Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920, December 16, 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, $1.00. Single copies, 5c.
Assistant Editors.Wallace Eakln, Resile O. Toose
Managing Editor.Harold Hamstrcet
City Editor.Harry R. Kuck
News Editor.Mnndel Weis*
Copy Editors.He WUt Gilbert, Clytle Hall
Night Editor .Eberle Sheldon
Special Writers. .Grace Edgington, Frances Shoemaker, Charles Lundore, Walter
Kennon, Mary linker.
Administration .Roberta Killarn
Assistant .Francis Yoran
Sports .Chester A. Fee
Asslstnnt .James Sheehy
Features .Adrienne Epplng, Echo Zahl
Dramatic Critic _.'.James Cellars
Dramatics .Martha Beer
Music .Eulalle Crosby
Society ...Beatrice Locke Luclle Watson
Exchanges .Louise Allen
Reporters. .Kenneth Moores, Jean Bell, Marian Neil, Carroll Wlldln, Harold Say,
Robert McNary, Percy Boatman, Coralie Snell, Lucile Messner, Luclle
Saunder, Joe Skelton, Stanley Eaton, Helen Brenton.
Manager’s and Editor’s Phone—841.
Shall We Over-Emphasize Organizations?
A FEW days ago a plan was proposed which it was said, would
produce a panacea where chaos operated before. All of the hurry
scurry between dances in search for the “dancee” would he overcome
by having each of the various women’s fraternities grouped together
in one section of the hall.
The plan received a sufficient trial Friday night, we think, to
convince the most rabid dancer that it should have no further trial. In
the first place, in a large hall there should be lively movement. Other
wise the hall looks dead. In the second place, this plan strikes us as
a grave injustice to the non-fraternity student. Heretofore it has
been hard to get the town and non-fraternity student to attend the
dances. The attendance under the proposed plan would be worse
than ever, in fact, certain students would construe the measure as dis
Such a plan, even if it accomplishes its purpose, would introduce
more evils into dances than it seeks to eradicate. Fraternity students
seldom over-emphasize their affiliations, never advertise before the
non-fraternity student that they are of such and such a house. Stu
dents in their daily social intercourse are known as Jones, Smith, or
whatever the case may he. Under the proposed system there is no
doubt in our mind that the organization and not the person would
become the personal appellation, which is an out and out over-em
phasis of organization.
Democracy has always been a synonym of Oregon. Democ
racy has oftimes been flaunted in a wrong sense, but here is a case
where the organization is emphasized instead of the individual. This
is only a small matter, hut a series of such small matters can operate
to change the general tone of the college. That is why we object to
the proposed segregation of dancers according to their affiliations.
To the Editor:
I am willing ns ii memtiei' of the stu
ilent body to accept the venliet of the
majority in regard to the student tax.
Mill there is one point about that lax
whieh in the heat of discussion we all
overlooked. To wit: How is that money
spent? In a democratic organization
surely there ought to he n direct report
to the student body. At present, no oin
seems to know just how that tax is dis
trilnited. Every man and woman in col
lege has a right to know where his or her
!j!N goes. Let us have an itemized ac
count of how the money was spent Iasi
year. Furthermore, let it he published
in the Emerald.
This is only fair, and it is merely a
matter of good business. The merchant
whose accounts can not hear the light id
day is in a doubtful position. What
about our student body fund? The truth
can never hurt a good cause.
Whieh reminds me that your corres
pondent of November !• apparently had
so little regard for the truth that he
picked out for attack the one member of
the faculty who has given students finan
dal assistance in regard to the much dis
cussed !fs (ax. To slander one’s oppon
cuts is not good sportsmanship.
Yours for an open budget.
UOSAMNI) hates.
The above communication does not
warrant an editorial reply, for it is a re
ipiest or a demand for something that has
existed as long as the student hod\
Those in charge of the funds of the stli
dent body have in previous years and no
doubt will this year submit a statement
of last year’s finances in full. The writ
er, we are under the impression, has only
been ill college this semester, as tin
above communication only too dearly
shows. At the present time there is :n
circulation about the campus an unoffi
cial statement of last year’s receipts and
disbursements, which the writer may
have already seen, if on the other hand
the writer has not seen this statement
the Emerald will be only too glad to givi
information on the matter.
To the Editor:
The writer was very much surprised to
see in Friday night’s tluard a proposed
plan to segregate the gills who attend
the I'niversity dances according to tin
various sorority houses or elui s to which
they might belong.
The reason given for such a system
was that it would do away with much nl
the confusion and mistakes arising from
the inability of a dancer to find his part
ner in the crowd. The idea was said to
have originated with Doan Ituth Guppy
nml .Mis. Gerliuger.
With ail due respect to .Miss Guppy
nml Mrs. Gurliuger, what a silly thinu
this would lio! Did Miss Guppy or Mrs.
Gcrlinger ever attend a large function ot
this kind where on the invitation it was
pointed out in what part of the hall they
should remain? Are University students
so void of intelligence that they are un
ahle to tell their partners in what section
of the room they may he found?
There are two distinct purposes of an
all I nivorsity dance: Due is the pleas
ure derived from the dancing and the
other is the pleasure of mingling with
your fellow students. Where fraternity
men mingle freely with non-fnflornity
men and sorority women are intermingled
wdh their non sorority sisters.
Do these ladies fully appreciate the
significance of this proposed system? li
is nearly everywhere acknowledged that
the students of the University are over
organized. Nearly one-half of the stu
dents on the campus are members of fra
ternities or sororities. It has always
been a very pleasing fact to me that at
least our all-1 'Diversity dances were
democratic that as soon as a student on
torod ihe hall she left her sorority he
hind her. In a word, our dances have
been our big democratic mixes where
University students meet each other.
The question is: Are wo going to _gpoil
litis democratic spirit by introducing the
private organization into our most demo
cratic functions? Is the little saving in
time it would afford worth it?
H.U.I’l 1 S. Al.LKN.
I'lie women of tin' faculty are planning
to have a basketball team which will
challenge the women's different class
teams, alter the Christmas holidays.
So tar, the faculty have been able to
practice on)., on Saturdays, but during
vacation, while the co-eds are breaking
training, tltev plan to get in some good
M ss ll:i.d Under, Miss Harriet Thom
sou. Miss Mozollo Hair, Miss Mary Her
kins and Mrs. K. VV. Shockley ’ hav,
agreed to try out for the team.
"Me would like to have all faculty wo
men who are interested in basketball
> omc out and practice Saturdays, at 10
clock." said Miss Thomson.
1 no thousand dollars has been added
to the l nivorsity of Michigan Union's
* * .tHKMHRI club house fund, through a
gilt from' I.. \\ How . n and his four
sous, who are all graduates or students
in the University. It is hoped that con
tributions will total $h*00,tHk> by Decent
her 1.
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