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STAFF OF THE SIGMA DELTA CHI EMERALD
Chief Scandal Collector.Fen Waite
Obituary Column.Don Rice
Receiver of Comebacks ..Clarence Ash
Political Advisor.Henry Fowler
Rotten Stories.Tom Boylen
“For the Ultimate Good”.
Pres. Campbell’s Representative .-.
Printers Devil .Frank Allen
Any Old Thing.Dutch Young
Policy Pusher .Arthur Geary
Society .President Campbell
Big Squeeze.Professor Allen
Grabber of Filthy Lucre.—.
Keep Your Shirt On—
It’s All For Fun Anyway
There is no sting of bitterness in this issue. It is written entirely
in a spirit of good nature ’, and must be read that way. Sigma Delta
Chi, a journalistic fraternity, seeks to offer an imitation of New York
yellow journalism. Next year, perhaps, it may offer something less
lurid—for instance, the style of a London paper. In this issue we
have stories that might be mis-interpreted off the campus. No copy
of this edition has been mailed away from the campus. We ask that
the students observe this precaution as far as possible.
There are Oregon students—not a large number, but too many—
who seem deliberately to avoid paying accounts which they have
run with Eugene merchants. Whether they elude their creditors by
leaving college in the Spring without paying their bills, by changing
rooming places, by giving fictitious addresses, or by whatever sim
ilar tactics, their practice amounts simply to theft. The college man
who gets a suit of clothes on credit and then dodges the bill, is as
much a thief as though lie broke into the store at night. Mere quan
tity of daylight does not affect the criminality of the act.
Eugene tradespeople are very libeial in extending credit to stu
dents,—perhaps too liberal, for easy credit often means running up
larger bills than one student can well afford. But however this may
be, to abuse their good nature and confidence is small indeed.
There are,students who honestly cannot pay, and who just as
honestly intend to, and will do so as soon as it is possible. I his is
(lie situation with not a few who are working their own way through
college. Hut this is also the type in which the merchants have the
most confidence. It is the man who gets a large remittance from home
each month and who promptly squanders it, who never has his bills
paid, who owes every one in town at the end of the year, and who
gets his name on the merchants' black list before the end of his col
lege career, lie is also the man who early gets in the habit of con
tracting debts which lie has no intention of paying, and who usually
winds up a fugitive from justice, or a convicted criminal.
This is the type of man whom the Merchants’ Protective Associa
tion is looking for. The University fortunately has few of them.
It will be much better off with none.
It is one thing to try to be funnv and tease a good natured girl
a little just because she is a girl, and ?t is altogether another thing to
violate her right to be let alone and left alone when she really wants
to be. Gentlemen are capable of respecting the wishes of gentle
women. Other “men” are not wanted on the Oregon campus. But
here is a situation.
For nearly a month past University girls have been trying to play
a game of baseball and have made it distinctly known that they did
not want men present. Whether they were prompted by modesty,
or "just because" they wanted to play the game themselves, is im
material. The fact that they want the men to stay away should be
sufficient to find occupation elsewhere for every man.
Now whether or not these girls play their game, it should be
distinctly understood among Oregon men. Oregon gentlemen, if you
please, that whenever they want to be left alone, they will be left
Paste this in your hat and think it over. There is always a point
where humor ends; thoughtlessness does not excuse; Oregon men
are gentlemen always, and most of all in their attitude toward the
women of the University.
And now remember it. when "the boys” want you to help pull
off some roughneck stunt as a "joke" on the girls of the University.
The presumption is that you left your childish irresponsibility behind
when you entered the University.
It is to be regretted if you have not.
FUAT MEN MUST FAY
BILLS BEFORE LEAVING j
Continued from first page.
involves his father.
Students Can't Jump Debts.
“And there is one thing further,”
continued Mr. Nicklin. "Some of the
University students who do not pay
debts before leavirg town are going
to have trouble in getting out of
Eugene merchants are virtually
unanimous in the action to eliminate
the dead head students from their ac
counts. Heretofore they have hes
itated to take action against student*
for fear of gaining ill will. They
claim, however, that after a student
has run a certain amount of bills
with one merchant he will go else
where to run his account.
"We have accounts two and three
years old by students who cannot and
do not intend to pay," declared ane
Eugene merchant today, discussing
the proposed action.
“Among these are students who are
known as the most prominent and
most popular men upon the campus.
Two of the fraternities are head over
heels in debt. Some of the students
owe practically every firm in town.
We propose to make examples of
these dead-heads, that credit may be
easier for others who can pay."
Reports from Salem tell of tiling of
University referendum petitions.
Any replies which the “kick" editor
accepts will be published Saturday.
Havana Cigar Houae, next door to
HOLY SMOKE—LOOK WHAT WE ARE COMING TO!
Oregon Boot Writes Baseball:
’Twas Some Game Yesterday, Too
The Boot takes pardonable pride in
printing in this issue, for the first
time in any publication, several ac
tion pictures of yesterday’s Fiji
Avava game. They were secured by
the staff photographer at great ex
pense and under a galling fire, and
are recognized by authorities as the
acme of journalistic art.
Here we have Joe1
Jones sliding home for
the first tally of the
^ game. Note the strain
ed, eager look in the
eyes of Catcher Nut
Rolfe. as he reaches for
the ball, which is bounding merrily
in left field.
And here we have Pitcher
Buck Bigbee in caracteristic
pose—the wind-up of his
“Salome ball”—nothing on
it. Every detail is complete
—even to the complacent
quid of Heidsieck in his left cheek.
While here we have the chef-d’oever
or tne day—isnowDaii
Fisher’s curtain raising
catch up by the tennis
couirt in the second
paean. Note Mr.
Tuerck’s Mexican inter
vention tactics. and
Catcher Gray, well in the rear. A
close observer will see the ball de
scending in the proximity of the fore
POETRY FOR WOMEN
By Hella Spieler Billcox
Poem of Passion.
Sweetheart, had you told me sooner
That you loved me, heart and soul,
I would not have drunk that schooner,
Nor have touched that flowing bowl.
But your soul from mine abstaining,
Filled my being full of pain—
When at Springfield’s bar remaining,
Thoughts of you brought tears like
Maudlin, oft your name I murmered,
Praising you with fairest word;
You were deaf to my entreaties,
Not a syllable you heard.
Lovely Love, your love too tardy
Will not do me any good,
Now my taste for liquor’s hardy,
Alcohol is in my blood.
So our happiness is shattered;
You encouraged me too late,
And the love I bear my toddy,
Never can be turned to hate.
To every woman, everywhere,
I, solemn, say, “Beware, beware!
Beware the furrow of the frown,
Beware the blues that cast you down!
But most of all, beware the paint;
Beware to make brows black that
Beware the ripples of such curls
As dampness spitefully unfurls!
Beware the witchery of such curves
As nature’s felt no one deserves;
Beware the finger with too rosy tip,
’Ware rubber-set pearls ’neath cherry
Beware all things that may be worn—
And taken off—, to leave forlorn
A maiden who can only mourn.
“Beware de wear; beware de worn-”
By Hella Spieler Billcox
Beans—May be cooked in three dif
ferent ways, “Graced,” “bobbed,” or
“hauled." Wash, sack and boil, then
bake for three hours and, according to
which style you prefer, add Worces
tershire sauce, poison oak remedy,
Cake—An excellent new recipe,
very much in vogue at present, is
called “Sherwood-Cake.” Stir to
gether one moonlight canoe trip, one
Gretehen, one Ralph, a liberal dash of
romance, and a heaping teaspoonful
of congeniality, and garnish with a
Fiji pin when done.
Turk (Brown)—Take one large fine
Turk, preferably with a healthy left
wing. Stuff with an “e” an a "c” and
bring to a nice Brown. Carve care
Fish and Rice—A new dish which is
proving very popular at the Chi Ome
ga house. Take equal quantities of
Rice and Fish, cook nicely and ar
range on platter, with Fish surround
ing Rice or Rice surrounding Fish, ac
cording to taste.
Wines—There is a new vintage
called the “Clara,” which is having a
remarkable run of popularity on ac
count of its complete and perfect de
liciousness and rare flavor.
Dear Mrs. Billcox, I have long de
sired to become an actress and feel
that I can wait no longer to set out
on my career. Will you please let me
known where a person would go to
reach the big managers? Also, what
train do you think it would f 2 best for
me to take?
Ans.—I cannot publish the names
of such managers, but I will be glad
to send you some circulars if you wish
that will give you all the necessary
information about reaching these peo
ple and getting work. Since you are
young, and innocent too, I should like
you to take the name of a friend of
mine there, who is in the employ of
the Traveler’s Safety bureau.
• • •
BELLA SPEILER BILCOX
PERSONAL ADVICE TO WOMEN
Coats will not be worn any longer
this Summer; as a rule, for 7 a. m. to
11:30 p. m.
* * *
Straw hats for men will be worn
on the head except in windy weather,
when they should be worn in the hand.
* * *
Nothing is more appropriate for
the water than a baithing suit.
* * *
Girls, among the younger set espe
cially, will be worn on the arm.
* * *
Many girls who don’t believe in I
spangles will nevertheless be seen in
* * *
The new “sneak shoes” are finding
great popularity, especially among
the shorter girls, as they serve to
accentuate their petite stature.
« * *
The popularity of the LaSalle collar
is assured for the Summer, since such
unquestioned fashion-leaders as the
Misses Dolly Gray, Hallie Grady, and
Boysina Fenton have take them up.
Queries and Answers.
Fanny Waite—Since you have asked
me I will tell you frankly what I
think about secret engagements. Of
course, I realize that it is a delicate
subject, but it seems to me, dear girl,
that you are making a great mistake
in not announcing your engagement,
if your only reason is tWat you are
afraid that it will never reach the
matrimonial stage. If you fear that,
you are probably the only one who
* * *
Owen—I think you are very brave
to write to me when you know that
men as a rule do not consult my page.
My heart bleeds for you! To think
that they call you “Baby Doll,” when
they could easily see, were they not
so blind, how sensitive you are and
how such thrusts hurt you.
Hawlina Bean—“It seems that your
natural unselfishness would tell you
that forty-five minutes is too long to
hold conversation over the telephone,
even if there were no rules of eti
quette prescribing a time limit. The
best people never talk more than
three minutes over the telephone,
even if they are engaged. A formula
for such conversation now in vogue
among the young girls of the smart
set, consists of the word “yes” repeat
ed three times at the correct interval.
You have had your three, Hawlina,
now give your sisters a chance.”
* * *
Maurina Turpenning—“If you real
ly are convinced that all three of the
young men you mention are hopeless
ly in love with you, perhaps the wisest
and kindest thing you could do, is to
simply drop all three of them with
characteristic impartiality and fair
ness and choose another outright. In
another column I am publishing a
list of the eligible young men in the
University and will be able to furnish
particulars about any one of them, if
you will send me a stamped and self
• * •
Willing Maiden—“Do not be dis
heartened, Litte One, I am sure you
will win out in the end, even though
the search for a soul-mate at times
seems hopeless and the outlook dark.”
• * *
Donna Pague—“You say that you
are worried Cheer up, I have seen
many cases similar to yours, and I
have never yet seen one last. I have
every hope for your ultimate escape.”
• * •
Wilma Heusner—“Yes, the things
they are saying about you and your
sweetheart are really believed by
many. They wisely quote, ‘He who
runs may read what is an old story to
every lamppost on Thirteenth street,’
and as yet there has come forth none
who dare deny.”
• * •
Nortonia Cowden—“No, dear, I can
not understand it any more than you
can. It seems to me that you are a
very sweet girl, and well fitted to be
come the wife of any man, no matter
how superior he may consider him
Coy Feminine—“So you want to
know whether you should go to the
Rex on Mondays and Tuesdays or not.
All I can say here is that if you are
sure that your escort is a pure mind
ed young person, it will be all right,
otherwise perhaps it would be the
wiser part to absent yourself.”
* * *
Innocuously Innocent—“Sh’, the word
“spoon” is a vulgar one and is never
mentioned in the best families, Gwen
dolyn. The practice is one which I,
personally, would not venture to con
demn, but could you not find a more
delicate word to express it, if you
must speak of it? Personally, I be
lieve, .that I should keep it dark.”
* * * „
Ralfina Cake—“I cannot say too
much against the pernicious habit of
canoeing late at night. Really, my
dear, it is attended by all sorts of
contingent evils, chief of which is the
monstrous one of being seen by other
rule-smashers, who will invariably tell
on you in the vain endeavor to make
themselves appear less, liable.”
* * *
Edna Bailey—“My dear little girl,
you are right in your contention that
those of the opposite sex should not
be admitted to your athletic games
and contests. Reserve your maidenly
modesty at all costs.”
* * *
Puzzled—“By all means accept the
Tri Delta bid. I believe you were
made for the bunch and can make no
* * *
Leona Spec—“Beauty unadorned is
most adorned.” Besides, it is not con
sidered good taste for a young girl
under 18, especially if she has not
made her debut, to wear diamonds.
“Uncles” will probably reward you
richly for your good taste in discard
* * *
Roberta Prosser—“A cold plunge is
an invaluable remedy for the malady
of which you speak. There is no
treatment so effectual for reducing
adipose tissue in the cranial regions.”
* * *
Hallie Warner—“Aesthetic dancing
classes have been organized of late
years to cultivate just such talents as
* * *
Johanna—“Some prefer the pow
dered toilet soaps, such as ‘Dutch
Cleanser,’ but I should rather recom
ment something of another national
ity—shall we say Parisian—like ‘Bon
Ami’? It cleanses the skin thor
oughly and ought to give your cheeks
a sweet, healthy glow.”
* * *
Tessie Kronenberg—“So you want
a design for a gown for the alumni
ball? A pale pink chiffon, full-gath
ered, ankle-length skirt, with the
dainty bodice trimmed with tiny pink
and blue rosebuds would be charming.
Be careful not to have it cut extreme
decollette, as that might make you
look too matronly.”
* * *
Josie—“A brunette would suit your
Titian beauty perfectly.”
* * *
Hermina 0.—“Certainly, you can
not expect people to refrain from
thinking- and even saying that you
are engaged, or ought to be, if you al
low yourself to be caught holding
hands with a certain young person.”
* * *
Donna Rice—“Your queries about a
certain book must remain unanswered,
as I can figure out no way to answer
it that wouldn’t be an advertisement.”
* * *
“Therese, there is a point upon which
you have long needed motherly advice.
Do you not realize that when the girls
hear you tell your young man that
you do not wish to go to the movies
or other thronged places that they di
vine, by intuition and experience, your
reasons for wishing to be alone?
The very statement brings before
their eyes the picture of a shady nook
somewhere, or the edge of the board
walk on a dark night, or even a com
fortable fence on a back street. In
short, don’t say that you don’t want
to go to the ‘movies’ in publie. It
is a dead give away and we are all