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C. A. OsTERHOLM.T2
Saturday, October 30, 1909
For a month Oregon’s football team
has been training hard. Daily their
work conies nearer perfection and after
each game prospects for winning the
Northwest championship brighten. And
just as steadily and surely do the crowds
in the bleachers and along the side lines
grow smaller. The students, especially
the rooters, neglect the daily practice.
Until now the Emerald has held its
peace. “Surely,” we thought, "the spirit
will kindle as the- season advances.” But
we were mistaken. The apathy was
sincere and we can ignore it no longer.
We are i ot among those who unthink
ingly attribute this to poor spirit. Scar
city of rooters does not always indicate
a lack of spirit, but in this case we think
it does. Neither do we mistake our
own cooling enthusiasm for apathy
among the underclassmen. Seniors
often do become absorbed in their own
narrow line to ruch an extent as to
lose touch with the student activities
and then, having no spirit in themselves,
they can see none in others. But there
are unmistakable evidences that the
complaint this year is well founded,
permeating all classes from seniors to
I hat apathy is rooted deep is shown
' the fact that it continues so long.
Aside from a few sporadic outbursts,
the Oregon spirit has slept since hist
year. Students are not alone in notic
ing it. Faculty and alumni, men who
have had experience for years, testify
to the same conclusion. Such evidence
is worth considering.
C. N. McArthur, he who is so per
fectly acquainted with every minute
detail in and about the University that
his name .‘lands for generations of vie
tory and achievement in years past,
visited the campus last week, t roubled
looks and anxious doubts expressed by
the older students were taken lightly,
for he had seen the same before. But
he went out to watch the team practice
and he too was astonished. Privately
lie expressed hi-' disappointment, saying
that he had never seen such poor spirit
since he had known the University.
We have our own explanation for
these conditions. 1 hat. however, is not
needed. I'o he sure, the football team
is strong. We think it will win without
rooters, perhaps without spirit. But
that is not all. I here are other victo
ries to win. There is the glory of a
university that has never given up to
uphold. If this is done as it has been
done in the past, not by wealth anc
power, but by the strength of union and
loyalty, the students must get together
The freshmen are not so much to
I blame as some others. You can't ex
pect to drive them. What they need is
an example. Let every upperclassman
get out on the field with a good old un
dignified hurrah and it will not take
long for the babes to catch the spirit.
It spreads fast and the freshmen like
to see it better than any others.
We know that words are useless as
means of conveying spirit. But we
hope to carry with this something more
than mere words. The condition is ser
ious. It calls for action—not talk. No
student should condemn the freshmen
who is not on one of the teams or in
the bleachers every night. Then the
talk would count for something and
would be engendered in the new stu
Willow and Hazel Fields and Gladys
Cartwright went to Salem, Friday night
to attend the Willamette-Oregon game.
lone Chambert and Felda McClain will
spend Sunday in Portland.
The student council of the Univer
sity of Michigan has issued a decree
that all freshment must wear the offi
cial cap. It also gives seniors, juniors
lor sophomores the right to confiscate
the coverings of any freshman not
wearing the official college badge of the
first year men.
Eighteen large boxes of specimens ob
tained in Egyptian excavations have
been presented to the Museum of
Science and Art at the University of
Pennsylvania. The collection is re
garded as one of the best ever obtained
No text books are to be used in the
economic courses at Dartmouth this
I year. Instead the class has been asked
to subscribe to the New York Post,
and to read the paper thoroughly in
order to discuss economic questions in
Thus. L. Barrell, manager of Hutch
inson Hall, University of Chicago, has
published a booklet containing exhaus
tive directions for the perfect waiter and
is teaching a class of forty men the
art of serving food in a gentile manner.
The students at the University of
Colorado have organized a Student
Body Association and have adopted rules
modeled after those which govern the
Student Body at Washington.
Football by mail is the latest in the
correspondence school line. The head
coach at Carlisle is giving instruction
to- coaches of secondary schools by this
A new feature of the curriculum at
the University of Vermont will be a
department of home economics.
Over eighty-five men were present at
the first try-outs for the University of
Wisconsin Glee club.
Indiana University has an organiza
tion of all men students called the
The Massachusetts Institute of Tech
nology is planning to give a course in
A Married Students’ Club was re
eently organized at the University of
Interclass and inter-fraternity tennis
tournaments are held each year at Am
A man fifty years old has entered the
University of Michigan as a freshman.
$UX) is the amount of the prize to be
given in a song contest at Minnesota.
One thousand and eighty freshmen
have registered at Cornell this year.
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Melvin W. Warner, an expert pro
fessional musician, will takq charge of
the directing of the Mandolin Club this
year, lie is a thorough musician, being
an instructor in stringed instruments
and an expert cello player. He former
ly played with the famous Thomas or
chestra of Portland.
Under his tutelage, the members of
lie club expect to reach a high state of
perfection and disprove the charges and
criticism against their ability and need
as a supplement to the Glee Club. They
are practicing hard four evenings a
week and already have one selection
The Kappa Alpha Theta girls enter
tained Friday afternoon, in honor of
their house mother, Airs. Dodd. The
Eugene Indies found Mrs. Dodd a
charming, attractive woman. In the re
ceiving line were, Mrs. Campbell, Mrs.
Dodd, Mrs. Washburn, Mrs. Barker,
and Frances Oberteuffer. The recep
tion rooms were decorated with lilacs,
vines and red dahlias. The dining room
was daintily adorned with vines, and
leaves. Miss Jessie Bibee poured tea,
and was assisted by several other girls
in serving sherbet and waffles.
The Chi Omega’s will entertain with
a Hallowe'en party tonight. Their in
vited guests are—Ormand Rankin, Mer
u in Rankin. Chester Moores, Dick Char
man. Roliu Kennedy, Glen Bendwell,
Tom Burke, Vernon Vawter, Herbert
Barbour. Stanley Young, Harold War
ner. Carl Huston, Clyde Brown, Gwynn
Watson. Melville Sweet, Wallace Mount.
Phil Hammond. Harold Broughton,
Howard Dray, Paul Willoughby.
The Klosche Tillaeum girls will give
a Hallowe'en party tonight.
Mr. Frank Chambers, of Eugene, has
given the University of Oregon Y. W.
C. A. a lot on 1/tli and Hilvard Sts.
They have not yet decided what dispo
; sit ion is to be made of it. but are con
j sidering plans for an association house.
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We are manufacturing our own
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