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About Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920 | View Entire Issue (May 22, 1912)
Published each Wednesday and Satur
day of the school year by the Student
of the University of Oregon.
Entered in the postofflce at Eugene a
second class matter.
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Editor-in-Chief K. Burns Powell, ’ll
Managing Editor.Fen Waite, ’1
Hews Editor.Harold Young, '1
City Editor .Henry Fowler, '1
Hellle Hemenway, ’1!
Colton Heek, '1
Eeland Hendricks, ’ll
Baohangs—George Sbantln, ’ll
Society—Elisabeth Lewie, ’ll
Humorous—William Cass, ’1’
Howard Zimmerman, ’ll
Anna MoMlokan, ’ll
Elizabeth Busch, ’ll
William McAllen, ’1’
Flora Dunham, 'll
Bess Cowden, ’ll
Ella Sengstaks, ’H
Jessup Strang, 'It
Carlyle Geisler, ’1(
Euton Aokerson, 'If
Otto J. Holder, ’14
Dal Xing, ’14
Bobert Fariss, ’13
Business Mgr., Wendell C. Barbour, ’12
Assistant Manager. .Hobert M. Wray, ’ll
Advertising Manager. .Eyman G. Bice, ’ll
Assistant .Marsh Goodwin
OUeulatlon Clay Watson, ’ll
Assistant .Bertrand Jerard
Wednesday, May 22, 1912.
It is to be hoped that students will
attend the sessions of the Common
wealth meeting which will be held at
the University of Oregon, Friday and
Saturday of this week.
This convention is arranged with
much care and labor by University
authorities, led by Prof. Young; the
men who will deliver papers and lead
in the discussions are recognized
authorities in their respective sub
jects; and the topics up for considera
tion are vital to the state and the na
tion—touching social and economic
relationships and the growing move
ment of Conservation of Natural Re
sources, to say nothing of questions
There is something wrong with stu
dents of an institution of higher
learning, when they will absent them
selves, purposely, from an excellent
opportunity of becoming better ac
quainted with conditions of the state
and nation in which they live, and
much as we hate to admit it, the stu
dents of this University are to be crit
isized for their scant attendance at
these meetings in the two years past.
We are censured severely nowadays
for being frivolous, and our institu
tion is said to be doing the state and
ourselves no practical good. Of course,
weknowthat these criticisms are large
ly unjust, for we know that our own
purpose in life is jus| as serious at that
of other people, and that we would
not be in this university, if we did
not think it worth our while. To
convince the voters of the state, how
ever, that this is a fact, is another
thing. They look for evidence, sym
bols and appearances, and if they do
not find them, are apt to pass judg
ment upon the institution not calcu
lated to increase its appropriation,
and they are not to be blamed either,
for the whole world judges a tree by
Let us fill Villard Hall and show
our visitors that we nre interested in
something besides athletics and so
cial affairs, let us enter into the dis
cussions and prove tsat we, too, know
something of social economics, edu
cation, and conservation. This Com
monwealth conference will be the
greatest economic conference ever
held in the state of Oregon. It is
up to the students to make it the
greatest conference from the stand
point of attendance.
The Late Emerald.
The reason Saturday’s Emerald
did not appear until Monday of this
week is that it was not run off on
the press. The editor had his work
completed at 6:80 P. M., and left the
printing shop, thinking1 the pressman
would complete the publication as
usual. The carriers went to the shop
to fold and deliver and waited there
until 10 o’clock, but as no one came
to run off the paper, they left. The
pressman completed his work Mon
We sincerely regret this. It is the
first time the Emerald has not come
out on time in years and there was
no real reason for it being: late this
There will probably be no reoccur
ance this year.
Just what is “Dramatic Amateur
alism?” This expression has puzzled
the minds of Emerald readers ever
since the criticism of Dr. Milner’s
song recital which appeared in the
The article goes on to state:
“Dramatic amateuralism character
izes his singing:, but it is not the ama
turalism which runs away with itself
and the singer. Dr. Milner carried
himself always with a poise and re
serve that showed the scope of the
scholarly mind which interpreted the
nut just wnat is meant Dy it, no
one has has yet decided.
The writer of the article explains
! that he wrote it “dramatic emotion
alism” and that the man at the ma
chine coined the expression. The lino
typist says he does well to make any
thing out of this individuals scrib
bling, which is the worst he has ever
had to contend with in forty years of
typesetting, and that, anyhow, the
Emerald proof-reader is supposed to
correct all mistakes in type. The
proof-reader claims he is no musician
and does not know one technical ex
pression from another, and that
“dramatic amateuralism” looked pood
to him and be left it as it was.
But the real point at issue is what
does “dramatic amateuralism” mean.
It sounds well, almost too pood to dis
card, and if anyone can tell us what
it means, we will undoubtedly have
coined unintentionally a valuable ex
pression which musical critics may use
in the future.
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Wo would ever have thoupht that
I the devotees of Lawn Tennis would
find so much to fipht about. Tennis
is supposed to be an Alfonse-Gaston
pame, where a man pives his oppon
ent the benefit of the doubt, and such
a thinp as a squabble arisinp is al
most unheard of.
Evidently there were too many
doubts to pive away this year. First
; is was Bond vs. Squad, then Bond,
Prescott, Tiffany, vs. Squad, then
more Bond vs. Squad, then Lytle vs.
Squad, and last but by no means least
Yaden vs. Defeat, endinp with Yaden
Who says there is no life to tennis
| at Orepon ?
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The dual track meet between the
University of Washington and the
University of Oregon Saturday will
be held at Madison Park, Seottle, in
place of on Penny field on the col
lege campus. The change was made
inorder to attract as many or the
Seattle business men as possible.
The Washington State College cadet
regiment went to Clarkston, Idaho,
for an encampment last week. A
special portable wireless outfit was |
carried along as part of the equip- :
tnent. and messages were sent to the
Evergreen at Pulman.
RETURN FROM SOUTH
McClure’s Choice Certain, Hawk’s Is
a Probability—Three “O” Men
on Coast Team.
That Walter McClure, T3, will rep
resent the M. A. A. C. at the Olym
pic games in Stockholm, is practi
cally certain, and that the selection of
Martin Hawkins, ’12, by the North
west selection committee, to be one
of the five hurdlers representing the
United States, is quite probable, is the
opinion of “Bill” Hayward and other
trainers and sporting editors on the
Their decisions were based upon
the work of these two athletes in the
tryouts held last Saturday at Berke
It is the opinion of the Southern
critics, including Walter Christie, the
U. of C. trainer, Dr. Hall, of the U.
of W., and Hayward, that the little
McClure is the best distance man in
the country, barring not even John
Paul Jones, of Cornell, the present
mile record holder, or Baker of Ober
lin, last year’s collegiate champion.
Neither of these men, despite their
previous records, have come within
hailing distance of McClure’s 4:24.
A place on the American Olympic
team is assured for McClure, due to
the fact that so far, the fastest time
made in any 1,500 meter tryout, has
been 4:06 3-5, made by an English
man. This is three seconds shy of
McClure’s mark, and the Oregon veg
etarian finished two hundred and fifty
yards ahead of his lone competitor
Hayward predicts for McClure a
record of four minutes or less, as a
world’s record in his chosen event.
Should the second man in the 120
yard hurdle tryout in the east finish
farther behind the first place men
than Hawkins did behind Kelly, and
in slower time, Hawkins’ selection is
quite probable. The fact that Haw
kins defeated Smithson, the present
record holder, will have considerable
weight with James E. Sullivan and
has National selection committee.
Should McClure have an opportun
ity to wear the winged “M” across
the “big drink,” Bill Hayward will
probably accompany his protege, as
he considers his advice and strategic
race planning of great importance to
McClure in his running.
Bill Neill, McClure and Hawkins
are Oregon’s contribution to the all
Coast track team picked by Christie of
California. Neill is given the javelin
honors on account of his work in the
conference meet, while the work of
the other two lemon yellow athletes
easily won for them a place. Thorp,
of the University of Southern Califor
nia, is given the call over Courtney
of the U. of W. in the sprints, in fact
the Evergreen institution has no rep
resentation on the coast selection.
TENNIS CLUB ASPIRANTS
WILL PLAY THIS WEEK
Tryouts for the Women’s Tennis
Club will be held during the remain
der of this week, on the women’s
Owing to the number of aspirants
for membership, all who intend to
play must arrange their hours with
Miss Perkins or Mildred Bagley, who
will keep a record of the matches.
The “Beginners Tournament,” de
signed for novices at the game, will
be held after the tryouts, and any
one who intends to play in that tour
nament, are urge to enter the club
tryouts, also, for the sake of prac
tice. Those who intend to enter both,
are requested to sign up for the Ten
nis Club tryouts first.
Those who do not make the Tennis
Club, are eligible for the “Beginner’s
The University of Missouri is to
publish an athletic book. It will con
tain a record of all the scores and
pictures of all the football teams
which have represented Missouri dur
ing the past twenty-two years.
Columbia University is seriously
considering a rule establishing a schol
arship standard as a condition of en
trance into Greek-letter fraternities.
DIRECTOR BUEHRER HERE
Stanford University Instructor Ar
rives to Take Charge of Com
Mr. Buehrer, of Stanford Univer
sity, who will direct the Commence
ment music, arrived in Eugene Tues
day morning and will hold the first
rehearsal of the chorus Thursday
evening, at 7 o’clock, in Villard Hall,
and a rehearsal of the orchestra Sun
day afternoon in Villard, at 2:30 P.
Special emphasis is being placed
on music for this commencement.
The chorus for Sunday will contain
over a hundred voices picked from
the University and city and it will
sing, accompanied by the orchestra.
The orchestra is being picked with
great care from the musicians of Eu
gene, and will be augmented with a
number of men from Portland. While
it will not be very large,
twenty to twenty-three pieces, Mr.
Buehrer predicts that it will render
service superior to any previous or
ganization of it’s kind which has
served during commencement, due to
the careful selection of musicians and
the thorough drilling it will get.
Mr. Buehrer comes to the Univer
sity after years of experience in con
ducting: orchestras and choruses. He
is a thorough musician, plays violin,
composes, and arranges and is a
sing:er of no mean ability. He will
conduct classes in music during: the
summer school in addition to his com
mencement work. President Camp
bell and the faculty of the school feel
fortunate in being: able to add so cap
able a musician and conductor to the
TENNIS TEAM CHOSEN
Stine, Brooks, and Yaden Win Places
Over Large Number of
After one of the most hotly con
tested and exciting tryouts in the his
tory of the University, the varsity
tennis team to play the U. of W. in
Seattle, has been chosen.
Stine, by winning the first round
robin, secured his place, and after
several matches, the other contestants
were narrowed down to Brooks, Ya
den and Shattuck. Brooks won from
Yaden 14-12, 6-1, and from Shattuck
6-1,6-0. Yaden won from Shattuck
6-0, 10-8, in a hotly contested match,
which was finished this morning.
The last two matches were played
under the greatest difficulty, due to
the condition of the weather. Mr.
Prescott was asked to pick the last
two members of the team, but for
some reason the tournament method
was again taken up.
Stine and Brooks will play singles,
while Stine and Yaden will play dou
bles. The team will stop over in
Portland, where they will have sev
eral practice matches with M. A. A.
C., Thursday afternoon, leaving for
Seattle in the evening, where they
will play Friday and Saturday.
Lunch was served today at the
Boy’s Dormitory for State Railroad
Commisioner Miller, President Camp
bell, Hon. Allen Eaton, and Steward
Johnson. Secretary of State Ben 011
cott was entertained at the Sigma Nu
Instruction in swimming, canoe
handling and loading is the latest ad
dition to the ex-officio curriculum at
the University of Washington. Ac
cording to an announcement made by
lowing coach Hiram Connibear last
week the courses will start immedi
Taxicabs and flowers were debarred
from the Junior prom at the Univer
sity of Washington last Saturday.
Springfield cars leave Depot and
Springfield on hour and half hour.
Fairmount cars leave 6th St. on the
College Crest cars leave 8th St. on
the hour and half hours.
First car leaves Depot at 6 A. M.
Last car leaves Depot at 11:30 P. M.
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DR. M. M. BULL
The Painless Dentist.
Phone 820. Eugene, Oregon.
Kindness—The Keynote in this
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Room 6, McClung Bldg., Eugene, Ore.
DR. H. L. STUDLEY
Office, 816 White Temple, Eugene, Or.
Residence, 145 W. 10th.
Phone: Office 589; Res. 4S8-L.
DR. M. C. HARRIS
U. O. ’98. Rooms 2 and 4, Mc
Clung Bldg., 8th and Willamette Sts.
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Phone 6. Folly Theatre Bldg, Eu
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Cor. 9th and Oak Sts. Room IM
White Temple. Phone 817.