OREGON EMERALD Published each Wednesday and Satur day of the school year by the Students of the University of Oregon. Entered in the postoffice at Eugene as second class matter. Subscription rates, per year, $1.00. Single copies, 5c. _ STAPF Editor-in-Chief....II. Burns Powell, ’12 Managing Editor.A. E. Houston, ’12 News Editor. .. Laurence Whitman, ’14 City Editor.Ten Waite, '13 Assistants— Nellie Hemenway, ’13 Henry Fowler, ’14 Associate Editors— Exchange—George Shantin, ’12 Sporting—Mason Hoberts, '13 Society—Elizabeth Lewis, ’13 Humorous—William Cass, ’14 Reporters— Edward Himes, '12 Howard Zimmerman, '13 Walter Kimmell, '13 Anna McMicken, ’13 Flora Dunham, ’14 Bess Cowden, ’14 Lila Sengstake, ’14 Harold Young, '14 Oscar Haugen, ’14 F. T. Fletcher, ’15 Leland Hendricks, ’15 Jessup Strang, ’15 Laurence Dlnneen, ’15 Carlyle Geisler, ’15 Luton Ackerson, ’15 Business Manager.. .A. F. Roberts, ’13 Advertising Water L. Dobie, ’13 Circulation Clay Watson, '15 Wednesday, January 17, 1912. The Farce of Informality. The student body informal dance, given in the Men’s Gymnasium Satur day evening:, was one of the most en joyable affairs of its kind given at Oregon during the past four years. Everybody was in the correct mood, the dancers felt like dancing, the orchestra was entusiastic, and Berry, as he served red punch to puffing parties of pretty girls and polite men, smiled incessantly. The success of these dances is to be commended highly, for they promote friendship and democracy among the students of the University a state of social existence we have been accused of not having at our school. If it were possible, we should be glad to seen these dances given more often in the future. There is one criticism to be made on Saturday’s party, however. Not only are these dances meant to be democratic, but informal as well. The dance was democratic alright, but about the only informality we could notice was that the men wore no dress suits. The girls, certainly as handsome a lot as ever graced the halls of any school, were in all their finery out in their very best dresses silk, satin, lace, slippers and all those things girls are wont to wear when they want to look their prettiest. This should not be, we have enough “dress-up” parties to show off all the evening dresses any girl will have during the year, and these student-body dances should be reserved as occasions when the girl with only one plain white dress, and we have more of them than if might seem to a careless observer, can go and be as well dressed as anyone. 'Ve wonder, how such a dress would have looked Saturday evening among fill those pink silks, velvet slippers, and low cut waists. Ones humor is apt ti> get the better of him, when he tries to think of the dance as in formal, with the women in mind. This is a matter we should like to set' the Pan Hellenic Association, or Women’s Council, or even the Exe cutive Committee, take up and regu late. Its l'p to tho 1'rutor*iitit's. Hu1 Ktnerald publishes a cummuni cation front Merle Chessman, ’09, re lati\• to the pledging of High School student- at Oregon fraternities. Mr. t'he-sman takes sttitul with Manager tleary, advocating the pledging only of student- in the University. The Kmc raid thinks there is much to be said in fav> r of the change and has been glad of the opportunity to pre sent it to the students, but us the University i> only indirectly inter ested in the matter, and the fraterni ties directly interested, the KineraUi will leave the question now to the fraterniu men to dispose of as they will, and devote its space to the large amount of news calling for publicity. What Vbout tho Monthly, Ralph Moores in his commmunica tion which uv published last issue. makes a good point when he says that it is a shame to discontiue so old and respected a student activity as the Monthly, especially since it is the only field of activity allowed those who are inclined towards literary fields. It does seem a shame to jump on the poor Monthly and suppress it en tirely right in the middle of its year’s work. It hasn’t as many friends and admirers, possibly, as many of the students enterprises have, but it fills a need in our preparation for life’s wor,k in fact, as Mr. Moores says, it gives an outlet to the expression of that thing which is the basis of cul ture and refinement—English. The Emerald is in hearty sympathy with Mr. Geary’s policy of economy, and will support many other recom mendations the manager has for less ening the study body expenditures, for it thinks the present financial status demands them, but is questionable in this case whether the executive com mittee was entirely wise in its re pression of the Monthly. ********** * SAGE OF PODUNK * ********** Some of our self-made men don’t look as if they had worked overtime on themselves. # * Umbrellas have been steadily going up the last few days. * * What will we do for plain clothes “cops” when the suffragettes get on the police force. * * Proposing is a short sentence for some, but for most of us it means a sentence for life. * * People along the river banks are due to have some high old times soon. * * Love may make the world go round, but divorce makes it wobble. * * There is no land to hastening ills a prey, Where beer evaporates and men do pray. Paul Hammer, a hundred pound freshman is trying for coxswain on the University of Washington crew this year. George A. Warfield, ’00, is Librar ian and Professor of Social and Poli tical Science in South Dakota Wes lynn University. Do Not Forget when going home on your vacation, to take home a box of “OTTO’S” VICTORIA CIIOCALATES, the best chocolates made. Weber's Milwaukee Chocolates at the Obak Cigar Store. Electric Shoe Repairing Satisfaction Guaranteed Ed Cluer 619 Willamette Postal Card Pictures of ail phases of College Activities at Book Exchange Town Book Stores or see Andrew Collier $10 Suit House C utfitters of Men .i .d Boys Men’s All Wool Suits $10 to $25 Sixth and Willamette DR. C. B. WILLOUGHBY DR. F. L. NORTON Dentists. Phone 736. Room 6, McClung Bldg., Eugene, Ore. DR. H. L. STUDLEY Osteopathic Physician 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 Dentist U. O. ’98. Rooms 2 and 4, Mc Clung Bldg., 8th and Willamette Sts. DR. EDWARD H. WHITE Dentist Phone 5. Folly Theatre Bldg, Eu gene, Oregon. B. J. HAWTHORNE Attorney at Law With Woodcock and Smith, Eugene DR. WALDO J. ADAMS Dentist Cor. 9th and Oak Sts. Room 306 White Temple. Phone 317. T. A. Gilbert. A. B. Chaffee. Cite Oak Shot Store Wear Sorosis and Walkover Shoes. 587 Willamette St. Phone Main 227. Pioneer Shining Parlors Grateful for Student Patronage F. BERRY Schwering * Cindley BARBER SHOP Students, Give Us a Call 6 East 9th St., Opp. Hoffman House Broders Bros. 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