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EUGENE. OREGON, SATURDAY. OCTOBER 7. 1911.
BOB KELLOGG HEADS
OREGON SENIOR GLASS
JESSE BIBEE ELECTED VICE
GRAY SOMBRERO ADOPTED AS HEAD GEAR
Bill Main, Hal Bean, Judge Homer
and Ruth Merrick Elected to Stu
dent’s Affairs Committee.
The Seniors assembled in Dr.
Schmidt’s room, one hundred and ten
strong, Thursday afternoon, and elect
ed the last corps of officers they will
Bob Kellogg was made president
over R. D. Moores, his only rival for
the honor. Jessie Bibee was elected
vice-president over Alma Payton.
Pansy Shafer received the secretary
ship, Edward Himes the treasurer
ship, and Buford Jones, the diminua
tive giant from McMinnville, in a
spirited contest, carried off the class
Ruth Merrick, Hal Bean, Judge
Horner and Bill Main were made
senior members of the Student’s Af
The report of treasurer Himes
showed a balance of some $15.00 on
hand. The seniors are quite proud of
their financial record. In all three
years not more than $2.00 tax per per
son has been levied, and last year the
members were not taxed at all.
The matter of distinction wearing
apperal for the senior men was taken
up, canes, sweaters, caps and the ar
ticles of class were proposed, the one,
however, to receive the honor was the
distinctive1}7 western head gear, gray
sombrero, and in a short time it is ex
pected that all senior men will be
SOPHS MUSI KEY DOWN
Prominent Varsity Men Appear in
Togs that Set Campus Buzzing
The dapper and dignified derby will
be withheld in the future from aspir
Beau Brummels of the sophomore
class, according to a resolution intro
duced by upper classmen and passed
at the meeting of the Associated Stu
dent Body last Wednesday.
The theory is that the sudden ex
altation from the degrading green
freshman cap to the imposing “dicer”
might prove disastrous to the mental
balance of the under-classmen, and in
order to avoid any possible cases of
cranium enlargement the present edict
is sent forth. ,The sophomores may
wear soft felt hats or any variety of
cap, but the “plug hat” will hence
forth be sported exclusively by jun
iors and seniors.
The resolution adopted reads as
follows: Whereas, during the last
few years in the University of Ore
gon. there has been a slow but gradual
development of sentiment favorable
to the more simple forms of class dis
tinction; and whereas, we believe such
simple distinctions work for social
betterment and more enthusiastic col
lege spirit on our campus.
Therefore, be it resolved that we,
the student body of the University of
Oregon do hereby restrict the wearing
of hard felt hats (commonly known
as derbys), among students, to up
And be it further resolved, that we
as individual students, will lend our
heartiest support to the enforcement
of this tradition.
U. OF W. TO CELEBRATE
The University of Washington is
planning a celebration of its fiftieth
anniversary, beginning Nov. 4, that
promises to surpass anything yet at
tempted by an educational institution
of the west.
Invitations to speak at the coming
semi-centennial have been sent to Am
bassador James Bryce, President
Emeritus, Charles W. Elliot of Har
vard, President Arthur D. Hadley of
Yale, and Abbot L. Lowell of Harvard,
by Professor Meany, head of the com
mittee on arrangements for the event.
An attempt will be made to gather
together a number of educators not
only of national but world-wide re
pute. Invitations have also been ex
tended to all the universities in the
country, and many have promised to
send deligates to the celebration.
INITIAL TRYOUT IS HELD
President Dunton Urges That More
Candidates Try for Club
The Dramatic Club, under the lead
ership of Forrest Dunton, held its
first meeting and initial tryout
Thursday evening in Villard Hall.
Cass Kennedy, who was re-elected
treasurer for the ensuing year, turn
ed in a creditable balance of cash on
hand. Those placed upon the pro
visional list for a future tryout were
Mesrs. Hugh Currin, Chester
Moores,, Joe Ingle, Earl Jones, R. M.
Wray, E. L. Anderson, Leland Finch,
and Misses Flora Dunham, Gertie
Taylor, and Bessie Cowden.
Another preliminary tryout will be
held next Thursday evening at 7:30
in Villard to select another provi
sional list of candidates. A final
tryout will be held in the near fu
ture, when the eight vacancies for
men, and the six vacancies for wo
men will be filled.
Speaking of men material, Presi
dent Dunton said, “I want to urge
everyone in college, who has talent
along this line to be on hand for the
preliminary tryout, for this is posi
tively the last chance that will be
given. There will be several plays
given during th ecourse of the year,
and a chance for all to take part.
The Dramatic Club this year prom
ises to be the strongest in its history,
but we must have more candidates.”
MRS. CHAMBERS HOME
THROWN OPEN TO Y. W. C. A.
Mrs. Chambers opened the doors of
her beautiful home on Eleventh street
to the members of the Advisory Board
for the entertainment of the girls of
the University, on Saturday, October
7th, from 3 until 5 o’clock. Mrs.
Clark and Mrs. Sweetser took charge
of the entertainment. The afternoon
was devoted to “getting acquainted,”
and many games chosen for that pur
pose, were enthusiastically particated
in by all.
The Misses Eleanor McClaine, Ruth
Merrick, and Marjory Holcomb, fur
nished the music.
Miss Clark, assisted by Miss Ermel
Miller, the new general secretary of Y.
W. C. A., received the guests at the
The spacious living room and recep
tion hall were abloom with yellow
chrysanthemums and hanging baskets
of green ferns.
Mrs. Snodgrass presided in the den,
where chocolate and cake were served.
In the dining room a profusion of
pink roses and trailing Virginia creep
er dominated. Mrs. Straub and Mrs.
Prentice poured tea and served sand
wiches and cakes.
SURPRISE SPRUNG IN
MATTERS OF GRADES
SO-CALLED “BONERS” DO NOT
GET HIGHER GRADES THAN
THOSE IN ACTIVITIES
REGISTRAR TIFFANY GIVES STATISTICS
Grades of Orators and Debaters Are
Highest in the List of
Those who have had the idea that
students taking part in student activ
ities get lower grades than those who
do not, will have to admit themselves
mistaken, if the statistics compiled
and published by Registrar Tiffany
are to be taken authoritatively.
The general average of students in
this University not taking part in any
student activity, figured from names
beginning with A and B, is 85 per
cent. For those whose names begin
with K and L, 82 per cent.
The average grade of the football
men for the first semester, is 85.3 per
per cent; of the Glee Club men, 86.8
per cent; of the track men, 88.4 per
cent; and of the debators and ora
tors, 91.4 per cent. The average grade
of students taking part in more than
one activity is 87.6 per cent for the
first semester and 85.6 per cent for the
Before this it has been thought
that the “boners” were those not par
ticipating in college activities and
that the grades of those interested
in the activities would average much
lower than those not interested. Per
haps the alfalfa delegation, that de
lights so to find fault with our “over
done” college life, can find food for
thought in these statistics.
The following is the complete sum
Students not in
Students not in
Glee Club .96.
Debate and ora
Track team .93.5
Baseball team. , 93.6
more than one
74. 85.9 85.5
69.5 82.1 82.9
78.7 85.3 84.
73.6 80.6 80.9
80. 86.8 86.3
85.3 90.6 91.4
71.2 88.4 84.2
76.2 82.6 82.2
81.5 87.4 85.6
71.2 82. 82.2
75. 83.4 82.9
“Deacon White,” a prominent mem
ber of last year’s Senior class, and an
A. T. 0. at the University, is farming
on a small scale near Portland. Of
course, this is but a side issue in the
Deacon’s routine of life.
The entire sophomore mining class
at the University of Idaho have
adopted the pompadour style of hair
Students who wish to get work of
any kind should list their names with
Secretary Koyl at Book Exchange.
Horace Belknap, ’14, is registered at
the U. of 0. School of Medicine, in
VARSITY Y. M. C. A. BEGINS
REGULAR MEETINGS FRIDAY
/The University A’. M. C. A. began
its series of regular meetings with a
well attended session in the Women’s
gym Friday evening.
The lecturer for the first meeting
was Mr. T. G. Beverly, an attorney
of Portland. Mr. Beverly hald the in
terest of the crowd by a well organ
ized talk on the Bible as a book full
of valuable and interesting informa
tion, as well as wonderful literature.
He showed that anyone who would
give thd book a little more attention
than a mere cursory reading, would
be struck by the beauty and vividness
of its contents.
An important feature of the meet
ing was a report by Secretary Koyl
on the work of the book exchange
and employment bureau.
GRADUATES MAKE GOOD
Thirty-two Members of 1911 Class
Hold Prominent Positions
In State Schools.
Thirty-two of last years senior
class at the University of Oregon are
now occupying responsible positions
as principals and instructors in the
high schools of the state, at wages
ranging from one hundred to one
hundred and fifty dollars a month.
The demand among high schools for
University graduates was so great
that practically all of the graduating
class could have secured positions in
tne educational field, had they so
The following are the educational
lights from the class of 1911 and
Edith Baker, Oregon City High
school; William Beals, Junction City,
Superintendent; Emma Belat, Ban
don; Cecelia Bell, Washington; Beu
lah Bridges, Brownsville; Jessie Cal
kins, Nyssa; Lilah Clark, Heppner;
Gertrude Denhart, U. of O. English
dep’t.; Olive Donnell, Eugene; Myron
Getchell, Alicel, principal; Madge
Hamble, Ada; Mabel Hill, Drain; Ger
trude Holmes, Gresham; Virginia
Hurd, Hale; Hattie Hyde, Eugene;
Pearl Johnson, Sheridan; Laura Ken
yon, Cottage Grove; Maybell Larsen,
Clatskanie; Effie McCallum, Eugene
Bible University; William Moses, Jef
ferson; Ruth Rolfe, Yoncalla; Alice
Stoddard, Elgin; Naomi Williamson,
McMinnville; Edith Witzel, Burns;
Francis Curtis, Eugene; Ferdinand
Struck, Tacoma; Blanch Ross, Port
land; Howard Drew, Cove; Goldie
Van Bibber, supervisor Lane county
schools; Roy Andrews, supervisor
Lane county schools; R. C. McCoy,
Clatskanie High school, principal;
Jettie Shroll, Florence; Helen Van
Duyne, Walterville High school, prin
LAUREANS WILL PRESENT
FIRST PROGRAM OF YEAR
The first literary program of the
Laurean Society is to be rendered
this evening in Deady Hall. Extem
pore speeches by Bailey, ’12, Stast
ney, '12, and Yade, ’14, open the
meeting. The question for debate,
“Resolved, that a municipality should
pay for the paving of its streets,”
will be answered affirmatively by
Zimmerman and King, negatively by
Crockett and Pickett. A ten minute
drill in parliamentary practice will
be led by Dunton.
The meeting is open to all, and
prospective members are asked to at
tend and assist in furthering plans
for the year’s work.
William (“Doc”) Elliott, ex-’12,
has registered at the St. Louis Med
GEARY GOES TO PORTLAND
WITH PROSPECTS FOR CLOS
EVERY EFFORT MADE TO BOOST CONTEST
Special Hate to be Made With the S.
1*., Enabling Every Student to
Attend the Game.
Graduate Manager Geary and Stu
dent Manager of Football James
Johns have gone to Portland on busi
ness connected with the games to be
played in Portland this year. It is
thought by the football authorities
that on this trip they will be able to
close up their contracts with Mult
nomah Club and Manager Zehner of
Washington for the Oregon-Wash
ington game, November 18th. Also
the matter of the excursion rates will
be taken up with the S. P. officials.
The management desires that every
Oregon student take the trip in order
that Oregon be represented by a
strong bunch of rooters. With this
end in view the managers are trying
to negotiate for lower rates than have
ever been offered before. At present
they say that they are in line to se
cure a round trip rate of five dollars.
This will include admission to the
game, which usually ranges from one
dollar to one dollar and fifty cents.
Even better rates than these may be
secured, but at any rate the expenses
of the round trip will be within the
limits of every student’s pocket
Miss Senora Sinks, of Portland, is
a guest at the ^Tri Delta House.
HONOR SOCIETY MEETS
Elect Officers and Make Plans for
Furthering Interests of
The Order of the “O,” Oregon’s
honor society, composed only of wear
ers of the official emblem, held its
first meeting at the Kappa Sigma
house Thursday night. Sap Latour
ette, last year’s president, called the
meeting to order, and the first busi
ness taken up was the election of of
ficers for 1911-12.
The following candidates were suc
cessful: Homer Jamison, president;
Harry Stine, vice-president; Jimmy
Johns, secretary-treasurer; Earl
The problem of making the order
occupy its proper position as a greater
factor at Oregon than it has been in
the past, especially in athletic affairs,
was then discussed. As a starter it
was decided to give a dance, which is
to become a permanent function, the
first being planned for some date in
December. On the committee to ar
range for this dance, Bill Main was
chosen chairman, with Homer Jami
son and Jimmy Johns as the other
The meeting was attended by
twelve or fifteen members, but it is
hoped that at the next meeting, which
will be called soon, a full attendance
of all men entitled to membership
will be secured.
The Tri Deltas were hostesses last
Thursday afternoon at an informal
tea given for their new house-mother,
Miss Pearl Bonistel, of Chicago.