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About Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 13, 1914)
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and Saturday of the school year, by
the Associated Students of the Uni
versity of Oregon.
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Editor-in-( "hlef.Henry Fowler
Assistant EdiLor. . .Catharine Carson
Managing Ed. . .Clarence Brotherton
News Editor.Earl Blackaby
Assistants.Wallace Eakin, Ruth
City Editor .Jessup Strang
Sporting Editor.Fred Dunbar
Special Features ....Lee Hendricks
Exchange .Lainar Tooze
Administration .Roger Moe
Assistant. Leslie Tooze
Dramatic .Mandell Weiss
Society .Beatrice Lilly
Ray Williams, Elsie Gurney, Milton
Stoddard, Evelyn Harding, Beatrice
Locke, Elmer Martin, Blair Holcomb
Harold Hamstreet, Edison Marshall
Marjorie McGuire, Max Riegard, Bert
Business Manager. ..Marsh Goodwin
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Circulation Mgr., . . .Dean Petersor
Collections....Roy T. Stephens
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Advertising Mgr.. .Millar McGilchrLt
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 13, 1914.
ill'lli\d the Times?
In a state mont made since her re
turn from the east, where she hat
been visiting the Universities and at
tending the Dueling of Deans held at
Chicago, Miss Guppy, the Oregon
Dean of women, asserts that a great
deal of interest Is being manifested
by the University people with whom
she came in contact in regard to the
problems encountered by the stu
dents and faculty at Oregon. She
says further that in most ways these
problems are paralleled in the East
She quotes easterners, however, as
being surprised at one lack at Ore
gon, and it would seem that this, the
failure on the part of the fraternities
to effect some sort of an organiza
tion, lias euused the idea that Oregon
is behind the times, and that the
fraternities are neglecting a form of
union which would work for their
own betterment and the betterment
of the University.
The formation of a Pan-Hellenic
has been advocated for some time by
the Emerald, and it Is encouraging
to note that in tin- older Universities
of the country, where the system lias
had the benefit of a thorough trial,
it has not been found wanting. The I
justification of the system In the
East might well be noted by the fra
ternities here, and advantage taken
of the experience of others.
it is inevitable, that in any stu
dent body whether or not the fra
ternity system be present, that there
shall be a division into groups. it
is natural that these groups as such
should have interests which clash
with the interests of others. Hut
such a clash of Interest is bound to
be weakening to the entire mass of
students t a ken in the aggregate, and
It is important for the greater good
of the majority, that such strife with
in the student body shouid'W reduo- j
ed to a minimum
True, the feeling exhibited be
tween the various organizations on
the Oregon campus this year lias
been much friendlier than in past
years, and it is sale to say that there
is a growing t mb ney toward the do
ing away with such an obstacle to
the general progress.
The greatest efficiency attainable
by a student body, however, is only
to be reached through a r alization ■
of tile fact that in the main, the I
ideals which at first seem to dash,
are in reality the same but are work
ing at cross purposes One of the
functions of a Pan-Hellenic would be j
to bring about such a realisation.
Oregon, the University , is not iso
lated from the rest of the colleges in
the United States as has been sa
commonly the idea in the Northwest.
Our progress is keenly watched, and1
in the particular mentioned, perhaps
more than in any other. How long
will it be before the advantages en
joyed by the students at other educa
tional institutions are seized upon by
the men of Oregon?
going to the game.
Fussing at the coming basketball
games will depend largely upon the
attitude taken by the University wo
yien in regard to the matter of stu
dent body tickets. At Washington,
where the same system of tickets is
in vogue,, the women have to attend
the games unescorted, simply because
they dp not co-operate with the men,
who might ta”ke them if „ the use of
their student tickets were volun
It is foolish for a man to buy a
ticket for a woman who already has
one. Yet it is not hardly the proper
thing for the masculine party to ask
a co-ed for her ticket, that is, it is
not feasible, because many lack the
requisite amount of nerve. But it is
a simple matter for University wo
men to turn over their season passes
to their escorts for reservation. Will
they do it.
Since last Friday, considerable dis
ussion has been aroused by the fact
hat a new departure has been made
in some of the steps used at a varsity
lance. Much of the discussion has
been favorable, some of the commun
ications have been so personal as to
>e ineligible for the Emerald col
umns. The present issue contains
me which takes the middle course,
rhe writer, however, evidently dis
igrees with the opinion expressed by
the twenty Deans of State Universi
ties In thel rrecent conference, that
the better features of the modern
lances should be preserved and
taught, and kept by the faculties and
students of the Universities.
More on this subject would be su
erfluous. It only remains to be
said that any decent dance should be
allowed, while it might also be men
loned that either plain waltz and
. wo-step, the simpler steps or those
more complicated, may be performed
to the time adapted to Tango, Hesi
tation and one-step.
> SOCIETY. o
o By Beatrice Lilly. o
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Miss Guppy 'will go to Portland on
Wednesday to attend the reception
given by the "Collegiate Alumnae”
and the "Wellesley Club” of Port
and in honor of Miss Pendleton,
President of Wellesley University.
Mhs Pendleton is making a tour of
t lie coast cities.
A musical recital was given on
Sunday afternoon at the Mu Phi Ep
silon house. The program consisted
of a number of violin selections by
Miss Forbes, accompanied by Mrs.
Hope, of Los Angeles, and vocal solos
by Mrs. Hope.
John Coshow, formerly of the Uni
v rsity and a member of the Alpha
Tau Omega, left for Roseburg Sun
day, after a visit here.
l)r. and Mrs. Schmidt and Dr. Tim
othy Cloran were dinner guests at
the Kappa Sigma house on Sunday.
Anson Allen. Charlie Reynolds and
Wallace Benson w re guests for din
ner at the Chi Omega house on Sun
day. 1 ° o
. o . * * o ° c,
\\ atlaee ^'aufield £jas returned
from th°e oast where he attended the
Phi Gamma Delta convention at At
* * o
John Coshow and Roger MoP were
dinner guests at the Sigma Nu house
on Saturday evening.
John Black returned on Sunday
from attorni ng the V. M. C. A. con
vention of Volunteer Students at
Dr. Ellen Pendleton, president of
Wellesley College, is visiting in Port
A South African athlete has estab
lished. a record of s feet 4 inches in
the high jump.
o The Emerald la the official o
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o and, as such, Its columns are o
o open at all times to expressions o
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IS TANGO UNDEMOCRATIC?
To the Editor:
The tango is a pretty dance. It
is doubtless enjoyable and is highly
proper as danced by Oregon students.
The tango music is alluring. Sup
pleness, grace and considerable danc
ing ability is required for all the
new steps. The tango, etc., are
much more artistic* and far more
decent than the “rag.” Too many
variations of the hesitation and
tango should be prevented, and a
standard form adopted at Oregon.
Considerable lesiure is required to
master the new dances, and they
seem certain to become popular
among the University students.
Of these things there is lit
tle doubt. They are generally ad
Then there is no reason why the
sororities and fraternities should
not enjoy the tango, hesitation, etc.,
in their own homes. They them
selves must be the judges of. that.
But the moment these new steps are
introduced into the general student
body dances, formal or informal, at
that moment the gulf between the
fraternity and non-fraternity stud
ents widens. Then the distinction
between those who can and those
who can not afford the time and
money to master the dances is clear
ly drawn. Then the line of demar
cation between the students from
Portland—with the social, financial
and cultural advantages that that
implies—and those from the smaller
towns of Oregon is at once clear—
and harmful. When the tango, etc.,
enters the dances intended for all
University students upon an equal
footing, so also enters the caste sys
tem in our student body. And when
that happens all vestiges of democ
racy in our body of students—and
nowhere is the lack or presence of
demoerary so evident or absent as at
our dances—will disappear.
In fact the recent boost given the
tango, etc., by the Emerald and by
several students on the campus is,
at this time especially, an entirely
uncalled-tor and very inconsfls | >nt
action. The Emerald and several of
the students who took the same at
titude as the Emerald are members
of a representative committee to ad
just student body conditions, to al
lay friction wherever found, and to
unite the students into a common
body. Just before the holidays the
president of the student body an
nounced in the Emerald that he
wanted his committee to return with
ideas to promote this work. And
then the first thing that the Emer
ald and these representative students
lo after the holidays is to agitate
for the tango—and so far nothing
But why oppose the tango, etc., for
general University dances. For sev
eral good reasons. According to an
editorial statement in the Emerald
for December 0 only 50 per cent of
the men and women of the Univer
sity go to the student body dances.
But how many will go, when those
who do not and never will, probably,
dance the tango, etc., know that they
will have to look on without part
ners, or else be “wall flowers.” I
Mighty few, yet the heading of this j '
editorial was “Let Us Get Ac
It is a fact that a large majority
of those who attend the general Uni
versity or class dances are Greek let
ter people. And yet how many non
Greeks in the University know how
to dance the tango, Castle Walk, or
the rest of them. Or how many .
have any convenient or non-expen
sive way of acquiring these dances.
Very few, because tango lessons I
am told come high. I know that
they take time, and it is very un
likely, unless tango classes are es
tablished in thb University, that the
non-fraternity students will learn
them. It is true that in probably
every small cityoin the state the size
of Eugene there is some one who
gives dancing lessens. That is the
case in Eugene, but investigation „
shows the extent of her or his pat
ronage by University students.
And then the devotees of the new
dances are almost invariably from
Portland, or have metropolitan con
nections. Their friends, the class or
circle in which they move, are from
the city, and a majority of their
fraternity brothers or sisters come
from there, and hence the craze that
has captured Portland has spread in
this fraternity atmosphere. Its cos
mopolitan origin is nothing in its
favor, in fact jusu the opposite, for
this is still a state University, and
not a finishing institution, for Port
land graduates, primarily or secon
“Standardize the hesitation.” Un
doubtedly a good thing in itself. But
the least move to fasten these dances
on to the University will result in
the standardization of University
groups, not according to merit, but
according to dancing ability. It will
go a long way towards separating
still father the students according
to their social ability.
It will create the dancing “400.”
It will emphasize the aristocratic
tendencies just appearing. It will
disintegrate every cohering element
in our student body fabric at this j
University. And when it does the j
University will cease to exist. Re
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