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Sigma Delta Chi
Annual University of Oregon
Emerald Yellow Sheet Edited
by Sigma Delta Chi
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This Edition is Only Newspaper
Circulating Exclusively Among
University of Oregon Students
PUBLISHED THREE TIMES A WEEK
UNIVERSITY Of OREGON, EUGENE, THURSDAY, MAY 29, 1913.
Vol. XIV; No. 96
THREATEN TO SUE STUDENTS
Merchants Pool Accounts For Collection
WILL NOT WORK
Sam Michael, chosen unanimously,
resigns “for good of paper” declar
ing he can not work with men who
have opposed him—Field now clear.
STRONG PERSUASION ON PART
OF FACULTY HAVE DELAYED
ACTION ON PART OF RETIR
ING EMERALD MANAGER.
“Believing it to be lor the ultimate
good of the Emerald, I, Sam Michael,
hereby announce my resignation as
manager of the Emerald. Only strong
strong urging on the part of certain
members of the Faculty, who per
suaded me that to do so then would
be to act in haste, prevented me from
announcing my resignation as soon as
is was known Ithat Mr. Fowler had
been elected to the editorship.”
Mr. Michael says he was not
a supporter of the successful
“reactionary candidate in the
recent election. Before the election,
he says, an effort was made by certain
persons to force his withdrawal from
the race, and during the campaign
many things were done unjustly to in
“For these reasons,” he continues,
“I believe that Mr. Fowler and I will
be unable to work together harmoni
ously, and that the Emerald will suf
fer in consequence, I prefer to resign
rather than Ito see this happen.
To the Gentle Readers of this Scan
Realizing just three minutes before
the Emerald went to press that cer
tain magnified statements will be
printed about my resignation, I
therefore desire to say through these
columns that you should believe noth
ing what you hear and half what you
HIGH TYPE OF
“While beneath contempt in very
many ways, the Emerald-American is
above suspicion of commercialism,”
said Professor Allen yesterday. “It is
the first paper I ever saw that threw
out paid adds to make more room for
A dastardly robbery was committed
late last night at the Delta Delta
Delta lodge on Alder street. Thieves,
presumably students, gained entrance
to the back porch, stole a wedding
cake, a brick of ice cream, and num
erous other accessories of a wedding
being held inside.
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MRS. EDWARD SHOCKLEY, WIFE OF ...
GYM. INSTRUCTOR, LEAVES HUSBAND
Mrs. Edward Shockley, wife of the University assistant ath
letic director, has left her husband and gone to the home of her
parents at Hood River. Mr. and Mrs. Shockley have been mar
rid less than four months, and to all appearances their marriage
has been a very happy one. Xo reason has been given for her
departure, other than that she has started on her summer vaca
tion a few weeks ahead of her husband, who will soon join her.
In the meantime he is singing, “My wife has gone to the coun
try,” and is eating at the cafeteria.
MISS CECILE WILCOX
BRIDE-TO-BE OF UNIVERSITY ATHLETE
Independence girl who will be mar
ried to Ben Chandler during Com
mencement week. Miss Wilcox is a
member of the class of 1911, and a
member of Kappa Alpha Theta wo
man’s fraternity. Chandler is a mem
ber of Sigma Nu, graduates with
1913, and is one of the most promi
nent athletes in the University.
Well founded rumors on the campus
report the engagement of Dr. James
Duff Barnett, professor in the poli
tical science department the Uni
versity. Dr. Barnett is engaged to
fill the same position at the Univer
sity as in the past.
Women Tremble at Thought of Possible Outrage
Three Mysterious Cats Circulate Incognito at
Co*ed Affair Held in Gymnasium a Month Ago—
Dean of Women Utterly at Loss to Solve Problem
Mystery has shrouded the co-ed
April Frolic. For four long weeks,
University women have trembled in
fear. “Did three men circulate in our
midst? Was our disregard of con
ventionality witnessed by men? Have
we been exposed in our innocent
These are questions that have been
burning in the hearts of scores of
University women. Can it be ture?
The Dean of Women has worried.
She has run down every clue. She
has investigated every source. Still
Were the Disguised “Cats” Men?
Who were the three black cats?
Were they three disguised men. Di
rect charges have reached the Dean
of Women from parties outside the
University that the cats were men.
Scandal has been threatened, and
there is no proof that it is not true.
“Don’t let it get into the newspa
pers; it must not go further,” she
cautioned several weeks ago when a
reporter interviewed. She has worked
since. But still the mystery hangs
over that eventful April Frolic.
"I don’t think it could have been
three men,” Miss Guppy confides. “I
didn’t think so that night. They did
not walk like men. They sat next to
me. No, they would not speak to me,
but I don’t think they could have
"And besides, if they had been men,
they wouldn’t have left when they
did. They would have stayed to
march in line. But instead, they went
out early. I saw them go out. They
went out the regular door, too.
Boys More Daring Than Girls.
“You know boys are more daring
than girls. If they had been boys,
they would have stayed for the whole
But still the mystery remains. The
1913 April Frolic remains shrouded
in mystery.. The sense of modesty
Df every,,woman in the University re
in mystery. They might "have , been
ATER TO GIVE COBURG HIGH
SCHOOL GRADUATION SPEECH
Professor Fred C. Ayer, Head of
the Department of Education, will de
liver the commencement address
Thursday evening at the graduation
exercises of the Coburg High School.
The subject of the address will be,
Manila Cigars at Obaka.
Will make an example of prominent
college men who will not pay bills
—Attorney has papers prepared to
sue fraternity owing much money
“There is no journalist in college
game enough to write up the inside of
the recent political affair,” was the
taunt thrown out by Professor E. W.
Allen to his first year class in jour
nalism at the University a few days
ago. He spoke of the recent election
for Student Body offices. As yet no
“inside” account has appeared.
For the fourth time in three years
the class of 1914 has made Wo Sun,
a Chinese student, from Salem, one of
its officers. Sun was elected sergeanlt
at-arms by the Junior class, which
elected Senior officers for next year.
Ali Grout, of Marshfield, was chosen
president; Catherine Carson, of Sa
lem, vice-president; Cecil Sawyer, of
Brownsville, secretary; Claude Still, of
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University students have been
threatened with a law suit for the col
lection of unpaid bills. The charge is
made that many students are danger
ously short of funds as the close of
the year draws near.
The Merchants’ Protective Associ
ation of Eugene has decided to make
an example of students who run debts
that they do not pay nor expect to
pay, and who leave town leaving
them unpaid. The association pro
posed to do so by civil action if nec
essary. All the merchants have pooled
accounts, and steps to collect have al
Law Suits Are Started.
“I have already made out the pa
pers for suit against one fraternity
to collect money,” stated W. B. Jones,
of Eugene, today.
"If payment is not made,” declared
I. T. Nicklin, Secretary of the Mer
chants’ Protective Association today,
“before the first of June, we shall
start suit for collection.
"The habit of fraternity men leav
ing the city at the end of the school
year with unpaid debts, leaving others
who come back to shoulder them,
“I make no bones about telling
which the fraternity is. A number
of college men have recently been
put upon the delinquent list.
"The merchants of Eugene propose
to have each house take care of its
own debts this year. We are willing
to help the members of a fraternity
sue its own delinquent members.
When we sue a college man, the suit
(Contined on last page.)
URL ONTHMIK, EDITOR OF EMERALD.
DISAPPEARS MYSTERIOUSLY TODAY
Carl < )nthank, Editor of tin* Emerald, disappeared froiYi
Ivugcnc early this morni 11 jf. lie has not been seen since. Rumors
have spread that he is in Portland, where he has gone for the bal
ance of the week. His friends emphatically deny that he left to
escape responsibility of this issue of the Emerald.
Late reports today confirm the rumor that Mr. Onthank is
in Portland, but state that he is contemplating departure to
points in Eastern Oregon, should lie deem it advisable.