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E DITOR-IN -CHIEF.....MAX H. SOMMER
Assistant Editors.Wallace Baida, Leslie O. Toone
Managing Editor.Harold Hamatreet
City Editor...Harry L. Kuck
Copy Editors.Do Witt Gilbert, Clytle HaU
Special Writers. .Grace Edglngtonl Frances Shoemaker, Charles Dundore, Walter
Kennon, Mary Baker.
Administration .Roberta Killam
Sports . Chester A. Fee
Features ...Adrienne Epping, Echo /ahl
Dramatic Critic.James Cellars
Muslo .Eulalie Crosby
Society ....Beatrice Locke Luclle Watson
ElOklOftl .....LOUlSO A116I1
Reporters. .Kenneth Moores, Jean Bell, Marian Nell, Carroll Wlldin, Harold Say,
Robert McNary, Percy Boatman, Coralle Snell, Luclle Messner, Luclle
Saunder, Joe Skelton, Stanley Eaton, Helen Brenton.
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1 THE EDITOR.
Professionalism and Poppy-Cock.
LIKE A bolt out of a dear sky, comes the news from some
where that three Oregon men,are on the verge of being declared pro
fessionals because they played on a basketball team, two members
of which were signed up with a professional baseball team. While
Oregon is militantly against any particle of professionalism invading
the amateur ranks of college sports, this latest development is hard
ly creditable, whatsoever its origin.
Small wonder that the colleges have failed to remedy evils in
athletics, as they are constituted at present, when they have contin
ually been forced to evade the real evil of proselytism by having their
attention diverted to hair-splitting technicalities.
Oregon has lately taken progressive steps in the attempt to free
college sports from imagined, taints. The first step was to draw up
an outline of the essence of good sportsmanship, and the next was to
strictly prohibit proselytism, qr as it is commonly known “scouting.”
Now comes the whiff of in ill wind which threatens the amateur
standing of men wholly ignorant of what a technicality can do. One
of these men is at present the Captain of the lemon-yellow track team.
The situation is critical to this man, not only on account of threaten
ing his track career this season, but for greater reasons. He is an
ticipating entering some eastern university, and to be declared a
professional signals his permanent ostracism from college athletics.
And this same man is also a pandidate for the Rhodes Scholarship,
which carries as a requirement amateur athletic ability.
But the matter is based on flimsy technicalities. The three men
did not receive pay for playing, neither did they play with men who
had received pay for professional baseball. The two men signed up
for professional ball, which does not constitute professionalism but
merely signifies their intention of engaging in professional sport in
in some future time. Until tjfiey actually play professional baseball
and receive pay for professional services, we cannot see any profes
sionalism in their careers. 1
This affair merely emphasizes the athletic situation in American
amateur circles, where there afc two forces at work: first, the Eng
lish amateur spirit, which is nrit a book of rules—as a critic expresses
it; and, secondly, the American amateur athletic association. The
English spirit is a wonderful: thing, and the colleges are trying to
graft it into their sports, but this cannot he done by merely passing
on it: it must be cultivated. The counter-force is the American ama
teur rules, which are as complex, technical and hair-splitting as
* American law. In fact, “amateurism” is largely a matter of higgling
over cases and technicalities. J
Under the English athletic spirit such a technicality would never
arise, but anything may be caljled professionalism in American sport.
The college athlete lives in continual dread that he may do something
that will lay him open to charges of professionalism.
It would be an unfortunate circumstance were these men declared
professionals, but at the same time the spirit of fair play, based on the
English attitude, which is creeping into Northwestern athletics, would
probably not endanger the statjjs of the men in the conference meets.
Interesting, indeed, in the light of this occurance, are several
cases in the east. Did the playing of Cutts on the Harvard eleven in
1901 against Yale deprive the ten other Harvard players of their ama
teur standing? Cutts was declared a professional for giving boxing
lessons as a means of working his way through college. Cuts had
received pay, while the two soj-called professionals on the “Outlaw”
team had never received pay. Did the playing of Bricklev with Wil
liams in the Trinity game professionalize the entire William’s foot
ball team? The cases of Earns on of Pennsylvania. Bingham of Har
vard and Thompson of Cornell are also notable. The American
amateur rules could have been so interpreted in these cases as to pro
fessionalize whole athletic team's because of the violation of the ama
teur rules by one man. But the rules were not interpreted such a
way in these cases. 1
From these cases alone, it seems impossible that three basketball
players could have contracted professionalism, that contagious dis
ease which often invades colleges, when the so-called professionals
with whom they played had notj yet contracted it themselves.
f CAMPUS NOTES 1
Mrs. 8. S. Neil of Portland was a
week-end guest at the Delta Gamma
Miss Amy Dunn entertained at the
Country club with an informal dance
Monday night, for Delta Gamma and the
following guests: James Sheehy, Lynn
McCready, Bob Atkinson, Pete Sex
ton, Dick Onthank, Paul Reaney, Ken
neth Farley, Turner Neil, Roger Jayne,
Lloyd Segart, Carl Nelson, Roger Hoi
comb, Percy Boatman, Roy Brown,
Sprague Adams, Marshall Woodworth,
Larne Blaekaby, Joe Denn, Francis
Yoran, Ross Geiger, Maynard Harris,
Joe Bell, Russell Fox, Russell Calkins,
Neil Morfitt, Harold Tregilgas, Edward
Pixley, Curtis Peterson, Thurston Lara
way, Ray Couch, Charles Johns, Paul
Smith and Kenneth Moores.
Claire Haines, a Chi Omega from the
University of Utah chapter, who regis
tered here this last semester, has re
turned to her home in Salt Lake City.
Mabel Van Zante and Bess Colman
spent the week-end in Portland.
Edith Thesize, ex. ’18, of Boulder, Col.
has reentered this semester.
Delta Tau Delta entertained Mr. and
Mrs. Ambrose Middleton of Springfield
at dinner on .Sunday.
Harold Broughton, T3, Portland, spent
the week-end at the Beta Theta Pi
Pete Anderson of Corvallis was a week
end guest at the Sigma Nu house.
Dobie Garrett, ex-’16, has re-entered
Clark Burgard spent the week end with
his parents in Portland.
Leslie Tooze spent the week end in
C. Harold Cochran, ex. T8, and Mel
vin P. Ogden, ’ll, spent the last of the
week at the Beta Theta Pi house.
Harry Booth spent the week end in
Alpha Phi entertained with an informal
dance Saturday evening at the local
house. Decorations were in cardinal, one
of the fraternity colors. Those enter
tained were: Burleigh Cash, Bernie Cor
bitt, Wendell Burbour, Joe Bell, Paul
Renney Basil Williams, Ward McKinney,
Cleveland Simpkins, Victor Chambers,
Marion Nelson, l)olph Phipps, Maynard
Harris, Herman Gilfilen, Joe Skelton,
Kent Wilson and Mr. Heintzleman.
Chester Fee left Saturday for Seattle
where he acts ns best man at the wedding
of his brother, J. Alger Fee, a garduate
of Whitman College and of Columbia
University, who is at present city attor
ney of Pendleton, Oregon.
Sunday dinner guests of Sigma Nu
were: Dr. and Mrs. B. W. DeBusk, Mild
red Thomas, Dorothy Montgomery, Haz
el Rader, Virginia Peterson, Anne Hales,
Eulalie Crosby returned Monday from
The Dalles where she spent the week
end between semesters.
Eyla Walker spent the week end at
her home in Corvallis.
Friday afternoon Delta Tail Delta on
tertained with a matinee dance. The
guests were: Mildred Woodruff, Lucile
Huggins, Rieta Hough, Ruth Rothrock,
Marian Springer, Erna Petzold, Agnes
Busier, Echo Zahl, Louise Bailey, Helen
Ourrey, Dorothy Downard, Miriam Page,
Caroline Alexander, Beatrice Thurston,
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Dorothy Dunn, DoTcthy Bennett, Mild
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Miss Barbara yachtrieb of San
Francisco, who was here this fall as
visiting delegate of Alpha Phi, has been
appointed executive secretary for the
commission for the
with a salary of
new social insurance
state of California,
$2400 a year. The Sen Francisco papers
say that Miss Nachtrileb is the first wo
man to be the head of a commission in
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