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EUGENE, OREGON, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1915.
COUNCIL PLEDGES AID
FOR OREGON PAGEANT
Commencement Program Will
Have to Come Before Ex
INSURE STUDENT SUPPORT
Committee Appointed to Super
vise Work on Links Under
Direction of Prescott.
The finances, scenario, and organiza
tion of the pageant proposed for com
mencement week were discussed by Pro
fessor W. F. G. Thacker, manager of
the pageant, before the student council
“There are two things which must be
assured before we go ahead with plans
for the pageant,” said Professor Thacher.
“We must be certain of the presence of
the student body on the campus, and the
financial end of the affair must be taken
over by the administration.
Must Change Comencement Time.
“In order to make sure that the stu
dents will be here, we have decided that
Professor Allen’s proposal to hold com
mencement the week-end before exami
nations must be adopted as prerequisite.
There will be from 15-» to 200 actors,
singers, dancers—all sorts of characters
—needed for the production, aside from
managers, stagehands, and other offic
ials. It is manifestly impossible to plan
for the pageant unless the student body
“There will be few difficulties as to
finances,” he continued. “In fact, the
committee thinks that the pageant may
be made self-supporting by proper ad
vertising. There is always the possi
bility of bad weather, but we will have
several day among which to choose, and
we are hoping to secure a guarantee
fund of $2000 by small contributions
from faculty members, alumni, and busi
ness men. Beside this, some of the gen
eral commencement fund may be di
verted to this purpose. But the faculty
committee does not wish to be burdened
with this end of the production, and
President Campbell has assured me that
there was no reason why the administra
tive offices might not take charge of it.”
To Use Steam Curtain.
The newest feature of the production,
as explained by Professor That*her, will
be a steam curtain novelty never before
used in the state.
“A pipe-line is laid just about where
the foot-lights would be,” stated Mr.
I Thacher. “When it is necessary to con
ceal the stage from the audience, steam
is released from the pipes. The cloud
forms a perfect curtain and has great
possibilities in the way of lighting ef
“The site has been chosen along the
fringe of trees from the library to the
walk west of Deady. This has the ad
vantage of being on the campus.
Bleachers can easily be set up to seat
the crowd, the temporary enclosure used
for the baseball diamond can be used,
there are plenty of trees for a back
ground, and it will reduce the cost three
or four hundred dollars.”
The council unanimously carried a mo
tion that all possible help be given to the
faculty committee, and a committee con
sisting of Mandel Weiss, Eva Brock,
Frances Shoemaker, and Robert Bean
was appointed to act in conjunction with
the faculty committee.
All Help on Golf Course.
Professor R. W. Prescott urged the
council to take definite action on the
question of the proposed golf course.
"We have the money for the necessary
supplies,” he stated, “but the students
must furnish the labor. There is lots
of energy going to waste around here.
If it could be organized, the golf course
could be completed in a very little while.
I estimate that it will take about 100
hours’ work for one man. Some of the
fraternities offered to put in one hole
each, but we decided that if this was to
be a course that everyone felt at liberty
to use. all the students should have part
in its construction.”
The council appointed a committee to
supervise this work, with power to ap
point such auxiliarly members as are
needed. The committee is composed of
James Cellars, Bothwell Avison, and
The senate of the University of Mich
igan has declared itself in favor of mili
tary training for first and second year
men of that institution. It advocates
three hours drill a week, giving no credit
except to the commissioned officers. The
question will now come before the re
gents of the University for considera
University of Oregon Glee Club Which Starts Annual
Concert Season Tomorrow Night in the Eugene Theatre
From Left to Right: Top Row: C.
' Don Newbury, Bothwell Avison. Middle
William Morrison. Front Row—Warren
University of Oregon Glee Club.
R. Corbitt. Harold Humbert, Roy Stephens. Harold Wavde, John Black, Lewis Rond, Albert Gillette, Everett George,
Row—Earl Fleisehmann, Robert Langley. Merlin Bntley, Dean Lyman, George Gates. Carl Nelson, Jack Dolph,
Edwards, Raymond Burns. Ross Giger, Ivor Ross. Harold llamstreet, Walter Grebe, and llo-Sheng Huang.
Will Be Gingery
Novelty and Cleverness Prom
ised by Glee Club Friday
The glee club, since its concert at
Junction City, has been working hard to
remove the rough spots, retint any blue
notes, correct any weakness, and in gen
eral to make the total effect of Friday
night’s performance in the Eugene the
atre one of real musical pleasure.
“Our program will take well,” says
Merlin Hatley, president of the club,
“because it is well rounded. There is
.enough classical and popular stuff to
give good variety, and the boys can put
The unique novelty of the concert will
be the singing in Chinese costume, by
Ho-Sheng Huang, sophomore in the
pre-medics department of the University,
who was born in Amoy, China, and came
to America for his prep school and col
legiate education. Albert Gillette will
Titto Ruffo “Just a Little Hit of
The concert will begin at 8:15 p. m.,
.with the singing by the club of "Oh,
.Oregon.” All the stunts will come in the
jatter part of the program.
PLANS FOR XMAS REUNIONS
OF ALUMNI BEING MADE
Tour of Glee Club in Eastern Oregon
Will Be Oc.asion of Many Gather
ings at Towns on Route.
Plans are being laid for reunions of
former University students, alumni, and
members of the high school class who
intend to attend the University, and
and University students who are home
for the holidays.
The meeting will be engineered by
studynts of the home towns. W here the
towns are on the itinerary of the Glee
club during its Christmas tour, the
banquets or whatever form these gath
erings take, will be held in conjunction
with the gleesters.
The purpose of these affairs will be
to interest the high school students in
the University and afford all alumni and
former students a chance to keep in
touch with their alma mater. The plan
was suggested by Mr. Grimes, and he
intends to have a number of the Oregon
songs in music so that they may be
sung on these occasions and Oregon
spirit revived in old students and in
stilled into prospectives.
The student council meeting passed on
these holiday mixes Wednesday evening
and steps for a number of Oregon pep
meetings will shortly be determined
Dr. Capen's Report Discussed.
Dr. S. P. Capen’s report on the 1 Di
versity of Oregon was discussed at the
faculty colloquim Tuesday at in Dr.
H. I*. Sheldon’s room.
Members of the faculty, departments of
.nstruction and library and administra
tion officials were present. The discus
sion was in the hands of a committee
headed by Dr. Sheldon. The recommen
dations of Dr. Capen received due-con
sideration, especially those concerned
with a possible improvement in organ za
tion and administration.
NEW RULING THREATENS
Conference Scouting Clause
Prohibiting Athletes’ Ex
penses Endangers Sports.
Not until lust night did it become
known in the Universty of Oregon stu
dent body that the Pacific Northwest
Intercollegiate Conference had recom
mended to the faculties of the six con
ference members an item of legislation
that if adopted at Oregon would change
t1ie entire complexion of junior week
This act of the conference, for some
unexplained reason, was not made pub
lic by any of the Portland papers, and
was not learned by the Emerald until
The recommendation is contained in
one of the clauses of the anti-scouting
resolutions. The whole scouting resolu
tion was as follows:
"Resolved, That the Pacific North
west Intercollegiate Conference recom
mend to the faculty of each conference
member that legislation be passed pro
hibiting scouting in any form for pro
spective members for athletic squads.
By scouting the conference intends to
cover the following:
Items of Resolution
1. Correspondence by coaches, man
agers or any other persons in the pay
of any conference member with pro
Offers of positions to prospective
I?. Bringing athletes to visit or com
pete on the campus at the T'niversty at
student body expense.
Resolved further. That each confer
ence member be asked to discourage its
alumni and students from the practice
It is the clause about the paying of
athletes’ expenses to competitions upon
the campuses that especially affects
Oregon. For years the Associated Stu
dents have provided transportation and
entertainment for the star high school
track men at the junior week-end meet,
and last year the expense bill for trans
portation alone was more than $.»()(),
while entertainment at the fraternity
houses and elsewhere cost as much
If the I’niversty of Oregon faculty
complies with the recommendation of the
conference, the annual visit of interscho
lastic stars will be a thing of the past,
unless the athletic associations of the
high schools, or the business men of the
towns, put up the funds.
Curiously, the anti-scouting resolution
came not from the faculty representation
in the conference but from the coaches.
Colin V. Ityment, one of the Oregon fac
ulty representatives, gave the follow
ing account of the unexpected proceed
Coaches Formulate Rule
"The Oregon faculty delegation was
instructed to recommend to each of
the other five schools in the conference
anti-scouting legislation of some kind.
In making this recommendation. Mr.
Rezdek and I submitted the definition
of scouting that was adopted here. 1 his
definition was: ‘Scouting is herewith de
fined as the offering of inducements to
any student with a view to his becoming
a nember of an athletic squad.’
“This definition was forthwith re
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WOMEN’S HOCKEY TEAM
WILL PLAY CORVALLIS
Executive Council Appropri
ates Sum for Trip. Coach
The women’s hockey team is to play
against the O. A. team Saturday at
The executive council of the student
body have granted IjilhS to defray the ex
penses of the trip. This makes it pos
sible for the team and four substitutes
to make the trip. The team will leave
Saturday morning on the 7till) Oregon
“Good Chance to Win”
“Although the women are going to play
on an entirely different field than they
have been used to, they have a good
chance of winning,” says Frieda Gold
smith, coach of the team.
The floor of the women’s gymnasium
has been converted into a small hockey
field this week. The ground of the (). A.
('. armory, where the game will be play
ed, is smooth, and Coach Goldsmith
thinks it is more advantageous for the
girls to practice on an ordinary floor
than out on the rough water-soaked field.
Players on Sick List
Mable Van Zante, fullback, who is one
of the best players, will not be able to
play in Saturday’s game. Helen Withy
combe will most likely fill Miss Van
Olga Soderstrom, left wing, is confined
at her home with the grippe, and Hylu
Walker, halfback, has a ripped finger.
But it is thought that both these girls
will be able to go into the game Satur
day. The rest of the team is in perfect
The lineup for Oregon will probably be:
It. I. Margaret Crosby (captain).
L. 1.—Gladys Conklin.
It. W. -Terressa Cox.
b. W. Olga Soderstrom.
It. F. B. Helen Withyeombe.
Goal -Esther Furuset.
It. II. B. Essie McQuire.
L. U. B.—Elizabeth Minturn.
C. II. B. -rJennie Hunter.
Substitutes Ituby Bogue, Stella I’en
gra. Eyla Walker and Jean Bell.
Will Read “Lucky Pehr”
Professor Iteddie will give a reading
of Strindberg's "Lucky J’ehr” in Guild
hall this evening at S p. in.
Each one of the reading Professor Ited
die is giving this evening has been chosen
as characteristic of a certain country.
“Lucky Pehr” is representative of the
drama in Sweden.
Some of the elements of “Peter Pan”
and the "Blue Bird” are present in
"Lucky Pehr.” Pehr has a fairy and an
elf who watch over his welfare. The
elf gives him a magic ring which will
bring him any material thing he desires,
and the fairy gives him a companion, the
j “Lucky Pehr” may also be compared
in some respects to Ibsen’s "Peer
Gynt,” for like Peer, Strindberg’s hero
goes out to see the world. In all his ad
I ventures the girl Lisa appears to save
him each time disaster is imminent. At
last Pehr learns his lesson and he ami
; Lisa “find each other.”
Oh, Chess, 'TwillBe
O. A. C. vs. Faculty
Challenge Is Accepted and
Mentors Will Rasp Nails on
Pates Over Chess Board.
It’s our move.
The faculty of the Univcrsty has re
ceived a challenge from the faculty of
the agricultural college for a game of
chess. This was the return from a chal
lenge issued by the II faculty to the Ag
gies faculty for a game of soccer.
Mr. Jensen, secretary to President
Kerr of O. A. in reply to the chal
lenge of the University faculty, said that
soccer was out of the question hut that
they would he glad to play any of a long
list of sports, from football to chess.
It was decided to accept the challenge
for chess and the U team will b* com
posed of: Professor Ilowe, Professor
ltates and Professor W. I>. Smith. This
chess match will, however, not take
the place of the regular baseball game,
which will be played in the spring the
same as last year.
Professor Ilowe, who is an enthusias
tic chess player, is also interested in or
ganizing a chess club among the students
of the University. This should prove to
he an interesting addition to the student
WOMEN’S LEAGUE TO HEAR
Hoad of Oregon Congress of Mothers
and Private School Principal to
Talk Here Friday.
Mrs. George W. Mc.Math, of Port
land, president of the Oregon Congress
of Mothers, and Miss Until Catlin, prin
cipal of a private school for girls in Port
land, will address the Women’s league of
tin1 University at I o’clock Friday after
noon in Guild hall.
"The Spirit of .Toy in Work” is Miss
Catlin's topic. Mrs. McMatli is to speak
on “Women in Public Service."
Mrs. McMatli and Miss Catlin are con
sidered representative women of the
state. At the requeBt of Mrs, George T.
Gerlinger, of the board of regents, Prcsi
dent Campbell asked them to conic here
in November, but they chose Friday, l»o
eeniber 10, as the most convenient date.
The speakers are expected to reach
I'blgene at 2:80 p. ill. Friday. Mrs.
George Itebec will entertain them at a
tea at her home before 1 o’clock.
The Women’s league has not yet re
ceived any word as to how long the wo
men will be in Eugene, but will arrange
for entertainment if their stay will per
Miss Ituth Guppy, dean of women, says
that she hopes every woman in the Uni
versity will try to hear them.
The meeting is open to everyone.
President Prince L. Campbell will be
in Portland this Thursday, Friday and
Saturday on University business, lie
will attend a banquet of the directors of
the Pacific International Live Stock ex
position, December 1). Saturday noon he
is on flie program of the Civic league
luncheon at Multnomah hotel, where he
will lead the discus ion of Dr. S. 1‘.
Capon's report of the University.
COMPULSORY TH WINS
Resolution to Faculty Registers
Student Opinion Favorable
by Ballot of 233 to 27.
INVOLVES INTERCOLLEGE SPORT
Constitutional Revision Com
pleted and 35 Changes in
* Resolution on Student Body Tax. *
* Compulsory.21K1 *
* Voluntary. 27 *
“Whereas, the student body tax which
is made compulsory by the Hoard of Re
gents of tlie University of Oregon lias
been called into question by some of the
"Whereas, the faculty committee, ap
pointed to investigate the compulsory fea
ture of the tax, has asked the student
body for an expression of opinion on this
phase of the question, and
"Whereas^ it is our opinion that under
a voluntary system, not more than one
half of the students would pay and that
these would not be the ones best able to
"Whereas, under the voluntary system
th" support gained from the student body
as outlined above, would be so inade
quate that the student body could not
maintain its organization, therefore be it
"Resolved, that the student body of the
University of Oregon is of the opinion
that the compulsory feature of the stu
dent body tax should be maintained.”
History of Tax.
Above is the amendment covering the
attitude of the associated students on the
compulsory, or voluntary, feature of the
present student body tax of eight dollars.
About 12 years ago the board of regents
of this University made the tux compul
sory. Recently members of the faculty,and
also several students of the University,
have brought up the point that, in their
opinion, it was not made compulsory in
the constitution of the asociated students
and that there should, if this be the case,
be harmony between tin1 decision of the
board and the general opinion of the stu
A committee of the faculty was ap
pointed to investigate the question, both
from its technical ami beneficiary side.
In the progress of investigation the com
mittee asked for some definite expres
sion of opinion from the student body at
large as the whether it was favorable to
a compulsory or to a voluntary payment.
Yesterday the student body, by a maj
ority of 2U(i votes assured the faculty
committee that for the sole reason of in
advisability it believed that the compul
sory feature of the tax should be main
Students Give Opinions.
Nieholus Jaureguy, sponsor for the res
olution, said, in the general discussion,
that he was in favor of a compulsory tax,
inasmuch as sufficient money could not
lie collected to defray the expenses of
the University under any other method.
"Only one-hnlf of the students would
pay this eight dollars tax if the rule
was rendered voluntary," said Mr. Jaur
eguy. "Consequently, those who did pay
would have to pay double in order to
meet the current expenses of tile student
body, and to make up for those who did
not want to pay. The student is paying
money out for value received, lie receives
benefits just in the same proportion as
the tax-payer of the state or nation.
“Experiment in the collection of class
taxes, which are voluntary is sufficient
to show that tlie voluntary system would
be an absolute failure. Only a percent
age of every class ever pays its class tax.
At this rate, using the same procedure in
the student body, the expenses would
never be met. We would be foolish to as
sume that this voluntary payment would
work any better in a student body than it
does in our individual classes.”
Say Some Not Able to Pay.
That some were not able to pay this
tax and that money for its payment was
often borrowed by the collegiate alumni of
this city was maintained by Mrs. E. S.
Bates, wife of Professor Bates, of the
Department of English.
"At the first of the year the collegiate
alumni is always confronted by this prob
lem of the compulsory tax, said Mrs.
Bates. "Many have to borrow in order to
The main purpose of the student body
fund seems to be to foster athletics in the
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