TO OUR READERS The Emerald wishes you a merry Christmas. OREGON VOL XIV UNIVERSITY OF OREGON. EUGENE, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1912. No. 41 EMERALD CRITIC, WHO SITS IN BOX, BECOMES WARMLY ENTHUSIASTIC OVER CONCERT SINGING AND COMEDY GOOD However, Ventriloquist Declared a “Fake” and Posted “Actors” Should be Posted, He Thinks. (By Alfred Davis.) Oregon’s classiest advertising med iums—the Glee Club—got in the six teenth big lick of its useful careers Thursday evening, and it was surely a mighty swat. The house was packed —so crowded, in fact, that the Em erald dramatic critic was obliged to roost in the coop or report the con cert second hand. We are glad we chose the coop. The publicity agent had said it would be a good show, and by some mischance he was right. In accordance with Oregon’s most cherished tradition, the show opened with the old standbys, “O, Oregon,” and “As I Sit and Dream at Even ing.” They sounded all right to us, but Director Bowman came right out on the stage, shook ms baton at the basses and his fist at the tenors, and made them sing the next song—“The Sword of Ferrara,” twice as fast and three times as loud; and it sounded six times as well. The club then feeling as though no body comprehended the parched con dition of their throats, retired to the convenient shelter of the switch bord—all except Vawter and Jerard, kept the piano warm with a flow of wit that reduced the most case-hard ened first-nighters to the verge of weeping. Vawter has a happy faculty of looking more commedian-like than anyone we ever knew, without half trying; also he committed the un pardonable indiscretion of sitting on the table. Kenneth Frazer then trotted out Trotere’s “Tramp,”—a deed which really justified the management in calling a cop. but all they did was “Call John,” and when John finally showed up, the soloist had taken re fuge among the deep ranks of the chorus, and identification was impos sible. Shaver and Broadbridge, a Scandi navian variety team, were next in evidence. Shaver recited several dec lamatory masterpieces, and though handicapped by his Norwegian accent, succeeded in making himself under stood. His teammate was not so for tunate, several times finding it nec essary to fake his lines, and in the end sustaining a severe bruise. At this point the iJfreetor allowed his sympathies to prevail over his vauting ambition, and he soothed the turbulent hearts of the audience with (Continued on last page.5 BURGLAR STEALS CLOTHES FROM ATHLETE AS HE PLAYS BASKETBALL Hut City Editor of Emerald Fails to Realize Seriousness of l^oss to the Victim. The latest theft from the Univer sity campus came as a great shock to George Stevenson, T4, of Eugene, Oregon. During an exciting game of basket ball between the “Crumbs” and the “Skinnys” yesterday, a most unscrup ulous and nervy member of the burglar profession entered the dress ing rooms of Hayward Hall, and did with great forethought and malice, steal one pair of B. V. D.’s from the locker of the said athlete. A posse was quickly organized among those present and a hunt in augurated for the marauder to rescue the clothing, for the day was cold. But he evidently made a good get away through an aperture in the door, and so far the search has not been successful. A liberal reward may be offered by all that frequent the Gymnasium, in the hope that such a nefarious prac tice may be stopped. TWO UlimIted iii ensnu race Zeta Phi and Phi Delta Theta Fail to Qualify for Finals in Frat League. Sigma Nu, 16; Phi Gamma Delta, 5. Dormitory, 13; Phi Delta Theta, 4. Kappa Sig-ma, 9; Sigma Chi, 8. Oregon Club, 16; Zeta Phi, 11. Such are the scores of the inter fraternity games played Tuesday and Wednesday. Up to the present time Zeta Phi and Phi Delta Theta have been eliminated from the contest, while Thursday’s game between the Avava Club and Alpha Tau Om ega determnied the third team which will not appear for the semi finals, for the latter won from Avava 12 to 7. The Sigma Nu-Phi Gamma Delta affair was the fastest of the season. The credit of the victory goes to the Sigma Nu guards, Parsons and Chandler. Benson and Kaiser were high point winners for the Sigma Nus and Gould and George for the Fijis. Both Phi Delta Theta and the Dor mitory put up a hard fight, inasmuch as they realized the loosing team would be eliminated. In the first half the Dormitory rolled up a 9 to 2 score and were able to maintain their lead throughout. Fee and Roberts did the best work for the Dormitory and Crawford for the Phi Delta Thetas. Although the Kappa Sigma-Sigma Chi game was closely contested, it was slow and failed to show classy basket ball. Time was taken out to see the start and finish of the cross-country race, and for a few minor injuries among Street, Davis. Casebeer, War-1 ner and Rugh. Street and Warner were high point winners for the Oregon i Club. Wheeler played the strongest game for the Zeta Phis. LAST ISSUE OF OREGON MONTHLY IS CREDIT TO UNIVERSITY OF OREGON AND TO ITS EDITORS Nothing- could be a more severe rebuke to those who were forced to abolish the Oregon Monthly than its last issue, just off the press. It is one of the most creditable numbers in the history of the magazine. Containing 81 pages, it is thoroughly alive from cover to cover, covering all phases of student life. The de partments, essays, short stories, edi torials and the humorous, are well balanced, and remarkably interest ing. The opening article is upon the graduate coach system, by Tom Boylen. What could be more appro priate than a paper upon this sub ject, coming as it does just while the matter is under consideration? The Agora Club, the latest of student or ganizations, is handled by Faye Ball; the essay by Birdie Wise, which won the Failing prize in June, is reprinted, as is that which won the Beekman prize, by Alberta Camp bell. The magazine contains seven short stories, written by Russell Brooks, SEATTLE CONFERENCE DECREE S THAT OREGON COLLEGE MUST LIVE UP TO 12 UNIT STANDARD—COMPROMIZE ON SUNDAY BASEBALI_ZEDNICK CHARGED DISHONEST AND UNFAIR BY FRATERNITIES UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON. Seattle, Dee. 21.—That athletes will be allowed to play summer baseball and still be eligible for all branches of college sports except baseball, was decided today at the meeting of the Northwest College Conference. All but one of the colleges in the confer ence favored permitting college ath letes to play summer baseball for money outside of league teams, Ore gon Agricultural College alone defeat ing the amendment under the confer ence clause requiring unanimous vote to change the rules. In like manner the University of Oregon prevented the elimination of the hammer throw for track events. The conference decided that May, the Corvallis tackle, could not play with the Multnomah Club team and still retain his amateur standing. Twelve Credits Are Required. Action was taken forcing Oregon Agricultural College to live up to the college entrance requirement rule for athletes. No Oregon Agricultural College athlete can compete in the fu ture in college contests unless he has the 12 Carnegie credits required at other colleges for entrance. The conference adopted an interpre tation of the “A. B. degree” rule which will exempt students at Gon zaga College, Albany College, Whit worth College, the University of Puget Sound and other small schools from the one-year residence and four-year playing rules. The effect of the inter pretation is to permit students who have played on inter-collegiate teams of the smaller schools to enter a con ference college and participate im mediately in athletic affairs for four years. On the other hand, the con ference ruled that Carlisle and Has kell Indian schools, although not con ferring a degree of bachelor of arts, shall be classed with institutions which confer degrees. Victor Zednick was elected presi dent of the Northwest Conference for two years, and Bender, of Pullman, was made secretary. This action has created a furore of excitement on the 1 campus on account of the pending election of graduate manager. The student Board of Control bick ered for six hours last night before deciding to postpone the election un til January 10. All students were ex-1 eluded from the meeting room and lined the outside windows to listen to the debate. Frats Fight Zednick. Zednick was attacked on charges of ; dishonesty and unfairness, but his elemies failed to produce any evidence and the charges were thrown out. Fraternity politicians have been try ing to oust Zednick for four years, and they nearly succeeded last night. The final result is still in doubt. There is small probability that Washington will meet Whitman in football next year, but will play Pulman, Idaho, Corvallis and Oregon. The game with Oregon has already been scheduled for the second Satur day before Thanksgiving.in Portland. The schools will split the gate re ceipts. CIGARS ACCEPTED AND CLASS DISMISSED EARLY Professor A. J. Collier Presented With Christmas Present—Likes Parts of Presentation Speech A two dollar box of Isabella Manila cigars was presented to Professor A. J. Collier, Friday morning, at, the opening of a class in General Geo graphy, by Herman Siglin, ’12, from the members of the class. Immediately after the class assem bled for the hour, Siglin pretended to ask Professor Collier a question. In this way he gained the floor, and without further ado the big box of smokers was handed over with the wish for a “Merry Christinas.” The gift came as a complete sur prise to the Professor, who was scarcely able to respond, and to sa tisfy himself that it was on the square, he asked for a part of the speech to be repeated that contained the most eulogistic sentiments. Each member of the class contributed 25c to the cost of the present, and as there are eight in the class, the cost was borne evenly by all. The class was dismissed one half hour early. Franklin Allen, Margaret Rankin, Edith Buell, Grace E. Cole, Helen Johnson, and Irmalee A. Campbell. They are all strong, well written, well balanced stories that are credit able to the paper, and of the kind which are read, not because of the acqaintance with the outhor, but be cause they are interesting in them selves. The editorials, bv Flora Dunham, treat upon the “Point System,” and the Agora Club. Poetry is by no means neglected, M’ARTHUR EXPECTS TO BE HOUSE SPEAKER Well Known Graduate of University Lines Up Sufficient Votes to Place Him in Position. Witli the promise of the votes of Representative Hill, of Independence, Clifton M. McArthur announces that he has enough votes to secure his election as speaker of the House of Representatives at the next session of the Legislature. This will be the second time that ; McArthur, who is a graduate of the, University, has been speaker of the! House, having served during the 1908-1909 session. While in the Uni-, versify, McArthur was prominent in all activities, being manager of foot- | ball. He took a large part in the; recent appropriation fight, as he did in the former referendum troubles. He is a member of the Sigma Nu j fraternity. nor should it be neglected, judging; by the several verses. The Christ mas Prophesy, by Miss Turney, is es pecially beautiful. The new department, “The Heady Bug,” containing “knocks, clams and bum jokes,” contains 14 pages, illus trated. of the livest kind of reading. The Eugene High School Alumni Association have issued invitations for a number of University socially inclined left overs for a dancing party to be given in Folly Hall New Year’s Eve. The members of Gamma Delta Gamma are busy preparing for in stallation as Beta Omega of Kappa Kappa Gamma January 11. A large number of invitations have been sent to Kappas residing in Oregon HAYWARD SPURNS PROFESSORS UNO UNDERTAKES ‘ DUTCH” BY PHONOGRAPH Plans to (Jo to (. or many Some Day and Must Be Able to Order Meals. According; to Bill Hayward himself, the only draw back to his trip to Stockholm was that his very limited knowledge of the Swedish language necessitated beans three times a day. In order to obviate such a danger as this in the future, Bill has com menced studying the German lan guage for his epicurean convenience in Berlin in 101 (5. He takes his les sons at home with the aid of a phon ograph. which does not fine the stu dent one-sixteenth of a college credit for each “cut.” A special course in ttie instruction of the language was devised to accommodate the special "track" diction. Leo, the dog, is re ceiving rapidly learning "his master’s voice.” Football blankets are given to the University of West Virginia prints Senior’s varsity football men of Drake University. THREE NEWlEBATERS MAKE OREGON TEAMS King, Heider, and Lombard, With Zim merman. Motschenbacher, and Pickett, re-elected. Howard /.immerman, Dal King, Ver non Motschenbachcr, David Pickett, Otto Heider, and Bertie Lombard, will compose the University of Oregon debating team for this year. The six were chosen at the second try-out held last evening in Villard Hall, at 7:M0. Professor II. C. Howe, Profes sor Thurber, and Bert Prescott were the judges. As Carleton Spencer could not par ticipate in debate this year, Lombard was put on the first squad, and so im proved over his previous showing, that he was chosen among1 the first six. Each debater was allowed to take either side that he wished, with the result that the eight were divided evenly on the negative and affirma tive. The first speeches were limited to ten minutes, with a three minute rebuttal speech. The arguments delped deeply into the question, that of restricting the eastern immigra tion. As a large amount of material has been placed at the disnosal of the spouters, this has materially aid ed the work of the men. Most of the six selected will remain in Eugene during the holidays in preparation for the final selection, which will take place the first Mon day after the opening of college. At this time the team membership will be determined as to leaders and col leagues. The Athenaeum news sheet of the weekly a column of book reviews gleaned from the best magazines. CHESTER MOORES (M I S OPPO SITION TO STUDENT FULL DRESS SUITS “ANNUAL SPREE" DECLARES IT POOR POLICY Vs Vdvertising Move Compares it to “Featured Intelligence" of Fresh man Who Sold His Cap. PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 21. "1 note that the alleged crusade versus the dress suit and pearl buttons is on its annual spree,” declared a prominent alumnus of this city today, speaking of the student controversy over dress suits. “To us old timers who have have seen this pretense initiated year after year, the perrenial campaign has come to rank with the myth that there is such a fellow as a Santa Claus. Why all this; Is it not time to come down to terra firma on such things ? “All this clatter may look well enough in the metropolitan press, but what earthly show has its recitation alongside the featured intelligence that one ambitious Oregon yearling, and a self-supporting one at that,— had forfeited his hairline punctuation mark for three formations at “Kiss : Waltz” calisthenics? This innocent indulgence may be good in its own at mosphere,—partof a liberal education, some of the older bloods migh say,— but is it any more consequential to cultured enlightenment and refine ! ment than practice in wearing even ing clothes? “Besides, so far as this ‘policy’ salve matters, some of us feel that it can be prostituted to defeat its own end. In the years of our referendum (Ah Damn) such heroic self-denial of the cut-a-way front might entice a few favorable ‘XV from the gullible Oregon electorate; but there is at least oncfchuman being, professedly j sane, who imagines that recurring ex communications of admitted aristoc racy, particularly when it is encored | to fit the same collegiate crime, do, 1 in their cumulative effect, force con verts into the prayerfully immaculate Parkison communion. Voluntary apologies never win sympathy. Any how, who is the informal person that can say truthfully that the University of Oregon has anything to apologize for? There might be such a thing as ' compromising one’s very soul into j ether. Nope, the University is all right and should be allowed to follow its sensible inclinations. “Democracy is a splendid quality. And it is a fine thing to encourage young- men to work their way through : college. But does this necessarily mean that they should not be allow d j to see a dress suit but once or twice (Continued on last page.) OF SOCIAL EVENTS MOO STUDENTS SCITTEFI OVER STATE “Everybody’s Doin’ It”—going home. All previous records for a general exodus of students, high brows and co-eds have been broken. Boarded up doors and nobody at home signs are conspicuous at every corner. Even the fraternity house dogs and sorority kitty’s have a for lorn look, while the Library is about as quiet as some of the books that it contains. A couple of janitors may be seen discussing the weather or the chances of getting a Carnegie pension. Even the chemistry laboratory odors have disappeared into thin air where they belong, and no longer haunt the corridors of McClure. The only sign of life is probably the dusting of the campus lawn, which still require sweeping measures. W ith the rapid exodus of students college social activity has been dis persed to various parts of the stat . where the various fraternal and polit ical organizations will entertain for the college folk. I he University of Oregon Glee Club will be the motif for several infirmal receptions and dances as it proceeds Continued on page two.