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About Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 29, 1914)
Published each Tuesday, Thursday
„ and Saturday of the college year, by
the. Asociated Students of the Uni
versity of Oregon.
Entered at the postoffice at Eugene
as second class matter.
Subscription rates, per year, $1.00.
Single copies, 5c.
Editor-in-Chief.Leland G. Hendricks
Managing Editor .Max Sommer
News Editor .Wallace Eakin
City Editor...Leslie Tooze
Business Manager....Anthony Jaureguy
Manager’s Phone, 841
WHY WORK ON THE EMERALD?
In our first isue we made the reg
ulation plea for student activities, but
it seems we were too modest in urg
ing our own claims .While we be
lieve the Emerald staff, as it now
stands, is fully equal to the task of
“getting out” the paper three times
a week, it is neither son large nor so
efficient as it might be. We do not
want to put out merely a satisfacto
ry Emerald, one which shall “get by”
—we want to put out the best Emer
ald possible with all the business and
editorial brains of the campus at our
All the activities of the University
as we have already pointed out, call
for sacrifice from the students. Mak
ing a place on the Emerald staff and
holding that place means work. It is
going to mean more work this year
than ever before. But perhaps no ac
tivity in which a student may engage
at Oregon offers him a better chance
to “do something for Oregon,” and.
at the same time, for himself, as
does the Emerald.
To anyone who expects to engage
in journalism as a profession, the Em
erald should appeal at once as a prac
tical supplement to his classroom
courses in that department. But this
appeal is by no means limited t.o
prospective Greeleys. Newspaper
training—and that is practically vlhat
the Emerald offers—cannot fail to
prove valuable to any man or woman
in any calling. The essentials of a
good news story—accuracy, concise
ness, sympathy, reliability, and tho
numerous other fetiches of the edito
rial room—are qualities which all of
us may well acquire or develope.
Furthermore, we have not detected
any surfeit of experts in the use of
English on the campus, and therefore
we invite anyone to employ the Em
erald as an aid in improving his or
her commund of the language. Not
that the “stories” printed in the Em
erald are models of good journalism
or god rhetoric, but at least they rep
resent a striving after certain ideals.
The main ingredient in the making of
a clear, forceful and entertaining
writer or speaker is practice, and we
offer it gratis to all who come.
For these reasons, we should like
to see the present numerical strength
of the staff doubled. There too few
Freshmen on the list. The editors,
desk editors and departmental heads
v the future must be drawn from the
entering class of this year. All pro
motions on the Emerald are made ac
cording to a civil service system. A
staff member rises from one position
to another, according to his fitness as
indexed by his showing. So far as
our knowledge extends, there has nev,
er been an Emerald editor who has
not served his time as a “cub,” and
most of them advanced by a one-step
at-a-time process extending over their
first three years in college.
We repeat, then, that we can accom
modate as many good news writers
ns there are on the campus. We in
sist on only two qualifications: ordi
nary human intelligence, and a capac
ity and willingness to work.
Eugene, Ore Sept. 2i).
To the Editor of the Emerald:
There is an issue before the stu
dents of the University of vital im
portance to every member of the in
stitution. The question to which 1
refer is the circulation of a petition
for student signatures which will pre
sent the attitude of the students us
favoring prohibition. This petition,
as I learn upon good authority, is to
be used in the campaign for the abo
lition of the liquor traffic in the state.
This is a very good proposition
with many merits, but it carries with
it also serious objections and disad
vantages . The people of the, state
know student sentiment, is absolutely
and unequivocally favorable to prohi
bition. Without doubt all students
would affix their signatures upon pre
sentation. But here rests the diffi
The University of Oregon is not a
political institution, and should there
fore not dabble in politics of any sort.
Does it not seem inconsistent for us,
after such a hard strugle to keep out
of the political ring heretofore, to
manifest a desire to break in again?
Our school belongs to the whole peo
ple of the state; then how can we ex
press sentiments which conflict with
the interests of those people who have
helped us in our fight for a better
institution of learning? Further
more, we are still dependent upon
these same people, and if we begin
an antagonistic campaign, that same
battle which we won last year will
have to be refought, against greater
odds and more embittered enemies
The very faction in college which
has started this movement depends
upon the college for its existence.
Now, before we even enter on that pe
riod of rest and prosperity the peo
ple have chosen to give us, a question
such as this is thrust before us, which
may, in all likelihood, become an in
strument capable of destroying the
University and the organization fos
tering the idea.
We cannot antagonize people and
their interests; we cannot begin to
make enemies of those so lately con
verted to our friendship; we cannot
delve in politics which we recently ab
As far as I personally am con- \
cerned, prohibition numbers me among
its supporters; but we, as students,'
must look further into the matter and
consider the difficulties into which it
will lead Dear Old Oregon. Let us
forget politics until the life of our
institution demands our re-entranco,
and buckle down to the task of build
ing a greater and better University.
CHESTER A. FEE.
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* CAMPUS NOTES *
* by *
* Beatrice Locke *
Margaret Stauffer spent the week
end in Portland.
Miss Alta Mason, of Portland, was
a week-end guest of the Gamma Phi
Delta Tau Delta announces the
pledging of Aubrey Bond.
Mr. and Mrs. Parsons, Dorothy Par
sons, Mrs. Holmes, Professor and Mrs.
Edmundson, were dinner guests Sun
day at the Beth Rhea house.
Ada Matthews spent the week-end
in Cottage Grove.
Mr. Thomas Nelson, of Astoria,
was a week-end guest at the Delta
Tau Delta house.
Tom Donaca and Blair Holcomb
were dinner guests at the Kappa Kap
pa Gamma house Saturday evening.
Gammu Phi Beta entertained Rev
erend and Mrs. Simpson for dinner
Mu Phi Epsilon entertained their
pledges with an informal dance Sat
Mrs. Peterson of Sutherlin, was the
guest of the Beth Rhea house over
On Wednesday evening the Beta
Theta Pi fraternity are giving a din
ner for Miss lna Cochran, Miss Rose
Busier, Miss Velma Sexton, Marie
Sheehan, Leura J era id and Mrs.
The Iota Chi fraternity initiated
Leon Jackson on Sunday.
The Sigma Nu fraternity had as
their guests this week-end Dean
Walker, *13, and Ercel Kay, ’13.
Harold Fitzgibbon, 17, and Ed
Simmons, ’17, returned to the Uni
versity on Sunday.
Dal M. King, ’14, returned to col
lege to study law.
E. W. Bartlett, of Estaenda, spent!
the week-end at the Beta Theta Pi
Miss Mary Raley, a national dele
gate of Chi Omega fraternity, is
spending a few days with the chap
Mr. Carlston Maddock was a din
ner guest at the Beta Theta Pi house
The Iota Chi fraternity announce
the pledging of Lloyd Hamline, of
Portland, and of Vern Apperson.
The Beta Theta Pi fraternity en
tertained W. F. Nichols, of Falls City,1
Idaho, at dinner Saturday evening.
• * * ** _ • ••9 * • *
* ANNOUNCEMENT *
The “Round Table,” a faculty and
town organization, will hold its next
meeting on October 13, at the Hotel
Osburn. A paper upon “The Eco
nomic nlevitability of the Present Eu
ropean itfar,” will be read by John P
O’Hara, instructor in History.
LAUREANS CALL MEETING
TONIGHT FOR ELECTION
The Laurean Society will meet to
night at 7:00 o’clock, in Dr. Scha
fer’s room, according to President
Bert Lombard. Officers will be elect
ed and plans discussed for the first
NEW COURSE OFFERED BY
Two University extension courses
are being held in Portland under Mrs.
Parsons this winter. .One is a con
tinuation of last year’s course in
Short Story Writing, and the other is
a new advanced course in Principles
of Appreciation of Art and Litera
ture, with especial attention placed
upon the study of modern drama.
The appreciation class meets on
Friday, and the story writing class
on Saturday, every other week. The
first meetings will take place this
“Stepping” will be considered good
form among the best society at the
college dances this fall, according to
the statement given out this morn
ing by Mis Austin, dean of women
at the University of Washington. Be
cause of the wide-sweeping craze that
has gone over the country, Miss Aus
tin has decided not to interfere with
the dancing at University or frater
nity'functions during the season.
A course in military tactics for of
ficers will be one of the features of
this year’s work in the military de
partment at Ohio State.
CLUETT PEABODY 6-CO. TROY NY
Eugene Bicycle Works
All Work Guaranteed
Our Prices the Lowest
835 Olive. Telephone 74
Jaureguy it Powrie
You don’t have to go to Germany
to get shot. Let Martin do it, at the
92 Wilamette St.
Over Peter Pan
Our prices are right.
E. F. MARTIN
“SOPHS” HOLD MEETING AND
PLAN MATINEE DANCES
The meeting of the Sophomore
class Manday afternoon was a rousing
one, and proves that the class of 1917
is still very much alive. Dr. Conk
lin was selected Class Advisor, and
Bernard Breeding Sergeant-at-Arms.
a series of matinee dances to be given
Arrangements are being made for
by the class, and every member of the
committee is working hard to make
these affairs successful. Frank Beach
was chosen chairman of the commit
tee, and the other members are:
Echo Zahl, Lela Cushman, Margaret
Spangler, Louise Allen, Russell Ral
ston, Walter Arnspoker and Wallace
A tax of two dollars was levied and
every member urged to pay as soon
as possible to Frank Scaiefe.
Before adjourning, Dr. Straub gave
the class a few words of advice and
wished them success during the com
The present Sophomore class has|
broken the record of any preceding
class, in that it is completely out of
debt, and it is the aim of every me
ber to set a standard for the incom
John Black, ex-’14, spent the first
of the week on the campus. He is
working in Portland, but may resume
his studies in the University the sec
DUNN & PRICE, Proprietors
66 Ninth Avenue East Phone 72
Staple and Fancy
Thone 246—Cor. 9 th and Oak Sts.
A. M. Robinson, 0. B. Pennington
DRUGS, SUNDRIES, PER
FUMES, KODAK SUPPLIES
Rotation, 2V£ cents per cue
15-Ball, 2Vj cents per cue
25-Ball, 5 cents per cue
Billiards, 40 cents per hour
730 Willamette Street
W. M. GREEN
Pfycme 25x941 tPillamette
NOTICE TO STUDENTS
At tjie comer of 10th and Willam
ette across from the Rex Theatre,
you will find one of the cosiest little
Ice Cream Parlors in the^ city, with
the very best of home-made Candies.
Our Milk Shakes are famous.
Look for the name.
6% MONEY 6% MONEY 6%
Loans may be obtained for any
purpose on acceptable Real Estate
security; liberal privileges; corres
The American-Canadian Secerities Co.
We want a reliable man to take
charge of a branch office at Eugene,
Oregon. The man must take a Vi
interest in the business. This is a
first class proposition and ought to
pay the man in charge from |300.00
to $500.00 a month. We pay all ex
penses and absolutely guarantee
$150.00 a month. A small capital is
required. Write or call and see us
CANADIAN HOMESTEAD CO.,
73 6th St., Portland, Oregon.
MY BUSINESS IS
FIXING SHOES RIGHT
Telephone 392 47 E. 7th, Eugene
All kinds of Ladies’ and Men’s
Clothing cleaned and pressed. Men’s
Hats blocked. First class work guar
anteed. Prompt service.
FRED HARDESTY, University Agent
Bangs’ tiwry Company
Corner eighth ana Pearl
EUGENE'S BIG POPULAR
The best in all our goods and ser
vices that can be secured.
Especially arranged for Ladies.
Have Sight Seers’ Gallery.
We extend to you a hearty invita
tion to make our place your headquar
Biggest and Best
CIGAR AND BILLIARD
RESORT IN THE VALLEY
We make special endeavors to
please. Pipes of every kind. Repair
ing and inlay work a specialty. We
appreciate your patronage.
8th and Willamette Sts.
Club Barber Shop '
G. W. ‘BLAIR H. T. CUTTER
the store that sells
646 Willamette Street
Fast Trains and Special
Round-Trip Fares to..;..
September 28th to October 3d
$2 80 EUGENETO salem
Return Limit October 7
Greater Oregon’s Harvest Festival-Many
Entertainment Features-both day itnd night
Portland Day, Thursday, Oct. 1
Manufactures and Land Product Exposition
Portland, October 26-November 4
H. R, KNIGHT, Agent.