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About Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 30, 1913)
PuVlshed each Tuesday, Thursday
and Saturday of the school year, by
the Associated Students of the Uni
versity of Oregon.
Entered at the postoffice at Eu
gene as second class matter.
Subscription rates, per year, $1.00.
Single copie ’, 5c.
Assistant Editor. . .Catharine Carson
Managing Ed. . .Clarence 3rotherton
News Editor.Earl Biackaby
City Editor .Jessup Strang
Humorous .Leland Hendricks
Exchange .Lamar Tooze
Administration .Roger Moe
Dramatic .Mandell Weiss
Society .Beatrice Lilly
Raemon Fleming, Leslie Tooze,
Ray Williams, Wallace Eakin, Milton
Stoddard, Evelyn Harding, Beatrice
Locke, Elmer Martin, Blair Holcomb,
„ Business Staff.
Business Manager. . . Marsh Goodwin
Assistant Mgr. . .Anthony Jaureguy
Advertising Mgr.Dean Peterson
Circulation Mgr...Millar McGilchrist
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30.
Death is a fact that it is difficult
to comprehend until the solemnity of
it is brought home by the loss of
some one near to us. Then and only
then do we think seriously on the
mysteries of life and death and try
to draw aside for a moment the cur
tain which hangs at the exit of life’s
The death of Claude McDonald is
particularly sad. Although not quite
two weeks a freshman at Oregon, he
had already shown himself to be a
student with an earnest purpose at
the University. In student activi
ties he was identified with the
Emerald as a reporter, and had
Bhown considerable promise along
Although his stajr at Oregon was
brief, he was popular among his
classmates and with his staff asso
ciates. His loss is sincerely mourn
SANITATION VS. SAFETY.
The accident that occurred last
Friday afternoon 1b deeply to be re
gretted, but Is one of thone things,
absolutely uuforsoen, which could
not possibly luye been guarded
against. No one is to blame, no one
can feel that he Is In any way re
sponsible for the death of Claude
A wet shower floor, made doubly
slippery by a coat of waterproof
paint applied during the summer,
was the sole cause of the fall which
resulted so fatally. The floor was
so waterproofed as a sanitary meas
ure, and with the best of intentions.
But now that the real danger ex
isting in such an Improvement has
been manifested In so startling a
manner, the question arises whether
the elimination of a possible source
of disease is even equal to the over
present danger of a repetition of
Friday's misfortune. Such a danger
Is present not only In the Men's
gymnasium but in the women's as
well, and other accidents of a similar
nature but having less serious con
sequences have come to light since
the past week end.
University authorities have dis
played an interest In these facts that
Is highly commendable. It has not,
yet been definitely decided as to what
method will be taken of bringing the
shower floors to a point of safety,
but one thing is assured and that Is
that they will not long be left In their
.The Emerald wishes to give its
unqualified support to the proposed
change,, whether It be a roughening
<of» the° floor or the “uW’of • rubber
mats. The death of Claude McDon
ald was unprevent able,' .but a .dis
regard of the*conditions which Vuus
ed that death could not be classified
as mere neglect.
THK WORK OK THK WOMKX.
While thin referendum wrangle
continues to tie up appropriations
and keep the University of Oregon
in its present cramped condition, it
is indeed gratifying to note the ef
forts being made by the women of
the University to improve their own
The erection of the Y. W. C. A.
bungalow which was opened this
afternoon, was the resuit of several
years of careful planning and man
agement. The completed building is
an attractive addition to the cam
pus, and is entirely adequate for ift
purpose, that of providing a meetin'g
place and office for the Young
Women’s Christian Association.
However, the bungalow fills but
one need, while those of the Uni
versity women are manifold. There
are not sufficient places available in
which to hold assemblies of their
various organizations; the Dean of
Women has not now a suitable of
fice; the Women’s Gymnasium is de
plorably overcrowded, and the for
mer rest room in this building of
late has had to be utilized as a class
And so the women students of the
University, amalgamated and unified
by formation into the “Women’s
League,” are now taking definite
steps toward relieving this situa
The Women’s League purposes to
pay for and maintain near the cam
pus a Women's Building which will
contain a main hall or auditorium
where meetings can be conducted,
rest and reading rooms, a kitchen,
and a dining hall. In this building,
also will be placed convenient offices
for the Dean of Women and the Wo
men’s Physical Director. A large
gymnasium and more shower baths
in the new Women’s Building will re
place the limited facilities of the
ancient little brick edifice now hous
ing the department of Physical In
struction for Women.
The funds necessary for construct
ing the projected Women's Building
will be raised entirely by the women
students. Donations of land and
money are expected, and some have
already been reecived by the trustees
of the Women’s League, but it is un
derstood that the greater part of the
money will result fro mthe ingenious
efforts of the college women. At any
rate, there will be no requests for
appropriations for this end from the
However, the members of Women’s
clubs of the state are graciously giv
ing their help and are showing a
keen interest in the proposed build
ing. At the meeting at Hood Uiver,
in the near future, of the State Fed
eration of Women's Clubs, plans are
to bo perfected for the united sup
port of the project by all of the Wo
With this consistent support
forthcoming and by means of their
own indefatigable efforts, the women
of the University,,of Oregon may feel
assured of the consummation of their
hopes for a building constructed for
and devoted to their own needs.
DORM FRESHMEN RUN RACE
Laggards Get Ducking in Pond
as Reward of Justice
Tho annual Freshmen's race of
the Dormitory men was run last Fri
day evening at ti:45, with thirteen
According to the rules, the runners
take the most direct course from
the dormitory to the Mill Race, with
the five finishling the race subject
to a ducking. The five unfortunates
this year were Paul Chesbro, Loren
Roberts, Paul Norcross, Elmer
llento, and Delbert Eastwood. Six
or seven freshmen who were acci
dentally or otherwise absent from the
proceediiugs will run a race of their
own later, against time, which is that
made by the winner of the first race.
Officials of tho race were: Al.
Davies, Dal King, starter and ref
eree: Clarauce> Hrotherton, Hud Ri
an, Ray Williams and Sam Lyons,
judges; Clarence Hrotherton. Hud
Ryan, Dal. King and Sam Lyons, ex
ecutors of judgement.
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:• I»r. .\V. M.
, so Ore t ary to
i> has been ap
born .as•secretary of the student af
fairs, oommfttee. Beca'use of his
public service work in Salem Pro
fessor Dearborn is not able to con
tinue his work on this committee.
Walter John Kirk, 'lti, has re
turned from Salem and has entered
EMEr.ALD ISSUES FIRST
Close to Ten Thousand Copies
Distributed at State and
The first stereotyped Emerald in
the history of the University was
issued last Thursday as a special Fair
edition to be distributed at the Sa
lem state and Lane county fairs,
in addition to being put out on a
cylinder press, the Thursday issue
holds what is believed to be the
record for size, both as to circula
tion and actual size of the paper.
Ten thousand copies were run off
as contrasted to the usual 1100
which forms the regular circulation.
Instead of the regular six colum di
mension, spven columns were used
and the length of the sheet was in
creased to standard size to balance
up the addition in width. The ed
ition comprised eight pages instead
of four, the number regularly used.
The mats which were used in the
stereotyping have been*turned over
to the printers and will be presented
to the Journalism department of the
ASSEMBLY IS GIVEN
OVER TO RALLY
Students to Gather for General
Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock
in Villard hall the regular assembly
will be turned into a big student
body rally, primarily for football, al
though there will be speakers cn al!
branches of student body activities.
Yell Leader Harold Young will aid
in the enthusiasm by calling for some
good rousing yells, and the Glee Club
will sing the Varsity songs. It is
reported that some of the Senior men
have some stunts which they will at
tempt to “pull off.” Vernon Motsch
enbacher, president of the student
body, will preside and speeches will
be heard from the following:
Harold Young, on the trip to Cor
vallis; Hugo Bezdek, on football;
William Hayward, track; Dean Walk
er, finances; Robert Bradshaw; foot
ball; Carl Fenton, baseball; Henry
Fowler, Emerald; Delbert Stannard,
Glee Club; Dal King, debate, and Be
hind Hfendrleks, Oregana.
It is planned to make this a boost
er meeting in order to create an in
creased enthuisasm in all student
body activities. The library and all
class rooms will be closed, and the
meeting will begin promptly at 10
Freshmen—Acquaintance party at
tlie Delta Delta Delta house Friday
evening, October 3.
Y. M. C. A.—Meeting in Dr.
Schmidt’s room at 7 p. m. Thursday.
l.aureau Meeting in Dr. Schmidt's
room at 7:15 this evening.
Football—Underclass Mix and
Alumni game Saturday, October 4.
Assembly—Special rooting prac
tice at the regular 10 o’clock assem
Women’s League—Will meet in
Dr. Straub's room, Wednesday, Octo
ber l, at 4 p. m.
Y. W. C. A.—Cabinet meeting
Wednesday at 4 p. m., Bungalow.
Girls’ Glee Club—Tryouts in Vil
lard Hall, Wednesday, at 5 p. m.
Triple A—Will meet in Dr.
Schmidt's room, Wednesday at 4
Eutopian Society—Meeting at 7
o'clock tonight. Lambda Hho house.
Junior Class—Meeting in Dr.
Schmidt's room at 7 o’clock tonight.
Women's league—Informal tea
has been postponed until Wednesday,
Cecil Cobb and Beverly Clark, who
are attending O. A. C., spent the
week-end at the Kappa Sigma house.
Klton Tocke. a former student of
Ueed college, who is entering the
University as a Junior, is a Phi Gam
ma Delta pledge.
Mr. and Mrs. Black are the guests
of their son, John Black, at the Phi
Gauma Delta house this week.
Reverend McCullock is visiting his
son Howard McCullock at the Beta
Theta Phi House.
Bean, President of Board, Has
Written Defense of tho
R. S. bean, president of the beard
of Regents, favors the passage cf the
appropriation in favor of the Univer
sity, which has been put up to the
popular vote by the action of the
referendum. He writes:
“Inasmuch as a referendum has
been called on the building and bet
terment fund granted the University
of Oregon by the last legislature,
and the people are now asked to de
cide whether or not the money shall
be available, we, the members of the
Board of Regents of the University,
feel it our duty as guardians of this
state educational institution to make
a statement to the people as to the
needs of their University.
“As all know, the University is a
part of the public school system;
free to all, and supported by the tax
payers of the state. It is free alike
to rich and poor, and any young
man or woman who desires can earn
or help earn his way through the in
stitution, as 60 per cent of the stu
dents now in attendance are doing.
It is our duty to acquaint the people
with the needs of the school, and it
is our responsibility to determine the
way in which funds provided shall be
“Previous to the last session of the
legislature, the Board of Regents met
and we unanimously resolved to ask
the legislature for enough funds to
erect one building for the University
and make repairs and alterations to
others. This request was embodied
in two bills, one for $100,000, the
other for $7 5,000. The request was
granted almost unanimously by the
legislature, and the money would
now be available but for the referen
dum which has brought about this
“The University of Oregon has Sev
eral groups of good buildings, but
since the last one was erected, about
six years ago, the attendance has
practically doubled and the demand
for class room will make it necessary
to use tents or tamporary frame
buildings. At present two and three
instructors are compelled to use one
recitation room, and basements and
hallways have been utilized to the
utmost. It is impossible to make
room for certain work that should be
done, and the problem is becoming
more and more difficult as the stu
dent body increases, which is in pro
portion to the rapid growth of the
“The need, however, for a new
building and additions to others has
not been questioned even by those
who are opposed to the University,
and therefore needs no argument, j
But the responsibility upon the Re-!
gents in caring for the growth of the
institution was a serious one, and in
our recommendations to the legisla
ture we were criticised for not asking
for two buildings instead of one. It
will be remembered that money for
two buildings had been appropriated
by the legislature of 1911, but the
same man who has called this refer
endum called a referendum upon
these buildings and succeeded in
holding up the funds.
"in asking for this comparatively
small appropriation, we hoped that
we could avoid another referendum.
Rather than ask for all that was
needed, we felt keenly the responsi
bility for keeping the doors of the
University open for our young men
and women, and did not believe that
any one would undertake to further
Walter Bailey, ’ll, will return this
spring from a two years stay in the
Phillipines, where he has been
Thai! Wentworth, ’13. is attend
ing classes at the Oregon Law School
in Portland. “ 00
For the blues a massage at Marx's
A first class chef has been secured
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Make yourself- presentable. Get a
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1 Watch for “New Varsity Confec
handicap the institution by holding
up an appropriation as imperative as
this. But we find now that the Uni
versity is again attacked and that un- j
less the people stand by taeir Uni- \
vers'ity its work is sure to be seri-!
“We wish to make one further j
statement to the people of Oregon.;
The cost to the taxpayers of Oregon !
per student for the year 1912 was;
$180, which is much lower than that
in most institutions. It is our pur
pose to keep this cost at the lowest
possible point consistent with effi
ciency. But the state is growing
and the students are increasing in
numbers, the present buildings are
overtaxed, and unless we can have
funds to provide more room, the time
is close at hand when we must turn
some of our young men and women
away. In fact, we are virtually do
ing this now, for the schools of
Washington and California have now
enrolled Oregon students running
into the hundreds.
“The legislature of 1913 took the
important constructive step of pass
ing a millage tax bill for both the
University and the Agricultural col
lege, which will go into effect in
1915 and automatically provide for
the support of the two institutions
thereafter without further participa
tion in politics. Meanwhile, we urge
upon the voters of the state the
pressing need of the building and
improvements asked for, and re
spectfully request your support at
R. S. BEAN,
President of the Board of Regents.
Lunches for University
Students a Specialty
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