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EUGENE, OREGON, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1915.
1 FAVOR ALL FORMS
OF MANLY SPORTS;
Executive’s Assertions Greet
ed With Applause By Crowd
ed Assembly Hall.
RE6ENT NEWELL SPEAKS
Many Other Notables Are
Present at Annual Pledge
“I attend every football game I
can. I am a football enthusiast.
Amd I thoroughly favor all forms of
manly sport.” The crowded assem
bly hall greeted these words of Gov
ernor James Wlithycombe with big
‘‘Of course,” he continued, with a
twinkle in his eyes, ‘‘there never was
a team 1 didn’t want Oregon to beat
—except O. A. C. But now I must
The occasion for these remarks of
the state’s governor was at the an
nual pledge day ceremonies in Vil
lard hall, Wednesday morning at the
regular assembly hour of 10 o’clock.
As the speakers came on the plat
form, everybody rose up and gave a
cheer for the governor, Mrs. Ger
linger, Regent W. K. Newell, and
Congressman W. C. Hawley, and Rev.
C. A. Dooddy, and Rev. C. E. Hill.
Dr. Straub introduced these last
two men as members of some of the
first classes ever held at Oregon,
when there was but one building and
the student body numbered 125. They
both graduated with the class of
1881. Rev. Hill read the scriptures,
and Rev. Wooddy delivered the pray
After the singing of America, W.
K. Newell, regent of the University,
spoke on “Seme of the Problems
That Face Oregon.” He took up his
subject by professions, considering
the particular problems of each.
“Your new law course,” he said, “is
to meet the need for better trained
lawyers. There is need for a (
broader view and a getting away
from grooves. The criminal proced
ure needs reforming. No lawyer has
any right to sell his services for the
perversion of justice.
“A doctor,” he continued, “gives
more public service without charge
than a man of any other profession.
Two of the ways in which he can
render service now is to check the
use of injurious drugs, and to im
prove sanitary conditions.
“Journalism is one of the finest
fields open to young people,” Mr.
Newell went on to say. “Especially
in country newspaper work is there
great opportunity to make yourselves
felt, and to exert an influence for
good. The average adult takes his
views of politics and science and
sports and even religion from his fa
vorite paper. An editor can weld
a community together. But have a
paper with a soul above the adver
“A teacher must reach out far be
yond the four walls of her school
room if she would make the best of
her opportunities. She must find
some way to reach the parents and the
community through the children. She
can better social life 0and instill
ideals of right living and she can
keep the communities from march
“Too often our ministers are
preachers, rather than pastors,” he
said. “No real pastor counts his
services done when he has preached
on Sunday. A successful minister
must live his religion seven days in
“A majority of you will enter busi
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Over Caf’s Death
Pet Tabby of Oamma Phis Has
Spasms But Snyder and
Monteith Cure Her.
The Gamma Phi Beta house is in
mourning, it is wearing crepe on its
several sleeves, traces of tears may
be discerned on the fair cheeks, swol
len eyelids further attest their incon
solable grief, sadness and gloom per
vade the chapter house—together
with indescribable odor.
Did the cook burn the roast?
Bill Snyder and Orville Mon
tieth did it. Did what? Killed the
cat that the Gamma Phi’s loved, that
had the spasms, and was suffering,
and was going to die, and was wring
ing the hearts of all the girls that
witnessed its suffering.
In dire distress, Bill and Montie
were called upon the scene. After
putting a timely end to tabby’s agon
ies they carlessly tossed her into the
furnace. The girls are now more
■’cutely aware of poor kitty’s demise
than they were of her spasms.
REAL BUSINESS MEN
Series of 15 Lectures Arranged
from Oregonians Who Have
“In the course of lectures now be
ing given before the class in indus
trial and ^commercial survey, Eu
metropolitan commercial school,”
gene will have the advantage of a
said Dr. iD. W. Morton, dean of the
school of commerce.
The course consists of 15 lectures,
to be given one each week for the
entire semester. The tentative pro
gram is as follows:
October 27—H. B. Miller, director
of the school of commerce, “Princi
ples of Protective Tariff.”
November 3.—W. P. Woodward, of
Woodard, Clarke Company, Portland,
"The Ethics of Price Protection.”
November 10.—O. B. Coldwell,
manager Portland Railway, Light
and Power Company, “Possibilities
of the Uses of Electric Power in
Oregon in Rural Homes and on the
November 17.—Mr. Miller.
December 1.—C. E. Spence, master
of the State Grange, Oregon City,
Ore., "Problems of Distribution.”
December 8.—J. E. Miller, Port
land, Ore., “Investment of Insurance
December 15.—L. F. Harza, of
the Harza Company, Spaulding
Building, Portland, Ore., “Hydro
Electric Power of the World.”
January 5.—Mr. Miller, subject to
be selected later.
January 12.—Dean Bexell of Ore
gon Agricultural College.
January 20.—H. B. Miller.
January 26.—John Beating, Lum
bermens National Bank, Portland,
Dr. Morton’s and the lecture by
Mr. Coldwell on “Hydro-Electric
Power” will be supplemented rwith
Miss Oberholtz Dies
News was received last week of the
death of Miss Aldous Oberholtz, a
member of the 1913 graduating class.
Miss Oberholtz entered the Univer
sity from University of Colorado,
after being graduated from Elkhart
high school, Elkhart, Indiana. She
was a member of the 1913 co-ed
debating team, and a member of
j the Delta Gamma fraternity. After
| graduation from the University, she
j taught in Spokane College, Spokane.
OPPOSITION IS SILL
Committee Wiil Draft and Sub
mit Revised Constitution
to Student Body.
OREGANA—YES, 112, NO, 1
Small Number Cast Ballots;
Due to Wholesale Favor
A practically uncontested victory
for all of the sixteen amendments
was the result of Wednesday’s special
student body balloting. Every ar
ticle received a one-sided “yes”
The results were as follows:
Repealing faculty advisor clause—
Yes, 105; no, 5.
Faculty advisory resolution—Yes,
89; no, 10.
Vice-president member of student
council—Yes, 105; no, 7.
Oath of office—Yes, 108; no, 4.
Athletic council: President of stu
dent body made member and presi
dent of council’s absolute veto re
moved—Yes, 110; no, 1.
Duties of graduate manager—Yes,
103; no, 7.
Meetings of executive committee—
Yes, 106; no, 4.
Amendments to by-laws—Yes,
101; no, 10.
Time for student officers to take
office—Yes, 107; no, 3.
Election of graduate treasurer—
Yes, 104; no, 7.
Nominations for officers — Yes,
105; no, 5.
Australian ballot system—Yes 111;
Filling of vacant offices—Yes,
104; no, 7.
Constitutional revision committee
—Yes, 106; no, 6.
Oregana amendment—Yes, 112;
Only 125 ballots were east. Ac
cording to President Lamar Tooze,
this was due to the tact that every
body was in favor of the amendments,
and everybody was confident that
they would carry.
As a result of the judgment, the
committee which tdrew up the
amendments is empowered to draft
them into the constitution, after
which the whole will again be sub
mitted to vote of e student body,
and if accepted will be published in
the revised form.
This committee consists of Cloyd
Dawson, Anson Cornell, Edith Brock,
Louise Bailey, Bothwell Avison and
The finished product will be a con
stitution with all the important pro
visions wfithjiin the doctrijie itself,
rather than in scattered by-laws.
A great deal of surprise has been
expressed that only one vote was
cast against the Oregana amendment.
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0.1. C. MID DEED
DON’T WANT CO EDS
Sister Colleges Refuse to Com
pete If Women Are Al
lowed On Teams.
DEBATE PROBLEM PRESENTED
Prescott Says Women Should
Have a Chance, as Oregon
(By Walter S. Kennon)
Arrangements for the Oregon de
bates with both O. A. C. and Reed
are at present held up, as neither
institution will consent to allowing
women to compete in the contests.
Reed' flatly refuses to debate if wo
men are allowed on the team, while
O. A. C. justifies its decision on the
ground that women have never be
fore participated in debate with
them. Oregon, however, favors the
policy of having co-eds on the team.
"Oregon thinks that women ought
to be permitted to go into debate,”
said Coach Prescott, “on an equal
footing with the men, because Ore
gon is a co-educational institution.
The charter of the University sayB
that iwomen shall be admitted into
an equal standing with the men of
"Oregon is now an equal suflrage
state. When the women graduate
from this college they will take their
places in social and political po
sitions on an equal basis with men.
In actual life there will be no dis
crimination between sexes, either in
a social or a political sense. We be
lieve that while the women are in
college they should receive the train
ing of debating with and against men
in order that they may be prepared
to uphold their end in later life.
"We can’t see that it iB an argu
merit to refuse women admittance in
to these contests because we haven’t
admitted' them in the past.”
At present Oregon has no debate
contract with Reed. An effort was
made to change the dual debate be
tween Oregon and O. A. C. into a
triangular affair between Oregon,
Reed and O. A. C. If O. A. C. and
Reed will not admit women, this
proposed increase in our program
will be out of the question, because
the debate council is of the opinion
that if any further contracts are
undertaken it shall be for the taking
care of the needs of 'women in de
bate. However, negotiations over this
point are still pending.
If these negotiations result unsuc
cessfully, the team is already chosen.
Oregon will need only six men for
all the debates. If successful, it
will need 10 representatives, both
men and women as first planned,
eight for the first team and two al
An effort is also being made to
change the dual debate with Mon
tana into a three-cornered compe
tition between Montana, Utah and
Oregon. No word has as yet been
received from these schools in an
swer to the proposition.
In the debate tryouts last Satur
day six made the first team string
of debaters. These were Dal King,
Nicholas Jaureguy, Cloyd Dawson,
Meyer, Earl Fleisehman and Rosa
lind' Bates. A week from Saturday
the two alternates and two regulars,
if needed, will be selected from the
following: Edwin Cox, Robert Mc
Murray, Amy Carson, Hobart Mc
Fadden, S. C. Pierce, Will H. Garret
son and Chester Fee.
The general subject of debate be
tween Oregon, Washington, and
Stanford will be, ’ National Prepared
ness." The debate council will meet
Friday afternoon to frame a specific
question to submit to the other insti
Football Pay ?
Well, Read This
Iowa (lity, Iowa—'Local mer
chants are all "het up” over to
morrow's football game betweeu
the University of Iowa and Nor
thwestern. For instance, the play
er who makes the best play dur
ing the battle will receive enough
free presents to start a first-class
store. The merchants have an
nounced that they will give as
Gold Cuff links.
Two tickets to each of three
Free tonsorial work at two
A pair of shoes.
A dozen photographs.
A fall suit.
A pair of gloves.
Aplha Kappa Psi
D. W. MORTON,
H. B. MILLER,
REP. HAWLEY EXPLAINS
RURAL CREDIT DILL
Congressman Is One of Those
Who Will Draft Measure to
Present Before Congress.
The rural credit bill, which la to ]
be Introduced In congress before
January 1, as well as the broader
field of rural credit In general, were
discussed by Representative W. C.
Hawley, of the first congressional
district of Oregon, in an address be
fore the Industrial survey class, In
Guild theatre, Wednesday afternoon.
This bill has not been drawn up as
yet, but, according to Mr. Hawley,
who is a member of the committee,
it will probably contain the points
which he indicated.
The farmer who wishes to negoti
ate a loan must apply to a designated
agent. Disinterested persons will
be appointed to appraise his property,
and he will be allowed to borrow
to half its value. The farmer can
only secure loans for productive pur
poses, as the bill is justified on sub
sistence grounds. A mortgage on
the farm is to be given as security.
The government will issue land
bonds on these mortgages, which
will be, Mr. Hawley says, on a par
with United States bonds.
Why is rural creditnecessary? Mr.
Hawley pointed out that, although
the United States has not yet reached
the point at which the products of
the soil are inadequate for the sup
port of the people, a point long since
reached by the older countries of
Europe, our population is now in
creasing more rapidly than our food
supply. The farmers cannot, how°
ever, institute a more efficient ag
ricultural system without capital,
and it is to admit of this increase in
capital that the ruarl credit bill was
Mr. Hawley arrived in Eugene
Tuesday evening at 8:50. Part of
the morning he spent at the Univer
sity pledge day exercises, where he
OF ATHLETIC CHANGES
Favors Intercollegiate Athletics
Only Under Modified Ex
MAINTAIN THAT EVILS EXIST
Basketball Would Be Dropped
as Intercollegiate Sport If
A Faculty Action Today on Com
A inittee Report
♦ After nearly three hours of
A debate this afternoon, from 4 to
A 6:30 o’clock the faculty had
A taken the following action on
A the committee report to the fac
A ulty on intercollegiate athletics:
A Passed 1.
A Passed 2.
A A Rejected 3.
A Passed 4.
A Will act on 6 and 6 tomor
A Passed 7, but amended the
A definition to read: "Scouting
A is herewith defined as the offer
A Ing of any inducement to pros
A peetlve students with a view of
A their becoming candidates for
A positions on any Varsity team.”
A Passed 8.
A Will act on 9 tomorrow.
A Passed 1 and 2 as to ultl
A mate athletic policy.
A Passed 1 and 2 recominenda
A tions to Northwest conference.
A Will act tomorrow on 1, 2
> and 3 requests of faculty.
The faculty committee on inter
ollegtate athletics made to the fac
ulty the following recommendations
for immediate legislation:
1. That basketball be suspended
for the present as an intercollegiate
2. That the pre-season training
camp for the varsity football squad
i be ordered discontinued.
3. That the training table of Var
sity football men receive no financial
support from the funds of the asso
4. That the practice period for
varsity teams be limited to from 4
to 6:30 o’clock p. m.
5. Intercollegiate football con
tests shall be limited to seven in any
one season, of which not more than
three shall be conference games.
6. Baseball schedules, and bas
ketball schedules (If Intercollegiate
basketball is resumed) shall be re
stricted to contests with teams west
of the Cascade mountains; provided
that one or more games may be
played to determine a conference
championship with the champion of
the easterly division.
7. That official representatives
of the University be forbidden to
scout for athletes.
8. That the University of Oregon
representatives at conference meet
ings which determine intercollegiate
athletics shall be appointed by the
president from the faculty; and that
the three faculty members of the
athletic counsel shall constitute a
standing committee of the faculty.
Instructed to report at least once each
9. That no student shall, without
special permission of the faculty,
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