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About Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 10, 1912)
Published each Wednesday and Satur
day of the school year by the Students
of the University of Oregon.
Entered In the postofTlce at Eugene as
second class matter.
Subscription rates, per year, $1.00.
Single copies, 5c.
Editor-in-Chief....R. Burns Powell, ’12
Managing Editor.A. E. Houston, '13
Hews Editor.... Laurence Whitman, ’14
City Editor .Fen Wults, ’13
Nellie Hemenway, ’13
Henry Fowler, '14
Exchange—Oeorge Shantln, ’13
Sporting—Mason Boberts, ’13
Society—Elizabeth Lewis, ’13
Humorous—William Oass, ’14
Edward Himes, ’13
Howard Zimmerman, ’13
Walter Xlmmell, ’13
Anna McMlcken, '13
Flora Dunham, ’14
Bess Cowden, ’14
Lila Sengstake, ’14
Harold Young, ’14
Oscar Haugsn, ’14
F. T. Fletcher, ’15
Leland Hendricks, '15
Jessup Strang, ’15
Laurence Dlnneen, ’15
Carlyle Oelsler, ’16
Luton Aokerson, '15
Business Manager A. F. Roberts, ’13
Advertising Water L. Doble, ’13
Circulation Clay Watson, ’15
Wednesday, January 10, 1912.
A Had Ruling.
The Emerald cannot help thinking
that the comittee on oratory and de
bate made a mistake in ruling, re
cently, that a contestant in an ora
torical tryout cannot use an oration
with which he won a former tryout.
The reason stated for such a rul
ing is that the one using a former
victorious oration has had more time
and opportunity to improve his ora
tion than the others have had, and
has had the benefit of faculty train
ing and criticism, and consequently
has an advantage over the other con
Well, suppose he has an advantage,
why should it he taken from him?
The object of a tryout is not to ap
pease all candidates, hut to pick out l
the strongest orator; that man who
will best represent his University in
the oratorical contests; and if some
student has a masterpiece and both
intercollegiate leagues allow him to
use it, we cannot see why the com
mittee should object to his using it
just to help out the other contest
ants who are afraid they will be
This ruling means in practice that
the student winning one contest will
be barred from participation in the
tryouts following, for the work he
must put on his winning oration will
leave him no time in which to write
another. This means that the best
orator, should there be a best orator,
in the University, will represent his
college in but one contest.
We think the committee on oratory
and debate will do well to recon- i
sider this ruling.
Pledging High School Students
A communication from Arthur I
Geary on pledging High School stud
ents to fraternities, printed in this is
sue, is worth reading and consider
ing. It is certainly a deplorable state
when our fraternities have to go into
the high schools and pledge prospec
tive Varsity students, who have not
•yet completed their second or third
year of school, in order to keep their
ranks filled. It should be an honor
for a man to become a member of one
of Oregon’s fraternities, and a high
school student should be made to
demonstrate his qualities pretty
thoroughly before being asked to join
one; demonstrate them not only in
the high school, but during the first
year or first semester he attends col
lope. Under the present system
there is danger in some of the high
school students getting the idea that
they are in demand, are needed, and
cannot be not ton along without very
bad ideas for an incoming student to
have. Furthermore the fraternities
run the risk of filling their houses
with a number of undesirables, for
experience has shown that a promin
ent high school man does not necess
arily make a good varsity man.
The fraternities will have to act to
gether in this matter, for it would be
foolish for one or two to change the
system and get knifed by the others,
but all acting alike it might work
wonders towards raising the standard
of all fraternities.
* SAGE OF PODUNK *
When you borrow money, borrow
it from a pessimist, he don’t expect it
There is no use trying to live an
aeroplane life on a subway income.
An optimist is a man who doesn’t
look into an Albany sandwich.
If everyone said only what they
thought, some of us wouldn’t do much
Peter Funk says we kin always
tell what kinder wheels a man has in
his head by the kinder spokes that
come outer his mouth.
It pays to advertise. We would
never know that the rooster was an
early riser, if he didn’t crow about it
every morning. B. C., ’14.
NO RETURN CONCERT
THIS YEAR—SAY POWERS
The prospect of the return concert
of the Glee Club in conjunction with
the California Club has been given up
on account of the failure of the Cali
fornia management to accept the
only available dates open at the Eu
On account of this prospective af
fair there was some misunderstand
ing among the students as to the
date of the student body dance. The
student body dance will be given
Saturday as advertised and there
will be no conflict of student activ
The senior memorial committee,
appointed to suggest what memento
be left at the University by the pres
ent outgoing class, invites the co
operation of all seniors and other in
terested students. All ideas should
be communicated to Chester Moores
or Ralph Newland.
Mr. Bearhans, of Stanford, was
entertained at the Delta Sigma
Dr. and Mrs. S. D. Read entertained
the members of Delta Sigma at din
ner Saturday evening.
Do Not Forget
when going home on your vacation,
to take home a box of “OTTO'S”
VICTORIA CHOCALATES, the best
Weber’s Milwaukee Chocolates at
the Obak Cigar Store.
Ed Cluer 619 Willamette
Postal Card Pictures
of all phases of
Town Book Stores
or see Andrew Collier
$10 Suit House
Cutf liters oi Men acd Boys
Men’s All Wool Suits
$10 to $25
Sixth sod Willamette
DR. C. B. WILLOUGHBY
DR. F. L. NORTON
Room 6, McClung Bldg., Eugene, Ore.
DR. H. L. STUDLEY
Office, 316 White Temple, Eugene, Or.
Residence, 145 W. 10th.
Phone: Office 589; Res. 438-L.
DR. A. BURSELL
Physician and Surgeon
Office, 210 White Temple. Phone
678. Office hours, 9 to 12 A. M. 2 to
5 P. M.
Residence, 963 Harrison Ave., Eu
gene, Ore. Phone Main 664.
BARTLE & SCAIFE
Physicians and Surgeons
217 I. O. 0. F. White Temple.
Office phone 154-R. Res., 611-R.
DR. M. C. HARRIS
U. 0. ’98. Rooms 2 and 4, Mc
Clung Bldg., 8th and Willamette Sts.
DR. EDWARD H. WHITE
Phone 5. Folly Theatre Bldg, Eu
B. J. HAWTHORNE
Attorney at Law
With Woodcock and Smith, Eugene
DR. WALDO J. ADAMS
Cor. 9th and Oak Sts. Room 306
White Temple. Phone 317.
T. A. Gilbert. A. B. Chaffee.
the Oak Shoe Store
Wear Sorosis and Walkover Shoes.
587 Willamette St. Phone Main 227.
Grateful for Student Patronage
Sclwering § Cindley
Students, Give Us a Call
6 East 9th St., Opp. Hoffman House
Wholesale and Retail dealers in
FRESH, CORNED AND SMOKED
Gillette Safety Razors
DRUGS, CANDIES, TOILET
ARTICLES AND SUNDRIES
588 Willamette St.
Cfye (Tollman Stubio
Official ’Varsity Photographer.
Best Prices for the Best Pictures.
The “Quality” Shop
Confectionery and Ice Cream
that is superior
Hot and Cold Lunches
- » ♦ « -
Call up 578
Something entirely new. A delici
ous whipped cream, with a milk choco
A trial will convince you of their
Palace of Sweets
SPORTSMEN’S SUPPLY HOUSE
Eugene Gun Co.
A larger line than ever this year.
Special things in Brassware, Silver
Novelties, Picture Frames, and Nov
elties. Select your goods now and
I will lay them aside for you.
Around the Corner from Otto’s
The Realty Dealer
Acreage and City Lots a Specialty.
474 Willamette. Phone 881.
476 WUlsmstts St., nor Post Offleo.
Wholesale and Retail
591 Willamette St. Eugene
Dillon Drug Co.
527 Willamette Street
Exclusive Agents for
Try a Fussy Package
Capital and Surplus, $235,000.
We have room for your account and
we want your business.
The Store that Saves you Money
on Furniture for Students
Phone us your orders. We have
our own delivery wagons. Phone 53.
U. of 0. students welcome to Eu
gene. You are invited to inspect our
plant and our goods. All kinds of
pastry, sanitary wrapped bread.
Heinz’ goods, Aldon confectionery,
chewing gum, etc.
Dunn & Price
Phone 72. 30 East 9th St.
Electric Cleaning and
Clyde L. Stratton, Prop.
Cleaning, Pressing, Repairing
We make a specialty of cleaning
and pressing ladies suits and evening
Agents for Edward E. Strauss & Co.
Superior Tailoring—Popular Prices.
22 W. 8th St. Phone 827.
Proprietor Combination Barber Shop.
519 Willamette St. Phone 641-J.
COCKERLINE i WETHERBEE
Fancy and Staple Dry Goods.
Ladies’ and Men’s Furnishings.
Men’s, Youth’s, Children’s Clothing.