Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920, February 24, 1912, SPECIAL Y. M. C. A. EDITION, Image 7

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5hern?tn=Xnoore Drug Co.
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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.
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.
The Grocer
The BEST of Everything to Eat
623 Willamette
Phone 25
Seal Stationery
Preston & Hales
Mfgrs. of All Leather GoodB
Dealers in
Paints and Paper. Agents Johnson’s
Dyes and Wax
U* CX Barber Shop
Thirteenth and Patterson Streets
Debate Coach Leroy Johnson Writes
of Progress at His Alma
In the fall of 1908 a young man by
the name of Arthur Jorgensen be
came General Secretary of the Uni
versity of Wisconsin Y. M. C. A. His
coming really began « new era in As
sociation work at that institution.
Before this the Association had ex
erted no great influence over the
student body as a whole. The men
who conducted its affairs had not been
recognized student leaders. Y. M. C.
A. work was at that time looked upon
as work for the “hollier-than-thou”
type and not work for “red-blooded”
men. However, Mr. Jorgensen, by
personal work among the men soon
convinced them that the Association
was an institution worthy of their
support. He showed them that it was
not any closed corporation or a Bible
study “frat,” as some termed it, but
that it was an institution that stood
for service and good living. As soon
as the men were really convinced that
this was true they pitched in and
pushed the work hard.
The following fall, that of 1909, the
Association secured as its president
Jack Wilce. He was then captain of'
the football team and a member of
Iron Cross, the honorary senior so
ciety. Since that time every presi
dent has been a member of the senior
honor society and all of them have
been student leaders and prominent in
some undergraduate activity other
than Y. M. C. A. work. In 1910 the
president was managing editor of the
Daily Cardinal and a member of Phi
Beta Kappa. Last year’s president
was editor-in-chief of the Cardinal
and an intercollegiate debater and the
president this year is captain of the
track team and a prominent literary
society man.
Not only have the officers of the
Association at Wisconsin been prom
inent students during the past few
years. The membership has greatly
increased, until now the Association
exerts a wonderful influence on the
life of the students. In the fall of
1910 a membership campaign was
lauched, in which the motto was
“break the record,” meaning the
American University record for total
Y. M. C. A. membership. This was
not accomplished, but now Wisconsin
with a membership of over 1,000 men
is second only to Yale. During the
winter of 1910 a number of student
religious leaders, including John R.
Mott and E. C. Mercer, visited the
University and greatly boomed the
cause of the Y. M. C. A. Mr. Mercer,
by meeting with fraternity men and
other groups, greatly influenced, and
Mr. Mott, by large public meetings,
deeply interested many men in good
living. Many men publicly announced
their intention of actively supporting
the Y. M .C. A., among them being
“Keckie” Moll, the famous Wisconsin
quarterback, who was this year chosen
by most critics for the all-Western
The faculty have also been touched.
Their attitude up till several years
ago was one of indifference, but now
some of the most prominent men of
the faculty, such as President Van
Hise, John H. Commons, Edward A.
Ross, Wm. A. Scott. Paul Reinsch and
others have taken a personal interest
in the work done by the Association.
Chief Justice Winslow, of the Wiscon
sin Supreme Court, takes a vital per
sonal interest in the work of the Asso
ciation and has been for some years
president of the Advisory Board. In
the fall of 1911, when the Association
was trying to increase its membership,
President Van Hise came out with a
public signed statement in the Daily
Cardinal, urging all men to support
the Association.
The Association at Wisconsin owns
a fine five story building. The first
two floors are turned over to the stud
ents. The main floor is a general re
ception, reading and game room and
is the headquarters of the “Wisconsin
Union,” which comprises all male
students. The next floor has some
beautiful committee rooms and a small
assembly room, all of which may be
Pres. Campbell Writes of Importance
of Association to University
(By President Campbell.)
The Christian Associations have
been a powerful factor in making for
the best life of the University. Their
quiet, persistant influence has broad
ened and strengthened the foundations
of spiritual thought, and their steady
existence, on right standards of living
has added vigor to the moral ideals of
the students as a whole. Their work
lies deep, but the good points of it are
seen in every department of Univer
sity activity. They help create the at
mosphere in which thrive clean sport,
clean living, and honest work.
Both students and faculty are in
debted to the Association for number
less acts of individual helpfulness,
which it would be hard to repay.
Rooms for Freshmen, work for stud
ents needing assistance, Book Ex
change, lectures, social evenings,-—all
these are but a part of the long list of
useful things looked after by Associa
tion committees. Any man or woman
in the University, who is in need of a
friend, always has such a friend at
hand in some one of the Association
The important thing for the Asso
ciations now to do is to plan for
larger budgets, better quarters, and
still greater work. The coming year
promises to be a notable one in the
University’s growth. The Asoscia
tions ought to be prepared to meet it.
Their safety will lie in wholehearted
aggressive work. They can command
the support, not only of the whole
University, but also of all good people
in the state, if they will go out cour
ageously and get it. Large faith,
large plans, and united action should
show the way to greater results than
those yet achieved in any American
Charles D. Hurrey.
International Secretary.
Do you like a good pencil? Himes,
at the Dorm, has the best five cent
pencil on the market, besides having
erasers, drawing inks, paper, tack, tri
angles, etc.
Have you ordered your sliderule
yet? If not, see Himes at the Dorm.
Best rules at lowest prices.
Have you ordered your sliderule
yet? If not, see Himes at the Dorm.
Best rules at lowest prices.
used gratis by the student organiza
tions. The Association helps the stud
ents in innumerable ways, such as
ing work for needy students, allowing
the use of their rooms for all sorts of
meetings and smokers, conducting Bi
ble study classes, helping new stud
ents get rooms, helping entertain vis
itors at the interscholastic basketball
and track tournaments, etc. In fact,
it does all in its power to serve the
University and therein lies its suc
cess. As soon as students see that
it is really broad and comprehensive
in its purposes and that it makes it
a point to in every possible way help
the students and encourage them to
better living, they are willing to sup
port it. J. L. J.
Co-eds Have Things Their Own Way
and Enjoy Filling Programs and
Hunting Partners.
Who is the most popular man in the
University? Those who sought an an
swer in the leap year dance last night
were disappointed. The girls were ab
solutely impartial and positively re
fused to allow any man to adorn the
wall. It was a jolly crowd and a good
sized one at that. Everyone entered
into the fun and the novelty of being
a “boy” or a “girl” was fully appre
The fellows learned how delightful
it is to sit quietly, with folded hands,
waiting for requests for dances, or
enjoying the sensation of seeing your
pardner rushing about trying to get
that “last” dance for you. And the
girls—well, for once they danced with
whom they pleased, as long as their
dances lasted and then they knew how
it feels to have ones program filled
and only about half your friend’s
names on it. They also found how de
lightful it is to have your pardner lost
in the crowd, to walk entirely around
the floor and then find the object of
your search within two feet of where
you started—just as the music stops.
And the patrons, “weren’t they
sweet.” Men, everyone of them. The
list included Pres. Campbell, Dr. Leon
ard and Professors DeCou, Straub, Bo
vard and Dearborne, and
Svarverud’s orchestra furnished the
music. They had plenty of spirit and
were liberal with their encores.
Do you like a good pencil ? Himes,
at the Dorm, has the best five cent
pencil on the market, besides having
erasers, drawing inks, paper, tack, tri
angles, etc.
T. A. Gilbert.
A. B. Chaffee.
Che Oak Shoe Store
Wear Sorosis and Walkover Shoes.
587 Willamette St. Phone Main 227.
$ch wering $ Cindley
Students, Give Us a Call
6 East 9th St., Opp. Hoffman House
Broders Bros.
Wholesale and Retail dealers in
Chambers Hardware
Gillette Safely Razors
The Kuykendall
Drug Store
588 Willamette St.
£)ot Cake Sanatorium
Hot Lake Sanatorium, like the U. of O., is an Oregon Institution, and
again similar, in that it ranks first in its class. Hot Lake Sanatorium is
equipped to make sick people well. The greatest health renewing In
stitution in the west. Write for illustrated booklet describing the great
boiling mineral spring. WALTER M. PIERCE, Pres, and Manager.
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