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NO. 1 

The game scheduled with Trinity for tomorrow 
has been cancelled because the Connecticut team 
has had insufficient practice. Manager Mc- 
Conaughy received a telegram Saturday saying 
that the baseball grounds at Trinity had been in 
such a condition that there had been no chance 
to practice and asking that the game be called 
off. On account of the cancelling of this game 
Bowdoin will play Harvard Wednesday instead 
of today. 

Percy F. Crane '17 was elected business man- 
ager of the Bowdoin Publishing Company just 
before vacation. The new assistant managers 
are A. Otis Moulton '18 and Gerald S. Joyce '18. 
The question of changing the Orient to news- 
paper form was brought up before the board and 
discussed at length, and it was decided to retain 
the present magazine form. 

In the preliminary trials of the intercollegiate 
fencing association, at Cambridge last Saturday 
evening, Bowdoin was defeated by both Yale and 
Plarvard. The totals were Harvard 9-Bowdoin 
; Harvard 6- Yale 3 ; Yale 7-Bowdoin 2 ; total 
points — Harvard 15, Yale 10, Bowdoin 2. Har- 
graves '16 and Hanson "18 won the points for 
Bowdoin. J. E. Gray 'iS and Mooers '18 also 
fenced for Bowdoin. 

Our baseball season commences tomorrow with 
four out of the state games — Harvard, Wes- 
leyan, Dartmouth and .\mherst. Only one 
member of last year's team was lost by grad- 
uation, and there are nine letter men on the 
squad. The class games last fall revealed consid- 
erable talent in the freshman class, so that our 
prospects for the coming season are good. We 
have a coach who turned out a championship 
team last year. The team last year had the habit 
of going to pieces in a single inning and giving 
their opponents a long lead. They could play ball 
at times, but there was scarcely a game in the 
Maine series which did not have its fatal inning. 
This year's team will be made up of more exper- 

ienced men, and the danger of such an occurrence 
is lessened. 

The team has been quite definitely decided 
upon, and there will be a number of new men to 
make the trip. Last year the brunt of the pitch- 
ing fell upon two men, Eraser and Stanley. This 
year there will be some freshmen pitchers in 
Butterfield, White and Savage. Bradford will 
catch again this season. In the infield, Captain 
McElwee will play first, Larrabee '16 will be at 
second, Einn '19 at shortstop, and Donnell '18 at 
third base. The outfielders to make the trip are 
Phillips '17, Goodskey '16 and Chapman '17 in 
left, center and right field respectively. The ad- 
ditional number of pitchers will be an advantage 
on a trip such as that of this week. 


At a meeting of the Governing Board of the 
Bowdoin Union held Wednesday evening March 
22nd, it was voted to allow the Kappa Sigma fra- 
ternity to use the Union for its house party orr 
May 5th. The Governing Board feels that this 
is putting the Union to a good use and establish- 
ing it more firmly as a college institution. Eor 
the benefit of others in college who may want to 
use the Union for social purposes, the- Board 
wishes to state that the price has been fixed at a 
very reasonable rate, being not high enough to 
exclude anyone who really wants it, and yet de- 
barring thoughtless use. 

The Union was open evenings during the va- 
cation. If the Board decides that the demand is 
sufficient, this will be the practice in the future. 


About thirty track men attended the meeting 
of the Track Club in the Union last Eriday even- 
ing. Manager Marston presided and the meet- 
ing opened with short speeches by representative 
track men, Moulton '16, Savage '18, Sampson '17, 
Hall '16, Webber '16, Simonton '18, and Ireland 
'16. Coach J. J. Magee followed as the princi- 
pal speaker. 

Strict training for track men was inaugurated 
Monday and the coach, manager, captain, and 
squad are all working together to turn out a 
championship team for Maine Intercollegiate 
Meet to be held at Brunswick, May 13. 



The second college tea held in the new Union 
took place last Friday afternoon. The opportun- 
ity for informal dancing- during the latter part of 
the afternoon was much appreciated by the many 
present. In the receiving line were : Mrs. Henry 
Johnson, Mrs. F. E. Woodruff, Mrs. Charles C. 
Hutchins, Mrs. Frank N. Whittier and Mrs. Ros- 
coe J. Ham. 

At the coffee table were Mrs. Manton Cope- 
land, Mrs. Lee D. McClean, Mrs. Forsaith, Miss 
Helen Snow, Miss Miriam Andrews, Miss Mabel 
Davis and Miss Bibber. Mrs. Charles T. Burnett 
and Mrs. Gerald G. Wilder poured tea assisted 
by Miss Torrey and Miss Whittier. Mrs. Rhys 
D. Evans and Mrs. W. E. Milne presided at the 
punch bowl while Miss Beatrice Hacker, Miss 
Ruth Lowell, Miss Small and Miss Ruth Black- 
well assisted. 

The ushers were : Alpha Delta Phi, Woodman 
'i6; Psi Upsilon, Schlosberg '18; Delta Kappa 
Epsilon, Sturgis '19; Theta Delta Chi, Biggers 
'17; Zeta Psi, Achorn '17; Delta Upsilon, Rams- 
dell '17; Kappa Sigma, Hildreth '18; Beta Theta 
Pi, Humphrey '17; Beta Chi, Chase '18: Phi 
Theta Upsilon, Webber '17. 

Grant of Lewiston catered. 


The Bowdoin negative debating team defeated 
the Wesleyan affirmative team by a unanimous 
decision of the judges on the subject: Re- 
solved, that ex-Secretary Garrison's plan for 
military reorganization be adopted. The debate 
was held in the Bowdoin Union Thursday even- 
ing, March 23. The principal arguments of the 
affirmative, were : First, that war is imminent : 
second, that the Garrison plan is adequate and 
well-rounded, and lastly, that it is the only possi- 
ble plan ; whereas the Bowdoin speakers showed 
that ex-Secretary Garrison's plan is imprac- 
ticable, inadequate, and inexpedient. The speak- 
ers for the negative were as follows : Bowdoin 
'17, Moran '17, and Coburn '19 alternate. 

President William De\\'itt Hyde was the pre- 
siding officer. 

The judges .were Hon. Wilford G. Chapman, 
Portland, Maine. Professor J. Murray Carroll, 
Bates College, and Principal William B. Jack, 
Portland, Maine. 

After the debate, apples and smokes were en- 
joyed by the audience and speakers. 

Affirmative Loses at Hamilton 
While the team at home was successfully de- 
fending the negative of the "Garrison Plan'' 

question, the other Bowdoin debating trio clashed 
with Hamilton at Clinton and lost by a decision 
of two to one. In this debate Bowdoin upheld 
the affirmative. 

The Bowdoin team argued that the plan should 
have been adopted because there is no need of a 
large standing army; that the army should be 
under Federal control; that we must prepare for 
the future to uphold our position among nations. 

Hamilton argued that the plan was not ef- 
ficient ; that it is impossible to train men in so 
short a time; that the number of men could not 
be obtained from the student bodies and that 
business man could not go. The entire debate 
hinged around the question of efficiency, and, as 
the Utica Daily Press put it, "While Bowdoin 
debaters showed excellent ability and knowledge 
of their side of the question they were handi- 
capped by reason of the failure of the plan and 
the subsequent resignation of Secretary Garrison, 
which fact caused public opinion to be against 
his plan." 

The following men composed the Bowdoin 
team: Hescock '16, Chapman '17, Jacob '18, and 
Churchill '16, alternate. 


The Board of Managers held an important 
meeting last Wednesday noon at which certain 
matters regarding the Blanket Tax were dis- 
cussed. In the first place, the Board recorded the 
number of men now engaged in athletics here, 
who have not paid their Blanket Tax. It devel- 
oped that this number was surprisingly large. 
There is a ruling that such men shall be pro- 
hibited from entering these sports unless they 
have either paid their tax or arranged for an 
extension. In the past this rule has not been 
very strictly kept, but Chairman Garland of the 
Board says that in the future this matter will 
have to be insisted upon, and if a man fails to 
pay his tax he cannot enter Bowdoin sports. The 
managers and captains of the various teams have 
been notified who these delinquents are. and steps 
will be taken this week to get them to pay. 

The Board feels very strongly w'ith regard to 
the Blanket Tax. It believes that the liber- 
al allowance of extensions on payment without 
withholding the privileges of the association is 
not properly appreciated when fully twenty per 
cent, of the students do not pay. Even then, 
some who have been granted extensions have not 
paid them when due. These the Board would 
remind that there is another ruling which pre- 
vents tbe-r ever joining the A.S.B.C. until this 
first e:\tension is paid. 



John Clair Minot, '96, associate editor of The 
Youth's Companion, gave an interesting talk on 
"Opportunities in Journalism" in the Union, 
Wednesday evening, March 21, under the aus- 
pices of the Christian Association. Mr. Minot 
began by citing some figures showing how many 
men of Bowdoin have gone into journalism com- 
pared with other fields of work for the first one 
hundred years of its existence. The figures show 
that the college produced very few journalists 
during the first fifty years, but since then, and 
during the last quarter century in particular, Bow- 
doin has sent many men into newspaper work, 
and many of them have reached the very top of 
their profession. 

Speaking of the ways of entering the news- 
paper field, Mr. Minot said that one of the best 
roads was by way of the country or small city 
newspaper. The advantages were obviously less 
competition and a greater insight of the paper as 
a whole. Regarding the chance of advancement 
in journalism, the speaker observed that while 
the specially talented can always do best by re- 
maining in the game, a very large percentage of 
newspaper men go into other branches of work. 
There are often opportunities in other fields, for 
the newspaper man's training is an asset every- 
where. Mr. Minot concluded his talk with a de- 
lineation of the five essential qualities of a news- 
. paper man. They are these: ability to write 
good, clear, forcible English ; the power of keen 
observation that passes by no minute detail : a 
good all-around education ; the capacity for the 
hardest and most exacting work; and lastly, 
loyalty to the paper. A man with these qualities 
will make a good journalist; and he can't get 
along without any one of them. 

This was the last of the series of lectures given 
by the Christian Association in the Union. 


The results obtained from the answers to the 
questions on the Rifle Club papers which were 
recently issued among the student body have just 
been announced by Professor Langley, 234 re- 
plies have been received while fifty more are ex- 
pected. Regarding the first four questions which 
concerned previous military instruction and the 
rank attained, cadet or any organized drilling 
without arms for only one year in high school 
was not credited as military training. 

It was found that eight men had had univer- 
sity training, militia work or coast artillery train- 
ing for one year, nine men for two years, ten 
men for three years, thirteen men for four 

years, two men for five years, and one man each 
for six and seven years, making a total of 44 
who have had military training to some extent. 
190 students have had no military training. The 
ranks attained were: — Private, 14 men: mu- 
sician, i; corporal, 6; hospital sergeant, i; ser- 
geant major, 2; lieutenant, 5; captain, 4: adju- 
tant, I ; major, i. 

Concerning enlistment in a volunteer company 
supplemented if possible by work at Fort Mc- 
Kinley or Augusta, 162 men declared their 
willingness to enlist, while 24 were doubtful. 

In regard to attendance at Plattsburg this sum- 
mer, 34 students expressed the hope of taking up 
the work there regardless of any additional in- 
centive in the way of payment, of transportation 
expenses or college credit, 27 "would consider." 
40 men are hopeful if transportation is provided 
free, while 2i7 "would consider." 49 hope to go 
if their attendance counts toward a college de- 
gree, and 29 are doubtful. In all three cases, the 
remaining number are absolutely negative. 


The Christian Association held its annual 
elections Wednesda\' afternoon, March 22, with 
the following results : 

President, L. H. Marston '17 
Vice-president, N. U. McConaughy '17 
Treasurer, F. D. MacCormick '18 
Corresponding Secretary, B. W. Norton '18 
Recording Secretary, D. S. Higgins '19. 


Professor William Scott Ferguson of the De- 
partment of Ancient History at Harvard Univer- 
sity gave an interesting lecture last evening be- 
fore the Classical Club in the Union. His sub- 
ject was "Greece, Past and Present," and dealt 
largely with economic contrasts. 

The college was saddened last week by the 
death of .-\mos B. Haggett 16. His body was 
found at New Meadows Thursday afternoon 
with a bullet wound in the head. Suicide was the 
coroner's verdict. The funeral was held in Bath 
Sunday afternoon. 


Spring track work has begun in earnest since 
the vacation. The men are now working out 
every afternoon on the Delta and are progress- 
ing satisfactorily under the direction of Coach 
Magee. A large and enthusiastic squad are out. 




The BOWDOIN Pdblishing Compaky 

IN the Interests of the Stddents of 


Donald W. Philbrick, 1917, Editor-in-Chief 

Robert G. Albion, 1918, Managing Editor 

William S. Cormack, 1917 

Alumni Editor 

ROLLAND C. Farnham, 1919, On The Campus 

Clyde E. Stevens, 1919, The Other Colleges 

Frank E. Noyes, 1917 
Whitney^Coombs, 1918 
Franklin D. MacCormick, 1918 
Bela W. Norton, 1918 
Gerald S. Joyce, 1918 
Raymond L. Atwood, 1919 

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. 


Percy F. Crane, 1917, 
Gekald S. Joyce, 1918, 
A. Otis Moulton, 191S, 

Business Manager 
Assistant Manager 

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

Vol. XLVl. 

APRIL II, 1916 



Once again the time has come for a change in 
the editorial board of the Orient. Those who 
have in large part determined its policy and serv- 
ice the past year have completed their work and 
have passed on their tasks and their opportun- 
ities to ones less experienced. We ask for pa- 
tience and aid of our critics if we falter at first. 
We ask for suggestions and criticisms at all 
times. We will welcome increased use of our col- 
umns for communications and contributions from 
students, alumni, faculty, or other friends. We 
earnestly appeal to the student body for greater 
participation by all in the work of the Orient, 
enabling it to fulfill with greater success its func- 
tions in the college world. 

We plan no essential change in the policy of 

the paper. We shall follow the example of our 
immediate predecessors and confine our editorial 
columns to matters relating to the college or 
closely connected with it, leaving to our more 
ambitious contemporaries the broader fields. The 
province of a weekly publication, as we see it, is 
more one of permanent record and constructive 
service than of sensational news-giving or fea- 
turing of trivial matters. In the words of the re- 
tiring editor, "We shall stand for what we think 
are the best interests of the College, and shall 
oppose any movement which we think detri- 
mental to those interests, just as we shall favor 
any movements which advance them." 

With this foreword to the forty-sixth volume, 
the new Board enters upon its duties with the 
desire to carry on successfully the work of this 
paper and to aid in the improvement and develop- 
ment of Bowdoin. 

To the Non-Fraternily Men 

This evening a meeting will be held of those 
interested in the continued existence of the Bow- 
doin Club. Some have considered the Bowdoin 
Club, as conducted the last four years, a failure, 
the principal reason given being the formation 
of two local fraternities from its numbers. This 
does not seem to us however a sufficient indica- 
tion of failure. The fact that a portion or all 
of the members at a specified time preferred an 
organization with a Greek letter name and a de- 
gree of exclusiveness to a club open to all, far 
from proves the worthlessness of the club. The 
arguments brought forward four years ago for 
the formation of the club now apply to its con- 

Bowdoin is essentially a group college, but 
there are, at the present time, approximately fifty 
men without fraternity connections, and the in- 
coming freshman class may be expected to add to 
their numbers. These men, if left to themselves, 
are missing and will miss much of what makes 
life at Bowdoin a companionable, homelike re- 
membrance in the years after graduation. What 
inducement is there to such a man to return to 
college at intervals if he has no definite place on 
which he has claims for lodging, and no group of 
men more closely associated than an entire class 
can be, to welcome him and make him feel at 
home ? The advantages of such a club as the 
Bowdoin Club has been and can be in the future 
are not as great as those of the fraternities but 
they have the same essential characteristics dif- 
fering only in degree, not in kind. 

Some, ignorant of the facts, fear membership 
in such a club may prejudice their chances of a 
later offer from a fraternity. We can see no way 


in wliich a semester's or a year's association with 
a group of other college men can make any man 
inferior in the eyes of the fraternities to one who 
has divided his time between his room and the 
lunch counters downtown. To the freshman 
coming- to college without knowing any upper 
classmen and lacking any great athletic fame a 
house at which he can immediately secure board 
and meet older students is a great boon. 

To assure the revival of the Bowdoin Club 
next fall a nucleus of over twenty men is neces- 
sary. The faculty is behind the movement and 
stands ready to support it if reasonable interest 
is shown. This meeting tonight is the critical 
time in the history of the Bowdoin Club. It is 
to be hoped that the non-fraternity men will feel 
interested to attend and assure to it a successful 
and useful future. 


K--vpp.\ Chapter of Psr Upsilon 

March 19, 1916. 
It was with the deepest regret that we learned 
of the death of Brother Aaron Winchenbach 

A former member of the class of 1915, he was 
known well by many of us while in college as one 
faithful and true, ever glad for an opportunity 
to be of service to those about him and always 
doing his best in whatever he undertook. 

Although obliged by ill health, as a result of 
overwork, to leave college in his junior year, his 
interest in the college and his loyalty and devo- 
tion to the fraternity were not diminished. 
In his death we suffer a distinct loss. 
Edward Cary Hawes, 
David Francis Kelley, 
Norman Hunt Nickerson. 

For the Chapter. 


Very often we know nothing of the real inner 
life of our most intimate friends. Beneath an 
impassive and genial exterior, anguish and trag- ' 
edy may be secretly at work. The death of Amos 
Bartlett Haggett of the class of 1916, has filled 
us all with this solemn and humanizing feeling. 
We had grown to love him for the noble and 
sincere qualities which were his. For four years 
he had been to us who knew him, a genuine 
friend. His character was ennobled by an un- 
usual integrity and honesty and was distinguished 
by a steadfast morality and unselfishness. In all 
his relations with his associates and friends he 
was at all times simple, direct and eminently 
sincere — making always considerations of self 

subserve more generous social ends. We remem- 
ber gratefully and proudly the conscientious 
thoroughness with which he fulfilled all the duties 
and obligations which were entrusted to him. We 
remember with regret and pain our joy in his 
daily companionship — for his was *a nature cap- 
able of deep and true friendship. He was sensi- 
tive and retiring and it was always his way to 
meet the trials and sorrows of life with self-suf- 
ficient calmness. His unselfishness forbade him 
to confide in others his own troubles and sorrows. 
So it is that his awful death gives evidence of a 
directness, courage and steadfastness which in 
happier days had caused us to love and admire 
him. His unselfishness would not permit him to 
intrude his own trials upon those who would have 
been so willing to sympathize with him and aid 
him. At this time of bereavement it is impos- 
sible for us to do more than to express inade- 
quately but sincerely, the grief which his death 
has brought to us. He is gone but there is left 
to us who knew him the memory of a large gen- 
erous nature, the noble regret for a friend and 
companion whom we loved and admired. 
Bowdoin Chapter of the Alpha Delta Phi. 

Y. M. C. A. NOTES 

At a cabinet meeting of the Y. M. C. A. last 
Friday evening, April 7, the report was read 
covering the year's work. The following recom- 
mendation was presented: namely, that a com- 
mittee of three be appointed to formulate a new 
basis of membership to differentiate if possible 
between men who would be merely nominal mem- 
bers and actually active ones. 

A committee of three was appointed to choose 
next year's cabinet. 

It was voted : 

To send a delegate to the Presidents Confer- 
ence to be held at Dartmouth on April 17, 18 and 


To establish an employment committee to find 
opportunities for work and to attend to a fair 
distribution of it among the needy students. 

To have an information bureau made up of 
one man from each fraternity with headquarters 
at the Union to be on duty during the two days 
preceding the opening of classes in the fall to 
assist men who are not already provided for in 
finding rooms or in arranging schedule of 
courses, etc. 

To replace the present plans for freshman dis- 
cussion groups by establishment of freshman 
Bible study classes in the various churches. 

Between now and the end of the term, the 
work is rather quiet with the exception of a few 


afiJitl) tfie JFacultp 

President Hyde's new book "The Gospel of 
Good Will," has just been published by The Mac- 
millan Company. 

Dr. WhittTer was recently appointed Inspector 
of Milk by the Brunswick Board of Selectmen. 

Professors Woodruff and Nixon attended the 
meeting of the New England Classical Associa- 
tion at Providence, R. L, last Friday and Satur- 

At a recent meeting of the Brunswick Cham- 
ber of Commerce Professor Files was appointed 
to the Good Roads Committee of the State organ- 

Professor Davis attended and spoke at the an- 
nual session of the New England Oral English 
and Public Speaking Conference last week at 

©n tU Campus 

Freshman caps again. 

The college Finance Committee met last Fri- 

The spring warnings are out in their usual 

Jacob 'l8 has been called home by the death 
of his father. 

Delta Upsilon will hold its house party on Fri- 
day, May 12. 

Pierce 'i8 played the chapel organ one morn- 
ing last week. 

The Sophomores will hold their class banquet 
Monday evening, May 29. 

Dissection has begun at the Medical Building 
and will continue until June. 

Recipients of scholarships are requested to 
sign now for the second semester scholarship. 

The new baseball caps are white instead of 
black this )'ear, and less resemble the freshman 

Candidates for the assistant manager of the 
Calendar are asked to report to Sampson '17 at 
the Beta house. 

Howard D. Briggs and Anthony W. Robinson 
of the Grand Chapter of Zeta Psi visited the 
Lambda Sunday. 

The Curator of the Art Building reports in- 
creased interest on the part of the students in 
our art collection. 

Candidates for Assistant Manager of the Bow- 
doin publishing Company should hand in their 
names to Crane '17 at the Delta U. House. 

The first meet of the season is the dual meet 
with Bates held here April 22nd. This is followed 
by the dual meet with M. I. T. on May 5th. 

At present there are four freshman candidates 

in the field for the position of assistant baseball 
manager. They are Angus, Burleigh, Cole and 

The students turned out in good numbers to 
see the Brunswick Fire Department perform at 
the Harpswell St. fire Thursday, and assisted in 
saving furniture. 

A change has been made in the hours during 
which the Walker Art Building is open. Here- 
after it will be open from 10 to 12 A. M. and 
from 2 to 4 P. M. 

Professor William W. Lawrence '98 of Colum- 
bia University has been appointed to represent 
the college at the inauguration of the new presi- 
dent of Adelphi College. 

There is an opening for a young man in the 
efficiency and time study department of a shoe 
manufacturing concern in Auburn. Anyone in- 
terested may apply to the Dean. 

The Class of '96 is planning to' hold its 
twentieth reunion at Commencement, and J. C. 
Minot, the class secretary, was making ■ arrange- 
ments for a class headquarters just before vaca- 

Among those on the campus recently were 
Hon. W. L. Putnam '55, Edward Stanwood '61, 
F. O. Conant '80, M. L. Kimball '87, C. W. Sew- 
all '97, J. A. Hamlin '00, D. F. Atherton '01, L. A. 
Cousens '02, H. L. Bryant '12 and J. Schwey '14. 

A short business meeting of the Gibbons Club 
was held last Friday evening. It was voted to 
have the annual banquet on Monday evening, 
April 24, and a committee composed of Hart '16, 
Phillips '17 and J. C. Doherty '19 was appointed 
to make the necessary arrangements. April 17 
was decided upon as the date of the next meet- 

The baseball season was opened on the Delta 
last Saturday afternoon, when the Kappa Sig's 
defeated the Delta U's, 11 to 2. The e-core: — 
I 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 T 
KAPPA SIG'S 30000600 2— II 
DELTA U'S I o o o c I o — 2 

Batteries: Hight '16 and Robinson '19; Gree- 
ley '17 and Babcock '17. Umpire, Marston "17. 

Ctje ©tftet Colleges 

The I eland Stanford Glee Club, which for- 
nierly made a trip to Honolulu, and which is well 
known in the West is now planning a trip to Pan- 

The University of North Dakota has intro- 
duced a course in playwriting. 

An elementary course in Hieroglyphics is now 
being offered in the University of Pennsylvania, 
under the auspices of the Graduate School. 



At a special meeting of the faculty of George 
Washington University it was voted to reinstate 
intercollegiate football as one of the sports of 
the university, under certain conditions. It was 
decided not to enforce the compulsory athletic 
fee, as is done in the majority of universities, 
but to adopt a voluntary fee system which would 
include season tickets to all the games. 

After lacking but one point in a possible looo 
in the first match of the national intercollegiate 
championship series and falling but two points 
short of the possible in the second shoot, the 
Washington State College rifle team braced and 
in the last three matches scored perfect results. 
The matches were held with the teams from the 
University of West Virginia, Cornell and the 
Annapolis Naval Academy. 

The Massachusets Agricultural College and 
the Michigan Agricultural College have both 
been shooting perfect scores also and it is feared 
that the matches will result in a tie. 

Recently a professor at Massachusetts Agricul- 
tural College gave a lecture before the French 
Society on "The Use of Language in Final Ex- 
aminations." The lecture was directed especially 
to freshmen. 

President Lowell of Harvard has outlined the 
course in military training that the University 
is to inaugurate. The course is to contain 24 
lectures and six tactical talks. Major General 
Leonard Wood will open the course. 

The strangest of the occupations by which 
Harvard students earned money during the past 
college year was blood transfusion. Twelve men 
submitted to the operation, each one receiving ten 

Princeton's comprehensive plan of general stu- 
dent participation in athletics, put into operation 
about four years ago, through the establishment 
of the department of hygiene and physical edu- 
cation has had most gratifying results. Accord- 
ing to the latest report, 78 per cent, of the stu- 
dents are engaged in some form of exercise or 
athletic competition and the number of sports has 
Tseen- doubled in the four years. The Freshman 
class in the past few years has been required to 
exercise regularly, three times a week. Seventy- 
four per cent, of the Sophomore class, for whom 
there is no requirement, continued the habit of 
taking regular exercise. The most popular of the 
sports is baseball, in which more than a fourth 

Cornell University administrative officers and 
faculty members are organizing a society for the 
investigation of army and navy efficiency for this 
country. Its purpose is the "Theoretical and 

practical investigation of the military and naval 

problems of the United States." 

Difiference of opinion as to the advisability of 
military training being introduced at Wesleyan 
prevails among the members of the faculty. 
Owing to the national law which states that no 
army officer may be detailed to educational in- 
stitutions unless the instruction he gives counts 
toward graduation, the question of military train- 
ing is of great interest to the faculty. It seems to 
be the unanimous opinion that the summer camp 
as instituted at Plattsburg last year, should be 
encouraged and college men should as far as pos- 
sible attend. The technical phase of military in- 
struction does not appear to some to be in keep- 
ing with the academic ideals of the college, while 
the question of crediting the instruction toward 
graduation has many on both sides. 

Basketball as a major sport at Dartmouth ap- 
pears to be in a rather precarious condition. Last 
year the varsity team was far from being up to 
the standard of former Dartmouth basketball 
teams, and the support given by the students in 
attending the games was poor. As a result the 
sport suffered financially and unless the coming 
season brings about a decided improvement in the 
attitude of the student body toward basketball, 
it will doubtless be dropped as a varsity sport. 

The student body at Penn State College has 
voted unanimously to abolish class "scraps." 



12. Bowdoin vs. Harvard at Cambridge. 
Meeting on Bowdoin Club, Library. 

14. Bowdoin vs. Wesleyan at Middletown. 

15. Bowdoin vs. Dartmouth at Hanover. 

16. Bowdoin vs. Amherst at Amherst, 
ig. Holiday. 

Thomas Mott Osborne Lecture in Union. 
Bowdoin vs. Bates at Lewiston. (Exhibi- 

aiumni Departmnt 

'18. — It may interest Bowdoin men to know 
that the oldest living graduate of Harvard Uni- 
versity, Nicholas Emery Soule, of Exeter, N. H., 
who recently succeeded to that distinction 
through a death, is the son of a Bowdoin man, 
Gideon L. Soule, of the class of 1818. His father 
was a famous principal of Phillips Exeter Acad- 
emy for half a century, and was one of President 
Hyde's instructors there. Gideon L. Soule had 
three sons, the eldest of whom, Charles Emery 
Soule, a leading New York lawyer, was a Bow- 


doin Graduate of the class of 1842. 

'69 Medic. — Dr. Ezra A. Hobbs, Framing-ham's 
oldest physician, died recently at his home. He 
was born in Berwick, Maine, and graduated from 
the Bowdoin Medical School in 1869. After tak- 
ing a post-graduate course in Bellevue College, 
New York, he began practise in Boston. He is 
survived by a widow and one son. 

'93. — Professor Reginald R. Goodell of Sim- 
mons College has recently been advanced in 
grade to the professorship of Romance Lan- 
guages. Previous to his work in Simmons Col- 
lege Professor Goodell had taught Romance Lan- 
guages in Bowdoin, the University of Maine, and 
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He 
is one of the four instructors who have been in 
the service of Simmons College since it was 
opened in 1902. In 1903 he was made Assistant 
Professor of Romance Languages and Associate 
Professor in 1906. Professor Goodell, as chair- 
man of the Department of Modern Languages, 
also has charge of the German Department. 

'08. — Charles Noyes Abbott of Cambridge, 
^Massachusetts, died a short time ago, of scarlet 
fever, after a week's illness. He graduated from 
the Harvard Law School in 191 1, and since then 
he has been with the firm of White and Barnes in 
the practise of law at Boston. He is survived 
by a wife and a son.'o9. — Anthony H. Fiske has recently been 
married to Miss Mildred Williams of Portland. 
Mr. Fiske is associated with the General Baking 
Powder Company of Jersey City, and will take 
up his residence in that city. 

'03.- — Mr. and Mrs. Philip Greeley Clifford of 
Carroll Street, Portland, Maine, are receiving 
congratulations on the birth of a daughter. 

'12. — Leland G. Means and Miss Sallie Kim- 
ball of Portland were united in marriage on 
March 31, at the home of the bride's grandpar- 
ents, Mr. and Mrs. John C. Small. The couple 
will reside at the corner of Spring and Emery 
Streets. Mr. Means has been in business at Port- 
land since graduating from Bowdoin. 

'15. — Maynard Hastings died March 27, as a 
result of a cold which developed into pneumonia. 
Since his graduation he had been principal of 
Norridgevvock High School. 

£-^-'15. — Aaron Winchenbach Hyler died Feb- 
ruary 25 at his home in Thomaston at the age of 
twenty-two years. He was compelled to leave 
college at the end of his Junior vear because of 
ill health and went to the Hebron Sanitarium, 
where he made a brave fight against the con- 
sumption which was gradually undermining his 

Born in Thomaston, Mr. Hvler received his 

preparatory education in the schools of that town, 
and entered Bowdoin in the fall of 191 1. Al- 
though a student here for only three years, he 
had gained an excellent reputation as a student 
when he was obliged to give up college at the end 
of his Junior year. He was a member of his 
class squad one year, and a member of the Classi- 
cal Club and the Debating Council. In spite of 
the fact that his health was poor, he maintained 
a cheerful disposition, and was popular among 
the students. 


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Bowdoin men will have an opportunity to hear 
Thomas Mott Osborne, former warden of Sing 
Sing, in the Union tomorrow afternoon. Al- 
though tomorrow is a holiday, a large number 
signified their intention of staying to hear the 
lecture. Mr. Osborne, who is a Harvard gradu- 
ate, was warden of Sing Sing for over a year, 
and instituted many reforms there. He is an 
authority on penal conditions and has written 
several books on the subject. Austin H. MacCor- 
mick '15, who was incarcerated by request in the 
state prison at Thomaston last summer will also 


Friday night has been set as the date for the 
Spring Rally and the Student Council is working 
on a program now that will outshine anything in 
the history of past rallies. Those who went last 
year remember the vaudeville, the musical com- 
edies, the enthusiastic speeches by the Bowdoin 
men who can make the snappiest speeches, and 
finally the songs and yells for the spring athletics. 
The reason for having it on Friday night is the 
Bates Meet next day and the track men must be 
given a good send-off. This is the big chance of 
the spring to show the teams that you are behind 
them and to let them tell you what they are go- 
ing to do. The Student Council are not saying 
anything about the program except that it will 
be the best ever. — Memorial Hall, 7:15. 


Bowdoin started its 1916 baseball season by los- 
ing to Wesleyan last Thursday with a score of 3 
to I. The first game was scheduled to be played 
with Harvard on Wednesday, but wet grounds 
caused it to be cancelled and the Trinity game 
was cancelled for the same reasons, while at 
Dartmouth six inches of snow fell on the day 
the game was scheduled. In the Wesleyan 
game the fault seemed to be Bowdoin's in- 
ability to hit the Middletown team's speedy twirl- 
er, Wescott, from whom but three hits were 
made. Brilliant fielding which shut off several 
runs was the feature of the Bowdoin team's play- 
ing. The game looked like a whitewash for 

Bowdoin until the eighth and last inning when 
Butterfield got to first on an error, stole second, 
and crossed the plate on another error. The 
game was called on account of darkness. 
The score : 


ab r bh po a e 

Chapin, c 3 1 2 10 2 1 

Markthaler, lb 2 10 

Becker, 2b .3 1 3 

Stookey, If 3 1 2 

Beeman, 3b 2 1 3 2 

Harman, rf 3 1 

Lawson, ss 3 1 1 

Webb, cf 1 1 1 1 

Westcott, p 3 

Totals 23 3 7 24 8 2 


ab r bh po a e 

Phillips, If 4 

Chapman, rf 4 1 

McBlwee, lb 4 1 9 

Finn, ss 2 1 1 4 

Donnell, 3b 2 2 2 

Goodskey, cf 2 1 1 

Bradfard, c 3 6 3 2 

Larrabee, 2b 3 2 2 

Butterfleld, p 3 1 3 1 

Totals 27 1 2 22 16 3 


Wesleyan 1 1 1 x — 3 

Bowdoin 1 — 1 

Three base hit, Webb. Stolen bases, Webb, Becker,. 
Larrabee, Finn 3, Goodskey. Double play, Donnell to 
Larrabee. Bases on balls, off Butterfleld, 3; off West- 
cott, 3. Struck out, by Westcott 9; by Butterfleld, 
3. Passed balls, Chapin 2, Bradford 2. Time, 1.55. 
Umpire, McCarthy of Hartford. 

The Amherst game was closely contended and 
resulted in a 2 to i victory for Bowdoin. There 
was a pitchers' battle between Seamans and 
White and the Bowdoin freshman twirler showed 
his mettle in this first 'varsity game. Timely hit- 
ting gave the Bowdoin team two runs in the 
fourth inning while Amherst was held scoreless 
until the seventh. Pratt Field was reported to 
be ifi a wet condition, especially in the outfield. 
Bowdoin's scores in the fourth inning came when 
McElwee followed Chapman's hit with a two- 
bagger. Finn than brought McElwee in with a 
long hit, aided by an Amherst misplay. In the 
seventh inning, Partenheimer, a pinch hitter for 
Amherst, with the bases full, scored See for Am- 
herst's only run. The Bowdoin team showed up 
in better form than in the Wesleyan game. White 
proved effective in the tight places, and struck 
out eight of the Amherst batters, allowing three 


The score : : April 25 

BOWDOIN Bates vs. Harvard at Cambridge, 

ab r bh po a e ° 

Phillips, If .- 3 APRIL 26 

McEiwee' lb ' '.'.'.'.\'.'.\'.\'.'.\'.'.'. .'.'.'.i 1 1 10 Bates VS. Tufts at Medford, Mass. 

Finn, ss' 4 2 2 3 . ^^^ 

Donnell, 3b 2 1 2 APRIL 29 

goodskey, cf 3 1 BowDOiN VS. Maine at Brunswick. 

Bradford, c 400921 

Larrabee, 2b 4 1 3 3 1 Bates VS. Maine Centrals at Portland. 

"^^'^"^ P :! lim Colby vs. Boston College at Waterville. 

Total 29 2 3 27 12 5 j^^^ 2 

AMHERST ^^^ ^^ ^^^ ^^ ^^ ^ g^jgg yg^ j^g^ Hampshire State at Durham, 

C. Seamans, If 3 1 NH 

Munroe, 2b 3 2 

Knauth. cf, lb 4 4 May T, 

Goodridge, lb. p 4 Oil 2 _ „ . , . , ijr . ■,, 

Goodrich, 3b 3 1 2 1 Colby VS. Maine at Waterville. 

Se?. c 4 1 1 7 1 Bates vs. Brown University at Providence, 

Widmayer, ss j. 400230 -' 

■Washburn, rf 3 R. I. 

Seamans, p 2 6 i\/r,„^ 

Partenheimer, cf 2 ^VlAY 4 

„ . , ^ T ~i7 ^ 77 ~r Bates vs. Worcester Polytechnic Institute at 

1 otal o^ 1 ^ ^ i 14 1 

Innings 123456789 Total Worcester. 

Bowdoin 00020000 — 2 A/Tav fi 

Amherst 00000010 0— 1 ^^^^^ ° 

Two base hits, McBiwee. Hits, off White 2, Sea- BowDOiN vs. Colby at Brunswick. 

mans 4. Sacrifice hits, Donnell, '.-'. Stolen bases. Phil- tm • t • 

lips 2, Chapman. Goodrich. Left on bases, Bowdoin Bates vs. Maine at Lewiston. 

6, Amherst 8. First base on balls, oft White 4. Sea- May IO 

mans 4. First base on errors. Bowdoin 1, Amherst 5. ivj. i u 

Struck out by White 8, by Seamans 4. by Goodrich 2. BOWDOIN VS. Colby at Waterville. 

Double plays, White, Bradford, Larrabee. Wind- -n , at • 4- r\ 

mayer, Goodridge, See. Finn. Larrabee, McElwee. Bates VS. Maine at Urono. 

Time, 2 h., 10 min. Umpire, Ennis. MaY IS 

BowDOiN VS. Maine at Orono. 

NON-MEMBERS OF A. S. B. C. May 17 

The Board of Managers announces that the Bowdoin vs. Tufts at Brunswick. 

following men are not members of the Associat- ^^^es vs. Colby at^Waterville. 

ed Students, and are, therefore, ineligible to rep- ,. . „ ,, ,,, 

. ., f- ,, • r ,, .t-i ^ Maine vs. Colby at Waterville. 

resent the College in any of the constituent or- _ _,.-'-.. 

• t- Bates vs. lufts at Lewiston. 

_ganizations ; . 

IQ16. — Bate, Canney, Cruff, Ramsdell, Stuart, „ rr^ r nr ,r , ^^ 

-r, ^7 t u- Bowdoin vs. Tufts at Medford, Mass. 

i homas, Yenetchi. ^^ . _ „ ,,, .,, ' 

^ . _ Maine vs. Colby at Waterville. 

191 7— Bowdoin, Campbell, Cook, Davis, ^^^^^ ^3 j^ew Hampshire State at Lewiston. 

Harrison, Hone, Keene, Kent, King, Peacock. May 24 

1918. — Bernard, Bigelow, Brierley, Claff, Bowdoin vs. Colby at Brunswick. 

Creighton, Davison, DeMott, French, Grant, Maine vs. Bates at Lewiston. 

Needleman, Peacock, Prosser, Sanderson, May 27 

Sloggett, Smith, Smith, Stewart, Wass, Whalen, Bowdoin vs. Maine at Orono. " 

Woodworth. Colby vs. Bates at Lewiston. 

1919.— Boratis, Caldwell, Canavello, Dunham, ^^^ 3° 

Leavitt, McCulloch, McDonald, McPherson, Bowdoin vs. Bates at Lewiston. 

Morrison, Pearson, Pierce, Tilley, Tuttle. June 2 

Special. Stevens G M Bowdoin vs. Bates at Brunswick. (Ivy Game.) 

' June 3 

Colby vs. Bates at Waterville. 


April 19 Bates vs. Colby at Gardiner. (Exhibition.) 

Bowdoin vs. Bates at Lewiston. (Exhibition.) „ ,, ,,, . J^^ '^ 

■ Tv/r • ^ 1L „, .,. ,^ , .. . Colby vs. Maine at Orono. 

Maine vs. Colby at Waterville. (Exhibition.) June 20 

April 22 Coombs game at Colby. 

Maine vs. Easterners at Brewer. June 21 

Alumni game at Bowdoin. 



At the last faculty meeting it was voted to 
have attendance at Plattsburg or a similar camp, 
together with a course of lectures on military 
science count as a semester course toward the 
bachelor's degree. The attendance at Plattsburg 
may come before or after the lectures. There 
can be nothing definitely done toward the lec- 
tures in military science until the meeting of the 
Boards in June. Two Bowdoin men attended 
Plattsburg last summer, and with this additional 
inducement there will doubtless be a large repre- 
sentation from here at the camps this year. A 
motion to have the attendance at Plattsburg sup- 
plant a year of physical training failed to pass. 
Bowdoin will enter in earnest into the prepared- 
ness movement next year, and in addition to the 
lecture course a military company may be estab- 

Thomas L. Pierce '98 and Ripley Dana '01, 
who have been appointed by the Military Train- 
ing Camps Association to interest alumni and 
tmdergraduates of Bowdoin in Plattsburg will be 
at the college tomorrow, to talk informally to all 
men who are interested in the Plattsburg move- 
ment. There will be no formal meeting but it is 
hoped that all the students who are interested will 
meet these men sometime during the day. 


Plans have been under way the past week to 
arrange for the usual series of interfraternity 
baseball games. There was some talk of abolish- 
mg this form of sport in the college as it was apt 
to interfere with the varsity work, but the Stu- 
dent Council at its meeting last week decided that 
this would not be desirable and we shall have the 
games with their good-natured rivalry this year, 
as in other years. The different fraternities have 
nearly all chosen captains and managers for their 
teams and this week the managers will meet and 
arrange the schedule. 

The captains and managers are : Alpha Delta 
Phi, captain, Woodman '16, manager, Bingham 
'17; Psi Upsilon, captain, Keene '17, manager, 
Chase '16; Delta Kappa Epsilon, captain-manag- 
er, Bartlett '17; Theta Deha Chi, captain, Beal 
'16, manager, Albion '18; Zeta Psi, manager, Mc- 
Naughton '17, captain not yet chosen; Phi Theta 
Upsilon, captain, Needleman '18, manager, Fill- 
more '17; Kappa Sigma, captain, Hight '16, man- 
ager, Wight '16; Delta Upsilon, captain, Greeley 
"17, manager. Bond '17; Beta Chi, captain, Rich- 
ardson '16, manager, Howard '18; Beta Theta 
Pi, captain-manager, Humphrey '17. 


Brunswick won from Lisbon Falls on last Fri- 
day evening in the final preliminary debates of 
the Bowdoin Interscholastic Debating League. 
Brunswick upheld the affirmative of the question: 
"Resolved, That the Garrison plan should be 
adopted as a military policy for the United States. 

The winning speakers were Philip Lovell, Jo- 
seph Rousseau and Ronald Tobey. The speakers 
for Lisbon Falls High were, Miss Hudla Miller, 
Clifford Varney and Fred Piers. 

The judges, Prof. Orren C. Hormell, Jacob '18, 
and Francis T. Garland principal of Topsham 
High School gave a unanimous decision. 

This places Brunswick in the finals of the in- 
interscholastic debating league which are to be 
held in Hubbard Hall next Friday afternoon and 
evening. At this time Portland High School, af- 
firmative will debate Edward Little High School, 
negative on the question : Resolved ; that the 
United States should take definite steps to bring 
about the formation of a Pan-American Union. 
Portland having defeated Cony High of Augus- 
ta and Edward Little having defeated Lewiston 
High. Also on Friday Brunswick High, affirm- 
ative will debate Biddeford High, negative on the 
question debated at Lisbon Falls last Friday. The 
winning teams will receive cups given by the 
Bowdoin Debating Council. 


The three hundreth anniversary of Shake- 
peare's death will be observed with special exer- 
cises at chapel vespers next Sunday. President 
Hyde and Professor Elliott will speak on Shake- 
speare at the service. At many colleges pageants 
will be given with scenes from his plays. An edi- 
tion of Macbeth, edited by Professor Johnson 
will appear in connection with Bowdoin's observ- 
ance of the tercentenary. 


The seventh annual competition of the New 
England Oratorical League will be held in Me- 
morial Hall, Thursday evening, May fourth. One 
representative from each of the four colleges 
in the League, Amherst, Bowdoin, Wesleyan and 
Williams, will deliver an original oration not 
more than 1500 words in length. 

A preliminary speaking contest will be held in 
Memorial Hall, Thursday, when a committee of 
the faculty will select a speaker to represent 
Bowdoin. Commencement parts or '68 parts may 
be used in this competition which is open to any 
student in college. 

Bowdoin won the competition last year and 
holds the record so far. 



Published everv Tdebday of the Collegiate tear by 

The Bowdoim Publishing Compant 

IN THE Interests of the Students of 


Donald W. Philbrick, 1917, Editor-in-Chief 

Robert G. Albion, 1918, 
William S. Cormack, 1917, 

Managing Editor 
Alumni Editor 

ROLLAND C. Farnham, 1919, On The Campus 

Clyde E. Stevens, 1919, The Other Colleges 

Frank E. Noyes, 1917 
Whitney Coombs, 1918 
Franklin D. MacCormick, 1918 
Bela W. Norton, 1918 
Gerald S. Joyce, 1918 
Raymond L. Atwood, 1919 

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. 


Percy F. Crane, 1917, 
Gerald S. Joyce, 1918, 
A. Otis Moulton, 1918, 

Business Manager 
Assistant Manager 
Assistant Manager 

Entered at Post Office at Br 

'ick as Second-Class Mail Matter 

Vol. XLVl. 

APRIL 18, 1916 No. 2 

Alumni Issue 

The next issue of the Orient will be an Alum- 
ni number It will be prepared and edited by a 
committee of the faculty working with the edi- 
torial board, as was the case with the Alumni is- 
sue last January and will again be sent free to all 
alumni of the college. 

The Rally 

The annual spring rally will be held Friday 
evening. Saturday is to be the start of our most 
successful season in track in recent years. The 
baseball team is about to commence the cham- 
pionship race with excellent prospects for a pen- 
nant. This rally should be the signal to the en- 
tire student body for a display of the fighting 

spirit which 

will carry both teams through to 

The Maintenance of the Union 

The Union has become an integral part of 
Bowdoin College. The list of gatherings now 
held there is becoming greater each week. It is 
filling a long-felt want, and its future mainten- 
ance must now be considered. 

In the collection taken among the alumni for 
the building over of the old Sargent Gymnasium, 
no provision was made for the maintenance of 
the new Union. The Governing Board of the 
Union and the Student Council feel that a part 
of this should be borne by the student body. The 
total annual expenses will be about nine hun- 
dred dollars. If each student were assessed a 
dollar a year, about one-half of this would be ac- 
counted for. The remainder could probably be 
obtained from the college. As a matter of con- 
venience this assessment should be added to the 
term-bill of each student. 

The Student Council has voted to submit such 
a plan to the student body. We hope that it will 
be accepted by them. The amount of the assess- 
ment will not prove a burden to anyone and the 
Union is to be used and enjoyed by the students 
as a whole. On them should rest a part of the 
responsibility for its maintenance. 

W. C. 

The Blanket Tax 

The trouble with the Blanket Tax lies in the 
indiiYerence of the student body. As a whole 
that body does not appreciate the relation of our 
athletic and other teams to the tax. There is not 
a student in the institution who is not interested 
in the welfare of our baseball and track teams, 
yet when it comes to paying the A. S. B. C. as- 
sessment those teams are left out of considera- 

We are printing in this issue a list of the men 
who have shown no inclination whatever to sup- 
port the student activities. But these are not the 
only offenders. There are at present over fifty 
men in college who have taken out extentions but 
have failed to pay when those extentions fell due. 
Apparently these men have given no thought to 
the payment of the tax and have made absolute- 
ly no provision to meet it. Such indifference to- 
wards this most vital organ of our student body 
augurs for the failure of the system. But we 
are sufficiently optimistic to feel that there is 
enough true spirit left in the college to forestall 
such an event. 

When the majority of the undergraduates real- 



ize that the success of our teams depends upon 
the financial as well as the moral support of all 
the students, social pressure will require every- 
one to meet the assessment. 

H. H. F. 


The latest acquisition to the Bowdoin College 
art collection is an exquisite old' piano, lent to 
the museum by Mrs. Charles W. Porter of Bruns- 
wick. It was given to Mrs. Porter by a descend- 
ant of its first owners and is said to be one of the 
first pianos made. The original owner was in- 
structed in piano-playing and in singing, and the 
instrument was considered so great a novelty at 
her time that interested groups of young people 
gathered outside her house to listen to the music 
of the pink and white beauty with her fascinating 

The piano is of mahogany with two narrow 
lines of inlay. It has six slender legs with brass 
ornamental bands at the top, and a pedal for one 
foot, far back, on the left. There is a small rest 
-for the music under the lid. It is strung like a 
harp and the notes still left suggest a harp-like 

The panel above the key-board is of white ma- 
hogany with carved or "pierced designs at each 
end. The marking in the middle is almost 
illegible, but one can make out the words IVm. 
Kearsing — London. The date, unfortunately, is 
nearly worn ofif. Mr. Steinert of Boston consid- 
ers the instrument a most interesting one, about 
one hundred and twenty-five years old. 

N. Hudson Moore in his book on old furniture, 
says that pianos were made in the wing shape 
like the harpsichords until 1760 when Zumpe 
made a square one. By 1800 there were a num- 
ber of makers 'in New York. 

We have every reason to believe that the beau- 
tiful instrument which has so graciously made 
its way into the Walker Art Building and which 
seems to fit so perfectly into its place in the Boyd 
Gallery was made in London, previous to 1800. 


Concerning Witt ex-ig who left college to play 
professional baseball with the Philadelphia 
.^ merican team. Manager Connie Mack says, 
"Beginning Saturday, I intend to play young 
Witt at shortstop. This youngster, a New Eng- 
land lad, comes to me with the reputation of be- 
ing one of the fastest semi-pro players in New 
Fngland. He is a natural hitter and a very good 
looking fielder." In Saturday's game against the 
Red Sox, Witt secured the only run that his team 
scored. He headed the batting order. 


100 yard dash. H. H. Cloudman '01, 9 4-5 sec- 

220 yard dash, H. H, Cloudman '01, E. C. Bates 
'g6, 22 1-5 seconds. 

440 yard dash, L. D. H. Weld '05, 51 4-5 sec- 

880 yard run, 1. W. Nutter '03, 2 minutes, 2 

1 mile run, H. J. Colbath '10. 4 minutes, 21 sec- 

2 mile run, H. J. Colbath '10, 9 minutes 56 1-5 

120 yard high hurdles, W. A. Savage '18, 16 1-5 

220 yard low hurdles, S. Edwards '10. 24 4-5 

Pole Vault, F. P. McKenney '15, 11 feet, 4 

Running High Jump, H. S. White' 17, 5 feet 
8;-2 inches. 

Running broad jump, H. P. Faulkner '13, 23, 
feet, J4 inch. 

Hammer throw, G. W. Leadbetter '16, 147 
feet, 9 inches. 

Discus throw, J. B. Moulton '16, 126 feet, 1% 

Shot put, B. C. Morrill '10, 41 feet, ^ inches. 


The interscholastic baseball league will this 
year consist of one division in which there are 
four teams: Brunswick, Hallowell, Lewiston and 
Morse High Schools. Assistant Manager Mac- 
Cormick has announced the following schedule : 

April 26. — Morse at Brunswick. 

April 29. — Brunswick at Lewiston. 

May 3. — Lewiston at Hallowell. 

May 10. — Hallowell at Lewiston. 

May 17. — Morse at Lewiston. 

May 20. — Hallowell at Bath. 

May 27. — Brunswick at Hallowell. 

May 30. — Morse at Hallowell. 

June I. — Lewiston at Bath. 

June 3. — Hallowell at Brunswick. 

June 7. — Lewiston at Brunswick. 

June 10. — Brunswick at Bath. 

-Vll Seniors whose names are on the provision- 
al list of Commencement speakers are required 
to write Commencement parts. .\ny other Senior 
may present a part in this competition. These 
parts should contain not over twelve hundred 
words, and will be due on Monday, May 15. The 
faculty judges are Professor Burnett, Professor 
Lutchins and Professor Van Cleve. 




"Ye call me Lord and do not the things that I 
say," was the text of Dr. Edward F. Sanderson, 
President of the Good Will Industries of Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., at chapel vespers Sunday. He com- 
pared the present situation of theoretical versus 
practical religion to a town in which many large 
buildings were used as lecture halls to describe 
the uses and preparation of leather, yet all the 
people of the town went barefoot. Like this, he 
said, is the community which preaches Christ and 
does not apply his teachings to every day life. 
He spoke of the work of Thomas Mott Osborne 
in applying the spirit of love as a working prin- 
ciple. He said that it was not commonly sup- 
posed that the spirit of love was a practical one 
to use in everyday business, but he showed by 
several examples that it often worked out to be 
the best policy. 

Dr. Sanderson was entertained at dinner Sun- 
day night by the Psi Upsilon fraternity of 
which he is a member. He is the last of the col- 
lege preachers this year. 


The Bowdoin Musical Clubs have arranged to 
have a Pop Concert and dance in the Town Hall 
next Monday night, April 24. The plan will 
necessarily involve great expense, so the patron- 
age of the student body is respectfully solicited. 
During the concert and dance, refreshments and 
smokes will be served. The tables will be grouped 
informally, six seats at a table. Fraternities de- 
siring grouped tables may obtain them from the 
management. The reserved seats are 50 cents. 
Seats in the gallery, which do not include tables, 
are 25 cents. 


Professor Langley reports that the bond nec- 
essary for getting rifles from the Springfield 
Arsenal was executed and forwarded to the 
Chief of Ordnance at Washington on April 4th. 
No acknowledgments have been received thus 
for, though letters of inquiry have been sent to 
Washington, Springfield and Augusta. 

Systematic shooting will begin at the earliest 
possible date and upon the results will depend our 
decision to enter a team in the National Intercol- 
legiate shoot from May 15th to June isth. This 
shoot would be held on our own range and re- 
sults approved by an official inspector from the 
N. R. A. 

The conditions of the match call for ten shoots 
at each of three distances ; 200 yards rapid fire, 
l:neeling from standing ; 300 and 500 yards slow 

fire using U. S. Army targets. 

The National matches will be held at Jackson- 
ville, Fla., Oct. 2oth, 1916 and it is hoped that 
Bowdoin will be represented. 


The meeting to discuss the reorganization of 
the Bowdoin Club was held last Tuesday after- 
noon in the Union. It was attended by a num- 
ber of faculty and non-fraternity men. The 
proposition was thoroughly discussed and it was 
decided to canvass the eligible men in college to 
obtain members for such a club. A petition for 
reorganization was drawn up by a committee 
composed of Professor Nixon, Cobb 'ly and 
Gardner '19. This has been circulated during the 
past week but the results are as yet uncertain. 

At a meeting of the Student Council held last 
week, it was voted that a referendum of a pro- 
posal to assess the student body fifty cents each a 
semester for the Union — for which the Boards 
will appropriate $400 in addition — be submitted 
to the students at the spring elections. This tax 
is intended for the support and upkeep of the 
Union and it is hoped that every Bowdoin stu- 
dent will see his duty in the matter. 

amiti) tfte jFacultp 

Mr. Evans will give a course in Physics at the 
Harvard Summer School. 

Professor Langley has been appointed delegate 
from Bowdoin to the dedication of the new build- 
ings at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
in June. 

At a recent incorporation of the Brunswick 
Golf Club Dean Sills was elected president of 
the club and Professor Woodruff was chosen 

Professor Bell will speak at the next meeting 
of the State Street parish club at the Congress 
Square Hotel in Portland, Friday evening. 

SDn tfie Campus 

Wednesday is a holiday. Adjourns. 

Term bills should be paid by April 21st. 

John O'Donnell, special, has left college. 

The Freshmen held a class meeting last Friday 

The band rehearsed Thursday night to tune up 
for the spring meets and ball games. 

Followers of Isaac Walton have been whipping 
the brooks in this vicinity for trout this week. 



Eaton ex-'jy was on the campus on his vaca- 
tion from Tufts. He is a candidate for the board 
of the Tufts Weekly. 

On the campus last week were : J. C Minot '96, 
H. J. Colbath '10, J. Tarbox '14, Tackaberry '15, 
B. M. Smithurst, ^a;-i8. 

The various tennis courts are being put in 
order now in the hope that we have at last seen 
the final snow storm of the year. 

Several members of the faculty and their 
wives will figure prominently in the Brunswick 
Dramatic Club's presentation of Barrie's "Lucy." 

A trip has been arranged for the Masque and 
■ Gown. The Ivy Play, "Mrs. Dot" will be pre- 
sented at West Roxbury on Saturday, May 20. 

Beta Theta Pi and Theta Delta Chi sent out 
invitations this week for their annual "At 
Homes," which will be held at the chapter houses 
Friday afternoon, April 28. 

25 major warnings and 89 minors were given 
out last week. A large number of minors were in 
physical training. Last year at this time there 
were 24 majors and 58 minors. 

Candidates for the spring tennis tournament 
should hand their names immediately to Stone 
'17, or to Norton '18. Candidates for assistant 
manager of tennis should report now. 

Members of the Psi Upsilon fraternity residing 
in Maine will have a reunion and banquet at the 
Falmouth Hotel, Portland, tonight. A hundred 
members are expected. Say ward '16 is underg- 
raduate chairman. 

The schedule for the second team is fast tak- 
ing form. Manager McCormick reports a game 
with Hebron May loth, and games pending with 
Bates second team, Portland High, Kent's Hill 
and Rockland A. C. 

Witt e;ir-'i9 appeared in the first game between 
the Athletics and the Red Sox as a pinch hitter 
for the Philadelphia team. He also played the 
full game on the Athletics against Richmond and 
brought in two runs. 

The period for the removal of incompletes is 
May I to May 15. Students desiring examina- 
tion should leave their names at the college of- 
fice with a list of subjects in which they wish to 
be examined before April 25. 

The Kappa Sigs piled up a big score against 
the Medics in baseball on the Delta Saturday. 
The score : 

KAPPA SIGS 21210592 0—22 

MEDICS 00120010 3 — 7 

Batteries: Moran '17, Campbell '16 and Robin- 
son '19; Matthews Medic '18 and Carde Medic 


Phi Theta Upsilon Fraternity 

April 14, 1916. 
The recent death of Brother Maynard Albert 
Hastings has brought grief to Phi Theta Upsilon. 
As a member of the class of 191 5, and as 
one of the most earnest and enthusiastic work- 
ers for the transforming of the Bowdoin Club 
into a new fraternity, Brother Hastings was 
known and esteemed. 

His nature was friendly and he believed in the 
social and intimate relations of fraternity life. 
Quiet, conscientious and studious, he went about 
his college duties without desire to attract atten- 
tion, and yet with firm purpose and resolve to 
put into his college work all that he had. Always 
gentle spirited and considerate of others, he was 
valued as a constant and enduring friend. 

Phi Theta Upsilon feels very deeply the loss of 
Brother Hastings and wishes to place on record 
this testimonial to his memory. 

Maurice Clifton Proctor, 

Roy Spear, 

Daniel Calhoun Roper, Jr. 

For Phi Theta Upsilon. 



19. Patriot's Day 

3 p.m. Thomas Mott Osborne "Prison Re- 
form," Memorial Hall. 

Bowdoin vs. Bates at Lewiston (exhibition) 

21. Interscholastic Debating Finals, Hubbard 

7.15 p.m. Spring Rally, Memorial Hall. 

22. 2.30 p.m. Dual Track Meet, Bowdoin vs. 

Bates, Whittier Field. 

23. Easter. 

5 p.m. Shakespeare Tercentenary Exer- 
cise, Chapel vespers. 

24. 8 p.m. Musical Clubs Pop Concert, Town 


28. Theta Delta Chi House Party. 
Beta Theta Pi House Party. 

29. Bowdoin vs. Maine, Whittier Field. 

alumni Department 

'71. — Word has recently been received of the 
death of Vernon Dana Price. Mr. Price was 
born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1848. Immediately 
after his graduation he went to Louisville, Ken- 
tucky, where he entered the manufacturing bus- 
iness. He stayed in this city until 1901 when his 
place of business was changed to Pittsburgh, 
Pennsylvania. He died on the 17th of Decem- 
ber, 1915. 



'86. — Professor Harry Ridgeaway Fling is the 
unfortunate sufferer from a badly dislocated 
shoulder, which he received as a result of a re- 
cent fire that destroyed the main building of the 
Oshkosh Normal School, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. 
While endeavoring to save some valuable books 
which belonged to the institution the fire shut off 
his escape from the second floor and he was 
obliged to jump from a window, in order to save 
his life. Professor Fling studied at the Univer- 
sity of Chicago after leaving Bowdoin, and then 
for four years was the principal of the high 
school at Old Orchard, Maine. Since then he 
has been a professor of Biology in the institution 
which he now serves. 

'86. — Dr. Charles A. Davis, Geologist of the 
Bureau of Mines, died at his residence in Wash- 
ington, D. C, on April gth, after a short illness. 
Dr. Davis was born in Portsmouth, N. H., in 
1861 ; he received the degree of Bachelor of Arts 
in 1886 and Master of Arts in 1889 from Bow- 
doin College, where he was elected to Phi Beta 
Kappa and was also a member of Alpha Delta 
Phi fraternity. He received the degree of Doc- 
tor of Philosophy from the University of Michi- 
gan in 1905. After having taught at Alma Col- 
lege and the University of Michigan for sever- 
al years, he was appointed peat expert in the 
United States Geological Survey in 1907, to 
which position he was appointed in 1910 in the 
Bureau of Mines when that bureau was organ- 
ized. His chief studies were on the nature, 
origin, occurrence, and use of peat, and on these 
subjects he was the foremost authority in the 
United States Dr. Davis was the editor of the 
Journal of the American Peat Society, a fellow 
of the Geological Society of America, and a 
member of many other scientific societies. He 
was the author of numerous Federal, State, and 
private reports on geological and other scientific 

'07. — Malon P. Whipple '07 who after making 
a record of great distinction at Bowdoin, con- 
tinued work in chemistry at Massachusetts In- 
stitute of Technology, has been made assistant 
superintendent of the Hudson Rubber Works at 
Hudson, Mass., where he has been for several 
years. This concern makes 15,000 pairs of rub- 

bers daily besides much rubber clothing, has 
orders for six months ahead, and is increasing 
its capacity as fast as room, help and machinery 
will allow. 

Boston University Law School 

Three years' course. Bowdoin graduates are per- 
mitted to take the course for the Bachelor's De- 
gree in two years, provided their college courses 
include certain legal studies (e. g. , Constitutional 
Law, etc.), and if they obtain high standing. 
Special scholarships (^50 per year) for college 
graduates. Address 

1 1 Ashburton Place, Boston. 

Fountain Pens 

Waterman's Ideal Paul B. Wirt 

V'arioui Styles of Bowdoin Seal Pins and Fobs 

Jeweler and Engraver 

)1 Maine Street 

Brunswick, Maine 

Clifton C. Pooler 


184 Clark St., Portland, Me. 


$2.00 per month up The A. Perow Co 

Agent, Herbert H. Foster, 7 Maine Hall 


Topsham's Dainty Shop 

All of Mother's Best Receipts 

The New England Teachers' Agency 


We give special attention to inquiries from Bowdoin men. 
G. W. Craigie, Manager, Graduate Class 1 907 




NO. 3 


The class of 1891, which celebrates its twenty- 
fifth anniversary this year, graduated 53 men. 
Since it left college nine of the number have 
died. Among them were some of its most prom- 
ising and beloved members. Riley, already a suc- 
cessful teacher in Drury College, died within a 
year of the day he took his degree. Cilley, son 
and grandson of two famous graduates of Bow- 
doin, died on the threshold of a career at the 
bar which, as all believe, would have been brilliant. 
Packard, a boy whom every one loved, died in the 
same year. Poor, who left family and life-work 
to become a volunteer soldier in the Spanish 
American War, was a victim to the unprepared- 
ness that made the volunteer training camp a 
national scandal. Home, an earnest and useful 
minister of the Gospel, died, worn out in a fight 
he led against the vicious and lawless liquor in- 
terests in a New Hampshire manufacturing town. 
Edward Newbegin, also a beloved and successful 
clergyman, died of typhoid fever in 1906. Bangs 
died untimely in 1909, and Parker in 1913. Only 
last year his classmates were grieved to learn of 
the passing of John Hastings, for twenty years 
a busy and faithful physician in Boston. 

Of the forty-four surviving members of the 
class, ten are practising lawyers. Burleigh has 
added to his profession the management of the 
large lumber interests of his family and has 
made his mark in the public life of his native 
state, where he has served as speaker of the 
State Legislature. W. M. Hilton has been coun- 
ty attorney of Lincoln County. Fish, Coding, 
Jarvis and Scales are in successful practise in 
Boston, Fish as a patent attorney and the others 
in general practise. Jarvis is a member of the 
present General Court of Massachusetts. Jordan 
is a leader of the bar in Charleston, the capital 
of West Virginia. Emerson Hilton, after ten 
highly successful years in the law, two of them in 
the office of county attorney, met with a most un- 
fortunate accident which has left him physically 
incapable of the career that his abilities prom- 
ised. Brown adds to his law work, business and 
real estate activities in Lynn and Peabody, Mas- 

Nine of 91's living members are physicians. 
After an interesting and romantic professional 
experience in Newfoundland, Burr has returned 
to his native state and is settled in Lisbon Falls. 
Drew and Mahoney have large practises in Bos- 
ton and Somerville respectively. Hunt is no less 
successful in East Orange, N. J., and Tukey has 
spent twenty years of very active medical work 
in Bridgeport, Conn. Ridlon was long the sur- 
geon-in-chief at the National Soldiers' Home in^ 
Togus, but is now in general practise in Portland. 
Jackson is physician to most of Woodstock, Vt., , 
and friend to all the town. Wright, after some- 
years of special practise as an oculist, is now 
connected with the U. S. Marine Hospital Serv- 
ice. Lincoln long ago entered the medical 
branch of missionary work, and as a teacher at 
St. John's College, Shanghai, China, and director- 
of its dispensary work is leading one of the most 
useful and helpful lives imaginable. 

Seven men have made teaching their life work.- 
Smith is head professor of Greek in Amherst 
College and Mallett has succeeded another Bow- 
doin man as the principal of the State Normal 
School in Farmington, Me. Dyer is a master at 
the Berkshire School, Sheffield, Mass. Erskine- 
and Dudley are high school principals and Lor- 
ing is a superintendent of schools in Plymouth 
Co., Massachusetts. Tibbetts at last reports was- 
teaching in California. Croswell was a success- 
ful principal of several Normal Training Schools,, 
till the state of his health obliged him to give 
up teaching. He is in the real estate business in 
Los Angeles. Thompson also had to give up 
teaching when his sight failed, and he has taken 
up dramatic reading with great success. 

Hardy, Noyes and the McDonald brothers are- 
all faithful and hard-working pastors. Ale.xander 
McDonald is at the head of a very interesting 
work among the isolated coast villages of eastern 
Maine. He visits a score of these places in his 
little steam launch and carries to hundreds of , 
homes Gospel privileges that they would other- 
wise be without. 

Cutts is a successful analytical chemist in New 
York. Charles Hastings is an important member 



of the staff of the Library of Congress in Wash- 
ington. Chapman, after some years of news- 
paper work in New York, has been for twenty 
years an editor of the Youth's Companion. Kel- 
ley is a dentist in Portland. Nelson and P. C. 
Newbegin entered the profession of engineering, 
Nelson at Rumford and Newbegin in Aroostook 
County. Newbegin has also been deeply inter- 
ested in railroad management in northern Maine. 

Business in one form or other has occupied the 
other members of the class — Minott, Porter, 
Simonton, Munsey, Drew and Foss. Minott has 
iDuilt ships in the old Phippsburg yard, and has 
served with credit in both branches of the Leg- 
islature. Porter has been both merchant and 
manufacturer of lumber. Simonton is in the dry 
goods business, and Munsey is in railroad work. 
Drew practised law for some years but when last 
heard from had gone into business. 

The twenty-fifth reunion of 1891 will be held 
on June 21st next. The class will have its head- 
quarters during Commencement week at No. 38 
College St., and it will celebrate the occasion by 
lunching at New Meadows Inn and dining at the 
Hotel Eagle on Wednesday. There is a good 
prospect that twenty-five or thirty of its mem- 
bers will return to Brunswick to take part in 
these festivities. 

H. S. C. '91. 


It is always a pleasure to represent the college 
at an alumni gathering. Those of us who are at 
Brunswick need the wider outlook that these 
meetings give. We need to recall for our own 
benefit that the college is something more com- 
prehensive than buildings and grounds and teach- 
ers and students ; that it is a great ideal institu- 
tion made up also of that devoted body of mem- 
ters scattered all over this land. "Where is 
Bowdoin College anyway?" one of our graduates 
in Philadelphia was recently asked. "Well, a part 
of it is in Brunswick, Maine," was the answer, 
"but another part is in New York. There's a 
piece of it in Boston and quite a lot of it in San 
Francisco. A few years ago you might have 
found a part of it at the North Pole. It's in 
Shanghai and London and Colon. Bowdoin Col- 
lege is located wherever you find a Bowdoin 
man." The answer is in the main correct. For 
the college is made of what we, her sons, think 
of her. To adapt the words of Kipling: 
"If Bowdoin were what Bowdoin seems 
And not the Bowdoin of our dreams 
But only stones and bricks and paint 
How quick we'd chuck her — But she ain't !" 
These alumni gatherings, moreover, bring us 

together also as college men. In the perfectly 
proper patriotism that places our own Alma 
Mater first, we should not forget that we are but 
a very small group of American college gradu- 
ates ; and that it is our pleasant duty to further 
the spirit of union and cooperation. In the first 
half century of Bowdoin's history there was, I 
take it, comparatively little of intensive alumni 
activity. It has been said, indeed, that the pres- 
ent alumni attitude in all our colleges is hardly 
older than the administration of the great Dr. 
Tucker of Dartmouth and has followed in the 
wake of intercollegiate athletics. The good that 
has come to us, as to all colleges, from increased 
alumni loyalty can not be estimated : it would 
nevertheless be a pity for us to lose our earlier 
and more catholic point of view that we belong 
to the greater body of college men. In the words 
of Newbolt we should strive 

"To count the life of battle good 
And dear the land that gave us birth 
And dearer yet the brotherhood 
That binds the brave of all the earth." 
Bowdoin has had many reasons to be grateful 
to her sister colleges. Of our seven presidents, 
only two have been graduates of Bowdoin, while 
two have come to us from Dartmouth, two from 
Harvard and one from Union. The college has 
been under the administration of our own grad- 
uates but sixteen years in her history ; and under 
the administration of graduates of other colleges, 
ninety-five years. At present the President and 
eighteen members of our faculty of thirty are 
graduates of other colleges. There is no fear of 
inbreeding at Bowdoin ; in this respect we are 
better off than are many small colleges. 

One distinction that clung to us, though falsely, 
these many years we have lost : we can no longer 
boast, if indeed we ever did, that Bowdoin has 
all she wants. We need an infirmary, a new dor- 
mitory and a swimming pool. There is each year 
a healthy and growing deficit: with the increase 
in the number of students we need continual ad- 
ditions to our funds; and those alumni who ad- 
vocate a college of 500 students or more should 
present the college with a million dollars to add 
to the endowment. Some economists have re- 
cently told us that the railroads of the country 
need as much capital, energy and intelligence ex- 
pended upon them in the next fifty years as were 
required for their development during the last 
fifty. Bowdoin College likewise requires and 
will require in the next half century as much 
sacrifice, as much devotion, as many gifts as have 
been lavished upon her with such generosity by 
her friends and alumni during the administration 
of President Hyde. 



There is not a great deal to say about the spe- 
cific work of the college during the past year. 
"Blessed is the country whose annals are 
empty"; and it has been a quiet and sane time 
with us. It is true that the toll time ever exacts 
has been unusually heavy. By the death of Gen- 
eral Hubbard the college has lost her most de- 
voted and generous benefactor, and the presi- 
dent, a most wise and loyal counselor. The late 
Dr. Little so performed his duties as scholar and 
librarian that the college library became of dis- 
tinct service not only to its own patrons but to 
the State. The most modest, self-sacrificing and 
courteous of souls, he has left behind him a 
blessed memory. With his passing there has 
gone from the faculty the one who by his large 
personal acquaintance and his intimate knowl- 
edge of Bowdoin's history and of the careers of 
her sons did far more than any other person to 
bind the alumni to the college. The faculty real- 
izes only too well that without the presence of 
Professors Lee, Robinson, Chapman and Little 
the campus must seem a very different place to 
many of the alumni; and we ask of the older 
graduates in particular patience and indulgence 
if they are not so often personally greeted as 
they used to be by those cordial hands that are 
now still. 

We have had during the past year the usual 
happenings that cheer : — the winning once more 
of the Rhodes Scholarship for Maine (Bowdoin 
has lost this but once since there has been gen- 
eral competition) ; the winning of the intercolle- 
giate prize speaking, in which the other colleges 
represented are Amherst, Brown, Wesleyan and 
Williams, for the third time out of the six con- 
tests; the steady if exasperatingly slow improve- 
ment in the athletic situation; the opening under 
very favorable circumstances of the useful and 
attractive Bowdoin Union. We are again singu- 
larly fortunate in the four men who have been 
added to the faculty as instructors. After all, the 
teaching force is the real heart of the college. 
There must be administrative officers with their 
pernicious activities ; there must be alumni asso- 
ciations and undergraduate competitions of all 
sorts; but the college is a mere empty shell, un- 
worthy of its name, unless there are men devot- 
ing themselves to the task of arousing in the stu- 
dent intellectual interests and ambitions. The 
figure, quaint if you will, of the unworldly, ab- 
sent-minded professor, absorbed in his work and 
in his desire to kindle in youth some spark of the 
love for knowledge, seems to some a more worthy 
symbol of the college than the splendid young 
athlete, the successful administrator, or the solid 
business man. 

At Brunswick we have all, students and fac- 
ulty, read with interest and mingled feelings 
President Foster's Atlantic article on "An Indict- 
ment of Intercollegiate Athletics." As Dr. Low- 
ell of Harvard says, we cannot have too much 
athletics of the right sort. But there is one phase 
of athletics not often remarked which seems to 
me even more dangerous than is professionalism. 
The great trouble with athletics is not that they 
require too much time from the students for 
their actual pursuit, nor even that because of 
training seasons and trips abroad they interfere 
too much with college work. Such troubles can 
be easily regulated. But athletics so fill the 
horizon of the typical undergraduate and often 
of the young graduate that other things are ne- 
glected or not regarded as of such importance. 
In the last eighteen months many a student has 
read the athletic columns of our newspapers with 
more attention and zeal than he has read about 
the war. He is, to be sure, no worse than many 
of his elders. But we have a right to expect 
from our colleges an intelligent interest on the 
part of undergraduates in state, national and in- 
ternational affairs. One reason why we do not 
always get such interest is organized athletics. 
Oxford used to be called the home of lost causes. 
Our campus is too often merely the home of lost 

With these considerations in mind it is for- 
tunate that in so many quarters active efforts 
are being made to direct the attention of col- 
legians toward their duty to the State in war as 
well as in peace. At Bowdoin there is no thought 
of militarism nor of compulsory service. The 
faculty is of the opinion that students who have 
the time and means will perform a patriotic serv- 
ice by attending the summer military camps at 
Plattsburg or elsewhere, and that they should be 
given credit toward their degree for such work, 
if properly supplemented by lectures in military 
science to be given at the college. Exactly on 
what lines this policy can be carried out, it would 
be premature to say. But one thing is clear. The 
students in our colleges must be trained in 
patriotism and in good citizenship, as in other 
things ; and must be taught that they are not to 
look forward so much to being cared for by the 
State as to doing something for the State. One 
advantage of voluntary military service is that it 
gives concrete form to such an ideal. The obli- 
gation on the American colleges to lead along 
these lines was never clearer than it is today. 
Owen Wister in his "Pentecost of Calamity" puts 
a pertinent question when he asks if in the past 
eighteen dreadful months our universities and 
colleges have been true to their duties to the 



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American people. If we become so engrossed in 
outer prosperity, so fearful of risking comfort 
and ease, so indifferent toward peoples struggling 
for freedom and liberty, we may wake up some 
day to find that in the great fight for democracy 
America has not taken her rightful part. 


(Note, for the older alumni: On the campus 
there are differences of opinion in regard to the right 
college time. "We follow the chapel bell, but our faith 
in it is not unshaken. We unanimously agree, how- 
ever, that the clock in the Science Building, though 
the most prominent clock in college, is consistently 

The Science Clock and Chapel Bell 

Were talking late at night. 
"Your time is bad," the Clock remarked, 

"But I can set you right." 
The other rolled his tongue, and said, 

"The moon is shining bright." 

"See here," the nimble Clock replied, 

"You're ignorant and crude; 
My sharper ring is better far 

To guide the youthful brood." 
The humble clumsy Bell it sighed, 

"I think your works are stewed." 

The Clock in militant voice returned. 

"How can you dare to scold? 
You often speak at the wrong time. 

You're whimsical — not bold.'" 
The Bell replied in wobbly tones, 

"I speak but when I'm tolled." 

Th' aristocratic Clock chimed in : 

"That's it, that's just the point ; 
The other clocks all differ, and 

It's plain we should anoint 
A king, that's ME — "(The big Bell groaned, 

"The times are out of joint") — 

"For what we need is centralized 

And scientific rule. 
But you're a dull religious sort 

Of democratic tool." 
The Bell remarked, "Review your works, 

You clever little fool." E. 

Hon. Edward C. Plummer '87 of Bath was one 
ot the speakers at the Boston Alumni Dinner on 
January 13. After narrating inimitably some of 
the humorous pranks of his college days, he 
struck a deep note of seriousness. All who heard 
him, as well as those who did not, will be interest- 
ed in reading the closing sentences of his speech : 
"Those years of college life — years so unlike 

all others ! When Life thrilled with the glow of 
the morning; when Hope faced the future with 
defiant eyes; when Ambition ranged the whole 
world and saw no impassable barriers there; 
when friendships were disinterested ; when a man 
was valued for what he was and not for what 
his clothes proclaimed ; when we held with care- 
less clasp that priceless treasure — our unused 
years ! 

"But when the elder graduate returns to his old 
college home he misses the forms of those who 
once so impressed their personality there. Of 
all those professors who constituted Bowdoin's 
eminent faculty when I entered, only one re- 
mains. So swiftly whirls the wheel of time ! The 
benign Packard ; the critical Avery ; those two 
who understood the heart of youth so well — Rob- 
ison and Lee; the gentle scholar. Little — all are 
gone ; and that other, whom many of us saw for 
the last time as he stood in Memorial Hall, the 
softened light from a cathedral falling upon his 
countenance so that it seemed as if it was of him 
his favorite poet had written : 

'There, looking upward, full of grace, 
'He sang; and from the sacred place 
'God's glory shone upon his face.' 
"And so I like to remember him as he stood 
there then — that light upon his face; leading in 
song the gathered children of the college he loved 
so well, our — 'Harry.' " 


On April 19 President Wilson appointed 
William M. Ingraham Assistant Secretary of 
War. Mr. Ingraham was born in Portland, No- 
vember 2, 1870, the son of Darius H. and Ella 
Moulton Ingraham. After his graduation from 
Bowdoin he studied law in the Harvard Law 
School and in the office of Hon. Augustus F. 
Moulton and was admitted to the bar in 1897. He 
at once began practise in Portland. On June i, 
1901, he married Miss Jessamine P. Damsel of 
Evanston, 111. Mr. Ingraham was elected Judge 
of the Probate Court of Cumberland County in 
1906, and held this office until 1914. In 1915 he 
was Mayor of Portland. 


Dr. Carl Merrill Robinson, one of the 
prominent physicians of Portland, will leave for 
Europe about the middle of next month, where 
he will serve in one of the base hospitals, 
probably in France. After his graduation from 
the Harvard Medical School in 191 1, he spent 
several years in the Rhode Island and Massa- 
chusetts General Hospitals, before beginning his 
practise in Portland. 



Published every Tdesday of the Collegiate yeak B^ 
The BOWDOIN Fublishikg Compamv 

IN THE Interests of the Students of 


Professor Wilmot B. Mitchell 
Professor George T. Files 
Professor George R. Ellioit 

Donald W. Philbrick, 1917, Editor-in-Chief 

Robert G. Albion, 1918, Managing Editor 

William S. Cormack, 191 7, 

Alumni Editor 

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Vol. XLVl. 

APRIL 25, 1916 No. 3 

Alumni Help 

The Orient wishes to thank the class sec- 
retaries, who have rendered valuable assistance 
in collecting alumni news, also the many other 
graduates who have sent back encouraging words 
of appreciation of the fi?st Alumni Number. 
The Orient welcomes both friendly advice and 
adverse criticism; and it wishes the alumni to 
remember that it is their medium of expression, 
that the main purpose of these special numbers 
is to keep the graduates in touch with the active 
life of the college and with one another, and that 
any communication which helps to accomplish 
that end it receives with gratitude. 

Citizenship and the College 

Two significant changes in the curriculum 
have been discussed by the Faculty since the last 
Alumni Issue. The first has to do with military 
training. It is proposed to count towards a de- 
gree work done during the summer at military 
camps like Plattsburg, provided this work is sup- 
plemented by instruction in military science at 
the college. This means that the college wishes 
to do its part in preparing for war, if war must 
come. But, like every Christian institution of 
learning, it believes in war only as a last resort 
— to maintain the nation's honor, to defend the 
rights of humanity. It would no less prepare its 
students for peace — to do well the civic duties 
that devolve upon them at all times. As a step 
towards this its courses in history and govern- 
ment have been reorganized and extended. 

These changes, perhaps not great in them- 
selves, are significant because they reflect a 
marked trend in the American college world and 
especially at Bowdoin. Four years ago President 
Hadley of Yale, speaking to the assembled repre- 
sentatives of many colleges, asserted that in a 
republic like ours the prime duty of a college is 
training for good citizenship. Never has that 
duty lain more heavily upon the college than it 
does today. During the last two years, in books 
and magazines widely read, many startling opin- 
ions concerning the forms, powers and rights of 
governments have been advanced. We have been 
told that no such thing as international law ex- 
ists; that treaties are but mere scraps of paper; 
that small nations have but small rights ; that 
governments do not "derive their just powers 
from the consent of the governed;" and that de- 
mocracy at best is but an inefficient and blunder- 
ing form of government. What greater duty 
can rest upon a college than to give young men 
as clear an insight as possible into the rights 
and powers and duties of nations and sane and 
stimulating instruction concerning the responsi- 
bilities of citizenship? 


For three years and a half the Bowdoin Club 
gave many fraternity privileges, at much less 
than fraternity cost, to about forty of the con- 
stantly increasing number of undergraduates, 
who for one reason or another did not join fra- 
ternities, the membership of the Club being lim- 
ited chiefly by the physical limitations of the 
club house. On the whole, the Club had been a 
distinct success. Its members had enjoyed the 
many advantages that come from close associa- 
tion and solidarity : their life in college and their 



visits to the college after graduation had been 
made much more pleasant. Graduate members 
of the Club who remembered the old life of the 
non-fraternity man have spoken enthusiastically 
of the new opportunities which the Club afforded. 

When the Bowdoin Club was organized in 
1 91 3, there were about fifty non-fraternity men 
in the college. Nov\', after the formation of two 
new Greek letter societies which include all the 
undergraduate members of what was until this 
semester the Bowdoin Club, there are still about 
fifty non-fraternity men in college. The fact that 
the old club has temporarily disappeared in these 
two societies is quite what was to be expected as 
the college grew in numbers and is precisely what 
is necessary if a Bowdoin Club, with its accom- 
modation for about forty men only, is to be the 
home of all the non-fraternity men in college 
who wish to become its members. If members 
of the Bowdoin Club had decided to form a new 
Greek letter society at a time when there were 
not enough men left in college to form a new 
Bowdoin Club, the Club would have proved itself 
a failure. As it is, it must be regarded as having 
fulfilled its purpose hitherto, and it is certainly 
the hope of the Faculty and of others who know 
the past and present situation of the non-fra- 
ternity man at Bowdoin that the Bowdoin Club 
will be reorganized. 

The situation now is nearly what it was when 
the Club was first formed to meet what seemed a 
very imperious moral demand upon the college, 
though a demand not formulated by the men who 
were to be the Club's chief beneficiaries. Today, 
having, as' we do, the club house and its equipment, 
and knowing that there are many non-fraternity 
men in college who really want such a club, it 
would be very unfortunate if it were allowed to 
die. About twenty of these men have already 
pledged themselves to join the Club — in case they 
do not leave college or join fraternities — if it is 
reorganized on its former basis, and there is little 
question of more such men coming in. With the 
addition of the ten or fifteen Freshmen whom 
the club might expect to take in next fall, these 
me'n should be able to meet all the Club's financial 
obligations as successfully as has been the case 
in the past. 

Paul Nixon. 


There will be a meeting next Tuesday at 
which several Bowdoin alumni and others promi- 
nent in military matters will speak before the 
students concerning the formation of a military 
company here, and to further the Plattsburg cam- 

paigning. General Leonard Wood is to speak 
under the auspices of the Ibis this spring. The 
speakers next Tuesday will set forth the Fed- 
eralized militia plan, but it is uncertain as to the 
nature of the military organization which would 
be formed here. 

The Commencement play will this year be 
Shakespeare's ''The Taming of the Shrew." It 
will be presented on the steps of the Art Building 
in the evening, instead of the afternoon as here- 
tofore, of Wednesday, June 21. It is expected 
that this change will much enhance the attrac- 
tiveness of the performance. Every effort will 
be made to bring out the scenic effect of the 
beautiful entrance-way to the building. Mr. Lor- 
ing Pratt '12, of the General Electric Company, 
New York, has kindly offered to help with the 
lighting effects and to provide special apparatus. 
The play will begin at eight o'clock and be over 
at ten. Mail, orders for seats will be filled as in 
previous years. The price of reserved seats is 
fifty cents. Checks should be made payable to 
J. B. Stride, Manager. 


There are now living 2050 Bowdoin alumni. 
Of these 1961 are distributed over the world as 
follows: Maine, 808; Massachusetts, 407; New 
York, 192; New Hampshire, 68; California, 55; 
New Jersey, 35 : Pennsylvania, 35 ; Minnesota, 
25; Ohio, 17; Rhode Island, 15; Vermont, 13; 
Missouri, 12; Washington, 11 ; Colorado, 11 ; Can- 
ada, 8; Texas, 7; Oregon, 8; China, 6; Indiana, 
6; Oklahoma, 6; Iowa, 5; North Carolina, 5; 
England, 4; Florida, 4; Maryland, 4; Tennessee, 
4;' Arizona, 3; Kansas, 3; Philippine Islands, 37 
Porto Rico, 3 ; Panama, 3 ; Utah, 3 ; Mexico, 3 : 
Arkansas, 2 ; Georgia, 2 ; Idaho, 2 ; Japan, 2 ; Ne- 
braska, 2 ; North Dakota, 2 ; Virginia, 2 ; West 
Virginia, 2 ; Alaska, I ; Cuba, i ; France, i ; 
Hawaii, i ; Honolulu, i ; India, i ; Palestine, i r 
Sweden, i. 

The class of 1911 will hold its fifth reunion 
this Commencement. The committee in charge 
of the reunion is making an effort to have all non- 
graduate members back, as well as those who re- 
mained to graduate. The committee announces 
that at the reunion the class will follow no pre- 
cedents and that nothing from the start of the 
performance to the final dropping of the curtain 
will be similar to any reunion which has gone 
before. Arthur H. Cole is chairman of the com- 
mittee in charge of the reunion. 



The Bowdoin Union was dedicated to general 
student service on April 4, 1916, with an inform- 
al sociable attended by three hundred college 
men. From the day of its opening, informal so- 
ciability has been the dominating influence in the 
Union's use. 

The management and care of the Union have 
rested essentially upon student officers. The gov- 
erning board is made up of seven men. Two sen- 
iors, two juniors, and one sophomore are elected 
annually, and two faculty members are chosen 
in alternate years to serve two years. All 
matters of general policy are decided by the 
governing board, and each member is assigned 
■one day a week for inspection duty. The actual 
■care of the building is vested in five student at- 
tendants. These men work seventeen hours a 
Aveek and receive for this service $2.50. 

The Union serves three types of needs : for 
general student recreation, for open student gath- 
erings, and for closed meetings. A census made 
by an attendant covering one week shows that 
90% of the student body made use of the priv- 
ileges of the building in that time, and this is not 
an excessive measure of the Union's popularity. 
For pool and billiards a nominal charge is made, 
and this revenue combined with the income from 
a small store at the desk has made it possible to 
earn a net amount of about $1.25 per week. 

During the term there have been given in the 
Union nine lectures, the most of them illustrated, 
before audiences of from sixty to two hundred 
and fifty people. There have also been one col- 
lege debate, two college teas and several smaller 
club meetings. The spirit of social ease stimu- 
lated by the cheerful fireplace and comfortable 



appointments makes the Union particularly adapt- 
ed for such service as this. The precedent 
of holding fraternity house parties in the Union 
is about to be established. For such a closed 
meeting a charge is made to cover financial loss, 
janitor service, and loss of privilege to other 
students. This charge is small enough to com- 
pete with down town hall rentals, and the advan- 
tages of being on the campus are innumerable. 

In every respect the Union has justified itself. 
We may hope that each succeeding class will 
widen the field of its possibilities and further em- 
phasize its value to the college. 

M. E. L. 



This volume is an attempt to formulate the es- 
sence of Christianity, divested of all theology and 
metaphysic, as a rule of life and in its terms to 
state what men ought to do in the chief fields of 
conduct. The logic inherent in the presentation 
runs about as follows : Let us abandon, for the 
moment, the attempt to establish the validity of 
Christianity by historical evidence that Christ 
once lived and declared the doctrines attributed 
to him. Let us rather ask what it is, essentially, 
that Christianity has to say to the world ; and, 
in that content, ask its justification in such wise 
as to force the conclusion that if the world for- 
got the origin of Christianity or denied the 
theory or revelation or even found no satisfac- 
tory evidence for a historic Christ, it would still, 
merely on comprehending Christianity, in its es- 
sence, insist on giving allegiance to it. That es- 
sence is declared to consist in an ideal of living, 
mutual good will. Assuming this without his- 
torical or critical discussion, the author urges 
that this ideal is really what men already most 
deeply approve ; and he calls, in evidence, the wit- 
ness of ''contemporary scriptures," as represent- 
ed by eight authors, in the widely varying fields 
of history, biography, literature and social re- 
form. He gives practical illustrations in many 
fields ; and then, turning to the reader, he asks, 
in effect : Can you yourself find a life-pattern 
that you more deeply approve, whatever the 
source? And if not, what sounder evidence do 
you want for the validity of Christianity? Can 
God's will be less noble than man's? 

The author refrains from offering any proof 
that this method of argument is sound, but cer- 
tainly not because it is incapable of logical de- 

The body of the book consists in the applica- 
tion of good will as a standard of morals, in the 
following ways : A man's first practical question 
in any situation must be : What does good will 
require of me here? The "contemporary scrip- 
ture," quoted in witness is Jerome's "The Pass- 
ing of the Third Floor Back." 

From the neglect of this principle of good will 
follow all the meanness and selfishness of the 
natural man, of which he becomes heartily 
ashamed when he catches the vision of good will. 
Masefield in "The Everlasting Mercy" and "The- 
Widow in the Bye Street," is the modern prophet 
of this doctrine. Such self-conviction, which is 
repentance, is the one prerequisite to forgiveness, 
until seventy times seven, as Thomas Mott 
Osborne declares in "Behind Prison Bars." The 
man's vocation must thereupon be made a com- 
plete expression of good will, wherein he seeks- 
not his private good merely but the good of all 
concerned by his work. Such an ideal was^ 
exemplified in the life of William H. Baldwin, 
Jr., as set forth in "An American Citizen" by 
John Graham Brooks. But every expression of 
good will brings its own cost, a sacrifice, to be 
cheerfully welcomed. Belgium bravely found 
this true. Charles Sarolea declared of her, in 
"How Belgium Saved Europe": "She has lost 
everything, but she has saved her own soul, and 
she has saved the liberties of Europe." From 
such continuous expression of good will flow, as- 
by-products, all the special virtues. Kennedy 
pointed this out to the theatrical public in "The 
Servant in the House;" while Riis, in "The Mak- 
ing of an American" and "The Battle with the 
Slum," showed that all secular institutions find 
their justification as widened fields for the exer- 
cise of good will. Finally, religious institutions 
are justified as aids in the cultivation and prop- 
agation of good will ; — a doctrine preached by 
Winston Churchill in "The Inside of the Cup." 

"The Gospel of Good Will" was given on the- 
Lyman Beecher Foundation at Yale University, 
in February, 1916, in the form of lectures on 
preaching. To this circumstance the book owes, 
its literary form, each chapter offering a text, a 
lesson and a sermon, the entire series developing- 
what the author calls the commissions of the 
preacher. To the latter is shown, in terms of a 
liberalized theology, what to preach, with the in- 
cidental advice never to preach concrete acts, al- 
ways to preach principles. 

The author's insight and well-known power of 
vivid, concrete exposition of the business of life, 
which have commanded for him so extended a 
public outside the college and so large a follow- 
ing among the undergraduates, are admirably 



shown in his latest volume. He pauses over ab- 
stract principles — and some may regret this — 
only long enough to adjust them to the reader's 
eye, who forthwith beholds the lives of men and 
God in a vision of glorious harmony; from which 
the eager observer turns with new regret to the 
actual situation. He is left with a vivid sense 
that here is a method of life, within the grasp of 
every man, fit to remove all our present dismay- 
ing social conflict; and that short of its use so- 
ciety must forever flounder and men despair. 
The expression of the thought reveals now and 
again the power of sententious statement for 
which the President of our College is becoming 
more and more noted. 

When, however, he commits himself, as he 
seems to do on p. 243, to the pragmatic test of 
truth an opponent of this philosophy must speak 
out. This may be a mere inadvertence of 
language. Certainly the position is assumed 
without discussion and is not necessary to the 
main argument. No one objects to the prag- 
matic test for correct application of principles ; 
but the pragmatism which seems to move so mas- 
terfully over the entire field of thought has yet to 
■devise a pragmatic test for itself. 

President Hyde is recognized as one of the 
leaders in liberal religious insight in this coun- 
try. He is constructive in attitude and notably 
skillful in pointing out the tenable meanings that 
still belong to historic theological doctrines. This 
volume shows him again at the front, to persuade 
•of the real meaning of religion and to defend it 
from the hands of its friends. 

Charles T. Burnett. 


In a recent issue of the Colby Echo appeared 
a statement that that college has a total of 152 
graduates in "Who's Who in New England" and 
that it is doubtful if any other New England col- 
lege has as enviable a record. A member of the 
Orient staff has tabulated the number of Bow- 
•doin graduates in the book in question, and found 
that a total of 454 graduates out of a possible 
1351, who reside in New England, are listed in 
"Who's Who in New England" for 1916. This 
gives Bowdoin a percentage of 33.69, while 
Colby, according to the Echo's figures, has only 
20 per cent. Lack of space forbids publishing a 
•complete list of Bowdoin's graduates, but the 
number of men listed from each class is as fol- 
lows: 1840, i; 1841, I; 1848, 2; 1850, 2; 1852, 2; 
1854, 5; 1855, I ; 1856, 7; 1857, 10; 1858, 4; 1859, 
4; i860, 7; 1861, 10; 1862, 8; 1863, 4; 1864, 5; 
1865, 3; 1866, 3: 1867, 5; 1868, 4; 1869, 8; 1870, 
4; 1871, 3; 1872, 7; 1873, 12; 1874, 14; 1875, 11; 

1876, 9; 1877, 13; 1878, 8; 1879, 9; 1880, 9; 1881, 
15; 1882, 9; 1883, 9; 1884, 9; 1885, 9; 1886, 3; 
1887, 9; 1888, 12; 1889, 10; 1890, 13; 1891, 20; 

1892, 11; 1893, 10; 1894 18; 1895, 17; 1896, 13; 

1897, II; 1898, 13; 1899, 7; 1900, 7; 1901, 7; 1902, 
6; 1903, 4; 1904, i; 1905, 3; 1906, 2; 1907, 2; 
1908, i; 1909, 3; 1910, i; 191 1, I. Of the gradu- 
ates of the Bowdoin Medical School 180 out of 
a possible 495 appear, making over 36 per cent, 
for that institution. 


During the winter several meetings of the 
treasurers of the eight chapter-house corpora- 
tions and the stewards of the dining clubs have 
been held on the campus for the discussion of fi- 
nancial problems common to all the fraternities. 
These have led to the formation of an associa- 
tion, of which Professor i\'Iitchell is President, 
Professor Cram, Secretary, and Mr. Furbish, 
Treasurer. The purpose of this association is to 
bring the corporations more closely together and 
to assist the club stewards in collective buying. In 
connection with the latter some interesting fig- 
ures have been brought to light. During the year 
eight dining clubs use 15000 lbs. of sugar, 6204 
lbs. of butter, 2440 lbs. of lard, 1170 bushels of 
potatoes and 139 barrels of flour. No count has 
yet been made of the number of sheep, oxen, 
calves, chickens, turkeys and pigs that are de- 
voured in a year ; but evidently the day when the 
anemic college student starved in a garret has 
long gone by. 



Bowdoin has been well represented at the Har- 
vard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in 
the past fifteen years. During that time, 121 
Bowdoin men have pursued courses in the school, 
and there are only four colleges besides Harvard 
ahead of us in that respect, Dartmouth, Yale, 
Amherst and Brown, in the order named. There 
are fifteen Bowdoin men in the school at present, 
and thirteen others in the professional school. 


The annual spring rally was held last Friday 
evening in Memorial Hall. Music was furnished 
by the college band, and pipes and tobacco were 
supplied. Leadbetter '16, acting as chairman, in- 
troduced the following speakers : Coach Magee, 
Capt. McElwee '16, Professor Langley, and A. 
D. Welch '12, of Portland, all of whom predicted 
successful baseball and track seasons. College 
cheers were given at various intervals, led by 
Marston '17. 




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

To the Editor of the Orient : 

In the last alumni number of the Orient 
friends of the college were asked to exert them- 
selves persoiially and actively in sending to Bow- 
doin next fall men who could lend strength to 
the football squad. The renewal of such an ap- 
peal inay be unnecessary, yet the need for such 
work seems imperative and the time of the year 
when it should prove inost effective has arrived. 

Of last year's squad scarcely half a dozen men 
will remain, and not all of these would rank as 
among the main supports of the team. In the 
present freshman class, excellent as it is in many 
ways, no man of 'varsity football calibre has yet 
been found. If next year's class is to be equally 
deficient in this respect, it is hard to see how a 
team capable of even moderate success is to be 
secured. There will be an excellent captain and, 
thanks to generous alumni effort, there wiU prob- 
ably be an excellent coach, but coaches and cap- 
tains cannot make material. 

It is sometimes argued nowadays that the sit- 
uation of the college and its standards of scholar- 
ship and amateurism leave to it only the alter- 
natives of dropping football as an intercollegiate 
sport or resigning itself to an annual series of 
defeats. But neither alternative is a pleasant one 
nor one which the aluinni will accept while any 
effort to get the right men in the right way re- 
mains untried. The right way is simple but not 
always an easy one. Individual alumni and 
groups of alumni must search the schools for 
the right men, must concentrate their efforts on 
them, must give actual time and labor in talking 
to them and showing them the things which only 
the small college can give and the things which 
Bowdoin can give more fully than any other col- 
lege of its class. They can truthfully boast that 
it is a college in which rich boy and poor boy, 
city boy and country boy, scholar, athlete, mu- 
sician and debater may all feel at home, where 
standing depends only upon worth and achieve- 
ment — and where standing is worth while. 

If they will tell such things, will show real, 
active and sustained interest in the boys they 
find, will give the college a chance to show its in- 
terest in them, will send these boys to see it or at 
least to study it, then surely the standing of Bow- 
doin in any sport inay be as properly maintained 
as its standing in other respects. But all of this 
means steady work and work that cannot be put 
off. Perhaps to some of the friends of the col- 

lege it may not seein worth while ; perhaps they 
are doing all they can. Each must answer these 
questions for himself. 



Bad weather has followed the baseball team 
persistently during the training season. Games 
with Harvard and Dartrnouth were cancelled on 
account of weather, while conditions have not 
been good in any of the four games played thus 
far. Bowdoin enters the Maine championship 
series next Saturday with two victories and two 
defeats. Bowdoin won from Amherst 2 to i and 
from the Portland Eastern League team 3 to i, 
but lost to Wesleyan 3 to i and to Bates in an 
exhibition game 9 to 3. With such meager data 
it is practically impossible to predict Bowdoin's 
chances in the state series. 

The greatest weakness has been the hitting. 
Opposing pitchers have held Bowdoin batters 
helpless at times when hits were needed to score 
runs, and it is safe to say that if the batting is 
not improved the team will not be a strong 
factor in the Maine series. The fielding has been 
fairly good. 

Coach Houser has made several changes in 
the lineup, but with two possible exceptions, sec- 
ond base and center field, the team will prob- 
ably be the saine that played in the Portland 
game last Saturday. Captain McElwee has been 
changed from short stop to first, while Bradford 
has gone from first to behind the bat. Finn, a 
freshman, has been playing a good game at 
short, while Donnell is again at third. Second 
base is one of the greatest problems to be solved. 
Several men have been tried there and the con- 
test seems to have narrowed down to Larrabee 
and Kelley. Kelley played the position in a few 
games last year, while Larrabee has generally 
been used as outfielder or catcher. Chapman, 
who caught during the early practice, has been 
shifted to right field. Phillips is at his old posi- 
tion in left field. Goodskey and Merrill have 
been used in center field. 

For pitchers, Bowdoin has Eraser, a veteran, 
and White and Butterfield, two freshmen, both 
of whom seem to "have the goods." Pendleton and 
Savage give promise of development in the box. 
In addition to the first string men, Bowdoin has 
several less experienced players who should be of 
'varsity calibre in another year. 

On the whole the team will be a good one. 
Little is known about the work of the other 
Maine teams, as they have been held back even 
more than Bowdoin by the weather. 



The team is coached by Ben Houser, who last 
year coached Colby's championship nine. "Hous- 
er is a good man," says Keith Eaton, captain of 
Bowdoin's team last spring. "If anybody can get 
a championship with the material Colby had last 
spring, he must know something about the game 
and know how to teach it." 

Houser has been in professional baseball for 
about ten years. In 1905 he broke into profes- 
sional circles with the Louisville Club of the 
American Association and was then with Altoona, 
Pa., in an outlaw league for two years. In 
1908 he was sent to Scranton, Penn., of the New 
York State League, and from there went to 
Toronto in the International League. In 191 1 
and 1912 he was on the Philadelphia Americans 
and in 1913 on the Boston Nationals and Balti- 
more. His big league experience has taught him 
the game thoroughly and he should develop a fast 


In an exhibition game at Auburn on Patriots' 
Day, Bowdoin lost to Bates by a score of 9 to 3. 
Bates got seventeen hits from the two Bowdoin 
pitchers, Eraser and Butterfield, while Purvere 
held Bowdoin to six. The game started with 
Bowdoin as the favorite and in the fourth inning 
the score stood 3 to i in their favor, but after 
that they failed to score. There was a shift in 
the line-up, Merrill playing at first, McElwee at 
second, and Larrabee playing part of the game 
in center field. Merrill made two hits, one a 
three bagger, and he brought in all three runs. 
Five errors were made by each team. For Bates, 
Logan lead the hitting, with four base hits out of 
five times at bat. This does not count as a game 
in the state series, but it gave an opportunity to 
size up the teams. The score : 


ab r bh po a e 

Duncan, 2b 4 1 4 3 1 

Logan, 3b 5 2 4 1 1 

McDonald, ss 5 2 1 3 1 2 

Lord, c 4 1 2 5 2 

Harvey, lb 5 1 9 1 

Davis, cf 5 1 2 3 1 

Marston, If 4 2 1 1 

Swicker, rf 2 1 1 1 

Davison, rf 5 1 2 

Purvere. p 2 2 2 

Totals 41 9 17 27 10 5 


ab r bh po a e 

Phillips, If 4 1 

Chapman, rf 3 1 

McElwee, 2b 3 1 4 2 

Finn, ss 3 3 1 3 

Donnell, 3b 4 1 2 2 

Goodskey, cf 3 1 1 

Larrabee, cf 10 

Bradford, c 4 1 1 4 2 

Merrill, lb 4 2 10 3 

Eraser, p 2 3 1 

Butterfield, p 2 2 1 

Totals 33 3 6 24 15 5 

Bates 10003 113 x— 9 

Bowdoin 1 2 — 3 

Two base hits. Logan, Purvere, McDonald. Three 
base hits, Wicker, Merrill. Stolen bases, McElwee, 
Donnell, Lord, Harvey. Earned runs, Bowdoin 1, 
Bates 6. Sacrifice hits, Duncan, Marston. Double 
play. Eraser to Merrill to Bradford. Left on bases, 
Bowdoin 6, Bates 11. First base on errors, Bowdoin 
2, Bates 4. Bases on balls, off Davidson 2, off 
Purvere, off Eraser. Hits, off Eraser 7 in 4 1-3 in- 
nings, off Butterfield 10 in 3 2-3 innings, off David- 
son 6 in 5 innings, off Purvere in 4 innings. Struck 
out, by Davidson 3, by Purvere 3, by Eraser 3. Um- 
pire, Carrigan. Time, 2.05. 


Well bunched hits in the first inning gave 
Bowdoin a 3 to I victory over the Portland East- 
ern League team at Bayside Park in Portland 
Saturday. White pitched a good game for Bow- 
doin, allowing five hits. Bowdoin was weak in 
hitting, and after the first inning did not score. 
It was too cold a day for bringing out the best in 
the men. In the first inning, Phillips got a base 
hit and was advanced to second by Chapman's 
sacrifice. McElwee received a base on balls and 
Finn scored the pair with a two-bagger. Don- 
nell was passed and Finn scored on an error. 
Burns scored for Portland in the third. Merrill 
played in center field and Kelley at second. 

The score : 


ab r bh po a e 

Phillips, If 3 1 1 1 

Chapman, rf 3 1 

McElwee, lb 2 1 5 1 1 

Finn, ss 3 1 2 1 

Donnell, 3b 2 

Merrill, cf 3 3 

Bradford, c 3 10 

Kelley, 2b 1 i 

White, p 2 1 

Totals 22 3 3 21 6 1 


ab r bh po a e 

Clemens, rf 4 1 1 

Burns, cf 2 1 2 

Robinson, lb 4 1 10 1 

Brown, If 1 1 

Tamm, ss 2 2 2 1 

Beaudoin, c 3 4 2 

St. Peter, 2b 2 1 1 

Mahoney, 3b 3 3 1 

Jordan, p 2 2 

Plitt, p 1 1 

.24 1 5 21 9 2 



Bowdoin 3 — 3 

Portland 1 — 1 

Two base hit, Finn. Hits, off Jordan, 3 in 4 in- 
nings; oft Plitt, in 3 innings. Sacrifice hits, Phil- 
lips, Chapman. Stolen bases, Finn, Brown. Left on 
bases, Portland 7, Bowdoin 5. Eirst base on balls, by 
Jordan 4, by Plitt, by White 2. Hit by pitcher, by 
White, Burns and St. Peter. Struck out, by Jordan 
3, by Plitt 2, by White S. Passed balls, Bradford, 
Beaudoin. Wild pitch, White. Time, 1.40. Umpire, 

The Bowdoin track team defeated Bates on 
Whittier Field last Saturday afternoon by a 
score of 84 to 42. The thermometer hovered 
around 50 degrees above zero and a strong east 
wind blew directly in the faces of the sprinters 



and hurdlers preventing any fast time being 
made on the track. In spite of the cold, three 
dual meet field records were broken, two by Cap- 
tain Leadbetter '16 in the 16 pound shot and the 
16 pound hammer. White '17 cleared the bar at 
a height of 5 feet, 8.84 inches establishing not 
only a dual meet record but also a Bowdoin track 

The 100 yard dash and 220 yard dash were run 
in the face of a strong, cold wind and conse- 
quently the times were poor. In the 220 yard 
dash no official time was taken owing to a mis- 
understanding among the officials. Webber '16 
won both hurdle races easily. 

Turner '19, who has been disabled with a 
spiked foot for the past week, drew the pole in 
the quarter and led the field until the home 
stretch when Lawrence of Bates passed him in a 
fine sprint. 

One of the best races of the day was in the 
half mile between Crosby '17 and Boyd of Bates. 
In the second lap these two left the field and 
fought out the race to the finish. Boyd was un- 
able to overcome Crosby's lead however. 

The two mile was won easily by Gregory of 
Bates with Irving '16 and Turner '19 following. 
It is probable that Gregory could have made bet- 
ter time had he been pressed but Irving had just 
finished the mile and Turner had run a hard 
quarter. It was evident that Turner was having 
difficulty with his ankle in the last two laps but 
he stuck it out and came from fifth to third posi- 

A peculiar accident happened in the hammer 
throw. Captain Leadbetter '16 was making his 
turn when the handle broke and threw him to the 
ground. It gave him quite a bruise in the side 
but after a short rest he was able to compete in 
the discus. Young '17 stepped through a hurdle 
and was thrown to the ground, but was not seri- 
ously injured. 

Bowdoin was strongest in the weights and 
weakest in the dashes. Out of the fourteen 
events, Bowdoin took ten and tied for another. 

Following is the summary : 

100 Yard Dash: Won by Barrow (Bates) ; sec- 
ond, tied between Quimby (Bates) and Pirnie 
(Bowdoin.) Time, 11 seconds. 

Mile Run: Won by Irving (Bowdoin) ; second, 
Fillmore (Bowdoin); third, Doe (Bates). Time, 
5 minutes, 4 seconds. 

120 Yard High Hurdles: Won by Webber 
(Bowdoin) ; second, Coleman (Bates) ; third. 
White, (Bowdoin). Time, 173-5 seconds. 

440 Yard Dash: Won by Lawrence (Bates); 
second, Turner (Bowdoin) ; third, Wyman (Bow- 
doin). Time, 56 seconds. 

880 Yard Run: Won by Crosby (Bowdoin); 
second, Boyd (Bates) ; third, Snow (Bates). 
Time, 2 minutes, 10 2-5 seconds. 

220 Yard Dash: Won by Savage (Bowdoin); 
second Pirnie (Bowdoin) ; third, Connors 
(Bates). No time taken. 

220 Yard Low Hurdles : Won by Webber 
(Bowdoin); second, Coleman (Bates); third, 
Leighton (Bowdoin). Time, 28 1-5 seconds. 

Two Mile Run: Won by Gregory (Bates) ; sec- 
ond, Irving (Bowdoin) ; third. Turner (Bow- 
doin). Time, 10 minutes, 34 4-5 seconds. 

Running High Jump: Won by White (Bow- 
doin), height, 5 feet, 8.84 inches. (Dual meet and 
Bowdoin record). Second, Penning (Bowdoin), 
height, 5 feet, 6 inches. Third, Quimby (Bates), 
height, 5 feet, 5 inches. 

Putting 16 Pound Shot: Won by Leadbetter 
(Bowdoin), distance, 41.18 feet. (Dual meet 
record). Second, Adams (Bates), distance, 36.32 
feet. Third, Stanley (Bowdoin), distance 35.63 

Broad Jump : First place a tie between Hall 
(Bowdoin) and Keaney (Bates), distance, 21 
feet, 2j4 inches. Third, White (Bowdoin), dis- 
tance, 21 feet, I inch. 

Throwing 16 Pound Hammer: Won by Lead- 
better (Bowdoin), distance 146.2 feet. (Dual 
meet record). Second, Colbath (Bowdoin), dis- 
tance, 119.68 feet. Third, Moulton (Bowdoin), 
distance 117.24 feet. 

Pole Vault: Won by Sampson (Bowdoin), 
height 10 feet, 6 inches. Second, tied between 
Drew (Bates), Millward (Bates), and Tucker 
(Bates), height 10 feet, 5 inches. 

Discus Throw: Won by Moulton (Bowdoin), 
distance 119.45 feet. Second, Leadbetter (Bow- 
doin), distance 1 14.21 feet. Third, Pinkham 
(Bates), distance 110.5 feet. 



The tercentenary of Shapespeare's death was 
observed at the Sunday chapel vespers. Profes- 
sor Elliott spoke briefly on the great dramatist, 
dealing principally with his qualities of kindness 
and justice portrayed in so many of his plays. 
He also remarked that England and Germany, 
though now at swords' points, both reverence 
Shakespeare. President Hyde announced that a 
critical edition of Macbeth, based on the first 
folio edition of the play, has been prepared by 
Professor Johnson, and will be a part of Bow- 
doin's memorial to the poet, though the book will 
not appear until this summer. There was special 
Easter music at the service. 





Before an enthusiastic audience of students 
and townspeople that filled every seat in Me- 
morial Hall, Thomas Mott Osborne, foremost 
authority on penal problems in America, spoke 
.last Wednesday on the subject, "Prison Reform." 
His humor and his stories of personal experi- 
ences with the prisoners and touching human 
anecdotes added much to the interest of the ad- 

Warden Osborne described particularly the 
conditions which he found existing in the prison 
at Auburn, N. Y. He divided the evils which he 
found there under eight heads which are briefly 
as follows : ( I ) the long period of confinement in 
a small, damp cell; (2) the vice and use of drugs 
by the prisoners as a result of such inactivity; 
(3) the poor distribution of labor in which a man 
does not get the branch of work for which he is 
most fitted, and receives no return for what he 
does ; (4) the perpetual silence which permits no 
conversation and which is depressing and 
thoroughly inhuman; (5) the everlasting mo- 
notony of the prisoner's life; (6) espionage on 
the part of guards and "trusties" who double- 
cross their fellow prisoners to their own ad- 
vantage; (7) the brutality of the guards; (8) 
unwillingness to trust the prisoner in anything, 
with its demoralizing effect. iVIr. Osborne then 
•outlined the system which he introduced in the 
New York State prisons with such signal suc- 
cess. In the first place everything was put on 
the broad general principle that all men are to 
be trusted to the utmost. He permitted conver- 
sation among the prisoners. He gave them bet- 
ter sanitary and working conditions. And as a 
most radical step, he encouraged the organization 
of the so-called Mutual Welfare League, a league 
for the promotion of good conduct in the prison. 
It was made up entirely of the men themselves 
with officers of their own, and with a mis- 
demeanor court presided over by convict judges. 

At the same gathering Austin H. MacCormick 
'15 told in an interesting and humorous fashion 
of his week of voluntary imprisonment at Thom- 
aston last summer. He dealt chiefly with the bad 
conditions which existed there, saying that the 
lack of food, poor sanitation, imprisonment in 
small cells and the lack of freedom for the men 
should not be tolerated and he advocated the 
prison farm idea where clean conditions might 
exist and plenty of food be raised. He also spoke 
of the need of teaching men elementary subjects 
to fit them for the world when they are free 


The Faculty, for some time, has been consider- 
ing ways by which greater interest may be 
aroused, among undergraduates, in present day 
problems and good citizenship. 

\\'ith this end in view the courses in govern- 
ment have been expanded and reorganized. Be- 
ginning with the year 1916-1917, the following 
courses will be offered : 

Government l, 2. An elementary, basic course 
in American national, state and local government. 
Open only to Freshmen and Sophomores. 

Government 3. Municipal government. I^imit- 
ed to ten students. 

Government 4. An advanced course in Amer- 
ican constitutional government. Elective for 
Juniors and Seniors. This course will give place, 
1917-1918, to a course in International Relations. 
(Government 6). 

In addition to the courses listed under Gov- 
ernment, History 8 is devoted largely to a com- 
parative study of present day European govern- 

A comparison of the above with the curriculum 
given in the current catalogue, reveals two im- 
portant changes. The first is the addition of a 
course in International Relations. This course 
includes a study of : the law of nations ; the laws 
of war and peace; rights and duties of neutrals; 
the arbitration and the "world peace" move- 
ments ; and the methods and principles of the for- 
eign policy of the United States. It provides a 
means of emphasizing in the curriculum the 
factors that make for good will among nations 
and puts into tangible form a principle embodied . 
in the recent Faculty resolutions on "prepared- 

The more important change, however, is the 
addition of a year's course in government to the 
Freshman-Sophomore curriculum. What rea- 
sons may be given to justify such an innovation? 

First : A full year is allotted to the course in 
order that European systems may be introduced 
by way of comparison, and that due considera- 
tion may be given to the problems of state and 
local government. This latter feature meets 
the growing demand for a general course in 
municipal government. Another advantage is 
that a much more general use may be made of 
the valuable materials in the "Bureau for Re- 
search in Municipal Government." 

Second : It opens to the Freshmen a course 
clearly distinct, both as to matter and method, 



from the kind of work they have been doing in 
the preparatory school. 

Third: It provides a training valuable as a 
foundation for the more advanced courses in 
government and history. The students are taught 
how to use the library, collect and handle ma- 
terial, make investigations, write reports on spe- 
cial topics, and use newspapers and current peri- 

Fourth : The chief end in view, however, is : 
to reveal to the student, as early as possible in his 
college course, the vital political problems con- 
fronting the society of which he is a member ; 
to arouse an abiding personal interest in such 
problems, and an eagerness for their further 
study ; to develop, early in his college course, the 
habit of reading in the daily paper something 
other than the sporting page ; to interest the stu- 
dent, at the beginning rather than at the end of 
nis college course in the great public questions 
about which he, as an American citizen, should 
be thinking, and for the solution of which he 
should be training. 

O. C. H. 


PILED IN 1916 

i8o6-'55 's6-'8o 

Lawyers 416 272 

Teachers 163 139 

Ministers 245 loi 

Physicians 122 no 

Merchants 48 26 

Authors and Journ- 
alists 39 26 

Manufacturers .... 14 26 

Engineers 12 26 

Gov't Employees ... 20 

Agriculturalists .... 21 13 

Bankers 12 11 

Scientists i 10 

Army and Navy ... 6 7 

Druggists 4 2 

Librarians 3 

Dentists 2 i 

Publishers 4 4 

Sea Captains 5 i 

Artists I I 



Other Business . . . . ;o 87 



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The past twenty-five years have wrought a 
wonderful change in the purely physical aspects 
of our college. From the standpoint of numbers 

and curriculum Bowdoin College is quite a dif- 
ferent institution we all know ; in its working 
equipment similar progress has been steadily 
maintained, — a progress that has been slow but 
in the end, definite and adequate. 

During this period of twenty-five years four 
large buildings have been added to our equip- 
ment, each as perfect in its way and as well 
adapted to its purpose as the scientific progress 
of its time could make it. The Walker Art 
Building leaves nothing to be said in point of ar- 
tistic and technical perfection; our art treasures 
are not only adequately housed, they are also 
securely guaranteed against loss and destruction 
for many years to come. 

In the Searles Science Building and Hubbard 
Hall the college provided accommodations for 
the rapidly expanding intellectual demands of 
the institution. Science advanced with tremen- 
dous strides during these twenty-five years. The 
slight, antiquated equipment of the '8o's was not 
at all adequate to the demands of the '90's ; the 
Searles Science Building became a necessity and 
without it we could not even imagine Bowdoin 
College of today. And so it was with the need 
of a common intellectual center for the institu- 
tion which resulted in General Hubbard's mag- 
nificent gift to his alma mater. Finally, only a 
year or two ago, came the Alumni Gymnasium 
and Hyde Athletic Building, built to meet the 
demands of the athletic interests of the college 
which had grown out of all proportion to the 
equipment which we possessed. These four build- 
ings alone represent an expenditure of more than 
$600,000 ; together with the older buildings which 
had constituted the working plant of former days, 
the physical equipment of Bowdoin College has 
a total valuation of more than $1,000,000. True, 
our needs are not all met — not yet, for we should 
possess in addition to what we now have a mod- 
ern dormitory, a well equipped infirmary, and a 
building devoted exclusively to recitation pur- 
poses. These three buildings constitute our sole 
problem for the future as far as physical equip- 
ment is concerned. 

Nor is this all the change that has been 
wrought. Outside of the college campus a sec- 
ondary group of buildings has sprung into ex- 
istence — the chapter houses of the Greek letter 
fraternities, eight buildings in all, representing a 
total expenditure of more than J 100, 000. These 
houses are independent of the college proper 
and are owned and operated by the local fra- 
ternities, organized into corporate bodies for the 
purpose of housing and feeding the members of 
the various college fraternities. Although in a 
strictly legal sense independent of the college, 



these houses form a very necessary and service- 
able adjunct to the college itself. 

But with the possession of such an extensive 
and valuable physical equipment goes the un- 
avoidable duty of heating, lighting and main- 
taining the same. This is not a slight task. The 
buildings and grounds of the college require con- 
stant attention and are an item of large expense. 
How many of our alumni — or, as a matter of fact, 
of the student body — realize that the lighting, 
heating and maintaining of our buildings and 
grounds require a regular working force of about 
twenty men and an annual expenditure of nearly 
$30,000 ; and this sum does not include any ex- 
traordinary charges for special repairs. Merely 
to illustrate how thoroughly the institution cares 
for these very necessary details, it may be stated 
that the college employs regularly one general 
superintendent, two carpenters, one plumber and 
electrician, one chief engineer and two firemen, 
one head janitor and six assistants, besides two 
or three men whose duty it is to keep the grounds 
clean and attractive. The wage list of these 
men alone is more than $13,000 annually. 

From a central heating plant the college fur- 
nishes heat and light to the various buildings, 
and, at night, illuminates its grounds. The mains, 
returns and vacuum pipes in our heating sys- 
tem, taken together and placed end to end, 
would cover a distance of nearly two miles. 
From the exhaust steam generated in heating our 
plant we furnish the electricity for lighting our 
buildings and grounds. The annual coal bill of 
the college is nearly $7,000. 

"Ah yes !" the graduate of twenty-five or 
thirty years' standing will say, "All this is very 
different from what it was in my day. Then the ash 
heaps stood five feet high at the dormitory ' ends, ' 
and the small college recitation rooms were heat- 
ed by air-tight stoves." True ! Every word of 
it is true. The college has been transformed dur- 
ing these twenty-five years. Side by side with 
the increase in numbers and the extension of 
courses has gone the development of the physical 
and visible college, and it is the wonderful pro- 
gress that has been made in this respect that ap- 
peals to the alumnus who returns after long years 
of absence. Thirty years ago the unsightly ash 
heaps littered our doorways, and the grass grew 
tall and rank on the college campus. Commonly 
it was mowed once, at haying time, then left dur- 
ing the summer months as a convenient and in- 
expensive pasture ground for the janitor's cows. 
The dormitory "ends" were dirty and unattractive ; 
the college recitation rooms too often equally un- 
sanitary and ill-kept. Some twenty-five years 
ago a caustic reporter reminded us in no doubtful 

terms of our grimy and unkempt appearance. 
Should the same reporter return today, he would 
have a different "story" to write. Each day of 
the college year — while the college is in session 
- — the dormitory and class rooms are swept and 
thoroughly dusted. During the pleasant spring 
and summer months the campus lawns are 
mowed with great regularity and tended with 
the same care as is devoted to a welUkept city 
park; in winter the paths are kept free from 
snow and as clear from ice and water as the 
climate will permit. 

But it is during the weeks of the long sum- 
mer vacation that the college has its golden op- 
portunity to clean and repair; then the college 
buildings present a busy appearance. Janitors, 
plasterers, paper-hangers and painters work 
chaos through the dormitories and class rooms 
only to bring them forth bright and attractive 
before the opening of the winter semester. But 
there are many other things to be done besides 
the mere details of the annual house cleaning. 
Buildings are to be restored without as well as 
within. Walks are to be built and paths repaired. 
The trees on the campus demand constant prun- 
ing and attention ; the old trees must be removed 
and new ones planted in their places. The tim- 
ber in the college woods must be cut when ripe 
and new growth planted to replace the old. Dur- 
ing the past ten years the reforestation of the 
college lands has been going on steadily and is 
not even yet completed. We must never be con- 
tent to think merely of the college of today; we 
are constantly reminded that we are building a 
college for tomorrow. And all this that Bowdoin 
College may be a well-balanced institution; th;it 
the intellectual and physical may advance side 
by side, and hand in hand. This care for cleanli- 
ness and order has had its direct influence upon 
the institution and the student body, not merely 
from an aesthetic standpoint but in a purely prac- 
tical way. The waves of disorder and destruction 
of college property which swept over the college 
at regular intervals thirty years ago, are past 
and gone for good. The spirit of order and 
cleanliness has spread to the students and is ap- 
parent on every hand. The student body of to- 
day is orderly and well mannered, instinctively 
opposed to unseemly conduct and the willful de- 
struction of college property. This change of 
attitude is commendable in the highest degree; it 
is due to various influences, not the least of 
which is the example of good order and cleanli- 
ness gradually developed in that department of 
our college activities known as Grounds and 

G. T. F. 




Sixty members of the Psi Upsilon fraternity 
were present at a reunion and banquet of the 
fraternity at the Falmouth Hotel in Portland 
April i8. Members of the chapters at Bowdoin, 
Amherst, Brown, Minnesota, Dartmouth, Union 
and New York University were present. Pro- 
fessor George T. Files '89, was toastmaster and 
Dr. Charles T. Burnett, Amherst '95, led the sing- 
ing. Joseph Whitney '00 gave a number of 
vocal solos. The speakers were Howard R. Ives 
'98, George E. Fogg '02, Dwight H. Sayward 
'16, and Richard Webb, Dartmouth '85. 


Members of the Bowdoin Alumni Association 
of Providence held their annual dinner and bus- 
iness meeting on March 29 at the University 
Club, re-electing Dr. H. W. Kimball, President, 
A. A. French, Vice President, and Dr. Murray 
S. Danforth, Secretary and Treasurer. The two 
speakers of the evening were Professor Mitchell, 
who represented the college, and Professor Wil- 
liam MacDonald of Brown, who was Professor 
of History at Bowdoin for seven years. The 
members present were Dr. H. W. Kimball, Dr. 
W. H. Dyer, Dr. A. M. Merriman, G. C. Minard, 
E. L. Adams, Ralph Davison, Dr. G. E. Simpson, 
Dr. M. S. Danforth, Ralph Greenlaw, Grant 
Pierce, H. D. Gilbert, A. P. Ward, Raymond A. 
Tuttle, L. D. Lincoln, Dr. C. S. Cristy, Dr. D. S. 
Latham, Dr. Henry Johnson, Edwin Johnson, H. 
A. Andrews, A. A. French, F. H. Swan, and Dr. 
H. M. King, '59, one of the oldest graduates of 
the college. 


Ira Peirce Booker, for many years treasurer 
of Bowdoin College, died at his home in Bruns- 
wick on March 20. He was 83 years of 
age and had been ill for several months. For 
more than 43 years Mr. Booker was connected 
with the college. In 1869, he was elected sec- 
retary of the board of overseers, which position 
he held until 1891. In 1890, he became assist- 
ant to the college treasurer, Professor Stephen J. 
Young, and at the latter' s death four years later, 
he became treasurer, holding that office until 
1913. In 1910 the college conferred upon him 
the degree of A. M. Mr. Booker will be pleas- 
antly remembered by many Bowdoin graduates 
as an honest, painstaking, genial official of the 
college. He was prominent in the affairs of the 
town and will be missed there as at the college. 

3lumni iQotes 

'40.- — Rev. Dr. Edward Robie, the oldest alum- 
nus of Bowdoin College, and the third oldest col- 
lege graduate in New England, celebrated his 
95th birthday on the 5th day of this month. 
After his graduation from Bowdoin he spent 
three years in the Andover Theological Semi- 
nary, and then went to Europe where he studied 
at Halle and Berlin for three more years. 
Upon his return to the United States in 1846 he 
became an instructor in languages at Gorham 
Academy. In 1852 he entered upon the duties of 
pastor of the Congregational Church at Green- 
land, N. H., and since then has not changed his 
pastorate. In 1876 the degree of D.D. was con- 
ferred on him by Dartmouth College. Dr. Robie 
is still in good health. 

'57. — Dr. Thomas U. Coe of Bangor is spend- 
ing the winter in New York City. 

'57. — Edward B. Merrill has given up active 
practise of law. His residence is 116 Waverly 
Place, New York City. 

'58. — "This somewhat eccentric class, which 
offers no apology for living so long, and does not 
propose to die yet awhile, salutes Alma Mater 
and intends to make this year another try for the 
Snow trophy which it won at its jubilee perform- 
ance. There are six survivors, who, like Capt. 
Corcoran, are ' in reasonable health, ' and all 
within striking distance of Bowdoin's whispering 
pines ; and they intend to strike home for the 
cup. They are, Bradley of Chicago, Cilley of 
Rockland, Drew of Lewiston, Smith of Law- 
rence, Mass., and Spear and Jordan of Washing- 
ton, D. C. — a good working team in the fight for 
the trophy. When this class was graduated it num- 
bered 41 members, and it is of interest to many 
to know that 14 of them became commissioned 
officers in the Civil War — four of whom rose to 
the rank of General, namely: Cilley, Fessenden, 
Spear and Thomas. So it is the remnant of a 
fighting crew that is in for the cup this year. 
H. M. J., Sec. '58." 

'59. — Rev. Horatio O. Ladd is spending the 
winter in Washington, D. C, residing, while 
there, at the Brunswick. 

"The class of i860 graduated 55 students of 
whom II survive. Rev. Nicholas E. Boyd, presi- 
dent of the class since its graduation, lives at 
Berkeley, Cal. He is the only clergyman in the 
class now living. It is said the good die early; 
he is an exception to the rule. He is a free re- 
ligionist; Dr. Smyth would question his Ortho- 

Dr. Alvin F. Bucknam of Warren, 111., is a dis- 
tinguished physician, full of service in his town, 



writing for the papers always on the righteous 
side, lecturing on peace throughout his vicinity, 
a leader in every civic improvement. 

Samuel M. Came is a prominent lawyer in Al- 
fred, Me. He is good enough to be a minister 
but exactly in his place as a lawyer. 

Augustine Jones of Newton Highlands, Mass., 
is a lawyer and teacher; with excellent health 
and j'outhful ardor he enters his second child- 

Capt. Ezekiel R. Mayo of Smethport, Pa., is a 
successful lawyer, prominent in every public serv- 

Dr, Joseph N. Metcalf of Cunningham, Mont- 
gomery Co., Tenn., has devoted his life to min- 
istering to the sick in body and soul. 

Augustus W. Oliver of Oakland, Cal., is full 
of enthusiasm about Old Bowdoin and his class, 
as every member is. He is a herald of peace, well- 
seasoned, a strong advocate. 

David O. Stetson of Portland, Oregon, is in 
good health and happy, 'plays no football, has 
not been run over by antos ; thinks most women 
do not care to vote. ' 

Hon. Joseph W. Symonds of Portland, Maine, 
is one of the greatest and best of us. Scholar, 
lawyer, judge, he has adorned everything he has 

Hon. William AVidgery Thomas of Stockholm, 
Sweden, is loyal to the class and to Old Bowdoin. 
Distance does not limit his deep affection. He 
has done for us all great honor. Secretary John 
Hay wrote to him v\'hen he was United States 
Minister to Sweden : ' You have had the long- 
est, the most distinguished and most useful term 
of service in Sweden and Norway that any 
American ever had. ' 

Captain Francis W. Webster, lone. State of 
Washington, is vigorous, able to do wonderful 
labors without fatigue. He writes : 'What a 
change there has been at old Bowdoin.' I don't 
know if the new curriculum turns out better men 
than the old Greek, Latin and Mathematics but 
it should turn out men physically stronger. ' 
Augustine Jones, Sec'y." 

'6i. — The book completed by Dr. Merritt C. 
Fernald shortly before his death, is now ready to 
go to press. This work, which is a history of 
the University of Maine, will contain about 400 
well illustrated pages. Dr. Fernald was con- 
nected with the University from its beginning 
and was for 14 years its president. 

'64. — The class of 1864, which celebrated its 
50th anniversary two years ago, is fast diminish- 
ing. Only six survivors were then able to be 
present. The class turned out a fine group of 
able lawyers, of whom Frederick Hunt Appleton 

is the only one now living. Owen W. Davis, 
Augustus F. Libby, Franklin Littlefield, and 
Charles A. Robbins, who are all still living, have 
been successful in business enterprises. William 
Pierson, D.D., of Somerville, Mass., is the class 
secretary. Nahum Grover, at 80 years of age, 
Henry N. W. Hoyt, and Alonzo P. Wright are 
the only others of the class now living. 

Wm. H. Pierson, Sec. '64." 

ex.-'6y. — The Troy, New York, Times has this 
high tribute to a member of Bowdoin '67 : — 

"How the success of the teacher depends upon 
the union of the qualities of mind and heart was 
well illustrated in the case of Professor Dwinel 
F. Thompson of the Rensselaer Polytechnic In- 
stitute, who has just retired from teaching after 
a service at that institution of nearly forty-five 
years. Professor Thompson was more than a 
catechist, more than a mere drillmaster. He en- 
tered the social life of the Institute, and partic- 
ularly its athletic features, with that comrade- 
ship which when backed by personal dignity 
enhances rather than diminishes the respect of 
pupils. It is because Professor Thompson sym- 
pathized with lives as well as with lines, and was 
a promoter of friendship as well as a propounder 
of knowledge, that he remained so long a guide 
and counselor in the affairs of the Institute." 
"'66. — Since the issue of the last alumni number 
of the Orient the class has suffered a grievous 
loss in the death of its most distinguished mem- 
ber, John Jacob Herrick. He was born 25 May, 
1845, ill Hillsboro, 111., and died 29 January, 
1916, in Chicago. His father was Dr. William B. 
Herrick, professor of anatomy in the Rush Med- 
ical College, and president of the Illinois Medical 
Society; his mother was a sister of Dr. Hosmer 
A. Johnson, professor of medicine in the Chicago 
Medical College, and one of the most prominent 
physicians in the United States ; and his own 
career fully sustained any anticipations aroused 
by the fame of his kinsmen in the former gen- 

After graduation he passed through the 
Chicago Law School, and immediately entered 
upon the practice of his profession in Chicago. 
His ability and fidelity were quickly recognized, 
and his advancement to the front rank was very 
rapid. For many years he was acknowledged 
leader in the legal profession of his region, was 
president of the Chicago Bar Association, and 
senior partner in the noted firm of Herrick, Allen 
and Martin. The breadth of his interests is in- 
dicated by his membership in many professional, 
social and athletic clubs. Three daughters sur- 
vive him : — Mrs. Arthur Havemeyer, Miss Julie 
T. Herrick, and Mrs. Donald M. Forgan. Two 



years before his own death that of his charming 
and beloved wife occurred with tragic sudden- 
ness ; but he endured the shock with perfect and 
heroic fortitude. To one who properly appraised 
the attributes of the man his phenomenal success 
could not seem wonderful. His manner was 
quiet and dignified, but engaging ; his personality 
inspired confidence, which the event proved was 
not misplaced ; his character was of the highest, 
his honor unimpeachable; his devotion to the in- 
terests confided to him was absolute. To his 
native talent were added scholarship, great learn- 
ing, and, what is more rare, wisdom. His career 
was a constant example for his juniors to follow, 
and he was on all hands admired, trusted, hon- 
ored, and revered. The enumeration of his 
splendid qualities, however, conveys but an im- 
perfect impression of the real man, and needs to 
be supplemented by an appreciation of the lov- 
able traits, which were so manifest to the few 
who had the privilege of his friendship, and 
particularly in the tender intimacy of domestic 
relations. The memory of this noble, affection- 
ate brilliant man will ever be cherished as a 
precious heritage by all who knew him. 

F. H. G." 

'69. — Ex-Governor Henry B. Quimby of X"ew 
Hampshire, is in New York for the winter and 
spring. His address there is 254 Edmonton 

'70. — Orville B. Grant is editor and proprietor 
of The Greenup Press, Illinois, a flourishing 
journal. Two stalwart sons are in business with 
him. Of the sixteen living members of the class 
he is one. of seven who are seventy years old or 
better. He has never carried a cane since 
Sophomore year. 

'70. — Charles H. Moore of Chicago, the young- 
est surviving member of the class, has been con- 
nected with R. G. Dunn & Co. for twenty-eight 
years. He is a most prosperous business man. 

'70. — Erastus F. Redman of the Stork Com- 
pany, Broad Street, Boston, finds successful life 
made up of days of continuous sunshine. "Like 
Moore," says one of his classmates, "he always 
was a happy kid." 

'70. — Davis T. Timberlake, after thirty-five 
years of continuous service as a teacher, now 
finds pleasant recreation in serving the people of 
Lancaster, N. H., in honorable official positions. 
Following the example of his classmates. Wood- 
ward, Oakes, Roberts and Redman, he sent a 
son to Bowdoin. 

70. — Edward B. Weston, for forty years a 
successful physician in Chicago — a part of the 
time lecturer in Rush Medical College — is justly 
proud of five grandchildren living in California. 

Pfis son, a prominent photographer of the coun- 
try, has won highest honors in Paris and London. 

'70. — Alonzo G. Whitman, who retired from 
teaching two years ago after forty years as prin- 
cipal of the Melrose, Mass., High School, is en- 
joying well earned rest in the midst of hosts of 
friends. Some of his former pupils are now 
grandparents. He and his wife spent last year in 
California. Like Weston of the class, he is a 
famous archer. 

'70. — Edward C. Woodward has resided in Col- 
orado since 1883, having long been recognized as 
the leading assayer and chemist in the state. His 
son graduated at Bowdoin and his daughter at 
Wellesley. He still votes as he talked in college. 

'71. — Edmund C. Cole has lived many years at 
Warner, N. H., he is editor of the local paper, 
principal of the high school, and assistant in all 
good works. 

'71. — Edward P. Mitchell is editor-in-chief of 
the New York Sun and president of the corpora- 
tion. He lives at Glen Ridge, N. J. 

'71. — Augustine Simmons has lived till now at 
North Anson, Me., as a lawyer. For some years 
he has been Judge of Probate in his county. He 
is seen at Bowdoin Commencements as often as 
he can get there. 

'71. — Everett S. Stackpole has nearly complet- 
ed a four-volume History of New Hampshire, 
which will be published in the autumn. He is 
now residing in Concord, N. H. 

'/2. — Hon. George Evans Hughes, of Bath, a 
former Mayor of that city, died at his home, 
April 7th. Mr. Hughes was born in Boston, 
Mass., January 19, 1851. After his graduation 
from Bowdoin he became the principal of the 
High School in Bath and served in this capacity 
until 1884. Under his regime many pupils were 
graduated who have since become prominent in 
the fields of art, music, and science ; among them 
Mme. Emma Fames de Gogorza. 

In 1884 Mr. Hughes was admitted to the prac- 
tice of law, and from that time until two years 
ago, when ill health compelled him to take a rest, 
he was exceedingly active in his profession. Dur- 
ing his entire legal career he was consulted by 
Democratic leaders throughout the State. He 
was chairman of the State committee from 1894 
to 1904 and during a part of that time was the 
Maine member of the National committee. He 
attended many National conventions either as a 
delegate, a committeeman, or an interested spec- 
tator. In 1907 and 1908 he was Mayor of Bath, 
and in the latter year he had no Republican op- 

Mr. Hughes was a member of the Grace Epis- 
copal Church and for a quarter of a century was 



clerk of the parish. 

'74. — John Boyden resides in Tamworth, N. 
H., where he has for man}- years been engaged 
in farming. 

'74. — Walter T. Goodale is still practising med- 
icine in Saco, Me., where he is one of the lead- 
ing practitioners. 

'74. — Edward O. Howard is a lawyer at 89 
State Street, Boston. 

'74. — Dr. Daniel O. S. Lowell has taught in 
the Roxbury Latin School in Boston since 1884, 
and since 1909 has been head-master. His ac- 
tivities in many other lines mark him as one of 
the most prominent members of the class. 

'74. — Edward N. Merrill of Skowhegan is one 
of the prominent lawyers of Central Maine, and 
has practised with conspicuous success in all 
parts of the State. 

'74. — William M. Payson has his law office at 
the Equitable Building, in Boston. 

'74. — Arthur L. Perry is still at Gardiner in 
law and real estate. 

'74. — C. A. Pike has been Judge in Durango 
County, Colorado, for more than a generation. 

'74. — George B. Wheeler is President of a Na- 
tional Bank in Eau Claire, Wis. 

'75. — The selectmen of Brunswick have re- 
ceived from William J. Curtis of New York, a 
check for $1000, to be held in trust, the income to 
be paid to the Captain John Curtis Memorial 
Library for the care of the grounds. The sum is 
to be added to the trust fund created several 
years ago by Mr. Curtis, in memory of his moth- 
er. Mr. Curtis is the donor of the library, which 
was given in memory of his father. 

'76. — Professor Arlo Bates of the Massachu- 
setts Institute of Technology has been in Eg\'pt 
since last October. 

cx-'y6. — Jere Millan is now in the lumber bus- 
iness in Eureka, Cal. 

'76. — George T. Prince is a civil engineer in 
Omaha, Neb. 

'76. — Allen E. Rogers has removed to San 
Diego, Cal., where he is practising law. His ad- 
dress is 528 Granger Block. 

'76. — J. E. Sewall is a retired ship-master and 
is now living in Bath, Me. 

'yy-'yg. — An aeroplane defence of the long and 
irregular coastal lines of the United States, in- 
cluding New Orleans and all of the Gulf Coast, 
as well as the entire Pacific and the Atlantic sea- 
board, is being worked out by a commission of 
leading officials and citizens, under the direction 
of Robert E. Peary. The organization in charge 
of this important national project is the National 
Aerial Patrol Commission, with headquarters in 
W^ashington. Mr. Peary is chairman of the com- 

mission, which includes Senator Charles F. John- 
son 'yy, of Maine. The entire system will pro- 
vide for about fifty aerial stations, and it is esti- 
mated that the cost will be $500,000. 

'81. — Edward E. Briry of Bath, Me., has been 
an invalid for a number of years. 

'81. — Carroll E. Harding is still in Baltimore, 
Md., where he has been preaching the gospel for 
nearly thirty years. 

'81. — Carleton Sawyer, a physician in Foxboro, 
Mass., is just recovering from a very severe ill- 

'81.— Albert C. Cobb and John O. P. Wheel- 
wright are lawyers in Minneapolis, Minn., where 
they have been in partnership since 1885. 

'81. — John W. Wilson is examiner for the 
Clearing House Association of Los Angeles, Cal. 

'83. — Dr. Charles W. Packard has left New 
York and is now established in Stratford, Conn. 

'83. — William A. Perkins is principal of Wood- 
stock Academy, Woodstock, Conn. 

'85. — Hon. John A. Peters is a member of 
Congress from the third district of Maine. 

ex-'8S- — Hon. Richard Webb is a candidate for 
the Republican nomination for member of Con- 
gress from the first district of Maine. 

'86. — As reported in the last Orient, Dr. 
Charles A. Davis, Geologist of the Bureau of 
Mines, died at his residence in Washington, D. 
C, on April 9, — the third member of the class 
who has died this year. This class has been 
especially unfortunate in the loss of its members. 
Two died while they were in college ; and of the 
twenty men who graduated thirty years ago next 
June only nine are now living. 

'87. — Dr. Henry M. Moulton of Cumberland, 
who has been a senator from Cumberland Coun- 
ty in three Legislatures, and once a representa- 
tive, is a candidate for the Democratic nomination 
for sheriff. Dr. Moulton was born in Canton in 
1863. After graduating from Bowdoin he studied 
medicine at Dartmouth and received his degree 
from that institution in 1889. 

'90. — Hon. Henry H. Hastings and Ethel M. 
Richardson were married in Portland on Feb. 
16. Mr. Hastings is one of the leading lawyers 
of Oxford County and is well known throughout 
the state, having been a member of both houses 
of the Legislature, and is at present secretary of 
the state Republican committee. He has al- 
ways taken an active interest in town affairs, 
serving as superintendent of schools for many 
years and later as a member of the school board. 
Miss Richardson is one of Bethel's successful 
teachers. Mr. and Mrs. Hastings will make their 
home in Bethel, Me. 

'94. — Francis A. Frost is one of the editors of 



the New York Morning Sun and resides at 422 
West 115th Street, New York City. 

'94. — Charles A. Flagg, librarian of the Ban- 
gor library, has been appointed a member of the 
new advisory committee on the Dewey Decimal 
Classification, by the President of the American 
Library Association. 

'94. — Emery H. Sykes was married to Miss 
Lillian Florence Stemler, on March 17, 1915. 
They reside at 33 Belair Road, Clifton, L. L Mr. 
Sykes practises law as one of the staff of Sulli- 
van and Cromwell, 49 Wall Street, New York 

'95. — Thomas V. Doherty of Houlton has been 
recently nominated by Governor Curtis as a trus- 
tee of the University of Maine, to fill the vacancy 
caused by the death of William A. Martin. The 
term is for seven years. Mr. Doherty is a native 
of Caribou, is a prominent member of the Aroos- 
took County bar, and a senior member of the law 
firm of Doherty and Hopkins of Houlton. 

After his graduation from Bowdoin he studied 
law with the firm of Williamson and Burleigh 
of Augusta. Later he went to Butte, Mont., 
where for three years, from 1900 until 1903, he 
practised law ; in the latter year he returned to 
Houlton. He has been prominent in the Demo- 
cratic politics of Aroostook county, and has been 
his party's candidate for judge of probate, coun- 
ty attorney and representative to the Legislaure. 

'95. — Professor Harvey W. Thayer of Prince- 
ton University, had some very interesting experi- 
ences while travelling in Germany, France, Italy, 
and England, and also in the out-of-the-way 
countries of Herzegovina, Bosnia and Monte- 
negro, all after the outbreak of the great Euro- 
pean war. 

'96. — Charles T. Stone, who for four years had 
charge of Raymond Whitcomb's business in Lon- 
don, Eng., is now principal of New Brunswick, 
N. J., High School. 

'97. — Samuel P. Ackley is located in San Fran- 
cisco, Cal., as secretary of the B. F. Sturtevant 
Co., manufacturers of blowers, ventilating ap- 
paratus, etc. His address is 759 Monadnock 

'97. — Stephen O. Andros is engaged in making 
a survey of the coal resources of the State of Il- 
linois. This survey is being made by the United 
States Government and the State of Illinois, in 
cooperation. His address is Urbana, 111. 

'97. — Professor George M. Brett of the College 
of the City of New York, is giving special 
courses this year in foreign exchange, account- 
ancy, and along other business lines. 

'97. — Archie S. Harriman is principal of the 
High School, Middlebury, Vermont. 

'97. — J. William Hewitt has been connected 
with the faculty of Wesleyan University for the 
past ten years. He is now professor of Classics. 
He is located at No. 25 College Place, Middle- 
town, Conn. 

'97. — Rev. Hugh McCallum has been located in 
Simsbury, Conn., for the past five years as pas- 
tor of the Congregational Church. 

'97. — ^John H. Morse, M.D., is an oculist and 
aurist in Minneapolis, Minn. His address is 314 
Syndicate Building. 

'97. — Rev. John H. Quint, D.D., is pastor of 
the Congregational Church in Chelsea, Mass. 

'97. — Frank A. Stearns has been in Hot 
Springs, Ark., since graduation. He is now the 
active head of the Winnington-Stearns Co., one 
of the largest hardware concerns in the south- 

'98 — Albert C. Eames is now manager of the 
North Coast Claim Division of the Maryland 
Casualty Co.; his address is 910 Chamber of 
Commerce, Portland, Oregon. 

'99. — Leon B. Leavitt has been promoted from 
the Hartford Office of the firm of Bertron, Gris- 
com and Co., Bankers, to their New York office 
at 40 Wall Street, where he has an important po- 
sition. He resides at the Hotel Holly, 36 Wash- 
ington Square. 

'00. — Everett B. Stackpole, son of Dr. Everett 
S. Stackpole '71, enlisted in the Princess Patricia 
Light Infantry, was transferred to the Canadian 
Scottish and was wounded in France, August 29, 
191 5, by the explosion of a shell, a fragment of 
which lodged between the right eye and ear. 
After some months in the hospital he was hon- 
orably discharged for neurasthenia produced by 
the shell explosion and is now in Seattle, Wash.,, 
slowly recovering. 

'02. — Richard B. Dole, a chemist with United 
States Geological Survey, is joint author of a 
pamphlet on Ground Water Supply in Lasalle 
and McMullen Counties, Texas. 

'02. — The Liberty National Bank has moved 
into its fine new quarters in the Equitable Build- 
ing, 120 Broadway, New York City. Harvey D. 
Gibson is vice-president of this bank. 

'02. — The Harrison K. McCann Co., of which 
Harrison K. McCann is president, has moved in- 
to more commodious quarters in the new Adams 
Express Building, 61 Broadway, New York City. 

'03. — George H. Stover has resumed his old 
position in the important work of the Bureau 
of Municipal Research, 261 Broadway, New 
York City. He resides in New Dorp, Staten 

ex-'oi,. — Rev. Haraden S. Pearl has resigned as 
pastor of the First Congregational Church of 



Belfast, Me. Mr. Pearl was granted a leave of 
absence over three months ago on account of ill 
health, and is now at his former home in Bangor. 

'04. — John W. Frost has been promoted to the 
Banking Department of the Brooklyn branch of 
the Title Guarantee and Trust Co., 196 Mon- 
tague Street. 

'04. — Wallace M. Powers has left the Tribune 
to be the advertising and writing wizard of the 
Triangle Film productions. 

'05. — The last issue of the Garnet, the Union 
College year book, was dedicated to Stanley P. 
Chase of the Union faculty. The dedicatory note 
reads "To Stanley P. Chase, A.B., Ph.D. A little 
more than three years ago Dr. Chase became a 
member of old Union's faculty. In these three 
short years he has done much for our alma mater 
and his much valued assistance and association 
with the students have won for him their deep 
respect and warmest appreciation. In simple 
token of this respect, the class of nineteen-sixteen 
dedicates this volume to him." 

'05. — James G. Finn is connected with the Cor- 
poration Counsel of New York City in the 
Municipal Building. 

'06. — Harold G. Booth is pastor of the West 
Congregationalist Church, Portland. 

'06. — On February 10, 1916, Elmer Perry was 
appointed Assistant United States District At- 
torney for the district of Maine. He entered up- 
on the duties of his new office on March i. 

'06. — Robie R. Stevens, manager of th;; Pan- 
ama branch of the International Banking Cor- 
poration, is at present travelling in the interests 
■of the company, in Spain. 

'06. — William H. Stone is now practising law 
at Biddeford, in partnership with his father, Ed- 
T(Vin Stone. 

'06. — Raymond B. Williams has returned to the 
■employ of the International Banking Corporation 
and is now in the New York office at 60 Wall 

'06. — Dr. William E. Youland, Jr., is doing re- 
search work in the Division of Laboratories and 
Research, New York State Department of 
Health, Albany, N. Y. 

'09. — Ezra R. Bridge is at the La Vina Sana- 
torium, in Los Angeles, Cal., as an interne. 

'09. — Thomas D. Ginn is an instructor in sci- 
ence, Boston Industrial School for Boys, Brim- 
mer Building, Common Street. His residence is 
12 Westminster Avenue, Boston, Mass. 

e.r-'o9. — Dr. Edgar F. Sewall has removed his 
offices to 281 Broadway, Somerville, Mass., on 
account of a greatly increased practise. 

'10. — George R. Ashworth, who graduated 
from the University of Maine Law School in 

191 5, is at present engaged in the practise of law 
at Ridlonville, Me. 

e;ir-'io. — R. E. G. Bailey is taking special work 
in sciences and language at Bowdoin to complete 
his requirements for a degree. 

'10. — Gardner W. Cole, who while principal of 
the Dover-Foxcroft Academy was forced to 
resign on account of sickness, has regained his 
health, and will probably return to professional 
work within a few months. His present address 
is. East Raymond, Me. 

'10. — Dr. Clyde S. Deming is one of the stafif 
of the New Haven Hospital. 

e.i'-'io. — James B. Draper, who left college 
during his sophomore year to take a position with 
the American Woolen Company, is now in the 
woolen business under the firm name of Ball and 

'id. — Carlton W. Eaton is in charge of the 
wood-lot forestry extension of the State of 
Maine. His address is Orono, Me. 

'10. — Harry B. McLaughlin has been engaged 
in the publishing business with the American 
Book Company. Since February, 1916, he has 
been the high school and college representative 
for the State of Connecticut and the Hudson 
Valley. His address is 136 West Forty-fourth 
Street, New York City. 

'10. — Edward C. Matthews, Jr., of Portsmouth, 
N. H-, was elected one of the four councilmen at 
large on the Republican ticket at the city elec- 
tions, in December, 1915. He is chairman of the 
Finance Committee of that city for 1916. 

'10. — Robert D. Morse is in London, England, 
as a representative of Ginn and Company, pub- 

'10. — Harold E. Rowell is at present principal 
of the Collinsville High School, in Collinsville, 

'10. — Winston B. Stephens is an Instructor of 
German at Simmons College, Boston, Mass. His 
address is 159 St. Botolph Street, Boston. 

'10. — G. Cony Weston is a member of the board 
of Aldermen of Augusta, Me. 

'10. — Thomas W. Williams is now on the road 
for the American Telephone and Telegraph Com- 
pany. He began his new work on April first of 
this year. Previous to that he was in the traffic 
department of the New England Telephone and' 
Telegraph Company. He is living at 525 New- 
bury Street, Boston, Mass. 

'11. — Rev. Charles H. Byles has accepted the 
pastorate of the Pacific Congregational Church, 
Chicago, 111. 

'11. — The Fifth Annual Report of the class of 
191 1 has just been issued. By this report it ap- 
pears that the class has a membership of 106, of 



whom 71 are graduates and 35 are non-graduates. 
The men are located as follows : Maine, 49 ; 
Massachusetts, 21; New York, 12; Minnesota, 
4, Pennsylvania, 3; New Jersey, 2, Connecticut, 
2; California, 2; Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Can- 
ada and Japan, one each. Thirty-nine are mar- 
ried and there are 19 children. 

The Class is planning for its fifth reunion 
this Commencement. The Committee in charge 
of arrangements is Arthur H. Cole, Chairman, 
Harrison L. Robinson, Harry L. Wiggin, Fred R. 
Lord, and Ernest G. Fifield. 

'12. — Clyde Chapman is studying law at the 
University of Maine Law School, Bangor, Me. 

eA'-'i2. — James Crane, who was the leading 
man with the Jefferson Theatre Stock Company 
of Portland, Me., has very recently severed his 
connections with this company. He is now at 
Hartford, Conn., the leading man in a stock com- 
pany of the Poll circuit. 

'12. — Francis Harrington is principal of Lis- 
bon Falls High School. 

'i2. — Seward J. Marsh left the employ of the 
Western Union and is now travelling for Colgate 
& Company of Boston, Mass. 

'12. — P. W. Mathews is teaching in the Dan- 
forth School, Framingham, Mass. 

'12. — Leland G. Means was married on March 
31st to Miss Sally Kimball of Portland, Me., who 
is a Wellesley graduate. Allan Woodcock of his 
class was the best man. After a short wedding 
trip the young couple will make their residence in 
their new home at the corner of Spring and 
Emery Streets, Portland. 

'12. — Frederick B. Simpson and Miss Frances 
P. Eldredge, a graduate of Mount Holyoke Col- 
lege, were married on March 13th. Mr. Simp- 
son is in business in Bangor, Me. 

'i2.- — Carl B. Timberlake recently began his 
duties as sub-master of Morse High School, 
Bath, Me. Since teaching in Marion, Mass., Mr. 
Timberlake has been engaged in selling bonds for 
a Portland firm. Teaching has again claimed 
him and he is making good in his new position. 

'13. — Harry H. Hall was married to Miss Mil- 
dred Dean Allan of Boston, in St. Paul's Ca- 
thedral on March 7. They are now residing at 
513 Hemenway St., in Boston. 

'13. — Clifton Page who has been principal of 
the Scarboro, (Me.) High School, is now an in- 
structor in English, at the Technical High 
School, in Springfield, Mass. 

'13. — Ray E. Palmer is with the London, Eng- 
land, branch of the International Banking Cor- 

'13. — William R. Spinney, special agent for the 
Union Mutual Life Insurance Company of Port- 

land, Me., is the author of a very interesting lit- 
tle pamphlet, published by the firm which he rep- 
resents. The title of it is "An Argument for 
Monthly Income Insurance." 

'13. — The engagement has been announced of 
Alfred H. Sweet to Miss Gladys M. Greenleaf 
of Lisbon, Me. 

'14. — Of the thirty-eight Bowdoin men enrolled 
in the Harvard graduate and professional schools 
at the beginning of the year, eleven were mem- 
bers of the class of 1914: Arts and Science, 
Chase, Gage, Gibson, Pope, Robinson, Verrill; 
Law School, Barton, P. Donahue ; Business 
School, Standish; Medical School, Badger, 

'14. — A daughter, Elizabeth, was born to Mr. 
and Mrs. Lewis T. Brown, Nov. 10, 1915. 

'14. — C. A. Brown is studying law in the office 
of William S. Linnell '07, in Portland, Me. 

'14. — F. X. Callahan has a position with the 
Travellers Insurance Company of New York 

'14. — Alan R. Cole is with W. S. Jordan & Co. 
of Portland, dealers in ship stores and chandlery. 

'14. — The engagement is announced of Miss 
Mildred A. Boardman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
E. Smith Boardman of Genesco, N. Y., and Rob- 
ert D. Leigh, instructor in Government at Reed 
College. Miss Boardman is a graduate of Co- 
lumbia University and is now teaching English 
in the Bennett School at Millbrook on the Hud- 

'14. — F. R. Loeffler, who is in the employ of 
the International Banking Co., is now stationed 
at Colon, Panama. 

'14. — F. W. McCargo, who up to April i was 
with the Granite National Bank of Augusta, is 
now connected with the Proctor, Gamble Co., of 

'14. — E. R. Sylvester sailed for Rio de Janeiro 
on March 18, there to enter the branch office of 
the National City Bank of New York. 

'14. — The following named members of the 
class are teaching : W. C. Coombs, Freedom 
Academy; H. F. King, Fort Wayne, Ind. ; E. A. 
Nason, Powder Point School, Duxbury, Mass.; 
Neal Tuttle, Fessenden School, West Newton, 
Mass. ; E. F. Wilson, Limerick Academy. 

'15. — Stanwood A. Melcher is in the employ 
of The Travellers Insurance Company, Hartford, 
Conn. Mr. Melcher is at present studying in the 
training school conducted by the company at its 
home office, in preparation for a field position. 

'15. — Alvah B. Stetson is now in the employ of 
the Guaranty Trust Co. of New York at 140 
Broadway, where he has a responsible position in 
the Foreign Department. 



North American Mythology 


University of Nebraska 


The Mythology of all Races 

In Thirteen Volumes 
An illustrated work of original research, by scholars of eminence. 



Late associate editor of Hastings' Encyclopedia of Religion and Ethics 

Consulting Editor 


Harvard University 

Other volumes to appear 

Classical William Sherwood Fox, Ph.D., Princeton University. 

Teutonic Axel Olrik, Ph.D., University of Copenhagen. 

( Celtic j Canon John A. MacCulloch, D.D., Bridge of Allan, Scotland. 

( Slavic i Jan Machal, Ph.D., Bohemian University, Prague. 

Finno-Ugric, Siberian Uno Holmberg, Ph.D., University of Finland, Helsingfors. 

Semitic R- Campbell Thompson, M.A., F.S.A., F.R.G.S., Oxford, England. 

/Indian ( A. Berriedale Keith, D.C.L., Edinburg University. 

\ Iranian ( Albert J. Carnoy, Ph.D., University of Louvain. 

{Armenian rMardiros Ananikian, B.D., Kennedy School of Missions, Hartford. 

African ■! George Foucart, Docteur es Lettres, French Institute of Oriental Archaeology, 

[ Cairo, Egypt. , 

( Chinese f U. Hattori, Litt. D., University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. 

I Japanese ■! (Japanese Exchange Professor at Harvard University, 1915-16) 

[ Masaharu Anesaki, Litt.D., University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. 

(Japanese Exchange Professor at Harvard University, 1913-15) 
Oceanic Roland Burrage Dixon; Ph.D., Harvard University. 

American (Latin) Hartley Burr Alexander, Ph.D., University of Nebraska. 

( Egypt ( W. Max Miiller, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania. 

( Far East ( Sir (James) George Scott, K.C.I. E., London. 

Index Louis Herbert Gray, A.M., Ph.D. 

"No attempt has yet been made to collect the myths of all the world into a single series. It is in the en- 
deavor to fill this gap that we have projected a Mythology of All Races. We wish not merely to collect 
the myths so that they will be of real value to professed scholars — though this one is one of our aims— 
but also to present them in a form which will be attractive to the man of general education and to arouse 
interest iu them among the young." — Dr. Louis H. Gray, Editor. 

"Taken all in all, therefore, the Mythology of All Races may safely be pronounced one of the most 
important enterprises of this age of co-operative scholarship," — Professor George Foot Moore, Consulting 

Orders and inquiries in advance of publication have been received from 
thirty different states and ten foreign countries 

The publishers vsrill send a volume for examination to any Bowdoin graduate who so requests. 
For further information address 

Marshall Jones Company, 212 Summer St., Boston, Mass. 




NO. 4 


Everyone interested in national defense should 
be present at the Union this evening at the mili- 
tary preparedness meeting. Speakers such as 
Gen. George McL. Presson, U.S.A., and Capt. 
E. W. Niles of the coast artillery and former in- 
structor at West Point, will present from their 
wide knowledge certain possibilities for correct- 
ing our generally acknowledged military weak- 
ness. R. L. Marston '99, G. E. Fogg '02 and A. 
L. Robinson '08 will also speak on the subject. 
Several other Bowdoin alumni interested in the 
question of preparedness will be on hand to dis- 
cuss the subject informally with the students. 

The object of the meeting is strictly to discuss 
the present necessity for military preparation and 
not to advocate any particular plan. It is held 
under the auspices of the Rifle Club. 


Word has recently been received from Carle- 
ton M. Pike '17, who left college last fall to join 
the American Ambulance Corps in France. He 
is stationed near Tours, a city 67 miles south of 
Verdun, and it was from there that he wrote to 
two of his fraternity brothers. It is evident that 
he likes the work, which he says is not hard, al- 
though dangerous at times. The treatment on 
the part of the people there is such that he ad- 
vises his friend to pack his grip at once and 
spend his summer there. 

The following are extracts from the letter: 

"At our headquarters, which are about sixteen 
miles from the Germans, we live in barracks, 
quite a huge establishment. We all sleep in one 
room, about twenty of us; we go to bed at eight 
and get up at seven. 

"There are two advanced posts, however, to 
which we are detailed nine days a month, and 
these are only five miles from the Germans. We 
operate from them mostly at night, as we have 
to go very near the trenches and would make 
good targets for German shells in the daytime. 
While we are at these places, we have to work 
nearly all night and parts of the day, so we get 
rather tired at times. At night, we have to drive 
without lights and every now and then there is 
an accident. So far, I have not had any, how- 

"At this place where I am now, there are al- 
ways two fellows stationed. We have a room 7X 
12 feet, access to which is by a window. In the 
room we have a bed, a table and a settee. We 
eat with the soldiers twice a day and the meals 
are not very sporty. 

"There are dug-outs near our quarters at these 
stations, so we are safe if they start shelling the 
town. I have had no shell burst closer to me than 
200 yards. There is one place where we are 
within a mile of the Germans. We are behind 
a hill into which dug-outs are built and we all 
live in them. It has a very peculiar appearance 
with all the roofs about five feet thick, built of 
logs and earth. When I am at this place, I stay 
in my dirt house all day long, or at least remain 
near enough to duck in when a shell whistles 
overhead. This all sounds rather spooky, but it 
it not bad at all. 

"I have talked with a lot of the soldiers who 
were at Verdun during the first part of the fight- 
ing and some who were in the Champagne attack 
last spring. 

"You can imagine, they have some pretty tough, 
times. One fellow told me that at Verdun where 
he was the first eight days of the attack, when 
the Germans took a small town where he was 
stationed, they all took to the houses. The Ger- 
mans followed and told them they would be taken 
prisoners and treated as such if they gave up 
their arms. They agreed and when they had 
given them up, the Germans threw hand-grenades 
at them. This fellow escaped by dodging out of 
a window." 

Bowdoin lost its first game in the Maine series- 
last Saturday in the ninth inning when every- 
thing indicated a close but certain Bowdoin vic- 
tory. The game began with Bowdoin's scoring 
in the first inning, when McElwee singled, stole 
second, and scored on Finn's well-placed hit to- 
center. From then to the sixth inning excellent 
pitching on the part of both the Bowdoin and 
Maine twirlers prevented further scoring. In the 
sixth Lawry of Maine singled, stole second, and 
came home on Hackett's double, bringing in 
Maine's first run and tying the score. The next: 



inning, however, saw Bowdoin come through with 
two runs. Donnell singled, reached second on 
Woodman's sacrifice, third on a passed ball, and 
came home on a wild throw to first. In the mean- 
time Bradford reached second, got to third on 
Kelley's infield drive, and was brought home by 
White's hit. Then came the fatal ninth, when, 
with the bases full Lawry hit a hot one to short 
which was fumbled, and two Maine men crossed 
the plate, tying the score. In the tenth inning 
Maine scored again and won the game. The 
playing of White for Bowdoin and Capt. Lawry 
for Maine was easily the feature of the game. 
White pitched a wonderfully steady game in 
twelve men. He raised a blister on his control- 
ling finger which bothered him badly near the 
end of the game. In the ninth inning Bradford, 
Bowdoin's catcher, split the middle finger on his 
right hand and had to be relieved by Chapman. It 
is feared that Bradford's injury is such that he 
will be obliged to be out of the game for at least 
three weeks and possibly longer. 
The summary: 


ab r bh po a e 

S. Phillips, cf i 

Lawry, 2b 4 1 2 4 

Hackett. lb 5 1 17 2 

Rowe, 3b 1 1 3 

Pendleton, ss 4 2 3 

Giles, rf 2 

Ruflner, rf 2 

Gorham, If 4 1 

Reardon, c 3 1 1 6 3 

Driscoll. p 4 1 8 1 

Total 37 4 5 30 17 3 


ab r bh po a e 

:F. Phillips, If 5 1 1 

Chapman, rf, c 5 1 1 

McElwell, lb 4 1 1 9 

T-inn. ss 4 1 1 1 1 

Donnell, 3b 4 1 3 2 

Woodman, cf 3 3 1 

Bradford, c 3 1 Oil 4 

Goodskey, rf 1 2 

Kellev, 2b 3 2 4 

White, p _1 J. — — -1 -1 

Total , 36 3 6 30 11 6 

Innings: „ _ 

Maine 1 2 1 — 4 

Bowdoin 100 0002 00 — 3 

Two base hit, Hackett. Sacrifice hits, Pendleton, 
Woodman, Kelley. Stolen bases, S. Phillips, Lawry 
2, McElwee, Donnell. Double plays, F. Phillips to 
Finn. Left on bases, Maine 9; Bowdoin 5. Firse base 
on balls off White 4. First base on errors, Maine 5; 
Bowdoin 2. Hit by pitcher, by White, Gorham. Struck 
out bv White 12; bv Driscoll 8. Passed balls, Chap- 
man, Reardon. Wild pitches. White 2. Time 3.00. 
Umpire, Conway. 

Woodruff, Mrs. Alaric W. Haskell, and Mrs. 
William R. Porter of Brunswick, and Mrs. Wil- 
liam H. Merrill of Lawrence, Mass. Mrs. Leon S. 
Lippincott and Mrs. John A. Slocum of Bruns- 
wick poured. Sprague's orchestra of Portland 
furnished music for an order of twenty dances. 
The guests were the Misses Laura Coding, Vir- 
ginia Hamilton, Elizabeth Barton, Fidelia Wood- 
bury, Bessie Hill, Elizabeth Freeman and Mil- 
dred Russell of Portland, Marguerite Hutch- 
ins of Brunswick, Ida Wotton of Rockland, 
Dorothy Bailey of Egypt, Mass., Grace Chil- 
son of Franklin, Mass., Frances Rane of Wel- 
lesley, Mass., Arvilla Todd of Lawrence, Mass., 
Isabella McWilliams of Portsmouth, N. H., Eliza- 
beth Scott of Providence, R. I., Marie Heinze of 
Detroit, JNIich., and Mary Woodfill of Greens- 
burg, Ind. 

The committee in charge of the house party 
was composed of Littlefield 'i6, Manderson 'i8, 
Mooers ' i8, and Barton ' 19. Hall of Brunswick 


The Eta of Theta Deha Chi held its annual 
house party at the charge house last Friday, with 
a reception in the afternoon and a dance in the 
evening. The house was decorated in a color 
plan of green and yellow. In the receiving line 
v.-ere Mrs. Wilmot B. Mitchell, Mrs. Frank N. 


The Beta Theta Pi annual house party was 
held in the chapter house last Friday afternoon 
and evening. The house was beautifully decorat- 
ed with evergreen and roses and the dance orders 
were of black leather upon which the fraternity 
coat-of-arms was embossed. 

The patronesses were Mrs. Alice C. Little of 
Brunswick, Mrs. Elizabeth T. Lee of Cambridge, 
Mass., Mrs. Louis McCarthy of West Roxbury, 
Mass., and Mrs. Frederick A. Coombs of East 
Orange, N. J. Presiding at the refreshment 
tables were Mrs. Henry Johnson, Mrs. Charles 
T. Burnett, Mrs. Manton Copeland, Mrs. George 
R. Elliott, Mrs. Orren C. Hormell, Mrs. Paul 
Nixon and Mrs. William H. Davis, all of Bruns- 

Among the guests were the Misses Lucia Al- 
ford, Marion Andrews, Helene Blackwell, Helen 
Colby, Dorothy Donnell, Mary Elliot and Isabel 
Palmer of Brunswick, Doris Perry, Geneva 
Rose, Helen Sullivan and Helen Webb of Rock- 
land, Esther Coffin, Helene Fenderson and 
Frances Foss of Portland, Mildred Farrington of 
Augusta, Maybelle Haines of Dexter, Ruth 
Crane of Machias, Irene Jackson of Waterville, 
Olive Doe of Lexington, Mass., Caroline Creed 
of Needham Heights, Mass., and Helen Upham 
of Duluth, Minn. 

The committee in charge of the house party 
consisted of Bird '16, Ireland '16, Lovejoy '17, 
Coombs '18, and McCarthy '19. Music was fur- 
nished by Lovell's orchestra of Brunswick. 




Ten teams in two divisions compose the in- 
terfraternity baseball league for this seasofi. 
Games have already been played on the Delta, 
and there is a game scheduled for every after- 
noon unless some special college event interferes. 
In the first division are P'si Upsilon, Delta Kappa 
Epsilon, Theta Delta Chi, Delta Upsilon and Phi 
Theta Upsilon. The second division is composed 
of Alpha Delta Phi, Zeta Psi, Kappa Sigma, Beta 
Theta Pi and Beta Chi. 

The rules of the league provide for games of 
at least five innings, and the managers are to 
agree beforehand on the exact number. If a 
game has to be postponed on account of weather 
it is to be played at the earliest open date. 'Varsity 
men are excluded from the games. The winners 
in each division are to contend for the champion- 
ship in three nine inning games. 

The schedule is as follows : 

April 24. Dekes vs. Psi U's. 

April 25. Alpha Delts vs. Zetes. 

April 26. D. U.'s vs. Phi Thetas. 

April 27. B. X.'s vs. Kappa Sigs. 

April 28. Dekes vs. D. U.'s. 

May I. Alpha Delts vs. Betas. 

May 2. Psi U's vs. Theta Delts. 

May 3. Zetes vs. Kappa Sigs. 

May 4. Dekes vs. Phi Thetas. 

May 5. Betas vs. B. X.'s. 

May 8. Theta Delts vs. D. U.'s. 

May 9. Kappa Sigs vs. Betas. 

May 10. Psi U.'s vs. Phi Thetas. 

May II. Alpha Delts vs. B. X.'s. 

May 12. Theta Delts vs. Dekes. 

May 15. Zetes vs. B. X.'s. 

May 16. Psi U.'s vs. D. U.'s. 

May 18. Alpha Delts vs. Kappa Sigs. 

May 19. Theta Delts vs. Phi Thetas. 

May 22. Zetes vs. Betas. 


The first of the interfraternity games was won 
by the Alpha Delts, who defeated the Zetes last 
Tuesday. Stanley pitched for the Alpha Delts 
and held the Zetes to a single run. Maclninch 
went into the box for the Zetes at the opening of 
the game, but was hit heavily and was replaced 
by Marston. The battery, Stanley and Thomas, 
starred on the winning team, while on the Zetes, 
Norton led in the hitting. Marston kept down 
the Alpha Delt hits after he went into the game, 
striking out the first three men who came up to 
the bat. The score: 

Alpha Delts 5 3 q x— 8 

Zetes o o o i — i 

Batteries: Stanley '18 and Thomas '19; Mac- 
lninch '19, Marston '17 and Niven '16. Umpires: 
Keene '17 and Philbrick '17. 


The Kappa Sigs defeated the Beta Chis Thurs- 
day afternoon in a closely fought game. Tuttle's 
pitching was a feature, as he struck out ten of the 
opposing batters. Beta Chi held the lead until 
nearly the end. The score. 
Beta Chis i o 4 o o o o — 5 

Batteries: Moran '17, Hight '16 and Robinson 
19; R. C. Tuttle '19 and Palmer '18. Umpires: 
Matthews '18 and Needelman '18. 


The balloting for members of the Junior and 
Sophomore classes to represent those classes in 
the preliminary contest for the Alexander Prizes 
has resulted as follows: From 1917, Achorn, 
Bowdoin, Chapman, R. H. Cobb, Miller, Phillips' 
Rickard, Shumway and Willey; from 1918, Al- 
bion, J. E. Gray, Jacob, Joyce, Matthews, Mooers, 
Norton, Roper and Sanderson. 

Competition for the final contest on June 19th 
is open also to any other members of these class- 
es who care to enter the preliminary con- 
test. Competitors who have already appeared in a 
final Alexander contest will not be permitted to 
use a selection upon which they have been coached 
for that contest. 

The trials will take place probably on Wednes- 
day, May 10, in Hubbard Hall. Announcement 
as to time and order of speaking is to be made 

The selection of men from the freshman class 
for the trials will be made sometime in the near 

Professors Woodrufif and Moody and Mr. 
Meserve have been chosen as judges. 


"Bad weather has kept the men off the field a 
large part of the past week, but they have shown 
wonderful spirit by sticking to it through all dif- 
ficulties," said Coach Magee Saturday. Practi- 
cally all the men are out and are working hard 
for the Tech meet which comes next Friday, and 
is a part of the program of the Tech Junior Week. 
Bowdoin's track men are looking forward with 
confidence and a strong team will surely go to 
Cambridge. Last year Bowdoin dedicated the 
new Tech field with a victory and the men hope 
to be able to win again this year. The rains of 
the past week have softened the track on Whit- 
tier Field to such an extent that fast work is im- 



adopted the newspaper fomi almost without ex- 
ception, seemingly indicating that the step would 
be a progressive one, tending perhaps toward a 
semi-weekly paper in the near future. 

The negative argimients are perhaps three. 

The most important is that of preservation, the 

question whether the Orient should be merely 

=^== a record or should attempt fields more closely 

EDITORIAL BOARD connected with a true newspaper. The second 

DoK.^LD W. Philbkick, 1917, Editor-in-Chief argument is that of precedent and dignity. Should 

Robert G. Albiok, 191S, 

Wiuj.^M S. CoRM.\CK, 1917, 


The B0WIK11X PCBLisHisG Compjlst 



Managing Editor 
Alumni Editor 

RoLLASD C. F.\RNHAM, 1919, On The Campus 

Clyde E. Stevens, iqio. The Othei CoUeges 

Frank E. Noyes, 1917 
Whitney Coombs, 1918 
Franklin D. M.\cCormick, 1918 
Bela W. Norton, 191S 
Gerald S. Joyce, 191S 
Raymond I_ Atwood, 1919 

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. $z.oo per year, in advance. 
Single copies, 10 cents. 


Percy F. Crane, 1917, 
Gerald S. Joyce, 1918, 
A. Otis Moulton, 191S, 

Business Manager 
Assistant Manager 
Assistant Manager 

Entered ai Post Office si Brunsu-ick as Seoond-CIass -Mail Matter 

VoL XLVl. 

M.\Y 2. 1Q16 

No. 4 

The Future of the Orient 

^^"ith the question of how the Orient may best 
serve the college before us, we have thought seri- 
ously the last few weeks of the future form of 
the paper. The Orient is now published in what 
mav be termed magazine form. For twenty years 
at least the matter of changing it to newspaper 
form has been discussed, only to be postponed 
year after year. This year increased interest in 
the change was shown and considerable investi- 
gation made. 

The arguments in favor of the change are 
many, centering principally however around two. 
Increased space. gi\-ing opportunit\- for more cuts, 
headlines and lengthy articles could be obtained 
thereby and it would f)lace us in line with other 
colleges throughout the country, which have 

we not take pride in our conservatism and indi- 
viduality? Would not the Bowdoin men of past 
years resent any such radical change as that pro- 
posed? This question the alumni alone can 
answer. The third argument concerns a danger 
which to us seems slight, a possible lowering of 
standards in the makeup and policy of the paper. 
The Bowdoin Publishing Company is at present 
in excellent financial condition, owing greatly to 
the efiicient work of tlie retiring business man- 
ager, and the cost of the change need not be seri- 
ously considered. 

With these arguments before them, the Orient 
Board has passed a resolution indorsing the 
change and the board of directors has voted it 
wiili certain restrictions. These restrictions have 
prevented the change taking place this year but 
anotlier effort will be made next ZVIarch. Mean- 
while it is the desire of those responsible for the 
Orient to obtain as far as possible the sentiment 
of those interested, in particular the student body 
and the alumni subscribers. Communications ex- 
pressing approval or disapproval are requested 
and an earnest, intelligent discussion of the ques- 
tion is ursred. 

Credit for Military Training 

Under the heading "Bowdoin's Degree Men- 
aced,"" the Boston Traiiscrif't for April 24 re- 
prints an editorial from the Cornell Sun. attack- 
ing the policy of granting credit toward a college 
degree for time spent at the Plattsburg militarj- 
camps, ^^^^ile not objecting to tlie broadening 
of the colleges scope along lines of practical sci- 
entific education, the Cornell editor thinks that 
in Bowdoin"s case "the good has been overdone 
and the college degree stripped of its signifi- 

This criticism is founded on a misunderstand- 
ing which, for the sake of the high standing of 
Bowdoin, should be corrected. Bowdoin is not 
going to grant credit toward a degree for sum- 
mer work at Plattsburg alone. A lecture course 
in militar}- science is to be instituted under the 
direct supervision of the United States Army, 
and this course, when supplemented by work at 
Plattsbursr, will count toward a degree as does 



any mother course in the curriculum. 

Bowloin takes pride in clinging to the tradi- 
tional stanfiards of scholarship in so far as they 
best serve the end of a Hberal college and, at the 
same time, does not hesitate to make changes or 
additions wherever they may seem desirable. On 
the editorial page of this paper last week, the 
prime duty of a college was stated to be training 
for good citizenship, Bowdoin believes prepara- 
tion for war, when war is necessary to maintain 
the nation's honor or to defend the rights of hu- 
manity, is a part of this training for good citizen- 
ship and that, in encouraging the study of mili- 
tary science, supplemented by summer work at 
Plattsburg, the college is in no way lowering or 
endangering its established standards but is seek- 
ing to fulfill its share in the work laid out for it. 

Regular shooting practice for members of the 
Rifle Qub began yesterday afternoon on the 
Brunswick range. In accordance with certain 
stipulated conditions it is only possible at present 
for ten men to shoot at' a time. In the near fu- 
ture, however, the government will repair the 
range so that twenty men can use it at once. 
After this week, Monday afternoons will be re- 
served for the faculty members of the club. It 
should also be noted that members can shoot on 
Saturday afternoons only by special application 
to Schlosberg 'i8, president of the club. 

The following rules and regulations regarding 
the of equipment have recently been posted: 
Ten men only can be accommodated on an 

Application for permission to shoot must be by 
personal signature on posted list. No proxies ac- 

In the event of more than ten men applying 
or any given day, priority will be given to those 
who have shot the least number of times, excep- 
tion being made for qualified team members, who 
are duly authorized to practice for competition. 

Guns and ammunition will be distributed at 
Bannister Hall between 3.30 and 3.45 p. m. and 
no equipment can be obtained before or after 
that time. 

Guns and ammunition will be inspected by the 
range officer and charged to each member at time 
of issue. Before guns can be returned they must 
be thoroughly cleaned and oiled. Each man will 
be credited with ammunition returned. 

On the range the announced officer for the day 
is in full charge, and members refusing to com- 
ply with his instructions will promptly forfeit 
their club privileges. 


Portland High and Biddeford High have been 
awarded the silver championship cups in the two 
divisions of the Bowdoin Interscholastic Debat- 
ing League. On Friday, April 21, Portland High 
defeated Edward Little High of Auburn, the win- 
ners supporting the negative of the proposition: 
"Resolved, that the United States should take 
definite steps to bring about the organization of a 
Pan-American Union, as outlined in 'Pan-Ameri- 
canism' by Roland G. Usher." 

Biddeford High, supporting the negative de- 
feated Brunswick High last Friday on the sub- 
ject: "Resolved, that ex-Secretary Garrison's 
plan for military reorganization should be adopt- 

Hescock '16 and Fobes '17 coached Portland 
and Edward Little, respectively, while Xiven '16 
acted as Bidde ford's coach, and Chapman '17 and 
Jacob '18 prepared Brunswick. 


Following the same policy as last year of hav- 
ing few, but highly eminent men to address the 
Christian Association meetings. Professor Lang- 
ley gives out the following tentative list of speak- 
ers whom he hopes to procure for next winter: 
ilr. Richard P. Strong, professor of tropical 
medicine at Harvard University, and chairman 
of the International Sanitarj' Commission. Mr. 
.Strong and the commission of which he is the 
head, are well known internationally for the splen- 
did and heroic work recently done among the 
plague sufferers in Servia, and also for relief 
work in Manchuria; Mr. Homer Albers, Dean of 
the Boston University Law School and attorney 
for Thomas W. Lawson; Mr. C. W. Barron, ed- 
itor of the Boston News Bureau, a financial 
paper. Mr. Barron is an authority on business 
affairs and allied matters, and is noted for sev- 
eral books he has written which are highly re- 
garded in their field and Mr. Percival Lowell, 
director of the famous Lowell Observatorj- at 

Efforts are being made to secure suitable dele- 
gates to represent the college at the annual Stu- 
dent Conference at Northfield. !Mass. 

At a meeting of the Bowdoin Fencing Associa- 
tion last Tuesday evening, Julian E. Gray '18 
was elected captain-manager of the fencir^ team 
for the coming season. 

A spring squad of fencers may be provided, if 
sufficient interest is shown to warrant it. 




Eighteen freshmen are candidates for assistant 
managerships in the four sports. They are : 

Baseball — Angus, Burleigh, Cole, Fay and F. 
B. Morrison. 

Football — Finn, Grover, Mitchell, Paul, Sim- 
mons and Sturgis. 

Track — Mahoney, Martin, R. A. Stevens and 

Tennis — Farrar, Hargraves, Nelson and Whit- 

The candidates for the football assistant man- 
agership usually report in September, just before 
the opening of the Sophomore year, but owing to 
winter football, the call was sent out for fresh- 
men during the winter. The candidates in the 
other three sports will be balloted upon in June. 


As a result of the preliminary speaking con- 
test, Donald S. White 'i6 was chosen by a com- 
mittee of the faculty to represent Bowdoin this 
year in the New England Oratorical League con- 
test. Representatives of only the four colleges, 
Amherst, Bowdoin, Wesleyan, and Williams, will 
compete this year. Brown will not be represent- 

The competition will take place in Memorial 
Hall Thursday evening. 



Blanket Tax $15.00 

Gift of Alumnus 10.00 

Harvard Guarantee 15.00 

Springfield Guarantee i5-00 

Tale Guarantee 35-O0 

Total Receipts $90.00 


Harvard Trip $21.00 

Yale-Springfield Trip 45-35 

I. F. A. Dues 10.00 

Trip to I. F. A. Preliminaries 12.60 

Miscellaneous 1.05 

Total Expenditures $90.00 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. L. Hargraves, 

I have examined the books, accounts and 
vouchers of the manager of the Fencing Associa- 
tion, and find the foregoing to be an accurate 
.account of his receipts and expenditures. 

Barrett Potter, 

Audit or. 
April 25, 1916. 

"The Passing of the Armies," by the late Gen- 
eral Joshua L. Chamberlain, (Bowdoin, 1852), 
has been published recently by Messrs. G. P. Put- 
nam's Sons. The book is an account of the final 
campaign of the Army of the Potomac, based 
upon the general's personal reminiscences of the 
Fifth Army Corps. In the course of a lengthy 
review, "The Nation" observes : "Ability, train- 
ing, and experience made him a thoughtful par- 
ticipant in the campaign of 1865, which is the 
theme of his narrative. Its chief historical and 
military value lies in its exposition of the extra- 
ordinary and erratic handling of the armies con- 
fronting Lee, and of their strange composition. 
Told with spirit and skill, its pages full of human 
interest, lightened with personal sketches and 
pertinent anecdotes. Gen. Chamberlain's nar- 
rative is an important contribution to American 
history, one which can hardly fail to modify in 
some respects mistaken popular judgments. In 
the state of military preparedness, of which we 
are beginning to think, this volume may help to 
maintain a scientific application of military prin- 
ciples in the conduct of armies, for the preven- 
tion of the dangerous crudities manifested in the 
Appomattox campaign. 

rhe reviewer supplements the narrative with 
the following account, drawn from the records 
of the war, of Colonel Chamberlain's promotion : 
"On the 17th and i8th of June, 1864, Gen. 
Grant was at City Point. Gen. Meade was in 
command of the Army of the Potomac in front 
of Petersburg. The telegraph wires were out of 
order on both days, interrupting communication 
between Grant and Meade. On the evening of 
June 19, Gen. Warren, commanding the Fifth 
Corps, reported to Meade that Col. Chamberlain 
was mortally wounded in the assaults of the pre- 
vious day, the ball having passed through the 
pelvis and bladder. Warren adds that Chamber- 
lain had been previously recommended for pro- 
motion, that on the day before he had led his bri- 
gade under a most destructive fire, and that the 
wounded oiificer now expressed the wish that he 
might receive the recognition of his service by 
promotion before he died, for the gratification of 
his family and friends. Warren begs that the re- 
quest be granted, if possible. On the same day 
Meade forwarded this telegram to Grant, with 
the earnest recommendation that Col. Chamber- 
lain's request be granted. On June 20, the second 
day after Chamberlain's wounding. Grant at City 
Point, in pursuance of authority of the Secretary 
of War, in special orders No. 39, mostly devoted to 
the distribution of the army mail, appointed Col. 
Chamberlain brigadier-general of Lhiited States 



Volunteers, subject to the approval of the Pres- 

The book contains maps, portraits, and a bio- 
graphical note by Mr. G. H. Putnam recounting 
General Chamberlain's connection with the Col- 
lege as Instructor, Professor, and President, his 
conspicuous service at Gettysburg, and his chiv- 
alrous conduct when Lee stacked arms at Ap- 
pomattox. Of the last mentioned occasion, the 
reviewer observes : "General Chamberlain was 
placed in command of the receiving troops, sig- 
nalizing the event by an act of courtesy celebrat- 
ed in the annals of the war." 

Ct)e SOtfter Colleges 

A Chinese play with an all-Chinese cast will 
be presented by college students from the Orient 
who are studying in institutions near Boston, on 
February 25. Undergraduates from Harvard 
University and Technology will play the mascu- 
line roles, and Chinese girls from Radcliffe and 
Wellesley will take feminine parts. 

"Drink a Highball," an old drinking song at 
the University of Pennsylvania, has been official- 
ly banned under the order of Provost Smith and 
other university officials, who declare that the 
song lays Penn men open to misunderstanding 
and is not truly representative of the university. 

The University of Washington is having a 
series of "pep rallies," at which the attendance 
of all fraternity men is checked up as well as the 
number of Freshmen and Sophomores. Some or- 
ganizations had a percentage of 100. 

Nine students have been enrolled in the new 
Cambridge Law School for women. The school 
will have the same professors as Harvard and a 
similar three-year course. The school occupies 
two rooms, one used as a classroom and the other 
as a library. Among those enrolled are three 
graduates of Radcliffe and one of Mt. Holyoke. 
They have as a special feature "a moot court" in 
which they hold mock trials and at which one of 
the faculty sits as chief justice. 

How to secure officers from the military 
trained students of the land grant colleges has 
been discussed before the House Military Affairs 
Committee by President Edmund J. James of the 
University of Illinois, President James proposes 
the establishment by the Federal Government of 
military scholarships of $250 a year. Those win- 
ning these scholarships would, on graduation, 
enter the army as second lieutenants for one year, 
retiring thence to the reserve. 

Despite the vigorous protests of their parents 
and friends, the 106 students of the Illinois Wes- 
leyan University who were suspended by Presi- 

dent Kemp for infractions of the college rule 
against dancing, must abide by the faculty decree 
which excludes them from classes for a fortnight. 

Football and basketball men of Milwaukee 
Normal have adopted the following slogan for 
the football dance : 
No flowers. 
No dress suits. 
No taxi-cabs. 

Lots of democracy. 

The vexing question of whether a student goes 
to college primarily for college activities or for 
study has now found its way to Haverford Col- 
lege. Steps will probably be taken to forbid any- 
one from being captain or manager of more than 
one activity outside his lessons. 

Believing that the annual custom of choosing 
the twenty-four prettiest girls of the Sophomore 
class to carry the "daisy chain" on Senior day 
had reduced itself to a vulgar beauty contest, the 
SeniorsatVassar have voted to abolish the practice. 

"Kangaroo courts" and the traditional "hot- 
hand" will have no part in determining the fash- 
ionable dress of underclassmen at the University 
of Washington. A warning issued by President 
Suzzallo seems to have had a persuasive effect 
on the Sophomores, who had intended making all 
men wear corduroy trousers. 

A rule has been proposed at Kansas University 
to prevent men from attending the girls' basket- 
ball games without a lady escort. The purpose 
is to secure a more select audience for the games. 

University of Chicago co-eds have gone on a 
strike because they are not allowed to sit on the 
same side of the room with the men students in 
certain lecture courses. 

The trustees of Pennsylvania State College 
have named a committee on "preparedness." 
They are determined to offer the buildings and 
grounds of the college for use in time of na- 
tional emergency ; to tender the use of the cam- 
pus to the military authorities for a summer 
training camp, if desired. The college has mili- 
tary training for its students. 

A rule has recently gone into effect at Texas 
University whereby members of college publcia- 
tions will be suitably rewarded for their services. 
Editors are to receive gold medals, associates sil- 
ver and reporters bronze. 

The members of the home economics class of 
the University of Washington have the oppor- 
tunity of occupying a practice cottage, where 
they may work out various problems which arise 
in connection with the management of a home. 
Their ability to solve these problems determines 
their fitness for graduation. 



f)n t|)e Campus 

Senior canes appeared yesterday. 

The last Freshmen warnings are due shortly. 

Sturgis '19 is playing in the orchestra of a the- 
atre in Lewiston this week. 

Golf seems to be a popular minor sport among 
the less strenuous these days. 

William Hodge in "Fixing Sister" is drawing 
many students to Portland these nights. 

Leatherbarrow '17 taught at Topsham High 
School last week in the absence of one of the 

Edwards '16, Achorn '17, and Blanchard '17 at- 
tended the national convention of Zeta Psi as del- 
egates from the Lambda last week. 

President Hyde had a letter in the Nation of 
April 25, in which he described his method of 
choosing suitable men for the faculty. 

Leo F. Creeden e.v-'l'/ is travelling through the 
South and West for the I^'uller and Smith Adver- 
tising Co., with headquarters at Cleveland. 

Hemenway '19 received word last week that he 
had successfully passed the entrance examina- 
tion for West Point and will enter that institu- 
tion in June. 

The Varsity defeated the Brunswick High base- 
ball team on Whittier Field Thursday afternoon. 
It was in the nature of .1 practice game, and no 
sccre was kept. 

From the Bates Student after the exhibition 
game: "If there is one team which we must watch 
more than any of the others, it is Bowdoin. To 
beat them by such a score was significant." 

At the session of the Interdenominational Com- 
mittee of the Protestant churches of the State, 
held last Wednesday, President Hyde was re- 
elected president of the organization. 

Professor G. T. Files was elected treasurer of 
the Maine Aeronautical Coast Patrol Association 
at a recent meeting of the directors of the asso- 

George L. Irving, editor of the North Ameri- 
can Student will meet this afternoon at five, the 
men who are to be active in Y. M. C. A. work 
next year. 

The period for gym make-ups has been extend- 
ed another week and will last until May 6. Cuts 
not made up by that time will have to be cleared 
under an approved instructor hired by the stu- 

On the campus recently were C. P. Merrill '96, 
E. G. Barbour '12, F. E. Harrington '12, W. A. 
MacCormick '12, S. J. Marsh '12, A. P. Welch 
'12, V. W. Marr '14, W. G. Tackaberrv '15, and 
R. H. Brooks ex-'i?,. 

To quote the Colby Echo : "Two Bowdoin 

sophomores made an unexpected visit to Colby 
last Friday. They jumped a freight intending to 
get off at Richmond but the train went through 
so fast that they decided to visit friends at Wa- 
terville instead." 

The Athletic Council met last week. The fol- 
lowing business was transacted : 

It was voted to approve the dual tennis meet 
with Bates during the first week in May. 

It was voted to recommend to the college 
boards that $50.00 be appropriated for privilege 
of use of Brunswick Golf links by students. 

The Ivy assessment of ten dollars upon each 
member of the junior class is now payable to any 
of the following men : Stride, Phillips, Willey, 
Blanchard or Ross. The members of the class 
are urged to pay as promptly as possible. 

Coach Houser wishes all pitchers and catchers 
to report at the gym for practice on all rainy 

The managing of the Freshman Bible is to be 
competitive hereafter, and the position will be 
given to the freshman or sophomore who collects 
the largest amount of advertising. The position 
brings in a financial return and the competition 
is open to all members of the two lower classes. 
Those wishing to try out will hand their names to 
Albion '18 before Saturday. 

A committee representing each of the fra- 
ternities has been selected to interest the student 
body in Plattsburg. The members are Hawes '16, 
Little '16, Moulton '16, Pettengill '16, Achorn '17, 
Moran '17, Philbrick '17, Albion '18, DeMott '18, 
and Van Wart '18. These men are requested to 
meet for a short talk before the preparedness 
meeting in the Union this evening. 



2. Psi Upsilon vs. Theta Delta Chi. 
7:30, Military Meeting, Union. 

3. Zeta Psi vs. Kappa Sigma. 

4. Delta Kappa Epsilon vs. Delta Upsilon. 

5. Dual Meet — Bowdoin vs. M. I. T. at Cam- 

Beta Theta Pi vs. Beta Chi. 
Kappa Sigma House Party. 

6. Bowdoin vs. Colby on Whittier Field. 

8. Theta Delta Chi vs. Delta Upsilon. 

9. Kappa Sigma vs. Beta Theta Pi. 

10. Psi Upsilon vs. Phi Theta Upsilon. 
Trials for Alexander Prize Speaking. 

11. Alpha Delta Phi vs Beta Chi. 

12. Bowdoin vs. Maine at Orono. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon vs. Theta Delta Chi. 
Delta Upsilon House Party. 
14. Maine Intercollegiate Track Meet. 



alumni Department 

'54- — Council Greeley, the oldest lawyer in 
active practise in Chicago at his death, passed 
away at his home April i6th. Mr. Greely was 
born in Dover, Maine, March 20, 1825, and after 
his graduation from Bowdoin, he taught school 
at various places throughout the State for three 
years. In 1857 he began to practise law in 
Dover, Maine, but in 1859 he moved to Quincy, 
Illinois, where he remained until 1872. Since 
that time he has been in Chicago. 

Though stricken with absolute blindness about 
forty years ago, he persisted in attending to his 
duties as an attorney, skilfully threading his way 
through the crowded streets, with the assistance 
of a policeman who had learned to expect his ar- 
rivals on the corners at a certain hour of each 
day of the week. 

He is survived by his wife and a daughter. 
'94. — Rev. Robert L. Sheaff has given up his 
duties as pastor of the Congregational Church in 
Norridgewock, Me. 

'99. — The library has recently received a bul- 
letin containing a copy of the address made by 
Dr. Winford Smith to the trustees of the Jeanes 
Hospital. Dr. Smith is the Superintendent of the 
Johns Hopkins Hospital of Baltimore, Md. 

'oS-— Leonard A. Pierce, Esq., is one of the 
candidates for congressional nomination in the 
Fourth District. He received his LL.B. degree 
from Harvard. After his graduation from here 
he was immediately admitted to the law firm of 
Madigan and Madigan. Mr. Pierce is at present 
practicing independently. In 1915 he represent- 
ed Houlton in the Legislature and took a very 
prominent part in the discussion of important 
measures in the House. He is an able speaker 
and will undobutedly be a strong addition to the 
speakers in the coming campaign. 

'07.— Roscoe H. Hupper argued an admiralty 
case before the Supreme Court of the United 
States, March 13th, on behalf of the Internation- 
al Mercantile Marine Company. The case in- 
volved an important point with respect to appeals 
in admiralty and went to the Supreme Court from 
the Circuit Court of Appeals. 

e.r-'o7.— Word has been received of the recent 
enlistment in the United States Navy at San 
Francisco of Willis N. Haines, a former student 
of the college. 

«'^-'iS-— James M. Marston was married to 
Miss Lottie M. Johnson of Hallowell, Me., on 
April 17th. Mr. Marston graduated from Co- 
lumbia University after leaving Bowdoin, and is 
now teaching in the Stuyvesant High School, 
New York. 

When in Portland 
Go to 

Congress Square Barber Shop 

One of the best equipped and 
most Sanitary Barber Shops in 
New England. 

Bowdoin Men Given Special Attention 
Wm. Souviney, Prop. 

Gorneil University Medical College 

In the City of New York 

Admits graduates of Bowdoin College pre- 
senting the required Physics, Chem- 
istry and Biology. 

Instruction by laboratory methods throughout 
the course. Small sections facilitate 
personal contact of student and in- 

Graduate Courses leading to A. M. and Ph. D. 

also offered under direction of the 
Graduate School of Cornell Univer- 
Applications for admission are preferabiy made not 
later than June. Next session opens 
September 27, 1916- 
For information and catalogue, address, 


Cornell University Medical College, 
Box 420, First Ave. & 28th St.. New York City. 


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NO. 5 

Albert J. Weatherhead, Jr., of Harvard will 
coach the Bowdoin eleven next fall, according to 
an announcenaent made by Manager Blanchard 
yesterday. Weatherhead has played at end 
two years on the Harvard 'varsity, and has 
not only had the training under Haughton, but 
also under Rush, the Princeton coach, while at 
the University school in Cleveland. He is cap- 
tain of the Harvard wrestling team and the 
champion wrestler and boxer of the i68 lb. 
class. He was secured through the efforts of 
the Boston Alumni, and particularly through 
Thomas L. Pierce '98 and Phillips Kimball '07. 

Theodore Roosevelt proved to be the popular 
choice for the next President in the straw vote 
taken for the Sunday Telegram by Say ward '16 
Three hundred and nine students voted, 144 for 
Roosevelt, "jj apiece for Wilson and Hughes and 
1 1 for Root. In the faculty vote, however, Wil- 
son gained a slight plurality, with twelve to his 
credit, while Hughes received nine, Roosevelt 
five and Root one. These figures show that the 
undergraduate body is about 75 per cent, and the 
faculty 55 per cent., Republican. Since so many 
voters were undecided about their choice for 
governor, little weight was attached to this vote 
and the exact results were not given out. Among 
the faculty, Wheeler was loyally supported with 
seventeen votes, while Curtis had four and Mil- 
liken three. In the undergraduate vote, Milliken 
and Wheeler scored heavily for the Republicans, 
and Governor Curtis for the Democrats. 

There were many interesting facts about the 
votes of the student body. The ballots contained 
the names of Roosevelt, Hughes, Root and Wil- 
son for President, and Callahan, Milliken, Park- 
hurst, Wheeler and Curtis for governor, but the 
voter could write in the name of any other can- 
didate he wished. Only one man voted the Pro- 
gressive ticket, writing "Progressive" before 
Roosevelt's name and voting for Lawrence of 
Lubec for governor. Only two votes were 
thrown out as defective. One man voted for 
both Hughes and Wilson, writing "pending sub- 

marine investigations" on his ballot. Neither 
Henry Ford nor William H. Taft nor William 
J. Bryan drew any votes. 

The voting was carried on largely in the fra- 
ternity houses, where intense rivalry existed and 
in many cases there was some campaigning. 
Roosevelt carried all but two houses, tying with 
Wilson in one and losing to Hughes by four 
votes in the other. 


Bowdoin lost its third annual meet with the In- 
stitute of Technology last Friday by the score of 
68 to 58. The meet Friday was closely contested 
throughout, and the two teams were so evenly 
matched that it was not until the last event that 
a Tech victory was certain. 

Leadbetter was Bowdoin's largest point win- 
ner, cleaning up firsts in the shot put and ham- 
mer-throw, and second in the discus. Savage 
won both the hurdles for Bowdoin in good time, 
and Webber came through second in both these 
events, and also won second in the 100 yd. dash. 
Turner brought home two seconds. In the half 
mile he lead the field all the way around and 
was nosed out by inches at the finish by Brown 
of Tech. His race in the half mile was also a 
beautiful one and he came in but a few yards be- 
hind Tech's speeder, Capt. Guething whose time 
was 50 4-5. 

The summary : 

100- Yard Dash.— Won by O'Hara, T.; Web- 
ber, B., second; Russert, T., third. Time: 10 2-5S. 

120- Yard Hurdles.— Won by Savage, B.; Web- 
ber, B., second; Sewall, T., third. Time: 16 1-55. 

Mile Run.— Won by By Brown, T.; Herzog, 
T., second; McCarten, T., third. Time- 4m 
37 3-5S. 

440- Yard Dash.— Won by Guething, T. ; Tur- 
ner, B., second; Wyman, B., third. Time: 50 4-53. 

Two Mile Run.— Won by Halfacre, T. ; Mc- 
Vickar, T., second; Mosher, B., third. Time: 
lom. IS. 

220- Yard Dash.— Won by O'Hara, T. ; Russert, 
T., second; Savage, B., third. Time: 22 4-5S. 

220- Yard Low Hurdles.— Won by Savage, B.; 
Webber, B., second; Jackson, T., third. Time' 
26 4-ss. 

880- Yard Run.— Won by Brown, T. ; Turner, 


B., second; Guething, T., third. Time: im. 

58 3-Ss. 

Higli Tump. — Tie for first between Sullivan, 
T., and White, B. ; Lockwood, T., third. Height : 
^ ft. 8^ in. 

Shot Put— Won by Leadbetter, B. ; Swam, T. , 
second; Stanley, B., third. Distance: 40 ft. i in. 

Hammer Throw.— Won by Leadbetter, B. ; 
Swain, T., second; Moulton, B., third. Distance: 
146 ft. 3^4 in. 

Pole Vault. — Won by Lawrason, T. ; Sampson, 
B., second; Buchanan, T., third. Height: 11 ft. 

3 in- 
Broad Jump.— Won by Reed, T. ; Hall, B., sec- 
ond; Sullivan, T., third. Distance: 22 ft. 7^ in. 
(New Tech record.) 

Discus Throw. — Won by Moulton, B.; Lead- 
better, B., second; Gokey, T., third. Distance: 
120 ft. ID in. 

A military preparedness meeting held in the 
Union last Tuesday evening resulted in consider- 
able enthusiasm for the formation of a military 
company here next year, and the speakers held 
forth the militia as the most practical form of 
military company. The speakers were Adjutant 
General George McL. Bresson of the National 
Guard of the State of Maine, Captain E. W. 
Niles, U.S.A. inspector and instructor for the 
state militia, Captain George E. Fogg '02, N.G. 
S.M. and Captain Roy L. Marston '99, N.G.S.M. 
The militia was set forth as the most favor- 
able form of military organization for the col- 
lege inasmuch as the government provides the 
necessary equipment and, if the Federalized 
mihtia bill passes Congress, will pay the men for 
their services. Such a company would be organ- 
ized as coast artillery, which is considered the 
Isest branch of the army. There would be an op- 
portunity for practice on the big guns in the 
Portland forts, and ten days camping would be 
provided for. 

Joining the militia entails three years obliga- 
tion to the colors, but anyone completing his col- 
lege course would receive an honorable dis- 
cnarge. The men would receive special instruc- 
tion in the school of the officer, in order to be 
able to hold commissions in time of war. 

According to Adjutant General Presson, the 
government would furnish all individual equip- 
ment such as rifles, ammunition, shelter tents, 
blankets, ponchos, etc. ; camping equipment with 
tents and other necessaries, a complete olive drab 
uniform for all enlisted men, and armory equip- 
ment for coast artillery instruction. 

The ten day camp of instruction would be given 

at one of the forts in Portland, where the men 
would receive regular army pay. Transportation 
for officers and transportation and subsistence 
for enlisted men are furnished. The dates for 
this encampment can be arranged so as to con- 
flict as little as possible with college or other 
duties. There will be an opportunity to compete 
in the state rifle competition each year with 
transportation and subsistence furnished. There 
will be the services of an inspector-instructor, a 
coast artillery officer of the army, and a coast ar- 
tillery sergeant to conduct the instruction. 

The organization would include a captain, a 
first lieutenant, a second lieutenant, a first ser- 
geant, a quartermaster sergeant, eight sergeants, 
12 corporals, two cooks, two mechanics, two mu- 
sicians, and 81 privates. These men would re- 
ceive varying pay from $500 a year for the cap- 
tain to $50 for the privates, providing that Con- 
gress acts favorably. There will be two drill 
periods of an hour and a half each week, divided 
into even periods of infantry and artillery drill. 
The instruction will progress from the first duties 
of a private to the working out of the duties of 
the officer, and a study of the theories of coast 

Those who attended the meeting seemed en- 
thusiastic over the formation of the company. 
The definite organization cannot come until next 
fall though initial steps may be taken this spring. 


Donald S. White '16, speaking for Bowdoin, 
won the seventh annual contest of the New Eng- 
land Public Speaking League. Amherst, Wes- 
Icyan, and Williams were also represented. 
^/Vhite's subject was "Rupert Brooke, the Great 
Lover." The topic of the evening, by strange 
coincidence, was Armenia, and the recent 
atrocities in that country at the hands of the 
Turks were ably presented by Theodore M. 
C-v-eene of Amherst who spoke on "Europe's 
I'ebt to Armenia," and by Mehran K. Thompson 
of Wesleyan, who dealt with "The Future of Ar- 
menia." Thompson is a native of Armenia, and 
was an eye witness of the massacres of 1896 
which he described with great reality. Even 
Charles D. Kepner, Jr. of Williams, in his 
speech on "Internationalism" brought in the Ar- 
menian troubles. 

This is the fourth of the seven contests which 
Bowdoin has won, the other three winners being 
Earl B. Smith '11, Arthur D. Welch '12, and Ken- 
neth E. Ramsay '15. Brown dropped out of the 
contest this year. Shumway '17 was elected pres- 
ident of the league for the ensuing year. A re- 
ception at the Deke house followed the speaking. 




The Maine Intercollegiate track meet will be 
held on Whittier Field Saturday under the aus- 
pices of Bowdoin. From fourth place three 
years ago, Bowdoin worked up to second place 
at Waterville last year, and is within striking 
distance of first place this year. Coach Magee 
has been working up a well rounded team, and 
we have representatives in the dashes as well as 
in the distances and weights. Dopesters say that 
Maine will win the meet by six points, but there 
may be some surprises on Whittier Field Satur- 

In the two dual meets, Maine defeated Colby 
with practically the same score as that with 
which we defeated Bates. Our track team made 
a creditable showing against Tech, though they 
beat us by ten points. The individual stars for 
Maine will probably include Rice and Ziegler in 
the dashes, French in the hurdles, Bell in the half 
and the mile, Libby*and Preti in the two niile. 
Palmer in the high jump, and Stanley in the 
weights. Rumor has it that Wunderlich and 
Dempsey will be unable to run. Colby has Mer- 
rill in the quarter, and Joyce in the discus. Irv- 
ing Howe, the negro runner, has left Colby and 
will not be in the dashes this year. 

Bowdoin will have men. in every event. In 
the dashes are Webber, Savage and Pirnie, and 
Webber and Savage will also figure in the hur- 
dles. In the quarter there is Crosby; in the half, 

Turner and Wyman : in the mile, Irving, Turner 
and Fillmore, and- in the two mile, Irving and 
Mosher. With Bailey no longer throwing the 
weights for Maine, Bowdoin should score well in 
that part of the meet. Leadbetter was the indi- 
vidual star of the Tech meet, and Moulton has 
been doing well with the discus, while Colbath 
and Stanley are also to be counted upon. In the 
pole vault, Sampson is Bowdoin's best man, while 
White and Hall are our leading jumpers. 
Maine's team was weakened by graduation last 
spring and our team has improved so that in- 
stead of centering our interest in the contest for 
second place as we did last year, we shall have 
the hope of a possible victory. 


All but one match was played off during the 
past week in the first round of the annual spring 
tennis tournament. The results are as follows : 
Flynt '17 defeated Woodworth '18, 6-0, 6-0; 
Freeman '18 defeated Stanley '18 by default; 
Head '16 defeated MacCormick '18, 6-2, 6-2; 
Bird '16 defeated Schlosberg '18, 6-1, 12-14, 6-1; 
Shumway '17 defeated Stearns 'i8, 6-1, 6-0; 
Farnham '18 defeated J. Gray '18, 6-1, 6-2; Little 
'17 defeated Farmer '18, 6-3, 6-3; Greeley '17 de- 
feated Achorn '17, 6-0, 6-0; Bartlett '17 defeat- 
ed Mitchell '19, 6-3, 6-4; Keene '17 defeated Hig- 
gins '19, 6-0, 6-2. 




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Vol. XLVl. 

MAY 9, 1916 


The State Meet 

Next Saturday, on Whittier Field, the biggest 
event of the year in track athletics in this state 
will take place. When the state meet was held 
here four years ago Bowdoin could say that she 
had never been defeated on Whittier Field. That 
year and the next she was relegated to last place. 
Since then, under the lead of Coach Magee, there 
has been a steady improvement, resulting in sec- 
ond place last year. This year Maine is again 
"doped" for first place but Coach Smith, in a 
recent statement to the students, has warned 
them that Bowdoin is to be feared and that 
Maine must fight her hardest to win. 

The result of the Tech meet should not dis- 
courage either the team or the college as a whole. 
Every man on the team may be relied on to fight 

every moment and to do his best to bring about 
a Bowdoin victory in his event. As usual the 
cheering section can do a lot and steady support 
of the team by every student will do much to- 
ward instilling a winning spirit into the men on 
the track. 

White's Victory 

The result of the seventh contest of the New 
England Intercollegiate Public Speaking League, 
held in Memorial Hall Thursday evening, is most 
gratifying to all friends of Bowdoin. Each year 
that the Bowdoin representative has won first 
place, our remarkable lead in these contests has 
been commented upon. Smith's victory in 1911, 
Welch's in 1912, and Ramsay's last year gave us 
good reason for pride and the work of White in 
being the fourth Bowdoin winner in seven years, 
defeating speakers of ability from Amherst, Wes- 
leyan and Williams, speaks well for his ability 
and the work of his coach. The Orient wishes 
to congratulate them in the name of the college. 


To the Editor of the Orient: 

I am sorry to notice that the perennial prob- 
lem regarding the form of the Orient has again 
arisen. I do not know how far back in the past 
this problem first arose, but I know that it had 
been discussed before I was an editor, which was 
now a good many years ago. There are always 
some members of each Board which favor it, 
but so far the majority has been against it, and I 
am very sorry to note that apparently the major- 
ity is swinging the other way. I do not know 
whether you will get many letters from the 
alumni about it, but I am sure that the vote 
would be by a large majority in favor of retain- 
ing the present shape if all alumni subscribers 
would express their opinion. 

I have a complete file of the Orient^ except 
two copies in the first volume, and feel that the 
bound volumes are of permanent value in the 
form in which they are. If it was printed in a 
newspaper form, the bound volume would be un- 
wieldly, and I cannot doubt but that the literary 
character of the paper would suffer. 

If more space is needed, can you not secure it 
by adding more pages? I had supposed that by 
changing the place of publication from Lewiston 
to Brunswick, you were enabled to get the paper 
out as expeditiously in the present form as you 
would if it were printed in a newspaper form, 
and whatever extra expense it causes to have it 
bound is well worth while in the results secured 
in presenting a paper of dignified and traditional 
form rather than a paper which on its face would 



be of ephemeral value. 

Because of my connection with the paper 
throughout my college course and my brother's 
connection with it for five years, I have a strong 
personal interest in the paper, and I really shall 
feel very sorry to see a change of form. 
Very truly yours, 

Clement F. Robinson '03. 


The Kappa Sigma fraternity held a dance last 
Friday evening in the Bowdoin Union. This was 
the first aiTair of its kind held in the Union, 
which, when fitted up with banners and palms, 
made a most suitable place for the occasion. 

The patronesses were Mrs. George T. Files, 
Mrs. Charles T. Burnett, Mrs. Manton Copeland, 
and Mrs. Frank M. Stetson of Brunswick, and 
Mrs. Alvin F. Dean of Portland. 

The committee in charge of the house party 
was composed of Wight '17, chairman. Dean '18, 
Stetson '18, and Hill '19. 

Kelley's banjo orchestra played for an order 
of 24 dances. 

In connection with the house party, there was 
an informal dance at the New Meadows Yacht 
Club Saturday evening. 

Among the young ladies present were the 
Misses Flora Somers and Doris Glover of Port- 
land ; Evelyn Cobb and Cecila Christian of South 
Portland ; Mildred Tinker and Eva Farrar of 
Auburn ; Susan Merriam of Yarmouth ; Florence 
Farrington of Lewiston ; Ruth Ridley of Tops- 
ham ; Helen Snow of Brunswick ; Margaret Rid- 
lon of Gorham ; Marion Tyler of Exeter, N. H. ; 
Mildred Smith and Dorothy Holbrook of Rock- 
land; Edna Page of Bangor; Olive Morrison of 
Ellsworth ; Lydia Tracy of Bath ; Elizabeth Mc- 
Donald of Lynn, Mass., and Anna Wilde of New 
Bedford, Mass. 


Saturday's game with Colby on Whittier Field 
resulted disastrously for Bowdoin. The final 
score was 14 to 2. More than half of Colby's 
runs were made on passed balls. Twice the 
bases were filled and wild pitches allowed the 
runners all to score. From the Bowdoin stand- 
point, the game was one of the poorest exhibi- 
tions of baseball seen here for some time. Only 
one or two things prevented the game from being 
tragic. Among these were Boratis' loss of the 
ball in his chest protector, and a Colby hit se- 
cured after a pitched ball had hit the plate and 
bounded into the air. To complete the day's sur- 
prises, a brisk shower progressed merrily in left 
field during the fourth inning, while the rest of 

the field was in bright sunshine. 

In the second inning, Bowdoin scored by a 
combination of Donnell's two base hit, Kelley's 
scratch and a walk given to White which forced 
Donnell home. The third inning was the begin- 
ning of the end for Bowdoin. Bunched hits, er- 
rors and wild pitches gave Colby six runs. The 
same performance was repeated in the sixth 
inning. Bowdoin's one other run came in the 
seventh. Phillips hit. Woodman tried to sacri- 
fice but Phillips was caught at second. Wood- 
man came home on McElwee's hit. 

White pitched 31-3 innings, when he was re- 
placed by Butterfield who struck out 12 men in 
the remainder of the game. Donnell, who start- 
ed the game catching-, injured his hand and will 
probably be out of the game for a week. He was 
replaced by Boratis who caught the last three 
innings. It is expected that Bradford will be 
able to resume his position behind the bat next 

The score : 


ab r bh po a e 

Simpson, If 5 2 2 3 2 

Nye, 2b 4 2 1 2 2 0' 

Driscoll, 3b 5 1 1 3 1 1 

Cawley, p 5 2 1 3 1 

Hayes, ss 5 3 1 3 1 1 

Deasy, rf 3 2 1 

Ashwortli, c 5 2 8 3 1 

Smith, lb 5 2 3 7 

Allen, cf 4 1 

Totals 41 14 12 27 12 4 


ab r bh po a & 

Phillips, If 3 2 

Merrill, If 1 

Woodman, cf 4 1 2 2 

McElwee, lb 3 1 12 1 

Finn, ss 3 1 1 1 

Donnell, c 3 1 2 6 2 

Boratis, c 1 4 1 

Chapman, rf 2 1 

Goodsliey, rf 1 

Kelley, 2b 4 2 1 

Larrabee, 3b 3 2 2 

White, p 1 

Butterfield, p 2 3 

*Bradford 1 

Totals 31- 2 6 27 13 i 

* — Batted for Butterfield in 9th. 

Colby 1 6 1 6 — 14 

Bowdoin 1 1 — 2 

Two base hit, Donnell. Stolen bases, Nye, Dris- 
coll, Cawley, Smith, McBlwee. Sacrifice hit, Nye. 
Sacrifice fly, Deasy. Double plays, Simpson to Hayes, 
Simpson to Ashworth, Ashworth to Hayes. Left on 
bases, Colby 5, Bowdoin 8. First base on errors, 
Colby 3, Bowdoin 2. Bases on balls, of£ Cawley 4. 
Hits and earned runs, off Cawlev, liits 6, runs 1 in 
9 innings; off Butterfield, hits 8, runs 7 in 6 2-3 
innings; off White, hits 4, runs 1 in 2 1-3 innings. 
Hit by pitcher, by Cawley (McElwee, Larrabee); by 
White (Simpson); by Butterfield (Deasy, Allen). 
Struck out, by Cawley 9, by White 2, by Butterfield 
12. Wild pitches, Butterfield 3. Passed balls, Don- 
nell 2. Umpire, Daley. Time. 2.45. 



The first "sunrise" baseball game of the sea- 
son was won by the Betas from the Alpha Delts, 
last Tuesday morning. Robinson '19, of the 



Kappa Sigs, caught for the Alpha Belts in the 
absence of the regular catcher. The score : 

Betas o o o i x— i 

Alpha Belts o o o o o — o 

Batteries: W. P. Woodman 'i6 and Robinson 
■'19; Pendleton '18 and Carll, Medic '18. Umpire: 
A. O. Moulton '18. 


The first game to be played in the Bivision A, 
"was won by the Psi U's, who defeated the Theta 
Belts by a score of lo to 8, Tuesday afternoon. 
Johnson '19 fielded well for the Psi U's. One of 
the features of the game was a remarkable "shoe- 
string" catch by McCulloch in the first of the 
seventh. The score : 

Psi U's 301420 — 10 

Theta Belts 1012103 — 8 

Batteries: Keene '17 and Head 16; McCulloch 
"19, Beal '16 and Burr '19. Umpire: Bradford '17. 


In a one-sided contest, the Kappa Sigs won 
their second game of the series, Wednesday 
afternoon, defeating the Zetes 12 to 2. The only 
runs scored by the losers came in the first of the 
sixth, while the Kappa Sigs made runs in every 
inning except the second and fifth. The score : 

Kappa Sigs 105402 x — 12 

Zetes 000002 — 2 

Batteries: McPherson '19 and Robinson '19: 
Marston '17, Small '19 and Niven '16. Umpires : 
Grant '18 and Berryman '18. 


Bivision A 

Won Lost P. C. 

"Psi Upsilon I o 

Belta Kappa Epsilon o o .000 

Delta Upsilon o o .000 

Phi Theta Upsilon o o .000 

Theta Belta Chi o i .000 

Bivision B 

"Kappa Sigma 2 o 

Beta Theta Pi i o 

Alpha Belta Phi i i .500 

Beta Chi o i .000 

Zeta Psi o 2 .000 


Manager Stone '17 has announced that the 
dual tennis match between Bates and Bowdoin 
will take place here on Wednesday, May 10, and 
the match with University of Maine the fol- 
lowing Friday, May 12. The games will prob- 
ably be held on the Beke and Belta U. tennis 


A bulletin upon "Budget-Making for Maine 
Towns" was published recently by Professor Or- 
ren C. Hormell. This pamphlet is the second in 
the Municipal Research Series published by 
Bowdoin College. The first part of this bulletin 
is devoted to a discussion of the financial prob- 
lems of typical Maine towns. "Population and 
property valuation are increasing but slowly 
while the demands for new and better services 
are growing by leaps and bounds." How shall 
these new demands be met without raising the 
tax-rate? Several plans have been tried out — 
the town manager system; a business-like system 
of accounting; a finance commission, reporting 
the estimated receipts and expenditures, with 
recommendations to the town meeting; the 
"Committee of Twelve," which is similar to the 
finance commission, with the exception that 
its members are appointed and not elected by bal- 
lot. There are four essential steps in budget- 
making: — collection of data by the committee; a 
public hearing at least a week before town meet- 
ing, when the requests of officials and citizens 
may be presented ; a complete report and recom- 
mendations of the committee, published in the 
local paper during the week previous to the elec- 
tion ; and the final report of the committee, print- 
ed and distributed to the voters in the town meet- 
ing. Appended to the text, is a typical report of 
a financial committee. 

In the second part of his pamphlet, Professor 
Hormell describes the method of analysing the 
expenditures of a town, with illustrative dia- 
grams and tables showing the advantages of such 
an analysis. 


About every so often one finds in some news- 
paper or magazine a discussion of the value of 
the college education to the average young man. 
To the thinker it would seem that there could 
hardly be any two opinions at the present stage 
of our intellectual development, but the subject 
continues to be a debatable one. In the Inde- 
pendent. Elbert H. Gary, chairman of the United 
States Steel Corporation, touches the matter as 
follows : 

"Frequently I have been asked whether I think 
a college education is worth the time and money 
necessary to obtain it. This depends on what is 
meant by a college education, and also on the 
standard of value by which it is to be judged. It 
is a pleasant thing to have, and if one is young 
enough and has time and money enough, a very 
desirable thing. But considered solely as a money 
investment with a view to adding to the earning 



power, I rather doubt if the average college 
course in the liberal arts is entitled to all the 
credit it sometimes receives, though it is impor- 
tant and should have consideration. The case is 
different with the technical education obtained in 
the scientific departments of many of our large 
universities. Their graduates have a highly spe- 
cialized knowledge that is immediately saleable." 

So far as the utilitarian aspect goes Judge Gary 
seems to have made a fair enough and impartial 
statement. Judge Gary, like many others, how- 
ever, seems to overlook that return on a course in 
college which cannot be expressed in actual hard 
cash. A college course ought to be worth the 
time and money a young man spends in acquiring 
it, if for no other reason than the pleasure and 
satisfaction it brings him in a broadened outlook 
and capacity for enjoying the best there is in life. 

An education that makes cultivated citizens, 
able to understand the life and movements of the 
country in which they live, to appreciate the best 
in art and literature, must be of great value to 
society. As it has been very aptly put, "'learning 
tr earn," is not all there is in life "Learning to 
live," is an equally important part of the ideal 
system of education. — Portland Evening Ex- 

Ct)e ©tber Colleges 

Harry Murchie, Dartmouth's 1916 hockey cap- 
tain, was not awarded insignia this year, the first 
time in many years when a varsity captain failed 
to make his letter. 

Interesting results of the customary voting on 
the academic Senior statistical blanks have been 
published by the Yale News. It was found that 
for the education of 325 Seniors slightly over a 
million dollars has been required. It is figured 
that $4,073 is the average expenditure for the 
four years. The highest figure reported was 
$15,000 for the four years while another reported 
an expense of $800. It is noteworthy that 120 
members of the class have earned their way 
wholly or in part. 

The University of Colorado is trying a new 
system of debate tryouts this year, whereby each 
debater will have to depend partly on his knowl- 
edge of the question, and partly on his ability to 
make extemporaneous speeches. He will not 
know which side of the question he is going to 
speak upon until he stands on the platform. 

During the past year, 35% of the students reg- 
istered at the University of Illinois have earned a 
part or all of their expenses. 

A course in domestic science is being planned 
for the men students at the University of Texas. 

A stock company has been organized by mem- 
bers of the Sophomore Class at Yale for the pur- 
pose of raising funds for the construction of a 
new dormitory. 

This coming June will witness the semi-centen- 
nial celebration of Lehigh University, founded in 
1866 by an act of the Pennsylvania Legislature. 
Lehigh's growth has been very remarkable from 
a student body of 40 to one of 770; a teaching 
force of, 7 to a faculty of 78; and a building 
equipment of one edifice to 20 buildings on the 
present campus. 

According to the statistics recently prepared by 
Dr. "William G. Anderson, director of the Yale 
gymnasium, the Yale man of today is better de- 
veloped and stands more erect than the student 
twenty-five years ago. The average age of the 
class of 1894 was 19. i years and the average 
height 68.1 inches, while the class of 1919 aver- 
ages 18.9 years of age and has a height of 69.1 
inches. The chest, normal, in 1890, was 33.4 
inches, and 35.7 inches when expanded. In 1915, 
the corresponding averages were 34.8 inches, 
normal, and 36.7 inches, expanded. 

An undergraduate at Lafayette has recently 
figured out that he has danced 1,893.9 miles. The 
ambition of this student is to dance around the 
globe, or at least cross the Atlantic Ocean. Num- 
ber of dances since starting three years ago, 250. 
Average number of dances an evening, 20; mak- 
ing a total of 5,000 dances. Calculating the dis- 
tance covered during one dance and encores at 
2,000 feet, he has danced 1,893.9 miles. 

The student store at the University of Cali- 
fornia is a fine example of the success that such 
an organization can have if backed by the stu- 
dents. Its gross profits have increased since its 
establishment from $9,979.02 to $27,698.31. The 
store operates under the rebate system giving out 
in rebates in 1915, $4110, nearly one thousand 
dollars more than in the preceding year. The 
store is also interested in the establishment of a 
College Union. 

Clufi anD Council 

The annual meeting of the Debating Council 
for the election of officers was held Thursday 
afternoon. The following were elected : presi- 
dent, Moran '17; manager, Jacob '18; secretary, 
Lane '17. The annual banquet of the council will 
be held at New Meadows the latter part of this 

The Classical Club have elected Oliver '17, 
president, and Jacob '18, secretary, for the com- 
ing year. Certificates of membership, in Latin, 
have been given to the members. 



2Dn ti)e Campus! 

Sanderson 'i8 has left college. 

The second baseball team goes to Hebron to- 

Corbett '17 was recently called home by the 
death of his father. 

They say that Maine is planning a celebration 
in Portland after the track meet. 

Tickets for the Ivy Play will go on sale in the 
manager's room in the Gymnasium on May 25. 

Those who have not signed for the last in- 
stallment of their scholarship are requested to do 
so at once. 

Last Friday afternoon, a short practice base- 
ball game was held between the Bowdoin and 
Brunswick High teams. 

Mr. Wilder attended the session of the New 
England College Librariins in Cambridge, Mass., 
last Friday and Saturday. 

Among those on the campus last week were 
Austin Cary '87, Clifton Page '13, Edward R. 
Elwell '15, and P. W. Porritt '15. 

A party of Bowdoin men including Hodgkins 
'16, Noyes '17, Bigelow '18, and Sanderson '18, 
attended the Tech meet last Friday. 

The senior caps and gowns made their first ap- 
pearance at chapel vespers Sunday, but the heavy 
thunder shower kept the wearers besieged in the 
chapel after the service. 

Stanley '18 was injured by a blow from a dis- 
cus during track practice on Whittier Field last 
week. For two days he was on crutches but is 
now in an improved condition. 

The Delta will be free at four o'clock each 
afternoon for interfraternity baseball games, 
and they should be played on schedule time if 
possible. There are already a number of "hang 
over" games. 

Professor Hormell recently returned from a 
several days' trip through Eastern Maine, stop- 
ping, among other places, at Dover, Foxcroft, 
Sangerville and Bar Harbor. At these places he 
lectured on matters pertaining to better municipal 

Burleigh '17 and four other students had a nar- 
row escape last Thursday when, while driving 
along this side of Freeport, they were run into 
by a party of joy-riders. Burleigh's car was 
badly damaged and the other car was completely 
demolished. Fortunately no one was hurt. 

After Friday, May 5, students making up gym- 
nasium work will be required to pay the in- 
structor. No make-up work will be accepted un- 
less done under an approved instructor and ac- 

cording to the regular schedule. The schedule 
and instructor must be approved by the director. 


9. Kappa Sigma vs. Beta Theta Pi. 

10. Bowdoin vs. Colby at Waterville. 

Second team vs. Hebron at Hebron. 
Psi Upsilon vs. Phi Theta Upsilon. 
Alexander Trials. 

11. Alpha Delta Phi vs. Beta Chi. 

12. Bowdoin vs. Maine at Orono. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon vs. Theta Delta Chi. 
Delta Upsilon house party. 

13. Maine Intercollegiate Track Meet, Whit- 

tier Field. 
10 A. M. trials. 
2.15 P. M. finals. 

15. Bowdoin vs. Bates, Whittier Field. 
Zeta Psi vs. Beta Chi. 

16. Psi Upsilon vs. Delta Upsilon. 

17. Bowdoin vs. Tufts, Whittier Field. 

18. Alpha Delta Phi vs. Kappa Sigma. 

19. Theta Delta Chi vs. Phi Theta Upsilon. 

aiumni Depattment 

A communication regarding the organization 
of the Bowdoin Alumni of Worcester has been 
received by this department. At a dinner in the 
Worcester Automobile Club, April 27, Bowdoin 
men in and around Worcester met and organized 
to the extent of electing a secretary who should 
be the means of communication between the 
various men in the city and county, and who 
might also act in the capacity of informing such 
bodies of the alumni as might be interested what 
the attitude of the alumni of that city is toward 
the physical and athletic activities of the College 
in connection with the educational. 

Among the alumni present were : Joseph K. 
Greene '55, E. V. Scribner, Medic. '80, of the 
Worcester State Hospital; B. H. Mason, Medic. 
'07, his first assistant; Assistant Principal C. A. 
Towle '99, of the Worcester Academy; H. W. 
Lancy '99; C. S. Bavis '06; L. M. Erskine '07; 
H. C. L. Ashey '12; W. S. Greene '13; Roy 
Ashey c.r-'i8, and John Leydon '07, of Philadel- 

'92. — Lyman K. Lee, of Foxcroft, was elected 
president of the organization of the Maine State 
Coal Dealers at their annual meeting. 

'97. — Eugene C. Vining, superintendent of 
schools in Billerica, Mass., is completing his fif- 
teenth year of service in that capacity. 

'01. — Word has been received of the death of 
Dr. Hugh F. Quinn, of Bangor. Dr. Quinn died 



at his home on April 29th, after an iOness which 
extended over several months. He was a student 
of bacteriology in the State Laboratory in 
Augusta after his graduation from Bowdoin. 
Later he became a practicing physician in Phil- 
adelphia, Penn. About three years ago he re- 
turned to his home city where he has since been 
practicing. , For two years he was milk inspector 
of the city of Bangor. He is survived by two 

'02. — Eugene R. Kelley is Director of the Di- 
vision of Communicable Diseases at the Massa- 
chusetts State Department of Health, located in 
the State House, at Boston. 

'06. — Joseph M. Boyce, superintendent of the 
Little Dora mine at Silverton, Colorado, has re- 
cently discovered what is claimed to be the larg- 
est tungsten deposit in the world. According to 
the Duraiigo Democrat, several large steel com- 
panies are trying to corner the Silverton field; 
which is worth millions of dollars. Boyce dis- 
covered a vein three and a half feet wide, the 
strike being made at a depth of 520 feet, 1300 
feet into the hill. The price of tungsten has gone 
up since the war began, since it is necessary in 
the hardening of steel, and the discovery will 
prove of great value, for there are few large 
tungsten deposits in the country. Boyce has been 
with the Little Dora mine since 191 1, and is an 
expert chemist and mineralogist. 

'13 — Alfred H. Sweet has received from 
Cornell University an appointment as President 
White Fellow in History for the next academic 
year. This is a travelling fellowship, and, as 
holder, Mr. Sweet will spend the year in 
research work in England. 

'15. — Edward R. Elwell has returned to Port- 
land from Akron, Ohio, where he was with the 
Goodyear Co. He will take up his residence in 
Portland, and will be connected with the Burn- 
ham & Morrill Co. of that city. 



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NO. 6 


The honors of the Twenty-second annual track 
and field meet, held on Whittier Field last Sat- 
urday went to the University of Maine with 6i 
points. Bowdoin was second with 39, and Colby 
and Bates were tied with 13 each. New records 
were set in the high jump, broad jump and shot 
put. Savage '18 ran both hurdle races in record 
time but was favored by a strong breeze so the 
records were not allowed to stand. Rice of 
Maine also equalled the records in the 100 yard 
?nd 220 yard dashes but his records will also not 
be allowed for the same reason. Leadbetter and 
Savage were Bowdoin's star performers. 

Three records were broken by Maine men. 
Palmer raised his own record in the high jump 
from 5 to 10 inches to 6 feet Ij4 inch. French 
set up a record of 22 feet 954 inches in the broad 
jump, displacing Faulkner of Bowdoin's record 
of 22 feet 4j4 inches. Allen put the shot 46.35 
feet bettering the record held by Shepard of 
Bates of 44 feet 43^ inches. 

The hurdle races were most interesting from a 
Bowdoin standpoint. Savage '18 won both in 
pretty races with French of Maine a good sec- 
ond. Webber '16 finished third in both races. 
Savage's time was 15 4-5 seconds in the highs 
and 24 2-5 seconds in the lows were both records 
but were not allowed. 

As was expected, Bowdoin did not show much 
strength in the distance events. The mile was 
won by Bell of Maine. O'Brian of Colby fought 
out a pretty race for second with Herrick of 
Maine. The two mile was a contest between M. 
K. Thompson of Colby and Gregory of Bates 
who won in the dual meet here two weeks ago. 
Preti of Maine showed a bad reversal of form, 
finishing a poor third. It is reported that he has 
been suffering from a severe cold. 

In the 880 yard run. Bell of Maine and Crosby 
'17 were the interesting contenders. After pass- 
ing and repassing each other. Bell finally gained 
a lead in the final stretch. 

The 440 yard run was won on the home stretch 
by Lawrence of Bates, with MacBride of Maine 
second. Turner '19 was the third man to place. 

Hutton of Maine injured his ankle in the pole 
vault trials but was able to tie for second in the 
afternoon in spite of his handicap. Sampson '16 

won this event at 10 feet 6 inches. 

Leadbetter '16 won the hammer at 155.02 feet 
but on a foul he threw it 170 feet. He and 
French of Maine were high' point winners of the- 
meet, each taking 11 points. Rice of Maine, BelL 
of Maine and Savage '18 each won two firsts for 
a total of 10 points. 

The meet went off very smoothly and the man- 
agement is to be congratulated. The somewhat 
extensive bleachers to accommodate the Maine 
men, proved unnecessary as only about half the 
number expected arrived. 

Following is the summary: 

100 Yard Dash. — First trial heat, won by O. C. 
Lawry of Maine; second, C. M. Zeigler of 
Maine; third, L. Webber of Bowdoin; time 10 
sec. Second trial heat, won by C. A. Rice of 
Maine; B. T. Barrows of Bates, second; F. E. 
Donovan of Maine, third; time 10 sec. Final 
heat, won by C. A. Rice of Maine; O. C. Lawry 
of Maine, second; C. M. Zeigler of Maine, third; 
time, 9 4-5 sec. (Equals record but not allowed 
on account of wind.) 

220 Yard Dash. — Won by C. A. Rice of 
Maine C. M. Zeigler of Maine, second; F. E. 
Donovan of Maine, third ; time, 21 4-5 sec. 
(Equals Rice's own record.) 

440 Yard Dash. — First trial heat, won by Mac- 
Bride of Maine; P. S. Turner of Bowdoin, sec- 
ond; E. H. Connors of Bates, third; time, 54 sec. 
Second trial heat, won by W. F. Lawrence of 
Bates ; A. S. Gray of Bowdoin, second ; I. Mer- 
rill of Colby, third; time, 56 3-5 sec. Finals, won 
by W. F. Lawrence of Bates ; MacBride of 
Maine, second; P. S. Turner of Bowdoin, third: 
time, 53 4-5 sec. 

880 Yard Run.— Won by R. W. Bell of Maine r 
C. H. Crosby of Bowdoin, second; E. J. Dempsey 
of Maine, third; time 2 min. 2 1-5 sec. 

Mile Run.— Won by R. W. Bell of Maine; W. 
Brian of Colby, second; C. S. Herrick of Maine, 
third; time, 4 min., 34 4-5 sec. 

Two Mile Run. — Won by M. K. Thompson of 
Colby; C. A. Gregory of Bates, second; F. P. 
Preti of Maine, third; time, 10 min., 9 2-5 sec. 

120 Yard High Hurdles. — Won by W. A. Sav- 
;ige of Bowdoin; F. A. French of Maine, second; 
L. Webber of Bowdoin, third; time 15 4-5 sec. 
(Record not allowed to stand on account of the 




220 Yard Low Hurdles. — Won by W. A. Sav- 
age of Bowdoin ; F. A. French of Maine, second; 
L. Webber of Bowdoin, third ; time 24 2-5 sec. 
(Record not allowed on account of the wind.) 

Running- High Jump. — Won by G. C. Palmer 
of Maine, height, 6 ft., ij4 in. (New record) ; 
W. D. Pinkham of Bates, second, height, 5 ft. 
7J4 in.; H. S. White of Bowdoin, third, height, 
5 ft., 6J4 in. 

Running Broad Jump. — Won by F. A. French 
of Maine, distance 22 ft., 9^ in., (new record) : 
R. R. Pierce of Maine, second; distance 21 ft., 
3J4 in-! H. S. Rowe of Maine, third; distance 21 
ft. Yi in. 

Pole Vault. — Won by H. H. Sampson of Bow- 
doin, height, 10 ft. 6 in.; H. D. Drew of Bates, 
M. L. Warren of Bowdoin, P. Mayers of Colby 
and R. Hutton of Maine, tied for second ; height. 
10 feet. 

16 Pound Shot Put.— Won by W. H. Allen of 
Maine, distance 46.35 ft., (new record) ; G. W. 
Leadbetter of Bowdoin, second, distance, 42.19 
ft.; A. C. Adam of Bates, third; distance, 37.05 

16 Pound Hammer Throw. — Won by G. W. 
Leadbetter of Bowdoin, distance, 155.02 ft.; T. 
Joyce of Colby, second, distance, 133.45 ft. ; W. 
F. Stanley of Maine, third, distance, 131.93 ft. 

Discus Throw. — Won by J. B. Moulton of 
Bowdoin, distance 123.38 ft.; G. W. Leadbetter 
of Bowdoin, second ; distance, 122.36 ft. ; T. 
Joyce of Colby, third; distance. 116.33 ^^^t. 

Thomas L. Pierce '98 will give an illustrated 
lecture on Plattsburg at the Union this evening. 
This address will be for all who are interested in 
the training camp plans, whether they intend to 
"be present at Plattsburg this summer or not. Mr. 
Pierce will describe the work at the camps and 
specific details will be given which should prove 
especially valuable to those who are planning to 
attend this year. 


The Waterville police detained nearly fifty col- 
lege hoboes from Maine and Bowdoin attempting 
to make the trip from Bangor to Brunswick Fri- 
day night. The Bowdoin men were returning 
from the baseball game at Orono and the Maine 
men were on the way to the meet. After spend- 
ing the night in the police station, the men were 
released through the efforts of President Rob- 
erts of Colby, who, it is reported, supplied the 
necessary financial assistance for some to return. 
A member of the Orient staff who was our spe- 

cial correspondent on the expedition thus de- 
scribes it : 

'Sixty of us gathered in the Brunswick yards 
Thursday evening, but half the men took the 
train to Freeport by mistake. A number rode to 
Orono in a car filled with soft coal, and on arriv- 
ing there, took refuge in the Maine gymnasium. 
The real difficulty began Friday night when 
200 Maine men joined us, nosily boarding the 
train. Half of them were left at Pittsfield, but 
the rest were captured at Waterville by the of- 
ficers who had been warned. All the available 
hand-cuffs in town were pressed into service. We 
were in the cells from midnight until ten the next 
morning. The case was not taken to court, but 
each man was required to pay the fare from Ban- 
gor to Waterville and legal expenses. We ar- 
rived in Brunswick too late for the meet." 


The Bowdoin tennis team easily defeated the 
Bates Wednesday afternoon on the Deke and 
Delta U. courts. The Bowdoin four won both 
doubles and three out of the four singles matches. 
A raw wind, constantly blowing dust across the 
courts, made the conditions far from ideal for 

The summary : 

Doubles matches: Greely '17 and Flynt '17 de- 
feated the Purington brothers of Bates, 1-6, 6-1, 
6-3; Bartlett '17 and Woodman '16 defeated Mills 
and Stillman of Bates, 8-10, 6-1, 6-3. 

Singles matches: Greely '17 defeated A. Pur- 
ington of Bates 6-3, 6-2; Woodman '16 defeated 
Stillman of Bates 4-6, 6-1, 6-3; E. Purington of 
Bates defeated Flynt '17, 6-4, 6-2; Bartlett '17 
defeated Mills of Bates 6-2, 6-3. 

Bowdoin 4, Maine 2 

The team was again victorious Friday after- 
noon, defeating the University of Maine team 
Friday afternoon in one of the doubles and three 
of the singles matches. As on Wednesday after- 
noon, weather conditions were hard for the play- 
ers, a stiff wind carrying the ball at will. 

The summary : 

Doubles matches: Flynt '17 and Greely '17 de- 
feated Hurd and Rollins of Maine 6-1, 7-5; Kil- 
burn and Cram of Maine defeated Bartlett '17 
and Woodman '16, 6-3, 5-7, 6-4. 

Singles matches: Bartlett '17 defeated Cram of 
Maine 8-6; 6-3; Flynt '17 defeated Rollins of 
Maine 6-2, 6-0; Greely '17 defeated Hurd of 
Maine 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 ; Kilburn of Maine defeated 
Woodman '16, 6-4, 7-5. 

The Dramatic Club has decided not to give 



a play at Commencement this year, and the an- 
nouncement of "The Taming of the Shrew," pre- 
viously issued, is hereby cancelled. In view of 
the Shakespeare commemorations which will 
form part of the Commencement programme at 
many colleges and of the increasing interest 
which the students and Brunswick people have 
each year accorded the performance, the Club 
has come to this decision with great reluctance. 
But its funds are insufficient to engage a coach 
from outside to take over the work of the regular 
coach, who is ill; and various plans which the 
management has been working on with the view 
of overcoming the difficulty have not proved 
feasible. The Club will concentrate its energies 
upon the Ivy Play, "Mrs. Dot," and endeavor to 
make this an exceptional success. A perform- 
ance of it will be given at the Highland Club 
House, West Roxbury, Mass., on May 27, with 
eleven men in the cast. The Club hopes that next 
year, through increased interest on the part of 
friends of the College, it will be enabled to se- 
cure more dates for outside performances and 
thus better its financial resources. The Club de- 
sires to urge this matter upon the consideration 
of the Alumni. With their interest and assist- 
ance in such manner, undergraduate acting at 
Bowdoin might presently attain the importance, 
in relation to other activities, which it has de- 
servedly won in rival colleges. 

G. R. E. 


Delta Upsilon held its annual house party and 
dance at the chapter house last Friday and Sat- 
urday. The house was decorated with palms and 
flowers, and the dance hall was effectively deco- 
rated in Japanese style. 

The patronesses were Mrs. Ellen D. Pettingill 
of Lewiston, Mrs. Frederick W. Brown, Mrs. 
William H. Davis, and Mrs. Samuel B. Furbish 
of Brunswick. 

The committee in charge of the house party 
was composed of Pettingill '16, chairman. Cross- 
man '16, Stride '17, Jacob '18, and Tebbets '19. 

A formal dance was held Friday evening, the 
party went to the meet Saturday and in the 
afternoon enjoyed a motor boat trip to Gurnet 
and a shore dinner which was followed by an in- 
formal dance. 

Among the young ladies present at the party 
were the Misses Hazel Lane, Dorothy Estes, 
Leone Golder of Lewiston, Verna Soule, Helen 
Freeman, Dorothy Paul, Jeanette Churchill, 
Blanche Plummer, Margaret Briggs of Auburn; 
Elsie Vinal, Anne Orswell of New Bedford, 
Mass. ; Marion Alexander, Georgina Shaylor 

of Portland; Mildred Doly, Mary Freese of 
Framingham, Mass. ; Marion Twambly, Blanche 
Bryant of Biddeford; Ruth Moore of Saco ; 
Hazel Cobb of Gardiner; Margaret Torrey of 
Bath; Clara Parker of Goffston, N. H.; Miriam 
Brackett of Phillips; Kate Pletts of Brunswick; 
Lida Webb of Yarmouth; Rachel Kitchin of 
Moosup, Conn.; Flora Norton of Waterville. 

Music was furnished by Gibson's orchestra of 

The Bowdoin Alumni Association of Oxford 
County held an enthusiastic meeting at Rumford 
last Tuesday evening. Thirty alumni from 
Bethel, Rumford, and the surrounding towns 
were present, and the old organization was re- 
newed. Professor Mitchell represented the col- 
lege. Judge A. E. Herrick '73 presided, and the 
other speakers were Ralph T. Parker '95, Aretas 
E, Stearns '90 and Dr. A. L. Stanwood, Medic. 
'76. The association elected the following officers 
for the coming year: President, Judge A. E. Her- 
rick 'jji of Bethel, secretary-treasurer, D. Brad- 
ford Andrews '06, and executive committee 
Aretas E. Stearns '90, Ralph T. Parker '95, and 
Fred B. Merrill '00. 

Those present were A. E.Stearns '90, Dr. C. M. 
Bisbee '71, W. B. Mitchell '90, Supt. F. H. Byram 
'04, Rev. T. C. Chapman '94, Henry Nelson '91, 
W. W. Kilgore '86, H. H. Hastings '90, H. A. 
Briggs '12, W. D. Eddy '14, D. B. Andrews '06, 
C. M. McCarthy '00, Dr. J. M. Sturdivant '09, 
Dr. J. S. Sturdivant '84, Dr. D. L. Hanlon '97, 
G. R. Ashworth ex-vo, J. A. Green '03, Dr. A. L. 
Stanwood '76, F. B. Merrill '00, Dr. H. W. Stan- 
wood '08, R. T. Parker '95, Rev. M. O. Bolster 
'09, and Hon. A. E. Herrick '93. 


The joint committee on military affairs has re- 
ported to Congress a bill providing for the feder- 
alization of the militia, and also for the trans- 
portation, uniforms, subsistence, medical care 
and incidentals for all men going to Plattsburg 
or similar camps. This bill, if passed, will pro- 
vide for the payment of all necessary expenses, 
so that many who could not afford it heretofore, 
will be able to attend. 

The 1918 Bugle board will be as follows: 
Editor-in-chief, Norton; business manager, Mat- 
thews ; assistant business manager, A. S. Gray ; 
art editor, Mooers. The associate editors are Al- 
bion, Brierly, J. E. Gray, Hurlin, Jacob, Prosser, 
Ridlon and Savage. 




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The BOWDOIN Poulishing Company 

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Donald W. Philbkick, 1917, Editor-in-Chief 

Robert G. Albion, 1918, Managing Editor 

William S. Cormack, 1917, Alumni Editor 

RoLLAND C. Farnham, 1919, On The Campus 

Clyde E. Stevens, 1919, The Other Colleges 

Frank E. Noyes, 1917 
Whitney Coombs, 1918 
Franklin D. MacCormick, 1918 
Bela W. Norton, 1918 
Gerald S. Joyce, 1918 
Raymond L. Atwood, 1919 

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 Office at Br 

; Second-Class Mail Matter 

Vol. XLVl. 

MAY 16, 1916 

No. 6 

College Tennis Court 

Each spring brings out anew the need of a col- 
lege tennis court or courts, maintained primarily 
for the use of the team. The fraternity courts 
are not sufficient in number for adequate prac- 
tice for the team without infringing on the rights 
of their owners. When the 'varsity wishes prac- 
tice or tournament matches are being held, the 
management is compelled to request some fra- 
ternity to give up the use of its court for the oc- 
casion. Although the manager's request is grant- 
ed willingly, it is unfair to the fraternities to ask 
the favor year after year. 

Nor are the fraternity courts of sufficient qual- 
ity for intercollegiate tournaments or important 
matches. Nearly all of the e.xisting courts have 
defects either in the building or the maintenance 

which should forbid their use when visiting play- 
ers are here. The candidates for tennis manager 
at present have very little to do. If the college 
would build some substantial courts for the use 
of the team and the management would aid in 
their maintenance, conditions in tennis would be 
materially improved. 


The college used to send its graduates into the 
law, medicine, and the ministry. Times have 
changed, however, and statistics gathered from 
the seniors show that 30 will take up business on 
leaving college, while 16 will do graduate work, 
and 1 1 will go into teaching. The rest are di- 
vided between the ministry, journalism, and law, 
while a number have not yet made up their 
minds. The individual record is : 

Barrett, medicine ; Bate, law ; Baxter, busi- 
ness ; Beal, teaching; Bird, business; Brackett, 
publishing business; Brewster, teaching; Bridge, 
undecided; Brown, graduate work at Princeton; 
Burnham, undecided ; Campbell, ministry ; Can- 
ney, Andover Theological School; Carter, chem- 
ist; Cartland, Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology; Chase, journalism; Churchill, undecided; 
Cronin, business ; Crossman, graduate work at 
Harvard ; Cruff, Harvard Medical School ; Dra- 
peau, law; Drummond, business; Dunn, Harvard 
Law School ; Dyar, teaching ; Edwards, teach- 
ing;; Elliott, business; Evans, journalism; Fos- 
ter, business; Eraser, undecided; Fuller, business; 
Garland, undecided ; George, business ; Ginty, 
business; Goodskey, teaching; Grierson, teach- 
ing; Hale, Harvard Medical School; Hall, un- ■ 
decided ; Hart, business ; Hawes, insurance bus- 
iness; Head, Harvard Business School of Ad- 
ministration; Hescock, teaching; Hight, teach- 
ing; Hodgkins, business; Ireland, busines ; Irv- 
ing, graduate work in Biology at Harvard ; Kel- 
ley, music ; Kinsey, graduate work in Biology at 
Harvard ; Larrabee, teaching ; Leadbetter, grad- 
uate work at John Hopkins Unversity; Little 
business ; Littlefield, business ; Lord, Massachu- 
setts Institute of Technology ; MacDonald, med- 
icine ; McElwee, undecided ; Merrill, medicine ; 
Moulton, business ; Nickerson, medicine ; Noble, 
law ; Olson, business ; L. F. Parmenter, business ; 
R. C. Parmenter, teaching; Parsons, Harvard 
Law School ; Pettingill, business ; Proctor, unde- 
cided ; Richardson, teaching; Robie, business, 
Sayward, insurance business ; Shwartz, business : 
Stratton, business; Stuart, steel business; Thom- 
as, undecided ; Trust, ministry ; Weatherill, grad- 
uate work in chemistry at Harvard ; Weick, law ; 
D. S. White, graduate work at Princeton ; L. R. 
White, medicine ; Winter, teaching ; Wood, bus- 



iness ; Woodman, business ; Yenetchi, business. 


Bowdoin came back at Colby last Wednesday 
at Waterville with a score of i to 0, helping 
to make up for the defeat of the previous week. 

It was a hard, closely-fought game throughout, 
but the wonderful pitching of "Gramp" White, 
from whom but two scant hits were made, and 
the brilliant fielding of the entire Bowdoin team 
made it impossible for Colby to score a run. This 
|is Bowdoin's first victory in the Maine series, 
and the style of playing smacked greatly of a 
championship team. 

Bowdoin hit Mathews, the Colby pitcher, safe- 
ly four times, two of the hits being together and 
accounting for the run. It happened in the 
fourth inning and was accomplished by Bowdoin's 
run getting combination McElwee and Finn. 
With one man out Captain McElwee crashed a 
long one out over center field and only the size 
of the field prevented it from being an easy three 
bagger. As it was, he got two bases on it, and 
then Finn with a pretty hit to left brought him 
in. That was the end of the scoring, and al- 
though Bowdoin came back dangerously at times, 
succeeded in getting no more runs. 

In the ninth inning Colby started a short-lived 
batting rally. Cawley got to first on an error, 
and Deasey followed up with a clean hit through 
second. It began to look interesting for Colby, 
and her enthusiasts sent up a wild roar from the 
grandstand at the possibility of a run. Ash- 
worth, the catcher, a good batter, was up. He 
hit a warm one along third, but it fouled. The 
next one would decide the game. Despite the 
howling crowd. White collected himself, wound 
up, and sent over a big drop that completely 
fooled the Colby man, and he was out. 

The summary: 


ab r bh do a e 

Goodskey, 2b 4 2 2 2 

Chapman, rf 4 1 

McElwee, lb 4 1 110 1 

Finn, ss 4 1 4 2 

Woodman, cf 2 1 3 

Larrabee, 3b 1 1 1 

Phillips, If 3 2 1 

Bradford, c 3 4 2 

White, p 3 1 1 

Total 27 1 4 27 10 3 


ab r bh do a e 

Simpson, If 4 1 3 

Nye, 2b 4 1 1 

Driscoll, 3b 3 5 5 1 

Cawlfty, ss 4 1 2 

Deasey, rf 4,0 1 1 1 

Ashworth, c 3 4 2 1 

Smith, lb 3 10 1 

Allen, cf 2 0. 2 

Mathews, p 3 2 

Totals 30 2 27 14 2 

Bowdoin 000 10 000 — 1 

Colby 0000000 — 

Earned run — Bowdoin 1. Two-base hits — McEl- 
wee. Finn. Stolen base.s — Cliapman, Ashworth. 
Struclt out — by White, 7; by Mathews. 3. Double 
plays — Finn to McElwee to Larrabee; Phillips to 
Finn, Deasey to Smith. Left on bases — Bowdoin 
4, Colby 6. Hit by pitched ball — by White, Dris- 
coll. Passed ball — Bradford. Base on balls — off 
White, Allen, Ashworth; off Mathews, Woodman 2, 
Larrabee. Sacrifice hits — Larrabee 2. Umpire. 
Conway, Time, 2:20. 

Bowdoin can offer little excuse for its bad de- 
feat at the hands of Maine last Friday. After 
holding Colby as well as it did Wednesday, it 
seemed almost certain that the team could do 
equally as well with Maine ; but it didn't, and 13 
to 2 was the score at the end of the seventh in- 
ning when the umpire called the game on account 
of darkness. 

Bowdoin's two first string pitchers were batted, 
out of the box by the third inning, after elevem 
runs had been .made by Maine. Hight then went 
to the box and Maine secured but two runs from 
him for the rest of the game. Some good play- 
ing on the part of the Bowdoin team marked the- 
game. Phillips made a good catch of Hackett's: 
long fly in the third, and Donnell smashed out a- 
three base hit bringing in Bradford in the 
fourth. This and another tally made in the same- 
inning were all the runs that Bowdoin was able- 
to get. 

The summary : — 


ab r bh po a e- 

Wentworth, rf 4 2 1 

Lawry, 2b 5 1 2 2 1 

Hackett, lb 5 1 2 9 2 

Rowe, 3b 5 1 2 3 

Pendleton, ss 4 1 1 2 

Gorham. If 4 1 2 1 1 

Reardon. c 2 3 1 8 

S. Phillips, cf 3 2 1 

Driscoll, p 3 1 1 2 


31 13 12 21 


ab r bli po a e- 

Goodsky, 2b 4 2 1 1 

Chapman, rf 4 1 1 

McElwee, lb 3 1 8 1 

Finn, ss 3 2 2 1 

Woodman, cf 2 1 2 

Larrabee, 3b 2 2 1 1 

F. Phillips, If 3 3 

Bradford, c 3 1 3 4 

Butterfleld, p 

White, p 1 

*Donnell 1 1 

Hig-ht, p 1 1 

Totals 2.5 

4 21 10 4 

• — Batted for White in 4th. 

Maine 6 5 1 1 — 13 

Bowdoin 2 — 2 

Three base hits, Donnell, Hackett. Home run, 
Rowe. Stolen bases, Reardon, Gorham. Woodman, 
McElwee. Bases on balls by Butterfleld 2; by White 
2; by Hight, 2. Struck out by Driscoll, 6; by White, 
2; by Hight. Sacrifice fly, Lawry. Double play, Mc- 
Elwee to Larrabee. Wild pitch, White. Passed ball,. 
Reardon. Umpire, Conway. Time, 1.55. 





The Delta U's won their first game last Mon- 
day, scoring five runs against the Theta Delts. A 
long fly to the pines in the third brought in three 
runs for the winners, for whom Grierson pitched 
a good game. The score : 

Delta Upsilon o o 3 o 2 o o — 5 

Theta Delta Chi o o o — 

Batteries: Grierson '16 and Babcock '17; Bar- 
ton '19 and Burr '19. Umpire: McPherson '19. 


The Kappa Sigs lost their first game when the 
Betas defeated them, 5 to i, Tuesday morning. 
Pendleton's pitching featured the contest. The 
score : 

Betas 5 o — 5 

Kappa Sigs o o o o i — i 

Batteries: Pendleton '18 and Carll, Medic. '18; 
Boratis '19 and Robinson '19. Umpire: Follett, 
Medic. '18. 


The first outdoor rally and sing was held on 
the Art Building steps last Thursday evening. 
Captain Leadbetter spoke about the work the 
track team did in the Tech meet and asked the 
support of the student body by songs and cheers 
every time a Bowdoin man came in front of the 
grandstand in Saturday's meet. Edwards '16 led 
the cheers, and Kelley '16 conducted the singing. 

One of the prime delights of the alumni when 
they come back in June is to go up to the Trophy 
Gallery in the gj'mnasium and look over the tro- 
phies of their undergraduate years and partic- 
ularly to view the pictures of themselves as they 
looked in more youthful days. The gallery pre- 
sents a better appearance this year than previ- 
ously, for, under the direction of Dr. Whittier, 
■many new trophies have been procured and the 
■entire collection carefully arranged in a sys- 
tematic way. 

There are four large cases in which trophies 
are kept. In these are numerous baseballs, foot- 
lialls, banners, cups, and medals; all representing 
Bowdoin victories. The collection is by no means 
■complete and never will be, as this is the first 
Teal effort to bring them together and naturally 
many have been lost and destroyed. 

The first case on the left as one enters the gal- 
lery is largely filled with baseball trophies. There 
IS the first baseball bat used here in a game be- 
tween the Class of '61 and the Sunrise Club of 
-Brunswick at the Fair Grounds, Topsham, Oct. 

10, i860. The bat is a little longer than those 
used today, and is made of soft wood. The 
names of the players are inscribed on it. In this 
case too, is a collection of baseballs representing 
victories in that sport from 1875 to 1916. The 
two oldest balls, given by Dr. G. W. Bourne '79, 
were used in 1875 in games between the classes 
of '79 and '80, and '79 and '78. There are also 
two old balls won by Dr. Bourne in throwing 
contests in 1878 and 1879. There is a ball given 
by Dr. C. C. Torrey '84, won in a game against 
Dartmouth in 1884. 

The second case contains many tennis cups 
and crew trophies. Of the latter, perhaps the 
most interesting is a banner won by the 'Varsity 
crew at the Intercollegiate Races on Lake 
George, July 3, 1886. This and many other crew 
trophies are reminders of the days when Bow- 
doin held the American college championship 
and the record for four oared shells. The "Bow- 
doin Navy" cup, competed for by interclass 
crews, is interesting. When the class of '"jj won 
it in 1875, Robert E. Peary '"jj rowed number 
two, and when the class of '85 captured it, Dr. 
Whittier rowed the same position. There are 
also some old crew pictures in this case. 

The third case contains mainly track and field 
trophies. There is a banner won at the New 
England Meet in 1899 when Walter B. Clark '99, 
by winning the pole vault decided the meet in 
Bowdoin's favor. A piece of the pole which he 
used is found lying on the banner. Here also is 
the Wing Cup on which are inscribed the names 
of the greatest point-winners n the Maine meets. 
So far, the names of Leadbetter '16 and Savage 
'18 adorn this cup. In this case is also the col- 
lection of medals won by H. J. Colbath '10, in- 
cluding the medal for the Maine record in the 
mile, and the medal won by the late Dr. Sumner 
Edwards '10, presented just before his death for 
his record in the 220 yds. dash which also still 
stands. The banner won at the Second Annual 
Dual Meet with Tech in 19x5 is here together 
with many other valuable and interesting medals 
and cups. 

Footballs fill the fourth case. They cover a 
period pf sixteen years and the scores printed on 
them speak well for the teams of former days. 
Scores like 52 or 68 for Bowdoin to o for Bates, 
Colby and Maine are common. There is an in- 
teresting little black inflated rubber ball here 
which figured in a chapel rush twenty-five or 
thirty years ago. In this case also is a picture of 
the first football team to represent the college in 
1890, as well as a picture of the team of '99 on 
which Donald B. McMillan of Arctic fame, was 
a star half-back. 



In addition to the trophies in the cases there 
are pictures of Bowdoin's various athletic teams 
on the walls of the Trophy Room. There is a 
complete set of track team pictures ranging 
from 1893 to this year. There are old boating 
pictures showing the famous championship crews 
of the 8o's. In one of these was Dr. Sargent, 
who was on the first crew that traveled about the 
country, and the story of how his, and other 
crews, used to journey from place to place on 
top of a freight car ducking over-head bridges 
and guarding their precious thousand dollar 
shell, is an interesting chapter in the history of 
Bowdoin sports. There are pictures of the Bow- 
doin gymnastic squads that used to go about the 
state performing. Bowdoin had able teams in 
those days and in some of the pictures we recog- 
nize the face of Professor Files, who performed 
on one of the college's best teams. 

Bowdoin victories of the past and present are 
well recorded here, and there is ample room for 
those to come. 


A regular course of rifle shooting has been 
started. The men who score 35 or better from a 
possible 50, will pass from the first class to the 
second, and continue to progress through the 
various distances in the same way. The order in 
which the distances will be shot is : i 200 yards, 
slow fire, prone; 2. 300 yards, slow fire, prone; 

3. 200 yards, rapid fire, kneeling or standing; 

4. 300 yards, rapid fire, prone ; 5. 500 and 600 
yards prone. 

The best records are held by Schlosberg '18, 
who has scored 47 out of a possible 50, several 
times, at 200 and 300 yards. A number of others 
have shot at least a 40 from the possible 50. 

Hebron defeated the Bowdoin second last 
Wednesday at Hebron by the score of 6 to 3. The 
home team landed on Savage in the third and 
fourth innings and made all their scores during 
the two innings. G. Murphy pitched well for 
Hebron until late in the game when he weakened 
slightly. The score : 

Hebron 0033000 — 6 

Bowdoin 2d 0000012 — 3 

Batteries : G. Murphy, J. Murphy and Waldin ; 
Savage and Boratis. 

SDn tbe Campus 

The Deke house is receiving a coat of white 

The road scraper was used to fix up the Delta 

last week. 

A. D. Holbrook '19 broke his nose in a ball 
game last week. 

Mr. Evans visited schools in Machias and 
Calais last week. 

Many of the campus paths are receiving a 
needed retopping of cinder this week. 

Mr. Wilder spoke at a meeting of the Maine 
Library Association at Augusta yesterday. 

The library has just procured a fifteen volume 
complete set of the works of Oscar Wilde. 

Blanchard '18, Rounds '18, Gorham '19 and 
Tuttle '19 were recently taken into Beta Chi. 

Dean Sills will attend a meeting of college 
deans of New England at Tufts next Thursday. 

A team composed of freshmen beat Topsham 
High last Wednesday by an uncountable score. 

Last Friday Dr. Cram spoke at a teachers 
meeting at Kezar Falls on the subject "Science 
in the High School." 

Bartlett '17, Flynt '17 and Greeley '17 were 
picked to represent Bowdoin at the New England 
Tennis Association tournament at Longwood this 

Maine scored 6oJ^ points in the meet at Water- 
ville last year and 61 points this year. Bowdoin 
came up from 32 to 39, Colby dropped from 27 
to 13, and Bates rose from 5^ to 13. 

Professor Files attended a meeting of the 
Modern Language Association at Boston Univer- 
sity last Friday and Saturday. He is president 
of the association and presided over the meeting. 
The new adminstrative bulletin is now in prep- 
aration and will be ready for distribution by the 
end of the month. It will contain the reports of 
the President, the Dean, the Librarian and the 
Dean of the Medical School. 

Gate receipts show that the attendance at the 
meet was 400 in the morning and 1650 in the 
afternoon. Maine had 450 representatives, and 
Colby and Bates 125 each. There were fifty 
automobiles parked inside the field. 

The Class of 1856 is planning to hold its six- 
tieth reunion at commencement. There are eight 
living graduates and three other men connected 
with the class. Of this number nine have prom- 
ised the class secretary, Mr. George A. Wheeler, 
that they will be present. 

The President's reception will be held this year 
in the afternoon instead of the evening as usual, 
and will take place on the Art Building steps. 
Wednesday evening there will be a band concert 
and exercises connected with the class reunions. 
In connection with the New England Meet at 
Springfield Saturday, the college songs of the 
various competing colleges will be played in the 
evening on the chimes in the campanile of the 



municipal buildings. They have recently sent 
for Bowdoin Beata to be played. 

Among those on the campus for the meet last 
week were: J. L. Doherty '89, W. E. Atwood '10, 
R. L. pastman 'lo, D. L. MacMurtrie '13, Norton 
'13, P. R. Fox '14, J. O. Tarbox '14, C. R. Brown, 
'14, E. H. Austin '15, L. F. Dow '15, J. B. Lappin 
'15, F. P. McKenney '15, C. T. Rogers '15, W. G. 
Tackaberry '15, and E. J. Marshall i?.i:-'i6. 

The Western Mame Association of Theta 
Delta Chi held its annual banquet at the Portland 
Country Club last evening. The Eta was repre- 
sented by about half of the active members, and 
there were many Bowdoin alumni present. Leon 
V. Walker '03 is president of the association. 
Professor Mitchell was one of the speakers. 



16. Psi Upsilon vs. Delta Upsilon. 
Tennis Team at Longwood. 

Illustrated lecture on Plattsburg in Union 
8:00 P. M. 

17. Bowdoin vs. Tufts at Brunswick. 

18. Alpha Delta Phi vs. Kappa Sigma. 

19. Interscholastic Tennis. 

20. N. E. I. A. A. at Springfield. 
Bowdoin vs. Tufts at Medford 
Interscholastic Tennis. 

22. Zeta Psi vs. Beta Theta Pi. 


The Bowdoin Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi ex- 
presses its deepest sorrow at the death of Council 
Greeley, of Chicago, 111., a member of the class 
of 1854. He was one of the founders of Alpha 
Delta Phi, and one of Bowdoin's oldest gradu- 
ates. Although not intimate with the fraternity 
on account of his location, he always had its wel- 
fare at heart. 

W. P. Woodman '16, 
H. S. White '17, 
A. S. Gray '18, 

For the Chapter. 

alumni Depittment 

'97. — Rev. Henry E. Dunnack, who was recent- 
ly appointed to a pastorate in Bangor, was the 
guest of honor at a dinner of the Bowdoin Club 
of Bangor recently. Frederick W. Adams '89, 
presided. Other speakers were Donald F. Snow 
'01, and Dr. Daniel F. Robinson '73- 

'02. — A bulletin, issued by the United States 
Geological Survey, on the Ground Water in San 
Joaquin Valley, California, has recently been re- 

ceived by the Library. Richard B. Dole, of this 
class, is one of the authors. 

'13. — At a meeting of the faculty of arts and 
sciences of Harvard University it was announced 
that the Ricardo prize scholarship, with an annual 
income of $350, was awarded to Jacob Viner of 
Montreal, Quebec, a second-year student in the 
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and that 
honorable mention was given to the paper sub- 
mitted by Paul Howard Douglas of Cambridge, a 
first-year student in the Graduate School of 
Business Administration. Viner holds the degree 
of A.B. from McGill University, Quebec, 1914, 
and A.M. from Harvard in 1915. He holds the 
Henry Lee memorial fellowship in economics. 
Douglas is a graduate of Bowdoin College, A.B., 
1913, and A.M. Columbia University, 1915, and 
has just passed successfully his examination for 
the Ph.D. degree at Columbia. 

ex- 13. — Harold A. Tucker died at the Central 
Maine General Hospital in Lewiston, April 27. 
On the Saturday preceding his death he was 
forced, as a result of a brief illness, to undergo 
an operation. Although this seemed at first to be 
progressing favorably, complications arose which 
forced a second and fatal operation. Mr. Tucker 
was born in Norway, Maine, in 1890. 



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NO. 7 


Who would have thought it? Tufts had a team 
that had cleaned up everything in the East and 
South. Harvard, Dartmouth, The Army and 
Navy, Catholic University — all had fallen before 
its whirlwind playing. The team had not been 
beaten this year, and only once last year, but 
Bowdoin, their supposedly least formidable foe, 
outplayed them in good straight baseball. That 
it was a junior week game for Tufts made it all 
the more pathetic. Moreover, Bowdoin's pitcher 
was a freshman playing his first game of 'varsity 
baseball. His pitching combined with wonderful 
playing both on the part of the infield and out- 
field, and the team's success in hitting Tuft's two 
star twirlers almost at will, accounted for the 
score of six to five. 

The game opened favorably for Tufts. Savage 
was wild and the bases were soon filled with but 
one man out. Sharp work kept the scoring down 
to one run. In the third inning Tufts scored 
again, and it was not until the fifth that Bow- 
doin broke loose. In this inning Bowdoin banged 
out four hits and three men crossed the plate. 
Phillips started the fun with a pretty single, and 
was followed in order by Bradford and Savage 
with bingles, filling the bases. Chapman then 
came up and with a hot double over first brought 
in Savage and Bradford. Donnell was caught at 
the plate. 

Tufts then tied the score in the last part of the 
fifth. The sixth and seventh also brought the 
Medford team one run each. The game then 
looked safe for Tufts until the eighth when Bow- 
doin came back with a pretty rally. With two 
men out Finn singled sharply to left. Woodman 
advanced him to second, and then Goodskey sent 
out one towards Boston which failed to come to 
earth until he had reached third and Finn and 
Woodman had crossed the plate. 

The score was then tied. Tufts failed to take 
advantage of its next inning, and the ninth began 
with both teams equally determined to get the 
winning run. Bradford began by beating out a 
hit to short, was advanced to second by a sacri- 
fice by Savage, and came across the plate with 
the winning run when Armstrong threw low to 
first to get Donnell. Tufts made a strenuous ef- 
fort to tie the score in the next half of the innin?. 

The first man reached the initial sack and was 
sacrificed to second, bringing the Tufts grand- 
stand to its feet howling for a run. The next man 
sent up a foul fly which was beautifully caught by 
Donnell. Savage then struck the last man out. 
1 he score : 


ab r bh po a e 

Donnell, 3b 5 2 2 2 

Chapman, rf 5 1 1 1 

McElwee, lb 4 1 6 

Finn, ss 4 1 2 2 1 1 

Woodman, cf 3 1 3 

Goodskey. 2b 4 1 1 

Phillips, If 4 1 1 5 

Bradford, c' 4 2 3 7 3 

Savag-e, p 3 1 1 4 

Totals 36 6 12 27 9 3 


ab r bh po a e 

Stafford, 2b 4 1 2 1 1 

Leiand, rf 4 1 1 

Wescott, cf 4 1 1 1 1 

O'Mara, If 2 1 1 2 

Volk, lb *. 2 9 1 

Saunders, ss 5 1 1 3 2 1 

.Armstrong-, 3b 4 2 1 

Carroll, c 4 2 8 1 1 

Krepps. p 2 3 

Whittaker, p 2 1 3 

Totals 33 5 8 27 11 4 


Bowdoin 00 03 002 1 — 6 

Tufts 1 1 1 1 1 — 5 

Three base hit, Goodskey. Two base hits, Chap- 
man, Saunders. Sacrifice hits. Woodman, Savage, 
Volk. O'Mara. Stolen bases, Stafford, Leiand, Volk. 
First base on balls, by Savage, Volk, 2; by O'Mara, 
2, Leiand. Stafford, Wescott. First base on errors, 
Bowdoin, 2. Passed balls, Bradford, 2. Wild pitch. 
Savage. Time 2 hours, 30 minutes. Umpire, Barry. 
Attendance, 1,500. 


The Bowdoin baseball team won from Bates 
]\Ionday, the 15th, by a score of 8 to 5 on Whittier 
Field. Captain McElwee's followers had their 
batting eyes with them, which, combined with 
White's pitching and the fast work of the infield 
in the pinches, gave Bowdoin a victory. Purvere 
who started the game pitching for Bates was hit 
freely and after McElwee's home run over the 
right field fence in the third, he was replaced by 

Bowdoin started scoring in the first inning. 
Bunched hits by Chapman, McElwee and Finn 
netted two scores, and a lead which was main- 
tained for the whole game. Two more scores 
were added in the fourth. Bradford walked and 
White hit for two bases, scoring Bradford. Don- 
nell sacrificed, scoring White. Bowdoin got into 
a hole in the fifth. Three men were on bases and 



there were no outs. Finn fielded two grounders 
to the plate and the third man went out on a fly 
well caught by Phillips. Again in the eighth. 
Bates had two men on with no outs but could not 
score. In the ninth Davis and Logan started a 
batting rally for Bates which netted two runs. 

The summary : 


, ab r bh po a e 

Donnell, 3b 4 1 1 4 

Chapman, rf 4 1 1 

McEawee, lb 4 2 2 14 

Finn, ss 3 1 2 7 

Woodman, of 3 1 1 2 

Goodskey, 2b 4 

Phillips, If 3 1 3 

Bradford, c 3 1 1 7 2 1 

White, p 4 2 2 3 1 

Totals 32 8 9 27 IS 2 


, ab r bh po a e 

Davis, cf 5 2 3 1 

Logan, 3b 3 2 2 3 

MacDonald, 2b 4 1 5 

Lord, c 4 1 i 3 

Duncan, rf 5 1 2 1 

Talbot, ss 4 1 3 5 1 

Marston, If 3 1 1 1 

Harvey, lb 4 1 12 1 1 

Purvere, p 1 1 

Davidson, p 3 1 2 1 1 

Totals 36 5 11 24 17 S 


Bowdoin 2 112 002 x — S 

Bates 1 1 1 2 — 5 

Two base hits, Donnell,' White 2, Davidson, Davis. 
Home run, McElwee. Stolen bases, McElwee, Wood- 
man, Phillips, Bradford 2, Davis 3, Sacrifice hits, 
Donnell, Woodman, Phillips. MacDonald. Left on 
bases, Bowdoin 5, Bates 9. First base on errors, 
Bowdoin 6. Base on balls, off White 4, off David- 
son 1. Hits and earned runs, off White 11 hits, 3 
runs; oft Purvere, 7 hits, 3 runs in 2 innings and no 
one out in 3rd; off Davidson, 2 hits, 2 runs in 6 
innings. Hit bv pitcher, by Davidson (Finn). Struck 
out, by White 6. by Davidson 3. Passed balls, Brad- 
ford 2. Umpire, Conway. Time 2:15. 

As was generally expected, Dartmouth won 
th€ 30th New England intercollegiate meet at 
Springfield, Mass., last Friday and Saturday, 
scoring 50J2 points to 32>< for the University of 
Maine. Bowdoin was tied with Holy Cross for 
third position with 18 points. Captain Leadbet- 
ter was the individual star of the meet, winning- 
eleven points, a first in the discus, a first in the 
hammer, and a fourth in the shot put. Savage 
won the 220 yard hurdles, in record time, and 
Sampson completed the scoring by tying with 2 
Dartmouth men for second place in the pole 

Three new records were made in the meet, of 
which one comes to Bowdoin. Savage running 
the low hurdles in 24 2-5 seconds, which is one- 
fifth of a second faster than the record held by 
Gutterson of Vermont. 

Perhaps the greatest surprise of the meet was 
the defeat of Charlie Rice of Maine in the 100 
and 220 yard dashes, Kelley of Holy Cross win- 
ning both events in record time. His record of 

94-5 seconds in the 100 yard dash displaces a 
record held jointly by Cloudman '01 and four 
others. In the 220 yard dash his time was 21 2-5 
seconds which is 3-5 of a second better than the 
previous record. 

In the semi-finals of the high hurdles. Savage 
stumbled and fell on the seventh hurdle, ran 
around the eighth, and failed to qualify. Webber 
'16 was shut out in the semi-finals of both hurdle 

Captain Leadbetter sprang a surprise when he 
threw the discus 130 feet 11% inches for a first 
place. His best performance in the state meet 
was a second place at 122.36 feet. His distance 
in the hammer was 145 feet 9^ inches, and in 
the shot put 40 feet ~,H inches. 

Sampson went over the bar at 1 1 feet which 
tied for second place with two Dartmouth men 
and gave Bowdoin two points. 

Moulton hurled the discus 124 feet 9 inches 
which is the best he has done in competition this 
spring, but this was good only for fifth place. 

Crosby also finished fifth in the 880 yard run 
which was won in 2 minutes 3-5 seconds. 


In preparation for the Ivy performance, the 
Masque and Gown will present the farce, "Mrs. 
Dot" at the Highland Club, West Roxbury, 
Mass., on Saturday evening. May 27th. Re- 
hearsals are now progressing under the direction 
of the regular coach, Mrs. Brown, and everything 
points to an exceptionally good play for Ivy Day. 
Special costumes and scenery will be a feature, 
making this one of the most elaborate produc- 
tions that the club has ever attempted. 

Tickets for the Ivy play which will take place 
on Thursday evening, June ist, will be on sale in 
the manager's room in the Gymnasium Thurs- 
day afternoon from i till 5. 

Fraternities wishing special blocks of seats 
should apply to the manager immediately. 

Following is the cast that will be taken to West 
Roxbury : 

Charles. Halstane's servant Colter '18 

;\Ir. Wright Stride '17 

^Ir. Rixon Achorn '17 

Gerald Halstane Jacob '18 

James Blenkinsop Willey '17 

Freddie Perkins INIooers '18 

^Irs. Worthley (Mrs. Dot) ... Corcoran '19 

Lady Sellenger Biggers '17 

Xellie Sellenger Churchill '16 

INIiss Eliza MacGregor R. H. Cobb '17 

George, Blenkensop's man Joyce '18 

In response to a request from the Associated 
Sunday Magazines, the Masque and Gown sent 


photographs to compete in a contest for the best 
impersonations of the fair sex by members of 
college dramatic societies. Word was recently 
received that a prize had been awarded to a 
photograph of Churchill 'i6 in the part of Nellie 
Sellenger in the play, "Mrs. Dot." 


Sunday, June i8 

The Baccalaureate Sermon by President Hyde, 

in the Congregational Church at 4 p. m. 
Monday, June 19 
The Alexander Prize Speaking in Memorial Hall 

at 8 p. M. 

Tuesday, June 20 
The Class Day Exercises of the Graduating Class 

in Memorial Hall at 10 a. m., and under the 

Thorndike Oak at 3 p. m. Senior Dance in 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 21 
The annual meeting of the Phi Beta Kappa Fra- 
ternity, Alpha of Maine, in the Alumni Room, 

Hubbard Hall, at 11 a. m. 
Baseball Game, Alumni vs. Varsity, Whittier 

Field at 10 a. m. 
The annual meeting of the Alumni Association 

at 1.30 p. M., in the Bowdoin Union, preceded 

by a Buffet Lunch at 12.30. 
Meeting of the Class Secretaries in the Chemical 

Lecture Room, at 2.30 p. m. 
Reception by the President and Mrs. Hyde on the 

Art Building Terrace from 4 to 6 p. m. 
Band Concert, under the Thorndike Oak, at 8.00 

p. M. 

Thursday, June 22 

The Commencement Exercises of the College and 
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 1890, will be awarded to the class that se- 
cures the attendance of the largest percentage 
of its members. 


Thomas L. Pierce '98 lectured last Tuesday 
evening in the Union on the Military Camp at 
Plattsburg. The lecture was illustrated by pic- 
tures of the different college groups which were 
at Plattsburg last summer and by pictures of the 
camp itself. Mr. Pierce attended the business 
men's camp last summer and spoke very enthu- 

Football Coach Next Fall 

siastically of his experiences there. After his 
lecture, he answered questions regarding the ex- 
pense and equipment required. Mr. Pierce said 
that he did not think that there is any likelihood 
of the government's paying the expenses this 
summer, but that eventually this would undoubt- 
edly be the case. The lecture deserved a better 
audience than it received. 




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IN THE Interests of the Sttdents of 


Donald \Y. Philbrick, 1917, Editor-in-Chief 

Robert G. Albion, 1918, Managing Editor 

William S. Cormack, 1917, Alumni Editor 

Rollasd C. Farnham, 1919, On The Campus 

Clydf. E. Ste\ens, 1919, The Othei Colleges 

Frank E. Noyes, 191 7 
Whitney Coombs, 191S 
Franklin D. MacCormick, 191S 
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Gerald S. Joyce, 1918 
Raymond L. Atwood, 1919 

Contributions are requested from all undergraduates, 
alumni and faculty. No anonymous contributions can 
l^e 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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Vol. XLVl. 

M.A.V 23. 1916 


Songs atid Singing 

Bowdoin men haYe often expressed regret that, 
of late years. Bowdoin can not claim fame as a 
singing college, and past Orient editors have 
made many appeals for a change in this respect. 
We have good songs, several fine ones, but how 
many of them are known to the average under- 
graduate? Four or -five at the most, and those 
imperfectly, if we may judge by the quality of 
the singing at games and rallies. 

It has been suggested, also, that "Bowdoin 
Beata" is not our best, our most representative 
song. With all due reverence to the song which 
has acquired the name of the Bowdoin song, we 
believe it is in many respects inferior to "Rise, 
Sons of Bowdoin." Dean Sills' song is far su- 

perior in thought and e.xpression ; it is a sounder 
presentation of our ideals and aspirations ; it has, 
moreover, the great advantage of having a musi- 
cal setting of its own, whereas the tune of "Bow- 
doin Beata"" is used elsewhere. 

The traditions surrounding "Bowdoin Beata"' 
are not to be lightly cast aside : neither should 
tradition be valued above merit. The custom of 
standing uncovered while it is being sung is much 
younger than many suppose and if a change is to 
be made, it should be done now, before any more 
classes have added their numbers to those who 
know it alone as their revered .\lma Plater song. 
We would like to see this matter taken up by 
some of the bodies interested, the Student Coun- 
cil, the alumni associations. If they would lend 
their influence to our view of the case, the change 
in tradition would soon follow and one college 
generation would see it completed. At least we 
would like to receive some expressions of opinion 
from those interested in the matter. 

In the meanwhile, let us learn our songs and 
practice them together. The college sings on the 
.\rt Building steps used to be a valued custom. 
They should not be allowed to lapse, for the 
memory of those evenings, the student body sing- 
ing the Bowdoin songs together, should be among 
our most pleasant remembrances, while the prac- 
tical value to be derived cannot be estimated. 

The Band 

It is with the greatest reluctance that we ven- 
ture to criticise the band, for we realize that it is 
endeavoring to do its best and that its work is 
often not sufficiently appreciated. But the band, or 
its leader should realize its limitations and keep 
within those limits. At the time of the state 
track meet, a week ago, the band of one of the 
visiting colleges, by its lack of strength, harmony 
or tune, attracted considerable laughter and rid- 
icule. To that extent it was a hindrance to the 
college whose name it bore. At the time of the 
Bates game, a week ago yesterday, our own band 
made some feeble attempts to enliven the occa- 
sion. Whether there were too few present to 
produce the best results or whether something- 
else was the trouble, we know not. but we do 
know that the result was a dismal failure. The 
Bowdoin band, for the past two years, has been 
of far higher grade than the year or two previ- 
• as and we believe that it will still prove a credit 
to the college. In the interest of its good name 
let us have no repetitions of the failure of that 
day but let the band appear in public only when, 
equipped with its full complement, it is prepared 
to do all that it is capable of and be a real credit 
to Bowdoin. 




Cony High School won the singles and Gorhani 
High the doubles in the annual interscholastic ten- 
nis tournament which was played here Friday 
and Saturday. Eight schools were entered, Bruns- 
wick High, Cony High, Edward Little High, 
Gorham High, Hebron Academy, Lewiston High, 
Portland High, and the Abbott School of Farm- 
ington. Brunswick High was the runner-up in 
both singles and doubles. The Friday afternoon 
and Saturday morning matches were played on 
the indoor courts in the athletic building on ac- 
count of the weather. The singles between Fish- 
er of Cony and Lambert of Abbott were the fea- 
tures of the tournament. 

The scores : 

Singles. — Lambert of Abbott defeated Smith 
of Gorham 6-4, 6-3 ; Fisher of Cony defeated 
Woodin of Edward Little 6-2. 6-2 ; Tracey of 
Hebron defeated Stanwood of Portland 3-6, 6-3, 
6-2; Wass of Brunswick defeated Ireland of 
Lewiston 6-2, 0-6, 6-4. Semi-finals : Fisher of 
Cony defeated Lambert of Abbott 7-5; 6-4; Wass 
of Brunswick defeated Tracey of Hebron 6-3, 
6-3. Finals: Fisher of Cony defeated Wass of 
Brunswick 6-2, 6-3. 

Doubles. — Purinton and Ireland of Lewiston 
defeated Woodin and Lucas of Edward Little 3-6, 
7-5, 6-1 ; Russell and Smith of Gorham defeated 
Fisher and Toas of Cony 6-3, 6-4; ^^'ass and Hall 
of Brunswick defeated Tracey and York of He- 
bron 6-3, 6-8, 6-2 ; Stanwood and Gilson of Port- 
land drew a bye. Semi-finals: Gorham defeated 
Lew-iston 7-5, 6-1 ; Brunswick defeated Portland 
6-4, 8-6. Finals : Gorham defeated Brunswick 
6-0, 6-4. 

In the report of the librarian for 1915-16, is a 
brief tribute to the late Dr. George T. Little, 
who was in charge of the college librar)' for 32 
years previous to his death last summer. During 
the last twelve months, the total accessions were 
2,410; of which 1,290 were purchased, 51 were 
obtained by exchange, 304 from binding periodi- 
cals, and 765 were given by various donors. The 
largest and most important purchase was the 
works of Goethe in 137 volumes. The largest 
gift of books was the collection of nearly 100 vol- 
umes on Arctic exploration donated by The Ex- 
plorers' Club of X'ew York in honor of Admiral 
Robert E. Peary 'jj. Two gifts of money were 
received during the year, from Hon. D. S. Alex- 
ander, LL.D., '70 and J. E. Rhodes, 2nd, '97. 

The number of books charged for use outside 
the library building was 7,347, an increase of 300 
over the circulation of the previous year. 11,350 

index cards were inserted in the catalogue in 
1915-16, of which 7,687 were for accessions. The 
total number of volumes now in the library is 
113,418, including 5,000 volumes belonging to the 
Medical School. 

The biographical catalogue of non-graduates 
of the College and Medical School is an octavo 
of 175 pages, containing statistics collected by 
the librarian and his assistants. This book will 
be ready for distribution in a few weeks. 

Mr. Gerald G. \\'ilder has been acting librarian 
since the death of Dr. Little. 

Bowdoin was represented at the championship 
tournament of the Xew England Lawn Tennis 
Association at Longwood last week by B. W. 
Bartlett '17, Flynt '17 and Greeley "17. In the 
first round of the singles Greeley of Bowdoin and 
Stewart of M. I. T., furnished the best match, the 
latter winning in three sets, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3. Bart- 
lett lost to Woodbridge, W. I. T., 6-1, 6-4. In the 
first round of doubles, Flynt and Greely lost to 
Maynard and Rockwood of Williams, 6-1, 6-1. 


The tennis tournament with the Portland 
Country Club Saturday was really a contest be- 
tween the alumni and the 'varsity for three of 
the four players for the Country Club were Bow- 
doin graduates. They were Phillip M. Dana '96, 
Eugene L. Bodge "97, and Phillip F. Chapman 
'06. The tournament was played on the Country 
Club courts on Falmouth Foreside. 

The scores : 

Singles. — Dana of the Country Club defeated 
Flynt of Bowdoin 6-1; 6-4. 

Greeley of Bowdoin defeated Bodge of Coun- 
try Club 6-0; 6-2. 

Holt of Country Club defeated Bartlett of 
Bowdoin 6-1 ; 1 1-9. 

Doubles. — Bodge and Dana of Country Club 
defeated Flynt and Greeley of Bowdoin 6-1 : 4-6, 
6-1, 8-6. 

Holt and Chapman of Country Club defeated 
Bartlett and Woodman of Bowdoin 6-1; 10-8; 6 4 


The secretary of the Class of 1896 has just 
had published a directory of the class in attrac- 
tive pamphlet form. It appears twenty years 
after the graduation of the class from College, 
and contains interesting statistics and an account 
of what each member has done since graduation. 
The list shows that of forty-three living members 
fifteen are now in Maine, seven in Massachusetts, 
five in X^ew York, three in California, three in 



New Jersey, two in Connecticut, two in Illinois, 
two in New Hampshire, one each in Ohio, Rhode 
Island, Canada and China. The total number of 
children born has been sixty-three of whom sixty 
are now living-. The members are engaged in 
the following lines of work : Law, eight ; educa- 
tion, seven; medicine, seven; journalism, three; 
agriculture, ministry, publishing and trade, one 
each ; and banking, corporation presidency, in- 
surance, mining, real estate, railway mail serv- 
ice, and public accounting, one each. The class is 
to have its twentieth reunion here at Commence- 
ment and its headquarters will be at lo Noble 
Street. Thirty-four men have already signified 
their intention to be present. 

The trials for the Alexander Prize Speaking- 
resulted in the choice of the following men from 
the 29 who participated: Chapman '17, Willey 
^17, Albion '18, Jacob '18, Matthews '18, Mooers 
""18, McGorrill '19, Paul '19. and Stephens '19. 
The alternates are Irving '19 Sprague '19, and 
Mitchell '19. The Alexanders are held in Me- 
morial Hall on the Monday of Commencement 
Week. The judges will be selected from the 
alumni later. The judges at the trials were Pro- 
fessor Woodruff, Professor Moody, and Mr. 


Hon. DeAlva Stanwood Alexander '70, a mem- 
ber of the Board of Overseers since 1905, has 
followed his "Political History of the State of 
New York" with "The History and Procedure of 
the House of Representatives," which Houg-hton 
Mifflin Co. has just published. The book is the 
•outgrowth of a series of lectures that Mr. Alex- 
ander prepared at the suggestion of his person- 
al friend Speaker Thomas B. Reed, Bowdoin '60, 
when he entered Congress about twenty years 
ago. Mr. Alexander remained in Congress four- 
teen years, and he has enriched the pages of his 
book with a fund of reminiscence and anecdote 
that make it as readable as it is authoritative. 
The work is much more than a summary of con- 
gressional precedents and procedure and an ex- 
planation of congressional processes througl: its 
committees and officers. It has many pages of 
Iceen and brilliant analysis of the great con- 
gressional leaders of the past century and of 
criticism of their methods and motives. The 
book has 400 pages, and forty pages more of in- 
dex and of tables and lists that add much to the 
■value of the work for reference purposes. 


The Freshman Banquet will be held in Port- 
land at the Congress Square Hotel next Monday 
evening. Savage '19 will act as toastmaster. and 
the speakers from the various fraternities will be 
Decker, Fay, Hargraves, Gray, Holbrook, ^lar- 
tin, McGorriH, Merrill, Mitchell, and Tuttle. 
Kern is the chairman of the committee in charge 
By a vote of the class, the banquet will be dry. 
The Sophomore class has voted not to hold a ban- 

aiOiti) tbc jFacultp 

President Hyde has been invited to give a talk 
to the Yale freshmen next fall. 

Professor Johnson and Dean Sills attended 
the meeting of the Dante Society at Boston last 

Professor Mitchell was reelected a member of 
the Brunswick Library Committee last week. 

Professor Files will give an illustrated lecture 
at the Topsham Grange next week. 

Dean Sills attended the convention of college 
deans at Tufts College last week. 

Dean Sills attended a meeting of the college 
board of the state at Augusta Saturday, with rep- 
resentatives from the four colleges and State 
Superintendent Payson Smith. 

Dr. Whittier was the medical examiner in the 
case of a hermit living on a lonely point near 
Bowdoinham who was found dead last week. 

Dr. Copeland has recently had an addition built 
to his home on Federal Street. 

Professor Cram was elected to the executive 
committee of the Maine Association of Alpha 
Delta Phi, recently. 

Mr. ^^'ilde^ was recently elected president of 
the Maine State Library .\ssociation. He was 
also chosen as a member of the committee on leg- 

Mr. Evans will attend the I. C. A. A. A. A. 
meet at Cambridge Saturday. 

Dr. C. M. Robinson of the ^Medical School 
sailed for England with the third Harvard medi- 
cal unit. May 20. 

Miss Smith, curator of the Art Building, spent 
a week in Boston lately visiting art galleries and 
^•iewing some private works of art. 

Dn tfte Campus 

Toussaint (?.r-'i9 has recently been elected 
town auditor in East Millinocket. 

The first straw hats appeared Sunday, one on 
a freshman and another on a junior. 

The annual Bummel of the Deutscher \"erein 
will be held at New Meadows Inn Fridav. 



On the campus last week were J. C. Minot '96, 
P. G. Bishop '09, D. K. Merrill '15, and A. R. 
Caspar, eA--'i8. 

W. W. Thomas '60, formerly minister to Nor- 
way and Sweden, was on the campus with his 
family recently. 

L. Doherty "19, Haynes '19 and McClave '19 
attended the New England Meet at Springfield, 
Mass., Saturday. 

Noyes e.i'-'i9, running for Hebron, was second 
in the mile in fast time at the Harvard Inter- 
scholastics Saturday. 

The last issue of the Portland Sunday Tele- 
gram contained pictures of the track squad and 
the board of managers. 

Tickets for the Ivy dance will cost $3.50 in- 
cluding refreshments. iThe dance will begin 
promptly at eight o'clock. 

The first of the finals took place last Thursday 
in Memorial Hall when German 3 had its final 
in German Composition. 

Emilio de Gogorza, the well-known baritone, 
and his wife Madame Emma Eames de Gogorza 
visited the Art Building last week. 

At the last meeting of the Athletic Council it 
was voted to give Jack Magee a sweater and 
track B for his work with the track team. 

A party of biologists, led by Dr. Gross, made 
an expedition to the coast last Saturday and 
spent the night under the stars on Mere Point. 

Edwards '16 is to go into business instead of 
teaching as was announced last week. This fur- 
ther swells the list of seniors who are to take up 
business as a career. 

Psi Upsilon and Zeta Psi are to hold house 
parties on Wednesday, May 31. Delta Kappa 
Epsilon and Theta Delta Qii will hold a joint 
dance at the Deke house that evening. 

Any amateur photographers who have pictures 
of the college life which would be of interest for 
.the Ivy Number of the Orient are asked to sub- 
mit them to Crane '17 at the Delta U house. 

A valid syllogism — The Red Sox are the 
World's Champions. Harvard beat the Red Sox ; 
Tufts beat Harvard ; Bowdoin beat Tufts. There- 
fore our team are the World's Champions. 

Richardson '16 received an appointment last 
week for a position with the Standard Oil Com- 
pany. After six months training in the com- 
pany's school of business administration in New 
York, he will go to India. 

The Visiting Committee will be on the campus 
this week. It consists of President Samuel \'. 
Cole of Wheaton College, Ex-Governor William 
T. Cobb, Hon. John A. Morrill, Hon. George E. 
Bird, and Mr. John S. Hyde. 

Students intending to take summer courses in 

any of the Universities and Colleges, if they 
desire credit in these subjects, must submit them 
for approval of the Recording Committee before 
examinations in June. Otherwise no credit will 
be given. 

Thanks to the Brunsiviek Record, the scores of 
the New England Meet and the Tufts game were 
received accurately and in good season by tele- 
gram Saturday evening. This service is appre- 
ciated at the college for we are always anxious 
to hear how the teams have fared while away. 

Professor Knapp of Barnard College, Colum- 
bia University, was oil the campus last Friday. 
In a short address to the students of Latin 2, 
Professor Knapp paid a tribute to colleges such 
as Bowdoin and remarked upon the advantages 
of dormitory life in a small college as compared 
with an institution of thousands of students. 

Students are reminded that they must register 
their choice of studies for next year before the 
opening of the examination period on June 6th. 
Sophomores must also at that time signify their 
choice of majors and minors. The Dean will be 
glad to consult with anyone regarding a course 
of study either at his regular office hours or by 
special permission. 

Tonight at 7.30 in the Court Room, Mrs. 
Augustus C. Hughston of New York, organizer 
for the National Equal Suffrage Association, 
will speak under the auspices of the Brunswick 
League. All who are interested in or opposed to 
this proposed change in the political status of 
women are cordially invited to be present. Mrs. 
Hughston is a graduate of Smith, has been an 
active ward worker for suffrage in New York 
and recently very successful in the up-state rural 
canvass. She was also marshal of the big Wash- 
ington parade and for years has done social serv- 
ice work in New York. 



23. 4:30 p. M. Meeting of Bowdoin Club, Li- 


24. Colby vs. Bowdoin, Whittier Field. 

26. Deutscher Verein Bummel at New Mead- 
2/. Outdoor Interscholastic Meet, Whittier 
Bowdoin vs. Maine at Orono. 
I. C. A. A.. A. A. at Boston. 
Maine Intercollegiate Tournament at Orono. 
29. Freshman Banquet, Portland. 
31. Psi Upsilon House Party. 
Zeta Psi House Party. 

Deke and Theta Delt joint dance at Deke 




Ivy Play. 

Ivy Exercises. 

Seniors Last Chapel. 

Ivy Dance. 

Bowdoin vs. Bates, Whittier Field. 

Final examinations begin. 


Hall of Eta of Theta Delta Chi 

Brunswick, May 20, 1916. 
The death of Percival Freeman Marston of 
the class of 1888 removes from our graduate 
roll one who had consecrated himself to the 
spreading of the Gospel and had faithfully fol- 
lowed this calling. He maintained an interest in 
college and fraternity and made the ties strong- 
er by sending a son to Bowdoin and into Theta 
Delta Chi. The members of the Eta learn of his 
death with sorrow. 

Earle ^^^\RREN Cook, 
Robert Green halgh Albiox, 
Hugh Addison Mitchell, 

For the Charge. 

3lumni Department 

'60. — Dr. Alvan Felch Bucknam died on the 
4th of this month at his home in \\^arren, Illinois, 
from stoppage of an artery. Dr. Bucknam was 
born in Yarmouth. Maine on Nov. 27, 1837. 
After his graduation from Bowdoin he taught 
school both in IMaine and Texas for two years, 
and in 1862, he was mustered into service as Sec- 
ond Lieutenant of Company G, 25th Maine \"oI- 
unteer Infantry. In July of the following year 
he was mustered out of service, and in 1864 he 
received the degree of M.D. from the Bowdoin 
Medical School. He was then commissioned as 
assistant-surgeon of the 2nd Massachusetts Cav- 
alrv. Dr. Bucknam was with General Philip 
Sheridan in his Shenandoah \'alley campaign, 
and thence joined the army of the Potomac. In 
1865, after being mustered out of service, he 
joined the College of Physicians and Surgeons 
of New York City. In 1863 Bowdoin conferred 
on him the degree of A.M. In 1S67 he went to 
Illinois, and for three years he practiced medi- 
cine in Nova, later he removed to Warren, Ill- 
inois, where he has since remained. At his death 
he had the largest practice of any physician in 
his county. 

'60. — Hon. William W. Thomas has recently 
returned to Portland, his native city, for a short 
visit, bringing with him his Swedish wife and his 
two sons. He intends to make trips throughout 
the state, while here, for the purpose of speaking 

about some economic questions which he believes 
could be of advantage to the citizens of Maine. 

Mr. Thomas has been in the Consular service 
at various periods of his life since his graduation 
from Bowdoin. He has seen service as a Vice- 
Consul in Turkey and Roumania, as a Consul in 
Sweden, and has served as United States Min- 
ister to Sweden and Norway. After his period 
of service in Roumania, in 1863, he studied at 
the Harvard Law School and received his LL.D. 
From 1866 till 1883 he practiced law in Portland, 
Me., at various times being Commissioner of 
Public Lands, Commissioner of Immigration, and 
a member of the legislature in his native state. 
During this time he was also speaker of the 
house, and a lecturer on Scandinavian Languages 
throughout the state. 

'89. — A series of articles in the Lewiston 
Journal on "The Men Who Make Maine's News- 
papers" tells the story, in the May 13th edition, 
of how Charles H. Fogg took up the task of edit- 
ing the Aroostook Times at a period when it 
seemed to be in an uncertain condition financial- 
ly, and made success from what seemed headed 
towards failure. 

"03. — John L. Mitchell and Miss Anna M. 
Welzenbach of Manchester, N. H., who were 
secretly married, April 29, kept their marriage a 
secret until May 13th. Mr. Mitchell has been 
with the Amoskeag Corporation since 1904, and 
he is now overseer of the English drawing room 
in the worsted department of that organization. 
His father was Dean of the Medical School here 
for more than thirty years. 

'09. — Ralph O. Brewster is to be a candidate 
for the Republican nomination for representative 
to the Legislature, at the primaries on June 19th. 
Mt. Brewster is one of the best known young 
lawyers of Portland. He taught school for a 
year after his graduation from Bowdoin and 
then entered Harvard Law School, from which 
he graduated in 1913. He was admitted to prac- 
tice in the Cumberland County Supreme Court 
the same year, and has been practicing law in 
Portland since that time. While in Harvard Law 
School he was one of ten men picked from a class 
of 350, for the board of editors of the Harvard 
Law- Review, one of the law authorities of the 


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After losing the first two games to Maine, 
Bowdoin returned to the front with a 3 to i vic- 
tory upon the enemy's own territory, Saturday. 
White and Driscoll engaged in a pitching duel 
from which our freshman finally emerged vic- 

For seven innings, there was no scoring. In 
the last of the eighth, Lawry hit safely to center, 
stole second and moved to third on Finn's error 
upon Hackett's grounder. Pendleton bunted, 
scoring Lawry. 

The White came back in the ninth when Mc- 
Elwee hit safely and stole second. Finn was 
passed, and Woodman's hit scored both men on 
bases. Phillips tapped the ball over first base, al- 
lowing Woodman to score the last run of the 

Maine threatened to cross the plate again in 
her half of the ninth, Vi'hen Reardon was hit, 
advanced to second on a passed ball, and took 
third on a wild pitch, only to be left stranded. 

The score : 


ab r bh po a e 

Donnell, 3b 5 2 

Chapman, rf- 4 1 

McElwee, lb 4 1 2 11 1 

Finn, ss 3 1 1 1 1 

Woodman, cf 4 1 1 1 

Goodskey. 2b 4 2 1 3 

Phillips, If 3 1 

Bradford, e 4 1 9 4 

White, p 3 1 4 

Totals 34 3 7 27 13 1 


ab r bh po a e 

Wentworth, rf 4 1 

Lawry, 2b 3 1 2 3 2 

Hackett, lb 3 11 

Rowe, 3b 2 1 

Pendleton, ss 4 3 2 1 

Gorham, If 3 1 1 

Reardon. c 3 8 3 

Giles, cf 3 1 1 

Driscoll, p 4 3 

Totals 29 1 4 27 11 2 


Bowdoin 3 — 3 

Maine 1 — 1 

Stolen bases, Hackett, 2; Reardon, Lawry. Sacri- 
fice hits. White, Hackett, Wentworth. Left on bases, 
Bowdoin 7; Maine, S. First base on errors, Bowdoin 
2. Base on balls, off White, 2; oft Driscoll 2. Hits 
and earned runs, off White, 4 hits, runs in 9 in- 
nings; off Driscoll, 7 hits, 2 runs in 9 innings. Hit 
by pitcher, by White (Lawry, Hackett, Reardon). 
Struck out, by White, S; by Driscoll, S. Wild pitch. 
White. Passed balls, Bradford, Reardon, 2. Umpire, 
Conway. Time, 2. OS. 


A thrilling batting rally in the ninth failed tO' 
offset Colby's four runs in the second, and Bow- 
doin lost, 6-5. Ten Bowdoin runners were left 
on bases, and, while Cawley was hit hard, the 
hits didn't come at the right time. 

Bowdoin started scoring in the first inning 
when Donnell crossed the plate. Then came the 
fatal second. Errors, hits and free passes, gave 
Colby four scores and a lead which proved too 
much to overcome. White was withdrawn in 
favor of Savage who held his opponents to six 
scattered hits in eight innings. Although Bow- 
doin outhit Colby, the hits were not sufficiently 
bunched to produce scores in any abundance. 
The bases were filled in the fourth but to no avail. 
In the sixth, however, a clean hit by Bradford, 
brought in two scores. The main excitement of 
the game came in the ninth when the shadows 
were beginning to lengthen and some of the hun- 
gry ones had gone home. The score stood 6 to 
3 when things began to happen. Merrill who was. 
put in as a pinch bitter was struck by a pitched 
ball. Donnell walked. Chapman was hit by a 
pitched ball and the bases were full with only 
one out. Captain McElwee laid down a hot one 
between first and second, scoring Merrill, but 
Chapman was caught at second. Finn walked, 
filling the bases again. Woodman hit scoring 
Donnell. That brought the score to 6-5 but 
it was not ordained that we should win. Good- 
sky went out on an easy fly and the game was- 

Following is the box score : 


ab r bh po a e 

Simpson, If 5 1 2 1 

Nye, 2b 5 5 2 1 

Deasy, rf , 4 1 1 

Cawley, p 4 1 5 

Ashworth, c 5 1 4 2 3 

Driscoll, 3b 4 1 2 

Smith, lb 2 1 12 

Schuster, cf 4 1 1 

Hayes, ss 4 1 1 

Totals 37 6 7 27 16 1 


ab r bh po a e 

Donnell, 3b 3 2 1 1' 

Chapman, rf 3 1 1 

McElwee, lb 5 10 1 

Finn, ss 4 3 1 1 1 

Woodman, cf 5 1 3 2 

Goodskey, 2b 3 1 1 2 

Phillips, If 3 1 3 0' 


Bradford, c 3 2 9 1 2 standard of the Lewiston Journal Print Shop. 

Savage ^p 3 1 2 The volume is dedicated "to Frank Nathaniel 

*Merriii ..'.:'.:'.:'.::.... _!! J; _! _^ J^ _^ Whittier, a.m., M.D., of the class of 1885, be- 

Totais 32 5 11 27 10 4 loved friend of all Bowdoin men." The small 

Inn^nls: ^"^ ^""''""^ '" ^"'' individual pictures of the faculty, introduced last 

■Colby ?nASninn I t Ycar, have been continued, with the addition of a 

Bowdoin 1 2 2—5 -' ' ^ , „ • . , tt 1 

Two base hits. Ashworth, Scliuster, Woodman. large cut of President Hyde. 
Stolen bases, Cawley, Asliwortli 2, Hayes, MoBlwee, . , npprlpH rpfnrm Ht; hp-n t-immenped 

piiiiiips. Sacrifice hits, Cawiey, Driscoii. Sacrifice ^ mucn neeaea reiorm nas De^n commencea 

fly, Goodsliey. Double plays, Nye and Smith; Brad- ;,., ^i^ig omission of some of the Gead material 
ford and McElwee. Left on bases, Colby 9; Bow- , ■ , , , ^ ,- 1 ^ 1 ^ 1 tu u 1 

doin 10 First base on errors, Colby 2. Bases on which has been tending lately to make the book 

bans, off Cawley 6; off White 1; oft Sa^•^age 2 Hits yn^yigi^j Otherwise the usual Statistics and 

and earned runs, off Cawley, 11 hits, 5 runs in 9 in- , , . -' , . , , , -t-, . r 

nines; off White, 1 hit, 1 run in 1 mning, none out athletic records are included, i he write-ups of 

in 2nd- off Savage, 6 hits, 2 runs in S innings. Hit ^1 t • 1 /.u i ^ 
by pitcher, by White, Smith; by Cawley, Chapman 2, the Juniors are even cleaner than last year, con- 
Merrill. Struclc out, by Cawley 2 ; by Wlute 1 ; by tinuing the laudable tendency away from the 
Savage 7. Passed palls, Bradford 2. Umpire, Con- , .^^ " ^^ , , ^ ^, ..^ „ , „ 
way. Time, 2.40. bitter attacks ot past years, ihe bcrap Book 
LEAGUE STANDING Js the new name given to the old "grinds" depart- 

. .'.4" 2^ 2^ .667 ment, and the material is fully equal to the best 

Bates 2 2 1 .500 humor of past volumes. The many snapshots in 

Coiby°'". ......■..■■■■■■■■■■■■■ 2 3 1 .400 this Section are particularly interesting and en- 


FIVE BOWDOIN POINTS IN I.C.A.A.A.A. j|^g ^^j^^lg 5,^^;^ contains 298 pages, exclusive 

Leadbetter and Savage scored for Bowdoin in gf advertising, and, in its general neat appear- 

the great I.C.A.A.A.A. meet at Cambridge Satur- ^nce and attractive design, sets a high standard 

■day where the very best track men in the country ;„ ^11 departments for the boards of future years. 

were represented. Leadbetter threw the hammer Edwin H. Blanchard is editor-in-chief and Clar- 

152 feet and four inches, taking second place, gnec H. Crosby business manager. 

The winner's distance was 155 feet and one inch, . 

which was practically what Leadbetter did in the THE DEAN'S REPORT 

5tate meet. Savage took fifth in the low hurdles. The annual report of Dean Sills contains sev- 

being in fast company. The winner's time was eral tables of statistics which are of interest in 

24 1-5 seconds. Maine was not represented at the college world. In December, the college had 

the meet. Cornell won with 45 points. Yale was a registration of just 400, the high water mark in 

second with 29, and the two Pacific universities, Bowdoin history. Since that time 24 men have 

California and Leland Stanford each took 22. been lost. Thirteen were dropped for poor 

Harvard took 11, Princeton 10, Bowdoin 5, Syra- scholarship, five withdrew for other reasons, 

■cuse 3, Penn State 2, and M.I.T. i. It was said to four men are going into business, Sproul '19 left 

have been the greatest collection of track men in for Annapolis, and Pike '17 is in the ambulance 

years. Several records were broken. service in France. Exactly one-third of the stu- 

dent body comes from outside the state. The 

THE 1917 BUGLE registration from Maine is 269, from Massachu- 

Volume 71 of the Bowdoin Bugle, published by setts 76, from New York 10, New Hampshire 68, 
the Junior class, will be ready for distribution Rhode Island 6, Indiana 5, and so on. There are 
next Friday morning. The entire book repre- students from Missouri, Colorado, Idaho, New 
sents the hard work and painstaking care of the Jersey, Canada and England, 
editorial board and business management and. is The B.S. course is gaining in popularity, and 
worthy of taking its place in the long line of sue- at present there are 96 students, or 24% candi- 
cessful Junior books. The art department, in dates for this degree. English has the largest 
particular, has been capably handled, the greater registration of any department with 310, but the 
part of the work having been done by the art whole freshman class is counted twice practical- 
editors, B. W. Bartlett and Forbes Ric'kard, Jr., ly. Next to this is German with 228, and history 
and by Willard A. Savage '18. The crude draw- has 186. The variation in the choice of majors is 
ings which have sometimes been included in the shown by the following table : 
past have happily been superseded by the skillful Senior Junior 
work of clever artists. The book is attractively Class Class 
bound in dark blue with gold lettering on the of 1916 of 1917 

cover. The work of the publishers, both in bind- Chemistry 18 8 

ing and in press work, is up to the usual high German 13 13 



History 12. 

Economics 11. 

English • 8. 

French 6. 

Biology 4. 

Latin 3. 

Mathematics 2. 

Physics 2. 

Philosophy and Psychology ... 








Dean Sills condemns the practice of having 
freshmen room in fraternity houses. There are 
at present 21 freshmen so housed, and he recom- 
mends that they have a year of the dormitory 
life. 49 men live in private homes, 18 at their 
own homes, and eleven out of town. There is a 
recommendation for a new dormitory. 

In regard to Phi Beta Kappa and Who's Who 
in America the Dean writes as follows: 

"If intellectual achievement counts for any- 
thing, one would naturally expect that men who 
stand in the upper fifth of their class at college 
would have more chance for distinction in after 
life than others. Statistics from various col- 
leges seem to give weight to this assumption. 
For example. Professor Nicolson of Wesleyan 
has shown that from that college from i860 to 
1888 one-half the high honor men made Who's 
Who in America; one-third of the Phi Beta 
Kappa men were listed there ; but only one-tenth 
of graduates who were not members of Phi 
Beta Kappa. When one asks for a criterion of 
success, Who's Who is not of course an entirely 
satisfactory guide for the choice of names is 
often capricious; but it is the best thing of the 
sort we have and it may serve. 


For all graduates of the college i in 21 

For graduates, not Phi Beta Kappa i in 32 

For graduates. Phi Beta Kappa i in 8 


For graduates living in New England ...35.6% 

For graduates not Phi Beta Kappa 29.1% 

For graduates Phi Beta Kappa 48.2% 

These figures are, I believe, approximately cor- 
rect and while no one would wish to lay too much 
stress on such collections as Who's Who, they 
should at least give food for thought to those 
gallant but misguided souls who believe it is 
right for all college men to have good red blood 
in their veins but who do not seem to care wheth- 
er it is in the legs or in the head." 

There are preparatory school statistics with re- 
gard to failures and honor grades showing that 
the Maine schools have fewer failures and more 
honors to their credit than those outside. There 
:s a list of the free margin credits given for 
courses in the high school outside the list of reg- 
ular requirements. In conclusion, the lack of 
interest in what is going on in the outside world 
is discussed. The Dean says that on April 19, 
the day when President Wilson's message to 
Congress and the consequent ultimatum to Ger- 
many appeared, a professor met a student on the 
campus. "It's been an exciting day, hasn't it?" 
"Yes," was the reply. "Bates beat us." 

Although unable to put on a new play at Com- 
mencement, the Masque and Gown has found it- 
self in position to revive "As You Like It." All of 
the former cast are here except three men who 
took the parts of Jaques, Celia, and Silvius. 
Trials for these parts resulted in their being as- 
signed, respectively, to Biggers '17, Angus '19, 
and Hargraves '19. A committee of the Faculty 
is in charge of the coaching. The first full 
rehearsal will be held on Monday, June 5 at 
seven p. m., and all members of the cast are ex- 
pected by then to know their lines. The lighting 
efi'ects on the Art Building steps at night, im- 
proved costuming, and an augmented chorus of 
singing foresters will add to the attractions of 
the performance. 


The members of the new Bowdoin Club met 
recently and elected officers as follows : P. H. 
Cobb '17, president; Gardner '19, vice president; 
R. W. Smith '19, secretary; Decker '19, treasur- 
er; Albert '19, steward; executive committee, the 
officers and Professors Nixon and Hormell and 
Mr. Wilder. The outlook seems to be favorable 
for a strong organization next fall, when the 
new Bowdoin Club will take possession of the 
house now occupied by the Phi Theta Upsilon 

The four seniors who will deliver Commence- 
ment parts have been picked from the twenty 
who received provisional Commencement ap- 
pointments. They are Guy Whitman Leadbet- 
ter, Alfred Charles Kinsey, Donald Sherman 
White and Sidney McGillavery Brown. The 
Goodwin Commencement Prize is awarded to the 
speaker with the best part. 




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Donald W. Philbrick, 1917, Editor-in-Chief 

Robert G. Albion, 1918, Managing Editor 

William S. Cormack, 1917, Alumni Editor 

Rolland C. Farnham, 1919, On The Campus 

Clyde E. Stevens, 1919, The Othei Colleges 

Frank E. Noyes, 1917 
Whitney Coombs, 1918 
Franklin D. MacCormick, igiS 
Bela W. Norton, 1918 
Gerald S. Joyce, 1918 
Raymond L. Atwood, 1919 

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Vol. XLVl. 

MAY 30, 1916 

No. 8 


It is a disagreeable task to be continually find- 
ing fault with the student body. We urge them 
one moment to a heartier support of the team ; 
the next we complain of the manner in which 
they show their support. But this time we feel 
we are justified in uttering a word of protest. 

There were inany things in the Colby game 
last Wednesday sufficient to arouse intense feel- 
ing. There were many close plays and feeling 
between the two teams ran high. Perhaps the 
umpire erred in a number of his decisions. Per- 
haps our team received the worst of them, though 
we believe both teams were afifected thereby. In 
any case it is our business at all times to be gen- 
tlemen. The captain is there to argue if argu- 

ment be necessary and the grandstand, with its 
ever critical eye, should abide by the decisions of 
those in charge. 

We have always taken pride, and with reason 
as a rule, that here at Bowdoin we have a reputa- 
tion for fair play and clean athletics. The in- 
stinctive outburst which follows upon an op- 
ponent's error has been quickly hushed. Our 
enthusiasm has been unlimited when our team 
earns applause and a star play by an opponent 
has been no less certain of winning recognition. 

This is as it must be if we are not to destroy 
the reputation and character of our sportsman- 
ship by a gradual degeneration into careless and 
unthinking enthusiasm. Wednesday's game 
showed a marked tendency in that direction 
which should be checked immediately, before it 
is too late, or we shall be subject to harsh criti- 
cism from those who are only too quick to take 
advantage of our smallest slip. To attempt to 
confuse an opponent's catch by shouts from the 
grandstand is to merit the contempt of all im- 
partial observers. Constant "yagging" and um- 
pire-baiting can produce only an impression 
which will require a long time to correct. We 
need not show less enthusiasm on proper occa- 
sions but such outbursts as those mentioned must 
be consistently avoided as incompatible with our 
ideals of fair play. 

The next issue of the Orient will be the an- 
nual Ivy number and will appear Friday after- 
noon, June 2. 


It is hoped that Bowdoin will be represented as 
usual at the Students' Conference at Northfield, 
Mass., this year. Five men from the college at- 
tended last year and all returned enthusiastic 
over the conference. It lasts for two weeks after 
college closes and the expense is not great. About 
four hundred college men from New England, 
New York, and Canada were in attendance last 
year, and the very opportunity to meet these men 
made the conference valuable. The mornings are 
devoted to special classes and the afternoons are 
given to sports of various kinds. There are 
baseball games between the colleges and a track 
meet, together with a tennis tournament, boating 
and swimming. Northfield is on the Connecticut 
River, near the New Hampshire-Vermont line. 
There is an opportunity to hear the biggest men 
in Christian work — John R. Mott, Robert E. 
Speer, Sherwood Eddy, Raymond Robbins and 
other eminent speakers. 

In spite of the detraction to Plattsburg, Wes- 



leyan and Amherst, colleges of our own size are 
each sending twenty men to Northfield this year, 
while the Dartmouth, Harvard and Yale delega- 
tions run up much higher. Further information 
concerning the conference may be had from 
those who attended last year : Professor Langley, 
INIcConaughy '17, Little '17, Albion '18, and 
Freese '18. Already some are planning to go and 
there should be as large a representation as there 
was last year. 


Received from A.S.B.C $185 00 


Stationery $ 5 00 

Programs for Freshman-Sophomore De- 
bate 4 50 

Bowdoin-Wesleyan Debate 10 82 

Hamilton Trip 109 42 

Stamps 83 

Bugle Cuts 10 00 

Pictures for Debating Room 4 00 

Medals 18 00 

Programs for Interscholastic Debates... 5 00 

Cups for Interscholastic Debates 12 40 

Total $179 97 

Cash in Bank 5 03 

$185 00 
Audited and found correct by W. B. Mitchell, 
May 23, 1916. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Hugh M. Hescock. 



Though holding a lead throughout the game 
until the fifth inning, the Psi U's lost to the Delta 
U's with a 5 to 4 score last Wednesday. It was 
one of the evenest and fastest games yet played 
in the interfraternity leagues this year, and the 
score was in question until the last man was out. 
Greeley '17 was effecti' '• on the mound for the 
Delta U's, while Keene '17 and Johnson '19 
twirled for the others. The base running and 
fielding was good. 

The score : 

Delta U's 00202 i — 5 

Psi U's 2 I I o o — 4 

Batteries: Greeley '17 and Babcock '17; Keene 
'17, Johnson '19 and Head '16, Keene '17. Um- 
pire, Robinson '19. 


The Betas scored their third victory of the sea- 

son Thursday morning when they defeated Beta 
Chi, 13 to 4. Although Tuttle struck out twelve 
men and allowed but two hits, the fielding of 
Beta Chi was extremely loose and accounted for 
the large score of the winners. Palmer 'i8 had 
a finger badly smashed while catching behind the 
bat. The score : 

Betas 0254 2 — 13 

Beta Chi 0040 — 4 

Batteries: Pendleton '18 and Carll, Medic. '18; 
R. C. Tuttle '19 and Palmer '18, Grant '18. Um- 
pire, Robinson '19. 


A loose, free-hitting game Thursday afternoon 
between the Phi Thetes and the Theta Delts, 
tied until the last inning, was won by the locals 
16 to II. Needelman '18 played a stellar game 
for the winners, while Yenetchi '16 and McCul- 
loch '19, who hit heavily, figured for the Theta 
Delts. The Phi Thetes piled up seven runs in the 
last inning. 

The score: 

Phi Thetes 5 3 I 7 x — 16 

Theta Delts 20142 2 — 1 1 

Batteries: H. Thomas '16 and Brewster '16; 
Barton '19, Beal '16 and McCulloch '19. Umpire,. 
Kelley '16. 

The absence of Hebron from the eighteenth 
annual interscholastic track meet was noticeable. 
The meet was won by the Maine Central In- 
stitute of Pittsfield scoring 35 points, with the 
Concord N. H. High School second. Emery of 
M.C.I, was the individual star, taking first places 
in the 100 yard dash, 220 yard low hurdles, the 
shot put, and the hammer throw. Concord 
brought nine men to the meet and piled up 28 1-3 
points. Ferrin, the Concord sprinter, arrived on 
the field just too late for the hundred. He easily 
won the 220, and had he won the hundred, the 
meet would have gone to Concord by a third of a 

The time in the events was not fast. No rec- 
ords were broken, and the only one equalled was 
in the hundred which Emery executed in 10 1-5 
seconds. Gray of Bangor was another individ- 
ual star, figuring in the high jump, broad jump 
and both hurdles. Bangor was third with 18 1-3 
points, Portland High fourth with 12, Coburn 
fifth with 9, and Deering High sixth with 7. The 
other competitors were Fryeburg, which scored 
4 1-3, Lincoln Academy 3, and Westbrook Sem- 
inary, Cony High, and Leavitt Institute failed to 
score. Hebron won the interscholastic meet at 
Dartmouth, scoring 59J/2 points. 












Government i. American National Govern- 
ment. First Semester: Tuesday, Thursday 1.30, 
and a conference hour to be assigned. 

Government 2. State and Local Government. 
Second Semester : at the same hours. 

Courses I and 2 form a consecutive course 
throughout the year. 

Elective for Freshmen and Sophomores. 

Government 3. Municipal Government. First 
Semester: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 11.30. 
The course is limited to ten students, preference 
being given to those who have taken one or more 
of the following courses: Government i, History 
8, 9, 10, II, 12. Applications for admission to the 
course should be handed to Professor Hormell 
not later than June 6. 

Government 4. American Constitutional Gov- 
ernment. Second Semester : Monday, Wednes- 
day, Friday, 11.30. 

Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 


The Y.M.C.A. cabinet next year will have the 
following personnel : 


McConaughy '17, Chairman. 
Membership Committee: Crosby '17, Sampson 


Publicity Committee: Albion '18, Burleigh '19. 

Handbook Committee: Albion '18, C. S. Smith 
'18, Hargraves '19. 


MacCormack '18, Chairman. 
Joyce '18, Coombs '18, Newell '19. 


Moran '17, Chairman. 

Freshman Reception Committee: Norton '18, 
Sprague '19. 

Annual Charities Committee: Jacob '18, Hig- 
gins '19. 

Social Service Committee: Stone '17, Mander- 
son '18, Edwards '18. 


Ramsdell '17, Chairman. 

Deputation Committee: Mclntire '17, Pirnie 

Boys' Clubs Committee: Norton '18, Coombs 
'18, J. M. Morrison '18, Davey '19, Sprague '19. 

Night School Committee: N. Little '17, 
Spaulding '17, Manderson '18, Atwood '19. 

H. Burton '09, of Boise, Idaho, Arthur L. Robin- 
son '08 of Portland, Donald F. Snow '01 of Ban- 
gor, and Ellis L. Spear, Jr., '98 of Boston. These 
men are candidates for reelection, and in addi- 
tion are the names of G. L. Ashey '12 of Worces- 
ter, Mass., Merton A. Bryant '04 of Philadelphia, 
Arthur A. Cole '11 of Cambridge, Mass., Robert 
Hale '10 of Boston, Mass., Philip G. Chapman 
'06 of Portland, Leonard A. Pierce '05 of Houl- 
ton, and James E. Rhodes '97 of Hartford, Conn. 
The alumni were also requested to vote on 
whether the Orient should be changed to news- 
paper form. 


The following men have either enrolled or are 
sure of going to Plattsburg this coming summer: 
From 1916, Hawes, Little, Head, Robie ; from 
1917, Achorn, Hazeltine, McNaughton, Philbrick, 
True; from 1918, Bigelow, Clark. Creighton, De- 
Mott, Edwards, Friedman, Pirnie, Roper; from 
1919, Fay, Johnson, McClave, Martin. 


Ballots were sent out to the alumni last week 

for the Alumni Council vacancies. Eleven men 

have been nominated to fill the four vacancies 

caused by the expiration of the terms of Harold 

Dn ti)e Campus 

Senior term bills issued June ist, are due by 
June 15 at the latest. 

Auditors have been working on the college 
books the past week. 

Hon. J. P. Baxter of the Board of Overseers 
was OH the campus lately. 

Many of the pictures in the Art Building are 
receiving their regular cleaning and touching 
up these days. 

Members of the two upper classes and their 
proxies have been practicing marching during 
the past week. 

Students are requested to have registration 
cards signed by the instructors before returning 
to the Dean's oflSce. 

Psychology 3 and 4 which are usually with- 
drawn every other year, will, by exception, be 
offered in 1916-1917. 

Moran '17 is candidate for nomination for the 
Democratic representative to the Legislature for 
his home town, Rockland. 

The freshman banquet took place last night in 
Portland. The Maine Central R.R. granted spe- 
cial rates on its trains for that occasion. 

The members of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity 
entertained their mothers at the chapter house 
last Tuesday and Wednesday. In the afternoon 
of the latter day many of the mothers attended 
the Colby game. 

The Christian Association sent out some at- 
tractive pamphlets descriptive of the Northfield 
Student Conference last week, together with a 



letter urging students to attend the conference if 

The Examining Committee was here last week. 
The committee consists of Hon. Lucilius A. 
Emery, Hon. Charles F. Johnson, Wilbert G. 
Mallett, Alfred E. Burton, Augustus F. Moulton. 
and Rev. Edward N. Packard. 

Applicants for admission to the course in 
Municipal Government (Government 3) should 
hand in their names to Professor Hormell not 
later than June 6. The list of men admitted to 
the course will be posted June 7. 

Candidates for admission to English 7 and 8 
are requested to hand in their names to Professor 
Davis by June 5, together with a specimen of 
their English Composition. Election to member- 
ship in the course will be as heretofore by the 
instructors in the course and will be determined 
not later than June 6. 

At a meeting of the Student Council last night 
nominations were made for members of next 
year's Student and Athletics Councils. 

Crosby '17 and Ohver '17 will peddle the 1917 
Bugle around the ends and fraternity houses 
early Friday morning, as usual. The Bugles will 
also be on sale at Memorial Hall in the afternoon. 






^Memorial Day — College Holiday. 
Bowdoin vs. Bates at Lewiston. 
Psi Upsilon House Party. 
Zeta Psi House Party. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon-Theta Delta Chi Joint 

Ivy Play — Cumberland Theater. 

6 .A. M. Bugle Appears. 

10 A. M. Bowdoin vs. Bates, Whittier Field. 

3 p. M. Ivy Exercises, JMemorial Hall. 

4.30 P. M. Seniors' Last Chapel. 

8 P. M. Ivy Dance. Gym. 

Alpha Delta Phi-Zeta Psi Joint Dance. 

Final Exams Begin. 

Final Exams End. 

Alexander Prize Speaking. 

Class Day. 

Alumni Dinner, President's Reception. 

Commencement Play. 

Commencement Exercises. 

aiumni Department 

'50. — Word has been received of the death of 
-Abner Morrill of Etna, N. Y., on May 23. Mr. 
Morrill received his A.M. from Bowdoin in 1853, 
and for several vears taught school in New York 

and Tennessee. From 1859 till 1865 he served 
as a pastor in several places throughout Maine. 
In 1865 he removed to Arcade, N. Y. ; and in 
that state he also held several pastorates. From 
1882-1885 he was School Commissioner of the 
State of New York. He retired from public life 
in 1911, after completing a half a century of 
work as a minister of the Gospel. 

'03. — The engagement of Capt. Niles L. Per- 
kins, of Augusta, to Miss -Marion G. Sterling, of 
the same city has been announced. Mr. Perkins 
is well known throughout the State by reason of 
his political activities. He has been a council- 
man, city treasurer, tax collector, and has served 
as a member of the Maine Legislature. The 
wedding will probably take place in June, and 
the couple will reside at the National Soldiers' 
Home in Togus, where Mr. Perkins is now Quar- 



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NO. 9 


Prayer Harvey D. Miller 

Oration Edward C. Moran, Jr. 

Poem Erik Achorn 


Our Old Lady — lorgnette . . . Lowry A. Biggers 
Mexican Athlete — lariat . . . Arthur B. Chapman 
Infant Prodigy — portrait . . . Forbes Rickard, Jr. 

Steeple Jack — bag of sand Frank E. Noyes 

Popular Man — wooden spoon 

Lawrence H. Marston 

Planting the Ivy 

Singing of Ode. 


Following the Ivy exercises, the seniors will at- 
tend their last chapel exercises as a body and 
after the service will march out singing "Auld 
Lang Syne." The class marshal is Richard S. 
Fuller 'i6. 


The Masque and Gown presented "Mrs. Dot," 
a comedy by W. S. Maugham as the Ivy Play at 
the Cumberland Theatre last evening. The play- 
ers were coached by Mrs. Arthur Flynt Brown 
of Brunswick. The cast of the play was : 

Charles, Halstane's servant Colter 'i8 

Mr. Wright Stride '17 

Mr. Rixon Achorn '17 

Gerald Halstane Jacob '18 

James Blenkensop VVilley '17 

Freddie Perkins Mooers '18 

Mrs. Worthley (Mrs. Dot) Corcoran '19 

Lady Sellenger Churchill '16 

Miss Eliza MacGregor Cobb 'ly 

George, Blenkensop's man Maguire '17 


May the sunlight shed blessings on this little 

May the breezes caress it with care 
For it symbols the true hearts that beat on this 

And the green-growing love that they bear. 

Though the sharp-blowing winds of some envi- 
ous year 

May chill it and bring it to dust 

Yet the thought of its greenness will ever bring 

To strengthen our love and our trust. 

And t'will strengthen the undying love which we 

For our mother — the mother of men 
O ! Long may she flourish to reap all she's sown 
And garner rich harvests she's sown. 

Hal S. White. 


The Theta of Delta Kappa Epsilon and the Eta 
of Theta Delta Chi held a joint dance at the 
Deke house Wednesday evening. Music was 
furnished by Lovell's orchestra of six pieces. The 
patronesses were Mrs. W. O. Fuller of Rockland, 
Mrs. Forrest Goodwin of Skowhegan, Mrs. Mary 
Stewart of Skowhegan, and Mrs. Charles Burr 
of Dorchester, Mass. The committee in charge 
of the dance was made up of Shumway '17, Spald- 
ing '17, and Ripley '18. Following the Ivy Play 
there was an informal hop at the Theta Delt 
house for which Kelley's orchestra played. 

The local chapters of Alpha Delta Phi and 
Zeta Psi held a joint dance at the Zeta Psi house 
Wednesday evening. Strange's orchestra of 
Portland played for an order of twenty dances. 
The patronesses were Mrs. Henry Johnson, Mrs. 
Charles C. Hutchins, and Mrs. Charles T. Bur- 
nett of Brunswick, Mrs. Julia Fay of Brookline, 
Mass., Mrs. F. B. Nichols of Bath, Mrs. G. F. 
Colter of Marinette, Wis., and Mrs. A. M. R. 
Leech of Philadelphia, Pa. The committee in 
charge were Edwards '16, Achorn '17, Colter '18, 
and Leech '19. There will be another joint dance 
in the Union Saturday evening. 


The Kappa of Psi Upsilon held its annual 
house party at the chapter house with a reception 
Wednesday afternoon and a dance in the evening. 
In the receiving line were Mrs. George B. 
Keene of Augusta, Mrs. Charles A. Creighton of 
Thomaston, Miss Caroline Potter of Brunswick. 
Mrs. Walter L, Head of Bangor and Mrs. Hart- 



ley C. Baxter of Brunswick poured, while Mrs. 
Charles T. Burnett and Miss Belle Smith pre- 
sided over the punch and the ice cream. Kelley's 
orchestra furnished music for the dancing in the 
evening. The patronesses were Mrs. Keene and 
Mrs. Creighton. The committee in charge were 
Head 'i6, Ross '17 and Sloggett '18. 


(Ivy Poem, 1917) 

Calm and the listless peace of summer heat: 

Hardly a breath to rouse the languid trees 

That cast upon the velvet at their feet 

Their purple pools; a sense of dreamless ease 

Pervades the whole of nature, like a spell. 

The soothing drowsy lium of restive bees. 

Chance twitterings of birds, the college bell 

That mocks the hours that slip so swiftly by — 

Heedless alike if we be ill or well, 

Careless alike if we should live or die — 

Are all that break a hush so deep, profound 

That one can almost feel its mantle lie 

Upon his spirit: not another sound 

To wake the slumb'rous peace whicli laps us round. 

■"Peace" did I say? for the word seems to taunt me. 

Grim is the jest and yet grimmer the fact. 
Peace when the greatest of conflicts is raging, 

Hate rules a half of the world, word and act? 

Every breeze from the eastward that fans us 
Wafts us the groans of an age that is done. 

Hark! for the clamor and uproar that reach us 
Herald the reign of another begun. 

We sit with calm, unmoved, complacent air. 

We've food and clothes enough. Forsooth why care? 

As long as yellow gold enchants the eye. 

What matter if the pile be only high? 

Because some million fools, or less or more. 

Are killed, why stir ourselves to lock the door? 

Let them rave on: the more the merrier, too. 

We gain their loss: so pay the devil's due. 

If only they exhaust themselves, you see, 

We need no longer fear their rivalry. 

Ah God! it seems the very sky 

Must fall from out its place 
To save us from the infamy, 

Blot out this black disgrace: 
To cleanse once more this virgin land 

For a better, worthier race. 

The portals of earth's fairest land 

Are standing open wide, 
From far Pacific's foam-kissed shore 

To Atlantic's wind-tossed tide. 
Who stands to take your father's place 

And guard their trust and pride? 

When, 'neatli her slielt'ring arm, they fled 

The tyrants cruel will. 
They heard the voice of God from high. 

And through them leapt a thrill. — 
An instant turn from din and gain! 

Can "you" not hear it still. 

They hewed a home for Freedom here, 

Unsullied, fair, secure. 
Her shrine was deep in mind and soul. 

And there they kept it pure. 
Their hearts were brave, their arms were strong, 

And-more-their aim was sure. 

Clean mirth that laughs at little things, 

A faith that does not fall, 
Wills that admit but victory. 

Courage that cannot Quail — 
With these they served a virgin state 

And mustered at her hail. 

And when the first great struggle came, 

Slie did not call in vain. 
At Concord Bridge and Lexington 

Among the honored slain 
Tour fathers lay — and some lived on 

To fight for her again. 

And when the bugles' clamor blew 

The second great alarm, 
Wlio was it swore by home and God 

She should not suffer harm; 
From race to race, from man to man 

Should stretch fair Freedom's palm? 

What is the need, O my friends, for the question? 

Look but around you witii eyes that can see. 
Tours they were once In the glorious days past. 

Shall they be yours in the time tliat shall be? 
Are you to prove as in past they have proven 
Worthy the stars and tlie bars of the free? 

Stars the ideals that beacon us upward. 

Up from the coldness, the meanness, the sloth: 

Bars for the laws, the eternal, the changeless. 

Binding us earthward for work and for growth. 

Thus shall we pass to the great gone before us, 
Only attaining perfection through both. 

Look at the face of magnanimous Howard, 

First in the van on great Gettysburg's day. 

Soldier and Christian, O matchless of spirit. 
Rally our ranks lest we sink by the way! 

Give us but half of thy patience and courage. 
We too may leaven humanity's clay. 

There stands the bust of the hero of Round Top: 
Under your pines he is lying at rest. 

Not so his soul: with the peers of all ages 

Upward and onward lie's marching abreast; 

Face looking forward and eyes gazing upward. 
Chivalrous hearted to meet every test. 

Andrew, Bridge. Hubbard, Hyde, Fessenden, Mat- 

Eminent, notable, glorious roll! 
Lasting is bronze, but their glory is deathless. 

Safe from the ravage of motli and of mole. 
Not for the lust after riches or conquest. 

Theirs is the viot'ry of right and of soul. 

This was the country they lionored and died for. 

This was their college — how queenly she lies! 
Look at her sons who replied to the challenge. 

Think of the mem'ries those tablets comprise. 
Will you declare that their valor was futile, 

Worthless the vision which kindled their eyes? 

This was their country, and see how they loved her! 

Will you he there when her banners are flown? 
True they are gone, but their spirit's eternal. 

Not only theirs but a part of your own. 
Will you be with them in fighting for freedom? 

Will you be there when the bugles are blown? 


The Deutscher Verein opened New Meadows 
Inn last Friday evening with its annual Bum- 
mel. There was a good attendance and four new 
men were taken in. It is planned to have a more 
extended course of speakers next year, and the 
German comedy "Der Prozess" will be presented 
by the Verein during the winter. 

The Christian Association joint cabinet meet- 
ing will have a banquet at New Meadows next 
Monday evening. This includes the members of 
both cabinets. Those who are to make the trip 
will please notify Professor Langley. The De- 
bating Council and Biology Club will also be at 
the Inn that evening:. 




The Student Council has made the following 
nominations for the annual college elections next 
Monday : 

Senior members: (Ten to be elected) Bartlett, 
Blanchard, Bradford, Burleigh, Crane, Crosby, 
Humphrey, McConaughy, Marston, Miller, Mo- 
ran, Oliver, Philbrick, Phillips, Rickard, Ross, 
Sampson, Shumway, Stone, White. 

Junior members: (Two to be elected) A. S. 
Gray, MacCormick, Norton, Savage. 

Athletic Council. — Senior members: (Two to 
be elected) Crosby, McConaughy, Phillips, 

Junior members: (Two to be elected) A. S. 
Gray, MacCormick, Savage, Walker. 

Sophomore members: (One to be elected) 
Finn, Turner. 

Union Governors. — Senior members: (Two to 
be elected) Crosby, Lovejoy, McConaughy, 

Junior members: (Two to be elected) Jacob, 
MacCormick, Norton, Savage. 

Sophomore members : Cole, Farnham. 


The second game with Bates resulted in a 3 to 
I victory for Bowdoin, Savage pitching his sec- 
ond 'varsity game. He allowed but two Bates 
hits, only one of which contributed to a score. 
The only Bates score came in the eighth when a 
single, a pass and a wild pitch brought in Talbot. 
The game was quite free from errors. 

ab r bh po a e 

Donnell, 3b 3 2 2 1 

Chapman, rf 3 1 2 

McElwee, lb 2 1 9 1 

Finn, ss 4 8 3 4 

Woodman, cf 4 3 

Goodskey, 2b 3 1 1 3 1 

Phillips, If 3 2 1 

Bradford, ss 3 1 3 1 

Savagre, p 3 1 5 1 

Totals 28 3 6 27 12 2 


ab r bh po a e 

Davis, cf 4 

Marston, If 4 

MacDonald, 2b 4 1 2 2 

Duncan, rf 2 1 

Lord, c 4 5 2 

Logan, 3b 3 3 4 

Talbot, ss 3 1 1 2 1 

Harvey, lb 3 13 

Davidson, p 2 

Purvere, p 2 2 

*Stone , 

Fowler, p 1 1 

Totals 29 1 2 27 13 1 

* — Batted for Purvere in Sth. 

Bowdoin 1 1 1 — 3 

Bates 00 00001 — 1 

Two base hit. Goodskey. Stolen bases. McElwee, 
Goodskey 2, Bradford. Sacrifice hits. Chapman, Mc- 
Elwee. Phillips. Double plays, Logan to MacDonald. 
Goodskey to Finn to McElwee. Left on bases, Bow- 
doin 4. Bates 4. First base on errors, Bowdoin 1, 

Bates 2. Bases on balls, off Savage 3, off Davidson 
2, off Purvere 1. Hits and earned runs, off Davidson, 
3 hits, 2 runs in 2 1-3 innings; off Purvere, 3 and 1 
in 5 2-3 innings; off Fowler, and in 1 Inning; off 
Savage, 2 and in 9 innings. Struck out. by Savage 
2, by Purvere 4. Wild pitch, Savage. Umpire, Thayer. 
Time, 1.57. 


The clinia.x of Ivy week festivities at Bowdoin 
will be the Ivy hop in the Gymnasium tonight. 

The patronesses at the hop will be Mrs. Henry 
Johnson, Mrs. Frank E. Woodruff, Mrs. William 

A. Moody, Mrs. Charles C. Hutchins, Mrs. Frank 
N. Whittier, Mrs. Wilmot B. Mitchell, Mrs. 
Charles T. Burnett, Mrs. Roscoe J. Ham, Mrs. 
Manton Copeland, Mrs. Orren C. Hormell, Mrs. 
Paul Nixon, Mrs. William Hawley Davis, Mrs. 
Gerald G. Wilder, Mrs. Alfred O. Gross, Mrs. 
Edward H. Wass, Mrs. Samuel B. Furbish, Mrs. 
Alice C. Little and Miss Anna E. Smith, all of 

The committee is Carl K. Ross of Portland, 
chairman, Edwin H. Blanchard of Augusta, 
Frank E. Phillips of New Haven, Conn., Joseph 

B. Stride of Biddeford and Frederick W. Willey 
of Carmel. 

The Biology Club will hold its annual field day 
next Monday. There will be a tramp to Gurnet 
in the morning, with biological observations and 
the like under Dr. Copeland and Dr. Gross. Men 
are requested to bring a good lunch with them. 
In the course of the day there may be swimming 
and baseball and later in the afternoon the club 
will return to New Meadows in a launch and 
will dine there. Kinsey 'i6 will be glad to hear 
of any who are planning to make the trip. 

Leadbetter, Track Captain 




The BOWDOIN Pdblishing Company 

IN THE Interests of the Students of 


Donald W. Philbrick, 1917, Editor-in-Chief 

Robert G. Albion, 1918, Managing Editor 

William S. Cormack, 1917, Alumni Editor 

Rolland C. Farnham, 1919, On The Campus 

Clyde E. Stevens, 1919, The Other Colleges 

Frank E. Noyes, 1917 
Whitney Coombs, 1918 
Franklin D. MacCormick, 1918 
Bela W. Norton, 1918 
Gerald S. Joyce, 1918 
Raymond L. Atwood, 1919 

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. 


Percy F. Crane, 1917, 
Gerald S. Joyce, 1918, 
A. Otis Moulton, 1918, 

Business Manager 
Assistant Manager 
Assistant Manager 

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

Vol. XLYl. 

JUNE 2, 1916 

No. 9 



E. Carleton Moran, Jr. 
From that memorable day when the Declara- 
tion of Independence was signed, people have 
been able to call themselves citizens of the Unit- 
ed States of America. In those early days, it 
was a peculiar privilege to be a citizen of the 
great Republic of the West. America was the 
haven of the oppressed of other lands, and as 
such was looked upon with disfavor by the great 
European rulers. This was the era of the French 
Revolution and the outbreak of Liberalism ; this 
was the period when that great engine of repres- 
sion — the Holy .Alliance — was at its zenith of 

power. To the European monarchs, America 
with its Liberalism, its political and social lib- 
erties and religious freedom, seemed a bad ex- 
ample to their subjects abroad, for in America 
people were at liberty to think and to reason why. 

All these blessings of American citizenship 
were the result of hard fought struggles, and 
many a time the obstacles seemed insurmount- 
able. It was only the indomitable courage and 
determination of these early Americans, who 
realized so strongly their duties and responsibil- 
ities to the new-born nation, that finally brought 
success. Hardly had the nation achieved its in- 
dependence, when again in 1812 it was called 
upon to defend its newly won rights. As in the 
War for Independence, the outcome was a success, 
and American citizens could then begin to enjoy 
their privileges. Just at this time, the same 
spirit of Liberalism was kindled in numerous 
European countries, but it was sternly repressed. 
To the onlooking Americans, their privileges as 
citizens of the United States took an added sig- 
nificance, and they were prepared to go at any 
length to preserve their rights. 

For the next half century, with the exception 
of the Mexican war, no great crises appeared. 
Internal consolidation and industrial develop- 
ment represented the efforts of American citi- 
zens. Meanwhile the population increased im- 
mensely, and more and more people shared the 
blessings of American citizenship. During this 
period, however, a new problem was arising, 
which was to culininate in the severest crisis the 
nation has ever had to face. The question of 
slavery alienated one section of the country from 
the other, and Civil War was the result. Dis- 
union seemed imminent, but after a terrific strug- 
gle, was averted, and America entered upon a 
new period of growth and expansion. 

The war with Spain only 18 years ago, again 
stirred up the patriotism of the country. This 
war bound more closely together the different 
sections of the country, and healed the wound 
caused by the Civil War. From that time to the 
present, no great crisis has occurred, and Amer- 
ican citizens have been exerting their energies 
along materialistic lines, with the result that our 
nation is today one of the foremost industrial na- 
tions of the world. 

Every true American is proud of the history of 
his country. It has been a record of remarkable 
successes and of great achievements. Step by step, 
period by period, America has undergone a grad- 
ual evolution from a weak, disunited nation into 
one of the greatest nations of the world. What 
has been the cause of this remarkable develop- 

Class of 1917 

The Bowdoin Orient 
Ivy Number 1917 

Edward Humphrey 

Carl K. Ross 

, Chairman Ivy Committee 

Lawrence H. Marston 
Popular Man 

Erik Achorn 

Hal S. White 

Edward C. Moran, Jr 

Nathaniel U. McConaughy 
Baseball Manager 

James C. Oliver 
Class President 

Donald W. Philbrick 
Editor of Orient 

Carleton M. Pike 

Somewhere in France with Ambulance 


1917 Bugle Board 



If it is possible to assign one cause to such a 
remarkable development, to me it seems that one 
of the greatest causes is that Americans in the 
past have realized and have fulfilled to a remark- 
able degree all of the duties and responsibilities 
of citizenship. In the past Americans have not 
hesitated to contribute their all for the preserva- 
tion of their rights as a nation. At no period in 
our history have American citizens been found 
wanting in the fulfillment of their obligations. 
This is of peculiar significance, for the duties 
and responsibilities of an American citizen were 
vastly more complex and numerous than those 
of citizens of nearly all other nations. In most 
nations, the government controls the citizens; in 
.\merica the citizens control the government. As 
a result, the continued progress of the nation at 
all times in its history depended upon an edu- 
cated citizenry; the very existence of the na- 
tion depended upon the voluntary service of its 

To us as citizens of the United States, a price- 
less heritage — America — has been bequeathed. 
Our forefathers who created this nation have 
long since died; the number of those patriots 
who preserved the unity of the nation is fast 
diminishing. To us present day Americans, the 
welfare and maintenance of this great republic 
are entrusted. The future of the nation depends 
upon its citizens of today and tomorrow. The 
maintenance of our democratic ideals, the con- 
tinuance of our personal liberties, our very ex- 
istence as an independent nation, are all depend- 
ent upon how we as citizens of this great nation 
live up to all our responsibilities and obligations. 
We should all undergo a careful self-examina- 
tion, and see if we are prepared to assume these 
responsibilities ; in other words, ascertain wheth- 
er we are fitted to assume American citizenship. 

What are some of the qualifications of citizen- 
ship ? Since our future progress depends upon 
the adoption of wise policies, and since the citi- 
zens of the country indirectly control, through 
the, right of suffrage, these policies, it follows 
that a good knowledge of present day public 
problems is a necessary requisite. If in addition 
one has a historical background, showing the 
causes and effects of past successes and failures, 
by the exercise of good judgment he is capable 
to take a hand intelligently in the direction of 
public affairs. When we realize that all Amer- 
icans, whether they are thus capable or not, have 
an equal share in the direction of public affairs, 
we can see very easily how important it is for 
as many as possible to exercise their franchise in- 
telligently. This, then, is one of the prime duties 
of citizenship — to- so equip oneself as to be able 

to do ones share in the direction of the activities 
and policies of the nation. 

A second duty of true citizenship is to exer- 
cise the franchise. It seems increditable that a 
considerable number of citizens neglect to use 
their franchise at all. Out of about 25,000,000 
citizens of voting age, only 15,000,000 voted at 
the last presidential election. If those who did 
not vote could be united in a single party they 
would elect a president with ease. The franchise 
is such a precious right that not to appreciate and 
use it is a criminal neglect of ones duties and 
responsibilities. Josiah Strong once said "Amer- 
ica suffers from the bad citizenship of good 
men." Many men, with pessimistic indifference, 
prefer to let some one else run the government, 
and they themselves shirk from active participa- 

A third duty is the subservience of personal and 
selfish ambitions to the greater good of the na- 
tion. It is not true citizenship to try to embroil 
this country in war so that a few may reap great 
profits in the sale of munitions of war. Neither 
is it true citizenship to allow oneself to be cor- 
rupted or bribed in order to accomplish the am- 
tions and ends of a particular class at the ex- 
pense of another. The welfare of the nation as a 
whole, not that of a certain section or individu- 
als, should be the end sought, and anyone who 
for the sake of personal gain allows himself to 
be swerved from this purpose thereby abuses one 
of his most fundamental duties to citizenship. 

A fourth duty is preparation by the individual 
to assume his share in the defense of the country. 
This is especially important at the present mo- 
ment. In a democracy such as ours, the very ex- 
istence of the nation depends upon the volunteer 
service of its citizens. Every citizen should be 
willing to assume this existing obligation — it is 
one of the basic duties of citizenship. 

Now, Americans, if we are to walk in the foot- 
steps of our fathers, if we are to stand for the 
same ideals as they did, if we are to continue to 
make America "a land of the free" we must take 
into consideration the evolution of the centuries. 
In 1775 victory was secured by farmers stopping 
their ploughing and arming themselves with old 
muskets and hunting knives. With even these 
miserable arms they conquered, because in those 
days it was not equipment or training that were 
the primary requisites ; it was the number and 
the morale of the men. 

Today however conditions have changed, and 
it is these conditions that we must consider. The 
rapid growth of militarism and navalism has 
shown conclusively that the war of the future is 
to be won, not by the men alone, but by the rel- 



ative preponderance of armament and training of 
the soldiers. The army which wins in the future 
is the one which is the best trained and best sup- 
pHed with all the modern implements of war. 
The navy of the future which is to be dominant 
is the one which has the superior equipment, not 
only of men, but also of ships and hard metal 
and guns. These changed conditions are of great 
importance to us Americans. It means that no 
longer is it possible for men to spring to arms 
over night for national defense. Training is 
even more a requisite than numbers, and modern 
equipment is an imperative necessity. 

The significance of this evolution is apparent. 
The future defense of a democracy like ours de- 
pends upon its citizenry. In this modern era, in 
order to assume adequately and efficientl)' this duty 
of defense, at least enough citizens to defend the 
country must be trained in the modern science of 
warfare. Perhaps, in view of our numbers, it is 
unnecessary for every man to be trained, but no 
man who is incapable of assuming his military 
obligation of his country is fitted to assume all 
of his burdens and duties of citizenship. 

We are now living in an age of great happen- 
ings. The most stupendous war of all history is 
in progress. The policies of America are ren- 
dered therefore all the more difiicult and com- 
plex. America needs leaders in all lines of en- 
deavor to guide her during this critical period. 
No one knows when we too may be embroiled in 
the struggle. The crying need of the country to- 
day is for great statesmen, for far-sighted dip- 
lomats — in other words, good citizens and good 
citizen leaders. Our future destiny is to an im- 
mense degree dependent upon what we do at this 
present time. We need good citizens ; especially 
do we need good citizen leaders. 

Here is the function of the college. The su- 
preme duty of the college should be to fit its 
students for one great end — good, intelligent cit- 
izenship. Society is under a great expense for 
the educational training of the college man. It 
was found that for the education of 325 Seniors 
at Yale the cost for the complete college course 
was over a million dollars. Bowdoin pays out 
$5 for every dollar the student pays in toward 
instruction and the expense of running the col- 
lege. Has all this been a paying investment to 
society? Yes, if it has provided good citizen 
leaders. Owing to the advantages of the college 
man, he is often called into positions of leader- 
ship which are so important at the present time. 
President Wilson, in a speech three months ago, 
said, "The present situation is more fraught with 
peril than at any time since the Civil War." Let 
us then, classmates, give ourselves a self ex- 

amination, to see if we are fit to assume these 
positions of leadership in such a critical time as 
the present and the near future 

First, are we sufiiciently equipped by the edu- 
cation we have received to be able to take an in- 
telligent hand in the direction of the public pol- 
icies of the nation ? Are we sufficiently acquaint- 
ed with modern political and social problems : 
Are we well enough acquainted with the happen- 
ings of the day, so that we can assume an in- 
telligent leadership? 

Secondly, shall we realize sufficiently the duties 
of citizenship so that we will cherish the fran- 
chise as an inalienable right and always exercise 

Thirdly, shall we at all times be of strong- 
enough character to subserve our personal and 
selfish ambitions to the greater good of the na- 

And Fourthly, are we willing and are we pre- 
pared to assume the existing obligation of de- 
fense of the country. 

Let us combine with our qualities of national- 
ism in citizenship the essence of world citizen- 
ship — consideration for the interests of humanity. 
To do this we must, if possible, keep out of the 
world war. I do not mean by this "peace at any 
price" or any such doctrine. This is an age when 
cool, far sighted statesmen are needed. Hot heads 
and jingoes are not only as usual undesirable, but 
are an absolute menace. Let us bear in mind that 
the strain of war is heavy upon the shoulders of 
European Monarchs; that we should make all 
possible allowances for them. Let us remember 
that neither the German nor the American people 
want war — no people ever did or ever will. 

We alone of the great nations are at peace. 
Let us remain so — as long as we can honorably — 
and thus further the interests of humanity. That 
is world citizenship — a broad outlook, ever for 
this enlightened age. 

Remember that it is not patriotism to embroil 
the country in war; it is not even good citizen- 
ship. Let us so conduct ourselves as citizens of 
America and of the world, that we may direct 
intelligently the policy of our country, so that 
future historians may be able to record that 
America in this great crisis, remained at peace, 
and carried on through the dark period of world 
war, the light of civilization, and stood out be- 
fore all the world as a splendid example of citi- 
zenship, and the true hope of humanity. 



For the loss of our brother Harold Arthur 
Tucker, whom death at so untimely a stage has 



taken from us, we, the members of the Bowdoin 
Chapter of Delta Upsilon, express our own sense 
of personal sorrow and extend our deepest sym- 
pathy to those other persons to whom he was 

Fo?- the Chapter: 

John D. Churchill, 
Eugene M. Gillespie, 
William M. Simonton. 

3Iumni Department 

'60. — 111 his recently published "History and 
Procedure of the House of Representatives," D. 
S. Alexander of '70 pays this tribute to the real 
greatness and supremacy of Thomas B. Reed as 
a parliamentary leader: "It was at this crisis 
(1881-83) that Thomas B. Reed, declaring that 
the protection of the minority did not mean the 
destruction of the majority, began to inflict the 
blows that destroyed dilatory motions, limited the 
passage of special orders to a majority vote, ex- 
terminated the disappearing quorum, and then 
crystalized the results into rules which have be- 
come the accepted law of the House. As, in his 
time, Henry Clay freed the House from the con- 
trol of the President, so Reed, for all time, freed 
it from the restraint of a minority. Clay gov- 
erned by enforcing the old rules ; Reed dominat- 
ed by creating new rules. Clay made the House 
a power by managing men; Reed made it a 
power by establishing the majority's right to 

'61. — The History of the Maine State College 
and the University of Maine, of which Dr. Mer- 
ritt C. Fernald was the author, is now in press 
and will be ready for distribution in June. 

'yy. — At the State Conference of Congrega- 
tional Churches, which was recently held in 
Portland, Me., Rev. Edgar M. Cousins, of Brew- 
er, acted as the Registrar of the conference, thus 
completing his twenty-fifth year of service in 
that capacity. 

'77. — Dr. Phineas H. Ingalls, of Hartford, 
Conn., has been re-elected treasurer of the Con- 
necticut State Medical Society. 

'77 — '94- — The organization of the Maine 
Aeronautical Coast Patrol has recently been per- 
fected, in Portland. Among the list of directors 
are Rear Admiral Robert E. Peary '79, and Elias 
are Rear Admiral Robert E. Peary '77, and Elias 
er are Rear Admiral Robert E. Peary and Pro- 
fessor George T. Files '89, respectively. 

'90. — Hon. Fred J. Allen has offered to give a 
large lot on the east side of Main St., between 
Sanford and Springvale villages, to be used as a 

site for a new high school building if the town 
votes to build one this year. It has been estimat- 
ed that a high school building suitable for pres- 
ent needs and planned to provide for future 
growth of the school will cost from $60,000 to 
$75,000, while a grade school building large 
enough to relieve the crowded conditions now ex- 
isting can be built for about $30,000. 

'95. — William M. Ingraham, assistant secretary 
of war, is to be the principal speaker at the Bun- 
ker Hill Day celebration in Hartford, Conn. His 
subject is to be "Preparedness." 

'06. — Richard Shaw, who has been in Hong 
Kong, China, for the past six months, with the 
International Banking Company, has been pro- 
moted and is now in Pekin, where he will prob- 
ably be stationed for some time. 

'10. — Frank C. Evans, who has recently been 
representative in the Chemical department in 
nitric acid work in the Du Pont Works at the 
Repauno Plant, has been promoted to the posi- 
tion of Acid Superintendent of their Hopewell 
Works at City Point, Va. The promotion repre- 
sents more than a thousand dollars increase in 
salary and a position of great responsibility as 
Mr. Evans is in control of all the acid operations 
of the plant. 

'10. — Alfred Wandtke of Lewiston, who is con- 
nected with the geology department of Harvard 
University, both as instructor and as a student of 
mining geology, has taken a position for the 
summer in Alaska. There he will be located in 
the Mt. Blackbourne region, mapping the terri- 
tory for evidences of copper deposits. The country 
in this particular district is almost entirely unde- 
veloped and many sections have as yet never been 
visited other than by the men of the United 
States Geologic Survey. Evidences of copper in 
the Copper River territory indicate this section 
of Alaska as exceptionally rich in copper. De- 
velopment by a New York mining company will 
be opened as soon as practicable if the geologic 
maps which Mr. Wandtke will make from his 
summer's investigation, prove as promising , of 
rich ore as the few shafts now sunk would indi- 
cate. Mr. Wandtke has left Lewiston, but will 
go first to Calumet, Mich., where the richest cop- 
per mine in the United States is located. There 
he will study copper mining conditions. From 
there he will go direct to Alaska. 

'11. — The engagement is announced of Charles 
B. Hawes, of the editorial staff of The Youth's 
Companion, and Miss Dorothea Cable of North- 
ampton, Mass. Miss Cable is the daughter of^- 
George W. Cable, the novelist, and one of his sis- 
ters married Professor Dennis of the University 
of Wisconsin, formerly on the Bowdoin faculty. 



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later than June. Next session opens 
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Cornell University Medical College, 
Box 420, First Ave. & 28th St.. New York City. 

'13. — Clifton O. Page of Bath has taken up his 
duties as instructor in English in the Technical 
High School of Springfield, Massachusetts. 
Previous to accepting this appointment, Mr. Page 
was principal of the Scarboro High School, and 
had brought the school up to a high standard of 
efficiency. The new position, however, is more 
lucrative, and enables Mr. Page to specialize in 
his chosen department. In addition to his in- 
structorship in English, he has charge of all the 
student activities, and in this way will be closely 
allied with both the teachers and the students. 
This summer he will pursue a six weeks' course 
of study in the Columbia University Summer 

'15. — A. G. Hildreth is now working in the 
Research Laboratory of the Du Ponts as a chem- 
ical ensfineer. 



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The announcement was made in chapel last 
Wednesday morning that Bowdoin is to have a 
new infirmary to be known as the Dudley Coe 
Memorial Infirmary. The College has been given 
$27,000 for this purpose by Dr. Thomas U. Coe 
'57 of Bangor, in memory of his son Dudley Coe 
who died at the age of fourteen. Dr. Coe also 
expressed the purpose of giving an endowment 
for the maintenance of the infirmary. 

"The need for an infirmary has been felt in re- 
cent years, especially during the mild epidemics 
which have swept over the campus such as the 
mumps epidemic of two years ago or the more re- 
cent prevalence of the grippe. Plans for the new 
building have already been drawn up, and work 
will start directly after Commencement. The 
building will probably be located behind the ob- 
servatory, in line with the Hyde Athletic Build- 
ing. Allen and Collens of Boston who designed 
the Gymnasium are the architects. The infirmary 
will be of brick in keeping with the newer build- 
ings on the campus. 

MacCormick, Bela Winslow Norton, and Wil- 
lard Arnold Savaafe. 


Benjamin P. Bradford '17 will captain the 
baseball team ne.xt year. He has caught for two 
years behind the bat, though last year he was out 
during most of the Maine series with scarlet 
fever. It was feared that the split finger which 
he received in the first Maine game this year 
would again keep him out of the series. Brad- 
ford has also made his football B, playing at end 
last fall. 

Harold H. Sampson '17 was elected track cap- 
tain for next year. He has made his letter for 
two years in the pole vault, and was the best 
pole vaulter in college this year. 

The tennis team has picked Leigh Flynt '17 
for captain next year. Flynt has been in 'varsity 
tennis since his freshman year. 

The Friars held their annual initiation banquet 
at the Congress Squ^ire in Portland last Saturday 
evening, followed by a theatre party. The initi- 
ates are Alfred Shirley Gray, Franklin Dugald 

The six seniors to serve as proctors next year 
have been picked by the Dean during the past 
week. Hereafter, the Student Council is to nom- 
inate ten men, six of whom will be chosen. The 
proctors in the various ends will be : 

North Winthrop McConaughy 

South Winthrop White 

North Maine Marston 

South Maine Oliver 

North Appleton Phillips 

South App'eion Bradford 

Dr. Alfred King, professor of surgery on the 
faculty of the Bowdoin Medical School, died at 
his hospital in Portland on Sunday, June 4. He 
was considered one of the foremost surgeons in 
Maine, and his reputation had spread outside the 
state. He was at one time city physician of 
Portland and established a large private hospital 
there which bears his name. Dr. King was born 
in Portland and fitted at Portland High School. 
He was graduated from Colby in 1833, and from 
the Medical School of Maine' in 1886. At Colby, 
he was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon. 
Fraternity. He has been connected with the fac- 
ulty of the Medical School since his graduation, 
and since 1912 he has been professor of surgery. 

Summer football practice in passing the ball, 
learning the rules, and the like was urged hy 
Weatherhead of Harvard who will coach the 
eleven next fall. There was a meeting of men 
interested in football at the Zete house Saturday 
evening and a number of prospective men in ad- 
dition to the regulars were present. The new 
coach expressed his hope for a large squad next 
fall, and said that the inexperienced player has a. 
chance to make good, citing several notable in- 
stances. Football practice will start on Monday, 
September 11, and the men who intend to go out 
next fall are requested to give their summer a'i- 
c'r.sses to Manager Blanchard. 




The fact that it will be played in the evening 
on the Art Building terrace will make the Masque 
and Gown's presentation of As You Like It at 
Commencement one of the most picturesque 
dramatic performances ever given at the Col- 
lege. The special lighting effects and the changes 
in the cast will make the pla}' considerably dif- 
ferent from that which was played in the after- 
noon last year. The cast will be as follows : 

The Duke Noble 'i6 

Duke Frederick Mooers' i8 

Amiens Stetson 'i8 

Jacques White 'l6 

LeBeau Achorn '17 

Oliver Eerryman '18 

Orlando J. F. Gray '18 

Adam Willey '17 

Charles Ireland '16 

William Maguire '17 

Touchstone Biggers '17 

Sylvius Hargraves '19 

Corin Pettingill '16 

Jacques de Bois Rickard '17 

Foresters Burnham '16, McQuillan '18 

Rosalind Churchill '16 

Celia Angus '19 

Phoebe King '17 

The players are being coached by a number of 
faculty members and since the majority of the 
men have had experience from last year the pro- 
duction should be finished, as well as picturesque. 

Tickets will be on sale at the manager's room 
in the Gymnasium Thursday afternoon, June 15, 
from I to 2.30 p. M. 

At a recent meeting of the Masque and Gown, 
the annual election of officers was held, resulting 
in the election of Biggers '17 as President, Colter 
'18, Manager, and Angus '19 and Rollins '19 as 
Assistant Managers. Cobb '17, Jacob '18 and 
Corcoran '19 were elected into membership. 


SPRING ATHLETICS FINISHED The game was clinched in the first inning when. 

Before the baseball season began, the college with two men on bases, Woodman drove a home 

was optimistic, after it began, the attitude was run over tlie rjght fence. From then on the 

pessimistic, but now that it is over, we can feel team scored consistently, knocking Purvere, 

considerable just pride in our team. After a bad Bates' freshman pitcher, out of the box for the 

start which put us at the foot of the state seconod time this year, and hitting Fowler, his 

league, the team pulled up to second place. The successor on the mound, pretty much at will, 

annual "southern" trip was something of a The team had its batting eye in particularly 

disappointment, in that rainy weather necessi- good order, every man getting at least one hit. 

tated cancelling three games. Of the other two Bates got seven hits, but speedy double plays and 

games played on the trip, Bowdoin won from close fielding prevented their getting more than 

Amherst and lost to Wesleyan. Without doubt one run in the last inning. 

the biggest feat of the season was the defeat of This game gave Bowdoin second place in the 

the undefeatable Tufts team. This is the only Maine State championship series, 

game that Tufts has lost this season. The summary : 

Bowdoin's three freshman pitchers have been BOWDOIN a,b r bh po a e 

without doubt the best in the state. Increasing Donneii, Sb 5 1 2 3 1 

experience should make White, Savage and But- McEiwee,' ib '. '. '. '. '.'..'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. s 2 1 

terfield hard men to beat in the next three years. ^j^J^^f^ -^ • ; ; ; ; ■;;■;; ; ; ;;;;;:;: | I ? | I ^ 

The only letter men that we shall lose are Cap- Goodskey,' 2b 4 1 2 2 2 1 

tain McElwee at first base, and Goodskey at sec- |?"af^?a '*o ' .' .' .' .' .' .' .' .' .' .' .' .' .' .' .' .'.■.■.'.'.' 4 1 6 3 

OU(J_ White, p 2 1 1 2 

The men who made their letters this year are: 35 9 12 27 13 2 

Captain McElwee '16, Goodskey '16, Bradford bates ^^ ^ bh po a e 

'17, Chapman '17, Phillips '17, Donnell '18, Bavia. cf 4 1 1 1 

.,;' , , o T-- . c- y isn.-/. ' Marston, If 2 

Woodman 18, Fmn 19, Savage 19, White 19, Thurston, if 3 

and Manager McConaughy '17. m^cTn' rf "^ I 1 1 I 

THE TRACK SEASON Lord. ^ C ^^. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | 10 4 

Bowdoin has had a successful season in track. Logan, 3b 4 3 

We won easily the dual meet with Bates by a '^^rverl f ..'..::'.:'.'.:.:::::.:::: 1 2 

score of 84 to 42. The next week the team went bowler, 'p 2 1 

^ , . , , , , *Stone :... 1 1 

to Boston and m the closest meet of the season, 

with M.I.T. was defeated by a score of 68 to 58. *Batted for Fowler in the 9th. ^* ^ 7 24 13 4 

In the Maine intercollegiate meet held here at Bowdoin 30140001 x— 9 

T, • 1 -n J ■ -. -11 J Bates 1 — 1 

Brunswick, Bowdoin came out with a second two base hit, McElwee. Three base hit, Goodskey. 

■nl^f-p Fnllnwino- this ramp thp "Npw FncrlanH Home run, Woodman. Stolen bases. Donnell, Phil- 

piace. ±<0110Wing tnis came tne INew Ungiana ^.^^ white. Duncan 3. Hits oft Purvere, 5 in 3 2-3 

IntercollegiateS in which we tied with Holy Cross innings; oft Fowler, 7 in 4 1-3 inning-s. Left on bases, 

^, . J .^. T iu- 1. /^ ^ ■ T 11 t Bowdoin 5, Bates 4. Bases on balls by Purvere 1, 

lor third position, in this meet Captain Leadbet- powler 2, White 3. Struck out by Purvere 3, Powl- 

ter was the individual star winnino- eleven Doints '^'' ^- White S. Double plays, Goodskey to Finn to 

xer Wdb Liie iiiuiviuuai t-iai wiiuuu^ cii-vcu puiius. McElwee, White to Bradford to McElwee, Lord to 

Savage '18 also broke a record in the low hurdles. Talbot. Hit by pitched ball, by Purvere, White. 

^ . • T ji , , , c i t ..1 Passed balls, by Lord 1, by Bradford 1. Umpires, 

Captain Leadbetter and Savage were sent to the Thayer and Conway. Tiiiie, 2h 5m. 

big I.C.A.A.A.A. Meet at Cambridge where they 

picked up five points for the White against com- STANDING IN MAINE SERIES 

petition from the best athletes of America. Won Lost Tied Per Cent. 

We shall miss Captain Leadbetter and Moulton Maine 4 2 2 .667 

in the weights. Hall in the broad jump and Web- Bozvdoin 5 4 .555 

ber in hurdles and dashes next year, but we shall Bates 4 4 i .500 

still have considerable good material left. Colby 2 5 i .286 


The nine wound up its season in good style by Members of the Rifle Club wishing to shoot on 

beating Bates 9 to l in the annual Ivy Day game. the range during the examination period may 

The White played in the snappiest form it has make arrangements for doing so any morning or 

shown this year. The pitching, fielding and bat- afternoon by communicating with Schlosberg 

ting were of the first order throughout the entire 'ig, at least twenty-four hours before the time 

game. when they wish to shoot. 





The BOWDOIN Pdulishing Company 

IN THE Interests of the Students of 


cooperate in putting the Infirmary to its greatest 

Donald W. Philbrick, 1917, Editor-in-Chief 

Robert G. Albion, 191S, Managing Editor 

William S. Cormack, 1917, Alumni Editor 

RoLLAND C. Farnham, 1919, On The Campus 

Clyde E. Stevens, 1919, The Other Colleges 

Frank E. Noyes, 1917 
Whitney Coombs, 1918 
Franklin D. MacCormick, 1918 
Bela W. Norton, 1918 
Gerald S. Joyce, 1918 
Raymond L. Atwood, 1919 

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, J2.00 per year, in advance. 
Single copies, 10 cents. 


Percy F. Crane, 1917, 
Gerald S. Joyce, 1918, 
A. Otis Moulton, 1918, 

Business Manager 
Assistant Manager 
Assistant Manager 

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

Vol. XLVl. 

JUNE 13, 1916 No. 10 

The Infirmary 

It is very gratifying to learn that, after sev- 
eral years of agitation, Bowdoin is at last to have 
an infirmary. It is still more gratifying to know 
that the conditions of the gift are such as to as- 
sure a highly satisfactory building, well-equipped 
and endowed and suited to the needs of the col- 
lege for a long time to come. To Doctor Coe, by 
whose generosity to his Alma Mater the realiza- 
tion of our long-felt want has been secured, we 
owe deep appreciation and gratitude. While we 
might hope that the Infirmary would never have 
to be used, experience in recent years would dis- 
prove such a possibility, but we do expect to see 
a marked decrease in the severity of contagious 
diseases here, provided only that the students will 

The Baseball Championship 

It is with considerable surprise that we hear 
reports from the University of Maine to the ef- 
fect that Maine now claims this year's baseball 
championship. This may be unofficial and we 
will hope such is the case. But if Maine really 
intends to claim the pennant then it is time for 
the managements of the other colleges to make a 
protest. Bowdoin has won five and lost four 
games, being the only one so far to complete the 
schedule of nine games. Maine at the present 
tiine has a higher percentage, though she has won 
fewer games, simply because she has still three 
games to play. We can see no possible right to a 
championship which is based upon a lead in per- 
centage with the season only two-thirds over. If 
Maine should lose two of her unplayed games, 
Bowdoin would tie her for first place. If 
Maine should lose all three, Bowdoin would still 
be tied for first, but with either Colby or Bates. 
With the result of the season still so uncertain, 
then, it is important that we should know for a 
certainty what Maine intends to do, and, in case 
rumor is upheld, to demand, together with the 
other colleges interested, that these games be 
played off at once or else to refuse the University 
the right to the championship. 


The results of the college elections which were 
held Monday of last week are as follows : 

Student Council — President, Marston '17; vice- 
president, McConaughy '17; secretary, Crosby 
'17; Senior Members: Blanchard '17, Oliver '17, 
Phillips '17, Sampson '17, Shumway '17, White 
'17, Humphrey '17; Junior Members: MacCor- 
inick '18, Norton '18. 

Athletic Council — Senior Members: Mc- 
Conaughy '17, Phillips '17; Junior Members: 
A. S. Gray '18, Walker '18; Sophomore Member: 
Turner '19. 

Bowdoin Union Board — Senior Members: 
Marston '17 (chairman), McConaughy '17; Jun- 
ior Members: MacCormick '18, Norton '18; Soph- 
omore Member: Cole '19. 

Baseball Manager: MacCormick '18. 

Assistant Baseball Manager: Cole '19. 

Track Manager: Walker '18. 

Assistant Track Manager: Mahoney '19. 

Tennis Manager: Norton '18. 

Assistant Tennis Manager: McGorrill '19. 

It was voted that each student be assessed for 
the support of the Bowdoin Union the sum of 
fifty cents, said assessment to be placed on the 



term bill; provided the college authorities sub- 
scribe an equal amount. 

Somewhere in France, 

May 13, '16. 
My Dear McConaugh)', 

It is pouring rain in torrents, (as usual) and 
the weather is raw and cold, yet my little wet tent 
never seemed so bright and cheerful and the rea- 
son can be found in your letter. 

I am writing you, as you are the spokesman of 
the undergraduates, but it is hard to find words 
suitably put together so that I might express my 
true feelings and thanks : not only for the gener- 
ous gift of $231.75, and what it will mean for 
the men under my care, but also for the grand 
old Bowdoin spirit behind the gift. 

Tell the fellows that they can never know what 
this spontaneous contribution means to a Bow- 
doin man far away in a mud hole in France. 
Why it puts in me new life, new spirit, new 
strength, yes, it will even stimulate my average 
brain to a keener study of my difficult cases. So 
you see that free hearted present will give re- 
sults you would never have dreamed of. 

Why, I feel exactly as I did as captain of that 
great old eleven in the fall of 1910 when I was 
seriously injured and could not play the last two 
games. But the firm hand clasps; the set lips 
and the look in each man's eye as he went onto 
the field told me my team would play for old 
Bowdoin as they never had done when I was 
actually with them, and the results speak for 
themselves. So today I feel that the same old 
spirit is alive. 

When I receive your money from the bankers, 
I will tell you how it is all spent, how the men 
enjoy the things purchased, how delighted are the 
Sisters in my ward from the charge nurse down, 
and how some of my fellow workers feel about 
the little college among the pines. 

Professor Mitchell will be horrified at the 
unity, coherence and general composition of this 
epistle. But it comes from a heart full of love 
and loyalty for the place I think of daily as Com- 
mencement draws near ; for the generous way in 
which you have shown me that such a Mother 
never forgets her sons for the spot dearest to me 
of all spots on earth — Bowdoin. 

I must leave now to attend my most serious 
and try to get warm by a few of the exercises 
I used to give the classes in make-up gym. 

Best wishes for the success of the teams, for a 
glorious Commencement and for a loyal, stalwart 
body of undergraduates. 

Yours for Old Bowdoin, 

Lieut. Frank A. Smith, 
2 General Hospital, 
British Expeditionary Force. 


The report of President Hyde for 1915-16 has 
appeared containing also the reports of the Dean, 
the Dean of the Medical School, t'le Librarian, 
and the Director of the Art Building. 

Tribute is paid to Alfred Mitchell, M.D., 
LL.D,. who died June 13, 1915 at the age of 79, 
and who had served as Dean of the Medical 
School until 191 1, and as an instructor for the 42 
years preceding his death. George Thomas Lit- 
tle, Litt.D., an instructor and librarian since 1882, 
who died August sixth, 1915, at the age of 59, 
and Ira Peirce Booker, A.M., a former Secretary 
of the Board of Overseers and Treasurer, who 
died March 19, 1916, complete the list of de- 
ceased officers who receive merited tributes from 
President Hyde. 

Gifts amounting to $147,932.69 for the Col- 
lege and $1,600 for the Medical School, are an- 
nounced. Subscriptions for the Union totalled 
$5,765 and payments upon the Gymnasium Build- 
ing fund $616.33. A statement of subscriptions 
and receipts for the latter fund is printed in the 

The teaching staff is very near an all-professor 
staff of teachers selected, not on the basis of pub- 
Hshed research, but of capacity to teach. Five 
courses in Government will be offered after fhi.<i 
year. For the first time in the recent history of 
the College, no professor or instructor has been 
lost to other institutions. 

Attendance at a military camp will be counted 
as a course toward the degree, if accompanied by 
a satisfactory course in Military Science. The 
possibility of such a course at Bowdoin, as well 
as the formation of a militia company in the Col- 
lege has not been decided upon as yet. 

The Christian Association has a membership 
of 364; its employment agency has furnished 
work for 55 men ; collections of money and cloth- 
ing have been made for Thanksgiving dinners to 
the poor, to Dr. Grenfell's Labrador Mission and 
to Dr. Frank A. Smith for the French Emer- 
^■ency Hospitals. Four lectures were given under 
t!ie auspices of the association, and four courses 
i 1 religious instruction were conducted. A night 
school for mill men, a boys' club at Pejepscot 
Mills and a Sunday school at Maquoit were other 
enterprises carried on successfully during the 

On June 22, 1915, the Student Council submit- 
ted a petition to the Trustees and Overseers, for 


an infirmary. An alumnus and friend has since 
then offered to build and endow such an institu- 

The Union has been created from the old Sar- 
gent Gymnasium and has proved its usefulness in 
the brief time since February. It is estimated 
that an average of 125 men make use of the 
"building's privileges daily. 

A large number of pictures or trophies have 
been furnished for the trophy room in the Gym- 

Among the more important needs of the Col- 
lege are a swimming pool, a permanent fence for 
Whittier Field and an increase of endowment 
for general purposes. 

Professor Johnson, director of the Art Museum 
announces nine additions and seven loans to the 
Museum during the past year. 

"i^ummaries of the Dean's and Librarian's re- 
ports have already appeared. 


The men picked for English 7-8, the honorary 
course under the six professors, are : Achorn, 
Biggers, Blanchard, Crosby, Rickard, and White. 

The ten men admitted to the course in Munici- 
pal Government for the coming year are : Crosby. 
Jacob, Moran, Oliver, Philbrick, Phillips, Rams- 
dell, Shumway, Stone, and Tuttle. 


Hon. E. W. Wheeler addressed the classes in 
'Government and American History last Wednes- 
day on "Efiiciency in State Government." Among 
■other means of obtaining greater efficiency. Mr. 
Wheeler suggested a bureau for drafting bills 
because of the numerous improperly worded bills 
which now go before the legislature. His plan 
would provide a corps of experienced bill draft- 
ers. The speaker also favored giving the gov- 
ernor more power to enforce the state laws. 


During the year 1915-1916, activities of the 
Bowdoin College Christian Association were di- 
vided into three parts : on the campus, off the 
campus, and student conferences. 

On the campus, the Association centered its ef- 
forts on student service, collection of clothing 
and money for charitable and humanitarian or- 
ganizations, and upon Y.M.C.A. meetings. For 
the entering class a reception was held, hand- 
books distributed, and every effort made to start 
the new men comfortably. An active campaign 
for membership made our total enrollment 364. 
An employment agency has given work amount- 

ing to about $150 to fifty-five men. A book-loan 
agency and a tutoring bureau have helped needy 
applicants. Early in the fall a collection of serv- 
iceable clothing was made for Dr. Grenfell's Lali- 
rador Hospital Mission. On the Sunday preced- 
ing Thanksgiving a chapel collection of $30.00 
was taken and the proceeds used for the pur- 
chase of dinners for eight needy town families. 
After suitable discussion and notification the 
Cabinet decided to divert the funds formerly sent 
to Mr. A. S. Hiwale '09, to Dr. Frank Smith '12, 
who is serving in the Harvard Unit, to be used 
by him for hospital supplies. 

There have been four public meetings of the 
Association as follows : 

(1) "Labor Problems from the Labor Man's 
Standpoint," C. L. Lovely, Vice Pres. Boot and 
Shoe Workers' Union. 

(2) "Public Health, Today and Tomorrow," 
Prof. Wm. T. Sedgwick, Head of Dept. of 
Biology, M.I.T. 

(3) "Conditions in France," 

Mme. Charles LeVerrier of Paris. 

(4) "Opportunities in Journalism," 

John Clair Minot, Youth's Companion. 

In addition to these meetings there have been 
a limited number of cabinet meetings. The bus- 
iness of the Association has been well subdi- 
vided and placed under effective committees left 
to make general reports at occasional intervals. 
Finally a restricted number of men have met to 
discuss Association ways and means at private 
and entirely unadvertised meetings. 

Off the campus the Association has made its 
greatest efifort. Its chief work has been to main- 
tain a night school for French mill men. Thanks 
to the cooperation of the town, which gave the 
use of the new high school building and neces- 
sary books, and to the mill men, who attended 
faithfully and to the college students who served 
honestly, it was able to hold classes twice each 
week from Nov. i, to March 15. The courses of 
instruction were reading, writing and arithmetic. 
At Pejepscot Mills, a boys' club was revived and 
set in healthy motion. During the year twelve col- 
lege men have at various times assisted in its ac- 
tivities, and once each week, two men have gone 
from Brunswick to teach the boys scout practice, 
and the lore of the Knights of King Arthur. At 
Maquoit, a clam-diggers' settlement some two 
and a half miles from Brunswick, and a place 
entirely without church influence, a Sunday 
school has been started for little boys and girls, 
and through the cooperation of the First Parish 
'■ hurch of Brunswick, has maintained weekly 
meetings successfully since Christmas time. The 



attendance consists of about twenty-five children 
and seven mothers. Each Sunday four of the 
young ladies from the church, and as many men 
from the Association drive to the village school- 
house to hold their meetings. Throughout the 
coming summer, the children's interest will be 
maintained by a vegetable growing competition, 
for which seeds and prizes will be provided. 

Supplementing these activities there were held 
at Christmas time three parties for children, in 
which college men served as the inevitable Santa 
Claus, and for which funds were provided by 
contributions from mill men attending our night 
school, from students and faculty, and by appro- 
priation from the Association's general fund. 
Each proved a success and in no small way has 
helped to create a feeling of good will between 
townspeople and college. 

Finally, the Association has sent out nine dep- 
utations with a total of twenty-one men, and still 
has several calls for the remaining part of the 
season. The groups of young men forming a 
deputation go to schools or churches, where be- 
fore a meeting of young people they advocate the 
principles of right living and honorable ambi- 
tions which constitute Christian manliness. 

Formerly a conference of all colleges and sec- 
ondary schools in Maine was entertained in ro- 
tation by Bates, Bowdoin, Colby and University 
of Maine. At the meeting held in Lewiston in 
1915, the proportion of secondary school to col- 
lege attendants was so great as to demand the 
separation of the two bodies. The colleges voted 
to hold their conference annually at the State Y. 
M.C.A. camp, where on the Friday, Saturday 
and Sunday preceding the beginning of classes, 
delegates could discuss and plan their year's 
work. Also, the secondary schools decided to 
hold their conference annually under the aus- 
pices of the State Committee, and requested to 
be assisted therein by students from each of the 
four colleges. 


As a result of the experience of the past year, 
we present the following conclusions and recom- 
mendations : 

( 1 ) Our figures for membership are not 
strictly honest. They imply a gross excess of 
working members. A committee has been ap- 
pointed to revise our membership basis to differ- 
entiate between nominal and active workers. 

(2) Our freshman work is poorly developed. 
Next fall, a well organized information bureau 
will take charge of the new men from the instant 
of their arrival on the campus. Our present loan 
library will be completely weeded out and meas- 

ures taken to secure new and useful books. The 
employment agency will seek opportunities not 
only in Brunswick but in surrounding towns. 
Wider efforts will be made to interest the new 
men in Association work. 

(3) Our collection of clothing and money for 
charitable and humanitarian organization w;<s 
successful. Subsequent shipments to Dr. Gren- 
fell will be made in the spring instead of the fall, 
and money sent formerly entirely to Mr. Hiwale 
will hereafter be applied to a different charit)' 
each year. 

(4) Our efforts in religious education were 
unsatisfactory. The hypothesis that student lead- 
ers for Bible classes are ineffective had been 
amply demonstrated previously, and the substitu- 
tion of faculty leadership failed to produce the 
desired results. In our opinion, the failure of 
students to attend these courses consistently, is 
due not to any barrenness of religious interest, 
or to any lack of appreciation of the work of the 
faculty leaders, but rather to the fact that, 
crowded with a week of compulsory lectures, fac- 
ing the obligation of daily chapel, and often at- 
tending three church services on Sunday, stu- 
dents are justifiably unwilling to give up their 
remaining Sunday time for a Bible class. Previ- 
ous experience has demonstrated the difficulty of 
holding classes on days other than Sunday, and 
it has been discouragingly true that our only suc- 
cess in recruiting Bible study classes has been 
among the type who already over-crowd their 
Sundays with church activities. As a remedy we 
plan a broader effort to relate students and 
churches, and respectfully suggest the addition 
to the College curriculum of a course in Biblical 
Literature given by a competent professor. 

(5) Our public lecture meetings have been 
notably successful. We are convinced of the 
value of a small number of most eminent speak- 

(6) Our night school has been successful as 
far as it has gone. Next year more extended 
courses will be offered in reading, history, gov- 
ernment, writing, spelling, shop arithmetic and 
mechanical drawing. We are convinced that in 
this field lies our greatest opportunity. 

(7) Our Boys' Club and our Sunday Schools 
are in good shape. Here too we are hopeful of 
great accomplishment. 

(8) Our deputations were satisfactory. Much 
c:;re was taken in placing men, and we have 
guarded against putting inexperienced students 
in false positions. For the future we shall con- 
centrate our deputation efforts on preparatory 
schools rather than upon churches. 


(9) Our attitude towards Student Confer- 
ences is pessimistic. We believe that in spite of 
the sincerity of purpose and effort on the part of 
their promoters, the results are largely negative. 
The spirit of repugnance often displayed by stu- 
dents is justified by the apparent commercialized 
appeals and sentimentalism. 

Finally, it is our plan to study further the 
legitimate departments of Y.M.C.A. activity 
which demand the attention and excite the re- 
spect of college young men, and modelling our 
work upon the results, we are hopeful of placing 
the Association undergraduate interests. 
Respectfully submitted. 

i\I. E. Langley, 
General Secretary. 

Wiiih tbc Jfacultp 

Professor Mitchell delivered the graduation 
sermon at Patten Academy, June fourth, and on 
the evening of June eighth, he addressed the 
graduating class of the Poland graded schools. 

Miss Boardman is visiting for a few weeks in 
Pittsfield, Mass. 

Professor Langley is the faculty representa- 
tive at the dedication of the new Cambridge 
buildings at the Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology, this week. 

Professor Mitchell was elected to the Board of 
Trustees of Bangor Theological Seminary re- 

Professor Files attended the closing exercises 
at the Misses Masters' School at Dobb's Ferry, 
N. Y. 

J. Fred Ripley of Taunton, Mass., died last 
Thursday at the hospital in Portland. Mr. Rip- 
ley was on his way to visit his daughter, Mrs. 
Copeland, when he was taken ill. 

Mr. Wilder will attend the meeting of the 
/irer?can Library Association at Asbury Park, 
N. J., this month. 

SDn tlje Campus 

The last college chapel was held Sunday. 

J. C. Minot '96 was on the campus Sunday. 

The annual obituary record is now in press. 

Rooms for next year were signed up for last 

There will be a Commencement number of the 

A new edition of the expense bulletin will ap- 
pear shortly. 

Ivy weather was perfect. Now the same for 

Bailey '16 has the distinction of be'nj ".is-ed in 
"'Who's Who in New England."' 

Rumors from Orono have it that there may be 
a change in the track coaching. 

Bridge '16 has purchased the Citizen's Laundry 
in Brunswick and will take charge of operating it. 

The next issue of the Orient will be the an- 
nual Commencement number and will appear 
Thursday, June 22. 

The Athletic Building was in demand during 
the rainy days last week by tennis players. 

The campus paths have been treated with the 
edge cutter this week in preparation for Com- 

On the campus recently were: G. Floyd '15, W. 
E. Atwood '10, E. G. Barber '12, R. k. Monroe 
'14, H. Chatto '15. 

Charles Hamm, Jr., Assistant General Secre- 
tary of the Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity visit- 
ed the Theta Chapter here last week. 

The hours at which Greek i will be held will 
be decided next fall when the class convenes. 
The hours stated in the catalogue will not neces- 
sarily be followed. 

Mr. L. M. McCray, General Manager of the 
Atlantic Shore Railroad, Kennebunk, Me., re- 
quires a few motormen and conductors for the 
summer months. Any students desiring positions 
may apply to him. 

The Class of 1917 Bugles which appeared on 
the campus Ivy Day were very favorably re- 
ceived and sold quickly. The few remaining 
copies can be obtained from Crosby '17 at the 
Deke House for $1.50. 

The Seniors' Last Supper was observed in all 
the fraternity houses last week. After the sup- 
per several of the fraternities marched around 
the campus singing their songs and cheering the 
other fraternities and the "ends." 

A senior and a sophomore took a trip to Can- 
ada recently via Grand Trunk freight. They 
were held up on the border and given the altern- 
ative of enlisting with the Allies or returning- 
to Brunswick. They chose the less exciting and 
came back as guests of the Dominion. 

Any doubt as to the popularity of our Art Build- 
ing will be dispelled by the figures in Professor 
Johnson's report which show that 8085 persons 
visited the building during the last calendar year. 

The freshmen celebrated their freedom from 
sophomore domination Ivy Night by marching 
through the town and burning their freshman 
caps in a huge bonfire near the gymnasium. The 
sound of fire crackers brought out those attend- 
ing the Ivy Hop and a great crowd viewed the il- 
lumination. As a consequence of the fire the 
freshman class is likely to furnish part of a new 
fence for the Athletic Field — by request. 




NO. 11 

Sunday, June i8 
The Baccalaureate Sermon by President Hyde, 
Church on the Hill, 4 p. m. 
Monday, June 19 

The Alexander Prize Speaking in Memorial 
Tuesday, June 20 

Class Day exercises in Memorial Hall at 10 
A. M. and under the Thorndike Oak, 3 p. m. 

Commencement Hop, Gymnasium, 9 p. m. 

Meeting of the Trustees, 2 p. m. 

Meeting of the Overseers, 7 p. m. 
Wednesday, June 21 

Baseball Game, Alumni vs. 'Varsity, Whittier 
Field, 10.00 A. M. 

Annual meeting of the Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha 
of Maine, 11 a. m. 

Annual meeting of Alumni Association, 1.30, 
preceded by buffet lunch in Bowdoin Union. 

Meeting of Class Secretaries, 2.30 p. m. 

Memorial Musical Service, Chapel, 2.30. 

President's Reception, Art Building Terrace, 4 
to 6 p. M. 

Masque and Gown, As You Like It, Art Build- 
ing Terrace, 8 p. m. 
Thursday, June 22 

Commencement exercises of the College and 
Medical School, 10.30 a. m. 

Alumni Dinner in Gymnasium. 


President, Herbert H. Foster. 

Vice-President, William D. Ireland. 

Secretary-Treasurer, Dwight H. Sayward. 

Marshal, Richard S. Fuller 

Orator, Don J. Edwards. 

Poet, Donald S. White. 

Opening Address, Guy W. Leadbetter. 

Farewell Address, Hayward T. Parsons. 

Historian, Edward P. Garland. 

Odust, Ora L. Evans. 

Class Day Committee, E. P. Garland, A. F. 
Head, E. R. Little, L. D. Pettingill, and R. S. 

nual election Wednesday morning. The follow- 
ing men were elected to membership : 

From 1915 — Kenneth Elmer Ramsay. 

From 1916 — Ralph Lester Barrett, Sidney 
MacGilvary Brown, Aaron Wallace Canney, 
Lawrence Joseph Hart, Laurence Irving Abra- 
ham Seth Shwartz, Philip Francis Watherill. 

From 1917 — Boyd Wheeler Bartlett, Clarence 
Henry Crosby, Noel Charlton Little, James 
Churchill Oliver. 


The University of Maine bestowed the honor- 
ary degree of Doctor of Laws upon Dean Ken- 
neth C. M. Sills at its Commencement last week. 
Dean Sills was graduated from Bowdoin in the 
class of 1901, and received the degree of Master 
of Arts from Harvard in 1903. Since 1907, he 
has been Winkley Professor of Latin, and has 
been dean of the college since 1910. 


At the meeting of the boards, the following 
faculty promotions were made : 

Gerald Gardner Wilder, Librarian 

Edward Hames Wass, Assistant Professor of , 
Music and organist. 

Rhys Darfydd Evans, Assistant Professor of 

Philip Weston !Meserve, Assistant Professor of 

Thomas Curtis Van Cleve, Assistant Professor 
of History 

William Edmund Milne, Assistant Professor of 

John Lincoln Baxter, Instructor in German, 
first semester 1916-7. 

Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha of Maine, held its an- 

Barrett '16 
Irving '16 
Kinsey '16 
Weatherill '16 
Bartlett '17 
Crosby '17 
Oliver '17 
Stone '17 




Bowdoin's halls will ever be dear to this class 
as the guiding stars, which many times have 
lighted our faltering footsteps through the dark 
night of uncertainty. We, nutured by our be- 
loved professors, have seen the dawn slowly 
creep in, and at last the day of realization has 

Throughout our college course we have striven 
to get wisdom and to get understanding, to ac- 
quire something of good which twenty years 
hence will influence our lives in the right direc- 
tion. Man, like the lower animal, is moulded by 
environment. For the four best years of our 
lives we have been obsorbing that indomitable 
spirit of each for all. and all for each, which 
every Bowdoin man knows so saturates the at- 
mosphere of the college. 

A standard has been set by those who have 
gone before us ; they have aimed high, and in a 
short lifetime can advocate but little way. The 
door is about to be opened and we as a class are 
to be let in to give our light to humanity; it is 

Continually there is a call for new blood with 
new ideas, and each generation of college men 
is welcomed by the world. I pray God that our 
class may not be found wanting when placed in 
the balance. The state calls, the nation calls, 
humanity calls, and as one man 1916 rises to re- 


The Oration by Don J. Edwards was a plea 
for preparedness, not the impulsive rush to arms, 
but the fashioning of ideals, the establishing of 
justice, and the valiant standing of one's ground. 
He said, in part : 

"On the morning of March ninth, an armed 
force of Mexican bandits invaded the sovereign 
territory of the United States at Columbus. New 
Mexico. Men and women were murdered in cold 
blood, and their homes burned over them, and 
the troops were improperly equipped and inef- 
fectual. A frank and brutal picture of the in- 
ability of this country to protect its citizens. 
What should America's answer be? 

"This raid served as a spark to light the tinder 
of public opinion which promptly blazed into a 
liot flare of patriotic fear. The country became 
a vast camp of military revivalists, singing its 
hymns to action, and praying for salvation in 

"Is this America's answer? Do we expect to 

remedy defects which imperil the very existence 
of our state by a flurry and a flare which will not 
last beyond the declaration of peace in Europe? 
Evidently the present method of government is 
not the answer to America's problem. We can- 
not expect in a few months, or even a few years, 
to build up a policy which has been foreign to 
the country since its birth. Our preparedness 
must consist in something more fundamental 
than the passing of a law, something which is 
lasting and founded on the rock of idealism — 
which is will to be something, and that the 
best. We must prepare by educating ourselves 
to seek and know this ideal, by our willingness 
to share the sacrifice and burden which our 
membership in this democracy entails. 

"We shall prepare, but not for conquest. We 
shall educate, but not for world dominion. We 
shall hold to our ideals and raise them aloft. We 
shall endeavor, as far as in us lies to adapt to 
new conditions this old battle-cry of our fathers, 
'To establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, 
provide for the common defense, promote the 
general welfare, and secure the blessings of lib- 
erty,' and to this add the mandate "Fear God and 
take your own part.' This is America's answer." 


For four years this class which is gathered 
here today, has been in process of unification. 
With each succeeding year a new link has been 
forged in the chain which today makes us one. 
With the forging of every link has come a 
broader and deeper understanding of those ties 
which bind man to man, and the durability of 
which represents the real test of true friendship 
and brotherhood. That these ties are not alone 
of today or yesterday, but of tomorrow as well, 
is show-n by the permanence and stability of the 
college itself, to which they owe their creation. 

If we have become such units because of the 
college, how much more has the college become 
a unit because of classes such as ours : experi- 
ence with which has made possible many educa- 
indeed, it is particularly fitting that the exercises 
today are connected with the Thorndike Oak, 
around which, these men who have gone before 
were accustomed to gather, the oak w-hich like 
the college, has grown more sturdy and majestic 
with the passing of the years. 

This week we are about to say farewell to each 
other and to the foster mother we love so dearly, 
and our hearts are filled with conflicting emo- 
tions. We realize that our mother has placed in 
our hands a valuable and wonderfully helpful 
instrument, a college education. It is ours to 


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make the most of, and the success with which we 
use it will not depend upon the mother who gave 
it, nor the society upon which we try it, but upon 
our own individual selves. 


The Commencement Poem by Donald S. White 
dealt with the true meaning of the college course 
and the results of the friendships formed during 
the four years. This is summed up in the verses : 

Ah, not through books and discourse of the wise 

Come truest home the lessons to the soul 

But unawares the grander truths arise 

From dreams and friendship as the seasons roll. 

The friendships all intangible as air 

Yet strong as iron and as true as steel 

Have shown us more than books, that life is fair. 

That truth is law, and happiness is real. 


It is a difficult task indeed to record the history 
of the class of 1916. It would be worthy of the 
efforts of the greatest writers. How humbly do 
I then attempt this work, realizing, as I do, both 
the greatness of the past and my own poor qual- 
ifications : 

On the morning of Sept. 26, 1912, a crowd of 
somewhat unsophisticated youths gathered in the 
first four forms in King Chapel, those reserved 
for freshmen, and the class of 1916 was born. 
We were an extraordinary class from the begin- 
ning, numbering at the start 117 men, the largest 
class that had ever entered Bowdoin. 

On Oct. 4 came Proclamation Night. We used 
the sophomores very gently that evening com- 
pared with what they deserved. Then came the 
first baseball game and the subsequent tug of 
war. We dragged them only from the Delta to 
the chapel. 

The next fall we came back as sophomores, 
our numbers being reduced to 102 men. We won 
the baseball series and the football game from 
the class of 191 7 that fall and later the interclass 

In the fall of 1914 we returned to Brunswick, 
our ranks somewhat reduced by the strain of two 
years, only 86 names remaining on the list. How- 
ever, we confidently took up the work of junior 
year. At Ivy time our class was host. We en- 
deavored to uphold the good records of those 
who had gone before us, and, barring a few 
minor details of the day, such as planting the 
woodbine for lack of ivy, it was successful. 

The summer over, we gathered for our last 

year at old Bowdoin. During this year, we have, 
as a class, taken over the duties and responsibil- 
ities incumbent upon seniors. As we look back 
over our four years we can see where our mem- 
bers have well represented us in all lines. In 
closing our life as students at Bowdoin, there 
comes to us a feeling of sorrow, together with a 
feeling of satisfaction. We are sorry that these 
four years of close association are over, four 
matchless years in our lives. We are satisfied 
with having honorably lived our career as a class 
at old Bowdoin. We realize that better classes 
than we are have graduated, but we hope and feel 
that we are not the worst. We appreciate all 
that the College has given to us and deeply hope 
that we may have done some good in return. We 
take from the College a love that will live and 
grow like the oak above us. We reaffirm our 
faith in its aims and ideals and claim them as 

"Bowdoin from birth the nurturer of men. 
To thee, we pledge our love again." 


There was a change in the program Wednes- 
day, the President's reception coming in the aft- 
ernoon with the play in the evening. The recep- 
tion was held on the Art Building terrace at 
four in the afternoon. In the receiving line were 
President and Mrs. William DeWitt Hyde, Pro- 
fessor and Mrs. Henry Johnson, and Dean Ken- 
neth C. M. Sills. 

Those serving were : Mrs. Frank E. Woodruff, 
Mrs. Frank N. Whittier, Mrs. George T. Files and' 
Mrs. Wilmot B. Mitchell. The assistants were 
Miss Frances Skolfield, Miss Helen Mitchell, 
Miss Mary Elliott, Miss Ruth Nearing, Miss Isa- 
bel Whittier, Miss Sarah Baxter, Miss Ellen 
Baxter, Miss Emily Baxter, all of Brunswick,, 
and Miss Marion White of Bangor. 


During the past week a non-graduate catalogue- 
of the college and medical school has appeared. 
The work reflects great credit upon the librarian, 
Mr. Gerald G. Wilder, who compiled it. The facts 
concerning the men who attended Bowdoin but 
were not graduated were much harder to gather 
than those of the graduates, yet the work is re- 
markably complete. A special edition containing 
the 1912 graduate catalogue, the non-graduates, 
and those who have received degrees since 1912- 
has been published and for accuracy and 
thoroughness, it makes a reference work which 
ranks high among college catalogues. 





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Donald W. Philbrick, 1917, Editor-in-Chief 

Robert G. Albion, 1918, 
William S. Cormack, 1917, 

Managing Editor 
Alumni Editor 

Rolland C. Farnham, 1919, On The Campus 

Clyde E. Stevens, 1919, The Other Colleges 

Frank E. Noves, 1917 
Whitney Coombs, 1918 
Franklin D. MacCormick, 1918 
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Vol. XLVl. 

JUNE 22, 1916 No. II 

A Change in Commencement 

A radical change in our time-honored Com- 
mencement program has been suggested recently 
by some of our alumni. This is to hold the Com- 
mencement exercises during the week-end rather 
than in the middle of the week. For instance 
Saturday could be Class Day; the Baccalaureate 
Sermon would come Sunday, and the Commence- 
ment exercises Monday. The various fraternity 
and class reunions could be then arranged to fit 
in with this' program, or if necessary, Tuesday 
could be made the final day. To prevent too 
great a press on the Dean's office in its clerical 
work, the examination period could be brought 
forward a day or so with little loss to classes. 

The advantages of this reformed program 
would be many. Many more alumni could return 
for a week-end than are able to leave their posi- 
tions in the middle of the week. Taking out 
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday breaks up 
the whole week for a busy man and prevents 
many from returning, who desire to, and would, 
if time permitted. This alone should be a strong 
argument for the change. 

A second argument is the advantage to the 
students of an earlier closing. At present the 
student who remains for Commencement must 
take a full week after examinations are finished, 
and at a time when, as in the case of the summer 
ball-player or hotel bell-boy, it is important to 
get to work immediately. It is thought that under 
the proposed conditions more students would feel 
able to stay over, thus increasing the desired con- 
tact of students and alumni. They would then 
be getting home or to work two or three days 
sooner than at present and saving a day or two 
which are now absolutely wasted. 

At least one small New England college has 
adopted this change and it would seem advisable 
at this time for the alumni and the Boards to dis- 
cuss the matter seriously, considering the argu- 
ments for each side, and then decide on the 
course which seems to best suit the interests of 
the greater number. 


St. John's University, 
Shanghai, May 8, 1916. 

■'How I should like to be back at Bowdoin this 
year for my 25th ! But instead of meeting with 
those I care for I shall be caring for those I 
meet with : namely the hordes of the great un- 

I wish you could be here and see how beauti- 
ful the campus is. Spring is well advanced tho 
the weather h'as not been as warm as we usually 
have it at this time. 

Tomorrow I am going up to VVusih. Wednes- 
day morning the new church there will be conse- 
crated ; a ceremony I have never yet seen. 

The students have just been celebrating with 
a lantern procession, fire crackers and a bonfire, 
their victory at an intercollegiate track meet 
held on Saturday at Soochane. It was quite like 
a home celebration and indicates how China is 
changing. Seventeen years ago such a thing was 

Be siire and send me papers with full accounts 
of Commencement this year." 

Charles S. F. Lincoln '91. 




Second Semester. 191 

5-16. Standing 

by Classes 

No. of 






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Theta Delta Chi 




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Non-fraternity 17 
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Kappa Sigma 13 

Beta Theta Pi 8 

Psi Upsilon 5 

Theta Delta Chi 7 

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Mooers '18 won the Alexander Prize Speak- 
ing for the second time, Monday evening, again 
giving a selection from Dickens. The second 
prize was given to Willey '17, who spoke one of 
the poems of Holman Day. Professor Mitchell 
presided. The program was' as follows : 
At a Phi Beta Kappa Dinner Wilson 

Francis William Jacob '18 
From Clive Browning 

Gaston McFarland Stephens '19 

John W. Jones Day 

Frederick William Willey '17 







The Death of Charles the Ninth 

Milton Morse McGorrill 
In Defense of Haywood 

Ether Shepley Paul, 2nd 
A Soldier of the Empire 

Arthur Burton Chapman 
From Strife 

Robert Greenhalgh Albion 'li 
From A Commencement Address 

John Bowers Matthews '18 
From a Christmas Carol 

Horatio Tobey Mooers '18 
The alternates were Ralph Irving '19, Charles 
M. Sprague '19 and Hugh A. Mitchell '19. 




The Baccalaureate sermon by President Hyde 
was given in the Church on the Hill, Sunday. 
President Hyde's subject was Our Country's Call 
to World Leadership, and his text : "Go ye there- 
fore and teach all nations." Matthew 28:19. 

He said in part: 

"The great war has made impossible the isola- 
tion of the United States. Henceforth we must 
assume world-wide responsibilities : and consider 
the effect on other nations of what we do and 
what we are. 

"Military preparedness is a part of this: but a 
very secondary and subordinate part. We are 
called to teach the nations a nobler and a better 
life: not at the muzzle of the gun and the point 
of the bayonet: but by such obvious superiority 
as will lead them to accept it as what they most 
admire and long for. Our wealth, our size, our 
education, our freedom from the burdens of ob- 
solete traditions, all conspire to call us to this in- 



ternational leadership. To be alive and young in 
America today, facing this great national respon- 
sibihty, is as glorious as Wordsworth found it 
when revolutionary ideas were stirring the 
Europe of his youth. 

"Here in America not one out of our scores of 
denominations is fit to be the nucleus of a world- 
church. Our opportunity for leadership lies in 
the development of a genuine Christian spirit in 
all these forms: so that the word Christian shall 
stand not for a thin veneer of intellectualism : nor 
a hard crust of dogma: nor an elaborate wrap- 
ping of ritual : nor a repulsive cloak of asceti- 
cism : but for a warm and generous devotion to 
the real welfare of all whom our lives can reach 
with sympathy and touch with helpfulness. Such 
a world-church should put an end to war: settle 
industrial strife: foster sound morals: develop 
happy family life: promote civic responsibility: 
and enlist eoch individual member in a world- 
wide service. The nations of the earth are hun- 
gry for such a Gospel: thirsty for such a spirit- 
ual life: and to pass to them the bread and wine 
of such a religion should be the aim of American 

"Members of the Graduating Class: — 

"The college sends you forth into the life of 
the nation to do your part, if possible by creative 
construction, at least by appreciative support in 
making America fit to be the leader of the world 
in honest industry, sound science, clean art, pure 
politics, just international relations, and a religion 
of world-wide human helpfulness. She expects 
you to do all these things in patriotic devotion 
to your country : and in generous service through 
your country to all the nations of the earth. 
Whether or not you are by vocation preachers 
and teachers, by the incidence and influence of 
your lives you are called to make your country 
a lesson to the- world in that Christian democracy 
which makes the righteousness and happiness of 
all the interest and aim of each. 

"For the military defense of such a country 
you will of course at all times stand ready : but 
in addition to this duty which you share with all 
your fellow-citizens, as scholars you owe it to 
your country to make her worthy to be defended 
in all the respects in which a nation can be great. 

"The college that stays here will endeavor to 
teach these lessons to succeeding classes of youth 
more effectively and winsomely with each ad- 
vancing year: but it is the greater privilege of 
you who go forth to teach them by embodiment 
and application in the vital affairs of men : in 
business and politics: in science and art: in inter- 
national justice and religious aspiration. 

"Go forth then for justice, for truth, for 

purity, for honor, for country and for God, know- 
ing that by losing yourselves in these larger serv- 
ices, you will find yourselves, and fulfill the high 
hopes the college cherishes for your temporal 
and eternal welfare." 



Edgar Allen Poe 

The secret of a poet's genius may be quite as 
truly determined by what he has as by what he 
has not. The key to the inner chamber of the 
genius of Edgar Allen Poe, the open sesame of 
his enigmatic personality, the secret at the same 
time of his strength and of his weakness — lies 
in his lack of humanity. His aloof soul, devoid 
of human sympathy, wrapped in his own unearth- 
ly visions, sought always a refuge from reality, 
a Nirvana untroubled with strife and pain. His 
lack of human sympathy, his detachment, his 
consistent disinterest toward all questions of 
morality and human conduct, is the fountain head 
where originate all the strange fantastic rivers 
of his being. It was this lack of sympathy which 
in part at least embittered his own life, which 
rendered him friendless and brought him to ruin. 
His unhealthy yet idealistic spirit sought perfec- 
tion and permanence on earth, and not finding 
them, took refuge in strange lands of his fancy — 
realms of death and destruction, or demons and 
dim forms, of indefinite longing, of torture and 

Edgar Allen Poe was one to pity but not to 
love. His willful anti-social perversity, his proud 
aloof egoism, his morbidly tragic personality, in 
a word, his lack of humanity, forever exclude 
him from the fellowship and love of mankind. 
But there is also something in his Satanic and 
lonely figure which disarms our criticism and 
awakens even our sympathy. The dual nature 
of his personality adds pathos to the sordid 
tragedy of his life. The music of the spheres led 
his soul upward to the regions of etherial loveli- 
ness, but the ill-omened croaking of his own 
bird of fate, ominously, inexorably compelled his 
tormented spirit to the dark regions of horror 
and pain. 


Art and Science — Companions 
I owned a friend in a gray squirrel, yonder. 
We met first by chance. I had no thought of 
making as lowly an acquaintance, and he on his 
part showed little liking for my presence. When 
I threw an acorn at him, he perched on an upper 
limb and scolded in a dozen ways. He coughed 
and choked with invective; he mispronounced all 



he said. But my squirrel and I found, as time 
went on that our paths were often to cross. We 
talked together ; we confided our troubles. Each 
was a mystery to the other, but we were friends. 

Art, the guardian of beauty, has had individu- 
alized my squirrel, had taken it out of a disorder- 
ly superabundance of things, had made it a unit 

Science, seeking a different end, individualizes 
the squirrel in a different way. It seeks the 
physiology of the tooth, it shows the perfection 
of microscopic tissues, it applies psyschological 
principles and interprets the animal's behavior, 
and working thus it learns laws and classifications 
of all knowable things. 

Art and science each employ correct methods. 

But neither is sufficient alone. Art alone fails 
to see the universe as a whole, stops at small 
considerations. Science alone fails to find 
the inspiration from a prolonged contemplation 
of individuals. Art alone develops weaklings, 
science alone, monsters. Somewhere, somehow, 
we must combine the two. 

Great laws of creation and life I learned from 
my squirrel, the type. Great truths of trust and 
fear, of troubles and delights, of delightful pe- 
culiarities, of friendship, I learned from my 
squirrel, the individual of beauty. And when, one 
morning, I found that the car had struck the life 
from the gray thing, I felt the loss of a particu- 
larly personal possession I had cherished. I was 
glad for the laws it had taught, glad for the love 
it had inspired. Art and science, together, 
friends build symmetrically, science enlightening 
art, art leavening science. 

is it not possible that all the warring nations are 
in the wrong, ,that the ultimate goal is a crime 
against civilization? 


Justice to the Uncivilized 
From the beginning, civilization has continual- 
ly changed its centers, shifting gradually from 
the extreme oriental locations to the more occi- 
dental ones, until at the present day we of the 
west are living in what is considered to be an en- 
lightened age. Just what is the nature of our 
present society ? At the outset we must not con- 
fuse morality with civilization. Civilization is 
the sum of instrumentalities promoting the high- 
er interests of man; it is merely an instrument to 
be used for the attainment of a greater end, 
morality. European nations are fighting today 
for dominance over nations weaker than them- 
selves. The root of evil lies in the system of 
colonization. The desire to secure access to for- 
eign markets, to control the sources of valuable 
products, to grasp an opportunity for foreign in- 
vestment, tends more and more towards imperial- 
ism. A question of the day much discussed in all 
circles is "Which country is in the right?" But 

It is the duty of the American nation to take 
steps toward a constructive reform which, 
though slow, will be stable, and to uphold before 
the whole world its policy of common good. 
There must be a change in the present policy. 
If a nation is too weak to use that precious thing 
called liberty it must be taught to use it and we 
must keep in mind that there the right intention 
is everything. We are wont to force upon an un- 
civilized people, who live upon tradition, our 
modern mechanical views of life, so suddenly that 
they are antagonized at once, and the progressive 
work is retarded. Shall we advance morally ? 
We cannot predict, but faith in this sort of prog- 
ress comes in the experience of it. 


The Metamorphosis of Faust 

About four hundred years ago there lived in 
the vicinity of Weimar a very learned and mis- 
understood person known as Dr. Johann Faust. 
It was long the custom of the puppet players and 
the contemporary writers to regard this man as 
a mere practitioner of the Black Arts, and in ad- 
dition to this unfavorable title, a rascal and 
malefactor of the most unworthy sort. It re- 
mained, however, for the penetrating mind of 
Goethe to see in this character more than a mere 
dissatisfied scholar who for the sake of tempo- 
rary pleasures upon this earth, risking vague and 
uncertain punishments of the life to come, re- 
nounced his soul to the devil and became ir- 
revocably lost. 

Faust the mediaevalist dies. Faust the monot- 
onous scholar has passed away yet none weep for 
him. Faust the Idealist — Faust the Pantheist — 
Faust the Romanticist — Faust the Modern is 
born and the world is thankful. 

Faust is the triumphal paeon of civilization ; 
the glorification of individual culture, made 
worthy by collective tasks, for Faust is ever 
striving, and makes a stepping-stone from each 
experience to a more complete form of existence. 
Faust is the spirit of the renaissance, bursting 
traditional faith and traditional morals. Every 
pursuing, he rushes through all experiences. Sin 
becomes for him an ennobling agent. His life 
is for the world at large. Each new temptation 
he turns into an opportunity for wider activity. 

It is the proclamation of the redeeming power 
of unceasing endeavor and pursuit, making man's 
natural receptiveness subservient to moral aims, 
and blending into a noble whole the highest and 



best of spiritual culture. 

And in our new Faust are found all these mod- 
ern ideas and concepts. That is why he interests 
us: for he and we are one: That is the secret of 
his world-wide fame. 


Doctor of Science, John J. Carty of New 
York, Chief engineer of the American Tele- 
phone and Telegraph Co. 

Master of Arts, Henry Cole Quimby of New 
York; Frederic Winslow Adams of Bangor; 
Charles T. Hawes '76 of Bangor. 


The following men were aivarded the degree of 
Bachelor of Arts: 
Ralph Edwin Gilmore Bailey (as of the 
class of 1910. ) 

Francis Howard Bate 

John Lincoln Baxter 

George Ernest Beal 

Adriel Ulmer Bird 

James Scott Brackett 

James Hiram Brewster 

Sydney MacGillvary Brown 

Vaughan Forrest Burnham 

Robert Campbell, Jr. 
'Aaron Wallace Canney 

Philip Linwood Carter 

William Emery Chase, Jr. 

John Doane Churchill 

Eugene Joseph Cronin 

Alfred Hall Crossman 

Eudore Alphonse Drapeau 

Robert Rutherford Drummond 

James Alfred Dunn 

Malcolm Henry Dyar 

Ora Liston Evans 

Herbert Henry Foster 

Richard Stearns Fuller 

Edward Philip Garland 

Donald Payson George 

Allan Joseph Ginty 

Alex John Goodskey 

John Robinson Gould (as of the class 01 

George Douglas Grierson 

Lawrence Joseph Hart 

Frank Hobart Lord Hargraves 

Edward Carey Hawes 

Alden Fairfield Head 

Hugh Merrill Hescock 

Carroll William Hodgkins 

David Patten Howard (as of the class of 


Laurence Irving 

David Francis Kelley 

Raymond Horace Larrabee 

Guy Whitman Leadbetter 

Edward Robert Little 

William Mason Bradley Lord 

Frederick James Lynch (as of the class of 


Charles Creighton MacDonald 

Leland Stanford McElwee 

Urban Howe Merrill 

Norman Hunt Nickerson 

Lew Maurice Noble 

Gordon Wesley Olson 

LeClare Fall Parmenter 

Ralph Colby Parmenter 

Hayward Treat Parsons 

Maurice Clifton Proctor 

Raymond Miller Richardson 

John Waterman Robie 

Dwight Harold Sayward 

Abraham Seth Shwartz 

Earle Revere Stratton 

George Richard Stuart 

Harry Sanborn Thomas 

Harry Trust 

Philip Francis Weatherill 

Carl Alfred Weick 

Donald Sherman White 

Henry Wilson Oliver (as of the class of 

John Glenwood Winter 

Henry Gerard Wood 

Willard Paine Woodman 

Ivan Hyde Yenetchi 
The following men ivere azvarded the degree of 
Bachelor of Science: 

Ralph Lester Barrett 

Laurence Winslow Cartland 

Frederick Ellery Cruff 

Don Jerome Edwards 

Lowell Allison Elliott . 

Samuel Eraser 

Chauncey Alfred Hall 

Donald Clarke Hight 

William Dunning Ireland 

Alfred Charles Kinsey 

Arthur Eldredge Littlefield 

James Burleigh Moulton 

Lee Duren Pettengill 

Langdon Robert White 
Awarded the Degree of Doctor of Medicine 

Raymond Willis Clarke 

George Otis Cummings, A.B. 



Clarence Joel Fernald, A.B. 
Alton Leviticount Grant, Jr., A.B. 
Percy Kendall Holmes, A.M. 
Nessib Simon Kupelian, A.B., B.D. 
William Satterlee Leavenworth 
Bryant Edward Moulton, A.B. 
Clyde Earle Richardson, A.B. 
Card Wilson Twaddle 


Charles Carroll Everett Scholarship : 

Laurence Irving, 1916 
Henry W. Longfellow Graduate Scholarship: 

Donald Sherman White, 19 16 
David Sewall Premium: 

Raymond Loring Atwood, 19 19 
Class of 1868 Prize: 

Donald Sherman White, 1916 
Smyth Mathematical Prise: 

Bradbury Julian Bagley, 1918 
Sewall Greek Prise: 

George Stuart DeMott, 1918 
Sewall Latin Prise: 

Francis William Jacob, 19 18 
Goodwin Commencement Prise: 

Donald Sherman White, 1916 
Pray English Prise: Hal Saunders White, 1917 
Goodwin French Prise: 

Lewis Albert Burleigh, Jr., 1919 
Noyes Political Economy Prise: 

Theodore Burgess Fobes, 191 7 
Brown Composition Prises: 

Lew Maurice Noble, 1916, ist 
Dwight Harold Sayward, 1916, 2nd 
Class of 1875 Prise in American History: 

Herbert Henry Foster, 1916 
Bradbury Debating Prises: 

First Frizes Arthur Burton Chapman, 1917 
Hugh Merrill Hescock, 1916 
Francis William Jacob, 1918 
Second Prizes 

Clifton Wentworth Bowdoin, 1917 
David Alphonso Lane, Jr., 1917 
Edward Carleton Moran, Jr., 1917 
Hawthorne Prise: 

Horatio Tobey Mooers, 19 18 
Alexander Prise Speaking: 

First Horatio Tobey Mooers, 1918 

Second Frederick William Willey, 1917 

Philo Sherman Bennett Prise: 

Edwin Howard Blanchard, 1917 
AlmoH Goodwin Prise: 

Noel Charlton Little, 1917 
Hiland Lockwood Fairbanks Prises for Ex- 
cellence in Debating: 
First Semester 

David Alphonso Lane, Jr., 
Second Semester 

Francis William Jacob, 
Hiland Lockzvood Fairbanks Prises for 
cellence in Public Speaking: 
Ether Shepley Paul, 1919 
John Albert Edgar McClave, 1919 
Brown Memorial Scholarships: 

Abraham Seth Shwartz, 

Theodore Burgess Fobes, 

Robert G. Albion, 

Frank Arthur Hilton, 

The Colonel William H. Owen Premium: 

Aaron Wallace Canney, 






Last evening as the Commencement play came 
to an end, the audience was startled by terrific 
war whoops from the further end of the campus, 
and half a hundred men, clad in the uniform of 
the famous Ku Klux Klan of the south, dashed 
across the campus, headed by several men on 
horseback. It was the members of the class of 
1911, celebrating their fifth reunion, appearing 
for the first time in their uniforms. At their 
head was the "grand wizard of the invisible em- 
pire," William H. Clifford of Lewiston, and he 
carried a huge blazing cross. The uniforms were 
striking, — long flowing robes of white, while on 
the breast of each man was emblazoned the 
southern fiery cross. The men were masked so 
that their features were indistinguishable and it 
was some little time before the alumni as a whole 
knew what class it was. The idea was based on 
Thomas A. Dixon's "Clansman" which recently 
attracted so much attention when it was 
dramatized for the moving pictures under the 
title "The Birth of a Nation." 

The class had a tent on the Delta, open day 
and night. About fifty out of the 72 in the class 
returned for the reunion. There was a smoker 
at the tent Tuesday evening, and yesterday after- 
noon there was a clambake at Maquoit. The com- 
mittee in charge of the reunion were Ernest G. 
Fifield of Boston, Fred R. Lord of Augusta, Har- 
rison L. Robinson of Bangor, and Harry L. Wig- 
gin of Boston. 


Professor Roscoe J. Ham has been appointed 
one of a party of eleven to go to Russia to study 
Red Cross conditions, and the state of the pris- 
oners in the Russian camps. He will be official- 
ly attached to the American legation at Petro- 
grad. though most of the work will be under the 
American minister at Moscow. Professor Ham 
will leave Saturday, probably, and will be absent 


during the first semester next year. He has been 
in the German department of the Bowdoin fac- 
ulty since 1901, with the exception of two years 
at Trinity College. He is a graduate of Har- 
vard and has studied at the University of Berlin. 


Balance, G. A. McWilliams, 1915 $ .73 

Sale of Caps 11500 

Football Dance 21.76 

Rallies 28.10 

Blanket Tax Allotment 25.00 

Total $190-59 


Wm. Filene's Sons, (Caps) $ 62.50 

J. A. Slocum Co 11.35 

Rallies and Entertainments 43-12 

Delegate, N. E. Oratorical League 16.00 

Bugle Cuts 10.00 

Printing 33.00 

Stamps and Incidentals 3.40 

Total $179-37 

Surplus for Year $ 11.22 

James A. Dunn, 

Sec'y Treas. 
Audited June 20, 1916. 
W. B. Mitchell, 
Faculty Auditor. 


To the Editor of the Orient: — 

Sir : — I wish to explain the motives that have 
prompted me to make a protest against what I 
consider a downward tendency in Bowdoin 
scholarship. In the last three years, which I 
mention because they include my own experience 
in college, there have been certain instructor- 
ships filled by men without experience in teach- 
ing or without the training of graduate work. To 
be specific, to mention names, Tuttle, Hayes, Cof- 
fin, Bodurtha, Fobes, Oliver, and others have 
taught in the college either as undergraduates or 
as graduates without experience ',or training*. 
Now I learn that John L. Baxter of the class of 
1916, is to return in the fall as instructor in Ger- 
man after having taken eight German courses in 

This and the other instances mentioned I can 
not reconcile with the expressed policy of Pres- 
ident Hyde of scouring the country to secure new 
instructors and professors. I can not reconcile 
myself to seeing elementary courses in the hands 
of instructors without experience or training. It 

seems quite reasonable to me to demand from an 
instructor as much experience or graduate work 
for qualification at Bowdoin as is demanded at 
Portland High School or the Boston high schools 
or other reputable and progressive schools. I 
have heard the statement that inexperience may 
be forgiven in a Bowdoin instructor, provided 
the appointment is merely temporary. Is this 
quite just to the undergraduates who must fore- 
go the advantages of expert and mature instruc- 
tion, while experiments are made with the vari- 
ous departments? 

There are, I am sensible, certain reasons why 
this policy has been followed which are not evi- 
dent at first glance. I am conscious that there 
has been a deficit the past year; I also feel cer- 
tain that the search for a German instructor has 
been confined to the class of 1916. Is there a re- 
lation between these two statements? If finan- 
cial reasons governed the faculty when they pur- 
sued this policy in the past and gave their sanc- 
tion to it recently, if they have chosen to follow 
this method of economizing, has it been without 
sideration of other means? Has the limit of 
financial loyalty been reached among the alumni ? 
Are certain courses indispensable to the extent 
that quality must be sacrificed on the altar of 
quantity ? 

There are certain courses in the curriculum 
which are recognized on the campus as "snap 
courses." I might mention them to meet with 
denial on the part of the men who teach them, 
but I have seen the undergraduates elect them 
laughingly with the avowed intention of a peace- 
ful year. Yet in nearly every instance these 
courses are taught by full professors, while ele- 
mentary courses are entrusted to instructors such 
as I have referred to. 

I have written this letter frankly ; I can not 
vouch for the pedagogical soundness of my con- 
victions, but I can vouch for the sincerity of my 
belief. I believe, furthermore, that I speak for 
the majority of the undergraduates when I pro- 
test against inexperience and lack of training in 
instruction in the elementary courses ; I have 
talked with many of the undergraduates, have 
found confirmation for my belief in their own 
convictions, and have received offers of signa- 
tures to a round robin or a common letter. I 
write impersonally; I do not accuse Mr. Baxter 
or the others of inefficiency or incompetence. My 
protest is that by the appointment of inexperi- 
enced instructors, tfie undergraduates, especially 
the freshmen, are deprived, temporarily, perhaps, 
of the expert instruction in the elementary 
courses that is so necessary for the pursuit of 


more advanced courses. 

I only wish to ask one more question. Is it 
more important that the instruction given at 
Bowdoin should be thorough, although limited, 
or that new courses should be added constantly 

without regard for the financial ability of the 
college to equip them properly? 
Very truly yours, 
Edwin H. Blanchard, 1917. 

PROF. ROSCOE J. HAM, Appointed Special Assistant to the 
American Ambassador at Petrograd 


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NO. 12 


Never before in the 114 years of Bowdoin's 
history has the registration exceeded 400. Only 
once last year was that number reached, but mid- 
years shrunk the registration again. At present 
there are 424 enrolled, the class distribution be- 
ing as follows : 

1917 83 

1918 92 

1919 no 

1920 134 

Specials S 

The Freshmen have nearly broken the record 
set by 1918 as the largest class to enter, and be- 
fore the week is over, 140 will probably be 
reached. The mortality was not heavy during 
the summer, and the upper classes are still fair- 
ly intact. 

The fact that Bowdoin has had a registration 
of 400 in two consecutive years will probably 
mean the erection of a new dormitory during the 
coming year. Winthrop, Maine, and Appleton 
cannot accommodate half the student body, and 
the fraternity houses are not able to look out 
for the other half, so that there is more rooming 
oft the campus than usual. 

Among the men who will not return to College 
this year are Boothby '17, Colbath '17, Keene '17, 
Berryman '18, Brierly '18, C. D. Brown '18, 
Creighton '18, Curran '18, Howard '18, Farnham 
'18, Macintosh '18, MacMullin '18, Morse 18, 
Pirnie '18, Roper '18, Sanderson '18, Skolfield 
'18, Wallace '18, Wheet '18, Vl^oodfill '18, Bur- 
rough '19, Erwere '19, Fernald '19, Hemenway 
'19, Moon '19, Robinson '19, Shwartz '19, G. M. 
Stephens '19, and Warren '19. 


The Bowdoin eleven launched its 1916 season 
successfully by defeating Middlebury Saturday 
with a score of 7-0. The score was made by 
Bradford on an end run with the ball on the 
three yard line. 

The team played a fairly consistent game 
throughout. With the weight a little to its ad- 
vantage, it was able to pierce the Middlebury line 

almost at will and only the failure to take ad- 
vantage of several opportunities to score pre- 
vented a larger tally. While the line was not par- 
ticularly strong on the defensive, the backfield 
played a good game for the first of the season, 
Bowdoin's interference was particularly good. 

Middlebury was never dangerously near the 
Bowdoin goal posts. Captain Horsford broke up 
several dangerous plays, and Whitney, the Mid- 
dlebury quarterback, ran back several punts. One 
unsuccessful field goal was attempted. 

In general the game showed Bowdoin to be in 
good early season shape. Under the excellent 
coaching of Weatherhead the men worked well 
together and showed good knowledge of the 
game. Whether they will hold together against 
a heavier team, the Maine series will tell. 

Among the features of the game was the good 
offensive work of Peacock, a forty yard run on 
an intercepted forward pass by Chapman and 
the general playing of Bartlett. 

The summary : 


Bradford, Drummond, le re, Brewster 

McNaughton, It rt Canty- 
Stewart, Ig rg. Hor-^ford 

Stone, c c, Lang 

Younp, rfc Ig. arU 

Oliver, rt It, Lynch 

Foster, Merrill, re le, Myrick 

Shumway, Phillips, qb qb, Bresnahan 

Peacock, Boratis, Ihb rhb, Whitney 

Bartlett, rhb Ihb, Pollard 

Chapman. Cushman, fb fb, Randall 

Score — Bowdoin 7, Middleburv 0. Touchdown — 
Bradford. Umpire — Keegan of Pittsfield. Referee — 
Carpenter of Amherst. Head linesman — Jones of 
Middlebury. Time — Four 12-minute quarters. 


Bowdoin starts the football season with a team 
coached again under the Harvard system, with a 
fast backfield but a line weakened by the gradu- 
ation of Capt. Leadbetter and the other heavy 
linemen. A squad of nearly thirty reported to 
Coach Weatherhead a week before college 
opened, and that number has been increased as 
others have returned to college. The Freshman 
class promises to have some good varsity ma- 
terial and two of the new men were taken on the 
Middlebury trip. There are plenty of candidates 
for the backfield, but there is a dearth of line 
material among the new men. Coach Weather- 
head has worked a good team into shape for the 



opening of the season and the men are expected 
to do well under their second year of Haughton 

Last year's backfield remains nearly intact, 
Dyar being the only man lost by graduation. 
Capt. Shumway has been working out at quarter 
and also as halfback. Phillips is playing quarter 
again, though he is the lightest man who ever 
made a football letter at Bowdoin. Bartlett and 
Peacock both starred in the backfield last year 
and are showing up very well this fall. One of 
the most promising of the new men is Cushman, 
an Andover man who has been used as a half- 
back very successfully. Curtis and Crockett are 
two other freshmen who promise well in the 
backfield, both having had experience on the 
teams of large high schools. Needelman, who 
transferred from Maine a year ago, will be 
eligible for the eleven, and will doubtless appear 
later in the season. McConaughy will not be able 
to play this fall on account of a serious illness 
during the summer. Cobb, Boratis, Turner, Saf- 
ford and Merrill are working out in the backfield 
and show the earmarks of varsity men. Colbath 
did not return to college this fall, and Nevens is 
at Tufts. 

In the line, the ends and center hold firm, but 
there is a scarcity of tackles. Oliver played a 
star game at tackle last season, and McNaughton 
is also a man of experience. Chapman and 
Bradford are both veterans at the end positions, 
and Cliff Foster has returned to play end after a 
year's absence. The second freshman to make 
the trip was Drummond, the brother of three 
former football men, who has played on the 
Abbot School eleven and is out for end. The 
guards are Young and Kern, who are the heav- 
iest men to replace Leadbetter and Moulton. 
Stone is again playing center and guard, and 
Small is also at center. 

As the other Maine elevens have scarcely got- 
ten into action, it is early to forecast the Maine 
series, but Colby and Maine will be strong con- 
tenders as usual. Coach Weatherhead is quite 
confident of his charges and there is a good pros- 
pect of victory in the early games of the sched- 
ule. An important game will be that with 
Holy Cross in Portland after the state series is 
over. Bowdoin has not tackled the big eleven 
from Worcester recently and the game will be 
an interesting one. Manager Blanchard has ar- 
ranged a game with the eleven, from Fort Mc- 
Kinley in Portland Harbor next week. It will be 
the first game of the season on Whittier Field, 
and while the soldiers have a strong team, it is 
expected that the collegians will win. The sec- 
ond team practiced at the field while the varsity 

was away, the game with Portland High having 
been cancelled. 


Jere Abbott, Dexter; Robert Haviland Adams, 
Holliston, Mass.; Stanley Baker Adams, Bangor; 
Everett Agnew Allen, Bangor; Gordon Hewes 
Allen, Reading, Mass.; George Raymond As- 
nault, Calais; Edward Wilson Atwood, Port- 
land; Myron Halburton Avery, North Lu- 
bec; Joseph Lynwood Badger, Pittsfield; Al- 
bert Russell Bartlett, Norway; Albion Moulton 
Benton, Kezar Falls; Wendell Hinds Berry, Yar- 
mouth; Clifford Emory Blake, Pittsfield; Elmer 
Isaiah Boardman, Islesboro ; Henry W. Boyker, 
Portland ; Lewis Woodbridge Brown, Skowhe- 
gan ; Robert Edward Brown, Sharon, Mass. ; 
Lisle Leroy Burns, Waterville; Charles Raymond 
Campbell, Somerville, Mass. ; Howard Lawrence 
Chick, Norway; Irving Granderson Clapham, 
Charlestown; Leslie William Clark, Ogunquit; 
Robert Earle Cleaves, Portland; William Con- 
greve, Jr., Antrim, N. H. ; Willard Morse Cook, 
Jamacia Plain, Mass.; Kenneth Brown Coombs, 
Auburn; Sanford Burnham Cousins, Brewer; 
Kenneth Gerard Crabtree, Hancock; Philip Dyer 
Crockett, Everett, Mass. ; Mortimer Blake Cross- 
man, Newton Center, Mass. ; Harry Lester Cur- 
tis, Topsham ; William Woodside Curtis, Jr., 
Pawtucket, R. I.; George Hillard Bradford Cut- 
ler, Boston; Alvan A. Cushman, Brookline, 
Mass.; Holman Barnes Daggett, Strong; Henry 
Harlow Davies, Augusta; Allen Littlefield Davis, 
Springvale; Ralph Percy Davis, Kennebunk; 
Arthur Albert Demuth, Lisbon Falls ; Louis Bur- 
ton Dennett, Bangor; Harvey Franklin Doe, 
Palermo; Archie Oliver Dostie, Farmington; 
Forest Wilder Douglass, Bowdoinham ; James S. 
Draper, Wayland, Mass. ; Ainslee Hayden Drum- 
mond, Portland ; Delmont Thurston Dunbar, Pe- 
nobscot ; Edward H. Ellms, Dexter ; Roswell Del- 
mont Emerson, Island Falls ; Ralph Emerson 
Eustis, Strong; Reginald Langley Flanders, 
Brentwood, N. H. ; Francis Allen Ford, Bruns- 
wick; Newell Hamilton Foster, Newcastle; Car- 
roll Edward Fuller, Portland ; Philip Everett 
Goodhue, Portland; Leland Matthew Goodrich, 
Pittsfield; Stanley M. Gordon, Ilion, N. Y.; 
Plimpton Guptill, Topsham ; Douglass Arno 
Haddock. Calais ; Charles A. Haggerty, Webster, 
Mass.; Allen William Hall, Hall's Mill; Oliver 
Gray Hall, Bangor; Henry Wallace Hanson, Jr., 
Bath; Charles Roy Harris, Lynn, Mass.; Walter 
Fulton Whittimore Hay, Westbrook; Robert 
Townshend Dade Heaton, Paeonian Springs, Va. ; 
Emerson H. Higgins, South Portland; Craig 
Stevens Houston, Guilford ; George Goodwin 



Houston, Guilford; Albert Edwin Hurrell, South 
Portland ; Donald Cogswell Johnson, Putnam, 
Conn. ; Thomas Rogers Johnson, Washington, D. 
C. ; Burleigh S. P. Jones, Augusta ; Charles Alton 
Jordan, Jr., Lisbon ; Frederick Greenhalge 
Kileski, Lowell, Mass. ; Chester William Kirk, 
Jamaica Plain, Mass. ; Henry William Lamb, 
Portland; Frederic Knight Leach, Rockport; 
Clarence R. Linder, Lawrence, Mass. ; Reginald 
Thomas Lombard, South Portland ; Burchard 
Kilkenny Look, Strong; Percy Ridley Low, Bath; 
Lawrence McElwee, Houlton ; John Houghton 
McLellan, Jr., Bath; Justin Stephen McPartland, 
New Haven, Conn. ; Richard Kenneth McWil- 
liams, Bangor; William Lewis Mansfield, Jones- 
port; Alfred Wade Marshall, Fort Fairfield; 
Paul Venner Mason, Guilford; Stacey Maxfield, 
Pittsfield; Warren Fairfield Millard, Freeport, N. 
Y. ; Lawrence Buxton A^errill, Yarmouth ; Car- 
rol Lewis Milliken, North Saco ; William Henry 
Montgomery, Washington, D. C; Nahum Park 
Moore, Rumford; Leland Harper Moses, North 
Gorham ; Oliver Moses, 3d, Bath ; Perley James 
Mundie, Calais; Leslie Everett Norwood, South 
Portland; Durrell Leighton Noyes, Winter Har- 
bor; Edwin Clarence Palmer, Fort Fairfield; 
Harold Stanley Prosser, Lisbon Falls ; Croshy 
Eaton Redman, Corinna; Cornelius Packard 
Rhoads, Springfield, Mass. ; Avard Leroy Richan, 
Rockland; Irving Trefethern Richards, South 
Portland; Norman Eugene Robbins, Readfield; 
Ezra Pike Rounds, Cornish ; Thomas Bakes 
Rowell, Dexter; Harold Y. Saxon, Cambridge, 
Mass.; Arthur Sewall, 2nd, Bath; Charles Albert 
Skillin, Hallowell ; Roger Deering Skillings, 
Bath; Cloyd Eldon Small, Kingfield; Mitchell 
Hull Smith, Gorham; Samuel Albert Smith, Pat- 
ten; Paul Webster Smith, Portland; Henry 
Sprince, Lewiston ; Harold Merle Springer, 
Skowhegan ; William Alfred Sturgis, Portland ; 
Walter Blake Taft, Lisbon Falls; Edgar Curtis 
Taylor, Derry, N. H. ; Charles Leo Thebeau, 
Bath; Brooks Maxwell Tibbetts, Pemaquid Har- 
bor; Frederic Guy Titcomb, Saco; Clifford Rose 
Tupper, Princeton; Rodney Davenport Turner, 
Augusta; Roland Bibber Wadsworth, Eastport; 
Maynard Cole Waltz, Warren ; Robert Weinblatt, 
Bath ; George Allen Wentworth, Skowhegan ; 
David Walter White, Topsham ; John Joseph 
Whitney, Ellsworth Falls ; Tracy Sumner Wood, 
West Boylston, Mass.; William Gordon Wyman, 
Damariscotta; Carroll Everett York, Brunswick; 
Emerson Walter Zeitler, Collinsville, Conn. 
Special Students 
Michael J. Delehanty, Jr., Boston, Mass.; John 
J. Sullivan, Cambridge, Mass. ; Rufus T. Tillson, 
Dexter; Paul C. Young, Westbrook. 

Admitted to Upper Classes 
1917 — Carl S. Kuebler, Hackensack, N. J. 
1918 — Amos L. Allen, Dalton, Mass.; Norris 
A. Buncamper, Dutch West Indies ; Abner W. 
Roundtree, Merle A. Wood, West Boylston, 

1919 — Fred P. Hall, Jr., Lisbon Falls; Charles 
E. Flynn, Cliftondale, Mass.; Harold C. Knight, 
East Jaffrey, N. H. ; William J. Lyons, Norwich, 
Conn.; Merton J. McGrath, Ridlonville; George 
H. Casey, Portland; J. L. Cain, New York City. 

The annual reception to the entering class was 
held in the Union last Thursday evening instead 
of in Hubbard Hall as formerly. Handbooks 
and identification tags were issued to all the stu- 
dents present, and light refreshments were served 
by a caterer. Marston '17 presided and suitably 
introduced the several speakers. President Hyde 
welcomed the new men and remarked that Bow- 
doin has been waiting one hundred and fourteen 
years for the present Freshmen. McConaughy 
'17 outlined the purposes of the A.S.B.C. and 
made an earnest plea for the payment of the 
Blanket Tax. An appeal for more football can- 
didates was issued by Coach Weatherhead. Rev. 
C. W. Goodrich represented the churches of the 
town and welcomed the new men in their behalf. 
Dean Sills received a great ovation, and talked 
upon ''The Student." Bowdoin Beata closed the 
evening's program. 


In accordance with the by-laws of the Govern- 
ing Board of the Bowdoin Union, the following 
recapitulation of the receipts and expenditures 
for the year ending Sept. i, 1916, is presented: 


Billiards and Pool $243.52 

Sale of Candy ^78.32 

Sale of Tobacco 109.77 

Expense (from all other sources) 21.48 

Total Receipts $553-09 


Billiards and Pool $24.53 

Candy 138.80 

Tobacco 94-25 

Expense (all other expense) 193-05 

Total (exclusive of attendant's wages) $450.63 

Attendant's Wages $237.10 

Appropriation was made last year to meet 
deficit due to wages of attendants. 

Approved, S. B. Furbish, 





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Donald W. Philbrick, 1917, Editor-in-Chief 

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Vol. XLVI. SEPT. 26, 1916 No. 12 

To 1920 

Again this year the College opens with a Fresh- 
man class of record size. Many new faces are 
seen about the campus and it is only natural for 
those who have been here longer and who have 
the best interests of the College at heart to won- 
der what sort of men they will prove to be. While 
their individualism will not be lost — and fortu- 
nate it is that such is the case — yet there is 
bound to be in each one a development along 
lines laid out by generations of Bowdoin men, 
all with kindred ideals. Unconscious thoug-h he 

may be of change, the associations formed and 
the determinations made during the first few 
weeks are going to do much toward moulding 
him into the man he will be after graduation. So 
much the more important is it then that these as- 
sociations should be formed with the greatest 
care, that the determination to do well certain 
definite things should be accompanied by a wise 
selection of those things best suited to the ca- 
pacities of the individual and most likely to 
strengthen and develop the best there is in him. 

You have been invited, at the Y.M.C.A. re- 
ception and other occasions, to participate in the 
various activities. The football team needs a 
second team and a third team to ensure success 
next year. Track provides opportunity for many. 
The Orient wants earnest candidates for edi- 
torial positions. The Musical Clubs, the Dra- 
matic Club, debating and the band must all de- 
pend for their success on new men from your 
class to fill the gaps caused by graduation. Com- 
petition for managerships is open to all. The 
many courses of the curriculum are here to be 
used by you for your own benefit. Good scholar- 
ship is not a thing to disdain or pass lightly over 
as beneath a man of the world. All these things 
are worth doing and are worth doing well. Fix 
your minds upon accomplishment of certain 
worthy ends and work continuously and earnest- 
ly with these ends in view. Determine to give 
your college the best there is in you of loyalty 
and service and to receive from it what it has to 
offer and you will soon become a true Bowdoin 
man, one whom the College may ever feel proud 
to have numbered among her sons. 

Proclamation Night 

As the traditional time for Proclamation 
Night again draws near, we can but express a 
hope that the Sophomores will be allowed to 
carry out their program without undue inter- 
ference from upper classes. The experience of 
the last year or two has led many to desire the 
abolition of the customary pasting and posting 
of the proclamations when accompanied by the 
destruction of property of the College and those 
unfortunate individuals who chance to room in 
the End chosen for a class fight. As a survival 
of the old time hazing, Proclamation Night is 
much more harmless than many things that have 
been abolished here or survive in other institu- 
tions and it is desirable that its observance should 
be left strictly to the two classes involved. Any 
financial loss which may then result can be 
charged to the offenders with much more justice 
than if a few Juniors or Seniors take it upon 



themselves to involve their classes also. Fur- 
thermore, as a disciplinary measure, it will ap- 
pear much more serious to the Freshmen if the 
Sophomores proclaim their regulations without 
interference than if upper classmen bring on a 
fight in the dormitories or help some members of 
the class to escape it entirely. Let us stand back 
and give the Sophomores a fair chance to prove 
their ability to. carry out the traditional part of 
the evening's work without disastrous conse- 


In the trenches of the Allies, on the Mexican 
border, at Plattsburg and on the John Paul Jones 
cruise, Bowdoin students were active this sum- 
mer. One freshman was a British trench fight- 
er, and two undergraduates were driving ambu- 
lances up to the firing line. On the Rio Grande, 
there was a Bowdoin man in the regular army 
and two in the militia. At Plattsburg, two Bow- 
doin men distinguished themselves as the best 
shots of the camp. Most of these students have 
returned, but there is still an ambulance near 
Verdun with a Bowdoin driver, and two of the 
militiamen are just returning from Texas. There 
were many alumni active in all these fields, many 
of them in high positions. 

After nearly a year in the trenches in Bel- 
gium and Flanders, John J. Sullivan of Cam- 
bridge, Mass., returned to attend the Plattsburg 
camp, and has entered college as a special stu- 
dent. He was a member of the loth Intrenching 
Battalion of the Royal Engineers. Three times 
he was carried to the hospital as a result of the 
gas attacks, and he has had a most intimate 
contact with the war. Carlton M. Pike '17 has 
returned after six months at the front with the 
amtiulance corps, driving up to the trenches for 
wounded every evening. Harold A. Manderson 
'18 crossed in June after the close of college and 
will stay until February with the ambulance 

When the militia was called to the border in 
June, Joseph R. Sandford '18 went as corporal in 
the Skowhegan company of the Second Regiment, 
N.G.S.M. He is expected to return to college 
within a few days, as the college men on the 
border have been released for the most part. 
William M. Fay '19 joined the Ninth Massachu- 
setts after it was ordered to Texas, and is now 
orderly in that regiment, and will also return to 
college shortly. The First Regiment, N.G.S. 
M. is organized as a part of the coast artillery 
corps and was not sent to Mexico. Several 

Bowdoin men were members of this organization. 
Frederic Canavello '19 spent the summer with the 
regulars in Battery A of the Second Field Artil- 
lery, stationed at McAllen, Texas. He has re- 
turned for the openiqg of college after spending 
91 days in the service. 

The Plattsburg campaign at the College last 
spring was certainly fruitful, for there were 23 
Bowdoin students in attendance and Philip M. 
Johnson '18 distinguished himself as the best 
rifleman of all the civilian soldiers. Johnson, 
who was champion schoolboy rifleman of the 
country while in Deering High School, made a 
score of 237 out of a possible 250, and Richard 
T. Schlosberg '18 stood second with a score well 
over 200. These men are prominent in the Bow- 
doin Rifle Club and will form the nucleus for a 
good team this year. Alden F. Head '16 was a 
first lieutenant, and other Bowdoin men held 
officers' commissions. Fred A. McConkey 'e.i--'i8 
was wounded in the head by the richochet of a 
bullet as he was leaving the rifle pits and was 
in the hospital as a result of the accident. 

The Bowdoin men at Plattsburg were Sidney 
M. Brown '16, Edward C. Hawes '16, Alden F. 
Head '16, Lew M. Noble '16, Erik Achorn '17, 
Edwin H. Blanchard '17, Percy F. Crane '17, 
Donald W. Philbrick '17, Daniel W. True '17, 
Ralph E. Davison '18, Stewart N. DeMott '18, 
Robert Creighton '18, John R. Edwards '18, 
Henry C. Haskell '18, Frank D. Hazeltine '18, 
Lee M. Friedman '18, Philip M. Johnson '18, 
Fred A. McConkey e.r-'i8, William W. Blanchard 
'19, Jacob B. Ham '19, William F. Martin '19, 
John A. E. McClave '19, Justin S. McPartland 
'20, and John J. Sullivan, special. On the "Naval 
Plattsburg" cruise were John R. Edwards '18, 
Robert G. Albion '18, Reynold H. Brooks eA--'i8 
and Stanley B. Adams '20 on the Kearsarge and 
the Virginia. 

The attendance at the training camps is a great 
increase over the previous year when Hawes '16 
and Achorn '17 were the only Bowdoin men to 
attend. The active campaign for Plattsburg in 
the spring with the talks was instrumental in se- 
curing many men, but the personal missionary 
work of the men who attended counted for much 
also. The naval cruise was an experiment this 
year and it did not have the traditions of the year 
of Plattsburg but a larger representation from 
Bowdoin is expected next year. The faculty 
voted last winter that attendance at summer mil- 
itary training camps, together with a course of 
lectures on military science, count as a point to- 
ward a degree, but as yet no definite arrange- 
ments have been made for such a course. 




C'onspicuous in the Freshman class this year is 
Allen L. Davis of Springvale, who is only fif- 
teen years old and sports himself in knickerbock- 
ers. Young Davis is undoubtedly one of the 
youngest men who ever entered Bowdoin. He 
has a good record behind him and is taking both 
Latin and Mathematics. He went to the district 
schools in Springvale at the age of six, and at 
eleven to the Sanford High School from which 
he was graduated last June, His father is a 
graduate of the Bowdoin Medical School in the 
class of 1901. Davis accounts for his rapid ad- 
vance in the schools to the interest of two in- 
structors who are now teaching in Maine col- 

The Democratic party honored Dean Sills this 
summer with the nomination for United States 
senator to take the place of the late Senator Bur- 
leigh. Dean Sills received a vote well up with 
those of the other members of his party in the 
state election, but the Republicans carried all 
the major offices. The Dean spent an active sum- 
mer speaking around the state and Bowdoin men 
watched with interest his entrance into big pol- 


Phi Theta Upsilon has taken the Tontine Hotel 
on Pleasant street at Commencement time and 
has had it remodelled for use as a fraternity 
house. The new house accommodates about 
twenty men and has good facilities for a dining 
club. A corporation was formed for the purchase 
of the hotel with Harvey D. Miller '17 as presi- 


On this evening at 7.30 o'clock in the Union 
will be held the annual business meeting of the 
Bowdoin College Rifle Club. The business to be 
considered is the treasurer's report (appended) 
for the last year, election of new officers, budget 
for coming year, ammunition distribution accord- 
ing to score on all ranges and employment of a 
student armeror. The analysis of expenditures 
for past year follows : 


Dues ,. $94-00 

Rebate from Rock Island Arsenal .74 

Sale of empty shells 4.50 

Total receipts $99-24 


Printing and correspondence $19.10 

Equipment (oil, cloth, books, etc.) 16.64 

Transportation charges on ammunition . . . 19.87 
Dues to National Rifle Association 5.00 

Total $60.61 

Cash on hand Sept. 21st $38.63 

The proposed budget for next year follows : 


Dues (100 members) $100.00 

Bal. from last year 38.63 

Possible sale of shells 5.00 

Total approximate income $143.63 


Correspondence and printing $20.00 

Equipment 25.00 

Fitting of gun room 12.00 

Transportation of ammunition 20.00 

Dues to National Rifle Association . . 5.00 

Payment of Armorer 20.00 

Total $102.00 

Balance (approximate) for next year . . $41.63 
Plattsburg experience shows that of 100 men 
of average ability the following distribution of 
scores will be made : 

Class I 50 men will shoot 32 or less. 
Class 2 30 men will shoot 32 to 38 
Class 3 12 men will shoot 38 to 42 
Class 4 8 men will shoot 42 to 50 
It is proposed to allow men of Class i, 120 
rounds of ammunition free of charge, men of 
Class 2, 200 rounds, charging y^ cent per round 
above 120 rounds, men of class 3, 360 rounds 
charging J4 cent per round above 120 rounds, 
and men of Class 4, 400 rounds charging J4 cent 
per round above 120 rounds. These total as fol- 
lows : 

Class I 6000 rounds No income 

Class 2 6000 rounds $12.00 income 

Class 3 3600 rounds $10.80 income 

Class 4 3200 rounds $11.20 income 

Grand total of ammunition will be .18,8001 
rounds of which 16,500 are on hand. This leaves 
to be purchased 2,300 rounds at a cost of $18.00 
per thousand or $41.40. The total income from 
sale of extra ammunition by above schedule will 
be $34.00. The deficit of $7.40 will be met by 
the club. 

The good work on the ranges done by Bowdoin 
men at Plattsburg makes us hopeful of a winning 
team in any shoots we may enter. The club is 
particularly anxious to have a full enrollment of 
100 men and members of all classes who have 
any interest in the sport are urged to join. 



The following' letter has been received from 

Manderson '18 who has been with the Ambulance 

Corps since July : 

Paris, August 27, 19 16 
Dear Mr. Langley, 

At the front. How wonderful that seems to 
American ears ! Yet I have not heard a gun 
today. Instead the swallows are chirping gaily 
and every once in a while the sun breaks thru 
the clouds and one is very happy to be here. It 
is however at present almost like a pleasure trip. 
There is almost nothing to do for the sector at 
which I am stationed is very quiet now. 

We are in a beautiful mountain country, scen- 
ery the most wonderful I have ever seen and 
roads most terrible too. The natives here all 
speak German and since I have forgotten all the 
German I ever had and have put myself to study- 
ing French, it is most difficult to talk to them. 

I am on my first duty at a hospital near the 
lines. The "Postes de Secour" evacuate to this 
hospital and these are evacuated to the base hos- 
pitals, that is, provided there are any to evacuate. 

Day before yesterday we arrived at our base 
and began operations. We have twenty ambu- 
lances in the section, a section chief and a French 
second lieutenant and several more French me- 
chanics, cooks and clerks. All in all we have 
quite an establishment. Our base is in a very 
small village in which we are the only military 
organization at present. Our second lieutenant 
is mayor and chief of the fire department. I 
think he likes the fire department the better for 
there is rarely anything to do and the firemen 
have wonderfully brilliant uniforms. I imagine 
that they will soon become expert in quick 
changes of costume. 

Immediately after our arrival, almost as if a 
spectacle staged for our amusement, an aero- 
plane came flying up the valley. It did not come 
far however for the French batteries opened fire. 
It is very interesting to watch such a bombard- 
ment. You can see little puffs of smoke break 
out here and there, and a few seconds later you 
hear the boom of the breaking shell. The idea 
is to have the shell break quite a little above the 
machine and then the fragments fall on it having 
an added force, besides that of the explosion, 
from gravity. The people beneath never enjoy 
these bombardments because whatever goes up 
must come down and if it comes down on you, 
you have very little chance of surviving. The 
people, inhabitants of the zone directly behind 
the line have become accustomed to the war. 
They go about their business as if it were peace 

time and no danger were near. It is very amus- 
ing to watch them dumb along in their wooden 
sabots. No wonder they are not a graceful peo- 
ple, this peasant class, for nothing more awk- 
ward could be invented. Yet they are wonderful 
from a point of efficiency. They keep the feet 
warm and dry. As near as I can find out they 
are used much as rubbers are at home, and they 
never wear out. Hereafter have great respect 
for American shoes. They are superior and 
cheaper than any others on earth. I have taken 
mine to a cobbler's to have some hob nails put in. 
He regarded them with open eyes and exclaimed, 
"Ces sont Amerique," and then charged me an 
enormous price because I wore such expensive 

Concerning our work, at present I can tell you 
little. We have, without doubt, the most difficult 
driving on the whole front. The mountain roads 
are very steep and very ill-kept. Impossible for 
any ambulance except a Ford. The supplies even 
in many cases are carried on mule-back for 
wagons are very difficult to manage. The first 
day, two of our cars were stuck on steep grades 
and had to be pulled out by horses and the other 
had to have several men to push in order to start 
it. It is necessary to become accustomed to the 
roads. After one knows the road, he recognizes 
every opportunity to stop and let the motor cool. 
A cool motor is the prime necessity of mountain 

Here at the hospital (in the village) where I 
am staying, there are many French. You should 
hear me babble away in unintelligible sounds! 
The French are always polite and answer some- 
thing that I cannot understand. 

I have just had my dinner or "soupe." I eat 
with the soldiers. The food is very eatable. A 
new trick here that I am getting on to is the man- 
ner of washing dishes. After you have finished 
your meal you empty your remnants into the 
soup dish from which all are supposed to have 
been served. (I have yet to find out if it is used 
again.) Then you take a piece of bread and 
carefully clean your plate, knife, fork, spoon and 
dipper. You would be surprised what a good 
job can be done. A meal usually consists of a soup, 
very thin and watery, meat and a vegetable, some 
wine which I don't know how to spell the name 
of. I will spell it according to sound, "peena." 
This is the name the soldiers have given it. 

This afternoon I am going to play a little 
bridge with the officers here. It is raining again, 
always it seems to rain here. I think there is 
something wrong with this climate. 

I have been given one of those steel helmets 


which you see in the pictures, also a gas mask. I 
wonder if I will ever make use of it. 

Well I have written nearly two pages. I must 
close. Don't be too disgusted with your world 
over there. It appears in brilliant colors from 
here. Above all, don't believe all that you hear 
about the war and our work. Although much of 
it is very dangerous, the writers are very apt to 
overdo it. 

Yours truly, 

Harold A. Manderson. 

Y. M. C. A. NOTES 

On Sept. 15th, 1 6th and 17th an intercollegiate 
conference was held at Lake Cobbosseecontee 
Winthrop, Maine and Bowdoin was represented 
by five men. The object of the conference was 
to present to the members of the cabinets of the 
Christian Associations of Bates, Bowdoin, Colby 
and University of Maine, a well defined statement 
of the problems which will have to be met in the 
coming year. The Y.M.C.A. office which was 
formerly in Hubbard Hall has been transferred 
to Bannister Hall and will be open in the very 
near future at regular hours. 

The speakers now engaged for public meetings 
of the coming year are Dean Homer Albers of 
Boston University Law School, Dean Edgar A. 
Burton of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 
Eugene R. Kelley, Commissioner of Communi- 
cable Diseases in Massachusetts. An effort is 
being made to add one or two prominent business 
men and bankers to this list. 

Night school classes will be started directly 
after Topsham Fair and will continue until 
Christmas. All men who are interested and who 
are willing to give two nights a week for a month 
and a half are urged to correspond with Mr. 

A club for boys of from ten to fifteen years of 
age will be organized in the vestry of the Church 
on the Hill in the near future. Funds have been 
raised for the payment of a physical director and 
a suitable schedule of instruction will be fol- 
lowed. Two or three men who are willing to 
give their time for one or two evenings a month 
are also needed for this work. 

The Sophomores elected P. S. Turner, presi- 
dent; McClave, vice-president; Mahoney, secre- 
tary-treasurer; White, baseball captain, and 
McCarthy, baseball manager. Yesterday noon 
the Freshmen elected Flanders, president, and 
Crockett, baseball manager. They will choose 
the others this noon. 

©n tfte Campus 

Jones '18 will ring the Chapel bell this year. 

The Bowdoin Club is starting up with full num- 

A number of hang-over chapel warnings from 
last year were issued Saturday. 

The treasurer's office was redecorated during 
the summer and the new finish is a light brown. 

Woodworth '18 was called home last week 
when his brother was killed in a railroad acci- 

Jacob M--'i8 has taken advantage of extra 
credits and become Jacob '17, and Davison has 
done the same. 

The high cost of living has not affected Fresh- 
men caps which are only $.75 this year as com- 
pared with $1.00 last. 

The large registration has been noticeable in 
chapel where even the Seniors have been com- 
pelled to sit in the aisle. 

A new wireless set is being installed on the 
campus. The aerial stretches from a pole near 
the observatory to the south spire of the chapel. 

The personnel of the Ibis this year will be 
Crosby, president; Ross, secretary; Achorn, 
Blanchard, Miller, Philbrick, Rickard, Shumway 
and White. 

There will be adjourns Saturday morning for 
the baseball game. The Student Council met 
yesterday noon to decide upon the nature of the 
class rush to follow the game. 

The call for Freshmen to try out for assistant 
track manager has been sent out, and candidates 
will report to Manager Walker. Atwood '20 and 
Hall '20 were the first to report. 

The first game of the Freshman-Sophomore 
baseball series will be played on the Delta Sat- 
urday morning before the rush. Men must have 
taken a physical examination before they will be 
permitted to play. 

Cutler '20, a member of the cross-country 
squad, has been running all summer with the 
B.A.A. While he has hitherto confined himself 
to the shorter distances, he expects to get much 
out of the cross country. 

All Freshmen who wish to try out for the 
Orient board will meet at the Theta Delt house 
this evening at 7.30 for assignments. It is cus- 
tomary to pick three Freshmen for the board in 
March and one Sophomore in October. 

Some excellent moving pictures of the war will 
be given in Bath Friday evening for the benefit 
of the Red Cross. A good attendance from the 
College is hoped for, though the Sophomores 
will probably stay in Brunswick for Proclamation 


The fraternity stewards this year are Alpha 
Delta Phi, True '17; Psi Upsilon, Johnson '18; 
Delta Kappa Epsilon, Savage '18; Theta Delta 
Chi, Phillips '17; Zeta Psi, King' 17; Delta Upsi- 
lon, Bachelder '18, Kappa Sigma, Oliver '17; Beta 
Theta Pi, Sampson '17. 

Band rehearsals will begin this week. Fresh- 
men and other new men who can play any band 
instrument should see J. L. Scott '18, the man- 
ager, or Mclntire '17, the leader. Old members 
need not be told to watch the bulletin board for 
the date of the first rehearsal. 

The following men have been chosen as as- 
sistants in the various courses: Latin, Bartlett 
'17; German, Norton '18 and Caldwell '19; 
French, Stanley '18; English, Blanchard '17; 
Economics, Bagley '18; History, Oliver '17 and 
Jacob '18; Chemistry, Little '17; Psychology, Lit- 
tle 17; Biology, Wyman 18. 

A wooden bridge spanning a brook at the foot 
of Standpipe Hill on the cross-country course 
was washed away by the spring freshets, and the 
harriers have been unable to get up Standpipe 
Hill, so that nearly half the course has been cut 
off, and the track management is planning the 
construction of a new bridge. 


The 1917 BUGLE will make an 
attractive beginning to your li- 
brary of Bowdoin Annuals which 
you will acquire during your 
years in college. There are a 
few copies yet available which 
can be had at the reduced price of 
$1.00 from Mgr. C. H. Crosby at 
the Deke House. 

Confections, Cigars and Tobacco 

GEORGE H. MORTON, Proprietor 


Over Post Office : : : Brunswick, Maine. 

Men's Fine Shoes 
at Retail 

Our Representative 


will be at 


Today and Tomorrow 

Sept. 26-27 


Cordovan Boots $7.00 
Mahogany Tan $5.00 


2c COLLARS 2c 


We can Launder your work any day in the week 

except Saturday. 
Good Work Prompt Service 

Fred H. White 

Men's Tailor 

125 Maine St. Lewiston, Me. 

The Citizens' Laundry 


At the sign of the Street Railway 

147 Maine Street, : : : Brunswick, Maine 

Old Furniture, Old China, Pewter, Etc. 

Miss Steison 


Men's Furnishings, Clothing, Hats and Caps 

Arrow Collars and Shirts 

Everything new and up-to-date 


Formerly the American Express Office 

Gives personal attention to orders for Antique 
Goods of any kind 

Pianos Victrolais Music 


One hour at owling 

Time well spent 

An amusement innocent 

4 Fine Alleys at 1 86 Maine St. 




B.B.B. Pipes, Cigarettes and Smoking Tobacco 


74 Maine Street 

of Brunswick, Maine 
Capital, $50,000. Surplus and Profits, $100,000 

Student Patronage Solicited 


We carry the largest assortment of Olives, 

Choice Chocolate Confections 

Pickles, Fancy Cheeses and Biscuits of all 
kinds east of Portland. 


87 Maine St. : : : : : : Tel. 136-137. 
Branch Store — 2 Gushing St. — Tel. 16. 

Coal of All Kinds 

In Large or Small Lota 

Otto Coke and Kindling Wood 



98 Maine Street : : : Brunswick, Maine. 
Lincoln Building 


15 Jordan Ave. : : Brunswick, Me. 


Wholesale and Retail 

Fruit and Confectionery of all kinds 

Cigars and Tobacco 
194 Maine Street : : : : : Tel. 154-M. 

Trucking, Hacking, Boeu-ding and Liv- 
ery Stable 

Maine Street, Brunswick. Telephone. 



NO. 13 


A safety in the first minute of play gave Bow- 
doin a 2 to victory over Fort McKinley in a 
very evenly matched game on Whittier Field Sat- 
urday afternoon. The vifeight of the soldiers 
with the clever playing of Apple and Embleton 
in the backfield offset the Harvard tactics of the 
collegians and the spectacular work of Capt. 
Shumway behind a light line which held well. 
The ball remainer near the center of the field 
throughout the game and neither goal was threat- 

The only score came when McjVIillan tried to 
run back Phillips' kick-off. He fumbled and was 
forced to run behind the army goal line. The 
forward pass was tried frequently by both sides, 
the Bowdoin men being more successful in their 
attempts. In line plunging the weight of the sol- 
diers with their i8o pound line was an important 
factor, but Bowdoin got the ball on downs four 
times, while the fort team held but once. Phil- 
lips punted frequently for Bowdoin and made one 
unsuccessful attempt at a field goal. 

After the safety in the first quarter, McKinley 
pushed the ball back to the center of the field 
with heavy line plunging in which Apple figured 
prominently. Embleton punted 30 yards to 
Shumway, and McKinley was penalized for in- 
terfering with a fair catch. Shumway execut- 
ed a 20 yard forward pass to Bradford. Phillips 
attempted a field goal and McKinley rushed the 
ball back to the center of the field and punted. 
Bowdoin punted back to Apple, who brought 
the ball back 15 yards. Apple made a spectacular 
forward pass to Donovan, netting 25 yards, and 
the quarter closed with the ball on Bowdoin's 15- 
yard line. 

Shumway ran the ball 15 yards through the 
army line at the beginning of the second quarter, 
and blocked the soldier's attempt at a forward 
pass. A second pass went wild, and McMillan 
punted to Shumway. Bowdoin worked a forward 
pass and then punted for a touchback. Donovan 
blocked a forward pass and ran the ball to Bow- 
doin's 15-yard line. Punting carried it to the 
middle of the field, and the last minutes of 
play were spent in line plunging in which Turner 
and Phillips were prominent. 

There was little open play in the third quar- 
ter. Bowdoin held the soldiers twice for downs, 
and Turner carried the ball through the visitor's 
line for several gains. Waite intercepted a Bow- 
doin pass and ran the ball back 20 yards, and the 
quarter closed with two brilliant end runs by 
Embleton leaving the ball in the center of the 

Who Played Stellar Game at Halfback against Soldiers 

Bowdoin had hopes of a touchdown in the last 
quarter after Phillips punted to the soldiers' 20 
yard line, and Bowdoin held the McKinley team 
for downs. Peacock, who had been kept out of 
the game up to this time with a sprained knee, 


was sent in as left halfback in place of Shumway 
who relieved Phillips at quarter. Two Bowdoin 
forward passes failed and McKinley held the 
collegians for downs for the first time. The 
game closed with the ball on Bowdoin's 45 yard 

Bowdoin did not reveal anything sensational 
in the game, though a crack halfback was discov- 
ered in Turner who gave up cross-country for 
football this fall. The line held better than in 
the Middlebury game. The only Freshman to 
play was Drummond who was at left end for a 
few minutes in the last quarter. The return of 
Peacock in the backfield will strengthen the of- 
fensive in the coming games. 

The summary : 
Bowdoin Ft. McKinley 

Bradford, Drummond, Merrill, le re, Sanders 
McNaug'hton, It rt, Donovan 

Stewart, Ig rg, Kelley 

Stone, c c, Zink 

Small, Young, rg Ig, Capshew 

Oliver, rt It, Waschburger 

Chapman, Foster, re le, McMillan, Zimmerman 
Phillips, Shumway, qb qb, Embleton 

Shumway, Peacock, Ihb rhb, Bahr, Sutton 

Sprague, Bartlett, rhb Ihb, Wade 

Turner, fb fb, Apple 

Score: Bowdoin, 2; Fort McKinley, o. Safety 
by McMillan of Fort McKinley. Umpire, A, S. 
Macreadie of Portland; referee, H. C. McGrath 
of Boston College ; head linesman, J. D. Hopper 
of Auburn. Time, four 10 minute periods. 


It is probable that the Football Dance, which 
has been an institution for the past few years, 
will give way to a big College dance at Christmas. 
The Student Council has not yet acted on the mat- 
ter but as the football dances have usually in- 
curred a deficit, and since there has been a de- 
mand for a gymnasium dance instead of house 
dances at Christmas, the change is likely. Sev- 
eral of the fraternities hold Thanksgiving house 
dances, and these follow too closely the dances 
after the Maine or Bates games. The matter 
will be decided shortly by the Student Council. 

The kidnapping of Freshman ball players was 
carried out again this year, and again the Fresh- 
men won in spite of it. The game was a close 
one, the Sophomores taking advantage of Lan- 
nin's wildness in the second inning to score five 
runs. After that the Freshmen tightened up 
and the game closed with an 8 to 7 score. Tan- 

nin, who played at Belfast during the past year, 
was the twirler for the Freshmen, and Smethurst, 
who pitched for 1918 two years ago, was in the 
box for the Sophomores. 

The kidnapped Freshmen were Coombs and 
Haggerty. Adams was also spirited away, but 
escaped in time to play first base for the latter 
part of the game. McElwee, catching for the 
Freshmen, kept up family traditions as captain 
of the team. Lannin showed up well as a pitcher 
and secured two hits and a run. Cook, at third 
base, showed up well. McClave and McCarthy 
were effective on the Sophomore team. There 
will be another game or two in the series. 

The score : 


ab r bh po a e 

Cook, 3rd 2 3 4 o I 

Delehanty, cf I i I o o 

Houston, cf 4 o 2 o i o 

McElwee, c . .' 3 i o 5 o 

Lannin, p 3 l 2 o 5 

Drummond, 2nd 3 i o o o i 

Haggerty, 2nd i o i i i o 

Prosser, If 4 o i 3 o 

Zeitler, 1st o o o i o o 

Adams, ist 4 i 3 o 

Dostie, rf 3 l i 2 o i 

A. Hall, ss 3 o o 2 2 o 

Total 31 8 921 9 3 


ab r bh po a e 

Finn, ss 4 I 3 3 2 2 

F. Hall, 1st 4 I o 6 o 

McPherson, 3rd 4 I 2 4 i i 

P. Doherty, If 4 3 2 o o 

Thomas, c 3 2 2 

Boratis, cf 4 o o i o i 

McCarthy, rf 3 2 i 2 o o 

McClave, 2nd 4 2 3 i 2 2 

Smethurst, p 4 o I o 4 I 

Total 34 7 13 21 II 7 

Innings 1234567 

Freshmen 2 i i 3 i — 8 

Sophomores o 5 i o o i — 7 

Two base hit, P. Doherty. Three base hits, 
Lannin, McClave. Sacrifice hit, A. Hall. Stolen 
bases, Cook (2), McElwee, Drummond, Prosser. 
Left on bases, Freshmen 9, Sophomores 8. First 
base on balls, off Lannin 2, off Smethurst 4. Hit 
by pitcher. Cook. Struck out, by Lannin 5, by 
Smethurst 2. Passed balls, McElwee. Time, 
1.38. Umpires, Phillips '17, Bradford '17. 




A dual cross-country race with Colby, staged 
so that the finish will come between the halves 
of the Colby-Bowdoin football game on Whittier 
Field, has been arranged by Manager Walker 
and ratified by the Athletic Council. Colby has 
four veterans in Captain Mark Thompson '17, 
Paul Thompson '18, Maddox '19, and Tooker 
'19, and there is a squad of 15 or 20 under Coach 
Arthur Smith, ex U. of M. There will be no race 
with Wesleyan this year. This is the first time 
in years that Bowdoin has had individual track 
relations with Colby. Letters will be awarded if 
Bowdoin wins. 

The fall schedule for the track men will be as 
follows : 

Oct. 12. Handicap cross-country race. 

Oct. 21. Dual race, Colby vs. Bowdoin, Bruns- 

Oct. 25-6. Fall Interclass Track Meet. 

Nov. 3. Maine intercollegiate cross-country 
race, Lewiston. 

Nov. 10. N.E.LC.A.A. cross-country race, 

There will be a meeting of the Track Club in 
the Union at seven tomorrow evening. Among 
the speakers will be Coach Magee, Captain 
Sampson, Manager Marston, Savage, and Crosby. 
All track aspirants are invited to be present at 
this time. 

The cross-country squad is small this year 
although there appears to be some excellent ma- 
terial in the Freshman class. Robert E. Brown 
'20 has been leading the pack during the first 
week of practice. He ran for the Dorchester 
A. A. during the summer, and took several prizes 
in the three, five, and ten mile races. Durrell E. 
Noyes '20, who ran for Bowdoin last fall, and 
Robert E. Cleaves '20, are two Hebron stars who 
will be leaders among the state harriers this fall. 
Cleaves finished third in the race between He- 
bron and the 1919 team last fall, being the first 
of the prep school men to finish. He and Noyes 
have been running well together. 

Fillmore '17 has been appointed captain of the 
cross-country squad, and he has been prominent 
among the veterans. The absence of Crosby and 
Turner will be felt keenly, for they have figured 
prominently during the past year or two. Crosby 
underwent a serious operation on his leg during 
the summer and will probably have to give up 
track work for good, while Turner, who was in 
track training from September to June during his 
Freshman year, has gone out for football this 
fall. The veteran candidates for the squad in- 
clude Crane '17, Hildreth '18,' Blanchard '19, and 

Mosher '19. 

A beginners' squad will be organized under 
Coach Magee during the coming week, and he is 
hoping for a goodly number not only of Fresh- 
men, but of upper classmen as well, for at Maine 
the entire freshman class has gone out for either 
track or football, and many upperclassmen are 
trying out there for the first time. Those who 
wish to try out will report to Coach Magee at 
Whittier Field this afternoon, for the inter-class 
track meet will be held in two weeks. The Bow- 
doin Freshmen may race Hebron in cross-country 
as usual this year, and if the '20 team wins, class 
numerals will be awarded. There have been no 
time trials as yet in the cross-country. The 
stream at the foot of Standpipe Hill is being 
forded until a new bridge is constructed. 

There have been three full teams at work on 
Whittier Field under Coach Weatherhead this 
week. The working squad numbers around 40, 
and new men were coming out all last week. 
Trainer Magee has had the third team as his 
personal charges, and they have had occasional 
games with the first and second elevens. Among 
the new Freshmen who have reported are Rhoads, 
Haughton and Sturgis, who are out for line po- 
sitions, and Wyman, a backfield candidate. All 
of them are of good, heavy build, and may 
be worked into good material. Peacock was 
laid out with a sprained knee in Tuesday's 
practice, but the injury will not affect him for 
the later games of the season. The practice still 
continues of a secret nature as the coach does 
not wish to have the players distracted by onlook- 
ers. The next two games will be with teams of a 
caliber about equal to Bowdoin, and the chances 
of victory are about even. The line has been 
holding better in the later practice than at the 
start. The next home game will not come until 
Oct. 21, when Colby will be on Whittier Field. 


The election for the Freshman officers was 
held last week at two meetings. Marston '17 
conducted the first meeting until the president 
was chosen. The officers were elected as follows : 
President, Reginald L. Flanders ; vice-president, 
Joseph L. Badger; secretary and treasurer, Cros- 
by E. Redman : manager of baseball, Philip D. 
Crockett; manager of football, Sanford B. 

The baseball squad elected Lawrence McElwee 
as captain, and the football squad will elect a 
captain later. 



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Donald W. Philerick, 1917, Editor-in-Chief 

Robert G. Albion, 1918, Managing Editor 

William S. Cormack, 1917, 

Alumni Editor 

Rolland C. Farnham, 1919, On The Campus 

Clyde E. Stevens, 1919, 

The Other Colleges 

Frank E. Noyes, 1917 
Whitney Coombs, 1918 
Franklin D. MacCormick, 1918 
Bela W. Norton, 1918 
Gerald S. Joyce, 1918 
Raymond L. Atwood, 1919 

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ness of his policy, in track at least, by the slow 
but sure progress of his teams from last toward 
first place in the JN'Iaine meets. 

No organized sport offers more opportunity for 
a large number of men without previous experi- 
ence than track. Our cross-country and relay 
teams the last few years have been composed of 
men chosen by close competition from a large 
number of candidates. Yet captain and coach 
report a great lack of men for the cross-country 
team and the fall track meet. It is only about 
two weeks to the interclass meet, at which time 
new men should discover what they are best 
suited for and then train for it this winter. In 
this way only can we start work promptly in the 

The cross-country team is about to commence 
its schedule and a much larger squad is desired. 
Coach Magee is glad to devote all the time pos- 
sible to any man and invites every Freshman, in 
particular, to give him a trial. Our Freshman 
teams have been quite successful, lately, and the 
record class this fall should be no exception. This 
week is the time to begin training. Studies need 
not suffer if men will only plan their work with 
some degree of system and the outdoor work 
certainly will benefit all. Report now and help 
make possible a winning team next spring. 

Percy F. Crane, 1917, 
Gerald S. Joyce, 1918, 
A. Otis Moulton, 1918, 

Business Manager 
Assistant Manager 
Assistant Manage 

Vol. XLVl. OCT. 3, 1916 No. 13 

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

More Men Out for Track 

The athletic policy of Bowdoin College is sup- 
posed to be the training and exercising of a large 
number of men, even though many of them may 
never stand the least show of becoming more 
than fair at their specialty, in contrast to the pol- 
icy adopted by some institutions, of building up a 
team around one or two stars and then neglect- 
ing the physical welfare of the average student. 
Wlien the star leaves, the team is broken up and 
there are no capable substitutes to take his place, 
whereas Coach Magee has proven the correct- 


John S. Barrows of Boston, in a recent letter 
to the Portland papers, advocates the erection of 
four statues to honor the memory of General 
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, for many years a 
resident of Brunswick and a former president of 
Bowdoin College. One of these statues, Mr. 
Barrows suggests, should be erected on the Bow- 
doin College campus. The others should be lo- 
cated on Little Round Top, at Augusta and at 

He said in part : 

It was 88 years ago, Sept. 8, that the light of 
life opened to Joshua Chamberlain, and during 
the years which followed until the recent date 
when his earthly career ended, he took and gave 
much. He took from his State a broad educa- 
tion, a training for the pulpit or the platform; 
he gave his precept and example in an academic 
circle, and from the quiet shades of the whisper- 
ing pines of Bowdoin College he went out to aid 
in keeping whole the Union. In this endeavor 
he gave himself willingly, and though suffering 
the trial of wounds in battle, he kept on until on 
July 2, 1863, he was an important factor in turn- 
ing the tide of the Confederate advance at Gettys- 
burg, and gave much toward the ultimate victory 



— the "high-water mark of the Rebellion." 

Again in his own State he received honor from 
his fellow citizens and gave in return a success- 
ful administration as the chief executive of the 

With such a record, inseparably associated with 
the history of the State of Maine, its education- 
al and civic institutions, and with the military 
history of the nation, it is surprising that at this 
time no stone has been raised either in the cap- 
itol city where he took his high degree in citizen- 
ship, the classic groves of Brunswick, or the 
beautiful Forest City, where he spent many years 
in inconspicuous federal service in memory of 
Maine's most illustrious soldier and highly useful 
citizen. Now the anniversary of his birth is 
at hand, and it is fitting time to begin such move- 
ments as will result in a proper memorial to Gen. 

How suitable would be a portrait statue of 
Gen. Chamberlain in his young manhood, in 
Augusta, representing him in the uniform of the 
colonel of the 20th Maine infantry, in which 
garb he stood on Little Round Top and swung his 
thin blue line around until it demoralized the 
Confederate line which was creeping up in the 
endeavor of getting possession of that key-point 
to the battle-ground. The moment was one of 
those sudden opportunities for a man to be either 
great or small and Joshua L. Chamberlain elect- 
ed to do the great act and let his regiment, small 
as it was, take an unusual position, unsupported, 
and repel successfully the attack that was in- 
tended to overwhelm his too extended line. That 
one act turned the tide on July 2, and showed the 
Confederates that in spite of the hammering they 
might give to Sickles' force, that they could not 
get by sturdy Maine in the rocks and trees of Lit- 
tle Round Top. 

Far more appropriate would it be that a dis- 
mounted figure of Chamberlain should be placed 
on the slopes, among the trees, where he did his 
duty than in the cemetery where he is not and 
where he was not. 

Maine is slow in remembering to bronze her 
honored hero. More years are not necessaary to 
give ripeness to the reputation of those she 
should honor. The 'history of her citizens has 
been honorable. The reputation of Maine in the 
councils of the nation was high at one time, and 
it can not be believed that she "has lost the breed 
of noble blood." 

The statue of Maine's great poet-son graces a 
square in Portland; from the heights in another 
part of t'he same city the figure of Reed has been 
re-produced for future citizens to look upon and 
learn from. It would be becoming and proper 

that a statue of Gen. Joshua Lawrence Chamber- 
lain, Maine's greatest soldier, should be erected 
in the same city to be an inspiration and a les- 
son to youth, how a spirit of consecration can 
make a man mightier than his immediate environ- 
ment. Whoever expected the shy, quiet and studi- 
ous professor in Bowdoin would shine at the 
battle-front? No extreme could have been 

Who expected that one commanding officer of 
a decimated regiment of infantry would be the 
one to save a position, and contribute to the suc- 
cess of his army ? 

Who expected that this same clergyman-pro- 
fessor-soldier would be the governor of his State ? 

In all these instances Joshua Lawrence Cham- 
berlain outgrew his environment, and made him- 
self greater than his immediate circumstances 
seemed to indicate was possible. 

Eighty-eight years ago General Chamberlain 
was born. It is time now to restore his likeness 
to his State and among his friends. 


The class of 1920 has much to offer this year. 
There is a Cook, a Cutler, a Draper, a Fuller, 
three Smiths, a Taylor and a Turner, while an 
Abbott and a Kirk are on hand to attend to their 
spiritual welfare. They are supplied with Stone 
and Wood — including Ellnis and a Crabtree ; 
while Hay has also taken a place among the com- 
modities. Good material for the biological de- 
partment is furnished by a Badger, a Chick, a 
Doe and a Lamb, with a Haddock and a Leach 
for early experimentation. 

With two Moses in their midst the new men 
should find scant need to employ their Hone to 
sharpen up dulled wits, especially as such celeb- 
rities as Burns and Congreve, Marshall, Taft and 
Millikin have graced their numbers with their 
presence. Athletics should be improved in the 
Sprince this season and Jack Magee should find 
small difficulty in making a high jumper of 

The Freshmen have two different Browns and 
plain White, from which to choose their class 
colors, but should Kileskie and Grossman quarrel 
over the matter they have the opportunity of 
going to Flanders to settle their dispute, or can 
as an option hire one of the two Halls to settle 
the subject by arbitration. 

The Ford, the Saxon and the Emerson that 
are running about the campus are bound to be 
rivals, but the class is fortunately prepared to 
furnish them with Rhoads upon which to settle 
the matter of supremacy. — Kennebec Journal. 




For the Freshmen it is often a rather difficult 
task to locate the heads of the different organ- 
izations. Although the "Freshman Bible" helps 
to some extent, it does not give full information 
in this line. So for their benefit the following 
directory is printed : 

Student Council 

President, L. H. Marston, 23 North Maine. 

Vice-President, N. U. McConaughy, 23 North 

Secretary, C. H. Crosby, Deke House. 
Board of Managers 

President, N. U. McConaughy, 23 North Win- 


Captain, S. N. Shumway, Deke House. 
Manager, E. H. Blanchard, Zete House. 
Asst. Manager, A. S. Gray, Alpha Delt House. 
Coach, Albert J. Weatherhead, 38 College 

Captain, B. P. Bradford, 7 South Appleton. 
Manager, F. D. MacCormick, Delta U. House. 
Asst. Manager, G. B. Cole, 10 North Appleton. 

Captain, H. H. Sampson, Beta House. 
Manager, W. E. Walker, Beta House. 
Asst. Manager, D. F. Mahoney, Theta Delt 

Coach, J. J. Magee, 10 Page Street 

Captain, L. D. Flynt, Beta House. 
Manager, B. W. Norton, Zete House. 
Asst. Manager, M. M. McGorrill, 21 North 

Editor-in-Chief, B. W. Norton, Zete House. 
Business Manager, J. B. Matthews, Beta 

Chairman, Erik Achorn, Zete House. 

Editor-in-Chief, D. W. Philbrick, Deke House. 
Managing Editor, R. G. Albion, Theta Delt 

Business Manager, P. F. Crane, Delta U. 

Musical Clubs 
Leader of Glee Club, James Seward, Deke 

Leader of Mandolin Club, D. ^^'. True, Alpha 
Delt House. 

Manager, C. K. Ross, Psi U. House. 

Masque and Gown 
President, L. A. Biggers, Theta Delt House. 
, Manager L. O. Colter, Zete House. 

Debating Council 
President, E. C. Moran, Kappa Sig. House. 
Manager, F. W. Jacob, Delta U. House. 

Leader, P. H. Mclntire, Zete House. 
Manager, J. L. Scott, 18 Cumberland Street, 

Except for the fact that the men piled up so 
rapidly that the referee's whistle was blown con- 
tinually, the medicine ball rush last Saturday 
morning was quite successful. There were no 
serious injuries, and the rush was in the nature 
of a Rugby game with ten times as many players 
as necessary. There was too little open play and 
the ball usually was covered with a pile of Fresh- 
men and Sophomores as soon as they had charged 
together. The Sophomores rushed the ball over 
their opponent's goal once, and the Freshmen 
were driving them back toward their own base 
when the time was called. This is the first time 
the medicine ball rush has been tried here. 
Marston '17 was master of ceremonies. 


Red fire and the intervention of the police in a 
wild parade down Maine Street made distinctive 
1919's Proclamation Night. The usual dormitory 
scenes were enacted though the Freshmen were 
more or less a minus quantity. The proclama- 
tions themselves were unusually clever, and the 
Freshmen were impressed with the cleverness if 
not the ferocity of the Sophomores. President 
Hyde requested that morning in chapel that there 
be no pasting of proclamations upon the property 
of the townsfolk. After the Freshmen had been 
pasted, however, the second year men formed a 
parade and headed for the town. At the railroad 
tracks half the police force halted the class and 
warned them against pasting proclamations, and 
the pails of green paste were left behind. The 
marchers advanced in good spirits to the Cabot 
Mill, where someone climbed a telephone pole 
and placed a proclamation. An improvised police 
patrol immediately drove up and the proclamations 
were confiscated. The Sophomores were warned to 
go no further, and they retired to the railroad 
station to waylay returning Freshmen. The night 
was a most economical one, the principal ex- 
pense being for iodine and red fire. 


Seldom in recent years has a course been in- 
troduced into Bowdoin which has been so popu- 
lar with the students as the new government 
course. For years past, government has been 
offered to the upper. classes but not to the enter- 



ing class. This year it was decided to offer a 
course which would give to the student entering 
College, good training in the rudiments of State 
and National government. 

That the move has been a success is shown by 
the fact that at present there are iii enrolled. 
Professor Hormell has charge of the course. It 
is his aim, to take up during the coming year, 
not only the State and National g^overnment and 
the political and social forces acting back of 
them, but also to follow up the coming presi- 
dental election, to study the political organization 
of the two parties, and the different methods of 
securing votes. 

'19, assistant secretary and treasurer. It was 
voted to appoint and pay a student armorer who 
shall be responsible for the care of the guns. 
The budget for the coming year as presented in 
the last Orient was approved. Applications for 
membership and renewal of membership were 
sent to the student body during the past week. 

The first meeting of the Debating Council will 
be held on Thursday afternoon at 2 130 in the De- 
bating Room of the Library. At this meeting a 
vice-president and assistant manager are to be 
elected, an amendment to the constitution consid- 

ered and plans for the debating season discussed. 

SHORT DELAY ON INFIRMARY Students in English 5 and 6, members of Inter- 

The new infirmary, the money for which was collegiate Debating teams and members (except 

given to Bowdoin last spring by Dr. Thomas U. alternates) of Bradbury and Inter-class teams 

Coe, is well under way. The contract has been are members of the Council. 

let to a Boston firm, which hopes to finish the 

building by the first of March. It will be a three TRACK MANAGER'S REPORT 

story brick edifice with dimensions of 58x34. At Season 1915-16 

present the work is being held up owing to some receipts 

particulars in the plans. It is expected that this Balance (1914-15) $ 16.03 

will be settled by the first of next week. The Loans 300.00 

plans will be published in the Orient after these Sweaters 18.86 

points are settled. B.A.A. Guarantee 40.00 

Hartford Guarantee 3S-0O 

Y. M. C. A. NOTES Sophomore-Freshman Meet 7.00 

This evening at 7 o'clock, at the Zete House, Bates Meet 36.00 

will be held the first cabinet meeting of the year. Refunds 8.50 

The subjects for discussion are : B.I.I.M 379-39 

I. Organization of a club for Brunswick boys M.I.T. Guarantee 82.80 

between the ages of 10 and 15 years. M.I.C.A.A. Dividend 236.23 

II. The plans for the night school. Interscholastic Meet 65.25 

III. The membership campaign among the ■ 

Freshman class. Total $1,338.06 

IV. The cooperation between the town From A.S.B.C 1,225.00 

churches and the College in student church mem- 

bership. Total Receipts $2,563.06 

There will be a rare opportunity for a course expenditures 

in Bible study this year under Professor Flenry Old Accounts $ 378.20 

Johnson. The classes will be held Sunday noons Telephone 17-47 

in the north gallery of the Church on the Hill, Mileage 22.50 

and will be of short duration. . It is open to Fresh- Equipment 30.01 

men and to upperclassmen and a record enroll- Coach 600.00 

nient is expected, for the course promises to be Sweaters 18.86 

more valuable than the fraternity discussion B.A.A 98.05 

groups formerly in vog^e. Professor Johnson B.I.I.M 261.48 

has offered to furnish the text books and there Hartford Trip 156.20 

will be no outside reading. Loans 52.00 

Typewriter 20.00 

RIFLE CLUB ELECTS Association Dues 40.00 

At a meeting of the Rifle Club held last Tues- Incidentials 41-93 

day evening, in the Union, the following officers Guarantees 10.00 

were elected : Schlosberg '18, president ; Prof. Interclass Meet 81.50 

Miles E. Langley, secretary and treasurer ; Hill M.I.C.A.A. Cross-Country 84.50 



Sophomore-Freshman Meet 9.48 

M.I.T. Meet 239.70 

N.E.I.C.A.A. Meet 212.11 

I.C.A.A.A.A. Meet 47.15 

Cuts 19.00 

1919 Relay 10.00 

Bates Meet 23.50 

Total $2,473.64 

Balance (in bank) 89.42 

Total $2,563.06 

Respectfully submitted, 

Lawrence H. Marston. 

Sept. 27, 1916. 
Sept. 29, 1916 

Audited by F. N. Whittier. 

SDn tbe Campus 

The dome of the observatory received a new 
coat of paint last week. 

The first regular meeting of the Union Govern- 
ors will be held next Monday afternoon. 

The Freshman class now totals 143 — the larg- 
est number ever entering Bowdoin College at one 

The Bugle board met last evening at the Zete 
House to consider the work for the year and to 
report on the progress made during the summer. 

Most of the Freshmen have had their physical 
examinations by this time, and the few who have 
not made appointments are requested to see 
Cobb '17 at once. 

The Freshmen candidates foi- the Orient board 
who reported on the first evening are Abbott, 
Asnault, Congreve, Cousins, Goodrich, Gordon, 
Hall, Hanson, Rounds, M. H. Smith and Wads- 

The date for Initiation Night has been set as 
Oct. II. All fraternities will hold their initiations 
at the same time. Larger delegations than usual 
have been pledged up on account of the size of 
the entering class. 

During the summer the Longfellow collection 
at the library was catalogued. This collection, 
by the way, is the largest and .most complete set 
of Longfellow's works in existence and contains 
nearly all the first editions of his works. 

A dozen or more Freshmen have not yet pro- 
cured Freshman caps. This custom of wearing 
caps is traditional here at Bowdoin and unless 
each Freshman gets a cap in the near future, the 
committee on customs will dealwith him. 

The few remaining 191 7 Bugles will be sold 
off this week at the reduced rate of $1.00. All 
Freshmen should get a copy and thereby become 

better acquainted with all the various activities 
of the College. Copies may be secured of Crosby 


The oval track on Whittier Field has been 
shortened a few feet to comply with the new 
rulings that the track be measured a foot from 
the edge board instead of a foot and a half as 
formerly. Under the new ruling the track was 
just a few feet too long. 

The first outdoor rally of the season was held 
on the Art Building steps Thursday evening. The 
Freshmen were out in full force to learn the 
cheers, and there were plenty of others to give 
volume to the yells. Captain Sampson of the 
track team was the leader. 

The Medical School will open Oct. 12. The 
first two years of the course are given in Bruns- 
wick, and the last two in Portland at the Medi- 
cal School building on Chadwick Street, and in 
the hospitals there. Ten men were graduated 
last spring. There will be a new gym corps this 

A piece of the Whittier Field fence has been 
rebuilt. The fence was originally built twenty 
years ago and in some places was badly in need of 
repair. The policy of the College is to repair the 
fence piece by piece as the funds are available. 
This year a strip about seventy feet long along 
the Pine Street side of the field has been put into 
condition. The class of 1919 immolated the old 
gates on its Ivy night fire last year. 

alumni Il3ote0 

'69 — Under the heading "Who's Who at Pitt," 
the Pitt Weekly recently published a sketch of 
Marshmann Edward Wadsworth. Dr. Wads- 
worth prepared for Bowdoin by taking the pre- 
paratory course at Bates College and the Lewis- 
ton Falls Academy. Wihen sixteen years old. Dr. 
Wadsworth began teaching and throughout his 
preparatory school and college career, he taught 
from one to three terms per year, keeping up with 
his class and graduating with good rank in 1869, 
although his actual residence at Bowdoin amount- 
ed to only 42 weeks and three days. 

Dr. Wadsworth received the degree of A.M. 
from Bowdoin in 1872 and from Harvard two 
years later. In 1879 he was granted the degree 
of Ph.D. by Harvard. Since his graduation. Dr. 
Wadsworth has been an instructor at the Boston 
Dental College, Harvard University, Colby, the 
School of Mines at Penn. State College, and the 
School of Mines at Pittsburgh University. From 
1887 to 1899, he was President of the Michigan 
College of Mines. In 1912, he retired from active 
work under the Carnegie Foundation, and has 


since been Emeritus Dean and Professor of Min- 
ing Geology in the Pittsburgh School of Mines. 

'92 — Professor Henry Crosby Emery formerly 
of Yale and head of the Tariff Commission under 
Taft, has just gone to Russia to travel extensive- 
ly as the representative of the Guarantee Trust 
Company of New York. He will, while there, 
investigate industrial and economic conditions of 
the country. 

'•jj — William Perry, former referee in bank- 
ruptcy for Essex County, died in Salem, Sep- 
tember 22nd. He was born in Salem, Mass., July 
23, 1857, and after graduating from the Salem 
high school he entered Bowdoin and graduated 
with the class of 1877. He later entered the 
Harvard Law School and completed his studies 
there in 1881. 

He began his business career in the office of 
his father, with the firm of Perry and Endicott, 
attorneys. Mr. Perry soon established himself 
in the law business in Salem, with A. T. White 
as his partner. In 1893 he was appointed clerk 
of the first district court of Essex County by 
Governor Russell, and in 1902, Judge Lowell of 
the district court appointed him referee in bank- 
ruptcy. He was successively reappointed and held 
his office until a month before his death, when at 
his request, another man was chosen to fill the 
unexpired term. Mr. Perry was a member of the 
State common council one term, and once was a 
candidate for the State Legislature. He was also 
a member of the Salem Club. 

The death of his wife, in 1913, was a severe 
shock to him, and he never fully recovered from 
its effects. 

'97 — ^M. Sumner Coggan was recently appoint- 
ed to act as chairman of the commission to re- 
vise the state laws of Massachusetts. The ap- 
pointment was made by Governor McCall and 
the commission is to submit its report in 1919. 

■'06 — Robie R. Stevens is to be in Petrograd for 
several years to start a branch of the National 
City Bank of New York. 

'10 — ^Rev. Alfred W. Stone, of Bangor, Maine, 
who was, till the earlier part of the summer, as- 
sistant minister of the Eliot Congregational 
Church of Newton, Mass., has taken up active 
duties as the minister of the West Concord Union 
Church of Concord Junction, Mass. He supple- 
mented his work at Bowdoin with theological 
studies at Bangor, at the Andover Theological 
Seminary, where he received his degree, and later 
at Harvard. The church in which he is now of- 
ficiating is the only Protestant organization in 
West Concord. 

'12 — Walter Greenleaf has resigned his position 
as an instructor in the high school at Biddeford 
to accept a similar position in the Princeton, N. 
J., High School. 

'13 — Paul Douglas who has just received his 
Doctor's degree from Columbia has been appoint- 
ed instructor in economics in the University of 

'14 — Philip Fox is now an instructor in the 
Cranston High School of Providence, R. I. 

'15 — Francis McKenney has been elected a 
member of the faculty of Portland high school. 
He will have charge of the course in debating, 
and will also coach the track team. 

'15 — Word has been received of the marriage 
of Daniel Rodick to Miss Laura Cronkhite. The 
couple, who were married about the first of Sep- 
tember, went to New York for their wedding 


The 1917 BUGLE will make an 
attractive beginning to your li- 
brary of owdoin Annuals which 
you will acquire during your 
years in college. There are a 
few copies yet available which 
can be had at the reduced price of 
$1.00 from Mgr. C. H. Crosby at 
the Deke House. 


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Men's Furnishings, Clothing, Hats and Caps 

Arrowr Collars and Shirts 

Everything new and up-to-date 


Formerly the American Express Office 

Gives personal attention to orders for Antique 
Goods of any kind 

Pianos Victrolas Music 


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An amusement innocent 

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Student Patronage Solicited 


We carry the largest assortment of Olives, 

Choice Chocolate Confections 

Pickles, Fancy Cheeses and Biscuits of all 
kinds east of Portland. 


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NO. 14 


A touchdown by Bradford in the last minutes 
of play gave Bowdoin a i2 to lo victory over Am- 
herst on the latter's field Saturday. Bowdoin 
was superior in line rushing and two touchdowns 
came in this way, while Amherst's scoring came 
from the brilliant work of their captain, Good- 
rich, who not only broke away twice for 65 yards 
and 55 yards, one run resulting in a touchdown, 
but he also kicked a field goal which put the 
Massachusetts team ahead until the Bowdoin 
touchdown in the last quarter. 

The Bowdoin line had a little advantage in 
weight and made the most of it, working well on 
both defensive and offensive. Behind the line 
Peacock and Turner played fast games. Pea- 
cock was not used during the whole game as his 
knee is not altogether in condition yet, but he 
pushed the ball through for one touchdown in the 
first quarter, and he was put in again in the last 
of the game and helped toward the other score. 
Turner is proving to be a fast back, and made 
substantial gains for the White. Shumway and 
Phillips alternated at quarter and Shumway also 
played halfback. Rhoades, a Freshman, played 
his first varsity game Saturday, and held his posi- 
tion at left tackle well. Sprague is a halfback of 
great promise. 

The most spectacular features of the game were 
the two runs of the Amherst captain. The first 
run was for 65 yards with a clear field for a 
touchdown, and in the second he was downed 
after 55 yards when another touchdown for Am- 
herst looked threatening. This was the first game 
of the season for Amherst, the opening of college 
having been delayed by the infantile paralysis 
scare. Eighteen Bowdoin men made the trip. 

The lineup: 
Bowdoin Amherst 

Foster, Bradford, le le, Perkins 

Rhoades, McNaughton, It It, Hobart 

Small, Ig Ig, Starkey, Smith, Bennyan 

Stone, c c, Schmid 

Young, Stewart, rg rg, Woodward 

Oliver, rt rt, Winmayer 

Chapman, Drummond, re re. Plough 

Shumway, Phillips, qb qb, Bodenhorn 

Sprague, Ihb Ihb, Goodrich 

Bartlett, Peacock, Shumway, rhb Davis, Knouth 

Peacock, Turner, fb fb, Melcher 

Touchdowns, Peacock, Goodrich, Bradford. 
Goals from touchdown, Widmayer. Goals from 
field, Goodrich. Time, 12 minute periods. 
Referee, Murphy, Harvard. Umpire, Hapgood, 
Brown. Head linesman, Burke, Worcester. 


That the Mexican question is still a vital one 
was brought home last week when Canavello '19, 
after spending but one week in College, was 
recalled to service on the border. Canavello is 
a member of the regulars, having served some 
time before coming to College, and all of last 
summer with Battery A of the Second Field Ar- 
tillery stationed at McAlIen, Texas. He came 
North with the other contingent of college men 
who were released, and expected to stay here 
throughout the College year, but a hitch in the 
proceedings caused his recall and consequent loss 
of the year at College. 

Sandiord '18, another Bowdoin man who has 
spent the summer on the border, is coming home 
with the Second Maine and will resume his 
studies here shortly. PTe has been acting as cor- 
poral in the Skowhegan Company during his stay 
in Texas. 

The team that the Bowdoin eleven will meet at 
Middletown next Saturday, will, according to 
present appearances, give the White a strenuous 
tussle. At this writing, Wesleyan has played 
but one game this season in which it defeated the 
heavy eleven from the Connecticut Agri- 
cultural College. Wesleyan seems rather weak 
on her interference ; but in her first game she 
ripped off several successful and ground gaining 
forward passes. The line is fairly strong on the 

Wesleyan seems to have difficulty in getting a 
reliable quarterback. Lawson, who was the most 
likely man for the job, injured his shoulder and 
will be out of the game for the rest of the sea- 
son. Coach Kenan will have to choose his quar- 
ter from some of the less experienced men. As 
to the half-back positions, Harmon at left is 
playing a strong line-bucking game, and Webb, 
right half-back is a fast man on end runs. Cap- 



tain Deetjen is also a speedy man, although he 
was not in the game long enough to show his 
real ability. 

The following is a list of the men who played 
in the Connecticut Agricultural game and who 
will probably figure in the game with Bowdoin 
next Saturday: Capt. Deetjen, and Harmon in the 
back field ; Boswell, Peck, Talbot and Eaton in 
the line — all veterans; Sutter, Froidevaux and 
Wilbur, three of last year's subs ; Webb, Rorer, 
Bean, Ritchie, Langdon, and Brown. In general 
the game should be a close one, with the White's 
heavier line casting the odds slightly in our favor. 


Alpha Delta Phi 

Prom 1920 
Robert Edward Brown of Sharon, Mass. 
Robert Earle Cleaves of Portland 
Holman Barnes Daggett of Strong 
Roswell Delmont Emerson of Island Falls 
John Houghton of Bath 
John Houghton McLellan, Jr. of Bath 
Richard Kenneth McWilliams of Bangor 
Nahum Park Morse of Rumford 
Oliver Moses, 3rd of Bath 
Arthur Sewall, 2nd of Bath 
William Alfred Sturgis of Portland 
John J. Sullivan nf Cambridge, Mass. 
Psi Upsilon 

From 1 918 
Amos Lawrence Allen of Dalton, Mass. 

From 1919 
Harold Charles Knight of East Jaffrey, N. H. 

From 1920 
George Raymond Asnault of Calais 
Edward Wilson Atwood of Portland 
Myron Halburton Avery of North Lubec 
Joseph Lynwood Badger of Pittsfield 
Henry Harlow Davies of Augusta 
Louis Burton Dennett of Bangor 
Harvey Franklin Doe of Palermo 
Leland Matthew Goodrich of Pittsfield 
Henry Wallace Hanson, Jr. of Bath 
Frederick Greenhalge Kileski of Lowell, Mass. 
Henry William Lamb of Portland 
Frederic Knight Leach of Rockport 
Perley James Mundie of Calais 
Crosby Eaton Redman of Corinna 
Delta Kappa Epsilon 

From 1920 
Stanley Baker Adams of Bangor 
Lewis Woodbridge Brown of Skowhegan 
Ainslee Hayden Druramond of Portland 
Robert Townshend Dade Heaton of Paeonian 
Springs, Va. 

Craig Stevens Houston of Guilford 

George Goodwin Houston of Guilford 

Lawrence McElwee of Houlton 

Cornelius Packard Rhoads of Springfield, 


Rodney Davenport Turner of Augusta 
Roland Bibber Wadsworth of Eastport 
Theta Delta Chi 
From 1919 
William John Lyons of Norwich, Conn. 

From 1920 
Robert Haviland Adams of Holliston, Mass. 
Albert Russell Bartlett of Norway 
Elmer Isaiah Boardman of Islesboro 
Howard Lawrence Chick of Norway 
Willard Morse Cook of Jamaica Plain, Mass. 
Sanford Burnham Cousins of Brewer 
Philip Dyer Crockett of Everett, Mass. 
William Woodside Curtis, jr. of Pawtucket, 

R. I. 

Reginald Langley Flanders of Brentwood, N. 

■ Justin Stephen McPartland of New Haven, 


Ezra Pike Rounds of Cornish 
Edward Curtis Taylor of Derry, N. H. 
Zeta Psi 
From 1919 
Ellsworth Wright Holbrook of Wiscasset 

From 1920 
Lawrence Gate of Lowell, Mass. 
Newell Hamilton Foster of Newcastle 
Philip Everett Goodhue of Portland 
Charles Alphonso Haggerty of Webster, Mass. 
Oliver Gray Hall of Bangor 
Walter Fulton Whittimore Hay of Westbrook 
Paul Webster Smith of Portland 
George Allen Wentworth of Skowhegan 
William Gordon Wyman of Damariscotta 
Emerson Walter Zeitler of Collinsville, Conn. 
Delta Upsilon 
From 1920 
Leslie William Clark of Ogunquit 
Mortimer Blake Crossman of Newton Center, 


Stanley Gordon of Ilion, N. Y. 
Allan William Hall of Hall's Mill 
Donald Coggeswall Johnson of Putnam, Conn. 
Paul Venner Mason of Guilford 
Charles Albert Skillin of Hallowell 
Tracy Sumner Wood of W^est Boylston, Mass. 
Kapp.\ Sigma 
From 1919 
Charles E. Flynn of Cliftondale, Mass. 
Fred P. Hall, Jr. of Lisbon Falls. 



From 1920 
Everett Agnew Allen of Bangor 
Wendall Hinds Berr}' of Yarmouth 
William Congreve, Jr. of Antrim, N. H. 
Emerson H. Higgins of South Portland 
Thomas H. Lannin of Stoneham, Mass. 
Leland Harper Moses of North Gorham 
Avard Leroy Richan of Rockland 
Mitchell Hull Smith of Gorham 
John Joseph Whitne}' of Ellsworth Falls 
Beta Theta Pi 

From 1917 
Ernest Fuller of Union 

From 1919 
George H. Casey of Portland 

From 1920 
Jere Abbott of Dexter 
Gordon Hewes Allen of Reading, Mass. 
Lisle Leroy Burns of Waterville 
Michael J. Delhanty, Jr. of Boston, Mass. 
Edward H. Films of Ripley 
Burleigh S. P. Jones of Augusta 
Thomas Baker Rowell of Dexter 

Beta Chi 

From 1920 
Albert Edwin Hurrell of South Portland 
Alfred Wade Marshall of Fort Fairfield 
Stacy Maxfield of Pittsfield 
Leslie Everett Norwood of South Portland 
Edwin Clarence Palmer of Fort Fairfield 
Charles Leo Thebeau of Bath 
Paul C. Young of Dallas, Tex. 

Phi Theta Upsilon 
From 1 9 19 
Orson Leland Berry of Topsham 
Philip Emery Foss of Norway 

From 1920 
Irving Granderson Clapham of Portland 
Archie Oliver Dostie of Farmington 
Lloyd Elden Small of Kingfield 
Harold Stanley Prosser of Lisbon Falls 
Maynard Cole Walsh of Warren 
David Walter White of Topsham 


The play which the Masque and Gown has se- 
lected for presentation this year is ''Pierre 
Patelin," translated from its original French and 
given with great success last season by the 
Washington Square Players of New York, who 
will take it on the road this winter. The play is 
a farce of the old French type, full of fun, and 
the costumes are very original and quaint. Since 
it is a totally different sort of play from those 
given the last three or four years, it is thought 
that the departure will be not only welcome but 

completely successful. There are only five char- 
acters in "Pierre Patelin," including one female 
part, which fact vi'ill make competition inter- 
estingly keen. However, owing to the brevity of 
this play, there will be another presented in con- 
junction with it, the name of which cannot be 
given out as yet; so if a candidate does not make 
a part in "Pierre Patelin," there is still a good 
chance for him to get one in the other play. 

Manager Colter has some excellent trips in 
view, which are of course, still in abeyance, but 
which give every evidence of "coming through" 
in good time. The fact that "Pierre Patelin" is 
to be the play presented by us has interested sev- 
eral of the large cities, inasmuch as its only pre- 
vious performance in this country has been that 
of the Washington Square Players. Some of 
the prospective trips are to Portland, probably 
early in December; to Boston under the auspices 
of the Boston Art Club ; to Worcester, Mass., 
and Bangor, Gardiner and Farmington, and there 
W'ill possibly be others arranged later. This play 
will also be presented at Ivy next June. 

Mrs. Arthur Brown, the coach of the Masque 
and Gown, will read parts of "Pierre Patelin" 
next Friday at 7.30 p. m. in Banister Hall, and 
all who want to try out for the play should come 
then and get some idea of the nature of the parts. 
After that, a man wishing to try a certain part, 
or for several if he so chooses, will, upon appli- 
cation to the manager, be given a typewritten 
page or two from the play which he will either 
read or act at the trials next Monday evening. 
It is better to give your trial from memory, as 
the coach and judges are better able to size up 
your qualifications. We want as many men as 
possible at both the reading and the trials. Don't 
forget the dates ! 1 

L. A. B. 

Ever since the great war in Europe began we 
have heard much about the shortage of chemicals 
in this countr)'. It will be interesting to Bow- 
doin men to know that the chemical needs of 
Bowdoin are well cared for. Enough are on 
hand to satisfy present demands of the depart- 
ment and orders for larger amounts are placed 
in reliable companies. There are only two or 
three chemicals which cannot be obtained. Ex- 
periments in which these are used are replaced 
by much similar and equally helpful ones. It is 
admitted that if the war keeps on at its present 
fury for a year and a half longer there will be 
some cause for worry concerning the chemical 




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Donald W. Philbrick, 191 7, Editor-in-Chief 

Robert G. Albion, 1918, Managing Editor 

William S. Cormack, 1917, Alumni Editor 


Holland C. Farnham, 1919, 
Clyde E, Stevens, 1919, 

On The Campus 
The Other Colleges 

Frank E. Noyes, 1917 
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Franklin D. MacCormick, 1918 
Bela W. Norton, 1918 
Gerald S. Joyce, 1918 
Raymond L. Atvvood, 1919 

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Business Manager 
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Assistant Manage 

Vol. XLVl. 

OCT. 10, 1916 

No. 14 

Entered at Post Oftic 

e at Brunswick as Second-Clas 

IS Mail Matter 

Why the Drop in Football ? 

The first reports from Whittier Field as the 
college year opened were quite encouraging. We 
found three full teams practicing daily and doing 
good, hard work under Coach Weatherhead. As 
the Freshmen arrived, fresh candidates for the 
eleven appeared and there seemed to be a wealth 
of material from which to pick the team. 

Now captain, coach and managers are com- 
plaining that there are scarcely enough men out 
to form two elevens. A few are on the hospital 
list; the great majority, we are forced to con- 
clude, have quit. Football is not a parlor game. 
Sore muscles and hard bumps are to be expected. 
Some are physically unfit for the game, but 
there are others who have gone out with a shout, 

expecting some gentle sport and when a real test 
of gameness came, they have failed. We may 
have no right to tell any individual man that he 
ought to go out for football. One or two perhaps 
cannot keep up in their courses, though their 
failure to do so is due more to a lack of syste- 
matic planning and concentration than to the 
time involved. One or two others may have ac- 
ceptable excuses for not appearing in uniform 
each afternoon, but for the greater part, sheer 
laziness or else an attack of cold feet is the 

It is hard for a man to see himself relegated 
day after day to the third team, without a hope 
of actually playing in a game this year, but for 
the sake of his College, if for no other reason, he 
should stick it out, do his best and be ready to 
take the place of some injured man or form the 
nucleus of the team next year. Many a game is 
lost for lack of capable substitutes ; incalculable 
benefit can be derived from the presence of a 
large squad on the field and a third team ready 
for scrimmage. For the sake of your captain 
and his faithful team-mates in their attempt to 
develop a successful team this year, all you who 
have the least inclination or adaptation for the 
game, however slight, get out for practice and 
stay out. If you are no longer wanted, the coach 
will tell you so ; until then do your best, regularly 
and faithfully, and your reward will be imme- 
diate in an increased sense of devotion and use- 
fulness to your College. 

A Bates Game Dance 

As the question of a College dance after the 
last home football game comes up before the 
Student Council again this year, the prospects of 
its abolition seem better than ever. The argu- 
ments against holding a dance at that time were 
quite fully stated in an Orient editorial a year 
ago, and the opposition of players, alumni, sub- 
freshmen and many of the students combined 
was almost unanimous. The superior advantages 
of Christmas week as a time for a College dance 
seemed conclusive. Until some new argument is 
presented in its favor, we believe the football 
dance should be abolished and hope those inter- 
ested in the matter will express their opinions to 
the Council that there may be no question as to 
the best course to pursue. 


To the Student Body: 

Last week "Dave" Porter '06, an International 
Y. M. C. A. Secretary, was here in the course of 
a tour of the American colleges. He is conduct- 



ing a campaign to support the work to be done 
in the detention camps of the countries at war, 
where millions of prisoners are to spend the 
coming winter. A meeting was held here and 
several undergraduates discussed the possibility 
of rousing the Bowdoin student body to do its 
part.' In the course of the discussion these facts 
came out : that the Christian Association is 
pledged to raise funds this year to help Dr. Gren- 
fell's work in Labrador, work which is terribly 
handicapped by the withdrawal of support in 
Great Britain; that it is extremely difficult to 
raise money on the Bowdoin campus (not a re- 
cent discovery!); that the Christian Association, 
if it can raise money for one worthy object, must 
rest satisfied. In other words, the consensus of 
opinion among several men prominent in the 
student body, themselves enthusiastic over the 
project, was that "it wouldn't go." 

I hereby enter the Orient columns for the first 
time since becoming an alumnus, to take excep- 
tion to this conclusion. Mr. Porter came here 
from Wesleyan, where they raised $1,000. A 
letter from him reached me Saturday, saying, 
"The Colby Christian Association Cabinet de- 
cided last night to tackle the war fund and gave 
(average) $8.50 each at cabinet meeting. The 
Y. W. C. A. Cabinet gave this morning $199 and 
it looks like a full $1,000 before sunset." 

Well, what about Bowdoin? Without argu- 
ment, everybody on the campus will admit that 
the cause for which the money is being raised 
deserves our support. Hundreds of thousands 
of men are cooped up behind barbed wire — in one 
camp 74,000 men — under conditions which make 
for physical, mental, and moral degeneration. 
The Russian Government admits that it has not 
enough blankets for its own armies. What then 
will become of their alien prisoners, thousands 
of them in desolate camps in Siberia? And be- 
yond the physical suffering is the mental and 
moral danger in herding thousands of men to- 
gether and keeping them inactive for months on 
end. The International Y. M. C. A. has gone 
into these camps and tried, as far as limited funds 
permit, to relieve conditions. It will do more 
this winter if yoit and I give our dollars. 

But will we give them? What is wrong with 
us? Are we indifferent, or simply tight-fisted? 
Other colleges give — give until it is no longer 
easy, but a sacrifice. If we can not take the lead, 
can we not at least follow ? When the need is 
there and other colleges look at it squarely and 
answer it, can we side-step? These men who need 
our help are not simply Germans, Russians, Eng- 
lish and so on. They are boys and young men — 

college men in many cases. Yet we go calmly to 
classes day after day. We are too far away to 
care, perhaps, but the greatest shame of the war 
is going to fall on those who saw fellows like 
themselves go down and who wouldn't give one 
of their precious dollars to help. 

Perhaps I am too bitter. It is hard to think of 
the war rationally. But most of us are too in- 
different to what is going on over there. We 
go on in our little narrow circle of thought,getting 
tremendously stirred up over "Proc night" and 
our hectic rushing season. We laugh at the 
Freshmen because they fail to pass a "'war 
exam," and most of us do not know and do not 
care whether Verdun falls or not, as long as the 
Red Sox took the first game. In the meantime, 
the college men of other nations are fighting, suf- 
fering, and dying by the thousands, or rotting in 
filthy prison camps. 

What is wrong on the campus? Are we in- 
capable of real enthusiams — ^big, broad-minded 
ones? Are we tight-fisted, and is the organiza- 
tion that asks us for money to become obnoxious ? 
Is it true that the Bowdoin Christian Association 
cannot raise money for this and other worthy 
objects, and that it can not count on the support 
of the student body? Is it true that we can not 
do what other colleges do ? 

I say "no" to these questions. What do you 
say ? 

I have used the Orient columns with the hope 
that the student body may start thinking, talk- 
ing, — perhaps, even, giving. 

Austin H. M.\cCormick 'is. 


Long after the lights shone on the campus 
and while night enshrouded the Delta so that 
neither the fielders nor the batter could see the 
ball, the Sophomores and Freshmen battled for 
supremacy last Wednesday afternoon. Finally 
after Butterfield slid across the plate with two 
out, tying the score. Umpire Humphre}' called 
the game after 4J/2 innings of play. 

The game was a see-saw affair, first the Fresh- 
men holding the lead then the Sophomores- The 
inability of the Freshman catcher. Coombs, to 
hold the shots of Lannin cost the Freshies a 
couple of tallies at the outset, but by bunching 
their hits in the first and third frames, they 
managed to hold their own. 

Lannin, besides driving in two tallies and scor- 
ing himself with a home run d'"ive, pitched a 
masterly game and easily starred for the Fresh- 

Thomas with a perfect batting and fielding 



average for the day was a bulwark of strength 

behind the bat and caught Butterfield in fine 


ab r bh po a e 

Finn, ss 2 2 i i i 

Hall, 1st 2 o 2 I 

McPherson, 3rd 2 o o i i o 

Thomas, c 3 2 i 4 o 

Doherty, cf 3 i i i o o 

McClave, 2nd 2 o 3 o i 

Smith, rf 3 o o o 

McCarthy, If 2 o 

Butterfield, p 3 i i i o 


Cook, 2nd, ss . . 
McElwee, ss, c 
Delehanty, cf . . 

Lannin, p 

Adams, ist . . . . 
Hall, 3rd 

22 6 4 12 3 2 

ab r bh po a e 
2 I I 2 I 
2 2 I 4 I o 

1 2 I o 

2 o I I 

Mason, If 2 o o o o o 

Houston, rf 2 o o o i 

Coombs, c 2 I I 2 o 2 

Total . . . , 

Freshmen . . 

17 6 6 14* 2 5 
2021 I — 6 
2040 X — 6 

Two base hit, Adams. Home run, Lannin. 
Hits — Off Lannin 4, off Butterfield 6. Sacrifice 
hit, Hall. Sacrifice fly, McPherson. Stolen 
bases, Finn, Thomas 2, Doherty, Butterfield. 
First base on balls, off Lannin 4, off Butterfield 
2. Struck out by Lannin 8, Butterfield 4. Passed 
balls. Coombs. Time, 1.30. Umpires, Woodman 
'18, Humphrey '18. 

*2 men out in 5th. 

games in conjunction with Maine and Colby so 
that they could get teams at less expense. An- 
other meeting will be held in the near future. 

The managers were : 

V. E. Abbott, JMaine. 

John Everett, Colby. 

R. E. Purinton, Bates. 

F. D. MacCormick, Bowdoin. 

A meeting of the Maine Baseball Managers 
-was held at Waterville at Colby College, for the 
business of drawing up the Maine schedule. The 
question of a two or three game schedule was 
brought up and no definite decision was reached. 
The Bowdoin Faculty and the Bates Athletic 
Council had previously voted against a three 
game schedule, while Colby and Maine were in 
favor of a three game schedule. The argu'i-ent 
for the two game schedule is that with a three 
game schedule Bowdoin cannot have satisfactory 
relations with out of state teams. Bowdoin and 
Bates both offered to arrange their out of state 




A.S.B.C. for Football $1,40000 

A.S.B.C. for Baseball 1,10000 

A.S.B.C. for Track 1,225 00 

A.S.B.C. for Tennis I75 00 

A.S.B.C. for Fencing 15 00 

Balance 1914-15 902 64 

Football Fund ' 775 86 

Loan (1914-15) Paid by 
■ Track Dept. (Football 

Fund) 250 00 

Tennis Association 4 75 

Total $5,848 25 


Football Manager $1,400 00 

Baseball Manager 1,100 00 

Track Manager 1,225 00 

Tennis Manager 175 00 

Fencing Manager 15 00 

Hockey Rink 16 00 

Athletic Certificates 22 75 

Football Manager from Foot- 
ball Fund 822 83 

Loan (1915-16) to Track 

Dept. from Football Fund 250 00 
Loan to Baseball Dept. 

"Football" 100 00 

Balance on Deposit 721 67 

Total $5,848 25 

Note : The Track Department owes the Ath- 
letic Council $150.00 on account of money loaned 
during season of 1914-15. This sum with unpaid 
loan of Track Department during season of 19 15- 
16 makes a total of $350.00 owed to the Athletic 
Council by the Track Department. 
Respectfully submitted, 

Paul Nixon, 

Treasurer of the Athletic Council. 

Sept. I, 1916. 
Audited and found correct. 
F. N. Whittier, 

October 5, 1916. 




Bovvdoin's Arctic traditions are brought out in 
the new song written by ''Bob" Coffin '15. who is 
now a Rhodes Scholar in Oxford, and set to 
music by Professor Burnett. The music is weird 
and fascinating, and the song promises to be a 
popular one with the student body. 


Who's here today to fight, to fight? 

The White to lower never, 
The Polar Bear will do and dare 

For Bowdoin forever. 

Hark to the mighty roar, 
Down from the Arctic shore 

The Bear— Woof! Woof! 

Polar Bear— Woof I Woof! 
Rah! Rah! for the Bear 

The Bowdoin Bear. 


Does Bowdoin claim a name, a fame, 
Then what can Bruin give her? 

His coat as bright as Arctic white 
From Bowdoin's defender. 


AVhy does the foe go down, go down : 
Why face our mascot never? 

From snowy pole the echoes roll 
For Bowdoin forever. 

Leiand S. McElwee '16, who has been playing 
with the Philadelphia Athletics this summer is 
back on the campus for a few days. Just to show 
us how he did it, "Mac" pitched for the pick-up 
team that played Bath Saturday on the Delta and 
whaled out a home run. 

McElwee joined the Philadelphia team just 
after graduation and has played practically all 
summer. His work with the stick was particu- 
larly good, his batting average being high 
throughout. As yet he has not decided what he 
will do this winter, and although he has an offer 
to play ball again next summer, he doubts if he 
will accept, as he says that it hardly pays a col- 
lege man to play ball a few years before entering 
his life work unless he can pull the salary of a 
Ty Cobb. "Mac" will be around the campus a few 
days, at least until after initiation. 


The men who attended Plattsburg last summer, 
by presenting their certificate of attendance to 
the Dean, will receive credit this year for a one 
semester course or a one year course in Physi- 
cal Training. 

The question of credit for the future has been 
left to the Recording Committee to report later 
on to the Faculty, but since no satisfactory ar- 
rangements can be made for military instruction 
at the College, it is doubtful if any academic 
credit can be given for attendance at military 
training camps in the future. 


For some time past it has been evident that a 
recrowning of the floor was advisable. This has, 
however, been necessarily delayed because of 
lack of funds. Owing to the fact that many de- 
layed subscriptions have been paid this year, it 
has been possible to have this work done in a 
thorough fashion. The levels were made by Pro- 
fessor Langley and the work is already under 
way. The new clay covering will prove a great 
help in the winter track work. 


The Infirmary has already risen above the 
foundation stage, and anyone who will take a 
short walk back of the Gymnasium will get 
a good idea of the size of the building. The 
work began on August 10, and has been progress- 
ing well under the contractors, F. A. Rumery & 
Co. of Portland. The building is of brick, simi- 
lar to that of the Gymnasium. The supervising 
architect is Felix A. Burton '07. 


About 24 candidates responded to the call for 
band men. The material this year is uncom- 
monly good and Manager Scott prophecies a first 
class band. New music has been procured and a 
genuine interest aroused. The band made its 
first appearance at the game with Fort McKin- 
ley, and it will make the trip to Orono. 

The regular monthly meeting of the Union 
Governors was held last Monday. A report of 
the business transacted during September was 
given by Professor Langley. 

Several matters were discussed concerning the 
government of the Union, but nothing of im- 
portance was taken up. 



Dr. Berton C. Morrill, Bowdoin cv-igio, will 
assist in coaching the Harvard field event men 
the coming year. He was coach at Bowdoin dur- 
ing his college course, and was at Bates a year. 
Last year he had charge of the Purdue track 
team. The Crimson coaching staff will now con- 
tain three coaches, Pooch Donovan for the sprint- 
ers as in former years, while the field men will 
report to Dr. Morrill and Ellery Clark '96. 

The addition to the Harvard coaching stai¥ 
was caused by the fact that there have been such 
poor weight men on the Harvard teams the past 
few years. This year graduation has taken away 
even the few good weight throwers and jumpers 
that the Crimson had, and the problem before the 
two coaches is a hard one. The Crimson will 
begin work immediately for the fall, some of 
the candidates having already reported. During 
the fall the sprinters will report from 2.30 to 3-30 
to Pooch Donovan, while the field event candi- 
dates will report to the other two coaches the 
following hour, their practice being held behind 
the stadium. 



11. Interclass cross-country race. 
Fraternity initiations. 

12. Columbus Day — College holiday. 

13. Masque and Gown reading 7.30, Banister 


14. Bowdoin vs. Wesleyan at Middletown. 
Bowdoin 2nd vs. Hebron at Hebron. 
Medical School opens. 

15. College Preacher — Dean Brown of Yale. 
21. Bowdoin vs. Colby, Whittier Field. 

Football and cross-country. 
25-6. Fall Interclass Track Meet. 

mitt) tfie JFacultp 

At the house-warming of the Brunswick 
Dramatic Club last Thursday and Friday evenings, 
a play was presented in which Professors 
Hormell, Nixon, Davis and Evans took prominent 

Professor Johnson is at Dartmouth this week 
representing Bowdoin at the inauguration of 
Ernest M. Hopkins as President of the Hanover 

Professor Files was the chairman of the big 
Good Roads Convention held in Augusta last 
week. This was one of the most important meet- 
ings for the discussion of good road problems 
in the history of the state, and it is probable that 
automobilists in particular will notice the good re- 

sults of the meeting. Professor Flies has been 
prominent in the good roads movement. 

Professor Bell spoke before the Bowdoin Club 
of Boston at their October meeting last week. 

Professor Bell spoke before the Bowdoin Club 
of Boston last Friday night. 

Professor Allen Johnson of Yale, formerly of 
the Bowdoin history department left last week 
for Bryn Mawr, Pa., where he is to spend a 
year's leave of absence. Professor Johnson 
spends his summers at MacMahan Island, and 
this year he passed two weeks in Brunswick be- 
fore returning. 

SDn tf)c Campus 

Cushman '20 and Cane, special, have left Col- 

The bridge on the cross-country course has 
been rebuilt. 

Niven '16 and Roper '18 have returned to Col- 
lege recently. 

The betting is about even on the outcome of 
the world's series. 

The annual Topsham Fair this week with Tri- 
angle still in the running. 

The Track Club held its annual fall meeting 
last evening at the Union. 

A new coating of dirt is being placed on the 
floor of the Athletic Building. 

Crosby '17 took examinations for the Rhodes 
Scholarship at Augusta last week. 

A number of students went to Boston Saturday 
and took in the first game of the World's Series. 

Nearly 70 men are out for the Glee Club. 
From these about twenty will be picked for the 

An informal poll of the faculty shows that it 
is about evenly divided in its stand for Hughes 
or Wilson. 

The Student Council will decide, soon after 
Initiative Night as to the advisability of holding 
a Football Dance. 

The Annie Talbot Cole lecturer this year will 
be Professor William Lyon Phelps of the De- 
partment of English at Yale. 

A flag for Memorial Hall has recently been 
presented to the College by Edgar O. Achorn 
'81, who has made several similar presentations 
in the past. 

Buncamper '18 has just accepted the pastorate 
of the North Deering Congregational Church. 
He will carry on the work together with his reg- 
ular college studies. 


Cate '20 who caught for the Freshmen in the 
third game of the Freshman-Sophomore series, 
was the Massachusetts All-Interscholastic catch- 
er. He comes from Thayer Academy. 

The supply of the Catalogue Number of the 
Bulletin is exhausted. Any upper classman who 
has a copy in fair condition will assist the Dean 
by returning it to his office for further use. 

The Board of Managers held a short meeting 
in the managers' room in the Gymnasium. The 
question of unpaid blanket taxes was brought up. 
Definite action as to delinquents will be taken 

Campbell '17 returned from California last 
Friday, and was in football uniform on Whittier 
Field Friday and Saturday. He played in a num- 
ber of the games last season, and will be a strong 
candidate for the line in the coming games. 

The number of new Greeks this year surpasses 
anything in past years. The nationals have taken 
in 80 Freshmen, and the delegations of the locals 
swell this number to 93, and then there are sev- 
eral pledges amonog the upper classmen. 

A Wilson and Marshall Club was organized 
Wednesday evening with Prof. Kenneth C. M. 
Sills as president, Joseph P. Dolan, vice-presi- 
dent, and Ithamer M. McKenney, secretary and 
treasurer. The club has a membership of 79. 

aiumni J^otes 

To John W. Frost of the class of '04, we are 
indebted for the following list of Bowdoin Alum- 
ni who are at present on the border with the 
National Guard: 

Daniel C. Munro, (1903), ist Lt., ist Cav., N. 
G., N. Y. 

John W. Frost, (1904), ist Lt., 47th Inf., N. 
G.^N. Y. 

James G. Finn, (1905), ist Lt., 69th Inf., N. 
G., N. Y. 

James D. Merriman, (1894), 2nd Lt., 12th Inf., 
N. G., N. Y. 

Stanley W. Pierce (1910), Corp., ist Cav., N. 
G., N. Y. 

Phillip R. Shorey, (1907), Pvt., ist Cav., N. 
G., N. Y. 

'95 Work has been recently begun on the new 
Congregational church in Gardiner, Maine; the 
plans for which building have been drawn by the 
pastor, Rev. Langdon Quimby, D.D- Not only 
are these plans, which are very minute and re- 
quire exceptionally delicate draughtsmanship, the 
product of the pastor, but the construction will 
be under his direct supervision. The type of 
architecture in which the building is constructed 

is unique in this section, inasmuch as it is pure 
mission in style and rigid adherence to this form 
will be practised throughout. 

'09 — Dr. Oramel FT. Stanley and Miss Sylvia 
B. Hacker of Brunswick were married at the 
home of the bride, Sept. 27. The service was 
performed by President Hyde. Immediately after 
the ceremony the bride and groom left for Wash- 
ington, D. C, where Dr. Stanley is connected 
with the medical corps of the army. He gradu- 
ated from the Medical School in 1912, and sup- 
plemented his work there with a year in the 
Maine General Hospital at Portland. Before 
being transferred to Washington, he was at the 
Essex County Hospital at Cedar Grove, N. J. 

'13 — Word has been received of the wedding 
of Mr. Verd R. Leavitt and Miss Harriet E- Rice 
of Hartford, Conn. The ushers were: Harrison 
Robinson '11, Harrison '12, Heman A. White '12, 
and Charles R. Bull '13. Mr. Leavitt is manager 
of the investment security office of Bertram, Gris- 
com & Co., of Hartford. 

'16 — Abraham S. Shwartz left recently for 
Manila, P. I., where he is to be in the employ 
of the Pacific Commercial Company for several 


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you will acquire during your 
years in college. There are a 
few copies yet available which 
can be had at the reduced price of 
$1.00 from Mgr. C. H. Crosby at 
the Deke House. 


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NO. 15 


With Bowdoin against Colby and Bates against 
Maine Saturday, the state championship series 
will get under way. Early predictions are nat- 
urally uncertain, but Colby seems to have the 
strongest of the four teams, having much of its 
strength resting in the captain, Eddie Cawley 
who is the fastest back in the state. He was used 
for only a few minutes against the soldiers Sat- 
urday and will be in the pink of condition for the 
opening game. Colby has many veterans, and the 
early scores indicate a team that works well. 

Bowdoin should show up well against the other 
two colleges and has a good chance to take sec- 
ond place. Maine has suffered a severe relapse 
from its last year's championship strength, and 
the game with Bates should be fairly even. If 
the injuries of last Saturday do not prove serious, 
the chances of Bowdoin for second place, and 
even possibly for first, look good. Seldom has a 
Bowdoin eleven in recent years gone through the 
first four games undefeated, and though the team 
is light and has many new men, the chapel bell 
may ring two or three times. 


At the meeting of the Student Council last 
week it was decided to postpone the College 
dance until after the football season. It was sug- 
gested that it be held either Thanksgiving or 
Christmas week. No definite decision will be 
made until later. 

.Attempting to elude the gate keepers at the 
Topsham Fair Thursday, eleven students, most of 
them Freshmen, were apprehended and fined five 
dollars each. There is a state law which provides 
that anyone attempting to enter a fair ground 
without paying admission shall be fined five dol- 
lars, and the fair officials are empowered to col- 
lect the money. A similar thing occurred last 
year, when several students were caught. This 
year, however, instead of climbing the fence, the 
students boldly attempted to enter by the main 
gate, one of their number engaging the official in 
conversation while the rest passed in. There 
may be a legal battle according to one of the vic- 


Though Bowdoin had a lead of 19 to 6 at the 
beginning of the last quarter, Wesleyan was suf- 
ficiently active in that period to tie the score. The 
game was a spectacular one, both captains, Shum- 
way and Deetjen, showing up well in the back- 
field. Bowdoin often seemed to have the better 
of the game, but severe penalties and several in- 
juries together with Wesleyan's final spurt pre- 
vented a victory. 

Long end runs were made by both sides and 
the offensive of both teams was superior to the 
defense. The Bowdoin defensive weakened in 
the last quarter after Stone, Campbell, and Pea- 
cock left the field with injuries which may weak- 
en the team next week. Bowdoin was penalized 
severely throughout the game, losing 105 yards 
in the first quarter. The game was a long one, 
alternating 12 and 15 minute periods. 

Deetjen, one of the fastest backs in the East, 
played a sensational game and got away with 
many long runs. Harmon also gained much 
ground for Wesleyan. The Bowdoin offensive 
was strong, the entire backfield making long gains 
through the Wesleyan line. Bowdoin had the 
advance reputation of having a heavy line, but 
the two proved about equal weight. The line 
held well in the first of the game and there was 
very little that went through it until the last quar- 
ter. Though much lighter than last year's line 
and with many new men, it is a far stronger line 
than was anticipated at the beginning of the sea- 

Again this year, the Wesleyan game proved a 
bad one for injuries. Campbell, playing his first 
game of the season, pulled a tendon in the last 
minutes of play, and may be out of the game for 
several weeks. He had played a strong game at 
tackle. Crockett played in his first varsity game, 
relieving Peacock at halfback. Rhoads and 
Drummond played portions of the game. 

On account of the superior offensive on both 
sides, the game was a fairly open one, and conse- 
quently more exciting than the earlier games of 
the season. Until the very end of the game it 
seemed a Bowdoin victory, and the tieing of the 
score was an odd coincidence. 



First Period 

There was no scoring during the first period. 
Bradford kicked off for Bowdoin, and by a series 
li consistent rushes and equally consistent pen- 
ilties on Bowdoin, Wesleyan got the ball within 
."coring distance, and then attempted a drop kick, 
which failed. Bowdoin then got the ball and 
rushed it within a few yards of the Wesleyan 
goal, but lost it on downs. Deetjen kicked off- 
side to the 25 yard line when the whistle blew. 
Second Period 

The second period started auspiciously for 
Bowdoin with three consecutive line plunges 
which put the ball on Wesleyan's five yard line. 
A clever forward pass from Shumway to Chap- 
m,in sent the ball over the line for the first touch- 
u^ ./U. Shumway kicked the goal. Wesleyan 
then kicked off and Bowdoin carried the ball to 
the middle of the field. Bowdoin punted and 
after a series of rushes and penalties Wesleyan 
reached the one yard line and Webb took the ball 
over for Wesleyan's first touchdown. Wesleyan 
then kicked off, Shumway received, and ran the 
ball back for 65 yards, being tackled from behind 
by Deetjen on the 10 yard line. Two 15 yard 
penalties took Bowdoin's chances away and the 
ball went back to the middle of the field. Wes- 
leyan then rushed it to the 15 yard line and failed 
on a drop kick. 

Third Period 

Wesleyan kicked off. Peacock caught the ball 
and carried it back 63 yards on a pretty run. .A. 
series of end runs and a line play brought the 
ball to Wesleyan's six yard line, and Bartlett car- 
ried it across the line on a dive plunge. An at- 
tempt to kick the goal failed. Wesleyan then 
kicked again, and Rhoads was tackled in his 
tracks. A brilliant series of runs by Peacock, 
Turner and Shumway then brought the ball to 
the 10 yard line, and Turner took it over on a 
line plunge. Bowdoin failed to kick the goal. 
Bowdoin kicked off and the quarter ended with 
the ball in the center of the field. 
Fourth Period 

Wesleyan strengthened in the fourth quarter. 
With the ball in the center of the field Deetjen 
and Harmon got away with an end run apiece, 
and put the ball over from the two yard line. 
Harmon kicked the goal. Bowdoin then came 
back with a burst of speed. On the kick-off Tur- 
ner ran the ball back 25 yards. A. series of 
straight line plays landed the White on the ten 
yard line ; but the ball was lost on downs. Deet- 
jen then tore off two 30 yard runs, bringing Wes- 
leyan within scoring distance. A number of line 
plunges were of no avail and it looked as if 

Bowdoin would hold them, when Deetjen took the 
ball on a fake forward pass, crossed the line and 
tied the score. The game ended with the ball in 
the middle of the field. 

The summary : 
Bowdoin Wesleyan 

Bradford, le re, Boswell 

McNaughton, Rhoads, It rt, Browne 

Stewart, Small, Ig rg, Talbot 

Small, Stone, c c, Eaton 

Young, rg Ig, Sutter, Froidevaux 

Oliver, rt It, Woolley 

Foster, Chapman, Drummond, re 

le, Webber, Johnson, Peck' 

Shumway, qb qb, Webb, Peck, Webb 

Peacock, Crockett, Sprague, Ihb rhb, Deetjen 

Bartlett, rhb Ihb, Harmon 

Turner, fb fb, Wilbur 

Score: Bowdoin 19, Wesleyan 19. Touch- 
downs, Chapman, Webb, Bartlett, Turner, Deet- 
jen 2. Goals from touchdowns, Shumway, Har- 
mon. Referee, Carpenter of Harvard. Umpire, 
Henessey of Brown. Head linesman, Hastings 
of Cornell. Time of quarters, 12, 15. 12. 15. 


The other colleges on onr schedule this fall 
fared as follows in their games last Saturday : 
Bates 7, N. H. State 0. 
Maine 0, R. L State 13. 
Colby 20, Fort McKinley o. 
Amherst o, Brown 69. 
Middlebury 13, Stevens Tech 7. 
Holy Cross o. Army 17. 
Tufts 0, Princeton 3. 


In the last quarter, the Bowdoin second team, 
although defeated 29-6, made the first touchdown 
that has been made against Hebron this fall, 
when Merrill crossed the goal line after receiving 
a successful forward pass from Babbitt. After 
Murphy had scored Hebron's last touchdown, 
Hebron kicked to Doherty who ran the ball back 
through a broken field 30 yards to Hebron's 40 
yard mark. After an unsuccessful try at a for- 
ward pass, Merrill caught a 30 yard pass from 
Babbitt and ran the remainder of the distance for 
the second team's only score. 

Although greatly outweighed, the Bowdoin line 
played a good defensive game, stopping Hebron's 
shoestring play on every occasion it was used. 
The Hebron eleven made good use of the delayed 
pass through the center of the opposite line, mak- 



ing two of its touchdowns solely by this play. 
In the last few minutes of the first half, Murphy 
dropped a pretty field goal from the 25 yard line. 
F. Redman and Murphy played star games for 
Hebron, while Doherty with his two spectacular 
runs, Babbitt and Merrill also played well for the 
Bowdoin Seconds. 

The summary ; 
Hebron Academy Bowdoin 2nd 

Phillips, Worthington, le re, Merrill 

Damm, Leavit, It rt, Gillespie 

Kenyon, Ig rg, Haggerty 

Stanwood, c c, Kern 

Holden, Hurd, rg Ig, Hersum 

Berquist, Chase, rt Ig, Casper 

Haskell, Rydholm, re le, Cobb 

A. Redman, Purinton, Miller, qb . . . qb. Babbitt 
Richardson, Purinton, A. Redman, Ihb 

rhb, Doherty 

Bartlett, F. Redman, rhb Ihb, Mclninch 

Murphy, Coe, f b fb, Colbrook 

Hebron Academy 29, Bowdoin 2nd 6. Touch- 
downs, F. Redman 2, Murphy, A. Redman, Mer- 
rill. Goals from touchdown, Murphy, Purinton. 
Goals from field, Murphy. Referee, "Cuddy" 
Murphy of Hebron. Umpire, Whitney of Colby. 
Linesman, Merrill of H^ebron. Time, four 10- 
minute periods. 

"By their fruit shall ye know them," was the 
text of Dean Charles Reynolds Brown of the 
Yale School of Religion at chapel vespers Sun- 
day. The sermon showed how anybody could 
start something but that it took a somebody to 
carry it through — and reap the fruits. Among 
the men named, who had by thoroughness and 
persistence endured to the end, were Grant, 
Webster, Kitchener, famed the world over. He 
said that the need, today, was for men worth 
while, men, who by means of character, for 
character is what a man is in the dark, and per- 
sistence could walk to the end of life's lane 
without failure, attaining the end by doing each 
duty and doing it well, — clinching the nails. He 
closed in saying that the heart and the mind were 
the man and if they were right, "Patient industry 
need never doubt its reward." 

\i the morning service he spoke upon the 
"Lure of Goodness." He brought out in his 
striking way how goodness was the quality to 
be sought by anyone. Wickedness is famed every- 
where in the world and when one speaks of hav- 
ing a good time, they generally mean it in an im- 
moral sense, while righteous and goodness are 

the best essentials. He takes for example of his 
thought our Saviour, although only an ordinary 
carpenter's son, without any education he goes 
about doing good, not scolding people for their 
wrong doings, but praying for their forgiveness. 
That is the joy of being good. Thus he left with 
us that goodness is a necessary factor in our lives 
for every day. 

Dean Brown, through his important pastorates 
before entering upon his present position of lead- 
ship in Yale University, through his books and 
through his acceptable services as college preach- 
er in colleges east and west, is widely known and 
greatly esteemed. 


A match with the Rumford Rifle Club will be 
the first event on the Rifle Club schedule. The 
date has not yet been definitely determined, but 
it will probably come next Monday afternoon. 
There will be five different ranges ; 200 and 300 
yard rapid fire, and 300, 500, and 600 yard slow 
fire, with ten shots on each range. Ten men will 
be picked to shoot, and the seven highest will 
score. Faculty members will be eligible to shoot. 
Each team will use its own range and the scores 
will be guaranteed by local N. R. A. officials. 

There are plenty of men in College who are 
able to shoot 35 or better, and the coming week is 
an excellent time to try out for the team. New 
straps have arrived for the rifles and it is re- 
ported that the shooting is improving a full 20 
per cent on account of this. There were plenty 
of Bowdoin men at Plattsburg and they are urged 
to try out for the team. The rifle range is handy 
to the campus and an afternoon on the range is 
one well spent. There is practice every afternoon 
under the direction of a Plattsburg man as range 
officer. Johnson '18 has been appointed armorer 
for the Rifle Club. 


A Republican Club, to promote the interests 
of that party among the students will be formed 
shortly. At larger schools nationally prominent 
alumni are serving as officers. Ex-President Taft 
is Honorary President of the Republican Club at 
Yale, and his son is student vice-president of the 
organiation. The promoters of the movement 
here plan to hold rallies both on the campus and 
in nearby towns. The movement is at present 
unofficered, but an organization meeting will 
soon be held. The men behind the plan are 
Blanchard '17, Burleigh '19, Hargraves '19, and 
Martin' 19. There will be a meetingTuesday night. 




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Robert G. Albion, 1918, Managing Editor 

William S. Cormack, 1917, Alumni Editor 

Rolland C. Farnham, 1919, On The Campus 

Clyde E. Stevens, 1919, 

The Other Colleges 

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Bela W. Norton, 1918 
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Raymond L. Atwood, 1919 

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A. Otis Moulton, 1918, 

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Vol. XLVl. 

OCT. 17, 1916 No. 15 

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

The New Song and Football Rally 

The words of a new Bowdoin song were print- 
ed in the Orient last week. While it is too 
early to predict success for it, before it has been 
tried out at all, it seems to have the necessary 
pep and ''catchiness" for a good college song. 
We have often regretted that Bowdoin is not 
more of a singing college. Many of the football 
men have remarked favorably on the fine sing- 
ing of some of our rival colleges and we have 
always suffered in the comparison. Friday night 
comes the first football rally, the night before the 
Colby game, when Maine college football really 
begins. Let us have a big attendance and a good 
rousing rally to teach the Freshmen the cheers 
and learn the new song, and it would be a great 

help if a few spare moments before then were 
used for memorizing the words printed last week. 
Let's all get together, give the cheer leader some 
support, and back the team in the way Bowdoin 
teams always have been supported. The team 
has gone through its preliminary season of four 
games without a defeat and deserves the best 
recognition we can give it. 

Hot Water in the Showers 

For some time we have been hearing com- 
plaints regarding the showers in the grandstand 
at Whittier Field. The water is never warm and 
often there is very little of any temperature. 
The usual condition this fall has been a small, 
weak flow of cool or absolutely cold water. Spe- 
cialists may differ as to the superiority of hot or 
cold water baths for the health but none denies 
that warm water is essential for a good cleansing. 
Neither does anyone deny that the thirty-odd men 
who come off the football field each night aftei 
a strenuous afternoon's practice, need cleansing. 
They need the clean, soothing feeling of a warm 
bath as much as the more invigorating cold bath 
and the lack of it cannot help lowering the well- 
being of the men. They have been led to believe, 
and we still believe, that the College is able to 
furnish them with anything essential if only it be 
brought to the attention of the proper authorities. 
We take this matter up then with the purpose of 
thus bringing attention to a small, but .irritating 
and needless flaw in the perfection of our equip- 


Huan Shang Tang, the first Chinaman ever to 
enter Bowdoin, registered Tuesday as a special 
student with freshman standing. He comes from 
Canton and the past year has been a student at 
the Tsing Hua College in Pekin. Tang is in this 
country as one of the 50 Chinese students edu- 
cated this year in the United States with the in- 
come from the Boxer indemnity fund. 

Small colleges instead of universities will re- 
ceive the Chinese this year. The committee be- 
lieves that in a college of Bowdoin's type the 
foreign students come into closer contact with 
real college life and will become more quickly 
Americanized than in the larger schools, where 
they cling together more than is good for their as- 
similation of our customs. Bowdoin was picked 
as one of the few colleges to receive the students 
this year under the new plan. 

Japan has sent three men to Bowdoin in past 
years, but Tang is the first Chinese. 

The students have welcomed him heartily. He 
is staving at the Bowdoin Club. He has studied 


English for seven years and speaks it well. He 
can also speak French and German in addition 
to his native toneue. 


The surveying squad is having its week of out- 
door work, leaving the campus at eight each 
morning and not returning until dark. Most of 
the work is going on in the Frenchtown district 
and there will be some in Topsham. Before the 
men are through they will make a town engineer's 
map of the section bounded by Pleasant, Mill, 
and Gushing Streets, adjacent to the area sur- 
veyed last year. The first part of the week will 
be spent in the working out of surveying prob- 
lems. The men take lunches with them and spend 
the entire day in the open air. Professor Lang- 
ley is in charge of the work. 

In the spring the field work will come in April, 
and will probably consist of a survey of Merry- 
meeting Bay and the location of a railroad. The 
men taking the course in surveying are Achorn 
'17, Freeman '18, O. L. Hamlin '18, Hurlin '18, 
Johnson '18, and Vance '19. 


The 97th annual course of instruction in the 
Bowdoin Medical School opened this week with 
a registration of 55. Owing to the fact that 
new requirements for admission go into effect 
this year, as was expected, the number of stu- 
dents in the entering class is somewhat smaller 
than last year. Up to four years ago students 
were admitted from high school on examination. 
In 1912, the standard of admission was raised to 
require of all entrants one year of college work 
devoted to specially assigned subjects. At that 
time the size of the entering classes dropped, 
but soon reached the usual size again. Begin- 
ning this fall all candidates for admission must 
have had two years' study in a reputable college, 
in which particular attention shall have been de- 
voted to physics, chemistry, biology, and either 
French or German. By raising the standards of 
admission, more purposeful students are received 
and a much smaller number is subsequently 'ost 
by failure to do the required work. 

During the past year, the Council on Medical 
Education of the American Medical Association 
again ranked the Bowdoin Medical School among 
the "Class A" schools of the country, the annual 
classification on entrance requirements, curric- 
ulum, equipment, and the ability of graduates to 
pass the State Board of Registration examina- 
tions of the various states. The visiting com- 
mittee of the Maine Medical Association also en- 
dorsed the work and standards of the school. 

The faculty of the school suffered a severe loss 
during the last year in the dsath of Dr. Alfred 
King of Portland, then professor of surgery. Dr. 
King had been connected with the faculty since 
1897, having been demonstrator of anatomy, in- 
structor in anatomy, associate professor of 
anatomy, assistant professor of clinical surgery, 
and professor of surgery. 

A number of changes have occurred in the fac- 
ulty since the last school year. Daniel Arthur 
Robinson, A.M., M.D., formerly the representa- 
tive of the Board of Overseers, becomes acting 
lecturer on medical ethics. Frederic Henry Ger- 
rish, M.D., LL.D., formerly professor emeritus 
of surgery and professor of medical ethics, has 
resigned the chair of medical ethics, and becomes 
representative of the Board of Overseers on the 
faculty. Walter Eaton Tobie, M.D., formerly 
professor of anatomy, becomes professor of sur- 
gery, and Joseph B. Drummond, A.B., M.D., be- 
comes lecturer on anatomy and acting head of the 
department. Carl Merrill Robinson, A.B., M.D., 
instructor in anatomy becomes assistant professor 
of anatomy. During the absence of Dr. Robin- 
son in France for the first part of the year, El- 
mer Henry King, A.B., M.D., formerly assistant 
demonstrator in anatomy, and now instructor in 
anatomy is meeting the classes of Dr. Robinson. 
Philip Weston Meserve, A.M., last year instructor 
in chemistry, becomes assistant professor of 
chemistry. Wallace Wadsworth Dyson, M.D., 
from 1905 to 1913 connected with the anatomy de- 
partment, becomes instructor in clinical surgery,, 
as does also Philip Webb Davis, A.B., M.D. 

Newly elected members of the faculty are 
William Cotman Whitniore, A.B., M.D., of Port- 
land, assistant in genito-urinary surgery; Albert 
Willis Moulton, A.B., M.D., of Portland, as- 
sistant in ophthalmology and otology, and Gerald 
Gardner Wilder, A.B., of Brunswick, who suc- 
ceeds the late Dr. George T. Little as librarian. 

The following former members of the faculty 
have resigned : Richard Fitch Chase, M.D., in- 
structor in gastro-enterology ; Albion Henry Lit- 
tle, M.D., clinical assistant in diseases of the eye 
and ear; Millard Carroll Webber, A.B., M.D., 
clinical assistant in diseases of the eye ; and Mer- 
lon Ardeen Webber, A.B., M.D., assistant in sur- 

The new first year men are: 

Adolph Anderson, Brooklyn, N. Y. ; 
Hendrie W. Grant, Calais; Earl S. Hall, 
Springfield, Mass.; Edward L. Herhhy, Bangor; 
Clement P. Lelashes, 'New Haven, Conn. ; Ralph 
E. Thayer, Enfield, Mass. ; J. Napoleon Vincent. 
Auburn ; Isaac M. Webber, Weeks Mills ; Win- 
field E. Wight, Milan, N. H. 



Alpha Delta Phi 
Rev. H. O. Ladd '59, Edward Stanwood '61, 
Professor W. A. Moody '82, Professor C. C. 
Hutchins'83, Wallace H. White '99, T. C. 
White '03, Professor M. P. Cram '04, C. F. Pack- 
ard '04, D. C. White '05, P. C. Chapman '06, I. L. 
Rich '09, Harrison Chapman '10, W. E. Caldwell 
'11, D. S. Sewall '13, J. E. Philoon '13, E. S. 
Thompson '14, P. S. Smith '15, R. M. Dunton '15, 
K. E. Ramsey '15, H. E. Verrill '15, R. W. Ashey 
■e.v-'i8, M. A. Sharp, Amherst '18. 
Psi Upsilon 
Oscar C. S. Davies '79, Charles E. Sayward 
"84, Professor George T. Files '89, Frederick L. 
Pennell '08, Philip W. Meserve '11, Ben W. Part- 
ridge '11, A. Crosby Emery '11, Walter E. Chase 
'16, Dwight H. Sayward '16, David F. Kelley '16, 
Frank H. L. Hargraves '16, Elliott S. Boardman 
'16, Rev. Chauncey M. Goodrich, Yale '87, 
Charles Houghton, Yale '15. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon 
Edward S. Stackpole '71, F. N. Whittier '85, 
O. W. Turner '90, L. A. Burleigh '91, T. C. Minot 
'96, C. S. Pettingill'gS, F. P. Hills '99, K. C. M. 
Sills '01, J. A. Furbish '92, R. K. Eaton '05, H. 
S. Elder '06, F. A. Burton '07, G. P. Hyde '08. R. 
O. Brewster '09, Louis Garcelon '09, L. F. Tim- 
b'erlake '09, F. B. Simpson '12, E. C. Burleigh 
''13, P. S. Savage '13, L. S. McElwee '16, G. E. 
Leeds, Colby '17, M. B. Ingraham, Colby '17, H. 
Pratt, Colby '18, E. L. Wadsworth, Massachu- 
setts Institute Technology '13. 

Theta Delta CHb. 
Wilson Nevins '75, \Valter P. Perkins '80, \\'il- 
liam W. Curtis '82, Zachariah W. Kemp '84, Pro- 
fessor Wilmot B. Mitchell '90, Dr. Charles S. 
Wright '91, Philip Dana '96, Luther Dana '03, 
ieon V. Walker '03, Henry E. Beverage '04, 
George W. Craigie '07, Dr. Leon S. Lippincott 
'10, Arthur D. Welch '12, John A. Slocum '13, 
.iiarl B. Tuttle '13, Louis A. Donahue '14, Maurice 
W. Hamblen '14, Ivan C. Merrill '15, Henry G. 
Wood '16, Dr. James F. Albion, Tufts '87, Henry 
LD. Lane, Dartmouth '06. 

Zeta Psi 
Professor Henry Johnson '74, Charles Hag- 
•-gerty '81, Dr. H. J. Everett '04, Rev. A. W. Peter- 
son '06, Carl B. Timberlake '11, Maynard H. 
Kuhn '15, Professor Herbert C. Bell, University 
of Toronto '03. 

Delta Upsilon 
Charles E. Merritt '94, Seward Marsh '12, 
James A. Norton '13, Harold D. Gilbert '13, 
Harry E. Allen '15, Austin H. MacCormick '15, 
Samuel B. Furbish, Amherst '98, William Haw- 
ley Davis, Harvard '05. 

Kappa Sigma 
B. M. Clough 'oo, C. L. Stevens '09, A. D. 
Weston '12, G. S. Floyd '15, D. M. Mannix '15, E. 
J. Cronin '16, H. H. Foster '16, Remick, Univer- 
sity of Maine, Way, University of Vermont, Ben- 
I itt, New Hampshire State, Lathan, M. A. C, 
Avery, M. L T., Grey, Dartmouth. 
Beta Theta Pi 
George R. Gardiner '01, W^illiam Johnson '06, 

E. C. Pope '07, W. E. Roberts '07, Daniel F. 
Koughan '09, A. S. Pope '10, F. T. Garland '14, 
V. P. Woodbury '15, F. P. McKenney '15, S. C. 
Darlyniple '16, Clarence A. Newton, Wesleyan 
'02, George E. Ackerman, Northwestern '85, A. 
B. Nichols, W^esleyan '08, L. T. Goodman, Ohio 
Wesleyan '15, S. L. Yonce, Brown '17, W. B. 
Haskell, Maine '17, Langdon Hill, Maine '17, C. 

F. Rossman, M. L T. '18, Francis Head, Maine 
'18, T. V. Schenck, Maine '19. 

Beta Chi 
Langdon R. White '16. 

Phi Theta Upsilon 
Francis H. Bate '16. 


Friday evening in Banister Hall Mrs. Arthur 
Brown, the Masque and Gown coach, read parts 
of "Pierre Patelin" to some twenty men. Those 
who wished to compete in the trials chose parts 
after the reading. 

Last night from four until six, too late for re- 
port in this issue, the trials were held. Manager 
Colter plans to present the play in Portland about 
the middle of December. This will be its first 
trip. Half a dozen other trips are being consid- 
ered. "Pierre Patelin" will also be offered as the 
Ivy Play in June. 


The band has the largest number of men this 
year that it has had for several years, 28 men 
having reported to Leader Mclntire so far. With 
the games with Colby and Bates on Whittier 
Field, and a trip to Orono for the Maine game 
clofe at hand, the musicians are getting down to 
work and will have a rehearsal this evening at 7 
o'clock in Memorial Hall. Another rehearsal will 
be held Thursday afternoon at 4.30. The follow- 
ing are the men who have alread)' reported for 
practice: Mclntire '17 (leader), Bagley '18, 
Simonton '18, C. E. Stevens '19 (asst. mgr.), E. 
C. Palmer '20, T. S. Wood '20, Toothaker, Medic 
'19, cornets; Keigwin "18, Stearns '18, Dunham 
'19, Tillson '19, clarinets; True '17, piccolo; H. 
T. Pierce '18, L. O. Smith '19, N. H. Foster '20, 
altos; Tilley '19, Mundie '20, baritones; J. L. 
Scott '18 (manager). E. \Y. Holbrook '19, E. A. 



Allen '20, D. L. Noyes '20, trombones; Knapp '17, 
Sandford '18, S. A. Smith '20, bases; Joyce '18, 
Warren '18, R. S. Turner '19, Richan '20, drums. 

McLellan '20, Merrill '19, Scott '19; 2nd Bass: 
Decker '19, Doherty '19, Houghton '20, Joyce '18, 
Linder '20, Stanley '18. 


Bowdoin has played Colby in football for 24 

years beginning in 1892. During that time there 

have been thirty games in which Bowdoin has 

won 16, tied 4 and lost 10. The total of points 
for Bowdoin equals to 436 to 212 for Colby. Be 
low are the results of the previous games : 

1892 Bowdoin 56 Colby o. 
Bowdoin 22 Colby 4 

1893 Bowdoin 42 Colby 4 
Bowdoin 40 Colby o 

1894 Bowdoin 30 Colby 

1895 Bowdoin 5 Colby 
Bowdoin 6 Colby 

1896 Bowdoin 12 Colby 
Bowdoin 6 Colby 6 

1897 Bowdoin 4 Colby 16 
Bowdoin o Colby o 

1898 Bowdoin 24 Colby o 
Bowdoin 17 Colby o 

1899 Bowdoin Colby 6 

1900 Bowdoin 68 Colby 

1901 Bowdoin o Colby 12 

1902 Bowdoin 6 Colby 16 

1903 Bowdoin Colby 11 

1904 Bowdoin 52 Colby o 

1905 Bowdoin 5 Colby o 

1906 Bowdoin o Colby 

1907 Bowdoin 5 Colby o 

1908 Bowdoin 9 Colby 6 

1909 Bowdoin 5 Colby 12 

1910 Bowdoin 6 Colby 5 
191 1. Bowdoin o Colby o 

1912 Bowdoin 10 Colby 20 

1913 Bowdoin Colby 12 

1914 Bowdoin o Colby 48 

1915 Bowdoin 6 Colby 34 

Total Bowdoin 436 Colby 212 


"'" ■ lesults of the recent trials for the Glee 
Club leave 30 men still in the running. The num- 
ber will gradually be cut until 17 men are chosen 
for the club to make the trips. The following is 
the list of men still in the squad. 

First Tenor: Chase '18, Crosby '17, Hill ig, 
Lane '18, Sullivan '20, Turner '19; 2nd Tenor: S. 
B. Adams '20, Harrington '18. Piedra '17, Pierce 
'19, Preston "17, Richan '20, Ross '17, Stetson '18, 
Woodman '18: 1st Bass: Allen '20, Biggers '17. 
Kent '17, Kileski '20, Johnson '20, Matthews 'iS, 

At a meeting of the Debating Council held re- 
cently Allen 17 was elected vice-president, and 
Albion '18 assistant manager. The following 
committees were appointed : on Interscholastic 
Debates, Norton '18, chairman, Albion '18 and 
Coburn '19; on the Inter-class Debates: Lane '17, 
chairman, Crane '17, and Foulke '19; on Student 
Forum: Jacob '17, chairman, Allen '17 and R. H. 
Cobb '17. A general debating rally to be held 
in the near future was decided upon. The sub- 
ject for the Freshman-Sophomore will be decided 
upon soon, after which ' time the call for con- 
testants will be sent out. 

Professor William Lyons Phelps, head of the 
English department of Yale University, will 
deliver the Annie Talbot Cole Lectures at 
Memorial Hall Dec. i and 8. Professor Phelps 
is one of the most popular college speak- 
ers of the day and the committee in charge has 
been extremely fortunate in securing him for. 
these lectures. Besides editing works on Shake- 
speare and Browning, Professor Phelps has writ- 
ten extensively ; among his works being Begin- 
ning of the English Romantic Period and Essays 
on Russian Novelists. Just recently he published 
a book on the development of the English novel. 
This is Professor Phelps' second visit to Bruns- 
wick. Those who were fortunate enough to hear 
his lecture on Books and Reading, given under 
the auspices of the Saturday Club two years agp 
will well remember his clear, forceful style and 
anticipate his return with pleasure. 


Members of the Brunswick Golf Club have 
played to qualify during the last week for the 
match tournament to be played for the Erswell- 
Forsaith cup. Partners have been drawn as fol- 
lows : Roberts and Priest; Sadler and Tobey; 
Sills and Woodruff; Hormell and Elliott; Nixon 
and Richardson ; Furbish and Pennell ; Nash and 
Erswell ; Forsaith and McMahon. 

Playing began Wednesday afternoon. 

The qualifying e.xaminations for the Rhodes 
Scholarship were held at Augusta October 3 and 
4. The men taking the examinations were Fran- 
cis P. McKenney '15, Clarence H. Crosby '17 
from Bowdoin. and Julian D. Coleman '18 of 



Bates. The candidates were examined upon 
Latin, Greek and Mathematics, and college men 
between the ages of nineteen and twenty-five 
were eligible to take the qualifying examinations. 
These preliminaray examinations have been sent 
to Oxford where they are to be corrected and re- 
turned to a Board of Selection of which the state 
superintendent is chairman. Taking into consid- 
eration the scholastic and athletic ability, char- 
acter and versatility of each of the candidates, 
the Board will pick one man to be the Rhodes 
Scholar. Announcement of this selection will be 
made some time in December. 

Dr. Arthur LeRoy Hunt '98 dipd at his home 
in Washington, D. C, Sunday, Oct. 8th, after 
being ill a week with infantile paralysis. Dr. 
Hunt, who had been a practicing physician in 
Washington for about twelve years, was an in- 
spector in the contagious disease service of the 
health department, and during the recent in- 
fantile paralysis epidemic assisted in the crusade 
against the disease. He had been keeping under 
his observation persons who came from districts 
where infantile paralysis was prevailing. The 
last person actually suffering from the disease 
who was visited by Dr. Hunt is recorded as being 
no more recent than the middle of July. There 
is no known exception to this record unless we 
include the apparently well cases from infected 
communities which have been coming under his 
notice continually. 

Dr. Hunt was born in Auburn, Me., Aug. 7, 
1877. He graduated from the George Washing- 
ton University in 1905. During his course there 
he also served as an employee in the census de- 
partment. He was a private secretary to the late 
Senator William P. Frye, when he was acting as 
vice-president of the United States. Later he 
became Senator Frye's physician and made the 
last trip home to Lewiston with the senator. Dr. 
Hunt was a specialist in the administration of 
anasthetics, and was recognized as one of the 
most eminent of the younger physicians of the 
capitol. Besides his parents he leaves a widow, 
formerly Miss Marie Seitz, to whom he was mar- 
ried only last June, and one sister. 

mitt) tfte Jfacultp 

Dr. Whittier has been doing some important 
work for the state in connection with the Perron 
case of Lewiston. 

Professor Files will be away this week in New 
York and Boston. Adjourns will be given in his 
German courses. 

Professor Burnett was in New York over Co- 
lumbus Day. 

Professor Van Cleve cut his leg severely with 
a hatchet while on a camping trip last week, and 
has been forced to use a cane. 

Professor Wass was re-elected president of the 
Brunswick Club last week. 

William E. Wass, the son of Professor Wass, 
sails on Oct. 28 for France where he will enter 
the American Ambulance Field Service. 

SDn tlje Campus 

Babbitt '18 was elected captain of the second 
team last week. 

Morris H. Atkins ex-'i8 is studying at Ohio 
State College, Columbus, Ohio. 

The engagement of Harrison '17 to Miss Mary 
R. Lowell of Portland has been announced. 

John Thomas '18 is again in College, and John 
O'Donnell special, has been on the campus dur- 
ing the past week. 

The first QuiH is now in the hands of the 
printer and will appear shortly. 

Seniors who wish to know how many courses 
to pass to get a diploma next June may find out 
at the Dean's office. 

The football men were not allowed stopovers 
in Boston this time, but returned straight to 
Brunswick from Middletown. 

There were several excellent parades of hor- 
ribles from the Freshmen delegations of different 
houses last week before initiation. 

Duck hunting in the Merrymeeting region and 
along the inlets of the coast in this vicinity is re- 
ported to be excellent this month. 

Whalen '18 was elected to the Bugle board to 
replace Brierly who has left College, as represen- 
tative from the non-fraternity men. 

Phillips '17 was laid up with an injured leg in 
the Thursday scrimmage and will not be back in 
uniform until the last of the week. 

The band rehearsals for the week are Tues- 
day 7 P. M. and Thursday 4 130 p. m. The manage- 
ment requests that members be prompt. 

R. Davey Greene entertained the freshman 
delegation of Kappa Sigma at a dance given at 
his home on Maine Street, Friday evening. 

The cross-country race between Hebron and 
the Bowdoin Freshmen will probably come at a 
part of the Fall Interclass Track Meet on Oct. 26. 

From the Wesleyan Argus before the game : 
"In the estimation of Wesleyan coaches, Bowdoin 
had the strongest line of any team played last 


Tag football is much in vogue these days, par- 
ticularly directly after lunch. No interfraternity 
games have been played as yet, but several are 

New candidates for the Orient board are Hur- 
rell, McWilliams, and Small from the Freshman 
class. There are a dozen other candidates from 
the class. 

Babcock '17, Jacob '17, and Thomas '18 were 
the delegates from the Bowdoin chapter to the 
Delta Upsilon convention in Providence, R. I., 
last week. 

The usual A to L and M to Z seating arrange- 
ment for Freshmen in chapel is in force this 
year, and men are liable not to get attendance 
if not on their proper side. 

To date, Bowdoin has scored 40 points against 
the 29 of its opponents. It is some time since 
the team remained undefeated through the first 
four games of the schedule. 

Some Freshmen who were low in the strength 
tests have begun gym work. Roland Cobb '17 
will notify the men who are advised to begin 
early to build up the weak spots. 

Seldom has the fall tennis tournament proceed- 
ed as far as it has this year. The players have 
been notified by telephone on the afternoon of 
their matches by the management, and as a result 
there will be a definite winner this fall. 

A few remaining copies of the 1919 proclama- 
tions may be secured from the class treasurer, 
Mahoney, at ten cents. The class not only avoid- 
ed the usual heavy proc assessment by pasting 
out of doors, but has even commercialized the 
night by selling the surplus proclamations. 

Alstrom, a photographer who visits most of 
the colleges of the country biennially, is on the 
campus for two or three weeks and is photograph- 
ing extensively inside and outside of the chap- 
ter houses. His album gives a comprehensive 
idea of the fraternity houses of the country. 

The line of march of the after-initiation sing- 
ers was extended last Wednesday night by a trip 
down Maine and Pleasant Streets to the Phi 
Theta House. The Delta U.'s were the first to 
make the rounds, and the Phi Thetes were the 
last, coming well along in the wee sma' hours. 

The moving picture voting contest for an all- 
star cast from Brunswick was started at the Cum- 
berland last Friday evening. Professors Files 
and Van Cleve were among the first to receive 
votes, and the Masque and Gown players also 
received recognition. Jack Magee and Joe Boyd 
are running well. 

The following men were initiated into the local 

fraternities in addition to the list of pledges pub- 
lished last week : Beta Chi : James Sumner Drap- 
er "20 of Wayland, Mass., and Douglas Arnold 
Haddock '20 of Calais. Phi Theta Upsilon : 
Burchard Kilkenny Look '20 and Ralph Emer- 
son Eustis '20, both of Strong. 

One of the Maine newspapers was temporarily 
removed from the newspaper room of the library 
because of mutilations. Anyone wishing to re- 
serve a clipping should mark his initials at the 
head of the clipping and the number of the page 
on the outside of the paper, and it will be held 
for him at the desk after the next issue comes. 

There are several fraternity affiliates among 
the men admitted this fall, among them being 
William Henry Montgomery from the Wesleyan 
chapter of Beta Theta Pi, Carl S. Keubler from 
the Middlebury chapter of Delta Upsilon, Merle 
A. Wood from the Colby chapter of Delta Upsi- 
lon, and Thomas Rogers Johnson from the George 
Washington University charge of Theta Delta 

Under the new winter time table of the Maine 
Central, trains arrive from Portland at 7.55 a. m., 
10.55 A. M., 1.32 p. M., 2.00 p. M., 5.48 p. M. and 
11.52 p. M. They leave for Portland at 7.55 a. m., 
10.55 A. M... 4.25 p. M., 5.05 p. M., 7.33 p. M. and 
11.52 p. M. There is an eight to ten minute stop 
in Brunswick before proceeding to and from the 
East. There are frequent trains to Bath and 

aiumni i^otes 

'07. — Seth G. Haley has been elected principal 
of Monson Academy at Monson, Mass. Monson 
Academy is one of the old New England schools 
founded in 1804. A boarding department of 125 
students, together with a number of town stu- 
dents, offers a responsible position. Hildreth '15 
is head of the science department in the same 

Ex-'io. — Word has been received here of the 
announcement of the wedding of Henry G. In- 
gersoll of Portland, Me., and Miss Gertrude E. 
Coombs of Belfast, Me. Following the marriage, 
which is to be performed in Belfast, the couple 
are to leave on a two weeks' wedding trip 
through Boston, New York, and Washington. 

'15, — Ivan Colson Merrill is principal of the 
Lisbon High School this year, following Dana K. 
Merrill '15 who is this year an instructor in 
English at Penn State. Ivan Merrill was at the 
Union Theological Seminary last year. He is 
spending most of the week-ends on the campus. 


The Citizens Laundry 


Fred H. White 

Men's Tailor 

125 Maine St. Lewistcm, Me. 

Queiliiiy^ - Servio© 


At the sign of the Street Railway 

147 Maine Street, : : : Brunswick, Maine 

Old Furniture, Old China, Pewter, Etc. 

Miss Stetson 


Men's Furnishings, Clothing, Hats and Caps 

Arrow Collars and Shirts 

Everything new and up-to-date 


Formerly the American Express Office 

Gives personal attention to orders for Antique 
Goods of any kind 

Pianos Victrolais Music 


One hour at Bowling 

Time well spent 

An amusement innocent 

4 Fine Alleys at 1 86 Maine St. 




B.B.B. Pipes, Cigarettes and Smoking Tobacco 


74 Maine Street 

of Brunswick, Maine 
Capital, $50,000. Surplus and Profits, $100,000 

Student Patronage Solicited 


We carry the largest assortment of Olives, 

Choice Chocolate Confections 

Pickles, Fancy Cheeses and Biscuits of all 
kinds east of Portland. 


87 Maine St. : : : : : : Tel. 136-137. 
Branch Store — 2 Gushing St. — Tel. 16. 

Coal of All Kinds 

In Large or Small Lota 

Otto Coke and Kindling Wood 



98 Maine Street : : : Brunswick, Maine. 
Lincoln Building 


15 Jordan Ave. : : Brunswick, Me. 


Wholesale and Ketail 

Fruit and Confectionery of all kinds 

Cigars and Tobacco 
194 Maine Street : : : : : Tel. 154-M. 

Trucking, Hacking, Bozu-ding and Liv- 
ery Stable 

Maine Street, Brunswick. Telephone. 




NO. 16 


Hughes is the favorite of the Bowdoin students 
nearly 3 to i according to a straw vote taken in 
the fraternity houses for the Express Advertiser 
last week. There were 234 votes for Hughes, 82 
for Wilson and 6 for Benson, the Socialist can- 
didate. These same precincts last May before the 
National conventions gave 144 for Roosevelt, jy 
apiece for Hughes and Wilson and 11 for Root, 
which would indicate that the Bull Moosers 
among the students have returned to the Repub- 
lican standard. 

Of the students who voted, 74 will vote in the 
National election next month, and of this num- 
ber there are 56 Republicans, 17 Democrats and 
one Socialist. There was one vote cast for Han- 
ley, the Prohibition candidate. 

In the spring election the faculty was 55 per 
'ent Republican. The student body is 72 per cent 

The voting was carried on at each house sep- 
arately, and Hughes carried every house on the 
campus. The most closely contested group was 
the Bowdoin Club which returned 15 votes for 
Hughes, 14 for Wilson and one for Benson. 

Delta Upsilon which is Hughes' own fraternity, 
went Republican 35 to 4 and Alpha Delta Phi 
went 20 to 2 Republican. The voting by groups 
was as follows : 

Hughes Wilson Benson 

Alpha Delta Phi 20 2 o 

Psi Upsilon 20 12 o 

Delta Kappa Epsilon .... 29 8 

Theta Delta Chi 20 12 o 

Zeta Psi 18 12 2 

Delta Upsilon 35 4 o 

Kappa Sigma 17 13 i 

Beta Theta Pi 26 8 o 

Beta Chi 21 6 

Phi Theta Upsilon 13 11 i 

Bowdoin Club 15 14 i 

Total 234 82 6 

son's administration record as sufficient ground 
for his re-election. After his talk, the Wilson men 
in the audience organized a "Woodrow Wilson 
Club," the activities of which will be similar to 
those of the recently formed Republican College 
League. The men behind the movement were 
Moran '17, Jacob '17, Ross '17, and ]\i:arston '17. 


The Juniors will elect their officers this even- 
ing in the Union. The ten delegations have 
pledged not to enter with any combinations and 
the election promises to be a case of "Fair play 
and let the best man win." 


Attorney-General William R. Pattangall spoke 
in the Bowdoin Union last evening in behalf of 
the Democratic party. He offered President Wil- 


Holding until the last minutes of play, and then 
penalized to within a yard of their goal, Bow- 
doin lost to Colby 14 to 7 Saturday, in one of the 
hardest fought games on Whittier Field in recent 
years. From a Bowdoin point of view the fea- 
tures of the game which stand out most promi- 
nently are the work of the back field, and the 
fight of the line in the pinches. It would be un- 
fair to say that the line was not good all the time, 
but it was outweighed and consequently could not 
hold all the time, but three times when Colby had 
forced the ball to Bowdoin's one yard line, the 
line stiffened to an impenetrable wall and Colby 
was held for downs. Chapman who went into 
the game under the shadow of a great sorrow, 
was the hero of the g'ame. In the first quarter 
he slipped through the Colby line and intercepted 
a lateral pass, carrying it 65 yards for Bowdoin's 
only touchdown. Shumway kicked the goal. In 
the second quarter Colby succeeded in forcing 
the ball over Bowdoin's goal line by a succession 
of old fashioned line plunging. The third quar- 
ter was scoreless and likewise the fourth up to 
the last four minutes of play. Then Colby suc- 
ceeded, through two penalties and a fine forward 
pass, in getting the ball close to Bowdoin's 
line. Cawley carried the ball through center for 
a touchdown. 

Cawley was far from the hero that he was in 
last year's game. In the first few minutes of 
play, he broke away for a 54 yard run which was 



not allowed on account of illegal use of hands. 
Soon after he was taken out and did not appear 
again till the last quarter. Even then however he 
did not prove especially formidable, being tackled 
for losses several times. At no time in the game 
did Cawley gain more than five yards on a rush. 
Bressett, a Colby Freshman, was the greatest 
ground gainer for the visitors. 

The prevalent opinion about the campus is that 
the team deserves credit for holding the score to 
what it is. Outweighed and out-starred, they 
fought with the spirit which has made Bowdoin 

In general Colby could force through our line 
fairly steadily for five yard gains. Bowdoin was 
weak on the offensive, being nailed quite often 
for losses, but held strongly in the pinches. Pea- 
cock made several good gains, and Shumway got 
away once for thirty yards on a fake punt forma- 
tion. Colby made first down twenty-two times : 
Bowdoin five times. Colby tried six forward 
passes and completed two for a total of twenty- 
five yards. Bowdoin also tried six forwards and 
completed one, a twenty yard pass from Shum- 
way to Chapman in the third quarter. Bowdoin 
was penalized thirty-five yards ; Colby fifty yards, 
but Bowdoin's penalties were more costly than 

Following is the play by play summary : 


Bradford kicked for Bowdoin. Hendrick re- 
ceived and carried the ball back ten yards. Caw- 
ley made ten yards. Kallock gained five 
yards. Kallock gained four yards. Hendrick 
gained four yards. Kallock gained five yards. 
Brownville gained one yard. Cawley ran 
fifty-four yards for touchdown which was not al- 
lowed because of illegal using of hands. Perry 
no gain. Hendrick kicks, Phillips received and 
runs back five yards. Peacock gains seventeen 
yards. Bourne substituted for Cawley. Peacock 
no gain. Shumway lost three yards. Peacock 
lost three yards. Shumway punts from forty yard 
line. Brownville runs back five yards. Hendrick 
two yards. Bourne fumbles and Chapman re- 
covers. Peacock gains two yards. Peacock loses 
two yards. Incomplete forward pass. Incom- 
plete forward pass, Shumway to Chapman. 
Colby's ball on downs. Brownville one yard. 
Hendrick two yards. Bourne seven yards. Hen- 
drick four yards. Bourne five yards. Brown- 
ville six yards. Kallock two yards. Bourne six 
yards. Hendrick one yard. Brownville two 
yards. Bourne one yard. Colby penalized five 
yards, off-side. Jacobs throws lateral pass in- 
tercepted by Chapman who runs sixty-five yards 

for touchdown. Shumway kicks goal. Bradford 
kicks ofif. Bourne receives and runs back five 
yards. Hendrick two yards, Brownville five 
yards. Bourne three yards. Kallock nine yards. 
Time. Ball on Bowdoin's thirty-six yard line. 


Bourne two yards. Bourne ten yards. Hen- 
drick one yard. Hendrick no gain. Hendrick 
five yards. Bourne makes first down. Hendrick 
two yards. Kallock no gain. Bourne no gain 
Brownville two yards. Bowdoin's ball on downs 
Shumway punts to Brownville on Bowdoin's 
forty yard line, who returns it seven yards. 
Bourne five yards. Brownville two yards 
Bressett goes in for Hendrick. Bressett one yard 
Bourne barely makes first down. Perry no gain 
Bourne two yards. Bressett two yards. Twenty 
yard forward pass, Bressett to Bourne, putting 
ball on one yard line. Brownville goes over for 
a touchdown. Bressett kicks the goal. Fraser 
goes in for Brownville. Bressett kicks off to 
Peacock who returns eighteen yards. Peacock 
loses five yards. Shumway loses three yards. 
Shumway seven yards on a fake kick. Shumway 
punts to Bressett who returns five yards. Fraser 
no gain. Bourne three yards. Bressett ten 
yards. Fraser five yards. Bressett four yards. 
Fraser three yards. Crossman goes in for 
Bourne. Bressett fumbles, Bartlett recovers. 
Peacock loses a yard. Shumway punts forty 
yards to Fraser who is tackled in his tracks. Half 
ends on Colby's thirty-two yard line. 


Shumway kicks to Bressett who comes back 
six yards. Kallock fifteen yards. Kallock fails 
to gain. Bressett one yard. Brownville no gain. 
Bressett kicks forty yards to Phillips. Shumway 
nine yards. Shumway one yard. Peacock two 
yards. Shumway to Chapman, twenty yard for- 
ward pass. Chapman one yard. Lateral pass, 
Shumway to Chapman loses seven yards. Shum- 
way four yards. Shumway kicks thirty-five yards 
to Bressett, who is downed in his tracks. Brown- 
ville loses one yard. Hendrick three yards. Kal- 
lock five yards. Hendrick three yards. Brown- 
ville two yards. Bressett four yards. Kallock 
seven yards. Bourne three yards. Bressett five 
yards. Hendrick six yards. Bressett one vara. 
Hendrick ten yards. Bressett four yards. Hen- 
drick one yard. Brownville no gain. Hendrick 
one yard. Bowdoin's ball on downs. Rhoads 
goes in for Stewart. Shumway seven yards. 
Shumway no gain. Shumway punts thirty-seven 
yards to Bressett who conies back eight yards. 
Hendrick no gain. Bressett ten vards. Brown- 



ville two yards. Time. Colby's ball on Bowdoin's 
thirty-two yard line. 


Bourne goes in for Kallock and Cawley for 
Hendrick. Bourne two yards. Bressett ten 
yards. Bourne ten yards. Bressett seven yards. 
Sprague goes in at half-back, Shumway re- 
placing Phillips at quarter. Bourne no gain. 
Incomplete forward pass over goal line. Bow- 
doin's ball on twenty yard line. Bartlett two 
yards. Peacock loses five yards. Shumway 
thirty yards on a fake pass. Shumway five yards. 
Bowdoin penalized five yards, off-side. Bartlett 
five yards. Bartlett three yards. Colby stops 
Shumway for downs. Cawley loses one yard. 
Bressett three yards. Bressett kicks over the 
goal line. Conlon goes in for Bourne. Chapman 
twelve yards. Small fumbles and recovers, no 
gain. Peacock five yards. Shumway three yards. 
Shumway kicks thirty yards to Brownville who 
is downed in his tracks. Cawley five yards. 
Bressett six yards: Cawley loses three yards. 
Bartlett breaks up a forward pass. Bowdoin 
penalized ten yards. Cawley forward pass to 
Perry who is downed on Bowdoin's sixteen yard 
line. Bowdoin penalized fifteen yards for rough 
playing. Cawley three yards for touchdown. 
Bressett kicks goal. Bressett kicks off to Pea- 
cock who comes back eight yards. Erbb goes in 
for Buckman. Drummond goes in for Chapman. 
Three incompleted forward passes. Shumway 
punts. Colby penalized fifteen yards for holding. 
Cawley five yards. Brownville four yards. 
Oliver goes in for Bradford. McNaughton for 
.Rhoads. Bressett loses fifteen yards. Time. 

The summary : 


Perry, le re, Chapman, Drummond 

Coolidge, It rt. Turner 

Stinson, Ig rg, Young 

Dow, c c. Small 

Deasey, rg . . . Ig, Stewart, Rhoads, McNaughton 

Buckman, Erbb, rt It, Bradford, Oliver 

Jacobs, re le, Foster 

Brownville, Fraser, Brownville, qb 

Phillips, Shumway 
Cawley, Bourne, Crossman, Cawley, Ihb 

rhb. Peacock 
Kallock, Bourne. Conlon, rhb 

Ihb, Shumway, Sprague 
Hendrick, Bressett, fb fb, Bartlett 

Score : Colby 14, Bowdoin 7. Touchdowns, 
Brownville, Cawley, Chapman. Goals from 
touchdowns, Bressett 2, Shumway. Referee, Mur- 
phy, Harvard. Umpire, Beebe, Yale. Field 

judge, Halliday, Dartmouth. Head linesman, 
Porter, Maine. Time of periods, 15 minutes, 
vard. Umpire, Beebe, Yale. Field judge, Halli • 
day, Dartmouth. Head linesman. Porter, Maine. 
Time of periods, 15 minutes. 


While the eleven were putting up the fight of 
their lives on the gridiron, the Bowdoin cross 
country men fought an equally strenuous, though 
shorter-lived contest with Colby and won 23 to 
32. "Pink" Noyes finished first for the White 
after a little struggle from the Athletic Building 
with Thompson, the big Colby captain, which 
ended in Noyes passing him at the gate and fin- 
ishing more than a quarter of a lap ahead. 

The race was timed to finish between halves of 
the football game, but the men began to appear 
while the ball was still in action and the spec- 
tators had to divide their attention between the 
runners and the football team, which was holding- 
its own in good style. The course was very wet 
and muddy, with consequent difficult running and 
slow time. 

The order in which the runners finished was : 
I, Noyes of Bowdoin, 30 min., 53 sec; 2, M. R. 
Thompson of Colby, 31 min., 22 sec; 3, R. A. 
Thompson of Colby, 32 min., I sec. ; 4, Cleaves 
of Bowdoin, 32 min., 35 sec. ; 5, Fillmore of Bow- 
doin, 33 min., 4 sec. : 6, Mosher of Bowdoin, 33 
min., 12 sec. ; 7, Crane of Bowdoin, 33 min., 25 
sec; 8, Anderson of Colby, 34 min., 8 sec; 9, 
Merrill of Colby, 34 min., 25 sec. ; 10, Everts of 
Colby, 34 min., 33 sec; 11, Maddocks of Colby, 
34 min., 36 sec; 12, Tooker of Colby, 35 min.; 
13, Hildreth of Bowdoin, 36 min., 45 sec. ; 14, 
Smith of Bowdoin, 38 min., 15 sec. 

The officials were : Prof. Paul Nixon, referee 
and clerk of course; H. H. Sampson '17, starter; 
Prof. M. E. Langley, Prof. R. D. Evans, N. U. 
McConaughy '17, and W. A. Savage '18, judges 
Dr. F. N. Whittier, Dr. G. F. Parmenter,' C. A. 
Trosby '17, timers; L. H. Marston '17, scorer; 
W. F. Walker '18, manager; D. F. Mahoney '19, 
assistant manager. 


The collection for the Armenian sufferers 
taken for the American Red Cross between the 
halves of the game Saturday amounted to sixty 
dollars. A fair day would have made this amount 
considerably larger, but for the crowd present, 
the contribution was a generous one. Dean Sills 
is president of the local. Red Cross. 




Published evebv Tdesday of the Collegiate year by 

The Bowdoijj Publishing Company 

in the jnterests of the students of 


Donald \V. I'hilbkick, 1917, Editor-in-Chief 

Robp;kt G. Ai.F.uiN, 1918, Managing Editor 

William S. Cukmack, 1917, 

Alumni Editor 

Rollanu C. Farnham, 1919, On The Campus 

Clyde E. Stevens, 1919, 

The Other Colleges 

Frank E. Noyes, 1917 
Whitney Coombs, 191S 
Franklin D. MacCokmick, 1918 
Bela W. Norton, 1918 
Gerald S. Joyce, 1918 
Raymond L. Atwood, 1919 

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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A. Otis Moulton, 1918, 

Business Manager 
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Vol. XLVl. 

OCT. 24, 1916 No. 16 

Entered at Post Office al Br 

ck as Second-Class Mail Mam 

Cleaner College Eleclions 

The members of the Junior class, together with 
the Student Council, have just taken an im- 
portant and highl)' praiseworthy step in pledging 
themselves, by fraternity delegations, not to par- 
ticipate in any sort of deal or combination in con- 
nection with the coming class election and to op- 
pose any suggestion of "swapping" votes. Too 
often have petty politics, involving inter-fra- 
ternity "combines" and vote-trading, entered into 
our class and College elections. Too often have 
group friendships been placed above sound judg- 
ment, with the result that candidates of indiffer- 
ent merit have won out over men of greater 
ability and deserts. 

Reference to the files of the Orient shows that 
this is not a new development ; fraternity politics 
have existed ever since there were fraternities. 
Nor is it confined to Bowdoin ; other colleges 
have had their troubles and other colleges are 
trying hard to solve them. Brown took action 
some time ago. Now Wesleyan has adopted, in a 
mass-meeting, a strict agreement against any sort 
of deals or combinations. It is time that Bow- 
doin followed suit and we are glad that the Class 
of 1918 has seen fit to take the necessary action. 

But it is impossible for this pledge to result in 
the clean, open elections that are hoped for, un- 
less the members of the class have the proper 
spirit behind it. The test of its efficacy will come 
at the election tonight. We sincerely hope that 
the men of the class will respect the spirit of their 
pledge and in no way attempt to hamper its 
working. Let the best men get the offices, and 
let it be without hard feelings that must come 
after an underhanded battle for votes, but which 
can be avoided if everything is clean and above 
board. The forward step has been taken; now 
let its benefits be proven beyond doubt, that 
there may never be a return to the old, discredit- 
ed methods in Bowdoin elections. 

The National Election 

With the formation of the Republican Club 
last week and the recent activity of the Demo- 
crats of the town and College, Bowdoin interest 
in national politics is at last waking up a little. It 
lias often been remarked, with regret, that we 
take too little interest here in events outside, in 
the daily happenings in the world and nation. 
Nearly two hundred of the undergraduates are 
voters, with a duty to perform. The attitude of 
the College authorities is clearly e-xpressed in the 
communication from Dean Sills, printed in an- 
other column. Excuses will gladly be granted for 
he time necessary for the trip home or to one's 
voting residence. The right to vote carries with 
it a duty to vote, and every registered voter in 
Bowdoin should make his plans now to go to the 
polls election day. 


Brunswick, Maine 
office of the dean 

19 October, 1916. 
To the Editor of the Orient.- 
Dear Sir : — 

In College at the present time there are about 
160 students who are of voting age. The College 



very earnestly hopes that all these men will be 
able to cast their votes in the presidential elec- 
tion. The fact that such voting must ordinarily 
be done in one's home town, sometimes prevents 
men from voting; but the College would be glad 
to excuse students from their regular exercises 
on election day and give them time enough to 
reach their homes for the election. In the past 
it has been often true that very many men in Col- 
lege who have reached their majority have re- 
frained from voting, sometimes through indif- 
ference, sometimes through ignoiance, and some- 
times on account of inability to reach their home 
towns. But nowadays all the colleges of the 
country are placing more and more emphasis 
upon good citizenship ; and it is very much to be 
hoped that at Bowdoin we can display this in- 
terest in our country by voting at the approach- 
ing very important national election. 

Kenneth C. M. Sills. 

To the Editor of the Orient; 

Why not utilize the vacant panels on the walls 
of the Bowdoin Union by stenciling thereon the 
names of members of championship football, 
baseball, track and crew organizations? The 
work would be very inexpensive, and would add 
greatly to the interest of the building, especially 
to the older graduates, and at the same time prove 
an added incentive to the undergraduates in their 
athletic activities. 

John P. O'Donnell. 


The Saturday results of the other college teams 
with which Bowdoin plays were : 
Bates 6, Maine o. 
Amherst 0, Springfield 20. 
Tufts 13, Boston College 0. 
Wesleyan 14, N. Y. U. 0. 


On a more scientific basis than ever before, the 
classes for the French hands of the Cabot mill 
started last evening in the new high school build- 
ing. The department of the Christian Associa- 
tion known as "English for Foreigners" has been 
most effective in the social service work of the 
association. The work this year will be divided 
into the three R's. 

Under reading, there will be a course of read- 
ings in government specially prepared by Pro- 
fessor Langley, dealing with the elements of na- 
tional, state, and municipal government in simple 
words. There will also be a course of newspaper 

reading. The writing will consist first of learn- 
ing 400 simple words, about twice the vocabulary 
of the average French mill hand. These words 
will not be those of the primary school speller, 
but words particularly adapted to the needs of 
grown men. Simple English sentences will be 
composed with regard to the rules of grammar, 
for this has been a noticeable defect in their 
knowledge of English. Finally the men will com- 
pose short letters and write descriptions. A little 
of this was done last year with most interesting 

Arithmetic will be given in a graded course, 
with special adaptation to their needs. Some of 
the men are adept in arithmetic while others show 
a woeful ignorance of the rudiments. For this 
reason the graded course has been necessary. 
For the beginners there will be practical prob- 
lems in addition, subtraction, multiplication and 
division. After that will come the work in frac- 
tions, ratio and proportion. The advanced arith- 
metic is the most interesting addition to the 
work. From cotton authorities, text-books have 
been secured giving actual problems in cotton 
manufacture, and it is here that the men may de- 
rive some direct gain. 

To carry on this work teachers will be neces- 
sary. Last year there was a large teaching squad 
from the student body, for the work is most fas- 
cinating, and the men are interesting. No special 
originality is required for the teaching as the 
course is well mapped out, but the course must 
be molded to meet the needs of individuals to a 
certain extent. The work will last five weeks, 
and there will be classes on Monday and Friday 
evenings and the teachers will be asked to be 
present at these ten meetings, which do not last 
late into the evening. It forms a most interesting 
opportunity for social service, and those who 
have taught in the past have been well pleased 
with the work. 

Credit for getting the work on this efficient 
basis is due Professor Langley and Ramsdell '17, 
and to Little '17, the chairman of the night school 
committee. Letters in French were sent to 35 
of the mill hands who attended last year and each 
was requested to bring a friend. The work has 
the hearty approval of the Cabot mill, and the 
men take a hearty interest in the work, and their 
progress is marked even during the few weeks. 


Three important matters were discussed at the 
meeting of the Student Council last Wednesday. 
The most important of these was the matter of 
class elections. 



The unanimous opinion of the Council was, 
that it should condemn all forms of combination 
in class elections and the delegates present from 
the Junior class promised they would do all in 
their power to keep the coming Junior election 
free from politics. 

The next business of importance was to ap- 
point the following committees : 

Ball Committee: Crosby '17, chairman. Mc- 
Conaughy '17, White '17. 

Celebration Committee: Phillips '17, chairman, 
Sampson '17, MacCormick '18. 

Customs Committee: Shumway '17, chairman. 
Blanchard '17, Oliver '17. 

Music Committee: Humphrey '17, chairnia)!. 
Oliver '17, Norton '18. 

The date for holding the College dance was 
then decided upon and it was voted to 
hold the dance on Friday evening, Decem- 
ber 22nd. The nominations for this dance com- 
mittee were as follows : 

Seniors : Crosby, Phillips, Ross, Humphrey, 

Juniors: MacCormick, J. Gray, Pendleton. 

Sophomores : Atwood, McCuUoch, A. C. Sav- 

Freshmen: S. B. Adams, Sullivan, Cate. 

The elections were held vesterdav afternoon. 


The two casts, which will comn'ience rehears 
Monday, are as follows : 

"Pierre Patelin" 

Pierre Asnault 

Draper Biggers 

Judge \\'ood 

Shepherd Maguire 

Guillemette Stride 

"Indian Summer" 

Briqueville Willey 

Noel J. E. Gray 

Madame Lebreton Redman ' 

Adrienne Angus 





A recent tribute by Dr. Hugh Cabot to two 
Bowdoin graduates doing heroic work with the 
Harvard Surgical Unit in the hospitals of France 
was the theme of President Hyde's talk at chapel 
vespers Sunday. A letter from Frank Smith '12, 
one of the surgeons, acknowledging the contribu- 
tions sent from Bowdoin, was read. 

The account of the work of the men on the 
surgical unit appeared in a recent issue of the 
Harvard Alumni Bulletin. In' speaking of Dr. 
Carl M. Robinson '08, Dr. Cabot said, "He de- 

veloped under the strain a very high degree of 
surgical skill, sound judgment and an evenness 
of performance quite unusual." Of Dr. Frank 
A. Smith, "He is an untried surgeon, getting his 
baptism, so to speak, under fire, showing skill, 
judgment, and a capacity for continuous work 
qaite extraordinary." 

Or. Smith, in his letter of thanks for the con- 
tributions, said that he had purchased a phono- 
graph, better cigarettes, and some equipment for 
the hospital including apparatus for the saving 
of limbs, which had proved most effective. The 
work of these graduates in the hospitals, together 
with the younger Bowdoin men in ambulance 
work, helps to bring the war closer to us. 


Another new Bowdoin song, this time by 
Rickard '17, has appeared. The music is by Dr. 
Burnett who also wrote the music for Coffin's 
Polar Bear Song. The new songs will be tried 
out in the near future by the students, as soon as 
the music has been published. The words for 
Rickard's song, which is entitled "Rally 'Round 
the White" are : 

While youth with love rejoices 

Thy praises high will ring. 

For sons that follow after us 

Will sing as now we sing — 

Proclaim thj' peerless story. 

And march with ages gone, 

To crown thee with new glory bright 

And follow — follow on : 

^\'ith love and faith unending 
Where all true hearts are tending, 
Thy glory still defending. 
We'll rally 'round the White ! 
And bright in Time's fair pages 
Thy poets, soldiers, sages 
Through distant, deathless ages 
Will rally 'round the ^^'hite I 

While age holds fend remembrance 
Of these sweet years of youth 
Far seas shall hear the sounding voice 
Of thy deep-spoken truth. 
For greater deeds of glory 
Shall join with triumphs gone — 
To crown thee with eternal fame 
And follow — follow on. 

Forbes Rickard, Jr. '17. 




According to statistics compiled especially for 
the Orient only 167 of the 437 men now in Col- 
lege are old enough to vote in the coming presi- 
dential election. As might be expected, a large 
percentage of Seniors may exercise their suf- 
frage for only 14 of the 83 will be under age on 
November 7. 47 of the 83 Juniors and 80 of the 
117 Sophomores and second year specials are 
disqualified on account of youth, while only 14 
of the Freshmen and first year specials are old 
enough to vote. 

During the compilation it was found that the 
oldest man in College is 31, while the youngest is 
but 15. One man becomes of age on November 
25, three weeks too late to vote, while another 
passes the 21 year mark onty three days before 

It is interesting to know that of the four mem- 
bers of the present Senior class who were elected 
to Phi Beta Kappa last June, the three highest 
ranking men are among the fourteen under age 
in that class, while the fourth man had his 
twenty-first birthday during the summer vacation. 

The Bowdoin Rifle Club has scheduled a match 
with Rumford the first of the week and more are 
being planned. These first matches are all in the 
nature of preliminaries and thus it is hoped to 
develop a first class aggregation of sharpshoot- 
ers by next spring. 

The men who will shoot in the Rumford match 
will probably be those who have been trained at 
Bowdoin or Plattsburg, but it is particularly 
desired that the club members, especially the new 
ones, will come out and compete for a place 
among the ten who will make up the team. 

After making a strong showing against Colby, 
Bowdoin now faces Bates, which defeated Maine 
6-0. The two teams, on the whole, are evenly 
matched, as was the case last year, and the scores 
of both teams so far this year point to a close 
game. Bowdoin and Bates have met only one 
opponent in common. Fort McKinley. Bowdoin 
defeated the soldiers 2-0, while Bates de- 
feated them 7-0, a comparison which would seem 
to favor Bates. It is conceded, however, that 
while Bowdoin had slightly the edge over Fort 
McKinley, that Bates played an undeniably 
weaker game than her opponents, her victory 
coming through a fluke touchdown. Yet Bates 
has a strong team as Maine found out last Satur- 
day. Defeats at the hands of Harvard 26-0, and 

Holy Cross 3-0, show no weakness and from re- 
ports at Lewiston, the team is playing together 
better all the time. In Captain De Weaver, Bates 
possesses an invaluable man at line rushing, while 
the accurate toe of Shattuck proves that the Lew- 
iston college is a dangerous scoring machine 
whenever it gets within the enemy's territory. 
Among the linemen, Hamilton shows up most 
prominently and his work this Saturday will 
probably prove somewhat of a barrier to Bow- 
doin's offensive power. 

Captain Shumway, Doctor Whittier, Col. E. C. 
Plummer '87 and Coach Weatherhead combined 
to put pep into the Colby game rally in Me- 
morial Hall Friday night. Each speaker believed 
that the White would put her every ounce of fight 
into the game to win, and they told the fellows 
so. The entrance of the team was a dramatic 
feature of the rail}'. 

Captain Shumway spoke first. He pointed to 
his team behind him on the platform and tersely 
expressed his faith in them. That was all. "Doc. 
Whit" got the bunch with some good stories and 
then told of the great Bowdoin victories and 
spirit of the old days. He strongly believed that 
the team would come through. Then Col. Plum- 
mer, for many years a speaker at the Colby rally, 
made a hit with his big faith in the eleven and 
with his stories, especially of Dr. Whittier's col- 
lege athletic career. Coach Weatherhead spoke 
briefly his good opinion of what we would do in 
the game. "We Win" was his theme. 

Between speeches the band played. Sampson 
'17 led the cheering and the committee passed the 
smokes and cider. Marston '17 presided. 


The Brunswick Public Library is located on 
Pleasant Street. Any student of the College is 
entitled to all privileges of the library. Each 
person is allowed to have out one volume at a 
time and may keep it out for fourteen days. 
Several volumes of Kipling's works may be ob- 
tained there for use in English I. 


Undoubtedly the greatest event in society in- 
terests this season, is the coming to Brunswick of 
the world-famous baritone Emilio de Gogorza, 
under the auspices of the Saturday Club. 

Senor de Gogorza was born in this country 
but he was educated abroad and he studied under 
some of the greatest European masters. 

The recital to be given bv Gogorza in the Town 



Hall, Thursday, November 9th, will be an event 
which no music loving student can afford to miss. 
The tickets at $1.00, 75c and 50c will be on sale 
to subscribers on Saturday, October 28th, at the 
Town Hall. The general sale will be at the Town 
Hall on Monday, October 30th, and after that at 
Chandler's Book Store. 

Returning from Portland Saturday evening a 
theatre party met with a serious accident about 
three miles beyond Yarmouth. The steering gear 
gave way and the automobile darting from the 
highway side-swiped a stone wall. All the occu- 
pants of the car were thrown out and although 
considerably bruised and shaken up none was 
seriously injured. The car was so badly dam- 
aged that the party had to come back in another 
auto. The party consisted of Fillmore '17, Scott 
'17, Bagley '18, Needelman '18, and Sylvester '19, 
together with a chauffeur. 


An examination in contemporary history, sim- 
ilar to the one which produced such interesting 
and rather pathetic results a year ago, was given 
last week in the course in Government l con- 
ducted by Professor Hormell. The course is 
comprised of Freshmen and Sophomores, and the 
second year men came out just enough ahead to 
maintain their dignity and prove that one year 
had not been wasted. The Sophomores percentage 
was 57 and 8-10, and the percentage of the Fresh- 
men 51 flat. The same man who got the highest 
mark on last year's test came out on top again this 
year. He is Gardner '19, and his rank was 95%. 
The next best papers were those of Goodrich '20 
with 93%, and Chadbourne '19 with 92%. These 
men received honorable mention: Newell '19, 
Gorham '19, D. C. Johnson '20 and Goodhue '20. 

The following is the list of questions : 

Identify the following: 

I — Sir Douglas Haig, 2 — Joffre, 3 — Venizelos, 
4 — Vance McCormick, 5 — Chief Justice of the 
U. S. Supreme Court, 6 — Leonard Wood, 7 — 
Carranza, 8 — Gompers, 9 — Attorney General of 
your state, 10 — U. S. Senators representing your 
state, II — Combles, 12 — Thomas Mott Osborne, 
13 — Louis Brandeis, 14 — Bucharest, 15 — Con- 
gressman from your district, 16 — ^Sheriff of your 
county, 17 — Thomas R. Marshall, 18 — Robert 
Lansing, 19 — Tyrus Raymond Cobb, 20 — Josephus 
Daniels, 21 — Sir Edward Grey, 22 — Von Fal- 
kenhayn, 23 — Verdun, 24 — Asquith, 25 — Gov- 
ernor of your state. 

There are one hundred and six men in the 

course and of this number 98 men knew the 25th 
question. The following table gives the number 
of the question and the number of correct an- 
swers which some of the questions received : 

Number 23 — 95 correct answers. 

Number 19 — 93 correct answers. 

Number 20 — 91 correct answers. 

Number 2 — 88 correct answers. 

Number 16 — 83 correct answers. 

Number 24 — jt^ correct answers. 

Number 8 — ^2 correct answers. 

Number 12 — 69 correct answers. 
Tied for the lowest: 

Number 21 — 8 correct answers. 

Number 22 — 8 correct answers. 

Naturally there were some startling and amus- 
ing bits of information to be found in the papers. 
Senor X-'enizelos was credited with being a town 
in Mexico or Greece; Vance McCormick was a 
famous Irish tenor and also a well-known war 
correspondent ; honors for Chief Justice of the 
Supreme Court were divided between Messrs. 
Fuller, Hughes, Brandeis and Clark ; Leonard 
Wood was called a pitcher on the Boston Red 
Sox; Mr. Gompers was accused of being a city 
in France or possibly South America ; among the 
Maine Senators were named Johnson, Burleigh, 
Hale, Fernald, Peters, McGillicuddy, Guernsey 
and Cobb ; Combles was called a town in France, 
also a place in Roumania ; Thomas Mott Osborne 
was given the titles of ex-convict and novel 
writer; Bucharest was located on four continents, 
six countries in Europe and as a city on the 
mouth of a river in India ; Mr. Marshall was 
named as a United States Senator and the great- 
est Justice of the Supreme Court ; Mr. Lansing 
was an ambassador variously sent to England, 
France and Mexico ; Ty Cobb, a Freshman said, 
was an ex-governor of Maine ; another called him 
"greatest baseball twirler living," also "stellar 
performer on Jack Combe's team;" Fernald was 
named governor of this state, and the chief ex- 
ecutive of Massachusetts was stated as Call. 
Several said that Grey was Premier of England, 
and that Asquith was Prime Minister, rather 
over-crowding the office, as it were. 

In general the examination was fairly satis- 
factory. Certainly it showed a considerable im- 
provement over the similar test of last year. One 
man got a gross total of twelve points on his 
paper, three or four others received less than 
twenty and not a few had under thirty. How- 
ever, as the figures show, the class as a whole 
knew more than half of the questions which is 
not so bad in these days of sporting page liter- 



Bowdoin entered still farther into the sphere 
of politics when a Republican Club was formed 
Wednesday night at the Union. The meeting 
was called to order at 8.00 P. m. by Hargraves '19, 
chairman. A communication from the National 
Republican Committee was read, giving in- 
formation concerning the founding of a club. 
Discussion then proceeded concerning action to 
be taken. 

The Constitution was read and accepted by 
unanimous vote. The following officers were 
elected: President, Blanchard, 17; Vice Presi- 
dent, Philbrick '17; Secretary, Hargraves '19; 
Treasurer, Matthews '18. 

This is the first meeting that has been held by 
the Republicans of Bowdoin and the result is 
very satisfactory to those in charge. At the next 
meeting the executive board is to be elected to 
supervise the obtaining of speakers. Hughes pins 
are being circulated and literature will be dis- 
tributed in the near future. 

Papers have been circulated among the various 
fraternities and clubs for the purpose of obtain- 
ing the names of those who wish to join the 
club. There are over 200 enrolled already. 

shield, but this is the first really successful one. 

Mr. MacCormick spoke last Sunday evening 
on his experiences at Thomaston where he served 
as a convict in order to get insight into prison 


The following men were appointed chapel 
monitors for the year : 
Senior : Seward. 
Junior : B. A. Thomas. 
Sophomore : P. S. Turner and Mitchell. 
Freshman : Badger and Palmer. 

Mlitii t!)e JFacultp 

At the Maine Teachers' Association in Port- 
land this week. Professors Hormell and Davis 
will be among the speakers. 

Professor Hormell will give an informal talk 
on Making of the Constitution and the Referen- 
dum at the Codman House tonight at 7.30. Stu- 
dents are invited. 

Professor Davis entertained with a dinner 
party last Wednesday in honor of Professor and 
Mrs. P. D. Williams of Clark University. 

Mr. Wilder will attend the meeting of the 
Maine Library Association Thursday at Portland. 
Mr. Wilder is president of the association. 

Mr. Wilder has just had a new book-plate 
made for the library which will shortly be used 
on some of the books. The plate has an attractive 
design incorporating the Bowdoin family shield. 
Several attempts have been made previously to 
work up a good book-plate using the Bowdoin 

aOn tl)e Campus 

The new College catalogue goes to press this 

Brewster '16 was 011 the caiiipjis for the Colby 
game last week. 

Over 50 telegrams with congratulations on the 
Colby game were received Saturday afternoon. 

Moulton '18 and J. W. Thomas '18 served ef- 
ficiently as press announcers at the game Satur- 

The bleachers will be enlarged for the Bates 
game, for a large crowd is expected from Lewis- 
ton Saturday. 

A picture of Pike '17 in a group of ambulance 
drivers, taken in France last spring, appeared in 
the Boston Sunday Herald. 

The tennis match which Manager Norton ar- 
ranged with Colby for last Saturday morning was 
cancelled on account of weather. 

Football schedules were distributed to the stu- 
dent body after chapel last Wednesday, as com- 
pliments of the Wheeler Print Shop. 

The band is to be congratulated on its excel- 
lent work at the rally and the game. It is large 
now and the men play well together. 

Scholarship blanks may be obtained at the 
Treasurer's office now. They must be signed and 
returned to the office by the first of December. 

A consignment of "stiffs" arrived at the Medi- 
cal Building last week and attracted the usual 
amount of attention on the part of the Freshmen. 

A trial for reader of the musical clubs will be 
held at i o'clock Wednesday noon. All desiring 
to try out should be at the music room promptly 
at that hour. Any selection will be acceptable 
for the trial. 

There are still no less than ten Freshmen who 
have not purchased freshman caps. This is the 
last warning they will have before Phi Chi exacts 
the awful vengeance. See Crosby at the Deke 
House at once. Freshman, if you wish to escape 
the terrible wrath. The caps cost 75 cents. 

The foggy atmosphere Saturday morning 
meant several hundred dollars to the football 
management, for the game was the crucial one 
of the state series and a fair day would have 
brought dozens more autos from Portland and 
up state. 


The Citizens Laundry 

Quali-ty - Service 

Fred H. White 

Men's Tailor 

125 Maine St. Lewision, We. 



At the sign of the Street Railway 

147 Maine Street, : : : Brunswiclc. Maine 

Old Furniture, Old China, Pewter, Etc. 

Miss Stetson 

Men's Furnishings, Clothing, Hats and Caps 

Arrow Collars and Shirts 

Everything new and up-to-date 

W. A. FA 1 .1 . 1 03 MAINE ST. 

Formerly the American Express Office 

Gives personal attention to orders for Antique 
Goods of any kind 

Pianos Victrolas Music 

One hour at Bowling 

Time well spent 

An amusement innocent 

4 Fine Alleys at 1 86 Maine St. 




B.B.B. Pipes, Cigarettes and Smoking Tobacco 


74 Maine Street 

of Brunswick, Maine 
Capital, $50,000. Surplus and Profits, $100,000 

Student Patronage Solicited 


We carry the largest assortment of Olives, 

Choice Chocolate Confections 

Pickles, Fancy Cheeses and Biscuits of all 
kinds east of Portland. 


87 Maine St. : : : : : : Tel. 136-137. 
Branch Store — 2 Cnshing St. — Tel. 16. 

Coal of All Kinds 

In Large or Small Lots 
Otto Coke and Kindling Wood 



9 8 Maine Street : : : Brunswick, Maine. 
Lincoln Building 


15 Jordan Ave. : : Brunswick, Me. 


Wholesale and Retail 

Fruit and Confectionery of all kinds 

Cigars and Tobacco 
194 Maine Street : : : : : Tel. 154-M. 

Trucking, Hacking, Boarding emd Liv- 
ery Stable 

Maine Street, Brunswick. Telephone. 




NO. 17 

If Bowdoin is to have a special train to Orono 
Saturday morning, it is necessary that 175 fares 
at $2.50 be guaranteed. The meager returns from 
the sheets posted in the fraternity houses indi- 
cates that this number will not be reached, and 
while there will be a reduced rate, it will prob- 
ably riot be as low as $2.50, and there will be no 
special train unless the student body shows more 
interest. Manager Blanchard was instrumental 
in securing the good terms for a special train, 
and there is a surprising lack of interest when 
half of the student body will not take the big 
trip of the season with almost a sure victory in 
sight. The time is drawing to a close when ar- 
rangements can be made for the special train, but 
it is not yet too late. Tickets to the game will 
go on sale at the Zete house tomorrow afternoon 
at one dollar per. This includes admission and 
a grandstand seat. The football squad will leave 
Friday morning for Orono. 


At their annual election last Tuesday evening, 
the Class of 1918 voted entirely free from fra- 
ternity combines, which is a novelty for Junior 
elections. The following were selected : 
. President, A. S. Gray. 

Vice-President, MacCormick. 

Secretary, Johnson. 

Treasurer, Roper. 

Marshal, J. E. Gray. 

Orator, Matthews. 

Poet, Mooers. 

Odist, Colter. 

Chaplain, Norton. 

Ivy Committee, Pendleton, chairman, Babbitt, 
Hildreth, Parker and Savage. 


Six fraternities have already decided upon 
Thanksgiving dances and there will be several 
house parties before the Christmas College dance. 
Tuesday, Nov. 28, is the popular night for the 
Thanksgiving dances, as Psi Upsilon, Delta Kap- 
pa Epsilon, Zeta Psi and Beta Theta Pi have 
chosen that date. Delta Upsilon will dance on 
the preceding evening, and Theta Delta Chi has 

selected Friday, Nov. 24. These dates are tenta- 
tive in some cases, and other houses may decide 
to dance also. 

The committee elected for the College dance at 
Christmas is made up of Crosby '17, chairman, 
Ross '17, MacCormick '18, Savage '19, and Cate 
'20. Elaborate plans are under way already and 
this first College Christmas dance in many years 
promises to set a high standard for the future. 


The fighting Bowdoin eleven duplicated its win 
of last year over Bates on Whittier Field Satur- 
day by the score to 13 to 3. Only the toe work of 
Shattuck, the Bates center, prevented a shut-out 
for the Garnet. 

The game was a hard-fought, scrappy one 
throughout. Bates came down with plenty of 
confidence and an almost certain expectation of 
winning, after cleaning up Maine the week be- 
fore, but the same fight that held Colby was 
again to be reckoned with, and the White's in- 
domitable fighting won the game. 

The teams were pretty evenly matched in 
weight. The Bates line was strong and held well 
for the most part, gains on line plunges being 
comparatively few. The Bowdoin line also held 
well, particularly at crucial periods in the game. 
The heavy DeWever, however, was able to play 
through for fairly consistent gains. Bowdoin's 
best ground-gaining plays were mysterious ones 
that the Bates team seemed quite unable to solve. 
Bates lost heavily on fumbles of which the White 
took ample advantage. 

Bowdoin scored early in the game. Bates had 
the ball on their own 20 yard line when De- 
Wever fumbled and Chapman recovered. A 
series of rushes by Shumway, Sprague and Chap- 
man, brought the ball within a foot of the line 
and Peacock rushed it over. An attempt to kick 
the goal failed. Bowdoin scored again near the 
end of the second period when Chapman, repeat- 
ing his performance of the previous week, 
snatched a poorly delayed pass from the hands 
of DeWever and tore down the field 65 yards for 
a touchdown. The good interference of Foster 
in warding off the Bates back gave Chapman a 
clear field with no one within twenty yards of 



him when he crossed the line. Shumway kicked 
the goal. 

Bates got its lone tally in the third period. In 
the previous period Bowdoin's goal had been 
threatened, but the attempted drop kick failed. 
This time Shattuck kicked from the 25 yard line 
and the ball just crossed the bar. 

Every man on the Bowdoin eleven played such 
a consistent game that it is difficult to mention 
stars without naming the whole lineup. Captain 
Shumway and Chapman played conspicuously 
well. Shumway's rushing, punting, and general 
defensive work was admirable in every way. Chap- 
man's spectacular run for a touchdown, his pretty 
19 yard end around run and speed in tackling 
and recovering fumbles showed him to be up to 
his speed of last week, and a candidate for all- 
state end. Phillips played a good fighting game 
at quarter. 


The game started with Davis of Bates kicking 
off, and the ball being received by Shumway, 
who ran back 17 yards. After a few rushes and 
exchange of punts, Bates got the ball on their 
own 17 yard line where DeWever fumbled and 
Chapman recovered on the 20 yard line. After a 
five yard gain by Shumway and Sprague, and an 
incomplete forward pass. Chapman took the ball 
around for ten yards on a fake forward pass. 
Peacock then came in for Sprague and put the 
ball over from the one yard line. Shumway 
failed to kick the goal. Bradford then kicked off 
to Bates' ten yard line and the ball went back and 
forth on the field until the whistle blew with 
Bates in possession of the ball on Bowdoin's 23 
yard line. 


Bates started the period a decided menace to 
Bowdoin's goal. With the ball within kicking 
distance, Shattuck went back as if to kick. De- 
Wever took the ball on a fake kick and made two 
yards through the line. Shattuck then attempted 
to kick but failed and Shumway received. Shum- 
way punted. Bates was penalized 15 yards for 
holding, and lost the ball on an intercepted for- 
ward by Shumway. Shumway then got away for 
18 yards, but was called back for an off-side pen- 
alty. Chapman ran around the end for 19 yards. 
DeWever then intercepted a forward pass from 
Phillips and nearly got away, but Shumway, the 
last Bowdoin man between DeWever and a clear 
field tackled him, leaving the ball in the middle 
of the field. Bates then made first down, and 
when on the next play Bates attempted a delayed 
pass. Chapman dove in, snatched the ball and ran 
the 65 yards to the goal. Bradford kicked off and 

after a brief play Bates punted to within a few 
yards of Bowdoin's goal. No Bowdoin man at- 
tempted to touch the ball thinking it would roll 
over, but Adam, a Bates man, accommodatingly 
picked up the ball and carried it over the line, 
making a touchback and giving Bowdoin the ball 
on the 20 yard line. Score: Bowdoin 13, Bates o. 


Bates started a rally at the beginning of this 
period. With a series of consistent rushes De- 
Wever and Davis brought the ball within the dan- 
ger zone. Here the Bowdoin team tightened and 
got possession of the ball on an incomplete for- 
ward pass over the goal line. After a series of 
plays Bowdoin made a short kick and Bates re- 
turned the ball to within kicking distance, and 
Shattcuk again stepped back to kick. This time 
he succeeded and just barely placed the ball over 
the posts. The period ended with the ball in 
Bowdoin's possession on the center of the field. 
Score: Bowdoin 13, Bates 3. 


There vi^as no scoring in the fourth period. 
Davis intercepted an attempted forward pass 
from Shumway to Chapman giving Bates the 
ball. An exchange of punts then took place. 
Davis got off a good forward pass to DeWever, 
but Bartlett tackled the latter in his tracks and 
the gain was only two yards. Bates then suf- 
fered a penalty of 15 yards for holding, and im- 
rhediately after Bowdoin was set back half the 
distance of the goal for alleged unnecessary 
roughness as the result of which Bradford was 
sent to the bench. Peacock then intercepted a 
forward pass from Davis, and Bowdoin started 
rushing down the field. Shumway made 13 yards 
through the line, and then 19 more through the 
same place, but the last rush was not counted 
owing to a five yard penalty for being off side. 
An exchange of punts took place and Bowdoin 
started to rip it up again with Peacock going 
through twice for five yards and Shumway mak- 
ing 5 and 3, when the whistle blew. 


Foster, Drummond, 1 e 

r e, Arrata, Sampson, E. Moulton 
Bradford, Oliver, 1 t 

r t Quackenbush, Hickey, Knight 

Rhoads, Stewart, Kern, Ig r g, Adam 

Small, c c, Shattuck 

Young, McNaughton, r g 

1 g, Ross, Clifford, Stonier 

Turner, r t 1 t, Hamilton 

Chapman, r e 



1 e, Lundholm, Stettbacker, Murray, Wiggin 

Phillips, q b q b, Davis, Talbot 

Shu m way, 1 h b 

r h b, R. Moulton, Stettbacker, Kennedy, Cutler 

Sprague, Peacock, r h b .. 1 h b, Connors, Davis 

Bartlett, fb fb, DeWever 

Score — Bowdoin 13, Bates 3. Touchdowns — 
Peacock, Chapman. Goal from touchdown — 
Shumway. Goal from field — Shattuck. Referee — 
Hapgood, Brown. Umpire — Beebe, Yale. Head 
linesman — Porter, Maine. Field judge — Howe, 
Portland. Time — 15 minute periods 


"Are you human?" 

That is the question which President Hyde 
placed before the Freshman Class last Thursday 
in a lecture given at the Science Building. Stu- 
dents, the president said, may be classified as 
human, unhuman, and inhuman. 

To become a man a student must be human in 
the following perversities : athletics, society, sci- 
ence, art, history, philosophy, business, love, pol- 
itics, morals and religion. To be human in 
athletics he must ridicule the use of stimulants 
and dip most ardently into the physical develop- 
ment disregarding energy and patience; to be 
human in society he must delight in the compan- 
ionship of all, not of those alone through whom 
he wishes to gain ; to be human in respect to sci- 
ence he must add a minimum to the promotion of 
man's mastery over nature; to be human in re- 
spect to art he must delight in interesting others 
in beauty of art, poetry and sculpture which seem 
to him fashioned by immortal maker; to be human 
in. respect to history he must joy in tracing early 
education and wars that have benefited us and 
study what principles applied now will help them 
in the future ; to be human in philosophy he must 
ridicule superstition ; to be human in business he 
must support the honest deal and promote the 
production of beneficial produce, not attractive 
and sensual ; to be human in love he must nourish 
the hopes of a family and trample the lust of vice 
and destruction; to be human in politics he must 
have a constant watch out for graft and the 
means to remedy it and for the betterment of 
the constitution in behalf of the people; to be 
human in morals he must have a belief of his 
own, not one which seems as good as the creed 
of some one else; to be human in religion he must 
have faith in the creed and cause for which 
Christ gave his life. 

And if a student, though ignorant of these pre- 
cepts now, has a clear ambition to and can acquire 
them in a college course, he is more to be de- 

sired in this world than he who has the clearest 
knowledge of these and stoops to disgrace ; or 
one tottering on the line between, undecided 
which way to go, waiting for Fate to break the 
ice on one side or the other. 

The President's address is shortly to be pub- 
lished by the Macmillan Company. 


Stanley '18 won the annual fall tennis tourna- 
ment from Young '18 when he defeated him last 
week in a hard fought match. Young got the 
start on his opponent and for a while it looked as 
if he were sure to win, but the length of the 
match seemed to tire him and Stanley took the 
last two sets in easy style. The tournament was 
a decided success and full of surprises from start 
to finish the defeats of several of the varsity men 
being only a few of the upsets. The scores in the 
last three rounds : 

Fourth Round: Young '18 defeated Freese '18, 
6-1, 6-4; Greely '17 defeated Tuttle '19, 6-0, 6-0; 
G. H. Allen '20 defeated L. A. Burleigh, Jr., 
'19. 5-7. 7-5. 8-6; Stanley '18 defeated Van Wart 
'18, 6-3, 6-3. 

Semi-final Round : Young '18 defeated Greely 
'17, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 ; Stanley '18 defeated Allen '20, 
6-1, 6-1. 

Final: Stanley '18 defeated Young '18, 2-6, 
6-1, 2-6, 6-0, 6-2. 


The personnel of the chapel choir this year is : 

1917 — Crosby, Biggers, Ross. 

1918 — Chase, Joyce, Lane, Stetson, Thomas, 
Scott, Smith. 

1919 — Dunham, Hill, Turner, Decker, Mc- 
Clave, Pierce. 

1920 — Kileski, Johnson, Linder, Richan, 
Houghton, Sullivan. 


The Bowdoin Freshman cross-country team de- 
feated the Hebron Academy team, in a dual race 
over the college course, 24-31 last Thursday. On 
account of a handicap at Standpipe Hill, where a 
small bridge was washed away, no times were 
given out. R. E. Brown, Bowdoin, who finished 
first was far in the lead. Following is the order 
in which they finished: 1st R. E. Brown, Bow- 
doin; 2nd R. E. Cleaves, Bowdoin; 3rd A. E. 
Tondreau; 4th D. C. Noyes, Bowdoin; 5th B. H. 
Stevens, Hebron; 6th Edward Leclaire, Hebron; 
7th Howard Hodgkins, Hebron ; 8th M. H. Smith, 
Bowdoin; 9th C. R. Harris, Bowdoin; loth Har- 
old Baldwin, Hebron. 




Published bteky Tdesday of the Collegiate tear bt 
The BoTFDOii* Publishinu Company 
IN THE Interests of the Students of 


Donald W. Philbrick, 1917, Editor-in-Chief 

Robert G. Albion, 1918, Managing Editor 

William S. Cormack, 191 7, Alumni Editor 



Clyde E. Stevens, 1919, 

On The Campus 
The Other Colleges 

Frank E. Noyes, 1917 
Whitney Coombs, 1918 
Franklin D. MacCormick, 1918 
Bela W. Norton, 1918 
Gerald S. Joyce, 1918 
■ Raymond L. Atwood, 1919 

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. 


Percy F. Crane, 1917, 
Gerald S. Joyce, 1918, 
A. Otis Moulton, 1918, 

Business Manager 
Assistant Manager 
Assistant Manager 

Vol. XLVl. 

OCT. 31, 1916 

No. 17 

ed at Post Office at Brunswick i 

nd-ClassMail Ma 

Maine Next 

The first two games of the State series have 
been played on Whittier Field where, for us, 
support of the team is a comparatively easy mat- 
ter. The concluding game of the series will be 
played this week in Orono and it is hoped that a 
large proportion of the College will accompany 
the team. A week ago and again last Saturday 
the opposing bleachers were filled with Colby and 
Bates supporters. With a larger student body 
and a supposedly superior spirit, we should easily 
surpass their record. 

Next Saturday our team will play before fifteen 
hundred hostile rooters and it is up to us to see 
to it that for every Maitie cheer there is an an- 

swer from the other side of the field. The games 
already played show conclusively that we have, 
this year, a fighting team, a team with great de- 
fensive power under its own goal-posts, which is 
also quick to take advantage of the least slip by 
its opponents. The much-advertised Cawley failed 
to make the least impression on our defense and 
we were robbed of a well-earned tie only by crim- 
inal officiating in the last minutes of play. Again 
last week, the Bates offensive was buried as soon 
as it threatened our goal line. With a much 
lighter line than any of its opponents, the team, 
ably led by Coach Weatherhead and Captain 
Shumway, has made the best record so far of 
any Bowdoin football team in recent years and 
goes to Orono with good prospects for a victory 
and a possibility of a tie for the State champion- 
ship. The least we can do is to give the team our 
loyal support on a hostile field. We are certain 
of seeing an exciting, hard-fought game and the 
team is sure to benefit by our presence. 


The Rumford Rifle Club defeated the Bowdoin 
Club in the first match which the Collegians have 
shot this fall by a score of 1417 to 1378. Bow- 
doin had the individual stars but the Rumford 
team was more consistent. The high scorers 
were Johnson with 228 and Schlosberg with 227. 
These two were at Plattsburg this summer and 
were the best shooters there. In the 300 yard 
rapid fire Johnson scored 50, which was the only 
perfect score. Schlosberg made a 49 on the 200 
rapid fire, and a 48 in 500 slow fire, which was 
worthy of notice. 

The match was shot off at five different ranges, 
200 and 300 yard rapid fire and 300, 500, and 600 
slow fire. Rumford shot off its match Thursday, 
but the Collegians were forced to take three 
afternoons on account of the few hours which 
were available. Two of the professors were on 
the team. There are men in College who at- 
tended Plattsburg this summer who made good 
scores on the range earlier in the season but they 
did not participate in the meet. The scores of 
the two teams were : 


E. S. Glover 219 

F. L. Bean 217 

E. S. Swain 209 

B. H. Bean 206 

H. C. Frost 204 

J. M. Harris 185 

C. S. Proctor 177 





P. M. Johnson 'i8 228 

R. T. Schlosberg '18 227 

Prof. M. E. Langley 201 

J. E. Gray '18 187 

E. H. Ellms '20 184 

Prof. Paul Nixon 181 

W. E. Hill '19 170 



In recent years developments have taken 
place in the requirements for admission to medi- 
cal colleges in the United States of which stu- 
dents in following their academic studies should 
have knowledge. 

Under the influence of the American Medical 
Association, of the Association of the American 
Medical Colleges, and of State Boards of Medical 
Registration, all of the better colleges in the 
country now require, or are about to require, for 
admission not less than two years of college 
work, together with the training represented by 
full year college courses of eight semester value 
each in physics, inorganic chemistry, and biology 
(at least half of which shall be zoology), all in- 
cluding laboratory work, and a knowledge of 
either French or German. 

Many medical schools have requirements in 
addition to these, but the requirements above 
mentioned are needed for admission to all col- 
leges of the better grade. The Harvard Medical 
School, and certain other colleges, require organic 
chemistry before admission. Certain colleges re- 
quire a degree in arts or science instead of two 
years of college work. Other special require- 
ments exist. 

Students considering the study of medicine are 
therefore advised to write early in their college 
course to the Deans of medical colleges which 
they may wish to enter to ascertain exactly what 
they must do to gain admission. 


Freshmen 45 

Juniors 33 

Seniors 213/2 

Sophomores loyi 

The splendid running of Cleaves and Brown 
gave the Freshmen a victory in the interclass 
track meet held Thursday and Friday on Whit- 
tier Field. Brown captured both the one and two 
mile runs, and also took a fourth place in the 
half mile; while Cleaves won the half mile run, 
and ran second to Brown in the mile and two 

mile, each tallying 11 points. 

Stanley and Savage starred for the Juniors, 
the former scoring 10 points by winning both the 
discus throw and shot put ; while the latter col- 
lected nine points in the two sprints. 

For the Seniors Captain Sampson won the 
pole vault; while White captured the high jump. 
The broad jump and hurdle events were omitted 
by agreement. Summary : 

100 Yard Dash — Savage '18 and Simonton '18 
tied for first; third, Allen '20; fourth, Saxon '20. 

220 Yard Dash — Won by Savage '18; second, 
Simonton '18; third. Cook '20; fourth, Mosher 

440 Yard Dash — Won by Millard '20; second, 
Harris '20; third, Smith '20; fourth. Cutler '20. 

880 Yard Run — Won by Cleaves '20; second, 
Mosher '19; third, O'Donnell '18; fourth. Brown 

One Mile Run — Won by Brown '20; second, 
Cleaves '20; third. Crane '17; fourth, Fillmore 

Two Mile Run — Won by Brown '20; second, 
Cleaves '20; third, Mosher '19; fourth. Crane '17. 

High Jump — Won by White '17; second, Fen- 
ning '17; third, Rickard '17 and Higgins '19 tied. 

Pole Vault — Won by Captain Sampson '17; 
second, Saxon '20; third, Leighton '19; fourth, 
Warren '18. 

Shot Put — Won by Stanley '18; second, Har- 
ris '18; third, Warren '20; fourth, Blanchard '20. 

Discus Throw — Won by Stanley '18; second, 
McConaughy '17; third, Warren '18; fourth, Mar- 
tin '19. 


For the first time within six years, Bowdoin 
enters the annual Maine-Bowdoin football game 
genuinely confident of victory. Up to the State 
series, neither of the two teams had met the same 
opponent, and no adequate comparison can be 
made in that way. The offensive strength of 
Bowdoin, however, has proved by its scores so 
far, to be considerably stronger than that of last 
year, whereas Maine with the loss of such stars 
as Ruffner, Jones and Purington has been so en- 
feebled in her attack that she has not scored a 
point this season. New Hampshire State, Col- 
gate, Rhode Island State, Bates and Colby have 
all held her off without a score, and not a single 
victory has been thus far credited to the Orono 
university. The Maine defense, on the other 
hand, is one to be respected, as its work in the 
State series has proved. The Bates scores came 
through two drop kicks from the twenty-seven 
yard line and in last Saturday's game, Colby 



found it impossible to puncture the Maine line 
for a score. Hussey and Allen form two bul- 
warks of defense for Maine which the opponents 
have so far found difficult to thrust aside, while 
Capt. Gorham and "Pat" French of the backfield 
have been the university's most consistent 

The results of the two games to be played next 
Saturday will be all-important in deciding the 
Maine championship. If Colby wins, she will be 
the Maine football champion. If she loses and 
Bowdoin wins, the result will be a tie between 
Bates and Bowdoin. Bowdoin is justly and rea- 
sonably confident of victory in next Saturday's 
game and there is no apparent reason why she 
should not finish at least second in the State 
series, possibly in a tie with Bates for first. 


At this time it is interesting to observe the 
past games played with Maine which amount to 
20 in number, in which Bowdoin has won lo, 
lost 9, and tied one. Bowdoin has 217 points to 
her credit with 184 to Maine's. Saturday's game 
will show us whether Maine ties us for the num- 
ber of games won or whether Bowdoin will still 
hold the lead. The results of the games are be- 

1893 Bowdoin 12 Maine 10 
1896 Bowdoin 12 Maine 6 

1898 Bowdoin 29 Maine 

1899 Bowdoin 14 Maine o 

1900 Bowdoin 38 Maine o 
igoi Bowdoin 5 Maine 22 

1902 Bowdoin o Maine 11 

1903 Bowdoin o Maine 16 

1904 Bowdoin 22 Maine 5 

1905 Bowdoin o Maine 18 

1906 Bowdoin 6 Maine o 

1907 Bowdoin 34 Maine 5 

1908 Bowdoin 10 Maine o 

1909 Bowdoin 22 Maine o 

1910 Bowdoin o Maine o 

1911 Bowdoin o Maine 15 

1912 Bowdoin o Maine 17 

1913 Bowdoin o Maine 9 

1914 Bowdoin o Maine 27 

1915 Bowdoin 13 Maine 23 

Total Bowdoin 217 Maine 184 


The Republican Club will hold its big mass 
meeting Thursday evening in the Union. The 
speakers will probably be Ex-Governor William 
T. Cobb '77, Carrol L. Beede, county attorney 
elect, and Hon. Edward C. Wheeler. 


A club is being formed in College of men who 
intend to continue the study of zoology in gradu- 
ate schools or who are particularly interested in 
the subject. The purpose of the club .is to 
acquaint the men with the type of which they will 
meet with in graduate work and develop a keener 
knowledge of the scientific terms employed. The 
members of the club are being chosen by Doctor 

Since most of the research work in zoology has 
been done by German scientists, and owing to the 
fact too, that much of the literature the men will 
meet with in graduate work will be in German, it 
has been decided to use a German text-book. 
Weiderscheim's Comparative Anatomy will be 
used. His work is a condensed review of Ger- 
man, French and English research. Owing to 
the fact however, that this work is published only 
in Germany, but one or two copies are now avail- 
able. As soon as more can be obtained, individ- 
ual texts will be procured. On account of the 
foreign text only such men as have had six 
courses in German will be chosen to member- 
ship. The meetings will be held at regular inter- 
vals at Doctor Gross' residence. 


The organization of a College chorus is under 
way. With the Glee Club as a nucleus, it will 
number about 50 men. Rehearsals will be held 
weekly, the time and place to be announced in a 
few days. 

Two concerts are planned, one about mid-year 
and another in April. 

The best of male chorus music has been select- 
ed, and is of varied and interesting character. 

The members of the chorus will be under no 
expense, but faithfulness in attendance upon re- 
hearsals is essential. 

Students desiring to join will please give 
their names to Prof. Wass as soon as possible. 


The cheering of individual players was advo- 
cated by Professor Nixon in his talk at the Bates 
game rally last Friday night. He said that the 
calling out of a man's name after he has made a 
play does more good than a cheer for the whole 
team. The other speaker was Professor Lang- 
ley who gave a scientific reason for the coming 
victory. The songs were practiced without the 
help of the band, and there were some cheers 
under the direction of Sampson. There were no 
refreshments and the rally was snappier and less 
elaborate than that of the week before. A big 
one is coming this week before the trip to Orono. 




A Chemical Club has been organized among 
the upper classmen of the chemistry department, 
for purpose of promoting interest along chemical 
lines. The aim of the club is to hold meetings, as- 
signed papers being read at each meeting, these 
to be followed by a general discussion. The 
club also hopes to arrange for lectures from men 
prominent in chemical circles throughout the 
state ; at present the prospects for this are good. 

Trips will also be made to Warren paper mills 
and other places of chemical interest. 

The following men have been elected officers 
of the club : 

President, Gregory '17. 

Vice-President, Humphrey '17. 

Secretary, Spalding ' 1 7 

Treasurer, Scholsberg '18. 

Flute: Sturgis '19. 

Violin : Philbrick '18, McGorrill '19. 

Drums: Holbrook '19, Smith '18. 


The students who have volunteered to teach in 
the night school for the Frenchmen of the Cabot 
mill are Ramsdell '17, Glidden '17, Gregory '17, 
Bagley '18, Blake '18, Freese '18, Simonton '18, 
Wood '18, Leighton '19, Longren '19, McGorrill 
'19, and McCarthy '19. 


The gymnasium work of the Boys' Club, which 
consists of about twenty lads between the ages 
of eight and fifteen, organized by Professor Lang- 
ley is under the supervision of Peacock '18. P. H. 
Cobb '17 has charge of the club and nature study 
work, and R. H. Cobb '17 instructs the youngsters 
in .camp craft and other essentials of the forest. 
There is every Tuesday evening, in the vestry of 
the Congregational Church, a meeting which 
lasts about two hours. 


The largest number of men for years have re- 
ported to Leader True for the Mandolin Club. 
There is some promising material in the entering 
class and competition for the club is close. Re- 
hearsals are being held twice a week. The squad 
will be cut to 18 men soon. Those who have 
already reported for practice are : 

First Mandolin : Wentworth '20, Farrar '19, 
Houghton '20, Haskell '18, Davies '20, Doe '20, 
Warren '18. 

Second Mandolin: Moulton '18, MacQuillan 
'18, Claff '18, Knapp '17, Albert '19, Skillin '20, 
Freese '18, Haddock '20, Berry '20, Noyes '20. 

Mandolas : Moore '20, Tillson '20. 

Mando-Cello: Sutcliffe '17, Stetson '18, Richan 

Miitti tte JFacultp 

Professors Woodruff, Moody, Whittier, Files, 
Mitchell, Brown, Sills, Hormell, Nixon, Davis 
and Milne, Mr. Wilder, and Mr. MacCor- 
mick attended the Maine Teachers' Association 
Convention in Portland last week. 

Professor Mitchell spoke at the Penobscot 
County Congregational Conference which was 
held in Brewer last Tuesday. 

Dean Sills spoke last Monday evening before 
the Woodrow Wilson Club of Colby College. His 
subject was "Why College Men Should Be Inter- 
ested in Politics." 

Professor Hormell was elected to the council 
of the New England History Teachers' Associa- 
tion at the annual meeting held at Providence last 

Professor William Hawley Davis was a guest 
of the Editorial Club of the Portland Evening 
Express-Advertiser and Sunday Telegram at its 
October meeting, Wednesday evening. He spoke 
on "News and Newspapers as Viewed by a Col- 
lege Professor." 

Miss Smith, curator of the Art Building, has 
been in Boston the past week. 

son tl)c Campus 

The first fall number of the Qwill appeared last 

Hour exams have been given lately, preparing 
for "warnings." 

Sweet cider has been flowing freely at the ends 
and houses these days. 

Sandford '18 who has served on the Mexican 
border this summer is expected back this week. 

Judge Lucilius A. Emery '61 was on the 
campus last week, and visited some of the classes. 

In the Senior class there are twenty-four men 
who will be able to graduate in February if they 

Another call was issued last Wednesday for 
Glee Club candidates and four new men re- 

There was a dance at the Bath Yacht Club 
Friday evening given by Dave Kelley's Banjo 

Noyes was elected captain of the Freshman 
cross-country team the afternoon of the race 
with Hebron. 

McClave '19 is confined in the Maine General 
Hospital at Portland suffering from a severe 
abscess in the ear. 



Scott '17, Dow '17, Bagley '18, Chadbourne '19, 
and Jones '18 made up an automobile party to the 
White Mountains Sunday. 

A few have not yet paid the $7.50 for their 
extra course. These have had to drop the course 
unless paid by last Saturday. 

Saturday was the first time that Bowdoin has 
beaten Bates on Whittier Field since 1904, and 
only the second time since 1896. 

It is reported that Bates had reserved an entire 
theatre in Lewiston in anticipation of celebrating 
an expected victory over Bowdoin. 

There were about 3,000 spectators at Satur- 
day's game. Every bleacher ticket was sold and 
there were over a hundred autos. 

Twenty-five Freshmen swelled the crowd at 
the Young People's Society social Thursday 
evening at the Church on the Hill. 

Johnson '20 has left College and returned to his 
home in Washington, D. C. He will be in the 
South this winter with the Geological Survey. 

The Deutscher Verein will hold its meeting for 
organization either Wednesday or Thursday this 
week. For particulars watch the bulletin board. 
A panoramic picture of the entire student body 
was taken before the Chapel Friday afternoon. 
It is three years since such a picture has been 

The brick walls of the Infirmary have risen 
well above the second floor and the roof will be 
on before snow flies unless the winter is abnor- 
mally early. 

An impromptu Freshman rally was held in 
Memorial Hall last Wednesday for the purpose 
of arousing Freshman interest in the interclass 
track meet. 

Professor James L. McConaughy of Dart- 
mouth, former professor of Education and Eng- 
lish at Bowdoin, was on the campus for the 
Bates-Bowdoin game. 

Half a dozen men tried out for reader of the 
Musical Clubs last Wednesday noon. There will 
be a second trial this week for Gray '18, Mooers 
'18, Badger '20 and Moore '20. 

Many of the Freshmen and a few upper-class- 
men, are yet to learn that books on the reserve 
shelf in the library are let out for overnight use 
only and are to be returned at 8:30 in the morn- 

Several of the Maine papers have been dis- 
cussing the poor quality of officials in the Maine 
series of late. Dissatisfaction over the officiating 
in the Bowdoin-Colby game started the dis- 

The excellent showing of Brown '20 in the 
Freshman-Hebron cross-country race last week 

causes a conjecture as to where he would finish 
in the state cross-country next week, if he were 

There will be a band rehearsal this evening at 
7 o'clock in Memorial Hall. All the members 
are requested to be present as the men will be 
chosen for the Maine trip at that time. Half ex^ 
penses will be paid for the band men making the 
trip this fall. 

The baseball series between the Freshmen and 
Sophomores has been called off until next spring 
because of cold weather. As the series now 
stands the Freshmen have the advantage, having 
won one game and tied the other. 

The football team spent Friday afternoon on 
the golf links. Coach Weatherhead carried off 
the individual honors. It is reported that the 
team dug up the turf on the links about as well 
as they do on Whittier Field. 

There have been a few changes in the casts 
of the Ivy plays, by which Willey will play the 
title role in Pierre Patelin and Asnault will play 
the Judge. In Indian Summer, Wood '18 will 
play Briqueville. Rehearsals were held last Mon- 
day and Thursday. 

The results of recent trials for the Glee Club 
leave 22 men still in the race. The list of first 
tenors and second basses remains the same as it 
was two weeks ago. Second tenors : Harrington 
'18, Pierce '18, Ross '17, Stetson '18, Woodman 
'18; first bass: Biggers '17, Kileski '20, Matthews 
'18, Merrill '19, Scott '19. 

There has not been quite as much tag football 
between the fraternities this fall as last year. 
The Delta U's defeated the Theta Delts 6-1 in a 
fast game Friday afternoon, but previous to that 
the Theta Delts had won three times from the 
Psi U's. The Zete Democrats won from the Re- 
publicans in that house 8-2. 

A victrola record has been taken from the 
Union without the authority of the attendants. 
Though records have been loaned in the past, this 
is the first time that one has been stolen. The 
record is a double-disc affair with two saxophone 
selections. If it is returned to the Union this 
week, no questions will be asked. 

A notice on the bulletin board concerning the 
condition of the second team attracted much at- 
tention last week. The number of men on the 
second team from each house was given. There 
are two fraternities without a man on the foot- 
ball squad, while the record number on the sec- 
ond team was four. There was an appeal for 
more men in order that the first team may have 
opposition in practice. 

Certain statistics of the men entering College 


this fall are lacking at the Dean's oflfice. In order 
that the data for the College catalogues may be 
kept complete and exact and for other things 
where statistics are required the filling out of the 
blanks is necessary. All men who have not yet 
complied with this request from the office are 
again asked to do so. A list of the delinquents 
appears on the bulletin board. The College bonds 
are also due at the Treasurer's office. 

aiumni I5ote0 

'60. — Hon. William W. Thomas of Portland, 
Me., formerly United States minister to Sweden, 
is campaigning throughout the west in the inter- 
est of the Republican party and is everywhere 
meeting with large and enthusiastic crowds, ac- 
cording to the reports which have come to press. 

At the beginning of the present campaign he 
returned to his home in Portland from Sweden, 
where he has lived many years, for the express 
purpose of telling the American people how 
greatly America has fallen in the estimation of 
European courts, especially the great neutral na- 
tions of the Scandinavian peninsula, because of 
its policy in the present war. 

'81. — James P. Baxter of Portland, Me., was 
recently elected secretary for foreign corre- 
spondence at a meeting of the American Anti- 
quarian Society held in Worcester, Mass. 

'96. — ^John Clair Minot of Boston has been 
elected a trustee of Nasson Institute, Springvale, 

'97. — At the meeting of the New England 
History Teachers' Association last week in 
Providence, R. I., Professor Harry M. Varrell, 
now of Simmons College, was elected vice-presi- 
dent and a member of the council. 

e.^-'oo. — George C. Minard, who has been sup- 
erintendent of schools in Bristol, Rhode Island, 
has accepted a similar position this fall in Arling- 
ton, Mass. 

'04. — ^Mr. and Mrs. Jaffrey Richardson of 
Brookline, Mass., have announced the engage- 
ment of their daughter, Gertrude Ober, to George 
Everett Kimball, Bowdoin '04. Mr. Kimball has 
practised law in Boston since his graduation 
from the Harvard Law School, and resides in 

'05. — There is an article by Stanley P. Chase, 
Ph.D., in the English Journal for October, on the 
"Intellectual Content of Literature." Since grad- 
uating from Bowdoin Mr. Chase has received his 
A.M. from Harvard and, in 191 1, his Ph.D. He 
was an assistant instructor in English at Har- 
vard for a year after receiving his A.M., and 
then became instructor at Northwestern. Since 

191 1 he has been at Union. 

'06. — Dr. George A. Parcher has recently been 
assigned to the United States Marine Hospital at 
San Francisco, where he will be the ranking 
physician in that institution, standing next in 
authority to the head. 

Dr. Parcher's success in the medical world has 
been both marked and rapid. He received his 
M.D. from Harvard in 1910 and for a short time 
served as an interne at the State Hospital in Dan- 
vers, Mass. His work in this institution war- 
ranted recognition from the United States public 
health bureau, and he was selected to become a 
member of the Immigrant and Contagious Dis- 
ease Hospital at Ellis Island, New York City. 
While practising at this station Dr. Parcher was 
one of the physicians on the Iceburg Patrol. 

In 1913 he was transferred to the Marcus Hook 
Immigrant Station and to the public health serv- 
ice in Philadelphia. His latest appointment to 
the station at San Francisco is an advantageous 
one indeed, for the station is reckoned by medi- 
cal men as the best and most coveted one in the 
United States service. 

'07. — In the April number of the Washington 
University Studies there is an article by William 
A. Robinson on "Party Organization and Cam- 
paign Methods in the Jeffersonian Era." Mr. 
Robinson studied at the University of Wiscon- 
sin after his graduation from Bowdoin and re- 
ceived his A.M. there in 1910. Since then he has 
been at Yale. His new book, "Jeffersonian De- 
mocracy in New England," has recently been pub- 
lished by the Yale Historical Publishing Co. 

'01. — ^Prof. Austin P. Larrabee has retired as 
professor of Biology at Fairmount College, 
Wichita, Kan., to accept a similar chair at Yank- 
ton College, Yankton, S. D. 

'11. — Charles Boardman Hawes, of the edi- 
torial staff of the Youth's Companion, and Miss 
Dorothea Cable were married on June ist, at the 
home of the bride in Northampton, Mass. The 
officiating clergyman was Rev. Gerald Stanley 
Lee. The bride is the daughter of George W. 
Cable, the novelist. One of her sisters is the wife 
of Prof. A. L. P. Dennis of the University of 
Wisconsin, formerly of Bowdoin. 

e.t'-'i6. — News of the marriage of William R. 
Pease to Miss Clara Mae Jones of Portland, Me., 
has been received. Mr. Pease is now connected 
with the firm of A. J. Jacobus' Sons, brush manu- 
facturers of Verona, N. Y. After the wedding, 
which took place Oct. 16, the couple left on an 
automobile trip through the White Mountains 
and New York State. They will be at home after 
Jan. 1st, at 7 Forest Avenue, Verona, New York. 


The Citizens Laundry 




At the sign of the Street Railway 

147 Maine Street, : : : Brunswick, Maine 

Old Furniture, Old China, Pewter, Etc. 

Miss Stetson 

Gives personal attention to orders for Antique 
Goods of any kind 

One hour at Bowling 

Time well spent 

An amusement innocent 

4 Fine Alleys at 1 86 Maine St. 


of Brunswick, Maine 
Capital, $50,000. Surplus and Profits, $100,000 

Student Patronage Solicited 

We carry the largest assortment of Olives, 
Pickles, Fancy Cheeses and Biscuits of all 
kinds east of Portland. 


87 Maine St. : 
Branch Store 

: : : : Tel. 136-137. 
-2 Gushing St. — Tel. 16. 



98 Maine Street : : : Brunswick, Maine. 
Lincoln Building 


Wholesale and Retail 

Fruit and Confectionery of all kinds 

Cigars and Tobacco 
194 Maine Street : : : : : Tel. 154-M. 

Fred H. White 

Men's Tailor 

125 Maiae St. Lewieton, Me. 


Men's Furnishings, Clothing, Hats and Caps 

Arrow Collars and Shirts 

Everything new and up-to-date 


Formerly the American Express Office 







B.B.B. Pipes, Cigarettes and Smoking Tobacco 


74 Maine Street 


Choice Chocolate Confections 

Coal of All Kinds 

In Large or Small Lots 
Otto Coke and Kindling Wood 


15 Jordan Ave. : : Brunswick, Me. 

Trucking, Hacking, Boarding and Liv- 
ery Stable 

Maine Street, Brunswick. Telephone. 




NO. 18 


Won Lost Tied P. C. 

Colby 2 o I 1.000 

Bowdoin i i i .500 

Maine o i 2 .000 

Bates 120 .333 

Bowdoin has won dj points against the 53 of 
its opponents so far this season. 


The Freshman cross-country team has received 
an invitation to participate in a cross-country 
race at Dartmouth. The Freshman teams which 
have been invited are Harvard, Princeton, 
Brown, Bowdoin and Yale. This is the first 
time that a Bowdoin Freshman cross-country 
team has been honored with an invitation to run 
with larger colleges. With Brown running true 
to form and Noyes and Cleaves improving every 
day, the Freshmen should be able to make a 
good showing. 

Professor Roscoe Ham, who is absent on leave 
until the second semester, has been since June in 
Russia, as special assistant at the American Em- 
bassy in Petrograd, and has been in charge of the 
Relief Office of the 2nd Division of the Embassy, 
He is to travel this month into the remoter dis- 
tricts of the empire and will visit detention camps 
for military and civilian prisoners as far East as 
the Ural mountains. 


Indications point to the fact that all four Maine 
colleges will be closely bunched in next Friday's 
annual Maine Intercollegiate Cross-Country Meet 
over the Bates course at Lewiston. The Bow- 
doin men have been practicing hard and faith- 
fully for the past two weeks, and although handi- 
capped by the ineligibility of the star cross-coun- 
try man, Brown '20, the College should make a 
good showing. Coach Magee expects Cleaves 
'20 and Noyes '20 to came in among the first 
bunch of runners, and while counting upon Cap- 
tain Fillmore '17 to finish well up, he expressly 
states that it rests with the "second wind" men 
such as Crane '17 and Mosher 'ig whether or 

not Bowdoin shall stand well to the front in the 
final score. The men feared most at Colby are 
A. D. Colby, their new man who comes with the 
junior mile championship laurels on his head, 
Capt. Mark Thompson and his brother Paul 
Thompson; at Bates, Gregoryj her star two miler. 
Jenkins and Lane, and at Maine, Preti, the vet- 
eran of many seasons, if he is in form, Dempsey 
and Wunderlick. 


The championship series culminated at Orono 
Saturday in what was undoubtedly the hardest 
and at the same time the cleanest fought game 
played in the State this fall. Bowdoin went into 
the contest with the expectation of victory. Maine 
went in with very much the same intention. The 
result was the only logical one — a tie. As they 
appeared on the field this score represents pretty 
much the relative strength and ability of the 

While Bowdoin had hopes of winning, the Col- 
lege and the team realized that an eleven which 
had held Colby scoreless was not to be lightly re- 
garded. Maine, backed by her big crowd of a 
thousand odd, got away to a flying start, and 
scored so soon and so easily that the Bowdoin 
team seemed absolutely demoralized. Never was 
a better demonstration of the finish fight of 
which Bowdoin is proud than the manner in 
which the White came back to the field in the 
second half, overtook the seven-point lead Maine 
had acquired, and left the field at least on equal 
footing with their opponents. 

To two men especially the outcome is due, 
though heroes were by no means lacking through- 
out the second half. Captain Shumway, severely 
injured in the game, was strong on the attack 
and proved that the persistence and fight which 
have all along made him so excellent a leader, 
were again to be a chief element in winning 
Bowdoin's success. Peacock, always efficient on 
the defense, showed great ability on the attack 
also, and paved the way for the score by his swift 
dashes through the edges of the Maine line. To 
Shumway again is due credit for some of the best 
passing any Bowdoin man has been responsible 
for in some time. It was Needelman who made 



the touchdown, and Shumway kicked the goal, 
with the game depending on which way the ball 
fell as it struck the cross-bar. 

Next in these came Chapman. His receiving 
of Shumway's passes was in good degree a cause 
of the success of Bowdoin's long march down the 
field in the last quarter. Bradford and Bartlett 
did excellent work on the defense. Phillips, who 
was injured and taken out early in the game, and 
Needelraan, who replaced him, both played the 

for Shumway, Peacock, and Bartlett. 

For Maine, Captain Gorham and Stewart 
played brilliantly, while Furey at quarter handled 
the plays exceedingly well. 

The game in detail : 


Gorham kicked to Bradford on the twenty-five 
yard line. Shumway made five yards and was 
tackled by Davis. Chapman failed to gain. 
Shumway made three through the line, and then 

Playing well in his new Position at Tackle 

quarter position ^n fine style. 

The chief source of Bowdoin's difficulty, as 
during the entire season, was in the line. Time 
and again during the first part of the game the 
Maine attack tore through for big gains, the 
entire brunt of the work falling on the secondary 
defense, which bore it nobly. The linemen can- 
not be blamed ; they played hard and persistently ; 
lack of weight and experience told against them. 
In the second half, matters were very different ; 
the Maine offense was continually piled up for 
no gain, and on the attack big holes were opened 


Veteran Center out of Series with Injuries 

punted to Stewart on Maine's forty-five yard 
line. Gorham went through right tackle for 
seven and again for two. Furey made it first 
down and Stewart gained three more. Through 
right tackle Gorham made two four yard gains. 
Furey made two and Stewart four. Gorham made 
three and Furey rushed the ball to Bowdoin's 
twenty-five yard line. Stewart made seven 
around left end, and Gorham followed with seven 
through the line. Two line plunges gave Gor- 
ham six yards, after which Stewart went over 
for a touchdown. Gorham kicked the goal. 



Gorham kicked off to Turner who returned ten 
yards. Sprague, sent in for Phillips, and Shum- 
way, now attempted to buck the line, but with lit- 
tle success. Shumway punted to Gorham on 
Maine's twenty-five yard line and the quarter 
ended. Maine 7, Bowdoin o. 


The second period was featured by Maine's at- 
tack, and Bowdoin's defense when the goal line 
was actually in danger. Outside of her own 
twenty yard line Bowdoin seemed to possess no 
defensive whatever. Gorham and Furey broke 
through for long gains, only to be stopped by the 
secondary defense. Bartlett, Peacock and Shum- 
way did excellent work here. Twice Bowdoin 
held for downs within the fifteen yard line. The 
period ended with the ball in Maine's possession 
near the center of the field after Shumway had 
kicked out of danger. 


The third period saw numerous changes in both 
lineups. At the very outset the Bowdoin defense 
stiffened, and at no time did Maine make the big 
gains of the earlier part of the game. Receiving 
the kick, Maine rushed the ball to the center of 
the field. An exchange of kicks slightly favored 
Maine, but the Bowdoin line held and an inter- 
cepted pass gave the White the ball. During the 
latter part of the period the ball was changing 
hands continually. The quarter ended, Maine's 
ball on her own thirty-five yard line. 


After an exchange of kicks in the last quarter 
Bowdoin, taking the ball on her own twenty yard 
line began the march down the field which will 
figure as one of the most brilliant in Bowdoin's 
football history. With Shumway bucking the 
line. Peacock skirting the tackles, and a quick as- 
sortment of shifts, delayed passes, and plunges, 
the Maine line was completely baffled. A fine 
pass, Shumway to Chapman, made the score pos- 
sible, and Peacock and Needelman put the ball 
across. Peacock kicked out to Shumway, who 
kicked the goal. During the remainder of the 
game the ball remained chiefly in the center of 
the field, until the very end, when two Maine 
passes put the ball in Bowdoin's territory just as 
the whistle blew. Final score : Bowdoin 7, 
Maine 7. 

The lineup : 


Hiller, White, le le, Foster Drummond 

Peterson, It It, Bradford 

Magee, J. Davis, Moulton, Hussey, Ig Ig, Rhoads 

Mulvaney, Couri, c c, Small 

T. Davis, rg rg. Young, Stewart 

Allen, rt rt, Turner, Oliver 

Reardon, re re. Chapman 

Spiers, Furey, qb 

qb, Phillips, Shumway, Needelman 
Stewart, Ihb Ihb, Shumway, Sprague Shumway 

Gorham, rhb rhb. Peacock 

Hunton, Baldwin, French, fb fb, Bartlett 

Referee, Burke, Boston. Umpire, Beebe, Yale. 
Head linesman, Kelley, Portland. Field judge, 
Macreadie, Portland. Time, 15 minute periods. 


Maine — Touchdown, Gorham. Goal from 
touchdown, Gorham. 

Bowdoin — Touchdown, Needelman. Goal from 
touchdown, Shumway. 


Stinging speeches by Professor Bell and Mr. 
MacCormick at the rally last Friday night gave 
rise to one of the greatest demonstrations Bow- 
doin has seen in the past few years. Leaving the 
rally, at which the attendance was barely 50 at 
first, the men went through the ends routing 
out the delinquents, and then headed by the band, 
the column headed down street, constantly in- 
creasing in numbers. At the Cumberland, the 
students took possession o'f the theatre, and 
Marston led the cheers for ten minutes in a most 
effective manner. Finally, he asked "Shall we 
go over to the dance at Topsham?" The an- 
swer was unanimous, and the parade formed 
again and crossed over into Sagadahoc. 

The purpose of this move was to get the stu- 
dents attending the Friday night dance there. 
Most of them left immediately but it took indi- 
vidual cheers to bring out a few. With the 
numbers thus increased the procession headed 
for Brunswick with the band rendering "Good 
Bye Girls." At the Cabot mill, a single line was 
formed, hand on shoulder, and it extended sev- 
eral blocks. About half the student body was in 
line. "Go get Maine" was the' predominating 
note of the evening. 


Mrs. Arthur Brown, the dramatic coach, has 
announced that the casts for "Pierre Patelin" 
and "Indian Summer" are definitely settled and 
Manager Colter '18, has begun to measure the 
members of the two casts for their costumes. 

The "first night" for the two plays will occur 
at Portland, December 15, in Pythian Hall. 
It is expected that many of the Bowdoin 
men will be down as the plays will be followed 
by a dance. 





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


Percy F. Crane, 1917, 
Gerald S. Joyce, 1918, 
A. Otis Moulton, 1918, 

Business Manager 
Assistant Manager 
Assistant Manager 

Vol. XLVI. 

NOV. 7, 1916 

No. 18 

Entered at Post Offit 

; Second-Class Mail Matter 

have in every way proved the best Bowdoin team 
within five or six years. Next Saturday the 
team plays near home, near enough to allow 
practically every man to support it. A good num- 
ber took the trip to Orono; a much larger num- 
ber should be in Portland this week. Give the 
team your heartiest support in your last chance 
of the year. 

The Team 

Those who have been Bowdoin men long 
enough to be able to compare the football teams 
of recent years are full of praise for the work of 
the team this fall. While not champions, in earn- 
ing second place in the State series they have 
shown an abundance of fighting spirit which has 
enabled them to outplay teams weighing ten to 
twenty pounds more per man. Some of the team, 
while suffering from injuries, have stayed in the 
game and pluckily done their best wherever they 
were wanted. If their example has been insuf- 
ficient to prevent some from quitting in mid-sea- 
son, they are the more to be praised for what 
they have done. Ably led and coached, they 

De Gogorza 

The Saturday Club of Brunswick has done a 
great deal for the students in the past but never 
more so than in offering us the chance to hear 
Gogorza Thursday evening. Those who know, 
place him on the highest pedestal of male singers, 
and it is rare good fortune which gives us this 
opportunity to hear him so easily. The Saturday 
Club is working hard to make the concert a suc- 
cess and hopes sincerely for a large participation 
by the College. It is seldom that we get such 
opportunities and it is all the more desirable that 
we should appreciate them when they come. 
Every man owes it to himself to make a great 
effort to attend this recital. 



Conditions at Bowdoin have reached a very 
pitiable state when the fraternities refuse their 
support to one of the College's major sports. 
This condition now exists in regard to track. Not 
only has the squad itself been small, but the num- 
ber of assistant managers sent out to represent 
the different fraternities is so small that it is 
practically impossible to carry on the work neces- 
sary for a successful track team. For example, 
when the dual Colby-Bowdoin cross-country race 
was to be held, the corps of three assistant man- 
agers, proved almost unable to do the work, 
as was to be expected and Friday night, due to 
the large amount of work at the field and the 
gymnasium, it was necessary to start putting out 
the flags after dark. The work could not be fin- 
ished that night, and the few men working had 
to cut their classes and finish the work Saturday 

On the afternoon of the meet, it was necessary 
for the manager and assistant manager to compel 
some of their Freshmen to miss the game and go 
out on the course to check off the men at vari- 
ous points. This is but one of the many in- 
stances which have come up which makes doing 
the work for the track team the hard task of a 
few men. 

We now have a winning cross-country team, 



prospects are good for relay and spring track. It 
is the duty of the men of Bowdoin to support 
these teams. Conditions cannot go on as they 
are. There must be a change soon. You men 
are willing to sit in the grandstand and cheer a 
winning team and to crab a losing one, yet doing 
nothing toward making a winning team or to 
help a losing team to make good. The work of 
managing a track team properly cannot be done 
with the assistance now available. 

A few of the fraternities have shown their 
spirit by sending out assistants. The Psi U, Zeta 
Psi, Kappa Sig., and Phi Theta Upsilon have men 
out. The following fraternities have done 
nothing to help in managing a winning track 
team, content to let other fraternities do the 
work : 

Alpha Delta Phi, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Delta 
Upsilon, Beta Chi. 

The management has almost begged these 
houses to help, yet nothing has been done. Are 
these houses gomg to be quitters in support of one 
of our major sports or are they going to show 
true Bowdoin spirit and do their share? 
BowDOiN College Track Association. 


The significant feature of the current issue of 
the Quill is the verse. The writer of the quatrain, 

"To ," achieves a distinction in the second 

pair of lines that would deserve high praise, save 
for one blemish that appears to show his failure 
to appreciate the richness of his own "find." 
When a "mighty race" approaches its "eve," that 
"eve" cannot "crown," though it may "dim" or 
"doom" it. Make some such alteration and con- 
ceive the blank in the title filled in as thus : "To 
a Modern Medusa ;" then feel the shiver from 
the four lines : 

There is no beauty matches thine. 
No mortal form exceeds thy grace — 

The hush that seals the battle-line, 
The eve that (croivns) a mighty race. 

"A Threnody," too, attains high merit. The 
form, though intricate, is admirable ; and the 
component parts should be noted. This form 
and the unusual rhyme interlacement would war- 
rant exposition and comment — if readers cared 
for or needed such aid. Its only incompleteness 
is the failure to unite in rhyme lines i and 4. 
The reviewer is especially struck with the way in 
which the growing lassitude of mood is mirrored 
in the progressive shortening of lines, while the 
contradictory tendency of short lines to trip along 
briskly is skillfully overcome. For the sincerity 
of its mood-picture, its truthful utterance of the 
dumb mournfulness of many a soul that broods 

on the Great Disaster of our day, it needs no 
verbal praise. The heart responds. 

The prose of this issue of the Quill is facile, 
correct in form, smooth in phrase, but without 
distinction. The authors of "The Miracle" and 
"Slivers' " long ago gave us reason to expect 
even excellence of literary workmanship, and it 
is pleasant to find a new writer — the author of 
"An Indian Legend" — qualifying in this respect. 
But from these practised editors we have now 
the right to look for a new step forward. What 
is wanting seems to be freshness of insight and a 
penetrating sincerity of feeling. It is well 
enough to practise with one's tools ; but without 
these fundamentals no distinction in product, — so, 
at least, platitudinizes the reviewer. 

C. T. B. 


The Holy Cross game at rortiand next Satur- 
day should prove to be a close, hard-fought 
struggle. Bowdoin has had an unusually good 
season, and although Holy Cross has met some 
admittedly stronger opponents, she too has a good 
record. Early in the season, the Worcester col- 
lege fought out a hard game with Bates, winning 
by the narrow margin of 3-0. Bowdoin beat 
Bates 13-3 in the State series in a game where 
the White was clearly the master, but owing to 
the different periods of the season in which 
these games were played, no just conclusion can 
be drawn from their relative scores. Holy Cross 
has a team which has succeeded largely on ac- 
count of its steady team work, and no one player 
can be picked out as an individual star, as has 
been the case with most teams which Bowdoin 
has opposed. In Quigley, however. Holy Cross 
has a fast end whose work in the open plays has 
been one of the Purple's strong points this sea- 
son, and Foley, the Worcester team's half back 
and high scorer, is noted for his long runs down 
the field. The game at Orono last Saturday 
proved to be unfortunate for Bowdoin in the way 
of injuries, but if she can enter the next game 
with her lineup intact, Bowdoin should meet Holy 
Cross with at least an even chance to win. 


Nearly 300 were at Orono Saturday to see 
Bowdoin play the last of the State series, about 
twice the number which made the trip two years 
ago. The Friday night celebration made many 
of the doubtful ones change their minds at the 
last minute and the attendance at Saturday morn- 
ing classes was rather slender. Bowdoin had the 
last two coaches on the morning train, and many 



made the trip by automobile. Upon arrival in 
Bangor there was a parade up Exchange street, 
and the special cars for Orono left at 12.30. 

The gam'e was started before the Bowdoin pro- 
cession reached the field. Bowdoin had a section 
in the concrete bleachers near one end of the 
field,! and there was some mighty good cheering 
under Marston and Sampson. After the game, 
Bowdoin was refused the right to march out of 
the field with band or banner. The majority re- 
turned from Bangor on the train reaching here 
at midnight. On the way up cheers were given 
for Colby on the platform of the Waterville sta- 
tion, and on the way back the dying embers of 
the fire celebrating the winning of the State 
championship could be seen. 


The following are non-members of the A. S. B. 
C. and as such are not entitled to any of its 
privileges as set forth in its by-laws : 

1917. — Bingham, Davison, Fenning, Harrison, 
Hone, Leatherbarrow, Little, Nevin, Ramsdell,J. 
W. Tuttle, H. S. White. 

1918. — Buncamper, Kiegwin, F. O. W. King, 
W. H. Lane, Macdonald, O'Donnell, Palmer, 
Pierce, Roundtree, Sandford, E. S. C. Smith, M. 
J. Smith, Tang, B. A. Thomas, J. W. Thomas. 

1919. — Albert, Avery, Barton, Boratis, B. Ed- 
wards, Foss, Irving, McCulloch, McDonald, Mc- 
Pherson, Morrison, Noyes, Pearson, C. E. 
Thomas, R. S. Turner. 

1920. — C. E. Blake, Douglas, Draper, J. J. Sul- 
livan, Thebeau. 


The Lee Museum of Biology has recently re- 
ceived three gifts : J. A. Cone of Brunswick con- 
tributed a valuable collection of Hawaiian Island 
ferns ; the widow of the late John S. Towne of 
Brunswick a number of interesting shells and a 
group of mounted birds ; and Rev. H. W. Wink- 
ley of Danvers, Mass., who last year gave a col- 
lection of New England shells, has added to it. 
Dr. Copeland has provided suitable locations for 
the various gifts. 

Dr. Copeland has appointed Leiand C. Wyman 
'18 to be "Honorary Custodian" of the museum's 
collection of fossils and fishes. A man is given 
this title who works for one or two years while 
in College on a group of animals, — arranging, 
labeling and preserving his group. After grad- 
uation he returns to the museum once each year 
to examine his collection and report upon its 

At the present time there are five custodians: 
Alton Pope '10 has charge of the mammals, Philip 
H. Pope '14 of the amphibians and reptiles, 
Alfred C. Kinsey '16 of insects, Laurence Irving 
'16 of birds, and L. C. Wyman '18 of fossils and 


Only twice in the past has Bowdoin played 
Holy Cross, and each college has,a victory to its 
credit. In 1908, the two played in Portland and 
the game was a 12 to 5 victory for Holy Cross. 
The following year Bowdoin went to Worcester 
and defeated them on their home grounds 5 to 0. 
Since then there have been no football relations 
between the two colleges, and the game at Bay- 
side a week from Saturday will be watched with 
interest, for the two colleges have changed con- 
siderably in the past few years. 

The first time that the two came together was 
on Oct. 17, 1908, at the old Pine Tree Park in 
South Portland. In the first quarter Bowdoin 
scored a touchdown and everything looked like a 
victory for the Maine eleven. At the beginning 
of the second half, Bowdoin made a fatal change 
of tactics, and runs by Driscoll and Burke for 
50 yards each resulted in the two touchdowns 
which won the game. The individual star for 
Bowdoin was Frank A. Smith '12, later football 
captain, and at present captain of the Harvard 
Surgical Unit in France. 

In the following year, Bowdoin had one of the 
strongest teams in recent years. It defeated 
Tufts, Maine, Bates, and Exeter, and made a 
good showing against Harvard and Dartmouth. 
The Holy Cross game was played at Worcester 
on Oct. 29, 1909. The Orient of the following 
week characterized it as the roughest and most 
desperate game which the team had played. It 
was the first time that season that Holy Cross 
had been defeated on its grounds. Since then 
the two colleges have not competed. 


Carroll L. Beedy e.v-'o^ of Portland, County- 
Attorney elect, and ex-Governor William T. Cobb 
'/J, presented the Republican view of the cam- 
paign issues at a rally in the Union last Thurs- 
day evening under the auspices of the Republi- 
can Club. 

Mr. Beedy spent some time in discussing Pres- 
ident Wilson's recent speech at Shadow Lawn, in 
which he stated the Democratic arguments for 
his re-election. The County-Attorney saw in the 
entire speech but one plank on which Wilson can 



stand — the tariff. He claims that all others will 
not support him. Mr. Beedy then contrasted what 
he called Mr. Hughes's succinct statement of 
the Republican principles with the vague Shadow 
Lawn speech. In closing he quoted Owen Wis- 
ter's article on the marked difference in the per- 
sonality of the two men. 

Ex-Governor Cobb received an exceedingly 
hearty welcome when Professor Mitchell, who 
presided, introduced him as "one of Maine's great- 
est governors and one of Bowdoin's most loyal 
and efficient trustees." He told the audience "I 
am a Republican because I believe in the high 
protective tariff, sordid and well-worn issue that 
it is." The other points of difference between 
Republicans and Democrats have passed away, 
he believes. He showed that the country has 
enjoyed all its periods of great prosperity under 
Republican regime. The policy of his party has 
worked out in the welfare of the wage-earner, 
and therefore that is the proper policy at this 
time of approaching severe competition from 


It is proposed to amend Article III of the Con- 
stitution of the Athletic Council by adding the 
following words : 

"The Faculty Advisor on Athletics shall be a 
member of this body ex-officio." 

So that the whole article reads as follows : 
Article III. Membership 

This Body shall be comprised of twelve (12) 
members, as follows, viz. : 

Five (s) alumni; one of whom shall serve as 
chairman of this body; 

Two (2) members of the Faculty; 

Five (5) students; as provided in Article IV 
of the Constitution of the "Bowdoin College 
Athletic Association." 

The Faculty Advisor on Athletics shall be a 
member of this body ex-officio. 

The annual Freshman-Sophomore Debate will 
take place on Monday evening, December 
eighteenth, upon the question, "Resolved that the 
United States should adopt a system of universal 
military training." 

Trials for the team will be held on Friday 
afternoon, November 17th, in the Debating Room 
of the Library. Each contestant will be allowed 
to speak for five minutes upon any phase of 
either side of the question. Four men (three 
principals and an alternate) will be chosen from 
each class to constitute the respective teams. 

Freshmen and Sophomores intending to com- 
pete should hand in their names before Novem- 
ber 15th, to one of the members of the Committee 
of Debating Council on Interclass Debates, Lane 
'17, Crane '17, or Foulke '19. 


The following men have registered since the 
opening of College : 

Maurice Wescott Avery (1919), Bath; Law- 
rence Hill Cate, Weymouth, Mass. ; Paul Andrew 
Fitzgerald, Bath; John Reed Houghton, Bath; 
Don Theron Potter, Brunswick; Donald Clark 
Randall, Cutler. 


Joseph Lambert Cain, Medford, Mass. ; Thomas 
Henry Lannon, Stoneham, Mass. ; John Philip 
O'Donnell, Philadelphia, Penn. ; Huan Shang 
Tang, Hankow, China. 


The following publications, written by alumni, 
have been received at the Library : 

"Retrobular Neuritis with Central Scotonna 
from Toxic Action of Thyroidin," by Myles 
Standish '75. 

"Composition and Date of Acts" by Charles 
C. Torrey '84. Professor Torrey is professor of 
Semetic Languages at Yale. The book is pub- 
lished by the Harvard University Press. 

"Pellagra: The Value of the Dietary Treat- 
ment of the Disease," by Joseph R. Ridlon '03, 
Past Assistant Surgeon of the United States 
Public Health Service. 

"People's Banks," and "The Object of the 
Credit Union," both by Arthur H. Ham '08, and 
both published by the Russell Sage Foundation 
of New York City. 


The scores of the other teams on the Bowdoin 
schedule in their games last Saturday were : 
Colby 23, Bates 7. 
Amherst 14, Trinity o. 
Wesleyan o, Williams 7. 
Holy Cross 6, Rutgers 14. 
Tufts 28, Mass. Aggies 0. 


The annual initiation and banquet of the Phi 
Chi Medical Fraternity will be held at the Con- 
gress Square Hotel, Portland, Friday and Satur- 
day. Dr. W. E. Tobie, Professor of Surgery in 
the Bowdoin Medical School, will act as toast- 
master, and included in the list of speakers will 
be Drs. F. N. Whittier, H. H. Brock, W. B. 



Moulton and C. E. Fogg. 

The initiates, all from the class of 1920, are: 

Adolph Anderson of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Edward Leo Herlihy of Bangor, Me. 

Earl Stanley Hall of Springfield, Mass. 

Hendrie Walter Grant of Calais, Me. 

Ralph Bruce Thayer of Enfield, Mass. 

Isaac Mervyn Webber of Weeks Mills, Me. 

Winfield Emmons Wight of Milan, N. H. 

No definite date has yet been decided upon for 
the Alpha Kappa Kappa initiation. 

Bills payable 00 00 

Net revenue $551 35 

25% net revenue to Mgr 137 84 

Extra voted to Mgr 37 50 

Balance to P. F. Crane, Mgr 376 01 

Respectfully submitted, 

Herbert H. Foster, 
Manager Bowdoin Publishing Company 1915- 

Audited April 4th, 1916. 
WiLMOT B. Mitchell, 

Faculty Auditor. 


Brunswick, Maine, April 4, 1916. 


Orient sales and subscriptions $790 90 
Orient advertising 735 48 

$1,526 38 

Quill subscriptions $110 00 

Quill advertising 70 50 

$180 50 

Class of 1916 Ivy Day extra. . 20 00 

A. S. B. C 300 00 

Bowdoin College, Alumni ex- 
tra loi 50 

Surplus from previous man- 
ager 214 22 

$2,342 60 


Printing Orient . . $1,197 00 

Printing Quill . . . $370 00 

Postage 78 87 13 20 

Stationery and 
miscellan e o u s 
printing 30 00 7 35 

Cuts 17 40 

1916 Bugle 5 00 5 00 

Expenses of Man- 
ager and Assist- 
ants 10 40 

Expenses of Edit- 
ors 16 27 

Typewriter rent . . 20 00 

Board picture ... 6 00 

Supplies 5 46 

Ex-Mgr. Porritt, 
bal. sal. and ex- 
penses 9 30 

$1,395 70 $395 55 

TotalExpenditures $i,79i 25 

Surplus 5SI 35 

$2,342 60 


A schedule of debates has been arranged by 
Professor Davis for English 5. The first of 
these will be found of interest to the entire Bow- 
doin community and all students are welcome to 
attend. These debates will be held according to 
schedule in debating room at Hubbard Hall at 
7 p. M. on the following topics : 

Nov. 14: Should a coast artillery company be 
organized at Bowdoin. 

Affirmative, Crane '17. 

Negative, Gardner '19. 

Nov. 21 : Question relating to cooperative 
buying on part of fraternity stewards. 

Affirmative, C. E. Allen ' 1 7 and Keubler. 

Negative, Bowdoin 'r'] and Coburn '19. 

Nov. 28 : Question relating to curtailment of 
attendance at moving picture shows on part of 
Bowdoin students. 

Affirmative, Coombs '18 and Spear '18. 

Negative, Niven '17 and Young '18. 

mitt) tU JFacultp 

Dr. Whittier, Professor Bell, Dr. Lippincott 
and Mr. MacCormick witnessed the Bowdoin- 
Maine game at Orono last Saturday. 

Professor Nixon was in Worcester, Mass., last 
week, where he represented Bowdoin College at 
the Convention of New England College Presi- 
dents held at Clark College. 

Professor Nixon has been called away by the 
death of his father, and will probably be absent 
several days. 

2[)n ti)e Campus 

The Deutscher Verein meeting has been post- 
poned for a week or two. 

The midnight mails to Bath and Lewiston have 
been cancelled, and the mails to Bath may be cut 
down to two a day. 

J. A. Clark '05 was on the campus last week 
for a short time. He is in the employ of the New 


York Life Insurance Co. 

After the incident of last spring, the number 
of College hoboes to the games has fallen off, 
and there was no "special train" to the Maine 

In response to request from the schools in the 
Bowdoin Interscholastic Debating League, an ef- 
fort is being made to organize triangular instead 
of dual debates. 

The auditor of the University of Chicago was 
about the College Friday, in the interests of the 
General Education Board, investigating the 
methods of bookkeeping in educational institu- 

On Friday Coach Magee will speak at a rally, 
which is to be held in the Assembly Hall of the 
Portland High, to arouse the spirit and the en- 
thusiasm of the students for track sports. The 
Portland team will be entered in the Bowdoin 
and Maine Meets. 

Some of the fraternities are taking special 
steps to raise their scholarship by keeping the 
ranks of their members posted prominently. 

Roland H. Eaton e.v-'iy has been on an auto- 
mobile campaign for Hughes with about 70 
other Tufts men during the past month. 

Haskell '13 was on the campus last Saturday. 

The walls of the Infirmary are practically com- 
pleted and the floors will probably be tested this 
v.'eek, after which construction upon the roof and 
ill irior of the building will progress rapidly. 

vva.i.ings for the first year men were issued 

Plans are being made for a trip to Portland 
Saturday, and there will probably be a parade 
down Congress street before the game. 

The chorus has its first rehearsals this week. 
Professor Wass wishes to know the number of 
men as soon as possible in order that music may 
be secured. 

An interesting scheme has been devised in 
English III of having the best themes from week 
to week mimeographed and placed in the hands 
of the class. These are filed and represent a 
journal of the best work. Singularly, a remark- 
able proportion of these contributions, to date, 
have been in verse. 

Many are taking advantage of the excused 
cuts today to exercise the franchise at home. 
Some men have gone to Massachusetts, the Port- 
land boys have gone home in force, and many of 
the others in the adjacent counties are voting. 

The Orient^s special wire for election news 
will not be working this evening, but the news 
will be received down street. 

aiumni J13otes 

'00. — George L. Pratt of Farmington, who has 
been with the Second Maine Regiment, in Texas 
for the past four months and only recently re- 
turned with the troops to Augusta to be mustered 
out of service, was on the campus Saturday and 
attended the football game. 

'01. — Harold P. Vose has been transferrred 
from Indianapolis to the Milwaukee office of Carl 
M. Hansen's Workmen's Compensation Bureau. 

'11. — Rev. Willard H. Curtis has accepted the 
pastorate of the Congregational Church in 
Boothbay Harbor, Me. He is the youngest pastor 
to regularly occupy a pulpit in that town. For 
some time after his graduation from Bowdoin he 
was the assistant pastor in the Central Congre- 
gational Church of Jamaica Plain, Mass., and 
afterwards became pastor of a church in East 
Millinocket, Me. From there he went directly 
to Boothbay Harbor. 

'15. — A. B. Stetson who is with the American 
Express Company in New York, has recently 
been appointed chief clerk of the Foreign In- 
formation Bureau. 

joe: f-oi-ey 

will be at 

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NOV. 7 and 8 




Latest changes in Fox Trot, One Step, 
and Waltz Canter. 

Private instruction by appointment in- 
dividually or small classes. Evening 
class for young people opens at Court 
Room, Brunswick, Tuesday, Nov. 14th, 
7.30 to 10 o'clock. Address 26 Garden 
St., Bath. Phone 454-R. 


The Citizens Laundry 

Quali-fcy^ - Service 

Fred H. White 

Men's Tailor 

125 Maine St. Lewiston, Me. 



At the sign of the Street Railway 

147 Maine Street, : : : Brunswick, Maine 

Old Furniture, Old China, Pewter, Etc. 

Miss Stetson 

Men's Furnishings, Clothing, Hats and Caps 

Arrow Collars and Shirts 

Everything new and up-to-date 


Formerly the American Express Office 

Gives personal attention to orders for Antique 
Goods of any kind 


One hour at Bowling 
Time well spent 
An amusement innocent 
■ 4 Fine Alleys at 1 86 Maine St. 




B.B.B. Pipes, Cigarettes and Smoking Tobacco 


74 Maine Street 

of Brunswick, Maine 
Capital, $50,000. Surplus and Profits, $100,000 

Student Patronage Solicited 


We carry the largest assortment of Olives, 

Choice Chocolate Confections 

kinds east of Portland. 


87 Maine St. : : : : : : Tel. 136-137. 
Branch Store— 2 Oushing St. — Tel. 16. 

Coal of All Kinds 

In Large or Small Lots 

Otto Coke and Kindling Wood 



98 Maine Street : : : Brunswick, Maine. 
Lincoln Building 


15 Jordan Ave. : : Brunswick, Me. 


Wholesale and Retail 

Fruit and Confectionery of all kinds 

Cigars and Tobacco 
104 Maine Street : : : : : Tel. 154-M. 

Trucking, Hacking, Boarding and Liv- 
ery Stable 

Maine Street, Brunswick. Telephone. 




NO. 19 


The following Seniors have been selected to 
participate in the '68 Prize Speaking: 

Erik Achorn, Edwin Howard Blanchard, Clar- 
ence Henry Crosby, Francis William Jacob, 
David Alfonso Lane, Hal Saunders White. 

Trials for the Freshman-Sophomore debate 
wrill be held in the debating room at Hubbard 
Hall on Friday at 4.30, according to the schedule 
posted on the bulletin board. Contestants will 
please watch board and be prompt in their at- 


At a meeting of the Union Board held last 
Monday afternoon it was voted to hold a Thanks- 
giving Social in the Union on Thanksgiving after- 
noon for the men who are remaining in College 
during the vacation. This will take the place of 
social gathering of the past few years which has 
been held at some fraternity house. A very good 
time is planned and it is hoped that all who are 
to remain at College over Thanksgiving will, as 
far as possible, inform the committee. More de- 
tailed account of the plans will be published 
later. The committee in charge are : Professor 
Langley, Marston '17, and Cole '18. 


With a light and injured team, Bowdoin put up 
a great fight against Holy Cross at Bayside Park 
in Portland Saturday. Bowdoin scored a field 
goal and a touchdown in the first quarter, but 
Holy Cross rolled up ig points against these 10. 
Twice in the last quarter, Bowdoin touchdowns 
seemed in order, but the Worcester men held 
them ofT. With Captain Shumway out of the game 
entirely as a result of the Maine game, Chapman 
injured in the first minutes of play, and Peacock 
limping badly when he went into the game, Bow- 
doin lost the services of three of its stars. They 
managed to keep the ball most of the time and 
did some excellent line plunging. Holy Cross 
worked a triple pass successfully for good gains. 
The weather was good for football though a 
strong west wind afifected the punting. The at- 

tendance was good, the crowd being estimated at 
two thousand. 

Badly crippled, Bowdoin played a much 
stronger game than the score shows. 

On the whole, the White was a much more con- 
sistent ground-gainer than the Purple. Her col- 
lection of end runs and trick plays worked in 
good style, while Holy Cross, except for her mo- 
mentary drives, found it hard to break through 
the Bowdoin defense. The Bowdoin team made 
16 first downs as against nine for Holy Cross, and 
rushed the ball 230 yards to 200 for Holy Cross. 
Holy Cross received penalties amounting to 52 
yards and Bowdoin lost but five in that way. 

To Phillips, Bowdoin's 125 pound quarter back, 
goes the greatest praise for last Saturday's game. 
Playing in a backfield with such brilliant ground- 
gainers as Shumway and Peacock, the little quar- 
ter had not had an especially good opportunity 
to show his real offensive strength until last Sat- 
urday. Taking the ball in many of the plays 
where Captain Shumway has shone this season, 
Phillips made brilliant end runs and squirmed 
through holes in the line in remarkable fashion. 
Tackled by four or five men, he always came up 
on top until injured to such an extent in the third 
quarter that he had to be carried off the field. 
His end running was chiefly responsible for Bow- 
doin's only touchdown and nothing prettier could 
be asked for than his field goal in the first 

Drummond and Needelman also deserve much 
credit for the games they put up. Drummond 
caught a pretty forward pass for twenty yards, 
but most conspicuous on the defense, tack- 
ling many men for no gains or losses and recover- 
ing more than one fumble. Needelman was used 
at half-back position and quarter-back, and at 
both places handled himself well. Peacock, al- 
though suffering from a severely injured knee 
was sent in during the third period to bolster up 
the offense and as ever was one of Bowdoin's 
strongest cards in the attack. 

Holy Cross had a beautiful triple pass which 
they worked twice to perfection. Foley and Daly 
were consistent ground-gainers with brilliant end 
runs and Cummings played a strong game at end. 

As a whole, the Bowdoin team played excel- 
lently on the defense, except for the moments 



when Holy Cross made her big drives which 
turned defeat into victory for them. On the of- 
fense, Bowdoin did well but seemed to lack the 
final punch to push the ball over. Holy Cross 
was outrushed but seemed to hold at the critical 
points, and held Bcwdoin off from what might 
have been four touchdowns and victory for the 


Played a Great Game as Acting Captain 

against Holy Cross 


After kicking outside at the 30 yard line on the 
first attempt, Holy Cross kicked to the 15 yard 
line where the ball was rushed back 10 yards by 
Doherty. Doherty through right tackle made no 
gain. On the first play, Chapman was badly hurt 
and after the second play was forced to leave the 
field, D'rurrmond taking his place and Foster 
covering Drummond's end. Holy Cross was pen- 
alized five yards for offside. Sprague made 
three through the line. Bartlett ran 11 yards for 

a first down. Two short gains by Doherty and 
Sprague and a beautiful forward pass to Drum- 
niond brought the ball to the 33 yard line. After 
two unsuccessful rushes and an incomplete for- 
ward pass, Phillips dropped back and dropped a 
beautiful kick over the Holy Cross goal posts. 
Score : Bowdoin 3, Holy Cross o. 

Bradford kicked to Holy Cross and on the rush 
back Daly of Holy Cross fumbled and it was 
Bowdoin's ball on the Holy Cross 40 yard line. 
Drummond recovering. Needelman was sent in 
for Doherty. Consistent line bucking and end 
runs by Phillips gave Bowdoin a first down. 
After a few unsuccessful plays, a forward pass 
to Drummond was intercepted by Daly who 
brought it back to the 12 yard line. Consistent 
gaining and end runs brought the ball to Bow- 
doin's 14 yard line. A 15 yard penalty for hold- 
ing and a poor pass which went over the full- 
back's head finally gave the ball to Bowdoin on 
downs on the Ploly Cross 30 yard line. A few 
line smashes and a succession of beautiful end 
runs by Phillips gave Bowdoin her touchdown, 
Phillips carrying the ball over. Bartlett kicked 
the goal. Score : Bowdoin 10, Holy Cross o. 

Bradford kicked to Daly who rushed the ball 
back to the 31 yard line, where Holy Cross 
started rushing the ball steadily down the field 
to Bowdoin's 44 yard line when the period ended. 


After being tackled by Drummond for a nine 
yard loss, Fitzpatrick kicked to Bowdoin who let 
the ball go for a touchback and play was resumed 
on Bowdoin's 20 yard line. After making first 
down twice, Bowdoin was forced to punt. Holy 
Cross was unable to make much headway and 
punted to Needelman on the 45 yard line. After 
inaking first down, Bowdoin was held for dis- 
tance on the Holy Cross 28 yard line. A long 
end run by Foley on a recovered fumble brought 
the ball to Bowdoin's 40 yard line where a couple 
of pretty triple passes and a few end runs gave 
Holy Cross her first touchdown. The kick-out 
was dropped and Holy Cross lost her chance at 
goal from touchdown. Score: Bowdoin 10, Holy 
Cross 6. 

Fitzpatrick kicked to Bartlett who rushed 
back five yards and the half ended. 


Bradford kicked to Foley who ran back 20 
yards. Bradlee went in for Fitzpatrick. An end 
run by Foley and a dash through a broken field 
by Higgins gave Holy Cross her second touch- 
down of the game, within the first three minutes 
of play. The attempt at goal failed. Score: 
Bowdoin 10, Holy Cross 12. 



After receiving' the kick-off, Holy Cross could 
make no gain and was forced to punt from her 
40 yard line. The ball went over the Bowdoin 
line and was placed on her 20 yard line. Phillips 
was forced to punt. The kick was blocked ; rolled 
to the 33 yard line and was recovered by Holy 
Cross. All plays through the line were stopped, 
but Higgins made a 15 yard pass to Cummings 
who ran the remainder of the distance for the 
last Holy Cross touchdown. The attempt at goal 
was this time successful. Score: Bowdoin 10, 
Holy Cross 19. 

Bowdoin received the kick-off and immediately 
made two first downs. The Holy Cross line then 
held and Phillips kicked to Foley on the 25 yard 
line. Holy Cross was penalized 15 yards for 
holding and on the next play fumbled, Bradford 
recovering. Peacock sent in for Needelman. 
Bowdoin rushed the ball to the Holy Cross nine 
yard line, but was unable to push the ball over 
for a touchdown, failing by a foot only. Foley 
then made a long punt to Bowdoin's 20 yard line. 
Phillips was laid out and was replaced at quar- 
ter by Crockett. The period ended with the ball 
in Bowdoin's possession on her own 42 yard line. 


Needelman replaced Crockett at quarter. A 
succession of rushes by Needelman, Bartlett and 
Peacock, advanced the ball to Holy Cross's 18 
yard line, Bowdoin having started from her own 
20 yard mark. Again the Holy Cross line held 
and Bradford missed his try for a field goal. 
Holy Cross tried a few smashes at Bowdoin's line 
without success and in an attempted lateral pass, 
Drummond recovered the ball on the eight yard 
line. Merrill was sent in for Foster and Stew- 
art' replaced Rhoads. For the third time the 
Holy Cross team held and Bowdoin lost her last 
chance for a touchdown. After a few plays, Holy 
Cross punted to Needelman who rushed the ball 
back fifteen yards. A few more plays and the 
game was over. Score : Bowdoin 10, Holy 
Cross 19. 

The summary : 


Quigley, Connors, le . . re, Chapman, Drummond 

Conway, Povah, It rt. Turner 

Lynch, Ig rg, Oliver 

Kelley, Cook, Wallingford, c c, Small 

McCulloch, rg Ig, Rhoads, Stewart 

Zimmerman, rt It, Bradford 

Cummings, re . . . le, Drummond, Foster, Merrill 
Walsh, Higgins, qb 

qb, Phillips, Crockett, Needelman 

Daly, Foley, Daly, Ihb rhb, Sprague 

Fitzpatrick, Bradlee, Maloney, rhb 

Ihb, Doherty, Needelman, Peacock 

Mitchell, Foley, fb fb, Bartlett 

Score: Holy Cross 19, Bowdoin 10. Touch- 
downs, Foley, Cummings, Higgins, Phillips. Goal 
from field, Phillips. Goal from touchdowns, 
Cummings, Bartlett. Referee, McGrath. Um- 
pire, Burke. Field judge, McCarthy. Head lines- 
man, Hooper. Time, 15 minute quarters. 


The Maine Intercollegiate Cross-Country race 
was run over the five mile course at Lewiston 
Friday afternoon. Maine finished with four men 
among the first seven and won with 24 points. 
Bates was second with 46 points, Bowdoin next 
with 62, and Colby last with 90 points. 

The work of Herrick of Maine was the big 
surprise of the game. Lane of Bates was the 
second to cross the line. Though Bowdoin was 
deprived of the services of one of her best run- 
ners. Brown, through the one year rule, she did 
very creditable work, Cleaves '20 finishing in 
sixth place just 35 seconds after Herrick. Colby's 
first man was in the eleventh position. 

There were few sprinting finishes, the field 
being strung out, though seven men were within 
the first 45 seconds. Tooker of Colby, the last 
man to place, finished the five miles in 32 min. 
10 sec. 

How the men finished : 

Herrick, Maine, 28m, 15s; Lane, Bates, 28m 
25s; Dempsey, Maine, 28m 27s; Wunderlich, 
Maine, 28m 35s; Gregroy, Bates, 28m 45s; Noyes, 
Bowdoin, 28m, 52s; Preti, Maine, 28m S4s ; Jen- 
kins, Bates, 29m 22s ; Emery, Maine, 29m 25s; 
Cleaves, Bowdoin, 29m 35s; P. Thompson, Colby, 
30m los; Crane, Bowdoin, 30m, 24s; M. Thomp- 
son, Colby, 30m 27s; Fillmore, Bowdoin, 30m 41s; 
White, Bates, 30m 42s ; Turner, Bates, 30m 50s ; 
Libby, Maine, 31m 4s; King, Maine, 31m 17s; 
Everetts, Colby, 31m 24s; Mosher, Bowdoin, 31m 
27s; Larkum, Bates, 31m 28s; DeWolfe, Bates, 
31m 50s; Maddox, Colby, 32m; Tooker, Colby, 
32m los; O'Donnell, Bowdoin, 35m 37s; Smith, 
Bowdoin, 36m. 

The Friars had an initiation last Saturday 
night in Portland. The new members are Karl 
A. Woodman '18 and Stanwood L. Hanson '18. 
Besides all active members, two alumni were 
present, Dwight H. Sayward '16 and Edward 
R. Elwell '15. After the banquet at the Congress 
Square the members had a theatre party at 




Published eveev Toesday of the Collegiate year by 
The BOWDOIN Publishimg Company- 
IN THE Interests of the Students of 


Donald W. Philbkick, 1917, Editor-in-Chief 

Robert G. Albion, 191S, Managing Editor 

William S. Cormack, 1917, Alumni Editor 

Rolland C. Farnham, 1919, On The Campus 

The Other Colleges 

Clyde E. Stevens, 1919, 

Frank E. Noyes, 1917 
Whitney Coombs, 1918 
Franklin D. MacCormick, 1918 
Bela W. Norton, 1918 
Gerald S. Joyce, 1918 
Raymond L. Atwood, 1919 

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. 


Percy F. Crane, 1917, 
Gerald S. Joyce, 1918, 
A. Otis Moulton, 1918, 

Business Manager 
Assistant Manager 
Assistant Manager 

Vol. XLVl. 




No. 19 

Entered at Post Offic 

eat Bruns. 

■ick a: 

s Second-Clas 

IS Mail Matter 

What Is the Matter? 

There is matter for serious consideration in the 
communication from Mr. Jenks, printed in this 
issue. This is not the first intimation we have 
received that something- is the trouble with us, 
and it is not likely to be the last. Regarding the 
specific points mentioned in the letter, we are 
glad to say that Bowdoin was well represented 
at Orono, a week ago, though a special train was 
not secured, and that the Maine game tie reflected 
great credit on the plucky, up-hill fight of a light, 
inexperienced team. 

But that there is something behind all this, 
something seriously wrong, no fair-minded ob- 
server can deny. Ask the football men what they 
think of the twenty-odd quitters who came out 
for practice at the first of the season but have 

not now been seen in a football suit for weeks. 
Where are the second and third elevens to fill the 
vacancies caused by injuries and provide the 
material for next fall? That Coach Weather- 
head has been able to instil a fighting spirit into 
ten or twelve men reflects no credit on the four 
hundred odd who have sat back and let him do it 

Ask the track coach and management what 
they think of a student body that provides four 
Freshmen candidates for an important mana- 
gerial post and expects a scanty squad of faith- 
ful workers to win laurels for the rest of us to 
brag about. The athletic success of this Col- 
lege is based on participation by many, not on 
dependence on a few. 

Ask the impartial visitor to a Bowdoin game 
what he thinks of your cheering section. Let him 
compare your feeble attempts at singing or your 
half-hearted cheers with the whole-hearted par- 
ticipation of other colleges he has observed and 
then refrain from asking his opinion if you wish 
to retain any of your self-satisfaction. Blame 
whom you will, something is terribly wrong with 
a system that results no better than does ours at 

Ask the faculty members or alumni who have 
been urged to speak at rallies, told to stir up our 
spirit, what they think of a student body that can 
muster barely twelve per cent of its numbers for 
an hour before a crucial game in a close fight 
for the Maine state championship. If they con- 
clude that we prefer moving picture shows and 
Topsham dances to showing a little of the spirit 
of which we are so wont to boast, can we blame 
them? Can we blame alumni and outsiders alike 
for thinking that we have deteriorated from 
healthy young men into devotees of tea-drinking 
and the dance? Are they at fault for believing 
that we are fast decaying into soft, sissy-like 
weaklings and for longing to restore us to our- 

Such thoughts do not come easily to the habit- 
ual loafer and crab, nor do they look well in 
print. We regret the necessity of referring to 
these conditions, but we believe we are no longer 
justified in neglecting them. If we can succeed 
in pricking the bubble of self-esteem and idle 
contentment which looms so large among us easy- 
chair cynics, there may yet be hope for our Col- 
lege and ourselves. We do not feel that we are 
over-emphasizing things athletic when we speak 
thus; the attitude of mind which we are attack- 
ing is one which endangers us in every line of 
endeavor, in our studies, our sports, and our 
life-work. There must be some way out of a 
situation so utterly repugnant to old Bowdoin 



men ; for your own sakes, find it and follow it 
and awaken from the apathy which is threaten- 
ing to overwhehn you with its depths of stag- 
nation and uselessness. 


To the Editor of the Orient. 
Dear Sir: — 

It is with considerable interest that I read your 
paper each week and from it learn how things 
are at Bowdoin. 

• In your issue of Oct. 24th you made reference 
to the student body being told of "The great 
Bowdoin victories and spirit of the old days." 
In your next issue of October 31st you gave an 
article headed "Special train doubtful" and an- 
other reads, "Six fraternities have already de- 
cided upon Thanksgiving dances." 

Don't you think it would gladden an old 
"grad's" heart to read Special Train for Orono 
Decided Upon and Six Fraternity Dances Doubt- 

To an outsider it looks this year as if the stu- 
dent body were going to set back and feed their 
teams dope on the College spirit that used to be 
and pass up the opportunity of developing a new 
and better College spirit. 

From your previous issues I gathered that 
Maine looked like an easy victory and this morn- 
,ng when I got my paper imagine my surprise to 
find the score a tie. 

I haven't a doubt but every man who played on 
the team, played for every ounce there was in 
him, but unless the student body do their part 
behind their teams, victories are bound to be few 
and far between. 

Get busy fellows and instead of handing out 
talk about what the old College spirit used to be, 
make, some of your own and let the teams which 
represent you live on what is, and not what used 
to be. 

Yours respectfully, 

Chas. F. Jenks '06. 

Ives brought to the deliberation of the Council 
not only the loyal and affectionate interest of a 
.devoted son of the College but the mature judg- 
ment of a man well trained in affairs. Elected to 
the Council, as one of its original members, he 
worked unselfishly and strongly for the highest 
interests of the College. For example, to him 
was largely due the effective organization of the 
Bowdoin Student Loan Association recently 
started : he wrote its by-laws, organized the cor- 
poration and saw with satisfaction the beginning 
of an agency that will help many worthy boys to 
secure a college education. Himself an athlete 
of skill, an old football and tennis varsity man, 
he took a lively interest in the athletics of the 
College and in clean sportsmanship. Of his per- 
sonal qualities, the charm of his manner, the sin- 
cerity and integrity of his character, this is not 
the place for extended words. The Council can 
not however refrain from stating that to all of 
us he seemed to embody the best traditions of the 
American college graduate. He gave of his tal- 
ents freely, not only to his college but to the com- 
munity, at the same time devoting himself abso- 
lutely to his profession. But more important 
than the services which he rendered or the dis- 
tinction which he attained is the life that he lived, 
exemplified as it was by independence of thought, 
by maturity of judgment, by hard work and above 
all, by unswerving loyalty to friends and ideals. 


The Alumni Council of Bowdoin College, meet- 
ing in Portland under the shadow cast by the 
sudden death of one of its most honored mem- 
bers, desires to place on record an expression of 
the loss which it has sustained, although it comes 
in such a personal way to all that the usual 
formal resolutions seem more than ever inade- 
quate. A graduate of the College class of 1898, 
and of the Harvard Law School, a lawyer fast 
rising to eminence in his own city, Howard R. 


The regular fall meeting of the Alumni Coun- 
cil was held last Saturday, Nov. 11 at the Cum- 
berland Club, Portland, with the following mem- 
bers present : Messrs. Dana, Robinson, Snow, 
Spear, Andrews, Roberts, Wheeler, Mitchell, 
Sills and Chapman. Mr. Phillip Dana was re- 
elected president for the ensuing year, and Mr. 
George P. Hyde was chosen secretary. 

The committee on the Alumni Loan Fund re- 
ported that the association had been incorporated 
and was beginning to work. Mr. Snow presented 
a plan for the "week-end Commencement." The 
Council was of the opinion that the plan was 
worthy of consideration, so the committee was 
continued and urged to ascertain the sentiment of 
the alumni with regard to the plan. 

According to this plan Class Day would come 
on Friday. General meetings now scheduled for 
Wednesday, the President's Reception, and the 
Dramatic Club performance would be on Satur- 
day, and on Sunday would be held the Bacca- 
laureate sermon, and an opportunity for informal 
reunions. Commencement Day would come on 



The Council also took up the plan of proper 
methods of publicity and was of the opinion that 
the College was very much behind in the matter 
of getting newspaper reports before the public. 
Mr. Roberts of New York presented a plan for 
a press bureau with its central office in Bruns- 
wick, which would work in cooperation with the 
student and graduate reporters and the represen- 
tatives of the various Alumni Associations. As 
time for discussion was limited Mr. Roberts was 
asked to make the plan definite and present it at 
the next meeting of the Council. 

The Council voted to have brief bulletins pre- 
pared for meetings of the Alumni Associations 
so that at various dinners the alumni could be in- 
formed of its activity. The next meeting will 
be held in Boston in February, probably at the 
time of the Boston dinner. 

The meeting of the Council was saddened by 
the death the day before of one of its members, 
Howard R. Ives, 'g8. 


Dr. Frederick A. Cleveland, director of the 
Bureau of Municipal Research, New York City, 
will speak in the Bowdoin Union next Monday 
evening at 8 p. m., on "Efficiency in Municipal 
Business." Dr. Cleveland is widely known as an 
author of a number of valuable works on mu- 
nicipal government and as an expert advisor to 
municipal officers. He received a Ph.D. from the 
University of Pennsylvania in' 1900. He has 
been the director of the Bureau of Municipal 
Research, New York City, since 1907 and was 
chairman of President Taft's "Committee on 
Economy and Efficiency" in 191 1. Among the 
more noteworthy books written by Dr. Cleveland 
are "Municipal Administration and Accounting;" 
"Railroad Promoting and Capitalization," and 
"Organized Democracy." 

The opportunity of hearing Dr. Cleveland at 
Bowdoin is made possible through the kindness 
of an anonymous alumnus, who is especially in- 
terested in good government. 


On Thursday evening at eight o'clock the Col- 
lege will have the opportunity of hearing an ad- 
dress by George A. Plimpton, head of the well 
known publishing concern, Ginn & Company, on 
the subject Education From the Time of Shake- 
speare. Mr. Plimpton is well known not only as 
a business man, but as an educator as well and 
his interest in educational institutions is exten- 
sive. He has presented this address to the stu- 
dents of many of the leading colleges of the 

country such as Amherst, his own college, Vassar 
and Columbia. 

Mr. Plimpton is a book collector of note and 
has a large library of old, rare books. He will 
bring 35 of these to Brunswick for inspection by 
the audience. They are supposed to be books 
which Shakespeare had access to in his day. 

The address is held under the auspices of the 
Saturday Club and although the regular admis- 
sion is fifty cents, students may attend free. 


The constitution of the Athletic Council re- 
quires that a proposed amendment to the Consti- 
tution appear in two issues of the Orient. Once 
more : 

It is proposed to amend Article III of the Con- 
stitution of the Athletic Council by adding the 
following words : 

"The Faculty Advisor on Athletics shall be a 
member of this body ex-officio." 

So that the whole article reads as follows : 
Article III. Membership 

This Body shall be comprised of twelve (12) 
members, as follows, viz. : 

Five (5) alumni; one of whom shall serve as 
chairman of this body ; 

Two (2) members of the Faculty; 

Five (5) students; as provided in Article TV 
of the Constitution of the "Bowdoin College 
Athletic Association." 

The Faculty Advisor on Athletics shall be a 
member of this body ex-officio. 


Bowdoin's last, and in many ways her hardest 
game, comes next Saturday when the team meets 
Tufts at Medford. The Tufts team has made a 
remarkable record this past season, one that is 
envied by many of the larger colleges. The Med- 
ford team first attracted attention at the begin- 
ning of the season, when it sent Harvard down 
to defeat to the tune of 7-3, clearly outplaying 
and outguessing the Cambridge eleven. Since 
then. Tufts has met many other strong teams and 
has defeated them all with the exceptions of 
Princeton and Springfield Y. M. C. A. College. 
Princeton defeated Tufts 3-0, by a field goal in 
an evenly-played contest which certainly shows 
no weakness in Tufts. The Springfield Y. M. C. 
A. College defeated Tufts last Saturday by the 
score of 13-6. 

Wescott is probably the Tufts individual star, 
for in every game so far, he has made a run of 
over forty yards and has scored most of Tufts' 
touchdowns. Hopkins is an invaluable quarter- 



back who is a chief factor in Tufts' trick plays. 
The Medford college is acknowledged to be a 
past master at the open play and her series of 
shifts, double passes and lateral passes have be- 
wildered every opponent this season. 

Bowdoin will enter the game minus the serv- 
ices of Captain Shumway, as in the Holy Cross 
game, but it is thought that Chapman, Peacock 
and Phillips will be in good enough condition to 
stand the game. If so, Bowdoin should make a 
strong showing. The team has a collection of 
trick plays which have been successful this sea- 
son, and while undeniably weaker than Tufts, it 
would not be at all surprising to see a close, 
hard-fought game. Bowdoin proved in the Colby 
game to be strong defenders under her own goal 
posts and if she can solve the Medford college's 
method of attack, the game should be interesting 
from start to finish. 


Bowdoin has played 18 gam^s with Tufts and 
out of this number she has won six to Tufts' 12. 
There has never been a tie between these two 
teams and in all Tufts has 290 points to Bow- 
doin's 112 points. 

























































































The materials for the construction of the new 
Bowdoin Infirmary are arriving on schedule time 
and the contractors, F. A. Rumery & Company, 
of Portland, are rapidly pushing the work. This 
firm also built the Deke House, and the homes of 
Prof. Files and Mr. Baxter. It is using local 
gravel on this job, which is considered to be of 
the very best quality for such concrete work as 

that in the Infirmary. Local masons are doing 
the brick and concrete work; in fact, the present 
boss mason also had charge of the masonry of 
the new Gymnasium. 

The Infirmary is to be throughout an abso- 
lutely fireproof building, three stories high, with 
a tar and gravel roof. The original plan of 
building the Infirmary two and a half stories in 
height was abandoned in order to give more room 
and an appearance uniform with the Gymnasium. 

Dr. Whittier has kept, during the past few 
years, a record of all men in school who have 
been sick enough to need a doctor's attention. 
He has found that during no one year has there 
been more than twelve fellows ill. The new build- 
ing will have six wards of two beds each, thus 
providing for twelve men at one time. On the 
south side is a solarium for the use of convales- 
cents. The walls are now nearly up and the 
roof should go on shortly. The contractors ex- 
pect to begin plastering the first of February. 


SEASON 1915-1916 


Tax, 1st semester (347 men) $2,593 00 

Tax, 2nd semester (including par- 
tial payments) 2,000 10 

Balance from 1914-1915 10 03 

Total $4,803 13 


Athletic Council for 

Football $1,400 00 

Baseball 1,100 00 

Track 1,225 0° 

Tennis 175 00 

Fencing 15 00 

Bowdoin Publishing Co 300 00 

Christian Association 187 50 

Debating Council 185 00 

Band 185 00 

Student Council 25 00 

Balance on deposit (First National 

Bank) 5 63 

Total $4,803 13 

Respectfully submitted 

Manton Copeland, 

Date — Sept. 7, 1916. ' 

I have examined the accounts of the Treasurer 
of the A. S. B. C. and find them accurately kept. 
The above is a correct statement. 

A. H. MacCormick, 





Maine 299 

Massachusetts 74 

New Hampshire 10 

New York 10 

Connecticut 8 

Rhode Island 6 

New Jersey 3 

District of Columbia 4 

Pennsylvania 3 

Indiana 2 

Washington 2 

Wisconsin 2 











Dutch West Indies 

Total 434 

Percentage from Maine 68.9 

Percentage from outside Maine 31. 1 

States represented 18 

It is interesting to compare these figures with 
those of the last few years which follow : 

No. Per Per cent 
from cent from 

No. from outside 








I 904- I 90s 










I 906- I 907 





























































As a result of a suggestion made at the annual 
meeting of the Alpha Chapter of Maine of Phi 
Beta Kappa here last June to the effect that it 
would be desirable to hold a get-together of all 

members of the fraternity residing in Maine, the 
chapter has just completed plans for a dinner to 
be held on the evening of Dec. 5, the birthday of 
the fraternity. 

The committee is desirous of having all mem- 
bers of any chapter of the fraternity present at 
the dinner, and as many of the members from 
out of the state are not known, the committee 
would consider it a favor if they would send in 
their names and addresses to the president of the 
Alpha Chapter, F. H. Gerrish, LL.D., 675 Con- 
gress St., Portland. The members of the Beta 
chapter at Colby will also be present at the 


Although it has not been definitely decided, it 
is very probable that Bowdoin will accept the in- 
vitation to participate in the inter-collegiate cross- 
country race at Hanover this fall. The interest 
in the race has been heightened by the offering of 
individual cups to the first five men to finish and 
also cups to the first three teams. Record times 
are predicted in this race. O'Connell of Har- 
vard, the former Exeter star, and Gorton of 
Dartmouth, holder of the interscholastic record 
of 1.56 for the half mile should prove danger- 
ous men. Bowdoin however this season has one 
of the fastest teams in years and judging from 
recent time trials, should be a close contender for 
the laurels. 


During the past few weeks the Library has 
procured some volumes which are especially de- 
serving of space on the shelves. There is a vol- 
ume recently published entitled : "Advance of the 
English Novel" by William Lyon Phelps, Pro- 
fessor of English Literature at Yale University. 
The book is especially interesting and more so, 
in that Professor Phelps will be with us on De- 
cember first and eighth respectively, to deliver 
the Annie Talbot Cole Lectures. 

There are several timely and excellent books 
of especial interest to College men, dealing with 
the presidency, the president, political parties, 
conditions and questions and gives us "Wil- 
son in the Issue," by ex-President Taft, "The 
Presidency" and "Our Chief Magistrate" by 
Henry Ford. 

Besides the foregoing, there are many works 
on the world war, its conditions, aspects and 
meaning. Roosevelt writes a most instructive 
book on, "America and the World War." Ian 
Hay's "The First Hundred Thousand." Hugh 
Walpole's historical novel of the war, called,. 



"The Dark Forest," portrays with vividness and 
instructs one intelligently concerning the hap- 
penings of the titanic struggle. Baldwin pre- 
sents, "American Neutrality." Then there are 14 
volumes, written in French, concerning the war. 

In addition to these there is a timely book by 
Franck entitled." "Tramping Through Mexico." 
It gives us glimpses of the country and brings 
nearer to the heart of each American the obsta- 
cles which Pershing's expeditionary force is 

Rankin gives us a new book entitled : "Personal 
Recollections of Abraham Lincoln." 

A book of especial educational value is Kituff's 
"The Private Secretary." 

ery for Joseph Urban of the celebrated New 
York "Follies." 


Emilio de Gogorza, the world-famous baritone, 
gave a long-to-be-remembered concert at the 
Brunswick Town Hall last Thursday evening, 
under the auspices of the Saturday Club. The 
singer was in fine voice and rendered 15 num- 
bers: La Partida, Diane Impitoyable "Iphigenie 
en Aulide," On the Seashore of Endless Worlds, 
The Pipes of Pan, Par le Sentier, The Moon 
Drops Low, Invictus, and an encore number 
"Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes," being 
among the happy selections of his program. Miss 
Helen Winslow accompanied the artist. 

De Gogorza is under the management of the 
Wolfsohn Musical Bureau of New York, wh-) 
arranged with the Saturday Club for his appear 
ance here. He and his wife, Emma Fames, have 
their home in Bath, which fact made his coming 
of even more interest to local people. 

A number of Bowdoin men acted as ushers, and 
both faculty and student body were well rep- 


The rehearsals for "Pierre Patelin" and "In- 
dian Summer" are being pushed vigorously. 
Mrs. Arthur Browne is conducting, on the aver- 
age, three rehearsals a week for each play. The 
opening date coming so soon, together with 
Thanksgiving week intervening, gives a very 
short time for a thorough preparation. Things 
are well under way however and the costumes 
and scenery are being looked after as well as the 
drilling of the cast. 

The costumes, which are rich and fanciful, are 
being made by George P. Raymond, Boston, 
Mass. These costumes aid greatly in giving the 
proper tone and color touch to the play. 

The scenery is being constructed by Brunton 
of the Brunton Studio Co., who builds the scen- 


The Phi Chi Medical Fraternity held their an- 
nual initiation and banquet last week at Portland. 
The first degree was given on Friday night and 
the second degree and banquet followed respec- 
tively on Friday night at the Congress Square 

Dr. W. E. Toby of Portland was toastmaster, 
and the following is the list of speakers : 

Dr. F. N. Whittier. 

Dr. H. D. MacNichol of Bangor, Me. 

William D. Anderson '17, Portland. 

A. G. Ireland '18, Cambridge. 

Daniel Mannix '19, Portland. 

Adolph Anderson 20, Brooklyn, N. Y. 


Adolph Anderson of Brooklyn, N. Y., and Earl 
S. Hall of Springfield, Mass., have been engaged 
to instruct the gymnasium classes for the coming 

Anderson is a graduate of Springfield Y. M. C. 
A. College in the class of 1916. While in col- 
lege he established quite a reputation as a gym- 
nast, besides being connected with varsity foot- 

Hall, since leaving Springfield Y. M. C. A. Col- 
lege, has been for three years assistant gymna- 
sium instructor and football coach at Wesleyan. 
When in college Hall played center on the varsity 

Y. M. C. A. NOTES 

There will be a meeting of the Y. M. C. A. 
Cabinet this evening at the Beta House. 

The Christian Association is in need of a few 
more good men to teach night school. This is 
worthy of consideration. Any who will volun- 
teer, notify Professor Langley as soon as pos- 

At the night school recently Professor Hormell 
spoke on "The Proceedings of Naturalization" 
and gave a description of the Maine ballot. 

A collection of clothing will be taken up for 
the French Wounded Relief the latter part of 
next week. 


It was voted to grant the use of the Union to 
the Alpha Delta Phi Fraternity for their Christ- 
mas dance December 21. 

During the Thanksgiving vacation various re- 
pairs are to be made on the floor of the Union. 



The collection of records for the victrola at 
the Union has been added to recently by the do- 
nation of three records by Cutler '20. The Union 
Board desire to express their thanks for the do- 

It is proposed to have a series of musical 
nights under the direction of the Union by the 
Musical Clubs. 

a)n tt)c Campus 

About 40 students went home to vote Tuesday. 

The Biology Club last night held their first 
meeting this fall. 

Many made the trip to the Bowdoin-Holy Cross 
game in Portland Saturday by auto. 

The cover of the latest Maine Library Bulle- 
tin has a portrait of Mr. Wilder on it. 

A sonorous tin horn prematurely announced 
the election of Mr. Hughes at midnight Tuesday. 

Mooers '18 has been selected as reader for the 
Musical Clubs and McGorrill will be instrumental 

Members of the Alumni Council attended the 
Holy Cross game in a body after their session 

At the first review of classes last week 15 
major and 42 minor warnings were issued to the 

D. F. Snow '01, was on the campus Saturday. 

Phillip Dana '96 was in town Thursday for the 
De Gogorza concert. 

Mr. Wilder will attend a meeting of the New 
England Club of Library Commission Workers 
at Augusta this Thursday. 

Assignments to the Orient reporters will be 
given out Monday evenings from 6 :30 to 7 here- 
after instead of Tuesday evenings. 

Professor Cram read a paper before the Town 
and College Club Friday evening at a meeting at 
the home of the Rev. Chauncey Goodrich. 

On the all-Maine teams picked so far, Chap- 
man and Shumway seem to be a pretty unanimous 
choice, with Phillips, Peacock and Small also 

A recent visitor on the campus was Kieth N. 
Pearson, formerly of 191 1. He is at present lo- 
cated in Brooklyn, N. Y., with the Morse Dry 
Dock & Repair Co., 55th and 57th Streets. 

After the concert Thursday evening, Mr. De 
Gogorza and his wife, Madame Emma Fames 
de Gogorza, met many of the members of the 
faculty at a reception at the home of Miss Anna 

Carroll L. Milliken '20 of North Saco, a mem- 

ber of the Bowdoin Club, has left College on ac- 
count of the illness of his father. 

Fay t'.v-i9 was on the campus Sunday, having 
just returned from the border. He expects to 
register after Thanksgiving. 

The newsboys outside chapel did a rushing 
business while the election results were in doubt. 
Their average sales are less than 40 a morning, 
but last week they were on hand with a cart and 
sold over a hundred each morning. 

The Thanksgiving dances will come as follows : 
Theta Delta Chi on Friday, Nov. 24, and on 
Tuesday, Nov. 28, Zeta Psi, Delta Upsilon, Beta 
Theta Pi, and a joint dance of Psi Upsilon and 
Delta Kappa Epsilon at the Psi U. house. 

The College Catalogue will be ready for dis- 
tribution about Thanksgiving time. The list of 
students has been placed in the library in order 
that any necessary corrections may be made. 

The College was fortunate in getting prompt 
and accurate election news service by wireless 
last week. The bulletins came every hour and 
described all developments in the political situa- 
tion. Little '17 and Burleigh '19 operated the 

The Bowdoin chorus will have its first re- 
hearsal and enrollment Thursday evening at 
seven in Memorial Hall. About 50 names of 
those desirous of membership in the chorus have 
already been handed to Professor Wass. The 
new music has arrived and the work is planned 
to be instructive and enjoyable. 

Says the Tufts Weekly, "Dr. Neal has suc- 
ceeded in raising three giant redwood trees. 
They have already attained the height of an inch, 

having been planted about two months ago 

No doubt they will witness a Bowdoin football 
victory over Tufts if they are granted an excep- 
tionally long life." Tufts had a championship 
baseball team last spring, too. 


Jennie: s. i-ia.i=9\/e:v' 


Latest changes in Fox Trot, One Step, 
and Waltz Canter. 

Private instruction by appointment in- 
dividually or small classes. Evening 
class for young people opens at Court 
Room, Brunswick, Tuesday, Nov. 1 4th, 
7.30 to 10 o'clock. Address 26 Garden 
St., Bath. Phone 454-R. 




NO. 20 

Manager Franklin D. MacCormick made a 
trip to Litchfield over the week-end, and return- 
ed with a contract for Ben Houser to coach base- 
ball again next Spring. Houser produced a 
championship team at Colby in 1915, did great 
work here last Spring, and has been successful at 
Skowhegan with the team there. 

A recent graduate of the College last week 
sent a check for two thousand dollars for the 
general scholarship fund. He stated that during 
his College course he had received in scholarships 
and prizes, two thousand dollars above his tuition, 
and feeling this a debt of honor to the College, 
he returned the money. 


There was plenty of competition for the class 
debating teams in the trials last Friday night. 
The Freshman candidates were more numerous 
than usual, and there were fully a dozen Sopho- 
mores. The results of the trials are : 

Sophomores : Coburn, Foulke, Paul, and 
Greene, alternate. 

Freshmen : Badger, Congreve, Taylor, and 
Skillings, alternate. 


The lecture on ''Efficiency in Municipal Bus- 
iness," which was to have been given last evening 
by Dr. Frederick A. Cleveland, director of the 
Bureau of Municipal Research, New York City, 
is postponed until further notice, owing to the 
illness of the speaker. 


From the 30 men out for the Mandolin Club, 
the following 16 have been picked: 

First Mandolins: Haskell '18, Warren '18, 
Farrar '19. 

Second Mandolins: Moulton '18, MacOuillan 
'18, Claff '18, Freese '18. 

Mandolas: Moore '20, Tillson '20. 

Mando-Cello: Sutcliffe '17, Stetson '18, 
Richan '20. 

Flute: Sturgis '19. 

Violin: Philbrick '18, McGorrill '19. 

Drums: E. W. Holbrook '19. 


The program for the Thanksgiving Social to 
be held in the Union on Thanksgiving afternoon 
for all men who are remaining in College during 
vacation has not yet been completed. It is now 
planned, however, to provide free pool, informal 
dancing and refreshments. The wives of the fac- 
ulty will act as patronesses. 


Tufts scored four touchdowns against Bow- 
doin Saturday, but the crippled team from 
Brunswick fought well and ivere able to break 
up the heavy line of the Brown and Blue fre- 
quently, breaking up many of the plays. The 
casualty list was not as heavy as in the game of 
a week previous, and the men who were consid- 
ered out of the game for the season fought well. 
An excellent end was discovered in Holbrook 
who played his first varsity game, and McNaugh- 
ton, at center for the first time, was the strong- 
hold of the line. 

Tufts did not rely upon the open game which 
it has played against the larger college teams this 
year, but found that the heavy back field, with 
Doane conspicuous, was able to make as consis- 
tent gains as could be expected through the line. 
In fact, the passing game did not work very well 
and time and again forward passes were broken 
up for losses in plays in which Holbrook and 
Phillips figured. 

Bowdoin played chiefly a line plunging game 
and surprised the Tufts outfit by ripping effective 
holes through the line. In the first period Bow- 
doin rushed the ball to the five yard line in the 
first few minutes of play, sweeping the heavy 
Tufts men off their feet. A touchdown was pre- 
vented by an incomplete forward pass which went 
over the line, giving Tufts the ball on the 20 yard 
line. In the third period Bowdoin started on the 
run again when Peacock broke through the Tufts 
line, cleared the secondary defense, and was well 
on his way for a touchdown when he was downed 
by the only man between him and a clear field. 
He netted 30 yards on the run. Immediately 



afterward, Peacock took the ball again and made 
20 yards more, but by this time the team was so 
worn out that it lacked the force to put the ball 

Bowdoin entered the field with a crippled team, 
almost every man suffering from some injury sus- 
tained in the hard games with Maine and Holy 
Cross the weeks previous. Small, who has held 
down the center position so well since Stone was 
injured, was unable to play, and McNaughton, 
who took his place, put up probably the most bril- 
liant game of any man on the team. His ag- 
gressive defensive work smothered many a Tufts 
play almost before it started. Chapman was 
obliged to sit on the bench most of the game be- 
cause of his injured side, and only came in for a 
few seconds near the end of the game. Campbell 
was in the line again for the first time since the 
Wesleyan game and played a strong game. 

Next to the good work of McNaughton, the 
fast defensive work of Hol'brook, who made his 
debut in varsity football, was conspicuous. Hol- 
brook played the entire game at left end and 
broke up many plays, particularly forward passes. 
Phillips played his usual good game at quarter, 
and intercepted several forward passes. Pea- 
cock figured with his long runs through the 
Tufts line. Bartlett played a strong defensive 
game. For Tufts, Doane, Keefe, Brown and 
Mitchell played well. 


Bowdoin kicked off to Tufts and after some 
playing got the fall on a fumble. With a series 
of rushes, in which Bowdoin ripped great holes 
in the Tufts line, the White landed the ball on the 
five yard line. Tufts held strongly and on the 
fourth down Phillips threw an incomplete for- 
ward to T)rummond over the line and the ball 
went to Tufts on the 20 yard line. Tufts then 
made two first downs, and punted to Bowdoin's 
40 yard line. Bowdoin failed to gain and punted. 
Tufts then made a spurt and rushed down the 
field for a touchdown, Drummey carrying the 
ball over. An attempt to kick the goal failed. 
Bowdoin then kicked oft" to Tufts. Wescott 
punted the ball to the middle of the field, and 
after a couple of rushes by Bowdoin, Wescott 
intercepted a forward pass. The quarter ended 
with the ball in possession of Tufts on its own 
40 yard line. The quarter was fairly even with 
Bowdoin holding well. Score : Tufts 6, Bow- 
doin o. 


The second period was more distinctly Bow- 
doin's period, if at any time Bowdoin may be said 
to have had the run on the Massachusetts team. 

On the first play Tufts was penalized 15 yards 
for holding in a play in which Phillips intercepted 
a long forward pass. Bowdoin punted, and then 
Wescott punted to the Bowdoin 20 yard line. 
Another exchange of punts and rushing brought 
the ball to Tufts' 15 yard line. Tufts then got 
off a short forward pass to Olson and Wescott 
punted again to Bowdoin's 30 yard line. At the 
close of the period Bowdoin had the ball on its 
own 35 yard line. Score : Tufts 6, Bowdoin o. 


Bowdoin kicked off and the ball was run back 
15 yards. Tufts then began some open play. The 
first forward failed when Holbrook broke 
through and nailed the man for a loss. Wescott 
fell back for another forward which went straight 
into the hands of Keefe, who ran through for a 
touchdown. The kick failed. Bowdoin then 
kicked off and the ball went back and forth on 
the field for several plays. A forward pass to 
Olson gained 20 yards, but another was broken 
up for a loss. Wescott then had to punt and the 
ball went over the Bowdoin line. The ball re- 
mained in Bowdoin territory the remainder of 
the period. In general it was in this period that 
Bowdoin began to weaken and found it im- 
possible to break up the heavy onrushes. Score: 
Tufts 12, Bowdoin o. 


In this period Bowdoin was worn out and Tufts 
with the addition of the fast Doane, played with 
all the more speed and spirit. They found no 
great difficulty in reaching the Bowdoin one 
yard line, but lost the ball on an incomplete for- 
ward pass. Bowdoin punted to its 40 yard line, 
but Doane in a number of powerful rushes, car- 
ried the ball to the 12 yard line and Jeffrey took 
it over for a touchdown. The goal failed. Tufts 
kicked off and a poor pass lost the ball for Bow- 
doin. Doane then took the ball over for a touch- 
down on one rush, and Morrison kicked the goal. 
This ended the scoring. 

The summary : 


Joachim, Lincoln, le 

re, Drummond, Foster, Chapman 

Brown. It rt, Oliver 

Powers, Abbott, Stump, Morrison, Ig 

rg, Campbell, Stewart 

Pryor, Watson, c c, McNaughton. Kern 

Algar, H. Brown, rg Ig, Rhoads 

Haggerty, Beacham, rt It, Bradford 

Olson, Sanford, re le, Holbrook 

Drummey, Pratt, qb . . . qb, Phillips, Needelman 

Mitchell, Tyler, Swanson, Ihb rhb. Turner 

Wescott, Jeffrey, rhb .... Ihb, Peacock, Sprague 



Keefe, fb fb, Bartlett 

Referee, Murphy of Harvard. Umpire, 
Farmer, Dartmouth. Head linesman, Moore, 
Maine. Time of periods, 15 minutes. 

Scoring : Touchdowns, Drummey, Keefe, 
Doane, Jefifrey. Goal from touchdown, Mor- 

Tomorrow evening-, a collection of clothing 
will be made for the French and British 
wounded. The Freshmen Social Service Com- 
mittee will have charge of the collecting, which 
will be carried on in the houses after fraternity 
meetings, and in the ends at 9.30. There is a 
particularly urgent need for such clothing at 
present with the winter coming on, and the stu- 
dents are urged to give generously. The clothing 
is to be shipped at once to New York and thence 
to Europe. 

When the collections for Dr. Grenfell were 
made, white flannels and straw hats were con- 
tributed for Labrador. These would scarcely be 
of use in the military hospitals, but there is 
plenty of clothing which can thus be disposed of 
at this changing of the seasons, so that it will do 
great good. While the contemporary history ex- 
aminations of the past year have betrayed an 
ignorance of the finer points of the war, the aver- 
age student surely realizes the suffering which a 
war must entail, and he is presented here with an 
opportunity to do his bit toward relieving it. 

The members of the Social Service Committee 
are Abbott, R. H. Adams, Badger, Burns, Cate, 
Cousins, Cook, Ellms, Emerson, Flanders, Gor- 
don, Goodrich, Heaton, Hurrell, McLellan, Mc- 
Williams, Mundie, Moses, Skillin, Wadsworth 
and Whitney. 

At a meeting of the Student Council held last 
week, matters relative to the date, ofKcials, and 
other particulars of the Freshman-Sophomore 
football game were considered. It was decided 
that the game should take place on Saturday, 
November 25. Captain Shumway will referee 
the game and also have charge of the other of- 
ficials. It was decided that Hall should coach the 
Freshman team, while Oliver will serve as 
Sophomore coach. 

The report of the secretary on the sale of 
Freshman caps was accepted, and November 27 
was the date set for the election of football 
managers. No action was taken regarding plans 
for the Christmas dance, but it was voted to hold 
a meeting for this purpose immediately after 
Thanksgiving recess. 


At the last minute, it was decided to hold the 
Dartmouth freshman intercollegiate cross-coun- 
try run at Franklin Park, Boston, on account of 
the snow at Hanover. The Yale team won with 
the low score of 39, Dartmouth second with 49, 
University of Pennsylvania third with 52, and 
Bowdoin fourth with 84. 

Although Gorton of Dartmouth carried off the 
individual honors by winning in the remarkable 
fast time of 22 minutes 53 seconds, the showing 
of Noyes should be especially pleasing to Bow- 
doin men. The Bowdoin cross-country team of- 
ficially "broke training" after the Maine cross- 
country intercollegiates, yet Noyes finished 
fourth, just behind Shields of U. of P., who was 
picked as the sure winner, and ahead of all the 
Yale men who won the meet. 

The summary : 

Gorton, Dartmouth, 22.53; Carter, Dartmouth, 
23.05; Shields, U. of P., 23.181-5; Noyes, Bow- 
doin, 23.24; Bronson, Yale, 23.312-5; Dudley, 
Yale, 23.33 ; Reed, Yale, 23.41 ; Cummings, U. 
of P., 23.432-5; Crathern, Dartmouth, 23.502-5; 
McTernan, Yale, 23.56; Talbot, Yale, 24.05; Eby, 
U. of P., 24.06 ; Peck, U. of P., 24.09 4-5 ; Miner, 
Yale, 24.15; Cleaves, Bowdoin, 24.15 1-5; 
Sommes, U. of P., 24.43; Brown, Bowdoin, 24.49; 
Granger, Dartmouth, 24.50 3-5 ; Whittaker, 
Dartmouth, 24.504-5; Driscoll, Yale, 24.53; 
Whitman, U. of P., 25.43; Frazier, Dartmouth, 
26.003-5; Harris, Bowdoin, 26.18; Harris, U. of 
P., 26.451-5; Smith, Bowdoin, 30.50. 

Yale 5 6 7 10 11 14 20 — 39 

Dartmouth ... i 2 9 18 19 22 — 49 

U. of P 3 8 12 13 16 21 24—52 

Bowdoin 4 15 17 23 25 — 84 


Owing to the late date of Thanksgiving and 
other engagements of the lecturer, it will be im- 
possible to have the Cole Lectures, as first 
planned, a week apart. They will be given on 
the evenings of Friday, December 8, and Satur- 
day, December 9, in Memorial Hall, by William 
Lyon Phelps, Ph.D., Lamson Professor of Eng- 
lish Literature at Yale University. The subject 
of the first lecture will be Longfellow, and of the 
second, Hawthorne. 

This evening at the night school. Dean Sills 
will speak on the subject, "The Working of Po- 
litical Parties of the State." 

A complete change in the personnel of in- 
structors of the night school will take place after 
vacation. Six new men will be needed. 



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department and associate editors 
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Franklin D. AIacCormick, 1918 

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Vol. XLVl. NOV. 21, 1916 No. 20 

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

Comments on the Football Season 

As a slight token of our appreciation of the 
work of the men on the football team this fall, 
this issue of the Orient is dedicated to them. 
Nothing which we can say can add to the praise 
that is rightfully theirs and we wish only to point 
out a few matters for comment which have arisen 
during the season. 

That the excellent fight and the stubborn re- 
sistance of the team are in large part due to 
Coach Weatherhead is strong evidence of his 
value to Bowdoin as football coach, and we trust 
the Athletic Council and all others in charge of 
securing a coach for next year will omit no ef- 
fort to retain him or, failing in that, will use 
extreme care in finding the best available Har- 

vard man. We wish this annual uncertainty 
could be avoided by means of longer contracts, 
giving one man a chance to know the material 
here and carry out his plans with it for two or 
three years at least. 

The difficulty in keeping enough candidates 
out on Whittier Field to provide adequate daily 
practice we have already mentioned. The solu- 
tion of this problem we are not yet ready to 
propose, but would like to receive suggestions 
from interested alumni or undergraduates. 
Meanwhile the obvious method is to strike at the 
men we want by means of public opinion, by so 
arousing the spirit of the average student, in his 
fraternity and class associations, that the quitter 
will not be tolerated. 

Regarding songs and cheers, we find the same 
criticisms as in past years. An Orient editorial 
by Mr. Leigh, after the season of 1913, reads in 
part as follows : "The student body supported the 
team with only average attendance and mediocre 
cheering. We are inclined, however, to believe 
that this lack of unity in student support is due 
in large part to a neglect of that phase of our 
student life. With this knowledge we may look 
forward to the winter's activity with a definite 
purpose. As a College we can not afiford to let 
our cheering and singing sufifer. The winter 
evenings offer the opportunity for such develop- 
ment. Let us have more real 'sings' and rallies. 
There are new College songs which have not yet 
been sung by the student body." This was writ- 
ten three years ago, but the same situation exists 
today ; nothing has been done to raise the qual- 
ity and force of our College singing and cheering. 
As in the fall of 1913, by devising some means 
for us to improve our standing in these respects, 
Here is a good chance for the Student Council 
to do a real service to the undergraduates. 


Bowdoin has just passed through her most 
successful football season in recent years. Out 
of a hard schedule of nine games, she has won 
four, tied two, and lost three. Her opponents 
have been colleges considerably larger than her- 
self, a fact which makes Bowdoin's showing all 
the more creditable. 

The season opened with a win over Middlebury 
at Middlebury, 7-0. Although Bowdoin did not 
have her most effective lineup in that game, she 
had clearly the stronger team by a greater mar- 
gin than the score shows. 

In her first home game, the White won from 
Fort McKinley by a safety, 2-0. It was a close 
contest with the odds slightly favoring Bowdoin. 

Plugging at the line for gains won for Bow- 



Captain Shumway 

Coach Weatherhead 

%mm^s ^ W 2 

Acting Captain Phillips 

Trainer Magee 



doin over Amherst by the score of 12-10. Am- 
herst's scores came through sensational runs by 
her captain, but the White, playing the more con- 
sistent game, won out in tlie last quarter. 

At Wesleyan, Bowdoin played her first tie 
game, 19-19. It was a hard game, replete with 
injuries, and yet, with due regard to the brilliant 
work of Captain Deetjen of Wesleyan, it can be 
fairly said that Bowdoin was robbed of the game 
by the inefficiency of the officials. 

Colby gave Bowdoin her first defeat at the 
opening of the State series, 14-7. The Waterville 
college played a somewhat stronger game, espe- 
cially in the first half, but again Bowdoin suf- 
fered from poor work by the officials, being 
handicapped by such penalties that Colby won 
by a touchdown in the last few minutes of play. 

Bowdoin came back strongly against Bates the 
following week, and b}' good work, both effen- 
sively and defensively, sent Bates home the 
loser, 13-3. 

The closest game of the season took place at 
Maine, the score being "j-y. In the first half, 
Bowdoin was clearly outplayed, but in the last 
two periods came back so strongly that Maine 
was lucky to escape defeat. 

Playing Holy Cross at Portland and Tufts at 
Medford, Bowdoin was the victim of so many 
injuries that victory was not expected over either. 
Nevertheless, the White played doggedly in both 
games and was very evenly matched, especially 
in the case of Holy Cross. 

After the review of the games played this sea- 
son, a record of three defeats seems exceedingly 
creditable to the team and the College. Through- 
. out the season, the team has played a gritty and 
fighting game which reflects great praise upon all 

Coach Weatherhead has proved to be a re- 
markable coach, one who has wrought wonders 
with the material at hand. He, more than any- 
one else, has instilled the fighting spirit in the 
team which has turned victory out of more than 
one defeat and kept the players fighting gamely 
against any odds. A great deal of credit should 
also go to Trainer Magee who has kept his men 
in excellent condition. 

To Captain Shumway goes the greatest praise 
for the showing of the team. He has run the 
eleven with a vigor and speed which bewildered 
the opponents, and as a runner through a broken 
field he is without a peer in this State. Almost 
alone he rushed through the Maine line for re- 
peated gains which finally brought the touch- 
down, and after his elbow was so badly cracked 
that he has been unable to play since, he threw 

two passes with his "wrong" arm which were 
caught by Chapman and produced the tieing 
score. He has proved to be an able leader, in- 
valuable upon both the offense and defense. 

Like Shumway, Chapman has been generally 
picked on the All-Maine team. Starting the year. 
at full-back, he was soon shifted to right end, 
where he played until injured so severely in the 
Holy Cross game. He has proved a demon at 
grabbing forward passes and making long runs. 

Peacock has proved an invaluable man for the 
team. He possesses such a spirit of fight and a 
knack for detecting holes in the line, that he has 
always been one of the strongest backs on the 
offensive. He has been handicapped somewhat 
by a bad knee, but has performed nobly in spite 
of the injury, as was shown by his work in the 
Holy Cross game. 

Phillips, the star of the Holy Cross game, 
should receive great praise for ihe game he has 
put up this year. Phillips acted as captain in 
place of Shumway in the last two games and has 
filled the vacancy well. 

Bartlett and Sprague, while neither was sen- 
sational, were steady players. Bartlett has been 
a conspicuous figure in the secondary defense and 
has stopped play after play coming in his direc- 
tion. Although Sprague has not been used to 
any great extent this year, he should prove a 
valuable man in the next two years. 

Needelman substituted at quarterback several 
times during the season, and handled himself 
well, especially during the last half of the Maine 
game. Crockett had so few chances to play that 
no exact estimation can be made of his ability, 
but next year he should prove an able assistant 
to Needelman. 

Bradford started the season at left end but soon 
shifted to left tackle to fill up the vacancy there. 
Although Merrill has been used at end a few 
times, he has not yet had an opportunity to prove 
his worth. Foster has played a steady, consistent 
game and his playing this season will be especially 
remembered for the timely interference he gave 
Chapman in his long run for a touchdown in the 
Bates game. Drummond has shown unexpected 
ability and has proved to be a formidable barrier 
to end runs and trick plays. Holbrook was not 
given much chance to show what he could do 
until the Tufts game when he played commend- 

Bradford and Turner have been the regular 
tackles. Turner having been moved up into the 
line from the backfield, and both have put up 
fine games. McNaughton, Oliver, Campbell and 
Rhoads have all substituted at tackle. McNaugh- 


ton has varied his position, playing at guard, 
tackle and center with equal success. Oliver has 
been needed to fill in several times and has never 
been found wanting. Campbell played a good 
game at tackle until injured in the Wesleyan 
game. Since then he has warmed the bench until 
the Tufts game, when he played a good game. 
Rhoads started the season at tackle, but was 
50on changed over to guard, where he has played 
regularly. It is worth noting that Rhoads and 
Drummond are the first Freshmen to make a 
football B since Colbath ex-'iy and Foster 'i8. 

Besides those already mentioned. Young, Stew- 
art and Kern have played guard. 

Stone played center at the first of the season, 
but has Iseen laid up since the Wesleyan game 
with an injured knee. He was playing a great 
game and is generally considered to be the best 
center in the State. Small, originally playing at 
guard, was shifted to center after Stone was laid 
up and played such a good game that several ven- 
tured to place him on the All-Maine eleven. 

The team loses by graduation Captain Shum- 
way, Bartlett, Bradford, Campbell, Chapman, Mc- 
Naughton, Oliver, Phillips and Stone — nine men 
— but there is an abundance of varsity material 
in College and it may be expected that Bowdoin 
will have another strong eleven next vear. 


Bowdoin played the State series this year with 
a line averaging 20 pounds per man lighter than 
the line of last year, and the whole team was six 
pounds lighter as an average. The average 
weights of the teams of the past two years are : 

1916 — Line, 167; Backfield, 153; Team, 162. 

1915 — Line, 186; Backfield, 157; Team, 170. 

The absence of men like Leadbetter, Moulton, 
Chase and Brewster has been responsible for the 
light average of the line, which has been com- 
posed largely of new men. The personnel of the 
backfield, with Phillips, Shumway, Bartlett and 
Peacock, has been practically the same during the 
State series both years. No weights were given 
out until after the State series finished, but the 
line was noticeably lighter than last year's. 

The statistics of the team which played 
through the series give the following : 

Arthur B. Chapman '17, re, 160, Good Will 
High School. 

Benjamin P. Bradford '17, rt, 158, Kents Hill. 

Herman A. Young '18, rg, 195, Peabody 
(Mass.) High School. 

Reginald T. Small '19, c, 175, Westbrook High 

Cornelius P. Rhoads '20, Ig, 176, Springfield 
(Mass.) Central High School. 

Perley S. Turner '19, It, 165, Cony High School. 

Clififord R. Foster '18, le, 147, Seattle (Wash.) 
High School. 

Frank E. Phillips '17, qb, 125, Exeter. 

Sherman N. Shumway '17, Ihb, 160, Occidental 
Academy (Calif.) and Skowhegan High School. 

Roland H. Peacock '18, rhb, 168, Freeport High 

Boyd W. Bartlett '17, fb, 165, Castine High 


Ainslee H. Drummond '20, le, 152, Abbott 

Norman D. Stewart '18, rg, 190, Richmond 
High School. 

William R. Needelman '18, qb, 147, Portland 
High School. 

C. Myron Sprague '19, rhb, 156, Morse High 

John H. Kern '19, rg, 225, Deering High 


Practice has already begun in preparation for 
the Sophomore-Freshman football game which 
comes next Saturday. .On account of the recent 
snow, practice has been held during the past 
week in the Gymnasium, but the squads will 
probably go out on the Delta this week. 

The Sophomores have only been out for a 
short time, but many of their men have been 
out for the varsity team and they will no doubt 
be out Monday for their class team. Oliver '17 
is the coach for the Sophomores. Martin was 
elected manager last week. The present mem- 
bers of the squad are : Blanchard, Boratis, Cas- 
par, Farnham, Gorham, Hersum, A. D. Holbrook, 
Irving, Kern, Lyons, McCarthy, Martin, Merrill, 
Mosher, Morrison, Patrick, Smethurst, R. A. 
Stevens, and Sullivan. 

The Freshmen have had more of a squad out 
and practice began last Tuesday with Earl S. 
Hall, the physical instructor, as a coach. Some 
of the men have tried for the varsity but most 
of them are new at the game. There seems to be 
some promising material here, not only for the 
class team, but also for the regulars next year. 
The men out so far for the Freshman team are 
as follows: R. H. Adams, G. H. Allen, Bartlett, 
Cook, Crockett, Grossman, Curtis, Draper, Films, 
Foster, Hay, C. S. Houston, G. G. Houston, B. S. 
Jones, McElwee, Marshall, Moses, Richan, H. 
Smith, Sturgis and Zeitler. Neither of the teams 
has elected a captain yet but they will do so as 
soon as the squads get more practice. 




There has just be.en published by the Macmil- 
lan Company a little book by President Hyde 
bearing the arresting title, "Are You Human ?" 
In substance this volume presents a lecture re- 
cently delivered to the Freshman Class in Yale 
College on the Ralph Hill Thomas Foundation. 
Not only the general public, but those who first 
heard the lecture, will be grateful for its appear- 
ance in printed form, for so compact and thought- 
ful an address could hardly be appreciated to the 
full in a single hearing. 

Twelve of the great relations of life — Athletics, 
Society, Science, Art. History, Philosophy, Bus- 
iness, Politics, Wealth, Love, Morals and Re- 
ligion — are considered in turn and before each 
the attitudes that are human or unhuman or in- 
human are indicated with notable clearness and 
penetration. This method of repetition impresses 
the mind and renders the message of the book 
unusually portable in memory. The writer moves 
with sureness of touch among these great "hu- 
manities" and despite the purposeful rigidity of 
scheme, with the rythmic repetition of the same 
questions in each brief chapter, the freshness and 
vitality of thought is maintained throughout. 
From page to page the reader is led to see the 
familiar elements of life in a new light and in 
juster proportion. In these few compact pages 
there is heat also, as well as light. One lays the 
book down with renewed impulse toward the 
highest use of the stuff of which life is made and 
with fresh scorn for the self-gratifying, non-con- 
tributing, parasitic character. Those in middle 
life who read these pages will onl)' wish that, 
when more years were before them, they might 
have had the guidance of this little book which 
sends the thought abroad to wide horizons and 
presents so justly life's greater issues. G. 



For several years past a collection has been 
taken after chapel vespers at Thanksgiving and 
again at Christmas to provide dinners for the 
poor of the town. In order that the work may be 
carried out on a more extensive scale this year a 
personal collection will be made through the ends 
some time this week. Edwards '18 is in charge 
of this work and is looking for an opportunity 
to do twice the usual amount of work this year. 
There is an actual need in the lower part of the 
town and in the outlying villages, and a good 
Thanksgiving dinner means much to a family 
who could not otherwise afford it. The average 
in collections for the last year or two has been 

about ten cents per capita, and an effort will be 
made to increase this amount this year. This 
work, together with the night school, the mission 
schools, and the boys' club, has done much to 
promote good feeling between town and gown, 
and the per capita contribution this year should 
be a quarter at least. 


Organ Prelude, "Eventide" Dudley Buck 

Gloria Patri Greatorex 

Hymn 439 

Instrumental Trio, "Notherno" .... Scharwenka 

(Violin, 'cello and organ) 
Three Fold Amen 
Postlude, Gothic March Salome 


The Bowdoin Chorus made an enthusiastic be- 
ginning last Thursday evening. About fifty men 
reported, and the Music Room was found to be 
too small a place for a regular place of meeting 
In future, rehearsals will be held in Memorial 
Hall, Thursday evenings at seven. 

More first and second tenors are needed to 
properly balance the four parts. Following is a 
partial list of the pieces which are being studied : 

"Winter Song" Billiard 

"Hark ! The Trumpet Calls" Doze 

"All Thro' the Night" Welsh Folk Song 

"Ho ! Ye Gallant Sailors" Macy 

"When the Roses Bloom" Reichardi 

"Marching Chorus" ("Aida") Verdi 


A boy of Shakespeare's day began to study 
Greek at the age of seven, and before be turnec'. 
seventeen he had a good idea of philosophy, 
Latin, and more Greek; he waited, however, 
until he had had more experience before at- 
tacking Cassar and Sallust. So said Mr. George 
A. Plimpton early in his lecture on "Education 
From the Time of Shakespeare," delivered in 
Memorial Hall last Thursday evening under the 
patronage of the Saturday Club. Mr. Plimpton, 
who is the head of Ginn and Company, book 
publishers, gave Bowdoin and Brunswick town 
people an opportunity to inspect 35 books of 
Shakespeare's time. He read parts of several in 
the course of his talk. 

He told his audience that Queen Elizabeth 
read more Greek in a day than many churchmen 
did Latin in a week. He explained the uni- 
formity through 300 years, of education in a 
great English school, such as Harrow, sayint: 
that the temper of the English people toward the 



proper type of education for a young gentleman 
had changed but a very little. Two hundred and 
fifty years after Shakespeare the Latin and the 
Greek still flourish. 

One of the most interesting features of the en- 
tire lecture was his explanation of a diagram, 
which he had handed around, the "Tower of 
Knowledge." The first step toward the top is the 
step through the door to the first floor by means 
of the alphabet, from which the boy ascends to 
the Hall of Logic and Rhetoric and Arithmetic; 
thence to the room where abides Geometry; and 
then up to the top floor, where lives Philosophy, 
Morals, and Theology. 

Among Mr. Plimpton's books were a Latin 
grammar of the 14th century, a book on the 
"Art of Rhetoric" (1553), and "The Lette'r 
Writer" which contained sample love letters, 
some of which Mr. Plimpton read and which he 
said "would do the trick." 

The lecturer had before him on the table the 
spelling-book from which Shakespeare learned 
to write ; also a "horn-book" probably used by 
the dramatist when he was a boy learning his 
letters. "Before me on this table," he said, "are 
probably more 'horn-books' than in any other 
place in the world." 

Mr. Plimpton characterized his lecture as "A 
running sketch of education in Shakespeare's 
time and of the books he used." 

President Hyde introduced the lecturer. Sev- 
eral of the students ushered. 


This year's college calendar, which will be on 
sale about the first of December, is of exception- 
ally attractive design. The cover is of dark gray 
leather and bears the Roman numerals 1917 under 
the College seal. The calendar will contain the 
usual pictures of the College and its life. 
They will sell for the customary price of one dol- 
lar and may be ordered from Sampson '17 at 
the Beta House. 

ing upon the work to be taken up the ensuing 
year. It was decided to hold the next meeting 
December 12 at the Kappa Sigma House. 

Coach Magee will pick a larger squad than 
ever for the winter's track work. He will have 
about 65 men in order that there will be more 
interest in the spring. He plans to start directly 
after Thanksgiving vacation. 


The first meeting of the Biology Club this 

semester, was held last Monday night in the 

Science Building. The principle business was 

the voting in of new eligible members and decid- 

On March 5, 1917, Donald McMillan '98 will 
come to Bowdoin to speak under the auspices of 
the Saturday Club. The famous Arctic ex- 
plorer will take for his subject, "Three Years in 
the Arctic," and will use a remarkable collec- 
tion of screen slides to illustrate his lecture. Mc- 
Millan is now in Labrador, but he will return 
soon to get out his new book before beginning 
his lecture tour. As Bowdoin men know, Mc- 
Millan was with Rear-Admiral Robert E. Peary 
'jj on his dash to the North Pole. 

McMillan's coming will be one of the events 
of the year and the College is keenly anticipat- 
ing the lecture. 

Y. M. C. A. NOTES 

During the week of Nov. 19, the fraternity 
houses and ends will be canvassed by committees 
of the Christian Association for contributions to 
two charities. 

Within a three mile radius of the Bowdoin 
campus are homes where poverty and sickness 
have united to crush the spirit of bread-winning 
mothers, and to leave uncared for their families 
of miserable children. To these we wish to give 
Thanksgiving dinners. 

In Europe are thousands of homes shattered 
by war, robbed of legitimate means of self-sup- 
port, where the rigors of the coming winter must 
be met. Not the least of their needs is clothes. 

Every man in College can afford to meet these 
collectors generously, and share with those he 
helps the plenty of the coming holiday. 

There has been considerable question in the 
past as to the privileges which a membership card 
in the Christian Association entitles the holder, 
when visiting association buildings in other 
places. Sometimes they are good for the use 
of the swimming pool, gymnasium and billiard 
tables, while again they are occasionally declared 
invalid. The matter has been brought up with 
the chiefs of the association who announce that 
each association is to have its own rules in such 
matters. The college associations are not on the 
same footing with those in the cities, so that no 
standard is set. The present membership cer- 
tificates are good during the time that the holder 
has paid his Blanket Tax. 


J. R. Sandford '18 is again on the campus. 



after serving on the Mexican border from July 
4 to October 17 with Company E of the Second 
Maine Infantry. The regiment was stationed at 
Laredo, Texas, but for seven weeks of that time 
Sandford's company was alone, guarding fords 
of the Rio Grande at Peron's Ranch, forty miles 
from Laredo. 

At Laredo the men spent much time in regi- 
mental parades and inspections, and what they 
could in sleep, for the life was strenuous. Just 
before they left General Funston reviewed the 
Second Maine, together with New Hampshire 
and Missouri regiments. A Florida regiment 
occupied the camp when these three left Laredo. 

While the fellows had no real brush with the 
Mexicans, Sandford tells of an incident which 
was the nearest approach to it. 

"One night at the ranch," he says, "our guards 
heard horsemen coming. They fired shots to 
call out the company. Skirmishers were sent 
out but they found nothing after a two hours' 

A wireless signal corps station furnished the 
only connection with the outside world. 

Sandford, the men of the University of Maine 
Band, and O'Brien, Colby '16, were the only col- 
lege men in the regiment. He says nothing in 
favor of the camp food except that it was "fill- 
ing." The men had each a camp cot, and slept 
eight in a tent. 

The regiment was mustered out of National 
service on October 26; the men are still, however, 
liable to State service. 


With scenes in the Dean's office, in the gym, on 
Whittier Field and at the Church on the Hill, 
"The Romance of Brunswick" was enacted for the 
movies by a cast elected by popular vote. The 
hero was Fortin, and the only student in the 
cast was Biggers '17, who played the villain. The 
plot reads almost like an Alger book. The hero, 
a poor but honest boy, comes to Brunswick on 
the 10.55 s"d is welcomed by the Dean in his of- 
fice. He and the villain, the rich reprobate of the 
college, both become smitten with the charms of 
the belle of the town. The villain is favored 
until in the championship game of the season, our 
hero carries the ball over the goal on the fifth 
down, scoring the winning touchdown. He is 
carried off the field on the shoulders of the team 
and is at once the college hero. 

But here the villainy comes in. While dressing 
in the locker room, the villain puts a watch in 
the hero's locker. The owner misses the watch, 
and it is discovered in the locker. Jack Magee 

expels him from the locker room and the Dean 
expels him from college. The heroine is kid- 
napped by Biggers in his limousine, but is res- 
cued after a fight. Several touching scenes are 
acted down on Maine street, and finally they are 
married and live happily ever after. Several 
times the students formed crowds that thejy 
might be pictured. 

mitb m jfacultp 

Professor Brown plans to spend the Thanks- 
giving recess at his father's home in Concord, 

Professor Moody will attend the Convention of 
the Associated Mathematics Teachers in New 
England at Boston early in December. 

Professor Mitchell preached at the Warren 
Church in Westbrook on Sunday, November 12. 

Professor Hormell will read a paper, "Instruc- 
tion in Government in Bowdoin College," before 
the Inter-Collegiate Section of the National 
Municipal League at Springfield, Mass., Novem- 
ber 23. Professor Langley is also to attend the 

Professor Bell spoke on "Colonial America," 
before the Colonial Dames in Portland last Sat- 

Professor Bell contributed to the July issue of 
the "English Historical Review" a 13 page article 
which he calls "British Commercial Policy in the 
West Indies, 1783-93." 

Professor Cram was called to Augusta last 
week to act as expert witness in the Gibboney 
murder case before United States Commissioner 
Farrington. The defendant in the trial was 
bound over to the term of the United States Dis- 
trict Court. 

Professor Cram attended a meeting of the 
State Board of Health in Augusta last Wed- 

Professor Files was in Bangor last Wednesday, 
where he was chairman of the Good Roads Con- 
vention held in that city. This is the second large 
convention of its kind held in the state during 
the fall and it emphasizes the interest which is 
being aroused in the work. 

Professor Catlin will speak tonight at Codman 
House before the Brunswick Equal Suffrage 
League. His subject will be "The Minimum 

Dn t&e Campus 

Arthur A. Demuth '20, was initiated into Beta 
Chi last Wednesday. 

Pearson '19 slipped and fell at the corner of 


Maine and Everett Streets Friday, fracturing a 

Hill '19 is to sing tlie leading male part, John 
Alden, in the opera, "Priscilla" to be given at the 
Town Hall, Nov. 27. 

Several of the members of the Pullman course 
in JNIunicipal Government will attend the meet- 
ings in Spring-field this week. 

Crosby '17 represented the local chapter of 
Delta Kappa Epsilon at the annual initiation at 
the Colby chapter last Saturday night. 

Coach Weatherhead is coaching Boston Col- 
lege for the Holy Cross game this week before his 
departure for the West, where he will go into 

Both Freshmen and Sophomores had unsuc- 
cessful attempts at class meetings last week. At 
the Freshman meeting the attendance was eight, 
while the Sophomores mustered 14. 

There will be a short meeting of the debating 
council Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 7 p. m. in the de- 
bating room at Hubbard Hall. The Freshmen 
debating team will please be present. 

The faculty has just received word from 
Mankichi Koibachi, a former Japanese student at 
Bowdoin, saying that he had been appointed In- 
vestigator of Foreign Education by the governor 
of his Prefecture. 

The football schedule for next season is still 
in doubt, though there is a possibility that the final 
game will be played with the Army at West 
Point. The State series will probably set a week 
later, and several surprises will be sprung when 
the schedule comes from the approval of the 

A railroad wreck on the Maine Central Fri- 
day evening delayed the football team three hours 
in getting to Boston, and as a result they didn't 
have the usual amount of sleep. It is customary 
for the team to leave Friday morning for a game 
outside the state, but the Faculty felt that too 
many absences had been allowed already. 

Much talk has been current o» the campus this 
fall concerning hockey, and it is expected that 
a College team will be organized. A large num- 
ber of hockey enthusiasts from the College 
played several games on Cofiin's Pond last week. 
It is probable that some definite step will be 
taken this week toward the establishment of a 
permanent organization. 

aiumni i^otes 

'84. — Melvin Horace Orr, who died in Stock- 
ton, Gal., Nov. 8, was born April 3, 1861 at Bruns- 
wick, Me. After graduating from Bowdoin in 

1884, he first studied medicine and later took up 
law. Going to California in the early eighties, he 
taught in an Episcopalian school at Benicia. 
Later he returned East and, finally upon going 
to California for a second time, settled in Stock- 
ton, where he became a member of the firm of 
Nutter & Orr. 

Mr. Orr was a member of the Yosemite Club 
and the Masons. He died, Nov. 8, at his home, 
344 South Sutter Street. He is survived by his 
wife, Mrs. Pamelia E. Orr, his mother, Mrs. 
Albert Orr, and two sisters, Miss Catherine Orr 
and Mrs. B. M. Campbell, all of Stockton. 

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Roland H. Peacock 'i8, was elected captain of 
football for the coming year, last Tuesday. He 
comes from Freeport High School and has made 
his letters for two years in the backfield. 

The following men received letters : Captain 
Shumway '17, Chapman '17, Bradford '17, Bart- 
lett '17, McNaughton '17, Campbell '17, Young 
'18, Foster '18, Peacock '18, Stewart '18, Small 
'19, Turner 'ig, Drummond '20, Rhoads '20, and 
Manager Blanchard '17. 


Several radical changes will be noticed in the 
football schedule for next season, which has been 
arranged by Manager A. S. Gray '18 and Mr. 
MacCormick, the faculty advisor. With Harvard 
at the beginning of the schedule and West Point 
at the end, Bowdoin will meet two of the strong- 
est teams in the east. The Amherst game, and 
the State series will come as usual, but the two 
most radical departures are the bringing of our 
small college rivals in Connecticut into our own 
territory. Trinity will play in Portland and Wes- 
leyan here. This will probably mean closer ath- 
letic relations with Wesleyan, and there may be 
an alternation of games in the future. 

The schedule is as follows : 

Sept. 29 Harvard at Cambridge. 

Oct. 6 Amherst at Amherst. 

Oct. 13 Trinity at Portland. 

Oct. 20 Colby at Waterville. 

Oct. 2y Bates at Lewiston. 

Nov. 3 Maine at Brunswick. 

Nov. 10 Wesleyan at Brunswick. 

Nov. 17 Army at West Point. 

This is one of the best schedules in years, and 
Bowdoin will meet some of the best of the large 
and small colleges in this part of the country. An 
invitation from Dartmouth to play at Hanover 
next fall with a baseball game at Brunswick the 
following spring came too late. This is the first 
time in a number of years that Bowdoin and 
Tufts have not played. The Wesleyan game will 
probably become the big game of the season, and 
this is the first time that a team from Middletown 
plays on Whittier Field. 


Over 40 students will probably attend the social 
given in the Union Thursday afternoon for those 
who do not go home over the vacation. The 
social will last from three to six, and there will 
be informal dancing during this time. Generous 
contributions from the ladies of the faculty who 
have consented to act as patronesses assure the 
gastronomical success of the affair, while the 
social plans being worked out by the committee 
indicate a good time. Any details may be secured 
from the committee : Professor Langley, Marston 
'17, and Cole '19. 


Combining line plunging with spectacular open 
play, and equally successful in both, the Sopho- 
mores piled up a score of 35 to 7 against the 
Freshmen on the Delta Saturday. It was only 
in the last half minute of play when it was so 
dark that the ball was scarcely distinguishable 
that McElwee evaded a substitute Sophomore line 
for a touchdown. During the first of the game, 
Sprague and Boratis made great gains through 
the Freshman line, which was scarcely able to 
cope with the heavy line of the second year men. 

The game was a fast one, and unskilful tac- 
kling and a -hard field caused several injuries. 
The Sophomores used the Harvard tactics with 
success. The most spectacular play was the in- 
tercepting of a forward pass by Holbrook who 
ran 35 yards for a touchdown. Merrill also made 
two long runs for scores. Caspar kicked all five 
goals in good form. The Freshman backs, Mc- 
Elwee and Wyman, covered plenty of ground, but 
most of it was across the field, and they could 
not puncture the heavy line of the Sophomores 
for gains. Smethurst ran the Sophomore team 
well from the quarter back position. In the 
Freshman line, credit was due to Hay, Cook, and 
Guptill. Though the game was a cold one to 
watch, there was a good crowd of spectators who 
often failed to recognize the bounds of the field 
and hurried to the scene of every interesting play. 

The game in detail : 


The Freshmen kicked, the Sophomores receiv- 
ing the ball on 20 yard line. On third down the 
ball was brought to the 10 yard line but here a 



5 yard penalty for offside plus a loss of two yards 
on the next play gave the Freshmen the ball on 
their own 17 yard line. Allen went through right 
tackle for five yards on the first play. On the 
next there was no gain; Hay punted. A series of 
rushes by Sprague and Smethurst placed the ball 
on the Freshman four yard line from which 
Sprague carried it over. Caspar kicked the goal. 
The Freshmen received but could make no gain. 
After a series of rushes Holbrook intercepted a 
forward pass, going 35 yards for a touchdown, 
Caspar kicked the goal. The period ended with 
the ball in possession of the Sophomores on their 
40 yard line. Score : 14-0. 


The Sophomores made no gain at first. A for- 
ward pass intercepted by Allen gave the Fresh- 
men the ball on their own 40 yard line. On three 
dovvns they could make but two yards and they 
punted. A series of rushes brought the ball to 
the Freshman 35 yard line. On an old fashioned 
end around play, Holbrook tore loose for 25 
yards, being tackled by Richan. On the next play, 
Merrill executed the same trick around left end 
for 10 yards and a touchdown. Caspar kicked 
the goal. Score: 21-0. 


The Freshmen received on their 20 yard line 
but could not gain and punted. Consistent gains 
by Merrill and Sprague placed the ball on the 
Freshman 25 yard line. Here they held. Mc- 
Carthy tried the only drop kick of the game but 
it went far wide. Freshman ball' on their 20 
yard line. The Freshmen here uncorked a spurt, 
bringing the ball to mid-field. Here they fum- 
bled. It was recovered by Merrill who raced to 
the two yard line before being tackled. The 
Freshmen held for two downs but on the third 
Sprague carried it over. Caspar kicked the goal. 
Score : 35-0. 


Numerous substitutions and growing darkness 
slowed the last period. The Freshmen forced the 
issue in this quarter however, keeping the Sopho- 
mores on the defensive throughout. Hard line 
plunging by McElwee and VVyman brought the 
ball to the fifteen yard line. Here, with about a 
half minute to play, McElwee, with no defense, 
executed a fine end run for fifteen yards, taking 
the ball over for a touchdown, and he kicked the 

The summary : 


* Merrill, Burleigh, le re, Jones 

Caspar, Gorham, It rt, Haggerty 

Morrison, Blanchard, Ig Ig, Smith 

Safford, c c. Hay 

Kern, Stevens, rg Ig, Zeitler, Guptill 

Hersum, Farnham, rt It, Houston 

Holbrook, Angus, re le. Cook, Marshall, Foster 

Smethurst, qb qb, Richan, Wyman 

Boratis, Merrill, Whitcomb, Ihb rhb, Allen 

McCarthy, rhb Ihb, McElwee 

Sprague, fb fb, Wyman, Curtis 

Score, Sophomores 35, Freshmen 7. Touch- 
downs, Sprague 2, Merrill 2, Holbrook, McElwee. 
Goals from touchdowns, tZaspar 5, McElwee. 
Umpire, Bradford '17. Referee, Chapman '17. 
Head linesman, Peacock '18. Field judge, Camp- 
bell '17. Time, three 15 minute periods, one 13- 
minute period. 


Collecting a hundred dollars in the place of the 
usual thirty, Edwards '18 has provided the means 
for providing Thanksgiving dinners for three 
times as many families of the poor of Brunswick 
as usual. Usually a collection has been taken at 
the chapel door just before vacation, but this 
year, Edwards, assisted by Higgins '19, has made 
a personal canvass of the entire student body, and 
nearly everyone has contributed. A quarter was 
the minimum contribution. This will mean a 
great extension of the work, and there will be an 
opportunity to provide for the families, not only 
in the lower part of the town, but in some of the 
outlying villages along the coast as well. The 
baskets will be carried around Thanksgiving 
morning, and with the hundred dollars, plenty of 
turkeys can be secured. 


Among the Tsing Hua College party of young 
Chinese students, which has recently arrived at 
San Francisco, are Chu Shih-yun and Chang 
Shang, who have been chosen to come to Bow- 
doin to complete their education. This company 
of students numbers between fifty and sixty 
mostly young men and the majority of them the 
liest students of Tsing Hua College, founded at 
Peking for the purpose of preparing students for 
college, preferably American colleges. A num- 
ber of Tsing Hua students have already been ad- 
mitted to the leading American colleges and imi- 
versities with advanced standing, and have dis- 
tinguished themselves by their brilliant scholar- 
ship. Among others prepared at Tsing Hua who 
have made especially remarkable' records are 
Wang Cheu-hsu, who carried off the highest 
honors in oratory at Yale last year ; Ling Ping 
who graduated from Leland Stanford last year 
with the highest honors in his section in educa- 
tion ; and Chu Chin, doctor of philosophy from 
Columbia, who won the warmest praise of his 



professors for his scholarly work. 

The party was brought over from China by S. 
D. Li, and will be escorted to Philadelphia by T. 
T. Whang. Mrs. Whang is in charge of the ten 
ladies of the party. 


Overcoats, sweaters, suits, shirts, and other 
articles of wearing apparel were contributed most 
generously last Wednesday evening by the fac- 
ulty and the students, for the collection made for 
the British and French wounded by the Fresh- 
man Social Service Committee. It was hoped that 
a barrel full might be secured, but judging from 
the contributions which the Freshmen brought 
into Banister Hall, it will take more than one bar- 
rel to convey the clothing. Among the contribu- 
tions were several overcoats in good condition, a 
number of sweaters, over a dozen suits, and a 
number of hats, shoes, shirts, and miscellaneous 
clothing which should certainly be of service to 
the wounded during the coming winter. 


The first change to note in the 1916-17 cata- 
logue is relative to Commencement. The date 
this year is June 21 instead of June 28, which 
would be the regular time. The boards voted not 
to stick to the fourth Thursday, as it would bring 
Commencement too late in the month. 

There is no change in the Boards of Trustees 
and Overseers, nor in the principal committees 
of these boards. The registration for the year 
gives a total of 432 in the College, a gain of 32 
over last year. Despite the loss in the Medical 
School of six there is a gain of 28 in College and 
Medical School. It is to be noted that there are 
but ten men in the Freshman class of Medical 

On the Faculty the catalogue notes that Pro- 
fessor Ham has leave of absence during the first 
semester and Professor Catlin the second. The 
catalogue also notes that Mr. Wass, Mr. Van 
Cleve, Mr. Evans, and Mr. Milne have all been 
advanced from the grade of instructor to as- 
sistant professor. The name of Austin H. Mac- 
Cormick appears as instructor in English. John 
Baxter also appears as instructor in German for 
first semester. 

Under the head of admission it is to be noted 
that examinations formerly held at the College 
the last of June have been given up. 

Under courses of instruction a few new courses 
are announced, the principal additions being in 
departments of education and a course in Ameri- 
can government for Sophomores and Freshmen. 

Professor Hormell announces a course in inter- 
national relations to be given in 1917 and 1918. 

Three new scholarships are announced: Ben- 
jamin Apthorp Gould Scholarship; The John P. 
Hale Scholarship and The Class of 1896 Me- 
morial Scholarship. One new prize is announced : 
The Colonel William Henry Owen Premium. The 
Library fund shows the addition of the gift of 
Hon. F. H. Appleton of Bangor, amounting to 

The catalogue contains about the same number 
of pages as usual and will be available when 
College opens after the Thanksgivmg recess. 

The Eta of Theta Delta Chi held the first fra- 
ternity dance of the season at the charge house 
Friday evening. There were 15 couples in at- 
tendance and music for an order of 20 dances 
was furnished by Sprague's orchestra of Port- 
land. The patronesses were Mrs. Adeline A. 
Biggers of Webster Groves, Mo., and Mrs. 
James F. Albion of Portland. The guests were 
the Misses Janet Marriner, Ruth Little, Kather- 
ine Dow, Gertrude Albion, Elizabeth Barton, 
Grace Barton, Marjory Berry and Laura Goding, 
of Portland; Ellen Baxter of Brunswick; Ida 
Wotten of Rockland ; Dorothy Ellms and Ruth 
Goss of Auburn ; Elizabeth Houghton of Bath ; 
Clara Gibson of Freeport, N. Y. The committee 
in charge of the dance were Biggers '17, chair- 
man, Stearns '18, Mooers '18, and Barton '19. 


The Chemistry Club, which has been revived 
after several years in a dormant state, has a 
membership of 23. The charter members are : 

Babcock '17, Crane '17, Davis '17, Fenning 
'17, Gregory '17, Humphrey '17, Scott '17, Spald- 
ing '17, King '18, O'Connor '18, Schlosberg '18, 

The new members are : 

Cormack '17, Noyes '17, Young '17, Davison 
'18, Farmer '18, Hildreth '18, Johnson '18, Jones 
'18, Savage '18, Wass '18, Wyman '18, Hill '19. 


Although no definite steps were taken last week 
towards the establishment of a hockey organiza- 
tion, interest in the sport is not diminishing, as 
shown by the fact that a game is scheduled at 
Coffin's pond this afternoon, between picked up 
College teams. 

Work has been started on the campus rink and 
this will in all probability be completed during the 
Thanksgiving recess. Meanwhile all Freshmen 
and any other men who are interested in hockey 
are urged to communicate with Bartlett '17. 




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Vol. XLVI. NOV. 21, 1916 No. 20 

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

Owing to the Thanksgiving recess, there will 
be no issue of the Orient a week from today, the 
next number appearing Tuesday, December 12. 

Our Duty 

As this is the last issue of the Orient before 
the date of the Annie Talbot Cole lectures, we de- 
sire to take this opportunity to emphasize the 
fact that it is our duty, even as it ought to be our 
pleasure, to attend these lectures. It is always 
our duty, too often neglected, not to let slip any 
opportunity for our own improvement, mental, 
physical, or spiritual, and no less so where the 
demand upon us is so slight. The Cole lecturers 
are always the result of the most careful selec- 

tion from all available men of prominence within 
the broad scope of the lectureship. Their sub- 
jects are always well-adapted to the ideals of a 
liberal education, from which we fall so far short. 
This year Professor Phelps of Yale is to address 
us upon two men of especial interest to this Col- 
lege, their College. Let the upper classes try to 
equal in attendance the Freshman English stu- 
dents. If an hour or two can not be spared from 
the movies for a purpose of such desert, then we 
fear lest the occasionally-heard criticisms of a 
modern college education are too well founded 
and lest we ourselves are fast turning aside from 
the pursuit of the ideals once so cherished by 
our predecessors here. 

The Coach 

We hear that there is a possibility of securing 
the services of Coach Weatherhead again next 
fall, but that the question of finances stands in 
the way. If this is the only obstacle to his re- 
turn, we feel that there should be no hesitation. 
We need not refer again to the part Coach 
Weatherhead played in the formation of a win- 
ning team this fall. The men all have perfect 
confidence in his ability and, with the material 
now in sight, the prospects for an even better 
team next year look excellent, depending only on 
the securing of a first-rate coach. We could 
scarcely do better, and we might do a great deal 
worse, in experimenting with a new man. Surely 
means can be found to obtain the small amount 
of money necessary and we firmly believe every 
attempt in that direction should be made. And 
once again, we repeat that we would like to see 
our coaches, in the future, secured by longer con- 
tracts, holding the excellent men we now have 
in all branches for a longer period than one year 
and putting an end to our annual changes and 
uncertainty, with the accompanying danger of a 
distinct loss to the College. 


Editor Bowdoin Orient, 

Brunswick, Maine. 
Dear Sir: 

In the Orient for October 24th, 1916, there ap- 
peared a communication suggesting that the 
vacant panels on the walls of the Bowdoin Union 
be used for stencilling thereon the names of 
members of our championship athletic teams. I 
have never seen these panels, and therefore hes- 
itate to speak about their use. However, assum- 
ing that stencilling is advisable, and that some 
such use is to be made of the panels as is sug- 
gested in the Orient, it occurs to me that it might 



be more appropriate and valuable, if, instead of 
the plan suggested, there be stencilled on the 
panels the scores of our athletic teams from the 
beginning of their history to the present, these 
scores to be classified according to our several 

One of the reasons recommending this plan is 
that the honor of an intercollegiate athletic vic- 
tory is an honor for the whole College, and 
should always be regarded as such, rather than 
as an individual honor for the members of the 
team. Furthermore, it is often true that a team 
which does not win a championship has done as 
much service to the College and has played as 
well as one which happened to win a champion- 
ship under peculiar conditions. The important 
thing in an athletic contest is the maintenance of 
the College honor, and the record of each con- 
test is largely epitomized by the score of the game. 
Whether the score be a winning or a losing score, 
it stands as a record of a test of Bowdoin's 
honor, and no true Bowdoin team has ever made 
a score of which it was ashamed. This un- 
tarnished record is one of the treasures of Bow- 
doin undergraduate life constantly growing in 
value, and which is entrusted year by year to the 
keeping of the new generations. 

Also it occurs to me that alumni would be more 
interested in seeing the relative scores which 
have been made from the beginning of Bow- 
doin's athletic history to the present than they 
would be in reading the names of members of 
the championship teams. The names of individ- 
ual players must necessarily mean little to read- 
ers not personally acquainted with the players, 
whereas the score of every Bowdoin team is of 
interest to every College generation. I believe 
that the record of Bowdoin's teams thus set 
forth would be a more potent incentive for the 
new men to keep up the splendid athletic record 
which has been made in the past, than would be 
any ambition to see their own names emblazoned 
on the walls. One of Bowdoin's greatest lessons 
to her sons is that of sinking personal ambition 
into a sincere desire to work with others for the 
accomplishment of a common and worthy, al- 
though difficult end. 

Also I should suppose there must be a physical 
limitation to the number of panels on the walls 
of the Union, whereas there would be little limita- 
tion to the number of names of the members of 
our championship teams. I suggest, also, that 
much difficulty would be encountered in accur- 
ately determining all the members of our cham- 
pionship teams, whereas it would be most im- 
portant that there be not the slightest inaccuracy 
in whatever records are spread upon the walls. 

Please do not interpret this letter as a recom- 
mendation that the panels be stencilled in any 
manner whatever, because I am not in a position 
to recommend or oppose that policy. In fact, as 
a matter of general impression, it would seem to 
me that the proper place for stencilling athletic 
records would be in the trophy room, and that if 
the record is stencilled elsewhere than in the 
Athletic Building the record should include a 
record of our intercollegiate debates and of all 
our official intercollegiate contests, whether in 
athletics or other fields. 

There is one more thought which I wish to 
convey. It is born of a frequent realization of 
the great part played in a Bowdoin man's gradu- 
ate life by the thoughts and inspirations that were 
his in College. It seems evident that any record 
stencilled on the walls of the Bowdoin Union 
will make an indelible impression upon many 
undergraduates. It will shape their thoughts and 
influence their aspirations. If life ended with 
graduation from College, the inspiration derived 
from deeds of prowess in intercollegiate contests 
might be sufficient. But remembering that life 
is scarcely one-third completed when graduation 
has come, and remembering that the time of the 
greatest power of each Bowdoin man in his gen- 
eration will come long after his graduation from 
College, would it not be well to provide in the 
Bowdoin Union an inspiration that will bear its 
greatest fruit at that period of a Bowdoin man's 
life when he is possessed of his greatest powers? 
Why not let the panels suggest the inspiration 
which may be derived from the lives of those of 
Bowdoin's sons whose greatness has been meas- 
ured in the distances of life, rather than those of 
youth alone? Cannot your Student Council, 
with the cooperation of the Alumni Council, of 
the Faculty and of the Secretary of the Alumni 
Association, or even of the Alumni Association 
itself through an annual Commencement Day 
vote, select from among Bowdoin's Alumni from 
time to time the names of her greatest-souled 
graduates, or her authors or of her statesmen, 
and in each case with a few words of carefully 
expressed appreciation let their examples help to 
mold the thoughts and the ideals of the future 
sons of Bowdoin. 

Yours sincerely, 

H. H. Burton '09. 

To the Editor of the Orient : 

With more than a hundred other Bowdoin 
alumni of Boston and vicinity, I saw the football 
game with Tufts; and please allow me space to 
say — and I feel confident I voice the sentiments 



of every Bowdoin man on Tufts Oval that after- 
noon — how proud we all were of the eleven that 
represented our College. I have followed Bow- 
doin football closely for a full quarter century, 
and I have never seen a Bowdoin eleven that 
showed more dash and pluck and spirit in the 
face of overwhelming odds, that worked together 
better as a team, or that manifested, in every in- 
dividual player, a more thorough mastery of the 
fundamentals of the game. Sorely bruised and 
battered from the victories and defeats of an un- 
usually hard schedule, deprived of the inspiring 
leadership of its brilliant captain, with eleventh 
hour substitutions in the line-up, facing a team 
that had beaten Harvard, our eleven nevertheless 
put up a fight so fast, so game, so clean, so in- 
telligent, so consistent that it thrilled every Bow- 
doin man who witnessed it — and every Tufts 
man as well. 

Though three of our nine games go on record 
as defeats, I feel that we should honor our 1916 
eleven as one of the most successful that ever 
represented the College. Its indomitable fight- 
ing spirit and its football knowledge more than 
made up for its light weight. So hats oif to 
Coach Weatherhead and to Captain Shumway 
and every winner of the football "B !" And shall 
not the whole undergraduate body earnestly 
pledge itself to show such a spirit of loyal sup- 
port to the eleven a year hence that there will 
be no occasion for such an editorial rebuke for 
its indifference, or worse, as the Orient has been 
forced to utter this fall? 

John Clair Minot '96. 

seems well here to suggest Get Busy! 

To the Editor of the Orient: 

It is a subject for general concern when an 
authorized report from two lower classes, each 
enrolling well over 100. members, shows an at- 
tendance of fourteen and eight respectively, at 
advertised class meetings. Such lack of inter- 
est in the government and issues of class business 
cannot but in some measure be indicative of the 
degree of future consideration promised along all 
lines of College activity. If only eight out of 
143 Freshmen are sufficiently interested in class 
achievement and the conducting of its business, 
that eight has our sympathy and the class our 

Such conditions are particularly marked and 
provoke concern because they are in the two 
lower classes, for in them is the neucleus for 
future example and incentive for later-day Fresh- 
men. If the present condition's :ire a barometer 
for future, it is not a very difficult matter to 
prophesy a most undi siiable situaticn. "What is 
the matter" has been been asked long enough; it 



The Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha of Maine, will hold 
a banquet Dec. 5 at the Falmouth Hotel, Port- 
land. This is the first banquet that has been given 
by the local chapter at this time of the year. In 
the past the chapter has only held a meeting at 
Commencement time when the new members are 
initiated. The price of the banquet will be two 
dollars a plate. It is to be given under the direc- 
tion of the literary committee which consists of 
the following: Rev. Samuel V. Cole '74 of Nor- 
ton, Mass., Dr. Marshall P. Cram '04 of Bruns- 
wick, Rev. Charles P. Cutler '81, Waban, Mass., 
Henry S. Chapman '91 of Boston, and Philip G. 
Clifford '03 of Portland. The officers of the 
Chapter are: President, Frederic H. Gerrish '66, 
M.D., LL.D. ; Vice-President, Professor Frank 
E. Woodruff, A.M.; Secretary and Treasurer, 
Professor George T. Files '89, Ph.D. 

The Bowdoin Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa was 
established in 1825. It received its charter, dated 
October 25, 1824, from the Yale Chapter. The 
charter was issued to "William Allen, Parker 
Cleaveland and any other member of the society 
residing in Brunswick or its vicinity." The 
foundation meeting was held on the anniversary 
of Washington's Birthday, February 22, 1825, 
and continued with several adjournments until 
Sept. 7. The Bowdoin Chapter is the sixth in 
order of establishment, following William and 
Mary, Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth, and Union. 

Among the most prominent Phi Beta Kappa 
men in this country are President Wilson, ex- 
Presidents Taft and Roosevelt, and ex-Justice 

At a meeting of the Debating Council last 
Tuesday night, Norton '18 resigned as chairman 
of the IBowdoin Interscholastic Debating League. 
A new manager will be appointed shortly. Albion 
'18 resigned as assistant manager of the Debating 
Council, and Coburn '18 was chosen for the place. 


Active preparations are being made by the 
committee for the Christmas dance, one of the 
most delightful social functions of the year. 

Excellent music has been secured and some 
surprises in the line of novelties will be pre- 
sented. It is sincerely hoped that the College 
will give its support to the coming affair in order 
that its repetition in the future may be assured. 
The price of the dance will be reasonable. 



The Bowdoin Club of Bangor held its first 
monthly supper for the year at the Penobscot 
Exchange recently. Dr. Daniel A. Robinson 'y^^ 
presided as toastmaster. A letter from the 
]\'Iasque and Gown requesting assistance from the 
alumni in staging a play in Bangor during the 
early part of December was read and approved. 
A committee composed of William D. Ireland 
'i6, Donald F. Snow, Esq. 'oi, and Frank L. Bass, 
Esq. '07, was appointed to make arrangements 
for such a performance. A letter of greeting 
from President Hyde was also read, and speeches 
were made by several of the members. Forty-one 
alumni were present at the banquet. 

With scarcely three weeks remaining before 
the opening night, the two casts for the Masque 
and Gown plays are rehearsing overtime. The 
measurements have been completed for the cos- 
tumes and the quaint, old fashioned garbs are 
well in the making. 

A tentative plan would have it that Biddeford 
and Saco be included in the Portland trip. That 
would mean either that the Portland date comes 
between these two engagements, or that both 
places would be visited before Portland. The 
plan however is merely tentative and Portland 
seems to be the onlv sure date. 


A number of interesting books have recently 
been added to the Library. 

Of interest to history and government students 
is 'The Origin and Growth of the .American 
Constitution," by Hannis Taylor; and "With 
Americans of Past and Present Days," by J. J. 
Jusserared, French Ambassador to the United 
States. He dedicates his book "To the Thirteen 
Original States," and in his preface he writes in 
a pleasing manner of his relations with the Amer- 
ican people during his thirteen years in this 

A volume of particular interest in view of the 
present dye problem in America is "Dyeing in 
America and Germany," by S. H. Higgins of the 
Manchester (England) School of Technology. 
"The Christian Ethic of War" and "The Cam- 
paign of Trafalgar" by J. S. Corbett, lecturer in 
History to the Naval War College of England, 
are two other books on phases of war. 

"Letters of Queen Victoria" is a noteworthy 
collection, and "Hawthorne and His Publisher" 
sliould stimulate the interest of all Bowdoin men. 

aOitt) tbe JFacultp 

President Hyde attended a meeting of the 
Board of Overseers of Harvard University yes- 

Professor Johnson and Dean Sills received a 
great hand when they appeared on the screen 
last week in the "Romance of Brunswick." 

Professor Woodruff preached at the North 
Deering Congregational Church in Portland or. 
Sunday, November 12. 

Professor Files has been having extensive al- 
terations and repairs made on his residence dur- 
ing the fall, including a large sun parlor on the 
southern side. 

Dean Sills will lecture at Hobart College next 
Friday on the subject "Politics in Theory ant" 

Mr. MacCormick will visit several of the Maine 
preparatory schools shortly. 

Dn tbe Campus 

The Boston Globe Sunday ran pictures of 
Chapman and Shumway for the All-Maine foot- 
ball team. 

"Major" Slocum '13 became a captain last 
week when he was elected head of the loth Com- 
pany, C. A. C, N. G. S. M. 

G. F. Gary '88, A. C. Kinsey '16 and G. E. 
Beal '16 were on the campus last week. 

The Saturday Club will hold a reception and 
loan exhibit at the Walker Art Building next 
Tuesday. Many rare pieces of art will be shown 
and the ladies will serve tea and light refresh- 

Stetson '18 and McGorrill '19 rendered r 
pleasing string duet with organ accompaniment 
in chapel Sunday. 

Chapel warnings appeared last week and were 
as numerous as usual. 

The Sophomores trimmed the Freshmen Sat- 
urday by the largest score that has been rolled up 
in these games for ten years. 

Regular gymnasium work commences after 

The mid-semester review of classes took place 
at the Faculty meeting yesterday. Warnings were 
issued and will appear Wednesday. 

Dave Kelley '16, who was on the campus over 
the week-end, made things lively with the piano 
at the Union between the halves of the Freshman- 
Sophomore game. 

The Deutscher Verein will hold its opening 
'T'eeting with Professor Files at his residence or 
Tuesday evening, Dec. 5. A number of men will 
be taken in at this time, with the customary five 
minute speech in German. 



The first cut in the Orient squad will be made 
before the Christmas vacation. 

Many of the fraternities will hold Christmas 
house parties and dances in connection with the 
College dance on Dec. 22. 


Hall of the Kappa Chapter of Psi Upsilon 
Whereas : Our Divine Father in His infinite 
wisdom has seen fit to call to the Great Beyond 
Brother William Perry of the class of 1877, and 
Whereas : We, the members of the Kappa 
Chapter of Psi Upsilon desire to express our 
sorrow at his death, therefore be it 

Resolved : That the Chapter extend to his be- 
reaved friends and relatives its deepest sym- 
pathy; and be it 

Resolved : That we, the members of his fra- 
ternity, do mourn most deeply the loss of our 

Frank Durham Hazeltine, 
John Bolton Sloggett, 
James Fuller Ingraham, 

For the Chapter. 

Hall of the Kappa of Psi Upsilon 

Nov. 22, 1916. 
The Kappa of Psi Upsilon learns with the 
deepest regret of the sudden death of her be- 
loved alumnus, Brother John Edwin Walker of 
the class of '81. Therefore be it 

Resolved, That the Kappa Chapter of Psi Up- 
silon extend its deep sympathy to his bereaved 
family and great host of friends. 

Frank Durham Hazeltine^ 
John Bolton Sloggett, 
James Fuller Ingraham, 

For the Chapter. 

Hall of the Kappa Chapter of Psi Upsilon 
Nov. 20, 1916. 

The Kappa Chapter of Psi Upsilon wishes to 
place on record her appreciation of her loss in 
the death of Howard Rollin Ives of the Class of 

Though 39 years of age, he was one of the 
leaders of the Cumberland Bar. A great future 
was before him, and his death deprives his city, 
his State, and his country of the services of an 
upright character, a keen mind, and a noble life. 

The loss to the public is great, but the loss to 
his friends is irreparable. He drew them to him, 
not only by a subtle charm of manner, but by a 
strength bred of high ideals and their accom- 

He was true to those things in his life which 

stood for the best. Psi Upsilon was one of these. 
In his death the Chapter has lost a loyal brother. 
Frank Durham Hazeltine, 
John Bolton Sloggett, 
_ James Fuller Ingraham, 

November 18, 1916. 
Hall of Eta of Theta Delta Chi 
It is with sincere regret that the Eta records 
the death of Brother Melvin Horace Orr of the 
class of 1884. 

Attaining prominence in his chosen profession, 
he was respected by colleagues and all who knew 

The Eta keenly feels his loss and her deep sym- 
pathy goes out to his family in their sorrow. 
Earle Warren Cook, 
Robert Green halgh Albion, 
Hugh Addison Mitchell, 

For the Charge. 





Tuesday, 5 p. m.. Glee Club rehearsal, Music 

Deke Psi U dance at Psi U house. 

Zeta Psi dance at chapter house. 

Delta Upsilon dance at chapter houF.e. 

Kappa Sigma dance at Union. 

Beta Theta Pi dance at chapter house. 

Wednesday, 12.30 p. m.. Thanksgiving re- 
cess begins. 

Thursday, 3 p. m., social at Bowdoin Union 
for "Leftovers." 

Monday, 8.30 a. m., College exercises re- 

11.30 A. m., physical training begins. 

Tuesday, 7 p. m.. Phi Beta Kappa dinner, 
Falmouth Hotel, Portland. 

8 p. M. , Deutscher Verein meets with Pro- 
fessor Files. 

8 P. M., Annie Talbot Cale Lecture, Me- 
morial Hall. Topic, "Hawthorne." 

Friday, 8 p. m., second Annie Talbot Cole 
Lecture, Memorial Hall. "Longfellow." 

3tumni J13otc$ 

'48. — At the recent centennial exercises of the 
Bangor Theological Seminary a conspicuous 
figure was that of Rev. William C. Pond, the old- 
est alumnus of the Seminary. Dr. Pond was 
born in Cambridgeport, Mass., February 22, 1830, 
and after graduating from Bowdoin he studied 
for four years in the theological school. He 



was ordained in 1852, the same year in which he 
received his diploma from the seminary. 

At that time California was one of the frontier 
states, the wildest in the west. Dr. Pond took up 
the task of carrying spiritual guidance to the 
hordes of gold seekers, a task which was not only 
difficult but also dangerous. He persevered, how- 
ever, in the work and accomplished a great deal 
of good among the miners, who appreciated the 
labors of a sky-pilot in their behalf. 

When, as the land became more thickly settled, 
the need of a missionary to carry the Gospel to 
the miners became less acute, and towns with 
their churches began to fill the position in a much 
more efficient manner. Dr. Pond began to turn 
his attention to another field. Among the thou- 
sands of Chinese, who were recent arrivals in the 
state, he went as a missionary. In time he be- 
came state superintendent of the Chinese mis- 
sions of California. He received his degree D.D. 
in 1888. 

'59. — General Henry Clay Wood, U. S. A., re- 
tired, who has made his home in Farmington for 
seven years, will spend the winter in Portland. 
He saw distinguished service in the battle of Wil- 
son's Creek for which he received a Con- 
gressional medal of honor. 

'70. — Hon. William E. Spear, formerly of 
Rockland, Me., died suddenly in Boston, Nov. 2. 

Judge Spear was born in Rockland, Me., 1847. 
He was a graduate of the Bangor Theological 
Seminary, of the class of 1873, from which he 
entered the ministry. He held several pastorates 
in Maine and New Hampshire during the years 
immediately following his graduation from the 
seminary, after which he spent a year of travel 
and study in Europe and in Palestine. 

Upon his return from abroad he entered the 
office of A. P. Gould in Thomaston for the pur- 
pose of studying law. In 1879 he was admitted 
to the Massachusetts bar and he began a law prac- 
tise which lasted many years. In 1892 he was 
elected to a judgeship, and in 1898, after the 
close of the Spanish-American war, he was" sent 
to Paris as interpreter for the Peace Commis- 
sion. Following his return to this country, he 
was appointed to the head of the Spanish Claims 
Department with headquarters at Washington. 
At the expiration of ten years he was obliged, 
owing to failing health, to resign his position. 
He returned to Boston and later resumed his 
law practise. 

Judge Spear was an accomplished linguist and 
could speak French, German, Spanish and Italian 
fluently. He was much interested in military tac- 
tics and in his leisure moments wrote a book on 

the Civil War entitled "The North and the 
South." At the time of his death he had com- 
pleted another book on the same subject. He 
traveled extensively both in this country and in 
Europe, his summers for the last twenty years 
being spent entirely in European travel. 

'81. — J. E. Walker, who has been serving the 
last few years as prison physician at the State 
Penitentiary at Thomaston, died last week. 

'94. — Rev. George C. DeMott has recently 
taken up the duties of rector of St. Stephen's 
Church in Portland. Since his graduation from 
Bowdoin, Rev. DeMott has studied at the 
Bangor Theological Seminary, at the General 
Theological Seminary in New York, and Colum- 
bia University. In 1914 he was ordained a 
deacon of the Protestant Episcopal Church, and 
a short time later was ordained to the priesthood. 
Since then he has served as assistant rector and 
rector of St. John's Church in Jersey City, one of 
the largest Episcopal Churches in the country. 

'98. — Hon. Percival P. Baxter of Portland has 
been re-elected to the Legislature again this 
winter. He was a member of the House in 1905, 
of the Senate in 1909, and has once more been 
elected to the House. He is understood to be very 
likely to be the presiding officer of the next 

'98. — Howard R. Ives, a member of the firm of 
Verrill, Hale, Booth and Ives, died at his home 
on Cape Elizabeth, Nov. 10. He had been ill but 
a few days with a severe cold when double pneu- 
monia set in and resulted fatally. 

Mr. Ives was born in West Point, N. Y., in 
1877. He fitted for College at Phillips-Exeter 
Academy, and after his graduation from Bow- 
doin he studied in Germany for a year before 
entering the Harvard Law School. Soon after 
receiving his degree from this institution he was 
admitted to the Cumberland bar. For several 
years he had been engaged actively in the 
Eastern Steamship Corporation case as one of the 
counsel for the corporation and was well versed 
in the peculiarities of the Federal court prac- 
tise as well as the court proceedure of the vari- 
ous courts in the State. 

He was a prominent clubman of Portland, 
and an enthusiastic yachtsman. He was a mem- 
ber of the School Board and was also appointed 
to the Recreation Board when that board was 

'99. — Rev. Fred R. Marsh has accepted a call 
to the Union Congregational Church, Jackson- 
ville, Florida. He entered upon his new charge 
the first of last October. 

'06. — Chester C. Tuttle has been appointed 


Superintendent of the Schools of Hebron, Buck- 
field, and Hartford, Me. His residence is in 

'07. — At a meeting of the board of directors of 
the Security Trust Co. of Rockland, Me., Glenn 
A. Lawrence of the Lawrence Canning Co., was 
elected a member of the board. 

'10. — Carlton W. Eaton, assistant professor of 
forestry at the University of Maine, is a candi- 
date for the office of State forestry commissioner. 
Mr. Eaton graduated from the Yale Forestry 
School after receiving his degree at Bowdoin. 
Since then he has been in New Mexico, in the 
forestry service of the United States Government 
for two years, previous to holding his position at 
the University of Maine. 

e.i'-'io. — News of the wedding of Henry G. In- 
gersoll and Miss Gertrude E. Coombs has been 
received. The ceremony, which took place at the 
bride's home in Belfast, Me., was performed by 
Rev. J. Wilbur Richardson of the Belfast Bap- 
tist Church. 

The bride is a graduate of St. Joseph's Con- 
vent Academy in Portland, Me. After a trip to 


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'ii. — Waldo F. Skillin (Medic '14) was mar- 
ried to Miss Josephine A. Feury of Portland, Oct. 
31. Their residence will be 448 Broadway, So. 
Portland, Me. 

'15. — S. A. Melcher, who has been connected 
with the Home Office of the Travelers Insurance 
Company, Hartford, Conn., for the past year, has 
been transferred to the Baltimore Branch Office 
of that company as cashier of that office. 

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The following baseball schedule has been ar- 
ranged by Manager MacCormick and has been 
approved by the faculty : ' 

April II Harvard at Cambridge. 

April 12 Wesleyan at Middletown 

April 13 Pending. 

April 14 Amherst at Amherst. 

April 19 Bates at Lewiston. (Exhibition). 

April 21 Pending. 

April 28 N. H. College at Brunswick. 

May 2 Maine at Brunswick. 

May 5 Colby at Waterville. 

May 9 Colby at Brunswick. 
~ May 12 N. H. College at Durham. 

May 16 Tufts at Brunswick. 

May 19 Tufts at Medford. 

May 23 Exeter Academy at Brunswick. 

May 26 Maine at Orono. 

May 30 Bates at Lewiston. 

June I Bates at Brunswick. 

June 20 Alumni game. 

Dr. Frederick A. Cleveland, director of the 
Bureau of Municipal Research of New York 
City, will lecture next Monday evening on "Ef- 
ficiency in Municipal Research." The lecture 
was postponed from Nov. 20I The time of the 
Freshman-Sophomore debate will be changed. 


On Saturday evening the first of a series of 
informal College dances will be held in the 
Union. The success of the informal dancing at 
the Thanksgiving Social influenced the Union 
Governors to decide upon this means of giving 
the student body an attraction for Saturday eve- 
ning on the campus. It is planned to have four 
of the dances during the next few months. The 
music will be either Victrola or piano, and re- 
freshments will be served. The capacity of the 
Union is about fifty couples, and no more than 
this number will be admitted. An admission fee 
of half a dollar has been decided upon. 

The dances will be strictly informal, without 
dress suits or even dance orders, and will com- 
mence and close at fairly early hours. These 

dances will form a good means to keep the stu- 
dents on the campus Saturday evenings, and they 
will not have the formality of the regular Col- 
lege and fraternity dances. Saturday evening 
will indicate the student interest in the project, 
and the Union will probably be filled to the limit. 
The cornmittee in charge of the dances are Pro- 
fessor Langley, and Marston '17. 

The subject for the Bradbury debate has been 
chosen. It is, resolved : that the United States 
could better defend the Western hemisphere by 
an agreement with Great Britain than by present 
policy known as Monroe Doctrine. 

Negotiations for a debate this year with the 
University of Vermont are being considered and 
the decision will depend largely upon the inter- 
est and support of the students given. 


Hockey may be recognized as a varsity sport 
this year and a team made up to play other col- 
leges. Last year the College organized a team 
under the name of the Brunswick Hockey Club, 
which beat Bates team twice, which played in 
Portland and which had an. invitation to com- 
pete in Canada, but could not accept the offer as 
they had no official backing. 

Without doubt the College could have a strong 
team for there is excellent material. In the 
games between classes and fraternities on the 
rink during the last two years sufficient material 
has been found for a College team. 

. Last year the team played on a rink near Hub- 
bard Hall. On account of the surroundings, the 
dimensions, though containing the standard area, 
were out of proportion. This year, it was hoped, 
the Delta would be turned into a rink, but the 
lack of finances made it impossible. Consequently 
the team has resorted to the old place. They are 
preparing to put up the sideboard in the near 

The Athletic Council has been considering 
making hockey a varsity sport and awarding let- 
ters, perhaps a B crossed with a hockey stick. 
Probably it will be put on a par with fencing 
rather than with the other four major sports. 



The Rifle Club has entered a team to compete 
in the annual intercollegiate indoor match to be- 
gin in January, 1917. This match, which con- 
sists of twelve weekly competitions, is open to 
all undergraduate club members in good 
scholastic standing. The team will be chosen 
each week from the ten high practice guns. The 
distance shot is 50 feet, slow fire, from prone ; no 
artificial support except a sling will be allowed. 
Two sighting shots will be permitted, and 20 
shots will be scored for a record. A ten ring tar- 
get with a half inch bull ring is to be used. 

The club has purchased two Savage gallery 
rifles. These guns weigh 8j^ pounds and have 
a three-pound trigger pull. The rear sight is a 
peep, and the front sight a fine lead. Twenty- 
two hundredths calibre shot ammunition will 
be supplied to the club at gross cost. Ar- 
rangements are being made with the Guard 
for the armory range, and notice will be 
given of hours for club use. It is hoped to 
shoot three afternoons and one evening each 
week, and we need consistent attendance of every 
member who has used a gun or who cares to 


Friday evening, December 15th, the Masque 
and Gown will give its first performance of the 
year at Pythian Temple in Portland. The Bow- 
doin Club of Portland has charge of all arrange- 
. ments and admission is by invitation only, a thou- 
sand having been issued by the committee. Danc- 
ing will follow the performance. 

The play to be presented is "Master Pierre 
Patelin," a French farce of the fourteenth cen- 
tury, which was given with great success last 
season by the Washington Square Players of 
New York. The scenery and costumes, as well 
as the play itself, are decidedly novel and inter- 
esting and different from anything the club has 
ever done before. Inasmuch as "Pierre Patelin" 
requires little more than an hour for presenta- 
tion, a one-act play "Indian Summer," also a 
translation from the French, will be given as a 
curtain-raiser. It is a charming, sentimental 
comedy and will provide a marked contrast to the 
"Patelin," which is a farce, full of broad comedy, 
both in character and situation. 


Paying tribute to Longfellow and Hawthorne 
as two of Bowdoin's most famous Alumni, Dr. 
William Lyon Phelps of Yale University opened 
the first of the Annie Talbot Cole Lectures last 
Friday evening. 


Widely read in this and in foreign countries 
Longfellow excelled as the poet of the people. 
His broad rather than deep insight into human 
nature, combined with treatment of familiar 
scenes and objects, made him such. Longfellow's 
versatility is shown by the wide range of poetical 
forms attempted by him, ranging from the sonnet 
to the epic. His great American epic "Hia- 
watha" has a lasting charm for all readers. 

Having no obscruity or strangeness peculiar 
to Tennyson, Spenser and other great poets, 
Longfellow wrote with typical American op- 
timism always in evidence. With the exception 
perhaps of few poems on the sea he was dis- 
tinctly a poet of the library, his love of books 
remaining with him to the last. 


Hawthorne is the greatest creative artist and 
the greatest prose writer that American letters 
have produced. His greatness consists very 
largely in his style, which is supreme above that 
of all other American writers. Cooper wrote 
popular stories which have been translated and 
read all over the world, but Cooper's style was 
abominable and translation improved rather than 
detracted from his style. Hawthorne's style was 
so wonderful that translation spoiled his works, 
and although his books have not yet had the pop- 
ular universal reading that Cooper's work en- 
joyed, yet he by far excels the author of The 
Last of the Mohicans. Compared with Poe, 
Hawthorne's art is finer and higher. Poe is 
thrilling, exultant : Hawthorne is subdued, low 
toned. Poe appeals to the senses : Hawthorne to 
the mind. Poe was inventive, and his brilliancy 
shows itself on the surface. Hawthorne was 
imaginative, and imaginative art always yields 
less on first examination. Although Hawthorne 
does not seize or "grip the reader" at once, yet 
he makes a deep and permanent impression too 
subtle to explain. 

Hawthorne's method of writing was original. 
He usually created a shadowy region, a terrestial 
atmosphere with a suggestion of the spiritual, 
covering his story with a veil of fantasy. He 
was an ideal realist, not romantic or an idealist — 
but a realist because of the real passions and 
deeds which he described. He excels in his 
analysis of men and women and spiritual things. 
His greatest theme was sin and the development 
of the soul through the experience of sin. In his 
short story "Ethan Brand," he takes up the mat- 
ter of the unpardonable sin, Ethan Brand, the 
young man, started out in search of the unpar- 
donable sin. After much traveling he finds the 


sin right with him in his own heart, and defines 
it as intellctual selfishness or the development 
of the intellect at the expense of the heart. 
Hawthorne had a suspicion that he himself was 
guilty of this sin. It worried him and his con- 
stant consideration of the matter blossomed forth 
in the short story. What Professor Phelps char- 
acterized as the greatest novel on which Haw- 
thorne's fame largely depends, is The Scarlet Let- 
ter, an allegory founded on the Puritanical con- 
sciousness of sin. The art of the Scarlet Letter 
he said is practically perfect. 

For the benefit of the students remaining on 
the campus during the Thanksgiving recess, a so- 
cial was held in the Union on Thursday after- 
noon, November 30th. About forty students were 
present, and an equal number of the young ladies 
of Brunswick and vicinity under the patronage of 
the ladies of the faculty and Miss Anna 
Smith, Mrs. Charles A. Oilman and Miss Maud 
Mason. The committee of the Christian Associa- 
tion in charge of the program consisted of Pro- 
fessor Langley, Marston '17 and Cole '19. 

Those attending the social enjoyed informal 
dancing with music furnished by the Victrola, 
card, billiard and pool playing. Refreshments of 
ice cream, cake, sandwiches, salted nuts, etc., 
were supplied by the patronesses. 

Bishop Benjamin Brewster, the successor of 
the late Bishop Robert Codman in the diocese of 
Maine, will be the College preacher next Sunday. 
Bishop Brewster was called to the Maine dio- 
cese from Colorado where he was a missionary 
bishop, but he is a New Englander and a Yale 
graduate. The bishop has already become popu- 
lar in Portland and throughout the state, and he 
will be heard with interest by the College next 


Last Monday evening the Saturday Club held 
a reception and loan exhibit in the Walker Art 
Building. In the Bowdoin Gallery hung paint- 
ings and silhouettes ; in the Boyd Gallery rare 
china, silver, jewelry and miniatures were dis- 
played on silks and laces and contained in two 
long cases. 

Such painters as Ben Foster, W. W. Gilchrist 
and John Calvin Stevens had pictures in the ex- 
hibit. A beautiful landscape by Foster, loaned by 
William Sewall of Bath, was much admired ; the 
latest gift to the art collection, and a picture 

never before exhibited, was an autumn scene by 
the same artist, given by Mrs. Bradbury Beddell 
of Philadelphia. Gilchrist contributed a portrait 
of John Calvin Stevens, also other water colors. 
Stevens himself was represented by three land- 
scapes in oil. 

A collection of very rare Edwards prints in 
fine coloring, loaned by Rev. Chauncey Good- 
rich, attracted favorable attention. 

Prominent in the exhibit were a number of old 
portraits : among them two Sullys loaned by Rev. 
Edward Johnson ; a Copley belonging to Mrs. 
Henry Johnson, and some most interesting family 
portraits loaned by Dr. Gilbert Elliott and the 
Gilman family. 

Pictures, china, silver and jewelry were all 
beautiful, but the general appearance of the gal- 
leries and rotunda made in the mind of the ob- 
server a picture more striking than that of any 
particular exhibit. Rare Oriental rugs on the 
floors, comfortable sofas around the edges of the 
rooms, and wonderful lighting combined to pro- 
duce a most beautiful effect. 

During the evening, between three and four 
hundreci persons visited the building. Most of 
the exhibit was loaned by Brunswick people. To 
Miss Anna E. Smith, president of the Saturday 
Club and curator of the art collections belongs 
the credit of arranging this most successful 


During the Thanksgiving vacation certain 
members of the sociology class assisted the Na- 
tional Committee on Prisons and Prison Labor in 
the investigation of prison conditions in Maine, 
Five men investigated conditions in their own 
counties : Call taking Piscataquis County : Spear, 
Knox County ; French, Penobscot County ; Bige- 
low, Oxford County, and Mooers, Somerset Coun- 
ty. The work was very interesting as well as 
being of great assistance to the National Com- 


A debate in English 5 was held Tuesday eve- 
ning at the debating room in the Library. The 
question was : Resolved, that attendance of Bow- 
doin students at moving picture shows should be 
greatly curtailed provided that means of curtail- 
ing it can be found. Niven '17 and Young '17 
upheld the affirmative, Bowdoin '17 and Spear '18, 
taking the negative. 

A vote of the audience gave the decision to 
the negative. 



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Vol. XLVI. DEC. 12, 1916 No. 22 

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

Proposed Syst^ of Athletic Training 

We have felt compelled, the last few weeks, to 
criticise severely certain conditions at Bowdoin 
College, particularly the lack of spirit shown by 
the student body in connection with football and 
track this fall. We mentioned the fact that this 
dead, spiritless attitude was becoming true of us 
in nearly all our relations, in our studies, our 
athletics, our class-meetings, and practically all 
of our undertakings. We feel certain that the 
dangers of this condition of mind are apparent to 
all and that everyone here will be eager to sup- 

port any measure intended to lessen or remove 

Therefore, after a brief survey of the situation 
in a few typical New England colleges of our 
own size, we propose that Bowdoin College adopt 
a sj'Stem of compulsory athletic training. We ad- 
vocate a system whereby participation in some 
form of athletics shall be required of every under- 
graduate, at least the first two or three years, 
along lines to be worked out more completely at 
a later time but roughly as follows : Men should 
be allowed a choice of football, track, cross- 
country, tennis, and such other games as seem 
adapted to conditions here, perhaps golf, boxing 
and wrestling, fencing, and others as they seem 
desirable, as well of course as exercise in the 
gymnasium for those who prefer. During the 
winter and spring baseball would be added, and 
perhaps handball and soccer. When a pool is 
added to our equipment, swimming would pro- 
vide still another sport. Participation in some 
one of these forms of athletics would be re- 
quired throughout the year, two or three hours 
a week, and attendance would be regulated along 
lines similar to those now employed in winter 
track and baseball. Coaches would be provided 
for the major sports and inter-class and inter- 
fraternity contests would be promoted to the 
utmost. All emphasis would /be placed on par- 
ticipation by a large number and an opportunity 
for everyone, especially those not of varsity 
calibre, to take part in their favorite games with 
others of about equal ability. 

The advantages- to be derived from the adop- 
tion of this system appear to us to be two-fold. 
In the first place, and this is our most powerful 
argument, each individual would secure certain 
definite benefits. We quote here Dr. Fauver, the 
director of physical education at Wesleyan, who 
says, 'T believed that athletics ofifered one of the 
best means of physical training. It seemed to me 
that a course in physical training should accom- 
plish certain ends. It should provide for certain 
healthy, recreative exercise ; it should train the 
student in some form of activity which he would 
enjoy after he was out of college; it should pro- 
mote neuro-muscular control resulting in the abil- 
ity to handle one's body with ease and grace : 
and it should be corrective. It seemed to me that 
a system of gymnastics was corrective and pro- 
moted to some degree neuro-muscular control, 
but was not recreative and certainly did not give 
a student any form of activity which he would 
enjoy after his college days were behind him. ' It 
seemed to me, also, that neuro-muscular control 
could be secured more naturally in the practice 



of natural movements in athletics than in the 
practice of artificial movements in the gj'm- 

Statistics from Wesleyan and from Amherst, 
showing the large percentage of the student body 
taking part in some form of sport, go to prove 
the worth of this system. The student and the 
idle undergraduate who enters into no college 
activities, are both benefitted by the recreation, 
the play, the spirit of contest, and the physical 
improvements to be gained from it. Most of us 
are lazy and too inclined to neglect regular ex- 
ercise. This system would provide us with that 
together with the other features mentioned above. 
It seems to us that every man should support this 
system primarily for his own good. 

In the second place, it is indisputable that Bow- 
doin's varsity teams would be built up and im- 
proved to a marked degree by the introduction of 
this system. Colleges where this work is re- 
quired only in the Freshman year report an 
almost unbroken string of victories by the Fresh- 
man teams over the Sophomores. No better 
method has been suggested of trying out each 
man and discovering his hidden capability for 
football or track. We could have class teams and 
the varsity would never lack a second and third 
squad to practice with. Every college that has 
adopted this plan reports a large increase in the 
number of candidates for the teams, and greater 
athletic success is a natural result. 

Finally we believe that this plan, while not a 
Utopian ideal nor a panacea for all the ills of 
our college society, would result in a marked im- 
provement in class and college spirit, and that 
the benefit to us, as a result of being awakened 
from our sluggishness, would be tangible. 

This measure is not radical. Amherst. Wes- 
leyan and Williams are strong adherents of it. 
Colgate, Middlebury, the University of Penn- 
sylvania, Cornell, and the University of Wiscon- 
sin are other prominent exponents of the plan in 
some form. It may not be practicable, on account 
of the expense involved, for us to put this scheme 
into operation at once for all classes, but we can 
make a start. We advocate adopting it for the 
entering class next year, with the intention of 
developing it further as soon as practicable. In 
this attempt we want the support of all Bowdoin 
men. We ask for comments and suggestions, 
especially from the alumni, and we appeal to the 
undergraduates for a careful consideration of it. 
The faculty will probably be willing to try it out 
if we show our interest, and for that purpose we 
ask for the cooperation of all who desire the im- 
provement of conditions at Bowdoin. 

December 7, 1916. 

Whereas, the Student Council of Bowdoin Col- 
lege is of the unanimous opinion that the present 
system of physical training does not bring the 
greatest benefit to the greatest number of men, 

Whereas, the outlines of a proposed change to 
another system of physical training, already in 
use in other colleges of our type, are given in 
the editorial in the current Orient, and 

Whereas, the Student Council is of the unani- 
mous opinion that the inauguration of the pro- 
posed system, at least in reference to the incom- 
ing Freshman class, would be of the greatest 
benefit to the men individually, to the College 
athletic teams, and toward the development of a 
strong healthy College spirit. 

Therefore, be it resolved that. 

The Student Council of Bowdoin College puts 
itself on record as unanimously in favor of the 
idea underlying the change proposed by the 
Orient and recommends the Orient's article to> 
the serious consideration of undergraduates,, 
alumni and faculty of Bowdoin. 


The 140th anniversary of the founding of the 
Phi Beta Kappa fraternity at William and JVIary 
was observed by the Alpha of Maine at the Fal- 
mouth Hotel in Portland last Tuesday evening. 
This is the first time that such a banquet has been 
held, the meetings usually being confined to the 
annual initiation at Commencement. It is prob- 
able that the banquet will become an annual in- 
stitution and steps were taken for the organiza- 
tion of the society in the state. 

Professor Grosvenor of Amherst, the president 
of the United Chapters, Dean Stevens of the Uni- 
versity of Maine, Dean Sills, J. L, Liscomb of the 
Beta Chapter at Colby, and Professor Johnson 
were the speakers. There were 55 in attendance, 
including the following faculty men who wear the 
key : Professors Johnson, Woodruff, Moody, 
Whittier, Files, Sills, Catlin, Cram, Nixon, Me- 
serve and Mr. MacCormick. The undergraduate 
members were also in attendance. 


A most attractive Bowdoin calendar has been 
published under the management of Sampson '17 
and MacCormick '18. 

The cover is of gray limp leather with Bow- 
doin, MCMXVII, and the Bowdoin seal em- 
bossed. In the seal the colors black and white 
are carefully blended. The frontispiece is a full 



page view of Chapman Walk ; on the last page 
is an exterior view of the Art Building. Three 
pages are given up to photographs of the College 
buildings, including the Chapel, Memorial Hall 
entrance, interior of the Union, the Cleaveland 
Cabinet and Hubbard Hall. One page is devoted 
to football, one to track and another to the Glee 
Club, showing the dignitaries in all these activ- 

It is an exceptionally fine number and should 
find ready sale. This calendar went on sale yes- 
terday and may be obtained from Sampson at 
the Beta House, MacCormick at the Delta U 
House, at the College Store, Chandler's, and at 
Loring, Short and Harmon's in Portland, All 
orders from alumni and others will be promptly 
attended to. The price this year, although the 
cost of leather and paper has greatly increased, 
will be one dollar as usual. 


Tournaments in billiards and pool are being 
planned by the Union Governors to start directly 
after the Christmas vacation. The games are to 
be played on the Union tables under the following 
conditions : 

Each player entered in either tournament shall 
play one game with every other player in that 
tournament. There will be three prizes whose 
total value for each tournament shall depend 
upon the number of entries. For each game of 
pool the contestants together shall pay a sum of 
twenty cents, and for each game of billiards a 
sum of thirty cents. In pool the break shall be 
open, but every pocket thereafter must be called. 
A pool game shall consist of 25 points, and in 
hilliards of 50 points. 

Each contestant, winner or loser, shall imme- 
diately report his number of points for the game 
at the desk. No contestants shall hold a table 
for tournament purposes for more than an hour, 
if at the end of that time any other player wishes 
to use it. Practice play or extra-tournament 
games must be paid for at the usual rates. The 
winners of the tournaments shall be those who 
have scored the highest number of points. In 
case of a tie, the play-off shall be two games out 
of three. 



December 12 — That the various States should 

enact laws providing for absent voting. Crane, 

Keubler vs. Allen, Gardner. Chairman, Bow- 


December 19 — That the so-called daylight sav- 

ing scheme should be adopted. Coburn, Spear vs. 
Bowdoin, Niven. Chairman, Coombs. 

January 2 — Assigned readings, etc., problems 
of triangular debating. 

January 9 — That the United States should es- 
tablish a temporary protectorate in Mexico. 
Coombs, Young vs. Gardner, Keubler. Chair- 
man, Allen. 

January 16 — That Congress should enact laws 
providing for compulsory arbitration of indus- 
trial disputes. Niven, Spear vs. Allen, Crane. 
Chairman, Gardner. 

January 23 — That the United States should in- 
augurate an international league to enforce peace. 
Bowdoin, Coombs vs. Coburn, Young. Chair- 
man, Kuebler. 


Guy W. Leadbetter, captain of Bowdoin's foot- 
ball and track teams last year, has proved a valu- 
able asset to the squad of Johns Hopkins during 
the season just closed. The Johns Hopkins Nezvs- 
Letter spoke in the highest terms of his work in 
the Western Maryland-Johns Hopkins game 
when it printed the following article : "The 
'Meds' added both weight and experience to the 
team. The work of^ Leadbetter a former Bow- 
doin captain played one of the best games at 
tackle ever witnessed on Homefield Field." 
Again the Baltimore Sun spoke of the coming 
Haverford game. "Well they may start the subs 
but after they have bumped against Leadbetter 
and company a few times, it is a reasonable 
conjecture that they'll take them out and put in 
veterans." Besides playing wonderful and con- 
sistent football, he is taking an active part in the 
scholastic and social work. 

a:^itt) ti)e JTacultp 

Professors Hormell, McClean, and Milne were 
among those who took part in the entertainment 
given by the Madisses Club of the First Parish 
Congregational Church at the vestry Tuesday 

Professor Moody attended the convention of 
the Associated Mathematics Teachers of New 
England in Boston last Friday. 

Professor Files has recently spoken twice in 
behalf of good roads for Maine. On December 
I he advocated a mill tax for road money before 
the Maine Hotel Keepers' Association at the Fal- 
mouth Hotel, Portland, and on December 7 he 
spoke on the same topic to the Gardiner Cham- 
ber of Commerce. 

Professor Files addressed the Topsham Grange 



Saturday night on the subject "Belgium and the 
Netherlands." The lecture was illustrated with 
lantern slides. 

Professor Burnett spent the Thanksgiving re- 
cess in Holyoke, Mass. 

Professor Davis on December i and 2 attended 
the meeting in New York of the National Asso- 
ciation of Academic Teachers of Public Speak- 

Professor Langley spoke Tuesday to the Men's 
Brotherhood of the First Baptist Church of Bath. 
On Sunday morning, December 10, he addressed 
the students of Hebron in the academy chapel. 

Professor Langley has begun an investigation 
of the mechanical drawing work in the Maine 
preparatory schools, with the idea of standardiz- 
ing the work and estimating its value from the 
point of view of College entrance requirements. 

Mr. MacCormick spoke last Monday to the 
Teachers' Club of Lisbon Falls. He attend- 
ed the annual Hebron football banquet Friday 
evening, and on Sunday he addressed a men's 
meeting at the Bath Y. M C. A. 
and Philadelphia during the Thanksgiving recess. 

Professor Hormell spoke to the Men's Class of 
the High Street Congregational Church of Lew- 
iston, last Sunday, upon "Business Men and the 
City Business." 

Professor Hormell spent last Wednesday 
morning in Augusta, conducting an investigation 
of municipal revenues, the results of which are 
to be embodied as partial information in a bulle- 
tin soon to be issued by the College. Professor 
Hormell is to give to this bulletin' the title 
''Sources of Municipal Revenue in Maine." In 
his work at Augusta he obtained much informa- 
tion from the State Auditor, the City Treasurer 
and City Clerk. 

Professor Catlin addressed the Shakespeare 
Club in Lisbon Falls on "Industry and Health" 
last Wednesday evening. 

©n tfte Campus 

The new 1917 college catalogue appeared yes- 

The Library Assistant examinations will be 
held Thursday. 

Applications for scholarships should be de- 
posited at the treasurer's office immediately. 

On Saturday night of the Thanksgiving recess 
an informal dance was given at the Delta Upsilon 

The Seniors will hold a class meeting in the 
Union at 7 o'clock Friday evening, Dec. 15, to 
elect officers. 

Lester F. Wallace g;r-'i8 is now studying at Co- 
lumbia University and is planning to return to 
Bowdoin next year. 

P. G. Clifford '03, a member of the Board of 
Overseers, was on the campus last week and vis- 
ited several classes. 

All those desiring position as attendants at 
Union for the second semester will present their 
applications to Marston '17. 

Opportunities will be given to make up physi- 
cal training on Tuesday at 3.30 p. m. and on Sat- 
urday at 2.30 until further notice. 

The majority of the fraternities will hold house 
dances on Thursday evening. Dec. 21, the night 
before the College Christmas dance. 

Burleigh '17, Crosby '17 and Philbrick '17 were 
at Cleveland, Ohio, last week, attending the an- 
nual convention of Delta Kappa Epsilon. 

Fencing practice will take place Monday, Wed- 
nesday and Friday at 4.30 p. m. and Tuesday and 
Thursday at 5 in the fencing room at the gym- 

Of the 85 girls at the Thanksgiving dances, 40 
came from Portland, 12 from Brunswick, six 
from Bath, and five each from Lewiston, Auburn, 
and Augusta. 

During the Thanksgiving recess the floor of 
the Union was sandpapered and varnished. This 
is an indication of the constant use which the 
Union has had d.uring the past year. 

There was a departure from tradition at the 
chapel on the morning after the Thanksgiving 
dances. The Seniors stuck to their posts and the 
guests left chapel in front of the student body. 

It is probable that the Interscholastic Debating 
League will include nine schools instead of eight 
as heretofore. A final announcement will be 
made as soon as the different high schools are 
heard from. 

J. L. Scott '18 recently passed the examinations 
for the second lieutenant's commission in the 
United States Coast Artillery Corps, and has left 
College. He will probably leave for his station 
the first of January. 

Graves '19 substituted for one of the regular 
Brunswick postmen on Thanksgiving Day. 

The Kennebec Journal of Saturday devoted a 
column to Professor Files' lecture on Good Roads 
at Gardiner Friday night. 

The Delta Us defeated the Kappa Sigs 5-0 in a 
fast game of tag football Saturday afternoon. 

•"Bowdoin students are well dressed every day 
now. They have sent their old clothes to the 
wounded in Europe." — Colby Echo. 

There will be a band rehearsal in Memorial 
Hall at seven o'clock next Friday evening. All 
members are urged to be present with their in- 



struments as new music demands their attention. 
There will also be an election of a new manager, 
vice Scott 'i8, who has resigned. 

The Psi U house was looted of its valuables 
last Tuesday evening, and there were prospects 
of considerable excitement before it was discov- 
ered that the affair was a practical joke. It leaked 
out when some of the members tried to prevent 
having the police notified, and the valuables were 

It has become known in the various prepara- 
tory schools concerning the scarcity of rooms in 
the College dormitories this year, and for the first 
time sub-Freshmen are making applications for 
rooms in the dormitories for the following year 
at such an early date. Students who have friends 
whom they know are planning to enter Bowdoin 
next year, would do well to advise them to make 
early application. 

alumni jfI3otes 

'58 — General Jonathan Prince Cilley of Rock- 
land, the only living charter member of the Maine 
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the Unit- 
ed States, attended the 50th anniversary banquet 
of the organization of the association which was 
held in the Falmouth Hotel, Portland, Wednes- 
day evening. Gen. Cilley is one of the oldest 
alumni of Bowdoin. It is interesting to note that 
Major General Joshua Chamberlain, also an 
alumnus of Bowdoin, was the first president of 
the Maine Chapter. 

'69. — Thomas H. Eaton, who has been cashier 
of the Chapman National Bank in Portland for 
more than twenty years, has left to accept a po- 
sition with a New York financial house. 

'91. — At the recent memorial service of Au- 
gusta Lodge of the Benevolent and Protective 
Order of Elks, Hon. Lewis A. Burleigh was the 
orator of the occasion and delivered the me- 
morial address. 

ex-'g^- — Arthur Bennett who had, until re- 
cently, been living in Hartford, Me., has once 
more moved to Lewiston, and has resumed his 
law practice. Eleven years ago Mr. Bennett was 
stricken with blindness, and after continuing his 
practise in law for four years under these great 
difficulties, he finally gave up this work and re- 
moved to Hartford. The death of his wife last 
spring, brought about the removal of Mr. Ben- 
net and his family to their new home at 99J/2 Ash 
St., Lewiston. 

'94. — Charles M. Leighton has been nominated 
for alderman of ward three, in the Portland elec- 

'96. — John Clair Minot has been elected a mem- 

ber of the board of overseers of Nasson Institute. 

(?.r-'o3 — Harold M. Stevens died in Battle 
Creek, Mich., Nov. 2i, after an illness which ex- 
tended over a half a year, but which had only 
recently assumed serious aspects. He was man- 
ager and part owner of the Bridgewater Mills 
just outside of Woodstock, Vt., and owned mills 
in Lowell, Mass. His own home was in Wood- 
stock, Vt., where he leaves a wife and two chil- 

Ml. Stevens was born in Portland, Me., 1883. 
After attending Bowdoin for two years he went 
to Arizona and ranched for nearly two years. He 
returned to New York City later and for several 
years working in wholesale houses, learning the 
things which finally gave him the opportunity to 
enter business for himself. 

'06. — James W. Sewall of Old Town, Me., has 
addressed the timber interests of Maine in a let- 
ter which proposes for their criticism a change 
in the present system of forestry administration. 
The purpose of this plan is to eliminate from such 
administration pernicious political influences, and 
admit consecutive policies of management and 

'06 — Ralph G. Webber was married to Miss 
Dora A. Stubbs of Augusta, Me., Nov. 28. The 
bride is a graduate of the Eastern Maine Confer- 
ence Seminary. Mr. Webber has at present a 
position in the office of the Vickery & Hill Pub- 
lishing Co., of Augusta. The couple will be at 
home after the first of the new year. 

'08 — The wedding of Chester A. Leighton to 
Miss Jeanne Lefevre, of Waterbury, Conn., has 
been announced. The couple will make their 
home in Rutherford, N. J., where Mr. Leighton 
has a position with the Sperry Engineering Co. 

"09. — Ernest L. Goodspeed of Randalph was 
married to Olive M. Paine of Hallowell recent- 
ly. He is the son of Judge L. W. Goodspeed. 
and is practising law in Randolph, having gradu- 
ated from the Maine Law School in 1913. 

The bride is the ■ daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
William E. Paine of Hallowell and has been 
teaching in Peabody, Mass., for several years. 
After a tour through the White Mountains, the 
couple will reside in Randolph. 

'01. — Dr. George L. Pratt is with the Maine 
recently married to A'liss Marie Lawton -of Ger- 
mantown, Pa. 

'11. — E. Baldwin Smith of the Princeton Uni- 
versity faculty, is engaged to Miss Ruth P. Hall 
of Princeton, N. J. 

'16. — Raymond Richardson has gone to Shang- 
hai, China, in the employ of the Standard Oil Co., 
of New York. 




NO. 23 

Feeling that the Christmas vacation as indicat- 
ed in the catalogue was not long enough, the fac- 
ulty has decreed that there shall be no college 
exercises on Saturday, Dec. 23 or on Tuesday, 
Jan. 2, thus giving an extra day and a half. Vaca- 
tion will commence at 4.30 Friday afternoon, and 
there will be a resumption of the routine on Wed- 
nesday, Jan. 3 at chapel. The usual restrictions 
are in force. 


The following petition was sent to President 
Wilson by the faculty at its last meeting: 
"To the President of the United States, 

Washington, D. C. 

Sir: — We, the undersigned members of the 
faculty of Bowdoin College wish to express to 
you our gratification on account of the steps 
already taken by this government in presenting 
to the imperial government of Germany the at- 
titude of the American people toward the deporta- 
tion of Belgian citizens. 

We further beg to offer our urgent petition 
that the government of the United States use 
every effort to secure the cooperation of other 
neutrals in making this protest effective. 

We make this petition in the belief that the 
principles here involved are so fundamental to 
civilization that neutral nations cannot with either 
honor or safety fail to make their position imme- 
diately and unmistakably known." 

This petition is signed by every member of the 
faculty with the exception of Prof. Roscoe J. 
Ham, professor of German, who is at present in 
Russia as a special assistant to the American 

Captain-Manager J. E. Gray ' 18 has announced 

as fencing dates: 

Jan. 19 Harvard at Cambridge, Feb. 10 Yale 

at New Haven, Feb. 29 Springfield Y. M. C. A. 

College at Brunswick. 


At the annual election of the Quill board yes- 
terday, Colter ' 18 and Atwood ' 19 were chosen. 



Resolved, that the Bowdoin chapter of Alpha 
Delta Phi go on rcord as unanimously in favor 
of the plan of athletics as outlined in the Orient 
of Dec. 12. 


Resolved, that the Kappa chapter of Psi Up- 
silon go on record as unanimously in favor of the 
plan of athletics as outlined in the Orient of 
Dec. 12. 


Resolved, that the Theta chapter of Delta Kap- 
pa Epsilon go on record as unanimously in favor 
of the plan of athletics as outlined in the Orient 
of Dec. 12. 


Resolved, that the Eta charge of Theta Delta 
Chi go on record as unanimously in favor of the 
plan of athletics as outlined in the Orient of 
Dec. 12. 

zeta psi 

Resolved, that the Lambda chapter of Zeta 
Psi go on record as unanimously in favor of the 
plan of athletics as outlined in the Orient of 
Dec. 12. 


Resolved, that the Bowdoin chapter of Delta 
Upsilon go on record as unanimously in favor 
of the plan of athletics as outlined in the Orient 
of Dec. 12. 


Resolved, that the Alpha Rho chapter of Kap- 
pa Sigma go on record as unanimously in favor 
of the plan of athletics as outlined in the Orient 
of Dec. 12. 


Resolved, that the Beta Sigma chapter of Beta 
Theta Pi go on record as 23 to 2 in favor of the 
plan of athletics as outlined in the Orient of 
Dec. 12. 


Resolved, that the Beta Chi fraternity go on 
record as unanimously in favor of the plan of 
athletics as outlined in the Orient of Dec. 12. 


Resolved, that the Phi Theta Upsilon fraternity 
go on record as unanimously in favor of the plan 



of athletics as outlined in the Orient of Dec. 12. 


Resolved, that the Bowdoin Club go on record 
as unanimously in favor of the plan of athletics 
outlined in the Orient of Dec. 12, 


The first of the series of informal dances to 
be held in the Union this winter took place Sat- 
urday nig-ht and was highly successful from the 
point of view of numbers present and the gaiety 
of the affair. About twenty couples were pres- 
ent, although the night was stormy, and the 
Union was filled with as many as could com- 
fortably fill the floor. If fair weather makes 
the dances even more popular, a limitation of the 
number of couples will have to be made and the 
union governors are considering a plan of sell- 
ing tickets in advance as a means of keeping the 
numbers down. The music was furnished by 
Stetson '18 and a few dances were run off to the 
music of the Union Victrola. The success of the 
dance Saturday night certainly insures the con- 
tinuance of the series throughout the winter. 


Under the auspices of the Bowdoin Club of 
Portland, the Masque and Gown presented Pierre 
Patelin and Indian Summer in the Pythian Tem- 
ple Friday evening. Though there was a bliz- 
zard raging in the big city, there was a good 
attendance and a dance followed the play. The 
players were in good condition for their first 
play, and the performance was a decided suc- 
cess. The Pierre Patelin was the more pro- 
fessional production, and there was a decidedly 
good setting of scenery and costumes. VVilley 
'17 played the title role and received very favor- 
able comment. He was very natural as a de- 
lerious man feigning illness. 

To quote the Portland morning paper "J. Bur- 
ton Stride made a very good wife, while the 
third important part of the draper played by 
Lowry A. Biggers, was a fine bit of acting. 
Chester C. Maguire made an excellent simple- 
ton." Mrs. Arthur Brown, the coach, received 
many congratulations on the work of her charges. 

The casts were : 

Master Pierre Patelin 

Pierre Patelin F. W. Willey '17 

Grullemette, his wife J. Burton Stride '17 

The Draper L. A. Biggers '17 

The Shepherd C Maguire '17 

The Judge Asnault '20 

Act I Outside the Draper's Shop. 

Act II Scene i Patelin's House. 

Scene 2 Outside the Draper's Shop. 

Act III The Market Place. 
Indian Summer 

Briqueville L. A. Biggers '17 

Noel J. E. Gray '18 

Adrienne W. Angus '19 

Madame Lebreton Redman '20 

Scene — Parlor in Briqueville's House. 

The annual catalogue was published last week 
and can now be obtained at the Dean's office. It 
gives the total registration this year as 488 ; 434 
in the academical department, and 54 in the med- 
ical school with three names counted twice. The 
detailed account follows : 


Academical Faculty 30 

Medical Faculty 63 

Total 93 

Names Counted Twice 7 

Corrected Total 86 

Academical Department 

Seniors 84 

Juniors 85 

Sophomores 98 

Freshmen ; First Year 142 

Freshmen ; Second Year 15 

Special Students 10 

Total 434 


Fourth Year 10 

Third Year 19 

Second Year 15 

First Year 10 

Total 54 

Total in the Institution 488 

Names Counted Twice 3 

Corrected Total 485 

The interest bearing funds of the College on 
March 31, 1916 were $2,401,653.64, an increase of 
$137,619.50 over the year ending March 31, 1915. 
The expenditures for the maintenance of the Col- 
lege during the past year amounted to $163,707.22. 


The annua! debate between the Sophomores 
and the Freshmen, which was to take place last 
night, and was postponed owing to the Cleveland 
lecture, will be held Wednesday night at eight 
o'clock in the Debating Room, Hubbard Hall. 
The subject under discussion will be. Resolved; 



That the United States should adopt a system of 
universal military training. The Freshman team 
consisting of Badger, Congreve, Taylor and 
Skillin, alternate, will uphold the affirmative. 
Coburn, Foulke, Paul and Greene, alternate, will 
debate for the Sophomores. 

■'Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers 
only," was the text chosen by Right Rev. Ben- 
jamin Brewster, Bishop of Maine, speaking as 
College preacher at the chapel vespers Sunday 

Bishop Brewster urged the students to apply 
this verse literally to themselves: to live active 
lives, doing good works, — not passive existences, 
merely absorbing the wise teachings of their fel- 
lows. He emphasized the truth that "Virtue 
is its own reward." He depicted the difference 
between "joy" and "pleasure." The artist de- 
rives pleasure from the money which his pictures 
bring, but gains true joy only by creating. The 
preacher exhorted his hearers to face their prob- 
lems, in College and in after years, with courage 
and faith, and to make service to their fellow.s 
the dominant purpose of their lives. 


The following musical program was given at 
the chapel vespers Sunday: 

Organ Prelude, Andante (from String Quartet) 


Gloria Patri Grcatorcx 


Anthem, "Arise ! Shine, For Thy Light Is Come," 


Threefold Amen Anglican 

Postlude, "Grand Chorus," Guibnaut 


The Christmas dance to be held in the Gym- 
nasium on Friday evening bids fair to be a grand 
success from every standpoint, if enthusiasm on 
the campus counts for anything. The music, 
decorations, orders, favors and surprises are the 
best and cleverest the committee could secure. In- 
asmuch as the faculty has ruled that all college 
dances must close at one o'clock, the dance will 
therefore commence at eight sharp. 

The tax, including refreshments, will be $3.00 
the couple. The order has been posted on the 
bulletin board. 

evening. The Alpha Delta Phi will hold forth 
at the Union; the Psi Upsilon and Delta Kappa 
Epsilon will dance jointly at the Deke house, and 
Theta Delta Chi and Zeta Psi will hold their 
dances at their respective houses. 

Alpha Delta Phi will have Sprague's Society 
Orchestra from Portland. The patronesses will 
be: Mrs. William A. Moody, Mrs. Charles C. 
Hutchins, Miss Little, all of Brunswick, Mrs. 
Harrison Chapman of Portland, Mrs. Delmont 
Emerson of Island Falls, and Mrs. F. A. Dun- 
ham of Rumford. The committee in charge of 
the dance are: True '17, chairman, Rickard '17, 
J. W. Thomas '18, Ham '19, and Sturgis '20. 

Psi Upsilon and Delta Kappa Epsilon will have 
Kelley 'i6's Orchestra. The patronesses will be: 
Mrs. H. C. Baxter and Mrs. Forrest Goodwin. 
The committee in charge are: Shumway '17, 
chairman, Spalding '17, and Ripley '18. 

Theta Delta Chi will have Stetson's Orchestra 
of Brunswick. The patronesses are : Mrs. Wil- 
mot B. Mitchell, Mrs. Alaric W. Haskell, Mrs. 
Charles Oilman, Mrs. William Porter. The com- 
mittee in charge are Stearns '18, chairman, Bar- 
ton '19, McPartland '20. 

At the Zeta Psi dance the Orpheum Orchestra 
of Portland will furnish the music. The pa- 
tronesses will be: Mrs. Henry Johnson, Mrs. 
William H. Davis, Mrs. Lee D. McClean, Mrs. 
Rhys D. Evans. The committee in charge are : 
Marston '17, chairfnan, Moulton '18, Lombard 
'19, P. W. Smith '20. 


Several fraternities are planning dances to be 

held at the various chapter houses Thursday 


The Bowdoin men of Worcester met in one of 
a series of monthly meetings at the Worcester 
Automobile Club for an informal dinner Decem- 
ber 14. Fourteen were present, a greater num- 
ber than have met before. 

A number of new men have come to the city. 
Paul Wing '15 is learning the steel business at 
the Worcester Pressed Steel Company, one of 
the largest pressed metal concerns in the country. 
Hawes '16 is with the same company. 

John Leydon'i8, Stuart Robinson ex-'iy, 
and Hazeltine e.r-'iy are all with the Norton 
Company, the largest grinding wheel manufac- 
turing concern in the world. 

Sam Colton ex-'iy is to leave for France the 
first of the year to join the American section of 
the French Aviation Corps. He was with the 
Allies as an ambulance driver for several months 
last year. 

Winthrop S. Greene '13 has received a com- 
mission as Second Lieutenant in the Army Of- 
ficers Reserve Corps. 



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Year by The Bowdoin Publishing 


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Donald W. Philbeick, 1917, Editor-in-Chief 
Robert G. Albion, 1918, Managing Editor 

William S. Cormack, 1917, Alumni Editor 

department and associate editors 

Rolland C. FarnhaMj 1919, On The Campus 
Clyde E. Stevens, 1919 The Other Colleges 

Frank E. Noyes, 1917 
Whitney Coombs, 1918 
Franklin D. MacCormick, 1918 
Bela W. Norton, 1918 
Gerald S. Joyce, 1918 
Raymond L. Atwood, 1919 
Louis C. Doherty, 1919 

Contributions are requested from all under- 
graduates, alumni and faculty. No anonymous 
contributions can be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions 
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A. Otis Moulton, 1918, Assistant Manager 

Vol. XLVI. DEC. 19, 1916 No. 23 

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

The Elective Athletic Training 

We are glad that we are able to report good 
progress on the plan for compulsory, elective 
athletic training for Freshmen, proposed a week 
ago. The vote taken in the fraternity meetings 
last Wednesday evening resulted in an almost 
unanimous endorsement of the principle of the 
proposition and such faculty members and stu- 
dents as have seen the outline of the work pro- 
posed for next fall are enthusiastically in favor 
of it. Almost no word of protest has as yet been 

heard and the chances seem good for Bowdoin 
to take a big forward step by the introduction of 
the elective system into her physical training as 
well as into her curriculum. Ninety per cent of 
the colleges in the Carnegie Foundation have 
adopted some scheme of this nature, and it is 
high time for us to join the large majority before 
we are left alone in the old ways. 

It is important, however, if this plan is put 
into effect next year, for us to carry out the 
spirit behind it. It will accomplish little good if 
entering Freshmen are advised to elect tennis 
as a cinch and are warned away from football. 
We should aim to get every man out for that 
sport for which he is suited. An editorial in a 
current magazine says in part, "Athletics in 
schools and colleges persistently selects those 
candidates who need athletic training least, be- 
cause they are already so well developed bodily 
as to give promise of exceptional performance. 
The hollow-chested boy and girl are usually 
slighted. As now mainly organized, athletics in 
school and college elects the underdeveloped to 
sit in the grandstand and shout." It is this con- 
dition that we wish to improve, and unless we are 
willing to talk and act to that end, no formal 
plan can be of much help. 


Negotiations are under way for a hockey game 
with a Bates independent team, which will be 
held at Lewiston on Saturday, Jan. 6. 

The Bowdoin team will probably be the follow- 

Little '17, 1. w. 

Bradford '17, Irving, c. 

Bartlett '17, McCarthy, r. w. 

Mclninch '18, Hanson, c. p. 

Phillips '17, Cate '20, goal. 


Eighteen members of Bowdoin's student body 
were received into the membership of the Church 
on the Hill last Sunday. Those received were as 
follows : On confession of faith, Roland H. Pea- 
cock '18, Joseph L. Badger '20, Louis B. Bennett 
'20, Leland M. Goodrich '20. 

By letter from All Souls' Congregational 
Church, Bangor, Abner W. Roundtree '18. 

By letter from other churches for membership 
during their residence in Brunswick, Robert H. 
Adams '20, Raymond Asnault '20, Howard L, 
Chick '20, Sanford B. Cousens '20, Mortimer B. 
Grossman '20, Charles R. Campbell '20, Douglass 
A. Haddock '20, Lawrence B. Merrill '20, Leland 
H. Moses '20, Crosby E. Redman '20, C. Albert 


Skillin '20, Merle A. Wood '20, Tracy S. Wood 


A reception for the student members of the 
church and the men of the congregation was 
given at 7.15 p. m. in the vestry of the Church 
on the Hill. A goodly number were present. The 
entertainment began with singing by the choir, 
consisting of Professors Burnett and Langley, and 
Joyce and Hall from the student body. After the 
singing President Hyde and Dr. Goodrich gave 
short talks. They were followed by the speaker 
of the evening, Rev. Ashley D. Leavitt, D.D. of 
Portland, who chose as his subject "What Time 
Is It?" 

The following is a list of Freshmen who have 
had either fathers or brothers in Bowdoin Col- 


S. B. Adams is the son of W. F. Adams '99. 
S. B. Cousins is the son of E. M. Cousins '77. 
W. W. Curtis is the son of W. W. Curtis '82. 
H. H. Davies is the son of O. S. Davies '79. 
C. A. Haggerty is the son of Chas. Haggerty 

P. W. Smith is the son of Burton Smith '89. 
R. D. Turner is the son of O. W. Turner '90. 


L. Gate is the brother of Harold Cate '14. 

W. M. Cook is the brother of E. W. Cook '17. 

M. B. Grossman is the brother of A. H. Cross- 
man '16. 

A. H. Drummond is the brother of J. B. Drum- 
mond '07. 

G. G. Huston is the brother of R. C. Huston '12. 

L. McElwee is the brother of L. S. McElwee 

R. K. McWilliams is the brother of G. A. Mc- 
Williams '15. 

C. A. Skillin is the brother of W. F. Skillin '11. 

It is also interesting to note that the following 
Freshmen: Bartlett, Curtis, Cutler, Davies, 
Davis, Goodhue, Lamb, Lombard, Redman, 
Small and Turner are sons of doctors, six of 
whom attended the Maine Medical School. 


The first closed performance of this year will 
be given in the Cumberland theatre on the eve- 
ning of January fourth. The play, as already 
announced, is "The Misleading Lady." Re- 
hearsals are in progress with the following cast : 

Jack Craigen Professor Van Cleve 

John W. Connell John A. Cone 

Henry Tracey Albert Le Tarte 

Sidney Parker G. Allen Howe 

Stephen Weatherbee Mr. Baxter 

Keen Fitzpatrick Francis T. Garland '18 

Boney Professor Brown 

Tim McMahon J. Lester Scott 

Bill Fagan Lawrence A. Brown 

"Babe" Merrill Mr. MacCormick 

"Spider" Sanborn Biggers '17 

Helen Steele Miss Mary Elliott 

Mrs. John W. Connell Miss Helen Varney 

Jane Wentworth Miss Ellen Baxter 

Amy Foster Miss Marguerite Hutchins 

Grace Buchanan Miss Belle Smith 

Act I. Country home of John Connell on the 
Upper Hudson. Evening. 

Act II. Eagle Lodge in the wilderness of the 
Adirondacks. Same evening. 

Act III. Same as Act II. Early next morning. 

The production will be under the direction of 
Professor Davis. Mr. Arnold Burton is to stage 
the play. The prompter is Mrs. C. C. Hutchins. 
The committee in charge of the play consists of 
Mrs. G. Allen Howe, chairman, Mrs. G. M. El- 
liott, Mrs. G. S. Stetson and Miss Lida Baker. 

It is hoped to give as a curtain-riser, Barrie's 
Twelve Pound Book with the following cast: 

Sir Harry Sims Professor Files 

Lady Sims Miss Sarah Baxter 

Kate, a typist Mrs. Wilmont B. Mitchell 

The club is to hold a meeting tonight to act on 
a proposed amendment to the by-laws, making 
membership in the club open to Bowdoin stu- 
dents. The annual dues of the club are payable 
to the treasurer, Mr. Samuel B. Furbish, from 
whom membership cards may be obtained. 


The intercollegiate indoor shooting matches 
will begin January 27, 191 7, and there will be 
twelve weekly competitions. The ten high guns 
will be chosen for each contest. 

The amounts will be made up as soon as the 
orders of targets, rifles and araunition arrive. 
The amunition is being purchased at cost from 
the government and may be purchased at the 
rate of 25 cents a hundred shots. Posters will 
be placed on the bulletin board with more in- 
formation as soon as it is possible. 


In November the Art Museum received a small 
but very beautiful autumn landscape in oil by Ben 
Foster, as a gift from Mrs. Bradbury Bedell of 

Although Mrs. Bedell has no personal connec- 
tion with Bowdoin, her delight in our small Col- 


lege museum prompted the gift. 

American painters are well represented in the 
Walker Art Building, but a Ben Foster has long 
been coveted, not only because the artist is one 
of the foremost landscape artists of today, but 
also because he is a native of Maine. He was 
born in North Anson, Maine, and has a studio in 
New York. He is a member of the National 
Academy of the American Water Color Society, 
of the National Arts Club, New York, and of the 
National Institute of Arts and Letters. 

In December a collection of Maine tourmaline 
gems was given to the College by Mr. and Mrs. 
John A. Towne. They are twenty-eight in num- 
ber, ranging in every variety of color from deep 
green, to blue, pink and white. They were cut 
by Mr. Towne himself and make a very beau- 
tiful contribution to the collection of gems owned 
by the College. 


Barrett has entered the University of Penn- 
sylvania Medical School. 

Bate is principal of the Wayne High School. 

Baxter is instructor in German at Bowdoin 

Beal is principal of the New Gloucester High 

Bird is in business in Rockland. 

Brackett is in journalistic business at Phillips. 

Brewster is principal of the Old Orchard High 

Brown is in graduate work in history at 

Burnham is principal of the Pembroke High 

Campbell is in graduate work in the Andover 
Theological School at Cambridge, Mass. 

Canney is in graduate work in the Andover 
Theological School. 

Carter is in business in Wilmington, Del. 

Cartland is in graduate work at M. I. T. 

Chase is in business in Boston, Mass. 

Churchill has taken up teaching at Williston 
Academy, Easthampton, Mass. 

Cronin is in journalism at Rumford Falls. 

Grossman is in the insurance business in Bos- 
ton, Mass. 

Cruff is in graduate work in the Harvard Med- 
ical School. 

Drapeau is at the University of Maine Law 

Drummond is in business in Portland. 

Dunn is in business in Boston. 

Dyar is teaching in San Francisco, Gal. 

Edwards is in business in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Elliott is in business in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Evans is in journalism in Dover. 

Foster is in business in Portland. 

Fraser is in business in Manila, Philippine 

Fuller is in business in Boston. 

Garland is in business in Walpole, Mass. 

George is in business in Rockland. 

Ginty is in business in South Framingham, 

Goodskey is teaching school in Bristol, Conn. 

Grierson is teaching school in Stratton. 

Hall is in business in Augusta. 

Hargraves is in the insurance business in Port- 

Hart is principal of the High School in Lime- 

Hawes is in business in Worcester, Mass. 

Head is in graduate work in the Harvard 
School of Business Administration. 

Hescock is teaching in Taunton (Mass.) 
High School. 

Hight is teaching in the Searsport High School. 

Hodgkins is in business in Providence, R. I. 

Ireland is in business in Bangor. 

Irving is in graduate work in biology at Har- 
vard University. 

Kelley is attending an art school in Boston, 

Kinsey is in graduate work in biology at Har- 
vard University. 

Larrabee is sub-master of the Stuyvesant 
School in Warrenton, Virginia. 

Leadbetter is in graduate work in Tiedicine at 
the Johns Hopkins University. 

Little is in the bank business in Boston, Mass. 

Littlefield is in the wool business in Eaton 
Rapids, Mich. 

Lord is in graduate work at M. I. T. 

MacDonald is a minister in Richmond. 

McElwee is in the bank business in Houltpn. 

Merrill is in graduate work in the Harvard 
Medical School. 

Moulton is in the jewelry business in Attle- 
boro, Mass. 

Nickerson has entered the Bowdoin Medical 

Noble is working in the Congressional Library 
in Washington and is studying law. 

Olson is in the construction business in Med- 
ford, Mass. 

L. F. Parmenter is a chemist for the Diamond 
Match Co. in Los Angeles, Cal. 

R. C. Parmenter is teaching school at Oxford. 

Parsons is studying law at the Harvard Law 



Pettingill is in business in Rumford. 

Proctor is in business in Providence, R. I. 

Richardson represents the Standard Oil Co. in 
Shanghai, China. 

Robie is in business in Portland. 

Sayward is in the insurance business in Port- 

Schwartz is with the National Banking Cor- 
poration, being located at present at Manila, P. I. 

Stratton is in business in Auburn. 

Stuart is in business in Montreal, Canada. 

Thomas is teaching school in Wisconsin. 

Trust has a pastorate in Winthrop. 

Weatherill is in graduate work in chemistry at 
Harvard University. 

Weick is practising law in Presque Isle. 

D. S. White is in graduate work in English 
at Princeton. 

L. R. White has entered the Bowdoin Medical 

Winter is in graduate work at Harvard Uni- 

Wood has entered the University of Maine 
Law School. 

Woodman is in the book publishing business 
in Boston. 

Yenetchi is in the insurance business in Bos- 
ton, Mass. 


Lately the Library has added 28 new books to 
the case of famous novels, near the entrance to 
the reading room. Many of these books are 
standard fiction written by some of the best 
authors such as Dumas, Holmes, Hugo, Scott and 

Three of these books are written by Jules 
Verne as a sequel to "Twenty Thousand Leagues 
Under the Sea." They are sometimes put under 
one title as "Mysterious Island," but here they . 
come under three distinct heads as "Abandoned," 
"Dropped from the Clouds" and "The Secret of 
the Island." 

Together with these novels a number of 
biographies have been recently procured. Some of 
the best are the Life of Booker T. Washing- 
ton by Scott and Smith; of Samuel Butler by 
J. F. Harris; of Oliver W. Holmes by S. M. 
Crothers, and of Thomas Hardy by Harold Child. 
An autobiography by Admiral George Dewey 
also comes in with these volumes. 


The winter baseball squad is now hard at its 
training. A large number of students are out 
and fine results are anticipated. The men are : 
Seniors 11, Juniors 10, Sophomores 22, Fresh- 

men 13. 

19 17 — Babcock, Bradford, Chapman, Greely, 
Humphrey, Jacob, Marston, Peacock, Pike, Phil- 
lips, Shumway; 1918 — Donnell, Murch, Needel- 
man. Palmer, Pendleton, Prosser, Reynolds, Van 
Wart, Woodman, Woodworth ; 1919 — Boratis, 
Butterfield Caspar, Doherty, Finn, Graves, 
Crooner, F. P. Hall, Ham, Holbrook, Irving, 
McCarthy; 1920— S. B. Adams, W. M. Cook, K. 
B. Coombs, Dostie, Foster, Haggerty, Hall, Mc- 
Elwee, O. Moses, Prosser, Zeitler. 


The following men report three times a week 
for track work, substituting that for gym : 

1917 — Campbell, Crane, Penning, AlcConaughy, 
Fillmore, Rickard, Biggers, Sampson, White; 
1918 — Call, MacCormick, Ripley, Savage, Stan- 
ley, Stewart, Warren, Young, Peacock, Walker, 
Hanson; 1919 — Foulke, Higgins, E. Holbrook; F. 
O. Johnson, Lombard, Patrick, Sawyer, Vance, 
Minot; 1920 — Rhoads, Dostie, P. W. Smith, 
Mason, R. H. Adams, Leach, Hay, Doe, Mans- 
field, Merrill, Avery, Daggett, Marshall, Turner, 
Wadsworth, Brown, Wyman, Sturgis, Houghton, 
Delehanty, Jones, McWilliams, Ford, Rowell, 
Guptil, Noyes. 

The relay men are : 

1917 — Crosby, Webber, Pierce; 1918 — Gray, 
Simonton; 1919 — Hildreth, McCarthy, Mosher, 
Sullivan, Turner, Knight, Johnson, Mitchell, Per- 
kins, Sprague; 1920 — Harris, Smith, Cleaves, Al- 
len, Saxon, Flanders, Wyman, Cutler, Millard, 
Whitnev, Leavitt. 


The following publications have been received 
by the library : 

A Discourse on Social Salvation by George C. 
Cressey '75. 

The Flow of Water Through Pipes, by George 
T. Prince '76. 

Hylobius Pales as a Factor in the Reproduction 
of Conifers in New England, by Edward E. Car- 
ter '02. 

Mineral Waters, by Richard B. Dole '02, and a 
treatise on the chemical character of the waters 
of Northeastern Arkansas by the same author. 

A Revision of the Parasitic Hymenopterous In- 
sects of the Genus Aphycus Mayr, by Philip H. 
Timberlake '08. 


Of the 434 students in College this year, 296 
are residents of Maine. Cumberland County 
leads with 82 in attendance; Penobscot is second 
with 27; and Kennebec and Sagadahoc are third 



with 23 each. The class of 1917 leads in two 
counties, Kennebec and Knox; class of igi8 in 
Cumberland; class of 1919 in Androscoggin and 
Oxford ; and the class of 1920 in the eleven re- 
maining counties. The distribution of students 
by counties is as follows: 

County 1917 1918 1919 1920 

Androscoggin 2 3 8 6 

Aroostook 2 o i 4 

Cumberland 13 27 17 25 

Franklin i i 2 6 

Hancock i i 3 4 

Kennebec 8 3 5 7 

Knox 4 I 4 3 

Lincoln 3 o 2 4 

Oxford 3 2 7 3 

Penobscot 5 4 6 12 

Piscataquis i 3 i 3 

Sagadahoc i 3 4 15 

Somerset 2 4 2 6 

Waldo o o I 2 

Washington i 4 2 9 

York 4 3 3 9 

Total 54 59 68 118 


Six more members were added to the chorus 
last week and the seats on the platform of Me- 
morial Hall were nearly filled at the last re- 
hearsal. The arrangement of the platform seats 
in Memorial Hall, with their curving sectional 
order, in three terraces, with the wall directly 
behind to reflect the sound, is an ideal one for a 
large choral body, for performance as well as 
rehearsal. Several of the new Bowdoin songs 
have been set to music and are included in the 
chorus program. "Male chorusing" is receiving 
enthusiastic support from the student body. Still 
more tenors are needed. 

mitt the JFacuItp 

Professor Woodruff preached in Falmouth, last 

Dr. Whittier was in South Paris Thursday, 
Dec. 14, where he was called as witness in the 
District Court. 

Dr. Whittier will attend the meeting of the 
American Collegiate Athletic Association in New 
York during the Christmas holidays. 

Professor Files presided at the annual meeting 
and banquet of the Maine Automobile Associa- 
tion held at Portland last Wednesday. This was 
the biggest and most successful affair of its kind 
ever held in this State, and many advocates of 
the Good Roads Movement were in attendance. 

Professor Mitchell will address the Bowdoin 
Club of Portland in that city on Thursday. 

Professor Ham will be back Feb. i. 

Professor Hormell will address the Lisbon 
Falls Board of Trade tonight, using as his sub- 
ject "Business of Town Government." 

Professor Cram was in Portland, Wednesday, 
as witness in the Curtis case, then being tried in 
the District Court. 

SDn tfte Campus 

Spagett was on the campus last week. 

Nevens e:r-'i8, was on the Campus Sunday. 

F. E. Briggs '94 was on the campus last week. 

The Glee Club will have its picture taken this 

The Abraxas met at the Eagle last Saturday 

Libby '18 has left College on account of ill 

Louis C. Doherty '19 was elected to the Orient 
board last week. 

There will be no meeting of the Bowdoin 
chorus this week. 

McGorrill '19 is supply preacher at the Baptist 
Church in Bowdoinham. 

There will be a Freshman examination in al- 
gebra Friday afternoon at 1.30. 

About 2500 copies of the annual catalogue were 
mailed off to alumni in various parts of the globe 
last week. 

The Senior class meeting has been postponed 
to Friday evening, Jan. 5, 1917, at seven o'clock 
in the Union. 

MacCormick '18 has been chosen to replace 
Jacob '17 on the Bugle board as representative 
from Delta Upsilon. 

There is a meeting of the Classical Club to- 
night at the home of Professor Nixon. The Ibis 
will also meet tonight. 

Needelman '18 is coaching Freeport High 
basketball team this winter. He played three 
years on Portland High. 

The corridors in the physics end and the 
physics laboratory of the Searles Science Build- 
ing, have been painted white. 

Among those on the campus recently were El- 
lis A. Spear, Jr., '98, McKenney '15, Hall '16, 
Sayward '16 and Yenetchi '16. 

The Freshmen are requested to pay the class 
tax which was voted at the last meeting, to the 
treasurer, Redmond, at 28 North Appleton. 

Owing to the extra time for the Christmas 
holidays granted by the faculty, the office will 
grant no requests for extensions to students liv- 
ing in New England. 



The Chemistry Club held a meeting last 
Thursday at the Phi Theta Upsilon house. Two 
papers on Industrial Chemistry were read by 
Crane '17 and Gregory '17. 

After the schedule had been completed, Bow- 
doin had offers to play Dartmouth, Brown and 
Princeton in football next fall. Among the other 
colleges which wrote for dates were Holy Cross, 
Boston College, New York University and New 
Hampshire State. 

The Maine Commandery, Order of the Loyal 
Legion, voted last Wednesday night, to ask the 
Legislature to provide funds for the erection of 
statues in honor of two of Bowdoin's Civil War 
heroes. Generals O. O. Howard '50 and J. L. 
Chamberlain '52, on the Gettysburg battlefield. 




19 3.30 P. M. Gym makeup classes. 

5.00 p. M. Glee Club rehearsal. Music Room. 
8.00 p. M. Classical Club at Professor 

Ibis Society meeting. 


20 5.00 p. M. Mandolin Club rehearsal. Me- 

morial Hall. 
8.00 p. M. Freshman-Sophomore debate. 
Memorial Hall. 


21 Alpha Delt. dance. 

Deke-Psi U dance at Deke house. 
Theta Delt. dance. 
Zete dance. 


22 4.30 p. M. Christmas recess begins. 
College Christmas dance at Gym. 

3 8.30 College Lectures resume. 

3Iumni jQotes 

'58. — Rev. Isaiah P. Smith, retired clergyman 
and author, died at his home in Methuen, Mass., 
Dec. II, of bronchial pneumonia. 

Mr. Smith was born in North Bridgton, Me., 
in 1833. After receiving his degree from Bow- 
doin, he studied at the Bangor Theological Sem- 
inary, graduating from there in 1861. He en- 
listed at the outbreak of the Civil War as chap- 
lain of the 29th Maine Regiment and served ir 
this capacity until the close of the war. 

Following the war he had pastorates in vari- 
ous States of the Union, ranging from Nebraska 
through most of the New England States. In 
1892 he entered the field of teaching and was the 

principal of the Burgess Institute of Waterbury, 
Conn., and the Salem, N. H., school. In 1903 he 
become president of Shenandoah College, Reli- 
ance, Va. 

His translation into English hexameter verse 
of Virgil's Eclogues was used in the Latin classes 
of Yale. 

'61. — The Lewiston Journal of Dec. 9, prints 
an article complimentary to the vigorous old age 
of former Chief Justice Emery. It speaks of the 
recent book "Justice," written by Mr. Emery and 
mentions the series of law lectures which he is 
now delivering at Boston University. 

'85. — Rev. John Coleman Hall has recently ac- 
cepted the pastorate of the Congregational 
Church in Yucaipa, Cal. During the past year 
he did missionary work in the desert region of 
California, and this year three men are doing the 
work in which he was engaged there. He was 
responsible for the organization of a church in 
Ludlow, Cal. In Yucaipa, which is in the heart 
of the apple growing region, he is building a 
home and intends to settle there. Mr. Hall held 
pastorates in Massachusetts for over 20 years. 

'87. — ^Charles H. Verrill is a nominee for the 
office of vice-president of the American Statisti- 
cal Association. 

Medic '04. — Two addresses by Dr. Edwin W. 
Gehring of Portland, Me., have recently been 
published by the Portland Press, and the Ken- 
nebec Journal, respectively. One, delivered to 
the members of the Portland Medical Club, Dec. 
7, compares our national system of medical train- 
ing very unfavorably with the systems at present 
extant in Germany and England. The other, 
read before the Maine State Nurses Association 
at the Augusta Hospital, Dec. 13, is an able arti- 
cle on the causes, treatment, and prevention of 

'04. — Arthur C. Shorey married Miss Emma L. 
Gibbs of Bridgton, Me., Dec. 12. Mr. Shorey is 
with the International Banking Co. After their 
wedding trip the couple will make their home in 
the suburbs of New York. 

'08. — The engagement of Attorney Maurice P. 
Merrill of Skowhegan, Me., and Miss Ruth P. 
Lander of Maiden, Mass., has been announced. 
The bride to be is now a senior at Simmons Col- 

'01, — Artelle E. Palmer has severed his connec- 
tion with the Eastern Manufacturing Company 
and taken a position with the Blue River Lumber 
Company, Limited, of Riviere Bleue, P. Q. 

'01. — The latest work by John Alexander 
Pierce is the editing of "The Masterpieces of 
Modern Drama," (Doubleday, Page & Co., 1916). 

'10. — -Word has been received of the engage- 


ment of Carleton Eaton, instructor in the Uni- 
versity of Maine Forestry School, to Miss Mollie 
Haskell of Bridgton, Me. 

'ii. — David S. Hyler, formerly of Rockland, 
Me., has been appointed assistant manager of the 
new hotel Holden, in Dayton, Ohio. 

'i2. — Maurice P. Hill has entered the employ 
of the Ordway Plaster Co., of Camden, Me., 
where he is connected with the executive depart- 

'i2. — Arthur D. Welch of Portland, Me., has 
been elected a vice-president of the National 
Young Men's Democratic League. 


Many things can be said in favor of a fra- 
ternity system such as we have at Amherst. Most 
of us believe it to be the most satisfactory system 
of grouping at a college of the character of this 
institution. But our belief in this scheme of 
things should not blind us to its faults. One of 
the greatest of these appears to be the danger of 
overemphasis, a subordination of the college spirit 
to fraternity loyalty, due in great measure to the 
fact that there is little opportunity for Amherst 
men to meet each other except as members of a 
fraternity in a fraternity house. 

All of us, theoretically, concede that the col- 
lege comes, or should come, before the fraternity ; 
but how far is this theory carried out in practice? 
Do we think first of our college, or of our fra- 
ternity? Why do we try to persuade men to 
come to Amherst? For the good of the college? 
As a general rule (with praiseworthy exceptions) 
we look upon them rather as prospective mem- 
bers of our fraternity. Even an attempt to hold 
a '"Subfreshman Day" last spring was turned 
into a miniature rushing season. When a man is 
running for office, is not our first thought often 
"What crowd does he belong to ?" And does not 
this, rather than a consideration of his fitness for 
the position, decide us ? When we consider the 
prospects for a team's season it is seldom that we 
consider its chances for success before we con- 
sider what members of our fraternity will be 
among its members. 

We believe that, on the whole, fraternity spirit 
is a thing worth while. We do not suggest as a 
remedy that fraternity loyalty be decreased, but 
that college loyalty be placed in its proper posi- 
tion above it. That we return to our prep school 
geometries, and relearn the old theorem that 
"The whole is greater than any of its parts," and 
that we elevate above our chapters the college to 
which they owe their existence. 

— The Amherst Student. 





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NO. 24 



Neal Tuttle '14 was recently appointed as the 
Rhodes Scholar from Maine as a result of the 
examinations held last fall and will study at 
Oxford during- the next three years. 

He is the sixth Bowdoin man to win the honor, 
the others being David R. Porter '06, Robert Hale 
'10, Edward E. Kern '11. Laurence A. Crosby 
'[3. and Robert P. roffn '1-. Tuttle was gradu- 
ated magna cum laudc in the class of 1914, and 
during the following year was instructor in 
chemistry at Bowdoin. Last year, he taught in 
the Fessenden School in West Newton, Mass.. 
and has entered the Harvard Graduate School 
for work in chemistry this fall. While in Col- 
lege, Tuttle played on the 'varsity baseball team, 
was president of the Deutscher Verein and won 
the Sewall Latin Prize. He is a member of the 
Theta Delta Chi and Phi Beta Kappa fraternities. 

Since the competition for the Rhodes Scholar- 
ships has been open to men from the four Maine 
colleges, they have been captured by Bowdoin 
men five times in six years. The Rhodes Scholars 
from Bowdoin at Oxford have left excellent rec- 
ords, and Bowdoin is one of the few colleges in 
the country, graduation from which admits the 
scholars without further examination. Tuttle 
will leave for F",ngland in a few months. 

The Seniors held their annual election last Fri- 
day evening and also voted to revive the custom 
of wearing the cap and gown during the last 
month of College. The following officers were 
elected : 

President — Sherman N. Shumway 
Vice-President— Roland H. Cobb 
Secretary-Treasurer — Lawrence H. Marston 
Marshal — Nathaniel U.McConaughy 
Chaplain — Wilfred D. Harrison 
Orator — Frederick W. Willey 
Opening ^Address — Arthur B. Chapman 
Closing Address — Harvey D. ;\Iiller 
Historian — Edwin H. Blanchard 
Poet — Forbes Rickard. Jr. 

Class Day Committee — Edward Humphrey, 
chairman, Frank E. Phillips, Robert N. Fill- 

more, Carl K. Ross, and William S. Cormack, Jr. 

Cane Committee — Harold H. Sampson, chair- 
man, Carl K. Ross, and James C. Oliver. 

Last Gym Committee — Marcus A. Sutcliffe, 
chairman, Paul G. Kent, and Boniface Campbell. 

The Bugle manager reported a healthy surplus, 
and there was also a surplus from the Ivy hop 
last June. It was voted that the caps and gowns 
be worn to all morning recitations and to chapel 
beginning Mav i. 


A dual meet with M. I. T. at Brunswick is the 
feature of the track schedule announced by Man- 
ager William E. Walker "iS last week. The 
schedule includes the relay, interscholastic, and 
regular track schedules. Bowdoin will probably 
race Wesleyan or Trinity in relay at the Hart- 
ford meet. 

The schedule will be as follows : 

Feb. 3. B. A. A. Meet at Boston. 

Feb. 10. Bowdoin Interscholastic Indoor Meet 
at Brunswick. 

Feb. 21. — Hartford Meet at Hartford. Conn. 

March g. Freshman-Sophomore Meet at 

March 16. Bowdoin Indoor Interclass Meet 
at Brunswick. 

April 28. Dual Meet with Bates at Lewiston. 

May 5. Dual Meet with M. I. T. at Bruns- 

May 12. Maine Intercollegiate Meet at 

May 19. N. E. I. A. A. at Boston. 

May 26. I. C. A. A. A. A. 

^iixy 26. Bowdoin Interscholastic Outdoor 
Meet at Brunswick. 


The second Community Efticiencv Conference 
will be held in Augusta this week. Friday, Satur- 
day, and Sunday, and an especially attractive pro- 
gram has been arranged. It is planned to send 
a Bowdoin delegation of 15 or 20 men. Among 
the speakers will be Thomas Mott Osborne and 
Raymond Robbins, from outside the state, and 
Bowdoin will be represented by Dr. Whittier. 
Professor Files. Dean Sills, and Professor Hor- 
mell. Entertainment will be provided for the 



Bowdoin men in the homes of Augusta, and the 
only expenses will be the fare and banquet. The 
registration fees will be paid by the College Chris- 
tian Association. 

Matters of practical value in community life 
will be discussed, and the methods of securing 
greater efficiency will be shown. Bowdoin was 
represented at the conference by a delegation of 
about 20, two years ago, and the students who at- 
tended felt the conference well worth while, for 
the questions discussed are of intense practical 
value to those who are about to take part in the 
life of the community. Hundreds of men from 
all over the state in business, agriculture and the 
various professions attend the conference and 
the discussions are on a very practical basis. Sev- 
eral students have already expressed their inten- 
tion of making the trip, and others who wish to 
attend will confer with Professor Langley as 
soon as possible in order to secure accommoda- 


Boyd W. Bartlett '17 was the successful candi- 
date in an examination held at Colby on Dec. 21 
for the appointment to West Point by Congress- 
man John A. Peters. Bartlett will return to Col- 
lege for the mid-year examinations and will then 
prepare for entrance to the military academy. He 
passes the examination for appointment with a 
rank far ahead of the nearest competitor. Bart- 
lett has been prominent in varied activities in 
College, winning a letter twice in football and 
once in tennis. He is a junior Phi Beta Kappa 
man and has been assistant in German and 
Latin. He was captain of the hockey team and 
a member of various clubs. The committee which 
conducted the examination was made up of 
Thomas B. Ashcroft of Colby College, W. H. Pat- 
ten of Ellsworth, and Captain R. L. Marston '98 
of Skowhegan. 


There are 16 graduates of Bowdoin in the 78th 
Maine Legislature, which is more than the other 
Maine colleges combined can claim. Fotir of 
these are in the Senate, Edward N. Merrill '74 
of Somerset county; Rupert H. Baxter '94, of 
Sagadahoc county; Taber D. Bailey '96, of Pe- 
nobscot county, and Chester A. Boynton '10, of 
Lincoln county. Of these. Senator Bailey has 
been elected President of the Senate, a position 
that makes him acting governor in case of the 
death or disability of the governor. The 12 
Bowdoin men in the House are C. E. Williams, 
medical '78, of Auburn ; Frank O. Purinton '80, 

of Mechanic Falls ; Charles A. Corliss '83, of 
Bath ; Warren G. Sawyer, medical '84, of Madi- 
son ; Freeman D. Dearth '87, of Dexter; Frank I. 
Brown, medical '91, of South Portland; Frank 
G. Farrington '94, of Augusta; Philip D. Stubbs 
'95, of Strong; Percival P. Baxter '98, of Port- 
land ; Emery G. Wilson '98, of Portland ; Fulton 
J. Redman 'c". of Ellsworth, and Ralph O. Brew- 
ster '09, of Portland. Of these. Representative 
Baxter was a candidate for the Republican nom- 
ination for the speakership, but lost in a close 

Fourteen of the Bowdoin men in the Legisla- 
ture are Republicans, the exceptions being Rep- 
resentatives Corliss of Bath and Sawyer of Mad- 
ison. K majority of them are lawyers. As under- 
graduates many of them were prominent in ath- 
letics. Senator Boynton was center on the 
eleven ; Representative Dearth was a heavy-hit- 
ting outfielder thirty years ago, and Representa- 
tive Stubbs the crack half-back of his day. Ten 
years later. Representative Farrington won 
laurels as a pitcher, and Representative Wilson 
as a catcher; Senator Bailey scored the first 
touchdown, in 1893, '" the first game that Bow- 
doin ever played with the University of Maine, 
which was then the Maine State College. Rep- 
resentative Baxter was the founder of the Bow- 
doin Qtiill, twenty years ago, and Representative 
Brewster was on the winning debating teams. 

Aside from these fourteen men in the two 
legislative branches, Bowdoin graduates figure 
prominently in the organization of the new state 
administration. Guy H. Sturgis '93 of Portland, 
was elected attorney general after a sixteen-bal- 
lot contest in the joint Republican caucus, in 
which his leading opponent was Frank L. Dut- 
ton '99, of Augusta. His Democratic opponent 
in the joint convention was Leonard A. Pierce 
'05, of Houlton, who was the Democratic floor 
leader in the last Legislature. John A. Roberts 
'yj, of Norway, was elected commissioner of 
agriculture, a position that he has ably filled 

The new governor of the state, Hon. Carl E. 
Milliken, is a Bates graduate in the class of 1897. 
the first Bates man to become governor of Maine. 
The speaker of the House, Representative Bon- 
ney of Bowdoinham, is a Colby graduate, in the 
class of 1892. As contrasted with the sixteen 
Bowdoin men in the Legislature, there are five 
Colby graduates, three Bates graduates and four 
University of Maine graduates, of whom two at- 
tended only the School of Law. There are three 
Harvard men and one graduate each of Amherst, 
Boston University, Haverford, Tufts, Massachu- 
setts Agricultural College, Yale, University of 



Washington, University of New York, and Uni- 
versity of Vermont. 


The second of the series of informal dances in 
the Union will be held Saturday evening at 7.30. 
The first dance was a pronounced success. In 
spite of the blizzard that day, there was a good 
attendance. The number will be limited to 50 
couples again Saturday night, and promptness 
will be expedient. 


Regular indoor shooting will start this week 
on the Armory range. Tuesday, Thursday and 
Saturday afternoons will be the regular practice 
days together with any other hours which may 
be convenient. The first match will be today 
with the Androscoggin Rifle Club. Intercollegi- 
ate matches begin Jan. 2^. 

Ammunition may be procured at the range for 
25 cents per 100 shots. Rifles will be furnished 
or men may bring their own. Members of the 
club are urged to come out for the team whether 
they have had previous experience or not. The 
team will be picked each week from the best of 
the practice scores. 

A perfect score of 100 was made at the rifle 
range this week by J. E. Gray '18. Phil Jolmson 
'18 scored 98 off hand. Both scores were made 
at 50 feet ; a one-half inch, ten ring target Ijeing 

At the first meeting of the new Quill board, H. 
Tobey Mooers '18 vi^as elected chairman of the 
board. The first number of the new volume has 
gone to press already. The board solicits contri- 
butions from the faculty and alumni as well as 
the undergraduates. 


Harvey Dow Gibson '02, at the age of 34, 
recently became president of the Liberty National 
Bank in New York City, one of the heaviest 
banks in the East. He has the distinction of 
being the youngest bank president in New York. 
He succeeds the well-known Thomas Cochran 
who becomes a partner in J. P. Morgan and Com- 

Mr. Gibson was born in North Conway, N. H., 
and fitted for College very early. After gradua- 
tion, he began his business career in the office of 
the .American Express Co. at Boston. He worked 
up to the assistant managership of the company's 
Eastern Department with headquarters in Nev^• 
"^'ork, Four years ago he entered the Liberty 

Bank as assistant to the president. And now 
conies his big position and big opportunity. 

In College Gibson, according to the Bugle, 
was a prominent man in athletics, and also in 
music activities. 

Ping Liang, a Chinese graduate from Tsing 
Hua, is at present visiting here his friend and 
classmate, K. S. Tang. He arrived Dec. 30 from 
the Massachusetts Agricultural College where he 
had been taking the agricultural course. He has 
come here intending to specialize in the sciences. 
Still again he has changed his mind and is to 
leave sometime in the near future for the Univer- 
sity of Illinois, where he is to take up banking. 


Following the Interscholastic Meet on Feb. 10, 
the Student Council is planning to have the 
greatest vaudeville show yet produced at Bow- 
doin. Each fraternity is to prepare a skit, and a 
prize (value not stated) is to be awarded the win- 
ner of the competition. In addition to these ten 
numbers, any other acts will be welcomed. As 
yet the plans are scarcely under w%y, but a month 
from now it is expected that some mighty clever 
rehearsals will be under way. There will be a 
large crowd of the prep school men in at- 
tendance, and there will be a good opportunity to 
show them the lighter side of college life. The 
time limit has not yet been set, and no board of 
censorship has been appointed, but the fra- 
ternities are urged to start in for the prize at 


The schedule for the Musical Clubs appeared 
last week, and the first concert will be at Free- 
port, Friday evening. Next Wednesday the 
clubs will leave for a cruise of the eastern part 
of the state, including Skowhegan, Bangor, and 
Hallowell. On Feb. 23 there will be a concert 
in Auburn, and during the spring vacation the 
clubs will visit Boston and the surrounding 
region, appearing in Maiden, Peabody, and 
Gloucester. Manager Carl K. Ross announces 
that there may be a trip to New York during the 
spring vacation after the Boston trip. 

Saco will in all probability witness the next 
performance of "Pierre Patelin" and "Indian 
Summer," around Feb. 9. This seems, at present, 
to be the only trip in sight, althougli Manager 
Colter is planning for a possible visit to Bangor. 



Published every Tuesday of the Collegiate 

Year by The Bowdoin Publishing 


In the Interests of the Students of 


Donald W. Philbrick, 1917, Editor-in-Chief 
Robert G. Albion, 1918, Managing Editor 

William S. Cormack, 1917, Alumni Editor 

department and associate editors 

RoLLAND C. Farnham, 1919, On The Campus 
Clyde E. Stevens, 1919 The Other Colleges 

Frank E. Noyes, 1917 
Whitney Coombs, 1918 
Franklin D. MacCormick, 1918 
Bela W. Norton, 1918 
Gerald S. Joyce, 1918 
Raymond L. Atwood, 1919 
Louis C. Doherty, 1919 

Contributions are requested from all under- 
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All communications regarding subscriptions 
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Percy F. Crane, 1917, 
Gerald S. Joyce, 1918, 
A. Otis Moulton, 1918, 

Business Manager 
Assistant Manager 
Assistant Manager 

Vol. XLVI. 

JAN. 9, 1917 

No. 24 

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

Physical Training Plan 

We print below the plan for freshman elective 
athletic training as proposed by those who have 
been studying for the last two months the sys- 
tems of other colleges and the particular possi- 
bilities and limitations at Bowdoin and who have 
been working steadily for its introduction next 
fall. This plan has been placed before the fac- 
ulty for action. It has the backing of the student 
body, Dr. W'hittier and nearly all the faculty, 
and many of the prominent and interested 

alumni, as evidenced by communications received 
the last few weeks, two of which we print in this 
issue. A'linor changes are- to be expected, but 
with such strong support behind it, it seems prob- 
able that the plan outlined below will, in its 
essential features, be introduced ne.xt fall. 

We will not take the space to repeat all the 
arguments in favor of this scheme. The advan- 
tages of physical training are beyond question. 
These advantages will be realized to a much 
greater extent if individual tastes are allowed to 
select those sports in which the most personal 
interest and pleasure will be taken and the dread 
of compulsion will be reduced to a minimum. The 
elective system has won its struggle for recogni- 
tion in the curriculum. It is only logical tnat the 
next step should be its introduction into our 
physical as well as our mental education. 

We realize that this plan is not complete; that 
it does not embrace all we hope for. But it is 
only a beginning. It has been so designed as to 
give the department of physical training a chance 
to adapt itself to the added requirements in in- 
structors and money. Our athletic facilities are 
not yet complete ; witness our lack of a swim- 
ming-pool and college tennis courts. But if it 
works well with the freshmen in this limited way, 
it will be only a short while before it will be 
extended to other classes and before a greater 
choice will be allowed. We feel that it at least 
deserves a fair trial, aided by the hearty support 
of all concerned. 

proposed system for freshman physical 

1. All Freshmen shall be required to take some 
form of Ph3'sical Training, three hours each 
week, from the second Monday of the collegiate 
year until the Athletic Exhibition in March. 

2. All Freshmen shall be at liberty to elect, 
subject to the advice and approval of the De- 
partment of Physical Training, some form of 
athletic training, — track, baseball, football, ten- 
nis, or such other sport as may be offered, — and 
shall pursue it from the second Monday of the 
collegiate year until Thanksgiving. If no one of 
these sports is elected, work in the gymnasium 
shall be required. 

3. All Freshmen shall be required to take reg- 
ular gymnasium from Thanksgiving until the 
Christmas vacation, unless permission to pursue 
other sports is granted by the Department of 
Physical Training. 

4. All Freshmen shall be at liberty to elect 
football, track, baseball, or such other form of 
sport as may be offered and shall pursue it from 
the Christmas vacation until the Athletic Exhibi- 


tion in March, unless in the opinion of the De- 
partment of Physical Training further work in 
the gymnasium is necessary for their physical 


To the Editor of the Orient: 

There has been no meeting of the Bowdoin 
Club of Boston before which I could bring for 
discussion the subject of the proposed system of 
Freshman physical training, as you suggested, 
but those graduates with whom I have had an 
opportunity to talk over the matter agree that 
such a system as outlined would be a good thing 
for both the incoming class and the college. Per- 
sonally I am heartily in favor of the plan, and 
hope that it can be extended beyond the Fresh- 
man class. I wish that it had been in operation 
twenty years ago. Bowdoin was a pioneer in 
gymnasium work, and its system has been widely 
imitated. It cannot afford to lag behind the 
growling number of colleges that have a plan of 
outdoor physical training that is compulsory for 
all incoming students — or universal, if vou like 
the word better than compulsory. 

John Clair Minot '96. 

Boston, Jan. 6. 

Jan. I, 1917. 
To the Editor of the Orient : 

Dear Sir: — I have just finished reading your 
editorial on Compulsory Athletics, and I cannot 
resist telling you at once that it strikes me as be- 
ing the one big constructive proposition now be- 
fore Bowdoin. I agree with you from beginning 
to end. I do not know which will be benefitted 
the most, the College or the students. It will do 
away with the one great crime of American col- 
lege athletics, the absurdity that only varsity men 
may benefit from the elaborate coaching and 
enthusiasm and expense. I have a very definite 
notion that men need physical training quite as 
much as mind training, and it is the rankest 
nonsense to give varsity men the monopoly. The 
biggest advantage that the private preparatory 
schools have over the public school, is universal 
athletic training. Some of them go so far as to 
have no varsity teams at all. 

The men on whom we expend nine-tenths of 
our money and teaching for physical training are 
already athletes. Every student ought to have a 
chance at it, and if they don't know enough tn 
want the chance, ought to be compelled to have 
it. The College should recognize athletics not 
only as a sport, but as a legitimate means of mak- 
ing well-trained men. I believe that an athlet'r 

coach has a more intimate influence on the stu- 
dent body than any member of the faculty, and 
for that reason should be chosen with infinite 
care, and given recognition. The principles of 
honor, fair play, unselfishness and hard work 
which Walter Camp instilled into not only the 
varsity football men but the entire student body 
of Yale can hardly be over estimated. Excellence 
in athletics should be rewarded as well as ex- 
cellence in mathematics, literature, the languages, 

It is the purest cant for our faculties and 
boards to object to endowed scholarships for ex- 
cellence in athletics. Efficiency is going to be 
the watchword of America in these coming- 
years, if we are to maintain our position in the 
industrial competition of the world. Personal 
efficiency must be the foundation for all other 
efficiency, and a sound body and a sound mind 
are the basis of personal efficiency. 

The Alumni of Bowdoin College want to see 
her athletic teams representative of the high 
standing of the College. We are proud that her 
teams do not contain imported rough-necks whose 
connection with the College ceases when their 
services as athletic stars are no longer needed.. 
I believe that undreamed of sources of material 
will be forth coming when every student partici- 
pates. Football coaches tell us the scrub is the 
biggest asset a team can have. Let's have the 
whole student body on the scrub team. 
Very sincerely yours. 

Roy L. M.vrston. 


According to the present plans, the Bradbury 
Debates will take place about Feb. 20 and the 
Intercollegiates on March 22. As is customary 
the varsity teams will be picked from among the 
participants in the Bradbury Debates. Notice 
of trials for the Bradbury Debates will soon be 
posted. The question of these debates is not yet 
finally phrased but is based on the foreign policy 
of the United States in reference to the Monroe 

Negotiations are under way for a debate with 
the University of Vermont to take place early in 
March. The question for the Vermont debate 
may or may not he the same as that for the 
league. This will depend on the action of the 
Debating Council which is trying to ascertain 
how many would enter the trials for the Ver- 
mont debate. Amherst and Dartmouth are also 
under consideration. This is in line with the plan 
recently adopted by the Council for a gradual ex- 
pansion of the College's debating activity. 



Morning Afternoon 

Thursday, Jan. 25 
Zoology I Art i 

Education i, 3 Hygiene 

English 19 Music i 

French 9 Psychology i 

Latin 3 
Physics 3 

Friday, Jan. 26 
Zoology 3 Astronomy i 

Chemistry i Economics 3 

Greek A i, 3 English 3 

Latin i Latin 5 

Music 5 Psychology 5 

Saturday, Jan. 27 
Chemistry 5, 7 Chemistry 3 

Economics 5 English i, 5 

History' i 
Music 3 
Physics I 

Monday, Jan. 29 
History 7 Zoology 9 

Government i Economics i 

Philosophy i Greet; 7 

Surveying 1 

Tuesday, Jan. 30 
German 3, 9 English 13 

Psychology 3 French 3 

Wednesday, Jan. 31 
French 7 French i 

History 3 German i, 7, 11 

Latin A 
Physics 5 

Thursday, Feb. i 
Government 3 ' History 9 

Mathematics i, 3, 5, 7 Italian i 


The men taking football training will be re- 
(|uired to come in on the days on which Physical 
Training is scheduled for their respective classes. 
All football work will be from 4:30 to 5:30. The 
purpose of the winter football training is to give 
the inexperienced men training which will accus- 
tom them to the Harvard tactics. It will also 
put the men in such shape that they may have 
the opportunity to start our next fall with expe- 
rienced men and will enable them to play the posi- 
tions and individual assignments. Boxing and 
wrestling will be introduced to give real spirit 
to the training. Variety is the keynote of the 
whole system. The coaches are : Shumway, 
Oliver, Chapman and Campbell. 

Following is the list of men: 

'18 — Babbitt, Blanchard, Colter, Farmer, Fos- 
ter, MacCormick, McDonald, McNaughton, Mc- 
Quillan, Needelman, Rounds, Sandford, Spear. 
Stewart, Woodworth. 

'19 — Boratis, Caspar, Decker, Doherty, Flynn, 
Gray, Hall, Hersum, Holbrook, Hutchinson, 
Irving, Kern, Maclninch, Morrison, Safford, 
Small, Smethurst, P. S. Turner, R. S. Turner, 

'20 — Gate, Crockett, Curtis, Delahanty, Drum- 
mond, Eustis, Guptill, Haggerty, Houston, 
Mason, Mansfield, McElwee, Rhoads, Robbins, 
Weinblatt, Zeitler. 



Armed with nothing but a bag of cigarette 
tobacco Jack Craigen (alias Professor Van 
Cleve), outwitted Henry Tracey, (Albert 
LeTarte), provided with a real revolver, in a 
desperate encounter Friday evening. — But is was 
only a "play" encounter, one of the scenes in 
''The Misleading Lady,'' presented by the Bruns- 
wick Dramatic Club at the Cumberland Theatre 
in the first of two closed prformances. 

Professor Brown, Mr. MacCormick and Mr. 
Baxter also appeared in the cast, as well as F. T. 
Garland "14, Biggers '17, and J. L. Scott '18. 
Professor Davis was in charge of the produc- 


Rev. Henry Fiske Harding, the only surviving 
member of the Class of 1850, and a member of 
the Board of Overseers since 1870, died at his 
home in Hallowell last Friday morning, January 
5. Born at Union, Me., March 28, 1827, Mr. 
Harding came from an old Revolutionary family. 
He was first a teacher and then a clergyman, 
preaching in East Machias, Machias, and several 
other pastorates during his long career. 

Mr. Harding was a particularly strong and 
loyal Bowdoin man. As a member of the Board 
of Overseers he attended every meeting of that 
board at Commencement since 1870, and main- 
tained an unfailing interest in the welfare of the 
College. His death deprives the Board of Over- 
seers of by far its oldest, and one of its most in- 
terested members. 


Students are reminded that the following- 
courses not offered during first semester are 
available : 
Botan)'. Elective for Sophomores. Juniors and 



Seniors Professor Copeland 

Economics 12. Seminar course with readings 
and reports. Elective for ten Juniors and 
and Seniors. Prerequisites Ec. i and 2. 

Assistant Professor McCIean 

English 6. Advanced PubHc Speaking. Elec- 
tive for Seniors and Juniors who have passed 
course 5. Professor Davis 

English 12. The English Novel. Elective for 
Juniors and Seniors, and Sophomores who 
have finished 3. Professor Davis 

English 20. Robert Browning. Professor Elliott 

Ethics. Elective for Juniors and Seniors. 

President Hyde 

(jovernment 2. American State and Social Gov- 
ernment. Professor Hormell 

Government 4. Construction and Government 
of the United States. Elective for Juniors and 
Seniors. Professor Hormell 

History 8. History of Europe since 1870. Elec- 
tive Juniors and Seniors. Professor Bell 

History 10. History of the United States since 
1850. Elective Juniors and Seniors. 

Assistant Professor Van Cleve 

Latin 6. Late Latin. Prerequisites 5. 

Professor Sills 

Latin 8. Latin Influence on English Literature. 
Elective for Juniors and Seniors and Sopho- 
mores who can qualify. Professor Sills 

Mineralogy. Prerequisite Chem. i. 

Professor Cram 


The results of the social workers of the Chris- 
tian -Association for the past season has been 
most gratifying and beneficial. A Boys' Club 
under the direction of Peacock '18 has been 
organized at the Church on the Hill, and another 
has been started at Maquoit under the leadership 
of P. H. and R. H. Cobb '17. The Boy Scouts' 
program will