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About Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 23, 1915)
Published each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday of the college year, by the
Associated Students of the University of Oregon.
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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF.MAX H. SOMMER
Assistant Editors.Wallace Eakln, Leslie O. Toose
Managing Editor.Harold Hamatreet
News Editors.Mandel Weiss, Clytle Hall, DeWItt Gilbert
City Editor...Harry L. Ku< k
BUSINESS MANAGER.FLOYD C. WESTERFIEI.D
Manager’s and Editor’s Phone—-S41.
Intercollegiate Athletics Regulated
INTERCOLLEGIATE athletics went through the consuming
fire of the faculty probe and has come out practically unscathed.
We know that many cohorts, who are blinded by what might have
been and what early in the investigation was feared—but what
did not happen, are ranting their heads off in the first heat of
The entire campus was keyed up to a point of emotional
strain. Psychologists tell us that such emotional stress and
such concentration of attention tends to go out into its inevitable
action even if the expected fails to happen. And that is just what
has taken place on the campus.
On the whole we think the faculty action neither rash nor
radical. Contrariwise we think it liberal and rational. The point
that we favor most is the drowning of that old bugbearish idea
of the radicalism involved in the complete abolition of intercolleg
iate athletics. On the surface it seems radical, but getting down
beneath the surface it is as old as the hills, and mayhaps, older.
Time was when the growing spirit of “athleticism” was regarded
by the staid spinsters of both sexes as the outcropping of the devil
in sinful mankind.
But now athletics is regarded by authorities as a necessary
function in the educational system, and not only local athletics but
intercollegiate athletics. The latter form of sport is the greatest
teacher for real life, in that it embodies the spirit of fair-play in
The greatest shriek from the campus rose when a miscon
ception occurred over the recommendation concerning the one-year
period. No such ruling was passed and will not be passed at Ore
gon unless the rest of the conference colleges in their meeting in
Portland during December adopt a like rule. If all adopt this rule,
there will be no disadvantage incurred; but it is not likely to pass,
so why the space.
The temporary discontinuance of intercollegiate basketball
for an experiment does in no wise sound the death-knell of the con
ference game by slow degrees. We understand that it was done
after hearing favorable opinion of the coaches. Moreover it was
done temporarily to see the effect of more attention being devoted
to the hoi polloi of college students who are not proficient enough
to make varsity teams; if it is a failure basketball will be resumed
on a firmer basis; if it is a success, intercollegiate basketball will
not be resumed.
Again there was a tumult of gossipy cross-fire about the rec
ommendation providing that students flunking, incompleting or
withdrawing from courses be prohibited from student activities.
That was too stringent a recommendation, and it was not passed.
Instead the regular Northwest conference rule regarding scholar
ship of athletes was extended to ull activ%.es, thus withdrawing
the class discrimination against athletes. If the former rule had
passed, ye Emerald staff would have been the first to succumb to
Further comment is unnecessary; only to this extent; we un
derstand that this legislation is final and is no attempt to do away
with intercollegiate athletics by the little-by-little method. We un
derstand that the faculty has taken a stand to strengthen inter
collegiate athletics by rational regulation. If this is time, as we
believe it to be, the whole rigmarole is O. K. In fact we have an
inkling that the first move to strengthen intercollegiate football is
by the formation of a five-team Pacific Coast conference league,
to include Oregon, Washington, California, Stanford and O. A. C.,
which will do away with these unknown games with unknown
schools—games that have no prestige in the athletic world.
Militarism Make Men?
DURING HIS visit on the campus, Governor James Withy
combe, in an after-dinner speech, which was heartily endorsed by
following speakers, strongly urged that Oregon establish military
drill. The benefits of drill, it was stated, would add the necessary
iota of patriotic preparedness, and would be of physical value in
“making men" out of the students. Such drill, compulsory be
cause of land-grants by the government, has been in force at Cal
ifornia, Washington and Oregon Agricultural College.
We do not in any wise believe in compulsory drill, for the ob
vious reasons that are current—so current, in fact that we will
not repeat them. But we also heartily disbelieve in compulsory
absence of military drill. The attitude of Vale University strikes
us as the most plausible, and that is voluntary drill. There are
probably enough students in favor of drill at Oregon to form two
companies of 65 strong each, and these students could without
doubt secure the excellent aid of officers of the coast artillery,
who are permanently stationed in Eugene. And in all probability
the new armory could be secured for the purpose.
We mention this simply as a suggestion and do not urge it.
But as for compulsory drill, we are antagonistic. We believe
that the University, of all institutions, should be free from possible
taint of militarism. The gymnasium furnishes enough drill for
physical training. We believe tiiat there are better methods of
making men out of mere students than forcing the rifle into their
I CAMPUS NOTES *[
H. C. Burns of Medford, was a
Tuesday night guest at the Alpha
An informal get-together meeting
of the heads of the various frater
nity and sorority houses and dormi
tories with members of faculty com
mittees was the occasion of a dinner
at the Mary Spiller Hall last evening
from six to eight o’clock.
It is customary for the members
of the faculty and the president to
meet with representatives of the
houses once a month for a general
'discussion of the interests of the
Those present were: Dean Straub,
Dean Guppy, President and Mrs.
Campbell, N. C. Grimes, J. F. Bovard,
E. S. Conklin and a representative
from each fraternity, sorority and
President Campbell is spending
Saturday in Portland and Sunday in
Astoria, visiting his daughter in the
Chief Justice F. A. Moore, Profes
sors Hope, Reeder and Merritt and
J. D. Foster were guests of the Dor
mitory at supper Thursday night.
Miss Fitch was a dinner guest
Monday of Kappa Alpha Theta.
Governor Withycombe, President
and Mrs. P. L. Campbell, Mrs. Ger
linger, Mr. Newell, Mr. Clay Hall, an
Oregon University Alumnus, Prof.
Grimes, Prof. Rebec, Dr. Straub and
Mr. L. H. Johnson were guests for
Wednesday dinner of the Men’s dor
The boys of the Men’s dormitory
will entertain the Mary Spiller girls
with a campfire supper Friday eve
I * Alpha Tau Omega issues a ♦
# challenge to bowl any three or #
] £ five man Fraternity team on the 9
# Campus. #
|* FACULTY FIBS I
* - ★
President Campbell addressed the
Baptist convention which is in ses
sion in Eugene, yesterday morning.
In the afternoon the members of the
convention called upon the president
and were shown about the campus.
Bishop Walter T. Sumner, Episco
pal bishop of the Diocese of Oregon,
will be in Eugene tomorrow morn
ing. Eater in the year Bishop Sum
ner will be at one of the University
Next Monday evening there will be
a reception to Bishop Sumner and
Rev. R. W. Griffith at St. Mary’s
R. W. Broecker. Instructor in ed
ucation will discuss, “The Relation
or Philosophy to Suicide,” at the
first meeting of the Philosophical
club this year.
The meeting will be held next
Wednesday evening. October 27, in
l>r. Sheldon's room In the Library,
at 7:30 o’clock.
Dr. Warren D. Smith, head of the
geology department, lectured last
night before the members and friends
of the Masama club at the East Side
Public Library, Portland, on the sub
ject. "From Nebula to Man.”
California won her first collegiate
football game by defeating the Sher
man Indian school 44 to 7. Califor
j nia's offensive work was featured by
Two companies of cadets at the
University of California engaged in
sham battle Tuesday on the Ber
The dry-room was used for the
first time Thursday.
Ensley is apparently laid out for
the season with his "Charley-horse.”
The 2 80-pounder could not accom
pany the team to Whitman
O. A. C. is now making a complete
re-arrangement of tier line. But she
is just one week behind Oregon, and
one week will tell.
Bill does not anow any of his
track men to play basketball. Now
that the sport is abolished, will the
track team strengthen?
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We now have a full line of hot
drinks. Chille con Carne, Tom
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Noodles and Chop Suey. Come
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Leading Confectionary and
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Staple and Fancy Groceries.
We always carry a full line of
fresh fruits and vegetables in
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The Big Wagon
Oposite Rex Theatre
DELIGHTFUL OCEAN TRIP
P>i tween Portland and San Francisco via
Round $30 trip from Eugene.
Meals and berth included.
S. S. NORTHERN PACIFIC” and
“GREAT NORTHERN” Tuesday,Thurs
NORTH BANK ROAD Steamer Ex
press (Steel Par'or Cars and Coaches)
leaves Portland 9:30. S. S. arrives S. F.
3:30 p. m. next day.
Through tickets by popular routes east
direct or through California.
II. R. KNIGHT, Agent,
Oregon Electric Ry., Eugene.
alwaps has fresh candy—the kind you like
■‘THE STUDENT SHOP”
Mapleton and Cushman
Eugene to Mapleton and
Eugene to Cushman
Train leaves Eugene at 7:20 a. m. daily. Boat meets train at
Mapleton and Cushman for Florence
A delightful week-end outing. Good fishing in the lakes
and rivers along the new line.
Full particulars from Agent Eugene
John M. Scott, General Passenger Agent, Portland, Oregon.
We make a specialty of
“Varsity Whip cream” and
Fancy brick ice cream and
punch for parties. Merch
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