MANY EDUCATED MEN ARE BIBLE STUDENTS Attitude of the University Men on Hible Study Is Becoming More Liberal. The attitudes maintained toward the Bible by different college men are various. There are some who may insist that the Bible has outlived the days of usefulness and that the mod ern man may and must look elsewhere for guidance in those questions upon which the Bible announces itself as authority. Many men are inclined to consider the Bible as weak, as being something with which they may dis pense, when they reach the fuller de velopment of the educated man. To them an interest in the Bible savors of a lack of reason and independence, which is regarded as the prime asset of the educated man. For this attitude there is without doubt a reason, whether those who hold the attitude realize it or not. And evidence seems to show that when once a prejudice of this nature is established, its followers do not, as a rule, search for the cause, especially if the position which they maintain is the popular one. The lamentable fact is that the spirit of investigation, which exists in college circles, with regard to other questions, does not ex ist with regard to the Bible in its true relation to the lives of men. Possibly on no other question do men have equal fear of opposing the con ventional idea and on no other is one man so readily influenced by the pred judices of those with whom he asso ciates. Men cannot be criticized for maintaining a skeptical attitude to ward some of the creeds anti dogmas which are held by many denomina tions, or for holding aloof from dis cussions of hair splitting points of theology. But men who make these inconsistancies of organized Chris tianity the reason for disbelief, will do well to realize that the Bible is not in itself the cause of these incon sistancies, but that they are caused by various interpretations by differ ent men. Many things have been read in the Bible which were not placed there by the authors, and the man who would show his intelligence, will find that a study of the Bible will reveal a doctrine showing with great clearness the one great object—to bring mankind to a greater under standing of his Creator and a nearer approach to his Maker’s perfection. The policy of the Y. M. C. A. in the study of the Bible is to approach it absolutely free from past predjudices, and study for the purpose of finding what the truth is which the Bible has for the earnest man. Not to gather proof for some belief which we may already have, but to place the teach ings of the Bible in there correct in terpretation under the light of rea son and experience, accepting that which seems good and applying the principles there revealed to the prob lems of everyday life. The only pre requisite for studying under the V. M. C. A. plan is a willingness to con sider fairly. In Eastern colleges the study of the Bible has gained a strong position. Many of the men who stand high in student activities being leaders in the movement for an increased study of the Bible. The fact that a man is a Bitile student no longer causes him to he regarded by his fellows as lack ing in intellect, hut such men are be ginning to he recognized as the lead ers in the advanced thinking of their universities. In the University of Oregon during the past year the work has been great ly handicapped by the lack of men who were able to serve as etlicient leaders of classes. 1 lasses composed of Uni versity students and doing work in the line of that followed by the policy of the V. M. (’. A„ have been main tained in several of the city Sunday Schools and have been well attended. Those classes have in most instances been led by members of the University faculty. Classes were established in two of the fraternities, the Alpha Tau Omega and the Kappa Sigma, led by Presi dent Campbell and Dr. Bennett re spectively. President Campbell was forced to discontinue the work through lack of time, and the Kappa Sigma class was discontinued because of the illness of Dr. Bennett, and because a leader to take his place could not be secured. Dr. Conklin conducted a very inter esting course at the Dormitory for several weeks, until he was compelled to discontinue because of increase in regular work. Mr. Leroy Johnson is at present leading a class in the Dor mitory, and three classes of High School students are being conducted by University men. At present, plans are being made for a normal class to prepare men as student leaders for future work, since lack of leaders seems to be the greatest obstacle to be overcome. This class will be established imme diately after the Hurrey meetings, March 1. FIRST AID TO INJURED One More Meeting of This Popular Class—Dr. C. W. Edmunds To Be Last Speaker. One of the most popular and prac tical courses ever undertaken by the University Y. M. C. A. is the class in “First Aid to the Injured.’’ Only one more lecture remains to be given. This last lecture, which will be given by Dr. C. W. Edmunds, will deal with “Injuries of Indoor and Outdoor Sports,” and also “Common Emergen cies,” such as cramps, chills, constipa tion, neuralgia, toothache, earache, and corns. This last lecture, to be given next Wednesday night, is the most immediately useful of the series, and is open to all University men. The course consists of five lectures by four different physicians, namely, Dr. Buckley, Dr. F. W. Cummings, Dr. C. W. Southworth, and Dr. C. W. Edmunds. By this arrangement var iety was secured in the presentation of the topics, and the students were brought in touch with some of the leading physicians of Eugene. The first lecture covered the struc ture and mechanics of the body, and first aid material. The second dealt with “Injuries in Which the Skin Is Not Broken,” such as bruises, sprains and dislocations. The third lecture dealt with “Injuries in Which the Skin Is Broken.” and “Injuries from Heat, Cold, and Electricity,” and the fourth lecture treated of “Unconsci ousness, Poisoning, and Carrying the Injured.” The fifth and last lecture has already been outlined. An interesting feature of the lec tures has been the practical demon stration of the subjects of the lec tures on members of the class. The average attendance at the classes is 25. An abridged edition of the “Amer ican Red Cross Text Book On First Aid,” is used as a text. This book will be a useful future reference for all fortunate enough to posses one. “CHANCES IN TENNIS G00D1AYSNEWLAND Leader of 1911 Team Gives Review of Oregon’s Tennis History and Outlines 1912 Plans. (By Ralph Newland.) With the three men in college who brought to Oregon the Northwest championship in tennis last season, with plenty of old material and a number of promising freshmen, a var sity team should be developed this season which will be well up to stand ard. The outlook for the season is most promising for the number of new players in the University make the facilities for practice vastly bet ter than they have ever been before. In addition to this there are several new business men in the city who have promised to help with the team later in the season. Hitherto tennis has been run on a sort of a haphazard plan, with no definite system of practice. This sea son an attempt will be made to have continuous tournament play, in order that the bad habit of carelessness shall be cured by competition. An ad ditional advantage will be also se cured by this method of practice in that all of the members of the student body who care to play shall have an opportunity to do so, instead of sim ply having the pleasure of watching the antics of the four who were lucky enough to “get there first.” In addi tion to a number of purely practice tournaments the championship of the Freshman class will be decided, the Interclass and Interfraternity will be played, and the handicap tournament for the possesion of the Larraway trophy will be played off. The Freshman tournament was in stituted for the first time last year in order that a line on the ability of the new men might be had. J. V. Yaden won the honor of having his name in scribed on the cup. The Interfratern ity and Interclass trophies will be new this year. Two years ago Mr. Seth Larraway donated a cup which was to be a perpetual trophy to be played for yearly in a handicap tour nament open to students, faculty, graduates, and all connected in any way with the University. C. P. Shangle, ’10, was the first winner, last year the cup went to Professor Mitchell. Oregon is now under contract to play Washington at Seattle this year with a team of three men. The tour nament will consist of three matches of singles and two of doubles, the best three of the five winning the meet. Besides this there will be a tourna ment with the Multnomah Club and with the Alumni. A review of tennis since the time it was adopted as a student sport shows that while Washington and Oregon are tied in the number of matches played, the former institution has the advantage of one victory. Oregon THE JOY RINK Grand Opening Tonight Beautiful Decorations and Music A classy place tor college students. This rink will be kept strictly clean and orderly. Ladies need not fear to come. LEE HURD, Manager N. OLNESS, Owner our Way of Steam Pre»s ny Imperial Hatters and Cleaners The only place in the city with modern equipment. Perfect work on the finest fabrics. Special st. dent rates! See H. K. Zimmerman at the Dormitory, or call Phone 392. GOOD TALKS PROMISED - i The regular meetings of the Y. M. C. A. are held every Thursday even-, ing during the school year. They be gin at 7 o’clock and last exactly fifty , minutes. The time of these meetings has been changed recently from Fri- j day to Thursday, so as not to conflict : with the usual week-end events. A i special speaker is secured for each week and in this way some of the most prominent men in the state are j invited to visit the school. From time 1 to time special speakers and special meetings are arranged for and there are also at times special series of talks, which are announced on the bul letin boards. One of the best of these series of talks is “The Choosing of a Vocation,” which will be given again this year and will be announced later. So far this year the average attend ance at the association meetings has been about fifty. This does not in clude the special meetings and thus shows an increase over the attend ance of last year. The association meetings are open to every college man and everyone is urged to attend regardless of his creed. The college Y. M. C. A. en deavors to get away from the narrow predjudices so frequently typical of religious bodies. It is the most dem ocratic organization on the campus and the committee in charge of its meetings is working to make the at tendance more truly representative. has won one championship and tied one, while Washington has won two championships with the one tie. Each school, however, has won seven and lost seven matches. In 1908 Chas. MacSnow and “Sioux” McKenzie represented Oregon in Portland and while the team lost in the doubles, MacSnow came home with the singles championship to his credit. The following year the Ore gon team composed of MacSnow, Stine, and Newland, attended the conference championship in Portland, and while they administered a deci sive defeat to O. A. C. and Whitworth, they lost both matches to Washing ton. In 1910 Washington again car ried away the honors. The tourna ment. was held in Seattle, with New land and Stine playing for Oregon. A windswept clearing on one of Seat tle’s many peaks was the scene of the struggle. Here Oregon managed to get away with two of the five matches. Last season, however, the Oregon team played in their own back yard, and with the incentive of revenge and "Now or never,” they managed to send the Northerners home with but, one victory of the five to their credit. In this match Oregon was repre sented by Gray, Stine, Bond, and Newland, while Goetz, Fabriger, and Moncrief played for Washington. The score now stands: Oregon. Washington. 1908 . 1909 . 1910 . . 1 . 0 . 2 3 1 2 1 1911 ... 4 Printing,.* It's easy to learn the value of Wasteful, appropriate and /classy” printing if you will place the work in onr hands. We produce printed things that make a p'easing im pression. Eugene Printing Co* Loan & Savings Bank Bg. Phone 409 [ By subscribing for an O R E G A N A NOW 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. 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