OREGON EMERALD Published each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday of the college year, by the Associated Students of the University of Oregon. Entered at the postoffice at Eugene as second class matter. Subscription rates, per year, fl.OO. Single copies, 5c. STAFF 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 STAFF 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 blind rage. 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 world-wide competition. 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 this rule. 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 hands. I CAMPUS NOTES *[ * --* H. C. Burns of Medford, was a Tuesday night guest at the Alpha Tau Omega. 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 University. 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 dormitory. President Campbell is spending Saturday in Portland and Sunday in Astoria, visiting his daughter in the latter city. 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 mitory. The boys of the Men’s dormitory will entertain the Mary Spiller girls with a campfire supper Friday eve ning. -- !• * 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 vesper services. Next Monday evening there will be a reception to Bishop Sumner and Rev. R. W. Griffith at St. Mary’s Parish. 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.” ~FOOTBALL THUDS * 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 forward passes. Two companies of cadets at the University of California engaged in sham battle Tuesday on the Ber keley hills. 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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