Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920, May 13, 1911, Image 3

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StT ngly Maintains that it is not a
'itch at all, but an Attractive
1 could not believe my eyes. That
little ditch could not be the Mill
Race! It seemed to me that all my
life I had heard of the wonders of
the Race and now I realized that I
had been basely deceived. However,
I was only the newest of Freshmen
and it was in November. The Race
was only a ditch! But that was be
cause it was fall and some one had
cut all the shrubbery. People said
“wait until spring-—then you’ll see—
theRace looks rather shaved now, but
you just wait until spring and you’ll
be sorry you called it a ditch.” I
waited, and I’m sorry that I called it
a ditch. It isn’t.
Any one who is the least bit skep
tical about the beauties of the Race
should not be allowed to even mention
its sacred name until they have gone
up it on all occasions and under all
circumstances. They should be taken
up about the first of April by some
one who really cares about pretty
things. You see, then the trees are
,almost leafless and perhaps there
will be a moon. The effect is rather
weird—at first you don’t like it be
cause it all seems so bare and cold—
when suddenly you realize that is is
Japanese—Oh very —Japanese. And
you like it immensely.
Well, from then on anybody that
didn’t like the Race will begin to
haunt it. You will see it going up
in the morning by itself to study. It
will be there in the afternoon, being
just plain lazy. And in the evening
from April to June you will find that
anybody travelling up the Race, per
fectly happy with its Man or Lady
May is the nicest time at the Race.
It is warm then, and every one is
happy. It is nice to start about
seven—before the pinky sky is quite
gone. The first three or four blocks
one talks—and then it is rather
useless. You would only say things
that were unnecessary, leave all con
versation to the little Hermit Thrush
on the bank—because it realizes just
the sound which should be made. The
other canoes slip by, not at all like
real boats but rather ghostly—as if
they were part of the shadows. And
the stars are much prettier if they are
reflected in the water than when
one just sees them. May be some
one sings—Oh, it is very nice on the
Race in May.
Then it is 9:30—curses on House
There is one thing which the Head
of every house should impress gently
but firmly on the brains of all her
pretty Freshmen. They must never
say aught on the Race that they
don’t want any one to hear. If you
don’t believe me, go some moonlight
night, stand quietly upon one of the
upper bridges and listen. They are
quite too nice to repeat.
Of course all Freshmen girls fall
in! They go up, minus all knowledge
of paddling—and ' come travelling
back, a wet, soggy mess of girl very
n ueh ashamed. Then they go to
t! -ir best friends and change into dry
C'othes and by and by they come
ne valiantly denying that they
Turned turtle. Don’t ever deny it, j
teshmen; you can’t get your hair
tby soon enough to back up your;
si >ry, and your best frined’s dress is
a giveaway. After all, it’s an honor
t tumble in the Race.
1; d hate to have to know that the
0 t time I’d go up the Race was very
near. It must be pretty awful, isn’t
I suppose about Commencement!
Woman’s tennis at the University
ot Oregon has had a wonderful im
petus this spring, and great enthus
iasm is being shown. Membership in
the club is secured by a sysetm o'
competitive tryouts, Miss Perkins be
ing judge of the skill shown.
fifteen girls took part in the first
tryout, and three were successful.
Frances Adams, Hazel Rader, and
Norma Graves.
There are now eighteen active mem
bers, and the club is planning to
compete with clubs from other col
leges. Then, too, there will be a tour
nament for the cup offered by Dr.
Stewart and won by Frances Ober
teuffer last year. Mildred Bagley,
the president of the club this year,
is looked upon as a possible winner,
unless the new members develop un
expected expertness.
The second tryout will be held the
first of next week, and owing to the
able coaching of Miss Perkins, other
names will no doubt be added to the
Committee Promises that it will be
Finest Event of Kind ever
The Promenade of 1911 bids fair to
rival all those previous, both in its
brilliancy and its attendance. More
guests are expected than ever before
and these, taken with the students
themselves, will probably fill Hayward
Hall to its utmost capacity. The
music, given by Hendershott’s or
chestra, is to be exceptionally good.
And the floor, which on occasions has
not been of the best, is reported to
be at last in excellent condition.
Hitherto no decorating has been
permitted, but since special dispensa
tion has been granted for the last two
parties given in the Hall, it is hoped
that permission will be granted the
Juniors to exercise their talents in
making it beautiful.
Beside affording the students of the
University an excellent opportunity to
entertain their friends, Junior Week
End, and especially the Junior Prom,
is a means of enabling people through
out the state to become acquainted
with the college, and with a larger
number of its members than would
be possible in any other way.
Especially does it enable the pros
pective Freshman to make friends be
fore entering, and thus relieves him
of the few days of strangeness at the
beginning of the year; and for these
reasons, if for no others, every en
ergy should be spent in making suc
cessful this largest social event of
the year.
New Idea in Frats
The sororities at Northwestern are
planning the erection of an interso
rority house on the campus. The
house is to have two stories, the low
er floor to be used for a parlor and
dance hall, while on the upper floor
each sorority will have a room.
time when you’re a Senior, the Race
seems to be quite a great deal more
beautiful than ever before. I’ll bet
lots of quandom students still think
so—Oh, you know them, all those
many peaceful and happy married
people, whom the papers once talked
about as “the culmination of a pretty
college romance.”
Anyway all you Anybodies that
come to college in September—you
just wait until the next June. Then
I dare you to call the Mill Race a
Organization has had Interesting
History for Past Forty
The Eutaxian Literary Society is
just now closing one of its most suc
cess], ul years. there have been
larger attendances, more members,
ana better programs, than ever be
; Tore. One of the main features of
earn meeting is the ten-minute par
liamentary drill. Several times
these drills have brought up questions
which even President liirdie Wise has
been unable to settle without an in
vestigation of Roberts Rules. An
other thing which is emphasized ;s
extemporaneous speaking. There is
hardly a single member who is not
able on only a moment’s notice, to de
liver a highly respectable little talk
on almost any subject whatsoever.
As to the social meetings once a
month, you have noly to ask those
who have been there how much they
have enjoyed them.
Every student in the University
and certainly a great many people
outside have heard of the Eutaxian
Society, but, as a rule, about all they
know of it, beyond the fact that it
does exist, is that it meets one even
ing every week and has debates. Per
haps too, they have heard vague
rumors that there is sometimes a
great deal of fun to be had at those
meetings, and that the librarian has
even been known to leave her seat
in the room above to seek out the
cause of the merriment. There is
some doubt, however, as to whether
this gaiety ever really took place in
the society proper, for she always
found a perfectly serious and even
dignified assembly passing motions
with the utmost deliberation.
There are a great many other
things that might be known of the
Eutaxian. In the first place it is
as old as the University itself, having
been founded in the first year of the
existence of this institution, and it
has been one of the most important
factors in carrying along the tradi
tions and customs of the college
During its earlier days it played a
role now assumed by our Literary
societies, Dramatic clubs, and social
organizations combined. The society
met in the afternoon, had parliament
ary drills, debates on even such
modern subjects as the Income Tax,
and read and even acted the plays of
Uccasionaly, lor even tnose early
dignified Oregon girls felt the need of
a change, they would have a peanut
spree or even a joint meeting with
the men’s society, the Laurean, in the
old auditorium in Deady Hall. These
latter occasions usually ended with
ice cream and cake.
One of the most important things
which the society did at^ this time
was the editing of a small paper, to
gether with the Laurean society, call
ed “The Reflector.” The last copy of
this was published in April 1894. Mrs.
L. T. Harris of Eugene now possesses
a copy of each number of this paper,
the first to be issued by the Univer
sity of Oregon. It was as much a
college as a society paper, for it gave
all the news of the campus and class
room, as well as the reports from the
literary clubs.
As the University grew older, the
Eutaxian began to hold reunions
every year at the close of the Com
mencent exercises. These were some
times very imposing occasions;
papers were read, speeches were
made, and once a poem was read by
one of the graduate members. From
1894 on, the Eutaxian became more
and more largely simply a Literary
Society, in the strict sense of the
term. Just like every other society
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that ever existed it has had its
periods of prosperity and depression
but if you talk with any of the
really faithful older members they
will tell you that the training they
received in this society has meant
more to them in practical life than
any study which they ever took up.
Girls, the membership of the Eutax
ian is limited but there is still a
place for every girl who needs the
training which it cannot fail to give
her and every such girl ought to be
in her place. Remember, the word
Eutaxian, means “well-sustaned.”
The University of Wisconsin has
enrolled this year 9,499 students. Of
these 5,538 are in attendance at the
University and 3,931 are in the cor
respondence department.
Students at Wisconsin will vote an
the adoption of the honor system on
May 18 and 19.
Four hundred women had a stag
' prom at Cornell.
Many Athletic Activities Inaugurated
by the Director During the
Past Year
Two years ago a new member was
added to the faculty, whose position
as adviser and companion, as well as
physical instructor for the women of
the University has proved invalu
able. This member is Dr. Bertha
Stuart. To her, the co-eds owe
much of the freedom in sports which
prior to this time had been denied
Dr. Stuart is a graduate of both the
literary and medical departments of
the Universitiy of Ann Arbor; she
also studied in the Chatauqua Sum
mer School of New York. For a
year Dr. Stuart taught Latin and
English in the High School of Mem
Director Woman’s Gymnasium
phis, Michigan, but then took up
gymnasium work for the students in
an Ann Arbor High School. For
four years following this she was as
sistant in the woman’s gymnasium at
Ann Arbor and then became director.
Here Dr. Stuart taught until 1908,
when she came to Oregon where her
work has proved most successful and
Dr. Stuart has become extremely
popular with the University women,
and is a leader in all sports. Through
her a growing interest in basketball
and tennis has sprung up and will
lead in time to stirring contests
among the women.
By her insistent efforts, Dr. Stuart
has placed the women’s athletic acti
vities in a position they could not j
otherwise have reached; and every!
University girl is appreciative of this
| Students Organize in Order to Get in
Closer Touch With Uni
versity Life
l'ho Oregon Club is one of the
most recent of University organiza
tions. It is different from all other
University clubs, dormitories, and
fraternities in that it is the only
organization of its kind which in
cludes both men and women in its
active membership. The Club has
been organized only since March 3,
toil, and yet it has at present at
least one hundred and fifty members
of which about sixty per cent are
The purpose of the Oregon Club
is to bring the students who are
scattered about the city in their
homes and boarding places, in closer
touch with the University life, to
make them feel that they have a
real part in all Varsity activities, and
thus give them that training which
In University imparts, making for all
J round, well-developed men and wo
I men.
1 he success or the C lub depended
at first on whether it. would really
fill the long-felt need of such an
organization in the U. of 0. The in
fluence which it has already exerted,
however, in bringing about a feeling
of unity among its members and
with the University, is as great as its
most ardent well-wishers could have
asked. In the future this unity will
be made even closer than it is at
The officers of the Oregon Club
are students who are interested and
active in other student enterprises.
They are: President, William Beals,
’ll; vice president, Eva Frazier, ’12;
secretary, Jessie Fariss, ’ll; trea
surer, Leon Ray, ’12; member-at
large, Earl Jones, T2.
One of the most important fea
tures of the club is its social life.
The acquaintance party given on
April 1, was an entire success. Be
fore the close of the school year there
will be a picnic for all the members
of the club.
The club is already making plans
for successful work in the coming
year in all lines, debate, athletics, and
social affairs.
Oregon Club girls will hereafter
enter inter-club basketball games,
tennis, etc., as representatives of the
club. They will take pride in work
ing for honors for their own orga
nization which will give them more
chance of winning than they have
had when playing as unorganized in
dependents. There will also be a
stunt given by girls from the club in
the April Frolics and County Fairs.
Above all else, the Oregon Club
wants to do all in its power to re
tain the real “Oregon Spirit.”
Continuous practice has begun for
several May pole dances which Dr.
Stuart is planning to give on the
campus the Tuesday before Com
mencement week. Heretofore this
day has been celebrated by “The Fern
and Flower Procession.” This year
there will be five attractive dances;
The Peasant Dance, The Milkmaid’s
Dance, The Lantern Dance, The Flor
al Dance, and The Senior Dance.
Twenty-four girls appropriately
dressed will take part in each dance.
Every girl who is intending to be here
Commencement week is urged to take
■a t and to be faithful at practice
so as to help Dr. Stuart make the
whole as grand a success as all her
exhibitions have been in the past.