Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920, January 18, 1916, Page Two, Image 2

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Associated Students of the University of Oregon. :
Entered at the postoffice at Eugene as second class matter.
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Special Writers. .Graeo Edgington, Frances Shoemaker, Charles Dundore, Walter
ICennon, Mary Baker. I _ . .
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A Progressive State And University.
ANOTHER YEAR has passed in the progressive advancement
of the University. Little by little, we think, the people of the state
have come to realize the true value of their educational institutions,
which are contributing to the welfare of the state—one of the most
| progressive commonwealths of the nation. i
No factor shows the attitude of Oregon to higher education bet
ter than does the personnel of the Board of Regents, which has in its
1 keeping the policy of the University of Oregon. One of the reasons
I for the present high status of the University is to be found in the pro
gressive character of the Board of Regents, jjust as a former body
1 of regents guided the University through a critical period, so tile pre
sent board is blazing the way for the entrance iof the University into
a period of unparalleled progressiveness and welfare.
The Board of Regents, which is now meeting on the campus to
decide cm the year’s possibilities, is characterized by its enthusiasm
I for the University’s continued growth. Everyj member is active per
sonally every day of the year in forwarding the best interests of the
I state through its University.
Movements throughout the state that have great promise for
the University can be traced to the influence of the Board of Re
l gents. Never was the University a more powerful institution than it
is now, and credit for this state of affairs is due to the Regents and
| to the President of the University. I
The student body realizes its fortune in having such a body of
i persons at the helm; and the Emerald feels tha]t it is but faintly eclio
; ing the greater voice of the students and faculty when it bids the
Board of Regents a hearty welcome to the campus which has pros
pered so well under the present administration,
Western Athletics vs. pastern
I WESTERN ATHLETICS have come in for their share—and
I a little more than their prorata share of the abuses that are said to
obtain in American sports. The general indictment of western ath
letics, although not so very stringent, has beembased largely on cases
that have been opened to the public gaze in the east.
For instance, the past season saw. a scandal in the world of sports
I in the cases of he Gore and Brickley.
By and large, the status of the situation.in the sporting world
1 finds its parallel ifi the world of international diplomacy. Just as
! international law is created by war, which it seeks to regulate and
eventually exterminate, so too, the laws that are supposed to govern
1 the relations in intercollegiate sport, are produced by the conditions
that they seek to remedy. ;
The cast has been prone to accept certaijn conditions in sports
heretofore, that the west has sought to eliminate. For instance the
east at present is far behind the west in its atjitude toward scouting
and proselvtism. Eastern preparatory schools! have often been little
j sill)-training stations for certain colleges. In fact scandals in the in
tercollegiate division of eastern athletics have been more numerous
: and more vicious than have such cases been in1 the west.
! At present, Sol Metzger, an eastern coach and authority on in
tercollegiate relations, is writing a series of articles on the abuses that
I obtain in the east 11 is compilation of the crises would fill a good
sized book. The west on the other hand has no such record.
The recent enactments of the Oregon faculty regarding scouting
! and the one year rule is far in advance of eastern legislation in this
I regard. And the conditions in western athletics that gave rise to
, such legislation are nothing compared with jinremedied conditions
in the east. Seldom does athletic legislation i]ii the east get beyond
recommendations offered by amateur representatives of sports. Sel
dom does legislation in the east originate with a single institution.
And at best, such legislation is nothing hut ja “gentleman's agree
1 subject to violation. The only sin seems to lie in getting
I caught in the act. '
I 1 low, then, we ask, can western athletics jbe condemned for cer
tain major evils that do not actually exist. The spirit, we think, of
m \ a criticism- written and oral—-of western athletics is based pri
i m:n i'.y on conditions that are foreign. On th|e other hand, any one
will admit that athletics are not ideal in the west. But the fact that
the west leads in legislation to reduce evils tha]t do not compare with
eastern evils should be a reason for paving a 'tribute to, rather than
. i
fr.uuinn an indictment of, college sports m the west.
college will receive $200,000
from tlii* general education board of the
K r loundutin, ns u nucleus <>f
u million dollar endowmnent fund which
is being raised by ibut institution.
Of the forty-four graduate! of the
I’ulitr r school of jourunlism of Colum
bia university, all but five are engulfed
in nevesimjo'f work, and all but out* are
making their living by writing.
Contrary M the custom oi dosing
formal dames' at two ovioek. the women
of the university of Kansas have pre
sented a resolution expressing them
selves In favor of all dances stopping at
one o'clock.
Aoeording tp recent athletic statistics
-seed at Harvard. ll'dtl students have
engaged iu major and minor sports dur
ing ltutt. ;
Roger Jane spent the week-end in
Marshall Woodworth spen^ the week
end in Albany.
Helen Purington and Grace Reid
spent the week-end in Portland.
Mrs. Tischer of Salem, is visiting her
daughter Mary at Mary Spiller halL
O - c
t\9ill Burgard and Leslie iTooze were
guests of Kappa Alpha Theta for Sun
day dinner.
Emerson Merrick, cx-’lB, of Medford,
spent the week-end at the Delta Tau
Delta house.
Kappa Alpha Theta guestsi for Sunday
evening lunch were: Bob Langley and
Merlin Batley. I
Miss Perkins, Mr. J. T. Williamson, of
La Grande and Ellis Williamson were
Sunday dinner guests of Alpha Phi.
Mr. and Mrs. A, C. Dixon, Miss Dor
othy Dixon and Richard Ipixon were
Sunday dinner guests of Pi Beta Phi.
Dr. and Mrs.' Straub, Dr. and Mrs. H.
D. Sheldon and Miss Patterson were
Sunday dinner guests of Mary Spiller
Sunday dinner guests of Delta Tau Del
ta were: Meader Fletcher, Dr. William
Parsons and H. F. Cotton, of Portland.
Chi Omega has received word that Mrs.
Charles Gray is in Alabama just now.
She will return for the second semester
by Canadian road.
Professor and Mrs. Graham Mitchell,
Judge Thompson, Clark Thompson, Dave
Wilson, Dorsey Howard. Shy Hunting
ton were dinner guests at the Gamma Phi
Beta house Sunday.
One more week-end intervenes now
before examination time, when all out
door sports will be stopped for a while.
Serious review and study have already
begun and few gaieties will be indulged
in now.
The A. D. A. club of Corvallis en
tertained several Delta Delta Delta
members with a Theatre party Friday
night and with a dance Saturday night.
Those enjoying the hospitality were:
Marie Churchill, Ruth Ralston, Gladys
Childs, Margaret Spangler, Winifred
Starbuck, Juanita Wilkins, Louise Leiter,
Agnes Driscoll, and Norma Graves, who
is attending Monmouth Norma'
al school.
:e the key
s this week
to wagons,
e seen along
Snow and sleighbells we::
note of the many jolly parties
end. Sleds, as “trailers”
sleighs and automobiles, were
every street, filled with laughing, happy
people. The golf links were dotted from
morning till moonlight with toboggan
parties, who cared not at all for “spills”
into the snow. Every possible vehicle
was turned into a sleigh and the merry
jingle of the sleigh bells were heard all
day long. .
Tuesday, Jan. 18.—Board of Regents
2:00 p. in.—“Why Groat Britain
entered the War.” Dr. Schafer,
Library basement.
7:30 p. m.—Faculty Colloquium.
Wednesday, Jan. 10.—10 a. in.—As
sembly address — “Education
Through Music.” Jllustarted—
l’rof. Landshury.
2:00 p. ir—Commerce Lecture—Ar
chitecture Building.
4:00 p. m.—Four o'clock lecture—
1 >r. Rebec.
4:00 p. m.—“The Student Volunteer
Movement.” Physics lecture room
Deady—J. Lovell Murray.
Thursday, Jan. 20. 3:00 p. in.—Read
ing "Uannele,” Prof. Reddie. Guild
Friday, Jan. 21, 8 p. m.—“Sacred
Ground,”—Reading by Prof. Red
Wednesday, Jan. 20. 10 a. m.—“Won
der-color Pictures,"—Assembly.
Friday, Jan. 28. S p. ra.—“Miss Forbes’
studeuts recital. Villard.
At a meeting of the senior play com
mittee at the Kappa Alpha Theta house
yesterday, a selection for thel annual dra
matic performance was discussed. Sev
eral productions were considered, and the
choice was finally narrowed llown to the
| following four: “Green Stocking,”
“Seven Days,” "The Friend From In
dia" and "The Gallopers.” Those
plays have been ordered and will be
carefully lead by the committee before
a final decision is made.
Rehearsals for "The Tarping of the
Shrew,” which is to he given by the
Guild Player*, February 2A|:iud 2d. be
gin today. Steady drilling has been
planned and the cast will [endeavor to
give a letter-perfect production.”
“What the Public Wants,*' which was
given hv the Drama Guild lajst w eek, has
been highly praised by all who attended.
The guild has been especially successful
in its choice of stage sittings. The
scene of the third act (thej interior of
an English home in a small town), has
been particularly commented upon by
many for its beautiful color effects.
Basketball, Initial Experiment,
Well Attended and Game
Is Played Cleanly.
"With eight nattily attired quintets
striving earnestly for victory each night
before two or three hundred wildly en
thusiastic student fans, intra-mural bas
ketball approaches big league stuff.
Good Material Developed
Coach Bezdek says: “Some mighty
good material is being developed for
varsity teams by this doughnut series.
The play is getting cleaner, too; every
night the number of fouls called de
creases; they are getting the ‘hang ’em
on the wall’ idea of their heads and play
ing real basketball.”
Instead of eliminating a team with the
first defeat, as in past years, ea—.
team plays every other and the one with
the best percentage at the end is winner
of the cup. The new arrangement is a
success, as is evidenced by the present
situation. Delta Tau Delta and Phi
Delta Thetas arc tied for the leadership,
with one defeat each and the Oregon
club, Sigma Chi, Kappa Sigma and the
Dormitory are all tied for second, with
two unfortunate affairs to their dis
credit. Every one of the six teams is on
edge and pulling for somebody to dTag
down one of the leaders from the perch.
And the crowds, about equally divided
between the boys and the girls, share
the keen interest. In fact, the crowd
more closely resembles an intercollegiate
game audience than a. doughnut follow
Faculty Is Behind Innovation
This increased interest and emphasis
on intra-mural sports came through the
suggestion of the special athletic com
mittee of the faculty, which is trying:
1. To provide an incentive and an op
portunity for every student to secure at
least one hour’s physical activity daily as
a balance to the sedentary demands of
university life;
2. To conserve the social and moral
values of games and sports and to secure
to every student the fullest opportunity
for their practice;
3. To develop the habit of exercise.
Tennis and Golf Encouraged
Twelve new tennis courts, a golf
course, a hew permanent baseball dia
mond and a women's pavilion will come
up before the board of regents for rati
fication at their meeting Tuesday,
ulty committee on intra-mural sports, is
Frofessor DeCou, chairman of the fac
ulty committee says that he is very
confident that the board of regents will
provide for ail of the above and thinks
the women’s pavilion will be in use
within a month.
Women’s Pavilion Is Assured
The plan is for a frame building 50x80
feet, roofed over and open at the sides
above the first three feet, to be built at
once on the south side of the women’s
gymnasium. The pavilion would double
the present floor space, make p'ossible a
much better schedule of required gym
nasium work, especially for the sopho
more girls, provide outdoor exercises
during the rainy season in basketball,
tennis, volleyball, indoor baseball and be
in constant use at all seasons. Miss
Cummings says: “This school can, at
comparatively small cost, relieve the
congestion in lower class work, offer op
portunities for continuing exercise to
upperclass women, and obtain the ben
efits of outdoor exercise at a season
when most colleges are offering only
indoor work.”
Will Add Diamond in Year
The committee, with President Camp
bell, definitely plan to get one new base
ball diamond for next year. It will be
on the new field southeast of the cam
pus and will be used by the varsity this
spring leaving the old diamond on the
campus for the use of the doughnut
league and class games. If the perma
nent field cannot be gotten into con
dition in time, another temporary field
may be provided, according to Professor
12 Tennis Courts for 400 Players
The old “duck pond” and campus just
north of the women’s tennis courts, will
be modeled into 12 dirt tennis courts,
surfaced with rock dust. The surface will
then be treated with crude oil, which will
keep the grass dow.n and provide a res
ilent footing, besides shedding water.
“There is every indication that these
courts will be ready for use this spring,
and that one or more permanent cement
courts will be added each year," say the
committee. A dozen courts will ac
commodate for play three times a week
about 400 men and women.
Golf Day Is After Exams.
•V golf course is an extensive thing and
will he installed, the first Saturday after
examinations, which will be golf day.
Professor Prescott hopes to have at
least a hundred men at work in the
morning; at noon the women will serve
a picnic luncheon and in the afternoon
those skilled in the art of wielding golf
clubs will endeavor to wise up the ig
norant on golf terms and utensils and
how to use them.
The course will be nine holes, and will
give opportunity for sufficient exercise
throughout the year for 200 persons. It
will he possible with a little practice to
play around in one hour.
The committee consists of Professor
DeCou, chairman: Professors Howe, Dy
ment and Prescott, Mr. Hayward. Mr.
I'eidek, Miss Cummings and President
Campbell, ex-officio.
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