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About Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 29, 1909)
Pubished Wednesday and Saturday dur
ing the college year by students of the
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
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W. C. NICHOLAS .’.’10
Ralph Moores .’12
Fay Clark .’12
C. W. Robinson .’ll
Calvin Sweek .’ll
FRITZ DEAN .’ll
C. A. OSTERHOLM . ’ll
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1909
PAST AND FUTURE
With this issue the Oregon Weekly
becomes the Emerald, a semi-weekly
newspaper. Growing resources and ex
panding interests demand concomitant
evolution of student body activities and
this change is the result. It was in
evitable as will sometime be further de
velopment into a daily; the students
chose wisely to make it at this time.
I he Oregon Weekly was founded a
hout ten years ago by Clifton N. Mc
Arthur, now secretary to Governor Ben
son. Among its editors have been the
most prominent graduates of the Uni
versity, many of them rising to high
positions of honor and trust in public
life. I heir character has been reflect
ed in the Weekly, giving it an envious
position among similar papers in the
The Weekly was the college news
paper. I he Emerald will continue its
work, emulating what in it was meritor
ious and endeavoring to improve or
eliminate what was undesirable. It will
not be a mock newspaper or a desciple
of yellow journalism, hake stories and
sensational revelations are not in its
held. Its work is to give the students
and alumni a faithful account of all
tho college news and nothing hut col
lege news. KITicicney in this particular
will always he its aim.
Provided satisfactory arrangements
can he made for printing, we hope to
increase the size of the paper to eight
pages in the near future. One edition
will he printed Saturday evening so as
to give an account of Saturday after
noon’s events and leave a definitely
closed week behind us.
A feature that we hope to popularize
this year is a department in the lower
right hand corner of the editorial page
devoted chiefly to news concerning oth
er colleges. In general it will contain
items that, while not immediately con
nected with the l uiversity of Oregon,
will nevertheless he of general interest
to students and alumni.
A calendar will he printed in each is
sue giving the time and place of all uni
versity events. \\ e are also consider
mg a column devoted to the publication
of notices to supplement the regular
bulletin hoards, and perhaps later a free
press column for signed communications.
With these simple explanations the
kmerald will face its readers, only ask
ing that they consider tV difficulties to
lie encountered while making such radi
cal changes as we are att 'mp.iag. Many
improvements w ill he at vie dm ng the
year. Kvcu then a great ueal will prob
ably remain for ensuing editors to
change before the end is reached. Only
please be tolerant with the first few "is
sues, and we have no fear for the fu
To that great western poet, Joaquin
Miller, whose early life was spent
among the inspiring scenery in the en
virons of Eugene, the Emerald is in
debted for its name. His grandest
poems were songs of the West, and
among them are many in which he
loved to call this the “Emerald State.”
His wish may never be officially sanc
tioned, but we believe that a name which
thus stands for *onc of the University's
colors should find immediate favor
among our readers as the future name
of the Oregon Weekly.
The Emerald considers itself fortunate
in securing the services of C. A. Oster
holm, '12, as assistant manager, to fill
the vacncy caused by the resignation of
Ralph Stewart, who was unable to re
turn to college. Mr. Osterholm is a
man of wide business experience and
we look for great things from him in
The Emerald wishes to announce that
Ralph Bristol has recovered from his
lamentable illnes and is now at his home
in Portland. Those who knew the facts
were always certain that he owed no
grudge against the University and it is
gratifying to note that he now expresses
his willingness to return to Oregon.
THE LATE ROBERT RAMSDELL
| IN MEMORIAM
* (by c w. kobinson)
% Deep called silent unto deep,
*1 Cold and dreary fell the morn;
O Notes of deep-toned iron bells
o Cross the hills and mountains
J l born:—
<• Weep not that the summons
0 lie that sees the sparrows play
Summoned him; he with a smile
'< i Answered God—and passed away.
Hive hundred and forty-seven students
had registered in the University when
the office closed today. This is an in
crease of 115 over last year at the same
time. Registrar Tiffany is conldent that
before the end of this week the number
will have passed six hundred. The fresh
man class is by far the largest that ever
matriculated, numbering over 250 mem
Beta Epsilon, one of the oldest wo
men's local fraternities at the Univer
sity of Oregon, was formally installed
as Alpha XI Chapter of Kappa Alpha
Ibcta July 21. The installation cere
monies were conducted in Portland at
the Oregon Hotel by Miss Jessie Mc
Farland, president of the Gamma dis
Kappa Alpha Theta was founded at
Green Castle, now DePauw University,
Iud„ in January, 1870. It consists of
51 chapters of which the chapter just
admitted from the State University
makes four on the Pacific Coast, the
other three being located at University
of Washington, Stanford and Universi
ty of California.
A list of the charter members fol
lows: Lela Goddard, Winnie Hadley,
Jessie Chase, Helene Robinson, Kate
Fullerton, Susan Hayes, Gladys Mac
Kenzie, Winnifred Cockerline, Laura
\dele Goff, Eva Allen, Frances Ober
tcuffer, Hazel McNair, Cecile Wilcox.
Hazel Brown, Frances Nelson, Mary
He Bar, Lucia Campbell, Jessie Bibee,
Merle McKelvey. Jane Knox, Field Mc
Claiue, Aline Thompson, Mildred
Bagley, lone Lambert.
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POOL AND BILLIARDS
I lie Gamma Phi Beta sorority enter
tained informally Thursday evening.
Dancing furnished entertainment for the
guests. 1 lie cards were done in water
colors in two shades of brown, the fra
ternity colors. Wednesday evening they
gave a box party for their pledges and
Mrs. Kendall, Mrs. Stafford, Mrs.
Straub and Ethel Clarke.
The Chi Omegas entertained inform
ally for a number of friends Saturday
evening. Sunday afternoon they had
open house for their freshmen.
The Kappa Alpha Theta fraternity
gave an informal entertainment Tuesday
The V. M. C. A. and V. W. C. A.
will hold their annual joint social at the
Dormitory next Friday evening at eight
o’clock. This affair is the one chance
of the year to get acquainted with the
new students an 1 no special program
will be given. Refreshments will be
served consisting of ice cream and cake.
Everyone is united.
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Gilded, Embossed and Engraved Fraternity and Club
! Dance Programs that are different.
; Invitations and Calling Cards, Prited and Engraved.
; Chopter Letters and Petitions Given Expert Attention.
Window Cards and Advertising Matter of all Kinds.
Punched Sheets to fit any Loose Leaf Note Book
Kodak Books Made to Order, 25c and up.
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student activities, both on the Oregon campus and from other
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Each year at the University of California the Sophomores publish rules
for the guidance of the freshman. This year they were printed on colored
paper and showered from the gallery as President Wheeler arose to speak
at the first assembly of the year. The following is a copy:
OH, OH, OH, LOOK WHAT THE TIDE HAS WASHED UP ! !
Ye Conglomeration of infinitesimal Nonenities, so lately blown in from
off the uncut alfalfa, ye choice collection of precarious possibilities, ye in
consequential incongruities, inflicted upon this University as EXHIBIT 13,
take heed to these i ;
13 NURSERY RULES:
1. Freshies shall not wear caps nor smoke pipes on the campus.
2. Freshies shall not sit or walk upon front steps of North Hall, rear
steps having been provided for your use.
3. No high school paraphernalia will be tolerated, and thou shalt not
bluster ostentatiously about prep school achievements.
4. Thou shalt not queen on the campus; when it is necessary to accost
a co-ed thou shalt stand bareheaded while holding the conversation.
5. Infants registered in hygiene 1 shall preserve a dignified silence dur
ing lectures and remain thus ever after.
6. Thou shalt not wear thy clothes loosely like a hunter, and thy trous
ers shalt extend to within 6 inches of thy shoetops and thy coat shalt not
hang more than 2 feet below the belt.
7. All youths registered in physical culture 1 having no visible means
of support will place requisitions for peg-top gymnasium suits at the re
corder’s office immediately. ' '
8. All freshmen shall prove their resemblance to a certain long-eared
quadruped by packing all necessary inflamables for all rallies.
9. Vaccinaion is a necessity and must be endured without unseemly
tears. Mellin’s Food may be used afterward for a bracer.
10. Freshmen must learn that tan shoes, sunbonnets and straw hats do
not constitute the proper full dress, and shall be worn only at the freshie
11. No freshie shall offend the dignity of the class of 1912 or the head
of the botanical department by wearing a red necktie.
12. Freshies must not use the infirmary to excess because it is free,
nor look upon the hand towels in the gym in the light of souvenirs.
13. No erstwhile pumpkin-rollers shall appear barefooted upon the~camp
us, or indulge in games of marbles, tops, craps or ping-pong.
Failure to comply with the above rules and to show proper respect to
your superior, the class of 1912, will result in a much needed submersion in
that slipper, slimy, slushy slough of stagnation, c’lpt chem. pond.