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NO. 1 


As the Orient goes to press everything- in the 
line of military affairs is up in the air, with 
nothing definite to be known until the newly 
appointed officer of the Reserve Officers' Training- 
Corps arrives. Upon his decision will rest prac- 
tically the entire policy of the College. Just what 
he will advise is a matter of conjecture, but it is 
the general opinion that the College will either 
shut down classes completely for those who join 
the training corps, or else permit each man 
enrolled to drop a stated number of subjects, in 
order to put the most of his time on the military. 
Which of these plans will be adopted depends 
largely on the number of assistants the officer 
brings with him and how much time he feels each 
man should give to the work. 

Reserve Officers' Training Corps 

It was with much gratification that the College 
last week was able to announce that finally, after 
months of constant and insistent application and 
the pulling of many wires, Bowdoin College 
was to have a Reserve Officers' Training Corps 
with a government officer detailed to train the 
men. The officer appointed is Captain Sherman 
White, a graduate of the University of Nebraska 
and the Leavenworth Army School. He is 
expected to report here this week although his 
whereabouts have been pretty much of a mystery 
thus far. He will probably bring with him one or 
two non-commissioned officers as aides in his 
courses. Further than this little is known, and 
consequently the College awaits his arrival with 
much interest. 

Bowdoin is unusually fortunate in procuring 
this officer from the Government, particularly in 
these times when the demand is great and the 
supply small. Great credit is generally accorded 
the College Administration and the Faculty mem- 
bers who made this a' possibility by their activity 
in the matter. Also to Assistant Secretary of 
War Ingraham '95, is the College much indebted, 
for without doubt his direct influence through his 
position with the Government was a most import- 
ant factor in procuring the officer. 

Although as yet nothing definite can be stated 
as to the training and other details, the College 
has gone under bonds for the equipment and 220 
rifles have been ordered to be delivered as soon 

as possible. Arrangements have also been made 
for uniforms and other paraphernalia. 

A resolution has been presented to the Faculty 
by Professor Nixon to the effect that the College 
offer the Government the use of the College 
premises as a training ground for the summer. 
This plan is similar to the one suggested by Pro- 
fessor Johnston of Harvard and adopted by the 
University and it was from this action that the 
plan was conceived for Bowdoin. If it is adopted 
and the Government sees fit to take advantage of 
the offer, the College grounds would accommo- 
date about 500 men for training through the 

Dean Sills made the following statement to the 
Orient just before going to press: 

"The authorities of the College are keeping in 
close touch with the men in the state and else- 
where who have supervision of military and nav- 
al matters; and are convinced that for the present 
it is very much wiser for the college students to 
remain in college, to do their regular work, and 
then to receive such instruction in military mat- 
ters as will shortly be provided. Men wishing to 
enroll at some future time in the Coast Patrol 
would also do well to stay in college for the 


The excitement caused by the war situation 
occasioned a word of warning to the students by 
President Hyde last week to the effect that they 
should hold back from taking an over hasty 
action in enlisting in outside military organiza- 
tions, which action they might regret. He urged 
that, the Officers' Training Corps being now a 
reality, the students remain here and support it. 
In doing so they will not only be of the greatest 
service to the nation, but also place themselves in 
a more advantageous position for advancement. 
Regarding the so-called "mosquito fleet' service, 
he stated that it was worthy and that Bowdoin 
should be represented by at least three units, but 
he discouraged general enlistment in this branch 
in favor of the training that will be given at 
College under the government officer. 



Bowdoin College will not compete in any inter- 
collegiate track meets this spring. Last Thursday 
afternoon Coach Magee held a meeting of his 
track men, about sixty-five in number, in the 
Union, to discuss informally the track situation, 
and it was unanimously voted there to suspend 
all organized track work. Coach Magee spoke 
first, giving his views and then calling upon rep- 
resentatives from each fraternity to voice their 
opinions. The general sentiment was that it was 
the duty of the track men both of the country 
and college to disband for the present. Fully 
eighty per cent, of the track athletes are enrolled 
under Plan II and it will be necessary for those 
men to give all their time and efforts to the drill 
in this crisis. 

A resolution was drawn up by a committee con- 
sisting of McConaughy '17, Marston '17, A. S. 
Gray '18, MacCormick '18 and Walker '18, 
appointed by Coach Magee, to the effect that all 
organized track athletics he suspended this 
spring. This resolution will be put before the 
Athletic Council and undoubtedly be passed. It 
remains now for the Faculty to approve the stu- 
dent council's action which will probably be done 

It is interesting to note that on Thursday 
while the Bowdoin track men decided to 
cancel heir dates for this spring, that a simi- 
lar action was taking place at such colleges as 
Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Cornell, Dartmouth 
and Maine. Also the same resolution was adopted 
by representatives of many of the larger colleges 
of this country at a meeting held in New York 
City, during the latter part of the week. 

Despite the abolition of inter-collegiate track, 
it is hoped that the track men will get in some 
informal work this spring to maintain interest in 
the sport. As soon as the Officers' Training Corps 
is established and drill work begun, the schedule 
of training will be made known and some inter- 
fraternity or inter-company track games will 
undoubtedly he arranged. 


" According to present indications the war will 
not affect the entire baseball season, and the team 
will at least make its Massachusetts trip this 
week although Harvard and Amherst have can- 
celled the games on their schedule. With track 
activities abolished it is felt that the training 
required for baseball is so comparatively slight 
that it would not conflict with the military, and 
hence it would he desirable to have at least this 
one college sport continued. 

The matter will be brought up before the Ath- 
letic Council and the Faculty and. the final 
decision made. Until then Coach Houser plans to 
get his men into shape and thinks he can develop 
a winning team. The squad is likely to lose a few 
mainstays in Phillips, Chapman and Savage who 
are intending to enrol in the "mosquito fleet," 
but unless the military training takes up all the 
time, practice will probably continue for at least 
a time, and the team play off its games. The 
squad of 15 men who leave on Wednesday for 
Springfield will be picked tonight. Thursday the 
team will play Wesleyan, Friday, the Springfield 
Training School, and probably the Army on Sat- 

The scheduled games that have been cancelled 
to date are the Harvard, Amherst, Bates and 
Maine game. 


Dr. Eugene R. Kelley '02, recently Commis- 
sioner of Communicable Diseases for the State 
Board of Health of Massachusetts, will speak at 
the Union Friday evening at 7:30 on the subject: 
"The Choice of Medicine as a Profession." 


Bowdoin has contributed three units to the 
Naval Coast Defense Reserve, and at least one 
more unit will probably enrol this week. The 
first unit to enroll was composed of members ot 
Alpha Delta Phi. They are: A. S. Gray '18, 
Young '18, Ham '19, Martin '19, Thomas '19, 
Moses '20 and Sewall '20. Theta Delta Chi sent 
out the second unit composed of Haskell '18, Mc- 
Donald '18, Bartlett '20, Curtis '20, McPartland 
'20. The third unit which enrolled at Portsmouth 
yesterday from Delta Kappa Epsilon consisted of 
Burleigh '17, Chapman '17, Crosby '17, Little '17, 
Seward '17, Sutcliffe '17, Clark '18, Butterfield 
'19, Irving '19, Safford '19, Savage '19, Noyes '20 
and Rhoads '20. Several men have signed up 

This branch of the naval service makes its 
chief appeal in that the service is almost imme- 
diate and requires little previous experience. The 
men will he stationed in a navy yard for 3 or 4 
weeks at most and then placed aboard a boat for 
patrol duty along the coast. There is opportunity 
for advancement, but the service being new, no 
one can say precisely svhat the chances of promo- 
tion are. The College rather discourages any- 
further enrollments in this branch, believing that 
the students can do better by the country and 
themselves by remaining here and taking the 
longer way around to a commission in the Army. 



A a class meeting held Friday noon the 
I Seniors adopted the following resolution to be 
. prisented to the Faculty: 

Whereas, the United States is now at war with 
ths Imperial German Government, a situation 
.vhicli lavs upon every member of the Senior 
Class of Bowdoin College the obligation of mili- 
tary service ; and 

Whereas, The Bowdoin College Authorities 
believe that the most feasible method of perform- 
ing such service is the training to become officers 
of the American Army to be conscripted in the 
near future, and 

Whereas, Such a task requires the most in- 
tensive training possible for at least the next six 

Be It Resolved That, the Senior Class of Bow- 
doin College unanimously favors for those who 
enlist in the Bowdoin Reserve Officers' Training 
Corps the maximum amount of intensive train- 
ing that the officer detailed by the United States 
Government can give efficiently; that the academ- 
ic courses be surbordinated to military tactics 
and training, and to this end respectfully peti- 
tions cooperation of the College Faculty and 


Last Tuesday evening Edith Wynne Matthi- 
son, the distinguished actress, gave a reading in 
Memorial Hall, furnishing one of the most enjoy- 
able entertainments yet provided by any Saturday 
Club speaker. She is recognized as one of the 
greatest woman players in the country, and the 
townspeople and students enjoyed a rare privi- 
lege in hearing her. 

Particularly effective were two of her Shakes- 
pearean readings : the Forest Scene from As You 
Like It and the Balcony Scene from Romeo and 

The West Wind by John -Mansfield and two 
poems from Rabindranath Tagore. the Indian 
poet, were gracefully and effectively read. 


The directors of the Bowdoin Publishing Com- 
pany before vacation elected G. S. Joyce '18 
manager for the coming year, and Friday evening 
chose G. S. Hargraves '19 and J. E. Vance '19 
from the candidates for assistant manager. 

The board of directors this year will consist 
of : Albion '18, editor-in-chief of the Orient; 
Mooers '18, chairman of the Quill board; Joyce 
'18, manager of the company; Prof. Mitchell and 
Prof. Ham, faculty memibers. 


The following men were elected recently as 
officers of the Christian Association : 
F. D. MacCormick '18, president 
B. W. Norton '18, vice-president 
D. S. Higgins '19, treasurer 
J. L. Badger '20, recording secretary. 

According to present plans the' Bowdoin Bat- 
talion will march entire in the big Brunswick 
Preparedness Parade which the Town Patriotic 
Committee is arranging to take place on April 
19, Patriots' Day. Every military and civic 
organization in the town will be represented in 
line, and the school children arranged along 
Maine Street will sing patriotic airs. 

The parade will form at the corner of Bath 
and Federal Streets, and, marshalled by Major 
Gilbert M. Elliott, proceed through the principal 
streets of the town, disbanding at the Town Hall 
where the exercises are to be held. President 
William DeWitt Hyde will deliver the principal 
patriotic address of the occasion on "The Cause 
for Which We Fight." It is hoped that Governor 
Milliken will also be present and speak. 

In view of the crisis in national affairs it has 
been decided not to hold the District Conation 
of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity which was ,to be 
held at the house of the Bowdoin Chapter on 
April 13 and 14. Invitations, to the reception 
connected with the convention have therefore 
been withdrawn. 


The Musical Clu'bs made a distinctly favorable 
impression all through their vacation trip in 
various cities of Massachusetts. Particularly at 
the Boston concert, held Mar. 23 at the Hotel 
Somerset, were both Glee and Mandolin Clubs 
well received, and were warmly praised for their 
performance by the Boston papers. . The concert 
was followed by a dance for which the hotel 
orchestra furnished the music. The dancing 
lasted until early in the morning, and ended with 
the singing of various patriotic airs. 

Wednesday night. Mar. 21, the clubs played in 
Peabody and the following night in Gloucester. 
The Boston concert was followed by the perform- 
ance at Lowell, which concluded the trip. Only a 
few scattered trips are now left on the schedule, 
and as they are all one-night trips it is probable 
that the military -work will not interfere seriously 
with the remaining concerts. 



Published every Tuesday of the Collegiate 

Year by The Bowdoin Publishing 


In the Interests of the Students of 



Robert G. Albion, 191 8, Editor-in-Chief 

Rolland C. Fasnham, 1919, Managing Editor 

department and associate editors 

William Congreve, Jr., 1920 On the Campus 
Philip E. Goodhue, 1920, Alumni 

Ronald B. Wadswortii, 1920, With the Faculty 

Whitney Coombs, 1918 
Franklin D. MacCormick, 1918 
Bela W. Norton, 1918 
Gerald S. Joyce, 1918 
Clyde E. Stevens, 1919 
Louis W. Doherty, 1919 

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

All communications regarding subscriptions 
should be addressed to the Business Manager of 
the Bowdoin Publishing Co. Subscriptions, $2.00 
per year, in advance. Single copies, 10 cents. 


Gerald S. Joyce, 1918, Business Manager 

Gordon S. Hargraves, 1919, Assistant Manager 
James E. Vance, 1919, Assistant Manager 

Vol. XLV1I. APR. 10, 1917 No. 1 

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

In Principle 

As we enter upon this new volume, the nation 
is entering upon one of the most momentous steps 
in its history. The various phases of college life 
which hitherto seemed so much, of a sudden 
become trivial and the men of Bowdoin are turn- 
ing their attention to the opportunities for serv- 
ice to the nation on land and sea. The College is 
signally fortunate in the establishing of the 
Reserve Officers' Training Corps. We are one of 
the tew small colleges which the government has 
so recognized, and the opportunity to train for 
army service while still continuing college life is 

a privilege which we should highly appreciate. 

With the declaration of war, and even before 
the declaration, Bowdoin men enrolled in both 
army and navy, but the majority are remaining 
for the training under Capt. White. There hive 
been frequent and varying rumors about the 
campus during the past week as to how the wa' 
will affect college activities. Intercollegiate 
athletics will go, and many social events have 
already been cancelled. There will be a reducing 
of the academic work to meet the demands of 
military service. With these changes ini the life 
of the college the Orient must needs take on a 
different tone this year. The events which 
loomed so large while college life ran its normal 
course must be subordinated to the far greater 
issues before the nation and before college men 
in the national crisis. 

The R. 0. T. C. 

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps will give 
us at once an opportunity to serve the country 
and to serve Bowdoin. The War Department, in 
spite of the shortage of officers, has detailed a 
captain to the College that the students may 
become trained leaders of men, if such leaders 
become necessary. The committee which has 
been instrumental in bringing the course to the 
College deserves our heartiest thanks, and the 
course deserves our heartiest support. 

There are some who are better fitted for other 
positions than infantry officers. A few have had 
experience with wireless ; a few of those who 
joined the naval reserve have had experience 
with motor boats; a few may have ability in 
other necessary branches. In a college of the 
liberal arts, however, the great majority lack the 
technical education which would fit them for 
these special branches. The liberal arts course 
fits men to become leaders among men, and these 
are necessary to officer the large army which may 
be called out. 

Immediate enlistment for service on land or 
sea, even as a private, has more glamour than 
spending months around the College, preparing 
for more efficient service. The war has proved 
a need for officers, however, and in establishing 
the training corps, the government has looked 
to Bowdoin for such leaders. 

About half of the student body enrolled for 
Plan II, six weeks ago. Some of this number 
have already joined the naval reserve; others wit' 
he unable to meet the physical requirements. A 
Harvard, less than half of those who enrolled fc 
the R. O. T. C. were accepted. The training corp: 
must have a good enrollment in order to warrant 


its establishment. There are few "slackers" in 
the student body, and the 200 who did not enrol 
before have here an opportunity to do their bit 
where it will be most effective. The coming- week 
should see enrollments from the great bulk of this 
remainder, for the training corps is a Bowdoin 
institution and Bowdoin men are called upon to 
serve it. Surely in this crisis Bowdoin will live 
up to and not upon its military record of the past. 


To the Editor of the Orient: 

Your editorial, "Bowdoin's Submerged Walks," 
referring to the inundated condition of the 
campus, is pessimistic. What better chance, I 
ask, to supplement military training with mili- 
tary cruises? Why prayers for swimming pools 
when Mother Nature steps into the breach? 

But seriously, it does seem that Wampus and 
his tired, hired men should shovel a bit of snow 
or lav an occasional plank. 

S. A. Y. '16. 


To the Editor of the Bowdoin Orient: 

The last number of the Orient to reach me. 
(March 6th) speaks encouragingly of the estab- 
lishment at Bowdoin of a unit of the Reserve 
Officers' Training Corps. This news is most 
gratifying to a Bowdoin man in the military 

The taking up of military training by the stu- 
dents must be with the realization that such 
action will be permanent. To be of value to the 
country for preparedness against war the work 
must be carried on in times of world peace as 
well as in times of world war. Military training 
should not be taken up as a fad. It is a tax which 
should be levied upon all able bodied citizens of 
our country and should be paid willingly and 
earnestly by all of us who share in the rights and 
benefits of American citizenship. 

Long and hard is the labor required to become 
a well trained soldier. Still longer and harder is 
the labor necessary to become a well trained 
officer. The calisthenics and close-order drill of 
the parade ground are very short steps of a long 
road to military proficiency. 

If Bowdoin is to take up military training let 
each man realize the seriousness of the needs of 
our country. Universal military service is most 
essential to prepare us against war. All the more 
credit is due those who see this early and start 
voluntarily to prepare themselves as every man 
should be prepared. 

Don't take up military training as a fad, but 

take it up knowing that it requires many hours, 
days, weeks, months, even years of hard work; 
that you are giving your time for a great pur- 
pose ; that your part is to act, regardless of your 
own convenience and desires, in accordance with 
the will of some power higher than your own ; 
that the sacrifices you are making are just what 
every able bodied man should be required to make 
and that you are one of the leaders, showing the 
"slackers" by your example their duty. 

Military training at Bowdoin under the above 
conditions will be worth while for the man, the 
College, the State and the nation. 

Wallace C. Philoon '05, 

1st Lt. Infantry, A. D. C. 


In the last of the debates under the three year 
agreement between Bowdoin, Hamilton and Wes- 
leyan, the members of the Triangular Debating 
League, Bowdoin carried away the honors by 
defeating both of her opponents Thursday eve- 
ning, March 22. By winning this double victory, 
Bowdoin and Hamilton are tied for first place in 
the series, each having won three debates. 

The question of the debate was "Resolved, That 
the United States could better protect the West- 
ern Hemisphere by an understanding with Great 
Britain than by the policy known as the Monroe 

Bowdoin debated Hamilton at Brunswick and 
Wesleyan at Middletown, Conn., while Wesleyan 
and Hamilton debated at Clinton, N. Y. In each 
case the home team had the negative side of the 

The Hamilton debaters on the affirmative were 
Irving Ives '19, Robert Patterson '17, and Louis 
Brockway '17. The alternate was James Seaver 

On the negative side of the question Bowdoin 
was represented by Bowdoin '17, Young '17, and 
Jacob '17, with Badger '20 as alternate. 

President William DeWitt Hyde presided at 
the debate here, and the judges were Dr. Lewis 
Perry of Exeter, N. H., Clinton H. Collester of 
Boston and Charles Bickford of Lewiston. 

The question was handled in a most able 
manner by the speakers on both sides. The 
judges awarded the decision to Bowdoin unani- 

In the debate with Wesleyan at Middletown, 
where Bowdoin was represented by Moran '17, 
Lane '17, and Foulke '19, with Coburn '19 as 
alternate. Bowdoin won the decision by a vote 
of two to one. 

The Wesleyan team was composed of C. F. 


Dodge '19, B. D. McDonald "19 and M. K. Thom- 
son '17. The judges were Mr. Charles C. Torrey 
of Harvard, Judge Haines of Middletown and 
Prof. W. P. Ladd of the Berkley Divinity School. 
At Clinton, N. Y., Hamilton defeated Wes- 
leyan by the unanimous vote of the judges. 


General Ellis Spear '58, of Washington, D. C, 
an overseer of the College, died at St. Peters- 
'burg, Florida, on April 3. He was buried in the 
Arlington National Cemetery. 

General Spear was born in Warren. October 
15, 1834, and graduated from Bowdoin in the 
class of 1858. He entered the Civil War as cap- 
tain of the Twentieth Maine Volunteers, and 
served with that regiment throughout the war. 
He was made major in 1863 and brevet-lieuten- 
ant-colonel and brevet-colonel in 1865, until he 
became brevet-brigadier-general in 1865. He 
saw much active service and was breveted by 
Congress for both gallant and distinguished serv- 
ice at the Battle of Peebles Farm, where he com- 
manded a brigade. He was in command of the 
left of the regiment at Gettysburg, where his men 
achieved much distinction at the defense of Little 
Round Top. 

After the war he entered the U. S. patent office, 
and in 1876 was appointed Commissioner of 
Patents. Two years later he resigned this work, 
and thereafter until shortly before his death, was 
actively engaged in the practice of patent law. 
General Spear was prominent in many activities 
in Washington: he was first vice-president of the 
Washington Loan and Trust Company, a director 
of the Equitable Building Association, and a 
holder of many offices of trust and distinction. 
He was once Commander of the Washington 
Commandery of the Loyal Legion. 

For a number of years he was an overseer of 
Bowdoin. The College, in 1909, conferred upon 
him the degree of LL.D. 

General Spear, although best known as a mil- 
itary and legal man, was essentially a scholar. 
He loved literature and was a great reader. 


Work on the Hyde dormitory is progressing 
rapidly under the hands of the constructors 
despite inclement weather. The cellar has been 
excavated and the cement foundations are well 
underway. Building supplies, including a huge 
pile of bricks, arrived early this week. The con- 
tractors have a large force of men at work to 
hasten the completion of the contract. Of the 
many contributions which have been made 
towards the Hyde dormitory fund by different 

members of the alumni, the first class to give a 
sum as a class is 1916. That class, through its 
secretary, Dwight H. Sayward '16, of Portland, 
has subscribed from its treasury the sum of fifty 

The following classes each have as many con- 
tributors to the fund for the erection of the new 
dormitory as indicated below. Keen interest is 
being shown and it is hoped that the deficit will 
soon have been removed : 

1848, one; 1859, one; 1861, two; 1863, one: 
1864, one; 1866, two; 1869, one; 1870, two, 1872. 
two; 1873, one; 1874, one, 1875, one; 1876, two: 
1877, two; 1879, one; 1880, six; 1881, five; 1882, 
three; 1884, three; 1885, three; 1887, one; 1888, 
two; 1889, three; 1890, three, 1891, three; 1892, 
three; 1894, one; 1895, seven; 1896, seven; 1897, 
three; 1898, three; 1899, two; 1900, one; 1901, 
six ; 1902, five ; 1903, five, 1904, three ; 1905, four ; 
1907, four; 1908, seven; 1909, five; 1910. eight; 
191 1, three; 1912, five; 1913, four; 1914, six; 
1915, five; 1916, eight; Honorary Graduates, two; 
Friends, two. 

At the second yearly meeting of the Bowdoin 
Club of Philadelphia, several important questions 
were discussed, athletics at Bowdoin being the 
matter of particular interest. A motion was 
carried to make a contribution to aid in removing 
the present financial deficit in this branch of col- 
lege activities. Mr. John Halford '07 was chosen 
to take charge of this matter. Military training 
at Bowdoin was unanimously approved, as was 
the naming of the new dormitory for President 

The club at present has about 40 members of 
which Frederick Smith '86 is president, and John 
L. Leydon '07 is secretary. The next meeting is 
planned for November. 


The following petition, signed by nearly every 
man in the three lower classes, was presented to 
the Faculty for their consideration at the meet- 
ing held last night. 

"In the face of International strife between the 
Imperial German Government and these United 
States, which has been brought to a head by the 
declaration of war on April 6th, we the under- 
signed loyal citizens of these United States and 
under-graduates of Bowdoin College, deem it 
advisable at this time to devote our time to the 
study of military tactics. In view of the fact 
that a volunteer, even to have a fighting chance, 
must have a thorough knowledge of military 
affairs, which is brought about only by intensive 


training: Be it resolved therefore, that the Fac- 
ulty of Bowdoin College heed the plea of its stu- 
dents and as soon as possible devote all time nec- 
essary, as deemed so by competent officials, to the 
preparation of students now enrolled, so that in 
this time of the nation"s peril, we may the better 
serve our country."' 


The present season's record practically assures 
Bowdoin of tenth place in the intercollegiate 
shooting, and a standing of Class A. A local 
match, probably the last indoor match of the 
season, will be held Friday evening with the 
Tenth Company, Coast Artillery of the National 
Guard. Outdoor shooting will begin as soon as 
the range is in shape. Club members who did not 
use their whole assignments of amunition last 
fall should apply to Professor Langley for a 
transfer of the remainder to their present season's 



J. C. Minot '96 represented Bowdoin at the 
inauguration of Frank Palmer Spear as president 
of the newly instituted Northeastern College in 
Boston on Mar. 30. This new college is an out- 
growth of the courses of instruction given by the 
Boston Y. M. C. A. of which also the Huntington 
School is a branch. 


The Freshman candidates for the assistant 
managership of baseball are these: 

Abbott, Crockett, A. L. Davis, Demuth, Doe, 
McWilliams, Rhoads, P. W. Smith, Walz. 

One of these men will be chosen at the annual 
election in June. 


In view of the war Bowdoin Medical School 
students in the third and fourth year classes will 
hear lectures on military medicine and camp san- 
itation to be delivered by Dr. Henry F. Lincoln, 
who has been detailed for this purpose by the 
Medical Department, U. S. A. Dr. Lincoln is 
particularly well qualified to speak on these sub- 
jects because of his training in the Army Medical 
School in Washington. He also had the distinc- 
tion of being one of the officers attached to Gen- 
eral Pershing's expeditionary forces in Mexico, 
an invaluable experience from a medical point of 
view. The medical school is indebted to Assistant 
Secretary of War Ingraham, Bowdoin '95, whose 

influence assisted in securing this concession from 
the Medical Department of the Army for the 
Bowdoin Medical School. Surgeon General 
Gorgas also assisted in procuring Dr. Lincoln for 
these lectures. 


Seven members of the Theta Chapter of Delta 
Kappa Epsilon attended the annual New England 
banquet of their fraternity at the Holel Lenox, 
Boston, on Mar. 24. The men who attended were 
Burleigh '17, Crosby '17, Philbrick '17, Sutcliffe 
'17, Clark '18, Ripley '18 and Savage '18. 



The annual banquet of the New England Asso- 
ciation of Theta Delta Chi was held at the Hotel 
Vendome, Boston, on March 23, 1917. Eta 
Charge of Bowdoin was represented by Stone '17, 
Cook ex-'iy, Albion '18, Burr '19, Crockett '20 
and Curtis, Jr. '20. 

Dn tfte Campus 

There will be no dramatics this spring. 

The band had its picture taken last Thursday. 

Gym make-ups are being held every day now 
at 4:30. 

The Friars held their annual dance at Riverton 
Saturday night. 

Greely '17 and Fay '19 have been called to the 
National Guard. 

The customary wearing of Freshman caps will 
not be affected by the war. 

Someone in South Appleton sported a British 
flag out the window last week. 

Among those on the campus recently were D. 
H. Say ward '16, J. H. Brewster '16. 

Dissection at the medical building began this 
week and will continue throughout the rest of 
the term. 

The recent death of General Ellis Spear makes 
the fifth vacancy on the Board of Overseers to be 
filled this Commencement. 

Donnell' 18, Ripley' i8,Sandford' 18 and Graves 
'19 have enlisted in the Ordnance Department of 
the 10th Company, C. A. C. 

The class in Government is planning to hold a 
''legislative session" with regular bi-partisan elec- 
tion of speaker and debate on various bills. 

Competitive stories for the Hawthorne Prize 
should be signed with a fictitious name and 
handed to Professor Mitchell before May 21. 

Burleigh '19 has enlisted in Bath and will begin 
immediatelv on his labors in connection with the 



radio department. He will be enrolled as a wire- 
less operator. 

Professor Nixon has been active in aiding 
recruiting for the ioth Company Coast Artillery. 
Last week he acted as spokesman for a party of 
recruiters in Richmond. 

The University of Maine is also having some 
difficulty in collecting the blanket tax. The Maine 
Campus recently stated than only 86 out of the 
1200 students had paid their tax. 

Hon. William T. Cobb, Hon. Charles F. John- 
son '78, Donald F. Snow '01 and Dean Sills 
are members of the Executive Committee of the 
Committee of Safety, appointed by Governor 

The following members of the Faculty will be 
in the play "Pomander Walk," which the Bruns- 
wick Dramatic Club will present in May : Pro- 
fessors Files, Brown, Davis, Gross, and Langley, 
and Mr. MacCormick. 

Mr. Carl E. Schweinitz, secretary of the 
Charity Organization Society, will be at the Med- 
ical Reading Room in Hubbard Hall at 9 :3c a.- 
m., Thursday, April 12, to select as their guest 
a member of our Junior class from those who 
may apply. 

All Seniors whose -names are on the pro- 
visional list of Commencement speakers are re- 
quested to write Commencement parts. Any 
other members of the class may enter this com- 
petition if he wish. From the parts presented a 
committee from the Faculty will choose four to 
be spoken on Commencement Day. These parts, 
which must be more than twelve hundred words 
in length, will be due on Wednesday, May 16. 


'47. — Charles Edward McDougall, born July 4, 
1830 at Athens, Pa.; died May 25, 1916 at Milton, 

'50. — Henry Fiske Harding, born March 28, 
1827 at Union, Me.; died Jan. 5, 1917 at Hal- 
lowell, Me. 

'S3- — William Miltimore McArthur, born July 
7, 1832 at Limington, Me.; died Jan. 29, 1917 at 
Limington, Me. 

'55. — Joseph Kingsbury Greene, born April 10, 
1834 at Auburn, Me.; died Feb. 10, 1917 at 
Oberlin, O. 

'57. — Henry Newbegin, born May 2, 1833 at 
Pownal, Me.; died Jan. 7, 1917 at Defiance, O. 

'58. — Isaiah Perley Smith, born Feb. 13, 1836 
at North Bridgton, Me.; died Dec. 11, 1916 at 
Lawrence, Mass. 

'63. — George Goodwin Harriman, born Jan. 2, 
1842 at Conway, N. H. ; died July 2, 1916 at San 
Juan, P. R. 

'66. — Sylvester Benjamin Carter, born June 23, 
1845 at Exeter, N. H.; died Feb. 12, 1917 at Bos- 
ton, Mass. 

'67. — Henry Sewall Webster, born Sept. 26, 

1845 at Augusta, Me.; died Feb. 16, 1917 at 
Gardiner, Me- 

'68.— Leonard Warren Rundlett, born Sept. 21, 

1846 at Alna, Me.; died Oct. 13, 1916 at St. Paul, 

'70. — William Edward Spear, born Jan. 2, 1847 
at Rockland, Me.; died Nov. 2, 1916 at Boston, 

'■/J. — William Perry, born July 22, 1587 at 
Salem, Mass.; died Sept. 22, 1916 at Salem. 

'80. — Albert Harmon Holmes, born Dec. 14, 
1851 at Bridgton, Me.; died Sept. 10, 1916 at 
Brunswick, Me. 

'81. — John Edward Walker, born Feb. 23, 1857 
at Union, Me.; died Nov. 22, 1916 at Thomaston, 

'82. — Herbert Harrison Chase, born Jan. 23, 
1858 at Unity, Me.; died Jan. 13, 1917 at Los 
Angeles, Cal. 

'84. — Melvin Horace Orr, born April 3, 1861 at 
Brunswick, Me.; died Nov. 8, 1916 at Stockton, 

'86. — George Merrill Norris, born Aug. 20, 1863 
at Monmoiith, Me.; died June 11, 1916 at Weath- 
erford, Okla. 

'90. — Fred John Allen, born July 27, 1855 at 
Alfred, Me. ; died Feb. 2, 1917 at Sanford, Me. 

'92. — Frank Durgin, born Aug. 19, 1871 at 
Cornish, Me.; died June 15, 1916, at Somerville, 

'92. — Everett Alberton Pugsley, born Jan. 3, 
1858 at Rochester, N. H. ; died Feb. 21, 1917 at 

'93. — George Wood McArthur, born Jan. 8, 
1872 at Mannsville, N. Y. ; died Aug. 13, 1916 at 
Biddeford, Me. 

'93. — Richard Conant Payson, born Nov. 5. 
1870 at Portland, Me.; died Feb. 27, 1917 at New 
York City. 

'98. — Arthur Leroy Hunt, born Jan. 7, 1877 at 
Auburn, Me.; died Oct. 7, 1916 at Washington, 
D. C. 

'98. — Howard Rollin Ives, born Jan. 17, 1877 at 
West Point, N. Y. ; died Nov. 10, 1916 at Cape 
Elizabeth, Me. 

'99. — Edgar Alonzo Kaharl, born Dec. 23, 
1870 at Newton, Mass.; died Aug. 25, 1916 at 
New Bedford, Mass. 

'02. — Richard Bryant Dole, born May 8, 1880 
at Portland, Me.; died Jan. 21, 1917 at Washing- 
ton, D. C. 



'77- — Louis Caleb Ford, born Aug. n, 1852 at 
Atkinson, Me.; died 1916, Milo, Me. 

'84. — Lyman Beecher Shehan, born June 16, 
1855 at Turner, Me.; died July 28, 1916 at Su- 
perior, Wisconsin. 

'86. — Alfred King, born July 2, 1861 at Port- 
land, Me.; died June 4, 1916 at Turner, Me. 

'86. — George Ernest Thomes, born June 12, 
1858 at Portland, Me.; died Feb. 12, 1917 at 
Port Chester, N. Y. 

'91. — Charles Burleigh, born Feb. 26, 1855 at 
Lewiston, Me.; died December 15, 1916. 

'92. — Roland Sumner Gove, born April 2, 1870 
at Limington, Me.; died Dec. 19, 1916 at San- 
ford, Me. 

'96. — John Emil Wadsworth, born April 7, 1870 
at Hiram, Me. ; died Jan. 29, 1917 at Skowhegan, 

'01. — Henry Thomas McCarthy, born Dec. 6, 
1878 at Lewiston, Me.; died Feb. 19, 1917 at 

'03. — George Henry Turner, Jr., born Aug. 7, 
1878 at Portland, Me.; died Sept. 9, 1916 at Hart- 
land, Me. 


Prelude, "Hosannah," Lemmens 

Gloria Patri Greatorcx 


Anthem, "Awake, Thou That Sleepest," Maker 

Choral Amen Anglican 


Allegro Maestoso Mendelssohn 

Breen — When I die I want to be buried in the 
Jewish cemetery. 

Sewell— Why ? 

Breen — Last place the devil will go to look for 
an Irishman. — Exchange. 

He put his arm around her waist, 

So slender and so slim, 

But quickly drew it back again 

And said, "D that pin !" 

— Tulane Weekly. 

Irate, Motorist — "Say, this old car won't climb 
a hill ! You said it was a fine machine !" 

Dealer — "I said, 'On the level it's a good car.' " 
— Purple Cow. 

Teacher — "Earl, did you whisper today?" 
Earl — "Yes, wunst." 

Teacher — "Clarence, should Earl have said 
'wunst?' " 

Clarence — "No, he should have said 'twicet.' " 
— Purple Cow. 

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The purpose of the school is to give 
the student such training in the princi- 
ples of the law and such equipment in 
the technique of the profession as will 
best prepare him for active practice 
wherever the English system of law pre- 
vails. The course of study for the LL. B. 
degree occupies three full school years. 
For those who have received this degree 
from this or any other reputable school 
of law the degree of LL. M. may be re- 
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resident attendance under the direction 
of Melville M. Bigelow. Special scholar- 
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In the City of New York 

Admits graduates of Bowdoin College present 
ing the required Physics, Chemistry 
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 preferably made not 
later than June. Next session opens 
September 26, 1917. 

For information and catalogue, address, 

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The following telegram was received last week : 
President Hyde, 
Bowdoin College, 
Brunswick, Me. 
Captain Sherman White on duty Nogales 
Arizona, will leave twelfth and expects to arrive 
Bowdoin eighteenth. 



At the faculty meeting on April 9th, it was 
voted that students in the actual service of the 
United States Army or Navy at the end of the 
present semester (June 15, 1917) be given credit 
for the courses in this semester with the rank 
they had attained when called out. But that all 
students must keep up their College courses until 
they are actually called out in active service if 
they wish to secure credit. 

It was also voted that the military instructor be 
allowed as much time as in his judgment would 
be desirable and necessary for intensive military 
training: and that academic work be diminished 
proportionately for students taking work in the 
Officers' Training Corps. 


The faculty last Wednesday forwarded to the 
Maine delegation in Congress, a petition signed 
by every member of the teaching staff, urging the 
hearty support of any measures for universal 
compulsory military service which may be intro- 

The petition was worded as follows : 
"To Hon. Leivis B. Goodall, 

Washington, Dt C. 

It is the earnest hope of all the members of the 
Bowdoin College Faculty that all our Maine Con- 
gressmen will support the President and the War 
Department in their plans for Compulsory Mili- 
tary Service." 


News that Dr. Whittier has been commissioned 
a first lieutenant in the Medical Reserve Corps 
has just been made known about College. The 
commission is dated March 23rd, but no definite 
station has been assigned as yet. It is thought. 

however, that Dr. Whittier will probably be 
placed in charge of the local hospital forces if 
necessity renders it desirable to offer the re- 
sources of the college to the government for that 
purpose. This is the first military commission 
given to a member of the faculty. 

President Hyde issued the following notice 
last week : "As there are already as many stu- 
dents in the Coast Patrol Service as are at present 
needed and as it seems best for the College to 
have in that form of service, no credits will be 
allowed to persons enlisting for that service after 
this date: April 13, 1917." 


Jack Magee recently received the following 
post card from Stanley '18, who is serving with 
the American Ambulance Corps in France : 
Dear Jack, 

Am sunning myself now behind the ruins of 
our "so-called'' room. It has been a wonderfully 
clear day all day — the first warm day we have 
had — so the air has been full of aeroplanes. 
While we were watching the French fire shrapnel 
at a German machine this morning, the German 
suddenly headed straight down — we thought he 
had been hit — but changed our minds a minute 
later, when he headed straight for a French obser- 
vation balloon and opened up his rapid fire gun, 
and set the balloon on fire and killed the man who 
was in her — then he turned around and went 
back over the lines to Germany. It was a pretty 
sight, believe me. Several French machines 
chased him, but he was far too fast for them. 

There have been several other fights in the air 

I am having a wonderfully interesting time — 
can't beat it. The bombardments every night 
are fierce, and some of the wounded we carry are 
all shot to pieces. One of the boys lost the road in 
the dark last night and ran into a trench. The 
Frenchmen all gave him a hand and picked his 
flivver out and he came back again all right. 
Hope everything is coming along good in track 
work. Best of luck to you. Will try and bring 
home a good shot. Best regards to all, 



In a recent interview with the Harvard Crim- 
son, Captain Ian Hay Beith declared that the 
Officers' Training Corps had proved a great 
advantage to the British Army at the outbreak 
of the present war. "We had had our Officers' 
Training Corps as a regular institution in the 
life of the British student, which prepared the 
undergraduates for ordinary military service, the 
work of the corps being extremely popular and 
purely voluntary," he said. "At the end of every 
academic year young men were turned out all 
over England, experienced in military drill and 
skilled in the use of a rifle, ready to serve as army 
officers in case of a national emergency. Your 
Reserve Officers' Training Corps is conducted on 
much the same lines, I understand, and you can 
realize what a great aid our young student-offi- 
cers proved to England, when the German troops 
started across Belgium in the late summer of 

1914 When the war broke out there 

was an immediate call for officers and instantly 
there was a response from 25,000 of the old boys, 
who had received training as officers in the dif- 
ferent colleges. 

"The sending of an expeditionary force from 
the United States will undoubtedly have a great 
moral effect on the allied powers, and, personally. 
I think one will be very welcome, provided it is 
composed of trained men. Naturally an untrained 
force would have serious drawbacks, as there is 
the transportation of food and various other mat- 
ters to be considered, which are of vital im- 
portance. It seems to me that it would be best to 
train the men in this country first, and then send 
them to the European front. 

"I think the work of the Reserve Officers' 
Training Corps in the American universities, and 
especially at Harvard, is excellent and on the 
right lines. I agree thoroughly with General 
Wood on the subject of intensive training for the 
R. O. T. C, and believe that the development of 
officers in the American universities is of vital 
importance to the country. They cannot do bet- 
ter than to carry out the Plattsburg idea of mili- 
tary training. I am immensely impressed with 
the situation in the colleges of the United States 
today, and the work of their members is being- 
watched with interest by the countries on both 
sides of the water." 

Bowdoin played Wesleyan to a 3-3 tie in the 
first game of the White's 1917 baseball season 
Neither team scored until the eighth, when Bow- 
cloin made three runs. In her half of the eighth. 
Wesleyan got one man home, and in the ninth 

scored twice, but failed to make the run needed to 
win. The game was a pitcher's battle between 
Pendleton and Westcott ; Pendleton had the edge 
on the Wesleyan man, he was steadier and more 
effective in the pinches. DonnelFs fielding at third 
was the feature of the contest. 

Johnson fielded and hit well for Wesleyan. 

The summary : 


ab r bh po a e 

Donnell, 3'b 4 3 I o 

Cook, 2b 4 o o 1 1 o 

Delehanty, rf 5 1 o 2 o 

Finn, ss 4 1 1 1 3 1 

Woodman, cf 4 1,1 o o 

Chapman, lb 4 o 112 o o 

Phillips, If 2 o 1 1 o o 

Bradford, c 1 o 1 7 2 o 

Pendleton, p 2 o o o 4 o 

Total 30 3 5 27 u 1 


ab r bh po a e 

Chapin, cf 5 o 1 o o o 

Lawson, it> 4.0 o 9 1 o 

Wehb, ss 4 o 1 1 1 1 

Johnson, 2b 3 o 2 3 2 1 

Wilbur, If 4 o o 1 o o 

Jones, 3b 2 o 1 1 1 

Widdoes, c 4 1 on 1 1 

Boote, rf 2 o o o o o 

Westcott, p 3 1 o 1 4 1 

Tomlinson, rf o 1 o o 

Total 31 3 4 27 10 5 


Bowdoin 00000003 ° — 3 

Wesleyan 0000000 1 2 — 3 

Two base hits, Chapman, Lawson. Stolen bases, 
Phillips, Finn, Bradford, Webb. Sacrifice hit, 
Jones. First base on balls, off Pendleton 2, off 
Westcott 5. Struck out, by Pendleton 9, by West- 
cott 8. Passed balls, Bradford 2. Wild pitch. 
Westcott. Left on bases, Bowdoin 7, Wesleyan 
7. Time, 2 'hours. Umpire, Rorty of Hartford. 

Bowdoin won the second game of the early sea- 
son trip, Friday, from Springfield Y. M. C. A. 
College. The score was 9-7. Capt. Bradford's 
men played a much better game and although 
Springfield out-hit the White, Bowdoin profited 
more from her hits. Cold weather bothered both 

Finn, Delehanty and Chapman featured for 
Bowdoin ; Whalen, Sharpe, and Mitterling played 
good ball for Springfield. 



The summary : 



r bh 
2 1 








1 2 


1 2 





Donnell, 3b 4 

McPherson, 2b 4 

Delehanty, rf 5 

Finn, ss 5 

Woodman, cf 4 o 

Chapman, ib 5 3 310 o 1 

Phillips, If 3 1 2 o o o 

Bradford, c 4 o o 6 4 o 

Smethurst, p 4 o o o 3 

Savage, p o o o o o 

Totals 38 9 10 27 16 3 


ab r bh po a e 

Sharpe, If 5 o 3 3 o o 

Sermon, ib 5 3 311 1 1 

Mitterling, 3b, rf 5 j 3 2 1 1 

Whalen, c 3 2 3 7 1 1 

Dresser, cf 5 o 1 o o 

Howe, ss 1 o 1 1 1 2 

Atkinson, ss 3 o o 1 2 

Kalloch, 2b 4 o o 3 3 o 

Peters, rf 3 1 1 o o 1 

Bannister, 3b 1 o 1 1 

Pervere, p 1 1 o 3 2 

House, p 1 o o 3 

Hirst, p 1 o o o 1 

Totals 3S 7 16 27 16 14 


Bowdoin 2 o 1 1 1 3 o 1 — 9 

Springfield I I 003020 o — 7 

Sacrifice hits, McPherson, Woodman, Phillips. 
Whalen. Sacrifice flies, Bradford, Phillips. Stolen 
bases, Donnell, Delehanty, Finn, Chapman. Phil- 
lips, Sermon. Two base hits, Donnell, Finn. 
Philips, Sermon. Three base hits, Chapman 
Whalen 2, Sharpe, Mitterling. Hits off Pervere. 
4 in 3 innings ; off House, 5 in 4 innings : off 
Hirst, 1 in 2 innings ; off Smethurst, 16 in 8 inn- 
ings (none out in 9th) ; off Savage, none in 1 
inning. First base on balls, off House 1, off 
Smethurst 2. Struck out, by Pervere I, by House 
4, by Hirst 1, by Smethurst 2, by Savage 1. Left 
on bases, Bowdoin 9, Springfield 7. Time, 2.23. 
Umpire, Waters. 

Timely hitting and fast base running enabled 
Amherst to defeat Bowdoin, Saturday, at Am- 
herst. Bowdoin scored her only run in the first, 
on a pass, a single by Needleman, and a wild 
pitch. Amherst tied the score in her half of the 
inning, and after that led all the way. For Bow- 

doin, Finn did good stick work ; Rome's all round 

playing, with three hits and three stolen bases, 
featured the game. 
The summary : 


bh po a e 

Rome, rf 3 1 o o 

Munroe, 2b 1 1 1 

Knauth, ib 112 o o 

See, c 2 4 1 o 

Widmayer, ss o 2 5 1 

Seamans, If 1 2 o o 

Goodrich, 3b 1 1 5 o 

Maynard, cf o 4 o o 

Carpenter, p 1 o 3 2 

Totals 9 27 15 4 


bh po a e 

Donnell, 3b o o o o 

Xeedleman, 2b 2 5 2 o 

Delehanty, rf 1 1 o o 

Finn, ss 3 1 3 

Woodman, cf 1 2 1 

Chapman, lb o 9 2 

Phillips, If 1 1 o o 

Bradford, c 1 5 3 o 

Savage, p o 4 2 

Totals 9 24 13 4 

Innings 123456789 

Amherst 1 1 0000 1 I — 4 

Bowdoin 1 0000000 c — 1 

Runs made, by Rome 2, See. Maynard, Donnell. 
Two base hits. Carpenter. Finn. Stolen bases, 
Rome 2, See, Seamans, Munroe. Base on balls, 
by Carpenter 3. by Savage 5. Struck out. by Car- 
penter 3, by Savage 4. Sacrifice hits, Munroe. 
Seamans, Widmayer. Wild pitch, Carpenter. 
Time, 2h. Umpire, McLaughlin. 

The report for the ninth week of the Inter- 
collegiate Shooting Contest showed that Bowdoin 
was seventh for the week and had its highest 
score for the season. In the aggregate score, 
Bowdoin now stands tenth. There is one more 
match to be shot in the contest. The result in the 
last shoot was as follows : 

Johnson '18 194 

Ellms '20 186 

Schlosberg '18 184 

Hurlin '18 182 

Tillson '20 182 






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Vol. XLV1I. 

APR. 17, 1917 

No. 2 

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

Clyde E. Stevens '19 has been appointed acting 
managing editor of the Orient, Rolland C. Farn- 
ham '19, having joined the coast patrol. 

The Arrival of Captain White 

Bowdoin's activities for the rest of the College 
year depend upon the attitude of Captain Sher- 
man White who is due to arrive here tomorrow. 
The faculty is -ready to stand back of whatever 
measures he may propose for the Reserve Officers' 
Training Corps, and the coming week will probably 
see a definite policy formulated. Captain White 

may advise as radical a plan as that which Har- 
vard will inaugurate next month, when, with all 
academic work suspended for the embryo officers, 
there will be eight hours of drill and two hours of 
lectures daily. The course may be more moder- 
ate, but in order to secure efficient results a good 
part of our time must be devoted to drill. 

Half the campus has still remained outside of 
the training corps. Some of these may be physi- 
cally unfit , a few may lack the parental consent, 
but the majority deserve reproach for apathy in a 
situation of this nature. If Bowdoin is to go 
into the training corps, it must go in whole- 
heartedly and not with half of its students too 
leisure loving to spend the energy required by the 
drill. The faculty cannot act with the desired 
freedom with so many outside the corps. The 
faculty has favored universal military training, 
and if this is to go into effect, the advantage which 
the College will have in the Officers' Training 
Corps is great. The coming week should find a 
hundred more applications for admission to the 
corps, which is recognized as Bowdoin's particu- 
lar share in national preparedness. 

The Parade Thursday 

The battalion which has been drilling for the 
past month under the student officers has been 
invited to represent the College in the Brunswick 
patriotic parade on Thursday, the anniversary of 
Concord and Lexington. The two companies 
muster well over a hundred men, and they are all 
expected to be in line. Bowdoin's military activ- 
ities have come into prominence and there will be 
an opportunity to show what the drilling has 
already accomplished. The officers of the bat- 
talion urge the members to remain in Brunswick 
on Thursday in order to participate. 

Athletics Within the College 

The cancelling of all intercollegiate track 
events should not mean the abandoning of this 
sport at Bowdoin. While the big meets for which 
the athletes train for months will be given up this 
year, those are not the real purpose of track com- 
petition, and there should be contests on the 
campus for the sake of the sport itself. Inter- 
fraternity and interclass contests do not require 
much training which will interfere with the drill- 
ing, and they will give an excellent chance for 

The usual interfraternity baseball series should 
be under way shortly. These games are in accord- 
ance with the principle of compulsory athletics 
where every student has a chance to compete 
though he may not be proficient. The fact that 


J 5 

the teams represent definite groups adds an 
interest which is lacking in a scrub game. 
Usually well over a hundred students participate 
in these games, and for that very fact they will 
be desirable. England has recommended that the 
American colleges not give up athletics, and even 
though our intercollegiate schedules may go, in- 
tramural sports should be encouraged. 

A Definite Program 

"No longer can undergraduates bewail the un- 
bearable condition of indecision that has existed 
for the last two weeks. After careful delibera- 
tion the Faculty has passed a splendid resolution 
which will satisfy the most ardent militarists and 
most zealous patriots. Harvard men can feel 
assured that their University is still keeping far 
in the lead and giving the Government greater 
assistance in the task of training officers than it 
has ever asked for. 

"With a strong definite program outlined, there 
are three immediate aims for undergraduates. 
Since the special final examinations will be held 
soon after the April recess all those in the R. O. 
T. C. should avail themselves of the short inter- 
val between now and then to prepare to finish 
their year's work in a creditable manner. Concen- 
tration on scholastic work at this time is necessa- 
rily difficult, but upon the future return to College 
studies a good record now will fully justify a few 
short weeks of hard study. Secondly, men should 
realize the seriousness of their service to the 
State, and make a firm resolve to enter upon 
their intensive training with every faculty at con- 
cert pitch, so that they may become efficient 
officers as soon as possible. Lastly, the many that 
are not under training at present should sacrifice 
everything within reason to join the new units 
which are soon to be formed. The University 
authorities have already done their part in an 
admirable way. It is now up to the students to 
show that they are worthy of the patriotic con- 
cessions already granted." 

The Hari'ard Crimson. 

To the Editor of the Orient : — 

A few days ago the faculty of our College 
voted unanimously in favor of compulsory mili- 
tary service. This is not surprising if we bear in 
mind that under our present educational system, 
the faculty is an autocracy, an autocracy of in- 
tellect. What should give us most concern is 
not so much that the vote went as it did, but that 
it was unanimous. 

Diversity spells progress : has Formalism won 

another victory? Possibly the faculty has re- 
ceived some ''inside" information regarding the 
necessity of such a move but until such intelli- 
gence has been given the public, the public has a 
perfect right — nay more, it is its moral obligation 
to oppose the idea if only as a protest against 
invisible government. 

Our republic lies between the Scylla and 
Coribdis of weak-kneed pacificism and weak- 
headed militarism. But isn't there a rational mid- 
dle course, an Aristotlean mean in keeping with 
our national traditions ? We have seen the steady 
growth of the Boy Scout movement, and the 
Plattsburg idea on land and sea ; in our own 
College, provision has been made for an Officers' 
Training Corps. All of this has been done in 
accordance with democratic principles, and by 
appealing to the pugnacious instinct of youth, is. 
bound to succeed. 

Intellectually and economically we have shaken 
off the fetters of supposed European superiority 
and are about to enter a new era of freedom pro- 
ducing a civilization of the "Made in America" 
brand. Shall we now embrace that which we at 
the beginning of the war congratulated ourselves 
that we weren't cursed with ? Will the down- 
fall of the last two great autocracies find us with 
an out-grown military system on our hands ? 
Ivan E. Merrill, 1915. 


For the third successive year the football team 
will receive its tutoring from a student of the 
Haughton school, which has shown very good 
results here in the past. At the meeting of the 
Athletic Council last week, Lorenzo B. Day of 
Brookline, Mass., was elected to coach the 1917 
football team. During his full course at Harvard 
Day has been a candidate for the varsity football 
team and is therefore in a good position to know 
the science of the game. 

Of course the war situation will have a great 
deal to do with whether or not Bowdoin will have 
football next fall, but if there is an eleven, 
"Ebby" Day of Harvard will be at the helm. 

Many classes have been more than decimated by 
spring langour and war excitement since vacation. 
There has been a general feeling that studying is 
incompatible with the present atmosphere- To 
overcome this, an edict has come forth that the 
cutting of any class from now on will entail pro- 
bation for the rest of the semester unless an 
excuse is obtained from the Dean's office. This 
law will be in effect until the epidemic of spring 
fever is over. 




In the patriotic parade Thursday afternoon, the 
Bowdoin drill corps will be one of the marching 
units. The Bowdoin Band will inarch at the head 
of the battalion Which will be under the command 
of Schlosberg and Johnson. All men who have 
"had drill in the corps are urged to march at this 
time. The parade will form at the corner of Bath 
and Federal streets, just across the Delta. 

It is doubtful if uniforms will be secured for 
the training corps for weeks or months, and the 
men have been advised to secure them at their 
own expense. Uniforms will not only make the 
drilling neater, but with the intensive training, 
the expense of the uniform will be offset by the 
wear and tear of digging trenches and drilling. 
The present drill corps will meet Monday and 
Thursday evenings from seven until nine until 
the R. O. T. C. is under way. 


Last Friday evening, the Bowdoin Musical 
Clubs gave a very successful concert in the Pyth- 
ian Hall, at Portland. The affair was well at- 
tended and appreciated. M'any Bowdoin alumni 
and some undergraduates were present. After 
the concert dancing was enjoyed. 

Prior to the concert the Musical Clubs were 
entertained at dinner by the Woodfords Club in 
Woodfords. The club extended a hearty wel- 
come to the Bowdoin men, serving them a sumpt- 
uous repast and opening the club for their enter- 
tainment afterwards. From the club the musi- 
cians took a special car to Portland where they 
gave the concert in the evening. 


At the meeting of the Alumni Council held in 
Boston, April sixth, Mr. Arthur G. Staples '82, of 
Adburn, was elected to fill the vacancy caused by 
the death of Mr. Howard R. Ives. Plans for an 
organization to take comprehensive control of 
College publicity were discussed. It was the 
sentiment of the Council that the College should 
adopt a week-end plan for Commencement and it 
was voted that two plans be presented to the 
Boards for their consideration at their meetings 
next Commencement. One plan provides for 
Class Day on Thursday, General Alumni Day on 
Friday and Commencement on Saturday, Bacca- 
laureate coming the previous Sunday. The other 
plan provides for Class Day on Friday, General 
Alumni Day on Saturday, Baccalaureate on Sun- 
day and Commencement on Monday. 

Owing to the additional time to be put into 
military drill and the large number of cancella- 
tions made in the baseball schedule, the adminis- 
tration committee of New Hampshire State Col- 
lege has voted to cancel the regular schedule. 

Two games had been scheduled with New 
Hampshire this year by Manager MacCormick, 
April 28th at Brunswick, and May 12 at Durham. 
N. H. As neither of the games will be played, 
the first opportunity to see the White in action 
will be on Wednesday, May second, when Maine 
comes to Brunswick. 


The baseball schedules of the Maine colleges 
have been greatly curtailed this season by can- 
celling practically all the games with out of the 
State colleges because of the war situation. The 
State series will probably be played off this year 
as usual, with the following schedule : 

May 2 Maine vs. Bowdoin, at Brunswick. 

May 5 Bowdoin vs. Colby, at Waterville. 

May 9 Bates vs. Maine, at Orono. 

Colby vs. Bowdoin, at Brunswick. 

May 16 Maine vs. Colby, at Waterville. 

May 19 Colby vs. Bates, at Lewiston. 

May 23 Maine vs. Bates, at Lewiston. 

May 26 Bowdoin vs. Maine, at Orono. 

May 30 Bowdoin vs. Bates, at Lewiston. 

June 1 Bates vs. Bowdoin, at Brunswick. 

June 2 Colby vs. Maine, at Orono. 

June 6 Bates vs. Colby, at Waterville. 

There will be a rehearsal of the Band in Me- 
morial Hall, Tuesday evening, April 17th, at 7 
o'clock sharp. The Band is to play at the Patri- 
ots' Day celebration in Brunswick, and it is neces- 
sary that every member be present at this re- 
hearsal. This is a good opportunity to show your 
patriotism. Please be on hand promptly. 

A conference of Y. M. C. A. men will be held 
in Bath on Friday, April 20. to consider associa- 
tion war measures commensurate with the de- 
mand that has arisen from the present emergency. 
If the War Department establishes large training- 
camps, the capacity for usefulness on the part 
of the association will be almost unlimited. In 
this, as well as in all other branches, the necessity 
of being adequately prepared is recognized. Any 
College men who would be interested to attend 
this conference will communicate with Professor 




That the New England track and field inter- 
collegiates will probably be abandoned for the 
coming season at least because of the present Na- 
tional situation, is probable. The intercollegiates 
are scheduled for May 18 and 19 on Technology's 
field, in Cambridge, Mass. A majority of the 
colleges included in the New England Association 
have cancelled their dual meets and without dual 
meets a track team for the big meet alone would 
be practically impossible. No action has been 
taken yet but there will be nothing else for the as- 
sociation to do but call things off for the season. 

Developments the next few weeks may serve 
to straighten affairs so that the ibig meet may be 
held, but this is unlikely. 


According to the present outlook, the only 
track meet which Bowdoin will witness this spring 
will be the 17th Annual Bowdoin Outdoor Inter- 
scholastic Meet on Saturday, May 26th. Invita- 
tions have been issued to about 50 preparatory 
schools of Maine and half as many more from 
outside the State. Among the more important 
schools which will probably compete this year is 
St. John's Prep, of Danvers, Mass., whose ath- 
letes broke two records and tied a third at the 
Indoor Meet last February. Exeter and Andover 
have both received invitations, as have Hunting- 
ton and Powder Point Schools. Hebron Acad- 
emy, winner of the Indoor Meet, will doubtless 
make a strong try for the championship again 
this year at this competition, but should find con- 
siderable opposition from the larger schools from 
out the State. 


Under date of April twelfth, the Class of 1916 
issued its first bulletin, which is largely the work 
of Dwight H. Sayward, the class secretary. A 
brief account of the various activities of the 
College is given in the letter of transmittal, to- 
gether with the proposed Commencement pro- 

Seven members of the class have deserted the 
ranks of the bachelors. 

Over one-fourth of the class are pursuing grad- 
uate studies at the present time, while teaching 
follows as the second-best occupation in the eyes 
of 1916. 

Maine holds the distinction of being the resi- 
dence of the most members, but Massachusetts is 
a close second, only two men behind. The distri- 
bution by occupations and States follows : 
Occupational Distribution ■ 

Graduate work 30 

Teaching. 14 

Banking, bonds, insurance and real estate. .. 6 

Publishing and journalism 4 

Automobiles and accessories 4 

Wool 4 

American Express 2 

Chemistry 2 

Iron and steel 2 

Library bureau 2 

Ministry 2 

Law 1 

Undergraduate, Bowdoin 1 

Undergraduate, Harvard 1 

Did not specify occupation 4 

Miscellaneous business 34 

Geographical Distribution 

Maine 43 

Massachusetts 41 

New York 4 

New Jersey 3 

Rhode Island 3 

California 2 

Connecticut 2 

One each in Maryland, Michigan, Montana, 
New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, 
Pennsylvania, Washington, D C, Wis- 
consin 9 

Foreign countries and territorial U. S 6 


The pamphlet is closed with reports from the 
Class Day Committee and Class Treasurer. Fifty 
dollars was contributed from the class treasury 
to the fund for the erection of the new dormitory. 


"A revolution in all phases of the field of med- 
icine has come about since 1850," said Dr. Eugene 
R. Kelley '02, Commissioner of Public Health of 
Massachusetts, in the Union Friday evening. 
"During the past ten years alone, the number 
of medical schools in this country has decreased 
50% to 95%, and the number of graduates from 
6000 to 3500 each year. The profession is over- 
crowded and although conditions are growing 
- better every year, it still has in its ranks too 
many second-rate men. Whereas there should 
be ideally, one doctor for every 1500 persons in 
the United States, there is now one for every 
560. — Thousands of quacks hurt reputable doc- 
tors, bleeding the public and the profession. — A 
man to fit himself thoroughly for practice must 
spend at least seven years and five thousand dol- 
lars after leaving high school, and then, in active 
practice, the financial returns are comparatively 
small. Seven hundred dollars annually is the 



average result of a physican's labor." 

According to the speaker, a prospective doctor 
needs a sound body; a student's mind, with a love 
for the sciences ; temperamental qualities of 
patience, tact, imperturbability, and the social 
instinct.. Unfit types in medicine are the purely 
scholastic, the artistic, the purely mechanical, and 
the commercial. 

After first presenting the more discouraging- 
features of the profession, Dr. Kelley gave his 
hearers some encouragement by pointing out the 
good things that medicine offers, viz: at least a 
competence to a man of fair ability; membership 
in a forward-looking profession ; a great oppor- 
tunity for human service ; an almost superhuman 
power over human life and happiness ; and an 
opportunity to lead a very busy, active life. 

Dr. Kelley closed by describing the opportun- 
ities in various branches of the profession ; he 
here specially emphasized the truth that social- 
ised, preventive, medicine is coming to be the 
chief concern of forward-looking doctors. 

Brown may continue athletics in some form as 
long as the work does not interfere with the 
intensive military training. The Brown faculty 
will decide the matter today. 


It is interesting to note at this time what the 
other New England colleges are doing in regard 
to military training and spring athletic schedules. 

Practically without exception, Bowdoin's sister 
colleges are offering some sort of military train- 
ing. In but a few is an army officer stationed to 
instruct a Reserve Officers' Corps, but at least 
informal drilling and instructions is carried on. 

With regard to athletic work: the other Maine 
colleges, Bates, Colby, and Maine have taken 
definite action or will soon do so. Bates will 
soon decide as to track and baseball work ; Colby 
has cancelled track and all out of the State base- 
ball games ; Maine has cancelled all track work, 
interfraternity meets excepted, and all outside- 
Maine baseball games. 

Amherst has dropped track work. Baseball 
and tennis will be continued with restricted sched- 
ules. Williams will continue all athletics thru at 
least the spring season. Wesleyan is continuing 
her baseball and track schedules for the present. 
Harvard has cancelled her baseball schedule, but 
will continue track on a restricted basis. Yale 
has cancelled all baseball. M. I. T. has cancelled 
the annual dual track meets with Bowdoin and 
Maine ; other athletics are hanging in the bal- 
ance. Dartmouth will have inter-company, but 
no inter-collegiate, baseball and track. 

New Hampshire State has dropped her ath- 
letics for the time being. 

Holy Cross is continuing her baseball schedule. 

Tufts is not certain but will soon decide about 
playing out the baseball season. 



7.00 p. m. Band rehearsal, Memorial Hall. 


5.00 p. m. Bowdoin Chorus, Music Room. 


Recess, Patriots' Day. 

2.00 p. m. Preparedness parade. 

Baseball, Bowdoin vs. Bates at Lewiston. 


Y. M. C. A. Conference at Bath. 
Trials for N. E. Intercollegiate Oratoricals, Me- 
morial Hall. 
Bdta Theta Pi house party. 

Monday, April 23 
8.15 p. m. La Baronne Huard, Saturday Club 
Lecture, Memorial Hall. 


Bowdoin vs. Maine at Brunswick. 


Bowdoin vs. Colby at Waterville. 


Biology Club meets. 


Bowdoin vs. Colby at Brunswick. 

fl)n tfje Campus 

Adjourns Thursday! 

The last scholarships will be awarded this 

Twelve more days in which to make up those 
gym cuts ! 

400,000 bricks for the new dormitory ! If you 
don't believe it, count 'em. 

Professor Moody has been made chairman of 
the local committee on Public Safety. 

Winter '16 is an instructor in the recently 
established Northeastern College, Boston. 

President Hyde is to speak Thursday before a 
patriotic meeting in this city on "The Cause We 
Fight For." 

Freshman candidates for Assistant Manager 
of the Bowdoin Publishing Co. should hand their 
names to Joyce '18. 

Theta Delta Chi has cancelled its house party 
which was scheduled for April 27. Beta Theta 
Pi will hold its house party this week end. 

Sandford '18 left College Friday to join Com- 
pany E of the Second Maine Infantry, in which 
organization he is a corporal. 



At a recent meeting, the Seniors voted to aban- 
don the wearing of caps and gowns. 

Recipients of scholarships are requested to call 
at the office and sign for the second installment. 

Noyes '20 passed the examinations for ensign 
last week and will be in command of the Delta 
Kappa Epsilon unit. 

The Bowdoin Chorus will meet for a rehearsal 
on Wednesday at 5.00 p. m. in the music room. 
All are urged to be present. 

Several members of the Delta Kappa Epsilon 
unit of the Coast Patrol were on the campus over 
the week-end on furlough. 

An attempt is being made to form a Bowdoin 
Ambulance Corps ; those interested should see R. 
D. Turner '20 at the Deke House. 

In France, at the outbreak of war in 1914, a 
moratorium on debts was declared. This has not 
yet affected College term bills, which are due at 

Don White '16, Longfellow scholar at Prince- 
ton, was on the campus over the week end. He 
will go to France for ambulance service next 

Owing to the military training, it is probable 
that the Commencement play will not be given 
this year. The Ivy play, however, will be pre- 

Whittier '13 is in the employ of the Post Office 
Department in weighing the mail at the Maine 
Central station and is a frequent visitor on the 

The College wireless plant has been dismantled 
as a result of the government ruling that only a 
certain few regular wireless stations in New 
England shall remain- 
Several members of the class in Education at- 
tended sessions of the convention of the Teachers' 
Association of Lincoln and Sagadahoc Counties 
at Bath last Friday. 

A number of the Freshmen seem reluctant to 
don their new "Easter bonnets.'' Delinquents are 
warned that merited punishment will be meted 
out to all who fail to obey the edicts of Dame 

The men who were desirous to prepare them- 
selves to take examinations for the government 
radio service, except those who were eligible for 
the R. O. T. C.,' held a meeting yesterday in the 
Physics Lecture Room at I p. m. 
• It has been suggested that the fraternities turn, 
their land, which is now going to waste, into gar- 
dens, raising potatoes and other vegetables. Fra- 
ternities could join together in hiring a gardener 
for the summer. Not only would it be of finan- 
cial benefit to the various houses but a patriotic 

The Bugle will be issued this year in spite of 
the war. Advance dope indicates a volume of 
exceptional merit. All Juniors who have not yet 
paid the tax are urged to settle with their fra- 
ternity representatives at once. 

Richard Hallett, the novelist and short story 
writer, spoke to the assembled classes in English 
1 in the Union Thursday on his experiences in 
the copper mines of Arizona. Two years ago he 
addressed the Ibis on his experiences in crossing 
the Pacific on a square-rigger. 

R. E. MacDonald '18, McCulloch '19, Bartlett 
'20, Crockett '20, W. Curtis '20 and McPartland 
'20 of the Theta Delta Chi unit have gone in 
training at Portsmouth, and after a short time 
will be assigned regular duty in the Coast Patrol. 
Flanders '20 signed up in the Coast Patrol at 
Bath last week. 

alumni j&otes 

'24 — Plans are on foot for the purchase and 
preservation as an historical relic of the home of 
<r.r-President Franklin Pierce, located on the old 
New Hampshire turnpike, about three miles from 
Hillsboro, N. H. It has recently been a board- 
ing house and transient hotel. 

In front of the home is a bronze tablet, on the 
face of a boulder erected by the Daughters of the 
American Revolution. It contains the informa- 
tion that the house was built in 1805 by Benjamin 
Pierce, governor of New Hampshire from 1826 
to 1828. It was the home of President Pierce in 
his childhood and young manhood. 

Kirk D. Pierce, nephew of Franklin Pierce, is 
much interested in the plan to save the home- 

'56. — Prof. Jonathan Y. Stanton of Bates Col- 
lege on March 31 at Washington, D. C, fell and 
fractured his shoulder. He was taken to the 
emergency hospital in that city. Prof. Stanton 
left Lewiston early in the winter to spend the 
cold weather in Florida. He was on his way 
back to Maine when the accident happened. 

'64. — Alonzo P. Wright, a prominent attorney 
of Streator, Illinois, died of bronchial pneumonia 
on February 6. His decease came as a sudden 
shock, for but few of his friends knew of his 

Mr. Wright was a scholar and a thinker, and 
a poet of considerable talent. 

He was born in Farmington, November 24, 
1840. He entered Farmington Academy at sixteen 
and remained three years. Bowdoin conferred 
his A.B. in 1864 and his A.M. three years later. 

After college he taught school for a while, and 
then studied law in Portland until 1866. Prac- 
ticing but one year in Farmington, he went west, 


to Odell, Illinois. He stayed here three years, 
then moved to Streator in 1880, where he re- 
mained until his death. 

M'73.— Dr. Warren W. Pillsbury '69, died April 
1 at Newburyport, Mass., the oldest physician in 
the city. He was born in Manchester, N. H., 
graduated from Bowdoin Medical School, and 
then did graduate work at Harvard. He prac- 
ticed at Plymouth, Cape Cod, Mass., and Merri- 
mac, N. H., for a few years, and then settled at 
Newburyport, practicing there ~ D years. For a 
long time he served on the Anna Jaques Hospital 
staff, and for a time on the town school board. 

He was a member of the Essex North Medical 
Society, the Newburyport Medical Society, the 
Masons and the Odd Fellows. He leaves a wife 
and three daughters. 

'76. — Scribner's for February contains photo- 
graphs of the new foreign office at Pekin, China, 
designed and built by Charles D. Jameson, a Ban- 
gor man. The article states that the cost of 
erecting the building was within the government 
appropriation — an unusual occurrence. 

Mr. Jameson has been a resident of China for 
more than 20 years, part of that time as special 
agent for the Red Cross, which employed him to 
find the cause of the annual floods that devastate 
Northern China, and to devise, if possible, some 
method to prevent them. In this effort he has 
been handicapped by financial conditions clue to 
the great war. Since 191 1 he has been special 
consulting engineer to the Chinese Government. 

'01. — Arthur F. Cowan, principal of the Spruce 
Street Grammar School in Biddeford, was re- 
cently elected second lieutenant in the Seventh 
Company, C. A. C. 

H'04. — Kate Douglas Wiggin has been elected 
to honorary membership in the Maine Writers' 
Research Club. 

'08. — Miss Nellie Efferton and Joseph M. 
Boyce were married early in March at Silverton, 
Colorado. The groom is a mining engineer in 
Silverton, whither he went several years ago in 
the interest of the Rickers. 

'08. — Frederick L. Pennell, for the past five 
years in the law office of Benjamin Thompson, 
Portland, has gone to New York to practice with 
the law firm of Bailey and Steger. He was 
admitted to the Maine bar in 191 1. 

'10. — Robert Hale, second Rhodes scholar from 
Bowdoin, who lately established a law office in 
Portland, after being located in Boston for some 
time, was, on March 16, admitted to practice 
before the Supreme Judicial Court of Maine, by 
Justice Hale. 

Boston University 


II Ashburton Place, Boston 

The purpose of the school is to give 
the student such training in the princi- 
ples of the law and such equipment in 
the technique of the profession as will 
best prepare him for active practice 
wherever the English system of law pre- 
vails. The course of study for the LL.B. 
degree occupies three full school years. 
For those who have received this degree 
from this or any other reputable school 
of law the degree of LL. M. may be re- 
ceived on the completion of a one year's 
resident attendance under the direction 
of Melville M. Bigelow. Special schol- 
arships ($50 per year) are awarded to 
college graduates. For catalog, address 


Cornell University Medical College 

In the City of New York 

Admits graduates of Bowdoin College present- 
ing the required Physics, Chemistry 
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 preferably made not 
later than June. Next session opens 
September 26, 1917. 

For information and catalogue, address, 

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




NO. 3 


The schedule of hours and a tentative list of 
officers for the battalion were announced by Cap- 
tain White last Saturday afternoon. The follow- 
ing schedule was given out for the week ending 
Saturday, April 28: 

Monday: 8.30-9:30, Lecture "Organization;" 
9.45-11.15, Lecture "Military Topography;" 11. 
30-12.30, Lecture "First Aid" 1.30-2.45, Recita- 
tion I. D. R. ;3. 00-3. 30, Drill, School of Sol- 
dier; 3.30-4.15, Organization of Battalion; 4.20- 
5.30, Drill, School of Soldier. 

Tuesday: 8.30-9.30 and 9.45-1 1. 1 5, same as on 
Monday; 11.30-12.30, Lecture "Camp Sanita- 
tion;" 1.30-2.45 and 3.00-3.30, same as on Mon- 
day; 3.30-4.15, Drill, School of Squad and Com- 

Wednesday: 8.30-9.30, Lecture "Military Topo- 
graphy;" 9.45-1 1. 15, Practical Work in Topo- 
graphy; u. 30-12.30 and 1.30-2-45, same as on 
Monday; 3.00-3.30, Drill, School of Squad; 3.30- 
4.15, Recitation I. D. R. ; 4.20-5.30, Drill, School 
of Soldier and Squad. 

Thursday: 8.30-9.30 and 9.45-1 1. 15, same as on 
Wednesday; n.30-12.30, same as on Tuesday; 
1.30-2.45 and 3.00-3.30, same as on Wednesday; 
3:30-4.15, same as on Tuesday. 

Friday : All classes the same as on Wednesday. 

Saturday: 8.30-9.30, Lecture "Service of In- 
formation;" 9.45-12.30, Drill, School of Soldier, 
Squad and Company, and Battalion Parade. 


1. Those enrolled in Course 1 will report at 
3.30 p. m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 
and at 8.30 a. m. on Saturday. 

2. All formations for drill will be in front of 
the Gymnasium. 

3. Note books will be taken to all lectures and 

4. Baseball games and athletic sports outside 
of the above hours should be continued. (The 
College baseball team has arranged to be absent 
two Saturday mornings during the remainder of 
the season.) 

5. The Reserve Officers' Training Corps of 
Bowdoin College is temporarily formed as a bat- 
talion of infantry for the purpose of drill and 

6. It is contemplated that no permanent com- 
missions as officers or warrants as non-com- 
missioned officers will be given, but the duties of 
these grades will be performed by each man in 
turn in order that every man will have an oppor- 
tunity to exercise command in each grade. 

It is both expected and required that men pre- 
pare themselves theoretically by class room work 
and study of text books for the duties which will 
fall to them. Ample notice of assignments will be 

7. Orders and notices of interest to the bat- 
talion will be posted at noon each day on a bul- 
letin board at the entrance to the Gymnasium, 
and this will constitute publication to the bat- 

8. Those holding temporary rank will be given 
the same measure of obedience and respect as if 
their rank were permanent. 


About 40 undergraduates have already enlisted 
in the several departments of service in the Army 
and Navy. The majority of these men have been 
called to active duty during the past two weeks, 
while the others are awaiting orders. The list of 
Bowdoin men enrolled up to the present time is 
as follows : 

Coast Patrol, U. S. N.— D. Q. Burleigh '17, 
Chapman '17, Crosby '17, Kent '17, Sutcliffe 
'17, Clark '18, A. S. Gray '18, R. E. MacDonald 
'18, R. H. Peacock '18, Sloggett '18, J. W. 
Thomas '18, H. A. Young '18, Farnham '19, 
Friedman '19, Ham '19, McCulloch '19, Martin 
'19, Savage '19, A. R. Bartlett '20, Crockett '20, 
W. W. Curtis '20, Flanders '20, Hay '20, Mc- 
Elwee '20, McPartland '20, O. Moses '20, D. L. 
Noyes'20 (Ensign) Rhoads'20 and Sewall'20. 

Ordnance Department, N. G. M. — Babbitt' 18, 
Donnell'18, Ripley' 18 and Graves' 19. 

Radio Service, U. S. N. — Little '17 and L. A. 
Burleigh '19. 

Hospital Corps, C. A. C, N. G. M.— Foss '19 
and Chick '20. 

Fifth Massachusetts Inf. — Greeley '17 and 
Moulton '18. 

Aviation Corps — Pike '17 and J. J. Sullivan '20. 

Ninth Massachusetts Inf. — Fay '19. 

Second Maine Inf. — Sandford '18. 



In reply to numerous inquiries which have been 
received from graduates and other former stu- 
dents of the College, the following letter was sent 
out from the Dean's office last week : — 

"In reply to your letter re-attending the work 
to be given in the Reserve Officers' Training 
Corps at this College, I would state : 

"ist — The training will commence on Monday, 
23 April, 1917, and will require about ten hours 
of work daily except Saturday (half day) and 

"2nd — The work will be both theoretical and 
practical and of a nature to prepare members for 
the prescribed examinations for commissions as 
Majors, Captains, ist and 2nd Lieutenants of 

''3rd — Attendance at such summer training- 
camp as the War Department may prescribe is 

"4th — A certificate of acceptability from some 
surgeon authorized to examine and accept re- 
cruits for the regular army, navy or marine corps 
is required. 

"5th — The cost of uniform (about $15.00), 
your transportation to Brunswick, and your ex- 
penses while here, including text books, must be 
borne by you. 

"6th — The privilege of attendance is granted to 
former Bowdoin men who accept the above con- 
ditions and report not later than 28 April, 1917." 


The following tentative assignment of officers 
and non-commissioned officers was announced last 
Saturday : 

Company A: Captain, Schlosberg; ist Lieuten- 
ant, Hazeltine ; 2nd Lieutenant, Phillips; ist Ser- 
geant, McConaughy ; Sergeants, Chapman, Cas- 
par, Patrick, White ; Corporals, Manderson, Rey- 
nolds, Call, Coombs, Stearns, Gillespie. 

Company B: Captain, R. H. Cobb; ist Lieu- 
tenant, C. A. Lovejoy; 2nd Lieutenant, Shum- 
way; ist Sergeant, Jacob; Sergeants, Pendleton, 
Rickard, Nixon, G. H. Allen ; Corporals, J. C. 
Doherty, Nute, Atwood, Ross, Bond, Donnell. 

Company C: Captain, P. M. Johnson; ist Lieu- 
tenant, W. A. Sturgis ; 2nd Lieutenant, Hanson ; 
ist Sergeant, DeMott ; Sergeants, C. E. Allen, 
McCarthy, J. E. Gray, Bell ; Corporals, MacCor- 
mick, Burns, Bradford, A. D. Holbrook, Wass, 

Company D: Captain, Fenning; ist Lieutenant, 
Hiklreth; 2nd Lieutenant, Davison; ist Sergeant, 
Woodman ; Sergeants, J. P. Hamlin, Walker, Van 
Cleve : Corporals, Kileski, Kern, Hersum, 
Haynes, Dennett, Finn. 


In the annual Patriots' Day game. Bowdoin 
easily won over Bates at Lewiston, with a score 
of 13 to 8. A batting rally in the first inning 
netted five runs for Bowdoin and exceptional 
fielding throughout the entire game enabled them 
to 'hold their lead. Although Bates' pitcher, 
Davidson, displayed good all-around work, the 
poor fielding was a great handicap to Bates. 

The features of the game were a homer by 
Phillips, which cleared the right field fence by 
about 25 feet, and Woodman's excellent stick 
work. Chapman also did some very creditable 
work. Bowdoin's lead in the opening frame to- 
gether with the slow condition of the diamond 
made the game somewhat uninteresting. 

The surhmary : 


ab r bh po a e 

Donnell, 3b 5 1 2 2 1 o 

Needleman, 2b 2 2 1 1 1 2 

McPherson, 2b 2 1 1 2 o 

Cook, 2b 1 o o o o o 

Delehanty, rf 5 2 1 o o o 

Finn, ss 5 2 2 3 o 

Woodman, cf 4 2 4 1 1 o 

Chapman, lb 5 1 311 I I 

Phillips, If S 1 2 2 1 o 

Bradford, c 5 o 2 7 3 o 

Lannon, p 3 1 1 o 2 o 

Pendleton, p 2 o o o 1 

Totals 44 13 16 27 16 3 


ab r bh po a e 

Davis, cf 6 1 2 2 1 

Wiggin, 3b, 2b 5 1 1 2 3 1 

Kennelly, If, 3b 4 o 2 1 2 o 

Duncan, rf , 4 2 2 1 o o 

Fowler, p 2 1 1 1 2 

Davidson, p 3 2 2 3 o 

Talbot, ss 5 1 2 5 4 3 

Stone, c 3 2 3 1 2 

Lundholm, c 2 o o 1 o 

Stillman, lb 2 o 1 4 1 o 

Stinson, lb 3 I 2 7 o 1 

Edwards, ab 2 o o 1 o 

Rice, If 3 o 2 o o 

Totals 44 8 19 27 17 9 

Innings : 

Bowdoin 5 2 o 3 2 1 — 13 

Bates 2 o o 1 3 2 o o — 8 

Hits, off Fowler 10 in 4 innings, off Davidson 
7 in 5, off Lannon 12 in 5, off Pendleton 7 in 4. 
Two base hits, Bradford, Chapman, Kennelly. 
Stone, Wiggin, Stinson. Three base hits, Chap- 


2 3 

man, Davidson. Home run, Phillips. Sacrifice 
hits, Needleman, Woodman. Struck out, by 
Fowler 4, by Lannon 3, by Pendleton 3. First 
base on balls, off Fowler, off Lannon 2. First base 
on errors, Bowdoin 7, Bates 2. Stolen bases, 
Donnell, Delehanty, Finn 2, Woodman 2, Stinson. 
Double plays, Kennelly to Talbot to Stinson. Hit 
by pitched ball, by Pendleton (Kennelly). Passed 
ball, Bradford. Umpire, Thayer. Time, 2.20. 


The result of the 10th and final week of the 
intercollegiate shooting- contest showed Bowdoin 
to have a score of 924. The team finished in 
10th place for the year and will be raised from 
the D division to the A division for next year. 

Johnson set a New England record with a score 
of 198 out of 200, 99 standing and 99 prone. 

The score of the last week was as follows : 

Johnson '18 19S 

Schlosberg '18 188 

Call '1.8 183 

L. A. Burleigh '19 178 

Tillson '19 177 

Total 924 

The team average for the year was 903 out of 

The individual averages for the year are as fol- 
lows : 

Johnson '18 188 out of 200 

Schlosberg '18 182 

Tillson '19 179 

L. A. Burleigh '19 171 

Hurlin '18 168 

McConaughy '17 168 

Ellms '20 167 

T. E. Gray '18 156 

Call '18 150 

The winner of the Intercollegiates this year 
was Washington State of Pullman, Washington. 


At six o'clock last evening, the time limit set 
. by the Student .Council for the payment of blan- 
ket taxes expired. It has been decided by the 
Student Council that after this date any person 
who has failed to pay this assessment shall be 
prohibited from taking part in any branch of Col- 
lege activities supported by the A. S. B. C, until 
this blanket tax is paid in full. There will be pos- 
itively no exceptions to this rule. 
Per order of 
The Student Council, 

f. e. phillips, scc. 


Bowdoin students had a prominent part in the 
large patriotic parade of 3,000 marchers last 
Thursday afternoon. The Coast Patrol units 
were represented by 12 men who chanced to be 
on the campus for a short furlough. These men 
were greeted with applause at many places along 
the route of the parade, being .the only represen- 
tatives of the naval branch of the nation's war- 
riors. Immediately behind the seamen came the 
Bowdoin Battalion, 200 strong, under the com- 
mand of acting captains Johnson '18 and Schlos- 
berg '18. The College Band was placed at the head 
of the third division, consisting of military fra- 
ternal organizations of the town, and contributed 
its share of music for the march. 

A number of alumni participated in some 
capacity or another. Captain John A. Slocum '13 
commanded the 10th Co., C. A. C, N. G. M., 
while Mr. John L. Baxter '16 was one of the 
mounted aides. 

The Dudley Coe Infirmary is rapidly nearing 
completion. The entire structure has been plas- 
tered throughout and its spotless white walls and 
large windows provide an abundance of light for 
all the rooms. The granolithic floor has already 
been completed upon the third floor of the build- 
ing and those in the basement and lower floors 
are now being laid. The carpenters are fast com- 
pleting the interior woodwork and the other 
details are being finished as quickly as possible. 
When the Infirmary is ready for occupancy, it 
will be as fine a fireproof and sanitary hospital as 
any college possesses. 

The Kappa Chapter of Psi Upsilon held its 
spring house dance at the chapter house last 
Wednesdav evening. Seventeen couples were in 
attendance and music for an order of twenty-four 
dances was furnished by Kelley's Orchestra. The 
patronesses were Mrs. Hartley C. Baxter of 
Brunswick and Mrs. S. T. B. Jackson of Port- 
land. The following young ladies were guests : 
The Misses Eleanor Palmer, Ruth Morrill, Janet 
Marriner, Cornelia Jackson, Marjorie Atwood, 
Marjorie Lamb, Helen Gardiner, Helen Johnson, 
Elizabeth Freeman of Portland; Ellen Baxter, 
Elizabeth Nash, Evelyn Priest, Katherine Willis 
of Brunswick: Dorothy Sewall and Madeline 
Kingsbury of Bath; Marion Healey of Rock- 
land : Elizabeth Willey of Gardiner and Lucille 
Clark of Cumberland Center. The committee in 
charge consisted of Ross '17, chairman, Sloggett 
'18, Leighton '19 and Lamb '20. 



Published every Tuesday of the Collegiate 

Year by The Bowdoin Publishing 


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Robert G. Albion, 1918, Editor-in-Chief 

Clyde E. Stevens, 1919, 

Acting Managing Editor 

department and associate editors 

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Whitney Coombs, 1918 
Franklin D. MacCormick, 
Bela W. Norton, 1918 
Gerald S. Joyce, 1918 
Louis W. Doherty, 1919 


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All communications regarding subscriptions 
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Gordon S. Hargraves, 1919, Assistant Manager 
James E. Vance, 1919, Assistant Manager 

Vol. XLV1I. APR. 24, 1917 No. 3 

Entered at Post Office at Brunswick as Second-Class Mai] Matter 

The Two Plans 

For a time, Bowdoin ceases to be a purely 
academic college. On Saturday, many men at- 
tended their last regular classes and yesterday 
they began to devote their entire time to military 
training. The eagerness with which the students 
have enrolled in this course, in spite of the sacri- 
fice which it involves, shows that the men of 
Bowdoin have not degenerated from the Bowdoin 
men of '61. They are going into the training 
whole heartedly, and under the excellent plan 
which has been outlined by Captain White, by the 

end of August they should be well trained officers. 
The captain said last week that "Getting a com- 
mission is not sufficient to make a good officer, 
ready to lead men onto the battlefield." 

There is a less radical plan, too. Its enrollment 
is nearly equal to that of the intensive. The 
great enthusiasm has been for the course which 
means giving up everything, but for one reason 
or another, men have decided to join the more 
moderate course. The age limit decides many, 
and the rigid physical examination has affected 
others. Some have positions for the summer 
upon which their future college training depends. 
Such men have been advised by the authorities to 
take the training which Plan I offers, and then, 
if the demand is most urgent for officers, to ex- 
tend their training. These men will continue with 
their academic work and receive ten hours a week 
of instruction and drill. 

Many men have good reasons for not taking 
the intensive training, but except for a few with 
radical physical defects, there seems no logical 
excuse for not joining at least the moderate 
course. There has been a tendency to minimize 
the work of the moderate course and to brand it 
as a makeshift, but the ten hours a week is as 
much as Harvard has been receiving all winter, 
and much military knowledge can be assimilated 
in this course. A campaign should be conducted 
in the College to secure the enrollment of every 
able bodied student in this course. In nearly 
every house there are a few men, only a handful 
compared with those who have enrolled, who are 
doing nothing. The College, as a whole, has been 
quick to take advantage of this course which the 
government has established, and it is upon the 
few who remain outside that we should now 
direct our efforts. 

To Delinquent Taxpayers 

"If we don't have any athletics this spring, 
what is the use of paying the Blanket Tax?" 
That has been a fairly frequent question since the 
cancelling of track and the curtailing of baseball 
has been announced. Any athletic manager will 
say that it is the season's receipts that support 
the team, and most of the overhead expenses have 
already accumulated, while there will be no re- 
ceipts this year. What is going to pay for the 
coaches, for the uniforms, and the equipment if 
the Blanket Tax is cut off? The trips are usually 
more than self-supporting, and with this source 
of revenue gone, there is more need than ever 
for the $7.50 from every student. To be sure, 
this season we shall not see all the games to which 
our Blanket Tax coupons entitle us, but even 


2 5 

under normal conditions we do not expect to get 
our money's worth in actual games. There are 
slackers in this matter as much as there are in 
military matters, and in many cases the same 
man may be found delinquent in both, for a man 
who is not loyal to the College can scarcely be 
expected to become an ardent patriot. The Coun- 
cils are absolutely right in the stand which they 
take in rigidly enforcing the laws toward offenders. 

To the Editor of the Orient: — 

Many former managers of Bowdoin's under- 
graduate activities will enthusiastically endorse 
your clear and able statement of the case for a 
permanent graduate manager in place of the 
present inefficient, decentralized undergraduate 
control. I think it is not too much to say that 
most managers feel at the end of their term of 
office that they have just arrived at a position of 
adequate preparation for their task. To continue 
your attractive analogy with political organiza- 
tion, the present system of management has all 
the evils of Jacksonian rotation in office with its 
enforced supply of amateurs for positions that 
require considerable technique and professional 
experience in order to obtain any degree of 
economy, efficiency or far-sightedness. There is 
every reason why students should consider a re- 
organization that will give them more nearly a 
dollar's value for a dollar spent in student taxes. 

Some acquaintance with graduate managers in 
the concrete, however, forces me to question the 
wisdom of adopting such a policy without consid- 
erable alteration of the plan in use in other col- 
leges. A graduate manager by his position and 
relations with students and the public, invariably 
acquires a very influential part in shaping athletic 
policies and schedules, in appointing coaches, in 
recruiting team candidates, etc. It is at these im- 
portant points that interested faculty members 
throughout the country are seeking improve- 
ments: schedules that help, not hinder class-room 
work, coaches who are teachers of clean team 
play rather than the morals of unfair competi- 
tion, systems of general student participation 
rather than preparatory school recruiting and 
exclusive monopoly of athletic equipment by a 
few. And it is on these very points that gradu- 
ate managers as a class have been a reactionary 
force representing a gate receipt and win-at-any- 
cost-policy. Prominent members of the National 
Collegiate Athletic Association are inclined to 
condemn the graduate managers as one of the 
weakest points in our present athletic system. 
Recently the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Athletic 
Conference decided to eliminate from all its meet- 

ings the graduate manager and substitute for him 
the faculty representative. 

The reason for this inferior personnel is to be 
found in the nature of the position as at present 
organized. It is a typical "blind alley job." 
Although the business training offered is quite 
strenuous it is not to be compared in value with 
immediate entrance after college into the lower 
positions of a more permanent vocation. As a 
result the best of the young graduates do not seek 
to get into this vocational eddy and when they do,, 
usually leave after a very short time. Popular 
election by students and alumni usually results in* 
the choice of a spectacular or politician type of 
graduate whose zenith of usefulness is likely to 
be attained in his undergraduate life. At one 
university where I am familiar with the careers 
of graduate managers for a number of years the 
better ones have left after a year's incumbency 
and the two with longest tenure graduated from 
their position into cheap political spoilsmen jobs 
where they have duplicated only too exactly the 
sordid conception of public service evinced while 
campus officials. 

But it seems to me that the position, while not 
training for any definite commercial vocation 
does contain the germs of a valuable preparation 
for a different field. More than any position on 
the college campus, often, it is rich in opportunity 
for personal influence, for a close and illumin- 
ating experience with student "mores" and is an 
unused force in directing undergraduate activ- 
ities towards sound educational ends. Such oppor- 
tunities and such experiences are the very best 
kind for those who are preparing to devote their 
lives to educational work, especially as members 
of college faculties. 

So I propose for your discussion and criticism 
that Bowdoin, if it is to have a graduate man- 
ager, should create a differentiated type. In a 
small institution such as it is, the office would 
require only part-time work of an able man and it 
could well be united with a bona fide teaching 
position on part time. Such an arrangement 
should secure a much better type of manager, one 
who would stay longer at the job and with greater 
ability to cooperate with the forces working to a 
sound and broad-minded athletic policy. Men 
possessing the requisite qualifications could read- 
ily be found among the graduates, even among 
the younger members of the present faculty. 
Such a person in immediate charge of athletic 
management could not only maintain Bowdoin's 
high athletic traditions but have much to do in 
increasing the effectiveness and educational value 
of its organized sports. 

Robert D. Leigh '14. 




The annual Beta Theta Pi house party was 
"held at the chapter house last Friday. The house 
was very tastefully decorated in pink and blue, 
and music was furnished by Sprague's Orchestra 
■of Portland for an order of twenty-four dances. 

The patronesses were: Mrs. Henry Johnson, 
Mrs. Clifford C. Hutchins, Mrs. Paul Nixon, Mrs. 
Alfred O. Gross, Mrs. Alice C. Little, Mrs. 
George R. Gardner and Mrs. Leslie Lee. 

The following young ladies were guests : the 
Misses Mary Sampson, Maybelle Haines, Ruth 
Towle and Margaret Hutchinson of Dexter; 
Sarah Wheeler, Agnes Nearing and Helene 
Blackwell of Brunswick ; Harriet Hersey, Fran- 
ces Foss, Cecile Hibbs, Helene Fenderson, 
Marion Twombley and Kathleen Walker of 
Portland; Isabel Olm and Louise Haggett of 
Bath; Marion Fisher of Augusta; Marion Smith 
of Norway; Dorothy Lufkin of Deer Isle; Anna 
Cobb of Rockland, and Clara Brown of Boston. 

Lovejoy '17 was chairman of the committee on 
arrangements which consisted of Humphrey '17, 
Pendleton '18, Vance '19 and Abbott '20. 


The following schedule for the tennis team has 
"been arranged by Manager Norton and accepted 
■by the Athletic Council and the faculty : 

May 4 — Bowdoin vs. Bates at Lewiston. 

May 11 — Bowdoin vs. Tufts at Medford. 

May 12 — Bowdoin vs. M. I. T. at Cambridge. 

May 14 — New England Intercollegiate Tour- 
nament at Longwood. 

May 19 — Bowdoin vs. Portland Country Club 
at Portland. 

May 18 and 19 — Interscholastic Tournament at 

May 24, 25 and 26 — Maine Intercollegiate 
Tournament at Lewiston. 


According to statistics recently compiled at the 
Dean's office, there are now over 40 graduates of 
Bowdoin who are principals of preparatory 
schools in Maine. The list of schools and prin- 
cipals is as follows, the preparatory school being 
a high school, unless otherwise stated : 

Andover, H. N. Dunham '85 ; Augusta, H. W. 
Cobb '00; Bluehill Academy, F. D. Rowe '06; 
Bridgton, H. E. Cole '94; Brunswick, G. R. 
Gardner '01; Buxton, E. H. Austin '15; Corinna 
Academy, J. A. Scott '98; Denmark, W. H. Clif- 
ford '11; Dennysville, I. B. Knight '13; Eustis. G 
D. Grierson '16; Fort Fairfield, G. H. Foss '08; 
Foxcroft Academy, H. S. Hill '05 ; Fryeburg 

Academy, E. E. Weeks '12; Gorham, C. C. Shaw 
'03 ; Gould Academy, F. E. Hanscom '07 ; Hebron 
Academy, W. E. Sargent '78; Leavitt Institute, 
C. B. Haskell '13 ; Limerick Academy, E. F. Wil- 
son '14; Limestone, L. J. Hart '16; Lincoln 
Academy, F. E. Briggs '94; Lisbon, I. C. Merrill 
'16; Lisbon Falls, F. E. Harrington '12; Lubec, 
R. E. G. Bailey '10; Machias, P. W. Sprague '12; 
Old Orchard, J. H. Brewster '16; Old Town, J. 
A. Hamlin '00; Oxford, R. C. Parmenter '16; 
Parsonsfield Seminary, S. L. Mountfort '14; Pem- 
broke, V. F. Burnham '16; Porter, H. E. Alex- 
ander '90; Princeton, W. E. Dodge '13; Rockport, 
H. M. Prescott '14; Sangerville, H. L. Bryant 
'12; Searsport, D. C. Hight '16; South Bristol, A. 
H. Farrin '10; Stonington, J. A. Lewis '15; Sul- 
livan, A. P. Havey '03 ; Thornton Academy, E. 
R. Woodbury '95; Topsham, F. T. Garland '14; 
Washington Academy, R. S. Smith '04 ; Wayne. 
F. H. Bate '16; Winthrop, G. F. Wilson '12. 


The Baroness Huard who gave an illustrated 
lecture under the auspices of the Saturday Club 
in Memorial Hall, last evening, is an American 
by birth. She married a French 'baron and has 
since lived in a chateau at Villiers, France. 
Driven from her home by the approaching Ger- 
mans, Sept. 1, 1914, she took in her haste what 
she supposed was the family jewel case, only to 
discover when it was too late to return, that it 
was her camera. Her lecture was illustrated with 
her own photographs made with this camera. Her 
return to the looted chateau was described in a 
most vivid manner. 



7.00 p. m. College Orchestra rehearsal. 


5.00 p. m. Bowdoin Chorus rehearsal. 


Theta Delta Chi house dance. 


5.00 p. m. College preacher. 


Tennis, Bowdoin at Bates. 


Baseball, Bowdoin at Colby. 


Biology Club. 


Tennis, Bowdoin at Tufts. 


Tennis, Bowdoin at M. I. T. 




Members of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity saved 
the garage of Dr. Joseph S. Stetson from prob- 
able destruction by fire Tuesday, when a grass 
fire got beyond control of the attendant. The 
Betas saw the fire and extinguished it without 
ringing' in the alarm. 

mitt t&e jFacultp 

Professor Cram attended the meeting of the 
American Chemical Society, which was held last 
week at Kansas City. 

Dean Sills is at Annapolis this week with the 
Board of Visitors to which he and six college 
presidents were appointed by President Wilson. 
Yesterday the board met with Josephus Daniels, 
Secretary of the Navy, and later with President 
Wilson. They are to spend several days examin- 
ing the academic work at Annapolis. 

Professor Burnett is acting dean this week in 
the absence of Dean Sills. 

Among the newly elected officers of the Village 
Improvement Association are Professors Files 
and Woodruff. 

Mr. MacCormick spoke at Phillips during the 
past week end. 

Professor Langley is to give the instruction in 
Topography in the intensive course of the R. O. 
T. C. Some of the students who have taken the 
course in surveying will act as assistants. 

Professor Mitchell will preach at Livermore 
Falls next Sunday. 

Professor Mitchell gave an illustrated lecture 
to the English teachers of the Bangor schools 
last evening. 

Professor Davis attended the two days' session 
of the fourth annual meeting of the New Eng- 
land Public Speaking Conference in Cambridge 
and Boston last week. Professor Davis has been 
treasurer of the conference since its organiza- 
tion and was chosen as its president for the 
coming year. 

Professor Nixon spoke at Richmond last Sat- 

Professor Mitchell preached at the Berean Bap- 
tist Church last Sunday. v 

fl)n tfce Campu0 

The Biology Club had its picture taken last 
Tuesday afternoon. 

A. M. Soule ex-' 03 and D. L. Libbey <?.v-'i8 
were on the campus recently. 

At a recent meeting of English 20, three men 
answered to the roll call. 

The Theta Delta Chi will hold a dance at the 

charge house Friday evening. 

Captain White's office is temporarily in the 
Managers' Room in the Gymnasium. 

D. S. White '16, sailed Saturday for France, 
where he will join the ambulance corps. 

The golf links are receiving over-time atten- 
tion of late from both faculty and students. 

A number of the students took advantage of 
the holiday to make a short visit to their homes. 

The course in Mechanical Drawing has been 
dropped from the schedule for the remainder of 
the yeaf. 

Prof. Cram recently gave an interesting lec- 
ture in Chemistry 2, on the part chemistry plays 
in criminal cases. 

Future bomb throwers might acquire greater 
accuracy by practicing with bags of water from 
the dormitory windows. 

At a recent meeting of the Board of Manag- 
ers it was decided to rigidly enforce the rule rel- 
ative to the blanket tax. 

The championship cups in the Interscholastic 
Debating Leagues were awarded last week, two 
to Lewiston High and one to Edward Little High 
of Auburn. 

The medals, usually awarded to the men who 
actually represent the College in debating, have 
arrived and will be given to the winners in the 
near future. 

The members of the Coast Patrol who were 
here on furlough last week and marched in the 
Preparedness Parade, received a great hand along 
the entire line of march. 

It is interesting to note that, out of the 78 men 
who received their degrees in the class of 1916, 
65 are following the occupation selected by them 
a year ago, previous to their graduation. 

Rev. O. W. Peterson .'06, formerly pastor of the 
First Congregational Church of Newcastle, 
preached at the Church on the Hill last Sunday 
morning and spoke at College vespers in the 

The College Orchestra will meet as usual on 
Tuesday evening at 7 o'clock in the Music Room. 

The Bowdoin Chorus will meet Thursday at five 
o'clock in the Music Room. All members are re- 
quested to be present. 

Students who are planning to enter the Haw- 
thorne Prize Contest for the best short story, 
must leave their stories with Professor Mitchell 
not later than May 21, 1917. The stories must be 
not less than 1500 words in length, typewritten 
and signed with a fictitious name. 

Of the many students who use the fountain 
pen, few realize that it was invented by a Bow- 
doin undergraduate. In 1839, Newell A. Prince 


of the class of 1840 devised a tin barreled pen 
which he used in taking notes. While he did not 
perfect and patent his invention until ten years 
later, this somewhat crude affair may be re- 
garded as the progenitor of the modern fountain 

"The college buildings are now guarded by stu- 
dent watchmen who are armed with revolvers. 
Owing to the fact that some of these watchmen 
have never seen revolvers before, we advise stu- 
dents to keep off the campus after dark. If one 
must tempt fate and venture forth it is well to 
make plenty of noise for if they aim for a certain 
mark they seldom hit it." — Bates Student. How 
dangerous it must be at the up-river institution ! 

A train containing as notable a group as has 
passed through Brunswick for years went through 
here Saturday evening shortly before six and 
stopped for a few minutes at the station. In the 
party were Arthur Balfour, former premier of 
England, General Leonard Wood, and several 
prominent civil and military authorities of Eng- 
land and France on their way to Washington. 
Only a few students realized that such a group 
was passing through. 

Beta Sigma of Beta Theta Pi 

April 13, 1917. 
It is with a deep sense of loss that the Beta 
Sigma Chapter of Beta Theta Pi learns of the 
death of Leonard Cecil Whitmore of the class of 
1903. One of the charter members of the chap- 
ter, he had always retained a deep interest in its 
welfare. Although distance bad kept him from 
playing an active part in the affairs of college 
and fraternity, he was always quick in response 
to any call for advice or assistance. Beta Sigma 
extends to his family and friends its profound 

^ Edward Humphrey, 

Whitney Coombs, 

For the Chapter. 

alumni jRotes 

'70. — -An article in the New York Times Maga- 
zine of Feb. 4, by Dr. Lucien Howe sets forth 
the advantages to be gained by this nation in 
adopting some form of universal training for our 
youth. He shows how universal military train- 
ing could and would correct some of the most 
common physical imperfections which are preva- 
lent among our young men of today. 

'75. — "The Religious Opinions of Physical Sci- 
entists" is the title of the third in a series of dis- 
courses by Rev. George Croswell Cressey, Ph.D., 

D.D. These sermons have been published in 
pamphlet form by members of Dr. Cressey's 
parish of New Brighton, New York City. 

'92. — Everett A. Pugsley died at his home in 
Rochester, N. H, March 21, after a short illness 
of pneumonia. He was born in Rochester, the 
son of Francis L. and Mahala (Hamilton) Pugs- 
ley. He prepared for college at Austin Academy 
and New Hampton Literary Institute. While in 
college he was on the editorial boards of both the 
Bugle and Orient. 

After graduating he taught a year in St. Law- 
rence University. He was principal of the Sal- 
mon Falls High School for ten and a half years 
and for several years following, principal of Pot- 
ter Academy, Sebago, Me. He was also, besides 
being councilman for five years, superintendent 
of the Rochester public schools and a trustee of 
the Austin-Cate Academy of Rochester and pres- 
ident of the academy association. 

Besides his widow, he is survived by a son, a 
brother, F. A. Pugsley of Melrose, Mass., and a 
sister, Miss Bertha Pugsley of Rochester. 

'94. — Arthur Chapman, formerly assistant U. 
S. district attorney, was recently appointed Com- 
missioner of the United States District Court of 
Portland by Judge Clarence Hale '69, to suc- 
ceed Commissioner William M. Bradley who has 
resigned. Mr. Chapman served as assistant dis- 
trict attorney for several years and retired from 
the office last month to enter private practice in 

'96. — John C. Minot will be one of the speakers 
at the University of Maine on May fourth and 
fifth, when the newspaper men of the State meet 
in the third annual Newspaper Institute. 

'97. — Rev. Henry E. Dunnack has resigned the 
pastorate of the Grace M. E. Church of Bangor 
in order that he may devote his entire attention 
to his duties as State Librarian at Augusta. 

'00 — Albro L. Burnell of Portland was nomi- 
nated by the President last week to be advanced 
from ninth grade to eighth grade consul, with an 
increase in salary. Mr. Burnell graduated from 
Bowdoin in 1900 and has been in the consular 
service for a number of years. At one time he 
was stationed at Rio de Janeiro, and later was 
superintendent of schools in the Philippines. At 
the present time he is located in France. 

'03. — Herbert E. Thompson has left the Ban- 
gor State Hospital to take charge of the patho- 
logical laboratory of the Worcester. (Mass.) 
State Hospital. 

'03. — Leonard Cecil Whitmore died very sud- 
denly at his home in Boonton, N. J., on April 8th, 
after a week's illness with double pneumonia. 
Mr. Whitmore was born in Gardiner, Dec. 14.. 



1880, and graduated from Bowdoin in the class 
of 1903. Until 1907 he was connected with the 
Brunswick Paper Box Company. Since that time 
he has been superintendent of a rubber company 
at Boonton. He is survived by a wife and three 

'04. — Lieut. John W. Frost who has been serv- 
ing as adjutant in the 47th New York Infantry, 
was detailed to serve as assistant to the chief of 
staff on the staff of Major General Leonard 
Wood, when his regiment was mustered into Fed- 
eral service last week. 

'04. — Mr. Ernest L. Brigham was married to 
Miss Edna Hazel Scudder on Saturday, April 14, 
at Brooklyn, N. Y. 

'05. — Edwin L. Harvey, who has been engaged 
in journalism in New York City since his gradu- 
ation from Bowdoin, is now Publicity Director 
for the National Security League, with head- 
quarters at 31 Pine St., New York City. 

'09. — Harry C. Merrill, who has been adver- 
tising solicitor with the Portland Express-Adver- 
tiser for the past five years, resigned recently to 
enter the employ of the William P. Bonbright 
Company, Inc. of Boston, as a bond salesman. 
Mr. Merrill will continue to reside in Portland 
for the present. 

'10. — Governor McCall of Massachusetts has 
recently appointed Thomas Otis to be clerk of the 
First Barnstable district court, a place newly cre- 
ated by the present legislature. 

'11. — The engagement of Miss Marguerite 
Hutchins to Frances T. Donnelly was announced 
last week. 

'13. — Miss Marion E. Smart of South Portland 
and James A. Norton of Portland were married 
in Portland, March 30. 

Since graduation, Mr. Norton has been legis- 
lative reporter for the Portland Evening Express- 
Advertiser- He lately resigned to become sec- 
retary to United States Senator Frederick Hale. 

'14. — Maurice W. Hamblen has been elected 
president of the Home Guard of Bridgton, where 
be has been engaged in business since graduating 
from Bowdoin in 1914. 

'15. — Robert P. Coffin, Rhodes scholar from 
Maine, is one o>f the twenty American Rhodes 
scholars who have volunteered to train in Eng- 
land for the war with Germany. Probably the 
training will come largely under American 

ex'\§. — Harry P. Bridge has sold the Citizen's 
Laundry to Myron R. Hinckley of Saco. Bridge 
plans to go to Poland Springs for the summer. 

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NO. 4 


Everett L. Stanley '18 who left College at the 
end of the first semester to join the American 
Ambulance Corps in France, has received honor- 
able mention from the French government for 
his work in rescuing the dead and wounded on 
the field of battle "somewhere in France." Dur- 
ing one of the artillery engagements the firing 
was so terrific that the members of the Ambu- 
lance Corps were told that they need not go out, 
but Stanley was one of the men who went for- 
ward amid the German shells which were tear- 
ing up the ground and cutting down trees all 
about them. Five of the cars which the men 
took upon the field were destroyed. 


On account of dissatisfaction which has arisen 
from the existing arrangements with the other 
members of the triangular intercollegiate debat- 
ing league, Bowdoin has withdrawn from that 
organization. The other two colleges in the 
league' were Wesleyan and Hamilton. During 
the three years' existence of the organization. 
Bowdoin and Hamilton have each won four con- 
tests, and are therefore tied for the championship. 


Last week the Junior class held two meetings. 
At the first the advisability of holding Ivy Day 
was discussed and it was decided to circulate 
papers in the various houses to see who would 
attend if the plans were carried out. At the sec- 
ond meeting on Friday night a quorum was not 
present and no final decision was reached. 


In the first home game of the season, Bowdoin 
defeated Colby by bunching hits in the eighth, 
after tying the score in the seventh, last Satur- 
day afternoon. Colby scored a run in the third 
and another in the fifth, both on a pass to Gateley, 
followed by a sacrifice fly by Fraas. Up to the 
"'lucky" seventh, Colby led, 2 to I, but Chapman 
pulled a surprise when he made a home run by 
knocking the ball the length of the 220 yard 
straight-away, and tied the score. 

Colby had men on bases several times after 
that, but Lannon tightened in the pinches and the 
visitors were unable to score. The game was 
won in the eighth when Colby went to pieces 
before the onslaught of the White's batters, who 
scored three runs in that inning. The score : 


ab r bh po a e 

Donnell, 3b 2 I 1 2 1 1 

Needleman, 2b 2 o o 2 1 1 

Delehanty, rf 4 o 4 o 

Finn, ss 41 1 2 o 

Woodman, cf 4 I I 2 o 

Chapman, lb 3 1 112 o o 

Phillips, If 4 o o 1 o 1 

Bradford, c 3 1 o 5 1 o 

Lannon, p 1 o 4 

T ° tal 2 7 5 3 2 7 9 3 


ab r bh po a e 

Hayes, 2b 5 o 1 4 3 o 

Driscoll, 3b 5 1 o 4 1 

Fraas, ss 1 o 2 2 

Deasey, cf 4 o I 2 o o 

Ashworth, lb 4 o I 8 o 1 

Bucknam, If 4 o o 2 o 

Lawrence, rf 3 o o 1 o o 

Greenlaw, rf o o I 

Huber, c 4 5 o o 

Gateley, p 2 2 o 3 o 

Totals 32 2 4 24 12 3 

Innings : 

Bowdoin 00001013 x — 5 

Colby jdoioiooo — 2 

Home run, Chapman. Sacrifice hits, Needle- 
man 2. Sacrifice flies, Fraas- 2. Stolen bases, 
Donnell, Finn, Bradford 2, Hayes. Double plays, 
Hayes to Fraas. Left on bases, Bowdoin 5, Colby 
■ 8. First base on balls, Lannon 4, Gateley 5. 
Struck out, Lannon 3, Gateley 2. Time, 2.25. 
Umpire, Conway. 

Although this was undoubtedly the last game of 
the season for many of the players who will leave 
for Plattsburg soon, it is probable that the re- 
mainder of the games on the schedule will be 
played off with a new team on the field. 



In spite of the war excitement at Bowdoin, and 
the probable absence of many students next year, 
work on the new dormitory, William DeWitt 
Hyde, Hall, is progressing rapidly. The construc- 
tion began scarcely a month ago, and already the 
brick walls have risen well up toward the second 
floor. A large crew is being kept at work every 
day, and the building will be ready for occupation 
by the opening of the college year next Septem- 
ber. The dormitory is being built to relieve the 
congestion which threatened, for Bowdoin this 
year has been larger than ever before in its his- 
tory. The size of the student body next year is 
a big question. Many of the present Juniors are 
already going to Plattsburg, and before the sum- 
mer is under way many more will probably attend 
military camp. 

The work on the new dormitory is being done 

by the F. A. Rumery Co. of Portland, who are 
also the contractors for the Dudley Coe Infirmary. 
The infirmary is nearly finished, the exterior 
being entirely completed and the work on the 
interior is progressing at such a rate that it will 
be ready for the dedication at Commencement. It 
was necessary to cut down a few of the famous 
Bowdoin pines in order to construct the two 
buildings, and the situation of the dormitory is a 
most picturesque one. In case there should be 
need for a hospital base in this region, the Bow- 
doin buildings would make an excellent one. The 
new infirmary is well equipped for operating, and 
the four dormitories with a capacity of over 250 
in normal conditions would make excellent wards. 
The fraternity houses would increase this num- 
ber, and the equipment of the Bowdoin Medical 
School and the scientific laboratories would make 
the campus a splendid location. 




At the last session of the Maine legislature, it 
was voted to award sets of colors to the student 
battalions at Bowdoin and Maine. Those for the 
latter institution were formally presented a few 
weeks ago, but owing to scarcity of materials the 
manufacturers have been unable to finish the flags 
for Bowdoin until a short time ago. The set of 
banners is now on display in the windows of 
Loring. Short and Harmon at Portland. 

The formal ceremony of presentation to the 
battalion will take place next Thursday, when a 
committee from the legislature will visit the Col- 
lege for that purpose. 


About So of the students, who are taking the 
course of intensive military training in the R. O. 
T. C. have sent in their applications to become 
members of the first Plattsburg Camp which was 
scheduled to open May 8th. On account of the 
very great number of applications filed, however, 
the opening dak has been postponed one week to 
allow the selection by the War Department of 
those best fitted for the training camp. The com- 
pany here will probably leave the latter part of 
the week of May 6 in order to be at Plattsburg 
ready for service, May 15th. The men will serve 
at Plattsburg for three months, following which 
they will take examinations for officers' commis- 

The first month's work will be general military 
work, and during the last two months, each man 
will specialize the line for which he seems best 

Following is the list of men who have enrolled 
for the Plattsburg course: 

Seniors : Allen, Bingham, E. H. Blanchard, 
Bond, Bradford, Chapman. R. H. Cobb, Cormack, 
Crane, K. W. Davis, Davison, Penning, Fillmore, 
Glidden, Jacob. E. A. King. D. A. Lane, C. A. 
Lovejoy, Moran. F. E. Noyes, Nute, Oliver, D. S. 
Peacock, D. W. Philbrick, Phillips, Rickard, Ross, 
Sampson, Shumway, Stone, Willey. 

Juniors : Call, Donnell, Farmer, J. E. Gray, S. 
L. Hanson, Hazeltine, Hildreth, P. M. Johnson. 
MacCormick, Matthews, Needleman, K. V. Pal- 
mer, R. H. Peacock, Pendleton, Ripley, Roper, 
Schlosberg, Spear, Walker, Wass, M. A. Wood, 
Woodman and L. C. Wyman. 

Sophomores : Barton, W. W. Blanchard, Her- 
sum, A. D. Holbrook, Kern, Patrick, A. B. Sul- 
livan, Tillson, P. S. Turner, Vance, and Whit- 

Freshmen : S. B. Adams, Cate, Delehanty, 
Kileski, Montgomery and D. W. White. 

Professors : Bell and Van Cleve. 

Alumni: Phipps ex-Gi, and Webber '16. 

To this number are to be added the following 
men from Bates, who passed the examination and 
whose applications were forwarded the last of the 
week : 

Anderson, Alkazin, Baker, Barry, Hall, Oberg 
and Thurston. 

The 82 applications above have all been sent in 
through the Bowdoin examining office. 

Professor Mitchell has received notice that the 
Xew England Intercollegiate Public Speaking 
League contest will not be held this year because 
of the uncertain conditions at the various col- 
leges, due to the war. Amherst, Bowdoin, Wes- 
leyan and Williams were to have been represented 
in the contest which was scheduled to take place 
at Wesleyan next Thursday. 

During the seven years that the league has 
existed, Bowdoin has won four of the contests. 
At the trials, Achorn '17 was chosen to represent 
Bowdoin, having as his subject, "David Lloyd 
George and the World War." 


The students who attended chapel last Tues- 
day morning were met with a pleasant surprise 
when President Hyde introduced as the speaker, 
the Baroness Huard, who had lectured in 
Memorial Hall the night before upon her exper- 
iences in the war zone of France. For forty 
minutes, she told, in a manner which drew 
the keenest attention of her audience, with humor 
and pathos, of the scenes and narrow escapes she 
and her friends had passed through since August, 
1914. Prolonged applause followed her talk, and 
immediately after chapel three cheers were will- 
ingly given by the assembled students for 
Madame Huard and the French nation. 


Theta Delta Chi held its annual house dance 
last Friday evening at' the chapter house. The 
patronesses were Mrs. Wilmot B. Mitchell and 
Mrs. William Porter of Brunswick. Among the 
guests were the Misses Grace and Elizabeth Bar- 
ton, Dorothy Gardner, Ruth Little, Cornelia Jack- 
son, Eleanor Palmer. Marjorie Berry, Helen 
Small, Margaret Deering and Dorothy Avery, all 
of Portland. Music was furnished by Stetson's 

The committee in charge of the dance consisted 
of Biggers '17, Reynolds '18. Barton '19 and 
Taylor '20. 




Published every Tuesday of the Collegiate 

Year by The Bowdoin Publishing 


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Robert G. Albion, 19 18, Editor-in-Chief 

Clyde E. Stevens, 1919, 

Acting Managing Editor 

department and associate editors 

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Whitney Coombs, 1918 
Franklin D. MacCormick, 1918 
Bela W. Norton, 1918 
Gerald S. Joyce, 1918 
Louis W. Doherty, 1919 

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All communications regarding subscriptions 
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James E. Vance, 1919, Assistant Manager 

Vol. XLV1I. MAY 1, 191 7 No. 4 

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

After May 8, What? 

To all indications May 8th is destined to be a 
memorable date in the annals of Bowdoin. It has 
been many years since she saw so many of her 
sons go off in a foody to prepare for war. On that 
date about seventy-five men are preparing to 
leave for Plattsburg to prepare for events which 
only time can divulge. No more certain is the 
state of affairs that will exist here in College 
after this group has departed. The majority of 
the men leaving are from the two upper classes 
and who have in the past had charge of most of 

the student activities. The question in the mind 
of most of the men remaining is what will happen 
to these activities after the Plattsburg men have 
left. There is hardly a one which is not seriously 
affected. In baseball nine first string men will be 
lost and this is only an indication of what will 
take place in similar activities. Is the student life 
of the College after May 8th going to stagnate 
and become merely a round of studies ? Cer- 
tainly this is a time if ever when the Bowdoin 
spirit can come into play and the men who have 
previously refrained from taking any more active 
interest than going to the ball games should fill up 
the ranks and keep the College life normal. That 
is the greatest danger there is to face in the 
departure of -the older element in the College; 
that things will come to a standstill for lack of a 
moving force. The men who remain behind have 
just as plain a duty as the men who go. May we 
not drop everything but rather may renewed 
efforts be made to keep the activities alive and 
flourishing. Let every man who stays behind 
start in to do something in some organization or 
other. The ball team is still to continue and it 
will need material. Other activities will have 
their ranks depleted but by conscientious effort 
things should go on as usual. 

In this connection the question of Ivy Day and 
Commencement should be considered. The mem- 
bership of both classes is seriously affected and 
hence the ceremonies will necessarily be curtailed. 
The Orient, however, wishes to urge both classes 
to do their utmost to celebrate these two memorial 
festivities in some appropriate manner. Both 
classes have plans which can only materialize 
with the aid of every member of the student body. 
It is a time when class or fraternity differences 
should be forgotten and only Bowdoin be thought 
of. Three hundred men will still be left and it is 
to you men that the task of keeping the life at 
Bowdoin at normal falls, and may the men who 
go have worthy successors. 

F. D. M. 

The Student Elections 

Owing to the shake-up in the College life the 
Student Council has decided to hold the student 
elections, which naturally come in June, much 
earlier. To some this may seem rather unneces- 
sary but the move seems to be a wise one to the 
majority of the students. The men in the two 
upper classes are the men who know the candi- 
dates best. They also know the qualifications for 
the several offices and are apt to be swayed less 
by sentiment than the members of the two lower 
classes. It is in order to allow these men to vote 



that the elections are coming so early. 

It should be noted that several of the men on 
the ballot are not in College at the present time. 
There will undoubtedly be a tendency on the part 
of many of the students to overlook these men 
when voting. These men are nominated with the 
expectation that they will all be back next Fall 
and so they should be considered as carefully as 
the nominees who are in College at the present 

Nominations for athletic managers will not be 
made until June when it is hoped that perhaps 
some voting system, such as was used on the Bor- 
der last summer, can be devised to allow the men 
at Plattsburg to vote. 

The usual caution about com'bines apply to the 
elections at this time as much as at any other. 
Remember that the men elected should be those 
who are capable to represent you in the student 
and athletic affairs of the College. Do your part 
well that thev may the more wiselv do theirs. 

F. D. M. 

same year. He has been the author of a number 
of religious books and is now a lecturer at 
Andover Theological Seminary, making his home 
in Brookline, Mass. 


News was received last week of the death of 
Frank A. Nevers M-'l8. Shortly after going to 
Portland last fall, to resume his studies in the 
Medical School, it w-as discovered that he was 
afflicted with a tubercular disease of the spine. 
With persistence he kept on with his work until 
December when he was obliged to enter a hospital 
for treatment, which was of no avail. His weeks 
of intense suffering were brought to an end on 
the morning of April 23. The funeral was held 
Wednesday afternoon at Houlton. 


''Whosoever smiteth thee on the right cheek, 
turn to him thy left," began- Dr. Ambrose W. Ver- 
non at chapel vespers Sunday. In a clear and 
concisive manner the speaker showed the utter 
fallacy of striking back at mere thrusts. But if 
the ideals you have set up are assailed, then keep 
them pure and spotless, and strike and strike 
hard : may it be with the best in you ! Dr. Ver- 
non mentioned Abraham Lincoln as an illustra- 
tion of this polfcy; in spite of trivial thrusts from 
General McClellan, this patriot turned his other 
cheek to the general, and gained his ideal — 

Dr. Vernon graduated from Princeton in 1891, 
and from Union Theological Seminary in 1894. 
For the next few years he studied in Europe, and 
was ordained in 1896 as a Congregational min- 
ister. Yale granted him the A.M. degree in 1907, 
and Dartmouth gave him the degree of D.D. the 

Bowdoin's first tennis match of the season will 
be played this week with Bates at Lewiston. 
However, it has not yet been definitely decided 
whether the date will be Friday or Saturday. 

The team, composed of Little '17, D. W. Phil- 
brick '17, Stearns '18, Mitchell '19 and M. H. 
Smith '20, will be captained by Flynt '17. As no 
notices of cancellations have been received from: 
any of the colleges on the schedule, the team will 
probably play all of the scheduled matches. 


The following nominations for the student 
officers for 1917-18 were made by the Student 
Council and are being voted upon today at the 
Gymnasium from 1. 00 to 6.00 p. m. 

Student Council — Senior members (ten to be 
elected) : Albion, Babbitt, Donnell, A. S. Gray, J. 
E. Gray, Hanson, Harrington, MacCormick, 
Matthews, Mooers. Norton, Peacock, Pendleton, 
Reynolds, Ripley, Savage, Stanley, Walker, War- 
ren and Woodman; Junior members (two to be 
elected) : Farnham, Grover, Mahoney and P. S. 

Athletic Council — Senior members (two to be 
elected) : A. S. Gray, Norton, Walker and Wood- 
roan; Junior members (two to be elected) : Cole, 
Grover, Mahoney and P. S. Turner; Sophomore 
member (one to be elected) : Cleaves and Rhoads. 

Union Governing Board — Senior members 
(two to be elected): Albion, Coombs. MacCor- 
mick and Norton; Junior members (two to be 
elected) : Cole, Hargraves, Higgins and McGor- 
rill: Sophomore member (one to be elected): 
Badger and Flanders. 

The managers and assistant managers will be 
elected later. No students who have not paid 
their Blanket Taxes are eligible to vote at this 


Only four candidates are already out for 
assistant manager of the Bowdoin Publishing 
Company : E. A. Allen, A. \Y. Hall, Hurrell and 

Any others who wish to compete should signify 
their intention to Joyce '18 immediately. Two 
men will be elected to the position of assistant 
manager from the competitors next April. 




For the first time in more than 40 years there 
will be no intercollegiate track and field cham- 
pionship meet for the Eastern colleges and uni- 
versities this season. The executive committee 
of the I. A. A. A. A. at a special meeting held in 
Philadelphia last Saturday, made this decision in 
the form of a resolution requesting that no 
entries for the games be filed with the secretary 
of the association. 

In place of the titular games it has been sug- 
gested .that Saturday, May 26, be set aside for the 
holding of special patriotic and athletic demon- 
stration by the athletes of the various members 
of the association, subject to the approval of the 
Secretary of War. 

Although the matter of holding Commencement 
next June is still unsettled, the Class of 1867 is 
making its plans for holding its 50th anniversary 
at that time. Of the 25 men who graduated in 
the class, nine are now living, namely : Melvin F. 
Arey, Cedar Falls, Iowa; Oren Cobb, New York 
City ; Usher W. Cutts, Orange, N. J. ; George P. 
Davenport, Bath ; Richard G. Merriman, North 
Fork, Cal. ; Rev. Stephen M. Newman, Washing- 
ton, D. C. ; Hon. Stanley Plummer, Dexter, and 
Frederick K. Smyth, Napa, Cal. The oldest of 
these is Mr. Cobb, 76, and the youngest is Mr. 
Merriman, 71. 


The members of the Band are requested to 
meet in Memorial Hall this afternoon at 4 130 for 
a rehearsal in preparation for the presentation of 
standards to the College next Thursday All the 
men are urged to be punctual. 

Wednesday afternoon the Band will report in 
front of the Chapel at 3.30 for drill with the bat- 
talion. All members of the Band who are also in 
the training corps, will assemble with the Band 
instead of reporting to their companies, by order 
■of Captain White. 


Two new courses, "Military Medicine" and 
"Naval Medicine" recently instituted in the Har- 
vard Medical School to prepare men for the serv- 
ice of their country are being taught by two Bow- 
doin men. Col. Weston P. Chamberlain '93, and 
Surgeon George F. Freeman '90, respectively. 

Col. Chamberlain graduated from the Harvard 
Medical School in 1897 and the next year entered 
the U. S. Army as assistant surgeon and has risen 
to the rank of colonel. While at Bowdoin, Col. 

Chamberlain was prominent in gymnasium activ- 

Surgeon Freeman, U. S. N., was graduated 
from the Harvard Medical School in 1896 and 
carried on a private practice in Boston for the 
next two years, entering the U. S. Navy as as- 
sistant surgeon in 1898. 

While at Bowdoin Surgeon Freeman was third 
baseman on the varsity nine, and played end on 
the varsity eleven. 


The annual election of officers for the Chemi- 
stry Club was held in the Union last Friday after- 
noon and resulted as follows: O'Connor '18, pres- 
ident; E. S. C. Smith '18, vice president; Wass 
'18, secretary, and L. C. Wyman '18, treasurer. 


Prompt action upon the part of Simmons '19 
and Norwood '20, who were guarding the fence 
at Whittier Field during the game last Saturday 
afternoon, prevented a running fire from doing 
serious damage. It would be well if the "fence- 
hangers" would be a little more careful of their 
matches and cigarette butts in the future. 


Professor Davis is the author of a book, "Eng- 
lish Essayists," recently issued from The Gorham 
Press of Boston. Richard G. Badger, the pub- 
lisher, has this to say about the book: "Professor 
Davis, believing that a plodding, matter-of-fact 
biography is not adequate for real appreciation 
of the works of the great essayists, has given us 
a hand-book which contains all the needed infor- 
mation but which makes fascinating reading as 
well. He gives us a personal introduction to each 
author and when we are through reading what he 
has to say, we feel as if we really knew the dif- 
ferent writers. The book actually accomplishes 
what must be the purpose of every text-book on 
literature, it leads us to read the works of the 
author considered." 

There are three sections of the book, "The 
Origin and Early Exponents," covering the works 
of Montaigne, Bacon and Gowley ; "Eighteenth 
Century Essayists," with pages on Steele, Addi- 
son, Johnson and Goldsmith ; "Nineteenth Cen- 
tury Essayists," including Lamb, Hazlitt, Irving, 
Hunt, DeQuincey, Carlyle, Macauley, Newman, 
Emerson, Thackery, Ruskin, Arnold and Steven- 
son. A concise chronology precedes the study of 
each author, and the compiler has certainly suc- 
ceeded in his aim to supply intimate, lifelike 
studies of these important writers of essays. 




The following hours for baseball practice will 
be observed from now on owing to the prevailing 
military schedule : 

1. Those taking Course I and those not signed 
up for either course will report at Whittier Field 
on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1.30 p. m. 
and at 3 p. m. on Tuesday and Thursday. 

2. Those taking Course 2 are to report at 
Whittier Field at 6.30 a. m. on Tuesday, Thurs- 
day and Friday. 


Owing to the large number of candidates, and 
in order that each boy may have an equal chance. 
Congressman Louis B. Goodall announces that he 
will hold a competitive examination for appoint- 
ments to Annapolis and West Point. The exam- 
inations are to take place at the Post Office, Port- 
land, Maine, on May 8th, and candidates must 
report at 9 a. m. on that date to the Secretary, 
Board of Civil Service Examiners. All boys must 
be residents of the first Maine district to be 
eligible ; the age for the Navy is between sixteen 
and twenty years, and for the Army between 
seventeen and twenty-two years. 

The examination for designation to the United 
States Military Academy consists of the subjects 
of algebra, geometry, and grammar, for which 
three hours are allowed and after an intermission 
of one hour, geography, United States history, 
and general history, for which three hours are 
allowed. The examination for the Naval Acad- 
emy is identically the same as that for the Mili- 
tary Academy, except that the last subject is 
arithmetic instead of general history. If any per- 
sons desire to take both of these examinations 
they can do so by taking the additional subjects 
which are not common to both examinations, for 
which an extra hour will be allowed. 

Applicants will please send their names to 
Louis B. Goodall, M. C, House of Representa- 
tives, Washington, D. C. 

ffiBftft t&e jFacultp 

Professors George T. Files and W. A. Moody 
are engaged with several other men in an 
arrangement for planting seven acres of potatoes. 
They will finance the entire process and the pota- 
toes will be grown on a nearby farm. 

President Hyde is conferring with the mem- 
bers of the Freshman class in regard to their 
choice of studies for the remainder of their col- 
lege course. 

Professor Nixon has recently been appointed 

a member of the executive committee of the New 
England Classical Association. 

A large part of the proof of Professor Nixon's 
second volume of "Plautus" was lost when the 
Laconia was sunk. 

Professor Mitchell gave an illustrated lecture 
on the 'Wordsworth Country" before the Teach- 
ers' Club of Bangor last Monday evening. 

Professor Files spoke before the Woodfords 
Club on their regular "Ladies' Night" last week 
on the subject "Holland in Tulip Time." 

President Hyde officiated at the wedding cere- 
mony of Dr. Harrison L. Robinson '11 and Miss 
Lida S. Baker at the bride's home on Maine street, 
last Saturday evening. 

Professors Cram and Meserve attended the 
luncheon of the Bowdoin Alumni at Portland at 
the Falmouth Hotel last Friday. 

Miss Anna Smith was recently elected presi- 
dent of the Saturday Club. 



4.30 p. m. Band rehearsal, Memorial Hall. 


Presentation of flags to battalion. 


Tennis, Bowdoin at Bates. 


Baseball, Bowdoin at Colby. 


Tennis, Bowdoin at Tufts. 


Tennis, Bowdoin at M. I. T. 


Interscholastic track meet. 

©n tfie Campus 

B. A. Thomas '18 has been appointed assistant 
in Latin. 

Classes will be conducted as usual Saturday 

Everyone missed the band at Saturday's game. 
Where was it? 

Examinations for incompletes will be given 
within the next two weeks. 

Flanders '20 was called out for active service 
with the Coast Patrol last week. 

The hour for laboratory work in Zoology II has 
been changed from 3.30 to 2.30 p. m. 

The final emergency examination in German 2 
was held Friday evening in Memorial Hall. 

Minot '96, Merrill '96, Lord '11, Woodcock '12 
and Barry e.v-'i6 were on the campus last week. 


The wood-work of the Searles Science Build- 
ing has been receiving a fresh coat of paint the 
past week. 

Phipps e.t'-'o4 is taking the intensive military 
training, while Gardner '01 has entered the gen- 
eral course. 

Achorn '17 and Blanchard '17 took examina- 
tions for commissions as second lieutenants at 
Portland last week. 

A quartette consisting of Seward '17, Harring- 
ton '18, Hill '19 and Richan '20 sang at Augusta, 
Wednesday evening. 

Adjourns were given in the 8.30 classes last 
Tuesday because of the extraordinary length of 
the chapel exercises. 

Marston '17 attended the national convention 
of the Zeta Psi Fraternity which was held at 
Raleigh, N. C, last week. 

Word was received last Thursday that no more 
enrollments will he accepted for the Coast 
Patrol service for the present. 

The Senior class meeting held last Friday night 
was adjourned without doing any business 
because a quorum was not present. 

It is of much gratification to the Blanket Tax 
payers that the old custom of stamping the names 
on the Orients and Quills has been resumed. 

A. Otis Moulton eA'-'i8, who is a member of the 
Machine Gun Company of the Eighth Massachu- 
setts Infantry, was on the campus a few days last 

A large number of ''stiffs" arrived at the Med- 
ical School last week. These will be used for 
dissecting purposes during the remaining three 
weeks of the course. 

Make-ups for gym cuts will be held during eve- 
nings for a short time to enaible the Seniors enter- 
ing the intensive training to square up accounts 
in that department. 

The men who are going to Plattsburg this 
summer had a furlough from Saturday noon until 
this morning, that they might go home before 
leaving for Plattsburg next Friday. 

Bradford '17 was a speaker at the monthly 
lunch of the Portland Alumni at the Falmouth 
Hotel last Friday, and described the military 
work now being carried on at the College. 

Anyone interested in taking an examination 
for entrance into the regular army as a second 
lieutenant will find information on the chapel 
bulletin board, or may consult Captain White. 

Savage '19 and McElwee '20 were chosen last 
week as members of the temporary crew of one 
of the new government submarine chasers, on its 
trial trip from Portsmouth Navy Yard to Boston. 

Men desiring to compete for places on the ten- 
nis team should hand their names to Captain 

Plynt at the Beta House or to Manager Norton 
at the Zete House at once. The first match will 
be with Bates, May 4. 

Candidates for assistant manager of tennis 
should also report to the manager at the Zete 

McConaughy '17 and Albion '18 attended the 
annual conference of New England College Y. 
M. C. A. presidents at Williams College, Wil- 
liamstown, Mass., last Saturday. The Maine col- 
leges have a movement on foot to bring the con- 
ference to one of the Maine colleges next year. 

Enlistments since the Roll of Honor was pub- 
lished last week include Maguire '17 in the U. S. 
A., Quartermasters Reserve Corps ; A. L. Allen 
'18, Haskell '18 and Sprague '19 in the Coast 
Patrol; Mooers '18 in the Hospital Corps, Second 
Maine Infantry ; N. H. Foster '20- in the Maine 
Coast Artillery Corps. 

Two members of the class of 1917 have recently 
left College to assume the positions of teacher 
and chemist. Fuller has secured a place on the 
teaching staff of the junior high school at 
Augusta, while Gregory left Friday to take a 
position as chemist with the Hercules Powder 
Company at Kenbii, N. J. 

Hall of Phi Chi 

It is with the deepest regret that Gamma Gamma 
Chapter learns of the death of Brother Frank 
Alexander Nevers of the Class of 1918. One of 
Bowdoin Medical School's most loyal undergrad- 
uates, he worked long and earnestly for her 
interests. During his short career as a student of 
medicine, he showed a special interest in each and 
every one of his fellow students and gave unspar- 
ingly of his time and ability in aiding and advanc- 
ing them in their work. He was extremely de- 
voted to his fraternity and took an active part in 
its affairs. His brothers loved and honored him, 
and shall ever cherish the many pleasant mem- 
ories they have of him. 

To his family and friends in their bereavement 
and sorrow, Gamma Gamma Chapter offers her 
most heartfelt sympathy. 

Sydney C. Dalrymple 
True E. Makepeace, 
Daniel M. Mannix, 

For the Chapter. 

alumni l2otcs 

M-'8i.- — Dr. Samuel J. Bassford, for 13 years a 
leading physician of Portland, died on March 16 
after a brief illness. Immediately after his grad- 
uation from the Bowdoin Medical School he set- 



tied in Biddeford, practicing there for 24 years. 
In 1903 he moved to Portland, where he worked 
until his death. 

Dr. Bass ford was born at Watenbury, Connec- 
ticut, November 26, 1848. He practiced his pro- 
fession with great success for nearly 40 years. 
He was prominent in the Cumberland County 
Medical Association, and was one of the leaders 
in the effort to secure an executive health officer 
for Portland. 

Dr. Bassford was for a number of years physi- 
cal director of the Y. M. C. A. He was a mem- 
ber of the Williston Church of Portland. He is 
survived by his daughter, Mrs. Helene Bassford 

'90. — Frank P. Morse was chairman of an ap- 
pointed committee of the High School Masters' 
Club of Massachusetts which recently submitted 
to the Club its report on the Junior High School. 
Mr. Morse and the other members of the commit- 
tee recommended the Junior High School as an 
efficient medium for bridging the gap between the 
work of the first six grammar grades and that 
of the ordinary high school. 

M-94. — Captain William L. Haskell of Lewis- 
ton, who ' is a member of the Maine Medical 
Corps, has been appointed a member of the board 
to examine candidates for commissions in that 

'97 — James E. Rhodes, 2d, the class secretary 
has sent a circular letter to the fellows urging 
them to return to Brunswick for the twentieth 
reunion, June 17-21. A committee has been work- 
ing on plans for the reunion ; it has secured a 
house for the headquarters during the week, and 
the use of the Portland Country Club for the 
formal reunion on Wednesday, June 20. Mr. 
Rhodes plans to issue in a few months a booklet 
of biographical sketches of the class. 

'98. — Major Clarence F. Kendall of Biddeford 
has been appointed by the adjutant general of 
Maine to act as a member of the board of exam- 
iners for commissions in the Maine Medical 

'01. — Harold P. Vose, manager of the Wiscon- 
sin branch of the National Workmen's Compen- 
sation Service Bureau, is located in Milwaukee 
at present. He expects to move at any time, 
however, because one in his line of work is often 
transferred on short notice to another part of the 

'06. — Romilly Johnson was the baritone soloist 
in the concert given lately by the National Opera 
Club of America in the ball room of the Waldorf- 
Astoria. He appeared under his stage name of 
Giovanni Romilli. 



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NO. 5 


In a slug-fest on Alumni Field at Waterville 
last Saturday afternoon, the Bowdoin baseball 
nine came through for the second time this sea- 
son against Colby, by a score of 14 to 4. Aside 
from the heavy hitting of the visiting team, the 
ability of the Colby players to make costly errors 
featured the game. Both teams batted quite 
freely but the superior fielding of Bowdoin kept 
their opponents' score down. By winning this 
game from Colby, while Maine was defeating 
Bates at Lewiston, Bowdoin maintained her lead 
in the State series, but what will be her position 
next week after the loss of the varsity men, is a 
matter of conjecture. The score: 


ab r bh po a e 

Donnell, 3b 4 1 1 1 2 1 

Needleman, 2b 6 1 3 5 o 

McPherson, 2b o o o 2 o 

Delehanty, rf 6 1 1 o o 

Finn, ss 4 3 3 4 3 

Woodman, cf 6 3 4 3 1 

Chapman, lb 4 2 2 8 1 o 

Phillips, If 5 1 2 1 o 

Bradford, c 4 1 1 7 2 

Pendleton, p 4 1 2 o 2 1 

Totals 43 14 14 27 17 3 


ab r bh po a e 

Heyes, 2b 4 1 1 1 1 

Driscoll, c 5 o 6 3'0 

Greenlaw, 3b 4 1 1 3 o 

Deasey, cf 4 1 3 1 t> 

Ashworth, lb, If 4 1 2 14 1 1 

Fraas, ss 4 1 4 2 5 2 

Buchnam, If 2 o o 

Tyler, rf '. 3 o o o 

Gately, p . 1 1 4 o 

Fahey, p 1 o o o 1 1 

Klain, p 1 o 1 2 

Marshall, lb 1 o o 2 

Lawrence, rf 1 o o o o 1 

Wyman, If 1 o o o o o 

Three base hits, Finn 2. Chapman, Deasey, 
Fraas. Sacrifice hits, Donnell 1, Delehanty 1. 
Stolen bases, Donnell 2, Delehanty, Finn, Wood- 
man 2, Chapman, Phillips, Bradford, Pendleton, 
Heyes, Fraas 2. First base on errors, Bowdoin 3. 
Struck out by Pendleton 7, Klain 2, Gately I, 
Fahey 3. Base on balls, off Pendleton 2, Gately 
2, Klain 4. Hits, off Gately 14 in five and one- 
third innings, off Klain 1 in one and two-thirds 
innings, off Fahey 1 in 2 innings. Wild pitches, 
Gately 1, Fahey 1. Left on bases, Colby 7, Bow- 
doin 8. Umpire, Allen. Time, 2 hours, 50 min- 

League Standing 

Won Lost Ave. 

Bowdoin 2 o 1.000 

Maine 1 o 1.000 

Bates o 1 .000 

Colby o 2 .000 

Totals 36 4 12 27 18 8 

Bowdoin 01043411 — 14 

Colby 00000220 — 4 


A stand of colors, the gift of the State of 
Maine, was formally presented with appropriate 
ceremonies, to the Bowdoin unit of the Reserve 
Officers' Training Corps last Thursday afternoon 
on Whittier Field. The stand consists of an 
American flag and a College flag of the same size, 
the design of the latter consisting of the Bowdoin 
seal upon the background, the upper half of which 
is white, while the lower half is black. 

The infantry battalion, consisting of the four 
provisional companies and the college band, was 
commanded by Captain White, U.S.A., while 
Schlosberg '18, R. H. Cobb '17, P. M. Johnson 
'18, Fenning '17, and D. W. Philbrick '17 were in 
command of the companies A, B, C, and D, and 
the band, respectively. The presentation took 
place in front of the grandstand, where the bat- 
talion formed a three-sided' square during the 
speeches of presentation and acceptance. 

Hon. Percival P. Baxter '98, of Portland, pre- 
sented the colors in behalf of the State, and said, 
in part : "No man could stand here and look into 
the faces of this student battalion without deep 
emotion. What a change has taken place ! Who 
could have dreamed a few years, or even months 
ago, that Bowdoin students would be drilling on 
the Bowdoin campus, preparing for war with the 


greatest military power on earth? It is almost 
unthinkable, but it is a reality. 

"Events move with lightning speed. In a few 
months from today, perhaps in weeks, some of 
you now standing here may be standing on 
French soil, face to face with the enemy of civi- 
lization. What a thrill will shake this old earth 
the day, the hour, the minute the first American 
soldier under the American flag, sets his foot on 
the soil of France ! I wish this honor might come 
to a Bowdoin man. 

"Whatever comes to you men, wherever you 
may be, remember these flags and all they signify. 
Remember what the color bearer of the first 
negro regiment said when the regimental colors 
were placed in his hands : 'I will bring these 
colors back or report to God the reason why.' " 

In accepting the standards for the College, 
President Hyde said: "Bowdoin College is proud 
and happy to receive these colors" as the gift of 
Maine. For 115 years Bowdoin students have 
enjoyed study and leisure, work and play, under 
me protection ot the nation and the State. Once 
only in all these years has the life of the country 
been seriously threatened. Then the young men 
of Bowdoin sprang to arms in her defense; who 
and how many is told on the eastern wall of our 
Memorial Hall. In the most critical battle of that 
four years was Oliver O. Howard, an officer who 
had been a Bowdoin student, who selected the 
favorable ground on which the victory was won; 
and Joshua L. Chamberlain, an officer who had 
"been a Bowdoin student and a Bowdoin professor, 
held against repeated attacks the decisive posi- 
tion, and when the war was over, this same Bow- 
doin officer received the surrender of General Lee. 

"These young men forty years hence will forget 
much that we have taught them here ; but they 
will not forget that their State placed the colors 
of their country, together with the College color 
in their hands; and they will bear themselves so 
that the State shall be proud and happy to remem- 
ber that the trust committed to them was faith- 
fully and honorably held." 

Following the presentation, President Hyde, 
Captain White, and Representatives Percival P. 
Baxter, Albert E. Anderson, Edgar E. Rounds 
and Emery G. Wilson '98 of Portland reviewed 
the battalion. 

Other members of the Legislature who were 
present at the ceremonies were Senator Rupert 
H. Baxter '94 of Bath, and Representatives H. G. 
Allen of Portland, Fred Newcomb of Scafboro 
and Eugene D. Morin of Brunswick. 

After the conclusion of the ceremonies, the 
battalion, with the band at its head, marched 

through Maine Street and back to the Chapel 
where the members were dismissed. 


The Junior class has voted to hold the regular 
Ivy Day exercises in spite of the fact that over 
one-third of the class will be at Plattsburg, and 
the College will be much smaller, because of the 
men entering the various branches of the coun- 
iry's service. Ivy Day will come June first. The 
usual exercises will be held in Memorial Hall in 
the afternoon, followed by the planting of the 
ivy and the Seniors' Last Chapel. In the evening 
w-11 be held the Ivy Hop, the leading social event 
of the College year. On Friday morning there 
will probably be the annual Ivy .Day base ball 
game with Bates. It is doubtful whether the 
Masque and Gown will be able to present its two 
plays on Thursday evening, since two prominent 
members of the cast will be at Plattsburg. Sev- 
eral fraternities will hold dances during the week. 

Many of the officers and men holding Ivy Day 
parts will be absent and rearrangement of plans 
will be made at a "smoker" to be held by the class 
in the Bowdoin Union tomorrow evening. 

A. S. Gray, president of the class, is at Ports- 
mouth with the Coast Patrol ; Matthews, who was 
elected class orator, will go to Plattsburg, while 
Mooers and Colter, class poet and class odist, re- 
spectively, sailed from New York, Sunday, to 
enter the American Ambulance Corps in France. 

Several of the class to whom presentations 
were to have been made have gone. The class 
day committee has dwindled to two men, and sub- 
stitutes will be appointed at the "smoker." 


The following announcement, of interest to 
students and alumni, was sent out yesterday by 
the Bowdoin Student Loan Association : 

"Owing to the many demands for money made 
upon all generously inclined people at this time, 
and the consequent difficulty in raising funds for 
purposes not connected with the present world 
crisis, the loan committee of the Bowdoin Student 
Loan Association has thought it wise to conserve 
what resources it has left in order to be the better 
able to render some assistance to the members of 
the student body during the next college year. 

"Therefore, it has been decided that no more 
loans to students will be made by it until after the 
opening of the College next autumn." 

Rupert H. Baxter, 
Robert K, Eaton, 
Philip G. Clifford. 




Dr. Whittier has just given out statistics in 
regard to the students passing the highest strength 
tests during the present college year. The 
strength tests are taken in connection with the 
physical examinations which are given each year 
to all new students and to all candidates for 
athletic teams. The strength tests are recorded 
in kilograms but may be approximately reckoned 
in pounds by multiplying by two and a fifth. 

Of the ten men in College passing the highest 
strength tests, four are Seniors, two are Juniors, 
three are Sophomores, and one is a Freshman. 
Last year there were six Seniors, two Juniors, 
two Sophomores, and no Freshmen on the list. It 
is interesting to note that three of last year's 
strong men are on this year's list, Bartlett, Fen- 
ning, and Simonton, but none of these men made 
as high records this year as last. In fact, all of 
the ten highest strength tests this year are less 
than the corresponding tests of last year. While 
four men last year passed tests of over 1000, this 
year only one was above that mark. The highest 
test last year was 1097 an d the lowest 919.2. This 
year the highest test is 1037, and the lowest 888.2. 

For the first time in many years, a Freshman, 
Harris, leads the list, he also being the first Fresh- 
man in two years to be listed among the ten 
strong men of the College. 

As regards the averages of strength tests by 
classes for all men examined, it should be remem- 
bered that the men representing the three upper 
classes are chiefly candidates for athletic teams, 
while the average for the Freshman class includes 
all members of that class. 

The results are as follows : 

Ten Strongest Men in College 

1. Charles Roy Harris '20; strength of lungs, 
26; strength of back. 210; strength of legs, 410; 
strength of upper arms, 271 ; strength of fore 
arms. 120 ; total strength, 1037. 

2. Boyd Wheeler Bartlett '17; lungs, 19: back, 
190; legs, 420; upper arms, 210; fore arms, 107; 
total strength, 946. 

3. Roland Hall Peacock '18; lungs, 17; back, 
250; legs, 380 ; upper arms, 178.8; fore arms, 120; 
total strength, 945.8. 

4. Charles Myron Sprague '19; lungs, 23; 
back, 230; legs, 410; upper arms, 156.2; fore arms, 
no; total strength, 929.2. 

5. Walter Arnold Fenning '17; lungs, 22; 
back, 190: legs, 300; upper arms, 304.7; fore 
arms, 106; total strength, 922.7. 

6. Clyde Emmons Decker '19; lungs. 26; back, 
190; legs, 390; upper arms, 166.5; f° re arms, 145; 
total strength, 917.5. 

7. Willjam Wagg Simonton '18; lungs, 19; 
back, 210; legs, 390; upper arms, 183. 1 ; fore arms, 
arms, no; total strength, 911.2. 

8. Harlow Baynum Mosher '19; lungs, 24; 
back, 200; legs, 370; upper arms, 207.8; fore 
arms, no: total strength, 911.8. 

9. Sherman Nelson Shumway '17; lungs, 24; 
back, 160; legs, 420; upper arms, 152.2; fore arms, 
136; total strength, 892.2. 

10. Benjamin Pliny Bradford '17; lungs, 21; 
back. 175; legs, 385; upper arms, 181.2; fore 
arms, 126; total strength, 888.2. 

Class of 1917 — Total Strength 
1. B. W. Bartlett, 946; 2. Fenning, 922.7; 3. 
Shumway, 892.2; 4. Bradford, 888.2; 5. Babcock, 
847; 6. D. S. Peacock, 839; 7. Fillmore, 824.9; 
8. Chapman, 812.9; 9. Sampson, 758; 10. Gillespie, 

Class of 1918 — Total Strength 
1. R. H. Peacock, 945.8; 2. Simonton, 917.1; 3. 
L. H. Jones, 881.4; 4. Stanley, 830.5; 5. Pendleton, 
759.7; 6. P. M. Johnson, 742.2; 7. H. A. Young, 
737.2; 8. W. A. Savage, 736; 9. A. S. Gray, 728.9; 
10. Norton, 725.7. 

Class of 1919 — Total Strength 
1. Sprague, 929.2; 2. Decker, 917.5; 3. Mosher, 
91 1.8; 4. Patrick, 839.4; 5. P. S. Turner, 837; 6. 
McClave, 822.9; 7. W. W. Blanchard, 776.6; 8. J. 
C. White, 760.6; 9. Caspar, 757.2; 10. Kern, 746.6. 
Class of 1920 — Total Strength 
1. Harris, 1037; 2. Rabbins, 865.6; 3. N. H. 
Foster, 860.7; 4- D. L. Noyes, 844.4; 5- Haggerty, 
824.4; 6. Houghton, 821.2; 7. R. P .'Davis, 780.2; 8. 
W. G. Wyman, 775.9; 9. P. W. Smith, 774.6; 10. 
Ellms, 770.1. 

Special — Total Strength 
Delehanty, 771.2 

Average Total Strength by Classes 
Class No. of Average 

Men Total 

Examined Strength 

1917 26 700.10 

1919 5 6 662.83 

1918 36 630.86 

Specials ■ 6 593-77 

1920 136 559-62 

The Bugle proof has been corrected and sent to 
press. As usual, the Bugle will be ready for dis- 
tribution on Ivy Day. The editor-in-chief is 
Norton '18, and the business manager, Mathews 
'18. An elaborate edition has been planned for 
this year and although it had been considered 
advisable to cut down the size of the book, the 
original plans will be adhered to. 




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Ronald B. Wadsworth, 1920, With the Faculty 

Whitney Coombs, 1918 
Franklin D. MacCormick, 1918 
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Gerald S. Joyce, 1918 
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Vol. XLV1I. 

MAY 8, 1917 No. 5 

Entered at Post Office a 

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Probably before the week is over a quarter of 
the present student body will leave for Plattsburg 
to train for army commissions. Many of these 
men will have completed their work at Bowdoin 
and when they return again it will be as alumni 
rather than undergraduates. In that group there 
are men who have the capacity to rise beyond the 
lieutenancy and before the war is over, we may 
hear, as Mr. Baxter prophesied at the presenta- 

tion Thursday, of Bowdoin men in positions as 
high as Bowdoin men attained in '61. But no 
divine right of college men is to give these men 
their commissions. The fact alone that they have 
spent two or three years of undergraduate life at 
the college of Chamberlain and Howard will not 
give them advancement. They will be in com- 
petition of the keenest kind with men from other 
New England colleges and with men who have 
not had the advantages of college education. 
Once in the olive drab at Plattsburg. all will start 
on an equal footing, yet we are confident that the 
(juality of Bowdoin's delegation willbe recognized 
iii August. 

The Stand of Colors 

Bowdoin is certainly grateful to the State for 
the two beautiful flags which were presented 
last Thursday. As President Hyde said, in accept- 
ing the colors, the College has enjoyed study and 
leisure, work and play under the protection of the 
State for well over a hundred years, and surely 
now that the men of Bowdoin are called upon, 
they will do their utmost to protect that same 
State and Nation. Those two flags, the national 
emblem and the black and white banner with the 
rising sun of Bowdoin will ever be among the 
treasured possessions of the College. 

The Men in the Grandstand 

Usually whenever there is an event on Whit- 
tier Field, we urge a grandstand full of under- 
graduates. Usually nine or eleven men from the 
student body represent the College and it is the 
duty of the others to give them support by cheer- 
ing. Last Thursday, the conditions changed. 
There were over 250 men on Whittier Field and 
about two score in the grandstand. There were a 
few men in College who even lacked the interest 
to watch the presentation of the colors. Part of 
the men in the grandstand were physically unfit 
for service in the R. O. T. C. and it would be 
useless for them to take the training. But there 
were others who have no such excuse. We can- 
not exactly analyze their feelings as the Star 
Spangled Banner was played or as the battalion 
marched past in review. They could scarcely 
have been the same as those of the men on the 
field. At Williams, the only other small college in 
the East which has been favored with a Reserve 
Officers' Training Corps, 96 per cent, of the 
student body is taking eighteen hours a week of 
training. There are certainly thirty or forty more 
men, or rather, undergraduates here who should 
be in the training corps. 




The annual elections of the A. S. B. C. we're 
held at the Gymnasium last Tuesday, the elections 
being held more than a month ahead of the regu- 
lar time in order to permit the large number of 
men who have enlisted, to vote before being called 
to the colors. The elections resulted as follows : 

Student Council: MacCormick '18, president, 
Walker '18, vice president ;' Norton '18, secretary; 
Albion '18, A. S. Gray '18, Harrington 'iS, R. H. 
Peacock '18, W. A. Savage '18, Woodman '18; 
Grover '19 and P. S. Turner '19. 

Athletic Council: A. S. Gray '18, Walker 'iS, 
Grover '19, P. S. Turner '19 and Cleaves '20. 

Union Governors: MacCormick '18, chairman; 
Norton '18, treasurer; Cole '19, D. S. Higgins '19 
and Badsrer '20. 


Bates won the first tennis tournament of the 
year by taking five matches out of six from 
Bovvdoin at Lewiston last Friday. The Bates 
men showed superiority in nearly every depart- 
ment although the work of Flynt was exception- 
ally good. The match between A. Purinton and 
Smith was the longest in games per set, but was 
not as closely contested as the first team doubles. 

The summary : 

E. Purinton of Bates defeated Flynt, 6-3, 6-3. 

A. Purinton of Bates defeated Smith, 11-9, 7-5. 

Stearns defeated Ireland of Bates, 6-4, 5-7, 8-6. 

Powers of Bates defeated Foster, 6-3, 6-0. 

E. Purinton and A. Purinton of Bates defeated 
Flynt and Smith, 6-1, 3-6, 6-1. 

Powers and Ireland of Bates defeated Foster 
and Stearns, 3-6, 6-0, 6-2. . 


Illustrative allusions to Mark Tapley, Mr. 
Squeers, Daniel Quilp and others of their ilk 
generally prove to be flat and unprofitable now- 
adays, if not stale. Dickens seems a dreary 
novelist to youngsters whose pap has long been 
Henty, Oliver Optic, and the ten cent magazines, 
and apparently one of the worst ills from which 
American youth suffers is just such literary mal- 
nutrition. The writer of The Humor of the Gods 
in the March Quill clearly had more substantial- 
nourishment in his younger days ; any such essay, 
by any man who seems at all to recognize 
Dickens' greatness is sure to meet with the pres- 
ent reviewer's general approval, even though 
approval of certain turns of expression, senti- 
ments, and collocations be withheld. 

The Fallacy of the Undelbatable Question, by 
the same writer, is a capriciously clever, whimsi- 

cally querulous jeu d'esprit. It abounds in neat 
phrases (not including "heavy touches of lumber- 
ing commercialism"), wit, and irreverence. The 
reviewer would be interested to know whether a 
certain local gubernatorial candidate was the 
judge who was "wondering how he was going to 
meet his notes," or the one "in whose mind's eye 
was a beautiful picture of the latest prize fight." 
But let that pass. 

The muse of fiction was on a holiday when the 
contents of this Quill were inspired, while of 
verse there is but one contribution — a satisfactory 
translation from Schiller. One might remark, 
however, that "a terrible wild boar" is somewhat 
too familiar a monster, and that "love us" and 
"Orcus," ending successive lines, jingle, just 
enough to suggest rhyme gone astray. El Dorado 
is printed as prose, but it might (worse) have 
been set up as vers libre. It is a pleasantly arti- 
ficial epitome of man's yearnings, an amplification 
of "Man never is, but always to be, blest" — man 
being an animal which gets no great comfort 
from within or from above. 

A short illness and a long period of conva- 
lescence would be the best thing in the world for 
most of us. We might find time for inclination 
to think, really to think, on real subjects seem- 
ingly unrelated to our own daily round or material 
self-advancement. But the writer of On Con- 
valescence has shrunk from any decent exposure 
of his soul, and invites us, rather, to consider an 
entertaining fantasy. He contrives for the most 
part to keep the grandiose tenour of his way with 
some furtive waggishness and with much verbal 
felicity. Yet, shades of Tully, or umbrosity of 
printers ! "Hora serenas?" 

P. N. 


The fence at the east end of Whittier Field 
has been extended to include a large section of 
the triangular lot of land which the College pur- 
chased several years ago. This addition will give 
a much better opportunity for the discus, hammer 
and other field events in the track work. 


The Debating Council recently elected officers 
for the coming year. Paul '19 was elected presi- 
dent; Coburn '19, manager; and Foulke'19, sec- 

It was voted to award medals to the two win- 
ning debating teams, both of which won their 
contests in the intercollegiate league with Hamil- 
ton and Wesleyan. 

4 6 



The second team lost to Hebron by a score of 
2-0 in a fast played game at Hebron on Satur- 
day afternoon. Despite the cold and raw weather 
the game was well played and full of interest. 
Both Murphy and Tuttle pitched fine ball. 

The score : 


ab r bh po a e 

Oakes, cf 4 I 2 i I o 

Oakley, 2b 4 o 2 4 3 1 

Redman, c 3 1 012 2 

Purington, ss 3 o 1 o 2 o 

McKechnie, rf 4 1 o o 

Davis, If 3 o o o o o 

Laroque, ib 3 o o 9 o o 

Murphy, p 3 o o o 2 o 

Reed, 3b 2 o O I o 


Totals 29 2 5 26 11 '1 


ab r bh po a e 

Bigelow, If 4 o 2 

Cook, 3b 4 2 o 

Hall, ib 2 o 2 5 o o 

Grover, cf 3 o 1 o o 

Murch, ss 4 o 1 2 o 1 

McCarthy, rf 3 o o o o 

Adams, 2b 3 o 1 3 2 1 

Foster, c 3 o in 1 o 

Tuttle, p 3 o o 3 o 

Totals 29 o 5 24 8 2 

Hebron 1 0000 I 00 x — 2 

Two base hits, Oakley. Three base hits, Hall. 
Stolen bases, Purington 2, Oakes, Redman, Reed. 
Double plays, Oakes to Laroque. Left on bases. 
Hebron 7, Bowdoin 5. First base on balls, off 
Murphy 3, Tuttle 2. Hit by pitcher, by Tuttle, 
Reed. Struck out by Murphy 9, Tuttle 10. Time, 
1.55. Umpire, Daley. 


Preliminiary trials for the Alexander Prize 
Speaking Contest will be held in Hubbard Hall, 
Thursday, May 17. All students, except members 
•of the Senior class, are entitled to compete. Fresh- 
men candidates will be chosen as usual in con- 
nection with their work in English 4. Other can- 
didates will kindly hand in their names as soon 
as possible to Professor Davis. A candidate may 
choose for delivery in the preliminary contest 
any selection except the ones upon which he has 
been coached for the final contest in some previ- 
ous year. 




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The Classical Club recently held a business 
meeting at which the following officers were 
pTected: B. A. Thomas '18, president, and Pear- 
( n '19, secretary. Dean Sills was elected as a 
member of the executive committee. 

aOiti) t&e JFacultp 

Professor Langley was in Boston Friday. 

Dean Sills attended a meeting of the Cumber- 
land County Public Safety Committee at Port- 
land last Friday. 

Professor Hormell is active in a plan to have a 
Production Camp for the Huntington School 
boys. Each group of seven boys is to have a 
leader, probably a college student. 



Professor Ham lectured 'before the Bowdoin 
Club of Boston, Friday evening, on "Russia." 

Professor Langley was at Augusta on Sat- 

Professor Davis has recently completed the 
course of lectures, which he has been delivering 
on English literature, under the auspices of the 
Cosmopolitan Club of Bath. 

Professor Hormell attended the annual meet- 
ing of the New England Teachers' Association 
at Boston on Saturday, April 28th. 

Dean Sills, with eleven other men of Bruns- 
wick, has enlisted in the "Patriotic Potato Com- 
pany," which will finance the raising of twelve 
acres of potatoes on a nearby farm. 


The Alpha Delta Phi, Psi Upsilon and Theta 
Delta Chi held their "Seniors' Last Supper" 
recently. The Kappa Sigma hold theirs tonight. 
These time-honored events have usually occurred 
during the last two weeks before the finals in 
June, but the fact that such a large number of 
Seniors are leaving soon for Plattsburg, has 
caused the custom to be set ahead this year. 

©n tije Campus 

Xext week will be the last for dissection at the 
Medical School. 

Kent '17, Leech '19 and Robbins '20 have 
recently enlisted in the Coast Patrol. 

Donnell '18 has been appointed sergeant in the 
ordnance department of the National Guard. 

The floors of the Walker Art Building are re- 
ceiving a fresh coating of varnish this week. 

Dean Sills will be glad to confer with any 
Seniors wishing to secure positions for next year. 

McKenney '15, who has been teaching at Port- 
land High School, is taking the intensive training. 

Baseball practice and the "early bird" seem to 
be synonymous these days, with practice at 6 :30 
a. m. 

Y\ arren '18 is the_new assistant in Mathematics, 
having taken the place of Gregory '17, who has 
left College. 

Thomas '16, who is an instructor at the Galahad 
School, Hudson, Wis., was on the campus a few 
days last week. 

McXaughton '17, Colter '18, Daggett '18 and 
Mooers '18 left last week to join the American 
Ambulance Corps in France. 

Whalen '18, P. E. Doherty '19 and McClave 
"19 went to Boston last week to study for exam- 
ination as ensigns in the Navv. 

Last Sunday's Portland Telegram contained an 
article upon the growth of the College, with a pic- 
ture of the campus as it appeared in 1822. 

Beal '16, Haskell 'rS and W. Curtis '20 were 
on the campus for the week end. Haskell and 
Curtis were on furlough from the Coast Patrol. 

Seniors are requested to keep in mind the 
exercises for Class Day and be ready to express 
their opinions at the class meeting which will be 
held as soon as advisable. 

During the march of the intensive men through 
Maine street last Saturday morning, it is reported 
that a local business man asked Captain White if 
it were true that they were going down to destroy 
the bridges. 

It is not generally known that the brick build- 
ing on Bath Street, now used by the College for 
a carpenter's shop, was used as a college com- 
mons nearly a century ago, and later as a lecture 
room of the Medical School. 

A yellow mouse of the common field variety 
was discovered recently by the workmen while 
digging for the foundation of the new dormitory. 
This type is claimed by scientists to be of 
extremely rare occurrence. 

The men of Military Science I were measured 
yesterday for uniforms. The requisitions will be 
made immediately and it is hoped that they may 
be had at an early date. It is possible that after 
the men leave for Plattsburg, probably on Friday, 
a semi-intensive training will be instituted taking 
about eighteen hours a week. 

The following additional applications for 
admission to the camp at Plattsburg this summer 
have been sent in during the past week : B. Camp- 
bell '17, H. S. White '17, Wight '17, Albion '18, 
Bigelow '18, C. R. Foster '18, McQuillan '18, 
Van Wart '18, Albert '19, Finn '19 and Ingraham 
'19. These men are now training under Plan 2. 


Hall of the Kappa of Psi Upsilon 

It is with the deepest regret that the Kappa 
Chapter of Psi Upsilon learns of the death of 
Brother Edward Newman Packard of the Class 
of 1862. He was always loyally devoted to his 
fraternity and to his college ; acting at different 
times as tutor, instructor, and assistant professor, 
and as an overseer since 1881. 

To his family and friends in their bereavement 
and sorrow, the Kappa Chapter extends a most 
heartfelt sympathy. 

Frank Durham Hazeltine, 
John Bolton Sloggett, 
James Fuller Ingraham, 

For the Chapter. 



alumni JSotejs 

' 7 o— Hon. D. S. Alexander, Buffalo, N. Y., 
has been appointed a member of the Executive 
Commission of the General Assembly of the 
Presbyterian Church, U. S. A. , which meets at 
Dallas, Texas, May 17th. This Commission, 
composed of fifteen clergymen and laymen rep- 
resenting all parts of the country, acts for the 
General Assembly when the latter body is not in 

'98. — Emery G. Wilson of Portland has given 
over to the Government 50 acres of the highest 
elevated land at Harpswell for use as an aero- 
plane station, or for any other purpose to which 
it might be suitable for Government use in war 

M-'a8. — The death of Dr. Joseph M. O'Connor 
occurred very suddenly at his home in Biddeford, 
April 20th, after a short illness of ptomaine 
poisoning. Dr. O'Connor was born in Bid- 
deford, the son of Dennis O'Connor, and 
he was a graduate of Biddeford High School and 
the Bowdoin Medical School. Following his 
graduation from the latter institution, he studied 
abroad for two years and then practiced medicine 
at Biddeford up to the time of his death. 

'02. — Word has been received in Bangor from 
the American Museum of Natural History con- 
cerning the MacMillan expedition to Crocker 
Land of which Dr. Harrison J. Hunt is surgeon. 
The letter contains the news that on July 10, 1916, 
when the party was last heard from, all the mem- 
bers of the expedition were well. It is believed 
that Dr. Hunt may sledge down to South Green- 
land this Spring. 

'08. — The members of the Aegis Medical Club 
gave a complimentary banquet in honor of Dr. 
Carl M. Robinson of Portland at the Portland 
Country Club on Monday of last week. 

Dr. Robinson has recently returned from a 
year's duty in France, as medical officer in the 
Harvard Surgical Unit. 

'09. — The engagement of Miss Ethel M. Jones 
of Portland to Robert M. Pennell is announced. 
Mr. Pennell, a graduate of the Harvard Law 
School, is a practicing attorney in Portland. 

'10. — Carleton W. Eaton, Assistant Professor 
of Forestry in the University of Maine, con- 
tributed to the last, the 1915-1916, report of the 
Forest Commissioner, an article, "Handling the 
Farm Woodlot." 

'10. — Alfred Wandkte, a student in the Har- 
vard Graduate School, recently gave an illus- 
trated lecture at the geological conference at 

Harvard. He called his lecture, "Geology of the 
Kontzina District, Alaska." 

'11. — The American Journal of Archaeology 
for March contained an article by E. Baldwin 
Smith, upon the "Alexandrian Origin of the 
Chair of Maximianus." 

'15. — James B. Lappin has received an appoint- 
ment as assistant paymaster in the United States 
Naval Coast Patrol with the rank of ensign, and 
has gone to the Charlestown Navy Yard to report 
for duty. Since graduating from Bowdoin he has 
been employed as foreign correspondence clerk at 
the First National Bank of Portland. 

'15. — Robert P. Coffin is secretary of the Amer- 
ican Association of Rhoades Scholars at Oxford, 
and his "Oxford Letter'' may be found in the last 
number of the American Oxonian which is now 
at the Library. 

'16. — Word has been received of the engage- 
ment of Lieut. William D. Ireland to Miss Mary 
Elliott of Brunswick. While in College, Lieut. 
Ireland was prominent in athletics, being a mem- 
ber of the track and relay teams. He was also a 
member of the Masque and Gown and the Friars. 

Lieut. Ireland has been serving as sergeant in 
the Ordinance Department, National Guard, but 
recently took examinations for lieutenant and has 
been assigned to the Machine Gun Company, Sec- 
ond Maine Infantry. 

'16. — Herbert H. Foster, who has been con- 
nected with the Henry Kimball Company of 
Portland during the past few months, has been 
transferred to Bangor, where he will manage the 
company's local branch. 

'16. — Sydney M. Brown has sailed on the 
Rochambean to enter the service of the American 
Ambulance Corps in France. 

'16. — Richard S. Fuller is in Pensacola, Flor- 
ida, with the Pensacola Electric Co., one of the 
Stone and Webster corporations. 

'17. — The engagement is announced of Miss 
Hazel I. Lane to Leon W. Babcock of Lewiston. 
Miss Lane, who is the daughter of W. N. Lane of 
Lewiston, will graduate from the University of 
Maine in June. Babcock completed his course in 
February, in three and a half years. 

Prof : I thot you took Math, last year. 
Merril Youtz : I did ; but the faculty 
me an encore. — Ex. 

White Pants a Specialty 

4 ELM ST. 




NO. 6 


Many of the students were doomed to disap- 
pointment last Wednesday morning, when the 
list of men selected for the first officers' training- 
camp at Plattsburg was published. Out of the 8o 
students who have been taking the intensive 
training, only 27 were selected. These left during 
the latter part of last week arriving at Plattsburg 
on May 12 or 14, the dates set for the opening of 
the camp. The men left behind include many of 
the most prominent men in military and college 
activities, among them being Schlosberg '18, who 
was largely responsible for the establishment of 
the corps at Bowdoin, and Shumway '17, captain 
of last fall's football team. 

The men selected to leave are as follows : C. 
E. Allen '17, Bingham '17, E. H. Blanchard '17, 
Bond '17, Bradford '17, Crane '17, Davison '17, 
D. S. Peacock '17, D. W. Philbrick '17, D. W. 
Pierce '17, Ross '17, Swift '17, H. S. White '17, 
Willey '17, Call '18, Donnell '18, C. R. Foster '18, 
P. M. Johnson 'iS, Hanson '18, Hazeltine '18. 
Matthews '18, Ripley '18, Roper '18, M. A. Wood 
'iS, W. W. Blanchard '19, Patrick '19, and 
Cate '20. 

In addition to these students Professors Bell 
and Van Cleve and over 20 alumni received ap- 
pointments to the training camp. 

Men recommended for Plattsburg but who have 
not been notified of their acceptance by the camp 
commander, will have the first opportunity to 
enroll for other training camps that will be 
opened later this summer. General Edwards 
announced Thursday that all names and records 
of applicants for the Plattsburg camp, which 
opened yesterday, will be kept on file at depart- 
ment headquarters and that all men who were not 
selected for the first camp will be given the first 
chance to enroll for -future camps. 


The Class of 1918 held a "smoker' in the Union 
last Wednesday evening at which time business 
and social sessions were held. Although half of 
the class and Ivy Day officers have been called 
away in the various services of the country, it 
was voted to retain the same officers, with Mac- 
Cormick as acting president. The class poem 

will be omitted this year but the ode, which has 
already been written, will be read for the odist. 
Colter '18. J. E. Gray was elected to the Ivy 
Committee. Albion was elected Ivy Orator in 
place of Matthews who has been called to Platts- 
burg. Rehearsing for Ivy Day started yesterday 
afternoon at one o'clock and will continue at the 
same time tomorrow and Friday of this week, 
and every week day, beginning next Mpnday, until 

The regular assessment of $10.00 will be levied 
upon each Junior, and $4.00 for all others attend- 
ing the Ivy dance. 

On Ivy Day morning, B'owdoin will play Bates 
at baseball. Other details are being worked out 
by the committee. 


In spite of the uncertain conditions, the Masque 
and Gown have decided to give the annual Ivy 
Play as usual on the evening before Ivy Dav. The 
play for this year will be "Pierre Pate'lin," a 
farce of the old French type, which was a great 
success for the players on their trips last winter. 

Owing to the brevity of this play, "Indian 
Summer" was presented last winter in conjunc- 
tion with it, but "Indian Summer" will be 
replaced by • "The Lost Silk Hat" by Lord 
Dunsany, an author of considerable reputation. 
Special permission was obtained from the author 
to present this comedy which has had a success- 
ful run in Boston and several other places. The 
members of the cast for this play will be the same 
men who played in "Indian Summer." 

The part of Pierre Patelin, formerly taken by 
Willey '17, who has left for Plattsburg, will be 
taken by Asnault '20. 

There will be no Commencement play this year 
owing to the war. Mrs. Arthur Brown, w-ho has 
been the coach for the Masque and Gown for 
several seasons, will have charge of the 
rehearsals which are to start immediately. 


According to the will of the late Patrick T. 
Dugan of Bangor, made public last Thursday, the 
College is the recipient of a scholarship fund of 
$1 ,000. 


BOWDOIN 3; CABOTS be represented. As the Harvard meet has been 

With a revised batting order because of the cancelled, Hebron Academy will enter a team 

loss of Captain B -adford and Donnell who had here this year and will doubtless try hard for a 

been covering third base so successfully during victory over her rivals from out of the state, as 

the first part of the season, and with an infield well as over those from Maine schools. Hunting- 

which had never played together before, Bowdoin ton School which was the runner-up in the indoor 

defeated the Cabots of Brunswick in a four and meet of 191 6, will send a large delegation of sturdy 

a half inning game by the score of 3 to o. Errors athletes and seems to be the most formidable 

on the part of the Cabots were responsible opponent of the present champions. St. John's 

for all the runs. A hail storm broke up the game Prep., whose athletes made such a fine showing 

at the end of the third inning, but play was re- at the indoor meet last February, has not yet 

sumed shortly, only to be called off at the end of been heard from, but the management is hoping 

the first half of the fifth. that a worthy team will be sent from that school. 

The features of the game were the pitching of 

Turcotte who held the Bowdoin team to one hit, 

and a double play by Finn, Cook, and McPherson, ADMIRAL PEARY ON AIR POWER 
which retired the side in the fifth inning. Rear Admiral Robert E. Peary 77 contributed 
The score : a forceful article in the last edition of the Satur- 
eowdoin day Evening Post relating to our national condi- 
ab r bh po a e tion in the aeronautical field. He has shown con- 
Phillips, If 2 o o o o o clusively the urgent need of early activity in 

Needleman, 3b 2 1 1 1 2 o aeroplane construction and has demonstrated by 

Delehanty, rf 2 o o o o specific instances the ease with which hostile 

Finn, ss o 1 o o 1 1 aeroplanes could be launched from fleet destroy- 

Woodman. cf 2 o o 1 o o ers a hundred miles at sea, scatter high explosive 

Chapman, c 2 o o 5 o 1 bombs over our important coast towns and return 

McPherson, I'b 2 o o 5 1 to their base again within two or three hours. 

Cook, 2b 1 1 o o 2 Admiral Peary contends that the future world 

Pendleton, p 2 o o 1 power will not be one of superior fleets and 

armies but of war-planes. He concludes the 

Totals 15 3 1 12 6 3 article with a strong appeal for the appointment 

cabots of a secretary of aviation who shall be given no 

ab r bh po a e ' ess than one hundred million dollars for the 

Weybrant 2b 2 o o o 1 o building of our air service and then shall be held 

Nadeau ss 3 o I o o 1 responsible for its rapid construction. "We must 

Lachance If'!"!'.!!!"! 3 1 o 1 o do this in a year ! The protection of our coasts 

Paiement' rf 200000 ancl c °astal cities, the safety of the Panama 

P Charron c. 200^00 Canal, the existence of the nation — all are in- 

Fortin, 3b 2 o o 1 3 1 volved !" 

Racine, cf I o o o I o 

L. Charron, lb 2 o 9 O I BETA CHI PURCHASES HOUSE 

urco e. p - Final arrangements were completed last week 

whereby the Beta Chi Fraternity became the 

°[ I9 ° 3 J 5 ' 3 owner of the large and comfortable house, known 

k° wd0ln 2 1 o o x 3 ag thg skolfiek , residence at 1 5 Potter Street. 

f abots o o o — .,, , . . a! , „ t,, 

" , ~ , ~ t,. . , , „ and will take possession next September. lhe 

Stolen bases, Cook 2, hmi. i*irst base on balls, , . .. , f , , . ' , . . . . 

' " ' a- tj ji t C4. 1 t 1 house is well adapted to the use to which it is to 

off lurcotte 3, off Pendleton 4. Struck out, by , , . ' : . . , „,„,„,,„, 

. ° Vi 11 * T-- 1 -be put. and the fraternity is to be congratulated 

urcotte 3, by Pendleton 3. Time, 1 hr., 5 mm. v ' . , , , .- . , _ .. , , , 

•'' - ° J upon their good fortune in securing such suitable 

Umpire, Conway. ■ . . ., 

1 J quarters so near the campus. 

The fraternity was organized in 1 914. and 

OUTDOOR MEET MAY 26 although it has been somewhat handicapped by the 

On Saturday, May 26. what will probably be lack of a chapter house, it now compares favor- 

the only large interscholastic track meet of the ably with the other Greek letter societies on the 

season will be held on Whittier Field. Massa-. campus. It is expected that a new house will be 

chusetts. New Hampshire and Maine schools will erected on the same lot within a few years. 


5 1 


At the meeting of the Senior Class last week, 
it was voted to hold the customary Commence- 
ment exercises during the week of June 17. Be- 
cause of the war conditions it was thought for a 
time that the original plans could not be carried 
out this year, but it was decided last week to 
keep the exercises the same as in years past 
and to minimize the expense as much as possible 
in these days when the high cost of living is be- 
coming more and more oppressive. 

It had been feared that many of the class of- 
ficers would be called to the Plattsburg Camp, but 
the orator, Willey, will probably be the only one 
unable to carry out his part in person. He will 
write the oration, however, and it will be read 
by another member of the class. The complete 
program for the Commencement exercises of 
the Class of 1917 follows: 


The Baccalaureate Sermon by President Hyde in 
the Congregational Church at 4 p. m. 


The Alexander Prize Speaking in Memorial Hall 
at 8 p. m. 


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. 


The annual meeting of the Phi Beta Kappa Fra- 
ternity, Alpha of Maine, in the Alumni Room. 
Hubbard Hall, at n a. m. 

Baseball game, Alumni vs. Varsity, Whittier 
Field at ii a. m. 

The annual meeting of the Alumni Association 
at i .30 p. m.. in the Bowdoin Union, preceded 
by a Buffet Lunch at 12.30. 

Meeting of 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 7.30 
p. M. 


The Commencement Exercises of the College and 
Medical School in the Congregational Church 
at 10.30 a. m.j followed by the Commencement 
Dinner in the Gymnasium. 

The Reunion Trophy, presented by David Wil- 
liam Snow, Esq. '73, and now held by the Class of 

1861, will be awarded to the class that secures 
the attendance of the largest percentage of its 

In a recent number of the American Medical 
Journal there appeared an article by the General 
Medical Board of the National Council of De- 
fense, relating to the necessity for medical and 
premedical students of the country to complete 
their medical education before enlisting. 

In brief the Board said, "In the present national 
crisis a continuous supply of adequately trained 
medical officers is absolutely essential for the 
maintenance of armed forces in the field. It 
would be folly for the country to prepare for the 
immediate emergency alone. We must face the 
possibility of the war lasting for years. It is 
therefore 'the patriotic duty of all college stu- 
dents intending to study medicine to remain 
under instruction until the country can avail 
itself of their trained services." 



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By vote of the Faculty, men leaving College 
must have their application for credit approved : 
1. by the Committee on Military Affairs if they 
are going into the army or navy ; or, 2. by the 
Recording Committee if they are going to engage 
in farm work, manufacture of munitions, or ship- 




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MAY 15, 1917 

No. 6 


•ed at Post Office 

at Brunswick as Second-CIas 

s Mail Matter 

The Disappointed Ones 

When the long list of the Xew England civil- 
ians admitted to Plattsburg appeared last Wed- 
nesday morning, there was considerable disap- 
pointment on the campus, for scarcely a third of 
the men who had planned to leave were accepted. 
The situation for the other two-thirds is not as 
dark, however, as it looked that morning. Definite 
assurance has been given that if there is an 

August camp, the applicants for the May camp 
will have first preference. Another physical 
examination and another oath will be necessary, 
but the applications will stay on file with the 
authorities. In the meantime, those fifty men are 
to continue with the intensive training of the R. 
O. T. C, and when they go to the next camp, they 
will be well advanced in military science. For the 
present camp, most of the older applicants and 
those who had had previous military training have 
been chosen, so that in a second camp, the men 
from Bowdoin with two or three months of train- 
ing under Captain White will have a distinct 

The Men Under Age 

More than half the Bowdoin -undergraduates 
are far from twenty-cne, and it will be many 
months before they will be able to train for army 
commissions. There are other branches of the 
service open to them, however, and here it is that 
their duty lies. Military authorities have advised 
college men to continue their academic work, and 
upon those not old enough to take the intensive 
training, falls the responsibility of keeping at 
their books and maintaining the college life at its 
usual standard. Most men have come to college 
with a definite 'purpose and this should not be 
sacrificed except for an actual opportunity to 
do the country better service elsewhere. 

When the summer comes, many fields will lie 
open for the college man who is not eligible for 
military training. The farms of the nation need 
men, and there are plenty of opportunities here 
to put in a summer which will be at the same time 
patriotic and strengthening. The shipyards also 
offer employment to hundreds of college men. and 
in order to offset the constant attr'tion by sub- 
marines, many men are necessary for the con- 
struction of the wooden fleets. There will be re- 
sponsible positions left vacant by men who have 
gone into military service and here again the col- 
lege man can do his part. 

For the present, it is best for these men to con- 
tinue their courses and college activities, hard a? 
it may be in these times when the army and navy 
present so strong an appeal. The training under 
the moderate plan in the R. O. T. C. will fit them 
for positions of responsibility if there is a need 
for younger men later, and it is the patriotic duty 
of all Bowdoin undergraduates to continue to get 
as much as possible out of their college worV 
during the coming month and then in the summer 
to enter one of the fields where there has been a 
call for strong young men. 



No further lectures or conferences will be 
given in History 4 and 8. The final examinations 
in these courses will be held at the usual time and 
the men will be held responsible for all the read- 
ing assigned for the entire semester. Owing to 
the discontinuance of the lectures and confer- 
ences, an especially close study of the reading is 

Tomorrow evening at 8 o'clock, there will be a 
meeting of all the students in History 10 in the 
History Room at Hu'bbard Hall. An outline of 
the entire semester's work will be considered at 
that time. 


As a result of Captain Bradford's call to 
Plattsburg, the baseball men held a short meet- 
ing Saturday afternoon and unanimously elected 
Phillips '17 to fill the position for the remainder 
of the season. The new captain has been a letter 
man in football for two years and a member of 
the varsity baseball team during his entire col- 
lege course. 

The Freshman delegations of the several fra- 
ternities, in accordance with the usual custom, 
have elected their respective members of the 
Freshman banquet committee, which will present 
its report at a class meeting to be held tomor- 
row. The members of the committee are M'cWil- 
liams (chairman). Redman (ex-officio). Abbott. 
E. A. Allen. Benton, Chick, F. K. Leach, E. C. 
Palmer, C. E. Small, Wadsworth, Wentworth and 
T. S. V\'ood. 


Robert College, Constantinople, which was 
established in i860 by the late Rev. Dr. Cyrus 
Hamlin '34, has been closed by the war. After 
graduating from the Bangor Theological Semin- 
ary in 1837. Dr. Hamlin served as missionary to 
Turkey where he founded Bebek Seminary and 
later, Robert College. He was the first president 
of the latter institution, and remained such for 17 
years, being called* to the presidency of the Ban- 
gor Theological Seminary in 1877. Still later Dr. 
Hamlin was president of Middlebury College in 

Among other men who have taught success- 
fully at Robert College is Max P. Cushing '09, 
who is now a member of the faculty of Reed Col- 
lege, Oregon. 

The Nation has the following comment to make 
on this news : "The closing of Robert College is 

not the least of the small tragedies of the war. 
Founded in i860, it has for half a century steadily 
increased its influence over the life and thought 
of the near East. Although situated in Constan- 
tinople, it has drawn most of its students from 
neighboring countries, Bulgaria, Servia, Greece, 
and Armenia. While its consistent policy has been 
to leave politics strictly alone, not a little of the 
liberal movement in the near East may be traced 
to its doors. It has been stated that Bulgaria won 
her independence through men educated at Rob- 
ert College and a number of the Greek and Ser- 
bian high officials owe to it their early training. 
E^en the Young Turk party, which brought about 
the Revolution of some years ago, and so nearly 
succeeded in its enterprise of liberalization was 
largely inspired by men trained there. Whether 
its work is now finally ended, hinges on the result 
: of the war." 


The tennis team lost its match with Massachu- 
setts Institute of Technology at the Longwood 
courts in Boston, Saturday, by the score of 6 to 0. 
The match scheduled for Friday with Tufts was 
canceled because of rain. The summary of the 
M. I. T. match is as follows: 

Swain, Tech., defeated Flynt, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3. 

Kimball, Tech., defeated Little, 7-5, 6-0. 

Pierce, Tech., defeated Mitchell, 6-3, 6-1. 

Wyer, Tech., defeated Young, 6-4, 6-0. 

Swain and Kimball, Tech., defeated Flynt and 
Little, 6-2, 6-3. 

Pierce and Wyer, Tech., defeated Mitchell and 
Young, 6-2, 6-3. 


Bowdoin alumni are now serving nearly 20 
Massachusetts preparatory schools as principals. 
The following list was recently compiled at the 
Dean's office : 

High Schools : — 

Avon, Edward H. Snow '14; Billerica, Eugene 
C. Vining '97; East Boston, John F. Eliot 'y^: 
Charlton, Sylvan B. Genthner '11; Franklin. 
Charles B. Lamb '97; Groveland, Harold P. Mars- 
ton '11; Holliston, Earle F. Maloney '12; Marl- 
boro, William J. McDougald '06; Orleans, Her- 
bert D. Stewart '01 ; Peabody, William W. Wood- 
man '88 ; Revere, Frank P. Morse '90 ; Taunton, 
Fred U. Ward '00; Wellesley, Joseph A. Davis 
'08, and Wilmington, William F. Allen, '94. 

Private Schools : — 

Perley Free School, Georgetown, Frank W. 
Alexander '85, and Monson Academy, Monson. 
Seth G. Haley '07. 




Following the departure of the men selected 
for Plattshurg training camp, the men in the 
intensive course were reassigned as officers and 
non-commissioned officers of the four companies 
with an accompanying shake-up of the privates 
who are members of the general course. The 
revised roster of the battalion is as follows : 

A Company 

Captain : Schlosberg. 

ist Lieutenant: Oliver. 

2nd Lieutenant : W. H. Davis. 

ist Sergeant: Cormack. 

Sergeants : B. Campbell, Albion, Tillson and F. 
E. Noyes. 

Corporals : Hiklreth, Van Wart, Wass, Vance, 
Albert and D. W. White. 

Privates: E. A. Allen, Babbitt, F. O. Bartlett, 
Bernard, Burr, Caspar, Cdburn, Cook, Dunbar. 
Flynn, Foulke, Goodhue, Goodrich, Gorham, A. 
W. Hall, E. H. Higgins, Hurlin, Hutchinson, Lit- 
tle, Longren, McGorrill, McLellan, L. B. Merrill. 
J. M. Morrison, Norwood, Piedra, A. L. Prosser, 
Racine, E. S. C. Smith, Springer, Sylvester, R. D. 
Turner, R. S. Turner, Taylor and Zeitler. 

B Company 

Captain : R. H. Cobb. 

ist Lieutenant: Rickard. 

2nd Lieutenant : Evans. 

ist Sergeant: J. E. Gray. 

Sergeants : Pendleton, Nute and R. H. Peacock. 

Corporals : Hersum, Farmer, L. C. Wyman, 
Finn, Bigelow and E. A. King. 

Privates : R. H. Adams, Atwood, Benton, Blake, 
B'owdoin, Clapham, Cole, Coombs, Cutler, J. C. 
Doherty, L. W. Doherty, Ellms, Freeman, G R. 
Gardner, J. R. Gardner, Graves, Guptill, F. P. 
Hall, H. W. Hanson. Haynes, F. O. Johnson, B. 
S. P. Jones, Look, MacCormick, McCarthy, 
McWilliams, Millard, Mitchell, Murch, Preston, 
H. S. Prosser, Ridlon, Rollins, Simmons, Sawyer, 
R. D. Skillings, W. A. Sturgis, Thebeau, Wads- 
worth, T. S. Wood, and Woodworth. 
C Company 

Captain : Penning. 

ist Lieutenant: Phillips. 

2nd Lieutenant : Nixon. 

ist Sergeant: C. A. Love joy. 

Sergeants: Milne, Needleman, Claff, A. D. 
Holbrook and Fillmore. 

Corporals : Demott, Ingraham, Kileski, McQuil- 
lan. Spear and A. B. Sullivan. 

Privates: M. H. Avery, O. L. Berry. W. H. 
Berry. H. W. Blanchard, Burns, C. R. Campbell, 
I . W. Clark, Corcoran, Cousins, A. L. Davis, K. 
W. Davis, Dostie. B. Edwards. Eustis, Gordon, 

Greene, O. G. Hall, J. P. Hamlin, Haddock, C. S. 
Houston, Kern, Kirk, Low, Lyons, Mason, Mc- 
Grath, Miller, F. B. Morrison, L. H. Moses, Nor- 
ton, Perkins, R. C. Rounds, Scarborough, C. A. 
Skillin, C. E. Small, R. T. Small, Stride, B. A. 
Thomas, B. M. Tibbetts, Wentworth, Whitcomb 
and Whitney. 

D Company 

Captain : Shumway. 

ist Lieutenant: Chapman. 

2nd Lieutenant : McClean. 

Tst Sergeant: McConaughy. 

Sergeants: Glidden, MacCormick, Moran, 
Stone and Woodman. 

Corporals: P. S. Turner, Barton, Delehanty, 
Walker and K. V. Palmer. 

Privates : Abbott, S. B. Adams, Angus, Bagley. 
Boardman, L. W. Brown, V. L. Brown, Cana- 
vello, Chadbourne, Cleaves, Crabtree, Dean, De- 
muth, Draper, Emerson, Farrar, Grover, Hag- 
gerty, O. L. Hamlin, E. W. Holbrook, Hone, G. 
G. Houston, Jordan, Keigwin. Leighton. D. Mc- 
Donald, Maguire, Maxfield, Minot, Moore, Mun- 
die, O'Connor, Paul, Reynolds, E. P. Rounds, R. 
XV. Smith, Sprince, C. E. Stevens, Taft, Tupper 
and Warren. 


During commencement week in June, the Class 
of 1877 will observe the 40th anniversary of its 
graduation. Of the 44 graduates, 31 are living, 
of whom Philip G. Brown and Carroll W. Morrill 
reside in Portland ; John E. Chapman and Col. 
George L. Thompson in Brunswick; Hon. Wil- 
liam T. Cobb in Rockland; Rev. Edgar M. Cousins 
in Brewer; Hon. Frank H. Hargraves in West 
Buxton; Charles E. Knight in Wiscasset; Curtis 
A. Perry in Bridgton. and Hon. John A. Roberts 
in Augusta. Others of the 31 survivors who 
were born in Maine but made their homes else- 
where are William G. Beale, Ghicago ; Charles E. 
Cobb, Newton, Mass.; Frederick H. Dillingham. 
New York City; Joseph K. Greene, Worcester, 
Mass.; William C. Greene, Sag Harbor, N. Y. ; 
Phineas H. Ingalls, New York City; George H. 
Marquis, Watertown, S. D. : Samuel A. Melcher, 
Whitinsville, Mass. ; Frank A. Mitchell, Manistee, 
Mich.; Charles W. Morse, New York City: 
Charles B. Seabury, Boonton, N. J. ; Dr. Henry 
FI. Smith. New Haven, Conn. ; Albert Somes. 
Aurora, N. Y. ; Lewis A. Stanwood, Stroud. 
Okla. : George W. Tillson, Brooklyn, N. Y. ; and 
Henry D. Wiggin, Boston. Rear Admiral Rob- 
ert E. Peary was born in Cresson, Pa., and is the 
most widely known mem'ber of this class. 




At a recent meeting of the Athletic Council, 
the advisability of having iriterfraternity baseball 
games this year as in former years was con- 
sidered and it was resolved that the Council 
declare itself in favor of continuing the custom 
this year. Up to date, however, no teams have 
been chosen by the several fraternities. 


A few of the fraternity houses have taken steps 
in accordance with the national movement, to 
plant gardens. Those Who have already taken 
steps in this direction are the Psi U's and Dekes. 
The Dekes intend to plant two acres of potatoes, 
while the Psi U's will plant the field directly back 
of the house. 

©Bit!) t&e jFacultp 

Dr. Whittier, who was recently appointed first 
lieutenant in the Medical Reserve Corps, has just 
r :ceived his appointment as an examining officer 
f.«r the corps, in which 200 men are wanted at 
once. Thus far he has received 29 applications. 

On Thursday evening the Brunswick Dramatic 
Club presented at the Cumberland Theatre, a com- 
edy in three acts entitled "Pomander Walk," the 
nroceeds of which were donated to the Red Cross. 
Members of the faculty in the cast were : Pro- 
fessors Files, Mitchell, Brown, Copeland, Davis 
and Gross, and Mr. MacCormick. 

Professor Nixon will visit the following high 
schools this week : Deering, Biddeford, Ogunquit. 
and Kennebunk. 

Dean Sills attended the Episcopal Conference 
held in Portland last week. 

fl)n tfte Campus 

Smith '97 and Warren e.r-'i9, were on the cam- 
pus last week. 

The lawn mower appeared on the campus for 
the first time last Thursday. 

Ensign D. L. Noyes '20 passed a few days' on 
the campus last week, being on furlough. 

D. A. Lane '17 left College last week, and has 
returned to his home in Washington, D. C. 

A number of papers have recently published a 
picture of the Bowdoin contingent for Plattsburg. 

Chase '18 left College recently to accept a posi- 
tion with the Fore River Shipbuilding Company 
at Ouincy, Mass. 

R. L. Eaton ex-'lj, has enlisted in the Tufts 
Unit of the American Ambulance Field Service 
to serve in France. 

Badger '20 enlisted in the Coast Patrol Service 
at Rockland last week and was called into active 
service immediately. 

Until further notice the college band will par- 
ticipate at battalion review, on Monday, Wednes- 
day and Friday afternoons. 

Members of the intensive company spent the 
entire day Tuesday in the vicinity of stand pipe 
hill, doing topographical work. 

There will be a meeting of the Freshman Class 
tomorrow, May 16, at which time the banquet 
committee will present its report. 

M. S. Philbrick '18 and W. C. Merrill '20 have 
enlisted recently in the Maine Hospital Corps, 
and are awaiting their call to active service. 

The pictures of the Freshman Class are now 
ready at Webber's Studio. Those who ordered 
pictures will please call for them as soon as pos- 

Notices of the entrance examinations to be 
held on May 31, June 1 and 2, were sent out to 
the preparatory schools last week by the Dean's 

The purchase of the Skolfield house on Potter 
street by the Beta Chi Fraternity last week, finds 
all the fraternities now provided with permanent 

It would tie well if the contenders for high 
scores from the end windows looked twice before 
firing : some one narrowly missed the letter car- 
rier recently. 

The arrival of spring has been officially rec- 
ognized by the superintendent of grounds who 
has placed the drinking fountain in commission 
for the season. 

The Kappa Sigma and Phi Theta Upsilon fra- 
ternities held their Seniors' Last Suppers last 
Tuesday evening. Several alumni and under- 
graduates were back. 

Through the foresight of Manager Joyce, the 
men who have left College to enter the military 
and naval services, will continue to receive their 
copies of the Orient although they are no longer 
on the campus. 

Dean Sills will be glad to consult with any stu- 
dents who wish to discuss the possibilities of sum- 
mer work, during the next few weeks. He advises 
young men who really want to help the country, 
to work with their hands, either in the shipyard 
or on the farm. 

Seven candidates from the Freshman class are 
out for the assistant managership of baseball. The 
men who are already out for the position are 
Abbott, R. H. Adams, A. L. Davis, Doe, McWil- 
1-ams, P. W. Smith and Waltz. One of these can- 
didates will be chosen at the Tune elections. 



Dennett '20 left College last week to enter agri- 
cultural work. 

The Brunswick Committee on Public Safety is 
anxious to obtain eight or ten men for farm work 
this summer on farms in Brunswick. Good wages 
will be paid and the men will have a chance to do 
patriotic service and gain experience. 

Notices to students having overdue books from 
the Library have been much in evidence during 
the past week. Look over your collection of 
books and see if you should be included in that 
list. If so, you are requested to return the book 
at once or ask for an extension. 


i .00 p. m. Freshman Class Meeting, Memorial 

4.30 p. m. Band Rehearsal, Memorial Hall. 


Trials for Alexander Speakers, Hubbard Hall. 


Tennis, Bowdoin at Portland Country Club. 

Interscholastic Tennis Tournament. 

4.30 p. m. Band Rehearsal, Memorial Hall. 


Bowdoin Interscholastic Tennis Tournament. 
Baseball, Maine at Brunswick. 


4.30 p. m. Band Rehearsal, Memorial Hall. 
Concert by Brunswick Orchestral Club. 


Alpha Kappa Kappa Banquet, Riverton Park. 


Maine Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament at 

alumni jftotes 

Ex-%2. — Edward Buck, one of Bucksport's old- 
est and most highly esteemed citizens, died April 
6, at his home. He was born in Orland, April 17, 
1829, and dying at the age of 88, he was the 
oldest Yale graduate in this part of the country. 
He entered the Congregational ministry, but 
after a few years gave up his pastorate and went 
into the lumber business at Orland, where he 
worked many years. 

Mr. Buck is survived by a son, two grandsons, 
one granddaughter, and two sisters. 

'62. — Rev. Edward Newman . Packard, D.D., 
pastor of the Stratford, Connecticut, Congrega- 
tional Church, and since 1881 an overseer of the 
College, died April 26, at his home in Bridgeport, 
Conn., in his seventy-fifth year. Dr. Packard 
was born December 16, 1841, in Lancaster, Mass. 

Bowdoin granted him the A.M. degree in 1865. 
He taught Latin, Greek and Mathematics in the 
College from 1863 to 1868. In 1862-63 he at- 
tended Bangor Theological Seminary and An- 
dover Theological School in 1868-69. He held 
pastorates in Evanston, 111., Dorchester, Mass., 
Syracuse, N. Y., and Stratford, Conn. 

Dr. Packard was secretary of the American 
Foreign Mission Board of the Congregational 
Church and for the last ten years was president 
of the New York State Home Missionary Society. 
He is survived by his wife and six children. 

'77. — The Hon. William T. Cobb of Rockland 
ias on May 10, appointed by Gov. Milliken to be 
chairman of the special committee of the Maine 
Committee on Public Safety, to have charge of 
the shipbuilding program in Maine. Ex-governor 
C abb immediately accepted the appointment. The 
other members of the committee will be an- 
nounced by Gov. Milliken on his return from 
Washington this week. United States Senator 
Frederick Hale suggested the appointment and 
organization of this State Shipping Board. 

'"/"]. — Rear Admiral and Mrs. Robert E. Peary 
have announced the engagement of their daugh- 
ter, Marie Auichito to Edward Safford, son of 
Justice Safford o"f the Washing'ton, D. C, Su- 
preme Court. Miss Peary was born in the Arctic 
on one of 'her father's exploration trips, at a point 
where no other white child ever had been, and 
was named Auichito, meaning "snow baby." 

M-'77 — The sudden death of Dr. O'Neil W. 
R. Straw of Portland recently, came as a shock, 
not only to his family and intimate friends, but 
to the entire community. Dr. Straw was born in 
Newfield, Maine, April 15, 1854, the son of Daniel 
and Hannah S. Straw. He received the rudi- 
ments of his education in the public schools of 
Newfield. After that he attended Limerick and 
Gilmanton Academies and Dartmouth College. 
He graduated from Bowdoin Medical School in 

For two years he practiced medicine in Auburn 
and then located in Gorham, where he remained 
until 1897. After a short course of study in X T ew 
York and Philadelphia he came to Portland and 
very quickly built up a large practice. 

Lr. Straw held the offices of examining surgeon 
of the United States Bureau of Pensions and 
attending physician at the Cumberland County 
Jail. He was also chief examiner for the North- 
western Mutual Life Insurance Company. He 
was a member of the Maine Medical Association, 
the Cumberland County Medical Association, 
Economic Club, Maine Automobile Association, 
and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, as 
well as figuring prominently in various Masonic 


orders, notably the Portland Commandery and 
the Mystic Shrine. 

'92. — The engagement is announced of Miss 
Susanne Carey Allinson, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Francis G. Allinson of Providence, Rhode 
Island, to Henry Crosby Emery. Mr. Emery, 
who is now in Petrograd for the International 
Banking Corporation, was from 1900 to 1909 Pro- 
fessor of Political Economy at Yale. In 1909 he 
resigned from the Yale faculty to become chair- 
man of President Taft's tariff commission. Since 
1910 Mr. Emery has 'been an overseer of the Col- 
lege. He taught Economics and Sociology at 
Bowdoin from 1894-1900, when he was called to 
Yale. Mr. Emery holds a number of degrees, 
having received the A.M. degree from Harvard 
and Yale, the Ph.D. degree from Columbia in 
1896 and the LL.D. degree in 191 1. 

M'-'92. — Dr. John W. Connellan of Portland 
was elected by the county commissioners of Cum- 
berland County as county physician, succeeding 
the late Dr. O'Neil W. R. Straw. 

'98.— William E. Preble, M.D. of Boston, con- 
tributed an article to the Boston Medical and 
Surgical Journal, in the March issue on ''In- 
testinal Taxemia and Sequelae." It has been re- 
printed in pamphlet form. 

'03. — Captain Niles L. Perkins, quartermaster 
at the National Soldiers' Home at Togus, was re- 
cently appointed treasurer, quartermaster and 
superintendent of the post fund, with the rank of 
major. The appointment will go into effect on 
June first. 

'08. — The engagement is announced of Miss 
Grata Payson of Portland to Dr. Carl M. Robin- 
son of Portland. Miss Payson and Dr. Robinson 
have recently returned from France, where both 
served in the American Hospital Corps. 

'17. — The engagement of Erik Achorn of 
Jamaica Plain, Mass., to Miss Helen B. Mitchell 
of Brunswick was announced last Monday eve- 
ning. Miss Mitchell is the daughter of Professoi 
and Mrs. Wilmot B. Mitchell '90, and is now a 
student at Wellesley, class of 1918. Mr. Achorn 
has recently taken examinations for a commis- 
sion as second lfeutenant in the United States 
Army and expects to leave in the near future for 
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. 


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NO. 7 

Professor Herbert C. Bell 

Professor Thomas C. Van Cleve 

Among the 2500 accepted candidates for the 
first training camp at Plattsburg which opened 
last week, were Professors Bell and Van Cleve of 
the Faculty, whose history classes have been dis- 
continued for the remainder of the semester. 

Professor Bell, who is a native of Hamilton, 
Ontario, came to Bowdoin College in 1912 as pro- 
fessor of history and political science. He is a. 
graduate of the .University of Toronto in 1903 
and in 1909 received his Ph.D., from the Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania. After spending half a year 
at the University of Paris and a year and a half 
in England, engaged in research work, he became 
instructor in history at the University of Wiscon- 
sin, from which institution he came to Bowdoin. 
At the outbreak of the war Prof. Bell was in Ger- 
many and being at that time an English subject, 
it was with considerable difficulty that he suc- 
ceeded in returning to this country. 

Professor Van Cleve is assistant professor of 

history and has been a member of the Bowdoin 
College faculty since 1915. He also came to Bow- 
doin from the University of Wisconsin, where he 
had been assistant in history for two years before 
coming east. He is a graduate of the University 
of Missouri in 191 1 and was a member of the 
faculty of his alma mater before going to Wis- 


The dedication of the Dudley Coe Memorial 
Infirmary will take place on Wednesday after- 
noon, June 20th, at 2.30 o'clock. The list of 
speakers has not yet been announced, however. 

On account of overwork, President William 
DeWitt Hyde is suffering from a nervous break- 
down and has been forced to take a complete rest. 
His courses have been discontinued for the dura- 
tion of his illness. It is not expected that he will 
resume his work this semester. 




Bowdoin defeated Maine, 8 to 7, in a free-hit- 
ting game on Whittier Field, Saturday afternoon. 
The game showed poor infield work on both 
teams, but there were plenty of spectacular plays 
in the outfield to offset this. Phillips, the new 
Bowdoin captain, made four put outs in left field 
and scored two runs, and Pat French, after 
covering first base for the visitors for five in- 
nings, went into right field in time to make a 
splendid catch of Lannin's drive to the fence. 
Both Lannin and Frost were hit freely and there 
were plenty of infield errors on both teams. 
Needleman, playing third against his former col- 
lege, provided one of the thrills of the game by 
stopping a hot liner. 

In the fifth inning, both teams went to pieces 
in their infield work and Maine scored four runs, 
while Bowdoin secured five. This is Bowdoin' s 
third straight victory in the State series and the 
two teams will meet for the second game at 
Orafcso next Saturday. The score : 


ab r bh po a e 

Phillips, If 4 2 2 4 o 

Needleman, 3b : 3 1 1 2 o 2 

Delehanty, rf 4 1 2 o o 

Finn, ss 4 1 1 2 1 

Woodman, cf 4 1 1 3 o o 

Chapman, c 4 1 3 4 2 

McPherson, ib 4 o o 7 2 1 

Cook, 2b 2 1 1 2 1 o 

Lannin, p 2 1 o 1 I 2 

Totals 31 8 9 27 9 7 


ab r bh po a e 

Crosby, cf 4 1 2 1 o 

Waterman, rf, lb 5 1 o 7 2 1 

Wentworth, If 5 o 1 o o o 

French, lb, rf 5 2 6 1 o 

Pendleton, ss 4 o 1 2 3 1 

Thompson, 3b 3 1 I 1 2 o 

Johnson, 2b 2 2 o 1 4 1 

Reardon, c 2 1 5 I I 

Frost, p . ." 3 1 1 1 5 2 

Totals 33 7 8 24 18 6 

Innings : 

Bowdoin 20015000 x — 8 

Maine 00104200 — 7 

Two base hits, Finn, Woodman, Thompson. 
Sacrifice hits, Needleman, Reardon, Frost. 
Stolen bases, Phillips, Finn, Lannin, Thompson, 
Johnson. Left on bases, Bowdoin 2, Maine 6. 
First base on balls, of Lannin 5, off Frost 2. 

Struck out, by Lannin 6, by Frost 4. Passed balls, 
Chapman 3, Reardon. Time, 2.15. Umpire, 

Won Lost 

Bowdoin 3 o 

Colby 2 2 

Maine 1 2 

Bates o 2 

1. 000 




The following men were chosen at the trials 
on Friday evening, to speak -in the Alexander 
Prize Speaking Contest : Albion '18, Chadbourne 
'19, Hargraves '19, McGorrill '19, Abbott '20, 
Goodhue '20, McWilliams '20, Moore '20 and 
Richan '20. The following men were chosen as 
alternates: Coburn '19, Hay '20, Look '20. 

Of the twenty-five contestants there were but 
one Junior and four Sophomores, the rest being 
Freshmen. This condition was due to many of 
the speakers from the upper classes having left 
to enter the Country's service. 


Cony High School which carried off the sin- 
gles championship last year, was the winner of 
both singles and doubles in the annual Bowdoin 
interscholastic tennis tournament last Friday and 
Saturday. Seven schools were entered, there 
being two new-comers this year, Freeport and 
Rumford High Schools. The other schools were 
Cony High, Gorham High, Hebron Academy, 
Lewiston High and Portland Higih. Gorham 
High, winner of last year's doubles, was the run- 
ner-up in that event this year, while Hebron was 
Cony's final opponent in the singles. The indi- 
vidual stars of the tournament were Fisher of 
Cony and Russell of Gorham. In the doubles, 
both survived to the finals, but tihey were matched 
at the start in the singles, Russell losing in three 
close sets, 7-5, 4-6, 7-5. The scores: 

Singles — York of Hebron defeated Clark of 
Rumford, 6-3, 6-4 ; Roberts of Lewiston defeated 
James of Portland, 6-2, 6-4 ; Fisher of Cony de- 
feated Russell of Gorham, 7-5, 4-6, 7-5. Semi- 
finals : York of Hebron defeated Roberts of Lew- 
iston, 6-4, 6-0; Fisher of Cony drew a bye. 
Finals : Fisher of Cony defeated York of Hebron, 
6-4, 6-3, 6-1. 

Doubles — Russell and Hooper of Gorham de- 
feated York and Rich of Hebron, 6-4, 6-1 ; Fisher 
and Partridge of Cony defeated Purinton and 
Roberts of Lewiston, 6-2, 6-2 ; Fish and Bean of 
Freeport defeated James and Cushman of Port- 



land, 6-8, 6-2, 6-4; Clark and Tishener of .Rum- 
ford drew a bye. Semi-finals : Gorham defeated 
Rumford, 6-4, 6-2; Cony defeated Freeport, 6-1, 
6-2. Finals : Conv defeated Gorham, 6-2, 6-3, 


In connection with the recent visit of Marshal 
Joffre, the hero of the Marne, to Boston, the fol- 
lowing poem was written for the Boston Herald 
by John Clair Minot '96. 

"A welcome rocks the land; for him 

We fling another banner out; 
The eyes that watch him pass grow dim, 

A sob chokes back the shout. 

"Because he is a soldier — one 

Bedecked with ribbons by Romance — 

Whose sword flashed fire before the Hun 
And turned him back from France ? 

"Because our hearts are thrilled for aye 
With what they never can forget — 

The friendship of an older day — 
The sword of Lafayette? 

''Yea, that; hut more! Our greeting springs 
From visions that the soul entrance ! 

Far more than what is past he hrings ! — 
In him we welcome France ! 

"The France that has not learned to yield 
An inch of blood-stained plain or slope. 

But holds her pain-torn breast a shield 
For us and all we hope ! 

"The France that sings the Marseillaise 

Where towns in desolation lie. 
By ravaged shrines of other days. 

The crosses in the rye ! 

"We welcome France! God make our words 

Of welcome carry this to all : 
That we are one with France, our swords 

Outleaping at her call !" 


Massachusetts Institute of Technology won the 
annual championship track and field meeting of 
the New England Intercollegiate Athletic Asso- 
ciation at Carribridge last Saturday. Brown Uni- 
versity was the nearest contender with eleven 
points less than Tech. The points were scored 
as follows : Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology 61, Brown 50, Worcester Polytechnic In- 

stitute 13, Holy Cross 8, Middlebury 8, Trinity 6, 
Tufts 5, Boston College 3. 

The meet, in which because of war time con- 
ditions only eight of the 17 colleges which are 
members of the association, were represented, 
developed mediocre performances. In no event 
did the winner approach closely the records of 
these games. Most of the leading athletes, 
coaches said, had joined the colors and teams 
were scanty and composed largely of men of sec- 
ondary rating. Technology presented the best 
balanced team, 'but Brown University sent to 
the meeting the most prominent performer in 
Pollard, the sensational negro halfback of the 
last football season, who proved his ability in 
both track and field by winning the high and low 
hurdle events, and gained third place in the 
broad jump. 

The athletes of Technology, however, running 
on their own track, were the speediest in most 
of the races. They also placed all four men in 
the high jump. 

The plays to be presented by the Masque and 
Gown at the Cumberland Theatre on Thursday, 
May 31, will be "Pierre Patelin" and "The Lost 
Silk Hat." The casts will be practically the 
same as those which presented "Pierre Patelin" 
and "Indian Summer" at Portland last winter. 
The casts will be as follows : 

"Pierre Patelin" 

Pierre Patelin Asnault '20 

Guillemmette, his wife Stride '17 

Guillaume Joceauline, the draper Biggers '17 

Tibalt Lambkin, the shepherd Maguire '17 

The Judge Jacob '17 

"The Lost Silk Hat" 

The Caller J. E. Gray 'iS 

The Laborer Biggers '17 

The Clerk Redman '20 

The Policeman Barton '19 

The Poet Angus '19 


Arrangements have been made so that Bow- 
doin men, who will be 21 or over, may register 
in Brunswick instead of in their home towns. 
Everyone in college, who was born on or before 
June 5, 1896, must register at the Town Hal! 
two weeks from today and the cards will be for- 
warded to their towns. Membership in the train- 
ing corps does not mean exemption from regis- 




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The Juniors hesitated before deciding to hold 
Ivy. The numbers were so depleted by military 
and naval service that the undertaking was a 
serious one. Ivy is the biggest social event of 
the college year, and in order to have it a success 
the hearty cooperation of the rest of the college 
is necessary. To the many men who are still 
undecided, the fact that this may be the last 
dance for some time should make the decision 

easier. Certainly Plattsburg and the draft will 
cut heavily into the college activities, and war 
conditions may be such next year that elaborate 
social affairs will not be possible. 

There should be well up toward a hundred 
couples from the other classes in order that Ivy 
may be a success financially and socially. The 
Ivy Committee 'has arranged for as fine a Junior 
week as any in peace times. There is still plenty 
of time for invitations. If Ivy is to be the last 
undergraduate dance for a while, it must not be 
a half-hearted affair. 


A protest was entered by Maine one minute 
before Saturday's game was scheduled to start, 
declaring that Lannin was ineligible to play in a 
State championship game, having played at St. 
Anselm's College last year. As Lannin had 
pitched against Colby in the first game of the 
series, with no protest at that time, it is difficult 
to see how he can have become ineligible in the 
three weeks since then. According to the Fac- 
ulty, Lannin was not a student at St. Anselm's 
itself, but of the preparatory department con- 
nected with that college. The question seems to 
depend entirely upon whether a student in a pre- 
paratory school under the same administration as 
a college of the same name, can be called a stu- 
dent of the college. 

Because of the large number who are taking 
the military drill on Saturday mornings, it has 
been decided to hold the recitations for those 
hours on Friday evenings for the remainder of 
the semester. The 8.30 classes will be held at 7 
o'clock and the 9.30 classes at 8 o'clock on Friday 
evening from now on. Special arrangements will 
be made by the instructors for classes which have 
been held at 10.30 and 11.30 on Saturday morning 
in the past. In the case of the class in Education, 
conferences will take the place of the Saturday 
recitation hours. Latin 2 will meet at 7.00 p. m. 
Friday instead of at 8.00, as is the case with the 
other classes which have been coming at 9.30 


The alumni are being called on to ballot for 
three members of the Board of Overseers and 
four members of the Alumni Council. Twelve 
alumni have been nominated for the Board of 
Overseers on which there are now six vacancies. 


owing to the deaths of Rev. Henry Fiske Hard- 
ing '50, Henry Newbegin '57, Gen. Ellis Spear 
'58, Rev. Edward Newman Packard '62, William 
Edward Spear '70, and John Sedgwick Hyde, 
honorary 1912. Three of these vacancies are to 
be filled by the alumni and the rest 'by the Board 

The nominations for these vacancies are as fol- 
lows : Clinton Lewis Baxter '81 of Portland, 
manufacturer; William Widgery Thomas '94 of 
Portland, lawyer; Fred Houdlett Al'bee '99 of 
New York City, physician; Harvey Dow Gibson 
. '02 of New York City, bank president ; Charles 
Arnold Knight '96 of Gardiner, lawyer; Philip 
Freeland Chapman '06 of Portland, lawyer; 
Philip Dana '96 of Westbrook, manufacturer ; 
John Carpenter Hull '92 of Leominster, Mass., 
lawyer; Ellis Spear '98 of Boston, lawyer; Eben 
Winthrop Freeman '85 of Portland, lawyer ; 
Robert Edwin Peary 'jj of Washington, D. C, 
Rear Admiral, U. S. Navy; Wallace Humphrey 
White, Jr., '99 of Lewiston, lawyer and Member 
of Congress. 


The tennis tournament with the Country Club 
of Portland last Saturday afternoon was practi- 
cally a clean sweep for the Country Club players, 
three of whom are graduates of Bowdoin, — Dana 
'96, Bodge '97 and Chapman '06. The matches 
were played on the Country Club courts at Fal- 
mouth Foreside, and all the doubles and all but 
one of the singles were won by the home players. 
Dana and Young ' 18 played a tie match, Dana 
winning the first, 6-3, while Young took the sec- 
ond, 7-5, the match not being played off because 
of darkness. 

The summary : 

Singles : Holt of Country Club defeated Flynt 
'17, 6-4, 6-2; Chapman of Country Club defeated 
Smith '20, 6-0, 6-3 ; Bodge of Country Club de- 
feated Mitchell '19, 6-2, 6-3 ; Dana of Country 
Club tied Young '18, 6-3, 5-7. 

Doubles : Holt and Chapman of Country Club 
defeated Flynt '17 and Smith '20, 6-4, 8-6, 6-4; 
Bodge and Dana of Country Club defeated 
Mitchell '19 and Young '18, 6-2, 6-4, 14-12. 


It is interesting at this time to note what Bow- 
doin men are doing in military service in New 
York State, the heart of the nation's war prep- 

James A. Finn '05 is now captain in the 69th 
New York Infantry, National Guard. He served 

with his regiment at McAllen, Texas, from June, 

1916 to March, 1917. While there he was pro- 
moted from 1st lieutenant to captain. He was 
formerly a private and sergeant in First Maine 

John W. Frost '04 is 1st lieutenant in the 47th 
New York Infantry, National Guard. He enlisted 
in the 1st N. Y. Cavalry, National Guard, in 1914, 
and was soon promoted. He is now detailed at 
Governor's Island, New York. 

Harry B. McLaughlin '10 is a 2nd lieutenant 
in the Cavalry Officers' Reserve Corps. He was 
formerly a private in 1st N. Y. Cavalry, N. G. 

James D. Merryman '94 has until recently been 
2d lieutenant and quartermaster in the 12th New 
York Infantry, N. G. He is now retired but will 
probably enter service again soon. He was 
formerly a private, sergeant and post commissary 
sergeant, Squadron A, Cavalry, N. Y. N. G. 

Daniel C. Munro '03 is 2nd lieutenant in the 
1st New York Cavalry, N. G. Munro was a 1st 
lieutenant in the Medical Corps, N. G. N. Y. He 
served at McAllen, Texas, from June. 1916 to 
March, 1917. 

Stanley W. Pierce 'n is captain, 14th N. 
Y. Infantry, N. G. In 1914 he enlisted in the 1st 
N. Y. Cavalry, X. G., served with them at 
McAllen. Texas, from June, 1916 to March, 1917. 
He wa9 promoted then to sergeant, and in April, 

19 1 7 was promoted to his present command. 


The New England Intercollegiate Tennis 
Championship tournament which was scheduled 
for the Longwood Courts at Boston, last Mon- 
day, was cancelled on account of the withdrawal 
of many of the entries. At the present time 
Amherst holds the lead for the permanent pos- 
session of the championship cup. 


At a meeting at the Bowdoin Club last Tues- 
day evening the Biology Club Jield its annual 
election of officers. The following men were 
chosen to direct the club during the next year : 
L. C. Wyman '18, president; Harrington '18, vice- 
president, and Claff '18, secretary and treasur r. 


It has been annouced that Arthur James Bal- 
four and two other members of the British war 
council will be initiated at Richmond, Ya., as 
members of the Phi Beta Kappa Fraterni'v, 
which is the oldest scholastic honorary society in 

6 2 


Captain White made a statement to the Orient 
yesterday concerning the courses for the remain- 
der of the year for the men taking intensive mil- 
itary training. The schedule will include Target 
Practice, Theory of Rifle Firing, Military Law, 
Intrenchment, and Administration of a Com- 
pany, with the making of reports and returns re- 
quired to be made out by company commanders. 
It has not been definitely decided yet what the 
intensive men will do during the summer until 
the August camp at Plattsburg; plans are now 
being formulated. 

Captain White announced that there will be 
no military work on Memorial Day, Wednesday, 
May 30, or on Ivy Day, Friday, June 1. As to 
a parade in town on Memorial Day and the 
participation of the Battalion if there is one, 
nothing definite has been decided up to the 
present writing. 

SHttt) the Jfacultp 

Professor Mitchell led the devotional services 
at the afternoon session of the Missionary Board 
at the First Parish Church last Thursday. 

Professor Burnett will preside at a meeting of 
the Men's Suffrage League in the Court Room 
this evening, while Professor Woodruff will speak 
on "Woman's Relation to Home and State." 

At a meeting of the executive committee of the 
Brunswick Chapter of the Red Cross last week, 
Professor Hormell was appointed chairman of 
a committee on civilian relief. 

Professor and Mrs. Files entertained the mem- 
bers of the cast of ''Pomander Walk" last Wed- 
nesdav evening. 

)3Dn tije Campus 

Ridlon' 18 is substitutingat Cornish High School 
for a few weeks. 

The campus walks are receiving their annual 
resurfacing of cinders. 

Philbrook, e.r-'i8, was recently elected to the 
Druids, the junior honorary society at Colby. 

There were 23 contestants at the preliminaries 
for the Alexander Prize Speaking Friday eve- 

Hay '20 has returned to college after an 
enforced absence of several days on account of 

The Theta Delta Chi unit of the Coast Patrol has 
been assigned to a patrol boat with its base at 

Saturday's Evening Express contained a short 
sketch of the life of Rear Admiral Robert E. 
Peary '77. 

Edward Stanwood '61, former editor of The 
Youth's Companion, was on the campus over the 

L. C. Wyman '18 has accepted a position as 
submaster at Lincoln Academy, Newcastle, for 
the rest of the year. 

Of the 434 students registered in the college 
last fall, only 80 are not engaged in some work 
connected with the war. 

The following Juniors were recently elected 
to the Ibis: Babbitt, Colter, J. E. Gray, O. L. 
Hamlin, Norton, W. A. Savage. 

A number of students have left college during 
the past week to engage in agricultural work for 
the remainder of the year. 

Joe Boyd, one of Bowdoin's well-known char- 
acters, has left his work on the campus and will 
be employed as caretaker of the Mall during the 

Haskell '18, Crockett '20 and McPartland '20, 
members of the Coast Patrol service in training 
on the U. S. S. Topeka, were on the campus a few 
days last week. 

Colbarh, ex-'iy, who has been in the employ of 
the Vacuum Oil Company in its New York office 
for the past year, is among those selected for the 
New York division of the Plattsburg Camp. 

With so many ladies visiting the college last 
Thursday, the campus bore a slight resemblance 
to that of a co-ed institution. The explanation 
lay in the semi-annual meeting of the Woman's 
Board of Missions, at the Church on the Hill. 

Sandford '18, who has been sergeant in Com- 
pany E, 2nd Maine Infantry, has been selected 
as one of the few men from that regiment to 
attend the Plattsburg Camp, where he reported 

The outside walls of the infirmary have re- 
cently been treated with a solution for the pre- 
vention of the white patches so common to newly 
constructed brick buildings. These stains are par- 
ticularly noticeable on the Gym just at present. 

Men who have written Commencement parts 
and those on the provisional list of Commence- 
ment speakers will read their essays before a 
committee of the Faculty, consisting of Pro- 
fessors Woodruff, Burnett, and Copeland, tomor- 
row afternoon and evening. 

Following Saturday's game on Whittier Field, 
the umpire remarked to an Orient reporter that 
it was "a rotten game." The spectators agreed 
with him for the most part, doubtless having in 


mind the fifth inning when both sides booted the 
ball around, allowing almost unrestrained base 

The members of the Junior Class are urged to 
show more spirit in attending the rehearsals for 
tie Ivy Day marching. Not over 35 men have 
I een out to practice at any one time so far. 
There are 60 members of the class now in col- 
lege, and at least 50 should be out every day from 
now until Ivy. Remember that it rests with you 
."s individuals whether the line presents, a good 
appearance at the Ivy ceremonies. 

"Men taking the intensive training are not 
automatically excused from ohapel attendance," 
says Dean Sills. Men who have been negligent 
about this matter during the last few weeks are 
r.sked to be more regular in their attendance in 
the future, otherwise it may prove necessary to 
place a number of the Military I men on proba- 
tion for the remainder of the semester. 

A large number of students are having an 
enforced vacation on account of measles or other 
sickness. Among those who have gone to their 
homes recently for that reason are : E. S. C. 
Smith '18, J. C. Doherty and Haynes from 1919, 
and L. W. Clark, N. H. Foster, Richards, P. W. 
Smith and Waltz from 1920. A number of others 
have been confined to their rooms for a few days 
but were not ill enough to leave college. 

Contrary to the report printed in the last issue 
of the Brunswick Record, the College Band will 
not play in the Memorial Day parade in Bruns- 
wick on May 30th. Upon the other hand it seems 
very probable that the band will be forced to sus- 
pend operations entirely before that day for the 
rest of this year, at least, because of the loss of 
about half of the members who have left college 
to engage in military, agricultural, or munitions 



Maine Intercoll'egiate Tennis Tournament at 


Baseball, Maine at Orono. 

Outdoor Interscholastic Meet, Whittier Field. 


Freshman Banquet, Riverton Park. 


Memorial Day, College Holiday. 
Baseball, Bates at Lewiston. 


Ivy Plavs, Cumberland Theatre. 


1918 Bugle Appears. 

Bowdoin vs. Bates, Whittier Field. 

Ivy Exercises, Memorial Hall. 

Seniors' Last Chapel. 

Ivy Dance. 

alumni JI3otes 

'89. — William M. Emery, a member of the 
board of overseers, has been associated since last 
July with the trustees under the will of Sylvia 
Ann Howland of New Bedford, Mass., in settling 
the $1,250,000 estate of Miss Howland, released 
for distribution by the death of her niece, Mrs. 
Hetty Green, who had a life interest therein. The 
estate passes to the lineal descendants of Gideon 
Howland, grandfather of testatrix, and Mr. 
Emery traced and located the 437 heirs who are 
scattered all over the country, apportioned their 
fractional shares according to the right of rep- 
resentation, and conducted a nation-wide corre- 
spondence with hundreds of claimants who er- 
roneously believed themselves entitled to partici- 
pate. Through his efforts the probate court decree 
was entered less than ten months after the death 
of Mrs. Green, which, it is believed, established a 
record in matters of this sort. 

'89. — Emerson L. Adams, superintendent of 
the school department of Central Falls, R. I., was 
lately appointed assistant commissioner of pub- 
lic schools of Rhode Island, by the State Board 
of Education. He will take up his new work as 
soon as he can leave his present job. 

Mr. Adams was born in Wilton, Maine. He 
graduated in 1889 with the degree of A. B. He 
has been in educational work ever since his 
graduation; as a teacher in a number of schools 
in New England, and as superintendent of 
schools of Lincoln six years and a half. For five 
years Mr. Adams has been in his Central Falls 

'97. — James E. Rhodes 2d, claim examiner for 
The Travelers Insurance Company, printed in the 
March issue of The Annals of the American 
Academy of Political and Social Science an arti- 
cle called "Compensation Administration and 
Adjustments." This article is of such value that 
it has been reprinted in pamphlet form. 

'98. — Charles Cogswell Smith, treasurer of 
Portsmouth, died suddenly April 30, at his home. 
Portsmouth, N. H., after a long illness with 
pneumonia. He was born in Dover, N. H., April 
18, 1877, and was a graduate of Bowdoin College 
in 1898. He practiced law in Kittery and at Bos- 
ton. Three years ago he was appointed a mem- 
ber of the San Domingo commission and spent 

6 4 


several months on that island. On his return to 
this country he became private secretary to Wil- 
liam Jennings Bryan, a position he held until 
just before the former Secretary of State re- 
signed. He has since been practicing law with 
his brother at Portsmouth. He leaves a widow 
and two children. 

M-'oi. — Dr. Raymond R. Tibbetts has left a 
large practice at Bethel, Maine, to enter the Coast 
Patrol Service. He passed his examination with 
high rank and was assigned for duty at the Ports- 
mouth Navy Yard, as assistant surgeon with the 
rank of lieutenant. 

'02. — Harvey D. Gibson, president of the Lib- 
erty National Bank of New York City, has just 
assumed the chairmanship of the Red Cross for 
the State of New York. He plans to give prac- 
tically all 'his time to this work for the next four 
months at least and for longer if necessary. 

'06. — Rev. Oscar W. Peterson, for four years 
pastor of the Congregational Church at New- 
castle, has accepted a call to Claremont, New 

'11. — The sixth annual report of the class sec- 
retary of 191 1, Ernest G. Fifield of New York 
City, shows that seven members of that class have 
married during the past year, namely : David S. 
Hyler of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Miss Irma L. 
Williams of Elk Rapids, Mich. ; Charles B. Hawes 
of Cambridge, Mass., and Miss Dorothea Cable 
of Northampton, Mass. ; Richard W. Sullivan of 
West Roxbury, Mass., and Miss Morica A. 
McCoy of Ashmont, Mass. ; Edward H. Weath- 
erill of West Somerville, Mass., and Miss Ethel 
G. Hollis of Allston, Mass.; Dr. Waldo T. Skillin 
of South Portland and Miss Josephine A. Fenry 
of Portland; Blaine McKusick of Vermillion, S. 
D., and Mrs. Marjorie Chase of Minneapolis, 
Minn. ; and Professor E. Baldwin Smith of 
Princeton University and Miss Ruth P. Hall of 
New York City. 

'12. — John L. Hurley of Maiden, Mass., has 
been awarded a Carnegie Hero Medal for at- 
tempting to save Samuel Peters from an electric 
s'lock on October 20, 1913. 

'12. — Dr. Lyde S. Pratt, for two years past an 
instructor in the University of Virginia, has gone 
to a fine position in the dye laboratory of the Du 
Pont Powder Co. at Swarthmore, Pa. 

'12. — Miss Sybil Mae Kittredge, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. William S. Kittredge of Augusta, 
was married on Wednesday evening, May ninth, 
to Edward L. Morss, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles 
Morss of West Medford, Mass. After a s'lort 
wedding trip the couple will live in West 



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Prayer Bela W. Norton 

Oration Robert G. Albion 


Castine's Hero — key . William E. Walker 

Our Hitter — magic bat Karl A. Woodman 

Popular Man — wooden spoon 

Harlan L. Harrington 

Planting the Ivy 

Singing the Ode 


Lloyd O. Colter 
Eighteen has come to thee, dear Alma Mater, 

To offer its homage at thy sacred shrine; 
May the tendrils we plant here aspiring upward, 

Cover thy walls with a verdure divine. 

O bless, it ye winds and ye breezes caress it ! 
And on through the years may it ever grow 
green ; 
The emblem of. faith that we hold in Old Bow- 
And unfading love in the hearts of eighteen. 

Its leaves soon will hide thee neath their fairy 
The dew soon will glisten on each tender 
spray ; 
And when, once again, we return to our mother, 
May its shade form a haven from life's bitter 

chorus : 
O bless it ye winds, and ye breezes caress it ! 
And on through the years may it ever grow 
green ; 
The emblem of faith that we hold in Old Bow- 
And unfadinsr love in the hearts of eighteen. 

Following the Ivy exercises, the Seniors will 
attend their last chapel exercises as a body and 
after the service will march out singing "Auld 
Lang Syne." The class marshal is Nathaniel U. 


The Masque and Gown presented "Master 
Pierre Patelin," and "The Lost Silk Hat" at the 
Cumberland Theatre last evening. Mrs. Arthur 
Brown of Brunswick coached the players. Spe- 
cial permission was obtained by the Faculty for 
the presentation of "The Lost Silk Hat" from 
the author, Lord Dunsay, an Englishman now 
"somewhere in France" in the service of his 
country. Because of the absence of several mem- 
bers of the casts which presented the plays last 
winter in Portland and other places, it was neces- 
sary to revise their composition somewhat. The 
final casts, which were put on the stage last night 
were : 

"Master Pierre Patelin" 

Pierre Patelin, a lawyer Asnault '20 

Guillemmette, his wife Stride '17 

Guillaume Joceauline, the draper-. . . .Biggers '17 

Tibalt Lambkin, the shepherd Maguire '17 

The Judge Jacob '17 

"The Lost Silk Hat" 

The Caller J. E. Gray '18 

The Laborer Biggers '17 

The Clerk Corcoran '19 

The Policeman Hargraves '19 

The Poet Angus '19 


By vote of the faculty the course in Intensive 
Military Training will continue through Wednes- 
day, June 20 and it will not be possible for men 
to be excused from this work. 

The faculty also hope very much that men 
taking the general course will remain over for 
Commencement Week in as large numbers as 
possible, so that the exhibition and drill on Wed- 
nesday afternoon may be carried out effectively. 

Men in the general course who are planning 
to leave before Wednesday, June 20, will leave 
their names with Captain White at their earliest 


The following men were elected for the 1919 
Bugle Board: Angus, Coburn, Foulke, Gardner, 
E. M. Gray, Hargraves, Haynes, Higgins, Ma- 
honey, Perkins, C. E. Stevens and Whitcomb. 




The climax of the Ivy week festivities at Bow- 
doin will be the Ivy Hop in the Gymnasium to- 

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. George T. Files, Mrs. 
Wilmot B. Mitchell, Mrs. Charles T. Burnett, 
Mrs. Roscoe J. Ham, Mrs. Frederick W. Brown, 
Mrs. Manton Copeland, Mrs. Orren C. Hormell, 
Mrs. Paul Nixon, Mrs. William Hawley Davis, 
Mrs. Gerald G. Wilder, Mrs. Edward H. Wass, 
Mrs. Alfred O. Gross and Mrs. Lee D. McClean, 
all of Brunswick. 

The committee in charge is Ralph W. Pendle- 
ton of West Roxbury, Mass. , chairman, Frank 
P. Babbitt of Augusta, Edward F. Hildreth of 
Lowell, Mass. , William B. Parker of Groveland, 
Mass., Willard A. Savage of Somerville, Mass., 
and Julian E. Gray of Lubec. The music will 
be furnished by Lovell's orchestra. 


Hebron carried off the honors in last Satur- 
day's meet on Whittier Field, which was the 
nineteenth annual Bowdoin Interscholastic Out- 
door Track Meet. The winners scored 49 points 
and placed men in nearly every event, having the 
most evenly balanced team of any of the compet- 
ing schools. Huntington and St. John's were 
strong in the dashes, as was Maine Central Insti- 
tute in the field events, but those schools were 
too weak in the other branches to provide close 
competition for Hebron so far as total points 
were concerned. 

Three records were broken at the meet and a 
fourth was equalled. Hayes of St. John's, who 
was the only representative of that school, set 
up a new mark in the 100 yard dash and tied the 
record for the 220. Damm of Hebron made a 
new record in the 12 pound hammer throw, when 
he threw the weight 165 feet in the contest and 
then added 1.35 feet while trying for a new rec- 
ord. The third mark to be broken during the 
day was smashed by Emery of M. C. I. who did 
the 220 hurdles in 26 seconds. 

One of the surprises of the meet came in the 
mile run When Greenwood of Leavitt Institute 
took the lead at the start and increased it to 
thirty yards during the first lap. He was nosed 
out of third place by a few feet at the finish line, 
having lost his early lead during the last lap and 
a half. 

Among the schools which sent teams for the 
first time, were Tilton Academy and Concord 

High School from New Hampshire and Rich- 
mond High School. A number of high schools, 
including Brunswick, Bangor and Morse of Bath, 
which have competed for several years past, were 
absent this year, while the schools which entered 
men, entered less than usual, selecting a few of 
their best athletes, so that although the number 
of schools was somewhat larger than usual, 
there were fewer competitors. 

The meet was under the direction of Assistant 
Manager Mahoney, who was ably assisted by his 
Freshmen assistants. Marston '17 acted as clerk 
of course, and Manager Walker was starter. 
Medals of silver and bronze were awarded to the 
winners of first and second places, respectively, 
and ribbons to third place men. The summary : 

100 yard dash won by Hayes of St. John's 
Prep.; second, Talmadge of Huntington; third, 
Burgeron of Biddeford. Time, 10 seconds. (New 

220 yard dash won by Hayes of St. John's ; 
second, Talmadge of Huntington ; third, Pink- 
ham of Kent's ' Hill. Time, 22 2-5 seconds. 
(Equals record held by Jordan of Hebron.) 

100 yard high hurdles won by Andrews of He- 
bron ; second, Snow of Huntington ; third, John- 
son of Huntington. Time, 173-5 seconds. 

220 yard low hurdles won by Emery of M. C. 
I.; second, Andrews of Hebron; third, Walsh of 
Portland. Time, 26 seconds. (New record.) 

440 yard dash, dead heat between Haskell of 
Hebron and Caldwell of Huntington ; third, Red- 
man of Hebron. Time, 55 4-5 seconds. 

880 yard run won by Baldwin of Hebron; sec- 
ond, Dondero of Hebron ; third, Day of M. C. I. 
Time, 2 minutes, 10 3-5 seconds. 

Mile run won by LeClair of Hebron ; second, 
Johnson of Deering ; third, Gannon of Concord. 
Time, 4 minutes, 54 seconds. 

Running high jump won by Caird of Lewis- 
ton ; second, tie between Fenderson of Thornton, 
LeGendre of Lewiston, and Johnson of Hunting- 
ton. Height, 5 feet, 4 inches. 

Running broad jump won by LeGendre of Lew- 
iston; second, Nash of Portland; third, Pinkham 
of Kent's Hill. Distance; 21 feet, 2 inches. 

Pole vault, tie between Converse of Concord, 
and Conroy of Deering; third, Chase of Hebron. 
Height, 9 feet, 10 inches. 

Discus throw won by Damm of Hebron ; sec- 
ond, Andrews of Hebron ; third, Emery of M. C. 
I. Distance, 108.4 feet. 

12 pound hammer throw won by Damm of He- 
bron; second, Emery of M. C. I.; third, Sherman 
of Portland. Distance, 165 feet. (Threw 166.35 
feet for new record.) 



12 pound shot put won by Emery of M. C. I.; 
second, tie between Leavitt and Andrews, both of 
Hebron. Distance, 47.15 feet. 


In the annual Memorial Day game with 
Bates at Lewiston last Wednesday, Bowdoin 
again came off victorious, this time by the score 
of S to 1. Because of the rain during the fore- 
noon, the team's departure from Brunswick was 
delayed until 1.35 p. m. 

For the first time this season, the double 
umpire system was used. Bates' inability to hit 
was chiefly responsible for her defeat. Bowdoin 
won in the fourth when four successive singles 
with an infield error netted three runs. Bates' 
only run was made on a double steal in the fifth. 
The score : 


ab bh po a 

Phillips, If 3 ° 1 ° 

Needelman, 3b 4 I ° - 

Delehanty, rf 5 o 1 o 

Finn, ss 4 o 3 2 

Woodman, cf 4 2 ° ° 

Chapman, c 4 2 6 4 

McPherson lb 3 2 14 1 

Cook, 2b 4 1 2 2 

Pendleton, p 4 1 ° 5 

Totals 35 9 27 16 


ab bh po a 

Davis, cf. 4010 

Wiggin, 2b 4 o 2 

Talbot, ss 3 J ° 3 

Duncan, lb 4 J J 5 J 

Kennelley, 3b 4 o 3 2 

Stone, rf 4 1 l ° 

Edwards, If 3 ° ° ° 

Moulton, If 1 o o o 

Lundholm, c 3 1 4 3 

Fowler, p 4 J l 6 

Totals : 34 5 27 15 

Innings ' 123456789 

Bowdoin 00030 11 0,0 — 5 

Bates 0000 1 000 — 1 

Runs made by Needelman, Woodman, Chap- 
man 2, McPherson, Lundholm. Errors made by 
Needelman, Finn, Chapman, McPherson, Pendle- 
ton, Talbot 2, Duncan 2, Lundholm, Fowler 2. 
Three base hit, Woodman. Stolen bases, Needel- 
man, Chapman, Cook, Davis, Talbot, Lundholm. 
Sacrifice hits, Phillips, Needelman, McPherson. 
Bases on balls, off Pendleton 2, off Fowler 2. 

Struck out, by Pendleton 7, by Fowler 4. Double 
play, Lundholm to Duncan to Wiggin. Passed 
balls, Lundholm 3. Time, 2 h. Umpires, Merrill 
and Stowe. 


Won Lost Ave. 

Bowdoin 3 1 .750 

Maine 2 1 .667 

Colby 2 2 .500 

Bates o 3 .000 


Following Maine's protest at the game on 
Whittier Field, May 19th, it has been decided 
that Lannon is ineligible to pitch in the State 
series this year, as he had pitched for St. 
Anselm's College last season. This throws the 
protested game out of the series, and it will be 
played off on neutral grounds probably if it is 
needed to determine the winner of the State 
championship. The game pitched by Lannon 
against Colby earlier in the season will be 
allowed to stand since that team did not protest 
that game. 


Eight of the Seniors competing for Com- 
mencement parts were retained by the commit- 
tee. These eight men will again come before the 
committee on Monday evening, at which time 
four will be chosen to give their essays on Com- 
mencement Day. The eight men retained are: 
Achorn, Biggers, P. H. Cobb, Jacob, Miller, 
Moran, Packard and Tuttle. The committee of 
selection is made up of Professors Woodruff, 
Burnett and Copeland. 


A sum of money is being raised to be sent to 
Stanley '18 who is in France in the ambulance 
corps. The money is to be used for comforts for 
wounded soldiers in France under Stanley's im- 
mediate supervision. Students who wish to give 
something to this cause may leave their contribu- 
tion with Mrs. Little at the Dean's office. 


At a recent meeting of the Band, it was voted 
to suspend operations until next fall. H. T. 
Pierce '18 was elected leader for next year. 

The nominations for manager of the Band for 
next year are as follows: Warren '18 and C. E. 
Stevens '19; for assistant manager, E. A. Allen 
'20, and Richan '20. Mclntire '17 will collect the 
sealed ballots of the members for the manager. 




Published every Tuesday of the Collegiate 

Year by The Bowdoin Publishing 


In the Interests of the Students of 



Robert G. Albion, 1918, Editor-in-Chief 

Clyde E. Stevens, 1919, 

Acting Managing Editor 

department and associate editors 

William Congreve, Jr., 1920 On the Campus 
Philip E. Goodhue, 1920, Alumni 

Ronald B. Wadsworth, 1920, With the Faculty 

Whitney Coombs, 1918 
Franklin D. MacCormick, 1918 
Bela W. Norton, 19 18 
Gerald S. Joyce, 19 18 
Louis W. Doherty, 1919 

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All communications regarding subscriptions 
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James E. Vance, 1919, Assistant Manager 

Vol. XLV1I. JUNE 1, 191 7 No. 8 

Entered at Post Office at Brunswick as Second-Class Mai] Matter 

the ivy oration 

The College Man and The War 
Robert G. Albion 
Our history as a class is almost contemporane- 
ous with the Great War. Six weeks before we 
came to Bowdoin as Freshmen, Germany began 
its ruthless march on Paris. With peculiar fas- 
cination we watched the heroic resistance of the 
Belgians to the onrushing horde, and then, just 
after the battle of the Marne had thrilled the 
world and saved France, we became college men. 
Briton, Frenchman, and Russian settled down for 

a long war, but our new college life, a new world 
to us, became daily more absorbing, and for two 
years the war was a distant impersonal struggle. 

Then came our own declaration of war two 
months ago and the old apathy on the campus 
gave way to tense excitement. We have already 
seen a hundred of our comrades leave for serv- 
ice and the rest of us are drilling in preparation 
for what may come. During all this time we 
have been wondering just what is the duty of the 
college man in the war. 

In those first days of excitement, the only 
course seemed to be immediate enlistment in 
army or navy. We had read in history of the 
deeds of our glorious Chamberlain and Howard 
and we were anxious to help make history our- 
selves. The college man needs no "censure for 
lack of patriotism in these early days of the war. 
The life of the college is so full of enterprises 
which require generous enthusiasm and unselfish 
cooperation that it was natural for the student to 
respond immediately to this great call. The 
question is "Has this patriotism been directed 
where it can do the most good?" 

It is a prevalent opinion in many college cir- 
cles that any college man, by some divine right, 
deserves the shoulder straps of at least a lieu- 
tenant. With some it is the attitude of the petu- 
lant child who won't play unless he can be cap- 
tain, and with others there is an idea that a col- 
lege education places one on a social level too 
high for service in the ranks. True it is that the 
college fits men with many of the essentials of an 
officer. In the classroom he has learned to rea- 
son, and the athletic field has taught him decision 
and self-control, but more than this, in the preci- 
ous four years of living in daily intimacy with 
the same group of men he has learned to size 
them up, and no man can be a successful leader 
in peace or war without understanding the men 
under him. . 

Every campus has men splendidly adapted to 
become leaders, men who, even without the requi- 
site specific knowledge, have the adaptability 
and personality necessary. But every campus 
has its ne'er-do-wells as well as its leaders. We 
have seen here at Bowdoin that a small group 
runs the activities of the college and others aim- 
lessly and without ambition drift through the 
four years. Men who have not the ambition to 
rise to the stimulus of the college cannot sud- 
denly become leaders in the war. They do not 
profit by the advantages which are offered them, 
and the mere fact that they are registered in the 
institution does not entitle them to the privileges 
reserved for the best. 

Class of 1918 

The Bowdoin Orient 
Ivy Number 1918 

Julian E. Gray 

Ralph W. Pendleton 
Chairman Ivy Committee 

Harlan L. Harrington 
Popular Man 

Robert G. Albion 

Editor of Orient, 

and Orator 

Lloyd O. Colter 


(with Ambulance Corps in France) 

A. Shirley Gray 

Class President 

(U.S.N. Coast Patrol) 

Franklin D. MacCormick 
Acting President 

Bela W. Norton 

Editor of Bugle, 

and Chaplain 

H. Tobey Mooers 


(with Ambulance Corps in France) 

John B. Matthews 


(R.O.T.C. Plattsburg) 

1918 Bugle Board 

William E. Walker 
Track Manager 

Everett L. Stanley 
(with Ambulance Corps in France) 



Military leadership will not be the only duty 
of the student in arms. Few of us know of the 
name of a colonel in a European army, yet 
Rupert Brooke, Allan Seeger, and Donald 
Hankey are by no means strangers on this side 
of the Atlantic. Each of them enlisted in the 
ranks and each of them has kept his rendezvous 
with death. They are not famous for any mili- 
tary prowess but for the ability which the college 
instilled in them to go to the heart of things and 
to express what they found there. They were 
but humble units in the great fighting machine, 
but they have helped the world better to under- 
stand the war. The keynote of the message of 
each of these writers in khaki is the same — unsel- 
fishness. Such a spirit the college man can carry 
into the war, for war, viewed from its nobler 
side, means sacrifice and forgetfulness of self. 

The war will not produce many of the calibre 
of these three, but the colleges can send men to 
the front, prepared mentally and morally to resist 
the influences which have dragged tens of thou- 
sands down to depths unreached in peace. The 
college, if it has done its duty by him and he his 
duty by the college, has given the student ideals 
which will help him to see beyond the immediate 
horrors of the war to the conditions which should 
and will exist if his fight is successful. It will be 
a part of his duty to instill these ideals into his 
comrades and by force of example save them 
from moral degradation. 

But the duty of the collegian may not lie at 
the front. The empty halls of Oxford show 
where the English student thought his duty lay, 
and the emptying halls of our own colleges show 
that the American youth is of the same mind. 
Yet the British war lords, advising America to 
profit by England's errors in the war said that 
they had made a fatal mistake' in allowing the 
college men to rush enthusiastically to France 
and fall with the first contingents rather than 
remain as leaders for later armies, and our own 
leaders have repeated this advice. 

All of us are ready to go if we are needed. 
The college has produced few slackers. We real- 
ize, however, that especially in youth, patriotism 
has powerful allies in the love of adventure and 
the glamour of the military. We must not dis- 
credit the patriotism of the college man in enlist- 
ing at the first call, but we must not censure the 
man who is willing to go yet sees his duty in 
remaining at his books. The latter course is more 
difficult and often fully as heroic. 

When we see the students leaving by the thou- 
sands, we wonder if this college education, which 
is given up so easily on the impulse of the mo- 

ment, is worth while. When the period of recon- 
struction comes, men of college training will be 
necessary more than ever before to face the 
great problems. If the college has justified its 
existence up to this time, surely now when a 
definite demand is to be made upon it, we should 
not abandon it recklessly. April and May have 
shown us how difficult study is in this atmos- 
phere. It is much easier to do the picturesque 
and receive the plaudits of the people. 

Bowdoin men will play a strong part in the 
war. The college is living up to and not upon its 
reputation of the past, and years hence, the 
western wall may bear as glorious a record as 
that upon the east. We have been privileged in 
the education which we have received, and each 
man is ready to repay unselfishly. We are ready 
to fight when the time comes, and willing to wait 
if that is the saner course. On an old Greek tem- 
ple was found carved the figure of an ox stand- 
ing between the plow and the sacrificial altar, 
symbolizing that the youth of Greece, in any 
hour of need or crisis, was ready either for serv- 
ice or for sacrifice, and in this hour of crisis, 
America, I am confident, will find her college 
youth equally ready for service or sacrifice. 

On Monday evening the Freshmen held their 
banquet at Riverton Park, Portland. It was a 
decided success. About 65 of the class were pres- 
ent. After a fine repast was served, there were 
many speakers and songs. Hay '20 was toast- 
master. Other speakers were Abbott, Cook, Den- 
nett, Johnson, Moore, S. Smith, Palmer and 
Zeitler. Music was furnished throughout the 
evening by Sprague's Orchestra of Portland. 


Donald B. MacMillan '98, the Arctic explorer, 
and the other members of the Crocker Land 
expedition, which went into the Arctic regions in 
1913, are safe at Etah, on the northwest coast of 
Greenland, according to a cablegram received 
recently by the American Museum of Natural 

The cablegram announcing the whereabouts of 
the party, last heard from in July, 19 1 6, was 
signed by Dr. Harrison J. Hunt '02, surgeon of 
the expedition, who has reached the Faroe 
Islands, on his way to Denmark. It follows : 

"MacMillan, Comer, Small and Hovey are at 
Etah. Steamer Denmark is at North Star Bay 
(150 miles from Etah). Ekblaw, geologist, at 

The expedition was sent by the American Mu- 

7 o 


seum of Natural History, the American Geo- 
graphical Society and the University of Illinois, 
to search for and explore the land which Admiral 
Peary 'jj believed he sighted. 

In November, 1914, MacMillan sent word 
from Etah that he and Ensign Green had failed 
to find Crocker Land after a 1,200 mile search 
and that they believed it had been merely a 
mirage. He announced his intention of remain- 
ing in the Arctic and of making a journey to 
Finlay Land, 1,400 miles away. 

In July, 191 5, the steamship George B. Cluett 
started north as a relief vessel, but ice and engine 
trouble forced her to winter without reaching 
MacMillan at Etah. Last June the steamship 
Denmark put out on a new relief expedition. 


The Maine Intercollegiate Tennis Tournament 
at Lewiston last week resulted in a clean-sweep 
for the home team, which won both the doubles 
and singles championships last Thursday, Friday 
and Saturday. The White was represented by 
Captain Flynt '17, Young '18, Mitchell '19, and M. 
H. Smith '20. In the singles final match, Captain 
Flynt lost to A. Purinton of Bates, while both the 
teams in the doubles final were representatives 
of the Lewiston college. Maine did not enter a 
team this year. The summary : 

Doubles: (Preliminaries) — A. Purinton and E. 
Purinton of Bates defeated Flynt and Smith of 
Bowdoin, 6-3, 5-7, 6-2 ; Powers and Ireland of 
Bates defeated Eaton and Hatch of Colby, 7-5, 
6-4; Young and Mitchell of Bowdoin defeated 
Price and Grace of Colby, 8-6, 6-1. 

(Semi-finals) — A. Purinton and E. Purinton of 
Bates' defeated Young and Mitchell of Bowdoin, 
6-3, 4-6, 6-2 ; Powers and Ireland of Bates drew 
a bye. 

(Finals) — A. Purinton and E. Purinton of 
Bates defeated Powers and Ireland of Bates, 6-1, 
6-1, 6-0. 

Singles: (Preliminaries) — E. Purinton of 
Bates defeated Price of Colby, 6-2, 6-4; Smith 
of Bowdoin defeated A. Purinton of Bates, 7-5, 
6-4 ; Flynt of Bowdoin defeated Eaton of Colby, 
6-2. 6-2. 

(Semi-finals) — E. Purinton of Bates defeated 
Smith of Bowdoin, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1 ; Flynt of Bow- 
doin drew a bye. 

(Finals) — E. Purinton of Bates defeated Flynt 
of Bowdoin, 6-1, 6-2, 6-3. 

one game. On account of Maine's protest, Lan- 
non did not make the trip, and Pendleton pitched 
in his place. Frost pitched a much better game 
than he did the Saturday before, and tightened 
up considerably in the pinches. 

Maine scored in the third on Crosby's single, a 
stolen base and a double by Abramson. In the 
fourth, two hits, coupled with two Bowdoin 
errors, gave the home team two more runs. By 
Finn's single, Woodman's sacrifice and Chap- 
man's single in the seventh, Bowdoin scored 
her only tally of the game. 

The summary: 


ab r bh po a e 

Crosby, cf 4 1 1 1 o 

Abramson, rf 4 o 1 o o 

Waterman,, lb 3 ' o 016 

French, If 4 1 2 1 o 

R. A. Pendleton, ss 3 o o 5 1 

Thompson, 3b 3 1 2 2 o 

Johnson, 2b 3 o o 3 3 o 

Reardon, c 3 o o 6 o 

Frost, p 3 o o o 7 o 

Totals 30 3 6 27 17 1 


ab r bh po a e 

Phillips, If 4 o o 1 o 

Needelman, 3b 4 o o 1 2 o 

Delehanty, rf 3 o 1 o o 

Finn, ss 4 o 2 1 4 

Woodman, cf 3 o 1 o o 

Chapman, c 4 I 7 o I 

McPherson, lb 4 o 012 o 1 

Cook, 2b 3 o 1 2 5 o 

R. W. Pendleton, p -. 2 o o o 7 o 

Totals 31 1 5 24 15 3 

Maine o 1 2 o o o o x — 3 

Bowdoin o o o o o 1 o — 1 

Two base hit, Abramson. Stolen bases, Crosby, 
French, Thompson. Sacrifice hit, Woodman. 
Base on balls, off Pendleton; off Frost 2. Struck 
out, by Frost 6; by Pendleton 7. Passed ball, 
Chapman. Umpire, Howe. Time. 2 hours. 

Bowdoin lost her first game in the State series 
to Maine last Saturdav at Orono in a three to 


"Will I be called a slacker if I return to col- 
lege in the fall?" is the anxious query of the non- 
professional student in the university. The most 
efficient way in which the medical, engineering 
and chemical student can aid his Government in 
prosecuting the war is to return and complete his 
college training. But how about the future 
banker or business man ? 



War is a complicated business, handled on a 
gigantic scale. In the successful furtherance of 
its preparations there is a place and a need for 
the well-educated man of every class, whether a 
physician or lawyer, banker or engineer. If you 
are a specialist in any capacity the Government 
needs your services. If by returning to college 
next fall you will increase your efficiency in any 
line of work your patriotism will be best exhib- 
ited by that act. 

It has been 9aid that the college man is "no 
better" for fighting in the trenches than the day 
laborer. In the true democratic sense, this is 
true, but from the standpoint of efficiency such a 
plan would be a failure. It is the aim of the war 
department to place every man where he can best 
aid that institution in carrying out of its plans. 
Naturally the supply of well-educated men for 
special work will be less than the number of men 
who will be able to serve only as private soldiers. 

Every student studying for some special work 
will be answering the call to the colors if he 
returns to college next fall to fit himself for spe- 
cial service in the future. — Michigan Daily. 


Under the date of March 31st was issued Mr. 
Wilder's second annual report as Librarian of 
Bowdoin College and Medical School. The total 
number of volumes now in the library is 115,789, 
of which 5,078 are in the medical library. The 
accessions for the past eleven months, instead of 
the customary twelve months, in order to make 
the close of the library year agree with the fiscal 
year of the College, were 2,371 ; of this number, 
1,776 were purchased at an average cost of $1.35 ; 
247 came from binding periodicals, 170 came by 
provision of law; and 425 were given by various 

One of the larger purchases was "Canada and 
Its Provinces," in 23 volumes, by One Hundred 
Associates. Standard sets of Oscar Wilde, Poe, 
Dickens and Defoe were added to replace worn 
out sets, except that of Oscar Wilde which was 
a new addition. The set of the "Annual Reg- 
ister" has been completed, giving a complete his- 
torical record from 1758 to the present year. The 
recently added department of Music has been 
assisted by the purchase of 75 volumes to illusr 
trate and develope the new courses. 

The principal gift for several years came this 
year from Hon. Frederick Hunt Appleton, LL.D., 
of the Class of 1864, who established a fund of 
$10,000 in memory of his father, Hon. John Ap- 
pleton, .LL.D., Chief Justice of Maine, of the 
Class of 1822. The income of this fund is to be 

used without restrictions for the "general use of 
the library." Several other individuals made 
gifts of money or books during the past year, and 
the Carnegie Endowment for International 
Peace has made the library a depository for its 
publications and has already sent several vol- 
umes of documents on international relations. 

The number of books charged for use outside 
the library building during the eleven months 
ending March 31st, was 6,259, a decrease of sev- 
eral hundred from the circulation of recent 
years, but somewhat larger than the circulation 
of 1907 and 1908. The reason for the decrease 
is attributed to the unsettled condition of the Col- 
lege due to the international situation which has 
finally resulted in about half of the students 
devoting much time to military training; and to 
the absence from the list of courses offered this 
year, of two or three large courses that called 
for considerable use of the library. 

During the eleven months, 7,122 standard size 
cards have been inserted in the catalogue of the 
library; 5,198 were for accessions, and 1,924 re- 
placed old cards. The only change in the staff 
of the library is the addition of Mr. Frank D. 
Slocum, of the Class of 1912, who has been doing 
work preparatory to entering the New York 
State Library School. 

(KHitf) t&e JFacultp 

Dr. Whittier was elected secretary-treasurer of 
the Association of New England Colleges for 
Conference in Athletics, at their annual meeting 
held at the Boston City Club last Friday. 

Professor Hormell recently attended a meet- 
ing of the Augusta Rotary Club, as the guest of 
Mayor Swift of Augusta. 

Professor Langley leaves College tomorrow. 
He expects to enter the brokerage business in 

Professor Hormell will lecture to the business 
men of North Anson next week on Town Gov- 
ernment. During the trip he expects to visit 
several high schools. 

Professor Woodruff, while riding along Maine 
street on his bicycle last week, was struck by an 
automobile. He sustained a severe laceration of 
the forehead. 

Dr. Whittier was in Augusta last Wednesday 
on business in connection .with the registration 
for draft. 

Professor Mitchell and Dean Sills addressed 
the letter carriers of Maine at their convention 
in this town last Wednesday. 

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alumni Botes 

M-'67 — Dr. Charles E. Philoon of Auburn died 
at his home on May 18 from edema of the lungs. 
He had been ill since last fall, but was fast re- 
gaining his health. 

He was born at Liverniore, July 17, 1841, 
graduating from the Medical School in 1867. He 
practiced medicine in Dixfield from 1867 to 1884, 
and in Auburn from 1884 until his death. 

Dr. Philoon was a fine physician and a good 
citizen whose loss the community will deeply 

'04. — Arthur C. Shorey wrote for the April 
number df "The Americas" an article called 
"Wealth of the Future in the Dominican Re- 
public." Mr. Shorey went to San Domingo re- 
cently to investigate conditions there for the 
National City Bank of New York, and this arti- 
cle resulted from the trip. "The Americas" is 
the monthly magazine of the National City Bank. 

'07. — The engagement is announced of Miss 
Margaret Prentiss, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 

Samuel R. Prentiss of Bangor, to Dr. Lester 
Adams, pathologist at the Eastern Maine Gen- 
eral Hospital, Bangor. The wedding will take 
place June 30. 

'08. — Thomas L. Pierce, who has heretofore 
been connected with the Old Colony Trust Com- 
pany in Boston, has resigned to enter the United 
States service. He was commissioned a captain in 
the U. S. Infantry Officers' Reserve Corps last 
December, and has recently been ordered to the 
Reserve Officers' Training Camp at Fort McPher- 
son, Ga. He attended the Plattsburg Camps of 
1915 and 1916. 

'09. — Harold H. Burton, of the Idaho Power 
Company, and lately located at Boise, Idaho, has 
enlisted in the Reserve Officers' Training Corps, 
now in camp at San Francisco. After the clos- 
ing of camp, his permanent mailing address will 
be 97 Berkeley Street, West Newton, Mass. 

'10. — Harry W. Woodward is a surgeon with 
the English Army in France. He has the rank 
of lieutenant. 

'11. — The marriage of Dr. Harrison L. Robin- 
son of Bangor and Miss Lida Skolfield Baker of 
Brunswick was solemnized by President Hyde at 
the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Samuel C. 
Thayer, on Saturday evening, April 28th. The 
bridegroom was accompanied by his brother, 
Arthur L. Robinson '08, of Portland, as best man. 

Dr. Robinson graduated from the Bowdoin 
Medical School in 1914, and took a prominent 
part in athletics during his college career. He is 
the son of Dr. and Mrs. Daniel A. Robinson '73, 
of Bangor. 

'13. — The engagement of Lawrence W. Smith 
of New York City and Miss Frances Skolfield of 
Brunswick was recently announced. 

'13. — "Major" John A. Slocum, several months 
ago elected captain of the 10th Company, C. A. C, 
recently received his commission. When he was 
elected captain, the company was at a low ebb, 
having only about 40 members. He immediately 
began to recruit it, and on passing the examina- 
tions, he was commissioned second lieutenant, first 
lieutenant, and finally captain. The present mem- 
bership of the company is twice what it was when 
he took charge, and when the call comes for 
active service he expects to muster in his com- 
pany at war strength. 

'13. — Alfred H. Sweet, who returned this 
month from England where he had spent the win- 
ter in research work, has been appointed Assist- 
ant Professor of English History at Cornell Uni- 
versity for the year 1917-18. 

'13. — Fred D. Wish, Jr., teacher of history in 
Portland High School and originator of the civics 
course in the local schools will terminate his con- 


nection with the schools of Portland at the end 
of the present school year and will become a 
member of the faculty of the Hartford, Conn., 
High School in the same capacity with special 
attention to the science course. The position is 
an excellent one and is a recognition of Mr. 
Wish's worth as a teacher. 

Mr. Wish is a graduate of Portland High 
School with the class of 1909, and from Bow- 
doin College in 1913. After one year as prin- 
cipal of the Scarboro High School, he was of- 
fered a position on the Portland High School 
faculty and for the past three years has been 
teacher of history in the local school. His most 
notable achievement was the installation of the 
civics course, a work in which he has had a great 
interest and of which he has made a deep study. 

'14. — Arthur S. Merrill was one of the resi- 
dents of Maine who received appointment to the 
Plattsburg Camp. The boys of the Maine Central 
Institute, where he has been teaching for the past 
two years, presented him with a gold pocket knife 
appropriately inscribed, before he left for camp. 

Ex-15. — Second Lieutenant Charles F. Hough- 
ton of the Second Company, M. C. A., N. G., has 
resigned his commission in the National Guard 
for the purpose of accepting a commission of the 
same grade in the regular army. While orders 
have not yet been received from the War Depart- 
ment, it is expected that he will report soon to 
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where he will begin 
a three months' course of instruction in the offi- 
cers' training school. 

'16. — Ora L. Evans, who has been identified 
with newspaper work at Dover since graduating 
last June, has entered the Quartermasters' 
Reserve Corps, U. S. A. 

He Would Settle 

"How kind of you," said the girl, "to bring me 
these lovely flowers. They are so beautiful and 
fresh ! I think there is some dew on them yet." 

"Yes," said the young man in great embarrass- 
ment, "there is, but I am going to pay it off tomor- 
row.'" — Ex. 

The editors work both day and night 
Till the tips of their fingers are sore ; 
Yet someone is bound to say, 
"That's stale, I've seen it before." — Ex. 

Boy : "Can a person be punished for some- 
thing he hasn't done?" 

Teacher: "Of course not?" 

Boy : "Well, I haven't done my geometry." — 



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NO. 9 


The White began Ivy Day right by annexing 
the annual baseball game from Bates on Whit- 
tier Field, last Friday morning, by the score of 6 
to 2. The game was one of the best played in the 
State series this year, in that the fielding was 
faster than it has been in the past, Finn being 
the only man who seemed to have an off day. 
Bowdoin's heavy artillery had a banner day with 
Phillips' homer and doubles by Chapman and 
Needelman. The home run came on the first ball 
pitched in the eighth inning and was one of the 
best hits seen this year. Both pitchers were 
working well, with the advantage lying slightly 
with Pendleton. 

The visitors started the scoring in the first 
inning, Davis reaching first on an error by Finn. 
He stole second, went to third when Wiggin was 
put out at first, and scored on a wild pitch. 

Bowdoin scored half her runs in the third. 
With one man out Pendleton drew a pass. Phil- 
lips bunted and beat the ball to first. Needelman 
hit a fly to left field, which was good for two 
bases and Pendleton scored. Phillips and Needel- 
man came home on Delehan'ty's .hard drive to 
right field. 

A triple by Kennelly and a single by Stone in 
the fourth gave Bates her second and final run 
of the game. 

The score : 


ab r bh po a e 

Phillips, If 4 2 2 i o o 

Needelman, 3b 4 1 2 o 1 o 

Delehanty, rf 4 o 2 o o o 

Finn, ss I 1 I 2 2 3 

Woodman, cf 4 1 I 1 o o 

Chapman, c 4 I 8 5 o 

McPherson, lb .' 4 o o 12 1 o 

Cook, 2b 3 ° 1 3 2 ° 

Pendleton, p 2 1 o o 2 o 

Totals 30 6 10 27 13 3 


ab r bh po a e 

Davis, cf 4 1 2 2 o o 

Wiggin, 2b 4 ° 2 2 

Talbot, ss . 3 ° ° 2 o 

Duncan, lb 3 o o 9 I 

Kennelly, 3b 4 1 1 o 1 o 

Stone, rf 4 2 3 o 

Moulton, If 3 o o 1 o 

Lund-holm, c :.... 2 o o 4 3 o 

Elwell, p 3 o o 1 3 

*Fowler 1 o o o o 

Totals . ... 31 2 5 24 10 o 

*Fo\vler batted for Lundholm in 9th. 

Innings : 

Bowdoin 00300003 x — 6 

Bates 1 o 1 o o o c — 2 

Two base hits, Needelman, Chapman. Three 
base hit, Kennelly. Home run, Phillips. Stolen 
bases, Delehanty 2, Finn 2, Davis. Base on balls, 
off Pendleton 3, off Elwell 3. Struck out by 
Pendleton 9, by Elwell 3. Sacrifice hit, Lund- 
holm. Double plays, Chapman to McPherson to 
Finn ; Duncan to Talbot. Left on bases, Bow- 
doin 4, Bates 6. Hit by pitched ball, Finn. Wild 
pitches, Pendleton, Elwell. Umpire, Boardman. 
Time, 1 hour, 40 min. 


Over 300 of the 434 students are now engaged 
in some branch of military service. Thus far 
112 students have enlisted in some branch of 
active service for the war, in addition to the large 
classes in military training which are being held 
under the instruction of Captain Sherman A. 
White and Sergeant Fred E. Coy, U. S. A. 

Of the men who have actually enlisted in some 
form of war service, 38 have entered the Naval 
Reserve Coast Patrol and are already on duty. 
The Plattsburg Training Camp has claimed 27 
men, and 13 have enrolled for ambulance service 
in France. Twelve have enlisted in the National 
Guard, 11 have left College to engage in farm- 
ing, two have gone to West Point, two are in the 
U. S. radio service, two in the aviation corps, 
two have left to work in munition plants, two are 
in the regular army, one is engaged in shipbuild- 
ing and one has left College to enter the Harvard 
Training School while awaiting the result of his 
examination for a commission in the regular 



By winning- the Ivy Day game from Bates, 
Bowdoin not only fastened the fourth defeat of 
the State series upon the visiting team, but also 
won the championship for herself. If Maine had 
won from Colby Saturday and from Bates next 
week, there would have been a tie and the pro- 
tested game between Bowdoin and Maine must 
have been played off to determine the title. But 
since Colby defeated Maine last Saturday, the 
best that Maine can stand in the series is third 
position, or if Colby does not play her second 
game with Bates, a possible tie for second place 
may result. Colby has only one more game to 
play in the series, that with Bates, and is prac- 
tically sure of finishing in second place this year. 


Won Lost Ave. 

Bowdoin 4 J -8°° 

Colby 3 2 .600 

Maine 2 2 .500 

Bates o 4 .000 


In spite of the fact that over a quarter of 
Bowdoin's student population is in active service 
for its country, the Ivy Hop last Friday evening 
was a great success and brought to a fitting close 
the Ivy festivities of the Class of 1918. The 
Gymnasium was decorated with suitable patriotic 
colors and presented a gay appearance with the 
vari-colored g-owns of the ladies attending the 
hop. Music for the order of twenty-four pieces 
was furnished by Lovell's Orchestra of this town. 

Among those present were Miss Helen Small. 
Miss Margaret Deering, Miss Frances Sturgis. 
Miss Anna Lothrop, Miss Cecelia Hibbs, Miss 
Phyllis True, Miss Elizabeth Freeman, Miss 
Ellen Baxter, Miss Helen Gardner, Miss Eleanor 
Palmer, Miss Marion Harris, Miss Elizabeth 
Barton, Miss Margaret Hinds, Miss Gertrude 
Albion, Miss Ruth Little, Miss Gertrude Tuttle, 
Miss Helen Bailey, Miss Katherine Dow, Miss 
Doris Glover, Miss Lucy Dean, Miss Hazel Stud- 
ley, Miss Margaret Cole, Miss Eloise Danforth, 
Mrs. Raymond M. Richardson, and Mrs. Eben T. 
Freeman of Portland; Miss Verna Abby, Miss 
Elizabeth Marsh, Miss Theressa B'isson and Miss 
Dorothy Potts of Skowihegan; Miss Charlotte 
Hall, Miss Dorothy Higgins, Miss Doris Stetson, 
Miss Anna Morse, Miss Phyllis Wyman, Miss 
Pauline Hatch, Miss Harriet Henderson, Miss 
Claire Brown, Miss Madeline Kingsbury. Miss 
Leonice Morse, and Miss Priscilla Kimball of 

Bath; Miss Amy Carruthers, Miss Dorothy 
Ellms, Miss Margaret Jordan, Miss Irma Emer- 
son, Miss Josephine Swift and Miss Blanche 
Lawless of Auburn; Miss Susan Merriam, Miss 
Reina Blanchard, Miss Frances Coombs, Miss 
Muriel Berry, and Miss Dorothy Williams of 
Yarmouth ; Miss Olive Nutter, Miss Agnes Hear- 
ing, Miss Lillian Toibey, Miss Ellen Baxter, Mrs. 
Samuel B. Furbish, Mrs. Robert D. Perry, Mrs. 
Ralph P. Bodwell, Mrs. Robert K. Eaton, Mrs. 
John W. Riley, and Mrs. Joseph S. Stetson of 
Brunswick; Mrs. Arthur B. Johnson, Miss Dora 
Higgins, and Miss Mary Noyes of Topsham; 
Miss Hazel Cobb of Gardiner; Miss Gwendolyn 
Safford of Hallowell; Miss Marion Whitten of 
Saoo; Miss Levina Moore and Miss Olive Mor- 
rison of Ellsworth; Miss Doris MeClellan of 
Damariscotta; Miss Margaret Ridlon of Gor- 
ham; Miss Marjorie Moulton of West Roxbury, 
Mass. ; Miss Eleanor Hunt of Brookline, Mass. ; 
Miss Daisy MacCormick, Miss Grace Freese and 
Miss Marion LeBaron of Framingham, Mass.; 
Miss Grace Meader of Dover, N. H. ; Miss 
Katherine Robinson of Wellesley Hills, Mass.; 
Miss Dorothy Lufkin of Deer Isle; Miss Chris- 
tine McGann of Waterville ; Miss Helen Webb 
and Miss Doris Perry of Rockland ; Miss Eleanor 
Gates of Tampa, Fla. ; Miss Doris Kingsley of 
Peabody, Mass.; Miss Doris Higgins of Brewer; 
Miss Ardath Jones of Waverly, Mass.; Miss 
Helen Penny of Cliftondale, Mass. ; Miss Gert- 
rude Mansfield of Fryeburg; Miss Laura Morey 
of Derry, N. H.; Miss Eleanor Prosser of Lisbon 
Falls ; Miss Frances G. Dudley of Exeter, N. H. ; 
Miss Mary Stearns of West Paris. 


Over 100 students registered for the draft on 
May 25 and 26, and the registration cards will 
be sent to their home towns before June 5. For 
the convenience of the students, arrangements 
were made for them to enroll at the College and 
thus save the trip to their homes. Prof. Orren C. 
Hormell of the history department was appointed 
special registrar for the College, and instead of 
waiting for June 5 in order to register, the stu- 
dents filled out their cards Friday and Saturday, 
May 25 and 26. Altogether, there are over a 
hundred men in College eligible for the draft. 
Of these about four-fifths are Seniors and Jun- 
iors. Most of the men who are of age are drill- 
ing in the Reserve Officers' Training Corps, and 
many are expecting appointments to the August 
Plattsburg camp. 

The following is the list of those in College 



who are lia'ble to the draft, being between the 
ages of 21 and 30, inclusive: 

1917: B. Campbell, Chapman, P. H. Cobb, R. 
H. Cobb, Corbett, Dow, Fenning, Fillmore, Flynt, 
Glidden, Harrison, Hone, Humphrey, Knapp, 
Kuebler, C. A. Lovejoy, McConaughy, Mclntire, 
Miller, Moran, Nute, Oliver, Owen, Phillips, 
Piedra, Rickard, Seward, Shumway, Stone, 
Stride, Thayer, J. W. Tuttle, I. M. Webber, 
Bowdoin, Davis, Maguire, Noyes and Wight. 

1918: A. L. Allen, Bachelder, Bernard, Bige- 
low, Blake, Buncamper, Claff, W. Coombs, Dean, 
DeMott, Farmer, Freeman, French, J. E. Gray, 
J. P. Hamlin, O. L. Hamlin, Harrington, Hil- 
dreth, L. H. Jones, Joyce, F. O. W. King, Mc- 
Quillan, Needelman, O'Connor, K. V. Palmer. 
Pendleton, M. S. Philbrick, H. T. Pierce, R. C. 
Rounds, Rountree, Schlosberg, Simonton, E. S. 
C. Smith, Stewart, Van Wart, Walker, Wass, 
Woodman, Woodworth and P. C. Young. 

1919 : Barton, Canavello, Dunham, Foss, Gor- 
ham, E. M. Gray, Hill, A. D. Holbrook, F. O. 
Johnson, Kern, Longren, MeGrath, J. M. Morri- 
son, A. B. Sullivan, Tilley, Tillson, P. S. Turner 
Greene, McPherson and R. C. Tuttle. 

1920 : Chick, Congreve, Cutler, Delehanty, C. 
E. Fuller, Harris, Kileski, Lannon, E. C. Palmer, 
Potter, Randall, Taft, Wadsworth and York. 


The Gamma of Maine chapter of Phi Beta 
Kappa was installed at Bates College last Thurs- 
day afternoon with thirteen charter members of 
whom two are graduates of Bowdoin, Professor 
J. Y. Stanton '56 of Bates, and Professor J. A. 
Howe '59 of Belmont, Mass., a former dean of 
B<ates. Among the speakers at the initiation din- 
ner were Dean Sills and Professor Davis of the 
Bowdoin faculty. 

The Gamma of Maine chapter is the third 
chapter of Phi Beta Kappa to be established in 
the State, the second being at Colby. Eighty- 
nine colleges out of over four hundred in the 
United States are now represented in this 
national honorary fraternity. The Bowdoin 
chapter extends its congratulations to its new sis- 
ter chapter. 


A feature of the Memorial Day parade in 
Brunswick and Topsham was the Bowdoin 
infantry battalion under the command of Captain 
White, U. S. A., as major. It was the first 
appearance of the members of the R. O. T. C. 
under arms. The uniforms which had been ex- 
pected for several days have not yet arrived, 

although word has been received from Boston 
that they have been turned over to the railroad 
for shipment. 

Over two hundred rifles of the Krag-Spring- 
field model of 1898 were received by the R. O. T. 
C. last week and have been issued to the members 
of the battalion. The fencing room in the Gym- 
nasium is being used as an armory at present, 
racks for holding the rifles having been put in 
place last Saturday morning. 

The final examinations of the College will 
begin next Thursday morning and will continue 
until Wednesday, June 13th. A smaller number 
of students than usual will take the examinations 
this year because of the war situation. All the 
men who went into the Coast Patrol, the Platts- 
burg Training Camp, the National Guard, the- 
Ambulance Corps in France, the intensive course 
of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps, or agri- 
culture, have received credit for the semester's 
courses. Those who stood C or better in their 
courses at the time they dropped their college 
work, did not have to take examinations. In 
addition to those who abandoned all their college 
studies, the men in the general course of the R. 
O. T. C. who stood a C or higher in the course 
they dropped in order to take the military work, 
will not have to take a final examination in that 
subject. As a result of these excuses, only a lit- 
tle more trhan half of the usual number of stu- 
dents will take the regular final examinations 
this week and next. 


Among the spring improvements on the 
campus, special attention is called to the Walker 
Art Building. The floors have just been refin- 
ished in the Walker and Boyd Galleries, and 
ihere has been an attractive rearrangement of 
objects in the latter gallery, made possible by the 
installment of two new cases. The Cypriotic col- 
lection, given by Mr. Dana Estes, is now by itself 
in the case at the left of the entrance, while all 
the Egyptian objects which have recently been 
added to by the gift of Mr. Arlo Bates '76, are on 
the right. On the opposite wall at the left a new 
case contains the latest contribution of classical 
objects from Mr. Edward P. Warren. Another 
at the right contains a miscellaneous collection, 
principally of porcelain. 

In Sculpture Hall are three bronze copies of 
classical objects, very effectively placed, the lat- 
est accessions to the collections. 

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Published every Tuesday of the Collegiate 

Year by The Bowdoin Publishing 


In the Interests of the Students of 



Robert G. Albion, 1918, 
Clyde E. Stevens, 19 19, 

Managing Editor 

department and associate editors 

William Congreve, Jr., 1920 On the Campus 
Philip E. Goodhue, 1920, Alumni 

Ronald B. Wadsworth, 1920, With the Faculty 

Whitney Coombs, 1918 

Franklin D. MacCormick, 1918 

Bela W. Norton, 1918 

Gerald S. Joyce, 19 18 

Louis W. Doherty, 1919 

Stanley M. Gordon, 1920 

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

All communications regarding subscriptions 
should be addressed to the Business Manager of 
the Bowdoin Publishing Co. Subscriptions, $2.00 
per year, in advance. Single copies, 10 cents. 


Gerald S. Joyce, 1918, Business Manager 

Gordon S. Hargraves, 1919, Assistant Manager 
James E. Vance, 1919, Assistant Manager 

Vol. XLV1I. JUNE s, 1917 No. 9 

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

At a special meeting of the Orient Board 
yesterday noon, Clyde E. Stevens '19 was elect- 
ed managing editor in place of Rolland C. Farn- 
ham ' 19 who is in active service in the Coast 
Patrol, and Stanley M. Gordon '20 was elected 
to the Board in place of Raymond L. Atwood, 
ex-' 19 who has resigned. 

Staying for Commencement 

During the four years of the Civil War, Bow- 
doin continued to hold its Commencement exer- 
cises. This year, plans are being made for a 

more elaborate Commencement Week than usual. 
The dedication of the Infirmary and the parade 
of the battalion will be special features, and the 
fact that the men of the intensive course will 
remain for Commencement insures a larger 
undergraduate representation than usual. In 
view of the conditions, the men of the extensive 
course should also plan to remain in Brunswick 
until June 21. Their presence will enable the 
battalion to make a better showing in the parade 
and the undergraduates on the campus will add 
much to the success of the week. 

It is not asking men to make a great sacrifice 
to refrain from the general exodus which usually 
comes after the last examinations. It may mean 
a week later in commencing the summer's work, 
but the pleasures of Commencement Week are 
sufficient to compensate for this. Many a senior, 
attending his first Commencement, regrets that 
he had not attended those earlier in his course. 
During those few days there is a changed atmos- 
phere on the campus, and it will enable one better 
to get the real Bowdoin spirit to see the enthu- 
siasm with which the graduates return. The 
alumni, too, will return more willingly if they 
realize that they are to see the undergraduate 
life at somewhere near the normal, rather than 
find the College abandoned by men of the three 
lower classes. 

With the week-end Commencement, which 
seems more probable each year, it will be even 
easier for the undergraduates to remain, for 
there will not be the long interim between the 
examinations and the exercises, and it is to be 
hoped that this is the last of the mid-week Com- 
mencements. With the activities of the R. O. T. 
C, however, the spare time can be put to good 
advantage, and an extra week of drill will more 
than make up for a little earlier start on vaca- 
tion. In order to make a good showing on June 
20, the battalion must have its privates as well 
as its officers. 

Plans for Next Year 

It is at just this time each year that plans are 
made for the coming year. Courses of study are 
planned, rooms engaged and roommates signed 
up. This June, all these arrangements will have 
to be made with a war proviso, yet they should 
be made. The draft will call some into service, 
and the training camps may call others, although 
the latest announcement is that men over thirty 
are considered the most desirable. For the major- 
ity, however, no definite course of military serv- 
ice lies open. The government will call upon the 
student as it needs him, but for the present, the 
advice of Gen. Wood and the other authorities 



is for the college man to stay at his books. The 
past two months have stirred every student to a 
realization of the more serious side of the Col- 
lege life, and the coming year should find us 
taking the courses which are really to make us 
the most efficient in helping to meet the problems 
of the war and reconstruction. The peace time 
indifference and willingness to slide through on 
easy courses should give way to a determination 
to make the most of the time which we shall have 
in College, for we may not be able to complete 
our courses and every minute while we are to be 
here must be utilized to the utmost. The intense 
enthusiasm and excitement of the middle of 
April have given way to a saner attitude toward 
the war. The men of Bowdoin are ready for 
service either in the college or in the trenches as 
the government sees fit. 

The State Championship 

In spite of conditions which threatened the 
cancellation of baseball entirely two months ago, 
Bowdoin has produced a team which has lost tout 
two games on its schedule and has earned the 
championship of the State. Most of the ball 
players have been putting all their time into the 
military, and have found time for practice only 
before breakfast or just before sunset. Platts- 
burg meant the loss of a catcher and third base- 
man and the coast patrol claimed a first string 
pitcher. Yet Coach Houser has worked a team 
into shape which has been one of the best Bow- 
doin teams in years, and the College is prouder 
than ever of the pennant which has been won. 
We realize, however, that Bowdoin is not the 
only college which has been affected by the war. 
The teams from Bates, Maine, and Colby had 
sent men into army and navy too, so that all were 
fighting on an even basis. Athletics should be 
continued in the College as long as there are men 
enough to compose the teams. 


The following paragraphs were taken from a 
letter recently received by a college friend from 
Stanley '18, who is with the Ambulance Corps 
in France. The letter is dated May seventh, 
"somewhere in France." 

"Am on duty at a post now\ but have no work 
for a few minutes, so thought I'd drop you a line. 
I am having a wonderfully interesting time and 
experience. As things look now, I may never be 
back in Brunswick again, as I may stay here till 
the end of the war, and I doubt if I finish up col- 
lege. It is going to break things all up for me 
every way. 

"We had two heavy attacks here last night 

and there was some shelling. The road we go 
over is shelled all the time, and yesterday when I 
came out here I had to wait 15 minutes the other 
side of the danger zone and then after a shell 
had burst, I opened up the jitney and came 
through as fast as possible. They fire a shell 
about every two minutes. I got by all right, but 
one burst behind me. Great fun dodging these 
shells that tear a hole six or eight feet deep and 
20 or 30 feet in diameter. I have taken eight 
rolls of pictures so far. They are not all extra 
good, but some came out fine. Will have a lot 

more before I get back 


Everett L. Stanley." 


Get your registration certificate and keep it 
with you always ! Safety first ! Men of conscrip- 
tion age, between 21 and 30 inclusive, are liable 
to arrest after June 5, registration day, if they 
cannot show the blue card which will be given 
upon registration. These cards are to be about 
the size of the regulation visiting card and end- 
less annoyance may be avoided by those of con- 
scription age, who have one ready to produce, if 
called upon. Enrollment for military service 
notifications to police officials all over the State 
ask them to instruct their officers to assist in ob- 
taining complete enrollment by holding up likely- 
looking young men and requiring them to show 
their certificates. 


The Freshmen's first step in their transition 
to Sophomores was celebrated on Friday evening. 
Meeting in front of the Chapel, they marched in 
a body to the Pastime where cheers,, yells, and 
songs were given. Returning later in the evening 
to the campus, the "army" made quick work of 
building a big fire, using portions of the athletic 
field fence, barrels and other available material. 

A lock step march through the Gymnasium, 
accompanied by much noise, concluded the eve- 
ning's celelbration. 

Efforts are being made to raise a full unit from 
Portland and vicinity for the Red Cross Ambu- 
lance Corps. To complete the enrollment, about 
25 or 30 more men are needed, medical or pre- 
medical students being preferred. Men who 
would be interested in this work may consult 
Dean Sills in regard to the opportunities offered 
and the qualifications necessary for ambulance 




At the annual meeting of the Association of 
New England Colleges for Conference on Ath- 
letics, held at the Boston City Club recently, it 
was decided that it is best to maintain athletic 
activities in the colleges to as great an extent as 
is consistent with proper military preparations. 
Various other phases of the situation brought 
about by the war, which reduced the number of 
colleges represented at the annual New England 
Intercollegiate track meet from 20 to seven this 
year, were discussed by delegates from the 18 col- 
leges represented at the conference. It was 
voted to authorize a committee to arrange for a 
plan to control more efficiently the finances of 
the New England Intercollegiate Athletic Asso- 

Lambda chapter of Zeta Psi held a dance at the 
chapter house last Thursday evening. The 
patronesses were Mrs. Frank B. Nichols of Bath 
and Mrs. Hartley C. Baxter of Brunswick. The 
guests were the Misses Verna L. Abbey, Eliza- 
beth Marsh, Dorothy Potts and Theresa Bisson 
of Skowhegan; Gertrude Turtle, Helen Bailey 
and Katherine Dow of Portland; Charlotte Hall 
and Dorothy Higgins of Bath ; Gwendolyn Saf- 
ford of Hallowell, and Marjorie Moulton of 
West Roxbury, Mass. The committee in charge 
consisted of Arthur H. McQuillan '18, Frank P. 
Babbitt '18, and Oliver G. Hall '20. 

Eta charge of Theta Delta Chi held an in- 
formal hop at the charge house, Thursday eve- 
ning, the patronesses being Mrs. Adeline A. Big- 
gers of Webster Groves, Mo., and Mrs. Francis 
T. Miller of Portland. The guests were the 
Misses Eleanor Palmer, Marion Harris, Margaret 
Hinds, Ruth Little, and Elizabeth Barton of 
Portland; Pauline Hatch of Bath; Eleanor Hunt 
of Brookline, Mass., and Dorothy Ellms of 
Auburn. The committee in charge were John T. 
Reynolds '18, William B. Parker '18, and Samuel 
B. Cousins '20. 


A tea and informal dance were held by the 
Bowdoin chapter of Delta Upsilon at ,the chapter 
house Thursday afternoon. The committee in 
charge was composed of J. Burton Stride '17, 
Franklin D. MacCormick '18, and E. Shepley 
Paul, 2nd, '19. The patronesses were Mrs. J. P. 
Freese of Framingham, Mass., and Mrs. James F. 
Albion of Portland. Among the young ladies 

present were the Misses Doris Stetson, Anna 
Morse and Phyllis Wyman of Bath; Grace 
Freese and Daisy MacCormick of Framingham, 
Mass.; Katherine Robinson of Wellesley Hills, 
Mass. ; Margaret Meader of Dover, N. H. ; Gert- 
rude Albion of Portland ; Hazel Goblb of Gar- 
diner ; Frances Coombs of Yarmouth ; Margaret 
Jordan of Auburn ; Ruth Ellms of Boston, and 
Mary Noyes of Topsham. 

Alpha Rho of Kappa Sigma entertained at the 
chapter house Thursday evening with an in- 
formal dance. The patronesses were Mrs. A. F. 
Dean of Portland, Mrs. J. A. Richan of Rock- 
land and Mrs. Frank M. Stetson of Brunswick. 
The young ladies present were the Misses Olive 
Nutter of Brunswick ; Irma Emerson, Josephine 
Swift and Blanche Lawless of Auburn; Hazel 
Studley, Margaret Cole, Eloise Danforth, Lucy 
Dean and Doris Glover of Portland ; Susan Mer- 
riam and Reina Blanchard of Yarmouth; Levina 
Moore and Olive Morrison of Ellsworth ; Marion 
Whitten of Saco ; Katherine Brown of Bidde- 
ford ; Doris McClellan of Damariscotta, and 
Margaret Ridlon of Gorham. 


The secretary of the Class of 1894 has just 
issued a directory of the class in a four page 
folder. Not only does the circular contain the 
important facts about each member of the class, 
but also of the members of the Faculty which 
instructed the class while it was in College. Of 
the 47 men who graduated in this class, there are 
now living 43, of whom 16 now reside in this 
State, 14 in Massachusetts, three each in New 
York and New Hampshire, two in Pennsylvania, 
and one each in Vermont, Connecticut, New Jer- 
sey, Indiana and North Carolina. Only five 
members are still unmarried, while a total of 
fifty-nine children have been born. Of the men 
on the Faculty in 1894, eight of the twenty-one 
are still at Bowdoin and five have passed away. 
Plans are already being started for the twenty- 
fifth anniversary of the graduation of the Class 
of 1894, and the committee in charge is composed 
of E. H. Sykes of New York City, C. A. Flagg 
of Bangor, R. H. Baxter of Brunswick, R. H. 
Hinkley of Boston and W. W. Thomas of 


At the coming Commencement the Class of 
1887 will observe the 30th anniversary of its 
graduation. Of the 29 graduates in this class, 



24 are now living. Born in Cumberland County 
were Mortimer H. Boutelle, Brunswick; William 
L. Gahan, Harpswell ; George W. Parsons, 
Brunswick, and Henry B. Skolfield, Brunswick. 
Boutelle now lives in Minneapolis, Gahan in 
Brunswick, Parsons in Medford, Mass., and 
Skolfield in Memphis, Tenn. Those who have 
passed away are Clarence B. Burleigh, Craig 
C. Choate, Charles F. Moulton, Fermer Pushor 
and Ivory H. Robinson. Among the most prom- 
inent members of this class are : Hon. Edward C. 
Plummer, Bath ; Professor Austin Cary, Port- 
land, Oregon ; Dr. Henry M. Moulton, Cumber- 
land Center, and Professor Charles J. Goodwin, 
Bethlehem, Pa. Other members who now reside 
in the State, are: Hon. Harry B. Austin of 
Phillips, Edward B. Burpee of Rockland, Free- 
man D. Derth of Dexter, Merton L. Kimball of 
Norway, John V. Lane of Augusta, Arthur W. 
Perkins of Farmington and Francis L. Talbot of 
East Machias. 

mitt m JFacultp 

Professor Mitchell delivered the graduation 
sermon to the 1917 class of Gould Academy at 
Bethel, last Sunday. 

On Monday afternoon Professor Mitchell at- 
tended a meeting of the Trustees of Bangor The- 
ological Seminary. 

Professor Woodruff preached at the Wood- 
fords Congregational Church a week ago. 

Professor Ham will give the course in ele- 
mentary Spanish next year, the hours being 8.30 
a. m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 

Advanced Italian will be given by Professor 
Brown next year, the recitations coming at 10.30 
a. m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 

Professor Mitchell is visiting a number of high 
schools and academies throughout the state this 

Three members of the Faculty figured in the 
recent annual elections of the Brunswick Dra- 
matic Club. Professor Burnett was elected pres- 
ident for the coming year, Professor Brown was 
selected for the executive committee, and Pro- 
fessor Moody becomes a member of the stage 

The Memorial Day address of Norridgewock- 
was delivered by Professor Mitchell. 

While on a trip to Riley Plantation last Thurs- 
day, with Professor Meserve, Professor Cope- 
land had the misfortune to dislocate his left 
shoulder and is now carrying the injured mem- 
ber in a sling. 

Dr. Whittier attended a meeting of the medi- 

cal division of the Department of Public Safety 
at Portland yesterday. 

Professor Davis visited Coburn Classical Insti- 
tute and Waterville High School recently. 

Professor Davis wrote a very interesting arti- 
cle entitled "The Teaching of English Compo- 
sition" for the last issue of the English Journal. 

Professor Woodruff preached at the Second 
Parish Congregational Church, in Portland, last 


The Class of 1897 will observe its 20th anniver- 
sary during Commencement Week, and, in ac- 
cordance with a custom that has long prevailed, 
the marshal of the procession on Thursday, June 
21, will be selected from this class. Graduating 
59 men 20 years ago, death has dealt lightly with 
them, as 56 are living. The young men who 
entered with this class from Cumberland County 
were : Cecil L. Blake, New Gloucester : Eugene 
L. Bodge, South Windham; Alfred P. Cook, 
Portland; Philip W. Davis, Portland; Frederick 
H. Dole, Gorham; Clark B. Eastman, West Gor- 
ham; Daniel W. Elliot, Brunswick; Henry Gil- 
man, Scarboro ; Thomas C. Keohan, Westbrook ; 
David D. Spear, Freeport; Joseph S. Stetson, 
Brunswick. Of these Mr. Spear died at East- 
hampton, Mass., in 1904. Blake lives in South 
Portland, Bodge in Portland, Davis in Portland. 
Dole in Medford, Mass., Eastman in New York 
City, Elliot in Boston, Gilman in Portland, Keo- 
han in Somerville, Mass., and Stetson in Bruns- 
wick. The other two members of this class who 
have passed away were George S. Bean and Ben- 
jamin J. Fitz. 

Among the members of this class are Pro- 
fessors Joseph W. Hewitt of Wesleyan College. 
Middletown, Conn., and Harry M. Varrell of 
Simmons College, Boston. Rev. John H. Quint, 
D.D., of Chelsea, Mass., was for a number of 
years pastor of the Church on the Hill, 



Union Board meeting at the Union. 
Registration for draft. 


Final examinations of the Medical School begin. 


Final examinations of the College begin. 


4. oop. m. Baccalaureate Sermon at the Church 
on the Hill. 




8.00 p. m. Alexander Prize Speaking, Memorial 


10.00 A. m. Class Day exercises of 1917. 
2.00 p. m. Meeting of Trustees, Hubbard Hall. 
7.00 p. m. Meeting of Overseers, Hubbard Hall. 
9.00 p. m. Senior dance in the Gymnasium. 


I. oo a. m. Annual meeting of Alpha Chapter, 
Phi Beta Kappa, Hubbard Hall. 

n.oo a. m. Baseball, Alumni vs. Varsity, Whit- 
tier Field. 

1.30 p. m. Annual meeting of Alumni Associ- 

2.30 p. m. Annual meeting of the class secre- 

2.30 p. m. Dedication of Dudley Coe Memorial 

3.00 p. m. Drill by Bowdoin Battalion, Whittier 

7.00 p. m. Band concert. 


10.30 a. m. Commencement exercises, Church on 
the Hill. 

f>n tfte Campus 

• The period of "mid-night oil" begins this week. 

Finals in English 4 were held last Thursday. 

The heavy linoleum is being laid on the Infirm- 
ary floors. 

Final examinations begin next Thursday morn- 
ing at 8.30. 

Have you received your certificate of registra- 
tion for the draft yet ? 

Oliver '17 has recently enlisted in the 10th 
Company, M. C. A„ N. G. 

There are to be two more issues of the Orient 
before the annual summer vacation. 

Th? Freshman bon-fire Friday evening was a 
success. The settlement follows soon ! 

Albion '18 and Coburn "19 have withdrawn 
from the Alexander Prize Speaking Contest. 
_ York '20 has left College to enter the employ 
of the DuPont Powder Company at Louviers, 

O'Connor '18 has been acting as assistant in 
chemistry since Little '17 was called into the 
radio service. 

If war lays as heavy a toll on Bowdoin men as 
it is now thought, Winthrop Hall will not be 
opened next fall. 

Quite a number of sub-freshmen have been on 
the campus during the past week, taking the 
entrance examinations. 

Dr. Gerrish's publication on "Sex Hygiene" has 
recently been distributed among the members of 
the Intensive Company. 

Cards have been received announcing the ap- 
proaching wedding on June 25th, of Flynt "17 
and Miss Marian K. Fisher of Augusta. 

Present indications point to an entering class 
of about one hundred men next fall, with a total 
enrollment of between 200 and 300 students. 

Bowdoin entrance examinations were given 
last Thursday, Friday and Saturday at about 30 
preparatory schools as well as at the College. 

The medics and pre-medics have recently re- 
ceived instructions from Dr. Whittier relative to 
their continuing work during the coming year. 

Mosher '19 is a corporal in the Reserve Engin- 
eers Corps, and is drilling in New York in prep- 
aration to sailing for France in the near future. 

A shipment of books from Leipzig, Germany, 
has just been received at the Library. Thev were 
shipped April 5, 1916, and have since been held 
by the British Government. 

Entrance examinations were conducted at the 
Dean's office last Thursday, Friday and Satur- 
day for the benefit of the local candidates for 
admission to the Class of 1921. 

According to all appearances, a small party of 
dancers was served with light refreshments at 
the Treasurer's office last Friday evening during 
the intermission of the Ivy Hop. 

Work on the new dormitory has been sus- 
pended for nearly two weeks owing to the in- 
ability to secure outside bricks. As soon as this 
material can be secured work will toe resumed. 

Final examinations in the Medical School will 
extend from June 6 to 15. The present Junior 
class will hold continuous session during the 
summer and will complete their Senior work in 

The first Bowdoin Bugle was published in July, 
1858, in newspaper form and sold for four cents 
per copy. It appeared semi-annually until 1871, 
when the Orient was published. It became a 
Junior publication in 1875. 

Donnell '18 and Ripley '18, who are members 
of the Ordnance Department of the Maine Na- 
tional Guard, have been discharged from the 
Plattsburg Training Camp, and returned to their 
homes in this town last week. 

The Ivy issue of the Orient was delayed some- 
what by failure to receive the cuts for the inser- 
tion in time from the printers of the Bugle. 
making it necessary to run off an early edition 
for the visitors at Ivy before the entire issue was 

The Triangular Debating League, consisting" 
of Bowdoin, Hamilton and Weslevan has been 


dissolved, but relations between Bowdoin and 
Wesleyan will probably be continued. Bowdoin 
has recently received a challenge from George- 
town University of Washington, D. C. 

Among the men who were on the campus for 
Ivy Day were W. W. Woodman '88, Ireland '16, 
Leadbetter '16, Richardson '16, D. Q. Burleigh 
'17, Crosby '17, Kent '17, Little '17, Sampson '17, 
Clark '18, Freese '18, A. S. Gray '18, Haskell '18, 
Sloggett '18, Sutcliffe '18, J. W. Thomas '18, H. 
A. Young '18, L. A. Burleigh '19, Butterfield '19, 
P. R. Leeoh '19, W. C. Merrill '19, O. Moses '20, 
Sewall '20, Keene ex-'ij and Moulton e.r-'iS. 

alumni l3otes 

'78. — Barrett Potter writes an article, "The 
Privilege of Crime," in the March number of 
The Maine Law Revieiv. 

'78. — The handsome yacht Kanawha, owned 
by Hartley C. Baxter of Brunswick, has been 
taken over by the government and assigned to 
coast patrol work in the New York district. 

'94. — Rev. Trelawney C. Chapman has recent- 
ly resigned his pastorate at Bethel, and become 
pastor of the Foss Street Methodist Church of 

'97. — James E. Rhodes, 2d, class secretary, has 
published the address list of the class, dated 
June, 1917. The committee is making big plans 
for its twentieth reunion. 

01 and M-'o7.— Dr. Paul S. Hill and Dr. 
David E. Dolloff of Biddeford, who are members 
of the Medical Officers' Reserve Corps, recently 
received orders to proceed to Fort Benjamin at 
Harrison, Ind. It is understood that they will 
soon be ordered to France for duty. Dr. Hill 
graduated from Bowdoin College in 1901 and 
from George Washington University Medical 
School in 1906. Dr. Dolloff graduated from 
Bowdoin Medical School in 1907. 

'09. — Dr. Oramel H. Stanley who has been 
attached to the army hospital at Del Rio, Texas, 
was ordered recently to the post hospital at Fort 
Constitution, Portsmouth, N. H., where he 
arrived last week. 

'09. — Professor Max P. Gushing of Reed Col- 
lege, Portland, Ore., is to teach two courses in 
the Columlbia University Summer School, one 
upon the "History of the Intellectual Class in 
Europe," and the other upon "Eighteenth Cen- 
tury Philosophy in France." 

'11. — Dr. Harrison L. Robinson of Bangor was 
recently commissioned first lieutenant in the Med- 
ical Officers' Reserve Corps. 



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Upper left: William DeWUt Hyde Hall. Lower left: Main entrance to the Dudley Coe Memorial Infirmary. 
Upper right: Another view of the Infirmary, showing the veranda. Lower right: The Infirmary as seen from 
the distance. 




There are at present 163 Bowdoin men in mili- 
tary service in the great war. This total in- 
cludes alumni, undergraduates and two pro- 

Fourteen different arms of the service are rep- 
resented in the United States and in France. The 
Reserve Officers' Training Camps claim the most 
men. with /$. The Coast Patrol, "The Mosquito 
Fleet," is next with 34, and the Amlbulance 
Corps in France comes third with 13. It is be- 
lieved that, considering its size, Bowdoin is doing 
as well as any college in the country in sending 
her sons to the colors. The men are distributed 
in the service in the following branches : 

Reserve Officers' Training Camps. — C. E. Al- 
len '17. H. A. Andrews '12, G. W. Bacon '15, 
Prof. H. C. Bell, Charles Bingham '17, E. H. 
Blanchard '17, W. W. Blanchard '19, R. E. 
B'odurtha '15, E. H. Bond '17, B. P. Bradford '17, 

C. A. Brown '14, C. R. Bull '13, H. H. Burton 
'09, E. C. Call '18, L. H. Cate '20, S. P. Chase '05, 
S. W. Chase '14, R. E. Clark '01, G. E. Colbath 
ex-'ij, A. R. Cole '14, P. F. Crane '17, Robert 
Creighton e.r-'i8, A. P. Cushman '13, R. E. Davi- 
son '17, L. A. Donahue '14, E. A. Drapeau '16, G. 
F. Eaton '14, C. W. W. Field e.r-'i5, R. E. Foss 
'12, C. R. Foster '18, C. A. Hall '16, S. L. Han- 
son 'iS, F. D. Hazeltine '18, A. F. Head '16, B. 

D. Holt '13, G. W. Howe '11, Laurence Irving 
'16, P. M. Johnson '18, J. B. Matthews '18, L. G. 
Means '12, R. R. Melloon '15, A. S. Merrill '14, 
Howard Patrick '19, L. D. Pettingill '16, D. W. 
Philbrick '17, M. B. Phipps ^-'04, D. W. Pierce 
'17, L. A. Pierce '05, T. L. Pierce '98, S. T. Pike 
'13, P. H. Pope '14, W. A. Powers '06, D. C. 
Roper. Jr. '18, C. K. Ross '17, C. L. Russell '14, 
J. R. Sandford '18, Daniel Saunders '13, Loyall 
Sewall ex-' 17, P. S. Smith '15, A- J- Somes '11, 
H. M. Somers ex-15, R. B. Soule ex-'i5, E. B. 
Stackpole '00, R. W. Sullivan '11, R. W. Swift 
'17, C. B. Timlberlake '12, E. B. Tuttle '13, Neal 
Turtle '14, Prof. T. C. Van Cleve, H. A. White 
'12, H. S. White '17, F. W. Willey '17, P. L. 
Wing '15, M. A. Wood '18,-73. 

Coast Patrol, U. S. Navy.— J. L. Badger '20, A. 
R. Bartlett '20, D. Q. Burleigh '17, C. A. Butter- 
field '19, J. F. Clark '19, P. D. Crockett '20, C. 
H. Cros'by '17, W. W. Curtis, Jr. '20, R. C. Farn- 
ham '19, R. L. Flanders '20, J. B. Freese '18, L. 
M. Friedman '19, A. S. Gray '18, T- B. Ham '19, 
H. C. Haskell '18, Ralph Irving '19, P. G. Kent 
'17, P. R. Leech '19, Laurence McCulloch '19, R. 

E. MacDonald '18. Laurence McElwee '20, J. S. 
McPartland '20, W. F. Martin '19, Oliver Moses, 
3d '20, D. L. Noyes '20 (ensign), C. P. Rhoads 

'20, G. A. Safford, Jr. '19, A. C. Savage '19, 
Arthur Sewall, 2d '20, J. B. Sloggett '18, M. A. 
Sutcliffe '17, J. W. Thomas '18, R. R. Tibbetts 
M-'oi, H. A. Young '18,-34. 

American Amlbulance Field Service in France. 
— G. H. Allen '20, R. T. Burr '20, L. O. Colter 
'18, Whitney Coom'bs '18, N. E. Daggett '18, J. 
R. Edwards, Jr. '18, J. R. Houghton '20, K. A. 
McNaughton '17, H. T. Mooers '18, W. B. Par- 
ker '18, H. Y. Saxon '20, E. L. Stanley '18, T. R. 
Stearns '18, — 13. 

Maine Coast Artillery Corps. — G. E. Fogg '02 
(Captain), A. J. Boratis '19, O. S. Donnell '18, 
Glenn Farmer '18, F. T. Garland '14, P. E. 
Graves '19, G. E. Kern '12 (Lieutenant), E. C. 
Moran, Jr. '17, W. P\ Nute '17, J. C. Oliver '17.7 
R. M. Pennell '09, W. L. Ripley '18, J. A. Slo- 
cum '13 (Captain), W. E. Walker '18, K. A. 
Woodman '17 and W. P. Woodman '16, — 16. 

Other N. G. Companies. — W. M. Fay '19, J. 
G. Finn '05, J. W. Frost '04, G. E. Greeley, Jr. 
'17, H. M. Hayes '14, H. B. McLaughlin '10, J. 
D. Merriman '92, A. O. Moulton cx-'i&, D. C. 
Munro '03, J. P. O'Donnell c.i--'i8, S. W. Pierce 
'11, — 11. 

Regular Army. — Second Lieut. C. F. Hough- 
ton ex-'x$, First Lieut. H. E. Marr '05, W. E. 
Robinson' 10, Second. Lieut. W. E. Philoon'05, 
Second Lieut. J. L. Scott <?a--'i8, and O. H. Stan- 
ley '09, — 6. 

Surgeons in France — W. E. Leighton 'qs, F. 
A. Smith '12, H. G. Tobey '06, H. W. Woodward 

Medical Officers' Reserve Corps. — D. E. Dol- 
loff M-'o7, P. S. Hill '01, H. L. Robinson '11,-3. 

Medical Corps, Second Me. Reg — W. C. Mer- 
rill '19, G. L. Pratt '01, — 2. 

Aviation Corps. — C. M. Pike '17 and J. J. Sul- 
livan '20. 

U. S. Radio Service. — L. A. Burleigh, Jr. '19, 
and N. C. Little '17. 

Quartermaster's Reserve Corps. — O. L. Evans 
'16, and C. C. Maguire '17. 


As the result of competitive examinations on 
May 8th, under the direction of Senator Hale of 
Maine, two former students of the College were 
named as candidates for the U. S. Naval Acad- 
emy at Annapolis. Harry M. Schwartz cx-ig, 
and Francis A. Ford cx-'20, both of Portland, 
were two of the five successful men who were 
appointed as candidates for the two vacancies 
at Senator Hale's disposal. Shwartz was named 
as a principal and Ford as first alternate. 




Prayer, The Rev. E. M. Cousens 

Address, Dr. Myles Standish 

Response for the Building Committee, 

Franklin Conant Payson, Esq. 
Address, Mr. Charles Collens 

Address of Acceptance, 

President William DeWitt Hyde 


Uses of the Infirmary, 

Dr. Frank Nathaniel Whittier 


The Infirmary will be open for inspection from 
9 to 12 a. m. and from 3 to 5 p. M. 

ager MacCormick '18, Needelman '18. Pendleton 
'18, Woodman '18, Finn '19, McPherson '19, Cook 
'20 and Delehanty '20. 


The war situation at the outbreak of the base- 
ball season, cost the team the services of Savage 
and Butterfield, both of whom were veterans 
from last year's pitching staff. The brunt of the 
pitching has since been borne by Pendleton and 
Lannon. When the appointments to Plattsburg 
were announced, two more of the best players' 
services were lost for the remainder of the sched- 
ule. These two men included not only the first- 
string catcher and third baseman, but the captain 
as well, leaving two large holes to be filled in the 
infield. Captain Bradford and Donnell were the 
two men who were called away to training camp, 
and their places were filled by shifting Chapman 
from first base to catcher, and Needelman from 
second to third. First and second bases were 
then covered by McPherson and Cook, respec- 

The annual trip through Massachusetts and 
the other New England states resulted in one 
victory, one defeat and one tie game, and gave 
the first intimation to the students at large that a 
championship baseball, team was in the making. 
The first game of the trip resulted in a tie with 
W.esleyan, followed the next day by a win from 
Springfield Y. M. C. A. College. The trip ended 
on the 14th of April with the first of the two 
defeats of the season, that at Amherst. 

The annual Patriot's Day game with Bates at 
Lewiston was won by the largest score of the 
season, 13 to 8, all, the pitchers being freely hit. 
The next four games were also victories for the 
White, giving the team the lead in the State 
series, which her defeat at Orono on May 26th 
did not take away. The season closed with two 
more wins from Bates, giving Bowdoin a clear 
claim for the State championship. 

The men who received their baseball letters 
this year are: Captain Bradford '17, Acting Cap- 
tain Phillips '17, Chapman '17, Donnell '18, Man- 


Owing to the lack of brick for the new dor- 
mitory, work on the construction of the building 
has been practically suspended for some time. 
A little progress has been made on the interior 
and the ground plan of the dormitory can now be 
seen, the rooms having been partitioned off. The 
masonry has reached only slightly above the sec- 
ond floor and but little joining has been done 
there. It is expected that the necessary material 
will arrive within a few days and the construc- 
tion will again be rapidly under way. 


Battle conditions were simulated for the first 
time in the drill of the battalion last Wednesday 
afternoon, and the entire two hours' exercises 
were carried on in the open and in the brush, 
largely in extended formation such as would be 
used in actual combat. Open order work was prac- 
ticed with the rifles and charges were made by 
the several companies upon an imaginary enemy. 
The first drill field had to be abandoned after the 
battalion had put to flight a cow which was 
tethered there, and the patrol sent to recapture 
the runaway animal had a difficult task in return- 
ing it to the owner. 

Part of the uniforms sent here by the Army 
have arrived, but have not yet been issued, it 
having been thought advisable to wait until the 
equipment for all the men arrives. The rifles 
which were received about two weeks ago, were 
issued in time for Memorial Day and were car- 
ried by the members of the battalion in the 
parade in the afternoon. 

The men in the intensive course of training 
have been spending considerable time upon the 
State range, about half a mile from the campus, 
where they have been engaged in target practice. 
The intensive men will be kept in College until 
the 21st of June, and the students in the general 
course will be required to stay until the 13th, 
which is the last day of final examinations, and 
they will be asked to remain for Commencement 
week, in order that the battalion may put on ex- 
ercises which would not be. possible with only the 
intensive men present. Among other things it 
is hoped that a mock battle between two com- 
panies armed with blank cartridges can be staged 
during the week of Commencement, and a bat- 
talion drill will be held on Wednesday afternoon, 
the 20th, on Whittier Field. 

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Published every Tuesday of the Collegiate 

Year by The Bowdoin Publishing 


In the Interests of the Students of 


Robert G. Albion, 1918, Editor-in-Chief 

Clyde E. Stevens, 1919, 

Managing Editor 

department and associate editors 

William Congreve, Jr., 1920 On the Campus 
Philip E. Goodhue, 1920, Alumni 

Ronald B. Wadsworth, 1920, With the Faculty 

Whitney Coombs, 1918 

Franklin D. MacCormick, 1918 

Bela W. Norton, 1918 

Gerald S. Joyce, 1918 

Louis W. Doherty, 1919 

Stanley M. Gordon, 1920 

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

All communications regarding subscriptions 
should be addressed to the Business Manager of 
the Bowdoin Publishing Co. Subscriptions, $2.00 
per year, in advance. Single copies, 10 cents. 


Gerald S. Joyce, 1918, Business Manager 

Gordon S. Hargraves, 1919, Assistant Manager 
James E. Vance, 1919, Assistant Manager 

Vol. XLV1I. JUNE 12, 191 7 No. 10 

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

The Disputed Championship 

Quibbling ewer a baseball championship in a 
time when questions of so much greater im- 
portance are before every college man, seems 
rather trivial, yet the title which Bowdoin 
claimed last week has been questioned and in the 
opinion of the college, it should be defended. 
Bowdoin athletics have been ever free from any 
taint of professionalism and we regret that the 
college becomes involved in this question of in- 
eligibility. It is with a clear conscience, how- 
ever, that Bowdoin still claims the championship 

of Maine. When Lannon was entered in the 
early games of the season, it was believed that 
he had violated no eligibility rules, or the college 
would never have entered him. Not until one 
minute before the first game with the University 
of Maine was his status questioned, and even 
then, Bowdoin believed that the records at St. 
Anselms would entitle him to play. No other 
college has protested his appearance in the box, 
and therefore, only the protest of the University 
of Maine will be regarded as valid. 

Bowdoin did not play Colby knowing that the 
pitcher for the White was not entitled to play, or 
he would never have been announced in the bat- 
tery for the day. The game however was played 
and no protest made at the time, and since then, 
also, a defeat with an equally large margin was 
inflicted on Colby with another pitcher in the 
box. We have actually won five -games and lost 
one. The other claimant has won four and lost 
two. Omitting the protested Maine game, Bow- 
doin still has a one game lead, and while the col- 
lege regrets that it has been represented by one 
who is ineligible by state college rules, the game 
in question was played with both colleges believ- 
ing that he had a right to pitch, and while the 
state championship is a mythical, indefinite affair 
at the best, Bowdoin maintains its claim to the 

Waif until June 20 

Again we urge the men taking the general 
course in the R. O. T. C. to remain on the cam- 
pus until Commencement Day. They are re- 
quired to stay only until tomorrow, but with the 
new military program which has been outlined 
for the remainder of the week, these men will 
have a chance to participate in conditions which 
resemble those at Plattsburg. The trench dig- 
ging, the marching, and the sham battles under 
the direction of Captain White and Sergeant Coy 
will provide a fascinating week-end. There will 
be an opportunity for practice on the rifle range 
which has been reserved principally for the in- 
tensive men until now. The military work up 
to this time in the general course has been that 
of the drill ground, and the men should heartily 
welcome this opportunity to have the real war 
game while we have these regular army officers 
with us. The whole college is anxious that the 
battalion make a good appearance before the 
alumni next week, but this cannot be done with 
a single meager company. With academic work 
ut of the way the military work of the coming 
week will be a pleasure and will amply repay the 
;hort postponement of the summer vacation. 



During the past week a number of Bowdoin 
students and alumni have enlisted in the local 
militia company known officially as the loth 
Company, Maine Coast Artillery, N. G. The 
commanding officer, Capt. John A. Slocum, was 
a graduate of Bowdoin in 1913, and he succeeded 
another Bowdoin captain, Willis E. Roberts- '07, 
who resigned several months ago. George C. 
Kern '12 has been detailed here from one of the 
Portland companies, as second lieutenant in the 
10th Company. 

Among the ranks of the company are a num- 
ber of Bowdoin men who have recently enlisted, 
most of them also taking the intensive work 
under the R. O. T. C. Up to the present time a 
total of fourteen Bowdoin men have joined this 
company, the following being rated at present as 
privates : Robert M. Pennell '09, Francis T. Gar- 
land '14, E. Robert Little '16, Willard P. Wood- 
man '16, Jerry D. Glidden '17, E. Carleton Moran 
'17. W. Percy Nute '17, James C. Oliver '17, 
Glenn Farmer '18, William E. Walker '18, Karl 
A. Woodman '18 and Andrew J. Boratis ex-'ig. 
Aside from the men in the 10th Company, sev- 
eral students are enlisted in the Ordnance De- 
partment and Hospital Corps, and will be called 
to active duty at the same time as those listed 


The managers and assistant managers for the 
major sports were being elected yesterday after- 
noon as the Orient went to press, too late to 
announce the results in this issue. The men who 
received nominations were as follows: 

Baseball— For manager, Cole and F. B. Mor- 
rison from 1919 ; for assistant manager, McWil- 
liams and P. W. Smith from 1920. 

Track — For _ manager, Mahoney and D. H. 
Tebbetts from 191 9; for assistant manager, L. 
W. Brown and O. G. Hall from 1920. 

Tennis — For manager, Hargraves and McGor- 
rill from 1919; for assistant manager, A. W. Hall 
and E. P. Rounds from 1920. 

The football manager and assistant manager 
will be elected next fall after the close of the 
football season, as is customary. 


It is interesting to note that of the elective 
courses offered in College, Government 1 and 2 
are the most commonly chosen, being elected this 
year by 109. Mathematics 1 and 2 come next 
with 101, while Philosophy and Economics I and 
2, have 82 and jy, respectively. Math. 8 en- 

rolled only one member. 

Biology and German are the most popular 
majors, each subject being chosen by 31 ; Chem- 
istry with 25 comes next. Four are majoring in 
Philosophy and Psychology. Among the sub- 
jects available for minors, German is the most 
popular, there being 80 electing it. Economics 
follows next with 68. Italian and Music have 
each one supporter. 


At a meeting of the 1919 Bugle Board at the 
Theta Delta Chi house last Tuesday night, Co- 
burn was elected editor-in-chief ; Hargraves, bus- 
iness manager; and Higgins, assistant business 
manager. Angus is the art editor and the asso- 
ciate editors are Foulke, Gardner, E. M. Gray, 
Haynes, Mahoney, Perkins, C. E. Stevens, and 

The Union Board of Governors has announced 
the appointment of the five attendants and three 
alternates for next year. The following men 
were successful applicants: Cole '19, Farrar '19, 
Sawyer '19, Clapham '20 and Harris '20. The 
alternates are Flynn '19, B. S. P. Jones '20 and 
E. P. Rounds '20. 

Won Lost 

Bowdoin 4 I 

Colby 4 2 

Maine 2 2 

Bates o 5 


axaitft m jFacultp 

Professor Burnett recently attended the re- 
union of his class at Amherst. 

The engagement of Miss Gertrude Albion, 
daughter of Rev. and Mrs. James F. Albion of 
Portland, to Mr. MacCormick, was announced 
last Friday. 

Professor Ham was one of the four speakers 
at the big Liberty Loan mass meeting in Port- 
land City Hall last Saturday evening. 

Professor Mitchell delivered the graduation 
sermons to the graduating classes of Turner 
High School and Bridgton Academy last Sunday, 
speaking at Turner in the morning, and at North 
Bridsfton in the afternoon. 

Dn toe Campus 

P. C. Young '18 was elected captain of the ten- 
nis team last week. 



A. D. Holbrook '19 enlisted in the Second 
Maine Infantry at Augusta last week. 

DeMott '18 and Campbell '20 have recently 
been initiated into the Beta Chi Fraternity. 

Ranks for the second semester will be sent out 
from the Dean's office the first of next week. 

Students are requested to see that all library 
books are returned, before leaving College for 

A picture, of Bowdoin's championship baseball 
team appeared in the Boston Sunday Globe for 
June third. 

Howard ex-'iS, was on the campus recently. 
He plans to return as a student in the Medical 
School next fall. 

W. H. Lane '18 has left College to enter the 
employ of the Fore River Shipbuilding Corpora- 
tion at Quincy, Mass. 

Plans are fast nearing completion for the oc- 
cupancy of the new chapter house of the Beta 
Chi Fraternity next fall. 

At a meeting of the athletic council last Mon- 
day evening, letters were awarded for the spring 
baseball and tennis work. 

During the last year 6,259 books have been 
borrowed at the library. The most for any one 
month was 969, in January. 

P. B. Sturgis '19 has enlisted in the Aviation 
Service and will report in September to the train- 
ing school at San Diego, Cal. 

The campus paths have been receiving a treat- 
ment from the edge cutters during the past week, 
preparatory to Commencement. 

Of the student body 37 per cent are rooming 
at fraternity houses. Delta Upsilon, with 21, 
has the most of any one house. 

The water throwing in Maine and Winthrop 
for the last few days was rivaled only by the 
cloudburst that accompanied the thunder shower 
last Friday evening. 

Tomorrow will be the last clay that the mem- 
bers of the general course in Military Training 
will be required to drill, although it is requested 
that as many as can do so will remain for Com- 

Freshmen should bear in mind the fact that a 
little item entitled "Repairs" is very likely to 
appear upon their term bills for the second 
semester. A portion of the new fence on Whit- 
tier Field has been furnished by that class — by 

A third unit of Bowdoin men left last week for 
France where they will drive ambulances for the 

next six months. The last contingent to leave, 
consisted of W. Coombs '18, J. E. Gray '18, Par- 
ker '18, Stearns '18, Greene '19, G. H. Allen '20, 
Burr '20, and G. G. Houston '20. 

The final issue of the Orient for 1916-17 will 
be known as the Commencement Num'ber and 
will be published under the date of June 21st. 
Students wishing to . have their copy forwarded 
to them at their homes should give their address 
to the business manager, Joyce '18, or the as- 
sistant, Hargraves '19. 

No track letters were awarded this year, except 
to Manager Walker and to the members of last 
fall's cross country team, composed of Captain 
Fillmore '17, Crane '17, Mosher '19, Cleaves '20 
and Noyes '20. Tennis letters were awarded to 
Captain Flynt '17 and Manager Norton '18. The 
matter of letters for the fencing team has not 
yet been decided upon by the Athletic Council. 



4.00 p. m. Baccalaureate Sermon at the Church 
on the Hill. 


8.00 P. m. Alexander Prize Speaking, Memorial 


10.00 A. m. Class Day exercises of 1917. 
2.00 p. m. Meeting of Trustees, Hubbard Hall. 
7.00 p. m. Meeting of Overseers, Hubbard Hall. 
9.00 p. m. Senior dance in the Gymnasium. 


I. oo a. m. Annual meeting of Alpha Chapter, 
Phi Beta Kappa, Hubbard Hall. 

n.oo a. m. Baseball, Alumni vs. Varsity, Whit- 
tier Field. 

1.30 p. m. Annual meeting of Alumni Associ- 

2.00 p. m. Dedication of Dudley Coe Memorial 

2.30 p. m. Annual meeting of the class secre- 

3.00 p. m. Drill bv Bowdoin Battalion, Whittier 

7.00 p. m. Band concert. 


10.30 a. m. Commencement exercises, Church on 
the Hill. 




Formerly a member of the Class of 1918, and now 
stationed at Fortress Monroe, Va. 

alumni i3otes 

'58. — At a recent memorial service by General 
Burnside Post of the Grand Army of the Repub- 
lic at Washington, D. C, resolutions of sorrow 
were passed for the death of General Ellis Spear, 
who died at St. Petersburg, Florida, April 3, 
1917. General Spear was a member and past 
commander of Burnside Post, and in addition 
to 'the resolutions, an extended paper was read at 
the service relating to the military, professional 
and other phases of his career. 

The paper was contributed by several of his 
comrades in arms and fby intimate friends con- 
versant with his walk in life. Among the latter 
contributors was Mr. Horace M. Jordan, a class- 
mate, and the only surviving member of the 
Class of '58, out of six former residents of Wash- 
ington. Mr. Jordan was asked to write of Gen- 
eral Spear's student and social life, and the fol- 
lowing excerpt is taken from the published 
paper : 

"He was the best loved man in his college class, 
from freshman to senior year, and one of the 
most popular and respected men in the entire 
student body of Bowdoin College. No man ever 
saw a frown on his face. His infectious good 
nature and tactful skill stopped many a petty 

quarrel among his associates that might have 
grown into feuds. 

"Ranking among the foremost in scholarship 
and general ability, he easily became a leader in 
all the literary, social and semi-puMic activities 
of the College. In his senior year he was almost 
invariably called upon to preside at the more 
important student meetings. The late Thomas 
Brackett Reed, two classes below us in College, 
once said to the writer — a close friend — 'With all 
due respect to you and your classmates, Spear is 
the best man you've got.' And no one felt dis- 
posed to dispute his declaration. 

"The qualities of mind and heart possessed by 
General Ellis Spear — his fine legal attainments 
and upright conduct in life, with a never failing 
kindness toward his fellows, commanded the ad- 
miration and loyal attachment of every one with 
whom he came in contact. A well known bank 
official and intimate associate said of him, 'Gen- 
eral Spear was born an honest, able man and 
could not, if he tried, be otherwise.' His com- 
panions-in-arms tell of his gallantry on the battle 
field, even as history tells of the cool courage of 
his revolutionary ancestors, while his college 
mates and intimate friends simply loved him 
from the beginning to the end. There can be no- 
doubt of the truth of the old adage as applied to 
him : 'The lives of such men make for a better 
world.' " 

'11. — The marriage ceremony of Miss Mary 
Eulalia Duddy and John J. Devine, both of Port- 
land, took place May 29th at the bishop's private 
dhapel in Portland, the Right Rev. Louis S. 
Walsh officiating. 

'11. — Miss Madeline Lord and Fred R. Lord 
of Augusta were married May 24th at the home 
of Mr. and Mrs. George E. Macomber in 
Augusta. Rev. Paul S. Phelan officiated at the 
ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Lord will reside at 50 
Winthrop Street, Augusta. 

'12. — The marriage is announced on May 26, 
of Grace Estelle Appleby, daughter of Mrs. Nel- 
lie M. Apple'by of Attleboro, Mass., and Lendalt 
D. Lincoln. 

'14. — On May 31, Charles H. Bickford iof 
South Portland married Miss Lucy Isatielle Weir. 
The couple will reside at Loveitt's Field for the 

'15. — Alvah B. Stetson, until recently con- 
nected with the American Express Company at 
New York City, has joined the Coast Patrol and 
is now in active service along the New York 



'15. — On Friday of last week, the engagement 
of Miss Katherine Hall, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. George Warren Hall of Portland, to Harold 
Verrill of Portland, was announced. 

His Own Medicine 

The president of the university had dark circles 
under his eyes, his cheek was pallid ; his lips were 
trembling; he wore a hunted expression. 

"You look ill," said his wife. "What is wrong, 

"Nothing much," he replied, "but IT had a 
fearful dream last night and I feel this morning 
as if I — as if I — " It was evident that his nervous 
system was shattered. 

"What was the dream?" asked his wife. 

"I — I — dreamed the trustees required that — 
that I should — that I should pass the freshman 
examination for — admission," sighed the presi- 
dent. — Ex. 

Reporter — And in what state were you born, 
Professor Psychoff ? 

Professor (learnedly) — Unless my recollection 
fails me, young man — in the state of ignorance. 

Reporter (scribbling) — Ah, yes, to be sure — 
and how long have you lived there, Professor? — 

She — I never could see much in these shadow 
skirts to cause so much comment. 

He — Ah, yes, my dear ; but you don't look at 
them in the risrht li^ht. — Ex. 

Harvard Dental School 

A Department of Harvard 

Graduates of Secondary Schools admit- 
ted without examination provided 
they have taken required subjects 

Modern buildings and equipment. 4 

years course begins September, 1917. 

Degree of D. M. D. Catalog. 

Eugene H. Smith, D.M.D., Dean 
Boston, Mass. 



School and College Work a Specialty 

12 Lisbon Street, Lewis ton, Maine 
Boston University 


II Ashburton Place, Bos-ton 

The purpose of the school is to give 
the student such training in the princi- 
ples of the law and such equipment in 
the technique of the profession as will 
best prepare him for active practice 
wherever the English system of law pre- 
vails. The course of study for the LL.B. 
degree occupies three full school years. 
For those who have received this degree 
from this or any other reputable school 
of law the degree of LL. M. may be re- 
ceived on the completion of a one year's 
resident attendance under the direction 
of Melville M. Bigelow. Special scholar- 
arships ($50 per year) are awarded to 
college graduates. For catalog, address 


The Bowdoin 
Medical School 

10 Deering Street Portland, Maine 





NO. 11 


Sunday, June ly 

The Baccalaureate Sermon by President Hyde 
in the Church on the Hill at 4 P. m. 
Monday, June 18 

The Alexander Prize Speaking in Memorial 
Hall at 8 p. m. 
Tuesday, June 19 

Class Day exercises in Memorial Hall at 10 a. 
m., and under the Thorndike Oak at 3 p. m. 

The Commencement Hop 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 20 

Baseball Game, Alumni vs. 'Varsity, on Whit- 
tier Field at 10 a. m. 

Annual meeting of the Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha 
of Maine, in the Alumni Room, Hubbard Hall, at 

II A. M. 

Annual meeting of the Alumni Association in 
the Bowdoin Union at 1.30 p. M., preceded by buf- 
fet lunch at 12.30. 

Dedication of the Dudley Coe Memorial In- 
firmary at 2 p. m. 

Annual meeting of the Class Secretaries in the 
Chemical Lecture Room at 2.30 p. jr. 

Drill by the Bowdoin Unit, Reserve Officers' 
Training Corps, on Whittier Field at 3.15 p. m. 

President's Reception on the Art Building Ter- 
race, from 4 to 6 p. m. 

Band Concert under the Thorndike Oak at 7 
p. M. 

Thursday, June 21 

Commencement exercises of the College and 
Medical School in the Church on the Hill at 
10.30 A. M. 

Commencement dinner in the Gymnasium. 

President, Sherman N. Shumway. 
Vice -President, Roland H. Cobb. 
Secretary-Treasurer, Lawrence H. Marston. 
Marshal, Nathaniel U. McConaughy. 
Orator, Francis W. Jacob. 
Poet, Forbes Rickard, Jr. 

Opening Address. Arthur B. Chapman. 

Farewell Address, Harvey D. Miller. 

Historian, E. Carleton Moran, Jr. 

Odist, Hal S. White. 

Chaplin, Wilfred D. Harrison. 

Class Day Committee, Edward Humphrey 
(chairman), W. S. Cormack, Jr., R. N. Fillmore, 
F. E. Phillips, and C. K. Ross. 


The men who received Summa Cum Laude 
were : 

B. W. Bartlett 

C. H. Crosby 
N. C. Little 
J. C. Oliver 
K. G. Stone 

J. W. Tuttle, Jr. 

The men who received Magna Cum Laude 
were : 

F. W. Tacob 
T. B. Fobes 

D. A. Lane, Jr. 

D. W. Philbrick 

The men who received Cum Laude were : 

Erik Achorn 

L. A. Biggers 

C. W. Bowdoin 

P. H. Cobb 

L. F. Dow 

E. C. Fuller 
C. S. Kuebler 

N. U. McConaughy 
P. H. Mclntire 
H. D. Miller 

E. C. Moran, Jr. 

F. E. Noyes 
Forbes Rickard, Tr. 
R. B. Thayer 

F. W. Willey 

Lieutenant Whittier, Medical Reserve Corps, 
is now stationed at Fort Preble in Portland Har- 
bor, in charge of the post hospital. His duties 
are similar to those of the College Physician. 

Lieutenant Whittier has among his assistants, 
a sergeant for clerical work, and about a dozen 

9 o 


men from the M. R. C. to aid in his work among 
the sick. 

He says that he greatly enjoys his work. The 
appointment is probably temporary, but he is not 
yet sure of his college work in the fall. 

The Medical Reserve Corps imposes different 
obligations upon a member in war and peace 
times. Under peace conditions he may resign if 
he does not care to leave home on an assignment, 
or for any other reason. But in war, on the con- 
trary, he must go, without question wherever he 
is sent. 

When Dr. Whittier made application for the 
corps about a year ago, he expected that if war 
came, it would 'be only a brush with Mexico, — a 
war with Germany was far from his mind. But 
when war did come, he was ready and eager to 
do his duty, wherever it might be. He does not 
,know, beyond the present, what and where his 
work will be, — in this country, or in France. 



The Dream of Universal Peace 

In the midst of this greatest war in all history, 
men are once more turning their eyes to catch 
the vision of world peace. The dream is not a 
new one. It is as old as the ancient classical 
writers of history, and in all of its more enlight- 
ened eras, the world has again seen the .vision. 
Never was peace more ardently desired than just 
before the outbreak of the present war. 

But the desire for peace did not everywhere 
obtain. Unfortunately the greatest propaganda 
of the peace movement was carried on by appar- 
ently blind pacifists who failed to read the signs 
of the times. They based their plans for peace 
on the impossibility of war. "Humanely speak- 
ing," they said "it is impossible." They did not 
realize that a true peace must be based on actual, 
practical conditions ; that to insure peace those 
elements must be eliminated which would be 
liable to disturb its existence. 

But the peacemaker must not repeat the errors 
of the past. We must repress the blind, unin- 
telligent spirit of nationalism, and replace it by 
a patriotism which shall embody a regard not 
only for one's own nation, but for the universal 
rights of man as well. We have seen the effects 
of a blind patriotism for nearly three years; the 
only safeguard against it is a government pre- 
vailing everywhere, which shall be democratic, 
not in form so necessarily as in spirit. Educa- 
tion, too, will be of influence to prevent war. 

And the great industrial forces will be strong 
proponents of a lasting peace. 

But we must realize that these things alone are 
not going to destroy war. History has taught 
that there are deeper causes. At the close of 
every European war a new status quo, a new bal- 
ance of power, has been established. It has been 
established by the force of the victors only and 
they have depended upon themselves to render 
permanent the peace which they have estab- 
lished. Thus, even in the making of peace, the 
elements of new war are engendered. We must 
avoid this error at the close of the present war. 
Further, we must establish peace on the basis of 
an intelligent plan, and with that an intelligent 
desire ; then perhaps, and no sooner, universal 
peace will become more than a dream. 


The farewell address by Harvey D. Miller was 
devoted to the Bowdoin Spirit; what it has ac- 
complished in War and Peace. By this term the 
writer did not mean that of which we have heard 
so much at the college rallies, but of one whose 
roots go too deep to be represented by anything 
external of superficial. "The Bowdoin Spirit," 
he said, "may be summed up in these few words : 
that eagerness with which Bowdoin men have 
their personal interests for the greater good of 
the nation." 

Brief tributes were paid to four of the most 
prominent graduates .of the college, — Generals 
Chamberlain and Howard in the military paths 
of the nation's history, and her two statesmen, 
William Pitt Fessenden and Thomas Brackett 

"The events of the last two months, brought 
about by our entrance into the Great War, make 
this occasion one of more than usual solemnity. 
This is not the time nor place to give expression 
to those thoughts and emotions which are fore- 
most in our minds. But before we separate, I 
want to congratulate you, and especially the men 
of the intensive course, on the spirit with which 
you have met the perplexing problems, April 3rd 
placed on college men. Never have I heard a 
word of complaint uttered against those men who 
did not care to give up all academic work for 
military training. The term 'slacker' has never 
been applied to any member of the college who 
did not elect either course in Military Science. 
Such a spirit of rational toleration is as remark- 
able as it is commendable. In the confused times 
of war it is difficult to keep a grip on things, to 
see values in their right perspective. It is easy 
to put faith in mere matter, in armies and navies. 



War blinds our eyes to those things which are 
unseen and spiritual. Yet, in its final analysis 
the solution of human life is spirit and not mat- 
ter. It is significant that while the armies with 
which Caesar and Pompey devasted the ancient 
world have melted into dust, Vergil, the poet, re- 
mains. Though the armies of Napoleon have 
passed away, Shakespeare's morality remains as 
fundamentally true now as it was in the days of 
Elizabeth. I make an appeal to you men, who are 
about to go into the war, to put idealism into it." 


YVe who are met in these last precious days 
That crown the largess of our fateful years 
Lift now our parting song. The darkened ways 
Spread wide before us, and our youthful tune 
Sad in the loss that lies too deep for tears 
Faints on our lips, and finds its end too soon. 
Commencements past have opened peaceful doors 
To those young lives so eager to begin 
And showed the promise of far-ranging shores 
Where life was sweet, and all the world to win ; 
We lift our eyes to sacrificial wars 
Where death is peace, and weary ranks are thin 
Our road leads on to fields in flaming France 
Across the seas our strength shall make secure; 
And as bright youth leads on the grim advance 
Our bannered hosts shall make old freedom sure. 
Not by our strength alone, but by the might 
Of honor warring with, a crumbling wrong, 
Of Belgium's brave defiance in the night 
Of her most certain doom, and in the long 
Brave suffering that made her name a light 
For us to follow, by her soul made strong. 

And by the noble matyrdom of France 

Who cried "They shall not pass" and did not 

But checked the fury of the foe's advance, 
Giving her bleeding body for a shield. 
By England's glory and the distant call 
That raised a host wher'er allegiance led 
Though half the world away, and brought them 

To fix the crown of Empire on her head. 
And by the strength of those all-honored dead 
Who cannot see fulfillment of the end 
They died to win — 'but in their 'bodies' stead 
Give us their spirit's strength, and hail as friend. 
Their work is done, and though they could not 

They built the glory of a later day. 

Deep-brooding pines, beneath whose aging peace 
The sunlit faces flash, and turning go 

Remember us, who take a swift release 

And in far lands defend the best we know. 

Deserted halls, that echoed to the sound 

Of these our voices seeking after truth 

Forget the carelessness you often found ; 

Remember still the strivings of our youth 

That mixes dreams with laughter, songs with 

Pure gold with dross, and never will confess 
The deepest of its loyalties and fears 
Till suddenly it renders all — no less. 


When we came to college in the fall of 1913, 
we had little or no conception of what Bowdoin 
really was. The first two weeks gave many of 
us the idea that about the best thing here was the 
social life, but we were then treated to a new 
phase of college life — class spirit. The next day, 
however, we retaliated by winning the flag rush 
from the sophomores. 

In the spring occurred an event for which the 
Class of 1917 will long be remembered. On Ivy 
Night we built a huge bonfire to which we con- 
signed our freshmen hats and renounced all in- 
tention of being freshmen any longer. To cap 
the climax, one of our quiet and unassuming 
classmates climbed to the top of the Chapel tow- 
ers and unfurled to the breeze our class flag. 

In the fall of 1914 we returned as sophomores, 
several of our members missing. The Class of 
1916, smarting over their repeated defeats at our 
hands during the previous year, sought to inter- 
cept the Proclamation Night Pink Tea we gave 
to the freshmen. Barricading themselves in a 
dormitory they sought to prevent our entrance. 
Nothing could stop the indomitable spirit of 1917, 
however, and in a few minutes the juniors were 
ejected bodily from the building. 

Last fall we came back to take up our respon- 
sibilities as seniors. We now realized what Bow- 
doin and the famous Bowdoin Spirit really 
meant. Our class had dwindled from 116 to 83. 
The first half of the year was comparatively un- 
eventful. But 19 1 7 was not through with making 
and breaking precedents. Ladies' Day in Chapel 
was inaugurated, much to the discomforture of 
the idol of South Portland. 

The scholastic records of the class were made 
public after the midyear exams. Since the re- 
quirements for Summa Cum were raised to their 
present altitude, the greatest number of men to 
graduate with the greatest distinction in any one 
class had been two; the class of 1917 will gradu- 
ate six. Thirty-three provisional commencement 
appointments were awarded to the class of 1917,. 
nearly twice as many as to any previous class. 




Published every Tuesday of the Collegiate 

Year by The Bowdoin Publishing 


In the Interests of the Students of 



Robert G. Albion, 1918, 
Clyde E. Stevens, 1919, 

Managing Editor 


William Congreve, Jr., 1920 On the Campus 
Philip E. Goodhue, 1920, Alumni 

Ronald B. Wadsworth, 1920, With the Faculty 

Whitney Coombs, 1918 

Franklin D. MacCormick, 1918 

Bela W. Norton, 1918 

Gerald S. Joyce, 19 18 

Louis W. Doherty, 1919 

Stanley M. Gordon, 1920 

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graduates, alumni and faculty. No anonymous 
contributions can be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions 
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Vol. XLV1I. JUNE 21, 1917 No. ii 

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

The Graduating Class 

If undergraduate activities are a fair criterion, 
the class of 1917 will go down in the annals of 
Bowdoin as one of the big classes, — big, not in 
regard to the number of men, but to the quality 
of those men. Every class produces a few prom- 
inent individuals, but occasionally by some coin- 
cidence a large group of brilliant men pass 
through the four years together. The intellectual 
competition in the class has been keen, and as 
many are receiving their diplomas summa cum 
laudc this year as usually receive them cum laudc. 

The class has contributed some splendid men to 
the 'Varsity teams for the past four years, and 
some of them have been men who reached the 
heights in scholastics as well as athletics. The 
past two months have shown the patriotic calibre 
of the class, and many of the Seniors missed their 
Commencement entirely because of national serv- 
ice. Bowdoin looks for as high a record from 
1917 as alumni as they have made during their 
four years in college. 

The Week End Commencement 

During the past year, the sentiment for a week- 
end Commencement has been growing. The 
alumni have been actively discussing the ques- 
tion, and there are indications that the traditional 
mid-week Commencement will give way to a 
more compact program at the end of the week. 
With Class Day coming on Saturday, the Bac- 
calaureate Sermon on Sunday, and the Com- 
mencement exercises on Monday, scores of 
alumni, who are now tied down by business dur- 
ing the week, would be able to return to Bruns- 
wick. With the dreary interim eliminated, more 
undergraduates would remain for the exercises 
and the week would be more concentrated and 
consequently more attractive. The change is one 
which should not be made rashly without due 
consideration, 'but for a year and more the ques- 
tion has been agitated, and this may be the last 
of the old midweek Commencements. 


The results of the annual election of baseball, 
track and tennis managers and assistants, June 
fourth, are as follows : 

Baseball Manager: Cole '19. 

Assistant Baseball Manager : McWilliams '20. 

Track Manager: Mahoney '19. 

Assistant Track Manager : L. W. Brown '20. 

Tennis Manager: McGorrill '19. 

Assistant Tennis Manager: A. W. Hall '20. 

The band election, by the sealed ballot of the 
members of that organization, resulted in the 
choice of C. E. Stevens '19 as manager, and E. 
A. Allen '20 as assistant manager. 

The White made certain her right to the State 
championship by defeating Colby, at Waterville, 
Saturday. The score was 5 to 3. The game 
lasted eight innings, in a muddy field, under a 
drizzle of rain. But both teams played good ball, 
in spite of the bad playing conditions. 

Donnell scored in the first on Woodman's hit, 
and McPherson's single sent Chapman home in 



the second. In the third, Colby got two men on 
bases, and both scored on Driscoll's triple, tying 
the score. In the fourth Chapman scored on Pen- 
dleton's out, and in the next inning, D'elehanty 
drew a pass and Finn 'bunted his way to first. 

Klain replaced Fahey for Colby, but Woodman 
sacrificed. Chapman fanned and Phillips brought 
home Delehanty and Finn. Fraas got a two-bag- 
ger in the sixth, and scored on McPherson's 

The summary: 


ab r bh po a e 

Donnell, 3b 3 1 1 1 3 

Needelman, 2b 4 o 1 2 

Delehanty, rf 3 1 o o o 

Finn, ss 3 1 1 1 4 

Woodman, cf 2 o o 2 o 

Chapman, c 2 2 1 6 1 

Phillips, If 3 1 1 o 

McPlierson, ib 4 o 1 10 1 

Pendleton, p 2 1 4 o 

Totals 26 5 5*23 14 1 


ab r bh po a e 

Heyes, 2b 4 1 1 2 o o 

Driscoll, c 4 1 9 2 o 

Goodman, 31b 4 o 2 2 o 

Deasey, ib 4 o 1 9 o 

Fraas, ss 3 1 20 2 

Bucknam, If 3 o o o 

Tyler, cf 4 1 1 1 

Lawrence, rf 3 o o o 

Fahey, p 1 1 1 1 5 

Klain, p 1 o o o 

Totals 31 3 7 24 12 o 

Innings : 

Bowdoin 1 1 1 2 o o — 5 

Colby o o 2 o 1 — 3 

*Driscoll out, hit by batted ball. 

Two base hit, Fraas. Three base hit, Driscoll. 
Stolen bases, Donnell, Phillips, Deasy, Tyler. 
Sacrifice hits, Needelman, Woodman, Phillips. 
Base on balls, off Pendleton 4, off Fahey 5, off 
Klain 1. Struck out; toy Pendleton 5, by Fahey 3. 
Double play, Goodman and Heyes. Passed balls, 
Chapman 1. Wild pitch, Fahey. Time, 2 hours, 
25 minutes. Umpires, Conway and Allen. 

1859, 3; 1861, 2; 1863, 1; 1864, 1; 1866, 3; 1869, 
i; 1870, 2; 1872, 3; 1873, 4; 1874, 1; 1875, 3; 
1876, 3; 1877, 2; 1879, 2 ; JSSo, 6; 1881, 9; 1882, 
4; 1884, 3; 1885, 3; 1887, 1; 1888, 2.; 1889, 3; 
1890, 4; 1891, 4; 1892, 3; 1893, 1; 1894, 5; 1895, 
8; 1896, 9; 1897, 5; 1898, 9; 1899, 2; 1900, 1; 
1901, 6; 1902, 5; 1903, 8; 1904, 5; 1903, 6; 1906, 
i; 1907, 9; 1908, 8; 1909, 7; 1910, 1.0; 1911, 6; 
1912, 10; 1913, 9; 1914, 7; 1915, 8; 1916, 10; Hon- 
orary graduates and friends, 8. 


Recent subscriptions to the construction of 
William DeWitt Hyde Hall bring the total num- 
ber to two hundred and thirty-nine on June 18th. 
They are classified as follows : 1848, 1 ; 1857, 2 ; 


The Baccalaureate sermon, written by Presi- 
dent Hyde, was delivered in the Church on the 
Hill last Sunday afternoon before a congregation 
which was much smaller than usual because of 
the pouring rainstorm. Owing to the inability 
of President Hyde to be present at the service, 
the sermon was delivered by Professor Mitchell. 
President Hyde selected as the title of his ser- 
mon, Not the Will to Lordship, but the Will to 
Service, taking his text : "Whosoever would be- 
come great among you, shall be your servant," 
Matthew XX 127. 

He wrote in part: 

"There are two ways in which a man or nation 
may seek to 'become great: in ancient times the 
way of Alexander and Caesar, and the way of 
Jesus and Paul ; in modern times the way 
of Nietzsche, Treitschke and Bernhardi and 
the way commended to us by Rabindranath Ta- 
gore; the way recently taken by Germany and 
the way we hope to see taken by all nations of the 
earth under the leadership of the United States : 
the way that would make others the subjects of 
our will, and the way that would make others the 
objects of our will. The first makes man or 
nation arbitrary, arrogant and insolent, and makes 
others hate, fear or despise you. The second 
makes you become gentle, considerate, kind, 
modest, and everybody admires, trusts, and loves 
you. In the outcome, the men and nations who . 
follow these two paths to greatness become sep- 
arated from each other fcy the whole diameter of 
the moral universe. The fundamental difference 
between the civilized nation and the barbarian 
tribe, between the Christian and the heathen man, 
is the difference between making men the sub- 
jects of your will and making them the objects 
of it. One is Hell; the other Heaven: both for 
the man himself and for the nation itself, and 
those with whom the man dwells and the nation 

"This principle marks the difference between 
the self-forgetful husband or wife, and the do- 
mestic tyrant or the querulous fault-finder ; be- 



tween the inspiring teacher and the arbitrary 
schoolmaster ; between the employer who lords 
it over his workmen, and the one who makes the 
welfare of his employees the object of his will; 
between the truly great nation and the nation 
that is seeking false greatness. 

"Germany is the frightful example of a nation 
that seeks greatness by imposing her will and her 
civilization on weaker states by ruthless conquest. 
It would be absurd to claim that Germany has at 
heart the real good of Servia, or Belgium, or 
France. Subjection, territory, indemnity are her 
real if not her openly avowed aims. From her 
place in the front rank of nations to which her 
science, 'her industry and her enterprising com- 
merce had entitled her, she has fallen 'by this 
policy of subjection to the lowest place in the 
estimation of mankind, among the nations that 
profess to be civilized. The United States have 
the opportunity to stand for a foreign policy 
which seeks to make the common good of all na- 
tions of the earth the ultimate objects for which 
she exerts her influence and power. Our treat- 
ment of Cuba, Porto Rico and the Philippines 
after the Spanish War, our return of the balance 
of the Chinese indemnity, our patience with Mex- 
ico, and our long suffering with Germany are 
indications that not the will to lordship, but the 
will to service is our more or less conscious policy 
than our claim to real national greatness. 

"Such a policy in the life of a man or nation 
is invincible. Even if the devil were to thrust 
you into Hell, your disposition to improve condi- 
tions there in the interest of other inmates, would 
introduce even there a cool breath of Heaven. 
The will for the good of all cannot be kept in 
Hell, for it will transform Hell into Heaven." 


The Progress of Democracy 

No one has defined the word "democracy" 
more truly than Abraham Lincoln when he styled 
it "the government of the people, by the people, 
and for the people." The world has never yet 
attained this ideal but there has been a marked 
progress of democracy. 

The most remarkable example of the progress 
of democracy can be noted in the history of our 
own government. Colonized as it was by a seri- 
ous minded people who left their homes abroad, 
and developed by a hardy pioneer type whose 
great aim in life was individual freedom, here 
were sown the seeds of the mightiest democracy 
the world has ever known. 

The Great War of today marks a new and 
important era in the progress of democracy. A 
remarkable feature of the war was the sudden- 
ness of its inception. The astounding celerity of 
action .of Germany and Russia was due to the 
fact that one man in each country was able to 
direct the destiny of his nation without feeling 
the necessity of consulting the desires and wishes 
of his people. It is of course true that an 
autocracy can act more quickly than a democracy. 
But 13 this really an advantage ultimately ? Be- 
cause it can act so quickly is one reason why it is 
more likely to commit huge mistakes. The effi- 
ciency of German autocracy in this war has been 
neutralized by its colossal blunders. 

The Star Spangled Banner has entered a 
righteous cause, and it is our earnest hope that 
some day the democratic flags of the Allies will 
mingle with the flag of a new democracy — that 
of Germany. 


The Men of Tomorrow 

A mighty war has knocked at our doors and 
we have opened unto it. A fiery energy has 
seized our nation. Papers cry the latest atroc- 
ities ; speakers in paroxisms of emotion call for 
headlong enterprise; winged sentiment touches 
the eager citizen and urges him to hasty action. 
And this great madness of today with direful 
menace threatens our plans of preparation for 

A century and a half ago an active, sturdy 
pioneer race cast the mould of a great nation. 
Fields were tilled, waterways harnessed, bound- 
aries laid, and cities evolved through the brawn 
and skill of a physically fit generation. Such a 
vigorous heritage was passed on to its offspring, 
but to their lot came a different destiny. The 
nerve-racking tedium of concentrated application 
to office life, the de-vitalizing effect of confined 
city activity have taken their toll of American 

With experience came realization and greater 
wisdom. Two decades ago men of keen percep- 
tion and lofty ideals started a movement for race 
betterment. Camps were established, country 
farms and estates reopened ; and so, as the pen- 
dulum swings, we find sons of a wiser race re- 
turning to the active, outdoor life. Today, on 
the threshold of summer, thousands of city boys 
are enrolling in camps varied in form from the 
ordered formality of military methods to the sim- 
plicity of woodcraft camps. Yet, different as 
they are, one aim binds them together in common 
purpose, — to offer to the world the opportunity 



to improve its children in physical vigor, in 
mental ability, and in moral stamina. 

' And so we find the boys' summer camp dedi- 
cated to a three-fold educational end : First, — ■ 
Health ; Second, — Mental power and the demo- 
cratic ideal of creating and developing the ability 
to mix in Social relation ; Third, — Moral develop- 
ment and character building. 

Cleanliness, we are told, is akin to Godliness, 
and with cleanliness comes health. All wild chil- 
dren of nature exemplify to us a corroboration 
of this great natural law- To such environs at 
last, humanity sends its sons, desiring for them 
similar prowess. Free, spontaneous exercise and 
keen, friendly competition under the best of care 
round out the tender muscles. Such a life bodes 
well for the health and vigor of our coming man- 

Hand in hand with such physical development 
and certainly of equal importance, evolves 
greater mental ability. Wonders of nature are 
revealed to the maturing mind. Today he enters 
camp ignorant of its customs, its advantages and 
his own capabilities. Tomorrow he leaves 
inspired with the knowledge of woodcraft and 
camping, quickened to a love of good comrades, 
able to bear his burdens and face his trials, a bet- 
ter citizen in the making. 

And so, through the medium of summer camps, 
the heritage of our forefathers returns. In a 
few months sun-tanned youths will return to their 
homes stronger in body, clearer in mind, truer in 
spirit, prophetic evidence of the dawn of a new 
and better generation. 


The Shakespeare of the Sonnets 
The sonnets, which are the golden fruit of 
Shakespeare's leisure hours, will always be not 
only precious 'but hallowed for the insight which 
they give into the human heart of a sublime 
spirit. They reveal to us the personality of 
Shakespeare, not as different from the dramatic 
Shakespeare, but with such a unique distinctness 
in revelation as to call forth the expression "The 
Shakespeare of the Sonnets." 

The Shakespeare of the dramas towers majesti- 
cally, "out-topping knowledge," and embracing 
all human experience with an understanding that 
rises above the bounds of personality. We can 
hardly conceive of one mind including the light 
raillery of Touchstone, the young grace of Rosa- 
lind, the passion of Lear, the ghostly grandeur of 
Hamlet, the thousand strange and familiar citi- 
zens of the drama world. And yet, because the 
sonnets reveal the individual life of their author, 

life like ours, they also reveal a personality which 
is unique. The sonnets reveal the same spirit as 
the dramas, untramelled by circumstances or dra- 
matic necessity, and singing in full-throated ease 
of the joys and sorrows which were his and the 
world's, but primarily his alone. 

The foremost and noblest characteristic of the 
Shakespeare of the sonnets is idealism. It is this 
that lifts his heart heavenward in praise of his 
friend, and discovers in the friend the images of 
all lovely things. His idealism strengthens and 
intensifies his love even as it raises it to supreme 
heights. The humility of the great spirit speak- 
ing in the sonnets is another quality as pathetic 
as it is striking. It is this that pervades them 
with a rich depth of tenderness and combined 
with idealism leads him. 

But the intensity that lifts friendship to adora- 
tion or seeks expression in the bitterness of self- 
reproach is only part of the Shakespeare of the 
sonnets. Often it is the gentle Shakespeare who 
tells in light conceits of wars between "mine eye 
and heart," making quaint puns on his name, or 
wending delicate fancies about the division of 
the elements. He is genial and gay, a kindly man 
with whom, as his father boasted, one might have 
dared jest. So much, then, we can read of the 
personality of Shakespeare as he reveals himself 
in the sonnets. Often, however, the emotion 
rises above personal struggles to the more imper- 
sonal, more embracing power and vision of the 
plays, .reflecting the wider panorama of human 

He sits, then, pondering over the mysteries of 
the world which he knows so well. Tomorrow 
Hamlet shall plot vengeance, and on another day, 
Falstaff shall shake with mirth. Now he is the 
Shakespeare of the sonnets which we love no less 
for their beauty than for their relevation of the 
heart of a great genius. 


The Problem of the Blind 
It is my distinguished honor to be the first 
sightless person to complete the required four 
years' course for the Bachelor of Arts degree 
from Bowdoin. This collegiate career has af- 
forded me a wonderful opportunity to mingle 
with the sighted and to understand them. My 
previous opinion that you held a selfish and indif- 
ferent attitude toward us, owing to some aver- 
sion, has undergone a revolution. The existence 
of such an attitude has been largely our own fault. 
We have assumed your minds to be waste-baskets 
for unlimited, heterogeneous information in 
expecting you to understand us on first appear- 
ance. Our position has been that of an inventor 

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who would expect at first sight an understanding 
of the underlying principles of his invention. In 
view of this understanding, it is my duty as a 
college-bred representative of my class to put 
before you our problem; "for unto whomsoever 
much is given, of him shall much be required; 
and to whom men have committed much, of him 
shall they ask the more." 

The first set of difficulties lying between us 
and independence arises from the fact that the 
educational system for the blind is entirely un- 
adapted to our needs. The seriousness of this 
situation cannot be over-estimated since the loss 
of sight throws us entirely upon our mental re- 
sources. This education is carried on in institu- 
tions where undue stress is laid upon industrial 
training before the pupil is capable of determin- 
ing for what field he is best fitted. The policy of 
segregation is followed, and herein lies the great 
mistake. An artificial atmosphere is created, in 
which the blind mingle only with their own class 
nd a few of the sighted who understand them 
through long experience. Such a system is a 
crime, not only against the blind but against 
society. It never gives us an understanding of 
the sighted with whom we must deal in after- 
life. We should be segregated only for a time 
and then sent to the public schools to mingle with 
the sighted after we have learned the Braille and 
other methods for acquiring knowledge. 

Incredulity concerning our ability is the one 
stumbling block over which we have no control. 
You are apt to refuse us an open mind, and to 
regard us as helpless. Any attempt on our part 
to enter your field of activity is met with the 
calm assurance that it is impossible. But the 
blind have succeeded and are succeeding in lit- 
erature, music, law, journalism, pedagogy, bus- 
iness and politics. Does the world forget or 
ignore the poet Milton, the historian Prescott, the 
composer Perry, the journalist Pulitzer* the leg- 
islator Gore, and many others of like accom- 

To gain economic independence is our prob- 
lem. In our struggle to gain it, the difficulties, 
without your cooperation, are almost insurmount- 
able. We need this cooperation physically, men- 
tally and socially. We welcome your suggestions 
and corrections. We desire you to regard us as 
your equals and not as your inferiors. With this 
cooperation, success or failure, victory or defeat, 
is entirely within our own control. 

"It matters not how straight the gates, 

How charged with punishment the scrolls. 

We are the masters of our fates; 
We are the captains of our souls." 


The first prize in the Alexander Prize Speak- 
ing last Monday evening was won by Goodhue 
'20, giving a selection from Sheridan's "The 
Rivals." Abbott '20 was given second prize, 
with a selection from "Mr. Brittling Sees It 
Through." Dean Sills presided. The program 
was as follows : — 

The Traitor Anonymous 

Nahum Park Moore '20 

Anonymous (Translated by Sherwood) 
Milton Morse McGorrill '19 

The Boy in Armor Hagcdorn 

Avard Leroy Richan '20 
From the Address to Congress, April 2, 1917, 

President Wilson 
Richard Kenneth McWilliams '20 

From The Rivals Sheridan 

Philip Everett Goodhue '20 
The Pathos of Thackery and That of Dickens, 

Gordon Sweat Hargraves '19 

From The Merchant of Venice Shakespeare 

Walter Fulton Whittemore Hay '20 
From the Speech of September 19, 1914 

Rt. Hon. Lloyd George 

Fred Babson Chadbourne '19 

Mr. Britling to Herr Heinrich's Parents . . Wells 

Jere Abbott "20 

Burchard K. Look '20 was the alternate. 

In a recent letter home to his parents in Bris- 
tol, R. I., Jack Edwards '18, gives a vivid descrip- 
tion of his life in the American Ambulance Corps 
in France. The following paragraphs are taken 
from his letter and will prove especially inter- 
esting to those who have friends in that branch 
of service. 

"The contrast between the weather we are ex- 
periencing and that you are enjoying is very 
striking. Here it has been continually raining. 
The soldiers or 'Poilus,' who are not on the firing 
line, but who are in the rear of the trenches and 
stationed at the hospitals, supply camps and re- 
serve barracks, now spend part of their time dig- 
ging dandelions for making salad. They also 
search the trees for snails, for these little 
mollusks are considered spring delicacies by the 
French soldiers. 

"At the present time we are in a new section 
of France — right in the region of the big French 
advance. We have five 'Postes,' all within three 
miles of the German line. Each night one of us 
is detailed with our ambulance to one of these 



'Postes' and we stay on this duty for 24 hours. 
Our work consists in caring for the wounded 
soldiers who are brought out of the trenches in 
small two-wheeled pushcarts. We then carry the 
wounded to the temporary hospitals which are 
located a few kilometers to the rear. Then we 
return to the advanced 'Poste.' 

"We are now in a section where there is much 
danger from gas attacks. At least once a week 
(when the wind is in the direction of the French 
lines) a gas wave about four kilometers long 
(about three miles) is sent from the German 
side. All conductors of ambulances have been 
supplied with a new gas mask, which must at all 
times be within reach of the driver of the car. 

"One night while driving to a 'Poste' near the 
front trenches, I thought I was commencing to 
run into a gas wave. As we have been frequently 
and carefully warned as to the danger of inhaling 
gas, I quickly fitted my mask and so protected, 
drove to the 'Poste.' When I arrived there the 
'Poilus' gave me the laugh, for I was told that 
the Germans had been shelling the road, and had 
by chance unearthed a portion of one of the 
small cemeteries that had been built in the rear 
of one of the main trenches." 


Of the four editors of the Quill but one, a 
Sophomore, is left in college, two being with the 
American Ambulance Service in France ; yet this 
May number comes bravely forth with a content 
various, well balanced, and of an even excellence 
not surpassed this year. All four classes are rep- 
resented, two of them by new writers ; and the 
contributions include two lyrics, a sonnet, a story, 
and the Class of '68 Prize Oration on "The Task 
of the College-bred Negro." 

This oration by Lane '17 — and it figures 
equally well as an essay — is .one of the most sin- 
cere and well-considered pieces of reflective 
writing that have appeared in the Quill this year. 
It is clear, eloquent, urgent, without losing 
breadth of vision ; and, in style, even distin- 
guished. The task of this college-bred negro is 
declared to be two-fold — to train among his race 
men who shall lead and "to contend day in and 
day out" for a negro's right to exercise to the full 
whatever degree of capacity he has. Here, fol- 
lowing that other eloquent and cultured negro, Du 
Bois, who wrote "The Soul of Black Folk," the 
essayist parts company, as he thinks, with Booker 
Washington in the latter's famous utterance at 
the Atlanta Exposition in September, 1895 : "In 
all things purely social," said Washington, "we 
can be separate as the five fingers ; yet one as the 

hand in all things essential to mutual progress." 
This is Lane's only bit of unclear thinking. He 
fails to recognize that Washington's formula is 
comprehensive enough to include not only the in- 
dustrial training at Tuskegee Institute, but also 
college breeding for a Du Bois or the essayist 
himself. That formula was a statesman's utter- 
ance, and he a negro, masterly because in a tell- 
ing figure it showed to a listening country how 
cooperation and mutual respect could prevail 
without troubling minor gregarious prejudices. 

Lane states in this essay that in the Class of 
1826 Bowdoin graduated America's first college- 
bred negro. In the last ten years Bowdoin has 
taught some half-dozen others of the same race. 
With scarcely a single exception these men have 
stood intellectually with the foremost in their 
respective classes, — a singular confirmation of 
one of Lane's main contentions. 

The lyric by Colter '18 on "Spring Magic" 
measures up to the best this writer has done, — 
"The Cross of Honor," for example, in the issue 
of January, 1916, which some will prefer for its 
nobler emotion. The verses are lilting and pictur- 
esque ; and by sparing yet adequate means attain 
the whimsical surprise of the climax. 

In his fine sonnet "The Song of the Bugle," 
Badger '20, a new contributor, has given fitting 
expression to the transformed college life in 
these sudden days of -war. The spirit of this 
sonnet has led the writer himself off to the navy. 
The last line is especially noteworthy. 

"The Mask," a story by the same writer, 
shows how a young man "with a marked taste 
for detective work" is fooled by another young 
man who masquerades as a girl — with the sort of 
voice, be it noted, vainly sought by Masque and 
Gown these many years for its female parts. 
The story is well conceived; the interest pro- 
gressively heightens; the texture is good; but the 
logical development is imperfectly thot out. The 
writer prepares us for seeing in operation this 
"marked taste for detective work," but there is 
no sign of it anywhere; and we are not shown 
the cause for its absence. The climax, too, so 
carefully prepared, misses fire for lack of the 
fitting phrase. A few alterations, easily made, 
would remove these blemishes of a really good 

Scarborough '19 contributes another to the 
Quill's interesting English renderings of Greek, 
Latin, French, and German classics — this time a 
stately and flowing translation of a "Song" by 
Walter von der Vogelweide. To Scarborough, 
the sole remaining editor, belongs some praise 
for bringing this May issue thru the press. As 


here, so elsewhere in the life of the college, at 
this time of war, the few must steady themselves 
to the tasks once done by the many. 

C. T. B. 


The Bowdoin Phi Theta Upsilon Chapter 
House Corporation closed negotiations, Friday, 
for the purchase of a large lot just off the cam- 
pus, on B©ody Street. Mr. Burton, who had 
charge of remodeling the Union, and the con- 
struction of the Dudley Coe Infirmary and the 
William DeWitt Hyde Hall, is now drafting 
plans for a brick house of colonial style to be 
erected upon this lot in the near future. 

The Phi Theta Upsilon fraternity has just 
issued a petition to the Chi Psi fraternity for the 
reestablishing of Alpha Eta, which was founded 
at Bowdoin in 1844, but from reverses due to 
the Civil War became inactive in 1866. 


E. H. Blanchard '17 

E. C. Fuller '17 
N. C. Little '17 
J. C. Oliver '17 

D. W. Philbrick '17 
J. W. Tuttle, Jr. '17 
O. L. Hamlin '18 

B. W. Norton '18 
A. W. Rountree '18 

Exception of Physical Training: 

C. H. Crosby '17 
H. D. Miller '17 

F. Rickard, Jr. '17 
H. S. White, ' 1 7 
R. C. Rounds '18 

G. H. Casey '19 


The following men were awarded the degree 
of Bachelor of Arts: 
Erik Achorn 
Charles Edward Allen 
Leon Warren Babcock 
Boyd Wheeler Bartlett 
Fred Oscar Bartlett, Jr. 
Lowry Andrews Biggers 
Charles Bingham 
Edwin Howard Blanchard 
Edward Henry Bond 
Clifton Wentworth Bowdoin 
Benjamin Pliny Bradford 
Donald Quimby Burleigh 
Philip Hacker Cobb 
Roland Hacker Cobb 
William Sinclair Cormack, Jr. 

Clarence Henry Crosby 

Lafayette Francis Dow 

Walter Arnold Fenning 

Robert Newell Fillmore 

Leigh Damon Flynt 

Theodore Burgess Fobes 

Ernest ■Cummings Fuller 

Eugene Morrill Gillespie 

Jerry Dempsey Glidden 

George Everett Greeley, Jr. 

Clarence Leslie Gregory 

Wilfred Dixon Harrison 

Wendell Verne Hone 

Francis William Jacob 

Elwyn Austin King 

Richard Berry Knapp, Jr. 

David Alphonso Lane, Jr. 

George Edward Leather-barrow (as of the class 
of 1904.) 

Noel Charlton Little 

Nathaniel Upham McConaughy 

Paul Hayes Mclntire 

Lawrence Howard Marston 

Harvey Daniel Miller 

Edward Carleton Moran, Jr. 

Frank Earle Noyes 

William Percy Nute 

James Churchill Oliver 

Henry Weston Owen 

Deane Stanfield Peacock 

Donald Ward Philbrick 

Harry Tiburt Piedra 

Dwight Wilson Pierce 

Carleton Maxwell Pike 

John Fairbairn Preston 

Carl Knight Ross 

Harold Howard Sampson 

Arthur Berton Scott 

James Seward 

Sherman Nelson Shumway 

Kenneth George Stone 

Joseph Burton Stride 

Raymond Whitney Swift 

Daniel Waterman True 

Joseph Walton Tuttle, Jr. 

Leigh Webber (as of the class of 1916.) 

Hal Saunders White 

Winfield Emmons Wight 

Frederick William Willey 

The follozving men zvere azvarded the degree 
of Bachelor' of Science: 

Boniface Campbell 

Frederick Jackson Corfoett 

Percy Fremont Crane 

Kenneth Wayne Davis 

Ralph Easton Davison 

Edward Humphrey 



Paul Glen Kent 
Carl Smith Kuebler 
Carroll Arthur Love joy 
Chester Corbin Maguire 
Frank Edward Phillips 
Forbes Rickard, Jr. 
Charles Parker Spalding 
Ralph Bruce Thayer 
Isaac Mervyn Webber 
Harold Seba Young 

The following men were awarded the degree 
of Doctor of Medicine: 
Clarence Baker, B.P.E. 
Loren Frank Carter 
.Sidney Collingwood Dalrymple 
Henry Campbell Dixon, A.B. 
Ralph Winson Haywood 
Herbert Martin Howes, A.B. 
Royce Brewster Josselyn, Ph.C. 
Frank Norris Knapp 
True Edgecomb Makepeace, A.B. 
Robert Morris, A.B. 


George Hunt Casey, 1919. 
Abner Welborne Roun- 

Charlcs Carroll Everett Scholarship : Noel Charl- 
ton Little, 1917. 
Henry W. Longfellow Graduate Scholarship: 

Forbes Rickard, Jr., 1917. 
Class of 1868 Prise: David Alphonso Lane, Jr., 

Smyth Mathematical Prise: John Henry Kern, 
Sewall Greek Prise: Leslie Whidden Pearson, 

Sewall Latin Pris, 
Pray English Pris 
tree, 1918. 
Goodzviu French Prise: Harold Merle Springer, 

Noyes Political Economy Prise: Whitney 

Coombs, 1918. 
Class of 1875 Prise in American History: No 

Bradbury Debating Prises: 
First Prizes : Edward Carleton Moran, Jr., 

1917; Paul Campbell Young, 1918; Ether Shep- 

ley Paul, 2nd, 1919. 
Second Prizes: Francis William Jacob, 1917; 

David Alphonso Lane, Jr., 1917; Joseph Lyn- 

wood Badger- 1920. 
Alexander Prise Speaking: 

First: Philip Everett Goodhue, 1920. 

Second: Jere Abbott, 1920. 
Philo Sherman Bennett Prise: No award. 
Ahnon Goodwin Prise: Bela Winslow Norton, 

Hiland Lockzvood Fairbanks Prise for Excel- 
lence in Debating: John Raymond Gardner, 

Hiland Lockwood Fairbanks Prises for Excel- 
lence in Public Speaking: Nahum Park 

Moore, 1920 and Walter Fulton Whittemore 

Hay, 1920. 

Brozvn Memorial Scholarships: Carl Knight 
Ross, 1917; Robert Greenhalgh Albion, 1918; 
Frank Arthur Hilton, Jr., 1919; Charles Ray- 
mond Campbell, 1920. 

The Colonel William H. Owen Premium: Na- 
thaniel Upham McConaughy, 191 7. 


Doctor of Science: Alvah Horton Sabin ' 76 and 

Fred Houdlett Albee '99. 
Doctor of Letters: William Witherle Lawrence'98. 
Doctor of Laws: Francis March Hatch '73 and 

William DeWitt Hyde, Harvard '79. 


Alpha of Maine Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa 
held its annual election Wednesday. The fol- 
lowing men were elected to membership: 

From 1917— T. B. Fobes, F. W. Jacob, D. 
A. Lane, Jr., D. W. Philbrick, Forbes Rickard, 
Jr. , K. G. Stone and J. W. Tuttle, Jr. 

From 1918— R. G. Albion, B. J. Bagley, B. 
W. Norton and L. C. Wyman. 


Fraternity No. of Total Average 

Men Grades Grade 

Phi Theta Upsilon 37 589.0 15.919 

Theta Delta Chi 33 441.5 13.469 

Kappa Sigma 40 5 2 5-5 I 3- I 38 

Delta Upsilon 34.5 449.0 13.014 

Bowdoin Club 29 372.0 12.827 

Beta Theta Pi 32 403.5 12.609 

Beta Chi 30 372.0 12.444 

Delta Kappa Epsilon .... 36 441.5 12.264 

Psi Upsilon 32 369.5 n.546 

Alpha Delta Phi 23 259.5 1 1.282 

Non-Fraternity 26 287.5 ^-°S7 

Zeta Psi 32 331-5 i°-359 


Theta Delta Chi 4 7°-° i7-5°o 

Phi Theta Upsilon 11 192.0 17-454 

Non-Fraternity 3 46-° 15-333 

Kappa Sigma 8 122.0 15.250 

Alpha Delta Phi 3 45-0 15-000 

Bowdoin Club 2 29.0 14.500 

Beta Theta Pi 8 ni.o 13.875 

Beta Chi 3 4°-0 13-333 

Zeta Psi 7 9 1 - i3-° 00 


Delta Upsilon 10 

Psi Upsilon 2 

Delta Kappa Epsilon 9 


Phi Theta Upsilon 12 

Beta Theta Pi 7 

Theta Delta Chi 8 

Delta Upsilon 7 

Kappa Sigma 9 

Delta Kappa Epsilon .... 2 

Zeta Psi 7 

Beta Chi 11 

Non-Fraternity 9 

Bowdoin Club 2 

Psi Upsilon 9 

Alpha Delta Phi 4 


Delta Upsilon 10 

Beta Chi 7 

Kappa Sigma 12 

Alpha Delta Phi 7 

Zeta Psi 8 

Beta Theta Pi 9 

Phi Theta Upsilon 7 

Delta Kappa Epsilon.... 15 

Theta Delta Chi 8 

Psi Upsilon 6 

Bowdoin Club 9 

Non-Fraternity 3 


Bowdoin Club 16 

Phi Theta Upsilon 7 

Theta Delta Chi ....... 13 

Delta Kappa Epsilon.... 10 

Psi Upsilon 15 

Beta Chi 9 

Kappa Sigma 11 

Beta Theta Pi 8 

Non-Fraternity 11 

Delta Upsilon 7.5 

Alpha Delta Phi 9 

Zeta Psi 10 















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Hall of Lamba of Zeta Psi 
It is with sincere regret that the Lambda 
Chapter of Zeta Psi has learned of the sudden 
death of Brother Charles Cogswell Smith of the 
class of 1898. Always active in the affairs of 
the fraternity while in college and during his 
career as an energetic professional man, we feel 
keenly the loss of this elder brother. Our heart- 
felt sympathy is extended to the bereaved family. 

Paul H. McIntire 

Frank P. Babbitt 

Roy Foulke For the Chapter. 



Scbool and College Work a Specialty 

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Boston University 


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The purpose of the school is to give 
the student such training in the princi- 
ples of the law and such equipment in 
the technique of the profession as will 
best prepare him for active practice 
wherever the English system of law pre- 
vails. The course of study for the LL.B. 
degree occupies three full school years. 
For those who have received this degree 
from this or any other reputable school 
of law the degree of LL. M. may be re- 
ceived on the completion of a one year's 
resident attendance under the direction 
of Melville M. Bigelow. Special scholar- 
arships ($50 per year) are awarded to 
college graduates. For catalog, address 


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NO. 12 


Dean Sills' Address 

Here in the Chapel which he loved so well and 
whence his words have so often gone forth to 
exercise an influence nation-wide, by a strange 
co-incidence on the anniversary of his birth, we 
are gathered this aiternoon to pay our tribute of 
affection and of gratitude to the memory of that 
great leader, who on the 29th day of last June, 
"at the noontide of the day and of his life," laid 
down his earthly burdens. It seems but yester- 
day that he was here with us advising, guiding, 
controlling, his eager spirit steadfast until the 
end to push forward and to achieve. It were 
futile within these walls to utter words that 
would be formed in the fashion of eulogy. His 

work, more enduring than monuments of bronze, 
is far too great for any praise of ours. All that 
we can do is to think, each one of us, of his in- 
fluence on our own lives and on the College. At 
times in the history of an institution, as in the 
history of a nation, a great man arises and makes 
the period under his mastery epochal. Such terms 
President Hyde would be the first to resent if 
used about himself; and yet those of us who have 
studied closely the history of the College realize 
even now that when her work shall be finally 
assessed he will be acclaimed as one who helped, 
more than any other single person in his time, to 
make her great. 

But on such an occasion as this it is not on the 
wide and national scope of the president's life 
and influence that we would dwell; rather, in the 


quiet intimacy of this Chapel service we should 
aim to recall characteristics of the man himself, 
apart from his fame; for fame, after all, is a vain 
and fleeting attribute of any man. The things 
that make the man himself, these abide. The 
quality that separates greatness from mediocrity 
has never been defined. There was in President 
Hyde that intangible, elusive quality, that quiet 
distinction, that marks the unusual, to analyze it 
is as unnecessary as to take to pieces a perfect 
flower. But we may see in part whence this 
greatness came; for had it not been based on en- 
during qualities it would pass like snow before 
the sun. First of all, there was intellectual in- 
sight. A friend of the president said once that 
he had the most active brain with which he had 
ever come in contact. His whole career in 
school, and college, and seminary, in the univers- 
ity and in his long presidency here, was marked 
by brilliance of mental achievement. Every one 
of you who has sat at his feet in the classroom 
or listened to his talks here in Chapel, knows how 
keen was his power to start other minds thinking. 
I remember his address at the first Sunday Chapel 
last year, on Cain and Abel and the social re- 
sponsibility of man to his brother. "There are 
400 Abels here, and probably 25 Cains," was the 
forceful opening sentence. On another occasion 
— "Life is like a relay race ; don't be discouraged 
if your side loses, provided you have done your 
best." Very many of us have stored in memory 
such aphorisms, brilliant, keen, full of insight 
into human need. 

And there was his courage, the moral courage 
of a man sure of himself and' of the rectitude of 
his position. He never flinched from taking a 
stand. Like a wise man he would count the cost 
first, but he did not fear unpopularity. This qual- 
ity always gave a ringing tone to his messages 
and to his sermons. Errors of judgment there 
might have been ; though these were few, so keen 
was his insight into men and into affairs ; but un- 
certainty, hesitation, and side-stepping were 
entirely foreign to his actions as to his charac- 

Notable, too, was the president's liberalizing 
power. On men hide-bound by tradition, on 
situations stagnant and befogged with prece- 
dents, his words of advice would come with all 
the refreshing force of our clear nothwest wind 
after murky days. Many a student at Bowdoin 
has had his thoughts freed and started on ad- 
venturous journeys from casual words spoken by 
the president or from pregnant sentences from 
his books. Nor did this power stop with indi- 
viduals. Few of us here and now can realize 

how great was the influence he exerted on the 
liberation of our College; conserving with wis- 
dom all that was best in the old, urging such 
reforms as would keep Bowdoin always in the 
liberal ranks. "Ye shall know the truth, and 
the truth shall make you free." It was this free- 
dom he preached in season and out of season, the 
freedom that comes from the knowledge of the 
truth. The closing stanza of his hymn, sung at 
his funeral, leaves this thought as if it were his 

"Since what we choose is what we are, 

And what we love we yet shall be, 

The goal may ever shine afar ; 

The will to win it makes us free." 
I sometimes feel that the president had that 
burning love of freedom that is characteristic of 
our race at its best ; that was present with the 
Vikings faring over the seas ; that moved the 
Barons of Runnymede ; that stirred in the hearts 
of the Puritans here in New England. It is a 
priceless possession, and especially to youth an 
inspiring legacy. 

And all these qualities blended in the great 
teacher. For it is, after all, as a teacher that his 
work is most enduring. Executive and adminis- 
trative gifts are not uncommon amongst us 
Americans ; we take by nature to business and to 
direction. President Hyde was, to tie sure, an 
unusually wise executive ; he selected men care- 
fully, he delegated powers skilfully ; he made men 
responsible and then left them alone. But im- 
portant as these qualities are, they pale their in- 
effectual fires before the teacher's power which 
brings thoughts and ideas, and policies and ac- 
tions home to men's business and to their bosoms. 
In the classroom the president, in his inimitable 
way, drew from his vast stores of learning and 
experience questions for discussion and solution. 
Few slept in his room ; the idlest was often 
stirred to mental energy, the most industrious 
was challenged every hour. From this place so 
many Sunday afternoons, more effectually than did 
any of the famous college preachers from out- 
side, he taught us in the things of the spirit ; 
here, again, suggesting and challenging, rather 
than solving and concluding. 

And then through his books he taught a wider 
audience of men and women all over the. coun- 
try who recognized in him a true leader, the 
prophet of righteousness. 

And now that he is gone, so strong was his 
personality, so firm his hold on faith, so vital his 
inspiring influence, that even in our sorrow and 
loss we recognize the note of triumph. His own 
words, so often spoken of others, come back to 



11s, re-echoing in our hearts, and we know the 
truth that we learned of him that the eternal 
qualities of personal influence live on and on in 
the lives and thoughts of countless other men. 
The greater love he showed forth in a life of toil 
and of service. He knew the joys of life, and its 
sorrows, and he looked forward even to the end, 
with undiminished hope. "Don't worry, don't 
worry about anything," were his last words. He 
had furthermore the satisfaction of giving him- 
self completely to his task and to this College. 
Nothing could lure him from Bowdoin. Offers 
of distinction, among them a United States sena- 
torship, became mere opportunities for refusal. 
He stuck to his task, man-fashion, to the end. 

And now we say Hail and Farewell to that 
magnanimous spirit. In that deep silence which 
our words cannot reach his soul abides, and in- 
spires faith and confidence in ourselves and in the 
future of the College for which he richly lived 
and in whose service he died. 

A few years since, when he had completed 
twenty-five years in the presidency of the Col- 
lege, the following lines were written for him by 
one of our members : 
Not that you found her brick and made her 

stone — 
Dear are the bricks from which her beauty rose ; 
Nor that her fame through yours more widely 

grows — 
Sufficient is her fame unto her own ; 
Nor that from words well said and wisely sown 
Much ripened fruit these many years disclose 
And still from horn-of-plenty much outflows ; 
Her debt to you is not for these alone. 
But for those deeper things that make the man, 
Courage that seeks not vain and human praise. 
Patience that passes idle carping by, 
And gift of self, that only gift that can 
To greatest height man's greatest talents raise 
And blend them in the realms beyond the sky. 


The following tribute to the late President Wil- 
liam DeWitt Hyde was spread upon the records 
of the College this week : 

The passing of a president of Bowdoin College 
in the prime of life, yet after a distinguished ser- 
vice of more than thirty years, in whose term of 
office all but two of the present Faculty were 
brought into that body, comes near to being an 
alteration in the very course of nature, an altera- 
tion whose full meaning can but slowly come to 
light. To record the sense of loss in the death 
of President Hyde is to bring with renewed force 
to mind that vivid figure — vigorous, alert, genial, 

clean-spirited, full of hope, full of courage; self- 
effacing before his ideals; toward Bowdoin men 
tireless in concern for their moral insight and 
their individal welfare; their judge, kind but 
keen; slow to condemn, but swift and strong to 
resist the evil he discerned. Yet the more inti- 
mate loss to the Faculty is that of a man who in 
a singular degree commanded their loyalty, a loy- 
alty remarkable indeed to one who did not know 
how soundly it was based — on the confidence 
and departmental freedom he accorded to his 
teacher; in the personal interest in their private 
welfare which never allowed the College to stand 
in the way of their advancement to other posts 
of usefulness and thereby won to Bowdoin an 
allegiance that a narrow policy would have lost; 
on the wisdom with which, in administrative mat- 
ters and the choice of teachers, he gave the Fac- 
ulty consultative powers that were in spirit Fac- 
ulty control, without its constitutional machinery. 
Such a loyalty, thus soundly based, it is meet that 
loyalty record. It is the guarantee that in the 
continuing Bowdoin a spirit like his will inform 
that vigorous future which without his notable 
labors might long hence have been delayed. 


Later this fall, the Orient will publish as com- 
plete a directory as possible of the alumni, 
faculty and students in government service. Mr. 
Wilder has already collected considerable data, 
but he has been unable to get news of everyone, 
and all information which can be sent to him at 
once will aid in making a complete list. A card 
with the name and branch of service of all your 
friends will be greatly appreciated. 


The cross country men will start work this 
week under Coach Magee and the usual course 
over Standpipe Hill will be put into shape for use 
this fall. There is but one veteran of last year's 
team in College this fall, Cleaves '20, who has 
done well in both relay and cross country, but it 
is hoped to develop sufficient new men to carry on 
the work creditably. Efforts are being made to 
arrange a dual cross country race with Massa- 
chusetts Institute of Technology in October, but 
no definite schedule has been adopted up to the 
present writing. 

The Athletic Council has decided to have track 
work as usual this year, and the candidates for 
the team will begin their training in the near fu- 
ture. It is planned to hold an informal inter- 
class meet this fall. 



Published every Tuesday of the Collegiate 

Year by The Bowdoin Publishing 


In the Interests of the Students of 



Robert G. Albion, 1918, Editor-in-Chief 

Clyde E. Stevens, 19 19, Managing Editor 


William Congreve, Jr., 1920 On the Campus 
Philip E. Goodhue, 1920, Alumni 

Ronald B. Wadsworth, 1920, With the Faculty 

Whitney Coombs, 1918 

Franklin D. MacCormick, 1918 

Bela W. Norton, 1918 

Gerald S. Joyce, 1918 

Louis W. Doherty, 1919 

Stanley M. Gordon, 1920 

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

All communications regarding subscriptions 
should be addressed to the Business Manager of 
the Bowdoin Publishing Co. Subscriptions, $2.00 
per year, in advance. Single copies, 10 cents. 


Gerald S. Joyce, 1918, Business Manager 

Gordon S. Hargraves, 1919, Assistant Manager 
James E. Vance, 1919, Assistant Manager 

Vol. XLV1I. 

SEPT. 25, 1917 No. 12 

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

Owing to the absence of William Congreve, 
Jr., '20, who has enlisted in the navy, Stanley M. 
Gordon '20 has been appointed to take charge of 
the "On the Campus" department. 

President Hyde 

Little did we foresee at Commencement the 
news which ten days later would sadden the 
hearts of every Bowdoin man, and of men of 
learning throughout the land. It is still difficult 
and bitter to realize that the great captain is no 
more at this time of crisis. The assemblage 

which gathered on that sunny July afternoon to 
pay final tribute to the great teacher was indica- 
tive of the universal respect in which he was held, 
and every Bowdoin man that day, though unable 
to attend the funeral, felt heavy hearted at the 
loss which the country, the College, and he as an 
individual, had suffered. 

Rare is the small college which has been blessesd 
for thirty years with such a leader. From the 
moral as well as the material standpoint, credit 
is due in large part to William DeWitt Hyde for 
Bowdoin as it is today. His capacity as an ad- 
ministrator finds witness in the tangible Bowdoin 
of today, the buildings, the Faculty, and the stu- 
dent body doubled in size during the thirty years, 
but more important is the impetus which he gave 
every man in his quest of the best. He laid be- 
fore them the offer of the ideal small college, and 
he brought the College up to the standards of 
that offer. It was a privilege indeed to hear his 
vesper talks, stripped of all superfluous ornament, 
direct and effective, couched in such terms that 
a man could not but remember them and profit 
by them. Yet great as were the products of his 
brain and great as were the problems of his ad- 
ministration, all found in him a sympathetic 
friend and adviser in whatever individual ques- 
tion might arise, and it was this quality that in- 
creased our respect into love. 

Our "Raison d'Etre" 

There must be some valid justification for 
keeping three hundred active, healthy young men 
of military age sequestered in a peaceful atmos- 
phere during a year when the country is making 
such exertions in the great world struggle. Have 
we a right to be here? Probably every student 
has asked himself that question during the sum- 
mer months when opportunities came for enlist- 
ment. During the past few college generations 
there has been a tendency among many to come 
to college not so much for learning as for social 
prestige. Such men do not belong at college this 
year, and moreover, the uniform is more fashion- 
able than the college gown at present, with those 
who seek prestige. 

Yet, from President Wilson down, there has 
been urgent advice for undergraduates to com- 
plete their courses, that the future may find men 
with trained minds. If we are to feel absolutely 
right with ourselves this year, it will mean a 
most earnest application to the real things for 
which the college stands. We should feel that 
the studying of a lesson is as valuable a national 
duty as patrolling a camp or manning a warship, 
and a duty which should be performed as con- 


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scientiously. We cannot experience this feeling 
if we doze through a course, satisfied with the 
minimum passing mark. This is a school of 
liberal arts and not of technology, but yet we can 
feel that courses in language, mathematics, 
economics and the like can have a direct applica- 
tion toward our usefulness to the government. 
Even the non-practical courses will be of value 
if they give us a thirst for culture and not merely 
extra points toward a degree. This year at Bow- 
doin must be one of serious application to work, 
with some play as a necessary outlet, else we can- 
not feel justified in staying in college. 

To the Freshmen 

An editorial of advice to Freshmen is tradi- 
tionally trite and neglected, yet if but one or two 
should read and follow some of the precepts 
whose truth we never realized until later, it will 
be worth while. In a college of this size there is 
direct personal contact with every student and 
with the faculty. In the larger universities life 
may be more impersonal, but here you will be 
known and sized up for what you are and what 
you do. Already, Faculty and students are not- 
ing certain freshmen as industrious or as inert, as 
men worth knowing or as nonentities. The im- 
pressions made during the first few weeks usually 
last, and a far more successful college course will 
come from living up to a good reputation than 
living down a bad one. 

In Bowdon, the activities and honors tend to 
center around a few men. This has been criti- 
cised as contrary to the Bowdoin spirit of demo- 
cracy, but President Hyde last year stated that 
the socialistic state, in which everyone is kept 
equal is not a democracy, but rather one 
finds democracy is the state where everyone 
has an equal start, and liberal rewards are be- 
stowed upon those who prove worthy. All of 
you, as freshmen, have an equal start. Prepara- 
tory school reputations count for nothing. Six 
months from now, certain men will come out 
from among you as the big men of the class. 
Your work during these coming weeks will deter- 
mine who will be the big men. Do not be afraid 
of overwork. Get into some campus activity 
which will bring you in contact with men, attend 
to your books, and three years hence there may 
be a niche for you in Bowdoin's hall of fame. 


During the summer Bowdoin College was lit- 
erally an armed camp. The First Maine Heavy 
Artillery, better known as the Milliken Regiment, 
camped at Bowdoin, at the invitation of the Com- 

mittee on Buildings and Grounds. The regiment 
was a volunteer one, recruited from the State. 
The campus proper maintained its usual summer 
quiet, but north of the dormitory row there was 
martial law. There was a battery quartered 
in each of the ends, while others slept on the floor 
and the gallery of the Athletic Building. North 
Appleton and the Psi Upsilon house were the of- 
ficers' quarters. The Union was the regimental 
headquarters, and the chapel wings were the Reg- 
imental Union and the Y.M.C.A. headquarters. 
On the Delta, the mess shacks were erected, and 
Adams Hall was the hospital. The men drilled 
on Whittier Field. 

Many amusing affairs resulted from this 
metamorphosis of the College campus into a mili- 
tary camp. The soldiers were kept off the 
campus, but civilians, who had been used from 
time immemorial to come and go back of the dor- 
mitories were often brought to a stand by a sen- 
try, and the corporal of the guard had to be 
called before they could proceed. More than one 
member of the Psi Upsilon fraternity, which gen- 
erously loaned its chapter house to the regiment, 
entered the house at night, ignorant of its mar- 
tial nature. There was very general favorable 
comment upon the gentlemanly behavior of the 
artillerymen, and they left the College grounds 
in excellent condition. Among the Bowdoin men 
in the regiment were Major George E. Fogg '02. 
Robert E. Drummond '16, Herbert H. Foster '16, 
Robert N. Fillmore '17, Percy E. Farnham ex. -'18, 
George S. Nevens. ex.-'i8 and Lawrence G. Bar- 
ton '19. 


The courses in surveying and education, given 
last year by Professor Langley and Mr. MacCor- 
mick, respectively, will be omitted this year. 

The course in Philosophy I, with which the 
name of the late President is so closely con- 
nected, will be under the direction of Professor 
Burnett this year.- 

The changes in the history department, caused 
by the absence of Professors Bell and Van Cleve, 
will result in Professor Hormell taking charge 
of the courses in government and American his- 
tory. Mr. Cochrane will assist Professor Hor j 
mell in the government courses and will conduct 
the class in English history. 

Major Duval will have charge of the military 
science this year, replacing Captain White and 
Sergeant Coy, who have been ordered to other 

The course in astronomy, given by Professor 
Hutchins, will be designed especially to give prac- 



tical training- in navigation for men who are 
planning to enter the navy or merchant marine 
service. ? 

Professor Ham is giving Spanish I this year, 
and has dropped German 5 from his list of 
courses. Italian 1 is not given this year, Pro- 
fessor Brown, giving an advanced course in 
the same language instead. 

The course in Geology will not be given this 
year because of the fact that Professor Meserve 
has been recently called to active duty in the 
Radio service. 

History 1 is not offered this year. 


The social life of the College began last 
Thursday evening with the reception to the Class 
of 1921 in the Union. President Franklin D. 
MacCormick of the A.S.B.C. explained the pur- 
poses and aims of that organization, followed by 
Dean Kenneth C. M. Sillls, who welcomed the in- 
coming class to the College. Rev. Thompson E. 
Ashby of the First Parish Church impresssed the 
incoming class with the need of keeping up church 
affiliations and spoke on the relation of the 
church to the College and the students. Pro- 
fessor Paul Nixon spoke favorably of organized 
athletics, and assured the students that athletics 
would be carried on this year in spite of the 
fact that many of the College men have left for 
active service in the arniy or navy. Bela W. 
Norton '18 spoke on "Student Activities," urg- 
ing all to enter into College life and activities 
with a vim. The various opportunities and po- 
sitions the younger classes might now seek were 
discussed. After singing "Bowdoin Beata," 
light refreshments were served. 


The Athletic Council at a meeting Wednesday 
evening voted to limit the football schedule this 
fall to four games. An opening game will be ar- 
ranged if possible with a team from one of the 
Portland forts to be played in Brunswick. The 
games of the State series will then follow.. 

It is considered very doubtful if the game 
scheduled with West Point for November 10 is 
played. No professional coach will be em- 
ployed this year. Reginald T. Small' 19 was elect- 
ed captain Friday to succeed Roland H. Peacock 
'18, who is at Plattsburg. 


Freshmen who wish to try out for the Orient 
Board should hand their names to C. E. Stevens 
at Slocum's store at once. Three or four mem- 

bers of the Board are to be chosen from the 
Freshman class in March and one from the 
Sophomore class in October. In the election 
of members, the points considered in determining 
the capability of the candidates are the amount 
of space accepted, accuracy of items reported, 
promptness and neatness. 


One of Bowdoin's students, Lloyd O. Colter 
'18 of Marinette, Wis., was recently the recipient 
of high honors from the French government. 
With twenty-two other American ambulance 
men who are serving in France, Colter was 
awarded the War Cross for bravery shown by 
them in carrying on their work during the recent 
heavy fighting. 


Although all four of the Maine colleges have 
lost heavily in veterans upon their athletic teams 
because of the war and draft, it is now planned to 
carry out the State championship schedule as 
originally announced last winter. The program 
is as follows : 

Oct. 20. — Bowdoin vs. Colby at Waterville; 
Bates vs. Maine at Orono. 

Oct. 27. — Bowdoin vs. Bates at Lewiston; Col- 
by vs. Maine at Orono. 

Nov. 3. — Maine vs. Bowdoin at Brunswick; 
Bates vs. Colby at Waterville. 


Five professors of the College are now holding 
commissions in the army or navy, and a sixth is 
training at the second Plattsburg camp. Pro- 
fessors Herbert C. Bell and Thomas C. Van 
Cleve of the history department received their 
commissions as lieutenants at the first Plattsburg 
camp, while Dr. Frank N. Whittier and Dr. Leon 
S. Lippincott are both members of the Medical 
Reserve Corps, in which several other members 
of the faculty of the Medical School are en- 
rolled. Mr. Austin H. MacCormick, instructor 
in education and English last year, holds a com- 
mission as ensign in the navy, and Professor 
Langley is now at the second Plattsburg camp. 

Professor Bell is a first lieutenant in the sta- 
tistical bureau of the Adjutant General's depart- 
ment at Washington, while Professor Van Cleve 
was assigned to the cavalry and is now stationed 
in France, where he is seeing active service. Dr. 
Whittie'r received his commission as first lieu- 
tenant before College closed last spring and was 
called into active service at that time. At the 
present time he ranks as captain and is stationed 



at Fort Preble in Portland Harbor. Dr. Lippin- 
cott holds a first lieutenant's commission and left 
for active service last month. Mr. MacCormick 
is aide to Lieutenant Commander Thomas Mott 
Osborne at the Portsmouth Naval Prison, where 
he is engaged in installing a new educational 
system. Professor Langley is training for a com- 
mission in the engineering corps. 


Romilly Johnson '06, or Giovanni Romilly, as 
he is known in the circle of musicians, has re- 
cently composed a soldiers' song which is fast 
becoming popular with the enlisted men. After 
doing graduate work at Harvard, Mr. Johnson 
studied in Italy under Lombardi and was a mem- 
ber of the Lombardi Opera Company for some 
years, returning to this country a short time ago 
and pursuing his musical career in New York. 


With the opening of College last week came 
an addition to the list of fraternity houses on 
the campus. Beta Chi organized as a local in 
1914, purchased the house at 15 Potter Street 
last spring and took possession this fall, having 
made necessary alterations during the summer 
vacation. The new chapter house accommodates 
fourteen men, with dining facilities for over twice 
that number. It is also interesting to note that this 
fraternity is petitioning the Sigma Nu Fraternity, 
which is one of the strongest of the national 
Greek letter organizations in the country. 


Class of 1921 

Dwight M. Alden, Portland; Frederick W. 
Anderson, Newton Centre, Mass.; Benjamin 
Wells Atwood, Brighton, Mass. ; Raymond P. 
Atwood, Brighton, Mass. 

Harold Ernest Beach, Brunswick; Carroll 
Leslie Bean, East Corinth; John L. Berry, Den- 
mark ; Kenneth Sheffield Boardman, Augusta ; 
Samuel Cummings Buker, Portland. 

Ray Alanson Carpenter, Rollingsford, N. H. ; 
Chester E. Claff,, Randolph, Mass.; Carroll Her- 
bert Clark, Ogunquit ; Maurice Sydney Coburne. 
Boston, Mass.; Hiram S. Cole, South Portland; 
Sangar M. Cook. Newport; Charles Wellington 
Crowell, Richmond Hill, N. Y. ; George Jordan 
Cumming, Houlton. 

Holman Barnes Daggett, Strong; Chester Le- 
roy Dodge, Lynn, Mass. ; Harold Anthony Dud- 
geon, New Bedford, Mass. 

Paul Herford Eames, Bangor; Clarence Ver- 

dell Farnham, Rumford ; John Francis Flynn, 
Cliftondale, Mass. ; John Edmund French, Skow- 

Arthur Newell Garden, Caribou; Leslie E. 
Gibson, Norway; Norman William Haines, 
Greenland, N. H. ; Hilliard S. Hart, Camden ; 
Lloyd Harvey Hatch, Dexter; Leslie Boulter 
Heeney, Kittery; Harry Helson, Bangor; John 
Woodford Hone, Presque Isle; George Edmund 
Houghton, Jr., Natick, Mass. , 

Herbert Shepherd Ingraham, Rockport ; Car- 
roll Herbert Keene, Wiscasset ; Roy Bartlett 
King, Caribou ; Stewart S. Kurtz, Jr., Canton, 

Howard Paul Larrabee, Portland ; Curtis Stu- 
art Laughlin, Portland; Kenneth Ellwood Leath- 
ers, Wiscasset; Philip Robinson Lovell, Bruns- 
wick ; Harrison C. Lyseth, Auburn. 

Philip Henry McCrum, Portland; Russell Mil- 
ler McGown, Springfield, Mass. ; Philip Garret- 
son McLellan, Caribou ; Jackson Gilkey Merriam, 
Yarmouth ; 'Carroll Lewis Milliken, Saco ; Clif- 
ford Philip Monahon, Woodf ords ; Arch Hiram 
Morrell, Gardiner; Harold Frost Morrill, Ames- 
bury, Mass.; Clifton Benjamin Morse, Portland. 

Hugh Nixon, Braintree, Mass. ; Reginald Webb 
Noyes, Stonington ; Frank Howarth Ormerod, 
New Bedford, Mass. ; Louis Osterman, Roxbury, 

Wilfred Leo Parent, Boston, Mass. ; Laurence 
Woodside Pennell, Brunswick; Hugh Pendexter, 
Jr., Norway; Philip Pollay, Brunswick; George 
Oliver Prout, Saco. 

Walter John Rich, Jr., Swans Island; Mangus 
Fairfield Ridlon, Stetson; Albert Foster Rogers, 
Gray; Forest Hallie Rogers, Bath; Joseph Hon- 
ore Rousseau, Jr._, Brunswick; John Maxim 
Ryder, New Bedford, Mass. 

Frank A. St. Clair, Rockland; Robert Benker 
Schonland, Portland; Norman E. Sears, East 
Dennis, Mass.; Harold M-. Skelton, Lewis- 
ton,; George Allston Spaulding, Portland; Alex- 
ander Standish, Boston, Mass. ; Walter Stan- 
ley, Winthrop; Philip Stanwood Stetson, Bruns- 
wick; Martin Strelneck, Minot; Douglass D. 
Sweetser, Woodfords. 

John Coolidge Thalheimer, Freeport; Jason 
Collins Thompson, Southport; William Hart 
Thompson, New York City; Alexander Thom- 
son, Skowhegan ; Ronald Whitcomb Tobey, 

Lawrence M. Wakefield, Augusta; Bruce High 
Miller White, Skowhegan; Edward Everett 
White, Topsham; Percy Desmond Wilkins, Fox- 
croft; John Haynes Williams, Guilford; Merritt 
Lawrence Willson, Sussex, N. J.; Robley Conant 


Wilson, Sanford; Milton Jewell Wing, King- 
field; John Everett Woodward, Maiden, Mass.; 
John Garnett Young, Cleburn, Texas. 

Romeo Albert Beliveau, Lewiston; George Al- 
len Blodgett, Chicago, 111.; Frank Donnelly, Nor- 
wichtown, Conn. ; Carll Nathaniel Fenderson, 
Farmington; Herman D. Gaffney, Gloucester, 
Mass. ; Gordon Randolph Howard, Albion, Neb. ; 
Thomas William Leydon, Worcester, Mass.; Wil- 
liam Clark Mason, Keene, N. H. ; Fred Francis 
O'Connell, Dalton, Mass. ; Roderick Lawrence 
Perkins, Bartlett, N. H.; Vincent Rafferty, 
Haverhill, Mass. ; Arthur Pym Rhodes, San 
Francisco, Cal. 

Spfcial Students 

Edward Berman, Portland; Che'n-Pe'ng Chin, 
Hankow, China; Allan Constantine, Richmond. 

Reginald M. Howe, Woodfords; Robert W. 
Morse, Andover, Mass. ; Ryonosuke Toyokawa, 

Admitted to Upper Classes 
Class of 1919 

Raymond Lang, Boston. 

Class of 1920 

Keith Campbell Coombs, Auburn; Charles Wil- 
liam Scrimgeour, Lewiston. 


The proctors for the present year are 
South Winthrop B. A. Thomas 

North Maine B. W. Norton 

South Maine M. L. Warren 

North Appleton R. G. Albion 

South Appleton L. C. Wyman 


A number of new men have already entered 
their names as candidates for the College band, 
but more clarinet players are needed. Any stu- 
dent who plays a band instrument should try out 
for the band this fall, and should give his name 
as soon as possible to H. T. Pierce '18, leader; 
C. E. Stevens '19, manager, or E. A. Allen '20, 
assistant manager. It is expected that the band 
will accompany the football team to Waterville 
and Lewiston this fall for the games with Colby 
and Bates, althougn nothing positive can be de- 
cided upon until the material has been looked 


According to regulations recently issued by 
the War Department, hospital internes 
and medical students, who have been more than 
one year in college, may he exempted from mili- 

tary service under the selective draft bill. The 
War Department is anxious not to interfere 
with the professional education of those men 
whose services as doctors may be necessary be- 
fore the close of the war. 

The desired result is accomplished by enlist- 
ing the student in the enlisted reserve corps of 
the army, according to Provost Marshal General 
Crowder, who says that the student may be dis- 
charged later to continue his education or prac- 
tice as a civilian. 


A meeting of the Sophomore class was held 
in Memorial Hall last Friday noon for the pur- 
pose of discussing and making plans for the 
annual Proclamation Night ceremonies. It was 
voted that each fraternity delegation should elect 
a member of the Proclamation Night committee, 
which will choose its own chairman. An assess- 
ment of 25 cents was voted upon each member 
of the class, and another meeting will be held in 
the near future for the election of officers. 


Ian Hay, one of the first 100,000 of Kitchen- 
er's army is to appear in the Town Hall, Bruns- 
wick, Wednesday evening, Nov. 14, under the 
auspices of the Saturday Club. 


The opening of College this fall finds many 
familiar faces missing from the campus, owing 
to the calls made upon college men by their coun- 
try in the present war in which the United States 
became involved last April. Many of those who 
will not return this year are in active service in 
the army or navy, while others are engaged in 
farming, or, as in the case of a few men, have 
transferred to another college to continue their 

Among those who will not return to Bowdoin 
this fall are the following: 

From 1918 — Bigelow, Gaff, Coombs, Hildreth, 
Hurlin. King, Lane, McQuillan, Manderson. 
Needleman, O'Connor, Peacock, Philbrick. 
Schlosberg. Spear. Walker, Wass and Wood- 
man. From 1919 — Barton, Caldwell, Canavello. 
Dunham, Farrar. Foss, Gorham, Graves, Her- 
siim, Hill, A. D. Holbrook, Lyons, McGrath, Mc- 
Pherson. C. S. Smith, Sprague, Tilley, P. S. 
Turner, R. S. Turner and Vance. From 1920 — 
S. B. Adams, Atwood, Boyker, Campbell, Chick, 
Congreve, Crabtree, Delehanty, Douglass, Eus- 
tis, Fitzgerald, Foster, Fuller, Harris, Hay, Hea- 
ton, Johnson, Kileskie. Lannon, Randall, Red- 



man, Rowell, C. A. Skillin, R. D. Skillings, M. H. 
Smith, Taylor, Tillson and Wentworth. 


Surplus from 1915 Season $ 5 53 

Alumni Fund 1,052 83 

A. S. B. C. Appropriation 1,200 00 

Ft. McKinley game, gate 61 65 

Middlebury game, guarantee 250 00 

Amherst game, guarantee 225 00 

Wesleyan game, guarantee 350 00 

Colby game, gate 531 75 

Colby game, bleachers and grand- 
stand 169 75 

Bates game, gate 964 45 

Bates game, bleachers and grand- 
stand 274 50 

Maine game, gate 941 45 

Holy Cross game, gate 1,105 2 S 

Tufts game, guarantee 300 00 

Colby, one-half advertising 32 38 

Bates, one-half advertising 23 44 

Rebate, Rutland R. R 13 87 

Sale of Mileage 3 50 

Second Team — Hebron game profit. . 1 65 

Total Receipts $ 7,507 00 


Ft. McKinley game $ 92 85 

Middlebury game 439 75 

Amherst game 366 50 

Wesleyan game 466 41 

Colby game 660 55 

Bates game 987 30 

Maine game 372 45 

Holy Cross game ' 861 60 

Tufts game 355 37 

Coach Weatherhead's salary 1,000 00 

Coach Weatherhead's expenses 333 11 

Trainer Magee's salary 300 00 

Equipment (except unpaid bills of 

$5i9-8i) 53271 

Equipment repair ; 36 75 

Drugs, etc 67 20 

Training table 130 00 

Sweaters 65 75 

Express 17 22 

Telegrams, telephone, etc 16 52 

Postage 5 50 

Printing 7 50 

Laundry 9 20 

Lining field (Higgins) 50 00 

Incidentals 164 52 

Total expenditures $ 7,348 76 


Total receipts $ 7,507 00 

Total expenditures 7,348 76 

Balance $ 158 24 

Unpaid (bills (equipment) 519 81 

Deficit $ 361 57 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. H. Blanchard, 


A. H. MacCormick. 

OTt& t&e Jfacultp 

Professor Files made the speech of presenta- 
tion in behalf of the Rotary Club of Portland 
when that organization presented a flag to the 
Milliken Regiment. The presentation took place 
at the dinner of the Rotary Club last Friday at 
the Falmouth Hotel in Portland. 

Although absent from the College for the 
greater part of the time in the service of his 
country, Dr. Whittier plans to give his usual 
course of lectures in Hygiene this year. 

20n ttje Campus 

Work in military training will commence on 
October first. 

Watch the bulletin board for the notice of sale 
of Freshmen caps. 

The monitors began taking Chapel attendance 
yesterday morning. 

A meeting of the 1921 Class was held yesterday 
noon at one o'clock. 

Today at one o'clock the Musical Club elec- 
tions will be held in the Music Room. 

Several 1918 Bugles are left and may be se- 
cured from Norton 't8, 23 North Maine. 

Jones '18 is the "man on deck" again this year 
when it comes to ringing the chapel bell. 

The facilities of the Curtis Memorial Library 
on Pleasant St., are open to students of the Col- 

Manager Mahoney of the tiack association has 
issued his call for candidates for assistant man- 

The Bowdoin Club will not be opened this year 
because of the reduced number of students in the 

The large entering class has caused South 
Winthrop to be opened for their accommodation, 
contrary to the expectations last June. 


After a year's absence from College, F. C. 
Warren, ex-'i9, has returned as a member of 
1920, and Woodfill, ex-'i8, as a member of 1919. 

The addition of the Beta Chi chapter house 
completes the list of fraternity houses, all ten 
Greek letter organizations now occupying their 
own house. 

Candidates for the band should watch the 
Chapel bulletin board for notice of the first re- 
hearsal, which will probably be held the latter 
part of this week. 

The six members of English 7 have been 
selected, the fortunate applicants being Albion 
'18, Norton '18, Rounds '18, Rountree 'iS, Young 
'18 and Angus '19. 

The first assignments for the Freshmen candi- 
dates for the Orient Board will be given out by 
the Managing Editor, at Slocum's store, this 
evening at 7 130 o'clock. 

There is a library rule that newspapers in the 
reading room must not be mutilated. Already 
one of the up-state papers has suffered in this 
respect. If a clipping is desired, it should be 
marked with one's initials and it will later be 
found at the desk. 

Owing to an accident at the bindery, the 
Freshman "bibles" failed to put in an appearance 
as usual at the reception to the entering class 
last Thursday evening. Due notice will be given 
in regard to where copies may be obtained after 
they have been received by the Christian Asso- 

The war gardens, conducted by W. A. Savage, 
this summer, proved their worth. The two acres 
devoted to potatoes and beans will realize about 
$300 for the steward's account. The root veget- 
able garden, back of the Deke house, was also a 
success. A cold storage room has been con- 
structed in the cellar to house the produce. The 
surplus will be sold. 

Contributors are requested to place their copy 
in the hands of the Managing Editor by five 
o'clock Friday afternoons whenever possible, 
and all material must be in his hands before nine 
o'clock on the Sunday evening preceding the date 
of publication. This change is made necessary 
by a change in the operating room of the Times 
Company of Bath, where the Orient type is set 
by linotype. 

Venerable Instructor — See here, young man, 
what do you mean by coming into my classroom 
day after day and never taking notes ? 

Student — I have my father's. — Ex. 

Jimmy — "Father, what is the board of educa- 

Father — "Well, son, when I went to school it 
was a pine shingle." — Ex. 

1st Girl — "Your brother is pursuing his studies 
at colleges, isn't he?" 

2nd Girl — "I guess so, he's always behind." 




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NO. 13 


An attractive schedule has been arranged for 
the football team. The program includes three 
home games and one game out of the State may 
be arranged later in the season. 

The schedule is as follows : 
Oct. 6 Naval Reserve at Brunswick. 
Oct. 13 Fort Baldwin at Brunswick. 
Oct. 20 Colby at Waterville. 
Oct. 2-j Bates at Lewiston. 
Nov. 3 Maine at Brunswick. 


The following resolution was drawn up and 
adopted at the first meeting of the Student Coun- 
cil this year. 

"The death of the President of our College 
has made every Bowdoin undergraduate feel 
deeply the loss of a powerful leader and loyal 
friend. Coming to the College at the very thresh- 
old of his active life, he worked and sacrificed 
for the development of the institution of which 
it is our privilege to be a part. We felt proud of 
President Hyde even before we knew him; and 
when he advised, instructed, and aided us in 
many of our perplexing problems of life we 
knew we had a genuine .friend. Always ap- 
proachable, alway kind and just, to the end of 
his active service he gave of himself to matters 
concerning the student body. We know that he 
lived for us and that, though death has taken 
him from us, the influence -of his life remains 
to guide Bowdoin to be the college of his 


The course in military training began yester- 
day afternoon. The hours are from 3.30 to six 
on Mondays and^Fridays. This course will con- 
sist of both practical and theoretical work. I ater 
there will probably be four hours of practical and 
one of theoretical training. These courses are 
made the more desirable from the fact that Con- 
gress has authorized a third and fourth series of 
military camps for graduates of the R. O. T. C. 
Adjutant General McCain informed representa- 
tives of Harvard that qualified men from official 
college training camps will be admitted if they 

pass certain examinations, although Ce series is 
designed primarily for promising members of the 
National Army. The candidates of the R. O. 
F. C. for the camps must enlist, if accepted, and 
if not given a commission at the end of three 
months, must enter as enlisted men. 

Major John H. Duval, U.S.A.. wili have 
charge of the work this year, succeeding Captain 
White, now a Major, who is in the service in 
Europe. For temporary purposes, the men have 
been divided into two companies A and B and 
officers selected according to the report of Cap- 
tain White as to the work of the men who took 
the courses last year. The War Department calls 
for class seniority as far as possible. The ros- 
ter of the officers and non-commissioned officers 
of the battalion is as follows : — 

Major — Major John H. Duval, U.S.A. 

Adjutant — Pendleton '18. 

Company A 

Captain — Albion '18. 

First Lieutenant — Warren '18. 

Second Lieutenant — Reynolds '18. 

First Sergeant — Perkins, '19. 

Sergeants — Gray '18, Haskell '18, Caspar '19, 
Richan '20. 

Corporals — Dostie '20. Cook '20, Racine '19, 
Zeitler '20. Sloggert '18. Bartlett '20, W. W. Cur- 
tis '20. 

Company B 

Captain — Palmer '18. 

First Lieutenant — DeMott '18. 

Second Lieutenant — MacCormick '18. 

First Sergeant — B. A. Thomas '18. 

Sergeants — Sturgis '20, Whitney '20, Rhoads 
20, Freese '18. 

Corporals — J. W. Thomas '18, Jones '20, Paul 
'19, Ellms : 20. Ham '19, Mitchell '19, Leach '20. 

In the death of Rev. Dr. Edward Robie '40, 
Bowdoin lost her oldest graduate, and that title 
now falls upon Rev. Dr. William C. Pond '48 of 
San Francisco. 

Rev. Dr. Robie died at the City Hospital in 
Boston on Sept. 20, having been taken to that 
institution on the previous Tuesday. While vis- 
visiting in that city, he suddenly collapsed while 


standing on the steps of the State House, suffer- 
ing numerous injuries. 

Rev. Dr. Robie was born in Gorham in 1821, 
being 96 years old at the time of his death. 
Graduating from Bowdoin in 1840, Rev. Dr. 
Robie studied for three years at Andover Theo- 
logical Seminary, where he later served as libra- 
rian and instructor in Hebrew, from 1848 to 
1851. For three years he was a student at the 
University of Halle, Germany. Dartmouth Col- 
lege conferred the degree of D.D. on Rev. Dr. 
Robie in 1876. 

In 1852, Rev. Dr. Robie was ordained at Green- 
land, N. H., where he has since faithfully per- 
formed his duties as pastor of the Congregational 
Church. This church, it is interesting to note, 
has had only seven pastors during the 210 years 
of its existence. 

The class of 1840 graduated with 31 members 
includng Rev. Ezra Abbott, a member of the 
American Commission for the ^Revision of the 
English Bible, and for 28 years connected with 
Harvard University as a librarian and instructor; 
Rev. Elijah Kellogg, author of many popular 
stories for boys ; and James P. Weston, for 16 
years principal of Westbrook Seminary. 


An organization of the Bowdoin men in the 
United States Naval Reserve force was formed 
last night. Fourteen men who joined the Coast 
Patrol last spring, have been granted leave of 
absence to return to College, and they are sub- 
ject to later call. There are still several others 
who were over 21 and were retained in the ser- 
vice, or who preferred to remain there. This is 
the first organization of its kind at the College, 
for though the Plattsburg men planned a similar 
organization two years ago, nothing definite was 
done. The organization will be primarily for so- 
cial purposes, though an effort will be made to 
interest others in the service ,.nd to keep up the 
training started during the summer. 

There are four football men playing on the 
varsity this fall who were sailors during the 
summer. They are Freese '18, who is a candidate 
for the backfield and one of the best punters in 
College ; Rhoads '20, who won his letter at tackle 
last year; CrocKett '20, who was substitute quar- 
terback last season, and Curtis '20, a backfield 
candidate. Gray '18, the manager of football, 
was also in the Naval Reserve. 

Anions' the others who have returned are Has- 
kell '18, Sloggett '18, J. W. Thomas '18, Butter- 
field 1:). Mam '10, P. R. Leech '19, Martin '19, 
Bartlett '20, and O. Moses '20. 


Professor Meserve, assistant professor of 
chemistry, has been summoned to Washington, 
D. C, to receive a commission as first lieuten- 
ant in the Sanitary Corps of the National Army, 
where he will be assigned to gas defense service. 
He expects to be in France within four weeks 
and upon his arrival will go at once to the 
trenches where he will study gas attacks and the 
methods employed in combatting them. Upon 
his return to this country he will give instruc- 
tion in gas defense at the army cantonments. 

Lieutenant Meserve graduated from Bowdoin 
College in 191 1. After graduating from Bow- 
doin he spent the next year at Harvard and then 
went to Johns Hopkins, where he studied while 
holding a position in the Hygienic laboratory, 
Public Health and Marine Hospital Service. 
Washington, D. C. In the year 1913-14 he was 
instructor in chemistry at Simmons College. The 
year following he did additional post graduate 
work at Harvard and then came to Bowdoin as 
a member of the Faculty. He is a member of the 
American Chemical Society. 

Lieutenant Meserve is the seventh member of 
the Faculty to enter the military service of the 
United States. 

The first Sophomore-Freshman baseball 
jame was played on the Delta last Saturday 



morning. The contest was won by the class of 
1920, whose twirler, Tuttle, held the entering 
class to two hits. This pitching, with the gen- 
eral unsteadiness of the Freshmen, accounted for 
the loss of the game. For the Sophomores, Cook 
and Tuttle showed good form while Claff and 
Toyokawa starred for the first year men. The 
game was fairly close during the first four in- 
nings but the second year men solved Thomp- 
son's pitching in the fifth and proceeded to put 
the game "on ice." 

K. B. Coombs, c 
Prosser, If 
Haggerty, 2b 
Cook, 3b 
K. C. Coombs, cf 
Mason, rf 
Tibbetts, ss 
Tuttle, p 
Moses, ib 
















Claff, 2b 





Toyokawa, If 



Marston, 3b 




Larrabee, 3b 



Sears, c 





Rogers, ss 


■ 1 

Stanley, lb 




Williams, cf 




Thompson, p 




Spaulding, rf 




Wing, rf 


Totals 18 1 2 18 

1920 02002 3 7 

1921 I o o o o o 1 

Two-base hits, Prosser, Tuttle; three-base 

hit, K. C. Coombs. Stolen bases, Prosser, Cook, 
Haggerty, Mason 2, Moses 2, Toyokawa, Stan- 
ley, Wing. Double play, Claff to Stanley. Hit 
by pitcher, by Tuttle, Toyokawa ; by Thomp- 
son, Mason. Bases on balls, off Tuttle 4. Struck 
out, by Tuttle 12; by Thompson 1. Wild pitch, 
Tuttle. Passed ball, Sears. Umpire, Donnell '18. 


Prospects for the Bowdoin eleven appear en-' 
couraging at present, with 30 new men working 
to make the team. The first scrimmage took 
place last Saturday when the candidates showed 
signs of giving a good account .of themselves 
later on. The first game of the season is 
scheduled for next Saturdav when the Coast 

Patrol eleven, composed of veterans from some 
of the best college teams in the country, will give 
battle to the Bowdoin varsity at Brunswick. 

Among the stars out for the Coast Patrol team 
are Eddie Payson, former Williams halfback and 
captain ; George Murphy, the big Hebron half- 
back; Don Smith, former Maine quarter; Jimmy 
Knox, Colby varsity end: Art Couri, Maine Cen- 
ter, and many others known to Bowdoin men. It 
is an interesting fact that Young, Bowdoin '18, 
who is now in the Naval Reserve and played 
guard on the Bowdoin team last year, will play 
against the White next Saturday in the Coast 
Patrol lineup. 

Although the Bowdoin team has lost 12 letter 
men, most of whom are in the service, there re- 
main four veterans who should form a nucleus in 
building up a strong team. The letter men now 
in College are: Captain Small '19, Stewart '18, 
Drummond '20 and Rhoades '20. Out of the re- 
maining 26 men who are turning out, at least 12 
of them are in line for letters, so that there is a 
great incentive for work and should help to turn 
a winning eleven. 

An interesting game is expected between these 
two teams which will open their schedules on 
Whittier Field before supporters of the White 
and it is expected that a good sized attendance 
will witness the game. 


Beginning Monday, October first. Professor 
Nixon will assist the Dean in the office, and will 
have charge of the chapel and class room ab- 
sences, and studies of the Freshman class. 

Professor Nixon's office hours will be from 
12.30 to 1.00, every day of the week, except Sat- 

Dean Sills' office hours will be as follows : 
Monday, from 3.30 to 4.30 • Tuesdays and Thurs- 
days, 2.30 to 3.30. 


John W. Frost '04 has been appointed aide de 
camp to Brigadier General Eli B. Hoyle, com- 
manding general of the Eastern Department, U. 
S. A., stationed at Governor's Island, N. Y.. with 
the rank of 1st lieutenant of infantry. 

Lieut. Frost was called into Federal service 
March 31, at which time he was 1st lieutenant 
and battalion adjutant in the 47th New York In- 
fantry. Before this time he was detailed on the 
staff of Major General Leonard Wood and his 
new promotion is an unusual honor for a mem- 
ber of the National Guard. 



Published every Tuesday of the Collegiate 

Year by The Bowdoin Publishing 


In the Interests of the Students of 


Robert G. Albion, igiS, Editor-in-Chief 

Clyde E. Stevens, 1919. Managing Editor 


Philip E. Goodhue, 1920, Alumni 

Ronald B. Wadsworth, 1920, With the Faculty 
Stanley M. Gordon, 1920, On the Campus 

Whitney Coombs, 1918 

Franklin D. MacCormick, 1918 

Bela W. Norton, 1918 

Gerald S. Joyce, 1918 

Louis W. Doherty, 1919 

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

All communications regarding subscriptions 
should be addressed to the Business Manager of 
the Bowdoin Publishing Co. Subscriptions, $2.00 
per year, in advance. Single copies, 10 cents. 


Gerald S. Joyce, 1918, Business Manager 

Gordon S. Hargraves, 1919, Assistant Manager 
Roy Foulke, 1919. Assistant Manager 

Vol. XLV1I. OCT. 2, 191 7 No. 13 

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

Only One Hundred 

Failure to grasp an opportunity seem- to be the 
cause of the comparatively small registration in 
the Reserve Officers' Training Corps. Bowdoin 
has been signally fortunate to secure an army 
officer at this time when trained soldiers are so in 
demand, and the enrolment of only a third of the 
student body in the corps seems scant apprecia- 
tion of the opportunity which the War Depart- 
ment has given us. There are many larger col- 
leges which have been unable to secure an army 
officer or the equipment which we have. 

The first flush of war enthusiasm which drove 
evcrv student into some form of military or naval 

'raining last April, has passed and we are ready 
to settle down to earnest work. The R. O. T. C. 
sci vtd in many cases as a safety valve for rest- 
lessness last spring, but the Plattsburg record of 
those trained under Captain White shows that 
the course was highly practical. The war is by 
no means over yet. If Kerensky is not able to re- 
tain his control upon Russia or if Germany can 
weather another winter, we may all have an op- 
portunity to serve in the trenches. In the new 
draft armies, there will be ample opportunity for 
men in the ranks to obtain commissions, and those 
who start with a knowledge of the rudiments of 
military science will have a great advantage 
from the outset. 

The criticism has been raised that the military 
activities will interfere with athletics. They will, 
to some extent. They have interfered with many 
things, the existence of men and of cities, and 
the well laid plans of millions. They have pre- 
vented many colleges from having athletics at 
all. It is well that we keep athletics running 
here, but the keeping of men from military that 
the college may possibly score' another touch- 
down seems out of keeping with the spirit of the 
country. Even as it is, Bowdoin is opening three 
weeks earlier than its rivals, who are deferring 
the beginning of the college year for patriotic 
reasons. Surely even with the lack of two after- 
noons a week, there should be practice enough 
to send a team into the field on an even footing 
with Bates. Maine and Colby. It will be well for 
the two hundred men who have decided against 
military training to give it further consideration 
before finally refusing to take advantage o* the 


There were twice as many Sophomores pad- 
dling the Freshmen on Proclamation Night as 
there were opposing the Freshmen in the fag- 
rush the next morning. Several who were veil- 
ing most lustily and striking most brutally at 
the defenseless Freshmen on Friday night 
sneaked away on Saturday morning when there 
would have been an opportunity for the new 
men to fight on an even footing. The names of 
several of these arrant cowards are well known 
around the College, and they have committed sui- 
cide as far as popularity is concerned. The epi- 
thet "yellow" has been used freely in regard to 
them, and they have deserved it. The class as a 
whole ran Proclamation Night efficiently, and the 
men in the class went into the rush next morn- 
ing. This has not been a peculiarity of 1920; 
there have been cowards in every class but when 



1921 become Sophomores it is to be hoped that 
every man who wields a paddle on Friday night 
will answer to the roll call at the rush on Sat- 
urday morning. 

The Blanket Tax 

Are you a slacker? As the term is applied to 
men at this time who shirk their patriotic duty 
so it can be used to designate those men who 
fail to do their share in helping the activities 
of the College. The payment of the Blanket 
Tax at a time when the financial support is need- 
ed more than ever for our activities looms up as 
one of the first duties of every Bowdoin man. 
The need of money is just as urgent as it has 
even been in years past and yet the number of 
men in College is not so great. It is merely a 
matter of mathematics to figure out the amount 
of money that is lost to the support of the A. S. 
B. C. with a registration of one hundred loss 
men than last year. The burden falls on fewer 
men and hence the per cent, of students paying 
must be greater than in the past years. At ;Ke 
present time payments have failed to reach a 
mark that will insure a sufficient amount to suc- 
cessfully carry on the student activities. There 
are too many who are shirking a responsibility 
of every man who comes to Bowdoin. Are you 
one of them? F. D. M. 


Freshman education was completed Friday 
night as over eighty first year men were ushered 
through the mysteries of Proclamation Night. 
Every Freshman was supposed to be in his dor- 
mitory after 7.30 and woe unto him who was ab- 
sent as was proved later when several were 
caught attempting to evade the orders posted 
and made known by other divers means by the 
class of 1920. It is safe to say that not one 
Freshman, unless excused, escaped the gauntlet 
of eager Sophomores that stood lined with pad- 
dles, ready to instill the results of years of ex- 
perience into the minds of the none too humble 

The whole affair was made more interesting 
to everyone by .the curiosity and fear of the 
Freshmen who had been filled with vague rumors 
of "running the gauntlet." This was the mat- 
ter of greatest moment to the Freshmen as they 
waited their summons to the paste-pail and re- 
ceiving line. But their fears were soon allayed 
and the ordeal was begun. All was carried off 
with a swiftness of despatch and sincerity of pur- 
pose that astonished both Freshmen and upper- 
classmen alike. 

Promptly at 7.30 the Sophomore committee of 
arrangements invaded South YVinthrop and 
North Maine and checked those who were ready 
as requested. At once a line was formed between 
the two halls and the Freshmen were treated with 
a liberal dose of paste so that the proclamation 
would stick well in front while the backs of the 
innocents were made acquainted with the ancient 
and honorable letters of Phi Chi. 

There were similar performances in the other 
ends where the Freshmen were found ready and 
almost eager to have the operation over as they 
listened to the resounding whacks of paddles on 
those who were going before. Following the 
initiation of the first year men, the Sophomores 
paraded through Maine Street to Post Office 
Square, where cheers were given for Bowdoin 
and 1920. At this point the parade was broken 
up by cheers for 1921, given by a throng of up- 
per classmen "who had assembled to witness the 
demonstration of the delegates of "Phi Chi." 

The Sophomore committee on arrangements 
consisted of W. W. Cook, Dennett, Dostie, Lom- 
bard, P. V. Mason, Montgomery, Moore, E. C. 
Palmer, Richan and C. P. Rhoads. 


As a change from the rushes of previous years, 
the Student Council decided to have a flag rush 
follow the first baseball game between the two 
lower classes. Accordingly, a pole about 20 feet 
in length was erected on the Delta in deep center 
field and the trophy, a banner bearing the in- 
scription "Phi Chi," was fastened to the top. 
Lined up at equal distances from the pole, the 
two classes dashed for the goal at the sound of 
the whistle and quickly formed a closely packed 
mass at the foot of the pole. The favorite mode 
of attack was to lift a classmate over the inter- 
vening heads, but this proved ineffective and af- 
ter twenty minutes, the struggle was halted. 

A champion was then selected from each class. 
K. C. Coombs for the Sophomores and Toyo- 
kawa for 1921, but their endeavors to climb the 
slender stick were futile and the contest was 
declared a tie. 

The Christian Association is endeavoring to 
act as an employment medium between the needy 
students and the people of the town. If help 
is needed around the town in the form of furnace 
tending, lawn mowing, .snow shoveling, or clerk- 
ing, such help can be furnished upon application 
to Albion *l8, the general secretary, at the Theta 
Delta Chi house. 




At the second meeting of the Athletic Coun- 
cil it was voted to try to secure Major Duval's 
permission for Military Training to come on 
Monday and Friday, from 3.30 to 6 o'clock. As 
his permission has since been given, Tuesday, 
Wednesday and Thursday will be open for foot- 
ball practice. On Monday and Friday evenings 
practice will be held in the Gymnasium. 

Walker, Senior member of the Athletic Coun- 
cil was succeeded by Norton. G. B. Cole '19 fills 
the place left vacant by Turner '19. 

Acting on the suggestion of the Council, Dr. 
Whittier has secured the services of Coach Day 
of Harvard for the team on the eight, ninth, 
and tenth of October, and on three days more, 
later on in the season. 

The four veterans, who won their letters last 
year in football, have been appointed as a coach- 
ing board, to supervise the football coaching this 

A cross-country run has been arranged with 
New Hampshire State College. While the date 
remains uncertain, it will probably be run at 
Durham, N. H. 


The Student Council held its first meeting of 
the year, Sept. 24. Pendleton, Warren, Mat- 
thews, and Donnell of the Seniors replaced 
Mooers, Peacock, Walker and Woodman, who 
are in the service of their country. Mahoney of 
1919 succeeded Turner '19, who is at the second 
Plattsburg camp. The successors were taken in 
order of the number of votes received at the 
spring election. 

A. S. Gray '18 succeeds Walker as vice-presi- 
dent of the Student Council. The Senior mem- 
mers, who hold office as elected, are Albion, A. S. 
Gray, Harrington, MacConnick. president; Nor- 
ton, secretary, and W. A. Savage. Grover is 
the Junior member who remains on the Council. 

It was voted to set apart Friday, Sept. 28, as 
Proclamation Night, to be followed the next 
morning by the Sophomore-Freshman baseball 
game, and in the afternoon, by a flag rush be- 
tween 1920 and 1921. The proclamation was ac- 
cepted, and a committee of Savage '18, Pendleton 
'18 and Albion '18, was appointed to take charge 
of the rush. Fraternity initiations were set for 
Wednesday, Oct. 10. 

consisted of calesthenics and runs averaging 
about four miles. The few veterans of last year 
with the new material are expected to develop a 
good team. The candidates are as follows : Cap- 
tain Cleaves '20, Blanchard '18, Wyman '18, 
Foulke '19, Johnson '19, Knight '19, Sturgis '19, 
Sullivan '19, Tibbets '19, Avery '20, Brown '20, 
Cutler '20, Dunbar '20, Haines '21, Lovell '21 and 
C. B. Morse '21. 

A Fieshman cross country team is to be 
formed which will race Hebron at Hebron. In 
view of the fact that President Wilson recently 
emphasized the necessity and value to the Amer- 
ican youth, of track and field sports as a means 
of preparedness since this branch of athletics 
accommodates the greatest number, it would seem 
to behoove every Freshman to go out for 
track work of some sort. For this reason Coach 
Magee strongly urges every man, and particu- 
larly every Freshman, regardless of height, age, 
or experience to report to him on the track any- 
day from two to six o'clock. 

On Saturday afternoon, the cross country har- 
riers, after a week of preliminary training, were 
sent out over a new course of four miles in a hare 
and hound race, which furnished much amuse- 
ment to the large number of harriers. The 
course was through wild country, over hills and 
through valleys. Cleaves '20, the only veteran 
from last year's varsity team, and Knight '19 
were the hares. The hounds were composed of 
the rest of the squad. The hares were allowed 
a start of one and one-half minutes. After about 
thirty minutes the hares appeared back again on 
the track closely followed by the hounds. 
Blanchard '18 following the hares very closely. 
Other hounds that ran well were Foulke '19, Low- 
ell and Morse '21. 

Another hare and hound race will be held Fri- 
day afternoon which will act as sort of a time 
trial for the New Hampshire State race which is 
scheduled for Oct. 24. 


The cross country squad is rounding into 
shape under the direction of Coach Magee and 
Robert Cleaves '20. The preliminary work has 


"Div. M. G. Battalion, 
"Camp Sherman, O. 

"I enjoyed the Orient very much while I was 
at Ft. Benj. Harrison this spring, for it told me 
of all my old friends who were going into serv- 
ice and sort of made me feel among friends, 
even though I was a long way from the smell of 
the old pines. 

"Ft. Ben. was no different from the other train- 
ing camps, of which you probably know all about. 
Paul White and I were the only Bowdoin men 
there as far as I could find out. Paul has gone 



into the Intelligence Dept. and is probably locat- 
ed at Louisville, Ky. I am in command of one 
of the companies of the Divisional Machine Gun 
Battalion of the 83rd Div. Believe me that is 
the service for you. 

"Please remember me to the boys who come 
back to school this fall that I knew. 
Yours in Bowdoin, 

Don J. Edwards '16, 
Capt. Cav. O. R. C." 

"I want the Orient this year sent to the ad- 
dress below until I change it. I am with the old 
4th Alabama Regt. in the 42nd (Rainbow) Di- 
vision and it sure is queer to <be with Southerners, 
learning their language, food and ways. Thc- 
boys are willing but lazy and it takes a lot of 
work to get much out of them. I expected to be 
in France by now as the Rainbow Division was 
picked for immediate foreign service but the cli- 
mate here has been hard on the Southern boys 
and there is a lot of sickness so we may be here 
several weeks yet, or we may sail any moment. 

"Remember me to all the boys at Bowdoin, 

Lieut. Donald W. Philbrick '17, 

Co. C, 167th Infantry, 

Camp Mills, Hempstead, New York. 


At the time of the organization of the Milli- 
ken Regiment of Heavy Artillery, which was 
encamped on the Bowdoin campus last, 
Hon James C. Hamlen offered a prize of ?ioo 
for the best list of Maine names for the individual 
guns of the regiment. This prize was awarded 
recently to Minot '19, who sent in the list con- 
taining the greatest number of the names finally 

The names decided upon are : Sir William Pep- 
perell, Sir William Phipps, General Henry Knox, 
Governor Edward Kent, General William M. Mc- 
Arthur, Governor William King, William Pitt 
Fessenden, Hannibal Hamlin, Governor Israel 
Washburne, Jr., . General Oliver O. Howard, 
General Joshua L. Chamberlain, General Selden 
Connor, Sir Hiram S. Maxim, General George F. 
Shepley, General Thomas W. Hyde, General 
Charles D. Jameson, Governor John D. Long, 
General Henry C. Merriam, Colonel Russell B. 
Shepherd, Colonel Daniel Chaplin, General 
Hiram G. Berry, Governor John A. Andrew, 
Commodore Edward Preble and General James 
A. Hall. 

Students from the four Maine colleges will 
•gather at Winthrop, near Lake Cobbosseecontee 
next Friday, Saturday and Sunday to discuss ef- 
fective Christian Association methods for the 
coming year. This conference has been usually 
held in September, the week before the opening 
of College, but owing to the late opening of 
Bates, Maine and Colby, Oct. 5, 6 and 7 have 
been decided upon. About a dozen men from 
each college will attend, including those most 
active in student activities, and in the Christian 
Association work. Among the Bowdoin men who 
will attend are Albion '18, MacCormick '18, Nor- 
ton '18, Higgins 19, Coburn '19, Cole '19, Haynes 
'19, Dennett '20, and Goodrich '20. There is an 
opportunity for two or three more to attend in 
the Bowdoin delegation. Among the speakers 
will be David R. Porter '06 and George Irving, 
editor of the North American Student. It will 
be an admirable opportunity to meet the active 
men from the other State colleges, and the num- 
ber is small enough for efficient work. The 
Bowdoin men will leave Friday afternoon and 


Through the cooperation of the Church on the 
Hill with the Bowdoin Christian Association, 
Sunday evening meetings of an undenomina- 
tional nature will be held in the vestry of the Col- 
lege church. A schedule of interesting speakers 
is being arranged, and these meetings should 
solve the Sunday evening problem. The first 
of these will be held next Sunday evening, when 
there will be a talk by a faculty member. The 
speaker and subject will be announced on the 
bulletin board and at chapel. The meetings will 
be also attended by the members of the young 
people's society of the church. 

With the programs now being arranged, there 
will be something of vital importance every even- 
ing, and for any student, whether Methodist, 
Baptist, Universalist, or Episcopalian as well as 
Congregationalist, here is an opportunity to ef- 
fectively, round out the Sabbath. A more de- 
tailed account of the work will be given next 
week, but a meeting of value is promised for next 
Sunday evening, and every class and every fra- 
ternity should be represented. 


Unless present plans are changed, the Debating 
■Council will begin its activities with the Sopoho- 
more-Freshman debate, which is to be held just 
previous to the Thanksgiving recess. There is 



still some uncertainty regarding the college, that 
with Bowdoin and Wesleyan, will form a triangu- 
lar debating league. Hamilton will not be num- 
bered among the competing teams this winter 
but an effort, which is likely to be successful, 
is being made to interest Brown in the league and 
it is hoped that the Rhode Island university will 
be represented in the organization. 

Young '18, Coburn '19 and Foulke '19 are the 
only members from last year's teams back in 
College this fall. The officers of the Debating 
Council this year are: Paul '19, president; 
Foulke '19. secretary-treasurer; Coburn '19, 

At the meeting of the Musical Clubs last Tues- 
day, the following officers were elected : Freese 
'18, manager; McGorrill '19, assistant manager; 
Stetson '18, leader of the Glee Club; Warren '18, 
leader of the Mandolin Club. All candidates are 
urged to hand their names to the manager, or 
Professor Wass, the coach, as soon as possible. 
Try-outs will be held this week, and rehearsals 
will begin next week. The usual trips will be 
made this season, although no definite schedule 
has yet been selected. 


The second meeting of the Sophomore class 
was held in Memorial Hall last Tuesday at 1 
o'clock. Whitney was elected president for the 
coming year. The Proclamation Night commit- 
tee gave its report and Lombard was elected to 
act as captain in the flag rush. 

There have been many interesting visitors in 
the Museum during the summer, but the general 
attendance has not been quite as large as usual. 
The distinguished archaeologist. Dr. D. M. 
Robinson of Johns Hopkins University, the 
American landscape painter. Ben Foster, and 
Mrs. J. Pierpont Morgan showed marked interest 
in the Bowdoin collection. 

Students will note some changes in the Boyd 
Gallery. Mr. Edward P. Warren's latest con- 
tribution to the classical objects is exhibited in a 
new case on the south wall. The Ben Foster 
autumn landscape, given by Mrs. Bedell of 
Philadelpha, and the Frederick P. Vinto land- 
scape, given by Horace P. Chandler, Esq., of 
Boston, hang on the north wall. A marble statue, 
Musidona, carved by J. A. Jackson and given by 
his daughter, Professor Margaret Jackson of 
Welleslev College, is at the left of the entrance. 


Students interested in mediaeval history will 
have an exceptional opportunity to learn much of 
the Protestant Reformation in Europe at the 
Wednesday evening meetings at the Church on 
the Hill. This is the 400th anniversary of the 
Reformation, and there is a particular interest 
in the deeds of Luther, Hus, and the other re- 
formers. The meetings will be held at 7.15, and 
the fraternity meetings will usually be over by 
this hour. The subjects are: 
Oct. 3 John Wycliffe ; The Morning Star of 

the Reformation. 
Oct. 10 John Hus, the Prophet-Martyr of Bo- 
Oct. 17 Savonarola; The Prophet of Italy. 
Oct. 24 Conversation Meeting. 
Oct. 31 Martin Luther; The Torch Bearer of 

the Reformation. 
Nov. 7 Martin Luther ; The Course of the Pro- 
testant Reformation. 
Nov. 14 John Calvin; The Reformer of Geneva. 
Nov. 21 John Knox; The Reformation in Scot- 
Nov. 28 Conversation Meeting. 
Dec. 5 The Reformation in England. 
Dec. 12 Wherein the Reformation was a Suc- 
Dec. 19 Wherein the Reformation was a Fail- 
Dec. 26 Conversation Meeting. 

f>n tije Campus 

The loss of more fraternity pins than usual 
during the summer is reported. 

Freshman numerals appeared upon the obser- 
vatory dome Saturday morning. 

The winter schedule of the Maine Central went 
into effect last Sunday morning. 

Jack Magee spent the summer at Revere Beach 
where he was one of the life guards. 

Football practice will be secret for the present, 
at least, upon the request of Coach Magee. 

It is still a matter of conjecture as to who will 
have the distinction of being the first infirmary 

Rev. Thompson A. Ashby conducted chapel 
vespers Sunday, and a solo was rendered by J. 
\Y. Thomas '18. 

The Topsham Fair dates are Tuesday, Wednes- 
day and Thursday of next week. Thursday will 
be a College holiday. 

The Board of Directors of the Bowdoin Pub- 
lishing Co. met last week to hear the report of 
the business manager. 



The class in Chemistry 1 is larger than ever 
before, nearly 90 men being enrolled, principally 
from the Sophomore class. 

The chapel monitors for 1917-1918 are B. A. 
Thomas '18, Mitchell '19, W. M. Cook '20, E. C. 
Paimer '20, Hone '21 and Strelneck '21. 

It is reported that several unauthorized con- 
tests took place between the members of the two 
lower classes before the baseball game last Sat- 
urday morning. 

The festivities of Proc. Night and the ensuing 
ball game and rush were attended by less injuries 
than unsual this year, and none of the victims 
were badly hurt. 

Nevens, ex-'i8, has been transferred from the 
Medical Corps of the First Maine Heavy Artil- 
lery to the 101st Regiment of Engineers which 
has been stationed in Boston for several weeks. 

Sprague '19 has returned to College after serv- 
ice in the Naval Reserve. He has recently been 
at Boston, where he was transferred from 
Commonwealth Pier to the Kronprinzessin Ce- 
cilie. He is a candidate for the eleven, having 
played in the backfield last year. 

Albert A. Parent, ex-'i8, who enlisted in the 
Medical Corps of the First Maine Heavy Artil- 
lery, nas recently been transferred from that 
organization and is now French secretary for 
the surgeon general of the 26th division of the 
United States Army. 

At a recent meeting of the New England Ama- 
teur Athletic Association Union, Jack Magee, 
the Bowdoin coach, was elected as the Maine 
Commissioner of that association to attend the 
National Amateur Athletic Union Convention, 
which will be held at St. Louis, Mo., on Novem- 
ber 19th. 

The editors of the 1919 Bugle urge contribu- 
tors to hand in their contributions as early as 
possible as January 5th is the last date on which 
these can be accepted. Angus '19, Art Editor. 
Psi U house, will welcome all art contributions ; 
other contributions may be handed in to any of 
the other editors. . 

It is a growing custom for houses from which 
men have gone to war to fly service flags, bear- 
ing a white star for each member of the house- 
hold who is in national service. It has been 
suggested that the fraternity houses fly these 
flags with a star for each under graduate mem- 
ber in the service. 

Fourteen Freshmen have thus far signified 
their intentions of trying out for the Orient 
Board. Those who have already handed their 
names to the managing editor are R. P. Atwood, 

Anderson, Berry, Boardman, Cook, Haines, Hel- 
son, Hone, Laughlin, McGown, Prout, Ryder, 
St. Clair and B. H. M. White. 

The fraternity stewards for this year are as 
follows : Alpha Delta Phi, Moore '20 : Psi Upsi- 
lon, Johnson '19; Delta Kappa Upsilon, Savage 
'18; Theta Delta Chi, Boardman '20; Zeta Psi, 
Foulke ' i9;Delta Upsilon, Hutchinson ' iq;Kappa 
Sigma, Cole '18; Beta Theta Pi. Matthews '18; 
Beta Chi, Palmer '18. and Phi Theta Upsilon, 
Prosser '18. 

alumni 3®otz& 

■59 — Henry M. King, D.D., of Providence, R. 

I., has published a booklet, "John Eliot and Roger 
Williams," describing the lives and works of the 
two men. Dr. King interestingly shows the far- 
reaching effect of their labor among the red men, 
the labor which carved for each of them the right 
to be called "The Apostle to the Indians." 

'74 — The announcement has been received of 
the marriage of Miss Helen Emma, daughter of 
the Rev. Charles S. Wieand of Pottstown, Pa., 
and the Rev. Samuel Valentine Cole. Miss Wie- 
and is a highly educated woman, having received 
her A. B. degree from Mt. Holyoke, and her A. 
M. and Ph. D., from Bryn Mawr. She has been 
professor of Latin and Greek at Wheaton for five 
years. As most Bowdoin men know, Dr. Cole 
is president of Wheaton and vice president of the 
Board of Trustees of Bowdoin. He is an ex- 
president of the Boston Browning Club. He is 
considered to be one of the most popular college 
presidents in New England. After October first, 
Dr. and Mrs. Cole will be at home at the Presi- 
dent's House, Wheaton College, Norton, Massa- 

'75 — Frank W. Dana, a prominent Boston law- 
yer, died of hardening of the arteries on Aug. 
15 at his home in Brookline, Mass. Mr. Dana 
formerly was president of the Lewiston and Au- 
burn Street Railway, and Judge Advocate Gen- 
eral on the staff of Governor Burleigh. He was 
born in Lubec on March 28, 1851. He has prac- 
ticed law in Boston for 20 years. 

'j/ — Albert Somes, head of the Somes Pre- 
paratory School at Aurora. N. Y., died Aug. 22 at 
Ithaca, N. V. He was 63 years old, and for the 
past 17 years has had control of the Somes 
School. Before going to Aurora he was princi- 
pal of the Manchester, N. H., High School. Mr. 
Somes leaves a wife, two daughters and a son. 

'93 — Dr. Augustus A. Hussey of Brooklyn, N. 
Y., died June 20, while undergoing the usually 
simple operation of having a tooth extracted. 


He himself had just performed successfully a 
difficult operation and apparently was in the best 
of health, for he jested with the dentist upon the 
fact that he must have an operation so soon after 
performing' one himself. The most modern 
clicking gas machine was used, a machine sup- 
plied with pure oxygen which can be instantly 
released into the patient's lungs if the machine 
ceases to click, thereby indicating that the pa- 
tient has ceased to breathe. The cup was re- 
moved from Dr. Hussey's mouth and the tooth 
extracted. Then the dentist saw that Dr. Hussey 
had ceased breathing. Several doctors applied 
restoratives without avail. Medical men said 
that they did not think death to be caused by 
heart failure, but, as might occur once in ioo,- 
ooo times, by some toxic quality in the blood or in 
the gas. Dr. Hussey was one of the best known 
physicians in Brooklyn. He was born in Houlton 
on May 26, 1872. He served as hospital interne 
after graduating from the College of Physicians 
and Surgeons, and began active practice in 1897. 
He belonged to many medical societies. He 
leaves a wife and two children. 

'05 — Rev. J. Edward Newton, pastor of the 
Rockland Congregational Church, has sailed for 
France to do Y. M. C. A. work. He has been 
at this church nearly five years, and will prob- 
ably be granted a leave of absence until the end 
of the war. 

'05 — Professor L. D. H. Weld has resigned 
from his position as professor of Business A_d- 
ministration at the Sheffield Scientific School to 
become manager of a new department of com- 
mercial research for Swift and Company, Chi- 

'05 — John H. Woodruff, since 1910 a Barre, 
Vt., physician, has been appointed by the gov- 
ernor to the Vermont Draft Committee. 


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NO. 14 

Bowdoin opened the football season Saturda} 
by defeating the Naval Reserves of Portland, 7-0, 
on Whittier Field. Before the game the weather 
was fair, and the indications were for a good 
fast game. At 2.30 the teams took the field, and 
Bowdoin kicked off. In about the middle of the 
first quarter, a heavy downpour converted the 
field into a slipper}' sea of mud and water, mak- 
ing it difficult for the players to keep their foot- 
ing. Fumbles on both sides were frequent and 
neither team gained any decisive advantage, the 
first half ending with no score. 

Between the halves the sun appeared, and the 
field dried up a little. The Naval Reserves 
kicked off at the opening of the third quarter. 
On the second play Savage got away on a 55- 
yard run for a touchdown. The goal was kicked 
by Drummond. The period ended with no fur- 
ther scoring, although the Navy once carried the 
ball to Bowdoin's two-yard line. 

In the last quarter both teams used the for- 
ward pass frequently. However, on account of 
the slippery condition of the ball and players, it 
was seldom completed. There was no scoring in 
the last quarter. Drummond, Rhoads and 
Savage excelled for Bowdoin, while Jacob and 
Murphy played well for the Naval Reserves. The 
lineup was as follows : — 


Parent, Thompson, Freese, le re, Knox 

Casper, It rt, Payson 

Stewart, lg rg, Macquarrie 

Small, c c, Coan 

Kern, rg lg, Young, Chase 

Rhoads, rt It, Marsh, Libby 

Drummond, re le, Caldwell 

Babbitt. Crockett, qb . . qb, Smith, Conroy, Miller 

Savage, Dostie, Ihb rhb, Murphy 

Sprague, rhb lhb, Henniger, Smith 

Hall, Dodge, fb fb, Jacob 

Score : Bowdoin 7, Naval Reserve 0. Touch- 
down, Savage. Goal from touchdown, Drum- 
mond. Referee, Moore of Bates. Umpire, Fitz- 
gerald of Maine. Head linesman, Howe of West- 
brook Seminary. Time, two 12 and two 10 min- 
ute periods. 


Up to the present time about one hundred men 
have signed for military. This compares most 
unfavorably with other colleges of Bowdoin's 
size. ' Wesleyan has two hundred and forty-six 
students enrolled ; Williams has four companies, 
while at Yale no man is allowed to participate in 
college athletics unless he is enrolled. The most 
significant fact, however, is that not one of the 
above colleges had been assigned a regular army 
officer until last week. Bowdoin is exceptionally 
fortunate in securing the services of such a man 
as Major Duval, yet her students do not seem 
to take advantage of such a splendid opportun- 

As the Orient stated last week, the training 
is especially desirable in view of the fact that 
Congress has authorized a third and fourth series 
of training camps which will be open to grad- 
uates of R.O.T.C. from a limited number 
of colleges of which Bowdoin is one. 
We are confident that Bowdoin will rise to the 
occasion, and make the course in military train- 
ing a success from every standpoint. 


Some four or five years ago Judson E. Langen 
offered to present the next championship base- 
ball or football team of Bowdoin College, with a 
cup. The baseball team of 1917 was the first to 
win and there is now on exhibition in the window 
of H. W. Varney, a ten-inch loving cup, which 
is the gift of Mr. Langen to the Bowdoin base- 
ball team of 1917, winners of the championship 
of the Maine colleges. 


Public memorial exercises for the late Presi- 
dent William D'eWitt Hyde will be held in Memo- 
rial Hall on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 24, at 
2.30. The speakers will include the Rev. Samuel 
Y. Cole, D.D., LL.D.. '74, President of Wheaton 
College, for the Trustees; Edward P. Mitchell. 
Litt.D., '71, editor of the New York Sun, for the 
Overseers; and Professor A. W. Anthony. 
LL.D., of Bates, for the other Maine colleges. 



For the benefit of the new students especially, 
the following directory of the heads of the sev- 
eral student organizations is given : 


President: F. D. MacCormick '18, Delta Upsi- 
lon House. 

Vice. Pres. : A. S. Gray '18, Alpha Delta Phi 

Secretary: B. W. Norton '18, 23 Maine Hall. 


President: A. S. Gray '18, Alpha Delta Phi 

Secretary: M. M. McGorrill '19, Beta Theta Pi 

Asst. Treas.: D. S. Higgins '19, Alpha Delta 
Phi House. 


Captain : R. T. Small '19, Zeta Psi House. 

Manager: A. S. Gray '18, Alpha D'elta Phi 

Asst. Mgr. : M. R. Grover '19. Beta Theta Pi 


Manager: G. B. Cole '19, 13 Appleton Hall. 
Asst. Mgr.: R. K. McWilliams '20, Alpha 
Delta Phi House. 


Captain: W. A. Savage '18, Delta Kappa Ep- 
silon House. 

Manager: D. F. Mahoney '19, Theta Delta Chi 

Asst. Mgr. : L. W. Brown '20, 20 Maine Hall. 


Captain: P. C. Young '18, 29 Appleton Hall. 

Manager: M. M. McGorrill '19, Beta Theta 
Pi House. 

Asst. Mgr.: A. W. Hall '20, Delta Upsilon 


Editor-in-Chief: J. W. Coburn '19, Delta Up- 
silon House. 

Manager: G. S. Hargraves '19, Psi Upsilon 


Chairman: Duncan Scarborough' 19, 8 Maine 


Editor-in-Chief : R. G. Albion '18, 23 Apple- 
ton Hall. 

Man.icrin°; Editor: C. E. Stevens '19, Slocum's 
1 ol'.ege Hook Store. 

Business Manager: G. S. Joyce, Kappa Sigma 


Leader of Glee Club: R. S. Stetson '18, 35 
Cumberland Street. 

Leader of Mandolin Club: M. L. Warren '18, 
7 Maine Hall. 

Manager: J. B. Freeze '18, Delta Upsilon 


Manager: A. M. Rollins, Jr., '19, Zeta Psi 


President : E. S. Paul, 2nd, '19, Delta Upsilon 

Manager: J. W. Coburn '19, Delta Upsilon 


Leader: H. T. Pierce '18, 8 Appleton Hall. 

Manager: C. E. Stevens '19, Slocum's College 
Book Store. 

Asst. Mgr. : E. A. Allen '20, Kappa Sigma 


The first trials for the College band will he 
held in Memorial Hall at 7.15 this evening, at 
which time all the candidates must be present. 
It is planned to make the trips to the Colby and 
Bates games with the football team, and the band 
will also play at next Saturday's game on Whit- 
tier Field. About thirty men have thus far sig- 
nified their intentions of going out for the band 
this year, and it looks as if a better organization 
will be turned out this year than last. A cut in 
the list of candidates will be made as a result 
of tonight's rehearsal, and the list of the suc- 
cessful men will be posted as soon as possible on 
the chapel bulletin board. 


The Freshmen lhad ample revenge on 'the 
Sophomores in the second game of the series 
played last Wednesday when they shut out their 
opponents, 5 to 0. Holmes, who was on the 
mound for the first year men, was invincible dur- 
ing - the whole game, not a sophomore reaching 
first until the fifth inning, and only three men see- 
ing the base during the entire game. His infield 
gave him almost perfect support and the lone hit 
that the Sophomores got was of an exceedingly 
scratchy variety. Holmes starred at the bat also, 
making two hits and stealing four bases. 

Tuttle pitched well for the losing class, fanning 
nine men, but he was touched up rather freely 
by the Freshmen, especially in the opening round. 
Marston with some flashy work around third 



base, and Toyokawa, did the starring in the field 
for the winners. 

The series now stands one-all ;and the deciding 
game of the series should be a close one with a 
fine pitchers' battle between Tuttle and Holmes 
probable. It will be played next Thursday morn- 
ing, weather permitting. 

The summary of the second game : 

ab r h po a e 
Marston, 3b 2 1 1 3 o 

Toyokawa, If 300100 

Claff, 2b 200200 

Sears, c 311700 

Thompson, ib 2 1 1 b> o o 

Rogers, ss 3 1 o 1 1 

Holmes, p 312020 

Larrabee, cf 301000 

Hone, rf 200000 

Totals 23 3 6 18 6 1 

ab r h po a e 

K. B. Coombs, c 3 o 1 10 o 

Prosser, If 300000 

K. C. Coombs, cf 200012 

Jones, cf 1 o o o o 

Mason, rf 1 o o 

Berry, rf 000000 

Tuttle, p 1 o 2 1 

Moses, ib 200510 

Tibbets, ss 200000 

Adams, 3b 200010 

Lindner, 2b 200210 


19 1 *iy 

*Toyokawa out, hit by batted ball. 
1921 20001 2 — 5 

1920 00000 — 

Stolen bases — Holmes 4, Thompson, Larrabee, 
Adams,, Mason. (Sacrifice Jhits — Claff, Tuttle. 
Struck out — By Tuttle 9, by Holmes 6. Bases on 
balls— Off Tuttle 1, off Holmes 1. Hit by 
pitcher — By Tuttle. Thompson. Wild pitch 
— Tuttle. Umpire — Cole '19. 


The Annie Talbot Cole lectures will be given 
this year by Miss Agnes Repplier of Philadel- 
phia on the evenings of Nov. 22 and 23. The 
titles of the lectures are: "The Gospel of 
Amusement," and "The Courageous Reader." 

Miss Repplier is one of the most brilliant of 
American essayists. She was born at Philadel- 
phia in 1858. She was educated at the con- 

vent of the Sacred Heart, Torresdale, Pa., and 
the University of Pennsylvania, where she re- 
ceived her "Litt.D." in 1902. As an author she 
has written many fine books among which are 
"Books and Men," "Points of View," "Essays 
in Idleness," and "The Fireside Sphinx." 


H. Tobey Mooers '18, who is an ambulance 
driver serving with the Bowdoin unit in France, 
wrote home recently : 

"Two nights ago, as I was temporarily in 
Paris, the 'Bosche' (German) Zeppelins made a 
strong attempt to raid the city and drop a few 
tons of high explosives; but fortunately they did 
not do much damage. About 3 o'clock in the 
morning we were awakened by the most terrible 
jargon of noises imaginable. 

"All the fire whistles and bells were going at 
once and great fire engines, with the weirdest 
sounding sirens possible to imagine, rushed like 
the 'hound of Heaven' through the narrow, dark 
old streets of Paris signalling to the people to 
flee to the caves. 

"Of course all lights were out, and the streets 
and dark windows of houses were filled with 
panic-stricken French people, shivering and 
watching the sky for signs of the Bosche flyers. 
The night being very clear — they never make 
raids except on moonlit nights, or at least clear 
nights — we could just make out several planes 
(French) high up, sweeping in wide circles, 
whirring along, with the searchlights, trying to 
locate the German machines. Every few seconds 
the big searchlights on the right bank of the 
Seine swept the heavens magnificently, looking 
like a great eye for the enemy; by quick and des- 
perate fighting, the French aviators drove off the 
Germans before they could get well over the city, 
yet one American aviator laid down his life that 
night for France, shot through his lungs by a 
German machine. 

"They dropped some bombs but no great dam- 
age was done. Paris is too strongly guarded 
aeronautically to be in so grave danger as Lon- 
don, which suffers far more often, due to this 


The first dance of the year will be held in the 
Union next Saturday evening. Following the 
custom which proved so popular last year the 
dance will be informal in its nature. Last year 
these dances were very successful. The hou "S 
for dancing will be from 8 until 11.30 p. m. 



Published every Tuesday of the Collegiate 

Year by The Bowdoin Publishing 


In the Interests of the Students of 


Robert G. Albion, 1918, Editor-in-Chief 

Clyde E. Stevens, 1919, Managing Editor 

department and associate editors 
Philip E. Goodhue, 1920, Alumni 

Ronald B. Wadsworth, 1920, With the Faculty 
Stanley M. Gordon, 1920, On the Campus 

Whitney Coombs, 1918 

Franklin D. MacCormick, 1918 

Bela W. Norton, 1918 

Gerald S. Joyce, 1918 

Louis W. Doherty, 1919 
Contributions are requested from all under- 
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contributions can be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions 
should be addressed to the Business Manager of 
the Bowdoin Publishing Co. Subscriptions, $2.00 
per year, in advance. Single copies, 10 cents. 


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OCT. 9, 1917 

No. 14 


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Settling Down 

In two days, the abnormal relations which have 
existed between Freshmen and upper classmen 
will be over, and college life will take 011 its 
usual aspect. It is at just this period that many 
a Freshman, with his pledge pin exchanged for 
a fraternity pin and no further cause of worry 
from the Sophomores, settles down contentedly 
to an easy, indifferent existence, satisfied to get 
by in his courses. Thus it is that annually, from 
a third to a ha 1 f the class drop into oblivion, 
contributing no.hing to the College and receiving 
far less than the ambitious classmates. Everyone 
need not devote his entire energy to accumulat- 
ing a dozen or so "honors" to appear after his 

name in the Bugle nor yet the golden baseball or 
key to dangle from his watch chain. These are 
but externals, and are not ends in themselves. 

At this time, the Freshman should, however, 
find out what he has come to College for, and if 
the answer is anything except to enjoy four years 
of leisure at parental expense, he should set about 
at once to realize those ends. Indifference is a 
more dangerous trait than many which come 
from energy directed in the wrong course. The 
easy, care-free life of the fraternity house is 
liable to rob many Freshman of the ideals which 
he brought with him from home, and to supply 
no other ideals in their place. If you would look 
back with satisfaction on the four years here, 
maintain a keen and lively interest in what the 
College and the world are doing. 

The Union Dance 

Social life at the College will probably be cur- 
tailed to a certain extent this year, but this ten- 
dency should noi oe carried too far. England 
gave up everything at the start, but has found 
that best results can be obtained if conditions at 
home remain as near normal as possible. When 
we are ready to go into the fight, we shall go in 
whole-heartedly, but now that we are in the role 
of college students, we should lead a life, which, 
while more serious than in peace times, should 
have its necessary outlets. A valuable portion 
of the college training is its social education and 
this should not be abandoned entirely. The ex- 
pensive frills at the more elaborate dances can 
well be cut down, in keeping with wartime econ- 
omy, but the dancing itself can well go on. The 
first social event of the season will be the 
Union dance Saturday evening. These are con- 
ducted informally and at a minimum of expense. 
There will be a chance for Freshmen to re- 
ceive an easy initiation into the college dance, 
and for upper classmen to keep in training for the 
other dances later. This is a reminder and not an 
exhortation, and it may be necessary to come 
early, for the Union floor will not accommo- 
date more than fifty couples conveniently. 

Wearing the Uniform 

During the past year, the uniform of the army 
and navy has become a badge of respect and 
honor, for it signifies that the wearer has de- 
voted himself to the service of his country, 
though it cost him his life. On the days when 
the drills of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps 
are held, we are entitled to wear the uniform, for 
we are training: to be annv leaders in case the 


I2 5 

need arises. It is contrary to the spirit of the 
uniform, however, for men to wei.r it through the 
town every day, "receiving the credit accorded to 
the wearer of the olive drab. An objection has 
come from the townspeople to wearing parts of 
the R.O.T.C. uniform, sans military hat or sans 
blouse or flannel shirt. To be sure, the entire 
uniforms have not been issued, but it will not be 
considered good form to wear parts of the uni- 
form around Brunswick, and the whole should 
appear only on the days of drill, when we can 
really consider ourselves in service. 

Appropriations for the coming year were made 
at a meeting of the Board of Managers held last 
Tuesday afternoon. The need of the strictest 
economy was urged on those present as the in- 
come for the maintenance of the college activi- 
ties will be much smaller than usual. In connec- 
tion with this point, a special effort will be made 
to urge students to pay the Blanket Tax more 

M. M. McGorrill '19 was elected secretary of 
the Board for the coming year and D. S. Hig- 
gins '19 was chosen assistant treasurer. The 
appropriations were as follows: Football, $1000; 
baseball, $1000; track, $1000; Publishing Com- 
pany, $300; Y. M. C. A., $175; tennis, $150; de- 
bating, $150; fencing, $100; band, $75. 

Class of 1021 
Francis James Bingham, Methuen, Mass. ; 
Luke Halpin, Rochester, N. H.; Alonzo Barker 
Holmes, Holbrook Mass. ; Fred Everett Jackson, 
Brunswick; Paul Clarence Marston, East Brown- 
field; Ralph Trafton Ogden, Springvale, and 
Fred Maynard Walker, East Brownfield. 


Many matches in both the first and second 
rounds of the fall tennis tournament have not 
yet been played off, and in order to complete the 
tournament, it is desired that these be played off 
as soon as possible. The results thus far are as 
follows : 

First Round : — J. W. Thomas '18, defeated Con- 
stantine, Special, by default; R. P. Atwood '21, 
defeated Cole '19, 6-4, 6-3; Larrabee '21, de- 
f iced Daggett '21, by default; C. E. Stevens '19, 
defeated Wilson '21, by default; Mitchell '19, de- 
feated Leavitt '19, 6-2, 6-2; Goodhue '20, defeat- 
ed Gaffney '21, 6-1, 6-2; Howard '21, defeated 
Hatch '21, 6-0, 6-1 ; Merrill '20, defeated Laugh- 
lin '21, 6-3, 6-3; Young '21, defeated S. A. Smith 

'20, 6-1, 6-2; Bachelder '18, defeated Helson '21, 
6-u, 6-0; Chin "18, defeated Merriam '21, by de- 
fault; Mason '20, defeated Garden '21, 6-1, 6-3; 
McLellan '21, defeated Berry '20, 6-2, 6-2; 
Sweetser '21, defeated Hanson '20, by default; 
Freeman '18, defeated Moore '20, 7-5, 6-1 ; Tut- 
tle'20, defeated '21; 6-3, 6-2; Grover '19, 
defeated H. H. Davis '2c, by default; Hart 
'21, defeated Perkins '19, by default; McCarthy 
'19, defeated B. A. Thomas '18, by default; 
Kurtz '21, defeated Wadsworth '20, by default; 
Young '18, defeated Sprince '20, 6-1, 6-3; A. L. 
Davis '20, defeated Cousins '20, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 ; 
Sawyer '19, and Crossman '20, drew byes. 

Second Round: — Mitchell '19, defeated Ste- 
vens '19, 6-c, 6-0; Reynolds '18, defeated Good- 
hue '20, 6-0, 6-4; Howard '21, defeated Merrill 
'20, 6-1, 6-1 ; Bachelder '18, defeated Young '21, 
4"6, 7-5. 6-2; Freeman '18, defeated Sweetser 
'21, 6-1, 6-1; Tuttle '20, defeated Grover 'iq, 
6-3, 6-8, 6-2; Young '18, defeated A. L. Davis 
'20. 6-1, 6-0; Sawyer '19, defeated Crossman '20, 
6-1, 9-7. 


The first trial for the cross country men was 
held Friday, October 5, over the regular College 
course. Rain fell during the most of the after- 
noon, and as a result the course was wet and 
slippery. The men finished in the following or- 
der : Cleaves '20, Wyman '18, Blanchard '18, 
Morse '21, Warren '20, McCarty '19, Lovell '21, 
Knight '19, Avery '20, Johnson '19 and Atwood 

The track men are training three times a week 
in preparation for the inter-class track meet to 
be held soon. 

Detailed instructions in regard to the increase 
in postal rates which became effective on Nov. 2, 
under the terms of the War Tax bill, have re- 
cently been issued by Postmaster General Burle- 
son. The new rates will apply to all domestic 
mail, including that to Canada, Mexico, Cuba, 
Panama, the United States postal agency at 
Shanghai, and all persons in the military service 
of the country. 

On and after Nov. 2, the postage on all first 
class mail matter, except drop letters, will be 
three cents for each ounce or fraction thereof. 
All drop letters, i. e., those mailed for delivery 
at the office at which posted, are required to have 
paid on them two cents for each ounce or frac- 
tion thereof. Postal cards must bear two cents 
in postage. 



Alpha Delta Phi 

from 1920 
Stanley Meacham Gordon, Ilion, N. Y. 
Carroll Everett York, Brunswick 

from 1 92 1 
Clarence Verdell Farnham, Rumfora 
Leslie Bolter Heeney, Kittery 
Stewart Sylvanus Kurtz, Jr., Canton, Ohio 
Thomas William Leydon, Worcester, Mass. 
Philip Robinson Lovell, Brunswick 
Walter John Rich, Jr., Swan's Island 
Milton Jewell Wing, Kingfield. 

Psi Upsilon 
from 1920 
Percy Ridley Low, Bath 

from 1921 
Kenneth Sheffeld Boardman, Augusta 
Ray Alanson Carpenter, South Berwick 
George Edmund Houghton, Jr., Natick, Mass. 
Clifton Benjamin Morse, Portland 
Fred Francis O'Conneil, Dalton, Mass. 
Robert Renker Schonland, Portland 
Harold Newell Skelton, Lewiston 
Douglass DeForest Sweetser, Woodfords . 
'William Hart Thompson, New York City 
Merritt Lawrence Willson, Sussex, N. J. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon 

from 1920 
Plimpton Guptill, Topsham 

from 1 92 1 
Benjamin Wells Atwood, Brighton, Mass. 
Raymond Pervere Atwood, Brighton, Mass. 
Sanger Mills Cook, Newport 
George Jordan Cumming, Houlton; 
Charles Leroy Dodge, Lynn, Mass. 
John Edmund French, Skowhegan. 
William Clark Mason, Keene, N. H. „ 
Philip Garretson McLellan, Caribou 
Ralph Trafton Ogden, Springvale 
Louis Osterman, Roxbury, Mass. 
Magnus Fairfield Ridlon, Stetson 
Alexander Standish, Boston, Mass. 
Alexander Thomson, Skowhegan 
Lawrence McCarty Wakefield, Augusta 
Bruce Hugh Miller White, Skowhegan 
John Haynes Williams, Guilford 

Zeta Psi 

from 1 92 1 
Francis James Bingham, Methuen, Mass. 
Charles Wellington Crowell, Richmond Hill, N. Y. 
Paul Plerford Eames, Bangor 
Fred Everett Jackson, Brunswick 
Kenneth Ellwood Leathers, Wiscasset 
Jason Collins Thompson, Southport 

Ronald Whitcomb Tobey, Brunswick 
Percy Desmond Wilkins, Foxcroft 
John Everett Woodward, Maiden, Mass. 

Theta Delta Chi 

from 1920 
Norman Eugene Robbins, Ritzville, Washington. 

from 1 92 1 
Harold Ernest Beach, Brunswick 
Francis Peter Donnelly, Norwichtown, Conn. 
Norman William Haines, Greenland, N. H. 
Gordon Randolph Howard, Albion, Neb. 
Howard Paul Larrabee, Portland 
Curtis Stuart Laughlin, Portland 
Hugh Pendexter, Jr., Norway 
George Oliver Prout, Saco 
Vincent Paul Rafferty, Haverhill, Mass. 

Delta Upsilon 

from 1919 
Raymond Lang, Boston, Mass. 

from 1 92 1 
George Allen Blodgett, Chicago, 111. 
Samuei Cummings Buker, Portland 
Carroll Herbert Clark, Ogunquit 
Harold Anthony Dudgeon, New Bedford, Mass. 
Alonzo Barker Holmes, Holbrook, Mass. 
Herbert Shepherd Ingraham, Rockport 
Harrison Claude Lyseth, Auburn 
Hugh Nixon, Braintree, Mass. 
Frank Howarth Ormered, New Bedford, Mass. 
Albert Foster Rogers, Gray 
John Maxim Ryder, New Bedford, Mass. 
Norman Edward Sears, East Dennis, Mass. 
George Allston Spaulding, Portland 
John Coolidge Thalheimer, Freeport 


Robert W. Morse, Andover, Mass. 
Ryonosuke Toyokawa. Ogunquit 
Kappa Sigma 

from 1920 
Keith Campbell Coombs, Auburn. 

from 1 92 1 
Hiram Spaulding Cole, South Portland 
Herman Davis Gaffney, Gloucester, Mass. 
John Francis Flynn, Cliftondale, Mass. 
Luke Halpin, Rochester, N. H. 
Hilliard Stuart Hart, Camden 
Russell Miller McGown, Springfield, Mass. 
Jackson Gilkey Merriam, Yarmouth 
Clifford Philip Monahon. Woodfords 
Wilfred Leo Parent, Boston, Mass. 
Walter Stanley, Winthrop 
Philip Stanwood Stetson, Brunswick 
Beta Theta Pi 

from 1919 
Percv Edwin Graves, Brunswick 



FROM 1 92 1 

Arthur Newell Garden, Caribou 

Leslie Edwin Gibson, Norway 

Roderick Lawrence Perkins, Bartlett, N. H. 

Arthur Pym Rhodes, Jr., San Francisco, Cal. 

Frank Adams St. Clair, Rockland 


Reginald McLellan Howe, Woodfords 

Beta Chi 

from 1920 
Walter Blake Taft, Lisbon Falls 

from 1921 
Harry Helson, Bangor 
John Woodford Hone, Presque Isle 
Carroll Herbert Keene, Wiscasset 
Roy Bartlett King, Caribou 
Philip Henry McCrum, Portland 
Reginald Webb Noyes, Stonington 
Forest Hallie Rogers, Bath 
John Garnett Young, Cleburne, Tex. 


Allan William Constantine, Richmond 
Phi Theta Upsilon 
from 1920 
Clifford Rose Tupper, Princeton 

from 1 921 
Frederick Wolfe Anderson, Newton Centre, Mass 
Carroll Leslie Bean, East Corinth 
John Linehan Berry, Denmark 
Carll Nathaniel Fenderson, Farmington 
Lloyd Harvey Hatch, Dexter 
Paul Clarence Marston, East Brownfield 


Last Tuesday evening the Bowdoin men in the 
United States Naval Reserve Force completed 
their organization, known as the "Naval Reserve 

The following officers were elected: Gray '18, 
president; Sloggett '18, vice president; J. W. 
Thomas '18, treasurer; Ham '19, Leech '19, 
Rhoads '20 and Robbins '20, executive commit- 

The club passed a resolution indorsing the 
military course at the College. They also ex- 
pressed the hope that each man in College would 
apply himself strictly to his studies and in this 
way fit himself for the time when his country 
calls him. 


Balance from 1915-16 $ 89 42 

Blanket Tax 1,400 00 

Indoor Interscholastic Meet 365 25 

Outdoor Interscholastic Meet 

Indoor Interclass Meet 

Freshman-Sophomore Meet . . 

Hartford guarantee 

Refunds, mileage, etc 


8S 25 

5 85 

35 00 

14 85 

8 72 

Total $ 2,114 37 


B. A. A. Trip - 

Hartford Trip 

State Cross Country Race 

Freshman Cross Country Race 

Interclass Meet 

Indoor Interscholastic Meet 

Outdoor Interscholastic Meet 

Freshman-Sophomore Meet 

Freshman Relay Race 

Coach Magee, salary and phone 

Entry fees, etc 


Old bills 


Credit on loan from Athletic Counci 

116 65 

167 93 
30 25 
66 42 
54 90 

170 88 
99 83 
24 66 
10 00 

618 26 

48 50 
118 39 
250 77 

49 06 
286 87 

Total $ 2,114 37 


Total Receipts .... 
Total Expenditures 


2,114 37 
2,114 37 

A. H. 

000 00 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. E. Walker, 



mitt t&e jFacuItp 

The students of the College unite in extend- 
ing their sincere sympathy to Professor Nixon 
in the loss of his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Thompson 
Nixon, whose death occurred last week. 

Professors Nixon, Milne and Evans have been 
appointed as the faculty committee in charge of 
military affairs. 

In a recent letter from Professor Bell he says 
that there is a prospect of his sailing for France 
very soon. He is not attached to the Adjutant 
General's office, as reported, but is connected 
with the Military Intelligence Section of the 
General Staff at Washington. 

Last Friday afternoon and evening Dean Sills 
was in Boston, representing the College at the 
first monthly meeting of the Bowdoin Club of 
that city. 



Dn tt)e Campus 

The Infirmary will probably be ready for use 
this week. 

Nearly a hundred Freshmen will be admiring 
their vests Thursday morning. 

Foulke '19 has been elected an assistant busi- 
ness manager of the Bowdoin Publishing Co. 

Thursday, Oct. 11, will be a College holiday, 
while Columbus Day, Oct. 12, will not be ob- 
served this year. 

Cook '20 received a severe blow on the head 
during football scrimmage last Tuesday and has 
been kept out of practice for several days as a 

The registration of the College totaled 333 on 
Oct. 5, divided as follows: Seniors, 52; Juniors, 
68; Sophomores, 96; Freshmen, in, and Spe- 
cials, 6. 

There will be a trial rehearsal for the band 
this evening at 7.15 sharp. All candidates must 
be on hand promptly, as work in preparation 
for the fall games will be started at this time. 

The insignia of the R. O. T. C. calls for the 
regulation chevrons for sergeants and corporals, 
while the shoulder straps of the second lieutenant 
bear one circle, first lieutenant, two circles, and 
captain, three circles. 

Longren '19 is coaching the Brunswick Boy 
Scout football team, having a squad of about 20 
from which to pick his eleven. The Scouts have 
already played Lisbon Falls and there are games 
scheduled with other suburban teams. 

Bowdoin was represented at the Student Con- 
ference at Winthrop last Saturday and Sunday 
by Albion '18, MacCormick '18, Norton '18, Co- 
burn '19, Cole '19. Haynes '19, Higgins '19, 
Crossman '20, Dennett '20 and Goodrich '20. 

For the benefit of new men in the College, the 
hours during which the Library and Art Building- 
are open to visitors, are given as follows: (Li- 
brary) week days, 8.30 a. m. to 5.30 p. m., 6.45 
to 9.45 p. m.; Sundays, 2.00 to 4.50 p. m. (Art 
Building) week days, a. m. to 12.00, 2.00 to 
4.00 P. m.; Sundays. 2.00 to 4.00 P. m. 

The examinations for student assistants in the 
library will be held on Tuesday afternoon, Octo- 
ber 30, 1917, at four o'clock, in the librarian's 
office, Hubbard Hall. As a result of this exam- 
ination, two men will be chosen for the work. 

Trials for the Glee Club will be held in the 
Music Room this afternoon. Upperclassmen 
will meet at four o'clock and the Freshmen at 

alumni jQotes 

'79. — Hon. Charles Fletcher Johnson, LL.D., 
has been appointed judge of the United States 
Circuit Court in the circuit that includes Maine, 
New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Is- 
land. Mr. Johnson was United States Senator 
from Maine for the years 1911-16. He is a 
member of the Board of Trustees. The retiring 
judge is also a graduate of Bowdoin, Judge Wil- 
liam LeBaron Putnam, LL.D., of the class of 


'86 — Frederick L. Smith was recently named 
Headmaster of the Penh Charter School of 
Philadelphia, one of the oldest and most fa- 
mous preparatory schools in the country. He 
succeeds Dr. Richard Mott Jones, who died last 
August after serving Penn Charter for 42 years. 
Mr. Smith has taught 25 years at the school. 

He is now 52 years old. In College he made 
a great record. He graduated first in his class, 
a Phi Beta Kappa man, won the Greek, Latin and 
Mathematics prizes at the end of Sophomore 
year, and in Senior year was Ivy Day orator and 
won all three prizes in written and spoken Eng- 

He stroked Bowdoin's famous four-oared 
crew, played fullback on the varsity eleven and 
substitute pitcher on the nine. 

Dr. Jones brought him to Penn Charter in 
1892. Mr. Smith has taught personally more 
than 1000 of the 1252 students graduated in Dr. 
Jones's administration. He is the head of the 
classical department, but in emergencies has 
taught all the mathematics, all the German, and 
other subects of the curriculum. 

'92. — Dr. Ernest B. Young of Boston has re- 
cently written a number of valuable articles for 
The Boston Medical and Surgical Journal. These 
have each been reprinted in pamphlet form. 

M-'93. — Dr. Pearl T. Haskell was elected sup- 
erintendent of Bangor State Hospital on June 13. 
He has heen assistant superintendent for the past 
three years. 

M '93 — Mayor Curley of Boston has nominated 
Dr. Victor Safford as epidemiologist for the City 
Health Department. Dr. Safford has had ex- 
perience in many branches of medicine, particu- 
larly in immigration service. For some years he 
has been connected with the Federal Public 
Health Service. 

'97 — Joseph W. Hewett, professor of Latin and 
Greek at Wesleyan, recently wrote for the 
American Journal of Philology an article "Re- 
ligious Burlesque in Aristophanes." The paper 
has been reprinted in pamphlet form. 



'06.— Articles by Dr. Edville G. Abbott of 
Portland on diseases of the spine, published orig- 
inally in American, French and German Medical 
Journals have been reprinted in pamphlet form. 

'06 — Professor Melvin T. Copeland of Har- 
vard University, is serving as secretary to the 
Commercial Economy Board of the Council of 
National Defense at Washington. 

'06 — Fred E. R. Piper has lately gone to The 
Travelers' Insurance Company of Hartford, 

'08 — The marriage is announced of Marion 
Charlotte, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. 
Bunnell of Akron, Ohio, and Karl B. Kilborn. 
The ceremony took place September first. Mr. 
and Mrs. Kilborn will live in Akron, at 309 Oak- 
land Drive. 

'08 — The marriage on June 27 is announced 
of Maria Louise, daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Ella 
Hacker of Fort Fairfield and Aaron A. Putnam. 
Mr. Putnam is a practicing lawyer in Houlton. 

'09 — Harold H. Burton is a First Lieutenant 
in the Infantry Section of the Officers' Reserve 
Corps, and is stationed at Camp Lewis, Ameri- 
can Lake, Washington State. 

'055 — Miss Ethel Maitland Jones, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Jones of Portland, was 
married to Robert M. Pennell on June 14. 

Donald F. Snow '01, acted as best man, and 

Dr. Roland B. Moore, M '17, Dr. Carl M. Rob- 
inson '08, Leland G. Means '12, and Ralph O. 
Brewster '09 were the ushers. 

Mr. Pennell has been a practicing attorney 
in Portland, but spent the summer at Plattsburg, 
and is now in military service. 

'11 — Chester E. Kellogg is teaching English in 
the Hartford (Conn.) Public High School. 

'11. — Donald A. Redfern of Swampscott, 
Mass., sailed last week for Russia to take up 
work in the Y. M. C. A. of the Russian army. 
In going to Russia for this special work Mr. 
Redfern will not b,e wholly unfamiliar with the 
country, for as it happened, he was in Moscow 
at the outbreak of the war. Soon afterward 
he returned to the United States. This second 
journey will be by the way of Japan, thence 
across Siberia to Petrograd. 

'12 — Elden G. Barbour has entered the home 
office of the Travelers' Insurance Company in 
Hartford, Conn., with the plan of becoming a 
cashier in) one of the company's branch of- 



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NO. 15 


With fair weather and a good crowd in at- 
tendance on Saturday, October 13, the Bowdoin 
eleven defeated the 29th Company of Fort Bald- 
win in a one-sided game, holding the visitors to 
a score of 25-0. Spectacular plays were made by 
Dodge and Sprague in end runs which took the 
ball over the goal line four times. Fitzgerald 
and Foster, who was a candidate for last year's 
Bowdoin eleven, were the Fort Baldwin stars, 
making many attempts at end runs and forward 

The first touchdown came after three minutes 
play when after a series of rushes and end runs 
Dodge placed the pigskin over the line and made 
the score 6-0. The better organization of the 
White could be seen early in the game when al- 
most every rush resulted in bringing the ball 
nearer the goal with little trouble. Most of Bow- 
doin's gains were made by either center rushes or 
end runs, few punts or forward passes being 
used to any advantage on either side. 

An unsuccessful forward pass by Fitzgerald 
resulted in a 50-yard gain made by Sprague in 
line plunging and Dodge in end runs. Again 
Dodge went over the line for a touchdown, mak- 
ing the score 12-0. While the soldiers had the 
ball, attempts to rush it ahead proved futile, the 
White anticipating almost every play, and a few 
old combinations tried by the soldiers caused not 
a little interest and amusement to the specta- 

Dostie was substituted for Dodge and in four 
plays had made the third touchdown and the first 
half was ended. In the second half the soldiers' 
line stiffened and held the White eleven much 
better than in the first. They were also much 
more successful in their rushes and runs, ad- 
vancing to Bowdoin's 15-yard line which was 
their nearest approach to the goal. Bowdoin 
held for downs an<3 Savage in two long end runs 
made the fourth touchdown for Bowdoin and 
after Drummond kicked the goal the score rolled 
up to 25-0. 

Many changes were made in the Bowdoin line- 
up in the last part of the second half and a num- 
ber of new men were given a chance. Among 
these were Schonland, .who replaced Kern. Pen- 
dleton who replaced Drummond, Atwood who 

replaced Stewart, Curtis who replaced Sprague, 
and Dudgeon who replaced Small. Only two of 
the original lineup were in play at the end of the 

Many spectacular runs were made which 
helped considerably to make the touchdowns, 
but the longest of these was made by Savage 
when he broke away for a 40-yard run in the 
last half. Fitzgerald of the Fort Baldwin team 
attempted several forward passes and punts that 
were the most consipcuous parts of the soldiers' 
game. The game was well divided between open 
and closed playing, center rushes often resulting 
in mix-ups that made the game interesting. There 
was clean playing on both sides, there being no 
penalizing in the game. 

The College band made its first appearance 
at this game and surprised its hearers at the 
degree of excellence attained so early in the sea- 
son after only one rehearsal. Another feature of 
interest was the cheering, led by MacCormick 
'18, of the students who filled the center section 
of the grandstand and encouraged the members 
of the team by frequent demonstration that they 
"were there" : 

Summary : 


Thompson, Parent, le re, Pratt, Hart 

Zeitler, It rt, Ferris 

Kern, Schonland, lg rg, Crooker 

Small, Dudgeon, c c, Galloupe 

Stewart, Atwood, rg lg, Willlis, Marr 

Caspar rt, It, Hennessey 

Drummond, Pendleton, re le, Lakin 

Babbitt, Crockett, qb qb, Fitzgerald 

Hall, Savage, lhb rhb, Crosby 

Dodge, Dostie, Dodge, rhb lhb, Conboy 

Sprague, Curtis, fb fb, Foster 

Bowdoin, 25 ; Fort Baldwin, 0. Touchdowns, 
Dodge 2, Dostie. Savage. Goal kicked by Drum- 
mond. Referee, Moore of Bates. Umpire, Kel- 
ley of Portland. Head linesman, Fitzgerald of 
Bath. Time, two 12 and two 10 minute periods. 


Clarence H. Crosby '17 and Laurence McEl- 

wee '20 received their commissions as ensigns 

in the United States Navy at the graduation 

exercises held last Saturday at the Naval Cadet 

>3 2 


School at the Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology. They will hold their commissions for 
the duration of the war. They have been re- 
ceiving instruction for the past three months 
and have passed the required examinations. 

W. E. Chase '16, and M. A. Sutcliffe, ex-'iy, 
were among the 53 Naval Reservists chosen last 
week from the First Naval District to begin a 
three months' training course at the Naval Acad- 
emy, Annapolis, Maryland. Upon the successful 
completion of this course they will be appointed 
to the rank of ensign. 



At Portland: 1st Regt., Maine H.F.A 
Univ. of Maine 6. 

At Waterville: Coast Patrol 7; Colby 0. 

At Lewiston: Bates o; 13th Co. of Fort Bald 
win o. 


Next Saturday afternoon will find the football 
teams of the four Maine colleges lined up at the 
start of their annual struggle for the cham- 
pionship of the State, with Bowdoin playing at 
Colby, and Bates at Maine. The White's pros- 
pects for winning the pennant this fall seem par- 
ticularly bright, although there are only four let- 
ter men back. But the other colleges have suf- 
fered similar losses among their veterans, so that 
the four teams should be on equal footing so far 
as experienced players are concerned. 

With last year's letter men, Captain Small, 
Stewart, Drummond and Rhoads as a nucleus, 
the new men are shownig up in good shape and 
have played very excellently thus far. Of the 
new men, Dostie, Dodge, Savage, Kern, Babbitt, 
Hall and Sprague seem practically assured of 
places in the lineup, although the other candi- 
dates are pushing them closely for their posi- 

In last Saturday's game against Fort Baldwin, 
the eleven showed a vast improvement over their 
work of the week before, and should show the 
same betterment next Saturday against Colby. 
Bowdoin has a slight advantage over the other 
three colleges in that she started her season a 
week before them, and has had more time to get 
her machine to working smoothly. 

Colby failed to show the expected champion- 
ship form in her game with the Coast Patrol 
team last Saturday, being defeated 7 to o. The 
same team of sailors was defeated a week ago by 
Bowdoin by a similar score, which would seem to 
indicate that there is not as much to be feared 
from the Waterville institution as was thought 
during the early fall. Bates played rather a loose 

game against the 13th Company of Fort Baldwin 
last Saturday, and seems to present little opposi- 
tion to the other Maine teams. Maine canont be 
compared with fairness as yet, inasmuch as they 
were matched against a team last Saturday, that 
was much heavier and more experienced, the 
Milliken Regiment team having a large number 
of star players from Harvard and other New 
England colleges. 


Seniors 51 

Juniors 72 

Sophomores 98 

Freshmen 113 

Special 7 

Total 341 


The manager of the Publishing Company has 
announced that the Orient will be sent without 
cost to the Bowdoin men in national service upon 
receipt of their addresses. It is felt that in this 
way, they may have a weekly reminder of what 
is going on at the College, and that the College 
may in this slight way show a little of its ap- 
preciation of what they are doing. Many let- 
ters have come in from the men in service ask- 
ing for the Orient, many enclosing subscription 
fee. From those who feel able to remit this, it 
will be welcome, for the appropriations have 
been cut down from the normal. Communica- 
tions from these men will be especially wel- 

On Friday evening a football rally will be 
held in Memorial Hall prior to the game at Colby 
on Saturday. Arrangements are being made for 
the trip. There will probably be excursion rates. 
All men are expected to go and help the team on 
to victory. Further announcements will be made 
during ;he week, or at the rally Friday night, in 
regard to train service. 


In a pouring rainstorm, the Sophomores won 
the final baseball game from the first year men 
last Thursday morning by the close score of 3 to 
2. Considering the weather conditions with 
which the players had to contend, the game was 
remarkably well played. Tuttle, who opened in 
the box for the winners, was taken with a se- 
vere cramp in his pitching arm during the sixth 
inning and forced to retire in favor of Mason 
who finished the game. The score: 




ab r bh po a e 

K. B. Coombs, c 3 o on 2 o 

Prosser, If 4 o 2 o 

K. C. Coombs, cf 3 1 o 1 1 1 

Mason, rf, ss, p 4 1 I I o 

Cook, 3b 1 o o 1 1 

Tuttle, p, ss 4 o 2 1 2 o 

Moses, 2b 1 1 o 1 1 

Look, ib 3 01 3 o 

Lindner, ss. rf 1 o o o 

Berry, rf I o o O O 

Totals 25 3 4 21 7 1 


ab r bh po a e 

Marston, 3b 2 1 1 1 1 1 

Claff, 2b 3 o 3 1 

Rogers, ss 2 o o 1 1 

Thompson, ib 3 o 8 

Larrabee, cf 3 o 1 1 

Toyokawa, If 2 o 2 o o 

Buker, If 1 o o o o 

Spaulding, rf 2 o o o I 

Sears, c 2 1 1 7 o o 

Holmes, p 2 o o 6 o 

Totals 22 2 3 21 9 4 

1920 o 1 1 o 1 — 3 

1921 o o o o 2 — 2 

Two-base hit, Tuttle. Three-base hit. Look. 

Sacrifice hit, Cook. Stolen bases, Cook, K. C. 
Coombs 2, Moses 2, Marston. Struck out, by 
Tuttle 9 ; by Mason 1 ; by Holmes 7. Bases on 
balls, off Tuttle 3; off Mason 3; off Holmes 5. 
Hit by pitcher, by Tuttle, Marston; by Holmes, 
Cook, K. B. Coombs. Passed balls, K. B. Coombs, 
Sears. Umpire, Cole '19. 


The cross country team will compete against 
New Hampshire State College at Durham, N. 
H., on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Coach Magee is 
now working his runners hard in preparation for 
that event and will select the six men for the 
team the last of this week, probably. Six men 
will be started by, each college, the first five to fin- 
ish being counted in determining the score. 

The men have been running over different 
courses for the last few weeks to become ac- 
customed to the various conditions, the Topsham 
course being especially good because of the hills. 
Captain Cleaves and Wyman are showing up par- 
ticularly well in the practice runs, as are Blanch- 
ard and Warren also. Morse, a Freshman, is do- 
ing good work and is looked to, to help the team 

greatly before the season is over. 

The matter of a State cross country meet is 
still undecided, as is also the entrance of a Bow- 
doin team at the New England meet this fall. 


On Friday a new company of the Bowdoin 
division R.O.T.C. was formed from men just 
entering the corps and men taken from com- 
panies A and B. The officers of the new com- 
pany, C, are : 

Captain — Matthews '18. 

First Lieutenant — McCarthy '19. 

Second Lieutenant — Freese 'iS. 

First Sergeant — Sullivan '19. 

Sergeants — Norton 'iS, Sloggett '18, J. W. 
Thomas '18, Grover '19. 

Corporals — V. L. Brown '18, Angus '19, Mar- 
tin '19, J. M. Morrison '19, Paul '19, Ellms 'jo. 

No new commissioned or non-commissioned of- 
ficers have been appointed to take the place of 
those detached from the old companies for duty 
in Company C. 

Major Duval read the general orders of the 
War Department to the corps that each man 
might know definitely what the corps was for, 
and what would be expected of him. 

Adjutant Pendleton states that there are ap- 
proximately 170 men in the corps including of- 
ficers and men. 

Make-up gymnasium work has not yet started, 
due to repair work under way in the gymnasium 
made necessary by the occupation of the building 
by the Milliken regiment last summer. The 
regular gymnasium classes will start on Monday, 
December 3, after the Thanksgiving recess. Mr. 
Hall and Mr. Anderson of the Medical School 
are back and have been engag'ed as instructors 
for the coming year. 

The Bowdoin Medical School opened its doors 
on Saturday, Oct. 13. The 98th year of its ex- 
istence began very favorably and in spite of war 
conditions and the increased strictness of en- 
trance conditions, there will be 10 or 12 men in 
the entering class. Fifteen or sixteen were ex- 
pected, but several have been called into war 
service. The second year class is about normal, 
only two men transferring to other schools. The 
upper classes have not been seriously broken up 
by the war because students in the medical 
schools are exempt from draft into the national 
army. Altogether, the outlook is promising for a 
successful year. 




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department and associate editors 
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Ronald B. Wadsworth, 1920, With the Faculty 
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Bela W. Norton, 1918 

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graduates, alumni and faculty. No anonymous 
contributions can be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions 
should be addressed to the Business Manager of 
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per year, in advance. Single copies, 10 cents. 


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Vol. XLV1I. OCT. 16, 191 7 No. 15 

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

Deserved Praise 

Comment on the Blanket Tax from these col- 
umns is usually tinged with censure, but the fact 
that with the exception of a dozen men, the en- 
tire student body has done its duty in this re- 

ard this fall, merits a different strain. It was 
feared during the summer that the Blanket Tax 
would fall off to> such an extent this fall that 
.thletics and the other student activities depend- 
ent upon the tax would have to be curtailed radi- 

illy, but the College has responded splendidly at 
this time when the whole country is being called 
upon to respond financially. 

As a result of this show of college spirit, Bow- 
doin will be able to have good teams this fall ; the 
college papers will be able to continue, and de- 

bating raid the band will receive their necessary 
support. The College can have the satisfaction 
in knowing that it has backed up these activi- 
ties, and every one who has contributed his $7.50 
may have the satisfaction of knowing that he is 
partially responsible for their success from a bus- 
iness standpoint. The giving up of this sum 
means much to many a student who is working 
his way. but it is interesting to note that the 
delinquents are seldom among the men of that 
class. If the same spirit which has been shown 
in regard to the Blanket Tax is shown in other 
ways, Bowdoin will weather this trying war pe- 
riod safely. 

Waterville Next 

Two years ago, 325 out of the 375 students in 
Bowdoin went to Waterville to see Colby crush 
the Bowdoin eleven with a score of 34 to o. The 
Bowdoin team was not strong, and the prospects 
of victory were mighty hazy, yet the whole stu- 
dent body took the trip, a third of them by 
freight. This year, Bowdoin has a team, which, 
if comparison of the scores with the Naval Re- 
serves is any criterion, should be superior to the 
eleven from Colby. It is some time now since we 
have inflicted a defeat upon Colby, and if the en- 
tire College would take the trip two years ago 
to witness an almost certain defeat, surely the 
special train Saturday morning — and there will 
be a special train if there are enough men — 
should be crowded. 

Trench French 

Many an English and American soldier in 
France has found himself in a plight because of 
ignorance of the French language. One of the 
important works which the Y.M.C.A. has been 
doing with the men who are preparing to go 
across and with those already there, is the in- 
struction in military French. Many amusing in- 
stances have arisen from inability of the Tom- 
my and the poilu to understand each other, and 
there have been many instances which were far 
less amusing, and sometimes a matter of life and 
death. The capacity to act as an interpreter has 
secured for many men positions far above the 
ordinary, as we have seen in the case of Everett 
Stanley of our own senior class, whose knowl- 
edge of French has proved of great value. 

It is probable that of the 335 men now in Col- 
lege, many will reach France if the war lasts 
another year. Many who have a good reading- 
knowledge of French find themselves quite at loss 
when conversation commences, and there are 
manv who have had no French since high school 



(lavs. Once there was a Cercle Francais in Bow- 
doin, run on the same basis as those other lan- 
guage clubs, the Deutscher Verein and the Clas- 
sical Club. Now seems the logical time to re- 
vive this French society. Weekly or bi-weekly 
meetings of an informal nature for improvement 
in spoken French and the French which is being 
used in the war would prove invaluable to the 
man who is going across. The club should not be 
of merely an honorary nature but should be 
open to those who have an active desire to talk 
war French before they cross the Atlantic. 

Deserved Censure 

If the student body had shown the same spirit 
in regard to the R.O.TC. that it has in regard 
to the Blanket Tax, there would be no occasion 
for the communication which follows. Our na- 
tion has been called upon to send men into mili- 
tary training as well as to subscribe to the Lib- 
erty Loans, and the College has received a sim- 
ilar call. The training corps, however, is not 
only the discharge of a college duty, but of a 
patriotic one as well, and while the registration 
has arisen from 100 to 150 since the communi- 
cation was written, Wesleyan and Williams put 
us to shame with our registration of only half the 
College. The following communication is from 
one who has himself gone actively into national 
service and it should have its effect in filling 
out the battalion. 

To the Student Body : 

For two weeks I have read in the Orient that 
only 100 men have put themselves under Major 
Duval for military work. It is hard to describe 
with moderation my feelings as an alumnus. Bow- 
doin one-third patriotic ? Was it a Bowdoin one- 
third patriotic in 1S61 ? Is France fighting the 
war by thirds, or England, or even trans-Atlantic 
Canada ? Will an America one-third patriotic do 
anything real in this work ? The answers are ob- 
vious, yet not obvious enough, it appears, to g'et 
below the skins of the morris-chair maunderers 
in our fraternity houses, and to send them out, 
with a three-thirds spirit, to make military work 
a vivid reality. 

There are those of you who spend time in . 
urely discussion as to whether the war will end 
this year or not, and whether it will end from 
money-bankruptcy or men-bankruptcy. You talk 
glibly of Haig and Hindenburg, and do not know 
squads right from squads left. You bleed with 
Belgium — and sit still ; you hurrah for our draft- 

ed troops — and still sit. You stand for democ- 
racy, but you will not drill for it. 

Do you think for a minute that wars of this 
sort will ever end until everybody does his bit, 
not one-third of us ? You may never fight, of 
course. But your spirit will at least put heart 
into those who do fight and you will do your part 
toward making a united America, ready for a 
grim job and bound to go through with it. 

Have you been reading Milton and think that 
you will be among those "who only stand and 
wait ?" Or sit and wait ? Where would we be 
now if the first hundred thousand had served by 
standing and waiting? If the College continues 
to be two-thirds slackers — a harsh term, I know 
— there are those of us among the alumni who 
will wonder what has become of the spirit of our 
College, and why it should fall below other col- 
leges of its size. If your spirit, college and na- 
tional, is to be anything but a sham, Bowdoin 
must take up military work to a man. If the 
devotion of the College for years to high ideals 
has left in the present college generation any 
residue of idealistic devotion, it must express it- 
self now. 

A. H. MacCormick '15. 


The first College preacher of the year will be 
Dean Charles Reynolds Brown of the Yale 
School of Religion. He will preach at chapel 
vespers, Sunday, October 21. 

Dean Brown, through his important pastorates 
before entering upon ' his present position of 
leadership in Yale University, through his books, 
and through his acceptable services as college 
preacher in colleges, east and west, is widely 
known and greatly esteemed. He has received 
honorary degrees from many universities and 
colleges of the country. Among his noteworthy 
books are: "Two Parables," "The Social Mes- 
sage of the Modern Pulpit," "Faith and Health," 
"The Latent Energies of Life," and "The Quest 
of Life." 


The Bowdoin Club of Boston held the first 
monthly dinner of its 24th season at the Univer- 
sity Club on Friday night, Oct. fifth, with about 
80 graduates of the College in attendance. The 
guest of the evening was Dean Sills, who is now 
the acting president of the College. He said 
that the present enrollment of the College is 
330, as compared with 430 a year ago and that 
seven members of the faculty, about ico grad- 
uates and twice that number of young alumni 

i 3 6 


are now in the active service of their country. 
The president of the club this season is Dr. Wil- 
liam E. Preble, '98 of 416 Marlboro St., and 
the secretary is lohn H. Toy, '12 of 93 Frank- 
lin St. 


J. E. Chapman 'jj, Professor W. A. Moody '82. 
Professor C. C. Hutchins '83, Dr. M. P. Cram 
'1 4. I 1. C. White '05, P. F. Chapman '06, K. E. 
Ramsay '15, Arthur Sewall ex-' 20 amd Dr. G.T. 
Bristol, Wesleyan '03. 


Cr. C. S. Davis '79, Professor G. T. Files 
'8 1. B. W. Partridge '11, C. F. Houghton, ex-'i5. 
H. L. Margraves '16, D. H. Sayward '16, T. B. 
t'obes '17, C. K. Ross '17, R. B. MacMullin. ex- 
'18, I . F. Wallace, ex-'i8, and Professor C. T. 

urnett, Amherst '95. 


Dr. Myles Standish '75, Dr. O. W. Turner 'go, 
1 ;. F. Stetson '98, Dean K. C. M. Sills '01. F. A. 
Burton '07, H. M. Chatto '15, J. L. Baxter '16, 
D. 0. Burleigh '17, J. F. Clark, ex-'i8, A. C. 
Savage, ex-'i9 and Laurence McElwee, ex-'2o. 


W. P. Perkins '80, Professor W. B. Mitchell 
'9:, Dr. C. S. Wright '91, L. V. Walker '03, 
Dr. J. M. Sturtevant '09, R. H. Brooks, ex-'i8, 
1 aurence McCulloch, ex-'i9, R. L. Flanders, ex- 
'20 and Rev. J. F. Albion, Tufts '87. 


A. J. Curtis '70, Professor Henry Johnson '74, 
L. A." Cousens '02, J. A. Clarke '05, W. F. Mer- 
rill '11, J. C. O'Neil '12 and C. B. Tim'berlake 


C. E. Merritt '94, G. C. Wheeler '01, W. E. 
Atwood '10, S. J. Marsh '12, W. H. Farrar '14, 
H. D. Gilbert '14, H. E. Allen '15, C. T. Rogers 
'15, J. D. Churchill '16, L. D. Pettingill '16 and 
Professor F. W. Brown, Harvard '97. 


R. W. Smith '97, B. M. Clough, '00, J. H. Per- 
kins '03, W. E. Wight '17, A. S. Dean '18, C. R. 
Foster, ex-'i8, W. E. Hill, M-'2I and H. A. Her- 
zog, M.I.T. '19. 


G. R. Gardner' 01, W. E. Roberts '07, F. S. 
Roberts '15, E. P. Garland '16, F. O. Bartlett 
'17, E. C. Fuller '17, D. W. Pierce '17, S. L. 
Hanson, ex-'i8, R. H. Tillson, ex-'i9, Rev. G. E. 
Ackerman, Northwestern '78, G. W. Wiswall. 
M.I.T. '19, and L. C. Lawry, Maine '19. 


L. R. White '16 and H. M. Howard, ex-'i8. 


L. F. Dow '17 and I. M. Webber '17. 


F. D. MacCormick '18 has been appointed 
cheer leader for the present season, with Finn 
19 as assistant. MacCormick led the cheering 
at Saturday's game very effectively. 

The first social event of the season at the Col- 
lege was a football dance given in the Union 
last Saturday evening. The affair was informal 
and there were about 40 couples in attendance. 
There will be another football dance after the 
game with the University of Maine at Brunswick 
11 Nov. 3. These informal dances were intro- 
duced last year and proved a success. It is 
'.ikely that several fraternities will hold formal 
dances at the chapter houses at Thanksgiving. 
The patronesses at the dance were Mrs. Lee D. 
McClean and Miss Anna Smith of Bruns- 
wick. The committee in charge was made up of 
Franklin D. McCormick '18, of Framingham, 
Mass., Grant C. Cole '19, of Springfield, Mass., 
and Donald S. Higgins '19, of Brewer. 


Owing to the rainy weather of last week only 
four matches in the fall tennis tournament were 
played. The results of these were as follows : 

First Round: — Ingraham '19, defeated White 
'21. by default. 

Third Round — Bachelder '18, defeated How- 
ard '21, 5-7, 6-2, 6-3; Ingraham '19, defeated Mc- 
Lellan '21, 6-4, 5-7, 6-1; Freeman 'iS, defeated 
Tuttle '20, 7-9, 6-2, 6-3. 


Many new books have been received at the 
library this fall. A book which will probably be 
of great interest to many is: 'A Student in 
Arms", 2d series, by Donald Hankey. A noted 
book on the war is "Gallipoli," by John Mase- 
field. He also wrote : "Poems : Selected by 
Candby and Others." 

Students interested in the Russian language may 
secure "Simplified Russian Method," by D. Bon- 
dar. "From the Deep Woods to Civilization," by 
C. A. Eastman; "Red Planet," by William John 
Locke; "Preacher of Cedar Mountain," by Er- 
nest Seton-Thompson, and "Mysterious Stran- 
ger," by Mark Twain, are the latest, best edi- 
tions of fiction. The last long set of "British and 



Foreign State Papers," procurable is also in the 
library. Of local interest is the Brunswick Di- 
rectory for 1917-18, published by Crowley and 
Lunt. Special attention is called to President 
Hyde's fine book, "Best Man I Know." 


Since their first contest in 1892, Bow- 

doin has played Colby in football in 31 

games during the quarter century which 

has since elapsed. Of these games Bow- 

doin has won 16, tied 4 and lost 11, while in 
total number of points scored, Bowdoin leads 

Colby by 443 to 226. The previous games be- 
tween the two colleges have resulted as follows : 

1892 Bowdoin 56 Colby o 

Bowdoin 22 Colby 4 

' 1893 Bowdoin 42 Colby 4 

Bowdoin 40 Colby 

1894 Bowdoin 30 Colby 
[895 Bowdoin 5 Colby 

Bowdoin 6 Colby o 

1896 Bowdoin 12 Colby o 
Bowdoin 6 Colby 6 

1897 Bowdoin 4 Colby 16 
Bowdoin o Colby o 

1895 Bowdoin 24 Colby o 
Bowdoin " 17 Colby o 

1899 •Bowdoin o Colby 6 

1900 Bowdoin 68 Colby 

1901 Bowdoin o Colby 12 

1902 Bowdoin 6 Colby 16 

1903 Bowdoin o Colby 11 
19C4 Eowcloin 52 Colby o 

1905 Bowdoin 5 Colby o 

1906 Bowdoin o Colby 

1907 Bowdoin 5 Colby 

1908 Bowdoin 9 Colby 6 

1909 Bowdoin 5 Colby 12 

1910 Bowdoin 6 Colby 5 

1911 Bowdoin o Colby o 

1912 Bowdoin 10 Colby 20 

1913 Bowdoin Colby 12 

1914 Bowdoin o . Colby 48 

1915 Bowdoin 6 Colby 34 

1916 Bowdoin 7 Colby 14 

Total Bowdoin 443 

Colby 226 


The first performance of the Saturday Club 
will be held in Memorial Hall, Wednesday even- 
ing, October 31, at 8:15 p. m. Students will be 
interested to know that the Baroness Huard is 
to give a second illustrated talk, entitled, "With 
Those Who Wait," a sequel to "My Year Among 

The Fighters," which they heard last year. Ad- 
mission will be 50 cents for all persons, includ- 
ing students, except those who are members of 
the club. 


The first appearance of the College Band at 
the game Saturday brought forth much praise 
from the players and spectators alike. With only 
about two hours' practice, this organiation 
turned out a job which would have made last 
year's musicians look like a bunch of amateurs, 
and added much to the enjoyment of the game. 
The first rehearsal and trials for the band were, 
held last Tuesday evening and 27 of the can- 
didates were retained for further practice, the 
successful ones being: Pierce '18 (leader), C. E. 
Stevens '19 (manager), Allen '20 (assistant man- 
ager), Bagley '18, Brown '18, Chase '18, Joyce 
'18, Keigwin '18, Simonton '18, E. S. C. Smith 
'18, Warren 'iS, Holbrook '19, McDonald '19, 
L. O. Smith '19, Mundie '20, Palmer '20, Richan 
'20, S. A. Smith '20, Sprince '20, Wood '20, Fen- 
derson '21, Garden '21, Hart '21, Houghton '21, 
Keene '21, McCrum '21, McLellan '21 and Roc- 
hon '21. 

Another rehearsal will be held this afternoon 
at 4.30 in Memorial Hall and as many of the 
above men as can do so, will report at that time. 
Music must be practiced for the Colby game as 
the band will accompany the team to Waterville 
next Saturday. 

©n tjjc Campus 

The first number of the Quill will appear in 
the near future. 

Professor Mitchell preached last Sunday at 
the Congregational Church in Wilton. 

New lights have been installed above the tables 
in the rear of the main hall of the library. 

Rev. Roy Rolfe Gilson, of the St. Paul's Epis- 
copal Church, preached at Chapel Vespers Sun- 

The belated Freshman "bibles" for 1917-18 
were distributed last Friday afternoon at the 

Stearns '18, arrived in Brunswick Thursday 
night, having lately returned from the ambulance 
service in France. 

Dr. Whittier will resume his regular of- 
fice hours. He will be in his office in the gym- 
nasium at three p. m. daily. 

Although some slight repairs are being made in 
the Infirmary by the contractors, the building is 
ready to be used now, if any emergency should 



Dr. Whittier will teach camp sanitation and 
first aid in the military course. This work will 
probably start immediately after the Thanksgiv- 
ing Recess. 

In addition to the list of pledges announced 
last week, Clarence R. Lindner '20 was initiated 
into Beta Chi, and Harry L. Curtis '20 into Phi 
Theta Upsilon last Wednesday night. 

Colby, Bates and University of Maine opened 
last Thursday. The number in the upper classes 
is somewhat diminished, but the registrations in 
the entering class in each institution are normal. 

McPherson, ex-' 19, and Miss Albertina F. Bib- 
ber of South Harpswell were recently married 
and will reside in Brunswick. McPherson has a 
responsible position at the Texas Company ship- 
yard in Bath. 

William Gorham Rice, the author of "Curil- 
lons of Belgium and Holland," and ''Tower Mu- 
sic in the Low Countries," visited the campus 
this summer. He was much pleased with the art 
collection, and highly complemented its arrange- 
ment, stating that it compared favorably with 
European collections. 

An alumnus of but a few years, last week re- 
turned to the College by check, all the money he 
had received in scholarships during his four 
years here. This amount has been added to the 
scholarship fund to aid other worthy fellows. 
This is a very commendable act by the donor 
for the return of scholarships is not obligatory. 



4.30 p. m. Band rehearsal in Memorial Hall. 


Evening — Football rally in Memorial Hall. 


Bowdoin-Colby football game at Waterville. 


10.45 A - M - Dean Brown, first College preach- 
er preaches at the Church on the Hill. 

5.00 p. m. Dean Brown preaches at Chapel 


2.30 P. m. Public memorial service for Presi- 
dent Hyde in Memorial Hall. 

Bowdoin-New Hampshire cross country race 
at Durham, N. H. 


Bowdoin- Bates football game at Lewiston. 


8.15 p. m. First lecture of the Saturday Club 
in Memorial Hall. 


8.00 Informal College dance in the Union. 

Old lady (to beggar at door) : "What's this 
soiled paper ? You'll have to tell me what it 
says, for I haven't my glasses." 

Tramp : "Please, mam, it says I'm deaf and 
dumb, and can you spare me a few cents." 

Military mottoes: 

The preacher guide right. 

The co-ed dress right. 

Evening strollers take interval. 

"Robbie" take your distance. 

Spring poets forward march. 

Math shark column right. 

Spring fever close up. 

The faculty Halt ! 

— Bates Student 



School and College Work a Specialty 

12 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, Maine 

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call, but you 
can send 

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NO. 16 



In Council, August 29, 1917. 

At the .meeting of the Governor and Council 
held this day it was unanimously 

Resolved, that the thanks of the State of 
Maine be hereby extended to the president, trus- 
tees and overseers of Bowdoin College, for the 
splendid example of patriotism given by them in 
placing at the disposal of the State during this 
crisis, for the accommodation of the Milliken 
Regiment of Heavy Artillery, the grounds and 
buildings of Bowdoin College, during the recent 
encampment of said Regiment in Brunswick. 

We believe that no body of volunteers ever had 
finer or more ideal accommodations than were af- 
forded by the famous Delta, Hyde Athletic Build- 
ing and Gymnasium, the dormitories and Whit- 
tier Field. 

Resolved, that a copy of this resolution be 
printed and transmitted to the said president, 
trustees and overseers of Bowdoin College for a 
memorial thereof. 

In Council, August 29, 19 17. 
Read and Adopted 

By the Council, and by the Governor, approved 
Frank W. Ball, 
Secretary of State. 

In a hard fought game last Saturday at Water- 
ville, Bowdoin defeated Colby by a narrow mar- 
gin, winning by a drop kick which spelled disas- 
ter to the Colby eleven. The teams were well 
matched but as the ground was so slippery there 
was little chance for open playing except for a 
few punts and forward passes on both sides. 
Center rushes and line plunges' were frequent 
while the most spectacular part of the game came 
when Dodge, cleverly picking his way through 
good interference, made a 75-yard dash over the 
enemy's goal. Drummond's drop kick deserves 
special mention, coming as it did after Bowdoin 
failed to break through the Colby line and mak- 
ing the score in favor of Bowdoin. 

Both touchdowns were made in the first quar- 
ter and after Bowdoin had advanced her score 

to ic points in the second quarter, the game was 
more closely contested on both sides. Dow, the 
heavy center, starred for Colby with his strong 
center rushes. 

The last quarter was the most interesting part 
of the game, each side getting near the other's 
goal but failing to put the ball over the line. 

After the game the Bowdoin supporters, about 
200 strong, marched behind the band through 
Waterville giving cheers, singing songs, and do- 
ing the 'snake dance." This is the first time since 
1910 that Bowdoin has defeated Colby in foot- 
ball, so the rejoicing was great. 

In this game the Bowdoin eleven showed the 
best team work and best "fight" seen this sea- 
son. Dostie and Babbitt were obliged to leave 
the game having been injured and Parent went 
in for Thompson. The game was the hardest 
yet and was a severe struggle from start to fin- 
ish. Several other men were temporarily hurt 
during the game but were able to remain until 
the end. Following is the story of the game 
by quarters : 


Colby kicked off to Bowdoin. Bowdoin was 
penalized fifteen yards and then punted. In sev- 
eral center rushes Conlon of Colby made the first 
touchdown of the game. McCrackin kicked the 
goal. After second kick-off by Colby, Bowdoin 
punted, gaining little. Dodge made 75 yards in 
an end run but was forced off side on the 5- 
yard line. Bowdoin tried for touchdown in se- 
verest fighting of the game. After a series of 
center rushes, Babbitt placed the ball across, 
making the first score for Bowdoin. Drummond 
kicked the goal. Bowdoin kicked off to Colby. 
Colby lost ball 1 after exchange of punts. At end 
of first quarter Bowdoin had the ball on Colby's 
25-yard line. Score : Bowdoin 7, Colby 7. 


After exchange of punts, Bowdoin reached 
Colby's 15-yard line. Ball placed in center field 
in an end run. Drummond made successful drop 
kick for the g"oal. Bowdoin kicked off to Colby, 
and forced them back to the home team's 25-yard 
line. Score: Bowdoin 10, Colby 7. 


Colbv's line stiffened in last half of game. 



Parent kicked to Colby. Caspar got ball on Col- 
by's 37-yard line. Dodge made 5 yards in end 
run. Sprague made 4 yards. Bowdoin punted 
and made 6 yards. Bowdoin tried for touchdown, 
but lost ball on a punt on Colby's 15-yard line. 
Colby punted off side. Bowdoin's ball on 20-yard 
line. Bowdoin lost ball on punt and Colby rushed 
ball to Bowdoin's 45-yard line. Colby gained in 
center rushes. Colby was penalized for off side 
and then lost ball by fumbling. Bowdoin's ball 
at end of quarter on 5c-yard line. Score : Bow- 
doin 10. Colby 7. 


Bowdoin made first down. Bowdoin lost 5 
yards on second down but a pass by Dodge to 
Drummond netted Bowdoin 20 yards. Bowdoin 
penalized 10 yards. Attempted forward pass 
failed by Bowdoin. Another forward pass re- 
sulted in making 20 yards by Drummond. First 
down on Colby's 10-yard line. Series of rushes 
by Bowdoin resulted in no gain. Drop kick by 
Drummond failed. Bowdoin on 5-yard line. At- 
tempted forward pass by Bowdoin lost several 
yards. First down on 15-yard line with 10 yards 
to go. On second down drop kick by Drummond 
failed and Colby got the ball on the 10-yard 
line. Colby punted to Bowdoiin's 35-yard line but 
lost the ball. Bowdoin lost 5 yards and a punt 
gave Colby the ball again on Bowdoin's 30-yard 
line. Colby succeeded in making 15-yards by a 
punt and was now dangerously near Bowdoin's 
goal. A center rush netted 4 more yards. In 
another rush Colby was on Bowdoin's 10-yard 
line for first down. The next play was a loss of 
several yards for Colby and the game ended. 
Score: Bowdoin 10, Colby 7. 


D'rummond, re le, Perry- 
Caspar, rt It, Newman 


Kern, rg lg, Crosby 

Small, c c, Dow 

Stewart, lg rg, Cook 


Rhoads, It rt, Pooler 

Thompson, le re, Pulsifer 

Parent Young 

Babbitt,, qb qb, Conlon 


Dodge, rhb lhb, Good 


Dostie, lhb rhb, Bressett 

Crockett McCrackin 


Sprague, fb fb, Kalloch 

Score, Bowdoin 10, Colby 7. Touchdowns, 
Conlon, Babbitt. Goals from touchdowns, Mc- 
Crackin, Drummond. Goal from field, Drum- 
mond. Referee Howe. Umpire Kelley, P.A.C. 
Head Linesman O'Connell, P.A.C. Time, 15 
minute quarters. 


The rally held last Friday night in Memorial 
Hall was well attended by the student body. 
MacCormick '18 led the cheering and introduced 
the speakers. Professor Files '89, was the first 
speaker of the evening. He spoke of the Bowdoin 
spirit, so excellent in the past, and the necessity 
for it to be shown on the next day. One of the 
most applauded remarks was that although 
classes would be held Saturday morning for those 
who did not attend the game, he hoped that not 
a man would "show his head inside the door !" 

Smokes and apples were then provided, while 
the band played. The team, headed by Captain 
Small and Coach Magee, filed in, greeted by 
cheers, and took their places on the piatrorm. 
Captain Small gave a short and appropriate 
speech, emphasizing the importance of the stu- 
dent body's support at the game. 

The next speaker was Coach Magee. Among 
other things, he stated that in his five years' 
experience at Bowdoin', this was the best team 
that he had ever seen. '"In the last two weeks," 
said Jack, "they have played better football than 
any other team in the State." He strongly urged 
all present to go to Waterville the next day and 
do their part along with the team. 

After the football men had left the hall, Fitz- 
gerald, ex-'i6, an -experienced football player for 
the White, spoke for a few moments, predicting 
victory. Several snappy cheers were given and 
the meeting broke up singing "Bowdoin Beata." 

On the whole, it was a successful rally. The 
speeches were good, the band played well, the 
cheers were given with lots of "pep," and a large 
number showed their intention of making the 
trip to Waterville. 


The College is to receive two interesting flags 
from Donald B. McMillan, who has just re- 
turned from four years in the Crocker Land ex- 
pedition in Arctic regions. It was hoped that the 
explorer would return for fraternity initiations 
at the College, but he was given a reception that 
evening by the Explorers' Club of New York. 


He wrote that he has carried for 8,000 miles in 
the Arctic, a Bowdoin flag and a flag of the 
Theta Delta Chi fraternity of which he is a 
member and he is to present these to the Col- 
lege and to the fraternity. These flags were at- 
tached to his sledge wherever he went, and when 
on foot he carried them in his komitik bag. 

These flags will become a part of Bowdoin's 
interesting Arctic exhibits, which include Peary's 
sledge which went to the Pole, and a Bowdoin 
flag which flew there, the fraternity pin which 
Peary wore at the Pole, McMillan's fraternity 
banner which went farthest north and the Bow- 
doin flag which flew there. The Polar bear has 
been adopted as Bowdoin's official animal, and 
although there were rumors that a live mascot 
of this species had been brought back for the 
College, it is probable that the three great skins 
in the trophy gallery will serve in this capacity. 
While in College, McMillan was a leader in many 
activities and was one of the last students to scale 
the chapel spire. 


Not only are many of the Alumni and under- 
graduates of Bowdoin doing their bit for their 
country, but the Faculty are also well repre- 
sented in the various fields of war activity. Those 
members of the Faculty who could not enter ac- 
tive service are trying to do their part, back 
home, that the men in the field may have early 

The following members of the Faculty are in 
active service : 

Dr. F. N. Whittier, Captain, Medical Reserve 
Corps, now stationed at Fort Preble. 

Professor H. C. Bell, 1st. Lieut., Intelligence 
Dept., U.S.A. 

Professor P. W. Meserve; 1st. Lieut., gas de- 
fense work, sanitary corps, Washington, D. C. 

Professor T. C. Van Cleve, 2nd. Lieut., Re- 
serve Officers' Corps, U.S.A., now in France. 

Austin H. MacCormick, Acting Ensign, Ports- 
mouth Naval Prison. 

Miles E. Langley, at the second training camp, 
Plattsburg, N. Y, 

Among the members of the Medical School 
staff in service are the following: 

G. A. Pudor, M.D., Medical Reserve Corps at 

Henry M. Swift, M.D., Medical Reserve Corps. 

Alfred Mitchell, M.D., Medical Reserve Corps. 

Gilbert M. Elliott, M.D., Chief Surgeon in the 
new regiment of the National Guard being raised 
in Maine. 

Harold J. Everett, M.D., Medical Reserve 

Leon S. Lippincott, M.D., Medical Reserve 

Before his death President Hyde delivered sev- 
eral addresses on the war, the most important, of 
which, "The Cause for which We Fight," de- 
livered in the Town Hall, Brunswick, on Patri- 
ot's Day, has been reprinted in some of the 
leading magazines of the country and also in 
pamphlet form. 

Professor Moody is chairman of the Bruns- 
wick Committee on Public Safety. 

Professor Files has made a number of patrio- 
tic addresses, and is treasurer of the Maine 
Aeronautical Coast Patrol. 

Professor Burnett is one of the officers of the 
local Chapter of the Red Cross, and one of the 
"four minute men." 

Professor Ham was for six months engaged 
in war relief work in Russia. 

Professor Brown gave his services this sum- 
mer in teaching French to the men of the Milli- 
ken Regiment. 

Professor Mitchell is one of the "four minute 

Dean Sills is a member of the Executive Com- 
mittee of the Maine Committee on Public Safety, 
Ghairman of the Brunswick Chapter of the Red 
Cross, one of the "four minute men," speaker 
for the food administration and for the league 
to enforce peace. 

Professor Cram is vice-chairman of the Bruns- 
wick Chapter of the Red Cross. 

Professor Hormell is chairman of the Commit- 
tee on Civilian Relief of the Red Cross. 

Professor Nixon was during the summer as- 
sistant executive secretary of the Public Safety 
Committee of the State, and is in charge of the 
"four minute men" in the State. 

Professor Davis is in charge of the "four min- 
ute men" in Brunswick. 

During the summer the Committee on Build- 
ings and Grounds, consisting of Professor Files, 
Professor Hutchins and Mr. Furbish, put in a lot 
of work in seeing that the Milliken Regiment, 
which was stationed at the College, was provided 
with adequate facilities. 

Of the 30 members of the Faculty last year, 
iS are actively engaged in some form of war 

It also is to be remembered that several mem- 
bers of the Faculty are taking on extra work as 
their colleagues are in service. 




Published every Tuesday of the Collegiate 

Year by The Bowdoin Publishing 


In the Interests of the Students of 


Robert G. Albion, 1918, Editor-in-Chief 

Clyde E. Stevens, 1919, Managing Editor 


Philip E. Goodhue, 1920, Alumni 

Ronald B. Wadsworth, 1920, With the Faculty 
Stanley M. Gordon, 1920, On the Campus 

Franklin D. MacCormick, 191S 

Bela W. Norton, 1918 

Gerald S. Joyce, 1918 

Louis W. Doherty, 1919 
Contributions are requested from all under- 
graduates, alumni and faculty. No anonymous 
contributions can be accepted. 

All communications regarding subscriptions 
should be addressed to the Business Manager of 
the Bowdoin Publishing Co. Subscriptions, $2.00 
per year, in advance. Single copies, 10 cents. 


Gerald S. Joyce, 1918, Business Manager 

Gordon S. Hargraves, 1919, Assistant Manager 
Roy A. Foulke, 1919, Assistant Manager 

Vol. XLV1I. 

OCT. 23, 1917 

No. 16 

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

Crucial Game 

The coming game at Lewiston will probably 
decide the football championship of Maine. It 
has been some time since Bates and Bowdoin 
have been the chief contenders for the title and 
the rivalry between the two will be keen and good 
natured. The Bates team showed good possibil- 
ities in the game against the university, and there 
is a quite prevalent opinion that the victor Sat- 
urday will gain the title for the State. 

Bowdoin put up a splendid game at Waterville, 
but with the team in fit condition and with an- 
other week of practice, there is a possibility for 
even better work. The fighting spirit is evident 
and many new men are showing their mettle. 
The college is justly proud of the representation 

on the gridiron at Waterville, and the showing 
which the eleven made there should mean that a 
minimum of 325 Bowdoin men be at Garcelon 
Field Saturday afternoon. The rates to Lewis- 
ton will be low and the trains run frequentlv. 
The game will be a close one and the team 
will need the lung support of every Bowdoin 

The Memorial Exercises 

Tomorrow afternoon official tribute will be 
paid by the college to one of the greatest men 
who has been connected with it in its long his- 
tory. Every man who was in college last year 
will have a keen interest in the exercises, and the 
name of William DeWitt Hyde will be such a 
potent force in Bowdoin tradition that not 
only the present freshmen, but those for gener- 
ations will realize his influence in the college. 

Guerilla Cluering 

Sometimes when an army is invading a coun- 
try, small unauthorized bands commit depreda- 
tions and outrages which bring opprobrium upon 
the entire army, though ihe regular troops act 
within the bounds of legitimate warfare. So, in 
a way, it was at Waterville Saturday. The or- 
ganized cheering of the Bowdoin stands was ex- 
cellent and doubtless contributed to the victory. 
The students, as a whole, acted like gentlemen in 
the town. There were three or four, however, 
who, continually indulged in remarks, which, 
though seldom improper, were cheap and unbe- 
coming Bowdoin men. At times their comments 
drifted across the field to the other stands, and 
Bowdoin was in danger of being judged by those 
few who forgot themselves, instead of the great 
majority who behaved. This is not a plea for 
prim and -stiff behavior. That is unbecoming a 
football game, and there were times during the 
game when the excitement rose to such a pitch 
that every man had to howl for himself. There 
are still two more games, and the quietus should 
be put on all such remarks which are a discredit 
to the college. It is unfair that a condemnation 
of the whole should result from the actions of a 

The next Union dance will be held on the 
evening of Nov. 3, after the Bowdoin-Univer- 
sity of Maine football game. This dance will be 
informal like those previous. The hours for danc- 
ing will be front 8 until 11.30 p. m. There is ;i 
possibility that the Naval Reserve Club will as- 
sist in the arrangements. 




Public memorial addresses on President Wil- 
liam DeWitt Hyde will be delivered in Memorial 
Hall, on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 2.30 p. jr. The 
speakers will be Rev. Samuel Valentine Cole, 
D.D., LL.D., of the Trustees; Edward Page Mit- 
chell, Litt.D., of the Overseers ; and Rev. Alfred 
Williams Anthony, D.D., LL.D., of Lewiston. 
Appropriate music will be furnished by Warren's 
orchestra. The members of the Student coun- 
cil will act as ushers. 


Nine men have enrolled in the entering class of 
Bowdoin Medical School and one new member 
has been admitted to the class of 1920. The new 
men are: 1920, A. B. Margulis, New Haven, 
Conn.; 1921, Wilfrid Olivier Bernard. Auburn: 
Hugh Brewster, Dexter; Archibald Sweetland 
Dean, Woodfords; Rand Augustus Dunham, 
Rumford: Eustache Gignere, Lewiston: William 
Edward Hill, Meriden. Conn. ; Henry Marshall 
Howard, East Andover; Merton John McGrath, 
Ridlonville ; and William Haley Van Wart, Cher- 

During the summer the work of remodelling 
Massachusetts Hall has been carried to comple- 
tion. The work of restoring' the interior of the 
building to its original Colonial architecture was 
started four years ago and carried on gradually 
during the summer months, was completed last 
August. The offices of the Treasurer and the 
Dean were panelled, and new floors were laid in 
these and in the corridors. 


The preacher at chapel vespers last Sunday, 
October 21, was Dean Charles R. Brown of the 
Yale School of Religion. He spoke about college 
life which was an interesting subject to the stu- 
dents. He said that when a man enters college 
he is given a great deal of freedom and respon- 
sibility. The average man enters with no partic- 
ular set of habits. Therefore one of the import- 
ant things is to choose the proper set of habits. 
Habits can either be an asset or a liability. It is 
up to the man to decide for himself. The sec- 
ond important choice is of interests. Friend- 
ships made in college should last and grow 
stronger with the increasing years. Men should 
have four points to concentrate on : religion, 
truth, purity and purpose. Make your choice 
with sense and conscience. The next important 

choice is of a worthy ambition. Men come to 
college to learn to behave wisely, usefully and 
nobly in their day and generation. The fourth 
important subject is of service. One should 
choose whom he would serve. He should serve 
the group where he is, and serve the nation 
wisely and well. 



State 1918 1919 1920 1921 cials Total 

Maine 38 49 79 74 5 245 

Massachusetts 9 15 11 25 1 61 

New Hampshire o 1 1 5 o 7 

New York 21220 7 

Connecticut 1 2 2 1 o 6 

Pennsylvania 02000 2 

Texas 1 o 1 o 2 

China 1 o o o I 2 

Illinois 1 1 o 2 

Georgia 1 o o o o 1 

Ohio o o o 1 1 

California o o o 1 1 

Nebraska o o 1 1 

Rhode Island o o 1 o o 1 

District of Columbia o 1 o I 

Washington 1 I 

New Jersey o o o 1 o 1 

Idaho o 1 o 1 

Totals 53 72 98 113 7 343 

Percentage from Maine 71.4 

Percentage from outside Maine 28.(7 

States represented 17 

It is interesting to compare these figures with 
those of the last few years which follow: 

No. from Per from 

No. from outside cent, from outside 
Year Maine Maine Maine Maine 

1 904- 1 905 244 36 87.1 12.9 

1905-1906 231 50 82.2 17.8 

1906-1907 230 59 78.6 20.4 

1907-1908 235 70 77.0 23.0 

1908-1909 254 94 73.0 27.0 

1909-1910 251 95 72.5 27.5 

1910-1911 251 87 74.0 26.0 

1911-1912 248 85 74.5 25.5 

1912-1913 241 92 72.4 27.6 

1913-1914 244 144 68.2 31.8 

1914-1915 261 136 65.5 34.5 

1915-1916 269 131 67.3 32.7 

1916-1917 299 135 68.9 31.1 

1917-1918 245 98 71.4 28.6 

Average 250 91 jt,.j 26.3 



A false rumor has been heard lately to the ef- 
fect that a cours« in Naval Training, correspond- 
ing' presumably to the Military Science course, 
was to be introduced for the benefit of those men 
in college who belong to the Naval Reserve. It 
is a fact that men in the Naval Reserve are not 
allowed to take the R. O. T. C. course and the 
report probably arose from the activities of the 
college authorities in trying to persuade the War 
Department to make an exception in the case of 
Bowdoin men. 


The second trial for the cross country men was 
held Friday, Oct. 19, over the regular college 
course. Conditions were good except for the 
wind which bothered the runners a little. The 
men finished in the following order : Goodwin 
'21, Cleaves '20, Blanchard '18, Wyman '18, Mc- 
Carthy '19, Warren '20, Morse '21, Knight '19, 
Avery '20, Johnson '19. Six men will be picked 
for the team which will run New Hampshire 
State College at Durham, N. H., on Wednesday, 
Oct. 24. Goodwin, who finished first, is a Fresh- 
man, and formerly ran for Wakefield, Mass., 
High School. He has shown remarkable form 
and should prove to be a strong man. 

New Hampshire has an exceptionally fast man 
in Nightingale, who is a three-miler and the run- 
ners for the While will have a hard fight on their 
hands to win, but it is hoped to pull out a victory 
with a well-balanced sextet. 

The track men are training three times a week 
in preparation for the interclass meet to be held 
soon. The squad is small, however, and more 
men, particularly Freshmen, are urged to come 


The Y. M. C. A. Cabinet for this year was 
chosen at a meeting held last week. The follow- 
ing are the members : Albion '18, MacCormick 
'18, Norton '18, Coburn '19, Cole '19, Higgins '19, 
Cousins '20, Crossman '20, Dennett '20 and Good- 
rich '20. 

A Freshman Cabinet of about twenty members 
will be chosen soon. It will probably consist of 
two members from each fraternity house. 

Professor Davis was the speaker at the meet- 
ing held last Sunday evening in the vestry of the 
College Church. These meetings are of an un- 
denominational nature and are held every Sunday 
evening. Norton '18, vice-president of the Y. M. 
C. A., will speak at the next meeting. 

Any man seeking work can receive informa- 

tion on the subject by applying to Albion '18, the 
general secretary, at the Theta Delta Chi house. 
About a dozen men have found employment al- 
ready through this source. 

The weekly young people's meeting was held 
last Sunday evening at quarter past seven in the 
vestry of the Church on the Hill. Professor Davis 
spoke on "The Bible in English," emphasizing 
the great influence of the Bible on English life 
and literature. The students of the college owe 
it to themselves to take advantage of these meet- 
ings. An able speaker is usually present to de- 
liver a helpful, inspiring message, and the meet- 
ing serves to round out in a fitting manner the 
student's Sunday. 


The first tryout tor the Mandolin Club will be 
held Thursday evening at 7.00 in Memorial Hall. 
All who pretend to pick at any kind of a mando- 
lin, guitar, banjo, or any other instrument of that 
sort -are urged to be present. 

The Bowdoin Club of Portland held its month- 
ly meeting October eighteenth. The following 
officers were elected for the ensuing year : 
George F. Cary '88, president; D wight H. Say- 
ward '16, secretary and treasurer; executive 
committee, George F. Cary '88, George F. Stet- 
son '98, Irving L. Rich '09, Charles L. Hutchin- 
son '90, Henry Lewis '05, John F. Dana '98, and 
Philip G. Clifford '03. 

Ensign Austin H. MacCormick '15, who is 
working in connection with Thomas Mott Os- 
borne at the Portsmouth Naval Prison addressed 
the meeting on Prison Reform Work. 

The club holds its meetings on the third Thurs- 
day of each month. 

Arrangements are being made by which Bow- 
doin is to join the American University Union 
in Europe. It is hoped that Bowdoin may be 
able to join Amherst, Dartmouth, Williams, and 
Harvard in maintaining a bureau of informa- 
tion in connection with the Union. Definite an- 
nouncements will be made later. 

The American University Union in Europe has 
rented as its headquarters the Royal Palace Ho- 
tel, Place du Theatre Francais, Paris. The 
Union is supported by leading universities and 
colleges in the United States, and provides bed- 
rooms, reading rooms (with the most representa- 
tive American daily, weekly, college and month- 
ly publications), restaurant) information bureau. 



and other club facilities for American college 
men (including West Point and Annapolis grad- 
uates) and their friends. 

The honorary patrons of the Union include 
the Secretary of War, Secretary of the Navy, 
and the general commanding the American Ex- 
peditionary Forces in Europe. 

For information, address the Paris headquar- 
ters above named, or the London branch office 
(16 Pall Mall East, S. W. i), or American Uni- 
versity Union in Europe, YVoodbridge Hall, New 
Haven, Conn. 

Next Saturday Bowdoin meets Bates at Lewis- 
ton in the twenty-fifth football contest. During 
the 28 years the two colleges have met on the 
gridiron, Bowdoin has won fifteen games, lost 
eight, and tied one, with a total score of 302, 
against Bates' 132. The scores are as follows : 
1889 Bowdoin 62 Bates 
1830,1891,1892 — No games. 
1833 Bowdoin 54 Bates 
1894 Bowdoin 26 Bates 
(895 Bowdoin 22 Bates 6 

1896 Bowdoin 22 Bates 

1897 Bowdoin 6 Bates 10 

1898 Bowdoin o Bates 6 
i8t)9 Bowdoin 16 Bates 6 

1900 No game. 

1 90 1 Bowdoin o Bates 11 

1902 Bowdoin o Bates 16 

1903 Bowdoin 11 Bates 5 

1904 Bowdoin 12 Bates 6 

1905 Bowdoin 6 Bates o 

1906 Bowdoin o Bates 6 

1907 Bowdoin 6 Bates 5 

1909 Bowdoin 6 Bates 

1910 Bowdoin 6' Bates 6 
[911 Bowdoin 11 Bates 

1912 Bowdoin 6 Bates 7 

1913 Bowdoin 10 Bates 7 

1914 Bowdoin Bates 27 

1915 Bowdoin 7 Bates o 

1916 Bowdoin 13 Bates 3 


Bowdoin 302 Bates 132 


"William DeWitt Hyde began his service as 
President of the Bowdoin Medical School thirty- 
two years ago. At that time, not a single one of 
the more than sixty men who are now actively 
teaching in the school, had begun his work. Like 
President Eliot of Harvard, President Hyde of 
Bowdoin believed that the presidency of a med- 

ical school entailed obligations and opportunities. 
Long before the medical schools of this country 
had become targets for benevolent assault by 
boards and foundations, President Hyde, in the 
face of opposition, which was vigorous and sin- 
cere, determined that the Bowdoin Medical 
School should not remain commercial; and his 
determination prevailed. But when our school, 
like every medical school in America except one, 
encountered criticism which President Hyde be- 
lieved to be unjust, his defense was spirited and 

"For exactly one-third of its life-time, the 
Bowdoin Medical School has been guided by its 
great leader. Even in the last year of his life, 
President Hyde was formulating plans for fu- 
ture increase in the endowment of the school. 

"Ours is a share in the legacy which this life- 
time of joyous, keen-sighted devotion has left 
to Bowdoin College. In behalf of the teachers, 
the graduates and the students of the Bowdoin 
Medical School, we place on record this expres- 
sion of our gratitude for what President Hyde 
has done and for what he was." 

Addison L. Thayer, 
Frank N. Whittier. 


The War Relief Board of Wellesley has ar- 
ranged to publish each week a list of interesting 
and valuable articles relating to the war. As 
this list should prove valuable to other colleges 
than Wellesley, we reprint the first list. 

"Bolin, Luis A. Spain and the War. Edinr- 
burg Review, July, p. 134-52. 

Delmer, H. S. In Berlin during the three 
years of the War. Nineteenth Century, Septem- 
ber, p. 470-88. 

Ford, H. J. The War and the Constitution. 
Atlantic, October, p. 485-93. 

Gould, B. A. The War situation in Canada. 
Atlantic, October, p, 555-64. 

Hammond, John Hays, Jr. The challenge to 
naval supremacy. Atlantic, October, p. 535-44. 

Kellogg, Vernon. At Von Bissing's headquar- 
ters. Atlantic, October, p. 433-44. 

Le Bon, Andre. Some economic lessons of 
the War. Quarterly Review, July, p. 77-95. 

Lindsay, S. M. Soldiers' insurance versus 
pensions. Review of Reviews, October, p. 401-4. 

Lilla-Visconti-Arese, Duke of. Unredeemed 
Italy. North American Review, September, p. 

Macdonald, William. England's mighty effort. 
Nation, September 27, p. 339-41. 



Macdowell, John. The three European set- 
tlements. Contempory Review, September, p. 

Mathews, Shailer. The spiritual challenge to 
democracy. Constructive Quarterly. September, 

P- 5I3-27- 

-Peixoto, Ernest. Special service for artists in 
icar time. Scribner's, July, p. 1-10." 

Wellesley News. 

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mitb tf)c JFacultp 

During Professor Nixon's absence of two 
weeks, he is representing the College at various 
meetings. On Thursday he attended a meeting 
in Boston, held under the auspices of the Y. M. 
C. A. at which many colleges were represented. 
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss plans 
for establishing a ''University Union" in Paris, 
where the college men of America, in their coun- 
try's service, may have comfortable quarters to 
meet. This will deeply interest all college men 
in war work. 

Professor Catlin was appointed by Governor 
Milliken last week as a delegate from Maine to 
the nth annual tax conference to be held in At- 
lanta, Ga., Nov. 13-16. 

"The Congregationalist" for July 19, 1917, 
contains an early portrait of the late President 
Hyde, and one of his most noteworthy terse, 
comprehensive statements of ethical and relig- 
ious truths, entitled, "Who is the Christian?" 

Dean Sills was in Providence, R. I., last Satur- 
day, representing the College at the twenty-fifth 
anniversary of the founding of the "Women's 
College" in Brown University. 

Professor Nixon resumed his classes today, 
after two weeks' leave of absence. 

During Professor Nixon's absence, Professor 
Evans of the Physics Department has been con- 
ducting one of the Latin classes. Professor 
Evans is proficient in Latin, having secured ex- 
cellent training in his early days, as well as dur- 
ing his later years of study. His father is Pro- 
fessor of Latin in Ohio State University. 

In the Harvard Alumni Bulletin of October n, 
there is an excellent article on President Hyde, 
by Dean Sills. The issue also contains an excel- 
lent portrait of President Hyde, who graduated 
from Harvard in 1879. 

Dean Sills, chairman of the Brunswick Chap- 
ter of the Red Cross, has appointed a canteen 
committee from the town's people, to furnish re- 
freshments to the soldiers in case, at any future 
t time, troop trains, which are going through 
Brunswick should be delayed here. 

Freshman warnings are not far off. Get busy! 

Chemistry I hour exam comes tomorrow morn- 

The regular schedule in military training 
started yesterday. 

The College Preacher drew a large audience 
of visitors on Sunday. 

Stearns '18 and Scarborough '19 have re- 
turned to College recently. 

There will be excursion rates to Lewisron for 
the Bates game next Saturday. 

The first of new insignia for the R.O.T.C. 
made its appearance on the campus last week. 

The band will rehearse Thursday afternoon at 
4.30. Everybody out in preparation fcr the Hates 

C. H. Crosby '17, ensign on the coast patrol 
boat "Aztec" was on the campus last week end. 

McElwee '20, who recently received the com- 
mission of ensign, is now on the U. S. S. Flor- 

Military shoes and "coats have been issued to 
nearly all the members of the upper classes in 
the R. O. T. C. 

H. S. White '17 was on the campus last week. 
He holds a second lieutenant's commission and 
is at present stationed at Ayer, Mass. 

The few fellows left on the campus Satur- 
day afternoon rang the bell and tolled the scores 
in receipt of the news of our victory at Water- 

The registration at the LTniversity of Maine 
this year is 732 as compared with 1276 last year. 
Colby and Bates have about the same propor- 
tion as Maine. 

Freese '18 and Gray '18 were recently called 
to Boston for examinations pending a recall in- 
to service. They are both on furlough from the 
coast patrol service. 

Whalen '18, P. E. Doherty '19 and McClave 
'19, on the U.S.S. Chester, sent cards from Gib- 
raltar to some of their college friends who re- 
ceived them last week. 

The custom of annually burning the dead 
leaves on the campus is once more causing the 
classrooms to be filled with the disagreeable 
smoke from that source. . 

Owing to a misunderstanding, it was erron- 
eously reported in last week's Orient that Mrs. 
Lee D. McClean and Miss Anna Smith were the 
patronesses at the football dance in the Union, 
October 13. The patronesses were Mrs. Lee D. 
McClean and Mrs. Rhys D 1 . Evans. 

A very fine set of old fashioned andirons and 
other fireplace equipment, heirlooms from the 



homestead of the late General Thomas Hyde '61, 
were donated to the College last week for use in 
the new Dudley Coe Infirmary. They were re- 
ceived through the courtesy of Mr. F. H. Whalen 
of Bath. 

Burleigh '17, left the Augusta General Hos- 
pital Friday morning after undergoing surgical 
treatment. He will soon leave for Watertown, 
Mass., where he will take the physical exam- 
inations for enlistment in the Ordnance Corps 
of the regular army. Mr. Burleigh for the past 
eight weeks has been training for ordnance work 
at the U. S. Military Stores school at Dartmouth 
College, having been honorably discharged from 
the United States Naval Reserves force to take 
the course. 



2.30 p. m. Public memorial service for Presi- 
dent Hyde in Memorial Hall. 
Bowdoin-New Hampshire cross country 
race at Durham, N. H. 


4.30 p. m. Band rehearsal in Memorial Hall. 


2.30 P. M. Bowdoin-Bates football game at 
Lewi st on. 

SUNDAY - , OCT. 28 

7.15 p. m. Y. M. C. A. meeting at the Church on 
the Hill. 


8.15 p. m. Saturday Club lecture by Baroness 
Huard in Memorial Hall. 


2.30 p. m. Bowdoin-Maine football game at 

Whittier Field. " 
8.00 p. m. Football dance in the Union. 


Second lecture of the Saturday Club in the Town 


10.45 A - M - Rev. Alexander Mann, College 
Preacher, at the Church on the Hill 

5.00 p. m. Rev. Alexander Mann preaches at 
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NO. 17 


Bowdoin put one more of the Maine colleges 
out of the running for the State football cham- 
pionship Saturday, when she sent the Bates war- 
riors down to a 13 to o defeat. Bowdoin played 
the best football that her team has shown this 
year and tore through the Bates line practically 
at will, short line plunges bringing most of the 
gains that the defenders of the White made. 
With all the backfield men going ait top speed, 
the Bates line was forced time after time to re- 
linquish ground for first downs and Bowdoin 
was within scoring distance of the Bates line a 
good part of the game. 

A blocked punt was responsible for the first 
touchdown which the winning team put over. 
Parent picking up the ball and dashing over the 
line for a score. In the last period after several 
long rushes, Crockett took the ball through cen- 
ter from the one foot line for the second touch- 
down. Drummond kicked the goal. Drop kicks 
were attempted several times during the process 
of the game but none w*ere successful although 
one of Drummond's kicks came dangerously near 
the bar. 

The much-heralded ''Soldier" A claim proved 
somewhat of a stumbling block to the Bowdoin 
back-field men, but the rest of the Bates line of- 
fered little resistance and was torn open for 
many telling gains even with a whole substitute 
team in for the winners. A couple of forward 
passes, with Drummond on the receiving end 
brought two long gains, one coming at a time 
when Bowdoin needed fifteen yards for a first 

Bowdoin procured some sure ground-gaining 
plays and the victory was by a, much wider mar- 
gin than even the most sanguine of her support- 
ers had hoped for. With the final game of the se- 
ries on Whittier Field, and two victories already 
to her credit, it rather looks as if Bowdoin was 
due to have a championship football team for the 
first time in some years. A win over Colby by 
the Bates aggregation and a defeat at the hands 
of the Maine team for our eleven, is the only 
possible combination of circumstances which can 
prevent us from having an uncontested claim to 
the State title. 

To the active game played by Parent, a large 
part of the credit for our victory is due. His 
fast and hard tackling and clever interference 
brought telling results and his fleetness was di- 
rectly responsible for the first touchdown. Drum- 
mond at the other, extremity also played well, 
although a severe kick in the head during the 
early part of the game, handicapped him a great 
deal during the latter stages. Sprague ripped 
open the Bates line for many long gains and 
Dodge tore off some good runs. Capt. Small and 
Rhoads did the best work of the linemen. 

A large and enthusiastic crowd of rooters fol- 
lowed the team to Lewiston and did some excel- 
lent cheering during the game, led by Warren '18. 
The band was on band and did its usual good 
work, the work of both band and cheering sec- 
tion comparing more than favorably with that of 
the Bates aggregations. 

The story of the game : 


Adam kicked off to Bowdoin. Bowdoin rushed 
the ball for three first downs in succession, old- 
fashioned football being used entirely. Drum- 
mond was called back to' drop-kick but his at- 
tempt failed. Bates punted from her 20 yard line, 
Dodge getting the ball in the middle of the field. 
A 20 yard gain by Dodge brought it to Bates' 30 
yard line. An attempted forward pass failed. 
Drummond tried another unsuccessful drop- 
kick. Bates tried to rush but was forced to punt, 
Adam's kick going off-side on Bowdoin's 30-yard 
line. Pendleton went in for Parent. Sprague 
and Crockett rushed for a first down. Dodge 
punted to Bates' 20 yard line but they ran it back 
to the middle of the field and the quarter ended 
with the ball near the 50 yard line. Score : Bow- 
doin 0, Bates 0. 


Bates tried rushing but could not make first 
down and Adam punted, Drummond and Parent 
breaking through and blocking the ball. Parent 
scooped up the ball and dashed over the line for 
a touchdown. Drummond failed to kick the goal. 
Bates kicked off, the ball rolling over our line. 
Bowdoin fumbled and a Bates man dropped on 
the ball. In successive rushes. Bates carried the 
ball to Bowdoin's five yard line but was held for 



downs at that point. Dodge punted and Parent 
got the receiving Bates man in his tracks. Bow- 
doin held for downs. Sprague made first down 
in two rushes but Bates held and Dodge punted 
to Bates' 40 yard mark. Bates used the Minne- 
sota shift at this point of the game to great ad- 
vantage and with Barlow carrying the ball most 
of the time, they made three first downs. Dostie 
went in for Curtis. A forward pass dropped to 
the ground. Adam tried to place-kick from the 
35 yard line but it went wild. Dodge punted to 
the middle of the field, Parent again getting the 
runner before he got started. Adam kicked the 
ball over the Bowdoin line. Dodge punted again 
and then after rushing, Adam tried another 
placement from t'he 45 yard mark, but to no 
avail. Dodge and Sprague had gained but little 
when the whistle blew for the end of the half. 
Score: Bowdoin 6, Bates o. 


Bowdoin kicked off. Bates rushed to the 35 
yard line but lost the ball on downs. Bowdoin 
then began a march down the field and did not 
stop until they had reached Bates's 20 yard line. 
Here Bates held for a time and Drummond at- 
tempted to score a drop-kick but the ball went 
wild. The Bates line was weakening and Sprague 
and Dodge tore long gaps in the line, a forward 
pass to Drummond bringing 17 yards. An ex- 
change of punts and short rushes by both teams 
ensued but Bowdoin got possession of the ball 
just before the end of the quarter and a forward, 
Dodge to Drummond, brought the ball to the 
Bates 12 yard line. Bowdoin 6, Bates 0. 


Crockett, Dodge and Sprague took the ball to 
within a foot of the line and Crockett carried it 
over. D'rumniond kicked the goal. Frequent 
substitutions followed from then on to the end of 
the game, Bowdoin having a whole second team 
in when the game ended. Bowdoin kicked off to 
Bates and Bates punted back. Flynn and Sprague 
tore through the Bates line for many gains but 
Bowdoin lost the ball on the Bates 35 yard line. 
Both teams held possession of the ball for short 
periods but neither eleven threatened to score 
again until near the end of the game when Bow- 
doin carried the ball to within 20 yards of their 
opponents' goal line. Score: Bowdoin 13, Bates 
0. The line-ups: 

Parent, Pendleton, Woodworth, le 

re, Sampson, Canter 

Rhoads, Zeitler, It rt, Adam, D. Clifford 

Kern, Schonland, lg rg, N. Ross, Adam 

Small, Dudgeon, c c, Stillman, Quackenbush 

Stewart, Atwood, rg ( 

<lg, Knight, S. Clifford, R. Ross 

Caspar, Parent, rt It, D. Clifford, Southey 

Drummond, Thompson, re. . . .le, Wiggin, Penney 

Crockett, Riohan, qb qb. Talbot 

Curtis, Dostie, Flynn, lhb 

rhb, Southey, Thurston 

Sprague, Whitcomb, rhb. .lhb.Deane, VanVloten 

Dodge. Haggerty, ft> fb, Barlow 

Score, Bowdoin 13, Bates o. Touchdowns, 
Parent, Crockett. Goal from touchdown, Drum- 
mond. Umpire, Tilton of Princeton. Referee, 
O'Connell of Portland. Linesman, Beebe of Yale. 
Time, 15 minute periods. 


The Bowdoin cross country team won its first 
race of the season when it ran against the New 
Hampshire State team at Durham, N. H., last 
Wednesday. Coach Jack Magee and Manager 
Mahoney took seven men with them to represent 
the White. 

The race was run in a pouring rain over a 
course that under normal circumstances would 
be ideal, but on account of the rain was very 
soft and muddy. The runners had to literally 
plow through the mud. Consequently the time 
for the race was slow. G. C. Nightingale, the 
cross country wonder of New Hampshire State, 
finished first, doing the $ l /> mile course in 26 
minutes, 40 4-5 seconds. Goodwin, the strong 
freshman runner from Bowdoin, crossed the line 
less than 20 seconds behind the leader. Then 
came Cleaves, Wyman and Blanchard, all of 
Bowdoin. Thus, Bowdoin was able to win the 
race by the score of 23 to 34. 

The summary: First, G. C. Nightingale, N. H. 
State, time 26.40 4-5; second, Goodwin, Bowdoin, 
27.00: third, Cleaves, Bowdoin, 28.1S; fourth. 
Wyman, Bowdoin, 28.19; fifth, Blanchard, Bow- 
doin, 28.22; sixth, Weston, N. H. State, 28.44; 
seventh, Fitch, N. H. State, 29.03; eighth. 
O'Leary, N. H. State, 29.15; ninth, McCarthy. 
Bowdoin, 29.24. 

Starter. R. H. Porter. Timers, H. C. Mc- 
Bride, A. N. Graham, R. D. Brackett. Judges, 
Prince, Depew, Getchell. Referee, K. W. Wood- 

The cross country squad is still working hard 
in preparation for the other meets to be held this 
fall. Bowdoin will meet Tufts and Maine in 
cross country soon, and will take part in the New 
England Intercollegiate Cross Country Cham- 
pionship, to be held in Boston next month. 


rS 1 


On last Wednesday, Oct. 24, students and 
friends of the College gathered in Memorial Hall 
to hear trihute paid to our late president, Wil- 
liam DeWitt Hyde. Dean Sills, representing the 
Faculty, presided and introduced Rev. Samuel 
V. Cole, D.D.. LL.D., of the Trustees, and presi- 
dent of Wheaton College, as the first speaker, 
''Bowdoin has lost a great man but gained a 
greater memory," said Dr. Cole. "I have known 
him in gladness and in sorrow and no deed of his 
was ever unworthy of a true man.'' There are 
always many sides to a great man. President 
Hyde was great as an administrator, teacher and 
man. He had tireless energy and was never con- 
tent with achievement. Two of his greatest char- 
acteristics were clearness pf prospective and 
sense of proportion. He was preeminently a 
teacher, but he did' not stuff the mind, but rather, 
stirred and stimulated it to greater effort. Many 
a Bowdoin man will look to President Hyde as 
his awakening and success as a man. His books 
show the very man himself. He was a clear 
thinker and whatever he did, he did thoroughly 
and well. Laurels to those that win them ; lau- 
rels, then, to him. 

Edward P. Mitchell, Litt.D., of the Overseers, 
and editor of the New York Sun was the next 
speaker. He told of President Hyde's early life : 
how, called from the pulpit at Patterson. New- 
Jersey, to the presidency of this College, he en- 
tered upon a career full of achievements. He 
came with no experience as an educator, no es- 
tablished reputation for ability, or for being a 
thinker of real thoughts, or a doer of great 
things. He had a passionate love for the truth 
and a hatred for all that was mean. His service 
to this College eclipsed by far that of other presi- 
dents. Philosopher, friend, man of business af- 
fairs, all blended in this "boy president" as he was 
at first called. His books and public addresses 
constitute a monument on his spiritual side, as 
the stone and brick of the buildings well remind 
us of his great work for Bowdoin. 

A communication from the United Baptist 
Convention of Maine telling of their great love 
and respect for the late president was read by 
Dean Sills. The Rev. Alfred W. Anthony, D.d'.. 
LL.D., then read letters from the presidents of 
the University of Maine and Bates College, ex- 
pressing their admiration for President Hyde. 
He then spoke of President Hyde's great stand- 
ing, both in this State and in the country' as an 
educator, minister, philosopher, and writer. Pres- 
ident Hyde always struck for the center of things. 
As a phrase maker, few were his equal. He 

thought and talked in terms of humanity and 
society. He always exhibited directness and 
clearness of vision. Among the great men of 
Maine, and of this country, his memory will be 
a lasting one. 

Music by the Brunswick Orchestral Society. 
Mr. C. A. Warren, conductor, was rendered at 
the beginning of the exercises and after each 
address. The members of the Student Council 
acted as ushers. 

Among those present from out of town were : 
President George C. Chase, and Professors L. G. 
Jordan, Fred E. Pomeroy, and Llerbert R. Purin- 
ton of Bates College, President Arthur J. Rob- 
erts of Colby College, Chief Justice Leslie C. 
Cornish of Augusta, Hon. Willard Bartlett of 
Brooklyn, N. Y„ late Chief Justice of the New- 
York Court of Appeals, Hon. Harold M. Sewall 
of Bath, Edward Stanwood of Brookline, Mass., 
Hon. Weston Lewis of Gardiner, William J. Cur- 
tis of New York City, and Augustus F. Moulton, 
Dr. Frederick H. Gerrish and Philip C. Chapman 
of Portland. 


The game Saturday will be the 22nd between 
Bowdoin and Maine. Bowdoin has won 10 games 
and Maine nine. Two games were a tie. Bow- 
doin's total score is 1 220 and Maine's 191. 

The scores : 

1893 Bowdoin 12 Maine 10 

1894, 1895 No games. 

1896 Bowdoin 12 Maine 6 

1897 No game. 

1898 Bowdoin 29 Maine 

1899 Bowdoin 10 Maine o 

1900 Bowdoin 38 Maine 

1901 Bowdoin 5 Maine 22 

1902 Bowdoin o Maine 11 

1903 Bowdoin o Maine 16 

1904 Bowdoin 22 Maine 5 

1905 Bowdoin Maine 18 

1906 Bowdoin 6 Maine o 

1907 Bowdoin 34 Maine 5 
190S Bowdoin 10 Maine o 

1909 Bowdoin 22 Maine o 

1910 Bowdoin o Maine o 

191 1 Bowdoin o Maine 15 

1912 Bowdoin o Maine 17 

1913 Bowdoin o Maine 9 

19 14 Bowdoin o Maine 27 

1915 Bowdoin 13 Maine 23 

1916 Bowdoin 7 Maine 7 

Total Bowdoin 220 Maine 191 




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No. 17 

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There is a little ditty current at one of the 
colleges of the State in which the cardinal faults 
of the other three are vividly portrayed. Bow- 
doin men come in for criticism as "stuck-up 
dudes," and occasionally they characterize us as 
a "silk stocking college." And some Bowdoin 
men do little to dispel this idea of snobbishness 
when they come in contact with the outside. 
Could these other collegians of Maine but see 
Bowdoin's spirit as it is among the majority, they 
might make a milder accusation, and if they saw 
the average crowd at morning chapel, the "silk 
stocking" epithet might be withdrawn. We are 
not a college of rich men's sons essentially, and 
though Bowdoin tries to cultivate gentlemen, it 

is not necessary to blatantly announce to the 
world that we have attained that stage. 

We are justly proud of the long history of 
Eowdoin, but the fact that we go to the same 
college which Longfellow, Hawthorne and 
Peary attended does not in itself make us great 
men. The fact that our fraternity chapter may 
have been established before the Civil War does 
not necessarily imply that we are better fraternity 
men for that reason. We have no right to derive 
personal glory from the glorious past achieve- 
ments of others, and it is from such a source 
that snobbishness arises. Men of intrinsic worth 
ao not nave to be snobbish. 

A criticism has come to our ears of the reti- 
cence of the present Freshman Class to greet 
upper classmen on the campus. This may come 
from a feeling of humility rather than" superior- 
ity, but whatever the cause, it will entail unpop- 
ularity for the man of reticence. And not all 
upper classmen are free from blame on this 
charge. Some are still deeply impressed with 
their own prestige or that of their family. These 
things are often commented upon around the fra- 
ternity tables, and once a man is generally set 
down as a snob, he is lost, unless he be suffi- 
cient unto himself. There are of course, men 
who go to the other extreme and sicken us with 
their disgusting familiarity, but there is a golden 

X T ext Saturday we shall have the student 
body of another institution as our guests. Bow- 
doin men who have visited there bring back re- 
ports of cordiality, while the very songs and in- 
nuendos of the other colleges would indicate far 
cooler reception at Bowdoin. Bowdoin may have 
been "Old Bowdoin" before there were any other 
state colleges but that fact alone doesn't make 
Bowdoin of today. The overwhelming scores 
which Bowdoin rolled up twenty years ago are 
not winning us championships now. It is only 
the gruelling work which Captain Small and his 
men are putting in on Whittier Field every after- 
noon that will give us victory. They have a 
great little college to fight for, but they will have 
to fight for it. Saturday, therefore, let us not 
try to impress upon the visitors that we are demi- 
gods, and a chosen few, but rather let us show 
them that we are gentlemen through our hospi- 

Fall Exercise 

Compulsory physical training for Freshmen, 
which was decided upon last year, has not been 
put into effect on account of the war. The prin- 
ciple, however, still holds true, that the men who 



most need physical exercise are not the Varsity 
athlete;. How are we getting our exercise? Mil- 
itary drill provides well for two afternoons a 
week, and after rifles are distributed, the men 
of the R.O.T.C. will have good opportunity for 
muscular development. 

, Tag football is popular at Bowdoin. and it 
surely is a highly commendable way to spend the 
first hours of the afternoon. Tag football is 
what all athletics were in the beginning — sport 
for its own sake. The men play for the love of 
playing, the score is an incidental, and the teams 
do not even have to be representative. Scrub 
baseball, and even quoits serve the same purpose. 
The golf links of the local club are open 
to students, and there is still time for tennis. 

For those who prefer other exercise, there is 
always the hike, and now is the time of the year 
for hiking. The crisp, clear days compel one to 
set up a good pace, and an afternoon on the 
roads or through the woods is a sure guarantee 
of an appetite at dinner and a clear head for 
study in the evening. The flat country surround- 
ing Brunswick is scarcely as picturesque as the 
hill regions about Williamstown and Amherst, 
but the river and the inlets of the sea are re- 
deeming features. 

The view from the ruins of Merrymeeting well 
repays the half-hour walk, while an afternoon is 
well spent on the road to Mere Point or Pen- 
nellvilk. or up the River Road to the hill of the 
Holy Ghosters at Shiloh. Mineralogists will find 
ample opportunity for research on Mount Ararat 
in Topsliam, and the more ambitious can spend 
several hours well on the walk to Pleasant Point 
in the duck region of Merrymeeting Bay. There 
are many delightful strolls along what Harriet 
Beecher Stowe termed the "Ribbon Roads" in 
the pines of the plains, and farther off there 
are Bunganuc, Growstown and the Gurnet. But 
this must not become a guide book. These are 
but suggestions for an afternoon outdoor exer- 
cise in these last, glorious days of autumn. Two 
men can come to know each other well on such 
a walk, and a large group can surely make the 
time pass. Soon there will be considerations of 
skating, snowsho'eing and skiing, but at any rate, 
avoid the crime of loafing through a glorious 
afternoon indoors. Studying will come all the 
better in the evening if the afternoon is spent in 
the open air. 

the home of his son, William Morris Houghton, 


Professor Houghton was born in Holliston. 
Mass., March 10, 1852. He fitted for college at 
Andover Academy and graduated from Yale in 
1873. He studied in the Graduate School at 
Yale, and later at the University of Berlin. From 
1876 until 1882 he was 1 Professor of English Lit- 
erature at the Imperial University, Tokio, Japan ; 
and from 1883 to 1892 he was on the faculty of 
Xew York University, first as Professor of Eng- 
lish Literature and then as Professor of Latin.. 
In 1S92 he came to Bowdoin as Winkley Profes- 
sor of Latin, and held that chair until he retired 
in 1907. Since then he has been engaged in lit- 
erary and educational work. 

In his fifteen years of teaching at Bowdoin 
Professor Houghton came in contact with prac- 
tically every member of the college from the 
class' of 1894 through the class of 1909, for in 
those days, Latin was a required study and 
Professor Houghton did practically all the teach- 
ing in the department himself. He was a man 
of unfailing patience and courtesy, and of ripe 
and discriminating scholarship. Particularly in 
his more advanced classes did his students feel 
that they were being taught by a man of real in- 
tellectual power and of true literary taste. Those 
who have read under Professor Houghton the 
Satires of Horace will long gratefully recall the 
Horatian spirit of the man himself; his gentle 
if at times quizzical, humor; his aptness of 
phrase; his appreciation of the frequently ca- 
pricious workings of Fortune or Providence. By 
birth, training and travel he had acquired the 
qualities of a gentleman of the world, a wide ac- 
quaintance among men, and a varied experience 
of life. Never very strong in health, and some- 
times hampered by physical infirmity, a little dis- 
tant and reserved in his dealings with his classes, 
he always conveyed the impression of an unusu- 
ally fine gentleman and scholar. Bowdoin men 
who studied"under him will learn with regret of 
his death ; and many a busy man now approach- 
ing middle life will be taken back in memory to 
the classroom in Memorial Hall and will recall 
some witty remark, some illuminating comment, 
'too keen perhaps for careless lads at play, but 
treasured in the mind as coming from a teacher 
of whom his pupils were fond and who was in 
turn affectionately interested in them. 

K. C. M. S. 


William Addison Houghton, Professor of 
Latin at Bowdoin from 1892 until 1907, died sud- 
denly last Monday, October 22, in Plainfield, at 


Next Saturday evening the second in the series 
of Union dances will be held in the Union. Com- 



ing on the night of the Maine game, this dance 
should serve in a large measure to take the place 
of the Football Dance which was given up last 
year. The committee in charge is arranging to 
make this dance a little more elaborate than usual 
for this reason. Since <a large crowd is expected, 
it has been deemed advisable to limit the attend- 
ance to thirty-five couples, the Union being un- 
able to accommodate a larg'er number conveni- 

Tickets will be on sale Friday so that those 
desiring to go can procure them at that time. 

Since it is only fair to the other dancers, the 
full price of admission will be charged "Stags," 
regardless of the number of dainces danced. The 
'hours of dancing will be from eight to eleven- 
thirty. These dances have proved very popu- 
lar on account of their simplicity and informality 
and it is expected that there will be a large num- 
ber in attendance. 


(From the Patriotic News Service of The Na- 
tional Committee of Patriotic Societies.) 

"The defeat of the German autocracy is not 
only the task of armies and navies, but of every 
one who believes in the principles of democracy. 
It is not alone our soldiers and sailors who are 
fighting Germany, but every true American 
should also be doing what he can to bring about 
a speedy victory. 

"Young men and women in our American uni- 
versities and colleges will soon be playing a very 
real part in our national life. You are preparing 
vourself now for future usefulness. You should 
remember always that your first duty is to the 
nation and that you will find your highest per- 
sonal success in public service. 

"The fact that your country is at war imposes 
on you a double duty to study as hard as possible 
and to make yourself as valuable economically as 
you can. Live up to your duty as well as the 
men in the trenches are living up to theirs." 
Yours sincerely, 

P. P. Claxton, 
(Head of the U. S. Dept. of Education.) 


The second of the football rallies was held 
last Friday evening in Memorial Hall in prepara- 
tion for Saturday's game with Bates at Lewiston. 
Matthews 'iS, presided; he explained that the 
purpose of the meeting was to review the Colby 
game and arouse enthusiasm for the ensuing 
Bates game. Professor Mitchell was introduced 
as the first speaker of the evening. In his open- 

ing remarks, he stated that it seemed hard to 
concentrate our minds on football while such 
tremendous battles of life and death were raging 
across the sea, but as long as we are here in 
Bowdoin, we are here to do our best, whatever 
comes to our hands. With that spirit he be- 
lieved that we should back the team Saturday in 
its fight against Bates, for although most of us 
cannot teaoh the team hozv to play football, each 
one of us can make it play better football by sup- 
porting it. While the band played a few spirit- 
ed selections, greatly appreciated refreshments 
consisting of sweet cider and crackers were 
served, and cigarettes were passed around. The 
last speaker of the evening was Mr. Day, who 
offered his services as a coach to the team gratis, 
so that Bowdoin might have a team worthy of 
her name. Coach Day asserted that" when we 
went to Lewiston to see Bowdoin defeat Bates, 
we went also to see her win the championship. 
He urged each and every man to get behind the 
team. Matthews '18, made the announcements 
relative to the game, and then introduced as the 
cheer leader, during MacCormick's absence, 
Warren '18, who immediately gained the favor 
and confidence of the student body by his ear- 
nestness and enthusiasm. Besides teaching two 
snappy yells, he led the singing of Forward the 
White and Bowdoin Beata, after which the meet- 
ing broke up. Although the attendance was per- 
haps smaller than the Colby rally, certainly there 
was enough spirit to make up for the loss of 


"There seems to be a misunderstanding regard- 
ing the wearing of the prescribed uniform by en- 
rolled members of the Reserve Officers* Training 
Corps of this institution. The Act of Congress ot 
June 3, 1916, established at educational institu- 
tions, units of the Officer's Training Corps of the 
United States, conforming, in many particulars, 
with the training camps at Niagara and Ogle- 
thorpe, etc. In compliance with this law, the 
War Department prescribed the course to be 
pursued at colleges and universities which came 
under the provisions of this law, and also pre- 
scribed the uniform to be worn, which is identi- 
cal with that worn by the regular army, with the 
exception of the insignia on the collar and cap. 
and on the sleeve, on the left arm of the uniform 

"On the outbreak of the war, all officers and 
men in the Military and Naval services of the 
U. S. were ordered by the War and Navy Depart- 
ments, to wear the uniform at all times ; that for 



the Arm}' being prescribed as the field uniform, 
the same as the one issued to the training units. 
In my opinion, units undergoing training at uni- 
versities and colleges, under the law, as they are 
Federal units, are made part of the military 
forces of the nation ; and while enrolled, are en- 
titled to wear the prescribed uniforms of their 
grades. Every student should feel that he is ac- 
corded a great honor by being specially author- 
ized by law and by order of the War Department, 
the privilege of wearing the uniform of a soldier 
of the U. S., and he should, by his every act. up- 
hold the dignity and honor of that uniform, and 
should be eager at all times and all places to 
appear in it. 

"The War Department expects that the uni- 
form to be issued in the near future will last for 
at least one school year, and with care, it can 
be made neat and serviceable for a longer time." 
Major John A. Duval, U.S.A. 

Students are reminded of the illustrated lec- 
ture to be given by the Baroness Huard in Me- 
morial Hall, tomorrow evening, Oct. 31, the an- 
nouncement of which appeared in a recent issue 
of the Orient. The lecture will be held under 
the auspices of the Saturday Club and an admis- 
sion of 50 cents will be charged to all persons 
who are not members of the club. Baroness 
Huard will speak upon the subject, "With Those 
Who Wait." 

All those who were fortunate enough to hear 
Baroness Huard last spring, either in her lec- 
ture or her address in morning chapel, will need 
no urging to attend this talk. The baroness is 
one of the best informed women in the country 
in regard to the present war and her lecture is 
sure to be both instructive and entertaining. 

Ian Hay, another authority on war subjects, 
will speak in the Town Hall, Wednesday, Nov. 

A Bowdoin Alumni dinner was held last Thurs- 
day evening in the U. C. T. Hall, Bangor. After 
the dinner, F. U. Adams '89, president of the 
Bowdoin Club of Bangor, made a few remarks. 
He was followed by Mr. G. G. Wilder '04, librar- 
ian of Bowdoin who bruoght greetings from the 
College and Faculty. State Librarian Henry E. 
Dunnack '97 gave one of his characteristic witty 
talks. Dr. Harrison J. Hunt '02 was the last 
speaker. He spoke very briefly on the College 
and his deep affection for it. Frank L. Bass '07, 
secretary of the club, made a short statement and 

read one or two communications. 

The dinner was a decided success. All of the 
forty-seven alumni present considered it one of 
the pleasantest reunions they had attended. 

Those present were : D. A. Robinson, M. D.. 
'73; Charles T. Hawes. '76; M. V. Wentworth, 
John H. Davis, '86; George H. Larrabee, '88; F. 
W. Adams, '89; W. P. McDonald, '91; Will O. 
Hersev, 92 ; P. T. Haskell, M. D., Medic '93 ; F. 
E. Briggs. C. A. Flagg. R. L. Sheaff, '94; A. E. 
Small. F. H. Mead, L. C. Hatch, E. T. Boyd, B. 
L. Bryant, '95; H. E. Dunnack, L. S. Merriman, 
'97: J. F. Starrett, M. D., '98; E. R. Godfrey, '09; 
William B. Woodburv, H. H. Randall, '00; Har- 
ris f. Milliken. M. D., G. R. Gardner, '01 ; H. T- 
Hunt, W. E. Wing, L. T. Gray, 02; S. C. W. 
Simpson, Charles P. Conners, Moses T. Phillips, 
•03: H. S. Pearl, ex- 03; G. G. Wilder, '04; F. L. 
Bass. '07; F. H. Thomas, '08; R. E. G. Bailey, 
'10; W. N. Emerson. '11; C. D. Warren, C. B. 
Timberlake, '12; L. W. Pratt, H. H. Hall, '13; 
D. C. Hight, G. E. Beal, E. A. Drapeau, '16; W. 
V. Hone, '17. 

&3it& t&e jFacultp 

Dean Sills, president of the Brunswick Chap- 
ter of the Red Cross, and Professor Hormell, on 
the committee of relief to dependants of men at 
the front, spoke at the recent meeting in Wheeler 

William E. Wass, the son of Professor and 
Mrs. Wass, who after completing his enlistment 
in the American ambulance service in France, 
entered the Aviiaition Corps, has recently passed 
the examinations for first lieutenant and is now 
awaiting his commission. 

The National Food Conservation Commission 
has asked the college to give lectures on food 
conservation. Professor Catlin has kindly con- 
sented to lecture on this in conjunction with his 
Economics I lectures. Any of the students desir- 
ing to attend these lectures are welcome. 

Professor Meserve, who is studying the use of 
the various poisonous gases in modern warfare, 
expects to be detailed for active service soon. 
Whether he will be kept in this country as an in- 
structor or sent into foreign service is yet un- 

Professor Langley, who is connected with the 
field artillery at the second Plattsburg training- 
camp, states that the work is very interesting. 
They are often out from camp for over a week 
at a time, with their guns and horses, going over. 
very rough country, working out firing problems. 
gun placing and methods of concealment. On 



other days the work consists of riding and man- 
aging horses, and regular military drill. Profes- 
sor Langley has also been instructing men in to- 
pography. The serious purpose of the men is 
evidence of their desire to do their duty. They 
are looking forward to the day when they will 
secure commissions and can go and do their bit. 

In a cablegram received last week by Dean 
Sills, Professor Van Cleve states that he is well. 
This is the first word heard from Professor Van 
Cleve since his 1 departure for France some time 

Mr. Wilder attended the Maine State Library 
Association meeting in Bangor last Thursday. 

Proessors Files, Ham and Davis attended the 
Maine State Teachers' Association in Bangor 
last Thursday. Professors Files and Ham spoke 
before the session of the Department of Modern 
Languages. Professor Ham's interesting paper 
was entitled, "Learning a Foreign Language." At 
the fourth annual meeting of the Maine Council 
of Teachers of English, Professor Davis was 
elected vice president of the council. 

On tt)e Campus 

Freshmen warnings will be out Monday, Nov. 


The College Catalgoue will appear about Dec. 
i, as usual. 

The campus drinking fountain has been re- 
moved until spring. 

A large consignment of books was received at 
the Library last week. 

The rough parts of the Delta were harrowed 
and leveled off last week. 

Brunswick far exceeded its Libert)' Loan 
quota in last week's drive. 

Tag football is much in vogue these days, par- 
ticularly directly after lunch. 

All students 1 who went to Lewiston last Sat- 
urday were excused from the 11.30 classes. 

Chase '18 was called home Saturday to report 
for the physical examination for the draft. 

Albion '18 attended the initiation ceremonies 
at the Amherst Charge of Theta Delta Chi last 

Several Bangor High School students attended 
the football rally in Memorial Hall last Friday 

The band is to be congratulated on its excellent 
work at the rally and at the game at Lewiston on 

All Freshmen football candidates will meet on 
the Delta to elect a captain and begin practice at 
3.30 p. m. today. 

John Edwards '18 after six months in the 
American Ambulance Service in France, is now 
a student of aviation in that country. 

The Benjamin Apthrop Gould Fuller Lecture 
in Hygiene will be given by Dr. E. H. Nichols 
of Boston sometime early in November. 

Professor J. L. McConaughy of Dartmouth 
was on the campus last Friday. He was an in- 
structor at Bowdoin from 1909 to 191 1. 

David R. Porter '06, the first Rhodes Scholar 
from Maine, and a prominent Bowdoin athlete, 
will be the chapel vesper speaker next Sunday. 

The Y.M.C.A. will resume the work among 
the boys at Pejepscot, and an organization simi- 
lar to the Boy Scouts will be started in the near 

MacConnick '18, was a delegate at the 83rd 
national convention of the Delta .Upsilon Fra- 
ternity, held in Buffalo, N. Y., last Friday and 

A picture of the Bowdoin men attending the 
second Plattsburg Camp was received at the Psi 
L T psilon House from Kileski, who is attending 
the camp. 

Scholarship blanks may be secured at the treas- 
urer's office now. They must be signed and re- 
turned to the treasurer's office by the first of 

The number of periods of play necessary for 
winning a football "B" may be changed this fall 
because there will be no game following the 
State series. 

The College has done much during the past 
summer to repair the lawns, but the new seeding 
would grow 7 much better if it were not tres- 
passed upon. 

Last Thursday evening the Abraxas held their 
annual initiation and banquet at the Hotel Eagle. 
The following men from 1919 were initiated: E. 
B. Finn, J. B. Ham, F. O. Johnson, L. B. Mc- 
Carthy and R. T. Small. 

First Lieutenant Arthur Robinson of the class 
of '08. son of the late Professor Robinson of the 
Chemistry Department was on the campus last 
week end. Lieut. Robinson is at present sta- 
tioned at Fort McKinley. 

The class in English 7 has completed six weeks 
of translation under Professor Johnson and will 
now study the essay under Professor Elliott. At 
the general meeting last evening, each member 
read his translations from foreign into English 

"Wanted! 300 Bates students at the Bowdoin 
game Saturday. The deciding game in the State 
series is to be played on Garcelon Field at 2 p. m. 
A championship game and a championship crowd 


r 57 

makes a championship team. Come and do your 
share." — Bates Student. 




'. m. Examinations for Library assistants. 
'. m. First Freshman footbaW practice on 
the Delta. 


8.15 p. m. Saturday club lecture by Baroness 
Huard in Memorial Hall. 


2.30 p. m. Bowdoin-Maine football game on 

Whittier Field. 
8.00 p. m. Football dance in the Union. 


5.00 p. M. Porter '06 will speak on Y. M. C. A. 

work at Chapel Vespers . 
7.15 p. M. Y. M. C. A. meeting- at the Church 

On the Hill. 


Major Ian Hav Beith lectures in the Town Hall. 

* IAN HAY ** 


Town Hall, Nov. 14, Under the 
The Saturday Club 

Auspices of 

SUNDAY', NOV. l8. 

10.45 A - M. Rev. Alexander Mann, College 

Preacher, at the Church on the Hill. . 
5.00 p. m. Rev. Alexander Mann at Chapel Ves- 


Anne Talbot Cole Lectures by Miss Agnes Rep- 
plier of Philadelphia. 


12.30 p. M. Thanksgiving Recess commences. 

Season of 1916-17. 


Blanket Tax, 1st semester (^jy men) $2,819.00 

Blanket Tax. 2nd semester (305 men) 2,279.00 

Repaid loan — baseball 25.00 

Balance from 191 5-16 5.63 

Total $5,128.63 


Athletic Council for: 

Football $1,200.00 

Baseball 1,200.00 

Track 1,400.00 

Tennis 150.00 

Fencing 100.00 

Bowdoin Publishing Co 300.00 

Christian Association 

Debating Council 


Student Council 

Incidental — Loan to baseball 

Balance on deposit. First -National 






Total $5,128.63 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Manton Copeland, 

Date, June 20, 1917. Treasurer. 

I have examined the accounts of the Treas- 
urer of the A.S.B.C. and find them accurately 
kept. The above is a correct statement. 
(Signed) A. H. MacCormick, 

June 26, 191 7. Auditor. 


High grade College and Fra- 
ternity goods in silk, leather 
and felt. Prices right. 
L. B. DENNETT, Psi U House 





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With your name and fraternity em- 
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NO. 18 

Bowdoin contributed last Sunday on the most 
generous scale that the college has ever known to 
the war - fund of the Y. M. C. A. The total 
amount of the contribution to date is $3,200.00, 
and there are still a few subscriptions to be "heard 
from. David R. Porter '06 delivered a stirring- 
talk at chapel vespers, vividly portraying the con- 
dition of the inmates of the prison camps, and 
appealed to the college men to give in a spirit of 
sacrifice. At dinner Sunday evening', the men in 
the fraternities were again addressed and pledges 
were made at this time. The speaking was done 
by a flying squadron of Mr. Porter, Professor 
Burnett, Professor Nixon, and MacCormick '18. 
A million dollars is the goal which has been 
set before the students of America for this work, 
and Bowdoin has contributed its share splendidly. 
The campaign was a short one, being concentrat- 
ed into a few hours Sunday afternoon and even- 
ing. Professor Nixon is the local treasurer, and 
pledges are payable to him before December 15. 
Similar campaigns are to be held at Amherst, 
Williams, and Wesleyan this week. The faculty 
contributed generously to the fund, as well as the 
student body. 



In the last game of the State series, Bowdoin 
was defeated by Maine on YVTiittier Field last 
Saturday by a score of 14-0. After winning the 
first two games against Colby and Bates, which 
made the championship seem a probability, the 
White eleven was almost put out of the running by 
Maine. Bowdoin has the championship but lost 
the final game to a team which has come back in 
a wonderful manner in the last two weeks. 

Maine outplayed Bowdoin in every stage of the 
game, her forward passing making big gains by 
its almost unfailing certainty. In rushing and 
plunging power, the Maine eleven showed the 
best "pep" of the season. Bowdoin's goal was in 
danger the greater part of the game while only 
twice was Maine's goal menaced very seriously. 

Paganucci, fullback for Maine, played the best 
game, going in for gains every time he had the 
ball and in several instances making material 

gains for the Blue by successful forward passes. 
Davis, at left tackle, probably did the best line 
work on the Maine team, getting his man with 
exact regularity. 

Dostie was the most consistent player on the 
White, showing up well, especially in the las: 
half. Dodge did some good running around the 
ends, while Sprague, who was obliged to leave the 
field early in the game owing to injuries, did fine 
vork at the beginning of the game. Bowdoin's 
forward passes were unsuccessful and she was 
obliged to resort to punting often in order to get 
on the defensive. 

Maine won through Paganucci's forward 
passes and his cross-runs which netted large 
gains. In line plunging, the two teams were 
about evenly matched. Forward passes and punt- 
ing made the game an exciting one while only 
one field goal was attempted although both teams 
were in good position for it several times. 


Maine kicked to Bowdoin on the 35-yard line. 
Bowdoin made 6 yards on three downs through 
center line plunging. Drummond punted to 
Maine's 45-yard line. Maine failed to make first 
down and punted to Bowdoin on her 22-yard line. 
Dodge in an end run made first down. Bowdoin 
rushed the ball 30 yards but was penalized 20 
yards. Dodge made 5 yards on the next play. 
Bowdoin's punt brought the ball to Maine's 40- 
yard line. Maine made six yards in two rushes 
and then Bowdoin received the ball by a punt, on 
her 30-yard line. Bowdoin made five yards and 
then failing to gain by line plunging, Drummond 
punted to Maine's 20-yard line. Maine made a 
good end run but gained only a few yards, being 
off-side. Bowdoin got the ball on a punt and 
rushed five yards, only to fumble on the next 
play. Maine captured the ball on her 45-yard 
line. Maine then made seven yards in two 
rushes and tried an unsuccessful forward pass. 
Maine punted to Bowdoin's 20-yard line. Bow- 
doin punted after failing to gain by rushes. Maine 
rushed the ball five yards and the quarter ended. 

Score • Maine o, Bowdoin' o. 


Maine failed to gain her distance and after 
making five yards punted to Bowdoin's 11-yarcl 



line. Dodge then made a 40-yard run. one of the 
most spectacular plays of the game. On the next 
play Bowdoin lost ground and punted to Maine. 
The Blue made eight yards and on the fourth 
down, made an end run netting 15 yards. Paga- 
nucci's forward pass made 15 yards after Maine 
failed to break through Bowdoin' s line, landing 
the ball on Bowdoin's 12-yard line. In three 
rushes the ball was carried over for the first 
score of the game. The goal was kicked by 

Maine kicked to Bowdoin's 37-yard line and in 
two plays Bowdoin bad the ball on Maine's 47- 
yard line. Here Bowdoin lost the ball and Maine 
after making only six yards on several plays, 
punted to Bowdoin's 21-yard line. Bowdoin 
made four yards and then punted to the 48-yard 
line. Maine made seven yards and again punted. 
Bowdoin receiving the ball on her 23-yard line. 
In a series of rushes the White made first down. 
Here Bowdoin did her best work in the game, 
making' seven yards more through center before 
the Whistle blew for the end of the half. Score: 
Maine 7, Bowdoin o. 


Bowdoin kicked off to Maine on the 20-yard 
line. Maine made two first downs. A forward 
pass from Paganucci to Young netted Maine 25 
yards. Attempted rushes through Bowdoin's line 
netted little. Another forward pass and Young- 
received the ball for the second touchdown of 
the game. Paganucci kicked the goal. 

Maine kicked to Bowdoin's 40-yard line and 
Bowdoin lost the ball on a fumble. On the 30- 
yard line, Bowdoin regained the ball and Dodge 
made three yards through center. Bowdoin punt- 
ed and Thompson recovered the ball on the 45- 
yard line. Dodge made six yards in two line 
plunges and Dostie made nine more. The next 
play lost two yards and an attempted forward 
pass failed. Maine got the ball on her 35-yard 
line and in three plays made 11 yards. Then 
Paganucci broke away for a 32-yard run which 
put the ball on Bowdoin's 22-yard line. After 
three plays in which Maine made only three 
yards, Maine tried a field goal but the ball went 
wide of the mark. Bowdoin received the ball on 
her 20-yard line and Dostie made eight yards in 
two rushes. Bowdoin punted and the ball went to 
Maine on the 20-yard line. Maine made 11 yards 
and pushed the ball to Bowdoin's 5-yard line. It 
looked here as if Maine would score again, but 
the Bowdoin line stiffened and the visitors were 
unable to make first down, with only one yard 
to go. A forward pass failed and Bowdoin got 
the ball on her 20-vard line. Bowdoin failed to 

gain and the whistle blew for the end of the 
quarter. Score: Maine 14, Bowdoin 0. 


After making only two yards. Bowdoin punted 
and Maine received the ball on her 47-yard line. 
Maine made eight yards on a forward pass and 
Powers broke away for a 30-yard run, but was 
stopped by Crockett on Bowdoin's 23-yard line. 
Crockett received a bad cut over the eye and 
was carried from the field. Maine failed to gain 
and two forward passes were intercepted. Bow- 
doin received the ball on her 30-yard line and 
after making two yards punted to Maine's 20- 
yard line, recovering the ball. Bowdoin made 
two yards and an attempted forward pass failed, 
Maine receiving the ball on her 15-yard line. 
After failing to gain, Maine punted to Bowdoin's 
36-yard line. Sprague made three yards and 
Dostie gained three more. Two forward passes 
failed and Maine got the ball on the 41 -yard 
line. Maine then made 13-yards in two plays but 
failing to gain in the next two, attempted an un- 
successful forward pass. Bowdoin received the 
ball after Maine punted and Savage made three 
yards. Sprague made three yards and on the 
next play first down was made. Savage made 
three yards and a forward pass failed, when the 
whistle blew the end of the game. Score : Maine 
14, Bowdoin o. 

The line up : 
Maine Bowdoin' 

Barron, le re, Drummond 

re, Pendleton 

J. Davis. It rt, Caspar 

Morse, lg rg, Kern 

Hall, c c, Small 

Jones, rg lg, Stewart 

lg, Zeitler. Stewart, Zeitler 

T. Davis, rt It, Rhoads 

Beverly, re le. Parent 

le, Thompson 

Ginsberg, qb qb., Crockett 

O'Brien, qb qb, Richan 

Powers, 1Mb rhb, Curtis 

Stearns, lhb rhb, Whitcomb 

Courtney, lhb rhb, Sprague 

Young, rhb lhb. Dodge 

lhb, Flvnn, Dodge, Savage 

Paganucci, fb fb, Sprague 

fb, Dostie 

Score: Maine 14, Bowdoin 0. Touchdowns. 
Powers, Young. Goals from touchdowns, Paga- 
nucci 2. Umpire Beebe of Yale. Referee, Hap- 
good of Brown. Head linesman, Tilton of Prince- 
ton. Time: 15 minute quarters. 




Alumni and friends of the college will be in- 
terested to know that up to November first. 2?^ 
persons had subscribed $21,660.20 for the con- 
struction of the new William DeWitt Hyde Hall. 
An additional large sum has been guaranteed by 
some friends of the college, but in order to have 
the building constructed free of debt it is neces- 
sary to ask for numerous contributions from the 
alumni. As this dormitory is a memorial to the 
late president, it is hoped that everyone who 
graduated at Bowdoin will feel iike having a part, 
however small, in the undertaking. The college 
realizes that this is not a year in which to make 
an appeal for large sums of money ; but as prob- 
ably the next few years will be crucial years fi- 
nancially, it is highly important that no part of 
the present college funds should be diverted to 
pay for the balance of the construction of the 
hall. Checks should be sent to Samuel B. Fur- 
bish, treasurer of the college, and designated for 
the Hyde Hall Fund. 

Following is a list of the number of subscrib- 
ers from each class: 1848. 1, $5.00; 1857, 2. 
$1005.00: 1859, 2, $51.00; i860, 1, $5.00; 1861, 2, 
$150.00; 1863, 1, $100.00; 1864, 1, $5.00: 1866, 3, 
$115.00; 1869, 1, $200.00; 1870, 2, $525.00; 1872, 
4, $302.50; 1873, 5, $705.00; 1874, 1, $50.00; 1875, 
3, $300.00; 1876, 3, $40.00: 1877, 3, $250.00; 1879, 
2, $520.00; 1880, 7, $2150.00: 1881. 9, $990.00; 
1882, 4, $600.00; 1884, 3. $170.00: 1885, 3. $70.00; 
1887, 2 , $20.00: 1888, 2, $150.00; 1889, 3, $; 
1890, 5, $175.00: 1891, 5, $155.00; 1892. 3, 
$250.00; 1893, 1, $250.00; 1894. 7, $270.00; [895, 
9, $370.00. 

1896, 9, $720.00; 1897, 5, $145.00: 1898. 9, 
$270.00; 1899, 2, $125.00; 1900, 1, $25.00; 1901. 
6, $155.00; 1902, 5, $1685.00; 1903, 9, $225.00: 
1904, 5, $68.00; 1905, 6, $85.00; 1906. 2. $105.00: 
1907, 12, $320.00; 1908, 8, $250.00; 1909, 8. 
$80.00; 1910, 11. $155.00; 191 1. 7. $55.00: 1912, 
11, $127.00; 1913. 10, $210.00; 1914, 8, $79.50; 
1915, 8, $89.70; 1916. 10, $220.00; honorary grad- 
uates, 5, $6250.00; friends, 3, $107.50. Total sub- 
scribers, 255. Total amount, $21,660.20. 


David R. Porter of the Class of '06. spoke at 
chapel vespers last Sunday. Since leaving col- 
lege Mr. Porter has been actively engaged in 
Y.M.C.A. work and lately has been working for 
the Y. M. C. A. in Europe. He spoke of the great 
sacrifices the soldiers are making at the front, and 
the terrible suffering they have to endure at the 
prison camps. He said that we, who have the 
right -to attend college should do the most we 

are capable of, in order to relieve, to some de- 
gree, their hardships. He mentioned the move- 
ment that is going on in the colleges of the 
United States to raise money to be sent abroad. 
Pennsylvania State College pledged $6,000 for 
this purpose and Mr. Porter said that he hoped 
Bowdoin would make $5,000 its subscription. 


Announcement was made ^'ednesdav that the 
Navy Department at the request of the college, 
had decided to establish a training course at Bow- 
doin for the twenty members of the Naval Re- 
serve Coast Patrol, who are attending college 
this year on leave of absence from the navy. 

This course will be similar to that of the Re- 
serve Officers' Training Corps and will be in 
charge of Lieut. C. F. Snow, commander of the 
Rockland district or one of his chief petty officers. 
The course of instruction will commence this 


Laurels to those that win them: therefore bring 

Laurels for him, not tears, although his face 
We see no more forever in this place, 
Xor hear again the voice that used to ring' 
With many a noble utterance. Let us cling 

To one high purpose still through time and 

Remembering with what dignity and grace 
He walked life's ways among us like a king. 
With other work in other world afar 

This God-commissioned man dared not delay. 
After his task was ended, where we are. 
Crown then his memory, and rejoice todav 
That in his journeyings from star to star. 

He, scattering only blessings passed, this way. 
— Samuel Valentine Cole '74. 


The cross country team will not race Tufts this 
fall, but negotiations are pending for a race with 
Dartmouth. The Maine race will in all probabil- 
ity not be held. The team has been working' hard, 
however, in preparation for the New England 
Cross Country Meet, to be held in Boston on 
Nov. 17. The team, especially Goodwin and 
Cleaves, should make a good showing in this 

Winter track, under Coach Magee, will start 
directly after the Thanksgiving vacation. There 
is still plenty of good weather left for outdoor 
practice, and men -are urged to come out and be 
gin training now. 




Published every Tuesday of the Collegiate 

Year by The Bowdoin Publishing 


In the Interests of the Students of 


Rouert G. Albion, 1918, Editor-in-Chief 

Clyde E. Stevens, 1919, Managing Editor 

department and associate editors 
Philip E. Goodhue, 1920, Alumni 

Ronald B. Wadsworth, 1920, With the Faculty 
Stanley M. Gordon, 1920, On the Campus 

Franklin D. MacCormick, 1918 

Bela W. Norton, 1918 

Gerald S. Joyce, 19 18 

Louis W. Doherty, 19 19 
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All communications regarding subscriptions 
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per year, in advance. Single copies, 10 cents. 


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Vol. XLV1I. 

NOV. 6, 191 7 

No. 18 

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

Friendship War Fund 

During the past few days Bowdoin has ex- 
perienced something which most of us in our 
soberer moments would never have dreamed of. 
The ''Students' Friendship War Fund" was from 
the point of money raised a tremendous success. 
Bowdoin experienced something more, however, 
than an opening of pocketbooks; that is. an open- 
ing o1 hearts. In that a deeper note has been 
struck in the lives of her students than lias been 
for many years past. Men made sacrifices and 
found joy in doing it. It is for that rather than 
because Bowdoin raised so many dollars that the 
students are to be complimented. They do not 
need to be complimented, however, for each one 
is sure to feel rewarded by that sense of joy and 

satisfaction that he has to a certain degree ap- 
proximated the sacrifice which his former chums 
and brothers in the service are making The 
day upon which they learned to think in terms of 
the whole world and of really heroic sacrifice will 
never be regretted by the students and faculty 
of this institution. F. D. M. 

The Championship 

The smart of the defeat on Whittier Field 
Saturday afternoon was removed by the fact 
that Bowdoin wins the State championship in 
football, this fall. We must not forget the splen- 
did showing which the Bowdoin eleven made 
against Colby and Bates in the first two games 
of the series, and in spite of Saturday's defeat, 
they have proved themselves the best team of the 
four. This championship has been no matter of 
luck. The men have earned it. There has been 
a grim determination in that squad which has 
been training and practicing all the fall, and 
they well deserve the honor. All four elevens 
have suffered war losses, and the colleges met on 
an even basis. In spite of Bowdoin's depleted 
numbers there has been the largest football 
squad in the history of the sport here. The mem- 
bers of the team well deserve to be heroes on 
the campus this fall, for they have done much 
fur Bowdoin. It is surely gratifying for the col- 
lege in hold championships in both major sports 
and the days of ancient glory seem to be return- 
in? 011 both gridiron and diamond. 


A late and most successful portrait from the 
studio of Joseph B. Kahili, the Portland artist, is 
that of Professor Henry Johnson of this College. 
The portrait has been purchased through the ef- 
forts of the Hon. James P. Baxter of Portland, 
and will be presented to the College by the 
friends of Professor Johnson. 

This canvas represents Professor Johnson in a 
three-quarters portrait which is a strong piece of 
character painting. The professor sat for the 
likeness last winter and it is full of life 
and vigor. 


Several changes in the Medical School faculty 
have been caused by members being called into 
active service in the Medical Reserve Corps, U. 
S. A. 

Dr. Clement P. Westcott will fill the vacancy 
in the chair of neurology caused by the absence 
of Professor Henry M. Swift. 

Dr. B. B. Foster will fill the vacancy in t'-e 



department of dermatology caused by the ab- 
sence of Professor G. A. Pudor. 

Dr. C. M. Robinson has returned from France 
and has resumed his duties as superintendent of 
the Edward Mason Dispensary and assistant pro- 
fessor of anatomy. 

Others of the Medical School faculty who have 
entered the service are Drs. L. S. Lippincott. P. 
P. Thompson, R. B. Moore, E. B. Eolsom, O. E. 
Hanev. A. \Y. Haskell, W. C. Whitmore and 
Mr. P. W. Meserve. 

Work in the department of public hygiene 
will be given by Dr. L. I. Bristol, Health Com- 
missioner for the State of Maine, in conjunction 
with Professor Ef. D. Evans. 


The second and last football dance was given 
last Saturday evening in the Union. The affair, 
which was informal, was a success in every way. 
About 40 couples were in attendance. Although 
this dance is the last which earns the title of 
"Football Dance." other dances of similar nature 
will be held later. The large open fire in the 
fireplace, with the chairs placed around, fur- 
r.ished a novel and attractive addition to the 
decorative scheme, besides, forming a pleasant 
resort for the dancers. The patronesses at the 
dance were Mrs. G. R. Elliott and Miss Anna 
Smith of Brunswick. 


Two interesting letters have recently been re- 
ceived from Alumni who are now in the service 
of the United States Army. Both letters contain 
matter of interest to Orient readers, and accord- 
ingly excerpts have been taken from each. 

"Dear Sir : It interested me to read the com- 
munication of Capt. Edwards in the issue of 
Oct. 2. as it shows how little we know about our 
next door neighbors in this great army of ours. 

"I was at Fort Benj. Harrison from June 15th 
to Aug. 27, at the Medical Officers' Training- 
Camp, and had not the remotest idea that two 
loyal Bowdoin men were in the training camp of 
the O.R.C. 

"I came here to Camp Sherman, Aug. 27th. 
with a Field Hospital Detachment and was put 
in command of Field Hospital 332, 83rd Div., N. 
A., on Sept. 13th. 

"Charles S. Christie '95, Capt., M.R.C." 

"All the boys are doing fine here, especially 
Jim Oliver who will get a captaincy I feel sure. 
This week we are having a series of trench prob- 
lems. The work here is very interesting, al- 

though it becomes monotonous once in a while. 
Each Saturday and Sunday night shows are pro- 
vided for the camp by New York theatre man- 
agers and they are very good. 

"They are pushing the bond loan with all their 
might here and a great number of the fellows are 
buying one at least. 

'Tn the athletic games Saturday, Fenning '17 
won the high jump and Turner '19 was a point 
winner in the half-mile run. Turner '19, Phil- 
lips 17 and myself ran on the company's relay 

"E. H. Bond '17, 
Co. 2. 17th P. T. R., Plattsburg Bks., N. Y." 

The manager of the Bowdoin Publishing Com- 
pany has recently received a quantity of post- 
cards bearing a fine picture of King's Chapel, 
accompanied by the lines entitled "Gray Spires of 
Bowdoin." These cards are for sale, two for 
five cents, and should prove popular with all 
Bowdoin men. For further particulars inquire of 
Joyce '18 at the Kappa Sig. House. The verse 
in question is printed herewith : 
Gray Spires of Bowdoin ! soft crowned in silvery 

Ye stand as hallowed beacon-lights in hearts 
Of loyal sons, now strayed to all earth's parts. 
To welcome home bold youth or age serene. 
'Mid rush and maelstrom of this earthly scene 
Thy heaven-communing towers, like twin darts, 
Do rise and point the way beyond these marts 
To where the calm of peace shall chang'e our 

Here youth, enrapt in manhood's visioned prime. 
Doth turn and sigh when ivied portal's passed. 
Here, lost in auld lang syne, doth age at last 
Renounce his cares, and worship at thy shrine. 
Gray Spires, ye are, through great or mean 

Emblems of joy in youth and peace in years. 
F. Warren Davis, '12. 


The annual Freshman-Sophomore debate will 
be held December ti. The subject will be: 
"Resolved, that the belligerent nations should 
hold a peace conference in accordance with the 
plan suggested by Dr. C. W. Eliot." At the lay- 
outs on Nov. 13, the candidates may speak for 
five minutes on any phase of the subject. All 
who wish to try out for this debate should hand 
their names to Paul '19 at the Delta Upsilon 



After a period of some years during which 
various misfortunes have been encountered, an- 
other State football championship has been added 
to Bowdoin's list of conquests. Other teams may 
have played well and fought hard, but none has 
had to contend against such odds, and done it so 
well, as the championship team of 1917. At the 
opening- of the season, the Athletic Council 
voted to employ no professional coach this year, 
entering into an agreement with Bates and Colby 
to that effect. Nine 'Varsity men were lost last 
June by graduation, and six other veterans, in- 
cluding Captain Peacock, entered the service of 
the United States, either in the army or navy. 
The registration was only three-fourths that of 
previous years, and accordingly the gaps had to 
be filled from a smaller number of candidates 
than usual. 

Jack Alagee, for several years trainer of the 
eleven, was placed in charge of the practice 
work, with the able assistance of the four veteran 
letter men who were still in college. Captain 
Small, Stewart. Drummond and Rhoads. Dur- 
ing the past two weeks, the coach with whom a 
contract was signed last year, but who had since 
entered the Federal service, was able to obtain a 
furlough and has rendered valuable aid volun- 
tarily. To Coach Day belongs much of the credit 
for the White's victory over Bates. 

As soon as the college opened in September. 
Small '19 was elected captain to succeed Pea- 
cock'i8, who had received appointment to Platts- 
burg during the summer vacation. Practice was 
commenced almost at once with a squad of about 
forty men reporting on the first day. This num- 
ber was gradually cut down and the real work of 
shaping the future championship - team started. 
Among the entering class were found several 
men of ability, and these with a few veteran 
players of last year toiled hard to mold them- 
selves into a compact fighting machine. That 
their efforts were not in vain is attested by the 
results of the season's schedtde, four victories 
and one defeat, 55 points to their opponents' 21. 
The first two games of the season, with the Naval 
Reserves and the Coast Artillery teams, served 
as practice for the real contests which were to 
follow in the State series, and it was from these 
early contests that the student body received its 
first causes for rejoicing and for hoping for the 
State championship, the first to come to Bowdoin 
in years. At the Colby game, the White was 
represented by a well-balanced, fighting eleven, 
using straight football, played hard and clean. 
It was this same team that a week later triumphed 

over Bates in what was believed to be the crucial 
game of the year. And the eleven did this feat 
in spite of the fact that its crack quarterback 
had been called to arms for his country during 
the interval between the Waterville and Lewis- 
ton trips. 

The first defeat came somewhat unexpectedly 
for all concerned, when the Maine team, rejuve- 
nated after being defeated by Bates, and tieing 
Colby, came to Whittier Field, backed by a bare 
two hundred rooters, and carried to Orono the 
only game wrested from the White during the 
season. The visitors outplayed the Bowdoin 
eleven in nearly all departments of the game, and 
only once or twice was their own goal threat- 
ened by the home players. 

Referring to last year's Oriext, we find that 
last year's eleven with three defeats out of nine 
games, and only four games won, was considered 
to have made "an exceedingly creditable" record. 
What then can we say of a team which, with only 
four veterans and without a coach, has captured 
four games out of five ? Certainly great praise 
should be given to all who have had a part in the 
season's success. 

To Trainer Magee and his four letter men who 
acted as the coaching staff during the greater 
part of the season, goes a great share of the 
credit for the eleven's splendid showing. Coach 
Day, who left his own work to gratuitously help 
turn out a team worthy the name of the college, 
should also be given much credit for the results 
obtained in the brief time that he could be in 

Captain Small has run the team' with care and 
has proved a most successful center. He has 
been a constant source of worry for the oppon 
ents whenever they felt an inclination to break 
through his portion of the line, and several plays 
have ' been brought to an abrupt halt as the re- 
sult of his watchful eye and alertness of body. 

Although the team can hardly be said to be 
composed of a few stars, still there are a few 
men whose work has told and has been remarked 
by the spectators. Among those men are Drum- 
mond at end, Sprague, Dostie and Dodge, the 
fast and hard-tackling backfield, and Kern and 
Rhoads at guard and tackle. Drummond has 
done good work in the punting, and his field goal 
in the Colby game was the winning play of the 
game. With Parent, he broke through the Gar- 
net line at Bates, blocked the punt and paved the 
way for Parent to make the first score of that 
contest. By line rushes and end runs, Sprague, 
Dostie and Dodge have gained much ground for 
the white. Savage played in several contests at 



left half and featured with his long runs through 
broken fields. 

Babbitt displayed excellent judgment at quar- 
terback and his loss was greatly felt when he 
was called into Federal service just before the 
Bates game. His successor, Crockett, played a 
fair game, until injured in the Maine game, when 
Richan was substituted during the last period. 
Curtis showed good work in the time that he was 
in at left half, and shared the honors of that 
position with D'ostie and Flynn during the State 

In the line, Parent and Thompson, alternating, 
did splendid work at left end, as did Rhoads at 
left tackle. Zeitler proved a valuable substitute 
at both tackle and guard, and should have little 
difficulty in securing a regular's berth next sea- 
son. At left guard, Kern 'has been in a class by 
himself, proving a stonewall against which many 
opposing players have dashed in vain. 

On the right end has been Drummond, with 
Pendleton as an understudy. Caspar has been an 
efficient tackle, having stopped several plays 
which threatened long gains for the enemy. At 
guard, Stewart played a good game until in- 
juries interfered. 

As substitutes, several promising candidates 
for next year have been given chances to shoyv 
their goods. Among these men are Dudgeon at 
center, Schonland and Atwood at guard, Flynn 
and Whit-comb at half, and Haggerty at full. 
Other substitutions during the season have been 
Freese and Woodworth at end and Hall in the 

By graduation the team will lose Stewart, 
Pendleton, Savage and Babbitt, leaving a large 
number of veterans for next year's eleven. With 
the abundance of material which should be here 
next year to fill the places of those who graduate 
in June, a team, even stronger than that of the 
present season, should be expected. 

Football letters were given to thirteen players 
this year, a smaller number than usual, and five 
cross-country men received the "B" for work in 
the race with New Hampshire State. The foot- 
ball letter men are Capt. Small '19, center; Bab- 
bitt '18, quarterback; Stewart '18, guard; Caspar 
'19, tackle; Kern '19, guard; Sprague '19, full- 
back; Crockett '20, quarterback; Curtis '20, 
halfback; Dostie '20, halfback; Drummond '20, 
end; Rhoads '20, tackle; Dodge '21, halfback; 
Parent '21, end; and Manager Gray 'iS. The 
cross-country men are Capt. Cleaves '20, Blan- 
chard '18, Wyman '18, McCarthy '19, and 
Goodwin '21. 


The time in which to enroll in the course in 
Military Training has been extended until today. 
It is hoped that a large number of men will avail 
themselves of this opportunity to "do their bit." 
If you have not enrolled yet, see Adjutant Pen- 
dleton, today. 

On last Thursday afternoon and Friday all 
the men of the battalion who had not rece'ved 
uniforms were measured for them. It is not 
known now just when the uniforms will be ready, 
but in a few weeks the entire battalion should be 
equipped. Until then let us all put our utmost 
into the drills that we may be able to be a credit 
to the uniforms when they arrive. 

Rifles made their first appearance at drill on 
Friday. The Manual of Arms was attempted. 
In squads and platoons the recruits were taught 
the movements. The drill lasted until after dark- 
ness had settled on the field, and the new men 
gained a fairly good idea of the fundamentals of 
the manual. 


During the last two weeks the tryouts for the 
Glee Club have been taking place under the di- 
rection of Professor Wass. Nearly fifty candi- 
dates have tried for positions in the club. This 
number is almost as large as usually appears 
when the war has not disturbed activities and 
promises well for a successful year for the club. 
In spite of the large number of candidates, there 
is still a scarcity of tenors. All who have tenor 
voices and have been holding back should make 
themselves known to Professor Wass at once. 
The regular rehearsals of the club will start im- 
mediately. The exact date will be posted on the 


Candidates for the Freshman football team 
were out for the first time last Wednesday after- 
noon, when they held practice for about two 
hours. Twenty men reported for the first day 
and with the material among these candidates 
and the seven or eight men out with the 'Varsity 
squad, it is felt among the yearlings that pros- 
pects for a victory in the annual conflict with the 
Sophomores are bright. 

C. H. Clark was elected manager at a recent 
meeting of the Freshman class and the vote tak- 
en for captain among the men at practice result- 
ed in a tie. Dudgeon and B. W. Atwood being 
the nominees. Both these men are substitute 
linesmen on the 'Varsity. 



A Freshman class meeting was held last Thurs- 
day at one o'clock in Memorial Hall. An assess- 
ment of seventy-five cents was voted to cover the 
expenses of class football, baseball and track. 

mitt t&e JFacultp 

Sympathy is extended to Miss Boardman in the 
recent loss of her sister, Mrs. Amelia F. Thomp- 
son, wife of George L. Thompson of this town. 

Professor Moody is one of the leaders in the 
local campaign in the interests of the National 
Food Administration. 

Among the newly elected officers of the 
Brunswick Dramatic Club are Professor Burnett, 
president; Mr. Furbish, treasurer; and Professor 
Brown, member of the executive committee. 
Other faculty members of the organization are 
Dean Sills, and Professors Hutchins, Files and 
Mitchell. Professor Brown was a member of the 
cast of the first play of the season, presented at 
Wheeler Hall last Tuesdav evening:. 

Dn tfte Campus 

Parker '18, lately engaged in the Ambulance 
Service in France, returned to college last week. 

Capt. J. A. Slocum '13 and Lieut. H. S. White 
'17 were among those on the campus for the 
Maine game. 

Pendexter '.21 was in the cast of the first play 
of the Brunswick Dramatic Club, presented last 
Tuesday evening. 

The Sophomore football team started practice 
under Cook, last week. A heavy team with lots 
of fight is looked for. 

Burr '19, who has been drafted into the Fed- 
eral service and is now stationed at Ayer, was a 
recent visitor on the campus. 

The football dance in the Union last Satur- 
day evening was well attended, all the tickets 
having been sold before noon. 

Upon motion of Dean Sills, the Brunswick 
Dramatic Club has voted to admit Bowdoin stu- 
dents to membership in the club. 

The books for military training may be ob- 
tained at Slocum's Book Store. Shoes cut on 
the Munson military last may also be bought at 
the same place. 

The increased letter postage rates went into 
effect last Friday. It costs three cents now where 
it cost two before, for letters, and two cents 
where it was formerly one, for postcards. 

Numerous upperclassmen were summoned to 

the Dean's office last week, by virtue of having 
too many unexcused cuts. It is reported that 
three "varsity managers were among the number. 

A postcard recently received by a local friend 
of Nevens, ex-'i8, bears the welcome news that 
his regiment, the 101st Engineers, had a fine trip 
across the Atlantic and that he was feeling fine. 

The Maine delegation at Saturday's game was 
much smaller than usual, due to the fact that the 
Maine supporters, according to several with 
whom the writer talked, had very slight hopes of 
their team's winning or even tying the White. 

Less than the usual number of students attend- 
ed the Baroness Huard lecture in Memorial Hall 
last Wednesday evening', because of the fact that 
admission was charged the students for the first, 
time. Those who were present, however, were 
well repaid. 

Beginning last Thursday morning the conduc- 
tors on the L., A. & W. St. Ry., have been col- 
lecting their fares a nickel at a time. It is un- 
derstood that this arrangement is on account of 
the war tax on railroad fares amounting to 35 
cents or more. 

The old red cow, formerly appertaining to the 
State university, is reported on good authority 
to be somewhat deceased. In disconcerting con- 
trast to this state of affairs, the goat of dear old 
Bowdoin is understood to be in excellent health. 
Be not discouraged, however. Get behind the 
team, and help tear the blanket off the Colby 
donkey. — Bates Student. 

alumni Jftotes 

'62 — Isaac Bassett Choate died in Westbrook 
on October 7, at the age of 84, after a long ill- 
ness. He was born in Naples, Maine, July 12, 
1833. Bowdoin gave him the A.M. degree in 
1865 and the Litt.D. in 1907. Mr. Choate mar- 
ried Miss Sophie Thompson of Lynn, Mass., who 
died some years ago. 

Mr. Choate taught at a number of preparatory 
schools after graduation from college, and at 
Buchtell College, Akron, Ohio, from 1875 to 1878. 
Later in life he tutored a great deal until ill 
health compelled him to give this up. 

He wrote a Greek textbook now widely-used, 
and some technical works on language, but his 
best writing was poetry. He wrote a number of 
books of verse, the principal ones being: "With 
Birds and Flowers," "Wells of English," "Obeyd, 
the Camel Driver," "Apollo's Guest," "The 
Singing Heart," "Through Realms of Song," and 
"The Praise of Song." 





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NO. 19 


The following members of the Senior class 
have been selected to compete for the Class of 
1868 prize, which is awarded annually to the 
author of the best written and spoken oration by 
a member of the Senior class: R. G. Albion, 
G. S. DeMott, J. B. Matthews, B. W. Norton, 
A. W. Rountree, and P. C. Young. 


At a meeting of the Alumni Council, on Nov. 
3, it was voted to make an appeal to the alumni, 
to raise a fund to look after the Bowdoin men in 
foreign service. This aid would be given the 
Bowdoin men through the American University 
Union in Paris. 

It was also proposed that the college unite 
with some other New England college to form an 
information bureau to furnish information con- 
cerning Bowdoin men in the war service. 

The following committee was appointed to take 
care of this business: A. B. White '98, Boston; 
H. E. Andrews '94, Kennebunk, and Professor 
Mitchell '90, Brunswick. 

The plea for funds will be made by letter. The 
secretary of the General Alumni Association, G. 
G Wilder '04 of Brunswick, is preparing a list 
of all the Bowdoin men in the service, to send 
out with each letter. 

All contributions should be sent to Professor 
Mitchell, treasurer. 


Now that the pressure of war is becoming felt 
more and more day by day, we begin to conjec- 
ture what the number of students would look like, 
if a new draw upon the men eligible for draft 
and a call upon the coast patrol units should 
come. The following men are subject to the 
draft: 1918 — Allen, Bachelder, Blake, Chase, O. 
Hamlin, P. Hamlin, Harrington, Jones, Joyce, 
Matthews, Palmer, Parker, Pendleton, Rounds, 
Savage, Simonton, Stewart, Warren, and Young; 
1919 — Finn, Foulke, Johnson, Kern, Morrison, 
and Sullivan; 1920 — Allen, Wadsworth, and 
Palmer; 1921 — Bingham and Rhodes. 

The following men are expecting early call to 
service: Chase '18, Matthews '18, Pendleton '18, 

Hill ex-'i9, M. '21, Wadsworth '20 and Rhodes 

The coast patrol men who are subject to call 
at any time are: 1918 — Freese, Gray, Haskell, 
and Sloggett ; 1919 — Butterfield, Martin, and 
Sprague; 1920 — Bartlett, Crockett, Curtis, Mc- 
Partland, Rhoads and Robbins; 1921 — Fames 
and Sweetser. 


At a recent meeting of the Student Council, 
Reynolds '18 was elected to the Council to suc- 
ceed Donnell '18, who has recently been sum- 
moned to the colors ; Cousins '20 was elected re- 
cording secretary of the Y.M.C.A. to succeed 
Badger '20, who is now in training at the Naval 
Radio School, Cambridge, and Rounds '20 was 
elected Sophomore member of the Board of 
Union Governors to succeed Badger '20. 

The Council voted that the annual football 
game between the Freshmen and Sophomore 
classes should be played on the Delta, Saturday 
afternoon-, Nov. 17. 


The college library was recently the recipient 
of the entire library of the late Isaac Bassett 
Choate, Class of 1862. This library consists of 
619 volumes, chiefly concerned with the classics. 
Mr. Choate has always been greatly interested in 
his Alma Mater, and has from time to time, 
during his life, made numerous gifts of books to 
the library. 

About twenty men took the examinations for 
student assistant in the library. The names of 
the candidates will be announced soon. 


The cross country squad leaves for Boston 
Friday to compete in the_ New England cross 
country championship meet to be held at Frank- 
lin Field, Saturday, Nov. 17. The team will make 
its headquarters at the Copley Square Hotel. 
Coach Magee will pick a team of six from the 
following men : Captain Cleaves '20, Blanchard 
'18, Wyman, 18, McCarthy '19, Avery '20, War- 
ren '20, and Goodwin '21. Among Bowdoin's 
competitors will be the Massachusetts Institute 


of Technology which defeated Harvard and 
Dartmouth, Williams, last year's champions, 
Brown, Tufts, Holy Cross and Boston College. 
The cross country squad has been training faith- 
fully a certain number of days each week under 
the expert direction of Coach Magee. It is worthy 
of note that this is the first time for years that 
Bowdoin has been among the entries for the New 
England Intercollegiate Cross Country Cham- 

Directly after the race Coach Magee will leave 
for St. Louis as a delegate of the New England 
Amateur Athletic Union to attend the conven- 
tion of the National A. A. U. During the course 
of the convention, which will last for two days, 
important matters relating to the athletics of the 
future will be discussed. 


A few days ago Mr. Wilder received the orig- 
inal call for the formation of the Bowdoin 
Alumni Association of Boston, with the original 
signatures of the eight graduates who signed it. 
The donor, Frank K. Linscott '88, a Boston 
lawyer, found the original call among the papers 
of his father, D. C. Linscott '54, an original 
signer, who died a few years ago. The call : 
Sons of Bowdoin 
A desire has been expressed by not a few of 
the graduates of Bowdoin College, , residing in 
Boston and vicinity, that an association of the 
alumni should be formed for social intercourse, 
and for promoting the interests of our ''Alma 

We therefore respectively request the attend- 
ance of the graduates at a meeting of the alum- 
ni to be held in the Supreme Judicial Court- 
Room on Monday, the 16 inst, at 2J4 o'clock p. M. 
Boston, Nov. 10, 1868. 

Rufus Anderson, Class of 1818, 
Geo. C. Wilde, Class of 1819, 
John C. Dodge, Class of 1834, 
Charles C. Nutter, Class of 1838, 
P. W. Chandle, Class of 1834, 
Winthrop Tappan, Class of 1844. 
E. B. Webb, Class of 1846, 
D. C. Linscott, Class of 1854. 

Y. M. C. A. NOTES 

Sunday afternoon, the newly chosen Freshman 
Cabinet held its first meeting in the Debating 
room at the Library. This cabinet is an inno- 
vation in the college Y. M. C. A. work. It is 
hoped that this group of young men chosen from 
the Freshman class, two from each fraternity, 
will work more efficiently than the old depart- 

ment groups under their leaders in stimulating 
work to be accomplished among the members of the 
entering class. Albion '18, general secretary, 
addressed the meeting and gave an outline of the 
work to be accomplished. The members of the 
Freshman Cabinet are : Anderson, Atwood, 
Buker, Carpenter, Cook, Eames, Garden, Gibson, 
Haines, Keene, Larrabee, Lovell, Marston, Mc- 
Crum, McGown, Morse, Rich, A. F. Rogers, 
Stanley, and Tobey. 

In the nation wide campaign to raise $35,000,- 
000 for the Y. M. C. A. War Relief Fund, Albion 
'18, Warren '18, Coburn '18, Paul '19, Taylor '20, 
Wood '20, and Buker '21, have been appointed 
as speakers to be sent out to cover any one of 
five counties of southern Maine, . speaking to 
gatherings of boys in secondary schools. They 
wish to secure 1500 boys who will give ten dol- 
lars apiece, netting a sum of $15,000. The drive 
■to raise this fund will be between Nov. 11-19. 

The above named men attended banquets at 
Lewiston and Portland recently, where men like 
Secretary Crossett, a Y.M.C.A. secretary just re- 
turned from service in France; Robinson, '03, 
^.M.C.A. secretary, and Professor Johnson o\ 
Colby College, who recently returned from work 
in prison camps', addressed them on the frightful 
camp conditions abroad and the great need of 
money for relief. 

Professor Nixon and MacCormick '18 have 
been working in the effort to help raise the 
$1,000,000 war fund for American Y.M.C.A. 
work in prison camps. This fund is being raised 
among the colleges, preparatory schools, and uni- 
versities of the country and is called the Stu- 
dent Friendship War Fund. 


Tomorrow and Thursday are the days set for 
the annual interclass track meet on Whittier 
Field. The following events are scheduled : 75- 
yard dash, 180-yard dash, 440-yard dash, 880- 
yard run, mile run, 2-mile run, high jump, broad 
jump, pole vault, shot put, hammer throw, throw- 
ing discus, high hurdles and low hurdles. 


The Union Board, in order to prevent any mis- 
understanding among those applying for the use 
of the Union wishes to have the following sec- 
tions of their by-laws published : 

Article II. Section 2. All college organiza- 
tions shall be permitted to hold open meetings in 
the Union free of charge, provided that the 
chairman of the Governing Board be advised of 
such meetings at least one week in advance. 



Section 3. College organizations desiring to 
hold closed meetings in the Union shall be al 
lowed the privileges, subject, however, to a fee 
determined by the Governing Board. Applica- 
tion for such privileges must be made to the 
board at least one week in advance. 

■» IAN HAY *<- 



Ian Hay will speak under the auspices uf the 
Saturday Club in Town Hall tomorrow even- 
ing. His subject is to be "The Human Side of 
Trench Warfare." In describing his experiences 
with Kitchener's army, this interesting author 
will be certain to provide a very entertaining 

All who have read Major Beith's "The First 
Hundred Thousand" will most surely desire to 
hear the man himself. The admission will be 50 
cents to those who are not members of the club. 

Editor of Bowdoin Orient. 
Dear Sir : 

In a recent issue of the Orient there was a 
communication from Major John A. Duval. U. 
S. A., commanding officer of the Bowdoin R O. 
T. C, in which he stated in regard to the wearing 
of the prescribed uniform furnished us by the 
War Department that each student enrolled 
"should be eager at all times and all places to 
appear in it." Since that time there are less men 
who make a practice of wearing their uniform 
every day than there were at that time. Is it be- 
cause the students are not eager or is it because 
they feel they have no right to do so? The ar- 
gument has been put forth that we are not en- 
listed men and that therefore we do not come 
under the orders' requiring enlisted men to wear 
the uniform. Although we are not held by any 
oath of enlistment yet we are held to certain 
definite forms of work such as camp work and 
.ire distinctly members of one of the units of our 
country's military forces. 

It has been said that we have no right to go 
about wearing the uniform and thus posing as 
something that we are not. With the proper in- 
signia of our branch of the service we are in 
no sense doing anything which we have not the 
right to do but even according to orders issued 
by the War Department, are supposed to do. 

Why then should we wear the uniform? Not 
until we go into the work of our R.O.T.C. seri- 
ously and really consider ourselves in military 
service rather than merely taking a fifth course 
will the work that we do here amount to any- 
thing. There is no reason why anyone should be 
ashamed of belonging to such an organization or 
of wearing its uniform. We must go into the 
work to the limit. 

This country is at war. Except for a smaller 
student body there is really little evidence of that 
fact in the life of our college here. We have no 
right to forget it even if perhaps we would like 
to and the wearing of the uniform is only one 
way in which we can keep before our minds the 
fact that we must go into things more inten- 
sively than before and put forth our best effort 
to become efficient servants of our country. 

For patriotic reasons alone we should be glad 
to wear the uniform of the U.S.A. It is a privi- 
lege extended us by the Government and it is 
one we are expected to make use of. I sincerely 
hope that the man with the uniform will be the 
rule on the campus, rather than the exception on 
every day of the week. 

F. D. MacCormick '18. 




Published every Tuesday of the Collegiate 

Year by The Bowdoin Publishing 


In the Interests of the Students of 


Robert G. Albion, 1918, Editor-in-Chief 

Clyde E. Stevens, 1919, Managing Editor 

department and associate editors 
Philip E. Goodhue, 1920, Alumni 

Ronald B. Wadsworth, 1920, With the Faculty 
Stanley M. Gordon, 1920, On the Campus 

Franklin D. MacCormick, 1918 

Bela W. Norton, 1918 

Gerald S. Joyce, 1918 

Louis W. Doherty, 1919 

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

All communications regarding subscriptions 
should be addressed to the Business Manager of 
the Bowdoin Publishing Co. Subscriptions, $2.00 
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Roy A. Foulke, 1919, Assistant Manager 

Vol. XLV1I. NOV. 13, 191 7 

No. 19 

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

Keeping Up with Ihe War 

During the past week, there have been activi- 
ties in the war zone which may eventually have 
a vital effect on every man in Bowdoin, yet how 
many men in Bowdoin realize the significance of 
the retreat of Cadorna's army or of the rising 
of the Bolshevieki in Petrograd? For the past 
few months, the gradual allied advances on the 
western front, and the summer's drive of the 
Italians over that almost impassible front, to- 
gether with the reports of discontent in Germany 
had led us to believe that this winter might see 
the end of the war. 

The past week seems to have removed that 

peace to a distant month, for not only have Ger- 
man arms and German money gained great mili- 
tary advantage, but the situation in Italy and 
Russia will give heart to Germany so that the 
coming - winter will not seem so terrible. The 
psychological effect of the week's activities are 
to be considered with the actual military effects. 

Yet our campus chatter runs on as usual, as it 
has run on ever since the war began with the 
exception of that week in April when everyone 
really seemed impressed. We need not always 
be thinking of the war, but we should be some- 
times thinking of it. Imagine the college men of 
1940 envying us for living in such a momentous 
time, yet do we appreciate what a momentous 
time this is ? To listen to the average conversa- 
tion, one would think not. 

In the library, there are two rooms which 
should be crowded these days. They are much 
more frequented this fall than ever before, but 
only a fraction of the college realizes this op- 
portunity. In one room there is a chance to read 
the greatest newspapers of the country in their 
daily resume 'Of the war's progress, and to 
read some of the ablest editorial comment in the 
country. Yet how many of us have read the 
Times, the Transcript, and the Chicago Tribune 
this fall ? What they are printing as news today 
will be carefully and eagerly studied as history 
generations, yes, centuries hence. In the other 
room, there is a chance to see 'how the magazines 
have condensed this matter and how notable 
writers have carefully studied the situations. 
There is an opportunity to see the war graphi- 
cally illustrated. Two hours a week in the maga- 
zine room will give a man an intelligent survey 
of the situation. To be sure, it doesn't count to- 
ward a course, but what are courses but intensi- 
fied and systematized presenting of similar 
knowledge ? 

Two years ag'O, Bowdoin had a classic ''Ignor- 
ance Test" which was copied in the Boston and 
New York papers and even found its way into 
the magazines. That was before the United 
States entered the war. Yet in the library exam 
last week a freshman claimed that the late Gen- 
eral Funston is leading the American troops in 
France ! Every man can well afford an hour or 
two a week in these library rooms, so that when 
the Paive is referred to, it will be recognized as 
the river, the crossing of which will endanger 
Venice, and Lenine and Trotzky will be known as 
the men who are at present gaining" the ascend- 
ency of Kerensky. The reading will not be a 
difficult process, and the war will surely become 
more intelligible. 



Ian Hay 

This week, we have an opportunity to learn of 
the war even more vividly than through printed 
pages. Brunswick is highly fortunate in having 
the opportunity to hear Ian Hay, the author of 
"The First Hundred Thousand." People from 
neighboring cities are planning to attend and the 
Bowdoin campus should be alive to the oppor- 
tunity. The usual Saturday Club privilege of 
free admission to college students is not in force 
this year, but the proceeds are given to a war 
cause, and the talk will more than repay the ad- 
mission fee. To hear the Baroness Huard and 
Major Beith within two weeks is surely a means 
of gaining a vivid picture of the conflict in Eu- 
rope. Fraternity meetings will be over tomorrow 
evening in time for the lecture. 


(From the Patriotic News Service of the Na- 
tional Committee of Patriotic Societies.) 

When the call to national service arose, spir- 
ited young men everywhere of course wanted to 
be employed in a patriotic way, and I suppose 
there is scarcely a young man in any college in 
the country who has not very anxiously address- 
ed to himself the question : "What can I do ?" 

I think that there is no general answer to this 
question. Even in those cases where it would 
be obviously better for a young man to stay at 
college and prepare himself for later and fuller 
usefulness, yet if the young man in so doing ac- 
quires a low view of his own courage, and feels 
that he was electing the less worthy course, the 
effect on the young man of that state of mind 
toward his own actions, probably would be so 
prejudicial that it ought not to be encouraged. 

To the extent that the men in college are phy- 
sically disqualified, or to the extent that they are 
too young to meet the requirements of the de- 
partment, it seems quite clear that, in the pres- 
ent state of the emergency, their major useful- 
ness lies in remaining in the college, going for- 
ward with their academic work. The knowledge 
that the students will acquire at college will equip 
them for subsequent usefulness if the emergency 
lasts until their call comes. 

But we do not want to chill enthusiasm. We 
want to preserve enthusiasm and cultivate it and 
use it ; but we do want to be discriminating in 
our enthusiasm, and prevent people getting the 
notion that they are not helping the country 
unless they do something different, which very 
often is not the case at all. The largest use- 
fulness may come from doing the same thing. 
Now, it is not unnatural that there should be 

these ebullitions of feeling, this desire to change 
occupation as a badge of changed service and de- 
votion to ideals. Our colleges can exercise a 
steadying influence in this regard. 

We are going to have losses on the sea ; we are 
going to have losses in battle ; our communities 
are going to be subjected to the rigid discipline 
of multiplied personal griefs scattered all 
through the community ; and we are going to 
search the cause of those back to their founda- 
tion, and our feelings are going to be torn and 
our nerves made raw. There is a place for phy- 
sicians of public opinion to exercise a curative 
impulse. The young men who are in our col- 
leges, who go to their homes from our colleges 
and make up a very large part of the direction of 
public opinion, can exercise a curative influence 
by preaching the doctrine of tolerance, by exem- 
plifying the fact that it is not necessary for a 
nation like the United States, which is fighting 
for the vindication of a great ideal, to discolor its 
purpose by hatred or by the entertainment of any 
unworthy emotion. 

Hon. Newton D. Baker, 

Secretary of War. 


Stationery $ 2 73 

M. I. L. T. A. Dues 5 00 

M. I. L. T. A. Entry Fee 3 00 

Cups for Interscholastic Tournament... 12 14 

Bates Trip 5 60 

Tech Trip 57 87 

Portland Trip 7 10 

Maine Intercollegiates 5 75 

Mileage 6 08 

Balls 8 20 

Cut in Bugle 5 00 

Postage, telephone and telegraph 4 82 

Total Expenses $123 29 


Balance from K. G. Stone $ 5 88 

A. S. B. C. Appropriation 150 00 

Bates Guarantee {j/i traveling expense) 1 25 

Tech Guarantee 6 00 

Use of Mileage 1 80 

Total Receipts $164 93 

Total Expenses 123 29 

Balance for the year $ 41 64 

Respectfully submitted, 

Bela W. Norton, 

Manage . 




A large number of fellows have turned out for 
the two class teams this year, and judging from 
appearances, the Sophomore-Freshman football 
game next Saturday will be a fast, snappy con- 

The men from 1920 are: Bartlett, Cook (cap- 
tain), Crossman, Ellms, Goodhue, Guptill, Hag- 
gerty, Higgins, Jones, Low, Mansfield, Montgom- 
ery, O. Moses, Richan, Robbins, P. W. Smith 
and Sturgis. 

From 1921 : B. M. Atwood (captain), Bing- 
ham, Dugdeon, Flynn, French, Ingraham, Keene, 
Larrabee, Laughlin, Lovell, Mason, McLellan, 
Nixon, Ogden, Osterman, Perkins, Rhodes, Stan- 
ley, Thompson, Wakefield, B. H. M. White, and 

The coaches appointed by the Student Council 
are Caspar '19 and Kern '19 for the Freshmen, 
and Drummond '20 and Rhoads 1 '20 for the Soph- 


During the last three weeks the tryouts for the 
Glee Club have been taking place under the direc- 
tion of Professor Wass. Over 50 candidates, a 
number which compares favorably with others 
years, have tried out. The following men were 
chosen, and rehearsed last Thursday afternoon : 
First tenors — Chase 18, Pierce '18, Albert'i9,and 
Hill, medic. '21 ; second tenors — Harrington '18, 
Stetson '18, and McDonald ' 19; first basses — Mat- 
thews '18, Simonton '18, McGorrill '19, and 
Richan '20; second basses — Joyce '18, J. W. 
Thomas 18, Decker '19, Crossman '20, Linder '20, 
and Morse '21. 


For the benefit of readers who wish to know 
the location, of the several national army can- 
tonments, the following list is published: — 

•Camp Devens, Ayer, Mass., for troops from 
Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachu- 
setts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York. 

Camp Upton, Yaphank, L. I., for troops from 
the Metropolitan portion, of New York City, 
N. Y. 

Cairp Dix, Wrightstown, N. J., for troops from 
New York, New Jersey and Delaware. 

Camp Meade, Annapolis Jet., Md., for troops 
from Maryland, District of Columbia and Penn- 

Camp I ee, Petersburg, Va., for troops from 
Virginia, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. 

Camp Gordon, Atlanta, G:i„ for troops from 

Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee. 

Camp Jackson, Columbia, S. C, for troops 
from North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida 
and Porto Rico. 

Camp Lewis, American Lake, Wash., for 
troops from Washington, Oregon, California, 
Montana, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, and 

Camp Sherman, Chillicothe, Ohio, for troops 
from Ohio and Pennsylvania. 

Camp Taylor, Louisville, Ky., for troops from 
Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois. 

Camp Custer, Battle Creek, Mich., for troops 
from Michigan and Wisconsin. 

Camp Grant, Rockford, 111., for troops from 
Wisconsin and Illinois. 

Camp Pike, Little Rock, Ark., for troops from 
Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. 

Camp Dodge, Des Moines, la., for troops from 
Minnesota, Iowa North Dakota and Illinois. 

Camp Funston, Fort Riley, Kansas, for troops 
from Kansas, Missouri, Colorado, Arizona, New 
Mexico, South Dakota and Nebraska. 

Camp Travis, Fort Sam Houston, Tex., for 
troops from Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and 

Camp Sam Travis, San Antonio, Tex., for 
troops from Texas and Oklahoma. 


Now that Uncle Sam has the young men of 
the country in training for military service, he 
finds that he needs 10,000 stenographers and 
typewriters, for the departments at Washington. 
The Civil Service Commission has notified all of 
its 3,000 boards of examiners that they should 
put forth their best efforts to secure these ur- 
gently needed workers. The commission states 
that arrangements will be made to have an ex- 
amination held at any accessible place where 
a small class of applicants can be secured. The 
entrance salaries range from $1,000 to $1,200 a 
year. Full information may be secured from the 
secretary of the board of civil service examiners 
at the postoffice in your city. 

mitt ttje jFacultp 

Professor Woodruff was in Boston last week. 

Professor Ham and Dean Sills attended the an- 
nual meeting of the Association of New Fngland 
Colleges, held at Hartford, Conn., last week. The 
association is made up of the various college 
presidents of New England and a number from 
each college faculty. The purpose of the meet- 



ing is to discuss administrative methods. 

Professor Nixon's article, "Over The Top," 
was published in the Methodist Review, October- 
November number. Professor Nixon gave this 
article at chapel vespers the latter part of last 

Dr. Leon S. Lippincott, formerly instructor 
in the Medical School but now in the Medical 
Department of the army, has been ordered to a 
military camp in Georgia. He has just complet- 
ed a course of special medical work in New 

Mrs. William DeWitt Hyde is changing her 
residence to s§ Federal street. 

f>n tt)e Campus 

Tag football was much in vogue on the campus 

The Hubbard grandstand is being enclosed for 
the winter. 

The Chapel roof has recently received a new 
coat of paint. 

Blake 'iS is acting as instructor in French and 
Spanish at the Abbott School, Farmington, for a 
few weeks. 

A handsome desk, after the style of a bank 
desk, has recently replaced the old one in the 
treasurer's office. 

Crockett '20 has the honor of being the first 
infirmary patient, as a result of his injuries re- 
ceived in the Maine game. 

The Sophomore and Freshman football squads 
are getting whipped into shape for their annual 
game which comes next Saturday. 

There will be an opportunity to make up gym- 
nasium conditions and incompletes on each week 
day from 4.30 to 5.30 until further notice. 

The '68 Prize Speaking will be held on Decem- 
ber 20 this year because some of the men may be 
appointed to Plattsburg before the usual time for 
the contest. 

Brunswick High School defeatd Morse High 
School of Bath, on Whittier Field Saturday, by 
a score of 20 to 13. A number of the students 
witnessed the contest. 

The college has received from Rear Admiral 
Jc-hn R. Edwards an interesting gift of fossils 
and minerals, which were collected over thirty 
yea.'s ago in Japan. This gift comes in the name 
of John R. Edwards, Jr., a member of the Senior 
class, who has been in the ambulance service in 
France for the last six months, but is now in the 
aviation department. 

At the first review of classes last week 16 
major and 33 minor warnings were issued to the 

new men as compared with 15 major and 42 
minor warnings last year. 

The Freshmen physical examinations are prac- 
tically over. As in previous years, no man in 
college can enter any winter athletics without 
having had a physical examination. 

Potter '20 and York '20 have enlisted in the 
aviation department of the regular army, and 
left Brunswick last Thursday for Camp Slocum, 
New York, whence they wilt go to Texas. 

Warnings will be out for the whole student 
body before Thanksgiving recess. Freshmen 
have a chance to remove those already received, 
upper classmen a chance to avoid receiving any. 

Colby girls will now have a chance to earn the 
Colby "C." Hitherto, the girls who played bas- 
ketball were awarded numerals, but now every 
girl who walks 100 miles or more during the 
school year will be presented with a "C." 

Bates College has added a new department of 
forestry to the curriculum this fall. This was 
made possible through the gift of a large amour.,, 
of money together with access to 14,000 acres of 
timberlands in various parts of the State. 

The military department at Maine has 382 
students enrolled this fall. Along a somewhat 
similar line, is the navigation course which is 
planned for the especial benefit of the students on 
furlough from the navy or coast patrol. 

The Faculty has voted that students taking the 
course of instruction to be started this week for 
the members of the Naval Reserve Coast Patrol 
shall receive the same credit for their work as do 
students taking the work of the Reserve Officers' 
Training Corps. 

A study of the major warnings given from 
1907 to 1913, show that there were 133 given to 
Freshmen at the first review of classes. Of the 
men receiving these warnings, only 62 graduated, 
71 leaving college without a degree, most of them 
during their first year. 

Military drill is being carried on at Columbia 
in the evening for a part of the corps. Eight 
powerful searchlights are mounted on the roofs 
of the buildings' adjacent to the football field, 
which is serving as the drill ground, 'and the com- 
panies are progressing fully as well as those in 
the afternoon section. 

The Benjamin Apthorp Gould Fuller Lecture 
on social hygiene was given last Thursday in 
Adams Hall in place of the usual weekly lecture 
for Freshmen. The students, upper classmen as 
well as Freshmen, had the exceptional privilege 
of hearing Dr. Edward H. Nichols of Boston, 
who gives a similar lecture to the Freshman 
classes at Harvard. 



The Boston Sunday American published a pho- 
tograph of the 21st Co., Coast Artillery, in last 
Sunday's issue. This company, which is now sta- 
tioned "Somewhere in Massachusetts," was for- 
merly the 10th Co. of Brunswick, having been 
renamed when it was called into the Federal 
service last summer. Bowdoin men in the picture 
are: Captain J. A. Slocum '13, Second Lieuten- 
and George C. Kern '12, Sergeants E. C. Moran, 
Jr. '17, W. P. Nute '17, and W. E. Walker '18, 
Corporals F. T. Garland '14, J. D. Glidden '17, 
and G. Farmer '18, Privates A. J. Boratis '19 
and L. S. Gorham '19. 



Trials for Freshman-Sophomore debate. 


Major Ian Hay Beith lectures in Town Hall un- 
der the auspices of the Saturday Club. 
Saturday, Nov. 17 
New England Cross Country Meet, Boston, 

Sophomore-Freshman football game on the 


10.45 A - M - Rev. Alexander Mann, College 
Preacher, at the Church on the Hill. 

5.00 p. m. Rev. Alexander Mann at Chapel Ves- 


Anne Talbot Cole Lectures by Miss Agnes Rep- 
plier of Philadelphia. 


12.30 p. m. Thanksgiving recess commences. 
Monday, Dec. 3 
8.20 a. m. Thanksgiving Recess ends. 

Tuesday, Dec. ii 
Sophomore-Freshman Debate. 



The Kappa Chapter of Psi Upsilon records 
with regret the death of one of its younger alum- 
ni, Thomas Herbert Blake of the Class of 1902. 
In expressing our own personal sorrow, we ex- 
tend our deepest sympathy to those other persons 
to whom he was dear. 

Oscar Lawrence Hamlin, 
Gordon Sweat Hargraves, 
Louis Burton Dennett. 

alumni Jftotes 

'55 — Hon. William LeBaron Putnam, LL.D., 
judge of the United States Circuit Court in the 
district of Maine, New Hampshire, Massachu- 

setts and Rhode Island, has resigned his post be- 
cause of ill health. 

Judge Putnam has long been one of the leaders 
of the American bar. President Cleveland seri- 
ously considered appointing him to the Supreme 

Judge Putnam practiced law in Portland for 
34 years, was Mayor of Portland in 1869, and 
twice declined appointment to the Supreme Ju- 
dicial Court of Maine. In 1887 President Cleve- 
land appointed him commissioner to negotiate 
with Great Britain in settlement of the rights of 
American fishermen in Canadian waters. Judge 
Putnam was also commissioner under the treaty 
of February 28, 1896, between the United States 
and England. 

He was the Democratic candidate for Governor 
of Maine in 1888, and was appointed to the 
United States Circuit Court in May, 1892. 

Judge Putnam, as it was stated in a recent 
issue of the Orient, is succeeded by Hon. 
Charles Fletcher Johnson, LL.D., of the Class of 

'61 — Judge George B. Kenniston of Boothbay 
Harbor, died at his home Wednesday morning. 
Oct. 10. Although in failing health for some time, 
he succeeded in attending the college commence- 
ment last June. When his class graduated, he 
had already volunteered in the northern army, 
but was taken prisoner at Bull Run. On gradua- 
tion day, the judge was on bread and water in 
Libby Prison. Later he returned to the army 
in an exchange of prisoners. Judge Kenniston 
fought long and honorably in the Civil War. He 
was lieutenant in the Fifth Maine Volunteers 
from May 1861 to 1863. 

He began the practice of law in 1876, and was 
Judge of Probate of Lincoln County, 1892 to 
1900. For several years he was superintendent 
of schools in Boothbay Harbor. At that place he 
was prominent as a promoter of summer colony 
interests. This distinguished Bowdoin graduate 
helped to educate many young men of promise at 
this institution. His son, William B., graduated 
from Bowdoin in '92, and another son, who en- 
tered in the Class of '02, was drowned on the 
steamer Portland which foundered off Cape Cod 

The following tribute to Judge Kenniston w^ 
received recently : — 

"The most loving and lovable of our cl. is " 
mates; a minute man for every gathering o! t,le 
Class of 1861 ; the first of our number to \> lun ~ 
teer in the War for the Union, almost fefc ' ast 
of our 'veterans.' 

""Passing his entire life in his native '• ivn " e 
won and held there the station of a lea' 1 ? an " 



honored citizen, full of good works, an inspira- 
tion as well as a friend to all who knew him." 
Edward Stanwood, Class Secretary. 

'70 — At a meeting held in New York on Oc- 
tober 5, Hon. D. S. Alexander of Buffalo was 
elected president of the New York State Histor- 
ical Association. This society has charge of 
several historic reservations and is actively en- 
gaged in original research work. Its annual 
meetings are held in different localities in the 
State, those in 1915 and 1916 being at West 
Point and Cooperstown. Next year it meets at 

'77 — Miss Marie Ahnighito Peary, only daugh- 
ter of Rear Admiral Robert E. Peary, U.S.N., 
was united in marriage to Capt. Edward Staf- 
ford, Coast Artillery, U.S.A., at the St. John's 
Church, Boston, Saturday afternoon, October 6. 

M.-'8i — Dr. Walter E. Fernald, Superintendent 
of the Massachusetts School for the Feeble- 
minded, will, together with Gov. Milliken, pre- 
sent the problem of the feeble-minded to the 
State Conference of Charities and Corrections, 
at Waterville on October 23. 

Dr. Fernald is one of the highest authorities 
in the world on feeble-mindedness, and his treat- 
ment of the patients at the Waverley School 
has earned for him an international reputation. 

'98— Thomas L. Marble of Berlin, N. H, was 
on September 28, named by Gov. Keyes as a jus- 
tice of the Superior Court of New Hampshire. 
Judge Marble is a graduate of the Harvard Law 
School. He has written and published 13 plays 
and a textbook on the drama as outside work. 

'99 — Albert M. Rollins died in Brockton, Mass. 
on September 13, at the age of 42. For the past 
ten years he has practiced law in Brockton. He 
taught for a number of years before practicing 
his profession. 

'02 — Thomas H. Blake died in San Francisco, 
September 27. He was 39 years of age. It is 
believed that death came suddenly for no reports 
had been received of his illness. 

Mr. Blake was a Bangor man, having gone to 
California in June, 1916, being employed by a 
large concrete construction firm. 

'03 — Herbert E. Thompson has been appointed 
director of the State Diagnostic Laboratories at 

'12 — Francis E. Harrington, since 1915 principal 
of the Lisbon Falls High School, has resigned to 
accept a district state school superintendency in 
Connecticut. Besides teaching at Lisbon Falls, 
Mr. Harrington has also taught at Rockland 
Hi?h and Edward Little High of Auburn. He 

married Miss Rose M. Davis of Rockland in 1913. 

'12 — The marriage on August 20, of Edith, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Albert Hamblin 
of Augusta, and Dr. Frank A. Smith of Au- 
gusta, was recently announced. Their marriage 
is the happy culmination of a romance that be- 
gan in France some time ago when both bride 
and groom were working - for the American Hos- 
pital Service. Miss Hamblin was a nurse, and 
Dr. Smith, a physician. Their work threw 
them together and the romance is the result. Dr. 
and Mrs. Smith are returning to the battle lines 
to continue their work together. 

'12 — Dr. George A. Tibbetts is in France as a 
member of the medical department of the 101st 
U. S. Infantry. He has been commissioned First 

On August 26, Lieutenant Tibbetts married 
Miss Mabel Hughes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Herbert A. Hugrhes of Brunswick. 

'12 — Mrs. James Crosby of New York, formerly 
of Bangor, announces the marriage of her daugh- 
ter, Priscilla S. Crosby, to Lieut. Allan Wood- 
cock of Bangor. The marriage took place in 
New York, Thursday, October 11. Lieut. Wood- 
cock is a graduate of the Bowdoin Medical 
School, Class of 191 5. He recently received his 
commission as Lieutenant in the Medical Corps. 

'13. — Dr. Herbert M. Howes and Miss Janie H. 
Mountfort of Topsham were married on June 2. 

'13 — Fred D. Wish, Jr., is teaching history in 
the Hartford (Conn.) Public High School. 

Ex-'i3 — -The announcement has been received 
of the marriage of Miss Helen Mills, daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Copeland of Thomaston, 
Maine, and Mr. James Alexander Creighton of 
Steelton, Pa. 

Ex-'i3 — W. E. Montgomery is located in Hart- 
ford, Conn., with the Automatic Sprinkler Com- 
pany of America. 

'14 — Paul E. Donahue was admitted to prac- 
tice at the Maine bar on October 10 on the mo- 
tion of his brother, Judge Donahue of the Cum- 
berland County Probate Court. Mr. Donahue 
studied law at Harvard and at the University of 
Maine, from which he graduated in June. 

'16 — Donald P. George has recently taken an 
agency with the Northwestern Mutual Life In- 
surance Company in Rockland. Since graduation 
he has been working for the Rockland Opinion, 
published by Ensign Otis '07. 

'17 — The engagement is announced of Miss 
Ruth Morrill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carroll 
W. Morrill of Portland, and Carl K. Ross. 




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Six vacancies in the Board of Overseers were 
filled at Commencement last June, three by 
the Alumni, and three by the Board itself. The 
new members are as follows : 

Rear Admiral Robert Edwin Peary, C. E., Sc. 
D., LL.D., Washington, D. C, of the Class of 

Harvey Dow Gibson, A. B., New York City, 
of the Class of 1902. 

Philip Dana A.B., Westbrook, Maine, of the 
Class 1 of 1896. 

Clinton Lewis Baxter, A.B., Portland, Maine, 
of the Class of 1881. 

Edward Page Mitchell, Litt.D., New York 
City, of the Class of 1871. 

John Anderson Waterman, A.M., Gorham, 
Maine, of the Class of 1884. 

The following were elected to membership in 
the Alumni Council : 

Alfred Benson White, LL.B., Boston, Mass., 
of irhe Class of 1898. 

Leonard Augustus Pierce, LL.B., Houlton, 
Maine of the Class of 1905. 

Robert Hale, A.B., Portland, Maine, of the 
Glass of 1910. 

George Rowland Walker, LL.B., New York 
City, of the Class of 1902. 


The Bovvdoin Club of Portland had its regular 
monthly meeting, Nov. 15 at the Falmouth. 

Captain Small of the championship football 
team was the principal speaker. 

Ralph O. Brewster '09 told of Bowdoin men 
who are active iim< the foundation of the Third 
Maine Infantry. Eight members of the club 
have enlisted in. one of the Portland companies. 
A committee composed of David W. Snow '73, 
Carl W. Smith '03, and Philip F. Chapman '06, 
was appointed to co-operate in the organization 
of the regiment. 

Those present were George F. Gary '88, Regi- 
nald T. Small '19, Rev. George C. DeMott '94, 
Dwight H. Sayward '16, Prof. William A. Moody 
'82, John A. Waterman '84, Llewellyn Barton 
'84, S. T. B. Jackson '83, Frank H. Haskell '95, 
W. L. Randall '92, Carl W. Smith '03, John F. 

Dana '98, Major C. F. Kendall '98, Ralph O. 
Brewster '09, Starrs Bnigiham '08, Harold Lee 
Berry '01, David W. Snow 'y^, Charles L. Hut- 
chinson '90, Philip G. Clifford '03, Arthur Chap- 
man '94, Philip L. Card '15, Harrison C. Chap- 
man '10, John J. Devine '11, Leon V. Walker 
'03, Franz U. Burkett '11, Robert K. Eaton '05, 
of Brunswick, J. Arthur Clark '05, and Carl O. 
Warren '12. 

The next meeting of the club will be Thursday, 
Dec. 20, at the Falmouth hotel. 


Last Wednesday afternoon Lieutenant C. F. 
Snow, U.S.N., of Rockland, was at the College 
for the purpose of starting the instruction of Na- 
val Reserve members here. The course is to 
meet once a week, on Wednesday afternoon from 
two to five, under the supervision of Professor 

The company was divided up into squads and 
the men will start at once on signal work. Lieu- 
tenant Snow plans to give instruction in naviga- 
tion, ordnance and other important brandies 1 of 
the naval service as the advancement of the men 

There were about twenty men at the first meet- 
ing, all being Naval Reservists, but it is planned 
to admit a few others to the course if any de- 
sire to enroll. 


Last Saturday afternoon on Whittier Field the 
Freshmen won the annual inter-class football 
game, 19 to 14. Both teams played a fast, snap- 
better. For the winners, Bingham and Thomp- 
son were the greatest groundgainers. Young at 
end and Rhodes at tackle, also should receive a 
great deal of credit. For the Sophomores, Hag- 
gerty, Mansfield, and Richan carried the ball most 
effectively. The whole Sophomore team with 
Cook at quarter, appeared stronger in the last 
half than in the first two periods. 

In the first quarter the Sophomores had a bit 
of advantage, but the Freshman line held and 
kept the ball near the middle of the field. In the 
second period and the first of the third, the win- 
ning eleven piled up its scores. In the second 



period, Thompson intercepted a forward pass and 
ran it back 55 yards for the first touchdown of 
the game. Later he and Bingham both got across 
by consistent line plunges. Then the Sophomores 
staged a "come back." Richan, gathering up a 
fumble on' the Freshmen's 20-yard line, carried 
the ball ■through a scattered field for a touch- 
down. The second year men 1 soon rushed the 
ball to the Freshmen's one-yard line, and pushed 
the ball across the line for the last touchdown. 
The whistle blew for the end of the game with 
the score: Freshmen 19, Sophomores 14. 
py game and it is hard to say which was the 
The Line-up : 


Young, Alden, Young le. . .re, Cook, Montgomery 

Wakefield, It rt, Guptill, Lombard 

White, Keene, lg rg, P. W. Smith 

Dudgeon, c c, Ellms, Grossman, Higgins 

Atwood, rg lg, Sturgis 

Rhodes, rt 

It, Higgins, Jones, Montgomery, Jones 

Stanley, re le, Moses 

French, Flynn, French qb qb, Richan, Cook 

Bingham, lhb rhb, Mansfield, Guptill 

Larrabee, Nixon, rhb lhb, Haggerty 

Thompson, fb 

fb, Bartlett, Jones', Bartlett, Jones, Richan 
Score: Freshmen' 19, Sophomores 14. Touch- 
downs, Bingham, Thompson 2, Cook, Richaiii. 
Goals from touchdowns, Thompson, Richan 2. 
Umpire, Stewart '18. Referee, Small '19. Head 
linesman, Smethurst '19. Time, two- 10 and two 
12 minute periods. 


The annual New England 'intercollegiate cross 
country race at Boston last Saturday was won by 
the team from Massachusetts Institute of Tech- 
nology, with Bowdoin in second place, although 
Goodwin of the White finished first, taking the 
lead when the course had been half covered, and 
crossing the line two minutes ahead of Halfacre 
of M. I. T. who was second. M. I. T. scored 32 
points, Bowdoin 40, Williams 66 and Tufts 105. 
Only four men finished for Boston College, not 
enough to give that college a standing in the con- 
test. The Bowdoin men finished in the following 
positions: Goodwin, first; Captain Cleaves, third; 
Blamchard, seventh ; Wyman, eighth, and War- 
ren, twenty j first. 

infantry and cavalry, respectively, as the re- 
sult of the civilian examinations for commiss- 
sions last summer. Lieut. Noyes is' now at 
Plattsburg, having been appointed to the second 
camp, and at the close of the training course will 
spend a short leave of absence at his home in 
Topsham before being assigned to active duty. 

While in college, Lieut. Noyes was prominent 
in athletics until debarred by injuries, and was 
a member of the Orient board. Upon the es- 
tablishment of the Bowdoin Unit, R. O. T. C, 
last spring, he enrolled in the intensive course. 
Failing to be appointed to the first Plattsburg 
camp, he continued his work in military training 
at the college and took the civilians' examina- 
tions' for a lieutenancy in July, with the result 
noted above. Lieut. Campbell, who enlisted in 
the 15th Field Artillery last summer, was also 
prominent in athletics while in college. He was 
a football and track man, and was 1 an associate 
editor of the 1917 Bugle. Lieut. Campbell, like 
his class-mate, joined the intensive course in the 
Bowdoin R. O. T. C. 


The College was fortunate in securing the Rev. 
Alexander Mann, D.D., rector of Trinity Church, 
Boston, as the second college preacher this year. 
He emphasized the fact that we are living in re- 
markable times' of confusion and changse in 
which a faith in God and in the finer qualities of 
life are absolutely essential to a steady life. 
Without these qualities a man is liable to be 
swept away. He pointed out that, although at 
times all looks gloomy, still there are people in 
the world that keep the higher qualities of life 
alive. For those that are soon to enter the world 
of confusion he urged a steady, consistent life of 

Dr. Mann also spoke at the morning service 
of the Church on the Hill. 

Rev. Mann obtained his A.B. degree from 
Hobart College, and graduated from the Gen- 
eral Theological Seminary in 1886. For a time 
he was assistant pastor of St. James 1 ' Church, 
Buffalo. Later he held an important pastorate 
at Grace Church, Orange, New Jersey. Since 
1905 he has been rector of Trinity Church, Bos- 

Word was received last week that Boniface 
Campbell '17 and Frank E. Noyes '17 had been 
awarded commissions as second liuetenants of 


During the past week, the college has taken 
an active part in the national drive for $35,000,- 
000 by the Y. M. C. A. for the Red Triangle 
War Work. With the college campaign, which 
totalled $4,300, over, attention was turned to the 



Brunswick campaign and to the work among the 
boys in the State. Many college men assisted 
in the canvassing of the town, Professor Files 
and Professor Burnett being two of the team 
leaders. The Brunswick campaign resulted in 
nearly $5,000. 

Professor Nixon and MacCormick '18 spoke 
at the University of Maine and at the Maine 
Central Institute. Among the other outside 
speakers during ithe week were Ooburn '19 at 
Gray, Paul '19 at Westbrook, Warren '18 at Gor- 
!ham, Albion '18 at South Portland High, Buker 
'21 at Thornton Academy, Wood '20 and Buker 
'21 at Portland churches, Albion '18 and Paul '19 
at Brunswick High, and Paul '19 and Taylor '20 
at Morse High. There were good responses in 
many of the towns. In Brunswick High alone 
with the assistance of Principal George R. Gard- 
ner '01, $750 was raised, 75 students agreeing to 
earn ten dollars each. 


At a meeting of the baseball managers of the 
four Maine (colleges, iheld in Waterville last 
week, tbe following schedule was adopted for 
the championship series: 

Friday, April 19 — Maine at Waterville (Exhi- 
bition). Bowdoin at Lewiston (Exhibition). 

Saturday, April 2j. — Maine at Lewiston. 

Saturday, May 4 — Maine at Brunswick. Colby 
at Lewiston. 

Wednesday, May 8 — Colby at Brunswick. 

Saturday, May 11 — Bates at Orono. 

Saturday, May 18 — Bowdoim at Waterville. 

Saturday, May 25 — Bowdoin at Orono. Bates 
at Waterville. 

Thursday, May 30 — Bowdoin art Lewiston. 
Maine at Waterville. 

Friday, May 31 — Bates at Brunswick (Ivv 

Thursday, June 13 — Colby at Orono. 


The men who qualified with the 'highest grades 
in the recent examination for Freshman library 
assistants, are Russell M. MeGown and Robert 
B. Morse, who will begin their work at once. 


Due to the fact that a number of applications 
for enrollment in the corps 'have been received, 
it has been 1 decided to form another company if 
enough rnen can be obtained. Up to the present 
time only about a dozen men have signed up, 
and many more are needed if the company is to 
be formed. Men wishing to enter the course now 

may sign up at the Dean's 1 office. 

Extended order drill was tried for tlie first 
time last Friday afternoon and proved quite suc- 
cessful. A marked improvement in all the com- 
panies was noticed. All the men in the course 
have been measured for uniforms 1 and the entire 
battalion should be equipped shortly. 

Nearly all the members of the band have 
chosen the military course, and this unit will 
probably be part of the military organization. 
The tentative plans will require each man to 
have all theoretical and one half hour of the 
practical work. The rest of the time will be 
devoted to band work. 

The Bowdoin quota for the next contingent of 
the R. O. T. C. at Plattsburg is six men. All 
graduates and members of the college between 
the ages of 20 years, 9 months and 31 years are 
eligible to rmake application. All such applica- 
tions must be made to Major Duval before De- 
cember I'St. 

According to (the recent law all branches of the 
service, army, navy, and 1 marines, will now be 
trained according to the Infantry Drill Regula- 
tions which the Bowdoin battalion uses in its 

Bronze buttons, engraved with the college seal 
which are to be inserted in the collars of the 
military uniforms, may be obtained at the treas- 
urer's office in Massachusetts Hall. It is ex- 
pected that every man taking the prescribed 
military course will secure them. 


Davis, D. J. Bacteriology and the war. Scien- 
tific Monthly, November, p. 385-99. 

Kellogg, Vernon. Patriotism and food. At- 
lantic Monthly, November, p. 577-88. 

McMurtries, D. C Crutches into plowshares . . 
the reconstruction of Canadian zvar cripples. 
Survey, November 3, p. 105-10. 

Mobilising our industries for war, N. Y. T. 
Current History, November, p. 223-39. 

My first six months with the colors. Inde- 
pendent, November 3, p. 216-7, 2 47- 

The Socialist parties of Russia: What the va- 
rious factions stand for, N. Y. T. Current His- 
tory, November, p. 265-7. 

Thwing, C. F. Public opinion in the U. S. in the 
last three years. Hibbert Journal, October, p. 

Wilcox, E. H. Kercnsky and the Revolution. 
Atlantic Monthly, November, p. 693-703. 

Willoughby, W. W. The Prussian theory of 
Monarchy. Am. Political Science Reviezv, No- 
vember, p. 621-37. — Wcllesley News. 




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Vol. XLV1I. NOV. 20, 191 7 No. 20 

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

War Degrees 

At a recent meeting of the college presidents 
of New England, one of the principal topics 1 of 
discussion was: the granting of degrees to- men 
who had left during their college course for mil- 
itary service. While there was a feeling that 
such patriotism should be recognized and re- 
warded by the college, there was strong oppo- 
sition, headed by President Lowell of Harvard, 
to lowering the academic standard of the degree 
of Bachelor of Arte' or Bachelor of Science. 

President Lowell said that a university would 
not grant the degree of Doctor of Philosophy to 
any who had not actually fulfilled the require- 

ments, for the Ph.D. represents definite scholastic 
attainment. So, 'he claimed 1 , it should be with the 
A.B. The matter has been left to the discretion 
O'f the individual colleges. There will be a dis- 
tinction made between the social and the academic 
A.B. probably, and the men who have left col- 
lege early may receive their sheepskins, "causa 
honoris." The possessor of such a degree would 
socially be a college graduate, but such an A.B. 
would probably not be accepted as a straight A.B. 
for graduate work. The degree of B.M.S. or 
Bachelor of Military Science has been discussed 
at some institutions. The regular A.B. degree 
has always indicated a certain amount of work, 
and although it was granted quite freely at the 
time of the Civil War, its value must not be low- 
ered, and recognition of the student's patriotism 
can be indicated by the qualifying words "causa 
honoris" or the like. 

To the Alumni 

During the past two weeks, several communi- 
cations' have been received from graduates criti- 
cising the lack of alumni news in these columns. 
The omission has* been due, not to a Jack of the 
alumni news, but to a superabundant amount of 
college news. We realize now that, like inconsid- 
erate children, we have been more interested 
with our own little concerns than with the splen- 
did work which is being done by the alumni, and 
which is all contributing to the fame of Bowdoin. 
Of course there are certain phases' of campus 
activity which deserve generous space in this 
paper, but there are others of lesser importance 
which can well give way tio news of the grad- 
uates, interesting to usi as well' as to them. Here- 
after we promise the alumni a minimum of a 
column' each week, and there have been such 
notable deeds performed by some, that the news 
may not be confined to this one column. 

A Military Club 

It is not a social organization for the officers or 
men of the R.O.T.C. which we propose under this 
title. It might better be called a class:. There are 
a few who have desired to study into general 
military tactics, as set forth by Von der Goltz, 
and others, The work proposed will consist of 
actual research and the applying of the principles 
to present situations. For instance, past cam- 
paigns in northern' Italy might be studied in con- 
nection with the present campaign, where the 
fighting has changed from the trench stage to 
more picturesque open campaigning. A few have 
'1 ready .expressed the desire for such a club, to 
meet once a week and with about an hour's out- 



side preparation. It will demand a little work 
from each member, but the results will more tlhan 
repay the time. Some faculty members as well 
as the Students, have suggested 1 the club, and 
those interested will have an. opportunity to meet 
Friday evening. 

Informal Dancing 

The most effective compromise between war- 
time economy and the inherent love of dancing 
seems to be /the informal hop. There have been 
three on Che campus already this fall, and not 
until this week do the formal dances commence. 
Informal dances are rather an innovation at Bow- 
(!oin, though Amiherst has conducted them for 
sometime. To be sure, there is not the pictur- 
esqueness of the full dress and the evening gown, 
and the nature of the dance tends to put an em- 
bargo upon importation's from Massachusetts and 
beyond. Yet in the county of Cumberland, and 
some would add Sagadahoc, there should be am- 
ple opportunity to secure first rate dancers. In 
Mition to the Union dances, informal frater- 
nity hops can well be inaugurated, lasting from 
four in the afternoon until ten in the evening. 
The substitution of the Victrola for orchestra 
music surely would not be a hardship equivalent 
to some of our war substitutions, and would 
make several informal dances possible in the 
place of one formal. If plans are made for 
Christmas dances, those fraternities which are 
dancing in dress suits this week would do well 
to make the change. Economy does not require 
that we cut out the fun of dancing, but merely the 
unnecessary expense. 


The following men are actively engaged in the 
Y.M.C.A. War Fund Campaign in Portland: — 

Philip F. Chapman '06, chairman of the com- 
mittee, Philip Dana '96, George C. Wheeler '01, 
■ C. Edward Files '08, Franklin 1 C. Payson '76, Ly- 
man A. Cousens '06, Wm. W. Thomas '94, and 
Chas. H. Payson, 'honorary '14. 

At Thursday's meeting of the committee Ex- 
Gov. William T. Cobb '77 was the principal 


Money for the purchase of materials is ur- 
gently needed by the Brunswick Chapter of the 
Red Cross* so that it may continue its excellent 
work. There will be am opportunity to assist 
this worthy cause by attending am entertainment 
in the Town Hall this evening at eight o'clock. 
There will be tables to accommodate those who 

wish to play cards, and the college orchestra and 
Glee Club have generously offered their ser- 
vices. Light refreshments will be served and 
dancing will follow later in the evening. The 
tickets are fixed at the extremely low price of 
thirty-five cents to encourage a large attendance. 
Among the patronesses are Mrs. George T. Files, 
Mrs. George T. Little, Mrs. Roscoe J. Ham, Mrs. 
Henry Johnson, Mrs. William A. Moody and 
Mrs. Edward H. Wass. 


Following are the present occupations and lo- 
cations, as correct as< is possible under changing 
war conditions, of the members of the Class of 

Achorn, 1st lieutenant, Fort Leavenworth, 
Kansas ; Allen, supply sergeant, 2nd Plattsburg 
camp ; Baboock, with Hercules Powder Co. ; B. 
W. Bartlett, West Point Military Academy ; F. O. 
Bartlett, principal, Topsham High School ; Big- 
gers, with American Book Co.; Bingham, 1st 
lieutenant, U. S. Expenditionary Forces; Blanch- 
ard, 2nd lieutenant, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas ; 
Bond, 2nd Plattsburg camp ; Bowdoin, teaching, 
Oak Grove Seminary; Bradford, Aviation Corps 
in France ; Burleigh, Quartermaster's Dept, U. 
S.A.; Campbell, 2nd lieut, U.S.A.; Chap- 
man, coaching football at Manlius School, pend- 
ing appointment to national service ; P. H. Cobb, 
Harvard Graduate School ; R. H. Cobb, 2nd 
Plattsburg camp; Corbett, business; Cormack, 
Aviation Corps; Crane, Aviation Corps'; Crosby, 
ensign on flagship, "Aztec," U.S.N.R.F. ; Davis. 
Quartermaster's Dept., Ayer, Mass., Davison, 
first lieutenant, U. S. 'Signal Corps ; Dow, teach- 
ing ; Fenning, 2nd Plattsburg camp ; Fillmore, 
1st Maine Heavy Artillery; Flynt, advertising 
manager, Kennebec Journal, Augusta; Fobes, 
paint business ; Fuller, head of modem language 
department, Hebron Academy; Gillespie, busi- 
ness ; Glidden, supply corporal, 21st Co., C.A.C., 
Watertown, Mass. ; Greeley, Ambulance Corps, 
France ; Gregory, with Hercules Powder Co. ; 
Harrison, business; Hone, teaching, Lisbon 
Falls Hi°-h School; Humphrey, graduate stu- 
dent, Lehigh University; Jacob, with National 
City Bank, Petrograd, Russia ; Kent, Coast Pa- 
trol; King, with B. F. Goodrich Rubber Co., Ak- 
ron, Ohio ; Knapp, business, Wilton ; Kuebler, 
business; Lane, Reserve Officers' Training Camp, 
Des Moines, Iowa; Little, Radio Service; Love- 
joy, with Guarantee Trust Co., New York City; 
McConaughy, with the Army Y.M.C.A.; Mcln- 
tire, teaching, Greeley Institute, Cumberland 
Center; Maguire, banking, Boston, Mass.; Mar- 


aton, with Goodyear Tiire and Rubber Co., Ak- 
ron, Ohio; Miller, teaching; Moran, sergeant, 
21st Co., C.A.C., Watertown, Mass.; Noyes, 2nd 
lieut.,U.S.A. ; Nute, sergeant, 21st Co., C. A.C., 
Watertown, Mass. ; Oliver, 2nd Plattsburg Camp ; 
Owen, Ambulance Corps, Allentown, Pa. ; Pea- 
cock, Ambulance Corps, Allentown, Pa. ; Phil- 
brick, 1st lieutenant, U. S. Expeditionary Forces; 
Phillips, 2nd Plattsburg Camp; Piedra, banking, 
New York City; Pierce, with Hyde Windlass 
Co., Bath ; Pike, aviation camp, Squantum, 
Mass. ; Preston, Coast Patrol ; Ramsdell, teach- 
ing, Deering High School, Portland ; Rickard, 
2nd Plattsburg Camp ; Ross, business ; Sampson, 
teaching, Biiddeford High School ; Scott, teach- 
ing, Pepperell (Mass.) High School; Seward, 
with Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Akron, 
Ohio; Shumway, 1st lieutenant, U. S. Expedi- 
tionary Forces; Spaulding, chemistry; Stone, 2nd 
Plattsburg camp ; Stride, business ; Sutcliffe, An- 
napolis Naval Academy; Swift, 2nd lieutenant, 
Ayer, Mass.; True, Ambulance Corps in France; 
Thayer, Bowdoin Medical School ; Tuttle, Har- 
vard Law School; Webber, Bowdoin Medical 
School; White, 2nd lieutenant, Ayer, Mass.; 
Wight, Bowdoin Medical School, Willley, 2nd 
Plattsburg camp; Young^U. S. Medical Corps. 


For the year 1917-1918, the following student 
assistants have been chosen; Latin, B. W. Thom- 
as '18; German, Norton '18, Rounds '18 and Rich- 
ards '20; French, Grover '19; Government, 
Foulke '19; Chemistry, Jones '18, Johnson '19 
and Knight '19; Biology, Wyman '18; Psychol- 
ogy, O. L. Hamlin '18. 


On last Wednesday evening in the Town Hall 
a large audience listened to one of the most in- 
teresting lectures on the war situation by a man 
who knows. Major Ian Hay Beith, under the 
auspices of the Saturday Club, gave a vivid pic- 
ture of conditions and life "over there". Major 
Beith has just come to America after a summer 
spent on the western front. His leoture told of 
the battle of the Somme, the battle of the Aisne, 
and the recent British drive in Belgium near 
Ypres. A number of excellent slides, some loaned 
' v the British Government and some made from 
pictures taken by himself, added greatly to the 
clearness of his descriptions. 

Major Beith kindly agreed to speak at Chapel 
on Thursday morning. The announcement that 
he would speak led to the presence of a larger 
number of students than on any morning since 

college opened. He held the undivided attention 
of the students while he briefly outlined the situ- 
ation on the western front and wished the best 
of success and Godspeed to those who would 
soon leave college to join in the fight for the 
cause of the Allies. 

Major Beith is well known all over the world 
by his pen name "Ian Hay." His story of the 
training of Kitchener's army, "The First Hun- 
dred Thousand," is one of the greatest books of 
the war. Other noted books of his are "Getting 
Together", and "All in It." 


Teams from the Sophomore and Freshman 
classes have been chosen to participate in the 
annual interclass debate which will .be held on 
Tuesday evening, Dec. nth. The Sophomore 
team will be^ composed of Gordon., Moore and 
Taylor. The Freshmen will be represented by 
Helson, Morse and Young while Nixon will serve 
as alternate. The question on which the debate 
will be held is : Resolved, That the belligerent 
nations should hold a peace conference in accord- 
ance with the plan suggested by Dr. Charles W. 
Eliot. The choice of sides in the question was 
left with the Freshman team, which will uphold 
the negative. Coburn '19 will coach the Sopho- 
mores, and the first year men will be tutored by 
Poulke '19. 



Alpha Delta Phi: 1919 — Morrison; 1920 — Gor- 
don, Lovejoy, McWilliams, Moore, Sturgis; 1921 
— Daggett, Farnham, Heeney, Leydon, Lovell, 

Psi LTpsilon: 1918 — Freeman, J. P. Hamlin; 
1919 — Angus, Hargraves, Ingraham, Leighton ; 
1920 — Avery, Dennett, Doe, Goodrich, Hanson, 
Leach, Low, Mundiie; 1921 — Boardman, Hough- 
ton, O'Connell, Schoniand, Skelton, Thompson, 

Delta Kappa Epsilon: 1918 — Savage; 1919 — J. 
C. Doherty, Minot ; 1920 — Brown, Guptill, Hous- 
ton; 1921 — B. W. Atwood, Ogden, Ridlon, Stand- 

Theta Delta Chi: 1918 — Albion, Reynolds, 
Stearns; 1919 — Caspar, Lyons, Mitchell; 1920 — 
Adams, Boardman, Cook, Cousins, Crockett, 
Robbins, Rounds, Taylor; 1921 — -Beach, Haines, 
Larrabee, Pendexter, Prout, Rafferty. 

Zeta Psi: 1918 — Norton; 1919 — Foulke, Hol- 
brook, Rollins, Small; 1920 — Haggerty, O. G. 
Hall, P. W. Smith, Zeitler; 1921— Bingham, 
Crowell, Jackson, Tobey, Woodward. 


'8 5 

Delta Upsilon: 1918 — MacCormick, Simonton, 

B. W. Thomas; 1919 — Coburn, Hutchinson, 
Lang-, Paul; 1920 — L. W. Clark, Crossman, A. 
W. Hall, Mason, Wood; 1921 — Blodgett, Buker, 

C. Clark, Dudgeon, Holmes, Lyseth, Onnerod, 
A. F. Rodgers, Ryder, Sears, Thalheimer, Nixon, 
Special — Morse. 

Kappa Sigma 1918 — Ridlon, Stetson, Warren; 
1919 — Flynn, Cole; 1920 — Allen, Berry, K. B. 
Coombs, K. C. Coombs, Higgins, L. H. Moses, 
Richan, Whitney; 1921—Cole, Hart, McGown, 
Merriam, Monahon, Stanley, Stetson. 

Beta Theta Pi: 1918 — Matthews, Murch, Pen- 
dleton; 1919 — Grover, Kern, McCarthy, Mc- 
Gorrill. Perkins, Sullivan ; 1920 — Abbott, Elms, 
Jones, Scrimgeour; 1921 — Gibson, Howe, Per- 
kins, St. Clair. 

Beta Chi : 1918 — 'Chase, Blake, Blanehard, De- 
Mott, Palmer, Rounds; 1919 — Simmons, C. E. 
Stevens, R. A. Stevens, Turtle; 1920 — Deniuth, 
Draper, Haddock, Hurrell, Lindner, Maxfield, 
Norwood, Palmer, Taf t, Thebeau ; 1921 — Hone, 
Keene, King, McCrum, Noyes, F. H. Rogers ; 
Special — Constantine. 

Phi Theta Upsilon: 1918 — Bagley; 1919 — Ber- 
ry, Chadbourne, Sawyer, Sylvester; 1920 — Chap- 
man, Dostie, Look, Prosser, Small; 1921 — Ander- 
son, Fenderson. 

Non Fraternity: 1919 — Albert, Avery, Deck- 
er, Leavitt, L. O. Smith; 1920 — Benton, 
Davis, Goodhue, Jordan, Millard, S. A. 
Smith, Sprince, Springer, Tibbetts; 1921 — Alden, 
Claff, Coburne, Howard, Morrell, Pennell, Ro- 
chon, Rosseau; Special — Chin. 


After Dec. 1, all packages sent by parcel post 
upon which the postage amounts 1 to twenty-five 
cents or more will be subject to the War Stamp 

This tax will exact one cent of tax for every 
twenty-five cents 1 in postage stamps placed upon 
the package. The tax must be paid by the sender 
with special internal revenue stamps, which 
when affixed to the package, must be cancelled 
by the sender who will place his initials and the 
date upon them. 


It will be of interest to many readers of this 
paper to know a few facts 1 concerning its his- 
tory. On April 3, 1871, the first issue of "The 
Orient" as it was then called, was published by 
the class of 1872. The name, "The Orient," was 
singular in its origin, being given to the paper 
by Edward P. Mitchell '71, the writer of "Phi 

Chi", and now editor of the New York Sun. 

One clear evening, when the publication was 
coming into existence, Mitchell and Harold 
Wilder, '72 were walking across the campus. The 
question arose between the two, as to a name 
for the new college paper. Mitchell, looking 
skyward, saw Orion bright in the heavens, and 
suggested 'that it be called "The Orion." 

This name on second thought did not sound 
euphonious or suitable, so Mitchell then sug- 
gested "The Orient", the word having a similar 
but more pleasing sound than "Orion," and be- 
ing a significant word in that it signified the east; 
and Bowdoin was the most eastern college in the 
country at that time. The new publication was 
therefore named "The Orient," under which 
name it was published until May 14, 1873, when 
it became "The Bowdoin Orient" as it has 
been called since that time. 

From April 3, 1871, until April 25, 1873, the 
Orient was published by the Junior Class, but 
since that date it has been published by the stu- 
dents of the college. The earlier numbers came 
out every alternate week but stance April 19, 1899, 
it has been published weekly. 

Wearer of the Croix de Guerre 




mitb tfte JFacultp 

Professor Catlin attended the nth annual tax 
conference at Atlamta last week. 

Professor Meserve, now a lieutenant in the 
Sanitary Corps, was on the campus Sunday, re- 
turning- from France where he has been studying 
gas attacks'. 

Dean Sills was at Camp Devens, Ayer, Mass., 
last week Friday, attending "College Day" at the 
camp. Several other New England colleges were 

Major and Mrs. Duval have taken possession 
of the residence of Mrs. Benjamin Greene, for 
the winter. 

Professor Files spoke briefly, to the students 
of Brunswick High School, Wednesday morning, 
in behalf of the Y. M. C. A. War Fund. 

Among the officials of the local chapter of the 
Red Cross are the following members of the 
Faculty: D'ean Sills, chairman; Professor Cram, 
vice-chairman; Professor Burnett, member of 
the executive and finance committees, and Pro- 
fessor Hormell, civilian relief committee. 

Professor Nixon; is local treasurer of the Stu- 
dents' Friendship War Fund. 

Football Men in Line For Commissions 

Dn tfie Campus 

The resurfacing and leveling of the Athletic 
Building floor is nearly completed. 

Six or seven Hebron men have signified theii 
intentions of attending Bowdoin next year. 

The students in Latin 3 have been giving 
classical plays before the class once a week. 

The Delta U. Tag football team continues to 
clean up, a 13 to 3 victory over the Betas being 
their latest accomplishment. 

Goodhue '20 was injured last week while prac- 
ticing for the annual Sophomore-Freshman foot- 
ball game, and has gone home. 

An organization meeting - of the Coast Patrol 
men in the Naval Training course was held in 
the Union Wednesday afternoon. 

On account of the illness of the moving pic- 
ture operator, the pictures at the Cumberland 
have been operated recently by Margulis, Medic, 

Flynn '21 is wearing a bandage this week as 
the result of an injury sustained when he tripped 
and fell down the stairs in South Maine last 

Military drill at Princeton consists of four 
hours of drill per week, in two periods of two 
hours' each, The course which is entirely volun- 
tary, is under command of Major H. H. Sargent, 
U. S. A., retired. 



Owing to lack of interest, it proved necessary 
to call off the initerclass meet, scheduled last 
Wednesday and Thursday. Tihis lack of interest 
is probably due to the other diversions of military 
and 'initerclass 1 football. 

The casualty list for tag football was rather 
heavy last week. Several men were injured, 
one being unable to attend classes for several 
days. There were several minor injuries siich 
as sprains and bruises. 

Enrollment in the Harvard Unit, R. O T. C, 
has reached the total of 578, and an active cam- 
paign with four recruiting teams is being carried 
on in the endeavor to increase the number of 
enlistments by another 200. 

J. L. Scott, ex-'i8, who received his commis- 
sion as second lieutenant in the Coast Artillery 
Corps, U. S. A., last winter, was recently pro- 
moted for the second time within a year. He 
should now be addressed as Captain 1 Scott. 

Members of the Lisbon Falls 1 High School track 
team practiced on Whittier Field Wednesday af- 
ternoon, putting on the finishing touches for the 
triangular meet held at Lisbon Falls with Me- 
chanic Falls High and Leavitt Institute Saturday 

According to the Boston Sunday American, D. 
C. Randall, formerly of the class of 1920, is the 
tallest man «it Camp Devens, being six feet, six 
and one-half inches in height. Randall is a cor- 
poral in the 'headquarters company of the 303rd 
Heavy Artillery. 

The Navy Department has issued strict orders 
to the authorities that whenever a woman is seen 
wearing any part of a naval uniform, hat bands, 
insignia, etc., the offender shall be immed- 
ately taken into custody and taken before the 
nearest naval commander. 

Not to be outdone by the collegians of Colby, 
a number of the Bowdoin students who wish to 
be of service during the present orisis, have vol- 
unteered to work as stevedores in discharging 
coal in Brunswick or Bath, in case of shortage of 
men when needed for that purpose. 



8.00 p. m. Red Cross Benefit in Town Hall. 


8.00 p. m. Annie Talbot Cole lecture by Miss 
Agnes Repplier in Memorial Hall, "The 
Gospel of Amusement." 


Theta Delta Chi dance. 
8.00 p. m. Annie Talbot Cole lecture by Miss 

Agnes Repplier in Memorial Hall, "The 
Courageous Reader." 


Kappa Sigma-Delta Upsikm joint dance. 
Zefca Psi dance. 
Psi Upsilon dance. 


12.30 p. M. Thanksgiving recess commences. 


8.20 A. m. Thanksgiving recess ends. 


Sophomore-Freshman debate. 

alumni Jftotes 

'77 — Former Governor William T. Cobb of 
Rockland gave a stirring warning against Ger- 
many to the Portland War Work Council on No- 
vember 15. He chiefly discussed the duty of the 
older generation in this great war, saying that, 
so far, the young men have made all the sacri- 

M. '78 — Dr. Frank H. Gardner, aged 63, died 
recently at his home in Portland, after a seven 
years' illness. Dr. Gardner practiced in Wash- 
burn and Harpswell before coming to Portland, 
Where he lived for 21 years. He was a member 
O'f the Portland Medical Club and Odd Fellows. 
He leaves a widow and one daughter. 

'01 — George R. Gardner, principal of the 
Brunswick High School, has worked out a plan 
to place the work of the school on a more effi- 
cient basis'. The plan among its features pro- 
vides a five-hour school day divided into four 

'02 — George R. Walker, of New York City, 
has been elected a director and a member of the 
Executive Committee of the New York County 
National Bank. 

'15 — The engagement of Miss Blanche M. 
Smith and James A. Lewis of North Haven is 
announced. Mr. Lewis is now in training for an 
officer's commission at Plattsburg. 

'15 — Philip W. Porritt enlisted in the U. S. 
Army Ambulance Service last June with Section 
582 of the University of Chicago. He is now en- 
camped at Allentown, Pa., and expects to go to 
France in the near future. 

'15 — The engagement is announced of Miss 
Clare Alberta, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles 
T. Ridley of Brunswick, and Frank Stanwood 

'i(5 — Paul K. Niven has received his commis- 
sion as assistant paymaster in the navy, and is 
stationed at the new Naval Aircraft Factory at 
the Philadelphia Navy Yard. 



couldn't do it 

Short — I say, old man, can you lend me $10? 

Longley — Impossible. I've tried to lend you 
money several times, but you always seem to look 
upon it as a gift. 


To^ contribute I'm asked every day, 
First, for bonds, now for Y. M. C. A. 

If the war keeps a-going, 

It might be worth knowing 
How in Sam Hill will I pay ! 

— Reserve Week'.y. 




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NO. 21 


The Bowdoin men at the second Plattsburg 
Training- Camp were with very few exceptions 
successful in their applications for commissions 
as officers in die army. The following is the 
list of those whose names were noticed in the 
Sunday papers as having received their oornnnV 
slams: Captains William H. Sanborn 'io, Richard 
S. Fuller '16 and James C. Oliver '17; First Lieu- 
tenants, Miles E. Langley (Professor), Edward 
E. Kern 'it, Philip P. Cole '12, James M. Gillen, 
ex-12, Edward R. Elwell '15, Roland H. Cobb '17, 
Walter A. Fenning '17, Laurence G. Barton '19 
and Perley S. Turner '19; Second Lieutenants, 
James A. Lewis '15, Harold M. Prescott '15, 
Charles E. Allen '17, Edward H. Bond '17, Frank 
E. Phillips '17, Forbes Rickard, Jr. '17, Kenneth 
G. Stone '17, Roland H. Peacock '18, Richard T. 
Schlosberg '18, Harold D. Herstim '19, Albert D. 
Holbrook '19, James E. Vance '19, and Frederic 
G. Kileski '20. 


At the meeting of the football letter men yes- 
terday noon, Reginald T. Small '19 was re-elect- 
ed captain for next year. 


The first Bowdoin man reported injured in our 
present war was Joseph Cony MacDonald '15 of 
Bangor. He was injured in the head by a frag- 
ment of a shell and is now in a hospital in France, 
where he is reported to be recovering rapidly. 

At Bowdoin MacDonald was a Friar and a 
member of Delta Kappa Epsilon ; member of the 
Masque and Gown, Deutscher Verein and Board 
of Managers; and manager of the 1914 varsity 
football team. After graduating from Bowdoin 
he attended Union Theological Seminary, New 
York City. From there he entered 1 the Ameri- 
can Ambulance Service. Just before he was in- 
jured, he had been accepted for the aviation serv- 


Last Friday evening about 30 members of the 
Bowdoin Unit, R.O.T.C., met for the purpose of 
organizing a military club for the studying of 

advanced military science. There is to be indi- 
vidual research by the members- in the works of 
the great tacticians and strategists of this and 
other nations, and these studies applied to pres- 
ent conditions. Meetings are to be held every 
week, at which one member is to work out a re- 
port, involving several hours of research, while 
the others read the text, von der Goltz, on the 
subject. The aim of the club is primarily for 
work rather than for social purposes, that the 
members may secure a better understanding of 
the war. There will be moderate dues in the 
organization and these will go for the establish- 
ing of a war library. 

Major John H. Duval, U.S.A., (retired), com- 
manding officer of the Bowdoin Unit, R.O.T.C, 
was elected an honorary member of the club. 
Officers were elected as follows : Mr. Cochran, 
president; Matthews '18, vice-president; Pendle- 
ton '18, treasurer, and Ellms '20, secretary. 

The second meeting of the Bowdoin unit of 
the Naval Reserve Training Course was held at 
the Union last Wednesday afternoon. In addi- 
tion to those already in the Naval Reserve, fif- 
teen new men enrolled in the course. Chief Petty 
Officer Weston Gray of Rockland talked on sig- 
naling, following which the men practiced the 
Morse international code and semaphore. The 
following are the new men in the course: Ed- 
ward's '19, Flynn '19, Hall '19, Haynes '19, Ingra- 
ham '19, Mitchell '19, Burns '20, Cleaves '20, 
Montgomery '20, Sturgis '20, R. P. Atwood '21, 
Cumming '21, Rich '21, Wakefield '21, Williams 

This training will be of service to those who 
wish to apply for appointment to a cadet school. 
Applicants must be at least 20 years and eight 
months of age. If accepted they will train two 
months at the school itserf and four months at 
sea under the supervision of officers of the navy. 


Due to the peculiar situation' that there are 

only three baseball "B" men now in college, the 

election for this year's captain is being held 

among last year's "B" men and 'the three "B" 



men now in college. Those eligible are Pendle- 
ton '18, Finn '19, and' Cook '20. Owing to the 
number of men in ithe service and at a distance, 
the election is being held by mail. The results 
will not be known for several weeks. 



Last Thursday evening the Annie Talbot Cole 
lecture, "The Gospel 1 of Amusement," was deliv- 
ered by Miss Agnes Repplier. She made fine use 
of sarcasm and kept her audience constantly 
amused by the droll situations she created. 

The beginning of her talk dealt with the ludi- 
crous attempts 'to provide amusement for the 
human race, and with the still more ludicrous 
arguments used to justify these attempts. The 
idea that people could not provide their own 
amusement seemed to her extremely amusing ; 
and by her wit, she brought the humorous side 
of the subject before her hearers. 

Then Miss Repplier went on to show to what 
a great extent the providing of amusement lies in 
the individual Playgrounds, uplift societies, and 
other such bunk can do nothing if the individual 
is not willing to be amused. Finally, she brought 
out what a great asset it is to be able to draw en- 
joyment from life under any conditions. Whether 
one has had the benefit of progressive ideas in 
amusement or not, 'to be able to enjoy one's self 
anywhere, at any time, is the greatest asset that 
a man can have. 


The subject of the second Cole lecture, given 
by Miss Repplier on Friday evening was, "The 
Courageous Reader." The speaker showed how 
necessary it is for a reader to have courage in the 
face of the advice given to him. All counselors 
have been influenced by their own intellectual 
preferences. They can hardly be expected to suc- 
cessfully prescribe reading for people with wholly 
different tastes. One writer would have us read 
in doses. This is obviously undesirable; "Scrap- 
pines® is the curse of modern reading." Emerson. 
on the other hand, stands for liberty in reading, 
as the taste and inclination comes upon us. He 
assumes, however, that we will always like what 
is good. The only way to' distinguish between 
good and bad literature is to be acquainted with 
models in the great masterpieces 1 . We must be 
more than acquainted — we must know them thor- 

One of our worst sins against childhood is 
the toleration of cheap, juvenile story-books. If 
we choose to weaken our own minds with this 
trash, we ourselves, are the sufferers. But a pro- 

test should be made against deliberately introduc- 
ing to the child, notion which stunts 'his mental 
growth. The normal youngster is capable of un- 
derstanding many excellent authors, and he 
should at least be put upon the right track. "What 
we learn when young is our inheritance forever." 


The Friars held their annual initiation last 
Saturday night at the Hotel Eagle. The follow- 
ing men from the class of 1919 were initiated: 
Alton R. Caspar, Grant B. Cole, Myron R. Grav- 
er, Donald S. Higgins and Charles M. Sprague. 
The Senior members present were Gray, Mac- 
Cormick, Norton' and Savage. 


The Brunswick Chapter of the Red Cross 
gratefully acknowledges the generous assistance 
of Profsesor Wass and students of the college, 
especially the members of the Bowdoim Orches- 
tra and Glee Club, in the entertainment of Nov. 
23. The work of .the orchestra and Glee Gub 
was a delight to the audience and the cooperation 
of the students, aside from their contribution to 
the success of the entertainTnent, is highly ap- 


At Chapel Vespers Sunday, Dean Sills gave 
an excellent and appropriate sermon on "Thank- 
fulness." He showed how thoughtless we are 
for the many blessings Showered upon us, and our 
indifference to the duties that these blessings 
make it imperative we should perform. 

Bishop Brewster of the Maine Episcopal Dio- 
cese was at Chapel and offered the prayer. A 
violin solo, "Melody in G" by Bohn, was ren- 
dered by Helsom '21, accompanied by Stetson '18 
on the cello. 

The annual Thanksgiving offering, given by 
the students for local charity under the auspices 
of the Y. M. C. A., was taken up and amounted 
to $19.05, which will be used to buy Thanksgiv- 
ing dinners for several needy families. Cole '19 
and MacWilliams '20 will distribute the dinners 
on Wednesday afternooni. 


The Brunswick Record of last week contained 
a fine letter and several photographs from Rev. 
C. W. Goodrich, D.D 1 ., describing his visit to the 
"Reconquered Country." Dr. Goodrich resigned 
his pastorate at the Church on the Hill last Feb- 
ruary, to, return to France to accept the pastorate 



of the American Ghurch in Paris, where he had 
ministered for several years prior to 'his coming 
to Brunswick. 

The letter vividly describes the desolate rav- 
aged country left after the German retreat. 


Under tlhe auspices of the Union Board the 
annual Thanksgiving social will be held in the 
Bowdoin Union, Thursday, Nov. 29. The com- 
mittee in charge consists of Professor McClean 
and MacCormick '18. The hours will be from 
three o'clock in the afternoon to six. There will 
be dancing to the music of the Viotrola and light 
refreshments served. Those who attend will in- 
clude not only Bowdoin men but also residents 
of Brunswick and vicinity so that each man may 
be assured of a partner. The patronesses will be 
drawn from the wives of the members of the 
Faculty. This social, which is given annually on 
each Thanksgiving, is for the benefit of those stu- 
dents, who are unable to return home for the 
holidays and it helps to make the time pass more 
pleasantly than it would otherwise. 


The attention of Bowdoin students is called 
to tihe fact that they are eligible to membership 
in the Brunswick Dramatic Club. It is hoped 
that, as members, they will be interested not only 
to attend the performances, but to assist in the 
production of the plays. Membership tickets, 
costing one dollar, and 1 admitting to the two 
closed performances, can be obtained from Mr. 
S. B. Furbish. The first play. "Mary Jane's 
Pa," by Edith Ellis, will be given Tuesday, Dec. 
4, at the Cumberland Theatre. At the second 
closed performance on Feb. 7, "The Admiral 
Chriobton," by Sir James M. Barrie, will be pro- 
duced. The proceeds of the open performance in 
April will be given to some public enterprise. 


Donald B. MacMillan '98, will speak, under the 
auspices of the Saturday Club, in the Town Hall 
Wednesday evening, December 12, on his four 
years' Arctic experiences. He will use about one 
hundred and twenty-five colored slides illustrat- 
ing the life of the northern natives, the life of 
the exploring party during the long spring sledge 
trips, the wonderful bird and animal life of the 
north, fields of ice, beds of flowers, etc. 

Mr. MacMillan was sorry to disappoint the 
Saturday Club last year, but feels that the extra 
year has added much to his Arctic experience. ' 


Until further orders the following schedule of 
drills and recitations will be observed, commenc- 
ing Friday, Nov. 30, 1917. 

3.30 to 3.50 Physical Drill for the Battalion. 
4.00 to 4.30 Lectures on Camp Sanitation and 
First Aid, Captain Whittier, 
M.O.R.C, Memorial Hall. 
4.30 to 5.20 Quiz classes by captains of com- 
panies 'in I.D.R., class J-oonis, 
Memorial Hall. 
5.30 to 6.00 Recitations far Commissioned Of- 
ficers and Sergeants of com- 
panies, Major Duval, U.S.A., 
Memorial Hall. 
Until further orders, Mondays will be devoted 
to practical movements in I.D.R., sighting, aim- 
ing 'and position drills, and small arms firing reg- 

By order of 

John H. Duval, 
Major, U.S.A. 
Official : 

Ralph Pendleton, 



At the last meeting of the Student Council it 
was voted to ascertain the sentiment of the stu- 
dent body in regard to a Christmas dance on 
Friday evening, Dec. 21. According to present 
indications, it seems likely that the dance will be 
held at that time. Of course the affair will be 
less elaborate than usuial owing to war condi- 
tions, but this need not hinder anyone from hav- 
ing an enjoyable time. 


The war savings plan provided for in the last 
bond act of Sept. 24, has now been formulated 
and announced by the Treasury Department, and 
will g-o into operation on Monday, Dec. 3. 
Stamps, which are the Government's certificates 
of indebtedness, are to be sold in two denomina- 
tions- — 'thrift stamps, which cost 25 cents each, 
and war-saving stamps, which cost from $4.12 to 
$4.23 each, according to the month in which tfiey 
are purchased, advancing one cent each month 
after January, 1918. They are redeemable on Jan. 
1, 1923, for $5, Which amounts to 4 per cent in- 
terest on the amount invested. 

The stamps and certificates can be obtained 
from post-offices, banks, or trust companies 1 , at 
most railroad stations, stores', factories and other 
public places. 




Published every Tuesday of the Collegiate 

Year by The Bowdoin Publishing 


In the Interests of the Students of 



Robert G. Albion, 1918, Editor-in-Chief 

Clyde E. Stevens, 1919, Managing Editor 

department and associate editors 
Philip E. Goodhue, 1920, Alumni 

Ronald B. Wadsworth, 1920, With the Faculty 
Stanley M. Gordon, 1920, On the Campus 

Franklin D. MacCormick, 1918 

Bela W. Norton, 1918 

Gerald S. Joyce, 1918 

Louis W. Doherty, 1919 

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

All communications regarding subscriptions 
should be addressed to the Business Manager of 
the Bowdoin Publishing Co. . Subscriptions, $2.00 
per year, in advance. Single copies, 10 cents. 


Gerald S. Joyce, 1918, Business Manager 

Gordon S. Hargraves, 1919, Assistant Manager 
Roy A. Foulke, 1919, Assistant Manager 

Vol. XLV1I. NOV. 27, 1917 No. 21 

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

The Plattsburg Commissions 

There were 29 commissions awarded to Bow- 
dbin men at tlhe second 1 Plattsburg Camp, and the 
ooiflege is surely proud of the record. Practically 
every man 1 from tlhe college wiho attended the 
oamp was commissioned in some branch of tlhe 
service, and many of them will probably be in 
France before the winter is over. The man who 
serves in the ranks is a hero as well as the officer, 
but these men. will be of additional service to the 
government, partly through the training which 
the campus gave them'. In athletics and in stu- 
dent activities they had learned some of thore 

qualities of leadership which .the small college 
especially brings out, and 'they have, in return, 
brought honor upon the college. No longer does 
the army officer seem a stra ge being to us, for 
now men whom we have actually lived with and 
known intimately are wearing the uniform. The 
college will watch with continued interest the 
progress cf these new officers. 

The Draft Question 

The news that the draft ages may be lowered 
to eighteen has caused some of the lower class 
men to consider enlisting in some other branch of 
service before the law goes into effect. The 
spirit seemsi to be o«e of escaping what they con- 
sider the ignominy of the draft, and selecting 
some branch of service which will be most con- 
genial', and, as some recruiting pasters say, being 
a "went" and not a "sent". This seems contrary 
to the real spirit of military service. If the gov- 
ernment wants- infantry privates and corporals 
from the colleges in the new draft, it will take 
them and the men will 1 go- readily, but if it wants 
the freshmen and sophomores to stay in college, 
they should heed 1 this 1 word. With the seniors, 
the case is different. They have nearly com- 
pleted their courses, and once with a degree, they 
have no right to wait further for this reason if 
a real opening presents- itself. There may be a 
chance for every undergraduate in Bowdoin, 
physically fit, to see service in France, and they 
will be notified when the time comes. The nat- 
ural spirit of adventure and patriotism points to 
the army or navy to every college man, but if lie 
came to a college with a purpose, the government 
considers his fulfilling of that purpose a cause 
for his remaining. The men of the lower classes 
should not rush needlessly into any service to 
avoid the draft. There is not the old feeling to- 
ward the word "conscript" in these days, and 
there will be ample opportunity to rise in the na- 
tional army if called to such service. Let the 
-elisors consider service as soon as they are 
through, but let the others consider their duty on' 
the campus for the present, ever ready to go 
when the call comes. 

Deferred Initiations 

The question of fraternity rushing and initiat- 
ing has ever consumed' much 'space in college 
editorial columnsi, and! few colleges have evolved 
a perfect system of taking men into the fraterni- 
ties. The laisses faire policy has been carried 
out here in regard to our rushing. A man may 
be pledged in the grammar school or locked up 
for a week in a chapter house during rus 1 ' ing 



season as far as any restrictions go. This free 
system 'has advantages* which probably outweigh 
its disadvantages. Its uncertainty gives every 
fraternity a chance to get certain very desirable 
or very undersirable men who might not have 
come in if the fraternities or the men had had 
more chance to look around, and as a result, the 
different fraternities of the college are kept on 
a fairly even basis. Where restrictions come in, 
suspicion creeps in, inspiring more animosity be- 
tween the groups than the wholesome rivalry of 
our free-for-all system. 

This rushing system may well remain, but the 
evils of making undesirables 'life members of our 
fraternities can be somewhat avoided by deferred 
initiations. We can pledge our men before they 
come to' college and during the first week, as 
usual. But why rush tlhem through the initiation 
ceremonies ? Every year t<here are men who 
leave after two or three months, who are fra- 
ternity men for life, and are absolutely undeserv- 
ing of the honor. Men from the other colleges 
seem surprised when we say 'that our initiations 
come early in October. The University of Maine 
initiated last week, Williams and Dartmouth wait 
until even later, and at Amherst, as in some other 
places, no man can be initiated who is deficient 
in his Studies. The arguments which are brought 
up against late rushing d'o not apply to late initi- 
ations. The men can eat at the houses and enjoy 
the social advantages of 'the life before initia- 
tion, and if it is found that the freshman will mot 
m'ake good, the matter ends when he leaves col- 
lege. Of course, a depleted fraternity treasury 
might welcome ibh'e initiation fees at as early a 
date as possible, but aside from this there seem 
to be few valid reasons why we cannot hold our 
Bowdoin initiation night in November or later, 
or at least, do as some others do, and not admit 
the men who are failing scholastically until they 
recuperate. This should help to bring up the 
standard of our Bowdoin fraternities. 


The College^ has just received a framed copy 
of "The Offer of the College, " by the late Presi- 
dent William DeWitt Hyde, Harvard '79. It was 
presented by the Harvard Club of Buffalo, New 
York. It is to be hung on one of the panels of 
the Dean's office. 

Following is the offer: "To be at home in all 
lands and ages : to count Nature as a familiar 
acquaintance, and Art as an intimate friend ; to 
gain a standard for the appreciation of other 
men's work and the criticism of your own: to 
carry the keys of the world's library in your 

pocket, and to feel its resources behind you in 
whatever task you undertake : to make hosts of 
friends among the young' men of your own age 
who are to be leaders in all walks of life : to lose 
yourself in generous enthusiasms and cooperate 
with others for common ends: to learn manners 
from students who are gentlemen, and form char- 
acter under professors who are Christians: — this 
is the offer of the College for the best four years 
of yoiir life." 


A week ago the Orient printed 1 the call for a 
meeting in Boston to organize a Bowdoin Alumni 
Association. That was in November, 1868. The 
meeting was held 1 and a temporary organization 
was effected, and the new association held its first 
reunion and dinner at Uhe St. James Hotel on the 
evening of December 22. I feel quite confident 
that I am the only survivor of that meeting. At 
all events I shall be glad to know that there is 
any other alumnus now living who was present. 

I am still more sure that I have been the most 
constant attendant at the subsequent reunion's, 
for I have been present at forty-eight: of the 
forty-nine that have been held. Before I speak 
of that first dinner I may be permitted to' state 
the reason why I purposely was absent from one. 
Not many years after the formation of the asso- 
ciation the Rev. George Trask, (1826), was pres- 
ent at a dinner held at the Parker House. Mr. 
Trask was an anti-tobacco crank, and printed 
scores of tracts against the sin of using the weed, 
giving much of his time to preaching against it 
at Fitchburg, where he was a clergyman without 
a charge. It is not strange perhaps, that some 
of the diners lighted cigars after the coffee was 
served. Trask was one oi the speakers 'and de- 
voted his efforts to denunciation of the associa- 
tion for holding its meetings in a "rum tavern," 
and of thoseiwho smoked. He asked' the associa- 
tion to vote ithat the next reunion should be held 
in a less unholy place. Good-naturedly the vote 
was passed, and the meeting was held the next 
year in Wesleyan Hall, a cold, cheerless, seatless 
barn of a room ; and instead of a good dinner 
there was served what we used to call a cold col- 
lation. Trask did not attend; neither did I. 
With that budding crankiness which my friends 
observed even then, I went to the hall, chatted 
a short time with some of my friend®, and then 
retired. I did not want to drink wine nor even 
to smoke — then — but I thought the whole per- 
formance was silly. Next year we returned to 
the Parker House. 

To return to the first dinner. The Boston Daily 



Advertiser the next morning: had this paragraph 
in its summary of news : 

"The alumni of Bowdoin College residing 
in Boston and vicinity held their first annual 
reunion and dinner at the St. James Hotel 
last evening. The company numbered up- 
wards of sixty, and the occasion was one of 
much interest and enjoyment." 
The report of the event occupied nearly a col- 
umn of the Advertiser in fine type, and a col- 
umn of a newspaper in (hose days was nearly 
twice as long as those of the present day. The 
Association elected the following list of officers : 
President, Hon. Nehemiah Cleaveland, (1813). 
Vice-President, Hon. John C. Dodge, (1834). 
Secretary, Daniel C. Linscott, (1854). 
Executive Committee, Rev. Rufus Anderson. 
D.D., (1818) ; Hon. Peleg W. Chandler, (1834) ; 
Hon, John C. Dodge, (1834) ; Cyrus Woodman, 
(1836) ; Rev. E. B. Webb, (1846) ; Lorenzo Mar- 
rett, (1838); Thomas M. Hayes, (1840); James 
R. Osgood, (1854). 

The dinner seems to have been a good one. At 
a'i events I, who reported the affair, thought so 
1.'. the time, and the speaking was remarkably 
good. Dr. Cleaveland, cousin of our famous 
Professor Parker Cleaveland, and 'historian of 
tthe college, who presided, spoke at length of the 
early days of the college, and was followed by 
President Harris, who had just finished the first 
year of 'his administration; Professor Alpheus 
Packard, the only one on duty, and one of two 
survivors of the great quartet : Cleaveland, Pack- 
ard, Smyth and Up'ham, — who boasted that he 
knew and could call by name every living alum- 
nus of the college, and' 'had known all but two 
of the professors in the college, from its founda- 
tion; Dr. Anderson, for thirty-four years foreign 
secretary of the "American Board;" Hon. Sam- 
uel P. Benson, classmate of Longfellow and 
Hawthorne, himself a former member of Con- 
gress, for sixteen years president of the Board of 
Overseers of the college ; Hon. Peleg W. Chand- 
ler, a member of Governor Andrew's Council in 
the time of the Civil War; Professor Cyrus F. 
Brackett, (1859), then at Bowdoin, but afterward 
for twenty-five years professor of physics at 
PrincetoiT; Professor Stephen J. Young, (1859), 
afterward for many years treasurer of the col- 
lege; Professor Egbert C. Smyth, (1848), of 
Andover Theological Seminary ; Professor Joth- 
am B. Sewall, (1848); Rev. John O. Means, 
(1843); an d William D. Northend, of Salem, 

Letters were read from Ex-President Leonard 
Woods, then living in retirement in Brunswick, 

and from General Chamberlain, then Governor 
of Maine. It was after midnight wlhen the speak- 
ing came to an end. 

Edward Stanwood, (1861). 


From the headquarters of the American Uni- 
versity Union in Europe — London Branch, comes 
the following communication of interest to all 
American college students and alumni : — 

"The anticipated presence in London of an un- 
usual number of university men, either passing 
through or on leave from the I front, has suggest- 
ed the need of some common rendezvous where 
notification of their presence in London can be 
registered and meetings can be 1 arranged with 
friends who may be here at the same time. 

"Arrangements have therefore been made by 
members resident in London, of |the alumni of 
the various colleges to establish a meeting place 
for American college men when in England. 
These headquarters will be known as the 'Amer- 
ican University Union in Europe — London 
Branch,' and will be for the use of the alumni of 
all universities and colleges' in the United States. 

"Through t'he courtesy of the Farmers' Loan 
and Trust Company of New York, rooms in their 
building at 16 Pall Mall East, S. W. 1. have been 
given over for this purpose and are being ade^ 
quately furnished. American papers and period- 
icals will be found there, and proper facilities 
afforded for registration, forwarding mail, letter 
writing, etc." 

In France the headquarters of the' Union is the 
Royal Palace Hotel in' the Place du Theatre 
Francais. This hotel is an excellent one, both 
being centrally located, and Shaving 'an excellent 

Among the members of the American Univer- 
sity Union are nearly all the largest colleges 
and universities of the country, as well as many 
of the smaller ones. In the list appear the follow- 
ing from New England: — Amherst, Bowdoin, 
Brown, Dartmouth, Harvard, Massachusetts In- 
stitute of Technology, Maine, Vermont, Wesley- 
an, Williams, Worcester Polytech., and Yale. 


Many of tine fraternities as well as individuals. 
are undoubtedly planning to send Christmas par- 
cels to Bowdoi'ii men at the front. In view of 
such a nation-wide contingency, the War Depart- 
ment has issued the following rules to govern in 
the shipment of all such matter : 

1. All packages must be enclosed in wooden 



2. All boxes shipped by express should be 
limited ito 20 pounds' in weight, measure not more 
than 2 cubic feet in volume, be of wood, be well 
strapped, and should be hinged or screw-topped 
to facilitate inspection. No perishable food 
products, other than those inclosed in cans or 
glass jars, should be packed in such shipments. 

3. Such express matter should be marked 
"Christmas Box," and should be sent care of the 
commanding general, Hoboken, N. J., Pier 1. 

4. The contents of each package will be 
clearly stated on the outside by the proper word 
which will clearly indicate the general nature of 
the contents. No boxes will be forwarded over- 
seas which do not reach Pier 1, Habokein, N. J., 
oni or before Dec. 5, 1917. The name of the 
sender must be clearly marked on the outside of 
each box. 


Last Friday evening Eta charge of Theta Delta 
Chi held its annual Thanksgiving dance, the first 
formal dance of the season at the College. Ow- 
ing to war time economies, the decorations were 
simple, no attempt being made at lavish display. 
Warren's orchestra played for an order of 20 
dances. The patronesses were Mrs. Alaric W. 
Haskell, Mrs. Wilmot B. Mitchell, Mrs. William 
R. Porter, and Mrs'. Henry Gilman;, all of Bruns- 
wick. The committee in charge of the dance was 
made up of Mitchell '19, Rounds '20, and Larra- 
bee '21. The guests were the Misses Grace Mac- 
intosh, Charlotte Reagan, Ruth Little, Eleanor 
Russell, Beatrice Bryant, Margaret Hinds, Fran- 
ces Sturgis, Helen Read, Anna Lorhro.p and An- 
nette Eaton of Portland ; Elizabeth Bean of Hav- 
erhill, Mass. ; Louise Hill of Bath ; Marion Har- 
vey of Brunswick ; Charlotte Glenfield of Lisbon 
Falls; and Marion Nesbit of Sandy Springs, Md. 

TOtft t&e Jfacultp 

Professor Burnett had a , paper entitled, "A 
Scholarship Meet," at the meeting of the Town 
and College Club, Friday evening. 

Professor Hutdbins is leading a squad of the 
faculty, composed of Professors Elliot, Hormell, 
Gross, Evans, MeOlean, and Milne in a "cut-a- 
cord" drive in the woods. 

©n t&e Campus 

The next issue of the Orient will appear on 
Dec. 11. 

Warren '18 substituted at Richmond High 
School last week. 

Applications for scholarships should be left at 
the treasurer's office before Dec. 1. 

Gray '18 and J. W. Thomas '18 expect to be 
recalled to the colors 1 within a month. 

The new annual Catalogue of the College will 
be out about the middle of December. 

There will be no- more rehearsals of the Man- 
dolin Club until after the Thanksgiving recess. 

The snowfall of last Thursday, followed by 
rain, gave a gentle hint of conditions in spring. 

The Bowdbin Freshmen vs. Parsonsfield Semi- 
nary game was cancelled due to a heavy fall of 
snow at Parsonsfield 

Sampson '17, who' is teaching at Biddeford, 
but is expecting to be with the colors soon, was 
on the campus last week. . 

A. Otis Moulton '18 is now in France accord- 
ing to a letter received by his mother, who has 
recently visited friends in Brunswick. 

William L. Ripley '18, of the Ordnance De- 
partment, Maine National Guard, has recently 
passed the examinations for the Aviation Corps. 

Chapel attendance has been much better lately 
than for some time, due to the recent warnings 
to men who were invited to the Dean's office last 

Patrick '19 was on the campus last week. He 
will shortly go to Austin), Texas, where he will 
enter the U. S. Signal Corps, Aviation Depart- 

The usual penalty of probation will be imposed 
upon students taking more than the allotted re- 
cess for Thanksgiving without permission from 
he Dean. 

Drummond '20 and Rhoads '20 were in Cam- 
den Saturday attending the Camden^Rockland 
High School football game. Drummond refereed 
and Rhoads umpired. 

The Red Triangle Y.M.C.A. drive in Bruns- 
wick was most successful, a total of $4,107.07 be- 
ing secured while in Topsham the total amount 
of subscriptions was $520.43. 

Omini S. Donnell '18, of the Ordnance Depart- 
ment, Maine National Guard, now at Camp 
Greene, N. C, has been ordered to Boston to take 
the examination for the Aviation Corps. 

Edward W. Atwood '20, is one of four Maine 
men recruited for the Aviation Corps. He was 
recently ordered to M.I.T. to take examinations 
to become a flyer with the rank of first lieutenant. 

Military work will have preference over ath- 
letics at Princeton this year. Under the new rul- 
ing only three days a week are allowed for sports 
and no man is eligible for membership on any 
team who is not a member of some military or- 

1 96 


All Harvard students who expect to enter the 
next series of training camps or other govern- 
ment service, will be allowed to take their mid- 
year examinations several weeks early in order 
that they may not be forced to sacrifice their 
college credit. 

Second Lieutenant E. C. Moran '17, who was 
recently commissioned as the result of the civil- 
ian examsi last summer, was on the campus last 
week. Previous to the receipt of his commission. 
Moran was sergeant and company clerk in the 
21st Co., C.'A.C, formerly the roth Company of 

Orient reporters and contributors are once 
more requested to have as much as possible of 
their material in the hands of the Mianaging Ed- 
itor before five o'clock on Friday afternoon. It 
will help both the printer and the editors, and in- 
cidentally aid in keeping typographical errors at 
a minimum. 

Yesterday afternoon from 1.30 to 3.30 p. m. 
the students voted on the men recently nominated 
by the Athletic Council for manager and assist- 
ant manager of football. The nominations were 
as follows: For manager, Grover '19 and Mitch- 
ell '19; for assistant manager, McPartland '20 
and Wood '20. 

The War Bulletin containing a list of all Bow- 
doin men in service, graduates, undergraduates 
and non-graduates will go to print this week. 
Mr. Wilder has been working on it for some 
time. The Bulletin will be as complete and ac- 
curate as possible. Mr. Wilder will be glad to be 
informed of any corrections or omissions. 

Regular gymnasium work starts after the 
Thanksgiving recess. All upperclassmen must 
report at the office at once whe her they are 
going to take physical training in addition to 
military, or are going to substitute military for 
physical training. Military science Will count as 
a course if physical training is taken in addition. 

Several musicians from the College furnished 
a program at the 100th anniversary of the Vil- 
lage Lodge of Masons at Bowdoinham, last Sat- 
urday evening. Vocal selections were rendered 
by a quintet composed of Chase '18, Stetson '18, 
J. W. Thomas '18, Riehan '20 and Hill, medic-'2i. 
Solos were sung by Thomas and Hill by special 
request. Instrumental music was furnished by- 
Stetson '18, Edwards '19 and Helson '21. 



12.30 p. m. Thanksgiving recess begins. 


3.00 p. m. Thanksgiving social in- the Union' for 
the "Hang-over Club." 


8.00 a. m. Thanksgiving recess ends. 
11.30 a. m. Gymnasium and Indoor Track work 


Closed performance, "Mary Jane's Pa," of 
Brunswick Dramatic Club ait the Cumberland. 
Mandolin Club rehearsal. 


3.30 p. m. Athletic Council meeting. 


10.45 A - M - Reception of students into member- 
ship at the Church on the Hill. 


Sophomore-Freshman debate. 


MacMiliao '98 lectures 1 in Town Hall. 


'68 Prize speaking contest in Memorial Hall. 


12.30 p. m. Christmas vacation begins. 



November 21, 1917. 
With deep regret Theta Chapter learns of the 
death of one of her alumni, Brother George Bea- 
man Kenniston of the Class of 1861. Prominent 
not only in civil life, but fully as much so in his 
country's service where he rose to the rank of 
lieutenant colonel, his name will be long cherished 
by us. To his 1 family and friends Theta extends 
her sincerest sympathy. 

Louis Whittier Doherty, 
Lewis Woodbridge Brown, 
Cornelius Packard Rhoads, 

For the Chapter. 


Kappa Sigma-Delta Upsilon joint dance. 
P9i Upsilon dance. 
Zeta Psi dance. 

alumni Botes 

'56 — The Boston Herald and Journal a short 
time ago published in its department, 'What Fa- 
mous Aged People are Doing," a photograph and 
news story of Judge Enos T. Luce, of Waltham, 
Mass. Extracts from the article describe his ac- 
tive life. 

"Probably no man in Waltham is better known 
than he. * * * * He was judge of the district 
court for 35 years. * * * * A few months ago 
I e passed over the duties' oi the court to another 
but it was rather because he felt that he would 



enijoy a vacation 'than because 85 years found him 
ready to be Shelved or to give up active work in 
■the profession of which ihe has been 1 a member 
for more than 60 years." 

Judge Luce served through the Civil War, ris- 
ing to the rank of Colonel of the 23d Maine 
Infantry. He won t)h>e title of judge in the late 
sixties in Androscoggin County. In 1872 <he pub- 
lished "Maine Probate Practice," still an author- 
ity with the profession in Maine. 

He settled in Massachusetts in 1874, practiced 
law for several years in Boston and then became 
judge of Middlesex County. 

'71 — Tudge Augustine Simmons died Oct. 24 at 
at his North Anson home. 

He was born in Topsham 68 years ago. He 
was principal of a number of Maine prepara- 
tory schools after graduation. He edited the 
Fairfield Journal one year. When admitted to 
the Somerset County bar in 1878, he began prac- 
tice in Nortlh Anson ; he lived and practiced in the 
town' thereafter, nearly 40 years, until his death. 
He was Judge of Probate for seven years, and 
was many times a member of the Republican 
State Committee. He married Alice P. Ga'han of 
North Anson, who survives him. There were 
no children 1 . 

'74. — Marshall Wheelock Davis, teacher of 
French in the Roxbury Latin School, died after 
a brief illness, at his home in Roxbury, Oct. 25. 
During the past summer he had not enjoyed his 
usual health, and returned to school a few days 
late in consequence. On Monday, Oct. 22, he did 
not return to school and the following Wednes- 
day afternoon was stricken with apoplexy. This 
complication proved too much for his over- 
wrought frame, and he died the following day, 
Thursday, Oct. 25, in the early evening. 

Mr. Davis was born July 28, 1853. His early 
years were spent in the beautiful town of Bethel, 
Maine, where he prepared for college at Gould's 
Academy. He entered Bowdoin at the age of 
fifteen, but wisely waited a year for more matur- 
ity, and joined the 'Class of 1874. He never 
posed as a scholar 'and impressed his classmates 
while in college mainly as a hater of mathemat- 
ics', in which he had been poorly fitted. But in all 
literary studies he was readily at home and 
gained prominence in Declamation and English 
Composition. He received his A. B. in the sum- 
mer of 1874 and returned to Bethel for a brief 

After Mr. Davis returned to America from 
studying in France he fell in with Dr. Wm. C. 
Collar, then headmaster of Roxbury Latin. Dr. 
Collar readily discovered the scholarly spirit that 

animated Mr. Davis, and invited him to become 
a member of the staff. He consented', and in the 
catalogue of 1880-81 we first find his name; he is 
they styled an "usher." After that year, how- 
ever, we seek his name in vain until the cata- 
logue of 1886-87 he is found as a "master." In 
the interval he had been ill, and resigned his po- 
sition at Roxbury Latin ; later he took the post 
of Latin teacher in Thayer Academy. 

Leaving the teaching of Latin at Thayer, Mr. 
Davis began his second experience as master in 
the Roxbury Latin by taking English and His- 
tory; in '88 he had English, German, and His- 
tory; in '89, German and History; in '92, French, 
German, and History ; in '93, French and Ger- 
man; in '01, French; in '04, French and German: 
and from '05 and till his death, French almost 
exclusively. He was capable of teaching any of 
the subjects in the curriculum 1 — except, perhaps, 
the sciences and mathematics. 

As a teacher Mr. Davis may without exaggera- 
tion be called brilliant. Every fibre quivered 
with enthusiasm While the recitation period last- 
ed, and he held his pupils as tense as himself. 
But however much his pupils disliked the stern 
methods which he sometimes employed to bring 
the unwilling under the yoke, they forgot the dis- 
cipline in later years or merged 1 it in affectionate 
and admiring memory of the man. Rarely did an 
old boy revisit the school without inquiring for 
Mr. Davis. 

'75 — "Equal Suffrage in its Moral Aspects," 
part of an address by George C. Cressey, Ph.D., 
D.D., of New York City was recently received at 
the Library. 

'y6 — John A. Morrill of Auburn, president of 
the Maine Bar Association, was on November 21 
appointed by Governor Milliken as chairman of 
the Central Legal Advisory Board for Maine. 
William M. Ingraham '95, surveyor of the port 
of Portland, and formerly Assistant Secretary of 
War, is also on the board. The group of advis- 
ors will organize legal advisory boards through- 
out the State under the new selective draft regu- 

'81 — At a recent Democratic State Committee 
meeting in Augusta Hon. D. J. McGillicuddy was 
recommended as the member of the Democratic 
National Committee from Maine. Mr. McGilli- 
cuddy succeeds Hon. Charles F. Johnson '79, who 
resigned when appointed a judge of the United 
States Circuit Court. 

'89 — George Leyman Rogers and Miss Frances 
Laura Garfield were united in marriage in Boston 
on Sept. 12. Mr. Rogers is secretary of the Met- 
ropolitan Park Commission. 


'90 — Dr. Edward McCullough of Hartford, 
Conn., married 1 Miss Ella Gertrude, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Jolho Hackett, Meriden, Conn., on 
Oct. 3. 

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The purpose of the school is to give 
the student such training in the princi- 
ples of the law and such equipment in 
the technique of the profession as will 
best prepare him for active practice 
wherever the English system of law pre- 
vails. The course of study for the LL.B. 
degree occupies three full school years. 
For those who have received this degree 
from this or any other reputable school 
of law the degree of LL. M. may be re- 
ceived on the completion of a one year's 
resident attendance under the direction 
of Melville M. Bigelow. Special schol- 
arships ($50 per year) are awarded to 
college graduates. For catalog, address 





NO. 22 


Promptly upon receipt of news of the great 
disaster which had fallen upon the city of Hali- 
fax, N. S., the College hastened to offer its as- 
sistance to the stricken city. The following' tele- 
grams were exchanged by the College and the 
Halifax relief committee: 

Brunswick, Dec. 7. 
To the Mayor of Halifax: 

Bowdoin College offers deep sympathy to your 
stricken city and will be glad to render any as- 
sistance possible. 

Kenneth C. M. Sills, 

Acting President. 

Halifax, Dec. 8. 
Kenneth Sills, Acting President, Bowdoin Col- 
lege : 

Heartiest thanks for offer of assistance. If 
we feel that you can be of service, we will advise. 
Ralph B. Bell, 
Secretary Relief Committee. 


No degrees will be given to 'Students Who have 
not completed the requisite amount of work ac- 
cording to a vote of the Faculty last week. The 
only exception to this will 1 he. that if men 1 are call- 
ed to the colors after completing more than half 
a semester, they may take special examinations 
and receive credit for the semester's work. This 
will mean that the men who left for military ser- 
vice last summer and this fall will not receive de- 
grees next June, and will not be graduated by the 
■allege unless they return and actually complete 
the required work. 

The 'half semester rule Which the Faculty 
passed will refer to men Who are leaving for the 
third officers' training camp in January, and 
for certain others who will be called into service 


At the third meeting of (he Naval Reserve 
Training Unit, held last Wednesday in the Phy- 
sics lecture iroom, Chief Quartermaster Frost of 
Rockland announced that no men, except those 
enrolled in the Naval Reserve, would be allowed 

to take the course. Orders to this effect had 
come from Boston, and although many more men 
could be taken care of in this course, civilians 
taking it will have to be dropped. This announce- 
ment came as a great surprise to all in the course, 
and it will affect fifteen men. The men now in 
the course are: Freese '18, Gray '18, Haskell '18, 
Sloggett '18, J. W. Thomas '18, Ham, 19, P. R. 
Leech '19, Martin '19, Sprague '19, Bartlett '20, 
Crockett '20, W. W. Curtis '20, McPartland '20, 
O. Moses '20, Rhoads '20, Robbins '20, .Eames '21, 
Mason '21 and Sweetser '21. 


Bowdoin's Arctic explorer, Donald B. MacMil'- 
lan '98, will speak in Town Hall, Wednesday 
evening, Dec. 12, under the auspices of the Sat- 


urday Club. Following his illustrated lecture. 
Mr. MacMillan will be tendered a reception at 
the Theta Delta Chi House, where he was a 
member While a student at Bowdoin. 

The subject of the speaker will be "Beyond the 
Arctic Circle," a new lecture setting- forth his 
personal experiences' among' the Esquimaux, 
Nascauppe Indians and fishermen of the Far 
North. A large number of stereopticon views 1 , 
taken in the Arctic by members of the Peary Ex- 
pedition, will be shown to illustrate the various 
events described by word. The explorer will tell 
of bis search for Crocker Land, and how, after 
many months of hardship and weary seeking, he 
discovered that land to be only a mere optical il- 


Bowdoin's quota for the third officers' training 
camp is six mem and the successful applicants 
were announced last week. Of the six principals, 
four are now ini college and the other two are 
recent graduates who are now engaged in some 
form- of war service. The principals, as announc- 
ed by Major John H. Duval, commanding officer 
of the Bowdoin Uruit, R.O.T.C., are: Herbert H. 
Foster '16, sergeant, Headquarters Co., ist Maine 
H.F.A., Camp Greene, N. C. ; Nathaniel U. Mc- 
Conaugliy '17, now engaged in Y.M.C.A. work at 
Camp Dix; Robert G. Albion '18, captain, Co. A, 
Bowdoin R.O.T.C. ; Franklin D. MacCormick '18, 
2nd lieutenant, Co.B, Bowdoin R.O.T.C. ; Bela W. 
Norton '18, 2nd lieutenant, Co.C, Bowdoin R.O. 
T.C. ; and Karl V. Palmer '18, captain, Co.B., 
Bowdoin R.O.T.C. 

The six alternates- appointed at the same time 
as the principal's are Almon B. Sullivan '19, Rob- 
ert N. Fillmore '17, J. Paul Hamlin '18, Willard 
M. Cook '20, Murray M. Bigelow '18 and Brad- 
bury J. Bagley '18. 


At the last meeting of the Student Council it 
was voted to hold a formal Christmas dance in 
the Union, December 21. 

It was also decided that a delegate from each 
fraternity on the campus should be present at the 
meeting directly preceding the Junior elections. 

Action was taken on the method and expedi- 
ency of filling the positions left vacant by the 
men leaving to enter the national service. Three 
members, Albion, MacCormick, and Norton leave 
next month for the third officers' training camp 
and another, Gray, may be called to service in 
the navy at any time. 


Tonight will be held the annual Sophomore- 
Freshman debate. The subject is "Resolved, that 
the belligerent nations should hold a peace con- 
ference in accordance with the plan suggested by 
Dr. C. W. Eliot." The Freshmen uphold the 
negative and the Sophomores support the affirm- 
ative. Young, Helson, and Nixon speak for '21, 
and Moore, Gordon, and Taylor for '20. The 
judges are Mr. G. A. Howe, Rev. R. R. Gilson, 
■and Mr. Cochran. All Freshmen and Sophomores 
should attend and support their speakers. 


"Bowdoin and Old Brunswick" is the interest- 
ing title of a fine description of the college and 
surrounding town, to which is devoted an entire 
chapter in Miss Hildegarde Hawthorne's latest 
book, "Rambles in Old College Towns." 

"Bowdoin is small, but if ever a college looked 
vigorous and competent and complete it is that 
Maine institution, that had so much trouble get- 
ting started more than a century ago. The 
campus is beautifully ordered, and every build- 
ing on it has beauty.***Harvard and Yale are 
wonderful, of course, but there is an appeal here 
that they do not have,***above all that greatest 
lesson that we Americans need to learn', that you 
can get the best things in life without being 

In preparing her material for this book. Miss 
Hawthorne visited towns ranging all the way 
from Williamsburg, Va., where William and 
Mary has drawn the youth of the South since 

1793, as far north as Brunswick, Maine, the pic- 
turesque little town where Bowdoin, founded in 

1794, graduates its classes year by year. Stately 
Providence, historic Cambridge, West Point and 
Annapolis, all are included. Seaport and moun- 
tain towns, busy centers of modern activity or 
sleepy relics of days gone by, each type is to be 
found in the collection. Miss Hawthorne has 
studied her towns in close relation to their par- 
ticular effect upon the colleges that have grown 
up within their walls, as well as> the reaction of 
the college upon 'them, and the result of her labor 
is this book, "Rambles in Old College Towns," 
published recently by Dodd, Mead and Company. 

According to the Alumni War Service Bulle- 
tin just issued by the College, there were 424 
Bowdoin alumni and undergraduates enrolled in 
the war service of the United States and allied 
nations on Nov. 20, 1917. Of this number, 119 
are commissioned officers in the army while 81 


are non-oorn'missioned officers or privates ; 62 men 
are enrolled in the naval forces and 31 in some 
branch of the aviation service ; 81 are serving in 
ambulance or medical corps ; and 50 are listed as 
being in other forms of service. 

The primary purpose of the bulletin' is to ap- 
peal to the alumni for a fund to be used in look- 
ing after the Bowdoiin men in service abroad. 
The College is a member of the American Uni- 
versity Union in Europe, and in addition to this, 
it is proposed to unite with a few other New Eng- 
land colleges in establishing a bureau "to aid rela- 
tives and friends in securing information about 
Bowdoin men in Europe, to report on casualties 
and visit the sick and wounded, and to give ad- 
vice to Bowdoin men in Paris. About $1,000 will 
•be needed to carry on this work, and, while large 
contributions are not requested, it is hoped that 
very many of the alumni will give from $1.00 to 
$5.00 for this purpose. Professor Mitchell is the 
treasurer of the fund. 

In connection 1 with the list published in the 
bulletin referred to', it is mow planned to print in 
the Orient each week any changes or additions 
which may be noticed, and all alumni or others 
who may know of such information', are request- 
ed to send the news to the Secretary of the Alum- 
ni, Mr. Gerald G. Wilder. 


The payment of pledges for the Y.M.C.A. 
Friendship Fund is due on next Saturday, Dec. 
15. Shortly after this date the North American 
Student will 1 publish a list of colleges with 
the amounts contributed. In making our pledges 
we did not let Bowdoin fall below the other col- 
leges. Let us maintain the high standard by 
making our payments promptly. Professor Nixon 
is the treasurer of this fund at Bowdoin. Checks 
may be left at the office or given to Professor 
Nixon himself. 


The 1918 Calendar put out by the Senior Class 
is ready for distribution and copies are now on 
sale. The calendar for next year is unusually 
attractive in its handsome leather cover, with 
interesting pictures taken this summer when the 
Maine Heavies were here, forming a new and 
pleasing feature. The calendar also contains 
pictures of the new chapter houses of Beta Chi 
and Phi Theta Upsilon. Copies may be secured 
from Business Manager MacCormick '18 at the 
Delta U. House and Assistant Manager Perkins 
'19 at the Beta House. 

At the fall election of the A.S.B.C, Myron R. 
Grover '19 was chosen football manager for 
the season of 1918, with Tracy S. Wood '20 as 
the assistant manager. 


The. U. Q. Freshmen Society, held its annual 
initiation the fourth of December. The follow- 
ing men from 1921 were taken in: B. W. Atwood, 
F. J. Bingham, C. L. Dodge, P. H. Eames, P. R. 
Lovell, C. B. Morse, R. L. Perkins, W. J. Rich, 
F. A. St. Clair, R. R. Schonland, W. H. Thomp- 
son, A. Thomson, M. J. Wing, and J. C. Wood- 


The embargo on ammunition from the War De- 
partment has delayed the beginning of the activi- 
ties of the Rifle Chib this year. No outdoor 
matches have been held as there appeared to be 
no competitors, but it is hoped that there will be 
indoor matches and possibly the National Indoor 
Intereollegiaires will be held. The ten men who 
obtain the highest averages for the season in 
these matches compose the varsity team. Of the 
ten 'men who made the team last year, mine are 
now in some form of national service, a record 
which is unequalled by any other team of the col- 

The meeting called for Friday, Nov. 23, was 
cancelled because of lack of 'attendance, but an- 
other meeting will be called in the near future, 
and it is hoped that a large number of the stu- 
dents will attend. It is possible that the shoot- 
ing for members of the R.O.T.C., if any is done, 
will have to be carried on by the Rifle Club be- 
cause the government will not issue ammunition 
to the R.O.T.C. units at educational institutions. 


The annual Thanksgiving social was given in 
the Union on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 29, for 
the benefit of the students remaining on the 
campus during the recess. About twenty-five 
students were' present and an equal number of 
young ladies of Brunswick and vicinity under 
the patronage of the ladies of the Faculty and 
Miss Anna Smith. The committee in charge were 
Professor McClean and MacCormick '18. Sev- 
eral members of the Faculty aided in entertain- 
ing and making the afternoon a most enjoyable 

Those attending the social enjoyed informal 
dancing with music furnished' by the Victrola and 
piano, billiards and pool, and cards. Light re- 
freshments were supplied by the patronesses. 



Published every Tuesday of the Collegiate 

Year by The Bowdoin Publishing 


In the Interests of the Students of 


Robert G. Albion, 1918, Editor-in-Chief 

Clyde E. Stevens, 1919, Managing Editor 

department and associate editors 
Philip E. Goodhue, 1920, Alumni 

Stanley M. Gordon, 1920, On the Campus 

Cloyd E. Small, 1920 With the Faculty 

Franklin D. MacCormick, 1918 

Bela W. Norton, 1918 

Gerald S. Joyce, 1918 

Louis W. Doherty, 1919 

Ronald B. Wadsworth, 1920 

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

All communications regarding subscriptions 
should be addressed to the Business Manager of 
the Bowdoin Publishing Co. Subscriptions, $2.00 
per year, in advance. Single copies, 10 cents. 


Gerald S. Joyce, 1918, Business Manager 

Gordon S. Hargraves, 1919, Assistant Manager 
Roy A. Foulke, 1919, Assistant Manager 

Vol. XLV1I. DEC. 11, 19 1 7 No. 22 

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

The Halifax Relief 

When the news came that warm clothing was 
needed 1 in abundance for freezing, shattered Hali- 
fax, Bowdoin's response was quick and 1 generous. 
In the few hours between the arrival of the ap- 
peal and the schedule departure of the special 
relief train, dozens of bundles of overcoats, suits, 
blankets, and the like were carried to the Court 
Room. There, a dozen Bowdoin volunteers ac- 
tively helped the workers of the local Red Cross 
1 their rapid sorting and packing of the articles. 
The cold snap of the night before gave the Col- 

lege a chance to imagine the wrecked city suf- 
fering under the blizzard, and as in the case of 
the Student Friendship War Fund, and other con- 
tributions this year, the College gave on a larger 
scale than ever. There may be many more ap- 
peals to alleviate the war suffering before the 
conflict is over, and the new scale of giving, 
which has been demonstrated this year, surely 
is admirable. 

The Christmas Dance 

With such considerations' as those of Halifax 
in ruins and war suffering so prevalent, it may 
be selfish to consider dancing. Yet war economy 
and the spirit of America in arms does not de- 
mand that those at home give up pleasures alto- 
gether, but that they eliminate -extravagance. 
There are many in college who will be in service 
by another year. Dances may make their mem- 
ory of college pleasanter. There are many who 
are too young or physically unfit to go. They 
deserve a regular college course, and social life 
is a part of the course. We can cut out decora- 
tions, we can have smaller orchestras 1 , and less 
elaborate program®, but these are but accessories 
of the dance. Without extravagance, we can 
still enjoy those functions which mean much in 
a college located as this is. 

The Christmas dance has ever been one of the 
best of the year. The holiday spirit adds life to 
the occasion, and it is usually easier to impart at 
this time than any other. This college dance 
which the Student Council has voted to hold, will 
be the first regular college dance of the season, 
and perhaps the last until Ivy. To be a success, 
it needs the cooperation of the whole college. 
Spare yourself the dismal feeling of loneliness 
which comes to the gallery gods the night of a 
college dance. 

The First War Bulletin 

• Last week appeared a publication unique 
among Bowdoin's 'bulletins. It is the first record 
of the men of Bowdoin who have entered war 
service, and shows that 424 are thus engaged, 
from the Class of 1885, where Dr. Whittier's 
name heads the list, to the generous 1 showing of 
1920. The bulletin reflects credit upon the pains- 
taking work of Mr. Wilder, and though the pre- 
fatory note states that it has been impossible to 
get a complete record-, and requests further in- 
formation, it surely gives the greater part of 
Bowdoin's men in service. There are many men 
high up in the service, colonels, majors, and high 
naval officers; and there are privates in the 
National Army, equally deserving of space in 



the roll of honor. About half of the men in ser- 
vice are holding commissions. There may some 
day he another row of bronze plates in Memorial 
Hall, but until then, these lists, ever increasing, 
•can well serve the College in its application of 
what has been done. With the honor roll comes 
an appeal from the Alumni Council for contribu- 
tions to Bowdoin's share in the maintenance of 
the American University Union in Europe, that 
those who have gone across may still feel the 
influence of the American college. 


At a meeting of the Orient Board last Wed- 
nesday afternoon, it was voted to elect a succes- 
sor to the present editorHin-chief, to fill the va- 
cancy caused by the appointment of Albion '18 to 
the third officers' training camp. Joyce '18 was 
elected unanimously to fill the position until the 
annual election in March, and for the time being, 
be will perform the duties of both editor-in-chief 
and business manager. 

At the same meeting, Cloyd E. Small '20 was 
elected as the Sophomore member of the Board, 
and he will have charge of the Faculty depart- 
ment for the remainder of the volume. 


The annual meeting of the committee on col- 
lege relations was held on Saturday, Nov. 24, in 
the office of the State Superintendent of Schools 
at Augusta. The following members of the com- 
mittee were present : Augustus O. Thomas, State 
Superintendent of Schools ; Josiah W. Taylor, 
State Inspector of High Schools ; Dean Kenneth 
C. M. Sills of Bowdoin; Professor Fred A. 
Knapp of Bates ; Professor H. C. Libby of Colby, 
and Dean J. N. Hart of the University of Maine. 
The topics discussed were the relations of the 
schools and colleges to the wartime conditions, 
the resolutions adopted by the New England Su- 
perintendents 1 ' Association, and the annual re- 
ports of the work of secondary school students in 


Men- desiring to be excused from gymnasium 
work this year must petition the Faculty imme- 

Students who have signed for track are re- 
quired to have previously had a physical exami- 
nation, this fall; otherwise, they will not be al- 
lowed to take up the work. 

Freshmen who are talcing Military Training 
are not allowed to take Physical Training in ad- 

All absences from class "gym' exercises are to 
be made up at the first make-up hour after the 
hour missed. Otherwise full credit will not be 
given for the work made up. The hours for 
make-up work are as follows : Tuesday, 3.30 p. 
m. ; Saturday, 2.30 p. m. 


The winter track work is coming along in good 
shape. In the large squad that is out for the 
various branches of track athletics, there is an 
abundance of good material. Under the direction 
of Coach Magee, the new men are rapidly de- 
veloping and 'the veterans are improving. The 
relay team, Savage, Simomton, Wyman ami 
Cleaves is showing plenty of speed, and the 
weight men, Stewart, Sprague and Lombard are 
bettering their previous records. The relay team 
is to contend in the Boston Athletic Association 
relay meet on February 2. The University of 
Maine is the only other college from Maine 
which has entered a team in this meet. Arrange- 
ments- are being made with Wesleyan, M. I. T._. 
and New Hampshire State for track meets in the 
near future. 

The men who are already out for the winter 
track work are: 1918 — Captain Savage, Blanch- 
ard, Gray, Simionton, Stewart and Wyman ; 
1919 — Caspar, Higgins, Holbrook, Johnson, 
Knight, Leighton, McCarthy, Minot, Sprague 
'and Sullivan; 1920: — Avery, Cleaves*, Cook, 
Crockett, W. Curtis, Dostie, Elltns, Guptill, Hag- 
gerty, Lombard, Look, Mansfield, Mosesi, Pros- 
ser, Rhoads, Robbins, P. Smith, Wanren and 
Zeitler; 1921 — Carpenter, Coburne, Dodge, Gar- 
den, Goodwin, C. Morse, Ostermani, Parent, W. 
Thompson and A. Thomson. 


Trials for the Mandolin Club were held last 
Wednesday and Thursday and the successful 
candidates have been announced. Rehearsals are 
being held regularly and it is expected that the 
club will be up to the high standard of clubs in 
recent years. The Glee Club is also rehearsing 
regularly. The complete roster of the Musical 
Clubs is as follows : Glee Club — First tenors, 
Chase '18, Pierce '18, Albert '19, Lyons '19; sec- 
ond tenors, Harringtoni '18, Stetson '18, McDon^ 
aid '19; first basses, Matthews '18, Simonton '18, 
McGorrill '19, Richan '20; second basses, Joyce 
'18, J. W. Thomas '18, Decker '19, Crossman '20, 
Lindner '20; pianist, Edward '19. Mandolin 
Club — First mandolins, Warren '18, Stearns '18, 
McGorrill '19, Smethurst '19, H. H. Davies '20, 



Sprince '20; second mandolin's, Freese '18, Al- 
bert '19, Leavitt '19, Paul '19, Berry '20, Parent 
'21; mandola, Moore '20; banjo cello, Richan '20; 
cello, Stetson; violin, Howe '21. Moore '20 is 
the reader. 


In times past considerable confusion has been 
noticed in the periodical room of the Library be- 
cause of the fact *hat there 'have been two sep- 
arate alphabets, — one for 'She books on the walls 
and another for those on the projecting shelves. 
This confusing feature has been cleared up now, 
once and for all. During the Thanksgiving re- 
cess the librarian completely .rearranged the 
volumes, placing them so that a single alphabet 
includes both the books on the walls proper and 
those on the projecting shelves. This is a great 
convenience and will surely be appreciated by 
'those who use the Library. 


The Lambda Chapter of Zeta Psi iheld its 
Thanksgiving week dance at the chapter house 
on Monday evening, Nov. 26. Mrs. Hartley C. 
Baxter of Brunswick and Mrs. L. S. Lombard o'f 
South Portland were the patronesses. The dance 
was arranged by Andrew M. Rollins, Jr., '19, 
Oliver G. Hall '20, and Paul H. Eames '21. 

The guests were the Misses Ellen Baxter, Flor- 
ence Lapointe and Marion Harvey of Brunswick ; 
Dorothy Ellms of Auburn; Ruth Latham of 
South Portland ; Gertrude Turtle, Helen Thomp- 
son, Helen Bagley, Katherime Dow and Annette 
Eaton, of Portland; Virginia Paine and Anna 
Morse of Bath. 


Kappa Chapter of Psi Upsilon entertained on 
Tuesday evening, Nov. 27, when about twenty 
couples attended its annual Thanksgiving dance. 
Mrs. Frank W. Lamb of Portland and Miss Belle 
H. Smith of Brunswick were the patronesses. 
John B. Sloggett '18, Leon Leighton, Jr. '19 and 
Henry W. Lamb '20 were the committee of ar- 
rangements. Music for the order of 22 dances 
was by Kelley's Orchestra. 

The guests present included the Misses Eliza- 
beth Nas'h, and Florence Lapointe of Brunswick, 
Mary Davidson of South Berwick, Cornelia Jor- 
dan of Lewis-ton, Dorothy Sewall and Frances 
Moses of Bath, Marion Beck of Augusta, Mar- 
guerite Page of Winter-port, Greta Gulliver of 
Auburn, Virginia MacGowan, Dorothy Mason, 
Cornelia Jackson, Jeanette Marriner, Ruth Mor- 
rell, Marjorie Larrabee and Elizabeth Freeman 
of Portland. 

The Delta Upsilon and Kappa Sigma fraterni- 
ties held a joint dance Tuesday night, Nov. 27, 
at the Delta U. House. Decorations and refresh- 
ments were cut down on account of conditions 
at this time. Music was furnished by the Colo- 
nial Orchestra. Mrs. Joseph S. Stetson, Mrs. Wil- 
liam H. Davis and Mrs. Frank M. Stetson were 
patronesses. The committee in charge consisted 
of MacCormick '18, Stetson '18, Paul '19, Whit- 
comb '19, Hall '20, Whitney '20 and Ryder '21. 
Among the guests were the Misses Esther 
Matthews, Harriet McQuillan, Cecelia Ghristian, 
Beth Neal, and May Moore of Portland; Hor- 
tense Lambert and Dorothy Harvey of Water- 
ville; Phillys Wyman of Bath; Isabel Soutar, 
Doris Berry, Margaret Jordan, Verna Soule, 
Grace Downing, Frances White and Mildred 
Tinker of Auburn; Lucy Harris of Medford, 
Miass. ; Pearl Sadler, Annie Marshall, Lillian 
Marshall, Eveteen Priest, Olive Nutter, Eliza- 
beth Scott, Iva Goodwin, and Helen Colby of 
Brunswick; Ethel Dyer, Margaret Cole, Eleanor 
Templeton, of South Portland; Gertrude Collins 
and Madeleine Collins 1 of Wilton.; Helen Kim- 
ball of Lawrence, Mass. ; Idamae Wotton of 
Rockland; Louise Robinson of Bath; Lucille 
Harris and Marie Brown of Farmington. ; Susan 
Merriam of Yarmouth; and Mary Noyes O'f 


Physical training, required of every man in 
college unless excused by the Faculty, began 
Monday, Dec. 3rd, and, unless otherwise assigned 1 , 
all men will attend their regular class exercises 
in the main gymnasium, on the following days 
and hours: 

1918 — Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 4.30 p. 

1919 — Tuesday, Thursday, at 4.30 p. m., Friday 
at 3.30 p. m. 

1920 — -Monday, Wednesday, Thursday at 3.30 
p. m. 

1921 — Monday, Wednesday, Thursday at 11.30 
a. m. 

Should men have a conflict between Military 
Training and Physical Training, they will be ex- 
pected to attend the former and take a cut in the 
Physical Training, which will be made up at the 
regular ''gym" make-ups. 


(From the Patriotic News Service of the Nation- 
al Committee of Patriotic Societies 1 .) 
The National Committee of Patriotic Societies 


addressed an inquiry a short while ago to Com- ATHLETIC COUNCIL TREASURER'S REPORT 

missioner Daniel C. Roper of the Department of season of 1016-1917 
Internal Revenue as to how the provisions 1 of the 

Act of October 3, 1917, affected the various stu- A .S.B.C. for Football $1200 00 

da* activities in our American colleges. Com- A.S.B.C. for Baseball 1200 00 

missioner Roper had 'the following statement es- A.S.B.C. for Track 1400 00 

pecially prepared for publication in the college A.S.B.C. for Tennis 150 00 

press: A.S.B.C. for Fencing 100 00 

Inquiry has been received relative to the ap- Balance 1915-1916 721 67 

plication of the provisions of the Act of October Loans (1915-17) paid by Baseball Dept. no 00 

3, 1917, imposing tax upon admission's to college Loans (1914-16) paid by Track Dept... 294 15 

athletic, theatrical and other entertainments. The Tennis Association 35 40 

Act exempts from such tax "admissions all the Philadelphia Alumni Athletic Fund .... 73 00 

proceeds of which inure exclusively to the benefit Interest on deposits 14 63 

of religious, educational or charitable institutions, ' 

societies or organizations." $5> 2 9° °5 

As 1 was remarked in a recent statement relat- expenditures 

ing to the same provisions of law, the word "ed- Football Manager $1200 00 

ucational" as used in such connection has been Baseball Manager 1200 00 

given a rather broad construction by the courts. Track Manager 1400 00 

It has been held to include physical and moral as Tennis Manager 150 00 

well as purely intellectual training; and if a Fencing Manager 100 00 

college itself managed the theatrical and other Loan t0 Baseball Dept. from Football 

entertainments and received the proceeds arising Fund 1 00 

therefrom, there would of course be no doubt that Football Manager from Football Fund 955 92 

the exemption applied. However, it is understood Sweater for Coach Magee 5 71 

that, generally speaking, such entertainments are Hockey Rink 18 00 

managed not by the college authorities, but by Dr - F - N. Whittier, Council Postage 90 

student organizations which control the expendi- Balance on deposit 258 32 

ture of the proceeds. Any claim to exemption, ■ 

therefore, must be based upon the contention $5> 2Q S-85 

that the student organizations are themselves ed- Respectfully ! submitted, 

ucational institutions or that the entertainments Paul Nixon, 

which they manage are educational. It is doubt- Treasurer of the Athletic Council. 

less true that college sports tend to arouse inter- O ct - 2I > IQI 7- 

est in physical development and that college the- Audited and found correct, 

atrical and similar entertainments 'have some ed- A. H. MacCormick,^ 

ucational influence, but the same might be said Auditor. 

of professional baseball games, for instance, and Nov. 2, 1917. 

professional theatrical performances, and of 

course there was no intent to exempt the latter MANY COLLEGE MEN IN SERVICE 

or the promoters thereof. After all, the principal „ . . , ., , , 

function of college sports and other college en- , %****<» recently compiled show that nearly 

tertainments would seem to be, as in the case of ^ alf of tlhe college students of New England 

professional sports and after professional enter- have taken U P some kmd of war service " 0ut of 

tainments, to furnish recreation; and there ap- 20 ' 000 . students m the 20 New England colleges 

pears to be no more substantial ground for ex- 5 '* 49 J omtd the , colors immediately and 3,000 

em.ption in one case than in the other went m ' to agriculture and other branches of war 

!(.:„„„ i- 1 iu ij ^.i ,. .r. ,• work. Twenty-two percent of New England 

It is accordingly held that the tax applies to „ ,. . , . ,■ , , , B 

_ j •_ _• __ j j 1 . . ,, ^ college men enlisted immediately when war was 

admissions charged for entrance to college ath- , , , ' 

letic and other entertainments, unless all the pro- ,,,>'. A , , , , ^ , . , 

^=^«. tv,o,o^-c * 11 * j .m. 1 Although the undergraduates of technical 

ceed'= thereof are actually turned over to the col- . , u .. nj , ? j ... , , . 

i<> n . ;^«i( „, *■ ~ -~ t u t,-'- ■ .. , schools were better fatted for munitions and ship 

lege itself, or to some other religious, educational , .,,. , ,- . r ., .„■... -, / 

„,. „i,, n „: < .„,-L,i„ • „ A v .■ • t ■ • .- building work, 16 percent of them did not wait to 

or charitable institution, society or organization. c ■ „ St, ■ . ■ ■ . , , , . . . J - 

J & fanisih their training at school but entered the 

(Signed) E. C. Johnson, Solicitor. service at the declaration: of war. 



mitb tfie jFacultp 

Professor Ham spoke at Livermore Falls, 
Wednesday evening Nov. 28, on his experiences 
in Russia. 

Among the speakers at the Hebron Academy 
football banquet at Hebron last Friday were 
Professor Nixon and Coach Magee. 

Professor Nixon had an article in the Yale 
Nezvs of Nov. 17, on "The Colleges in Time of 

The statement in the newspapers about Presi- 
dent Thomas of Middlebury and students of the 
college chopping wood, calls attention to Pro- 
fessor Hutahins and his' wood cutting squad 
which has been busy for several weeks. 

Professor Burnett was the Four Minute speak- 
er at the Pastime Saturday evening, and 1 Profes- 
sor Mitchell spoke last night. The national or- 
ganization represented by the local speakers com- 
prises over 15,000 men. The topic now being 
treated is the importance of ascertaining truth, 
and of circulating nothing but the truth about 
the war. 

Professor Mitchell entertained the Town and 
College Club last Friday evening. 

Dean Sills was recently appointed a member of 
the State Committee on War Savings. This com- 
mittee has to do with the sale of the War Savings 
and Thrift Stamps, fifteen million dollars worth 
of which are expected to be sold in Maine during 
the coming year. 

Professor and Mrs. Burnett spent Thanksgiv- 
ing in Portland and attended the wedding of Har- 
old E. Verrill '15 and Miss Katherine B. Hall in 
the evening. 

fl>n t&e Campus 

Hill, Medic '21, left college last week to spend 
a few days at home before reporting at Camp 
Devens with the last quota of the first draft. 

Roy B. Colby, who was for' several years the 
letter carrier for the dormitories and several 
fraternity houses, enlisted in the Quartermaster's 
Corps at Portland recently, and has exchanged 
his uniform of gray for one of olive drab color. 

Fencing practice 'has started under the direc- 
tion of Manager Hargraves. 

Uniforms were issued to the members of the 
Bowdoin Naval Reserve Training Unit last week. 

Mr. A. H. Wilson of New York City, the sec- 
retary of the National Interfraternity Confer- 
ence, was a visitor on the campus recently. 

Blake '18 and Warren '18, who had teaching 

positions in preparatory schools at Farmington 
and Richmond, respectively, for a few weeks 
previous to the Thanksgiving recess, have re- 
turned to college' to finish their courses. 

Hart '16 and HurMm, ex-'i8, were on the cam- 
pus last week. 

John M. McGrath, medic.-'2i, sprang a sur- 
prise upon his college friends recently when he 
married Miss Florence E. Farwell of South Port- 
land. McGrath is now located as a chemist in 
New Jersey. 

Owing to the strict economy now being prac- 
ticed by the Postoffice Department, the mail is 
collected from the boxes at the Maine Central 
station much less frequently than heretofore. 
The only times that the boxes are opened regu- 
larly now are at 1.30 o'clock in the afternoon and 
for the two main-line midnight trains. All let- 
ters for offices on the Lewistonj and Rockland 
branches must now be mailed at the postoffice 
down-town before eleven o'clock if they are to 
leave Brunswick on the midnight trains. 

Ait a meeting of the Bugle Board last Tuesday 
night, departmental editors were appointed, each 
member of the board being made responsible for 
a certain section of the yearbook. 

The Junior class will have a meeting this even- 
ing for their annual election. Ivy Day parts will 
be chosen at this time as well as the class officers. 

It is planned to incorporate in this year's Bugle, 
the group pictures of the members of every fra- 
ternity on the campus, and the several societies 
are urged to have these pictures taken as soon 
as possible, before their membership is too great- 
ly depleted by men being called into government 

The usual number of students remained on the 
campus over the Thanksgiving recess. 

During the past fortnight a large number of 
Bowdoin men who have recently received their 
commissions in the United States Army, have 
been visitors on the campus. 



Junior class meeting. 
Sophomore-Freshman debate. 


8.15 P. m. "Beyond the Arctic Circle," by Mac- 
Millan '98 at Town Hall under the auspices 
of the Saturday Club. 


1.00 p. m. Musical Club picture at Webber's. 


Last day of payment of Y. M. C. A. Friendship 
Fund pledges. 




Fraternity dance, Alpha Delta Phi. 


'68 Prize speaking contest in Memorial Hall. 
Fraternity dances — Delta Kappa Epsilon, Theta 
Delta Chi, and Beta Chi. 


Christmas dance in the Union. 


12.30 p. m. Christmas vacation begins. 


8.20 a. m. College re-opens. 


Third Reserve Officers' Training Camp opens at 
Camp Devens. 

alumni Jftotes 

'91 — Otto C. Scales, a prominent Boston law- 
yer, died Nov. 12 in Wilton, aged 49. He had 
been in Wilton, his boyhood home, since April, 
hoping that the clear, mountain air would be 
beneficial for his nervous prostration. 

'95 — Hon. William M. Ingraham, until recent- 
ly Assistant Secretary of War, has been appoint- 
ed surveyor of the port of Portland, of which 
city he is a former mayor. 

'99 — Winford H. Smith, was asked in March, 
1916, by the Surgeon General of the Army and 
the Director General of Military Relief of the 
American Red Cross to organize at the Johns 
Hopkins Hospital a military base hospital of a 
capacity of 500 beds. This he did, and was him- 
self the director and commanding officer of this 
organization and expected to go with it when it 
was called into service. 

In April of this year he was appointed a mem- 
ber of the General Medical Board of the Council 
of National Defense and was chairman of the 
hospital committee and a member of the commit- 
tee, on medical schools. The hospital committee 
attempted to be of assistance to the army by ad- 
vice and suggestion and to make such recommen- 
dations as would both serve the Government and 
at the same time .safeguard the civil hospitals 
and the civil population. The same was true of. 
the medical school committee. 

In May he was detached from the base hos- 
pital which he had organized, and 1 ordered to ac- 
tive duty at headquarters in Washington on the 
staff of 'the Surgeon General of the army. He 
remained on duty there until Colonel J. R. Kean, 
Director General of Military Relief of the Red 
Cross, was ordered to France. At the request of 
the War Council of the Red Cross he was then 
ordered to duty with the Red Cross and was 

made Director General of Military Relief. He 
was on duty there during the months of July, 
August and September, 1917. During this time 
he was assisting in the reorganliation and was 
handling the numerous questions pertaining to 
relief in foreign countries and at home and was 
supervising the organization of base hospitals, 
hospital units and ambulance companies'. 

The latter part of September he was recalled 
by the Surgeon General to duty in his office and 
has since been and is now acting as assistant to 
Colonel J. D. Glennan, Chief of the Hospital Di- 
vision. In this division are handled all questions 
of hospital organization and construction, both 
for this country and France. All military hos- 
pitals, base hospitals', evacuation hospitals, ambu- 
lance companies and hospitals for the camps in 
the United States are handled in this division. 
Hospital trains and hospital ships are also organ- 
ized here. Some idea of the work of this divi- 
sion may be gathered from Dr. Smith's statement 
that experience has Shown in this war that an 
army of a million men requires hospitals of suf- 
ficient number to provide about 300,000 beds ; in 
other words, about 250 or 300 hospitals: The 
staff of one of these hospitals is composed of 35 
medical officers, 100 nurses and 200 enlisted men. 

'99 — Hon. Wallace H. White, Jr., of Lewiston, 
Congressman from the Second Maine District, 
and Mrs. Nina L. Lunn of Auburn, were united 
■in marriage Nov. 1 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. 
Garret A. Hobart at Paterson, N. J. 

Congressman White has been in politics for 
about ten years. In 1908 he was a candidate for 
mayor of Lewiston. Later he ran for county at- 
torney of Androscoggin County. He served on 
the Common Council from his ward and on his 
second run for mayor, so reduced the Demo- 
cratic plurality that Republicans in, the Second 
District were convinced that he was the logical 
candidate for Congress. He was nominated and 
elected, succeeding Hon. D. J. McGillicuddy '81 
of Lewiston. 

Congressman and Mrs. White will live at 2029 
Connecticut Avenue, Washington, while Congress 
sits this winter. They plan to make their perma- 
nent home in Lewiston. 

'00 — Rev. Elbert B. Holmes is 1 to become rec- 
tor of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Middle- 
bury, Vt., the seat of Middlebury College. 

He graduated from, the General Theological 
Seminary, New York, in 1905. He then became 
assistant in St. Luke's, Portland, and has served 
as rector in Fort Fairfield and Sanford. 

'04 — Rev. Chester B. Emerson, for some years 
pastor of the First Parish Congregational 


Church, Saco, and now a Detroit, Midi., pastor, 
has been granted a six months' leave of absence 
and will sail for France Jan. I, where he will 
preach to the U. S. soldiers in camp. 

'08 — Frederick L. Pennell has been admitted to 
the New York City bar. Since February he has 
worked with the law firm of Burlingham, Mont- 
gomery and Beecher. 

Ex.-' 10 — Sergeant Harold S. Small, for one 
year a member of the class of 1910, was the first 
former student of Bowdoin to die in service. He 
died of pneumonia at Camp Greene, Charlotte, 
N. C. 

'12 — Mr. and Mrs 1 . Benjamin Riggs of Portland 
are to live in Washington, D. C, where Mr. 
Riggs has a position in the War Department. 
The young couple were married in August. Mrs. 
Riggs was Margaret Mitchell of Portland. 

'12 — Rev. Carl D. Skillin and Miss Viola M. 
Rose, daughter of Mrs. Minard M. Banks of En- 
field, Mass., were married Nov. 2, in Hancock, 
N. H. 

Mr. Skillin, a graduate of the Hartford Theo- 
logical Seminary, is pastor of the Hancock Con- 
gregational Church. 

'12 — Dr. Frank A. Smith who recenlty assisted 
in coaching the Bowdoin football team, is now in 
Boston with his young wife, whom he won in a 
war hospital in France. Dr. Smith has lately 
re-enlisted in the Canadian Medical Corps. 

'12 — A. Donald Weston of Mechanic Falls and 
Hilda Eileen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George 
D. Bridgham of Mechanic Falls, were married on 
Oct. 27. Chester G. Abbott '13 of Portland was 
best man, and Gordon P. Floyd '15 was an usher. 

'13 — The engagement, is announced of Benja- 
min D. Holt of Portland and Anne, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Payson of Portland. 

'13 — Alfred H. Sweet is an assistant professor 
of English History in Cornell for the year 1917- 

Gifts of Leather, Bowdoin 

Jewelry, Scarfs, Gloves 

Neckties at the 

J. A. SLOCUM CO. College Shop 



FOR 1918" 

Is Better Than Ever 

It Makes a Useful and 

Distinctive Christmas 



Leather Covered, and Full of 

Fine Pictures-it is well worth 

the price, $1.25 

Mail Orders Promptly Filled 

F. D. MacCormick ' 1 8, Mgr. 
S.I.Perkins '19, Asst. Mgr. 




NO. 23 


The annual Christmas dance will be held in the 
gymnasium on Friday evening, Dec. 21. Danc- 
ing will commence promptly at 8.00. The man- 
agement announces that dance orders will be on 
sale in the manager's room on Wednesday, Dec. 
19, from 1.30 to 3.30. The price will be $2.50 
per couple. The committee in charge consists of 
Pendleton '18, chairman, Warren 18, Grover '19, 
McPartland '20, and W. H. Thompson '21. 


Last Tuesday evening the Junior elections 
were held in the Union. Following is a 
list of the officers chosen : — ■ 

President, Myron R. Grover. 

Vice-President, C. Myron Sprague. 

Secretary, Robert H. Haynes. 

Treasurer, Eben M. Whitconrb. 

Marshal, Albin R. Caspar. 

Orator, John W. Coburn. 

Poet, William Angus. 

Chaplain, Milton, M. McGorrill. 

Odist, Donald McDonald. 

Ivy Day Committee, E. Shepley Paul, 2nd, 
chairman, Gordon S. Hargraves, William F. 
Martin, Stephen I. Perkins, Andrew M. Rollins 
and Benjamin M. Smethurst. 

The popular man was also elected, but his 
name will not be made public until Ivy Day. 
Louis O. Smith was elected to the Bugle Board 
as the non-fraternity representative, succeeding 
John R. Gardner, who transferred to Harvard 
this year. 


Practically the entire Senior and Junior 
classes of the' Bowdoin Medical School, now pur- 
suing studies in Portland, were enrolled Friday 
morning in the Medical Corps, U.S.N.R.F., by 
Lieut. C. E. Fogg, assistant surgeon. The re- 
cruits will be allowed to continue their studies 
in medicine and after graduation probably will 
be commissioned as assistant surgeons with the 
rank of lieutenants. The medical students en- 
rolled Friday morning are Norman B. Dresser, 
Ro'Swell E. Hubbard, James C. Kimball, Bernard 
L. Toothaker, Floyd O. Matthews!, F. Melville 

King, Thomas H. Taber, H. Everett Allen, 
Henry L. Dyer, Dennis S. O'Connor, Norman H. 
Nickerson, and Allen G. Ireland. 


At the annual election of the Quill Board last 
Saturday, the following men were elected to the 
Board: Minot '19, Pearson '19, Goodhue '20, Gor- 
don '20, and R. W. Morse '21. 

By a two to one decision', the Freshman team 
defeated 'the Sophomores 1 on the question: "Re- 
solved: That the belligerent nations should hold 
a peace conference in accordance with the plan 
suggested by Dr. C. W. Eliot." The debate was 
held Wednesday evening, December 12, in the de- 
bating room in Hubbard Hall and was well at- 
tended by lower classmen. 

The Sophomore team supported the affirmative, 
the Freshmen taking the negative of the ques- 
tion. The teams were composed of Moore, Gor- 
don and Taylor for the Sophomores and Nixon 1 , 
Young, and Helson for the Freshmen. Foulke 
'19 coached the affirmative team and Coburn '19, 
the negative team. 

The judges were Hon. G. A. Howe, Rev. R. R. 
Gilson, and Mr. Cochran. Paul '19, president of 
the Debating Council, presided. 


There will be a meeting of the Rifle Club on 
Monday, January 7th. It is not known where the 
meeting will be held but notice will be posted 
later. Since several officers are to be elected and 
the program for the entire season is to be con^ 
sidered, it is very desirable that every member 
should be present. 

It seems certain that the R.O.T.C. will be un- 
able to hold rifle practice this year because of the 
inability to procure ammunition, and the only op- 
portunity for a man to obtain this practice will 
be in the Rifle Club. 


Donald Baxter MacMillan '98, visited Bruns- 
wick last Wednesday evening for the first time 
since his return from his four years' sojourn in 


the Arctic and' appearing under the auspices of 
the Saturday Club, delighted one of the largest 
audiences that the Brunswick Town Hall has had 
in many years, with his story of Four Years at 
Eta-h, North Greenland. Mr. MacMillan told in 
story form the tale of those four years amid 
Arctic snows and ice, omitting all scientific and 
technical description, except such as were abso- 
lutely necessary. He told in a most entertain- 
ing way the story of his quest for Crocker Land, 
which proved to be a mirage; of his journeys 
over shifting ice and mountainous peaks ; of the 
family life o.f the Esquimo ; of the establishment 
of winter quarters at Etah ; of hunting the polar 
bear and other northern game ; and of many 
other features, each of which proved of absorb- 
ing interest. 

Mr. MacMillan was introduced by Professor 
Mitchell, who spoke of the explorer as the stu- 
dent who made it necessary for the Faculty to 
pas9 a rule to the effect that it would be consid- 
ered a serious breach of college discipline for any 
student to climb the spires of the Chapel, the rule 
being passed after MacMillan had in broad day- 
light climbed the length of the lightning rod and 
placed his hat on its tip. 

Thursday morning Mr. MacMillan addressed 
the students of the College at the chapel exer- 
cises and presented the College with the Bowdoin 
flag which he carried throughout his four years' 

so many of the Bowdoin alumni in and about 
Boston have entered the service of their country. 


The taking of Jerusalem by the British re- 
minded one of the members of the Faculty, who 
was in Palestine in 1913, of an interesting proph- 
ecy made by Prince Joachim, the youngest son of 
the Kaiser. On the boat leaving Joppa there 
were only a few first class passengers, among 
them the prince. There was a discussion, of the 
flagrant misrules of the young Turks* in Pales- 
tine. A Philadelphia lady turned to the prince 
and said, "When you get home to Berlin, tell 
your father to send twenty thousand good Ger- 
man troops to Palestine and give it some sort of 
decent government and rule." The prince 
shrugged his shoulders and replied, "But ze Eng- 
lish would be there first." 


Freese '18, manager of the Musical Clubs, has 
received a letter from the secretary of the Bow- 
doin Club of Boston' stating that it has been de- 
cided not to attempt a concert by the Musical 
Clubs in Boston this winter. It has been con- 
sidered unwise to hold the concert inasmuch as 


By Henry P. Davidson, Chairman of the War 
Council of the American Red Cross 
An appeal to the men of our colleges and uni- 
versities to throw their energies into the winning 
of this war — which we are pledged to wage till 
"justice and mercy" prevail among the nations of 
the earth — would savor of the gratuitous. From 
our colleges and universities have gone forth 
thousands — thousands 1 of our best physically and 
mentally. Our student ranks throughout the 
country are riddled. 

But many — no less eager to go over- there than 
those who have been accepted 1 — have been com- 
pelled to stay at home. To these I offer this 
suggestion: there are forms of service other than 
than on the battlefield, on the sea or under it or 
in the air. At this time the most important form 
of auxiliary service I believe to be cooperation 
with the American Red Cross. Such coopera- 
tion can be effected best through membership ; 
and all those who by reason of sex. age or phy- 
sical disability are prevented from going to the 
front, are being urged to join during the Christ- 
mas membership campaign starting December 16 
and ending Christmas eve. In that week the Red 
Cross hopes — and confidently expects — to get ten 
million new members' — at least. 

Here is service that some of those who have 
been compelled to stay behind may have looked 
upon as of only incidental importance or as sole- 
ly woman's work. It is neither. The Red Cross 
is the "arm}- behind the army and the navy be- 
hind the navy." It watches over and ministers 
to our fighting men at all times and in all places. 
At every point it is the necessary supplement of 
our government in the care of our men in active 
service. Not only this, but it performs a serv- 
ice unattempted by government — the relief of the 
suffering of the civilian population. 

Vital as these functions are, however, the 
Christmas membership is being conducted for 
the purpose of showing the man who is fighting 
that the men, women and children he is fightnig 
for are solidly, aggressively back of him : that 
the morale of the folks at home is as high as the 
morale of the fighter in the field; and that their 
purpose is as patriotic and their determination as 
deep as his. Ten million new members added to 
the five million present members of the Ameri- 
can Red Cross will not leave a doubting United 
States fighting man — nor a doubting enemy. 
The collece student can be a big aid to us in 


enrolling these new members. He is going home 
for his Christmas holidays — holidays that in 
thousands of families mean sadness because of 
the absence of loved ones iin camp or at the 
front. If 'he will enter into the spirit of the 
Red Cross Christmas, if 'he will give part of his 
vacation to active service in the Red Cross mem- 
bership drive, he will find that he has served his 
country — and himself — profitably and patriotical- 

Since the list of Bowdoin men engaged in the 
war service of the Allies was issued' on Nov. 
20th, a number of additions and changes have 
been noticed, as is natural in any list of the sort. 
The Orient 'this week publishes the first changes 
in the Roll of Honor as published by the College, 
as follows : 


M-'gS — Elbridge G. A. Stetson, 1st Lieut., 

Ex. Medic-'o5 — Angier C Merriman, Capi., 
27th Co.. C.A.C. 

•<_4 — Tigroid C Trott, Y.M.C.A., Camp Devens, 

'06— Albert H. Staples, 1st Lieut, (Dental;, 

'11 — Donald A. Redfern, Y.M.C.A., Russia. 

'15 — Otto R. Folsom-Tones, Aviation Corps, 
Houston, Tex. 

Frank S. Roberts, 3rd Me. Inf. 

'17— Henry W. Owen, U.S.A.A.C, Allentown, 

Ex-' r8— William L. Berryman, U.S.A.A.C, 
Allemtown, Pa. 

Ex-'2o— Orett F. Robinson, Cook, U.S.N.R.F. 

'20 — David W. White, Seaman, U.S.N., Bump- 
kin Island Sta., R. I. 


'95— C. S. Christie. Capt, M.R.C, F. Hosp. 
332, 83rd Div., Camp Sherman, O. 

'c6 — P. F. Chapman, Lieut., 3rd Me. Inf. 

'09— R. M. Pennell, Sergt. Maj, C.A.C, Fort 
McKinley, Me. 

'13— B. E. Moulton, Lieut., (Med.), U.S.N., 
Portsmouth Navy Yard. 

'14 — T- O. Tarbox, 2nd Lieut., 45th Inf. 

'15— P. W. Porritt, Sec. 582, U.S.A.A.C, Al- 
lentown, Pa. 

Ex-'i5 — C F. Houghton, Capt., 2nd Cav., Fort 
Ethan Allen, Vt. 

'17 — G. E. Greeley, U.S.A.A.C, France. 

F. E. Noyes, 2nd Lieut., 2nd Cav., Fort Ethan 
Allen, Vt. 

D. S. Peacock, U.S.A.A.C, Allentown, Pa. 

D. W. True, U.S.A.A.C, Allentown, Pa. 

'18 — G. Farmer, Corp., 21st Co., C.A.C, Wa- 
tertown, Mass. 

'20 — J. L. Badger, Harv. Radio Sch. 

N. H. Foster, 29th Co., C.A.C, Fort Baldwin, 

M. H. Smith, Corp., 26th Co., C.A.C. 

M-'94— W. L. Haskell, Major, M.R.C. 

Medical Faculty — G. M. Elliott, Major, 
M.R.C, 3rd Me. Inf. 


The Student Council met Monday evening to 
make nominations to fill the vacancies caused by 
the resignations of Robert G. Albion '18, Bela 
W. Norton '18, and Franklin D. MacCormick '18, 
who have been appointed to the next officers' 
training camp, and of A. Shirley Gray '18 of 
Portland, who has been called for service in the 
aviation department. 

The council elected as its new officers John B. 
Matthews '18, president; Willard A. Savage '18, 
vice-president, and Manfred L. Warren '18, sec- 

It was voted to hold a special election Tues- 
day, Dec. 18, at which time the following candi- 
dates will be voted upon : Student Council, four 
to be elected: O. L. Hamlin '18, Parker '18, Si- 
monton '18, Sloggett '18, Stearns '18, Stewart 
'18, B. A. Thomas '18, J. W. Thomas '18. Wy- 
man '18, and Young '18. 

Athletic Council, two to be elected : Pendleton 
'18, Savage '18, Stewart '18, and Wyman '18. 

Governing Board of Bowdoin Union, two \o 
be elected: O. L. Hamlin '18, Murch '18, and 
Reynolds '18. 

Y.M.C.A. president and vice-president : Co- 
burn '19, and Higgins '19. 

Y.M.C.A. treasurer: Crossman '20, and Den- 
nett '20. 


"You are called into this great service of your 
country not only for the purpose of maintaining 
the ideals for which America has always stood — 
democracy and freedom', and to keep the torch of 
Liberty burning throughout the world — but also 
for this more immediate object, the protection of 
our national rights and the democratic institu- 
tions handed down to us as the result of the 
valor and blood of our ancestors. Those are the 
things for which you fight." 

From Secretary McAdoo's Address to Men of 
the National Army. 



Published every Tuesday of the Collegiate 

Year by The Bowdoin Publishing 


In the Interests of the Students of 


Robert G. Albion, 1918, Editor-in-Chief 

Clyde E. Stevens, 1919, Managing Editor 


Philip E. Goodhue, 1920, Alumni 

Stanley M. Gordon, 1920, On the Campus 

Cloyd E. Small, 1920 With the Faculty 

Franklin D. MacCormick, 1918 

Bela W. Norton, 1918 

Gerald S. Joyce, 1918 

Louis W. Doherty, 1919 

Ronald B. Wadsworth, 1920 

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

All communications regarding subscriptions 
should be addressed to the Business Manager of 
the Bowdoin Publishing Co. Subscriptions, $2.00 
per year, in advance. Single copies, 10 cents. 


Gerald S. Joyce, 1918, Business Manager 

Gordon S. Hargraves, 1919, Assistant Manager 
Roy A. Foulke, 1919, Assistant Manager 

Vol. XLV1I. DEC. 18, 191 7 No. 23 

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

This Afternoon's Election 

Our student affairs, like those of democrcay in 
general, are largely administered by individuals 
chosen in popular election. Many evils which at- 
tend the politics of city, state, and nation are 
present in the politics of the campus. Great 
among these is indifference. The mass gives 
over its voice in the government to the few who 
are interested, without regard to whether those 
few are efficient. Thus cities and states are 
often plundered, and college activities often mis- 
erably mismanaged. Only half the college turned 

out for the last election, yet the whole campus 
complains if the men chosen do not properly ex- 
ercise their functions. And of the half Who do 
vote in a general election, many do so with no 
knowledge of the ability of the candidates. 

This afternoon, there will be an election made 
necessary by the leaving of four seniors for na- 
tional 1 service. Vacancies are left in the Student 
Council, the Athletic Council, the Y.M.C.A and 
the Union Governing Board. These four bodies 
have much to do with running the affairs of the 
campus, so that their personnel should be con- 
ered carefully. The Student Council has nomi- 
nated the men whom it deems best fitted to carry 
on in the places left vacant. But not all the jiom- 
inees are of the same calibre, and it is for each 
student to decide which men will be' most efficient. 
Unless eadh roan does this duty carefully, it 
were better that the Student Council become an 
autocratic body and elect the men without regard 
to the will of the campus.. This would result in 
greater efficiency unless more interest is shown. 

Before you go to vote this afternoon, look over 
the list of nominations. Consider what each man 
has done in college, and consider what his quali- 
fications are for a place on a council. Good 
fellowship is not the prime essential, but that 
combined with leadership, should make a man 
eligible. Some men are far better posted on 
what is going on at Bowdoin than others. They 
make good members. The fact that a man is a 
fraternity brother does not ipso facto make him 
the one to pick. Look over the list again, pick 
your men carefully, and get as many out to the 
polls as you can. 

A Memorable Year 

When we assemble again, the year 1917 will 
have become a memory. Years hence, it will 
doubtless be a vivid memory, for who has not 
felt this year that more is happening in a week 
of this year than in an ordinary month ? Surely, 
the Bowdoin of five years ago was not subjected 
to the same conditions which we have undergone 
this year. In retrospect, we see certain events 
in bold relief, and countless smaller events, any 
one of which would have seemed great at any 
other time. There was Good Friday, that day 
when we became a belligerent nation; there were 
the results upon the campus ; the men leaving for 
the navy, the founding of the R.O.T.C, the re- 
turning of our friends in uniform, and our daily 
watching with new interest of the progress of 
our army. Then there was the death in late 
June which removed from the college its great 
leader, and the rising of a new leader to carry 



on 'his work. There have 'been the depleted 
numbers on the campus, the contributions to va- 
ried causes at a rate unheard of in peace time, 
the introduction of war economies, and an at- 
mosphere which is beginning to be charged with 
the spirit of the world war. All this the Bowdoin 
of December 1916 had yet to learn. Perhaps the 
Bowdoin of December 1918 will have learned 
much more — a deeper realization of war when 
casualty lists arrive, and when military service 
makes further inroads upon our numbers. 
Truly we have lived through a wonderful year, 
and it is right that we should occasionally con- 
sider the magnitude of the times in which we are 
living, rather than look back years hence with 
regret that we had not appreciated them. 

MacMillan and the Flag 

Bowdoin was doubly grateful last week be- 
cause of the visit of Donald B. MacMillan '98. 
First of all, we were heartily glad to have our 
distinguished Arctic explorer hack here once 
more to tell us of his experiences. A year ago 
many of us believed that the Crocker Land Ex- 
pedition had succumbed to the terrific odds 
against it. To know that Crocker Land is only 
a mirage, is to know that a Bowdoin man braved 
ithe Arctic in order to increase the world's 
knowledge of that region. 

In the second place, Bowdoin was very grate- 
ful to Mr. MacMillan for the small black and 
white silk pennant which he presented to the 
growing Arctic collection. This flag he carried 
with him over more than eight thousand miles of 
ice and snow, in the region of Etah. Who 
among us can ever fully appreciate all that that 
flag represents Love of Alma Mater, devotion 
to ideals, four of the best years of a man's life 
spent in a rigorous environment, these will be 
forever bound up in its very fabric. 

May the spirit of the Bowdoin explorers never 
die ! It stands for vision, patience, resoluteness, 
endurance and success. G. S. J. 


Last Sunday evening's talk was given in the 
Church on the Hill by Professor Gross. His 
subject was "The Birds of Maine." Professor 
Gross gave a very interesting and instructive 
lecture aided by stereopticon slides. 

The date for the admission of college men to 
the Church on the Hill has been set for the Sun- 
day after the Christmas vacation. Quite a num- 
ber of men are planning to enter at that time. 
Blank certificates of admission may be obtained 
from Professor Burnett. 

Under the direction of the Bowdoin Y.M.C.A., 
a Boy Scout troop has been organized at Pejep- 
scot Mills. Dennett '20 and Longren '19 are in 
charge of the work. The meetings are held on 
Wednesday of each week. They alternate be- 
tween an evening meeting and an outdoor hike 
or other diversion. The troop, which includes 18 
members, is conducted largely along military 
lines combined with work in Woodcraft. 


Alden, Percy. Four months in America. Con- 
temporary Review, November, pp. 481-8. 

Annals of the American Academy for Novem- 
ber has the title The World's Food, and treats the 
subject from many points of view. 

Baskerville, Charles. Our chemical industries. 
Review of Reviews, November, pp. 512-14. 

Breshkovsky, Catherine. A message to Amer- 
ica. Outlook, November 21, p. 461. 

Brooks, Sydney. Problem of Alsace-Lorraine. 
North American Review, November, pp. 695-704. 

Finding out what's in a soldier's head. Survey, 
November 17, p. 174. 

Freeman, L. R. Italy's industrial effort. In- 
dustrial Management, November, pp. 166-71. 

German raiders which put out to sea without 
crews. Scientific American, Nov 24, pp. 377, 


Germany's new pill-box fighting methods. Lit- 
erary Digest, November 24, pp. 72-3, 75. 

Gosse, Edmund. Some soldier poets. Edin- 
burgh Review, October, pp. 296-316. 

Ismail Kemal Bey. Armenia and the Armen- 
ians. Fortnightly Revieiv, October, pp. 494-509. 

Kellogg, Vernon. Feeding Belgium by way of 
canals. World's Work, November, pp. 92-8. 

Library war service. Library Journal, Novem- 
ber, pp. 875-82. 

McDonald, D. B. Arabia. Nation, November 

Price of victory. New Republic, November 
10, pp. 32-4. 

Steed, H. W. What is Austria? Edinburgh 
Revieiv, October, pp. 364-85. 

Vallard, O. G. Laurier versus Borden. Nation, 
November 22, pp. 559-61. 

Wilson, Woodrow. We must stand together. 
(Address to the American Federation of Labor). 
Independent, November 24, p. 377. — Wellesley 


Among the new books at the Library are : "The 
Dwelling Place of Light," by Winston Churchill; 
"Where Your Treasure Is," by Holman Day; 


"His Family," by Ernest Poole ; a new edition of 
"In Colonial Days," by Hawthorne; "Son of the 
Middle Border," by Hamlin Garland ; "In Viking- 
Land," by W. S. Monroe, and "Guatemala and 
Her People," by N. O. Winter. 

1910-1911 — Rev. Samuel Valentine Cole, D.D. 


'18 '19 '20 '21 Spe. 

Alpha Delta Phi House 1 4 6 o 1 

Psi Upsilon House .... 3 5 5 o 
Delta Kappa Epsilon 

House 1 7 6 3 o 

Zeta Psi House 1 6 3 1 

Theta Delta Chi House 3 4 10 2 

Delta Upsilon House . . 4 6 5 2 o 

Kappa Sigma House . . 3 4 5 2 
Beta Theta Pi House 36621 

Beta Chi House 4 3 6 1 o 

Phi Theta Upsilon 

House 5 5 6 1 o 

South Winthrop 1 7 3 5 2 

North Maine 4 1 8 18 o 

South Maine 1 5 10 12 o 

North Appleron 3 o 621 1 

SouA Appleton 4 1 2 20 2 

Private Homes 7 2 3 n o 

At Home 33290 

Out of Town 1 3 5 3 

In Absentia 1 o o o 






S3 72 98 113 7 343 
Per cent, in fraternities 52.8, 69.4, 60.2, 12.3, 
28.5, 44.6. 

Number in fraternities 28, 50, 59, 14, 2, 153. 
Per cent, in dormitories 24.5, 19.4, 29.5, 67.2, 

71-4. 39-9- 

Number in dormitories 13, 14, 29, 76, 5, 137. 

Per cent, not in residence 22.6, 11.1, 10.2, 20.3, 
00.0, 15.4. 

Number not in residence 12, 8, 10, 23, o, 53. 


For the first time since fhe Annie Talbot Cole 
Lectures have been held, this year the lecturer 
was a lady, Miss Agnes Repplier, Litt.D. Two of 
the lecturers have received degrees from Bow- 
doin: Rev. Samuel Valentine Cole, D.D., LL.D., 
is a member of the class of 1874, and Professor 
Bliss Perry, L.H.D., Litt.D., LL.D., received the 
degree of Litt.D. from B'owdoin in 1904. 

Following is a list of the lecturers from 1907 
to 1917: 

1907-1908 — Professor George Herbert Palmer. 
Litt.D., LL.D., L.H.D. 

1908-1909 — Rev. Charles A. Dinsmore. 

1909-1910 — 'Hon. Samuel W. MeCal'l, LL.D. 




19 14 




191 7 

-1912 — Professor Bliss Perry, L.H.D., 

, LL.D. 

-1913 — Professor George Edward Wood- 

Litt.D., LL.D. ■ 

-1914 — Alfred Noyes', Litt.D. 

-1915 — Professor George Herbert Palmer, 

LL.D., L.H.D. 
-1916 — Professor Felix Emanuel Sahelling, 

Litt.D., LL.D. 

1917 — Professor William Lyon Phelps, 

1918 — Miss Agnes Repplier, Litt.D. 


There has been a current feeling about the 
campus among those who are under age in the 
lower classes, to forsake their pursuit of learning 
and recklessly enlist in some branch of the ser- 
vice. Doubtless this is due to fhe fact that here 
on the campus there is perhaps a stronger senti- 
ment for putting on the uniform than in the civic 
centers 1 of the State. Here we have no business 
cares to worry about ; there is nothnig that will 
suffer readjustment if we leave ; the University 
will pursue its normal course as though nothing 
had happened. Hence the wave of patriotism 
that has permeated the being of everyone. 

But is this attitude among us a really patriotic 
one? It is true the nation needs fighters and 
troops to go overseas. But it is getting them. It 
has provided an effective means and it is secur- 
ing results. Those who have been designated 
for this part of the work have responded, sadly, 
perhaps, but willingly. But there is more to the 

It is to the University-trained men that the na- 
tion will look to carry out another important 
phase of this disturbance — the reconstruction. 
These men they are holding in reserve now by 
providing for a continuation of their education. 
If these students are to ignore this plan of the 
government's and choose another field in which 
to give their "bit" are they helping where they 
could be of most value? 

The problem, of course, is for the individual 
himself to solve. No one onlooker or observer 
can say, "You should do this or that," for each 
man knows his own capabilities best. But it be- 
hooves each one before taking the jump to ask 
himself, "Am I going into this whole-heartedly : 
can I be of best aid in what I am doing?" If he 
is doubtful he had better not make the change. — 
Daily Calif ornian. 



mitb t&e JFacuItp 

Dean Sills attended a meeting of the New Eng- 
land Red Cross in Boston on last Friday. 

Professor Files was one of the speakers at the 
annual meeting of the Maine Automobile Asso- 
ciation, which was held in Auburn last week. 

Dean Sills and Professsor Nixon attended a 

meeting of the State of Maine Committee on 

Public Safety at Augusta on Monday. Professor 

Tixon is assistant executive secretary of the 


Professor Davis spoke before the scholars of 
the Brunswick High School Friday morning in 
the interest of the Bowdoin Interscholastic De- 
bating League. 

Professor Mitchell was the speaker at a meet- 
ing of the Parent-Teachers' Association of Rich- 
mond last Monday evening. 

Prof, and Mrs. Copeland entertained Donald 
B. MacMiMan '98, during his recent visit to 

Professor Ham told of his experiences in Rus^ 
sia at a meeting of the Calumet Club of Lewis- 
ton last Tuesday evening. 

Professor Gross's picture took a second prize 
in a recent amateur exhibit held by the Boston 
Sunday Herald. His picture "On the Beach," 
was reproduced a short time ago in the roto- 
gravure section of the paper. 

©n tbe Campus 

The November Quill came out last week. 

Chase '18 has been called for service in the 
National Army and reported for duty this morn- 

Remember the elections of the A.S.B.C. whidh 
are taking place this afternoon in the Managers' 

The Freshman Hygiene lecture was omitted 
last week on account of the absence of Dr. 

The next issue of the Orient will appear on 
January eighth. Assignments will he given out 
today as usual. 

DeMott '18 and Warren '18 have been ap- 
pointed captains of B and A companies of the 
Bowdoin R.O.T.C., succeeding Palmer and Al- 
bion, respectively. 

A large service flag is flying at the Beta House. 
The flag was presented to the chapter by Mr. 
and Mrs. R. L. Townes in honor of the 38 mem- 
bers in the service at present. 

The Union will be the scene of two dances the 
coming week. The Alpha Delt's hold forth on 
Wednesday evening with a house dance, and 

Beta Chi follows on Thursday. 

Matthews '18 and Pendleton '18 of «he Beta 
Sigma Chapter of Beta Theta Pi attended the 
annual district convention held last week at 
Brown University, Providence, R. I. 

The announcement in last week's Orient to 
the effect that the formal Christmas dance would 
be held in the Union this year was due to a mis- 
understanding on the part of the reporter who 
covered the meeting of the Student Council. The 
dance will be held in the Gymnasium as usual. 

Owing to a severe attack of indigestion last 
Friday afternoon, Major Duval was unable to 
attend to his duties in connection with the Mili- 
tary Training. Palmer '18, who recently passed 
his examinations for the next training camp, was 
appointed acting major of the battalion for the 

An exciting bowling match was staged last 
Saturday afternoon by the rollers of Beta Chi 
and Delta Upsilon, the former team winning in 
the last string with a total pinfall of 972 to 943. 
Three strings were roiled, the Delta U's leading 
at the end of the second with a seemingly safe 
margin of 37 points, only to lose out in the final 



A.S.B.C. Elections at Managers' Room. 


Fraternity Dance, Alpha Delta Phi. 


8. co p. m. '68 Prize Speaking Contest in Me- 
morial Hall. 

Fraternity Dances — Delta Kappa Epsilon, The- 
ta Delta Chi, and Beta Chi. 


Christmas Dance in Gymnasium. 


12.30 p. m. Christmas Vacation begins. 


College Re-opens. 


Third Reserve Officers'' Training Camp opens 
at Camp Devens, Mass. 

alumni Jl3otes 

'13 — John E. Dunphy of Portland has been ap- 
pointed general secretary in charge of the 
Knights of Columbus recreation hall at Camp 
Devens, Ayer, Mass., where a portion of the new 
National Army is being trained for service. Mr. 
Dunphy obtained a Knights of Columbus scholar- 
ship in the Catholic University in Washington, 



where he received the A.M. degree in June. 

'14 — Warren Coombs and Ruth, daughter of 
Mrs. Phebe E. York of Brunswick were married 
last August in Brunswick. The young people 
will be in Livermore Falls through the winter, 
where Mr. Coombs is principal of the local high 

Mr. and Mrs. Weston will live in Mechanic 

'14 — Lieutenant George F. Eaton of Bangor 
and Elizabeth Gale Littlefield of Bangor were 
wed on August 22. 

Lieutenant Eaton graduated from the Univer- 
sity of Maine Law School in 1916. He received 
his commission at the close of the Plattsburg 
Camp. He is now in Toronto studying machine 
and aerial gunnery. 

'15 — The marriage of Miss Gertrude Albion to 
Ensign Austin Harbutt MacGormack, U.S.N.R.F. 
took place at the Congress Square Universalist 
Church in Portland Saturday. The best man 
was Franklin D. MacCormick '18 and the bride 
was given away by her brother, Robert G Al- 
bion '18. Among the ushers were Sewrad N. 
Marsh '12, Clifford L. Perkins '15, Reynold H. 
Brooks ex-'i8 and E. Shepley Paul 19. Ensign 
MacCormick received the degree of A.M. from 
Columbia in 1916 and taught education and Eng- 
lish at Bowdoin last year. He is 1 at present 
aide to Lieut. Commander Thomas Matt Osborne 
at the Portsmouth Naval Prison. The bride is 
a graduate of the Wayneflete School in Portland. 
The couple wlil reside with Lieut. Commander 
Osborne at the Portsmouth Navy Yard. 

'15 — Joseph C. MacDonald, reported wounded 
by shell fire at Verdun, was not wounded but 
badly injured in an accident when his car, with 
a load of wounded, was overturned on a dark 
night in a shell hole. He has made rapid recov- 
ery at Neuilley Hospital, and is soon to enter the 
United States Signal Corps. 

'17 — Carleton M. Pike is with the Naval Fly- 
ing Corps, now training at Squantum, Mass. 

Gifts of Leather, Bowdoin 
Jewelry, Scarfs, Gloves 

Neckties at the 
J. A. SLOCUM CO. College Shop 



FOR 1918" 

Is Better Than Ever 

It Makes a Useful and 

Distinctive Christmas 



Leather Covered, and Full of 

Fine Pictures-it is well worth 

the price, $1.25 

Mail Orders Promptly Filled 

F. D. MacCormick '18, Mgr. 
S. I. Perkins '19, Asst. Mgr. 




NO. 24 


Abner Welborne Rountrce 'io, in presenting 
Robert E. Lee: "The Happy Warrior,'' won the 
Class of '68 prize speaking contest in Memorial 
Hall, Dec. 20. Owing to the fact that several 
of the speakers were to leave college for the of- 
ficers' training camp immediately after the 
Christmas vacation, the contest was held about 
one month earlier than usual. 

Rountree eulogized Robert E. Lee, whom he 
declared North and South alike now recognize 
as one of the greatest generals in history, as de- 
serving of lasting fame and veneration as any 
of the other greatest sons of the South in spite 
of the fact that he fought for a government that 
has become a thing of the past. His speech por- 
trayed Le'e, the soldier and the man. 

Three of the speeches dealt with some phase 
of the European war, Norton emphasizing what 
we owe to Europe, DeMott portraying the ter- 
rible devastation by the Germans upon works of 
art and beauty that can never be replaced, and 
Albion showing the entire transformation the 
war has wrought upon the people of France after 
three and one-half years of sacrifice. Matthews 
declared it is a part of everyone's duty in making 
Democracy safe for the world to acquaint him- 
self with the problems of civic betterment and to 
do his bit toward cleaner and better local gov- 
ernment. Young developed the enriching power 
of romanticism especially as it is in harmony 
with the spirit of youth. 

The music furnished by the college orchestra 
added much to the pleasure of the evening and 
elicited genuine, praise upon its first appearance 
at a college affair. The judges were Rev. Robert 
R. Morson '98 of Yarmouth,. Hon. Edward W. 
Wheeler of Brunswick, and John A. Cone of 
Brunswick. The program was as follows: 

Our Debt to Europe Bela Winslow Norton 

The Beautiful Destroyed, George Stuart DeMott 
Making Democracy Safe, John Bowers Matthews 
Robert E. Lee : "The Happy Warrior" 

Abner Welborne Rountree 

Her Full Measure of Devotion 

Robert Greenhalgh Albion 

Romanticism: Its Enrichinq Power 

Paul Campbell Young 


Just before the Christmas recess the Senior 
class held its election. The following officers 
were chosen : 

President, John B. Matthews. 

Vice-President, Willard A. Savage. 

Secretary and Treasurer, Harlan L. Harring- 

Marshal, John B. Freese. 

Orator, Oscar L. Hamlin. 

Poet, Abner W. Rountree. 

Opening Address, Manfred L. Warren. 

Farewell Address, George H. Blake. 

Historian, Gerald S. Joyce. 

Chaplain, Paul C. Young. 

Class Day Committee, Ralph W. Pendleton, 
chairman, William B. Parker, John B. Sloggett, 
Timothy R. Stearns and Leland C. Wyman. 

Cane Committee, Amos L. Allen, chairman,. 
Clyde S. Murch and Norman D. Stewart. 

Seniors' Last Gym Committee, John T. Rey- 
nolds, chairman, Boyce A. Thomas and Paul 


In an address to the students of the College 
Friday morning, Dec. 21, Dean Sills stated that 
the College is ready now, as always, to place all 
its resources at the service of the nation. He 
wished the parents and friends of the men in 
college to know that the best advice the colleges 
can obtain from the government is to the effect 
that students at the present time can perform 
their highest patriotic service by remaining at 
their studies, at least until they are twenty-one 
or called to the colors. With military and naval 
training corps well established, and with plans 
on foot for more work along these lines, with a 
sensible program of athletics in view, and with 
the intellectual activities of the College at their 
normal pitch, Bowdoin is striving' to see that its 
men shall be fit, physically and intellectually, for 
national service. The college of liberal arts in 
America never has had greater ■ opportunities 
than now, and in its tasks it asks for and is con- 
fident it will receive the hearty cooperation of 
the public. Not only in the days of reconstruc- 
tion that must come before many years, but now 


at the darkest moments of the war, the country 
needs men well trained intellectually as well as 


To a former Bowdoin student goes the honor 
of being commander of President Wilson's per- 
sonal body guard. Captain Charles F. Hough- 
ton, a former member of the Class of 1915, is the 
commanding officer of Troop A, Second Cavalry, 
which has recently been ordered to Fort Myers 
to"act as the President's body guard. 

Captain Houghton was born in Portland and 
after graduating from Deering High School in 
1909, entered Bowdoin. He remained only a 
year, however, and engaged in the automobile 
business in the West. While residing in Port- 
land, Captain Houghton was a member of the 
2nd Company, M.C.A., N.G., holding the rank of 
second lieutenant at the time he left that organ- 
ization. Last summer, he took the civilian exam- 
inations for and secured a commission as sec- 
ond lieutenant in the regular army. Since that 
time he has risen to the rank of captain and has 
just received his appointment as commander of 
the President's guard. 

Dean Sills has made the following statement 
concerning the fuel situation as it affects the col- 
lege : The fuel situation is serious. We have 
been told by dealers that they cannot guarantee 
any more coal. Therefore we must run on our 
reserve supply. By shutting up the Art Build- 
ing, South Winthrop Hall, and various rooms in 
other buildings we hope to get through the year. 
With good luck we shall do that. If the present 
weather holds the present supply of coal will last 
till about the first of April. 

As so many of last year's baseball letter men 
are away in different branches of the service, 
Manager MacCormick held the election this fall 
by mail. The men sent in their votes from all 
over the country. Pendleton '18 was elected cap- 
tain for the coming season. 

Hon. David Dinsmore Stewart, the oldest ac- 
tive lawyer in Maine, died on Dec. 31st at the age 
of 94. He had been left by his brother a for- 
tune estimated at $2,000,000 to be disposed of for 
educational and philanthropical purposes as he 
saw fit. He has spent the last years of his life 
disbursing this sum, mostly to New England ed- 
ucational and charitable institutions. Bowdoin, 

Colby, University of Maine, Dartmouth and most 
of the smaller Maine fitting schools have re- 
ceived gifts. He received the degree of A.M. 
from Eowdoin in 1872. 

The following additions and corrections to in- 
formation of Bowdoin men in war service have 
come to the Orient since the last issue : 


'91 — Ralph H. Hunt, Regimental Surgeon, 
80th Field Art. 

'91 — Henry C. Jackson, Capt, Base Hospital, 
Fort Riley, Kansas. 

'95— Arthur H. Stetson, Ensign, U.S.N.R.F. 

'97 — Robert L. Hull, Contract Surgeon, Okla- 
homa City. 

'99— Fred H. Albee, Maj., M.R.C. 

Drew B. Hall, Capt., Q.M.C., Texas. 

'00— Harry H. Hamlen, Lieut., U.S.N.R.F. 

'01 — Arthur F. Cowan, 2nd Lieut., C.A.C. 

'02 — Edward S. Anthoine, Fort Oglethorpe 
Artillery School. 

'03 — George B. Farnsworth, Capt., Field Art., 
Chillicotte, Ohio. 

'03 — Henry A. Peabody, Fort Oglethorpe Ar- 
tillery School. 

'03— Harold B. Pratt, 1st Lieut., U.S.M.C. 

'03— Carl W. Smith, 3rd Me. Inf. 

'04 — Galen W. Hill, Library Organizer, Camp 
Upton, N. Y. 

'06— Harold G. Booth, 3rd Me. Inf. 

M-'o6— Leonard H. Ford, 1st Lieut., M.R.C. 

'07 — Charles W. Snow, 2nd Lieut., F.A., Bat- 
tle Creek, Mich. 

'07 — Charles F. Thomas, 1st Lieut., M.R.C. 

'10 — Henry O. Hawes, 2nd Lieut., F.A., San 

'11 — Frank H. Burns, Photographer, Signal 
Corps, Aviation Section. 

'12 — Meredith B. Anten, Sergeant, 338th Inf. 

'12 — Eugene F. Bradford, 1st Lieut., 308th 
Inf., Yaphank, L. I., N. Y. 

'12 — Kenneth Churchill, 1st Lieut., M.R.C. 

'12 — Edward L. Morss, 2nd Lieut., 2nd Cav. 

'12 — Joseph H. Newell, Yeoman, Paymaster's 
Dept., Great Lakes Naval Station, 111. 

'12 — George H. Nichols, 1st Lieut., Camp 
Grant, 111. 

'13— Walker H. Burton, M.R.C. 

'13 — Laurence A. Crosby, Hdq. Troop, 41st 
Division, Nat. Army. 

'13 — Mark L. Hagan, Engineer's Div., U. S. 

'15 — Gordon D. Richardson, Private, 107th 

'15 — George W. Ricker, 2nd Lieut., Nat. Army. 


'15 — Ellsworth A. Stone, 2nd Lieut., Nat. 

'15 — Harold E. Yerrill, Red Cross work, 
Washington, D. C. 

'16 — John L. Baxter, Y.M.C.A., Camp Dcvcns, 

'16— Robert Campbell, Jr., Y.M.C.A., France. 

'16— Frederick E. Cruff, M.R.C. 

'16 — Raymond M. Richardson, 2nd . Lieut., 
C.A.C., Fortress Monroe. 

'16 — Ivan H. Yenetchi, Hospital Apprentice. 

Ex-'i7 — Samuel H. Colton, Jr., Aviation 

'17 — Stuart I. Robinson, Natl. Army. 


'98 — Thomas L. Pierce, Maj., 325th Inf. 

'10 — Harry B. MacLaughlin, 2nd Lieut., F. A., 
152nd Depot Brigade. 

'10 — Warren E. Robinson, 2nd Lieut., 102nd 
Machine Gun Batt, France. 

'15 — Fred W. Coxe, Corp., 364th Inf., Camp 
Lewis, Wash. 

'15 — James A. Lewis, not commissioned at 
Second Plattsburg Camp on account of ill health, 
honorably discharged. 

Ex-'i6 — Winthrop Bancroft, Sergt, Balloon 
Section, Signal Corps, Omaha, Neb. 

'17 — Charles Bingham, 1st Lieut., Nat. Army, 


O. L. Hamlin has been appointed as proctor 
in North Maine Hall in place of B. W. Norton. 
At present the proctors are : 

North Maine O. L. Hamlin 

South Maine M. L. Warren 

North Appleton B. A. Thomas 

South Appleton L. C. Wyman 


According to the latest advices from the War 
Department, it will be impossible to uniform the 
Bowdoin College Battalion without the individ- 
ual members bearing a portion of the expense. 
The complete uniform will cost $27.16 including 
the insignia;' and toward this sum the govern- 
ment will allow $14.00, including the shoes. The 
total amount that will be required from each 
man, whether or not he now has a complete 
uniform, or parts thereof, will be $13.16, accord- 
ing to present quotations. It is requested, there- 
fore, that those men who would be willing to pay 
the above named sum, with the understanding- 
that the title of the uniform rests in their hands 
on the conclusion of the school year, leave their 
names at the Dean's office, so that the order may 

be placed at once. Those who have not yet 
been measured for uniforms, will please leave 
their names with Major Duval, so that they may 
be attended to at once. Up until Saturday after- 
noon 22 members had signed for the uniform. 


Dean Sills recently heard from Paris that Mr. 
James H. Hyde, director of the Harvard Bureau 
of the American University Union, has kindly 
consented for the present to take care of the 
Bowdoin men and has placed himself at the dis- 
posal of the college, and will be glad to furnish 
any information about Bowdoin men in Paris so 
far as it may be gathered by the American Uni- 
versity Union. 

The following Bowdoin men registered at the 
American University Union in Paris up to No- 
vember 9, 1917: R. L. Marston '99, Capt, 103rd 
Inf., A.E.F. ; H. N. Marsh '09, 1st Lieut, Anti 
Aircraft Art, A.E.F. ; and D. S. White '16, Avi- 
ation Section, A.E.F. 

Among the men who have registered at the 
union at 8, Rue de Richelieu are Whitney 
Coombs, U.S. A. A. C, class of '18, and Joseph C. 
MacDonald, L T . S. Air Service, Class of '15. 
These men have registered since the middle of 


A special call for candidates for the track 
squad from the Freshman class was made on 
Saturday by Coach Magee. A good number re- 
sponded. There should now be some good ma-- 
terial developed, although most of the candidates 
have had no experience. The squad played soc- 
cer for the first part of the afternoon, then 
went through the various events,. each man spe- 
cializing in his own department. Any other men, 
who can come out for the squad, are urged to do 
so, for there is an excellent opportunity to qual- 
ify for one event at least. 

A large squad of candidates for the relay team 
are working out daily in preparation for the sea- 
son, which starts very soon. Simonton '18 and 
Cleaves '20 are left from the quartet which rep- 
resented the college last year and are running 
up to form this winter. Savage '18 and Wyman 
'18 have been running well and have a splendid 
chance of making the team for the first race. 
McCarthy '19 and Adams '20 are also out for the 
team. Neither Bates nor Colby expects to have 
a team this year but as Maine and Bowdoin both 
have fast teams, the B.A.A. race in February 
should result in a fast match, with Bowdoin hav- 
ing an excellent chance of coming- out ahead. 



Published every Tuesday o.f the Collegiate 

Year by The Bowdoin Publishing 


In the Interests of the Students of 


Gerald S. Joyce, 1918, Editor-in-Chief 

Clyde E. Stevens, 1919, Managing- Editor 

department and associate editors 
Philip E. Goodhue, 1920, Alumni 

Stanley M. Gordon, 1920, On the Campus 

Cloyd E. Small, 1920 With the Faculty 

Gerald S. Joyce, 1918 

Louis W. Doherty, 1919 

Ronald B. Wadsworth, 1920 

Robert G. Albion, 1918 

Whitney Coombs, 1918 

Franklin D. MacCormick, 1918 

Bela W. Norton, 1918 

rolland c. farnham, i9i9 

William Congreve, Jr., 1920 

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

All communications regarding subscriptions 
should be addressed to the Business Manager of 
the Bowdoin Publishing Co. Subscriptions, $2.00 
per year, in advance. Single copies, 10 cents. 


Gerald S. Joyce, 1918, Business Manager 

Gordon S. Hargraves, 1919, Assistant Manager 
Roy A. Foulke, 19 19, Assistant Manager 

Vol. XLV1I. 




No. 24 

Entered at Post Office 

at Bruns« 


s Second-Clas 

,s Mail Matter 

Are Dramatics to Die ? 

Some of us have come to realize that the war 
cloud has obscured our vision to such an extent 
that we have allowed college dramatics thus far 
to lie dormant. Have we any good reasons for 

advocating that the Ivy and Commencement 
plays should not be presented this year? If not, 
then the Masque and Gown, as the accredited 
fosterer of dramatic talent, should awake from 
its torpor, reorganize, and issue a call for new 
blood. These steps should be taken as soon as 
possible, so that by next week some progress to- 
ward the giving of the Ivy play can be reported. 

On Contributions 

The editorial staff of any college paper always 
rejoices when communications come in. One of 
the prime purposes of the periodical is realized 
in the publication of such letters. 

Nothing would be more acceptable to the 
Orient than to have more contributions from 
the Bowdoin teaching force. Our professors are 
not as overworked as those Columbia contem- 
poraries whose prolific publications keep the 
presses busy, and wear both out, before their 

Our Alumni, as a rule, afe quite generous 
with their letters. The members of the student 
body are undoubtedly interested in the leading- 
topics of the day, but they usually confine the 
expression of their ideas to some ephemeral 
"belch-session" in some "end" or other. Such 
localization of talent is comparable to the par- 
able of the lighted candle and the bushel. 

For the communications in this issue we arc 
very grateful. They weaken the contention that 
the war has killed off our college "pep" and 
forcefulness. Let us have more of them. 


To the Editor of the Orient : 

The student body here in college was recently 
considerably surprised by the action of the gov- 
ernment in taking from our Reserve Officers' 
Training- Corps one of our 2nd lieutenants, un- 
der the provisions of the draft law. 

Ever since war was declared we have been re- 
peatedly reminded that the desire of the high 
officials at Washington was that the young men 
of the country should stay in college just as long- 
as possible. "Trained minds," they have told us, 
"will be needed for the great period of recon- 
struction which must inevitably come after the 
war is over." "But," we would ask, "how about 



the immediate future? Are not trained minds 
also needed for the successful prosecution of the 

We are informed on good authority that a 
high percentage of the officers of our army are 
college trained men, and from all that comes to 
us from official circles, we are given to under- 
stand that it is the opinion of our great leaders 
that the men who have had that training make 
the very best of officers. In fact, these Reserve 
Officers' Training Corps all over the country 
were formed for the express purpose of placing 
specialized military training within the reach of 
college men, in order that the ablest young men 
in the land might be trained for officers. Now 
we would ask, "Does not such action -as has just 
been taken in the case of our unit defeat the 
very purpose for which it was founded?" 

This young man who was taken from us was 
doing excellent work in the corps. When called 
he requested that he be granted a furlough until 
June, — only six months away, — in order that he 
might continue his training in the Unit and fin- 
ish his college course. He did not ask for ex- 
emption, but merely that he might be allowed to 
graduate from the Officers' Training Corps here. 
Every effort was made by our Commanding Of- 
ficer, Major John H. Duval, U.S.A., and by the 
officials of the College to make the reasonable- 
ness of this request realized, — but to no avail. 
The petition was denied. 

Now what is the object of maintaining a Re- 
serve Training Corps for Officers if the men, as 
soon as they become of age, even though they 
have not completed the course, are to be taken 
away and used as privates? And again, when a 
man is taken from a Corps in this manner what 
happens to the mental training which we are 
told is of such vast importance to a good officer? 

A few men in college are so far advanced that 
they will be able to finish their training in the 
Unit before becoming subject to draft as the law 
now stands. But of the majority this is not true, 
and I know personally at least one young man 
who did not return to college this fall because 
he expected to 'be drafted, and did not think it 
worth while to go back with every likelihood of 
being called in a very few months. And it must 
be evident to all that if this system of taking 
away these men from the Units continues, the 
number of such instances as I have cited will 
continually increase. As a result of this will fol- 
low the defeat both of the purpose of the estab- 
lishment of the Corps and of the expressed de- 
sires of our high officials. 

In attempted refutation of what I have pointed 

out let it not be said that a great many would 
use these Units as a screen to keep themselves 
out of military service. Any man who is of 
that nature is not worthy to call himself an 
American. If, however, these Training Corps 
were protected, I should certainly expect to see 
the refilling of our colleges which have become 
so depleted this year. And is not this just the 
thing that is desired by our government, as' ex- 
pressed in the statements of its highest officials? 

It has been said many times recently by col- 
lege officials that before very long our colleges 
will be reduced to a minimum and that many of 
them are likely to be closed. A reviewal of the 
events of the past few months will, I believe, 
substantiate these statements, and prove the 
conclusion to be logical. From all over our land 
come statements urging our young college men 
to fight off the spirit of restlessness and remain 
at their books. But unless something very sub- 
stantial is set before them as an object for re- 
mainingj past events make it plain that this ad- 
vice will not be followed. 

In conclusion, I would call attention to the fact 
I certainly do not argue for the exemption of 
college men ipso facto. That would be absurd. 
But I do firmly believe that by drafting the men 
out of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps, as 
was done in the case of our Unit, the govern- 
ment is defeating the very purpose for which 
these Corps were founded, and that if the great- 
est advantage is to come to it from their work, 
the men in them must be kept together until they 
have had opportunity to finish their mental and 
military training. 

Very truly yours, 

Boyce A. Thomas, 
1st Lieut., Co. B., 
Bowdoin R.O.T.C. 

To the Editor of the Orient : — 

For the past few weeks there has been quite 
a prevalent criticism about the campus as to the 
wearing of the uniform of the R.O.T.C. unit 
here. I think that a majority of the men in col- 
lege realize the honor of being allowed to wear 
a uniform similar to that worn by the Army and 
that it should be a rule rather than an exception 
to see men on the campus in the uniform. Very 
few have availed themselves of the privilege, 
however, but these, or part of them, have caused 
rather severe criticism to be brought on the 
R.O.T.C. unit here. 

I refer by this criticism, not to the wearing of 
the uniform about the campus, but to the wear- 
ing of it during vacations and week ends under 



different conditions than Mr. MacCormick spoke 
of in the Orient of October 30th. The R.O.T.C. 
uniform seems hardly the thing to be worn dur- 
ing vacations when the men are at home or in 
places where little or nothing is known about the 
Bowdoin military course. It is indeed next to 
impossible for an enlisted man of the service to 
distinguish between an Army officer and an R.O. 
T.C. officer and it would be a natural mistake to 
salute the latter under this confusion. It is an 
inevitable mistake and one that can cause 
nothing but criticism for the men and the R.O. 
T.C. unit. There seems to be a danger of car- 
rying the privilege of the uniform too far if it 
is worn where its true significance is not known 
and where it has no place. 

A little evener distribution of the wearing of 
the R.O.T.C. uniform seems to be the desirable 
thing, to have more men wear it on the campus, 
especially at drills, and fewer wear it where they 
will be mistaken for what they are not, and 
cause the R.O.T.C. to be severely criticised. 

A. Shirley Gray. 


"Carry on" is plainly the War Motto of the 
Quill. With but one of its editorial board re- 
maining in college, since its other editors and 
the great majority of its normal contributors 
went into national service, it has now produced 
its fourth creditable number. This October is- 
sue is perhaps slenderer, in both quantity and 
quality, than the ordinary peace-time issues; but 
it is distinctly creditable. In the presence of 
such evidence of loyalty to tradition and to duty, 
criticism seems almost out of place. 

The contributions seem to fall into two di- 
visions. Mr. Weston's story, welcome though 
it surely is as testifying the loyalty of an alum- 
nus, no longer among the youngest, to Bowdoin 
and to literary ideals, still leaves something to 
be desired. At the beginning it fixes our atten- 
tion upon the young girl, distinctly the more in- 
teresting of the two characters ; then, abruptly, 
it shifts our attention, less readily our sympa- 
thies, to the young man, who, when all is said, 
seems rather stupid. This tragedy of his life 
we are not sufficiently prepared to grasp. As a 
whole, the story reflects President Hyde's vivid 
analysis of ancient philosophies but not Presi- 
dent Hyde's beneficent merging of the good in 

Mr. Minot's ethical excursion is plainly within 
the narrow realm delimited by Longfellow. The 
concluding quotation from that poet, moreover, 

seems less an apt illustration than a comprehen- 
sive summary — itself the suggestion for an es- 
say. In Longfellow's words the idea is concisely 
and attractively expressed ; paraphrased through- 
out a series of paragraphs it becomes little more 
than a commonplace. 

The verses by Mr. Pearson and Mr. Greene 
do not conceal the struggles of their inex- 
perienced writers. The two lyrics are especially 
interesting, 'however, as reflecting on a single 
page the remoteness of the sources of literary 
inspiration in this college year of 1917: — the 
great Latin poet and his playful apostrophe; the 
"carnage, war, and pain" of contemporary 
France. Books; and things. Aloofness from 
life; and participation in the most intense living 
the world has yet known. 

These different contributions assist the Quill 
in carrying on. But Mr. Cleaves' sonorous son- 
net, Mr. Badger's graceful trifle, and Mr. Morse's 
bundle of expressive paradoxes seem to me to 
make the issue. 

Richard and I reminds me of Scrooge's "niece 
by marriage," who was "what you would call 
provoking, you know ; but satisfactory, too. Oh, 
perfectly satisfactory." The Quill does well to 
print such verses. 

The Affectation of Simplicity is, to be sure, 
sketchy and suggestive rather than complete, 
rounded, and satisfying. Its simplicity, its di- 
rectness, its epigrams are somewhat obtrusive ; 
its art is not successfully concealed. It furnish- 
es both principle and instance. But it is sugges- 
tive, it is skilfully affected, it is workmanlike, it 
rings true. In its title and in sentences like that 
about Pegasus, it exhibits those flashes of insight 
which might almost be considered the distinguish- 
ing mark of persons of literary promise. 

William DeWitt Hyde brings honor to the 
Quill and to the college which can claim the 
Quill, the author of the sonnet, and the presi- 
dent whom it celebrates. Conception and ex- 
pression alike here SO' fit the subject of the poem 
that one almost hears and sees President Hyde, 
in praise of some one else, reading the poem 
aloud. I believe that if it were not for the War, 
alumni and undergraduates, those in college and 
those in service, would be contributing to the 
Quill poems of some sort. What fitter subject 
is there this year for Bowdoin men to meditate 
upon? What fitter place than the Quill in which 
to record the heritage to which, as a heritage, 
■the College succeeded six months ago. May 
later issues of the magazine contain other trib- 
utes equal in merit to Mr. Cleaves'. 

W. H. D. 




Bowdoin students will have an opportunity to 
hear the Musical Clubs in a concert to be given 
in the Town Hall, Friday evening, Jan. nth. 
Manager Freese experienced considerable diffi- 
culty in securing the Town Hall for the con- 
cert inasmuch as the authorities have voted not 
to let the hall for entertainment purposes here- 
after, but the Musical Clubs felt that Bowdoin 
men deserved a concert in Brunswick and finally 
completed arrangements. The clubs have been 
practicing diligently for some time now and it 
is expected that the coming season will be one 
of the most successful in the history of the 
clubs, despite the handicaps which must be over- 
come at this time. The leaders, working with 
Professor Wass, have arranged an unusually 
attractive program for the concert, one that 
Bowdoin men will enjoy particularly. J. W. 
Thomas 'iS, who has sung so acceptably at Sun- 
day chapels this year, will give several solos. 
Howe '21, whose splendid work at the Red Cross 
bazaar provoked so much favorable comment, 
will have a prominent part in the program. 
Moore '20 is reader for the clubs this year and 
has a varied list of selections, which is sure to 
prove attractive to all. 

All seats are reserved and are on sale at the 
Delta U. House and Chandler's Bookstore, down- 
town. Admission to the concert and the dance 
to be held afterwards is 50 cents, an additional 
charge of a nickel being made to satisfy the 
war tax. 

Manager Freese announces the following con- 
certs : Thomaston, Jan. 17th; Rockland, Jan. 
18th; Dexter, Feb. 20th; Bangor, Feb. 21st, and 
Skowhegan, Feb. 22nd. Concerts in Portland, 
Auburn and Bath are pending and it is likely 
that a concert will be held' in Topsham early in 

and Mrs. John H. Duval. 

The committee on arrangements consisted of 
Pendleton '18. Warren '18, Grover '19, McPart- 
land '20, and W. H. Thompson '21. 


The annual Christmas dance was held in the 
Gymnasium Friday evening, Dec. 21 at which 
about 100 couples were present. The hall was 
attractively de'corated in keeping with the 
Christmas season. Music for 24 dances was 
furnished by Lovell's Orchestra of 12 pieces. 

The patronesses were Mrs. Henry Johnson, 
Mrs. Frank E. Woodruff, Mrs. William A. 
Moody, Mrs. Charles C. Hutchins, Mrs. Frank 
N. Whittier, Mrs. George T. Files, Mrs. Wilmot 
B. Mitchell, Mrs. Charles T. Burnett, Mrs. Ros- 
coe J. Ham, Mrs. Frederic W. Brown, Mrs. 
Manton Copeland, Mrs. William Hawley Davis, 
Mrs. Lee D. McClean, Mrs. William E. Milne, 


Alpha Delta Phi held its annual Christmas 
house dance, Dec. 19 at the Union. Woodcock's 
orchestra of Boston played for an order of 
twenty-four dances. The patronesses were 
Mrs. Hutchins, Mrs. Burnett, Mrs. Ham 
and Mrs. Little of Brunswick; Mrs. Ed- 
wards of Topsham; Mrs. Martin of Lexington, 
Mass. ; and Mrs. Sturgis of Portland. 

Among the guests were the Misses Cornelia 
Jackson, Katherine Lewis, Eleanor Payson, 
Frances Sturgis and Ann True of Portland; 
Ruth Goss and Perdita Huston of Auburn; 
Frances Bragg of Bangor; Dorothy Kimball of 
Rumford; Ardath Jones of Waltham, Mass.; 
Madeline Lawrence of South Gardiner; Mary 
Stearns of West Paris ; Ruth Buckner of Dor- 
chester, Mass. ; Bernice Nelkc, and Ruth Holmes 
of Lewiston ; Ethel Peterson of Rollinsford, N. 
H, Mary Elliott, Ruth Lovell and Sarah Wheel- 
er of Brunswick. 

The committee in charge of the dance was 
made up of J. W. Thomas '18, chairman, Ham 
'19, Martin '19, Moore '20 and Wing '21. 


On Thursday evening, December 20, Theta 
chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon held a for- 
mal dance at the chapter house. The deco- 
rations were simple yet tasteful. The committee 
in charge consisted of L. W. Doherty '19, 
Haynes '19 and Nelson '19. The Douglas Banjo 
Orchestra of Augusta played a program of 
twenty-four dances. The patronesses were Mrs. 
Percival W. White of Brunswick, Mrs. Forrest 
Goodwin of Skowhegan and Mrs. Oliver W. 
Turner of Augusta. Given of Brunswick cat- 
ered. The guests were the Misses Mildred 
Campbell, Marjorie iHussey, Charlotte Noble, 
Helen Thompson and Madeline Tobey of Au- 
gusta ; Eleanor Genthner, Caroline James and 
Marion Starbird of Portland; Grace Downing, 
Verna Greenleaf and Isabel Soutar of Auburn; 
Florence Lapointe, Elizabeth Nash, Eveleen 
Priest and Sarah Wheeler of Brunswick; Vir- 
ginia Paine of Bath ; Pauline Emery of Skow- 
hegan ; Constance French of Boston ; Clarice 
Miller of Medford, Mass.; Dorothy Brickett of 
Haverhill, Mass. ; Mildred Williams of Brockton, 
Mass. ; and Isabel Dermis of Providence, R. I. 




Beta Chi fraternity held a Christmas dance 
Thursday evening-, Dec. 20 in the Union at which 
14 couples were present and an enjoyable time 
was experienced by all. The Union was taste- 
fully decorated although in keeping with the 
present day economies. Warren's Orchestra 
furnished music for an order of 24 dances. Hall 
was the caterer. The committee in charge of the 
dance consisted of DeMott '18 and Demuth '20. 
Mrs. C. T. Burnett and Mrs. R. J. Ham of 
Brunswick, Mrs. A. W. Constantine of Rich- 
mond, and Mrs. L. T. Willis of Topsham were 
the patronesses. 

The guests included the Misses Lucy H. Col- 
well of Eastport, Jean A. Foss of St. John, 
N. B.; Eleanor Russell of Wayland, Mass.; 
Alice Duncan and Marjorie Walker of Somer- 
ville, Mass.; Belle A. Cornish of Ayer, Mass.; 
Harriet Jackson and Esther Hall of Bath; Mar- 
jorie Blagdon of Wiscasset; Mary Leavitt of 
Yarmouth ; Mina Downes of Calais and Ruth 
Van Wart of Cherryfield. 

The 20th of last month the local chapters of 
Beta Theta Pi and Zeta Psi held a joint dance at 
the Zete House. The managing committee con- 
sisted of Grover ' 19, Leech '19, Sullivan ' i9,O.G. 
Hall '20, Lombard '20 and Montgomery '20. 

The guests were the Misses Marion Beck and 
Marjorie Smith of Augusta, Frances Cummings 
of Bath, Izah Hutchinson of Brunswick, Feme 
Ross of Gardiner, Hazel Scrimgeour of Lewis- 
ton, Marion Gibson of Norway, Flelen Bailey, 
Jeanette Beckett, Alice Cutler, Katherine Dow, 
Annette Eaton and Dorothy Gardner of Port- 
land, Elizabeth Purington of Topsham, and 
Adrienne Clair of Waterville. 

The patronesses were Mrs. John H. Duval and 
Mrs. Henry Johnson of Brunswick and Mrs. 
Loring S. Lombard of Portland. 


The Blowout is Bowdoin's latest contribution 
to the literary world. It is written and published 
by Helson '21, Laughlin '21, and Morse '21. The 
material is miscellaneous in character and is in- 
tended to amuse rather than instruct. The com- 
plimentary issue seemed to be received with 
favor. The editors and publishers are now en- 
gaged in securing subscriptions. 

Dec. 20. The house was tastefully decorated 
with an abundance of spruce boughs. The com- 
mittee in charge was composed of Stearns '18, 
Reynolds '18, Bartlett '20, and Pendexter '21. 
Among the guests were the Misses Anna 
Lothrop, Ruth Cobb, Frances Sturgis, Margaret 
Hinds, Ruth Little, Eleanor Russell and Eleanor 
Trefethen of Portland, Kathlyne Snow of Bid- 
deford. The patronesses were Mrs. William 
Porter, Mrs. Charles Gilman and Mrs. C. H. 
Haskell of Brunswick and Mrs. J. F. Albion of 

The Christmas dance of the Eta Charge of 
Theta Delta Chi was held on Thursday evening, 


In a recent issue of The Continent an article, 
''Life Has Many Facets," contained the follow - 
ing paragraphs whic'h extoll the rich life of our 
late leader and friend, President William DeWitt 

"An excellent illustration of the enriched life 
was impressed by the death of President William 
DeWitt Hyde of Bowdoin College. Older read- 
ers of The Continent will recall the interesc 
aroused because of his youth, by has election to 
the presidency of the college in 1885. He was 
only 27 years of age, while the college which lie 
was called to lead had a long and notable line of 
presidents. It was widely predicted that he would 
be stunted in his development by the imperious 
demands of his high position. So many promis- 
ing men had been ruined by sudden elevation ; no 
matter how strong he became as a college admin- 
istrator, he could not hope to be anything else. 
But those who thus feared were reckoning with- 
out their man. Whether President Hyde con^ 
scientiously fronted the danger which met him 
or not, we do not know. What is sure is that 
he passed it in complete triumph. When he died 
he lad made an inspiring record of unusual bril- 
liancy as college president, scholar, writer, teach- 
er, missionary leader, preacher, patriot and Chris- 
tian believer. The breadth of sympathy, quick 
understanding, happiness of phrase and sound 
scholarship that marked him were recognized 
throughout America. 

"President Hyde had none of the cynicism to- 
ward spiritual movements whic'h catches the 
fancy of many college presidents. His philosophy 
was vital, not mechanical. The men of the past 
in whom he was interested were those who had a 
message for their own times which he could hope 
to catch and teach to these times. It is possible 
at all points to find the background of his think- 
ing in the Christian 1 faith. Mind goes to another 
college president, with longer pastoral experience 
than President Hyde ever had., who gradually 
but steadily lost his vital concern for the advanc- 



ing kingdom of God in his eagerness to create 
the impression of scholarly aloofness* and to take 
his place among his educational brethren who had 
only gentle sneers for the minister as obscurist, 
unprogressive and the like. He deteriorated as a 
preacher, gaining nothing thereby in the esteem 
of his students. In the death of President Hyde, 
it is not Bowdoin College that was bereaved but 
the working force of the kingdom of God." 

ftGiti) tfje jFacultp 

Professor Mitchell spoke at Livermore Falls 
last Tuesday evening before the Men's Club of 
the Baptist Church. 

Professor Files has been re-elected president 
of the Maine Automobile Association for the 
year 1918. 

Professor Hormell and Mr. Cochran were in 
Philadelphia during the Christmas recess attend- 
ing meetings of the American Historical Associ- 
ation and the Political Science Association. 

Professor Hormell spoke at the Church on the 
Hill Sunday night under the auspices of the Y. 
M. C. A. His subject was: "The Town of To- 

©n tbe Campus 

Lieut. White '17 was on the campus recently. 

Marshall, ex-'20 was on the campus last week. 

Rountree '18 preached at the United Baptist 
Church in Topsham, Sunday. 

The December issue of the Quill made its ap- 
pearance last Saturday. 

A. S. Gray '18 has succeeded Matthews '18 as 
president of the Student Council. 

The Art Building and South Winthrop Hall 
have been closed because of the coal shortage. 

The Freshman class will hold a meeting in the 
Union at 1 o'clock tomorrow afternoon to elect 
a track manager. 

All candidates for assistant manager of base- 
ball should give their names to Manager Cole '19 
as soon as possible. 

The Classical Club will hold its annual initia- 
tion at a meeting to be held at Dean Sills' home 
on the evening of Jan. 10th. 

Willey '17 was on the campus Tuesday on his 
way to Connecticut, where he has a position as 
principal of a preparatory school. 

All applications for the position of assistant in 
the Union for next semester should be handed 
to Cole '19 before Wednesday noon, Jan. 9. 

Ham '19 and Martin '19 have enrolled in the 
Medical Corps, U. S. A. and will leave Friday 

for Fort Slocum, where they will take the oath 
for active duty. 

Matthews '18 has left college to accept a posi- 
tion as instructor at Hebron Academy. McCar- 
thy '19 has been appointed temporary captain of 
Company C in his place. 

The entrance examinations in Greek and Ro- 
man History that were scheduled for Thursday 
afternoon, Jan. 10, have been changed to the fol- 
lowing Monday afternoon, Jan. 14. 

Nearly fifty track candidates from the Fresh- 
man class have responded to the call of Coach 
Magee for training for the Sophomore-Freshman 
meet scheduled for Saturday, March 9. 

Several students were late in returning to col- 
lege due to the severe cold weather in certain 
parts of the State. Those from the northern part 
of the State report temperatures as low as 60 
or 65 below zero. 

The heating system at the Zete House was 
frozen up during the vacation and the Zetes have 
been dining at the Alpha Delt House the past 
week. A number of the other houses were also 
inconvenienced in a similar manner. 

In a recent letter home, Private W. H. Erbb 
of Augusta, a member of the field hospital of 
the 26th Division in France, writes that he with 
five other men, including McQuillan '18 and M. 
S. Philbrick '18, are located "for the winter in a 
small country village of France, located on the 
bank of a pretty little river." 

The withdrawal of two members from the 
English 7 class before the close of the semester, 
leaves room for two additional students to be se- 
lected for the continuation course. Applicants 
for admission should give their names to Profes- 
sor Davis as soon as possible. Announcement 
of the successful applicants will be made by the 
close of the mid-year examination period. 

alumni Jftotes 

'57 — Dr. Thomas F. Moses died Nov. 21 at 
his home in Walrham, Mass. He was 81 years 
old. He was a direct descendant of Elder Brew- 
ster of Mayflower fame. 

Dr. Moses received an A.M. from Bowdoin 
in i860 and his M.D. from Jefferson Medical 
College, Philadelphia, a year later, he then 
studied medicine in Paris for a year. 

On returning to this country Dr. Moses served 
the Union Army as a surgeon. He worked at 
Urbana University, Ohio, a quarter of a cen- 
tury, a teacher for 16 years, and president from 
18S6 to 1894. Retiring from active work in 1896 
he has since made his home in Waltham. 



Dr. Moses was a member of many medical 
and scientific organizations', and a frequent con- 
tributor of papers to their meetings. He was 
also a member of several college fraternities. 
Dr. Moses is survived by bis wife 1 , four sons, and 
one daughter. 

'73 — Dr. Horace B. Hill died in Danvers, 
Mass., November 27, of arterioschlerosis. 

.For 27 years Dr. Hill was assistant superin- 
tendent of the Augusta State Hospital. He 
graduated from the Long Island Medical School, 
Brooklyn, N. Y., taking up his 1 life work in 
Augusta after one year in private practice with 
his brother, Edward, in Lewis'tow. He was a 
member of several medical societies and Ma- 
sonic orders. Dr. Hill's wife survives him. 

'76 — Hon. John A. Morrill LL.D., of Auburn 
has revised the statutes of Maine for the second 
time. This revision is a very important work 
and a task of great magnitude. Mr. Morrill has 
accomplished it in his thorough and efficient 

Mr. Morrill is president of the Maine Bar As- 
sociation and has lately been appointed by Gov. 
Milliken chairman of the Central Legal Advisory 
Board for Maine, to organize legal advisory 
boards throughout the State under the new se- 
lective draft regulations. 

'15 — The marriage of Harold E. Verrill of 
Washington, D. C, and Katherine Bradford, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Hall of 
Portland occurred Nov. 29. The young couple 
will make their home in the capital city. 

'16 — The engagement is announced of Hugh 
M. Hescock and Marion E. Park of Wellesley 

'16 — Carl F. Weick has been nominated by Gov. 
Milliken judge of -the Presque Isle Municipal 
Court. The court, which was established by an 
act of the last legislature, has exclusive jurisdic- 
tion in criminal cases in Presque Isle and concur- 
rent jurisdiction with trial justices in Aroostook 

Mr. Weick graduated from the University of 
Maine Law School in 1914. 

'16 — Willard P. Woodman lately received his 
commission as provisional second lieutenant in 
the regular army and will go to Fortress 1 Monroe, 
where he will take the three months' course in 
the training school for officers, He enlisted as a 
private in the 5th Co. at Fort Williams and has 
been in the service about six months. 

Lieutenant Woodman's engagement to Miss 
Eleanor, daughter of Mrs. Walter D. Williamson 
of Portland, was announced on Oct. 31. 

Ex-'i6 — Some interesting letters have recently 

been received from Elliot S. Boardmam, who is 
the purchasing and supply agent with the New 
England Saw Mill Units at Ardgay, Ross-shire, 
Scotland. The ten units are cutting lumber for 
war purposes. Part of the lumber is being cut 
from Carnegie's estate. 

'17 — Richard B. Knapp, Jr., of Wilton and 
Theresa Marie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. 
Johnston of Brunswick, were married on Sept. 
12. -Mr. and Mrs. Knapp will live in Wilton, 
where the groom is in the grocery business with 
his father. 

'17 — Second Lieutenant Hal S. White, 304th 
Infantry, stationed at Ayer, Mass., has been ap- 
pointed divisional historian officer. Lieutenant 
White is compiling a huge scrap book of all news- 
paper stories about tfhe division. 

a. m., 3.30-1 1.3o p. m., i.3o-4.3o 

Thursday, Jan. 24 
Chemistry 5, 7 German 1, 3, 9 

Economics 5 Psychology 3 

French 3 
Music 3 

Friday, Jan. 25 
English 15 Astronomy 1 

Latin A English 1, 3 

Physics 7 French 11 

Latin 5a 
Saturday, Jan. 26 
Arts 1 Greek A, 3 

Hygiene Physics 3 

Music 1 Zoology I, 5 

Psychology I 

Monday, Jan. 28 
French 1 English 7 

Philosophy 1 Mathematics 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 

Physiological Chemistry 
Spanish 1, 
Zoology 7 

Tuesday, Jan. 29 
Chemistry 1, 3 Economics 3 

Greek 7 German 15 

Italian 3 Government 1 

Wednesday, Jan. 30 
Economics 1, 7 English 17 

Greek 1 Latin 3a 

Zoology 9 Physics I 

Thursday, Jan. 31 
French 9 History 9 

History 5 Latin 1 

Friday, Feb. i 

Any conflicts should be reported to the Dean's 
office at once. 




NO. 25 


As Bowdoin is the only Maine college sending 
a relay team to the Boston Athletic Association 
games in February, there will be no State relay 
championship this year. Maine was expected 
to send a team, but has now decided against it 
on account of lack of material. Coach Magee 
was in Boston last Friday aranging for a suit- 
able opponent, and it is now thought that Bow- 
doin will race either Williams, Dartmouth, or 
Brown. A large squad of relay candidates is 
working hard, and getting into condition by 
running outdoors around the campus. The ma- 
terial is very promising and the chances are 
good that the college will be well represented. 


About the first of December, 1917, a committee 
of the Alumni Council sent out an appeal to the 
graduates of the College for subscriptions to a 
fund to be used in looking after Bowdoin men in 
service abroad. For this fund about $1,000 was 
needed. Large contributions were not requested 
but it was hoped that very many of the alumni 
would give from $1.00 to $5.00 each for this pur- 
pose. Up to Jan. 12th, one hundred ninety replies 
had been received, bringing contributions 
amounting to $634.50. The largest contribution 
is $50.00 from William J. Curtis, Esq., '75. The 
Bowdoin Club of Portland has contributed 
$25.00. Three hundred seventy more one-dollar 
or one hundred eighty-five two-dollar subscrip- 
tions are needed. 

On Wednesday afternoons, from half past 
three to half past four, Major Duval will con- 
duct an advanced course in military science. 
The class is open only to Juniors and Seniors. 
This course will be conducted similar to a con- 
ference or lyceum. The meetings of the class 
will be held in Memorial Hall. There will be 
no ratings as in the regular courses. 


At the meeting of the Student Council last 
week, the following resolutions were drawn up 
and adopted. 

"Whereas, the patriotic sentiment of the nation 
demands the reduction of expenses as much as 
possible, and 

'Whereas, the Student Council of Bowdoin 
College is of the unanimous opinion that the pro- 
posed Sophomore Hop is considered an unneces- 
sary expense, 

"Therefore, be it resolved, that 

"The Student Council of Bowdoin College 
puts itself on record as unanimously disapprov- 
ing of such a dance." 

The Council also decided to hold an enter- 
tainment, similar to that given last year, on the 
night before the Indoor Interscholastic Track 
Meet, and a rally the night after the Meet. 


Last Thursday evening the annual initiation 
of the Classical Club was held at Dean Sills' 
residence on Maine street. At this meeting the 
officers for the ensuing year, B. A. Thomas '18, 
president, and L. W. Pearson '19, secretary, 
took up their duties. 

The initiates were: R. A. Stevens '19, M. H. 
Avery '20, E. I. Boardman '20, P. E. Goodhue 
'20, C. S. Houston '20, L. H. Moses '20, L. E. 
Norwood '20, H. S. Prosser '20, C. R, Tupper 
'20, M. C. Waltz '20, and J. J. Whitney '20. 


The results of the A.S.B.C. elections, held 
just before the Christmas recess, were as fol- 
lows : 

Student Council: Simonton '18, Stewart '18, 
B. A. Thomas '18, Wyman '18. 

Athletic Council: Pendleton '18, Savage '18. 

Union Governing Board: Harrington '18, 
Reynolds '18. 

Y.M.C.A: President, Higgins '19; vice presi- 
dent, Coburn '19; treasurer, Dennett '20. Cole 
'19 was appointed by the Faculty to fil' the va- 
cancy of general secretary. 


Examinations in military for upper classmen 

were held on Friday, January 11. Examinations 

for Freshmen are to be held in Memorial Hall, 

next Friday at the regular drill hour. There are 



three sets of questions in the Dean's office from 
which only one is to be chosen. 

Owing to the fact that the government only 
allows fourteen dollars on the uniforms for the 
R.O.T.C., each man who wishes one must pay 
thirteen dollars and sixteen cents with the un- 
derstanding that the title to the uniform rests 
in the hands of the student at the close of the 
college year. Upwards of a hundred men have 
already signed for the uniform. Those men who 
neglected to sign should do so at once as their 
backwardness delays the whole organization. 
Any men who have not been measured are re- 
quested to inform Major Duval at once. 

On Friday, Jan. 4, a battalion review was 
held. The band made its first appearance as a 
part of the battalion at that ceremony. 

The first concert of the Musical Clubs for the 
season 1917-18 was held in the Brunswick Town 
Hall, last Friday evening. The attractive pro- 
gram was well received by the audience, in 
which there were a large number of students. 
J. W. Thomas '18, gave several solos which were 
enjoyed very much. The instrumental soloist 
was Howe '21, and his work on the violin was 
exceptionally high class. The reader, Moore '20, 
had a varied list of selections which were en- 
joyed very much. A poem on the war by Robert 
Service, which was given by him, was especially 
striking. The concert closed with Bowdoin 
Beata and Phi Chi by the combined Glee and 
Mandolin Clubs. 

An orchestra composed of Stetson 'iS, Hol- 
brook '19, and Richan '20, provided music for the 
dancing . which followed the concert. 
The program was as follows. 

1. Rise, Sons of Boivdoin. .. .Sills '01-Burnett 

Glee and Mandolin Clubs 

2. Bass Solo Selected 

Mr. Thomas 

3. Ho, Ye Gallant Sailors Macy 

Glee Club 

4. Flying Wedge Cobb 

Mandolin Club 

5. Violin Solo Selected 

Mr. Howe 

6. Reading Selected 

Mr. Moore 

7. Viking Song Coleridge-Taylor 

Glee Club 

8. Rag Selected 

Mr. Thomas and Mr. Edwards 

9. Venetian, Nevin — Arranged by Warren, '18 

Mandolin Club 

10. Violin Solo Selected 

Mr. Howe 

11. Reading S sleeted 

Mr. Moore 

12. Song of Timber Trail Avery 

Glee Club — Solo by Mr. Thomas 

13. a. Bozvdoin Beata Pierce '96 

b. Phi Chi Mitchell '71 

Glee and Mandolin Clubs 

The annual Bowdoin catalogue for 1917-1S 
was issued last Monday and gives the total reg- 
istration as 397; 343 in the academic depart- 
ment, and 54 in the medical school. The de- 
tailed statement follows : 


Academical Faculty 26 

Medical Faculty 61 

Total 87 

Names counted twice 6 

Corrected total Si 


Academical Department 

Seniors 53 

Juniors 69 

Sophomores 87 

Freshmen: first year 113 

Freshmen : second, third year 14 

Special students 7 

Total 343 

Medical School 

Fourth year iS 

Third year 18 

Second year 9 

First year 9 

Total 34 

Total in institution 397 

Names counted twice 3 

Corrected total 394 

The interest bearing funds of the College, in- 
cluding $189,000.00 belonging to the Medical 
School, have shown an increase over the year 
1916 being $2,473,451.63 in 1917. During the 
fiscal year ending March 31, 1917, the expendi- 
tures for the maintenance of the College amount- 
ed to $174,649.40. 

Four new scholarships were added during the 
past year including the Roland Marcy Peck 
Memorial from the estate of Anna Aurilla Peck ; 
Howard Rollin Ives Memorial, given bv friends 



in memory of Howard Rollin Ives of the Class 
of 1898 ; the George C. Lovell, given by Mrs. 
George C. Lovell of Richmond, Me. ; and the 
Class of 1892 Scholarship given by the Class of 


The following additions and corrections have 
come to the Orient since Jan. 8: 


'98— Dr. Clarence F. Kendall, Maj., M.R.C., 
Fort Williams, Me. 

'99 — Henry E. Marston, 1st Lieut., M.R.C. 

M '00— Dr. Henry K. Stinson, Capt, M.R.C. 

'01 — John H. Wyman, Capt., M.R.C. 301st Inf., 
Camp Devens, Mass. 

'12— Robert D. Cole, 1st Lieut., F.A.O.R.C, 
157th Depot Brig., Camp Gordon, Ga. 

'13— Percy C. Buck, R.O.T.C, Fort Niagara, 

' I3 _john C. Carr, U.S.B.H.C. 

'13 — Raymond K. Hagar, Hospital Apprentice, 
1st class, U.S.N. 

'13 — Lawrence W. Smith, 1st Lieut., Gas De- 
fense Service, U.S.A. 

ex-'i3 — John Clancy, 2nd Lieut., 3rd F.A. 

'15— Maynard H. Kuhn, C.A.C., Fort Preble, 

'16— Ralph L. Barrett, M.R.C. 

ex-' 1 7 — Judson G. Martell, 2nd Lieut., 60th 

ex-'i8 — Roderick Pirnie, Lieut., N.A. 

ex-' 19 — Raymond W. Stowell, Med. Corps, 
103rd Inf., France. 

'20 — Francis D. A. Ford, U.S.N. A., Annapolis. 


'04 — John W. Frost, 1st Lieut., 105th Inf., 
Camp Wadsworth, S.C. 

'13— Robert W. Belknap, ■ Asst. Surg., U.S.N. 

'14 — Francis T. Garland, R.O.T.C, Fort Ogle- 
thorpe, Ga. 

'17 — Charles E. Allen, 2nd Lieut., F.A., Camp 
Devens, Mass. 

'18 — Roland H. Peacock, 2nd Lieut., Camp 
Greene, N.C. 

ex-' 1 8— Reynold H. Brooks, R.O.T.C, Fort 
Oglethorpe, Ga. 

'20 — Edward W. Atwood, Aviation Corps, 

'20 — Carroll E. York, 142nd Aero Squadron, 
Rockwell Aviation Field, Cal. 

acted as secretary and treasurer because of the 
resignation of Professor Nixon. Ellms '20, was 
elected captain and Dennett '20, armorer. The 
attendance at the meeting was very small. It is 
hoped, however, that the old members and many 
new ones will soon be added, for there is cer- 
tainly an excellent opportunity for those inter- 
ested in rifle shooting to become proficient in it. 
The membership fee is only one dollar. The 
club furnishes 120 rounds of .30 calibre ammu- 
nition to each member. 

The range in the Armory on Maine street is 
to be used again and will soon be in repair. In 
view of the existing conditions, the officers of the 
club encourage every man who possibly can to 
come out for this sport. 

Last Wednesday noon the Freshmen class 
held a meeting in the Union. Over 50 members 
were present. The minutes of the last meeting 
were read and accepted. Coach Magee spoke 
to the class on athletic activities and urged the 
men to come out for practice in preparation for 
the coming Sophomore-Freshmen and interclass 
meets. Upon inquiry 17 members signified their 
intentions of attending the Sophomore Hop. 
Buker, Garden. McGown and Woodward were 
nominated for Freshman track manager. Wood- 
ward was elected. 

There will be no student gymnasium instruc- 
tors this year since appropriation's have been cut 
down. E. S. Hall and A. Anderson will be the 
regular instructors in hygiene and physical train- 


The Rifle Club of last year was re-established 
at its meeting in the Union, Monday evening, 
Jan. 7. Ellms '20, presided. Professor Milne 


The scout troop at Pejepscot, now in charge 
of Dennett '20, is still progressing finely. The 
only obstacle in forming a troop at New Mead- 
ows Inn is the lack of someone to take charge. 
The Y.M.C.A will be glad for any student in- 
terested in boys to volunteer for this work. 

The regular Sunday School services at Ma- 
quoit are to be resumed within a few weeks. 

At the last Young People's meeting in the 
Church on the Hill, Professor Hormell spoke 
very interestingly on "The Town of the Future." 
These meetings would be a greater success, 
however, if there were a larger attendance. The 
subjects on which the faculty members have 
kindly consented to speak should be of interest 
to everyone and merit the hearty support of the 
student body. 




Published every Tuesday of the Collegiate 

Year by The Bowdoin Publishing 


In the Interests of the Students of 


Gerald S. Joyce, T918, Editor-in-Chief 

Clyde E. Stevens, 1919, Managing Editor 

department and associate editors 
Philip E. Goodhue, 1920, Alumni 

Stanley M. Gordon, 1920, On the Campus 

Cloyd E. Small, 1920 With the Faculty- 

Louis W. Doherty, 1919 
Ronald B. Wadsworth, 1920 

Robert G. Albion, 1918 
Whitney Coombs, 1918 
Franklin D. MacCormick, 1918 
Bela W. Norton, 1918 
rolland c. farnham, i919 
William Congreve, Jr., 1920 

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

All communications regarding subscriptions 
should be addressed to the Business Manager of 
the Bowdoin Publishing Co. Subscriptions, $2.00 
per year, in advance. Single copies, 10 cents. 


Gerald S. Joyce, 1918, Business Manager 

Gordon S. Hargraves, 1919, Assistant Manager 
Roy A. Foulke, 1919, Assistant Manager 

in war service 
James E. Vance, 1919 

Vol. XLV1I. 

JAN. 15, i 9I 8 

No. 25 

Entered at Post Offic 

e at Brunswick as Second-Clas 

;s Mail Matter 

Winter Track 

The two lower classes are to be congratulated 
upon the splendid response of the sixty odd who 
have come out for track work. The immediate 
goal in view is the Sophomore-Freshman Track 
Meet which is to be held in March. From pres- 
ent indications, the contest bids fair to be keener 
than ever before. 

Bowdoin's track teams of the next few years 
will include many of the newcomers, scores of 

"•horn have never worn a track shoe until now. 
This type of raw material is just what our 
teams have been made of in the past, and just 
what Trainer Magee likes to coach. 

It is only logical to anticipate that the squads 
of the next few winters will become more de- 
pleted than has been the case in the past. It is 
imperative that this year's squad should be larger 
than ever, in order to offset that tendency. 

There are still some of the lower classmen 
who should take themselves to task. Each man 
who pleads studies as an excuse should feel it 
his duty to find a way. Track needs him, he 
needs track. Determination plus planning will 
do it. 

Watch our new men progress from day to 
day, and see wherein the difference lies between 
athletics for the many and athletics for the few. 

Social Patriotism 

It is to be expected that in war times many 
people become pessimistic, in spite of them- 
selves. We all allow some of our social interests 
to wane, one by one. Several of the clubs 
prominent in campus life in previous years, 
have followed this tendency, and have not held 
a single business or social meeting during the 
present semester. 

A brighter outlook seems to be the remedy for 
such a condition. Optimism cannot be too 
strongly urged. We should find our pleasure in 
each other's society more and more. Cheerful-, 
ness, and those amusements which bring us to- 
gether, are, in wartime, psychological necessities. 
To take the joy out of college life in a winter 
such as this, is more aptly to be termed an un- 
patriotic act than is the effort of that part of 
our student body which desires to make social 
ties stronger. 

Take Warning! 

Major Duval warned the battalion yesterday 
that there have been too many absences from 
drill, and that if they continue, the War Depart- 
ment will take away the Reserve Officers' Train- 
ing Corps. Think for a moment what this radi- 
cal step would mean. Each and every man who 
is taking this course should bear this in mind in 
the future. If necessary, the college and mili- 
tary authorities should get together and 
cause absentees to be placed on probation. We 
must take this matter seriously and not endanger 
the success of the Bowdoin unit. 


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A College Publicity Bureau 

The recent publication in the Portland Even- 
ing Express of a purported forecast of the Bow- 
doin baseball prospects again calls attention to 
the need of some central controlling authority 
for the issuing of official news from the College 
and its activities. The Express article in ques- 
tion is a decided discredit to the man who wrctc 
it and shows that he is not at all informed as to 
affairs here at Bowdoin. Whether he is a stu- 
dent in the College or otherwise, he certainly 
displayed his ignorance of the actual prospects 
of the baseball team; he even stated that a man 
who left college a year ago is "a good bet for 
the position behind the bat." Another student 
who is not even a candidate for the team and ad- 
mits that he has never played baseball, is pur- 
ported to be a "strong candidate for the infield." 

But the Express has not been alone in regard 
to the publication of such items of so-called news 
from Bowdoin. The writer has noted several 
such instances during the last few weeks ; the 
Portland paper merely served as a climax to 
cause much discussion about the manner in which 
college news is sent out to 'the press. In 1897 
the Press Club was organized for the announced 
purpose of "giving the public the most accurate 
and consistent news possible in regard to Bow- 
doin College." Apparently this body has out- 
lived its age of usefulness and should be re- 
placed by some authority which will fulfill that 
end. To the best knowledge of the writer, the 
Press Club has done nothing for several years 
except to get a write-up in the Bugle. 

If news of Bowdoin is to be transmitted to the 
outside world, and that seems to be highly de- 
sirable for numerous reasons, why not provide 
for a publicity bureau for the distribution of 
such news as is authoritative and for the sup- 
pression of unauthoritative matter? The Orient 
stands ready to cooperate in any step in this di- 
rection and recommends that the proposition re- 
ceive consideration from the College and student 
body. C. E. S. 


Hanover, N. H., December 20, 1917. 
Dear Sir: 

The Dartmouth Outing Club hereby announces 
its eighth annual Winter Carnival, to be held in 
Hanover, N. H., this winter on February 14, 15 
and 16. Men from your institution are invited to 
participate in the ski and snowshoe events which 
will be open to men from all colleges and uni- 
versities in the United States and Canada. 

Believing that physical fitness is an invaluable 

asset to every man in time of war, the Dart- 
mouth Outing Club intends 'to put particular em- 
phasis upon the outdoor events of this year's 
carnival. These will include ski and snowshoe 
dashes and obstacle races, a ski cross-country 
race, a ski-joring contest. In addition, there will 
be competitive ski-jumping. Three prizes will 
be awarded in each of these events. 

Social features will not be lacking. The ten- 
tative program includes a play by the Dramatic 
Association, a concert by the musical clubs, and 
an intercollegiate league basketball game. The 
annual carnival ball, to be held in the gymna- 
sium, will furnish the climax to the indoor 

While in Hanover all outside contestants will 
be the guests of the Outing Club, and will be 
lodged in the college dormitories free of charge. 
Entry blanks and any further information will 
be forwarded on request. There will be no entry 

In sending you this letter, the Dartmouth Out- 
ing Club will appreciate all publicity you can 
give the matter, and would like to see Bowdoin 
represented in the events of next February. 
Very truly yours, 

F. W. Cassebeer, 


In a recent newspaper article Sol Metzger, 
formerly football coach at University of Penn- 
sylvania and Washington and Jefferson, now di- 
rector of athletics at Camp Dix, gave some in- 
teresting facts concerning the revival of ath- 
letics in the colleges, particularly in the Big 
Three, Harvard, Yale and Princeton. He says 
that, when this country entered the war, many 
colleges dropped all intercollegiate athletics and 
entered into the military game with great spirit. 
Now they are finding, however, that athletics are 
necessary to the well-being of the students and 
are planning to revive them to as near their for- 
mer state as is practical. He said in part : 

"I gave these officers the reasons why Yale, 
Harvard and Princeton abandoned intercollegi- 
ate athletics at the start of the war — that the 
students had then desired it, and nearly all 
thought it 'bad taste,' that all their athletes had 
gone into service together with most men over 
21, and that they had courses in military train- 

"But these officers argued that other colleges, 
as hard hit in every way, had gone ahead with 
their athletic programs. 

"With one accord army officers tell me that 



the army, from General Pershing down, favors 
making every man an athlete, that at some can- 
tonments the time formerly given to setting-up 
exercises is now allotted to competitive athletics 
and that these games are doing a big work." 

Sophomore track manager : Brown, O. G. Hall, 
Moore and Prosser. Hall was elected. 


The following are those men who are training 
under Coach Magee for the Sophomore-Fresh- 
man track meet, scheduled for Saturday, March 
9. The groups by fraternities include both those 
men who are out for regular track and those 
who are taking voluntary track. 

1920 : — Alpha Delta Phi : Cleaves, Moses ; Psi 
Upsilon : Dunbar, Avery ; Delta Kappa Epsilon : 
Drummond, Guptill, Rhoads, Brown; Theta 
Delta Chi : Adams, Cook, Cousins, Crockett, 
Curtis, Robbins; Zeta Psi: Haggerty, Lombard, 
Smith, Zeitler; Delta Upsilon: Mansfield; Kappa 
Sigma : Warren ; Beta Theta Pi : Ellms ; Phi 
Theta Upsilon : Clapham, Dostie, Look, Prosser. 

1921 : — Alpha Delta Phi: Heeney, Lovell ; Psi 
Llpsilon : Carpenter, Morse, O'Connell, Skelton. 
Sweetser, Thompson, Willson ; Delta Kappa Ep- 
silon: B. Atwood, R. Atwood, Cook, Cumming. 
Dodge, French, Osterman, Thompson, B. White, 
Williams; Theta Delta Chi: Beach, Haines, 
Larrabee, Laughlin, Prout ; Delta Upsilon : Dud- 
geon, Holmes, Ormerod, Sears ; Kappa Sigma : 
Gaff ney, Goodwin ; Beta Theta Pi : Garden, Per- 
kins, Rhodes; Beta Chi: Hone, McCrum, F. 
Rogers, Young; Phi Theta Upsilon: Hatch. 

The Freshmen defeated the Sophomores 7-4 
in the soccer and medicine ball contest held in 
the Athletic Building last Saturday. The Fresh- 
man team consisted of the following : Dodge, 
(capt), Carpenter, Dudgeon, Eames, Fenderson, 
Ogden, A. Thomson, Wing, Woodward, and 
Young. Those on the Sophomore team were : 
Cook, ( capt.), Clapham, K. Coombs, Curtis, 
Drummond, Guptill, Lombard, Rhoads, Prosser 
and Zeitler. The teams were chosen from those 
on the track squad. The Freshmen will now 
play the winners of the Junior-Senior match to 
lie held soon. 

The Sophomore Class held a meeting last 
Tuesday evening in the Union. The motion for 
a Sophomore Hop was unanimously passed. 
Nominations were made and voted upon for the 
dance committee. Brown, Cleaves, K. B. 
Coombs, Crockett and Montgomery were elected 
to the committee, to whom was given the power 
to choose their own chairman. 

The following nominations were made for 


A number ot interesting books have been added 
to the library. 

''Secrets of Polar Travel" by Rear Admiral 
Robert E. Peary, of the Class of 'jy, will be of 
particular interest to all who heard the recent 
lecture of MacMillan '98, who accompanied 
Peary, when he made the dash to the North Pole. 
A new copy of "Counter-Currents" by Agnes 
Repplier, the noted American essayist, who re- 
cently gave the Annie Talbot Cole Lectures here, 
will interest many. "All in It" by Major Beith 
will appeal to all patriotic students. All those 
who heard Madame Huard lecture on her war 
experiences will enjoy her book, "My Home in 
the Field of Mercy." 

Other books, which are particularly note- 
worthy are : "Life and' Letters of John Fiske" by 
J. S. Clark, "Recollections" by J. Morley, "At 
the Front in a Fliver" by W. Stevenson, and 
"Under Fire" by H. Barbusse. 


At a recent meeting of the National Collegiate 
Athletic Association letters were read from Sec- 
retary Daniels and Secretary Baker concerning 
the relation of college athletics and the officers' 
training camp. Both secretaries heartily en- 
dorsed college athletics as a means of creating 
better fitted officers. Secretary Daniels in his 
letter stated that the men, who had participated 
in the various branches of college athletics, made 
a much better showing than their companions, 
who had been delving - overmuch in Greek roots. 
He stated, moreover, that "the call, insistent and 
imperative, will soon be made to all men below 
31." In the face of these facts, every college 
man should qualify himself for some branch of 
athletics, whether he ever hopes to make himself 
a star or not. As was emphasized in the letters 
of Secretary Daniels and Secretary Baker, the 
aim of the college of the present should be to 
make a body of well trained men, rather than a 
few representatives as has been in vogue in the 


For the year 1917-18 the Freshman class is 
drawn from 75 preparatory schools of the United 
Staites; 41 of the schools, 28 of which are high 
schools and 13 academies, are in Maine; 19, of 
which 17 are high schools and two academies, 
in Massachusetts ; three high schools and one 



academy in New Hampshire ; two high schools 
and two academies in New York; one high school 
in each of the following, Illinois, Texas, and 
Nebraska ; and one academy in each Ohio, Penn- 
sylvania, Connecticut, and California. 

Of the 75 preparatory schools 10 are eligible to 
win the Abraxas Cup awarded annually to the 
school sending three or more men to Bowdoin 
whose graduates attain the highest scholarship 
during the first semester of their Freshman year. 
Following are the ten schools with the number of 
men from each school: New Bedford (Mass.) 
High School, 3; Bangor High School, 4; Bruns- 
wick High School, 7; Caribou High School, 3; 
Jordan High School, Lewis-ton, 3 ; Portland High 
School, 3; Deering High School, 5; Thornton 
Academy, 3 ; Skowhegan High School, 3, and 
Westbrook Seminary, 3. 

At present the cup is held by Dexter High 
School, which won it the first semester of 1916- 
17 with an average of 12.8333. ^- n 1915-16 it 
was won by Portland High School with an av- 
erage of 11.900. and in 1914-15 by Exeter Acad- 
emy with an average of 15.125. 

1st Lieut., C. A. C. In Prance 

1st Lieut. 101st Inf. In France 

2nd Lieut, C. A. C. In France 




2nd Lieut, Troop E, 2nd Cav., U. S. A. 


French Secretary, Chief Surgeon, 

26th Division, U. S. A. 


"Is American Higher Education Improving?" 
is the title of an article in The Educational Re- 
view. The writer thereof thinks it is not. One 
can approve of this conclusion when he thinks 
how materialism is tincturing our education and 
making knowledge instead of purpose and ten- 
dency the end to be sought. No education can 

• said to succeed that leaves out of first consid- 
eration the soul of the student, that part of him 
which constitutes his personality, which is the 
chief object of public education to develop. It 
is not SO' much sought in true education to make 
a pupil learned or smart, or knowing, as 'to make 
him noble, sincere, brave, faithful, courteous and 
honest. These things constitute the citizenship 
for the achievement of which the common 
schools are established and for which the people 
are called upon to pay taxes. Higher education 
is worth only the manhood that is put into it. — 
Ohio State Journal. 

mitt tfje JFacultp 

Professor Hormell spoke on "The Town of the 
Future" at the meeting of the Old Orchard Club 
at Old Orchard last Tuesday afternoon. 

A number of the professors figured in the re- 
cent election of the Church on the Hill. Pro- 
fessor Woodruff was elected moderator; Profes- 
sor Burnett, assessor and member of the music 
committee ; Professors W. H. Davis and Hutch- 
ins, members of the music committee ; and Pro- 
fessor Files, member of the finance committee. 

Professor Moody was recently appointed a 
member of a committee to investigate the general 
situation in regard to the ice supply of Bruns- 

Professor Mitchell was the Four Minute 
speaker at the Pastime last Thursday evening. 

©n tije Campus 

The band picture will be taken at Webber's 
at one o'clock Friday afternoon. 

The new 1917-18 annual catalogue is ready for 
distribution at the Library. Over 2500 copies 
were mailed to Alumni in various parts of the 
globe last week. 

Regular physical training classes will be 
omitted during the midyear examinations, but 
make-ups will be held every day at 4.30 p.m. 
during this period. 

Anyone having a spare copy of the Orient 
for Dec. 11, 1917, is requested to call up Manager 
Joyce at the Kappa Sig House at once. Five 
copies of that issue are desired, at ten cents each- 


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A coal census is being taken by the College 
to ascertain the amount of coal in the possession 
of the several professors and fraternity houses. 

Students with gymnasium absences are re- 
quired to make these up as soon as possible. 
Students whose gymnasium work is reported un- 
satisfactory at the end of this semester will re- 
ceive formal warnings from the colleg'e office at 
that time. 

The addresses delivered at the Memorial Ser- 
vice for President Hyde on the 24th of October, 
together with the Dean's chapel address and trib- 
utes from the other Maine colleges and the 
academic and medical faculties, are being printed 
and will be distributed to the Alumni this month. 

alumni Jftotcs 

'74 — Hon. Don A. H. Powers, former speak- 
er of the Maine House of Representatives and 
one of the best known attorneys of the State, 
died at his home in Houltoni, Dec. 6, at the age 
of 67 years. He had been in ill health several 
years and for the last few weeks his death had 
not been unexpected. 

Mr. Powers was a brother of former Gover- 
nor Llewellyn Powers and former Judge Fred- 
erick A. Powers. 

He was admitted to the Maine bar in 1876, and 
practiced in Newport for a number of years be- 
fore removing to Houlton. He married Miss 
Frances Shaw in 1878. 

Mr. Powers was a member of the Governor's 
Council from 1899 to 1902, anda member of the 
Legislature from 1905 to 1908. He was speaker 
of the House at the latter session. During his 
career in the Legislature he was one of the Re- 
publican 'leaders and .the father of many im- 
portant bills. 

Throughout the State he was highly respected 
for his ability and much liked for his genial 
personality. He enjoyed the friendship of hun- 
dreds of men. Mr. Powers belonged to the 
Knights Templar, Odd Fellows, and Elks. His 
wife and one daughter survive him. 

'76 — Charles Sargent died Nov. 26 at North 
Grafton, Mass., where he had been since sum- 
mer, after being moved from the State Hospital 
in Boston. He was supposed last summer to be 
improving and his friends moved him to North 
Grafton, for the country life. 

M '78— Dr. David A. Kincaid of South Port- 
land died December 6 at his home. He was 64 
years old. The end came suddenly, though he 
had been in ill health the past few years. 

Dr. Kincaid had an extensive practice until 
ten years ago, when poor health forced him to 
give it up. Since that time he has traveled a 
great deal. He leaves his wife and two daugh- 

Ex '82 — Hiram T. Waterhouse, former city 
clerk of Portland', died very suddenly in Portland 
December 5, at 57 years of age. He was engaged 
for many years in the brokerage business. Mr. 
Waterhouse was a member of 'the Elks, Port- 
land Yacht Club and Portland Athletic Club. He 
is survived by a sister and an aunt. 

'94 — Rev. Alfred V. Bliss of Taunton, Mass., 
is doing Y. M. C. A. work at Camp Devens. 

'94 — The November number of the Maine Law 
Reviezv is dedicated to Prof. Edgar M. Simpson 
and contains two notable tributes to his work in 
the College of Law at the University of Maine, 
the resolutions of the faculty and 1 a portrait. 
Prof. Simpson resigned last June after fifteen 
years of service, to give entire time to- his ex- 
tensive private practice. His devotion, thorough- 
ness and high ideals, added to a rare gift of clean 
and concise expression, have made him a teacher 
that can not easily be spared. 

'02 — Dr. Eugene R. Kelley's paper "Civiliza- 
tion and Infectious Diseases" has been reprinted 
in pamphlet form from the Journal of Sociologic 

'02 — Sidney W. Noyes has been elected assist- 
ant cashier of the Liberty National Bank of New 
York city. Harvey D. Gibson, a classmate of 
Noyes, is president of this bank. 

'06 — Robert T. Woodruff, recently a partner 
in the firm of Barney and Woodruff of Lynn, 
Mass., has gone to New York City, and has en- 
tered the law offices of Sullivan and Cromwell. 
Overseer William J. Curtis '75, is one of the 
partners in this well known firm. 

M '08 — Dr. John G Potter of Houlton has 
gone to Georgia for active duty in the Medical 
Reserve Corps. He has practiced in Houlton for 
■several years. 

M '12 — Lieutenant (Dr.) Clarence L. Scam- 
man is conducting a school for cooks at the Am- 
bulance Section Camp at Allentown, Pa. The 
i'8o cooks have been divided into six sections, 
and it is Lieutenant Scamman's purpose to teach 
them to save food through scientific care in its 

'14 — Elroy O. LaCasce is director of athletics 
at Westbrook Seminary. Portland, this year. He 
served with the Second Infantry, N.G.S.M. on 
the Mexican border two vears ago, but because of 

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an injury received when he was captain of the 
1914 varsity baseball team, (he was obliged to give 
up 'his commission, and was mustered out of serv- 
ice for this technical disability. 

'15 — James A. Lewis of North Haven has 
been elected principal of Freeport High School 
to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of 
Allen W. Mansfield, who enlisted recently. Mr. 
Lewis graduated, from Bowdoin College in 191 5 
and after a post graduate work at Harvard, 
taught for a year at Stonington High School, 
and attended the last training camp at Platts- 

'15 — -Dana K. Merrill, of Portland, has gone 
to Fort Slocum, N. Y., to get intensive training 
before going to France. He enlisted before the 
draft, and so will be able to choose the branch 
of the service which he prefers. Merrill has 
been an instructor in English at the Pennylvania 
State College. 

M '15 — Lieutenant (Med.) George O. Cum- 
mings, U.S.N., of Portland and Sibyl, daughter 
of Mr. aod Mrs. H. Willi & Kemp of Kingston, 
N. H, were married, Nov. 25 in Portland. 

The young people were to have been wed in 
January after the bride's graduation from- the 
Maine General Hospital, but Dr. Cummings, who 
is stationed at the Portsmouth Navy Yard, ex- 
pects to leave for France soon and it was sud*- 
dently decided therefore to have the ceremony 
while the groom was at home on a forty-eight 
hour furlough. 

Mrs. Cummings is a graduate of Brown Uni- 
versity in the class of 1914. 

'16— Malcolm H. Dyar has enlisted in the 
aviation corps. Awaiting call, he will continue 
his teaching at St. Mark's School. 

'16 — Lieutenant Alden F. Head 1 , who has been 
at the army training camp at Ayer, Mass., has 
been transferred to Washington, D. C, wb'"-p he 
will begin his duties in the Quartermasters De- 

'17 — The marriage of Miss Helen Isabelle 
Foss. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Foss 
of Dexter, to Ensign Clarence H. Crosby, 
U.S.N., is announced. The bride is a graduate 
of Dexter High and of Smith College in 1917. 
The groom is at present on duty on the U.S.S. 

'17 — Edward Humphrey of Portland has gone 
to Fort Slocum, N. Y., to take intensive training 
before going to France. Having enlisted before 
the draft, he may choose that branch of service 
he desires. He has been studying this fall at 
Lehigh University. 

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NO. 26 


Major Duval recently received the following 
order from the Adjutant General of the Army, 
relative to calls to selective service of members 
of the second year advanced course in the R.O. 

i. It has been decided that members of the 
Reserve Officers' Training Corps, second year 
advanced course, who are called into the mili- 
tary service under the provisions of the Selective 
Service Law, will be admitted, if found qualified, 
to the appropriate service school for training 
candidates for commissions. 

2. When such members are called into the 
service, the professor of Military Science and 
Tactics on duty at the school or college, will in- 
form the Adjutant General of the Army of the 
fact and of their qualifications in order that 
their admittance as candidates in training 
schools for officers may be given consideration. 


A radio and buzzer school has been organized 
under the direction of Professors Hutchins and 
Evans of the Physics department. This course 
is open to men of the community and College 
who expect to enter the service by next summer. 
The U.S. Signal Corps needs fifteen thousand 
radio and buzzer operators, and has asked the 
schools and colleges of the country to provide 
instruction in this line. 

The college is authorized to give certificates to 
those who take this course and attain a profi- 
ciency of 20 words a minute, in receiving and 
sending messages in the international code. Men 
who receive such certificates will be given an 
opportunity of entering the Signal Corps when 
they are called into service. 

The course is held from seven to nine, three 
evenings a week ; the equipment is available for 
individual practice from 9.30 a. m. to 12 and 
from 2.30 p. m. to 5 daily. The present enroll- 
ment of the course is 25. 

Among those assisting in the instruction are 
E. P. Ackley, F. A. Hilton '19, H. C. Nelson '19 
and D. H. Tebbets '19. 


According to an announcement made last 
Wednesday Professor George T. Files is to go 
to France in Y.M.C.A. work. He will have the 
■ink of lieutenant and will have charge of one 
of the big Y.M.C.A. bases with the French army. 
He will probably leave early in February. 

Some time ago the Y.M.C.A. asked Professor 
Files to accept one of the big executive positions 
in association work in France and since then he 
has been arranging his business and personal 
affairs in order to comply with the call which 
e felt was a patriotic duty that must be ac- 
cepted. He is very well fitted for the position, 
speaking French, German, and Italian very 
fluently. In addition he has lived for extended 
periods in all of these countries and thoroughly 
knows the territory and the people. 

Only recently he was re-elected president of 
the Maine Automobile Association and he had 
planned an important year's work in connection 
with this organization. He has pledged himself 
to remain in France for a minimum period of 



six months, and his work will be turned over 
and carried on by the other officials of the asso- 


It is doubtful if the Art Building is opened 
again this winter. The college is short of coal, 
although, if every saving possible is made, the 
supply will hold out until spring. When 
the Art Building opens depends entirely upon 
the coal situation. If the weather should mod- 
erate or the lack of coal become less acute, it 
is possible that the building will be opened; 
otherwise it will remain closed until warm 


At its meeting last Friday the Athletic Coun- 
cil approved of the schedule arranged by Man- 
ager Cole '19 calling for a trip into southern 
New England in April. Some of the old rivals 
of the White will be met on their home fields 
and some new worthy opponents have been se- 
cured. The trip is to be made somewhat later 
than usual this year. This, however, should 
prove an advantage to the team and help it to 
make its best appearance on rival diamonds be- 
cause it will have more outdoor practise than 
usual before starting. 

The schedule which the manager has drawn 
up is as follows : 

April 23 — Wesleyan at Middletown, Conn. 

April 24 — Amherst at Amherst, Mass. 

April 25 — Williams at Williamstown, Mass. 

April 26 — Holy Cross at Worcester, Mass. 

April 27 — St. Anslems at Manchester, N. H. 

Owing to the fact that the University of Maine 
has decided to close on May 20th, a new schedule 
for the Maine State series will have to be drawn 
up by the managers. 

Just at present it is doubtful if there will be 
any indoor baseball practise this spring except 
that possibly the battery candidates imay 'be 
called out for some in March. As yet nothing 
definite has been settled about a coach. 


Within the last week men applying for com- 
missions as officers in the Aviation Section of the 
Signal Reserve Corps, have appeared at Port- 
land before an examining board recently ap- 
pointed to hold examinations for applicants from 
Maine and New Hampshire. 

By addressing the U.S.A. Aviation Examin- 
ing Board, 806 Congress St., Portland, Me., in- 
formation mav be had which should be of in- 

terest to young men of good physique between 
19 and 30, (both inclusive,) who want to senx 
their country and incidentally to learn to fly. 

Men somewhat older who have technical 
training or business experience along certain 
lines, may qualify as non-flying supply officers, 
adjutants, etc., to the flying squadrons. 


Manager Mahoney '19 and Coach Magee have 
received word that Bowdoin and Williams will 
meet in the relay race held at the Boston Ath- 
letic Association races. The meet will 'be held 
as usual in Mechanics' Building, the date being 
February 2nd. None of the other Maine col- 
leges will be represented in this branch of track 
work this winter, and so the races for the State 
title will necessarily be omitted from the pro- 
gram. Savage and Cleaves broke the college 
.ecord for the 390 yards at recent relay trials 
and Simonton and Wyman came very near 
equalling it. Lovell, ' Adams, McCarthy and 
Dostie are also making good time. 

Coodwin '21, who won the New England In- 
tercollegiate Cross-Country run this fall, is to 
participate in an invitation three mile run at the 
B.A.A. meet, among the other competitors being 
Jimmy Hennigan, of the Dorchester A. A., Joie 
Ray, of Chicago, the national junior three mile 
champion, and Nightingale of New Hampshire 
State College. 

Should the relay team defeat Williams, it is 
possible that they will go to the Meadowbrook 
Relay Carnival in Philadelphia later in the win- 
ter. ' 

The Bowdoin Interscholastic Meet is sched- 
uled for February 16th and should be a most suc- 
cessful one this year. Thirteen schools have sig- 
nified their intention of sending teams to the 
meet, Gnrham, N. H. High School being among 
these. The Freshman-Sophomore Meet will be 
held March 8th and the Interclass Meet a week 


Joseph Sandford '18 is a full-fledged birdman 
in England and expects shortly to be a member 
of the many squadrons now chasing the enemy in 
France. In a letter to his parents he gives his 
impressions of his first trip in the air. "After 
a little run," he said, "we left the ground and 
began to go up slowly. I didn't have any sen- 
sation at all. You know I get dizzy when I 
look down from a building, but I didn't feel it 
■t all when I looked down at the ground. We 
went up about 1,500 feet and then sailed around. 



When we had made one-half turn around the 
field the instructor held out his arms and left 
me with the darned thing'. Once in a while we 
would strike a bump and go up 20 or 30 feet, and 
the next drop about the same. Sometimes one 
wing would go down, then the other. A little 
move will tip her up or down or roll her on 
either side. I got in 35 minutes in all and it 
counted as dual. Mind you, the first time I had 
ever been up. The whole thing was great. The 
ground looks like patchwork from the air. You 
can see miles and miles and all covered with 
patches of green, ploughed fields, woods, etc. 
Houses look like little boxes and villages like a 
little collection of varied shaped boxes." 


Ex->7— William O. Peterson, Col. C.A.C. 

'06 — William H. Stone, 3rd Me. Inf. 

Ex-'i4 — Walter Brown, O.T.C., Camp Devens, 

'15 — Frank E. Knowlton, U. S. N. 

'17 — Frederick J. Corbett, Pvt, Sch. of Mil. 
Aeronautics, Columbus, Ohio. 

'17— Winfield E. Wight, Pvt., M.R.C. 

'18— Robert G. Albion, 4th Co., O.T.C., Camp 
Devens, Mass. 

'18— Franklin D. MacCormick, 4th Co.. O.T.C., 
Camp Devens, Mass. 

'18— Bela W. Norton, 4th Co., O.T.C., Camp 
Devens, Mass. 

'18— Karl V. Palmer, 4th Co.. O.T.C., Camp 
Devens, Mass. 

Ex-'i8 — Asa C. Morse, in France. 

M '12— Clyde H. Merrill, 1st Lieut., Med. 
Corps, England. 

Facultv — Sherman A. White, Major, U. S. 

Faculty — Fred E. Coy, Capt. 301st Inf., Camp 
Devens, Mass. 


'08— A. L. Robinson, Capt., 26th Co., C.A.C. 

'10 — H. 0. Hawes, 2nd Lieut., F.A., San An- 
tonio, Texas. 

'12 — H. A. White, 1st Lieut., 303d Inf., Camp 
Devens, Mass. 

Ex-'i5— S. P. Morrill, O.T.C., Camp Devens, 

'16 — Henry G. Wood, Sergt, Canadian For- 
estry Batt, France. 

'17— N. U. McConaughy, 4th Co., O.T.C. ; 
Camp Devens, Mass. 

'17 — F. E. Noyes, 2nd Lieut., Troop E., 2nd 
Cav., Fort Ethan Allen, Vt. 

'17— C. K. Ross, Pvt., Med. Dept, A.S.S.C, 
Portland, Me. 

'17 — R. W. Swift, 1st Lieut., 151st Depot 
orig'ade. Camp Devens, Mass. 

'18— W. E. Walker, O.T.C., Fort Oglethorpe, 

Ex-' 18— Fred W. McConkey, Jr., 1st Lieut., 
301st F. A., Camp Devens, Mass. 

Ex-'i9 — A. J. Boratis, Sergt., 21st Co., C.A.C. 
Watertown, Mass. 

'20— M. H. Smith, U.S.M.A., West Point. 

Since the last issue of the Orient the follow- 
ing men are reported as registered at the Amer- 
ican University Union in Paris : 

Chester B. Emerson '04, Y.M.C.A. ; and H. N. 
Marsh '09, Anti-Aircraft Artillery. 


Bowdoin and Wesleyan are completing ar- 
rangements for the inter-collegiate debate, 
though no definite date has been agreed upon. It 
is hoped that another college will come into the 
league, but this is far from a certainty. 

The Bradbury debates will probably be held 
one or two weeks after mid-years. 


The following courses not given last semester, 
will be open : Government 6, International Re- 
lations will be given the second semester as an- 
nounced in the catalogue with the following 
modifications: European international relations 
leading to the present war will be added. The 
course will be open to Seniors, Juniors and to 
Sophomores who have had Government 1, 2. 
The hour will be 10.30 instead of 11.30, Monday, 
Wednesday and Friday. 

Other courses that will be open the second 
semester are : Botany, elective for Sophomores. 
Juniors and Seniors ; and Mineralogy, elective 
for Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors who have 
passed Chemistry 1. 

History 10 will not be given as announced, 
Government 6 coming at that hour. 


At the meeting of the Board of LTnion Gover- 
nors on Monday evening, Jan. 14th, the follow- 
ing men were elected as LTnion attendants for the 
second semester: Cole '19, Clapham '20, Jones 
'20, Rounds '20, and Goodwin 21. 

Besides these regular attendants the following 
were chosen as alternates : Tibbetts '20, Simmons 
'19 and Lyons '19. 



Published 33 Times During the Collegiate 

Year uy The Bowdoin Publishing 


In the Interests of the Students of 


Gerald S. Joyce, T918, Editor-in-Chief 

Clyde E. Stevens, 1919, Managing Editor 

department and associate editors 
Philip E. Goodhue, 1920, Alumni 

Stanley M. Gordon, 1920, On the Campus 

Cloyd E. Small, 1920 With the Faculty 

Louis W. Doherty, 1919 

Ronald B. Wadsworth, 1920 

Robert G. Albion, 1918 
Whitney Coombs, 1918 
Franklin D. MacCormick, 1918 
Bela W. Norton, 1918 
Rolland C. Farnham, 19 19 
William Congreve, Jr., 1920 

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

All communications regarding subscriptions 
should be addressed to the Business Manager of 
the Bowdoin Publishing Co. Subscriptions, $2.00 
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Vol. XLV1I. JAN. 23, 1918 No. 26 

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

The Meed of Business Training 

Should the college man be business trained? 
No matter how much we may love learning for 
its own sake, we must face the issue squarely. 

The great shut-down of the past few days has 
set us thinking. The men who are controlling 
our nation today are college trained, but almost 
without exception they have had too little busi- 
ness training, from the President down. Each 

administrator is thoroughly alive to his job, but 
there has been a lack of business coordination, 
and the results are clearly evident. Other fac- 
tors enter into the present situation, but this 
phase is peculiarly of interest to us. 

Why shouldn't a few business studies be in- 
corporated into the American college course of 
stud)- ? 

Admittedly, the college man is fast inheriting 
all of the big' things in busy, bustling, bungling" 
America, and he has to secure even the rudi- 
ments from the school of hard knocks. His col- 
lege course has opened many doors to him and 
has shown him the way to open others. But how 
much more progressive his training would have 
been if, beside the theoretical and the disciplin- 
ary studies, he had received some of the practi- 
cal. Shorthand, and simple accounting, for in- 
stance, would do heaps of good if taken fresh- 
man year. Even if they served only as aids to 
accuracy in other courses, typewriting, business 
practice, and commercial law would be immense- 
ly worth while. No true lover of education 
wants radical departures, and neither does he de- 
sire rock-ribbed conservatism. There is a happy 
middle-ground, hard to attain, but nevertheless 
possible. On which side of the median is the 
typical New England college? 

Few of us can adequately express ourselves 
when asked the "why" of our going to college. 
We vaguely say that it is training for life. Our 
"coming into things" later on is tacitly accepted. 
But are we prepared? Just as surely as we are 
not, there will be a day of awakening, whatever 
our life work may be. 

Professor Johnson 

The hosts of friends of Professor Johnson 
will be much concerned at the news of his illness, 
and the attendant operation for appendicitis last 
Saturday in the Dudley Coe Infirmary. The pa- 
tient is reported to be resting' quite comfortably 
at present, and we all hope for as speedy a re- 
covery as is consistent with the nature of the 

Our Loss Their Gain 

Another member of our faculty has responded 
to the nation's call to service, and this time it is 
a man whose temporary absence the College and 
the State will feel very keenly. The Red Tri- 
angle is to be congratulated upon its perspicacity 
in searching out a lieutenant of such proved 
ability and magnetic influence. The noble and 
efficient service of the Y.M.C.A. has helped so 
much to mitigate the horrors of war that our 



feelings of regret in the present instance must 
be mingled with those of patriotic admiration 
and hopefulness. One and all we unite in ex- 
tending to Professor Files every good wish for 
continued success in the months to come. 

An Appeal 

The Bowdoiu Publishing Company urgently 
desires the checks from all subscribers to whom 
bills have been rendered. The Orient and the 
Quill have steady obligations to meet, and any 
enforced omission of an issue would be a hard 
blow at their integrity. We all realize that 
people are loath to part with money in war 
times. Few loyal Bowdoin men will consider 
the Orient a luxury, however. They need it 
more than ever, and surely, why delay paying 
for it any longer? If every subscription is paid, 
we can feel assured of a firm financial footing, 
but if bills are tossed aside our credit is bound 
to suffer. Other college papers have felt the 
effects of the war, too, and in several cases 
subscription rates have had to be raised fifty 
per cent. With true and loyal cooperation, the 
Orient can avoid such an alternative; our col- 
lectible assets are greater than our liabilities. 
Help us help you. 


"I'm not going to drill this afternoon; it's too 
muddy and disagreeable." 

A slacker; that's all; no more, no less. The 
course in military training being given at the 
University is not intended to be a mere routine 
of sunshine drills, but a taste of what is to fol- 

If we are taking military science for two 
hours' credit and nothing more, then we are 
slackers. If we bolt drill because of inclement 
weather, then we have proved ourselves to be 
slackers. — Michigan Daily. 


To the Editor of the Orient: 

When the Bowdoin R.O.T.C. was first re-or- 
ganized this fall there was considerable discus- 
sion as to whether the men in the Unit should 
wear the uniforms all or only part of the time. 
Now, however, so far as the wearing of the uni- 
forms about the campus is concerned, the prob- 

1 seems to have been settled to the satisfac- 
tion of everyone. The concensus of opinion ap- 
pears to be that the uniforms may quite properly 
be worn on the campus at all times. 

Now we are told that the wearing of the uni- 
forms during; vacations and week ends causes 

criticism, and that it seems hardly the thing to 
be worn at home or in places where little or 
nothing is known about our course here. But in 
the issue of the Orient of October 30, 1917, 
Major Duval stated that "units undergoing 
training at universities and colleges under the 
law, as they are Federal units, are made part of 
the military forces of the nation; and while en- 
rolled, are entitled to wear the prescribed uni- 
forms of their grades." Furthermore, that 
"every student should feel that he is accorded a 
great honor by being specially authorized by 
law and by order of the War Department, the 
privilege of wearing the uniform of a soldier of" 
the U.S. — and should be eager at all times' and 
all places to appear in it." According to the 
opinion of Major Duval, then, it is not true that 
the uniform "is hardly the thing to be worn" in 
certain places, for no such places exist . 

Again, to believe that censure can be brought 
upon the College and upon the R.O.T.C here by 
wearing the uniform away from the campus is 
not consistent with reason. Those who have had 
military affairs in charge here deserve -a great 
deal of credit for what they have done for the 
College and for the men in it, and there is no 
better way of bringing this before the outside 
world than by wearing the uniform when away 
from the campus. It shows that while our 
Faculty are advising men to remain in college 
as long as possible, as is fitting and proper, they 
are at the same time alert to the needs of the 
country and are doing something worth while 
toward the great war. It is also in keeping with 
what other colleges are doing, and I should dis- 
like very much to feel that while Harvard and 
Brown, for example, are sending their men home 
in uniform, Bowdoin is hiding her lamp under a 

As regards the salute, that is a minor detail. 
Mistakes are continually being made in the 
branches of the regular army. For example, 
those men in the medical corps at Allentown who 
wear leather puttees are mistaken for officers 
again and again. But, indeed, if any enlisted 
man cannot see the R.O.T.C. wreath on the cap 
of one of our officers, it is unfortunate, for the 
insignia is there just as plain as it is possible to 
make it. And, let those who attack the sincer- 
ity of the R.O.T.C. men and accuse them- of pre- 
tending to be something which they are not, re- 
member that these men are just as suicere in 
what they are doing, as the enlisted men in any 
other branch of the service, and that they are not 
putting up a bluff or making any pretence what- 
soever. They are training to be officers of the 



U.S. Army, and are proud of it. They are mak- 
ing the most of a great opportunity and by so 
doing are showing their appreciation to the gov- 
ernment and to the College for having given 
them the chance. 

Boyce A. Thomas '18. 


Since February, 1917, nearly one hundred and 
fifty colleges, technical schools and universities 
organized as the Intercollegiate Intelligence Bu- 
reau have been giving special aid to the country 
in its greatest crisis. Brought into existence al- 
most at the direct request of the Secretaries of 
War and the Navy, the Bureau has been warmly 
received and greatly used by government depart- 
ments. About four thousand men of specialized 
training have been placed at important war work 
on the request of government officers for men 
having a variety of training and experience. In 
a number of cases the bureau served when other 
sources had failed. The method used was to 
have an adjutant and committee appointed at 
each educational institution which would organ- 
ize as a co-operative unit of the bureau. Through 
questionnaires and otherwise, the adjutants kept 
on file accurate and adequate information of stu- 
dents and alumni so that the calls from the 
Washington office of the Bureau could be an- 
swered, by sending names of men who were fit 
and who could serve the government. Success 
has been brought by the adjutants. Those in- 
stitutions which have helped most, and in turn 
fiaving been strengthened most, have their adju- 
tants to thank. The extensive work of the Wash- 
ington office was made possible, by devoted 
young volunteers from a dozen colleges, who 
gave their time and expenses while carrying the 
bureau into government departments. After a 
while, city committees of college men were or- 
ganized, because of the large number of desir- 
able and available men in the cities. 

A Division of Information will supply spe- 
cial information which may be asked for by col- 
lege officers. It will mail a weekly letter which 
will put college officers everywhere in close and 
immediate contact with w