Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920, October 19, 1915, Image 1

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VOL. 17.
NO. 14.
Hon. James Withycombe, State
Executive, to Appear Be
fore Student Body.
Idea of Pledging Allegiance Or
iginated With Prof. Young.
First Observed in 1912.
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ft Students’ Pledge to the State ft
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ft “As a student of this Univer- ft
ft sity, that is maintained by the ft
ft people of Oregon, I heartily ac- ft
ft knowledge the obligation I ft
ft shall owe to them. The oppor- ft
ft tunities open to me here for ft
ft securing training, ideals, and ft
ft vision for life I deeply appreci- ft
ft ate and regard as a sacred trust, ft
ft and do hereby pledge my honor ft
ft that it shall be my most deeply ft
ft cherished purpose to render as ft
ft bountiful a return to the Ore- ft
ft gon people and their posterity in ft
ft faithful and ardent devotion to ft
ft the common good as will be in ft
ft my power. It shall be the aim ft
ft of my life to labor for the ft
ft highest good and glory of an ft
ft even greater commonwealth.’’ ft
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This is the pledge that will be ad
ministered to the student body of the
University, Wednesday morning in
assembly, by Governor James Withy
combe, of the state of Oregon.
The pledge will be read by the
governor at the close of his ad
dress, “The Student’s Relationship
to the State,” and the students will
take the pledge standing.
Pledge day, which appears to be an
institution peculiar to the University
of Oregon, was originated by F. G.
Young, professor of economics and
sociology, who also wrote the pledge.
The day was first observed in 1912.
The exercises then were held on the
campus, and the classes took the
vow in order of seniority.
“The idea of the pledge is this,”
says Professor Young, “University
students have the benefit of the in
stitution supported by the tax-pay
ers. All who support the school can
not attend. It is only proper that
those who do attend and become in
debted should make acknowledge
ment of it.”
The complete program for assem
bly is the following:
9:30—'Singing of Oregon songs.
10:00—Scripture residing, by Rev
erend C. E. Hill.
Prayer—C. A. Wooddy.
Address, “Some State Problems to
Be Met.”—W. K. Newell.
Address, “The Student's Relation
ship to the State,”—Governor Withy
Reading of the pledge, and ac
A discussion of the “Lumber
Business in Oregon” has been plan
ned by the program committee of
the Commerce club for the meeting
tomorrow night. The discussion has
been subdivided into three part. The
first division “Forestry and Stand
ing Timber of Oregon,” will be given
by Jack Eliott; the second, “Lumber
Manufacturing in Oregon,” by Ernest
Watkins, and the third, “The Ef
fect of Tariff Legislation on the
Lumber Industry of Oregon,” by
Roger Jayne.
Two Poetically
Plead For Nuts
Deady Hall Bulletin Board
Holds Sentimental Pro
Who are the “Nuts?” Evidently a
new honor society, whose member
ship is something greatly to be de
sired, judging from the little ballad
that appeared on the bulletin board
in front of Deady hall, Monday morn
ing, October 18.
Although the meter may be some
what faulty the setniment cannot be
“We’re pledging to all who are Mutts
And especially to those who are Nuts,
Wie want to be Nuts like the rest
And enjoy the times that best,
No denizen of the whole can pusry,
To such good Nuts can boast as we;
To be Nuts is our college ambition,
Or throw us back into mad per
Because we are two Nuts so good,
Essay to class us in your broad,
Now listen, our plea is not ended,
Understand so persistent are we
To Nuts of might to be blended,
Success in our aim must be.”
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♦ Members of Triple A who ft
ft expect to go on the picnic ft
ft Wednesday, October 20, meet at ft
ft the Y. M. C. A. bungalow at 4 ft
ft o’clock and bring a dime. ft
Money Must be Allowed by Re
gents in Order to Ex
tend Hours.
Members of Faculty Heartily in
Favor of Keeping Library
Open More.
The University library cannot re
main open longer hours or on Friday
and Saturday nights until more
money is allowed for this purpose,
according to M. H. Douglass, li
“At any rate, we have received no
definite expression of student opin
ion officially, through the student
council. If the sentiment is in fa
vor of the library’s keeping longer
hours, we would like to have a for
mal statement of it in the form of a
petition from the council. Person
ally, if any change is made, I should
be in favor of trying the experiment
on Friday night, only at first, and in
cluding Saturday evening later, if
there is demand for it.”
Mr. Douglass has estimated the in
creased expense of this move, and it
is now in the hands of the presi
(Continued on page four)
Election to Be Held in Villard
From 10 A. M. to 2 P. M.
Polls Open at Noon.
Voting Ballots Refer to Meas
ures By Caption Only So
Study of Emerald Urged.
With judges appointed and bal
lots prepared, all arrangements have
been completed for the special stu
dent body election tomorrow, in Vil
lard hall, from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m.
Sixteen amendements are up for
judgment. Twelve are submitted to
clarify passages in the constitution.
Four provide for radical changes.
Owing to number and length of
the articles, it will not be possible to
have them printed in entirety on the
ballots. Only the title of each, with
sufficient identification, will appear;
and to simplify both voting and
counting, at the top of the ballot will
be placed No. 100—“Yes”; No. 101
—“No.” A vote cast on the “Yes”
line at this place will denote a
straight “Yes” ticket.
Anyone in favor of some of the
amendments, but opposed to others
will leave this space at the top
(Continued on Page Four.)
Would Rear Girls
In Manly Training
So Says Woman Instructor at
Vassar College, and Is
Greeted With Applause.
Poughkeepsie, Oct. 12.—Emily
James Putnam, associate In history
at Barnard College, was greeted with
applause when she said:
"I would have girls reared to be
manly. I would have them trained
in dangerous sports, where their
safety of life amd limb depends upon
their physical power. I would have
them discard their hampering cloth
ing. I would have them learn the
ordinary art of self defense. I
would have them openly carry guns.
“There is no man who would want
to change place with his own wife,
giving as reasons woman’s Inferior
physique, her econo m8c inferiority
and her emotional instability. Cor
rect the former by having girls en
gage in manly sports and not cry
when they are hure. The colleg wo
man and the industrially engaged wo
man are answering the second. The
third can be overcome by stopping
sentimental leaks.’’
Earl R. Abbett, ’06, has Just re
turned to Portland from a four
months’ stay in Glacier National
park, Montana, as one of the tourist
agents of the Glacier National Park
Hotel company. Mr. Abbott has re
entered the North Pacific College of
Dentistry in Portland for his last
OCTOBER 20, 1915.
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100 YES
107 NO
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L St
-to amend Article 12, by striking out Section 5, which provides
that the President of the University shall appoint at the beginning
of the Freshman year of each class an adviser who shall serve
the class during its college year.
Shall this resolution be adopted by the Associated Students?
Be it Itesolved: That the Freshman Class adviser should be ap
pointed by the President of the University to serve during the
Freshman year. And be it further Resolved: That each Sopho
more Class should choose its own Faculty adviser at the beginning
of their Sophomore year, said adviser to serve them during the
remainder of their college course.
Amendment to Article 2, Section 1), so that the section will
The Student Council of the Associated Students shall consist of
thirteen members. It shall be composed of the President, Vice
President, and Secretary of the Associated Students, the Editor of
the Oregon Emerald, the President of the Woman’s League, three
men and two women from the senior class of the following year,
and two men and one woman from the junior class of the follow
ing year.
Amendment to Article 3, by adding Section 7, providing an oath of
office for all officers of the Associated Students. “1 do hereby
solemly pledge and affirm that 1 will perform the duties of the of
fice to which I have been elected, as they are set out in the Con
stitution of the Associated Students, to the best of my ability.”
Amendment to the Athletic Department article 1, section 2, so
that the section will read : The Athletic Council, which shall have
full control over all athletic matters at the University, shall con
sist of the following members: (a) The President of the Univer
sity, who shall be ex-officio chairman of the Council; (b) The
President of the Associated Students; (c) Three members of the
faculty, who shall be appointed by the President of the University
on or before September first of each year; (d) Three members of
the Alumni, who shnll be elected by the Alumni Association at its
annual meeting in June; (e) The Craduate Treasurer of the Asso
ciated Students, who shall ex-officio act as Secretary of the Coun
cil; and (f) Three undergraduates, who shall be elected at the an
nual election of the Associated Students in June.
Amendment to article 5, section 1, so that the section will read:
The regular meetings of the Associated Students shall be held on
the second Wednesday in October, December, and March, ami on
the first Wednesday in May and June of each year.
Amendment to article 10, section 2, of the Constitution so that the
section will read : The Graduate Manager shall have the manage
ment of all Student Body activities, excepting the University of
Oregon Emerald. He shall perform all duties that usually apper
tain to the office of manager, including the scheduling of all con
tests, concert trips, purchasing of all supplies, and shall sign all
contracts on behalf of the Associated Students to which the Asso
ciated Students shall be a party.
Amendment to the By-laws by adding article 3, section 1. Regular
meetings of the Executive committee shall be held on the first
Wednesday in each month during the college year.
Section 2. Special meetings of the Executive Committee shall be
held on the call of the President of the Associated Students, or
upon the written request of two members, provided, however, that
members shall be notified at least twenty four hours bfore the time
set for the meeting.
Amednment to (he By-laws, article 2, section 4. so that the sec
tion will read : These By-laws may be amended by a two- thirds
vote of those present at a regular meeting of the Associated Stu
Amendment to article 3. section 3, so that the section will read;
The officers of this Association shall assume the duties of their
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124 YES
125 NO
126 YES
127 NO
128 YES
125) NO
130 YES
131 NO
various offices on the first Welnesday in June at the regular
meeting of the Associated Students.
Amendment to article !), section 1, so that the section will read:
A Graduate Treasurer shall be appointed by the retiring and new
Executive Committees at a joint meeting, held with the President
of the University, on the first Wednesday in June at the regular
meeting of the Executive Committee.
Amndment to article 3, section 2, clause 7, so that the clause will
read : Officers for this Association shnll be nominated at the reg
ular meeting of the Associated Students in May.
Amendment to article 3, section 2, clause H, so that the clause
will read: The “Australian Ballot” shall be used in all Student
Body elections.
Amendment to article (i, section 1, so that the section will read:
Should less than three vacancies occur in the Executive Committee,
they shall be filled by the remaining members of the Committee.
Should three or more vacancies occur in the Executive Committee,
such vacancies shall be filled by regular election as provided in
the Constitution Article (3), such election to be conducted by the
members of the Executive Committee still holding, and suffi
cient number chosen by (lie faculty to make up the five election
Motion: Shall the President of the Associated Students appoint
a committee to revise the Constitution and By-luws of the Asso
ciated Students, said Committee to have power to change such
wording of the Constitution and By-laws ns may be necessary to
secure logical rearrangement; provided however that the meaning
of the present constitution be maintained ; and provided further,
that the revised Constitution and By-laws shall be submitted to a
vote of the Associated Students and receive a majority of the vote
cast before it shall become operative.
Article 4, Section 1. This publication shall be known ns the "Ore
gunn.” and shall be published in the month of May of each
Article r>, section 1. The publication of this b<s»k shall be in the
bands of an Editor-in-chief, and a business manager who shall be
the direction of the Graduate Manager and the Executive Commit
tee of the Associated Students.
Section 2. The Editor-in-chief and the business manager shall be
elected at the regular student body election, to srve for the fol
lowing year, and shall determine what assistants they need.
Section 3. Should a vacancy occur in either the office of Editor
in-chief or the business manager, it shall be filled by immediate
appointment by the Student Council of the Associated Students.
Article 6. Section 1. The Editor-in-chief shall have general super
vision over the publication of the book. lie shall preside at all
meetings of the editorial staff, and shall direct the policy of the
Section 2. Associate editors shall work under the direction of the
Section 3. The business manager, under the direction of the Grad
uate Manager and the Executive Committee, shnll have charge of
the finances of the publication. He shall collect all debts due to
the book, and shnll sign all contracts and pay ull bills on behalf
of the book upon authorisation of the Graduate Manager and the
Executive Committee.
Section 4. The Editor-in-Chief and the business manager shall
receive no compensation for their work on the publication, and
should there be a surplus after all of the expenses of the publi
cation have been settled, it shall accrue to the student body treas
Article 7. Section 1. The Editor-in-chief and the business manager
wjio have been elected by the class of 1017 shall have charge of the
publication of the book for the school year 1015-1016, with the
provision that the business manager shull be under the direction ol
the graduate manager and the Executive Committee of the Asso
ciated Students: Provided, further: that this article become auto
matically inoperative as soon us their successors have been duly
elected and qualified, and shall be stricken from the Constitution
of the Associated Students.
Great Bezdekian Rejuvenation
of Team Shows Which Style
of Football Is Best.
0. A. 0. Fracas a“Stew Spiller”
and Aggies May Come Back
as Strong as Lemon-Yellow.
(By Chester Fee)
We diid it. But it is no time to
crow yet, for there are two other
roosters, namely Whitman and O. A.
C., still scraping around in the
conference football scrap heap, wait
ing to be hammered up. And the
Willamette is crouching behind
the fence, catlike, hoping to
sieze the lemon-yellow unsuspecting,
as they did a couple of years ago.
Willamette looks easy, but Whitman
may turn to be that proverbial
thorn; as they have been for some
time, year after year. And lastly,
O. A. C. is far from conquered yet.
Three years ago they were defeated
47-0 by Wlashington, yet Oregon was
only able to beat them 3-0, despite
the fact that the Varsity piled up 14
points against Washington’s 30. So
Oregon can expect a strong come
back, comparable to its own rejuve
nation, on November 20.
Perhaps the greatest change ever
brought about in Northwest football
circles in such a short time, was
sprung by Coach Bezdek, when he
whipped a conquered team into a
bunch of conquerors. Everybody
knew that if the fellows would work
as the coach commanded, that Ore
gon would have a team, and this has
been successfully demonstrated. The
first honors go to the coach; and to
the men, the second, for they deserve
credit and praise even, for their
work, and the attempt to observe
more closely the training rules,
which had hertofore been sadly ne
Oregon did not win Saturday be
cause it ran up against a “sad"
team. Many people think this, but I
think a careful consideration of the
facts will disprove this contention.
Oregon rushed the Idaho team off
their feet in the first half, for they
were suspecting nothing of the sort.
They knew what the lemon-yellow
didn’t have at Pullman, and straight
football was all they expected to re
ceive. But Oregon sprung an entire
ly new line of thought and got away
with it.
Notable among the improvements
were Interference, tackling, and
general offense. The team seemed
able to go when they wanted to, but
at times that Idaho spirit checked
the boys, as In the third period,
when Oregon had the ball close to
their goal, but were unable to put
It over.
From the standpoint of real foot
ball, the last half was better than the
first., In that both teams were able to
get away about the same. To those
that still Insist that Idaho was weak,
we cite this Instance. And if Purdy,
a former Oregon man, who was sub
stituted for quarter near the end of
the third quarter, had been in that
position all of the game, there
might be a far different story to re
hearse now. He was a running,
dodging demon—always shifting
around several Oregon would-be
tacklers before he fell into someone’s
The Oregon men, for the first time
in three years, left their feet when
they were tackling, or running inter
ference, and herein lay much of their
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