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About Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 20, 1913)
Published each Tuesday, Thursday and
Saturday, of the school year, by the As
sociated Students of the University of
Knlered at the postofflce at Eugene as
second class matter.
Subscription rates, per year. tl.OO.
Single copies. So
.Karl W. Out hank
..Carleton E. Spencer
.Franklin S. Allen
. . Henry Fowler
Co-Ed. Snorting Editor, Nellie Hemenway
Society Editor . Elizabeth Lewis
Assistant . May Smitli
Literary and Dramatic A. H. Davies
Exchance Editor . Graham McConnell
Law School.It. Burns Powell
News Editor’s Staff.
.1 a net Young
Andrew IVf. Collier
Assistant Manager .Lyman G. Klee
Collection Manager.Sam Michael
Assistants .Glen Wheeler
.J. Prentls Brown
Advertising Manager . Clyde Altchison
Assistants.Roy T. Stephens
.Allen W. O’Connell
Circulation Manager Sam Michael
Assistants.Rennet h Robinson
Thursday, February 20, 1912.
THE HOKNS <>l THE DILEMMA
The Emerald is perhaps in a more
difficult situation than any which us
ually confronts a newspaper. Every
paper has its reading public which,
in the broader sense, edits the paper.
The newspaper is a social product.
It is sensitive to the desires, wishes,
and feelings of the community that it
The Emerald, strange as it may
seem, has two reading publics. The
one nearest home, the one by which
it is influenced most directly, is the
Student Body here upon the campus.
The other comprises the alumni and
other friends of the University scat
tered out over the State. The sub
scribers are about equally divided be
tween these two classes, which are
widely different in many ways. Men
and women of mature years, doing
the work of the world, with minds
filled with thoughts of commercial,
professional, and industrial pursuits,
are sure to have tastes different from
those of college boys and girls, who
are in (ho formative period, whose
lighter interests are concerned with
the events of University life and
whose more serious interests are
based upon their hopes and ambitions
for the future.
The Emerald serves these two dis
tinct classes. II strives to please and
interest both and it feels that in most
cases it is successful. However, the
paper is intended primarily for the
undergraduates of the University of
Oregon. Its wide .outside circulation,
of which we are extremely proud, has
grown up gradually without an at
tempt to appeal especially to that
class of readers.
We appreciate the kind suggestions
and support given the Emerald by
the "Old Grads" and beg that it may
continue. The more mature view
point of these men and women is of
invaluable service to all branches of
the University Especially is this
true when the writer assumes a sym
pathetic attutude; when he pauses for
a moment and harks back to his
own college day Take for example,
the letter front Mr \\ (' Taylor, ‘8b,
which appeared in a recent issue.
Everv student who read that letter,
felt that the wri'ei had not forgot
ten the day- when he helped fight out
the litth (I- t -ftime- seemingly ini
port.'tut 1 pr of his college. It
w aid bi in \ to do less than
our very ht t to justify the faith in
hi \lma Mato- -iressed bv Mr.
It ho) that the Alumni
\ -ociation nun a have a journal
f wn. p thli-’ ■ the thing's of
h aoe- int> - ithens of Ore
gon and espee .He to friends and
graduates of th U- net-ity. Mean
while the Em ’.dl - '• ying to fulfill
two functions If it ' Hotlines fails
In pleasing the dd (It ads,” before
they criticise harshly, w trust that
they will r "n other that it is a stu
dent page'-. mporled by students,
edited by stu lents ami ufluenced by
The Emerald is proud to represent
the Student B i\ of (Magon. It is
proud of the vie. rous, natural, tin
selfconscious student life on this
campus. To please the outside read
er, who has forgotten how it feels to
be young, we could paint an insin
core, deceptive picture of an under
graduate body, always decorous, al
ways prim, always minding its p’s
and q’s, with mind ever on higher
We think, however, that the State
of Oregon is better pleased with some
thing more red-blooded. The Oregon
student works hard at his lessons
and frequently also at earning part
or all of his livlihood. Hut he loves
a rough out-of-doors game, and en
joys mixing, and organizing, and
fighting political battles with his fel
lows. And he enjoys dancing with a
We shall paint him as he is.
Lost—A cravenette, considerably
worn, with name of owner, H. Young,
printed on collar band. Reward to
Wanted—The Y. M. C. A. Book Ex
change wants several copies of Grill
Lincoln High Alumni—Will meet
next Tuesday evening, at 7:30, at
Kappa Alpha Theta house.
Engineering Club—Picture will be
taken tomorrow, at 5 o’clock, on steps
of McClure Hall.
Women’s Council—Regular meet
ing tomorrow afternoon in Professor
E. E. DeCou’s room, in Villard Hall.
Mrs. Eric W. Allen will speak. All
Dramatic Club- Will meet Tuesday
i evening, February 25, at 7:30, in Pro
fessor Straub’s room. Important
A full dress—Coat is for sale cheap
at the Book Exchange. See Koyle.
Triple-A—Will meet at the Park
Block or Oak street for a hike to
\\ M. C. A.—Professor E. H. Todd,
of Willamette University, will ad
dress the regular Thursday evening
meeting. His subject is the “Chris
tian Church and a Social Program.”
Basketball—University of Wash
ington vs. University of Oregon, Fri
day and Saturday evening, at 8
o’clock. Tickets on sale tomorrow
morning, at 10 o’clock, at the Book
Microscope for sale—First class
high power microscope for laboratory
use for sale at the Book Exchange.
Price $15. See Koyl.
Choral Club—Practice will be held
hereafter every Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday afternoon, at 4 o’clock, in
Y. M. C. A. subscriptions—Those
who subscribed to the Y. M. C. A.
during the recent finance campaign,
are urged to pay their subscriptions
at once at the Book Exchange.
Oregana photo—Must be taken be
fore February 25.
Engineers—Photo of Engineering
Club for the Oregana will tie taken
it McClure Hall tomorrow, at 5:110
Pound Fountain pen. F. W Al
Dramatic Club Regular business
meeting called for Tuesday evening,
February 25, at 7 o’clock, in Profes
sor Straub’s room, Villnrd Hall.
Co-ed debaters—All women intend
ing to enter the debate try-outs to
c impute against Washington, are re
ipiested to hand their names to Pro
fessor Prescott at once
A bill providing for public meetings
of tin Board of Regents ot the Uni
versity of W isconsin m under discus
sion. The lawmakers believe that the
public ought to know what its serv
ants are doing, and that its proceed
ings be given publicity through the
Mohawk Lumber Co. for first class
lumber and shingles.
Students eat at the V M C. \
Y. M. C. A. Cafeteria for good
Brickbats and Bouquetsj
I WASHINGTON BILL THREATENS
FREEDOM OF UNIVERSITY
To the Editor:—If a bill now before
the Washington legislature should
pass, according to a news account in
Saturday’s Emerald, the University
of Washington faculty and students
will be forced to take an oath of al
legiance to the United States and
state constitutions before they will
be permitted to hold their offices or
attend the institution. This bill, it
seems, is to prevent socialists, anar
chists, and I. W. W.’s from gaining a
foothold in the universities, and was
inspired by the teachings at the uni
versity of socialist students, aided by
certain members of the faculty.
In what way the socialists are to
excluded by this, is more than I can
see, for they have officially rejected all
forms of direct action and have
agreed upon political action as their
only means, and are consequently as
legitimate a political party as any in
the field. But they are to be kept out
of the university, and it is to be done
in the name of patriotism, that “last
resort of scoundrels.”
Does the Washington legislature
think that in a university, where the
principal aim is clear and fearless
: habits of judgment, students should
by every means be prevented from
coming in contact with these move
ments of growing strength and im
portance? In our own Library there
are many of the most radical books
and periodicals on socialism, and
several books by anarchists, such as
Emma Goldman. These are evidently
intended to be read and studied. Fur
thermore, last week one of our most
distinguished guests said in conver
sation, that he wished all students
would study socialism more, studying
with judgment, accepting what is
good and throwing off what is bad.
But some wise men in Washington
evidently think that students must not
be allowed to use their own brains,
on the ground that bad ideas, as they
would consider them, might over
whelm them, instead of being over
come by college-trained intellects.
If this bill passes, let the Wash
ington students, who once before took
a decisive stand on a matter of prin
ciple, get busy on these guardians of
study, or move down to Oregon, where
liberty of thinking and pursuit of
study is still unchecked and, in fact,
The students and professors at
Missouri University have taken up
dancing for exercise. The repertoire
of the class include the Dance of the
Hottentots, the Buffalo Bill, and the
Gymnastic Schottish. The Russian
Dance has been learned by a few only
because of its difficulties.
The Freshman-Sophomore rush at
Columbia was a tup: of war. A large
stream of water kept playing over
the middle of the rope was an in
ducement to strenuous effort in order
to avoid being pulled through the
stream and thus getting soaked.
Coach Hahn, of Whitman, is try
ing to secure a chapter of Sigma Delta
l’si at Whitman. Only high class ath
letes with good scholastic attainments
are eligible to membership.
Weber’s candy at Obak's.
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Student to wash dishes and wait on
table for board in fraternity house.
V. M. C. \. Bureau. $12.00 per
Student to wash dishes and do odd
jobs around the house, for board and
room. V M. C. A. Bureau.
Business Men 1’he Association's
Bureau has several men in need of
regular work for several hours dur
ing the week. This student help
Students Students needing and
desiring to do odd jobs, should see
the general secretary of the Associa
tion in the Book Exchange and leave
schedule of the working hours.
Wanted Students to do work
around house on Friday mornings.
SENIORS PROBE INTO
Oregon Found to Hank Low in Sup
port Given in Proportion to
An investigation into state and
federal support of Universities and
agricultural colleges has been made
by seven Seniors for thesis work in
Professor F. G. Ayer’s class in
School Administration. Their reports
i will be kept on file in the department
of education for reference and as a
basis of further investigation.
The results show extreme variation
in different states as to types of in
stitutions and methods of support.
Thus averages and generalities are
complicated by th presence of such
items as private endowment; income
from school lands; mining, normal,
military, and industrial sharing the
support or duplicating the work, sev
eral agricultural colleges in one state,
separate Universities for men and
women, and presence of competing
Statistics Are Misleading.
After a comparative study of all
the higher institutions in the country,
Lloyd Barzee and Karl Onthank con
clude that the ordinary statistical ta
bles and summaries are exceedingly
misleading. “Comparison of school sup
port can be just and fair,” they say,
“only in case the total incomes of
first class institutions are considered.”
They submit a table, showing the
manner of support in ten state uni
versities doing standard work. Five
of these states have separate agri
cultural colleges, and five have the
various colleges combined in one in
stitution. They say, that “Only one
of these states is larger than Oregon,
and but one is richer in national
wealth and resources. Nevertheless,
Oregon is giving state aid equal to
but one fourth of these average
.school Lanas Mismanaged.
Peter Crockatt and Raymond Caro,
investigating more particularly the
Oregon institutions, find that their
history is the old story of poorly
managed school lands. The constant
bickering and struggle for mainten
ance argues the appropriateness of
the millage basis of support. One of
the tables shows a striking parallel
between the property values and uni
versity support up to within the last
four years; since then the curve goes
up for taxable valuation, and down
for university support. The weary
investigators recommend a better sys
tem of reports, particularly in one of
Burleigh Cash and Herman Tschanz,
investigating the total property
values, have learned that Oregon has
given about a half less, in proportion
to its property values, than the aver
age state does to its institutions. As
the average state is far from being
standard, it follows that Oregon has
yet much to do in the way of building
and equipment appropriations.
Oregon Profs. Poorly Paid.
Chester Kronenberg, invertigating
the salaries of university professors,
reports that the salaries are not gov
erned by the size of the population of
the states or by the number of the
student body. Sixteen state institu
tions pay less than $2,000, the
amount assigned to a full professor
ship at Oregon, while 06 pay more,
the salaries ranging from $1,750 to
$0,250. One college pays as high as
o 1,250. Those paying less than $2,000
are admittedly poor, while those in
the same rank as Oregon are in the
main paying more, it is evident that
the Oregon institutions will have to
pay larger salaries to keep efficient
STl Dl’M' U I AIRS COMMITTBK
BRANTS PETITIONED DATES
1 he Student Affairs Committee
gianted the following dates yesterday
at their regular meeting:
1 ambda Rho formal dance, Friday,
March 25. Oregon Club informal
pauy. VP lard Hall, Saturday. March
1. Women's Clee Club, at Eugene
theatre. Friday, March It. Phi Delta
beta daiua for Kappa Alpha Theta.
Friday. February 2S.
Other dates granted recently in
clude Saturday, March 15, V. W. C.
\ County Fair. Senior play. Satur
day. April 5. Pan Hellenic dance,
Saturday. March 1.
Preston & Hales
Mfgrs. of all Leather Goods
PAINTS AND PAPER
Agts. Johnson’s Dyes and Wax
A. W. COOK
CLEANING, PRESSING AND
LADIES WOBIC A 8PECIALTT
4S E. 7th St. Phone Hi. Eujrean, Or*
L. C. 6MITH & BROS. TYPEWRITER
UNDERWOOD AND VISIBLE
REDUCED IN PRICE
We have on hand a few 1911
models of the machines of above
make, which we can sell for
$65.00 under our regular guar
antee of one year, on easy pay
ments, if preferred.
The price of these machines is $65.00.
What more suitable or appro
priate Christmas or New Year’s
gift could be presented to your
son or daughter? It would be
worth many times its cost for
their future education and profit.
We only have a limited num
ber of these machines on hand,
at this price, and it will be nec
essary to take advantage of this
offer at once.
L. C. SMITH & BROS. TYPEWRITER
280 Oak Street, Portland, Oregon.
COCKERLINE, ft FRALEY
Fancy and Staple Dry Goods, La
dies’ and Men’s Furnishings, Men’s
Youth’s, Children’s Clothing.
Phone orders filed promptly
Ninth and Willamette
WANTED—The Y. M. C. A. Book
Exchange want’s several second-hand
copies of Cairn’s Early English Writ
We have all the best of
STAPLE AND FANCY
At Reasonable Prices
(i. E. METCALF. 583 Willamette
llOSTON NEW AND
SECOND HAND ORE
New and Second-Hand Clothing and
Shoes Bought, Sold, and Exchanged.
Highest Prices Paid for Clothing and
Shoes. Our Store is full of Bargains
of all Kinds.
64 West Sth Street,
HAIR DRESSING PARLORS
Register Building. Telephone 648-R
Manicuring Scalp and Face Treatment
Linn Drug Go.
Prescriptions Carefully Com
Phone us your orders. We hare
our own delivery wagons. Phone 246
FURNITURE AND CARPETS
Seventh and Willamette Streets.
DRUGS, CANDIES, TOILET
ARTICLES AND SUNDRIES
688 Willamette St.
C. B. MARKS, M. D.
EYE, EAR, NOSE AND THROAT
Glasses Correctly Fitted.
201 and 202 White Temple.
Phone 123 West Eighth St.
College Ice Cream
For Particular People
Eugene Ice and
WILL G. GILSTRAP
Office at 559 Willamette street, over
Loan & Savings Bank Annex, rooms
20 and 21, Eugene, Oregon.
Koehler & Steele
Moved to F. E. Dunn & Co.
Hoy K. Terry, 10, now a member
of the Senior law class at Harvard,
has been elected to membership in
Alpha Sigma Phi.