Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920, December 07, 1915, Page Two, Image 2

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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.UU. Single copies, oc.
Assistant Editors.Wallace Eakln, Leslie O. Tooae
a.««yi»g Editor.Harold Hainstreet
CltT Editor.Harry L. Ruck
News Editor.Mundel Weiss
Copy Editors.Ue Witt Gilbert, Clytle Hall
Kennon, Mary Baker.
Administration .Roberta Killam
Asslstnnt .Francis Koran
Sports.Chester A. Fee
Assistant .James Sheehy
Features .Adrienne Epping, Echo Zahl
Dramatic Crltle . James Cellars
Drama Ilea.Martha Beer
Music.Eulalie Crosby
Society .Beatrice Locke Bucile Watson
Exchanges ..... .Bouise Alien
Iteporters. .Kenneth Moores, Jean Bell, Marian Nell, Carroll WUdin, Harold Way,
Robert McNary, i'ercy Boatman, Coralie Snell, Lucile Messner, Lucile
Saunder, Joe Skelton, Stanley Eaton, Helen Brenton.
Manager’s and Editor's Phone—S41.
Worthy of Consideration.
ONE INDICTMENT of student legislation at the University in
the past has been that no one seems to know what it’s all about. Some
upperclassmen at this stage in their life at the University have as yet
not found out that there is such a thing as a student body which gov
erns itself to a large extent.
Tomorrow everybody will have a chance to vote, even if he is
under the legal age.
At the regular assembly hour tomorrow morning, the associated
student body will meet for the second time this year. There arr
many problems to be considered, and an intelligent vote is desired,
as the legislation is vital not only to tire students now enrolled in the
University, but also to the next three or four generations of students.
For instance: The committee which has been working on the
revision of the student hotly constitution will have a full report. The
students will have to vote on the alterations, which are so many
and vital as to make this the greatest change ever made on the “scrap
of paper”.that has held the student body together for years. When
we say “scrap of paper” we mean it literally as well as figuratively.
In past years, legislation has been cumbersome, and questions of con
stitutionality were mired in red tape, all on account of an inadequate
constitution. This is probably the most important legislation ever
attempted in years.
Another matter is the cooperative store, which has taken two
months’ of a committee’s time and eneergy. The student council,
after due and copious deliberation, recommended that the “co-op”
store be established on the campus.
Probably tlie greatest consideration before the students is the
student body tax of $8. Shall it be compulsory or voluntary?
Students are liable to take this consideration in the wrong spirit.
The withdrawal this year has been conspicuous by its scarcity. The
H. of L. has been one of the sad realities thus far—even sadder than
the cut rule and the ban on dancing.
But here is a matter that should not be judged by its effect on
'the purse. Every body politic, be it state, society, or student body,
must have at its command funds that do not fail to come in at the
time of necessity. If the tax is made voluntary the present mode
of collection at time of registration is sacrificed. Some will pay
promptly, but still more will put it off indefinitely, and others will
enter college with no intention of ever paying a tax that others have
to pay and from which they are receiving equal benefits. Without
the tax in a compulsory and collectable form, the student body will
cease to be the strong, dominant body that it now is.
Other colleges throughout the northwest, stronger and larger
than the University of Oregon, have the compulsory tax. Why have
they not thrown it aside long ago. They are more able with their
larger enrollment. But they have not, in most cases, because it is a
recognized fact that a student body cannot prosper without some
assured source of revenue, no more than a city can prosper without
The Emerald urges that pecuniary considerations be thrown
aside for the time being and that the resolution urging that the
student body tax remain compulsorv be adopted without dissention.
With problems that are crying- for sane solution we urge that
there be a large turnout at the meeting.
With Apologies to i. H C.
There was a performance called
• * *
Alice in Wonderland
tliven by the students
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All of uh faculty went
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Because we felt sure
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That in a student sho
No slow moving, creaking machinery.
'Such as sometimes observed
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In amateur productions
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And that we would’nt b
Hoping against hope
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That the actors would
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The lines at last.
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We went bright and ea
there would be
kept in suspense
Because the curtain was scheduled
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To rise at 8:13 sharp,
Which it did,
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Lacking only about
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'i'hrcc quarters of au hour.
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And the Play was On.
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The wonderful inspiration
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Of Messrs Carrol and Heddie
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Shone no, shown brightly throughout
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The entire production,
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Vnd could not bo dimmed
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By any kind of acting.
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The scenery moved off the stage
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Before our eyes, majestically,
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Vs in Parsifal.
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At times, it only moved
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Before our ears.
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Awhile \vc sat in Stygian darkness
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And waited,
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But niton, the lights would be on again
And the players he seen for a space,
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And the voice of the Prompter
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Was heard in the land,
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But it was a charming play
* * *
And we had a good time
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And we don’t want our money back,
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Because the Jabberwock and Snark
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Made us laugh till we ached.
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And we thought the Turtle and Gryphon
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Not to mention the Cheshire Cat,
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And the little cunning Dormouse
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Were very clever
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And the Hatter was almost
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Too good to be true,
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And that White Babbit
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Just too funny for words,
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And we wished that Alice
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would go on dancing that
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Darling little dance
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All night.
* * *
And the Queen of Hearts
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Was so convincing
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We almost feared she would order
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i.'aat dreadful Executioner
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Down in our midst
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And off with all our Heads.
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We liked all the others of Alice’s
* * *
Dream Creatures, too.
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And we would hardly like to say
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That anyone’s acting was
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A shade better than the rest.
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We had a good time
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And so did everybody.
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Do it again!
Class Writes Lyrics
T:. th. class in Technique of the
Dr..ma and the Advanced Writing class
is assigned the work of writing the
scenes and lyrics of the pageant to be
given toward the end of the college year.
“The two classes include a number of
the best English students in the Univer
sity,” said Professor Bates of the Hliet
oric and American Literature depart
ment today. "Special parts have been as
signed to certain students and the scen
ario when completed will be printed in
the Emerald. Students outside of these
classes are not barred from trying out
for this. It is open to all. The purpose
of a pageant is to set forth by spectaeu
h>* means historical facts; this purpose
will be kept clearly in view in the writ
ing of tins pageant. It will include ele
ments of procession, dance, pautomine,
songs, dialogues and dramatic action.
Symbolic characters will be worked in
here and there.”
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