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ROOTERS’ PRACTICE TUESDAY AFTERNOON ON KINCAID FIELD—4 P.M.
EUGENE, OREGON, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1915.
U. S. SURVEY RANKS
T EFFICIENCY HIGH
S. P. Capen, Expert, Says Ore
gon One of State’s Best In
struments For Democracy.
SPIRIT DECLARED EXCELLENT
Board of Regents Is Criticised,
But Later the Writer Gives
Reasons Which Mitigate.
That the University of Oregon is
one of the state’s most efficient in
struments for a more intelligent and
efficient democracy is the tenor of
the report of investigator S. P.
Capen, made public today by the
executive committee of the board of
regents. The report contains
nearly 15,000 words. Mr. Capen is a
specialist in higher education from
the United States bureau o>f educa
tion, and his examination of the
state University was conducted dur
ing September in response to request
made of the federal bureau by the
president and regents of the Univer
Dr. Capen says in his conclusion:
“The investigator would like to
emphasize his appreciation of the
general soundness and vigor of the
institution. Its faculty as a whole
is alert and capable; the students
clean, intelligent, and for the most
part well-prepared. The spirit of the
institution, as it has been observed
during the ten days following regis
duction of a more intelligent and
of Oregon is one of the state’s most
important instruments for the pro
ducion of a more intelligent and
efficient democracy. The state may
well take pride in its University.”
The former rivalry between the
partisans of the University and the
agricultural college has largely sub
sided, Dr. Capen finds. “Citizens of
the state who have in the past op
posed the University are now much
more friendly to it,” he says. “Wihile
it is gratifying to learn of this
change of attitude, it is neverthless
clear that most citizens still fail to
understand their University. * The
impression is common that the Uni
versity is a ‘classical college, with
professional schools attached.’ The
larger vision is lacking. It may be
that the University itself is partly at
fault. It has evidently failed to in
terpret itself convincingly to the state.
To be sure, it has had to fight for
its life and has only now reached a
place where it might make plans
with a reasonable assurance of con
Conspicuous in the report Is Dr.
Capen’s emphasis upon the need for
men trained in business. “Oregon Is
evidently a fruitful field for com
mercial development,” he says.
“Business is becoming a learned pro
fession.” He shows the increase in
Oregon, in the decade preceding the
last national census, from 35,635 to
82,098 persons engaged in manufac
turing and mechanical industries, and
says experienced Oregonians have
informed him that a still greater rel
ative growth of business may be ex
pected in the next few years. These
figures he uses to substantiate his
assertion of the state’s need of a Uni
versity school of commerce.
The report takes up the profession
al training in medicince. law, educa
tion, journalism, and architecture
only briefly. All are commended.
“Indeed it is probable that the school
of education alone has brought the
state returns in improved education
al standards and in the promotion of
civic efficiency which are worth all
(Continued on page four)
May Sail Nov. 20
Gym Channel Is Too Shallow So
Juniors Charter Armory Har
bor For Big Dance.
That dance on November 20 is
going to be some little ship, if Skip
per Rathbun has the straight dope
when he predicts the way the course'
is going to be run. He had to char
ter the armory, because the weather
bureau figured that • the channel at
the gym wouldn’t begin to be deep
enough to accommodate the fleet that
I they expect to wheel into line for the
grand parade. The present harbor
will easily holid a flotilla of 500 men
o’-war and their consorts.
Leone Williams has charge of the
grog—and you know she knows grog
from the liquor to the orange rinid.
The log, too, is going to be some
thing that will shiver the timbers of
the oldest tar on the floor. Helen
Curry has charge of this program
compartment of the grand old ves
Pilot rules will be practically dis
regarded on the great occasion and
all kinds of new and novel tacking
and steaming will be looked upon
with full favor by the naval boartd.
Orders have been issued and it
only remains for the trusty ships to
swing into line. Lay a true course
for the harbor, for, though there will
be a sure enough bar in evidence, it
is understood that it will be so regu
lated as not to be too boisterous or
rough for even the mildest mannered
Oh, hear the fiddle’s wail,
Set every racing sail,
By speed create a gale,
Come and be jolly.
The management wants it under
stood that it will be a strictly neutral
voyage, alhough there will be plente
ous crowds of the cattle-boat enemy
in the channel.
WANT ANSE WITH TEAM
Student Council Appropriates
Necessary Sum to Send Cor
nell South; He Refuses.
The student council met last night
and unanimously passed a resolution
| that the exectuive council appropri
ate the funds necessary to send Cap
Itain Anson Cornell to Los Angeles.
The latter body met early this morn
jing and appropriated $75 for the
.trip, but they had not figured on
“Anse.” Even though a ticket and
money for extras was handed to the
doughty incapacitated captain. He
refused. Students were ready to es
Jcort him to the depot and give him a
send off fitting his position, but the
^star quarter-back of seven years of
j hero worship declined the offer un
^er “the circumstances,” as he
Coach Hugo Bezdek is allowed but
a limited number on each football
trip, and this year for the first time,
An^on Cornell was not on the list.
The reason was that Cornell has been
incapaciated this season, due to an
injury in a last year’s game.
ut the students were displeased at
the action, and no sooner were the
football players on their way to Los
Angeles than the council expressed
their disfavor with the action and
voted to send “Anse” down, despite
the action. The reasons for the ac
tion were given by the student
council: (1) That it was proper for
(the captain to make the trip: (2)
that past service and sacrifice earn
ed for Cornell the right to all trips;
(3) that student body sentiment was
j strongly opposed to the action,
]which had too mercenary a purpose.
ATHLETICS FOR ALL
FAVORED BY REGENTS
Board Provides For Golf Links
and Laeves Other Recommen
dations to Later Decision
Ample opportunity for every Ore
gon man and woman to engage in
[some athletic sport is the policy of
the intra-mural sports committee,
'which has just placed before the ex
ecutive committee of the board of re
gents a report in which recommenda
tions are made' for a temporary in
crease in athletic facilities.
The committee states as one of its
planks in the general platform of
athletic reform “to provide an in
centive and an opportunity for every
student to secure at least one hour’s
physical activity daily as a balance
to the sedentary demands of univer
sity life.” In making a survey of
the facilities on the campus the
committee found that provision for
athletics is entirely inadequate. The
temporary suspension of basketball
as an intercollegiate sport will leave
a vacancy on the University calen
dar for three months, which need
the greatest possible amount of ath
letic stimulation, and to fill this va
cancy a comprehensive system of
intra-mural sports will be arranged.
All departments and organizations of
the campus will probably organize
basketball teams, which will play in
a preliminary series. Judges will,
if this plan is adopted, select the
25 best players, who will become
captains of as many quintets, which
will have the cream of basketball
ability. In this way, it is intended
that 125 men will have a rating for
the finals. The winner of the finals
will be given the title of campus
champions and will be presented with
a silver cup, and possibly some per
manent symbol of credit.
One of the immediate recommen
dations is that a golf course be laid
out on the new athletic field for the
use of the students and faculty. These
links, it is planned, will accommo
date 200 persons the year around—
100 men and 100 women.
Still another recommendation for
the immediate use of the University
is for a dozen dirt tennis courts on
the lower campus, which it is esti
mated will accommodate for play
three time a week about 400 men
and women. These are to be con
verted into asphalt courts from
time to time as finances permit.
These matters have already been
placed before the board of regents,
which met here on Thursday, and
the attitude was one of friendliness
toward any plan of democratizing
| athletics at the University. The
committee was authorized to go
ahead with the golf courses and
enough assurance was given to make
the remainder of the report a
reality within comparatively short
Other general needs that will be
supplied in the near future are an ex
tra baseball diamond for intra-mural
baseball, and also an extra football
field. The women will in all prob
ability be supplied with a semi-open
air pavilion for winter sports and
gymnasium floor space which has
been lacking the past. This will be a
temporary structure, pending the
construction of the women’s build
ing. It will be situated immediately
to the rear of the men’s gymnasuim.
These are the immediate plans to
suffice for the present, but within
a year or two it is hoped that the
new tile drained athletic field will be
constructed. This field has been
held up on account of present finan
ces not warranting the outlay of
between $8000 and $J0,000.
WILL BE PROPOUNDED
Intercollegiate Socialist Society
Is Planning Heavy Program
For Ensuing Year.
The Intercollegiate Socialist so
ciety h^s outlined a program of
monthly discussions of the different
schools of socialism, supplemented
with debates on subjects of contem
porary interest. At each of the
first four regular meetings, a paper
on one of the socialist schools will
be read by a student member and a
member from the faculty will act as
critic, pointing out what he con
siders to be misconceptions and dis
crepancies. The student will be ex
pected to defend his statements.
Utopian socialism, as set forth by
Fourrier, Saint-Simon, and Robert
Owen, will be taken up by wmiiam
Rebec at the frst meeting, November
17, in Professor Howe's room, in
Yillard hall. Miss Burgess of the fac
ulty, will criticize.
Milton Stoddard, the following
month, will present the principles of
the ideal, non-economic socialism as
advocated by Karl Marx. Professor
Bates will pick out flaws in the re
The remaining socialist schools,—
the 'Fabian, will be han'dled by Wal
lace Eakin, and the syndicalist move
ment, by Mandell Weiss.
The Belgian socialist, La Fon
taine, who is in San Francisco, will
be secured for an assembly address
if present efforts of the University
authorities are successful. La Fon
taine won world recognition as the
winner of the Nobel peace prize a
few years ago.
The Intercollegiate Socialist so
ciety was organized at the University
this fall by Professor Bates, and
now has a membership of 15, which,
it is hoped, will be increased to 25
or 30 within a short time. The so
ciety, according to Professor Bates,
is entirely non-political and all
problems will be 'discussed from a
philosophical standpoint, looking to
the betterment of present conditions,
so that no one need hesitate to ally
himself with the organization on ac
count of non-affiliation with the so
cialist party. Any person who feels
that the present conditions of society
are not what they should be, Is
asked to add his name to the roll,
asked o add his name to the roll.
Every Man Who Has Ever Blown a
Horn or Wanted to, Asked to
See Mr. Perfect.
Albert Perfect, director of the
University band, is anxious to organ
ize a beginners’ or junior band which
can serve the double function of aux
iliary a source of supply from which
men can be drawn to swell the ranks,
of the senior organization. Sixty
five members in the first band is the
goal Mr. Perfect is striving for, but
this cannot be reached this year un
less new men show themselves.
Every man in the University who
has ever blown a horn or ever want
ed to is asked to confer with Mr.
Perfect in his room in the school of
music any time between 8 and 12
o’clock, Saturday morning. It Is not
necessary to possess an Instrument
as satisfactory arrangements for
i those not supplied will be made.
I Stanford has organized a rifle club.
Twenty-five members have signed up
for the new sport.
Ye Tabard Inn
Call to Rooters
Every Oregon man out to yell
practice next Tuesday afternoon,
at 4 o’clock sharp, Kincaid field.
Girls, we need you, too.
Rooting practice, and plenty of
it is necessary if the University is
to make any showing at the big
game just two weeks away.
It’s our team. Get behind it.
Rooters, it's up to you!
New Library Hours
The library is open daily, ex
cent Saturday and Sundays, from
7:45 a. m. to 10 p. m. On Sat
urdays it is open from 8 a. m. to
6 p. m.
M. H. DOUGLASS,
Nov. 4, 1915. Librarian.
FIIHI HILTS DRANII
Professor Reddie Swoons in
Second Act "What the
“What the Public Wants” came to
a dramatic and abrupt end In the
Guild hall last night, when Professor
A. F. Reid die, leading character in
the play, fainted and fell heatjlong
on the stage. The curtain came down
sharply, and it didn’t tako long for
the audience to realize that his fall
was not called for in the play. In
the following moments the house was
empty and the audience began pour
ing in on the stage.
A physician was called, and he de
clared that It was a strain caused
by mental overwork and that a few
days’ rest would bring him back
to normal condition.
This incident came as a climax to
the events which led up to the prep
aration of the performance. The
play was to have been given last
week, but on the night of the last
rehearsal Professor Reddle became
ill and it was thought advisable to
postpone the production a week.
TUTS extension was welcomed by the
members of the cast, in that it gave
them time to perfect their parts.
Everything indicated a successful
performane. Students and towns
people came out en masse to welcome
the play, and their crestfallen faces
on their departure attested their dis
appointment and sorrow.
The play will undoubedly be given
some time later.
Petition Referred to Committee.
The petition from the students of
the University of Oregon asking for
the restoration of intercollegiate
basketball was submitted to the fac
ulty Thursday evening by Cleveland
Simpkins. The faculty referred the
matter to the standing committee on
athletics of which Professor H. C.
Howe is chairman.
Eutaxians Will Discuss “Movies.”
Beginning with November 23, the
Eutaxian literary society will dis
cuss “Motion Pictures,” for one
month. Motion picture actors’ his
tories will be given, why they become
movie actors and how. There will
also be ten minute report on current
events before each program, follow
ed by open discussion.
The program for Tuesday, Novem
ber 9, is:
Reading .Martha Beer
Current Events.Dorothy Dunbar
Interior Decoration.Grace Reed
ONTIL NEXT MONDAY
ON ACCOUNT OF RAIN
Los Angeles Clime Will Delay
Team from Getting to Work
For 0. A. C. Clash.
DOPE FAVORS AGRICULTURISTS
Article in American Magazine
Is Supplemented With Omit
ted Facts By Critic.
Oregon-U. 8. O. game is post
poned until Monday, on account
(liy Chester Pee)
It rains In California, too. At any
rate the southern football battle be
tween Oregon and the University of
Southern California at Los Angeles
was postponed today on account of
rain, according to a Western Union
This Is the first time that Jupe
Pluve has interfered with Oregon
games this season.
Reports from the sunny climes of
California say that the “dope is all
for Oregon. But “dope” this year
has beeii as true as the proverbial
The delay will probably boost the
Oregon chances, for the 1300-mile
trip probably dampened the Oregon
“pep” more than the rain.
After the California game, it’s O.
A. C. And it is one of the biggest
problems that Oregon has faced In
many years. The varsity has faced
the team from down the line several
times when the dope was figured as
spelling nothing but defeat, but this
year it looks like we were running
up against the inevitable, for the Ag
gies have proven that they can stack
up will he big bugs of the east and
come out on top.
In early season both teams were
going about even, for W. S. C.’s great
team stepped over the prostrate
forms for about the same number of
point: W. S. C. 28, Oregon 3;
W. S. C. 29, O. A. C., 0. Later on
the Aggies started to Improve, from
the looks of the dope, and walloped
Whitman 34 to 7, while Oregon was
only able to penetrate their shell for
a miserable score of 21 to 0.
Oregon administered the sleeping
potion to Idaho, a song which
sounded something like 19 to 3, and
the game this afternoon in Corvallis
will create some more stuff to sleep
over. The Aggies, despite all their
difficulties, and non-recovery from
th6 battle of last week should wade
through Idaho for at least 30 points.
Idaho has several good individual
men, but as a team they lack that
spirit which is so essential and con
ducive to good football playing.
There is a listness about them.
i ne uopesters are naving a very
profitable season in doping out the
events to come, and the various
teams are having almost as glorious
a time In kicking over the bucket.
Nothing else can be expected, for
dope is composed of the same stuff
dreams are made of; and allows no
teams to improve, which is far from
the normal and natural condition of
affairs In reality.
“On to Eugene,’’ the Aggies say.
“On to Berlin,” say the English.
One is as consistent as the other,
if November 20 is set as the date of