man 
from Bates is also competing for the three-year 
course at Oxford. 

The pamphlet "Life at Bowdoin" may now be 
obtained at the Dean's office. Each student is en- 
titled to one copy which will be sent to any ad- 
dress he leaves at the Dean's office. 

The students in South Maine have installed a 
new telephone in their end. The number is 171. 
Two tablets of polished wood have been put up 
in the Classical Room, in Memorial Hall. One 
bears the names of all the winners of the Sewall 
Greek Prize; the other, those of the winners of 
the Sewall Latin Prize. Both of these prizes 
were first awarded in 1879. The fund for them 

was given by Professor Jotham Bradbury Sewall, 
of the class of 1848, formerly Professor of Greek 
in this college. 

The following men are candidates for the 
chapel choir: 19 16 — Burnham, Fuller, Leadbet- 
ter, McDonald, Merrill, Parmenter and Wood- 
man; 1917 — Biggers, Fobes, Haseltine, Ross and 
Seward; 1918— Chase, Joyce, Lane, Stetson and 
Thomas; 1919 — Dunham, Hill and Turner. 


Hall of Theta of Delta Kappa Epsilon 
Theta of Delta Kappa Epsilon desires to put on 
record a tribute to the memory of its beloved 
alumnus. Professor George T. Little yy, and an 
expression of the great loss that it has sus- 
tained in his death. Through the more than 
forty years of his connection with Bowdoin, Dr. 
Little never faltered in his loyal devotion to our 
Brotherhood, and he never failed, amid the many 
responsibilities of a busy life, to give constant 
thought and effort to its welfare. As an older 
brother to all of us, as a neighbor to our Chapter 
home, as a director of the Theta Chapter House 
Association for fifteen years and as the father of 
two of our younger members, his many ties with 
Delta Kappa Epsilon grew stronger with the 
years. It is ours to cherish his inspiring exam- 
ple of a stainless life, devoted to the noblest ideals 
and given ungrudgingly to the service of others. 
Richard Stearns Fuller, 
Donald Ward Philbrick, 
WiLLARD Arnold Savage, 

For the Chapter. 


13. Topsham Fair. 

3.30. Freshman Rehearsal for Mandolin 

14. 7.00. Reading of "Mrs. Dot," in the Music 


16. Wesleyan at Middletown. 

Bowdoin Second with Hebron at Hebron. 
Freshman-Sophomore Baseball Game. 

17. College Preacher. 

19. Fraternity Initiations. 

aiumni Department 

'77._Rear Admiral Robert E. Peary, U.S.N., 
at a luncheon of the Rotary Club of Portland, 
gave an interesting analysis of the Swiss military 
system. The proceedings of the meeting have 
been published in pamphlet form and some of Ad- 
miral Peary's statements are emphasized in the 



make-up of it. Under the caption, "Enormous 
National Asset," he says : "Think what an enor- 
mously valuable civic and economic national asset 
it vvrould be to have among us millions of boys, 
yours and mine among them, taught to take care 
of themselves physically, to carry themselves 
erectly, to be manly; boys being trained in disci- 
pline, in system, in self-control, in self-reliance, 
obedience, loyalty and determination to carry to 
a finish the task that has been assigned or under- 
taken. And millions of young men trained in 
the fundamentals of military drill and move- 
ments, in the art of giving and obeying orders, 
and possessed of the knowledge of how to handle 
men ; a knowledge just as valuable for business 
purposes as for military." This the Admiral 
argues is for the highest national efficiency in 
times of peace, and it is an optimistic argument 
in favor of military preparedness. 

'03. — Niles L. Perkins has been appointed quar- 
termaster at the National Home at Togus by the 
board of managers of the national soldiers' homes 
of the United States. The appointment will take 
effect on Nov. i. The position is one of the high- 
est offices at the Togus home and carries with it a 
splendid salary. 

Mr. Perkins graduated from Cony High School 
in 1899 and from Bowdoin in 1903. He studied 
one year in the graduate school at Harvard, and 
following this studied two years at Harvard Law 
School. He then entered the law office of Wen- 
dall P. McGown in New York City and located 
there for a year and a half. Ill health necessitat- 
ed his return to his home in Augusta. 

In the last municipal election in the city of 
Augusta, Mr. Perkins ran for mayor on the Dem- 
ocratic ticket, and was defeated only by a major- 
ity of less than 100 votes by his classmate, Blaine 
S. Viles '03. Mr. Perkins was also campaign 
manager for E. E. Newbert, candidate for the 
Democratic nomination for Governor, in the last 
primary election. 

Mr. Perkins is a Commandery Mason, an Elk. 
a member of the Loyal Order of Moose and of 
the Knights of Pythias. At Bowdoin and Har- 
vard Law School he was a member of the Mar- 
shall Club, a society founded by John Marshall, a 
former chief justice of the United States. 

'08. — Chester H. Yeaton has been on the cam- 
pus recently. Mr. Yeaton received the degree of 
Ph.D. from the University of Chicago last Au- 
gust. This year he is teaching mathematics at 
the University of Michigan. 

'09. — Daniel F. Koughan, for the past few 
years principal of Topsham High School, is in- 
structor in French in the Portland High School. 
His successor in Topsham is Francis T. Garland 



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Jennie S. Harvey announces opening of clashes in 
the latest Ball Room Dancinn. I'r.vaie instructions 
Ipy appointment, individually or in tmiall clas^es. 
The popular Saturday eveninsr clas>-es and assemblies 
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NO. 15 


Wesleyan, for the second time in two years, 
won her game from Bowdoin by a single drop- 
kick. The game was well played and unusually 
even. There were few penalties and much time 
out for injuries although the game was cleanly 
played. Deetjen of Wesleyan starred on end 
runs, long kicks and at forward passing. His 
long kicks for thirty to forty yards when Wes- 
leyan was hard pressed saved the game time after 
time. In the third quarter Wesleyan's forward 
passes, four in a row, brought the ball to the 
thirty-five yard line where Eustis, who kicked 
the winning drop-kick of last year, duplicated the 
trick and won the game. 

Bowdoin played well and hard. She had fine 
defense and a heavier line than Wesleyan, Brad- 
ford and Leadbetter starring. Stuart's kicks 
were well placed and of good length. Both Bow- 
doin quarters put pep into their team and used 
good judgment in their selection of plays. 

Wesleyan played with a crippled team, Sargent 
being absent from the line with an injured leg, 
and Harmon, Becker and Captain Hingeley all 
being out with injuries. Bowdoin made the most 
gains through the line, the middle of the Wes- 
leyan line being the most vulnerable spot. Wes- 
leyan made most of her gains around the ends. 
Straight football predominated except for the 
forward passes used by Wesleyan. 

The game was played for the most part in the 
middle of the field and there were few first downs 
made. Each team had but few chances to score 
and the defense always tightened near the danger 


Stuart opened the game by kicking to Stookey 
on the S-yard line. Deetjen and Stookey to- 
gether made 8 yards. After Deetjen had taken 
the ball for a 30-yard run around Bowdoin's right 
end, Stookey was thrown for a loss of 5 yards 
and Crafts made 3 yards through center. Short 
forward passes netted 5 yards. Another pass 
failed. Deetjen punted to Dyar. Three downs 
with only a one-yard gain on attempted line 
plunges forced Stuart to punt to Slocum who 
missed the ball and recovered it on the 20-yard 
line. Deetjen carried the ball for a 30-yard end 
run and Crafts followed with an 8-yard gain 

through center. The ball went to Bowdoin on a 
fumble. A series of plays in which Shumway, 
Dyar and Stuart figured only netted six yards 
and Stuart punted to Stookey. Deetjen made 
eight yards on end runs. Crafts four yards 
through center, and Stookey three yards through 
right tackle. After an attempted end run by 
Stookey, Deetjen punted to Shumway. Attempt- 
ed line plunges netted no gains for Bowdoin and 
Stuart was forced to punt. Markthaler and 
Stookey failed to gain and Deetjen punted. The 
quarter ended with the ball in mid field. 


Deetjen was thrown for a five-yard loss on an 
end run. An attempted forward pass failed and 
Bartlett intercepted another on the 40-yard line. 
Phillips went in for Shumway, whose arm was 
badly sprained. End runs gained Bowdoin her 
first down of the game, but was forced to give it 
up soon. Line plunges failed for Wesleyan and 
Deetjen was forced to punt, Stuart punting back 
at once. Phillips intercepted a pass, and gained 
two yards. Stuart punted. Wesleyan was unable 
to penetrate Bowdoin's left side, defended by 
Leadbetter and Moulton. Deetjen punted. The 
quarter ended with the ball in Bowdoin's posses- 
sion in mid field. 


Stuart kicked to Peck who ran back 5 yards 
from the 25-yard line. Line plunges failed ; Deet- 
jen punted, Stuart returning the punt after one 
down had only netted one yard. Deetjen carried 
the ball for a 25-yard run. Wilbur gained eight 
yards and Markthaler three around the end for 
first down. A series of line plunges failed and on 
the third down, Peck called Eustis back, who 
drop-kicked 35 yards for the first score of the 

Stuart kicked to Wilbur who carried the ball 
up the field 12 yards. Leadbetter and Moulton 
proved a stumbling block and Deetjen punted. 
Bowdoin was unable to gain and Stuart returned 
the punt after the third down. An exchange of 
punts followed. Deetjen's forward pass to Hal- 
lock netted 35 yards. Line plunges and short end 
runs by Deetjen put the ball on the five-yard line. 
Wesleyan was penalized 15 yards for holding the 
ball on the 25-yard line. A forward pass from 
Peck to Boswell netted seven yards, but Leadbet- 



ter intercepted the next pass. Stuart at once 
kicked the ball out of danger. A series of at- 
tempted forward passes failed for Wesleyan. 
Wesleyan was in possession of the ball at the end 
of the quarter on her 25-yard line. 


Stookey and Crafts made no gains and Oliver 
intercepted a forward pass on the 15-yard line. 
Phillips carried the ball 28 yards around right 
end. Bowdoin was powerless to gain and Stuart 
attempted to drop-kick from the 45-yard line. 
Forward passes again failed, and Bartlett punted. 
Deetjen punted back and on a fake kick play 
Eustis intercepted a pass on the 25-yard line. 
Bowdoin and Wesleyan exchanged kicks after 
each could make no gain. Bowdoin tried three 
forward passes, all being blocked by Crafts. 
Stuart punted to Slocum on the 30-yard line, who 
ran back five yards. Leadbetter was knocked out 
when he tackled Slocum. The quarter ended with 
the ball on Wesleyan's 45-yard line. 

The score follows : — 

Hallock, le re, Stanley, Drummond, Pike 

Wilkinson, Hughes, lt...rt, Leadbetter, Campbell 

Young, Ig rg, Brewster 

Eustis, c c. Stone 

Stookey, Markthaler, Studwell, lhb...rhb, Stuart 

Slocum, Peck, qb qb, Shumway, Phillips 

Deetjen, rhb Ihb, Dyar 

Crafts, Wilbur, fb fb, Bartlett, Peacock 

Score : Wesleyan 3, Bowdoin o. Goal from 
field: Eustis. Referee: Johnson, Springfield Y. 
M. C. A. Training School. Umpire: McGrath, 
Boston College. Head linesman: Kingdon, Co- 
lumbia. Time: 14, 12, 14, 12. 


The Maine series starts Saturday with the four 
colleges quite evenly matched and all confident. 
Bates has the lightest team of the four, yet the 
Amherst game showed that light teams are not to 
be despised. The injuries which our team sus- 
tained in the Wesleyan game and in the practice 
of two weeks ago have somewhat handicapped 
Bowdoin in the race, yet it is probable that Fos- 
ter, Nevens and Wood will be in shape for the 
series. The loss of Shumway will be felt at 
quarter, yet Phillips may prove a worthy succes- 
sor. The line has acted well in the four games 
Bowdoin has played, and we have not been able 
to see what the backfield can do since the New 
Hampshire game. Another week's practice such 
as that following the Amherst game, would prob- 
ably be fatal to Bowdoin's chances, for in a col- 
lege of this size there are not the men to draw 
upon to replace the injured. 

The game with Colby Saturday will be an im- 
portant one in determining our place in the series, 
for the Waterville college promises to be a for- 
midable rival. In the game with Norwich, last 
Saturday, twenty-six men were used, and three 
surprisingly good finds were made — a quarter- 
back, a halfback and a tackle. To be sure, the ab- 
sence of Ginger Eraser will be felt on the Colby 
team this year, and their line was considerably 
weakened by graduation last year. Cawley has 
been doing great things in the backfield this fall 
again, and is the mainstay of the team. In last 
year's game, Colby outweighed Bowdoin ten 
pounds to a man, but the teams will be evener this 

Bates will probably be the easiest of the three 
teams which we play, although Bowdoin was 
overconfident in last year's game. If the back- 
field is in good condition for the Bates game, our 
line should be able to look out for the rest of it. 
Open playing will probably be resorted to by 
Bates. Maine will offer stiff opposition, but does 
not appear as formidable as Colby. There are a 
number of veterans on the team who have shown 
up well in the first few games. 

Bowdoin and Maine both defeated Boston Col- 
lege by the same score — 14 to 0. Bowdoin de- 
feated New Hampshire State 19 to o, while Colby 
scored 18 to o on them. These results appear 
quite even, but in both of those games the Maine 
colleges were not exerting themselves and many 
new men were tried out. Colby showed up well 
against Harvard, better than Maine did against 
Yale. Bates played a strong game in its first 
game with the Massachusetts Aggies, which the 
latter won with a 7 to o score. In the Wesleyan 
game, Bowdoin's line held well, and with the ex- 
ception of the drop kick, the two teams played a 
fairly even game. Bowdoin has not played 
against such teams as Harvard and Yale, yet it 
has had two quite even rivals in Amherst and 

The Campbell coaching will be watched with 
interest Saturday, for the team will be playing in 
dead earnest. With the coaching and a whole 
team, Bowdoin's chances look good. 


On account of fraternity initiations tonight and 
consequent late hours, adjourns have been grant- 
ed in all courses Wednesday morning. After- 
noon classes will be held as usual. 


The fall college dance will be Nov. 6, the night 
of the Bowdoin-Maine football game, according 
to the decision of the recently elected committee. 




Roy Foulke, 

Alpha Delta Phi 
From 1919 
Rand Augustus Dunham, 
Bateman Edwards, 
Donald Shackley Higgins, 
Jacob Barker Ham, 
William Frye Martin, 
Donald McDonald, 
Charles Edward Thomas, 

Rum ford 




Lexington, Mass. 


Portsmouth, N. H. 

Gaston McFarland Stephens, New Bedford, Mass. 


From 1917 

Paul Glen Kent, 

Fitchburg, Mass. 

From 1918 

Jean Paul Hamlin, 


Oscar Lawrence Hamlin, 


From 1919 

William Angus, 

Manchester, Mass. 

Delmont Thurston Dunbar, 


Gordon Sweat Hargraves, 

West Buxton 

Newell Lyon Hemenway, 


James Fuller Ingraham, 


Leon Leighton, Jr., 


Delta Kappa Epsilon 

From 1919 

Lewis Albert Burleigh, Jr., 


Clifford Allen Butterfield, 


James Cottrell Doherty, 

Springfield, Mass- 

Louis Whittier Doherty, 

Springfield, Mass. 

Rolland Craig Farnham, 

Needham, Mass. 

Robert Hammond Haynes, 


Ralph Irving, West Roxbury, Mass. 

Warren Carleton Merrill, 


George Evans Minot, 


Henry Chester Nelson, 


Durrell Leighton Noyes, 

Winter Harbor 

George Alden Safford, Jr., 


Arno Charles Savage, 


Parker Brooks Sturgis, 


Theta Delta Chi 

From 1918 

John Thomas Reynolds, New Haven, Conn. 

From 1919 

Lawrence Gould Barton, 
Robert Towle Burr, 
Edward Corcoran, 
Daniel Francis Mahoney, ■ 
Lawrence McCulloch, 
Hugh Addison Mitchell, 
Harlow Baynum Mosher, 

Zeta Psi 
From 1919 
William Michael Fay, 


Dorchester, Mass. 

Norwich, Conn. 


Ashmont, Mass. 



Paul Rittenhouse Leech, 
Reginald Thomas Lombard, 
Charles Bernard Maclninch, 
Andrew Mace Rollins, Jr., 
Reginald Thorton Small, 
Charles Myron Sprague, 
Merrill Frederick Sproul, 
Perley Smith Turner, 
John Carroll White, 

White Plains, New York 

Philadelphia, Penn. 

South Poland 

St. Stephen, N. B. 







Delta Upsilon 
From 1919 
Raymond Loring Atwood, 
John Wesley Coburn, 
Lincoln Benner Farrar, 
Harold Dunn Hersum, 
William Ellis Hutchinson 
Howe Samuel Newell, 
Ether Shepley Paul, 2nd, 
Howard Patrick, 
Lloyd Robert Pendleton, 
Duncan Scarborough, 
Donald Harmon Tebbets, 





Springfield, Mass. 

Pittsburgh, Pa. 


Framingham, Mass. 

Dark Harbor 

Dedham, Mass. 


Brookline, Mass. 

Kappa Sigma 
From 1917 

Clarence Leslie Gregory, 

From 1919 

Andrew Joseph Boratis, 

Grant Butler Cole, 

Russell Davey, 

Robert Porter Ewer, 

Edward Burney Finn, 

William Edward Hill, 

Frank Arthur Hilton, Jr., 

Albert Davis Holbrook, 

Orett Forest Robinson, 

Francis Codd Warren, 

Eben Morrison Whitcomb, 

Ruel Whitney Whitcomb, 

Beta Theta Pi 
From 1919 
Myron Roberts Grover, 
John Henry Kern, 
Louis Blalock McCarthy, West 
John A. E. McClave, 
Milton Morse McGorrill, 
Stephen Erving Perkins, 
Almon Bird Sullivan, 
Rufus Harris Tillson, 
James Elmon Vance, 

Beta Chi 
From 1918 
Walter Huron Lane, 
William Haley Van Wart, 


Westfield, Mass. 

Springfield, Mass. 

Holyoke, Mass. 


Lynn, Mass. 

Meriden, Conn. 





Ellsworth Falls 

Ellsworth Falls 

North Berwick 


Roxbury, Mass. 

New Jersey 


Bartlett, N. H. 




South Portland 




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Vol. XLV. OCTOBER 19, 1915 



On to Waferville 

The state football series starts next Saturday 
with Bowdoin playing Colby at Waterville and 
Bates playing Maine at Orono. The general en- 
thusiasm about the campus augurs a record- 
breaking crowd to accompany the team. We hope 

The hearty support of friends is of inestimable 
value to a team fighting on foreign ground. To 
many of our players, relatively new at the game, 
the presence of a large band of Bowdoin men 
will give that confidence of which they may be 
robbed by foreign surroundings. 

Every Bowdoin man knows and likes to know 
that feeling of enthusiasm which causes us to 
cheer and sing until we are hoarse, to forget that 

we are ourselves in our loyalty for the college 
and the team. On to Waterville! Our players 
are game, hard fighters, with the strong possibil- 
ity of a championship in sight. We are behind 
them every minute, win or lose. 


Managing Editor 

Alumni Editor 

More Men Needed for Football 

The opening of the Maine series finds Bowdoin 
in need of more men. Our chances are good, but 
we can leave no stone unturned to better them. 
Over fifty men were candidates for the team at 
the beginning of the season, but half have 
dropped out. Those men should come out again, 
determined to stick to the finish. They can help 
bring the championship to Brunswick. 

Why Close Our Buildings Sundays? 

Every pleasant Sunday brings to Brunswick its 
quota of automobile parties whose members wish 
to see the college, — the interiors as well as the 
exteriors of the buildings. But the Library alone 
is open. On Sunday afternoons of fall and 
spring, at least, our buildings could be open under 
the charge of students. The expense to the col- 
lege would not be large. Here is another use for 
the half million. 


14 October, 1915. 
To the Editor of the Orient. 

My dear Sir: — Occasionally in the escapades 
connected with class contests at the opening of 
the college year, thoughtless acts take place that 
sometimes have unforeseen consequences. For 
example, last week the flag staff of the college 
was interfered with, and it would have been im- 
possible to have raised the national flag in case 
of any emergency. I am writing to ask if the 
student body will not in the future recall that it is 
very fitting for the college to display the flag of 
the country often; and will regard it as unseem- 
ly to interfere in any way with the flag staff. 

Very truly yours, 

Kenneth C. M. Sills. 


The Freshmen won the third and deciding 
game of the Freshman-Sophomore baseball se- 
ries Saturday by a score of 11 to 4. In the first 
inning, Butterfield was hit in the arm by a pitched 
ball and prevented from pitching. The Fresh- 
men, however, proved that they had something up 
their sleeve by putting in White who fanned the 
first seven men who faced him, securing 13 strike- 
outs in all and getting three two-base hits. Pen- 
dleton was hit much harder than in either of the 



other games. The score for the three games is as 
follows: 5 to 4, I to I and 11 to 4. The sum- 

McPherson, 3b 
McCulIoch, lb 

Albert, 2b I 

Ewer, cf i 

Butterfield, rf .... 3 
Thomas, cf, If .... 4 

Finn, ss 4 

Robinson, c 4 

White, p 4 

Larrabee, 2b 2 

McCarthy, ib i 

Sylvester, If i 

Boratis, If, 2b i 

Grover, cf i 

*Smith I 

to I 


II to 





■ 5 


■ 3 




36 II ] 


Reynolds, If, cf ... 3 
Woodman, cf, rf . . 4 

Pendleton, p 4 

Donnell, c 2 



Needleman, 3b ... 3 

Murch, 2b 3 

Farnham, ib 3 

Moulton, rf 2 

Van Wart, rf i 

Stearns, ss 3 


*Batted for Boratis in 7th. 

Two-base hits, White 3, Sylvester, Donnell, 
McCulloch ; three-base hit, Finn ; base on balls, 
off White 2; hit by pitched ball, by Pendleton, 
Butterfield; struck out, by White 13, by Pendle- 
ton 10; wild pitches, Pendleton 2. Time, i hr., 
30 m. Umpire, Sam Fraser '16. 


Saturday's game between Hebron Academy 
and a picked-up team from Bowdoin ended in a 
48 to o victory for the prep school boys. The 
big score rolled up against the Bowdoin team 
does not indicate its strength as it played a much 
better game than the result showed, several times 
threatening to cross the Hebron line only to fum- 
ble and lose the ball on each chance. In the first 
period Bowdoin received the kick-off and carried 

the ball to their opponents' fifteen-yard line. A 
pass from Hanson to Holbrook, the only star play 
made by Bowdoin's team, was a feature of this 
advance. Weakness in Bowdoin's line was ap- 
parent but in the backfield Sprague played a fine 
game on the defensive while McConaughy's work 
on the offensive was noticeable. Lack of training 
and practice was the principal cause of the fail- 
ure of the team to make a better showing. Bril- 
liant passing was the feature of Hebron's game 
SIX successful tries resulting in total gains of 190 
yards for the academy eleven. In the second 
period Jordan, the Hebron captain, kicked a goal 
from placement on the 3S-yard line. The work 
of the two Hebron halfbacks, Shumacher and Jor- 
dan, was the feature. The summary :— 

rf^'''^^\; • ; '^' Holbrook 

Chase Hal, It ^t, Hersum 

Campbell, Ig j-g, Ramsdell 

Andrews, Kenyon, c c Fay 

Holden, Major, rg '_\\\ig 'ggrn 

Kenyon, Leavitt, rt it, Gillespie 

Wahlquist, Chase, re ig Freese 

Purinton, Miller, qb qb, McConaughy 

Jordan, rhb ^hb, Sproul 

Shumacher, Wentworth, Ihb Ihb Sprague 

Murphy, Knight, fb fb, Hanson 

Score : Hebron Academy 48, Bowdoin Second 
o. Touchdowns: Shumacher 4, Jordan 2, Mur- 
phy. Goals from touchdowns: Jordan 3.' Goal 
from field: Jordan. Referee: Lewis of Bow- 
doin. Umpire: Thompson of Colby. Headlines- 
man: Gardner of Bowdoin. Time: ten and eio-ht 
minute periods. "^ 


The chapel services Sunday were conducted by 
Rev. Willard L. Sperry, pastor of the Central 
Congregational Church of Boston. Mr. Sperry 
took as his subject the problem arising from the 
growth of Idealism on the one hand and the 
growth of Realism on the other. The former is 
shown in the fact that many men are today catch- 
ing glimpses of a higher object in life and 
through many methods, of which Socialism is an 
example, are seeking to lift humanity; the latter 
is becoming more and more evident by the search 
for the plain truth, as in the great advances of 
modern science. The question for each one is, 
then, "Are you going up into Idealism, or down 
into Realism?" The answer which Christianity 
must accept, the preacher said, is found in the 
life of Jesus, who combined both principles: he 
gave attention to the practical duties of life, yet 
did not neglect the ideal. 




The 96th annual course of instruction of the 
Bowdoin Medical School, the Medical Depart- 
ment of Bowdoin College, opened Monday morn- 
ing, after three days devoted to registration and 
preliminary examinations. By a vote of the gov- 
erning boards of Bowdoin College passed last 
June, the school is now known as the Bowdoin 
Medical School instead of the Medical School of 
Maine, as formerly. 

The number of students enrolled for the year 
to date is about the same as last year, the total 
estimated registration being 63, and the numbers 
by classes being as follows: — Fourth year, 10; 
third year, 11; second year, 23; first year, 19. 
This is the last year in which students will be ad- 
mitted with one year of college work, as in and 
after the fall of 1916, all candidates for admis- 
sion must have had two years of study in a re- 
putable college, in which time particular attention 
shall have been given to physics, chemistry, biol- 
ogy, and either French or German. 

During the past year, the Council on Medical 
Education of the American Medical Association 
has again ranked the Bowdoin Medical School 
with the "Class A" schools of the country. The 
class ranking of "A plus" has been abolished by 
the council, so that "Class A" is now the highest 
classification accorded any school. The classifi- 
cation of medical schools is based on entrance re- 
quirements, courses ofifered, equipment, and the 
ability of graduates to pass the State Board ex- 
aminations of the various states. 

The faculty of the school suffered severely 
dviring the past year in the loss by death of Al- 
fred Mitchell, M.D., LL.D., George Thomas Lit- 
tle, Litt.D., and Arthur Scott Gilson, M.D. Dr. 
Mitchell had been connected with the faculty of 
the school since 1869, having taught pathology, 
obstetrics, diseases of children, gynecology and 
internal medicine, and for many years served as 
dean. He had retired from active service in 191 1, 
after 42 years of connection with the school, but 
held the position of professor emeritus of inter- 
nal medicine until his death. Dr. Little had been 
connected with the library of Bowdoin College 
and the Medical School for 30 years and had 
made the medical library of great value to the 
students of the school. Dr. Gilson had given a 
valuable service as instructor in clinical surgery. 

The school has lost by resignation James Al- 
fred Spalding, A. M., M.D., for many years clin- 
ical instructor in ophthalmology and otology; 
James Donald Clement, M.D., assistant in genito- 
urinary surgery: Adam Phillips Leighton, Jr., 
M.D., assistant in diseases of women ; Albert Kil- 
burn Baldwin, A.B., M.D., clinical assistant in 

medicine, and Neal Dow Tuttle, A.B., instructor 
in chemistry. 

A number of promotions and appointments to 
the faculty have been made. Thomas Jayne Bur- 
rage, A.M., M.D., formerly assistant professor of 
clinical medicine, becomes professor of clinical 
medicine; Carl Merrill Robinson, A.B., M.D., for- 
merly assistant demonstrator of anatomy, be- 
comes instructor in anatomy and superintendent 
of the dispensary. Herbert Eldridge Milliken, 
M.D., formerly assistant in medicine, becomes in- 
structor in medicine. Richard Fitch Chase, M.D., 
is the newly elected instructor in gastro-enterol- 
ogy : Forrest Clark Tyson, M.D., Superintendent 
of the Maine Insane Hospital at Augusta, be- 
comes instructor in mental diseases ; Phillip Wes- 
ton Meserve, A.B., becomes instructor in chem- 
istry; and Elmer Henry King, A.B., M.D., be- 
comes assistant demonstrator of anatomy. 

At the annual meeting of the Maine Medical 
Association, the visitors to the medical school 
had the following report to make: 

"It is our opinion that the Medical School of 
Maine is doing thorough practical work in the 
hands of instructors who are competent and en- 

"In our opinion the Medical School of Maine 
should have the unqualified endorsement of every 
member of the Maine Medical Association." 

The following are the admitted members of the 
entering class, with the college at which prepara. 
tory medical courses were taken : — 

Harry E. Allen, Brunswick, Bowdoin; George" 
N. Beal, Jonesport, University of Maine; Albert 
M. Carde, Bowdoinham, University of Maine; 
William J. Donovan, Norwood, Mass., Fordham; 
Charles Stover Edmunds, Bangor, University of 
Maine; Samuel Eraser, Marsardis, Bowdoin; 
Charles H. Gordon, Ashland, N. H., Bowdoin; 
John J. Kershulis, Amsterdam, N. Y., University 
of Kazan, Russia; Frederick M. King, Damari- 
scotta, Valparaiso University; Merton J. Mc- 
Grath, Ridlonville, University of Maine; Daniel 
M. Mannix, Portland, Bowdoin ; N. H. Nickerson, 
Red Beach, Bowdoin ; Ulric J. Renaud, Brockton, 
Mass., Bowdoin; C. L. Staples, Millersville, 
Penn., Harvard; Bernard L. Toothaker, Strong, 
University of Maine; Elmer M. Tower, South- 
west Harbor, Colby; H. Burton Walker, Bidde- 
ford Bowdoin: Currier C. Weymouth, Kingfield, 
University of Maine; L. R. White, Bath, Bow- 


Tryouts for the Glee Club were held last Fri- 
day and Saturday, Oct. IS and 16. Announce- 
ment for the candidates for rehearsals will be 



given out on Wednesday, Oct. 20. All candidates 
for solo positions and for reader should hand in 
their names immediately to R. S. Fuller '16, at 
the Delta Kappa Epsilon house. 


The Maine Central Railroad will offer excur- 
sion rates to the Bowdoin-Colby game at Water- 
ville, Oct. 23. Special cars for Bowdoin students 
will be attached to the 8.05 a. m. train from 
Brunswick and the 5.30 p. m. train from Water- 
ville. Full details will be announced at the foot- 
ball rally in Memorial Hall Friday evening. 
Manager Garland expects to have a quantity of 
the excursion tickets for sale at that time, and all 
who desire to attend the game are urged to pro- 
cure their tickets at the rally. The band will ac- 
company the football team and do its share in 
gaining a victory. Tickets, good on all trains, 
Saturday only, will be sold at $1.50 for the round 
trip from Brunswick, and at proportionate rates 
from other cities. 


Professor Felix Emanuel Schelling, Ph.,D., of 
the University of Pennsylvania, will deliver the 
Annie Talbot Cole lectures this year. Professor 
Schelling is now John Welsh Centrennial profes- 
sor of English Literature at Pennsylvania. He 
has received many honorary degrees and is the 
author of a number of works dealing with Eng- 
lish literature. 

The date of the lectures has not yet been an- 


The personnel of the college band which will 
accompany the football team to Waterville, Oct. 
23, will be announced this week. The following 
candidates reported last Thursday evening: I. 
Webber '17, Pierce '18, Canavello '19, Moon '19, 
L. Smith '19, altos; Tilley '19, baritone; Knapp 
'17, manager, bass; Tillson '19, clarinet; Mcln- 
tire '17, Bagley '18, Sandford '18, Simonton '18, 
Robinson '19, C. Stevens '19, cornets; Kelley '16, 
Chase '18, Warren '18, R. Turner '19, drums ; 
Haseltine '17, leader, trombone. 


The gymnasium' work for the coming winter 
will be in charge of the following men : J. C. 
Kimball, H. N. Dorman, A. G. Ireland, William 
Holt and H. B. Walker. In addition to these, the 
undergraduates who will assist are Chase '16, 
Nickerson '16 and Fanning '17. 

Progress in the tennis tournament is still rather 
slow, the first round not having been completely 
played to date. The results for the past week are 
as follows: first round. Young '17 defeated Gin- 
ty '16, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2; Cook '17 defeated Whalen 
'18, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3; Cartland '16 defeated Achorn 
'17, 6-4, 6-3. In the second round Van Wart '18 
defeated King '17, 6-3, 6-4; Ham '19 defeated 
Farmer '18, 4-6, 6-4, 1 1-9; Burr '19 defeated 
Moulton '18, 6-2, 6-2; Baxter '16 won by default 
over Allen '18, and Burleigh 'ig won by default 
over McCulloch '19. 

f)n tl)c Campus 

Shorey '04, Cressy '13, Koughan '15, D. K. 
Merrill '15 and Lappin '15 were on the campus 
this week. 

There will be a meeting of the musical clubs, 
Wednesday at one o'clock in the Music Room, 
to elect a leader of the Glee Club- 

Among the faculty who attended the music fes- 
tival at Portland last week were Dean Sills, Dr. 
Whittier, Dr. Burnett, Professors Johnson and 

All Freshman candidates for assistant manager 
of the Masque and Gown should hand their 
names immediately to Stride '17, Delta U house 
and for property man to Joyce '18. 

A party of "Royal Rooters," composed of 
Irving '16, Burleigh '17, Chapman '17, Colbath 
'17, Crosby '17, Philbrick '17 and Spalding '17, 
made the trip to the Wesleyan game by automo- 
bile, last Friday, returning Sunday night. 

This year's Topsham Fair was no exception to 
the rule. Thousands upon thousands of Maine's 
representative citizens daily thronged the midway 
or squeezed into the grandstand, and nightly 
crowded the streets of Brunswick. The student 
entrance in Topsham woods was well patronized. 
The thrilling motorcycle race with death, hit-the- 
nigger-in-the-head, Bridget the Moro Girl, and 
the hot-dog man, — these were the new features 
of the fair. 


19. Fraternity Initiations. 

20. 1. 00 Glee Club Election in the Music 


21. First trials for "Mrs. Dot." 

22. 7.00 Football Rally, Memorial Hall. 

23. Colby at Waterville. 

26. Interclass Cross-Country Run. 
30. Bates at Lewiston. 



aiumni Department 

'•]'j. — As a guest at an aerial party, given by 
Truman W. Post at his summer home on Long 
Beach, Long Island, Rear Admiral Robert E. 
Peary, U.S.N., experienced his first trip in a fly- 
ing boat. The engine stalled while carrying its 
passengers at a height of 1,200 feet, and the pilot 
was forced to volplane down to the waters of 
the bay, from which the hydroplane was towed 
back to land. 

Medic '82. — Dr. Samuel Chase Thayer, who for 
the past 33 years has been a practicing physician 
in Boston, died Oct. 10 in his home, 913 Boylston 
Street, from an attack of pneumonia. Dr. Thayer 
was born in Waterville, Maine, received his A.B. 
degree from Colby in 1879, and in 1882 graduat- 
ed from the Bowdoin Medical School. He was a 
32nd degree Mason, and is survived by his wife, 
and a step-daughter. 

'96. — Rev. Charles Grant Fogg, who closed a 
five years' pastorate at Royalston, Mass., on May 
I, has received and accepted a call to become 
pastor of the Congregational Church at Hamp- 
ton, Conn. The interim between these pastorates, 
which is the only period of rest that Mr. Fogg 
has had since his graduation, was spent at his 
summer camp in Staffordville, Conn. 

'gg. — Alfred B. White has formed a law part- 
nership with Clarence A. Barnes to be known as 
White & Barnes, with offices at 85 Devonshire 
Street, Boston, Mass. 

'06. — David R. Porter has recently become the 
Executive Secretary of the Student Department 
of the International Committee of Young Men's 
Christian Associations. In this position he suc- 
ceeds Mr. Charles B. Hurrey and John R. Mott, 
Mr. Mott becoming the General Secretary of the 
entire International Committee. 

'10.— Burton C. Morrill, M.D., Bowdoin Medi- 
cal School '14, former Olympic shot-putter and 
track coach at Bowdoin and Bates, has accepted 
a position as medical director and coach of track 
athletics at Purdue University, Lafayette, In- 

'II.— Charles L. Oxnard of West Medford, 
Mass., and Miss Lillian Frances Perkins of Bath 
were married October i at the home of the bride's 
parents, Mr. and Mrs. William C. Perkins, in 
Bath, by Rev. C. Raymond Chappell of the First 
Baptist Church. 

'13. — D. H. McMurtrie, who received the de- 
gree of S.B. in Chemical Engineering from the 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology in June of 
the current year, is employed in a sulphate pulp 
mill at La Tuque, Quebec. 

'i5._Francis P. McKenney is principal of the 
Gorham (New Hampshire) High School. 





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JENNIE S. HAKVKY announces opening of 
classes in the la'est Ball Uoiim Daacing. Private 
instruction by appointment, individually or small 
classes. Special opening of the jiupular Saturday 
evening classes and assemblies. Oct. 16th at. 
Pythian Hall. Instruction 7.15 p.m. Assembly 
8.30 p.m Further particulars address 26 Garden 
St., Bath, Me. Phone 4.54-K. 

Her 40TH Birthday 
Time: "With my best respects and many 
happy returns of the day." 

"How lovely! But what's in it?" 
"A double chin, fifty wrinkles, two hundred 
gray hairs and a grandchild." 





NO. 16 


Bowdoin's hopes for the Maine State cham- 
pionship in football were severely crushed when 
Cawley, ably assisted by the Colby team, defeated 
the White 34 to 6 on Alumni Field at Waterville 
last Saturday. Cawley easily proved his merit, 
for by clever dodging and heady work he scored 
four touchdowns besides kicking three of the 
goals from touchdowns. But due credit should 
be given to the Colby team as a whole which, both 
defensively and offensively, was exceedingly 

As for Bowdoin her line was weak and as a re- 
sult the backfield, although fairly strong was un- 
able to show to advantage. The whole team was 
weak on tackling, Cawley often eluding men 
when he was in their very grasp. This, with the 
failure of the Bowdoin forwards to open up holes 
for the backfield, spelled defeat for the White. 
At times the aggregation showed strength, espe- 
cially at the beginning of the second half when 
Bowdoin scored her only touchdown. The work 
of Phillips at quarter was watched with interest 
and much credit should be given him for a wise 
handling of the team. Foster, although some- 
what crippled, played a steady game on the of- 
fense and Edwards, who replaced Oliver at 
tackle, stopped the speedy Colby backs many 
times for substantial losses. 

Bowdoin's only score came in the first of the 
third period. By persistent rushes the White had 
brought the ball to the eight-yard line. Phillips 
stepped back for a drop kick, Stuart received the 
ball and shot it across the line into the arms of 

Colby's scores were principally due to the ef- 
forts of Cawley, who by long runs and short 
plunges, made four touchdowns out of five. Two 
of these were made by runs of over fifty yards in 
length through the entire Bowdoin team. While 
Cawley was making Colby's lead a large one his 
teammate, Coolidge, kept it safe by excellent de- 
fensive work. He got men on either side of the 
line and stopped many plays. 

Colby made her first score after only a few 
minutes of play when Cawley, getting the ball on 
a punt, slipped through the Bowdoin team for a 
5S-yard run and a touchdown. The second came 
in the same period when, after several rushes. 

Cawley plunged through the line six yards for 
the score. The third took place in the second pe- 
riod. Hendricks, after neither side had shown 
ability to gain, skirted the end and crossed the 
goal line. Once more in the third period by sev- 
eral line plunges Cawley made twenty yards and 
a touchdown. Finally in the fourth period he 
caught another punt and ran 65 yards for the 
final score. 


Phillips kicked off to Cawley who ran the ball 
from the lo-yard to the 25-yard line. Stanwood 
punted to Phillips on the 3S-yard line, Phillips 
being tackled on the 25-yard line. Foster made 
no gain and Bowdoin was penalized 15 yards for 
illegal use of the hands. Nevens made one yard 
and then punted to Cawley who ran 55 yards for 
the first score. Cawley kicked the goal. 

Phillips kicked off to Perry. With the ball on 
the 30-yard line Colby fumbled, Leadbetter re- 
covering. Phillips made five, Nevens one-half, 
and Foster two. Nevens made first down. Coo- 
lidge tackled Nevens for no gain. Nevens fum- 
bled and Grossman intercepted a forward on the 
25-yard line. Stanwood kicked. On a punt for- 
mation Leadbetter lost two. Nevens made eight 
yards. Grossman blocked a pass by Foster. 
Nevens punted. Stanwood punted to Bowdoin's 
30-yard line, Phillips fumbling and Coolidge re- 
covering. Colby was penalized 15 yards for use 
of hands. A forward to Perry failed. Stanwood 
passed to Cawley who carried it to the White's 
23-yard line. Cawley and Schuster by large gains 
brought it to the one-foot line. Bowdoin's line 
stiffened and held for downs. Nevens punted to 
the 30-yard line, Cawley being downed by Lead- 
better. Cawley made 17 around right end. Caw- 
ley made five. Grossman made three. Cawley 
made six for the second touchdown. He kicked 
out to Grossman for a try at goal, Grossman drop- 
ping the ball to the ground. Phillips kicked off to 
Cawley who ran the ball back to the 25-yard line. 
Stanwood punted to Bowdoin's 33-yard line. Fos- 
ter made two, but Nevens fumbled on a punt for- 
mation, recovering the ball on the 22-yard line. 
He punted to Cawley and Grossman made three. 
The first quarter ended with Colby's ball on Bow- 
doin's 25-yard line. Score: Colby 13, Bowdoin 0. 




Cawley, Crossman and Selby made first down 
by straight line plunges. Cawley made 12 yards 
through right of center. Schuster made four 
yards, only to have Colby penalized five yards. 
On a trick formation Cawley carried the ball to 
the four-yard hne. The next two plays netted no 
gain and Colby was set back 15 yards for hold- 
ing. Two forwards failed and the ball was Bow- 
doin's on her lo-yard line. Nevens kicked to 
Colby's 30-yard line. Colby was penalized five 
yards. Hendricks made four. Foster broke up 
an attempted forward pass. A pass from Cawley 
to Leseur left one yard to go. Cawley made five, 
Hendricks losing seven yards. Bourne, in the 
place of Crossman, made three yards. Two for- 
ward passes failed. Nevens kicked to Cawley 
who ran 65 yards to the goal line, only to have 
the ball brought back to Bowdoin's 45-yard line 
where he had run off side. Hendricks and Selby 
made first down. By line plunges Colby made 
first down. Hendricks brought the ball to the 
eight-yard line and after a few gains by Cawley, 
Hendricks carried it over for the third score. 
Cawley kicked the goal. 

Phillips kicked off to Cawley who returned the 
ball from the ten- to the 46-yard line. A punting 
duel followed, the ball finally coming to Bowdoin 
on her 24-yard line. Foster made the best gain 
for the White, running the ball for 42 yards. 
Stuart, substituting for Nevens, made no gain. 
After an incomplete forward, Leadbetter made 
five yards through the line. Stuart lost nine 
yards. An incomplete pass gave Colby the ball 
on her 40-yard line, the half ending. Score: 
Colby 20, Bowdoin o. 


Stanwood kicked to Foster who returned it to 
the 25-yard line. Phillips and Foster in three 
rushes made first down. Leadbetter made two, 
and Foster followed with a gain of 12 yards. 
Stuart punted to the six-yard line, Leadbetter 
downing Cawley. Stuart made a fair catch of 
Stanwood's kick to the 25-yard line. Foster and 
Stuart brought the ball to the eight-yard line. 
Phillips stepped back for a fake drop-kick and 
Stuart shot a clever forward pass over the center 
of the line to Bradford for Bowdoin's only score. 
Leadbetter failed to kick the goal. 

Stanwood kicked off to Bartlett. Stuart punt- 
ed, Cawley being downed by Edwards who had 
replaced Oliver. Cawley made six yards. Ed- 
wards stopped Cawley. Hendricks made first 
down. The Colby backfield gained consistently, 
Cawley finally running 20 yards for another 
touchdown. Cawley kicked the goal. Phillips 
kicked off to Cawley who dodged back 24 yards. 

Stanwood and Stuart exchanged punts, Bowdoin 
getting the ball on her 40-yard line. Stuart made 
13 yards and a pass to Bradford netted 12 more. 
Crossman intercepted a pass on the 28-yard line. 
On a pass Cawley took the ball to Bowdoin's 33- 
yard line. The period soon ended with the ball 
on the 30-yard line. Score : Colby 27, Bowdoin 6. 


Bowdoin was penalized five yards for being off- 
side. Cawley made four, being stopped by Lead- 
better. Selby made two yards. Peacock knocked 
down a pass, the ball going to Bowdoin. Unable 
to gain, Nevens punted. Bowdoin was penalized 
five yards. Colby soon punted. Bradford made 
two yards. Nevens fumbled, losing 15 yards. An 
exchange of kicks followed. Nevens and Pea- 
cock made first down. Failing to gain Nevens 
punted to Cawley. Bowdoin held for downs, get- 
ting the ball on her 35-yard line. Unable to gain 
Nevens punted. Stanwood soon punted, Nevens 
returning it. Cawley caught the ball and ran 65 
yards for the final score. Stanwood kicked the 
goal. Phillips kicked off to Hendricks. Colby 
soon punted and after short gains. Peacock ended 
the game with a 28-yard run through center to 
Colby's 43-yard line. 

Leseur, le le, Bradford 

Coolidge, It It, Oliver 

Deasey, Ig Ig, Moulton 

Stanwood, c c, Stone 

Stinson, rg rg, Brewster 

Heath, rt rt, Leadbetter 

E. Perry, re re, Beal 

Selby, qb qb, Phillips 

Shuster, Ihb Ihb, Nevens 

Crossman, rhb rhb, Foster 

Cawley, fb fb, Bartlett 

Score: Colby 34, Bowdoin 6. Touchdowns: 
Cawley 4, Hendricks i, Bradford i. Goals from 
touchdowns: Cawley 3, Stanwood i. Referee, 
McGrath of Boston College. Umpire, Beebe of 
Yale. Head linesman, Macreadie of Portland. 
Time of periods, 15 minutes each. 

Substitutions: Colby— Hendricks for Shuster, 
McCormick for Coolidge, O'Brien for Selby, 
Joyce for Stinson, Taylor for Crossman. Bourne 
for Taylor, Stinson for Joyce, Crossman for 
Bourne, Taft for Crossman. Bowdoin— Edwards 
for Oliver, Stuart for Nevens, Stewart for 
Brewster, Peacock for Bartlett, Wood for Beal, 
Nevens for Stuart, Dyar for Phillips. 


All attempts to pick the Maine football cham- 
pion meet with but one logical result. Colby has 



the best team in the state. Bovvdoin was com- 
pletely outclassed at all points of the game. With 
her wonderful Cawley making first down time 
after time, Colby's machine succeeded in putting 
up an offense that effectually broke up Bowdoin's 
reputed strength of line. Our team is not unduly 
weak, however, although it may not be the strong- 
est that we have ever had. But Colby's eleven is 
fast, hard playing and experienced. 

At times Saturday Bowdoin showed ability to 
carry the ball to advantage. Nevens responded 
well to calls for wide end runs and Foster made 
good gains, on two or three occasions making 
long runs through the Colby line. 

One great defect in the defense in the line was 
the manner in which Colby pushed back the en- 
tire Bowdoin line. The Colby line did not break 
through, followed by the backfield. Instead, each 
Colby man pushed his opponent back steadily, the 
backfield walking along behind, without need for 
scrimmage, for five or ten yards each down. A 
repetition of such weakness in Bowdoin's defense 
would mean a loss of the two remaining games in 
the state series. 

. The ends played well, aside from their failure 
to tackle Cawley when he was running back punts. 
Bradford's catch of the forward pass that scored 
the touchdown was a good one. He was sur- 
rounded by Colby men at the time, and was 
tackled the instant he caught the ball. Wood 
made some good tackles. 

The team as a whole is in good condition. Sev- 
eral minor bruises resulted from the game, but 
nothing of a serious nature. This week will 
probably see hard work and a lot of it, with em- 
phasis again placed on tackling. The team is pro- 
gressing all the time and coaches and players are 
doing their best to strengthen the weak places. 
And Bowdoin will not meet another Cawley this 


The Bowdoin Freshmen won the dual cross- 
country with Hebron Academy Friday afternoon, 
Oct. 22, by the score of 24 to 31. The following 
men were entered: for Bowdoin '19 — G. B. Cole, 
H. B. Mosher, D. L. Noyes, P. S. Turner and F. 
C. Warren; for Hebron— R. E. Cleaves, H. D. 
Hodgkins, C. W. Libbey, M. J. Wing and L. 
Witham. A fair-sized crowd, accompanied by 
the college band, turned out to see the race. After 
running one lap around the track, the two teams 
left Whittier Field, Noyes leading. During the 
wait for the finish of the race, the students prac- 
ticed their cheers and songs for the Colby game 
and watched football practice. Noyes and Turner 
were the first to appear at the finish, with the for- 

mer leading slightly. During the home stretch of 
the hard-fought quarter mile around the track, 
however, Turner passed Noyes and won by a 
scant yard, in 31 minutes, 27 3-5 seconds, for the 
five and a quarter miles. The men finished in the 
following order: Turner '19, Noyes '19, Cleaves, 
Libbey, Mosher '19, Hodgkins, Warren '19, 
Witham, Cole '19 and Wing. 

The committee in charge of the dance after the 
Maine game, Nov. 6, is making arrangements on 
a large scale and assures everyone of an unusual- 
ly good time. The big innovation is the starting 
of the dance promptly at 6.30, owing to the neces- 
sity of stopping at midnight. By this arrange- 
ment the dance will be of the customary length. 
There will be exceptionally good music, all new 
pieces, by Lovell's fifteen-piece orchestra and the 
dance orders will be in the form of favors. The 
order will be posted soon. Tickets at two dollars 
per couple and 75 cents for luncheon, may be ob- 
tained from any member of the committee. 


The football rally Friday evening was well at- 
tended and an unusually optimistic spirit was 
shown. Sayward '16 presided and Marston '17 
led the cheering. Speeches were given by Pro- 
fessor Nixon, Colbath '17, Professor Langley, 
Alton Lewis '15 and Coach Smith. All ex- 
pressed confidence that the team could and would 
beat Colby. Messages from the alumni associa- 
tions of Bangor and Portland were read, show- 
ing that the alumni were watching the team and 
expecting it to put up a winning fight. The band 
furnished music and the rally closed with cheers 
and singing. 


Manager Garland has arranged for excursion 
rates on the Maine Central to the Bates game at 
Lewiston, Oct. 30. Special cars for Bowdoin 
students will be attached to the regular trains. 
The round trip tickets to Lewiston will be fifty 


The first trials for the Masque and Gown play, 
"Mrs. Dot," were held Thursday evening. There 
were thirty-five men out and competition was 
keen. The final trials will occur tonight (Tues- 
day) and all men who wish to compete must have 
learned the lines on their trial sheets. Manager 
Stride wishes to announce that no cuts have been 
made as yet and anyone who wishes may compete 
in the final trials. 





The BOWDOIN Poulishikg Company 




DwiGHT H. Sayward, 1916, 
Donald W. Philbrick,I9I7, 
J. Glenwood Winter, 1916, 


Managing Editor 

Alumni Editor 

Bela W. Norton, 1918, The Other Colleges 

Whitney Coombs, 1918, With The Faculty 

Robert G. Albion, 1918, On The Campus 

Edward C. Hawes, 1916 
William S. Cormack, 191 7 
Frank E. Noyes, 1917 
Franklin D. MacCormick, 191S 

Contributions are requested from all undergraduates 
alumni and faculty. No anonymous contributions can 
be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions should be 
addressed to the Business Manager of the Bowdoin Pub- 
lishing Co. Subscriptions, ^2.00 per year, in advance. 
Single copies, 10 cents. 


Herbert H. Foster, 1916, 
Percy F. Crane, 1917, 

Business Manager 
Assistant Manager 

Entered at PostOftice at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter 

Vol. XLV. OCTOBER 26, 1915 No. 16 

Follow the Team 

After the disastrous game with Colby it will 
take all the optimism and enthusiasm that Bow- 
doin supporters can muster, all their loyalty to 
the team and to the College, to enable them to ac- 
company the team to a game with a team that 
last year defeated Bowdoin decisively. But they 
can do it and they will. However badly the team 
was beaten last Saturday, it need not feel that it 
will be fighting alone, that last Saturday's enthu- 
siastic and steady support will be lessened one bit. 

We do not attempt to explain the defeat. Bow- 
doin lost to a superior team. But we do say this : 
Bowdoin has a right to expect from its players a 
better brand of football than was offered last Sat- 
urday. All the carefully drilled rudiments of the 
game were seemingly forgotten as soon as the 

game began. And we think we will see better 

We must win the Bates game. The least we 
can do is to give the players the assurance that 
we are with them every minute. Follow the 
team ! 

The band is showing the results of its faithful 
practice and has added several new and popular 
selections to its repertoire. Although the outlook 
is good for a first-class organization this year, 
more players can be used to advantage. The 
band should be one of the most important activi- 
ties supported by the student body and every man 
who can play an instrument should report at once 
to the leader, Haseltine '17. 


At a meeting of the Glee Club, Thursday noon, 
Woodman '16 was elected leader. Trials for all 
men who have not yet reported will be held this 
afternoon, at 5, in the Music Room. 

The tennis tournament is not progressing as 
rapidly as desired. The management urges that 
all matches in the first and second rounds be com- 
pleted immediately. The results last week are: 
first round. Little '17 defeated Winter '16, 6-0, 
6-0; Mitchell '19 won from Bigelow '18, by de- 
fault. In the second round, Sawyer '19 defeated 
Woodman '16, 4-6, 6-2, 6-3; Schlosberg '18 de- 
feated Niven '16, 6-3, 6-8, 6-1 ; Farnham '18 de- 
feated Carter '16, 6-2, 7-5; Mitchell '19 defeated 
Young '17, 6-3, 6-1 ; Little '17 defeated Cook '17, 
6-3, 6-4; Sloggett '18 won over Doherty '19, by 
default. Sawyer '19 defeated Burleigh '19, 6-3, 
6-4, in the third round. 


The Quill solicits contributions of all sorts, — 
stories, essays, poems, etc. 

The attention of all, and particularly of the en- 
tering class, is called to the following communi- 
cation, published in the Quill in an editorial, Feb- 
ruary, 191 5 : 
To the Editors of the Quill: — 

"The aim of the Quill is to furnish a medium of 
expression for the literary life of the college" — 
so the foreword reads — and yet I find compara- 
tively few undergraduates contributing to its con- 

In the hope that a greater number will thereby 
be induced to write for the Quill, 1 offer two 
prizes of ten dollars each for the best prose and 
verse selections published during the year 191 5. 



Any undergraduate, not a member of the Quill 
Board, may compete for the prizes. They will be 
awarded on the judgment of the Professor of 
Enghsh literature. 

Yours very sincerely, 
(Signed) Edgar O. Achorn. 

Alpha Delta Phi 
Dr. F. H. Gerrish '66, J. E. Chapman '77, Pro- 
fessors W. A. Moody '82, C. C. Hutchins '83, M. 
P. Cram '04; D. C. White '05, P. F. Chapman '06, 
H. L. Childs '06, G. A. Bower '07, A. L. Robin- 
son '08, C. O. Bower '09, A. H. Fiske '09, I. L. 
Rich '09, P. L. White '14, P. L. Card '15, R. M. 
Dunton '15, H. E. Verrill '15 and R. D. Burgess, 
Brown '12. 

Psi Upsilon 
L. A. Rogers '75, C. T. Hawes '76, F. R. Kim- 
ball '76, Hon. Barrett Potter '78, C. E. Sayward 
'84, E. W. Freeman '85, Professor Files '89, L. M. 
Fobes '92, G. E. Fogg '02, Dawes Brigham '08, F. 
L. Pennell '08, P. W. Meserve '11, O. T. Sanborn 
'11, C. F. Houghton ex-'i^, E. S. Boardman ex- 
'16, Dr. C. T. Burnett, Amherst '95, L. K. John- 
son, Minnesota '15 and F. E. Haines, Trinity '17. 
Delta Kappa Epsilon 
Dr. F. N. Whittier '85, L. A. Burleigh '91, 
Henry Nelson '91, C. P. Merrill '96, J. C. Minot 
'96, R. H. Stubbs '98, Dean K. C. M. Sills '01, H. 
L. Swett '01, R. K. Eaton '05, F. A. Burton '07, 
R. O. Brewster '09, Burleigh Martin '10, William 
Holt '12, E. C. Burleigh '13, G. O. Cummings '13, 
L. A. Dodge '13, H. H. Hall '13, F. W. McCargo 
'14, H. M. Chatto '15, F. W. Coxe '15 and J. A. 
Campbell, Colby '16. 

Theta Delta Chi 
W. Perkins '80, L. Barton '84, F. J. C. Little 
'89, Professor Mitchell '90, Dr. C. F. Wright '91, 
Leon Walker '03, Leon Lippincott '10, J. A. Slo- 
cum '11 and R. S. Casper ex-'iS. 
Zeta Psi 
A. J. Carter '70, H. Johnson '74, P. T. Pottle 
'00, E. S. Anhoine '02, L. A. Cousens '02, P. O. 
Coffin '03, H. J. Everett '04, T. A. Clarke '05, G. 
Hatch '06, O. W. Peterson '06, M. A. Webber '07, 
F. H. Burns '11, J. C. Oram '11, J. C. O'Neil '12, 
H. W. Hays '14, C. C. Morrison '15, L. N. Stetson 
'15 and E. W. Bacon ex-'i6. 

Delta Upsilon 
J. S. Stetson '97, J. E. Odiorne '98, W. E. At- 
wood '10, P. H. Douglas '13, J. A. Norton '13, C. 
O. Page '13, H. B. Walker '13, H. E. Allen '15, 
W. H. Farrar '15, C. T. Perkins '15, W. G. Tack- 
aberry '15. 

Kappa Sigma 
J. E. Hicks '95, R. W. Smith '97, E. G. Barbour 

'12, A. D. Weston '12, W. R. Spinney '13, G. P. 
Floyd '15, D. M. Mannix '15, M. C. Moulton '15, 
H. M. Somers ex-' is, E. H. Stowell ex-'i^, C. R. 
Foster ex-'i7, W. P. Bealer of M. L T., E. S. 
Russell of M. A. C, Smith of U. of Vermont, 
Parnell of New Hampshire A. C, and Rodenbach. 
of Dartmouth. 

Beta Theta Pi 
H. D. Evans '01, G. R. Gardner '01, E. C. Pope 
'07, W. E. Roberts '07, N. S. Weston '08, D. F. 
Koughan '09, A. S. Pope '10, M. G. L. Bailey '11, 
E. E. Kern '11, G. H. Macomber '11, D. E. Gard- 
ner '13, F. T. Garland '14, R. R. Hughes, Brown 
'17, R. S. Haggard, Denison '11, F. W. Dodson, 
M. I. T. '17, L. O. Barrow, Maine '16, M. L. Hill, 
Maine '17, F. W. Stephens, Maine '17 and R. B. 
Coulter, Williams '18. 


The game Saturday will be the twenty-third 
time that Bowdoin and Bates have met on the 
gridiron. Bowdoin has won thirteen games, lost 
eight, and tied one. Following are the scores : 

1889. — Bowdoin, 62; Bates, 0. 

1890, 1891, 1892. — No games. 

1893. — Bowdoin, 54; Bates, o. 

1894. — Bowdoin, 26; Bates, o. 

1895. — Bowdoin, 22 ; Bates, 6. 

1896. — Bowdoin, 22; Bates, 0. 

1897. — Bates, 10; Bowdoin, 6. 

1898. — Bates, 6; Bowdoin, o. 

1899. — Bowdoin, 16; Bates, 6. 

1900. — No game. 

1901. — Bates, II; Bowdoin, 0. 

1902. — Bates, 16; Bowdoin, 0. 

1903. — Bowdoin, 11; Bates, 5. 

1904. — Bowdoin, 12 ; Bates, 6. 

1905. — Bowdoin, 6; Bates, 0. 

1906. — Bates, 6; Bowdoin, o. 

1907. — Bowdoin, 6; Bates, 5. 

1908. — Bates, 5 ; Bowdoin, o. 

1909. — Bowdoin, 6; Bates, o. 

1910. — Bowdoin, 6; Bates, 6. 

191 1. — Bowdoin, 11; Bates, o. 

1912. — Bates, 7; Bowdoin, 6. 

1913. — Bowdoin, 10; Bates, 7. 

1914. — Bates, 27; Bowdoin, 0. 


Dr. Frank N. Whittier, secretary and treasurer 
of the Association of New England Colleges for 
Conference on Athletics, has recently published 
a report of the eighth annual meeting, held at the 
new Boston City Club, May 21, 1915. 

The following colleges and universities were 
represented : Amherst, Bates, Boston University, 



Bowdoin, Brown, Colby, Connecticut Agricul- 
tural College, Dartmouth, Harvard, Holy Cross, 
Maine, Massachusetts Agricultural College, Mas- 
sachusetts Institute of Technology, New Hamp- 
shire State College, Tufts, Wesleyan, Williams 
and Yale. 

The topics of discussion at the meeting includ- 
ed: "The Undergraduate's Place in the Conduct 
of Intercollegiate Athletics," "Changes and Re- 
forms in Basketball," "What if Anything is Be- 
ing Done to Limit the Influence of the Baseball 
Coach During a Game," "What is Being Done to 
Limit the Pre-College Training in Football," 
"Economy in the Administration of Athletics." 

The following officers were elected: Hon. W. 
F. Garcelon, Harvard, president; Professor H. 
D. Wild, Williams, vice-president; Dr. F. N. 
Whittier, Bowdoin, secretary-treasurer. The ex- 
ecutive board of the association is composed of 
the officers and Dr. J. A. Rockwell, M. I. T.. and 
Dr. Edgar Fauver of Wesleyan. 


Thursday, the men taking English 5 discussed 
the new Bowdoin Union. The following phases 
of the subject were taken up: "The Faculty and 
the Union;" "Saturday Evenings at the Union;" 
"The Alumni and the Union ;" "A Student Fo- 
rum ;" "A Grill Room." 

Forty-six Bowdoin alumni of Bangor and vi- 
cinity were present at a reunion and banquet held 
in the Penobscot Exchange Friday evening, Oct. 
8. After the banquet. Dean Sills spoke to the 
graduates about various topics of interest. He 
told of several changes in the faculty, paid an 
earnest tribute to the late Dr. George T. Little, 
and discussed the athletic outlook, together with 
the present system of coaching. 

The other speakers were Dr. Daniel A. Robin- 
son '13, Donald F. Snow '01, Frederick W. Adams 
and Charles A. Flagg '94 of Bangor, Hon. John 
A. Peters '85 of Ellsworth and Walter V. Went- 
worth '86 of Great Works. As the meeting was 
purely social, no business was transacted. 

Dr. M. C. Fernald, from Orono, a member of 
the class of 1861, was the oldest alumnus present. 

The Portland alumni held an enthusiastic meet- 
ing, Thursday noon, about fifty attending the 
luncheon at the Falmouth. George F. Stetson 
'98 of Brunswick addressed the club on the foot- 
ball situation and urged a large attendance at the 
rally before the Maine game. It was voted to 

amend the by-laws of the organization so as to 
admit the holders of honorary degrees from Bow- 
doin to membership. Charles H. Oilman '82 pre- 
sided in the absence of Mayor Ingraham, the 
president of the club. 

Y. M. C. A. NOTES 

Fifteen cabinet members were present at the 
Y. M. C. A. meeting held at the Kappa Sigma 
house Thursday evening, Oct. 7. The various 
committees reported, and ways and iTieans for 
some of the activities of the year were discussed. 
In cooperation with the town churches the Y. M. 
C. A. has sent out to eighty Freshmen special in- 
vitations to attend the services held at their re- 
spective churches. The employment bureau re- 
ported that positions had been found for twenty- 
five men. A report of the membership committee 
showed that eighty per cent, of the Freshman 
class had joined the Bowdoin Y. M. C. A. 

Special emphasis was placed on a discussion 
concerning "English for foreigners." Mr. Lang- 
ley is to give this work special attention. He 
considers it important enough to take precedence 
over the college Bible class work. His reason for 
this is the fact that it is very difficult to secure 
upper classmen who are really competent to lead 
Bible class discussions. For the present the Eng- 
lish classes are to be confined to men from the 
Cabot mills. 

A discussion concerning the continuance of the 
support given Mr. Hiwale '09, in his work in In- 
dia, resulted in the appointment of a special com- 
mittee to investigate the following questions: (a) 
Under what conditions did Bowdoin assume his 
support? (b) To what extent are we responsi- 
ble? (c) What results would follow should we 
discontinue this support ? Concerning these three 
questions the sentiment of the cabinet was some- 
what divided, but the general feeling seemed to 
tend toward aiding his work as heretofore. 

Two deputations have been made, one to Au- 
gusta to plan the organization of a Y. M. C. A. 
at Cony High and the other to Westbrook to 
form a young men's class there. 

J. G. Winter '16 was chosen delegate to the 
meeting of the executive council of the New 
England Collegiate Y. M. C. A., on Oct. 15. 

Mr. Alfred L. Aiken will speak at Hubbard 
Hall, Nov. 16, on the Earning, Saving and In- 
vesting of Money. Mr. Aiken is the Governor of 
the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve 
Bank of Boston. He is also the great-grandson 
of Tesse Appleton, a former president of Bow- 
doin. He is a fine speaker and it is hoped that 



everyone will take advantage of the opportunity 
to hear him. 

Thursday, Oct. 21, a meeting v^ras called for 
students interested in teaching English to mill 
hands. About twenty-five were present and all 
showed interest and a willingness to take classes. 

On the same evening a meeting was held of the 
French workingmen desirous of participating in 
the classes for the purpose of classifying the kind 
of work which will be expected from the teach- 
ers. The instruction for foreigners will not be- 
gin before the football season is over but until 
that time a number of preparatory classes for the 
instructors will be held. 

This evening a meeting is called for a Fresh- 
man Social Committee, which is to take the place 
of the former Freshman Religious Committee. 
The object will be to organize and draw up a 
definite plan of work. 

Club atiD Council 

The meeting of the Biology Club was held at 
the Deke house last Friday evening. In the ab- 
sence of President Irving, Vice-President Barrett 
called the meeting to order. 

Officers for the ensuing year were elected as 
follows: Kinsey '16, president; Brewster '16, 
vice-president; Elliott '16, secretary and treas- 

Mr. Meserve was elected an honorary member 
and the following new men elected: Cruff '16, 
Eraser '16, Grierson '16, Babcock '17, Cobb '17, 
Colbath '17, Fanning '17, Grant '17, Keene '17, 
Shumway '17, Swift '17, Webber '17, Wight '17, 
Young '17 and Needleman '18. 

The next monthly meeting will be held at Dr. 
Copeland's residence. 

The reading of the Masque and Gown play was 
held last Thursday evening, Oct. 14, in the Music 
Room by Mrs. Brown. The play selected was a 
farce in three acts, "Mrs. Dot," by W. S. Maug- 
ham, successfully produced in 1908 by Marie 
Tempest. It proved to be a very interesting and 
amusing comedy. The judges were composed of 
members of the faculty. The tryouts for the play 
will be held Thursday evening, Oct. 21, in Memo- 
rial Hall, at seven o'clock. Parts for the tryouts 
•can be obtained from Manager Stride. 

Cl)e f>t!)ct Colleges 

At a meeting held in New York during the past 
summer, representatives from thirty-nine college 
■newspapers in the United States and Canada, 
affiliated in the Associated College Newspaper 
Publishers, voted unanimously to bar liquor ad- 

vertisements from their papers, and reaffirmed 
their regulation banning proprietary advertising. 

The Palace of Education at the Panama-Pa- 
cific International Exposition rewarded the Mas- 
sachusetts Agricultural College for its work in 

Among the 1900 students registered at Massa- 
chusetts Institute of Technology are 42 Chinese, 
six Japanese, one Hindu and several Spanish and 
Portuguese students. Seventeen women have en- 
rolled this year. 

Fifteen hundred students of the University of 
Pennsylvania have signed petitions calling on 
Provost Smith and the board of trustees to rein- 
state Scott Nearing, assistant professor of eco- 
nomics in the Wharton School. Nearing was 
dropped last June for unexplained reasons and 
his reinstatement is now demanded by the stu- 
dent body. This is the first time in the history 
of the university that the general student body 
has taken issue with the provost and trustees. 

2E)n tfte Campus 

Springer '19 has left college. 

The Chapel roof is receiving its annual coat of 

Rehearsals for the Mandolin Club will begin 
this week. 

Chapman '17 is coaching the Brunswick High 
School football team. 

Frank Smith '12, LaCasce '14 and Weintz ex- 
'15 were on the campus last week. 

The freight train for Waterville Friday even- 
ing had an unusually large number of passengers. 
The return trip was made in the legal way, for 
the most part. 

The five-thirty train from Waterville last Sat- 
urday was stopped soon after starting while the 
local police assisted a rash Freshman from his 
perch on the back of the engine. 

The number of candidates for the Orient 
Board this year surpasses all records. Twenty 
men have reported in all, the following in addi- 
tion to the list previously printed : Davey, Decker, 
Fernald, Rollins and C. E. Stevens. 



26. Interclass Cross-Country. 

Masque and Gown Trials. 

5.00. Glee Club Trials. 

29. Rally in Memorial Hall. 

30. Bates at Lewiston. 

2. Freshman Warnings. 
2. Interclass Track Meet. 




Alpha Rho of Kappa Sigma. 

Brunswick, Me., Oct. 17, 1915. 
Alpha Rho of Kappa Sigma expresses its deep- 
est regret at the loss of one of its charter mem- 
bers, Clarence Edgar Baker of Raymond, N. H., 
a member of the class of eighteen hundred and 
ninety-six. The chapter loses one who always 
had its welfare at heart and who has continually 
shown toward it a profound interest. 

Lowell A. Elliott, 
E. Carl MoraN, Jr., 

For the Chapter. 

aiumni Department 

'89. — Dr. Daniel Edward Owen is assistant pro- 
fessor of English at the University of Pennsyl- 

He received the degree of Doctor of Philoso- 
phy from Pennsylvania in 1903, publishing in the 
same year his thesis, "The Sonnet Sequences to 
Earlier English Verse." Dr. Owen has been for 
a number of years, 1897-1915, Professor of 
Science at the William Penn Charter Shcool in 
Philadelphia, and his thorough training in both 
liberal and scientific subjects will make his work 
of special interest to students in the scientific 
courses. Dr. Owen taught in Thornton Academy, 
Saco, Me., 1890-1897. He is the author of "Old 
Times in Saco," a monograph on the early history 
of Maine, occasional papers and magazine con- 
tributions. Since 1906 he has been a trustee of 
Thornton Academy, and he was a member of the 
Commission appointed by the College Entrance 
Examination Board to revise requirements in 
Physics. Subsequently he was examiner for the 

'99. — The marriage is announced of Capt. Roy 
L. Marston to Mary Eliza Emery at Skowhegan, 
Me., Oct. 17. 

'05. — The engagement of Arthur S. Shorey to 
Miss Louise Gibbs of Bridgton is announced. 
Mr. Shorey, formerly of Bath, has been in the 
International Banking Company's offices in Lon- 
don, Hong Kong, Manila, and he is at present in 
Panama. He spent this summer at his home. 

'08. — Murray C. Donnell of Houlton has en- 
listed in the English army and has been given an 
ofiicer's commission. He is now at the concen- 
tration camp, Salisbury Plains, England. 

'11. — William Folsom Merrill of Skowhegan 
and Miss Jeanette Lander of. Bougham were 
married Monday, Oct. 12. Mr. Merrill is in part- 
nership with his father and brother, in the law 
firm of Merrill & Merrill. The couple will reside 
at their home on Water Street, Skowhegan. 

"Ed'' is here 

Today and Wednesday 

at Hotel Eagle 

Correct Fall Suits and Overcoats 
Fine Haberdashery 


Moleskin Reefers $9.00 

Wool Vests $6.00 

Drop in and see "Ed" 



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JEN^^IE S. IIAKVKT announces openiDf; of 
classes in llie Ui'est Bali Hooni Dancing-. Private 
iusiructina by a|)poininient, individually or small 
classes. ^iK-cial openino- of the jiopiilnr Saturday 
eveinnj)- classes and assemblies Oct. 16tli at 
Pylhian Hall. Insiniclidn 7.15 p.m. Assembly 
8 30 Further pariicuiars address 26 Garden 
St., Bath, Me. Phone 4.i4-K. 

The J. A. Slocum Co. 

announces a full line 

of Athletic Goods. 





NO. 17 


The Bowdoin eleven looked much more like a 
football team Saturday than the week before. 
Bates played hard and in the first half looked like 
the better team, but Bowdoin had no Cawley to 
stop and came back with a rush in the second half, 
the line showing real football at last. As a re- 
sult of Colby's unexpected defeat by Maine, Bow- 
doin now has a chance to tie the championship. 

Bowdoin's touchdown, the only score of the 
game, came in the last period. Captain Leadbet- 
ter was signalled for a tackle around play around 
right end and, helped by good interference by 
Bradford and Foster, got away for a 40 yard run 
to the five yard line. On the next play Bates' 
defense crumbled and Foster carried the ball 
over by a plunge through center. Phillips kicked 
the goal. 

The game was close, neither team having many 
chances to score. Clean, fast playing character- 
ized the work of both teams. Bates went through 
the whole game without being penalized once. 
Two penalties of five yards for off-side and two 
of two yards for calling time out more than three 
times in a period were the only ones inflicted on 

In the first period Bates seemed to have the 
jump on Bowdoin. Davis, Bates' fast quarter- 
back, made a number of end runs netting from 
six to seventeen yards each. Fumbles when 
Bates seemed on the road to a touchdown stopped 
the only chances that the Garnet had to score. 
Davis was the best individual ground-gainer of 
the game, making in all about 130 yards by end 
runs and running back punts. Bates' open play 
failed to materialize, the Garnet losing ground 
on every attempt to use it. End runs and short 
line plunges gained ground for the home team. 

In the last part of the game Bowdoin improved 
rapidly and overcame Bates' advantage of the 
first quarter. The Bowdoin line was back in its 
early season form, presenting a stonewall defense 
against most of the Bates line-plunges. The back 
field had the best offensive of the year. The 
tackling of the whole team had improved a hun- 
dred per cent, since the disastrous Colby game. 
Phillips at quarter again played a good, steady 
game. Twice his sure tackles stopped Davis af- 
ter the rest of the team had been spilled by the 

strong Bates' interference. Phillips made a pret- 
ty try for a field goal in the fourth quarter from 
the 40 yard line. With the wind against it the 
ball went straight and true, falling short by only 
a few yards. Bradford blocked the single at- 
tempt of Bates for a goal from the field. Peacock 
played a fast, strong game, gaining both on end 
runs and line plunges. Foster, fully recovered 
from his injuries, played the steady consistent 
game that he had played earlier in the season. 
Bradford's work at end was the best that has 
been shown in that position this year. Nevens, 
substituted for Peacock in the third quarter, 
played a fast, peppery game. Leadbetter was 
strong on the offense, a stonewall on the defense 
and kept up Bowdoin's end of the punting. 

The teams were nearly even in punting. Lead- 
better making a few more yards on his high, slow 
punts, than did Davis on his lower, faster ones. 
In line plunging Bowdoin had a distinct advan- 
tage, Foster and Peacock both making good gains 
through the line. Bates was only able to make a 
few yards at intervals. Davis of Bates gained 
the most ground by his end runs, although Pea- 
cock, Foster and Nevens together covered much 
more ground by this means than did the Bates 
team. Bowdoin was able to work the forward 
pass a few times for good gains during the sec- 
ond half. Bates' single successful pass netted 
only four yards. 


Phillips kicked off to J. Neville who ran the 
ball back 15 yards to the 35 yard line. Davis 
made 15 yards around left end. Peacock recov- 
ered A. Moulton's fumble. Peacock made 17 
yards around left end and four through center. 
Foster lost four, a forward pass failed, Peacock 
and Foster could not gain the distance and the 
ball went to Bates on her 28 yard Hne. Bates 
lost nine yards on a fumble. Moulton made four 
through center, Davis nine around left end. 
Davis was forced to punt to Peacock. Peacock 
made three, Foster two, and Leadbetter punted to 
A. Moulton on the 20 yard Hne. Moulton made 
six, DeWever two and Moulton five for first 
down for Bates. Drew made two, DeWever lost 
one and Davis went around left end for 11 and 
around right end for 17, being downed by Phil- 
lips. DeWever made three. Drew did the same,. 


Moulton was unable to gain and his fumble on 
the next play was recovered by Drummond. 

From Bowdoin's 20 yard line Peacock made 
four yards through center and Leadbetter punted 
to Davis. After a series of rushes in which Bates 
was unable to gain, Davis punted. Leadbetter 
returned the punt, gaining about five yards by the 
exchange. Bates was unable to gain by rushes 
or forward passes and Davis punted. Bowdoin 
was unable to gain and Leadbetter punted. The 
quarter ended with the ball in Bates' possession 
on Bowdoin's 45 yard line. 


DeWever fumbled and Drummond recovered. 
Bowdoin fumbled, but Phillips recovered the ball 
with a five yard loss. Foster made three. Lead- 
better punted over the goal line, giving Bates the 
ball on the 20 yard line. DeWever made nine 
yards and failed to gain on the next play. Bow- 
doin was penalized five yards for off-side. De- 
Wever failed to gain. Davis made three yards. 
Moulton made three, Davis punted to the ten 
yard line. Peacock made a yard and Leadbetter 
punted to Davis on the 45 yard line. Davis 
made 14 yards around right end. Moulton failed 
to gain. DeWever made three yards through 
center. Davis made 18 yards around end. De- 
Wever plunged through center for two yards, but 
Davis was unable to gain around either end. 

Shattuck was sent in for Stonier and attempted 
a field goal, but the kick was blocked by Bradford 
and the ball recovered by Drummond. Bowdoin 
was here penalized two yards for taking out time 
for injured men more than three times in the 
period. After two short rushes by Peacock, 
Leadbetter kicked 40 yards to Davis who was 
dropped in his tracks by Bradford. Neither De- 
Wever nor Davis could gain the distance and 
Davis punted over the goal line and a Bates man 
fell on the ball for a touchback. Leadbetter punt- 
ed to Moulton on Bowdoin's 49 yard line. Moul- 
ton made five yards, DeWever one and Moulton 
four for a first down. DeWever made two line 
plunges for three and two yards. A "Une split" 
formation failed to gain. Bartlett intercepted a 
forward pass from Davis and the half ended with 
the ball in Bowdoin's possession on her 35 yard 


Davis kicked off to Edwards who had replaced 
Oliver at tackle. Edwards ran the ball back 12 
yards to the 22 yard line. Foster and Peacock 
made short gains and Leadbetter punted to Moul- 
ton who ran the ball back 12 yards before he was 
downed bv Peacock. DeWever and Drew made 
gains amounting to five yards. Davis went 

around right end for six yards and first down. 
DeWever lost a yard on a fumble, Davis went 
around left end for seven yards and Drew lost a 
yard because of a poor pass. Davis punted 35 
yards to Foster who ran the ball back 12 yards. 
Peacock fumbled but Edwards recovered the ball 
for a four yard gain. Foster made five, but Bow- 
doin was penalized five for off-side and Leadbet- 
ter punted, the punt going outside on the Bowdoin 
26 yard line. 

Davis made five yards around right end, but on 
the next play DeWever fumbled the ball on Bow- 
doin's 20 yard line. At this point Nevens was 
substituted for Peacock and made six yards 
around right end. Bartlett made three around 
left end, and Nevens made seven more in the 
same place. Bartlett again made three yards but 
Nevens was thrown back by Moulton for a loss 
of five yards. Leadbetter punted, the ball getting 
by Moulton and rolling to the two yard line 
where A. Moulton and lleadbetter both fell on it. 
The officials after a consultation decided the ball 
belonged to Bates. 

Davis punted from behind the goal line to Fos- 
ter on the Bates 32 yard line. Nevens made six 
yards around left end, one through center and 
then fumbled, the ball being recovered by Phil- 
lips. A forward pass from Nevens was inter- 
cepted by A. Moulton on the Bates 18 yard line. 
DeWever failed to gain and the period ended. 


Davis and Connors failed to gain and Davis 
punted to Nevens who ran the ball back 20 yards. 
Nevens lost ten on the next play. A forward 
pass was incomplete and then Bowdoin made 
nine yards by a pass, Nevens to Beal. 

From the Bates 40 yard line Phillips attempted 
a field goal. The ball was accurately kicked, but 
was against the wind and fell a few yards short. 

The ball went to Bates on the 20 yard line. 
Connors made two short gains. Drew could not 
break through the line and Davis kicked to Phil- 
lips who ran the ball back to the 48 yard line. 
Nevens made a successful pass to Beal, but the 
ball was brought back, both teams being off-side. 

Foster made five through center. Leadbetter, 
aided by strong interference, made a tackle 
around run of 40 yards. Davis pulled him down 
on the five yard line and on the next play Foster 
carried the ball over the goal line for a touch- 
down and the only score of the game. 

Leadbetter punted out to Foster on the 18 yard 
line and Phillips kicked the goal. 

Phillips kicked off to DeWever who was 
downed on the 28 yard line. A forward pass was 
incomplete. Bates lost five yards on a lateral 



pass. Davis failed to gain around right end and 
punted to Phillips who ran the ball back 15 yards 
to the middle of the field. Pettingill made six 
yards through the line and then fumbled to Mur- 
ra}'. Davis was tackled by Leadbetter on a line- 
split fake pass for a loss of four yards. Connors 
made a yard. Bates made four yards on a pass, 
Davis to Connors. Davis punted to Phillips who 
ran the ball back 18 yards. Nevens made five 
through center, Pettingill lost three. Nevens 
broke through for a 28 yard run to the 35 yard 
line where he was tackled by Connors and the 
game ended. 

Bradford, le le, Murray 

Oliver, It It, W. Neville 

B. Moulton, Ig Ig, Stonier 

Chase, c c, Merrill 

Stone, rg rg, Adams 

Leadbetter, rt rt, Southey 

Drummond, re re, J. Neville 

Phillips, qb qb, Davis 

Peacock, Ihb Ihb, A. Moulton 

Foster, rhb rhb, Drew 

Bartlett, fb fb, DeWever 

Umpire, Burke of Worcester Tech.; referee, 
Donnelly of Holy Cross; head linesman, Walsh 
of Georgetown; field judge, Ireland of Tufts. 
Touchdown, Foster; goal from touchdown, Phil- 
lips. Score: Bowdoin 7, Bates o. Time of pe- 
riods, 15 minutes. 

Substitutions: Bowdoin — Edwards for Oliver, 
Nevens for Peacock, Pettingill for Foster, Dyar 
for Bartlett; Bates — Shattuck for Stonier, Con- 
nors for Drew, Connors for A. Moulton, Knight 
for Shattuck, Shattuck for Merrill, Small for 
Drew, Russell for Knight. 


There is just one cause for disappointment in 
the Bates game, — that the score was not larger. 
During the last few minutes of play, Bowdoin 
gained with great regularity and the game ended 
with the ball in Bowdoin's possession within 
striking distance of the Bates goal posts. At this 
point Quarterback Phillips showed good judg- 
ment in not calling for a drop kick on the last 
play. The additional three points would not have 
been of great account, while a blocked drop kick 
might have resulted in a tie contest. 

One criticism that may be offered is the lack of 
interference that the Bowdoin backs give to each 
other. Time after time the man with the ball was 
forced to go his way alone and was tackled with 
small gain, when good interference would have 
meant first down. 

Bartlett at half back played a good defensive 
game and on one occasion broke up a forward 
pass that seemed to be perfect. 

The result of the Bates game offers encourage- 
ment for the Maine game next Saturday. The 
Maine game is the biggest game of the season, 
and means more for either team than any other 
game of the series. Through her victory over 
Colby Maine has the decided advantage from the 
viewpoint of the dopester. The only explanation 
that can be offered for Maine's apparently easy 
triumph over Colby is that Cawley, Colby's star 
fullback, the man who caused all the trouble for 
Bowdoin, was put out early in the game. With- 
out him, Colby was at a big disadvantage. 

It is known that Maine has a wonderful series 
of forward passes. Good work by the Bowdoin 
backs, however, can break up these passes. 

The Maine ends are unusually fast in getting 
down the field under passes and punts. In Ruff- 
ner, Jones and Daley, Maine has three backs who 
have been consistent ground gainers, both through 
the line and around the ends. They succeeded in 
fathoming weak places in the Colby defense. 
Maine's chances depend upon them. 

It may be that Bowdoin will uncover some trick 
formations this week. Thus far trick formations 
have been few and possibly Coach Campbell is 
saving them for the Maine game. 

The game will surely be hard-fought. Even 
though beaten on paper, Bowdoin is not beaten 
on the field and will work her hardest to carry 
off a victory. 

While Bowdoin and Maine are playing in 
Brunswick, Colby and Bates will be playing at 
Waterville. There seems little likelihood that 
Bates will be able to win, or even to score on 

If Colby and Bowdoin win, Bowdoin, Colby 
and^Maine will be- tied for the championship. If 
Maine wins, she has won the title. 


The number of candidates for the Glee Club 
shattered all previous records. Forty-eight men 
reported, including last year's members. The first 
cut was made Wednesday afternoon, the follow- 
ing men being retained: first basses, Fuller '16, 
Woodman '16 (leader), Biggers '17, Scott '18, 
Merrill '19; second basses, Merrill '16, Parmenter 
'16, Seward '17, Joyce '18, J. Thomas '18; first 
tenors, Burnham '16, Crosby '17, Chase '18, Hill 
'19, R. Turner '19; second tenors, Stuart '16, 
Haseltine '17, Piedra '17, Ross '17, Harrington 
'18, Woodman '18. These men will report this 
(Tuesday) afternoon at 5 o'clock for their first 





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Vol. XLV. NOVEMBER 2, 1915 No. 17 

The iVlaine Game 

As the football team enters upon the final week 
of the state series, we feel that we have more 
than a ray of hope of defeating Maine. The 
team played far better in the Bates game than in 
the disastrous Colby game a week earlier, but 
even yet we think the team is capable of better 

On paper, Maine is the victor. Bowdoin must 
fight every minute. In Jones, Maine has a won- 
derful ground gainer. Bowdoin must stop him. 
Maine has been unusually successful with for- 
ward passes. Bowdoin must break them up. 

Bowdoin has not won from Maine since 1909. 
To rehearse the scores of years since then is pain- 
ful. Let the players fight as never before. Let 

the cheering section cheer as never before. We 

must beat Maine. 

For the Alumni 

We hope that many alumni living in the vicin- 
ity of Brunswick will be present at the Bowdoin- 
Maine game next Saturday. The improvement 
of our team over last year is due not to new ma- 
terial, for there is not a single Freshman on the 
team, but to more experienced coaches, made pos- 
sible by generous contributions of Bowdoin men. 
We hope that our alumni will not miss this chance 
of seeing the team in action. 

Reserved Books 

To the casual reader of the Orient it may 
seem that we devote undue attention to football. 
But it must be remembered that football is the 
all-important matter at present. Even warnings 
are subordinate to that absorbing topic. 

But at the climax of the football season, on the 
eve of the Maine game, we must issue our pe- 
riodical plaint against the misuse of reserved 
books in the Library. The deliberate, if only 
temporary, pilfering of reserved books is so often 
repeated as to assume the nature of a capital 
crime. We hope that offenders will be drawn 
and quartered and their remains scattered to the 
four winds. 


The interclass cross-country race, held Tues- 
day, was won by the Freshmen with 35 points, 
closely followed by the Sophomores with 38 
points. The Seniors were third with 66 and the 
Juniors fourth with 71 points. The times of 
Turner and Irving, who finished first and second, 
were both ahead of the record made by Allen '18 
last year. The first ten men to finish were re- 
served for the varsity cross-country team. 

The men finished in the following order : Tur- 
ner '19, L. Irving '16, Mosher '19, Wyman '18, 
Fillmore '17, Hamlin '18, Howard '18, Cole '19, 
Simonton '18, Warren '19, Hart '16, Hildreth '18, 
R. Irving '19, Owen '17, Jones '18, MacCormick 
'18, Bond '17, Perkins '19, Hodgkins '16. 

The silver trophy cup, taken by the Freshmen, 
was won last year by 1918 and by 1917 the year 

The provisional cast for "Mrs. Dot," chosen 
last Tuesday evening, is as follows: Mrs. Dot, 
Corcoran '19; Freddie, Mooers '18; Aunt Eliza, 



Cobb '17 or Fay '19; Rixon, Achorn '17; Gerald, 
Jacob '18; Blenkensop, Newell '19; Lady Sellen- 
ger, Biggers '17; Nellie, Cobb '17 or Angus '19; 
Wright, Stride '17; Charles, Colter '18. These 
men were selected according to the merits of 
their work at the trial, and the competition was 
so keen that the cast was picked with the greatest 
difficulty by the judges. Professor Files, Profes- 
sor Brown, Professor Bell, Professor Elliott and 
Mrs. Brown, the coach. 

The following Freshmen have already reported 
as candidates for the assistant managership: 
Angus, L. Doherty, Newell and Rollins. 


The game Saturday will be the twentieth time 
Bowdoin has played Maine in football. Bowdoin 
has won ten games and Maine eight, that of 1910 
being a tie. Bowdoin has scored 200 points 
against the 161 of Maine. The scores : 

1893. — Bowdoin 12, Maine 10. 

1894. — No game. 

1895. — No game. 

1896. — Bowdoin 12, Maine C. 

1897. — No game. 

1898. — Bowdoin 29, Maine 0. 

1899. — Bowdoin 10, Maine 0. 

1900. — Bowdoin 38, Maine 0. 

1901. — Maine 22, Bowdoin 5. 

1902. — Maine 11, Bowdoin 0. 

1903. — Maine 16, Bowdoin 0. 

1904. — Bowdoin 22, Maine 5. 

1905. — Maine 18, Bowdoin 0. 

1906. — Bowdoin 6, Maine o. 

1907. — Bowdoin 34, Maine 5. 

1908. — Bowdoin 10, Maine 0. 

1909. — Bowdoin 22, Maine o. 

1910. — Bowdoin o, Maine o. 

191 1. — Maine 15, Bowdoin 0. 

1912. — Maine 17, Bowdoin 0. 

1913. — Maine 9, Bowdoin 0. 

1914. — Maine 27, Bowdoin o. 


The Portland Evening Express-Advertiser has 
figured the average weights of the Maine football 
teams as follows : 

Bowdoin— Line, 186; backfield, 157; average, 

Bates— Line, 171; backfield, 156; average, 163. 

Colby— Line, 190; backfield, 165; average, 179. 

Maine— Line, 176; backfield, 167; average, 169. 

The annual fall interclass track meet is to be 
held this afternoon. The list of events is as fol- 

lows : 100 and 220 yard dashes; quarter, half 
and two mile runs '; 120 high and 220 low hurdles ; 
high jump, broad jump, and pole-vault. 


The annual cross-country run for the state 
championship will be held Friday at 3.30 over the 
course of the University of Maine at Orono. Al- 
though the teams have not been definitely an- 
nounced, Maine's quintet, with Bell and Preti 
certain to place well, looks like an easy winner. 
Bowdoin's team will be made up, for the most 
part, of new men but they are certain to give 
Bates and Colby a hard fight for second place. 

The team will be finally selected after trials to 
be held this afternoon in which the following 
members of the squad will compete: Irving '16, 
Fillmore '17, Hamlin '18, Hildreth '18, Howard 
'18, Wyman '18, Cole '19, Mosher '19 and Turner 
'19. Trainer Magee and the team will leave for 
Orono Thursday afternoon so that the runners 
may go over the course Friday morning. 

The Annie Talbot Cole lectures will be deliv- 
ered by Professor Felix E. Schelling, Ph.D., of 
the University of Pennsylvania, on Monday, No- 
vember 8, and Monday, November 15. 

The subjects are as follows: First lecture, 
"Some recent discoveries concerning Shake- 
speare;" second lecture, "The competitors of 



From tax, ist semester $2,580 00 

Tax, 2nd semester 2,040 00 

Balance 1913-14 525 

$4,625 25 


To Athletic Council for: — 

Football $1,400 00 

Baseball 1,075 0° 

Track 1,000 00 

Tennis 140 00 

Fencing 168 69 

Bowdoin Publishing Co 300 00 

Christian Association 151 53 

Debating Council 145 00 

Band 185 00 

Student Council 50 00 

Balance on deposit 10 03 

1,625 25 


Respectfully submitted, 

Manton Copeland, 
June 25, 1915. Treasurer. 

I have examined the books and accounts of the 
A. S. B. C. and find them accurately kept and 
properly vouched. The foregoing is a correct 
summary of receipts and disbursements. 

Barrett Potter, 
June 28, 1915. Auditor. 

The ofBce has compiled statistics as to the geo- 
graphical distribution of students as follows : 

Maine 276 

Massachusetts 74 

New York 10 

New Hampshire 9 

Rhode Island 6 

Indiana 5 

Connecticut 5 

New Jersey 3 

Wisconsin 2 

Washington 2 

District of Columbia 2 

Pennsylvania 2 

Missouri i 

Colorado i 

South Dakota i 

Iowa I 

Idaho I 

England i 


Percentage from Maine, .68. 
Percentage from outside, .32. 

CDe mw dLoIIeges 

The Freshman class entering Princeton this 
iall is the smallest in three years. Unusual con- 
ditions brought about by the European war are 
blamed for the decrease. 

The Harvard delegation to the summer mili- 
tary camp at Plattsburg, N. Y., was larger than 
that from any other institution. Out of a total 
of 612 college' men, 84 were Harvard undergrad- 
uates, and in the business men's section which 
totalled 1300. nearly one-third were Harvard 

Student classes in athletic sports have been or- 
ganized at Columbia University for the first time. 
This is said to be an innovation for eastern col- 
leges. Teams in track athletics, football, swim- 
mtng, water polo, rowing, soccer, boxing, hand- 
ball and baseball will be formed, and lawn tennis 
will be taught. Membership in these classes will 

be optional, and those electing to take athletic les- 
sons will be required to join at least three of the 
classes in succession. It is the plan of the ath- 
letic inspectors at Columbia to give the students 
a general athletic training without making it nec- 
essary for the student to report for a varsity 
team. The teams will not take part in any con- 
test with other colleges. Those students who 
pass the examinations in athletics at the conclu- 
sion of the term will receive two points toward 
their degree. 

President Hibben of Princeton University, not 
merely in his official capacity but as an alumnus, 
appealed to graduates to discontinue the free 
serving of beer in the reunion tents at commence- 
ment time. He is convinced that the fair name 
and honor of Princeton are at stake. 

''Yale, when a century and a quarter old, held 
less than $20,000 of permanent funds, and had an 
annual budget of only about the same size. In- 
deed, it has been estimated that the united pro- 
ductive endowment of all the colleges in the land 
in 1800 was less than $500,000. And as to stu- 
dents, Princeton a century old had but 232; Co- 
lumbia at the same time, 179; Pennsylvania, only 
120; after 150 years, Yale had enlarged to hold 
its 386 undergraduates; but Harvard after two 
centuries had but 236. In 1850, not an American 
college had more than 400 students. . . . Though 
the population has increased only three-fold in 
sixty years, the number of college students has 
increased forty-fold. . . .In 1904, only one-fifth 
of the students were in colleges of less than 400; 
and half in colleges of more than 1000. . . . The 
World Almanac for 1915 lists 82 state and inde- 
pendent universities and colleges, 260 denomina- 
tional, and 143 non-sectarian; a total of 485. 
. . . More than 50% of the graduates of Yale 
and Harvard during their first fifty years went 
into the ministry."— Address of Pres. Herbert 
Welch, Ohio Wesleyan University. 

The advantages which the small college pos- 
sesses over the university are described in an 
article which former Senator Root has written 
for the year book published at Hamilton, his 
Alma Mater. 

As a means of promoting college democracy 
and solving the self-help problem, Princeton is to 
try the experiment of having student waiters in 
its university dining rooms. Ninety undergrad- 
uates will be taken care of in this way. 

The agreement which was made last year be- 
tween twenty-one Harvard clubs and fraterni- 
ties in regard to "rushing" new students will be 
adhered to this fall. No member of any of these 
clubs is permitted to canvass any undergraduate 



before the opening of college in his sophomore 
year. By "canvassing" is meant making to any 
undergraduate a statement about any club, or no- 
tifying him directly or indirectly that he is under 
consideration as a future member of any club. 
No pledge or promise is to be accepted from any 
undergraduate before Oct. 22 this year, nor from 
any who is not at least in his sophomore year. 
The agreement has been brought about by the 
new freshman dormitories and the changes en- 
suing in several phases of undergraduate life. 

Thirty Chinese students have enrolled in va- 
rious departments at Oberlin College for the col- 
lege year. 

The students' association of Amherst has put 
in force a graded system of dues for the support 
of athletics of the college. For the current year 
these dues will vary for individual students from 
$5 to $16, being graded according to the amount 
of room-rent paid by freshmen and the amount 
of self support of upper classmen. Hitherto 
students have paid the uniform rate of $10 for 
the athletic season. 

Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, Harvard and Cor- 
nell have formed an Intercollegiate Trapshooting 
Association. The purpose of the organization is 
to "regulate intercollegiate trapshooting competi- 
tion and increase interest in trapshooting as a 
college sport." An intercollegiate championship 
shoot will be held at Dartmouth this fall. 

art iBuilDinff Botes 

A very interesting addition to the art treasures 
of the college is a prehistoric water jar from 
Northern Arizona, lent by F. J. C. Little, Esq., 
Bowdoin '89, of Augusta, Maine. 

This rare vase, practically in perfect condition, 
is about sixteen inches high and fourteen inches 
in diameter. The color is a bluish gray with the 
darker decoration in the familiar zig-zag pattern 
remarkably preserved. 

This recent acquisition has been conspicuously 
placed in the Boyd Gallery of the Walker Art 

Cfip Liftratp Cafile 

The Library has recently received a gift of 
about ninety volumes bearing upon polar explora- 
tion. These books were presented by the Explor- 
ers' Club, of New York, in honor of Rear Ad- 
miral Peary '"jj, "as a slight memorial to the suc- 

cess of a distinguished alumnus." Among these 
are books by Nansen, Amundsen and many older 
explorers. There are also in the collection sev- 
eral of Admiral Peary's own books. In his letter 
of presentation, Vice-President Saville, after 
stating that the club desires and expects to add to 
this collection from time to time, writes : "It 
has been suggested that it might be known as the 
Peary Collection or the Library of Polar Explo- 
ration, as might be agreeable to the college au- 

Kate Douglas Wiggin, Litt.D., (Bowdoin), has 
recently presented to the Library her two latest 
books, "Bluebeard" and "Penelope's Postscripts." 
She has also given "Princess Mary's Gift Book" 
which includes the story "Fleur-de-Lys" by Mrs. 
Wiggin. These three books will be placed in the 
Alumni Room among the rest of her works, 
which she has presented to the Library. 

Wax^ ti)e ifacultp 

Professor Woodruff preached at the Old South 
Church at Hallowell, Sunday, Oct. 24. 

Judge L. A. Emery, a member of the examin- 
ing committee of the Trustees, visited the college 
last week. 

Mr. Langley spoke at a banquet of the Cony 
High School Y. M. C. A. Friday, Oct. 7. His 
subject was "Clean Life." 

At a recent meeting of the Brunswick chapter, 
American Red Cross, Dean Sills was elected 
chairman of the chapter and Professor Cram, 

Dean Sills is the delegate from the Diocese of 
Maine at the Synod of the New England Episco- 
pal churches, held at Concord, New Hampshire, 
October 26 and 27. 

Professors Files and Mitchell spoke at a re- 
union of Bowdoin men held in connection with 
the Maine Teachers' Association convention at 
Bangor last Thursday evening. 

Dr. Burnett and Dean Sills attended the ban- 
quet at the Falmouth Hotel, Portland, Oct. 24, at 
which Major General Wood, U.S.A., was the 
guest of honor and principal speaker. 

Professor George T. Files has been named by 
the Portland Chamber of Commerce as a mem- 
ber of the committee to conduct a campaign to 
have an aeroplane station established in Casco 

At the annual session of the Maine State Li- 
brary Association, held in Bangor last Wednes- 
day, Charles A. Flagg, president of the associa- 
tion, in the course of his opening address said. 



"The event that stands out most prominently is 
the loss of our leader, counselor and friend, 
Professor George T. Little, of Bowdoin, and a 
part of the afternoon session will be devoted to 
consideration of his services." Professor W. H. 
Hartshorn of Bates, chairman of the Maine Li- 
brary Commission, opened the afternoon session 
with an address on the life and services of Dr. 

Bowdoin was as usual well represented at the 
annual meeting of the Maine Teachers' Associa- 
tion in Bangor last Thursday and Friday. At 
the opening session Thursday morning Professor 
Hormell addressed the convention on "Practical 
Civics for Secondary Schools." Professor Mit- 
chell spoke before the evening session of the con- 
vention on "The Influence of the Public School 
in Teaching Patriotism." At the departmental 
session on Friday Professor Nixon was chair- 
man of the department of classics and Professor 
Hormell, of the department of history. During 
the day Professor Files read a report of the 
Twelfth Annual Meeting of the New England 
Modern Language Association and Professor 
Johnson spoke on "The Classics and Modern Lit- 

Dn tlje Campus 

Hawes 'i6 is in Cambridge with a broken 

Kuhn '15 and Powers eA--'i6 were on the cam- 
pus last week. 

Bancroft ex-i6 is recovering from an attack 
of appendicitis. 

Warnings for first year men were issued at the 
Faculty meeting yesterday afternoon. 

Band candidates were many last Saturday. No 
longer can the manager say, "Lack of material." 

At a meeting of the Junior class held Oct. 25, 
Humphrey was elected to the position of treas- 
urer, left vacant by the resignation of Blanchard. 

The examination for student assistants in the 
College Library was held in the office of the Li- 
brarian Thursday afternoon. Nineteen applica- 
tions were filed, from which number two are to be 


2. Interclass Track Meet. 

5. M.I.C.A.A. Cross-Country Race at Orono. 
Football Rally. 

Zeta Psi — Alpha Delta Phi Joint Dance. 

6. Maine at Brunswick. 
Football Dance in Gymnasium. 

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NO. 18 


In one of the hardest fought games in recent 
years in Maine football, the University of Maine 
won from Bowdoin last Saturday afternoon on 
Whittier Field by the score of 23 to 13, incidental- 
ly gaining a clear title to the football champion- 
ship of the state. The victor's superiority lay in 
the clever use of the forward pass, the White 
proving her equal in every other department of 
the game. Bowdoin's high score was somewhat 
of a surprise and credit for this is to be given to 
Stuart, who by his alertness and heady playing 
made one touchdown by a 55 yard run and paved 
the way for the other with a 79 yard run. Every 
Bowdoin player fought hard and although sev- 
eral had to be carried from the field, their sub- 
stitutes played equally as well. 

Maine excelled in the forward pass department 
but her famed shift plays proved of no use, for 
the Bowdoin forwards, led by Captain Leadbetter, 
quickly fathomed them and often threw the run- 
ner for a loss. Bowdoin's line played a strong 
game, Maine's line-plunging backs finding it a 
difficult proposition. On the other hand the 
White players opened up good holes for their 
backfield. Bowdoin resorted mainly to straight 
rushes, her few attempts at forward passes fail- 
ing. Stuart, Nevens and Peacock time after time 
penetrated the Maine line for big gains. Phillips 
again ran the team in a fine manner and although 
called upon only a few times to get the man, he 
made sure tackles. Bowdoin was unusually un- 
fortunate in the number of severe injuries, while 
Maine escaped with only a few slight ones. 

Maine's first score came in the first quarter 
when by the use of the shift play and a few 
rushes Maine worked the ball to Bowdoin's 17 
yard line. From here Jones, Maine's star back, 
shot the ball over to Purington on the other side 
of the line. The goal was not kicked. 

In the second quarter through the efforts of 
Jones the ball was Maine's on her opponent's 
three yard line. From here he skirted around 
left end for the second score and Ruffner kicked 
the goal. But Bowdoin's opposition became 
stronger and it was not until that team had scored 
six points that Maine made her last touchdown. 
By clever forward passes Maine brought the 
ball to the 15 yard line. Here Jones's arm once 

more did the trick, and passed the forward to 
Purington. The latter fell down but Phillips in 
trying to knock down the pass sent the ball into, 
his hands. 

In the last quarter Maine, by recovering a fum- 
ble, came into possession of the ball on Bowdoin's 
17 yard line. Failing to gain, Ruffner drop- 
kicked the ball between the uprights. 

Bowdoin Scores 

Bowdoin's first score came at the beginning of 
the fourth quarter. Maine was attempting the 
forward pass quite successfully. Then Stuart in- 
tercepted one and dodged past the Maine tacklers, 
being caught by Higgins on the two yard line'. 
Peacock in straight rushes carried the ball across. 

A few minutes later Stuart again by means of 
a long run added a few points to Bowdoin's score. 
Higgins fumbled and Stuart, picking up the ball, 
sprinted 55 yards for a touchdown. Phillips, 
kicked the goal. 

The game was hard fought, sensational, and 
interesting. Maine was superior at the passing 
game, Bowdoin at the punting, and both teams 
were about even on the plunging attack. For 
Bowdoin, Captain Leadbetter, Moulton and 
Brewster were strong on the defense and Stuart, 
Nevens and Peacock on the attack. Jones and 
Captain Ruffner were Maine's strongest players. 
First Quarter 

Bowdoin received. Gorham kicked off to Wood 
on Bowdoin's 30 yard line. Foster made five 
through center. Foster made three. Peacock 
made no gain. Leadbetter kicked 25 yards to 
Ruffner. Jones made six. Daley made two 
around left end, being tackled by Foster. Wood 
was carried off the field, Beal going in for him. 
Jones made no gain. Ruffner kicked and Phillips 
recovered the fumble. Peacock made no gain. 
Leadbetter lost four. Leadbetter kicked 40 yards 
to Daley on Maine's 30 yard line. Ruffner made 
no gain. Jones made four. Ruffner kicked to 
Bowdoin's 40 yard line. Peacock plunged six 
yards. Peacock added two. Phillips made one. 
Peacock made only half a yard, Maine receiving 
the ball on Bowdoin's 48 yard line. Daley rushed 
five yards. Jones made first down. Maine worked 
the shift, Daley passing to Jones who plunged 
through. Bartlett was carried off the field, Pet- 
tingill taking his place. Maine worked the shift 



again, Jones being tackled by Phillips on Bow- 
doin's 17 yard line. The shift play failed, Lead- 
better getting Jones for no gain. Gorham made 
three yards. Ruffner made no gain. Jones shot 
a forward pass to Beverly who was waiting be- 
hind the goal line. The kick-out failed. 

Phillips kicked off to Hussey who carried the 
ball to Maine's 25 yard line. Gorham made five 
yards around left end, being tackled by Leadbet- 
ter. Jones made three and a half yards. On the 
shift Jones fumbled but Allen recovered. Ruff- 
ner kicked 25 yards, Phillips running the ball 
back four. Peacock made nine yards. Peacock 
rushed two yards for first down. On a bad pass 
Bowdoin lost six. A forward pass was intercept- 
ed by Gorham on Maine's 34 yard line. Ruffner 
made two, Reardon went five and Jones one. 
Ruffner punted, Phillips making a fair catch on 
Bowdoin's 33 yard line. Peacock made four. 
Foster made no gain. The quarter ended with it 
Bowdoin's ball on her 36 yard line. Score : Maine 
6, Bowdoin o. 

Second Quarter 

A fumble due to a bad pass was recovered by 
Leadbetter for a six yard loss. Leadbetter punt- 
ed to Jones who ran the ball back 38 yards to 
Bowdoin's 28 yard line. Ruft'ner made four but 
Maine was penalized five yards. Peacock was 
forced to retire, Stuart taking his place. Bowdoin 
was penalized five yards. Daley, taking the ball 
over Jones's shoulder, skirted- the end for six 
yards. Jones placed the ball on the three yard 
line and after he failed to gain, Ruffner took it to 
the two yard line, Jones then going around left 
end for a score. Ruffner kicked the goal. 

Phillips kicked to Jones who, after runnlrg 20 
yards, was downed on the 30 yard line. Ruffner 
kicked 30 yards. Gorham intercepted a forward 
pass. Reardon made two and Daley went 20 
yards before he was tackled by Stuart. Gorham 
made three and Maine was penalized 15 yards. 
Chase had to be taken out and Brewster substi- 
tuted. Ruffner made no gain. A fake kick and 
forward pass formation netted no gain. Foster 
was injured and Nevens went in for him. It v,-as 
Bowdoin's ball- on her 25 yard line. Nevens made 
five yards and then kicked 29 yards to Maine's 40 
yard line. On a wing shift Kriger made three. 
Maine was penalized 15 yards, so Ruffner punted 
34 yards, the ball going outside on Bowdoin's 41 
yard line. Then Bowdoin showed a burst of of- 
fensive work. In two rushes Nevens made nine 
yards and Stuart made first down with a two 
yard gain. Stuart made six, Nevens one, and 
Stuart five yards and first down. Stuart and 
Nevens in two rushes made 1 1 yards. Stuart and 

Nevens had only made eight yards in four rushes 
when the half ended. Score : Maine 13, Bowdoin 

Third Quarter 

Phillips kicked off to Ruffner who was downed 
on Maine's 28 yard line. Gorham failed to gain 
and Daley lost two. Ruffner punted and as it 
was rolling outside Bradford fumbled it, Maine 
recovering the ball on her 34 yard line. Daley 
made eight around left end. Two forward passes 
failed and Ruffner punted to Phillips who ran 
back seven yards to his 32 yard line. Stuart 
made one-half yard and Nevens three. Lead- 
better failing to gain. Nevens punted to Daley 
who was tackled by Leadbetter on Maine's 48 
yard line. Nevens tackled Jones for no gain. In 
breaking up a forward pass Nevens was badly 
injured, a doctor being called. Dyar took his 
place. Jones made three and Ruffner five yards. 
A forward pass and a rush by Ruffner failed. 
Ruffner punted to Dyar who made a fair catch 
on Bowdoin's 35 yard line. Dyar made two but 
Stuart lost one. Leadbetter punted 48 yards, 
Daley returning the ball to the 40 yard line. Ruff- 
ner ploughed through the line for 35 yards, Phil- 
lips getting him. Daley made four, Gorham fol- 
lowing with three yards. Jones made two but 
Moulton captured a fumble on Bowdoin's 27 yard 
line. Stuart failed to gain but Phillips made four 
yards. Stuart punted outside on Maine's 35 yard 
line. On the shift play Moulton stopped Jones. 
On a forward pass which looked as if it hit the 
ground Maine made 31 yards. Higgins for Daley 
failed to gain while Ruffner only made two. 
Ruffner punted 24 yards, Phillips making a fair 
catch on Bowdoin's 15 yard line. Dyar made 
seven and Stuart five. Dyar and Stuart both 
made one yard, the quarter ending with it Bow- 
doin's ball on her 29 yard line. Score : Maine 13, 
Bowdoin o. 

Fourth Quarter 

Leadbetter punted, Higgins running back ten 
yards to Maine's 33 yard line. Gorham made 
seven, but Leadbetter tackled Higgins for a one 
yard loss. A pass, Jones to Purington, added 
ten. Gorham failed to gain and then Stuart 
pulled his first spectacular play by intercepting a 
forward pass and, dodging the Maine tacklers, 
sprinted 79 yards to the two yard line where Hig- 
o-ins caught him. Bowdoin was penalized five 
yards and then Peacock in three rushes of five, 
three and one yards each carried the ball across. 
Phillips barely missed the goal. 

Ruffner kicked off to Bowdoin and Bowdom 
lost the ball bv failing to cover it. Ruffner made 
two and Gorham three but Leadbetter tackled 



Jones for a seven yard loss. Phillips made a fair 
catch on the five yard line. Leadbetter punted to 
Bowdoin's 35 yard line. Pettingill tackled Gor- 
ham for a tvi^o yard loss and Stuart did the same 
to Jones who lost seven yards. A pass to Kriger 
made seven yards and the ball rested on Bow- 
doin's 15 yard line. Jones shot a forward pass. 
Phillips, in trying to intercept it, knocked it into 
Purington's arms. Ruffner kicked the goal. 

Stuart kicked off to Higgins who placed the 
ball on the 29 yard line. Ruffner in two rushes 
added eight yards and Higgins one yard. Once 
more Stuart was the man of the moment, picking 
up Higgins's fumble and running 55 yards for 
the second score. Phillips kicked the goal. Ruff- 
ner kicked to Stuart who ran back 20 yards. Pur- 
ington recovered Phillips's fumble on Bowdoin's 
17 yard line. Ruffner and Higgins in three 
rushes lost a yard and Ruffner then drop-kicked 
the goal from the 18 yard line. 

Ruffner kicked off to Peacock who ran back 
the ball 33 yards. Kriger intercepted a forward 
pass and Moulton being injured, Kern went in. 
Kriger made seven yards and the game ended. 

The summary : 

Beverly, le le, Bradford 

Greeley, It It, Edwards 

Hussey, Ig Ig, Moulton 

Green, c c. Chase 

Allen, rg rg. Stone 

Reardon, rt rt, Leadbetter 

Purington, re re. Wood 

Daley, qb qb, Phillips 

Ruffner. Ihb Ihb, Foster 

Gorham, rhb rhb, Peacock 

Jones, fb fb, Bartlett 

Referee, Thomas F. Murphy, Harvard. Um- 
pire, Hugh C. McGrath, Boston College. Head 
linesman, Charles C. McCarthy, Georgetown. 
Field judge, Thomas H. Kelley, Portland Ath- 
letic Club. Time of periods, 15 minutes each. 

Maine scoring: Touchdowns, Beverly, Jones, 
Purington. Goals from touchdowns, Ruffner 2. 
Goal from field, Ruffner. 

Bowdoin scoring: Touchdowns, Peacock, 
Stuart. Goal from touchdowns, Phillips. 

Substitutions: Maine — Moulton for Hussey, 
Purington for Allen, Kriger for Gorham, Hussey 
for Moulton, Gorham for Kriger, Harvey for 
Jones, Davis for Hussey, Kriger for Harvey. 
Bowdoin— Beal for Wood, Brewster for Stone, 
Stone for Chase. Nevens for Foster, Dyar for 
Nevens, Stuart for Peacock, Pettingill for Bart- 
lett, Peacock for Dyar, Chase for Stone, Drum- 
mond for Beal, Stanley for Drummond, Oliver 

for Edwards, Pike for Stanley, Kern for Moul- 


No definite announcements have been made as 
yet regarding arrangements for the Tufts game, 
but there will be reduced rates on the railroads 
from all points. Tickets will go on sale, either 
Wednesday or Thursday, for the grandstand and 
bleachers, probably at 75 cents each. 


The most spirited football rally of the year was 
held in Memorial Hall last Friday evening, with 
a large attendance and an enthusiastic audience. 
Fuller '16 presided and called upon the following 
speakers: Shumway "17, Dr. Whittier, C. T. 
Hawes '76, Captain Leadbetter, Coach Campbell 
and John Clifford '10. The band furnished mu- 
sic, and apples and cigarettes were served in 
plenty. The rally ended with cheering practice 
with Pirnie '18 as leader. 


The annual fall inter-class track meet has been 
in progress the past week. Although the first 
events took place on Tuesday, wet weather and 
early darkness have so interfered that only nine 
of the fourteen events had been run off by Sat- 
urday. The score so far shows the Sophomores 
in the lead, with the Juniors second, and the 
Freshmen and Seniors a poor third and fourth 
respectively. The following are the events and 
winners : 

100 Yard Dash — First, Pirnie '18; second, 
Simonton '18; third. Barton '19. 

440 Yard Dash — First, Savage '18 ; second, Pir- 
nie '18; third, Simonton '18. 

220 Yard Dash — First, Pirnie '18; second, Hur- 
lin '18; third, Hodgkins '16. 

880 Yard Dash — First, Crosby '17; second, 
Noyes '19; third, Simonton '18. 

Two-Mile Run — First, Turner '19; second, 
Irving '16; third, Mosher '19. 

High Jump— First, White '17; second, tie be- 
tween Hall '16 and Keene '17; third, Perkins '19. 

Discus Throw — First, Colbath '17; second, Hall 
'16; third, Vance '19. 

Pole Vault — First, Sampson "17; second, tie 
between Ripley '18 and Leighton '19. 

Shot Put— First, Colbath '17; second, Murch 
'18; third, Newell '19. 

The score in points by classes for the above 
events is: Sophomores, 31; Juniors, 27; Fresh- 
men, 14 ; Seniors, 9. 



Pdblirhed evekv Tuesday of the Collegiate yeak by 
The BOWDOIN Pdblishimg Company 




tories and recitation buildings, that the dormito- 
ries are often chilly, and that the burner of mid- 
night oil is often obliged to seek protection of 
bed clothes against marrow-freezing cold. All 
this we admit freely. But why should Sunday 
chapel be marred by a heat that is deadly in its 
somniferous strength ? Reasonable ventilation of 
the chapel would make the exercises far more ap- 
preciable to most students. 

DwiGHT H. Sayward, 1916, 
Donald W. Philbkick, 1917, 
J. Glenwood Winter, 1916, 


Managing Editor 

Alumni Editor 

Bela W. Norton, 1918, The Other Colleges 

Whitney Coombs, 1918, With The Faculty 

Robert G. Albion, 1918, On The Campus 

Edward C. Hawes, 1916 
William S. Cormack, 1917 
Frank E. Noyes, 1917 
Franklin D. MacCormick, 1918 

Contributions are requested from all undergraduates 
alumni and faculty. No anonymous contributions can 
be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions should be 
addressed to the Business Manager of the Bowdoin Pub- 
lishing Co. Subscriptions, S2.00 per year, in advance. 
Single copies, 10 cents. 

The Football Dance Again 

In a recent issue the Orient opposed, for va- 
rious reasons, a football dance after the Maine 
game. Another cause for postponement of the 
dance until Christmas or Thanksgiving another 
year was presented a*- the game. The cheering 
was the poorest we have had this season. It is 
impossible for men who have guests to sit in the 
cheering section and join in the cheering. 


Herbert H. Foster, 1916, 
Percy F. Crane, 1917, 

Business Manager 
Assistant Manager 

Entered at PostOffice at Br 

^ick as Second-Class Mail Ma 

Vol. XLV. NOVEMBER 9, 1915 No. 18 

To the Football Team 

The Maine championship series has been com- 
pleted. Our team has not been a champion, com- 
posed of individual stars, but a well-knit, hard- 
fighting organization that has given its best. 
From the first of the season up to the Maine 
game improvement has been steady. The Maine 
game, played against heavy odds, should be a 
cause of pride rather than shame. All honor to 
the players and their coaches I 

Ventilation of the Chapel 

It is more often the lot of the editorial writer 
to complain of lack of heat in college buildings 
than to suffer under its superabundance. We ad- 
mit that cold draughts sweep through the labora- 


The cross-country championship held at Orono 
Friday resulted in the expected win for Maine 
with 19 points, her men taking the first four 
places. Bates was second with 42 points and 
Bowdoin and Colby were tied for third with 74 
points. The time of 32 minutes flat made by Bell 
of Maine for the even five miles was good con- 
sidering the combination of mud, rain and wind 
which hindered the runners. Bowdoin's hopes 
for second place were lost when Turner '19 was 
taken ill about three miles out on the course and 
had to be carried into Orono where he was at- 
tended by a physician. Captain Irving was the 
first man for Bowdoin, finishing in tenth place. 

The summary, including only the men who fig- 
ured in the scoring, is as follows : 

I, Bell, Maine, 32; 2, Preti, Maine, 32:18; 3, 
Dempsey, Maine, 32:56; 4, Wunderlick, Maine, 
32:57; 5, Lane, Bates, 33:47; 6, Gregory, Bates, 
34:132-5; 7, Doe, Bates, 34:18; 8, Thompson, 
Colby, 34:30; 9, Hysom, Maine, 34:3?; 10, L. Irv- 
ing, Bowdoin, 34:58; II, Smith, Bates, 35:20; 12, 
Wood, Colby, 35:25; 13, DeWolf, Bates, 35:40; 
14, Fillmore, Bowdoin, 35:401-5; 15, Howard, 
Bowdoin, 35:402-5; 16, Mosher, Bowdoin, 36:26; 
17, Piebes, Colby, 36:52; 18, Libby, Colby, 37:05; 
19, Maddox, Colby, 37:08; 20, Wyman, Bowdoin, 
38 :04. 

The officials in charge of the race were : Start- 
er, Dr. Robert J. Aley ; referee, Professor G. W. 
Stephens of Maine; clerk of course, I. C. Mac- 
donald, U. of M. '16; judges at the finish, G. F. 
Parmenter of Colby, F. E. Pomeroy of Bates, M. 
A. Gould of Bowdoin and Leon S. Merrill of U. 
of M. ; assistant clerks of course, J. H. Gray '18, 
C A. Hartberg '18, John H. Magee; scorers, F. 



Owen Stephens '17, W. E. Nash '17, W. B. Lit- 
tlefield '17; announcer, J. A. McCiisker '17; in- 
spector along the course, O. C. Lawry '16, W. W. 
Webber '16, M. C. Driscoll '16, J. J. Donegan, B. 
E. Barrett '16, L. O. Barrowes '16, F. H. Curtis 
'16, J. T. Leecock, P. E. Chadbourne '17, L. E. 
Philbrook '16, L. E. Tohnan '16, C. A. Rice '17, 
R. Richardson '16, J. A. Gannett; timers, Profes- 
sor E. R. Wingard, Hosea Buck and Professor 
Barrows of Orono. 


Over a hundred couples enjoyed the dance af- 
ter the Maine game, Saturday evening. The 
Gymnasium was attractively decorated with black 
and white streamers strung from the ceiling to 
the sides of the room. The dance orders were in 
booklet form, the lady's being suitable for a card 
and photograph case, with Bowdoin 1915 and a 
representation of a football stamped on the cover. 

The patronesses were Mrs. Charles C. Hutch- 
ins, Mrs. Frank N. Whittier, Mrs. George T. 
Files, Mrs. Wilmot B. Mitchell, Mrs. Charles T. 
Burnett, Mrs. Roscoe J. Ham, Mrs. Frederic W. 
Brown, Mrs. Manton Copeland, Mrs. William H. 
Davis, Mrs. Gerald G. Wilder, Mrs. Alfred O. 
Gross and Mrs. Lee D. McClean. 

The committee in charge of the dance was 
composed of Fuller '16, chairman, Dunn '16, 
Marston '17, Pendleton '18 and Atwood '19. Mu- 
sic was furnished by Lovell's orchestra. Given 
of Brunswick catered. 

Among the young ladies present were Misses 
Elizabeth Hall, Eleanor Williamson, Hazel 
Leard, Elouise Danforth, Laura Coding, Ruth 
Johnson, Helene Fenderson, Marie Fogg, Marie 
Hieber, Ruth Morrill, Marion Fogg, Elizabeth 
Curtis, Cornelia Danforth, Dorothy Reynolds, 
Gertrude Albion, Helen Johnson, Alberta Robin- 
son, Marion Alexander, Lucy Dean, Flora Som- 
ers, Irene Woodbury and Ida Wotton of Port- 
land; Helen Baxter, Helen Mitchell, Lucia Al- 
ford, Ruth Lovell, Ruth Nearing, Marguerite 
Strout, Isabel Palmer, Mary Elliott, Sadie Har- 
rington, Helene Blackwell, Helen Elarrington and 
Clare Ridley of Brunswick; Pauline Hatch, Edith 
Hodgkins, Delia Merrill, Leonice Morse and 
Priscilla Kimball of Bath ; Dorothy Bird, Marion 
McLoon, Ida Wotton and Alice Simmons of 
Rockland ; Elouise Huskins, Gladys Pennell, Mil- 
dred Tinker, Marguerite Currier, Grace Down- 
ing, Helen Freeman, Verna Soule, Dorothy Paul, 
Ada Haskell and Mary Belt of Auburn ; Cather- 
ine Clifford, Florence Farrington of Lewiston ; 
Margaret Hutchinson, Maybelle Haines, Grace 
Murphy and Marguerite Roberts of Dexter; 

Dorothy Drake of Pittsfield, Ruth Crane of 
Orono, Lucy Jacobs of Thomaston, Rachael Kit- 
chin of Freeport, Gladys Murphy of Biddeford,. 
Hortense Lambert and Marion Williams of Wa- 
terville, Jeanne Moulton of Cumberland Center,. 
Florence Wakefield of Richmond, Virginia Nick- 
erson of Red Beach, Mona McWilliams and Mar- 
guerite Smiley of Bangor, Helen Avery of Mil- 
linocket, Belle Hutton of Cathance, Dorrice Rob- 
inson and Claire Brown of Boston, Marion Stone 
of Wellesley, Mass., Elsa Wilde and Dorothy 
Blaisdell of Norton, Mass., Lois Bailey of New- 
ton, Mass., Alice Woodman and Marguerite 
Young of Peabody, Mass., Helen Josephine Hunt, 
Belle Fay and Eleanor Hunt of Brookline, Mass., 
Marion Tyler of Exeter, N. H., Eleanor Todd of 
Waterbury, Conn., Marion Abbey of New York 
City and Jeanette Nostrand of Jamaica, N. Y. 


Zeta Psi and Alpha Delta Phi held a joint 
dance at the Zete house Friday night, the dancing 
lasting from nine until two. The music was pro- 
vided by a four-piece banjo orchestra. The pat- 
ronesses were Mrs. Hutchins, Mrs. Burnett, Mrs. 
McClean, Mrs. Little, Mrs. Woodman and Mrs. 
Achorn. The young ladies present were the 
Misses Pauline Hatch of Bath, Helen Mitchell of 
Brunswick, Belle Hutton of Cathance, Gertrude 
Albion of Portland, Hazel Laird of Portland, 
Isabel Fay of Brookline, Mass., Helen Avery of 
Millinocket, Jeanne Moulton of Cumberland Cen- 
ter, Edith Hopkins of Bath, Josephine Hunt of 
Brookline, Mass., Grace Downing of Auburn, 
Elizabeth Hall of Portland, Eleanor Williamson 
of Portland, Catherine Clifford of Lewiston, Lucy 
Alford of Brunswick, Alice Woodman of Pea- 
body, Mass., Marguerite Currier of Auburn, Mar- 
guerite Young of Peabody, Mass., Ruth Lovell of 
Brunswick, Marion Williams of Waterville and 
Mona McWilliams of Bangor. 


The following Seniors have been appointed to 
take part in the Class of 1S68 Prize Speaking: 
Don Jerome Edwards, Herbert Henry Foster, 
Richard Stearns Fuller, Alfred Charles Kinsey, 
Guy Whitman Leadbetter, Donald Sherman 

The result of the examination for student li- 
brary assistants was so close that the three high- 
est men were chosen. The successful candidates 
were Farnham '19, Hutchinson '19 and C. Stevens 




The Captains 


of Maine 


Selection not yet made 

of Bates 

re Purington (M) 

The Coaches 

rt Leadbetter (B) 

rg Allen (M) 


c Merrill (Ba) 

of Bates 

Ig Moulton (B) 

re Purington (M) 

It Neville (Ba) 

rt Leadbetter (B) 

le Leseur (C) 

rg Moulton (B) 

qb Davis (Ba) 

c Merrill (Ba) 

rhb Cawley (C) 

Ig Hussey (M) 

Ihb Jones (M) 

It W. Neville (Ba) 

fb DeWever (Ba) 

le Bradford (B) 


qb Daley (M) 

of Bowdoin 

rhb Cawley (C) 

Purington (M) 

Ihb Gorham (M) 

Adams (Ba) 

fb Jones (M) 

Allen (M) 

Stanwood (C) 

Moulton (B) 

Campbell of Bowdoin 

Coolidge (C) 

refused to pick a 

Bradford (B) 


Phillips (B) 


Cawley (C) 

of Colby 

Davis (Ba) 

Purington (M) 

Ruffner (M) 

Coolidge (C) 


Deasey (C) 

of Colby 

Stanwood (C) 

Purington (M) 

Hussey (M) 

Coolidge (C) 

Reardon (M) 

Deasey (C) 

Perry (C) 

Greene (M) 

Daley (M) 

Hussey (M) 

Cawley (C) 

Reardon (M) 

Kirke (M) 

Perry (C) 

Jones (M) 

Daley (M) 


Cawley (C) 

of Maine 

Kirke (M) 

Selection not yet made 

Jones (M) 

A meeting of the Freshman class was held in 
Memorial Hall, Monday evening, Nov. i, to elect 
the class football and track managers, Grover '19 
and Dunbar '19 being elected. P. S. Turner was 
inianimously chosen track captain. It was decid- 
ed to have the football captain elected by the can- 
didates for the team shortly after the squad had 
been called out. It was further voted to assess 
each man fifty cents to cover the expenses of the 
various Freshman teams. 

ings this year was unusually small. There were 
18 major warnings and 37 minors as compared 
with 24 majors and 73 minors last year. There 
was a larger Freshman class last year, though. 
Math. I gave the greatest number of warnings, 
23 being behind in this course. 

Y. M. C. A. NOTES 

At a conference with the Superintendent of 
Schools arrangements were made whereby one 
of the town school buildings became available 
for our teaching. The town is cooperating also 
by providing the necessary books. The work of 
teaching continues to grow in magnitude and the 
number of college men interested continues to 

On Nov. 9, at the Church on the Hill, there 
will be a Young People's sociable to which all 
college men are invited. 

On Thursday, Nov. 18, will be the first meet- 
ing of the association in Hubbard Hall at 7.00 
p. M. The speaker will be Alfred L. Aiken, Gov- 
ernor of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. 
Mr. Aiken has been long prominent in financial 
circles and now occupies the leading position 
among bankers of Boston and New England. His 
topic is 'The Earning,. Saving and Investing of 
Money." In view of the interest and practica- 
bility of the subject, Mr. Aiken should have a 
wide appeal to college men. 

.The number of preliminary Freshman warn- 


The Freshman Social Service Committee of 
the Y. M. C. A. held a meeting last Tuesday 
evening to organize and consider plans for its 
work. Higgins was elected chairman. The first 
undertaking will be the collection of clothes from 
the students and such residents of the town as 
feel interested. Each fraternity house and "end" 
will be visited by members of the committee Fri- 
day evening, Nov. 12, between 9.30 and 10.30. 
These will be sent to Dr. Grenfell's Mission 
among the fishermen on the coast of Labrador. 

Mr. Langley suggested other possible fields for 
work later. These may include work at Pejepscot 
in connection with the regular committee which 
has charge of that department; providing a 
Christmas tree for the children of mill workers 
in this town ; giving assistance in securing funds 
for Christmas dinners, and work among children 
in small outlying settlements. 

CIulJ anD Council 

The following business was transacted at the 
Athletic Council meeting Friday night : 

\^oted that no man be allowed to indulge m 



Freshman-Sophomore football game without two 
weeks training-. 

Voted that Professor Nixon be authorized to 
confer with the tennis captain in regard to 
choosing the tennis team, arranging drawings for 
the preliminary matches, etc. 

Voted that Mr. Hargraves and Mr. Leadbetter 
be appointed as a committee to elect a captain 
and manager of fencing. 

Secretary instructed to inform Trinity that we 
could offer them no date for a hockey match, be- 
cause of the present uncertain condition of that 
sport at Bowdoin. 

The Alumni Council met Saturday morning for 
their regular November meeting. They dis- 
cussed the establishing of an alumni scholarship 
fund and an alumni loan fund as well as the 
general fund of the alumni. They also discussed 
more adequate provisions for the graduates at 
Commencement time. 

An important meeting of the Debating Council 
is to be held this evening, when an amendment to 
the constitution will be proposed and the subjects 
or the intercollegiate debates discussed. 

The committee on interscholastic debates has 
asked the following high schools to submit ques- 
tions for the Bowdoin League contests : Bidde- 
ford, Brunswick, Cony (Augusta), Edward Lit- 
tle (Auburn), Lewiston, Lisbon Falls, Portland 
and Westbrook. 

The committee for the Freshman-Sophomore 
Debate is composed of Marston '17, chairman, 
Brewster '16 and Cobb '17. That for the Inter- 
scholastic League is Jacob '18, chairman, Colby 
'17 and Drapeau '16. 

mitD tU Jfacultp 

Professor Cram is to represent the college at 
the meeting of. the Association of New England 
Colleges, to be held at Clark University, Worces- 
ter, Mass., this month. 

President Hyde officiated at the marriage 
of his son, George Palmer Hyde '08, to Miss 
Anna Walker of Brooklyn, N. Y., in that city, 

President Foster of Reed College, formerly 
Professor of English at Bowdoin, has an article 
in the current number of the Atlantic, on "An 
Indictment of Intercollegiate Athletics." _ Most 
of his illustrations are drawn from Bowdoin. 

©n tl)e Campus 

Toussaint '19 has left college. 

The Press Club held a meeting last Tuesday. 

Beta Chi is now eating at 7 Cleaveland Street. 

Holbrook '19 broke his arm in a football game 
last week. 

Peacock '17 is removing the dead wood from 
the campus trees. 

R. O. Allen '18 has left college because of 
trouble with his eyes. 

Swift '17 has been out of college a month on 
account of appendicitis. 

Theta Delta Chi will hold a Thanksgiving 
dance Tuesday evening, Nov. 23. 

Crossman '16 is president of the young people's 
society at the Church on the Hill. 

Burr '16 will not return to college. He broke 
his arm shortly before college opened this fall. 

McClave '19 is in the Maine General Hospital, 
Portland, as the result of injuries received in 
football practice. 

The following are the Hygiene assistants for 
the ensuing year : H. M. Dorman, A. G. Ireland 
and J. C. Kimball. 

Tuesday evening, Nov. 2, a short rally was held 
in Memorial Hall to enable the Freshmen to learn 
the songs and cheers for the Maine game. 

Seven Bates Sophomores were arrested, Oct. 
30, and fined five dollars each for placing placards 
containing the annual warnings to Freshmen on 
posts in the city. 

Proof sheets of the student register for the 
new college catalogue are now at the library, and 
all students are requested to see that their names 
appear in correct form. 

The first plans for next year's class reunions 
were made recently when Louis H. Fox '06 ar- 
ranged with Manager Cahill of New Meadows 
Inn for the tenth reunion of 1906 next June. 

Students in English i followed the annual cus- 
tom of attending the Annie Talbot Cole lectures. 
The second lecture by Professor Schelling, on 
"The. Competitors of Shakespeare," will be deliv- 
ered next Monday evening. 

The sale of tickets Wednesday was done in big 
league style. From the time the tickets went on 
sale there was a continuous line of students from 
the door to the ticket office, some having to wait 
more than an hour to obtain their tickets. 

The Springfield Republican and the London 
Telegraph have been added to the newspapers re- 
ceived daily at the library. There are now papers 
from New York, Chicago, Boston, Portland, 
Lewiston, Augusta and Bangor. 

A team composed mostly of Kappa Sigs played 
a game with the Brunswick High School team, 
Thursday, Nov. 4, the former winning by a score 
of 18-0. During the first half one of the high 
school boys received a blow that crushed his nose. 

An assessment of $1.20 has been levied on each 



member of the Sophomore class for the damage 
done on Proclamation Night. The total of dam- 
ages was $125.60. An itemized account will be 
cheerfully shown to any Sophomore, "vigilant" or 
otherwise at the Dean's office. 

Tufts will come down in full force to the game 
at Portland Saturday. Several hundred plan to 
come down on the boat from Boston Friday 
night, and will parade Congress Street the next 
morning. They plan to have a Tufts Night at 
ths, similar to Maine's plans the week before. 
The Student Aid Committee recently voted to 
adopt a new form of scholarship application 
blank which requires more personal statistics 
than the old form. Students desiring scholarship 
aid should fill out one of the new blanks, before 
Dec. I, even if they had handed in one of the old 
forms. Blanks may be had at the Treasurer's 

Among the graduates who were on the campus 
for the Maine game or the dance were C. T. 
Hawes '76, J. L. Doherty '89, O. W. Turner '90, 
L. A. Burleigh '91, E. Thomas '94, J. C. Minott 
'96, C. P. Merrill '96, Libby '99, John Clifford '10, 
Hamburger '10, Means '12, Smith '12, Woodcock 
'12, Douglas '13, Burleigh '13, A. S. Merrill '14, 
Mountfort '14, Austin '15, D. K. Merrill '15, Dow 
'15, Coxe '15, Prescott '15, Tackaberry '15, Chatto 
'15, McKenney '15, Morrill e.v-'i6. 


9. 7.00, Debating Council Meeting, Hubbard 

10. 5.00, Mandolin Club Rehearsal. 
12. Mandolin Club Trials. 

Collection for Grenfell Mission. 

Tufts at Portland. 

N. E. I. C. A. A. Cross-Country at Boston. 

Annie Talbot Cole Lecture. 



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NO. 19 


Unable to stop many of the long forward 
passes, end runs and trick shifts of the Tufts 
eleven, Bowdoin was defeated 34 to o at Bayside 
Park in Portland, Saturday, in the last game of 
the season. The Bowdoin team fought hard and 
well but they were outclassed by the heavier team 
from Medford. The first quarter with its three 
touchdowns settled the game, and though Bow- 
doin held Tufts in the next quarter, the rival goal 
was never in danger. Tufts, in spite of the re- 
ports earlier in the week, used the forward pass 
for long gains, taking advantage of the strong 
northwest wind which blew across the park. 
Wescott and the rest of the backs tore through 
and around the Bowdoin line time and again for 
substantial gains. Peacock and Stuart gained 
most of the ground for Bowdoin. 

There were several spectacular plays in the 
game, particularly when Pryor, the heavy Tufts 
center, intercepted a forward pass and ran 82 
yards for a touchdown in the last few minutes of 
play. In the first quarter. Tufts made a touch- 
down in two plays. Stuart kicked off to Stankard 
who ran the ball back 35 yards, and in the next 
play Wescott made a beautiful 35 yard pass to 
Hopkins who scored another touchdown. Bow- 
doin's only successful forward pass was one from 
Stuart to Bradford in the second quarter, which 
netted 20 yards. The punting was poor on both 
sides, partly on account of the wind which made 
punting up the field difficult. The Bowdoin line 
was weakened by the loss of Leadbetter during 
the second and third quarters, and there were 
several times when he could have punted to ad- 
vantage had he been in the game. 

The first score came as the result of an inter- 
cepted punt, and was quite accidental. Leadbet- 
ter, who was about to punt from the 20 yard line, 
did not receive the ball fairly, and attempted to 
kick it on the bound. The punt was blocked and 
Stankard picked it up and made the touchdown. 
The second score came as a result of a 35 yard 
end run by Wescott. Parks kicked three of the 
goals and Thorndike one. 


Stuart kicked off to Doane. Tufts advanced 
the ball to the center of the field by Doane arid 
Wescott. Stuart recovered a fumble. Bowdoin 

then started a strong ofifensive, Stuart and Pea- 
cock carrying the ball to Tufts' 28 yard line. Two 
attempts at forward passes were broken up. 
Oliver was substituted for Moulton and Nellis for 
Doane. Wescott punted over the line for a touch- 
back. After two line plunges by Peacock, Lead- 
better attempted to punt, but the pass was poor 
and the punt was blocked. Stankard picked up 
the ball and made the first touchdown. Parks 
kicked the goal. Phillips kicked off to Parks who 
ran it back 10 yards. Tufts attempted a forward 
pass. Bowdoin was penalized 15 yards for trip- 
ping. Phillips broke up a double forward pass. 
Nellis made five through left tackle. Bowdoin in- 
tercepted a pass, and Stuart was stopped for no 
gain. In the next play he advanced five yards on 
a skin tackle play. His punt went outside on 
Tufts' 38 yard line. Stankard, Parks and Nellis 
made ten yards, and then Tufts was penalized five 
for off sides. Wescott kicked 30 yards to Stuart 
who ran it back five. Peacock and Stuart made 
short gains for first down. Stuart made three, 
Leadbetter failed to gain, and Bartlett made two 
through center. Leadbetter punted from the cen- 
ter of the field to the 28 yard line outside. Drum- 
my went in for Mitchell. Wescott punted 42 
yards to Phillips. Phillips, Stuart and Peacock 
made short gains and then Stuart was thrown for 
a six yard loss by Thorndike. Stuart punted 20 
yards to Parks who ran it back 18. Nellis made 
12, and a forward pass was broken up. From a 
fake kick formation Wescott ran 35 yards for a 
touchdown. The punt out was unsuccessful and 
no goal was kicked. Powers replaced Alger and 
shortly after Beacham went in for Powers. Bow- 
doin was off side on Phillips's first kick-off, and 
Stuart kicked from the 35 yard line. Stankard 
ran it back for 35 yards, and then a forward pass 
from Wescott to Stankard resulted in a touch- 
down. Parks kicked the goal. The period ended 
with the score Tufts 20, Bowdoin 0. 


Phillips kicked to Wescott on the 10 yard line 
and he ran it back 25. Tufts was penalized twice 
for off-sides, and Nellis made five yards through 
tackle. Leadbetter was injured and replaced by 
Campbell. Wescott advanced six and then punted 
25 to Stuart who ran it back five. Pettingill re- 
placed Bartlett. Peacock failed to gain and 



Stuart lost six. He punted 32 yards to Parks 
who made a fair catch. Tufts advanced by the 
next few plays in which Nellis was prominent. 
Wescott kicked 25 yards to Phillips. Kern went 
in for Oliver who in turn replaced Campbell. 
Stuart and Peacock made several short advances 
and then Stuart made a fine. 20 yard pass to Brad- 
ford. There were three more tries at passes and 
then Tufts got the ball. Sanborn, who replaced 
. Hopkins, caught an eleven yard pass from Wes- 
cott. Wescott and Parks advanced the ball to 
Bowdoin's 18 yard line where they lost it on 
downs. Peacock went through the line for ten 
yards and then seven and Stuart made 17 in three 
plays. There were two attempts at passes. The 
period ended with the ball in Bowdoin's posses- 
sion on the 28 yard line. 


Doane and Hopkins went back into the game, 
and Lincoln replaced Stankard. Thorndike kicked 
off to Campbell who ran it back 15 yards, Stuart 
and Peacock hit the Tufts line for twelve yards 
in three plays and Tufts was penalized for off- 
sides. There were two attempts at forward 
passes and then Stuart kicked only 14 feet. Nellis 
and Wescott alternately carried the ball until it 
reached the Bowdoin 12 yard line. Bowdoin 
checked the advance and Parks tried a field goal, 
but the wind caused it to fall short. Peacock and 
Phillips gained three yards and then Phillips 
kicked to Parks who ran back 18. Doane went 
through center for 17 yards. Doane and Wescott, 
gaining a little at each play, took it to the one 
yard line and Wescott carried it over on the 
fourth down. Parks kicked the goal. Wood was 
injured and replaced by Beal. Stuart kicked off 
to Parks who ran it back to the 37 yard line. 
There was a short forward pass and the period 
ended with the ball on Tufts' 39 yard line. Score : 
Tufts 27, Bowdoin o. 


Moulton went in for Kern, Leadbetter for Ed- 
wards, Nellis for Doane, Stankard for Lincoln 
and Sanborn for Hopkins. Wescott and Nellis 
made four substantial gains. Tufts was penalized 
15 yards for holding. Parks made a good try for 
a field goal but it fell short. Stuart and Pettin- 
gill failed to gain, and Stuart punted to Wescott 
who claimed a fair catch. He was tackled and 
Bowdoin penalized 15 yards, Stuart intercepted 
Wescott's forward pass on the 18 yard line. 
Phillips made three yards but Stuart lost ten. 
Stuart punted 30 yards to Drummy who made a 
fair catch. Another attempt at field goal failed. 
Stuart made two and Pettingill six yards on rush- 
ing, and then Stuart punted again to Bratt. Wes- 

cott made two good advances and then Beal re- 
covered a fumble. Stuart punted again and Brad- 
ford recovered another fumble. Peacock bucked 
the line for nine yards. Dyar went in for Pettin- 
gill and made a short gain. It was then that 
Pryor intercepted the forward pass for a touch- 
down. McConaughy went in for Phillips. Stuart 
kicked to Drummy who ran it back eight, and the 
game closed just after Wescott had punted 42 
yards to Stuart. 

Score : 

Stankard, le re. Wood 

Brown, It rt, Leadbetter 

Abbott, Ig rg, Moulton 

Pryor, c c. Chase 

Algar, rg Ig, Brewster 

Thorndike, rt It, Edwards 

Hopkins, re le, Bradford 

Parks, qb qb, Phillips 

Mitchell, Ihb rhb, Stuart 

Wescott, rhb Ihb, Peacock 

Doane, fb fb, Bartlett 

Score: Tufts, 34; Bowdoin, o. Touchdowns, 
Stankard, Wescott 2, Hopkins, Pryor. Goals 
from touchdowns. Parks 3, Thorndike. Referee, 
T. F. Murphy of Harvard ; umpire, F. W. Bur- 
leigh of Exeter; head linesman, E. L. Bragg of 
Wesleyan; extra official, T. H. Kelley of Port- 
land. Time, four 15 minute periods. 


Tufts — Lincoln for Stankard ; Powers for Al- 
gar; Beacham for Powers; Algar for Beacham; 
Sanborn for Hopkins; Hopkins for Sanborn; 
Drummy for Mitchell; Bratt for Drummy; Nel- 
lis for Doane; Doane for Nellis; Nellis for 
Doane; Stankard for Lincoln; Lincoln for Hop- 
kins; Sanborn for Hopkins; Drummy for Parks; 
Bratt for Drummy; Swanson for Bratt. 

Bowdoin — Beal for Wood; Oliver for Moul- 
ton; Campbell for Leadbetter; Kern for Oliver; 
Oliver for Edwards; Pettingill for Bartlett; 
Moulton for Kern; Leadbetter for Oliver; Dyar 
for Pettingill; McConaughy for Phillips. 

Including the games of 1915, the standing of 
games won and lost by the four Maine colleges in 
the championship series is as follows: 

Won Lost Won 

Bowdoin 4° 28 .588 

Bates 36 35 -507 

Maine 35 38 -493 

Colby 33 43 -434 

Bowdoin has scored in the championship games 


918 points, Maine 662, Colby 642 and Bates 629. 
Maine has won eight championships, Bowdoin 
seven and a half, Bates five and Colby two and a 



The members of the squad, coaches and mana- 
gers enjoyed a banquet at the Falmouth Hotel, 
Saturday evening, attending the performance at 
Keith's later. Brief speeches were made by the 
senior members of the squad and by Trainer Ma- 
gee along the general lines of the benefit derived 
by men from the discipline and training of a foot- 
ball campaign. 

The annual Freshman-Sophomore debate will 
take place Dec. 20, the question being: "Re- 
solved, That a college curriculum should include 
military training." The trials will be held Nov. 
22, when three men and an alternate will be 
chosen from each of the two classes. A bibliog- 
raphy of available material upon this subject has 
been posted in the Library. Candidates should 
hand their names to some member of the com- 
mittee, Marston '17 (chairman), Brewster '16 
and Cobb '17. 

The triangular intercollegiate debating league 
will have its fourth annual contests on March 
17, as follows : Bowdoin vs. Hamilton at Clinton, 
N. Y. ; Hamilton vs. Wesleyan at Middletown, 
Conn.; Wesleyan vs. Bowdoin at Brunswick. 
Each of the first three series of debates in this 
league has resulted in a tie between the three 


The final events of the interclass track meet 
were run off last week. The outcome is an easy 
victory for the Sophomores, with the Juniors 
second. The final score of the classes by points 
is : Sophomores, 49>4 ; Juniors, 28>4 ; Seniors, 
20; Freshmen, 18. The results of the events 
which took place Monday follow : 

Mile Run — First, Irving '16; second, Noyes 
'19; third, Turner '19. 

120 Yard High Hurdles — First, Savage '18; 
second, Webber '16. 

220 Yard Low Hurdles — First, Savage '18; 
second, Webber '16; third, Hodgkins '16. 

Hammer Throw— First, Colbath '17; second, 
Harrington '18; third, Vance '19. 

Colbath '17 and Savage '18 were tied for hio-h 
pomt earner, each winning three firsts. " 

Now that the 'Varsity season is over, the foot- 
ball mterest of the college will center on the con- 
test that IS to take place on the Delta Saturday 
between the Freshmen and the Sophomores Both 
teams have been putting in some hard work in 
preparation. The Freshman squad has been prac- 
ticmg the past week under the coaching of Col- 
bath '17 and this week Shumway '17 will assist 
The team has a heavy line and a choice of several 
good men for the back field. The Sophomore 
team, which has been working without a coach 
expects to have Captain Leadbetter to whip it into 
shape this week. The line will probably be 
rather light, but some fast and experienced men 
who are expected to play in the back field will 
make up for that deficiency. 

The candidates from 1918 are: Blanchard, 
Babbitt, Berryman, Curran, Freese, Friedman, 
Farmer, Gray, Grant, Jones, McQuillan, Mac- 
Cormick, Moulton, Needleman, Rounds, Sand- 
ford, Stewart, Philbrick, J. Thomas, Woodman, 
Woodworth, Warren, Wheat, Young. Those out 
for the Freshman team are : Boratis, Cole, Can- 
avello. Ewer, Fay, Gray, Grover, Heme'nway, 
Holbrook, Irving, Kern, McPherson, Mclninch, 
Martin, Merrill, Leighton, Larrabee, Noyes, Pat- 
rick, Perkins, Sprague, Safford, Sproul, Turner, 
Thomas, Vance, Whitcomb. 

The fourth annual cross-country run of the 
N. E. I. C. A. A., held in Boston Saturday, was 
again won by the University of Maine. Her 
team was composed of the same men who won the 
Maine championship at Orono the week before. 
Bell being the first Maine man to finish. Individ- 
ual honors went to M. I. T., Brown finishing first 
by a margin of 200 yards over Aiken of the Mas- 
sachusetts Aggies, who in turn had less than half 
that distance over Bell of Maine. The time for 
the five mile course was 28 min., 48 1-5 sec. Bates 
finished last of the eight entries and Colby's entry 
was withdrawn shortly before the race. 

The team scores were as follows : 

University of Maine 59 

Dartmouth 68 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology gS 

Brown loi 

Massachusetts Agricultural College 125 

Worcester Polytechnic Institute 130 

Williams 153 

Bates 154 




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Vol. XLV. NOVEMBER 16, 1915 No. 19 

The Football Coach 

No sooner is this year's football season ended 
than Bowdoin is again faced with the problem of 
a coach for next fall. Even a hasty survey of the 
season emphasizes the need for an experienced, 
well-trained man. Our material is small ; we can- 
not afford to return to the old system of less able 

Last winter alumni of the college contributed 
generously that Bowdoin might have a better 
coach. The results have justified their expendi- 
ture. This year's team, composed entirely of 
men' who were in college a year ago, has been 
far superior to its predecessor. 

We are not well enough acquainted with the 

practical features of the game to say whether Mr. 
Campbell should be retained for another year. 
But if we value the evidence of those who have 
played on the team, we should make immediate 
effort again to secure his services. But whoever 
our next coach is, whether he be Mr. Campbell or 
another, he should be a man of proved ability. 

Football Letters 

During the past week there has been talk of a 
new method of awarding football letters. Under 
the proposed plan letters will be awarded on the 
basis of merit, rather than on the number of pe- 
riods played. This would give the "B" to men 
kept out of the Maine series by early season in- 
juries, as well as to those who have worked hard 
but who have just fallen short of the required 
number of periods. The scheme is worthy on the 
face of it, but we cannot commend it until further 
particulars are advanced. It will not do to 
cheapen the "B" by awarding it promiscuously. 

Relay Work for Football Men 

Again we find that we are restricting the edi- 
torial column to the discussion of matters pertain- 
ing to football. But with the defeat by Tufts 
fresh in mind, we believe that the time is psycho- 
logical for the proposal of one more "reform." 
Those who saw the Tufts game will remember the 
quickness of the Tufts backfield, the snap and 
dash which characterized its work, and also the 
speed of the Tufts ends in getting df)wn the field 
under forward passes and punts. Bowdoin was 
so much slower that contrast is painful. 

To remedy this defect, to give the football men 
increased speed in starting and running, we sug- 
gest that relay work be made a part of their regu- 
lar winter training. Relay fits a man to run dis- 
tances up to three or four hundred yards and 
gives him practice in making quick starts. This 
sort of work during the winter will speed up the 
team appreciably. 

Editors Bowdoin Orient. 

Gentlemen : — Permit me to write just a word 
of appreciation of this year's football team. We 
all went to the Maine game expecting to be scored 
upon but we came away proud of a team which 
fought for every inch and deserved to win. Many 
old grads expressed the same opinion to me. 

Geo. C. Webber, 

Bowdoin '95. 

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The Masque and Gown has adopted a pin for 
the use of its members. This pin is very attrac- 
tive in appearance, showing a mask of comedy 
and one of tragedy joined together with the 
block letter B at the top. The masks are heavily 
modeled in dull gold, the letter being highly pol- 
ished to contrast with the rest of the pin. 

An enthusiastic meeting for the purpose of dis- 
cussing hockey prospects for the coming season 
was held at the D. K. E. house Friday evening. 
In the discussion it was pointed out that the inter- 
est shown last year, when at least 35 men partici- 
pated in the interclass contests, warranted a con- 
tinuation of the rink. The inadequacy of the old 
rink and the need for a larger and more scientifi- 
cally constructed one was brought out by several 
of those who played last year. 

The unusual interest taken in hockey seems the 
natural result of the desire for an outdoor winter 
sport at Bowdoin. Some of the men who had 
watched the operation of this sport at other insti- 
tutions asserted that hockey is of great value in 
keeping those engaged in other sports in the best 
of physical condition during the winter months. 
The fact that several other colleges are looking 
to Bowdoin to take the initiative in adopting 
hockey as a winter sport led to the appointing of 
Irving '16 and B. W. Bartlett '17 as a committee 
to bring the matter before the Athletic Council. 


On Friday and Saturday evenings of last week 
occurred the annual initiation of the Phi Chi 
Medical fraternity. Friday evening was devoted 
to the working of the first degree. On Saturday 
the second degree was worked, followed by a 
banquet at the Congress Square Hotel. Dr. Al- 
fred King was introduced as toastmaster by Sid- 
ney C. Dalrymple. Dr. F. N. Whittier, the first 
speaker of the evening, told of the need of "Pre- 
paredness in Medicine." "Some Serious Aspects 
of the Practice of Medicine" was fittingly treated 
by Dr. H. F. Twitchell. In introducing the next 
speaker, Dr. J. A. Spalding, Dr. King said that 
those who knew him best admired him for his in- 
tellectual ability and loved him for his kindness 
of heart. Dr. Spalding, in his original way, dis- 
cussed the question of "Medico-legal Testimony." 
Dr. E. J. McDonough, professor of Obstetrics, 
cleverly presented "Reminiscences." 

During the banquet music was furnished by 
Brooks' orchestra. The evening closed by sing- 
ing Phi Chi and Bowdoin Beata. 

The following were received in membership: 
Harry Everett Allen, Brunswick ; Curtis William 
Dyer, Cornish; John Ralph Hamel, Portland; 
Daniel Morris Mannix, Portland; Manning Cole 
Moulton, Portland; Norman Hunt Nickerson, 
Red Beach; Harold Burton Walker, Biddeford. 


To the Editor of the Orient: — 

The Orient reported in its last issue that "the 
first plans for next year's class reunions" had 
been made in behalf of that extremely youthful 
body, the class of 1906. That is a grave mistake. 
Already in September arrangements were made 
with the proprietor of the New Meadows Inn for 
a dmner of the Class of 1861 next June. More- 
over that class is after the champion cup. Every 
surviving member of the class has promised to be 
at the reunion. One of them is coming from Cal- 
ifornia expressly for the occasion. We are only 
thirteen left of the fifty-two on the catalogue, but 
that is a lucky number, and we challenge ' any 
class hereafter to match our fifty-fifth reunion 
and our loyalty to the College. 

Edward Stanwood. 
Brookline, November 10. 

Two prizes of $25.00 each are being offered to 
any undergraduate students duly matriculated 
for the best essay on Prisons and Prison Labor. 
The prizes are being given by Adolph Lewison, 
President of the National Committee on Prisons 
and Prison Labor. For information apply to Na- 
tional Committee on Prisons and Prison Labor, 
Broadway and ii6th Street, New York City. 


All men planning to take baseball work in the 
cage in the place of regular gymnasium or track 
work are requested to hand their schedules of 
hours to L. S. McElwee at the D. K. E. house. 


The first of the Annie Talbot Cole lectures was 
held Monday, Nov. 8, in Memorial Hall. The 
speaker was Professor Felix E. Schelling, Ph.D., 
of the University of Pennsylvania. Professor 
Schelling took as his subject "Some Recent Dis- 
coveries Concerning Shakespeare." Among the 
most important of these discoveries, he cited the 
work of Professor Wallace who has searched 
with exhaustive care the public records of Eng- 
land at the time of Shakespeare on the supposi- 
tion that he might be mentioned somewhere in 
them. Most of these records are written in high 



Latin and had not been disturbed for hundreds of 
years. This work is not yet completed, but 
among the discoveries already made is an auto- 
graph of Shakespeare, the sixth in existence. 
The fact that the Shakespeare family was granted 
a coat of arms, and that they were comparatively 
wealthy people, has also been discovered. 

"In summary we may say that these new dis- 
coveries prove that Shakespeare came honestly 
l^y his raillery and humor from a father noted for 
his wit; that Shakespeare paid his debts like a 
man; that actors in his day 'outraged truth and 
decency' to obtain respectability by securing a 
coat of arms, Shakespeare among them ; that the 
author was also somewhat of an artist; that 
Shakespeare owned more property in London 
than we thought and defended his rights; and 
that he was a 'kindly and non-committal witness.' 
Moreover, we know the details of his 'traffic with 
the stage,' to say nothing of the new signature, 
strayed books and the portraits. Everything that 
we add to our knowledge of Shakespeare is nat- 
ural and reasonable, expected and explainable. 
Indeed, we can explain everything about Shake- 
speare except one thing— his genius." 

Professor Schelling's second lecture last even- 
ing was on the subject, "The Competitors of 


A meeting of the Alumni Council was held at 
the office of the Dean, Nov. 6. The meeting was 
called to order by President Dana. There were 
also present Dean Sills, Professor Mitchell and 
Messrs. Hawes, Andrews, Roberts, Spear, 
Thomas, Robinson and Wheeler. 

Mr. Philip W. Dana was reelected President 
and Mr. George P. Hyde was reelected Secretary 
and Treasurer for the ensuing year. 

The Council discussed the matter of better ac- 
commodations for alumni returning to the Col- 
le°-e for Commencement week and the feasibility 
of^'setting apart one end of one of the dormitories 
for use of such alumni. Dean Sills read a letter 
from Dr. Lucien Howe '70, of Buffalo, New 
York setting forth the need of action along this 
line 'and Mr. Furbish, the Treasurer of the Col- 
le<re explained to the Council the present method 
of'' providing accommodations for alumni during 
Commencement week. At the conclusion of the 
discussion it was voted: That -the Council en- 
dorse the plan that commencing not later than 
the Commencement of 1917, one end of one of 
■ the dormitories be set aside for use of alumni re- 
turning to College for Commencement week. 

The Council then discussed the matter of an 

Alumni Loan Fund, similar to the plan in use at 
Dartmouth, and on motion of Mr. Andrews, it 
was voted : That a committee of three members 
of the Council be appointed by the chair for the 
raising and control of an Alumni Loan Fund. 

The Council next discussed the matter of an 
Alumni Fund to which small contributions could 
be given and bequests made, and it was voted: 
That the Council request the Trustees and Over- 
seers of the College to consider the advisability 
of establishing a fund to be known as the "Alumni 
Fund," for the reception of small bequests and 
contributions, and the Secretary was instructed 
to forward to the Secretary of the Board of 
Trustees a copy of this vote. 

Mr. Hawes mentioned the matter of the estab- 
lishment of a regular fund for athletics by cer- 
tain men agreeing to pay a certain sum each year 
varying from one dollar upward for the establish- 
ment of such a fund, and thus doing away with 
the necessity of repeated solicitations, and the 
Secretary was instructed to include in the call for 
the next meeting this matter of a regular fund 
for athletics. 

Dean Sills reported the receipt of a communi- 
cation from Judge Addison E. Herrick, of Bethel, 
Maine, stating that the Alumni Association of 
Oxford County is to be revived and it was voted : 
That the Secretary express to Judge Herrick the 
gratification of the Council at learning that the 
activities of the Oxford County Alumni Associa- 
tion are to be renewed. 

The matter of military training in College, for 
which credit should be given by the College to- 
wards a degree, and the possibility of credit being 
given by the College for attendance at the sum- 
mer camp at Plattsburg were discussed, as was 
also the better representation of the College in 
the press, and the Secretary was instructed to 
include these matters in the call for the next 

It was voted: That the next meeting of the 
Council be held in Boston at the time of the an- 
nual meeting of the General Alumni Association 
of Boston and vicinity. 

Geo. C. Wheeler, 

Secretarv Pro Tern. 


4 October, 1915. 
"The Faculty desires to put upon record its 
sense of great loss in the death of Dr. George T. 
Little, universally regretted. His unusual natural 
gifts as a man and a scholar, developed under the 
discipline of the College, were soon placed at the 
whole-hearted service of his alma mater, and 



were employed nobly by him to the limit of his 
earthly days. The courage of his perfect alle- 
giance was unflagging. The obligations of his 
position were sacred to him, and such was the 
substance of which he was made, that those who 
knew him best believe he would have died, if 
necessary, for conscience's sake. His views of 
the work of this College as a whole were pro- 
nounced. He was unwearied in the task of labor- 
ing practically for the ideal in his own sphere. 
The academic promotion and the honors that 
were conferred upon him were known by those 
who knew his qualities to be justly earned. He 
repaid the confidence placed in him by the insti- 
tution for which he lived by the modest and effec- 
tive fidelity of the perfect servant." 

Mlit'Q ttit JFacultp 

Professor Brown lectured in Bangor Thursday 
on the "Community Theatre." 

Dean Sills addressed the faculty of Portland 
High School at a luncheon last Wednesday. 

Professor Hormell gave an address on the 
municipal manager plan at the meeting of the 
Auburn Board of Trade last week. 

Professor Files attended the meeting held in 
Portland of citizens of Maine interested in the 
establishment of an aeronautical station in Casco 
Bay and an aerial patrol for the entire coast. 

SDn tije Campus 

Theta Delta Chi will give a dance next Friday 

Whittier Field is being put in shape for the 
winter this week. 

Cormack '17 received a bad eye as a result of a 
tag football game recently. 

The white helmets easily distinguished the 
Tufts players in the game Saturday. 

Morse '18, who was operated on for appendi- 
citis in Portland last week, is gaining rapidly. 

Applications for scholarships should be made 
out and handed in to the office as soon as possible. 

Theta Delta Chi will hold its Thanksgiving 
dance this week Friday instead of next Tuesday. 

The early announcement of other college games 
on the field last Saturday was appreciated by the 

The election of next season's football captain 
is to be held this noon, following the picture at 

"The Birth of a Nation," which was presented 
last week at the Cumberland Theatre, was well 

attended by both townspeople and college stu- 

Leatherbarrow '16 is principal and Racine '18, 
assistant, in the Brunswick Evening School which 
held its first session in the new high school build- 
ing last week. 

A member of Portland alumni commented fa- 
vorably on the spirit of the faithful ones who 
marched back to Monument Square after the 
game and cheered their defeated team and their 
opponent rooters opposite. 

The tennis tournament which has proceeded 
very slowly has been called off for this fall by the 
manager. The results of the tournament, as far 
as it has been played, have showed several prom- 
ising men from the Freshman class. 

The football team had a banquet at the Con- 
gress Square after the game Saturday, and in the 
evening occupied a box at Keith's. Two of the 
other boxes were filled with Bowdoin students. 
Tufts was meanwhile celebrating at the Jefferson. 

There will be an opportunity to make up Gym- 
nasium conditions and incompletes on each week 
day from 4 :30 to 5 130 until further notice. Mr. 
Kimball and Mr. Ireland will be glad to have 
students report at this time for voluntary gym- 
nasium work. 

Ten seniors played their last game of football 
Saturday: Capt. Leadbetter, Moulton, Wood, 
Beal, Chase, Brewster, Edwards, Stuart, Pettin- 
gill and Dyar. Foster has been unable to play 
since the Maine game and Drummond is the 
twelfth man to have played his last game. 

Noyes '17 experienced an unexpected sensation 
recently when the front fork of his motor-pro- 
pelled bicycle broke in two. Fortunately enough, 
he was going slowly and received no injuries. 
Later in the afternoon he had his motor attached 
to another wheel. 

There have been two exciting tag football 
games between the Theta Delts and Psi U's on 
the latter's grounds during the past week. The 
first game was a tie, each side scoring six touch- 
downs in the hour of play. In the second game, 
the Theta Delts won 9 to 4. Burr '19 starred for 
the winners, while Keene '17 and Sayward '16 in 
the backfield were prominent on the Psi U team. 
D U defeated the Bowdoin Club this week in tag 
football, also. 

The latest demand from the front is "send 
smokes." An appeal has been received at the 
college from friends in Montreal asking if any 
undergraduates here would care to contribute 
small sums to a fund to send tobacco and cigar- 
ettes for Christmas to the Canadian soldiers in 
the trenches. Wounded men and officers back 



from the front say, emphatically, "send smokes." 
Members of the college, particularly the smokers, 
who would like to give a few moments of comfort 
to soldiers on the firing line may place their gifts 
in a box at the Library provided for the purpose. 



i6. Football picture and election. 
i8. 7.00 p. M. Alfred L. Aiken, Y. M. C. A. 
speaker on "The Earning, Saving and In- 
vesting of Money," Hubbard Hall. 

Theta Delta Chi Dance. 

Freshman-Sophomore Football Game. 

Trials for Interclass Debate. 


Thanksgiving Recess Begins, 12.30 p. m. 

Thanksgiving Recess Ends, 8.20 a. m. 





alumni Department 

'02. — Harvey D. Gibson has been elected vice- 
president of the Wright Aeroplane Company of 
New York City. 

'09. — A son, William Smith Burton, was born 
to Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Burton, October 10, 1915. 

'10. — Leon Hartley Smith of Portland and Miss 
Josephine Ward were married by Rev. James F. 
Albion, D.D., on the evening of October 14, at 
the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
John T. Ward of Kennebunk. Mr. Smith is a 
member of the Theta Delta Chi fraternity. 

'11. — Frank Humphrey Purington of New 
York City and Miss Elsa Chelins Schroeder were 
married at Dorchester, Mass., on September 15 
at the home of the bride's aunt. Miss Anna Chel- 

'11 and Medic '14. — The engagement is an- 
nounced of Waldo T. Skillin of Fairfield and 
Miss Josephine Anna Feury of Portland. Dr. 
Skillin is practicing medicine in Fairfield. 

'12. — Harry M. Keating, at present with the 
Rockland National Bank, goes to Springfield, 
Mass., next month where he is to fill the position 
of assistant superintendent with the Strathmore 
Paper Company, one of the largest manufacturers 
of high-grade papers in the world. 

'12. — Frank A. Smith, Medic '15, has received 
an appointment in the Harvard unit for service 
in the medical corps in France. 

'13. — The engagement of Miss Christine Hus- 
ton and Leon Dodge, both of Newcastle, has been 

'13. — The wedding of Miss Olive Holman 
Barnes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Holman M. 
Barnes of Coyle street, Portland, and Chester 
Granville Abbott, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Ab- 
bott of Lynn, Mass., took place Saturday evening 
at the Woodford Congregational Church in Port- 
land. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Wil- 
liam B. Tuthill. 

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Unnecessary Preparation 
"Tommy," cautioned his mother, "be sure to 
come in at four this afternoon to get your bath 
before you go to the Jones's to supper." 

"But, mother," protested the lad, "I don't need 
a bath for that. They said it was to be most in- 

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NO. 20 

At a meeting of the Athletic Council Nov. 15 
the following nominations were made : 

For football manager, from 1917: Edwin H. 
Blanchard, Harold S. Young and E. C. Moran, 

For assistant football manager, from 1918: 
Timothy P. Stearns, Alfred S. Gray, and Fred- 
erick F. French, alternate. 


The subject of the fourth annual Intercollegi- 
ate League Debates, March 17, will be: "Re- 
solved, That Secretary Garrison's plan for reor- 
ganizing the military system of the United States 
should be adopted." This question is also that of 
the Bradbury Prize Debates. The trials for these 
contests will probably occur next January, but 
more definite announcements will be made later. 

It is hoped to establish a student forum in con- 
nection with the new Bowdoin Union. The pur- 
pose of this organization will be to discuss cur- 
rent events and other items of interest to the 
students. Kinsey '16 (chairman), Marston '17 
and Jacob '18 have been appointed a committee 
to consider the proposition. 

The annual Freshman-Sophomore football 
game played on the Delta Saturday resulted in a 
victory for 1919, the score being 12 to 0. Sproul, 
Small and Turner made substantial gains for the 
Freshmen, while Needleman was the only Sopho- 
more who succeeded in puncturing the Freshman 
line for consistant gains. The field was in good 
condition for so late in the season and the game 
was a good one to watch. 

Neither team scored in the first quarter. Freese, 
who had shown up well in practice as a punter, 
received a blow in the head and was replaced by 

The first Freshman score came toward the end 
of the half. McQuillan fumbled a poor pass from 
center and recovering it, attempted to punt. The 
kick was blocked and the ball recovered by Mer- 
rill who ran 40 yards for a touchdown. Sproul 
missed the goal. 

In the last half there was more open play. 
Sproul attempted a field goal from the 40 yard 
line which missed by a narrow margin. Needle- 
man intercepted a forward pass and gained 20 
yards. The other Freshman score came as the 
result of a fumble. The Sophomores were lined 
up under the shadow oi their own goal posts and 
fumbled the ball which rolled over the goal line 
where McPherson fell on it for a touchdown. 
Toward the end of the game, the Sophomores 
threatened to score. They rushed the ball to the 
Freshmen's two yard line by a combination of 
line plunging and forward passes, only to lose it 
on a fumble which was recovered by Patrick, 
after the Freshmen had held for three downs. 

An analysis of the plays shows the superiority 
of the Freshmen in punting and tackling and 
their opponents' comparative excellence in line- 
plunging and passing. Both teams played a clean 
game, the Sophomores receiving penalties 
amounting to 15 yards and the Freshmen losing 
ten yards in the same manner. Sproul's punting 
was the feature of the Freshman's game but the 
work of the other backfield men in rushing was 
noticeable. In the line Hersum and Kern were 
prominent on the defense. Needleman was easily 
the best player of the Sophomores' aggregation. 
His rushes netted the Sophomores many yards 
and his tackling was noticeable. MacCormick 
figured as the recipient of two of the three suc- 
cessful forward passes in the game. 

Following is the line-up : 

Holbrook, le re, MacCormick 

Merrill, Fay, It rt, Sandford 

Kern, Ig rg, Stewart 

Patrick, c c, Curran 

Morrison, rg Ig, Jones 

Hersum, Perkins, rt It, Berryman, Wheet 

McPherson, Martin, re le, Woodworth 

Sproul, Ewer, qb qb, Needleman 

Turner, rhb rhb, McQuillan 

P. Doherty, Boratis, Ihb Ihb, Johnson 

Small, fb fb, Freese, Babbitt 

Score: Freshmen, 12; Sophomores, 0. Touch- 
downs: Merrill, McPherson. Referee: Leadbet- 
ter '16; umpire, Moulton '16; head linesman, 
Brewster '16; timekeeper and field judge. Chase 
'16. Time: 10 minute periods. 




Maine's cross-country team sprung a surprise 
Saturday by winning the I.C.A.A.A. race in Bos- 
ton, beating out Cornell and Princeton, one of 
whom had been picked to win. The time was 33 
minutes, 21 seconds for the six-mile course. 
Bell of Maine, who was beaten by Brown of 
Tech by a good 100 yards last week, came back 
and won by a margin of 30 yards over the Tech 
man. Twelve colleges were entered, Colby and 
City College of New York not sending teams. 

Following are the team scores: Maine 51, 
Cornell 54, Princeton 113, Dartmouth 115, Penn- 
sylvania 154, Harvard 156, Syracuse 163, Tech- 
nology 173, Yale 208, Michigan 248, Columbia 
300, Brown 303. 


The second of Professor Schelling's lectures 
was given in Memorial Hall Monday, Nov. 15. 
The subject was "The Competitors of Shake- 
speare." Professor Schelling spoke of Shake- 
speare's versatility, his works being about equal- 
ly divided between comedy, tragedy and the his- 
torical drama. Probably the reason for this is 
that his plots are almost without exception taken 
from the works of contemporary authors. Among 
these contemporaries the most important from a 
Shakespearian standpoint are Lyly, from whom 
Shakespeare's early ideas of high society were 
taken; and Marlowe, whose style Shakespeare at 
one time followed. Later, however, he wrote 
"Richard H" to rival Marlowe's "Edward H," 
the two plays having almost identical plots. 
Other writers from whom Shakespeare borrowed 
were Greene and Kidd. 

Broadly speaking, there were two classes of 
dramatists in the Elizabethan Age: writers who 
prepared plays for the popular theatres, and writ- 
ers who prepared plays for the delectation of the 
court. The former were generally illiterate men 
who combined the functions of dramatist, player 
and manager although a few popular playwrights 
were educated men. Among these popular dram- 
atists, Wilson, Nash, Peel, Green, Kidd, Lodge 
and Chetts should be mentioned. Most of their 
plays were produced by Henslowe, the theatrical 
magnate of the time, who controlled most of the 
London playhouses. It is a. wonder that they 
produced such good work as they did under the 
unfavorable conditions imposed by this man. The 
second type, the court dramatists, were generally 
educated men. Among their number were Hay- 
wood, the prose Shakespeare, Chapman and Mar- 
lowe, tragedians, Decker, Marshall, the satirist, 
and Jonson, who perfected the masque. The lat- 

ter was the most formidable competitor, and, at 
the same time the best friend of Shakespeare. 
Jonson was one of the greatest scholars of his 
time. Beaumont and Fletcher were two collabo- 
rating dramatists, much younger than Shake- 
speare, whose most popular works were imita- 
tions of the latter's plays. The works of all these 
men deserve much more attention than they re- 

Professor Schelling next explained the diffi- 
culty of tracing the authorship of dramas written 
at this time owing to the fact that it was con- 
sidered immodest to publish them in book form 
with the author's name attached. 

Shakespeare made more money out of his 
plays than anyone up to his time. He was an 
adaptable genius. He was not the inventor of 
Elizabethan drama, but merely took other writers' 
works, remodeled and rearranged them and had a 
play. He improved them ; seldom did he add 
anything. Shakespeare tried many e.xperiments 
which he did not use. Elizabethan drama made 
one love life and hate vice. 

So much has been said about Trinity and its 
athletic policy that we print the following edito- 
rial from the Trinity Tripod stating their posi- 

"All we require of our athletes is that they 
maintain a satisfactory scholastic standing and 
that on the field they be gentlemen. Never once 
has interest in our athletics suffered because some 
of our men were not strict amateurs. Our 'var- 
sity athletes are free to make all the money in 
professional athletics that they can. They do 
not have to be sneaky and underhanded about 
following, during vacations, an honest, whole- 
some calling. They know that the college re- 
joices in so many of them being good enough to 
command the salaries that they do. We do not 
believe in splitting hairs. Our conviction is that 
the student who turns his athletic ability into 
money by giving physical instruction in a summer 
camp, or by selling signed articles to newspapers, 
is just as much a professional as would be Christy 
Mathewson himself should he come to college. 
We believe in logical, common-sense reasoning 
and in a little fairness and broad-mindedness. 
And we shall not change our convictions^ merely 
to keep on our schedules certain teams which may 
disagree with us." 
The Wesleyan 'Argus comments as follovvs : 
"The above editorial surely explains their po- 
sition in a clear manner save for one_ respect. 
What, may we ask, constitutes a 'satisfactory 



scholastic standing?' When members of the 
football team take twenty odd cuts in a course 
and then leave college immediately after the sea- 
son is over, one cannot but believe that the schol- 
astic standing is somewhat low." 

Season 1914-1915. 

Maine Intercoll. (C.C.) ^ 

Relay guarantees 

Loan (Council) 

B. I. I. M. (Indoor) 

Alumni subscription 

Interclass Meet 

Refund on sweaters 

Bates Meet 


Loan (Council) 

Loan (Council) 

M. I. C. A. A. officials' expenses 

B. L M. M. (Outdoor) 

I. C. A. A. A. A. (expense refund) . . 


M. I. T. guarantee 

M. L C. A. A. dividend 

4 20 

150 00 

25 00 

270 05 

25 00 

113 90 

20 90 

47 50 

27 50 

200 00 

200 00 

II 40 

61 25 

7 10 

10 00 

y-j 62 

206 II 


From A. S. B. C 

Total receipts 


Old accounts 


Telephone (248-Y) 



Expenses to Boston 

B. I. I. M. (Indoor) 


1918 Relay Team 

C. A. C. Relay Trip 

B. A. A. Relay Trip 

Hartford and Providence Trip 

Loan (Council) 

Typewriter rent 


Wheeler Print Shop 


M. I. C. A. A, N. E. I. C. A. A. dues, 



M. C. mileage 

Expenses, Bates team 


M. I. T. Trip 

I. C. A. A. A. A 

?i.457 53 
1,000 00 

$2,457 53 

$ 88 20 

155 63 

18 24 

36 46 

2 25 

10 30 

128 96 

500 00 

9 75 
106 42 

96 43 
204 23 
25 00 
21 00 
21 70 
72 60 
27 26 

43 25 
46 35 
II 25 
27 50 
313 86 
164 00 

Bugle for cuts . . 
M. I. C. A. A. . . 


N. E. I. C. A. A. 

17 00 

169 78 

10 00 

95 14 

Total expenditures $2,441 41 

Balance, profit $ 16 12 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. Emery Chase, Jr., 

June 16, 1915. 
June 10, 1915. 
Audited by Barrett Potter. 

The following extract from the University of 
Maine Campus is pleasing as evidence of the 
friendly rivalry that exists between Maine and 
Bowdoin : 

"The comment on the good feeling between 
Bowdoin and Maine is especially gratifying. 
Bowdoin and Maine have always been keen rivals 
and in our day there has been nothing but the 
cleanest of rivalry between the two. In Bowdoin 
we have a rival who commands our highest re- 
spect and we believe that they have the same re- 
gard for us. Such little incidents as the one 
mentioned are the expression of real sportsman- 

"The following is reprinted from the Bangor 
Commercial — and will be read with interest by 
both Maine and Bowdoin men :" 
Good Sportsmanship Shown at Brunswick 
It was only a little incident, but it well illus- 
trated the spirit of real sportsmanship which ex- 
isted in the game between Bowdoin and Univer- 
sity of Maine on Saturday afternoon. After the 
game was over the Bowdoin students, led by their 
band, and bearing aloft their big white banner, 
left the field first. Bowdoin men occupied the 
bleachers in front of the Hubbard grandstand 
and so were nearer the entrance. After march- 
ing the length of the lane extending through the 
huge pines, which hide the Whittier Field from 
the street, the Bowdoin parade halted, and divid- 
ing opened a path through which the victorious 
University of Maine students passed. As the 
students bearing the huge blue banner of Maine 
were passing through the Bowdoin men joined in 
giving three lusty cheers for the victors. The 
Maine procession stopped for a moment and three 
cheers were given for Bowdoin. 

Fair Play and May the Best Man Win, is the 
Bowdoin motto in all athletic sports and the spirit 
of that motto was never better observed than on 
Saturday. Maine won the game. The best team 
won. Bowdoin men have nothing but words of 
praise for the victors. 




Pdblishkd every Tdesdat of the Collegiate year by 
The BOWDOIN Poblishino Company 
IN THE Interests of the Students of 



DwiGHT H. Sayward, 1916, 
Donald W. Philbrick,i9I7, 
J. Glenwood Winter, 1916, 


Managing Editor 

Alumni Editor 

Bela W. Norton, 1918, The Other Colleges 

Whitney Coombs, 1918, With The Faculty 

Robert G. Albion, 1918, On The Campus 

Edward C. Hawes, 1916 
William S. Cormack, 1917 
Frank E. Noyes, 19:7 
Franklin D. MacCormick, 1918 

Contributions are requested from all undergraduates 
alumni and faculty. No anonymous contributions can 
be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions should be 
addressed to the Business Manager of the Bowdoin Pub- 
lishing Co. Subscriptions, $2.00 per year, in advance. 
Single copies, 10 cents. 


Herbert H. Foster, 1916, 
Percy F. Crane, 1917, 

Business Manager 
Assistant Manager 

Entered at PoslOffice at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter 

Vol. XLV. NOVEMBER 23, 1915 No. 20 


A committee recently waited upon the Athletic 
Council to ask for a hockey rink with larger area 
and higher side boards than last year's rink had. 
This rink will be a step, we are told, towards 
varsity hockey. Provided the expense is not too 
great, we can see no reason why the rink should 
not be built. But we should have only interclass 
hockey. Bowdoin is not in a position to support 
varsity hockey. 

With other branches of athletics in so low a 
condition, we have no legitimate reason for un- 
dertaking a new branch of sport. We need all 
our energies for football, baseball and track — of 
vastly more importance than hockey could ever 

become. When we are obliged to call on alumni 
for money for a football coach, we cannot pay the 
expenses of a hockey team. When we are unable 
to secure the baseball coach we want, on account 
of lack of two or three hundred dollars, as was the 
case only two years ago, we cannot afford a 
hockey coach. If we are to have a team we must 
have a first class coach. His services would call 
for greater compensation than we can afford. 

If we had varsity hockey we should not be con- 
tent to play the other Maine colleges. Just as 
soon as hockey becomes a major sport in the 
state, we should be obliged to struggle with con- 
ditions that now face us in track and football. 
Varsity hockey would be worth while for us only 
when we play the Massachusetts and Connecticut 
colleges. Trips to Massachusetts cost money. 
Five trips would cost as many hundred dollars. 

It has been proposed to meet a part of the ex- 
penses of hockey by the abolition of fencing. We 
admit that fencing does not claim the interest of 
more than a handful of undergraduates, probably 
not so many as hockey would attract. But fenc- 
ing is the sole medium of relations with Harvard 
and Yale. It is certainly a factor in the "better- 
games-for-the-team" movement that cannot be 
overlooked. The eighty dollars spent on fencing 
is not nearly enough to play even a considerable 
part in building a rink and maintaining a team. 
We cannot sacrifice fencing as a means of ad- 
vancing hockey. 

Furthermore, good hockey material is not abun- 
dant, if we may judge from interclass games last 
year. We draw few men from preparatory 
schools that play hockey. The hockey experience 
of most of our undergraduates bears the same 
relation to scientific playing that back-yard scrub 
does to college baseball. 

The case against varsity hockey may be 
summed up briefly. We have not enough money; 
we have not enough material. 

We do not deny that hockey is a wonderful 
game. If conditions were right, we should not 
hesitate to advocate it. But conditions are not 
right. Until our teams in the major sports win 
championships and the Blanket Tax declares divi- 
dends, Bowdoin cannot have a hockey team. 

The Blanket Tax 

One of our esteemed contemporaries once — 
possibly more than once — defined the causa Vi- 
vendi of the Orient to be the printing weekly 
editorials about the Blanket Tax. We hope that 
we will not bore our readers if, for the first time 
for many months, we discuss the Blanket Tax. 

That the Blanket Tax is the most efficient 
means of providing funds for athletics yet de- 



vised cannot be denied. But even that system has 
its imperfection. There are in college many men 
who can afford to pay the tax but who refuse to 
do so, preferring to read somebody else's Orient 
and Quill and to graft in any way that may pre- 
sent itself in order to escape payment. These men 
do not bear their due share in the expense of our 
undergraduate activities. They should be made 
to do so. 

It has been proposed that the Blanket Tax be 
put on the term bill, a method now in use at many 
other colleges. In this way every man in college 
would subscribe his share and the Associated 
Students would be richer by a thousand dollars a 

"But," it may be said, "there are in college 
some men who cannot pay, to whom the extra 
fifteen dollars would be an unjust burden." 

There should be then a committee of the Board 
of Managers to which applications for exemption 
could be made. This committee should have the 
power to relieve from payment of the Blanket 
Tax those men who, in its opinion, are unable to 
pay. The method would not be unjust. 


On the wildest night of the season as far as 
weather was concerned. Eta of Theta Delta Chi 
held its Thanksgiving dance last Friday. The 
decorations were in orange. Lovell's orchestra 
furnished music for an order of twenty dances. 
The patronesses were Mrs. Wilmot B. Mitchell 
and Mrs. Alaric W. Haskell of Brunswick. The 
guests included the Misses Fidelia Woodbury, 
Jeanette Marriner, Gertrude Albion, Ethel Saw- 
yer, Laura Coding, Ruth Johnson, Elizabeth Bar- 
ton, Bertha Russell, Nan Stevens and Mildred 
Russell of Portland; Marguerite Hutchins, Ruth 
Nearing, Yvette Lapointe and Lorette Lapointe 
of Brunswick; Isabel 01m of Bath, Mabel Silsby 
of Bangor, Irene Locke of Norway and Mary 
Noyes of Topsham. The committee in charge 
was composed of Littlefield '16, Phillips '17, 
Farnham '18 and Corcoran '19. 


The Alpha Kappa Kappa medical fraternity 
held its initiation and banquet Saturday evening, 
Nov. 13, at the Lafayette Hotel, Portland. 

The toastmaster was Dr. Frank Y. Gilbert of 
Portland. He was introduced by William S. 
Leavenworth '16 of Norwich, Conn. The fol- 
lowing were the speakers of the evening: Dr. 
Frederic H. Gerrish, Portland; Dean Addison S. 
Thayer, Portland; Dr. Charles H. Hunt, Port- 
land; Dr. Edson S. Cummings, Lewiston; Dr. 

Carl M. Robinson, Portland; Dr. Oramel E. 
Haney, Portland; Dr. Elmer H. King, Portland; 
George O. Cummings '18, Frank N. Knapp '17, 
Charles C. Morrison, Jr., '18, Samuel Eraser '19. 

The committee in charge of the initiation and 
banquet was composed of Alton L. Grant, Jr., 
'16, George O. Cummings '16 and Frank N. 
Knapp '17. 

The initiates were: George Napoleon Beal, 
Jonesport; Albert Martin Carde, Jr., Bowdoin- 
ham; Samuel Eraser, Marsardis; Frederick Mel- 
ville King, Damariscotta; Ulric Joseph Renaud, 
Brockton, Mass.; Bernard Leroy Toothaker, 
Strong; Elmer M. Tower, Southwest Harbor; 
Langdon Robert White, Bath. 


The classes for teaching English to foreigners 
have been started in the High School building. 
They are held on Tuesday and Friday evenings. 
Two groups of students form the teaching staff, 
each group teaching one evening. The present 
registration is thirty-five. 

Y. M. C. A. NOTES 
The Y. M. C. A. has sent out a circular letter 
to the churches in towns within a radius of about 
50 miles from Brunswick, concerning the college 
deputation work. The purpose is to stimulate 
cooperation between these churches and the Y. 
M. C. A. Several enthusiastic replies have al- 
ready been received. 

A group of fellows headed by Mr. Langley 
walked to Maquoit last Wednesday, to look over 
the ground in view to forming a boys' club there. 
The conditions seemed favorable, and it is likely 
that a club, somewhat like the one at Pejepscot, 
will be formed. 

The lecture by Mr. Alfred L. Aiken, which was 
planned for last Thursday, under the auspices 
of the Y. M. C. A., had to be cancelled. Mr. 
Aiken telephoned that he was obliged to attend 
a meeting of the Federal Reserve Bank at Bos- 
ton, of which he is the governor. Although the 
lecture has been postponed indefinitely, it is prob- 
able we shall hear Mr. Aiken at some date later 
in the year. 

C&e flDtber Colleges 

Harvard's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa is to be 
of real service in raising the general scholastic 
standing of the university, according to the an- 
nouncement of the year's plans of the society's 
scholarship service bureau. 

This bureau will be open three days a week 
and may be consulted by any members of the 



university who are finding it hard to keep up in 
their studies. The bureau will assign each ap- 
plicant to an undergraduate advisor, chosen from 
a list of men who have achieved some standing 
in scholarship. These advisors will do no direct 
tutoring, but will endeavor to show men how to 
study and take notes in the best way and by 
studying with them will attempt to point out the 
easiest and most efficient methods of work. 

According to a report recently made by the 
head of the department of physical culture and 
athletics, the Apollo Belvidere has been repeated 
in human form 33 times at the University of Chi- 
cago among the new men registered this year. 
Of the remaining 533 the defects were "traceable 
to too much study." 

Reed College has made preliminary arrange- 
ments for an extension course to be given solely 
by means of educational motion pictures. A suf- 
ficient number of films is now available to carry 
on a course of instruction once a week through- 
out the year in seven sections of the city of Port- 
land, Oregon. 

Kansas University recently invented an eco- 
nomical way for students to attend the football 
games with Oklahoma and Missouri Universities, 
that is, by shipping them in flat cars at livestock 
rates. But some students thought better of the 
suggestion, fearing that the "stock" might be 
side-tracked twenty-four hours for "feed and 
rest" in accordance with the law. 

Among the new buildings at the University of 
Minnesota is a "little theatre," a completely 
equipped playhouse with a seating capacity of 
about three hundred. 

Vassar has taken a significant step in adding to 
the college curriculum courses in law and jour- 
nalism. This is evidence of a belief that these 
two professions are now permanently open to 
women, who will enter these fields with increas- 

Cluti anD Council 

At the last meeting of the Debating Council it 
was voted that participants in the Interclass and 
Bradbury Prize Debates should be eligible to 
membership in the Council. 

The matter of a student forum in connection 
with the new Bowdoin Union, for the discussion 
of current events and other matters of interest to 
the student body, was referred to a committee of 
which Kinsey '16 is the chairman. 

At the last meeting of the Classical Club held 
at the Bowdoin Club, Dyar '16 was elected presi- 
dent, and Oliver '17, secretary of the organiza- 
tion. The next meeting will be held at Professor 
Nixon's home this evening at 7.45. 

The subject of hockey was discussed at the 
meeting of the Athletic Council, Nov. 15. Bart- 
lett '17 and Irving '16 were spokesmen for the 
student body. Dr. Whittier made some explana- 
tion in regard to how hockey used to be conduct- 
ed on the old athletic field. The main objection 
to having it on the athletic field is that the ice 
does not melt very early and for this reason it 
would hinder spring baseball work. The Delta 
was considered impracticable because of the un- 
even surface of the field. The space by the Li- 
brary was considered as being the only place left 
for it. 

mg success. 

Amherst has adopted a new system of required 
work in physical education. Hereafter juniors 
and seniors, as well as the underclassmen, must 
take regular exercise. A choice from the follow- 
ing out-door sports may be made: Rugby, foot- 
Ijall, soccer, cross-country running, basketball, 
tennis and golf. 

A new class contest has been invented by the 
members of the two lower classes at Tufts, to 
climb the new wireless tower and place their re- 
spective class banners on the top. The first per- 
formance of the act of ascending the iron trestles 
is credited to members of the class of 1919. The 
Sophomores sought revenge, and according to the 
latest observations, the tower is bare of the in- 
sisinia of the classes. 

2Dn tU Campu0 

The next issue of the Orient will appear Tues- 
day, December 7. 

Psi Upsilon has a Thanksgiving dance this 

A limited supply of the 1916 Bugles are for 
sale by Fuller '16. 

The Classical Club will hold its first meeting of 
the year at Professor Nixon's. 

Crane '17 has been out of college over a month 
but will return after Thanksgiving. 

President Hyde spoke on the late Booker T. 
Washington at chapel vespers Sunday. 

At the Cony High-Gardiner High game Satur- 
day, Phillips '17 was referee and Wood '17 was 

Drummond '16, Edwards '16, McNaughton '17 
and Pike '17 attended the Harvard- Yale game 

The football letters were not awarded until last 
night, so the picture and election have been post- 
poned a week. 

Dean Sills and Professors Brown, Bell and 
Copeland were in Boston Saturday for the Har- 
vard-Yale game. 

A collection was taken at chapel, Sunday, to 



provide for Thanksgiving dinners for poor fami- 
lies in Brunswick. 

The following new men have been recently 
pledged by Beta Chi: Bernard '18, Caldwell '19, 
C. E. Stevens '19 and R. A. Stevens '19. 

Regular gym begins next week, and the usual 
costume of white jersey, white running pants and 
gym shoes will be in style again this year. 

Brewster '16 and Pettingill '16 assisted in 
coaching the Deering High School football team 
for the game with Portland High last Saturday. 

There are exactly 400 students in the college 
now. This is just the number which Bowdoin is 
supposed to have as an example of the small 

The Thanksgiving vacation commences tomor- 
row at 12.30, and will end at chapel time on Mon- 
day. The regular six weeks probation awaits 
those who leave early or come back late without 
consulting the Dean. 

Freese '18 was injured in the head during the 
first few minutes of play in the Freshman-Sopho- 
more football game Saturday. 

The position of property man in Masque and 
Gown does not seem to be very popular this year, 
as Boratis '19 is the only candidate besides the 
present incumbent, Joyce '18. 

Men who will be unable to return from their 
Thanksgiving recess at the required time may get 
their cuts excused by applying at the Dean's of- 
fice on or before Nov. 24. 

A debate was held in English 5 last Thursday 
as to whether the Christmas dancing should be a 
college or fraternity affair. The side supporting 
the fraternity dances won. 

A large boiler which has been lying outside the 
old gymnasium was converted into a water tank 
last week and was lowered into the building. The 
transformation was attended by considerable 

Trials for the class debating teams were held 
in the debating room last evening. The Sopho- 
more candidates were Norton, Matthews, Roper, 
Albion, Jacob, Prosser, Coombs and Joyce. Those 
from 1919 were Coburn, Paul, Chadbourne, Gard- 
ner, Foulke, Sprague, Atwood, McGorrill and 

Track Coach Magee has received a big honor 
in his appointment by President Prout of the N. 
E. C. A. A. U. as commissioner for the State of 
Maine. Considerable responsibility is attached 
to this office as through it must go all complaints 
as to the ineligibility of athletes under amateur 
rules and the commissioner must supervise in 
general all amateur sport in this state. This 
work will be confined for the most part to ath- 

letics in the four Maine colleges since few ath- 
letic contests in Maine which are not held under 
the auspices of one of the colleges are registered 



23. Psi Upsilon Dance. 

Classical Club Meeting at Professor Nixon's. 

24. Thanksgiving Recess Begins, 12.30 P. m. 

25. Thanksgiving Dinner at D. K. E. House. 
29. Thanksgiving Recess Ends, 8.20 a. m. 

Gym Work Begins. 
2. Irving Bacheller, Town Hall. 

alumni Department 

Medic '83. — Dr. James H. Syphers, one of the 
promment and oldest physicians in this section of 
the state, died at his home on Sawyer street. 
South Portland, October 25, from apoplexy. 
Death came suddenly and unexpectedly for ug 
until Saturday evening the doctor was apparent- 
ly in the best of health. He had a spell of un- 
consciousness late Saturday evening, but Monday 
morning was brighter and apparently recovering 
when death came. 

Dr. Syphers was born in Houlton •]■] years ago. 
He was educated in the public schools there and 
later attended the Maine Medical School, receiv- 
ing his diploma in the class of 1883. Twenty-six 
3'ears ago he came to South Portland to make his 
home and had resided there since except for oc- 
casional trips to his home town in Aroostook. He 
had a large practice as a physician not only in 
South Portland but in the surrounding towns. 
Nearly four years ago he retired and his son. Dr. 
Le Roi Syphers, took over his practice. 

Dr. Syphers was a 32d degree Mason. He was 
a member of Maine Consistory and of Portland 
Council, R. and S. M. He belonged to Kora Tem- 
ple, O. M. S., and was a member of the Scottish 
Rite bodies. 

He was an examining physician for the Met- 
ropolitan Life Insurance Company until his re- 
tirement from active business. He was a Civil 
War veteran, having served in the 8th Maine 
Volunteers as a hospital steward and assistant 
surgeon. In his home life he was very genial and 
loving and will be greatly missed throughout the 
city in which he had been a familiar figure for 
many years. 

He was married twice, his first wife being Miss 
Lucy York of New Brunswick. They had five 
children, all of whom survive, three sons. Dr. Le 



Roi Scott Syphers of South Portland, Albion E. 
of Mars Hill, Harry J. of Stratton, N. H., and 
two daughters, Mrs. Henry J. Johnson of Pasa- 
dena, Cal., and Mrs. Walter J. Hersome of 
Blaine, Me. His first wife died in 1909 and the 
following year he married Miss Agnes Kelley, 
who survives. 

'gg_ — Frederic Arthur Fogg, postmaster of 
Eliot, Maine, died Nov. 8, after a two months' ill- 
ness. The cause of his death was a slow develop- 
ment of tuberculosis of the nerves and muscles. 

Mr. Fogg was born in Saco, Oct. 12, 1876, and 
his preliminary education was obtained in the 
public schools of that city. He graduated from 
Thornton Academy in 1895 and received the de- 
gree of A.B. from Bowdoin in 1899. In college 
he was a good student and received a commence- 
ment appointment. 

In 1899 and 1900 he was principal of the Port- 
land High School during the fall and winter 
terms, and was head of the science department of 
the Cranston (R. I.) High Shcool during the 
spring term. He then accepted a position with 
the Metropolitan Insurance Company in Provi- 
dence, R. I., and during the seven years that he 
served the company made a splendid record. His 
health was poor, however, and he was obliged to 
give up his duties with the insurance company. 
Returning to Maine, he studied telegraphy and 
railroading and was in the service of the Maine 
Central Railroad at stations along the Portland 
line until his last illness. He has also been post- 
master at Eliot, Maine, during the last five years. 

Besides his wife, Mrs. Edna P. Fogg, he is sur- 
vived by his mother, and by two sisters, Miss 
Alice Fogg, a teacher in the public schools of 
Saco, and Mrs. George W. Titcomb, of Saco. 

'05.— Dr. Crowell C. Hall has been elected a 
member of the Foxcroft School Board to fill the 
vacancy caused by the resignation of Robinson C. 
Tobey, who has taken a position in Brunswick. 

'08.— Cards reading as follows have been re- 
ceived : "Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lawrence Wal- 
ker announce the marriage of their daughter, 
Anna Griffin, to Mr. George Palmer Hyde, on 
Saturday, the sixth of November, one thousand 
nine hundred and fifteen, at the Chateau de Pare, 
Brooklyn, New York." The ceremony was per- 
formed by President Hyde, father of the groom, 
who graduated from Bowdoin in 1908 and from 
Harvard Law School in 1911, since which time 
he has been practicing in Boston. 

'ii._Dr. Harrison L. Robinson, a graduate of 
the Medical School of Maine in the Class of 1914, 
has entered practice with his father. Dr. D. A. 
Robinson. A.B. '73. A.M. '76 and M.D. '81, of 

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Ed Sweeney, representative, will call 
Nov. 22, 2Z 

structions by appointment in all the latest Ball 
Koora Dancer, new One Step, Modern Waltz, new 
Fox Trol with a Waltz movement, Three Step and 
Tango variations, and others. Saturday evening 
class at Pythian Hall, Brunswick, at 7.15, assembly 
8.30. Wednesday evening class Music Hall, Bath, 
at 7.30, assembly 9 a. m. 
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NO. 21 


At a meeting of the football letter men immed- 
iately after the taking of the picture at Webber's 
Studio, Thursday noon, Shumway '17 was elected 
captain for next year. He has played quarter- 
back position two years, winning his letter Soph- 
omore year and playing the early season games 
this year until a fractured bone in the arm pre- 
vented his playing in the state series. 

The Athletic Council met before vacation and 
awarded the football B's. The following men re- 
ceived letters: Capt. Leadbetter '16, Beal '16, 
Brewster '16, Chase '16, Edwards '16, Foster '16, 
Pettingill '16, Stuart '16, Wood '16, Bartlett '17, 
Bradford '17, Oliver '17, Phillips '17, Stone '17, 

Nevens '18, Moulton '18, Peacock '18 and Gar- 
land '16, manager. Seventeen letters were given 
exclusive of the manager. Nine go to Seniors, 
five to Juniors, and three to Sophomores. 

The hockey question was taken up at this meet- 
ing and the Council voted to build such a rink as 
is possible with the money available. 

The contracts with Mr. Houser for baseball 
coach were approved. 

The advisability of a Freshman-Sophomore 
meet this winter was discussed. 



Regular gym work began Monday, Nov. 29, 
with Kimball, Ireland, Dorman and Holt as in- 
structors and Chase '16, Nickerson '16, Cartland 
'16 and Cobb '17 as assistants. 

A feature of the work this year is a course in 
military drill under the direction of Kimball, 
Medic '18. 

The students will have neither guns nor uni- 
forms, but infantry drill will be practiced three 
times a week and each man will be instructed to 
command small squads. This is in line with the 
example of several leading colleges in taking up 
military drill as a step toward preparedness. 


Manager McConaughy has completed the fol- 
lowing tentative baseball schedule, subject to the 
approval of the Faculty and Athletic Council: 

April II — Harvard at Cambridge. 

April 12 — Trinity at Hartford. 

April 13 — (Pending) — away. 

April 14 — Dartmouth at Hanover. 

April 19 — Portland N. E. League at Portland 

April 22 — Wesleyan at Middletown. 

April 29 — Maine at Orono. 

May 6 — Colby at Brunswick. 

May 17 — Tufts at Brunswick. 

May 20 — Tufts at Medford. 

May 24 — Colby at Waterville. 

May 27 — Maine at Brunswick. 

May 30 — Bates at Lewiston. 

June 2 — Bates at Brunswick. 




The subject for the Class of 1875 Prize in 
American History, for 1915-1916, is Eastern 
Maine in the War of 1812. 

This prize is awarded to the undergraduate 
who writes the best essay on an assigned subject, 
and passes a satisfactory examination in an as- 
signed field. 

The competitors will meet for a conference 
over the principles of criticism by which histori- 
cal essays are judged, at the home of Professor 
Hormell tomorrow evening at 9 o'clock. 

The prize essays are due on Saturday, May 27, 
1916, and the examination will be held Tuesday, 
May 30. 

The following men will compose the Glee Club 
of 1915-16: first basses, Fuller '16, Woodman '16 
(leader), Biggers '17, Scott '18; second basses, 
Merrill '16, Seward '17, Joyce '18, J. Thomas '18 
(soloist) ; first tenors, Burnham '16, Crosby '17, 
Chase '18, Hill '19 (soloist), R. Turner '19; sec- 
ond tenors, Ross '17, Harrington '18, Piedra '18, 
Woodman '18. 


Trials for the Freshman-Sophomore debate 
were held on Monday evening, Nov. 22, in Hub- 
bard Hall. Of the fifteen candidates from the 
Freshman class these men were chosen : Paul, 
Coburn and Foulke, with Chadbourne as alter- 
nate. Eight candidates appeared for the Sopho- 
mores and Albion, Jacob and Roper were picked, 
with Norton as alternate. The judges at the 
trials were Professors Davis and Langley and 
Mr. Van Cleve. 

The debate will take place Monday night, Dec. 
20. The judges have not yet been chosen. 

The Student Council held an important meet- 
ing on Thursday evening, Dec. 2. It voted in 
favor of the following: to recommend to the 
Athletic Committee that a track meet be held be- 
tween the Freshmen and the Sophomores; that 
the president appoint a committee of three to 
draw up a motion which would provide for a 
student council executive session, or court; that 
a committee of three be appointed to draw up a 
recommendation to the faculty that the blanket- 
tax be put on term bills. 

It was also moved and seconded that fencing as 
an intercollegiate sport be eliminated from the 
college list of sports. This matter was tabled un- 

til the next meeting to allow further considera- 
tion of it by members of the Council and the 
student body. Hockey was also discussed. 

Fuller '16, chairman of the Football Dance 
Committee, reported a surplus of $28.26 from the 
football dance receipts, which was turned over to 
the treasurer. 

The question of starting an employment bureau 
for students was discussed, and it was suggested 
that the council maintain a card index of all 
available positions about the town. 


Members of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity in- 
formally entertained at their chapter house on 
McKeen street, Wednesday evening, with a dance 
to celebrate the Thanksgiving recess. Mrs. M. 
H. Blackwell, Mrs. Frank E. Roberts and Mrs. 
Alfred O. Gross were the patronesses. The com- 
mittee of arrangements consisted of Webber '16, 
Lovejoy '17 and Humphrey '17. 

The guests present included Mrs. Willis E. 
Roberts, Miss Sadie Harrington, Miss Helen 
Harrington, Miss Dorothy Donnell, Miss Lucia 
Alford, Miss Ruth Nearing, Miss Ruth Black- 
well, Miss Helene Blackwell, Miss Isabel Palmer, 
of Brunswick ; Miss Elizabeth Purington of 
Topsham, Miss Marion Fogg and Miss Frances 
Foss of Portland. 

David W. Snow '73 was elected president of 
the Bowdoin Club of Portland to succeed Mayor 
Ingraham '95, at the annual meeting held at the 
Falmouth hotel last Thursday. Other officers 
were elected as follows : Secretary-treasurer, Ed- 
ward S. Anthoine '02; executive committee, 
Charles H. Oilman '82, W. W. Thomas '94, H. C. 
Wilbur '94, L. A. Cousens '02, J. B. Drummond 
'07, Irving L. Rich '09 and Leland G. Means '12. 
After the business of the session. Dr. F. N. 
Whittier and Professor William A. Moody of the 
college faculty addressed the gathering. 


The annual catalogue number of the Bowdoin 
College Bulletin was published last week and 
copies may be obtained at the Dean's office. It 
gives the total registration this year as 457; four 
hundred in the academical department and sixty 
in the medical school with three names counted 
The registration by classes is as follows: 
Academical Department 

Seniors 83 

Juniors 78 


Sophomores og 

Freshmen, first year 119 

Freshmen, second year . . . . 15 

Special students 9 

Total 400 

Medical School 

Fourth year 10 

Third year n 

Second year 21 

First year 18 

Total 60 

Total in the Institution . . . 460 
Names counted twice ... 3 

Corrected total .... 457 
There is a net total of 89 instructors as com- 
pared with 87 last year. 

Academical Faculty 29 

Medical Faculty 66 

Total 95 

Names counted twice ... 6 

Corrected total .... 89 
The interest bearing funds of the college on 
March 31, 1915 were $2,264,034.14, a slight in- 
crease over the year before. The expenditures 
for the maintenance of the college the past year 
amounted to $152,016.81. 

The Charles F. Libby scholarship has been add- 
ed the past year. The income of $3,000 is to be 
given to a "deserving young man who is a resi- 
dent of the city of Portland, and who has been 
educated in its public schools and who is pursu- 
ing a classical course." 

Two new "Pullman courses" have been added 
to the curriculum. These will be open to only a 
limited number of Juniors and Seniors who have 
shown ability in the subject. They will be eco- 
nomics 7, a study of comparative economic his- 
tory and theory, and zoology 10, a course in ver- 
tebrate ecology and behavior. 




The following men are taking track and base- 
ball work in place of the regular course in physi- 
cal training. Track: from 1916, Hall, Hart, 
Hodgkins, Ireland, Irving, Leadbetter, Moulton, 
Sayward and L. Webber; from 1917, Bond, Camp- 
bell, Colbath, Cormack, Crosby, Fanning, Fill- 
more, Marston, Oliver, Pierce, Rickard, Samp- 
son, White and Young; from 1918, Farnham, A. 
S. Gray, Hamlin, Hildreth, Howard, Hurlin, 

Keene, MacCormick, Peacock, Pirnie, Ripley, 
Savage, Simonton, Stanley, Stewart, Wyman' 
Young and Van Wart; from 1919, Barton, Co- 
burn, Cole, Foulke, Hemenway, Hersum, Hig- 
gins, Holbrook, Kern, Leighton, Merrill, Mosher, 
Noyes, Perkins, Sprague, Sullivan, Turner and 
F. Warren. Baseball: from 1916, Churchill, 
Dyar, Fraser, Goodskey, Grierson, Head, Kelley, 
Larrabee, McElwee, Parsons, Stuart and Weick; 
from 1917, Bradford, Chapman, Humphrey and 
Phillips; from 1918, Donnell, Murch, Needleman, 
Nevens, Pike, Reynolds and Woodman; from 
1919, Albert, Boratis, Butterfield, P. E. Doherty, 
Finn, Grover, Haines, Ham, Johnson, E. F. Lar- 
rabee, Maclninch, McCulloch, McPherson, Mer- 
rill, Pendleton, Racine, Robinson, Savage, Small, 
Smith, Thomas, Walker, White. 


Dr. Whittier has announced the definite en- 
gagement of Ben Houser as baseball coach for 
1916. Houser has played with the Boston Na- 
tionals and the Philadelphia Americans, and has 
since had considerable success coaching both col- 
lege and semi-professional teams. Last spring he 
was at Colby. Coach Houser will visit Bowdoin 
occasionally during the winter to supervise the 
vi'ork in the cage. He will arrive for spring prac- 
tice about the time of Easter vacation. 




Published eveky Tuesday of the Collegiate year by 
The BOWDOIN Publishing Company 
IN THE Interests of the Students of 



DwiGHT H. Sayward, 1916, 
Donald W. Philbrick,i9I7. 
J. Glenwood Winter, 1916, 


Managing Editor 

Alumni Editor 

Bela W. Norton, 1918, The Other Colleges 

Whitney Coombs, 1918, With The Faculty 

Robert G. Albion, 1918, On The Campus 

Edward C. Hawes, 1916 
William S. Cormack, 1917 
Frank E. Noyes, 1917 
Franklin D. MacCormick, 1918 

Contributions are requested from all undergraduates 
alumni and faculty. No anonymous contributions can 
be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions should be 
addressed to the Business Manager of the Bowdoin Pub- 
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Single copies, 10 cents. 


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Percy F. Crane, 1917, Assistant Manager 

Entered at Post-Otfice at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter 

Vol. XLV. DECEMBER 7, 19 15 No. 21 

Bowdoin an Outdoor College 

When preparatory school men or their parents 
begin to consider the various colleges around 
them, one of the important points in their choice 
is the outdoor life and healthy condition of the 
college. Brunswick is perhaps as healthy as most 
college towns and in many particulars is supe- 
rior to the majority. But in the matter of out- 
door life it is to be feared that Bowdoin men are 
not making the most of their opportunities. To 
be sure we have our football team, our baseball 
nine, and our various track squads, and nearly 
everyone plays tennis or golf, but is that enough? 

The outdoor season of each of these sports in 
our climate is necessarily short and limited to the 
fall and spring months. Hockey was indeed in- 

stituted last year and attracted some, but for by 
far the greater part of the college, winter is sy- 
nonymous with indoors, pool tables, card games, 
the "movies," and the like. Far too often the at- 
mosphere inside a dormitory or fraternity house 
room, thick with smoke or stale from closed win- 
dows in a period of extreme cold, is not of the 
best. Health demands pure air and an outdoor 
life and other colleges are fulfilling these de- 

For a prominent example of what should be, 
take Dartmouth's Outing Club. This club, start- 
ing with a few snow-shoe and ski enthusiasts, 
now includes a large proportion of the students 
and faculty. It has built a series of cabins on the 
mountain summits of New Hampshire which are 
easily accessible and much utilized. Every week- 
end, parties are organized for a trip to one of 
these or up some Vermont hill, and the climax is 
the annual ascent of Mt. Washington. Then each 
winter occurs the great Winter Carnival which, 
with its intercollegiate ski and toboggan contests 
and the accompanying festivities, is becoming 
widely known. Great enjoyment as well as better 
health can be derived from this sane winter life. 

It may be said that we have no White Moun- 
tains to climb, but we have winter and snow and 
opportunities to utilize them surely exist. At 
least the plan is worth trying and if some of the 
isolated few who now enjoy snowshoeing would 
unite in some such manner as has been done at 
Dartmouth, the gain to our college life would be 
great and another inducement could be presented 
to wavering sub-freshmen. D.W.P. 

Enforcement of Undergraduate Laws 

Several instances of breaking training and of 
actions that do not reflect credit on the college 
have caused the appointment of a Student Coun- 
cil committee to investigate means of bringing 
offenders to justice. The most reasonable scheme 
is to summon an offender before the Student 
Council, to let him state his case, and be subject 
to the decision of the Council, which sits as a 
jury. The Council may appoint from its own 
number a prosecuting attorney and the accused 
may be represented by a counsel for the defense 
if he desires. It is surely within the right of the 
Student Council to declare a man ineligible for 
repeated infringement of training rules and to 
enforce other reasonable punishment. 

The plan is not to set up an elaborate system of 
espionage or to encourage tale-bearing, but to 
bring to tune those who openly break undergrad- 
uate laws, unwritten though some of these laws 
mav be. 



Passing the Hat 

Now comes the proposal to take a collection on 
the campus to obtain funds for a hockey rink. 
Such a collection would be against the will of the 
Student Council and the Board of Managers. 
The day of promiscuous passing of the hat is 
gone. If contributions may be solicited for 
hockey, why not for every other activity in col- 
lege? Those who were here during ante-Blanket 
Tax days will bear witness to the continual dun- 
ning that prevailed. If our Blanket Tax does not 
provide sufficient funds we must increase the 
amount or force a larger number of men to pay 
the tax, but we should not revert to the old sys- 
tem of hat-passing. 


Psi Upsilon held a Thanksgiving dance Tues- 
day evening, Nov. 23. Sprague's orchestra of 
Portland furnished the music for an order of 
twenty-four dances. The decorations were gar- 
net and gold. Mrs. Hartley C. Baxter was the 
chaperone. Among the guests were the Misses 
Katherine Ayer, Marie Fogg, Ruth Merrill and 
Harriet Merriweather of Portland, Yvette La- 
pointe and Lorette Lapointe of Brunswick, Dor- 
othy Bird of Rockland, Hazel Cornish of Bow- 
doinham, Pauline Hatch of Bath and Fay Harvey 
of Bangor. The committee in charge was com- 
posed of Head '16, Ross '17 and Sloggett '18. 

Beta Chi held its first annual initiation and 
banquet on Tuesday evening, Nov. 23, at their 
rooms on Cleaveland Street. White '16 acted as 
toastmaster and introduced the following speak- 
ers: Burnham '16, Hart '16, Maguire '17, Tuttle 
'17, Blake, Chase, Curran, Grant, Howard, Hur- 
lin, Lane, Libbey and Van Wart of 1918; C. E. 
Stevens '19, R. A. Stevens '19 and Gordon, Medic 


The initiates were Bernard '18, Caldwell '19, 
Racine '19, C. E. Stevens '19 and R. A. Stevens 


A meeting of the men who had participated in 
the trials for the Freshmen debating team was 
held on Monday, Nov. 30, to discuss the forma- 
tion of a Freshmen debating society. Professor 
Davis suggested that three debates should be held 
and, if sufficient interest developed, a regular or- 
ganization should then be instituted. This recom- 
mendation was adopted. It was decided that the 
first debate should be held Tuesday evening, Dec. 
7, and that the other debates should be held at 
intervals of two weeks thereafter. An executive 

committee, composed of McDonald, McGorrill 
and Fay was chosen. 

The committee reported the question for the 
first debate as follows : "Resolved : that capital 
punishment should be abolished." The affirma- 
tive will be supported by Gardner and Higgins 
and the negative by Atwood and Cole. All 
Freshmen interested in this debate are invited to 
come to the Classical room in Memorial Hall at 
7 o'clock tonight. 


Though slender, and lacking the serious-essay 
tjrpe, which should be represented in every num- 
ber, the October Quill is pleasingly various and 
balanced : the six contributions, alternately prose 
and verse, have each a clear individuality. "After 
the Dance" attains the true method and music of 
the sonnet. The imagery of the six opening 
verses keenly suggests the situation implied by 
the title; the rhythm, throughout, is exceptionally 
adequate and nicely varied. One judges that the 
sonnet is a form suitable for the author, and 
hopes that he will continue to practise it. As for 
short-comings : The tone of the whole is scarcely 
tragic enough to absorb the effect of the Poe-like 
"Nevermore" and "Night's deathlike pall." The 
line, "The laughter, beauty and the voice that 
pled," might easily have been so constructed as 
to avoid its awkward and misleading use of the 
definite article ; and so punctuated as to forestall 
the reader's assumption that sounds as well as 
sights "vanish," in the next verse. The word 
"liquid" is too stale, and the word "employed" too 
dull, in their respective contexts. The "s" should 
be dropped from "Autumn's" to help reduce the 
excessive sibilance of the opening lines. "From 
a Shop Window" also shows an auspicious desire 
to bring poetry out of concrete experience : may 
our poets observe more and more from windows, 
including campus windows — in leisure hours. 
The "them's" of lines 6 and 7 easily mislead the 
reader into the impression that the two persons 
observed are companions, perhaps man and wife. 
But otherwise the train of observation is effec- 
tively introduced, and its climax is firmly built up. 
The style, however, is sometimes too stiff; where- 
as, on the other hand, the reader is frequently 
jolted into amusement by primitive errors (or 
proof-reading) : — the punctuation of line 14, the 
metre of line 26, the spelling of lines 32 and 35, 
the grammar of line 39. 

Once I heard a student remark that he cared 
naught for the "light-singing-mood" type of poem 
in college literary journals. But students are 
notoriously pedantic, nowadays, in their enjoy- 
ments. Shall Longfellow's "My Lost Youth," 



particularly the seventh stanza, become an ironic 
comment upon this neighborhood? Let us rather 
welcome the illuminative individual moods which 
struggle to shine through the timorous conven- 
tionalism of campus pleasures. Let us have 
plenty of "light-singing-mood" lyrics in the Quill, 
— provided the tone is true and the verse can 
sing. In "My Heart," the tone is true: the two- 
phased mood which served as inspiration is hu- 
manly familiar, yet thoroughly individualized; 
the cloud imagery is well conceived. But the 
rhythm is too formal and deliberate in its enthusi- 
asm — like the organized cheering, now and then, 
at games. For example, verses 3 and 4 are al- 
most metrical duplicates; so also verses 6 and 7, 
10 and II, 13 and 14. Captivating verse-music is 
more necessary in this type of poem, and more 
difficult to attain, than in any other. 

In "The Son of an Orr" the author handles, 
with a certain degree of success, the aged story 
of the light-house that fails to light, the large 
approaching ship, the brave youthful rescuer, and 
the proud old parent. He does so by embellishing 
the theme with some good touches of Maine 
coast scenery and dialogue ; by conceiving the 
youth as unable, at first, to rise to the occasion ; 
above all, by featuring the character of the 
father. Old Orr, with his family pride, his taci- 
turnity, his profanity, and his bandaged leg, is 
quite vivid. But the character is not sustained. 
Soon after making an unusually long speech, he 
utters one three lines longer. And toward the 
close, his rugged reality of temperament and dic- 
tion degenerates into the conventional romanti- 
cism of melodrama : "The light— the light. He's 
saved the ship — My Peter." Last scene of all: 
"Peter, I am proud you are an Orr," says he, 
with "a world of tenderness in his eyes." Peter 
smiles weakly and takes his hand (we hope Peter 
uses the arm which is NOT broken, though why 
either should be broken does not appear). For 
Peter, too, is unwarrantably changed from what 
he was when first he set out, truculently, to make 
his father "eat that damned lie." And the two 
pose while the author paints a spiritual tableau 
by way of conclusion. The ancient plot-concep- 
tion suffers, moreover, from the intrusion of the 
modern motor-launch. We wonder why such a 
boat, but of larger calibre, could not just as well 
have put out from Sea-cove, only fifteen miles 
away (where "the failure of the light had been 
noted"), and have thus rendered redundant 
Peter's gasoline heroism. In short, this piece is 
good in some of its details, but inadequate as a 
story. "Coals of Fire," on the other hand, pre- 
sents a fresh and successful plot. The introduc- 
tion is exceptionally good. Without wearying us, 

it conveys the required information, necessarily 
somewhat lengthy, about Billy McCarthy's past; 
prepares, at the same time, the first step in the 
plot; and issues the atmosphere of mingled farce 
and sentiment which is to dominate the rest of 
the tale. The same aptitude for narrative com- 
pression and suggestiveness is evinced in the 
dialogue of the last two pages. The intervening 
part of the story, however, should be relieved 
with a touch or two of conversation, or mono- 
logue at least ; here the author has missed several 
good opportunities. As for the title and the echo 
of it in the closing sentence : I can scarcely blame 
the writer for having fallen in love with his ex- 
cellent motive-device of the hot ashes. But to 
force the tobacco ashes which fell on Billy's neck 
into a parallel with the proverbial coals of fire 
heaped on a man's head, is to overstrain our sub- 
missiveness to the demands of artistic unity. 

It is pleasant to be reminded of the unity of 
the ages. Under the smile of modern science, 
"The Crab" fuses the tradition of the ancient 
animal fable with the Elizabethan propensity for 
elaborate and witty conceits. I like best the 
three sentences beginning, "He lives in mud." 
But I cannot see that the grotesque English of 
lines 9, 13 and 24 serves any purpose: it makes a 
witty piece less witty. Should not the Quill have 
a special department for contributions of this 
light and brief nature, instead of printing them 
promiscuously, as it is accustomed to do, amid 
the more ambitious contributions? A section re- 
served at the close for jokes, epigrams and ex- 
hortations would not only relieve the main body 
of the journal : it would encourage literary efforts 
which have otherwise no field at Bowdoin. Think 
of it: there is no section of our college literature 
devoted entirely to thoughtful laughter — except 
the Bugle. E. 

Y. M. C. A. NOTES 

The collection taken at the Sunday chapel pre- 
ceding the Thanksgiving recess amounted to 
$29.65, providing dinners for 62 people. Mar- 
ston '17 and Davey '19 distributed the dinners 
last Wednesday afternoon with the aid of a motor 
truck which was loaned by a local grocer for the 

Six more men are needed for teaching classes 
in the Y. M. C. A. night school. The type of 
work is quite elementary, requiring patience, tact 
and persistence on the part of the men who un- 
dertake the work. The subjects of instruction 
are reading and writing elementary English, 
spelling, grammar, arithmetic, elementary Ameri- 
can history and subjects preparing for naturali- 
zation examinations. 



Bowdoin students may yet have an opportun- 
ity to hear Mr. Aiken speak on the "Earning, 
Saving and Investing of Money." Negotiations 
have been re-opened with him with the view of 
having him come to Brunswick early in January. 

Last evening, a dinner was given for the men 
of the town and college in the Church on the Hill 
to welcome six students who are temporarily 
transferring their memberships to the local 

From the present outlook it appears certain that 
three Christmas trees will be given by the asso- 
ciation at Pejepscot, Maquoit and in Brunswick. 
A committee composed of two or three students 
and the same number of mill-workers to be 
chosen this week, will plan the Brunswick enter- 
tainment and devise some means of raising the 
funds necessary for the decoration of the tree. 
The other two trees will be privately supported. 

Recently a circular letter was sent to fifty rep- 
resentative churches within a hundred-mile 
radius of Brunswick in an effort to procure op- 
portunities for extending the deputation work of 
the association. Numerous responses indicate the 
interest in this work which is felt throughout the 
state. Four deputations have already been sent 
out, and ten or fifteen more will go during the 

Cl)c f)tl)ec Colleges 

To acquaint the Freshman class with the aims 
of the college and to explain the opportunities 
offered by the various departments of instruc- 
tion. President Faunce has arranged a series of 
twenty-five lectures to be given the first-year men 
during the course of the coming year at Brown 
University. The lectures are a departure from 
past methods and are intended to work in with 
the new course in "Orientation," which, begin- 
ning with this fall, will be required to be taken 
by all Freshmen. It is expected that under the 
new plan the man entering college will be given 
a better idea of its aims and ideals and will also 
be able to adjust himself more quickly to the re- 
quirements of the University. 

mitt tU JFacuItp 

Dean Sills entertained the Town and College 
Club in Portland last week. Professor Johnson 
read a paper. A number of the faculty were 

Dean Sills was a delegate to the convention at 
St. Luke's in Portland last week to elect a suc- 
cessor to the late Bishop Robert Codman of the 
diocese of Maine. 

Dn tt)e Campus 

D. K. Merrill '15 was on the campus last week. 

Tillson '19 has left college on account of ill 

There are 78 H's at Harvard, and 52 B's at 

Zeta Psi will have its Christmas dance Wed- 
nesday, Dec. 22. 

Beta Theta Pi will hold a Christmas dance 
Wednesday evening, Dec. 22. 

Morse '18 has returned to college after a suc- 
cessful operation for appendicitis. 

The Theta Delta Chi Christmas dance will 
come on Friday evening, Dec. 17. 

The Junior class elections were held last night, 
after the Orient had gone to press. 

The election for football manager will be post- 
poned until the Union committee is elected. 

The Masque and Gown will make several trips 
with the Ivy play during January and February. 

Frank Melcher, the janitor of Winthrop Hall, 
is taking a forced vacation on account of sick- 

Spaghett' made his annual round of the ends 
and houses last week, with his usual line of plas- 
tic art. 

There will be a meeting of the Orient Board 
Wednesday afternoon to fill the vacant place on 
the board. 

About thirty of the students left over in Bruns- 
wick enjoyed the Thanksgiving dinner at the 
Deke house. 

Members of the Sophomore football team are 
requested to turn their suits in at once to J. E. 
Gray '18 at the Psi U house. 

Tuttle has been elected to the 19 17 Bugle 
Board as representative of Beta Chi in place of 
Eaton, who has left college. 

The first of the series of Bible classes to be 
conducted in the fraternity houses by members 
of the faculty will be held next Sunday. 

There is an article by President Hyde on "The 
Socializing Value of Fraternity Life" in the De- 
cember number of the North American Student. 

The Union will probably be ready after the 
Christmas recess. The large center lounge which 
had been ordered was destroyed in a railroad 
wreck last week. 

Hemenway '19 has received an appointment to 
the United States Military Academy at West 
Point. The appointment comes from Senator 
Charles F. Johnson '79. 

Ten major warnings and 47 minors were given 
out just before the Thanksgiving vacation, and 
altogether there are 18 men on probation. This 
is about the usual number of warnings. 



Butterfield '19 and Finn '19 had to crawl on 
their hands and knees from Memorial Hall to the 
station as the result of a wager that Noyes '19 
would not get 90 on a history exam. Noyes got 


A party of Bowdoin men gave a concert and 
entertainment at Gardiner last evening. Kelley 
'16, L. C. Parmenter '16, Stratton '16, Mooers '18, 
J. W. Thomas '18, B. Edwards '19 and R. S. Tur- 
ner '19. 

It is said that while Hawthorne was in college 
he occupied the room which is now 19 North 
Maine Hall. Maine has been burned out since 
then, and the arrangement of rooms has been 

Three men joined the Church on the Hill Sun- 
day and three more transferred from their home 
churches. The new members are Burton '07, 
Longren '18, Cole '19, Leighton '19, Newell '19 
and Patrick '19. 

The final cast for "Mrs. Dot," the Ivy Play, 
has been announced. It will be the same as the 
provisional cast except that Churchill '16 will 
take the part of Nellie, Willey '17 that of Blen- 
kensop, and Cobb '17 will be Aunt Eliza. 

The D. U.'s defeated the Kappa Sigs 8 to 7 in 
a thrilling tag football game on the campus near 
the library Saturday afternoon. Jacob '18 played 
a good game at fullback for the winners, while 
Oliver '17 was among the stars on the Kappa Sig 
team. This will probably be the last of the inter- 
fraternity football games this season. 

A reunion of district one of Beta Theta Pi was 
held at Orono on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 4, at 
the Maine Chapter House. In the evening the 
annual initiation and banquet took place. The 
members present from the Bowdoin Chapter were 
Bird '16, Hall '16, Ireland '16, Leadbetter '16, 
Moulton '16, Webber '16, Flynt '17, Lovejoy '17, 
Sampson '17, Swift '17, Coombs '18, Matthews 
'18, Pendleton '18, McCarthy '19, McGorrill '19 
and Kern '19. 




7.00. Freshman Debating Club holds first 

debate, Classical Room, Memorial Hall. 
Orient Board Meeting. 
5.00. Glee Club Rehearsal. 
Henry L. Gideon and Constance R. Gideon 

in Lecture-Recital and Folk Songs, Town 

Rev. Charles R. Brown, D.D., College 

Freshman-Sophomore Debate. 
Zeta Psi Dance. 
Beta Theta Pi Dance. 

Hogan's for Clothes 

The best dressed fellows do 
--why don't you? You'll 
feel at home in any com- 
pany if you wear clothes 
from Hogan Bios. The 
last word in cut, finish and 
fabric. $15 to $30 

Hogan Bros. 

229 Middle St. 12 Temple St. 
Portland, Me. 

Working up to It : "What's the matter, Adol- 
phus ? Why, you look nervous and you can't keep 

"You notice it, do you ? Fine ! Fine ! I'm 
smoking a hundred cigarettes a day, drinking 
about twenty cups of strong coffee, not to men- 
tion all the other things." 

"But what's the idea " 

"Don't interrupt me, old fellow. I'm just on 
the verge of inventing a new dance." 


Mr. Alumnus 

are you looking for an appropriate gift 
for a Bowdoin Man? — a gift for the home 
the Office or Club? 

The 1916 Bowdoin Calendar fills 
every requirement. 

Under its artistic white leather cover you 
will find eight pages of the most recenj 
campus view^s 


Mail your orders to H. H. Foster. 




NO. 22 

The election of manager and assistant manager 
of football will be Thursday afternoon from 3 to 
6 p. M. The candidates are: Manager, E. H. 
Blanchard '17 and H. S. Young '17; assistant 
manager, A. S. Gray '18 and T. R. Stearns '18, al- 
ternate, F. F. French '18. 


The Student Council at a meeting last Thurs- 
day adopted the following rules providing for the 
violation of student rules and customs : 
Article I. 

Section I. The Student Council may, at any 
time, adjourn to an executive session. 

Section 2. At this session the president of the 
council shall preside. 

Section 3. The Committee on Customs shall 
take charge of the matter in hand, the chairman 
conducting the inquiry. 

Section 4. The remaining eight members of 
the Student Council shall constitute a body of de- 
cision, six votes being necessary for a finding. 
Article II. 

Section i. Any student violating student cus- 
tom or tradition may be called before this ses- 

Section 2. Upon complaint of any member of 
the Student Council, the Committee on Customs 
may, at its discretion, issue this call to the person 
in question. 

Article III. 

Section i. The body of decision, upon report- 
ing its finding to the presiding officer, may or 
may not recommend that the finding be published. 


The annual Junior class elections were held 
Monday evening, Dec. 6, with the following re- 
sults : 

President, James C. Oliver. 

Vice-President, William S. Cormack, Jr. 

Secretary, Paul H. Mclntire. 

Treasurer, Leon W. Babcock. 

Marshal, Edward Humphrey. 

Orator, Edward C. Moran, Jr. 

Poet, Erik Achorn. 

Chaplain, Harvey D. Miller. 

Odist, Hal S. White. 

Ivy Day Committee, Carl K. Ross, chairman, 
Edwin H. Blanchard, Frederick W. Willey, J. 
Burton Stride, Frank E. Phillips. 

The popular man was also elected but his name 
will not be made public until Ivy Day. 


The Student Council has recommended to the 
Board of Managers that the fencing appropria- 
tion be decreased to $15, a sum barely large 
enough to pay dues in the intercollegiate asso- 
ciation. Work in fencing is still going on and it 
is thought that sufficient guarantees will be re- 
ceived to enable the team to compete in two 
matches away from home. 


After three weeks of careful practice the Soph- 
omore and Freshman debating teams will be 
ready for the clash that is to take place at Hub- 
bard Hall next Monday evening, Dec. 20. Much 
interest is placed in the debate as the teams have 
been working hard in preparation and a good 
exhibition of argumentation is anticipated. 

The subject is, Resolved, that a college curri- 
culum should include military training. The 
Freshman team composed of Coburn, Foulke and 
Paul, with Chadbourne as alternate, will argue on 
the affirmative side of the question. On the Soph- 
omore team are Roper, Albion, Jacob, with Nor- 
ton as alternate, who uphold the negative side. 
The coaches are Hescock '16 for the Freshmen, 
and Jacob '18 for the Sophomores. The presid- 
ing officer will be Kinsey '16. In view of the 
timeliness of the question and the spirited discus- 
sion it is likely to produce, Manager Marston 
urges every man of the college to be present. 
The debate begins at 7.30. 


Final trials have been held for the Mandolin 
Club and the following men were chosen : first 
mandolins, Kelley '16 (leader), Ginty '16, Little 
'16, Stratton '16, True '17, Hemenway '19; second 
mandolins, Baxter '16, Brown '18, Freese '18, 
McQuillan '18, Farrar '19; tenor mandolas. Head 
'16, Warren '18; mandocellos, Brackett '16, Sut- 
cliffe '17; guitar, Parmenter '16, and flute, Stur- 
gis '19. 

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The seventh annual contest of the New Eng- 
land Intercollegiate Public Speaking League will 
be held in Brunswick, May 4, 1916. The colleges 
which will be represented are Amherst, Bow- 
doin, Brown, Wesleyan and Williams. Bowdoin 
is the only member who has won more than one 
of the six previous contests, having three vic- 
tories to her credit. 


The first of a series of Freshman debates was 
held in the Classical Room, Hubbard Hall, last 
Tuesday evening. The subject, "Resolved, that 
capital punishment should be abolished," was de- 
bated by Gardner and Ingraham for the affirma- 
tive, with Atwood and Cole upholding the oppo- 
site side. McDonald acted as chairman and the 
audience acted as judges, awarding their deci- 
sion to the negative. A short criticism was given 
by Hescock '16. It is intended to hold a debate 
once every two weeks, with some upperclassman 
present to criticise the speakers. The subject and 
teams for the next contest have not yet been de- 
cided upon. 



Last Saturday I gave to my class in Latin I, 
consisting of four Juniors, nine Sophomores and 
40 Freshmen an informal examination dealing 
with the names of men and places now prominent 
in the daily press. The questions were taken from 
a letter in the current number of the Nation by a 
professor in a mid-Western State University. 
Bowdoin students made on the whole as sorry a 
showing as their Western friends although one 
Freshman here answered all the questions cor- 
rectly — something which did not happen in the 
West. The following tabulation of the results 
obtained here may be of interest and profit. 

1. Where is Gallipoli? 33 knew; 20 were ig- 
norant. It was located variously in France, Italy, 
Bulgaria, Greece and Berlin. 

2. What is the capital of Bulgaria? 15 knew; 
38 did not. Bucharest and Buda Pest were popu- 
lar guesses. 

3. What countries bound Serbia? 20 answered 
pretty well ; 33 had only vague notions. Albania 
was perhaps the cause of the appearance of Ara- 
bia, Armenia and Afghanistan ! 

4. In what country is Salonica? 11 knew and 
42 didn't; although no city has been more 
important the past fortnight. It was frequently 
located in Poland. 

5. On what sea is Montenegro? 22 out of the 

53 answered correctly. Nearly every sea in Eu- 
rope and eastern Asia appeared from the Red, 
Black and Caspian to the Sea of Marmora. 

6. Who is in command of the French army? 
39 answered correctly; 14 did not know. The 
following were some of the disguises : Joffer, 
Joffery, Jaffre, Jochet, Jeoffrey, Geoffrey. 

7. Who is Prime Minister of England? 30 
knew; 23 did not. Winston Churchill was a pop- 
ular choice (6) ; Lloyd George and Grey had 
three, and Kitchener, two adherents. 

8. Who is Bethmann-Hollweg? 22 knew; 31 
did not. He was said to be an Austrian general, 
a Turkish ruler (happy guess!) ; a German com- 
poser (so he is!); the ruling house of Austria; 
Austrian ambassador at Germany — and one re- 
plied — he was a German diplomatist. 

9. Who is Poincare? 42 recognized the Presi- 
dent of a sister republic; one called him a French 

10. Who is Venizelos ? Only nine out of the 
53 knew. If all that was said of him were true, 
he would be having even a stormier career than 
has been his lot ; for he appeared as an Italian 
general, a Spanish artist, a Mexican rebel, a cabi- 
net minister in France, a French general, the 
premier of Italy, an Austrian General and a Ger- 
man ! 

11. Who is Briand? Only 11 knew. Among 
the 42 who failed, one called him an American 
leader and one an English general. What would 
William Jennings say to that ? 

12. Who is Von Hinderburg? The great gen- 
eral is evidently popular in America : 49 identified 
him; only four did not. One called him a Ger- 
man author. 

13. General French fared nearly as well: 43 
knew; only 10 failed. 

14. But only 24 could place Sir Edward Grey 
while 29 could not. One called him an English 
historian ; several an English general ; and one 
evidently confusing him with the versatile 
Churchill answered "An English general connect- 
ed with the navy." 

15. "Who is Viviani?" proved the greatest 
stumbling-block — only four answering correctly. 
He was, naturally enough, frequently termed an 

16. Name with proper title the ruler of Ger- 
many. All but one knew the Kaiser although he 
appeared more than once as Wilhelm IV. 

17. The ruler of Greece. Only 23 out of 53 
could name the King who is certainly not an ob- 
scure figure at the moment. One said, "King Al- 
bert rules Greece." Would he did ! 



i8. The ruler of England. Seven out of 53 
made the wrong answer. King Edward, George 
the Third, Fourth and Sixth are on the throne ! 

19. The ruler of Italy. Victor Emmanuel 29, 
to 24 mistakes. Albert also appeared here. 

20. The ruler of Bulgaria. Only 17 were cor- 
rect. One made a good shot with King Augus- 

21. The ruler of Russia. 40 knew the Czar. 

In the answers to these last six questions one 
learned that Germany is ruled by an Imperator ; 
Russia, by a Rajah; Greece by a Sultan and Bul- 
garia, by a President. 

Such "a bombardment of unfortified brains," 
to use the Nation's phrase is not of course entire- 
ly fair. That one man answered all the questions 
correctly is to our credit, and a grade of 55 per 
cent., the average of the whole class, is perhaps 
not altogether discreditable. And yet where there 
is such ignorance is not there something the 
matter somewhere ? 

Kenneth C. M. Sills 


The Educational Department of the State of 
Maine has recently published a pamphlet entitled 
Guide to the Study of the Town, City, County, 
State and Nation. The pamphlet is prepared and 
copyrighted by Professor Hormell. In a fore- 
word by Hon. Payson Smith, State Superinten- 
dent of Schools, the purpose of the work is stated 
as follows : "This guide has been prepared 
through a special legislative resolve in order that 
aid may be afforded teachers in this most import- 
ant duty of acquainting the youth of Maine with 
the facts that relate to the development of their 
towns and state, and with the requirements that 
their approaching citizenship will lay upon them." 
This is the first time that the State Department of 
Education has taken up in a systematic way the 
teaching of civics. The pamphlet contains prac- 
tically any question that may be asked concerning 
the state or municipal government in Maine. It 
is being sent to teachers in those lines throughout 
the state. 

The booklet numbers 76 pages. It does not 
contain answers to the questions asked, but out- 
lines in general the line of study and gives sources 
of information that may be taken as authoritative 
and correct. 

A number of the charts included are drawn by 
Edward R. Elwell '15. 

Under town government the following general 
divisions are taken up : map and geography, his- 

tory, population, industries, organization of gov- 
ernment, services rendered by government, how 
the services are paid for. A chart of the organi- 
zation of the Town of Brunswick is included in 
the booklet, Brunswick being taken as a typical 
Maine town. 

The plan mapped out for the study of cities is 
more complicated, and deals with the different 
forms of city government now in typical United 
States cities. These are four in number, the 
"check and balance," or bicameral system, which 
exists in nearly all Maine cities, and which con- 
sists of two boards, usually termed aldermen and 
common council, and with an executive head, the 
mayor. A chart of the organization of Augusta 
shows this form. The second form of organiza- 
tion is the "Responsible Executive" type, illus- 
trated by a chart of Cleveland, Ohio. Under this 
form, all departments are directly responsible to 
the mayor. A third form of government which 
has been adopted in many cities since 1901 is the 
"Commission Form," illustrated by a chart of the 
government of Des Moines, Iowa. The principal 
feature of this is the centering of power and re- 
sponsibility in the council as a whole. Gardiner 
is the only Maine city which now has the commis- 
sion form, although it has been considered in a 
number of others. The fourth and most recent 
type of city government is the "Commission Man- 
ager Form," or City Manager system, as it is 
often called. Dayton, Ohio, is the largest city 
which now has this, and a chart of Dayton shows 
the organization. The principal features of the 
city manager plan are as follows : the voters 
choose a commission of five or seven members. 
This commission chooses an expert engineer, who 
acts as a sort of efficient expert. He supervises 
all executive work. He need not be a resident of 
the city, and he is paid a substantial salary in 
most cities. 

The study of city government outlined in the 
pamphlet takes up further political parties and 
their organization and financial resources, the 
different forms of nomination, and the method of 
registration and election, together with the fea- 
tures of the ballot. 

Under the study of the city, a map of Portland 
is given showing how the votes were in the last 
municipal election. 

City planning, charities, schools, fire, police, 
public works and public property and city finances 
are other main topics under the study of the city. 

The same general plan is followed in the study 
of the county, state and nation, the different 
functions of the government of each being taken 




Published bveky Tdesday of the Collegiate tear by 
The BOWDOIN Publishing Company 
IN THE Interests of the Students of 



DwiGHT H. Sayward, 1916, 
Donald W. Philbrick,i9I7, 
J. Glenwood Winter, 1916, 


Managing Editor 

Alumni Editor 

Bela W. Norton, 1918, The Other Colleges 

Whitney Coombs, 1918, With The Faculty 

Robert G. Albion, 1918, On The Campus 

Edward C. Hawes, 1916 
William S. Cormack, 1917 
Frank E. Noyes, 1917 
Gerald S. Joyce, 1918 
Franklin D. MacCormick, 1918 

Contributions are requested from all undergraduates 
alumni and faculty. No anonymous contributions can 
be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions should be 
addressed to the Business Manager of the Bowdoin Pub- 
lishing Co. Subscriptions, S2.00 per year, in advance. 
Single copies, 10 cents. 


Herbert H. Foster, 1916, 
Percy F. Crane, 191 7, 

Business Manager 
Assistant Manager 

Entered at PostOtfice at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter 

Vol. XLV. DECEMBER 14, 1915 No. .22 

President Foster on Intercollegiate Athletics 

We have read with interest "An Indictment of 
Intercollegiate Athletics," hy President William 
T. Foster of Reed College in the November num- 
ber of The Atlantic Monthly. President Foster's 
article is a severe criticism of the present system 
of collegiate athletics, which, he says, aims to win 
games, make money and advertise the college. 

There is certainly much wholesome truth in 
what President Foster says. Commercialism and 
professionalism do exist in supposedly amateur 
circles. Athletic contests do take time from more 
strictly academic pursuits. In many colleges the 
condition of athletics does not reflect credit upon 
the institutions or upon athletics as a whole. 

But does President Foster give sufficient con- 
sideration to that "indefinable something" — col- 
lege spirit? His hasty treatment of this import- 

ant phase of intercollegiate games is the weak 
place in his otherwise comprehensive argument. 
It is college spirit that causes such interest in 
extra-mural contests. That college spirit is here 
to stay and it will always seek expression in the 
support of intercollegiate athletics. President 
Foster or anybody else cannot do away with it; 
and consequently he cannot discard athletics. 

The remedy for the evils portrayed so vividly 
is purification of the system. A reasonable 
amount of co-operation between faculty and stu- 
dents will prevent subordination of books to 
bleachers. A realization of the fact that victory 
at any price is not the chief end of games will be 
the death-blow to professionalism. 

Our "geographically isolated community" pre- 
vents observation in many colleges and states. Our 
judgment is based solely upon conditions at Bow- 
doin. Here at Bowdoin we try to play the game 
fairly and squarely. Before we consent to the 
abolition of intercollegiate athletics we must be 
shown why other colleges cannot play as honestly 
and sincerely as Bowdoin does. 


President Hyde's letter to the New York 
World, December 7, on preparedness has attract- 
ed much favorable notice. The Boston Herald 
quotes the letter with editorial comment as fol- 
lows : 

President Hyde's Good Blow 

Nowhere have we seen a better or a more suc- 
cinct statement of the gist of the whole prepared- 
ness business than is contained in a letter pub- 
lished yesterday over the signature of the presi- 
dent of Bowdoin College, William DeWitt Hyde. 
"The conscience of the country demands such 
measure of preparedness as will defend us against 
aggression, fulfil our responsibilities to our neigh- 
bors, maintain our rights in treaties, and contrib- 
ute to the justice and peace of the world an in- 
fluence commensurate with our numbers, our 
wealth and our intelligence. Less is folly ; more 
is crime. Who ever attempts to make out of 
differences of opinion as to what that measure 
is either political capital for himself or for his 
party is a traitor to his country and an enemy to 
the human race." Strong language but true, find- 
ing an echo in the conscience of many a serious 


A meeting of those interested in the Bowdoin 
Interscholastic Baseball League was held at the 
Ti. U. house Saturday afternoon, with Assistant 
Baseball Manager MacCormick presiding. 



It was decided that the league should consist of 
one division of five schools. Lewiston High 
School, Brunswick High School, Hallowell High 
School, Morse High School of Bath and Thorn- 
ton Academy of Saco will be represented by 
teams. Each of these schools sent delegates to 
the meeting except Morse .High, which intends to 
enter the league, however. South Portland High 
School, one of the members of last year's league, 
will not participate in the series next spring. 
Lisbon Falls High School had petitioned for a 
place in the league, but the petition was denied on 
account of their team's withdrawal in mid-season 
last year. 

The delegates voted that the Bowdoin Baseball 
Association should appoint umpires for all games. 
It was also decided that the league should investi- 
gate the findings of the committee, appointed by 
State Superintendent of Schools Payson Smith, 
which drafted eligibility rules for all Maine pre- 
paratory schools, and that the league should con- 
form to these rules, if possible. A tentative 
schedule was then drawn up. Each team is sched- 
uled to play two games with every other team in 
the league, the championship to go to the school 
winning the largest percentage of games. 


A meeting of the Athletic Council held Thurs- 
day, Dec. 8, approved the following schedule sub- 
mitted by Manager Marston : 

Feb. 25. — Interscholastic Meet. 

March 3. — Freshman-Sophomore Meet. 

March 17. — Indoor Meet. 

April 22. — Bates at Lewiston. 

May 6. — Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
at Brunswick. 

May 13. — Maine Intercollegiates at Brunswick. 

May 20. — N. E. I. C. A. A. at Boston. 

May 27. — Easterns. 


The subject for the English 5 debate last Tues- 
day evening was : "Resolved, that compulsory 
military training should be instituted at Bow- 
doin." Proctor '16 and Moran '17 spoke for the 
affirmative and the negative was supported by 
Niven '16 and Jacob '18. This debate was in the 
form of a deliberative discussion. The affirma- 
tive was awarded the decision by the vote of 
those present. The question for the debate this 
evening will be : "Resolved, that Secretary Gar- 
rison's plan for military reorganization should be 
adopted." Moran '17 and Marston '17 will uphold 
the affirmative and the negative speakers will be 
Bowdoin '17 and Lane '17. 


All applications for the Longfellow and Charles 
Carroll Everett Scholarships should be made in 
writing and sent to President Hyde before the 
end of the semester. 

In accordance with the vote of the faculty, the 
John F. Hartley Scholarship will probably be 
divided into four undergraduate scholarships, but 
very exceptional reasons might induce the faculty 
to grant it as a graduate scholarship. Applica- 
tions for the Hartley Scholarship should be made 
in writing and handed to President Hyde. 

The Bowdoin calendar for 1916 appeared last 
week and is receiving much praise. The cover, 
which is of white limp leather, has an insert of 
the Art Building front with a polar bear and the 
Bowdoin seal on the right. The cuts inside are 
unusually good, especially the buildings and ath- 
letic teams. A new feature is the replacing of the 
pictures of the various fraternity houses by those 
with more action. One of especial interest is that 
of Webber '16 and Savage '18 clearing the hur- 
dles. The calendar was printed by George Frye 
& Co. of Philadelphia and may be obtained from 
Foster '16 or Sampson '17. 

The second college preacher. Rev. Charles R. 
Brown, D.D., of Yale University, is to speak here 
December 19. Dr. Brown is well known both as 
a writer and speaker. He received the degree of 
A.B. from the University of Iowa in 1883 and of 
S.T.B. from Boston University in 1889. From 
1896 to 1910 he acted as pastor of the First Con- 
gregational Church of Oakland. California, two 
years ago becoming Dean of the Yale Divinity 


The questions for the Interscholastic Debating 
League have been decided upon. According to 
present schedule, on Feb. 25 Edward Little High 
School will debate Lewiston High School at Au- 
burn or Lewiston, and Portland High School will 
debate Cony High School at Portland on the 
question : "Resolved, that the United States gov- 
ernment should take definite steps to bring about 
the organization of a Pan-American union." At 
the same time Brunswick High School will debate 
Lisbon Falls High School at Lisbon Falls and 
Biddeford High School will debate Westbrook 
High School at Westbrook on the question : "Re- 
solved, that the plan for military reorganization 
recently formulated by Sec. Garrison should be 
adopted." The winners of these preliminary de- 


bates will compete in the final debate at Bruns- 
wick about April 20. The schools have not yet 
chosen sides on the questions but will do so this 

Bowdoin was invited to send a student delegate 
X)n Henry Ford's peace expedition to Europe. 
The offer was refused. The delegate was to 
have been chosen after the manner of the Rhodes 
scholar, namely, that the man should be a leader 
in athletics and scholarship. Similar offers were 
extended to other colleges, some of which ac- 



President Leadbetter has appointed the follow- 
ing standing committees of the Student Council : 

Rally — Dunn '16, chairman; Fuller '16, Ireland 

Music — Fuller '16, chairman; Foster '16, Fraser 

Customs — Garland '16, chairman; Foster '16, 
Marston '17. 

Celebrations — Say ward '16, chairman; Fraser 
'16, Ireland '16. 

Clut) anD Council 

The Ibis held its first open meeting of the year 
at the Deke house Friday evening. Ripley L. 
Dana, a prominent Boston lawyer, gave an inter- 
esting and instructive talk on the Plattsburg 
military camp, including many personal experi- 
ences of unusual interest. 

A meeting of the Biology Club was held last 
Thursday evening at the home of Dr. Copeland. 
A short business meeting was first held at which 
plans were discussed for another meeting of the 
club to be held Jan. 17, 1916, at which Dr. Parker 
will be a speaker. Details of this meeting will be 
announced later. A discussion of the topic, "The 
Nature of Study in Summer Camps," was then 
held under the leadership of Dr. Copeland, Irving 
'16 and Kinsey '16. 

Cl)e Dtter Colleges 

A bank to be managed entirely by students will 
be opened at Wesleyan University about the mid- 
dle of December. The project is an experiment 
by the American Bankers' Association, and if it 
proves successful, it is expected that similar 
banks will be founded in other colleges and uni- 
versities of the country. At the start the Wes- 
leyan bank will be only a savings organization. 

but if the students support the enterprise, it will 
become a commercial bank handling checking 
accounts. No interest will be paid until the suc- 
cess of the new bank is assured. 

After giving the matter of undergraduate Eng- 
lish long consideration. Harvard has issued an ul- 
timatum to its students. In the future those men 
who persist in using faulty English in the written 
work of any course will be required to take a 
special course in grammar before they can be re- 
instated in the good graces of the college office. 

As part of the reconstruction under the new 
administration of Dr. John Henry McCracken, at 
Lafayette College, a new system of governing the 
absences from college exercises has been in- 
stalled. The new system limits the number of 
absences. If a student exceeds this number, he 
is dropped from the rolls of the college. Ab- 
sences from daily chapel are recorded as half 
absences, and from Sunday chapel service as a 
double absence. 

f>n t!)e Campus 

The Masque and Gown picture was taken at 
Webber's, Friday afternoon. 

The Junior class pictures will be taken by 
Webber after Christmas vacation. 

Alpha Delta Phi and Theta Delta Chi will have 
Christmas dances Friday, Dec. 17. 

The Monday Night Club held its first meeting 
of the year at the Deke house last night. 

Gerald S. Joyce '18 was elected to the Orient 
Board at a meeting of the board last Wednesday. 

Psi Upsilon and Delta Kappa Epsilon will have 
a Christmas dance at the Psi Upsilon house, Mon- 
day, Dec. 20. 

Zeta Psi, Beta Theta Pi, Kappa Sigma and 
Delta Upsilon are to hold their Christmas dances 
Wednesday, Dec. 22. 

The Sunday chapel services were devoted to 
an appreciation of the work of the late English 
poet, Stephen Phillips. 

Elliott '16 is delegate to the initiation of the 
Beta Kappa chapter of Kappa Sigma at New 
Hampshire State College. 

Captain Shumway has posted a notice request- 
ing all those intending to take winter football in 
place of regular gymnasium work, to hand in 
their names to him at the D. K. E. house. 

President Hyde, Professor Langley, Kinsey '16 
and Cole '19 were among the speakers at the 
College Men's supper held in the First Parish 
Congregational Church vestry, Monday evening, 
Dec. 6. 

Professor Files has recently offered a prize of 



ten dollars to the member of the Girls' Agricul- 
tural Clubs of the University of Maine who ex- 
hibits the best canned products at the annual 
meeting of the Maine Seed Improvement Asso- 

Last Friday evening all the members of Kappa 
Sigma joined in observing Founders' Night. A 
minstrelsy was formed extempore, composed of 
Freshmen and Sophomores. The performance 
concluded with some recitations of prose and 
poetry suitable for the occasion. 


16. Football Manager Election. 

17. Alpha Delta Phi Dance. 
Theta Delta Chi Dance. 

19. Rev. Charles R. Brown, D.D., College 


20. Freshman-Sophomore Debate. 
Psi Upsilon Christmas Dance. 

22. Zeta Psi Dance. 

Delta Upsilon Dance. 
Kappa Sigma Dance. 
Beta Theta Pi Dance. 


BowDOiN Chapter of Delta Upsilon 
It is with deep regret that the Chapter learns 
of the death of Brother Frederic Arthur Fogg of 
the Class of 1899. In the Chapter he proved a 
true brother ; in the College a congenial associate, 
a capable scholar, and one who had an active in- 
terest in both its athletic and social life. The 
years since his graduation have found him effi- 
cient as teacher and of sterling worth as a busi- 
ness man. The last years of his life were afflicted 
with the malady which blighted his business pros- 
pects and eventually took him from us. Through- 
out his illness he displayed the cheerfulness and 
fortitude which ever endeared him to all. 

Therefore we express our sorrow at his death 
and our heartfelt sympathy to those bound to 
him by ties of family and friendship. 
For the Chapter: 
John Doane Churchill, 
Eugene Merrill Gillespie, 
William Wagg Simonton. 

The Bowdoin Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi 
mourns the death of Brother Frank Sewall, one 
of the oldest surviving members of the chapter, 
of the class of 1858. He was a type of all the 
fraternity ideals, — in scholarship, in good fellow- 
ship, in loyalty, and in high character. We shall 

keep his memory green by continuing to sing, as 
a whole generation of Alpha Delts before us have 
sung, the song, one of the jolliest in our collec- 
tion, which he wrote when a student at Bow- 

The Bowdoin Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi. 

aiumni Department 

'59. — At a recent meeting of the Directors of 
the Old Folks' Home Association the following 
appreciation was put on record as a tribute to the 
late Dr. Alfred Mitchell : 

The Directors of the Old Folks' Home Asso- 
ciation of Brunswick desire to place on record 
their appreciation of the services of the late Dr. 
Alfred Mitchell, the president of the association 
since its organization. Always interested in pro- 
moting any cause that furthered the welfare of 
the town. Dr. Mitchell supported actively and 
earnestly the work of the Association and gave 
freely of his time and advice. Courteous, urbane, 
kindly, endowed with gentle humor, and with the 
grace and the tolerance that comes from long 
experience, and admittedly for many years the 
first citizen of Brunswick, the doctor was an ideal 
presiding officer for a society whose aim is to 
make Brunswick a happier and pleasanter place 
for the aged and infirm; and the directors spread 
this minute on their records with affectionate 
pride and gratitude. 

'61, — Fabius M. Ray, lawyer, judge, poet, died 
at his home in Westbrook on November 23. Born 
in East Windham on March 30, 1837, he secured 
his early education in the common schools of his 
native town, and attended the Norway Liberal 
Institute for one term. He was forced to leave 
school and earn his own living, working for a few 
years in the office of the Norway Advertiser and 
at the same time fitting himself for college. He 
graduated from Bowdoin in the class of 1861, but 
his career as a student did not end then, for he 
was a great reader and a student all his life. 
While at Bowdoin he wrote the first of hundreds 
of articles for the press of the state. Both in 
college and in after life he was an intimate friend 
of Thomas Brackett Reed '60 and of General 
Joshua L. Chamberlain '52, who was a professor 
at Bowdoin while Mr. Ray was a student. After- 
wards Mr. Ray was an ardent supporter of both 
of these men in their campaigns for political of- 

After leaving college he made a tour abroad, 
upon which he spent considerable time at Heidel- 
berg and Geneva. Returning to this country, he 
studied law, but soon became interested in the 
ministry and attended a theological school. He 



did not graduate, and resumed the study of the 
law. He was admitted to the bar, and during all 
the years of his professional career attained a 
gratifying degree of success ; his knowledge of 
the law was great and his ideals were high. In 
1871 he was sent to the Legislature as represen- 
tative from Westbrook ; in 1883 and 1884, he 
served as the judge of the Municipal Court of 
Westbrook; and in 1884 he was elected to the 
State Senate. He was always a strong Republi- 
can, but did not again accept a nomination for 
political office. 

Mr. Ray was the last of the three poets of the 
class of 1861. To him poetry was not a vocation 
but an avocation, but he wrote graceful verse, 
and published his poems. He was planning to 
attend the reunion of his class next June, and his 
death reduces the number of the surviving mem- 
bers of that class to twelve. 

'85. — John A. Peters of Ellsworth has formed 
a law partnership with Harry L. Crabtree, for- 
merly of New York, under the firm name of 
Peters & Crabtree, with offices in Ellsworth. 

'87. — Col. Edward C. Plummer of Bath, a lead- 
ing lawyer who has specialized in admiralty and 
is well known as a former successful newspaper 
man, has announced his candidacy for the Re- 
publican nomination for representative to Con- 
gress from the second district. 

'97 and '90. — J. E. Rhodes, 2d, '97, Examiner 
of Claims, Compensation and Liability Depart- 
ment of the Travelers Insurance Company, de- 
livered on Nov. 9 the first of a series of lectures 
on the general subject of "Workmen's Compen- 
sation Insurance" to be given by prominent insur- 
ance men to the students of The Insurance In- 
stitute of Hartford, Conn. His subject was "The 
Case for Workmen's Compensation." Among 
the lectures to be given later in the course is "The 
Administration of Compensation Laws" by G. B. 
Chandler '90, Compensation Commissioner of the 
First District of Connecticut. 

'94. — C. A. Flagg, librarian of the Bangor Pub- 
lic Library, has been appointed by Governor 
Oakley C. Curtis a member of the Maine Library 
Commission, succeeding Dr. George T. Little 'jj, 

'13. — The engagement of Miss Harriet Edna 
Rice and Verd R. Leavitt, both of Hartford, 
Conn., has been announced. Mr. Leavitt is at 
present the Hartford representative of Bertron, 
Griscom & Co. 

'14. — Robert T. Weatherill has accepted a posi- 
tion with the Du Pont Powder Co. of Wilming- 
ton, Del., in their high-explosives department, 
being stationed at Gibbstown, N. J., where they 
have enormous high-explosive works. 

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John Drew, at a luncheon in Bar Harbor, was 
condemning war. 

"Man is but little different from the lower ani- 
iTials," he said. "It isn't only in fighting and 
scrapping that man shows his resemblance to the 
beasts of the field. 

"I know, for instance, a fool bull that chased 
a red parasol all over a cornfield one hot after- 

"And I also know a fool man who chased an- 
other red parasol all over New York one hot 

— Drape Delphic 

Mr. Alumnus 

are you looking for an appropriate gift 
for a Bowdoin Man? — a gift for the home 
the Office or Club? 

The 1916 Bowdoin Calendar fills 
every requirement. 

Under its artistic white leather cover you 
will find eight pages of the most recent 
campus views 


Mail your orders to H. H. Foster. 




NO. 23 

The elections last Thursday afternoon resulted 
in the choice of E. H. Blanchard '17 as football 
manager, and A. S. Gray '18, assistant manager. 

Trials were held Friday afternoon for reader 
of the musical clubs. Fuller '16 was chosen again 
this year by the vote of the judges, Dr. Burnett, 
Dr. Bell and Kelley '16. 

Winter football practice in the Athletic Build- 
ing is to commence immediately after vacation 
under the direction of Captain Shumway. Em- 
phasis will be placed this year on tackling the 
dummy and receiving of forward passes. There 
will be two squads, meeting at 4.30 three times a 
week each. The following men will substitute 
this work for regular gym classes : From 1916, 
Brewster, Leadbetter; from 1917, B. Bartlett, 
Campbell, Corbett, McNaughton, Oliver, Peacock, 
Pike, Shumway, Stone; from 1918, Atkins, Bab- 
bitt, Berryman, McQuillan, Needleman, Peacock, 
Sandford, Stewart, B. Thomas, Young; from 
1919, Canavello, Ewer, Fay, Hanson, Holbrook, 
Kern, Merrill, Morrison, Small, Sprague and 


The annual election of the Quill Board, held 
last week, resulted in the selection of the follow- 
ing new men as associate editors : Forbes Rick- 
ard, Jr., '17, M. T. Atkins '18 and H. T. Mooers 

Hargraves '16 has been elected captain-mana- 
ger of the fencing team. The schedule has not 
been completed but matches will be held with 
Harvard and Springfield Y. M. C. A. College, 
Jan. 21. C. L. White of Haverhill, Mass., has 
again been engaged to coach the team. The fol- 
lowing have reported as candidates besides Cap- 
tain Hargraves: Irving '16, Leadbetter '16, 
Keene '17, Gray '18, Hanson '18, Mooers '18, 
Peacock '18, Schlosberg '18, Hargraves '19, Mc- 
Carthy '19 and Stephens '19. 

Twenty men have been picked for the relay 
squad and there is a possibility that more may be 
added after Christmas. Work before Christmas 
has been simply to get the men in condition, 
ready for the fast work that will come immedi- 
ately after vacation. 

There are in college three veterans of last 
year's victorious team, which won five races. 
They are Hall '16, Crosby '17 and Pierce '17. 
Other men out for the team are: Ireland '16, 
Sayward '16, Webber '16, Bond '17, Gray '18, O. 
Hamlin '18, Pirnie '18, Savage '18, Simonton '18, 
Van Wart '18, Wyman '18, Barton '19, Gardiner 
'19, Hemmenway '19, Noyes '19 and P. Turner 


It is probable that the team will be crippled by 
Savage's illness with bloodpoisoning, although he 
may be in shape by the latter part of the season. 

The schedule has not yet been announced, other 
than that Bowdoin will compete in the Maine 
championship race at the B. A. A. Feb. 5. Bow- 
doin has received invitations to compete in other 


The executive committee of the Maine Inter- 
collegiate Athletic Association held a meeting in 
Waterville Saturday. 

The University of Maine petitioned that the 
rule be changed that provided that the state meet 
go in rotation to the four Maine colleges. The 
petition asked that the place of the meet be de- 
termined by the executive committee. It was 
moved that "Each college shall hold the annual 
track and field meeting in rotation as stated in 
article XIII, section 4, provided the college 
whose turn it is to hold said meeting has a suit- 
able track. Decision on this point to be made by 
the executive committee each year." 

It was moved that the rules of the M.I.C. A.A. 
govern all relay racing in which the colleges of 
said association take part, except those condi- 
tions expressly stated in the A. A. U. rules. 

Changes in the cross-country scoring rales, to 
agree with the New England rules, were pro- 
posed as follows: "Each competing member of 
the association shall have scored against it the 
total of points tallied by the first five contestants 



competing for such member and every contestant 
shall be scored in the place he finishes." This 
change cannot be voted on until the annual con- 
vention in February. 

Chase 'i6, manager of last year's track team, 
is secretary of the association. 

The debate in English 5 last Tuesday evening 
was of special interest as the subject was the 
same as that of the Intercollegiate League de- 
bates to be held in March. The question was, 
"Resolved, that Secretary Garrison's plan for 
military reorganization should be adopted." The 
affirmative was supported by Marston '17 and 
Moran '17, and the negative by Bowdoin '17 and 
Lane '17. The decision was awarded to the 

The Bowdoin Union is rapidly nearing comple- 
tion and the prospects are bright for the opening 
in January. Soon after the close of the Christ- 
mas vacation, the Board of Governors will be 
elected. This board will consist of two Seniors, 
two Juniors and a Sophomore, elected by the 
student body, and two faculty members chosen by 
the Student Council. A lively housewarming 
will be held soon after the selection of the Board 
of Governors. 

Each of the individual contributions to the No- 
vember Quill exhibits a worthy aim and com- 
mendable ingenuity. The Fallen Forest makes 
perhaps the most definite impression, The Song 
of Songs the least ; but each composition has and 
in a measure makes a point. If Yearning, 
Formless, Vain ! exhibits the least and the least 
effective ingenuity, the intrinsic vagueness of its 
theme may be pleaded in extenuation of the fail- 
ure. All in all, if the students of Bowdoin may 
be judged by the Quill, thinking, conceiving, and 
remaining alert and hospitable to non-curricular 
impressions are virtues practiced at the College. 
But suggestions as to improvement are most 
clearly in order from a reviewer. The Fallen 
Forest, to take the contributions in order, makes 
too swift and violent a descent from ruin and 
murder to pleasant hearthfires ; it too blandly par- 
dons the woodman for not sparing the tree. The 
point of view is first philosophic, then, abruptly, 
economic. The transition is possible, to be sure, 
but it is not a sonnet-like transition such as the 
writer's space allowance requires. In the verses 
there are also defects like the unanalyzable open- 

ing sentence, the confusion of pronouns in the 
lines about "Cascas," and the anatomical and do- 
mestic monstrosity of a "home" with several 
"hearts;" these are more than typographical er- 
rors. Of a more venial nature is the obscurity of 
two statements which become thoroughly expres- 
sive when punctuated as one: — 

"Beauty and strength 
That found its source in Nature's freest gifts — 
The sun, the rain, and breath of halcyon days. 
The voice and sweeping anger of the storm — 
By man is ruined, who is lord of all." 
Throughout the stanzas, however, there is a viv- 
idness to the thought and a melody to the lines 
which makes quoting them a pleasure. The 
writer should find the sonnet form worth at- 

In Marie or the Dog, clever and circumstantial 
as it is, an unnecessary amount of machinery is 
provided. Not only is the "hack-writer" device 
superfluous (and incredible!), but Jim Montague 
does not justify his existence. His intrusion pro- 
duces the grotesque result of having the story 
proper retailed to us at third hand : the dog inci- 
dent has to be related by Ben to Charley, by 
Charley to Jim, and by Jim to the reader ! 

O Yearning. Formless, Vain! exhibits the fatal 
effect of an inspiration consisting of one line. 
That first line, repeating the title, is panoramic. 
But, alas, the difficulty of developing the idea ! 
Thought, words and meter, while fairly well ad- 
justed in the first stanza, produce obscurity in the 
second, and incomprehensibility in the third. 
Surely the purposes of art are not served by mak- 
ing the poem an illustration rather than an ex- 
pression of its theme. Notwithstanding, how- 
ever, the ineffectiveness of the entire composition, 
that first line lingers on the ear; perhaps it should 
have been laid away in the dark for a season. 

College Poetry and Poets is welcome as an at- 
tempt to explain rationally and thoroughly a baf- 
fling reality. It displays concentrated thinking 
and skill in organization. Its chief need is that 
of pruning. "The reason for this lack of interest 
can be assigned to various causes" and "In the 
view of the foregoing discussion, the prime de- 
fects of college poetry seem to lie, etc.," though 
excusable in a first draft, carry too much dead 
wood for a final one. 

The Translation of Horace's Ode to Pyrrha is 
sadly marred by the omission of three interroga- 
tion marks, two in the first stanza and one in the 
third ; by the barbaric "will't" ; by the slangy 
"true blue" and the prosaic "have done my 
share." Correctly punctuated the first stanza is 
excellent. The remaining stanzas, except for one 
or two lines, leave much to be desired. 



The compression and swiftness of The Song 
of Songs are its most praiseworthy features; be- 
ginning, middle, and end are all contrived to 
heighten the effect of the catastrophe. But the 
tale is hardly a worthy revival of a worn theme. 
As to the musical motif, however, with the sheaf 
of coincidences which it must bind together: 
Surely a valuable effect was lost by not having 
the drunkard's very entrance heralded by at 
least a strain of the Prelude Religieuse. The de- 
vice is simple, it would have occasioned no alarm; 
moreover, by this means the note of the narrative 
might have been struck more promptly. — Better 
twenty Rovers mad with shaving soap than this 
method of providing unity and stirring emotion. 
Beside it, mere errors like "confident" (= "confi- 
dant") and "let me alone officer," are calming to 

What finally is the significance of these various 
criticisms ? Is it not that in expressing his happy 
inspiration each workman has faltered? In small 
matters and in larger ones, each has constructed 
less well than he knew, less well than he will con- 
struct again. The November Quill is the work of 
"apprentices" in "the greatest of arts, the art of 
literature," as the author of College Poetry and 
Poets says. And writing and publishing carried 
on in the spirit of the final paragraph of his es- 
say, in the spirit of the contributors to this issue, 
cannot be misdirected. The criticisms may all be 
summarized in terms of the tempting line already 
referred to : — Yearning, formless, vain ? Yes ; 
yes and no ; and no ! W. H. D. 


The report of the advisory committee of uni- 
versity presidents on the summer military in- 
struction camps for students commends them 
highly. President Drinker of Lehigh states that, 
as president of the National Reserve Corps, he 
will be glad to give any further information in 
regard to these camps to students thinking of at- 
tending them next summer. 

Advisory Committee Report 

November 17, 1915. 

These camps have now been in operation for 
three successive summers. In their growth and 
admirable management during the past two sum- 
mers of 1914 and 1915, they have more than ful- 
filled the expectations of those endorsing them, 
based on the first year's experience in the sum- 
mer of 1913. The camps of 1913 and 1914 were 
held before the breaking out of the great war 
abroad, which has brought into greater promi- 
nence than before their value to the nation. 

We repeat the hearty endorsement given in our 
reports on the camps held in 1913 and 1914. This 
year they were visited by a number of the mem- 
bers of our committee, and the committee as a 
whole has given attention and thought to their 
educational usefulness in the summer season. 

The students attending are under careful over- 
sight. The excellence of food, sanitation and 
medical care has been well maintained. The 
students have an ideal five weeks outing, pleas- 
ureable and beneficial to them; and the instruc- 
tion, drill, cavalry exercises, field manoeuvres, 
field surveying and field work generally, give 
them in the continuous five weeks training an 
insight into military matters. They are, in addi- 
tion to this regular work, given ample time for 
recreation and rest. 

We commend the camps to the authorities and 
students of the universities and colleges of the 
country. We believe that the training and in- 
struction which the students attending receive 
not only emphasize the dangers and losses of 
wars lightly and unpreparedly entered into, but 
we also believe that the training given is excel- 
lent, and a great benefit, mental and physical, to- 
the students attending. 

President John G. Hibben, Chairman, 

Princeton University. 
President A. Lawrence Lowell, 

Harvard University. 
President Arthur Twining Hadley, 

Yale University. 
President John H. Finley, 

University of the State of New York, 
and Commissioner of Education. 
President H. B. Hutchins, 

University of Michigan. 
President George H. Denny, 

University of Alabama. 
Superintendent E. W. Nichols^ 

Virginia Military Institute. 
President Benjamin Ide Wheeler, 

University of California. 
President J. G. Schurman, 

Cornell University. 
President Edmund J. James, 

University of Illinois. 
Chancellor J. H. Kirkland, 

Vanderbilt University. 
President A. C. Humphreys, 

Stevens Institute of Technology. 
President H. A. Garfield, 

Williams College. 
President Henry Sturgis Drinker, 

Lehigh University. 




Published every Tuesday of the Collegiate year by 
The Bowdoin PcBLisHiffO Company 
IN THE Interests of the Students of 



DwiGHT H. Sayward, 1916, 
Donald W. Philerick, 1917, 
J. Glenwood Winter, 1916, 


Managing Editor 

Alumni Editor 

Bela W. Norton, 1918, The Other Colleges 

Whitney Coombs, 1918, With The Faculty 

Robert G. Albion, 1918, On The Campus 

Edward C. Hawes, 1916 
William S. Cormack, 191 7 
Frank E. Noyes, 1917 
Gerald S. Joyce, 1918 
Franklin D. MacCormick, 1918 

Contributions are requested from all undergraduates 
alumni and faculty. No anonymous contributions can 
be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions should be 
addressed to the Business Manager of the Bowdoin Pub- 
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Single copies, 10 cents. 


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Business Manager 
Assistant Manager 

Entered at Post-Office at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter 

Vol. XLV. DECEMBER 21, 191 5 No. 23 

A Permanent .iVlanager 

The problem of managers for athletic teams is 
a vital one. The only test to which a manager is 
put is a few months of physical work during the 
early part of his course. He is then elected as- 
sistant manager and eventually manager. No 
mental test is required. The manager may have 
unlimited ability or he may be unusually slow- 

The proposal of a permanent manager, prefer- 
ably a graduate manager, has always been turned 
down with scant consideration because it is felt 
that Bowdoin cannot afford the salary a graduate 
manager could demand. But if the time ever 
does come when we can afford to pay a graduate 
to manager the financial side of our games, to ar- 
range the schedules and make preparations for 

home games, we should not hesitate to employ 
him. Under the present system, each sport is un- 
der a new man each year. His mistakes may eas- 
ily be repeated by his successor; and they often 
are. The fault is not solely that of the managers, 
but of the system. They simply lack the business 
and technical training. We think that nobody 
would be quicker to recommend a permanent 
manager than those who have themselves man- 
aged teams in years past. 

College vs Fraternity Dances at Christmas 

A debating class has recently argued upon the 
merits of a college dance at Christmas over 
dances in the various fraternity houses. We be- 
lieve that the fraternity dances at this time should 
be merged in one college dance. During the foot- 
ball season we held forth at length upon the de- 
sirability of a college dance at Christmas rather 
than after the Maine game, because the dance 
prevented a good opportunity to interest sub- 
Freshmen in Bowdoin. The logical time for a 
college dance, if we are to have one during the 
fall, is at Christmas. The dance interferes with 
nothing except the routine college work, and fra- 
ternity dances do that. Let the college dance be 
at Christmas. If the fraternities want dances, 
they can have them at Thanksgiving. 

The Flood 

The present flooded condition of the campus is 
but mild prophecy of inundations to come. The 
draining system is insufficient to carry off melt- 
ing snow and ice, even at this time, and when 
spring comes we will again be forced to sit in the 
drafts of Adams and Memorial trying in vain to 
keep back the snuffles that come with wet feet 
and consequent colds. Why doesn't the college 
invest in a set of board walks to bridge the deep- 
est channels? The cost would not be exorbitant 
and the services of a pontifex maximus would 
not be required. That George Rogers Clark and 
his backwoodsmen waded through icy waters up 
to their middles is no proof that wet leather is 
conducive to regular attendance at chapel. The 
idea that the student is a healthy young animal 
immune to discomfort cannot be established as 
fact by the most elaborate syllogism. 


The next issue of the Orient, which will ap- 
pear January 11, will be a special alumni issue, 
double size. A committee of the faculty are co- 
operating with the Board to produce a number of 
interest to the many alumni who do not see the 



Orient regularly, and brief reviews will be 
given of the athletic situation the past year, 
fraternity and social affairs, and the condition of 
the college in finances and buildings. This num- 
ber is to be sent to every living alumnus of the 

Dr. Lucien Howe '70 of Buffalo, N. Y., has 
published in pamphlet form an article entitled 
^'A Brief for Military Education in Our Schools 
and Colleges." This article originally appeared 
in the Journal of the Military Service Institution. 
Dr. Howe is a member of the Royal College of 
Surgeons of England, fellow of the Royal Medi- 
■-cal Society, and is professor emeritus of Ophthal- 
mology at the University of Buffalo. His article 
is interesting and is brief and to the point. 

He says in substance : Military education 
would develop the individual better than our 
present educative system does. The present sys- 
tem is conducive to spinal curvature, near-sight- 
edness and many communicable diseases. Mili- 
tary education tends to remedy physical weak- 
nesses and gives instruction concerning preven- 
tion of disease. We should proceed by obtaining 
Ihe co-operation of leaders among the educated 
public, by teaching the teachers, by establishing 
a more thorough medical supervision over our 
schools and by encouraging out-door life. The 
government military camps for college men con- 
stitute a valuable form of out-door life and give 
physical and mental training. Military education 
in general fosters physical training, ambition, 
self-control, obedience to authority, self-sacrifice, 
good manners and efficiency. Military education 
would provide the country in time of war with an 
army of trained men, at the rate of about 400,000 
men a year. 


Report of Manager of the Bowdoin Publishing 
Company for year 1914-1915. 

Balance from last manager $ 6 28 

Orient advertisements 808 75 

Orient subscriptions 514 92 

Ivy Committee for Ivy Orient 20 00 

Sale of Orients I4 55 

Bowdoin College, 50 Orients So 00 

From 1912-1913 Management 39 20 

A. S. B. C 30O 00 

Quill advertisements 152 90 

'Quill subscriptions 104 55 

Total receipts $2,011 15 


33 Orients and extras $1,034 75 

Stamps and mailings 64 54 

Printing 40 50 

Salary to A. E. Gray 50 00 

Photos to Orient '14 and '15 Board. . 39 00 

To balance to A. E. Gray 18 00 

Bugle cut, Orient 4 00 

D. H. Sayward, expenses 5 68 

P. F. Crane, expenses 608 

H. H. Foster, expenses 6 85 

C. H. Crosby, expenses 400 

Manager, expenses 5 00 

Supplies 6 07 

Nine Quills and extras 36097 

Mailing Quill and stamps 11 07 

Quill Board photos 9 60 

Printing for Quill 425 

Bugle cut. Quill 4 OO 

Balance to A. E. Gray 4 00 

Miscellaneous, Quill 2 57 

Miscellaneous, Orient 5 00 

Total expenditures $1,685 93 

Cash on hand 325 22 

Balance $2,oiI 15 

Assets of the Company 

Cash on hand $ 325 22 

Uncollected Orient advertisements. . 140 82 

Uncollected Orient subscriptions.... 178 00 

Uncollected Quill advertisements.... 37 50 

Uncollected Quill subscriptions 2200 

Total assets $ 703 54 


Salary of Manager $ 50 00 

Assets over liabilities 653 54 

$ 703 54 

Cash $ 325 22 

Manager's salary 50 00 

Net profits of the year 1914-1915... $ 275 22 
Respectfully submitted, 

Philip W. Porritt, 
Manager Bowdoin Publishing Co. 
Audited April 15, 191 5. 
W. B. Mitchell, ■! 

Faculty Auditor. "'' 

The following article by Dr. Henry Louis 
Smith, President of Washington and Lee Univer^ 
sity, is taken from the New York Times: 
To parents endeavoring to find out whether 



their sons are "old enough" to go to college and 
"ready" for college work, a few suggestions born 
of long experience may be helpful. 

First: A boy is "old enough" to go to college 
when he is mature enough to control his own 
actions and spend wisely his own money. Ordi- 
narily this age is reached at about i8, sometimes 
at 17, not often earlier than the latter age, and 
frequently not till the young man is 20 or 21. A 
boy who must be "made" to go to bed and to get 
up in time for breakfast, "made" to go to school 
each morning and to prepare his lessons each 
evening, and who cannot be trusted to spend his 
own pocket money, is not "old enough" to go to 
college, whatever may be his age, height, weight, 
and company manners. 

Second: A boy is "ready" to undertake the 
difficulty of college studies when he has learned 
to study his daily lessons resolutely without any 
compulsion and has successfully completed a good 
high school course consisting of four years of 
study after finishing the regular lower grammar 
or graded school. 

Of course, a boy of unusual ability, maturity, 
and resolute determination, who cannot have ac- 
cess to a four year high school, might wisely go 
on to college and enter the race with inadequate 
preparation. Difficulties to such men are a stim- 
ulus rather than a discouragement. But the ordi- 
nary high school student has no conception of the 
difficulty of college courses. His attempt to 
"save" a year may involve a vain and hopeless 
effort to keep up, then the despairing relinquish- 
ment of further useless labor, and the idleness 
which is so often the open gateway to moral de- 

Thorough preparation makes university study 
congenial, successful, and inspirational; allows 
leisure for athletics, social life, and outside liter- 
ary work, and gives that sureness and self confi- 
dence so necessary to success in life. When to 
intellectual preparation are added vigorous 
health, correct habits, and a strong personality, a 
young man's success in his college course is prac- 
tically assured. 

Y. M. C. A. NOTES 

Ten members were present at the meeting of 
the Y. M. C. A. Cabinet at the Deke House. 
Campbell '16 reported that 99 Freshmen have 
signed membership cards. This is over 80 per 
cent, of the total number of new men. 

A new plan of meetings will be inaugurated 
with the new year. There will be no student- 
led meetings this year. Instead, there is to be a 
series of from five to seven meetings at the 
houses of various professors, between Jan. 9 and 

March 23. Professors Elliott, McClean and 
Langley, with Dr. Goodrich of the First Parish 
Church, will conduct the classes this year. There 
will be no discussion groups, but two hours prep- 
aration will be required as in other college 

The committee for investigating the Hiwale 
Mission recommended a change in the policy of 
the Y. M. C. A. mission work. Instead of con- 
fining itself to one cause, the Y. M. C. A. will 
probably start a cycle of missions, supporting one 
cause each year. This cycle will be made up of 
such missions as an American Hospital in France, 
Polish Relief, Dr. Grenfell's Mission in Labra- 
dor, and the Hiwale Mission in India. 

Last Tuesday night a number of college fel- 
lows went to Pejepscot Mills to organize a boys' 
club. An entertainment was given, consisting of 
an instrumental trio, vocal quartet and Charlie. 
Chaplin stunts. The proposed club will embody 
ideas from the Boy Scouts and the Knights of 
King Arthur. 

There will be a Christmas tree at Pejepscot 
Mills this (Tuesday) afternoon, in charge of 
Chapman '17. Yesterday afternoon a tree was 
given for the school children of Maquoit. 

Cl)e Dtljer Colleges 

Students of 123 universities and colleges in the 
United States are under the "honor system," ac- 
cording to a bulletin just issued by the United 
States Bureau of Education. Of these, 37 per 
cent, are situated east of the Mississippi and 
south of Mason and Dixon's line ; 4 per cent, are 
in New England, only 6j^ per cent, are for 
women, while 653^ per cent, are co-educational. 

Of the many colleges which claim to have 
started the honor system, Virginia has been al- 
most universally credited as the originator, but 
William and Mary College is declared to have 
had a form of honor system in 1779. The honor 
of establishing the system has also been claimed 
by the University of South Carolina. Of the 
larger universities, Princeton, Yale, Cornell and 
Washington and Lee have adopted the system. 
Theological seminaries and certain military 
schools are cited as institutions where peculiar 
conditions militate against the adoption of the 
honor system. Those aspiring for the priesthood 
are of such good character that they do not re- 
quire the honor system. Furthermore, a breach 
of honor in a military institution is considered so 
serious that the honor system is not needed. 
Brown University, Trinity, Vassar and Ohio Un- 
iversity frankly oppose the system. 



Coach Murphy of Northwestern University 
introduced an innovation by directing his football 
team by telephone. He was barred from the 
coaching lines by the new western conference 
rules, so he directed the movements of the squad 
from a high seat in the grandstand. 

Plans for the formation of a company of heavy 
artillery among Yale undergraduates and men in 
the graduate department, have been announced as 
a part of the plan for national preparedness. The . 
battery will be recruited to 138 men, and army 
officers will be detailed to drill the men. The 
university will contribute $30,000 towards pro- 
viding barracks, and the Connecticut National 
Guard will furnish guns, equipment and mounts 
to the value of $135,000. 

Columbia recently received the smallest gift 
ever received by a college and also the largest 
individual gift ever made to the University. The 
first gift was the amount of two dollars, given by 
a former student, and the other, one of several 
millions, is the bequest of Mr. A. Eno. The lat- 
ter bequest is being contested by relatives of the 

Michigan Agricultural players are said to have 
brought something new into football. The face- 
tious say that they wear corsets, but the players 
call them form-fits. They are worn by the backs 
and ends, both for protection and as an aid to 
shake off tacklers. 

A Riefler clock, the most accurate timepiece 
known to science, has been imported from Mu- 
nich, Germany, by the University of California. 
The clock is sealed in two air-tight cylinders and 
it registers the hour to the one-hundredth part of 
a second. 

A girls' barber shop is the latest innovation at 
Northwestern University. It is conducted by 
four girls and is immensely popular with the 
gentlemen of the institution. The purpose is to 
secure funds for a woman's building with a gym- 

Brown's experiment with denatured fraternity 
rushing has been attended with disastrous re- 
sults. An agreement which was designed to do 
away with the evils attendant upon pledging men 
before they had an opportunity to become 
acquainted did that and something more. It gave 
to some fraternities twice as many new members 
as they really wanted and to other fraternities no 
members at all. Nobody is satisfied with the ar- 
rangement, and some radical change will have to 
be made. 

In accordance with a recent ruling at New 
Hampshire State College, students presenting a 
diploma showing that they have completed a four 
years' high school course, will be admitted with- 

out further certification or examination. This 
change, it is believed, will greatly increase the 
number of college men and women in the state, 
and it is but a step to make the whole state school 
system from primary grade to the college at the 
disposition of the average boy and girl. 


At least three Bowdoin men have been engaged 
in the present European war, while a fourth, 
Frank A. Smith '12, has, as announced in last 
week's Orient, received an appointment in the 
Harvard unit for service in the medical corps of 
France, and sailed Nov. 17. 

Everett Birney Stackpole '00 has been in the 
hottest part of the fighting. He enlisted in the 
Princess Patricia regiment, which was practically 
annihilated in the fighting in Flanders. He was 
wounded and lay some time in the hospital but 
has now returned to the trenches in France. Dur- 
ing his undergraduate course here Stackpole was 
a debater and was awarded Phi Beta Kappa hon- 
ors. After graduation he studied law at Harvard 
and Columbia and later practiced in Seattle, 
Wash. He was born in Lisbon, Maine. 

Murray Cushing Donnell '08 is now an officer 
in the English army and is in the trenches in 
France. His home is in Houlton and he secured 
an officer's commission in a Canadian regiment. 
After graduation he studied law at the University 
of Michigan, and practiced at Atlanta, Ga. 

The third who has seen actual service is 
Samuel Horton Colton, Jr., ex-'ij, of Worcester, 
Mass. Colton left college in February and for 
eight months has been an ambulance driver in 
France. He is well known to the present under- 
graduate body. 

MJitI) tfie JFacuItp 

Dr. Whittier will present the annual report of 
the New England Colleges at the meeting of the 
National Intercollegiate Athletic Association in 
New York City, Dec. 28. 

On Dec. 29, in New York, Dr. Whittier is to 
read a paper entitled "Limitations of the Work 
of the College Gymnasium Director," before the 
American Society of College Gymnasium Direc- 

i>n t|)e Campus 

The meeting of the Classical Club has been 
postponed to Jan. 6. 

It is reported in the newspapers that Colby 
faces a deficit of over $1100 in track athletics for 
the past year. 


The classes in English for foreigners are pro- 
gressing well. Twer classes are held each week 
and about forty mill-hands are attending regu- 

The usual probation penalty is again inflicted 
for cuts two days before or after the Christmas 
recess. Applications for extra time must be 
made to the Dean in writing. 


22. Zeta Psi Dance. 
Delta Upsilon Dance. 
Kappa Sigma Dance. 
Beta Theta Pi Dance. 

23. Christmas Vacation Begins, 4.30 p. m. 

4. Christmas Vacation Ends, 8.20 a. m. 
6. Classical Club Meeting. 

Anyhow, the chap with an extremely long nose 
always has something to look forward to. 

— Hillsdale Collegian 
Seen in the want column of a country paper: 
Ranted — Two live ones to sell our coffins. No 
dead ones need apply. 

— Drape Delphic 
De Auber — ^I painted a group of young ladies 
and the picture was so lifelike that the men pass- 
ing it, tipped their hats. 

De Brush — That's nothing. I painted a picture 
of a hen and threw it in the waste basket and it 
laid there. 

— Exchange 

Its Sort 
"Military courtship must be trying." 
"Naturally. It is a sort of court martial." 

— Exchange 
"What is the technical name for snoring?" 
"I bite." 
"Sheet music." 

— Exchange 

Retaliation — ^A singer who recently passed 
an evening at the house of a lady stayed late. 
As he rose to go the hostess said : 

"Pray, don't go yet, Mr. Basso; I want you to 
sing something for me." 

"Oh, you must excuse me tonight; it is very 
late, and I should disturb the neighbors." 

"Never mind the neighbors," answered the 
lady, quickly, "they poisoned our dog yesterday." 


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NO. 24 


What are Bowdoin men doing today that is of 
special interest to their fellow Bowdoin men and 
to the world at large? Who among them are 
more especially in the public eye at this time than 
their fellows? To each of us, when such ques- 
tions are asked, there are names that spring to 
the mind and to the lips ; for today, as for more 
than a century past, Bowdoin men in large num- 
bers are doing things worth while in the world. 
No brief article like this, however, can give any 
adequate summary of these men. I can merely 
mention a few of them, the few that occur first 
to the writer, with the frank acknowledgment 
that as many others or more, are fully as prom- 
inently in the public eye at this time, and that 
many more are unquestionably doing things 
equally worth while, even if less prominently be- 
fore the public. 

First, perhaps because he is farthest away, we 
may name Donald B. MacMillan '98, leader of 
the Crocker Land expedition that set out for the 
far North in July, 1913. Late news by way of 
Iceland and Denmark make it plain that he and 
his party — which includes Dr. H. J. Hunt '02, 
who was captain of both football and track teams 
in his senior year — must remain in the Arctic re- 
gion at least a year longer. The relief ship that 
went northward last summer was shut in by the 
ice far south of the headquarters of the party at 
Etah. Happily, however, there is no reason to 
fear for the safety of the party. 

Three of the six men who represent Maine in 
Congress at this session, perhaps the most mo- 
mentous session since the Civil War, are Bow- 
doin graduates, Senator Charles F. Johnson '79, 
one of the trustees of the college, and Represen- 
tatives Daniel J. McGillicuddy '81 of Lewiston 
and John A. Peters '85 of Ellsworth. Nor is 
there reason to doubt that there will be any lack 
of Bowdoin graduates among the public men of 
Maine and of the country in the near future. 

There are two Bowdoin men among those who 
are engaged in the contest for the Republican 
nomination at the state primaries next June — 
Hon. George E. Weeks '82 of Fairfield, a former 
speaker of the house of representatives, and Hon. 
Edward W. Wheeler er-'pS of Brunswick, a for- 

mer member of the state senate and of the ex- 
ecutive council. Both these gentlemen are emi- 
nent members of the Maine bar, and nobody 
questions the fitness of either for the position he 

In the recent exciting municipal election in 
Portland, Bowdoin men figured prominently — as 
is fitting in a city where from fifty to seventy- 
five graduates of the college are in regular at- 
tendance at the monthly dinners. The retiring 
mayor, William M. Ingraham '95, was a candi- 
date for re-election, and his failure to win it was 
in no way a reflection upon him personally or 
officially, but the result of a political overturn 
that was inevitable at this time. Before he was 
mayor, Mr. Ingraham served with distinction for 
eight years as judge of probate for Cumberland 
county. To fill a vacancy in that office the gov- 
ernor has just appointed Robert M. Pennell '09, 
who has practised law in Portland since his 
graduation from the Harvard Law School. John 
J. Devine '11 is serving as assistant county at- 
torney for Cumberland. In the municipal elec- 
tion, the chairman of the Republican city com- 
mittee, that is, the organizer and leader of the 
winning forces, was Harry C. Wilber '94; and 
Guy H. Sturgis '98, the Cumberland county 
member of the Republican state committee, was 
a prominent factor in the result. 

In the Second Maine congressional district, 
where there promises to be an unusually lively 
contest next summer, perhaps the most prominent 
aspirant for the Republican nomination is Ed- 
ward C. Plummer '87 of Bath. But in this con- 
nection it will be well to keep an eye on Lewis- 
ton's municipal election next March. If Wallace 
H. White, Jr., '99 becomes the mayor of Lewis- 
ton at that time, as many good political prophets 
tell us, he is likely to be a very prominent factor 
in the congressional fight. And either Mr. Plum- 
mer or Mr. White would be a credit to Bowdoin 
in Washington. 

Augusta has a Bowdoin man for mayor, Blaine 
S. Viles '03, former state forest commissioner. 
In fact, it was bound to elect a Bowdoin man in 
any case, for the worthy opponent of Mr. Viles 
at the polls last spring was his classmate, Niles 


L. Perkins, former city treasurer of Augusta. 
Since then Mr. Perkins has been named to fill a 
position of high responsibility at the National 
Home at Togus. Among the Bowdoin men who 
are helping Mayor Viles run Augusta affairs are 
Walter M. Sanborn '04, an alderman, Burleigh 
Martin '11, city clerk, and several members of 
the school board. At the session of the Maine 
legislature last winter the floor leader of the ma- 
jority party in the house of representatives was 
Leonard A. Pierce '05 of Houlton, whom all 
name as one likely to go far in public life; and 
about a dozen Bowdoin graduates were members 
of the two branches. During the winter the gov- 
ernor appointed Rev. Henry E. Dunnack '97, 
state librarian, and John A. Morrill '76 of Au- 
burn was again given the responsible task of re- 
vising the public laws of the state. 

To step from the Maine political field, though 
the list of those who might well be mentioned in 
that connection is far from exhausted, we may 
touch briefly on a group of young alumni who are 
coming to the front in the financial and profes- 
sional life of New York City — a group well cal- 
culated to take the places of the leaders that 
Bowdoin has long had there. Perhaps most 
prominent among them is Harvey D. Gibson '02, 
whose rapid rise to the vice-presidency of the 
great Liberty National Bank makes him one of 
the most conspicuous figures among the younger 
men in the financial world. As suggesting his 
standing it may be mentioned that the bankers of 
New York selected him to go to Europe on the 
battleship Tennessee in 1914, in charge of the 
disbursement of the $5,000,000 that the govern- 
ment appropriated for the relief of the American 
war refugees. He is a director and the treasurer 
of the newly formed Wright Aeroplane Com- 
pany. Then there is Harrison K. McCann, also 
of '02, now the head of the advertising company 
that bears his name, at 61 Broadway, one of the 
largest advertising agencies in the country. He 
has offices in all the leading cities, and among the 
numerous Bowdoin men associated with him are 
L. L. Cleves '99 and Harrison Atwood '09. 

There is Philip O. Coffin '03 — did Bowdoin 
ever have a harder fighting fullback? — who has 
risen to the important position of general auditor 
of the New York Telephone Company. In a sub- 
ordinate position he suggested changes that revo- 
lutionized the whole auditing system of this great 
corporation, and that won for him a remarkable 
promotion over many men of long service. The 
young but important bond house of Liggett, 
Hichborn & Company, New York and Boston, 
has Harold S. Hichborn '07 as its treasurer, and 

Alden S. Hichborn '11, in a place of high re- 
sponsibility. Of the many young Bowdoin men 
practising law in New York two come to mind 
with special force, Harry Hill Pierce '96, now of 
the firm of Sullivan & Cromwell, whose work in 
the reorganization of the St. Louis & San Fran- 
cisco railway recently gained him wide recogni- 
tion, and George R. Walker '02, who has gained 
notable success in his profession, particularly in 
connection with the far-reaching enterprises of 
his classmates who were mentioned above. An- 
other Bowdoin man who has stepped to a place 
of power and prominence in the financial world 
is George T. Ordway '96, who recently became 
president of the Federal Utilities, Incorporated. 

Among the hundreds of Bowdoin alumni in 
and around Boston, one of those most prominent- 
ly in the public eye of late has been James L. 
Doherty '89 of Springfield, named as one of the 
trustees to straighten out the tangled affairs of 
the Boston & Maine. He also has the distinction 
— how many other of our graduates have attained 
it ? — of sending two sons to Bowdoin in the same 

In the medical world, though it is hardly fair 
to single out for mention a few among the many 
who are doing notable work, we see Winford H. 
Smith '99, who has recently become the head of 
the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore; Fred H. 
Albee '99, who has won world-wide recognition 
by his work in orthopedic surgery in New York; 
E. G. Abbott '06 of Portland, who, though in a 
smaller field, has won but little less distinction in 
the same line; Louis M. Spear '00, who is chief 
of the medical staff of the new Robert B. Brig- 
ham Hospital of Boston. 

In literature, how proud we have all been the 
past year that the authorities have ranked the 
translation of Dante by Professor Henry Johnson 
'74 as one of the great books of our time. And if 
the little book of poems by Isaac Bassett Choate 
'62 is but a modest work it is still a beautiful one. 
wholly in keeping with the life of the beloved 

The allotted space is more than filled, but the 
two score names mentioned, among sons of Bow- 
doin now in the public eye, offer us but a brief 
glimpse of fields where it would be pleasant to 
wander much farther. And since we began with 
an explorer, let us close by mentioning another, 
the chief of those who have made Bowdoin 
known the world over as "the explorers' college." 
Robert E. Peary 'yy is not the kind of American 
to sit down and rest just because he has accom- 
plished the task to which he gave almost a quar- 
ter century of tremendous endeavor. In the 


great movement for an adequate system of na- 
tional defense, his plans and his counsel are com- 
manding the attention of the whole country. 
J. C. M. 


John Eliphaz Chapman was born July 14, 1853, 
at Bethel, Maine. He was graduated from Bow- 
doin in 1877 and later pursued the study of law at 
Harvard. He practiced his profession for a few 
years in Boston, but his love for letters led him 
into literary work and for several years he was 
one of the editors of The Youth's Companion. 
His duties as executor of his partner's estate 
again led him from his chosen work and since 
1897 he has been occupied very largely with the 
management of trust estates. Since the death of 
his brother, Professor Henry Leland Chapman, 
he has spent as much time in Brunswick as his 
business interests would allow. 

Melvin Smith Holway was born May 26, 1861, 
at Augusta, Maine. He received the degree of 
A.B. in 1882 and A.M. in 1885 from Bowdoin, 
and then studied law at Harvard and with Hon. 
William L. Putnam, Bowdoin 1855. Since 1885 
he has practiced his profession at Augusta, where 
he has entered largely into the life of the city, 
serving as city solicitor, alderman, member of the 
school committee, and trustee of the public li- 
brary, as well as being actively interested in 
banking, manufacturing and mercantile corpora- 

William Morrell Emery was born Oct. 2. 1866, 
at Brunswick, Maine. He is a son of Edwin 
Emery, Bowdoin 1861. He was graduated from 
Bowdoin in 1889 with the degree of A.B. and in 
1892 received the degree of A.M. He has al- 
ways been engaged in journalism, first in Lowell 
and later in Providence and New Bedford, and 
since 1900 has been city editor of the Fall River 
Evening News. He has devoted much spare time 
to historical and genealogical writing. 

Philip Greely Clifford was born at Portland, 
Maine, Sept. 11, 1882, and is thus one of the 
youngest Overseers Bowdoin ever had. He was 
graduated from the college in 1903 and studied 
law at Harvard. He has practiced his profession 
in Portland since 1907. 


Philip Weston Meserve, Instructor in Chemis- 
try, was born November 24, 1888, at Portland, 
Maine. He was graduated from Bowdoin, with 
the degree of A.B., in the class of 191 1. His 
graduate work has been pursued at Harvard Uni- 
versity and Johns Hopkins, the degree of A.M. 

being received at Harvard in 1915. He was In- 
structor in Chemistry at Simmons College 1913- 
14; worked at the Hygienic Laboratory during 
the summer of 1913, and published with Dr. Ath- 
erton Seidell a bulletin on the "Determination of 
Small Quantities of Sulphur Dioxide in Air." 

William Edmund Milne, Instructor in Mathe- 
matics, was born January 19, 1890, at Pendleton, 
Oregon. He did his undergraduate work at 
Whitman College, receiving the degree of A.B. 
in 1912. From 1912 to 1915 he was a graduate 
student at Harvard, receiving the degree of A.M. 
in 1913 and Ph.D. in 1915. He is author of a 
"Note on Removable Singularities" in the Bulle- 
tin of the American Mathematical Society. De- 
cember, 1914. He was president of the Sever 
Mathematical Club at Harvard in 1913-14, and 
of the Harvard Mathematical Club, 1914-15. 

Rhys Dafydd Evans, Instructor in Physics, was 
born September 17, 1888 at Athens, Ohio. He re- 
ceived his A.B. from Ohio University in 1909. 
From 1909 to 1914 he was a graduate student and 
assistant at Harvard, and in 1914-15 he was an 
instructor in Physics at Harvard. He is joint 
author, with Professor A. A. Atkinson, of Ohio 
University, of a "Manual of Experimental Phys- 
ics," and with Professor G. W. Pierce, of Har- 
vard University, of an article on the "Electrical 
Properties of Carborundum," which appeared in 
the Proceedings of the American Academy of 
Arts and Sciences, March 1912. He is a member 
of the American Physical Society and of the 
Delta Tau Delta fraternity. 

Thomas Curtis Van Cleve, Instructor in His- 
tory, was born May i, 1888, at Maiden, Missouri. 
He received his A.B. from the University of Mis- 
souri in 191 1 and his A.M. in 1912. He was as- 
sistant in History at the University of Missouri 
in 1911-12 and instructor in History in 1912-13; 
from 1913 to 1915 he was assistant in History at 
the University of Wisconsin. 


The chapel services Sunday, Dec. 19, were con- 
ducted by Rev. Charles R. Brown, D.D., Dean of 
the Yale School of Religion. Dr. Brown selected 
as his text, the parable of the Pharisee and the 
Publican. To the former was likened the self- 
satisfied man who never gets beyond his own 
soul. A penitent man, who realizes his sins and 
seeks forgiveness from the Lord, is a Publican. 
In the prayer, "God, forgive me, a sinner !" are 
embraced the four fundamentals of the Christian 
religion : "God" — the author of religion ; "me" — 
the subject of religion ; "sin" — the source of 
moral religion ; and "mercy" — the cause of divine 



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Vol. XLV. JANUARY 11, 1916 No. 24 

The Alumni Orient 

The Orient plans to publish each year at least 
two special alumni numbers. To assist in editing 
these for the present year three faculty members 
have been appointed, who, having been associated 
with the college for a longer time than any un- 
dergraduates, are better acquainted with the 
names and achievements of the alumni. The first 
two special numbers will be sent to all graduates 
of the college free of charge, but it is hoped that 
because of this new feature next year's list of 
alumni subscribers will be greatly lengthened. 

That a college consists of more than campus 
and buildings, more than boards and faculty, 
more than the student body, is a fact which we 
all know, and of which we are fully aware at 

Commencement dinners and similar celebrations, 
but which we are sometimes likely to forget in 
thinking of the active work of the college. In 
estimating the power and efficiency of Bowdoin 
or in moulding its policies, no one must for a mo- 
ment forget that there are more than 2000 alumni, 
many of whom are prominent in the communities 
in which they live and successful in their chosen 
work, who with deep gratitude remember what 
the college has done for them, who rejoice in 
every forward step it takes, who regard with 
pride the high standing it has maintained in the 
college world and the world at large, and who 
deeply desire to see a still better Buwdoin. 

It is the chief purpose of the Orient in issuing 
these special numbers to bring the alumni into 
closer touch with each other and with the college. 
It would give the graduates accurate information 
concerning the work that the college is doing to- 
day, what it is thinking and hoping, and, by re- 
cording the achievements and the opinions of the 
alumni, it would bring to the undergraduates the 
consciousness that they are but a part in a much 
larger whole, that in the race they are running 
they are surrounded by a cloud of witnesses. 

"How can we make the alumni articulate?" is 
a question that was discussed at a recent meeting 
of New England college presidents. The Orient 
through these special numbers, would help Bow- 
doin answer that question. It would serve as a 
mouthpiece for alumni as well as undergraduates. 
If any alumnus has fault to find with the college, 
with the curriculum, with the faculty or their 
methods of teaching, with the requirements or the 
methods of admission, with any branch of our 
athletics, with the social or religious life of the 
college, or has any word of praise to give, or ad- 
vice to offer, the Orient — particularly in the 
special issues which reach a large number of the 
alumni — would welcome to its columns whatever 
that graduate has to say in criticism or warning 
or encouragement. It iDelieves that by so doing 
it can serve the best interests of the college. 

There seems to be a growing need for a new 
dormitory. At present of our 400 students, about 
140 live in chapter houses, 180 in dormitories and 
about 80 are not in residence : of these last, 49 live 
in private houses not connected with the college, 
18 live at home, and 10 live out of town. This 
year there has been practically no empty space 
in the dormitories. Some of the men indeed who 
are now rooming off the campus, prefer for va- 
rious reasons their present quarters; but a large 
number of freshmen could not this year have 



found provision in the dormitories had they de- 
sired it. This brings up the question of the new 
dormitory that has long been planned. Probably 
we can get along comfortably for a few years as 
we are; but it will have to be for a very few 
years, for inadequate dormitory provision is sure 
to have a detrimental effect on future classes. In 
fact, we have lost several men in these last few 
years because we have had no modern dormitory. 
Our present halls are clean and decent, conducive 
perhaps to plain living and high thinking; but 
nearly every other college of our standing has 
much better dormitory facilities. In our own 
state of Maine, all of our sister colleges have 
buildings that are more modern and attractive 
than are Maine, Winthrop and Appleton Hall. 

A new dormitory, therefore, is a real need. No 
friend of Bowdoin wishes our students to be lux- 
uriously housed; but a modern building with a 
pleasant living room and adequate bathing ar- 
rangements would, as soon as it came into being, 
be regarded as such a necessary part of the col- 
lege that we would wonder how we could have 
got along without it. Along with better facilities 
would come higher standards; so that some day 
such care might be taken of our other dormitories 
by the students, that the college could afford to 
re-equip the old buildings, and make them not 
only adequate, as they are now, but really at- 

Some few years ago a movement was started 
for a freshman dormitory. It was, however, soon 
found that this was not in accordance with Bow- 
doin traditions, and is not necessary or desirable 
in so small a college. But one change in our 
present customs it seems to me is advisable : 
many of us hope that more and more seniors will 
return to the campus for their last year. At 
present 51 seniors live in chapter houses, and 17 
in -the dormitories. For one, I should like to see 
these figures reversed, and an exodus from the 
fraternity houses for the last year take place. If 
a man rooms on the campus his first and last 
years, and spends his sophomore and junior years 
in a chapter house, he will get all the luxury he 
ought to have; he will be properly introduced to 
the college; he will at the end of his course be 
able to make a more real contribution to college 
spirit and college ideals if he lives in the college 
itself, and comes in contact more closely even 
than he does now with the incoming men, and 
passes on to them our traditions. I should not 
wish to see a new dormitory a senior house or a 
freshman house. In my opinion many freshmen 
and some seniors and a few men of other classes 
should room there. I hope that some day, and 
that in the not too distant future, more seniors 

will be found rooming on the campus; and that 
the undergraduates will take the least serious 
years, sophomore and junior, for playing with 
one another in the pleasant comradeship of the 
chapter house. But we cannot expect to have 
much change until we have a new dormitory. 
With better dormitories we should be able to 
meet the few objections that now come from 
parents and friends of incoming freshmen, and 
we should be able to get more of our seniors back 
on the campus. We should have a still better 
Bowdoin. K. C. M. S. 


Most of the alumni and undergraduates of any 
American college wish, genially or savagely, to 
have their college's athletic teams win their 
games. So far, at least, most of us are in accord 
with President Foster's sentiments expressed in 
the November Atlantic in "An Indictment of In- 
tercollegiate Athletics." 

More than ever before, the two elements in the 
success of any college's athletic teams are men 
and money — men of at least latent athletic abil- 
ity, money to pay for their coaching. The sit- 
uation at Bowdoin with regard to these two ele- 
ments of success is this. Our football team this 
fall had the coaching without the men : just two 
or three real "stars," such as most of our rivals 
usually manage to obtain, would have made our 
season more than satisfactory. Our prospects 
for next year, unless we get these "stars," are 
more than dubious. Last year's baseball season 
was rather mysterious: something was wrong 
with both men and coaching, though at the outset 
both elements seemed suitable. Our prospects 
for the coming season look bright : we have some 
new and good men, and, on the money side, a gen- 
erous alumnus has enabled us to secure a better 
and more expensive coach than had previously 
seemed possible. Last year's track season was 
capital: thanks to excellent coaching, men of 
natural athletic ability, though without much pre- 
collegiate experience, gave us what was probab- 
ly the best small college track team in the coun- 
try. Our prospects for the coming season are 
still brighter. But track is never a paying sport : 
our track manager now labors under a six hun- 
dred dollar deficit, and unless some alumni con- 
tribution is made, we shall have to reduce the 
number of relay team trips this year, though last 
year our relay team won all its races and could 
no doubt do the same this year. 

Bowdoin, it must be realized, has special dif- 
ficulties in securing both men and money. On 
the man side — we have no big preparatory school 



"feeders" to send us athletes; athletes have no 
special comforts on board our "Pullman," or 
other, courses ; we are geographically somewhat 
isolated; we have no great athletic reputation 
outside the state to attract athletes and we cer- 
tainly have no financial reputation to pull them 
to Brunswick. On the money side — till the estab- 
lishment of this year's Alumni Football Fund we 
have been dependent upon undergraduate sub- 
scriptions and receipts from games; but home 
games and games outside the state are generally 
played at a financial loss. The result has often 
been deficits, inadequate coaching, poor sched- 
ules and poor teams. 

Good teams with good schedules would not 
only gratify our pride but would also help to 
perpetuate good teams and good schedules. The 
question, then, is how to get started once more 
upon a successful athletic era, how to get the 
men and money necessary to good teams. The 
least expensive — and least effective — way of get- 
ting men is to have the undergraduates find them, 
talk to them, and induce alumni in their vicinity 
to talk to them. This can be done through clubs 
or committees of undergraduates, clubs or com- 
mittees that now exist or may be formed. There 
are several objections to this scheme, primarily 
the fact that able undergraduates already are en- 
gaged in too many extra-curriculum activities, 
secondarily the fact that the matter would not 
long be systematically and adequately handled. 
Another inexpensive way would be through simi- 
lar clubs or committees of alumni: it rests with 
them to determine whether they can find time and 
inclination really to organize and conduct a sys- 
tematic campaign of this sort. If they can not, 
we may choose to consider, at least, the most ex- 
pensive and effective way of getting men : call it 
the "Graduate Manager" plan, this Manager be- 
ing paid and having as one duty that of finding 
men and bringing them to Bowdoin — not by the 
hair of the head or the power of the purse string, 
but by inducing alumni in their neighborhood to 
keep telling them what Bowdoin's merits are. 
He might also supervise athletic schedules and 
expenditures ; with alumni he might get us bet- 
ter schedules than we now have, and he probab- 
ly could save us some money in the management 
of teams. If he were capable of coaching one 
team himself, the plan of course would not be so 

He might act, too, as Alumni Secretary, keep- 
ing the college in touch with the alumni, and su- 
pervising our Press Club. If we secured the 
right Graduate Manager — and it would not be 
easy — this plan for getting men, as well as cer- 
tain other desirable things, would probably be 

effective. Essential to its effectiveness, as to the 
effectiveness of any other plan, would be the in- 
sistently loquacious support of the alumni. If 
Bowdoin alumni would only "talk Bowdoin" as 
they love Bowdoin and endow Bowdoin, our 
problem would be more than half solved. 

Lastly, as to the means of getting the money 
necessary to good teams. The maintenance of the 
present schedules and coaching system of our 
three major sports would cost probably $1500 
more than our receipts from games and from the 
undergraduate Blanket Tax. Were hockey to 
become an intercollegiate sport here, more money 
still would be needed, even though the fencing 
appropriation were to be permanently and entire- 
ly withdrawn : we should want a properly coached 
team, if we had any. If the Blanket Tax ($15) 
were a regular college bill collected by the college 
from all students save those who satisfied a com- 
mittee that they deserved exemption, it would 
bring in perhaps $750 more than it does now. 
This is a step which the Boards and Faculty would 
hesitate to take. The only means, really, of con- 
tinuing our present schedules and coaching sys- 
tem is through regular alumni subscriptions. This 
year the Alumni Football Fund was a success, 
amounting to about $1700, of which $1000 wilt 
be left for next year: good management and the 
fact that the Maine game was played here this 
fall gave us a better season financially than we 
can ordinarily count on having. We need, then, 
for football and the other sports, about $1500 
annually from the alumni. If we adopted the 
Graduate Manager plan, we should probably 
need alumni subscriptions amounting to at least 
$2500 annually, for it seems unlikely that the 
Boards, under present conditions, could pay the 
salary of such a man. One way of raising this 
money is that tried this year in the case of the 
Football Fund. A more common, and apparently 
better, way would be to form an Alumni Athletic 
Association with annual membership tickets, 
costing $2, $5 and $10, say, and entitling the 
member to a vote and to admission to some or all 
of the home and Portland games. 

It is to be hoped that the alumni at their June 
meeting will discuss thoroughly the athletic sit- 
uation and take some action: the Athletic Coun- 
cil, and perhaps the Alumni Council, will have 
some definite proposals to submit. But then and 
meanwhile it must be borne in mind that money 
alone, used as we are willing to use it, will not 
procure good teams: men are needed, and for 
those men the college is chiefly dependent upon 
alumni who are willing, with vigor just short of 
blatancy, to "talk Bowdoin." 

Paul Nixon, Treas. Athletic Council. 




During the fall there are two branches of ath- 
letics to claim the attention of Bowdoin under- 
graduates, — football and cross-country. In Au- 
gtist prospects for a successful football team were 
not good. The 1914 team had been badly beaten 
in most of its contests and the men had shown but 
little knowledge of the game. It was felt by the 
Athletic Council that a more experienced coach, 
especially one who had worked under the suc- 
cessful Haughton system at Harvard, would be 
the most important factor in the development of 
a winning team. The football association could 
not afford the salary such a coach could com- 
mand and a call for subscriptions was sent to 
alumni, who responded generously. Thomas J. 
Campbell, Harvard 1912, who had played half- 
back during his college course, was engaged un- 
der a one-year contract. Lieut. Rodney H. Smith, 
a former football captain at West Point, was en- 
gaged as line coach. John J. Magee was trainer. 
The team was captained by G. W. Leadbetter '16 
and managed by Edward P. Garland '16. 

Practice began Sept. 13, ten days before the 
opening of college. About 20 men responded to 
the call for candidates. Following the Haugh- 
ton driving system under which he had been 
trained, Campbell made the work hard up to the 
eve of the Maine series, the most important 
games on the schedule. The team played eight 
games, winning three and losing five, and scoring 
59 points against 100. The team played well and 
the games it lost were to heavier, faster and more 
experienced teams. 

The games resulted as follows : 

Sept. 25 — Bowdoin 19, New Hampshire State 
o, at Brunswick. 

Oct. 2 — Amherst 6, Bowdoin 0, at Amherst. 

Oct. 9 — Bowdoin 14, Boston College 0, at 

Oct. 16 — Wesleyan 3, Bowdoin o, at Middle- 

Oct. 23 — Colby 34, Bowdoin 6, at Waterville. 

Oct. 30 — Bowdoin 7, Bates o, at Lewiston. 

Nov. 6 — Maine 23, Bowdoin 13, at Brunswick. 

Nov. 13 — Tufts 34, Bowdoin 0, in Portland. 

Early in the season the team was crippled by 
injuries and played the Boston College game with 
only one regular man in the backfield. In the 
last game before the Maine series, Shumway, 
who had been playing regularly at quarterback, 
broke his arm and was unable to play the re- 
mainder of the season. 

Letters were awarded to the following men: 
Captain G. W. Leadbetter '16, G. E. Beal '16, J. 
H. Brewster '16, W. E. Chase, Jr., '16, D. J. Ed- 

wards '16, H. H. Foster '16, J. B. Moulton '16, L. 

D. Pettingill '16, G. R. Stuart '16, H. G. Wood 
'16, B. W. Bartlett'17, B. P. Bradford '17, J.C. 
Oliver '17, F. E. Phillips '17, K. G. Stone '17, G. 
S. Nevens '18, R. H. Peacock '18, and Manager 

E. P. Garland '16. 

The season has emphasized the need of ma- 
terial in the entering classes. The team was well 
coached and well trained, but was outweighed by 
most of its opponents, and most of the opposing 
teams had faster backs and ends. 

To make any predictions for another year 
would be difficult. Much depends upon material in 
the Freshman class. Most of the letter-winners 
graduate, but there are a few in the under classes 
who played in only a few games who may be var- 
sity material another year. S. N. Shumway '17 
has been elected captain for next year and E. H. 
Blanchard '17 has been chosen manager. The 
coach has not yet been picked, but there is a 
strong probability that Campbell will again direct 
the players. 


The cross-country team competed in only one 
race, the Maine intercollegiate, and was forced 
to be content with last place. Cross-country does 
not create the interest that other forms of track 
do, and the number of men out for the team was 
correspondingly small. The material in the 
Freshman class seemed unusually good, and the 
Freshman team defeated Hebron 24 to 31 in good 

The state race was Nov. 5 and resulted as fol- 
lows : Maine 19, Bates 42, Colby 74 and Bowdoin 
75. For Bowdoin Capt. L. Irving '16 finished 
tenth; R. N. Fillmore '17, 14th; H. M. Howard 
'18, 15th; H. P. Mosher '19, i6th; L. C. Wyman 
'19, 20th. P. S. Turner '19, who had been first 
man to finish at trials, was taken sick and was un- 
able to finish the race. D. L. Noyes '19, another 
Freshman who had been doing well, was declared 
ineligible on account of studies and was not al- 
lowed to run. The team was captained by Lau- 
rence Irving '16 and managed by L. H. Marston 
'17. The coach was J. J. Magee. 

For many years Bowdoin hockey enthusiasts 
had to trust to the ice on distant ponds for skat- 
ing, until last year a small rink was built near 
the library to try to meet the demand. Although 
this rink afforded considerable pleasure and 
brought out over forty men in the series of class 
games, it revealed more of the difficulties and 
disadvantages of hockey than of its benefits. The 



low sideboards could not keep the puck in the 
rink and eliminated one of the main features of 
the game, the sideboard play; the rink was too 
small for an open game; and the ice surface was 
seldom smooth. A similar rink, slightly longer 
and with higher boards at the ends, has been built 
this year. 

Earlier in the season, a number of students, 
filled with a desire to play real hockey, organized 
and appointed Irving 'i6 and Bartlett '17 to rep- 
resent them before the Athletic Council in asking 
for a rink at least larger than the minimum re- 
quirements of the Intercollegiate Hockey Asso- 
ciation, with sideboards four feet high, and with 
a smooth ice surface. Although the Council was 
impressed with the value of hockey as an outdoor 
sport when played on a good rink, lack of funds 
prevented any further consideration of the proj- 
ect. The faculty likewise appreciated the stu- 
dents' desire for outdoor winter sport and ex- 
pressed their sympathy with the petition for a 
hockey rink, but lack of funds also prevented any 
faculty assistance beyond the offer of the Delta 
as a location. Under the present blanket tax 
system of raising money there could be no appeal 
to the students for subscriptions : and so the rink 
is to be practically the same as last year. 

Class and fraternity games will be held during 
this winter on the old rink. But those interested 
hope that in another year means will be found to 
provide a rink where hockey can be well played, 
and where many who would otherwise lack out- 
door winter sports may enjoy a good winter game 
in the open air. L. I. 


The relay squad was separated into two di- 
visions last Saturday. The speed runners, who 
will form one group, and the long distance run- 
ner, who will make up the other, are to receive 
somewhat different work. Training tables have 
been started in every house and strict training 
will be in force from now on. 

Coach Magee is working hard to get the men 
into the best condition for the B. A. A. Meet, Feb. 
5, where the competition for the state champion- 
ship will take place. 

The following schedule has been approved by 
the Athletic Council: — 

Feb. 5— B. A. A. at Boston. 

Feb. 19 — R. I. A. A. A. at Providence, Wes- 

Feb. 21 — C. A. C. at Hartford, Worcester Poly- 
technic Institute. 

The social life of the college centers naturally 
enough in the fraternities and clubs. Dances and 
receptions characterize the social activities of the 
fraternities, and informal meetings those of the 

All of the fraternities had dances at Christmas 
and nearly all at Thanksgiving. In addition to 
these, the Student Council, acting for the under- 
giaduates, held a college dance Nov. 6, the night 
of the Bowdoin-Maine game. 

The fraternity initiations were held on Oct. 19. 
The following summary gives the total numbers, 
by delegations, now in fraternities : 

1916 1917 1918 1919 Total 

Alpha Delta Phi 7 6 8 8 29 

Psi Upsilon 9 5 12 7 33 

Delta Kappa Epsilon. 10 12 4 14 40 

Zeta Psi 6 8 9 11 34 

Theta Delta Chi 6 6 11 7 30 

Delta Upsilon 11 9 10 11 41 

Kappa Sigma 9 8 11 12 40 

Beta Theta Pi 7 10 8 8 33 

Beta Chi 4 3 9 4 20 

69 67 82 82 300 
There are also three class societies, the Ibis, a 
senior literary society with five undergraduate 
and five faculty members, and Abraxas and the 
Friars, two junior societies, with 11 members 
each. Other clubs are : the Deutscher Verein, 
composed of the students taking advanced 
courses in German; the Classical Club and the 
Biology Club for those studying the classics and 
biology, respectively; the Monday Night Club, 
composed of varsity football men; the B. B. B. 
Club of the baseball men ; the Track Club of all 
track candidates ; and the Gibbons Club, made up 
of Catholic students. 

The Y. M. C. A. is an undenominational stu- 
dent organization, membership in which is open 
to all students. The object of the Association is 
to create among its members a definite sense of 
responsibility not only for their own characters, 
but also in a friendly and unobtrusive way for 
the characters of the men about them. 

The organization of the Association calls for a 
Cabinet of officers elected from the students, and 
a General Secretary appointed by the faculty. 
Work is carried on through committees which 
meet independently and present reports to the 
Association at its regular Cabinet meetings. Ac- 
tivities are divided into two general groups : work 
by students for students, and work by students 



for non-college interests. In this effort the As- 
sociation aims to take advantage of the fact that 
the tangible appeals more to the student than does 
the intangible, that there is a real satisfaction in 
being able to point to some definite thing accom- 

The work of students for students is of various 
sorts. For incoming men, the Association has a 
bureau of information which is to be located 
hereafter in the Union. Upon the evening of the 
day college opens a reception is held for new 
students, and addresses are made by men prom- 
inent in undergraduate activities. An em- 
ployment bureau which endeavors to make avail- 
able whatever opportunity for self-help the town 
affords, has this year been able to assist between 
thirty and forty men. A tutoring bureau is or- 
ganized for non-fraternity freshmen, and al- 
though during the present year its activities have 
been limited, occasions frequently arise where its 
services are appreciated. A loan library is like- 
wise maintained for needy students. Activities 
on the campus of a definitely religious nature are 
limited to short, well defined courses in Bible and 
Mission study, which are open to all who indi- 
cate a willingness to do a reasonable amount of 
preparatory work. These classes are led for the 
most part by members of the faculty. Finally, 
there are general meetings where students have 
an opportunity to hear and to meet men promi- 
nent in professions and in business. 

For its service off the campus, the Association 
has an equally varied program. It has this year 
sent to Dr. Grenfell's Labrador Hospital Mission 
two barrels of clothing. At the Sunday chapel 
service before Thanksgiving it collected thirty 
dollars for purchasing dinners for nine families 
which showed the generous total of sixty-two 
children. Two Bowdoin men were recently 
walking through one of the nearby villages and 
saw for themselves the desolate and dreary 
houses where numbers of children were fairly 
stuffed into small and most unhealthful cabins. 
A pack of small boys was rounded up for conver- 
sation, and their general wildness and unexpur- 
gated English sent the students back to Bowdoin 
with the demand that the Association do some- 
thing to civilize these forgotten children. There 
is now a boys' club in that village which, like the 
older one at Pejepscot, is built about the ideas of 
the Knights of King Arthur and the Boy Scouts. 

A night school is also carried on by the Asso- 
ciation for men in the mills of Brunswick. 
Thirty-five men are studying English, arithmetic 
and American History with the assistance of 
twenty-five college men for tutors. The town 
has given hearty support by providing a school 

building and books for the continuation of the 
work. Best of all the spirit of social equality has 
given itself full expression in the Christmas cele- 
brations. Men, women and children of all creeds 
and conditions have joined in giving parties to 
the little ones. In the night school a committee 
was made up of three mill men, three college stu- 
dents and a faculty member. The mill men pro- 
vided a hall and a generous share of the funds, 
the students decorated the Christmas tree and 
bought presents for the children, and the whole 
evening was one of interest and happiness. 

The Association occupies a respected position 
among undergraduate interests. Although the 
value of such an organization is not necessarily 
proportional to membership, the present enroll- 
ment is large. The field of opportunity grows 
constantly greater, and the return in accomplish- 
ment an ever-increasing satisfaction. M. E. L. 


The Glee and Mandolin Clubs are planning to 
give about ten concerts during the year. Two 
and possibly three trips are to be made in Maine 
and a longer trip to Massachusetts. 

A new undertaking for the Musical Clubs this 
year is the "pop" concert planned for Portland, 
Feb. II. It will be given in the Exposition Hall 
and the audience will be seated at tables instead 
of in the conventional rows of seats. There is 
ample space between the tables for dancing dur- 
ing the concert. Refreshments will be served. 

D. F. Kelley '16, leader of the Mandolin Club, 
has written a march for the Mandolin Club 
quintette. It has not yet been played in public, 
but those who have heard it at rehearsals are 
much pleased. 

Manager R. S. Fuller '16 has arranged the fol- 
lowing schedule of concerts: Jan. 12, Bangor; 
Jan. 13, Skowhegan ; Jan. 14, Hallowell ; Feb. 8, 
Topsham; Feb. 11, Pop Concert in Portland; Feb. 
18, Damariscotta. Arrangements have not yet 
been completed for the Massachusetts trip, which 
is usually made during the Easter vacation. 

The clubs are made up as follows: 

Glee Club — First basses, W. P. Woodman 
'16, leader, R. S. Fuller '16, L. A. Biggers '17, 
J. L. Scott '18; second basses, U. H. Merrill '16, 
J. Seward '17, G. S. Joyce '18, J. W. Thomas '18, 
soloist; first tenors, V. F. Burnham '16, C. H. 
Crosby '17, E. F. Chase '18, R. S. Turner '19, W. 
E. Hill '19, soloist; second tenors, C. K. Ross 
'17. H. L. Harrington '18, H. T. Piedra '17, K. A. 
Woodman '18. 

Mandolin Club — First mandolins, D. F. Kel- 
ley '16, leader, A. J. Ginty '16, E. R. Little '16, 



E. R. Stratton '16,!). W. True '17, N. L. Hemen- 
way '19; second mandolins, J. L. Baxter '16, V. 
L. Brown '18, J. B. Freese '18, A. H. McQuillan 
'18, L. B. Farrar '19; tenor mandolas, A. F. Head 
'16, M. L. Warren 'i8; mandocellos, J. S. Brack- 
ett '16, M. A. Sutcliffe '17; guitar, L. C. F. Par- 
menter '17; flute, P. B. Sturgis '19; traps, E. C. 
Smith '18; pianist, B. Edwards '19. 



The dramatic instinct, prevalent in all colleges, 
found expression at Bowdoin some years ago in 
plays given occasionally by student companies at 
Brunswick and other towns in the state. But 
this expression of student activity did not become 
an institution of the college until the organization 
of the Bowdoin Dramatic Club, now known as 
"Masque and Gown." 

Incidental to the benefits to be derived by those 
taking part in the performances, the club may be 
said to have two objects : one, to appear each 
season away from home, as opportunity offers; 
the other, to furnish entertainment at the college 
on festal days. In carrying out the latter pur- 
pose the club last year adopted the new plan of 
giving a "skit" at a college rally. The Ivy Day 
and Commencement plays are now a well estab- 
lished part of the program on these occasions. 
The Ivy play is of the light comedy variety and 
is the same as that given by the club during its 
season "on the road." On the other hand the 
club has always given a Shakespearian comedy at 
Commencement. The very high order of per- 
formance that the Masque and Gown has been 
credited with giving is due in great measure to 
the coaching of Mrs. Arthur Brown, and her in- 
terest in the club. 

The club numbers some twenty members whose 
first qualification for admission is successful com- 
petition for parts. Trials for these positions are 
open to all students and the parts are assigned on 
merit, a committee of the faculty acting as 
judges. That the organization is now on a sound 
financial basis is evidence of increasing efficiency 
in management, and growing popularity. It as- 
pires to broaden the scope of its undertakings by 
producing at no distant day a number of short, 
serious plays. 

The present officers of the club are : Erik 
Achorn '17, president; J. P. Stride '17, manager 
and treasurer; G. S. Joyce '18, assistant mana- 
ger; E. O. Colter '18, property man. 

Former members will be interested to know 
that this year the club has adopted an official pin. 

E. A. 

Contributions are requested from all undergraduates 
alumni and faculty. No anonymous contributions can 
be accepted. 

The Editor of the Orient: 

Dear Sir: — Though I am an alumnus of an- 
other college, I have followed with highest ad- 
miration the conduct of athletics at Bowdoin. 
Bowdoin has maintained in her sports a level of 
sanity and honesty quite exceptional at the pres- 
ent day, and if she were not so reserved in re- 
gard to her virtues — if her alumni were as ag- 
gressive and talkative as the alumni of some 
other colleges — she would win public renown for 
these good qualities. Therefore it was with re- 
gret that, in reading an article in The Atlantic 
by President Foster of Reed College on the sub- 
ject of Intercollegiate Athletics, I noticed that it 
was likely to give the unwary reader a wrong 
impression in regard to Bowdoin. The writer 
drew an illustration from Bowdoin, among other 
colleges which were not named, of the undue 
prominence awarded to intercollegiate sport by 
the undergraduate mind. Unfortunately he omit- 
ted to mention that Bowdoin was free from the 
most serious evils discussed in the context, and 
to warn the reader against placing Bowdoin in 
the same category with other colleges which the 
writer was referring to. No doubt, in a com- 
paratively short piece of writing, the author may 
be forgiven for overlooking certain necessary 
qualifications. Perhaps this consideration will 
excuse the shortcomings of the enclosed piece of 
verse, which is the result of my having read a 
certain popular sonnet of Wordsworth's immedi- 
ately after my perusal of President Foster's arti- 
cle. I had in mind particularly his indictment of 
intercollegiate sport as a means of advertising; I 
was impressed also by the fact ihat the i^rofessors 
take part with the students at Reed College in 
intra-mural sports, which (as President Foster 
maintains) show no diminution of college spirit. 

Most meet it is with high uplifted eyes 
To pace the ground, if path there be or none ; 
A sportful region in the distance lies, 
Which we forbear again to look upon ; 
Pleased rather with a soft ideal scene, 
The work of Fancy, or "Atlantic" moan 
Of meditation slipping in between 
The money coming and the money gone ; 
Though boughten toughs desert us, on that day 
Need we break off all commerce with the news? 
With sportive Profs, companions of our way, 
Whate'er the bleachers take or may refuse. 



Our school's internal spirit shall shed her dews 
Of inspiration on the humblest play. 

E. L. T. 

To the Editor of the Orient : 

We take the liberty of expressing our opinion 
concerning the curriculum of our college. We 
are sure this is a subject rarely mentioned by the 
younger Alumni, and seldom considered by the 
students. We feel, however, that the main inter- 
est and attention of the college body, both under- 
graduates and graduates, should be centered upon 
this question of the curriculum, rather than upon 
the more sensational side shows of college life. 

President Hyde's report in the Bulletin outlines 
his plan of giving courses limited to the ablest 
men in the various departments and by this means 
separating the sheep from the goats. This idea, 
which President Hyde labels the "limited train," 
has aroused favorable comment, both within and 
without Bowdoin circles, and since it frees the 
cleverest men from the lock-step of ordinary 
class progress, it is in some ways an excellent 
plan. Yet we do not feel that it is as inclusive 
and thorough-going a reform as is needed. 
Though a "limited train" is a splendid thing, it 
makes all the difference in the world on what 
railroad it is running, and what city is its desti- 
nation. There are certain branches of knowledge 
over which both ordinary and limited trains 
should run; there are other branches which offer 
little benefit for speedy railroad excursions. Un- 
der President Hyde's plan, the courses to which 
these best students are to be admitted are merely 
the same courses which already comprise the cur- 
riculum. The plan then is merely superimposed 
upon the existing curriculum, with whatever 
faults the latter may have. It is our belief that 
this measure, valuable though it is, does not go 
to the root of the matter, and that though it may 
mitigate the faults connected with the curriculum, 
it cannot adequately correct them. 

We wish to offer our suggestions upon the plan 
and organization of the curriculum, or rather 
upon its planlessness and disorganization. Presi- 
dent Hyde in his annual report, likened the cur- 
riculum to a meal ; if we may be permitted to con- 
tinue the analogy, we should compare it to a 
quick lunch counter, where a boy ignorant of die- 
tetics can choose anything that his fancy dictates. 
For of the 36 courses required for graduation 
only five, or 14% of the whole, are required for 
all students. 

Our first suggestion is that certain required 
courses be added to the curriculum. 

Bowdoin College, like all other colleges, 
is preparing men for life, and there is a unity of 

experience that needs to be known and mastered 
by all men, before they can claim to be educated. 
The channels through which life runs are not 
wholly isolated from each other, but are so close- 
ly bound up together that some knowledge of the 
whole is necessary. The college should impart, 
to its students a sense of life's unity. This 
unity cannot be comprehended if men are al- 
lowed to pick and choose as they list among the 
subjects of the college curriculum. 

But some one will immediately ask, "Is not this 
a return to the scholasticism that prevailed be- 
fore the introduction of the free elective sys- 
tem?" Not at all. The reaction by President 
Eliot of Harvard against Butler's Analogy as 
the chief intellectual pabulum of the college youth 
was a healthy movement in its day, because the 
old required curriculum was ill adapted to the 
social life of the time. It prescribed a narrow 
ministerial training for all students, three-quar- 
ters of whom would never become ministers. 
But the fact that this system of required courses 
was wrong does not prove that all systems of re- 
quired courses need be wrong. Today's problem 
is to find a curriculum that is adapted to the life 
that goes on about us ; that shall not be aimless 
or wandering ; that shall not be narrow ; but that 
shall be rich in both culture and practical knowl- 

Another pressing problem is that of "snap" 
courses. Every college has some of these unlove- 
ly sisters, and at times it seems as though Bow- 
doin were plentifully supplied with them. In 
them all the emphasis is laid upon the student as 
sponge, absorbing the instructor's words, rather 
than upon the student as scholar investigating 
matters for himself. What is more natural than 
that men should take advantage of the elective 
system and follow the line of least resistance, by 
choosing for the most part these same "snaps"? 
These courses thus act as a drag upon other more 
ambitious ones, for if an instructor maps out a 
thorough course, he is apt to find his rolls de- 
crease, while those of his neighbor swell. 

Back, however, of "snap courses" and the elec- 
tive system, lies the intellectual apathy of the 
average undergraduate, who attends lectures as 
a necessary evil, but who feels little or no 
curiosity as to why things are, and how they 
came to be. It is only in matters outside the 
course of study that he takes much interest ; it is 
only in college activities that he really expresses 
himself, and realizes his own personality. Yet, 
there is little reason why the composition of a 
sonnet or a study of the courses of the world war 
should not be as interesting as the mastery of 
the pole vault or the management of the Orient. 


But to the Bowdoin student, it is not so. He pre- 
fers the "movies" to Euripides, petty deals in 
college elections to poHtical ideals, and the Sun- 
day paper to Shaw and Wells. His mental habits 
are those of the tired business man, rather than 
of the alert seeker after knowledge, and he ac- 
cepts customs handed down to him without ever 
enquiring as to their origin or present value. In 
these evils of student life, we are afraid that the 
fault rests with the curriculum as well as with 
the students. The main tent is so dreary, small 
wonder that they prefer to spend their nickels 
upon the Strong Man, the Bearded Lady, and the 
Snake Charmer. 

To be sure, other colleges suffer from the same 
difficulties, but that does not furnish an excuse 
for us to remain as we are. Our motto should 
not be "Others are as bad as we," but rather 
"We must excel others." 

If these things are so, and we believe they are, 
what is to be done? What is the road to intel- 
lectual quickening that we must find? Whether 
our graduates are to be doctors, lawyers, or In- 
dian chiefs, there are certain uniform things 
which they all need. They must all be citizens 
of the political state ; they must be able to enjoy 
culture, whether of the printed page, or towering 
spire; they must fit into this social system of 
ours, with its clashes of capital and labor, of far 
west and near east, with its racial and linguistic 
conflicts. Yet in all these things they should not 
be content if they merely have adapted them- 
selves to their environments, — a moth can do as 
much,^ — but they should also be able to adapt 
their environment to them and to their fellows. 
They must play their part in conscious evolution 
and shape nature towards the happiness and de- 
velopment of man. Such are the duties for 
which the college should prepare. 

This new curriculum must furthermore be 
made so alive that students will once more con- 
sider it respectable to be interested in intellecual 
affairs. One of the reasons for the present lack 
of interest is that the men rarely get a glimpse of 
things in their entirety, but are working in de- 
tached and isolated parts of the field. As Jane 
Addams has so clearly pointed out, the way to 
arouse interest in specific problems is to show 
their relation to the broader social whole ; so in 
our curriculum if we give this insight into deeper 
things we shall furnish a framework to which the 
individual may attach information and facts that 
otherwise would not be connected. 

In the first place, we propose a four years' 
course in the History of Civilization. Freshman 
year might be devoted to Social History — a sur- 
vey of the anthropological background and the 

economic and cultural development of the various 
races. Sophomore year might turn to a general 
course on the Problems of Philosophy — showing 
the origin and development of mankind's leading 
philosophical theories in relation to the other his- 
toric manifestation of their Zeitgeist. Junior 
year might follow this up with a History of Poli- 
tics and Government. And Senior year might 
round out the field with a survey of Art and Cul- 

These courses in the historical method should 
not be concerned solely with the accumulation of 
facts that have occurred in the past; that past 
should be studied, not as a thing in itself, but in- 
sofar as it bears on the present. This is the new 
theory which saves history from the musty drear- 
iness of much that has been labeled "historical." 
By this means a man may join Chesterton and 
Heraclitus, and determine whether the break- 
down of popular government at Athens gives a 
reason why we should reject the initiative and 
referendum in our dwn country. 

No less important than a grasp of the historial 
method is a grasp of the scientific. We therefore 
favor as another required course a general Intro- 
duction to Science. This should include some- 
thing of the main principles of Physics, Chemis- 
try and Biology, with work in the laboratory. 

As to English, our training should comprise a 
more thorough drill in the fundamentals of Com- 
position ; and to this end it would probably be 
necessary to increase the number of assistants in 
English I and II in order to ensure sufficient in- 
dividual attention. In addition, we should have a 
minimum of a year of English Literature, with 
optional courses in the literature of other coun- 

As for the so-called "cinch" courses, the prob- 
lem would be partially solved by making the 
other work so interesting that the men would 
scorn to take such a short cut to a degree. But 
the faculty can always jack up a weak course by 
requiring outside reading, and this remedy should 
be sternly applied. 

Finally, we advocate a clearing-house for 
alumni opinion on these and kindred topics. The 
Athletic and the Christian Associations have 
their alumni boards ; why should not intellectual 
interests have theirs? This body might properly 
be responsible to the general Alumni Council, 
and should be ready to garner all academic 
brickbats and bouquets, and distribute them to 
their proper destination. 

The program that we have outlined, tentative 
though it is, is not specialized but catholic in its 
extent, as it embraces both physical and social 
science. It may, however, seem over-ambitious 


to some and inadequate to others; but the situa- 
tion that it is framed to meet is, we venture to 
say, indisputable. We therefore invite the at- 
tention and discussion of alumni, faculty and 
students to this situation and to our proposed 
remedy. We utter these suggestions not in the 
spirit of carping criticism, but in the light of 
constructive service, for as George Bernard 
Shaw once said, "Show me a thing that is per- 
fect, and I will show you a thing that is dead." 
We do not believe that Bowdoin College is dead. 
This article represents in general the convic- 
tions of the undersigned. 

Paul H. Douglas ^13, 
Jasper J. Stahl '09, 
Max Gushing '09, 
Lawrence Davis 'ii, 
Glifton O. Page '13, 
Alfred H. Sweet '13, 
Alfred E. Gray '14, 
Robert D. Leigh '14, 
Austin H. MacGormick '15. 


"What is the most unpromising material for an 
interesting news-story?" was one of the exami- 
nation questions in a certain course in journal- 
ism. One of the best answers was, "The Gollege 
Curriculum. " While chewing his fountain-pen 
on the recollection of this fateful episode, and 
endeavoring to figure out the exact divergence 
between graduate and undergraduate viewpoints 
in regard to his topic, the present editor was 
handed a proof-sheet of the letter printed in the 
present issue : a vital and interesting letter on the 
curriculum, and signed by nine recent graduates. 
For him the letter was a star new-risen over a 
dark land; he decided at once to hitch his rusty 
wagon to this star. 

Most compelling is the final suggestion in the 
letter, the proposal of a board or committee to 
serve as "a clearing-house for alumni opinion" 
concerning the curriculum. We hope that the 
alumni in general, and the Alumni Council in par- 
ticular, will give this matter their attention. 
Surely, under ideal conditions, one of the most 
effectual forces for shaping the scheme of col- 
lege courses should be the after-thought of men 
who have actually taken those courses. But 
earnest care would be necessary to make the 
project a success. We have in mind a certain 
college on this continent the curriculum of which 
is supposed to be shaped by a senate made up of 
professors and representatives elected by the 
alumni. As a matter of fact, the alumni repre- 
sentatives' function is just about zero: first, be- 
cause they are elected by the whole body of the 

alumni (to most of whom they are strangers) for 
a long term of years and without any special re- 
gard to their qualifications for the task in hand; 
and secondly, because their voices are swamped 
by those of the professorial experts with whom 
they sit in session. But there is no reason why a 
committee of the alumni, carefully chosen by a 
limited electorate and subject to constant change 
and improvement, should not accomplish some- 
thing worth while. If such a committee, how- 
ever, wished to have more than a merely critical 
and advisory function, it would have to buckle 
down to arduous preliminary investigations be- 
fore launching its proposals. It would have to 
study the present and past curricula of this and 
similar colleges; to ponder over the records of 
curricular discussions which have occurred at 
faculty meetings; and to take into account the 
financial resources of the college, as well as the 
human capacities of the instructors and students. 
After so doing, it would be in position to urge 
some plan susceptible of present fulfilment. For 
instance, it could give a more tangible shape to 
what seems to us the next most important idea 
contained in the letter : namely, that more courses 
should be put on the required list, and that they 
should be so arranged as to provide more coher- 
ence and unity of purpose for the undergrad- 
uate's labors. 

This proposal is an outcome of the time-spirit. 
It expresses an opinion which of recent years has 
been gaining more and more ground among the 
younger college alumni and instructors through- 
out the country. College faculties, too, have felt 
this time-spirit and have endeavored in various 
ways "to find a curriculum" (as the letter well 
puts it) while at the same time retaining the 
gains which have accrued from the elective sys- 
tem. That no scheme which can be considered 
generally satisfactory has yet been evolved, can 
be partly accounted for by the fact that the 
American college curriculum, in general, has not 
yet fully completed the period of expansion in- 
spired by the elective idea. From this point of 
view, let us consider the Bowdoin college curri- 
culum. Passing over such earlier additions as 
Economics, Education and certain of the sciences, 
let us note the growth which has taken place 
within the past ten years. In the catalogue for 
1905-1906, 107 courses were listed; today there 
are 55 more. This increase, in so far as it took 
place in already existing departments, is distrib- 
uted as follows : Biology 5, Chemistry 2, Eco- 
nomics and Sociology 3, Education 2, English 
Composition 2, English Literature 5, German 4, 
Greek 2, History and Government 6, Latin 3, 
Mathematics 2, Psychology i, Physics 2. Six- 


teen of the new coorses, however, are in new sub- 
jects : Art 2, Biblical Literature I, Italian 4, Mu- 
sic 5, Surveying and Drawing 4. 

The undergraduate is thus confronted, at the 
present time, with 162 courses, only a very few 
of which, as the letter emphasizes, are absolutely 
required. But it must be remembered that his 
choice is restricted and guided by departmental 
prerequisites (108 courses demand each a pre- 
requisite of one or more college courses) and by 
the requirements for major and minor subjects. 
Two years ago the faculty tightened these re- 
quirements a little, in the belief that the major 
subject constituted a natural curricular nucleus 
for the student's work. He must now choose the 
courses for his major and minor subjects before 
the close of his sophomore year, and secure the 
advice and approval of the department in which 
he is majoring. Last year the possibility of a 
further stiffening in these requirements was con- 
sidered. This question, then, cries for an ans- 
wer: is or is not the student's chosen major sub- 
ject a proper curricular nucleus, to be developed 
as the unifying principle of his college work and 
to serve, at the same time, as the guardian of the 
gains accruing from the elective method? 

The letter before us does not touch this ques- 
tion. It proposes, in effect, to require of all stu- 
dents six one-year courses: a year of literature, 
and five other courses not at present given, in the 
form specified, at Bowdoin. Of these five, four 
are generalized historical courses, to be assigned 
to the four college years in the following order, 
beginning with the freshman year: Social His- 
tory, Problems of Philosophy, Politics and Gov- 
ernment, Art and Culture. In meditating upon 
this plan, the first question that occurred to us 
was whether it were in accordance with the 
psychology of the growing student, who neces- 
sarily puts forth branches in several diverse di- 
rections at one time : whether it would not tend to 
render the student mind too predominantly so- 
ciological in the first year, abstruse in the second, 
political in the third, and artistic in the fourth. 
Secondly, we wondered just how and in what de- 
gree the proposed new courses should displace 
the present courses or be related to them. Then 
there came to our mind a certain other scheme 
for curricular organization which was communi- 
cated to us, not long ago, by an alumnus of an- 
other college. According to this scheme, the col- 
lege curriculum should follow, in so far as prac- 
ticable, the course of human history: in the 
freshman year the emphasis should fall chiefly 
upon ancient times, in the sophomore year upon 
the Middle Ages, and in the two last years upon 
the modern period. In the freshman year, the 

following one-year courses would be required: 
(i) History of Greece and Rome; (2) First 
Semester, Social History (of the same general 
nature as the course described under this desig- 
nation in our letter, but concerned specifically 
with the ancient world) ; Second Semester, the 
Principles of Art and the Development of An- 
cient Art; (3) First Semester, Introduction to 
Philosophy and Ethics; Second Semester, An- 
cient Philosophy and Science; (4) Latin or 
Greek. Required English composition, in this 
plan, is postponed to the sophomore year, the 
idea being that then the student would have more 
topics to write about. In the junior and senior 
years, the required work is reduced to a minimum 
in order that the student may develop his major 
subject; the few electives allowed him in his first 
two years are supposed to have been chosen with 
this end in view. Now, this scheme, while it does 
not entirely meet with our approbation, provides 
something of the unity aimed at by the plan given 
in our letter, and may have also the following 
special advantages claimed for it by its author: 
it endeavors to preserve the best features of the 
elective method, it follows the psychology of the 
growing student (its author remarks, in this con- 
nection, that "the history of the world is repeated 
in the growth of the individual"), it is based pre- 
dominantly upon courses already in existence in 
most colleges, and finally it avoids requring too 
much "generalized" work. 

Let us dwell upon the last point. The letter 
before us assumes that "the intellectual apathy of 
the average undergraduate, who attends lectures 
as a necessary evil," and also the dreariness of 
"the main tent," may be relieved by generalized 
courses which will show the relation of details to 
"things in their entirety." The principle of hav- 
ing a certain amount of generalized study is cer- 
tainly a sound one : it is recognized in the general 
courses which at present face the student on the 
threshhold of each departmental curriculum; it 
is recognized still further in the anonymous 
scheme discussed above. In the letter before us, 
however, it is carried to an unprecedented, even 
if logical, extreme; and we are forced to wonder 
just to what extent the interest of "the average 
undergraduate," at the present stage of human 
history, could be won for the very general and 
abstract ideas which would necessarily be the 
stock-in-trade of the proposed new courses. 
Hard experience seems to show that his interest 
is often preoccupied by particular and concrete 
things to do and see, whether inside or outside 
"the main tent;" as, indeed, the seventh para- 
graph of the letter itself intimates. Teachers of 
science, at Bowdoin as elsewhere, have been be- 



forehand in their recognition of the pedagogical 
importance of this fact: it is at the root of the 
development, still proceeding, of laboratory and 
observational work conducted in connection writh 
science lectures. And it is at the root of those 
twin developments, quite distinctive of Bowdoin, 
which have appeared in the sphere also of the hu- 
manities: namely, the conference method and the 
so-called "limited train" or "Pullman car" method 
of instruction. Among other aims, these two 
methods have in common the aim of bringing the 
student into vital contact with particular and 
tangible problems. The conference method thus 
endeavors to break through "the intellectual 
apathy of the average undergraduate." In essen- 
tially the same manner, the "limited train" course, 
which is simply a limited conference group in ad- 
vanced work, endeavors to carry further the de- 
velopment of the few students who happen to be 
particularly fitted for some special branch of 

Particularly in history and the literatures the 
conference method flourishes, and arms the 
teacher of these comparatively generalized sub- 
jects with something, at least, of the agencies of 
the linguist and the scientist. Various visitors, in- 
cluding some of the alumni, have been sufficient- 
ly interested to attend some of the conference 
groups at Bowdoin. Just now we shall confine 
ourself to a word or so about the "limited 
courses." It is to be noted that in the majority 
of Bowdoin departments, there are upper class 
courses which, on account of prerequisites, limit 
themselves by a process of natural selection. It 
is merely a hastening, so to speak, of this process, 
which provides the membership of the limited 
courses so-called. The distinctive methods em- 
ployed in each of these courses cannot here be 
treated in detail. Two courses, it is interesting 
to notice, are developing a direct practical rela- 
tionship with Maine life. The course in Muni- 
cipal Government, through its bureau for re- 
search in this subject, has during the past twelve- 
month been of signal service to Maine villages 
and towns, while at the same time supplying itself 
through the same agency with concrete problems 
for class-study. With this course, the alumni 
have had opportunity of becoming acquainted 
through public notices. A limited course in 
Zoology, which has just been instituted, has a 
line of connection with the summer life of Maine. 
Among its students will be some who will after- 
wards in summer camps give instruction in the 
ecology and behavior of the animals which the 
campers will have the opportunity of observing. 
The essential aim of the course, however, is to 
provide concrete field-work, in the neighborhood 

of Brunswick, for students who have attained the 
requisite academic equipment. Those in charge 
will accompany the students to the haunts of the 
animals and birds under consideration, and in 
class-meetings will superintend the discussion of 
results. That a condition of the very existence 
of such classes is the selection and limitation of 
membership can readily be perceived. This point 
may be illustrated further in connection with two 
of the other "Pullman" courses. The distinctive 
feature of the course in advanced English com- 
position is the meeting together, every six weeks, 
of the instructors and the students for the pur- 
pose of reading aloud and criticizing the work 
done in the interim. The students have thus a 
definite audience and a definite occasion to write 
for. The occasion, however, would not only be 
unfruitful if the writing were not predominantly 
of the very best : it would be quite impossible if 
more than six or seven students were admitted. 
The latest of the limited courses is being insti- 
tuted at present in the department of Economics. 
Its specific aim is to increase the student's ability 
to read critically the literature of economic 
theory and history. In preparation for class- 
discussion, each member will be assigned the 
writings of a different author and required to 
master this author's opinions on the special topic 
in hand. The membership will be limited to ten 
upper-classmen selected from applicants who 
have passed the introductory courses. It will be 
noticed that this course, like the others, has an 
aim and a method which can be followed only 
under "limited train" conditions. 

In dwelling upon these specific attempts to il- 
luminate "the main tent," we have not intended 
to submerge the important point dwelt upon in 
the letter : namely, the need of an articulated cur- 
riculum involving more required courses. But 
we have endeavored to suggest the complete cir- 
cumference of the problem, — together with the 
values which the elective principle has fostered 
by demanding large scope for the student's choice 
and by encouraging the instructor to design spe- 
cial courses for special needs. 

G. R. E. 


Robert P. Coffin '15 of Brunswick has received 
the appointment as Rhodes Scholar from Maine 
this year and will study at Oxford the next three 
years. Coffin graduated last June at the head of 
his class, taking his degree summa cum laude and 
winning the Goodwin Commencement Prize, the 
Hawthorne Short Story Prize and the Pray Eng- 
lish Prize. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa 
his junior year and last spring was selected for 



the Henry W. Longfellow graduate scholarship. 
He took the Oxford examinations two years ago 
and has been doing graduate work this year at 
Princeton. Four other Bowdoin men have won 
this great honor, David R. Porter '06, Robert 
Hale '10, Edward E. Kern '11 and Laurence A. 
Crosby '13. 

Since 1910 the selection of the Rhodes Scholar 
in Maine has been by competition. In this com- 
petition, with a single exception, Bowdoin men 
have won. That our Rhodes scholars have made 
good at Oxford is evidenced by the facts that 
they have all maintained a high standard in their 
work; that Kern in 1913 was awarded a prize in 
Modern History ; that last year Crosby took a 
"first" in the School of Jurisprudence; and that 
Bowdoin is among the very few small colleges in 
the United States graduation from which admits 
Rhodes Scholars as candidates for a degree with- 
out examination. There is no doubt that Coffin 
will uphold this high standard. 


The Junior Bugle assessment of ten dollars is 
now due, and each member of the class is urged 
to make prompt payment either to Crosby '17 or 
to Oliver '17. The individual pictures for the 
Bugle are now being taken by Webber and Jun- 
iors should see Crosby at once for their appoint- 


The last of the panels in the chapel was filled 
during the Christmas vacation by a reproduction 
of Michael Angelo's "Delphic Sibyl." The 
painting was given by Dr. Frederic H. Gerrish 
'66 in memory of his brother, William Little Ger- 
rish '64, who was an officer in the Union army 
and was killed at Petersburg, Virginia, in 1865. 
The reproduction is by Miss Edna L. Marrett of 
Portland. The panel in memory of Professor 
Chapman, which is the next at the left of the 
new one, is also by Miss Marrett. 


The most distinguished accomplishment in let- 
ters at Bowdoin in recent years is the translation 
of the Divine Comedy by Professor Johnson, 
published last spring by the Yale University 

No one who is not familiar with the original 
can appreciate the exquisite fidelity of this line 
for line rendering, where even Dante's word- 
order is scarcely disturbed, where the vigor, the 
delicacy, the music of the poetic phrasing in one 
idiom are carried over intact into another. Few 
perhaps will realize the devoted craftsmanhip of 
the long processes of testing, rejecting, selecting 
that have wrought this medium, worthy to trans- 
mit a great literary heritage. But the large com- 
pany of the studious, who delight in each new 
conquest of English verse, to whom because of 
the unused talent Dante may have been 

"One whom long silence seemed to have 
made hoarse," 
will appraise this work fairly and gratefully. 

"Translation of the Divine Comedy is progres- 
sive," Mr. Johnson says in his preface. But of 
all such previous translations only one rightfully 
demands consideration in measuring Mr. John- 
son's achievement, the prose version of C. E. Nor- 
ton. In this rendering the goal of literal ade- 
quacy would seem to have been reached. Yet 
even here Mr. Johnson in numberless instances 
has outstripped his predecessor in the choice of 
the word that shall give the full impact of the 
Italian. In the matter of a larger faithfulness — 
structural truth and the transcription of essential 
beauty — his version is the first to meet the real 
challenge of the original in a rendering at once 
accurate and poetic. 

F. W. B. 


The annual Freshman-Sophomore debate was 
held Monday evening, Dec. 20, 1915, in the de- 
bating room of Hubbard Hall. The subject was : 
"Resolved, that a college curriculum should in- 



elude military training." The speakers for the 
Sophomores, who supported the negative, were 
D. C. Roper, Jr., R. G. Albion, F. W. Jacob, with 
B. W. Norton as alternate. They maintained 
that if they could disprove the question for one 
class of college, they would have successfully 
refuted the question, and accordingly limited 
themselves to the small literary college, main- 
taining that military training in these colleges 
was unnecessary, unsuccessful and injurious. 
The Freshmen were represented by J. W. Co- 
burn, E. S. Paul, 2nd, and R. Foulke, F. B. Chad- 
bourne being alternate. They argued that mili- 
tary training would be beneficial because of its 
value to the country, its value to the individual 
and other purposes. The judges, Dean Sills, Pro- 
fessor Catlin and Principal Gardner, awarded the 
decision to the Sophomores, on the negative side 
of the question. Kinsey '16 presided. 

At the Saturday Club meeting Thursday even- 
ing, Jan. 13, in Memorial Hall, Lady Gregory will 
give a lecture on London Memories. On March 
16, in Memorial Hall, Irving Bachellor will read 
from Keeping Up with Lizzie. 

The second tentative schedule of examinations 
for the first semester is as follows : 

Thursday, January z'j 

8.30 A. M. 1.30 P. M. 

Hygiene Phil, i 

Art I Math. 3 

Music I 
Psych. I 

Friday, January 28 
German 3 French i, 3, 5, 7 

Zoology 9 Zoology 5 

English 5 

Saturday, January 2p 
English 15 History i 

History 7 Zoology i 

Geology i Economics 3 

Astronomy I Latin 5 

Monday, January 57 
German 13, 5 Chem. i, Sp. 

Greek A, I, 3 Econ. 5 

Music 3 
Psych. 3 

Tuesday, February i 
German i History 5 

German 7 Pol. Sci. 3 

Surveying I Music 5 

Wednesday, February 2 
Latin I, 3 Physics i, 3, 7 

History 11 Latin A 

Chem. 5, 7 

Thursday, February j 
Math. I, 5 Economics I 

English 17 Greek 7 

Friday, February 4 
English I English 3 

Spanish I Chem. 3 

Italian 3 

In addition to the General Alumni Association, 
which meets annually at Commencement, and the 
newly-formed Alumni Council, which meets three 
times a year, the college has twelve alumni as- 
sociations and two alumni clubs, which meet at 
various times during the year, and which are on 
the whole in an active and flourishing condition. 

The Association of Androscoggin County, 
though one of the youngest, is one of the most 
active, and will hold its annual business meeting 
on February 18, probably at the DeWitt House 
in Lewiston. Last year's meeting was very suc- 
cessful, both from the standpoint of the enthus- 
iasm aroused and from that of the variety of the 
speakers. Bates, Colby and Dartmouth were 
represented as well as Bowdoin. In June, 1915, 
the Androscoggin Association inaugurated an an- 
nual joint meet with the Kennebec Association at 
Tacoma Inn, the program consisting of a baseball 
game, dinner and speeches from Senator John- 
son and Congressman McGillicuddy. It is 
planned to make this joint meet an annual affair. 

The Association of Aroostook County, because 
of the distances separating the homes of its mem- 
bers, has only one meeting during the year. The 
meeting for 1916 will be held at Houlton at some 
date during the winter not yet decided. 

The Bangor Association has already had two 
largely attended meetings this year. There are 
seventy-five Bowdoin men living in Bangor and 
about 125 in neighboring towns, nearly all of 
whom are members of the association. 

The reports received from the Association of 
Boston and the Bowdoin Club of Boston are of 
an optimistic and encouraging nature. The Bow- 
doin Club has had three monthly dinners and 
plans to continue the custom throughout the year. 
The Association will hold its forty-eighth annual 
meeting at Young's Hotel Thursday evening, 
Jan. 13, at six o'clock. All Bowdoin men in Bos- 
ton and vicinity, whether graduate or non-grad- 
uate, are invited. The list of speakers will be a 



notable one, and special attention will be given to 
the musical side of the program. 

The Association of New York will gather for 
its annual dinner Friday night, Feb. 4, at the 
Hotel Manhattan. The principal speakers as ar- 
ranged thus far will be Admiral Peary, Major 
Putnam, Dr. Albee, Assistant Secretary of War 
Breckinridge and Dean Sills. Two distinguished 
alumni of the College in California will address 
the Association on a long distance telephone, a 
telephone at each man's place connecting him 
directly with San Francicco. Military prepared- 
ness and also fitting recognition of General Hub- 
bard's service to the college are to be the themes 
of the evening. 

The Association of Oxford County, which has 
been dormant for the past few years, has been 
revived with Hon. Addison E. Herrick of Nor- 
way as president, and plans to have a meeting at 
some time during the winter. 

The Association of Philadelphia has made ad- 
ditions to its membership and is performing good 
service in interesting prospective students in 

The Bowdoin Club of Portland, recently 
formed, and the Association of Portland have 
made marked progress during the year. The 
Bowdoin Club has a membership of about 130. 
It was organized last March, and has had a regu- 
lar business meeting on the third Thursday of 
every month with an informal lunch and a ten- 
minute speech generally by some one closely con- 
nected with the college. High school boys are 
invited to the meetings from time to time. The 
chief purpose of the club is social, but it has at 
the same time been of great assistance in many 
ways to the college. The annual meeting of the 
Alumni Association of Portland is to be held on 
Jan. 29. 

The Association of Washington has a large and 
influential membership. The meeting of the 
Washington Association is more or less contin- 
gent on matters in Congress, and for that reason 
the date of the annual dinner has not yet been 
decided. It will probably take place during the 
latter part of February. 

The great extent of territory embraced by the 
Western Alumni Association makes frequent 
meetings an impossibility, but an efficient organi- 
zation is maintained, and the individual members 
are working for Bowdoin in their respective lo- 

The next meeting of the Alumni Council is to 
be held in Boston on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 
13. The raising of an Alumni Loan Fund; the 
establishment of a regular fund for athletics by 

means of annual subscriptions; the granting by 
Bowdoin of credit towards a degree for military 
training in college and for attendance at the sum- 
mer military camp at Plattsburg; and better rep- 
resentation of the College in the press are matters 
to be considered at this meeting. 


Fabius Maximus Ray '61 
Died November 23, 1915 
How we shall miss him next June, at our final 
reunion ! For there has never been a reunion of 
the class from which he was absent. It is hard- 
ly more than a month since, with enthusiasm, he, 
like every other surviving member of the class, 
promised to attend. 

Ray deserved and won the respect and honor 
of all with whom he was associated, in every re- 
lation — socially, professionally, and politically. 
To us he was the last of our trio of class poets; 
a loyal, devoted, affectionate classmate, whose 
death leaves a void that cannot be filled. 
Edward Stanwood. 

Class Secretary. 

aiumni Jl3ote$ 

'40 — Rev. Edward Robie, D. D. , the oldest 
living graduate of the college, has been pastor 
of the Congregational Church at Greenland, N. 
H., since 1852. 

'57. — Dr. Thomas U. Coe of Bangor, the senior 
alumnus in that part of Maine, is spending the 
winter in New York City. 

'58. — By the death of Rev. Dr. Frank Sewall 
at Washington, D. C, on Dec. 7, a wide gap has 
been made in the ranks of the class of 1858. To 
his many natural gifts of mind Dr. Sewall 
brought a surpassing industry productive of un- 
common results. As author and composer, es- 
sayist, poet and art critic, he accomplished 
achievements of great value. The greater part 
of his work relates to religious and philosophical 
discussion appertaining to the Church of the New 
Jerusalem of which he was a clergyman ; but Dr. 
Sewall's mental versatility led him into other 
realms of thought and activity. His translation 
of the poems of Giosue Carducci from the Italian, 
with essays on the Hellenic revival in Italy, the 
Sonnets of de Heredia and Les Trophies from 
the French, together with his own contributions, 
The Christian Hymnal, the Book of Prayer and 
Hymnal for the New Church, and various maga- 
zine articles prove his love of the lyric muse. 

The cause of education attracted much of his 
interest, as shown in his "Angel of the State, or 
the Kindergarten in the Education of the Citi- 



zen," while the field of juvenile fiction is invaded 
by him in the sweet little story of "Angelo, the 
Circus Boy" and other tales carrying lessons of 
morality in alluring forms. Many articles in 
magazines and public addresses bear witness also 
to his fondness for the fine arts. His extended 
travel and study abroad fostered his taste for 
painting, sculpture and architecture. Immediate- 
ly following his graduation at Bowdoin he studied 
at Tubingen and Berlin, and subsequently at- 
tended lectures at the Sorbonne in Paris, all 
of which gave him the scholarly equipment for 
which he became noted. He was a member of 
the National Society of Fine Arts, president of 
the Swedenborg Scientific Association, a member 
of other learned societies and also of the famous 
Cosmos Club of Washington. 

Born of a distinguished family at Bath, Maine, 
in 1837, Dr. Sewall became the most distinguished 
of his kin, although an elder brother, the late 
Hon. Arthur Sewall, was in 1896 a candidate for 
the vice-presidency of the United States. During 
the twenty-five years of his residence, and pasto- 
rate of the New Church, at Washington, Dr. 
Sewall served as chaplain to the Bowdoin Alumni 
Association of that city at its anniversary celebra- 
tions, and his cheerful presence and face will be 
sadly missed by its members. His death leaves 
but six members of the class of 1858, namely, 
Bradley of Chicago, Cilly of Rockland and Drew 
of Lewiston, Me., Smith (Rev. Dr.) of Law- 
rence, Mass., and Spear and Jordan of Washing- 
ton, D. C. 

H. M. Jordan, 
Sec. '58. 

Medic '64. —Dr. Samuel Worth Johnson, a 
prominent physician of this state, died Nov. 22. 
He was a native of Albion, was educated in the 
public schools and Erskine Academy of China, 
and graduated from the Maine Medical School in 
1864. He practiced in Dixmont for eighteen 
years, was prominent in town affairs, and repre- 
sented that town in the Legislature in 1876. He 
had lived in Belfast since 1882 and was recog- 
nized as the dean of the medical profession in 
that city. He was one of the founders of the 
Waldo County General Hospital, was largely in- 
strumental in its success, and passed his last days 
there.' He was a member of the Maine Medical 
Society and other medical organizations, and for 
twelve years served as United States pension ex- 
aminer. He was always prominent in Republican 
politics, and was collector for the port of Belfast 
for a term beginning in 1908. He was a thor- 
ough student, not only of medicine and surgery, 
but also of literature, and his chief diversion was 

the study of the classics. He is survived by his 
widow, a son, and a daughter. 

Medic '67. — Dr. Daniel Webster Wight, a 
prominent physician and resident of Casco Vil- 
lage, Me., and West Medford, Mass., died, Nov. 
20, at his summer home in Casco, aged seventy- 
eight years. He prepared for college in the pub- 
lic schools of Casco and received the degree of 
M.D. from Bowdoin in 1867, after completing the 
regular course in the Medical School of Maine. 
His desire to take this course and to become a 
physician was gained through his experiences as 
clerk in the Augur General Hospital at Alexan- 
dria, Va., during the Civil War. After finishing 
his work at Bowdoin he married Miss Mary E. 
Jordan of Casco. He practiced medicine for six 
years in Sumner, Me., for six years in Winches- 
ter, Mass., and for twenty-three years in Pome- 
roy, la. Following this, he returned to Casco, 
where he built a summer home ; he spent his win- 
ters in West Medford, Mass. He was the last of 
four sons and three daughters and left no chil- 
dren of his own. He is survived by his widow. 

'68. — After an illness of several months, John 
Adams Hinkley, a life-long resident of Gorham, 
died on Dec. 15 at his home, at the age of 67 
years. Mr. Hinkley was born in Gorham in 
March, 1848. After graduating from Bowdoin 
in the class of 1868, he taught school in the acad- 
emy at Blue Hill, Me., for a few months. He 
then settled in his native town and engaged in the 
manufacture of leather. For many years he had 
been deeply interested in the Gorham Public Li- 
brary, had served as trustee, and for five years 
preceding his death had been its librarian. He 
was trustee of the state normal schools from 
1886 to 1898. He was a man of the finest char- 
acter, of a brilliant mind, and of an unusually 
strong literary bent. He was always identified 
with all that was for the betterment of humanity 
and the uplift of the community in which he lived. 
He is survived by a brother, Charles K. Hinkley, 
of the class of 1866. 

'70. — De Alva Stanwood Alexander is now 
reading the proof-sheets of a new book entitled 
"The History and Procedure of the House of 
Representatives," which is to be published in the 
early spring by Houghton Mifflin Co. 

'73. — Royal E. Gould, superintendent of schools 
of Biddeford, died suddenly on Dec. 14 at his 
home. He was born in Biddeford Feb. 8, 1852, 
and was graduated from Biddeford High School 
and Bowdoin College. In 1872 he taught school 
in Woodstock, Conn., and in 1873 began the study 
of law with Wedgworth and Stone of Biddeford. 
He was admitted to the York County Bar in 1877, 
but was soon after elected to the School Board of 



Biddeford and the following year to the princi- 
palship of the Spruce Street Grammar School. 
He was later superintendent of schools in Som- 
ersworth, N. H., and in Biddeford. 

'74. — Marshall W. Davis is now in his thir- 
tieth year of continuous service as instructor in 
modern languages in the Roxbury (Mass.) Latin 

'74. — Dr. James R. Day is completing his 
twenty-second year as chancellor of Syracuse 

,'74. — Cassius M. Ferguson and Thomas Knee- 
land are prominent lawyers in Minneapolis, Minn. 
Mr. Kneeland has been a member of the Legisla- 
ture since 1909. 

'74. — Dr. Charles H. Hunter has been profes- 
sor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine in the 
University of Minnesota for thirty-six years. 

'74. — Ernest S. Hobbs is manager of a large 
cotton mill in Aurora, 111. He has been engaged 
in the cotton manufacturing business continuous- 
ly since his graduation from college. 

'74. — Thomas C. Simpson is a judge in New- 
buryport, Mass. He has also served as repre- 
sentative to the General Court, United States col- 
lector of customs, and as mayor. 

'75. — Charles L. Clarke is now a consulting en- 
gineer of the General Electric Co., in Schenec- 
tady, N. Y. His address is 109 Glenwood Boule- 

'■j-j. — Colonel George L. Thompson will retire 
from the Brunswick postmastership this month. 
Colonel Thompson has been postmaster of Bruns- 
wick for twelve years under successive appoint- 
ments by Presidents Roosevelt and Taft. His 
administration of the office has been marked by 
many important reforms and improvements, and 
his long service has given universal satisfaction 
to the people of Brunswick. His retirement is 
due to the change of national administration and 
will be regretted throughout the community. 

'77. — Dr. George T. Little, whose death in 
August last is known to all the alumni, as the 
months pass is missed not less poignantly in all 
the activities of the college and the community. 
His was a life of wide educational influence and 
of broad Christian service. 

'"jj. — Rear Admiral Peary has been speaking 
in Portland, Bangor and cities outside of Maine 
in advocacy of three lines of national policy that 
seem to him of the first importance. In address- 
ing the Rotary Club in Portland he outlined "a 
great, peaceful federation of prosperous states, 
impregnable in their union, with boundaries — the 
Oceans and the Poles — laid out by the Creator 
for that very purpose." He has also sought to 
have a retired army officer assigned as military 

instructor of such large Maine camps for boys 
as may desire his services. And he has been 
most earnest in advocating the establishment of 
aeronautical patrol stations up and down the 
Atlantic coast, beginning with Casco Bay. 
"When the system is in operation," he declared, 
"there will be, far out at sea, a continuous cor- 
don of whirring shuttles, the eyes of the nation, 
ceaselessly weaving their curtain of protection 
round the entire country." 

'81. — At a meeting of the trustees of the Au- 
gusta (Maine) Savings Bank, held Friday 
morning, Frank E. Smith was elected a trustee to 
fill the vacancy caused by the death of Hon. 
Treby Johnson. Mr. Smith was born in Au- 
gusta, May 6, i860, and was graduated from 
Cony High School in 1877 and from Bowdoin in 
the class of 1881. He at once entered the busi- 
ness of banking and was many years in Boston. 
He has been treasurer of the Augusta Trust 
Company since its organization and is considered 
one of the conservative and able banking men 
of the state. 

'82 and '89. — Hon. Edwin U. Curtis of Boston 
and William M. Emery of Fall River, Mass., 
were members of the Massachusetts State Anti- 
Suffrage Committee during the campaign that 
closed with the recent November election. 

'85. — David P. Howard is senior member of 
the law firm of Howard & McCrillis, with offices 
in Hot Sulphur Springs and Denver, Col. 

'89. — Dr. Daniel Owen, formerly teacher in the 
Penn Charter School, has accepted a position as 
assistant professor of English at the University 
of Pennsylvania. 

'89. — Bernard C. Carroll is general agent of 
the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Co., with 
headquarters in San Francisco. 

'89. — Wilbur D. Gilpatric is with Little, Brown 
& Co., the Boston book publishers. 

'89. — Charles H. Harriman is engaged in the 
practice of law in New Haven, Conn. 

'89.- — Rev. Charles F. Hersey is making a great 
success of his work as city missionary of New 
Bedford, Mass., a post he has filled for 22 years. 

'89. — F. J. Libby is practicing law at East 
Douglas, Mass. 

'89. — Earle A. Merrill is engaged in the dual 
capacities of practicing attorney and real estate 
operator at Westfield, N. J. 

'89. — Edward N. Shirley, a former member of 
this class, is in the lumber business in Cincinnati. 

'89. — George Lyman Rogers is the efficient sec- 
retary of the Metropolitan Park Commission, 
Boston, and is one of the best known men on 
Beacon Hill. 



'89. — Lincoln J. Bodge is practicing law in 

'89. — Clarence L. Mitchell is with the Boston 
School Supply Co., in Boston. 

'92. — John C. Hull has been practicing law for 
three years in Leominster, Mass. Immediately 
after resigning his position as principal of the 
Leominster High School three years ago he was 
elected a member of the School Committee and 
has since served in that capacity. This month he 
is to take his seat under the "Gilded Dome" as 
one of the two first representatives to the General 
Court from the "baby" city of the Commonwealth 
— Leominster. 

'93. — A. Marshall Jones, president and general 
manager of the Marshall Jones Co. (Boston), 
publishers and booksellers, has announced as his 
latest publication The Mythology of All Races, 
in twelve volumes. This work will be especially 
valuable inasmuch as hitherto no attempt has 
been made to collect the myths of all the world 
into a single series. 

'94. — Rev. G. C. DeMott, who has been assist- 
ant rector of St. John's Episcopal Church, Jersey 
City, N. J., since October, 1914, has been acting 
rector since the death of Rev. Mr. Hadley last 
summer. This is the largest church of the de- 
nomination in New Jersey. 

'94. — C. A. Flagg has been chosen a member of 
the Standing Committee of the Maine Historical 
Society, to succeed the late Dr. George T. Little. 

'94. — C. E. Michels is superintendent of 
schools for the Windham Northwest District, 
Vt., with headquarters at Londonderry. 

'94. — H. A. Ross, after a very successful fall 
as director of athletics at Phillips-Exeter Acad- 
emy, is devoting considerable time to planning 
for the new gymnasium which is to be provided 
by the liberality of a benefactor. 

'95. — Seth E. Pope has been transferred from 
the High School of Commerce in New York City 
to a better position in the Boys' High School of 

'95. — A. L. Dennison has declined a reelection 
as principal of the Kennebunk High School, and 
has returned to his farm in Wilton. 

'95. — James E. Hicks is State Manager for 
Massachusetts of the Union Mutual Life Insur- 
ance Company. His office is at 50 State Street, 

'95. — William E. Leighton, M.D., has gone to 
Europe for professional work connected with the 

'95. — Born, August 18, 1915, Leona Melvina, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George L. Kimball of 
Waterford, Me. 

'96. — A son, Mortimer Porsonya Warren, was 

born Nov. 25 to Dr. and Mrs. Mortimer Warren 
of 24 Gramercy Park, New York City. 

'97. — Dr. Robert L. Hull, M.D., is an ortho- 
pedic surgeon in Oklahoma City, Okla. 

'98. — Albert C. Eames is manager of the 
Northwest Coast Claim Division of the Maryland 
Casualty Company, with offices in Portland, Ore- 

'98.- — George L. Dillaway is a member of the 
firm of Coggan & Coggan, practicing in admiral- 
ty law in Boston, Mass. His home address is 
Wakefield, Mass., where he is a member of the 
Republican Town Committee. 

'98. — Dwight R. Pennell is assistant manager 
of the United States Fidelity and Guaranty Com- 
pany of Boston, Mass. 

'98. — Alfred B. White is the senior member of 
the recently formed law firm of White & Barnes, 

'99. — Sumner Charles Poor, principal of the 
Fulton Street Grammar School of Auburn, N. Y., 
died, Dec. 6, of typhoid fever. Born in Denmark, 
Me., he secured his preliminary education in the 
schools of that town and in the high school at 
Bridgton, and was graduated from Bowdoin in 
1899. In college Mr. Poor was a good student 
and secretary of the Young Men's Christian As- 
sociation. Upon leaving college he entered the 
teaching profession. He was an instructor in the 
Mitteneague (Mass.) Grammar School from 
1899 to 1901, when he left to accept a similar 
position in the North Weymouth (Mass.) Gram- 
mar School. This position he held until 1907, 
when he was elected principal of the Adams 
(Mass.) Grammar School. After four years' 
service in this position he became principal of the 
Fulton Street Grammar School of Auburn, and 
held this position until his death. While in Au- 
burn, he was also an instructor in the night 
school, assistant superintendent of the First 
Presbyterian Church Sunday School, and guide 
in numerous tourist excursions from Auburn. 
Regarding his ability as a teacher and his charac- 
ter as a man, H. D. Hervey, superintendent of 
the Auburn public schools writes: "His passing 
has been a great loss to the school and to the 
city and an even greater personal loss to me and 
those associated with him. He was a splendid 
man, untiring and absolutely loyal and devoted to 
the best interests of his school and all schools. 
Mr. Poor was of the best type of American citi- 

Mr. Poor was married on June 19, 1900, by 
President Hyde and Rev. F. C. Todd of Bruns- 
wick to Miss Julia Augusta Bowker. He is sur- 
vived by his widow, two sons and a daughter. 


'gg, — The New York Evening Post for Decem- 
ber i8 contains the following notice: "In addi- 
tion to being a professor at New York University 
and an author, Arthur H. Nason is a publisher, 
capable, as his new catalogue shows, of giving 
hints to his brethren in the trade. The catalogue 
is not one of the thick books that is required to 
hold the titles of the largest houses ; on the con- 
trary, it is a pamphlet, but a pamphlet which even 
the careless would hesitate to throw away without 
turning the pages to the end. For, besides being 
a catalogue, it is that most irresistible of publica- 
tions, a picture-book. Every other page repro- 
duces some illustration of interest, from The 
Arms of Sogliardo, taken from Professor Nason's 
'Heralds and Heraldry in Jonson's Plays,' to 
scenes described in Emma Huntington Nason's 
'Old Hallowell on the Kennebec' The books ad- 
vertised are not many, but they belong to the 
saving remnant, and the announcement of their 
virtues is in keeping with their high character." 

'oi.— Clemens A. Yost is teaching German at 
Trinity College, Durham, N. C. 

'oi. — Roscoe E. Whiting is junior member of 
the law firm of Baker & Whiting, in Florence, 
S. C. 

'or. — Clarence B. Flint is head of Flint & Ches- 
ter, Inc., of New York, dealers in railway, mill 
and contractors' supplies. 

'oi. — ^Walter L. Sanborn has bought a half in- 
terest in the Lansdale Reporter, a weekly paper 
published at Lansdale, Pa. His partner is a 
Princeton man of the class of 1908. They took 
possession last November. 

'01. — Lester D. Tyler was married on June 19 
to Miss Marie Lawton of Germantown, Penn. 
He is living in Haverford, Penn., where he 
teaches in the Haverford school. 

'o5._Mr. and Mrs. John H. Brett (Miss 
Tedesco Whitehouse Greenley), who were mar- 
ried at Yokohama on May 15, spent their honey- 
moon in Japan. They live in Peking. 

'05. — Lieut. Harold E. Marr, U.S.A., returned 
from Hawaii last summer and is now stationed at 
Fort Sill, Oklahoma. 

'05. — Lieut. "Cope" Philoon. U.S.A., writes 
from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, anent prepar- 
edness, "It looks as though the country was 
really waking up to a serious consideration of the 
subject. It is high time, too. Heretofore an 
army officer who dared mention the subject has 
been laughed at and put down as tiying to bring 
on war in order to gain promotion." 

'05. — A daughter, Caroline Prince, was born to 
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Riley on August 20. 

'05. — A daughter, Mary Lawrence, was born 

to Mr. and Mrs. William B. Webb of Wabasha, 
Minnesota, on July 18. 

'05.— Louis D. H. Weld, Ph.D., is Professor of 
Business Administration in Yale University. His 
book on The Marketing of Farm Products is an- 
nounced by the Macmillan Company. 

'05. — Miss Alice Blake, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. F. B. Blake of Richmond, Maine, and Dr. 
James Albert Williams of Topsham were mar- 
ried on June 30 at the home of the bride. Dr. 
Williams was graduated from the Bowdoin Medi- 
cal School in 1914. 

'06. — Richard E. Shaw is a member of the staff 
of the International Banking Corporation at 
Hongkong, China. 

'06. — Harold S. Stetson, with his wife and boy, 
is now located at Shanghai, China. He is senior 
sub-accountant with the International Banking 

'06. — Robie R. Stevens is manager of the Pan- 
ama Branch of the International Banking Corpo- 

'06. — Eugene E. Wing is in the Manila office of 
the International Banking Corporation. 

'06. — Lester Gumbel has been appointed by 
Governor Hall to the membership of the Board 
of Supervisors of Louisiana State University. 

'06. — Charles F. Jenks has accepted a position 
with the Houghton Wool Co., Boston. Mass. 

'06. — William J. McDougald is now principal 
of the High School in Maiden, Mass. 

'06. — Dr. George Parcher is stationed at the 
U. S. Quarantine Station, Marcus Hook, Pa. 

'06. — David R. Porter has been promoted to the 
position of executive secretary of the student de- 
partment of the International Committee of 
Young Men's Christian Associations. 

'07. — John H. Halford is general manager of 
James Lees and Sons Company, manufacturers 
of worsted and wool yarns. The factory of the 
company is located in Bridgeport, Pa. 

'07. — William C. Sparks is director of recrea- 
tion in Girard College, Philadelphia. 

'07.— Roscoe H. Hupper was admitted to prac- 
tice before the United States Supreme Court on 
Nov. 3, 1915, his admission being moved by e.r- 
Senator John C. Spooner. He appeared before 
the court in the suit brought by the government 
under the Sherman Anti-Trust Act against most 
of the trans-Atlantic steamship lines on account 
of certain agreements with respect to steerage 
traffic. Mr. Hupper is associated with the ad- 
miralty firm of Burlingham. Montgomery & 
Beecher at 27 William Street, New York City. 

'08. — Joseph M. Boyce. a chemist and mining 
engineer, resides in Silverton. Colorado. He 


spent the year 1914-15 in special study at Johns 

'08. — Herbert S. Brigham, who has taught for 
two years in the Irving School of New York 
City, has accepted a more remunerative position 
in the Degan School for Boys at Portland, Me. 

'08. — James M. Chandler is cashier of the 
Bozeman (Mont.) branch of the Warren Con- 
struction Company of Portland, Ore. He is mar- 
ried and has four daughters and one son. 

'08. — Ridgley C. Clark is principal of the High 
School and superintendent of schools at Guilford, 

'08. — William W. Fairclough, who travelled in 
Europe in 1914-15, is teaching modern languages 
in the Moses Brown School of Providence, R. I. 

'08. — Harry H. Hayes, after seven years ser- 
vice in the London and Manila offices of the In- 
ternational Banking Corporation, is now em- 
ployed in the New York office. 

'08. — Sturgis E. Leavitt is instructor in the 
Romance Languages at Harvard. 

'08. — Kent Packard was married on June 12, 
1915, to Miss Edna S. Darrah of Philadelphia. 
He is in the insurance business. 

'08. — David T. Parker and Miss Vera Whea- 
don were married at Portland, Me., August 25, 
1915. Mr. Parker is in business in Portland. 

'08. — Carl M. Robinson of Portland has been 
appointed first lieutenant of the United States 
Medical Reserve. 

'08. — Rufus E. Stetson is engaged in the gen- 
eral practice of medicine in New York City. 

Ex-'o8. — Christopher Toole, an insurance bro- 
ker of Buffalo, N. Y., was married on June 16, 
1915 to Miss Ada M. Hurd, also of Buffalo. 

'08. — Chester H. Yeaton has been granted the 
degree of Ph.D. by the University of Chicago. 
He received his A.M. from Harvard in 1909 ; was 
instructor in mathematics at Union College dur- 
ing the year 1910-11; held the same position in 
Northwestern University from 191 1 to 1913; 
studied in the University of Chicago Graduate 
School from 1913 to 1915; and is now assistant 
professor of mathematics at Northwestern Uni- 

'09. — Harold H. Burton has resigned his posi- 
tion with the Legal Department of the Utah 
Power and Light Company at Salt Lake City, 
to accept a position as attorney for the Electric 
Investment Company, with offices at Boise, Idaho. 

'09. — On December 14, 1915, in Portland, oc- 
curred the marriage of Dr. James Melvin Sturte- 
vant of Dixfield and Miss Bhima Gertrude Mc- 
Donald of Portland. They are to make their 
home in Dixfield. Dr. Sturtevant is a graduate 
of the Maine Medical School in the class of 1914. 

'10. — Edward Curtis Matthews, Jr., of Ports- 
mouth, N. H., and Miss Beatrice Marie Henley 
of Brunswick were married at the home of the 
bride's aunt, Mrs. Benjamin L. Furbish, on De- 
cember 6, 1915, by President William DeWitt 
Hyde. The bride is a graduate of Wellesley in 
the class of 1914. The groom is the treasurer of 
the Piscataqua Savings Bank of Portsmouth, N. 
H., in which city the couple reside at 736 Middle 

Ex- 10. — Harold W. Davie is sales manager of 
the Schuylkill Silk Mills, makers of "Patrician 
Products," of Reading, Pa., and is also a director 
in the company. 

'11. — Charles H. Byles, pastor of the Pacific 
•Congregational Church, Chicago, 111., was mar- 
ried on Oct. 19, 1915, to Miss Elsie Dyer of Chi- 

'11. — Walter N. Emerson has taken a position 
with the American Multigraph Co., Cleveland, 

'11. — Ernest G. Fifield is connected with the 
law office of White and Case, 14 Wall Street, 
New York City. 

'11. — John L. Johnson has entered upon the 
practice of medicine in Houlton, Me. He was 
graduated from the Maine Medical School in 
June, 1915, and on Sept. 5, 1915, he was married 
to Miss Marie F. Silk of Staten Island, N. Y. 

'11. — Chester E. Kellogg is instructor of Psy- 
chology at the University of Minnesota. 

'11. — Edward E. Kern is private tutor for the 
son of H. H. Rogers. 

'11. — William Folsom Merrill was married on 
October 11, 1915, to Miss Jeannette F. Lander of 
Bingham, Me. He is now a member of the law 
firm of Merrill & Merrill, Skowhegan, Me. 

'11. — Frank H. Purington is salesman with the 
Odell Paper Manufacturing Co.. New York City. 
On Sept. 15, 191 5, he was married to ]\Iiss Elsa 
C. Schroeder, Dorchester, Mass. 

'11. — E. Baldwin Smith is instructor in Italian 
Painting and Sculpture and Ancient and Medieval 
Architecture at Princeton University. 

'11. — Joseph C. White has begun the practice 
of law at Bangor. 

'12. — The engagement is announced of Leland 
G. Means and Miss Sally Kimball, both of Port- 

'12. — Loring Pratt is in the advertising depart- 
ment of the Edison Lamp Works at Harrison, 

'12. — Harold P. Vannah of Newport, Vt., and 
Miss Bessie R. Locke of Augusta were married 
in Augusta on December 22. Mr. Vannah won 
Phi Beta Kappa honors, and held the position of 
alumni editor of the Orient. After graduation 


he was connected with the State Laboratory of 
Hygiene in Augusta and with the United States 
Experimental Station at Orono, and is at present 
buyer for H. P. Hood & Sons of Boston, with 
headquarters at Newport, Vt. 

'13. — Paul H. Douglas is doing graduate work 
in sociology at Harvard. 

'13.— Josiah S. Brown has finished his work 
with the Hospital Trust Company of Providence, 
and is now with the Boston Paper Manufacturing 

'13. — Clifton O. Page has resigned his position 
with the American Telephone Co., and is now 
principal of Scarboro High School. 

'13. — Laurence A. Crosby, our Rhodes Scholar, 
was home for a visit during the summer and has 
returned to Oxford. 

'13. — Albert D. Tilton is now connected with 
the Aberthaw Construction Company at New 
Haven, Conn. 

'13. — H. Burton Walker has severed his con- 
nection with the Houston Electric Company of 
Houston, Texas, and has entered the Maine Med- 
ical School. 

'13. — The engagement of Miss Retta Morse and 
Fred D. Wish, Jr., both of Portland, is an- 
nounced. Miss Morse is a graduate of Boston 
University, while Mr. Wish is a member of the 
faculty of the Portland High School. 

'15. — Paul L. Wing is at the Harvard Law 

'15. — A. Keith Eaton is a chemist in the employ 
of the Oriental Tea Co., of Boston. 

'15. — Edward R. Elwell is with the Goodyear 
Rubber Co., in Akron, O. 

'i5.^Gordon P. Floyd is in the automobile bus- 
iness in Portland. 

'i^.— William T. Livingston and Ivan C. Mer- 
rill, who are now students in Union Theological 
Seminary, New York, have been recently elected 
to membership in the Andiron Club of New York 
City, an association of writers, university instruc- 
tors, musicians an^ artists, who are the editors 
and publishers of a literary monthly. The Colon- 
nade. This election of two recent Bowdoin Quill 
men is especially gratifying; for among the prime 
movers in the founding of the Andiron Club eight 
years ago were two former editors of the Quill, 
Arthur H. Nason '99 and Charles Wilbert Snow 

What the 1915 Men Are Doing 

The graduates of the class of 19 15 are scat- 
tered in the following pursuits : Graduate study 
29, distributed as follows : law 7, P. L. Wing, W. 
O. Keegan, P. S. Smith, J. F. Rollins, C. A. 

Brown, J. A. Lewis, F. S. Roberts ; medicine 7, 
D. M. Mannix, M. C. Mouhon, H. E. Allen, F. J. 
Lynch, C. C. Morrison, E. A. Stone, G. L. Cristy; 
business 6, G. W. Bacon, M. V. McKinnon, D. W. 
Rodick, G. A. McWilliams, O. R. F. Jones, P. W. 
Porritt; theology 5, J. W. Threlfall, W. T. Liv- 
ingston, I. C. Merrill, J. C. MacDonald, R. J. 
Evans ; agriculture, R. R. Melloon ; education 
and English literature, A. H. MacCormick; Eng- 
lish literature, R. P. Coffin; history, G. W. Ricker; 
business 24, J. C. Fessenden, P. D. Demmons, G. 
P. Floyd, C. M. Minott, H. M. Somers, A. B. 
Stetson, F. E. Knowlton, C. T. Rogers, E. R. El- 
well, J. G. B. Lappin, K. A. Loring, G. D. Rich- 
ardson, P. L. Card, R. M. Dunton, K. E. Ramsay, 
H. E. Verrill, S. West, M. H. Kuhn, F. W. Coxe, 
R. K. Eastman, G. A. Hall, S. A. Melcher, E. C. 
Cooley, P. J. Koughan; teaching 15, W. C. 
Coombs, M. A. Hastings, A. G. Hildreth, G. H. 
Talbot, R. E. Bodurtha, H. M. Prescott, W. G. 
Tackaberry, D. K. Merrill, H. M. Chatto, B. L. 
Adams, E. H. Austin, H. A. Lewis, F. P. McKen- 
ney, C. E. Robinson ; ministry 3, W. Aitchison, T. 

B. Bitler, E. P. Cutler; chemistry 3, A. K. Eaton, 

C. T. Perkins, V. P. Woodbury; agriculture, L. 
F. Dow. 


The current year is regarded by those inter- 
ested in debating as a critical one. In the three 
triangular debating contests which Bowdoin has 
held with Hamilton College and Wesleyan Uni- 
versity, each college has won and lost. No visit- 
ing team has yet succeeded in winning a debate. 

This year the question agreed upon for the de- 
bates concerns the adoption of Secretary Garri- 
son's plan for military reorganization. A Bow- 
doin team supporting the affirmative will debate 
against Hamilton at Clinton, N. Y., while another 
Bowdoin team supporting the negative will debate 
against Wesleyan at Brunswick. The date, not 
yet finally determined, will be after the middle of 

The system of awarding the Bradbury Prizes 
in connection with the trials for the intercolle- 
giate debating teams has been changed enough to 
conform to the requirements of the triangular 
system. Two Bradbury debates are now held, on 
successive nights, with twelve men participating; 
the prizes are then awarded to the best and sec- 
ond best teams of the four. These debates will 
be held this year during the last week in Febru- 

The interclass debate, between the Freshmen 



and the Sophomores, was held on Dec. 20. For 
the second time in recent years it resulted in a 
decision for the Sophomores. The question was : 
"Resolved, That a college curriculum should in- 
clude military training." The Sophomores sup- 
ported the negative. 

The two interscholastic debating leagues con- 
ducted by the Debating Council are also in active 
operation. These include, in League I, Edward 
Little (Auburn), Cony (Augusta), Lewiston 
High and Portland High; in League H, Bidde- 
ford, Brunswick, Lisbon Falls and Westbrook 
High Schools. The final debate in each league 
is held at Bowdoin in April. Last year Edward 
Little and Brunswick High were the champions. 

L. H. Marston '17 was chairman of the com- 
mittee in charge of the interclass debate ; F. W. 
Jacob '18 is chairman of the interscholastic league 
committee. Of the Debating Council itself, A. C. 
Kinsey '16 is president, and H. M. Hescock '16, 


All the fraternities held dances before the 
Christmas vacation. Friday evening, Dec. 17, 
Theta Delta Chi gave its dance and Alpha Delta 
Phi held its annual house party, with a reception 
Friday and a trip to New Meadows Saturday, 
besides dancing. Psi Upsilon and Delta Kappa 
Epsilon held a joint dance at the Psi Upsilon 
house Monday evening, Dec. 20, andZeia Ps'. 
Delta Upsilon, Kappa Sigma and Beta Theta Pi 
all entertained Wednesday evening, Dec. 22. 
Christmas decorations were in evidence at all 
these affairs. 


A communication to the Orient during the 
late spring of 1915 recalled the long recognized 
need of a building which would be to the entire 
student body what the fraternity house is. to a 
small group of students. Immediately a plan was 
presented to the faculty. The old Sargent Gym- 
nasium should be remodeled into an up-to-date, 
well-appointed college club house, and its privi- 
leges should be open to all Bowdoin men. Thanks 
to the liberality of friends and alumni of the col- 
lege. President Hyde easily raised the funds 
necessary to begin work, and Felix A. Burton '07, 
architect, made a careful study of the situation. 

Plans as finally presented called for a division 
of the gymnasium into three large rooms : one for 
billiards and pool, another for newspapers and 
magazines, and a third, the central room, in 
which students could meet around a huge fire- 
place for friendly chat and informal discussion. 
Also there were planned a check room, a counter, 

and arrangements for the possible serving of 
luncheons. Originally it was proposed to build a 
large, comfortable porch about the doorway. 
Though carefully directed by Mr. Burton, the 
work has proceeded slowly, owing to a lack of 
suitable workmen and to the discovery of unsafe 
structural conditions in the building itself, but 
so far as present funds permit, all necessary work 
is finished and it is certain that the completed 
building will be a justification for every effort 

The scheme of decoration throughout is panel- 
ling. The furnishings are in heavy fumed oak 
and leather, the most suitable that can be found. 
The floors are of maple, so stained as to har- 
monize with the furniture. The central feature 
of the whole building is a fourteen foot fire-place 
where six foot logs can easily be accommodated 
on the raised semi-circular hearth. About the 
fire-place is a heavily cushioned ingle-nook, and 
facing the hearth a leather covered settle, backed 
by a ten foot table. In this middle room the 
furniture is solid and of early English type. The 
Billiard Room contains a pocket table and a bil- 
liard table. As these are heavy in outline, they 
demand a corresponding heaviness in the other 
appointments. But the Reading Room, done in a 
much lighter style, is suitably furnished with 
chairs and tables of the Windsor type. 

Dignity and comfort are the keynotes of the 
whole plan. The rooms compare favorably with 
the best the college has. As work advanced, and 
the value of the Union made itself more evident, 
it seemed right to those interested to make the 
rooms as serviceable and as permanently beauti- 
ful as possible, immune to incessant wear and 
tear, although to do so meant increased expendi- 
ture. As a result, however, the entrance porch 
which was included in the original estimate and 
which would improve greatly the appearance of 
the exterior of the building cannot at present be 

M. E. L. 

There will be a change in the Commencement 
program next June in that on Wednesday of 
Commencement Week, the President's reception 
and the band concert will be held in the after- 
noon, and the Masque and Gown will present the 
Commencement play in front of the Art Building 
in the evening. This will give an opportunity 
for some novel lighting effects. It is also planned 
to turn one of the dormitories over to the alumni 
during Commencement Week as rooms are hard 
to secure in Brunswick at that time. 



Six classes have already made definite an- 
nouncements of their intentions to hold class re- 
unions and to enter the competition for the Snow 
Cup at Commencement. Last" June this reunion 
trophy was won by the class of 1890 which had 
back 71.4% of its membership. Its strongest com- 
petitor was the class of 1875 with 68.9%. 

Probably the most interesting reunion at the 
Bowdoin Commencement next June will be that 
of the class of 1861, which will come back for its 
55th anniversary. There are only 1 1 survivors of 
the class which was four times as large at grad- 
uation. Among these 1 1 are several men promi- 
nent in state affairs, among them being Frank L. 
Dingley of Lewiston, one of the leading news- 
papermen of the state; among others are Judge 
Lucilius A. Emery of Ellsworth, former chief 
justice of the state and a trustee of Bowdoin 
College, and Edward Stanwood of Brookline, 
Mass., former editor of the Youth's Companion, 
and also a trustee of the college. 

Graduating as they did, two months after the 
outbreak of the Civil War, many of the members 
of the class entered the conflict. Gen. Thomas 
Worcester Hyde rose highest in the army, hav- 
ing been breveted brigadier general at the close 
of the war. He was a captain in the Seventh 
Maine Volunteers in the fall of 1861, and was 
promoted to colonel during the war. He re- 
ceived the medal of honor for valor. It is in 
his memory that the Hyde Athletic Building was 
given by his son, Hon. John S. Hyde, president 
of the Bath Iron Works. Charles A. Curtis rose 
to captain in the Fifth U. S. Infantry, William 
W. Eaton was major and surgeon. Albion Howe 
was a brevet lieutenant colonel of New York 
Heavy Artillery, arid George B. Kenniston at- 
tained the same rank. Edward P. Loring was 
also a brevet lieutenant colonel, holding a com- 
mission over the colored troops as did Augustus 
N. Lufkin. Stephen H. Manning became colonel 
of Maine volunteers. William W. Morrell was 
a captain of volunteers when he was killed at 
Spottsylvania. Charles B. Rounds and Edward 
Simonton were promoted to infantry captains and 
Simonton later went into the regular army. AI- 
pheus Spring Packard, later a noted naturalist, 
was a surgeon in the army as was George E.