Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920, January 17, 1912, Image 3

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Scaring necessities
prescriptions Compound
by iSrahuate pharmacists
Sberimn=Ittoore Prug <Eo.
9tb anti Willamette
Cor. 9th and Willamette.
Smeede Restaurant Co.
Wing Kee, Proprietor.
American Bill of Fare, 6 A. M. to
12 P. M. ..Chinese Bill of Fare, 8 A.
M. to 12 P. M.
C. W. Crump
Dealer in
Fresh Vegetables
20 East Ninth St. Phone 12.
Alfred Benjamin
Regal and Stetson Shoes.
Mallory and Stetson Hats.
Star and Cluett Shirts.
Roberts Bros.
554 Willamette Street.
then of course you naturally think of
Smart, The Jeweler
New Location 591 Willamette
W. M. Renshaw
Wholesale and Retail,
Cigars and Tobacco
513 Willamette St.
Roach Music House
Everything In the
music line:
10th and Willamette Sts. Phone 862.
The Grocer
The BEST of Everything to Ea
623 Willamette
Phone 25
Merle Chessman Writes Views On
Subject—Believes Action Would
Be Step Forward.
To the Editor of the Oregon Emerald:
I should like to endorse the sen
- timents expressed by Graduate Man
ager Geary in an article in a recent
edition of your paper relative to the
evils of the pledging systems in
vogue at the present time among the
fraternities. It seems to me that, in
asmuch as the fraternities have be
come firmly established at Oregon,
they should throw their primitive
habits into the discard and manifest
some indications of progress and de
In the beginning when they were
forced to fight each other with open
disregard for the rules of modern
; warfare, in order that they might
win the right of existence and com
mand recognition from one another,
the practice of going into the High
School for recruits and enlisting the
t “preps” long before they were eligible
, for entrance to college might have
been justifiable to some extent, but
■ it is certainly out of harmony with
the present conditions.
In other colleges where fraternity
chapters had grown old before the
University of Oregon was conceived,
the value of mutual understanding,
agreement and co-operation, has been
recognized by different fraternities
and the idea has been put into prac
tice. In some it has resulted in Pan
Hellenic organizations with pre
1 scribed rules and regulations. Such
a system certainly eliminates in a
large way waste of time, money and
energy necessary for a continual
rushing campaign and the resultant
unrest in each individual fraternity
and the animosity and enmity be
tween different ones.
The injustice which a prospective
student does himself when he pledges
himself to a group of men, with
whom he has but a slight acquaint
ance and the possible injury which a
fraternity does its members in join
ing with them a young man, of whom
little is known, would be avoided by
the adoption of the saner practice of
rushing and pledging after the candi
date has matriculated at the Uni
The subject is a serious one, as I
view it. and can not be exhausted
i within the short space which you
have for communications. Therefore,
j at the risk of being criticized as an
| interloper, I am going to suggest
that a meeting of fraternity men be
called to discuss the abandonment of
a practice so provincial, obsolete and
opposed to the best interests of the
fraternities and the institution in
which they exist.
By Bishop Charles Scadding.
The soothing hush of cool Pacific’s
The odors sweet of cedars—Orford’s
The deep blue lakes, and winding
rivers swift;
The sanded shores which bright Co
lumbia laves,
And, stemming seaward, maidenlike
Joyous, and happy in its sprightly
Willamette from the Cascade’s frozen
The mighty rocks; and labyrinthine
The stately firs; the scent of roses
The native grape, luxuriant, brilliant,
The slopes of apple blossoms, and of
The giant mountains which in white
robes stand;
For these, and by these many charms
I love thee, Oregon, thou beauteous
Katherine E. Hanne, ’96, is assist- 1
ant pastor of the Central Presbyter
ian Church in this city.
Pat McArthur Says Mr. Kincaid De
serves Honor More Than Do
the McArthurs.
Portland, Ore., Jan. 5, 1912.
To the Editor:
About two years ago, some enthus
iastic friend of mine at the Univer
sity proposed to name the athletic
field in honor of my family name,
partially on account of my associa
tion with the athletics of the Univer
sity, but principally because of my
fathers’ long service as a member of
the Board of Regents. Since that
time the field has been alternately
alluded to by newspaper correspond
ents and others as “McArthur Field”
and “Kincaid Field.” The name has
never been changed officially by the
Board of Regents or the Associated
Students and I am of the opinion that
no change should be made, but that
the old name of “Kincaid Field”
should remain. I am not insensible
of the compliment that was intended
to my family name, but I am also
mindful of the kind and courteous
treatment accorded the athletic man
agement of the University during
my student days by Hon. Harrison R.
Kincaid, former owner of the prop
erty in question. For more than ten
years, Mr. Kincaid granted the Uni
versity students the free use of his
field and those were the days when
athletics were struggling for a bare
existence. We had no grandstand,
bleachers or running track and would
have had no field but for Mr. Kin
caid’s kindness.
Mr. Kincaid is still living and to
change the name of the athletic field
would be an act of ingratitude. His
name has been an honored one in our
state’s history and in his declining
years he should be made to feel that
the alumni and students of the Uni
versity have not forgotton his gen
erosity. Henceforth let our athletic
field be known only as “Kincaid
c. n. McArthur.
Graduate Manager Geary is enthu
siastic in regard to having a Co-ed
Tennis Team. The matter is to be
brought up in a special meeting of
the Athletic Council in the near fu
ture, and arrangements decided upon.
Finances are the only stumbling
block toward the realization of a
co-ed team, and even this is not a
very great difficulty. If Washington
will stand all the expenses this year,
Oregon will finance next year’s tour
The following poem appeared in a
recent issue of the Eugene Daily
Guard. The Emerald reprints the
poem, not that it agrees with the sen
timent but because of the humor ex
Who Is It?
(Bruce MacClelland.)
Who is it has the gift to choose,
Of men, of acts, of laws and news,
The view that’s always clearly wrong,
Then voice the same, with rancor
strong ?
The Oregonian.
Who is it shrieks at Governor West,
A human man, who does his best,
Like midnight yowl of backfence cat,
Because he is a democrat?
The Oregonian.
Who is it trains with big Bill Taft,
And Parkinson and greed and graft?
Against free schools, where poor boys
The right to live and laugh and
learn ?
The Oregonian.
Who is it shrieks so loud and long,
Like fabled shrew in ancient song,
That people yearn to grasp her neck,
And leave a dead and mangled
wreck ?
The Oregonian.
Who is it with a doom complete,
Can send a man to sure defeat.
Not by condemning with force and
But the leading aid towards electing
him ?
The Oregonian.
Earl Jones Will Represent Varsity
Preliminary Conference in
Forest Grove.
The Committee of Oratory and De
bate met Friday evening and chose
their chairman, Earl Jones, to repre
sent the University of Oregon at
the preliminary conference of the In
tercollegiate Oratorical Association,
called for January 29, at Forest
Grove. At this meeting of represen
tatives from all Oregon colleges, the
judges for the Intercollegiate Orator
ical Contest will be chosen. The con
test, which is an annual affair, was
held at Eugene last year and will
take place sometime in March this
year at Forest Grove, under the
auspices of Pacific University.
The committee, in this meeting,
also voted to interpret their resolu
tion of the previous meeting as allow
ing the winner of the tryouts for the
intercollegiate contest to give the
same oration unperfected and verba
tim, in the later tryouts that he gave
in the final intercollegiate tryout.
The committee decided, further
more, that a time limit of eight min
utes should be placed upon the
speeches of the candidates in the pre
liminary tryout for the intercolleg
iate contest, which will be held in Vil
lard Hall, January 29th, at seven
o’clock. LeRoy Johnson, Professor
De Cou, and Professor Reddy, pro
posed by Graduate Manager Geary as
judges for this tryout, were accepted.
It is desired by the committee that
all those intending to participate in
the oratorical tryouts hand their
names to either LeRoy Johnson, Earl
Jones, or Graduate Manager Geary'.
Classes at the University of Mon
tana will hereafter bepin at eipht
o’clock in place of nine as formerly.
The Genesee Hiph School basket
ball team defeated the University of
Idaho five last Saturday by the
score of 17 to 11.
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Mfgrs. of All Leather Goods
Dealers in
Paints and Paper. Agents Johnson's
Dyes and Wax
For College Folks
Burden & Graham
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tasteful, appropriate and /classy”
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things that make a pleasing im
Eugene Printing Co.
Loan & Savings Bank Bg. Phone 409
A Good Place After the Game
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103 Sixth Street - „427 Washington Street
American an5 Spanish (looking
and Good Drinks of All Kinds
Camalcs, (Encfyilabas, Spanish potpies
and Many Others
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