Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920, January 08, 1914, Image 1

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Monthly Meeting of 1914 Class
Is Addressed by President
Campbell, Who Talks Upon
“Big Brother” Relationship.
While six or seven Senior mem
bers of the glee club softly crooned,
“Where did you get that Girl,” the
■drawing committee appointed to
make arrangements for the Senior
Lottery dance, took at random slips
of paper from two different hats,
cne containing the name of Senior
men, and the other containing the
names of Senior women. Catherine
Carson drew the men’s names, while
Willard Shaver drew women’s names
to correspond.
For the most part the decisions of
chance were looked on by the class
as impartial, but in two cases, the
men of the class intimated vocifer
ously that the hand of chance was
not entirely responsible for the pair
ing done.
President Campbell Speaks.
The drawing was held at the reg
ular meeting of the class at ten
o’clock yesterday in Dr. Schmidt’s
room in Deady Hall. Before the
business of the class took place
President Campbell gave a talk cov
ering ten or fifteen minutes in which
he emphasized the importance of the
Senior class in a big brother relation
to the rest of the Undergraduates.
“In training workmen for a trade,”
said President Campbell, “We start
him on poor material, and let him ex
periment on it until he becomes pro
ficient enough to work on material of
a better class. The state of Oregon
is the best material in the country,
and the people of the nation have
done most of their experimenting in
other sections \of the country. Cc.n
scijuently we should have the best
"Our second asset, however, is
* freedom. Besides this, the men and
women as may be exemplified by the
students here at the University are
the best. During my trip east I had
a chance tp compare the students of
Yale, Princeton and Harvard, with
those at the ^University of Oregon,
and I can truthfully say that the men
and women here are on the same
standard as those of the east and i?
° anything are a lettle better. They
;.;e a little younger in the east, but
they are not as good looking.
The speaker stated it as his opin
ion that the logical instrument for
accomplishing the best is the Uni
versity. "Ideas, entertained by peo
ple who are alive,” he said, “are the
things that make the University and
will make it grow. This means not
only the influence of the faculty on
the students, but more especially the
influence of students on students.
"The responsibility rests largely on
the Seniors as the older brothers of
the college family.
Responsibility of Seniors.
“I consider the club as the ideal
unit for effective college life. Then
with three or four seniors in each
house, the responsibility resting on
them the amount of good they
might accomplish would be consid
Later in his talk, the speaker
showed, how the class division of
the undergraduates might do much
in developing the individuals bringing
them to tbeir highest degree of effi
ciency. In closing, he asked that the
University might b? allowed to co
operate with the coming graduates in
making arrangements for the Com
mencement program.
Ben Dorris, manager of the Ore
gana,. and representing the Junior
class was admitted to the meeting
long enough to ask that the members
(Continued on Page 4.)
Terpening May Be Barred Prom
Library If He Keeps on
Maurice Terpening has something
against the quite innocent chairs of
the University library. He has bust
ed two.
Maurice did not break them in a
St. Patrick’s celebration, or any kind
of a mix up where one is supposed to
break chairs to be conventional. He
simply sat on them.
The first chair to have its legs go
out from under it, due to Maurice
Terpening’s Roman-Senatorish weight
collapsed last spring. But Maurice is
a natural repeater.
Wednesday he was sitting quietly
in one of the little chairs hidden in
the rows of books, reading, or maybe
looking at pictures. After a large
thump, Terpening founS himself on
the floor. For an instant he couldn’t
comprehend what had happened. But
when he saw the legs of his chair
lying about, he began to realize. It
is expected some ordinance will be
passed about allowing him in the li
Memorial to Traditions Will Be
Unveiled in Front of Deady
at 9:50 A. M.
Since word has leaked out of the
proposed gift of a memorial drinking
fountain to the University by the Ju
nior Class, President Jerard has con
sented to a ninterview on the subject.
He says:
■‘It has heretofore been the custom
for upperclassmen to expend their
surplus funds in perpetuating freak
ish customs, until the present Senior
class put over a new one by perpe
trating a custom by saving money.
We propose to strike a happy me
dium, and have therefore expended
our comfortable deficit in the pur
chase of a drinking fountain, with
the idea of presenting it as a memo
rial to Oregon traditions. This foun
tain will deal with one tradition only,
it being the idea for succeeding class
es to take up additional traditions un
til all have been accounted for.
“This fountain is necessarily neither
elaborate nor expensive, yet it repre
sents a great deal of sacrifice on the
part of certain Juniors in both time
and money, and I believe that as long
as it remains a campus ornament the
University will remember the class
of ’15.
“This monument will® be unveiled
at 9:50, intonecyatel^ following the
dismissal of 9 o’clocks. A speech of
presentation will be made by a Ju
nior boy, and then a Junior girl will
draw the cord that rends asunder the
veil and exposes our gift to the Uni
versity to view.”
Trip to Corvallis Probable. Club
Practices Nightly Under
Mr. Lyman
“The date decided upon for the
Women’s Glee Club concert is Feb
ruary 13,” said Catharine Carson,
manager of the Women’s Glee Club.
“1 think it will be a better concert
than the one given last year. We
have, also, the support of the Men’s
Glee Club, which has promised to
attend the concert in a body.
“We are quite sure, now, that we
will go to Corvallis some time the
early part of next semester,” contin
ued Miss Carson. “The only trouble
seems to be in finding a convenient
date. It will probably be in March.”
Ralph C. Lyman, instructor of the
Glee Club, says he is very much
^leased with the progress the club
is making. “We are practicing every
day now,” says Mr. Lyman, "and the
concert is coming into fine shape.
The second alto is especially good
this year. Beside the regular songs
there will be some special features,
as last year.”
Professor and Mrs. Eric A. Allen
and Professor Colin V. Dyment
were dinner guests at the Chi Omega
house Wednesday evening.
Work as Planned Will Take up
Libel, Privileged Communica
tions, Copyrights, Federal
Regulations and Contempt.
Believing that a newspaper man
needs a knowledge of the law of libel,
and other laws dealing with the press,
a new one hour course of lectures,
by Dr. E. H. Hope of the law depart
ment, will begin either next semester
or the next school year. Until inves
tigation has been made as to how
many wish to take the course few
details can be decided.
The law of libel, privileged com
munications, literary property in
cluding copyright, federal regulation
of the press, and contempt of court
are some of the branches that will be
taken up. These are to give the
newspaper man knowledge as to what
his rights are, so Ire will not have to
consult a lawyer every few days as
to what h.e can publish. A course in
law for newspapermen is considered
a new thing. At the close of the
course, the lectures will be published
in pamphlet form and distributed to
Oregon newspaper men.
A deeper study of the law may be
arranged for the students of jour
nalism, later. A reporter will .be
able to handle court stories much
better on account of this kind of
training, Dr. Hope believes.
First Year Class Has Extended
Program at Regular
The Freshman class meeting, held |
in Villard Hall, Wednesday morning
at ten o’clock was called to order by
President Martin Nelson, who re
minded the class about their finan
“Only about half of the class have
paid its dues so far, and unless the
rest pay up soon, the Freshman Glee
canuot0Ue given,” said Pres. Nelson.
“We cannot go in debt at this time
of year. I will state through the
Emerald whether or not the class will
be able to give the Freshman Glee
and it will all depend upon the
amount of money paid into the treas
The meeting was then turned over
to the Program committee which had
arranged the following program:
Girls Quartet—Kate Schafei,
Buree McConahy, Margaret Spangler
and Myrtle Toby.
Danny Deever.Edison Marshall
Whistling Stunt.Harry Bulmer
Piano accompaniment by- Harold Tur
Beading .Alice Hill
Gungha Din.Ralph Ash
Ben Dorris, advertising manager
of the Oregana, then asked that each
member of the Freshman class who
belonged to a fraternity or club to
■iave his picture taken and turned
over to the Oregana. This includes
those in the Glee Club, Dramatic
Club, or club of any kind.
Dr. Straub closed the meeting by
telling the Freshmen that some of
their members are standing on a very
ragged edge and if they do not study
harder he may have to escort them
to th train in February. He also
urged every Freshman boy to see
that every Freshman girl is accom
panied to the Freshman Glee.
“Pay your dues, study hard, and
every one come to the dance and
ivery thing will be fine.” said Dr.
Straub in closing.
Harlan Pefley, ex-’ 15, is working
[in Boise, Idaho.
New Appliance on Machine Per
mits Stopping of FJm at Any
Time Without Danger of
Starting Fire.
Trainer Hayward leaves tomorrow
for a tour of the state in the role of
lecturer, and has put in considerable
work in preparing slides and moving
picture films to illustrate his lec
"I am going to visit every high
school in the state and the senior
class of every grammar school,” he
replied when asked where his tour
would lead him.
“Come here and take a look at
some of these slides. Now tills is
ilia beginning of the discus throw.
You see 1 am going to show each
branch of athletics from tlie start- to
finish. Here is one that shows a
bunch going over the hurdles.
“Did you say moving pictures?
Well 1 should say 1 have. 1 have
orne coming up from down south of
the track meet held there last fall.
1'he best part of it all is the machine
I have r'gged up that will show the
slides or the pictures, movies l mean.
I have it arranged so that I can stop
the moving picture film anywhere 1
want to and it will not start a fire.
That is the way so many fires start in
the picture show houses by the burn
ing of a film.
“How is basketball coming? I
r ally haven’t had time to take a
look. How is this for a slide?
Shows what whiskey will do to a
man if he doesn't let it alone. Track?
Outlook -does not. seem to be of the
best. But what do you think of this
man high jumping eight feet four?
That’s right, laugh. They have all
been laughing at me hut it is a l'ngt.
Done over in South Africa.
‘‘The outline of ray trip you will
have to get from President Campbell.
I have net the slightest idea where
I will go first Imt I will he over all
over the state before I am through
so wh,at difference 'does that make?"
This0 Means Taken to Thank
People for Reception Ac
corded on Tour °
The members of the Gluee club,
which recently toured eastern Ore
gon and western Idaho, are loud In
tli' ir praises of the treatment re
ceived at the hands of the newspa
pers in the different cities they vis
ited and are planning to send per
sonal letters to the editors of the
various papers.
President Del Stanard said yes
terday, in speaking of the trip: “We
ere received royally all along the
rout , the Oregon graduates and
townspeople giving us receptions and
dinners at almost every stop. The
newspapermen gave us very favor
able writeups and helped the club in
numerous ways. The papers in the
towns we visited all seemed good
friends and boosters for the Univer
Letters will lie s nt to the follow
ing editors -,nd owners of papers: J.
B. Bowen. Bak r Democrat; C. C.
Powell, Baker Herald; Bruce Den
nis, La Grande Observer; Joe D.
Thompson, Hood Kiver Glacier; Ben
nett Brothers, Hood River News; M.
E. Bain. Ontario Argus; J. R. Greeg.
Ontario Democrat; H. T. Hopkins,
The Dalles Chronicle; M. L. Chess
The members of the Glee club,
man. Pendleton East Or gonian; G.
A. Robbins, Pendleton Live Wire;
William Liinon, Caldwell News, and
[the Caldwell Tribune.
Smokers Adopt “Corn Cob” as
Their Official “Smoke Up”
The Junior class, ns usual, held n
short ami snappy meeting, with Pres
ident Jerard presiding. After a re
port from Treasurer Ralla Ralston,
and a short Oregana talk from Ben
I Bonks, >,i suggestion from Jerard
that '‘corncobs" be the official pipes
of the Junior smokers passed with
only a sufficient majority but was
so order'd by Tiert. An amendment
stipulating that miniature corncob
pipes be worn by the girls was de
In a short, speech Tom Boy leu
lafnented the defeats of the Junior
basketball tearn and "urged that the
class vindicate itself by turning out
early for track. » °
With no other business to transact
the Junior class adjourned in form.
New Captain Must Be Chosen.
Wrestlers Can’t Take Part
in Track Events
“If yo\i men want to work, to get,
out and 'drill faithfully, we will have
i team next spring. If you don’t
want to work, don't come out.” Thus
Trainer "Bill" Hayward spoke to a
group of about thirty-five men as
sembled at four o’clock yest.rday in
the gymnasium to talk over the track
and wrestling outlook.
Mr. Hayward said that he sees no
exceptional talent among the track
aspirants, and that only the hardest
and most faithful training will bring
any results. He expects, however, t.<j
see Burris show up well, although
art year his legs went back on him.
A new captain for the track teanji
wi’l probably 'be elected, for Ersel
Ray in all probability will not bi
vble to recover from his illness before
track season. I
Tommy Boylen, a member of last
year's track team, gave a spirited
speech, urging the men to get out and
r ally work. “Perseverance tells thf>
whole story," lie said.
About five men signed up for
wrestling and they will not be per
mitted to go out for track also, fop
Trainer Hayward says he will allovi
no duplication.
Tango and Hesitation Are Not
Scheduled on List of the
Twelve Dances
• o ' " ' . •
For the second time witliin ao
month, tlie SopTiomo're class will he
live host at o* danringoparty in the
Men’s Gymnasium, Friday afternoon
* rom 4 to i;
o The connniitee, in charge of the
arrangements, say that nothing will
Ik> left undone to make this affair a
huge success. In order to avoid the
confusion which has resulted at mat
inee dances heretofore, programs
"will be used at tlie dance. Twelve
regular dances, including a three
tep, are listed. The floor will b5
ilaced in good condition.
In pursuance to Mrs. I'arsons’ re
juci'ts at the Sophomore class meet
ing Wednesday morning, none of the
new dances have been scheduled.
Mrs. Parsons said in her address to
the (dass, “that although 1 myself am
not unfavorable to the Tango or Hes
itation Waltz, nevertheless 1 think
t best, before introducing them at
the University to await and see what
ttmot: phere develops about these
lances.” Mrs. Parsons is adviser to
the Sophomore women.
The committee is composed of
Maurice Hyde, Henry Trowbridge
and Charles Bingham.
The A. T. O. fraternity has a small
log, presented during vacation to
Bill Cass by a friend in Hood Klver.
The little canine is unusually intel
dgent, and his many tricks are as
interesting to girls as to boys.
William I.owell, ’12, is at present
telegraph editor of the Capital Daily
Statesman at Boise, Idaho.
President Campbell Says Such a
Publication Would Unite the
Alumni. Allen and Dyment Al
so Back Scheme.
1 liat the alumni of the University
are planning to publish a small
monthly magazine,0 containings news
and opinions of the Oregon gradu
ates and former students, was the
announcement made this morning by °
lohn Veatch, president of the Alumni
association, who is in Eugene to con
fer with President Campbell and
Prof. 10. W. Allen of the Journalism
department in regard to the pro
posed publication.
According to Mr. Veatch, there is
a demand by the alumni of the state
lor an official organ, through which
they may express their opinions on
general questions affecting the Uni
versity and in this manner keep in
•loser touch with the institution and
with one another. The majority of
he eastern university and colleges
have publications of this nature,
which have proved of great assis
tance in furthering the growth of
the schools and in uniting the
Alumni Secretary to Edit.
In the plan outlined by Mr.
Veatch the paid secretary of the
Alumni association will act as editor
of tlie paper, which will be published
in Portland or Eugene. Copies will
be sent_ to all the graduates and
every one of the 3,0 00 alumni and
ex-students of the University will be
asked to support the enterprise.
Pile paper will in no way conflict
with the Emerald, as it will be de
voted exclusively to news of the
alumni and will not attempt to cover
campus affairs.
mus morning Mr. Veatch said: “I
have long lelt that the University of
Oregon needed a publication devoted
to the graduates and edited by them.
There is certain material which can
not be used in a campus paper like °
the Emerald, but which could be
freely discussed in a paper like we
are planning to issue. The move is *
a progressive one, and I think all
the alumni will respond readily to
•the idea and lend their support.
Campbell Likes Idea.
^President Campbell is in favor of
the plan and will help M?. Veatch in
organizing and getting the movement
started. “I think there is a great
Held for a publication of this type,”
said Pres. Campbell this mornin"'.
A paper of this kind will bring the
Alumni organization closer together
in the different cities throughout
the state. I hope, however, that the
alumni will maintain their connec
tion with tlie life of the University
through tlie Emerald, and use their
official publication for the work of
tiie association.”
l’rof. Alien said in regard to the
matter: "I think Mr. Veatch’s idea
is highly advisable, as it will open
up a field for magazine writing,
which it is Impossible for the Emer
ald to handle, and will also help to
unite the alumni. The University
needs a strong Alumni association
and this is a move in the right direc
tion. It will take the place of the
Oregon Monthly.”
Kiiierahl Has Been Slighted.
“Any device that will draw ex
students into closer touch with the
aims of the University is likely to
be worth while,” said Colin V. Dy
ment, assistant professor of journal
ism. "if an alumni publication sep
arate front the Emerald will achieve
this end, let’s help it along. Better
a critical alumnus than an indiffer
ent one.
“Connection of alumni with the
Emerald should by no means be
dropped, however, rather it also
; (Co tinued on Page 4.)