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VOL. 17. EUGENE, OREGON, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1915._NO.
TO ACCLAIM ‘O’ FAME
Committees Are Appointed to
Bring Students, Alumni and
Get-together meetings, during the holi
days, of Oregon students, alumni, ex
students and prospectives in which the
University will receive a good deal of
advertising were endorsed by the student
council last night.
Whether it be a party, a dance, a
banquet or a sleigh ride will depend upon
the Oregon student, whom Chairman
Kuek appoints for each town in the state.
One person will be chosen for each town
and will be held responsible for the func
tion. The manner ana means will be left
to his discretion as best suited to his
Suggestions Are G ven
President Campbell is meeting students
representing Klamath Falls, Medford,
Ashland, Grants Pass, Glendale, Riddle,
Roseburg, Cottage Grove, Springfield,
Junction City, Albany, Salem, Dallas,
Oregon City, McMinnville, Marshfield,
Tillamook, Astoria, Portland, Hood Riv
er, The Dalles, La Grande, Pendleton,
Baker, Elgin and Athena this afternoon
with the purpose of giving them sugges
tions as to points that should be discuss
ed in any talks made to prospective stu
dents and alumni.
In discussing the plan, Chairman Kuek
says: “This movement wdl prove a big
thing for the University if the student
body will get out and support it. Presi
dent Campbell is enthusiastic over it; Mr.
Kilpatrick, secretary of the Alumni as
sociation, has promised aid in locating
former students and Secretary Grimes
has promised Oregon songs and copies of
Oregon’s progress in writing to all who
wish them. The question is up to the
students; it will mean work—are the
students willing to do this for Oregon
The proposition of having commence
ment come before final examinations in
June came before the council and the fol
lowing resolution was passed:
Examinations Before Commencement
“Be it resolved, That this body add to
the resolution already presented to the
faculty regarding the proposed pageant
the statement that this body favors that
examinations be set before commence
ment provided that the proposed pa
geant cannot be considered without the
aforesaid change in schedule.”
The council also passed a resolution
recommending to the executive commit
tee that it pay $23.78 outstanding on
decorations for homecoming day.
Portland—Clark Burgard, Max Som
mer, Charlie Fenton, Gavin Dyott, Gene
vieve Shaver and James Sheehy.
'Students appointed for “get-together
Klamath Falls—Forest Peil.
Grants Pass—Gladys Conklin.
Cottage Grove—Leah Perkins.
Junction City—Peter Jensen.
Salem—Bert Ford. *
Oregon City—Erna Petzold.
Tillamook—Cloyd 1 )awson.
Hood River—Eva Brock.
The Dalles—Loren Roberts.
La Grande—Henry Proctor.
Pendleton—Claire Raley. - ; ...
PLACE FIRE ESCAPES
Fire escapes are being placed at the
north and south ends of the men’s dor
FOUR ARE INITIATED
Merlin Batley, Harry Kuck, Milton
Stoddard and Max Sommer were initiated
into Sigma Delta Chi, national jour
nalism fraternity, last night.
University of Washington.—A scaleless
fish with a head like a dog. so rare that
it is now listed as the third ever cap
tured, has been presented to the univer
sity by Mrs. Mabel Weiler, of Gig Har
bor. The second specimen was obtained
by the university of Washington some
time ago. The third, alone, is in perfect
Vassar college has added courses in
law and journalism to the college curricu
lum, thus giving evidence that the two
professions are open to women as well
ALL EUGENE “KIDDIES”
BEING TREATED TONIGHT
Tonight in the Commercial club
rooms a large Christmas tree and a
big feed are being given to the
“kiddies” of Eugene by the men’s fra
ternities of the University.
The project was taken up at the
interfraternity council the first of the
week, and the project voted a "go.”
The teachers in all the public schools
of Eugene were visited by delegates
yesterday who gathered the names of
needy and deserving children and
through the teachers a general in
vitation was extended.
Besides the tree and feed—and
Santa Claus—small presents will be
given. Donations were made by
merchants, Dunn's bakery providing
free of charge all the bread for the
INSTRUCTORS TO ATTEND
CONFERENCE AT MEDFORD
Convention of Western Oregon Teachers’
Association Will Include Oregon
Representatives Dec. 27, 28, 29.
The University of Oregon will be
.represented at the convention of the
Western Oregon Teachers’ association,
December 27, 28 and 29, at Medford.
The program is not complete as yet but
several members of the faculty are ex
pected to be there.
Professor A. It. Sweetser, head of the
botany department, is to give an address,
“The Teaching of Biology, Why, and in
Oregon, How?” Professor E. F. 'Law
rence, head of the architecture depart
ment is head of the art confe ence. Dr.
George Itebec, professor of philosophy,
will give a paper, “What Thing Shall Be
Called Beautiful, and How Shall Its Ap
preciation Be Taught?” Dr. H. D.
Sheldon, head of the education depart
ment, has a lecture on "The University
and Art Education in the State.” Allen
Eaton will speak on “The School
Room.” Dr. E. S. Bates, head of the
department of rhetoric, will speak about
English in the high school, and Miss Ida
V. Turney, of the rhetoric department,
about English in the elementary school.
Professor E. E. DeCou, head of mathe
matics, is president of the mathematics
and science section. Professor Fred
eric Dunn, head of the Latin department,
.is chairman of the language section. Mr.
R. W. Rroeckor, of the education de
partment, is secretary of the language
section. Dr. I). W. Morton, head of the
school of commerce, and Dr. F. G. G.
■Schmidt professor of German, are ex
pected to be in attendance.
Miss Mary Perkins, of the English de
partment, is the secretary of the local
branch of the National Council of Eng
POSTPONED HOCKEY GAME
TO BE STAGED SATURDAY
Muddy Field Interfered With Training
Says Coach Miss Goldsmith But Is
Optimistic Aver Results.
Coach Frieda Goldsmith, with 15
hockey players, will leave for Corvallis
Saturday morning on the 7:30 Oregon
Electric, to play the hockey game with
O. A. C., which (was scheduled for last
Saturday. The game will be played in
the O. A. C. armory at 10:30 a. m.
For three weeks the hockey field back
of Kincaid has been too muddy for the
girls to make any progress in the way of
fast play. Lately they have been play
ing in the women's gymnasium. But
jsut as the field is too rough, the gym
natsium floor it too smooth, and then
it is but one-fourth the size of a regu
lar hockey field.
“I think the student body, especially
the women, fail to realize what an as
set the women’s hockey team is,” says
Miss Goldsmith. “While it does not
train as much, or have one-half of one
per cent of the money spent on it, the
hockey team is just as good in its way
as some of the teams in the men’s major
sports. All the girls play and fight the
way they played here November ”0, and
as they have shown in practice since, they
will hold their own Saturday, even though
the armory floor is smooth and every
thing is an advantage for the home
The Oregon lineup will be: Esther
Furuset, goal; Ethel Murray, C.; Mar
garet Crosby, L. F.; Gladys Conklin,
R. F.; Terressa Cox, L. W.; Olga Soder
strom, It. W.; Jennie Hunter, C. II. B.;
Elizabeth Minturn, L H. B.; Stella Pen
gra, It. H. B.; Claire Warner, It. F.;
Ruby Bogue, L. F. B.. Substitutes,
Helen Withycombe, Essie Maquire, and
Besides Miss Goldsmith, Professor
Dyment. Miss Ilapburn. Miss Mozelle
Hair. Miss Cummings and Miss Harriet
Thomson will accompany the team to
EXALTED BY SPEAKER
Frank B. Riley, President of
Portland Mazama Club, De
livers Stereopticon Lecture.
Frank Branch Riley, president of the
Mazamas, a Portland attorney, and an en
thusiast on the outdoors, presented the
subject of “Mountain Climbing,” illus
trated by stereopticon slides, at the as
sembly hour yesterday morning before
the largest audience that has yet been
present to hear a speaker.
His intimate manner, his knowledge of
the subject, his vivid descriptions, and his
humor, held the interest and attention of
students, faculty and townspeople as no
speaker before him has done.
Oregon’s many resources have been
pointed out many times. But Mr. Riley
said that we have forgotten about the
exploitation of the state’s greatest as
set, her wonderful mountains and what
they afford. Mountain scenery can even
be made profitable, he said.
“Who is there 'of you who has never
felt the irresistible thrill of one of those
majestic snow caps in mid-summer?” he
Mr. Riley explained what the Mazainas
are, of how the mountain climbing club
was organized in 1894 on top of Mount
Hood. Mazama literature on Oregon
mountains is in many libraries through
out the country.
Would Like Club at University
“How we would like to see an auxiliary
Mazama club formed at. the University
here,” he exclaimed. “The Three .Sis
ters will be the mecca of the club this
year and we would like to see some stu
dents and some of the faculty members
on the climb with us. You do not have
to be members to go along.”
A series of colored slides illustrated
the talk, which Mr. Riley interspersed
with interesting stories of incidents that
have happened on many climbs.
Mount St. Helens was characterized as
the smooth, regular shaped peak and the
kindergarten for beginning climbers.
Mount Rainier he named as the mon
arch of the Cascades. Between the gla
ciers are most charming mountain parks.
The whole can match with any mountain
in the world.
Mr. Riley’s first few statements won
“I am demented on the outdoors,” he
said, “and can talk about it until I find
Mr. Riley is a graduate of Stanford,
and sang with the glee club when it ap
peared in Villard hall many years ago.
PASSES BT113 TO IE
One-Sixth of Voters Go to Polls.
“Co-op” Venture Will Be
The cooperative store is to be a reality,
anil that soon. The amendment to es
tablish it passed yesterday by a vote of
113 to lti. Shares will be put on the
market, the book store taken over, and
the new venture launched in time to
catch the second semester trade.
The management of the “co-op"
store, as provided by the amendment,
will be in the hands of the student coun
cil, as a board of directors. The council
will elect a manager to perform those
duties commonly falling to managers.
One dollar per share, and one share to a
student, has been the suggestion of the
student council. The return from the
sale of shares is not supposed to take
care of the book store inventory. Loans
will have to be negotiated to cover that.
This $1 per share is to provide sundries
and early running expenses.
Presumably the stockholders will get
dividends. Possibly they will be as
sessed to restore their impaired stock,
llut whether the cooperative store pro
duces profits or deficits, the student body
is its backer, to gain or lose.
Small Vote in Opposition
One hundred twenty-nine, out of a
possible 780 students, came to the polls
yesterday. Some of the voters did not
know what the measures were “about.”
One girl said she didn’t believe she “was
allowed to vote.” However, the deliber
ations of the student council apropos of
the venture have been reported in detail
in the iBmerald. The members of the
student council have investigated the
proposition and spent tedious Wednes
day evenings sifting the plan out. And
yet only 129 people cared enough, seem
ingly, to go to the polls.
The other amendments passed by a
parallel majority, 11(1 to 13, in both
cases. The first provided that no stu
dent registered in any school or depart
ment of the University be barred from
membership in the student body. The
amendment was framed to remove the
technicality oprating against law stu
The second amendment gives to the
athletic council control over all sports
for which letters are awarded, and to the
executive committee control of minor
sports. Under this dispensation, ap
propriations for such soprts as wo
men's hockey may be granted at the dis
cretion of the committee.
“Left-Overs” for Christmas
Vacation Are Only a Handful
The Christmas vacation left-overs on
the campus at the various houses will
Gumma Phi Beta—Agnes Miller, Anne
Geiser, Marguerite Gross, Joy Gross,
Delta Gamma—Miriam Page, and
Kappa Kappa Gamma—Jessie Purdy,
Gladys Conklin and Gertrude Miller.
Kappa Alpha Theta—No one left.
Pi Beta Phi—No one left.
Chi Omega—Helen Brueht, Edith
Braeht, Merna Brown, Mildred Brown,
Helen Robinson, Gladys Wilkins and
Alpha Phi—Jeanette Wheatley, Na
omi Williamson, Kurile Watson, Vera
Williams and Ruth Westfall.
Mary 'Spiller—Edith Oacks. i
Phi Delta Theta—Roger Jayne, Clair
Henderson, Dave Leche, Floyd South,
Carroj Wagner, Wayne Harbour.
Kappa Sigina—Paul Reainey.
I>ormitory—Nicholas Jaureguy, Owen
Whallen, Wily Knighton, Ralph Milne,
Clarence Brunkow, Anthony Shaves.
Iota Chi—Dal King, lCrnest WilkiiiH,
John Bisoher, Grant Shuflier.
Sigma Chi-—Sam Bullock, Sandy Leon
ard, Turner Neil, Burney Corbitt, Harold
Hamstreet and Roy Brown.
Alpha Tan Omega—Dick Onthunk, Joe
Skelton, Chester Huggins, Dick Nelson,
Ray Couch, Walter Kirk.
Sigma Nu—Johnny Beckett and Oscar
Delta Tan Delta—Maurice Hyde, Joe
Bell, Clarence Bean, Robert Atkinson,
Clarrel Ogle, Martin Nelson and Russell
TELLS ABOUT ‘ULTIMATUM’
Lectures are being given regularly
every Tuesday afternoon in the basement
of the Library to the history classes and
those who are interested in the study of.
the background of the European war. To- j
day's lecture was on “Austria's Ultima
tum to Serbia”, by I)r. It. C. Clark. Ac-*
cording to the speaker, the rise of Ser
bia is responsible for the Balkan situa
tion. “Austria was an obstacle in the way
of her founding a great state in south
eastern Europe so she encouraged the
stirring up of internal affairs in Hungary.
The killing of the Archduke was merely
a means of opening the breach/’ he said.
The lecture was based on diplomatic
documents and some of the newest books
on the war. A number of the latter are
now in the University library. Dr.
Schafer will give the next address to the
Professor Mutes of t he depart merit of
English, lectured on Shakespeare and the
Renaissance Wednesday afternoon ut I
o'clock in Johnson hall.
ITThs Spirit of the Renaissance,” Haul
Mr. Bates, “is the spirit of the joy of
living without understanding. The Re
naissance swept over Kngland in a flood.
The Knglish people became doers as well
as speakers of the word. It was about
this time that Shakespeare lived and
wrote. Ilis dramatic art began by imi
tation, but his later works show remark
able originality of thought and expression.
Othello is his most perfect play from
a constructive standpoint, as it carries
with it the unity of thought which is ab
sent in so many of the plays of that pe
riod. Shakespeare differs from the mod
ern playwright in that he leaves no prob
lem to be solved.
Mu Phi Episilon
Honorary musical sorority lmld
pledge ceremony Wednesday nigh;
Mrs. Alton Hampton.
Mrs. \V. F. 0. Thneher.
Mrs. Ambrose Middleton.
Miss Jessie Fariss.
TRAVERSES 1500 MILES
TO FULFILL ENGAGEMENT
New York Times’ Sports Editor Ad
dresses Journalism Students on His
Phase of the Work.
Rushing half way across the continent
to fulfill a date which be was forced to
abandon due to slides. Henry Phillip
Burehel, sports editor of the New York
Times, addressed the classes in journal
ism yesterday afternoon in Guild ball.
The New York Times which is known
as one of the leading journals of the
country, inaugurated a sports department
10 years ago with Mr. Burchcll at its
bead. He has remained in that capacity
In bis talk to the students, Mr. Burch
ell said: “There is every reason why
every small paper should have a sport
department as well as the larger one.
You need not have actual happenings, for
there are always interesting things hap
pening which will make good readable
matter. Why, there are bases for stories
in the barrenness part of the world. For
instance, when I was in Russia two years
ago I met a young Russian noble who
started to tell me about Russian sports.
1 was so disguested with the monotony
of th(> country that 1 did not believe they
could have such a thing. But some time
later 1 wrote a 3000-word story on Rus
sian sports. That is merely an illustra
tion of finding stories in apparently bar
No Sport Page 32 Years Ago
“Sports have really grown up in the
last few years. Thirty-two years ago |
there was not a sport department in any
paper in this country. The Times did not
introduce a sport page until HI years
ago. 'Editors did not realize that it was an
important part of the paper. They re
garded the sports editor as a. sort of a
frivolous person who writes about frivol
In speaking about amateur athletics,
Mr. Uurchell said: "There should lx1 a
distinct line drawn between professional
and non-professionnl athletics and I
think that great professional games
sliopld have to pay for the advertising
they receive. Under present conditions
a big game gets column after column of
what literally amounts to free advertis
ing on the sports page.”
When asked his opinion on the use of
slang on the sports page, he said: "I do
not favor the use of slang. Write so
that the man on the street can under
stand you, hut do not use that spectacu
lar slang which wuh so prevalent a few
Doesn't Believe in Signed Stories
"I don’t believe in signed stories. Ii
is entirely a personal policy of our pape •
because we do not strive for the exploi
tation of the men on our page. How
ever, 1 would not eliminate the editorial
feature of style in writing sport news. It
is not a vital or dangerous subject and
all liberty should be given to it.
"Most present day editors have not
had the advantage of a college education
and many of them are skeptical of the
college trained journalists, but do not let
tht bother you, for you are bound to be
the coming journalists. The essentials
being taught to you are intensely impor
“Keep away from the big newspapers.
You will only get real worth and happi
ness oil the small ones,” concluded the
After his address lie met the students
personally and answered various ijiics
lions that were directed to him.
He left late in the afternoon for San
In the dairy building at the University
of Wisconsin, ten gallons of buttermilk
are given away daily in free drinks to the
During the school year of lillTlo, the
average scholastic standing of Cornell
University as a whole increased very
nearly one per cent.
Sixteen deaths throughout the I nited
States resulted from football during the
1!»15 season which closed today, aec ril
ing to a Chicago statistician. Last year
the number of deaths due to the game
was one less.
MB MEN OF LEMS
I . -
Series Will Extend from Janu
ary 9 to 20. Schedule Calls
For Ninety Games.
Basketball men who have played in any
intercollegiate game will be barred from
the interfraternity basketball games.
This decision was made Tuesday evening
at a meeting of the interfraternity nth
letie board. The rule will also apply to
The doughnut games of basketball will
he played immediately after Christmas
vacation. A schedule of IK) games will
be run off, each team in the league play
ing every other team and the final stand
ing being reckoned by the percentage
After the “interfrat” games the inter
class series are scheduled. When these
are finished Director Iluyward has a
plan whereby 110 chosen teams will play
a tournament for a big loving cup offered
by the A. (1. Spalding company. Any man
is eligible to play on these teams. Those
desiring to are requested to see Mr. Hay
ward. Howard McCulloch, chairman of
the basketball committee, has arranged
the following schedule, which will start
the first Wednesday after holidays.
Dorm. vs. A. T. O.
Tin (latama Delta vs. Kappa Sigma.
Oregon Club vs. L'hi Delta.
Sigma Chi vs. Beta.
Sigma Nil vs. Delta Tail,
lota Chi vs. A. T. O.
Dorm. vs. Kappa Sigma,
l’hi (lamina Delta vs. Oregon Club,
j January 7—
1 l'hi Kelt vs. Sigma Chi.
I Beta vs. Sigma Nu.
Delta Tan vs. Iota Chi.
A. T. O. vs. Kappa Sigma.
; Dorm. vs. l'hi Gam.
1 Oregon Club vs. Kappa Sig.
l'hi Delt. vs. Beta.
Sigma Chi vs. Sigma Nu.
| Delta Tan vs. Betu.
Sigma Nu vs. Iota Chi.
l'hi Gam. vs. l’hi Delt.
Sigma Chi vs. Ore. Club.
A. '1'. O. vs. Delta Tau.
Iota Chi vs. Dorm.
Kappa Sig. vs. l’hi Delt.
l’hi Gam. vs. Sigma Chi.
Dorm. vs. Delta Tau.
Kappa Sig. vs. Iota Chi.
l’Lii (Jam. vs. A. T. O.
Ore. Club. vs. Beta.
Dili Delt. vs. Sigma Nu.
Sigma Chi vs. Delta Tau.
Beta vs. lota Chi.
Dorm. vs. Ore. Club.
A. T. O. vs. Sigma Nu.
Kappa Sigma vs. Delta Tail,
lota Chi vs. l’hi Gian.
Dorm. vs. Dhi Delt.
Ore. Cluli vs. A. T. O.
Dorm. vs. Sigma Nu.
Kappa Signal vs. Signal Chi.
1‘lii (Jam. vs. Beta.
Sigma Nu vs. Ore. Club.
Delta Tau vs. Dhi Delt.
Sigma Chi vs. Iota Chi.
Beta vs. A. T. O.
Dorm.* Cluli vs. Beta .
Kappa Sig. vs. Sigma Nu.
Dhi (Jam. vs. Delta Tau.
lota Chi vs. Ore. Club.
Dhi Delt. vs. A. T. O.
Sigma Chi vs. Dorm.
Kappa Signal vs. Beta.
Sigma Nu vs. I’hi (lam.
Delta Tau vs. Ore. Club.
Iota Chi vs. Dili Delt.
A. T. O. vs. Sigma Chi.
Chairman McCulloch wishes all teams
to lie on •hand promptly, on account of
the great number of games. The first
game starts at 4:15 each day.
All Sophomores in the Dniversity of
Kansas ale required now to take two
days’ training in football, according to
the recent decision of their physical di
The lOvergreeu of \V. S. (’. quotes Do
bie's Thanksgiving prayer as follows:
"(> Lord, we are truly thankful that we
do not meet \V. S. C.—that's all -except
that we are mighty thankful. All-men.”
If the Columbia football team comes
through the season undefeated one of
their alumni has promised to donate
$100,000 toward a stadium.