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Wednesday, November 3, 1909
Guiding the Freshmen
When hazing was abolished at the
University of Oregon a loud cry went
up almost unanimously from the older
students that it would destroy the old
traditions. Many of these calamity
howlers, of course, consulted their feel
ings more than their intellects, hut nev
ertheless it is only fair to say that the
majority considered it seriously and hon
estly believed that the freshmen would
he unloosed from all restraint.
Professor Schaefer probably took a
more pronounced stand against hazing
than any other member of the faculty,
lie was very courageous in thus openly
expressing his opinions for they called
forth much criticism from the students,
lie maintained that it would not destroy
traditions that were desirable. The
method he suggested for guiding the
freshmen was by suggestion and exam
Whatever may he thought, of this
method, it is certain that it is the best,
in fact the only one remaining. Ac
cordingly it should be used seriously and
carefully. It is said that the German
Universities use this method and supple
ment it by an actual boycott of the stu
dent who willfully refuses to he gov
erned by it. The latter part, however,
we do not believe is at all necessary.
The experience of the average fresh
man is about as follows, lie comes to
college from a more or less brilliant ca
rer in high school, lie knows some one
who has made a name at college and
tells everyone about it. His own
achievements, he expects all to know,
lie is surprised and pained to lind they
do not. If possible he reminds them of
it and is not listened to. About then he
wakes up. He realizes how little he
amounts to and is tilled with a desire
to make good, learning whatever he
may from the older men.
Probably most of the class of 1013
have just about reached this stage. They
are ready to take advice but no one
offers it to them. Now. then, is the
time for the upperclassmen ter make
their affluence felt. When a freshman
makes a mistake, something should he
done to call his attention to it. At
times a good friendly talk will help.
Usually the most effectual thing is a
light remark that everyone takes good
naturedly. And finally when all other
means fail, a real sharp “call down" is
often the only solution.
l he great influence of the upper class
men is communicated best by example
and suggestion. That is the way to in
still college spirit. The freshmen want
to do exactly like the older men do for
they look up to them. How, then, can
(they be expected to show spirit if their
superiors do not. True, upperclassmen
do not usually like to be so boisterous
as the freshmen, but genuine spirit can
always be detected. At times, too a
little less dignity among the seniors
would be a welcome sign of life. It is
often doubtful if they have as much
spirit as the freshmen.
A Chance for Enterprise
The people of Corvallis virtually saw
the Agricultural college team play the
Whitman team off its feet last Friday
though they were several hundred miles
from the scene of the contest. This was
done by means of stereoptican slides giv
ing a full telegraphic report of the
game’s progress every three minutes.
The slides were shown in the assembly
hall and the expense covered by an ad
mission charge just as to a regular
This ought to be a good suggestion
for some enterprising show man to fol
low up in Eugene. Such a method of
seeing the game is hardly so-exciting as
the real article, but for those who are
unable to see it any other way it is
doubtless appreciated. The football
management at Oregon mght look into
the matter. It could be used effect
ually in the Idaho game at Portland
next week and especially in the great
Thanksgiving game with Washington at
Poor Washington! Only fifty to
nothing! And dl those heartrending
stories about mangled cripples and over
flowing hospitals. Enough Washing
ton ! You may loose the Northwest
championship—we hope you . do—but
one record is incontestably yours. Your
pathetic tale of woe has a quality of
persuasion that would put Mark An
tony to shame.
Chicago University is weeding out the
students who seldom study but who de
vote their time to the activities of col
lege society, by raising the require
ments as to the amount of work neces
sary to be done to remain in college.
As a result seventy-five members of the
last year’s freshman—class have been
A department of forestry has been
established at the University of Idaho.
What is known as an animal build
ing is being erected at the University
of Nevada. This building will contain
small animals for experimental and
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