Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920, January 06, 1914, Image 1

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Meeting of Higher Curricula
Board at Portland Results in
Far-Reaching Plans for Uni
versity. , ,
The courses in chemical and elec
trical engineering will be eliminated
from the curricula of the University
of Oregon, removed to the Oregon
Agricultural College, and the course
in civil engineering at the Agricul
tural College will be eliminated there
and removed to the University, is the
■decision of the Board of Higher Cur
ricula. The board pased a resolution
providing for the above change on
Saturday, December 20, after mak
ing an exhaustive investigation and
hearing the arguments for both sides
of the question. President Camp
bell and others connected with the
University, although disappointed at
the loss of the electrical engineering
course, see in it a sound basis for in
creasing the efficiency and greatness
of the University.
Definite action will be taken by
the board at a meeting to be held
Saturday, February 7. The question
involving the transfer of the courses
in fine arts, including architecture,
economics, higher commerce, music
and education from the agriculture
college to the University was referred
to a meeting between the board and
the Presi'i0"*0 of eacu institution.
Future Plans Are Announced.
In regard to the future plans of
the University President Campbell
states that, “it is the intention to go
toward a five-year course and place
the University Sell . 1 of engineering
on the same basis as the Massachu
setts Institute of Technology or some
of the strongest eastern Universities.”
He states that the University pro
poses to set a higher standard for its
civil engineering degree. “We will
probably be ready to announce the
five-year course next year, though
we will carry men now registered,
through on the same basis. We shall
be able to concentrate all the money
allotted for the branches in engineer
ing upon the one school, and will
make it the strongest on the coast.”
To hqii!|> Laboratories.
Part of the plan as announced by
President Campbell is to equip la
boratories for the courses in hydrau
lics, railroad engineering, sanitary
engineering, general surveying and
structural engineering. If the plans
are carried out as expected the fac
ulty will be increased.
Besides making the civil engineer
ing course more efficient, those in
charge expect to establish a com
merce school at the University. So
far, no other University on the coast
has a school of this nature. In speak
ing of the proposed commerce course
President Campbell says that it will
be more than a business ‘college
course. ‘‘The business men of Port
land and -our larger cities have ex-|
pressed a demand for an education'
which will fit a man to go directly
into business—not as clerks, but as
factors in the business itself.”
The reasons for the action of the
Board of Higher Curricula have not,
as yet, been officially given out. Ac
cording to J. R. Wilson, president of
the board, they will be set forth in
the board’s report to the Governor,
to be rha^e some time before the
meeting of the Legislature in Janu
ary, 1915.
The personnel of the board is: Dr.
J. R. Wilson, Portland; A. G. Beals,
Tillamcok; O. P. Coshow, Roseburg;
D. C. ,T. Smith, Pendleton, and Jo
seph E. Hedges, Oregon City.
The Dormitory Orchestra will give
a concert Friday eve between the
hours of nine and eleven o’clock at
‘‘The Varsity.”
According to the authorities of the
University of Wisconsin, $20,000
worth of alcoholic drinks are con
sumed by the students of that insti
tution each year.
Hair Growing Preparations Find
Ready Sale to Ambitious
o (By Lee Hendricks)
Like lightning stroke or thunder
craclie before our gaze the seniors
flache. each wearing on his lip a
dache of hairs, long as a flea's eye
lache. No more will razor scrape
and slache the spot where sprouts
the young moustache; ’Twill save the
seniors much good cache, and cause
the barbers’ teeth to gnache. And
yet methinks the move is rache, for
with the fair sex they must clache;
and straggling fuzz as pale as ache
don't help a man to make a mache.
But lest in waters cold I splache, I’ll
write no more poetic hache.
Freshmen girls at the University
of Wisconsin are wearing green but
tons as a distinguishing mark.
Quartet and Orchestra Furnish
Music at Men’s Resort
in Portland
Five hundred homeless, lonely men
in Portland Christmas had Christ
mas cheer because the University of
Oregon entertained at the Men’s Re
The program that was'arranged
consisted of selections by the Dorm
club orchestra and songs by the
Alumni quartet. The four members
of the quartet were Francis Curtis,
a teacher at the Eugene high-school;
Homer Maris, a teacher at the La
Grande high school; Raphael Geisler,
a teacher at the Baker High school,
and Carlyle Geisler, w-lio is a Junior
in the University.
The men who attended were most
ly »habmiy dressed, unshaven, with
out work, and homeless. But they
responded enthusiastically to the fa
miliar songs sung by the quartet and
played by the orchestra. According
to several University men who were
present, it was one of the most en
thusiastic audiences that they had
ever performed for.
“The Man in the Crowd’’ to Be His
Hon. R. A. Booth, of Eugene, who
recently at the request of his friends
decided to run for United States sen
ator from Oregon, is the next Y. M.
C. A. speaker in the “College Life”
series. His subject will be “The
Man in the Crowd.” This is the first
meeting in the new year and the
meeting will be as usual in Deady
Hall from 7 o’clock to 8.
Mr. Booth has spoken several times
to the men at these meetings and his
talks have been increasingly popular
each time.
College Men Defeated in Basketball
Game With High School.
A deputation of seven college men
from the O. A. C., Willamette, Mc
Minneville College and U. of O. visit
ed Woodburn Friday, Saturday and
Sunday of last week and conducted
Y. M. C. A. meetings, mixed with the
young people and played the Wood
burn High School team a game of
They were defeated in the ball
game. Charles Koyl was the repre
sentative from the University of Ore
' gon.
Class Hour Committee Arranges Uro
gram two Months Ahead.
With the annual class hour over
two months off, ^lie Sophomore com
mittee is already making tentative
plans for the event. Weekly meetings
will be held and all plans definitely
decided upon before examinations.
Rehearsals will be held immediately
after the opening of the second se
The committee consists of: Mau
| rice Hyde, chairman; Mandell Weiss,
Mildred Gerig, Ralph Allen, Kather
! ine Watson, Ray Gorman, Jeannette
Wheatley, Frank Lewis, De Etta
Ingham, Henry Trowbridge, Gavin
Dyott, Beatrice Locke, Merlin Batley,
Myrtle Kem, Bertha Kincaid, and
Bernice Ely.
Radical Innovations Generally
Denounced But “Hesitation”
and Kindred Steps Approved.
Miss-Guppy’s Opinion Yet.
Will the University of Oregon men
and women depart from their long
established custom of dancing
straight waltz-two step, waltz-two
step, with once in a while a stray
three step thrown in as has been
usual at the varsity dances, or is it
possible that the custom may be dis
regarded, and some of the more mod
ern dances be introduced among the
disciples of Terpsichore?
The men and women of Oregon, if
a conclusion is to be drawn from the
opinions expressed by a number of
students who were interviewed by an
Emerald representative, are in favor
of such a move, either avowedly, or
with slight qualifications as to how
such dances should be executed. Al
most without an exception, however,
the students who were seen on the
subject expressed themselves as ab
solutely opposed to anything of the
rag variety. As one co-ed remarked,
Tango and Hag- Contused.
“It seems to me that if they dance
the real Tango, there cannot possibly
be any harm in it. But if it were
mixed with the rag, I don’t think it
would bfe the right thing to do.”
The idea of the faculty on the
question, as far as could be ascertain
ed, is inclined toward the other side.
While not absolutely condemning the
innovations under discussion, the ob
jection is made against a too radical
President P. L. Campbell, when
asked concerning his ideas on the
subject as indicative of the general
attitude taken lay the Oregon faculty,
said, in brief, “In the same way that
the women of the University have
always remained on the side of safe
ty in college affairs, as exemplified
in the practise of remaining silent at
athletic contests, as long as a mat
ter is at all in question, it is better
to stay on the safe side. Such con
servatism remains a distinction that
is rather valuable in an institution of
this kind. I believe it is better to err
on the side of safety in regard to a
doubtful, innovation. While the fac
ulty, at the present time would not
forbid such a change, we should ad
vise strongly against it.”
Opinions of Students.
As contrasted with this is the gen
eral opinion given by University un
dergraduates, of which a few are
here given:
Eleanor McClaine: “The more
conservative steps in the Tango and
the Hesitation would he all right, but
we haven’t room for the fancier va
rieties. I’m certainly in favor of it
Bob Bradshaw: “I really don’t
know anything about these new
dances myself, but lots of people do
know them, and if they enjoy them
selves, let them go ahead.”
Wallace Benson: “I think they are
all right and would like to see them
introduced. Some of the steps in the
Tango and the Hesitation are very
pretty, and their novetly and popu
larity should justify their adoption in
college circles.”
Ellice Shearer: “I don’t know
anything about it. You can’t quote
Don Rice: “As much as I’ve seen
looks all right to me, but of course,
I’m not an expert.”
Leland Hendricks: “I think the
scheme is highly advisable, but hard
ly feasible. I am really deeply shock
ed at the eccentricities of these mod
ern dances, but I believe in allowing
the young people to enjoy them
Vernon Motschenbacher: “From
what I’ve seen, there is nothing at
all questionable in either the .Tango
or the Hesitation. The objectiona
ble features of the rag are eliminat
ed. There is the question, however,
as to what such a change might lead
(Continued on Page four.)
JAN. 16
schedule still undecided
Tentative List of Dates Gives
Eight Conference Games at
Eugene. Silvei'ton Contest Has
Been Postponed.
The basketball game which was to
have been played next Saturday night
with the Silverton Commercial club
team has been postponed by gradu
ate-manager Walker on account of
the various other college functions
which will take place on this .date or
close to it.
“I have decided it would not be
the best thing to allow the game to be
played at this time on account of a
number of college activities which
have been allowed for that night,”
said/ Walker yesterday. "Also the
team is not sufficiently along in
practice to put up a good game.
"Owing to the breaking in of the
Christmas holidays and the large
amount of material which has turned
out this year 1 thought that it would
be the best thing to postpone the first
game to permit the contestants for
places on the team a longer time to
get into shape.
Turnout Encouraging.
“The amount and quality of ma
terial which has turned out this year
for the team is the best 1 have even
seen,” said the manager. “In my
freshman year it was late before our
present gymnasium was completed
and the turnout was not very good.
Ever since it seems that several play
ers have had it so far over any of the
others that the aspirants for the team
have devoted themselves to some
other branch of athletics. Hut this
year owing to various vacancies and
a great increase in material that is
good the turnout is exceptionally
“The first game that wul be played
will be with Washington State col
lege on January 11>. Following is
the schedule as arranged for the
season. Several tentative changes
have been made in the dates for the
Oregon-O. A. C. games but they will
probably be played as printed here.
Jan. 1C—W. S. C. at Eugene.
Jan. 30.—Willamette at Eugene.
Feb. 7, 9, 10—Oregon at Seattle.
Feb. 16, 17, 20.— Washington at
Feb. 24, 25—0. A. C. at Eugene.
Feb. 27, 28 -Oregon at Corvallis.
March 6—Oregon at Corvallis.
March 7 O. A. C. at Eugene.
Multnomah will probably be
played somewhere between the con
ference games for practice contests
but so far no dates have been set.
IW'ott Names Teams to Meet Stan
ford and r. of W. "Spouters.”
“Work” is the slogan of the inem
h; rs of the debating teams. A large
part of the Christmas was taken up
in studying on the question of execu
tive responsibility for a national bud
get, which is the proposition for de
bate this year. Coach Prescott has
announced that Victor Morris and
Fred Hardesty will uphold the affirm
ative against Stanford at home, and
Dal King and liert Lombard will de
fend the negative against Washing
ton at Seattle.
After gathering material, briefing,
formulating arguments and doing
other preliminary work a series of
“workouts” or practice debates will
oe carried on by the two teamsVj as
to give them the actual practice in
debating. Those in charge hardly
know what to expect of the debate
teams, since they are practically com
posed of men unaccutsomed to .col
lege debating. In view of this fact,
it seems doubtful whether the previ
ous successes can be repeated again
this year.
The faculty of the I niversity of
Kentucky has organized two basket
ball teams, "The Regulars” and “The
Soph Informal Affair Postponed
From Nov. 21 Will Last
From 4 to 6
The first annual Sophomore mat
inee dance, scheduled for Friday
Nov. 21 and which was postponed
because of the death of Mrs. Mary
Campbell, will bo held in the Men's
Gymnasium Friday afternoon, from
4 to ti.
The music will he furnished by the
University orchestra of five pieces.
The committee in charge of the
event, consisting of Maurice Hyde,
Henry Trowbridge and Charles Ring
ham, announces that the gym floor
will bo put in good condition and that
every effort will be made to make
the dance a huge success. The pa
trons and patronesses for the func
tion will be: Prof, and Mrs. John F.
Rovard, Miss Ruth Guppy and Mrs.
Charles A. Gray.
Tickets fo • the dance will be
tweney-five cents
Publications and Debate Merits
to Be Examined by Special
A committee lias been appointed,
primarily in regard to student publi
cations, composed of Professors O. ■
1<\ Stafford, Edgar Allen Thurber,
Ralph Lyman, James Gilbert, Hert
Prescott and Eric Allen, and in addi
tion lias two student members, Ice
land Hendricks and Henry Fowler, to
consider the feasibility and general
plans for allowing college credits for
such student activities as work on
the college publications, and debates.
Professor Eric Allen, the chair
man of the committee, lias called the
first meeting to take place Wednes
day, January 14, at four o’clock in
the afternoon. Professor Allen states
that the committee will make its
final report to the faculty on Febru
ary 5, and urges that any one wheth
r on the committee or not, having
any suggestions, will turn them in as
early as possible.
Coal-Oil Lamps and Lamplight
ers Have Been Used
Modern methods are slowly, but
surely, replacing the'old. The coal
oil lamps, which have dimly lighted
the Stanford campus ever since the
opening of the University, are to be
replaced by new electric lights. The
Board of Trustees have authorized
this substitution.
The lights will be distributed on
1 asuen street, Alvarado How, and
along Salvatierra street as far as Ar
guello. There will be two lights at
the front of the Quad and several
more will Illuminate the county road
at the entrance to the Bastion gate.
The familiar figure of the lamp
ightcr who, in years past, has faith
fully attended to the lamps every
evening, will no longer be seen mak
ing his rounds of the campus.
The work of installing the new
electric system will be begun imme
Daily Palo Alto.
two Weeks Will Still I5e Iteijiiired
to Finish <lymnasiiini Plunge.
Again the completion of the swim
ming tank in the gymnasium of the
University has been delayed because
of the illness of the contractor, W. E.
Fields. It will be fully two weeks
before tin tank is ready for the offi
cial chrlsten'ng, although the labor
ers are at work laying the tile floor.
Hayward wants all those who in
tend to take part in the wrestling
tournament to come to his office at
four o’clock tomorrow afternoon and
sign up.
This tournament Is to take place
right away and there will be tryouts
In the different classes for men to
represent the classes in the inter
class tournament. The weights will
be so arranged that everyone can
compete. There will be weights all
the way from the lightweight at 108
pounds to the heavyweight division
at 17c and over.
Last Three Concerts in Ontario,
La Grande and Pendleton Are
Best Attended. Financial
Report Not Made as Yet.
The seventeenth annual tour of the
Glee Club which began December 26
in Hood River and ended January 3
in Pendleton, was one of the most
successful trips ever made by the
club. In every town the boys were
received with a most hearty welcome
and were treated royally during their
At Hood River the University of
Oregon Club, a local organization,
gave an informal dance after the
concert. In The Dalles a number of
the boys were entertained by Misses
Mabel and Myrtle Smith with a danc
ing party.
The club spent Sunday in Baker
and while there a double quartet
sang two selections at the Presbyte
rian church. After church Miss Ber
nice Philips entertained with a lunch
eon. v
At Boise the boys spent the day
taking in the sights, visiting the
capitol building and taking a plunge
in tlie natatorium. After the con
cert a number of the old grads gave
a banquet in the grill room of the
Owyhee Hotel.
In Caldw'ell and Ontario the boys
were highly entertained at dances,
meeting many old friends and mak
ing lots of new ones.
At Da Grande they were entertain
ed at a matinee dance, given by the
Oregon students of that city. Here
also the Commercial Club rooms
were thrown open to the boys. Pen
dleton was the last stop and the club
returned home Sunday.
The financial success was not as
great as expected, but in most of the
towns a large and enthusiastic audi
ence greeted the club. At Da Grande,
Ontario and Pendleton the largest
audiences were found.
Ten Men Entered for Intercol
legiate and International
Peace Contests
A dose contest among the aspir
ants for forensic honors is promised
if the number of those intending to
try out for tlie different oratorical
contests may be taken as a test. Al
ready over ten men have handed in
their names to Coach Prescott.
For tlie selection of a representa
tive for the International Peace Ora
torical Contest, in which the Univer
sity lias recently decided to take part,
a series ot' two tryouts will be held.
At the first tryout. Saturday, Janu
ary lit, the squad will be reduced to
six men. Then the following Friday
the final tryout will be held at which
time the University’s representative
will be chosen.
The first tryout for the Intercolle
giate contest will be held January
17, at which time the number of con
testants will be reduced to six in
number. Then on January 23 the
final tryout will be held to choose
one man to represent the University
at the Intercollegiate contest to be
held sometime in March.
The orations for the tryouts are
limited to 800 words.
Trainer Hayward wants to meet
every one who is interested in track
Wednesday afternoon at four o’clock.
This meeting is for the purpose of
outlining tlie track work for the com
ing year. He wants to develop men
who are good enough in the quarter
mile to make up a relay team to go
| down to California and compete in
The student council form of gov*
; eminent has been adopted at Nevada