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The College authorities 'have received word 
from the War Department that 300 hours of 
training- by May ist will probably receive recog- 
nition by the War Department as a requisite for 
entrance to an officers' training camp. The final 
decision in regard to the matter has not yet been 
reached. In view of this information an inten- 
sive course in military training was started yes- 
terday afternoon, and will continue during the 
month of April. Only those men, who by May 
first, 1918, will be 20 years and 9 months of age, 
and who by taking this course will have received 
in this college 300 hours of military tra'ining, 
and who on conclusion of the course will go to 
such training camps as are open to them, are 

The work of the course will be given from 
1.30 to 6 p. m. every day of the week except 
Sunday. Men taking the course will be excused 
from all academic courses in excess of two un- 
til May 1st. Men who are not taken into camps 
at the conclusion of this period of intensive 
training will be required to resume the academic 
courses temporarily dropped unless their instruc- 
tors deem it impracticable for them to do so. 
They will not have to make up the work lost, but 
at the end of the semester will take a special ex- 
amination and grades will be assigned them in 
due consideration of the handicaps they have 

won the State championship last spring, and his 
work was responsible to a great extent for the 
fine showing made by the team. 

During the Easter vacation, word was re- 
ceived of the death of Michael J. Deichanty, Jr. 
'20, the result of an accident which befell his 
airplane at Pensacola, Fla. Delehanty was a 
special student at Bowdoin last year, and was 
appointed to the second officers' training camp. 
Being refused a commission in the army because 
of his youth, he enlisted in the naval reserve 
force and was soon commissioned ensign in the 
aviation branch. While training at Pensacola, 
his airplane dropped 400 feet, resulting in the 
death of both Ensign Delehanty and his com- 
panion officer. 

During his brief course at Bowdoin, Dele- 
hanty played on the varsity baseball team which 


The following letter was received by Dean 
Sills recently in reply to an invitation extended 
by him to Secretary McAdoo to address the 
Bowdoin students in the near future : — 

Washington, March 23, 1918. 
My dear Dr. Sills: 

I have your letter of the i8th of March and 
thank you sincerely for your very kind invita- 
tion to me to speak at Bowdoin College during 
the Third Liberty Loan campaign. It would 
give me a great deal of pleasure to do as you 
suggest, particularly so since I have been deeply 
impressed by the splendid response of the young 
men from our colleges and universities to the 
call of their country during the present war. I 
do not know whether it will be possible for me 
to speak at any point in Maine outside of Port- 
land, but you may be sure that I shall keep your 
generous invitation in mind and accept it if it 
is possible to do so. 


(Signed) W. G. McAdoo. 


The varsity baseball team will open its season 
next .Saturday on Whittier Field with the 
Cabots of Brunswick as their opponents. As yet 
the field is soft and parts of the outfield are 
covered with snow, but the caretakers are work- 
ing hard and ought to have it in a playable 
condition if the weather remains favorable. 

On Tuesday, as soon as college had reopened, 
the squad was able to get its first outdoor prac- 
tice, finding the Delta in fairly good condition. 
Coach Houser was present and put the candi- 
dates through a good working out. Hereafter 
he is to be with the squad regularly on Tues- 
days, Thursdays and Saturdays, and will be 
present at all games and make all trips. It is 
his plan not to definitely select the team before 
the Massachusetts trip, April 23-27. During the 
three games before that date with the Cabots, 
Bates, and Portland Naval Reserves, he will be 


able to see how the candidates appear in act- 
ual service before he makes his final decision. 

There is a large squad out and there seems to 
be plenty of material for nearly every position. 
Capt. Pendleton i8, Smethurst '19 and A. C. 
Savage '20 seem to be the best possibilties for 
the hurling end of the battery. All these men 
pitched in varsity games last season. F. P. 
Hall '19 is making a strong bid for the catcher's 
berth. Cook '20, a veteran of last season seems 
to be rounding into form for a position in the 
infield. Finn '19, a veteran of tvi'o seasons, is 
now covering the shortstop's position and is ex- 
pected to retain it without difficulty. Caspar 
'19 is making a strong bid for the first sack 
with some competition. Third base is still an 
imsettled post, but Small '19 seems to be run- 
ning strong at present. There are many candi- 
dates for the outfield and it looks like a toss-up 
among Grover '19, McCarthy '19, Racine '19, 
Dostie '20, A. W. Hall '20 and Prosser '20 for 
the three positions. 

There are, however, several other promising 
candidates bidding for berths on the team. The 
whole squad is as follows : 

Pitcher: Capt. Pendleton '18, Smethurst '19, L. 
O. Smith '19, A. C. Savage '20, Drummond '20, 
Holmes '21 and A. Thomson '21. 

Catcher: F. P. Hall '19, K. B. Coombs '20, 
Haggerty '20, Rhoads '20 and Sears '21. 

Infield Candidates: Murch '18, Woodworth 
'18, Caspar '19, Finn '19, Pearson '19, Small '19. 
Sullivan '19, Cook '20, Zeitler '20, Claff '21, Mar- 
ston '21, Parent '21, and Stanley '21. 

Outfield: Reynolds '18, McCarthy '19, Racine 
'19, Sylvester '19, Prosser '20, Farnham '21, 
Howard '21, Jackson '21, Larrabee '21, Toyo- 
kawa '21 and Woodward '21. 


A telegram from Major M. H. Cook of the ad- 
jutant general's office in the Department of the 
Northeast was received by Major Duval Tues- 
day afternoon, March 19th, announcing that an 
official inspection of the Bowdoin Battalion, R.O. 
T. C, would take place the following morning 
Accordingly the companies assembled at 8.30 
Wednesday morning under the command of Ma- 
jor Duval in the Athletic Building, weather con- 
ditions being such that it was impossible to hold 
the inspection outdoors. 

The inspection of the battalion was very rigid 
and lasted for several hours. The several com- 
panies then gave an exhibition of Butt's Manual 
and close order drill, under command of their 
respective captains and lieutenants. At the con- 

clusion of the drill, the battalion was again as- 
sembled to ascertain those who wished to enter 
officers' training camp in May or June. 

Although no formal statement has been made 
as to the result of the inspection, it is thought 
that the inspecting officer was well satisfied with 
the results obtained during the fall and winter 


The following schedule has been drawn up 
by Manager Cole '19 to be approved by the 
Athletic Council at its next meeting. The col- 
lege games have already been approved by the 
council but games with service teams have yet 
to be approved. 

The schedule : 

Apr. 13. — Cabots at Brunswick. 

Apr. 19. — Bates at Lewiston (exhibition). 

Apr. 20. — Portland Naval Reserve at Bruns- 

Apr. 23. — Wesleyan at Middletown, Conn. 

Apr. 24. — Amherst at Amherst, Mass. 

Apr. 25. — Williams at Williamstown, Mass. 

Apr. 26. — Holy Cross at Worcester, Mass. 

Apr. 27. — St. Anslem's at Manchester, N. H. 

May I. — Fort Baldwin at Brunswick (pend- 

May 4. — Univ. of Maine at Orono. 

May II. — Univ. of Maine at Brunswick. 

May 15. — Boothbay Harbor Naval Reserve at 

May 18.— Colby at Waterville. 

May 22. — Rockland Naval Reserves at Bruns- 
wick (pending). 

May 25. — St. Anslem's at Brunswick. 

May 30. — Bates at Lewiston. 

May 3i.^Bates at Bnmswick (Ivy Day). 

June r.^ — Colby at Brunswick. 

June 19. — Alumni at Brunswick. 


Dr. Fred Houdlett Albee '99 is to become the 
head of the world's largest orthopedic hospital, 
which the United States Government is now 
erecting in New Jersy, primarily for our soldiers 
and sailors injured in the war. The eighty build- 
ings which will comprise the immense institution 
will cost $1,500,000, and will serve a variety of 
purposes. First and foremost will be the depart- 
ment of bone-graft surgery, — so successfully 
practiced by Dr. Albee and his associates. Some 
of the buildings will be factories for turning 
out mechanical limbs ; and in order that the own- 
ers of these may use them to the best advantage, 
schools of instruction will be provided. When 


such is necessary, maimed patients will be taught 
how to make themselves self-supporting. After 
the war, civilians are to be admitted, also. 

Dr. Albee received his medical education at 
Harvard and was graduated in 1903. His many 
successes in bone-surgery have aroused the ad- 
miration of the Old as well as the New World, 
and he has been highly honored many times by 
governments and medical societies. His book 
Bone-Graft Surgery is very widely known, and 
he is commonly rated as the world's foremost 
orthopedic surgeon. It is generally understood 
that Dr. William Lawton Thompson '99, Johns 
- Hopkins '04, will continue to assist Dr. Albee in 
the great work. 

It may be recalled that Bowdoin conferred the 
degree of Doctor of Science upon Dr. Albee 
last June. 



'00 — Harry H. Hamlen, Lieut., U.S.N.R., 
Charleston, S. C. 

'11 — Arthur H. Cole, Capt., Ordnance Dept., 
Washington, D. C. 

Ex-'ii — Algernon T. Gibson, seaman, U.S.N. 
Training Sta., San Pedro, Cal. 

'15 — Charles T. Rogers, Aviation Corps. 

Ex-'i7 — Joseph Y. Rogers, Casualty Co. No. 
9, Camp Crane, Pa. 

Ex-' 1 9 — Charles B. Maclnich, 2d class phar- 
macist, U.S.N. 

Ex-'i9— Merrill F. Sproul, U.S.N.A., Annapo- 
lis, Md. 


'03 — D. C. Munro, ist Lieut., 303d F.A., Camp 
Devens, Mass. 

'04— H. J. Everett. Lieut., M.R.C., 8th Battal- 
ion, i5C)th Depot Brig., Camp Taylor, Ky. 

'09 — H. F. Kane, Lieut., 2d Devonshire Regt., 
B.E.F., France. 

'09 — R. M. Pennell, 2d Lieut., C.A.C., Fortress 
Monroe, Va. 

'09— J. J. Stahl, Q.M. Dept., U.S.N. 

'09 — A. W. Hughes, ist Lieut., Quartermaster 
General's office, Washington, D. C. 
■ 'II— A C. Gibson, ist Lieut, M.C.R., Base 
Hospital 30. 

'11— D. T. Burgh, Y.M.C.A., France. 

'14 — H. M. Hayes, 2d Lieut, 2d Me. Inf., 
honorably discharged. 

'15— M. H. Kuhn.Sergt, Q. B.C., Fort Preble, 

'17— R. H. Cobb, ist Lieut., Inf., A.P.O. 714, 

■17 — E. Achorn, ist Lieut., F.A., Sch. of Fire, 

Fort Sill, Okla. 

'17 — D. S. Peacock, Med. Dept., Aviation 
Corps No. 2, Long Island, N. Y. 

Ex-'i7 — L. Sewall, ist Lieut., Tank Service, 

'iS— M. M. Bigelow, Pvt., Casualty Co. No. 7. 
Camp Crane, Pa. 

Ex-'i8— G. S. Nevens, Pvt., Dental Asst., 
104th Field Hospital, France. 

Ex-' 18— J. L. Scott, Capt., C.A.C., Fort H. G. 
Wright, N. Y. 

Ex-'i8— A. A. Parent, Pvt., loist Field Hos- 
pital, France. 

'20— W. F. W. Hay, Pvt, U.S. Field Ambu- 
lance, Sect. 108, Camp Crane, Pa. 

M-Fac— G. A. Pudor, M.R.C., honorably dis- 
charged on account of physical disability. 


'20 — M. J. Delehanty, Ensign, Aviation Serv- 
ice, U.S.N., Pensacola, Fla. 


A communication has recently been received 
by Mr. Wilder from George R. Walker, a gradu- 
ate of the class of 1902 who is at present serv- 
ing on the College Committee on Recruiting 
Athletic Directors, in connection with the war 
work of the Y.M.C.A. Mr. Walker is desirous 
of getting several good Bowdoin men to go into 
this work. They should be over the draft age 
and preferably between 32 and 40. Men who 
have been prominent in athletics in College, 
who could instruct, and who have agreeable per- 
sonalities are desired. These positions pay $2100 
for married men and $1200 for single men, and 
there is a small extra allowance for equipment. 
Mr. Walker will be very glad to give the full 
facts concerning this work to anyone interested, 
and will show him how he can perform service 
that will greatly help the country. Mr. Walker's 
address is 59 Wall St., New York City. 


The Maine Intercollegiate Tennis Association 
at its annual meeting in Lewiston recently, voted 
to hold the annual championship tourney at Wa- 
terville on May 20 and 21. Manager Greene of 
Colby was elected president of the association : 
McGorrill '19, vice-president, and Drury of 
Bates, secretary-treasurer. The University of 
Maine will probably not be represented by a ten- 
nis team this season. 

A dual match has been ^arranged between 
Bates and Bowdoin, to be played at Brunswick 
on May fourth. 



Published 33 Times During the Collegiate 

Year by The Bowdoin Publishing 


In the Interests of the Students of 



Clyde E. Stevens, 1919, Editor-in-Chief 

Stanley M. Gordon, 1920, Managing Editor 

department and associate editors 
Raymond P. Atwood, 192 i, Alumni 

Norman W. Haines, 1921, On the Campus 

Russell M. McGown, 1921, With the Faculty 

Louis W. Doherty, 1919 

Philip E. Goodhue, 1920 

Cloyd E. Small, 1920 

Leland M. Goodrich, 1920 

Harry Helson, 1921 

Frank A. St. Clair, 192 i 

William Congreve, Jr., 1920 

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. 


Gordon Hargraves, 1919, Business Manager 
Allan W. Hall, 1920, Assistant Manager 

Albert E. Hurrell, 1920, Assistant Manager 

Vol. XLVIII. APRIL 9, 1918 No. i 

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


The publication of this issue of the Orient 
marks the beginning of a new volume, and the 
introduction of a new editorial board. No man 
can be said never to make mistakes, but it is 
true that he should not make the same mistake 
twice. Hence, the members of this staff may 
make mistakes occasionally, but we shall also 
try to correct any errors that may occur, and 
we therefore request our readers to bear with 
us and not criticise our faults too severely. 

Communications are earnestly requested from 
alumni, undergraduates, faculty and friends of 

the college, and careful consideration will be 
given all such articles. Some may say that the 
editorial staff and their reporters should gather 
all the news material, but they must have the 
cooperation of others who may be in a much 
better position to tell what Bowdoin men are 
doing away from the college. The managing- 
editor is responsible for the setting forth of all 
news items, while the editor-in-chief has the not 
always easy task of preparing the editorial opin- 
ions expressed in these columns, together with 
a general supervision of the work of the entire 
board. Both of these men do their work with- 
out any remuneration whatever, and often have 
difficulty in keeping up with their academic 
work. This is especially true when they have 
the task of writing the entire issue as has been 
the case a few times during the past year. With 
a little more aid from their readers in the way 
of news items, many of these burdens could be 
lightened if not entirely removed. 

The Orient Competition 

At the opening of college last fall, sixteen can- 
didates entered the competition for Freshmen 
members of the Orient editorial board. Of 
those sixteen, over half had dropped out before 
the annual election was held in March. With 
this issue begins a new competition for the se- 
lection of a Sophomore member next October. 
Only one candidate has thus far announced his 
intention of trying for the position, and others 
should get busy at once to make a little com- 
petition possible. There must be other men in 
the Class of 1921 who are suitable material for 
the Orient Board, and they have another 
chance in which to show what they can do along 
the lines of journalism, as well as a chance to 
gain experience. It is not necessary that candi- 
dates shall have had any previous experience; 
the men who are wanted are those who will 
work hard and learn. If there are any others 
who wish to try out for the Board, they should 
report to the managing editor at once. 

A Bowdoin Service Flag 

A number of the fraternities are displaying 
service flags in honor of their brothers who are 
fighting for their countr}', but no action has 
been taken to secure a college service flag which 
shall represent every Bowdoin man in the army 
and naAv of the United States and her allies. 
Other colleges, both smaller and larger than 
Bowdoin, are proudly showing such flags on 
their campizs or in their chapel, but Bowdoin re- 


mains still without proper recognition of those 
who have gone forth from her walls to serve 
the cause of Liberty. It is true that these men 
should not be remembered only by flags, for the 
memory of the men and of their personalities 
will remain long after the flag itself is faded 
and torn. But it seems only fitting that we 
should show by at least this simple means, that 
those of us who remain behind in pursuit of the 
education which vi^ill mean so much in the years 
immediately following the close of this war, are 
not unmindful of our comrades in arms, and 
that we .still hold deep afifection for them. 

The following lines were printed in the last 
issue of the Bates Student in memory of the 
late Professor Sts.nton '56 who was among the 
most prominent men connected with Bates Col- 
lege where he was known and loved b}^ all with 
whom he came in contact. 
"He dwelt within our hearts a welcome guest 
Always, and alvrays talked as friend to friend 
With simple speech, and sweet low voice to lend 
A charm to thought, and give it timely zest. 
He knew so well the things that were the best ! 
And these he laved — he loved unto the end. 
And made us love them too. He seemed to blend 
His heart in word. We listened and were blest. 
Great teacher and interpreter of life, 
Revealer of its charm and mystery, 
Our loving hearts will ever find thee room. 
Though thou hast passed beyond the mad world's 

Thou art still ours. We shall remember thee, 
And all the sweetness of th}^ soul's perfume." 
W. H. J., Bates 1880. 


At the monthly dinner of the Bowdoin Club at 
the Falmouth Hotel on March 21, a committee 
consisting of Judge Clarence Hale '69, Burton 
Smith, Esq., '89, and Philip F. Chapman, Esq., 
'06, reported the memorials of the club relating 
to the late Judge William L.| Putnam '55 and to 
the late Professor Henr}- Johnson '74; on behalf 
of the committee. Judge Hale presented the me- 
morials, as follows: 


The members of the Bowdoin Club deeply de- 
plore the great loss suffered by Bowdoin College 
in the death of Judge Putnam, and hereby record 
our hearty recognition of his noble character, his 
devotion to the public service, his unresting in- 
dustry, and the cordial sympathy and rare per- 
sonal qualities which accompanied his discharge 

of duty and pervaded his conduct of life; 

We record our deep sense of gratitude for the 
distinction and honor which will always be re- 
flected upon the college by the life and services 
of Judge Putnam. It is largely due to his ad- 
ministrative ability, his profound learning, his 
ample experience, and his tireless industry 
through a long lifetime of labor, that the col- 
lege is placed upon the sound financial basis it 
now enjoys. 

At the close of his life, full of years and of 
honors, we point to him, with grateful affection, 
as a model of fidelity to duty in his judicial la- 
bors, and in his service to the college. As a wise 
judge, we revered and honored him ; as our con- 
stant adviser and friend, we loved him. 

Resolved, that this memorial be adopted b)^ the 
Bowdoin Club as an expression of our respect 
and affection for Judge Putnam ; that it be made 
a permanent record of the club; and that a copy 
be sent by our president to the widow of Judge 


The members of the Bowdoin Club recognize 
with profound sorrow the great loss of Bowdoin 
College in the death of Professor Henry John- 

We hereby place upon the records of the club 
our appreciation of his learning, his devotion to 
the college, his encouragement and inspiration to 
the student mind for more than forty years of 
faithful service. Every graduate of the college 
had a sense of pride in the career of Professor 
Johnson ; in his high literary standards, refine- 
ment of mind and of manner, wide culture, deep 
sympathies, and great achievements in litera- 
ture ; and, above all, in his broad humanity, 
abiding sense of humor, and high standard of 
Christian living. 

We shall always remember with affection his 
personal kindness, his gracious sympathy, and 
the radiant, stimulating spirit which inspired his 

Resolved, that this tribute of our regard and 
afifection for Professor Johnson be adopted by 
the Bowdoin Club as our memorial ; that it be 
placed upon the records of the club ; a:nd that a 
copy be sent by our president to the famih- of 
Professor Johnson. 

The Musical Clubs are now making plans for 
their concert to be given in Portland on April 
19. The Glee Club rehearsals are to be held on 
every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon prompt- 
ly at five, begining April 9. 


Last Tuesday Dean Sills, at chapel, in refer- 
ring to the death of M. J. Delehanty '20, said: 
■"During the vacation we learned that the first 
oi our undergraduiites had given his life in the 
service of his country. Ensign Michael Joseph 
Delehanty, of Boston, was killed last week in 
Florida while training for Naval Aviation, when 
his plane fell into the sea. Delehanty was a 
rspecial student here last year. He was conscien- 
tious and courteous, an excellent athlete and al- 
ways ready to do his best, both on the field and 
in the classroom. For a man to die in training 
rather than on the battlefield is always hard; 
but such a death is no less the supreme sacrifice ; 
and it is a sweet and glorious thing to die for 
one's Country." 


The following list of Bowdoin men who have 
registered at the American University Union 
in Paris during February has been received at 
the Dean's office. 

Robert Hale '10, Liaison Service. 

Chester A. Leighton '08, Engineers' Ordnance 
Dept., c-o Mr. Hood, 4 Rue Auber. 

Douglas H. McMurtrie '13, 2nd Lieut., Gas 
Service. A. P. O. 702. 

E. B. Stackpole '00, ist Lieut., Intelligence 
Section, G.H.O., A.E.F. 


In a recent letter to his parents. Corporal 
Karl A. Woodman '18 tells of his interesting ex- 
periences at the front and of meeting a boyhood 
chum in the trenches. Corporal Woodman en- 
listed in the loth Co., M.C.A., N.G., last spring, 
being called into federal service last July. He 
was stationed for a time at Fort Preble, Portland 
Harbor, going from there to Wentworth Insti- 
tute, Boston, where he took a course in topo- 
graphy. In September he went across with the 
Toist Engineers, and is now serving in that regi- 
ment as corporal in Company A. Several inter- 
esting extracts of his letter follow : 

"It has been quite a while since I wrote you 
the last time, but I have been unable to do so, as 
we have been moving. It may surprise you to 
know that I am about two kilometers from the 
front but don't get worried or frightened, as I 
-am just as safe here as I would be 50 kilometers 
away. It seems good to be doing work which is 
going to help the cause and, believe me, we are 
enjoying it. We are very comfortably situated 
in 'dug-outs,' of which there are hundreds 

around here. We are in an evacuated German 
position. I can't begin to describe all the inter- 
esting things I have seen and heard, but will tell 
}'ou about a few. I don't like to tell you many 
things for I am afraid you might vvforry. 

"We had a fine trip from our camp here in 
boxed cars, 38 in a car. We passed through 
many ruined towns. There were no inhabitants 
at all in them, desolation everywhere. Then we 
marched for quite a distance and are now lo- 
cated in dug-outs on the side of the hills, on top 
of which are many artillery emplacements and 
batteries. We go to sleep nights listening to the 
guns banging away at the Boche. Our position 
is very safe, yet we have an opportunity to see 
what is going on. There are 18 men in my dug- 
out, which is very comfortable and warm, al- 
though a bit crowded. We are having beautiful 
weather and I doubt if we have any more cold 
weather. We get good food, work hard, and are 
getting in fine condition. 

"A Boche aeroplane came over the other day 
but was perfectly harmless. I've seen one fairly 
good aeroplane fight so far and every afternoon 
watch the anti-aircraft guns pepper the Boche 
planes. Saw an observation balloon hit but I 
guess the occupant landed safely by aid of a 

"I have been all through an evacuated Ger- 
man position, and, believe me, it was interesting. 
Iron crosses were carved on walls, also many 
German signs and inscriptions. They had 
some great dug-outs, observation places, tun- 
nels, trenches and machine gun emplacements. 
Incidentally, they didn't leave much of the city 
except ruins. Our position overlooks a ruined 
city or rather village. Shell holes around here 
are numerous. I could gather countless souve- 
nirs but we are not allowed to pick them up. 

"There is a fine crowd, in my dug-out. We 
have our 'sings' nights, read and enjoj' our- 
selves. 0..e very quickly adapts 'himself to 
changing conditions and environment. I may 
not be able to write very often now but don't 
worry. I'll do so as often as possible. I realize 
how hard it is for you at home but you know you 
will help me heaps by being brave and not 
worrying one single bit, as I am in God's care. I 
shall perform my duty as you would have me. I 
am still most optimistic and will be home with 
you when the time comes. Let us hope it will 
be soon. Gee, but it is cozy in our dugout. I 
could almost think I was back in college ex- 
cept for a 'bang' of a big gun once in a while. I 
can truthfully tell you we never get any Boche 
shells here and guess never will." 



Candidates for the June session of the ca- 
det schools at Harvard University and Annapo- 
lis Naval Academy must be on active duty in 
the First Naval District by April 15th. Men 
enlisted in the Naval Reserve who wish to qual- 
ify for active duty on April 15th should, if not 
already enrolled, complete their enrollment by 
April nth in order that their papers may be 
completed and their call to active service sent 
out in time for them to be put on the quota sent 
to the training camp at Hingham, Mass., on 
April i6th. 

Men remaining in college to complete the aca- 
demic year in June, should note that enrollment 
and entrance upoji active service by June 25th 
is desirable to enable the recruit to prepare for 
admission to the cadet school sessions in Octo- 
ber. A statement of the requirements for ad- 
mission and the course of training may be seen 
at the Dean's office. 


The Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity held an 
Easter dance at its Chapter House, Wednesday, 
March 20. The decorations consisted of Easter 
lilies, palms, carnations and jonquils. The pa- 
tronesses were Mrs. Lewis A. Burleigh and 
Mrs. Oliver W. Turner of Augusta and Mrs. 
Gilbert M. Elliott of Brunswick. 

The guests were the Misses Gladys Bunker, 
Frances Ellinwood, Charlotte Noble, Madeline 
Tobe)' and Louise Wakefield of Augusta ; Mary 
Brockway, Margaret Hall, Anna Lathrop and 
Ruth Merritt of Portland; Florence Lapointe 
and Sarah Wheeler of Brunswick; Isabel Soutar 
of Auburn; Alsy Hemingway, of Rockland; 
Helen Cooper of Springvale; Veta Astle of 
Houlton; EtheHnd Caldwell of Milford, N. H. ; 
Donna Perry of Claremont, N. H. ; Constance 
French of Boston; Mildred Williams of Brock- 
ton, Mass., and Elizabeth Marsh of Providence, 
R. I. 

The Forristall Orchestra of Portland played 
a program of twenty-eight dances. Given 
catered. The committee in charge of the dance 
was composed of L. W. Doherty '19, Minot '19 
and Drummond '20. 


The Bowdoin Chapter of Delta Upsilon gave a 
house dance on the evening of March 20th in the 
dance hall at the house. Kelley's three piece 
orchestra of Brunswick furnished music. The 
patronesses were Mrs. S. M. Paul of Auburn 
and Mrs. William Hawley Davis and Mrs. Jos- 

eph S. Stetson of Brunswick. 

Among the guests present were the Misses 
Margaret Jordan, Dorothy Paul and Blanche 
Plummer of Auburn; Miss Harriet Jackson of 
Bath ; Miss Barbara French of Boston, Mass. ; 
Miss Hazel Bosch of Brockton, Mass.; the 
Misses Iva Goodwin, Lillian Marshall and Eve- 
line Priest of Brunswick; Miss Marion Drisko 
of Fairfield; Mrs. John D. Churchill and the 
Misses Marguerite Lovell and Lillian Tash of 
Lewiston; Miss Edith Clark of Lubec; Miss 
Martha Fernald of Newburyport, Mass. ; Miss 
Madeline Weston of Newton Center, Mass.; 
Miss Frances McCarthy of Portsmouth, N. H. ; 
and Miss Elinor Poole of Yarmouth. 

The committee in charge of the dance was 
composed of E. S. Paul, 2d, '19, chairman; T. S. 
Wood '20, and J. M. Ryder '21. 


Just prior to the closing of the College for the 
Easter recess, the directors of the Bowdoin Pub- 
lishing Company held their annual election in the 
library. Gordon S. Hargraves '19 was elected 
business manager, and Allan W. Hall '20 and 
Albert E. Hurrell '20, assistant managers for the 
ensuing year. 

The members of the Board of Directors of the 
Publishing Company consist of the editor-in- 
chief of the Orient, the chairman of the Quill 
editorial board, the business manager, and two 
faculty members. For the present year, the 
members are Clyde E. Stevens '19, Duncan 
Scarborough '19, Gordon S. Hargraves '19 and 
Professors Ham and Mitchell. 


The Spirit of Loyalty was the subject of the 
sermon by Rt. Rev. Benjamin Brewster, D.D., 
Episcopal Bishop of Maine, in King Chapel, last 
Sunday afternoon. He said that loyalty is a 
part of humanity and lives on in spite of de- 
struction and death. If Sainte Chappelle should 
be razed — if Notre Dame should be destroyed, 
if the Louvre — that collection of priceless treas- 
ures of French art — should share the fate of 
Rheims, if Paris should be overcome, they 
would still survive, as did ancient Athens, glori- 
fied by their destruction. Just so loyalty to the 
ideals of humanity must live on, and democracy, 
and social justice must rise from this great de- 
struction in Europe; because it is the spirit of 
humanity, is a part of humanity itself. 

The Bishop took his text, "Why seek the liv- 
ing among the dead," and he brought out the 
fact that death does not come to the best things 
of this world. 


mitb tDe Jfacultp 

Professor Orren C. Horniell was a delegate to 
the Republican State Convention held in Port- 
land, March 28. 

Professor Frank E. Woodruff entertained at 
his home, last Friday evening, the Town and 
College Club. Dr. Frank N. Whittier read a 
paper on "Army Medicine." 

On Monday evening, April 8, Professor O. C. 
Hormell addressed the Fraternity Club of Port- 
land. His subject was "The Business of City 

Dean Sills acted as chairman of the committee 
on resolutions at the Democratic convention in 
Portland last Wednesday. 

Professor Elliott gave an essay before the 
College Club in Portland last week on "The 
New Poetry and the New America." 

Letters have been received from France from 
Professor Meserve, who is with the Gas Defense 
Corps; Professor Files, who has been in Paris 
waiting for an assignment in his Y.M.C.A. 
work ; from Professor Bell, who is at General 
Headquarters, Intelligence Dept. ; and from Pro- 
fessor Van Cleve, who has lately been assigned 
to the staff. Second Brigade, First Division. It 
will interest all the friends of the college to know 
that these members of the faculty are all well 
and speak enthusiastically of their military 

Professor Ham gave an address on Russia at 
the meeting of the Lewiston-Auburn Rotary 
Club last Tuesday. 

Professor Davis spent his Easter vacation in 

i>n tbe Campus 

Last Saturday morning, Mr. Ramsaur, repre- 
senting the Student Volunteer Movement in 
America, spoke in chapel urging the young men 
to consider missionary service, either medical, 
religious, or educational, when they are planning 
their life work. 

The sun dial on Hubbard Hall seems incon- 
sistent with the new time. 

Coach Magee has issued a call for candidates 
for spring track. 

A second consignment of uniforms arrived 
during vacation for practically all of those who 
had not yet received them. 

Many of the students report being ill dur- 
ing vacation. Some have not yet returned on 
this account. 

The Surgeon-General's Office at Washington 

recently sent out a call to the colleges for as.«t- 
ants in neuro-histology. Among those who arp 
likely to go from here are Hargraves ex-'i6, 
Jovce '18, and Johnson '19. They must appear 
before their local draft boards prior to April 10 
if they are to become enlisted in the Medical 

The War Department has ruled that after 
April I, 1918, there will be no further voluntary 
induction of registered men for special branches 
of the service, unless application shall have been 
previously made. 

"Baseball is in the aid nowadays. In fact, it 
seems to be there most of the time." — Colby 

The local baseball season opens next Satur- 
day with a game between Bowdoiii and the 
Cabots of Brunswick. 

Racine '19 was recently appointed assistant 
assessor for the town of Brunswick. 

Next Sunday's chapel services will be a mem- 
orial to the late Professor Henry Johnson. 

The Junior and Freshman class pictures 
were taken on the Art Building steps by Web- 
ber last Wednesday noon. 

Many of the Freshmen have taken advantage 
of the new uniforms to avoid donning their 
class caps which are required to be worn after 
the Easter recess. 

Announcement of the enlarged number of 
draftees to be called into service calls attention 
to the fact that the enrollment of the College 
will once more suffer depletion. 

Ingraham '19 has enrolled in the Naval Re- 
serves and expects to be called into active serv- 
ice this week. 

The Beta Chi- House is the latest addition to 
the list of those displaying service flags. 



It is with deepest sorrow that we record the 
death of our brother, Michael Joseph Delehanty, 
Jr. For him life had just begun and to have 
him removed from us is an irreparable loss, yet 
we must feel that he was sacrificed in a great 
cause. To him will remain the honor of being 
the first Bowdoin undergraduate to give his life 
for freedom and democracy. 

Beta Sigma deeply feels his loss and her sym- 
pathy goes out to his family in their sorrow. 

Myron Roberts Grover, 

Stephen Irving Perkins, 

Jere Abbott, 

Frank Adams St. Clair, 

For the Chapter. 


aiumni j^ote0 

'62 — ^Judge Augustus N. Linscott of Thomas- 
ton died March 19, at his home, aged 83 years. 
He had failed rapidly since the death of his wife 
a few months ago. He was commissioned cap- 
tain of Co. F, 2ist Maine Infantry after his 
graduation from Bowdoin, and served with Gen. 
Butler at New Orleans. After the war he 
moved to Chicago where he practiced law 35 
years, being prosecuting attorney there from 
1877 to 1879. He was chairman of the Cook 
County Republican committee at the time of the 
Blaine and Logan campaign. In 1901 he returned 
to his native state, opening a law office at Thom- 
aston where he has since resided. Judge Lin- 
scott was a member of the G. A. R. of Rockland 
and recently served two years as commander. 

M-'70 — Dr. William J. Nickerson, a practicing 
physician in New Bedford, Mass., died in that 
city March 6, of apoplexy at the age of 73 years. 
He was born in Litchfield, Maine in 1844, and 
received his early education there. He enlisted 
in a Maine regiment in 1862 and served until 
the end of thfe war. Shortly after graduation 
from medical school he moved to New Bedford. 

'79 — Horace E. Henderson of Pawling, N. Y., 
is serving as a member of the American Defense 

'83— Noah B. K. Pettingill of Tampa, Fla., is a 
member of the Hillsborough County Home 

'02 — Rev. Daniel I. Gross of Nashua, N. H., 
has received a call to become pastor of the 
Woodfords Congregational Church of Portland. 
After graduating from Bowdoin he spent two 
years at the Harvard Law school and three 
years at the Andover Theological Seminary. 
His first pastorate was at Marshfield, Mass., and 
he came to Nashua in 1911. Rev. Mr. Gross is 
president of the New Hampshire Sunday School 
Association and of the Central Congregational 
Club of New Hampshire. He is also chairman of 
the State Assn. of Social Service Commission 
of the Cengregational Church. 

'02 — Dr. Harrison J. Hunt of Bangor recently 
gave a lecture on his experiences in the Arctic 
region, in that city. He is a graduate of the 
medical school of the class of 1905. 

'02 — George R. Walker of New York City 
has been appointed president of the Alsen Port- 
land Cement Co., of Alsen, N. Y. This is a ce- 
ment manufacturing corporation with a capital 
stock of $2,400,000 and is entirely owned by 
alien enemies. The stock in this company has 
been assigned to the Alien Property Custodian, 

who has designated three New York men, one 
of whom is Mr. Walker, to act as directors. 

Mr. Walker is also the Bowdoin representa- 
tive on the College Committee on Recruiting 
Athletic Directors, in connection with the Na- 
tional War Work Council of the Y.M.C.A. with 
headquarters in New York City. 

'o6^Mr. Charles L. Favinger has recently 
been admitted to the law firm of Blodgett, Jones, 
Burnham & Bingham. Their offices are located 
at 60 Federal street, Boston. 

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You are earnestly requested to settle to the 
amount of the bill last rendered you, if 

Cote's Studio 

188 Maine Street - Brunswick 


Films Developed and Printed same day we get 
them. Special prices to Bowdoin students 

Announcement ! 

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Cornell University Medical College 

In the City of Ne>A/ 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 University. 

Applications for admission are preferably made 
not later than June. Next session 
opens September 30, 1918. 

For information and catalogue, address 

Cornell University Medical College, 

Box 420, First Ave. & 28th St.. N. Y. City 


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gives the student such training in the principles 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. Course for LL. B. requires 3 school years. 
Those who have received this degree from this or 
any other approved school of law may receive LL. M. 
on the completion of one year's resident attendance 
under the direction of Dr. Melville M. Bigelow. 
Special scholarships ($50 per year) are awarded to 
college graduates. For catalog, address HOMER 
ALBERS, Dean, 11 Ashburton Place, Boston. 




NO. 2 


Trainer "Jack" Magee left Brunswick yes- 
terday morning, and expects to sail for France 
soon. "Jack" goes overseas under the direction 
of the Y.M.C.A. as an athletic director with the 
American army in France. 

He has been given about a year's leave of ab- 
sence from Bowdoin and, as far as is known, 
will return here after he has completed his war 
service. Magee is the first American college 
athletic trainer to be accepted for this service. 

With the installation of the Beta Chi local fra- 
ternity as the Delta Psi Chapter of Sigma Nu 
on Saturday, April 27th, the ninth national 
fraternity will have placed a charter at Bowdoin. 
The only local fraternity remaining on the 
campus after that date will be the Phi Theta 
Upsilon which is petitioning for a charter from 
the Chi Psi fraternity. 

The Beta Chi local was organized in 1914 by 
eleven members of the Bowdoin Club, and has 
been petitioning the Sigma Nu fraternity since 
1916. A telegram received last Friday afternoon 
brought the welcome news of their acceptance as 
Delta Psi Chapter, and 29 of the Beta Chi mem- 
bers were formally pledged to Sigma Nu on Sat- 
urday afternoon by Edson K. Smith, Inspector 
of the New England Division and H. S. Sla- 
baugh of the Dartmouth Chapter. 

Sigma Nu was founded at Virginia Military 
Institute in 1869, and the Delta Psi Chapter will 
be the 78th active chapter. The other chapters 
of the New England division are located at the 
University of Vermont, Dartmouth College, 
Brown University, the University of Maine, and 
Trinity College. 

At present Beta Chi has 28 members in 
college, and these men will become the active 
members of the new Delta Psi Chapter of Sigma 
Nu upon the completion of the installation cere- 
monies a week from next Saturday. They are 
Bernard '18, Blake '18, Blanchard '18, DeMott 
'18, R. C. Rounds '18, VanWart '18, P. C. Young 
'18, Racine '19, Simmons '19, C. E. Stevens '19, 
R. A. Stevens '19, Demuth '20, Draper '20, Had- 
dock '20, Hurrell '20, Lindner '20, Norwood '20, 

Palmer '20, Thebeau '20, Constantir.e '21, Kel- 
son '21, Hone '21, Keene '21, King '2i,McCrum 
'21, Noyes '21, F. H. Rogers '21 and J, G. Young 



The chapel vesper service, last Sunday, was a 
memorial service for the late Professor Johnson. 
The service was opened with responsive read- 
ing; the hymn "For All Thy Saints," by W. W. 
How, was then sung by the entire congregation. 
Dean Sills then read passages from the Scrip- 
tures, followed by the memorial address. 

After an outline of Professor Johnson's life, 
he told of him as a teacher and as a writer. He 
was loved by everyone with whom he came in 
contact, and his ability as a critic and a stu- 
dent of fine literature was highly recognized. 
Dean Sills spoke of one instance when, in one 
week three professors, each of whom stood ex- 
tremely high in a different field, came to Bruns- 
wick, and talked with Professor Johnson. On 
leaving, each of the three men expressed their 
profound admiration for him, and remarked that 
he knew even more about their subject than they 
did. He was deeply religious and still held to 
those early religious customs which are fast 
dying away, such as grace before meals, the 
sanctity of the Sabbath, and regular attendance 
at church, both on Sunday and at the mid-week 
prayer meeting. Dean Sills concluded his ad- 
dress by reading one of Professor Johnson's 
favorite sonnets. Hill, a medical student, sang 
a solo, after which the entire congregation 
united in the Lord's Prayer. There were 
many townspeople, friends of Professor John- 
son, in attendance. 


Friday, April 19, the Musical Clubs hold a 
concert and dance in Portland at Frye Hall. 
The proceeds will be given to the Welfare 
League of the loist Engineers. Frye Hall is a 
new hall and has the best dancing floor in the 
city. Tickets for the concert and the dance are 
fifty cents, plus the war tax. 


Word has been received that Professor Her- 
bert C. Bell of the department of history and 
political science has been promoted to a cap- 
taincy in the American army. Captain Bell is 
at present on duty in the Intelligence Office, 
General Headquarters of the American Expedi- 
tionary Force in France. He was commissioned 
a first lieutenant at the close of the second 
Plattsburg- camp and was for some time before 
going- overseas in the Intelligence Department 
of the Adjutant General's office at Washington. 


The men in the intensive military course are 
working every week day afternoon from 1.30 
to 6.00. The course will continue until May 
first. Major Duval has charge of the course, 
and Mr. Cochran is assisting. The men are get- 
ting principally practice in explaining military 
movements before the rest of the class and in 
the actual commanding of the other men in drill, 
'^his work is being emphasized because it is 
thought to be most important preliminary train- 
ing before attending the Officers' Training 
Camps. Semaphore signalling and position aim- 
ing and sighting drill occupy a part of the time. 
Moss's "Manual of Military Training" is being 
used as the text. 

About 20 men are taking the course. They 
are: DeMott '18, B. A. Vhomas '18, R. C. 
Rounds '18, Blake '18, Colter '18, Bagley '18, 
Blanchard '18, W. A. Savage '18, Siillivan 'ry. 

Lyons '19, Leighton '19, Foulke '19, C. E. Ste- 
vens '19, R. A. Stevens '19, E. I. Boardman '20, 
Dennett '20, Lovejoy '20, Wood '20, and Mr. 

Students who have not been admitted to the 
course, but who expect to be drafted next sum- 
mer, may take any part of it not interfering 
with their other studies. No academic credit 
will be given for such work. 


Nominations for the general college election 
to be held May first are as follows : 

Student Council. — Senior members (10 to be 
elected), Caspar, Chadbourne, Coburn, Cole, J. 
C. Doherty, Finn, Foulke, Grover, F. P. Hall, 
Hargraves, Haynes, Higgins, McCarthy, Ma- 
honey, Mitchell, Paul, Perkins, A. C. Savage. 

Junior members (2 to be elected). Cook, 
Cleaves, Dostie, Wood. 

Athletic Council. — Senior members (2 to be 
elected), Grover, McCarthy, Small, Mahoney. 

Junior members (2 to be elected), Cleaves, 
Curtis, Dostie, Rhoads. 

Sophomore members (i to be elected). Par- 
ent, A. Thomson. 

Union Board — Senior members (2 to be 
elected), Caspar, Cole, Hargraves, Higgins. 

Junior members (2 to be elected), Brown, E. 
P. Rounds, Whitney, Zeitler. 

Sophomore members (i to be elected), Good- 
win, Nixon. 


About 20 men compose the spring track squad. 
They have been put through the preliminary 
stages of the spring training. The runners and 
hurdlers are on the cinders already, while the 
field events men will soon do the bulk of their 
practice outdoors. 

The squad misses Magee's services greatly, 
but inasmuch as there is to be little intercollegi- 
ate competition for Bowdoin this season, the 
college's 1918 spring track will not suffer as 
much as it would in ordinary times. The men 
will themselves apply what "Jack" has taught 
them, and Captain W. A. Savage '18 will give 
tips to the new candidates. 


Wesleyan has cancelled the debates which 
were to have been held April iS, at Brunswick 
and at Middletown, Conn. At present there is 
some possibilit)- of arranging one debate at Mid- 
dletown instead of the two debates originally 




(From the Patriotic Netvs Service^ National 
Committee of Patriotic Societies) 

Reciprocity with the colleges of Great Britian 
and France for the purposes of educating the 
people of America and Europe to a better under- 
standing of war and after-the-war problems is 
recommended by Dr. Lyman P. Powell, Presi- 
dent of Hobart College. Dr. Powell, who re- 
cently returned from an important war mission, 
during which he made a survey of the educa- 
tional situation in England and France, advo- 
cates sending to Europe a delegation of promi- 
nent Americans representing the leading national 
educational associations, the Rockefeller and Car- 
negie Foundations, the League to Enforce Peace, 
and other organizations interested in world re- 
organization, to confer with the leading edu- 
cators of England and France. 

This war, he says, has brought about a recast- 
ing of educational standards. "There is emerging 
a new appreciation of the cultural values of Eng- 
land and France which has long been over- 
shadowed by the bombastic and pretentious 
Kultur of the foe. Nowhere can education af- 
ter the war be what it was before. To beat Ger- 
many is merely our first task. We have set our 
teeth to perform that task and we are going to 
do it, standing shoulder to shoulder with our Al- 

"We shall not disappoint our noble friends 
across the sea. Our college boys will do their 
duty. They will give the last full measure of de- 
votion. Harvard and Yale, Chicago and Ober- 
lin, California and Leiand Stanford will stand 
cheek by jowl with Oxford and Cambridge, Lon- 
don and Paris, Dijon and Bordeaux, in present- 
ing an unbreakable front of racial and righteous 
culture against kultur officially championed at 
the outbreak of the war not merely by the Gov- 
ernment but by university professors, scientific 
men, historians and publicists who declared 
that civilization depends on 'the victory of Ger- 
man militarism' and that Kultur must rear its 
domes over mountains of corpses, oceans of 
tears, and death-rattle of the conquered. 

"All the way through these coming years of 
the rebuilding of the world, our colleges must 
see straight. They must not forget that 
Machiavelli was a mere tyro by the side of the 
unspeakable Prussian. They must not be fooled 
into the belief that Pan-Germanism has been de- 
veloped by our enemy for mere war-consump- 
tion. They must think before and after. They 
must remember that scarcely was the Kaiser 
seated on the throne before the abominable 

propaganda began to give undue prominence to 
German language and German influence in the 
schools and colleges of the whole world. They 
must never for a moment forget that all this 
vicious effort to poison the springs of the world's 
highest ideals has had the financial backing of 
the German Government itself. 

"Our colleges will not be deceived by any plea 
to let bygones be bygones. They will have be- 
fore them ever in cold type the deliberate and 
slowly developed purpose of the enemy to create 
a German nation in our nation recognized as re- 
cently as 1913 in the Delbruck law which claim- 
ed for the Kaiser the loyalty of even naturalized 
Germans in our country, and also clearly stated 
on February 13, 1915, in Das Grossere Deutsch- 
land, which openly spoke of a 'deutscher Tag in 
the American Federal capital.' 

"But the spell at last is broken by the Potsdam 
gang. We shall not all agree in making up anew 
our estimate of Germany. Perhaps few of us 
will go so far as the writer in the Fortnightly 
Rcviciv, who says we are indebted to literary 
Germany for 'little beyond the perversion of 
what was the intensely human genius of Carlyle 
into a manner of fascinating monstrosity.' We 
shall all, however, put the knife in deep. No- 
where more surely than in our colleges is it be- 
coming evident in the light of our new under- 
standing of the value of French and Spanish 
that the German language has been overesti- 
mated even for commercial purposes. Nowhere 
more definitely than in our colleges will men 
turn back again to the judgement of William 
James, trained in French thinking, who pro- 
claimed nearly a generation ago that German 
philosophy was not all the Germans claimed for 

"England will teach us of her best, and in 
France the day is not far distant when young- 
America will learn how to combine precision 
with the power to generalize. Together with 
our Allies, we shall plan out wisely the new edu- 
cation essential to any league to preserve peace 
and shall realize increasingly the truth in Mr. 
H. G. Well's words that 'Now that the apostolic 
succession of the old pedagogy is broken, and the 
entire system discredited, it seems incredible 
that it can ever again be reconstituted in its old 
seats upon the old lines.' " 

The Orie.\'T Board met Friday evening and 
elected P. E. Goodhue '20 managing editor, to 
succeed S. M. Gordon '20 who has left college 
to enter the service. 




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Norman W. Haines, 1921, On the Campus 

Russell M. McGown, 1921, With the Faculty 
Frank A. St. Clair, 1921, Men in Service 
Louis W. Doherty, 1919 
Cloyd E. Small, 1920 
Leland M. Goodrich, 1920 
Harry Helson, 1921 

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Vol. XLVIII. APRIL 16, 1918 No. 2 

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

The New Department 

With this issue of the Orient is established a 
new department under the charge of one of the 
members of the editorial staff, namely, the "Men 
in Service." A large number of Bowdoin's 
alumni and undergraduates are now fighting for 
their country and her allies, and it seems en- 
tirely proper that they should receive special 
recognition in the college paper. The alumni 
column will not be discontinued, but the new 
department will draw its material entirely from 

news received from the men in service, while 
the old will continue to deal with the news of 
those alumni who are serving their country ni 
the civilian paths of life. 

To the Alumni 

A change which is being seriousl)' considered 
by the editors of the Orient will be of vital in- 
terest to the alumni readers of this paper. For 
the last few years, and the writer can speak only 
of the time during which he has been in coUet^c, 
it has been the custom each week to select for 
publication such notes concerning the alumni 
and former students of Bowdoin as can be ob- 
tained from newspaper clippings and from the 
very rare class reports which occasionally stray 
to the editor's desk. Such items are necessarily 
somewhat time-worn by the time that they ap- 
pear in the Orient and often prove dry and un- 
interesting to the readers. Some remedy for 
this is now being sought, and it has been pro- 
posed to devote each week's alumni department 
to one or two classes in particular, together with 
such other items as may seem of general inter- 
est to the alumni body. 

Such a change will necessitate closer coopera- 
tion between the class secretaries and the editors 
than has been obtained heretofore, but we be- 
lieve the plan to be feasible. Announcement of 
the classes scheduled for special attention in any 
given issue of the Orient can be made several 
weeks before the publication of that issue, and 
the members of the class or classes requested 
to send in to the alumni editor all matter which 
will be of interest to the members of their own 
class and those classes in college at the same 
time, will have time to prepare their material. 
These notes from the several members will be 
arranged for publication, and copies of that par- 
ticular number of the Orient will be sent to all 
members of the classes concerned. 

Interfraternity Baseball 

The declaration of war against Germany last 
spring caused the suspension of nearly all the col- 
lege undergraduate activities with the exception 
of Varsity baseball and tennis. Among the ath- 



letics dropped at that time was the interf raternity 
baseball league which had provided considerable 
amusement as well as several good contests dur- 
ing the last few years previous. These games 
in years past had been the means of arousing 
greater interest in athletics, and had induced 
many men to take an active interest in outdoor 
exercise during the spring months when they 
would not have done so before the introduction 
of the interfraternity contests. 
- It has been the earnestly expressed desire of 
President Wilson and other prominent men of 
the nation that athletics be carried on to the full- 
est extent possible, and this wish might well be 
applied to the suspension of this activity. The 
mind of the average college student demands pe- 
riods of relaxation from the more serious work 
of studies and military training, and it is these 
interfraternity baseball games which have the 
greatest tendency to bring him out of his in- 
tellectual "shell" and into outdoor sport. Not all 
college men can be termed Varsity material by 
any means, but very few are not able to find 
some place on a fraternity team. Why not take 
some steps toward reviving this custom of fra- 
ternity competion this spring? 


It has come to the notice of the Commandant 
that the provisions of the memorandum circu- 
lar from the Secretary of War, issued to the 
command, regarding the wearing of portions of 
the uniform with civilian dress, and vice-versa, 
have been violated. 

Hereafter any violations by officers, non-com- 
missioned officers or privates, will be punished. 
Fifty demerits will be given for each offense, 
and the names will be reported to the faculty 
for further action. 

. It is allowable to wear a mackinaw or other 
civilian outer clothing, in cold weather, if a per- 
son does not own an army overcoat. 



'14 — Philip R. Fox, drafted. Camp Devens. 

'15 — Frederick J. Lynch, ist Class Hospital 
Apprentice, N.M.R.C. 

'16 — LeClair A. Parmenter, Cornell Flying 
School, Ithaca, N. Y. 

Ex-'i8 — Gerald S. Joyce, Neuro-Histological 
Department, M.R.C., Washington, D. C. 

Ex-'i9 — James F. Ingraham, seaman, U.S.N. 

Ex-'ig — Frederick O. Johnson, Neuro-Histo- 
logical Department, M.R.C., Washington, D. C. 

Ex-'20 — Robert Burr, Cornell Flying School, 
Ithaca, N. Y. 

Ex-'20 — Stanley M. Gordon, Training School, 
Ordnance Department, Pennsylvania State Col- 
lege, State College, Penn. 

Ex-'20 — William H. Montgomery, seaman, 

Ex-'20 — Norman E. Robbins, Ensign Training 
School, Pelham Bay, N. Y. 

■ M-'iy — Ralph W. Haywood, ist Lieut., 
M.R.C., Camp Chickamauga. 

'17 — Edward Humphrey, corporal, 30th Engin- 
eers, A.E.F., France. 


Ex-'i8 — Orrin S. Donnell, Aviation, Camp' 
Dick, Texas. 

P2x-'iQ — C. Myron Sprague, Ensign Training- 
School, Pelham Bay, N. Y. 


There will be a reading of "Officer 666" and 
"High Society," the Ivy plays, in the debating- 
room at the library at 7.30 this evenir.y;. All 
persons who desire to try out for parts should 
be present. 

"Officer 666" is a melodramatic farce, in three 
acts, v/ritten by Augustin MacHugh. It was a 
popular success in the large cities several years 

The curtain-raiser, "High Society," is a one act 
farce comedy, written by Asnault '20, and was 
first written and read as an exercise in English 
3. The author has since revised and condensed 
the play for its stage presentation. 

Augustus Huse of Bath has been engaged as 
coach. Mr. Huse is an actor of large experi- 
ence. He has played with Modjeska and many 
other famous actors and actresses. For a long 
time he played "Tom DriscoII" in "Pudd'nhead 
Wilson." Trials will be held in the near future, 
and rehearsals will take place regularly. 


The candidates for assistant manager of ten- 
nis should hand their names to Manager Mc- 
Gorrill '19 at the Beta house immediately. 

The men who wish to enter the spring tour- 
nament should give the manager their names at 
once. The successful players in the tournament 
will become candidates for the varsity team. 



Plattsburg will again be the scene of great mil- 
itary activities in the summer of 1918. Al- 
though the government summer training camps 
have all been abandoned since the declaration 
of war, private initiative acting upon the sug- 
gestion of Major General Leonard Wood led to 
the establishment last year of the Junior Platts- 
"burg. This has now assumed national propor- 
tions and has definitely aligned itself in its pro- 
gram with the military efforts of the colleges and 
universities of the country. The Honorary Pres- 
ident is President Edmund J. James of the Uni- 
versity of Illinois; the Advisory Board consists 
of 25 college and university presidents, repre- 
senting leading institutions in all parts of the 
country, headed by representatives of the army 
and navy in the persons of Colonel Tillman, su- 
-printendent of the U. S. Military Academy at 
West Point, and Rear Admiral George B. Ran- 
som. The direct management is under the con- 
trol of an executive staff, of which the presi- 
dent is Professor Edward Capps, of Princeton 
University, and the managing director is Gen- 
eral Edward C. O'Brien, U. S. Minister to Uru- 
guay and Paraguay under President Roosevelt. 
Colonel Ira L. Reeves, United States Army in 
■active service, president of Norwich University 
l3Ut on leave of absence during the period of the 
war, is the director of military courses at the 
Junior Plattsburg Military Training Camp. 

The training is assimilated as far as possible 
to that of the regular U. S. military and naval 
camps, combined with practical special features 
hich have come into prominence in connection 
with modern warfare, such as aeroplane ground 
Avork, hydroplane, motor boats, topography, mil- 
itary applications of civil, mechanical and sani- 
tary engineering; as well as the study of the 
science of farming and food conservation. All 
the technical instruction in military and nava! 
science is under the direction of officers of the 
regular U. S. army and navy, recommended by 
the departments in Washington. The comman- 
dant will be a regular army officer of high rank, 
and West Point and Annapolis discipline and 
ideals will prevail. 

Since the Junior Plattsburg is established for 
young men vtndcr draft age, the training will not 
be intensive, as in the old Plattsburg. Special 
attention will be given to organized athletics for 
the periods of recreation, under the direction of 
Mr. Fred T. Dawson of the athletic department 
of Princeton. The general entertainments, as 
well as the informal life of the camp will be 

under the direction of Rev. Ralph B. Poraeroy 
of the General Theological Seminary of New 
York. The musical director is INIr. Felix La- 
mond of the Trinity Church, New York. Pro- 
vision has been made for six hundred (600) 


Thursday evening there was a meeting in the 
Dean's office of the graduate treasurers of the 
chapter house corporations to consider the fuel 
situation and make plans for other important 
matters in connection with the life of the chap- 
ter houses next )-ear. Those present were: 
Reuel W. Smith '97 of Auburn, John Clair 
Minot '96 of Boston, Lyman A. Cousens '02 of 
Portland, William T. Johnson '06 of Augusta, 
Dwight H. Sayward '16 of Portland, Samuel B. 
Furbish of Brunswick, Dean Kenneth C. M. 
Sills '01, and Professor Wilmot B. Mitchell '90. 


Several students who have taken a number 
of courses in government and history, and two 
members, of the faculty. Professor Hormell and 
Mr. Cochran, recently organized the Political 
Club, for the purpose of studying present-day 
(political problems. The members are C. E. 
Flynn '19, president, Foulke '19, secretary and 
treasurer. Sawyer '19, Paul '19, and Higgins '19. 
Other men will be elected to the club if they are 
qualified, i. e., if they are taking a sufficient 
number of courses in history and government 
for the purposes of the organization. 



Patriots' Day. 

Baseball: Bowdoin vs. Cabots at Brunswick, 

Baseball : Bowdoin vs. Bates at Lewiston, 

Musical Clubs in Portland, evening. 

S.\TURD.\Y, .'VPRIL 20 

Baseball : Bowdoin vs. Portland Naval Re- 
serves at Brunswick. 


Brunswick Dramatic Qub presents "The 
Man Who Stayed at Home." 


Baseball team's Massachusetts trip. 


General college elections. 



mitb tfie Jfacultp 

President Wilson has reappointed Dean Sills 
a member of the Board of Visitors to the An- 
napolis Naval Academy. 

Dean Sills delivered a brief address in behalf 
of the third Liberty Loan at the Sergeant Col- 
lins lecture last Wednesday evening in the town 

Professor Woodruff preached in the Congre- 
gational Church at Winthrop, Maine, April 7 
and April 14. 

Professor Mitchell has just been elected a 
member of the Board of Trustees of Bridgton 

Professor Hormell has been assisting during 
the past week in installing a new accounting 
system for the town of Brunswick. 

Sunday, April 14, there was a special patri- 
otic service in the Winter Street Church in 
Bath at which Professor Mitchell was the 
speaker. Fifty men from Camp Devens gave 
to the meeting a warlike atmosphere. 

Professor Brown and Professor Mitchell have 
parts in the latest play of the Brunswick Dra- 
matic Society, "The Man Who Stayed at Home," 
which is to be presented at the Cumberland on 
April 23. 

Professor Nixon attended a conference of the 
four-minute men of Kennebec County in Wa- 
terville, last Tuesday. 

Dn tl)e Campus 

William T. Johnson '06 was on the cniiipas. 
last week. 

The college orchestra rendered selections at 
the Red Cross lecture last week. 

An untimely snow storm last Friday spoiled 
Whittier Field for Saturday's game. 

Several of the fraternity houses are arrang- 
ing for spring house parties. 

John Clair Minot '96 was on the campus last 

Gordon '20 has left college and is now attend- 
ing the Ordnance Officers' Training Camp at the 
-Pennsylvania State College. 

Rollins '19 and Scrimgeour '20 are in the cast 
matic Club, "The Man Who Stayed at Home," 
sented by the Brunswick Dramatic Club, Tues- 
day evening, April 23. 

Henry L. Hall '14 was on the campus last 

Freese '18 and J. W. Thomas '18 are on the 
campus on a two weeks' furlough from the 
Naval Reserve. They will attend the Pelham 
Ba}- (N. Y.) School for Ensigns. 

A grass fire which started behind the Psi U 
house, one day last week, gained considerable 
headway before it was extinguished by the vig- 
orous efforts of several students. 

The Remington Arms Company wishes college 
men for work in munitions factories during the 
summer months. Dean Sills will be glad to give 

Dean Sills will be glad to consult with any 
Senior not likely to be in the service next year 
regarding engineering courses at Boston Tech, 
possibilities in the National City Bank for inter- 
national banking, or teaching. 

Candidates for assistant manager of the Bow- 
doin Publishing Company should hand their 
names to Hargraves '19 at the Psi U house for 
assignments to work. 

The baseball game scheduled for last Saturday 
with the Cabots of Brunswick, but postponed on 
account of the storm, will be played Friday morn- 
ing at Whittier Field. Bowdoin plays Bates in 
an exhibition game at Lewiston in the afternoon. 

The funeral took place last Wednesday of 
Mrs. Edward Abbott, wife of the Rev. Edward 
Abbott, who collected and presented to the col- 
lege the contents of the Abbott Memorial Room 
in the Library. Interment was in the family lot 
at Pine Grove cemetery. 

Through the kindness of Lieut. Philip W. 
Meserve, Sanitary Corps, N.A., the newspaper 
called the "Stars and Stripes" published by the 
American Expeditionary Force is being sent to 
the Library. 

aiumni jff3otc0 

'56 — Hon. George C. Yeaton died at his home 
in South Berwick, Me., last Wednesday, after 
an illness of a year and a half, in his eighty- 
second year. He was a native of South Ber- 
wick and received his early education in public 
schools of that town, also at Berwick Academy. 

Mr. Yeaton became a member of the Suffolk 
Bar in Boston, in 1859 and of the York County, 
Maine, Bar in 1862, and he was its oldest mem- 
ber. He was county attorney of York County 
1871-73, and had been associate attorney for 
the Boston and Maine Railroad since 1871. He 
had been president of the South Berwick Na- 
tional Bank, and the South Berwick Saving? 
Bank since April, 1888, and at the time of his 
death was president of the South Berwick Sav- 
ings and Trust Co., a consolidation of both in- 

Mr. Yeaton was rnarried in 1858 to Miss Har- 
riet N. Ramsdell of Newton, who died in Boston 
in 1909. Since the death of Mrs. Yeaton he 



had made his home in South Berwick. Mr. 
Yeaton received the A.M. degree from this col- 
lege in 1909. 

M-'6i — Dr. Ezra Pray, aged 87, recently died 
at his home in East Rochester, N. H., after sev- 
eral weeks' illness due to a fall on the ice when 
he sustained a fractured hip. He was a native 
of East Rochester and was a lineal descendant 
of Capt. Joseph Pray, who led a company of 
Berwick, Me. soldiers at the battle of Bunker 

After studying at Phillips Exeter Academy he 
taught school for a short period owing to ill 
health, then completed his education at Bowdoin 
Medical and the Harvard Medical School. Dur- 
ing the Civil War he served four years as phy- 
sician in the navy. Following his discharge 
from the service he returned to the farm and 
since that time has been very active and vig- 

^yy — Rear Admiral Robert E. Peary, retired, 
is rapidly recovering at his home in Washing- 
ton from a blood transfusion operation which he 
underwent for pernicious ansmia. 

'07 — Roscoe H. Hupper is giving a series of 
fifteen lectures on Shipping and Admiralty in ad- 
vanced courses in law at the College of the 
City of New York. The bulletin of the courses 
contains the following statement : 

"The lectures on Shipping and Admiralty will 
cover ownership, mortgages and documenting of 
vessels, entry and clearance, seamen, charter 
parties and bills of lading, marine insurance, 
maritime liens, collisions, towage and pilotage, 
salvage, general average, demurrage, Harter 
Act, Limited Liability Act, admiralty jurisdic- 
tion, the admiralty rules, maritime contracts and 
torts, prizes, process, suits in personam and in 
rem, libels and other pleadings, interrogatories, 
evidence, trials, decrees, appeals, damages and 
other related matters. Reference will be made to 
important decisions and there will be full oppor- 
tunity for discussion." 

Mr. Hupper has recently become a member of 
the committee on admissions of the Association 
of the Bar of the City of New York. 

'09 — Ralph O. Brewster of Portland has an- 
nounced his candidacy for renomination in the 
June primaries as representative to the Maine 
Legislature on the Republican ticket. As a mem- 
ber of the 1917 Legislature, Mr. Brewster served 
on the legal affairs committee which had charge 
of the Mothers' Pension Bill. 

'12 — Mr. Clyde R. Chapman has entered the 
law offices of Williamson, Burleigh & McLean 
at Augusta, Maine. Mr. Chapman graduated 

from the Maine Law School in 1917. 

'12 — Announcement has been made by Mr. 
and Mrs. Grant Bothwell of Baton Rouge, 
Louisiana, of the marriage of their daughter, 
Annie Lee Bothwell to Mr. J. Arnett Mitchell. 
The young couple will reside in St. Louis, 

'12 — Carl B. Timberlake has been elected prin- 
cipal of the Freeport High School, coming from 
Morse High School at Bath, where he has been 
sub-master for the past two years. Mr. Tim- 
berlake was the honor man of the Class of 1912. 
Previous to his going to Bath he was principal 
of Tabor Academy, Marion, Mass., for three 

'13 — A daughter, Nancy, was born to Mr. and 
Mrs. Herbert E. Locke at Augusta, Maine, on 
March second. 

'15 — Robert J. Evans of New York was or- 
dained as deacon in Saint Paul's Episcopal 
Church of Brunswick, last Sunday by Rt. Rev. 
Benjamin Brewster, Episcopal Bishop of Maine. 
He left Monday morning to resume his studies 
at the Episcopal Seminary at New York City. 

'16 — The marriage of Captain Don J. Edwards 
and Miss Hilda Emery Laughlin, both of Port- 
land, took place at the home of Colonel Holden 
at Chillicothe, Ohio, on March 27. The single 
ring service was performed by Chaplain Smith 
of the groom's regiment and the groom was at- 
tended by fellow officers of the 323d Machine 
Gun Battalion of Camp Sherman, Ohio. The 
couple will reside in Chillicothe for the present. 

'17 — The wedding of Harold H. Sampson of 
Dexter and Miss Dorothy Lufkin of Deer Isle 
took place in the Congregational Church at Deer 
Isle, Easter Sunday evening. The bride is the 
daughter of Postmistress Julia E. Lufkin of that 
town. She is a graduate of Deer Isle High 
School and a student at the Connecticut College 
of New London. The groom is at present en- 
gaged as instructor of mathematics in the Bid- 
deford High School. 

'18 — Announcement has been made by Mr. 
and Mrs. Charles E. Burbank of Worcester, 
Mass., of the engagement of their daughter, 
Alice Lydie Burbank, to Lieut. Merle A. Wood, 
U.S.R., of West Boylston, Mass. Miss Burbank 
was a member of the Class of '19 of Wellesley 
College. Lieut. Wood is stationed at Camp 
Devens, Ayer, Mass. 

There are meters of measure 

And meters of tone 
But the best of all meters 

Is to meet her alone. — Exchange. 



When a man makes first call — The awkward 

Flirting — Recruiting. 

Hugging — A call to arms. 

Kissing — A report at headquarters. 

Sitting far apart on couch when Pa comes — 
Extended order. 

First love — Normal attack. 

The young man often smells powder and re- 
ceives a — rapid fire — from her eyes. 

Buying the ring — Showing his metal. 
- Paw shows him the door — Mustered out. 

Going back on him — A deserter. 

She takes him back — The deserter caught. 

Marriage — Peace declared. 

Bridesmaids — File closers. 

Wedding reception — The assembly. 

Reception ends — Company dismissed. 

The honeymoon — A short skirmish. 

Housekeeping — Camping. 

Wheeling the baby carriage — Dress parade 

Walking the kid at midnight — Setting up ex- 
ercises — The Virginia Tech. 

The returned prisoner was telling of his ex- 

"When I was captured," said he, "the enemy 
stripped me of all my clothing." 

"Did you feel the cold much? asked a sym- 
pathetic listener?" 

"Not at all," replied the R. P., "You see, they 
carefull}' kept me covered with their rifles." — Ex. 

Professor — What has been the dominant 
character of America's military program up to 
the last three years? 

Student — Not prepared, sir. 

Professor — Correct. — Michigan Gargoyle. 

Anna : "What will Germany do when she 
goes broke?" 

Belle : "Don't know." 

-Anna: "Hock the kaiser and sell the watch on 
the Rhine." — E.vchangc. 

"War is certainly more complicated than it 
was formerly." 

"I should say so. Of old we had to teach 
our men how to act under fire; now we have to 
teach them also how to act under water and up 
in the air."' 

Statement of the Managemeflt, Ownership, Circula- 
tion, Etc., Required by the Act of Congress of 
Augnst 24, 1912, of 


April 1st, 1918. 
State of Maine, County of Cumfberland, ss. 

Before me, a notary public, in and for the State 
and county aforesaid, personally appeared Gordon 
S. Hargraves, who, having- been duly sworn, accord- 
ing to law, deposes and says that he is the Busi- 
ness Manager of the Bowdoin College Orient, and 
that the following Is, to the best of his knowledge 
and belief, a true statement of the ownership, man- 
agement, etc., of the aforesaid publication for the 
date shown in the above caption, required by the 
Act of August 24. 1912, embodied in section 443, 
Postal Laws and Regulations, to wit: 

1. That the names and addresses of the publisher, 
edftor, managing editor, and business- manager are: 

Name of — PostofRce address^ — 


Brunswick, Maine. 
Editor, CLYDE E. STEVENS, Brunswick, Maine. 

Managing Editor, STANLEY M. GORDON, 

Brunswick, Maine. 
Business Manager, GORDON S. HARGRAVES. 

Brunswick, Maine. 

2. That the owners are:— Directed bv BOWDOIN PUB- 
LISHING COMPANY, Brunswick. .Maine". X student publi- 
cation, no individual gainine any share of the profits. 

3. That the known bondholders, mortgagees, anfl 
other security holders owning or holding 1 per cent, 
or more of total amount of bonds, mortgages, or 
other securities are: None. 

4. That the two paragraphs next above, giving 
the names of the owners, stockholders, and security 
holders, if any, contain not only the list of stock- 
holders and security holders as they appear upon 
the books of the company but also, in cases where 
the stockholder or security holder appears upon the 
books of the company as trustee or in any other 
fiduciary relation, the name of the person or corp- 
oration for whom such trustee is acting, is given; 
also that the said two paragraphs contain state- 
ments embracing afilant's full knowledge and be- 
lief as to the circumstances and conditions under 
which stockholders and security holders "n^ho do not 
appear upon the books of the company as trustees, 
hiold stock and securities in a capacity other than 
that of a bona fide owner; and this affiant has no 
reason to believe that any other person, association, 
or corporation has any interest direct or indirect in 
the said stock, bonds, or other securities than as so 
stated by him. 

Sworn to and subscribed before me this seventh day 
of April, 1918. 

(My comimission expires April 26, 1923). 





400 Washington Street, Boston, Mass. 



You are earnestly requested to settle to the 

amount of the bill last rendered you, if 

Cote's Studio 

188 Maine Street - Brunswick 


Films Developed and Printed same day we get 
them. Special prices to Bowdoin students 

Announcement ! 

Latest Popular Sheet Music 
IOC per copy, now on sale 

F. W. Woolworth Co. 

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 University. 

Applications for admission are preferably made 
not later than June. Next session 
opens September 30, 1918. 

For information and catalogue, address 

Cornell University Medical College, 

Box 420, First Ave. & 28th St., N. Y. City 


Rubbers, Rubber Boots, Etc. 



J. A. Slocum, '13 

Bowdoin Men Keep Warm 

Trade With 

American Clothing Co. 

Bath, Maine 



gives the student such training in the principles 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. Course for LL. B. requires 3 school years. 
Those who have received this degree from this or 
any other approved school of law may receive LL. M. 
on the completion of one year's resident attendance 
under the direction of Dr. Mel/ille M. Bigelow. 
Special scholarships ($50 per year) are awarded to 
college graduates. For catalog, address HOMER 
ALBERS, Dean, H Ashburton Place, Boston. 




NO. 3 



The names of the su'^cessful candidates at the 
Third Officers' Trainiag Camp just ci .-j.ed at 
Camp Devens, have not yet been printed in the 
newpapers, but the Orient has unofficial ac- 
curate information that rdl 5ve n.en in the Bow- 
doin quota have completed their cour.-.e crecLt- 
ably. The men who compieted th; course satii- 
factoril}' -were on Patriots' Da}^ notified that 
they would be recommended for commissions as 
second lieutenants. 

The Bowdoin men at Camp Devens were V.nh- 
ert G. Albion 'i8, Franklin D. MacCormrck 'iS, 
Nathaniel U. McConaug-hy '17, Bela W. Norton 
'18, and Karl V. Palmer '18 They are now on a 
two weeks' furlough. None of the men were 
commissioned Friday, but they will rcceW'e their 
commissions as second lieutenants as tlie govern- 
ment wishes to use them. The successful candi- 
dates at the third series of camps all will be com- 
missioned as line officers, instead of being: placed 
in various services of the Army, as at the conclu- 
sion of the first two camps. 

No information has yet been recen en concern- 
ing Herbert H. Foster 16, who v/as at Fort 
Oglethorpe, Ga., but it is known that Reynold H. 
Brooks ex'-i8, at the same camp, completed the 
course creditably. 



Dean Kenneth C. M. Sills received a letter 
from ex-President William Howard Taft this 
week in which he accepted the invitation to be 
the Cole Lecturer next year. 


The baseball team left yesterday afternoon on 
the annual spring trip. Beginning this after- 
noon Bowdoin plays every day for the next five 
days: Wesleyan at Middletown, Conn., Amherst, 
Amherst, Mass., Williams at Williamstown, 
Mass., Holy Cross at Worcester, Mass., and St. 
Anslems at Manchester, N. H. The trip is the 
longest a White team has taken in several years. 

Little information is available to throw real 

light on the probable strength of Bowdoin's op- 
ponents on the days of the games. Holy Cross 
has played several games and has shown lots of 
strength. It is expected that Bowdoin's game at 
Worcester will be particularly stiff. The Wes- 
leyan game will be hard fought all the way ; the 
game last spring resulted in a tie and both col- 
leges want this season's game. 

Fourteen men are on the trip : F. P. Hall, 
Capt. Pendleton,A. C. Savage, Smethurst, Cas- 
par, W. M. Cook, Murch, Finn, Small, A. W. 
Hall, Racine, Grover, Manager Cole and 
Coach Houser. 

Bowdoin opened her baseball season Friday 
morning by defeating the Cabots of Brunswick, 
3 to 2. The playing was good for an early sea- 
son game and in spite of the raw, cold weather. 
Cook, Finn and Caspar scored for Bowdoin and 
Lachance and Paiement for the Cabots. 

The score: 
BOWDOIN ab bh po a 

A. Hall, rf 3 2 i o 

Cook, 2b 2 o I 2 

Finn, ss 2 i o 6 

F. Hall, c 4 I 2 I 

Grover, If 3 i o o 

Caspar, ib 4 i 18 o 

Racine, cf 3 2 o 

Small, 3b 4 I 3 9 

Mason, p 3 o o 2 

Totals 28 7 27 20 

CABOTS ab bh po a 

Moreau, 2b 4 o 3 3 

Weybrant, ss 3 I I 3 

Lachance, 3b 4 2 o 2 

Paiement, cf 3 i i o 

B. Charon, p 3 o i 3 

Lamarre, If 3 i o o 

Comee, c 3 i 7 o 

Smith, rf 3 o i 

Charon, ib 3 o 13 o 

Totals 29 6 27 II 

Innings I 2 3 4 5 6 7 ? 9 

Bowdoin o o o o o 2 1- -.^ 

Cabots o c o 2 o o o o o — 2 



Bowdoin lost at Lewiston, Patriots' Day after- 
noon, in an exhibition game, 8 to 2. Fowler was 
in excellent form and fanned I2 men. Prosser, 
who was playing left field, dislocated his ankle 
in trying to catch a fly off his shoe strings. Coach 
Houser put in a new outfield for the afternoon 
game to compare it with that of the morning 

The score : 
BATES ab r bh po a e 

Wiggin, 2b 4 i o i i o 

Talbot, ss 3 o 2 3 i i 

Maxim, If 5 i o 2 o o 

Rice, If o o 

Duncan, rf 5 2 2 i i 

Thurston, cf 4 2 I i o o 

Vanistan, c 3 i 2 9 i o 

Lunsholm, c o o o 2 o o 

Phelan, 3b 4 o i i o i 

Clifford, lb 2 I o 5 o o 

Stone, lb i o o 2 o i 

Fowler, p 4 o o 3 i 

35 8 8 27 7 3 

BOWDOIN ab r bh po a e 

Sylvester, rf 5 o o 2 o I 

Cook, 3b 3 I o I 2 2 

Finn, ss 4 o o I 2 2 

Hall, c 3 o 3 I 

Caspar, ib 4 o 2 i i 

Racine, cf 4 o o 3 i 

Prosser, If 3 o o i o o 

McCarthy, If I o i i 

Murch, 2b 4 o o 

Savage, p 3 i o o 3 o 

34 2 5 24 9 6 
By innings : 

Bates 3 I o 4 o o x — 8 

Bowdoin loiooooo — 2 

Sacrifice hits, Talbot, Vanistan. Sacrifice fly, 
Hall. Stolen bases, Vanistan, Clifford. First 
base on balls, off Fowler i ; off Savage 4. First 
base on errors, Bates 5 ; Bowdoin 2. Left on 
bases. Bates 9; Bowdoin 8. Struck out, by Fow- 
ler 12; by Savage 2. Hit by pitched ball, Fow- 
ler, Cook. Passed ball, Vanistan. Umpire, 
Daly. Time, i hr., 50 min. 

scored two runs on a base on balls, a sacrifice, a 
couple of errors and a nice single by Grover. 
The White scored again in the third, an error 
combined with two clean singles turning the 
trick. Caspar doubled with none gone in the fourth 
and scored when Racine stretched a hit through 
the infield. The Reserves were unable to score 
until the sixth when they tallied three runs on 
some clean hitting. 

The score: 
BOWDOIN ab r bh po a e 

A. Hall,, rf 4 2 i o 

Cook, 2b I o o 5 3 I 

Finn, ss 3 I I 2 6 o 

F. Hall, c 3 I I 8 2 o 

Grover, If 4 o i i o o 

Caspar, ib 4 i i 9 o o 

Racine, cf 3 o 2 o i o 

Small, 3b 2 o o 2 2 

Pendleton, p 3 o o 010 o 

Totals 27 5 7 27 24 I 

NAVAL RESERVES ab r bh po a e 

Hennigar, rf 4 o o i o 

Tamm, 3b 4 i 2 3 I 

Burns, cf 4 o 2 i o o 

Knox, c 4 o 3 o 

Campbell, ib 4 14 o o 

Thaxter, 2b 4 o 4 5 

Kelly, ss 2 4 i 

Conroy, If 3 i i i i o 

Bird, p 3 I I o 3 I 

Totals 36 3 6 24 16 3 

By innings : 123456789 

Bowdoin 201 i 1000 — 5 

Naval Reserves o o o 3 o o — 3 

Two base hits. Burns, Caspar. Stolen bases, 
F. Hall, Pendleton, Cook. Double plays, Finn 
to Cook; Small to Cook to Caspar. Bases on 
balls, off Pendleton 2 ; off Bird 6. Struck out, by 
Pendleton 8; by Bird 2. Passed balls. Hall, 
Knox. Wild pitch, Pendleton. Umpire, Con- 
way. Time, 2 hrs. 


Bowdoin defeated the Portland Naval Reserve 
team on Whittier Field, Saturday, by a score of 
S to 3. The game was interesting all through 
and the Reserves were always threatenirig. Bow- 
doin started right out in the first inning and 

In the Patriots' Day parade the Bowdoin R. O. 
T. C. made a creditable showing. The three 
companies of the battalion were divided into two 
companies, a uniformed and a nou-uniformed, 
with a total strength of about 125 men. The 
battalion drilled on the campus until about 9:15 
when it marched to the Delta, where the parade 
was formed under the leadership >f Chief Mar- 
shal Gilbert M. Elliott. Headed hy the R. O. T. 
C. band the parade, consisting of the training 



corps, the Brunswick company of the Third 
Maine Regiment, and the Brunswick Boy Scout 
Patrol, passed by the Church on the Hill, down 
Maine Street. Turning about, the marchers passed 
review before the Town Hall, after which Ihey 
assembled inside. Here a recruiting rally in the 
interests of the Third Maine was held with Hon. 
Edward W. Wheeler presiding. 

Mr. Wheeler first introduced Ralph O. Brew- 
ster, Bowdoin '09, who spoke on the duty of 
every able bodied man to enlist along with his 
neighbors and friends. He mentioned the fact 
that the regiment was being raised primarily for 
home protection to guard factories and .shipping 
ports thus giving the man with dependeiits a 
chance to do his share in winning the war. For 
the man of draft age, the military drill he would 
receive would make him a better soldier when 
his country should call him into service. 

Next Rev. James F. Albion of Portland gave a 
stimulating address concerning the duty of every 
man to do his utmost for his country in the pres- 
ent crisis. He should look well to his war gar- 
dens, liis Liberty Bonds, and his physical fitness, 
and should welcome the first opportunity to 
serve his country. Dr. Albion illustrated his 
speech with many good personal remini.'^cences 
and anecdotes which served well to bear his sub- 
ject home. 

men who would have represented Bowdoin are 
Chadbourne '19, Foulke '19, P. C. Young '18, 
Hatch '21, N. P. Moore '20, Taylor '20; Nixon 
'21, and Helson '21, alternates. 



The Faculty of the College has voted to re- 
quest the Boards to confer Certificates of Honor 
upon the undergraduates who leave college to 
enter war service before completing the work 
for their degree ; and to print each year on the 
Commencement program, after the list of candi- 
dates for the degrees, the list of such men in the 
class as have received these Certificates of 


The Orient stated last week that, though the 
dual debate scheduled for April 18 had been can- 
celled, there was "some possibility of arranging 
one debate at Middletown" some time this 

There is now no possibility of arranging a de- 
bate with Wesleyan this spring. The Wesleyan 
debating management cancelled the dual debate 
during the spring recess, on account of a scarcity 
of men and a lack of money. Negotiations 
which were intended by Bowdoin to avoid the 
complete cancellation were unsuccessful, and it 
v/as too late to secure a substitute debate. The 


The Musical Clubs gave their Portland con- 
cert Friday evening in Frye Hall before a good 
sized and enthusiastic audience. The affair was 
held under the auspices of the Beta Chapter of 
the Delta Epsilon sorority for the benefit of the 
loist Regiment fund. H. T. Mooers '18 gave a 
description of the life of the ambulance driver 
in France, in place of the programmed readings 
by N. P. Moore '20. B. Edwards '19 and J. W. 
Thomas '18 were recalled several times in their 
"duet." This concert closed the clubs' season. 



'17, M-'20— Ralph B. Thayer, M.R.C. 

'17, M-'20— Isaac M. Webber, M.R.C. 

'18, M-'2i— Wilfred O. Bernard, N.M.R.C. 

'18, M-'2i— Archibald S. Dean, M.R.C. 

Ex-'i8, M-'20— Hendrie W. Grant, M.R.C. 

Ex-'i8, M-'2i— Henry M. Howard, N.M.R.C. 

Ex-'i8, M-'2i— William H. Van Wart, N.M.R. 

M-'20 — Adolph Anderson, M.R.C. 

M-'20— Alfred J. Finn, M.R.C. 

M-'20— Edward L. Herlihy, M.R.C. 

M-'20— Earl S. Hall, M.R.C. 

M-'20 — Clement P. Lelashes, M.R.C. 

M-'20 — Abraham B. Margulis, M.R.C. 

'17, M-'2i — Hugh M. Brewster, N.M.R.C. 

M-'2i — Eustache N. Giguere, M.R.C. 

'ig — Charles E. Flynn, naval aviation, U.S.N. 


Ex-'i9, M-'2i— William E. Hill, M.R.C. 


At the annual meeting of the Debating Coun- 
cil April 16, the following were elected as the 
ofificers for the coming year : Foulke '19, presi- 
dent, Chadbourne '19, secretary, and Coburn '19, 
re-elected manager. In the fall three more of- 
ficers will be elected as has been the custom in 
the past. 

Plans were discussed for debating next year. 
It was thought every effort should be made to 
foster interest and competition in these days 
when college activities have difficulty in finding 
old-time support. What will be the exact pro- 
gram for next year is as yet uncertain, but some- 
thing definite will soon be decided upon. 




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

Coach Magee 

With the departure of Coach Magee, or plain 
"Jack" as he is popularly called among the stu- 
dents, a week ago to enter the service of the 
Y.M.C.A. in France, another familiar face 
passed from the campus. The large number of 
fellows gathered at the station to bid farewell 
and godspeed to their former track coach and 
athletic trainer, was in itself a remarkable testi- 
mony of the high esteem which he has won for 
himself by his unceasing energy in the behalf of 

Bowdoin' s athletics. 

Early in the fall and late in spring. Jack has 
watched with the utmost care the development 
of his disciples, and at his door must be laid the 
success of the teams of the White during the 
years that he has been connected with Bowdoin 
athletics. Stars may be born and reach their 
zenith of glory unassisted, but it was with the 
mediocre and often-times indifferent material 
that Coach Magee labored especially. He real- 
ized that teams cannot consist of one or even a 
group of record-beaters, and his efforts were 
accordingly turned to developing the untried to 
fill up the ranks, and to instilling in every player 
the spirit of team-work. And it has been due 
to this teaching that Bowdoin has been able to 
compete successfully not only with the other 
colleges of Maine, but also with larger institu- 
tions throughout New England. 

Loyalty to his college work, however, is not the 
sole characteristic of this sterling leader. The 
youth of the Nation is fighting in the greatest 
war the world has ever witnessed, and the de- 
mand for trained athletic leaders has become 
greatly enlarged by the need of keeping up the 
physical health of the fighting men. To this 
call Jack Magee has responded, and it is with 
the best of good wishes that his friends await 
news of his safe arrival in France where he is 
about to enter a greater field of usefulness. 

Support the Nine 

The members of the baseball squad have been 
toiling since early in the spring to turn out a 
creditable team to represent the White on the 
diamond this season, but what of the spectators, 
those who do not get out on the field or in the 
indoor cage to tryout for the squad? Shall they 
sit idly by and let others work hard and suf- 
fer the discouragement of playing before empty 
stands, when they, themselves, reap the glory? 
Already two games have been played on Whit- 
tier Field, and the attendance was altogether too 
small. Saturday afternoon, about twenty-five 
per cent, of the student body was present, when 
there should have been at least twice that num- 
ber. If the non-participating fellows can do 
nothing else, they can cheer the team by their 
presence in Hubbard Grandstand, and occasion- 
ally give a little applause. Let us hope that the 
next home game, that with Fort Baldwin on 
Wednesday, May first, will see a larger and 
more enthusiastic group present than was the 
case last Saturday afternoon. 



A Pan-Hellenic Council 

Under the heading- "Wanted : an I. F. C," ap- 
peared an editorial in these cohimns a few 
months ago urging the establishment of an in- 
ter-fraternity conference at Bowdoin. This was 
not the first time that the Orient had advocated 
such a change in the undergraduate life of the 
college, but apparently no action has ever been 
taken for the carrying out of the plan recom- 
mended. It is true that there is a Student Coun- 
cil, but it does not represent all the fraternities 
and groups of students. The only organization 
on the campus which can be said to be all- 
inclusive, is the Bugle Board which has one rep- 
resentative from each fraternity and also one 
from the non-fraternity members of the Junior 
class. Its only, duties are the compilation and 
publication of the Junior class annual, and there 
its work ends. 

Much has been said concerning the appar- 
ent lapse of Bowdoin spirit, but what steps have 
been taken by the Student Council or any other 
student organization toward arousing the idea 
that the college should come first with every 
loyal undergraduate? There has apparently been 
just as much petty politics in the student elec- 
tions this year as ever, in spite of promised re- 
forms. Each fraternity has been working for its 
own interests and practically saying, "Let. the 
college take care of itself." With such a spirit 
prevailing in each group is it strange that col- 
lege unity has been on the decline for the past 
year? Let the various fraternities get together 
through some representative body which will be 
able to speak for all, and make plans for united 
action on the part of every group, and we be- 
lieve that at least a short step will have been 
taken toward the desired end. 


In the April 18 issue of The Nation appears a 
letter to the editor, written by Dean Sills con- 
cerning the late Professor Johnson, and headed 
"A Scholar and Poet." Dean Sills has of late 
paid several public tributes to Professor John- 
son, in spoken words and in written ; he ad- 
dressed the student body at the chapel Memorial 
Service on April 14, and all Bowdoin men in the 
March number of the Quill; but there are many 
Bowdoin men, particularly among those of the 
alumni who would be reached through neither 
medium, and inasmuch as there is much of in- 
terest in the letter to friends of Professor John- 
son, however intimately they knew him, the 
Orient reprints it entire. 

"We are so accustomed to think of scholar- 
ship as confined to our universities that it is a 
matter of surprise to many to, learn that some- 
times on the faculties of our small colleges, there 
have been, and still are, scholars of real distinc- 

"Such a one was Prof. Henry Johnson, for 
some years the senior member of the faculty of 
Bowdoin College, who died in Brunswick on 
February 7 last. He spent his whole life at Bow- 
doin, and perhaps in consequence of this his 
scholarly attainments are not so generally known 
as they should be. He was one of the first of 
those Americans who early in the 8o's took their 
degree at the University of Berlin, then a rather 
notable achievement. His chair at Bowdoin was 
the Longfellow professorship of modern lan- 
guages, but his activities were by no means con- 
fined to the duties connected with that office. He 
had long been interested in Shakespeare. In 
1888 he edited a critical edition of "Mid-Summer 
Night's Dream," and since then has often been 
employed on Shakespearean text' criticism. 
Among his papers there are several interesting 
emendations which as literary executor I hope 
shortly to publish. The professor of English 
in one of our leading universities, who has the 
reputation of being one of the foremost Shake- 
spearean scholars of the country, said once that 
Professor Johnson had more exact knowledge of 
the problems of Shakespearean text than any 
other man he knew. Of late years he has been 
concerned very largely with Dante studies, and 
his translation of the 'Divine Comedy,' 1915, 
brought among other tributes a letter from Pio 
Rajua, the famous Florentine scholar, in which 
he wrote : 'This translation seems to me truly 
excellent, and it never has happened to me that, 
in reading the 'Commedia' translated into any 
language the original has continually sounded in 
my ears as it has here.' 

"Professor Johnson also wrote some original 
■poetry of high merit. In addition to his literary 
labors he was the director of the Bowdoin 
Museum of Fine Arts and after many years had 
the satisfaction of having introduced into the 
curriculum a course in the history of art. At 
Bowdoin College he occupied much the same po- 
sition as did Charles Eliot Norton at Harvard. 
He taught undergraduates not only French and 
art, but a correct view of life. What is here 
worth recording is the fact tha;t such a trained 
scholar, not merely a specialist, but one whose 
learning was part and parcel of the man him- 
self, preferred to accomplish his literary and 
scholarly work in the atmosphere of a small 



■college, believing- that he had more liberty than 
in a university and trusting to himself for schol- 
arly incentive." 


i. ctters have been received by relatives and 
friends from men now in active service in 
Trance. James E. Rhodes, 2nd, '97, formerly 

•of the Travelers' Insurance Company and nov.' 
<l-)i!ig Y.M.C.A. work with the .',d Aviation (' 
£tri:i''on Center, writes: 

"We left New Yoik on F'ebrnarv 2.^ anl the 
trip f.cross was de'i;;hiful. T'lc-; were about 
12= in our part\', including secret-irics, ciinteen 
ivo-If-p and entertoiners. It wac a novrl <^s\<f- 
ii i.ce for most of es to be ia arii'y uniforms, 
'•very little while , icllow wou d show up in t^ie 
dining-room or music-room withoiic his putteey 
on, looking like a boy in short pants vhose 
breeches were too long for him, or one in long 
pants whose breeches were too short. In Paris I 
met Professor Files of Bowdoin, v/ho made 
frantic attempts to teach me German 20 years 
ago or more. He was stopping at the ^ame hotel 
-with me and is going into Y.M.C.A. work among 
the French soldiers in one of the "Foyers de 
Soldat." This life is "some" contrast to that 
which I have been leading. From civilian 
clothes to an army uniform; from a bed to an 
army cot; from a matress to a sleeping bag; 
from the University Club to an army mess ; from 
asphalt pavements to French mud; from an oak- 
finished office to a Y.M.C.A. hut — but, believe 
me, it is worth while to be over here serving our 
boys in any capacity, however humble. I met on 
the steamer a Bowdoin boy named Winter from 
Bangor, who graduated with Dick Fuller and 
:said he knew him well." 

Lieutenant Albert Holbrook 'ig, writes: 
"I am well and am enjoying myself as much 
as can be expected. The training school I am at- 
tending will be over in a couple of weeks and 
after that I don't know just where I will be. I 
hope to be assigned to troops, but am afraid that 
I won't be so fortunate. I enjoy the work here, 
but am anxious to get with the troops. However, 
I hope that I have acquired the true army spirit 
which is to do one's best in whatever capacity 
you are placed. Just think, a year ago today I 
-was leading a care-free, "happy-go-lucky" life as 
a college undergraduate and today I am an 
American Army officer in France. The whole 
past year seems like a dream to me when I look 
back on it, and yet I most assuredly wouldn't 
have it otherwise than it is even if I could. I 

haven't had much time to study French, but I 
am picking it up slowly. Last week I spent the 
week end at a quaint little French family hotel, 
and I had a chance to study the life, customs, 
etc., of the people. They are the most polite peo- 
ple possible. All of the Frenchmen I have seen 
are also very gracious and agreeable. I had a 
good room with an open fire, and a great, high 
canopied bed so high that I had great difficulty 
clambering into it, but was well worth the while 
after you got in, for it was very comfortable. 
The cooking was good, too, and they get up some 
very tempting dishes, yet nothing like the good, 
old U.S.A. Nothing would suit me better than 
to be placed on some winged Pegasus and landed 
in the city of Rockland once more, — but not until 
this war is ended." 

Adriel U. Bird '16, stationed at the Kelley 
Aviation Field, San Antonio, Texas, U. S. A., 
writes : 

"We came here for hard work and we found 
it. On the other hand we get the best of treat- 
ment. The officers are fine, and we get good food. 
This noon we had a chicken dinner, with ice 
cream. Of course it is a new camp, and there 
are many thousands of men here, so that the 
accommodations are limited. We have a tem- 
perature of 90 or 100 every day and a regular 
tornado of dust blowing all the time. There are 
no trees, no grass, and nothing green in sight. 
The air is full of airplanes all the time. I have 
seen several of them drop a fe-\v thousand feet to 
the ground, and land just in a bunch of splinters. 

"The Y.M.C.A. is a great thing here. It is the 
only place in which to write or study, and above 
all the only place of entertainment we have. 
They have pianos, victrolas, and pool tables, and 
boxing, wrestling, or entertainment every eve- 


Psi Upsilon gave a spring dance at the House 
Thursday evening. The patronesses were Mrs. 
Charles C. Low of Bath, Mrs. Charles T. Bur- 
nett and Miss Belle C. Smith of Brunswick. 

The guests were the Misses Margaret Hanson, 
Madeline Kingsbury, Harriet Jackson, and Hope 
Sturdivant of Bath; Margery Lamb and Dorothy 
Mason of Portland; Elizabeth Nash, Marion 
Strout, Iva Goodwin, Florence Lapointe and 
Ruth Lovell of Brunswick; Alta Doe of Weeks 
Mills; Dorothy Williams of Yarmouth; Pauline 
Miller of Bangor. Kelley's Orchestra played for 
an order of 24 dances. The committee in charge 
was made up of Freeman '18, Leighton '19, and 
Lamb '20. 




Representatives from the four Maine colleges 
were present at the annual Y.M.C.A. convention 
held at Waterville last week. The Bowdoin dele- 
gates attending were Higgins '19, Coburn '19, 
Goodrich '20, Dennett 20, and Cousins '20, 
Questions of interest to college Y.M.C.A. men 
were discussed and then the delegates of each 
college met separately to answer questions con- 
cerning college work of the preparatory school 
men who were at the convention. 

change of ideas and experiences; to hear lead- 
ers of national reputation on pertinent subjects. 


The Phi Chi medical fraternity held an infor- 
mal smoker last Tuesday evening at the Kappa 
Sigma house. Dr. G. A. Pudor of Portland gave 
an interesting talk on "The Life of the Medical 
Officer." Helson '21 played violin solos and 
Hill M-'2i rendered vocal solos. The fraternity 
had as its guests several out of town men and 
a number of pre-medic students. 


"The Soul of the War," by Philip Gibbs. 

"Ten Years of Secret Diplomacy," by E. D. 

"England and the War," by Andre Chevrillon. 

"Documentary History of the War," by The 

"The Balkan League," by L E. Gueshoff. 


The last Union dance this season will be held 
May IT. This is the evening after the Maine 
game, and a good crowd is expected. Tickets go 
on sale shortly and may be obtained from the 
rommittee members, Reynolds '18, Cole 19, or 
Higgins '10. The fee will be the same as for 
previous Union dances, fifty cents a couple. 



The Third Annual Secondary School Confer- 
ence of the Young Men's Christian Association 
of Maine was held at Waterville, April 12, 13 
and 14. Delegates attended from nearly every 
preparatory school in the State and from the 
four Maine colleges. Bowdoin was represented 
by Higgins '19, Coburn '19, Goodrich '20 and 
Dennett '20. 

The conference purposed to bring together the 
representative Christian men of the secondary 
schools of Maine to make plans and devise meth- 
ods for promoting a virile Christian work among 
students; to give an opportunity for an inter- 

EBitt) tfte JFacultp 

On April 16 Professor Nixon addressed the 
Rotary Club of Lewiston regarding the estab- 
lishment of a permanent "four minute men" or- 
ganization in that city. 

The military committee has just received a 
favorable report from Major Cook, who in- 
spected the battalion March 20. 

Dean Sills is to be in Boston, April 26 and 27, 
to attend a meeting of the New England Certifi- 
cate Board. At that time he will also attend a 
meeting called by President Meiklejohn of Am- 
herst College to consider the athletic situation in 
the colleges. 

Dean Sills was a four minute speaker at the 
Cumberland, Friday night. 

^n tlje Campus 

Former President William Howard Taft has 
been invited to be the Annie Talbot Cole Lec- 
turer for next year. Ex-President Taft was 
made the Kent Professor of Law at Yale in 19 13, 
from which university he graduated in 1878. 

Arrangements are being made for the intro- 
duction into the curriculum next year of courses 
in Russian and Militar}' French. 

Twice as many major warnings were sent out 
last week as in any previous year at this season. 

Manager Cole '19 has received a communica- 
tion from the manager of the Camp Devens team 
asking for a game for May 4. This date is al- 
ready filled, but there is a possibility that a game 
may be arranged for another date. Camp Devens 
is represented by a fast team, the lineup includ- 
ing many former college and semi-pro stars. 

Boratis ex-'ig was here Saturday with the 
baseball team from Fort Preble and played 
against the Cabots. 

Ridlon ex-' 18 was on the campus Wednesday. 

Sampson '17 was on the campus Friday. 

French ex-'2i, who has just taken his exami- 
nation for Annapolis was on the campus last 

The members of the R.O.T.C. felt the effects of 
"summer time" Friday. The early morning chill 
seemed a long time in wearing off. 

Golf is popular on the campus as well as at the 
Country Club. 

The tennis courts have begun to do service, al- 
though several have not been rolled into shape. 

House parties are rarer and less elaborate this 



spring on account of the depleted numbers at 
most of the chapter houses. The Psi U's, how- 
ever, entertained Thursday, and the Theta Delts 
will follow suit on the coming Friday. 

The attendance at Saturday's game was small, 
due partly perhaps to the fact that many of the 
students went home over the week end. 

The Infirmary still receives patients. 

The notice from the Dean's office concerning 
those men who are leaving for service has been 
posted : 

"All men who leave college to enter any 
branch of the National service, and who desire 
credit for this semester's work by taking special 
examinations, must secure the approval of the 
Recording Committee. The request should be 
written and sent to the Dean at once." 

Eustis '20 was on the campus last week. 



"The Man Who Stayed at Home," presented 
by the Brunswick Dramatic Club at the Cum- 

Baseball — Bowdoin vs. Wesleyan at Middle- 


Baseball — Bowdoin vs. Amherst at Amherst. 


Baseball — Bowdoin vs. Williams at Williams- 


Baseball — Bowdoin vs. Holy Cross at Worces- 


Baseball — Bowdoin vs. St. Anslem's at Man- 


General college elections. 

Baseball — Bowdoin vs. Fort Baldwin at 


Baseball — Bowdoin vs. Maine at Orono. 


Baseball — Bowdoin vs. Maine at Brunswick. 
Union dance. 

alumni i^otes 

'58. — General Jonathan P. Cilley, whose 
bravery in the Civil War caused him to be 
known as the hero of the First Maine Cavalry, 
had a narrow escape from severe burns while 
tending a bonfire at his home in Rockland re- 

'59- — "Gathered Fragments," a book by Henry 

M. King, has recently been published. Mr. King 
received the A.M. degree from the College in 
1862 and the D.D. degree in 1899. He is a trus- 
tee of Vassar College. 

'74.— The Nation recently published a letter 
by Dean Sills on Professor Henry Johnson as a 
scholar and a poet. 

'96. — Dr. Preston Keyes of the Department of 
Preventive Medicine at the University of 
Chicago, has created a serum of pneumococci 
taken from the blood of Dr. Koch, a native of 
Germany, who was associated with Dr. Keyes, 
but who died of a pneumococcus infection. Dr. 
Keyes took specimens of his blood and developed 
the serum which has been saving the lives of 
American soldiers at Camp Grant. Illinois. 

'14. — Philip R. Fox of Providence, R. I., has 
been voluntarily inducted into military service 
and will be sent to Camp Devens to join the 
medical supply department. 



It is with deep regret that the Theta Chapter 
learns of the death of Arthur Sewall Haggett 
of the Class of 1893. 

Not only Theta but the fraternity as a whole 
bears an intimate loss at this time for he was 
continually rendering valuable service to us all. 
In college he won only the highest distinctions 
in scholarship; in life, he became a beloved pro- 
fessor and dean of the College of Liberal Arts 
of the University of Washington. While in that 
pursuit he remained fraternally as loyal and en- 
ergetic as ever, having much to do with the es- 
tablishment of the Kappa Epsilon Chapter at the 

To his relatives and countless friends Theta 
extends her sincerest sympathy. 

Louis Whittier Doherty, 
Lewis Woodbeidge Brown, 
Cornelius Packard Rhoads. 


Theta Chapter regretfully learns of the loss of 
one of its most loyal members, George Camp- 
bell Yeaton, of the Class of 1856. 

As a lawyer, a bank president and otherwise 
an active citizen in his town he became a con- 
stant credit to the fraternity and his name will 
long be cherished by us. 

The chapter extends its sympathy to his rela- 
tives and friends. 

Lewis Woodbridge Brown, 
Louis Whittier Doherty, 
Cornelius Packard Rhoads. 




The last session of the Community Forum for 
this season will be held Sunday evening at the 
Cumberland Theatre. Lieut. Com. Thomas 
Mott Osborne will speak on "The Great War 
and the Prisons. " The Forum feels honored to 
present to the people of Brunswick a man of so 
national a prominence as Lieut. Com. Osborne. 
Mr. Osborne is thoroughly American, democrat- 
ic in his social vision, a reformer of prison life, 
discipline and penal laws. As warden of Sing 
Sing he attracted much attention by his humane 
methods of dealing with prisoners. His prison 
reforms are ways and means to appeal to the 
best and highest motives in the life of the unfor- 
tunate law-breaker. Mr. Osborne is now con- 
nected with the government prison at Ports- 
mouth, N. H. 

The public is invited. Tickets have been is- 
sued to the seating capacity of the theatre. 
Holders of the tickets will be admitted at 7 
o'clock. The doors will be thrown open at 7.30 
to the public regardless of tickets issued. Posi- 
tively no seats will be held for ticket holders af- 
ter 7.30 o'clock. Tickets may be had at the 
Record Office. Special orchestral music. A 
silver offering will be taken. Remember that this 
is the community's forum and the question period 
is our opportunity to question the speaker. 
Come and make the most of the opportunity. 

Mr. Osborne will address the students of the 
college at Vespers next Sunday afternoon. 

Soph — "What's all the hurry, Frosh?" 
Frosh — "Our chemistry professor is overcome 
with gas." 

Soph — "Going for a doctor?" 
Frosh — "No; more gas." 

Angry Woman — "My husband attempted to 
strike me. I want to have him arrested." 

Police Captain — "All right. Where will we 
find him?" 

Angry Woman — "In the emergency hospital." 

Mrs. Stately Street — "The other maid tells me 
that you wish to go out this evening? Is it ur- 

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any other approved school of law may receive LL. M. 
on the completion of one year's resident attendance 
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NO. 4 


The following- men have been recommended 
for the Fourth Camp: Bagley 'i8, Blake 'i8, E. 
I. Boardman '20, Colter '18, Foulke '19, Leighton 
'19, Lyons '19, Pendleton '18, R. C. Rounds '18, 
W. A. Savage '18, C. E. Stevens '19, Sullivan 
'19, B. A. Thomas '18, Wood '20. 


Saturday afternoon, April 27, Sigma Nu fra- 
ternity received into its brotherhood the former 
local fraternity Beta Chi, now the Delta Psi 
chapter of Sigma Nu and the 78th active mem- 
ber of the national fraternity. The admission 
of Delta Psi at Bowdoin makes it the sixth in 
the New England division and the second in 
Maine of the Sigma Nu fraternity. Initiation 
ceiemonies ■>. ere held in the afternoon by a team 
selected from the Boston and Providence Alumni 
chapters and from the Delta Lambda Chapter at 
Brown Universit}-. Edson K. Smith, Inspector 
of the eighth division of which the new chapter 
is a member, acted as Eminent Commander; Ar- 
thur E. Kenyon, chapter advisor for Delta 
Lambda chapter, served as Lieutenant Com- 
mander; Glenn C. Carbaugh of Beta XI Chap- 
ter, William Jewell College, was Marshall ; Har- 
old A. Campbell of Delta Lambda was Sentinel ; 
Clifton I. Munroe of Delta Lambda was Chap- 
lain; the other members of the team John W. 
Haley, Harold E. Marr, and Stanton A. Burdick, 
all of Delta Lambda. 

After the impressive initiation ceremonies, 
which occupied more than three hours, a banquet 
was enjoyed at the Hotel Eagle by the ini- 
tiates and visitors at which the following toasts 
were responded to, Edson K. Smith of Provi- 
dence, R. I., being the toastmaster: Address of 
Welcome, Paul C. Young of Delta Psi ; Presen- 
tation of Charter, Arthur E. Kenyon of Provi- 
dence, R. I., Response, G. Stuart DeMott of 
Delta Psi ; Welcome from the College, Profesor 
Paul Nixon ; Effective Alumni Work, Dr. Seth 
F. Arnold of Boston, Mass.; The Delta Psi 
Alumni, Chester C. Maguire of Boston, Mass., 
and Interfraternity Relations, Raymond H. 
Segur of Hartford, Conn. Greetings were 
brought from other chapters by Roger B. Hill 
and Lieut. H. A. Randall of Delta, Nu, John W. 

Haley of Delta Lambda, Raymond H. Segur of 
Delta Chi, Lieut. J. G. Hammond of Beta Nu, 
and G. C. Carbaugh of Beta Chi. Short im- 
promptu speeches were made by Professor Ham 
of Bowdoin, Andrew Redheffer of Wesleyan, 
Clyde E. Stevens '19, Karl V. Palmer '18 and 
Edwin C. Palmer '20, all of Delta Psi. 

Those who were initiated Saturday afternoon 
will be the charter members of the new chapter 
and consists of 29 active members in the fraterni- 
ty and five alumni. The new Sigs are : Palmer 
'18, Howard M-'2i, Maguire '17, Grant M-20, 
Libbey ex-'i8, Bernard '18, Blake '18, Blanchard 
'18, DeMott '18, R. C. Rounds '18, Van Wart '18, 
P. C. Young '18, Simmons '19, C. E. Stevens '19, 
R. A. Stevens '19, Demuth '20, Draper '20, Had- 
dock '20, Hurrell '20, Lindner '20, Norwood '20, 
Palmer '20, Thebeau '20, Constantine '21, Hel- 
son '21, Hone '21, Keene '21, King '21, McCrum 
'21, Noyes '21, F. H. Rogers '21 and J. G. Young 

Today the Bowdoin nine plays a fast team 
from Fort Baldwin. Many athletes have been 
transferred to the fort at Popham Beach and its 
team is strong. Embelton, who has set up quite 
a mark, will pitch, and Foster, who caught a bit 
for Bowdoin last year, may hold the backstop's 

The ringing of the chapel bell, last Tuesday 
evening, announced the Bowdoin victory over 
Wesleyan. The White outplayed its opponents 
both at the bat and in the field. The quality of 
the pitching was about equal ; Savage and Wood- 
ruff each struck out seven men. Bowdoin's in- 
field showed decidedly more "pep" than that of 
Wesleyan. The box score shows that its errors 
were at a minimum. 
The score : 
BOWDOIN ab r bh po a e 

A. Hall, rf 5 i i i o o 

Cook, 2b 5 o I 4 I 

Finn, ss 4 i 2 i 2 o- 

F. Hall, c 4 2 I 6 o 

Grover, If 4 I o o 

Caspar, ib 4 113 o o- 



Racine, cf 4 o o.i o o. 

Small, 3b 4 o I I 6 o 

Savage, p 3 o o o o 

Cummings, p 


Totals 37 5 6 24 12 I 

WESLEY AN ab r bh po a e 

Bateman, cf 4 o o i o i 

Raines, If 3 o o i i 

Woodruff, p 2 o o 2 I 

Tomlinson, ss 3 i i 2 3 i 

Watson, 2b 3 i i i i o 

Camp, 3b 3 o o 2 o 3 

Boote, c 4 o I 7 2 o 

Curtis, rf 3 o o 2 o 

Jacobs, lb 3 o on o 2 

*Peck I o 

Totals 29 2 3 27 8 7 

By innings : 

Bowdoin 0001 12 10 o — 5 

Wesleyan o i o o o i — 2 

Runs, Tomlinson, Watson, A. Hall, Finn, F. 
Hall 2, Grover. Stolen bases. Hall, Watson, 
Grover, SaA^age. Two base hit, Caspar. Three 
base hit, Finn. First base on balls, off Wood- 
ruff I, off Savage i. Left on bases, Bowdoin 6, 
Wesleyan 5. Struck out, by Woodruff 7, by Sav- 
age 7. Batter hit, Watson. Double play. Sav- 
age to Caspar. Passed balls, F. Hall 2. Time, i 
hr., 44 mins. Umpire, O'Laughlin. 

*Peck batted for Woodruff in ninth. 

The Bowdoin baseball team suffered the first 
defeat of its spring trip at the hands of Amherst 
on Wednesday by a 6-2 score. A strong wind 
sweeping across the field handicapped both teams 
but Cummings, the Purple pitcher, had wonder- 
ful control and in the first six innings only 18 
men faced him, and none reached first. Smeth- 
urst pitched good ball but allowed many bunched 
hits. I'inn was the star in the field, and he also 
scored one of Bowdoin's runs. A. Hall crossed 
the plate for the other tally. The Amherst runs, 
bunched in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings, 
were scored by Brisk, McNamara, Cowles, 
Palmer, Davidson, and Cummings. 
The score : 
AMHERST ab r bh po a e 

Brisk, 2b 3 i i i 3 i 

McNamara, 3b 4 i 3 o 5 o 

Cowles, lb 4 I 215 o o 

Maynard, c 4 o i 7 2 2 

Phillips, ss 4 o I o o I 

Weber, rf 4 o I o o 

Palmer, rf 2 t o o o o 

Davidson, It 3 i 4 4 o o 

Totals 31 6 10 27 15 4 

BOWDOIN ab r bh po a e 

A. Hall, rf 3 i i i o o 

Murch* I o I o o o 

Cook, 2b 4 o 4 I 

Finn, ss 4 I I 2 2 

F. Hall, c 3 o o 7 3 o 

Grover, If 3 o o o 2 i 

Caspar, ib 3 o 9 o i 

Racine, cf 3 o o o 2 

Small, 3b 3 o o I 3 I 

Smcthurst, p 3 o 4 i 

Totals 30 2 32415 7 

By innings 123456789 

Amherst o o o 2 2 2 o — 6 

Bowdoin 00000020 — 2 

Runs, A. Hall, Finn, Brisk, McNamara. 
Cowles, Palmer, Davidson, Cummings. Sacrifice 
hit, Maynard. Stolen bases, A. Hall, F. Hall, 
Finn, Brisk, McNamara, Maynard, Weber, 
Palmer. Two base hit, Phillips. First base on 
balls, off Smethurst 4. Struck out, by Cummings 
6, by Smethurst 5. Double play, F. Hall and 
Cook. Time, 2.00. Umpire, McLaug'hlin. 

*Murch batted for A. Hall in the ninth. 


Bowdoin beat Williams 6-4 in a fast game at 
Williamstown, Thursday. Considering how little 
practice either team has had the playing was re- 
markable, clean-cut, brilliant fielding character- 
ized both nines, and the contest was almost er- 

Until the sixth things were breaking for Wil- 
liams, but in that inning Bowdoin piled up a big 
lead. Grover's triple with two men on, started 
the rally and when the White was finally re- 
tired, four men had crossed the plate. From that 
time on the final result was never in doubt. 

Captain Pendleton did fine work in the box, 
pitching a good, steady game through the whole 
nine innings. His form was far ahead of that 
of the Williams twirler and grew better as the 
game progressed. Finn played a regular big 
league game at short and was easily the star 
fielder of the day. 

The summary : 
BOWDOIN ab r bh po a e 

A. Hall, rf 4 I 2 I o 

Cook, 2I1 4 I o 5 5 

Finn, ss 4 2 2 2 6 o 

F. Hall, c 3 I T 5 T 

Grover, If 3 i 2 3 o o 

Caspar, 1 b 3 o on i o 



Racine, cf 4 o 2 

Small, 3b 3 o o o 3 i 

Pendleton, p 3 o o o o 

Totals 31 6 9 27 16 I 

WILLIAMS ab r bh po a e 

Dunn, 2b 5 i i i o 

Mason, If 3 o i 2 o o 

Boynton, ss 4 i i 5 4 o 

Manning, ib 4 o I 9 o O 

Roth, cf 4 I I o o 

Field, rf 4 i i o 

Berger, 3b 2 i o o i 'j 

Papin, c 4 00 9 I o 

Patten, p i 0.0 5 o 

*Finn I o o o o o 

Totals 32 4 6 27 1 1 

By innings : 123456789 Total 

Bowdoin I 00040 I — 6 

Williams 1200 1000 o — ^4 

Two base hits, Boynton, Field, Manning. 
Three base hits, Grover, Finn (Bowdoin). 
Stolen bases, Dunn, Berger. Sacrifice hits. 
Grover, F. Hall, Caspar. Base on balls, off Pen- 
dleton 3, off Patten 3. Struck out, by Pendleton 
3, by Patten 8. Double plays, Dunn to Bo\ nton 
2. Finn, Cook to Caspar ; Berger, Boynton to 
Manning. Hit by pitched ball, Mason, Berger 2, 
Cook. Passed balls, Papin, F. Hall. Time, 2 
h.. TO m. Umpire, Bridge. 

*Finn batted for Papin in ninth. 


Outplayed and outbatted at every stage of the 
game, Bowdoin lost to Holy Cross Friday by a 
score of 8 to i. Gill, Holy Cross's star twirler, 
was on the mound for the Worcester team, and 
while Bowdoin scored six hits off him he 'kept 
them well scattered. Statz's hitting was the big 
feature; he connected safely four times, three of 
them being doubles. Caspar batted well for Bow- 
doin, driving out two good hits. 

The score : 
HOLY CROSS ab r bhpo a e 

Statz, ss 5 2 4 o I o 

O'Neil, rf 3 o o o 

Daly, If 4 2 21 I 

Bowen, cf 5 i i i o o 

Duffy, 2b 5 I 2 2 I 

Donahue, ib 5 i 3 n i o 

Boyle, 3b 3 o o i 2 

Martin, c 4 o iii o 

Gill, p 4 I I o 6 I 

Totals 38 8 14 27 12 I 

B0WD0[v ab r bh po a e 

A Hall, rf 4 o o o 

Cook, 2b 4 o I I 2 o 

Finn, ss 4 o i 2 7 i 

F. Hall, c 3 I I 3 o 

Grover, If 3 o 3 o i 

Caspar, ib 3 o 2 14 o i 

Racine, cf 3 00 I 

Small, 3b 3 I o 4 O 

Savage, p 3 i o 2 

Totals 30 I 6 24 14 5 

By Innings 123456789 Total 

Holy Cross 00021032 x — 8 

Bowdoin 0000 I 000 o — I 

Two base hits, Statz 3, Martin, Donahue, Daly, 
Caspar, Savage; sacrifice hits, O'Neil 2, Boyle; 
double plays, Finn to Cook to Caspar, Boyle to 
Donahue to Martin; struck out, by Gill 10, by 
Savage 3 ; umpire, McGinness ; time, i hr., 55 


The preliminary tryouts of the Alexander 
Prize Speaking Contest will be held May 7. The 
following men have been appointed from the 
Junior and Sophomore classes to compete in the 
preliminaries : 

1919 — Chadbourne, Coburn, Cole, Corcoran, 
Flynn, Hargraves, McGorrill, Mitchell, Paul. 

1920 — Abbott, Asnault, Goodhue, Goodrich, G. 
G. Houston, Look, McWilliams, Millard, Moore, 
Richan, Scrimg'eour. 

The Freshman speakers will be selected later. 
Men who are not named above may compete if 
they so desire. Any selection not already used 
in a final Alexander Prize Speaking Contest may 
be spoken in the trial. 


The Y.M.C.A. discussion groups, which meet 
Sunday evening, or during the week at the con- 
venience of the leader and members, are being 
conducted in such a way as to be both interest- 
ing and helpful to the large number of men en- 

The leaders meet every Sunday afternoon to 
discuss, with Mr. Ashby, the topics which are to 
be taken up in the conferences that evening. 
Also questions of the previous week which either 
were of special interest, or difficult of answer, 
are discussed by the leaders. 

The groups are studying the life of Christ 
and also problems concerning Christianity and 
the war. The text used by the leaders in this 
work is "The Social Principles of Jesus" by 




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APRIL 30, 1918 No. 4 

Entered at Post Office 

; at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter 

The Studefit Elections 

The college is often well compared to a small 
city ; it has its elections and its candidates for 
the various offices. Like a city, too, it must be 
admitted that Bowdoin has in the past witnessed 
the bitter conflicts between opposing parties, not 
of the same magnitude perhaps as those of a 
city, but conflicts nevertheless. The approach- 
ing election of members to the Student Council, 
the Athletic Council, and Union Board call to 
inind these faults which seem bound to appear in 
any government whether it be municipal or col- 

In these student elections exist, certain fra- 
ternity combinations which seek to outdo each 
other in securing members on the several boards 
to be chosen. In several of the class elections 
this tendency to combine seems to have been 
overcome, but we cannot say that the same is 
true of the A.S.B.C. contests in the recent his- 
tory of Bowdoin. As the time approaches for 
the decision as to who shall be the directors of 
student activities and spirit during the follow- 
ing year, let us hope that the voters will not 
lose sight of the individual fitness of each and 
ever}' candidate whose name .appears upon the 
ballot, and that he will not be bound by any so- 
called "combine" to vote only for the men who 
may be "slated" by his own fraternity or her 

The Bulletin Board 

During the past week our attention has been 
called to the disorderly appearance of the bulle- 
tin board on King Chapel. This disorder is 
scarcely more noticeable now than it has been in 
the past, however, but it is in sharp contrast to 
the neat appearance of the college bulletin 
boards at other institutions of the same size as 
Bowdoin, and presumably of the same class of 
students. Why, then, does the board on King 
Chapel so frequently appear as if a whirlwind 
had visited it and deposited upon its surface a 
motley mass, of irreg'ular pieces of paper, cov- 
ered with hieroglyphics ranging' from an illegi- 
ble scrawl to the most expensive embossed fra- 
ternity emblems and other printed matter? Why 
should not some action be taken to make the 
notices uniform in size and appearance ? 

Another fault of the present system of in- 
discriminate posting of bulletins is the fact that 
many notices of meetings and the like are not 
removed after their usefulness has been served, 
but are left behind to hinder others who wish 
to advertise. Then again notices are allowed to 
remain when they may be misinterpreted by their 
readers. An announcement of a dance or meet- 
ing may state that the event will take place on a 
certain day of the week. All well and good un- 
til that day has arrived, but the notice is left 
on the board until the following week and its 
message is taken to refer to the latter week by 
anyone who did not happen to read it the week 
before. Each notice might well bear the date 
on which it is posted, and thus avoid this some- 
times embarrassing misunderstanding. The pres- 
ent state of the bulletin board has certainly ex- 
isted long enough and it would seem time that 
some provisions were made for keeping the no- 
tices up-to-date and of a uniform appearance. 




Bowdoin lost her final spring trip game in a 
very close contest with St. Anslem's, Saturday. 
Although her opponents scored two more runs, 
the White made three more hits than the New 
Hampshire nine. Two base hits in the sixth 
were followed by a double steal. Then two 
passes to first and a sacrifice fly brought both 
the St. Anslems men in. 

Bowdoin scored her first run in the third in- 
ning when, with bases full, F. Hall brought 
Small in on an infield drive. Bowdoin again 
looked like a winner in the eighth when O'Brien 
was forced from the box when with one out 
and bases full, Reynolds saved the day for St. 
Anslem's by striking out Pendleton, although A. 
Hall, F. Hall and Grover all came through with 

Caspar was the only man to get a hit that was 
good for two bases. In the eighth he success- 
fully worked the old hidden ball trick and caught 
Reynolds off first. Grover robbed O'Brien of a 
long drive in the seventh inning. 

Although Pendleton gave four passes, he 
struck out eight men, as many as both St. Ans- 
lem's pitchers. 

The score : 
ST. ANSLEMS ab r bh po a e 

Slattery, ss 3 o o i 3 

Hicks, cf 3 I o 2 o o 

Dugan, If 3 I 2 I I o 

Reynolds, rf, p 4 I i 3 o o 

Nuhn, lb 3 o o 8 o o 

Malloy, 2b 3 o o o i 

Scully, 3b 2 o 2 I I 

Pitts, c 2 I I 9 I o 

O'Brien, p 2 o I 2 o 

Gilligan, rf o o o 

Totals 25 4 4 27 8 2 

BOWDOIN ab r bh po a e 

A. Hall, rf 5 o i 2 o 

Cook, 2b 4 o 2 I o 

Finn, ss 4 i 3 i o 

F. Hall, c ; 51 2 7 i o 

Grover, If 4 i 2 o 

Caspar, lb 4 o i 6 i 2 

Racine, cf 4 o i i o 

Small, 3b 2 I o I 2 o 

Pendleton, p 2 o o 3 o 

Totals 34 2 7 24 9 2 

Innings : 

St. Anslems 00100300 x — 4 

Bowdoin I o i — 2 

Two base hits, Caspar. Stolen bases, Dugan, 
Reynolds, Malloy. Sacrifice hits, Nuhn, O'Brien, 

Pendleton. Base on balls, off O'Brien 2, Pendle- 
ton 4. Hit by pitched ball, Scully, Small, Cook, 
Pendleton. Struck out, by O'Brien 6, Reynolds 
2, Pendleton 8. Passed balls, by F. Hall. Um- 
pire, Lynch. Time, 2 hours, 5 minutes. 



'05— Donald C. White, pvt., 3d Me. Inf., Lew- 

'16 — Ralph C. Parm enter, pvt.. Ordnance 
Training School, Hanover, N. H. 


'02 — Edward S. Anthoine, graduated from O. 
T. School, Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. Recommended for 
commission in Field Artillery. 

'03 — Henry A. Peabody, graduated from O. T. 
School, Ft. Oglethorpe. Recommended for com- 
mission in Field Artillery. 

'07 — Charles W. Snow, 2nd lieut.. Camp Cus- 
ter, Mich. 

'10 — Robert Hale, 2nd lieut. Liaison Service, 

Ex-'ii — Melville A. Gould, graduated from 
O. T. School, Ft. Oglethorpe. Recommended for 
commission in Field Artillery. 

'12 — Robert D. Cole, ist lieut., 82nd Div. Field 
Artillery, A.E.F., France. 

'12 — Edward L. Morss, ist lieut., 8th Machine 
Gun Battalion, France. 

'14 — Francis T. Garland, graduated from O. 
T. School at Ft. Oglethorpe. Recommended for 
commission in Field Artillery. 

'16 — Sydney M. Brown, 2nd lieut.. Royal Fly- 
ing Corps, France. 

Ex-' 1 6 — John C. Fitzgerald, graduated from 
O. T. School, Ft. Oglethorpe. Recommended for 
commission in Infantry. 

'17 — Frederick J. Corbett, 2nd lieut., Sig. 
R.C.A.S., Kelley Aviation Field, Texas. 

'17 — Robert N. Fillmore, graduated from O. 
T. School, Ft. Oglethorpe. Recommended for 
commission in Infantry. 

'17 — Forbes Rickard, Jr., 2nd lieut., 59th In- 
fantry, Camp Greene, N. C. Recently at Gre- 
nade School, Ft. Dill, Okla. 

'17 — William E. Walker, graduated from O. 
T. School, Ft. Oglethorpe. Recommended for 
commission in Field Artillery. 

Ex-'i8 — Reynold H. Brooks, graduated from 
O. T. School, Ft. Oglethorpe. Recommended for 
commission in Infantry. 


M-'i3 — Wyvern A. Coombs, Ft. Oglethorpe. 
Died, April 23, 1918, as the result of a fall from 
his horse. 




The prospects for the second baseball team are 
exceedingly bright this season. There is a large 
number of men out, who are showing good ma- 
terial for the future varsity. The team plays 
Hebron at Hebron on Saturday, May 4, and 
games are pending with Kent's Hill and with 
St. John's Parochial Club of Brunswick. Last 
Thursday in a practice game the second team 
defeated Brunswick High, 6 to 5. McWilliams 
'20 is managing the team. 


Acting on the sugg;';!''.!- g'ven in v'.ie Orien't, a 
communication was sent by Ryder '21 to the va- 
rious houses, urging the formation of an inter- 
fraternity baseball league. All the fraternities 
with the exception of Theta Delta Chi and Beta 
Theta Pi have signified their willingness to en- 
ter a league. A meeting of the managers will 
be held this week to arrange a schedule and oth- 
er matters pertaining to the formation of the 
league. What the meeting will develop is a mat- 
ter of conjecture, but the plan as now formu- 
lated IS to hold a "sunset series" of games, the 
various teams clashing on the Delta after din- 
ner at about 6.30. It is altogether probable that 
the two fraternities not yet heard from will soon 
signify their intention of joining the league. 

Several informal games have already been 
played on the campus, but as no box scores were 
kept there is in nearly every case a dispute con- 
cerning the winner, and, in one case, it i.s denied 
"by one side that the game was even played. 

Last evening on the Delta, Delta Upsilon pla,- 
ed Kappa Sigma. 



Feli.x A. Burton 'og has been called as a 
draftsman to The Hague. Mr. Burton has been 
located in Brunswick as representative and mem- 
ber of the firm of Allen and Collins. After re- 
ceiving his degree from Bowdoin, he attended 
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, of 
which his father, Alfred E. Burton, is dean. He 
took his degree as master of science from this 
institution in 191 1. As an architect in Portland, 
Mr. Burton directed the construction of several 
buildings at Reed College. A few years later he 
took his position in the firm of Allen and Col- 
lins. He left Saturday for Washington and will 
shortly sail for The Hague where he will act as 
draftsman for the military attache in that place. 
He will be rated as a civilian employed in the 
Quartermaster's Department. 


Theta Delta Chi held its annual spring house 
dance Friday evening. 

The committee in charge consisted of Stearns 
'18, chairman, Parker '18, McPartland '20, and 
Pendexter '21. 

Mrs. Wilmot B. Mitchell and Mrs.- William 
Porter of Brunswick were the patronesses. 

Kelley's Orchestra played for an order of 20 

Among the guests were the Misses Evelyn 
Frost, Margaret Hinds, Cornelia Jackson, Anna 
Lothrop, Helen Munroe, Eleanor Russell, Fran- 
ces Sturgis and Fidelia Woodbury of Portland; 
Maybelle Beach, Mary Elliott of Brunswick; 
Norrine Brown and Dorothy Ellnes ofAuburu; 
Charlotte Glenfield of Lisbon Falls ; Idamae 
Wotton of Rockland; Lois Wilkins of Hartland, 
A'eta Estle and Agnes Gardner of Springvale. 


' Arrangements are pending for another game 
with the Portland Naval Reserves on May 22 to 
fill the open date caused by the expected cancel- 
ling by the Rockland Reserves of their game 
with Bowdoin. ' The Portland boys desire a 
chance to get back at the White and remember- 
ing the fast game they put up two weeks ago an 
interesting- game should result. 


Arrangements for the Freshman Banquet are 
fast being completed. A hustling committee with 
Parent chairman, has been busy the past week 
drawing the plans. The banquet will be held at 
Riverton. The committee has set the date as 
May 18; it remains now to be approved by the 
class. By a close vote, the class decided that the 
banquet go "dry." 


The Student Friendship Fund, which Bowdoin 
under the auspices of the Y.M.C.A. generously 
subscribed to last fall, has been paid up to such 
an extent that a final report has been made. 
Bowdoin subscribed in all $3930.60. The treas- 
urer of the Fund states that there is still $350.16 
unpaid. Part of this was subscribed by the boys 
who have since entered the service. There are, 
however, some men still in college who have not 
made complete payments. That Bowdoin may re- 
port a clean slate in this matter at an early date, 
students who have not done so should pay Pro- 
fessor Nixon at their carlv convenience. 




Trials for the Ivy plays will be held this 
afternoon at 3.30. Specimen sheets may be ob- 
tained from Angus at the Psi U house. The 
cast of "Officers 666" includes: 

Travers Gladwin, a young N. Y. millionaire. 

Whitney Barnes, his intimate friend. 

Alfred Wilson, a clever picture thief. 

Police Officers Michael Phelan, No. 666, an 
Irish policeman (red headed man preferred). 

Kearney, a detective, plain clothes man. 

Bateato, Gladwin's Japanese servant. 
-■ Thomas Watkins, formerly Gladwin's Eng- 
lish butler. 

Helen Benton, voung American girl (leading 

Sadie Small, her cousin. 

Miss Burton, their aunt. And four policemen 
(i small speaking part). 

"high society" 

The cast of this one act curtain raiser, writ- 
ten by Asnault '20, includes : 

J. Perthley Jinks, a plumber. 

Mrs. J. P. Jenks, his wife, who has aspira- 
tions for attaining high society. 

Elaine, the maid. 

Miss Vantyne, who is iii high society. 

Mrs. Jones, friend of the Jenks family. 


Bowdoin opens her tennis season this Satur- 
day with a dual tournament with Bates at Bruns- 
wick. The New England Intercollegiate Tour- 
nament, called off last year on account of war 
conditions, will be held the middle of May at the 
Longwood Courts in Boston. The colleges which 
v.'ill compete are Bates, Bowdoin, Brown, Dart- 
mouth, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 
Trinity, Tufts, Wcsleyan and Williams. 

May 20 and 21 the Maine Intercollegiates are 
to be played at Waterville. Bates, Bowdoin and 
Colby are entered. The season closes May 25 
when the Bowdoin team plays a dual tournament 
with the Portland Country Club at the Country 
Club courts. 

Bowdoin's prospects this year seem very good. 
Capt. P. C. Young '18, is a veteran ofJast year 
and plays a fast, steady game. Chin, a new man, 
gives promise of great work this spring as do 
Stearns '18, and Mitchell '19. 

The schedule : 

May 4 — Dual tournament with Bates at 

May lo-ll — Interscholastic tournament for 
Maine preparatory schools at Bnmswick. 

May 10 — Dual tournament with Massachusetts 

Institute of Technology at Boston. 

May 13-15 — New England Intercollegiate 
tournament at Boston. 

May 20-21 — Maine intercollegiate tournament 
at Waterville. 

May 25 — Dual Tournament with the Portland 
Country Club at Portland. 

Governor Milliken notified the Political Club 
that he will speak to the students of the Col- 
lege in the near future. The exact date of his 
speech will be announced later. 



The Cumberland Theatre was packed to the 
doors Sunday evening at the last meeting of the 
Community 'Forum to hear Lieutenant)^ Com- 
mander Thomas Mott Osborne, now in charge of 
the Portsmouth Naval Prison, speak on his work 
in Prison Reform. Lieut. Comm. Osborne is un- 
doubtedly the best authority on this subject in 
the world. He was warden at Auburn and Sing 
Sing State Prisons and instituted the self-gov- 
ernment and honor systems among prisoners. He 
was also the chairman of the New York Prison 
Reform Commission. In order to get the point 
of view of the prisoners, he entered Auburn 
Prison for one week and lived and worked as 
one of them. Before taking charge at Ports- 
mouth, he repeated this experiment in the 
Portsmouth Naval Prison. 

Lieut. Comm. Osborne has the idea that prison 
reformers have been on the wrong track for a 
number of years because they tried everybody 
else's ideas on reform except those of the prison- 
er himself. He said that, before any of us can 
reform the man in prison, we must get the pri- 
soner's view of Society as well as Society's view 
of the prisoner. Most men in prisons deserve to 
be there but there are also many outside prison 
that ought to be in. He emphasized the fact that 
there was no such thing as a criminal class. 
Criminals are good, bad, and indifferent just as 
doctors and lawyers are in their professions. In 
fact, some of the professional crooks have a real 
code of ethics. The burglar has for his ethics 
that he should "never squeal on a pal'.' The 
speaker traced the development and growth of 
prisons and prison reform down to the present 
day. He noted that a popular misconception 
-eems to be that a large percent of the men in 
prison are feeble-minded. He has found that 
r^.ost prisoners are not only fully as clever as the 
p.verage man but many are cleverer and more in- 
genious than their keepers. He related several 



stories to prove his point. The great fallacy in 
prison work has seemed to be that the system of 
idiotic rules governing prisoners roused their 
contempt for Law and Society instead of edu- 
cating them to be law-abiding citizens when they 
came out. With this idea about the education of 
prisoners he set out to put into effect his plan of 
self-government and freedom in prisons. 

Some of his striking statements at the Sunday 
meeting are significant of the principles on 
which he bases his work. He quotes Gladstone 
as having stated one of his great, fundamental 
principles, "It is liberty alone that fits men for 

Upon taking charge at Portsmouth he told the 
boys, "Secretary Daniels has sent me here to 
change this from a scrap-heap to a repair-shop 
for you." 

In closing he spoke of the tremendous saving 
which the operation of his plan entailed. "We 
have cut down the number of wardens and saved 
expense ; we have returned men to the Navy and 
saved our fighting forces; and we have sent out 
men into the world ready to live as men, and the 
best thing in the world to save is Manhood." 

Lieut. Comm. Osborne gave a shorter talk at 
Chapel Vespers. He explained the coming of de- 
mocracy in government, saying that all other 
possible forms of society government: Imperial- 
ism, feudalism, paternalism, and aristocracy, 
were tried and found wanting before democracy 
was given its chance. He closed this talk with 
general observations concerning the prison as an 
institution and defended the growing present day 
attitude that the prison is a place to make men 
over and help them, not merely to punish them. 

mitb m JFacultp 

Professor Hormell attended the meeting of 
the New England History Teachers' Association 
at Cambridge, Mass., Friday and Saturday. 

Professor Mitchell spoke at the Grange at 
Livermore Falls on Saturday. His subject was 
"The Raising of a Crop of Boys." 

Professor Brown and Professor Mitchell were 
in the cast of the Brunswick Dramatic Club's 
production, "The Man Who Stayed at Home," 
played at the Cumberland last Tuesday. 

Dean Sills attended the meeting of the New 
England Certificate Board in Boston Friday and 
Saturday. He also was present at the conference 
called by President Meiklejohn of Amherst to 
consider the athletic situation in the colleges. 

Professor Catlin was selected by Governor 
Milliken as one of the representatives from the 
State of Maine to the Conference of the Ameri- 

can Academy of Political and ^ Social Science 
held in Philadelphia Friday and Saturday. 

Professor Cram has just been conducting a 
scientific investigation as to the cause of the 
death of a child whom it was thought was the 
victim of treachery through ground glass or poi- 
son in candy she had eaten. Professor Cram has 
just reported that he can find no signs of either 
ground glass or poison in the girl's stomach. 



General college elections. 

Baseball — Bowdoin vs. Fort Baldwin at 


Red Cross benefit, Town Hall, 8.00 p. m. 


Baseball — Bowdoin vs. Maine at Orono. 
Baseball — Second Team vs. Hebron at He- 

Tennis — Bowdoin vs. Bates at Brunswick. 


Tennis — Bowdoin vs. M.I.T. at Boston. 


Baseball — Bowdoin vs. Maine at Brunswick. 
L'^nion dance. 

Tennis — Maine Interscholastic Tournament at 


Tennis — N. E. Intercollegiate Tournament at 


Baseball — Bowdoin vs. Boothbay Harbor 
Naval Reserves at Brunswick. 


Baseball — Bowdoin vs. Colby at Waterville. 


Tennis — Maine Intercollegiate Tournament at 


Tennis — Bowdoin vs. Portland Country Club at 

i)n tt)e Campus 

Albion '18 was on the campus Friday. 

White flannels have begun to appear on the 

The Betas have announced a reception for 
May 10. 

The baseball team returned early Sunday 

A. L. Prosser 'i8 has left college and has gone 
to East Machias, where he is teaching. 

Report has it that some of the students watch- 
ing the Brunswick-Portland High game Satur- 



day were quite vociferous. 

Tennis is coming into its own and even as 
early as 5.30 in the morning fellows can be seen 
playing on some of the courts. If you doubt it, 
look out at 5.30 and see. 

A course in mathematics is now being offered 
to men who will probably be in the service ne.xt 
year, and who have taken no mathematics in 
college. The course is in charge of Mr. Warren. 

P. W. Garrett, one of Lieutenant Commander 
Thomas Mott Osborne's assistants at the Ports- 
mouth Naval Prison and lately of the Spring- 
- field Y.M.C.A., was on the campus, Sunday. 

Matthews '18 was on the campus Friday. 

The College is considering seriously the propo- 
sition of keeping the dormitories open during the 
summer recess to accommodate the college stu- 
dents of the country who maj' be engaged in 
shipbuilding at Bath. 

aiumni Jl3otes 

'92. — Professor Henry Crosby Emery who has 
been imprisoned in a prison camp at Dartzig, 
Germany, has been released and will shortly be 
permitted to leave Germany. The remaining 
American and British members of the party will 
also be released. 

'06. — The engagement is announced of Miss 
Henrietta W. Roberts, for several years a teach- 
er of English in the Portland High School, and 
Rev. Harold G. Booth, pastor of the West Con- 
gregational Church of Portland. He is a grad- 
uate of the Hartford Theological College and 
Miss Roberts is a Wellesley graduate. The wed- 
ding is to take place some time in July. 

'16.' — Announcement has been, made of the 
marriage of Miss Helen Woodbridge Ganse, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin W. Ganse of 
Newton, Mass., to Lieutenant Alden F. Head of 

'16. — Miss Esther Haley, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Leroy Haley of Biddeford was married on 
April 23 to Le Clare F. Parmenter of Portland. 
Mr. Parmenter has just completed a course in 
the aviation ground school at Cornell University 
and was home on a four days' furlough. The 
bride is a graduate of the Biddeford High 
School and the New England Conservatory of 
Music. She is at present a member of the faculty 
of Biddeford High School and will continue 
teaching. The speedy marriage of Miss Haley 
and Mr. Parmenter was made possible by a 
waiver of the five-day marriage law, granted by 
Judge Donahue of the probate court. 

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NO. 5 

The Bates players arrived by trolley at about 
nine o'clock Saturdaj^ morning. Doubles were 
played simultaneously on the D.U. and Theta 
Delt courts. On the D.U. court Chin and 
Stearns met Powers and Woodman. Bowdoin 
won this game, 6-3, 6-1, 6-3, by Steam's swift 
drives and Chin's speed in getting the ball over 
from almost impossible situations. Mitchell and 
Sawyer, who played on the Theta Delt court, 
outclassed Ireland and Kirschbaum by consistent 
playing and team work with the score, 6-2, 6-2, 
6-T,. After the doubles Mitchell and Ireland, 
Chin and Woodman, Sawyer and Kirschbaum 
were paired for singles. 

Mitchell and Chin lost their sets, 6-r, S-6 and 
10-8, 8-6 respectively, but Sawyer by skilfully 
putting the ball out of the, reach of his oppo- 
nent took his set. One more game remained to 
be played, that between Stearns and Powers, 
played at two o'clock on the D.U. court. The re- 
sult of the tournament depended upon this 
match ; if Stearns won, the victory would go to 
Bowdoin, if Powers won, the result would be a 
tie. Stearns worked hard, but his brilliant play- 
ing was not consistent enough to take the game. 
The tournament was one of the most closely 
contested in the history of the college. Powers 
seemed to excel for Bates, while Chin, although 
a little off form when he lost his set, was per- 
haps the best bet for Bowdoin. Sawyer played a 
steady, consistent game. Accompanying the 
Bates team were Captain Purinton, unable to 
play. Manager Drury and Assistant Manager 

It is worthy of note that both of the contest- 
ing captains were unable to play, yet in spite of 
this handicap, the sets were exceptionally fast. 
Stearns acted as captain of the Bowdoin team. 


After holding the lead throughout the game 
up to the last inning, Bowdoin was defeated by 
the University of Maine at Orono, 7-6, in the 
first game of the Maine State Championship Se- 
ries, Saturday. Bowdoin scored one ,run in 
each of the first five innings and another in the 

seventh, but the team weakened in the ninth 
with a series of errors. With two men on bases, 
Cornell bunted, and on a wild throw to third, the 
fatal runs came in. 

Both pitchers had a great brand of ball but 
received poor support from the field, especially 
in the pinches. Pendleton struck .out 15 men 
and allowed only two men to walk. He was tight 
in all the pinches up to the last inning. Small, 
the Maine freshman, fanned 13 Bowdoin men 
and allowed six to walk. He is also to be 
credited with two hits and two runs. 

The Bowdoin players to score were A. Hall 
and Caspar with two each, Cook and Finn. 
Wood, Waterman, and Barron counted one each 
for Maine, while Wentworth and Small each 
crossed the plate twice. 

The loss of the game can be laid entirely to 
bunched errors, and does not necessarily prove 
the superiority of the Maine team. Next Satur- 
day on Whittier Field Bowdoin has a chance to 
come back and prove conclusively that hers is 
the better team. 
The summary : 
M.\iNE ab r h po a e 

Wood, 3b, If 5 I I o I 

Cornell, ss 5 i i 2 3 

Wentworth, cf 4 2 2 o o I 

Waterman, ib, 2b 4 I I 5 « o 

Faulkner, 3b, 2b 4 o o I i 

Willard, If, 3b 4 o o 8 o o 

Carlson, rf 4 o o 

Barron, c 4 i 012 2 i 

S. E. Small, p 4 2 2 o 5 2 

Totals 38 7 7 27 9 9 

BOWDOIN ab r h po a e 

A. Hall, rf 6 2 i i o i 

Cook, 2b 6 I I I 2 I 

Finn, ss 5 i 2 o o i 

F. Hall, c 5 o o 12 2 o 

Grover, If 4 o o o i 

Caspar, lb 4 2 2 8 o i 

Racine, cf 4 o o o- 

R. Small, 3b ' 4 o o 2 2 i 

Pendleton, p 4 o o i 3 

Totals 42 6 6 24 7 9 



Maine o o i 2 o i i o 2 — 7 

Bowdoin i i i i i o i o — 6 

Two base hits, Cook, Finn, Cornell, S. Small. 
Three base hits, Wentworth, Waterman, S. 
Small, Caspar. Stolen bases. Hall, Finn 2, Cas- 
par, Cook, S. Small, Willard. First base on 
balls, off S. Small 6, off Pendleton 2. Struck out, 
by S. Small 13, by Pendleton 15. Passed balls, 
Barron, Hall. Umpire, Conway. Time, 2 :33. 

1909 — Bowdoin 6, Maine 5. 

Bowdoin 4, Maine 3. 
191 — Bowdoin 4, Maine i. 

Maine 5, Bowdoin 0. 
191 1 — Bowdoin 7, Maine 6. 

Bowdoin 4, Maine 2. 
1912 — Maine 5, Bowdoin 4. 

Maine 6, Bowdoin 5. 
1913 — Bowdoin 4, Maine 3. 

Maine 9, Bowdoin i. 
1914 — Maine 3, Bowdoin i. 

Bowdoin 4, Maine 3. 
1915 — Maine 10, Bowdoin 3. 

Maine 9, Bowdoin 3. 
1916 — Maine 12, Bowdoin 2. 

Bowdoin 3, Maine i. 
1917 — Maine 3, ]3owdoin I. 

Bowdoin 8, Maine 7. 


Saturday the second team was easily beaten by 
Hebron, 14-2. Neither side scored in the first 
two innings, but in the third the Academy bat- 
ters found Mason and drove across eight runs 
before they were finally retired. The college 
nine got its only runs in the fifth. 

Legendre pitched an excellent game for He- 
bron, fanning 14 men. Harvey and Clark did 
g'ood work with the stick, each smashing out a 
three bagger. The Hebron nine kept their oppo- 
nents well in hand for the whole game. 

Coombs caught a good game for Bowdoin. The 
difficulty seemed to be a lack of team work. 

The summary : 
HEBRON ab r h po a e 

Hurd, 3b 6 I I I I 

Harvey, c 5 3 5 13 i o 

Sawyer, ss o o i I o 

Legendre, p 5 3 2 o 3 o 

Parent, 2b 5 i i o o o 

Lunge, lb 5 2 2 8 o o 

Gray, ib o o o i o o 

Drake, If 5 i i o o 

Clark, cf 5 2 3 i o i 

Barlow, rf 3 i 2 o 

Lynch, rf i o o o o 

Farrell, rf i o o o o 

Oakes, ss i i o o o 

Totals 45 14 iS 27 7 3 

BOWDOIN SECOND ab r h po a c 

McCarthy, If 4 o I 

Mason, p 4 2 7 o 

Murch, ss 4 o i 2 i 2 

ZJeitler, ib 4 o o 9 ^o o 

Sylvester, cf 3 I o i i o 

Dostie, rf 3 i i o o o 

Coombs, c 3 o o 8 i i 

Adams, 2b 3 o o i 2 2 

Woodworth, 3b 3 o o o i 2 

Totals 31 2 223*12 8 

Hebron 0081202 i — 14 

Bowdoin 2nd o o o 2 o o — 2 

*Drake out third inning, interference. 

Two base hits, Clark. Three base hits, Harvey, 
Clark. Sacrifice flies, Oakes. Stolen bases, Bar- 
low, Harvey, Mason. Double plays, Mason to 
Zeitler. Left on bases, Hebron 8, Bowdoin 2. 
Struck out, by Legendre 14, by Mason 5. Passed 
ball, Harvey. Time, i :4s. Umpire, Moody. 


Representatives from the different houses met 
at the Delta U house Friday evening to make ar- 
rangements for an interfraternity baseball 
league. It is hoped that all the fraternities on 
the campus will enter, and this seems probable, 
although the Zetes may be forced to drop out 
through lack of men. The plans call for eight 
games a week, two each night of play, one on the 
Delta, the other on Whittier Field. A cup may 
be awarded the winning team. 

The schedule follows : 

Monday, May 6 — Dekes vs. A.D.'s, Delta; Phi 
Thetes vs. Sigs, Whittier Field. 

Tuesday, May 7 — D.U.'s vs. Betas, Delta ; Psi 
Vs vs. Kappa Sigs, Whittier Field. 

Thursday, May 9 — Theta Delts vs. Non-Frats, 
Delta; Dekes vs. Phi Thetes, Whittier Field. 

Friday, May 10 — A.D.'s vs. Sigs, Delta; D.LT.'s 
vs. Psi U.'s, Whittier Field. 

Monday, May 13 — Kappa Sigs vs. Theta Delts. 
Delta; Non-Frats vs. Betas, Whittier Field. 

Tuesday, May 14 — Dekes vs. Sigs, Delta: Phi 
Thetes vs. Betas, Whittier Field. 

Thursday, May 16 — D.LT.'s vs. Kappa Sigs, 
Delta; Psi LT.'s vs. Non-Frats, Whittier Field. 

Friday, May 17— A.D.'s, vs. Theta Delts 
Delta; Dekes vs. Betas, Whittier Field. 

Monday, May 20 — Phi Thetes vs. Kappa Sigs, 



Delta; D.U.'s vs. Non-Frats, Whittier Field. 

Tuesday, May 21 — A.D.'s vs. Psi U.'s, Delta; 
Sigs vs. Theta Delts, Whittier Field. 

Thursday, May 23 — Dekes vs. Non-Frats, 
Delta; A.D.'s vs. Betas, Whittier Field. 

Friday, May 24 — Sigs vs. Kappa Sigs, Delta ; 
Phi Thetes vs'. Psi U.'s, Whittier Field. 

Monday, May 27— D.U.'s vs. Theta Delts, 
Delta; Phi Thetes vs. A.D.'s, Whittier Field. 

Tuesday, May 28 — Sigs vs. Psi U.'s, Delta; 
Kappa Sigs vs. Non-Frats, Whittier Field. 
,: Thursday, May 30 — Dekes vs. D.U.'s Delta; 
'F."etas vs. Theta Delts, Whittier Field. 

Friday, May 31 — Psi U.'s vs. Dekes, Delta; 
A.D.'s vs. D.U.'s, Whittier Field. 

Monday, June 3 — Phi Thetes vs. Theta Delts, 
DeltA ; Sigs vs. Non-Frats, Whittier Field. 

Tuesday, June 4 — Betas vs. Kappa Sigs, Delta ; 
Theta Dehs vs. Psi U.'s, Whittier Field. 

Thursday, June 6 — A.D.'s vs. Non-Frats, 
Delta; Phi Thetes vs. D.U.'s, Whittier Field. 

Friday, June 7 — Dekes vs. Kappa Sigs, Delta ; 
Sigs vs. Betas, Whittier Field. 

Monday, June 10 — Dekes vs. Theta Delts, 
Delta; A.D.'s vs. Kappa Sigs, Whittier Field. 

Tuesday, June 11 — Phi Thetes vs. Non-Frats, 
Delta ; Sigs vs. D.U.'s, Whittier Field. 

Thursday, June 13 — Betas vs. Psi U.'s, Delta. 

Lena Johnson Sprince '20 

Mrs. Archibald M. Van Tyne Cole '21 

Elaine Edwards ' 19 

The Ivy play will be presented on the evening 
of May 30, the evening before Ivy Day, at the 
Cumberland Theatre. The rehearsals for "Of- 
ficer 666" have already begun. Rehearsals for 
"High Society," the one act curtain-raiser, writ- 
ten by Asnault '20, will begin shortly. 

The casts, which are probably final, follow : 
"officer 666" 

Travers Gladwin Asnault '20 

Whitney Barnes Scrimgeour '20 

Alfred Wilson Corcoran '19 

Bateato Toyokawa '21 

Kearney McDonald '19 

Captain Stone Crockett '20 

Thomas Watkins Pendexter '21 

Helen Burton Angus '19 

Sadie Small Edwards '19 

Mrs. Burton Burns '20 

Michael Phelan, Officer 666 Doe '20 

Ryan Nixon '21 

Other policemen: Bartlett '20, O'Connell '21, 
Ormerod '21 

"high society" 

Mrs. J. Perthley Jenks Kirk '20 

Mr. J. Perthley Jenks Ridlon '21 


The general College elections were held May 
I, an earlier date than usual, on account of the 
expected departure shortly of man}' students 
for various branches of service. The results of 
the voting: 

Student Council: 1919, Higgins, President; 
Grower, Vice President; Cole, Secretary: 
Caspar, Finn, Mahoney, McCarthy, Perkins, A. 
C. Savage, Small ; 1920, Cleaves, Dostie. 

Athletic Council: 1919, Grover, Mahoney; 
1920, Cleaves, Dostie; 1921, A. T. Thomson. 

Union Board: 1919, Cole, Higgins; 1920, 
.Whitney, Zeitler; 1921, Goodwin. 

The Bowdoin unit of the R.O.T.C. participated 
in the parade last Monday, in honor of the 
drafted men from Brunswick leaving that day. 
A number of other local organizations marched 
also ; the Bowdoin position was in about the 
center of the column, and was headed by the 
College band. 

The parade passed through the principal 
streets of the town and finally halted at the 
band stand on Maine Street, where the drafted 
men and the speakers, with a large number of 
townspeople, were assembled. 

Mr. Russell W. Eaton presided and made the 
first speech, an earnest plea for the purchase of 
Thrift Stamps and Liberty Bonds. Everybody 
present took part in the singing of 'America;" 
then the "Marsellaise" in French by a French 
choir. Rev. G. E. Bergeron delivered an inspir- 
ing patriotic address in French. Hon. Halbert 
P. Gardner stirred the assembly by his elo- 
quence in the interests of the Third Maine. Fol- 
lowing Mr. Gardner's address, a dozen recruits 
climbed into the stand and signed application 



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War Time Degrees 

The departure of the Bowdoin contingent to 
the Fouth Officers' Training Camp this week, 
calls attention once more to the fact that a ma- 
jority of these men will never be able to return 
to Bowdoin to complete their college course and 
receive their degree. This is true at this time just 
as it was true last spring and last winter when 
other groups of Bowdoin's undergraduates left 
their Alma Mater to enter the service of the 
Allies. Last June degrees were given to Seniors 
entering the service, even though they did not 

complete their courses, but this year all is 
changed. Many of this year's graduating class 
have been in the service for over a year, and 
cannot receive their diploma unless they have 
passed final exams in sufficient courses to fulfill 
the old requirements, which all would have done 
except for the war. Yet no exams were asked 
for last year. Is it fair to the undergraduates 
who give their all for the sake of Country and 
home, to deprive them of a college degree simply 
because they entered government service? 

Dartmouth College, through its board of trus- 
tees, has voted to give degrees in Tune to the 
two hundred or more members of the senior 
class who have answered the call to the colors. 
By so-doing, the college places its stamp of ap- 
proval upon its students' acceptance of their 
duty. But Bowdoin seems to hold the situation 
in another light. No student shall receive his de- 
gree if he enters government service, unless he 
has completed his entire college course to within 
one-half semester's work. The men who will not 
receive their degree next June would gladly have 
stayed in college this year to complete their 
courses but their Government called to them and 
they would not refuse to accept their burden of 
fighting for freedom. 

Why Give Finals ? 

During these days of world strife arguments 
are being continually brought forward for the 
conservation of time and materials of all kinds, 
but there seems to be tendency right here at 
Bowdoin to disregard this policy of helping the 
Allies to win the war. Other colleges are closing 
from two weeks to a month earlier this year than 
is customary, thereby giving their students an 
opportunity to begin their summer's work sooner 
and aiding the government by providing addi- 
tional farmers, ship-builders, munition-workers 
and the like. 

How can the other institutions of learning do 
this, may be asked by some. They do it by 
omitting the final semester examinations which 
occupy at best two weeks which might otherwise 
be utilized in more useful ways for the benefit 
of the Country. Bates College abandoned the 
plan of holding semester examinations last Feb- 
ruary, and other colleges and universities have 
ceased to demand finals from all students. In- 
stead only those students whose scholastic stand- 
ing might be bettered by taking such exams, are 
required to pass final examinations. Why should 
Bowdoin remain behind the times and continue 
to give finals when the time might be better em- 
ployed ? 



Editor of the Orient, 
Dear sir: 

A short required Freshman course of scarcely 
less importance, than those in Hygiene and Pub- 
lic Speaking would seem to he one in Classic 
Mythology-, a course which we do not now have 
at Bowdoin. The value of such a course can 
hardly be overestimated. For those men taking 
Latin or Greek I believe it to be a real necessity. 
It might be argued that the men, under a skilful 
teacher, get knowledge enough of mythology 
from the references in their Latin or Greek 
poets. Certainly the professors in the Classics 
at Bowdoin overlook no references when teach- 
ing, and part of the pleasure to the student in 
their courses lies in these by-paths of culture. 
But do the students gain a sufficiency from their 
chance gleanings? The best I could do in a re- 
cent examination was to say that Penelope was 
"a character in Greek Mythology." Worse than 
this was the casual questions propounded by Pro- 
fessor Elliott, when his class was studying Poe's 
"Raven." "And who was Pallas ?" Dead silence. 
Finally some one ventured : "Goddess of Love." 
"The last thing she thought of," replied the pro- 
fessor, but tke wit of his response did not ob- 
scure the distressing ignorance which he had 
unexpectedly discovered in his words. 

The point is, then, that a knowledge, of Myth- 
ology is as essential to the student of English 
as to the student of the Classics. English litera- 
ture is crammed full of classical allusions. And 
something more is demanded for an understand- 
ing of them than a consultation of the classical 
dictionary from time to time. Take Prometheus. 
Most Latin students know that he stole fire from 
Heaven. How many could add why he did it? 
Would not still fewer men know his relationship 
to the other gods and, to creation? Yet how 
understand Byron and Longfellow otherwise? 

The thoughts' herein contained will bear, I 
hope, no hint of presumptuous suggestion to the 
college faculty as to what to do. Rather do they 
aim merely to offer an undergraduate's, estimate 
of the amount of mythology really acquired by 
him under the current system of "references." 
The present undergraduate may, of course, be 
dull. He freely admits that there are contem- 
poraries in his Latin class who would know all 
about Prometheus. But in so far as lie repre- 
sents the average man, his report may be of in- 

Robert Morse '21. 

r, o. t. c. firing squad 

alSsists at flag raising 

Late Saturday afternoon a call for volunteers 
to fire a volley at the flag raising on the Mall was 
issued. At half past six about forty men reported 
at the Gymnasium. Lender command of First 
Lieutenant Sullivan, the detachment marched 
down Maine Street and was drawn up in front 
of the Band Stand. Around the flag pole were 
grouped the ladies who had acti>,-ely aided in 
the Third Liberty Loan Campaign in Brunswick. 
The detachment stood at present arms while the 
l>and played "America;" Hon. Edward W. 
Wheeler, ex-'gS, then addressed the large assem- 
bly. He told of the large part the women of the 
town, the Boy Scouts, and, indeed, all had taken 
in the Liberty Loan Campaign. He announced 
that Brunswick had oversubscribed its quota by 
$50,000. As a symbol of Brunswick's patriotism, 
an honor flag was raised to a place below the 
American flag while the detachment fired a two 
round volley. The detachment returned to the 
gymnasium, where, upon finding the door locked, 
the members were ordered to clean their rifles 
in their rooms. 


At a meeting of the Orient Board Thursday 
evening, L. W. Doherty '19 was elected editor- 
in-chief, to succeed C. E. Stevens '19 who is to 
attend the Fourth Officers' Training Camp. 


The Athletic Council held a meeting Thursday 
afternoon. The tennis schedule, as drawn up by 
Manager McGorrill '19, was approved. A com- 
mittee was instructed to look after possible 
coaches for football and track next season. 

Although the track squad is seriously handi- 
capped by the loss of Jack Magee, several men 
are working hard every day in preparation for 
the New England Intercollegiate Meet, which 
will be held on Tech Field, Boston, May 18. This 
will probably be the only meet in which Bowdoin 
will compete this Spring, and the men are anx- 
ious to make a good showing. The men are 
coaching themselves in their respective events 
and are making good progress. The following 
men will probably make up the squad to com- 
pete in Boston; Stewart 18 and Ellms '20 in the 
weight events ; Goodwin '21 in the distance runs ; 
Simonton '18 in the dashes, and Wyman '18 in 
the quarter and half. 



The Board of Managers met Thursday after- 
noon. Because of the splendid way in which the 
fellows have paid up their Blanket Taxes, ^300 
more is available. Of this amount $100 was ap- 
propriated to baseball, $100 to track, $So to the 
Publishing Company and $20 to tennis. 

taken advantage of it. The opportunity is open to 
Naval Reservists, and those who enroll now will 
place themselves in position for earh- promotion. 


The Freshman contest to pick candidates from 
the class to participate in the Alexander trials 
was held last evening, too late to print the re- 
sult in this Orient. All Freshmen were eligi- 
ble to participate, and from the speakers ten 
were chosen by vote of the class to speak in 
competition in the final trials with the Juniors 
and Sophomores already appointed. 

The final trials for all three classes, sched- 
uled for today, have been postponed. They 
will probably take place Wednesday or Thurs- 
day. A notice will be posted on the chapel bul- 
letin board. 

The annual Northfield Student Conference, 
under the auspices of the Young Men's Christian 
Association, will be held this year June 13-21. 
Each college is entitled to send two or three del- 
egates for every 100 undergraduates in college 
at the present time. Bowdoin men who would 
be interested in attending the Northfield Con- 
ference should confer with . the General Secre- 
tary of the Y. M. C. A., Cole 19, or with the 
President, Higgins 'ig. 


The Navy Department has created a signal 
branch in the NaA-y, which will prove attractive 
to many young men who show an aptitude for 

Quartermasters and seamen who become fa- 
miliar with the Dot and Dash Code, Semaphoring 
and have a good knowledge of the Blue Jacket's 
Manual, will be assigned to signaling duties. 
They will be in prarticall,v the same status as 
Eadio-Electricians : that is, they will not be re- 
quired to do any other duties than signaling. The 
object of this signal branch is obvious : When 
ships are in close quarters and do not wish to 
'disclose their presence or location to the enemy, 
the radio apparatus will not be used. The signal 
"branch will be called upon to send and receive all 
communications. Signal duties also carry with 
them additional pay. 

It is believed that this branch will appeal to 
many young men, and quite a few have already 


Benjamin P. Bradford '17, now of the aviation 
service in France, writes as follows : 

"I am now near one of the large French cities. 
The French department stores are much like 
those in America, except that they close at eight 
o'clock at night, and heavy iron shutters are let 
down over all the windows of the first floor. The 
clerks are dressed uniformly in black, and are a 
bright lot — female of course. Their displays are 
simply wonderful, for you know the French are 
noted for their taste and ability to handle bright 
colors. All the counters are of glass so that 
nothing is concealed, and the walls are almost 
completely faced with mirrors." 

To his former teacher and the pupils of the 
Wilward School, who sent him greeting's on 
Washington's birthday, Bradford writes : 

"I received your letter and am greatly pleased 
to think I am remembered by the school children. 
The things the children have done for the sol- 
diers are greatly appreciated. A Red Cross sta- 
tion is located in every camp and affords fine 
recreation and rest after duty hours, besides be- 
ing a source of supply for the little comforts 
which are not included in the regular army 

"I have had opportunities when the weather 
was not favorable for flying to visit some of the 
French grammar schools, and you may be sure 
the pupils are as bright and eager and mischiev- 
ous as any in America. 

"The instruction is given in great part orally, 
and this is a decided advantage when books are 

"The children are all glad to see the Ameri- 
cans, and school is dismissed when they leave, so 
that the children may w.alk with them and hold 
them by the hand. 

"The French people are very kind and easy to 
become acquainted with and very patient in mat- 
ters like bad French. 

'Sincerely yours, 

"Cadet B. P. Br.\dford." 

There is urgent need, in the United States 
Naval Reserve, for men of the following rat- 
ings, with or without sea e.xperience : Machinist, 
engineman, coppersmith, shipfitter, electrician, 
blacksmith, boilermaker, patternmaker, molder, 
water tender, special mechanic, fireman, hospital 



apprentice, ship's cook, seaman. 

Besides the paramount duty of service to your 
country there are many inducements to enroll 
in the United States Naval Reserve, such as reg- 
ular pay, retainer pay, allowance for dependents 
up to $50.00 per month according- to their rela- 
tionship and number, retirement bonus, free al- 
lowance of clothing on entering, free medical 
attention, insurance at low cost, opportunity for 
commission, chance to learn a trade, rapid pro- 
m&iion, travel, athletics, etc. 
,; The age^ limit is 18 to 58, and you must be an 
American citizen. If of the draft age, it will be 
necessary to furnish a statement from your local 
selection board to the effect that you are not 
needed to fill any current quota. If under 21. 
you" must bring your birth certificate and a writ- 
ten statement of consent from your parents. 

Upon enrollment, men are sent home to await 
orders to active duty. No definite date can be 
given when men will be called, but men enrolled 
will be permitted to hold their present positions 
until they receive orders to active duty. 

For further information call or write to Sec- 
tion Headquarters, Navv Yard, Portsmouth. N. 

In the first round of the spring Tennis tourna- 
ment : Kurtz '21 defeated Merrill '20, 6 — 3, 5 — 
7, 6 — 0; A. L. Davis '20 defeated Hart '21, 6—2, 
o — 6, 6 — 3; Benton '20 defeated King '21, 6 — i, 
7 — 5; Sawyer '19 defeated Larrabee '21, 9 — 7, 
12 — 10; Mitchell '19 defeated Leavitt '19, 6 — i, 
6 — I ; J. G. Young '21 defeated Bums '20, by de- 

Several matches have not yet been reported. 
The first round should have been finished last 

By John Luther 
If any of the peace proposals which have come 
from the Teutonic allies had come from nations 
alive to their international obligations, jealous 
of their national integrity, scrupulous as to their 
general honor, the world might be cheered by the 
hope that, presently, when the scales had 
fallen from deluded but honest eyes, we might 
reach a basis which would offer the poor com- 
fort of a gradual reapproachement. But the Teu- 
tonic allies are not such nations — not any of 
them. They are, together, notorious for the lack 
of the things mentioned above. So, behind each 
offer camouflaged as Peace, hides the grinning 
skeleton of other wars; of national and personal 

deceit ; of the advance repudiation of the very 
obligations they propose to take; of the absolute 
indifference to Right ; of the utter lack of aggre- 
gate and individual honor. All these are gladly 
lost, sunk, destro3'ed, in the mad stress to 
achieve unholy means to unholy ends. It is 
hopeless to treat for peace with sovereigns so 
entirely turned from right to wrong thought. 
But one thing these peace offers with baleful, 
hidden purposes will do : they will fix forever 
our determination to conquer this Intolerable 
Thing and to turn the minds of the rulers and 
peoples who have conceived and are fostering it, 
toward the Right, or else to put them aside from 
the path of honest nations and men, to live se- 
questered in their ignominy. One of these two 
things is to be the judgment of the world against 
the Teutonic allies. 


By Roland G. Usher 
For the present there is scarcely anything so 
important to the Allied Cause as a little healthy 
pessimism, a readiness to believe that the best 
is not inevitably true, and that the worst is a 
possibility, that the Allies are not necessarily in- 
vincible nor the Germans yet willing to admit 
that they are beaten. The truly important things 
is not the opinion of the people about the prog- 
ress of the war, but the importance which they 
attach to its objectives, their determination to 
win them. The gravity of the present crisis will 
in no way shake the determination of the Amer- 
ican people. It will steel their hearts, rouse 
theii- courage, deepen their conviction in the ne- 
cessity of victory. Only one thing can cause an 
Allied defeat — a failure of conviction on the 
part of the British, French and American people 
of the greatness of democracy, of the splendor 
of the moral crusade upon which they have en- 
listed, of the necessity of victory to make the 
world safe for posterity. 

That liberty, the sacred inheritance of the 
American people, may be perpetuated; that the 
sacrifices of the Patriots of '76 have not been in 
vain; that we may continue the conduct of the 
affairs of our nation in accordance with our own 
beliefs and desires; that our citizens may travel 
the highways of the world and sail the seas un- 
molested, and that we shall not submit to the dom- 
ination of an ambition-maddened autocracy, 
the United States has entered the great conflict 
which is shaking the very foundations of the 
world. Having taken this step, there can be no 
turning back until we have fought the war to 



a finish, to victory, and to a peace-settlement 
which will insure American posterity against the 
repetition of such a war. I believe a realization 
of our dream of universal peace will come with 
the extermination of the virus which has brought 
practically the whole world into war — Prussian 
Militarism. So there can be but one issue be- 
fore the American people — the vigorous and suc- 
cessful prosecution of the war. To that end 
everything- else must be subordinated, and every 
effort of our boys at the front must be sus- 
tained by a self-sacrificing and patriotic people 
at home. 

John W. Weeks. 

mitti tt)c Jfacultp 

Dean Sills is away this week making his trip 
to the Annapolis Naval Academy to which he 
was recently reappointed one of the Board of 
Visitors. While in that part of the Country, he 
will attend a Conference of the Deans of the 
New England Colleges, held at Princeton Uni- 

Professor Catlin will attend a Child Welfare 
Conference at Augusta tomorrow. 

Mr. Wilder is to represent Bowdoin at a Con- 
ference of New England College Librarians at 
Amherst, Mass., Friday, May lo. 

Professor Hormell has just filed his nomina- 
tion papers for the Legislature. 

Professor Mitchell was the four-minute speak- 
er at the Cumberland, Thursday night. 

The Portland Express is generous in its write- 
ups of Bowdoin athletes. 

Paper bags and water are seasonably popular 
in the "ends" about now. 

Week end trips to Portland are more frequent 
with the advancing spring. 

MacCormick 'i8 was on the campus last week. 

Tickets are now on sale for the Union dance 
of May II. 

The Brunswick High-Edward Little High 
game attracted a large number of students to 
the Delta Thursday. 

Jack Magee paid a brief visit to his home 
Thursday. It is understood that the stork has 
also paid a visit to his home recently. 

The faculty and student body were well repre- 
sented at the May Party, Thursday evening, for 
the benefit of the Red Cross. 

Dr. F. G. Peabody of Harvard University will 
be the last College Preacher. Dr. Peabody speaks 
May 26. 

The work of grading around Hyde Hall is 
progressing well. 

Many students are planning to leave early to 
enter war work. 

2Dn tfte Campus 

Bagley '18 left Friday for his home, where he 
will spend a few days before going to the Fourth 
Officers' Training Camp. 

Friday night the Phi Thetes beat the non- 
fraternity men in a rather one-sided baseball 
game on the Delta. The score, was 11 to 2. The 
batteries were: Sylvester '19 and Berry '19 for 
the Phi Thetes and L. Smith '19 and Albert '19 
for the non-fraternity men. 

Tillson '19, of the Fort Preble band, was on 
the campus after the drafted men's parade last 

Tickets for the Freshman Banquet are now 
on sale by the committee member from each fra- 
ternity. Non-fraternity men should apply to 
Parent, 21 North Maine. The price is $2.50, the 
same as last year. 

The showers Wednesday prevented the Fort 
Baldwin nine from attempting to go "over the 



Tennis — Bowdoin vs. M.I.T. at Boston. 


Baseball — Bowdoin vs. Maine at Brunswick. 
L'nion dance. 

Tennis — Maine Interscholastic Tournament at 


Tennis — N. E. Intercollegiate Tournament at 


Baseball — Bowdoin vs. Boothbay Harbor 
Naval Reserves at Brunswick. 


Baseball — Bowdoin vs. Colby at Waterville. 
Track— N. E. Intercollegiate Meet at Boston. 


Tennis — Maine Intercollegiate Tournament at 


Tennis — Bowdoin vs. Portland Country Club 
at Portland. 

Track — Annual Interscholastic Outdoor Meet 
at Brunswick. 

alumni Jl3otES 

N-'47 — William R. Pattangall acted as coun- 
sel for the plaintiff in the case of Farnham vs. 



Clifford 'fo in the Supreme Court at Portland. 

'8i — Daniel J. McGillicuddy acted as counsel 
for the defendant in the case of Farnham vs. 
Clifford 'lo, in the Supreme Court at Portland. 

'91. — Warren L. Foss recently died in San 
Jose, California. 

M-'97. — Governor Milliken recentlv nominated 
Dr. C. W. Bell of Strong to be Medical Exam- 
iner for Franklin Covtnty. 

M-'i3. — Lieutenant Wyvern A. Coombs, a 
member of a hospital unit at Camp Greenleaf, 
, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., died April 23, from in- 
-juries received when he was thrown from a 
horse. Lieutenant Coombs was for a time junior 
interne in the Boston Floating Hospital, and 
later he practiced in Westbrook. 

'16. — "The Poet's \'ievv," a poem by Don. S. 
White, was recently published in "Beaumont 
Bull," a publication of the American Flying- 
Cadets "Nowhere in France." 

'18. — Lieutenant Edwin C. Call of the 103d 
U. S. Infantry arrived in New York on April 20 
from France where he has been since last fall, 
and where, several weeks ago, he was slightly 
wounded in action. He has been ordered to Camp 
Gordon, Atlanta, Georgia, where he will serve 
as an instructor during the summer. 

Kusheweaha, Eskimo Dog Which Traveled 10,000 

Miles With Donald B. MacMillan in the Arctic 

Regions. Carl J. Longren, Bowdoin '19 has 

Kusheweaha on Leash 

Kokochta, Also One of the MacMillan Dogs, in Care 
of Willard M. Cook, Bowdoin '20 

Bowdoin Men Keep Warm 

Trade With 

American Clothing Co. 

Bath, Maine 





400 Washington Street, Boston, Mass. 



You are earnestly requested to settle to the 
amount of the bill last rendered you, if 

Cote's Studio 

188 Maine Street - Brunswick 


Films Developed and Printed same day we get 
them. Special prices to Bowdoin students 

Announcement ! 

Latest Popular Sheet Music 
IOC per copy, now on sale 

F. W. Woolworth Co. 

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 University. 

Applications for admission are preferably made 
not later than June. Next session 
opens September 30, 19 18. 

For information and catalogue, address 

Cornell University Medical College, 

Box 420, First Ave. & 28th St.. N. Y. City 


Rubbers, Rubber Boots, Etc. 



J. A. Slocum, '13 

Harvard Dental School 

A Department of Harvard University 

Graduates of Secondary Schools admitted without ex- 
amination provided they have taKen required subjects 

Modern buildiDgs and equipment. 4 years course begins 

September, 1917. Degree of D.M.D. Catalog. 

Eugene H. Smith, D.M.D., Dean, Boston. Mass. 



gives the student such training in the principles 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. Course for LL.B. requires 3 school years. 
Those who have received this degree from this or 
any other approved school of law may receive LL. M. 
on the completion of one year's resident attendance 
under the direction of Dr. Mel/ille M. Bigelow. 
Special scholarships ($50 per year) are awarded to 
college graduates. For catalog, address HOMER 
ALBERS, Dean, 11 Ashburton Place, Boston. 




NO. 6 


In the closest game of the season so far Bow- 
doin came back at Maine, on Whittier Field, 
Saturday. The game ran into extra innings un- 
til the last of the twelfth, Bowdoin hung- up the 
winning run. 

The game started at three o'clock and was 
closely played until the fourth inning when 
Maine scored twice. There was no more scoring 
until the last of eighth when Racine started the 
things for Bowdoin. Before the inning closed, 
he, Small, and Pendleton all crossed the plate. It 
looked like Bowdoin's game then, but in the 
ninth Maine scored again. The tenth inning was 
scoreless. In the eleventh Wentworth got three 
bases on a long drive to center field. He scored 
on a triple by Waterman to the left field fence. 
Waterman also scored before his side went out. 
Things looked blue for Bowdoin as she came to 
bat with a two run handicap. Leydon struck out 
but Freddie Hall drew a walk. On Racine's two- 
bagger Hall scored. Racine advanced a base on 
Small's hit and scored on an error by the third 
baseman. Once more the score was tied. 

In the twelfth Maine went out scoreless. Then 
she put in Small, her star freshman pitcher, who 
had twirled so well the week before. He struck 
out the first Bowdoin batter but gave Cook a 
base on balls. Cook went to second on Finn's 
sacrifice, to third on Caspar's drive to the sec- 
ond baseman, and scored on Hall's hit. 

Both teams played good baseball but made 
costly errors. DeRocher pitched well for Maine, 
allowing only four hits. When Small went in in 
the twelfth, he allowed one hit in the two-thirds 
of an inning he played. Captain Pendleton, 
playing his last game for Bowdoin, put up a 
great game. Not only did he pitch a steady, 
consistent game, but he also helped out with a 
run when it was much needed. 

Finn was undoubtedly the individual star, 
scooping up hot liners with unerring accuracy, 
covering a wide field with lots of pep. His work 
with the stick was not spectacular in this game, 
owing to the fact that Maine avoided giving him 
a good opportunity. He walked twice and in the 
eighth his bunt followed by a wild throw to first 
brought in two Bowdoin runs. His sacrifice in 

the twelfth helped to bring in the winning run. 

As the Orient stated a week ago, the game at 
Maine did not necessarily prove the superiority 
of the Maine team. This time Bowdoin lived up 
to predictions. Two agreeable features of flie 
game were the presence of the band and a gen- 
erous support from the student body in the 
stands, The summary : 


ab. r. bh. po. a. e. 

A. Hall, rf 5 o o i o 

Cook, 2b 4 I o 4 5 I 

Finn, ss 3 o o 3 12 i 

Caspar, ib 6 o i 17 o o 

Leydon, If 6 o o i o o 

F. Hall, c 4 I 2 5 4 I 

Racine, cf 5 2 i 2 2 o 

Small, 3b 3 I I 3 o 3 

Pendleton, p 4 i o 2 

Totals 40 6 5 36 25 6 


ab. r. bh. po. a. e. 

Wood, rf 6 o o i o o 

Cornell, ss 5 o 4 2 I 

Wentworth, cf 4 i 2 2 o o 

Faulkner, 2b.-3b 4 2 i 2 2 3 

Waterman, 2b 4 2 i 2 i 3 

Cote, 3b I o o o o 

Willard, ib 4 o o 11 o o 

Carlson, rf 5 o 2 i o 

Barron, c 5 o o 12 2 o 

DeRocher, p 5 o o 5 o 

S. Small, p. in 12th o o i o 

Totals 43 5 6 *35 13 7 

*Two out when winning run made. Willard 
out on infield fly. Pendleton out on infield fly. 

Innings : 

Maine 00020000 I 02 — 5 

Bowdoin 00000003002 i — 6 

Two base hits, Caspar, Racine. Three base 
hits, Wentworth, Waterman. Hits off DeRoch- 
er, 4 in II innings, off Small, i in i inning. Sac- 
rifice hits, Finn, Pendleton. Stolen bases, Finn 
3. Caspar, Faulkner. Double plays. Cook to Finn 
to Caspar, F. Hall to Caspar. Base on balls, 



off Pendleton 2, DeRocher 8. Hit by pitcher, by 
Pendleton, Wentworth, Willard. Struck out, by 
Pendleton 5, by DeRocher 10, by Small i. Time 
2.37. Umpire, Conway. 


Won Lost P. C. 

Colby I o 1000 

Maine i i .500 

Bowdoin i i .500 

Bates I .000 


1907 — Bowdoin 5, Colby i. 

Colby 7, Bowdoin 3. 
1908 — Bowdoin 5, Colby 3. 

Colby 3, Bowdoin 2. 
1909 — Colby 7, Bowdoin 6. 

Colby 8, Bowdoin 5. 
1910 — Colby 4, Bowdoin 2. 

Bowdoin 4, Colby i. 
191 1 — Bowdoin 9, Colby 2. 

Bowdoin 4, Colby 0. 
1912 — Colby 6, Bowdoin 3. 

Colby 6, Bowdoin 0. 
1913 — Bowdoin 9, Colby 2. 

Bowdoin 4, Colby i. 
1914 — Colby 8, Bowdoin 4. 

Bowdoin 3, Colby 2. 
1915 — Colby 7, Bowdoin 4. 

Colby 12, Bowdoin 7. 
1916 — Colby 14, Bowdoin 2. 

Bowdoin i, Colby o. 



Friday and Saturday occurred the Annual In- 
terscholastic Tennis Tournament at Brunswick. 
The doubles were played off Friday afternoon; 
the singles came Saturday morning. The matches 
were exceptionally fast for prep school contests. 

The stars of the tournament were the players 
in the final singles matches, Fisher of Cony 
High and Urella of the Abbott School. Laughlin 
of Deering High and Purinton of Lewiston 
High also played well, although defeated in the 
semi-finals. The weather conditions were good, 
except for occasional wind gusts Friday after- 
noon. The storm of Friday night did not inter- 
fere with the playing. In the absence of Manager 
McGorrill, with the varsity team, Assistant Man- 
ager Hall ran off the matches. The teams rep- 
resented were Deering High, Jordan High of 
Lewiston, Abbott School of Farmington, Free- 
port High, Westbrook Seminary, and Cony 
High. The scores were : 

Doubles — First round. Partridge and Fisher 
of Cony High defeated Marston and PettengiU 
of Deering High, 6-1, 6-1 ; Purinton and Roberts 
of Jordan High defeated Curtis and Walsh of 
Freeport High, 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 ; second round, Pur- 
inton and Roberts of Jordan High defeated Clif- 
ford and LTrella of Abbott School, 4-6, 6-1, 6-1 : 
Final round, Partridge and Fisher of Cony High 
Final round, Patridge and Fisher of Cony High 
defeated Purinton and Roberts of Jordan High, 

Singles — First round, Laughlin of Deering de- 
feated Walsh of Freeport, 6-4, 8-6; LTrella of 
Abbott School defeated Campbell of Westbrook 
Sem. 6-2. 6-0. 

First Round — Fisher of Cony Pligh defeated 
Purinton of Lewiston High, 6-4, 6-4. 

Second Round — Fisher of Cony High drew a 
bye; LTrella of Abbott School defeated Laughlin 
of Deering High, 7-5, 6-3'. 

Final Round — Fisher of Cony High defeated 
Urella of Abbott School, 6-3, 6-2. 


Li the Interfraternity League six games were 
played last week against the eight scheduled; 
two were postponed. All the games except the 
Phi Theta LTpsilon-Sigma Nu combat were 
rather one sided. 

On Monday Kappa Sigma and Psi LTpsilon 
came together at 6.30 on the Delta with results 
entirely disastrous to Psi LTpsilon, the score be- 
ing 10 to 0. The pitching of K. C. Coombs was 
the feature of the game ; he completely blanked 
Psi LT in hits and runs. The batteries : Kappa 
Sigma, K. C. Coombs and Richan ; Psi Upsilon, 
Mundie and Dunbar. 

Tuesday afternoon the onh- extra inning com- 
bat of the series was pulled oft'. It took a sixth 
inning for the Phi Theta LTpsilon nine to get the 
edge on Sigma Nu with the score 7 to 6. For 
the Phi Thetes, Sylvester pitched with Berry be- 
hind the bat; for Sigma Nu, Van Wart and 

Beta Theta Pi triumphed over Delta LTpsilon 
to the tune of 3 to I on Tuesday evening. For 
the Betas, McCarthy did a pretty stunt in the 
box with R. Perkins on the receiving end ; the D. 
U. battery was Holmes and Dudgeon. 

The fourth game of the series came Thursday 
afternoon when Delta Kappa Epsilon walloped 
Alpha Delta Phi in good shape. Heavy stick 
work by the Dekes and a goodly crop of errors 
by the Alpha Delts were the chief earmarks of 
the game. The batteries : D.K.E. Drummond 
and Rhoads; A.D., Higgins and Wing. The 



score : i8 to 3. 

The Non-Fraternity nine came through in fine 
form on Thursday evening- in trimming Theta 
Delta Chi 8 to 3. The Theta Delts started 
strong, blanking the Non-f raters in the first 
three innings and securing their three tallies in 
the second. A blow up in the fourth with a 
triple by Leavitt gave their opponents five runs 
through pretty slugging and many errors. Three 
more runs in the next inning finished matters. 
]L. O. Smith and Albert did the pitching and 
catching work for the Non-fraternity nine ; 
I-yons and Larrabee were the Theta Delt bat- 

At six o'clock Friday morning, when half the 
campus was still slumbering, the Psi U's lost 
their second game to the 10 to o ditty. This 
time Delta Upsilon did the trick. With Mason's 
pitching and the batting of Toyokawa, who in 
three times at bat secured two singles and one 
double, the job was not difficult. The D. U. bat- 
tery. Mason and Dudgeon ; the Psi U., Mundie 
and Dunbar. 


Won Lost P.C. 

Delta Kappa Epsilon 

Kappa Sigma 

Phi Theta Upsilon 


Beta Theta Pi 

Delta Upsilon 

Theta Delta Chi 

Alpha Delta Phi o 

Sigma Nu 

Psi Upsilon o 


1. 000 


1. 000 


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It is not planned to have any Commencement 
Play this year. The absence of many College 
actors in war service has seemed to make it in- 
advisable to stage a play, a customary feature of 
Commencement .Week. No Commencement Play 
was presented last year. 



Among the wounded mentioned in a recent 
casualty list from General Pershing was Lieu- 
tenant Harry D. McNeil M-'i3, of Bangor. 

McNeil is the first graduate of the Bowdoin 
Medical School to be injured in the Great War. 

He is a graduate of Holy Cross. He was com- 
niissioned last summer in the Medical Reserve 
Corps and was sent to England almost im- 



'15 — C. T. Rogers, Aviation training school, 

'19— E. B. Finn, U.S.N.R.F. 
'19 — C. E. Flynn, naval aviation. 
'20— R. E. Cleaves, U.S.N.R.F. 
'20— J. H. McLellan, U.S.N.R.F. 
'20—0. G. Hall, U.S.N.R.F. 


'09— O. H. Stanley, maj.. Medical Corps, 

'14 — Neal Tuttle, ist Lieut., American 'LTni- 
versity Experimental Station. 


M. '13— Lieut. Harry D. McNeil, M.R.C., 
France, slightly wounded in chest. 


Last week end Beta Theta Pi entertained with 
it.<; annual "at home" and dance. The house was 
prettily decorated with evergreen and roses. 

The reception Friday afternoon was largely at- 
tended. Tn the receiving line were Mrs. A. P. 
Abbott of Dexter, Mrs. C. C. Hutchins, Mrs. T. 
H. Duval, Mrs. J. S. Stetson, and Mrs. A. C. 
Little of Brunswick. Serving were Mrs. Manton 
Copeland, Mrs. A. G. Chandler, Mrs. A. O. 
Gross. Mrs. F. E. Roberts, Mrs. G. M. Elliott, 
Mrs. C. T. Burnett and Mrs. F. N. Whittier of 
Brunswick. Lovell's orchestra furnished music 
during the reception. 

Kelley's orchestra of Gardiner played for the 
dance in the evening at which Mrs. Abbott, Mrs. 
Duval, and Mrs. Stetson were the patronesses. 
Among the guests were the Misses Marion Beck 
and Dorothy Trask of Augusta; Dorothy Porter 
of Boston, Mass. ; Mary Allen, Marion Harvey, 
Isabel Palmer, and Elizabeth Scott of Bruns- 
wick; Marion Pillsbury of Camden; Evelyn Park 
of Dexter; Helen Bailey, Yvette Clair, Virginia 
Currier, Bernice Faucett, Dorothy Merrill, Irene 
Tobie, of Portland; Mildred Hall of Rockland; 
Marie Murch of South Casco; and Adrienne 
Clair of Waterville. 

The committee of arrangements consisted of 
Grover '19, chairman, Pendleton '18, .Sullivan 
'19, Abbott '20, and Rochon '21. 

Rev. George Colby De Mott '94, rector of St. 
Stephen's in Portland, was the speaker at Sun- 
day chapel. He paid a tribute to the men who 
have helped make Bowdoin great, showing that 
their "will to serve" was the quality which 
made them and the College great. 




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Frank A. St. Clair, 1921, Men in Service 

Cloyd E. Small, 1920 

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Vol. XLVIII. MAY 14, i9i{ 

No. 6 

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

The Interscholastic Meet 

One of the chief aims of the college always 
has been to get an entering class of the highest 
quality every fall. The late President Hyde, in 
his Sunday chapel talks, repeatedly put that view 
before the students and laid special stress on the 
fact that through them alone could this be effec- 
tively done. It was every man's duty sometime 
during his college course to influence at least one 
of his preparatory friends to enter college here 
Only with the cooperation of the undergraduates 

could this be accomplished each year, and Bow- 
doin strengthen her distinctive position among 
the best small colleges in New England. 

This was constantly emphasized in peace 
times ; it is even more a necessity now. Bowdoin 
wants an entering class next year of the best 
men possible and an opportunity is ahead to ac- 
complish a great deal in this direction. The In- 
terscholastic Meet, to be held May 25, offers an 
excellent chance to bring men here and make 
them acquainted with the College. The ad- 
vantages of Bowdoin, like most advantages, are 
little appreciated until one is deprived of them. 
Seldom is the fact mentioned for instance, that 
there is no college campus in New England, at 
least, superior to this one. The time of year now 
is ideal and the preparatory school men should 
see the college at its best. Invite the best men to 
the meet, and influence them this way so that 
next year Bowdoin can continue fully as well as 
she has during the past one. 

Why Discourage Interfraternity Baseball 7 

The career of interfraternity baseball has un- 
fortunately been a rocky one. It was for many 
years passively regarded as being a worthy im- 
provement and an asset which deserved being 
added to the college life, yet year after year went 
b\ without any league being started until some 
half dozen years ago, when one was instituted. 
Rainy days were among the many setbacks and 
the idea met with varj'ing success up till two 
years ago when it died down gradually. This 
year it has been started again and deserved 
credit is due to the live wires who brought it 

Interfraternity baseball is not varsity baseball ; 
it is usually wierd, yet it certainly has its place 
and does not merit being looked down upon by 
the varsity in the least. The schedule can be 
played off without the slightest difficulty or lack 
of harmony between the two managements. 
Proper varsity management takes care of its 
equipment and there is no reason why there 
should be any friction in that respect. 

Any one can see at once the good which an in- 
terfraternity league is able to do. Moreover, 
where the per cent of fraternity men is as high 
as it is at Bowdoin, it is especially worth while. 
It does much to increase friendly and healthy 
rivalry among the chapters here which is cer- 
tainly an important factor ; men come into close 
contact with men of the other houses whom they 
knew only slightly before ; everywhere harmony 
between the fraternities is strengthened. At 
Amherst, a college with a fraternity system very 



similar to that at Bowdoin, an interfraternity 
league has received its deserved recognition and 
has become estabhshed permanently. 

Besides this advantage of fraternity spirit, 
such a league would show that nearly every man 
on the campus was alive and active and would 
increase the general pep of the undergraduates. 
And what does Bowdoin stand for if not for a 
democratic spirit to all, undergraduates included? 
Why then, in this connection, shut out the use of 
Whittier Field for this purpose, when the varsity 
is not using it and the Delta is already in use ? 
Brunswick High School plays her home games 
on Whittier Field when it is not in use and on 
several occasions, use of it for practice has been 
given by permission to the high school.. To be 
sure, something can be said to the effect that fra- 
ternity teams would dig up the base paths and 
the pitcher's box too much, and otherwise mar 
the field. This is quite true but at the same time 
may be very easily exaggerated. Moreover, pro- 
hibiting the use of Whittier Field when there is 
no other place to play, thus necessitating 6.00 
a. m. games places a strong barrier against the 
success of the interfraternity league and greatly 
discourages its progress. 

College pamphlets and other bulletins say that 
the "aim of athletics at Bowdoin is innocent 
sport and healthy exercise" and that "every 
thing is done to accomplish that end." Why not 
then, give the fraternity teams a chance to see 
how they would use the field ; why not meet them 
half way? 

Accurate Knowledge of the War 

Criticism and discussion of governmental poli- 
cies in wartime may be valid or they may be 
harmful. It all depends upon the judgment and 
information possessed by the individual who 
does the talking. 

The much exercised American prerogative of 
free speech has found and will continue to find a 
vast field for its outlet in war situations. Col- 
lege students and college professors — the same 
as everyone else — are talking about the war. Nor 
i.s it wrong that they should be. They may be, 
it is true, great offenders if they take a stand on 
grounds of ignorance or misinformation. But 
college men and women may just as truly be 
powerful defenders if they labor in the promo- 
tion of accurate knowledge about the war, — de- 
fenders of the Allies, of their own country, and 
of the colleges as places of learning. 

There is nothing more ludicrous or pathetic 
than to hear a man argue about some great ques- 
tion of the World War about which he possesses 

absolutely no definite information. True, even 
the highest ofiScials and greatest thinkers cannot 
tell us definitely of the future. But what knowl- 
edge there is available of the past and present 
should be a constant field of inquiry for the col- 
lege man. 

The United States government, .fully realizing 
the importance of the dissemination of correct 
knozdcdge, has, through the Committee on Pub- 
lic Information, issued the War Information 
Series of pamphlets. These handbooks are issued 
l^ecause of a belief that "this war is not to be 
won by an established doctrine nor by an official 
theory, but by an enlightened opinion based upon 
truth", and furthermore that "the facts of his- 
tory and life are the only arsenals to which 
Americans need resort in order to defend the 
justice of their cause." 

Men and women of the colleges, it is up to you 
to get busy and know the facts before you tell 
what you would do "if you were President" ! 

F. W. Rogers, 
Chairman of the Committee on College Publica- 

The Bowdoin undergraduates who are to at- 
tend a fourth Officers' Training Camp, beginning 
tomorrow, are to train at Camp Devens, Ayer, 
Massachusetts. Some uncertainity as to the place 
of training was felt until Major Duval received 
a telegram the latter part of the week, stating 
that the Bowdoin contingent were to go to the 
Ayer camp. 

De Mott '18 is to attend the Camp, in addition 
to the fourteen men whose names have already 
been printed in the Orient. It was believed at 
first that De Mott would be rejected for admis- 
sion on account of the results of his physical ex- 
amination, but word was received from the War 
Department that a waiver had been made in the 
case, and that he might attend the Camp. De 
Mott attended a summer Plattsburg camp several 
seasons ago, and has had considerable military 

Bowdoin's contingent now numbers 15. The 
camp begins May 15 and closes September I. 


Practically all the fraternities will entertain at 
Ivy time. The Dekes, D. U.'s, Kappa Sigs, Psi 
U.'s, Alpha Delts, and Phi Thetes will hold 
house dances. 

The Theta Delts, Zetes and Sigs will keep 
open house, but will have no private dances. 




1. A game shall consist of five. innings unless 
at the end of that time the score be a tie, in 
which case the teams shall continue playing until 
the tie be broken. 

2. All men shall be eligible to represent the 
fraternities except those who made the Massa- 
chusetts trip. 

3. V'arsity men shall be chosen as umpires, 
the umpire to be selected from some other fra- 
ternity than those represented in game. 

4. Each of the competing teams shall furnish 
■one regulation baseball which shall meet with 
the approval of the opposing manager. 

5. Games originally scheduled for Whittier 
Field will be on the Delta at 6.00 a. m. of the 
day for which they were scheduled. If such 
games cannot be played at that time they shall be 
played within one week at some place agreeable 
to both managers in order to be counted in the 
league standing. If agreeable to both managers 
games may be played before scheduled time pro- 
viding they do not conflict with scheduled league 
game of that day. 

6. A tax of fifty cents ($.50) will be levied 
on each of competing teams, said tax to be paid 
to K. C. Coombs, Kappa Sigma House, before a 
team plays in two league games in order to se- 
cure recognition for the team as a member of 
the league. This money shall be used for pur- 
chase of suitable cup to team having best per- 
centage at end of the season. 

7. If any team is unable to meet its opponent 
•on the scheduled date and its manager does not 
make previous arrangement for a .play off or a 
postponement the team putting in its appearance 
at the field shall be credited with a forfeited vic- 

8. If any team drops out of the league after 
it has once competed, its future opponents shall 
be credited with a victory by forfeit. . 

9. Results of all games shall be reported im- 
mediately after game has been played to J. M. 
Ryder, D. U. House, who will keep the league 


Bowdoin competes Saturday in the New Eng- 
land Intercollegiate Track Meet in Boston. The 
team hn 3 been weakened through the loss of 
Savage and Cleaves. Savage has gone to the 
P'ourth Officers' Training Camp, and Cleaves has 
enlisted in the Naval Reserve. At a meeting of 
the track sqiiad recently Wyman '18 was elected 
captain to succeed Savage. 


Owing to the recent departure of many of the 
officers in the R.O.T.C. for training camp and 
various forms of service, new appointments have 
been made by Major Duval to fill the vacancies. 
These appointments are tentative and maj^ be 
changed if deemed advisable. At the same time, 
on account of the reduction in numbers the bat- 
talion has been reformed into two companies, 
Company A being composed of non-uniformed 
men, and Company B of all those in uniform. 
Officers : 

Adjutant — 1st Lieutenant Mitchell '19. 

Chaplain, with rank of ist lieutenant, Lang '19. 

Sergeant-Major — Albert '19. 

Ordnance Sergeant — Ellis '20. 

Company A — Captain, McCarthy '19: ist lieu- 
tenant, Caspar '19; 2nd lieutenant, Paul '19; 
1st sergeant, Stearns '18; sergeants, F. B. Morri- 
son '19, Brown '20, Grover '19, Richan '20, Cook 

Company B — Captain, Perkins '19; ist lieu- 
tenant, R. A. Stevens '19; 2nd lieutenant, J. M. 
Morrison '19; ist sergeant, Whitney '20: ser- 
geants. Look '20, Cole '19, Scrimgeour '20, K. B. 
Coombs' 20. 

Captain Reynolds '18 is unattached and as- 
signed to staff duty. 


Saturday evening the LTnion Governing Board 
held the last Union dance of this season. About 
35 couples enjoyed dancing from eight to eleven- 

Mrs. John H. Dewal and Miss Belle Smith of 
Brunswick were the patronesses. The committee 
was Reynolds 'iS, Cole '19, and Higgins '19. 
Music was furnished by Stetson '18, Richan '20, 
and Sprince '20. 



Your government desires that everybody be 
given an opportunity to learn all fads about the 
War. Every American should know IVHY we 
entered this war. Every American should know 
IVHY we must fight on until the high ideals of 
Americanism and Democracy are attained. 

President Wilson created the Committee on 
Public Information to tell the people the 
TRUTH. As a part of its work this Committe 
has prepared a series of thirty-seven booklets, 
each dealing with a vital war problem. These 
booklets will be furnished free upon request. Fill 
ni coupon below. 



your mouth shut? If America is not united for 
the war, it is, at least, to be hoped that from 
now on no human being; in America will talk 
sedition. There are two possible sorts of human 
beings in America today — foreigners and citi- 
zens. Of these it is the duty of citizens to be 
loyal; foreigners will be taken care of as they 
deserve, according to their actions. There is a 
third variety of human being in America — an 
impossible sort — citizen and disloyal. In time of 
war such a creature is as unimaginable as an 
atheistic Christian. I cannot imagine, in time of 
war, how any being can be at once citizen and 
disloyal. Any German in Germany, talking dis- 
loyalty to Germany, would be placed against a 
wall and shot. If you can't talk for America, 
keep 3'our fool mouth shut. 

Ellis Parker Butler. 

Booklet No. s— CONQUEST AND KUL- 
TUR. Contents: Hundreds of quotations from 
the writings of leading German statesmen, pro- 
fessors, and publicists, revealing the Prussian 
idea of world conquest. One section is devoted 
to Germany's designs upon the United States 
with special reference to the Monroe Doctrine. 
1 60 pages with comprehensive map. 

Booklet No. 6— GERMAN WAR PRAC- 
TICES. Prussianism in all its horror. Methods 
of the German Military Machine. Docutnentary 
proofs of German official brutalities upon civil- 
ians. Narrating instances of frightfulness taken 
directly from German sources. 

GERMANY. A statement why America entered 
the war. Deals with offences of Germany 
against America and against the world. The 
case in a nut shell written in plain language. 

The above mentioned are but three of a series AMERICA, AWAKE! 

of thirty-seven authentic war publications. Fill j^ jg time for us of America to realize that, in 

.n coupon below and these three booklets will be the World War, two alternatives face us, and 
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The Secretary of the Navy ,,^^^g.I^t to other nations a loftier ideal, a higher 

Mr. George Creel purpose, have left Germany convinced that might 

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F.ll in and mail, under first class postage ,,earance is cowardice. Germany still believed 

^. . . ^ .^. .^3'^.' ° that the force of arms over- rides the forces of 

Division of Distribution Christian righteousness. She still preaches that, 

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object, to kill him in doing it. 

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^y N^™^ lot in ten, in fifty ; if not in fifty, in a hundred. 

Street address ^^^^ ^^^ ^-^^ ^ijl j^ave her way. 

y It is not yet sixty years that Abraham Lincoln 

said 'hat the nation could not exist half free and 

How long would an American-German, think- half blave. 

ing and talking pro-Americanism, be tolerated in It is now for us, who love his memory, who 

Berlin? How long would a German, thinking worship his fine, rugged manhood, to cry out: 

andtalking anti-Austrianism, be tolerated in "This world may not exist half civilized and half 

Munich? If you who read this were in Ger- German!" 

many today, would you expect to be allowed to We are fighting for our freedom; for our lib- 
talk against Germany simply because you were erty ; for this great country that is ours. These 
an American? Would you not be profoundly things were not lightly won for us. They must 
grateful to be permitted to remain alive and keep not, they shall not, be lightly lost ! 



It is victory or defeat that we face. A stale- 
mate — a patched up truce — would, and could, 
settle nothing. It is not nations, but ideas, that 
now face each other on the blood-drenched fields 
of Europe. An there can be no compromise. 
Right fights Wrong ; Good fights Evil ; the right 
of the individual to his own soul and his own 
body fights against the brazen and bloody 
medievality that one man may draw from all the 
others their blood to the last drop and their 
agong to the last pang. 

It is time for us of America to realize these 
things and, moreover, to know that he who, un- 
til the victory be won, talks peace, talks treason'; 
he who shows weakness shows cowardice ; he 
who preaches compromise preaches defeat. Our 
country, our lives, our honor — everything we 
have, and are, and can ever hope to be — are at 

And it can be only that we win, or lose. It can 
be only victory or defeat. 

And which, oh, you of America! shall it be? 

The answer is yours to make. 

Porter Emerson Brown. 


But little progress was made last week in the 
Spring Tennis Tournament. In the first round, 
which should have been played off a week ago 
Saturday, only three more matches were played, 
leaving several still open. These were : McLel- 
lan '21 defeated Rich '21, 6-2, 6-2; Freeman '18 
defeated Reynolds '18, 5-7, 6-3, 6-2; Young '18 
defeated Bachelder '18, 6-2, 6-1. In the second 
round two matches were completed: Davis '20 
defeated Kurtz '21, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2; McLellan '21 
defeated Benton '20, 6-0, 6-0. 



Theta Chapter of Delta Kappa Epsilon learns 
with deep regret of the sudden death of Harry 
Carzill Wingate of the Class of 1890. 

As an undergraduate. Brother Wingate was an 
unusually prominent figure, in athletics and 
scholarship alike, and after receiving his degree 
from Harvard Law School, he took up his pro- 
fession in New York where he lived most of the 
remainder of his life. 

Theta Chapter extends its sincere sympathy to 
his relatives and friends. 

Louis Whittier Doherty, 
Lewis Woodbridge Brown, 
Corneilius Packard Rhoades. 

mitb tf)E JFacultp 

Professor Mitchell attended the York County 
Teachers Convention at Fryeburg, Friday. 

On Saturday Professor Nixon went to Au- 
gusta to attend a meeting of the principal school 
men of the State, called by the State Superin- 
tendent of Education. 

Professor Catlin attended the Child Welfare 
Conference at Augusta Wednesday. 

Mr. Wilder was away Thursday, Friday and 
Saturday attending the Conference of New Eng- 
land College Librarians at Amherst, Mass. 

Dean Sills was away all the week. He visited 
the L^nited States Naval Academy at Annapolis 
as a member of the Board of Visitors to which 
he was recently reappointed by President Wil- 
son. On his way back he stopped at Princeton 
to attend a conference of New England College 

fl)n ttt Campus 

Theta Delta Chi has arranged a tennis tourna- 
ment w'thin the own membership. With the 
large number of tennis players in the house, the 
affair is decidedly a success. Last week nearly 
all the matches in the first round were played off. 
The survivors were: Taylor '20, Longren '18, 
Pendexter '21, Parker '18, Cook '20 Larrabcc '21, 
Reynolds '18, Howard '21. In the second round 
Howard '21, defeated Taylor '20, 6-0, 6-0. 

Beal '16 was on the campus Saturday. 

The masonry of the wall surrounding the Art 
Building is being repaired. 

Several sub-freshmen were on the campus for 
the tennis tournament and the Maine game. 

A. C. Savage '19, was struck in the eye by a 
"liner" in practice last week. 

It has been recommended to the students by 
the Building and Grounds Committee that the 
practice of throwing water in the dormitories be 

Two windows on the east side of the library 
are broken, presumably by a baseball. The stu- 
dents who caused the accident should make 
good the damage. 

Munroe '14, was on the campus last week. 

The following Freshmen have been chosen to 
take part in the trials for the Alexander Prize 
Speaking, held today: Buker, Coburne, Cook, 
Cummings, Dudgeon, Haines, Hatch, Helson, 
Nixon, Ryder, W. H. Thompson, Wilkins. 



Tennis — N. E. Intercollegiate Tournament at 





Alexander Prize Speaking Trials. 


Baseball — Bowdoin vs. Boothbay Harbor Naval 
Reserves at Brunswick. 


Baseball — Bowdoin vs. Colby at Waterville. 
Track — N. E. Intercollegiate Meet at Boston. 
Freshman Banquet at Riverton Park. 


Tennis — Maine Intercollegiate Tournament at 


Baseball — Bowdoin vs. Rockland Naval Reserves 
at Brunswick. (Pending). 


Baseball — Bowdoin vs. St. Anselms at Bruns- 

Track — Annual Interscholastic Outdoor Meet at 


Baseball — Bowdoin vs. Bates at Lewiston. 
Ivy Play. 


Ivy Day. 

Baseball — Bowdoin vs. Bates at Brunswick. 


Entrance exams at Brunswick. 

Baseball — Bowdoin vs. Colby at Brunswick. 

alumni jQotes 

'00 — Henry W. Cobb, principal of Cony High 
School of Augusta, resigned on May i, to enter 
the Gannett publishing house in an executive ca- 
pacity. Mr. Cobb has been principal of Cony 
High School since December, 1913, having come 
there from Rockland High School. 

'01 — Rufus Y. Storer of Farmington has re- 
cently been chosen to serve as principal of the 
high school at Kingfield and also as superin- 
tendent of schools of that town. 

M-,oi — News has been received of the death 
of Dr. Andrew A. Brown, a former Bangor 
physician, in Avondale, Arizona, after a brief 
illness with pneumonia. He went there for his 
health about 18 months ago and at the time of 
his last illness was in charge of a large hospital. 

'05 — William B. Webb, who was chairman of 
Wabasha County, Minnesota committee, in the 
Third Liberty Loan campaign, writes Mr. 
Wilder that the whole county — every city, town, 
and village in the county, went over the top and 
won honor flags the second day. 

'16 — In the recent L-niversity of Pennsylvania 
games, Guy W. Leadbetter, a former Bowdoin 
track captain, now at John Hopkins University 
Medical School, took fourth place in the discus 

'17 — Miss Helen Louise, daughter of Mr. 
Clarence G. Hatch of Walnut Hill, and Paul H. 
Mclntire of Walnut Hill, were united in mar- 
riage May 3. Mrs. Mclntire is a fine musician. 
Mr. Mclntire has been teaching in Greeley In- 
stitute, at Cumberland Center. 

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Films Developed and Printed same day we get 
them. Special prices to Bowdoin students 

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In the City of Ne>v 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 University. 

Applications for admission are preferably made 
not later than June. Next session 
opens September 30, 1918. 

For information and catalogue, address 

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Harvard Dental School 

A Department of Harvard University 

Graduates of Secondary Schools admitted without ex- 
amination provided they have taKen required subjects 

Modern buildings and equipment. 4 years course begins 

September, 191 7. Degree of D.M.D. Catalog. 

Eugene H. Smith, D.M.D., Dean, Boston, Mass. 



gives the student such training in the principles 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. Course for LL. B. requires 3 school years. 
Those who have received this degree from this or 
any other approved school of law may receive LL. M. 
on the completion of one year's resident attendance 
under the direction of Dr. Mel,fille M. Bigelow. 
Special scholarships ($50 per year) are awarded to 
college graduates. For catalog, address HOMER 
ALBERS, Dean, 11 Ashburton Place, Boston. 




NO. 7 





Dean Kenneth Charles Morton Sills, A.B., A. 
M., LL.D., was on May 14 elected president of 

President Sills was born at Halifax, Nova 
Scotia, December 5, 1879. He fitted at Portland 
High School, and graduated from Bowdoin in 
the Class of 1901. From 1901-03 he was a grad- 
uate student and an assistant in English at Har- 
vard. In 1903-04 he instructed in the Classics 
and in English at Bowdoin. In 1904 he went to 
Columbia University; he was a tutor 'in English 
for one year, and in 1905-06 he studied in the 
Department of Comparative Literature. He re- 
turned to Bowdoin in 1906 as adjunct professor 
of Latin, and the next year was appointed Wink- 
ley professor of the Latin Languages and Lit- 
erature, which chair he now holds. He has been 
Dean of the College Faculty since 1910. In 1913 
he travelled and studied in Egypt, Greece, and 

President Sills holds an A.M. degree from 
Harvard University and a LL.D. from the Uni- 
versity of Maine. Since 1915 he has been Presi- 
dent of the Bowdoin General Alumni Associa- 
tion. He is a member of the American 
Philological Association, the Modern Language 
Association, and the Dante Society. He belongs 
to Delta Kappa Epsilon and Phi Beta Kappa. 

Outside of his College work President Sills is 
also prominent. He ran for the LTnited States 
Senate on the Democratic ticket in 1916; was 
appointed in 1917, and recently reappointed by 
President Wilson a member of the Board of Vis- 
itors to the United States Naval Academy. He 
is chairman of the Brunswick Chapter of the 
Red Cross, a member of the Maine Committee 
of Public Safety, and for several terms has been 
a member of the Brunswick School Board. 

As an undergraduate President Sills was 
prominent in both scholarship and outside ac- 
tivities. He won the Sewall Latin and Greek 
prizes, the Class of 1868 Prize, the Goodwin 
Commencement Prize, the Pray English Prize, 
the Brown Extemporaneous Prize, and second 
prize in the Brown composition competition. He 
was editor-in-chief of the Quill, assistant editor- 
in-chief of the Orient, and one of the editors of 
the Bugle. He was a member of the varsity ten- 
nis team and was one of the founders of the 
Brunswick Golf Club. 

President Sills will be inaugurated on Com- 
mencement Day, immediately . preceding the 
Graduating Exercises. The inauguration cere- 
mony will be simple, but the presidents of the 
other New England colleges have been invited to 


President Sills is the eighth president of Bow- 
doin. Joseph McKeen, the first president, held 
office from 1802- 1 807. Jesse Appleton was presi- 
dent from 1807-1819; William Allen, from 1820- 
1839; Leonard Woods, from 1839-1866; Samuel 
Harris, from 1867-1871 ; Joshua Lawrence 
Chamberlain, from 1871-1883; William DeWitt 
Hyde, from 1885-1917. Presidents Harris, Cham- 
berlain and Sills were Bowdoin graduates. 


The Faculty have elected Professor Paul 
Nixon Dean for the remainder of the year. Pro- 
fessor Nixon has been Assistant Dean all the 
year. He is a graduate of Wesleyan in the 
Class of 1904. He received the A.M. degree from 
his college in 1906. He studied as a Rhodes 
Scholar at Oxford from 1904-1907. In 1907- 
1908 he was an instructor in the Classics in 
Princeton; in 1908-1909 an instructor in Greek 
and Latin at Dartmouth and from 1909-1911 as- 
sistant profesor of the Classics and History at 
Bowdoin. Since 191 1 he has been professor of 
the Classics and History. He has published in 
the Loeb Classical Library, two volumes of a 
projected five volume translation of the plays of 
Plautus. He is a member of the American 
Philological Association, the Classical Associa- 
tion of New England, the Phi Nu Theta aud 
Phi Beta Kappa fraternities. He is state chair- 
man of the Four-Minute Men of Maine. 


Playing errorless ball all the way, Bowdoin 
easily defeated the Boothbay Harbor Naval Re- 
serves on Wednesday at Whittier Field by a 
score of 10 to i. Coach Houser worked Smet- 
hurst, Savage and Mason for three innings each. 
The Reserves failed to score until the eighth 
when they tallied a single run on some clean 
hitting. The big innings for the White were 
the seventh and eighth, eight runs coming Jn 
during these two sessions at bat. The score : 


ab. r. bh. po. a. c. 

A. Hall, rf 5 2 2 2 o o 

Cook, 2b 5 I 2 o 2 o 

Finn, ss 5 T i o 2 o 

Caspar, ib 5 2 2 10 o o 

Cr rover. If 3 o 1 3 to 

F. Hall, c 4 o 2 9 o o 

Racine, cf ; 4 3 o i o o 

Small, 3b 2 I o 2 I o 

Smethurst, p t o o o i o 

Savage, p o o o o 4 o 



Mason, p : 2 i o i o 

Totals 36 10 II 27 12 o 


ab. r. bh. po. a. e. 

Walker, 2b 4 o 2 o 2 o 

Smart, ss 3 o o i 2 o 

Ouinn, 3b 4 o o 2 2 3 

Ashman, ib 3 o 5 o 2 

Coombs, cf 3 o o 2 o i 

Donnellan, p 3 I I 2 

Cooke, If 3 o 2 I 

Rowe, c 3 I I 10 o o 

Sinclair, rf 3 o i i o o 

Totals 29 I 524 9 6 

Bowdoin o I o o i o 6 2 — 10 

Naval Reserves 0000000 i o — i 

Two base hit. Mason. Three base hit, Caspar. 
Stolen bases, A. Hall 2, Cook, Finn, Caspar, 
Racine 4, Small, Savag'e, Mason, Walker, Ouinn. 
Donnellan. Base on balls, off Savage i, off Don- 
nellan 2. Struck out, by Smethurst 2, by Savage 
A. by Mason 3, by Donnellan 7. Hits, off Smet- 
hurst I in 3 innings, off Savage i in 3 innings, 
off Mason 3 in 3 innings. Sacrifice hits, Small, 
Grover, Smart. Passed ball, Rowe. Time, 2 hrs. 
Umpire, Conway. 


In a game replete with flashy plays and some 
good, hitting, Colby defeated the White at Water- 
ville Saturday by a score of 4 to 3. When Bow- 
doin came to bat in the first of the ninth, the 
score was 3 to i against her, but in that inning 
the bunch found Bucknam for two doubles, which 
with a base on balls, resulted in two runs and 
tied the score. It looked like an extra inning 
contest but when Colby came to bat in her half, 
Fraas, the first man up, singled, advanced on 
Wyman's single and scored when Small fumbled 
the ball. -Fraas starred for Colby in the field and 
at bat, while Finn at short and Cook at second 
played a good game for Bowdoin. The sum- 
mary : 

COLBY ab r h po a e 

Heyes, 3b 4 I i 2 2 

Nourse, 2b 4 i i 4 3 o 

Driscoll, c 4 o o 5 2 o 

Bucknam, p 4 o i o 5 

Fraas, ss 4 I 3 2 3 

Wyman, rf 4 o 2 o o o 

Tyler, If 3 o o 2 i o 

Pulsifer, cf i o o i 

Tavlor. cf 2 I i o o o 

Marshall, ib 3 o i 12 2 o 

Totals 33 4 10 27 18 I 

BOWDOiN ab r h po a e 

A. Hall, rf 3 o i o i i 

Cook, 2b 4 o 2 o 5 o 

Finn, ss I 2 o i 6 

Caspar, ib 3 i i 10 o i 

Grover, If 4 o o 3 o 

F. Hall, c 3 2 7 

Racine, cf 3 o i o 

Small, 3b 3 o o I o i 

Savage, p 2 o o i i o 

Totals 26 3 6 *24 13 3 

*None out when winning run was scored. 

Colby o o o o o o 2 i i — 4 

Bowdoin o o i o o o o 2 — 3 

- Earned runs, Colby 2, Bowdoin 2. Three base 
hit, Wyman. Two base hits, Heyes, Caspar, F. 
Hall. Stolen bases. Savage, Fraas. Struck out, 
by Bucknam 4, by Savage 5. Double plays, Tyler 
to Nourse ; Bucknam to Marshall to Nourse. Left 
on bases, Colby 5, Bowdoin 6. Hit by pitcher, 
by Bucknam, F. Hall, Savage. Wild pitch. Sav- 
age. Passed ball, Driscoll, F. Hall. Base on 
balls, off Bucknam 4. Umpire, Conwaj-. Time, 
2 hours. 


Bowdoin tied Holy Cross for third place in the 
New England Intercollegiate Track Meet at 
Boston Saturday. M. I. T. won first place, while 
Brown furnished a big surprise by taking sec- 
ond. The point winners for Bowdoin were Good- 
win, who won the mile nm : Stewart, who won 
third place in the discus throw, and fourth in the 
16-pound hammer throw; Higgins, who came in 
second in the 120-yd. low hurdles; and Wyman, 
who finished third in the quarter-mile. 


Despite the presence of e.xams during the 
week. Ivy will be held as planned. The Ivy play 
will be given Thursday evening. May 30, at the 
Cumberland. The Ivy exercises will be held 
Friday afternoon and Friday evening the hop. 
The committee, consisting of Paul, chairman, 
Smethurst, Perkins and Hargraves, has been 
working hard the past three weeks and every- 
thing is in readiness. Chandler's Orchestra of 
Lewiston will furnish music for the hop. The 
Ivy marshal is Caspar and the president of the 
class, Grover. 




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MAY 21, 1918 

No. 7 


•ed at Post Officf 

: at Brunswick as Second-Clas 

is Mai: Matter 

Our New President 

To be President of Bowdoin College, the suc- 
cessor of President Hyde, in these war days 
when new problems demanding almost instant 
solution are constantly presenting themselves, is 
not an empty honor or a light responsibility. 
This high honor last Tuesday evening the Gov- 
erning Boards of the College conferred upon 
Dean Sills, and this heavy responsibility they 
placed upon his shoulders. With gratitude and 
cfnfidence we congratulate both the College and 

its new President. 

The four-fold task of a college president has 
often been outlined. He must command the re- 
spect and confidence — not to say admiration — of 
the Governing Boards, the Faculty, the under- 
graduates, and the public at large. To do this he 
must know how to obey and yet to lead, to com- 
mand and yet to follow. The history of Ameri- 
can colleges shows that for many men who have 
tried it, even in ordinary times, this has proved 
too difficult a task. But Dean Sills, we believe, 
is equal to it. 

Born in 1879, he has still the abundant physi- 
cal strength of youth. He also has its mental 
vigor and progressiveness, but with them the re- 
straining wisdom that comes only from experi- 
ence. Having been trained in the schools of 
Portland and graduated from Bowdoin at the 
head of his class in 1901, having been both a 
graduate student and an instructor at Harvard 
and Princeton, and a professor at Bowdoin, un- 
der President Hyde, for more than a decade, 
eight years of that time as Dean, he has a wide 
acquaintance with scholars and a broad outlook 
upon the educational world. These certainly fit 
him as a leader to give wise advice to the Boards 
in moulding the educational policies of the Col- 
lege and in choosing its faculty. 

His knowledg'e of men and especiall}- of col- 
lege teachers, of their prejudices, tastes, and ec- 
centricities, his own scholarly instincts and ,love 
of sound learning, and, more than all else, his at- 
tractive personal qualities, will enable him to win 
and keep the loyalty of his faculty. How he is 
regarded by them today can perhaps not be bet- 
ter expressed than it was last week, when a 
suggestion was made that a bouquet of roses be 
put on the table in front of him at the first fac- 
ulty meeting after his election. "Somehow," 
said the instructor admiringly, 'T don't associate 
him with roses. A growing oak, I think, would 
be more fitting." 

His eight years' experience as Dean has give'i 
ample evidence that he is able to hold the under- 
graduates up to high standards in their work and 
conduct, to enforce strict discipline when neces- 
sary, and at the same time keep their good will, 
even win their admiration. How he has done this 
no student needs to be told. Frankness and fair- 
ness, a genuine interest in each man's welfar^^, 
physical, mental, moral, have been the outstand- 
ing characteristics of his dealings with under- 

Although primarily a scholar and educator. 
Dean Sills has not confined his interests and 
activities within college walls. He has taken a 



keen interest in the affairs of church and state, 
in local and national politics, in the ordinary con- 
cerns of common men and especially in the ex- 
traordinary activities which the war has occa- 
sioned. He has been a frequent and effective 
speaker at school conventions, church confer- 
ences and political meetings. As a member of 
the school board of the town, as chairman of the 
local chapter of the Red Cross, as a member of 
the State Committee of Public Safety, as one of 
the visitors of the United States Naval Academy, 
and as a candidate for United States Senator, 
he has had experience in dealing" with the public 
that will now stand him in good stead. 

These are a few of the reasons why every 
friend of the College has a right to rejoice in the 
action which_ the Boards have taken and to look 
forward to our new President's administration 
with high hopes and the utmost confidence. 

W. B. M. 

Medical School. It is earnestly hoped that there 
will be a large attendance at the meeting. 

M. S. 


Commencement exercises were held last year 
inider trj'ing conditions. This year matters be- 
came more settled and the outlook gave promise 
of a big' Commencement, yet recent changes in 
the College schedule have made the prospects ap- 
pear more uncertain. 

The fact that College is going to close this year 
almost two weeks earlier than had been planned 
leaves a considerable interval between the end of 
examinations and the opening of Commencement 
week. This will prevent many undergraduates 
from being present ; many more will leave direct- 
ly for their summer's work, yet there are some 
who can and should try to attend Commence- 
ment. Bowdoin's alumni always have supported 
the College faithfully, when they come back to 
reunions they look for the students ; all of us who 
can possibly do so, then, should plan to be here 
for Commencement and keep things lively. 


To the Editor of the Orient; 

There will be a gathering in the Union Thurs- 
day evening, May 23, at 7.30 p. m.^ for all men 
who may be interested in the study of medicine. 
At no time in the history of our country has the 
need of medical men been so great, and a more 
earnest consideration of this profession is a pa- 
triotic duty. This meeting is intended not only 
for those who have entered College with the in- 
tention of entering the Medical School but also 
for the men who are undecided as to their life 
work. There will be short addresses by members 
of the faculty and by students already in the 

To the Editor of the Orient, 

May I, through the Orient, extend an invita- 
tion to the student body to attend my ordination 
to the Congregational ministry this (Tuesday) 
evening at seven-thirty o'clock at the First 
Parish Church. 

To my fellow-students I wish to say that my 
not taking a more active part in college activities 
has been due entirely to necessity, and not to in- 

Abner W. Rountree 'iS. 

The trustees and overseers of the College held 
a special meeting Tuesday evening in Hubbard 
Hall. They elected Dean Sills president to suc- 
ceed the late President Hyde; voted to confer 
Certificates of Honor on all Bowdoin men leav- 
ing College to enter the national service ; and 
voted that all courses in the Medical School be 
given next year. 


The banquet of the Class of 1921 was held Sat- 
urday evening at Riverton Park. A turkey din- 
ner was enjoyed and then came the speech-mak- 
ing. The toastmaster of the evening was Francis 
James Bingham. 

The banquet committee was W. L. Parent, 
chairman; Fames, Wing, Standish, Haines, 
Schonland, Fenderson, Howe, Rogers and Nixon. 

From June 3 to July 3 a junior Officers' Train- 
ing Camp is to be held at Plattsburg, N. Y. No 
commissions will be given from this camp ; its 
object is to give the members of the various 
college R.O.T.C.'s a month's intensive training- 
preliminary to later attendance at officers' 

Bowdoin is to send about 80 men. A week 
ago Major Duval received a telegram from the 
War Department, advising him of the camp 
and urging all members of the Bowdoin R. O. T. 
C. that could to sign for the course. It was then 
thought that from, those who signed a limited 
number of the older men would be chosen. 

A day or two later Major Duval received an- 
other telegram urging him to recruit and send as 
many men as possible, since it was going to be 



difficult for New England to obtain her quota of 
■840. In consequence of this more than 80 men 
have signed. It is understood that the CTOvcrn- 
ment will pay for transportation to and from the 
■camp and possibly allow something for uniform. 
Details which are yet hazy will be cleared up 

The Alexander Prize Speaking- has been set 
ahead from June 17 to May 25. About half of 
the principal speakers are going to the Platts- 
huTg camp June 3, and others could not be in 
Brunswick for rehearsals the week preceding 
Commencement. Rather than omit the Speak- 
ing, which is a traditional part of Commence- 
ment, it was decided to hold it Saturday evening. 
The men who compete : 

Chadbourne '19, Hargraves '19, Abbott '20, 
Asnault '20, Goodhue '20, Coburne '21, Helson 
''21, Morse '21, Nixon '21. The alternates: Mil- 
lard '20, Buker '21, Hatch '21. 


Finals for the second semester will begin next 
Friday, May 24, and will continue through Sat- 
urday, June I. There will be no exams, how- 
ever, on Ivy Day, or on Saturday morning. This 
was decided at a Faculty meeting Thursday af- 
ternoon. The change in plans is caused by the 
fact that about 80 men are leaving June 3 for 
the Plattsburg Camp. 

Sunday, June 16 
The Baccalaureate Sermon in the First Parish 
Church, 4 p. M. 

Tuesday, June 18 
Class Day Exercises, afternoon. 
Class of 1918 Dance, evening". 

Wednesday, June 19 
Annual meeting of the Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha 
of Maine, morning. 

Annual meeting of the Alumni Association, 

Alumni Luncheon, noon. 
Commencement Concert, afternoon. 
Community Song Festival for the benefit of 
the Red Cross, afternoon. 

President's Reception, evening. 

Thursday, June 20 
Inauguration of President Sills in the First 
Parish Church, morning. 

The Commencement Exercises, morning. 
The Commencement Dinner. 



'18— B. J. Bagley, 4th O.T.C., Camp Devens. 

'18— G. H. Blake, 4th O.T.C., Camp Devens. 

'18— L. O. Colter, 4th O.T.C., Camp Devens. 

'18— G. S. DeMott, 4th O.T.C., Camp Devens. 

'18— W. B. Parker, U.S.N. 

'18— R. W. Pendleton, 4th O.T.C., Camp Dev- 

'18 — R. C. Rounds, 4th O.T.C., Camp Devens. 

'18 — W. A. Savage, 4th O.T.C., Camp Devens. 

'18 — B. A. Thomas, 4th O.T.C., Camp Devens. 

'19 — R. A Foulke, 4th O.T.C., Camp Devens. 

'19— E. W. Holbrook, U.S.N.R.F. 

'19 — Leon Leighton, 4th O.T.C., Camp Devens. 

'19 — W. J. Lyons, 4th O.T.C., Camp Devens. 

'19 — C. E. Stevens, 4th O.T.C., Camp Devens. 

'19 — A. B. Sullivan, 4th O.T.C., Camp Devens. 

'20 — E. I. Boardman, 4th O.T.C. Camp Dev- 

'20 — T. S. Wood, 4th O.T.C, Camp Devens. 


MAY 17. 

Won Lost P.C. 

Non-Fraternity 3 o 1. 000 

Delta Kappa Epsilon 3 i .750 

Beta Theta Pi 2 i .667 

Delta LTpsilon 2 i .667 

Phi Theta LTpsilon 2 i .667 

Alpha Delta Phi i i .500 

Theta Delta Chi 2 3 .400 

Kappa Sigma i 2 .333 

Psi L'psilon o 3 .000 

Sigma Nu o t, .000 

Ten more games were played off in the Inter- 
fraternity Baseball League last week, bringing 
the schedule up to date with the exception of one 
game, that scheduled between the Alpha Delts 
and the Sigma Nu's. The Theta Delts are en- 
deavoring to get all their games finished up 
early, and accordingly have played two contests 
before the scheduled time, and it is likely that 
their example will be followed by many other 
teams this week. 

At present, the Non-Frats lead the league, but 
with games scht;duled with both the Dekes and 
the D.L''s for this week, it is not impossible that 
they will be given a rub for the leading place. 

This evening at half-nast seven at the First 
Parish Church, Abncr W. Rountree '18, is to be 
ordained to the Congregational ministrv. A coun- 



cil of Congregational churches has been called to 
examine the candidate in the afternoon, and if 
the examination proves satisfactory, to ordain 
him in the evening. The Rev. Dr. John Haines 
Holmes of the Church of the Messiah in New 
York City will preach the sermon ; well known 
ministers of Maine will conduct the other parts 
of the program. A quartet from the College will 
sing. The students are cordially invited to at- 
tend the service. 

Rountree is a 1916 graduate of the Bangor 
Theological Seminary. He has been a high-rank 
student at Bowdoin. He won the Pray English 
Prize last year and the Class of 1868 Prize this 

mitt the ifacultp 

The inauguration of President Sills will take 
place on Commencement Day. 

Professor Nixon was elected Dean for the 
rest of the year at Faculty meeting Thursday. 

Professor Woodruff preached in the Congre- 
gational Church at Cumberland Mills, Sunday, 
May 12. 

Professor Mitchell was College Preacher at 
Wellesley, Sunday, May 12. 

Mr. Wilder was elected president of the Maine 
Library Association Friday, at its annual meet- 
ing held in Waterville Thursday and Friday. 

Professor Burnett is chairman of the Bruns- 
wick campaign in the big' Red Cross drive. Pro- 
fessor Elliott and Professor Nixon are captains 
of teams. 

Professor Nixon attended a meeting of the 
Association of New England Colleges in Boston, 
Friday, .to discuss athletics in the colleges next 
year. Bowdoin was also represented by John 
Clair Minot '96. 

I>n ttft Campu0 

The Betas have, started an intrafraternity ten- 
nis league, and although no great progress has 
yet" been made, it gives promise of providing 
good amusement. Those on top now are Murch 
'18, McCarthy '19, Jones '20, and Scrimgeour '20. 

Grover '19 is substituting as principal of Tops- 
ham High School for the rest of the year. He is 
filling the position left vacant by the departure 
of F. O. Bartlett '17. for war service. 

Delta Upsilon, like other houses on the 
campus, is staging a tennis tournament of its 
own. The following weathered the first round: 
C'merod '21, Buker '21, Lyseth '21, Mansfield '20. 
Holmes '21, Hutchinson '19, Bachelder '18, Dud- 
geon '21, Toyokawa '21, Mason '20, Lang '19. 

Hall '21, Tebbets '19, C. Clark '21, L. Clark '20, 
Sears '21. The second round, as far as it has 
been played now, resulted : Buker '21 defeated 
Omerod '21 ; Hutchinson '19 defeated C. Clark 
'21: Bachelder '18 defeated Holmes '21; Teb- 
bets '19 defeated L. Clark '20. In the third round 
Bachelder '18 defeated Hutchinson '19 by de- 

The next issue of the Orient will be pub- 
lished on Ivy Day. 

Leadbetter '16, a medical student at Johns 
Hopkins, was on the campus yesterday. 



Tennis — Maine Intercollegiate Tournament at 


Baseball — Bowdoin vs. Portland Naval Resen^es 
at Portland. (Pending.) 


Examinations of second Semester begin. 


I'aseball — Bowdoin vs. St. Anselms at Bruns- 

Track — Annual Interscholastic Outdoor Meet at 


Memorial Day. 

Baseball — Bowdoin vs. Bates at Lewiston. 

Ivy Play. 

FRID.\Y, MAY 3 1 

Ivy Day. 

Baseball — Bowdoin vs. Bates at Brunswick. 


Entrance examinations at Brunswick. 
Baseball — Bowdoin vs. Colby at Brunswick. 


R.O.T.C. Camp at Plattsburg begins. 

aiumni JI3otes 

'61. — Former Chief Justice L. A. Emery of the 
Supreme Court of Mainb has comipleted Tiis 
course of lectures in the Boston LTniversity Law 

'69. — Announcement has been received of the 
death of Fitz Allan Woodbury on May li, 1918. 
Mr. Woodbury has been an attorney in Chicago 
since 187 1. 

'96. — John Clair Minot of the editorial staff of 
the Youth's Companion read a paper on "Maine's 
Contribution to Literature" before the Maine 
Library Association at its annual meeting at 
Waterville May 16. 



'oo. — At the business session of the Penobscot 
County Teachers' Association on May lo, Super- 
intendent James A. Hamlin of Dexter was elect- 
ed president of the association. 

'03. — Clement F. Robinson, a prominent joung 
attorney who for some years has been associated 
with the law firm of Woodman & Whitehouse, 
has been appointed as assistant county attorney 
of Cumberland County by County Attorney Car- 
loll L. Beady to succeed Jasper H. Hone, who 
recently resigned to enlist in the U. S. Navy. 
Mr. Robinson has qualified in his new position 
and his appointment has been forwarded to the 
Secretary of State. He will assume office at the 
May term of the Superior Court. 

'12. — P. W. Mathews is a master in the Latin 
department at the Hill School, Pottstown, Pa. 


Frid.-vy, M.vy 24 

Chemistry 2 , 

Italian 4 

Zoology 6 

Government 6 
SaturdaYj May 25 

Art 2 

Latin 4 


Music 2 

Psychology 2 
MoNDAYj May 27 

Greek 2 

Latin B 

Philosophy 2 

Physics 2 

French 2 

French 10 

History 6 

Tuesday, May 28 

Economics 4 

English 10 

German 10 

Psychology 4 

English 2 

Economics 2 

Greek 8 

Music 4 
Wednesday, May 29 

English 18 

Government 2 

Chemistry 6 

Chemistry 4 

Latin 6 

Mathematics 10 
Thursday, May 30 

Latin 2 

Economics 6, 8 

Greek 4 

Mathematics 2, 8, 4 


English 16 

French- 4 
Saturd.'^y, June i 

Zoology 2 

Physics 4, 8 

Spanish 2 

Chemistry 8 (Special) 

The Varsity tennis team went on its annual 
Massachusetts trip early last week. 

On Monday at Medford Bowdoin tied Tufts, 
3 to 3. The features of the game were the 
playing of Chin of Bowdoin and Telfer of Tufts. 
The team played M.LT. , at Longwood, Tues- 
day afternoon, losing 6 to o. Captain Wei and 
Kimball of Tech played the best games. 

Are you going to the 
Ivy Plays May 30? 





400 Washington Street, Boston, Mass. 




NO. 8 


Prayer Milton M. McGorrill 

Oration '. Fred B. Chadboume 

Poem William Angus 


Boomerang — boomerang Daniel F. Mahoney 

Our Captain — football Reginald T. Small 

Clean-Up Man — broom Edward B. Finn 

Little Giant — yeast Grant B. Cole 
Popular Man — wooden spoon Donald S. Higgins 
Planting the Ivy 
Singing the Ode 


Fred Babson Chadbourne, the class orator, 
took for his subject, "America, Wake Up." He 
spoke as follows : 

As we, who represent the Class of 1919, gather 
today and realize how much smaller is our num- 
ber than we anticipated, when we entered Bow- 
doin, that it would be upon this occasion, we in- 
evitably think of our classmates who are now im- 
dergoing the privations, sufferings and dangers 
of the battlefield. We cannot help asking our- 
selves by what right we are remaining here and 
enjoying the privilege of this college life instead 
of being at their side in the ranks. Are we who 
stay at home virtual slackers? The answer must 
be a conditional one : If we are giving of our- 
selves to the winning of the war as completely 
as they are; if we, like they, are turning our 
every effort to that end, we are justified in do- 
ing our work here instead of in the trenches ; 
but if, because of laziness or indifference, we are 
not giving our best efforts to this cause, we are 
being disloyal and dishonest to our brothers and 

Not only is this true of us, but it applies to 
everyone in America. "The real turning-point 
of this war," says Colonel George Harvey in his 
North American Review, "was, or is, or will be, 
that at which America — Government and people 
— becomes convinced in mind and heart and soul 
that the only thing to do is to move immediately 
upon the Hun with every ounce of our fighting 
strength." Colonel Harvey continues by show- 
ing that America has not yet reached that point. 
Our allies recognize this and although they en- 

deavor to refrain from criticism, their attitude 
can be seen. Lloyd-George said recently that 
our failure to put in the trenches the men we 
had promised was "one of the most serious dis- 
appointments of the war." He also said, "H we 
wish to avoid a war lasting for years," and by 
this he meant to avert defeat and destruction, 
"this battle must be won now, and to win it, we 
must be ready to throw in all of our resources." 

If, then, it is true that America is not doing 
her full share in this world struggle, no criticism 
can be too severe. If she is not hastening her 
work in every way possible, she is guilty of 
criminal negligence. 

From a military point of view, nothing is to be 
gained by delay. Rather, the danger grows as 
we allow the time to pass. Our fond hope of 
starving Germany can never be realized for the 
vast plains of Russia are now being prepared to 
feed her; her soldiers are being killed, to be sure, 
but already it is proposed to enlist Russians in 
her army. For over three years we have kept 
saying, again and again, "Now, at last, Germany 
is about to be finally crushed," but each time we 
fiave found ourselves in error, and this spring 
we have seen that her military strength was suf- 
ficient to bend back the Allies' lines tremendously 
and almost to make good her threat of pushing 
the British into the sea. 

On the other hand, delay means that we are 
taking serious chances. What if France or 
England should suddenly be seized by a sense- 
less mob and temporarily disabled as Russia is? 
What if, by some new engine of warfare, or by 
a yet more terrible sacrifice of men, Germany 
should gain the Channel ports? TRen, truly, our 
task might well appal us. The chances may be 
small that any of these things will happen, but 
we can never be safe while the Kaiser has a 
German army in the field to put into effect the 
diabolic designs of German ingenuity. 

Military leaders and statesmen have warned us 
continually, and are still warning us, that this 
war is not soon to end. The prophetic words of 
Lloyd-George to his own countrymen, "This is 
going to be a long war," sound clearer to us now 
across these three awful'years than when spoken 
in 1914. But we are disregarding our present 



day prophets as he was disregarded then. Do 
our military leaders consider the war won? No. 
Major-General Leonard Wood, just returned 
from the front, says, "America should have five 
million men in the training- camps now." 

America's honor is staked to see this great un- 
dertaking through to the finish. Having put her 
hand to the plow, she must not turn back. For over 
three years the great tide of militarism was held 
back by our allies, and we, as well as they, were 
saved from a far-reaching curse. Their sacri- 
fice has been greater than ours can be. But now 
we are in the fight and must do our share. Presi- 
dent Wilson said in April, 1917, "We are now 
about to accept gage of battle with the natural 
foe of liberty and shall, if necessary, spend the 
whole force of the nation to nullify its precen- 
sions and pow°r." And a year later, he used 
even stronger words, "Force," he said, "Force 
to the utmost." 

But we are not giving our strength to the ut- 
most — far from it — we are drifting on in our old, 
careless way. To be sure, we may eat rye bread 
instead of wheat; perhaps our cigar is a 5-cent 
rather than a ten, and probably we gave a dollar 
to the Red Cross, but these are not things which 
affect us vitally, they are merely the giving up 
of our luxuries. France, having sacrificed on the 
altar the best of her young manhood, may well 
reproach us, as was shown in a recent poster, 
with these words, "Tired of giving? You don't 
know what it means to give." 

Yet this not because of any positive opposi- 
tion — the few real pacifists are easily dealt with ; 
they can exert little influence ; but the great mass 
of our citizens — intelligent and patriotic men and 
women — do not yet realize the seriousness of 
the situation. We are asleep. There is some 
measure of truth in the jingoistic cry, "We are 
the biggest nation in the world and we can lick 
anyone." Our tremendous resources do make us 
a force to be admired or feared if we make use 
of those resoirrces. But when will they be used 
to the full extent? When will this sleeping giant 
awake, arouse and assert himself? 

The recent ruling of Provost Marshal-General 
Crowder forcing all men of draft age into pro- 
ductive occupations will help somewhat. But the 
real solution dees not lie in any order or any 
measure which the government may direct 
against the people. It lies in the spontaneous 
rising of the people themselves to exert their ut- 
most strength. And this will come when, and 
only when, they realize fully what this great 
struggle means to them — that this is not a con- 
test between governments, but the struggle of 
free men everywhere for their natural rights and 

against virtual slavery — slavery of mind as well 
as of body. 

Is it an impossible ideal that the hundred mil- 
lion men and women of America should sub- 
ordinate all private and selfish interests to the 
common need? Or must it be expected that three- 
fourths of our people will plod along in the same 
old way, leaving to the other, more conscientious 
and self-sacrificing fourth the task of doing the 
additional work necessary to win the war? We 
cannot admit that such is the case unless we ad- 
mit that our people are less loyal and less de- 
voted to liberty and justice than the French. 
Truly, France has been turned into one immense 
army — a volunteer army of men, women and 
children, each doing his duty and so writing in 
everlasting letters as his motto, "Vive la France*' 
Liberty is, for them, so real and vital a thing 
that while striving for it, their souls are inspired 
through the drudgery of days of hard labor and 
sustained when the feared-for news comes from 
the front. Should we, to whom France has always 
looked as her great sister republic and friend, be 
less willing to give our all? Is liberty less dear 
to us and has America ceased to be the "land of 
the free and the home of the brave?" 

No, it is not any spirit of conceit or selfish 
pride which makes us feel certain that once 
aroused, the American people will be out-strip- 
ped by none. It is because we are so far remov- 
ed from the actual scene of the conflict and 
therefore possess what we fancy to be security, 
that it is hard for us to realize the danger. Here 
is the particular duty of college men — of us Bow- 
doin men. Having been given the privileges of 
a liberal education, and being therefore fitted for 
leaders of opinion, we should not shrink from this 
task. With every means at our command, we 
should show that we, conscious of our duty, are 
willing to perform it, and that everyone else has 
a similar duty which he must perform. 

Our government has been severely criticised 
during the past year for failure to hasten our 
war work. This may have been justified to some 
extent, but in a larger sense, a government so 
constituted as ours is, can only reflect the atti- 
tude of the people, and if it gets far ahead of 
public opinion or far behind public opinion, it 
must readjust itself. Furthermore, it must be 
evident to all that this spring, within the last 
four months, the government has quickened its 
pace, so that, if previously, it had been lagging 
behind the people, it is now in advance of them. 
Here, then, is our task clearly set before us. 
While our classmates are doing their share in 
the field, we must work no less hard at home. 
When our countrv needs us for that other work. 



we will be ready, and having lived for our coun- 
try, we, too, can saj', 

"Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori." 
"Sweet and proper it is to die for the father- 

Not the least among the influences which urge 
us to do our noblest at this time is our Alma 
Mater. Bowdoin's sons answered loyally when 
the nation was in peril before. Many held places 
of trust and importance in the government; 
others, whose names are inscribed on these walls, 
led in the field of battle. By their deeds we are 
inspired and we realize, in the words of their 
great leader that "it is us the living to be here 
dedicated to the unfinished work they have thus 
far so nobly carried on, that their dead shall not 
liave died in vain ; that the nation shall, under 
God, have a new birth of freedom, and that gov- 
ernment of the people, by the people, for the peo- 
ple, shall not perish from the earth." 


The Ivy Poem by William Angus 
When we've drifted from this harbor 

That we have enjoyed these three years, 
And encounter the toil and the labor 

That soon to our vessel appears ; 
When the Sea of Life's voyage tossing 

Our bark on the waves of the world, 
Till we reach the Bar and its crossing 

Let our banner of White be unfurled. 

'Tis the banner we got in the harbor 

Where safe and secure from the strife. 
We prepared for the toil and the labor 

That comes through the journey of life. 
And out there on our figurehead shining 

Our emblem, the Sun, shall appear; 
""Tis the S3'mbol of loftiest enlight'ning, 

A guide for the vessel's career. 

But although we'll be gone from the harbor 

We've planted our love to remain 
While we're out midst the toil and the labor 

Our mind's eye will look back there again. 
-To the token of love we have planted, 

The Ivy so green and so true. 
That will cling with a courage undaunted 

And persist as sweet memories do. 

""Esperance !" it will say in its climbing 

For it must not wither and die; 
"Tis the symbol of hope undeclining 

Ascending on up toward the sky. 
And with constancy it will continue 

Its confident path toward the light. 

And so we must exert every sinew 
Till each has attained to his height. 

"Persevere !" it will cry through the heavens 

And the echo must come from our hearts. 
And if always aware of its presence 

How perfectly we'll play our parts ; 
In the drama of life perseverance 

Will win over well-meaning haste; 
Impatience will bring interference 

That makes for a pitiful waste. 

Constant love is a lesson 'twill teach us 

As fondly it clings to its wall ; 
When we're gone may its message still reach us 

That of love for the chapel, the hall 
And for all here at Bowdoin endearing, 

A memory that time can't efface. 
Always bright in the sunlight appearing 

The Ivy extends its embrace. 

Perseverance, and love, and ambition, 

Together with confident hope, 
Is the teaching of this old tradition ; 

It's for us now to give it full scope. 
Perseverance results in attainment 

Of ideals that we set as our goal. 
And our confident hope gives containment. 

With ambition and love, form the whole. 

Some already have gone from the harbor 

Before they have finished their time 
And have welcomed the toil and the labor 

That comes with the offering sublime ; 
Even life they have sacrificed gladly 

And proudly uphold Freedom's cause, 
And their heart-beat has never lagged sadly 

For they've gone to enforce God's best laws. 


On Wednesday evening. May 29, Phi Theta 
LTpsilon gave a dance at the Union, Leighton's 
orchestra of Portland played for an order of 20 
dances. The patronesses were Mrs. Charles B. 
Sylvester of Harrison and Mrs. Fred W. Look of 

Among the guests were the Misses Marion 
Look of Portland, Christine Webber of Weeks 
Mills, Fannie Flint and Arline Marston of 
Brownfield, Irene Record of Auburn, Dora Hig- 
gins of Topsham, Evelyn Adams and Esther 
Wills of Lewiston, Margaret Leydon of Bruns- 
wick, Helen Baker of Philadelphia, and Isabella 
Morrison of Arlington, Mass. The committee in 
charge consisted of Jones '18, Bern,- '19 and 
Clapman '20. 


Myron R. Grover 

Class President 
Football Manager 

E. Shepley Paul, 2nd 

Chairman Ivy Committee 

Donald S. Higgins 
Popular Man 

Gordon S. Hargraves 

Business Manager 

Fred B. Chadbourne 


Hiigh A. Mitchell 


William Angus 


H *- — V 

Grant B. Cole 

Baseball Manager 

Milton M. McGorrill 

Tennis Manager 


John W. Coburn 


Donald McDonald 


Daniel F. Mahoney 

Track Manager 




Published 33 Times During the Collegiate 

Year by The Bowdoin Publishing 


In the Interests of the Students of 


Vol. XLVIII. MAY 31, 1918 No. 8 

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


Bowdoin stands easily in the front rank, 
among' the foremost colleges which have sent 
men unsparingly from their ranks to join the 
colors in the various branches of the service. In 
the past week a total of fifteen have dropped out 
of their academic work to enter the officers' 
training camp. The college has contributed roy- 
ally in the last year or more to both Plattsburg 
■camps, the Naval Reserve, and practically every 
branch of service ; in fact, it is safe to say that 
approximately si.xty per cent of the men who 
v.'ould be here at present as undergraduates un- 
der normal conditions, are now enrolled in the 

In a good measure, the college men already 
■enlisted in the war, are merely anticipating most 
of the rest of us in doing so. The government is 
laying more and more stress upon the man power 
needed ; no limit is now set upon the size of the 
-army to be raised ; men are to be called out as 
fast as equipment and facilities can be made 
ready for them. All this points to the fact that 
the strain upon the colleges will be fully as heavy 
■during the coming year as it has been in the past 

But while we remain here, there is much good 
that can be done by us. We can well afford to 
take advantage of every opportunity to get the 
most out of college life while it is here for us 
to enjoy. But there is something before us, 
trifling in itself, which we should all consider a 
duty, and that is to help our enlisted men in 
■every way we can. The government has placed 
a temporary ban upon sending bundles across to 
the soldiers, but at the same time urges us to 
■correspond with them, and do so frequently. 
Every man abroad craves for news from home, 
and cheering news he certainly deserves. Friend- 
ly rivalry exists among the various college men 
in the ranks and they eagerly look to see how 
their athletic teams come out when they face 

each other. Letters from the soldiers are filled 
with reminiscences of their college life and al- 
most invariably end with a plea for news, news 
about the college, anything to take their minds 
off their work. They have preceded us ; they 
are fighting for us; and until we can join them, 
let us do our best to help them out. 

According to tradition the planting of the ivy 
follows the exercises in Memorial Hall. While 
the ivy is being planted the class will sing the 
Ivy Ode. 

(Tune: Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes) 
Amidst these old familiar scenes 

With Chapel spires above 
We plant today an ivy green. 

The symbol of our love. 
O may it grow with tendrils firm 

Its life with cheer surround 
Till we in loyalty return 

By tender memories bound. 

Tho' some to duty have been called 

As champions of right. 
Our class has formed an endless chain 

Unbroken by war's might. 
As Bowdoin's sons with common zeal 

We pledge our loyalty 
To serve our country and our God 

Wherever we may be. 

Donald McDonald. 

At the time the Orient goes to press Bowdoin 
has three games to play in the State Series : 
Bates on Thursday and Ivy Day morning, and 
Colby Saturday. If Bowdoin can win all three 
we tie Colby for the championship. If the White 
drops even one Colby has a free claim to the title. 
The standing in the State Series up to Thurs- 
day's game with Bates : 

Won Lost P. C. 

Colby 4 I .800 

Maine 3 3 .500 

Bowdoin i 2 .333 

Bates I 3 .250 


The Ivy hop is in the g-j'mnasium tonight. It 
will begin at 8 o'clock. The ten fraternities will 
have booths as is customary. Flowers, palms, 
banners and the huge polar-bear skins will com- 
pose the decorations. Chandlei-'s orchestra of 
Lewiston will play for an order of 24 dances. 



The patronesses are Mrs. Frank E. Woodruff, 
Mrs. John H. Duval, Mrs. William A. Moody,Mrs. 
Charles C. Hutchins, Mrs. Frank N. Whittier, 
Mrs. Wilmot B. Mitchell! Mrs. Charles T. Bur- 
nett, Mrs. Roscoe J. Ham, Mrs. Frederic W. 
Brown, Mrs. Manton Copeland, Mrs. Orren C. 
Hormell, Mrs. Gerald G. Wilder, Mrs. William 
Hawley Davis, Mrs. Edward H. Wass, Mrs. Al- 
fred O. Gross, Mrs. Lee D. McClean, Mrs. Sam- 
uel B. Furbish, Mrs. Alice C. Little and Miss 
Anna E. Smith, all of Brunswick. 

The committee in charge is made up of Paul, 
chairman ; Smethurst, Perkins, Hargraves and 



The Masque and Gown presented its annual 
Ivy entertainment at the Cumberland Theatre on 
Wednesday evening. The actors ofifered two 
plays this year, "High Society," a one-act comedy 
by Asnault '20, and "Officer 666," a melodramatic 
farce by Augustin MacHugh. 

It was originally planned to stage the plays 
on Thursday, Ivy eve, according to custom, but 
since Thursday was Memorial Day, set aside this 
year as a day of national religious devotion, it 
was decided to present them on Wednesday even- 

The entire proceeds of the evening went to 
the Red Cross. The College Orchestra furnished 
music. Mr. H. A. Huse of Bath coached the 

The casts : 


Mrs. J. Perthley Jenks Kirk '20 

Elaine Edwards '19 

Lena Johnson ' Sprince '20 

Mr. J. Perthley Jenks Ridlon '21 

Mrs. Archibald Manton Van Tyne Cole '21 

Scene — The Parlor of the Jenks residence. 

"OFFICER 666" 


Police Officer Michael" Phelan, 

Whitney Barnes 

Travers Gladwin 

Helen Burton 

Sadie Small, her cousin 

Mrs. Burton, their aunt 

Alfred Wilson 

Thomas Watkins 

Police Captain Stone 

Kearney, plain clothes man 

Toyokawa '21 

No. 666 Doe '20 

Scrimgeour '20 

Asnault '20 

Angus '19 

Edwards '19 

Burns '20 

Corcoran '19 

Pendexter '21 

Crockett '20 

Nixon '21 

Ormerod '21 
Ridlon '21, Cole '21, Sprince '20 

Scene — Drawing room of the Gladwin Man- 
sion. Same for the three acts. 

Time — Present. 

Act I — Five o'clock p. m. 

Act 2 — Ten o'clock p. m., same day. 

Act 3 — Begins where Act. 2 ends. 


Theta Chaptei of Delta Kappa Epsilon opened 
its Ivy season with a dance at the Chapter house 
Wednesday evening, May 29. The house was 
tastefully decorated with palms, carnations and 
ilowers in season. 

The gii.-sts were the Misses Marjorie Ber.y, 
Margaret Deering, Margaret Hinds, Alice Mc- 
Crum and Ruth Merritt of Portland; Iva Good- 
win, Florence Lapointe, Eveleen Priest and Sarah 
Wheeler of Brunswick; Hazel Bosch and Mil- 
dred Williams of Brockton, Mass. ; Isabel Soutar 
of Auburn; Grace Brennan of Bangor, and 
Christena Doyle of Ellsworth. 

The patronesses were Mrs. James L. Doherty 
of Springfield, Mass.; Mrs. John Clair Minot of 
Boston, and Mrs. Martin H. Haynes of Ellsworth. 
The Colonial Orchestra of Portland played for 
an order of 24 dances. The committee in charge 
of the dance and house party were Savage '19, 
L. W. Doherty '19, and C. S. Houston '20. 


Delta Upsilon held its Ivy house party Thurs- 
day evening at the Chapter house. Barrett's Or- 
chestra of Lewiston played for an order of 20 
dances. The patronesses were Mrs. Joseph S. 
Stetson, Mrs. Ralph P. Bodwell, Mrs. William 
Hawley Davis, and Miss Edith Sawyer of Bruns- 
wick. Among the gniests were the Misses Kath- 
erine Willis and Lillian Marshall of Brunswick 
and Esther Hall and Phyllis Wyman of Bath. 

The committee was Newell '19, A. W. Hall '20 
and Nixon '21. 


Within the past week Dartmouth College and 
Bates College have conferred degrees upon Pres- 
ident Sills. On Saturday at Hanover he was 
given the degree of Doctor of Laws ; on Monday 
he received the LL.D. from Bates. President 
Sills now holds three LL.D. degrees, the Uni- 
versity of "Maine having conferred the degree 
upon him in June 1916. 



The 1919 Bugle Board 


Bright and early this morning Volume "jt, of 
the Bugle appeared on the campus. It is a war- 
time book. It bears on its blue cover the figure 
in gold of a soldier boy at rifle salute. It has a 
goodly military section. It is "proudly dedi- 
cated ... to those sons of Bowdoin who are 
serving Humanity and their Country on land, 
on sea, and in the air." It has, too, been put out 
under very difficult war-time conditions. Mem- 
bers of the Board have left for war service dur- 
ing the year and the financing of the work has 
been a not easy task. But those who remained 
have produced the Bugle, as the ones who have 
gone wished them to do, and for their achieve- 
ment deserve the warm praise and thanks of 
friends of Bowdoin. 

The Bugle offers several new and attractive 
features this year. "See Us at Ease," a collec- 
tion of snapshot pictures of every member of the 
class follows the write-ups of the Juniors with 

their photographs taken "at attention." 

A designed border around each page, a re- 
arrangement of the fraternity section, a new 
method of arranging the photographs of Juniors 
on each page in a single panel and well-conceiv- 
ed and drawn department headings are pleasing. 
The "grinds" are pointed but not cutting; the 
"calendar" is clever. 

The press work is excellent; the book is well 
printed and bound. The book seems at first to 
contain less material than in other years; there 
are 207 pages of reading matter instead of about 
300 as ordinarily. But the pages are larger and 
the print is smaller; no material whatever has 
been omitted. By skillful rearranging of space, 
indeed, more material is included in fewer pages. 
This Bugle, even more than most Bugles, is a 
fine achievement because the conditions for mak- 
ing it a success have been less favorable than 
generally. John W. Coburn is editor-in-chief 
and Gordon S. Hargraves business manager. 

The Class of 1920 has elected the following 
Bugle Board: Brown, Clapham, Cousins, Doe, 
Hurrell, Jones, Jordan, McWilliams, Millard, 
L. H. Moses, Zeitler. McWilliams is editor-in- 
chief, Jones business manager, Doe assistant 
business manager and Dunbar, art editor. 

Tennis B's have been awarded to Captain 
Stearns '18, Chm '19, and Manager McGorrill '19. 

The death of Joseph Ralph Sandford of the 
Class of 1918 was officially reported to his par- 
ents, May 15. Sandford was reported missing" 
on April 18, and the record book sent with the 
letter shows his last recorded flight to have been 
on April 12. The Home Service Department of 
the Skowhegan Red Cross chapter immediately 
took steps to obtain official information as to his 
whereabouts, which resulted in the report an- 
nouncing his death. 



Sandford always responded to the demands of 
his country. During the Mexican trouble he 
went to the border with the Maine troops, leav- 
ing college for this service. Upon his return he 
reentered college. 

Last spring he volunteered for aviation ser- 
vice with the American Expeditionary Force. 
He began training last September in England, 
first at Queen's College, later at Gratham, Tad- 
caster, Scampton and Turnburry, completing his 
instruction at Ayr, Scotland. He received his 
commission as first lieutenant March i. After 
being assigned to active duty with the British 
Squadron 54, Wing 22 of the Royal Flying 
Corps in France, he never had an accident until 
his fatal one. 

In the chapel service of May 22, President 
Sills spoke feelingly of the report of his death, 
expressing the hope that he might still be alive. 
He paid a simple tribute to the patriotism of 
Sandford, saying, in part : "He was a fine, 
honest, manly lad. His devotion to his country 
adds as much lustre to the College as the famous 
men of years gone by." The student body 
standing, sang, "The Son of God Goes Forth to 
War," as the conclusion of the informal me- 
morial service. 

The annual Alexander Prize Speaking was 
held in Memorial Hall Saturday evening, May 
25. Owing to the early closing of College and 
the early departure of many of the speakers for 
Plattsburg, the date had been advanced from 
June 17. 

Gordon S. Hargraves '19, speaking Blaine's 
"On the Death of Garfield," won first prize and 
Maurice S. Coburne '21, won second prize with 
"The Man in the Shadow," by Child. 

The judges were Mr. John E. Chapman 'yj, 
Supt. John A. Cone and Rev. Roy Rolfe Gilson. 
Professor Mitchell presided. 


Won Lost P. C. 

Delta LTpsilon 5 i .833 

Non-franternity 5 ' I .833 

Alpha Delta Phi 3 i .750 

Beta Theta Pi 3 i .750 

Phi Theta Upsilon 2 2 500 

Kappa Sigma 2 3 .4''0 

Theta Delta Chi 2 3 .400 

Psi Upsilon i 4 .200 

Sigma Nu 4 .000 

Directly after the presentation of the service 
flag the Seniors will attend chapel in a body for 
the last time. At the close of the service they 
will march out singing "Auld Lang Syne." There 
will not be more than 25 Seniors present, as prac- 
tically all the rest of the class are in some branch 
of the National Service. The class marshall is 
Amos L. Allen. 

Following the exercises in Memorial Hall and 
planting of the ivy comes the presentation of a 
service flag, with 625 stars, to the College by the 
Bowdoin Club of Portland. 


The following men have been elected mem- 
bers of the Ibis, the Senior honorary society : 
Angus, Casey, Edwards, Haynes, Higgins, Hil- 
ton, McGorrill, Minot, Mitchell and Pearson. 
Haynes is president and Higgins secretary and 

At Waterville, May 21, the Bowdoin tennis 
teams were defeated by Bates, though they took 
part in the finals. This tournament gave Bates 
the cup on which Bowdoin also had a claim till 
this match. 

f>n tbe Campus 

Claff '17 was on the campus last week. 

The fraternities have been observing the an- 
nual custom of Seniors' Last Supper. Psi Upsi- 
lon, Alpha Delta Phi, and Phi Theta Upsilon 
held theirs May 21, Theta Delta Chi, May 22. 

Ensigns Sloggett '18 and Sprague '19, who 
have been stationed at Pelham Bay, N. Y., were 
on flic caiJipiis last week. 





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NO. 9 

Sunday, June i6th — 

The Baccalaureate Address by President Sills 
in the Congregational Church at 5 p. m. 
Tuesday, June i8th — 

The Class Day Exercises of the Graduating 
Class under the Thorndike Oak at 3 p. m. 

Senior Dance in the Gymnasium at 9 p. m. 

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

Meeting of the Overseers in the Lecture Room, 
Hubbard Hall, at 7 p. m. 
Wednesday, June iqth — 

The Annual Meeting" of the Phi Beta Kappa 
Fraternity, Alpha of Maine, in the Alumni Room, 
Hubbard Hall, at 11 a. m. 

The Annual Meeting of the Alumni Associa- 
tion at 1.30 p. m., preceded by a Buffet Lunch at 

Meeting of Class Secretaries in the Chemical 
Lecture Room at 2.30 p. m. 

Commencement Concert, Community Song 
Festival, Red Cross Benefit, in the Hyde Athletic 
Building, at 3.30 p^ m. 

Reception b}^ President Sills in Hubbard Hall, 
from 8 until 10 p. m. 
Thursday, June 20th — 

Inauguration of the President of the College 
in the Congregational Church at 10 a. m., fol- 
lowed by the Commencement Exercises of the 
College at 10.30 a. m. 

Commencement Dinner in the Gymnasium at 
I p. m. 


President J. B. Mathews 

Vice President W. A. Savage 

Secretary-Treasurer H. L. Harrington 

Opening Address M. L. Warren 

Historian H. Tobey Mooers 

Closing Address G. H. Blake 

Marshal A. L. Allen 

Class Day Officers — T. R. Stearns, H. L. 
Harrington, W. B. Parker, L. C. Wyman, 
J. P. Hamlin. 


President Sills devoted his entire address to a 
discussion of the world crisis, speaking in part 
as follows : 

"One of the main issues of this war is whether 
autocracy or democratic co-operation is to sur- 
vive. Germany must be taught that if she re- 
forms she may become the equal of other nations 
but never their superior. Without doubt we are 
done with the idea of imperialism. We shall not 
endure it that Germany shall impose -her will 
upon the world. 

''There are, of course, other kinds of imperial- 
ism. The Anglo-Saxon imperialism that has 
built up the great British empire, the American 
imperialism that has extended our sway over 
the West and to the Philippines, are not without 
flaws and stains. Yet few Englishmen and few 
Americans have laid down the thesis that their 
country is to set out sword in hand to conquer 
the world. The difference is that between an 
ambitious man bent on obtaining his ends at all 
costs, and the strong man going about his busi- 
ness who finds himself from day to day shoulder- 
ing new and heavy responsibilities. 

''There is abundance of promise in the un- 
doubted fact that in the political as in the indus- 
trial world, the idea is gaining ground, slowly to 
be sure, and at great cost but inevitably, that you 
must work with men, not rule over them. 

"We are learning in this war how. in a great 
cause nation aids nation. 'We are here, Lafay- 
ette !' speaks volumes. On the other hand our 
troops have experienced often the protecting 
comradeship of the French. 

"Think also, how many nations mingle their 
blood in the rich soil of France today : Austra- 
lians, Americans, Irishmen, Frenchmen, Belgians, 
Portuguese, Arabs, Scots, Indians, Singalese, 
Britons, Serbians, Italians, Chinamen are work- 
ing and fighting and dying together. Lords and 
chimney sweeps, millionaires and gutter-snipes, 
university graduates and untutored peasants lit- 
erally rub elbows one with another. It will in- 


deed be surprising if in the future loyalty to the 
larger group does not replace devotion to the 
smaller. College men in particular, trained to 
see the other fellow's point of view, should con- 
tribute much to the settlement of international 
problems, realizing that real democracy is not 
bound by race or country. 

"Even among the well informed persons the 
principles now at stake in the civilized world are 
often misunderstood. Autocracy is the imposi- 
tion upon a passive people of the will of a small 
group or class. Democracy is the expression of 
the people's will working actively. There must 
be leaders in either case; and the leaders of a 
democracy are more powerful than absolute 

"The college bred man who neglects his civic 
duties isas much a renegade as the slacker who 
tries to dodge military service. 

"In the complex modern world the proper in- 
terpretation of the Golden Rule calls not only for 
a kind heart but for a sound mind. Considera- 
tion for others, whether individuals, classes or 
nations, we must exercise, else Christian civiliza- 
tion will surely fail. And such consideration, ex- 
pressing itself in the thought that we must work 
with others not rule over them, is clearly akin 
to the Charity which Christ and his Apostles 



M. L. Warren 

Class Day. In other years Class Day has been 
a day of joy, a day on which the entire class as- 
sembled for reflection on their four years of col- 
lege life, a pause to consider obligations; obli- 
gations to parents for their devoted assistance, 
obligations to friends for their continued inspir- 
ation, obligations to the College, faculty, alumni ; 
obligations to all society. It has been usual that 
the members of the class, realizing their obli- 
gations, would determine to fill well their place 
in life. 

This is our Class Day. How different from 
other years. The greater part of the class may 
be found in camps in this country, in training 
camps in France or in the Front line itself. 
Wherever our classmates are they are thinking 
of these exercises just as we are thinking of 


Realize obligations on Class Day? We have 
considered our obligations long before Class Day. 
Our obligations to parents, to friends, and to 
our College are the same as other classes had. 
But we have a greater obligation to society. 
Those whom we miss today are filling this great 
obligation; those of us here are guided by that 
obligation, but others judge how well we fill it. 

Your presence here means that you are inter- 
ested in us. We are your sons, your brothers, or 
your friends. It is my privilege, in behalf of my 
class, to welcome you to these exercises. Most 
cordially do I greet you. 




If it were possible, the Class of 1918 would be 
happy to present you on this day, a complete, 
leather bound, edition-de-luxe history of our 
class, which at its time of entering was the larg- 
est in the history of the College. We would be 
pleased to have you take this volume home with 
you, and by your own fireside, from time to time, 
as your fancy prompts, read something of what 
progress we as Bowdoin men have made in these, 
the four best years of our lives. 

All this, of course, cannot be, and genius is 
too often accompanied by forgetful biographies, 
and the family of Boswells are a long time dead 
indeed. Many changes have taken place in our 
life here during the past few months. The his- 
torian, Mr. Joyce, is now in the service and it 
has fallen to me at the last moment to briefly set 
down here our history for you. 

We are here but a little while and when we are 
gone we shall soon be forgotten. But if there is 
a legacy which we leave, it is the legacy of the 
kindly word, the legacy of the smiling face, of 
good will and appreciation. We have learned 
much besides what is taught by books and chalk. 
We have come to know the value of friendship 
and the worth of a kindly word. We greet you 
today, not as the largest class that ever gradu- 
ated, but indeed one of the very smallest. Our 
ranks have been pitifully thinned, yet in each of 
our hearts lies the belief in courage, loyalty, and 
duty, and whatever the future days may hold in 
store for us, we trust it will only be a confirma- 
tion of all this. 




G. H. Blake 

(Read by P. C. Young) 

The members of the Class of 1918, wherever 
we are, on land or sea, in the air or beneath the 
surface of the water, come back in thought today 
to give the last farewell to college days and to 
our Alma Mater. The majority of us have al- 
ready heard the "Good-bye, good luck, God bless 
you," but these exercises are just as significant 
for those who are away as for those who are 
here to share them. We are all here today 
united in determination to do our full part of 
the task which confronts us as a nation. We say 
good-bye, but we part to go forward to reach 
the same end in whatever way we can serve best. 

We must not, however, when we think of these 
things, forget the part that our college plays. 
Bowdoin College, with her history so closely as- 
sociated with that of the country, with her high 
ideals backed by the will of her loyal graduates, 
and with her purpose to make men truly free, is 
part of the nation itself; and loyalty to this col- 
lege is, in no small degree, loyalty to the nation 
and to those principles for which the world now 

We can, therefore, leave today knowing that 
Bowdoin, with all that she stands for, is behind 
us in every good thing that we may undertake. 
The cause is hers, as well as ours, and to her, 
will be due a large share of the victory when it 

Such considerations as these give us great hope 
for the future. Our college course has given us 
an exalted idea of mankind; our hearts have 
been opened and we love; we are ready for any 
sacrifice. Here we are, send us. 

The Senior dance of the Class of 1918 of Bow- 
doin College held in the Gymnasium Tuesday 
evening was the smallest dance ever held in the 
building, only about 50 couples being present. 

The dance was a most delightful social event 
and those who attended enjoyed an excellent 
program of 24 dances, music for which was furn- 
ished by Warren's Orchestra of 17 pieces. 

The patronesses were Mrs. Frank E. Wood- 
rufif, Mrs. Charles C. Hutchins, Mrs. Frank N. 
Whittier, Mrs. John H. Duval, Mrs. George T. 
Files, Mrs. Charles T. Burnett, Mrs. Roscoe J. 

Ham, Mrs. Frederic W. Brown, Mrs. Manton 
Copeland, Mrs. Orren C. Hormell, Mrs. Gerald 
G. Wilder, Mrs. William Hawley Davis, Mrs. 
Edward H. Wass, Miss Anna E. Smith, Mrs. 
George T. Little, Mrs. Alice C. Little and Mrs. 
Samuel B. Furbish. 

The committee of arrangements consisted of 
Timothy R. Stearns, Harlan L. Harrington, W. 
B. Parker, L. C. Wyman, Paul Hamlin. 

The guests present included Miss Olive Nutter, 
Miss Helen Files, Miss Sarah Wheeler, Miss 
Margaret Torrey, Mrs. Jesse D. Wilson, Mrs. 
Robert D. Perry, Mrs. Ralph P. Bodwell, Mrs. 
Joseph S. Stetson, Miss Mary Elliott, Miss Ruth 
Lovell, Miss Belle H. Smith, Mrs. Robert K. 
Eaton, Mrs. Algernon G. Chandler, Miss Alexina 
Lapointe, Miss Loretta Lapointe, Mrs. Alvah B. 
Stetson, Miss Elizabeth Scott, Miss Mary Allen, 
Miss Eveleen Priest and Miss Doris Shanahan of 
Brunswick, Miss Phylis Wyman of Bath, Miss 
Hazel Pine of Hartford, Conn., Miss Elizabeth 
Palmer of Peabody, Mass., Miss Hazel Bosch of 
Brockton, Mass., Miss Esther Wills of Lewiston, 
Mrs. W. P. Harrington, Miss Margaret Cole of 
South Portland, Miss Polly Frost of Nyack, N. 
Y., Miss Eloise Danforth, Miss Elizabeth Free- 
man, Miss Lucy Dean, Mrs. A. F. Dean, Mrs. 
Philip G. Clifford, Miss Marjorie Berry, Miss 
Eleanor Palmer, Miss Margaret Hinds, Miss 
Ernestine Hall of Portland, Miss Jean Dickison 
of Houlton, Miss Frances Coombs of Yarmouth, 
Miss Isabel Palmer of West Harpswell, Miss 
Lena Curtis of New York and Mrs. William 
B. Webb of Wabasha, Minn. 

1918— B. J. Bagley 

G. H. Blake 

L. C. Wyman 

A. W. Rountree. 
1919 — H. B. Sawyer. 
1920 — L. M. Goodrich. 
1921 — M. S. Coburne. 

L. H. Hatch. 
With exception of Military, Physical Training 
and Eng. 4 : 

1918 — O. L. Hamlin. 
1919 — G. H. Casey. 
1920 — E. H. Ellms 

H. M. Springer. 
1921— H. T. Morrill. 




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JULY 2, 1918 

No. 9 

Entered at Post Offic 

e at Brunswick as Second-Clas 

isMail Matter 


The year is over. It has been one filled with 
tmcertainty, difficulty, hardship, and while Bow- 
doin has had her share of each, the college has 
continually done its part and done it well. 

The year opened with an enrollment of some- 
what over three hundred and closed with the 
number close to two hundred. Although the 
exact figures are not at hand, it is thought that 
the Naval Reserve and the Officers' Training 
Camps have received the major part of the en- 

listments, while the Army and Naval Aviation 
are not far behind. The college is represented 
by a goodly number in all branches. 

Bowdoin's faculty, as well as the student body, 
is also well represented in the service. During 
the past year or more nine members have enlist- 
ed ; the college has been temporarily deprived of 
some of its most valued professors ; but in every 
case the curriculum has been sufficiently adjusted 
to meet the change. 

The college has co-operated with the Govern- 
ment in the fullest extent in keeping up every 
college activity during the general restlessness 
of this period. Bowdoin's athletic teams have 
done remarkably well under the conditions. The 
football team, without a regular coach, brought 
back to the college the title of "Maine State 
Champions." The track team minus its captain, 
a star hurdler, and its leading middle distance 
man, took third place in the New England Inter- 
collegiates. And the baseball team, although al- 
most disorganized at the finish through constant 
losses by enlistments, nevertheless made a credit- 
able showing on its spring trip, defeating both 
Williams and Wesleyan. Debating, public speak- 
ing, musical and classical clubs, social functions 
— all have been maintained and have kept the 
mind of the student occupied. 

The R.O.T.C. work begun last year under Cap- 
tain White» has been continued under the care- 
ful supervision of Major Duval. Not all col- 
leges have been able to boast of a Government 
Reserve Officers' Training Corps, as established 
at Bowdoin, and the students have rightly consid- 
ered themselves fortunate in having one here. 
In this connection, Bowdoin was the first college 
to institute a training course for the benefit of 
men enlisted in the Naval Reserve and back on 
furlough. The work has been carried on by 
Lieutenant Frost of Rockland and has been open 
only to men already enlisted. 

The year was deeply saddened by the loss to the 
college of one of its most beloved teachers-Henry 
Johnson, Professor of Modern Languages. Little 
can be said other than the fact that his memory 
will always be dearly cherished by all who came 
in the slightest contact with him. News has 
come also during the year of the death of two 
of our undergraduates, under the colors — Joseph 
R. Sandford of the Class of 1918, and Michael 
J. Delehanty of the Class of 1920. Both were 



well known and universally popular in college. 

Their loss has grieved the student body, but en- 
livened the spirit to strive all the more for the 
reparation and settlement which must come. 

Bowdoin has made many changes to meet the 
conditions of the times. Chief among these has 
been the election of a successor to the late and 
honored William DeWitt Hyde. Kenneth C. M. 
Sills, former dean, has been elected President of 
Bowdoin College, and Paul Nixon selected to 
fill the office of Dean. These elections have re- 
ceived the unqualified approval of the students 
and alumni alike, all of whom unite in predicting 
for the college a continuation of the same pros- 
perous course it has followed in the past. 

The general outlook is no more settled now 
than a year ago at this date. It is not yet known 
how large the entering class will be ; nor how 
many students will return in the fall. But, in 
the general run of events, Bowdoin will re-open 
next fall as usual, ready to progress as she has 
this past year, to keep up her standard in spite 
of difficulties, and to continue in cheerful perse- 


The following men were initiated into Phi 
Beta Kappa at the annual meeting of the Alpha 
of Maine, Wednesday morning. O. L. Hamlin 
'i8; G. H. Blake 'i8; R. C. Round? '18; B. A. 
Thomas '18; R. A. Foulkp '19; R. H. Haynes 
'19; H. B. Sawyer '19. Only one of this num- 
ber, O. L. Hamlin '18, was present, the remain- 
ing number being in the service. A. W. Roun- 
tree '18, was also elected to membership but 
will not be initiated until next June as he has 
only been a student at Bowdoin two years. The 
election of officers resulted as follows : Presi- 
dent, Frederick H. Gerrish '66; vice president, 
W. A. Moody '82; secretary-treasurer, G. C. 
Files '89; library committee, S. V. Cole '74, J. E. 
Chapman '■]■], W. W. Lawrence '98, M. P. Cram 
'04, S. P. Chase '05. 


At the meeting of the general Alumni Asso- 
ciation which was held Wednesday noon in the 
Union directly after the buffet luncheon, the fol- 
lowing officers were elected for three years: 

President C. T. Hawes '76 

Vice President Alpheus Sanford '76 

Secretary-Treasurer G. G. Wilder '04 

The following men were elected members of 
the Alumni Council : 
A. G. Staples '82. 
L. V. Walker '02. 
W. W. Lawrence '98. 
H. H. Pierce '96. 


In connection with the graduation exercises a 
Community Song Festival was held Wednesday 
afternoon in the Hyde Athletic Building for the 
benefit of the Red Cross. Gov. and Mrs. Mil- 
liken, members of his staff and Council, and 
Brunswick men called in the next draft were 
guests. About five hundred people were present. 
The artists were Raymond Havens, pianist ; Miss 
Constance Purdy, contralto, and Romilly John- 
son, Bowdoin '06, baritone. A school chorus of 
125 voices, under the direction of Charles A. 
Warren; an adult chorus under the direction of 
Prof. Wass, and the choir of the St. John's 
Church under the direction of Rev. G. E. Ber- 
geron, sang, accompanied by the Brimswick Or- 
chestral Society. 


The President'.-: reception was held in Hub- 
bard Hall, from 8 to 10 Wednesday evening. In 
the receiving line were: President Kenneth C. 
M. Sills, Mrs. H. B. Robinson, Gov. and Mrs. 
Milliken and Mr. and Mrs. S. V. Cole. 


President Sills was inaugurated as eighth 
president of Bowdoin College Thursday morning 
in the College Church. The building was com- 
pletely filled with townspeople and guests of the 

Prayer was offered by Rev. Samuel V. Cole, 
D.D., LL.D., of the Class of 1874, vice president 
of the Board of Trustees of Bowdoin and presi- 
dent of Wheaton College. 

The address in behalf of the faculty was de- 
livered by Professor Charles T. Burnett. 

Hon. Clarence Hale, LL.D., of Portland, presi- 
dent of the Board of Overseers, delivered the 
investiture address, and said in part as follows: 

My Dear Mr. President: A little more than a 
century and a quarter ago, James Bowdoin and 
a fevv other Boston gentlemen met one evening 



in a room in Spring Lane and held a conference 
which afterwards resulted in a conclusion that: 
"In order that the moral sense of the eastern sec- 
tion be improved by culture of the arts and 
sciences, according to the sentiments and maxims 
of the fathers, a public seminary of learning be 
opened in the eastern district." Those in author- 
ity were moved to this conclusion largely by the 
letters and petitions of good ministers of the 
Gospel in the Maine district. Legislation follow- 
ed. Bowdoin College was born. A few years 
later, in 1802, President Joseph McKeen was call- 
ing his eight students by the thump of his cane 
upon the stairs down from their rooms in the 
second story of Massachusetts Hall, to morning 
and evening prayers, in the chapel on the first 
floor. By the goodness of God, in the growing 
years, six other Bowdoin presidents have done 
their work and gone to their reward — good men ; 
great men. I think it is not too much to say that 
the College has met the hope of its founders; it 
has pursued its upward course "in accordance 
with the sentiments and maxims of the fathers ;" 
it has "advanced education and religion." It has 
extended its beneficent hand to five generations 
of men. Four thousand and forty one students 
liave pursued a four years' course of liberal studies 
and have received the Bachelor's degree; 2,087 
young men have received the degree of Doctor 
of Medicine. And now we have come to this 
welcome day in its history when we are to invest 
a new president with the authority of his great 
office. I deem it a high privilege and honor to 
be permitted, in behalf of the government of the 
College, to give voice to its congratulations. 

When, in 1836, Harvard LTniversity celebrated 
its 200th-anniversary, President Quincy reminded 
its assembled friends that it was not with "a dis- 
play of dazzling and delusive words" that Har- 
vard should make a holiday, but rather with a 
view to its future service. And so, Mr. Presi- 
dent, the thing that stands before us today is 
service. How can we make the College help 
men? This is the same world the founders of 
the College saw a century ago. The human mind 
is the same. The human heart is the same. But 
there are more people in the world. Things have 
become more complicated, and the more compli- 
cated they have become, the more need of the 
College, the more need that the first purpose of 
its founders be restated: to teach righteousness; 

to teach first the righteousness that exalteth a 
nation. Presidents McKeen, Appleton, Allen and 
Woods saw the world, perhaps, as clearly as 
President Hyde did when in his inaugural ad- 
dress he spoke of the "infinite width of the celes- 
tial diameter which separates barbarism from 
civilization, the peaceful security of society from 
lawless violence and which shows how vital is 
the relationship between the College and the com- 
munity." But the college president of a century 
ago could hardly have imagined how terrible an 
illustration was possible of that "celestial diam- 
eter" between peaceful security and lawless vio- 

Five years ago the apostles of freedom the 
world over were feeling assured, in the language 
of a great English statesman, that the history of 
liberty was "showing a gradual, but sure, sub- 
stitution of freedom for force in the government 
of men." Of a sudden we awoke from our dream 
to find ourselves caught in the grip of a world 
war thrust upon us by a powerful autocracy to 
attain the mastery of the nations by a great 
crime, involving the slaughter of millions of men. 
It soon became clear that democracy is on trial ; 
that there is an irrepressible conflict between 
force and free government. 

In this conflict millions of young men from 
college and factory and farm in all the free na- 
tions of the world, are pouring out their blood. 
Upon our own nation now rests the burden. Upon 
her depends the decision. Her life is at stake. 
In the midst of war, Mr. President, let the first 
teaching of the College be that there can be but 
one end to such a conflict ; that as sure as God 
reigns, Freedom shall triumph over Force, and 
will accept no peace but by a final and conclu- 
sive victory. Let this teaching be a part of col- 
lege education and religion. At a time like this, 
I should be ashamed if I did not put this teaching 
as the first duty of the College in helping men; 
for this pertains to the teaching of righteousness 
which the founders of the College inculcated. 
They .msant the College to be sacred to sound 
learning. But they meant above all — and we 
mean above all — that it be "sacred to Liberty and 
the Rights of Mankind. When William Pitt, the 
great commoner, was ruling England in the 
Seven Years War in the middle of the iSth cen- 
tury, his presence was a personal inspiration and 
an irresistible driving power in carrying the war 



to victory. It was said of him that no person 
went into his presence without becoming at once 
a braver man. Mr. President, let no young man 
breathe the air of Bowdoin College during this 
world conflict without at once becoming a bet- 
ter citizen and a braver man. 

In accepting the keys of the College, Presi- 
dent Sills said in part : 

In accepting from your hands, sir, the keys of 
Bowdoin College, I am deeply sensible of the 
honor, the duties and the responsibilities which 
the governing boards have imposed upon me. 
Such responsibilities can never be lightly as- 
sumed; but to succeed in the presidency a man 
like William DeWitt Hyde, in such critical and 
tmcertain days as these, is made possible only by 
the generous assurance of support and co-opera- 
tion from the governing boards, from the faculty 
and from the students, alumni and friends of 
Bowdoin. I should like here also to thank the 
representatives of other colleges in New Eng- 
land, whose presence with us today shows that 
we are working out our academic problems to- 
gether : 

"We share our mutual woes ; 
Our mutual burdens bear; 
And often for each other flows 
The sympathizing tear." 

An inauguration is inevitably a time for look- 
ing ahead, for announcing plans and formulating 
policies for the future. This year such a pro- 
gram is uncommonly difficult. We do not yet 
realize what sacrifices we shall as a Nation be 
called upon to make, before the war is won and 
a righteous peace established. Perhaps in the 
next years our halls of learning will be as de- 
nuded of students as are the proudly war-scarred 
universities of Oxford and Cambridge and Paris 
and Rome today. These few seniors happily 
present here to represent a class six times as 
large, the long honor roll of undergraduates al- 
ready in service, a fourth of the faculty absent 
in war work, the financial burdens and worries 
that the times exact — these things attest in part 
what the war means to us. Half of the heart 
of the College is now in France, and the remain- 
ing half here beats in sympathy, its thoughts 
largely over there. Nor is it an exaggeration to 
say that these conditions and these sacrifices, 
which are probably only a small beginning, are 
due in no small measure to the leadership of our 

American colleges in National life during the 
past four years. 

And back of all we undertake, more important 
than the necessarily complicated methods and ma- 
chinery of modern college administration, must 
be the impelling, driving spiritual force. "In 
college we deal with the spirits of men, not with 
their fortunes," wrote once a distinguished teach- 
er. Our aim is not vocational ; our goal is not 
efificiency. We hold that the real object of edu- 
cation is to make men free intellectually and 
spiritually, to develop the resourceful mind in 
a strong Christian character. Education concern 
is itself primarily with the individual. It stri-\?es 
to make him not only more useful, but a happier, 
more tolerant man. A person who in his forma- 
tive years becomes acquainted even somewhat 
distantly, with the best in literature and science 
and art, who has had some training in philosophi- 
cal and religious thought, and in the historical 
point of view has within himself resources that 
will grow only more potent and more delightful 
with age. These are all truisms but they need 
constant repetition. The things of the spirit are 
the eternal things; they live on and endure when 
war and lust of conquest have passed. Think 
how many changes of government, what political 
revolutions, what devastating wars the ancient 
universities of Europe have witnessed. At times 
they have been in invaders' hands ; often they 
have had temporarily to suspend. But Learning, 
the handmaid of Freedom and Truth, though 
crushed to earth will always rise again. This 
College after the sacrifices of the Civil War 
emerged only the more serene. And thus we 
doubt not it shall be in the future. 

Changes in administration and in detail there 
will of course be, some of them temporary such 
as are already contemplated to suit war con- 
ditions ; others more lasting to adapt our course 
to an ever changing world. But we shall be true 
to the ancient traditions, the ancient heritage of 
this institution; the spirit of the College will live 

When years have clothed the lines in moss 
That tell our names and day. 

And we shall strive to be true to those prin- 
ciples not only for ourselves, but for our beloved 
country. There is being fought now and there 
will be fought many years after the war ends, 
the conflict between materialism and idealism. 


Through the terrible but purifying fires of war 
we are readjusting our ideas on the real values 
of life. In the nineteenth century there was 
antagonism between the humanities and science, 
until science won her rightful position in the 
world of thought. Today all that is changed ; 
science and the older studies are allies in a com- 
mon cause. In reading the admirable report of 
the English Committee appointed by the Prime 
Minister to inquire into the position of Natural 
Science in the Educational System of Great 
Britain one is struck by this sentence : "While 
science should be valued as the bringer of pros- 
perity and power to the individual of the nation, 
it must never be divorced from those literary and 
historical studies which touch most naturally the 
heart and the hopes of mankind." Science is 
fast being humanized ; it may not be too much to 
hope that the humanities may be humanized too. 
So science and letters both consecrated and vivi- 
fied may train the soul of the nation. 

Those are some of the hopes and fears that we 
entei;tain for the College as we start to carry on 
her work under a new administration, nurtured 
and strengthened by the influence of that great 
presidency that closed last June. Some of these 
fears may be groundless ; many of these hopes 
will not be fulfilled. But with the aid and sym- 
pathy of all friends of the College we trust in 
this far eastern corner of our country to keep 
burning in the shrine of scholarship and litera- 
ture the lamp that has lighted the path of so 
many sons of Bowdoin in the past. It is not a 
garish light; but there is something warm and 
tnheartening in its flame. It has made happier 
not only men who are enrolled in the book of 
Fame but many whose duties carry them along 
shaded paths and quiet streets. In these dark 
days it burns clearly on. "He was our only 
child," wrote to me the father of one of our boys 
killed in action in France, "and while our loss is 
irreparable, we are with you proud of the 
achievements of his brief life and glad to re- 
member that we gave him an education the last 
of which was the wonderful inspiration and 
broadening influences received at Bowdoin which 
shall last through all eternity." That is one illus- 
tration of dealing with the spirits of men, not 
with their fortunes. And because we believe that 
in acquainting men with the best that has been 

said and thought in the world and in training 
them to carry that idealism into action we can 
contribute to them the most happiness and to the 
nation the best service ; because we believe that, 
we shall continue to give at Bowdoin College a 
liberal education. 


Commencement Week was closed Thursday by 
the Commencement Dinner held in the Gymna- 
sium directly after the exercises. It is estimated 
that about 500 graduates and guests of the Col- 
lege were present. President Sills presided and 
announced that the Class of 1878 had won the 
cup for the highest per cent -of its living grad- 
uates present at Commencement with 53%. The 
Class of 1888 was second with 47% of its mem- 
bers present. G. G. Wilder '04, secretary of the 
Alumni Association, read letters from President 
Wilson, Secretary Daniels, Bishop Walsh, Pres- 
ident Lowell of Harvard and President Hadley 
of Yale. 

H. P. Davison, chairman of the American Red 
Cross, was the first speaker. He recounted at 
some length the work of the Red Cross abroad 
and told of some very interesting experiences in 
France. He also paid a splendid tribute to 
Flarvey D. Gibson '02, general manager of the 
Red Cross. 

Hon. Leslie C. Cornish, chief justice of the 
Supreme Judicial Court of Maine, brought the 
greetings of the State in the absence of Gov. Mil- 
liken, who was obliged to leave early. 

President Chase of Bates, dean of President 
of New England Colleges since the death of 
President Hyde, spoke for the other Maine Col- 

Dean F. W. Nicolson of Wesleyan gave a very 
witty speech concerning the work and character 
of a college dean. 

Donald B. MacMillan '98, was the only rep- 
resentative of a reunion class called upon. He 
presented the College with a mounted polar bear, 
the largest of thirty-two which he had killed in 
the North. 

President Ferry of Hamilton and Rev. A. D. 
Leavitt of Portland also spoke. 

Directly after the inaugural of President Sills 
Thursday morning, the Commencement Exer- 



cises of the College were held. Harlan L. Har- 
rington spoke on "Is Americanization a Suc- 
cess?" and Paul C. Young spoke on "The War 
and American Utility." 

CLASS OF 1918 
Azvardcd the Degree of Bachelor of Arts 

Albion, Robert Greenhalgh, Portland. 

Bachelder, Calvin Leslie, Gardiner. 

Bagley, Bradbury Julian, Jacksonville. 

Bernard, Wilfrid Olivier, Auburn. 

Blake, George Horace, Mount Vernon. 

Blanchard, Hugh Waldo, Cumberland Center. 

Brown, Vernon Lamson, Portland. 
• DeMott, George Stuart, Portland. 

Freeman, Elliot, Portland. 

Hamlin, Jean Paul, Milo. 

Hamlin, Oscar Lawrence, Milo. 

Harrington, Harlan Lewis, Portland. 

Haskell, Henry Carvill, Brunswick. 

Jones, Linwood Harry, Carmel. 

Keigwin, Richard Paine, Mt. Vernon, N. Y. 

Matthews, John Bowers, Troy, N. Y. 

Murch, Clyde Stanley, South Casco. 

Pendleton, Ralph Walter, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Pierce, Howard Thayer, Portland. 

Prosser, Albert Laurence, Lisbon Falls. 

Reynolds, John Thomas, New Haven, Conn. 

Rounds, Robert Cressy, Gorham. 

Rountree, Abner Welborne, Swainsboro, Ga. 

Simonton, William Wagg, Yarmouthville. 

Smith, Milan James, Woolwich. 

Steams, Timothy Raymond, Rumford. 

Stetson, Robert Stanwood, Brunswick. 

Stewart, Norman Daniel, Richmond. 

Tang, Kuan-Shang, Hankow, China. 

Thomas, Boyce Allen, Westbrook. 

Van Wart, William Haley, Cherryfield. 

Warren, Manfred Lawrence, Gorham. 

Woodworth,Paul Lewis, Fairfield. 

Wyman, Leland Clifton, Livermore Falls. 

Young, Paul Campbell, Cleburne, Tex. 
Azvardcd the Degree of Bachelor of Science 

Allen, Amos Lawrence, Dalton, Mass. 

Dean, Archibald Sweetland, Woodfords. 

Joyce, Gerald Stanley, Gloucester, Mass. 

Parker, William Bradstreet, Groveland, Mass. 

Smith, Edward Staples Cousens, Biddeford. 
Names of Men Upon Whom the Degree of Doc- 
tor of Medicine Was Conferred in Port- 
land, Maine, March 2, ipi8 


Carll, Francis Whipple, Waterboro. 
Chenery, Frederick Lincoln, Jr., B.S., Wayne. 
Christy, George Linsley, A.B., Bath. 
Dorman, Horatio Nelson, A.B., Franklin, N. H. 
Dyer, Curtis William, Cornish. 
Dyer, Henry Lathrop, Fryeburg. 
Follett, Earl Christie, Davidson. 
Freeman, William Everett, Bath. 
Hamel, John Ralph, A.B., Portland. 
Hubbard, Roswell Earle, A.B., Hatfield, Mass. 
Ireland, Allen Gilbert, Cambridge, Mass. 
Kimball, James Calvin, Dorchester, Mass. 
Moulton, Manning Cole, A.B., Portland. 
Small, William Drew, A.B., Brunswick. 
Stanhope, Charles Nason, A.B., Dover. 
Stevenson, Frank White, St. John, N. B. 
Taber, Thomas Henry, New Bedford, Mass. 
Topham, John James, Springvale. 


Members of the Graduating Class in the Service 

Babbitt, Frank Peva, Augusta. 

Bigelow, Murray Murch, South Paris. 

Call, Edwin Clifford, Dexter. 

Chase, Elton Fletcher, Quincy, Mass. 

Claff, Clarence Lloyd, Randolph, Mass. 

Colter, Lloyd Osborne, Marinette, Wis. 

Coombs, Whitney, East Orange, N. J. 

Daggett, Neil Eugene, Milo. 

Donnell, Orrin Smith, Brunswick. 

Edwards, John Richards, Jr., Bristol, R. I. 

Farmer, Glenn, Farmington. 

Freese, John Benjamin, Framingham, Mass. 

Gray, Alfred Shirley, Portland. 

Gray, Julian Eliot, Lubec. 

Hanson, Stanwood Lincoln, Woodfords. 

Hazeltine, Frank Durham, Belfast. 

Hildreth, Edward Ernest, Wollaston, Mass. 

Johnson, Philip Marshall, Woodfords. 

MacCormick, Franklin Dugald, Framingham, 

Macdonald, Ralph Everett, Portsmouth, N. H. 

McQuillan, Arthur Harold, Skowhegan. 

Manderson, Harold Andrew, Portland. 

Mooers, Horatio Tobey, "Skowhegan. 

Moulton, Albert Otis, West Roxbury, Mass. 

Needelman, William Ralph, Portland. 

Norton, Bela Winslow, Thomaston. 

Palmer, Karl Vernon, Woodfords. 


Peacock, Roland Hall, Freeport. 
Philbrick, Maurice Swain, Skowhegan. 
Ridlon, Percy Sewall, Gorham. 
Ripley, William Lewis, Lynn, Mass. 
Roper, Daniel Calhoun, Jr., Washington, D. C. 
*Sandford, Joseph Ralph, Skowhegan. 
Savage, Willard Arnold, Plymouth, Mass. 
Schlosberg, Richard Turner, Portland. 
Sloggett, John Bolton, Saco. 
Spear, Roy, Warren. 

Stanley, Everett Luscomb, East Milton, Mass. 
Walker, William Edmund, Castine. 
Wass, Everett Langdon, Cherryfield. 
Whalen, Frank Edward, Bath. 
Wood, Merle Ashley, W. Boylston, Mass. 
Woodman, Karl Ayer, Peabody, Mass. 
Young, Herman Arthur, Peabody, Mass. 
* Lieutenant in Royal Flying Corps ; killed in 
action in France, April, 1918. 

Magna Cum Laude — B. J. Bagley, G. H. Blake, 

L. C. Wyman, A. W. Rountree. 

Cum Laude— R. G. Albion, W. O. Bernard, O. 

L, Hamlin, R. C. Rounds, W. W. Simonton, B. 

A. Thomas, P. C. Young. 


Charles Carroll Everett Scholarship — Leland 
Clifton Wyman, Class of 1918. 

Henry W. Longfellow Graduate Scholarship — 
Hal Saunders White, Class of 1917. 

David Sewall Premium — Reginald McLellan 
Howe, Special. 

Class of 1868 Prize — Abner Welborne Roun- 
tree, Class of 19 [8. 

Smyth Mathematical Prize — Leland Matthew 
Goodrich, Class of 1920. 

Sewall Greek Prize — George Hunt Casey, 
Class of 1919. 

Sewall Latin Prize — Myron Halburton Avery, 
Class of 1920. 

Goodwin Commencement Prize — Paul Camp- 
bell Young, Class of 1918. 

Pray English Prize — Lloyd Osborne Colter, 
Class of 1918. 

Goodwin French Prize — Frank Howarth Or- 
merod, Class of 1921. 

Noyes Political Economy Prize — Bradbury 
Julian Bagley, Class of 1918. 

Brown Composition Prizes — First: Abner Wel- 
borne Rountree, Class of 1918 ; second : Horatio 
Tobey Mooers, Class of 1918. 

Class of 1875 Prize in American History — Roy 
Anderson Foulke, Class of 1919. 

Bradbury Debating Prizes — First prizes: Har- 
ry Helson, Class of 1921, Nahum Park Moore, 
Special, Fred Babson Chadbourne, Class of 1919; 
second prizes : John Garnett Young, Class of 
1921, Floyd Harvey Hatch, Class of 1921, Edgar 
Curtis Taylor, Class of 1920. 

Hawthorne Prize — Horatio Tobey Mooers, 
Class of 1918. 

Alexander Prizes in Public Speaking— First 
prize: Gordon Sweat Hargraves, Class of 1919; 
second prize: Maurice Sydney Coburne, Class of 

Philo Sherman Bennett Prize — No award. 

Almon Goodwm Prize — Robert Hammond 
Haynes, Class of 1919. 

Hiland Lockwood Fairbanks Prize in Debat- 
ing — Paul Campbell Young, Class of 1918. 

Hiland Lockwood Fairbanks Prizes in Public 
Speaking — First: Maurice Sidney Coburne, Class 
of 1921; second: George Gordon Gumming, 
Class of 1921. 

Brown Memorial Scholarships — Robert Green- 
halgh Albion, Class of 1918; Leslie Whidden 
Pearson, Class of 1919; Henry William Lamb, 
Class of 1920; Philip Henry McCrum, Class of 

Colonel William H. Owen Premium — Robert 
Greenhalgh Albion, Class of 1918. 


Doctor of Science : Winford Henry Smith of 
the Class of 1899. 

Doctor of Divinity: Ashley Day Leavitt, pas- 
tor of the State Street Congregational Church in 

Doctor of Science : Donald Baxter MacMillan 
of the Class of 1898. 

Doctor of Science: Charles Clifford Hutchins 
of the Class of 1883. 

Doctor of Laws: Leslie Colby Cornish, chief 
justice Supreme Judicial Court of Maine. 

Doctor of Laws: Henry Pomeroy Davison of 
New York and Washington, chairman of the 
War Council of the American Red Cross. 


No. of 
Phi Theta Upsilon .... 24 

Sigma Nu 26 

Theta Delta Chi 30 

Non-Fraternity 37 

Alpha Delta Phi 16 

Kappa Sigma 22 

Beta Theta Pi 20 

Psi Upsilon 29 

Delta Upsilon 32 

Delta Kappa Epsilon . . 28 
Zeta Psi 19 




























Representing the State of Maine: 

His Excellency Carl Elias Milliken, LL.D., 
Governor of Maine, with his Staff. 

Members of the Governor's Council. 

Hon. Leslie Colby Cornish, LL.D., Chief Jus- 
tice of the Supreme Judicial Court. 

Augustus Orlofif Thomas, Ph.D., State Super- 
intendent of Public Schools. 

Hon. Harold Marsh Sewall, LL.B., Chairman 
of the Maine Committee of Public Safety. 
Representing New England Educational Institu- 
tions : 

Professor Edwin Herbert Hall, Ph.D., LL.D., 
Harvard University. 

Professor Byron Satterlee Hurlbut, A.M., 
Harvard University. 

Professor Henry Pratt Fairchild, Ph.D., Yale 

Professor Francis Greenleaf Allison, Ph.D., 
Brown University. 

Business Director Homer Eaton Keyes, A.M., 
Dartmouth College. 

Acting President George Henry Perkins, Ph.D., 
LL.D., University of Vermont. 

Acting President Henry Daniel Wild, M.A., 
Williams College. 

President Arthur Jeremiah Roberts, A.M., Col- 
by College. 

President David Nelson Beach, D.D., Bangor 
Theological Seminary. 

Dean George Daniel Olds, LL.D., Amherst 

Professor Harry- deForest Smith, M.A., Am- 
herst College. 

Dean Frank Walter Nicolson, M. A., Wesleyan 

Dean Ida Josephine Everett, A.M., Wheaton 

President Hermon Carey Bumpus, Ph.D., 
LL.D., Tufts College. 

Dean Frank George Wren, A.M., Tufts Col- 

Professor William Thompson Sedgwick, Ph.D., 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

President Robert Judson Aley, Ph.D., LL.D., 
University of Maine. 

President George Colby Chase, D.D., LL.D., 
Bates College. 

Professor Lyman Granville Jordan, Ph.D., 
Bates College. 

Professor Fred Austin Knapp, A.M., Bates 

Professor Fred Elmer Pomeroy, A.M., Bates 

Professor Ralph Dome Hetzel, LL.D., New 
Hampshire College of Agriculture and Mechanic 

Professor Mabel Elisabeth Hodder, Ph.D., 
Wellesley College. 

Professor Frank Hamilton Hankins, Ph.D., 
Clark University. 

President Howard Edwards, LL.D., Rhode 
Island State College. 
Other Guests: 

Henry Pomeroy Davison, LL.D., Chairman 
of the War Council, The American Red Cross. 

President Frederick Carlos Ferry, Ph.D., 
LL.D., Hamilton College. 

Professor Waterman Thomas Hewett, Ph.D., 
Cornell University. 

Rt. Rev. Benjamin Brewster, D.D., Bishop of 

Rev. Ashley Day Leavitt, B.D., Portland, 

Donald Baxter MacMillan, A.M., '98, Free- 
port, Maine. 


Word was received on Memorial Day that the 
petition of Phi Theta LTpsilon for the re-estab- 
lishment of Alpha Eta of Chi Psi at Bowdoin had 
been granted. 

Alpha Eta of Chi Psi was established at Bow- 
doin in October, 1844; the fourth national fra- 



ternity at Bowdoin, Phi Beta Kappa (honorary) 
having been established in 1825, Alpha Delta Phi 
in 1841, and Psi Upsilon in 1843. Owing to re- 
verses incident to the Civil War, Alpha Eta'Tje- 
came inactive in 1869. 

At one time the heads of the United States 
governmental bodies were all Bowdoin men and 
two were members of Alpha Eta of Chi Psi : Wil- 
liam P. Frye '50, was president of the Senate ; 
Thomas P. Reed, Eta, '60, was speaker of the 
House of Representatives, and Melville W. Ful- 
ler, Eta, '53, was Chief Justice of the Supreme 
Court. Other men who have been nationally 
prominent from the Eta of Chi Psi are as fol- 
lows : Brigadier General of Volunteers F. D. 
Sewall; Brigadier General Charles Roberts; 
Major General James J. Fessenden; Henry 
Stone, journalist; Samuel R. Crocker, journalist, 
founder of "Literary World"; Brevetted Major 
General, U. S. A., Francis Fessenden; Colonel 
A. W. Bradbury; W. A. Anderson, Consul Gen- 
eral Dominion of Canada; Brigadier General 
Thomas W. Hyde; Congressman T. A. D. Fes- 
senden; Edward C. Ingersoll, lawyer; Alex- 
ander J. Stone, president St. Paul Medical Col- 
lege; Brigadier General Thomas H. Hubbard. 

The alumni members of Alpha Eta now living- 
are: Rev. William C. Bond, D.D. '48, of San 
Francisco and second oldest alumnus of Bow- 
doin; George H. Theobald, M.D. '52, of Rich- 
mond; Gen. Henry Clay Wood, U.S.A. '54, of 
Portland; Malcolm Mclntyre of Ensor, Ky., and 
E. B. Merrill of New York City, both of the 
Class of 1857; A. S. Bradley of Chicago and H. 
M. Jordan of Washington, D. C, both of the 
Class of 1858; Albert O. Fellows '64 of Chicago; 
Henry W. Swasey '65 of Portland ; Joseph L. 
Bennett, M.D. '66 of Bridgton. 

With the re-establishment of Alpha Eta there 
will be nineteen active chapters of Chi Psi. The 
New England Alphas are located at Williams, 
Middlebury, Wesleyan, Amherst. 

The active members of Alpha Eta will be : 
From 1918, Bagley, Jones, Keigwin, A. L. Pros- 
ser and Stewart; from 1919, O. L. Berry, Chad- 
bourne, Gray, F. B. Morrison, Sawyer, Sylvester; 
from 1920, Clapham, H. L. Curtis, Dostie, Look, 
H. S. Prosser, Small, Tupper, Waltz; from 1921, 
J. L. Berry, Anderson, Bean, Fenderson, Hatch, 


Foyer-du-Soldat, No. 317. 

St. Nicholas-de-Port 

Department of Meurthe and Moselle 

April 26, 1918. 
Mr. Joyce, Editor Bowdoin Orient, 

Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine. 
My Dear Mr. Joyce: 

A copy of the Orient strayed into my hands 
the other day — just by the merest accident. It 
reminded me forcibly that I am still part and 
parcel of the "old college" across the water — a 
fact which I had by no means forgotten, for I 
think back to the boys very, very often. But 
things move very fast over here and they keep 
you absorbed — sometimes quite confused by the 
constantly changing conditions about you. You 
have little time to think; you just keep at your 
work, everlastingly at it, and forget everything 
for the moment except the tiny thing you are 
supposed to do in the big, big job on hand. And 
I assure you I had not forgotten my promise to 
write you a few lines concerning my work in 
France and particularly that part of it which has 
to do with the work of the Y.M.C.A. in the 
French Army. I think I have now got into the 
spirit deep enough to give you just the faintest 
picture of the enormous task which our generous 
people have undertaken to do for the fighting 
forces of the allied nations. 

Of the American Y.M.C.A. work among our 
own troops you have heard or seen enough and 
are already familiar with it, but possibly that 
phase of our work which has to do with the 
Allied Armies may have some new and interest- 
ing features for you. In common with five other 
members of the Y.M.C.A. unit which sailed on 
the Espagne in February, I had the good fortune, 
and it was a bit of rare good fortune, to be de- 
tailed to the French Army. It took nearly three 
weeks of rather weary waiting in Paris to get 
our French Army papers — evidently they look 
the candidates over very carefully ; but once they 
have pronounced you "safe," nothing is too good 
for you. We are given the utmost liberty and 
granted the most intimate confidence. They take 
you into their ranks and their hearts more like 
a brother than a fellow soldier. 

There are few rules for us to follow here, and 
what there are, are very simple; they may be 
Eummed up in the statement : Go where you are 


91 , 

sent, stay there until you are ordered somewhere 
else, and do your work to the best of your power 
and ability. The rest is — to use our own slang 
phrase — "up to you." And by the way, don't look 
upon the first two rules too lightly, for they mean 
just what they say. For example, two of our own 
French detail, one a University of Virginia man, 
and the other from Yale, were sent directly to 
the front. About two weeks after we separated 
to take up the work. I had a letter from Cutler, 
the Yale man, and in it he remarked that it was 
difficult writing two consecutive and sensible sen- 
tences for the Germans were paying their par- 
ticular respects to a hill some 400 yards distant 
from his hut and the noise of the bursting shells 
was a bit disturbing to a novice. Still he re- 
marked that he was getting quite used to it. The 
only thing that really disturbed him was the fact 
that the concussion was joggling all his canteen 
cups off from the shelves. This may sound to 
you like bravado, but I assure you it was not ; he 
is a fellow of wonderful nerve — one of the right 
kind, -for the Y.M.C.A. expects its members to 
show the same courage as the soldier. I have 
heard some very interesting stories of how old, 
war-hardened French soldiers will watch the 
new man to see if he will wince. But be care- 
ful, don't do it; don't show the least sign of the 
white feather; if you do, your influence is gone 
and you might as well try your luck somewhere 
else or go home. The French army expects you 
to show the same morale as its own fearless men ; 
in fact, you are expected to aid in strengthening 
this very necessary asset in the economy of war. 
Many of our younger men go directly to the 
front, both in the American and in the French 
Army — commonly with the regiment or division 
to which they are attached and live in "Aleris" 
about 200 or 300 yards back of the front line while 
the section is in action and they commonly re- 
turn with the men when they are placed "en 
repos" (about five to seven days) or "en per- 
mission" (commonly eight to ten or twelve 
days). More usually, however, the Y.M.C.A. 
are attached to a Hut (Barrack in French) in 
the midst of some rest billet, or to one of the 
very pretty and comfortable permant Foyer lo- 
cated in some of the villages or towns just in 
the rear of the battle zone. Those constructed 
for the soldiers en repose are some six or eight 
miles back, but still in the front or battle zone 

but within quick striking distance of the trenches 
in case of need, which by the way, arises pretty 
often ; those Foyer which are designated for en 
permission, the longer rest, are usually from 
thirty to fifty miles back and sometimes more. 
These last are away from all the noise and con- 
fusion of the fighting area. Chance, and I know 
I must call it good luck, placed me on the second 
territory, the billets for brief rest in the fighting 
zone. At the present moment this whole terri- 
tory south of Verdun appears to be quiet ; all the 
hard fighting is well to the north of us. But we 
get all the reaction of the war wherever it may 
be, for we get men coming and going. Some 
scarcely half an hour out of the trenches with 
full equipment and for heavy action ; some wash- 
ed up and spick and span clean are ready to go 
back into the mud again. There is always enough 
doing — never many idle moments — for you can 
never tell when a new regiment or division will 
be dumped down on your Foyer. When they 
come there is a rush immediately, for everyone 
is anxious to get a few letters home. So it is 
here, everything changes quickly here in the war 
zone — today and for a few days to come, you 
have several thousand fine fellows with little to 
do but enjoy your hospitable Foyer, tomorrow 
they are gone — disappeared like the proverbial 
Arab. The only sign that you have of their 
leaving is the jolt and jar of heavy camions and 
the horse-drawn convoys. Soon or late, you see 
every arm of the service, from the light infantry 
to the heaviest field pieces with complete equip- 
ment and gun crews. You get as accustomed to 
the sight of moving regiments and batteries as 
you do of the passing crowds on the streets of 
some big city. 

As I have already said, our sector in the south 
has been very quiet this spring. Things are "do^ 
ing" to the north but here comparative quiet pre- 
vails except now and then when the American 
boys to the south of us get stirring things up 
with the big guns — and this happens quite often. 
Still everything is relative in this world anyway, 
and at home we would scarcely look upon this as 
a distinctly quiet and peaceful country. When 
I first arrived, the roar of the guns on the front 
was almost continuous and sometimes heavy 
enough to rock your bed. Of late it has broken 
out only occasionally, as I said, and then usually 
at night. This last is due to the mutual raiding 



which you hear described in the papers. Sad 
as it always is, to be reminded that during these 
raids some poor fellows are being killed or maim- 
ed, still, viewed from a little distance, it is a 
beautiful sight to watch in the sky over the line 
on a dark night. For a long while the low hori- 
zon will be pale blue — almost white — with the 
glare of the star shells which are exploded to lo- 
cate the enemy. Then every few moments — not 
infrequently incessantly — the sky is flashed red 
with the explosion of the big guns. This will 
last for a half hour or more and all will quiet 
down for a time. Before you get thoroughly ac- 
customed to it, it makes you sit up a bit and think 
— all that hell of fire only *** miles away and 
well within reach of the big Lizzies, almost 
within striking distance. But the worry doesn't 
last long; there is too much to do during the day 
and you are too sleepy at night to waste any 
time worrying about the big guns, at least until 
they get more familiar than those have been of 

The big fun during the day is to watch the air- 
men. The whole front is thick with them at 
times. But here again you get so accustomed to 
the sound of the whirring motors that you scarcely 
look up to see the big birds — for they do look 
exactly like big birds or dragon flies way up 
in the air. It is only when we get the visits 
from the big Gothars that things get merry. Then 
the alerie usually rings from the cathedral towers, 
the air is filled with the little white puffs of the 
bursting shrapnel from the anti-aircraft guns. 
The French planes rise and start out in pursuit; 
and then the fun (?) begins. It is pretty serious 
fun for the poor fellows sometimes. Only this 
morning I saw a brush between two big planes 
and truly, they were so high up in the air that 
it was almost impossible to see them. They were 
both just the merest specks in the sky. 

Most of the planes in this region are only the 
local "avions de chasse" — scouts, which watch 
the border. 

But I have wandered away from the question 
of moment to our Y.M.C.A. men — the work with 
the French soldiers. It is perfectly wonderful; 
they are the finest lot of men that ever shoulder- 
ed a gun — our own boys excepted, of course. But 
it will take our boys — sturdy, fine fellows that 
they are — many a month before they can become 
the steady, well disciplined, war-hardened vet- 

erans that the French are today. All France is 
just one grand, wonderfully organized fighting 
machine. I had never dreamed of anything like 
it. You need not worry at home, the French are 
in it to the end — they never will be beaten, not 
as long as there is a Frenchman standing. And 
now that the big stimulus of our American aid 
and particvilarly of our American soldiers as re- 
serves is assured, the outlook is splendid in spite 
of some temporary reverses to the north. All we 
need at home is some of this splendid spirit of 
confidence and determination that we see here. 
It is perfectly infectious — you are no more in 
doubt as to the final issue than you are that to- 
morrow will dawn for somebody, somewhere. 
Hang to it with all your might and don't let any 
man miss his opportunity to help solve the big 
problem and to solve it quickly. And we are all 
going to solve it — there is no question about it. 
And it will be solved just the moment good old 
America brings the full weight of its enormous 
force and power to bear — to help out these won- 
derful people over here. 

To work actually with and among the French 
soldiers is the most wonderful opportunity of a 
lifetime. I would not have missed it for anything 
in the world. We have hundreds of them come into 
our Foyer (as the barracks are called in France) 
every day. Poor fellows ! They are all tired 
to death of the long war, as indeed all the peo- 
ple of Europe are. But they have no thought 
of weakening, not for an instant. They have 
more confidence today than they had on the open- 
ing day of the war, for they have met the Ger- 
mans on even terms time after time and they 
have better fighting power and staying force than 
the Boches with all their years of preparation. 
And the poilu himself — he is the finest man in 
the world to deal with. Just hold out a hand to 
him when he comes into your Foyer, the hand of 
a brother, a fellow human being; talk with him 
a bit about his wounds or the cross that he wears 
on his breast (and some of them have a whole 
row of them) ; get him to tell you about his 
home, his wife, or his children — and some of the 
soldiers have scarcely seen anything of these last 
for three or four years. Just show this little bit 
of interest in their welfare and you will see the 
old fire flash out of their eyes in an instant. They 
are all attention in a moment and they will sit 
with you for any length of time that you are will- 



ing to give them. I have a little private desk of 
my own in one cosy corner of the Foyer and 
when nothing else is to be done I call some one 
or two of the boys up to sit with me, and little 
by little get their confidence. They are just wait- 
ing for a chance to tell somebody some of the 
things that trouble them and they feel so much 
better (or certainly look it) when they have un- 
burdened their minds or their hearts. Strange 
as it may seem the poilu does not go to his 
French Director (there is one of these also in 
every big Foyer in France). The latter are the 
natural managers of the institutions and the link 
which connects the Foyer with the French Army 
of which we are a part. The special duty of the 
American directors is the development of the 
morale and the intellectual (possibly it might be 
better to say educational) side of the work. The 
French directors are commonly veteran soldiers 
usually blesses, or most commonly of all convales- 
cents, who have been deemed unfit for the heavy 
service of war. They are invariably from the 
ranks and this, by the way, is to my mind the 
only mistake the French have made in develop- 
ing their side of the Foyer work. The French 
poilu looks upon his French director invariably 
with slight (possibly the slightest bit) of dis- 
dain; with a sort of why-are-you-here air. And 
the reason is that his director has, in most in- 
stances, enjoyed no better opportunities in life 
than the poilu. Those who were here at the time 
of the opening of the joint Union Franco-Anieri- 
caine, as it is called, say that the atmosphere 
changed instantly when the American Y.M.C.A. 
took up its work with the French Army. Not 
only did good sound administration take the place 
of rather lax and tardy management; but what 
is of much greater importance, the tone of the 
Foyer itself changed instantly. The Y.M.C.A. 
very wisely sent trained men to do the work; 
rnen chosen from most responsible positions in 
every walk of life. Today the French soldier 
always seeks out a Foyer where there is an 
American director if he can find one. And there 
are today very few Foyers in France without 
them. Still we have a great demand for them 
here still. 

Our Foyer is a really very beautiful one. Tt 
was an old banqueting hall of the city of St. 
Nicholas, which before the war had 30,000 in- 
habitants. It now has scarcely 5,000, for it is 

in the war zone. On the upper floor we have 
a big open reception, reading and writing room 
filled with tables and benches, inkstands, pads, 
games, etc. At one end of the hall is a good 
stage with piano, music racks, etc. We have ex- 
cellent concerts twice a week, given by local 
talent in the town or (most commonly) from the 
Army. There is an abundance of talent to be had 
always. At the same end of the hall is the can- 
teen where the soldiers can obtain their coffee, 
chocolate and tea. At the other end of the hall 
just at the entrance is our office or bureau. We 
have an immediate oversight of all who comes 
and goes into the hall. Very few get by us with- 
out a good cordial handshake. We make them 
feel that they are at home. And it is at the 
desk also that we give out the writing paper, the 
post cards and the books and games. By the way, 
we have quite a library — many French books and 
some English ones. Down stairs we have show- 
er baths for officers and men with hot and cold 
water; also bowls and toilets. You will perhaps 
think that we are rather luxurious in our appoint- 
ments, but it may suffice to say that this is the 
big central Foyer of the whole sector, immediate- 
ly to the south of Nancy. It has been purposely 
developed by the French Army as a model of its 
sort. We are doing our best to bring it up to the 
standard expected of us. 

I have written a very long letter, I know, but 
somehow I couldn't help doing it. I know the 
Bowdoin man's heart straight to the bottom, and 
I know very well what each one thinks way down 
deep in that heart. And that secret, quiet thought 
that he is keeping is just what he ought to speak 
out openly, freely — it is the old cry of the pa- 
triots of '76 and '61. 

Please give my love (I mean this word — don't 
change it) to all the boys. Tell them I miss them 
every day; never cease to think of them, never. 
And especially when I get into the midst of a 
bunch of several hundred horizon-blue French 
soldiers, all just as brown as berries, with mus- 
cles as hard as steel, all jolly as they can be, 
eager to hear everything about the boys in Amer- 

Please give a kind remembrance to the mem- 
bers of the Faculty also, and to all connected with 
the college in any capacity. 

Most sincerely yours, 

George T. Files. 



Charles A. Leighton '08 of Portland has re- 
cently returned from construction work in 
France. Among his observations of his experi- 
ence are the following : "Paris at night is a dead 
'-ity. The lights are out at half-past nine, and ? 
fine is imposed upon every citizen who allows a 
ray of light to be seen from his window. Nobody 
talks of anything nor is interested in anything 
but the war. At present every person in Paris 
is allowed two cents' worth of flour a week. 
Ground beans and peas form the chief substi- 

He expresses unbounded admiration for the 
work of the American Red Cross. He declares 
that during an air raid the American unit was 
on the job before any city organization had made 

©n tlje Campus 

College will re-open Sept. 26. 

Mitchell '19 has recently enlisted in Naval Av- 

The marshal of the Commencement Parade 
was W. W. Lawrence '98. The Class of 1901 
was given precedence over the other classes in 
honor of President Sills. 

The alumnus from the greatest distance pres- 
ent at Commencement was Sterling Fessenden 
'96, from Shanghai, China. 

The engagement of Thomas '18, to Miss Ruth 
Lovell of Brunswick was announced during Com- 
mencement Week. 

The Class of 1901 gave President Sills a din- 
ner in Portland Thursday night. 

The subject assigned for the Pray English 
Prize competition was "The Dramatic Element 
in the Poetry of Robert Frost" and eleven essays 
were submitted. The judges appointed by the 
alumni, Mr. John Chapman of Brunswick and 
Mr. J. Webber of the Phillips Exeter Acad- 
emy considered the three best essays to be those 
of Lloyd O. Colter, O. L. Hamlin and Robert 
W. Morse. The prize was awarded by the judges 
to Mr. Colter because, concentrating upon the 
problem involved in the assigned subject, he gave 
the most complete definition of "the dramatic 
element," and the most thorough critical and 
technical analysis of Frost's work from this 
standpoint. Mr. Chapman gave honorable men- 
tion to the essays of Bateman Edwards, M. J. 
Smith and R. P. Keig'win. 

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NO. 10 


The first Sunday chapel was conducted by 
President Sills in the customary effective man- 
ner. The subject of his talk, "Discipline and 
Leadership," was one well suited to introducing 
the new students to the spirit and aim of the 
college. He spoke of the wealth of traditions 
which are Bowdoin's and of how their influence, 
together with college training had produced men 
of whom the nation is proud; men who stand 
on their own feet and who declare their convic- 
tions fearlessly. The theme of the talk was 
summed up by President Sills in this appropriate 
quotation from Horace : "A man tenacious in 
his purpose in a righteous cause stands firm 
through all terrors of earth and heaven and if 
the falls, the ruins strike him unafraid." 

The College hymn was sung at the close of 
the service. 


Friday night witnessed a big time on the 
campus; the first rally of the college year, when 
practically the whole college gathered for a 
"night before" the first football game. There 
have been many of these in the past ; but none 
like this, to which members of the S.A.T.C., 
college students in the service of their country, 
in their respective platoons, singing their various 
songs, marched to the stand where Lieutenant 
Melton presided. 

Songs, speeches, and cheering were the rule 
of the evening. The singing was under the di- 
rection of Lieutenant Melton, who, as President 
Sills said, is trying to make Bowdoin into a 
"singing college." Judging by Friday night, he 
surely has enough volume with which to start. 

Then President Sills and Dean Mitchell made 
short speeches, in which they expressed- their ap- 
prectiation of the fact that a football team was 
to be allowed, and the hope that Bowdoin would 
indeed be "First in Football." After a few- 
words by Captain Drummond, Jack Magee, who 
returned wounded from France, made a speech 
in which he compared football with the great 
game of war, showing how closely related they 
are. He said that football will make good 

officers, and is the one game we should keep 
alive, with the old Bowdoin spirit. 

After cheers for the team, and a long Bow- 
doin yell which made echoes all about, the rally 
then broke up, with both students and team full 
of confidence and "pep." 


On Tuesday the 8th, the flag at the college 
was lowered to half-mast in honor of three Bow- 
doin men who have lost their lives in the service ; 
Lieutenant Albert D. Holbrook, '19, who died in 
a German prison camp; Lieutenant Frank D. 
Hazeltine, '18, v\fho was killed in action Septem- 
ber I2th; and Private Carroll E. Fuller, '12, who 
died at Camp Devens. 


While the epidemic of influenza has spread 
over the coimtry, Bowdoin has been fortunate 
indeed in escaping serious results among the 
students. Of the following' cases of sickness re- 
ported at the infirmary since the opening of the 
college, only nine have been influenza, while 
there are but six patients now at the infirmary. 
Those reported include : 

E. H. Stanley, Francis Fagone, Pierce Clark, 
Leslie Clark, Douglass A. Haddock, P. H. Mc- 
Crum, LeRoy Day, Allan Blodgett, John Flynn, 
Frank Omerod, Raymond Lang, Vergil Mc- 
Gorill, Leslie Norwood, R. H. Fogg, Brooks Tib- 
bctts, Frank St. Clair, Proctor Jfimes, Alexander 

Of the above named, E. H. Stanley, has been 
the most seriously ill. Following an attack of 
influenza, he contracted pneumonia, and has been 
confined ever since. At present, however, he is 
gaining rapidly, and is now able to be out of 


The Bowdoin Orient was established in 1871 
and since that time has ne^er, for any reason, 
been compelled to discontinue its publication. 
This year Bowdoin has, to a great extent, been 
converted into a L^nited States Army Training 
Camp. Men in the S.A.T.C. are, of course, not 
allowed to have any active connection with a 



college paper, as it would be necessary to give 
to it more time than any member of the S.A.T.C. 
has to spare. For this reason, and not on ac- 
count of superior ability, have the non-military 
men been appointed to fill positions on the Orient 
board. Of course, in such a year as this, the 
normal activities of the college are certain to 
suffer heavily, but the Orient is one of those 
activities v^rhich need not be so classified if every 
man in college, military or non-military, has the 
proper Bowdoin spirit and is willing to co- 
operate with the Editorial Board. The military 
men cannot be on the board but they can, and we 
hope and believe, will, each and every one, give 
the Orient the support it must have if it is 
to be kept going. Some have said, "I am twenty 
years old and shall be here only three months.'" 
To us this seems no argument ; the paper must 
be run, if it is in any way possible, and it needs 
your support. The Publishing Co. agrees to send 
the paper to any address that you give or send to 
the manager. 

The Orient is the only historical record of 
Bowdoin College. Is it not worth the subscrip- 
tion price to you that the record of the most re- 
markable and unique year in the existence of 
the college be kept? 

President Sills says : 


(Signed) KENNETH C. M. SILLS. 

Bowdoin Men ! Will you help? 


In spite of the doubt in the minds of all, as 
to football being played this year in colleges 
having S.A.T.C, the White will be represented 
on the gridiron this fall. To be sure it is the 
Bowdoin Student Army Training Corps Team 
instead of the Bowdoin College Team but the 
important thing is: Football is with us once 
more. Ainslee H. Drummond '20 of Portland, 
last year's championship team end, has been 
elected captain; John J. Whitney '20 of Ells- 
worth Falls, manager; and Lieut. W. H. Wright, 

Captain Drummond has five of last year's 
varsity men, as a nucleus for his team : Albin 
R. Caspar '19, tackle; William W. Curtis '20, 
and Archie O. Dostie '20, half-backs; Philip D. 

Crockett '20, quarter-back; and Wilfred L. 
Parent '21, end. Ralph T. Ogden, half-back: 
Avard L. Richan '20, quarter; and Robert R. 
Schonland '21, guard, were on the second team 
last year and should make the team. 

As the team is a Military Post team there is 
no question as to eligibility, so the team will 
probably be greatly strengthened by the addi- 
tion of Lieut. Keller F. Melton, center, of Emery 
University, Georgia ; Clifford, guard, of Bates ; 
Perry, end, and Kallock, guard, both of Colby. 

Among the new aspirants for the team are 
Thomson, Haines, Getchell. 


Lewis W. Brown '20, of Skowhegan, has been 
selected, as manager for the Cross Country Team 
of the S.A.T.C. and is already making plans for 
a number of meets during the season. If possi- 
ble, meets will be arranged with University of 
Maine, New Hampshire State College, and some 
other Service Team. 

The team is captained by Robert E. Cleaves, 
who is leading his men over the course daily. 
Other candidates for the team include : Good- 
win, of last year's Varsity; Young, '21 ; St. Clair, 
'21; Avery, '20; McCormick, Flynn and Lieut. 
W. H. Wright, of Holy Cross. 


Neil Daggett receives recognition for bravery 
in rescuing wounded on the firing line. 

The Eastern Herald of Milo, has recently re- 
ceived the following information concerning Neil 
Daggett, Bowdoin '18, a member of the Psi 
Upsilon Fraternity : 

(Croix-Rouge Americaine) 

4 Place De La Concorde, 
Paris, Aug. 22, 1918. 
To the Editor, 

Dear Sir : — Herewith we enclose a sketch of 
one of our workers who comes from your city. 

We are sending you this with the thought 
that you may care to publish it; this suggestion, 
we must explain, being our own and not that of 
the subject of the note. 
Yours truly, 

D. T. PIERCE, Director. 
Department of Public Information. 

N. E. Daggett of Milo, Me., is among the half 
a dozen members of American Red Cross Am- 
bulance section S. S. loi, especially commended 



this week by their commanding officer for work 
at the front during- the recent hard fighting. 

Mr. Daggett's special mention reads as fol- 
lows : 

N. E. Daggett went on duty on July 25th at 
7.30 p. M. being stationed at one of the relay 
posts in the rear. During the night he made 
several trips and when about to be relieved came 
to me in the morning of July the 26th and asked 
that he might continue to work for another 12 
hours, requesting to be allowed to go to the ad- 
vanced posts. His request was granted and he 
carried wounded from the very advanced posts 
during the day of July the 26th being relieved 
that evening after being on duty for 24 hours. 
(Signed) Lieut. E. A. FISH. 
In charge Section S. S. loi. 

The whole section to which Mr. Daggett was 
attached worked all night with their gas masks 
on, under shell fire, showing the greatest dis- 
regard of danger, and handling in a compara- 
tively short period 1,286 wounded. Holes were 
shot through their cars, the chassis were rent by 
shell and in one instance one of the drivers 
found himself holding aloft the wheel of his 
steering apparatus, a shell having scattered the 
rest of the car to the four winds. In addition 
the sector received a letter of appreciation from 
a lieutenant colonel in the British Royal Army 
Medical Corps expressing his appreciation of 
their help in removing gassed and wounded men. 
Major A. L. JAMES, JR. 


At the beginning of the year the Sophomores 
held a class meeting. Officers for the year were 
elected as follows : 

President — Alexander Thomson. 

Vice-President — Thomas Leyden. 

Secretary and Treasurer — Russell McGown. 


On October ist the Government formally took 
over the college for the S.A.T.C. men. 

Over 250 boys, members of the Student Army 
Training Corps, were inducted into the service 
of the United States Army. The impressive 
services were held on the campus in front of 
Memorial Hall and were in charge of Lieutenant 
Wright, U. S. A. The Fort Williams band of 
Portland furnished music for the exercises. The 
members of the corps formed in front of the 
chapel and marched to the campus in front of 
Memorial Hall, where they formed a three-sided 
hollow square. At the stroke of 12 the color 
sergeant raised the Stars and Stripes on the flag 

pole as the band played "The Star Spangled 
Banner." The oath of allegiance was then taken 
by the members of the corps, who stood with 
their hands uplifted and repeated the oath after 
Lieutenant Wright. Then Lieutenant Wright 
read the general orders, after which President 
Kenneth C. M. Sills gave a very impressive talk 
to the students. The men are now quartered by 
platoons in the dormitories. The Naval Unit is 
in Winthrop, platoon No. i in South Maine, 
platoon No. 2 in North Maine, platoon No. 3 in 
South Appleton, and platoon No. 4 in North 
Appleton. Each is in charge of a sergeant. The 
names of the men in each platoon and their 
officers will be published later. 


Richard S. Fuller of Rockland was one of the 
five captains at Camp Devens to recently receive 
promotion to the rank of major. Major Fuller 
(Bowdoin, 1916) entered the Second Training 
Camp at Plattsburg in August, 1917, being com- 
missioned as captain in November and assigned 
to Camp Devens. He was one of the officers 
sent to Florida to bring North 2,000 Negro 
rookies, and was assigned to prepare one of their 
companies for overseas. Later he was pro- 
moted to commander of military police, and for 
the past two months has been adjutant of 
Division of Train Headquarters and Military 
Police. It is said that he is the youngest officer 
in the Army holding a major's commission. 


The coming of the Students' Army Training 
Corps has brought with it a number of new 
courses necessary from a military point of view. 
Among them are : Military Law, Hygiene and 
Sanitation, Military Psychology, Russian, War 
Issues, Topography and Map Making. 

The courses themselves have been changed 
somewhat in order to conform to the present 
situation. In a number of cases prerequisites 
which have formerly been required are not now 

Proclamation Night Omitted This Year 

In accordance with the wishes of the college 
authorities Proclamation Night was not observed 
this year. In its place the disappointed Sopho- 
mores held "Warning Night," adding some novel 
features. Altogether they carried out their plans 
well. Very little damage to property was re- 




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Clyde E. Stevens, 1919 

William Congreve, Jr., 1920 

Philip E. Goodhue, 1920 

Allan W. Hall, 1920 

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Bowdoin College is entering upon the most 
momentous year in her history — a year absolutely 
unique and one filled with many far-reaching 
possibilities. The establishment of a unit of the 
Students' Army Training Corps means some- 
thing more than that the Government is to give 
men preliminary training here for the Army and 
Navy; it means that the college has turned over 
her every resource for the furtherance of world 
peace, that she will bend all her efforts in that 

direction, and that her undergraduates are to 
have the most favorable opportunities to prove 
themselves true sons of Bowdoin and democracy. 
Now is the time for every Bowdoin man to show 
himself worthy of the wealth of noble traditions 
which have been handed down to him. 

With the coming of the S. A.T.C. many 
changes have taken place in the dail}' life of the 
college. Instead of the happy, carefree atmos- 
phere which has characterized it in the past, we 
see first of all determination and serious purpose. 
For the present, at least, all interest in social 
functions and college activities, except some 
forms of athletics, has died; every man is intent 
upon performing the task set before him and is 
anxious to make as rapid progress as possible 
in the art of war. Because of the fact that 
chapter houses are not to be opened except those 
used for eating purposes, fraternity life has been 
cut down to a minimum. This does not mean 
that fraternities are not just as near the heart 
of each member of them but that they are given 
up willingly in order to comply with the re- 
quests of authorities, — an example of one of the 
sacrifices which Bowdoin men are making at this 

All students, with the exception of those who, 
because of youth or physical condition, are on 
the old basis, follow .out daily the prescribed 
military program. From reveille in the morning 
until taps at night their time and attention are 
at the command of their officers. The early 
morning is spent in drill and the latter part of 
the forenoon and the first of the afternoon are 
devoted to recitations and study. Late after- 
noon is the recreation period which- is followed 
by mess and study hours. 

It seems indeed strange to sec uniformed 
soldiers marching across the Campus to their 
meals, to hear them lustily singing war songs 
under the leadership of an ofificer as they pass 
by and to catch glimpses, through the trees, of 
them at drill. It is impressive to hear the notes 
of the bugle summoning them to the work of the 
day or sounding taps at its close. Perhaps the 
most inspiring sight of all is to witness retreat. 
Lined up in straight erect rows before their 
respective barracks, as the dormitories are now 
styled, these student-soldiers stand at attention 
while the colors are lowered from Memorial 
Hall. Is it not an arresting thought that in the 
future upon the west wall in the auditorium of 
this building there may be placed the names of 
some of these very men as a sign that they have 
given all for their countrv' ? 


Altogether Bowdoin College is a changed col- 
lege. Her ideals remain unaltered but are being 
given more definite expression ; her field of ser- 
vice to individual and nation has been broadened. 
She has, as President Sills said, turned her plow- 
share into a sword. 


Bowdoin College welcomes you gladly and 
with an open heart. You are coming to her at 
a time when the opportunit}' for you to make 
the most of what she can offer you was never 
better. There is great need for you to apply 
yourselves more diligently than any entering 
class has ever done before. May you enter into 
your work heartily and readily catch the spirit 
of patriotism, loyalty and service which is stir- 
ring her in these days of world war. Bowdoin 
has much to offer you and in return she expects 
. that you will give her your best eff^ort and re- 
gard her with your truest, sincerest feelings. 
The majority of you, no doubt, will be called 
upon to leave college for the training' camps be- 
fore your first year here is over. Resolve now 
that when your country no longer needs you, 
you will return to Bowdoin in order to learn 
more fully the vital lessons which she can teach 
you, and to becorne in a larger sense real sons 
of Bowdoin. 


The first game of the football season at 
Whittier Field took place Saturday, when Bow- 
doin, represented for the first time in its whole 
history by an army team, defeated the Portland 
Naval Reserves by a score of 13 to 0. The 
team, formed about Lieutena:nt Melton as center 
played a clean, open game. Although not in 
training, and with only a week's practice, it was 
much steadier than that of the Navy. Individual 
playing was frequent. Dostie, who played his 
last game here, brought the stand to its feet by 
end runs. His work will be missed. Captain 
Drummond and Kallock did great playing in the 
backfield, while Parent secured a touchdown 
after a feature catch of a long forward pass. 

In fact, the whole team showed that they had 
the material and the pep to make a winning 
team. The college needs to get behind and sup- 
port football as it never has before. Let us show" 
the men we appreciate their success in keeping 
up Bowdoin's standard in football — the war 

Following is a summary of the game: 


Parent, le re, Ltindholm 

Rhoades, It rt, Gadbois 

Schonland, Ig rg, Graham 

Getchell, Melton, c c, Gaines 

Clifford, rg Ig, Breene 

Caspar, rt It, Hennigar, Daly 

Perry, re le, Hennigar, Daly 

Drummond, qb. . .■ qb, Conroy 

Kallock, Ihb rhb, McNair 

Dostie. rhb Ihb, Bird, Ayer 

Curtis, Fitzgerald, fb f b. Kennedy 

Score — Bowdoin 13, Naval Reserve o. Touchdowns 
— Drvminiond, Parent. Goals from touchdowns — Drum- 
"mond. Umpire, Ostergren. Referee, O'Connor. Lines- 
man. Lieut. Smith. Time: Two 12m and two lom 

^ ^Members of the S.A.T.C. marched to the field 
in their respective platoons, and between halves 
were reviewed b}' Lieutenants Davis and Wright. 
Since it was Liberty Day President Sills read a 
message from President Wilson relating to the 
Fourth Liberty Loan. Then followed an unusual 
ceremony, when Lieutenant Davis presented to 
the Boy Scouts of Briinswick a beautiful flag, 
given to them by President Wilson as a reward 
for the best work of any troop in Maine during 
the last Liberty Loan. 


The Freshman Reception was held in the Union 
un the night of the opening of the college, Sep- 
tember 26th. The program, which consisted of 
songs and speeches, was decidedly novel, since it 
included a speech of an army officer, Lieutenant 
Wright. The lieutenant spoke, as he said, for 
the benefit of the S.A.T.C. men, but the advice 
which he gave fitted all. He seemed to have 
brought the army spirit with him. President 
Sills and Dean Mitchell made speeches urging 
the students, especially those not in the S.A.T.C. 
to fit themselves to the unusual conditions of the 
year, and to follow their original plans as far as 
possible. Reverend Thompson Ashby of the Con- 
gregational Church also spoke, and in behalf of 
the churches of Brunswick welcomed the in- 
coming students. The singing consisted of war 
songs and of course Bowdoin Beata, a song new 
to about 150 of the gathering. After the pro- 
gram the reception became a social hour for a 
general talk and the -enjoyment of ice cream. 


It is understood that the Bowdoin Union is 
to be taken over for use as a Y. M. C. A. The 
building will be in charge of a Y. M. C. A. sec- 
retary, who is expected to arrive Monday. By 



this arrangement the Union will be put to service 
similar to that of normal times, but it will be 
primarily for S.A.T.C. men. Until further notice 
the Union is to be open on week days from 2.30 to 
6 p. M.j and evenings from 6.30 to 7.30^ On 
Sundays the hours will be 9 to 12 a. m. and 2 to 5 
p. M. Since social gatherings in the fraternity 
houses are out of the question the Union will be 
more popular than ever. 


Following is the list of the initiates of each 

Delta Kappa Epsilon, Zeta Psi, and Sigma Nu 
held their initiations on Saturday evening, Oc- 
tober Sth. The others with the exception of Phi 
Theta Upsilon, held theirs last Saturday even- 
ing, October 12th, Phi Theta Upsilon will have 
its initiation on next Saturday when it will be- 
come the Alpha Eta Chapter of Chi Psi. 
Alpha Delta Phi: 

William Wilmont Ale.xander, Island Falls, Me. 

Pierce Clark, Plainville. Conn. 

Nathan Clifford, Jr., Cape Cottage, Me. 

Millard Alfred Eldridge. Island Falls, Me. 

George Spencer Duke, Clinton, Me. 

Sheppard May Emery. Portland, Me. 

Waldo Raymond Flinn. Island Falls, Me. 

Edward Billings Ham, Brunswick, Me. 

Proctor James, Portland, Me. 
Psi Ppsilon : 

Henry Irving Burr, Dalton, Mass. 

Samuel Garmons Bush, Montclair, N. J. 

George Albert Curran, Calais, Me. 

Francis Pike Freeman, Portland, Me. 

Edward Atherton Hunt, Braintree, Mass. 

Charles Nahum Manchester, North Gorham, Me. 

Ralph Albert Meacham, Dalton, Mass. 

Richard Henry Morrissey. Dalton, Mass. 

Sargent Wood Ricker, Castine, Me. 

Harvey McLellan Tompkins, East Holden, Me. 
Delta Kappa Epsilon : 

Frank Given Averhill, Old Town, Me. 

Ralph Breary, Sanford, Me. 

Wilfred Reginald Brewer. 

Cecil Clifton Getchell, Augusta, Me. 

Wallace Houston. 

Herric Charles Kimball, Fort Fairfield, Me. 

Frank Watson Knowlton, Fairfield, Me. 

Kenneth McConkey. Portland. Me. 

Phillip Mclntyre, Houlton, Me. 

Neal Powers, Fort Fairfield, Me. 

Raymond Genther Putnam, Danvers, Mass. 

Shirley Kempton Race, East Boothbay, Me. 

Reverend John Taylor. 

John Peters Vose, East Eddinton, Me. 

Arthur Thomas Whitney, Houlton, Me. 
Zeta Psi: 

Justin Leavitt Anderson, Alfied, Me. 

Ralph Harvey Fogg, Augusta, Me. 

Mathew Alfonse Hayes, Biddeford, Me. 

Stuart Forbes Richard, Reading, Mass. 

Frank O'Brion Stack, Portland, Me. 

Albert Rudolph Thayer, CoUinsville. Conn. 

Albert Edward Thompson, Brunswick, Me. 

Phillip Hammond Woodworth, Fairfield, Me. 

Harold Frost, Waterville, Me. 
Theta Delta Chi : 

Warren Edward Barker, Saco, Me. 

Arthur Charles Bartlett, Norway, Me. 

Ralph Emmons Battison, Old Orchard, Me. 

Leroy Everett Day, Albion, Neb. 

Clayton Monroe Ela, Cape Cottage, Me. 

Charles Lloyd Fletcher, Norway, Me. 

Roland Lawton McCormack, Norway. Me. 

John Coleman Pickard. Wilmington, De\ . 

Walter Eckley Stearns, Rumford, Me. 

Richard Carlisle Tarbox, Saco, Me. 

John Walsh (1921), Norwich, Conn. 

Roliston Gibson Woodbury, Saco, Me. 
Delta Upsilon : 

Samuel John Ball, Westbrook, Me. 

Clyde Thompson Congdon, Springfield, Mass. 

Harland Stewart Dennison, South Paris, Me. 

Sanwood Shumway Fish, Freeport, Me. 

Fred Robbins Harmon, Jonesport, Me. 

Theodore Nixon, Brookline, Mass. 

Stanley Otis Northrop, Saco, Me. 

Carroll Plummer Norton, Jonesport, Me. 

Wendell Phillips Noyes, Portland, Me. 

Francis Ruthver Ridley, Gardiner, Me. 

Paul Price Ridley, Gardiner, Me. 

Hartley Freemont Simson, Jr., Tilton, N. H. 

Harold Emerson Thalheimer, Freeport, Me. 

Victor Sargent Whitman, Laconia, N. H. 
Kappa Sig7iia : 

Donald Knight Clifford, '21, Brunswick, Me. 

John Walter Dahlgren, Camden, Me. 

Kenneth Henry. 

William Robinson Ludden, Auburn, Me. 

Herbert Henry Merry, Auburn, Me. 

Raymond Felker Pugsley, Rochester, N. H. 

Evarts Judson Wagg, Auburn, Me. 
Beta Theta Pi: 

Leon Melvin Butler, Portland, Me. 

Richard Winslow Cobb, Denmark, Me. 

Cela Montelle John Harmon, Stonington, Me. 

Frank Messinger Hart, Camden, Me. 

Virgil McGorrill, Woodfords, Me. 

George Allen Partridge, Augusta, Me. 

Eben Gordon Tileston, Dorchester, Mass. 

Norman Leslie Webb, Stonington, Me. 
Sigma Nu : 

Alfred Chandler CoflSn, Gorham, N. H. 

Marshall Wentworth Hurlin, '19, Jackson, N. H. 

Ralph Blossom Knott, Bangor, Me. 

Silvio Martin, Van Buren, Me. 

George Howard Noyes, Stonington, Me. 

Ralph Peabody, Richmond, Me. 

Evans Franklin Sealand, Bangor, Me. 

Edmund Patrick Therriault, Lille, Me. 
Chi Psi (Phi Theta Upsilon): 

William Frederick Clymer, White Plains, N. Y. 

John Maurice Garland, Conway, N. H. 

Ernest Merriman Hall. Brunswick, Me. 

Maurice Donald Jordan, Auburn, Me. 

Ralph Brown Knight, Waterford, Me. 

Donald Uban Johnson, Stratton, Me. 

Everett Lincoln Marston, Jr., East Machias, Me. 

Ralph Edward Starrett, Warren, Me. 

Cecil Frank Thompson, Kingfield, Me. 

Fred Maynard Walker, East Brownfield, Me. 

Earl Gordon Whiting, Strong, Me. 


101 .' 


The following Bowdoin men received their 
commissions as major at Fortress Monroe last 
week : 

Harold D. Gilbert '13. 

John H. Kern '19. 

Seward J. Marsh '12. 

ihilip W. Porritt '15. 

Leroy A. Ramsdell ex-'iy. 

Michael H. Cochran who was a member of 
the faculty last year was also commissioned as 
major at the same time. 

Specials, ist Year — Brewer, Carleton, Carter, 
Churchill, Clark, Clifford, Davis, Dennison, 
Dunn, Getchell, Henley, Hill, Houston, Isenburg, 
Jordan, Knott, Lothrop, McConkey, Merrill, 
Mortell, Noyes, Pearson, C. E. ; Pearson, F. E. ; 
Peterson, Shenker, Smith, C. R. ; Smith, G. F. ; 
Taylor, Terry, Tyler, Washburne. 


Following is a list of the new men : 

1922 — Abelon, Alexander, Allen, Anderson, 
Attaya, Austin, Averill. 

Bagdikian, Ball, Barker, Bartlett, Battison, 
Bernstein, Bond, Brackley, Brooks, Brown, Burr, 
Bush, Butler. 

Canter, Churchill, Clymer, Cobb, Coffin, Cong- 
don, Curran. 

Dahlgren, Day, Doe, Dowling, Drake. 

Ela, Eldridge, Emery. 

Fagone, Ferris, Fineburg, Fish, Fitzgerald, 
Fletcher, Flinn, Fogg, Freeman, Frost. 

Garland, Gleason, Goff, Gould, Gowell. 

Hall, E. M.; Hall, W. K. ; Ham, Hanscome, 
Harmon, C. W. ; Harmon, F. R. ; Hart, Hayes, 
Healey, Hunt, E. A. ; Hunt, H. E. 

James, P. ; James, R. S. ; Johnson, Jones. ■* 

Kimball, King, Knight, R. A.; Knight, R. B. ; 
Knowlton, F. W.; Knowlton, W. W. 

Leavitt, Ludden. 

Manchester, M-arston, Martin, McCormack, 
McGorrill, Mclntyre, Meacham, Mendelson, 
Merry, Morris, Morrissey. 

Nixon, Northrop, Norton, Noyes. 

Partridge, Peabody, Pickard, Pollard, Powers, 
Pugsley, Putnam. 

Race, Ranscome, Rich, Richards, Richardson, 
Ricker, Ridley, F. R.; Ridley, P. P.; Robinson. 

Savage, Sealand, Schwartz, Silverman, Simp- 
son, D. M. ; Simpson, H. F. ; Sleeper, Smith, 
Snow, Stack, Stanley, Starrett, Stearns, Strick- 

Tarbox, Thalheimcr, Thayer, Therriault, 
Thompson, A. E. ; Thompson, C. F. ; Tileson, 
Tompkins, Towle, Trask. 


Wagg, Walker, Waterman, Webb, Weeks, 
Wetherell, White, Whiting, Whitman, Whitney, 
Woodbury, Woodworth. 

Yerxa, Young. 

aflJitl) tt)e Jfacultp 

Professor Mitchell has been appointed Dean of 
Bowdoin College. 

Professor Files' leave of absence has been ex- 
tended and he will remain in France to continue 
his Y. M. C. A. work. 

Professor Andrews, who was offered a year's 
leave of absence, has returned to Bowdoin to 
give instruction in English. 

Professor Copeland has spent the summer at 
the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, 
Mass., doing research work in animal physiology. 

The engagement of President Sills to Miss 
Edith Lansing Koon of Portland was recently 

Professor Davis, who received his commis- 
sion as 2nd lieutenant, at Plattsburg, has been 
assigned to the Bowdoin S.A.T.C. as personnel 

Dr. Gross has been engaged in ornithological 
work in Illinois this summer. 

Mr. F. S. Nowlan has been elected instructor 
in mathematics to take the place of Dr. Milne. 

During the summer Professor Hormell has 
been in charge of a troop of Junior Volunteers 
at Presque Isle. 

Doctor Burnett has been elected director of the 
Art Museum for the current year. 

Assistant Professor Evans was commissioned 
captain in the chemical war service. 

Mr. Daniel C. Stanwood has been appointed 
lecturer of international law. 

Professor Hormell was a candidate for the 
State Legislature for Brunswick at the Septem- 
ber election. 

Professor Nixon was commissioned 2nd lieu- 
tenant of infantry at Plattsburg, and is now 
stationed at Camp Grant, 111. 

Mr. Colin B. Good3'koontz was elected instruc- 
tor in history to take Mr. Cochran's place. 

i>n tbe CampujS 

Many of last year's undergraduates have been 
seen on the Campus this fall, some who have 
been passing through and others who have been 
back to see about returning to college in the 



S.A.T.C. or Naval Unit. 

A. Shirley Gray 'i8 was on the Campus last 
week. Leaving college last year to enter Naval 
Aviation, Mr. Gray has received his commission 
as an aviator. 

Among the "Gobs" who have been on the 
Campus for a short visit recently were Paul' H. 
Eames '21 and Douglass D. Sweetser '21. Mr. 
Eames has taken the examination for the Har- 
vard Ensign's School and was bn furlough while 
awaiting the results; Mr. Sweetser, who has been 
at Provincetown, Mass., on Naval duty, was here 
to obtain information regarding the Naval Unit 
of the S.A.T.C. 

Tag Football is being played as enthusiastical- 
ly as ever on the Campus this fall. 

Lieut. Melton has started the custom of Col- 
lege S.A.T.C. "sings." The S.A.T.C. men may 
be seen around the band stand any night before 
formation for study hour. Lieut. Melton has 
been teaching the men the latest army songs and 
volume, at least, is not lacking". 

The different platoons have formed the habit 
of singing as they march in route step from the 
mess houses to the "ends." As the different 
platoons converge near the chapel, one has a 
great variety of tunes to pick his choice from. 

Hyde Hall, "The Gold Coast" is practically 
filled with tlie non-military mtn, or to use the 
Campus expression "the infants and cripples." 

Some minor repairs on the exterior of the 
Searles Science building have been made this 

The smoke from burning leaves which is so 
closely associated with the first few weeks of 
each college year has thus far been noticeable 
for its absence. The S.A.T.C. men, have been 
seen -the last few days raking up the leaves in 
the region of their barracks. 

Julian Gray, '18, who is home from air-service 
in Italy on a six weeks' furlough was on the 
Campus a few minutes recently. 

Columbus Day was not observed this year; 
recitations went on as usual. 

After college opened, chapel was held regularly 
for a few days, but owing to the epidemic has 
been discontinued for the present. The schools, 
theatres and churches in town are closed for the 
same reason. 

Elliot Freeman, 'iS, was on the Campus one 
day this week. 

As a precaution against influenza no students 
have been allowed to go out of town over Sun- 
day as yet. It is hoped that this restriction will 
not be necessary much longer. 

There have been some accidents during foot- 
ball practice this falL Meacham '22 dislocated 
his shoulder as the result of a bad fall. Burr 
'22 had the misfortune to break two bones in his 
left hand. 

aiumni Jl3otes 

'69. On the 7th of June, Oscar P. Cunning- 
ham died at his home in Bucksport after a long 
illness. He was born in Ellsworth on Sept. 29, 
1846. He was a member of the Psi Upsilon 
Fraternity. He was a law/er in Orland, 1872-75 
and in Bucksport, 1875-1918, and he was Judge 
of Probate, 18S4-1906. At the time of his death 
he was the oldest member of the Hancock 
County Bar. He is survived by a son, Theodore 
VV., Bowdoin '04. 

'81. On June 21, Frank E. Smith died very 
suddenly at his home in Augusta. He was born 
May 6, i860, in Augusta. In college he won the 
Smj'th Mathematical Prize and was a member of 
Phi Beta Kappa. Fie was clerk of the Maverick 
National Bank of Boston, 1882-91, receiver 1891- 
3 ; and treasurer of Augusta Safe Deposit & 
Trust Co., 1894-99. He was a member of the 
Maine Bankers' Association. 

'59. On June 22, Rev. Edward N. Pomery 
died in Wellesley, Mass. He was born in Yar- 
mouth on April 6, 1836. He served in the Civil 
War with the is6th New York Volunteers, U. S. 
colored troops, and on the staff of Major-General ■ 
Banks. He held pastorates in New York and in 
Massachusetts after his graduation from the 
Union Theological Seminary. 

'01. On July 7, Roy H. Bodwell died in Au- 
gusta. He was born on Jan. 22, 1879, at Kecne, 
N. H. He was a member of Delta Kappa 
Epsilon Fraternity. He was in business in Bos- 
ton before he came to Augusta. 

'99. On July 13, J. Dawson Sinkinson died in 
Lagrange, 111. He was born on December 18, 
1876, at Southport, Lancastershire, England. He 
was a member of Psi Upsilon Fraternity. He 
was an expert chemist and was in the employ 
of the Du Pont Co., for many years as manager 
of munition factories. Later he was in business 

'03. On July 22, Harrie L. Webber died at his 
home in Auburn. He was born in Lisbon on 
June 20, iSSo. He .was a member of Delta 
Upsilon Fraternity. He was a well known at- 
torney and was judge of the Auburn IMunicipal 

'15. James A. Lewis of North Haven and 
Miss Blanche E. Smith of Rockland were mar- 


103 ^ 

ried Sunday, May 26. The bridegroom left the 
next day for the U. S. Naval Academy at An- 
napolis for four months' training. 

'14. Warren Day Eddy was married to Miss 
Marion Longley of Portland, June 10, 1918. 

Born, a daughter, Helen Devore, May 6, 1918, 
to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Devore Leigh. 

Earle S. Thompson has been at the National 
Headquarters of the American Red Cross in the 
Department of Accounts, since June, 1917. 

Samuel W. Chase is an instructor in Aviation 
at Kelly Field, Texas. 

'04. Dr. J. M. Bridgham has been appointed 
head of the Latin department at Cornell College, 
Mt. Vernon, Iowa. 

'99. C. Sturgis has been appointed Assistant 
Professor of Romance Languages at Cornell Uni- 

'10. Harlan F. Hansen had an article in "The 
Bellman" for April 27, 1918, entitled "Confes- 
sions of a Bell Hop." 

'85. William C. Kendall has published a 
pamphlet on the Rangeley Lakes with special 
reference to the fishes, fish culture and angling. 

'98. William E. Preble, M.D., of Boston has 
issued a booklet entitled, "Focal Infection and 

'09. William M. Harris had an article in "In- 
dustrial Service" for July, 1918, entitled "Per- 
sonnel Problems." 


Bowdoin Chapter of Delta Upsilon. 

We mourn the loss of Brother Harrie Lin- 
wood Webber of the class of 1903. 

In this hour of sadness we offer our consola- 
tion to his relatives and friends. 

Raymond Lang, '19, 
Charles Jordan, '20, 
Robert Morse, '21, 

For the Chapter. 

Bowdoin Chapter, of Delta Upsilon. 

It is with deep regret that the Bowdoin 
Chapter learned of the death of Leonard Henry 
Gibson, Jr., of the class of 1914, who died Sep- 
tember 28th, 1918. 

In college he won high distinction particularly 
in the English department. After graduating 
from Bowdoin he did graduate work at Harvard 
University, receiving the degrees of Master of 
Arts and Doctor of Philosophy. From thence he 
went to Lafayette College where he was Pro- 
fessor of English. Brother Gibson felt in his 
soul the great issues of the war and offered his 

services to his country. He was stationed at 
Camp Devens where he died as a result of the 
recent epidemic. 

To his relatives and friends we offer our 

Raymond Lang, '19, 
Charles Jordan, '20, 
Robert Morse, '21, 

For the Chapter. 





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NO. 11 


Bowdoin's second game of football this season 
was played on Saturday at Bayside Park, Port- 
land, where she was defeated by the Portland 
Naval Reserves by a score of I2 to o. The day 
was not propitious for football, the field being 
muddy. The Portland Naval Reserves has 
stiffened up perceptibly since two weeks before 
when they were beaten by a score of 13 to 0. 
The Bowdoin team on the other hand had lost 
three of its best men, Perry, Kallock and Dostic. 
Bowdoin however played a clean game. There 
was much fumbling on the field. Following is a 
summary of the game: 


Lundholm, le re, James 

Gadbois, It rt, Casper, Richardson, Thompson 

Breene. Duffy, !g rg, Clifford 

Caines, c c, Melton, Richardson 

Graham, Burke, rg Ig, Getchell 

Collins, rt It, Rhodes, Brown 

Hennigar, Crowlej', re le, Parent 

Conroy, qb qb, Drummond 

Ayers, Hennigar, Fitzgerald, Ihb rhb, Curtis 

McNair, Bird, rhb Ihb, Crockett, Dalton 

Kennedy, fb fb, Ogden, Fitzgerald 

Score: Naval Reserve 12, Bowdoin S.A.T.C.., 0. 
Touchdowns, Kennedy, C^owle3^ Referee, William E. 
O'Connell, Portland Athletic Club. Umpire, Owens. 
Head linesman, Fred V. Ostergren, Holy Cross. Time, 
four 10 minute periods. 

In the last period Lieutenant Melton severely 
injured his leg and was taken to the Maine Gen- 
ei-al Hospital. Drummond made several fine 
forward passes. 

About 200 members of the Bowdoin S.A.T.C. 
marched to the field from Monument Square 
led by a bugle and drum corps. 


It seemed a very appropriate thing at the time 
for such a man as John J. Magee, Bowdoin's 
successful track coach for six years, to be 
chosen to go to France as an athletic trainer. 
He carried with him a great knowledge of his 
work and a great enthusiasm which made him 
very effective in his particular branch of ser- 
vice. In fact, he would still be carrying on his 

work, if he had not received a most unfortunate 
wound less than a month after his arrival at 
Bordeaux. But, during that one month he had 
many thrilling experiences both in Paris and at 
the little village of Bernicourt, less than a mile 
from the German lines. 

"Johnny" landed at Bordeaux the twenty-third 
of last May, and the following day he arrived 
in Paris. Four days later Paris was bombarded 
for the first time by the "big Bertha," as Ger- 
many's long-range gun was called. This was 
the fore-runner of the German "drive for Paris" 
which was also referred to as the "peace offen- 
sive," because the Germans expected to end the 
war by the drive which culminated in the second 
Marne. Paris was continually bombarded until 
the last part of June both by the gun and by 
Zeppelins, which kept the people in a constant 
state of terror. 

While Jack was in Paris, he was a volunteer 
at the Gare de I'Est, where refugees were coming 
in thousands from towns near the front. He 
assisted these people in every possible way for 
about ten days, when he was assigned to the 
Toul sector with the 26th Division, loist In- 
fantry. He was stationed at Bernicourt, which 
was directly in the second line of trenches, and 
which was constantly exposed to the fire of the 
enemy, who had every advantage of position at 
that point. The village was being shelled mostly 
in the early morning and in the evening. For 
these reasons, there was very little chance for 
athletics, the work to which he was originally 

After Trainer Magee had been at Bernicourt 
for about two weeks, he met with an injury and 
was taken to Paris the nineteenth of June for 
an operation, which proved to be unsuccessful. 
While he was in the hospital, one morning at 
quarter past four, he could easily hear forty 
miles away the rumbling of the guns, which were 
heralding the July 15 offensive. Coach Magee 
states that a mere handful of American marines 
stemmed the retreat after the French hajl 
practically given up hope, and that the Yanks 
made their successful counter-attack July 
eighteenth. He also says that the Americans are 
recognized as the equals of any army in Europe; 



that they are holding the most difficult part of the 
battle-line ; that it is amazing to note the fighting 
appearance and the fighting ability of the Ameri- 
cans after less than a year of training. He adds 
further that what the Americans have done in 
France, such as setting up industries, wharves, 
and railroads, spells certain victory. 

After Jack had recovered sufficiently to travel, 
he returned to America on the "Agamemnon," 
accompanied by the "Mount Vernon." At about 
seven o'clock on the morning of September fifth, 
when the ships were about one hundred and fifty 
miles from land, a submarine -was sighted by the 
"Agamemnon" on the starboard bow. The ship 
turned and headed directly towards the U-boat, 
a lucky move, as it was thus turned away from 
the course of a topedo, which struck the "Mount 
Vernon" killing thirty-five men. After this oc- 
currence, the ship reached New York without 
further accident. 

Coach Magee is now planning to start his 
regular college work as soon as his wound per- 
mits, and hopes to get into the game about the 
first of December. 


In this mighty struggle for the peace of a just 
democracy, America has given her best, — man- 
hood that shall defend our country's principles 
with the spirit of our forefathers. In this vast 
guard leaders have been needed, men who were 
educated and trained. To do this our colleges 
have responded nobly; here were leaders, valiant 
and ready. 

Bowdoin, too, has felt the responsibility. Stu- 
dents, professors, and alumni answered the call, 
and took their places in the great battle over 
there. Bowdoin has gloried in her sons, 
"Loyal forever until death shall sever," they 
have given to her a definite place in the war. 
But, in that devotion for country and Alma 
Mater, a price has been paid : war has claimed 
its toll, and Bowdoin' men have crossed the line. 
Fifteen of them, sturdy warriors all, are gone. 
They are gone, but their spirit is here. Bow- 
doin's pioneers have answered, — all read, and 

The seven in France : 

Benjamin Pliny Bradford, '17, 2nd Lieut. Aviation 
Corps. (Killed in aeroplane accident.) 

Charles W. W. Field, n'15, 2nd Lieut. 103rd Ma- 
chine Gun Battalion. 

Frank Durham Hazeltine, '18, 2nd Lieut. loist In- 

Albert Davis Holbrook, '19, 2nd Lieut. (Died in 
German prison camp.) 

Forbes Rickard, Jr., '17, 2nd Lieut, gth Infantry. 
Joseph Ralph Sandford, 'i8, ist Lieut. R.F.C. 
Douglas Urquhart, n'14, Serg't. 104th Infantry. (Died 
of wounds.) 

The eight on this side: 

Omar Perlie Badger, '14, M.R.C., Boston. 

Lawrence Hill Cate, '20, Instructor in Aviation 
School, Pensacola, Florida. 

Wyman Almon Coombs, n'13, ist Lieut. M.R.C. Ft. 
Oglethorpe, Ga. 

Michael Joseph Delehanty, '20, Aviation School, 
Pensacola, Florida. 

Carroll Edward Fuller, n'i8. Private, Camp Devens. 

Leonard Henry Gibson, '14, Corporal, Camp Devens. 

Stuart Pingree Morrill, n'lS, R.O.T.C. Ft. Ogle- 
thorpe, Ga. 

Harold Sumner Small, n'lo, Serg't ist Maine H.F.A. 
Charlotte, N. C. 


The S.A.T.C. Band was organized last week 
and began their regular rehearsals Wednesday 
morning under the direction of Professor Wass. 
At present the rehearsals are held on Monday, 
Wednesday and Friday mornings from 8.15 to 
9.15 and Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 
6.45 to 7.20. 

Some much needed bass instruments have been 
procured and this week will see the band well 
under way in their work of preparing for mili- 
tary duty, such as retreat, guard mount and even- 
ing parade. Professor Wass hopes to have them 
ready to play at the Maine game Saturday. 

There are eighteen players and drum major. 
Corporal Lyseth is non-commissioned officer in 
charge of this unit. 

Clarinet, Fish. Cornets, Norton, McCrum, 
Ricker, Anderson. Alto Horn, L. H. Brown, 
Sprince, Freelove, L. O. Smith. Baritone, 
Brewer, Smith. Trombone, P. G. McLellan, 
Fenderson, R. A. Knight. Saxophone, Lyseth. 
Basses, Woodbury, Noyes. Side drum, Whitman. 
Bass drum, Clymer. Drum major, Claff. 


Bowdoin men in service know where they can 
be welcomed when passing through Paris. The 
New England Service Bureau at the American 
University Union offers a chance for the men 
to meet each other and enjoy all the privileges 
of home. The Bureau does all it can to aid the 
men of the colleges. Its work and workers are 
respected everywhere. 

It is here that the men register, and give, if 
possible, addresses to which mail or information 
may be sent. Last June, after eight months of 
accumulated registrations, a service bulletin was 
sent out, giving a list of men in service from 



Amherst, Bowdoin, Brown, Dartmouth, Harvard 
and Williams, who had registered at the Bureau. 
Following is the list of Bowdoin men : 

*Atwood, Edward W., '20 ; A.S. 

*Barry, James E., '17; Sawmill Unit, Scotland. 

*Bell, Herbert: ist Lt. ; I.S. ; Bowdoin Faculty. 

*Boardman, Elliot S., '17; Sawmill Unit, Scotland. 

♦Bradford, Benjamin P., '17; A.S. 

Brett, George Munroe, '97 ; A.S., Technical Dept. ; 

A.P.O. 702. 
Brown, Charles D., '18; Sgt. ; Inf. 

Brown, Clarence A., '14; ist Lt. ; Inf. 

Campbell, Robert, Jr., '16; Y.M.C.A. 

Clark, Roland E., '01 ; 2d Lt. ; Inf. 

*Clarke, Chester L., '12; British Ambulance. 

*Van Cleeve, Thomas, 2d Lt. ; Cav. ; Bowdoin Faculty. 

Cole, Robert Danforth, '12; ist Lt. ; F.A. ; A.P.O. 727. 

*Colter, Lloyd O., '18; U.S.A.A.S. 
*Coombs, Whitney, '18; F.A. 
*Coyne, John A., '18; Eng. (Ry.) 

Curnmings, George Otis, '13; Navy Medical Corps; 
Naval Aviation Hdqrs. 
♦Daggett, Neil E., '18 ; U.S.A.A.S. 
*Davis, Kenneth W., '17; Inf. 
♦Donahue, Louis A., '14; 2d Lt. ; Inf. 
*Donnell, Murray C, '08 ; Capt. ; F.A. 

Eastman, Roger K., '15; Sgt. ; F.A. 

Edwards, John R., Jr. ; Lafayette Escadrille. 

Emerson, Chester B., '04 ; Y.M.C.A. 
*Fay, William M., '19; 2d Lt. 

Field, Charles W. W., '15; 2d Lt. ; Inf. 

Files, George T., '92 ; Y.M.C.A. ; Bowdoin Faculty. 

Finn, James G., '15 ; Capt. Inf. 

Foss, Philip E., '19; Medical Corps. 

Foss, Reginald E., '12; 2d Lt. ; Inf. 

Greene, Russell D., '19; Aviation; 45, avenue Mon- 

Hale, Robert, '10; 2d Lt. ; care of Chief Liaison 
Officer, A.P.O. 702. 
*Haley, Seth G., '07. 

Hazeltine, Walter T., '17; Inf. 

Hazeltine, Frank D., '18; 2d Lt. ; Inf. 
*Hellenbrand, Ralph W. H., '03. 

Houghton, J. R., '20; Aviation; Hottinguer & Co. 

Ireland, William D., 'i6; 2d Lt. ; Inf.; A.P.O. 714. 

Irving, Laurence, '16; 2d Lt. ; Inf. 

Jackson, Sumner W., '09 ; Medical Corps. 
*Kane, Howard F., '09; ist Lt. ; U.S.A.A.S. 

Leighton, Chester A., '08 ; O.D. ; 4, rue Auber, Paris. 
*Leighton, William E., '85 ; Maj. ; Medical Corps, 

Little, E. Robert, '16; ist Lt.; C.A.C., Army Trench 
Mortar School, A.P.O. 714. 
♦Little, Noel C, '17; U.S.N. ; U.S.S. Beaufort. 
♦Mac Donald, Joseph C, '15 ; A.S. 
♦McKenney, Francis P., '15; 2d Lt. ; C.A.C. 

Mc Murtrie, Douglas H., '13; 2d Lt.; Chemical Ser- 
vice; A.P.O. 702. 
♦Mc Naughton, Kirk A., '17; U.S.A.A.S. 
♦Manderson, Harold A., '18; Eng. (Ry.) 

Marsh, H. M., '09; ist Lt. ; Anti-Aaircraft Artillery, 
A.P.O. 792. 

Marston, Roy L., '99; Maj.; Inf.; A.P.O. 709. 

Merrill, Warren C, '19; Medical Corps. 

Meserve, Philip W., '11; ist Lt. ; G.D.S., Sanitary 
♦Mooers, Horatio T., '18; U.S.A.A.S. 

Mosher, H. B., '19; Corp.; Eng. (Ry.) 

*Moulton, A. O., '18. 

Nevens, George S., '18; Medical Corps, Eng. 

Newton, Harry J., '09 ; Y.M.C.A. 

Newton, John E., '05 ; Y.M.C.A. 

PettengiU, Lee D., '16; C.A.C, A.P.O. 702. 

Philbrick, Maurice S., '18; Hospital Corps, Inf. 

Pratt, George L., '01; ist Lt. ; Inf. 

Purinton, Royce D., Medical 'ir; Y.M.C.A. 

Rhodes, James E., '97 ; A.R.C. 

Rice, Merwyn A., '89 ; Maj. O.D. 

Robinson, Carl M., '08; M.R.C. ; G.H. 22, B.E.F. 

Saxon, Harold W., '20; A.S. 

Shumway, Sherman N., '17; 2d Lt. ; Inf. 
♦Smith, Frank A., '12; Capt.; R.A.M.C; B.E.F. 

Stackpole, Everett B., '00; ist Lt. ; Inf.; I.S. ; G.H.Q., 
A.P.O. 706. 

Standish, Myles, Jr., '14; Corp.; American Hos- 
pital 6. 
♦Stearns, Timothy R., '18; U.S.A.A.S. 
♦Tenney, Willis R., '87 ; Capt. ; Eng. 

Tibbetts, George A., '12; Inf. 
♦Tobey, Harold G., '06. 

Webber, Leigh, '16; Sgt.-Maj.; Inf. 

White, I.S., '16; A.S. 

Woodman, Karl A., '18; Corp.; Eng. 

Woodward, H. W., '11; Lt. ; R.A.M.C; G.H. 22, 

♦ Address incomplete. 


The football schedule has not been completely 
arranged yet by Manager Whitney '20 on ac- 
count of the very unusual situation created by 
the military program of all the colleges. How- 
ever, it has been arranged that Bowdoin will 
play against the Naval Reserve team at Portland 
October 26, and against the University of Maine 
service team at Brunswick November 2. Games 
with Bates and Colby are practically certain, but 
no dates have been fixed as yet. There is a 
strong possibility that Bowdoin will meet Dart- 
mouth again for the first time since 1911. 
Manager Whitney and Lieutenant Melton are 
trying to arrange a meeting with Harvard in 
Boston for the last game of the season. So far 
as is possible without interfering with the chief 
business of the college this year; namely, the 
maintenance of a serious Student Army, Lt. 
Melton will be glad to arrange games with any 
other college teams in New England. 


There are three Bowdoin men from one family 
now commissioned in France: Captain Paul L. 
White, '14, in the Intelligence Department of the 
84th Division; 2nd Lt. Donald S. White, '16, 
bombing aviator in American Air Service; and 
2nd Lt. Hal S. White, '17, with Headquarters 
of the 76th Division. 




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In the Interests of the Students of 



Crosby E. Redman, 1921 Editor-in-Chief 


John L. Berry, 1921 Alumni Notes 

Roderick L. Perkins, 1921 On the Campus 

George E. Houghton, 1921 With the Faculty 
Frank A. St. Clair, 1921, Men in Service 
Chester E. Claff, 1921 S A.T.C. 


Gordon S. Hargraves, 1919 

Clyde E. Stevens, 191*) 

William Congreve, Jr., 1920 

Philip E. Goodhue, 1920 

Allan W. Hall, 1920 

Albert E. Hurrell, 1920 

Ronald B. Wadsworth, 1920 

Stanley M. Gordon, 1920 

Cloyd E. Small, 1920 

Leland M. Goodrich, 1920 

Harry Helson, 1921 
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Vol. XLVIII. OCTOBER 29, 1918. 

No. 11 

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

How changed our College is ! Almost over 
night it has become an armed camp filled with 
soldiery, its halls echoing 
The Immortal with the bugle's harsh 

Bowdoin scream, the sergeant's shrill 

Spirit whistle, the cutting com- 

mands of officers. But the 
Bowdoin spirit of years gone is still here. The 
flame still burns brightly within the hearts of the 
old students, strengthening their souls for the day 
when the test in battle shall confront them. The 

same faculty cherishes the memory of Old Bow- 
doin and transmits the best in it to the New Bow- 
doin — the war-time Bowdoin ! The pines still 
whisper in their familiar, sweet, strong, accents. 
Thank God, the old Bowdoin Campus, too, re- 
mains unchanged, unmarred, by army barracks 
and sheds. Though the freshmen cannot absorb 
the spirit of the College to the fullest extent be- 
cause they have not seen it as it was ( for even 
older students at first are bewildered by the ob- 
scuring mist of war in attempting to renew the 
old spirit) still the Bowdoin spirit burns and will 
burn into eternity. H. N., '21. 

Bowdoin is a small college and the relations of 
Bowdoin men have always been marked by an 
air of familiarit}-, camar- 
Morc adcric. Freshmen or 

College Spirit, Seniors, everybody, walk- 
Frcshmen ing about the campus and 
through the halls of the in- 
stitution have been in the habit of greeting their 
associates and being greeted by them in a spirit 
of good fellowship. But this year matters are 
different. The war has taken its toll of the "old" 
men, and comparatively few of them are back to 
uphold the traditions of the College. A majority 
of the students this year are new fellows and 
they have a lot to learn about Bowdoin and the 
spirit of the White. 

Of course under the military discipline the 
opportunities for "mixing in" are limited. You 
freshmen journeying to and from your classes 
meet many of the men. When you meet them 
on the Campus or elsewhere give them a Bow- 
doin greeting and a Bowdoin smile. This seems 
to be a small matter, perhaps, yet it has a great 
effect. The atmosphere of good fellowship which 
it creates, is worth far more than the slight 
effort that it costs. Think it over. Freshmen; 
give us a smile and a word ; let us learn to know 
you. F. A. S., '21. 


On Oct. 19th and 20th with the installation of 
Phi Theta Upsilon as Alpha Eta of Chi Psi, the 
third national fraternity here at Bowdoin, was re- 
established seventy-four years and one week 
after it first entered Bowdoin. The installation 
was in charge of Ernest F. Clymer, Psi '00; 
Frank T. Ostrander, Pi '02; H. Segar Slifer, 
Alpha '11; W. A. Randall, Omega '88. and Dr. 
John B. Brainerd, Mu '99. The Phi Theta 
Upsilon fraternity was established on Feb. loth, 
1915, and has been formally petitioning the Chi 



Psi fraternity since June 17th, 1917. News of its 
acceptance as Alpha Eta was received on Ivy 
Day, last. 

The Chi Psi fraternit}' was founded at Union 
College, Schenectady, N. Y., in 1841. The fifth 
Alpha was established at Bowdoin in 1844 and 
became dormant in 1869 owing to reverses due to 
the Civil War. The other active New England 
Alphas are at Williams College, Middlebury Col- 
lege, Wesleyan University and Amherst College. 
Following are the initiates, twenty-three being 
active members and four alumni members : 
From 191 5 — Warren C. Coombs. 
From 1917 — Harvey D. Miller. 
From 1918 — Norman D. Stewart. 
From 1919 — Orson L. Berry, Topshara. Maine. 

Allan W. Sylvester, Harrison, Maine. 
From iQjo — Archie O. Dostie, Farmington, Maine. 
Biirchard K. Look, Strong, Maine. 
Harold S. Prosser, Lisbon Falls, Maine. 
Cloyd E. Small. Kingfield, Maine. 
Maynard C. Waltz, Warren, Maine. 
From 1921 — Frederick W. Anderson, Newton Center, 
Carroll L. Bean, East Corinth, Maine. 
John L. Berry, Denmark, Maine. 
Carl N. Fenderson, Monmouth, Maine. 
Lloyd H. Hatch, Dexter, Maine. 
Paul C. Marston. East Brownfield, Me. 
From 1922— William F. Clymer, White Plains, N. Y. 
John M. Garland, Conway, N. H. 
Donald U. Johnson, Strong, Maine. 
Maurice D. Jordan, Auburn, Maine. 
Ralph B. Knight, East Waterford, Me. 
Everett L. Marston, East Machias, Me. 
Cecil F. Thomp.son, Kingfield, Maine. 
Fred M. Walker, East Brownfield, Me. 
Earl G. .Whiting, Strong, Maine. 

The committee in charge of the installation and 
the banquet which followed was 

Orson L. Berry, '19. 
Cloyd E. Small, '20. 
John L. Berry, '21. 



It is interesting to note that one of the Fresh- 
man class is a full-blooded Armenian. Born in 
the City of Adana and educated at Tarsus in 
Saint Paul's College. Mr. Paul G. Bagdikian has 
seen much of the Turkish barbarism. About 
eight years ago he came to this country with his 
two sisters after a very fortunate escape from a 
Turkish massacre in Tarsus. Then, four years 
later he entered Berwick Academy and graduated 
there last June. His purpose here is to take a 
Medical course and fit himself so that he can go 
back to Armenia after the war, and help his 
people get on their feet again. He is anxious 
to learn of his parents, whether or not they have 

been killed by the Turks and Germans. Bagdi- 
kian, a strong pro-Ally, is looking forward to 
the day when the Armenians shall come back 
to their homes with no fear of the Turks. He 
speaks Armenian, Turkish, and English fluently, 
and has also studied French, Arabic, and Greek. 


The enlisted men in the Bowdoin unit of the 
S.A.T.C. have subscribed $12,600 in the Fourth 
Liberty Loan. The members of the first platoon 
subscribed the largest amount, as forty-two bonds 
for the sum of $2,750 were bought. In the 
second platoon forty-one bonds for the sum of 
$2,600 were bought. The record of the Naval! 
unit is forty-nine bonds totalling $2,650. Forty 
bonds amounting to $2,250 were subscribed in 
the third platoon, and thirty-three bonds amount- 
ing to $2,050 by the fourth platoon. The total' 
for the fourth platoon does not include the sub- 
scriptions of the men under eighteen who are 
drilling with^ that platoon. Five men who have 
been sent to Officers' Training Schools subscribed 
$300 before they left the college. Thus the com- 
plete total for the unit, not including the officers 
is $12,600. 

Preliminary investigations concerning another 
set of transfers to Officers' Training Camps are 
being conducted at present, but no definite de- 
cision has been made as yet that any men will be 
transferred from this unit. 

The total membership of the S.A.T.C. at 
present is 272, including the men in the Naval 


Sergeant Major — Look, B. K. 

First Sergeant Co. A — Leavitt. 

Sergeant, Fourth Platoon — Norwood. 

Sergeant, Second Platoon — Leydon. 

Sergeant, Third Platoon — Ogden. 

Sergeant, Right Guide — Millard. 

Sergeant, Left Guide — Getchell. 

Sergeant, R, G., Second Platoon — Cousins, S. C. 

Sergeant, R. G., Third Platoon — Schonland. 

Sergeant, R. G. Fourth Platoon — Brown. 

Sergeant, L. G., First Platoon — Fitzgerald. 

Sergeant, L. G., Second Platoon — McWilliams. 

Sergeant, L. G., Third Platoon — Garland. 

Corporals, First Platoon — Sylvester, McConkey, 
Cousins, R. S., Eustis, Garland. 

Corporals, Second Platoon — Goodhue, Prout, Rich, 
J. C, Hayes, Hill. 

Corporals, Third Platoon — Lyseth, Haddock, Mona- 
hon, Noss, Perry. 

Corporals, Fourth Platoon — Noyes, Ormerod, Peter- 
son, Ridlon, Sprince. 

First Sergeant- 

Naval Section 



Sergeant — Casper. 

Sergeant, Right Guide — Coombs, K. B. 
Sergeant, Left Guide — Coombs, K. C. 
Sergeant, Supply Sergeant — Curtis. 
Sergeant, Mess Sergeant — Rhodes. 
Sergeant — Cleaves. 

Corporals — McPartland, Moses, Abbott, Mason, 
O'Connell, McLellan, Edwards, Hall, Leach. 

Headquarters Company 
Sergeant Bugler Naval Unit — Merrill. 
Sergeant, Q. M. — Rounds. 
Sergeant. Ordnance Sergeant — Ellms. 
Sergeant, Q. M. — Mansfield. 
Sergeants — Dunbar, Prosser. 
Musicians — Clifford, McCrum. 

Naval Unit 
Privates — Attaya, Ayer, Barker, Bayley, Brown, 
Carter, Clark, Cole, Crook, Congdon, Day, Demuth, 
Roe, Drake, Dunn, Edwards, Flynn, Garland, Hall, 
Hanscome, Harmon, Hatch, Helson, Henley, Heyes, 
Hill, Holbrook, Houston, Howe, Isenburg, James, Kal- 
lock, Knott, Leathers, Loeffler, Marston, McClellan, 
Merriam, Mills, Morse, Pearson, Perry, Rogers, Savage, 
Smith, G. F., Smith, C. W., Shenker, Tarbox, Terry, 
Tileston, Tibbetts, Titcomb, Woodbury. 

First Platoon 
Alden, Alexander, Austin, Ball, Bracldey, Breary, 
Butler, Churchill, Coffin, Cousins, L. R., Dennison, 
Donnelly, Emery, Eustis, Flinn, Fox, Fitzgerald, Gaff- 
ney, Gleason, Harmon, Johnson, Knowles, McClellan, 
McConkey, Mclntyre, Meacham, Merry, Pugsley, Rich- 
ardson, Robinson, Smith, M., Smith, R. W., Sylvester, 
Tibbetts, Thomson, Wagg, Wetherell, Wilson. 

Second Platoon 
Averill, Burr, Clifford, Cousins, S. B., Dudley, Ela, 
Eldridge, Fogg, Frost, Garden, Goodhue, Goodrich, Hall, 
Halpin, Hayes, Healey, Jordan, Lamb, Leyden, Low, 
Ludden, Manchester, McWilliams, Morrissey, Pennel, 
Prout, Putnam, Rich, J., Rich, W., Simpson, Thal- 
heimer, Thayer, Vose, Weeks, Williams, White, H. H. 
M., White, W. J., Woodward. 

Third Platoon 

Avery, Bond, Buker, Casey, Clymer, Ooburne, Dahl- 
gren, Davis, Drummond, Fagone, Goff, Haddock, Hart, 
Jones, Knight, R. A., Knight, R. B., Lindner, Lyseth, 
Marston, McCrum, Monahan, Marrill, Morris, Noss, 
Noyes, Ogden, Pearson, Perry, Race, Ridley, Rogers, 
Small, Thompson, Tompkins, Walker, Walsh, Webb, 
Whiting, Wilkins, Woolworth. 

Fourth Platoon 

Anderson, Bean, Blodgett, Brown, Bush, Gumming, 
Davis, Dowling, Dunbar, Fenderson, Ferris, Fletcher, 
Freelove, Greenlaw, Hall, Howard, King, Lothrwop, 
McCormack, Millard, Mortell, Noyes, Ormerod, Oster- 
man, Peterson, Pickard, Richards, Ricker, Ridlon, 
Rouillard, Lealand, Sprince, Starrett, Strickland, 
Therriault. Tyler, Waltz, Young, J. C, 

gested that the men be given the privilege of 
using the living-rooms in the chapter houses 
from six-thirty to seven-thirty Sunday evenings. 
A committee consisting of Minot, '19, Newell, '19, 
and McWilliams, '20, was chosen to interview 
the authorities. Through the efforts of this com- 
mittee the permission was obtained. The men 
will he free to use the houses from, noon on Sun- 
day to seven twenty-five in the evening. One 
man from each house is to be responsible to 
President Sills for the condition of the rooms, 
etc., and it is probable that the fraternities will 
be required to pay for the lights that they use. 

This chance for the men in the fraternities to 
get together will surely be welcomed by all. It 
is a great thing for college and fraternity alike, 
for it promotes the spirit of the college fully as 
much as it promotes the fraternal spirit. 


Several days ago, delegates from the different 
fraternities met to make plans for some arrange- 
ment whereby the chapters could have meetings 
and social gatherings once a week. It was sug- 






Ralph W. Pendleton, 2d Lieut., Inf., Oarap Dix, 
N. J. 

Silas Frank Albert, 2d Lieut., Inf., Columbia 
University, New York City. 

Fred Babson Chadbourne, 2d Lieut., Inf., Camp 
Grant, 111. 

Grant Butler Cole, 2d Lieut.. Inf., West Vir- 
ginia University, Morgan Town, W. Va. 

Louis Whittier Doherty, 2d Lieut., Inf., Cor- 
nell University. Ithaca. N. Y. 

Ellsworth Manly Gray, 2d Lieut., Field Artil- 
lery, Camp Zachary Taylor, LousivUe, Ky. 

John H. Kern, 2d Lieut., Heavy Artillery, 

Gordon Sweat Hargraves. 2d Lieut., Field Ar- 
tillery, Camp Zachary Taylor, Louis\'iUe, Ky. 

William Ellis Hutchinson, 2d Lieut., Inf., 
Eastern College, Manassas. Va. 

Ether Shepley Paul, 2d Lieut., Inf.. 
Grant, 111. 

Stephen Irving Perkins, 2d Lieut., Inf., 
York University, New York City. 

Almon G. Sullivan, 2d Lieut., Inf., Camp Lee, 

Plimpton Guptil, 2d Lieut., Inf., Bates College, 
Lewiston, Me. 

George Goodwin Houston, 2d Lieut., Inf., Col- 
lege of City of New York. 

Leland Harper Moses, 2d Lieut., Inf., New 
York Llniversity, New York City. 

Charles William Scriingeour, 2d Lieut., Inf., 
New York University, New York City. 

Edgar Curtis Taylor, 2d Tieut.. Inf., Wesleyan 
University, Middletovvn, Conn, 

Emerson Walter Zeitler, 2d Lieut., Inf., Gamp 
Grant, 111. 

Alonzo Barker Holmes, 2d Lieut., Inf., Trinity 
College, Durham, N. C. 

Francis Ludger Rochon, 2d Lieut.. Inf.. Camp 
Grant. 111. 

Walter Stanley. 2d Lieut.. Field Artillery. 
Camp Zachary Taylor. Louisville, Ky. 

Lawrence McCarthy Wakefield. 2d Lieut.. Inf., 




in , 

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, 

Ex. i6. Elliot S. Boardman, 2d Lieut., 31st Co., 20tli 
Engrs. (Forestry) France. 


During alternate weeks members of Divisions 
A and C, English I, are to meet Professor An- 
drews in his office in Hubbard Hall for con- 
ference periods of fifteen minutes each. The 
provisional schedule for Division C is as follows • 

For the conference week beginning Tuesday, 
October 22, and for alternate weeks to the end 
of the term : 

Tuesday P. M.- 

Wednesday A. M.- 

Thursday A. M. — 

40 Bernstein 

55 Sealand 

10 Therriault 

35 Wagg 

40 Shwartz 

55 Sleeper 

10 Whitney 

30 Eldrich 

45 Harmon, F. R. 

,00 Norton 

15 Bagdikian 

30 Fagone 

,45 Churchill 

00 Emery 

IS Frost 

30 Hunt 

,45 Jordan 

00 Curran 

15 Tyler 

30 Breary 

45 Bond 

00 Woodbury 

15 Cobb 

30 Ricker 

45 Barker 

40 Allen 

55 Peabody 

10 McGorrill 

25 Burr 


The arrangement of conference appointments 
for men taking English 3 is as follows : 

Friday, October 18, and following alternate 
Fridays : 

A. M. — 9.50 Newell 

10.05 Coburne 
P. M. — 3.40 PoUay 

3.55 Laughlin 

Friday, October 25, and following alternate 
Fridays : 

A. M. — 9.35 Ayer 
9.50 Chin 
10.05 Nixon 
11.40 Haines 
P. M. — 3.40 Redman 
3.55 Rouillard 

2Dn tf)e Campus 

Burns, '20, was on the Campus last week. He 
reported for duty, Oct. 18, at the Harvard En- 
sign School. Smethurst, '19, and Eames, '21, 
are also attending the school. 

Announcement was recently received of the 

engagement of Milton M. McGorrill, '19, and 
Miss Helene M. Fenderson of Portland. 

House committees for both North and South 
Hyde Hall were chosen last week to act ' as 
proctors, and keep order in the ends. The com- 
mittees are Newell, '19, chairman, Lang, '19, and 
Claff, '21, in North Hyde; Mahoney, '19, chair- 
man, Longren, '19, and Yerxa, '22, in South 

The Army Y. M. C. A. expects to take over 
the Union at an early date. Until then it is be- 
ing run by the College authorities for the ac- 
commodation of the S.A.T.C. men. 

Boardman, '21, and Redman, '21, were in New 
York last week where they attended the annual 
convention of the Psi Upsilon fraternity. 

Partridge, '22, has been spending a few days 
at his home in Augusta recuperating from a 
slight attack of influenza. 

The usual crop of dead leaves is being har- 
vested and consumed this fall as usual. 

For a few days last week the epidemic here 
at the College assumed alarming proportions, but 
by the speedy, efficient efforts of the authorities 
the trouble was nipped in the bud and things 
are again running smoothly. At one time all 
the rooms in the Infirmary were filled and some 
patients had to be housed on the third floor which 
as yet is only partially fitted out. Fortunately, 
however, the majority of the cases turned out to 
be very mild attacks and at present the building 
is almost deserted. 

New shower baths are being installed in South 

The whole College has been quarantined on 
the Campus. Darn the "flu" anyway ! 

The trials for Chapel choir positions are con- 
tinued. Candidates are asked to come to the 
Music Room — afternoons from 3.45 to 4.45. 

Wiith tfie Jfacultp 

Professor Woodruff has been appointed pur- 
chasing agent of supplies for the college until 
the quartermaster arrives. 



Owing to the large number of students taking 
French, Professor Elliott has taken over the 
classes in French I, which is regularly given by 
Professor Brown, in order that Professor Brown 
may have more time for his classes in advanced 

A framed picture of Professor Johnson, given 
by Mrs. Johnson, is to be hung in Room 3, 
Memorial Hall. 

Lieutenant Wright wishes to express his satis- 
faction for the work done by the S.A.T.C. men, 
and to commend them for the fine spirit which 
they have shown. 

Professor Cram was called upon by the Medi- 
cal Examiner of Sagadahoc County last week 
for a chemical analysis of the viscera of the late 
Grover C. Hamilton of Bath. 

Professor Files, now engaged in Y. M. C. A. 
work in France will return in December for a 
few weeks. 

President Sills has been appointed chairman 
of the colleges and schools of Maine for the 
United War Work campaign, the object of 
which is to raise one hundred and seventy mil- 
lion dollars in the nation. 

Dr. Whittier announces that the Medical De- 
partment of the State of Maine has received 
the serum to be used for the prevention of in- 
fluenza, and has distributed it free to nearly all 
of the doctors in the State. The use of this 
serum has done much to check the spread of 
the disease. 

Mr. Cochran was on the Campus last Friday. 
He has received his commission as 2nd lieu- 
tenant in the Coast Artillery and has been or- 
dered overseas. 

The proceedings and speeches at the inau- 
guration of President Sills have been printed 
and will soon be distributed among the alumni. 

Owing to the shortage of naval officers, no 
officer will be assigned to command the naval 
section of the S.A.T.C, but officers will be sent 
down from time to time from the Portland or 
Rockland stations to give instruction in naval 

Ensign H. T. Greenwood has been assigned 
to Bowdoin and will have charge of the naval 
section of the S.A.T.C. 

President Sills was in Boston yesterday on 
college business in connection with the S.A.T.C. 
and attended a conference there on the United 

War Work camapign. In the evening he was 
a guest at a dinner given by President Lowel! 
of Harvard for the delegates of the British edu- 
cational mission to the United States. 

Professor Wass has composed a military march 
called the "Bowdoin (S.A.T.C.) March" which 
will be heard in the near future. 

The college catalog is being prepared by Mr. 
Wilder. It will differ very much from satalogs 
in the past since it is a war catalog. It is to be 
as brief as possible for esonomy and will give 
an account of what is going on in the college. 

Friends of the college will be glad to hear 
that Lt. Colonel Duval, who as been seriously 
ill, is recovering, and it is hoped he will be out 
in a short while. 

alumni l^otes 

'17. Photographs of Lieutenant Forbes Rick- 
ard, Jr., '17, and of Lieutenant Charles W. W. 
Field, ex-' 1 5, appeared in the Honor Rolls of 
the New York Times Pictorial for September 
12 and Leslie's Weekly for September 21. 

'17. Lieutenant Carl K. Ross of the Sanitary 
Corps is now at Kelly Field, San Antonio, and 
is engaged in special work as psychological ob- 
server of the men in aviation, the same work he 
expects to do overseas. 

'16. Lieutenant Donald S. White, '16, Ameri- 
can Air Service, in France, is the author of two 
poems in the collection "Songs from the 
Trenches," published by Harper's from the New 
York Herald's competition. 

'16. Robert Campbell, Jr., '16, is now chap- 
lain of the loist Field Artillery; was gassed 
when with the regiment in the advance at 
Chateau-Thierry ; and has seen hard fighting at 
St. Mihiel. He gave the address at the service 
on the anniversary of the regiment's arrival 
overseas. He writes, "The news is wonderful 
these days (October 3) and from the interviews 
w.ith prisoners taken in the drive — the morale of 
the enemy troops must be very low." 

ex-'i6. Dr. F. W. Maroney, Bowdoin, ex-'i6, 
and instructor in Gymnasium, a member of Delta 
Upsilon, was appointed in June, Director of 
Physical Training and Hygiene for the State of 
New Jersey. By the law of the state two hours 
per week are devoted in all schools to health 
conservation work. 

A very striking and life-like portrait of Lieu- 
tenant Forbes Rickard, Jr., '17, with appropriate 
plate, stating his death in action, has been hung 
in the Alumni Room ^f the library. It is the gift 
of his mother, Mrs. Forbes Rickard, of Denver. 




On October 17, Herbert Wassail Ashby, '14, 
died at his home in Salem after a short illness. 
He was a devoted lover of the college although 
the same physical infirmity which kept him from 
active participation in its life when here kept 
him from returning to it. He was frail in body 
but resolute in spirit, eagerly interested in his 
fellows, full of a cheery wit and a frank speech 
that made the chronicler of the 1914 Bugle say 
of him : "He has more than an ordinary amount 
of college spirit and will shout 'Bowdoin' with 
the best of them." 

'54. On August 30th, General Henry Clay 
Wood died in Portland after a long illness. Ho 
was born in Winthrop, May 22, 1832. In college 
he was a member of Chi Psi fraternity. He re- 
ceived various commissions during the Civil War, 
received the medal of honor for gallantry at 
Wilson Creek and finally he was made Assistant 
Adjutant General with headquarters at Wash- 

'yz. On September 21st, Weston Lewis, a 
trustee of Bowdoin College died in Gardiner. 
He was born in Pittston, December 26, 1850. 
For many years he has been President of Maine 
Trust and Banking Company, and was director 
and large stockholder of the Maine Central 
Railroad. He was a member of Governor 
Plaisted's council, 1911-1912. He was an over- 
seer of Bowdoin College 1901-1911 and a mem- 
ber of the board of trustees from 191 1 to his 

'17. Ensign Donald Burleigh (Delta Kappa 
Epsilon) and Mary Johnson, the daughter of ex- 
mayor Treby Johnson of Augusta, were married 
on October 14th. They will make their home in 
Evanston, 111. 


Hall of Alpha Delta Phi: 

In the death, o.n Aug. 24 last, of Arlo Bates, 
of the Class of 1876, the Bowdoin Chapter of 
Alpha Delta Phi mourns the loss of a dis- 
tinguished alumnus and one most loyal to the 
interests of this Fraternity. His work as a 
writer, and, above all, for twenty-five years as a 
teacher of English Literature in the Massochu- 
setts Institute of Technology, had given him an 
influence that will prove as wide and lasting as 
it has been beneficient. His own strength of 
nature was based upon his absolute fidelity to 
conviction, his contemputous scorn of sham and 
pretence in whatever form they might appear. 

Genuineness, sincerity of thought and purpose, 
in his appraisal of character,, counted for more 
than aught else with this man whose death we so 
deeply mourn. 

Richard K. McWilliams, '20 

Philip R. Lovell, '21 

Leslie B. Heeney, '21 

For the Chapter. 

Hall of Alpha Delta Phi: 

On the 19th of last July, Lieut. Forbes Rickard, 
Jr., was killed in action. At his early and re- 
gretted death, the Bowdoin Chapter of the Alpha 
Delta Phi, desires to express its sense of sorrow 
and bereavement. With prophetic vision, in his 
Class poem, read at Commencement in 1917, he 
spoke for "the college man, who gives his all — 
no less," whic noble company he has now himself 
joined. To all who knew him, the memory of 
Forbes Rickard, brilliant in scholarship, depend- 
able in business, and loyal in friendship, will 
always be one of the most precious things as- 
sociated with the Fraternity and the College. 

Richard K. McWilliams, '20 

Philip R. Lovell, '21 

Leslie B. Heeney, '21 

For the Chapter 


Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circu- 
lation, Etc., Required by the Act of 
Congress of August 24, 1912, 

Of Bowdoin College Orient, published weekly (during 
college year) at Brunswick, Me., for October i, 1918. 


County of Cumberland, ss. 
Before me, a Notary Public, in and for the State 
and county aforesaid, personally appeared Kenneth S. 
Boardman, who, having been duly sworn according 
to law, deposes and says that he is the Business 
Manager of the Bowdoin College Orient and that the 
following is, to the best of his knowledge and belief, 
a true statement of the ownership, management (and 
if a daily paper, the circulation), etc., of the aforesaid 
publication for the date shown in the above caption, 
required by the Act of August 24, 191 2, embodied in 
section 443, Postal Laws and Regulations, printed on 
the reverse of this form, to wit : 

1. That the names and address of the publisher, 
editor, managing editor, and business managers are : 

Name of — Post office address — 

Publisher, Bowdoin Publishing Co., Brunswick, Me. 
Editor, Crosby E. Redman, Brunswick, Me. 
Managing Editor, none. 

Business Manager, Kenneth S. Boardman, Brunswick, 


2. That the owners are : (Give names and addresses 


of individual owners, or, if a corporation, give its name 
and the names and addresses of stockholders owning 
or holding i per cent or more of the total amount of 

Bowdoin Publishing Co., mutual association, no 
member receiving share of profits. 

3. That the known bondholders, mortgagees, and 
other security holders owning or holding i per cent 
or more of total amount of bonds, mortgages, or other 
securities are : (If thereare none, so state.) None. 

4. That the two paragraphs next above, giving the 
names of the owners, stockholders, arid security holders, 
if any, contain not only the list of stockholers and 
security holders as they appear upon the books of the 
company but also, in cases where the stockholder or 
security holders appears upon the books of the com- 
pany as trustee or in any other fiduciary relation, the 
name of the person or corporation for whom such 
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who do not appear upon the books of the company as 
trustees, hold stock and securities in a capacity other 
than that of a bona fide owner; and this affiant has no 
reason to believe that any other person, association, or 
corporation has any interest direct or indirect in the 
said stock, bonds, or other securities than as so stated 
by him. 

5. That the average number of copies of each issue 
of this publication sold or distributed, through the 
mails or otherwise, to paid subscribers during the six 
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October, 1918. 
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NO. 12 


The chapel exercises on Sunday Nov. 2 were 
devoted to the memory of the fifteen Bowdoin 
men who have lost their lives in the service. 
The members of the Students' Army Training 
Corps marched to the chapel in platoon forma- 
tion headed by a color guard. A quartet con- 
sisting of Hill, Medic '21; Gowell '22; Edwards 
'19, and Lindner '20, rendered special music. 
President Sills conducted the service in his usual 
effective manner, expressing in fitting words the 
feeling of all present. He spoke as follows : 
The Roll of Honor. 

The seven in France : 

Benjamin Pliny Bradford, '17, 2nd Lieut. Aviation 
Corps. (Killed in aeroplane accident.) 

Charles William Wallace Field, n'15, 2nd Lieut. 103rd 
Machine Gun Battalion. 

Frank Durham Hazeltine, '18, 2nd Lieut. loist In- 

Albert Davis Holbrook, 'ig, 2nd Lieut. (Died in 
German prison camp.) 

Forbes Rickard, Jr., '17, 2nd Lieut, gth Infantry. 

Joseph Ralph Sandford, '18, ist Lieut. R.F.C. 

Douglas Urquhart, n'14, Serg't. 104th Infantry. (Died 
of wounds.) 

The eight on this side : 

Omar Perlie Badger, '14, M.R.C., Boston. 

Lawrence Hill Cate, '20, Instructor in Aviation 
School, Pensacola, Florida. 

Wyman Almon Coombs, m'13, ist Lieut. M.R.C. Ft. 
Oglethorpe, Ga. 

Michael Joseph Delehanty, '20, Aviation School, 
Pensacola, Florida. 

Carroll Edward Fuller, n'i8. Private, Camp Devens. 

Leonard Henry Gibson, '14, Corporal, Camp Devens. 

Stuart Pingree Morrill, n'15, O.T.C. Fort Ogle- 
thorpe, Ga. 

Harold Sumner Small, n'lo, Serg't ist Maine H.F.A. 
Charlotte, N. C. 

"These names are far more eloquent than any 
words that can be spoken here. Youth learns 
more from the deeds of their mates than from 
the admonitions of their elders; and these Bow- 
doin men who in a just and holy cause have 
given their all — no less — will be a source of in- 
spiration and pride to the long generations of 
boys who in the future will come under the benefi- 
cent influence of this ancient institution of 
learning. There is a wonderful comradeship in 
college; the ties that bind us together are dif- 
ferent from other bonds. The names which T 
have read are representative of many a college 

group. There are athletes among them who 
showed their spirit and pluck on Whittier field. 
Two of the number were as promising men 
intellectually as could be found in our young 
classes. Some were undergraduates ; some were 
with us only a portion of the course. But all 
of them, scholars, and athletes, and merry care- 
free lads, have joined the ranks of the gallant 

We should be false to their memory and to 
what they have done did we not highly resolve to- 
carry through to the end the task in which they 
were engaged. They would not rest content if 
the war ended without a complete and final 
triumph of freedom's cause. In the words of 
an old Greek epitaph : 

"These men in saving their native land that 
lay with tearful fetters on her neck clad them- 
selves in the dusk of darkness ; looking in them 
let a citizen have courage to die for his country." 
Our heroes helped to save not only their land 
but the world from the tearful fetters of tyranny 
and militarism. So we learn courage to die and 
courage to live for her too — courage to see that 
the things for which they fought and died, shall 
be embodied in the new life that we are so fast 
entering upon. 

But it is not the purpose of this service prim- 
arily to draw lessons from the sacrifice in honor; 
we are met to pay a brief tribute of praise and 
thanks to these gallant youths who have done so 
much more for us than we can ever do for them. 
Those who fell in battle we doubt not, as a Bow- 
doin man wrote from France of one of them,, 
fought with all the courage with which God can 
grace man. And those who died in camp before 
they faced the enemy went off with the same 
willing high-spirited valor. We mourn our dead 
but with solemn pride. 

Nothing is here for tears ; nothing to wail 
Or knock the breast ; no weakness, no contempt. 
Dispraise or blame ; nothing but well and fair, 
And what may quiet us in a death so noble. 

Death has been very near to us since the war 
began; and I think we have all lost something 
of that fear of death we used to have. We real- 
ize more clearly the eternal values of courage 
and hope and faith. We know what a splendid 


thing- it is to value life and yet to be ready in 
a great cause to give it up as lightly as a lover 
vifould toss a rose at the feet of his mistress. 
Yesterday was All Souls' Day ; and throughout 
France pious peasants gathered in many a rural 
spot to pray for the repose of those they loved ; 
and ievf families of France or of England are 
now without memories of their dead, lost in the 
war. We have not suffered commensurately ; but 
we too have our share, small though it is in the 
woe of the world. Here at Bowdoin if our con- 
tribution has been few in number we have given 
of our best. We too realize how slight is the 
dividing line between the living and the dead. 
We shall strive to make ourselves worthy of that 
company and thereby make their influence power- 
ful for good in the years that are to come. With 
some such thoughts as these we think of them 
and leave them. 

No longer on their ears 

The bugler's summons falls : 

Beyond these tangled spheres 

The Archangel's trumpet calls ; 

And by that trumpet led 

Far up the exalted sky 

The Army of the Dead 

Goes by, and still goes by — 

Look upward standing mute ; Salute ! 


Ilowdoin defeated the University of Maine for 
the first time in several years by the score of 7 
to o. The single touchdown by which Bowdoin 
won the game came in the first quarter, when 
Paganucci fumbled a pass from Murphy and Pa- 
rent picked up the ball and ran with it as far as 
the five-yard line. After this play, Drummond 
crcfsed the line and kicked the goal. 

Bowdoin made most of its gains by old fash- 
ioned line bucking. Maine worked the Minnesota 
shift fairly successfully at the time but it was 
usually put on rather crudely. No individual 
player made any spectacular gains, but both sides 
worked long forward passes occasionally. 

During the second half Bowdoin played a de- 
fensive game almost entirely, in which Caspar, 
Parent, and Perry did excellent work. 

In the first quarter, after Maine had won the 
toss, Parent kicked off to the 11 yard line, and the 
ball was run back to the 36 yard line. Maine 
was forced to punt, Drummond running back the 
kick fifteen yards to his own 45 yard line. Bow- 
doin carried the ball 20 yards to Maine's 35 yard 
line and then lost the ball on downs. After three 
unsuccessful rushes Paganucci prepared to punt 
but he fumbled Murphy's pass and then Parent 

made the run that lead up to the decisive touch- 

Parent kicked off to Maine's 25 yard line but 
Caspar downed the runner after he had gained 
five yards. After that the ball changed hands 
several times and the quarter ended with it in 
Maine's possession on Bowdoin's 37 yard line. 
When play was resumed, Paganucci pulled off a 
perfect pass to Herwood which gained 25 yards , 
and put Maine on Bowdoin's 10 yard line. Af- I 
tcr two unsucessful rushes, Paganucci tried an- " 
other pass to Fiernan this time but the ball went 
over the goal line, and consequently was declared 
a touchback. After one rush, Drummond punted 
to Maine's 37 yard line but there was no runback. 
Paganucci gained four yards but in the next two 
plays this was lost. Drummond then ran back a 
punt twelve yards to his 43 yard' line. Bowdoin 
then advanced to Maine's 28 yard line, when 
Ginsberg intercepted a long forward on his own 
8 yard line and ran back to his 12 yard line. Pa- 
ganucci punted after his team had gained 8 yards, 
and it was Bowdoin's ball on her opponent's 46 
yard line. When Bowdoin reached Maine's 35 
yard line she was penalized five yards for being 
olfside. A blocked punt which gave Maine the 
ball on Bowdoin's 47 yard line ended the half. 

In the third quarter there were no plays of 
particular interest, except when Kallock inter- 
cepted a forward pass, and later when Paganucci 
tried to punt from his 25 yard line, and the kick 
\vas blocked. On this play. Parent again went af- 
ter the ball which was rolling back towards the 
gonl line. He fell on it about ten yards from the 
line, but it rolled out of his hands and a Maine 
man fell on it, thus saving his team from a very 
critical position. At the end of the period Drum- 
mond almost scored a field goal, failing only by 
? short distance. 

The last quarter was featured by a great deal 
of wretched punting and a large number of at- 
tempted forward passes. Drummond pulled oft' 
a long pass to Perry which would have gained 
32 yards if the officials had not ruled the end out 1 
of bounds when he caught the ball. | 

In the last three minutes of play, Maine made ' 
a desperate effort to tie the score, but plays 
which netted the team 25 yards went for nothing 
when one of Paganucci's long passes was inter- 

Almost the very last play of the game was an 
luisuccessful attempt at a field goal by Drinn- 
riond. Maine started out once more from her 20 
yard line but the whistle blew before she had ac- 
co'nplished an3'thing. 



The summary : 

Parent, James, l.e r.e., Herwood 

Rhodes, Schonland, Ogden l.t r.t., Allen 

Haines, l.g r.g., McLeod, Sawyer 

Richardson, c c, Murphy 

Clifford, r.g l.g., Weymouth 

Casper, r.t l.t., Quinn 

Perry, r.e I.e., Fiernan, Stetson 

Drummond, q.b q.b., Ginsberg 

Dahlgren, Fitzgerald, l.h.b r.h.b., Rummery 

Fitzgerald, Curtis, Crockett, r.h.b., 

l.h.b., Matthews, Dolan 
Kallock, f .b f .b., Paganucci 

Score, Bowdoin 7, University of Maine 0. Touch- 
down, Drummond ; Goal from touchdown, Drummond ; 
Referee, O'Connell of Portland ; Umpire, "Crab" Smith 
of University of Maine ; Head linesman, Owens, K. of 
C, Fort Williams. Time, four 1 1 minute periods. 


The big gymnasium floor was the scene Satur- 
day evening of the annual football dance, the 
first social event of its kind this year. It would 
he needless to state that the affair was the usual 
success. About 100 couples were on the floor, 
enjoying an order of twenty-four numbers, with 
the Jefferson Theatre orchestra of Portland furn- 
i.shing the music. 

The committee v/ere Myron R. Grover and 
Reginald T. Lombard, while the caterer was Hall. 
The guests included: 

President Kenneth C. M. Sills 
Mrs. Harold Beverly Robinson 
Professor and Mrs. L. D. McClean 
Lieutenant and Mrs. W. H. Wright 
Lieutenant and Mrs. W. H. Davis 
Professor and Mrs. M. Copeland 
Professor and Mrs. C. C. Hutchins 
Professor and Mrs. C. T. Burnett 
Professor and Mrs. W. B. Mitchell 
Professor and Mrs. W. A. Moody 
Professor and Mrs. R. J. Ham 
Doctor M. P. Cram 


The following system of calls will be in effect 
October 27, igi8. Strict military compliance will 
Le required : 
A. M. — 6.00 First Call. 

6.10 Assembly. -"' 

6.15 Reveille. 

6.20 Mess Call. Men will be marched from 
reveille formation to mess. 

6.50 Sick Call. 

6.55 First Call for Drill. 

7.05 Assembly. 

8.45 Recall. 

8.50 Chapel. S.A.T.C. will march in forma- 

9.00-12.00 Classes and study. 

12.05 Dinner mess call. 
M. — 1.00-3.00 Classes and study. 
3.00-4.00 Athletics, etc. 
4.30 First Call for Retreat. 
4.35 Retreat. 
4.40 Assembly. 
445-5-4S Classes. 
5.55 Assembly. 
6.00 Supper mess call. 
7.10 Assembly. 
7.1S-9.15 Study. 
10.15 Call to Quarters. 
10.30 Taps; Lights out. 

Regular schedule until after breakfast. 
8.00 Inspection. 

Regular schedule for classes and mess. 
12.45 Inspection of Quarters. 
Other Saturday programs of inspection may 
and probably will be especially designated. 
A. M. calls one hour later. 
Noon assembly and mess at regular schedule 

4.30 First call for Retreat. 
4.35 Retreat. 

4.40 Church Call for Chapel. 
4.50 Chapel. 
5.30 Evening Mess. 
15 Conference in Military Instruction for 

one hour. 
15-9.15 Study. 
.15 Call to Quarters. 
Taps ; Lights Out. 


Naval Unit Nozv at Full Strength, §0 Men. 
Ensign E. A. Greenwood, U. S. N., arrived at 
Bowdoin College Friday to take charge of the 
Naval LTnit of the Student Army Training Corps. 
Ensign Greenwood relieved Chief John M. Mc- 
Ewan, who has been the enrolling officer for the 
Naval Unit. Ensign Greenwood expects several 
petty officers to be assigned to assist him in in- 
structing the men in the near future. The Unit 
is now at full strength of 50 men. 


In accordance with instructions from the War 
Department the ranks of the men in college will 
be posted monthly in the recitation rooms of each 


Manager Lewis W. Brown has received a 
challenge from Bates for a cross country race. 
No date has been scheduled as yet, as efforts 
are being made to arrange an intercollegiate race 
with all the Maine colleges, to be held at Bruns- 




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Vol. XLVIII. NOVEMBER 29, 1918. No. 12 

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

The rallies which have been held this year to 

arouse enthusiasm before the football games 

have, on the whole, been 

Bowdoin successful and well-attend- 

Beata ed. The men have shown 

considerable "pep" in 

cheering and singing. There is, however, one 
thing which has stood out prominently at all 
these gatherings that calls forth criticism, — the 
fact that only few men are familiar with the 
words of "Bowdoin Beata." Just why this is 
true is hard to decide. Possibly because of the 
abnormal conditions here, the attention of the 
Freshmen has not been directed as efifectively to 
learning Bowdoin songs as it would otherwise 
have been. But this does not explain why the 
upper classmen cannot sing well the entire three 
verses of our college song. The first verse goes 
lustil}', the second faintly, and the third almost 

It is our present disgrace that "Bowdoin 
Beata" which is to the Bowdoin man what "My 
County Tis of Thee" is to the American, is not 
known by heart by every member of the student 
body. Let us act at once and remove all cause 
for any unfavorable criticism in regard to our 
singing of "Bowdoin Beata." Improve each and 
every opportunity to learn and help others learn 
this splendid, stirring song — the song which many 
times has helped bring victory to the White, the 
song which voices our love for our Alma Mater, 
and the song for which we as Bowdoin men 
bare our hands. 

During the past week or two a feeling of rest- 
lessness has spread both among members of the 

S.A.T.C. and the non- 

The Feeling military men. No doubt 

of Unrest. the rumor, which now 

seems an official fact, that 
a score or more of the twenty-year-old soldiers 
are to be sent to a training camp at once, has 
had much to do with this condition. The mili- 
tary men who are not to go have a great desire 
to be getting into immediate active service and 
their discomfort has reacted upon those men in 
Hyde Hall. 

It is quite natural that this state of affairs 
should e.xist but to give in to it has a detrimental 
effect upon the attitude of all men in college. 
The man in the S.A.T.C. who is paying the 
most attention to his military and college work 
is serving LTncle Sam in the best manner possi- 
ble at present. When it is time for him to leave 
here he will be called; until then his task is to 
prepare himself as well as he can for the posi- 
tion ill which he is to be placed. As for the men 
who arc barred from serving in uniform, their 
patriotic duty is to apply themselves diligently 
to their studies and thus fit themselves to be 
capable of assisting in the reconstruction after 


the war which will require many trained minds 
for the solutions of the new and unforseen prob- 
lems which it will present. Therefore, though all 
of us are more or less dissatisfied with college 
as it is now, let us try to smother the feeling and 
carry on with zeal and energy the work that 
has been given us to perform. 


The management of the Bowdoin Publishing" 
Co. wishes to apologize to members of the faculty 
and to alumni subscribers for the delays which 
'have occurred in the publication and delivery 
of the Orient for October 15th and 29th. Be- 
cause of illness from influenza among the em- 
ployees of the Brunswick Publishing Co., printers 
of the Orient, it was impossible to issue the 
Orient on October 22. 

Of the personnel of the Editorial Board and 
Publishing Co. of last term, all but one are at 
army cantonments or in the Students' Army 
Training Corps. This fact necessitated the ap- 
pointment of inexperienced men to fill the va- 

Many things have had to be done without the 
benefit either of experience or advice from 
former managers or assistants. On accoimt of a 
recent ruling of the Post Office Department the 
mailing list required complete revision. With 
but five exceptions the contracts for advertising 
had expired and had to be renewed. The sub- 
scription list of the student body was not, as is 
the case in a normal year, taken care of by the 
blanket tax, but each subscription had to be in- 
dividually solicited. As there are at present no 
assistant managers and but three candidates for 
assistant manager it may be seen that the total 
amount of time which can be given to the work 
of the Publishing Co. is somewhat limited. 

Many of these things would normally have 
been attended to during the summer vacation, 
but this was impossible this year. 

In the future all possible efforts will be made 
to publish and distribute the Orient on time, e.g. 
Tuesday of each week. 

We earnestly hope that when you consider 
these circumstances that you will have forbear- 
ance and not condemn us as entirely careless and 
inefficient. K. S. B. 


Captain James G. Finn of Lewiston reported 
in Thursday's casualty list as severely wounded, 
is the Jim Finn of Bowdoin football fame, hav- 

ing played guard and tackle on teams of Bow- 
doin College during the years of 1902, 1903 and 
1904, being regarded as one of the best line men 
on the Maine college teams in those years, being 
picked for the ■ all-Maine. 

He was born in Lewiston in 1879 and at the 
time of the Spanish War was a member of the 
First Maine \'olunteers. Upon graduating from 
Bowdoin in 1905, he became connected with the 
Title Guarantee & Trust Co. of Brooklyn, N. Y., 
and at the same time studied law at St. Lawrence 
from which he graduated in 1909 with the de- 
gree of LL.B. 

Upon settling in New York he entered the 
New York State Guards and rose rapidly in rank. 
Since going overseas he has been cited for 

Jim Finn was one of the best known football 
players of the coaching days of Jack O'Connor 
and Ross McClave at Bowdoin and he will be 
well remembered in Bangor among the football 
fans of Bangor and throughout the state. 


On last Saturday there was a conference at 
Bowdoin of delegates consisting of presidents, 
principals, members of faculties and student 
bodies of the various colleges, normal schools and 
private academies of the state, for the LTnited 
War Work Campaign. The object of this cam- 
paign, which is to be carried on the week of 
Nov. nth, is to raise twenty-five thousand dol- 
lars among the colleges and schools of Maine. 
Later on the quotas of the four colleges will be 
announced. Those representing Bowdoin were 
Dr. Burnett, Professor Hormell, Professor Cat- 
lin and Professor McClean from the faculty and 
Newell '19, Films '20, H. Nixon '21 and Sleeper 
'22 from the student body. The committee to 
carry on the campaign at Bowdoin will include 
members of the faculty and student members. 


Three Bowdoin graduates have recently added 
their names to the long list of our college men 
who have been considered worthy of commis- 
.'^ions. Considering the number of men in service 
and the size of the college, Bowdoin has done re- 
ma ikably well in presenting men worthy to lead. 
Following are the new names on the honor roll : 
Raymond Davis, '05, ist Lieut. loth U. S. Engi- 
Frank H. L. Hargraves, '16, 2nd Lieut. U. S. In- 
fantry. (Camp LTpton.) 



George S. DeMott, 'i8, 2nd Lieut. U. S. Infan- 
try. (Camp Sherman.) 


Major Henry C. Emery '92, Russian represen- 
tative of the Guaranty Trust Co. of New York, 
who was made a prisoner by the Germans on 
the Aland Islands last March, has been released 
from imprisonment in Germany and arrived in 
Copenhagen the 22nd of October. Mr. Emery 
after graduating in 1892 received his LL.D. in 
191 1 and Ph.D. from Columbia in 1896. He was 
Professor of Political Economy at Bowdoin, 
'94-'oo, and at Yale from I900-'o9. He was 
chairman of the U. S. Tariff Board '09-'i3. His 
college fraternity was Psi Upsilon. 


A great many of the freshmen seem to have 
already discovered the real Bowdoin spirit, as 
the following article, written by one of them is 
indicative : 

"What is Bowdoin's greatest need? To the 
eyes of a new Freshman, Bowdoin seems to have 
no great need. What more can she want than 
the finest gymnasium for her size in the east, 
the largest library of any college in Maine, an 
unexcelled science building, modern dormitories, 
ample funds for scholarships, an unusually ex- 
cellent faculty and a past that has no equal 
among the smaller colleges of the country? Her 
need is not buildings nor funds nor traditions, 
but what she does need is to let people know 
about these things. I do not mean to say that 
the older generation of intelligent men is ignor- 
ant of these things, but the boys of high school 
age do not realize them. They class Bowdoin 
along with the other colleges of its size. What 
Bowdoin needs is a little pro-Bowdoin propa- 
ganda among the high schools to let the students 
realize the superiority of our college." 

Ludden, '22. 


Harold Young Saxon, a former member of 
the class of 1920, has been flying at the front 
since July 16, 1917. This summer he was given 
the Croix de Guerre with palm for bringing 
down a German sausage balloon and two German 


The Boston Sunday Herald for August 12 
printed on its editorial page two numbers of in- 
terest to Bowdoin: The Class Day Poem of 

Lieutenant Forbes Rickard, Jr., '17, with notice 
of his death at the turning of the war, July 19. 
1918; and an appreciation of Elijah Kellogg, '40. 
by John Clair Minot, '96. 

mit^ tfie JTacultp 

Dr. Burnett has been appointed State Director 
of the Four Minute Men organization. 

The men in the War Issues Course heard Pro- 
fessor' Catlin and President Sills lecture on two 
interesting and timely subjects during last week. 
Professor Catlin lectured on "The Economic 
Causes of the War" on Monday, and President 
Sills on "The Conflict of Ideals" on Wednesday 

Mr. F. S. Nowlan is now living in the Sigma 
Nu House. 

Professor McClean will be Secretary for the 
Y. M. C. A. connected with the S.A.T.C. at Bow- 

Dr Burnett is chairman of the Publicity Com- 
mittee of Brunswick for the United War Work 

aiumnt jQotes 

'61. On September 21st, Frank L. Dingley 
died in Lewiston. He was born in Unity, Feb- 
ruary 7, 1840. He and his brother, Governor 
Nelson Dingley, author of the Dingley Bill, 
founded the Lewiston Evening Journal, of which 
the former was editor for many years. In the 
presidency of Benjamin Harrison he was ap- 
pointed special commissioner to investigate the 
subject of foreign immigration. 

'76. On August 24th, after a long illness Arlo 
Bates died in Boston. With his death Bowdoin 
loses one of her most gifted alumni. He was 
bom in East Machias, December 16, 1850. While 
in college he was a member of Alpha Delta Phi 
fraternity, and the editor-in-chief of the Orient. 
Fie married Harriet Vose, daughter of Pro- 
fessor Vose, head of the Scientific and Engineer- 
ing department at Bowdoin. For a time he was 
editor of the Boston Sunday Courier, and later 
Professor of English Literature at Massachu- 
setts Institute of Technology. He has published 
about fifteen volumes of fiction and poetry, 
among which is "The Torch Bearers," delivered 
by him at the Bowdoin College Centennial. 

The many friends of Capt. Roland E. Clark 
of Houlton, a Bowdoin graduate, will be pleased 
to hear of his assignment as assistant adjutant 
general with the regular army. He is on the 
front line in France. 

'77. William Gerrish Beale has recently been 



appointed a member of the board of trustees. He 
was born in Winthrop, Maine, on September lo, 
1854, the son of William and Lucinda (Bacon) 
Beale. After his graduation he read law in the 
office of Williams and Thompson in Chicago. In 
1881 he was admitted to the Illinois bar and has 
practiced in Chicago ever since. He is the senior 
member of Isham, Lincoln and Beale. He was 
President of the Chicago board of education 
1891-1892, and corporation counsel of Chicago, 
1895-1897. He was one of the three trustees 
holding the majority of stock of the Chicago 
Tribune under the will of Joseph Medill. 

'99. On August 28, Dr. William L. Thomp- 
_son died in New York City. He was born in 
Portland April 18, 1877. In college he was a 
member of Psi Upsilon fraternity, took several 
prizes, was prominent in musical circles and 
had an honorary commencement appointment. 
For a time he was a specialist on women's 
diseases and lectured on various medical topics 
throughout the country. 

'01. George L. Lewis, librarian of the West- 
field Atheneum, has taken charge of the organiza- 
tion of a camp library at Camp Eustis, Hampton, 

'06. Richard E. Shaw was united in marriage 
to Marian Hazeltine of Belfast on August 7th. 

'11. Cards have been received for the wed- 
ding of Ensign Stanley W. Pierce and Miss Sally 
Smith of Brooklyn, New York. The bride elect 
is a graduate of Smith College, '14. The wed- 
ding will take place on October 26, at the home 
of the bride. 

'14. On September 8th, John Heywood of 
Gardner, Massachusetts, died at a hospital in 
Boston. He was born in Chicago on April 28, 
1890. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon 
fraternity at Bowdoin. 

'14. Several men for this class are teaching: 
W. C. Coombs, sub-master of Livermore Falls 
High School; C. C. Gage, Brattleboro (Vt), 
High School ; L. H. Gibson, English Department, 
Lafayette College, Easton, Pa.; E. B. Gordon, 
The Abbott School, Farmington, Me. ; A. E. 
Gray, Saint Paul's School, Concord, N. H. ; H. 
L. Hall, principal of Norwood (Mass.) High 
School; H. F. "King, Holyoke (Mass.) High 
School ; E. O. LaCasce, Athletic Director, West- 
brook Seminary ; R. D. Leigh, Government De- 
partment, Reed College, Portland, Ore.; S. L. 
Mountfort, Principal Parsonfield Seminary, 
North Parsonfield; E. A. Nacor, Powder Point 
School, Duxbury, Mass. ; K. A. Robinson, Eng- 
lish Department, Dartmouth College, Hanover, 

N. H. ; R. E. Simpson, Holy Cross, West Park, 
N. Y. ; E. H. Snow, Sub-master of Putnam 
(Conn.) High School; R. M. Verrill, EngHsh 
Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 
Wis. ; C. F. White, Columbia University, New 
York City. 

Of this class of about seventy, thirty-eight per 
cent are in general service; twelve have commis- 
sions, two are training for commissions, three are 
in aviation schools, and three are in the Medical 
Reserve Corps. From this class also there are 
one ensign, one corporal and three privates. 

'15. Lieutenant Ralph Melloon (Kappa 
Sigma) was married to Ethel Salisbury on June 
15th, in Providence, R. I. 

'15. On June 15th Alvah B. Stetson (Kappa 
Sigma) and Mabel Lock of Brooklyn, N. Y., 
were married at the home of the bride. 

'16. Captain Alfred Hall Grossman (Delta 
Upsilon) was married to Anna Decker on July 
iSth in Newport, R. I. 

'17. Philip H. Cobb, after, receiving his A.M. 
from Harvard in June, is now teaching Biology, 
Chemistry and General Science in Loomis In- 
stitute, Windsor, Conn. 

'17. Sergeant Theodore Fobes (Psi Upsilon) 
and Ruth Wiggins were married on June 7th. 

'17. Harvey D. Miller, Bangor, after being 
assigned to Headquarters Co. of his regiment, the 
42nd, at Camp Devens, has now been sent to the 
Regimental Intelligence School to study the 
various branches of the art of reconnoisance — 
German, map-reading, topography, scout work, 
ets., under British visiting instructors. 

'18. Norman D. Stuart (Phi Theta Upsilon) 
is athletic instructor and assistant teacher of 
modern languages at Hebron Academy. 

a)n tde Campus 

Partridge '22 has returned from his home to 
take up his studies after a short illness. 

Young '22 is ill at his home in Augusta. 

Campus matched trees in autumn colors Satur- 
day, when the fair sex arrived before the football 
game and dance. 

There seem to be a good many sore arms 
about the campus lately; we all agree that "it is 

Lieutenant Melton is back on the Campus and 
is recovering fast from the injury received in 

Ranks for the first month in the different 
courses have been posted — C'est la guerre ! 

Saturday quizzes in French have come to be re- 
garded with respect. Perhaps preparations for 



those inspections could account in part for the 
low ranks. 

The Bowdoin Union will be opened this week 
as an army Y. M. C. A. building. The equip- 
ment will probably arrive on Tuesday, so the 
formal opening will be made on Tuesday even- 
ing or Wednesday. 

Judge L. A. Emery, chairman of the Examin- 
ing Committee of the Boards was on the Camps 
last week. 


Hall of the Kappa Chapter of Psi Upsilon: 

In the recent death of Brother Joseph White 
Symonds of the Class of i860, the Kappa Chapter 
of Psi Upsilon mourns the loss of an esteemed 
citizen and a most respected brother. 

During his fifty odd years of public service, 
he has served as City Solicitor of Portland, as 
Judge of the Supreme Court of Cumberland 
County, as Associate Justice of the Supreme 
Court, and as Overseer of Bowdoin College. His 
long period of public service has been character- 
ized by unfaltering devotion to the interests of 
his fraternity and a high regard for the needs 
ol his fellowmen. 

To his family and friends, the Kappa extends 
its heartfelt sympathy. 

Leland M. Goodrich, 
George E. Houghton, 

For the Chapter. 

Hall of the Kappa Chapter of Psi Upsilon: 

On the I2th day of September, 1918, Brother 
Frank Durham Hazeltine met death while lead- 
ing his men in action. In his sudden and pre- 
mature death, the Kappa Chapter of Psi Upsilon 
mourns the loss of a respected and devoted 

At his country's call, he saw his duty. He 
was commissioned as a lieutenant and went 
across soon after the entrance of this country 
into the struggle. There he endured privations 
and suffering, being both gassed and wounded, 
but never faltered until he made the supreme 
sacrifice. Open hearted, sincere and loyal in life, 
his loss is irreparable to those who knew him. 

To his parents and friends, the Kappa extends 
its deepest sympathy. 

Leland M. Goodrich, 
George E. Houghton, 

For the Chapter. 

(Class Election of 1862) 

August 6th, 1858, my 19th birthday, I had 

entered Bowdoin College without condition and 
received my certificate from the venerable Presi- 
dent, Dr. Woods, and returned to North Bridg- 
ton, our home then. I had fitted at Bridgton 
Academy under Ebenezer Bean, and had had a 
good fit. My name was on the roll of the Class 
of 1862 as a Freshman. I did not go back to 
study at Bowdoin but transferred myself to 
Hamilton College, Clinton, N. Y., from which 
I graduated A.B. in 1863, and A.M. in 1866. Our 
family were originally New York State people. 
They had gone back to their own state, but I 
stayed a few months longer in Maine, and taught 
a select school at Sweden. I find in my diary 
these records : 

Feb. 23, Started for Brunswick to vote at the 
election of officers for the Freshman class supper 
next July. Nelson Cram met me, and I stayed 
with him. 

Feb. 24, Thursday. Spent the day running 
about the college buildings seeing things, etc. 
Went to prayers at evening. 

Feb. 25, Friday. There is a great deal of 
excitement about election. Morrill, Junior, rode 
90 miles last night and got C. H. Shaw and an- 
other man. Men are off in all directions and the 
telegraph is freely used. The class is divided 
thus. The Alpha Delta Phi, Theta Delta Chi, 
Psi Upsilon societies have united in one coalition, 
and the Delta Kappa Epsilon, Chi Psi and Delta 
Upsilon form another coalition. All mere so- 
ciety rivalry. No principle is involved. I shall 
vote the Delta Kappa Epsilon, and so forth, 
coalition, as most of the "Oudens" (nobody's 
men) go that way. E. P. Morse of the same 
class will go differently. Little to choose any 
way. Went to the Greek recitation to-day. Tutor 
Snow has it. 

Sat. Feb. 26. The excitement was intense all 
the morning. One Pierce who was persuaded 
to vote the Psi Upsilon ticket had been pledged 
to the Delta Kappa Epsilon coalition. The Delta 
Kappa Epsilon party have entered three for the 
occasion. At ten-thirty all our party were in 
town. We shall probably be a tie. 

At II o'clock we all went to recitation in our 
class recitation room which was small, and when 
the lessons for the ne.xt day were assig'ned, the 
class was called to order as a class meeting. 
Stevens of our party was chosen chairman, J. 
Noble, secretary. Many, of the other classes, were 
standing outside looking in to see how the fight 
was going, and as soon as the meeting began, the 
windows were smashed in and they soon filled 
the room in the rear part, as spectators. Being 



a member of the class I was inside, and the 
glass flew in my face. I threw up the lower sash 
and saved that one. I do not remember about 
the other window. It was voted to choose the 
class president. The roll was called, and the 
votes when counted stood, Pearson 25, Thayer 24. 
Pearson was our man. In the interim they had 
got Marshall in, a last year's Sophomore. Ex- 
pecting a man on the two-thirty train they moved 
to adjourn. Vote stood yea's 25, nay's 24. The 
President voted "nay" to tie it. They had al- 
ready adopted Cushing's Manual for rules, and 
some contended that according to Gushing the 
President had no right to vote, and that the meet- 
ing was really adjourned. They went on and 
chose a list of their own but our side chose J. S. 
Erskine, Vice President; J. Noble, Secretary; H. 
■ L. Prince, Treasurer ; C. H. Verrill, Historian ; 
S. H. Green, Toastmaster; C. P. Mattacks, 
Orator; F. N. Huston, Poet; A. H. Linscott, W. 
M. Jenkins, T. W. S. Bradbury, Gommittee on 
Odes; M. Smith, W. R. Woodside, and G. H. 
Shaw, General Committee. 

Our list was telegraphed to Portland and was 
in the Monday morning papers. They had a 
man come on the afternoon train. It was a very 
noisy election and they "estimated" the costs to 
all concerned, as from one hundred twenty-five 
to one hundred fifty dollars. No hard feeling 
was manifested, only intense excitement. 

The next Monday, when I was getting ready 
to start for home, I asked one of the boys "How 
about my expenses?" He said "What do you 
mean?" I then told him that I had been 
promised my expenses, and others confirmed me. 
He then said "We will see what can be done 
about it." He went and found Thomas B. Reed, 
an upper classman, who had managed one side 
of the fight, and seemed to be a leader in college 
affairs. Reed came to me, and after he had in- 
terviewed me and satisfied himself that my re- 
quest was right, he said "How much do you 
want?" My expenses had been six or seven 
dollars for traveling, (I had slept with the boys) 
but I said "Five dollars will do." Then Reed 
went round and got the money from one and 
another and handed it to me. I do not think I 
ever met Mr. Reed after that, but he became one 
of Bowdoin's greatest men as a leader in politics 
and as a statesman in this country. It was said 
in my hearing that Reed intended to become a 
minister but finally went into politics for which 
he had greater taste. He did not drop religion, 

Did not I sell my vote for five dollars in this 

case? and did not T. B. Reed, the famous poli- 
tician, buy it? What say you, kind reader? 


Below is a communication received from 
Gharles D. Woods, chairman State Fuel Admin- 
istration for Maine, which the editor was asked 
to insert in the Orient : 

Those of us who have used coal to heat our 
houses are somewhat disturbed by the shortage 
of anthracite coal. And to have only two-thirds 
of our usual supply seems to picture discomfort. 
To those who cannot get wood, soft coal is the 
best hard coal substitute. Directions for burning 
soft coal in household heaters and ranges can be 
had b}' addressing the Gonservation Bureau of 
the Fuel Administration, Portland. 

To those who have or can get good dry wood, 
iL is the better substitute for hard coal in that 
it is easily managed, is cleanly, and its use frees 
the over-taxed railroads from long distance 

The writer has no difficulty in maintaining a 
comfortable night as well as day temperature in 
liis steam-heated house with dry hard wood as 
the fuel. The secret of using wood in a furnace 
—-be it hot air, hot water or steam — is the proper 
regulation of the drafts. It is far easier to learn 
to burn wood under a boiler than it is to learn 
to burn hard or soft coal. To burn wood the 
grate must be covered with a layer of ashes, or 
with metal, or something that checks the draft. 
One cannot hold a wood fire with too free a 
craft. This is true whether the fire be under 
a boiler, in a cook stove or in a fire place. There 
must not be direct and free access of air. 

When a quick response is wanted put on a 
small amount of wood and open the drafts. As 
soon as the amount of heat needed is obtained, 
close the drafts and put on fuel. In cold weather 
pack the wood equally carefully but use less in 
the fire pot. Have the wood cut to proper length 
to fit the fire pot and use well seasoned dry wood. 
The better woods, such as rock-maple, beech and 
\cllow birch, are equal per cord to a ton of coal. 
If you do not get that heat value from them, the 
lault is yours. 

Ex-President Taft predicts that Germany 
will surrender in from one to six months, 
which is a shorter time than he would 
have given them six months ago. 



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NO. 13 


Colby defeated Bowdoin last Saturday on the 
Whittier Field in an interesting game, which 
was much closer than the score indicates. To 
be sure there was considerable fumbling and 
many penalties. The first of Colby's touchdowns 
came as a result of a poor pass from the Bow- 
doin center, and the second one was the result 
of an intercepted forward pass. There were very 
few long gains made through either line and 
neither goal was in danger except at the time 
of the two scores. 

Blades of Colby played the best game through- 
out the contest, and McCracken was a good 
second. Fitzgerald starred for Bowdoin on the 
offensive. James also made several good runs, 
especially his 20-yard gain around right end in 
the third quarter. 

First Quarter. 
Parent kicked off to the 30-yard line and the 
Colby runner was nailed after a runback of eight 
yards. After two short gains, McCracken punted 
to Bowdoin's 26-yard line and Fitzgerald came 
back ten yards. Two rushes failed to gain a first 
down, and Drummond punted to Colby's 27-yard 
line, where the Colby man failed to hang on to 
the ball, which was recovered for Bowdoin by 
James. Drummond tried a drop-kick after three 
plays, but the kick was blocked and the ball went 
to Colby on her 30-yard line. Blades tore through 
Bowdoin's line for ten yards, and then Fraas 
went through for eleven more. After that Colby 
could not make first down and it was Bowdoin's 
ball on her own . 43 -yard line. In two rushes, 
James made nine yards, and then his team made 
first down on Colby's 46-yard line. At this point 
Rhoads was put in at left tackle for Clifford, 
who moved over to left guard in place of Haines. 
After this change Bowdoin fumbled and it was 
Colby's ball on her own 46-yard line. Colby 
made first down on her opponent's 39-yard line 
in four plays. Bradley replaced Hardin at left 
tackle after two unsuccessful plays. On the next 
play Captain Drummond broke through and 
nailed his man for an eight-yard loss. Then Mc- 
Cracken punted to Bowdoin's is-yard line from 
which Fitzgerald ran back 23 yards. This run 

was useless because Bowdoin was caught hold- 
ing, and penalized 15 yards, placing the ball on 
the goal line. Drummond punted out to his 39- 
yard line. After a gain of three yards the period 
ended. Score : Bowdoin o, Colby o. 

Second Quarter. 

Colby failed to make her distance and the ball 
went to Bowdoin on her own 34-yard line. After 
a two-yard rush, Drummond fumbled a poor pass 
from Richardson, and Colby got the ball on the 
12-yard line. Two plays gained only three yards, 
but then Blades shot a forward to CcCrackcn 
who scored a touchdown on the play. The punt- 
out was not caught, and the try for the goal was 
not allowed. Score : Colby 6, Bowdoin 0. 

Parent kicked off the 25-yard line, and the ball 
was run back 22 yards only to have Fitzgerald 
fall on it after a fumble. Fitzgerald made four 
yards. The next two plays put the ball on 
Colby's 49-3'ard line with fourth down. Drum- 
mond then worked a forward to Fitzgerald which 
gained 11 yards. Another poor snap pushed 
Bowdoin back to midfield. Drummond punted to 
the 20-yard line and the ball was run back three 
yards. McCracken broke through for 13 yards, 
and then Fraas gained ten more. Colby was 
off-side and lost five yards, but made them up 
on the next two plays. McCracken punted to 
Bowdoin's 24-yard line and Fitzgerald ran the 
ball back eight yards. After two rushes, there 
was an exchange of punts which gave the ball to 
Bowdoin on her 28-yard line. Drummond's next 
kick was blocked, but the ball was recovered on 
the five-yard line. Drummond got the next kick 
away to the 35-yard line, and it was run back 
eight yards. This play ended the half. Score : 
Colby 6, Bowdoin o. 

Third Quarter. 
Parent kicked off the 26-yard line and the 
ball was run back to the 33-yard mark. Colby 
gained four yards, and then McCracken punted 
to his opponents' 30-yard line. James gained 
a yard and then Drummond kicked to Colby's 40- 
yard line. After a gain of three yards, Colby 
was penalized to her 26-yard line for holding. 
McCracken got away for 23 yards, but when he 
was tackled he lost the ball. James then worked 



:i piiss to l^ruinmoiid which gained 13 yards. The 
net two plays were fruitless, and Drummond 
punted to Colby's 12-yard line. Colby quickly 
carried the ball out to the 26-yard line for a 
first down. McCracken soon kicked to Bowdoin's 
35-yard line. After Fitzgerald had made eight 
yards, Schonland went in for Getchell. After 
Bowdoin had made five yards, James pulled off 
a run of 20 yards around Lieut. Reed's end, 
placing the ball on Colby's 32-yard mark. There 
was a gain of one yard, then Blades intercepted 
James' pass to Drummond on his 25-yard line, 
and went up the field for 53 yards before he was 
tackled on Bowdoin's 22-yard line. A two-yard 
gain was made through center, and then Brudno 
passed the ball to Lieut. Reed for a gain of 16 
yards. Blades then went over for the second 
touchdown. McCracken kicked the goal after 
Rouse had replaced Bradley at left tackle. Score ■ 
Colby 13, Bowdoin o. 

Parent kicked off to the Colby 19-yard mark, 
and the ball was run back ten yards. The period 
ended immediately after this play. Score: Colby 
13, Bowdoin o. 

Foitvth Quarter. 

After a gain of six yards, McCracken punted 
to midfield, and the ball was run back five yards. 
An exchange of punts gave Colby the ball on 
her 24-yard line. Due to some error, Getchell 
went back into the game for Schonland. The 
ruling is that no player can return to the game 
in the middle of a period, so that as a result, 
Getchell was not only ruled out of the game but 
Bowdoin was penalized half the distance to the 
goal line. It was Colby's ball on her opponents' 
34-yard line. A drop-kick was tried, when Colby 
failed to make the ten yards, and James ran it 
back to his 32-yard line. The rest of the game 
consisted of a few short runs together with sev- 
eral exchanges in punting. Final score : Colby 
13, Bowdoin o. 

Reed, l.e r.e., Drummond 

Hardin, Bradley, Rouse, l.t r.t., Caspar 

Lowery, l.g r.g., Haines, Clifford 

Pooler, c €., Richardson 

Cook, r.g l.g., Getchell, Schonland 

Guiney, r.t l.t., Clifford, Rhoade 

Pulisfer, l.e I.e., Parent 

Brudno, q.b p.b., Crockett 

Fraas, l.h.b r.h.b., Curtis 

McCracken, r.h.b l.h.b., James 

Blades, f .b f .b., Fitzgerald 

Score — Colby 13, Bowdoin 0. Touchdowns, Mc- 
Cracken. Blades. Goal from touchdown, McCracken. 
Referee, O'Connell, Portland Atheltic Club; Howe. 
Portland Naval Reserves. Head Linesman, Lieut. 
Smoot, Bowdoin. Time, four 12 minute periods. 


There is printed herewith a poem written by 
Lieutenant H. S. White, Bowdoin '17, together 
with a comment which is self-explanatory. 

To F. R., Jr. 

(Lieutenant Forbes Richard, Jr., Killed in Action, 

July ig) 

Bv Lieutenant H. S. White, A.E.F. 

For firelight, and true books and candle-glow. 
And dear imagination that can find 
Behind the present and the passing hour 
The plan of One who has the will to grow 
Upon the frailest stock, the fairest flower — 
And let it wither in a wintry wind : 

For that warm friendliness of soul's embrace 
When man meets man and knows him for a friend ; 
For all the little signs which must betray 
Man's loyalty to love — for all the grace 
Of Beauty which adorned his dawning day. 
He battled with clean heart until the end. 

For these he foiight — for love of life he died, 

A willing sacrifice to that High Faith 

Which bade him gird the young man's armour on 

And fling the shining Truth at those who lied — 

Boasting that Power was Right — that that new dawn 

Which reddened in the sky was but a wraith. 

He is a part of all he fought to save — 
And he has lent his soul to every breeze 
That cools the brow of Vision — seeing folk, 
And passing, sings of Hope, "Be strong, be brave. 
The new day dawns behind the Tyrant's cloak — 
Lo, Freedom rises from the misty seas !" 

So high-seeing Youth writes of Youth high- 
seeing and gloriously dying — for the writer and 
the subject of the above were room-mates at 
Bowdoin in the class of '17, perfect in friend- 
ship, dowered each with power over words, eager 
each from the first to enter the greater conflict 
with no craving for mere adventure but to battle 
determinedly for the Right. Both were attended 
in unusual degree by the gleaining visions which 
American college men have seen and with which 
they have gone to death — and they have been as 
shining inarks for the foe, so much so that an- 
other classmate of the brilliant Lieutenant 
Rickard, one glad to go when drafted and since 
then a volunteer for an important intelligence 
service, wrote: "Don't worry over me: war 
takes the idealists like 'Tex' and leaAxs the duf- 

After the "unlielicving surprise and anger" of 
the first shock ha\x been succeeded by calmnei^s 
and trust. Lieutenant White can write of his 



friend what others can echo to comfort them- 
selves, with true comfort: 

"T have been reviewing those marvellous quali- 
ties of heart and sold that made this man. In a 
thousand quick instances he has been coming 
back to mc. We have been as of old at your 
house, ... on the campus, have walked to- 
gether again along that cushioned path where he 
'plaj'ed Pan' in those daj's, have read the old 
poems together. If ever man deserved to live 
fully it was he, but he is happy now, I know. 
He had the greatest capacity for true friendship, 
affectionate comradeship, I have ever known. I 
firmly believe he lives in everything- he touched 
and knew and loved ; in a very real way. He 
was a glorious idealist. ... I hope I may 
have caught a spark of his soul to keep it and 
to help me and others. 

"After all, he loses nothing by his death; and 
we who have profited by his living would be 
selfish to think only q,f our loss and disregard 
our past and his present gain. 

"No man ever died, T know, with a better right 
to whatever blessedness is to come. 'Dulce et 
decorum est,' and his death was for greater than 
a 'Patria.' Ideals were very real to him." Those 
who heard the glowing words of that prophetic 
poem of Forbes Rickard, on Class Day in 
Memorial Hall — dedicated to Bowdoin's sons in 
earlier wars — speak of it now in remembering 
awe ; for "Our road winds on to fields in flaming 
France," it said, and asked condoning of youth's 
imperfect strivings, — 

Youth that "never will confess 

The deepest of its loyalties and fears, 

Till suddenly it renders all — no less." 

As soon as he was within hearing of the guns 
he wrote back that he was glad to be there "for 
the sake of the better world that is being carved 
with steel and fire and by the lives of good men." 
And in less than two months at the front, at the 
very decisive and glorious turn of the war, he 
was one of those whom in a last letter he called 
the "gallant unreturning." M. C. H. 


The campaign which is being conducted this 
week is in charge of the following captains, one 
from each end, who are assisted by three other 
men : 

Caspar and Rhodes, Winthrop. 

Tibbetts and Rich, Maine. 

Parent and Thompson, Appleton. 

L. O. Smith and Mahoney, Hyde. 

The campaign opened last Sunday with an ad- 

dress delivered in the Chapel at Vespers. The 
quota of all the Maine colleges, $17,000, of which 
Bowdoin must contribute $5,000, but efforts are 
being made to exceed this amount by as much 
as possible. The prospects of peace should be a 
strong argument for the support of this work, 
for experts say that it will take a year or more 
to return all of the boys to their homes, and it 
is a well recognized fact that the less work the 
soldier has to occupy his attention the more need 
he has for the work of these seven organizations. 
Let us do our utmost to put Bowdoin at the head 
of the Maine colleges in this drive. 


The subject of the following sketch from the 
"Pioneer Bulletin" published by the War Savings 
Committee of the city of New York, is a Bow- 
doin '08 man, a member of Psi Upsilon, who or- 
ganized for the Russell Sage Foundation the 
campaign against the Loan Sharks. 

Arthur H. Ham, formerly manager of the War 
Savings Society Bureau for Greater New York, 
has been called to Washington to take charge 
of the War Savings Society Department of the 
War Loan Organization of the Treasury De- 
partment. Mr. Ham will assist Pierre Jay, chair- 
man of the Federal Reserve Bank, and Ward M. 
Burgess in the reorganization of the National 
War Savings Committee. 

Mr. Ham is a pioneer in the War Savings So- 
ciety movement, having been one of the first to 
advocate their organization in the LTnited States 
upon the formation of the National War Sav- 
ings Committee last November. 

During his active association with the War 
Savings Committee for Greater New York, Mr. 
Ham was instrumental in organizing thousands 
of War Savings Societies in the Greater City, 
and laying the foundations for the extension of 
the movement to all the trades, commercial, in- 
dustrial and professional organizations, as well 
as the educational systems in New York. It was 
the belief of Mr. Ham that by inculcating the 
spirit of thrift and saving' in the people of the 
United States, and by teaching them fo do away 
with non-essentials at least for the duration of 
the war, the Government would not encounter 
any difficulty in obtaining the much needed labor 
and materials for war industries. He was among 
the first to be of the opinion that the idea of sa\-- 
ing, and not the idea of selling, should be the 
message to be preached by the organizers and 
representatives of the various War Savings 



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Crosby E. Redman, 1921 Editor-in-Chief 

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department and associate editors 
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George E. Houghton, 1921 With the Faculty 
Chester E. Claff, 1921 S A.T.C. 

Gordon S. Hargraves, 1919 
Clyde E. Stevens, 1919 
Louis W. Doherty, 1919 
William Congreve, Jr., 1920 
Philip E. Goodhue, 1920 
Allan W. Hall, 1920 
Albert E. Hurrell, 1920 
Ronald B. Wadsworth, 1920 
Stanley M. Gordon, 1920 
Cloyd E. Small, 1920 
Leland M. Goodrich, 1920 
Harry Helson, 1921 
Norman W. Haines, 1921 
Russell M. McGown, 1921 
Raymond P. Atwood, 1921 
Contributions are requested from all under- 
graduates, alumni and faculty. No anonymous 
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should be addressed to the Business Manager of 
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Kenneth S. Boardman, 1921 Business Manager 
Vol. XLVIII. NOVEMBER 12, 1918. No. 13 

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

The following editorials were sent out by the 
LTnited War Work Campaign Committee to the 
various colleges where units of the S. A.T.C. are 
located. In accordance with the request of this 
committee the Orient is publishing these two 
articles with the hope that they may aid in rais- 


"Can you state, in this department of your 
valued paper, some of the college traditions, 
which a new-comer ought to know? 


Once upon a time, there were some college 
traditions, Timid; but they were all shot to pieces 
before you came on. You need have no fear of 
innocently breaking any of the ancient laws of 
the academic zone by saying 'How do you do?' to 
the wrong person, or sitting on the wrong bench, 
or wearing the wrong kind of hat. Wc aren't 
giving a hang about such things, just now. 

Act like a he-man, and use your judgment; 
that's all. The best account you can give of 
yourself, is to keep smiling! If you are uncom- 
fortable, grin ! If the sefgeant jolts your sensi- 
bilities, cheer! If the military proctor gets your 
goat, let him have it : There are more goats to 
be had. The college has gone to war — all of it — 
lock, stock, and barrel ! 

Attend everything that looks like a patriotic 
meeting. Give your old duds to the Belgians. 
Save up your cash for the LTnited War Work 
Campaign Fund. The college students led the 
country, last year, in donations to these move- 
ments — now combined for one big' drive in No- 

Lentil wc can get into the fight, ourselves, let''; 
do our best to brace up the other fellows who 
are in it. Any student who finishes this academic 
year with money in his trousers, has something 
wrong under his vest. 

We used to chafif the chap who was tighter'n 
an old tire on a rusty rim; now we despise liim. 
"Raus mit him!" (He can understand that sen- 
tence, being part Boche.) 

So, don't be timid. Timid, about anything but 
grouchiness and stinginess. The only offences 
you can possibly commit, this year, are soreness 
and tightness. 

No scientist may be a scoffer. Any thought- 
ful man who holds his neighbor's beliefs in con- 
tempt may rightfully question the validity of his 
own. Perhaps nowhere more than on a college 
campus is this fact admitted, for the customary 
pursuits of academic life tend, increasingly, to- 
ward liberality of thought. 

Tt has been a source of great satisfaction to 



the students of America that the seven chief 
philanthropies now engaged in "war work" with 
a view to sustaining the morale of our fighting" 
forces, have federated for the purpose of making 
a "United War Work Campaign." 

,Five of these agencies claim a religious back- 
ground. In man)' respects the religions involved 
represent widely variant beliefs. The relations 
of some of them have in the past been delicate, 
to sa)' the least. But each of them has recognized 
the worthiness of all the others, in the important 
work now done by them to help free the world 
of its peril. Not only has each paid the other 
a compliment, but each has conferred upon itself 
a peculiar distinction, in this magnanimous act. 

It is naturally to be expected that the college 
men and women of this country, in appreciation 
of this new movement toward tolerance among 
erstwhile conflicting faiths, will be prompt and 
generous when the call comes to support these 

It is not likely that this federation for the pur- 
pose of securing- the "United War Work Fund" 
will involve any abrogation of the fundamental 
principles for which these several agencies are 
world-known, nor is it desirable, according to 
President Wilson's opinion, "that their compli- 
ance with this request, in any sense, imply the 
surrender on the part of any one of them of its 
distinctive character and autonomy ;" but, all the 
same, the students of America will agree that re- 
ligion has shown itself in a very favorable light 
through this action. 

"Our little systems have their day." The 
smaller they are in spirit, the shorter the day. 
That is as it should be. Inversely, it is to be 
supposed that the more magnanimous our "sys- 
tems," the longer their tenure of life. 

Here's "long life and prosperity" to the causes 
that have clasped hands in this "United War 
, Work Campaign !" 


A copy of General Orders No. 78, issued on 
September 17, by Major General C. R. Edwards, 
commanding the 26th Division, American Expe- 
ditionary Force, has just been received here. 

An extract from the order is of especial inte- 
rest to Brunswick people, as it cites Captain Wil- 
liam D. Ireland of the 103rd Machine Gun Bat- 
talion for having shown marked gallantrj' and 
meritorious service in the capture of Torcy, Bel- 
leau, Givry, Boviresches Woods, Rochet Woods, 
Hill 190, overlooking Chateau Thierry, Etrepil- 
ly, Bezuet, Epieds, Trugny, and La Fere Woods 

to the Jaulgonne-Fere-on-Tardenois Road, dur- 
ing the advance of the Division against the en- 
emy from July l8th to 25th, in the second Battle 
of the Marne. 

Captain Ireland, who is now temporarily in 
charge of the battalion, during the absence of 
Major Ashworth, graduated from Bowdoin Col 
lege in the Class of 1916. During his college 
course he was prominent in athletics, being on 
the varsity and class relay teams and on the var- 
sity and class track teams. He was marshal of 
the class junior year and senior year was class 
vice president. That 3'ear he also served on the 
Student Council. He played on the class football 
team as a sophomore. His fraternity is Beta 
Theta Pi. He also belonged to the Friars and 
the Track Club. 

At the outbreak of the war he enlisted in the 
Maine Ordnance Department, but later at his 
own request was transferred to the Machine Gun 
Company of the Second Maine Infantry at Ban- 
gor, and shortly after the regiment was called in- 
to Federal service he passed the examinations 
and and became a second lieutenant. 

In January his promotion to the rank of first 
lieutenant was announced b}' General Pershing', 
and his promotion to a captaincy came several 
months later. 

Captain Ireland is engaged to Miss Mary El- 
liott, daughter of Major and Mrs. Gilbert M. El- 
liott of Brunswick. Miss Elliott is serving as a 
yeowoman in the United States Navy, being sta- 
tioned in the disbursement office of the Third 
District, New York. 


The Editorial Board and the Bowdoin Pub- 
lishing Company wish to urge all non-military 
men to become candidates for positions on these 
two boards. At present only the following men 
are out : 

Candidates for Editorial Board — R. W. Cobb, 
G. A. Curran, E. B. Ham, E. A. Hunt and C. S. 

For Publishing Company: W. R. Brewer, G. 
A. Partridge and M. R. Young. 


A "Sing" was held in Memorial Hall last Mon- 
da}' evening at 7.15. An excellent program was 
in order for a solid hour. The features of the 
evening were a seven-piece orchestra made up 
of fellows in colleg'e, and two Scotch selections 
sung by "Joe" Burr '22. With Lieutenant Melton 
as song' leader many popular airs were sung, in- 



eluding "K-K-K-Katy," ''Over There," Oh Boy 
Oh," and all favorite army songs. Just before 
the affair ended, Professor Wass read a com- 
munication from the War Department urging 
the S.A.T.C. authorities to do their utmost to 
encourage such gatherings. In view of this com- 
munication Lieutenant Wright had allowed the 
men an hour off, so that they might attend the 
"Sing." The meeting broke up at 8.15 and every- 
one declared that it was the best one held this 
year. A large number of S.A.T.C. men were 
present as well as several others. Tt is to be 
hoped that every man in colleg'e will be presei't 
at the next one which will be held sometime 
during next week. 

Let every man in college turn out and help 
make this next "Sing" a rousing success. 


On last Wednesday evening between 9.15 and 
10.15 the Bowdoin Union was formally opened 
as a Y. M. C. A. hut. Prof. L. D. McClean, 
Y. M. C. A. secretary will direct affairs there. 
The canteen is in charge of Mr. Arthur Palmer, 
a capable man who was for several years chef 
at the Alpha Delta Phi house. The Hut here 
has been fitted up with all the equipment of a 
regular Army Hut. There are tables supplied 
with writing paper and envelopes, while at the 
desk the attendants can supply all conveniences 
such as stamps, wrapping paper and twine. 

The moving picture machine which has been 
installed will be in operation soon. It is the 
present place to hold movie shows on Tuesday 
and Thursday evenings at 9.15. The pictures 
shown will be films of the same sort which have 
proved popular at the Army cantonments. The 
Hut will be open daily from nine in the morn- 
ing until ten-thirty at night. 

mitti m JFacultp 

Prof. L. D. McClean, Secretary of the Y. M. 
C. A., attended a conference of the New Eng- 
land secretaries at Ashburnham, Mass., Thurs- 
day and Friday of last week. 

Dean Mitchell was the Four Minute Man at 
the Cumberland Theatre Wednesday night. He 
spoke upon the LTnited War Work Campaign. 

Dr. Gross is to give a lecture in Portland on 
Monday, Nov. 18, before the Portland Societ\- 
of Natural History on the "Birds of the Middle- 
West Prairies." 

Dean Mitchell preached at the Old South 
Church in Framingham last Sunday morning. 

Professor Hormell is chairman of the com- 
mittee to carry on the War Work Campaign 
in Bowdoin. 

Prof. L. D. McClean, Secretary of the Y. M. 
C. A., attended a conference of the New Eng- 
land Secretaries at Ashburnham, Mass., Thurs- 
day and Friday of last week. 

3lumni JI3otE$ 

'60. On September 28th Judge Joseph W. 
Simonds died in Bethlehem, New Hampshire, 
while on a brief vacation. He was born on Sep- 
tember 2nd, 1840, in Raymond. He was admitted 
to the bar at the age of twenty-three, was made 
Superior Court Judge in 1872, and went to the 
Supreme Bench in 1878 where he remained until 
his resignation in 1884. For many 3'ears he was 
an overseer of Bowdoin College. 

'65. Francis L. Hayes died in Wollaston, 
Massachusetts, on September 26th. He was born 
in Saco in 1843. While in college he was elected 
a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and was Com- 
mencement orator. For years he was a member 
of the Ouincy (Mass.) School Committee and 
from 1891 to 1893 he was City Solicitor. 

'80. On October 6th, George S. Payson died 
of influenza at his home, 30 Mellen street. Port- 
land. He was born on February 14th, 1858, in 
Portland. He was a member of Delta Kappa 
Epsilon. In 1883 he became a member of the 
firm of Henry M. Payson Company, founded by 
his father, and for many years has been one 
of Portland's most prominent bankers. 

'05. John H. Woodruff, Bowdoin '05, Medic 
'08, has been commissioned Captain in the U. S. 
Medical Corps and appointed aide to the Gover- 
nor of Vermont. 

'06. Robert T. Woodruff has transferred 
from the law office of Sullivan and Cromwell to 
the office of Simpson, Thatcher and Bartlett. 

'10. On October 26th, Philip B. Morse died 
of pneumonia at Damascus, Va. He was born 
in Portsmouth, N. H., on March 22nd, 1888. In 
college he was prominent in musical circles and 
fencing, and was a member of Alpha Delta Phi 

'ti. On October 26th, Ensign Stanley W. 
Pierce and Miss Sally Smith were married at the 
bride's home in Brooklyn, New York. 

'12. Percy W. Matthews died of influenza in 
Lubcc on October i6th. He was born in 1888 
at Wilson's Beach, N. B., and at the time of hi<: 
death was principal of Luhec Higli Schnol. 



'13. Doctor Harry L. Perham died of pneu- 
monia on October 21st in Concord, N. H. He 
was born in Acworth, N. H., and after studying- 
at Bowdoin he was some time in attendance at 
the National School of Osteopathy. 

'14. On September 2Sth Omar P. Badger died 
of pneumonia at the Boston City Hospital. He 
was born on October 5th, 1888, in Harmony. He 
is a member of Zeta Psi fraternity. He studied 
in Harvard Medical School after his graduation 
from Bowdoin. At the time of his death he was 
First Assistant Surgeon in Boston City Hospitals,, 
and expected to leave for duty overseas in a 
short time. 

'14. Corporal Leonard H. Gibson died of 
pneumonia on September 27th at Camp Devens. 
While in college he took man}- English prizes, 
one of which was a scholarship giving him a 
year at Harvard, from which college he received 
his A.M. in 1915. 

'J4. On October 17th Herbert W. Ashby died. 
He was born on April i ith, 1890, at Salem. 

Ex-'i8. Miss Ruth Arlene' Lovell of Bruns- 
wick and Ensign John White Thomas, U. S. N., 
were married at the home of the bride on 
Pleasant street, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1918. Mrs. 
Thomas is the daughter of Horace D. Lovell and 
for the past two years has been teaching in the 
public schools. Ensign Thomas entered Bow- 
doin College with the class of 1918, his home 
being at Evanston, 111. During his course he 
was a member of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity 
and was very prominent in musical circles, be- 
ing leader of the Glee Club. He was one of the 
first Bowdoin men to enlist in the Navy and after 
several months' service was detailed to attend 
the ensign's school at Pelham Bay Park, New 
York, where he received his commission. For 
several months he has been stationed on the 
Great Lakes. 

'18. Everett L. Stanley has been promoted to 
the rank of second lieutenant in the 26th Di- 
vision for which he is an interpreter at Head- 

t)n tfie Campus 

On the 7th of November there were four men 
in the infirmary, namely — Lieut. Melton, Dahl 
gren, Hill and Thayer. None of them are seri- 
ously sick. 

Samuel B. Furbish, treasurer of Bowdoin Col- 
lege, has been sick for the past few days. 

Father Walsh of Georgetown Universitv, 

supervisor of languages for the S.A.T.C., was 
on the Campus one day last week, conferring 
with the lang'uage instructors and visiting the 

Young '22 has returned to college after a short 

St. Clair '21, who has been confined to the 
infirmary, has gone home for a week to recover. 

Dean Frank W. Nicolson, assistant educational 
director, S.A.T.C., first district inspector in 
charg'e of admissions and records visited the col- 
lege recently. 

It has now become necessary for the S.A.T.C. 
men to take some sort of physical e.xercise dur- 
ing the afternoon rest period. Tennis seems to 
be a very popular choice. 

There will be no recess at Thanksgiving this 
year. Only on the day itself will adjourns be 
given. The present term will close on Saturday, 
Dec. 21, at 4.30 p. M., and the next term will be- 
gin on Monday, Dec. 30, at 8.50 a. m. 

Alexander Standish, '21, was commissioned as 
a Second Lieutenant, Inf., on Sept. 16, 1918. 

There was considerable excitement in Hyde 
Hall last Wednesday night when a gasket blew 
out on the hot water tank in the basement. The 
house committee had the water shut off before 
much damage had been done. 


There was considerable excitement on the 
campus early Monday morning when the students 
were aroused by the whistles and bells in town, 
which announced that the armistice had been 
signed. The S.A.T.C. men were called out of 
their barracks immediately and fell into regular 
formation. Several of them went into Hyde 
Hall and got out the non-military men. Prac- 
tically all the boys, therefore took part in the 
celebration which followed. After some cheer- 
ing the men marched down street and joined the 
town's people who were engaged in blowing 
horns, cheering and otherwise manifesting their 
joy that peace was in sight. 

The student body, together with the crowd, 
paraded the main streets and even marched over 
to Topsham. The boys sang and cheered so 
heartily that when they returned for mess in the 
morning- many were almost incapable of speech. 
Others discovered after the excitement was over 
that in the hurry of dressing so unexpectedly in 
the night they had neglected to don all of their 
clothes. Altogether the men showed a great deal 
of spirit in spite of the fact that the dreams of 
gold bars on their shoulders were somewhat dis- 




(The following poem which was taken from 
"American Khakiland" will no doubt be ap- 
preciated b}' the S.A.T.C. men) : 

The Colonel tells the Major 

When he wants something done, 

And the Major tell the Captain, 
And gets him on the run. 

The Cap'n thinks it over, 

And to be sure an' suit, 
Passes the buck an' baggage 

To some shave-tail Second "Lieut." 

The said Lieutenant ponders. 

And strokes his downy jaw. 
Then calls his trusty Sergeant, 

And to him lays down the law. 

The Sergeant calls a Corporal, 

To see what he can see. 
So the Corporal gets a Private, 

And the poor damn Private's me. 

So you see I run the business 

Of this here regiment, 
I work, 'n' sweat, 'n' strain until 

My blooming' back is bent. 

But I don't care, it's all a scheme 

To fool old Kaiser Bill, 
So I'll gladly bust this back o' mine, 

And work 'n' sweat until — 

We're in Berlin, and the war is won, 

And we're 'et our belly's fill. 
Of meat, 'n' butter, 'n' lollypops. 

And the treat'll be on Bill. 

Then I'll come home, an' see my gal. 

An' mebbe she won't care, 
If I was a first-clas private — 

Away off over there. 

scribing liberally to the United War Work fund. 
The exercises were concluded by the singing 
of both the National Anthem and The Star 
Spangled Banner. 


In view of the fact that the German govern- 
ment has agreed to the terms of the armistice, 
and that a general celebration was being held 
all over the country, significant and appropriate 
chapel exercises were held on Monday morning. 

The S.A.T.C. men marched in platoon forma- 
tion as usual and after they had taken their 
places a color guard entered the chapel bearing 
Old Glory and the Bowdoin flag. President 
Sills announced that the day would be observed 
as a holiday and that the men would be excused 
from all courses. After reading suitable selec- 
tions he spoke of the meaning of the da)' and 
urged the military men to continue their work, 
even under the present conditions, with the same 
enthusiasm with which they started in. The 
President also showed them the necessity of suh- 


Hall of the Kappa Chapter of Psi Upsilon: 

On August 28, 1918, Brother William L. 
Thompson of the class of '99 died at home in 
New York City. He was born in Portland April 
18, 1877. I" college he was a very popular man. 
He was prominent in musical circles and had an 
honorary Commencement appointment. Dr. 
Thompson was a well known specialist on 
women's diseases and lectured in various parts 
of the country. 

In his death the Kappa Chapter of Psi Upsilon 
mourns the loss of a loyal and respected brother. 
To his family and friends the Kappa extends 
its sincere sympathy. 

Leland M. Goodrich, 
George E. Ploughton, Jr., 

For the Chapter. 

w. s. s. 


Issued by the 



VOL. XLVlll 


NO. 14 


In a fast and well-played game last Saturday 
at Lewiston, Bowdoin defeated Bates by a single 
touchdown. The deciding score came in the last 
quarter at a point when it seemed almost certain 
that Bates would win the game with a field goal. 
Richardson came through the Bates line and 
blocked the kick, and then Parent caught the 
ball, in the air and ran 75 yards to a touchdown. 
His try for goal failed. Immediately after the 
score, Bates completely crushed the Bowdoin de- 
fense until she reached her opponent's 15-yard 
line. Here, two forward passes failed, and Bow- 
doin was out of danger. This was the only time 
in the whole game that either goal was in 

During the first half neither team was ever 
nearer than 25 yards to its opponent's goal. 
Bowdoin, however, completely outplayed Bates 
throughout the half. Bates gained scarcely ten 
yards from scrimmage during the entire half, 
whereas Bowdoin gained fully a hundred yards. 
In the last two halves conditions were reversed, 
as Bates gained 108 yards against Bowdoin's 22. 
In the last period, Bowdoin gained only three 
yards from scrimmage, while Bates gained 49. 
In the second quarter. Bates actually lost two 
yards in their rushes from scrimmage, because 
time and again Bowdoin would break through 
and get the runner for losses ranging from two 
to nine yards. 

As for individual playing, Proctor James, the 
Bowdoin left half-back, was easily the best 
ground-gainer of the contest. Of the 125 odd 
yards that Bowdoin gained from scrimmage dur- 
ing the game, the Bowdoin star rushed about 85. 
This, however, does not include run backs of 
punts. James ran back nearly every punt about 
ten or fifteen yards, which was a far better show- 
ing than the Bates quarterback made. 

In the last half, James gained fifteen of the 
twenty-two yards that Bowdoin advanced. 

Lieutenant Feeney was easil}' the best man on 
the offensive for Bates. He made several gains 
of 15 yards or more during the last half. A for- 
ward pass from Talbot to Lieut. Feeney oc- 
casionally gained ten or a dozen yards. 

On the defense. Luce, South ey and Adam did 
splendid work for Bates; while, Parent, Casper, 
and Richardson for Bowdoin, were able to break 
up play after play. Parent was always righr 
after the ball, as shown by the play that decided 
the game, and also by a forward pass that he 
intercepted in the third quarter when Bates 
seemed to be headed for a score. 

Hinds intercepted three passes in the first half, 
and ran back one of them 18 yards just before 
the whistle blew. 

Adam easily outpunted Crockett all through 
the game, but the latter made up for this by 
his excellent generalship of the Bowdoin team. 
First Quarter. 
Adam kicked off to start the contest. There 
was an exchange of punts, the second of which 
Proctor James, ran back 12 yards from his 30- 
yard line. Ten short gains followed, and it was 
Bowdoin's ball on her opponent's 31 -yard line 
and third down. On the next play, however. 
Hinds intercepted a long forward pass on his 
6-yard line. Two plunges netted three yards, 
and then Adam kicked to Crockett, who was 
unable to run the ball back from the Bates 42- 
yard line. James went through for a yard, and 
then on the next play got away for ten more. 
After a two-yard gain which gave Bowdoin a 
first down on the enemy's 29-yard mark, the 
period ended. Bowdoin was playing a far better 
game than her opponent, and a touchdown would 
probably have been scored if Hinds had not in- 
tercepted the forward almost right under his 
goal posts. Score : Bowdoin 0, Bates o. 
Second Quarter. 
The period opened up with two rushes which 
netted four yards for the White. Bowdoin was 
caught offside and put back to the 32-yard line, 
but James offset the penalty on the next play. 
Two forward passes went askew, and the ball 
went to Bates on downs on her own 27-yard line. 
After two plays which gained three yards, the 
Garnet was put back 15 yards for holding to 
the 15-yard line. After a loss of one yard, Adam 
punted to Bowdoin's '45-yard mark, and James 
came back 10 yards. Curtis made three yards, 
then Kallock made five. On the next rush, Bow- 



doin made first down on Bates's 3S-yard line. 
James gained seven yards in three tries, and then 
Bowdoin was penalized five yards because only 
six men instead of seven were on the line. Bow- 
doin tried a forward pass, but Hinds caught it 
and ran back a couple of yards to his 20-yaid 
line. The next move lost three yards for the 
Garnet, but Hinds immediately gained five yards. 
The following rush put Bates on her 25-yard line, 
and then a long punt by Adam sent the ball 59 
yards down to Bowdoin's 16-yard line, where 
Crockett fell on it. Then followed Bowdoin's 
best exhibition of offensive ability in the whole 
game. The next six plays gained 37 yards, of 
which James made 33. On the first of these six 
rushes, James went ahead two yards, and then 
he tore around the end for fifteen more. Kallock 
made a yard, and then James added eight. Curtis 
made first down on Bowdoin's 45-yard line with 
a three-yard plunge. James went through for 
eight, and then the advance ended, because two 
unsuccessful passes followed, the second of which 
was intercepted. As usual. Hinds was the man 
to get the ball, and this time he went down the 
field iS yards almost to midfield before the Bow- 
doin men could get him. Right after this, Luce 
uncorked a wild heave, which lost his team nine 
yards. Talbot failed to pull off a forward, anrt 
then the half ended. This was the period in 
which Bowodin was at her best and Bates at 
her worst. Bowdoin gained 64 yards from 
scrimmage, and, as was said above. Bates last 
two. James alone gained aboutso yards from 
scrimmage together with ten or fifteen more 
from punts. Score : Bowdoin o. Bates o. 
Third Quarter. 

At the opening of this period, Haines was sent 
in for Morrill at left guard. The latter had 
made a good showing in the previous half, con- 
sidering that it was his first trial in an important 

Parent kicked oft" to the Gates 20-yard line, 
and Dean came back 17 yards. Right here came 
one of Bates's best offensives. Lieut. Feeney 
made five yards in two plays, and then he broke 
through for 16 more. After a gain of one yard, 
Talbot pulled off a pass right over the centre of 
the line to Lieut. Feeney, thus gaining 11 yards. 
A two-yard rush put the ball on Bowdoin's 28- 
yard line. These six plays together with Deane's 
run back on the kick-off had gained 52 yards 
for the Garnet. After an incomplete forward 
pass, Talbot tried another throw, but Parent 
caught the ball on his 29-yard line and ran back 
eight yards Curtis made five yards, James four, 

and after a fruitless play, Kallock made first 
down for the White on his own 47-yard line. 
James made four yards, but the team was then 
put back five yards when Caspar was caught off- 
side. James gained three yards to midfield, and 
then lost a yard. Crockett kicked to the Bates 
25-yard line, and the ball was run back 10 yards. 
Lieut. Feeney failed to advance, but Hinds went 
ahead for three yards. On the next play, the 
Bates men "gummed" the signals, and conse- 
quently there was no gain. Talbot almost lost 
the ball. Adam punted to Bowdoin's 38-yard 
line, where James, running in at full speed, 
caught the ball, and tore down the field 17 yards. 
He lost three yards on the following play, but 
Kallock made them up in one rush. Crockett 
punted to Bates's 22-yard line and the kick was 
run back five yards. Two plays netted ths 
Garnet as many yards, and then Lieut Feeney 
gained seven yards. With only a yard to go, 
Adam punted to his opponents' 15-yard line, from 
which Crockett made no run back. James made 
five yards, but on the next play. Luce broke 
through and nailed him for a one-yard loss. 
Crockett punted to his own 43-yard line, and 
Talbot came back ten yards. After a gain of 
four yards, Deane made a five-yard plunge, and 
then another one of three yards. This gave 
Bates a first down on Bowdoin's 21-yard line, 
and also ended the quarter. Score : Bowdoin o, 
Bates 0. 

Fourth Quarter. 
Lieut. Feeney gained two yards, and then two 
more plunges gained three yards, putting' the 
ball on the 16-yard line. Adam now went back 
to try for a field goal from placement, but Rich- 
ardson blocked the kick, and Parent scored the 
touchdown, as told above. His try for goal went 
wide. Score : Bowdoin 6, Bates 0. 

Parent kicked off to the 15-yard line, and the 
ball was run back seven yards. After three 
plays which gained three yards, putting the team 
on its own 25-yard line. Bowdoin was oft'sidc, 
and Bates thus won a first down on her 30-yard 
line. The Garnet now started a desperate at- 
tack which almost resulted in a touchdown. After 
two plunges of two yards each, Talbot worked 
a ten-yard pass to Arata. The next play lost 
a yard, and then a rush resulted in no gain. 
Talbot worked an ii-yard pass to Lieut. Feeney, 
thus getting first down on Bowdoin's 46-yard line. 
Lieut. Feeney made a five-yard plunge through 
centre. After another gain of two yards, he 
gained nine yards more. The situation looked 
very nmch worse for Bowdoin after she wa; 



penalized 15 yards for holding. This gave Bates 
first down on Bowdoin's 17-yard line. Another 
play gained a yard. A useless rush and an in- 
complete forward resulted in fourth down with 
nine to go. Talbot staked everything on another 
forward, and lost. The game was certain now. 
Thomson went in for Parent and Wetherell for 
Frost. For Bates, Gross replaced Lieut. Feeney, 
and Childs replaced Fabbri. Kallock gained a 
yard, and James two more. The next play gained 
nothing, but then the whistle blew, and the con- 
test was over. Final score: Bowdoin 6, 
Bates o. 

The summary : 


Parent, Thomson, l.e r.e., Arata 

Clifford, l.t r.t., Adam 

Morrill, Haines, I.g r.g., Mason 

Richardson, c c, Luce 

Frost, Wetherell, r.g I.g., Fabbri, Childs 

Caspar, r.t l.t, Southey 

Perry, r.e I.e., Guptil 

Crockett, q.b q.b., Talbot 

James, l.h.b r.h.b.. Hinds 

Curtis, r.h.b l.h.b., Lieut. Feeney, Gross 

Kallock, f.b f.b., Deane 

Score — Bowdoin 6, Bates o. Touchdown, Parent. 
Referee, W. F. Howe, Portland Athletic Club. Umpire, 
Hooper, Tufts. Head linesman, Owens, Fort Williams. 
Time, two 15 and two i2-minute periods. 


Last week we witnessed the departure of a 
large contingent of men for training camps. 
Those who went were chosen, presumably, be- 
cause of their age, their previous military ex- 
perience, or their excellence in some particular 
branches of the sciences. 

The following named men were sent to Camp 
Lee, Virginia, on Sunday night, Nov. 10: 

Adams, Robert H. 

Brown, Lewis W. 

Buker, Samuel C. 

Cousins, Sanford B. 

Crowell, Charles W. 

Drummond, Ainslee H. 

Fitzgerald, Paul A. 

Getchell, Cecil C. 

Jones, Burleigh S. 

Leavitt, Stanley L. 

Leydon, Thomas W. 

Look, Burchard K. 

McWilliams, Richard K. 

Mansfield, William L. 

Millard, Warren F. 

Mortell, John H. 

Norwood, Leslie E. 

Ogden, Ralph T. 

Ormerod, Frank H. 

Prosser, Harold S. 

Prout, George O. 

Ridlon, Magnus F. 

Schonland, Robert R. 

Sylvester, Allan W. 

And the following" named men were sent to 
Fort Monroe on the evening of Tuesday, 
Nov. 12: 

Ellms, Edward H. 

Goodrich, Leland M. 

Lovell, Philip R. 

Rounds, Ezra P. 

Walsh, John. 

S. C. Cousins is scheduled to leave for Camp 
Hancock, Ga., on Thursday morning at 7.30. 


Friends of Ensign Clarence H. Crosby, Bow- 
doin, will learn with interest concerning his re- 
cent promotion from ensign in the Naval ser- 
vice to the official position of lieutenant. Lieut. 
Crosby remains a private secretary to Rear Ad- 
miral Woods at Boston and is now doing special 
work for the Government. Last week he was 
in New York in connection with the transaction 
of official business. 

At college Lieut. Crosby was a prominent man 
m his class, being a member of the Delta Kappa 
Epsilon and Phi Beta Kappa fraternities, a Friar 
and a U. Q. He was also a member of the Ibis 
Society, senior class president and a member of 
the Athletic Council. Lieut. Crosby was an ex- 
cellent athlete and was also active on various 
committees and along literary and musical lines. 


Last Thursday evening the college had the op- 
portunity of hearing Lieutenant Hitchcock 
lecture on the subject of "Social Hygiene." The 
lecture was given at the Y. M. C. A. hut under 
the auspices of the U. S. Board of Health. The 
speaker dealt with the subject of "Social Hy- 
giene" outspokenly and put the matter before the 
students in a very plain way. After the lecture 
came a moving picture, "Fit to Fight," which 
showed that the soldier who knowingly exposes 
himself to disease is a detriment to his country 
and stands far less chance of promotion than the 
soldier who resists the temptation to "have a 
good time." After the picture, which ended at 
11.15, the S.A.T.C. men were summoned to their 
domitories by the immediate sounding of taps 
and every man, who attended, derived benefit 
from the lecture. 




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It is with much satisfaction that we look back 
upon the splendid work done here last week in 
connection with the LTnited War Work Cam- 
paign. Once more when Bowdoin has been called 

upon to do her share, she has gladly and quickly 
given more than was required of her. The 
drive began on Tuesday evening at 7.15; before 
9.15 more than the allotted amount, $5,000, had 
been pledged. The results have not yet been 
completely verified but the sum given will ex- 
ceed the quota by a good margin. 

It was worthy of note, as one of the solicitors 
said, that every man made a substantial pledge, 
and did so without being unduly urged ; and also, 
that the S.A.T.C. men were especially generous 
in their response. What has been given to this 
cause was contributed unbegrudgingly, and the 
personal sacrifices entailed were made with ex- 
cellent good will. Surely the alumni of the col- 
lege and the Bowdoin men in service have once 
again had reason to be proud of the spirit which 
actuated the students in the drive. It is the same 
spirit which has put Bowdoin well to the front in 
every charitable work which she has undertaken 
since the war began. Her responses to the 
needs of the Belgians, the people afflicted by the 
Halifax disaster, the Red Cross drives, and the 
United War Campaign of last year, have all don.-" 
credit to Bowdoin and her traditions. 

Surely we, who are taking our college course 
at this time, in later life will recall with much 
gratification the fact that we have had some 
share in the humane work which has done so 
much to relieve the world in its present suffer- 

As the season of cool weather comes on, and 
the inclination to remain in-doors asserts itself., 
the attention of undergraduates is called to the 
resources of the Library. Here you may browse 
about among the book-shelves and find the book 
30U like and take it to a quiet corner or to your 
room to read. A few men each year find in the 
Library a perfect supplement to their colleg- 
course : all could find more pleasure and profit 
than they do. If you have been interested in His- 
tory you will find books to read about the periods 
you are studying; if you have become interested 
in any subject you will find books to supplement 
the lectures and te.xt-books ; especially if you 
have a taste for literature, you will find the Li- 
brary the place where this taste may be satisfied. 
If- you are less seriously inclined or want to re- 
lax from the tasks of the day you will find in the 
Library the best books of fiction of all times,- 
the stories you can enjoy at odd moments or on 
rainy Sundays 

Freshmen are especially urged to come to the 
Library and get acquainted with its resources, 



remembering the librarian and his assistants are 
alwEN-s ready to help them. If you b.avc not the 
habit of reading an.d acquire it in college, though 
you get nothing else out of your college course 
3'ou will not have come to college in vain. You 
have got to stud}' hard and do your college wori-: 
to develop \ our mind for the tasks of later years, 
but you vi'ill promptly forget the college lessons. 
If you acquire the habit of reading you will never 
forget it, and you will find in later years that 
it is the greatest possession you have, — the one 
thing, that will enable you to enjoy to the fullest 
wur spare hours and take your mind off of the 
cares of the day and prepare it for the duties 
of the next. G. G. W. 


On Friday evening the entire S.A.T.C. and 
many non-military men gathered in upper 
Memorial Hall for one of the most spirited 
rallies of the year. Lieut. Melton led the singing 
and Bobby Cleaves the cheering. After a few 
cheers and songs, among which was the new 
"S-O-U-P" song, Prof. Mitchell proved to us 
that his famous "logic" was, after all, practical 
by using it to base his prediction of victory on 
the following day. He advised the men not to 
salute an)' "illicit" majors if they appeared and 
also to distribute any "undistributed middles" 
which might show themselves. "Cal" Grover, 
'i8, spoke for a few minutes, encouraging all to 
be at Garcelon field "behind the team." Prof. 
Hormell spoke very fittingly and Lieut. Melton, 
because of Captain Caspar's absence, congratu- 
lated the student body on their loyalty and in- 
terest. Ensign Hunt was then called upon and 
Lieut. Wright concluded the programme with a 
short talk showing his trust and pride in the 

A jolly competition between the "army" and 
"navy" for vocal supremacy added life to the 
rally but the announcement by Lieut. Melton 
that the men were to be paid that night brought 
forth the greatest volley of cheering, disorgan- 
ized though it was. 

At 7.30 the rally broke up with a few cheers 
and "Bowdoin Beata." 


Again Bowdoin has gone over the top ; she 
has exceeded her quota of $5,000 in the United 
War Work campaign by $287.10. Of this sum 
the faculty, officers, and employees gave $1,274, 
while the student body furnished the rest. The 
response was generous ; everybody gave f reel)', 

some pledges being as high as $50. The old 
Bowdoin spirit prevailed, and this definite re- 
sponse of loyalty will help to keep the college 
fame intact. 

Following is a grand summary of the cam- 
paign : 

Group. Number. 

1st Platoon 42 

2nd Platoon 56 

3rd Platoon 42 

4tii Platoon 36 

Naval Unit 71 

Training Camp 29 

South Hyde 27 

North Hyde 30 

Off Campus S 

Medical 11 

Total, students 332 $4,013.10 $12.08 

Faculty, officers and employees (returns incomplete) 
1,274. Grand total, $5,287.10. 

Highest per capita, 4th Platoon $16.72 

Second highest per capita, South Winthrop 

(Naval) 15.17 

Third highest per capita, 2nd Platoon 14.72 

Fourth highest per capita. South Hyde 14.00 

3 students pledged $50.00 

5 students pledged 30.00 

5 1 students pledged 20,00 

68 students pledged 1 5 .oo 


































The following letter was written by Lieut. 
Karl. A. Woodman, Bowdoin ex- 18, an Alpha 
Delta Phi, who was well known here in college 
especially in musical circles. He left for France 
with the loist Engineers Sept. 24, 1917. He was 
made a Corporal in Company A and advanced 
to rank of Sergeant April 9, 1918. He took part 
in the battle of Seicheprey April 20 and 21. 
On Jul)' 17, upon his return from an all night's 
task in the trenches he was informed that he had 
been commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant. Lieut. 
Woodman has been in the thick of the fighting 
since that time. 

He writes his parents from the front as fol- 
lows, under date of Oct. 8 : 

■'We have moved again and I am now at my 
sixth front and it is certainly a famous one. At 
present we are working quite a ways back of the 
lines. The men are living in pup tents and we 
officers are occupying enlarged shell holes and 
have a fine sort of shelter, constructed of sheet 
iron and any old thing we can lay our hands on. 
We have a fine little stove made from an old 
boiler, and wooden bunks which the Germans 
left. Tt is very comfortable and was especially" 



so last night when it rained hard all night. I 
am bunking with the captain and another lieu- 
tenant. As I step out of my shelter, I look on 
what was No Man's Land only a short time ago. 
It is a desolate sight; hills and valleys one con- 
tinuous row of shell holes ; ground literally coh- 
ered with unexploded hand grenades, 75's and 
155's; not even the trenches left in many places. 
Today I saw eight or nine Stokes mortars all set 
up by the Germans and abandoned. In the dis- 
tance can be seen what were once prosperous 
and thriving cities, now nothing but one mass of 
ruins, not even one building left standing. Thus 
have the Huns worked out their destruction, but 
they are beginning to get paid in full measure 
We received word today that the kaiser had 
asked for peace, but I doubt if he gets it until 
Germany has suffered a bit like France and Bcl- 
lium and until some of Germany's choice cities 
have been leveled to the ground. The barba- 
rians deserve all that is coming to them. Too 
often have I seen the effects of their treacher- 
ous mines and infernal devices. I have an over- 
coat, high shoes and full equipment for winter, 
but perhaps may not have to stay that long. The 
war may be over. At least it is the beginning of 
the end. As I write there is a nice warm fire 
in .my shelter and it is as cozy as can be. I've 
been censoring mail this forenoon. I intend to 
put all of last month's pay in the bank as I do 
not need it. I tell you it is pretty cheap living 
at the front. Since I have been at the front I 
have met Lieut. Drummond, a Bowdoin man in 
Willard's class, and Lieut. Schlosberg in my class 
at college. You can bet I was mightly glad to 
see them. I will take good care of myself and 
soon be home with you." 


The Orient publishes herewith the first War 
Time Reading List of the college year. It does 
so in the hope that those who desire to study 
the war and its problems, may do so with the 
more ease and thoroughness. 

Documentary History of the War — The Times. 

Pangerman Plot Unmasked — Andre Cheva- 

Germany's Point of View — E. R. O. Van 
Britain's Case Against Germany — Ransay Muir. 

Origins of the War — J. H. Rose. 

Germany's Annexationist Aims — S. Grumbock 

America's Case Against Germany — Linsay 

Syllabus of the Background and of the 

World's War— N. M. Trenholme. 

Out To Win — C. W. Dawson. 

Collected Materials for the Study of the War 
—A. E. McKinly. 

The World's Debate — F. W. Barry. 

Roots of the War — W. S. Davis. 

Guardians of the Gate — R. G. D. Laft'an. 


It is impossible for the officers and faculty to 
tell what disposition will be made concerning the 
S.A.T.C. The War Department has not in- 
formed them as to whether the unit will con- 
tinue as planned, or be disbanded, and various 
rumors are passing through the college as to the 
intended program. Secretary Baker is so busy 
with other more important questions that he has 
not yet decided this matter. The onl}' thing' to 
do now is to keep on with the work with the 
same "vim" and good spirit, for the country has 
just as much need of good men now, as she had 
before the war, and the drill cannot help being- 
very beneficial to all that take it. 


Last Wednesday, the 13th, the members of the 
Bowdoin S.A.T.C. and also the Naval L^nit were 
marched in platoon formation out upon the 
campus in front of the Art Building where a 
photographer from Lewiston took their picture. 
Directly afterward those in the band posed for 
a separate picture. Although many scenes and 
groups have been photographed on the college 
campus, never has there been such a one as this, 
where men in khaki or navy blue represented 
not only the two great branches of service, but 
a college as well. Now that peace has come, it is 
very possible that this photograph of the Bow- 
doin Corps will be the last, so that, truly, this 
picture will be historical. 

QBitl) tDe Jfacultp 

Dr. Burnett recently gave a very forceful talk 
concerning the United War Work Association 
at the Brunswick High School. Since then, 
every pupil in the school has subscribed to the 

President Sills was in Boston on business last 

Professor McClean left Brunswick last Thurs- 
day to attend the Y.M.C.A. secretaries confer- 
ence at Ashburnham, Mass. Most of the New 
England S.A.T.C. college secretaries attended 
and many momentous questions were discussed. 


Professor McClean discussed the religious side 
of a college man's life and stated that much 
benefit would be derived from religious exer- 
cises, moth by the students themselves and 
by the men who might conduct them. Professor 
McClean's argument was warmly approved by 
all present, especially by the Yale representative 
who declared himself to be wholly in accord with 
the plan. Professor McClean's iniative at this 
conference is greatly appreciated by the College 
because it showed the other colleges that al- 
though Bowdoin is small, nevertheless it is not 
Jacking in spirit, commonly known as "pep." 

The following invitation was received by 
friends in town yesterda}' : 

Mrs. Jabez C. Koon requests the honor of 3'our 
presence at the marriage of her daughter, Edith 
Lansing to Kenneth Charles Morton Sills on 
Thursday, the twenty-first of November one 
thousand nine hundred and eighteen at twelve 
o'clock, St. Luke's Cathedral, Portland, Maine. 

The coal which the faculty ordered through 
■ the college and which has long been delayed, 
has arrived at last. 

aiumni Ji3otES 

Medical '78 — Dr. Albert H. Burrougs died at 
his home, 724 Main street, Westbrook, on Sept. 
5. He was born in Houlton, Oct. 16, 1842. While 
serving in the Civil War, he was wounded at 
Antietam. He had been in practice in Westbrook 
for 40 years. 

Medical '81 — On June 14, Dr. Ernest V. 
Scribner, superintendent of Worcester State 
Hospital and ex-superintendent of Worcester In- 
sane Asylum died at the State Hospital. He was 
born in Lewiston. 

Medical '81 — Dr. James B. Wescott died in 
Bath on Sept. 6 after a long illness. He was 
born in Gorham and has been practicing in Bath 
for many years. He was one of the, oldest phy- 
sicians in the point of service in Sagadahoc 

Medical '84 — On July 11, Dr. Augustus W. 
Potter died at his home in Lisbon of apoplexy. 
He was born in Auburn, May 11, 1854. He was 
very active in war work and was known as "the 
most prominent citizen of Lisbon." 

'02 — Rev. Daniel L Gross was installed pastor 
of the Congregational church at Deering on the 
evening of Thursday, November 7. 

'12 — John Houston MifHin, a member of the 
Delta Upsilon fraternity, married Miss Lucy M. 
Breckenride at Spencerport, New York, Septem- 

ber 19, 1918. Their home is now at 356 Niagara 
avenue, Niagara Falls, New York. 

'16 — Sydney M. Brown, a second lieutenant 
in the 29th Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps, 
has just become an ace. He was a member of 
the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity, and graduated 
with Summa Cum Laude, being the only man 
in his class to gain this distinction. 

ex-'20 — Nahum Park Moore, a member of the 
Alpha Delta Phi fraternity, married Miss Doro- 
thy Kimball at Rum ford, Maine, August 29, 1918. 

ex-'2i — Clarence V. Farnham was drowned 
near Rumford, Maine, the 27th of June. He was 
a member of Alpha Delta Phi. 

I>n m Campus 

LTniforms and equipment have been issued to 
the S.A.T.C. and men in khaki are in the ma- 
jority on the Campus. 

There are all sorts of rumors on the Campus 
lately concerning the length of existence of the 
S.A.T.C. Nothing definite, however, is known 
and probably will not be, until the actual orders 
to discontinue are given. 

Freeman '22 spent the week-end with Partridge 
'22 at his home in Augusta. 

Whitman '22 has returned from his home in 
Laconia, N. H., where he has been having his 
eyes treated. 

Complaint has been heard because the tennis 
courts are being used when in a muddy condi- 
tion. Some ruling ought to be made concerning 
this as damage has been done to several courts 

Each pleasant day sees the lines, which have 
been erected near the ends, filled with the 
bedding of the S.A.T.C. men. 

New cider is a common commodity in the 
grocery stores in town at present. 

Water pipes in the bedrooms of Hyde are be- 
ginning to freeze on these cold nights. 

The rooms in the Psi U. house have bee;i 
given over to the use of the medical S.A.T.C. 

The sentiment in the college is that adjourns 
should be the rule for next Thursday. 

Mrs. Alice Little is spending her leave of ab- 
sence in Boston with her daughter. 

The dances at Freeport on Thursday nights 
are being well patronized by the non-military 

Morrissey '22 has been given a six-day fur- 
lough to go to his home in Dalton, Mass., for 
eve treatment. 



Several of the S.A.T.C. men obtained week- 
end passes in order to make a short visit at their 

The chapel bell and the clock on the Science 
building have not been agreeing lately. 

The frosty nights and warm days of the past 
week have caused the cinder paths to be very 
muddy at times. 

The initiation of Frank Messinger Hart of the 
class of 1922 into the Beta Theta Pi fraternity 
was held on Sunday, November 17th. As Mr. 
Hart was ill at the time of the regular initiations 
a special ceremony was necessary. 

By an arrangement with the College authori- 
ties Jud and Soule, the two college barbers, will 
be at the Y.M.C.A. hut each afternoon, from 
I to 5- Jud will be there on Monday, Wednes- 
day and Friday afternoons, and Soule on Tues- 
day, Thursday and Saturday afternoons. This 
arrangement is for S.A.T.C. men only. 

The "movie" schedule at the Y.M.C.A. hut 
has been settled for Tuesday and Thursday 
night at g.15. The show last Tuesday night 
featuring Madge Kennedy in "Baby Mine" was 
exceptionally good, and a large and appreciative 
audience attended. The only thing lacking was 
the music. It seems that some of the men in 
college who can "tickle the ivories" should be 
willing to play during one evening for an hour. 
If some of them would offer to play, the joy of 
the evening would be greatly enhanced. 

George R. Gardner, '01, Principal of Bruns- 
wick High School, is now giving a four hour 
course in trigonometry in the college. He is also 
receiving all the subscriptions for the United 
War Work Fund from every person in the town 
between the ages of twelve and nineteen. 

Frank St. Clair, who has been home recuper- 
ating from illness is again on the Campus. 

On Wednesday major warnings were sent to 
Hyde Hall men and on Thursday the minors 
came out. The number issued was smaller this 
year than usual because of the fact that none 
were sent to the military men. There were ten 
majors and twenty-three minors in all. 


1919 — James C. Dohertv — O.T.C., Camp Lee, 

1905 — Raymond Davis — ist Lieut in loth En- 

1910 — Capt. Daniel J. Ready of the Marine 
Corps is at home in INIanchcstcr, N. H., after 

having been gassed at Soissons. He will leave 
soon for further treatment at the Marine Hos- 
pital in Chelsea, Mass. 

1914 — Louis A. Donahue — promoted to ist 

1916 — E. Robert Little — promoted to Captaiv.. 

1916 Medic — Harry W. Sampson — Captain in 
Medical Reserve Corps, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. 

1919 — Silas F. Albert — ind Lieut, at Columbia 


In a sermon entitled the "Last Reserves," de- 
livered at Bangor, Setempber 29, Reverend 
Charles A. Moore of All Saints' Church gave 
the following tribute to Lieutenant Forbes 
Riekard, Jr., '17, who was killed in action the 
19th of July : 

"The young man I have in mind passed from 
the fighting line to the Reserves not so very 
long ago, killed in action near Chateau-Thierry 
on July 19th, 1918. His college days were spent 
in this state; he worshipped in this church with 
loved ones at times; he was a type of the finest 
American young manhood, brilliant, studious, 
earnest, with a future of wonderful promise; 
loveable, considerate, of the highest ideals. Wh\ 
he went into the war, and why he expects others 
to go, and get others to stand behind those going. 
is told in his Class Poem read at the Bowdoin 
Commencement in 1917. 

"For his classmates he had spoken, to begin 
with, of those other and better years when 
graduation meant a going forth 'when life was 
sweet' and there was 'all the world to win.' 
Commencement in 1917 means a beginning of a 
very different sort. 

"Was it presentiment which wrote of those 
all-honored dead who cannot see fulfillment of 
the end they died to win? In the light of our 
great Corinthian lesson of the day, was it only 
a young poet's fancy which saw the last reserves 
to be part of no earthly host but the victors over 
death and the grave, who in their bodies' stead 
give us their spirits' strength, and hail us friend? 

"Like that silent army which he pictured to 
himself on Commencement day, his work is done. 
He too could not stay. But the glory which is 
already beginning to crown American arms is 
built on sacrifices like his. 

"In a far land he defended the best he knew. 
His own deepest loyalties and fears were not 
matters of confession even to those whom he 
loved best. But there came an hour when sud- 
denly he rendered all." 



The preacher of this sermon graduated from 
Yale in 1886, and was given the degree of Doctor 
of Divinity at Bowdoin in 1909. He has been 
the pastor of All Stants' Church in Bangor 
since 1905. 


Roy Toyokawa, '21, is to give a demonstration 
of Jiu-jitsu at the Layfayette in Portland, on 
Thanksgiving at 7.45 in the evening. His cousin, 
Mr. K. Fujita is coming from New York to as- 
sist him. The admission will be seventy-five 
cents and the entire proceeds will go to the 
American Red Cross. The Delta Upsilon or- 
chestra ^vill furnish music for a dance which 
will follow the demonstration. 

Arrangements are being made for similar per- 
formances to be given in Lewiston and Bruns- 
wick in the near future. 


Lieutenant John W. Monahan, who for sev- 
eral weeks has been stationed at Bowdoin Col- 
lege as the recruiting officer for the Infantry 
Officers' Training Camp at Camp Fremont, CaL, 
today left for his ' former post at Fort Ethan 
Allen, Vt., orders having been received to close 
the office, as no more candidates were to be ac- 
cepted for offiers' training camps. 


The following is an extract from a letter 
written by Second Lieut. Leigh Webber of Hallo- 
well, Maine. He was a graduate in the class of 
'16. While here at Bowdoin Lieut. Webber was 
prominent in track athletics. He was a member 
of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. 

Lieut. Leigh Webber was gassed overseas last 
month. He writes from a base hospital as fol- 
lows : 

"I am suffering mostly with my eyes and 
throat. I have traveled from one hospital to 
another on a stretcher because in gas cases the 
patient has to be kept quiet, as g'as is a funny 
thing and it is apt to hit one a number of hours 
after it is encountered. The cure is to rest and 
that's what I am doing now. We are well cared 
for, with nurses to look out for all of us. I 
was acting adjutant at the time with Capt. Wood 
as battalion commander. 

"Our battalion, the third, was to have been 
the assault battalion in an advance of several 
kilometers through the Woods. Unfortu- 

nately we were rather cut up by enemy shell fire 
during the afternoon and night before the at- 
tack, and were not able to make the advance. 
So we got our men together as best we could 
and lay in support of the first and second bat- 
talions which finally came up, went forward and 
took the objective. 

'Tt has been hard fighting right along and 
heavy artillery and machine guns have takcii 
quite a toll of our men. I am truly thankful 
to be back here alive and on the road to re- 
covery. I think it will be at least a month be- 
fore we will get back to duty. There are so 
many men and officers over here who claim that 
they are anxious to get to the front that I am 
willing' to give them my chance next time. I 
can count 60 days that I have been under shell 
fire and I hope that I have seen my last battle. 

"All the German prisoners are mightl)' glad 
to give themselves up and all are of the opinion 
that the war is near an end. They won't allow 
us to get up yet and Pve been making compress 
and swabs this morning to help out. 

"Since the beginning of this campaign, I have 
lost everything I own except a pair of breeches 
and a raincoat I have with me. My entire haver- 
sack containing toilet articles, etc., was stolen 
and my bed roll had to be left at the field hos- 
pital where I was before so I am traveling light, 
as it were. Soon after I rejoined my regiment 
after my first hospital experience, I found my- 
self in command of the company. That doesn't 
mean I keep it, just acting commander. It's too 
big a job for me at this stage of the game." 


The Headquarters of the S.A.T.C. has issued 
an order to the band men to report every after- 
noon at 3.20 for rehearsal which will take the 
place of supervised athletics. The band has been 
practicing three mornings a week. Since this 
time has been more than doubled, we can expect 
soon to have an organization which will do full 
justice to the efforts of Prof. Wass and at the 
same time be a valuable addition to the unit. 


The medical reserves have been transferred to 
active duty in the S.A.T.C. and are established 
in the Psi Upsilon house. Pvt. William Hill is 
acting sergeant. The men will assume the status 
of sailors and soldiers, attending formations with 
the other members of the S.A.T.C. 




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NO. 15 

NAVY 7, ARMY 6. 

In an exciting game last Saturday on the 
WJiittier Field, the Bowdoin Nav)' forced the 
Army to surrender after a hard battle. The 
Navy won to the tune of 7 to 6, but, had it not 
been for three unlucky breaks and two exhibi- 
tions of stonewall defense on the part of the 
Army eleven, the score would have been about 
40 to o instead. Five times during the game the 
Navy team came within an ace of a score. 

In the first quarter, the Navy advanced to itj 
opponent's six-yard line onl}- to lose the ball on 
downs. Almost immediately the sailors got go- 
ing again but Clafifie lost the chance when his 
dropkick failed. Then the Army fumbled the 
ball on its own 19-yard mark, but the Navy ad- 
vanced no farther than the lo-yard line before 
the ball was lost again on downs. 

The second quarter was the one part of the 
game where the Arm}' was supreme. After 
Captain Thomson got the ball on a fumble on his 
opponents' 37-yard line, the Army marched right 
down the field to the touchdown which seemed 
to have decided the struggle. Morrill went over 
for this score, but he failed to kick the goal. 

In the second half the Army was completeh 
outplayed. Their net gain for the last two 
periods was minus 12 yards. In the third 
quarter, the Navy seemed headed for a touch- 
down, only to have Lieutenant Cusick land on the 
ball on his own 12-yard line. This play ended 
the period, but right after Morrill had punted in 
the last quarter, Claffie pulled off a 22-yard pass 
to Hayes, putting the ball on the Army's six-yard 
line. On the next play, Claffie lost a couple 
yards, but then he tossed a pass which was in- 
tercepted by McCrum, and for the fifth time an 
offensive went for nothing. 

At last, after a kick had been run back to the 
Army's 24-yard line, Claffie pulled off a mag- 
nificent pass to Moses, who dashed over the line 
for the tying score. A touchdown coming in this 
way was about the last thing to be expected in 
this game, but nevertheless it saved the day for 
the . Winthrop Hall outfit. Talcott booted the 
ball over for the single point that landed the 

As for individual playing, Claffie was by far 
the best man on the field. Time and again he 
went through the Army line for substantial gains. 
iMerrill also played a good game. For the Army 
eleven, Morrill and Meacham made the most 
gains. Lieutenant Wright ran the team very 
well every time the Army had the ball. In the 
second quarter Lieutenant Wright's clever play, 
on which he advanced the ball nine yards, made 
the Army touchdown practically certain 

On the defense, the heavier Navy line was 
stronger than the Army line, but Thomson, Frost 
and Lieutenant Cusick, especially the former 
Bates man, more than held their own against 
the players opposite them. Lieutenant Cusick 
often smeared the Navy plays, and sometimes 
broke through and nailed his man for a loss. 

A small crowd added a lot of "pep" to thn 
teams. The small bunch of Navy rooters came 
down to the side lines and cheered their eleven 
to the utmost in the second half. 
First Quarter. 
Morrill kicked ofif for the Army to his op- 
ponents' 14-yard line, and Bartlett ran back to 
the 30-yard mark. Claffie made eight yards on 
the first play, and then Merrill just barely pushed 
it over for a first down. Claffie advanced five, 
but, after Merrill was thrown for no gain,. 
Meacham nailed Claffie for a four-yard loss on 
an end run. Claffie got ofif a 12-yard punt to 
the Army's 47-yard mark, but the Navy team 
got the ball on a fumble on its own 48-yard line. 
Claffie gained seven, Merrill one, Bartlett one, 
and then Claffie plunged through for four more, 
giving his team first down on the Army 39-yard 
line. Claffie made two more rushes, netting eight 
yards, and then Lieutenant Melton sent Knowl- 
ton in for Peterson at left tackle. Knowlton 
was caught talking before the first play was 
finished, and the team was accordingly penalized 
seventeen yards to its own 14-yard mark. The 
Navy failed to advance more than eight yards 
in four rushes, and the ball went to the Army 
on its six-yard Tine. Morrill punted 18 yards, 
but Bartlett was driven back two yards after 
catching the ball, to the 26-yard line. Claffie 
e'ained three, Aferrill one. and then Woodbur^ 



lost three, putting' the hall on the 25-yard line. 
Claffie failed on the next play to score a field 
.^nal. and the ball went to the Army on its 20- 
yard mark. A fumble on the ^■e^y first play gave 
the ball to the Navy on the 19-yard line. Claffic 
sained three, Merrill two, Claffie three more, and 
then one, to the lo-yard line. Here the ball went 
to the Army on downs. Morrill punted eight 
yards, but the Navy fumbled and it was the 
Army's ball on the 18-yard line. Ferris gained 
three yards, and then Morrill got away for 19 
j'ards around left end. As there were only six 
men on the Army line on the next play, the 
team was penalized 15 yards. A forward pass, 
Morrill to Ferris, gained three j'ards to the 27- 
yard line. Morrill punted 38 yards, and Wood- 
bury lost seven on the runback. It was the 
Navy's ball on their 28-yard line. At this point 
it suddenly dawned on somebody that the period 
might be nearly over. Nobody seemed to know 
whether eight minutes had elapsed or not, but 
finally it was decided to play one minute more 
Woodbury gained eight yards on the next play, 
and then Bartlett made first down. Merrill 
gained three yards, putting the ball on the 41- 
yard line. Time was called at this point. Score • 
Navy o. Army o. 

Second Quarter. 

On the very first play Thomson got the ball 
on a fumble on the Navy's 37-yard line. Morrill 
gained 11 yards in four rushes. Meacham gained 
six, Morrill four, and Ferris four, giving the 
Army first down on the 12-yard line. Lieutenant 
Wright completely fooled the Navy on the next 
play, and advanced nine yards. After a two- 
yard gain, Morrill scored the Army touchdown. 
His try for goal failed. Score : Army 6, Navy 0. 

Morrill kicked off to the eight-yard line, and 
Bartlett ran the ball back seventeen yards. As a 
result of this play, he had to leave the game. 
Ensign Hunt took his place in the backfield. 
Claffie gained five yards, and Merrill four. This 
play ended the half. Score: Army 6, Navy 0. 
Tliird Quarter. 

Lieutenant Smoot took Ball's place at right 
guard at the beginning of the period. Talcott 
kicked ofif for the Navy to the 18-yard line. Mor- 
rill ran the kick back six yards. Meacham was 
nailed by Claffie for a five-yard loss on an end 
run, but on the ne.xt play he gained six yards. 
Morrill punted 19 yards to the Navy's 46-yard 
mark, and Woodbury ran the ball back two yards. 
He lost a couple on the following play, but Ciaftie 
gained five yards right after that to the Army'.i 
49-yard line. On a fake forward, Claffie went 

through center for 19 yards. He then gained six 
more, and Merrill made first down on the 20-yard 
line. Another rush gained three yards, and then 
Merrill made three more. Then the Navy's 
fourth chance for a touchdown was lost by a 
fumble which Lieutenant Cusick recovered for 
the Army on the 12-yard line. This was the last 
play of the period. Score: Army 6, Navy o. 
Fourth Quarter. 

Morrill began this decisi^■e period with a 24- 
yard punt to his 36-yard line. Woodbury gained 
three yards before he was nailed bv Lieutenant 
Wright. At this point McCruni went in for 
the lieutenant. Woodbury gained six yards, and 
then Lieutenant Cusick nailed Claffie for a one- 
yard loss on the Army's. 28-yard line. After one 
forward pass had failed, Claffie worked a 22- 
yard pass to Hayes, who was downed on the six- 
yard line. Claffie lost two yards, and then tried 
another pass, but McCrum came in and got it 
behind his goal line. The Army quarter ran it 
back just over the line. Morrill punted 32 yards, 
but Woodbury ran back the kick to the Army's 
24-yard line before Ferris got him. On the very 
next play, Claffie heaved the ball to Moses, who 
went over the line for the Navy's touchdown. 
Talcott kicked an easy goal, and the game was 
as good as lost for the Army. Score : Navy 7, 
Army 6. 

Before the kick off, Davis replaced Wetherell, 
who had been playing a good game for the Army 
at left guard. Talcott kicked to the Army's 35- 
yard line, and the ball was run back only a yard. 
Meacham gained five, but McCrum lost four on 
the next play. A fumble gave the Navy the ball 
on the Army's 35-yard line. Marston went in 
for Ensign Rudd at right guard for the Navy. 
After an incomplete forward pass. Ensign Green- 
wood and Kearney were replaced by Clifford and 
Smith respectively. The next three plays lost 
seven yards for the Navy. Flynn went in for 
Woodbury at quarter. The ball was lost on 
downs. On the next three plays the Army lost 
15 yards. Just before the last play, the Anny 
had the ball on its 37-yard line. The ball was 
snapped to one of the halfbacks, who. seeing that 
he was about to be tackled, passed it on to Ferris, 
who was standing lo yards behind the center. 
The little halfback was nailed right in his tracks, 
and the game ended, with the ball on the Anny\s 
27-yard line. Final score : Navy 7, .^rmy 6. 


The summary : 


Moses, l.e r.e., Thomson 

Ensign Greenwood, Clifford, l.t..r.t., Lieutenant Cusick 

Talcott, l.g r.f.. Ball, Lieutenant Smoot 

Shanker, c c. Frost 

Ensign Rudd. Marston, r.g l.g., Wetherell, Davis 

Kearney, Smith, r.t l.t., Peterson, Knowlton 

Hayes, r.e I.e., S. Perry 

Woodbury, Flynn, q.b.q.b. Lieutentant Wright, McCrum 

Claffie, l.h.b r.h.b., Meacham 

Bartlett, Ensign Hunt, r.h.b l.h.b., Ferris 

Merrill, f.b f.b., Morrill 

Score — Navy 7, Army 6. Touchdowns, Morrill, Moses. 
Goal from touchdown, Talcott. Referee, E. J. Perry, 
Bowdoin. LTmpire, Parent, Bowdoin. Head linesmen, 
J. Smith. Brunswick, first half ; Wilson, Brunswick, 
second half. Time — four eight-minute periods. 


The following interesting account of the mar- 
riage of President Sills to Miss Edith L. Koon 
was taken from the "Portland Evening Express" 
for Thursday, November twenty-first: 

The Cathedral Church of St. Luke, which has 
been the scene of so many brilliant socict}' wed- 
dings, was today the scene of one of the most 
interesting weddings that has taken place in this 
State for several years, when at high noon Miss 
Edith Lansing Koon, daughter of the late Rev. 
Jabez C. Koon and Mrs. Koon, became the bride 
of Kenneth C. M. Sills, president of Bowdoin 
College, and an educator widely known in this 
country for his progressive ideas, and the son of 
Rev. and Mrs. Charles Morton Sills of Geneva, 
N. Y. 

The decorations at the church were very simply 
arranged and promptly at the appointed hour the 
bridal party entered the church. The bride, who 
was unattended, was gowned in a heavy white 
satin made with the prevailing long lines, the 
.gown having a train in panel effect. Her long 
tulle veil was thrown back from her face and 
caught with orange blossoms, and her bouquet 
was of bride roses and valley lilies. 

The bridegroom was attended by Professor 
William W. Lawrence, Lit.D., of Columbia 
University, and the ushers were Professor 
Charles T. Burnett of Bowdoin College, John C. 
Small, Jr., of Brookline, Mass. ; Phillips Ketchuni 
of Boston, and Philip G. Clifford of this city. 

The ceremony was performed by Rev. Charles 
Morton Sills of Geneva, N. Y., father of the 
bridegroom, and Right Reverend Benjamin 
Brewster, D.D., bishop of Maine. The bride was 
given in marriage by Harold Lee Berry. Im- 
mediately following the ceremony a reception 
was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harold 

Lee Berry on State street, the guests being con- 
fined to the immediate families, a few close 
friends of the bride and groom and the faculty 
of Bowdoin College. 

The bride, who is an unusually attractive girl 
and especially talented, having been a member of 
several dramatic clubs when here, was for a 
time a member of the Portland High School 
faculty, later going to New York where she held 
a responsible position. 

President and Mrs. Sills left immediately after 
the reception for their wedding trip and are to 
make their home in Brunswick. Mrs. Sills trav- 
eled in a suit of dark blue with hat in harmony. 


The two ends in Hyde Hall have formed foot- 
ball teams and will play Tuesday afternoon on 
Whittier Field at 3.15. The two teams are 
practicing every pleasant afternoon; the North 
Hyde team behind the Gymnasium and the South 
Hyde team behind the Psi Upsilon house. Both 
are showing up fairly well, especially the South 
end boys, and a lively game may be expected. 
There is a good deal of feeling between the two 
ends, and if one were to judge from the talk 
that is going around, the infirmary will be filled 
up the evening after the game. 

R. Perkins '21 is captain, and Berman '20 
manager of the North Hyde team, and Thal- 
heimer '22 is captain with Curran '22 manager 
of the South Hyde team. 

The South end backfield is much superior to 
the other team, having the advantage in weight, 
speed, and endurance. The line also has two 
very fast ends, Bagdikian and Toyokawa. One 
factor that lends zest to the game is an agree- 
ment that the losing team will treat the victors 
to a dinner at the Eagle Tuesday night. At 
present the South Hyde team is the favorite, 
but it is expected that by next Tuesday the two 
teams will be about even. 

Managers Berman and Curran announce the 
following lineup which is only temporary : 

Canter, l.e I.e., Simpson (Toyokawa) 

Nixon, l.t r.t., Northrop 

Stack, l.g r.g., Stearns (Bean) 

Ridley, c c, Fish (Bartlett) 

Newell, r.g l.g-., Rogers 

Hunt, r.t l.t., Whitney 

Bernstein, r.e ' I.e.. Bagdikian 

Whitman, p.b q.b., Battison 

Partridge, l.h.b r.h.b., Thalheimer (captain) 

Claff, r.h.b l.h.b.. King 

Perkins (captain) f.h f.b., Lombard 



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to be drawn largely from men under twenty-one 
— men of college age. Thousands of officers 
were to be trained. After August 8 no applica- 
tions for admission to O.T.C.'s were accepted and 
this gave currency to the rumor that henceforth 
the Department would depend mainly on the ma- 
terial in the S.A.T.C. for its future officers. It 
was announced that men under twenty-one 
capable of doing college work would best serve 
the country by taking the preliminary training 
of the S.A.T.C. Here they could be carefully 
observed by competent military officers and se- 
lected according to their individual aptitudes for 
final training in the appropriate O.T.C. 

Today the war is virtually over. For most of 
the men in the S.A.T.C. the hope of a military 
career no longer exists, and the prospect of an 
early return to purely civilian duties is the fore- 
most topic in their minds. All have found it 
difficult, some have found it impossible to give 
serious attention to college studies and at the 
same time meet all their military obligation.s. 
The reductions from this week on in the amount 
of military work required will surely be wel- 

The problems involved in the disbanding of 
the S.A.T.C. are being carefully considered. The 
financial problem is perhaps the most serious — 
both for the colleges and for many of the stu- 
dents. Among the New England colleges it ap- 
pears that only Harvard, Amherst and Bowdoin 
are financially prepared to meet the inevitable 
loss. A large number of students have reckoned 
on service in the S.A.T.C. for the entire academic 
year and will have to withdraw from college if it 
is disbanded. Still others have discovered that 
they are not interested in college studies and will 
doubtless leave to take up other forms of work. 
Many undergraduates who are now absent in the 
service will return to complete their course, and 
new arrang'ements in the curriculum will have tc 
be worked out to meet their needs. 

There have been few periods when the countr\ 
was in greater need of well educated men than 
it is today. The task of preserving the sane and 
wholesome individualism, which has so long been 
the Anglo-Saxon ideal, and to which all free in- 
stitutions are due, will fall in no small measure 
on the college men of the country. To them the 
country will look for the wisdom and power that 
comes from sound knowledge and which alone 
can replace the half truths of the extremist with 
whole truths. It is said that we are already 
threatened with attempts to introduce a radical 
form of socialism, which imder the name of 



Bolshevism or perhaps some other "ism" would 
disregard the rights of the individual, would let 
the individual exist only tor the good of the 
state and would breed a political intolerance that 
would be prejudicial to healthy progress and 
quite as unbearable as Kaiserism with its mon- 
archical socialism. Whether we are really so 
threatened or not the challenge to the serious 
and patriotic student is unmistakable. The battles 
to be fought and won are not spectacular, and a 
Isind of energy and courage quite different from 
that needed on the battlefield of France is called 
• for. This kind of energy and courage has al- 
ways been abundant at Bowdoin. To the stu- 
dents now in college comes the high privilege of 
proving that it is still here. R. J. H. 

All Together, Classjiiatcs .' 
Class of 1922, upon us rests the responsibility 
of a great part in Bowdoin's future. Even as 
our individual work will determine our separate 
planes, so our effectiveness and loyalty as a class 
are to count as great factors in placing the stand- 
ards of this college. Moreover, if we would be 
successful elsewhere, we must do well our duties 
here, since college is not a little world in itself, 
but a part of the great world. Our work as in- 
dividuals ought to be easily recognized ; but also, 
we must work as a class. Former classes, by 
their accomplishments in studies, athletics, and 
other college activities, have been recognized as 
fit sharers of Bowdoin's trust; they have ex- 
pressed their loyalty to the college and united 
themselves upon a basis of high standards. But 
we, classmates, with conditions of the year much 
more conducive to great success, are as a class 
an unknown quantity. It is for us to decide 
whether this quantity shall be great, or little, or 
remain perhaps unknown. We must organize 
and express ourselves, so that not only will our 
influence be made possible, but we shall know 
each other better 'and work together. Because 
we have come from far and near with Bowdoin 
as oiir choice, we should unite here as one bod\ 
with definite actions. 1922. 


First Lieutenant Walter A. Powers was pro- 
moted to the rank of Captain in the 6th Maine, 
2nd Division. Captain Powers has had a very 
interesting career in the war, having been almost 
continuously in the fighting since June. He has 
been at Chateau-Thierry and at St. Mihiel. He 
was among the famous marines who played such 
an important part in the great counter-ofifensive 

of July 18. After one battle, he was one of five 
or six, who were the only men left in his entire 
company. He has been twice wounded. 

Captain Powers graduated from Bowdoin with 
Phi Beta Kappa honors at the age of eighteen: 
He was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon 
fraternity. After his graduation, he went to 
the Harvard Law School, from which he gradu- 
ated at the age of twenty-one. Before he went 
into the Army, he was a lawyer in Massachu- 
setts. At one time he was assistant district at- 
torney. He is the son of the late Governor 
Llewellyn Powers of Maine. 


The annual Obituary Record of graduates of 
the College was printed this week and a copy 
will be sent to any graduate requesting it. This 
issue contains, in brief form, sketches of 60 
graduates. It is a remarkable fact that in the 
year ending' June i, 1918, occurred the death.s 
of the president of the College, the senior mem- 
ber of the Board of Trustees, the senior mem- 
ber of the academic Faculty, and the oldest 
graduate of the College who was also probably 
the oldest college graduate in the country. 


Following is the revised schedule for the mem- 
bers of the S.A.T.C. imit, as prescribed by Cap- 
tain Robert E. Compbell, commanding officer. 
This schedule became effective on Sunday. 
November 24th : 

Revised Schedule. 
Week Days: 
A. M.— 6.15 First Call. 
6.25 Reveille. 
6.30 Assembly. 

6.55 Mess followed by Fatigue. 
7.40 Sick Call. 
7.5s First Call for Drill. 
8.00-9.10 Drill. 
9.10 Recall. 
9.20 Chapel. 

9.30-12.30 Classes and Study. 
12.35 Mess Call. 
P. M. — 1.30-3.30 Classes and Study. 
4.30 First call for Retreat. 
4.35 Retreat. 
4.40 Assembly (Tuesdays and Thursdays — 

4.4s War Issues (except Tuesdays and Thurs- 
5.15 Military Instruction (Tuesdays and 

6.00 Mess Call. 
7.10 Assembly. 
7. 15-915 Study, 
g. 15 Tattoo. 



10.15 Call to Quarters. 
10.30 Taps ; Lights Out. 
Wednesdays : 
P. M. — 3.30-4.30 Ceremonies. 
Saturday : 
Regular schedule before inspection and after chapel. 
A. M. — 8.00 Inspection. 

12.45 Inspection of Quarters. 
P. M. — 12.4s Inspection of Quarters. 
4.30 First Call for Retreat. 
S 4.35 Retreat. 

6.00 Mess Call. 
1 1. 15 Oall to Quarters. 
11.30 Taps; Light Out. 
Sunday ; 
Reveille to Sick Call, all calls one hour later than on 
P. M. — 12.35 Mess Call. 

4.30 First Call for Retreat. 
4.35 Retreat. 
4.40 Church Call. 
4.50 Chapel. 
5.30 Mess. 
10.15 Call to Quarters. 
10.30 Taps; Light Out. 


The chapel exercises which were held on Sun- 
day were conducted by Rev. Thompson E. Ashby 
of the Church on the Hill. At the opening- of the 
service he spoke of the death of Judson G. 
Mortell, cx-'i7, who has just been reported as 
killed in action. 

Mr. Ashby's talk which he summed up in the 
sentence : "It is what we have put into life that 
will come out of it," was a profitable and interest- 
ing one. Although he did not apply it directly 
to the college student he did suggest in an apt 
manner how it concerns itself with the life of 
each man in college. 

Bateman Edwards '19, sang a solo after Mr. 
Ashby had finished speaking. The exercises 
were concluded, as is now usual on Sunday, with 
the singing of ''My Country, 'Tis of Thee." 


William J. Curtis, '75, of the Board of Trus- 
tees, has issued a pamphlet with the above title 
in which he discusses the railway problem in the 
United States. He shows how government 
management has failed and how government 
ownership would likewise be dangerous. He ad- 
vises a return to private ownership and competi- 
tion, with Federal regulations safe-guarding the 
public, the investor, and the railroad manage- 

He proposes to secure adequate regulation li} 

Federalizing the railroads, i. e., by permitting the 
railroads to be incorporated under Federal laws, 
allowing unlimited consolidation of connecting 
and adjacent lines and requiring large parallel 
systems to be operated separately. The regulatory 
power would be vested in the Supreme Railroad 
Commission which would take the place of the 
interstate Commerce Commission and be analog- 
ous in many respects to the United States Su- 
preme Court. The Supreme Commission should 
have original jurisdiction and also review and 
decide questions referred to it by circuit com- 

Every interest would be protected by the plan 
proposed and the ideal of private management 
and government regulation would be secured. 



'07. Edward A. Duddy is a lieutenant and at 
present is an instructor in Military College, 
Bozeman, Mont. 


'03. Daniel C. Munro, Capt. 4Tst Field Art.. 
Camp Custer, Mich. 

'15. Gordon P. Floyd, Ensign Naval .\\iati()ii 

'16. H. H. Foster, ist Lieut., Camp Mabry. 
Austin, Texas. 

'21. B. W. Atwood, Lieut. Aviation, Miami. 

alumni i^otes 

Hon. '69 — On Oct. 27, former Senator Eugene 
Hale died in Washington after a long sickness. 
He was born in Turner, June 9, 1836, and was 
educated in the common schools of that town 
before he entered Hebron Academy. He studied 
in the law office of Howard & Strout of Portland 
and was admitted to the bar in January, 1857. At 
the time of his death he was senior member of 
the firm of Hale & Hamlin of Ellsworth. For 
many years he was county attorney for Hancock 
County. He was famed for the vast amount of 
reading he had done and for his ability to quote 
from many authors of many countries. In De- 
cember, 1871, he married Mary Douglas Chand- 
ler, daughter of Hon. Zachariah Chandler, sena- 
tor from Michigan for many years. They have 
three sons, the second of whom, Frederick, is 
now senator from Maine. He declined the oflfers 
of President Grant to become Postmaster Gen- 
eral and of President Haves to become Secretary 



of the Navy. He had many other honors, being- 
delegate to Republican National Conventions, 
leader of the Republicans of the House. He 
served his country as senator for a long time and 
retired in 191 1 after 30 years' service. 

'7T,. Hon. Geo. S. Mower of Newbcrg. S. C, 
was honored with the degree of I,L.D. last June 
by Erskine College of South Carolina. He was 
also elected in November a member of the South 
Carolina House of Representatives. His pre- 
vious legislative service covers a period of eleven 
years in the State Senate and eight years in the 
House. He was Speaker pro tern during the 
last two years of his service in the House. He 
was a member of the Scjuth Carolina Constitu- 
tional Convention of 189=;. He is also Moderator 
elect of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian 
Synod of the South — being the second layman 
elected to this position in the history of th;r. 

Hon. '94 — Dr. Richard Rathburn, acting di- 
rector of the Smithsonian Institution in Wash- 
ington, and noted as a naturalist, died on July 16 
in that city. He was si.xty-six years old and a 
native of Buffalo, where he was born on January 
25, 1852. He vv^as a student at Cornell and later 
received honorary degrees from Indiana Uni- 
versity and Bowdoin College. In 1874 he be- 
came assistant in zoology for the Boston Society 
of Natural History and was afterward assistant 
geologist of the Geological Commission of Brazil 
and successively was assistant in zoology at Yale, 
curator of the National Museum in Washington 
and scientific assistant of the United States Fish 
Commission. He represented the United States 
on the joint commission with Great Britain rela- 
tive to the preservation of fisheries in waters 
contiguous to the United States and Canada. He 
became assistant secretary of the Smithsonian 
Institution in 1897 and was given charge of the 
United States National Museum in 1899. As a 
contributor to scientific literature, Dr. Rathburn 
has written on paleontology, marine-invertebrate 
zoology and on fisheries. On Oct. 6, 1880 he 
rharried Lena Augusta Hume of Eastport, Maine 

'96. A pamphlet entitled "The Treatment of 
Lobar Pneumonia with an Anti-Pneumococcus 
Semni," written by Preston Kyes of the Class of 
'96 has been received at the library. It first ap- 
peared in the Journal of Medical Research for 
July, 1918. 

'07 — First Lieutenant Edward A. Duddy has 
been in Portland a few days. He is an instructor 
in the Military College at Bozeman, Montana. 
When he was at Bowdoin he was editor-in-chief 

of the 1907 Bugle, and was prominent in many 
other college activities. Since he graduated, he 
has been teaching in Western colleges. He is a 
member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity. 

'13 — Captain Philip S. Wood of Bar Harbor 
has been reported as slightly wounded in action. 

'15 — Gordon P. Floyd of Portland has been 
commissioned as an ensign in the United States 
Navy Aviation Corps. Ensign Floyd enlisted in 
December, 1917, but was not called until last 
March, when he was sent to the Massachusetts 
Institute of Technology. After training there, he 
had further instruction at Key West, Fla,, 
Miami and Pensacola. During his course at 
Bowdoin he was prominent in track and football. 
He is a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternit}-. 

'16 — Maurice C. Proctor of Portland, Maine, 
and Miss Chloe R. Work of New Bedford, Mass., 
were married at St. Francis House, Cambridge, 
Mass., by Rev. Spence Burton, S.S.J.E. Mr. 
Proctor is in the Naval Engineers Officers' 
Material School at Winthrop Institute, Boston, 

'17— Dwight W. Pierce of the U. S. S. Wicks 
recentl}- obtained a four days' furlough which he 
spent at his home in Brunswick. 

ex-'20 — Ensign David W. White of Topsharn 
has recently been appointed duty officer in the 
Little Building, Boston, Mass. 

ajQitb tt)e Jfacultp 

Dean Mitchell was a prominent speaker at the 
annual meeting of the Maine Society of the 
Mayflower Descendants last Thursday evening. 
The subject of his address was "The Pilgrims' 
Spirit in the Twentieth Centur}'." 

The following members of the faculty attended 
the wedding of President Sills in Portland last 
Thursday : Dean Mitchell, Professors F. E. 
Woodruff, W. A. Moody, C. C. Hutchins, C. T. 
Burnett, R. J. Ham, F. W. Brown, W. B. Catlin, 
M. Copeland, M. P. Cram, O. C. Hormell, E. H. 
Wass, A. O. Gross, Mr. G. G. Wilder, Lieut. 
W. H. Davis and Capt. F. N. Whittier. 

President Sills' Latin classes will not meet 
again until after Thanksgiving. 

SDn tDe Campus 

Albert L. Prosser, '18, was on the Campus 
Sunday evening for a few hours. He was home 
on a furlough from the Bumpkin Island Naval 
Training Station where he has been for the last 

few weeks. 



Herbert L. Bryant, '12, was on the Cainpns re- 

The Y.M.C.A. Hut is closed at present dur- 
ing the study hours — from 7.15 p. m. to 9.15 
p. m. 

Frederick B. Peabody, medic '00, was 011 the 
Campus last Monday. 

An orchestra vmder the leadership of Victor 
Whitman '22 has been playing in Freeport on 
Thursday nights. Last week four men went: 
Noyes, piano; Claff and Sprince, banjos, and 
Whitman, traps. 

The field behind the Psi U house is the scene 
of football practice every afternoon for the South 
Hyde team and the Medics are complaining that 
they aren't able to study because of the noise. 

The dances in the town hall held every Sat- 
urday evening are very well patronized by the 
college students and seem to be increasing in 

Bert Stride '17 of the Delta Upsilon fraternity 
was on the Campus last week. He recently at- 
tended the Tuck School of Business Adminis- 
tration from which he entered the Ordnance 
Training School in Augusta, Georgia. At present 
he is an ordnance sergeant awaiting his com- 
mission and is stationed at a powder plant in 
New Jersey. 

Capt. Swan, an officer sent from Washington, 
gave an excellent lecture on "Social Hygiene" a 
week ago in Memorial Hall. 

As a number of the faculty were in Portland 
_ last Thursday to attend President Sills' wedding, 
adjourns were given in several courses. 

Bush '22 has been sent to Fort McKinley to 
receive a month's treatment there for a defective 

There were no movies at the "Y" on Thurs- 
day night. 

From the behavior of the Freshmen in Hyde 
it is very evident that another razoo should be 
held in the near future. 

Some class to the new uniforms which a part 
of the navy men are sporting at present. 

Hour exams, are taking the joy out of life 
just at this time. 

The rainy weather of the past week has been 
a great hindrance to football practice. 

Houghton '21 spent the week-end with rela- 
tives in Camden. 

Considerable discussion is taking place con- 
cerning plans for reopening the fraternity house? 
after the S.A.T.C. is disbanded. No definite 
plans can be made until that time comes, of 
course, but it is hoped that by then each fra- 

ternity will have made some satisfactory ar- 
rangement whereby it can run its house as usual. 

On Saturday morning the S.A.T.C. men were 
busily engaged in washing the windows of their 
barracks, in accordance with the new regulations. 

Thalheimer '22 spent Sunday at his home in 

A college bulletin containing the addressee 
made at the inauguration of K. C. M. Sills as 
President of the college is being mailed to alumni 
and friends at present. 

More overcoats have been issued from O.M., 
and now nearly all S.A.T.C. men have been sup- 

Nearly all the ends of the college dormitories 
are now preparing for football teams, and it is 
expected that some close matches will be played 
in the near future. 

Campbell Keene, ex-'i7, was on the Campus' 
Sunday. At present he is an ensign in Naval 

The dance in the Town Hall was well at- 
tended by members of the S.A.T.C, and Army 
and Navy uniforms were in the majority. 

James '22 was in Portland last Friday. 

Goodrich '20 is confined to the infirmary with 
a severe cold. 


Following the usual custom there will be no 
Orient published the Tuesday after Thanks- 
givins'. The next issue will be on Dec. 10. 


Beginning on Monday, November 25th, all 
courses, with the exception of War Issues, will 
meet a half hour later than they now do. Chapei 
service will be at 9.20 .\. m., and the first recita- 
tion at 9.30 A. M. Recitations in the afternoon 
will begin at 1.30. War Issues will meet at 4.43 


The -college government was modeled after 

Bowdoin College opened in 1S02 in Massaclut- 
sctts Hall with two teachers and eight students 

There have been eight presidents : 

Rev. Joseph McKeen 1801-1807 

President Appleton 1807-1811; 

William Allen 1819-1838 

Leonard Woods i838-i8(i(> 

Samuel Harris, first alumni president. . 1867- 1871 

General Joshua L. Chamberlain 1871-1883 

William DeWitt Hyde 1883-1018 

Kenneth C. M. Sills i'm8- 



Maine Hall was built in 1807-1819, burned in 
1822, and restored the same year. 

Winthrop Hall was built in 1822. 

The Medical School was established in 1820. 

The Professorship of Modern Languages, the 
earliest endowed in any American college, had as 
its first incumbent, Henry W. Longfellow, 1825 

Memorial Hall was begun in 1868, largely as a 
result of Professor Smyth's activity in raising 
the necessary funds. 

In proportion to the number of students, only 
two institutions in the country surpass Bowdoin 
in endowment, equipment, and books. 

The tuition charge is much lower than that 
charged by most colleges. 

The average salary of instructors is the hig'h- 
est paid in Maine and about the same as that 
paid by other prominent New England colleges. 

In 1913 Bowdoin was one of the fifty-eight 
colleges rated by the Government as "Class A." 

Almost all, if not all, Rhodes scholars from 
Maine have been Bowdoin men since this scholar- 
ship has been awarded by competition. 

Few colleges send as large a percentage of 
their graduates to the university professional 
schools as Bowdoin does. 

No college in the country has fewer of its 
students drop out during their course. The per 
centage of Bowdoin is 5.8 per cent, compared to 
about 25 to 50 per cent, for the country. 

The first graduate to die was George Thorn- 
dike, who had planted the Thorndike Oak in 
1802; he died in Russia in 1811. 

Longfellow and Hawthorne both graduated in 
1825 and that class has been called "the most 
famous class ever graduated from an American 

From 1896 to 1899 the leaders of both branches 
of Congress and the Chief Justice of the Su- 
preme Court were Bowdoin men. 

On the bronze tablets in Memorial Hall arc 
the names of over 300 men who responded to the 
call of the Union in the Civil War. 

At least eight generals in the Civil War were 
Bowdoin men. 

The establishment of Bowdoin came as the re- 
sult of a petition sent to the General Court of 
Massachusetts in 1788 by the Ministers of Cuni- 
berland County. 

Bowdoin has been called "the explorers' col- 
lege," because of Peary and MacMillan 

A "Bowdoin Flag" made by MacMillan in 1S98 
went with him "to the pole" and flew on the 
northernmost point of land in the world. 

In the General Chamberlain house in Bruns- 
wick is the flag with which Lee surrendered at 

The stones near South Appleton steps marked 
"Anna" (and date) are the graves of the 
analytical geometry books used by class signified 
by the date. 

In 1913 the baseball records of Bowdoin 
against other Maine colleges were as follows: 

Bowdoin 55 games Bates 49 games 

Bowdoin 39 games .Maine 16 games 

Bowdoin 50 games Colby 50 games 

and that up to the same year Bowdoin had been 
victor in 13 out of 18 Maine intercollegiate meets. 

Brunswick was first settled in 1628. 

Portland, Freeport, North Yarmouth and 
Brunswick each desired to be the location of 
Bowdoin College ; the latter was chosen by com- 
promise; three Brunswick citizens gave thirty 
acres of land (then valued at ^76.67) which be- 
came the college campus. 

Bowdoin has furnished presidents for Brown, 
Hamilton, Williams, Dartmouth, Wisconsin, 
L'nion, Pennsylvania, Reed, Syracuse, Trinity, 
Middlebury and others. 

President Franklin Pierce was a Bowdoin 

Robert College at Constantinople, Lincoln 
Memorial University, and Reed College have 
been called "children of Bowdoin," being- 
founded by Bowdoin men. 


Several of the men who were sent from here 
two weeks ago to Fortress Monroe returned late 
Frida)' night. They were given their choice of 
finishing- the course of instruction there and re- 
ceiving' a statement to that effect or they could 
return to college. Because there seemed no 
chance of advancement the following men re- 
turned: Elhns '20, Goodrich '20. Rounds '20 and 
Lo\ell '21. 


Professor A. L. P. Dennis of Wisconsin Uni- 
versit}' has recently accepted a commission as 
captain in the Military Intelligence Bureau at 
Washington, D. C. Captain Dennis was a pro- 
fessor of historj' at Bowdoin for three years, 
from 1901 to 1904. He is the second Bowdoin 
history teacher to receive a captaincy, as Pro- 
fessor Herbert C. Bell was commissioned last 





A notable exhibit of War Posters comprisiiiL' 
a valuable collection of French work loaned by 
Miss Whittier of Milton, Mass., and valued at 
$5,000.00 to $7,000.00, also English, Belgian. 
Italian and American posters will be held in 
Town Hall Dec. 2nd and 3rd, afternoon and 
evening. To add to the pleasure of those at- 
tending this exhibit there will be on Monday 
afternoon and evening and Tuesday afternoon 
solo dancing by Miss Marian Hollis of Boston, 
war music and opportunity to bu)' light refresh- 
ments, all for the small admission of 25c. 

On Tuesda}' evening dancing will be free to 
all paying 35c admission, and the Jazz Band will 
lend its assistance. We hear on authority that 
the student body will be given a "night off" to 
attend this function and help the Red Cross. 


Hall of the Kappa Chapter of PsI Upsiloii: 

In the recent death of Joseph Dawson Sinkin- 
son of the Class of 1899 the Kappa Chapter of 
Psi Upsilon mourns the loss of a highly esteemed 
and lo3'al member of the fraternity Brother 
Sinkinson, who was a well known chemist in 
Chicago, was prominent while in college in 
athletics and also sang in the Glee Club and the 
College Choir. 

To his relatives the Kappa extends her deepest 
sympathy in this hour of sorrow. 

Leland M. Goodrich, '20, 
(ieorge E. Houghton, Jr.. '21. 

For the Chapter. 
Hall of the Kappa Chapter of Psi Upsilon: 

It was with deep regret that the Kappa 
Chapter of Psi Upsilon learned of the death of 
Oscar Porter Cunningham of the Class of 1869 
Brother Cunningham, who was Judge of Probate 
for Hancock County for some years, was a man 
of exceptionally high character and was re- 
spected and admired by all who had the good 
fortune to know him. Public spirited, and al- 
ways working for the best interests of his com- 
munit)'-, he will be missed gTeatly by his fellow 

The Kappa wishes to express its sincere sor- 
row in his death and to assure his relatives of 
her sympathy for them in their time of sadness. 
Leland M. Goodrich, '20, 
t leorge E, Houghton, Jr., '21, 

For the Chapter. 

For the Lover of Good Chocolates 
and Good Books. 

Whitman's chocolates — famous since 1842 — with 
a well-printed book (by standard authors) in 
each bo.x. Blue and gold box handsomely em- 
bossed with insignia of the Service. A gift 
equally welcome to or from anyone in the ser- 
vice of Uncle Sam. 

$1.10 the box (with book) at 


Bowdoin Men Keep Warm 


American Clothing Co. 


Harvard Dental School 

ATDepartment of Harvard University 

Graduates of Secondary Schools admitted \vtthout ex- 
amination provided they have taken requiredsubjects 

Modern building.*; and equipment. 4 years course begins 

September, 1917. Degree of D.M.D. Catalog. 

Eugene H. Smith, D.M.D., Dean, Boston, Mass. 





NO. 16 


It was voted by the Facult_v on December 2, 

1. That when the College opens in January 
no students be allowed to room in chapter houses 
unless all dormitory rooms are taken. 

2. That the College operate the dining-rooms 
in the five chapter houses now open, namely, Psi 
Upsilon, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Zeta Psi, Theta 
Delta Chi and Beta Theta Pi. 

3. That the College establish and maintain a 
dining-room ior the non-fraternity men in the 
Bowdoin Club or in some other house if deemed 
better by the committee. 

4. That to each of the fraternities named in 
paragraph -2 be given the privilege of occupying 
the dining-room in its own house, provided such 
fraternity will arrange that the dining-room 
shall be occupied jointly with one of the fra- 
ternities whose house is not now being used, 
namely, Alpha Delta Phi, Delta Upsilon, Kappa 
Sigma, Sigma Nu and Chi Psi. 

5. That if any of the fraternities listed in 
paragraph 2 prefer to unite with a fraternity 
in the same list, and relinquish the privilege of 
using its own house, such may be done. 

6. That the College reserve the right to assign 
more men to any dining-room in which there are 
not at least forty men from the two fraternities 

7. That during the winter the privilege pre- 
viously granted to the fraternities whose houses 
have not been used, of using the living rooms of 
their houses on Sunday, be withdrawn. The two 
fraternities that use the same dining-room shall 
have equal right to use the living rooms of the 
house in question, which will be maintained by 
the College for them, but they shall not use the 
sleeping rooms and studies in the house. Each 
fraternity may have the exclusive use of the 
living rooms of the house on one evening in the 
week for the purpose of holding fraternity meet- 
ings, but no fraternity hall shall be used during 
cold weather. 

ing to room together may leave at the Treas- 
urer's office from now on a written statement of 
their names and choice of room, giving three 
choices, and indicating the order of preference. 
As far as possible these preferences will be fol- 
lowed in assigning rooms, which will be as- 
signed first to Seniors, and then to Juniors, 
Sophomores, and Freshmen in order. 

Men now rooming in Hyde Hall may retain 
the rooms they now have if they so desire, 01 
they may change to another dormitory. 

The reasons that have caused the adoption of 
the above outlined policy are as follows : 

1. The scarcity and expense of coal, which 
would in any case prohibit the operation of all 
the chapter houses. 

2. The belief that better and cheaper board 
can be provided by the College for the whole 
student body than could be done by smaller 
groups for themselves. 

3. The need of the College for room rents 
from the dormitory rooms. 

Note. — The College is now paying to the 
owners of all the chapter houses the cost to them 
of taxes, insurance and interest on mortgages for 
the year, and is guaranteeing to the owners the 
return of the houses at the end of the year in as 
good condition inside as they were when taken 

Arrangements made by the fraternities under 
paragraph 4 above should be reported to the 
chairman of the faculty committee, Professor 

Applications for work as waiters and ticket 
takers at the different dining-rooms should be 
made to the Treasurer. 

Dormitory rooms will be assigned by the 
Treasurer at the end of this term. Men wish- 

In accordance with the rules prmted above the 
following combinations among the fraternities 
for dining purposes have been made : 

Psi Upsilon and Chi Psi, 

Delta Kappa Epsilon and Kappa Sigma. 

Theta Delta Chi and Delta Upsilon, 

Beta Theta Pi and Alpha Delta Phi, 

Zeta Psi and Sigma Nu. 




Jack Magee, coach of the Bowdoin track team 
for the past five years has been appointed ath- 
letic director of the Maine coast naval stations, 
according to a letter received by the local naval 
station from Walter Camp, athletic director and 
advisor of the naval stations of the countr}', at 
Washington, D. C. Trainer Magee will worK 
for the National War Camp Community Service 
of this country for Naval Stations and will bo 
placed in charge for the furthering of athletics 
and activities of like nature in the Maine Naval 
Stations at Rockland, Boothbay, Bar Harbor and 
Portland. He will assume his new duties at once 
and will work in connection with his present 
duties as physical director at Bowdoin. 

The work for this war committee formerly 
came under the direction of George V. Brown 
of Bowdoin, athletic director of the War Camp 
Community Service of the First Naval District, 
but owing to the many stations it was impossi- 
ble to attend to them all. 


Professor George T. Files, '89, has just re- 
turned to this country on leave of absence from 
his Y. M. C. A. duties in France. He has made 
many interesting experiences in the course of his 
nine months' stay there. In the first few month? 
of his work, the chief duty of his branch of the 
Y. M. C. A. was to keep up the morale of the 
French Army, but after July i8th the French 
were imbued with new hope through the con- 
tinuous successes of the Allies, and Mr. Fil.s 
was thereafter occupied entirely with educational 
work. He was one of the two hundred and fifty- 
two Y. M. C. A. secretaries who worked ex- 
clusively on the sector extending southeast of 
Toul to the town of Baccarat. The sector from 
Baccarat to Switzerland, being the quietest part 
of the whole battle line, was the place where the 
American troops were sent before going to the 
more active fronts. As American soldiers were 
stationed also on the sector from Toul and 
Verdun, Mr. Files constantly received "Yanks ' 
in his foyer. The famous Rainbow Division 
passed through the district where Mr. Files was, 
on their way to the practice grounds, as the 
sector from Baccarat to the Swiss border was 
called. Very few Americans came, however, un- 
til May — nearly three months after Mr. Files 
arrived in France. 

When he arrived in March there were onlv 

eighteen Y. M. C. A. huts, or foyers, in his 
sector, but nine months later the number had 
increased to one, hundred and two. Some of 
these foyers were only twelve hundred yards 
from the front line trenches. He explains that 
in these trenches there are only a few listening" 
posts, and not a long line of soldiers as one might 
imagine. Mr. Files was in a fo^'er just at the 
end of the eight-mile battle zone. This was 
called the first rest, because soldiers, when re- 
lieved from the trenches v\'ere brought directlv 
to the foyer at that point. From March until 
May there was very little activity in the sector 
where Mr. Files was stationed, but when the 
Americans at last came the work of the Y. M. 
C. A. increased tremendously. In May he saw 
30,000 troops pass by his foyer in the space of ten 

Mr. Files says that the work of the Y. M. C. 
A. has been a distinct success in the French 
Army, which had never had anything like this 
done for it before. A foyer seemed to be a 
veritable fairyland to the French soldiers after 
their hard and discouraging days in the trenches. 

Mr. Files was in a town of 6,000 people. In 
this town the Y. M. C. A. was so popular that 
they soon put the cafes and saloons completely 
out of business. 

Up to the first of October the Y. M. C. A. 
had spent between eighteen and twenty million 
francs on the French Army alone. The French 
soldiers were always very grateful to the Y. M. 
C. A. workers, and they were also very willing 
and ready to do such tasks as were required of 
them. Mr. Files says that one of the most re- 
markable facts in connection with his work was 
that only four intoxicated soldiers came to his 
foyer during his nine months at his station. 

During the last two months and a half of his 
stay in France, Mr. Files had three series of 
classes of French soldiers whom he was teaching- 
English. Practically his entire work in the foyer 
from September until he came back to this coun- 
try was educational. During the fall, however, 
Mr. Files did a great deal of work in preparing 
for the winter campaign, such as collecting books 
and moving pictures of educational value for the 
soldiers. Mr. Files says that the moving pictures 
are of a far higher quality in the foyers now 
than they were earlier in the war. 

At present Mr. Files is expecting to return to 
France sometime between the middle of January 
and the first of February. He is planning to do 
educational work for the most part, such as 
teaching English or performing any other duties 


that ma)- be assigned to him. Mr. Files thinks 
that he will probabl}- come back to Bowdoin next 
September and then take up his regular college 


At a meeting of the Faculty on Monday, Nov. 
22, it was voted that men who have been in the 
service away from the College, and who return 
to the College at the beginning of the secojid 
tenn and stay to the end of the third term, he 
given academic credit for two semesters, pro- 
-^vided they fail in no course and secure in their 
courses an average grade of "C" ; and that men 
who have been in the service away from the 
College and who return to the College at the 
beginning of the third term and stay through 
that term, be given academic credit for one 
semester, .provided they fail in no course and 
secure in their courses an average grade of "C." 

Voted : That the Recording Committee recom- 
mends that of the courses taken by a member 
of the S.A.T.C. or of the Naval Unit during the 
first term of the year igiS-'iQ, only those which 
the student designates shall be counted in the 
awarding of academic honors. This designation 
of courses must be made in writing before Janu- 
ary 15th, 1919. All other courses taken by mem- 
bers of the S.A.T.C. or of the Naval Unit shall 
be recorded on the college rank cards as with 
"Credit" or "No Credit" and shall not be given 
definite grades. 

Voted : That members of the Senior Class 
who would have completed the requirements for 
graduation at the end of the first semester be 
allowed to take final examinations on any date 
after February 3rd, at the convenience of the 
instructor, provided that the courses be essential- 
ly consecutive. 

Voted : That the students who were sent to 
the training camps during the fall term be given 
the same privileges as other men in the service 
away from Brunswick. 

Voted : That S.A.T.C. specials be allowed to 
continue in college on probation for six week.s 
if the Recording Committee, after taking into 
consideration both the grades they have- secured 
and the opinions of their instructors, deems this 
advisable. Applications for this privilege should 
be made to the Dean in writing before December 

2 1 St. 

Voted : That applicants who can meet the en- 
trance requirements of the College be admitted 
this year at the beginning of the second term. 

Voted : That the second term begin on Thurs- 
day, January 2d, at 8.20 a. m. 


Last Tuesday evening at the "sing" held in 
Memorial hall, Lieut. Wright awarded football 
letters to the men who have won them this fall 
in connection with their work on the S.A.T.C. 
football team. These letters were novel ones, 
being a large B with a LT in the upper half and 
an S in the lower, signifying a \J. S. Army team 
at Bowdoin. The men who were so honored 
were : Drummond, Perry, Parent, Caspar, 
Rhoades, Clifford, D. K., Haines, Lieut. Melton, 
Richardson, Fitzgerald, Curtis, Crockett, James 
and Dahlgren. Owing to an oversight Schonland 
did not receive his letter until Lieut. Melton gave 
it to him in chapel on Wednesday morning. 


The classes in physical training under the in- 
struction of William Hill, medic, commenced on 
Monday the tenth. All non-military men are re- 
quired to go. The following schedule for phy- 
sical training has been made and will continue 
at least until the Christmas holidays. Each man 
must go to three periods a week and may attend 
any three that are most convenient for him : 

Monday, 3.30-4.30 p. m. 

Tuesday, 3.30-4.30 p. m. 

Wednesday, 3.30 p. m. 

Thursday, 3.30-4.30 p. m. 

Friday, 3.30-4.30 p. m. 

Saturday, 2.30 p. m. — make up. 


Trials for the College Glee clubs will be held 
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 
seven o'clock. Every man who can sing is urged 
to come and have a tryout. 


The dance in the Union on Thanksgiving af- 
ternoon was one of the most enjoyable informal 
festivities of the year. It was well attended by 
the men who were unable to leave town over 
the holiday. The patronesses were Mrs. Roscoe 
Ham, Mrs. Edward H. Wass, and Mrs. Lee D. 
McClean. Among the guests were Mrs. Atwood 
of Boston, Mrs. George R. Gardner of Bruns- 
wick and her guest, Miss Marjorie Warren, who 
is in Brunswick as a representative of the Na- 
tional Red Cross for local relief work among 
soldiers' families. 




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Year by The Bowdoin Publishing 


In the Interests of the Students of 



CROSB-i* E. Redman, 1921 Editor-in-Chief 

Frank A. St. Clair, 1921 Managing Editor 

department and associate editors 
John L. Berry, 1921 Alumni Notes 

Roderick L. Perkins, 1921 On the Campus 

George E. Houghton, 1921 With the Faculty 
Chester E. Claff, 1921 S A.T.C. 

Gordon S. Hargraves, 1919 
Clyde E. Stevens, 1919 
Louis W. Doherty, 1919 
William Congreve, Jr., 1920 
Philip E. Goodhue, 1920 
Allan W. Hall, 1920 
Albert E. Hurrell, 1920 
Ronald B. Wadsworth, 1920 
Stanley M. Gordon, 1920 
Cloyd E. Small, 1920 
Leland M. Goodrich, 1920 
Harry Helson, 1921 
Norman W. Haines, 1921 
Russell M. McGown, 1921 
Raymond P. Atwood, 1921 

Contributions are requested from all under- 
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All communications regarding subscriptions 
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Vol. XLVIII. DECEMBER 10, 1918. No. 16 

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

Bowdoin, like the nation, is being demobilized. 
Both are passing from a regime of strict dis- 
cipline to one of free initiative. To the present 
group of undergraduates the strictness of mili- 

tary discipline is perhaps the most vivid feature 
of the term now drawing to a close. They look 
forward eagerl}' to an early dismissal from the 
military service. They note the apparent re- 
moval of the grave national crisis which, while 
it lasted, laid stern hands upon them, lifted them 
out of their eas5'-going, carefree ways and com- 
pelled them into straight paths that ' reckoned 
not with their private preferences. The crisis 
gone, the goal of their subjection attained, the , 
necessary continuance of the S. A.T.C. until the 
formalities of dissolution can be accomplished is 
felt in all its irksomeness. While the crisis lasted, 
this pressure was easily, cheerfully borne by the 
undergraduates, supported as they were by their 
feeling of common devotion to a great and com- 
mon good. They experienced as never before, 
perhaps, the joy, or at least the serene comfort, 
of self-dedication to a task which left no fit man 
among their fellows outside its scope. Now they 
are going out of a service in which they were not 
permitted to have that loftier experience o; de- 
votion which has come to the Bowdoin men who 
stood on the firing-line in France. They will not 
know the strength of the comradeship born i.u" a 
common danger, which has been singularly 
marked in the veterans of the Civil War, and will 
be no less evident among our fighting men of the 
present war. Yet they have done what the Na- 
tion called them to do, to their honor be it said. 

And now they are being demobilized; now 
they aVe irked by that in which, but yesterday, 
they took their chief satisfaction. Is nothing to 
remain to them of their great experience but a 
petty sense of uncomfortable restraints and their 
service uniform? Is their fine morale, the pro- 
duct of a common devotion, about to crumble? 
Will demobilization be indeed for them demoral- 
ization ? 

No, not if Bowdoin undergraduates look below 
the surface of their experience to decipher its 
meaning; not if they lift their eyes to the 
horizons of their national life to see the outlines 
of the future. 

The corps discipline, now so burdensomely felt, 
seems such because it seems also externally im- 
posed. In the early days of the fall, when U 
weighed so lightly, it was earnestly willed by 
every undergraduate, who felt that under that 
discipline he was most truly the soldier and the 
sailor. Now he is sighing for freedom. Is it for 
undisciplined freedom? Will any Bowdoin man 
of the Students' Army Training Corps :are ti 
return to the careless, unpurposive, self-centered 
life that many a fellow was living in college and 



out of it before the war broke over hiu'. ; or to 
the pursuit of private good, the attainment of 
selfish power? Not if he sees that the war has 
been fought, and his fellow Bowdoin men have 
given health, limb, life itself, in defending the 
common good ag-ainst the raging of this same 
selfish power. Not if he sees that these real 
issues of the war are not yet settled ; that the 
Peace Conference may yet turn the issues into 
selfish might versus selfish might; that the Presi- 
dent of the United States has gone to the other 
side of the ocean to try to prevent that disaster, 
now, and to guard, by common measures, with 
our fellow-victors, against its revival among the 
nations in the future. Not if he sees that De- 
mocracy, which is the freedom of self-discipline, 
is in' the making, and still struggling against foes 
within itself; the undisciplined freedom of 
anarchy and the autocracy of special privilege, 
not only in Europe but in America as well. He 
will note that democracy, autocracy, anarchy are 
all attitudes of mind before they are forms of 
government — or no-government; and he will ask 
himself what is his own special temper, whether 
he be for the common good and so essentially a 
democrat, or an autocrat and so for class privi- 
lege enforced against the many, or for the more 
unintelligent riot of instinct, an anarchist. And 
when the Bowdoin S.A.T.C. man has thought 
him self through to this point, his demobilization 
will be for him no return to undisciplined free- 
dom; he will put himself in training, mental and 
physical, in these days now coming, to be ready 
for the sounding of his call, which, if he be a 
fit man, will not long be delayed. He will swear 
faith with his dead brothers over there and over 
here, and strike hands with the maimed and 
broken men who return from the great endeavor , 
that theirs shall not have been a heart-breaking 
sacrifice but a finished victory, — that in his own 
body he will fill up what was lacking, and had to 
be lacking, in their sufferings for the Democracy 
that is to be. C. T. B. ' 


On Tuesday, November 27, one of the coldest 
days this fall, the two teams of non-military 
men from Hyde Hall played each other to a 
standstill on Whittier Field. South Hyde played 
much the better game until the very last part 
of the contest. Thalheimer was the best ground- 
gainer on the field. Canter was nearly half (jf 
the North Hyde team on the defensive, and he 
also did good work on the offensive. Hunt and 
Bagdikian played well on the defensive, both of 

them smearing a number of end runs. Partridge 
prevented a South Hyde touchdown in the first 
quarter by recovering a fumble behind his goal 
line. In the center of the line South Hyde was 
weakest. Canter made several good gains 
through the center and the guards, whereas the 
North Hyde line was a good deal stronger. 
Ridley and Fish both played well at center. 
Whitman played a good game at quarter for 
North Hyde. In the last quarter North Hyde 
was headed for a sure touchdown only ta have 
the game end too soon. Most of the time neither 
goal line was in danger. Although South Hyde 
gained more ground than their opponents, they 
never got very near the enemy goal posts. 

The summary : 

Hunt, l.e r.e, Bagdikian 

Freeman, Clafif, l.t r.t., Northrop, Rogers 

Peabody, l.g r.g., Rogers, Stearns 

Ridley, c c. Fish 

Newell, r.g l.g., Stearns, Bean 

Nixon, r.t l.t, Whitney 

Bernstein, r.e I.e., Simpson 

Whitman, q.b q.b., Battison 

Partridge, l.h.b r.h.b., Thalheimer 

Perkins, r.h.b l.h.b., King 

Canter, f.b f.b., Lombard, Northrop 

Score — North Hyde 0, South Hyde o. 

alumni Jl3otes 

'79 — Walter Goodwin Davis, a trustee ani 
bank director in Portland, Maine, died in that 
city the 24th of November. He was born in 
Portland January 6, 1857. Three years after his 
graduation from college he received the degree 
of Master of Arts from Bowdoin. He was the 
brother-in-law of Professor George T. Files of 
Bowdoin. He was a member of the Delta Kappa 
Epsilon fraternity. 

'89 — Chief Deputy United States Marshal 
Burton Smith has compiled and arranged for the 
United States Marshal's office two volumes which 
are unique and have been demonstrated to be of 
great service to the officials connected with the 
department. One, a book of forms, contains a 
form for every return which has to be made in 
the marshal's office and is unique in that it is 
entirely done by typewriter. The other is a 
Topical Index and Digest of Decisions of the 
Comptroller of the Treasury. This also is type- 

ex-'98 — The selectmen of Brunswick have ap- 
pointed Hon. Edward W. Wheeler a member of 
a committee on prisons and prison labor. This 
committee was appointed at the request of the 



authorities in Washington. 

'07 — Mrs. J. P. Winchell of Brunswick, on the 
20th of November, received telegrams from her 
two sons announcing- the arrival of new members 
in their families. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R, 
Winchell of Arlington, Mass., are the parents 
of a daughter, and Mr. and Mrs. John P. Win- 
chell of East Orange, N. J., have a son. Mr. 
Thomas Winchell was in the class of 1907, and 
Mr. John Winchell was ex-'o6. 

'13 — Captain John A. Slocum, who left Bruns- 
wick last 3'ear in command of the loth Company, 
Maine Coast Artillery, National Guard, is now 
in charge of the Headquarters Company of the 
29th Regiment, C.A.C., at Fort Williams, Maine. 

'14 — Lieutenant Louis A. Donahue of Portland. 
Maine, has been a second time reported as 
wounded in action. While in command of his 
company in the loist Infantry, a part of the 26th 
Division, which was attacking near Verdun in 
the week of October 21, he received shrapnel 
injuries in the head, which may have caused 
blindness in the right eye. He was wounded 
hefore on July 18 in the memorable advance of 
the Americans at Chateau-Thierry, when he was 
"badly burned and gassed. For bravery in this 
engagement he was promoted to the rank of firsc 
lieutenant. His service in France dates from 
September, 1917, continuously in the same regi- 
ment of the famous 26th Division. He was al- 
ways very prominent in college activities and he 
is a member of the Theta Delta Chi fraternity. 

'17 — Lieut Donald W. Philbrick is now sta- 
tioned at General Headquarters on confidential 
work for General Pershing. He has often met 
Captain H. C. Bell and Lieut. Van Cleve, former 
Bowdoin professors. 

ex-'i7 — Lieutenant Judson Gordon Martell of 
West Somerville, Mass., has been reported as 
killed in action, in the latter part of October. 
The notice appeared in the casualty lists of No- 
vember 24. He was a member of the Alph.n 
Delta Phi fraternity. His name is one more 
addition to the honor roll of the class of 191 7 
which had already lost three men in the service. 

'18 — Amos L. Allen has been chemist for the 
General Electric Company at Pittsfield, Mass., 
since July of this year. 

ex-'i8 — Cards have been issued announcing the 
engagement of Miss Lillian Barbara Tobey of 
Brunswick and First Class Private William 
Lewis Ripley of the Ordnance Department. Mr. 
Ripley had enlisted in the Maine Ordnance De- 
partment and after a period of training at vari- 

ous camps in New England, North Carolina and 
South Carolina, was sent to France. 

ex-' 19 — Hugh A. Mitchell, a balloonist in the 
Naval Aviation Corps, has been selected as one 
of the men to convoy President Wilson's peace 
delegation on its way across the Atlantic. 

ex-'20 — Corporal Carroll E. York of Bruns- 
wick, formerly of the I42d Aero Squadron, has 
recently been transferred to the iio6th Aero Re- 
placement Squadron. 

mitb tiiz Jfacultp 

President Sills was in Boston Friday, being a 
guest of honor and a speaker at the New England 
Association of Colleges and Preparatory Schools, 
and later on in the same evening he attended the 
monthly banquet of the Bowdoin Club. 

Professor Hormell gave an address on the 
"Problems of Valuation" on Wednesday, the 
fourth, at the second annual assessors' conven- 
tion at Augusta. 

The milk inspection of Brunswick is now be- 
ing made by the biology department and Dr. 
Gross has been officially appointed milk inspector 

On Friday evening, Dec. 6, Professor and Mrs. 
Woodruff gave a reception to President and Mrs. 
Sills. The house was beautifully decorated with 
pink chrysanthemums and pink carnations. Mrs. 
Woodruff was assisted by Mrs. Hyde, Mrs. 
Moody, Mrs. Hutchins and Miss Smith who 
served ice cream and cake and by Mrs. Copeland 
and Mrs. Gross who served punch. 

Professor Elliott has had an article appear 
in the "Nation" for November 30, entitled the 
"New Nation and New Poetry," a discussion )f 
the present school of American poets in its re- 
lation to our renewed national spirit and pur- 

©n tOe Campus 

Donald S. Higgins '19 was on the Campus 
November 29th. He has been in training at 
Bumpkin Island since the middle of last summer. 
He is to be transferred to Wakefield, Mass., for 
two weeks' training before being sent to some 
other place which has not yet been definitely 

On the evening of Friday, November 29, 
Toyokawa, '21, and T. Minobe gave a very in- 
teresting exhibition of Ju-Jitsu in the Union for 
the benefit of the Red Cross. The Delta Upsilon 
orchestra furnished some snappy music. 

Frank E. Dennett, '90, of Milwaukee, Wis- 



consin, was in town for a day or two last week. 

Paul W. Smith, ex-'20, was on the Campus 
last week after leaving the Coast Artillery 
School at Fort Williams. He has had a very 
difficult task in gaining- admission to an O. T. C. 
this year. Last spring he was accepted by the 
authorities at Fortress Monroe, Va., but upon 
arriving there, he learned that men of his par- 
ticular draft status were ineligible for this train- 
ing school. In July, he applied through Lieut. 
Col. Duval for admission to the Field Artillery 
School at Camp Taylor, Ky., and in August re- 
ceived a notification to go to the camp after he 
had been inducted by his local draft board. 
Nothing happened, however, until after the sign- 
ing of the armistice. He was then inducted into 
the school at Fort Williams, where he is at 
present stationed. 

Leslie E. Norwood, ex-'20, was on the Campus 
last week for a few days after returning from 
Camp Lee, Virginia. 

Albert C. Hurrell, ex-'20, was on the Campus 
for a few days last week after leaving the Cen ■ 
tral Officers' Training School at Camp Lee, Va. 

Look '20, who has been detained in the hospital 
at Camp Lee has finally arrived home and was 
on the Campus for a few minutes last week. 

Prosser '20, just back from Camp Lee was on 
the Campus last week. 

Cobb '22 was home over the week end. 

The other morning Lieutenant Melton demon- 
strated to the members of the S.A.T.C. the 
methods of warfare used in actual fighting in 
France, showing the formations for entering and 
leaving the trenches, and "going over the top." 

Bush '22 has returned from Fort McKinley 
where has has been receiving ear treatment for 
the past fortnight. 

Schonland '21, who was sent to Camp Lee and 
who has returned home, was on the Campus last 

Next week will be the last week of recitations 
for this term. 

The coming of snow brought misfortune to 
the Naval Unit and the Second Platoon. Both 
were as unable to resist snow-balling as the}- 
were to hit what they aimed for. The battle 
between them resulted in seven broken windows 
in North Maine, confinement to quarters for the 
Second Platoon, and fines for the Navy men. 

The Red Cross dance and poster exhibit which 
was held in the Town hall last Tuesday evening 
was well attended by members of the student 
body. The S.A.T.C. men were given the even- 
ing off and so were able to stay until the affair 

was over. An orchestra made up of students 
furnished lively music for the dance. 

Examinations covering this term's work will 
commence on Saturday of this week and con- 
tinue until the 21st. 

There are a good many lame muscles among 
the non-military men which were caused by stiff 
gym work assigned them by their able instructor, 
"Bill" Hill. 

Capt. Whittier, known on the Campus as "Doc 
Whit," who has been Chief Surgeon of the mili- 
tary forces stationed at Portland, has applied for 
his transfer to the Bowdoin Medical School. He 
expects to be back at college soon, for good. 

We are wondering" if the disbandment of the 
S.A.T.C. will mean the loss of free "movies" at 
the Union, and also, the closing of the canteen 

Henry Haskell '18, is at his home, in town, 
after having been discharged from the Naval 
Aviation School in Florida. 

"Timmy" Stearns, '18, was on the Campus last 

With the exception of three or four "gobs" 
the entire Naval Unit cut chapel on Sunday. 

The anxious owner of a missing feline pet 
made a few hurried inquiries at the biology 
laboratory the other morning. 

The monotony of the Surveying class was 
broken last week when Mr. Nowlan and a studenc 
jumped into the river to save a dog from drown- 


SEASON 1917-1918. 


Tax I St semester, 299 men $2,242.50 

Tax and semester, 256 men 1,915.00 

Returned by Mgr. of Band 8.56 

Bal. from last year 200.13 

Total $4,366.19 

Athletic Council for — 

Football $1,200.00 

Baseball i, 100. 00 

Track 1 70.00 

Tennis 50.00 

Fencing .... 

Bowdoin Pub. Co 380.00 

Christian Association 195.00 

Debating Council 28.00 

Band 75.oo 

Bal. on deposit (First Nat. Bank).... 68.19 

Total $4,366.19 

Date, June 7, 191 8. \ 

Respectfully submitted. 


Manton Copeland, Treasurer. 
Examined and found correct and properly vouched. 

Barrett Potter, Auditor. 
Nov. 19, 1918. 


According to the latest reports the regular ser- 
vice men with names beginning with the letters 
from A to K, all limited service men, and all men 
intending to leave college will receive honorable 
discharge from the S.A.T.C. on Tuesday De- 
cember loth. The remaining men will be dis- 
charged from the service on December 17th. 


Military Headquarters, 
BowDOiN S.A.T.C. 

Brunswick, Me 

Nov. 30, I 
Athletic Officer's report. 


$1.00 donation from student body 

First game (Portland Naval Reserves).... 
Second game (Portland Naval Reserves).. 

Third game (U. of M.) 

Fourth game (Colby) 

Fifth game (Bates) 

Balance left from Portland Naval Reserves 
Army-Navy game 



Total $983.86 


Inner soles $3.00 

Two barrels lime 2.80 

Posters 3-20 

Football 8.00 

Medical supplies 2.50 

Strong box .80 

Telephone .25 

Telegraph .77 

Account book 4'5o 

Guarantee to P. N. R 40.00 

Referee and umpire 34-00 

Railroad fare to Portland 41-86 

Electric car fare i • 1 5 

Resin -35 

Tape 1-25 

Telephone i - 1 5 

Shoe strings 1-20 

Tape 2.70 

Cash to U. of M. on guarantee 150.00 

Referee and umpire (U. of M.) 36.00 

Trucking -5° 

Cash to Colby on guarantee 42.00 

Referee and umpire (Colby) 36.00 

One meal (Colby) i5-oo 

Railroad fare to Lewiston 27.30 

Baggageman -20 

Tape and cotton i -75 

Shoe strings -5° 

Trolley and taxi 7° 

Supper for team 20.20 

Trucking 1.65 

Gum .20 

Postage and telephone .56 

Three pairs football shoes and postage 17.56 

Plaster 4.50 

Linament i .00 

Meals for P. N. R 12.00 

One pair football shoes and postage 5.55 

Posters 3.00 

Work on field 13.75 

Tape 1.25 

Posters 3.25 

Ankle supporter i.oo 

Balance expenses to U. of M 88.40 

Eight bags plaster 12.00 

Lining field 5.00 

Posters and tickets 4.75 

Football 8.00 

Tape and cotton 1.50 

Balance expenses to Colby 33.0S 

Change for U. of M. game at gate 35.00 

Change for Colby game at gate 3S-oo 

One meal for Colby 19.00 

Lining field 5.00 

Football 6.00 

Two meals for U. of M 16.00 

Posters 3.25 

Block letters "B" for team 9.54 

War tax on P. N. R. game 14-32 

Telephone 1.15 

Incidental expenses Army-Navy game 2.00 

Telephone 1.65 

Football s-oo 

Telephone bill 4-99 

War tax on U. of M. game 23.88 

War tax on Army-Navy game 3.63 

Change for P. N. R. game at gate iS.45 

Football 6.00 

Total $900.49 

Total receipts $983-86 

Total expenditures 900.49 

Balance $83-87 

Keller F. Melton, 
2nd Lt. Inf. U.S.A., Athletic Officer. 


There will be a lecture on Dec. 17 given by 
Mr. A. P. Norton, Curator of the Portland So- 
ciety of Natural History, under the auspices of 
the Junior Audubon Society in the biology lecture 
room. He will speak upon the subject: "Our 
Sea Birds and Their Protection." 


Leonard Henry Gibson, Jr., of Bath, Maine, 
Bowdoin, '14, died of influenza in October while 
in military training at Camp Devens. At Bow- 
doin College Mr. Gibson showed exceptional 
literary abiUty, and on graduating he proceeded 
to studv for the doctor's degree in English 



Literature at Harvard University. He was 
about to complete this work successfully, and to 
begin a promising career as college teacher and 
literary scholar, when America entered the war. 
At once he gave up his own plans and tried by 
all means to get into the National service, with 
the hope of winning an officer's commission. One 
branch after another, however, rejected him for 
a slight physical deficiency, though in other re- 
spects he was well qualified. Finally he de- 
cided to proceed with his chosen vocation, and 
he obtained a position as instructor in Lafayette 
College, Pennsylvania. Also he was married, 
after having postponed this event for some time 
so as to be free for military assignment. 

Later on, by one of fate's ironic turns, Mr. 
Gibson was drafted and was this time allowed 
to pass the physical examination. He waived 
claim for exemption, and accepted service as ;i. 
private at considerable sacrifice of his personal 
interest and happiness. After a time his ability 
was recognized and he was designed for training 
at an officers' camp. The commission for whicti 
he had long hoped, and which he had so well 
deserved, was just ahead, when death took him. 

Mr. Gibson's sacrifice was one of those which 
attract little attention, but are none the less very 
memorable and are written deep in the liistor}- 
of American culture. He was not physically 
robust ; he had become more and more devoted 
to the things of the mind and had not the temper- 
ament which takes naturally to military life. His 
compelling motive throughout was solely duty. 
He had a fine persistent sense of duty which 
constantly hid itself behind quiet modesty and 
quaint genial humor. Thus he was peculiarly 
endeared to the few who knew him well. Early 
in the past summer, on a visit to Bowdoin, he 
joked to me about the way Uncle Sam had long 
refused him and then suddenly decided to take 
him. But he had no word of complaint, and ap- 
parently no consciousness that his own conduct 
was in noble 'accord with the world's best tra- 
dition of the true gentleman and scholar. He 
saw the light that Philip Sidney saw, and in the 
same spirit. For though externally fortune mis- 
treated him, he was indeed, in the words of his 
most loved author, one of those 
"Whose blood and judgment are so well commingled 
That they are not a pipe for fortune's finger 
To sound what stop she please." 

G. R. Elliott. 

Published in the Delta LTpsilon Quarterly for 


Dr. William E. Lunt, professor of English 
constitutional history at Haverford College, has 
been selected as a member of the peace con- 
ference organization just leaving for France. 
He is to act as expert adviser on important 
points relating to certain national boundaries. 
Professor Lunt graduated from Bowdoin in the 
class of 1904. In 1905, he won a degree of 
Master of Arts at Harvard, and three years 
later, a degree of Doctor of Philosophy. He has 
taught history at the University of Wisconsin, 
Bowdoin and Cornell, and in 1917, he was chosen 
as the first occupant of the new chair of English 
constitutional history at Haverford. He is a 
member of the Zeta Psi fraternity. 


It was announced at Dartmouth College on 
July 29, 1918, that Mr. John L. McConaughy 
had resigned his professorship to accept the 
presidency of Knox College, Galesburgh, Illi- 
nois. He graduated from Yale in 1909, and later 
received a master's degree from Bowdoin and a 
degree of doctor of philosophy from Columbia. 
He began teaching at Bowdoin, where he was 
professor of education and English until 1915. 
He then accepted a professorship at Dartmouth. 
Mr. McConaughy was director of the summer 
school, secretary of the college committee on ad- 
mission, and professor of education. Knox Col- 
lege is the second oldest college in Illinois and 
has an enrolment of over five hundred men and 


Hall of Alpha Delta Phi: 

In the casualty list made public on November 
24, it was reported that Lieut. Judson G. Mar- 
tcll had been killed in action. 

The Bowdoin Chapter of Alpha Delta Phi, of 
which he was a member, mourn his death as the 
third which has come to us on the battlefields of 
France. Lieut. Martell entered Bowdoin in the 
fall of 1913 and remained two years here with 
the Class of 1917. Cheerful, kindly, and courage- 
ous, he will be remembered by those who here 
record their sense of high honor and respect at 
the death which he has died. 

Leslie B. Heeney, 
Philip R. Lovell. 

Foy the Chapter. 


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NO. 117 


At the meeting of the Orient editorial board 
Friday afternoon, the majority of the original 
^staff elected last March was present, together 
with the new members who have so efficiently 
edited the paper this fall during the existing 
emergency. Redman, '21, presided until the re- 
election of Clyde E. Stevens, '19, as editor-in- 
chief. Leland M. Goodrich, '20, was elected 
managing editor for the remainder of the term. 
In view of the splendid services rendered this 
year b}' Redman, '21, Berry, '21, and Houghton, 
'21, it was unanimously voted to make these men 
associate editors. It was further voted that ad- 
ditional candidates be called for from the Fresh- 
man class at once, the new men to be given same 
opportunities to "make" the board as was given 
to the non-military candidates who started in the 


At the last meeting of the Orient board it was 
voted to call for more candidates for the editorial 
staff. These new men will be given every op- 
portunity to prove their merits before the an- 
nual election next March, and will not be handi- 
capped by their late start. This action on the 
part of the Orient was taken in order to bring 
out men who were prevented from completing 
last term by military or naval training. Each 
fraternity should have at least one Freshman 
trying out for the editorial board, and all can- 
didates must report to Managing Editor Good- 
rich, 28 North Appleton Hall, at once. 


The farewell hop of the Army and Navy took 
place in the Gymnasium on Saturday night, De- 
cember 14th. The dance was well attended both 
by the soldiers and sailors and also by the non- 
military men. The affair was a very enjoyable 
one and was a success in every way. Music for 
an order of twenty-four dances was furnished 
by the college orchestra, — an organization which 
has done some excellent work during the past 

The patronesses were: Mrs. K. C. M. Sills, 

Mrs. J. H. Duval, Mrs. W. H. Wright and Mrs. 
G. M. Elliott. The committee on arrangements 
was composed of the following men: R. E. 
Cleaves, C. P. Rhoades, H. W. Lamb, P. D. 
Crockett and A. R. Caspar. 


News has been received of the death of Lieut. 
Col. Sherman A. White, who was killed in an 
accident in France, Nov. 30, 1918. Col. White, 
it will be recalled, was the first military instruc- 
tor at Bowdoin in 1917 and was a fine example 
of an officer and a gentleman. 

After leaving Bowdoin Col. White, then a 
Captain, joined the 30th Infantry at Syracuse, 
N. Y., and was engaged for some time in muster- 
ing members of the New York Guard into the 
service. Then he received his majority and was 
still with the 30th until it enbarked last spring; 
then he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and 
finally went across in charge of some trains. He 
was in action for some time with the 51st In- 
fantry. The nature of the accident in which he 
met his death is unknown at present. 


Hit By Machine Gun Bullets and Hurt By ShelU 

(The Evening Sun, Saturday, Dec. 21, 1918) 

Today's casualty list contains the name of 
Major Thomas L. Pierce of the 325th Infantry, 
who is reported to have been wounded in action 
on Oct. 15. His brother, Henry H. Pierce, law- 
yer, with offices at 49 Wall street, has received 
word that he is recovering and expects either to 
rejoin his command or return to the United 
States in the near future. 

When the United States entered the war. 
Major Pierce was connected with the Old Colony 
Trust Company in Boston. Previous to this he 
had attended the Business Men's Camp at Platts- 
burg in 1915 and 1916, and then entered the first 
training camp for officers at Fort McPherson in 
Georgia. He was commissioned Major at the end 



of the period of training and was assigned to the 
325th Infantry of the 82d Division. 

The division went overseas in April, 1918, and 
first saw service with the British troops on the 
Picardy front. Later it took over part of a 
sector in the region of Toul. Still later it went 
south of Metz. Major Pierce took part in the 
offensives of St. Mihiel and the Argonne. In the 
battle in the forest he went in at the right of the 
77th Division. About 7,000 men, or almost 50 
per cent, of the combatant strength of the 
division, were killed, wounded or gassed in the 
attack. On Oct. 11 Major Pierce was hit twice 
by machine gun bullets, but was able to stay with 
his battalion, the third of the 325th Infantry, 
until Oct. 15, when a shell exploded near by. 

Major Pierce was born in Portland, Me., on 
July 6, 1877, and is a graduate of Bowdoin Col- 
lege. He is a brother of J. A. Pierce of The 
Sun, and has another brother, Maurice, who is 
a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy. 


Lieutenant Warren Eastman Robinson is 
officially reported as having died, on November 
6th, of wounds received in action about Novem- 
ber 5th. He was first lieutenant of Company C, 
I02d Machine Gun Battalion, of the 26th Di- 

In 1910, Lieutenant Robinson became a mem- 
ber of Troop C, Massachusetts Cavalry. He 
served on the Mexican border during the sum- 
mer of 1916, winning his commission as second 
lieutenant in that period. The Massachusetts 
Cavalry was later converted into a machine gun 
battalion, and as such went across to France in 
September, 1917. The record of the 26th is well 

After some weeks of training the company 
went into the line about the first of February. 
In the early summer Lieutenant Robinson at- 
tended a school of instruction for officers, and 
his promotion to the rank of first lieutenant soon 
followed. After the second battle of the Marne, 
in which he had been engaged at Chateau 
Thierry, he was cited in orders for marked gal- 
lantry. His last letter, written November 3d, re- 
ported heavy fighting, which was later identified 
as that east of the Meuse. 

Warren Eastman Robinson came from a promi- 
nent Bowdoin family. His father, Walter A. 
Robinson, of Arlington, Mass., is a graduate of 
the college, and a member of the faculty of the 
Boston Latin School. Warren E. Robinson was 
born on May 7, 1890, and attended the schools 

of Arlington. At Bowdoin he was a member of 
the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity, was elected to 
Phi Beta Kappa, and was active in track ath- 
letics, the Orient, and other undergraduate af- 
fairs. After his graduation in 1910 he studied 
science and mathematics at Harvard University, 
receiving the degree of A.M., and taught in the 
high schools at Watertown and Quincy. For 
the last few years he had been a member of the 
faculty of the Boston Latin School. 

In 1914, Lieutenant Robinson married Anne 
Louise, daughter of the late Professor Henry 
Johnson and Mrs. Johnson. His home was in 
Boston, but his vacations were spent mostly in 
Brunswick. Lieutenant Robinson is survived by 
his wife and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter 
A. Robinson. 

No one who knew Lieutenant Robinson in 
civilian life could doubt that he would make an 
able and devoted officer. His thorough manli- 
ness, his wholesomeness of body, mind and spirit, 
his splendid vigor and alertness, and his steadi- 
ness under great responsibilities, were qualities 
that marked him out for leadership. He had a 
clear, well-poised mind and a wide range of 
interests, but his bent was toward a life of action. 
It was this temperament that made him so suc- 
cessful in dealing with boys. Like all his father's 
people, he told a story capitally, and he had the 
keenest relish of absurdities. There was about 
him a certain merriness of heart, a youthful zest 
in the give and take of comradeship, which ex- 
plains the delight he took, for instance, in Ian 
Hay's stories of the war. Captain Wagstafife 
and Bobby Little would have welcomed him to 
that gallant and whimsical fellowship. These 
were the engaging surface traits of a character 
grounded upon loyalty, unassuming strength, un- 
usual capacity for deep affection, and a highly 
spiritual religious faith. The sacrifice was never 
made more generously, vvith a clearer vision of 
its precious elements, or a better understanding 
of the magnificence of the Cause. 


It was with great surprise that the College 
learned Dec. 17 of the death of William Olivier 
Bernard, '18, from the dread disease of influenza. 
Bernard received his A.B. degree cum laude last 
June and was studying medicine in the Medical 
School at the time of his death. His funeral was 
held in Auburn on Friday, Dec. 20, and was at- 
tended by several members of the Faculty and 
about twenty students of the College and Medical 



While a student in the College, Bernard 
specialized in biology and psychology, graduating 
with honors in 1918. He was a member of the 
Biology Club, and Phi Chi (medical) fraternity, 
and was a charter member of Delta Psi Chapter 
of Sigma Nu. 


The second Bowdoin student to die of in- 
fluenza at the Infirmary was Samuel Garnons 
Bush, whose death occurred on Monday, Dec. 
23d. Mr. Bush, whose home was in Montclair, 
N. J., was a graduate of Good Will High School 
where he had the reputation of being an ex- 
cellent student and a young man of promise. 
During the last days of his illness his father and 
brother and Mrs. Ella M. Thurston, a matron at 
Good Will, were in constant attendance upon 

The remains were taken to Bloomfield, N. J., 
where the funeral took place on Christmas Day. 

Mr. Bush, who was a member of the Psi 
Upsilon fraternit}', entered Bowdoin last fall 
and although he had been here but a short time 
he made many warm friends who are saddened 
to learn of his death. 


On the evening of December 19, there was a 
very interesting lecture in Memorial Hall by Pro- 
fessor George T. Files, who is back in this coun- 
try on leave of absence from France. There was 
a very large audience at the hall. The lecture 
was given in connection with Mr. Files' work 
for the last nine months with the Y. M. C. A. in 

Mr. Files began his talk with a fine tribute 
to Lieutenant Warren E. Robinson, '10, who had 
given up his life in battle less than a week be- 
fore the armistice. Mr. Files then dwelt con- 
siderably on the American soldier's love of home, 
and mentioned several little instances of this in 
his own experience. Next the lecturer told about 
certain phases of the Y. M. C. A. work, empha- 
sizing especially the fact that the European 
soldiers could not be helped in the least through 
religious channels. Mr. Files told his audience 
very frankly how low the morale of France had 
been until the Americans came at last and de- 
cided the struggle. He spoke with the greatest 
sympathy and appreciation of the French people 
and their treatment of the Americans. In the 
last part of the lecture, he gave some vivid de- 
scriptions of the German attacks on French 
towns, by means of aeroplanes and long-range 


Mr. Files did not talk so much about his own 
personal experiences as he did about the war in 
general, but what he said concerning the war and 
the Y. M. C. A. work, gave a clear impression 
of the ideals of the great organization and the 
conditions under which it carried on its work. 


The Brunswick Chapter of the Red Cross has 
a membership of about 3,200 for the year 1919. 
The Christmas membership drive, held under the 
leadership of George R. Gardner, '01, was most 
successful. The membership was increased by 
1,400 over the number for 1918. One of the two 
committees aiding Mr. Gardner was headed by 
Carl J. Longren, '19, who canvassed on the 
campus. Although half the students had gone 
home, 107 members were secured for the Bruns- 
wick chapter. 


A number of men were taken into fraternities 
early in December. The three fraternities which 
held initiations and the members received were 
as follows : 

Zeta Psi 
Clarence Pennington Yerxa, Houlton. 

Theta Delta Chi 
Paul Fitzgerald, Bath. 
Harold Doe, China. 
George Fred Teny, Waterville. 

Sigma Nu 
Francis Harper Sleeper, Houlton. 
Wendell John White, Bath. 


Theta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Epsilon 
fraternity entertained at the chapter house on 
Friday evening, it being the first fraternity danc- 
ing party to be held at Bowdoin this year. Mrs. 
Kenneth C. M. Sills of Brunswick and Mrs. 
Forrest Goodwin of Skowhegan were the 
patronesses. Music for an order of 24 dances 
was furnished by Edwards' Orchestra. 


E. Baldwin Smith has just published a 
volume entitled "Early Christian Iconography 
and the School of Provence," one of the Prince- 
ton Monographs in Art and Archaeology. It is 
illustrated by drawings made by the author 
largely from originals. 




Published 33 Times During the Collegiate 
Year by The Bowdoin Publishing 


In the Interest of the Students of 


Clyde E. Stevens, 1919 Editor-in-Chief 

Leland M. Goodrich, 1920 Managing Editor 


Russell M. McGown, 1921 With the Faculty 
Frank A. St. Clair, 1921 Alumni Notes 

Crosby E. Redman, 1921 On the Campus 

Louis W. Doherty, 1919 
Philip E. Goodhue, 1920 
Cloyd E. Small, 1920 
Norman W. Haines, 1921 
Harry Helson, 1921 
John L. Berry, 1921 
George E. Houghton, 1921 

Ronald B. Wadsworth, 1920 
Stanley M. Gorbon, 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. 


Kenneth S. Boardman, 1921 Business Manager 

Vol. XLVIII. JANUARY 7, 1919. No. 17 

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


The opening of the winter term will bring to 
many men for the first time, the necessity of 
choosing elective studies. Such choices may be 
made on the policy of following the course of 
least resistance, which has done so much to dis- 
credit the early plan of leaving to each student 
absolute freedom to select whatever studies he 
may choose, or electives may be chosen with the 
foresight which a serious person uses in deciding 
questions which may be of importance later. 

The time has now gone by when it made 

practically no difference what subjects a student 
took in college, as was the case when practically 
only one course of study was provided for all 
students, and before graduate and professional 
work grew to the present proportions. At the 
end of every year, now, it is the usual experience 
of members of the faculty, to have calls from 
members of the senior class who have decided 
at the eleventh hour to undertake post-graduate 
work, but who find themselves without work in 
preliminary subjects which with a little foresight 
could have been easily obtained. 

To choose courses wisely, a man should first 
form some opinion of what he hopes to do after 
college, a question which all too many postpone 
until the day after graduation. While this ques- 
tion cannot in some cases, and should not in 
many more, be settled finally too far in advance, 
still every man mature enough to be in college 
should have in mind some list of possible occupa- 
tions which after graduation he may follow. If 
an absolute choice cannot be made at present, a 
man can at least go the length of crossing off 
the occupations he was certain not to like from 
the childhood rhyme : 

"Rich man. poor man, beggar man, thief. 
Doctor, lawyer, Indian chief." 

Or, to include a wide and more modern selection 
of occupations, the list used in the census, or by 
the Selective Draft Boards. M. P. C. 


The return to college of Bowdoin's warriors 
presents the problem of restoring student activi- 
ties to their peace-time status. This means that 
athletics, debating, music, dramatics, journalism, 
and we may well add studies, should be brought 
back as soon as possible to their previous stand- 
ards. Foremost of these must at all times come 
the college work proper; neglect of one's courses 
is bound to prove disastrous in the end, even 
though it does not bring immediate destruction 
to the delinquent. During the progress of the 
war it was only natural that the student body, 
as a whole, should be restless and much of the 
time not as careful in keeping up with class- 
room tasks as it should have. Today, this feeling 
of unrest has vanished, and the men in uniform 
are returning from the grim toil of Army or Navy 
to the equally serious proposition of completing 
their education. These men have already learned 
the value of a college training in many cases, 
and are now on the campus with the desire to 
become better fitted for their life-work. Let us 
all, then, get down to our desks and books, and 



make the most of the present opportunity to im- 
prove ourselves. 

Physical exercises have been held absolutely 
essential in every branch of the American fight- 
ing forces, and surely, if such training is neces- 
sary in the outdoor life led by our warriors, it is 
also needed to brace up those who are living in- 
doors as closely as the average college student. 
During the past term, members of the S.A.T.C. 
were required to take some form of recreation 
each afternoon ; why not continue doing so in 
the future, even though the former rules have 
become obsolete? To be sure, winter is upon 
us with its ice and snow, but there are plenty of 
opportunities left for walking, skating and snow- 
shoeing. Or, if one prefers, there is the ex- 
cellent Gymnasium and Athletic Building at the 
disposal of the ambitious. 

As the term progresses, the students will 
doubtless be asked to support the various indoor 
activities such as debating, music, and dramatics. 
Journalism is even now offering opportunities for 
men to try-out for the Orient. 

of all time will turn with veneration and pride. 
Edgar O. Achorn (i88i.) 


To the Editor: 

The record made by Bowdoin in the Civil 
War was unexcelled and probably unequaled by 
any other college in the North. 

The Bowdoin of the present generation has 
been equally loyal to the Government. The col- 
lege as an institution has unstintingly devoted its 
resources to winning the war; its Faculty has 
met great responsibilities with zeal and ability; 
its graduates and undergraduates of fighting age 
have rallied to the colors. 

It remains for us who have sat on the side 
lines, too old and weak to fight, to declare a 
triumph. Committees should be formed and 
preparations under way for a Victory Commence- 
ment that will exceed in numbers and enthusiasm 
anything that the college has ever witnessed. It 
should be a Commencement in honor of the boys 
who have shed imperishable lustre upon the name 
of their Alma Mater. 

As the names of the Bowdoin men of '6i to 
'65 adorn the south wall of Memorial Hall so the 
north wall should be dedicated to the men who 
ser\'ed in the World War. 

And what memorial shall we raise on the 
beautiful Bowdoin campus to those who made 
the great sacrifice? Let it be something so 
artistic and fitting that it will be the shrine to 
which the coming generations of Bowdoin men 

To the Editor of the Orient: 

Dear Sir: — Will you kindly print for the at- 
tention of our undergraduates the following re- 
marks and oblige: 

American business and finance must draw upon 
the young men of the nation, particularly the un- 
dergraduates of our colleges, in order to solve 
the varied problems in connection with American 
foreign banking and trade development. Ade- 
quate men can be secured through training in 
language and in banking economics that the col- 
lege can give, and it can not be urged too strong- 
ly on the men from Bowdoin, who are desirous, 
of entering the banking field that they should lay 
their plans now for the future. 

Great steps in the expansion of our foreign 
trade are being contemplated by our manufac- 
turers and merchants too, and their need for men 
more or less versed in the customs, languages, 
laws and moneys of Europe, Asia and South 
America, is vital. It is a big game for big men 
and the opportunities for steady advancement are 

The American bank or export house must send 
men to South America, for instance, to look over 
the field and to investigate business propositions. 
A conversational knowledge of Spanish and 
Portugese is absolutely necessary in order that 
the business in hand may be consummated prop- 

May I urge some of you fellows to start plan- 
ning for the future now, take up the courses in 
Spanish, Portugese or Italian that the college 
offers you and so be prepared for the great 
period of economic readjustment that will con- 
front you when you have finished your college 

Yours very truly, 

Alvah B. Stetson, '15. 


The letters published below will no doubt be 
of interest to Orient readers as they were writ- 
ten by Warren C. Merrill, ex-'ig, who is a private 
in the Medical Dept. of the 103rd Infantrjv 
A.E.F., France. 

Base Hospital, No. 32, 

July 23, 191S. 
Dear Dad: — 

The expected has happened and after dodging 
many shells, machine gun slugs, minnen-weifers„ 



whiz-bangs, etc., a dirty, low-down Hun sniper 
has put me back in hospital with a nice little 
painless hole in my arm. It wouldn't be so bad 
but he took me when I had a badly wounded 
man on my back and the bullet that wounded 
me killed him. It hit him first. 

I hope this will reach you either before oi 
soon after the casualty list with my name on it 
is published, for I don't want you to worry un- 
duly, for there is not a thing to worry about. 
You can't imagine how good it seems to be 
thoroughly deloused, clean and filled up. Heaven 
couldn't be any better. We are getting nice 
fresh vegetables to eat and it seems good after 
the slim feed we had at the front. It wasn't 
the cook's fault, however, but the Huns'. They 
would either blow up our rations or gas them, 
so all we could eat was the Karo syrup and 
hardtack and, of course, beaucoup monkey meat. 
This counter-offensive is bringing great joy to 
everyone over here and the papers say that the 
States are going wild over the successes that 
have followed our advance. It really looks like 
the beginning of the end and I hope it is. The 
beauty of the whole business is that while large 
numbers of our men have been wounded, very 
few are being killed outright. We went forward 
so fast that our artillery couldn't keep up with 
us. If it had been able to, we would have driven 
the Huns into the Rhine. We'll do that trick 
pretty soon anyway. 

Well, Dad, this is all for this time but will 
write again soon. 

Best love to all, 



September 15, 1918. 
Dear Dad: — 

I am sitting here in what was once Boche land, 
writing on Boche paper with a Boche pencil and 
using a Boche book, "Die Goldene Rette," as a 

We started our drive at 8 a. m., Sept. 12. The 
barrage, however, opened up at midnight and it 
was a corker. 

We have been on our way up here ever since 
the 28th of August. Practically all the journey 
was made on foot and at night so as to insure as 
much secrecy as possible. We would hike for 
two nights and rest the third night, then hike 
^the next two nights and so on. All of our stops 
biit one were made in woods away from villages. 

Up till the second of September we had good 

weather, but since we have had rotten weather 
and have been wet and cold all the time. The 
nights of Sept. 9, 10 and 11 were especially bad 
and when we hiked up to the front line the 
night of the nth it rained in torrents; the roads 
were veritable rivers and every trench was a 
rushing stream. 

We pulled into the front line without making 
any disturbance and were placed in dugouts 
where we would be safe from a counter-barrage 
if the Boche should try one. 

We were too wet and crowded to attempt any 
sleep, so we just sat around smoking and talking 
and waiting for the fun to start. 

At 12.30 the mortars began to speak, then the 
7S's picked it up and soon we could hear the 
6-inch batteries working and over all we could 
hear the rumble of the 12, 14 and 16-inch bat- 
teries away back. 

For a few moments there was silence in the 
dugout. Then someone laughed nervously and 
remarked that "Hell has broken loose over in 
Germany." After the first few moments we be- 
came accustomed to the roar and scream of the 
shells and everything became normal. 

At 4 A. M. a grub detail brought us some Karo 
syrup and bread and we ate all there was and 
could easily have handled more if we had had it. 

At 7.30 the lieutenant came around and told 
us to get out and get set, which we did, and at 
8 sharp Captain Healy gave us the word and we 
scrambled up over the parapet and stood there 
looking around at the havoc that had been 
created. Our wire had all been cut by a detail 
before the barrage started and lay tangled and 
snarled on the ground and was passed with little 

A few Boche guns were working, but their 
range was poor and nearly all the shells were 
bursting over to the left and doing no damage to 
us. A few burst directly behind us. Away out 
front was our barrage creeping forward slowly 
and tearing great holes in the earth and smashing 
trees into tooth-pick material. 

Soon we came to what was once Boche wire, 
but nothing was left but a few strands and when 
we had passed those we were in the Boche first 
line trenches. They were practically levelled and 
it was some distance from there that the first 
prisoners, seventeen in number, were picked up, 
and a most terrified lot they were. 'Their 
trenches and dugouts had been blown to bits and 
the Americans would surely kill them they 



It was a short distance from there that we met 
our first resistance — a machine gun concealed in 
the. trees. A sniper, however, soon overcame the 
difficulty and we pushed on and came to a couple 
of men wounded in their arms and another man 

Just beyond there our right was held up for 
quite a while by a machine gun nest, and after 
some delay a small party of four men, led bv 
Brooks Savage, flanked it and put it out of com- 
mission with none but Boche casualties. 

Then we pushed on over a couple of hills and 
came to where the leading company had captured 
a couple of artillery pieces. Then we started 
mopping up some woods and got caught in a bar- 
rage and retreated to a safer place from whicn 
we started out once more and flanked the woods 
and then held up and spent the night in an aband- 
oned trench. We had all chucked our blankets 
away when we started and as it had been rain- 
ing nearly all day long we were soaked through 
and passed a miserable night. 

The next morning at 4 o'clock we pushed on 
further and came through some more woods onto 
a road which we followed quite a distance pass- 
ing by abandoned barracks, some of which had 
been set on fire. 

The road was lined with material which the 
Boche had dropped in their retreat, most of it 
being machine gun ammunition. 

This road led through woods all the way until 
we struck the main road which ran along the 
crest of a hill. From there we could see for 
miles. The air was full of smoke from fires that 
had been set in villages when the Boche had left. 

Our objective lay just at the foot of this hill 
and we approached it very cautiously but the 
enemy had evacuated the night before and only 
a handful of civilians were left to greet us, which 
they did most gladly. After four years of Ger- 
man domination they were once more free. French 
flags were brought forth from their hiding places 
and were hung from the windows and the old 
mayor at once set about tearing down the bulle- 
tin boards which German "Ortkommandantur" 
used in issuing orders to the population. It was 
a great day for them all and they made the most 
of it by tearing down the signs left there by the 

All this time we had been without food except- 
ing a can of corned beef and you can imagine 
that we were pretty hungry, so we started out to 
find something to eat. We finally found a store- 
house which the Boche had failed to burn up 
and we had a grand feed of "monkey-meat," 

hard tack, black bread and cabbages. We ate 
until we could hold no more and then withdrew 
to the hill again and established our front line 
there, though the Boche were fully 25 kilometers 

That night our soup gun appeared on the 
scene and we had some hot coffee and bread 
much to our joy. 

We passed another cold night and then went 
down to the village again. 

Six of us, Brooks was one of them, scouted 
around and succeeded in finding some hens run- 
ning wild in the woods and we managed to kill 
three of them and got a French woman to cook 
them for us and we sure had a banquet. We 
had fried potatoes (also Boche) and some 
American bread. The woman looked at the 
bread in amazement and wanted to know if we 
had zvhite bread every day. It was the first 
white bread she had seen for four years. We 
gave her a loaf and she was as pleased as could 
be with it. 

After dinner we pulled out and hiked away 
back here to a reserve position and from all 
reports I should imagine that the Boche were on 
the run and at least 40 kilometers in advance of 
us here. 

Our casualties were slight and our battalion 
alone took 1,200 prisoners, so I think we can 
chalk up another success for the 103d. 

Best love to all. 



mitt m JFacuItp 

Word has been received that Professor Philip 
W. Meserve, formerly of Portland, who is now 
a lieutenant in the Chemicak Warfare Service in 
France, will soon return to this country to be dis- 
charged, following which he will resume his po- 
sition as assistant professor of Chemistry. Until 
his arrival Frank A. Hilton, Jr., '19, of Portland, 
will be laboratory assistant for Professor Mar- 
shall P. Cram. 

Lieutenant Thomas C. Van Cleve, of the de- 
partment of History, has been promoted to captain 
and assigned to the American Army of Occupa- 
tion as a member of the Divisional Staff. His 
headquarters are now at Coblenz. He does not 
know when he will be able to return. 

Captain Herbert C. Bell of the Intelligence 
Department has recently been stationed in Lon- 
don. He expects to remain in France until after 
the peace conference after which he will prob- 



ably be discharged and return to Bowdoin as 
head of the department of History and Political 

Capt. Frank N. Whittier, head of the depart- 
ment of Physical Training and Hygiene, is still 
on duty at Fort Preble, tiut will be able to super- 
vise the work of his department. He expects 
to be discharged within a month or so. 

Professor William E. Milne is a lieutenant 
serving in the Ordnance Department, which will 
demand his services for several months longer, 
so that it is doubtful if he is back before next 

Professor Rhys D. Evans of the department 
of Physics is a lieutenant in the Chemical War- 
fare Service. Nothing has been heard from him 
regarding his future plans. 

Professor Files gave a talk on his experiences 
in France at the meeting of the State Street 
Men's Club held at the Congress Square Hotel, 
Portland, December 20, igi8. 

On Thursday, Dec. 19, Professor Files, who 
has been serving as a Y. M. C. A. secretary with 
the French army, gave a very interesting talk at 
Memorial Hall under the auspices of the Satur- 
day Club and the college. He emphasized 
especially the effect the war had on the French 
civilian population and the way the coming of 
the American troops had restored the shattered 
morale of the French army. 

Dr. Burnett entertained the Town and College 
Club on Friday, Dec. 20. Professor Mitchell 
read the paper of the evening entitled "Educa- 
tion in Maine." 

Lieutenant Nixon who received his discharge 
on Dec. 3, returned from Camp Grant on the 
27th and has resumed his duties as dean. 

President and Mrs. Sills spent the Christmas 
holidays in Geneva, N. Y. While he was away 
the President attended the annual meeting of the 
National Intercollegiate Athletic Association as 
the New England representative. 

Lieutenant Davis has received his discharge 
and is again giving his English courses. 

©n tt)e Campus 

Maurice J. A. Morin of Brunswick for three 
months a member of the S.A.T.C. at the L^ni- 
versity of Maine, has entered Bowdoin in the 
class of 1922. 

Anthony H. Fish, ex-'og, was on the Campus 
the 17th of December. 

Ensigns E. A. Greenwood, John S. Hunt and 
E. H. Rudd, U. S. N., the instructors for the 
Naval Section, were transferred in the last week 

of last term to the Little Building at Boston to 
await further orders. 

Lieut. Robert K. Eaton, '05, of the Chemical 
Warfare Service, Gas Defense Division, was in 
town from Saylesville, Rhode Island, for the 
Christmas holidays. 

Hugh A. Mitchell, ex-' 19, naval aviation cadet, 
stationed at Rockaway, N. Y., arrived Dec. 23 
for a six days' furlough. 

Registration took place on Jan. 2. So far 
about 260 have registered in the college. 

There are practically no cases of influenza at 
present among the students. 

The "barracks" of last term have become col- 
lege rooms once more, the majority of rooms 
being already fitted up in the usual fashion. 

A number of men are rooming off campus as 
the dormitory rooms are about all taken. 

The Freshmen have been busy during the past 
week in moving furniture and shovelling snow 
at the fraternity houses. 

Philip H. Cobb, '17, was on the Campus for a 
short time Thursday. He is teaching Science at 
Loomis Institute, Windsor, Conn. 

The floors in the Union are in the process of 
being repaired and refinished. 

Shirley M. Gray, '18, who is in naval aviation, 
was on the Campus recently. 

Among the men who were back for a short 
time during vacation were Paul Wing, '16, W. 
Emery Chase, Jr., '16, Edward C. Hawes, '16, 
Harvey F. Doe, ex-'20, and Cook, '17. 


Warren Eastman Robinson. 

The Great War inexorably exacted from the 
choicest offered to it its toll of victims and 
martyrs, regarding not their abounding youth, 
their high character, their promise of future dis- 
tinction, nor the world's need of them. 

But the world needed more the sacrifice, and 
they gave themselves gladly. They saved their 
souls. Then why should we who survive them 
grieve more at losing them than we rejoice that 
the sacrifice has not been in vain? 

Yet it is permitted to us to mingle sincere 
mourning with our pride that more than one of 
our number — each of them — this one in particu- 
lar, who was as brave and gallant in the field as 
he was noble and gentle always, will forever 
shine as a bright golden star above the crescent 
of Alpha Delta Phi. 

EDW.^RD St.vnwood, (1861) for the Chapter. 




Hall of Delta Psi of Sigma Nu: 

With the deepest sorrow we learn of the death 
of our beloved brother, William Olivier Bernard. 
The untimely removal of this loyal and devoted 
worker from our midst is an irreparable loss 
which is made even greater by the fact that he 
is the first to be taken from our circle by the 
Divine Creator. Just entering upon his life-work, 
he had already won the love and respect of all 
who came to know him. 

Delta Psi feels his loss deeply and extends to 
his family in their sorrow her deepest sympathy. 

William Haley Van Wart, 

Henry Marshall Howard, 

Arthur Albert Demuth, 

For the Chapter. 

The Kappa Chapter of Psi Upsilon mourns 
deeply the untimely death of Brother Samuel 
Garnons Bush which occurred December 23d, at 
the Dudley Coe Infirmary after a two weeks' 
illness of influenza followed by pneumonia. 
During his short stay with us he has showed 
himself to be a cheerful and loyal friend and a 
devoted brother. 

The Kappa extends its deepest sympathy to his 
parents and friends. 

Leland M. Goodrich, 
George E. Houghton, 

For the Chapter. 

aiumni JI3otes 

'59. Dr. James A. Howe, former Dean of the 
Cobb Divinity School in Bates died on December 
30, 1918. He graduated from Bowdoin 1859 and 
from Andover Theological Seminary in 1862, and 
was several years pastor of various churches, 
until called to Bates College, where he was in 
the Cobb Divinity School for thirty-six years, the 
last twelve of which he was dean. The degree 
of D.D. was conferred upon him by both Hills- 
dale and Bates colleges. 

'82. The nomination of Edwin Upton Curtis 
as police commissioner of Boston was confirmed 
by the executive council the 24th of December. 
He was chosen by Governor McCall to fill the 
vacancy caused by the death of Police Commis- 
sioner O'Meara. 

'86. Frederick L. Smith, a son of the Hon. 
C. W. Smith of Waterboro, who has been con- 
nected with the Penn Charter School in Phila- 

delphia for some years, has been appointed head- 
master to succeed the late Dr. Richard M. Jones. 

'92. Henry Crosby Emery delivered an ad- 
dress entitled "The Responsibilities of Peace" on 
December 2, 1918, before the Economic Club of 
New York. Professor Emery, who was for nine 
years professor of Political Economy at Yale, 
went in 1916 to study conditions in Russia. On 
March 10, 1918, he was taken prisoner by the 
Germans, and was held until April in the camp 
of Tuchel, reported to be the worst in Germany. 
He was finally sent to Berlin and. released on 
October 23, reaching this country November 10. 

'98. In the Boston Herald of December 14, 
1918, there appeared an editorial on the "Four 
Years in the White North" by Donald B. Mac- 
Millan, the Arctic explorer. The comment of 
the Herald is in part : "Where this book dif- 
ferentiates itself most strikingly from the usual 
volume dealing with exploration is in the spirit 
of the leader in approaching his task. So great 
is our author's zest and enthusiasm for his task 
that, consciously or unconsciously, he glosses over 
the real privations he endured. It is a contribu- 
tion to the literature of the Arctic either as a 
tense, gripping tale or a record of scientific ac- 

'01. Donald F. Snow of Bangor was recently 
appointed a trustee of the Maine School for 
Deaf and Dumb. 

'06. Major Philip F. Chapman of Portland 
has been named by the governor to serve for four 
years in the Armory Commission. 

'07. Roscoe Hupper is general solicitor for 
the Coastwise Steamship Lines under the U. S. 
Railroad Administration, having an office in New 

'10. Captain Robert Burleigh Martin of Au- 
gusta, has also been appointed to the Armory 

'11. Captain Earl B. Smith arrived in New 
York from France on Christmas Day. He has 
experienced heavy fighting, narrow escapes from 
gas and shell, and the loss of most of his com- 
pany since last May. Captain Smith was called 
into service March 24, 1917. He won his com- 
mission at Fort Meyer, Va. He was later sent 
overseas in command of Company H, 312th In- 

'16. Philip F. Weatherill is a lieutenant in 
the Chemical Warfare Service, and now serving 
in France, stationed near the great fortress of 
Verdun. He has beefi with Professor Meserve, 
who is a first lieutenant in the Chemical Warfare 


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NO. 18 


(Chapel Address of President Kenneth C. M. Sills, 
Sunday, January 12, 1919.) 

Last Monday witnessed the passing of one who 
in man}- ways was the greatest American of our 
generation. At a time lil.:e this we can ill afford 
to have withdrawn from our national life the 
great moral power which centered in Theodore 
Roosevelt; but we may all regardless of sectional 
or partisan affiliations take great pride that 
America in our own day produced such a man 
as he. For in his energy, his enthusiasm, his 
democrac}^ his insistence on the homely virtues, 
Roosevelt typified all that is best in American 
life and character. A man handicapped in early- 
youth by ill health and lack of physical vigor, a 
gentleman from a family of means who might, 
had he wished, have chosen a life of leisure, a 
man unusually fond of books and reading — this 
was the man who as soon as he left Harvard 
College plunged into practical politics, who made 
friends and real friends among all sorts and 
conditions of men, who became the vigorous 
sportsman and lover of God's out doors. 

In a life as many sided as was his there are 
so many things to emphasize that his eulogists 
have more difficulty in omitting than in finding 
virtues. To us who are of the college certain 
things particularly appeal. Probably no man in 
American public life ever so won the admiration 
and loyalty of youth as did Roosevelt. A friend 
of mine happened once to travel in the same car 
with him from New York to Boston, and he told 
me that at e-\ery station clean, vigorous young 
men would get on to speak a few words with 
Mr. Roosevelt. He knew and understood youth : 
and the lessons he preached of sturdy manhood 
and clean living find echoes in the hearts'of every 
one who has anywhere about him the feelings of 
the boy. Moreover, he appeals to college men 
because of his connection with Harvard — and be- 
cause of what that college did for him. Presi- 
dent Hyde who was in college with Mr. Roose- 
velt and who knew him well there told me that 
in college as in the world his very intense nature 

made men either like or dislike him cordially. As 
we should also expect, whatever he did he did 
with his might. "The gentleman's grade of C," 
writes one of his former instructors, "he flatly 
thought beneath him ; his idea of a gentleman's 
grade was hard and thoughtful work in what- 
ever the gentleman undertook. That landed him 
in Phi Beta I-Cappa," the great society of scholars 
to which belong also the present President of the 
United States and our living ex-President. At 
Harvard Mr. Roosevelt's studies w-ere partly 
scientific, partly economic and historical, not 
especially suited as a basis for statesmanship. So 
far as book learning is concerned, he had one of 
the most remarkable memories that history re- 
cords — a memory like Macaulay's. An English 
scientist visiting in this country told me once that 
he was ^ery anxious to meet Mr. Roosevelt and 
that he found his opportunity when a mutual 
friend introduced him to the former President 
at the close of a street rally. Roosevelt had been 
discussing political issues with his customary 
vehemence ; he had greeted many different men 
among them a colored veteran of the Spanish 
war. No sooner had he heard the Englishman's 
name than he began at once to criticise his latest 
scientific work, calling attention by chapter and 
page to an error of statement. No man in public 
life had so many interests. Few have had the 
faculty of getting into the hearts of the people 
as readily and as permanently as he did. A man 
of his intensity naturally made many mistakes of 
judgment; at times such errors were almost 
capital in their results. But above them all the 
fineness of the real man shone forth. 

It is too early, far too early, to say what the 
final verdict of history will be. But there are 
some things of which we can be sure. As Presi- 
dent, to quote from Mr. Wilson's proclamation, 
he awoke the nation to the dangers of private 
control which lurked in our financial and indus- 
trial sj'Stems. More than any other one man 
he called back big business from pursuing devious 
methods and dishonorable plans. He aroused the 
business conscience of America and paved the 
way for great reforms. Since the European war 
began his services were equally important. Like 



almost all Americans he felt that we were not 
called upon to enter the war at the start; even the 
violation of Belgium's neutrality seemed to him 
at the moment a European problem. But from 
the A ery beginning he was heart and soul with 
the fellies, and it was not long before he saw 
clearly what it took the rest of the nation at 
least two more years to see — that the war was 
our war, and that the moral issues were as clear 
as daylight. His speeches in the early summer 
of 1916 did ver\f much to awaken this nation from 
the ir.difference and selfishness in which so large 
a number of us rested. And to the war he saw 
with gladness the services his four sons gave 
their country and he took solemn pride in the 
sacrifice one made. And since the armistice he 
has continued to preach vigorously the need of 
an undivided allegiance to our unquestioned 
Americanism. In the last of his public messages 
Tie wrote : 

"There must be no discrimination on account 
of creed or birthplace or origin in the case of 
any man who becomes an American and nothing 
fjut an American. But if he tries to keep segra- 
gated with men of his own origin and separated 
from the rest of America, then he isn't doing 
Tiis part as an American. There can be no 
divided allegiance here. Any man who says he 
is an American, but something else also, isn't an 
American at all. We have room but for one 
flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red 
flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty 
and civilization, just as much as it excludes any 
foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile. 
We have room for but one language here, and 
that is the English language, for we intend to 
see that the crucible turns our people out as 
Americans, of American nationality, and not as 
dwellers in a polygot boarding house ; and we 
have room for but one soul loyalty, and that is 
loyalty to the American people." 

After all, as in the case of all great men, the 
most inspiring thing about Theodore Roosevelt 
was his personality. That is something no one 
can define ; it is a God given thing. "Wait till 
I shake him out of my clothes," said a dis- 
tinguished foreign visitor when asked his im- 
pressions. If in his principles and actions he was 
a typical American, he was none the less dif- 
ferent from any other American that ever lived. 
We emphasize and emphasize rightly today 
social needs and the necessity of common action. 
It will be a sorry time for us as a nation when 
the individual, no longer counts. And so long 
.as this land produces men like Roosevelt, we who 

believe in individualism need not fear. Nor does 
it matter in the slightest in our tribute to Roose- 
velt, the great American, whether or not we have 
been his political followers or opponents. 
Plutarch tells us that Augustus, the emperor, in 
the last year of his life came suddenly upon one 
of his favorite nephews reading a book, which 
upon the entrance of his imperial uncle he tried 
to hide. "Whose work is that," said Augustus. 
The boy hesitated, remembering the Philippics, 
and then said "Cicero's." "A very great man," 
said the emperor, "and one who loved his coun- 
try well." 

"A very great man and one who loved his 
country well" repeat the bitter foes as well as 
the warm admirers of Theodore Roosevelt. As 
we ponder over the event last Monday we cannot 
help being impressed by the contrast between 
that eager, strenuous career, so full of the zest 
of life and the joy of living and the quiet pass- 
ing in sleep into the life eternal. Nor was it in- 
appropriate that as great an American as lived 
in these times, and our former chief magistrate, 
had the simple funeral of a country gentleman. 
No pomp, no eulogy was needed to impress upon 
us the lessons of his life. All the world mourns 
the passing of a great man, a great American. 


Lieutenant Donald S. White, '16, of the 20th 
Air Squadion, has been cited for "exceptional 
devotion to duty." The official report stated that 
he had served in a day-bombing squadron in every 
raid since the squadron had been called into 
active work during the severe fighting in the 
Argonne. Only fifteen per cent, of the American 
aviators who had actually gone over the lines 
were left after the signing of the armistice. 


The order has been received from the War 
Department to the eft'ect that Bowdoin College 
is permitted to discontinue for the remainder of 
the college year the R.O.T.C. unit established 
here in 1917. However if there should be a 
hundred men who are ardently desirous of mili- 
tary training, the unit would be reorganized. 


Declaring that the present is the supreme time- 
ly moment to institute a leagiie of nations to 
prevent future wars and to maintain the in- 
tegrity of small nations, President Kenneth C. 
M. Sills, in an address to the Methodist Church 



last Sunday night, said : "It is inconceivable that 
we should go back to the old order. We must 
have co-operation of the nations of the v^^orld. 
We shall neither endure the domination of the 
world by one aggressive power nor the rule of 
the red flag. 

"A league of free nations is the best guarantee 
against militarism on the one hand and Bol- 
shevism on the other." 


Two original pencil-drawings by John Flax- 
man, R.A., have recently been added to the valu- 
^able collection of originals already in the Walker 
Art Building. They were purchased by President 
Sills with a part of the Classical Fund. One of 
the drawings represents Hector chiding his 
brother Paris (from the' Iliad), and the other 
picture, Telemachus seeking his father (from the 
Odyssey). These are two of the original 
sketches for a special edition of Pope's "Homer." 

John Flaxman (1775-1826) was England's 
greatest illustrator. He also attained much fame 
as a sculptor. He made sketches for Dante's 
"Divine Ccmedia" as well as for the two great 
poems of Homer. His illustrations are extra- 
ordinary because of their great simplicity. The 
two drawings in the Art Building are typical 
examples of this leading characteristic of Flax- 
man's work. Yet he does not sacrifice expression 
and meaning for simplicity, for in this lies one 
of his greatest achievements. 


President Sills was elected as the New Eng- 
land representative on the executive committee 
of the National Intercollegiate Athletic Associa- 
tion, which held its meeting at New York, Friday, 
December 27, 1918. The result of the conference 
was a general agreement that the colleges and 
universities of the country should take more re- 
sponsibility in regard to physical training and 
collegiate athletics. President Sills stated that 
instruction in athletics should be general and not 
limited to a few specialties. He also said that 
time for athletics should be provided in the col- 
lege schedule, and that it should be taken during 
the middle of the afternoon rather than during 
later and darker hours of the day. In that case 
it would be necessary to resume class work in 
the latter part of the afternoon, after the two 
hours or more given over to athletics. 

Another important change resulting from this 

conference will be the replacing of the season 
coaches by men whose services can be used dur- 
ing the entire year. 


The College Library has just received from 
Edward Page Mitchell, Litt.D., best know at 
Bowdoin as the author of "Phi Chi," and to the 
world as editor-in-chief of the Neiv York Sun, 
his library of books on etching and engraving, 
consisting of 73 volumes of the best works. A 
large part of these are written in French and 
German and many are now very rare. 


The class of 1875 has given to the library a 
fund of $500 to be used preferably for the pur- 
chase of books relating to American History. 


The annual banquet for the Bowdoin alumni 
of New England will be held in Boston on Jan. 
24. The New York alumni dinner will take place 
in New York City a week later on Jan. 31. At 
both gatherings President Sills will represent the 


At a meeting of the Student Council on last 
Saturday evening Foulke '19, Hall '19, Paul '19, 
Coburn '19, and Cook '20 were elected to fill 
vacancies caused by men leaving college. The 
Council now has on its board Cole '19, Mahoney 
'19, Small '19, Caspar '19, McCarthy '19, Perkins 
'19, Foulke '19, Hall '19, Paul '19, Coburn '19, 
Grover '19, Cleaves '20, and Cook '20. Rhoads 
'20 was elected to the Athletic Council, which is 
now composed of Mahoney '19, Grover '19, 
Cleaves '20, Rhoads '20, and Thompson '21. 
Since Cole '19 and Zeitler '20 are the only mem- 
bers of the Union Board left at college, Caspar 
'19, Rounds '20, and G. Allen '21 were elected to 
fill the vacancies. All elections were based on 
standing of candidates at last college election. 


The college choir has been chosen consisting 
of the following men : Edwards, Lang, McGor- 
rill, Hall, Decker, '19;. J. H. McLellan, Lindner, 
Sprince, '20; Helson, Hatch, Morse, Wilkins, '21; 
P. James, Ferris, Fish, Brewer, Woodbury, Mc- 
Clave, '22. 




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Vol. XLVIII. JANUARY 14, 1919. 

No. 18 

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When death removed ex-President Theodore 
Roosevelt at his home at Oyster Bay last Mon- 
day morning, it claimed one of America's fore- 
most citizens. And his funeral two days later 
was simple with none of the pomp and splendor 
so often associated with public men of his rank, 
because he wished to be buried not as a states- 
man or soldier, but as a plain citizen of this great 
country of ours. Yet, in spite of his antipathy 
for honor and glory in death, he will remain 
enshrined in the hearts of his fellowmen as one 
of the greatest builders of democracy. No monu- 
ment can be more enduring or more ennobling 
than the memories retained in this country 
and in foreign countries. 

A graduate of Harvard, Mr. Roosevelt always 
retained his interests in education, and in the 
students of this nation's institutions of learning. 
And his interest was felt by these students who 
have regarded and will long continue to regard 
him as their leader and hero. While at college, 
although afflicted with poor health from early 
youth, Mr. Roosevelt resolved to make the most 
of his opportunities, and graduated as a leader 
among his classmates. Still, not of robust phy- 
sique, he developed his early love for nature by 
spending much time in the woods of Maine and 
on the plains of the West; of his experiences in 
this life he has left behind many tales which are 
interesting to readers of all ages, and especially 
to men in college. In these books he not only 
describes the life and surroundings in which he 
chanced, but he also reflects the remarkable quali- 
ties of his own manhood. 

As a leader of men, Mr. Roosevelt must be 
classed with the greatest generals of history; 
college men, farmers, doctors, and cowboys, all 
followed his guidance as colonel of the Rough 
Riders in Cuba in 1898, and no less was he fol- 
lowed by all classes as President of the United 
States. Ever awake to the needs of humanity, 
he brought about many improvements for the 
working people, and if, perchance, there were any 
who had reasons to fear his powers, those per- 
sons were the capitalists who had centered into 
their own hands, control of the nation's greatest 
enterprises ; his policy in regard to trusts and 
trust legislation needs no comment in these 

Since returning to civil life in 1912, Mr. Roose- 
velt has made expeditions into the wilds of South 
America and Africa and written accounts of his 
explorations, which are proving of no incon- 
siderable value to scientists of the day. At the 
outbreak of the World War, he sought authority 
to raise and lead to France a division of volun- 
teers, but his offer was refused on account of age 
and health; he has sacrificed his four sons and a 
son-in-law to the cause of democracy, and the 
youngest of these now lies in Europe, a hero who 
has paid the supreme sacrifice. And through all 
of the long months of tumult and strife across 
the Atlantic, Mr. Roosevelt has remained even 
unto death — Mr. Roo.wvdt. 


It has been one of the unfortunate results of 

the S.A.T.C. that many men will be unable to 

complete a full year's work in spite of the fact 

that they have been in college the whole yeai- 



and have set themselves a schedule of more than 
the usual number of courses for the remainder 
of the year. What is the state of affairs? Men 
who return to college after having been in the 
service away from Brunswick are to be given full 
credit for the courses they take during the winter 
and spring terms. In this, the college shows the 
high regard in which it values the spirit of Bow- 
doin men who responded to their country's call. 
But by some feat of legerdemain those who re- 
mained in college for the first term are to be 
given credit on a three-term basis, regardless of 
what was accomplished in the first three months 
under military surveillance and in spite of the 
extraordinary difficulties, both physical and 
mental, under which the members of the S.A.T.C. 
served their two masters: the military and the 

Other colleges have met this difficulty by giving 
equal oppoitunities to all in the service, whether 
in the S.A.T.C. or not, by allowing full semester 
credit from January 1 until June. This action 
has been taken because someone has realized 
what members of the S.A.T.C. were up against 
from October until December. Well may these 
men wonder why they disregarded the call to 
service and, enticed by glowing newspaper re- 
ports, decided that the best way to serve their 
country and at the same time keep alive the col- 
lege spirit was to return to college, when, as 
they look back upon that fearful grind and 
realize that their devotion to college means only 
loss to them now. 

Who but a member of the S.A.T.C. knows the 
burdens the college soldiers were carrying. The 
government prescribed three courses (possibly 
four) besides the required War Issues. The 
choice of courses was taken almost entirely from 
the students' hands. Add also the fact that drills, 
inspection, mess duty, punishment, ordei'ly work, 
and what not, left hardly the time or spirit for 
study; then ponder this as the college blandly 
says: "We will not count those subjects the 
student does not wish counted." 

It seems as if the college might decide in. in- 
dividual cases where the grades showed a de- 
sire to make good, to grant full creditfor what 
is done in the remainder of the year. Meanwhile 
the weary, tired S.A.T.C. member asks: "Shall I 
stay in college and finish the year? Do I get 
even a year of college work after this sorrowing 
experience?" The answer thus far is: "You 
gain nothing. You lose by having come back to 
college last September." X. Y. Z. 


This term, 295 men registered, a number con- 
siderably in excess of the general expectation 
last month. There are 47 men in the Senior 
class, 62 Juniors, 80 Sophomores, and 100 Fresh- 
men. The two lo\ver classes are almost exactly 
of normal size, and the two upper classes, al- 
though not up to the usual number, are con- 
siderably larger than was expected. In addition 
to the regular students there are six special stu- 
dents now in college. 


The proctors for the ensuing year have been 
chosen and assigned as follows : 

C. E. Stevens '19, North Winthrop. 

S. I. Perkins '19, South Winthrop. , 

R. H. Haynes '19, North Maine. ■ 

G. B. Cole '19, South Maine. 

E. S. Paul, 2d., '19, North Appleton. 

M. R. Grover '19, South Appleton. 

R. A. Foulke '19, North Hyde. 

D. F. Mahoney '19, South Hyde. 

The Debating Council met last Thursday af- 
ternoon to elect officers to iill vacancies and plan 
its work for the year. Practically all the old 
members were present with the addition of those 
electing the course in Argumentation and De- 
bating. The officers are: Foulke '19, president; 
Young '21, vice-president; Chadbourne' 19, sec- 
retary; Coburn '19, manager; Buker '21, assistant 
manager. The council decided to hold a Fresh- 
man-Sophomore debate and to maintain its 
activity in connection with the Bowdoin Inter- 
scholastic Debating League. One or more inter- 
collegiate debates will probably take place later. 


Track work has begun and with it the scram- 
ble for the position of assistant track manager. 
Thus far six men have appeared as candidates 
from as manjr fraternities: Stearns, Theta 
Delta Chi; Alexander, Alpha Delta Phi; Sleeper, 
Sigma Nu; McGorrill, Beta Theta Pi; Fogg, 
Zeta Psi; Pugsley, Kappa Sigma. 


At a meeting of the Athletic Council the fol- 
lowing nominations .were made: For baseball 
manager, McWilliams '20, and Smith '20; for 
assistant manager, Perkins '21 and Dudgeon '21. 




In response to the call for Freshman candidates 
for the Orient Board, only seven men reported 
last Tuesday night for assignments. These men 
were Ham, Ludden, Fletcher, Thompson, Pugs- 
iey, Towle and Stack. It is absolutely necessary 
that more men come out and at once as this may 
possibly be the last chance. Report at 28 North 
Hyde, Tuesday evening, at 7. p. m. for assign- 


S. F. Albert, '19, E. C. Palmer, '20, M. Strel- 
neck, '21, T. W. Leydon, '21, E. Leavett, '22, and 
H. F. Simpson, '22, have been appointed as chapel 
monitors for the remainder of the year. 



meeting of the Freshman class in 

Memorial Hall last Thursday noon the follovi^ing 
officers were elected : President, Standish Perry ; 
vice president, Walter E. Stearns; secretary and 
treasurer, George A. Partridge. 


The 1920 Bugle Board held its first meeting 
of the year at the Psi U. House last Thursday 
evening with the following men present : Editor- 
in-Chief McWilliams, Art Editor Dunbar, and 
Associate Editors Lamb, Small, Brown, Zeitler, 
Jordan, Moses, Cousins, and Millard. 

Abbott was elected business manager and Hur- 
rell assistant business manager. Although work 
on the Bugle has been seriously delayed by the 
S.A.T.C. it is confidently expected that this year's 
publication will be up to the usual standard. 


The Church of Immanuel, Rockland, was the 
scene of a memorial service to Lieut. Albert 
Davis Holbrook '19, on Dec. 20. The deceased 
officer was commissioned at Plattsburg in No- 
vember, 1917, and assigned to Co. M, 23d In- 
fantry. He was fatally wounded at Chateau 
Thierry on June 6 while leading his command 
against Hun machine guns, was captured by the 
enemy, and died a few days later in a German 
field hospital at Fismes. 

Rev. Pliny A. Allen, Jr., pastor of the Church 
of Immanuel, spoke very feelingly of the noble 
qualities of the gallant young officer whose 
memory will long be cherished by his many 

friends. He spoke of the critical time when the 
Americans with their indomitable spirit came to 
the assistance of the French just at the time 
they were most disheartened, and held the enemy 
from invading Paris and channel ports. It was 
during this siege that Lieut. Holbrook was en- 
gaged, and gave his life. He likened the sacrifice 
made by our boys to that of the crusaders of old, 
saying that to them belongs the greatest honor 
that can be bestowed, of having given their lives 
that others might live. He also referred to the 
heroic and unselfish spirit in which Lieut. Hol- 
brook, like so many other of our brave Ameri- 
can boys, responded to his country's call, and of 
his letters home, in one of which he said that he 
expected to come out of this war all right, but 
if it should be ordered otherwise the Almighty 
was the Commander-in-chief in this respect, as 
in all others. 


At the biennial meeting of the Maine State 
Bar Association at the State House, Augusta, last 
Wednesday, William P. Whitehouse, former chief 
justice of the Maine Supreme Court delivered a 
memorial on the late Judge Joseph W. Symonds 
of the class of i860 who died Sept. 28, 1918, 
after a life of remarkable service to his fellow- 

After an extended and detailed survey of Judge 
Symond's life as a child, as a student, as a 
practitioner at the bar and finally, as a member 
of the supreme tribunal of the state, the former 
Chief Justice spoke of the man as follows : 

"In the trial of causes before the jury, he never 
forgot that he was presiding over a tribunal in 
which the dearest interests of the people are con- 
stantly at stake, and all the faculties of his keen 
and cultivated intellect, the ripe fruits of his 
valuable experience and the best qualities of an 
honest and kindly heart were constantly em- 
ployed in the furtherance of that justice which 
is the 'queen of all the moral virtues' and the 
chief end of human society. 

"His written opinions as a member of the Law 
Court of the State, published in the seven 
volumes of our Reports of Judicial Decisions 
from the 68th to the 76th volume are an endur- 
ing monument to the extent and variety of his 
learning in the law, to his luminous exposition of 
it in the administration of justice, and his fac- 
ulty of adapting the flexible principles of the 
common law to the changing conditions of a pro- 



gressive society, where 'new occasions teach new 

"Under the chastening influences of superior 
culture and the study of the masterpieces of Eng- 
lish and American oratory, he had become fa- 
miliar with the best examples of elegant diction 
and finished style, had acquired a well-deserved 
reputation as_ a speaker of genuine and forceful 
eloquence. Accordingl}', during all the active 
years of his life he was in frequent demand for 
platform addresses and post-prandial speeches, 
and as an orator filled numerous appointments on 
important public occasions. 

"Judge Symonds was never known to express 
an unjust, an unkind or uncharitable thought re- 
specting any person within the circle of his ac- 
quaintance. He had no envy of another's fame 
but was always generous in his commendation 
of the ability and learning of his associates at 
the bar; and to the youthful and deserving prac- 
titioner such approval brought not only the 'sensi- 
bility which praise from the praiseworthy never 
fails to bring",' but often the encouragement 
needed for continued effort and higher exertion. 

"But no eulogy upon Judge Symonds is re- 
quired. His life is his monument, and his por- 
trait will ever command a conspicuous place in 
the gallery of Maine's learned lawyers, upright 
judges, eloquent orators and most intellectual 


President William Trufant Foster of Reed 
College, formerly professor of argumentation 
and debating at Bowdoin, has again been sent to 
France on Red Cross work. He is to have 
practically the same duties as on his first trip. 
He will serve as an inspector and general ad- 
viser of the various Red Cross posts. He sailed 
for France Saturday, January 4. 



Mr. Stanwood was in Augusta, Wednesday, 
where he addressed the State Bar Association 
upon the subject "International Law, Its Present 
Limitations and Its Prospective Jurisdiction." 
Mr. Stanwood opened his address by explaining 
the origin of the Grotian principles and showed 
that the doctrines of absolute sovereignty, 
equality and territorial inviolability which were 
adapted to autocratic states had failed in their 
application to democratic states. He illustrated 
his point by reference to Austria-Hungary. He 

then passed to the question of sanction and func- 
tion of force and state that the encouraging 
feature of the present situation was the coinci- 
dence of the passion for justice and the laws of 
physical power. 

Among the officers of the association for the 
ensuing year are Ralph T. Parker '95 (chair- 
man), Sanford L. Fogg '89 and Edwin F. Mer- 
rill '03 on the executive committee and Leonard 
A. Pierce '05, Herbert E. Locke '12 and George 
A. Emery '63 on the membership committee. 


After a lapse of one year the pullman course 
in Municipal Government, under Professor Hor- 
mell, is again being given. Contrary to the usual 
custom, the course this year has been opened to 
Juniors owing to the limited number of Seniors 
in college. The following men have been chosen 
to take the course: Chin '19, Foulke '19, Haynes 
'19, Paul '19, Newell '19, Pearson '19, Avery '20, 
Goodrich '20 and Rounds '20. 


At a meeting of the members of the Musical 
Club of last year, Milton M. McGorrill of Port- 
land was elected manager for the coming sea- 
son. Wendell H. Berry '20, was elected assistant 
manager and Henry Sprince '20 leader of the 
Mandolin Club. 

During the past week trials for the Mandolin 
and Glee Clubs have been in progress under the 
supervision of Professor Wass and Manager Mc- 
Gorrill. Notwithstanding the small number of 
students in the college this year a larger number 
have reported for the trials than for several 
years past. Some forty odd men have appeared 
as candidates for the Glee Club among whom are 
the following: James '22, Merrill '22, Butler '22, 
Coburne '21, Tobey '21, McLellan '21, Hall '19, 
Hatch '21, Fl3'nn '21, Knott '22, Woodbury '22, 
Sprince '20, Lindner '20, McGorrill '19, Morse 
'21, Putnam '22, Prosser '22, Ryder '21, Hart '22, 
Bean '21, Healey '22, Waltz '20, Perry '22, 
Dudgeon '21, Leavitt '19, S. A. Smith '20, Allen 
'22, I-eydon '20, L. O. Smith '19, Berry '20, Howe 
'21, Fish '22, McDonald '19, Albert '19, Brewer 
'22, Towle '22, and a number of others. No 
selection has yet been made but one will short- 
ly be forthcoming as it will be necessary to begin 
rehearsals very soon. 

Last Saturday afternoon final trials for the 
Mandolin Club took place. Of the 25 or more 
who reported a week ago, twelve were chosen. 



They were as follows: Frst mandolin, Davies 
'20, Parent '21, Battison '22, Leavitt '19, Perry 
'22, Fagoni '22; second mandolin, Albert '19, 
Paul '19, Berry '20, Claff '21, Bartlett '20, S. A. 
Smith '20. They will be accompanied by Howe 
'21, violin, Holbrook '19, drum, and Sprince '20, 

Manager McGorrill is at work arranging for 
the usual yearly trips to several Maine cities, 
and is forming plans for the Massachusetts trip 
which was omitted last year owing to the war 
conditions. The Boston trip will cover a series 
of several days and will include Boston, Beverly, 
and other cities. 


At a meeting held by last year's letter men in 
tiack last Friday afternoon "Bob" Cleaves '20 
was elected track captain. Training has already 
begun to some extent, and considering the size 
of the student body this year, a good sized squad 
has come out for the team. The names of those 
who have thus far reported are as follows : 
Cleaves '20, Perry '22, Cousins '20, Young '21, 
Cook '21, Butler '22, Partridge '22, Towle '22, 
Averill '22, Starrett '22, Thompson '21, Casey '19, 
Fish '22, Grover '19, Guptill '21, Foulke '19, 
Thomas '22, McCarthy '19, Dahlgren '22, Cook 
'20, Stack '22. 

Of these mentioned there are only three letter 
men : Cleaves, Young and McCarthy. The last 
named made his initial appearance in the cross- 
country last year. It is expected that Gordon 
Allen '21 will soon join the squad. As yet little 
real track work has been done. The men are 
beginning to get into shape, however, and a re- 
lay team is in the making. Those at work are 
showing the right spirit and the prospect for a 
strong, reliable team is bright. 

The team is being managed by Brown '20 and 
airangements are being made to enter the relay 
team in the B. A. A. this spring, where Bow- 
doin will probably oppose Amherst or Williams. , 
Coach Magee will also begin work soon in antici- 
pation of the Maine Intercollegiate meet now 
being planned. 

©n tbe Campu0 

The latest figures from the University of 
Maine show that 632 students have registered 
for the winter term, which began on Monday, 
Dec. 30. 

The Union re-opened last week under the di- 
rection of the Board of Governors. 

The flag on Memorial Hall was at half-mast 
Wednesday, out of respect for the late ex-Presi- 
dent Theodore Roosevelt. 

The appointment of proctors for the various 
ends was the cause of a number of students 
changing their dormitory rooms last week end. 

Freeman '22, has been quite ill at his home in 
Portland, but is recovering at present. 

President and Mrs. Sills are to be at home to 
the students on Tuesday and Friday afternoons, 
between the hours of four-thirty and six. 

Several of the members of the college or- 
chestra furnished music at a dance in Freeport 
last Thursday evening. 

Track practice has commenced in earnest once 
more. The managers, however, would be glad to 
see more men come out at once. 

The Sophomores had a class meeting in 
Memorial Flail last week. 

Rehearsals of the mandolin and glee clubs are 
being held. 

It is understood that scholarships will be given 
out soon. 

Robert S. Stetson '18, was on the Campus last 

A few fraternity initiations are scheduled for 
the near future. 

Ensign Hugh Mitchell '19, has been spending 
a furlough at his home on College street ; he is 
stationed at present at Rockaway Beach, L. I. 

Ensign Lawrence J. Hart '16, was on the 
Campus Thursday. 

The ends are once more re-echoing to such 
noble words as "In my native town of Athens" 
and "Now, blue-eyed Saxons," etc. It would 
seem that politicians and speakers contributed to 
the world by 1922 will be noted for volume of 
voice if for nothing else. 

Lt. R. T. Small ex-'ig, was on the Campus 
last week. 

The campus paths which are narrow at best 
this winter, have been nearly filled with snow 
because of the continued inclement weather. 

Lt. Charles W. Scrimgeour '22, was on flie 
Campus last Friday. 

The lectures in Chemistry were commenced 
on Monday. 

The usual system of Freshmen mail carriers 
has been instituted according to custom. 

Lt. Robert G. Albion '18 was 011 the Cauipus 

Owing to an accident at the Record Office just 
before going to press, it is necessary to print this 
issue at the Times Office, Bath. Hence, its ap- 
pearance a day late. 



mith ti)e jFacuItp 

President Sills spoke on the ''League of 
Nations" at the Methodist Church last Sunday. 

"Sources of Municipal Revenue in Maine," by 
Professor Hormell is now being printed by the 
Brunswick Record Press. It will reveal some of 
the fallacies of municipal accounting' and offer 
suggestions for more business-like taxation 
methods and accounting. 

Professor Hormell was in Waterville Jan. 6, 
where he addressed the Board of Trade on the 
subject of "City Charters." 

On last Friday night Professor Catlin enter- 
tained the Town and College Club. Mr. Ashby 
read the paper of the evening on Wilson's four- 
teen peace points. 

alumni J[3otes 

'ii. New England's first chaplain to be cited 
for bravery appeared on the list issued from the 
War Department December 19. Chaplain David 
T. Burgh, io6th Infantry,- east of Ronssoy, 
France, on the 29th of September, during the 
operations against the Hindenburg line, displayed 
remarkable courage and devotion to duty in 
caring for the wounded under heavy shell and 
machine gun fire. The splendid example set by 
him was an inspiration to the combat troops. 

'12. Jesse H. McKennej^, who has been in 
training at the Field Artillery Central Officers' 
Training School, at Camp Taylor, Kentucky, re- 
ceived his discharge December 7 and has re- 
turned home. He was a member of the i8th 
Observation Battery, 5th Battalion. 

'12. First Lieutenant George A. Tibbetts, 
Medical Corps, loist Infantry, has recently been 
promoted to a captaincy. Captain Tibbetts has 
seen much active service and on one occasion 
was slightly gassed. 

'13. It has been reported, although not 
officially, that Charles Roy Bull died of influenza 
at Camp Lee, Virginia, last fall. He was a mem- 
ber of the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity. 

'14. Robert T. Weatherill, a former Bruns- 
wick bo}', well known as an athlete both in high 
school and in Bowdoin, has been commissioned a 
second lieutenant in Field Artillery, having 
graduated from the Central Officers' Training 
School at Camp Zachary Taylor, Kentucky. He 
has been enrolled in the Reserve Army. 

'16. Lieutenant John L. Baxter returned home 
December 17, having received an honorable dis- 
charge from the Army on December 6. He was 

inducted into the service April 29 and sent to 
Camp Hancock, Georgia, where he received his 
commission in the Ordnance Corps September 10. 
He was then stationed at the Ordnance Motor 
Instruction School at Camp Raritan, N. J., on 
October 10, he was transferred to the Trench 
Warfare Section, office of Chief of Ordnance, 
Washington, where he remained until November 
6, when he received orders for overseas service. 
These orders were cancelled after the signing of 
the armistice. 

'17. Francis W. Jacob, who soon after gradu- 
ation went to Russia for the National City Bank, 
was married in Moscow, on February 24, 1918, to 
Miss Olga Alexandrovna Sivolobov. From that 
time on, he had many thrilling experiences, ow- 
ing to the revolution, on his way home through 
Siberia and Japan. 

'17. First Lieutenant Edwin H. Blanchard of 
the 15th Artillery is reported to have been 
wounded in action on September 21. He was 
later promoted to the rank of Captain. Captain 
Blanchard got his commission as a lieutenant at 
Plattsburg in 1917. 

ex-'i7. In a letter to the mother of First 
Lieutenant Judson G. Martell, Major Geoffrey 
E. P. Baldwin of the 60th Infantry, tells of the 
bravery of the young officer and of the modesty 
with which he accepted his honor after he learned 
he had been pointed out for conspicuous gallantry 
before his death. Lieut. Martell was killed in 
action the 14th of October, on his 23d birthday. 

'18. Howard T. Pierce and Miss Marion Em- 
mons were married in Kennebunk on Dec. 20, 

ex-'20. Among the pictures of New England 
aviators, who died in the service, exhibited in 
Horticultural Hall, Boston, in the middle of De- 
cember, was a picture of Ensign Michael Joseph 
Delehanty. After his enlistment in the Navy, he 
received aerial training at Massachusetts Insti- 
tute of Technology, at Norfolk, Va., and at Pen- 
sacola, Fla. He died in accident, March 25, 1918. 

'18. A wedding of interest to members of 1918 
was solemnized in Portland, Sundaj', Jan. 5, when 
Lieut. Karl V. Palmer, U.S.A., and Miss Helen 
R. Harlow, both of Portland, were united by Rev. 
Daniel I. Gross '02, pastor of the Woodfords 
Congregational Church. The best man was 
Lieut. George S. De Mott '18, who has recently 
returned to civil life from Camp Sherman. Fol- 
lowing the marriage ceremony, Lieut, and Mrs. 
Palmer left for Camp Lee, Va., where the groom 
is stationed at present. 


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It was voted by the Faculty on January 13, 
191 9: 

1. That the College cease operating all dining- 
rooms at the end of the winter term, and leave 
to the fraternities the establishment and mainte- 
nance of dining-rooms for the spring term. 

2. That at the beginning of the spring term, 
students, except freshmen, be allowed to room in 
chapter houses, and the fraternities shall run such 
houses themselves and pay all running expenses. 

3. That the College pay the full year's in- 
demnity to all chapter house associations in ac- 
cordance with the vote of the Boards. 

4. That the Colleg'e make an adjustment for 
damage done the houses while used by the Col- 
lege, with the owners of such houses, during the 
spring vacation. All damage done to the houses 
atter the spring vacation shall be assumed by the 
owners of the houses. 

5. That in the spring term the College shall 
charge students rooming in chapter houses, rent 
for dormitory rooms, but not charge for lights 
if the dormitory room is unoccupied, and shall 
allow such men as wish, while paying for a 
dormitory room, to live in a chapter house with- 
out paying any rent for a room there to the Col- 
lege. In case more men are in college than the 
dormitories would accommodate, however, an 
equitable adjustment concerning room rent for 
these additional men, shall be made later. 


A conference of representatives from the fovir 
Maine Colleges was held in Hotel Elmwood at 
Waterville last Saturday. At this conference it 
was decided that college athletics should resume 
its pre-war status with some minor changes. 
Bowdoin was represented by Athletic Director 
"Jack Magee and Baseball Manager McWilliams. 
The subject of intercollegiate basketball was pro- 
posed by U. of M. but Bates, Colby and Bowdoin 
voted against it, Bowdoin for the reason that the 
sport is not allowed as a collegiate activity here. 
The representatives were unanimous in their con- 

demnation of a policy of faculty coaching, which 
has been favored by the faculties of all the col- 
leges, and decided to resume the former method 
of hiring professional trainers. The subject of 
track was thoroughly discussed and the time. 
May 17, and place, Orono, were tentatively se- 
lected for the spring meet. Bates and Colby 
have not yet decided on having a team, in which 
case the meet would become a dual affair be- 
tween Maine and Bowdoin. The following ten- 
tative schedules were adopted by the conference: 

April 19 — Maine vs. Colby at Waterville (ex- 

May 3 — Maine vs. Bates at Lewiston. 

May S — Colby vs. Bowdoin at Brunswick. 

May 10 — Bates vs. Colby at Waterville. 

May lo-J-Maine vs. Bowdoin at Brunswick. 

Alay 24 — Bowdoin vs. Colby at Waterville. 

May 24 — Bates vs. Maine at Orono. 

May 30 — Bowdoin vs. Bates at Lewiston. 

May 30 — Maine vs. Colby at Waterville. 

June 2 — Bates vs. Bowdoin at Brunswick. 

June 4 — Colby vs. Maine at Orono. 

June 7 — Bowdoin vs. Maine at Orono. 

June 7 — Colby vs. Bates at Lewiston. 

O.ct. 18 — Bates vs. Colby at Waterville. 

Oct. 18 — Bowdoin vs. Maine at Orono. 

Oct. 25 — Bowdoin vs. Colby at Waterville. 

Oct. 25 — Maine vs. Colby at Orono. 

Nov. I — Bates vs. Bowdoin at Brunswick. 

Nov. I — Maine vs. Colby at Orono. 

The football schedule shows a decided change 
from the former policy. The custom for years 
past has been for Bowdoin to play the other 
Maine colleges in the following order: Colby, 
Bates, Maine. It was voted to submit the matter 
ol umpires for the coming State baseball series 
to the Maine intercollegiate board as in former 


At a meeting of the Student Council last Sun- 
day night it was voted that a blanket tax of $5.75 
be required per term, with a refund of 75 cents 
to those who subscribed last term to the Orient; 



that Junior elections be held on Feb. 3 and that 
the class secretary and treasurer be authorized 
to conduct the meeting; and that a Junior rep- 
resentative from each fraternity shall appear be- 
fore the Student Council and take oath that no 
combine has been entered into by his fraternity. 


At the student election to be held soon the 
baseball manager and assistant manager will be 
elected from the nominations recently made by 
the Athletic Council, which were : For manager, 
McWilliams '20 and P. W. Smith '20; for as- 
sistant manager. Dudgeon '21 and Perkins '21. 
The following question will be placed at the bot- 
tom of the ballot sheet to be voted on: Resolved, 
that the election of managers be taken from the 
student body and be given to the Athletic Council. 


About 35 high schools and preparatory schools 
in Maine and New Hampshire will be sent in- 
vitations by Manager Brown to compete in the 
seventh annual Interscholastic Indoor Meet and 
Relay Carnival which will be held Saturday af- 
ternoon, Feb. 22, in the Gi'mnasium. ' The meet 
this year is to be a week later than usual. 

The list of events will be practically the same 
as in previous years except that the mile run is 
to be added. The events are 40-yard dash, 45- 
yard high hurdles, 222-yard run, 440-yard run, 
880-yard run, mile run, 12-pound shot-put, high 
jump, broad jump and pole vault. 

As usual, the chief feature of the meet will be 
the relay races for which the schools will be al- 
lowed to state their preference for opponent. A 
statement from the different schools will be sent 
to Manager Brown by Feb. i, and entry blanks 
will be immediately returned to those indicating 
their desire to compete. 


The members of the section of Freshman Eng- 
lish known as English a, under the direction of 
Fiofessor Davis, have undertaken to compile an 
undergraduate record of the S.A.T.C. at Bow- 
doin. The undertaking has been approved by 
President Sills, and it is expected that the record 
will be filed among the historical data relating 
to the college. 

In addition to a general history of the Corps, 
it is planned to include intimate sketches, extracts 
fiom letters and journals, and other documents 
which may be discovered or produced. Any one 
who has snapshots, sketches, or documents which 

relate to the Bowdoin Unit during its brief exist- 
ence is requested to submit his material for the 
use of the class. 


Several of the fraternities initiated new men 
last week. Saturday night Chi Psi held an initia- 
tion and took in ten men, six of whom were 
upper-classmen who were unable to be here last 
fall when Plii Theta Upsilon was taken into the 
fraternity. Six men were initiated by the Psi 
U.'s last Wednesday, one by the Sigma Nu's 
Tuesday and one by the Delta U.'s Friday. The 
list of initiates is as follows : 
Psi Upsilon. 
From the Class of 1922. 
Frederick Augustus Allen of Sanford. 
Paul Garabed Bagdikian of South Berwick. 
Robert Fiske Goff of Portland. 
Charles Ernest Leavitt of Richmond. 
Eben Blake Page of Winchester, Mass. 
James Henry Wetherell of South Paris. 
Delta Upsilon. 
From the Class of 1922. 
Ralph Blackwell Webster of Springfield, Mass. 
Sigma Nii. 
From the Class of 1921. 
John Wilfrid Parent of Van Buren. 
Chi Psi. 
From the Class of 19 19. 
Fred Babson Chadbourne of East Waterford. 
Glenn Farmer of Farmington. 
Ellsworth Manly Gray of East Machias. 
Harold Boardman Sawyer of Farmington. 
Everett Langdon Wass of Cherryfield. 

From the Class of 1920. 
Harry Lester Curtis of Topsham. 
From the Class of 1922. 
Ernest Merryman Hall of Brunswick. 
Maynard Stephen Howe of Springvale. 
Maurice Albert Morin of Brunswick. 
Ralph Edward Starrett of Warren. 


The customary Freshman-Sophomore debate 
will take place in Hubbard Hall, on February 20. 
The trials for the team are to be held January 
24 at the same place. The question for discussion 
is, Resolved: That, assuming the organization 
of a force auxiliary to the regular army, a Re- 
serve Officers' Training Corps should be estab- 
lished at Bowdoin in 1919-1920. Each speaker 
at the trials will be allowed five minutes to speak 
on cither side of the question. It is hoped that a 
hirge number from both classes will try for the 




The committee in charge of the debate con- 
sists of Paul '19 (chairman), Chadbourne '19, 
and Taylor '20. The committee in charge of the 
iuterscholastic debates which will be held this 
winter, is composed of Chadbourne '19 (chair- 
man), Helson '21, and Hatch '21. 


First Lieut. Sydney M. Brown '16, has one of 
the most excellent records of any Bowdoin man 
in any branch of the service. Aside from win- 
ning the Croix de Guerre and being an ace, Lieut. 
Brown has also been awarded the Distinguished 
Flying Cross, the greatest honor a soldier can 
win except the Victoria Cross. The Distinguished 
Flying Cross was presented to him by King 
George in person, in the presence of Queen Mary 
and some of the most distinguished men of Eng- 

Lieut. Brown also had a wonderful record in 
college, from which he graduated in three years 
with Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude 


Because of its real musical beauty, Enrico 
Caruso has accepted the dedication of Giovanni 
Romilli's latest song, written from the words of 
the poem by Lord Tennyson: "Break, Break, 
Break." Signer Romilli is known at Bowdoin 
as Romilly Johnson '06 and is warmly re- 
membered here, both for the pleasure his music 
gave when he was in college, and for the two 
appearances in concert since his return from 
singing" opera in Italy. 


Frank E. Whalen, '18, Signalman, on Board Ship 
Which Ploughed Through Submarine Nest. 

Signalman Frank E. Whalen, '18, who has been 
in the service for more than a year has played 
an exceedingly important part in the submarine 
destroying branch of naval service. 

He has been on the Scout Cruiser Chester ever 
since his enlistment. With him were two other 
Bowdoin men, Paul Doherty, '19, and John Mc- 
Clave, '19. All three are in the Signal Corps of 
the Quartermaster's Department. 

One morning in September during Signalman 
Whalen's watch at about 1.30 a. m. he thought 
he detected a signal from a craft a mile away. 
He sent a return signal but did not receive the 

proper answer. Shortly after upon being re- 
lieved from watch he reported the matter. 

The Chester was going about 25 knots at the 
time and it was then and there discovered that 
she was in a nest of submarines, one of them be- 
ing close by. 

The Chester started for one head-on but the 
sub dived, leaving one lone German on deck 
who was unable to get into the conning tower. 
As the Chester passed over the spot where the 
submarine dived, the sailor in charge of the 
depth bombs tried to let one go. It got caught 
in some manner and was about to fall, Whalen 
instantly saw the difficulty and started the hy- 
draulic pumps which released it and put that 
submarine out of business for all time. An- 
other sub immediately attacked them and drop- 
ping two more bombs, the second sub undoubted- 
ly met the same fate. 

These submarines, it was later learned were 
lying in wait for the Vaterland which this coun- 
try had taken over from Germany a few months 
previous and on this particular trip had 12,000 
troops aboard. 


An official announcement from the War De- 
partment appeared recently in the Boston Tran- 
script stating that Lieutenant Judson G. Martell 
ex-'i7 had been awarded the Distinguished Ser- 
vice Cross. The announcement is as follows : 

"Martell, Judson G., first lieutenant (deceased) 
60th Infantry, for extraordinary heroism in 
action near Cunal, France, Oct. 14, 1918. Al- 
though seriously wounded. Lieutenant Martell 
continued to direct his command under heavy 
machine-gun and sniping fire and maintained or- 
ganization under heavy demoralizing circum- 
stances until he was killed by a sniper's bullet." 

The following assistants have been appointed : 
Chemistry — Hilton '19, Ellms '20. 
Economics — Ellms '20. 
English — Morse '21. 
French — Grover '19. 
Government — Foulke '19, Goodrich '20. 
Hygiene — Hanson, Medic '22; Mundie, Medic 

Mathematics — Davis '20. 

Physical Training — Hill, Medic '21 ; Johnson, 
Medic '22. 

Psychology — Haynes '19. 
Spanish — Houghton '21. 
Zoology — Constantine '19. 



Published 33 Times During the Collegiate 
Year by The Bowdoin Publishing 


In the Interest of the Students of 


Clyde E. Stevens, 1919 Editor-in-Chief 

Leland M. Goodrich, 1920 Managing Editor 

department and associate editors 
Russell M. McGown, 1921 With the Faculty 
Frank A. St. Clair, 1921 Alumni Notes 

Crosby E. Redman, 1921 On the Campus 

Louis W. Doherty, 1919 
Philip E. Goodhue, 1920 
Cloyd E. Small, 1920 
Norman W. Haines, 1921 
Harry Helson, 1921 
John L. Berry, 1921 
George E. Houghton, 1921 

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. 


Kenneth S. Boardman, 1921 Business Manager 

Vol. XLVIII. JANUARY 22, 1919. 

No. P) 

Entered at Post Office at Bi-unswick as Second-Class Mail Matter 


At the A.S.B.C. election an amendment to the 
By-Laws will be presented in regard to the choice 
of athletic managers. At the present time the 
managers of the several sports are elected by 
popular ballot of the A.S.B.C. members, from 
candidates who have been nominated by the 
Athletic Council. It is now proposed to change 
this method of election which is fair to all con- 
cerned, into a system whereby the Athletic 
Council shall not only nominate but also elect 
the managers. 

Why does the Student Council favor the new 
plan? Some say that, under the existing rules, 
although one of the two nominees has done much 

more work in the competition, he is nevertheless 
defeated by the popular vote of the A.S.B.C. 
What of it? Popularity with the students is an 
absolutely necessar}' factor in any managership ; 
without it, the team will go upon the rocks, not 
receiving its just patronage. Does the Student 
Council honestly believe that such a case as this 
will arise more than once in a lifetime? Will 
there be any less effect of popularity if the choice 
lies with the Athletic Council ? Past experiences 
lead us to believe that popularity plays a greater 
part even in the Athletic Council's nominations 
than does the actual amount of work performed 
by the several candidates in their competition. 
In the writer's own course in college, such nomi- 
nations have been made. 

Let the Athletic Council first prove its ability 
to fulfill its present duties in a fair and equitable 
manner for all concerned. Having proved that, 
then will there be time enough to allow absolute 
control of Bowdoin's athletic managers by the 
Council. Meanwhile, leave the present system 
as it stands today, and do not make any such 
radical change as has been proposed by the shift- 
ing fancy of a few men who wish more power 
in their own hands. The existing mode of elec- 
tion has not only proved successful in the past 
here at Bowdoin, but it is still operating success- 
fully in the other colleges of Maine, New Eng- 
land and even the LTnited States. 


Why have compulsory chapel this year? What 
good is accomplished when students do not carry 
out this system to the fullest extent possible? 
To be sure the college has not as many students 
this year as it had last year or several years 
previous, but this does not account for all the 
empty benches in chapel every morning. With 
the Seniors, although their number is small, there 
have not yet been sufficient men present to more half fill their assigned benches. And why 
should even the few faithful continue to occupy 
tlieir scats? Have they received their attendance, 
or been given cuts if absent? So far as can be 
determined from the men themselves, there has 
been no monitor to check their coming and go- 
ing' during the past two weeks. 

Passing down the line of classes, we find that 
the rate of attendance increases until the Fresh- 
men are reached. There, only a relatively small 
number of men absent themselves, and those few 
are excused for some legitimate reason for the 
most part. Perhaps this is because the under- 
classes have a greater fear of missing some re- 



nowned speaker, than have their more sophisti- 
cated elders who venture to cut chapel with such 
great frequency. As to that, we will not at- 
tempt to say, but the fact remains : Compulsory 
chapel is not as compulsory as its name would 
indicate. If the system is not to be fully carried 
out, why not abolish it entirely? 


The approaching election of a baseball 
manager and assistant brings to mind the familiar 
motto which we have seen so many times, en- 
graved on the front of Hubbard Grandstand : 
"Fair play, and may the best man win." Just 
as this policy has been applied by the athletes 
of the White, so, too, it should be applied bj' 
the student voters whenever they are called upon 
to exercise their franchise. Let each man, as he 
fills out his ballot in this and in future elections, 
stop just a moment to consider with unbiased 
opinion which are the best candidates for each 
office. And then, let him cast his vote accord- 

The writer does not mean by this to infer that 
any particular candidate is better than the others, 
but he does say that previous elections have not 
been carried out with this "fair play" spirit in 
mind. P'raternities have shown a tendency to 
form alliances in the past, thereby putting into 
office the members of the allies, while the best- 
fitted candidates have been hopelessly swamped 
by the avalanche of their opponents' combined 

In these student elections it is just as im- 
portant to pick the candidate who is best fitted 
for the office in question, as it is for a commer- 
cial enterprise to choose the most competent man 
from the host of applicants who present their 
qualifiations. Which would }'0u select — the one 
who has mediocre ability and chances to belong" 
to your own club, or the other who has sterling 
qualifications. Which would you select — the one 
your organization? The successful employer 
takes the latter applicant. And, as he pauses 
to consider before hiring a superintendent, so 
should the student voters think for a moment 
before casting their ballots. 


To the Soldiers and Sailors of America: 

Approximately four million officers and men 

of the Army and Navy are now insured with the 

United States Government for a grand total of 

almost thirty-seven billion dollars. 

You owe it to yourself and to your family to 

hold on to Uncle Sam's insurance. It is the 
strongest, safest, and cheapest life insurance ever 

For your protection Uncle Sam has established 
the greatest life insurance company in the world 
— a company as mighty, as generous, and as 
democratic as the United States Government it- 
self. Just as Uncle Sam protected you and your 
loved ones during the war, so he stands ready 
to continue this protection throug'h the days of 
readjustment and peace. 

The privilege of continuing your Government 
insurance is a valuable right given to you as part 
of the compensation for 3'our heroic and triumph- 
ant services. If you permit the insurance to 
lapse, you lose that right, and you will never 
be able to regain it. But if you keep up your 
present insurance — by the regular payment of 
premiums — you will be able to change it into a 
standard Government policy ivithout medical ex- 
amination. Meantime you can keep up your 
present insurance at substantially the same low 
rate. The Government will write ordinary life 
insurance, twenty-payment life, endowment ma- 
turing at age 62, and other usual forms of in- 
surance. This will be Government insurance — at 
Government rates. 

The United States Government — through the 
Bureau of War Risk Insurance of the Treasury 
Department — will safeguard you and your loved 
ones with the spirit and purpose of a Republic 
giateful to its gallant defenders. To avail your- 
self of this protection, you must keep up your 
present insurance. Carry back with you to civil 
life, as an aid and an asset, the continued in- 
surance protection of the United States Govern- 

Hold on to Uncle Sam's insurance. 
Wm. G. McAdoo, 

Secretary of the Treasury. 

To the Editor : 

It is requested and very vigorously urged that 
the alumni of Bowdoin College who have served 
in any capacity with the American Expeditionary 
Force and who have snapshot photographs, taken 
in France, forward copies of all such photo- 
graphs, together with the necessary explanatory 
information to be used as captions, to the Officei- 
in Charge, Pictorial Section, Flistorical Branch, 
War Plans Division, General Staff, Army War 
College, Washington, D. C. 

These photographs are requested for incorpor- 
ation in the permanent pictorial files, which will 
serve as the official photographic record and his- 



tor)' of the war. 

C. W. Weeks, 
Colonel, General Staff, Chief, Historical 

Branch, W. P. D. 

A. Goodrich, 
Captain, U.S.A., Pictorial Section. 


From an unusually large number of candidates 
the following men have been selected for the 
Glee Club: First tenor, Hill (leader), Albert 
'19, Sprince '20, P. James '22; second tenor, Mc- 
Donald '19, Hart '21, Butler '22, Perry '22, Wood- 
bury '22; first bass, Leavitt '19, McGorrill '19, 
McLellan '21, Ryder '21, Putnam '22; second 
bass. Decker '19, Allen '20, Lindner '20, Morse 
'21, Merrill '22. Rehearsals have already begun. 


As a result of a meeting of the Union Board 
held recently, the following men were chosen to 
act as Union attendants for the ensuing term : 
Angus '19, Cole '19, Vance '20, Gaffney '21, 
Hatch '21 ; alternates : Norwood '20, Simpson '22 
and Welch '22. 


At their meeting last Tuesday night, the U. Q.'s 
initiated the following men from the Freshman 

From Alpha Delta Phi : Proctor James, George 
Drake and Lawrence Merrill ; from Psi Upsilon : 
George Curran, Edward Hunt and Ralph 
Meacham ; from Delta Kappa Epsilon : Frank 
Averill, Jeffrey Richardson, Jr., and John Vose ; 
from Zeta Psi : Justin Anderson, Ralph Fogg 
and Stuart Richards ; from Beta Theta Pi ; Ceba 
Harmon, Virgil McGorrill and George Partridge. 


At a meeting of the Y. M. C. A. Cabinet last 
Thursday the following nominations were made 
to be voted on at the next student election : For 
president, Cousins '20 and Goodrich '20 ; for vice- 
president. Wood '20 and Zeitler '20 ; for treas- 
urer, Haines '21 and McGown '21. 


In response to the call issued last week for 
candidates for assistant football manager, the fol- 
lowing men reported: Gaffney '21, Rich '21, 
White '21, Willson '21 and Woodward '21. 


Kenneth C. M. Sills, President, 85 Federal St. 
F. E. Woodruff (Greek), 260 Maine St. 
W. A. Moody (Mathematics), 60 Federal St. 
C. C. Hutchins (Physics), 59 .Federal St. 

F. N. Whittier (Hygiene), 161 Maine St. 

G. T. Files (German). On leave of absence 
with the Y. M. C. A. 

W. B. Mitchell (English), 6 College St. 
H. E. Andrews (Art), 234 Maine St. 

C. T. Burnett (Psychology), 7 Potter St. 
R. J. Ham (German), 5 Bath St. 

F. W. Brown (French), 74 Federal St. 

H. C. Bell (History). On leave of absence 
v/ith U.S.A. 

W. B. Catlin (Economics), 23 School St. 
Manton Copeland (Biology), 88 Federal St. 
M. P. Cram (Chemistry), 83 Federal St. 

G. R. Elliott (English Literature), 254 Maine 

O. C. Hormell (Government), 4 South St. 
Paul Nixon, Dean, (Latin), 24 College St. 
Gerald G. Wilder, Librarian, 2 Page St. 
W. H. Davis (English), 4 Page St. 

E. H. Wass (Music), 7 Page St. 

A. O. Gross (Biology), 11 Boody St. 

R. D. Evans (Physics). On leave of absence 
with U.S.A. 

P. W. Meserve (Chemistry). On leave of ab- 
sence with U.S.A. 

T. C. Van Cleve (History). On leave of ab- 
sence with U.S.A. 

W. E. Milne (Mathematics). On leave of ab- 
sence with U.S.A. 

L. D. McClean (Economics), 3 McLellan St. 

D. C. Stanwood (International Law), 269 
Maine St. 

F. S. Nowlan (Mathematics), 15 Potter St. 
C. B. Goodykoontz (History), 260 Maine St. 
A. H. McCormick (English and Education). 

On leave of absence with U.S.N. ■ 


Few men who were in college when the United 
States first became an active participant in the 
war have seen more active service than Lieut. 
Karl Woodman. Shortly after we entered the 
war he enlisted in the Brunswick loth Co., Na- 
tional Guards. He was made corporal in July, 
and transferred to the loist Engineers in August. 
He went to France with the 26th Division in 
September, 1917. He is now with the Seventh 
V. S. Engineers, a regular ami}- outfit that led 



the way across the River Meuse in face of 
terrific machine gun fire. At Toul in April he 
was appointed sergeant, commissioned second 
lieutenant at Chateau Thierry in July and first 
lieutenant in November at the Meuse. 

In a letter to his parents he describes vividly 
the later part of his experiences in the first line 
trenches. One of the most interesting portions 
of his letter is where he tells of the miraculous 
escape of his favorite sergeant. Of this he writes 
as follows : 

"It has been hard as we advanced to see one 
^fall here and one there, perhaps killed or serious- 
ly wounded, and I could not help them. It was 
my duty to carry on and leave them to stretcher 
bearers. One of my favorite sergeants was 
severely wounded. Because his escape was al- 
most miraculous, I will tell you about it. 

"We were advancing in 'squads column' over 
the crest of a hill with the enemy just above us. 
His guns (77's) and machine guns were busy. 
We got halfway down the hill without any cas- 
ualties, although shells were landing all around. 
Suddenly I saw a shell land and toss my sergeant 
into the air, then I saw him rise to his feet and 
run off. Another shell tossed him a second time, 
but he got up again and gained shelter in front. 
He had been wounded badly by shrapnel in his 
leg, shoulder and head, and, in addition, had a 
machine gun bullet through his arm. When I 
came up to him he said he wasn't feeling badly 
and that he was not in such a serious condition 
but what he would get well in a few months. 
We kept on, but I afterwards learned that some 
Boche prisoners and two of my men took him in 
a litter to the dressing station." 

Lieut. Woodman writes that he was in the 
thick of the fight up to the signing of the 
armistice, his company often being used as in- 
fantry. Concerning the signing of the armistice, 
he says : "I can tell you we were some tickled 
bunch." After the signing of the armistice he 
was ordered to report on detached duty but ex- 
pects to return to Germany soon. 


One of the most complete and interesting let- 
ters that have come from France was received 
by Samuel E. Somers of Portland from his son, 
Harold M. Somers '15. Private Somers has been 
in France since July. His letter is, in part, as 
follows : 

"September 25th, we (the 79th Division) en- 
tered the Argonne Forest drive and had our first 
experience of 'going over the Top,' and from 

our first morning in, saw no trench warfare, be- 
cause it was from then on open Indian style to 
the end. We succeeded in taking Montfancon, a 
Hun stronghold the French declared we could 
not take. The German prisoners declare we keep 
on coming — even after we are beaten, and plug 
until we get what we want. 

"Our regiment went in about 3,800 strong and 
came out with 1,400 members. I think what one 
might truly call a miracle happened when a 
Boche plane, flying over us one day while we 
were eating, poured machine-gun fire into us, 
but did not hit a man. 

"At Brabant we met the toughest kind of 
fighting; this point is admitted by all to have 
been the roughest point on the entire Allied 
front. On this front fear struck my heart. I 
took several dives in the mud to save my hide. 
They shot a lot of gas at us here, and shells of 
all descriptions. The only chance a fellow has is 
to stick close to the ground flat on his face, and 
to do this in good season is the main point," 

©n tDe Campus 

Monte Cross, the well known athletic trainer, 
is to coach the University of Maine baseball 
team again this season. 

The dance held in the Town hall last week 
in, connection with the community singing was 
well attended by students. 

Dahlgren '22 and Pugsley '22 have been con- 
fined to the infirmary on account of tonsilitis. 

Burr '19, has returned to college after being 
discharged from army aviation. 

Higgins '19, was on the Campus for a few 
minutes last Saturday evening. He is complet- 
ing his course at the Harvard Ensign School. 

Miss Jennie Harvey is to open her annual danc- 
ing class in the court room downtown on Tues- 
day evening, Jan. 21. It is probable that a num- 
ber of students will attend. 

The Junior class-meeting which was scheduled 
for last week was postponed. 

The canteen at the Union is to be continued 
under the proprietorship of Mr. Arthur Palmer, 
who ran it so satisfactorily last term. 

The 1918-1919 catalogue has just been issued. 
I;: is much smaller this year than usual. Copies 
may be obtained by applying at the library. 

Dr. Cram announced recently in a chemistry 
lecture that he will be at home to all students 
at eight o'clock on Sunday evenings, at his home 
on Federal street. 

Evans Sealand '22, who was very ill at the in- 



fiimary during the Christmas vacation, has just 
received his discharge from the S.A.T.C. and is 
resuming his studies. 

The fee of "seven-fifty" for extra courses was 
due on last Saturday. 

Candidates for the Freshman-Sophomore de- 
bate are requested to hand in their names to 
Paul '19 at 23 North Appleton. 

The Theta Delta Chi house dance which was 
to have been held last Friday evening has been 

Harvey Doe ex-'20 was on fhe Campus last 
Saturday. He is planning to teach at Oak Grove 
Seminary during the rest of the school year. 

A notice has been posted to the effect that 
examinations to remove entrance conditions will 
be held in the near future. 

Lieut. Carleton M. Pike '17, of the U. S. Naval 
Aviation Force was on the Campus Tuesday. 

A group picture of the eight officers in com- 
mand of the unit of the S.A.T.C. here last term 
appeared in last week's issue of the Brunszvick 

Wiit^ m Jfacultp 

President Sills was in Boston on Friday to at- 
tend a conference of influential people of New 
England called together by President Lowell ot 
Harvard University to consider the question, "A 
League of Nations." 

At the recent elections of the First Parish 
Church, Mr. Wilder was elected clerk and Pro- 
fessor Burnett a member of the board of as- 

Professor Woodruff supplied in the pulpit of 
the Congregational Church at Farmington on 
Sunday, Jan. 12. 

A new plan of office hours has been inaugur- 
ated at the Dean's Office. President Sills will 
be in the office daily at 10 130 and at 4 o'clock. 
Dean Nixon's hours will be from 12:30 to i and 
from 2 to 3 except Mondays and Saturdays. 

Professor Mitchell has just completed a 
chapter entitled, "The History of Education in 
Maine," to be included in a three volume history 
of the state now being prepared by Dr. Lewis 
C. Hatch '95. 

Professor Davis has been elected superintend- 
ent of the Sunday School of the First Parish 
Church. He relieves Professor Hormell who has 
served in that capacity for the last five years. 

Professor Mitchell addressed a union service 
of the churches of Rockland last Wednesday on 
the subject "The Pilgrim Spirit of the Twentieth 

Alumni j[3otes 

'97. Pneumonia which developed from an ap- 
parently slight cold into double pneumonia of 
very pronounced type, caused the death on Dec. 
22, of Dr. Harry E. Gribben of Rockland. Dr. 
Addison Thayer of Portland, a former instructor 
of the deceased, was called into the case on the 
previous day and a corps of trained nurses was 
constantly in attendance. The circumstances of 
Dr. Gribben's death were doubly sad in that his 
wife and children were seriously ill with in- 
fluenza at the time of his death, the former 
being so sick that she was not informed of her 
husband's death until next morning. 

Dr. Gribben was born in Portland, May 8, 
1875, the son of Benjamin and Delia F. Gribben. 
He graduated from Portland High in 1893, Bow- 
doin College in 1897, and Bowdoin Medical 
School in 1901. He was a charter member of 
Alpha Rho of Kappa Sigma, was chairman of 
the regatta committee in charge of the last 
rowing match in which Bowdoin participated, 
was a member of the musical clubs and identified 
with all college activities during his entire course. 
Immediately after graduating from the Medical 
School, Dr. Gribben served two years as house 
surgeon at the Maine Eye and Ear Infirmary, 
and there prepared himself for his life work as 
a specialist in diseases of the ear, eyes, nose and 
throat. He first located in Augusta but re- 
moved in 1905 to Rockland where he has since 
practised his profession. He served as a 
specialist on the staff of the Knox County Gen- 
eral Hospital, and was for many years a mem- 
ber of the school board. 

'97. Major Robert Lord Hull died, January 4, 
in San Francisco at the Letterman General Hos- 
pital. Major FIull was at one time city phy- 
sician of Portland, but for several j'ears past 
had been practicing orthopedic surgery at 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where he had re- 
markable success. 

He was born in Portland, May 28, 1875, and 
graduated from Bowdoin College in the class of 
1897. He studied medicine at the Jefferson 
Medical College, graduating in 1902. Later he 
studied orthopedic surgery in Boston and New 
York, and began practice in Oklahoma City. 

Last June he entered the Army medical ser- 
vice, was commissioned major, and placed in 
charge of the orthopedic department of the 
Letterman Hospital in San Francisco. 

His death resulted from pneumonia which fol- 
lowed an attack of influenza contracted while on 
duty at the hospital. 



'98. George Frederick Stetson of Brunswick 
died at Brookline, Mass., where he was spending 
the winter, from pneumonia last Thursday. Mr. 
Stetson was born in Bangor, Dec. 14, 1875, and 
graduated from Bowdoin with the class of 1898. 
Since then he has been employed as a bond sales- 
man. While in college he was very prominent 
in athletics, especially in football. Ever since he 
has been a very enthusiastic and active supporter 
of the team, at times assisting the coaches in pre- 
paring the team for the more important games. 
He was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon 
fraternity. Funeral services were held from St. 
-Paul's Episcopal Church, Sunday afternoon. Rev. 
Roy Rolfe Gilson officiated. The bearers were 
President Kenneth C. M. Sills, Dean Paul Nixon, 
Professor William Hawley Davis, Professor Lee 
D. McClean, Samuel L. Forsaith and Charles S. 
Erswell. Professor Marshall P. Cram and Pro- 
fessor Alfred O. Gross were ushers at the church. 

'02. Lee Thomas Gray, submaster of Bangor 
High School, has just accepted appointment as 
head master of the Portsmouth, N. H., High 

'03 — Thomas C. White, the Republican candi- 
date for mayor of Lewiston in 1918, has decided 
not to run for the office this year. Mr. White 
states that his decision is due to a combination 
of personal and business reasons. 

'07 — Tom E. Hacker of Fort Fairfield has been 
elected President of the Fort Fairfield National 
Bank, making one of the youngest, if not the 
youngest bank presidents in the state. 

'07 — Frank L. Bass, city editor of the Bangor 
Commercial, has been elected a director of the 
J. P. Bass Publishing Co., proprietors of that 

'10 — Harry B. McLaughlin has just been com- 
missioned a captain in the Medical Corps. 

'12. Fred L. Kateon, who served in the 371st 
Aero Squadron overseas for more than ten 
months, recently returned to his home in Bath. 
Mr. Kateon made many flights while in foreign 
service and is deeply interested in the work. 

"ex-'i2. Among the Bowdoin men who have 
just returned from France is Lieut. Thomas C. 
Wyman, who has been in the Medical Reserve 
Corps. He saw much service with the British 
Army in northern France and Belgium and was 
in the big drive which smashed the Flindenburg 
line just north of St. Quentin. 

'13. Dr. Herbert M. Howes died Sunday, Jan. 
5, after a short illness of influenza, death being 

caused by mitral stenoris. Dr. Howes was gradu- 
ated from the Bowdoin Medical College in the 
class of 1917 after which he served an intern- 
ship of six months at the Maine General Hos- 
pital of Portland. After leaving the hospital he 
took up his duties in Brunswick as full time as- 
sistant professor of pathology. On Feb. 19, 1918, 
he received his commission as first lieutenant in 
the Medical Corps, U.S.A., seeing active service 
at Camp Greenleaf, Ga., Fort Moultrie, S. C, 
and Fort Dade, Florida. From the latter post 
he received his honorable discharge on Dec. 9 
and on Dec. 14 returned to take up his duties 
at the Medical School. He was a member of the 
Alpha Kappa Kappa fraternity. 

'14 — Lieut. George F. Eaton has returned to 
Bangor from Taliaferro Field, Fort Worth, 
Texas, where he has been chief instructor in 
aerial gunnery. He has opened a law office in 
the Eastern Trust building. 

'14. Lieut. Louis A. Donahue arrived home 
unexpectedly Friday with the loist Regiment, 
Infantry, of the 26th Division. He was among 
the first to see real action and has been wounded 
twice. Commissioned at the first Plattsburg 
camp, 1917, he was sent at once to the Ninth 
Massachusetts Regiment, Infantry, which gained 
renown in the Civil War as the "Fighting 
Ninth." He sailed with the 26th Division to 
France. He was wounded at Chateau Thierry 
and promoted to first lieutenant a short time 

'17. Ensign Noel C. Little, U.S.N., was in 
Brunswick a short time, January 6, 1919. The 
next day he went to Harvard to study mathe- 
matics in the graduate school. Ensign Little, 
who has been in France, arrived in this country 
last Sunday. He was at Brest the day when 
President Wilson arrived on the George Wash- 

'18. Henry C. Haskell, who has been in town 
several weeks, left a week ago Thursday to re- 
sume his studies at the Massachusetts Institute 
of Technology. 

'18 — Lieut. Boyce A. Thomas and Miss Roma 
Elizabeth Ball were married at Woodfords 
Trinity Episcopal Church Saturday, Jan. 11. 
Samuel G. Ball '22, brother of the bride, was best 
man. Lieut. Thomas, a member of the Delta 
Upsilon fraternity, graduated last June cum 
laude. Last summer he was awarded his com- 
mission as second lieutenant at Camp Lee, Vir- 
ginia. Lieut, and Mrs. Thomas will take up their 
residence at Ayer, Mass. 


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Last Friday's Portland Evening Express con- 
tained the statement that "Jack" Magee, for six 
years trainer and track coach here at Bowdoin 
was to make a request immediately for the termi- 
nation of his contract at the end of March to 
enable him to accept the University of Maine 
proposition the first of April. A week ago last 
Saturday while at the conference of Maine Col- 
lege representatives, Trainer Magee was called 
to Bangor for a conference with the Maine 
athletic authorities. There he received a propo- 
sition to come to Maine where the position of 
track coach is vacant to assume similar duties 
as he now performs at Bowdoin. This propo- 
sition was not the first that he had received as 
he had also been approached by the authorities 
at the University of Pennsylvania. 

The report, however, in the Portland paper 
was of Maine origin and false to the extent that 
"Jack" does not intend to ask any release from 
his contract and is satisfied with his position here 
at Bowdoin. He will only consider a proposition 
from Maine or Pennsylvania after his contract 
has expired here. A superior financial proposi- 
tion would be the only thing to induce him to 
leave Bowdoin. 


The prospects of a winning relay team are 
bright. With a nucleus of three old men from 
last year's team to build around, Coach Magee 
is confident of bringing forth a team which will 
measure up to the high standards of the past. 
McCarthy '19, Cleaves '20 and Young '21 are old 
timber and so is Dostie '20 who is expected to re- 
port the first of next week. The remainder of 
the squad is composed of youngsters but with 
continued training "Jack" hopes to uncover some 
valuable material. The most promising of the 
new men are Casey '19, Foulke '19, Willard 
Cook '20, Cousins '20, Gordon Allen '21, Wilfred 
Parent '21, Thomson '21, Averill '22, Hunt '22, 
and Woodbury '22. These men have shown up 
best in the time trials which are being held. 

The B. A. A. track meet at Boston will come 

off March i. The athletic council and faculty 
have approved the trip. Whom Bowdoin will op- 
pose in the relay contest has not yet been defi- 
nitely determined but it is entirely probable that 
it will be one of the following: Amherst, Brown, 
Dartmouth, University of Maine or Williams. 

$30,000 FUND. 

A fund of $30,000 which will eventually go to 
Bowdoin College was set aside in the will of 
Mrs. Adelaide L. Hutchinson of Newton, Mass., 
which was filed for probate last Thursday. The 
income of the fund is to be paid to Mrs. Hut- 
chinson's two sisters during their lives, and at 
their death will go to the college. 

Mrs. Hutchinson was the widow of Winfield 
S. Hutchinson '67, whose death occurred in 191 1, 
the result of heart failure. Mr. Hutchinson was 
a successful lawyer and was a director of the 
N. E. Telephone and Telegraph Co., the Central 
Union Telegraph Co. and the Western Union 
Telephone and Telegraph Co. He had always 
held a high regard for the interests of Bowdoin 


The 51st annual banquet of the New England 
Alumni Association was held at Young's Hotel, 
Boston, last Friday night. Among those present 
were: Professor Hall, president of the New 
England alumni ; John F. Moors of J. F. Moors 
& Co. ; Edward Stanwood, editor of the Youth's 
Companion; D. O. S. Lowell, principal of the 
Roxbury Latin School ; Professor Carver of Har- 
vard; Dr. Myles Standish of Boston; H, L. Bag- 
ley, F. H. Knight, W. F. Allen, principal of Wil- 
mington High School and about 100 others. 

President Sills represented the College and 
spoke on faculty athletic instructors, separation 
of military training from collegiate work, con- 
ditions precipitated by the war and greater na- 
tional scope for colleges. He urged that in the 
next few years athletic instructors should be 
placed on an equal basis with members of the 
faculty and with prestige equal to that of the 
teacher of science or art. 


"An athletic department ought to be built up 
like a history department, with men of high 
grade as instructors and coaches. Of course for 
the present, reform along these lines would have 
to go very slowlj', as we have not developed 
enough men of the right quality to be instructors 
in athletics and physical training; but the idea is 
certainly sound. 

"Furthermore, and this step is vital to any 
athletic reform, all the expenses of athletics 
should be assumed by the college and should form 
a part of the college budget. We now have this 
vicious circle. In order to have a good coach 
we must have large gate receipts. In order to 
have large gate receipts we must have a good 
team. The coach in order that his salary be in- 
creased is interested financially in having a good 
team so as to get good gate receipts. And so 
the thing goes. In many instances, of course, 
this does not make for professionalism in spirt. 
In many other instances it does, and the emphasis 
at least is entirely wrong. If the college should 
incorporate athletics as a part of its program, 
should include the expenses of athletics in its 
budgets, should have athletics and physical train- 
ing under the control of the head of a depart- 
ment whose assistants should all be permanent 
members of the staff, we should keep all the good 
that we have got out of intercollegiate athletics 
these past twenty years and do away with many 
of the evils." 

President Sills went on record as favoring the 
separation of collegiate work from military train- 
ing if universal military training in colleges 
should be adopted. With reference to this ques- 
tion, he spoke as follows : 

"If we ever have another war, or if the gov- 
ernment decides to continue training the student 
for the soldier, it will be much better for the 
S.A.T.C. students and the ordinary students to 
work separately. It seems to be the concensus 
of opinion among officers and others to give the 
student officers their training in military can- 
tonments where they can have a consistent mili- 
tary training. 

The following officers were elected by the as- 
sociation : Henry S. Chapman '91, president; 
John Clair Minot '96, vice-president; James F. 
Hamburger '10, secretary; Alfred B. White '98, 
treasurer; J. Edward Crowley ex-'o9, chorister; 
Ripley L. Dana '01, Charles L. Lavinger '06, Al- 
bert T. Gould '08, executive committee. The re- 
tiring president is Edwin H. Hall '75. 


Student Council. 
President — M. R. Grover '19, 7 Appleton. 
Vice-President — G. B. Cole '19, 7 Maine. 
Secretary — D. F. Mahoney '19, i Hyde. 

• Board of Managers. 
Chairman — M. R. Grover '19, 7 Appleton. 

Manager — L. W. Brown '20, 18 Maine. 
Assistant Manager — S. C. Buker '21, 5 Hyde. 
Captain — R. E. Cleaves '20, 28 Maine. 
Coach — J. J. Magee, 10 Page. 

Manager — M. R. Grover '19, 7 Appleton. 
Assistant Manager — T. S. Wood '20, 23 Apple- 

Manager and Assistant Manager to be elected 
at next student election. 

Manager — A. W. Hall '20, 17 Cleaveland. 
Assistant Manager — R. W. Tobey '21, 2 Ap- 

Board of Union Managers. 
President — G. B. Cole '19, 7 Maine. 
Secretary — E. P. Rounds '20, 3 Appleton. 

Editor-in-Chief — C. E. Stevens '19, 23 Win- 

Managing Editor — L. M. Goodrich '20, 28 

Business Manager — K. S. Boardman '21, 4 

Editor-in-Chief — R. W. McWilliams '20, 11 

Business Manager — Jere Abbott '20, 5 Maine. 

Debating Council. 
President — R. A. Foulke '19, 28 Hyde. 
Secretary — F. B. Chadbourne '19, 8 Maine. 

Musical Clubs. 
Leader of Mandolin Club — Henry Sprince '20, 
4 Maine. 

Leader of Glee Club— W. E. Hill, Medic '21. 
Manager — M. M. McGorrill '19, 269 Maine St 

Masque and Gown. 
President — William Angus '19, 8 Potter St. 
Secretary — G. R. Asnault '20, Portland. 

Y. M. C. A. 
Officers to be elected at next student election. 



Not organized yet. 

Track Club. 
President — R. E. Cleaves '20, 28 Maine. 
Secretary — L. W. Brown '20, 18 Maine. 

Monday Night Club. 
President — R. T. Small '19, 4 Appleton. 


It is planned now to replace the customary 
inter-class track meet by an inter-fraternity track 
meet. This would take place some time during 
the later part of March. "Jack" Magee plans to 
hold a mass meeting in the near future to discuss 
the meet and arouse interest among the fra- 
ternities so that competition will be keen. This 
is something of a novelty in the way of track 
competition and the plan should meet with com- 
plete success. If sufficient interest can'-;ot be 
aroused to warrant an inter-fraternity meet., the 
usual inter-class meet will undoubtedly be held. 

Coach Magee also plans to address the Fresh- 
men soon to get up interest for the Sophomo;-o- 
Freshman meet which promises to be a big a"air 
this year. 


Of the large number of undergraduates who 
enlisted, during the war, in the service of Uncle 
Sam, a goodly portion have been brought back 
this term by the Faculty's liberal ruling with re- 
gard to credits. A list of the men who enlisted 
before September, 1918, and have returned to 
college this term is as follows : 

Class of 1919. 

S. F. Albert, VV. Augus, L. A. Burleigh, F. B. Chad- 
bourne, J. W. Couburn, G. B. Cole, E. Cook, J. C. 
Doherty, L. W. Doherty, R. C. Farnham, R. A. Foulke, 
A. S. Gray. E. M, Gray, G. S. Hargraves, R. H. Haynes, 
J. F. Ingraham, F. O. Johnson. L. B. McCarthy, J. A. E. 
McClave, D. McDonald, H. C. Nelson. E. S. Paul, 2d., 
S.. E. Pearson. S. E. Perkins, P. S. Ridlon, H. B. 
Sawyer, D. Scarborou,gh, E. M. Simmons, R. T. Small, 
C. E. Stevens. A. B. Sullivan, J. E. Vance. 

Class of 1920. 

E. A. Allen. G. H. Allen, R. T. Burr, W. M. Cook, 
H. L. Curtis, H. H. Davies, P, Guptill, A. VV. Hall, 
G. G. Houston. C. W. Lovejoy, L, H. Moses, P. W. 
Smith. E. Q Taylor. T. S. Wood, E. W. Zeitler. 
Class of 1921. 

H. A. Dudgeon, H, S. Hart, C. L. Milliken, .\. H. 
Morrill. F. L. Rochon, J. M. Ryder, A. Standish, W. 
Stanley, L. M. Wakefield. 


Among the prominent educators who con- 
tributed to the Harvard Alumni Bulletin on the 
subject of college training is President Sills, who 
states : 

"I have long felt that, not only in our graduate 
instruction, but in colleges, and particularly in 
schools, there is too much teaching and too little 
learning and studying. Among older college 
teachers there exists the impression that boys 
of the present generation lean far more on their 
teachers for assistance than did their predeces- 
sors, and I think we all admit that there is less 
disposition to put through hard intellectual tasks 
without assistance than used to be the case. If 
more general examinations in subjects were sub- 
stituted for so many tests in courses, men would 
be more inclined to learn and study than they 
are now." 


The annual Pray English Prize competition is 
now open to all students who have had or are 
now taking a full year's work in English litera- 
ture. The topic will be "The Realism of Wini- 
frid Wilson Gibson." 

Material : Collective Poems of Wilfrid Wilson 
Gibson (1904-1917), pages 33-552. Published by 
MacMillan Company. 

Directions: The essay should be at least one 
thousand words in length, exclusive of quotations 
and must be typewritten. The sources of any 
ideas or phrases not the writer's own must be 
fully indicated in foot notes. Competitors should 
procure their material immediately. They should 
revise their essay with the utmost care before 
having it typed. 

The essay is due on May 5 at the latest. It 
is to be signed with a pen-name, the key to which 
is to be sealed in an envelope and handed to Pro- 
fessor Elliott with the essay. The competitor's 
real name must not appear on his essay. 

In English j and m and their continuations 
next term the essay will be accepted in place 
of the regular themes for class credit, provided 
that at least half the work for the prize be done 
in the second term. Competitors must hand their 
names to Professor Elliott at once. 


Word has just been received that H. Tobey 
Mooers '18 has been appointed vice consul to 
Belgium by Secretary of State ansing. Mooers 
is at present teaching in Pennsylvania State Uni- 




Published 33 Times During the Collegiate 
Year by The Bowdoin Publishing 


Tn the Interest of the Students of 



Clyde E. Stevens, 1919 Editor-in-Chief 

Leland M. Goodrich, 1920 Managing Editor 


Russell M. McGown, 1921 With the Faculty 
Frank A. St. Clair, 1921 Ahimni Notes 

Crosby E. Redman, 1921 On the Campus 

Louis W. Doherty, 1919 
Philip E. Goodhue, 1920 
Cloyd E. Small, 1920 
Norman W. Haines, 1921 
Harry Helson, 1921 
John L. Berry, 192 i 
George E. Houghton, 1921 

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. 


Kenneth S. Boaroman, 1921 Business Manager 

Vol. XLVIIL JANUARY 29, 1919. No. 20 

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

A suggestion recently made to the writer by a 
student recently returned from duty in the 
S.A.T.C. at another college, seems worthy of be- 
ing presented to the students, alumni and friends 
of Bowdoin, wherever they may be. According- 
ly, we take space in these columns to propose a 
co-operative store to be located on the campus. 
Anyone who has visited Harvard, Yale, Smith, 
the University of Maine, or any other college 
where there is such a store, will readily 
acquiesce to the desirability of establishing this 
addition to undergraduate activities at Bowdoin. 

Immediately arises the question of "how and 
where." We will venture to suggest three loca- 
tions for a co-operative store : The first is the 
Bowdoin Union where either the present canteen, 
or the space upstairs might be utilized with a bit 
of alteration ; the second location is a room or 
rooms in one of the dormitories; and the third 
is the vacant store, best known to the upper- 
classes as "Major's," next door to Nason's 
grocery store. The last of these places is al- 
ready fitted with shelves and counters necessary 
for a college store, the only question in con- 
nection with this building being that of rent — 
whether it could be secured at a sufficiently low 
amount to make its use advisable. 

The second consideration in connection with 
the proposed store is that of securing finances. 
The original capital is the most important part, 
and the best method proposed thus far seems 
that of selling shares at $1 each to as many 
students as possible at the opening of college. 
These men would then be allowed to purchase 
books and other supplies at cost plus actual ex- 
penses; non-members to be charged the regular 
retail price. At the close of the year it should 
be possible to return the original investment and 
a slight surplus to the co-operative members. 

Another method, somewhat similar to that out- 
lined above, is that of an appropriation from the 
Blanket Tax to provide a working fund. Mem- 
bers of the A.S.B.C. would then automatically 
become members of the co-operative store, and 
enjoy the right of purchasing at the reduced rate. 
.A.ny surplus left at the close of the year would 
go to the A.S.B.C. 

The next problem is that of securing the 
managers and clerks for the store. Again we 
have a choice of ways and means : The present 
Union attendants might be utilized, with what- 
ever additional men are necessary, if the store is 
located in the LTnion; or, a Senior may be selected 
as manager, receiving remuneration for his ser- 
vices. The assistant manager from the Junior 
class would receive a smaller salary, with the 
prospect of becoming manager the following year. 
Sophomore candidates for the managership 
might well compose the clerical staff, competing 
for advancement to the position of assistant 

Each of the several plans mentioned has its 
own advantages, and any one of them should 
prove an excellent addition to Bowdoin, doing 
away with the exorbitant prices now charged by 
Brunswick's merchants who are without com- 
petition in their lust for fleecing the college 




It has been necessary in several instances to 
omit important contributions to these columns by 
reason of failure to submit the communications 
to the editor-in-chief (or news items to the 
managing editor) until the time for going to 
press. We do not wish to discourage anyone 
along this line, but we must request that all 
matter for publication shall be in the hands of the 
proper editor before noon of the Saturday pre- 
ceding date of issue. We cannot accept any 
article after that time, except with the provision 
that it will probably be delayed a week in getting 
into type. 

All news items should be sent to the managing 
editor, and all other communications to the 


That collegians must be informed regarding 
the meaning of Socialism and the Socialist move- 
ment if they wish to understand world politics 
and to function intelligently, as citizens, is the 
contention of Harry W. Laidler, Ph.D., author 
and secretary of the Intercollegiate Socialist So- 
ciety, in a statement recently issued from the 
office of the society. 

"A few years ago," declared Dr. Laidler, "the 
college student looked upon Socialism as the 
philosophy of a few Utopians of interest to 
economic theorists, but of no practical importance 
in the workaday world. The struggle for human 
freedom was waged largely in the political field. 
With the signing of the armistice, this struggle 
is shifting from one for political democracy to 
one for industrial democracy. The great mass 
of the people of Europe are already engaged in 
that struggle. The common people of America 
are bound to follow. That fundamental read- 
justments are inevitable here as abroad is no 
longer a question of dispute. The real question 
is shifting to this : Is the new order to be 
ushered in with violence and pain, or in a peace- 
ful and orderly fashion? 

"The answer to this question will depend to no 
small extent on whether the collegians in this 
country possess a sympathetic understanding of 
the world wide movement toward industrial de- 
mocracy, comprehended under the general name 
of Socialism. 

"It is, furthermore, becoming increasingly 
difficult for students to know the meaning of 
world politics unless he knows something about 
Socialism. If future leaders are to come from 

the colleges, an increasing amount of attention 
must be given to the impartial study of this 

"It was for the purpose of assisting the stu- 
dent to learn more about Socialism that the In- 
tercollegiate Socialist Society was organized in 
1905. The society is an educational, not a po- 
litical propagandist organization and includes 
within its ranks men and women of all political 
and economic views desirous of gaining more 
light on the subject. It issues a magazine, worth 
while literature, sends lectures to colleges and 
holds winter and summer conferences." 

The headquarters of the Intercollegiate So- 
cialist Society are at 70 Fifth avenue. New York 
City. Literature will be sent on request. 


In spite of many predictions to the contrary 
there is not likely to be much change in the old 
system of intercollegiate athletics as a result of 
the war. At nearly all the larger institutions the 
plans for next spring are being made along 
practically the old lines and it is altogether prob- 
able that the same will be true of next autumn's 
football schedule when the time comes. Educa- 
tors have had a good deal to say about the ex- 
cellent opportunity for reform which was af- 
forded the colleges by reason of the suspension 
of intercollegiate athletics during the war; but 
during this period no satisfactory substitute for 
the old plan of intensive sport was devised, at 
least nothing satisfactory to the undergraduates. 

The recent vote of the students' council at 
Harvard recommending to the authorities that 
intercollegiate athletic contests be at once revived 
in substantially their oldtime form is not merely 
an indication of undergraduate opinion at one 
institution. It is in all probability typical of stu- 
dent sentiment throughout the country. And 
those familiar with the situation are well aware 
that this sentiment will really determine the 

Let it be hoped, however, that some of the 
more flagrant abuses of the old system' will be 
eradicated when intercollegiate contests are re- 
sumed. The whole array of paid coaches, 
trainers, scouts and other attendants ought to be 
cut down considerably and the number of games 
which involve traveling might well be reduced. 
These things have made college athletics un- 
duly expensive in the past and have given all 
college sport the taint of semi-professionalism. 
If the system is not to be reformed, it should at 
least be improved. — Boston Herald. 




Whether or not it was on account of the 
Orient editorial which appeared last week, it has 
been noticed that chapel attendance took a sud- 
den jump forward at about the same time, and 
the upper classmen turned out in force during 
the past week. And, lest the Seniors be under 
any delusion, the Orient wishes to state that 
the monitor, Albert '19, has been on the job 
during the past week and will doubtless con- 
tinue his duties throughout the year. The ques- 
tion in regard to credit for attendance or absence, 
raised in the last week's editorial, was occasioned 
by the fact that, unknown to many of the Seniors, 
the report was being taken from the choir loft. 


The subjects for the American History Prize 
essays this year are to be "The History of Pro- 
hibition in Maine" and "War Powers of the 
President Since i860." The prize which was 
established by William J. Curtis, LL.D., of New 
York City, of the Class of 1875 will be awarded 
to the undergraduate who writes the best essay 
and passes the best examination on the assigned 

The competitors met last Thursday with Pro- 
fessor Hormell for a conference on the methods 
of research and the principles of criticism by 
which an historical essay is judged. 


The new college catalogue which came out re- 
cently contains many marked changes from the 
catalogues of previous years. Above all it may 
be called a product of the war in that economy 
of paper and labor for war purposes is sought 
by an unusual compactness of form and the ex- 
clusion of all that is not absolutely vital to a 
clear presentation of the offer of the College. 

The dates for Commencement are set tenta- 
tively at June 21-23. These dates which are 
later than in ordinary years have been necessi- 
tated by the presence of the S.A.T.C. last fall 
which required that the college year be divided 
into three terms. As the catalogue was pre- 
pared during the period of the S.A.T.C, several 
of the changes were caused by conditions inci- 
dent to the Corps, and consequently have lost 
their usefulness now that the Corps is disbanded. 
The list of courses of instruction is not complete 
for present purposes and, as a result, reference 

must be made to the supplementary bulletin issued 
at the beginning of this term. The Honor Roll 
of Bowdoin men on page 31 is one of the ad- 
ditions to the catalogue. The list of scholarships 
appears in a more concise form, an improvement 
in the way of simplicity. The Annual Catalogue 
of the Medical School, issued last July, is not 
reprinted in order to save material for war work. 
The names of the Medical Faculty and students 
appear in their regular places. 


The trials for the Freshman-Sophomore debate 
were held in Hubbard Hall last Friday after- 
noon. Dean Nixon and Professor Davis acting as 
judges selected the two teams as follows: 
Sophomores, Hatch, Laughlin and Young; alter- 
nate, Haines. For the Freshmen, Merry, Thayer, 
and Welch; alternate, Ludden. The event will 
take place on February 20, and will no doubt 
prove to be a very interesting battle. 


The engagement of Dean Nixon to Miss 
Mathilde Spengler of Rockford, 111., was an- 
nounced at a theatre party given at the Cumber- 
land a week ago Monday. Following the enter- 
tainment the party went to the residence of Pro- 
fessor and Mrs. Brown, where refreshments were 
served. Dean Nixon has recently returned from 
Rockford, where he has for several months been 
serving as a second lieutenant of infantry at 
Camp Grant. 


The prospects are good that Philips-Exeter 
will send her entire team to the Interscholastic 
track meet to be held Feb. 22. Coach Magee has 
been in communication with the track coach at 
Philips-Exeter in regard to this and the presence 
of the Exeter aggregation at the meei; is quite 
probable. The cancellation of the B. A. A. 
schoolboy games at Mechanics' Building, Boston, 
has caused Exeter to seek other grounds for com- 
petition. The entrance of Exeter will add much 
more interest to the meet as it will offer Hebron 
a strong opponent. 


"Sources of Municipal Revenue in Maine" is 
the title of number 3 of the Municipal Research 
Series which Professor Orren C. Hormell of 
the History and Government Department has 



just published. The bulletin covers in a very 
complete and interesting manner the problem of 
municipal revenue in Maine. It is based on the 
work of the class in Municipal Government dur- 
ing the year 1916-17. This class, which was 
one of the most remarkable in the history of 
the course, contained six Phi Beta Kappa men, 
and all of its members stood to the front in 
collegiate activities while in college. These men 
were : Clarence H Crosby, Francis W. Jacob, 
Edward C. Moran, Jr., James C. Oliver, Donald 
W. Philbrick, Frank E. Philips, Leroy Ramsdell, 
Sherman N. Shumway, Kenneth G. Stone and 
James W. Tuttle, Jr., all of the Class of 1917. 

The bulletin was made possible by the ex- 
tensive collection of pamphlets and reports on 
municipal problems brought together in the 
Bureau of Research in Municipal Government. 
This material >vas supplemented by questionnaires 
sent to the orficers of the forty cities and towns 
studied, by data secured through personal con- 
tact and by conferences with the Board of State 

The purpose of the bulletin, as Professor Hor- 
mell states in his preface, is "to present to the 
officers and interested citizens of the cities and 
towns of Maine a survey of the sources of 
municipal revenue which, it is hoped, may be of 
practical value as an aid toward the solution of 
the ever pressing problem of municipal finance." 
To accomplish this purpose the bulletin is de- 
voted to the task of showing "what the sources 
of revenue are in the several municipalities in- 
cluded in the study, the extent to which the cities 
and towns are making use of the sources, how 
they may make greater use of the sources, and 
what new sources may be discovered." 

In addition to the many pages of reading 
matter, the bulletin contains numerous tables 
and diagrams which are especially instructive 
in that they impart to the reader at one glance 
the relative importance of the different sources 
and the extent to which each municipality has 
used that source. ■ The discussion of "Taxation" 
as the chief source of municipal revenue takes 
up nearly half of the eighty-four pages of the 
bulletin. Subsequent chapters are devoted to 
"Special Assessments," "Grants and Subven- 
tions, Gifts," "Licenses," "Permits and Privi- 
leges," "Fees," "Departmental Receipts," and 
"Interest and Dividends." 

The conclusions reached by Professor Hormell 
are that taxation may be made to produce a 
much larger annual return by full market valu- 
ation of all real property, by adoption of the 
"sales method" for determining the true value 

of real estate, by adoption of the "tax map," by 
enactment of a general classification amendment 
law, by establishing a low flat rate on intangible 
property, by universal enforcement of the law 
against exemption of property; that "Special As- 
sessments" offers a valuable source of revenue 
especially to those- cities and towns which have 
reached their legal debt limit; that "Grants" can 
offer no greatly increased revenue except from 
state aid for road building and a more just 
distribution of the railroad and telegraph tax; 
that revenue from "Licenses," "Fees" and "In- 
terest" may be increased by enforcement of the 
law without fear or favor; and that no great in- 
crease can be expected from "Departmental Re- 
ceipts" until municipalities organize their gov- 
ernment on a strictly business basis. 

In addition to the publication of this bulletin, 
the third and largest of the series, the Bureau of 
Research in Municipal Government assisted the 
Auburn Board of Trade in drafting the new City 
Manager Charter which went into effect in that 
city Jan. i, 1918, assisted the Augusta City 
Auditor in installing a modern accounting system 
and several other municipalities including Bruns- 
wick and Yarmouth in revising their systems of 
bookkeeping. Forms for arranging the financial 
accounts in the annual reports were drawn up 
for Augusta and Yarmouth. 


January 31 — Annual meeting of the New York 
Alumni Association. 

February 20 — Freshman-Sophomore debate. 

February 22 — Bowdoin Interscholastic track 

Mandolin Club rehearsals will be held every 
week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 

Glee Club rehearsals will be held every week 
on Tuesday and Thursday at 4.30 p. m. 

©n tDe Campus 

Berry '21 and Ricker '22 who were both con- 
fined in the infirmary for several days last week 
with severe colds, are now both discharged. 

Leroy Ramsdell '16 was on the Campus last 

Simpson '22 has been elected president of the 
Young People's Society of the First Parish Con- 
gregational Church. 

The private dance given in Pythian hall, down- 
town, last Friday, was attended by several stu- 

Rand A. Dunham ex-'iQ and Medic '21 will 
enter the Harvard Medical School this week. 


The rain of last week gave a very realistic 
warning of the unsatisfactory conditions which 
prevail on the Campus in the spring. It was al- 
most impossible to go to classes without wading 
through deep puddles of water. 

Col. A. W. Newcombe '14, spent a few hours 
on the Campus recently. He is about to enter 
the School of Theology at Chicago University. 
For the past year and a half he has been en- 
gaged in religious work in Cincinnati. 

Several of the fraternities have been having 
group pictures taken at their houses the past 

It is planned that the Orient will come out on 
Wednesday hereafter. 

"Spaghet" made his annual visit to the college 
last week with his usual supply of knick-knacks. 

Members of the Junior class are urged to ar- 
range with Mr. Webber for sittings for Bugle 
pictures as ^oon as possible. 

Harvey D. Miller '17 was on the Campus the 
first of the week. He has just been discharged 
from the service at Camp Devens. 

A number of hour exams, have been announced 
for the last of the week. 

Hurlin '19 was on the Campus last week. 

Lt. McCormack '16, who is stationed at the 
Portsmouth Naval Prison, was on the Campus 
the early part of last week. 

Dostie '20 has returned to college. 

There is a rumor that hockey may be revived 

Manager Wood has offered one last chance to 
the few men who have neither paid their Blanket 
Tax nor received an extension on it. These men 
may see him at 23 North Appleton this week. 
He also urges that those to whom extensions have 
been given will pay up promptly when they fall 
due. Back up Bowdoin's activities ! 

M3itt) tbe JFaciiItp 

Professor Files, who is in this country on leave 
of absence from France, has been very ill with 
the influenza for a few weeks past. At present 
he is in a hospital in Boston and is regaining his 
health slowly. 

On Friday night the Town and College Club 
had dinner at the Eagle. Professor Catlin read 
the paper of the evening, his subject being 
"Labor and the War." 

Dr. Whittier has been honorably discharged 
from the Medical Corps, United States Army, 
and is now living at his home in Brunswick. 

Professor Davis was elected local chairman 
for the campaign for an Armenian and Syrian 

Relief Fund. 

Professor Burnett was chairman of the Every- 
Member Canvass held by the First Parish Church. 

Dr. Gross has been appointed milk inspector, 
a position which Dr. Whittier has held for some 

At the annual meeting of the directors of the 
Maine Automobile Association, held at the Au- 
gusta House last Thursday, Professor George T. 
Files was elected president of the association for 
the third time. 

aiumni j[l3ote0 

'80 — Judge Albra H. Harding died at his home 
in Bangor Thursday, Jan. 16, following a shocic 
with which he was stricken on the previous day. 
At the time of his death he was treasurer of 
Penobscot County, having just entered upon a 
second term in that office. Judge Harding was 
born in Hampden, Sept. 12, 1856. He graduated 
from Maine Central Institute in 1876 and upon 
his graduation from Bowdoin four years later, 
entered George Washington University, from 
which he graduated in 1883. He was admitted 
to the Maine bar the same year and opened an 
office in Bangor where he practised his profes- 
sion until the time of his death. He was promi- 
nent in Republican city and county politics and 
served six years on the Common Council and 
Board of Aldermen of Bangor. He was Judge 
of the Bangor Municipal Court from 1909 to 

'97 — A pamphlet lately received at the Library 
contains a paper delivered at the 39th annual 
meeting of the American Philological Associa- 
tion in Philadelphia, December, 1917, by Joseph 
William Hewitt, Professor of Latin and Greek 
at Wesleyan. The title of the paper is "Some 
Aspects of the Treatment of Ingratitude in Greek 
and English Literature." 

'12 — Ensign and Mrs. Leland G. Means are 
now at Manila in the Philippines, and expect to 
return to Portland in March. 

'15 — Lieut, and Mrs. Austin H. MacCormick of 
Portsmouth, N. H., are visiting Mrs. MacCor- 
mick's parents in Portland. Lieut. MacCormick 
is the only member of the Bowdoin faculty serv- 
ing in the Navy. 

'17 — Hal S. White has recently been appointed 
principal of Upland (Indiana) High School. He 
had just returned to this country from overseas 
service with the 76th Division. He was one of 
the first Bowdoin men in the war to win a com- 
mission in the Army. 





At a special student election held in the Gym- 
nasium last Wednesday for the choice of base- 
ball manager and assistant manager and Y. M. 
C A. officers, the following were elected : 

Baseball manager, Richard McWilliams '20. 

Assistant baseball manager, Roderick Perkins 

President of Y. M. C. A., Sanford Cousins '20. 

Vice-president of Y. M. C. A., Emerson Zeitler 

Treasurer of Y. M. C. A., Norman Haines '21. 

The election of baseball manager and his as- 
sistant were postponed from last spring owing 
to the unsettled condition of college and of ath- 

The proposed amendment to the by-laws of the 
A.S.B.C. which provided that the managers and 
assistant managers in each athletic department 
should be elected by the Athletic Council instead 
of by the student body was defeated. The text 
of the amendment was as follows : Article L, 
section 2, shall be made to read : The manager 
oi each athletic department shall be elected from 
the incoming Junior class and the assistant man- 
ager from the Sophomore class, by a majority 
vote of the members of the Athletic Council 
present at a regular meeting thereof as follows : 
Viz, the manager and assistant manager of foot- 
ball at the end of each fall term; the manager 
and assistant manager of baseball, track and 
tennis teams at the end of each spring term. 


Coach Magee has received word from Coach 
Connor of Philips-Exeter to the effect that 
Exeter will not be able to attend the interscholas- 
tic meet this year due to the conflict of the date, 
Feb. 22, with the date of the Faculty Shield Meet 
at that institution. Exeter intends, however, to 
attend the meet next year. Huntington School 
of Boston has also sent word that she will not 
be able to attend owing to a school boy meet in 
Boston on the same date. 

Some ten preparatory and high schools have 
signified to Manager Brown their intention to 

compete in the meet. Westbrook Seminary, 
Maine Central Institute, Portland High, Deering' 
High, Hebron Academy, Rumford High, Leavitt 
Institute, Gardiner High, Edward Little High, 
Lewiston High and Brunswick High are among 
those who have thus signified their intentions. 

In spite of the fact that Exeter and Hunting- 
ton are not to compete, the meet promises to be 
much closer than in the past. Hebron does not 
have a superabundance of track stars this year. 
Munce, who equalled the Bowdoin interscholastic 
record in the 220 last j^ear is practically the only 
member of last year's star aggregation left. Maine 
Central Institute promises to offer Hebron con- 
siderable opposition with Clarence Emery, her 
all around athlete, back from the service. Port- 
land High, Westbrook Seminary and Brunswick 
High have some good material and promise to 
be up" in the running. The relay races this year 
will be arranged with special attention to securing 
close contests. Entry blanks will be sent im- 
mediately to those schools who intend to com- 


The showing made by the student body this 
year in the payment of the blanket tax is far 
below what it should be. As yet only about 70 
per cent, of the students have paid the tax. Those 
who have neither paid nor been granted ex- 
tensions should see Wood '20 at once at 23 Ap- 
pleton. Only men who have paid this tax have 
the right to vote on matters pertaining' to ath- 
letics and other activities of the A. S. B. C. 


The Maine State Y. M. C. A. conference is to 
be held at Brunswick this year, sometime in 
March, the dates to be announced later. For 
many years past this conference has been held 
m two or three of the largest communities in the 
state but this year it was decided to give Bruns- 
wick and Bowdoin a chance. Plans have been 
drawn up and the men are to be housed on the 
campus and in private homes in town. The Stu- 
dent Council is behind it, in co-operation with 


the Bowdoin Y. M. C. A. The committee from 
the Student Council is composed of Cole '19, 
chairman; Perkins '19, and Cleaves '20. The 
usual program of addresses from many of the 
best speakers in this section of the country as 
well as the banquet and other events which have 
characterized the previous conference will be 
carried out. This is certainly a wonderful op- 
portunity for Bowdoin to show the men of the 
prep schools what the college is like and should 
have the heartiest co-operation of the entire 
student body. 


Training for the Freshman-Sophomore track 
meet began Monday. Coach Magee spoke to 
the Freshmen Monday, and to the Sophomores 
Tuesday. Coach Magee firmly believes in the 
policy of many other schools and colleges of lay- 
ing stress on athletics for everybody and to this 
end desires that every man who possibly can 
shall come out for track. Track, unlike some 
other forms of athletics, affords an opportunity 
for every student in college to take some form 
of physical training. It affords an opportunity 
for inexperienced men who desire to participate 
in some form of athletics. Training is held 
every afternoon from 2.30 on. All men will 
report to Coach Magee at the Gymnasium. 

From the men who report the Freshman and 
Sophomore relay teams will be chosen. The 
Freshman team, besides racing the Sophomores, 
will run the Bates Freshman relay team at the 
Bates indoor meet and at the interfraternity 
meet, the 14th of March. The Freshman relay 
team has a clean slate of eight relay victories 
since 1914 in this competition. Last year the two 
teams did not meet. The Freshmen are well 
represented on the regular track squad with be- 
gmners who are being put through track funda- 
mentals by Coach Magee. 

The call for men for interfraternity track will 
come next week. 


According to records prepared by Mr. Wilder, 
1,110 Bowdoin men have served in the European 
war, and of that number 24 paid the supreme 
sacrifice, while thirteen others were wounded. 
Of the total number of men in the service 469 
were graduates and 233 were undergraduates, 
Vi'hich number does not include the 225 men in 
the Student Army Training Corps. In addition 
there were in non-graduates, 64 medical gradu- 
ates and eight medical non-graduates in the ser- 

vice. Bowdoin also furnished 29 workers for the 
Y. M. C. A., Red Cross, and kindred organiza- 


At a meeting of the Union Board held recently 
it was decided to try to make the Union more 
of a social home this year than it has been. 
Lnion dances are to be started very soon. The 
committee on dances consists of Cole '19, Casper 
'19 and Rounds '20. 


A very interesting lecture by Captain Jacques 
DeBeaufort of the Belgian army was given un- 
der the auspices of the Saturday Club at Mem- 
orial Hall, last Tuesday, January 28. 

Captain DeBeaufort began his lecture by giv- 
ing a vivid description of the effect which 
America's entrance into the war produced on 
the soldiers of the Belgian army. The speaker 
then described the situation of the Belgians in 
October, 1914. He showed how hard pressed the 
little army of King Albert was and pointed out 
how devoted the people were to their king all 
through the struggle. 

The main topic of his lecture was his ex- 
periences in Germany. He was one of the six 
volunteers who were selected to do spy work in 
Germany. He went to Rome where he cleverly 
obtained a letter of introduction to Field Marshal 
von Hindenburg, which granted him every privi- 
lege throughout Germany. A part of his lecture 
he devoted to the description of his interview 
with the German leader and the latter's grim rea- 
soning with regard to the sinking of the Lusi- 

He gave a solemn warning against trusting the 
Germans and treating them with any friendship 
for a long time to come, saying: "For two and 
a half years the Germans gave us Hell, now we 
want to see to it that the Germans are given 
Hell for fifty years to come." During the later 
part of the lecture, he showed a large number 
of slides, including several rare scenes within the 
German lines. 


Dr. B. S. Hudson of the Free Baptist Church 
of Portland made a stirring plea in chapel Sun- 
day for the suffering Armenians who have been 
rendered helpless and homeless by Turkish 
atrocities. Although a similar state of affairs 
exists among the Svrians and Greeks of Asia 



Minor. Dr. Hudson limited his talk to the case 
of the Armenians because of his intimate knowl- 
edge of their condition. He outlined briefly the 
history of the race, showing how they had main- 
tained their national characteristics in spite of 
the persecution of the Turks. For years past 
they have been bufifeted about by the theory of 
balance of power in Europe, he said, until they 
are suspicious of European diplomacy and now 
look to America for help. He emphasized the 
feet that the Armenians have been a Christian 
and freedom loving people back as far as the 
lace can be traced. 

It is proposed to raise the sum of $30,000,000 
for this relief. President Wilson has sent a cable 
strongl)"- urging that this sum be raised and much 
more. After chapel Monday morning two stu- 
dents with inverted German helmets received con- 
tributions from members of the student body for 
this worthy fund. 


The Bowdoin Chapter of the Delta Upsilon 
fraternity entertained at the Union on Friday 
evening, January' 31. The patronesses were Mrs. 
William H. Davis, Mrs. Joseph S. Stetson and 
Mrs. Ralph P. Bodwell of Brunswick. Among 
the guests at the dance were the Misses Helen 
Johnson, Helen Emmons, Mary Allen, Maybelle 
Beach, Lois Haskell, Helen Colby, Eveleen 
Priest, Sarah Wheeler of Brunswick; Mary 
Flaherty, Margaret Toney, Phyllis Wyman, Har- 
riet Jackson of Bath; Ruth Merritt, Virginia 
Ralph of Portland; Blanche Plummer of Lewis- 
ton; and Hazel Bosch of Brockton, Mass. 

The committee in charge of the dance was E. 
S. Paul '19, chairman, T. S. Wood '20, J. M. 
Ryder '21, C. J. Congdon '22. Music was fur- 
nished by Holbrook's Orchestra, which played 
for an order of twenty dances and four extras. 


The report of the Student Division Collections, 
United War Work Campaign, covering the period 
of the first installment of the United War Work 
pledge revealed a very creditable showing on the 
part of the institutions of learning of New Eng- 
land. A great number of the colleges and schools 
have paid more than 50 per cent, of their pledge. 
With this fine showing, in the past, the last in- 
stallment in March should not leave a single un- 
paid pledge. 

Up to January I the following interesting facts 
were reported : 

Maine leads with over 65 per cent, collection. 

Vermont is a close second with nearly 60 per 
cent, collection. 

Maine leads New England in promptness of re- 

Maine has 18 institutions, 13 have paid in 50 
per cent, or over. 

New Hampshire has 17 institutions, 8 have paid 
in 50 per cent, or over. 

Vermont has 11 institutions, 8 have paid in 50 
per cent, or over. 

Massachusetts has 99 institutions, 59 have paid 
in 50 per cent, or over. 

Connecticut has 49 institutions, 30 have paid in 
50 per cent, or over. 

Rhode Island has 11 institutions, 8 have paid in 
50 per cent, or over. 

Although the sudden demobilization of the 
S.A.T.C. units threatened disaster to the Student 
Division Fund, one-half of the S.A.T.C. colleges 
have paid in over two-thirds of the total amount 

Following is Maine's report of institutions 
which have paid at least 50 per cent, of their 
pledge : 

Amount Amount 

Institutions. Pledged. Collected. 

Bates College $3,504.65 $2,165.45 

Bowdoin College 5,505.10 2,945 

Colby College 2,500.00 1,762 

University of Maine 5,288.00 3i7i3 

Good Will Seminary 174. So 173 

Gorham Normal 1,000.00 500, 

Hebron Academy 947.00 604, 

Oak Grove Seminary 151.00 117, 

Portland Day School 500.00 386 

Maine's Total $19,570.50 



Among the new books recently purchased by 
the Library are the following: "Biography of 
George Frederick Watts," English artist, written 
by his wife, Mary F. Watts ; "Recollections of 
Full Years," by Mrs. William H. Taft, wife of 
former President Taft ; a set of four books deal- 
ing with the history of families famous in Euro- 
pean affairs, comprising La Tremoille Family, 
House of Cecil, The Cavendish Family, The Ley- 
mour Famil)'; and "International Relations of the 
Chinese Empire," by H. B. Morse. 


At a meeting of the board of managers a week 
ago last Wednesday the following officers were 
elected : Tracy Wood '20, assistant treasurer, 
A.S.B.C. and R. K. McWilliams '20, secretary. 




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department and associate editors 
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Vol. XLVIII. FEBRUARY 5, 1919 No. 21 

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


The recent call for material for the Quill has 
caused some questions to arise as to the ad- 
visability of resuming publication of our con- 
temporary. At the meeting of the Board of 
Directors of the Bowdoin Publishing Company 
last April it was voted to suspend publication for 
one year, or until the close of hostilities with 
Germany. The present call for short stories and 
poems is the first sign of a revival of interest 
in Bowdoin's literary magazine. 

But is it advisable to continue the Quill in its 
old form? It is a well-known fact that it was 
rot self-supporting for some years prior to its 

suspension. Members of the Faculty, Alumni 
and students are demanding that it be re-estab- 
lished, and the editorial board is even now mak- 
ing preparations for the first issue early in Feb- 
ruary. We wish them the best of success in 
their undertaking. 

Nevertheless, it is extremely ill-advised, we 
believe, to carry on publication as a losing propo- 
sition. If sufficient subscribers can be secured 
to guarantee a financial success, all well and 
gcod. But experience has proved that the Quill 
cannot be supported through its advertising 

What remedy is there, then? The plan fore- 
most in the writer's mind at present, is that of a 
monthly literary supplement to the Orient. A 
distinct staff of five or six men would be in 
charge of the edition of Bowdoin's literary pro- 
ducts, which would then be sent out to the entire 
Orient subscription list, at a much smaller ex- 
pense than that required by the Quill in its 
familiar form. We believe that this proposed 
change should receive serious consideration at 
the next meeting of the editorial boards of the 
two papers and of the publishing company 

In justice to the merchants of Brunswick we 
wish to retract a statement made last week in 
regard to the tradesmen's "lust for fleecing the 
college students." That statement might very 
easily be misinterpreted and give one the im- 
pression that the local storekeepers are leagued 
against Bowdoin students. But this is not the 
case, for all customers are treated alike, so far 
as prices of the merchandise is concerned, and it 
cannot be said that these rates are any higher 
than should be expected under local conditions. 


Considerable criticism is being heard concern- 
ing the ways in which the discharged soldiers and 
sailors are wearing their uniforms on the streets 
of the town. It is true that Bowdoin men are 
not the only offenders, but at the same time we 
form probably ninety per cent, of the number. 
And it is on this account that we feel a word 
should be said in these columns concerning the 

One of the first things taught to a raw re- 
cruit is that a semi-uniform must never be worn, 
i. e., a civilian coat with military breeches, or 
vice-versa. Yet approximately seventy-five per 
cent, of the discharged fighting men seen on the 



campus and upon the streets of Brunswick are 
openly disregarding this fundamental principle of 
their training and discipline. Some wear an 
arm}' overcoat over a suit which is entirely or 
half citizen, with a civilian cap or hat. Others 
wear military breeches and leggings only, while 
all their other clothing is citizen dress. And a 
very small minority wear their complete uniform 
from head to foot. Which looks better? and 
which is correct? 

The United States has granted her warriors 
the privilege of wearing their uniforms for four 
months after their discharge. Do they seem to 
appreciate this favor? Many do not; they even 
go further and actually disgrace that uniform in 
which and for which they gave their services in 
the time of peril. We trust that this disrespect 
is due to carelessness rather than being inten- 
tional. If so, wake up, sons of Bowdoin ! Show- 
that we are proud of our uniforms and that we 
can follow the instructions which all true soldiers 
live up to. Do not be put to shame by men who 
supposedl)"" have not had our advantages, mental- 
ly, socially, and physically. If we are to continue 
wearing our -uniforms, — and there seems no rea'- 
son why we should not wear them, — let us wear 
them in such a manner as to show our respect 
for the nation we represent, and not as if 
ashamed to acknowledge our service with the 
colors. The present careless mode of wearing 
our uniforms brings discredit not only upon the 
wearer but upon his college as well. 


Lieut. Austin H. MacCormick '15, U. S. N. R. 
F. executive officer at the Naval Prison at Ports- 
mouth, who was in Portland recently on a short 
leave, has much to say about the State Prison 
question which is creating so much interest at 
the present session of the Legislature. Lieut. 
MacCormick was a voluntary prisoner in a num- 
ber of penal institutions, including Sing Sing, 
Auburn, Thomaston and others. In an inter- 
view which appeared in the Portland Evening 
Express, he said in part : 

"I have been much interested in the discussion 
of the State Prison at Thomaston begun in con- 
nection with the State budget. 

"My experience at Thomaston was brief, but 
illuminating, and acquaintance since with prisons 
which meet modern demand has convinced me 
that as a sample of archaic, man-destroying ma- 
chines our State institution is in the front rank. 
I refer to it simply from the physical side, from 

the standpoint of living conditions, which is the 
subject under discussion by the prison commis- 

"Mr. Boynton's description of the prison is 
not far from true. There are few prisons, ever 
in the most backward states, as bad as Thomas- 
ton. While there I had a cell three feet and ten 
and three-quarters inches wide, about six and a 
half feet long and high and especially in the 
older of the two wings, dirty, stuffy and primi- 
tive to the last degree in toilet facilities. It was 
necessary with all the windows open to run a 
power fan at frequent intervals in the vain hope 
that fresh air, which didn't exist, might be stirred 
up. At night the continual coughing was a sign 
of what such air produces. 

"Each man had in his cell a bucket, which is 
the symbol of a prisoner's degradation. It was 
emptied once every 24 hours, and between those 
times was a constant degenerating factor tend- 
ing to brutalize the prisoner and reduce him to 
the animal's scale of living. 

"Our meals were eaten in the cells, every man 
like a dog in a kennel, alone in his own cell. 
This, too, is archaic. One of the first rooms built 
should be a dining hall, where a man can eat 
under conditions which will diminish his sense 
of isolation from his fellowmen. This isolation 
breeds the final anti-social attitude, which makes 
two-thirds of our prisoners repeaters. 

"Whether the prison stays at Thomaston, or 
not, small, ill-ventilated cells, the bucket system 
and solitary eating should go by the board. They 
have been admittedly out of date for years; 
Maine has them as a relic of her old system, 
which she has outgrown. At Portsmouth each 
cell is about eight feet long, six wide and seven 
high, and has complete sanitary facilities. The 
whole front of the cell is barred, which allows 
ample circulation of air. We have an adequate 
hospital, or sick bay, which is another thing 
Thomaston needs. 

"As for the location, the present one is plainly 
undesirable. I refer to the actual site not the 
county in which it is located. The prison is on 
the edge of a disused quarry. The men are al- 
lowed to play baseball in the bottom of it, but 
it is about like playing pool on a checker board. 
The shops are huddled on the edge, they can 
never expand. The prison can never have in 
that location the ground it needs for any pur- 
pose. . . . 

"The whole thing boils down to this : What 
will the people stand for? If the Legislature 
could raise money for a new prison in a new 


location they could do nothing better. But if to 
advocate that would mean the same old fight 
over the location, the same old fight over the 
money, and the same old postponement of im- 
provement, then I, with many others, will advo- 
cate what we don't believe in, the patching of 
the old suit instead of buying a new one. But 
we do this because we are ashamed to be seen 
any longer in the old suit. We want a new suit 
and we shall always feel down at the heels and 
out at the elbows and ashamed to be seen with 
the other folks until we get it. 

"In the meantime, human health and useful- 
ness is still being ruined at Thomaston, as it 
began to be the day the prison was built. Men 
are still going in and coming out, and society 
is still reaping the harvest of tares it has sown. 
We have an enlightened prison commission if an 
enlightened public opinion will back them, we 
can remove what has been for years Maine's 
leading family skeleton." 


The following extract from a letter from Lieu- 
tenant Joyce of the 59th Infantry (which was 
Lieutenant Rickard's regiment), appeared recent- 
ly in the Colby Alumni Magazine : 

"Well, right in the center and out on both sides 
'of it from Chateau-Thierry, where we started, 
all the troops were Americans with the exception 
■of the French, and the French are wonderful 
fighters. They go into battle much as Americans 
go to work in the morning. I had been playing 
against Bowdoin for four years at college, but 
at the start of my career, I worked and played 
for the first time shoulder to shoulder with a 
Bowdoin man. The man I have reference to 
was Lieut. Rickard '17. He took his platoon 
forward the second day of the drive (July 19, 
1918), and after carrying it about three miles 
to the front was stopped by a sniper's bullet. 
Even in these hours, absolutely without senti- 
ment, I cannot help, when I think of Maine, to 
thmk of a gentleman who is no more, but who 
will always be remembered by the few of us 
left, as a clean-cut man and game leader." 


President William T. Foster, formerly pro- 
fessor of argumentation and debating at Bow- 
doin, has returned to Reed College, circum- 
stances having interfered with his plans to go to 
France. Soon after he arrived in New York 
preparatory to sailing, he contracted the influenza 

which quickly developed into pneumonia. His 
condition was considered serious for some time. 
President Foster and Professor N. F. Coleman 
of Reed were to have been members of a social 
hygiene committee to influence the reconstruction 
work in France. Professor Coleman has sailed 
but a successor will probably be chosen for 
President Foster as he would need a month's 
rest before he could take up the work. 


Coach "Jack" Magee, who is director of train- 
ing camp activities for the Maine Naval stations 
as well as Bowdoin track coach, is getting a re- 
lay team together to represent Maine and New 
Hampshire at the Navy games at the Armory 
A. A., at Boston, Feb. 15. Jack is after a num- 
ber of former college stars who have served in 
the Navy. Captain Cleaves of the Bowdoin track 
team will run for this relay outfit if it is possible 
to get it together. Cleaves may also run in the 
special 300-yard race. 


The semi-centennial celebration of the found- 
ing of the Bowdoin College Alumni Association 
in New York was held Friday evening, Jan. 31, 
at the Hotel Brevoort. President Sills was 
present and represented the college. The as- 
sociation was founded in 1869 by Dexter A. 
Hawkins, Class of '48. The officers are as fol- 
lows: President, Edward B. Merrill '57; vice 
presidents, D. S. Alexander '70, Frederick E. 
Lally '82, H. A. Huston '79, Harvey D. Gibson 
'C2; secretary, George R. Walker '02: assistant 
secretary, Ernest B. Fifield '11; treasurer, P. O. 
Coffin '03; chorister, Phillips Kimball '07; execu- 
tive committee, W. J. Curtis '75, Sidney W. 
Noyes '02, Hoyt A. Moore '95, H. L. Palmer '04, 
Leon B. Leavitt '99, Paul A. Butterick '07, Fulton 
J . Redman '07. 

The first dinner which the association had was 
in 1871 at Delmonico's. In those days the ban- 
quets were very elaborate and the speeches 
equally so, as a valume was needed to record the 
speeches made upon that occasion. The associa 
tion now numbers between 400 and 500 and 
younger men from the college who are starting 
in business or professional work in New York 
receive much help from the older members. 

There are many prominent and influential men 
in the association 

W. J. Curtis '75 is a member of the law firm 



of Sullivan and Cromwell and is one of the most 
prominent lawyers of New York City. He has 
always had the interests of Bowdoin at heart and, 
among other things, established the Class of 1875 
Prize in American History. His son-in-law, 
Henry H. Pierce '96, is a member of the same 

Harvey D. Gibson '02 is president of the 
Liberty National Bank and at the time of his 
election two years ago was the youngest bank 
president in the United States. H. K. McCann, 
of the same class, is at the head of one of the 
largest advertising agencies. 

Romilly Johnson '06 who sang at the dinner 
has already had a remarkable career and has re- 
cently had a song accepted by Enrico Caruso, 
which was dedicated to that famous tenor. 

Dr. F. H. Albee '99 was the inventor of a 
system of bone grafting from the system of 
grafting apple trees on the farm where he lived 
ii> Maine. He was a major in the Medical Corps. 

Henry C. Emery '92, the son of Judge Lucilius 
A. Emery '61, was formerly professor of eco- 
nomics at Bowdoin and later at Yale and was 
made chairman of the tariff commission by Presi- 
dent Taft. During the war he was sent to Russia 
by the Guaranty Trust Co. where he was cap- 
tured b}^ the Germans and held prisoner for some 
time. While held as prisoner he was allowed 
considerable freedom. He was only recently re- 

Robie R. Stevens '06 was also in Russia during 
the war as manager of the Petrograd branch of 
the National City Bank of New York. He was 
the man who told the Bolsheviki to go to the devil 
when they demanded his keys. He returned on 
the same boat with Emery. 

Captain J. G. Finn '05, famous as a football 
player while in college, is a corporation counsel 
in New York. He went abroad with the Rain- 
bow Division and saw considerable service, being 
twice wounded. 

These are only a few of the many Bowdoin 
alumni of the New York Association who have 
come into national prominence. All have been 
successful. Some of the very younger men have 
made remarkable progress in business lines. 

©n tDc Campus 

Colby reports a registration of 364 students 
at the present time, an increase of 15 over last 
year's figures. 

The Juniors held a class meeting last Monday 
night for the election of the customary Junior 
officers. Results will be published in next week's 


Trials for the reader of the Glee Club will be 
held in the music room Thursday afternoon at 
4 p. M. 

A Freshman class meeting was held in 
Memorial Hall last Monday noon. 

The board of editors of The Quill are making 
preparations for the publication of a January 
number. Minot '19 having resigned, Morse '21 
has been elected chairman of the board of editors. 
Contributions of poems, essays, and short stories, 
particularly the last, are requested by the chair- 

Leroy Ramsdell '17 was on the Campus re- 

An important meeting of the Orient board 
was held last Monday in the classical room in the 

Make good your U. W. W. Pledge ! 

A number of the students went to Portland 
last Thursday evening to hear the noted violinist, 
Gascha Heifetz. 

Captain Norman C. Prince ex-'o6 of Omaha, 
Nebraska, who has recently returned from 
France, was on the Campus last week. While 
overseas he was engaged in X-ray work at 
various mobile hospitals of the United States 

Students will be interested no doubt to hear of 
the dance to be held in the Town Hall by the 
Senior class of Brunswick iHgh School. The 
tickets are to be sold in advance by canvassers 
and none will be obtainable at the box office. 

Hobart Hargraves '16 was on the Campus 

Hargraves '19 and Cook '21 were confined to 
the Infirmary last week with severe attacks of 
tonsilitis. Both have recovered and taken up 
their college work. 

Minot '19 has completed the required number 
of courses for his degree and has accepted a 
position on the staff of the Boston Herald. He 
will return in June for Commencement. 

Ensign Noel C. Little '17 was on the Campus 
last week. 

Lieut. Curtis Tuttle '13 of Calusa, Cal., who re- 
cently received his discharge at Camp Zachary 
Taylor, was on the Campus a few days ago. 

In a normal year we should be in the midst of 
first semester finals at this time. 

The Masque and Gown held the first meeting 
of the year Monday evening. A report of the 
meeting will be given later. 

According to the bulletin board fountain pens 
are becoming increasingly hard to keep track of. 



The name of a new victim appears almost every 

Skating- on the river has been fairly good the 
last few days and many students have been en- 
joying it. 

Brown '20 and Williams '21 have taken the 
agency for the Globe laundry and solicit student 

M3itt) tl)c JFacuIry 

President Sills attended the annual banquet of 
the New York Bowdoin Alumni, Friday evening, 
Jan. 31. 

Professor Woodruff preached at the Baptist 
Church at Livermore Falls, Sunday, Jan. 26. 

Professors Catlin, Hormell and McClean at- 
tended the Community Efficiency Conference at 
Augusta, Jan. 24, 25 and 26. 

Among the officers elected at the annual meet- 
ing of the Brunswick Benevolent Society, Jan. 22, 
were: Professor Woodruff, president ; Professor 
Mitchell, treasurer; and Professor Cram, auditor. 

Professor Hormell spoke at the Efficiency Con- 
ference in Augusta the week before last. 

Professor Stanwood, who has been occupying 
the residence of Captain A. F. Brown, recently 
moved into the residence of Mrs. George S. 
Little, on College street. 

Professor Woodruff addressed the Judiciary 
Committee of the Maine Legislature last Thurs- 
day in behalf of the bill to grant presidential 
suffrage to the women of Maine. 

Alumni JSotcs 

'62— Rev. Daniel W. Waldron, D.D., for forty 
years chaplain of the Massachusetts House of 
Representatives, by far the longest service of 
any clergyman in that capacity, died recently at 
his home in Roxbury at the age of seventy-eight 
years. He long was superintendent of the City 
Missionary Society, whose fresh air picnics and 
summer resting place for weary mothers at 
"Rosemary Cottage'" in Eliot, Me., are institu- 
tions which have benefited thousands. For fifty- 
eight years he was a preacher of the gospel, 
serving in pastorates at East Weymouth and East 
Boston. Dr. Waldron was born in Augusta, Me., 
on Nov. II, 1840, and received his early educa- 
tion in that city. He entered Bowdoin College 
in 1858, graduating in the Class of 1862. He 
saw service in the Navy under Dahlgren during 
the Civil War. After his war service he studied 
for two years at the Bangor Theological Semi- 
nary and one year at Andover, graduating in 

1866. He preached from different pulpits until 
1872 when he was appointed clerical missionary 
of the City Missionary Society of Boston in 
which work he continued until his death. Dr. 
Waldron was always a hard worker and spent 
his life in an effort to lighten the burdens of the 
poor and needy and bring light and hope into 
their lives. He was particularly successful in 
Christianizing the Chinese of the city. 

'69 — Word has been received of the death of 
Charles S. Conant, editor and owner of the 
Monte Vista Journal. Mr. Conant was a former 
resident of Auburn. His boyhood was passed 
on one of the wooded farms along the Androscog- 
gin. After finishing college, Mr. Conant taught 
school and later studied law. He was soon ad- 
mitted to the bar and practiced until going" West. 

'99 — Capt. W. Bean Moulton, Medical Corps, 
U.S.A., who was on duty at an evacuation hos- 
pital at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., awaiting overseas 
orders when the armistice was signed, has recent- 
ly been transferred to the surgical section of the 
U.S.A. General Hospital, No. 26, at Fort Des 
Moines, Iowa. 

'15 — Lieut. Robert P. Coffin of Brunswick has 
returned to this country after several months of 
service in France and is now at Fortress Monroe, 
Va., awaiting his discharge. 


February 20 — Freshman-Sophomore debate. 

February 22 — Bowdoin interscholastic track 

March 7 — Freshman-Sophomore meet. 

March 14 — Interfraternity meet. 

Mandolin rehearsals will be held every week 
on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 

Glee Club rehearsals will be held every week 
on Tuesday and Thursday at 4.30 p. m. 


Hall of Theta of Delta Kappa Epsilon: 

It is with deep regret that Theta Chapter of 
Delta Kappa Epsilon records the death of 
Brother George Stetson of the Class of 1898. 

Always active in the athletic interests of this 
college and in the affairs of his fraternity his loss 
is felt keenly by us. 

To his family in their bereavement Theta ex- 
presses her sincerest sympathy. 

Lewis W. Brown '20, 
Cornelius P. Rhoades '21, 
George J. Gumming '21, 

For the Chapter. 
January 16, 1919. 




NO. 22 


The election of Junior officers was held in the 
Union Monday, Feb. 3. The following officers 
were elected: President, Tracy S. Wood; vice- 
president, Archie O. Dostie ; secretary, Kenneth 
B. Coombs; treasurer, Edward H. Ellms ; orator, 
Richard K. McWilliams; poet, Delmont T. Dun- 
bar; odist, Jere Abbott; chaplain, Allan W. Con- 
stantine ; marshal, Leland H. Moses. 

Ivy Day Committee : Robert E. Cleaves, Jr. 
(chairman), Paul W. Smith, Justin S. McPart- 
land, Paul V. Mason, Lewis W. Brown and 
Myron H. Aver}'. The popular man was also 
elected but will not be announced until the Ivy 
Day exercises. 


The "Proc Night" which was held by the Class 
of 1921 last Thursday evening, Feb. 6, was en- 
tirely different from any previous affairs of that 
nature. Although somewhat belated in its ap- 
pearance on account of the war conditions which 
prevailed last fall, this event more than made 
up for its tardiness by its novelty and improve- 
ment on some of the well-worn practices. Instead 
of a simple paint, paste and paddle program, a 
carnival effect was worked in. Each house picked 
out a few; of its Freshmen and prepared them for 
stunts and skits with startling results. 

The event was held in the Hyde Athletic Build- 
ing where the Freshmen were the performers, the 
Sophomores were the stage directors and the two 
upper classes lined the board track as spectators. 
The first event was a grand parade of savages 
and fair ladies. Orientals and visitors from the 
east side of New York, baby carriages and wheel- 
barrows. An Arabian slave dealer leading an 
ostrich proved a star attraction. While the 
parade was in progress, the other Freshmen filed 
in, forming a line along one side of the cage. 

A table in the center of the arena proved a 
handy stage. Putnam '22 proved an excellent 
announcer as his raucous voice could be heard 
above the greatest confusion. While the rest of 
the class knelt with their faces to the ground 
in submission, Pugsley '22, attired in the con- 
ventional garb of the clergy, read and translated 

the "Proc." This masterpiece showed extra- 
ordinary linguistic abilities on the part of some 

After the reading every Freshman not in the 
pageant was put through a few preliminaries, 
given his "Proc" and sent through the gauntlet 
of Sophomore paddles. Among the stunts that 
followed were clever take-offs on several college 
characters. Among the skits Theda Bara 
with her Nubian Mutes and the Arabian Trio 
were the most popular. Another number on the 
program which excited considerable amusement 
was the pie-throwing contest. Cook '21 auctioned 
off pieces of custard and squash pie which the 
purchasers had the privilege of hurling at a 
freshman's grinning countenance projected 
through a hole in a sheet. Some of the con- 
testants proved good marksmen as Whitney '22 
can testify. After the stunts these actors were 
put through the line of paddles and given their 

The committee on arrangements was composed 
of Parent (chairman), Buker, Haines, Hatch,. 
Lovell, Leydon, McGown, Perkins, Schonland, 
Thomson, Wakefield, Woodward and Young. A 
committee of Cook, Halpin, Omerod and Ryder 
arranged the program. 

The affair was such a marked success that not 
only the upperclassmen but even the Freshmen 
enjoyed the occasion, and it seems to be the 
general opinion of the student body that next 
year's Sophomores should adopt and develop the 
same general idea. 


The Sophomore Class, acting upon advice from' 
the Student Council, is creating a new organiza- 
tion. This is to consist of one sophomore from 
each fraternity and one from among the non- 
fraternity group. This council will hold monthly 
meetings where all complaints made against the 
conduct of freshmen will be brought to their at- 
tention by members of the upper classes. After 
he has been accused, the council will vote to send 
him a warning or to acquit him. In case a 
freshman receives such a warning from this body 
and does not improve his conduct the matter will 



be placed in the hands of his fraternity as a 
whole or the sophomores m his particular fra- 
ternity and his case will be disposed of by them 
as they see fit. Membership to this council will 
be a Bugle honor. It is expected that this method 
of dealing with the unruly freshmen will be more 
efficient and at the same time fairer to them 
than any other method that has been tried here. 


The Friars, a Junior honorary society, held its 
annual initiation and banquet at the Congress 
Square Hotel, Portland, last Saturday evening, 
Feb. 8. The men initiated from the Class of 
1920 were Robert E. Cleaves, Willard M. Cook, 
Cornelius P. Rhoades, Tracy S. Wood, and Emer- 
son W. Zeitler. The initiation and banquet was 
followed by a theatre party at Keiths. 

The retiring members of the society from the 
Class of 1919 are Lewis A. Burleigh, Jr., Albion 
R. Caspar, Grant B. Cole, Myron R. Grover, 
Donald S. Higgins, and Charles M. Sprague. 

The initiates were selected for the following 
activities : Cornelius P. Rhoades, varsity foot- 
ball; Robert E. Cleaves, Athletic and Student 
Council and captain of varsity track; Willard M. 
Cook, varsity baseball and Student Council; 
Tracy S. Wood, manager of football and Junior 
Class president ; and Emerson K. Zeitler, candi- 
date for both varsity football and baseball. 

The Abraxas, a Junior society, held its annual 
initiation and banquet at the Lafayette Hotel, 
Portland, on the same night. The initiates were 
Rolland C. Farnum, Robert T. Burr, Everett A. 
Allen, Archie O. Dostie, William W. Curtis, 
Henry W. Lamb, John A. E. McClave, Richard 
K. McWilliams, and Paul W. Smith. 

Members of the Abraxas who attended the 
initiation and banquet were Daniel F. Mahoney, 
Louis B. McCarthy, Fred P. Hall, Jr., Frederick 
O. Johnson, Orren S. Donnell, Reginald T. Small, 
and graduate member Lieut. Ralph W. Pendleton 
'18. After the banquet the members attended a 
theatre party at Keith's. 


Up-to-date returns indicate that about twenty- 
five men have not yet paid their blanket tax. 
Most of these, it is noted, are non-fraternity men, 
whom the older and more influential men have 
not been able to reach. 

Now the payment of this tax is just as im- 
portant to the college as is the payment of any 
tax to a municipality, and it ought to be regarded 
not as an evil to be avoided but as a privilege, or 

at least as a patriotic duty. Few, if any, of these 
delinquents would refrain from taking their share 
of the glory of Bowdoin teams, but if these things 
are worth having they are also worth paying for. 
It is the intention of the Board of Managers 
to call before it all men who have failed to re- 
spond and to publish in the columns of this paper 
the names of those who are found able to pay 
the tax. 


President Sills recently received a telegram 
from Professor Bell who was then in a port of 
embarkation in France stating that he would be 
back to College this month. All the students will 
be glad to welcome him back to Bowdoin. Pro- 
fessor Bell left college in the spring of 1917 to 
enter the Officers' Training Camp at Plattsburg 
where he later won his lieutenancy. He was as- 
signed to the Intelligence Department of the 
Army at Washington whence he was later sent 


The members of the Baseball Club held their 
first meeting in the Union Wednesday evening, 
Jan. 29, with the following varsity baseball men 
present: Caspar '19, Grover '19, F. Hall '19, Mc- 
Carthy '19, Racine '19, Small '19, Cook '20, A. 
Hall '20, Mason '20, and Cole '19, manager of 
last year's team. 

Donnell '19, who was the captain-elect of last 
year's team, but who was called into the service 
before the opening of the season, was agani 
elected captain. Baseball prospects were also 


Owing to the fact that a memorial service had 
been previously held in honor of Colonel Roose- 
velt, the chapel service of last Sunday afternoon 
was not the service of tribute for which that day 
had been set aside. Instead, President Sills took 
the occasion to speak on the theme of political 
interest and political duty, a subject which Mr. 
Roosevelt has always considered very important. 

The President likened the duty of an American 
as a citizen to his duty as a soldier, and demon- 
strated that the first ought to be just as carefully 
observed as the second. In substance he said 
that the politically disinterested man with a 
liberal education is not a fit man to claim citizen- 
ship. It is a time now when every man is needed 
for service in good government; when every 
energetic citizen should seriously consider every 



local, state, or national question. It is a time 
when the honest and the courageous man is very- 
valuable to any government. It is no time for 
those who have been taught to think hard and 
clearly to be remaining idle. It is rather an age 
when every mentally competent individual ought 
to be very much alive. We think of our flag 
today as the symbol of liberty, but it does not 
follow that it will continue to stand unless the 
intelligent American is willing to make himself 
responsible at every opportunity for the welfare 
of the nation. 


The annual Y. M. C. A. conference for Maine 
boys, which is to be held in Brunswick this year, 
will center itself around the college. The meet- 
ings will cover the period from Feb. 28 to March 
2, and will be led by Mr. Cobb of the Portland 
Y. M. C. A. who is a man of wide experience in 
such work. 

About three hundred boys are expected to at- 
tend the conference and it is planned to quarter 
about one_ hundred and twenty-five in the college 
dormitories. The affair promises to be one 
worthy of attention, and it -is hoped that the stu- 
dents will help in every way possible to make it a 
grand success. 


A telegram was received last Wednesday an- 
nouncing the death from wounds in France on 
Oct. 4, of William Frye Martin of the Class of 
1919. "Bill," as he was commonly known at 
college, was one of the first Bowdoin men to en- 
list, first serving in the Coast Patrol and later 
in the Medical Corps. He had been in France 
for many months. He was the son of William 
P. Martin '80 and was named for his grandfather, 
the late Hon. William P. Frye. He was manager 
of the class football team freshman year and of 
the class track team, sophomore year. Junior 
year he was elected to the Ivy Day committee, 
but was called to the service before the day of 
the exercises. He was a member of the Alpha 
Delta Phi fraternity^ and the U. O. society. 


With the Sophomore-Freshman meet coming 
off March 7 and the Interfraternity meet March 
14, Coach Magee is anxious that all men who in- 
tend to come out for competition in the two meets 
shall report at once. He will refuse to allow any 
man to compete who shall not have had ap- 
proximately four weeks of training. This is ab- 

solutely necessary in order that the past stand- 
ards of high grade competition may be lived up 

Coach Magee is fast getting the relay men into 
shape for the B. A. A. meet, March i. During 
the past week "Jack" has given them considerable 
outdoor work. The men are showing up well 
and some exceptional material is being uncovered. 
The squad is being rapidly cut down to include 
only the most promising men. Time trials were 
held last Saturday for the following men : Casey 
'19, Foulke '19, McCarthy '19, Cleaves '20, Cook 
'20, Cousins '20, Dostie '20, Allen '21, Thomson 
'21, Hunt '22, Partridge '22, and Woodbury '22. 


A call has been issued to all men interested in 
fencing, and it is hoped that several candidates 
will respond, whether they have had previous ex- 
perience or not. Practice will be held in the 
fencing room of the Gymnasium at hours which 
will be announced later. 

If sufficient interest and ability is shown in the 
sport, the team will arrange to fence against 
Harvard and Columbia. A movement is now on 
foot to take up with the Athletic Council the 
matter of entitling those members of the team 
who are successful in winning bouts, to wear 
their letters. Under the existing conditions, 
members of the fencing team are allowed to wear 
their "B" only on their fencing jacket, but it is 
very probable that the new plan will meet with 
the approval of the Council, and men who rep- 
resent Bowdoin in this sport will be entitled to 
their letter. 

Dr. Whittier is a very enthusiastic supporter 
of fencing, and is confident that a great deal of 
interest will be shown in it this year. 

Equipment may be obtained by having it 
checked by Hargraves '19, at 29 North Maine. 


Among the interesting new books at the 
Library are two by Bowdoin alumni which are 
well worth reading. They are : "Four Years 
in the White North" by MacMillan '98 and 
"Manual of the Military German" by Ray W. 
Pettengill '05. Some other books of interest are 
the Autobiography of Henry Adams, "Faith of 
France" by Barres, and "Flaming Crucible" by 
Fribourg, both war books of unusual merit. In 
addition there is "State Papers and Addresses" 
by Woodrow Wilson. 




Published Every Tuesday During the Col- 
legiate Year by The Bowdoin 
Publishing Company 
In the Interest of the Students of 


Clyde E. Stevens, 1919 
Leland M. Goodrich, 1920 

Managing Editor 

department and associate editors 
Harry Helson, 1921 With the Faculty 

John L. Berry, 1921 Alumni Notes 

Norman W. Haines, 1921 On the Campus 

Louis W. Doherty, 1919 
Philip E. Goodhue, 1920 
Cloyd E. Small, 1920 
Russell M. McGown, 192 i 
Frank A. St. Clair, 1921 
Crosby E. Redman, 1921 
George E. Houghton, 1921 

Contributions are requested from all under- 
graduates, alumni and faculty. All communica- 
tions must be submitted to the editor-in-chief be- 
fore noon of the Saturday preceding date of 
issue. No anonymous contributions can be ac- 

All communications regarding subscriptions 
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per year, in advance. Single copies, 10 cents. 


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Kenneth S. Boardman, 1921 Assistant Manager 

Vol. XLVIII. FEBRUARY 11, 1919. No. 22 

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


In last week's Orient it was stated that only 
about 70 per cent, of the students had paid the 
Blanket Tax at that time. In response to that 
notice a number of men have since made ar- 
rangements with the Board of Managers either 
to pay their obligation now, or to secure an ex- 
tension, but the number of members of the A. S. 
B. C. is still much lower than usual. 

A few years ago it was stated in these 

columns that only seven or eight students, out of 
nearly 400 in college, had failed to pay their 
$7.50 for the support of Bowdoin's undergradu- 
ate activities. Since that time it has been con- 
stantly growing more necessary to "follow-up" 
the delinquents, until the present time when 
nearly a quarter of the men in college are non- 
members of the A. S. B. C. What is the dif- 
ficulty? Are the Bowdoin men of today less 
loyal to their college? We believe that they are 
still loyal, but why then do they fail to support 
her activities? 

To be sure, the present system of collection is 
not perfect, but it is the best plan tried out thus 
far and we should back it to the utmost. We 
should not fall down in our duty and fail to sup- 
port our activities through indifference or inertia, 
whichever it may be. Under the existing mode 
of collecting this money there will always be a 
few dodging payment of the tax, who could af- 
ford it as well as the majority who pay on time, 
although it would seem as if loss of all rights 
and privileges of membership in the A. S. B. C 
would be sufficient penalty to deter men from 
wilfully evading payment. 

The Sophomores, in their long-delayed Proc- 
lamation Night, have proved that such an event 
can be carried out successfully in the Athletic 
Building. On account of the S.A.T.C., it was 
impossible to have the ceremonies at the usual 
time last fall, and the season of year prevented 
an outdoor celebration at this time. But these 
facts seem to have added interest to "Proc" Night, 
in that the Sophomores got busy and created a 
new feature in the various stunts and "hits" 
upon familiar college characters. The entire pro- 
gram was well planned and executed, even to the 
usual running of the gauntlet. As bystanders and 
disinterested (?) spectators, we compliment those 
who had charge of this year's ceremonies, and 
suggest that future committees consider making 
the stunts a permanent feature of "Proc" Night. 


A new bulletin has just been sent to every 
Bowdoin alumnus that contains some notes of 
interest to the student body and all those in- 
terested in the welfare of Bowdoin. In the first 
place it announces the dates of Commencement 
and virges every alumnus to come back to the 
campus this year for a grand Victory Com- 
mencement in honor of the eleven hunderd Bow- 
doin men who offered themselves in the Great 


War. Commencement Day will be Monday, June 
23. Class Day comes Friday, June 20, and 
Alumni Day, Saturday, June 21. 

There is also an appeal for the Alumni to make 
up a deficit of $10,000 in the college treasury 
caused by unsettled war conditions. At the same 
time it is planned to start an Alumni Fund to be 
contributed to annually by all the alumni who 
wish, in gifts of any size. The proceeds of this 
fund are to be used for various purposes in im- 
proving the college. This year's contributions 
should be sent to Samuel B. Furbish, Brunswick, 
Me., before March 31, when the financial year 

There is also a statement in the bulletin con- 
cerning a proposed Memorial to the Bowdoin men 
who paid the supreme sacrifice for their country 
and the world. The committee working on this, 
and to whom suggestions should be sent is com- 
posed of Henry H. Pierce '96, W. W. Lawrence 
'98, and Arthur G. Staples '82. 


The reunion and banquet of the Bowdoin 
Alumni Association of Portland, to be held at the 
Congress Square Hotel, Saturday, Feb. 15, will 
partake of the nature of a victory reunion, and 
will be one of the most interesting events of the 
winter. Many of the alumni who have been m 
the Army or Navy have returned and vrill 'je 
present, and an enthusiastic reception has been 
planned for them. 

In addition it is expected to have for speakers 
Robie Stevens '06 who was in Petrograd with 
Henry Emery '92 at the time of the most stirring 
events in the Russian capital, and Edward S. 
Anthoine '02, who attended thefamous French 
artillery school at Soumar, and saw service at 
the front for a considerable period. 

Another feature of the occasion will be the 
enthusiastic greeting to President Kenneth C. M. 
Sills from the members of the association, who 
naturally feel a- certain proprietary pride in his 
appointment to that office. 

There is every indication that the banquent will 
be the largest in the history of the association. 
Last year the banquet was omitted on account of 
war conditions so that this will be the first time 
that so large a group of Bowdoin men has gotten 
together for two years. 

The association asks all men who intend to be 
present to communicate with Harrison Chapman 
'12 of Portland, the secretary, in order that 
proper arrangements may be made. 


The Class of 1889 is planning to celebrate its 
thirtieth anniversary with a reunion at Com- 
mencement next June. This class has held six 
previous reunions, on the occasions of its third 
and fifth anniversaries, and every five years 
thereafter, and has always had a large percentage 
of attendance. Four of the 46 members have 
died since graduation, and only one in the last 
twenty years which is regarded as an unusual 
record. Although coming under the hea<l of 
■'old grads" the class has sent two men overseas 
for war service : Professor George T. Files, who 
has been engaged in Y. M. C. A. work; and 
Mervyn A. Rice, formerly of Rockland, an officer 
in the Ordnance Department, U.S.A. The class 
secretary is William M. Emerj' of the Fall River 


Ten alumni represent Bowdoin in the Maine 
State Legislature in the present session; two in 
the Senate; eight in the House. 

Rupert H. Baxter '94, in college the secretary- 
treasurer of his class, occupies one of the seats 
in the Senate. Mr. Baxter is a staunch Repub- 
lican and a member of the Republican State Com- 
mittee. Freeman D. Dearth '87, occupies an- 
other seat. While in college he was captain of 
the varsity nine. Also a Republican he acquired 
his experience in the Bath Municipal Court and 
in the House. 

Prominent among the members of the House 
is Percival P. ' Baxter '98, known in college as 
baseball manager, member of the Orient Board, 
and founder of the Quill. He has had 
previous legislative experience in both House and 
Senate. Charles A. Corliss '83, Democrat, has 
had experience in the two preceding sessions of 
the Legislature. Frank G. Farrington '94, who 
covered left field on the baseball team during 
his college course and was a member of the 
Athletic Council, has been prominent in the 
municipal affairs of Augusta. Besides being 
United States Commissioner, he has acted as Sec- 
retary to the Maine Senate and at present is 
Speaker of the House. Stetson H. Hussey '11, 
was a member of the Bugle Board and Glee Club. 
He has had wide experience as a lawyer. James 
B. Perkins '03, varsity football and debating man, 
Democrat, has been active in town and county 
affairs. Frederic B. Peabody '00, a graduate of 
the Medical School, has interested himself in 



town affairs, especially the public schools. Charles 
E. Williams '78, another Medical School gradu- 
ate and founder and emeritus surgeon of the 
Central Maine General Hospital, has had experi- 
ence as mayor of Lewiston and in the preceding, 
session of the House. Emery G. Wilson '98, who 
in his day was a Bowdoin backstop, was a mem- 
ber of the preceding Legislature and of the Legal 
Advisory Board. 


At a meeting of the Intercollegiate Associa- 
tion of Amateur Athletics of America, held at 
New York yesterday, several important recom- 
m.endations were made. The most important of 
these was that all members of the Student Army 
Training Corps who continued in college with- 
out interruption and all students who entered 
the service or engaged in war work will be 
eligible for competition in intercollegiate ath- 
letic contests this year. This will be presented 
for adoption to the annual convention of thac 
organization which will be held at the Columbia 
University Club on March i. One stipulation 
was made, however, which requires that the men 
should be reported back to their universities by 
January 6 and that those still in service be back 
in college within three weeks after their dis- 
charge or resignation but not later than April i. 


The third biennial Community Efficiency Con- 
ference of the State of Maine was held on Fri- 
day, Saturday and Sunday, January 24, 25, 26, 
1919, in Augusta, under the auspices of the State 
Y. M. C. A. The leading business men from all 
over the state gathered to plan a great recon- 
struction era and to discuss more efficient ways 
of carrying on the life and industries of the 
state. In addition to these business men, there 
were student delegates from the colleges repre- 
senting the probable leaders of the state in the 
ne.xt thirty years. 

Bowdoin was represented both in its faculty 
and student body. Professors Catlin, Hormell 
and McClean represented the faculty. The stu- 
dents present were McClave '19, Sawyer '19, Sul- 
livan '19, Wass '19, Avery '20, Berry '20, Brown 
'20, Cleaves '20, Davies '20, Boardman '21, Clif- 
ford '21, Cole '21, Garden '21, Gibson '21, Mc- 
Gown '21, Thompson '22, and Webster '22. 

The conference sessions opened on Friday af- 
ternoon with an informal meeting between Har- 
rmgton Emerson, the efficiency expert and the 

business men. That evening the opening ban- 
quet was held in the Gj'mnasium of the Y. M. 
C, A. Horace C. Day of Auburn, chairman of 
the State Committee of the Y. M. C. A. was- 
presiding. The delegates were welcomed and of- 
fered the hospitality of the city in a few words 
of greeting from the Mayor, Hon. Burleigh 
Martin '10. Then, special speakers gave brief 
addresses on the purposes of the conference in 
various fields of activity. Mr. E. B. Saunders, 
of the Simonds Mfg. Co., Fitchburg, Mass, rep- 
resented the industrial field. Mr. Henry Israel 
of New York, editor of Rural Manhood, spoke 
in behalf of rural development, and Harrington 
Emerson gave a few pointers on efficiency in all 
lines of business. The conference was delighted 
to have Governor Milliken a guest, but owing 
to a recent heavy cold, he was unable to speak. 
The principal address of the evening was given 
by that noted publicist, political leader, and social 
worker, Raymond Robins, who began at the bot- 
tom and fought his way to wealth and success 
until now he is conceded to be one of the ablest 
speakers on political and social conditions in the 
world. This was his first public address since 
his recent return from Russia on a mission of 
the government. He thrilled the audience with 
his vivid portrayal of social, political and eco- 
nomic conditions as they now are and as they 
ought to be in "The New Democracy," which 
was the title of his address. 

Saturday morning the conference sessions were 
continued at the Y. M. C. A. with a more de- 
tailed program in regard to the health and wel- 
fare of the laboring people of Maine. Dr. H. E. 
Hitchcock of Augusta, of the State Department 
of Health, spoke on "Fighting the Social Evil." 
He was followed by Dr. L. D. Bristol of Au- 
gusta who outlined a program for improving 
health conditions. Mr. E. M. Hamlin of Milo 
gave some brief suggestions in regard to the 
"Welfare of Industrial Workers." Then came 
two addresses by the efficiency specialists from 
outside the state, Mr. Saunders and Mr. Emerson. 

The dynamic factor of the whole conference 
was introduced Saturday noon in the person of 
Fred B. Smith of New York. He is now con- 
nected with the H. Johns Manville Co. and has 
just returned from Red Triangle work in can- 
tonments both on this side of the water and 
"over there." He brought a stirring message 
as to the relations between the people at home 
and the returning soldiers. 

Saturday evening Professor Hormell brought 
forth some valuable suggestions for improving 



the municipal governments of our Maine towns. 
Sunday evening a big mass meeting was held 
in the City Hall. Governor Milliken was pre- 
siding and introduced Fred Smith to the citizens 
of Augusta. His topic was "Is the War Won?" 
which he handled in his usual masterly fashion. 
He brought forth the fact that although the war 
was won in many ways and particularly in over- 
coming German}-, if America and the world 
failed to profit by this aroused national spirit 
and failed to undertake a tremendous reconstruc- 
tion movement for the improvement of the world 
— if we failed in this, the war is not yet won. 

i)n tDe Campus 

,0. L. Berry '19 and J. L. Berry '21, attended a 
fraternity initiation at the Chi Psi lodge in Am- 
herst last week. 

The Chemical Club has not yet been reor- 
ganized, and owing to existing conditions will 
probably not be until next year. 

Lieut. Robert P. Coffin '15 has returned to 
Brunswick after his discharge from the service. 
He plans to go to Oxford in April for further 
study to complete his term as a Rhodes Scholar. 

The following men were on the Campus recent- 
ly: Lieut. Campbell '17, Lieut. Niven '16, L. G. 
Whittier '13, G. H. Blake '18, R. C. Tuttle ex-'ig, 
F. E. Whalen '18 and E. R. Stratton '16. 

McCullock '19 has returned to college after 
service overseas as junior grade lieutenant in the 

The Masque and Gown met on Monday even- 
ing to select a play for this year's performances. 
New members were also elected to the club. 

Harrington '18 was on the Campus for a few 
days last week. 

The Classical Club will meet at the home of 
Dean Nixon on Thursday evening, Feb. 13. 

Pendleton '18 was on the Campus last Friday. 

Edwards '19, Cole '21, and Pendexter '21 are 
included in the cast of "It Pays To Advertise" 
which is to be presented by the Brunswick Dra- 
matic Club on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the Cumber- 
land Theatre. 

The Madisses Club of the College church will 
give a Valentine party in the Town hall on Fri- 
day evening, Feb. 14. The proceeds of the affair, 
which is to include dancing, will be used for 
charitable purposes. 

at Boston, Wednesday evening. 

President Sills was elected chairman of the 
executive committee of the Maine State League 
to Enforce Peace, at Augusta, last Thursday. 

Professor Mitchell spoke at the Farmington 
Congregational Church, Sunday, in observance 
of Roosevelt Day. 

Professor Davis addressed a Boy Scout Rally 
at Richmond, Sunday evening. 

The Town and College Club met with Mr. 
Cone in Topsham, Friday night. Many of the 
faculty were present and took an active part in 
the discussion of town affairs. 

Professor Woodruff preached at the High 
Street Congregational Church of Auburn, Sun- 
day. His subject was in keeping with the ob- 
servance of Roosevelt Day. 

Mr. Wilder announces that a new Faculty and 
Student Directory has just been prepared. Copies 
may be obtained upon application at the Library- 

axaitj) tfte Jfacultp 

Professor Burnett attended the Amherst alumni 
dinner held in honor of Governor Calvin Coolidge 

alumni iQotes 

'06 — A boat song composed by Giovanni 
Romilli (Romilly Johnson) was recently sung 
for a Victor record by Geraldine Farrar. 

'18 — Robert Albion who has been home since 
his discharge from the service is to take up work 
for the National City Bank and is leaving shortly 
for New York to assume his duties. Mr. Albion 
received his commission as lieutenant at Camp 
Lee, Va. 

'89 — Rev. Charles F. Hershey has completed 
25 years as city missionary of New Bedford, 
Mass., as was recalled at a meeting of the City- 
Mission Society, held Jan. 8. Rev. Hershey re- 
ported on the work of the society since its found- 
ing in 1894. He spoke of the excellent work 
done through the medium of the Boy and Girl 
Scouts ; of the "Homes" for both men and 
women; of the Clinics, which have reflected such 
great credit on the society and the men and 
women at its head. After a short history of the 
Mission he closed his speech with the plea that 
everyone continue to stand behind the society 
to the last ounce of their strength and that the 
wonderful work go on with renewed vigor. 

'09 — Raymond E. Merrill who was appointed 
director of education in the Springfield Y. M. C. 
A. sometime ago took charge of his department 
last week. He graduated from Bowdoin in the 
Class of 1909 and for the past few years has been 
professor of science and mathematics at North- 
eastern College. Science is Mr. Merrill's specialty 
and he is a strong advocate of mathematical 



training as a basis for all education. All the 
courses at the Y. M. C. A., including those under 
the State Board of University Extension, will be 
under his supervision from now on. 


Feb. IS — Portland Alumni Association Ban- 

Feb. 20 — Freshman-Sophomore Debate in Hub- 
bard Hall. 

Feb. 22 — Bowdoin Interscholastic Track Meet. 

Feb.. 28 to March 2— State Boys' Y. M. C. A. 

March i— B. A. A. Meet. 

March 7 — Freshman-Sophomore Track Meet. 

March 14 — Interfraternity Track Meet. 

Mandolin rehearsals will be held every week 
on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 

Glee Club rehearsals will be held every week 
on Tuesday and Thursday at 4.30 p. m. 

Class of 1916. For him life had just begun and 
his passing brings to us of the Lambda a sense 
of intimate, personal loss. 

For his family, in their bereavement, we feel 
the deepest sympathy and compassion. 
Lloyd Osborne Colter, 
Orrin Smith Donnell, 
Roy Anderson Foulke, 

For the Chapter. 


Hall of Lambda of Zeta Psi: 

It is with poignant sorrow that we record the 
death of Brother Everett Warren Bacon of the 

Hall of Alpha Rho of Kappa Sigma: 

With deep sorrow we learn of the death of 
Brother Harry E. Gribben, of the Class of 1897, 
after a short sickness from pneumonia. He was 
a charter member of this chapter, and a graduate 
of Bowdoin Medical School in 1901. He was 
prominent in his profession which he has 
practiced in Rockland since 1905, where he has 
many devoted friends. 

To these and to his family Alpha Rho extends 
its deepest sympathy. 

Fred Philander Hall, Jr. '19, 

Leland Harper Moses '20, 

Luke Halpin '21, 

For the Chapter. 




Summer positions for college men. 
Application blanks may be obtained 
of "CT' ALBERT, '19, 

3 South Maine. 






In preparation for the coming Interfraternit}' 
Track Meet which will be held in the Gym Fri- 
day night, March 14, Coach ''Jack" Magee called 
a meeting of the members of the ten fraternities 
in the nion last Thursday evening to talk over 
the plans for the meet and the rules governing 
it. Three men from each fraternity represented 
the different chapters. 

Coach Magee in a preliminary talk said that 
the object of the meet was to unearth promising 
material for the varsity track squad and other 
athletic activities. This will replace the inter- 
class meet and it is hoped that in the future it 
will become a yearly event. 

The meet will be run along practically the 
same lines as the inter-class and inter-collegiate 
meets. A shield will be given to the house which 
wins the meet. The shield will be either given 
by the faculty and will be known as the Faculty 
Shield or will be put up by the Athletic Associa- 
tion. The fraternity winning the meet will be 
given the shield to hold permanently and will not 
be transferred next year in case another house 
wins the meet. 

The chief feature of the meet will be the in- 
terfraternity relay races. The races will be run 
in heats and a representative from each fraternity 
will draw for their places in the different heats. 
The winners of the heats wi'l run again for the 
championship. A cup will be awarded to the 
team winning the race. 

Each man who qualifies must enter at least two 
events. A month's preliminary training will be 
required before anyone can qualify. 


Coach "Jack" Magee and Manager Lewis W. 
Brown of the Bowdoin track team are making 
preparations to handle a large crowd of athletes 
at the seventh annual Interscholastic Track Meet 
which will be staged this coming Saturday in the 
Gj'm. The fact that the Athletic Council at its 

meeting last Thursday voted to suspend the 
ruling which provided that a contestant must be 
a member of the school in which he is entered 
at least three months immediately prior to the 
date of the meet will increase the entry list to a 
large extent. This ruling takes in only the men 
who have been in service and could not receive 
their discharge in time to return to school. 

Up to Saturday night seven schools had already 
returned their entry blanks and by the time the 
whole 14 schools are heard from it is expected 
the athletes will number fully 100. The schools 
already entered are Hebron Academy, Portland 
High, Leavitt Institute, Gardiner High, Lincoln 
Academy, Maine Central Institute and Thornton 
Academy. The schools yet to be heard from at 
the time of going to press are Westbrook Semi- 
nary, Deering High, Brunswick High, Rockland 
High, Lewiston High, Edward Little High and 
Rumford High. 

The exact calibre of the teams entered is as 
yet unknown due to recent war conditions. The 
greater part of the big point winners in the 
meets for the past two years are either in service 
or have graduated. From present indications it 
appears that Hebron Academy and Maine Cen- 
tral Institute will be the topnotchers in the meet, 
with Hebron having a little the edge on its op- 
ponent. Captain Clement Munce of the big 
Green team, who equalled the record last year 
in the 220-yard dash will be Hebron's big man 
this year. Munce will be pushed to the limit by 
Clarence Emery, star athlete of the M. C. I. 
aggregation and it is expected that Emery will 
be the individual star of the meet. By the fore- 
cast now it is not expected that the present 
records will be changed much, except perhaps in 
the mile which was a new event last year. Leath 
of Hebron won this event last year in 4m 49 4-5S, 
which is not a fast mark. The list of events on 
the card for Saturday are 40-yard dash, 45-yard 
hurdles, 220-yard dash, 440-yard dash, 880-yard 
run, mile run, 12-pound shot put, running high 
jump, running broad jump and pole vault. 

The meet will start at 2.15 sharp. The list of 
officials is as yet uncomplete but includes the 
names of Jack Magee, William O'Connell and 
Woodbury Howe. 



Extensive preparations are being made by the 
committees in charge to make the Maine State 
Y. M. C. A. Conference which will convene here 
at the College on Friday night, Feb. 28, for a 
three days' session, the most sticcessful confer- 
ence ever held. 

Backed by the Student Council and the faculty 
the committees are now formulating plans to 
house and entertain the 300 delegates who will 
be in attendance from 50 prep schools and high 
schools of Maine. The plan now is to house 150 
of the delegates on the campus in the dormi- 
tories, each room to entertain at least one dele- 
gate and more if possible. The other 150 dele- 
gates will be cared for by the town people of 
Brunswick through the co-operation of the 
churches. The delegates will eat according to 
the plan at the different fraternity houses. 

Secretary F. C. Cobb, representative of the 
State Y. M. C. A., was here last week in con- 
ference with the officials relative to the plans 
and the program for the three days' session. The 
conference will be officially opened Friday even- 
ing in Memorial Hall with .1 banquet served to 
the delegates. The preparations for the banquet 
are in charge of the Madisses Club of the Con- 
gregational Church. Following the banquet 
speeches will be in order for the remainder of the 
evening and all the college students are invited 
to be present. 

The conference will continue hrough Saturday 
with speeches and lectures by several prominent 
laymen of the country. A committee from the 
Student Council is in charge of the athletic pro- 
gram which will claim the airention of the dele- 
gates on Saturday afternoon. The conference 
will close Sunday evening with stirring addresses 
by prominent speakers. The closing meeting will 
be in charge of Jefferson Smith of the State 
Y. M. C. A. 

Chairmen of the sub-committees for the con- 
ference have been selected and include enter- 
tainment committee for the town. Cole '19; en- 
tertainment committee for the campus, Zeitler 
'20 ; printing committee. Young '21 ; finance com- 
mittee, Haynes '19; registration committee, 
Coburn '19; reception committee, McGown '21; 
and music committee. Professor Edward H. 


At the meeting of the Student Council last 
Tuesday night it was decided to hold the big 

rally which always precedes the interscholastic 
meet on Friday evening Feb. 21, in Memorial 
Hall, at 7 o'clock. 

The council voted in favor of the organization 
of a Student Forum and elected a committee, 
comprising Foulke '19, chairman, and Paul 
bate. The judges will be announced the even- 
ing of the debate. 


The annual Sophomore-Freshman debate will 
take place in Hubbard Hall Thursday evening. 
The question under discussion is : Resolved, 
that, assuming the organization of a force 
auxiliary to the regular army, a reserve officers' 
training corps should be established at Bowdoin 
during 1919-20. The Sophomores will uphold 
the affirmative of the question and the Freshmen 
the negative. 

The Sophomore team is composed of Young, 
Hatch, Laughlin, and Haines, alternate. The 
Freshmen team includes Merry, Thayer, Welch, 
and Ludden, alternate. Roy A. Foulke, president 
of the Debating Council, will preside at the de- 
bate. The judges will be announced that even- 


The Y. M. C. A. Cabinet composed of three 
members from the Senior, Junior and Sophomore 
classes has been selected for the coming season 
by the officials of the organization and includes 
Cole, Coburn and Haynes, Senior members; 
EUms, Goodrich and Zeitler, Junior members; 
McGown, Haines and Young, Sophomore mem- 
bers. McGown '21 was chosen recording secre- 


The U. Q. Freshman Society held a very en- 
joyable dance in the Union for the members and 
their invited guests last Friday evening. Ap- 
proximately thirty-five couples were present. 

The patronesses were Mrs. Kenneth C. M. Sills 
and Mrs. Alfred O. Gross. ITolbrook's Orchestra 
furnished the music for an order of 20 dances 
and two extras. The committee in charge of the 
affair was composed of C. Montell Harmon 
(chairman), Lawrence F. Merrill and Jeffrey 
Richardson, Jr. 

Among those present were the Misses Elizabeth 
Nash, Lois Haskell, Sarah Wheeler, Isabelle Pol- 
lard, Celia McKinley, Alexina La Pointe, Lorette 



La Pointe, Eveleen Priest, Mabel Beach and 
Pearl Haskett, all of Brunswick; Harriet Jack- 
son, Phyllis Wyman, Marion Small of Bath; 
Mary Townsend, Marion LeGiow, Ruth Merrill, 
Dorothy Churchill, Caroline James, Jeannette 
Becket, Mildred Kingsley, Elizabeth Freeman of 
Portland; Frances Ellinwood of Augusta; 
Dorothy Ellms, Norine Brown, Blanche Plummer 
of Auburn. 


The college had the opportunity of hearing an 
unusually interesting and inspiring address given 
by Major Allen of the British Army in chapel 
Saturday morning. Major Allen has served his 
country since the early part of 1915 and has been 
wounded in action three times. At present he is 
traveling in this country, giving addresses. He 
is a typical Britisher with a sincere friendship 
and admiration for this country as shown by his 

He began his lecture with an introspection of 
conditions during the early part of the war, 
expressing his belief that few, if any, knew how 
near the Germans came to realizing their am- 
bition of crushing all Europe in three months. 
"Military authorities of all the nations in the 
Entente," said Mayor Allen, "have been mystified 
to this day concerning the sudden and unexpected 
retreat of the Hun hordes when they seemed to 
have Paris within their grasp." The major gave 
as his private opinion the intercession of Provi- 
dence upon the side of the Allies. He continued 
in a vivid description of the conditions which the 
British faced at the beginning of histilities, with 
no army, and above all things, no artillery. "The 
British guns," affirmed the speaker, "were al- 
lowed only five shots per gun per day, an al- 
lowance which had absolutely no effect upon the 
advancing Huns." 

An absorbing account of of his personal 
experiences followed, and the speaker finished 
his address with a plea for better understanding 
between his country and the United States. "We 
have ties, much stronger than those of speech," 
he said, "common customs, and above all common 
ideals of liberty and democracy. If Germany 
can succeed in her effort to divide the two 
greatest nations on the earth, she will have won 
a moral victory in this war. We must defeat 
this end by a closer friendship and a more mutual 
understanding than has ever before existed be- 
tween these two countries." 


The members of the Masque and Gown met 
last week and organized for the coming season. 
The following officers were chosen : Sprince '20, 
president; Asnault '20, manager; Cole, '21, and 
Pendexter '21, assistant managers. 

The choice of a play for the coming season 
is now under consideration hy the members of 
the organization. Three possible plays are be- 
ing considered, they being "The Man From 
Mexico," "Stop Thief" and "Full House." As 
yet the selection has not been made. A call for 
candidates for the trials will be issued shortly. 


At a meeting of the Rifle Club held last week 
officers were elected and plans were laid for the 
coming season. The officers chosen were : Allen 
'21, president; Low '20, secretary and treasurer; 
Pendexter '21, armorer. 

Practice at the Armory will start soon in 
preparation for several proposed matches which 
are on the schedule for the season. Tentative 
arrangements have already been made with the 
officers of the Third Maine to hold a series of 
matches with a team from that organization. 

A number of students have already signified 
their intention to try out for the team and several 
more are expected when practice commences. 


All men who desire to apply for the Longfellow 
or Everett graduate scholarships must hand in 
their applications to President Sills at once. The 
following applications have already been re- 
ceived for the Longfellow: William Angus, Ed- 
win H. Blanchard (Class of 1917), Lloyd Colter, 
Howe S. Newell and Bateman Edwards; for the 
Everett: George H. Casey, F. A. Hilton and 
Harold B. Sawyer. 


Second Lieut. Alan Ramsay Cole '14, i6th In- 
fantry, has been awarded the distinguished ser- 
vice cross for extraordinary heroism in action 
near Soissons, France, July 18, 1918. Although 
wounded early in the morning, Lieut. Cole con- 
tinued to lead his platoon m the front wave, 
personally silencing machine gun nests, display- 
ing wonderful courage, leadership and devotion 
to duty, during the entire operations. He re- 
mained with his platoon until ordered to the rear 
by his battalion commander. 



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Vol. XLVIII. FEBRUARY 18, 1919. No. 23 

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

The Policy of the Orient. 

The purpose of any college literary publication 
is first and last to represent as nearly as possible 
the opinion of the student body. To the students, 
the paper in its news columns should act as a 
summary of the college activities; in its editorials 
it should reflect the views of the undergraduate 
body. To the alumni and persons outside the 
college, both editorially and in its news items, the 
paper should represent the affairs of the college. 

The Orient is the only literary publication at 
Bowdoin which is run without faculty censorship 
in the slightest degree. The paper is given a 
free rein and it is the duty of the editorial board 
at all times to reflect things as they are and in 
their proper light. 

The present Orient Board wishes to state that 
it fully recognizes its duty in representing the af- 
fairs at Bowdoin. In this connection, it should 
be said that communications from the student 
body are welcomed. No anonymous contribu- 
tions can be accepted, but any properly signed 
communication will be received unless it is of an 
extremely radical nature, in which case it will 
be voted upon by the board as a whole before 
being finally rejected. Signed editorials and 
communications represent the opinions of various 
members of the student body and as such are 
warmly encouraged. 

A plan has been recently adopted by the board 
whereby the annual elections of the managing 
editor and editor-in-chief are thrown open to 
the student body. At the spring meeting of the 
Orient Board, new members are voted in from 
the candidates in the Freshman class, and in the 
future two men will be nominated from the 
Junior members of the board for the editor-in- 
chiefship and two from the Sophomores for the 
managing editorship. The student body will then 
make its choice at the college elections shortly 
before the spring recess. 

A college paper, to be effective and even worth- 
while, must be thoroughly representative of the 
college as a whole and it is the hope of the 
Orient that its policy may always reflect such 
a purpose. 

To the Brunswick Merchants. 

The editorial board of the Orient wishes to 
say that the concluding paragraph of an editorial 
of a few weeks ago, entitled "A Co-operative 
Store," in no way represents the opinion of the 
student body nor of the editorial board. It has 
been retracted by the editor who wrote it and 
the board as a whole genuinely regrets the feel- 
ing it m.ust have caused and sincerely apologizes. 

The Interscholastic Meet. 

The annual indoor interscholastic meet to be 
held here this Saturday will bring a great num- 
ber of schoolboy athletes and visitors, many of 
whom no doubt are prospective Bowdoin men. 
The closing of the fraternity houses and the ab- 
sence of fraternity life itself will prove some- 
what of an obstacle in entertaining the men, yet 



we should overcome this as we have several other 
difficulties in the past year or more. We are 
all lucky to be here at all this year and should 
begin pulling now for a good entering class next 

In the past a few Massachusetts and other out- 
of-state schools have always taken part. This 
year there appears to be none on the list ; several 
were invited but conflicting dates generally seem 
to have kept them from accepting. It is hoped 
that in the future we invite more out-of-state 
schools and have better luck with our dates, as 
that prevents the competition from being too 
local and makes the meet more of an affair for 
all concerned, the Maine schools included. 


If present plans materialize we will have a 
week-end Commencement this year, with Class 
Day coming on Friday, June 20, Alumni Day on 
Saturday, the 21st, and Commencement Day on 
Monday, the 23rd. 

Alumni Day there will be a meeting of the 
Phi Beta Kappa fraternity in the morning. 
Alumni luncheon at noon, the President's recep- 
tion in the afternoon and the Masque and Gown 
play in the evening. 

• On Sunday afternoon the Baccalaureate ser- 
man will be delivered, followed in the evening 
by reunions and dinners at the fraternity houses. 


This year there are 20 men in the entering 
class who have either fathers or brothers among 
the alumni. This is a remarkable showing and 
indicates that the men of the older generation 
have not forgotten their alma mater. 

Frederic A. Allen is the son of Fred J. Allen 
who graduated in the Class of 1890. Frank G. 
Averill's father, Roswell F. Averill, was in the 
Class of 1900. Ernest F. Clymer '96 has sent his 
son, William F. Clymer to Bowdoin this fall. 
Richard W. Cobb is a member of a Bowdoin 
family, his father graduating in 1893 ^nd two 
brothers, Philip H. and Roland H., in the Class 
of 1917. Shepard Emery is the son of H. S. 
Emery '93. Ralph H. Fogg '22 has inherited 
the good taste of his father, Sanford L. Fogg 
'89, in choosing Bowdoin. Eben W. Freeman '83, 
wishing his son to have the advantages of the 
best college enrolled Francis P. Freeman in the 
Freshman class. George H. Noyes' father be- 
longed to the Medical Class of 1895. Frederick 
W. Pichard '94 is the father of John C. Pickard 

'22. Neal Powers, following the good example 
set by his father, Herbert T. Powers, of the 
Class of 1891, is one of the Freshmen. Raymond 
F. Pugsley is the son of E. A. Pugsley '92. 
Maurice E. Ridley, Medic-'63, is the father of 
F. R. Ridley. . Sidney P. Schwartz has a brother, 
Abraham S. Schwartz, who graduated in 1916. 
Walter E. Stearns' father, A. E. Stearns, gradu- 
ated in the Class of 1890. V/illiam W. Thomas 
of the Class of '94 has a son, Widgery Thomas, 
in this year's Freshmen. Cecil F. Thompson 
'22 is the son of an alumnus, Frank A. Thomp- 
son '98. Ralph B. Webster's father is one of the 
recent alumni, he graduated in 1910. Nathan 
Clifford, Jr., is the son of N.tthan Clifford, Sr., 
'60. Willis F. Hart, Medic-'86, has a son, Frank 
M. Hart '22. Kenneth W. McConky is the 
brother of Fred W. McConky, of the Class of 


Cleaves '20 and Cook '20 ran in the Maine 
Naval relay team against Camp Devens in the 
Army and Navy athletic meet at the East 
Armory, Boston, last Saturday evening and won 
over the Army team, making a time of 3.02. The 
two other members of the team were Allen '22 
from the University of Maine and Barker of 
Portsmouth. Jack Magee, athletic director for 
the Maine Navy Stations, was in charge of the 


The notable thing on exhibition in the Art 
Building at present is a war poster done by the 
New York artist, Mr. W. W. Gilchrist, Jr., for 
the Fourth Liberty Loan campaign. It had a 
conspicuous place on Fifth avenue throughout 
the drive. In December it was sent to Maine 
for exhibition. 

This cartoon is in triptych form. In the center 
panel the Kaiser is represented as being tempted 
by Satan. In the right panel the women of 
America are represented by the widow who is 
casting in her two mites. This money turns 
gradually into eagles, and the eagles into armed 
men who are pointing their bayonets at the 
Kaiser. On the kft panel stands Michael 
Angelo's "David," who represents the youth of 
America. On this side of the cartoon it is ships 
which turn into eagles, and the eagles into armed 


This poster shows remarkable conception, and 
strikingly illustrates the fighting spirit of the 
American people. For this reason alone it is 
well worth studying by every man in college. 


Sterling tributes to the memory of 25 Bowdoin 
men who made the supreme sacrifice in this 
great war and just honor to the patriotism of 
1,100 Bowdoin sons who wore the khaki in the 
great struggle were made by the speakers at the 
big Victory reunion and annual banquet of the 
Bowdoin Alumni of Portland and vicinity held 
at the Congress Square Hotel, Portland, last Sat- 
urday evening. 

The list of speakers at the banquet included 
the names of President Kenneth C. M. Sills, Hon. 
Charles F. Johnson '79, Rev. Ashley Day Leavitt, 
honorary degree '18, Governor Carl E. Milliken, 
Dean Paul Nixon, Captain Arthur L. Robinson 
'08, Ensign Austin MacCormick '15, and Lieut. 
Edward S. Anthoine '02. 

President Sills, who was the principal speaker 
of the evening, was given an enthusiastic greet- 
ing by his fellow alumni when he was introduced 
by Toastmaster Charles H. Oilman, the whole 
gathering, 125 in number, rising to their feet as 
he stepped forward to speak. The occasion last 
Saturday evening was President Sills' first ap- 
pearance before the Portland association since 
he became president of the college. A native of 
Portland, a member of the Bowdoin Alumni As- 
sociation of the Forest City, and the first Port- 
land president of Bowdoin, President Sills holds 
an unique place in the minds of his fellow Port- 
land alumni. 

President Sills in opening referred to the great 
part which Bowdoin College played in the great 
war. Over r,ioo men from Bowdoin have worn 
the khaki. Of these more than 400 have held 
commissions. According to the present records, 
which are as yet incomplete, 25 Bowdoin men 
have died in service, 13 were severely wounded, 
13 decorated or cited for gallantry. While the 
members of the organization stood President Sills 
read the honor roll of the men who have made 
the supreme sacrifice. Following are the names ; 


Warren E. Robinson '10, died of wounds in 

Harold S. Small '10, died at Camp Greene. 
Roland H. Waite '12, killed in action in France. 
Charles R. Bull '13, died at Camp Lee. 
Frederick T. Edwards '13, died of wounds in 


Omar P. Badger '14, died at Boston, Mass. 

Leonard H. Gibson '14, died at Camp Devens, 

Edward A. Trottier '14, died at Boston, Mass. 

Douglas Urquhart '14, died of wounds in 

Charles W. W. Field '15, killed in action in 

Stuart P. Morrill '15, died at Fort Oglethorpe, 

Benjamin P. Bradford '17, killed in aeroplane 
accident. Tours, France. 

Forbes Rickard, Jr. '17, killed in action in 

Frank D. Hazeltine '17, killed in action in 

Judson C. Martell '17, killed in action in 

Wilfred O. Bernard '18, died of disease at 
Bowdoin College. 

Carroll E. Fuller '18, died at Camp Devens, 

Joseph R. Sandford '18, killed in action in 

William F. Martin '19, died of wounds in 

Albert D. Holbrook '19, died in German prison 

Lawrence H. Cate '20, died at Pensacola, Fla. 

Michael J. Delehanty '20, killed in aeroplane 
accident, Pensacola, Fla. 

Wyvern A. Coombs, Med., '13, died at Fort 
Oglethorpe, Ga. 

Sherman A. White, Hon., '17, killed in action 
in France. 

Samuel G. Bush '22, died of disease at Bow- 
doin College. 

Continuing President Sills said in part: 

"What the duty of the College will be towards 
the future military establishment of the country 
depends so much upon the kind of peace we shall 
ultimately get, that it is almost idle to spend 
much time in discussion now. Our experience 
with the S.A.T.C., however, has demonstrated 
that even in war military training and academic 
training do not go well together. H we should 
have another war, or if the Government wishes 
to train a large number of reserve officers for 
the Army, let the boys in College who desire to 
go into the reserve study under competent army 
officers the elements of military science and 
tactics, then let them go for their discipline, 
training and drill to a summer camp where the 
whole atmosphere will be military. There is, of 



course, a science of war, and there is no reason 
why men should not study in College the science 
of war. On the other hand, we do not have time 
at College for much drill or for much of the 
routine of military life. We do not wish to give 
our boys a military or semi-military education. 
Such an education does not make for freedom of 
the mind; but no doubt the College will continue 
to have obligation for the training of future 
officers. If it be true that our losses in battle 
were much heavier than they ought to have been 
because of the lack of knowledge on the part of 
~bur officers, we ought to see to it that in the 
future officers are properly trained and trained 
in advance, and the intellectual part of that train- 
ing can be given in the college. Let them have 
military life and military discipline at summer 

"Along just what lines college education will 
develop in the next two years it would require a 
prophet to say. During the past year and a half 
at Bowdoin we could do little more than adjust 
ourselves each day to the new conditions that 
were constantly arising caused by the war and 
the demands of the Government. 

"Now it is clear that one of the functions of 
the college the next few years will be to fit its 
students to understand international relations and 
to enable them to take their places as well trained 
American citizens in the life of the world. We 
are done with the old order. Despite the re- 
marks of distinguished senators, we cannot go 
back to the old life not even the America of 
Washington nor the America of Lincoln. Isola- 
tion is no longer possible, and unless we find 
some way in which the nations of the world, 
large and small, are to co-operate, preserving 
their own independence, but working with each 
other for the good of all, we may be pretty sure 
that Bolshevism will spread rapidly. Today as 
always we need in our country institutions like 
ours where a boy is judged by his masters and his 
mates for what he is, where a vital democratic 
spirit exists and where the precious world of the 
individual is recognized." 

At the business meeting of the association the 
following officers were elected for the coming 
season : Eben W. Freeman '85, president ; W. W. 
Thomas '94, vice president ; Harrison C. Chap- 
man '12, secretary and treasurer; dinner com- 
mittee, Alfred P. Cook '97, Arthur L. Robinson 
'08, Arthur D. Welch '12; nominating committee, 
Charles L. Hutchinson '90, Arthur Chapman '94, 
John F. Dana '98. 

Among those present were: Charles H. Gil- 
man '82, Charles F. Johnson '79, Kenneth C. M. 

Sills '91, Frederic H. Gerrish '66, Clarence Hale 
'69, Franklin E. Payson '76, Philip G. Clifford '03, 
Philip Dana '96, John F. Dana '98, Eben W. 
Freeman '85, Dean Paul Nixon, William A. 
Moody '82, Charles E. Saywood '84, H. Everett 
Allen '15, Gerald G. Wilder '04, Edward H. Wass, 
Edward S. Anthoine '02, Frank N. Whittier '85, 
Albert W. Tolman '88, Harrison C. Chapman '10, 
Robert O. Brewster '09, Austin H. MacCormick 
'15, Herbert H. Foster '16, Kenneth G. Stone '17, 
H. E. Andrews '94, Charles L. Hutchinson '90, 
and many others. 


A Brunswick friend of Capt. John W. Frost 
'04 recently received a most interesting letter 
from him under date of Bouloire, France, Dec. 
30, 1918. Capt. Frost is now in the 105th U. S. 
Infantry. His division, the 27th, has been with 
the British army continuously from the first of 
June up to the signing of the armistice. It oc- 
cupied a sector in Belgium from July 9th to 
September 2nr'. In this sector the ground was 
so low that I'.ugouts were impossible, and as a 
result casualties were heav}'. After about two 
weeks' rest, his division was assigned to an Aus- 
tralian Corps and had the distinction of taking 
part in one of the greatest battles of military 
history, the taking of Cambrai and St. Quentin. 
Their task was to break through the Hinden- 
burg line. With regard to his part in this famous 
battle Capt. Frost writes as follows : 

"Our division, with the 30th on our right, at- 
tacked this line, moving forward under an in- 
tense barrage, on the 29th of September, and as 
a result the line was broken and his position 

"This battle raged for four or five days, 
divisions of Australians, English and Scotch be- 
ing thrown in after us as each became exhausted. 
We came out after two days and during that 
time had had over 900 casualties in our regi- 
ment alone. However, the trick had been turned 
and the Boche was obliged to fall back. After 
about five days' rest we started out again, this 
time across the Hindenburg line and into terri- 
tory which had been in Boche hands for four 
years. The few civilians left received the Ameri- 
cans with the greatest joy and could not believe 
that their slavery had finallv ended. 

"At the River Selle the Germans made another 
stand and here again the two American divisions, 
27th and 30th, side by side, made the attack on 
the 17th of October. Our assaulting battalions 



were obliged to cross the stream and dislodge the 
Boche from a splendid position on the high river 
bank. They did this with wonderful success 
and not only broke through, but took an enormous 
number of prisoners, although two fresh German 
divisions had been put in against us the night 

"The little house where I had headquarters was 
shelled all night before the battle, two shells go- 
ing through the house and several close around 
it, and on the day of the battle our headquarters 
was saturated with phosgene i early all day. The 
colonel, the adjutant and myself (I am regimental 
operations officer) suffered considerably from 
gas, but we were able to continue until the regi- 
ment was taken out of the line on October 21st. 
The Boche here had .showed himself master of 
the art of machine gun defense and our casualties 
from machine guns were very great. It is very 
sad to think of the splendid fellows, officers and 
enlisted men, whom we were obliged to leave on 
these battlefields. 

"Early in the game I lealized that being 
wounded or killed in a war like this is merely 
a matter of accident as everyone in the line is 
obliged to expose himself constantly to great 
danger and it is a certainty that in such fighting 
a great number will be obliged to make the 
-supreme sacrifice. 

"I honestly hope that our Government will 
adopt the policy of marking these graves care- 
fully and allow these boys to remain buried on the 
battlefields that they have helped to take. 

"Among those who have highly distinguished 
themselves you will be pleased to know that one 
is a Bowdoin man, Chaplain Burgh, of my regi- 
ment. He joined us before the Hindenburg line 
battle and during the battle, with absolute disre- 
gard of personal danger, he was all over the lines 
helping the wounded and was a great inspiration 
to everyone who saw him. He has received the 
distingTiished service cross. It will be ispossible 
to speak too sighly of the individual bravery and 
devotion to duty of the Americans. I believe 
that they are absolutely unsurpassed in any army. 
We have seen Canadian, English, Scotch, French 
and Australian, and while some of them, through 
longer experience, have learned the art of war 
more thoroughly, no soldiers could possibly sur- 
pass ours in ,daring and determination." 

Feb. 22 — Bowdoin Interscholastic track meet. 

Feb. 28 to March 2— State Boys' Y. M. C. A. 

March i — B. A. A. meet. 

March 7 — Freshman-Sopohome track meet. 

March 14 — Interfraternity track meet. 

Mandolin rehearsals are held every week on 
Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 

Glee Club rehearsals are held every week on 
Tuesday and Thursday at 4.30 P. m. 

Dn tl)e Campus 

At a special meeting of Company K, Third 
Maine Infantry, last Wednesday, Linsert '21 was 
elected first lieutenant. He had recently re- 
ceived an honorable discharge as chief quarter- 
master, U. S. Naval Flying Corps, after four 
months of service as student flight officer with 
the Naval Air Detachment at Cambridge, Mass. 

Ridlon '19 attended the Methodist Episcopal 
banquet in Portland Thursday, which was held 
in honor of Bishop Lewis of China. 

The discontinuance of the general delivery in 
the post office at night will be a rather hard blow 
to the students for a while. 

Berry '21 and Redman '21 were both in the 
infirmary a few days last week. 

The decision of the athletic committee to set 
aside this year the three months' rule governing 
men in the interscholastic meet is very pleasing 
to school athletes. Several men have returned 
to schools from the service, of late, and conse- 
quently, the temporary abolishment of this rule 
will make them eligible. 

Congratulations to Haddock '20. 

The band met for practice last Monday. New 
men should report at once to Professor Wass. 

Candidates for assistant manager of the Bow- 
doin Publishing Co. will report at once to 
Manager A. E. Murrell at 15 Potter street. Two 
assistant managers will be elected from the com- 
peting candidates at the end of their Sophomore 

Scholarships will be awarded the first of April. 
All applications must be in b ythe first of March. 

Warnings came out last Monday. 


Feb. 20 — Freshman-Sophomore debate in Hub- 
bard Hall. 

Feb. 21 — Big rallv in Memorial Hall. 

mith tt)c jfacultp 

Among the members of the faculty present at 
the Victory reunion and annual banquet of the 
Bowdoin Alumni of Portland and vicinity held 
at the Congress Square Hotel, Portland, last Sat- 
urday night were President Sills, Dean Nixon, 



Dr. Whittier, Professors Moody, Woodruff, An- 
drews and Wass, and Mr. Wilder. 

President Sills received a radiogram Sunday, 
February 9, from Captain Herbert C. Bell, who 
was then off Newfoundland, stating that he would 
arrive in Brunswick early this week. 

Professor Hormell and Piofessor Catlin at- 
tended the taxation hearing at the State House 
in Augusta, Thursday. 

Professor Bell sent a radiogram to President 
Sills while off the Newfoundland coast last week 
stating that he expected to land in New York 
the first of this week. 

Dean Nixon spoke before the Teachers' Club 
of Bath, Tuesday evening. 

aiumni 513otes 

'06 — Lieut. Crowell C. Hall, Medical Corps, 
who enlisted last August, is now with the Ameri- 
can Army of Occupation. Lieut. Hall was sent 
overseas in command of Exceptional Medical Re- 
placement Unit No. SI (500 men) in September. 
He spent a few days in England with his com- 
mand ; thence proceeding to France where he was 
later detached and sent to the front. He ar- 
rived at the front at Dun-sur-Meuse, November 
I, and was there actively engaged until hostilities 
ceased. From the date of the signing of the 
armistice until the Army reached the Rhine he 
was connected with Headquarters Sanitary Train, 
3rd Army Corps. At the date of his last letter 
he was Hospital Adjutant and Assistant Surgeon 
with Field Hospital No. 163, stationed at Ehren- 
breitstein, Germany. 

'07 — In the absence of Dr. Foster, Reed Col- 
lege has engaged Charles W. Snow '07 as pro- 
fessor of argumentation and debating. Mr. Snow 
has taught at the University of Utah, the Uni- 
versity of Indiana, and at Williams College. He 
lias only recently received his discharge from the 
Army at Camp Zachary Taylor, where he held 
a lieutenancy. Besides argumentation and de- 
bating, he will give courses on the English Bible 
and on modern English poetry. 

'09 — Ralph O. Brewster of Portland has been 
nominated by Governor Milliken as a member 
of the State Board of Accountancy. 

'09 — John R. Hurley, Esq., of New York City, 
sailed Dec. 30 on the Baltic for Liverpool. From 
there he will proceed to Paris via London to meet 
Herbert Hoover and arrange to install systems 
for offices in Paris, Rotterdam and Trieste in 
behalf of the United States Food Administra- 
tion Grain Corporation. Mr. Hurley is a mem- 
ber of the New York Bar, being admitted in 

191 1 ; he is also a certified public accountant. 
He graduated from Bowdoin College in the Class 
of 1909 with high honors. He was a member of 
Psi Upsilon and Phi Beta Kappa fraternities. 

'09 — Word has been received of the death, 
as the result of pneumonia, of Harry Clyde Mer- 
rill at Detroit, Mich., where he has been engaged 
as business agent for the Bonbright Co., Incor- 
porated, dealers in stocks and bonds. Mr. Merrill 
was born in Brownfield but had lived in Portland 
since he was nine years of age. He graduated 
from Portland High in 1905 and from Bowdoin 
College in 1909 where he was prominent in social 
activities and a member of the Kappa Sigma 
fraternity. After graduation he secured a posi- 
tion as sub-master of Eastport High School. 
Later he was engaged in business in Philadelphia 
in the line of chemistry, taking special interest 
in mineralogy. He remained in Philadelphia 
about a year and returned to Portland where he 
accepted a position with the Evening Express 
Publishing Co., continuing with that firm until 
about three years ago when he resigned to accept 
a flattering offer from the Bonbright Co. 

ex-'i5 — The death of Everett W. Bacon oc- 
curred at Skowhegan, Jan. 23, the result of a 
long illness. Mr. Bacon was born at Skowhe- 
gan in 1892 where he was educated in the public 
schools. He graduated from Skowhegan High 
School in 191 1 and entered Bowdoin College that 
fall. He was obliged to give up his studies here 
before the end of the year because of poor 
health. The next year he resumed his work at 
Bowdoin but illness necessitated the end of his 
college career before the end of his junior year. 
In the fall of 1915, Mr. Bacon went to Santa Fe, 
N. M., hoping that the climate would be bene- 
ficial to his failing health. He felt keenly his 
inability to serve his country at the front when 
she entered the war, and last June enlisted his 
services with the Texas Steamship Co. of Bath. 
This work proved too much for his strength and 
he came home in September. He was a member 
of the Zeta Psi fraternity. 

Medic-'9S — Dr. Albert Wilson Nash died of 
empyaema and pneumonia Dec. 3, 1918. He was 
born March 11, 1871, in Nobleboro, Me. He was 
a regular practitioner in Whitefield, 1895-96 and 
in Jefferson, Me., from 1896 until last June, when 
he moved to Vinalhaven, Me. 

'16 — First Lieutenant Lee D. Pettingill of the 
54th Coast Artillery was among the overseas 
fighters who returned on the "Canada" a week 
ago Tuesday. The men were immediately trans- 
ferred to Camp Devens. 


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NO. 24 


At the seventh annual Indoor Interscholastic 
Meet held in the Hyde Athletic Building last 
Saturday, two new records were set up and one 
was equalled. Lawrence of Gardiner High 
School lowered the record from 58 to 57 seconds 
in the quarter mile, and Stearns of Hebron 
raised the mark in the pole vault from ten feet 
six to ten feet six and three-quarters. Emery of 
Maine Central Institute tied the record of 6 2-5S 
in the 45-yard high hurdles. There are now three 
men who hold this record: Donegan and Andrews 
of Hebron, and Emery of M. C. I. Emery's 
mark may not be allowed, however, as he knocked 
over the first hurdle. 

Hebron, as usual, carried off first place with- 
out difficulty, with 48^^ points, winning three or 
more points in ever}' event of the meet. Maine 
Central Institute took second with 15 points, all 
of which were scored by Clarence Emery. 

Gardiner won the championship of the high 
schools of the State by ranking next to M. C. I. 
with eight points. Of the other schools, Port- 
land High took six points, Deering five, Lewiston 
three, Brunswick, Edward Little, Leavitt Institute 
and Westbrook Seminary each one point, and 
Thornton Academy half a point. 

Clarence Emery of M. C. I. was the individual 
star of the meet, scoring three firsts for a grand 
total of 15 points. Hardy and Getchell of 
Hebron each won eight points. Getchell's record 
was especially good as he won the half mile run 
and took second in the mile. Beals of Hebron 
won six points by finishing second in the 40-yard 
dash and also in the quarter mile run. 

The greatest surprise of the meet was the 
victory of the 1922 relay team over the varsity 
outfit. Averill's win of five yards over Dostic 
at the start turned out to be of the utmost im- 
portance with regard to the final outcome. 

The first event of the meet was the 40-yard 
dash. There were fourteen trial heats. Bnms- 
wick High and Hebron each qualified three men 
for the semi-final, and M. C. I. two. 

Belanger of Westbrook won the first semi- 
final heat, and Emerj- the second. In the third 

heat Wardwell defeated Litchfield in a close 
race and in the last heat Beals won from Mack. 
In the final heat Emery led Beals and Wardwell 
for a win in the comparatively slow time of 4 

There were only two trial heats for the 45-yard 
high hurdles. Hardy of Hebron won the first 
over Emery of M. C. I. through a fluke and 
Harney of Hebron took the second. 

In the final heat, Emery won an easy victory, 
tying the record of 6 2-5S. Hardy came second, 
closely followed by his team mate Harney. 

There were three trial heats in the 220-yard 
dash, and six men qualified for the final, which 
was one of the closest races in the meet. Soule 
of Hebron had the pole and Litchfield started 
beside him. The Brunswick man got the start of 
the field and led Munce and Simmons almost 
to the verjf end. At this point, Litchfield's lack 
of training told against him and both Munce 
and Simmons passed him. 

In the half mile run Getchell of Hebron won 
without much opposition from a field of 15 or 
more runners. Murphy of Lewiston High landed 
second and Minnehan of Edward Little finished 

The time in the mile run was very slow, being- 
just 20 second behind Leath's mark last year. 
Johnson of Deering won first honors, while 
Getchell of Hebron and Burton of Westbrook 
followed in order. Patten of Brunswick made a 
very creditable showing, although he finished 

A large field started off in the quarter mile 
run, which was the last track event on the pro- 
gram. Lawrence of Gardiner ran a splendid 
race, winning from Beals of Hebron by about 
20 yards in the record time of 57 seconds. 

In the field events Hebron won 24J/2 points out 
of a possible 36. In the broad jump, Nash of 
Portland was first with a leap of 20 feet, syi 
inches. Pike and Wardwell of Hebron took 
second and third. In the high jump, Hardy of 
Hebron won with a mark of five feet four, and 
Harney of the same school was second. Leavitt 
of Portland was third. Emery of M. C. I. won 
the shot-put with a heave of 48 feet. On one 



throw, Emery made a mark of over 50 feet, only 
to have the record disallowed on account of an 
unlucky foul. 

In the pole vault, Stearns of Hebron set up a 
new record of ten feet, six and three-quarters 
inches, while Wardwell captured second honors, 
and McMaster of Hebron tied for third with 
Murphy of Thornton. McMaster dislocated his 
elbow early in the event, but he had vaulted just 
high enough to get into the list of scorers. 

During the course of the meet there were 
seven relay races between various schools, in 
addition to the exhibition race between 1922 and 
the varsity. 

40- Yard Dash — Won by Emery of M. C. I.; second, 
Beals of Hebron ; third, Wardwell of Hebron. Time, 
4 4-5 seconds. 

45-Yard High Hurdles — Won by Emery of M. C. I. ; 
second, Hardy of Hebron; third, Harney of Hebron 
Time, 6 2-5 seconds. 

220-Yard Dash — Won by Munce of Hebron ; second, 
Simmons of Gardiner ; third, Litchfield of Brunswick. 
Time, 27 3-5 seconds. 

440-Yard Run — Won by Lawrence of Gardiner; sec- 
ond, Beals of Hebron ; third. Records of Leavitt In- 
stitute. Time, 57 seconds. 

880-Yard Run — Won by Getchell of Hebron ; second. 
Murphy of Lewiston ; third, Minnehan of Edward 
Little. Time, 2m. 15 1-5S. 

Mile Run — Won by Johnson of Deering; second, 
Getchell of Hebron; third. Burton of Westbrook. Time, 
5m 9 4-5S. 

Running Broad Jump — Won by Nash of Portland ; 
second. Pike of Hebron; third, Wardwell of Hebron. 
Distance, 20 ft. 5K in. 

Running High Jump — Won by Hardy of Hebron ; 
second, Harney of Hebron ; third, Leavitt of Portland. 
Height, 5 ft. 4 in. , ^ t 

Putting i2-lb. Shot — Won by Emery of M. C. I.; 
second, Redmon of Hebron; third. Pike of Hebron. 
Distance, 48 feet. 

Pole Vault — Won by Stearns of Hebron ; second, 
Wardwell of Hebron; third, tie between McMaster of 
Hebron and Murphy of Thornton. Height, 10 ft. 6J4 
in. (new record). 


Leavitt Institute vs. Lincoln Academy — Won by 
Leavitt Institute. Time, 2m. 27s. 

Edward Little High vs. Lewiston High — Won by 
Edward Little. Time, 2m. 24 3-5S. 

Portland High vs. Deering High — Won by Portland. 
Time, 2m. 23s. 

Brunswick High vs. Rockland High — Won by Bruns- 
wick. Time 2m. 28s. 

Rumford High vs. Westbrook Seminary — Won by 
Rumford. Time, 2m. 25 4-5S. 

Bbwdoin 1922 vs. Bowdoin Varsity — Won by Bow- 
doin 1922. Time, 2m. 15s. 

Hebron Academy vs. Maine Central Institute — Won 
by Hebron. Time, 2ni. 22 1-5S. 

Gardiner High vs. Thornton Academy — Won by 
Gardiner. Time, 2m. 27 4-5S. 


Last Thursday evening the Sophomores added 
another to the long list of debating victories of 
that class over Freshmen, interrupted during the 
past few years only by last year's Freshman 
victory. The debate showed some excellent work 

on the part of the participants and reflected most 
favorably on the two coaches, Chadbourne '19 
for the Sophomores and Taylor '20 for the Fresh- 
men. The subject for debate was: Resolved, 
that, assuming the organization of a force aux- 
iliary to our regular army, a reserve ofiicers' 
training corps should be established at Bowdoin 
in 1919-20. The Sophomores argued for the 
affirmative while the Freshmen upheld the nega- 
tive of the debate. Foulke '19, president of the 
Debating Council, presided. 

Hatch '21, as first speaker for the affirmative, 
outlined the plan which his side advocated and 
took as his topic the advantages which his plan 
would have over other similar plans. He laid 
much stress upon the thoroughness of the train- 
ing which would be secured by a few hours each 
week devoted to military during the college year 
and a summer camp for intensive training. 
Laughlin '21, as second speaker for the affirma- 
tive, pointed out that Bowdoin is especially 
adapted for this work because of our splendid 
equipment, our gymnasium, and our athletic 
grounds to serve as drill fields. He concluded 
by pointing out that it is every man's patriotic 
duty to serve his country so that America may 
be better prepared for another war than she was 
for the last conflict. Young '21, concluded the 
affirmative's main argument by describing the 
benefits of the system to the man, the college, 
and the government. He mentioned the physical, 
mental and moral benefits which the young men 
of this country experienced by military service 
in this war and applied them to the system which 
the affirmative advocated. 

Thayer '22 oepned the case for the negative. 
He took as his issue the argument that because 
there are enough officers now in the reserve army 
to train men and because during the coming year 
there will be no need of more officers, an R. O. 
T. C. is unnecessary. Merry '22, second speaker 
for the Freshmen, maintained that a course in 
military training would not work well along with 
academic work, stating that both military and 
academic work required all a man's time and if 
both were given here, one would conflict with the 
other. He pointed to past experience and quoted 
President Sills as basis for his conclusion. Welch 
'22, last speaker for the negative, showed that 
the plan was not in harmony with Bowdoin's 
purpose as a college and gave facts to prove that 
men receiving military training in colleges had 
not received commissions more quickly than those 
who went to training camps directly from civilian 
life, without R. O. T. C. work. 

The rebuttal was unusually spirited and well 



handled on both sides. The work of Young '21 
was especially commendable. The judges were 
Rev. T. E. Ashby, Prof. W. B. Mitchell, and 
Prof. L. L. McLean. A good number of students 
were present. 


The usual "smoker" was held Saturday even- 
ing in Memorial Hall for the benefit of the men 
from the prep schools. Only a small percentage 
of the students were present. The meeting 
opened with selections by the Bowdoin band fol- 
lowing which Grover '19, with appropriate re- 
marks, introduced President Sills as the first 
speaker of the evening. President Sills in his 
speech extended a cordial welcome to the men 
from the fitting schools, and praised the spirit 
they had shown in the meet. He said that the 
best and most important result of athletic con- 
tests was to become able to win and lose well. 

The next speaker to be introduced was Dr. 
Whittier, who, in a few fitting remarks e.xpressed 
those high standards for which Bowdoin has 
always stood, and the significance of her mottoes 
and emblems. He made special reference to the 
motto which General Hubbard gave us, "Fair 
play and may the best man win," and to the 
polar bear as exemplifying the true Bowdoin 
.spirit. Coach "Jack" Magee was then called on 
and gave his usual straight-from-the-shoulder 
talk. He said that the best athletes are always 
found to be the best fighters, and he credited the 
prep school athletes with having the "makings" 
of such men. He emphasized the necessity for 
interest in school athletics and of the kind of in- 
terest which has always been shown at Bowdoin. 
"Farmer" Kern '12 was found to be in the audi- 
ence and was called on for a few words. He re- 
sponded in true Bowdoin style, saying that no 
man would make a mistake in coming to Bow- 
doin, and that no man would ever have cause 
to be ashamed of having been a Bowdoin man. 

The usual custom of presenting a shield to the 
captain of the winning team was not followed, 
since through a misunderstanding the Hebron 
men had left on the evening train. Cleaves '20, 
a former Hebron track captain, accepted the 
shield in behalf of the school. During the rally 
apples and smokes were passed out. Before 
leaving, everybody rose while the band played 
"Bowdoin Beata." 


Professor Mitchell has announced the follow- 
ing Seniors a? chosen to participate in the Class 

of 1868 Prize speaking contest; Lewis Albert 
Burleigh, Jr., Fred Babson Chadbourne, John 
Wesley Coburn, Lloyd Osborne Colter, Roy An- 
derson Foulke and Ether Shepley Paul, Jr. The 
date for the contest has not yet been announced. 
The prize will be awarded to the author of the 
best written and spoken oration. 


Manager Milton M. McGorrill '19 is actii-ely 
engaged in arranging the year's schedule for the 
musical clubs which promises to be an especially 
busy one. Thus far Manager McGorrill was 
definitely arranged for six concerts and has "seven 
more under consideration. The concerts arranged 
for thus far are the following : Warren, March 
6; Rockland, March 7; Boston, April 24;' Beverly, 
April 25; Bangor, April 29; Fairfield, April 30. 

Concerts .it Augusta, Pittsfield, Auburn, Port- 
land, Peabody, Mass., Skowhegan, and Dexter 
are now pending. As a result of trials held re- 
cently, the following artist selections have been 
made: Vocal soloist, William E. Hill; violin 
soloist, Reginald M. Howe '21 ; reader, George R. 
Asnault '20. 


Students and especially baseball enthusiasts 
will be glad to know that Ben Houser, former 
Boston National and Philadelphia American 
league first sacker, has been re-engaged to coach 
Bowdoin baseball this spring. This will be 
Houser's third year at Bowdoin. During his 
connection with baseball here he has met with 
marked success. In 1917 he turned out a team 
which captured the State championship. Last 
year the prospects early in the season were good, 
but the exigencies of war called away many of 
the most reliable players, and thus deprived 
Houser of the opportunity of turning out another 
championship team. 


Miss Helen Sherman Yorke, soprano, will give 
a recital in Memorial Hall Wednesday evening, 
Feb. 26, under the auspices of the Music De- 
partment of the College. Miss Yorke has re- 
cently returned from Italy where she has sung 
the leading part in eight operas, making her 
debut in "Lucia." Her voice is a brilliant colora- 
tura. This recital is given free of charge to the 
students and it is hoped that everyone will avail 
himself of this opportunity for a musical treat. 

Miss Yorke will be assisted by Mrs. Frank L. 
Dutton, pianist, and Reginald Howe '2T, violini"t. 




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1919. No. 24 

Entered at Post Office at Brunswick as Second-Class Mail Matter 
The Y. M. C. A. Conference, 

The coming week-end brings us the annual 
preparatory and high school Y. M. C A. con- 
ference with upwards of three hundred repre- 
sentatives. The object of this annual conference 
is mainly educational but it serves largely to give 
the men a good idea of the various colleges and 
for this reason it is almost invariably held in 
college towns. 

Some excellent speakers have been secured and 

those in charge hope that the students will take 
full advantage of the program. They especially 
invite the students attention to the after-dinner 
speeches at the close of the banquet Friday night 
and to the exercises held Sunday afternoon in 
the Church on the Hill in place of the regular 
service in the college chapel. The various 
speakers will undoubtedly have excellent ma- 
terial and the college should support the confer- 
ence as much as possible. 

How to Study Socialism. 

On January 9th five of the leading members 
of the Socialist party were found guilty before 
a court of law in the State of Wisconsin of se- 
dition and sentenced by Judge Landis of that 
court to terms varying from two to twenty years. 
Among the five were Victor Berger, Socialist 
Congressman; Adolph Germer, secretary of the 
Socialist party in the United States, and one 
Wm. F. Kruse, head of the Young Peoples' So- 
cialist League, whose business it was to spread 
Socialist propaganda among the rising gener- 
ation in schools and colleges. These men were 
not obscure and renegade adherents to the cause 
but well known shapers of its thought and pro- 
mulgators of its ideas thoroughly representative 
of their party. 

Many times during the war our Government 
has found it expedient to supress the publica- 
tion of various organs, official and unofficial, of 
the Socialist group in this country. Socialism 
was a commonly used disguise of the pro-German 
propagandist. Even here at Bowdoin, shortly 
before our entrance into hostilities, an attempt 
was made by an organization, avowing itself, at 
least, socialistic in purpose, to get undergradu- 
ates to pledge themselves to a "conscientious ob- 
jector" stand in case their services in the arni\- 
were needed. 

The war has been won and the loyal body of 
American College men have had their not in- 
considerable share in the winning of it. But the 
fruits of victory, among which lasting peace at 
home and abroad and the making of the world 
safe for democracy are paramoiuit, have yet to 
be assured. This cannot be so long as the Ger- 
man idea persists, and it will persist as long as 
it sees a chance of gaining its end. The next 
few months, and indeed the next few years, are 
as crucially important as the period of the war. 
If Germany cannot prevent the world being made 
safe for democracy she will at least try to make 
democracy unsafe for the world. A former 
Speaker of our House of Representatives nncf 



remarked that all socialism bore stamped upon it 
"Made in Germany." German propaganda, as 
such, is neither dead nor dormant, it has simply 
changed its hue. 

From the very moment the Reichstag voted 
for war until the signing of the armistice, the 
German Socialist party gave the government its 
full and hearty support. Even now Liebknecht 
and his worthy followers have done nothing but 
conduct the most transpa.rently pantomimic of 
revolutions in an attempt to convince the Allies 
that the old order was overthrown and that Ger- 
Lmany was one with the democracies of the world. 
In reality they have simply set the stage for an 
early return of the Hohenzollerns, should future 
events prove propitous and the Allies fail to see 
behind the scenes. Evidence is overwhelming 
that at no time have either the German people 
or the German Socialists felt the slightest regret 
at the fermentation of the war nor repentance 
for the crimes committed during its conduct. 

Should we, then, lend our support, either di- 
rectly or indirectly, to a doctrine that in Europe 
degenerates so easly to Bolshevism and in 
America to the level of the I. W. W. ? Should 
we as college men destined in a degree to shape 
the sound thought of our day, a day that has 
more than ever a pressing need of constructive 
thought, be influenced by Socialism? Should we 
align ourselves with a political idea that in its 
working out has proven destructive to our na- 
tional and international ideals, as well as a 
menace to our society and existing government? 
Should we even justify with our interest a 
doctrine which bears upon it the hall-mark of 
the Hun? 

With the best type of constructive Socialism, 
logical and restrained, we have no quarrel. Such 
is the Socialism of France and occassionally one 
even catches flashes of its light in England and 
here in America. Its theories are sound and 
make for a sane political development. But for 
the most part its light is hid under a bushel of 
propaganda or civil and social misanthropy. If 
one desires tc cultivate an appetite for mush- 
rooms it may be as well, for the health of his 
body, to acquire also a thorough knowledge of 
toad-stools. So too, if one one is tempted to in- 
vestigate Socialism and its doctrines it may be 
well to know something of the dangers which 
threaten the health of the body politic and which 
masquerade in its guise. The recently raised 
clamor for industrial democracy is seen in many 
quarters as an attempt of Germany's to strike at 
preferential trade agreements on the part of the 

allied nations. Shall German industry fostered 
throughout the period of the war and augmented 
by stolen French and Belgium machinery be al- 
lowed to compete on equal terms with the de- 
vastated and crippled industry of Northern 
France and Belgium? Shall the German mer- 
chant marine, anchored in safety for the last 
four years not suffer retribution for the un- 
precedented attacks upon neutral and allied ship- 
ping? Germany seeks to evade the industrial 
consequences of her crimes by an insidious social- 
istic propaganda. Let us be reticent to accept it. 
Perhaps, as Earl Gray once said, we are wast- 
ing our time looking in a dark closet for a black 
cat which is not there. But it is better, in a 
matter so vital to the best interests of the cause 
we have espoused and the welfare of our own 
country, to err upon the side of safety. These 
are matters which every college man should 
ponder thoroughly before accepting the recently 
published ofifer of the Intercollegiate Socialist 
Society. Lloyd Colter. 


Akallf orkale ! 

A great deal of money has been made in the 
war that has just ended. Some of it has been 
made on land and some of it on sea. Some of it 
has been made fairly and some of. it has been 
made unfairly. Therefore there are some people 
that have made money. 

Again there are some people that have not 
made money. Neither land or sea, honesty or 
dishonesty has availed to procure the golden 
ducats. We belong in the second class. We have 
not made money ! And we are the Masque and 
Gown ! 

The Masque and Gown was not instituted by 
William the Conqueror, neither was it born yes- 
terday. It is neither too old nor to young to 
let die. And the only thing that will save it 
is a bunch of coin. 

I assume that my readers know that the term 
Masque and Gown does not refer to a clothing 
store or to a branch of Phi Beta Kappa, there- 
fore I shall not define it. Suffice it to say that it 
is the would-be discoverer of any stray dramatic 
talent that happens to strike Bowdoin. Now last 
spring the Masque and Gown produced two plays. 
The theatre was packed — with seats, and as a 
result the aforesaid dramatic organization v>rent 
into somewhat of a hole that was paved and 
lined with bills. To' be precise the Masque and 
Gown failed tc meet its monetary obligations and 
is today about fifty dollars in debt. 



Now, dear reader, you see where you come 
in and why you have read this. To be brutally 
frank, unless you want to see a "showless" Ivy 
you will have to come across with the large sum 
of twenty-five cents. Of course this seems 
ridiculously small but at the same time it will 
greatly aid a worthy cause. 

To the best of our knowledge the college has 
never before been asked to come to the assistance 
of the Masque and Gown. Heretofore we have 
struggled patiently along, the glories of autumn, 
the blasts of winter and the verdancy of spring 
have never beheld us in the condition of Homer — 
at least, not on the financial end of it, although 
as to the other we will not swear. 

So, this week, when the gentlemanly and 
affable "coin-coddlers" of Bowdoin's Dramatic 
Society appear at your gates do not cast them 
forth. Bring out the easy chair and the cigarette 
but do not waste too much time telling how you 
took the part of Hiram Hicks in "Way Down 
East" in your high school play as there are 315 
men to be seen, not counting the faculty. Just 
turn your roommate upside down and collect the 
two quarters that will fall out of his pocket. 
Thank you ! 

Then, in years to come, when the first streaks 
of gray are appearing in the alfalfa and little 
Rosaline hops into your lap and says, "Father, 
what did you do for the Masque and Gown in 
1919?" you can look contentedly across to where 
SHE sits — sewing up holes in your super-silk 

"Ask your mother, my dear," you can say, as 
you start for the barber shop, "She saw the play 
my quarter helped put on." G. R. A. '20 


Through oversight, an account of the proceed- 
ings of the Orient Board meeting, held a week 
ago last Thrusday, Feb. 13, was omitted from 
the last issue of the Orient. At this meeting, 
Stevens '19 resigned as editor-in-chief and was 
succeeded by L. W. Doherty '19, who was elected 
to serve in that position until the elections in 
March. It was also voted to present the follow- 
ing resolution to the Student Council to be acted 
upon by that body : Resolved, that two Sopho- 
more members and two Junior members of the 
board be nominated by the Orient Board at its 
annual meeting for the managing editorship and 
editor-in-chiefship respectively and that these 
nominees be submitted to the student body for 


The Boston Herald of Feb. 21 contained an 
article by John Clair Minot '96, who is now at 
Chaumont, France, which will be of interest to 
every Bowdoin man and which brings to Bow- 
doin a distinctive honor, that of having among 
its alumni the youngest major in the United 
States Army, Major Sherman N. Shumway '17. 
The story in part is as follows : 

"This is the story of the youngest infantry 
major in the American Expeditionary Forces — 
and not only the youngest in years, but one who 
had the unique distinction of entering the ranks 
as a private less than a year before he had won 
command of a battalion by a fighting record that 
is the pride of his regiment and division. . . . 

"It is a story that is worth telling for many 
reasons. Selfishly speaking it is particularly 
worth telling from my own point of view because 
it justifies a certain prediction that I made while 
watching a football game in Maine two or three 
years ago. The captain of the team that was 
fighting desperately against odds — a fighter who 
combined an incarnation of the fighting spirit 
with infectious enthusiasm and splendid strategic 
leadership — suffered a broken arm. The coach 
and trainer had the time of their lives in getting 
him to leave the field. It was then that I ven- 
tured a prediction that I recalled when I talked 
with an officer of the young major's battalion at 
Is-en-Bassigny the other day. 'A fighter!' ex- 
claimed the officer. 'Well, in comparison with 
him a cornered wildcat is a purring kitten ! Why, 
I've seen him single-handed — ' But perhaps I 
am getting on too fast. 

"Before I get too far into my storv perhaps 
I should state that the youngest infantry major 
of the A. E. F. is Sherman N. Shumway of the 
2d Battalion of the 103d Regiment of the 26th 
Division. . . . 

"When the United States entered the war he 
was a senior at Bowdoin College — the president 
of his class and a recognized leader in all under- 
graduate affairs. He had been captain of the 
eleven the fall before. He was high in scholar- 
ship. When the Officers' Training Corps was 
organized at Bowdoin that spring Shumway put 
so much of his characteristic zeal and earnest- 
ness into the work that he soon advanced to the 
command of a company, and the regular army 
officer who was the instructor put him in com- 
mand of the battalion for the review that was 
one of the features of the Commencement of 
June, 1917. 



"Of course Shumway expected to be one of the 
Bowdoin men selected to go to the summer camp 
at Plattsburg. Anyone in college would have 
named him as one of the first few absolutely 
certain to be chosen. Yet when the list of nearly 
100 names was posted his name was not on it. 
Nobody knew why. Plainly somebody had 
blundered. For example, Shumway's room-mate, 
who had shown far less aptitude for military 
work, and not the least of whose reasons for 
wanting to go to Plattsburg was to be with 
Shumway there, was chosen while Shumway was 
left behind. Incidentally, that room-mate has 
made a notably creditable record as an officer 
here in France — but that is another story. 

"Sherman Shumway was disappointed, but he 
wasted no time in sulking. He congratulated the 
other fellows- and when he slapped them on the 
back he exclaimed with a laugh, 'But I'll beat 
you to France at that !' And he did. As soon 
as Commencement was over he enlisted as a 
private in Company E of the 2d Maine National 
Guard Regiment. The regiment was scheduled, 
as everybody knew, to be sworn into the Federal 
service in a short time and it was so splendidly 
organized and equipped that it seemed that it 
must beone of the first to go overseas. Company 
E was made up mainly of young men in Shum- 
way's home town of Skowhegan, where every- 
body knew of his fine record in the Officers' 
Training Corps at Bowdoin. Before the regiment 
lost its national guard status the company elected 
him to fill a second lieutenancy that suddenly be- 
came vacant, and in that capacity he accom- 
panied the regiment to Augusta, to Westfield and 
to Camp Devens. He retained that rank when 
the regiment became the 103d Infantry and when 
the 26th Division, the first National Guard di- 
vision to go overseas, sailed so mysteriously for 
France in October, 1917. 

"The regiment was not long in France before 
Lieut. Shumway was transferred to another com- 
pany of the regiment and made its captain. It 
had been a very hard company to handle. Other 
officers had failed in the attempt to lead it. The 
men needed somebody to ,tame them. Well, in 
Captain Shumway, who was with them several 
months before his fighting record brought him a 
hard-earned promotion as major of the battalion, 
they found just that sort of a man. And what 
kind of a feeling did they have for their captain 
when the taming process was over? I asked a 
noh-commossioned officer of that company the 
question the other day, 'What do we think of 
Major Shumway?' he repeated, 'Why, there isn't 

a man in our company or of the thousand in the 
battalion who would not follow him straight into 
hell if he gave the command!' And that soldier, 
with his two service stripes and a wound stripe, 
was not indulging in any idle figure of speech — 
as is eloquently shown in the long casualty lists 
of the past year and in the objectives attained 
by the battalion under fire. I asked much the 
same question of the major's orderly, a Canadian- 
French lad whom he picked from the company 
in question. 'Sir, I would die for the major!' he 
said, with his eyes shining. Then, after a pause, 
he added: 'And the major, he would die for me, 
tool' Beyond doubt he was quite right as to- the 
attitude of each. 

"What those two veteran soldiers said tells a 
good part of the story of Major Shumway's ex- 
ceptionally brilliant record. Every man under 
him has learned by experience after experience 
that he faces death and inspires them to face it, 
with the heart of a lion and that he is always 
master of the situation in a military sense. And 
under all conditions of camp and trench, of hike 
and billet, his men have always found him ag- 
gressively zealous for their comfort and welfare, 
and in all his relations with them tactful, firm 
and absolutely square. They know — for they 
have seen him do it — that he is as prompt to 
arrest and put under guard an offending captain 
as an offending private. They know that he is as 
incapable of showing fear as of showing favorit- 
ism, for they have always seen him leading, not 
following them into battle. When the whistle 
blew at eleven on November 11 he and his de- 
cimated battalion, so utterly wearied in mind and 
body by day after day of desperate fighting with 
little sleep or food that they could not grasp 
the idea of peace being at hand, were moving 
forward against a cluster of spitting machine 
gun nests in the Argonne forest. The 103d Regi- 
ment was the only one of the division sent ahead 
into that utterly futile slaughter on that memor- 
able morning, but least of all was it the place of 
the officers and men in those grimly thinned 
ranks to question why. And the major was 
crawling forward with the very foremost line of 
his deployed battalion. 

"No doubht one of the things that has helped 
Major Shumway most in the past year has been 
his unfailing sense of humor. . No situation too 
trying, no hazard too serious, no tension too 
great for him to find a laugh if one lurked any- 
where in that vicinity* How familiar to his 
officers and men has been his utter relaxation 
at some grim moment ar(d then the setting of his 



mouth and chin in firmer lines that boded special 
ill for somebody just ahead. 

" 'Well, it was a great game,' said Major 
Shumway, as we sat before the open fire of his 
billet in dreary little Is-en-Bassigny. 'I would 
not have missed it for a million dollars, though 
at times it seemed as though it was making me 
so hard and heartless that I would never be a 
real human being again. But I am unspeakably 
glad that it is over and that there as a prospect 
of soon being at home and out of army life and 
into my law studies at Harvard.' 

"If the reader thinks that I put too much stress 
on the personality and individuality of this 
splendid, clean-cut and keen-eyed young fighter — - 
this remarkable New England boy who rose from 
the rank of private to that of major in less than 
a year of service, the youngest major in all the 
American expeditionary forces — let it be forgiven 
on the ground of friendship. But there the 
record stands, and anyone in the fighting 103d, 
and especially in its crack 2d battalion, will tell 
you that I have not expressed myself half so 
enthusiastically or eulogistically as the details of 
that record warrant." 


Colonel Stanley Plummer of Dexter, Maine, 
died on February 12th at Atlantic City, where he 
and Mrs. Plummer have been spending the 
winter. His death came as the result of a shock. 

Colonel Plummer was born in Sangerville, Me., 
Feb. 25, 1846. He fitted for college in the Dexter 
public schools and at East Corinth Academy and 
entered Bowdoin in the fall of 1863. In college 
he became a member of the Athenaean Society 
and of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. In 
his Junior year he was awarded a prize in 
declamation and in his Senior year a prize in 
English composition. After his graduation he 
studied at Albany Law School for one year. In 
1869 he was a member of the Maine Legislature 
and in 1870 was elected County Supervisor of 
Common Schools, Penobscot County, a position 
which he held for two years. He began the 
practice of law in Bangor in 1872 and in 1873 
was elected City Solicitor. In 1874 he was made 
Chief Clerk of the Department of the Interior 
at Washington. In 1876 he was appointed In- 
ternal Revenue Agent and held this oiifice until 
January, 1887. In 1888 he was appointed a mem- 
ber of Governor Burleigh's military staff, serving 
for four years. He was from 1890 to 1894 Post- 
master of the United States Senate. In 1894 he 
was again elected to the Maine Legislature. In 
1896 he was a delci;ate to the Republican Na- 

tional Convention at St. Louis, and in 1898 was 
president of the State Republican Convention. 
From 1898 to 1904 he was a State Senator. In 
1903 he married Miss Elizabeth Burbank of Bos- 
ton, who survives him. 

In the many public offices that he held Colonel 
Plummer proved to be an honest and efficient 
public servant. To him a public office was a 
public trust. He was an excellent public speaker 
and of a genial nature that enabled him to make 
many friends wherever he went. He was al- 
waj's a loyal son of Bowdoin, and his many col- 
lege friends will miss his genial greeting at Com- 
mencement time. 


Word has just been received at Haverford Col- 
lege that Dr. William E. Lunt '04, who went 
abroad with the American Peace Commissioners, 
has been designated as chief of the Italian 
division of the American Commission to negoti- 
ate peace. Dr. Lunt is a member of the small 
council of inquiry which co-operates with the 
five American peace commissioners. He is work- 
ing at the collection of historical data bearing 
jpon the questions involved in establishing a 
new Italian frontier, and in the near future he 
will be summoned to give his expert judgment 
in this matter to the Peace Conference. Dr. 
Lunt was formerly professor of history at Bow- 
doin. and is a member of the Zeta Psi fraternit}-. 


Feb. 28 to March 2— State Boys' Y. M. C. A. 

March i— B. A. A. Meet. 

March 7 — Freshman-Sophomore Track Meet. 

March 14 — Interfraternity Track Meet. 

March 17-22 — Examination Week. 

March 22 — Vacation begins. 

April I — Opening of Third Tenn. 

Mandolin rehearsals are held every week for 
the rest of the term on Monday, Wednesday and 
Friday. Glee Club rehearsals arc held everj' 
week on Tuesday and Thursday at 4.30 p. m. 

©n tDe Campus 

01i\cr Hall '20 was oh the Campus last Sat- 
urday to attend the track meet. 

Donald Higgins '19 was on the Campus last 
Saturday. He will graduate from the Harvard 
Ensign School in April and will then return to 
college to finish his course. 



Robk}' Wilson '21 was on the Compiis Satur- 
day. He will resume his studies here next fall. 

Grierson '16, U.S.N., and Bond '17, were at the 
track meet Saturday. 

The minor warnings which were issued last 
week were seventy-five in number and the majors 

Among- the men who were in the Infirmary 
last week were Stack '22, Cleaves '20, Curtis '20, 
and Berry '21. 

Battery candidates reported to Baseball Man- 
ager McWilliams last Thursday afternoon. 
-Ensign Smethurst '19, who graduated last 
Thursday from the Harvard Ensign School was 
011 the Campus last week. 

The class '.n English b attended a session of the 
Legislature at Augusta on Tuesday of this week. 

Only three weeks to exams ! 

The engagement of Goodhue '20 to Miss Helen 
Stevens of Storr, Conn., has been announced. 

President Sills held a special "at home" for 
the twenty-one "major warnees" last Wednesday. 
The custom of "taking tea with Prexy" is thus 
being continued in spite of the abnormal condi- 
tions brought on by war. 

A number of the students took advantage of 
the holiday, Saturday-, and went home for the 
week end. 

A picture of the three ensigns, Hollis T. Green- 
wood, John S. Hunt, and Edward H. Rudd, who 
were in command of the Naval Unit last fall, ap- 
peared in the last issue of the Brunszvick Record. 

Among those back on the Campus for the meet 
were Kern '12, Brewster '16, Sayward '16, Allen 
'17, Carmack '17, B. A. Thomas '18, J. W. 
Thomas '18, Rounds '18, and Barton ex-'ig. 

The storm Sunday caused a number of large 
branches to break off the trees and thus obstruct 
the Campus paths. 

B. A. Thomas '18 and Rounds '18 were initiated 
into Phi Beta Kappa last Saturday afternoon. 

aoiti) tt)c JFacultp 

A week ago Monday President Sills spoke at 
a meeting of the Teacher's Club at the Morse 
High School Assembly Hall, in Bath. Plis sub- 
ject was "The Oxford Before the War." 

Wednesday afternoon President Sills is to 
speak before the meeting of the Maine Historical 
Society in Portland. His subject is "The Presi- 
dency of Franklin Pierce." 

President Sills spoke before the Universalist 
Men's Club )f Livermore Falls, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 
and also addressed a Community meeting on "The 

League of Nations." 

President Sills, Dr. Whittier and "Jack" Magee 
were among the speakers at the rally in Memorial 
Hall Saturday evening. 

It has been learned with pleasure that Pro- 
fessor Files, who has been critically ill in Boston, 
is now improving and is able to sit up for a short 
time each day. 

Captain Herbert C. Bell of the Intelligence 
Section of the American Expeditionary Force re- 
turned home Tuesday after many months of ser- 
vice in Europe. Captain Bell will visit his 
former home in Toronto, Canada, for a short 
time before resuming his position on the faculty. 

Professor Bell appeared in Chapel Wednesday 
morning and was warmly welcomed by his fellow 
members of the Faculty and many of the older 

Professor Hormell's yearly analysis of the 
finances of Brunswick appeared in last Friday's 
issue of the Brunszvick Record. 

Professor Hormell spoke before the Board of 
Trade of Gorham, Me., last Wednesday, his sub- 
ject being "Town Budget Making and the Com- 
mittee of Twelve." The following day Professor 
Hormell was a visitor in Augusta. 

aiitmni J15otcs 

'63 — Rev. Dr. Newman Smyth, pastor emeritus 
of the Old First Church of Christ at New Haven, 
Conn., is among the eminent clergymen of the 
nation who believes that the prohibition amend- 
ment violates democracy. In a recent sermon, 
Dr. Sm3'th declared that the proposed amend- 
ment violates the integrity of the Federal con- 
stitution in that it denies a right rather than 
affirms a right. Dr. Smyth graduated from 
Bowdoin College in 1863, enlisted in the army 
and was a lieutenant in the r6th Maine Infantry 
until 1865. He studied one year at Bangor Theo- 
logical Seminary in the Class of 1867, studied 
for two years at Andover Theological Seminary, 
was ordained at Providence in 1868, two years 
before coming to Bangor. At the close of his 
five years' pastorate there he went to Quincy, 
Illinois, where he preached from 1876 to 1882, 
returning east to take up his work at New Haven. 
He received his degree of doctor of divinity from 
New York University in 1881 and from Yale Uni- 
versity in 1895. 

'16 — Second Lieut. Leigh Webber, who has 
been serving in France with the 103rd Infantry, 
has been discharged at Camp Devens, and has 
returned to his home in Hallowell. 


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Sundays : 2 to 4.30 p. m. 

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Evening Class and Assembly every Tues- 
day evening, Town Hall, Brunswick. Class 
at 7.30 p. m. Assembly at 8. HO p. m. 
Open to college students. 

Every Monday evening Class and Assembly at 

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Private instruction by appointment. 
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NO. 25 


A decided success in every way was the State 
Secondary School Y. M. C. A. conference which 
was held here on the Campus over the week end, 
commencing Friday evening and continuing 
through Sunda}' evening. According to the 
oflficial report of the Credential Committee 229 
student and faculty delegates were in attendance 
coming from 47 different schools. The delegates 
were cared for by the students of the college 
and the people of Brunswick. Over one-half 
of the nimiber were housed in the dormitories 
and the remaining number were cared for by 
the townspeople. The greater part of the dele- 
gates were fed at the fraternity houses durir.g 
their stay in town. 

Much of the success of the conference was 
due to the energetic work of the local Y. M. C. 
A. organization of which Cousins '20 is president 
,iid Lang '19 is general secretary. 

With all the pep and enthusiasm which is dis- 
played at the State Boys' Conferences where 
some 1,400 are assembled, the delegates started 
off the sessions Friday evening in grand style, 
Led by the Bowdoin College band the full quota 
of delegates marched to Memorial Hall for the 
banquet from the Union where an informal re- 
ception was tendered them in the afternoon. 
Hardly had the delegates finished the delicious 
banquet which was served to them by the 
Madisses Club of the Congregational Church 
when the different delegations commenced their 
cheers and songs. For the next fifteen minutes 
or more the schools vied with each other to see 
who could out-cheer the other and up and down 
the hall sounded the yells which were somewhat 
similar to the rallies held before a big game. 

Following the cheers Arthur A. Heald, Lay- 
men's Secretary of the State Y. M. C. A., acted 
as presiding officer to call the convention to order 
in the absence of Horace C. Day, chairman of 
the Executive Committee of the Y. M. C. A., 
who was to officiate but was detained on account 
of business. Secretary Heald introduced as 
toastmaster of the evening Professor Wilmot B. 

After a few preliminary remarks Professor 
Mitchell, who proved to be an excellent toast- 
master, introduced as the first speaker of the 
evening Hon. Edward W. Wheeler who extended 
the greetings of the people of Brunswick to the 
visiting delegates. Mr. Wheeler gave them a 
most hearty welcome in behalf of Brunswick 
and expressed the hope that the meetings would 
give the delegates a new and wider vision of 

"It is always a pleasure to welcome people to 
Bowdoin College," said President Sills in extend- 
ing the welcome to the delegates from the Col- 
lege, "but it is a particular pleasure and privilege 
to welcome youth." He referred to the College 
and her facilities which were at the disposal of 
the delegates during the sessions and expressed 
the hope that they would take in the various 
buildings of the Campus before the closing ses- 

Myron R. Grover '19, president of the Student 
Council, in welcoming the delegates in behalf of 
the student body, said that the college students 
were interested in the work of the conference 
and the members of the convention and hoped 
that the delegates during their stay here would 
gain the incentive to spur them forward into life. 

Responses to the greeting extended were made 
by Frank N. Carrucci, Kents Hill, in behalf of 
the student delegates and Ralph W. Leighton, 
principal of Skowhegan High School, in behalf of 
the faculty delegates. Both speakers took oc- 
casion to thank the people of Brunswick and of 
Bowdoin College for their generous hospitality 
shown the delegates. 

Prior to the principal address of the evening G. Barnes, Boys Secretary of the Y. M. 
C. A., called a brief business session of the con- 
ference together for the purpose of electing 
committees to carry on the business of the ses- 
sions. The following committees were selected : 
Nominating Committee, Loris Rollins, Oak 
Grove; Earl Brown, Sa.nford; Allen Robinson, 
Coburn Classical Institute; Carl Philbrook, 
Skowhegan High School; E. Brooks Chase, 
Cony High School. Resolution Committee, Basel 
Gleason, Portland; Robert Shaw, Morse Hign 


School; Ray W. Jewett, Dexter High School; 
School; Charles Landerkin, Gardiner High 
Carroll Houdlette, Bridge Academy. Credential 
Committee, Haviland Torrey, Morse High 
School; Wallace Fairbanks, Lewiston High 
School ; Harry Chadbourne, Sanford ; J. Vey 
Merrill, Erskine Aacdemy; Robert Calderwood, 
East Maine Seminary. Cole '19 acted as che^-^r 
leader for several yells. The principal speaker 
of the evening was Rev. R. A. Colpitts, Somer- 
ville, Mass., who spoke on the subject "Present 
Day Challenge to Leadership." 

The Saturday morning sessions of the confer- 
ence were held in Town Hall commencing at 
8.45 with a song service. The devotional ser- 
vice was led by Raymond Lang '19, Bowdoin. 
The first speaker of the morning was Kingsley 
Birdge, secretary of the Secondary School Y. 
M. C. A. in Massachusetts and a late worker in 
India, who spoke on "Christian Leadership a 
World Necessity." The conference had an un- 
expected privilege in being able to hear Lieut. 
E. T. Kersley of London, England, a member of 
the Rifle Birgade, who is now touring this 
country as an official representative of the 
British High Commission in the United States. 
Lieut. Kersley was to have spoken at the Col- 
lege chapel Saturday morning but was delayed 
and arrived in time to address the members of 
the conference instead. Lieut. Kersley painted 
a terrible word picture of the battles of the war 
and interspersed his story with the convincing 
appeal for America to be aware of the propa- 
ganda which Germany is now spreading to spoil 
the good feeling which is now existing between 
the Allied nations. "Your soldiers are coming 
home now and they are coming with a new re- 
ligion," he said in conclusion. "They are in- 
sisting that every man be 100 per cent American, 
and I preach this because if America is 100 per 
cent, the world is all right." 

Directly following Lieut. Kersley's address a 
business meeting was held which elected the fol- 
lowing as officers of the conference for the com- 
ing year : Carlton Hammond, Oak Grove, presi- 
dent; George Hewins, Cony High; Harry Chad- 
bourne, Sanford; Fred Chase, Skowhegan; 
Haviland Morse, Coburn Classical Institute, vice 
presidents; Roger Strout, Brunswick High, sec- 
retary, and Wallace Fairbanks, assistant secre- 

Open parliament sessions followed led by 
prominent Y. M. C. A. workers. The delegates 
from the academies formed in a group for a 
discussion of student association organization 

and program under the direction of Harry W. 
Rowe, Bates College. The delegates from the 
high schools held a discussion of the high school 
clubs and Hi-Y organization with George R. 
Gardiner, principal of Brunswick High as chair- 
man. Later in the morning Rev. George F. 
Finnic, Lewiston, delivered an address on "Es- 
sential Qualities in Christian Leadership." 

The entire afternoon was given over to ath- 
letic events. The college students staged an im- 
promptu exhibition track meet for the delegates 
to the conference in the cage of the Gym. Many 
of the regular track men were absent but those 
who were there kept things lively for over two 
hours. McCarthy '19 was the individual star 
of the day capturing 14 points with Allen '20 
closely following him with 13 points. One of the 
interesting features of the day was the relay 

Team 2 (Allen '20, Cole '19, Lovell '21, 
Coburn '19) proved the winner outstripping 
Team i (McCarthy '19, Leavitt '22, Cousins '20, 
Perkins '19) in the trials and Team 4 (Cook '20, 
Woodbury '22, Casey '19, Bagdikian '22) in the 
finals. The summary : 

40-Yard Dash — Won by Allen '20 ; second, McCarthy 
'19 ; third, Cook '20. Time, 4 and 4-5 seconds. 

45-Yard Low Hurdles — Won by McCarthy '19; 
second, Allen '20; third, Coburn '19. Time, 6 and 
2-5 seconds. 

34-Mile Race — Won by Heeney '21 ; second, Johnson 
'19; third, Lovell '21. Time, 2 minutes 44 seconds. 

Broad Jump — Won by Allen '20, distance, 18 feet 
814 inches; second, McCarthy, distance, 18 feet s^i 
inches; third. Cousins '20, 17 feet, 8 inches. 

High Jump — Won by Perkins '19, height, 5 feet i 
inch; second, McCarthy '19 and Cole '19, tied, height, 
5 feet. 

The officials were Mahoney '19, starter; 
Grover '19, timer; Gray '19, announcer; Small 
'19, Cook '21, Merrill '22, Clifford '22, judges. 

In the evening the delegates listened to two 
stirring addresses, one, "The Nation's New Re- 
sponsibility in Leadership," by C. A. Gummere, 
Overseas Y. M. C. A. Secretary in the British 
Isles, and the other by Dr. A. O. Thomas, State 
Superintendent of Schools. Sunday morning the 
delegates attended church. 

On Sunday afternoon the delegates assembled 
in the Congregational Church for a students' 
mass meeting. Henry F. Merrill, Portland, a 
prominent State Y. M. C. A. worker, presided 
and led in the song service which preceded the 
principal address of the afternoon. Mr. Merrill 
in introducing the speaker of the afternoon. Pro- 
fessor Alden Clark, India, took occasion to speak 
to the delegates of the wonderful opportunities 



ahead of them and advised them to consecrate 
their lives to service for their fellowmen saying 
that it was the only worth while thing in life. 
The closing session of the conference Sunday 
evening proved to be one of the most inspiring 
of the whole convention. Carlton Hammond, 
Oak Grove, the newly elected president of the 
conference was the presiding officer of the ses- 
sion and introduced as the first speaker. Pro- 
fessor Clark, who spoke on "Christian Leader- 
ship an Investment." The closing speaker of the 
convention was Professor Warren J. Moulton, 
Bangor Theological Seminary, who spoke on the 
subject, "Shall the Glory of the Trenches Be the 
Glory of the Church?" He answered the ques- 
tion in the affirmative, saying that the glory of 
the trenches was the devotion of the young man- 
hood of the world to an ideal. The reports of 
the committees on resolutions and credentials 
were read by their chairmen and the conference 
was officially closed with the farewell service led 
by Arthur A. Heald, Waterville. 


At the B. A. A. Meet held in Mechanics 
Building, Boston, last Saturday evening, the 
Bowdoin relay team was defeated by the U. of 
M. harriers in an interesting and closely con- 
tested race. Averill '22, first runner for Bow- 
doin, drew the pole but Wansker, who opposed 
him, passed Averill on the first corner. Averill 
trailed Wansker for the three laps letting the 
Maine man come in with a two-yard advantage. 
Foulke '19 trailed Castle of U. of M. for a lap 
and half and made up the lost distance. In his 
attempt to pass Castle, Foulke was elbowed by 
the Maine runner who was running wide. 
Cleaves '20 and Young '21, both nearly succeeded 
in passing their men but were unable to do so. 
Pratt finishing with a lead of about a yard over 
Young. The time of the race was 3 minutes 17 


The Sophomore-Freshman Track Meet will 
take place in the cage Thursday evening. The 
date for the meet was originally set for Friday 
evening, March 7th, but owing to the fact that 
Coach Magee is to be a speaker at the Bowdoin 
Androscoggin County Alumni banquet on Fri- 
day evening, the date was changed to con- 
venience "Jack." 

The track men from both classes claim that 

they will win the meet. From the material out 
for the different events it is expected that the 
meet will be the closest in several years. In the 
relay race the fast Freshman team is booked to 
win over the Sophomore four. 


February 18, 19 19. 

Balance for season, 1916-17 $ 258 

From A. S. B. S. Football 1,200, 

From A. S. B. S. Baseball 1,100, 

From A. S. B. S. Track 95 

From A. S. B. S. Tennis 17 

From A. S. B. S. Fencing 5 

Interest on deposits 6.51 



To Football Manager $1,200.00 

To Baseball Manager 1,100.00 

To Track Manager 950.00 

To Tennis Manager 170.00 

To Fencing Manager 50.00 

Balance on deposit $ 264.8 

Respectfully submitted, 

Paul Nixon, Treasurer. 


A clearing-house for ideas. That is what the 
proposed Student Forum is to furnish. Bowdoin 
already has fraternity, dormitory, and club units 
in which ideas on college and national subjects 
are deposited, and exchanged and from which 
they are circulated. But there is as yet no clear- 
ing-house where the enlightened opinion of the 
entire student body may be developed and dis- 
covered. Following the example set by a few 
other colleges and with the hearty approval of 
President Sills and the endorsement of the Stu- 
dent Council, an organization suitable for this 
purpose is now to be provided. 

It is proposed to hold not more than three 
Forum meetings during the remainder of the 
term, in the Union, the first sometime in the 
near future, to be addressed by Mr. Robert 
Treat Whitehouse of Portland on "The League 
of Nations." At a later meeting some important 
college topic such as Athletics will be considered. 

The right to attend the meetings and to take 
part in discussion will belong to all undergradu- 
ates. There will be no elaborate organization, 
no time-consuming duties, and no dues. The first 
three meetings will be conducted by the Debating 
Council, which has for some years been con- 
templating the establishment of a Forum. Presi- 
dent Roy A. Foulke '19, will preside. 




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Vol. XLVIII. MARCH 4, 1919. 

No. 25 

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

A Training Table. 

The old question of a training table has come 
up again quite strongly during the past few 
weeks. A table for the varsity relay men has 
been tried out and has brought amazingly suc- 
cessful results. 

Yet the proposition has many difficulties; it 
has been tried again and again and been found 
a failure for many reasons. Chief among these 

is the financial side. The athletic association has 
usually managed it in its several attempts and 
much money has been lost. If the board costs 
more per week at the table than at the fraternity 
houses, as it usually does, the extra has been 
taken out of the Athletic Association. Moreover 
it has happened that sometimes the board bills 
have not been paid at all by some of the athletes 
and rather than cause publicity, the shortage has 
again been paid by the Athletic Council, an ex- 
penditure the blanket tax is not generally in- 
tended to support. Men have come here with 
the utmost enthusiasm for managing a training 
table, convinced that no problem could come iip 
which could not be solved, and have left in the 
middle of the season, hopelessly discouraged. 

On the other hand it seems a pity that a train- 
ing table can not be made a success at a college 
of such high standing as Bowdoin. In all our 
athletics — spring and fall trips and track meets — 
we come in contact with colleges of high ath- 
letic standing and we should keep our teams well 
to the front. To compete success full}', the men 
must have the proper diet at all times and this 
is generally secured by a training table, common 
to practically all Eastern colleges. In many of 
these institutions the students board at a col- 
lege commons which offers less difficulty than 
fraternity house dining clubs, yet the editor is 
unconvinced that in some way a method cannot 
be started and carried through with good results. 
With the table open to varsity material only, the 
men picked by the coach and the board super- 
vised by the trainer, the rate the same as the 
average at the fraternity dining clubs and paid 
for regularly by the week, some system, it seems, 
could be arranged and prove successful. One 
great value derived from a training table is the 
opportunity given the men to get together and 
become unified. This segregates them from 
their fraternity groups and to some extent the 
student body as a whole, but is this not a minor 
point as against the benefit they may be bring- 
ing to the college by so doing? How- 
ever, by far the chief value of a training table 
is the fact that the men get the proper diet. The 
results of the recent experiment prove this con- 
clusively and it is a generally accepted fact that 
the proper diet is a necessity to a man's proper 
condition. An arrangement whereby the varsity 
men get special diet has been tried at some of the 
fraternity houses in the past and has largely 
proved successful. It is urged by all those genu- 
inely interested in the success of Bowdoin's ath- 
letic teams that the fraternity dining clubs in the 



future generally adopt this method toward their 
varsity men during their training season. 

We hope that some day not too far off Bow- 
doin can successfully run a more or less perma- 
nent training table, but in the absence of one, 
proper diet for the men should be obtained in 
some manner so that the college may keep well 
to the fore in all her athletic activities. 

Saturday Night Rallies. 

The showing made at the rally following the 
interscholastic meet proves that some new ar- 
rangement might well be made in regard to that 
annual rally. The indifferent spirit of too great 
a number of the student body should not be lost 
sight of, yet many have suggested that Friday 
night would be better for all concerned. 

Saturday night is usually selected as the time 
when most of the teams stay over night and the 
presentation of the shield is always made then. 
But this has not always worked out in practice 
in the past, for actual experience has shown that 
more teams are available Friday night than Sat- 
urday night. The Hebron team, for instance, 
which always has brought down the largest 
number of men, has invariably been here Friday 
night and yet not once on a Saturday night. The 
captain has usually been left to accept the shield 
for the team ; this year not even he was here. 
Moreover, far more Bowdoin men are in town 
on a Friday than a Saturday night. 

It is admitted that Friday night also has its 
serious drawbacks for the rally, such as the 
question of smoking; yet means of avoiding this 
have been and can be found. Football rallies in 
the fall have always been held on that night, and 
the handicap overcome. Both nights have their 
advantages and disadvantages, yet after a small 
attendance such as at the last rally, a new ex- 
periment might well be at least considered. 

The Students' Forum. 

The institution of a Student's Forum, an- 
nouncement of which is made in the news section 
of the paper, should be regarded as a distinct 
privilege for the students. It offers great op- 
portunity for a sensible and informal discussion 
of practical topics of the day; it allows every 
man to formulate wholesome ideas on the sub- 
ject at hand; it is a "clearing house for big 
ideas" ; started at this stage of current history, it 
could not be more timely. 

The meetings will be short and lively and the 
subjects selected with regard to the common in- 
terest of the student body. Approximately half 

an hour will be spent by the speaker putting the 
subject in its true light, after which a like period 
will be sent in informal discussion of the topic 
by those present. Robert Treat Whitehouse of 
Portland has been secured to speak in the near 
future on "The League of Nations," a problem 
of vital concern to every live American today. 
Other meetings will follow on subjects inti- 
mately connected with college life such as Ath- 
letics, and we should make use of all such op- 
portunities to become intelligent on all big topics 
of the day. 


To the Editor of the Orient: 

After reading Mr. Stetson's letter, which you 
published in the Orient of Jan. 7th regarding 
the preparation of the college man for entrance 
into the South American business field, I pre- 
sume to address you to add my entire endorse- 
ment of his opinions. Since leaving Bowdoin, 
most of my time has been spent in Panama, the 
gate-way of South America, where I have had 
exceptional opportunities of meeting and of 
studying, at close range, our own trade and 
banking representatives as well as those sent 
out by our European competitors. 

The field of the college man in South America 
as commercial traveller, business representative, 
banker or what-not, is large and is, and always 
has been certain. This is truer than ever, now 
during these days of all sorts of newly con- 
templated plans by our large American business 
houses. To enter this field successfully, he must 
be far better equipped than has been the custom 
heretofore among American firms. He must 
have more than a price and quality knowledge 
of the goods he sells or of the business which he 
represents. In meeting the ordinary South 
American business man, he encounters a man, 
always polished, ever courteous, who, not only 
knows his own business, but who also takes an 
interest in, and has opinions on the doings of the 
whole world, and who is most appreciative of the 
same qualities in others. This man must be met 
on his own plane. 

The continental business representative, in ad- 
dition to a thorough knowledge of his own im- 
mediate business, speaks Spanish fluently and is 
invariably well educated. He can and does take 
an intelligent interest in the economic and socio- 
logical problems of the country to which he is 
sent. His customers are his friends. Many of 
the European houses think so highly of the per- 
sonal equation, that they will only send a new 



man out for the first time in company with an 
experienced representative. To compete suc- 
cessfully, our men must be educated and pre- 
panjd fully as carefully. 

I would, therefore, emphasize Mr. Stetson's 
appeal. Let the undergraduate who is thinking 
along these lines, take full advantage of all the 
Spanish and economic courses ofifered by the col- 
lege. He will find them to be of inestimable 
value, and with such basic preparation, he will 
have furnished himself a foundation, of which, 
American enterprise, entering South America, 
will be most anxious to take advantage. 

G. H. Morrill '07. 


The following order providing for the pay- 
ment of a bonus of sixty dollars to soldiers who 
have been or are subject to discharge from ser- 
vice in the present war has been received from 
the War Department at the Headquarters of the 
Department of the Northeast : 

"In order that Section 6 of the Revenue Act 
■of 1918, approved Feb. 24, 1919, may be placed 
in immediate effect, you are informed as follows : 

"i. That all persons serving in the military 
'or naval force of the United States during the 
present war, who have since April 6, 1917, re- 
signed or been discharged under honorable con- 
ditions (or, in case of Reservists been placed on 
inactive duty) shall be paid in addition to all 
other amounts due them in pursuance of law, 
sixty dollars each. . . . 

"The above amount in the case of separation 
from the service on or prior to the passage of 
this act, shall be paid as soon as practicable after 
the passage of this act. . . . 

"2. All persons separated from active mili- 
tary service after receipt of these instructions 
who are entitled to the bonus of sixty dollars 
provided for in the act above quoted will be 
credited with and be paid such bonus upon their 
final pay vouchers. In the event that they have 
been separated from active service prior to re- 
ceipt of these instructions, but have not yet re- 
ceived final pay, the disbursing officer making 
final settlement will include and pay the bonus 
of sixty dollars. . . . 

"3. All persons separated from active mili- 
tary service from April 6, 1917, to date of receipt 
of these instructions who are entitled to the sixty 
dollars bonus in reference, and who have re- 
ceived their final pay, will forward claim for 
-such bonus direct to the Zone Finance Officer, 

Lemon Building, Washington, D. C, who is 
hereby designated to settle such claims. Such 
application must contain (a) the discharge cer- 
tificate or order of discharge or relief if no cer- 
tificate was issued, but both certificate and order 
if both were issued, the paper bearing indorse- 
ment of payment being required (b) a statement 
of all military service since April 6, 1917, show- 
ing place and date of reporting at first military 
station, and (c) address to which check is to be 
sent. When settlement is made all personal 
papers will be returned to applicant with check. 
No further correspondence is necessary except 
to advise of change in address of applicant." . . 
— From Boston Evening Transcript, Feb. 25, 


Miss Helen S. Yorke gave a song recital in 
Memorial Hall last Wednesday evening under 
the auspices of the Music Department of Bow- 
doin College. She was assisted by Mrs. Frank 
L. Dutton, pianist, and Howe '21, violinist. 

Miss Yorke sang groups of American, English, 
French and Italian songs including two operatic 
arias in which she displayed much technical skill. 
In the English and American songs she showed 
fine taste and general musical intelligence. In 
the lyrics of a contemplative or tender nature, 
there was a touch of plaintiveness in the tones 
themselves. Her singing was characterized by 
purity of intonation, flexibility and range of 
color, a skilful management of the breath and 
sincerity of interpretation. The program follows : 

1. a. A Little Winding Road Ronald 

b. Villanelle Dell' Acqua 

2. Una voce poca fa ("Barber of Seville") 


Solvejg's Song Grieg 

Margaret at the Spinning Wheel Schubert 

Conseils a Nina Wekerlin 

Minuet Mozart 

Romance (Second Concerto) Wieniaivski 

Mr. Howe. 
Ah! non Credea ("La Sonnambiila") . . . .BsWiHi 

Yea and Nay Old French Melody 

Irish Love Song Lang 

The Cuckoo Lehmann 

Neapolitan Songs in Dialect. 

Marchiare Tosti 

Marenariello Gambadclla 

Torna a Surriento De Curtiss 


President Sills read an interesting paper at the 
meeting of the Maine Historical Society in Port- 
land last Wednesday, on Franklin Pierce, a 



former President of the United States and mem- 
ber of the Class of 1824. President Sills gave 
an interesting account of his early life and 
showed how by ancestry and environment and 
preliminary training he should have made a great 
President but failed to attain his greatness. He 
was a profound student of politics. He was the 
fourteenth President; thirteen came before him 
and thirteen have been there since him, and that 
middle position was just about the order of his 
ability. President Sills reviewed the slavery 
legislation under his administration and Pierce'? 
ideas on the subject, and his attempt to secure 
Cuba from Spain, by fair means or foul. He 
characterized this attempt as the only real blot 
on his administration. 


The Kennebec Alumni Association held its 
annual meeting and dinner at the Augusta House 
last Friday evening. Among the speakers were 
Professor Burnett, representing the college, who 
spoke regarding Bowdoin's past, present and 
future, and Capt. Edwin H. Blachard '17 who 
told of some of his experiences in France. 

The dinner was preceded by a business meet- 
ing which was presided over by Henry W. Cobb 
'00, vice-president of the association. Officers 
for the ensuing year were unanimously elected 
as follows : President, Henry W. Cobb '00 ; vice- 
presidents, Emery^ O. Beane '04, and S. L. Fogg 
'89 ; secretary and treasurer, George H. Ma- 
comber '11; executive committee, John R. Gould 
'85, F. J C. Little '89, and Robert A. Cony '07. 

A letter was read from President Sills who 
wrote that he was unable to be present on ac- 
count of the Students' Conference at Brunswick. 
He stated that there was every indication of a 
record-breaking attendance at Commencement, 
June 23. 

The following alumni were present: Henry 
W. Cobb '00, Capt. Edwin Blanchard '17, Frank 
G. Farrington '94, Horace R. Sturgis '^(>, Melvin 
S. Holway '82, Rev. Clayton D. Boothby '06, Dr. 
W. S. Thompson '75, S. S. Fogg '99, M. G. S. 
Bailey '11, A. M. Goddard '82, Ralph G. Webber 
'06, Robert A. Cony '07, A. M. G. Soule '03, Dr. 
Richard H. Stubbs '98, Henry D. Evans '01, 
Blaine S. Viles '03, Herbert E. Thompson '03, 
Dr. R. S. McKay 'o<5, Herbert E. Locke '12, Ed- 
win C. Burleigh '13, Lewis T. Brown '14, Dr. 
Oliver W. Turner '90, Fremont J. C. Little '89, 
Capt. Raymond W. Swift '17, Ralph W. Smith 
'10, F. R. Lord '11,. N. S. Weston '08, Burleigh 

Martin '10, George H. Macomber '11, William 
Johnson '06, Ernest S. Goodspeed '09, Charles A. 
Knight '^6, Arthur S. Perry '74, Alton E. Pope 
'11, Stetson Hussey '11, Lieut. Leigh Webber '16 
and George F. Wilson '12. 


In the Boston Transcript for Friday, Feb. 28, 
1919, there appeared a photograph of Lieut. 
William M. Fay '16, with the following com- 
ment : "Lieut. Fay had a message to deliver 
across the river (the Vesle), and the only way 
to do it was to swim. Then he had to swim 
back. Both trips were made under most diffi- 
cult conditions while fighting was in progress." 


The members of the Phi Chi Medical fra- 
ternity held a dinner and dance at the Falmouth, 
Portland, Friday, Feb. 21. Dinner was served 
in the State of Maine room. Dr. Walter E. 
Tobie, Medic.-'99, and Mrs. Tobie chaperoning. 
Gibson's orchestra played for the dancing which 
followed. The guests of the fraternity were the 
Misses Marian L. Fisher, Marjorie Scribner, 
Doris Glover, Louise Robinson, Dorothy Hender- 
son, Maude L. Patchell, Sarah Wheeler, 
Ethelynne Peabbles, Mary Allen, Virginia M. 
Currier, Mildred S. Tinker, Ethel Haggett and 
Gladys Russell. 


The Art Editor of the "Bugle" is elected by 
the Junior class, from men whom the Art Editor 
of the book of the preceding year may recom- 
mend. Recommendations are based solely on 
ability, and ability is generally determined by the 
number of cuts accepted. 

So far, no member of either the Sophomore or 
Freshman class has handed in any drawings, nor 
has any man from either class even signified his 
intentions of so doing. If any member of either 
of the two lower classes believes himself capable 
of qualifying for the Art Editorship he can get 
information from Dunbar '20 at 17 North 

The men in the Chemistry b class had the op- 
portunity of listening to a most interesting 
lecture by Lieut. Tuttle '14 on the war from the 
chemical standpoint, Friday morning. Lieut. 
Tuttle has returned from France and recently 



accepted the position of instructor in Chemistry. 
Lieut. Tuttle, while in Bowdoin achieved dis- 
tinguished honors along scholastic lines, being 
a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and was later 
selected as Rhodes scholar. He enlisted in the 
Chemical Warfare Department and was stationed 
at Washington, D. C, until the call came for him 
to go to France. He has been a first lieutenant 
over there and has seen considerable service in 
the front line trenches. 

In his address to the Chemistry class he de- 
scribed the various kinds of gas masks used by 
the different countries and explained their ad- 
vantages and defects. The most interesting part 
of the address was the explanation of all the 
gases used by both sides throughout the war. 
He vividly pictured the horrible effects of these 
gases upon men unprotected by masks and made 
the statement that in 1915 when the Germans 
first used chlorine on the unsuspecting Canadians 
there is no doubt that they could have gone 
through to the Channel had they followed up 
their gas with an attack. 

rest of the term on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 
Glee Club rehearsals are held every week on Tuesday 
and Thursday at 4.30 p. m. 


At a recent meeting of the newly organized 
college band Wood '20 was elected leader for the 
coming year and Norton '22 was chosen manager. 
About 25 college men comprise the band. Re- 
hearsals are held every Monday evening. The 
band made its initial appearance of the year at 
the Interscholastic Meet, Feb. 22, and received 
the hearty approval of the student body. It also 
played on Friday evening during the Y. M. C. A. 

The band is composed of Wood '20, Norton 
'22, solo cornet; McCrum '21, Ricker '22, first 
cornet; Ferris '22, Anderson '22, second cornet; 
Fish '22, Rochon '21, first clarinet; Sprince '20, 
S. Smith '20, first alto; L. Smith '19, second 
clarinet; Brewer '22, baritone; Lyseth '21, saxa- 
phone; McDonald '19, piccalo; Merrill '22, bass; 
Allen '20, Hart '21, McLellan '21, Fenderson '21, 
Woodbury '22, trombones; Holbrook '19, Clymer 
'22, drums; Stetson '21, drums and symbols; 
Claff '21, drum. Professor Edward H. Wass is 
the director of the organization. 


March 6 — Sophomore-Freshman Track Meet. 
March 7 — Androscoggin County Alumni Banquet at 
the DeWitt Hotel, Lewiston. 

March 13 — Interfraternity Track Meet. 

March 15-22 — Final Examinations. 

March 22 — Vacation begins. 

April I — Opening of Third Term. 

Mandolin rehearsals are held every week for the 

Dn tDe Campus 

Ensign Lisle L. Burns ex-'20, recent gradu- 
ate of the Harvard Ensign School, was on the 
Campus for two days the past week. He ex- 
pected to return to college next year. 

Merry '22, who has been sick with tonsilitis, 
was able to leave the Infirmary last Friday. 

On account of the fact that term exams begin 
the next day after the Interfraternity Meet, it is 
thought probable that the meet will be set ahead 
one day and will be held Thursday evening, 
March 13th. 

A supply of army song books has been re- 
ceived by the College. Copies are available at 
the Treasurer's office free to all members of the 
S.A.T.C. (Naval Unit included). 

Leslie N. Stetson, ex-'i5, of Brunswick, who 
has been serving for several months in the 
Chemical Warfare Service, at the Astoria, Long 
Island, cantonment, received his discharge on 
Feb. 2ist and has returned to his home in town. 

The collections for the Masque and Gown 
have thus far been encouraging. It is expected 
that every man will support this activity. 

Among those o» the Campus recently were 
George P. Hyde '08, Harvey Miller '17, Lieut. 
Lawrence Barton 'ig, and Leach '20. 

Once more all we lack here at Bowdoin is the 
gondolas to make a Junior Venice. 

Lieut. John L. Roberts '11, recently discharged 
at Fort Leavitt, Portland, was on the Campus 
last week. 

A large number of the students spent the week 
end at their homes. 

A tentative examination schedule has been 

Lieut. Edward W. Atwood ex-'20, who has 
seen fourteen months' active service overseas in 
the Air Department, was on the Campus last 

^itf) tbe jFacuItp 

President Sills expects to be present at the 
dinner of the Androscoggin Alumni Association 
at the DeWitt Hotel in Lewiston, March 7. 

President Sills extended the greetings of the 
College to the delegates of the Y. M. C. A. con- 
ference at the banquet in Memorial Hall, Friday 
evening. Professor Mitchell was toastmaster. 

Professor Burnett represented the College at 
the banquet of the Bowdoin Alumni Association 



of Augusta, Friday, Feb. 28. 

Professor Davis took his English h class to 
Augusta, Tuesday, to attend a session of the 
Legislature. They were the guests of the Hon. 
Stetson Hussey '11. 

Professor Catlin attended a meeting of the 
foremen of the various vi'orks in Bath, Tuesday 
evening at which Mr. Saunders of the Simonds 
Mfg. Co. spoke. 

Professor Hormell is chairman of the Repub- 
lican Committee for the town. 

Professor Hormell attended the meeting on 
Saturday of the Council of New England His- 
tory Teachers Association in Boston. 

Professor Mitchell preached at the Federated 
Church of Lisbon on Sunday, Feb. 23. 

The success of the Y. M. C. A. conference was 
due in no small degree to the tireless efforts of 
Professor McClean. 

Professor Ham was elected chairman of the 
Democratic caucus. 

Lieut. Miles Langley has just been discharged 
from service and is visiting friends in Bruns- 

Neal Tuttle '14, who has recently returned 
from France where he was a first lieutenant in 
the Chemical Warfare Service has been engaged 
as instructor in chemistry to fill the position of 
Lieut. Philip W. Meserve who is now in France 
awaiting passage home. Lieut Tuttle will con- 
tinue his studies next fall, entering Oxford as a 
Rhodes scholar. 

alumni Jl3otes 

'14 — Robert T. Weatherill, who was com- 
missioned a lieutenant of Field Artillery at Camp 
Taylor, and who was mustered out Dec. 20, 1918, 
has accepted an excellent position in the chemical 
operating department of a large copper com- 
pany at Rancaqua, Chili. After Lieut.