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About Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 7, 1911)
Editor-in-Chief. R. Burns I’owell, ’12
Managing Editor A. E. Houston, ’12
News Editor Laurence Whitman, ’14
City Editor. Fen Waite, ’Ll
Nellie Hemenway, ’13
Henry Fowler, ’14
Exchange—George Shantin, ’12
Sporting—Mason Roberts, ’Ll
Campus—Elizabeth Lewis, ’13
Humorous—William Cass, ’14
Howard Zimmerman, ’Ll
Walter Kiinmell, ’13
A. H. Davies. ’14
Flora Dunham, ’14
F. T. Fletcher, ’15
Loland Hendricks, ’15
Business Manager A. F. Roberts, ’Ll
Advertising Walter L. Dobie, ’Ll
Circulation Clay Watson, ’15
Saturday, October 7, 1911.
Everyone is interested in the work
( f reviving Oregon Spirit. This duty
foils upon the old men at the bogin
r.’ng of each year, and this year is
no exception to the rule.
Perhaps before we attempt to get
the spirit, it might be well to consider,
for a moment, what Oregon spirit is,
and what renditions are necessary to
For the past four years, at least, it
has been the custom to hold assem
blies and rallies for the purpose of
instilling “pip” into the laggard stu
dent body, and to rail and nag at
everybody an 1 rt conditions in gen
eral, until the students were thor
oughly convinced that things were
going to rack and ruin and, further
more, didn’t care.
This method never produced any
Oregon spirit and neve- will If any
enthusiasm exists, all nagging will
immediately kill it. Oregon spirit is
nothing more or less than college en
thusiasm. Enthusiasm is a mental
state resulting from a tangible
course. Without this tangible cause,
this positive condition, the state will
not be produced. There must be
something to be enthusiastic over be
fore we can become so. A number
of rallies, big ones too, have failed in
their purpose simply because there
was nothing immediate to arouse en
thusiasm. Witness how quickly the
interest in football, track and glee
club dies when the season is com
pleted. It is ever so. This mental
state is a result, not a cause. To
produce it we must turn our atten
tion toward those things which ap
peal to our enthusiastic natures. By
this method and this method only
will we be able to win the old time
Stop kicking. Assume an opti
mistic attitude. We are all idealists
and the power of surest ion has
much to do with the formation id' our
ideals. Circulate the idea that the
spirit is dead and it will die. Turn
the attention to those activities
which we have an interest it, and a
cause to feel anxious over, and en
thusiasm will permeate the campus.
We have never yet had a crisis that
was not accompanied hv all the spirit
necessary to win, and all that is nec
essary now is to center our attention
upon the things we are attempting
to accomplish and Oregon spirit will
spring up like mushrooms in the
The commercial clubs recognize
this principle and follow it. Their
slogan always is, “ Boost, don’t
knock." Oregon is alright this year,
as she has been in the past.
THE SACK OF POIH'NK
M VUES V FEW REM ARKS
Of all sad words of tongue or pen.
the saddest are these: "It's been said
Groups of Freshmen all remind us
Of when we started wearing preen.
Oh how we slipped about the campus,
Fearing that we might be seen.
Some people would be sour on the
weather if it rained honey.
Every dog- has his day, but the
gobblers have the nights.
A good many vaudeville artists
ought to be doing the lockstep in
stead if the ones they are springing
on the public.
Even the bachelor has the joy of
parting with his hair.
Many poets starve because some
editors are educated.
Some of the most prominent skat
ers of the University never go near
the rink or the ice.-—B. C., ’14.
PROF. DEARBORN BATHERS IN
DATA AS TAX COMMISSIONER
During the summer vacation Prof.
R. II. Dearborn held a very important
position as Engineer for the State
Prof. Dearborn’s duty was to visit
every electrical power plant and sy
stem in the state and appraise them
for taxation purposes. Six systems
were examined as follows: Baker,
La Grande, Astoria, Willamette Val
ley, Southern Oregon, and Klamath
Falls. This investigation gave Prof.
Dearborn first hand information con
cerning the power systems of the
state, and as a field for employment
his knowledge will be of considerable
heli> to the engineering students who
desire work during vacation.
REFERENDUM SUIT DRAGS
IN EXPERTING SIGNATURES
No noteworthy developments have
occured in the case of the objections
against referring the University ap
propriation to the voters. The hear
ing of the case is still being held in
Portland. If the opponents of the ap
propriation succeed in making the
University supporters prove every
case of forgery testified to by the
handwriting experts by producing
the person whose signature has been
forged, the case will undoubtedly
drag along for several months.
Beginning with next Friday night,
Mike Walker, Manager of the Aloha
Thetre, will institute a stunt entirely
new in Eugene. This evening will be
Amateur’s night, and in addition to
the regular bill he will offer for the
best amateur acts two prizes, five dol
lars for the first and two fifty for the
second; the audience to be judge.
Three amateurs will perform each
Friday night in the order of their ap
plication. Several varsity stuntsmen
have already signified their intention
of appearing and are working up song
and dance acts on the quiet.
PICK AND STRING CLUB
New Mandolin Club Organized For
Social as Well as Musical
Another organization has been ad
ded to Oregon’s already numerous
and varied number. This time it is a
musical association with semi-social
features. (The membership includes
those who are proficient in the art of
“picking” some stringed instrument,
and who in addition possess certain
social qualifications. The charter j
members designate themselves as the !
“Pick and String Club.”
The purpose of the promoters of
this club is to form a permanent or
■ ganization, which will be of service
to the University and which will at
the same time possess certain social
advantages. The most distinct feat
ure of the club will be its perma
nency. The club is not preparing for
any concert or trip, after which it
expects to disband. The promoters
expect to hold the men together the
whole college year and to be ready at
any time to appear in public.
Another feature is the social side
of the club. The members will meet
at the different houses at least once
a week for practice and for a good
social time. Serenading expeditions
are not barred and many a fair-haired
venus will be drawn to her moonlit
window in response to the sweet
“pinkety-pink” of the mandolin and
the regular “plunk” of the guitar.
But the main purpose of the club
is to be of service to the University.
The club will stand ready at any
time to appear at any college funct
ion and add its share to the enter
tainment. On programs, parties,
dances, or housewarmings its serv
ices will be gladly given.
The charter members are: R.
Moores, Jake Shattuck, Joe Roth
child, Harold Bean, Mason Roberts,
Harold Young, Wrn. Heusner, and
A very important meeting of the
Sophomore Class will be held Tues
day, at 4 P. M., in Prof. Reddie’s
room in Villard. All members are
urged to be present, as several mat
ters of unusual interest must be de
The inauguration of Dr. George E.
Vincent as president of the Univer
sity of Minnesota, will be formally
celebrated Oct. 18.
with Harry Bulger in “The Flirting Princess” at the
Eugene Theatre* Friday, October 13
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The House Furnishers
475 Willamette St., near Post Office.
Obak Cigar Store
The Store that Saves you Money
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Phone us your orders. We have
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Buy drafting material, paper, pen
cils, pens, ink, T-squares, triangles,
scales, field note-books, etc., from
HIMES, Room 52, Dorm.
Bargains in slide-rules and En
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