Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920, February 24, 1912, SPECIAL Y. M. C. A. EDITION, Image 3

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Stag Mixes. Parties and Picnics Im
portant in Bringing Students
What would the University be with
out its Social Activities? “All work
and no play makes Jack a dull boy,’’
is an old saying, which holds true in
University life. We must have some
thing to counteract the strenuous
mind work which is necessary in order
to keep up to required standards of ef
ficiency. We must grow socially as
well as mentally and physically. A
person is not well rounded and thor
oughly educated until he has learned
to partake in, and enjoy, the social life
of the institution to which he belongs.
A man may gain much more real prac
tical good and real valuable experi
ence, which will enable him to handle
men and make his way among men, by
becoming closely associated with his
fellowman in a social way. As stud
ents preparing ourselves to go out
among men, and to become a part of
the great mass of working humanity,
we ought to by all means get some
thing more than mere class room
knowledge. After all it is not so much
what one gets of text book learning
that counts in after life. There is a
world of experience and knowledge to
be received by simply mingling with
those about us, and being able to un
derstand different types of men.
The Association, under the direction
of the Social Committee, tries to as
sist in this important part of the edu
cation of the men by making: it possi
ble for them to form a closer fellow
ship and to mingle in a spirit of true
comradeship. Several functions are
held each year, in which the men have
the privilege of becoming: acquainted
and in a social way help to round out
the practical man’s education. This
close, free and congenial mixing makes
the men feel better disposed toward
each other.
The Asosciation is each year trying
to make its social department count
for more, and become a more import
ant factor in University social life.
More interest is being manifest year
after year and students are beginning
to realize the real value of Y. M. C.
A. social work. Although it is an As
sociation work and is under its direc
tion, we want to make it a factor
which will be of interest, and we be
lieve it is becoming so, to the stud
ents as a whole. It is through the so
cial activities of the Association that
it is brought into the closest relation
ship with the Studnet Body.
During this year the Association has
held two “Stag Mixes,” one joint Y.
W. and Y. M. C. A. Reception, and a
joint Cabinet Party. The first “Stag
Mix” was the regular annual recep
tion given by the Association to the
men of the University, and was hdld
during the first week of the past se
mester, in the parlors of the Men’s
Dormitory. It was attended by over
two hundred students, faculty mem
bers and townspeople. This affair
being an annual event, is in the na
ture of an acquaintance party, in
which old students meet again and
new students are made to feel they
are welcome at the University. A
general rousing, good time, with lots
of “pip,” good music, time honored
“hot-hand,” and “cock fighting” are
participated in. A cup is awarded
each year to the champion cockfight
er. Bob Kellogg, the star football
and track man, won the cup this year.
Good eats are always in order and are
much enjoyed.
In the joint reception, the two As
sociations join forces and enjoy a
social evening together, getting ac
quainted and having a general good
time. This year an excellent pro
gram in two parts was given by the
students. Nearly the entire Student
Body, with faculty and friends,
turned out to make this annual event
a success.
This year a second “Stag Mix” was
held at the close of the semester, in
which the fellows feeling the relief
from the strain of a week of exami
nations, joined in a “whooper up”
blowout. Stunts, a short program
and college songs entertained the
men for a few hours, while lots of
Scope of Work of All Committees Is
Limited by the Amount of Funds
When a student undertakes to raise
funds necessary for the association
running expenses, he has a big task.
His first duty is to choose men to
serve on the finance committee. Plans
for a campaign are then made and
each one of the commitee goes to work
securing pledges from the students.
Pledges are also solicited from the
parents of students and from business
men. The securing of pledges is a
simple matter compared with collect
ing, and while the intention of the
subscriber is good, it is often hard to
find the money handy. If the Asso
ciation was not. using the money for
the benefit of the students in general,
the students would not be asked to
contribute. The various departments
of the Association are working for the
wellfare of the students and all stud
ents are urged to take advantage of
what the Association has to offer.
The Association budget for this
year, compiled from the estimated
budgets of the several departments, is
$800. The amount would allow each
department to do its best work and
carry out its plans. It was estimated
that this $800.00 would be collected as
From membership .$150
Student subscriptions . 200
Parent subscriptions . 250
Special entertainment . 200
Of this amount the following has
been collected:
Membership dues .$ 70.00
Student’s subscriptions . 95.50
Parent’s subscriptions . 124.85
Special entertainment . 10.00
Of this all has been paid out and
there are bills amounting to about
$75 unpaid. There is over $100 of un
paid student subscriptions now due,
besides about $50 in membership fees
due which, if paid, would put the As
sociation on a sound financial basis.
It was expected that the musicale
given on the 16th would relieve the
financial difficulty, but because of
counter attractions, practically noth
ing was cleared.
Have you ordered your sliderule
yet? If not, see Himes at the Dorm.
Best rules at lowest prices.
Professor Dunn will talk to the Y.
W. C. A. Monday, Feb. 26, on “Jonah.”
He will handle the subject in an en
tirely new way, which promises to be
interesting. Ruth Merrick will lead
the meeting. The music will be fur
nished by Georgia Cross.
real good eats occupied their atten
tion for a good part of the time.
About one hundred men attended this
gettogether meeting and taking all
things into consideration the mix was
a success.
An innovation in the social line was
tried by the two committees of the
Y. W. and Y. M. C. A.
last January in which the
two cabinets enjoyed a social evening
at the Chi Omega House. It was
the means of drawing the two organ
izations into closer relationship and
enabling them to become better ac
quainted with each other’s work.
A Booster Bean Feed is next on the
calendar, at which we will enjoy a
“gettogether” feed and talk over As
sociation work and student affairs in
a social way. We are also planning
to make the annual banquet, which
is scheduled for March 29, the best
yet. At this banquet toasts are re
sponded to by prominent students
and faculty members, and the annual
installation of officers is held. Later
in the spring, “Hikes” and picnics
will be held which enable the men to
have a good time in the open.
The work of the Social Committee
is financed by an apportionment from
the regular budget of the Assocla-.
-T. W. C. A.
Mr. Charles D. Hurrey, of New York,
and Miss Elizabeth Fox to Ad
dress Students.
(Charles W. Koyl.)
There are very few of the really
big colleges and universities in the
United States, which do not have, at
least once during their college year,
a series of big special meetings. To
these meetings the entire student body
and faculty turn their undivided at
tention and interest.
Such a series has ben arranged by
the Association at Oregon and are to
begin next week. The students and
faculty men back of these meetings,
have been doing a great deal of work
in the way of preparation to make
them the best that have ever been
give on the campus. Already, the in
terest in this week-end of big things
has begun to increase and awaken
the best and worthiest ideals in the
These special meetings will begin
next Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock in
Villard Hall, and the first meeting
will be for the men only. This first
meeting should not be missed by any
of the men, for all three of the meet
ings will be different, with special
features in the way of music, short
talks, and in the leadership, making
each one unique and a big loss to the
men who miss any, or all of them. J.
Earl Jones, the President of the Asso
ciation and the leader of the Oregon
Utah debating team will preside at
this first meeting, and there will be
quartette and solo music of the best
kind obtainable.
The second meeting in this series
will be on Saturday evening, at 7:15
o’clock, in the nature of a student and
faculty mass meeting, with President
Campbell presiding. To open this
joint meeting of the men and the wo
men a “College Sing” will be held to
especially enliven the meeting.
The third and last of these special
addresses will be on Sunday after
noon, March at 3 o’clock, in Villard
Hall, being for the men only. All
three of these meetings will be started
off on schedule time.
At the same time that the men of
the University are in attendance at
these meetings, the women will, also,
be in meetings of a like nature in the
Girl’s Gymnasium, under the able and
efficient leadership of Miss Elizabeth
Fox, Northwest Y. W. C. A. Secre
But the best has not been told, for
these meetings for every man in the
University, will be led and addressed
by Charles D. Hurrey, of New York
City, an International Young Men’s
Christian Association Secretary of
note, with a successful past and pros
pects for a still more successful and
useful future. To hear Mr. Hurrey
once is to want to hear him many
more times, though the opportunities
are only to be three, so it will be best
for the men to be there at every meet
ing. Hurrey will be the principal
speaker at all three meetings, though
Miss Fox will give a short address as
well at the mass meeting on Saturday
If the statement of Coach Herbs
man, of the University of Washing
ton debating team, can be relied
upon, the chances for a champion
ship team at that institution are very
slim. In regard to the recent tryout
in which twenty-one men were chosen
temporarily, and from which the
twelve debaters who are to represent
the varsity in the state and inter
state debates are to be chosen, Prof.
Herbsman expressed himself as
thoroughly disgusted. “The tryout
was a great disappointement to the
judges,” declared Prof. Herbsman.
“The men did not understand their
subject. We believed that judicial
recall would be a live question, but
the argument was only superficial;
they did not reach the heart of the
matter. They did nothing but take
up time, fill space, and disgust us.
Hot air is the proper term, and it was
the rankest kind of hot air at that.”
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