OREGON VOL. 44. EUGENE, OREGON, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1915. NO. 1. 8EZDEK GLOOMY Scrimmage Shows Hopefuls Are Raw, Sluggish and Inexperienced. SEVEN LETTER KEN APPEAR With Multnomah Game Only a Week Ahead, Oregon Stock Falls. (By Chester Fee) With lots of beef and about as much speed as the at ore-mentioned brutes, Oregon's football hopefuls went through their first scrimmage on Wednesday evening, and as 'a re sult appeared uomi the hold this afternoon, resembling the Russian army more than a bunch of college men alter a rouge-house. The tactics the men followed in lundiin-g me ball suggests they dream they are still in th« Harvest field jug gling wheat sacks, while their un trained brains respond almost as quickly to the simple signals as they uid when the alarm summoned them from sleep at four in the morning. t>ut perhaps they will wake up when they realize that toot ball requires brains. The shoes of Cook, Bryant, Cro well, Sharpe, Cornwall, Weist and Cowrie arc going to demand1 big men to fill .them, and at tne present there appear to be lew men among those entering, who will be able to make them fit, even with a couple of pairs of insoles. And then, ho one seems absolutely sure that •Parsons, yast year’s captain, is to return to college. With Johnny absent and “Tick” Ma larkey absolutely prohibited from donning a football suit by the doc tor, Coach Bezdek is up against the handiest task 'he has faced since his arrival in the institution. With only about thirty men on the field, it is no wonder Bez looks like a storm cloud an dgrits his teeth to keep from remarking what he thinks. The material is green. Some of the men have gained highsehool reputa tions, but such things last about as long as the breath of one who sings their praises, and the knowledge they display of the game so far clearly shows some of their friends posses sed vivid imaginations. Bez is enough of a carpenter to know one cannot build a palace out of rough lumber, so he is getting down to business with his plane, hoping to get rid of a few knots, and splinters before the Mult nomah Club appears here with its bunch of real football players next Saturday. Among the new men Hoskins of Echo appears to he the most promis ing. They don’t grow footballs in his native sagebrush so last Monday rec ord's his first’ introduction tp the in flated pig-skin. He is going at the game indifferently than most fellows( for he says lie is going to learn it from the bottom up—instead of fight ing blindly. Bob Malarkey, Columbia University’s all-star half is another •man who will need lots of high class competition to keep him off the team. He has had considerable high school experience and is known to have the stuff; but lots of work is still neces sary. Miller, a line man of no small frame, is another man who looks good. When he gets hold of some of the tricks of the trade he should be a bad one to handle. Enslay, who was known as a fighter in 1913 is back on the job wiph his whole 220 pounds. He will make them all go when hi learns to move faster. Morfitt is a ■quarter back prospect that should tContinued on page eight) Anse Cornell— Football Captain Captain “Anse” Cornell. Midget quarter-back thinks difficulty, with knee is only temporary. . YE TABARD li GETS NATIONAL CHARTER Local Literary Aspirants Are Granted Honorary Chapter of Sigma Upsilom. Ye Tabard Inn has been granted a chapter in Sigma Upsilom, the only national honorary writers’ fra ternity in the United States. This is the advent of the fourth national honorary fraternity on the campus. Ye Tabard Inn held its first meet ing on the evening of March 11, 1915. The society was composed of men who intended to make a living by writing, in whole or in part.. Every Thursday evening aftef organization they met and original poems and short stories were read and freely discussed, the plan being to criti cize the thought, structure and tech nique in suoh a manner as to benefit both tho composer and critic. The nationalization was the result of four mouths’ work and petition. Sigma Upsilon was founded in the South and numbers most of its chap ters below the Mason and Dixie line. The purpose of the fraternity is to form bodies of representative men, who shall, by their influence and their literary interest, uphold the highest ideals; to provide a means by which companies of congenial men of literary inclination may meet together for the purpose of spending an informal evening; to furnish the highest reward for conscientious ef fort in furthering the best interests of literature in the broadest sense of the term. The charter members of the fra ternity, which will be installed soon, are: Chester Pee, James Cellars, Henry Howe. Ralph Ash, Chandos Castle, William Cass, DeWitt Gil bert, Lee Hendricks, Hugh Oliver, Frank Scaiefe. Milton Stoddard, Edi son Marshall, Leigh Sw inson, J. Fred erick Thorne. W. F. G. Thacher. The Gamma Phi's had a charming Japanese luncheon Tuesday uoon. Miss Emma Wootton dressed as a Japanese maiden, sang several songs. Thursday noon the girls and their guests motored to Hendrick’s Park where they had a bonfire supper. Max Riegard, ex. ’17, has register ed) in college this fall. SOCIAL, CUT AND HONOR RULES PASSED OPERATE THIS YEAR Dances Limited, Absence Sys tem Revised, New Scholar ship Status Established. — WORK STIFFENED 10 PER CENT Law Passed Last Year Includes Clause Eliminating Series On Mid-Week Evenings. Students at the University of Ore gon this semester are confronted with many new rules. The faculty has adopted, proposals concerning social 'affairs, athletics, an honor student system, and absences, that go into effect at the beginning of the year. Student organizations may give, hereafter, on their premises or else where under their direction, not more than two dances during any one col lege year. Spring vacations, junior week-end, and. Christmas vacations are excepted. Dances here are con strued as dances in which persons not members of the group participate. No distinction is made between formal and informal dances. Each class is liimited to one dance annually in the gymnasium or on other University property. Penalties fixed tor breaking these regulations are the deprivation of the next two allotted dances for the first infraction, the next three remaining for the second, and suspension of the promoters for the third offense. Res ponsibility for carrying out the above laws is put upon the dean of women for women’s organizations, and the dean of men for men’s organizations. No more basketball games will be scheduled for Monday and Tuesday evenings. One of the new rulings reads that from Monday until Friday no “student activities” shall be at any time than between four and six o’ clock in the afternoon. The two resolutions laid over last June until fall; the one proposing to go away with inter-collegiate ath'e tic-s: the other to discount low grades from 20 to 40 per cent, were not tak en up at the faculty meetings thus far his year. Major professors may now desig nate their upper classmen as “honor students” in one or more subjects. When a student is so designated he is expected to do research work aside from class assignments. These stu dents are not given any grades in the subjects in which they have honor standing until they are ready to re ceive their degrees. They are then given an examination, before a fac ulty committee, lasting at least three hours. The committee decides on the grade. Honor students do not need to attend classes, but if their work ^oes not remain satisfactory and up to the standard they may be reduced to reg ular standing again. The cumulative feature of the cut rule has been changed slightly. And the rules regarding absences have been revised. Instead of allowing cuts to accumu late until time for graduation they are kept account of and the reckon ing comes at the end of each year. Sixteen cuts means the loss of one credit. Students who enter late in either semester will have one cYedit taken from the number of hours for which they might otherwise have registered for each weeks’ absence after regis tration week. ■ If any student is so unlucky as to be absent on the day just proceeding the beginning of the Thanksgiving, Ohristmas or Spring vacations it shall be counted as double absence. (Continued on page eight) FRATERNITIES REAP UNUSUAL" ^EST OF NE1AT MATERIAL Women’s Pledging System Is Elaborate to a Degree of Tedium. WEEK OF WELCOME ENDS Clubs Compete in Rushing, Ac cording to New Pan-Hellen ic Rules of the Came. As part of the annual scheme of fraternity -rushing,” incoming fresh men were met at the trains and taken to the various houses for entertain ment. Fraternity pledging began in earnest with the beginning of regis tration Tuesday morning, according to the rules of Pan-Hellenic. The following are the pledges at the fra ternities: Sigma Nu—Ken Farley, Portland; Hunt Malarkey, Portland; Albert Holman, Portland; Geary Garrett, Medford; George Oates, Medford; iNiel Morfitt, Baker; Russell Fox, Astoria; Iver Ross, Astoria. Kappa Sigma—Harold Brock, Pen dleton; Frank Hunt, Portland; I. B. J Bowen Jr., Baker; Tyrell Carner, Grants Pass; Claude Hill, Klamath Falls; Charles John, Portland; Paul Reaney, Eugene; Albert Bowles, Portland; Fred Deckinbaugh, Salem. Beta Theta Pi—Gay Gere, Medr ford; Cairl Nelson, Chicago; Percy Boatman, Spokane; Ralph Tourtel lotti, Portland; Warren Edwards, Cottage Grove; Ward McKinney, Olympia. Alpha Tau Omega—Sprague Adam, Ontario; Charlie Croner, Eugene; Ray Burns, Coquille; William Black aby, Ontario; Ernest Nall, Klamath Falls. Sigma Chi—Lynn McCready, Lew iston, Idaho; Caroll Weldin, Port land; Rose Giger, Portland; Charles McDonald, Portland; J. D. Leonard, ! Burns; Virgil Alexander, ’Eugene; Bert Club, Eugene; J. Graham Mc Connell, Boise, Idaho; P. P. Prim, Jacksonville. Phi Gamma Delta—Don Byrd, Sa lem; Dwight Wilson, Pendleton; Os car McMillan, Wasco; Wyville Shee hy, Portland; William Hazeltine, Portland. Phi Delta Theta—Paul A. Smith, Portland; Dorsey Howard, Portland; Roger Holcomb, Portland; George P. Tucker, Roseburg; Wlayne BaTbor, Eugene; Royce C. Brown, Canby; Dale J. Butts, Newberg; Henry B. Wood, Wqpdland, Cal. Delta Tau Delta—Paul Downard, Portland; Bob Atkinson, Cottage Grove; Clarence Bean, 'Pendleton; Don Campbell, Portland; Bill Garret sen, Portland; Joe Bell, Monmouth. Iota Chi—Seth Smith, Portland; Harold Wayde, Waitsburg; Harry Miller, Myrtle Point; orman Phillips, The Dalles; George Guldager, Har risburg. (Continued on page eight) STUDENT AUTHOR LAUDS JOB. Edison Marshall, erstwhile illum inator of the Emerald columns and* of Munsey’s pages, will not return to college this fall, because he is making $110 per month as an em ployee on a Klamath Falls newspaper. Marshall expects to supplement his income by the proceeds from a book, the product of his pen, which may soon be published. Lee Hendricks, last year’s editor of the Emerald, is acting in the double capacity of city editor and telegraph editor with the Salem a daily newspaper of which his father is president. As of Yore, Women Lead Scholarship Mary Spiller Again in Lead; Dormitory Heads Men’s Organizations. From the compilation of scholar ship standings for the last semester one fact stands out preeminent. The gallantry of the University men still remains—all first places have been conceded to the women. Of the ten women’s standings all but two fall below the men’s averages. As usual the Mary Spiller women lead and the men’s dormitory has come out strong for the men. In fact there are sev eral surprises in the list that follows. In averaging the grades the follow ing values were given the several symbols: H—4; S—3; M—2; P—1; Cond.—9; F—0. 1. Mary Spiller.3.179 2. Gamma Phi Beta.2.205 3. Women not in fraternities. 2.201 4. Kappa Kappa Gamma. ... 2.172 5. Mu Phi Epsilon. . . .i.2.141 6. Alpha Phi...2.133 7. Delta Gamma.2.lip 8. Chi Omega.2.079 9. Men’s Dormitory.2.032 10. Men not in fraternities. .. 1.995 11. Delta Delta Delta...1.975 12. Alpha Tau Omega.1.892 13. Phi Delta Theta.1.833 14. Kappa Alpha Theta.1.829 15. Sigma Chi .1.780 16. Delta Tau Delta.1.725 17. Kp.ppa Sigma ...1.716 18. Beta Theta Pi.1.707 19. Iota Chi .1.705 20. Phi Gamma Delta.1.517 21. Sigma Nu.1.385 RED TAPE INTERFERES WITH TAX COLLECTION Registrar Tiffany Says That If Efficiently Operated System Will Result in Economy. The new system of collecting class taxes at the same time the student pays registration and student body fees, and of having a committee check on the expenditure of funds, will save money, because of econom ical methods, and distribute the bur den evenly because all persons will pay an equal amount, according to Registrar A. R. Tiffany, with whom will be deposited all moneys for all class treasuries. Half the efficiency of the plan has been annulled for this semester at least, because the authority for the Administration office to collect the money was not obtained in time, an order from the board of regents be ing necessary to make this possible. As it is, however, voluntary col lections obtained by Roy Stevens, senior class treasurer, were only a few short of 50 per cent of the regis tration. Of the 650 registered up to Thursday noon, 315 have paid their class dues. The number by classes is: Freshmen, 136; Sopho mores, 94; Juniors, 42; Seniors, 43. An attempt may be made to have the order in effect for the second semester, so that the rest of the dues may be collected then. Mr. Tiffany thinks, however, that this part of the plan cannot be inaugurated until the beginning of the next college year. In this case, the old method of hunt ing eaah person up a ad asking him for his dues will have to be used. As to the other phases of the sys tem, the committees that will over see the spending of monies consists down to the proper amount. The manner of obtaining money by a class for any purpose will be thus: The class will vote to spend a certain amount of money; its treasurer, with the recommendation of the president and advisor, will sign a requisition upon receipt of which Mr. Tiffany, in the case of each class of the class president, ^class treasurer and class ENROLLING LIST SHOWS INCREASE OVER LOST YEAR Registrar Tiffany and Dean Straub Hope For 1000 Stu dents by Second Semester. PORTUND SENDS MANY FROSH Theory of Larger Registration Is That the Jobless Will Study Rather Than Idle. Up until 2:30 o’clock Friday after noon, the total number of students registered In the University was 689, of whom 672 had registered! during the first three days. This is an in crease of 57 over the enrollment at the same time last year. “I think the registration for the year will be about one thousand,” said Registrar Tiffany yesterday af ternoon, adding that quite a number of students are expected to register during the next two weeks. At the office information was given out that last year 44 registered on Monday of the second week of school. That all students who will enter this year have not reyistered is the belief also of Dr. John Straub, dean of the University, who stated that this year have not registered is the past, many of the old students are the last to come in. His reason for their late registration is that, on account of the scarcity of money, those students who have jobs want to hang on to them as long as pos sible. “While I idon’t know the exact number of freshmen registered as yet, I know that a decidedly greater number of freshmen have reported this year than last,” the sponsor of the baby class continued. “By all odds, it is the largest class ever en tered!. Probably one-fourth of the freshmen are from Portland.” A new reasdp* for entering the Uni versity was advanced to Dr. Straub by two students whom he met during the registration idiays’. They said as they couldn’t get any work to do, they thought they might as well come to college. “As a whole, how ever,” the instructor said, “the fresh men who appear on the campus seem to be people who are here for busi ness and are eager for study.” A good year is predicted) by both Registrar Tiffany and Dr. Straub. Both stated that the outlook is splen did, and Mr. Tiffany added that it was a great deal better in many ways than it has ever been in the past. One reason is that most of the de partments have new men—“rattling good men, too,” as Mr. Tiffany char acterized them. advisor. Heretofore, in carrying out plans for a class function several committees were appointed, who worked independently and often ex ceeded) the amount they had to spend. Supervision by a single committee will thus keep the expenditures as keeper of the central treasury, will turn over the money voted. In regard to the matter, Lamar Tooze, president of the student body, makes the following statement: “It was thought up until the even ing before registration that no order would) be necessary to permit the steward to collect the taxes.” Wednesday Mu Phi Epsilon gave an autumn luncheon; autumn leaves being the decoration scheme. Tkurs diay evening a hay rack party and bon fire were featured. I. B. Bowen, a prominent news paper man of Baker, Oregon, spent several days of this week at the Kappa Sigma house.