OREGON EMERALD Published 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. 0 Subscription rates, per year, $1.0,0. Single copies, 5c. STAFF. Editor.Lamar Tooze Ass’t Editor. . . .Clarence Brotherton Managing Editor.Earl Blackaby City Editor. Max Sommer News Editor.Wallace Eakin Departments. Sports.Fred Dunbar Assistant.Blair Holcomb Exchange. Bert Lombard Administration.George Colton Assistant.Max Reigard Features.Milton .Stoddard Dramatics.Mandell Weiss Assistant.Edison Marshall Business Staff. Business Manager.Leslie Tooze Assistant Manager.Sam Michael Advertising Manager. .Anthony Jaureguy Assistant.William Holt Collections.Roy Stephens Assistant.Charles Collier SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1914. CLASH TAXES. The complaint about the difficulty in collecting class taxes seems to be an unending one. Each year class taxes are levied and each year only a part Is paid. This Is due to sev eral reasons: the delinquent student, perhaps, Is earning his way through college, and cannot afford the assess ment; he may have a temporary fi nancial shortage; he may bo Indif ferent; or, perhaps, In a few In stances, may repudiate tho obliga tion entirely. However strong his reasons may be for abstaining from paying class dues. It seems that tho tax should ho regarded as of the same Import ance to the class as the regular $5 tax is to the Student-llody. Yet no trouble Is ever experienced in col lecting Student-Body taxes. These are paid up promptly and collected at the beginning of the college year by the university steward. Why not have class taxes collected In this inanuer? Tliis would certainly facilitate col lection. It would require every stu dent to pay; and the money would be placed at the disposal of the class at the beginning of the year. The plan would prevent a class from contract ing largo debts and carrying them over to the succeeding year. 'The class treasurer would' always know exactly the extent of the class re sources, and consequently expendi tures would be limited to this1 amount. For several reasons a $2 levy would be the logical amount. In tin first place It would make the total tax an even $20. which includes the Student-Body tax and ticket and the university registration fee. This ar Kliment Is based on the purely psy chological reasoning that a small ad dition to a large amount seems less than tf the amount Is paid separate ly, or added to a smaller amount. Although the $2 assessment would much more than meet the need of the Freshman and Sophomore classes, the surplus could be carried over until the Junior and Senior years, where the outlays are. much greater proportionately. A rough es timate would place the amount of this surplus at the beginning of the Junior year at $300. It is during this year that the money could be used to the best advantage. There Is always the possible Oregana defi cit. the class mix and Junior week end, not to mention other smaller events, that require large expendi tures. Granting that the class goes through th* Junior year without a deficit, the surplus could be put to a useful purpose by the class in the Senior year in the way of a memor ial. Of gorsa* In order to make the plan,, operate osuccessfully, it would be necessary US have s'bme controlling Hifluence to prevent extravagance. A so-called purchasing board, elected by the class, acting in co-operation with the advisor, would undoubtedly effect the result. As the university grows larger the financial troubles of the different classes will become greater, and the need of some remedy more urgent. CABS. It is noted with much pleasure by many that the number of cabs that are chartered at Student-Body formats is gradually growing less. This decrease was noticeably evident at the Sophomore hop, but more so at the Freshman Glee. This Is certainly to be commended. Oregon has always stood for the highest type of democracy and the abandonment of cabs at Student Body dances will go a long way toward promoting the spirit of so cial equality among the students at the university. Democracy means the absence of cliques and castes; it means equality of opportunity. It is sa»<i that when Thomas Jef "erson, the first great democrat, was inaugurated as the third president of the United States, he rode to the national capital on horseback to take the oath of office. If it is all right for Jefferson to go to his Inaugura tion on horseback, surely it is all right for we students to go to Stu dent-Body dances on foot. Then, too, the matter of expense must be considered. Two or three dollars for a cab does not mean much to the fellow who gets $7 5 or $100 per, but it does affect, mate rially, the financial status of the man who is earning his way either partially or wholly through college. Yet, under the conditions that have existed In the past, and may be said to exist now, although in a much less legree, It has been almost compul sory for a student of limited re sources to either follow copy or else adopt the other alternative—stay away from the dance entirely. It is with regret that this alterna ilve Is adopted in many cases. By right, It should be different. Stu dent-Body dances are principally for the students, but primarily for all the students, not a part of them. If everyone will get behind this movement, cabs will become the ex ception, not the rule. < ’.VI'S ,\NI» CUSTOMS. Ul> at the University of Washing ton, several weeks ago, the faculty, among other things, abolished the custom that requires all Freshmen to wear green caps. Because of the lack of inside information, the ad visability of such a move cannot be questioned. it does seem, however, that the green-cap custom, In Itself, is abso lutely harmless. At Washington there might be other external fac tors opposed to It, such as popular ■ritlcism against any form of class listinctton. that may have prompted the faculty to do away with the off! i.tl Krosh headgear there. The situation here at Oregon as re tar.Is this custom is certainly unique. The cap is not only worn by every Freshman without protest, but the custom is actually enforced by the Freshmen themselves through the medium of a vigilance committee. It will, perhaps, be remembered that this question was voted upon by last year's Freshman class and the over whelming vote registered against Its abolition shows that the custom is strongly intrenched here. While Charles \V. Ko.vl. the gen eral secretary of the Y. M. C. A., is ui the campus and among the stu dents to manage the Book-Kxchange. | superintend the Employment Bureau,! tnd act as the executive head of the j association's organization, for the i other phases of its far-reaching work \ he is also always at the service ofj the students iu an effort to try to ( help them with their personal diffi culties. He Invites the confidence of the students on personal matters.' and will, as he has In the past months and years, value and respect any confidences. In short, as Dr. Conklin advises: “Go see Charlie Koyl when in trouble, lonely, and in need of help In any form.” JUST A MINUTE— Did you know that— One thousand six hundred and fif ty dollars have been given in em ployment to needy students this year. One hundred^ and eighty-one men are registered in the Bible classes. Forty-three regular jobs secured1 since September. Sixty-six odd jobs since college opened. Two hundred and fifteen men are enrolled as members. Four hundred and fifty-two dollars, already have been turned over to stu dents through the Book Exchange. Speakers secured like Bishop Scaddlng and Dr. Hall. Information rendered to incoming students. —by the Y. M. C. A. Do you think that the association has earned its place on the campus? Think it over. ooooooooooooooooooo o o SOCIETY o o By Beatrice Lilly. o o o ooooooooooooooooooo Mrs. Kerns gave a George Wash ington birthday party to the house mothers of the various sorority houses Monday afternoon. Decora tions consisted of American flags lib erally used. • * Miss Elinor Riley, of Portland, is visiting in Eugene this week as a guest of Kappa Kappa Gamma. * * Mrs. Hart, of Portland, is a week end guest at the Kappa Alpha Theta house. * • Mrs. Peterson and daughter, Vir ginia, were dinner guests at the Chi Omega house Thursday evening. * * Lyle and Ruby Steiwer are pass ing the week-end at their home near Salem. * * Miss Fox was a luncheon guest at the Delta Delta Delta house Friday. * * Mrs. Shearer, of Portland, is vis iting her daughter, Elice, at the Del ta Delta Delta house for a few days. • * The Seniors of Gamma Phi Beta entertain informally with a hard time dance tonight. * * Cecil Cobb was a dinner guest at the Beta Theta Pi house Friday eve ning. • • Louis Pinkham, ’ll, is visiting at the Beta Theta PI house this week end. • • Earl Franz, of Corvallis, is visit ing at the Alpha Tau Omega house. * • John Kestly, ’ll, is passing a few days in Eugene. * • CANDY SALES NET $11.82 Demand for Teddy Bars Less Than Last Year. (By Elmer F'uruset) Teddy bars and the journalistic ef forts of Alice Farnsworth last year, have won a steady place in the af fections of Oregon students. The sale of the “Teddies" has materially Increased since last year. Not only do the students buy them, but many people who were in college last year write in for five or six and have them present time, the Exchange is the only place in Eugene where Teddy liars are obtainable. But, on the whole, the candy sales are less than last year. For the past six months sales have averaged $51.92 monthly, with a profit of $1 1.S2 per month. Last year the receipts ran about $00 each month. This loss In consumption, Charles Koyl attributes, not to the fact that Oregon's sweet tooth is less sweet than last year, but to the change in location. Previously ttvp Exchange was located in the dormitory, which was much more convenient to" the "trade.” During the past half year $10 each month has been paid on the as sociation piano and $15 on the type writer from the proceeds of candy business. Russell Calkins, ’13. Is attending the law school of the University of Michigan. “DOWN TOWN HEADQUARTERS COLLEGE MEN” College Men & Chesterfield Clothes Should Always Be Together! The new Spring 1914 models are now on display in our Clothing department and we will consider it an honor to have you in spect the materials and styles. SLIP INTO A CHESTERFIELD COAT AND FEEL GOOD FOR A MINUTE They appeal to College Men because Col lege men the world over are best dressed MODEST PRICES CONSIDERING $20.00 to $35.00 WE ARE AGENTS: Manhattan Shirts, Pendleton Indian Robes, Heid Caps and Soft Hats, Shaw-Knit and Holeproof Hosiery, ’Varsity Hats and most every other good dependable lines of men’s wear. GET THE HABIT, TOO. TRADE HERE T h e M’MORRAN & WASHBURNE store OUTFITTERS TO PARTICULAR COLLEGE MEN AND WOMEN Eighth, Willamette and Park Streets JOURNALISM CLASS SELLS ARTICLES TO NEWSPAPERS Advanced News-Writers Have Cleared $30 During This Semester. Production of reading matter for marketing purposes is one of several divisions of work in advanced news writing, a three-hour course, de signed for upper-classmen and taught by Colin V. Dyment, this se mester. Announcement was made at the beginning of the semester that 24 assignments, each representing a certain unit of work in newsgetting and newswriting, would have to he covered before the final examina tions. Any student discovering or originating a marketable idea in any class of reading matter was given the privilege, however, of develop ing this Idea for sale, credit to be given for an equivalent value in news assignments. Such saleable reading matter may consist of news stories, feature sto ries, illustrated features, special ar ticles for magazines or class publi cations, or of short stories. The irt’c'e is given a percentage grade, j based upon its excellence, for the purpose for which it is intended. Thus, a poorly written magazine story would be as likely to be given a failing per cent as a poorly handled news assignment, so far as the purposes of class work are con cerned. | Several ideas that seem to possess possibilities for sale have been sub mitted and part of these have been developed and sent east. The plan is to keep a record of the earnings of the class and build up as great a total as possible during the semes ter.o A "nest egg” of .about $30 has so far been recorded." The Advanced Newswriting Class has 23 students. During the last week of January, the Freshmen at Louisiana wore gog gles and eyeglasses. Underclassmen at Utah engaged in head-shaving warfare throughout the early part of February. “SCOOP” SLIPS OWE OVER Walker Goes Canoeing and Gets Wet. Reporter on the Job. “Scoop” slipped one over on Dean Walker, but the funny part about it, is that Walker isn’t wise yet. Walker did something, to all intent, uninten tionally, but that something got “Scoop’s" nose for news poking around into a little affair that Walk er wanted to keep dark. And in or der that such a news event should not go down into history unchroni cled, Scoop wanted it printed. Well, to make a short story long, everybody knows that Dean likes to go canoeing, and that when Dean goes canoeing it is an unusual day if somebody does not go with him. Well, anyway, Dean went canoeing the other day, and it wasn’t the un usual day, either. Well, everything went well until something went wrong. Perfectly natural .isn’t it? Well, anyway, when Walker first found out that everything wasn’t right, he found himself splashing around in some thing pretty cold and w’et. By a natural process of cerebration, Walk er, after considerable time, conclud ed that the canoe had not main tained its equilibrium. He was sure of this when he perceived the canoe floating around upside down. And soon he saw some—b—. Well, you remember that this was not an un usual day. Well, anyway, to make a long story «’nort. Walker walked all the way home, and 'Walker didn’t walk home alone. DEANS TO ACT 0I\I EXCUSES Absences to Be Judged at End of Semester. Because of a recent ruling by the faculty, students who are absent this semester will be required to se cure excuse cards at the Registrar’s office, fill them out and file before the end of the year. At that time a faculty committee, composed of all the deans, will act upon the ex cuses. Unless the absence Is for more than one day, excuses will not be considered by the committee. RED EMERALD TO APPEAR DURING SPRING VACATION Size of Sheet WM1 Depend on Amount of Advertising Secured, “The news, all the news and noth ing like the news, without fear or flavor,” will be the policy of The Red Emerald, to be issued soon. Plana are well formulated, according to “Leak” Davies, who is one of the staff. The paper will not be con ducted on lines properly prescribed by modern schools of journalism, but will rather hark back to the days of the “old guard”—Skipper Nicho las, Dean Collins and Lair Gregory. “There will be plenty of poetry, as there are several ‘budding ge niuses’ already at work. There will be athletic, social, forensic, indus trial and current topics of interest to everyone. The ‘Red’ will be illus trated. An outside cartoonist of ability has been secured. The size and style of The Emerald depends entirely on the amount of advertising secured.” said Davies, April vacation will, in all proba bility, be the time of publication, as samilar issues have always appeared' during that period, Among the staff are: Bill Cass, “Deak” Davies, Cleve Simpkins, Carl Thomas, Erney Vos per, Lai King and Shy Shelton. WINGER WRITES ARTICLE Thesis Is Printed in Journal of Mathematics. An article, “Self-Projecting Curves of the Fourth and Fifth Orders,” written by Prof. R. W. Winger of the Department of Mathematics, was printed in the January issue of the American Journal of Mathematics. The paper was a thesis written by Prof. Winger while he was a student at John Hopkins University. The Board of Governors of Stan ford University recently decided to award watches to the winners in the interscholastic track and field meet this year. This is an innovation on the Pacific coast in preparatory school meets, but it is something which has gained great commenda tion in the eastern interscholastic meets.