Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920, February 17, 1916, Image 1

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New $40,000 Structure Inter
feres1 With Sprina Ball
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Tiffany Uncertain Where the
Games i Will Be Held When
Players Are Ousted.
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The varsity baseball team will be with
out a suitable diamond unless some
change is made in the near future.
Surveyors' started work Wednesday
morning staking the points for the new
law building! on the field back of the lib
rary, while t|he building will'be located in
the southwest corner, enough room will
be left for baseball practice. This mea
dow has bejen the scene of conference
games for t;he past five years. Players
and fans alijie are loath to see its pass
“We will |probably have to utilize the
girl’s hockey field,” said Graduate Man
ager A. R. Tiffany, in discussing future
plans. “We are hard up for a suitable
place to hole} the games this year, as the
new $10,OCX) athletic field will not be
ready until ^text fall. In the meantime we
must make the best of things.”
This yearj Oregon has the hardest
schedule in years. Fourteen games have
been signedi with possibilities of more
being added.! Manager Tiffany has given
out the following list of contests as ar
ranged at tjie coast conference meeting
in Portland. He avers, however, that the
dates are subject to change:
March 31, April 1—Oregon vs. Che
mawa, at Eugene.
April 7-8-—Oregon vs. Washington, at
Eugene. |
April 9-1.5—Oregon vs California, at
Berkeley. |
April 2S-2;9—Oregon vs Washington, at
Seattle. i
May 5-6—Oregon vs. O. A. C., at Eu
gene. i
May 12-1?—Oregon vs. O. A. C., at
Corvallis. ;
May 19-21)—Oregon vs. California, at
germakTpilots elected
Teuton Organization Plans a Play to Be
Given in the Spring.
The German club elected officers for
the second semester on Tuesday evening.
Martha Beer is the new president, Mina
Ferguson vicje-president, Cecelia Hoff
man secretary, and Herman Gilfilen
treasurer, pecause of the election the
evening's program was very short, con
sisting of a reading from “Immensee,”
by Martha | Beer, and a reading and
explanation |of “Her Gute Kamerad,” by
Mary Hilsop. The meeting was held
in the Deltaj Delta Delta house.
“The club is going to hold the entire
meeting in |German, including the 'busi
ness meeting, from now on,” announced I
the new president today. “W e can’t all
speak German iluently. but we want to
learn. And we want all the students
who do spea^t German to join the society
and help.
“We are going to put on short Ger
man play, ‘per Professor,’ this spring,
and we will pry to have mnre regular
meetings than we have had so far this
year. There will not be so many con
flicting attractions now. These meetings
will be full of life, too, with good pro
grams and folk-games and eats.”
S. p, Humphrey! of Portland, Oregon,
secretary of. the Xatiomil Ilifle associa
tion, is anxious that the University or
ganize a rifle club.
O. A. C. Ihas a rifle club, and there
would be a chance for the University to
compete with other colleges in the country
both with small bore rifles and regular
army rifles, says Mr. Humphrey in a
letter to I’rqfessor Dyment.
“The club would be affiliated with
the X. R. A. and under supervision
of the War Department.” writes Mr.
Humphrey. “In that way a certain num
ber of free rifles would be furnished also
some ammdnition and other supplies
could be purt hased at cost."
If any ofithe students wish to organ
ize a club Hgre Mr. Humphrey says he;
will send them literature on the X'. R.;
4 ' 1
Vo Birds Twitter
Awake an Echo?
The Warm Weather
lyzes Budding Senti
Places Blame on
Poet Ana
ent and
thot was all
Does the twitter of the birds awake an
echo in your heart?
Stir something that you
walled in?
Do the tiny budding violets to you a
tale impart?
I'll tell you what it means—it’s spring.
Are idle fancies in your
mount, supreme?
Regardless of professors
Does snub-nosed co-ed sitti
pear a fairie queen?
I’ll tell you what it means
thots, para
added vim?
ng dose, ap
-it’s Spring!
Come, let’s dance and frolic, friends;
Let's clap our hands and
You can’t withstand fair na
All hail—-It’s Spring! It'
Piles OUT OF
:ure’s call:
s Spring!
Orchestra Is Not Pr
in Pageant Flans
Dig a Trench
ovided for
estra is on&
the school of
sed the site
Where to put the orch
of the questions now facing the Oregon
pageant committee in arranging for the
staging of the pageapt in June,
sor <E. F. Lawrence, dean of
architecture, has canvas
northwest of the library, and found that
a 100 foot stage depth j^nd room for
bleachers can be secured without inter
fering with the work on the new build
ing. But where is the orchestra to go?
There isn’t any pit, an elevation might
not be suitable. If placed in front of the
stage, the orchestra would hide the play
ers. At the side, the director would not
be able to guide all parts of the play at
“I have about decided We shall have
to dig a trench for the orchestra,” said
Professor W. F. G. Thaeher, who is
working in conjunction with Dr. E.
Bates, on the pageant. “If it rains,
we’ll have another problep.”
The back of the stage
semi circle of trees which
the rear of the library to
Bleachers will be brought over from Kin
caid field, and the whole
ed. Mr. Lawrence is drawing plans for
will be the
range from
Deady walk.
space enclos
theatre. Ros
palnning de
other details of the outdoor
well Dosch’s classes are
signs for advertising posters, and will
probably work out a color scheme for the
stage settings, lighting and costumes.
“The form of the pageant is practic
ally ready,” Mr. Thaeher said, “with the
exception of the prologue, which Dr.
Bates is writing. The next important step
will be to complete the music. The latter
part of the week Mrs. Thomas C Burke
of Portland will be down. Mrs. Burke is
willing and glad to coopera
the extent of composing
music. Miss Forbes and Dr
bury are also working at t
te with us to
much of the
J. J. Lands
e music.”
Mr. Thaeher has himself composed
music for several of the lyrics—the
“Song of the Trail,” the “Drivers’ Song”
“Mother Oregon Awakening Her Daugh
ters” ,and others. The dan^:e scenario is
also being prepared. Much
for this will be adapted or
of the music
Unique System of Selecting Treasurer
Is Inaugurated.
The personnel of the ne\y
cabinet announced by the e
mittee last night, is as fo
committee, Helena DeLano
ice, Alva 'Wilson; house
Ruth Westfall; publicity,
maker; house committee, J
missions, Roberta Killiam;
Genevieve Chapin; assista
Frances Schenek.
A unique system has
in the selecting of the 'treak
after the assistant treasu
instructed by the treasur
next year she will become
In the near future, Mark
go to Albany, where she wi
V. W. C. A. and there on
where she will act as dele
"ministry-mission” convent!'
Y. W. C. A.
secutive com
llows: Social
social serv
ranees Rhoe
ane Huggins;
Bible study,
at treasurer,
en instituted
urer. Here
rer will be
pr and the
Gillies, will
II address the
to Corvallis,
gate to the
Miss Clare Raley, a Senior
Prominent in Student Affairs,
to Fill Unexpired Term.
With scarcely one-sixth of the voting
population of the University present at
the student body meeting yesterday af
ternoon, Claire Raley was elected sec
retary/of the associated students. Miss
Raley will fill out the term of Eva
Brock, whose graduation at mid-term left
the office vacant.
Is a Senior From Pendleton
Miss Raley is a senior from Pendle
ton, and majors in English literature.
Last year she was vice-president of her
class, and a first vice-president of the
Women’s league. She has served on the
Y. W. C. A. cabinet and on the Eutaxian
board. Theta Sigma Phi, the women’s
journalistic sorority, and Kwama, a
sophomore honor society, number Miss
Fraley as a member.
Charlie Fenton, the only other nomi
nee for the office of secretary, has also
taken part in many student activities,
she being a member of the girls' glee
club and appearing in dramatics this
year. Last year she was administration
editor on the Oreg.ina. Rita Fraley
acted as secretary pro tem.
Wanted to Feel Student Body Pulse
The constitution provided that the ex
ecutive committee should elect a secre
tary for the unexpired term, but the
committee wished to know the sentiment
of the student body, and for that reason
called the special meeting.
Mr. Dunn Invites “George and His
Friends to See “Pictures.”
George and Professor F. S. Dunn are
staunch friends. George is a bootblack
from sunny Greece and has a stand in
front of Ohak’s.
Mr. Dunn, who teaches Latin and
reads Greek, is always eager to converse
with sons of Greece, and George is equal
ly as eager to discuss his fatherland with
a friendly listener.
When Gft>rge heard about the tri
the “Inheritance from Greece and Rome”
weekly lectures given by Mr. Dunn on
he epressed a desire to see the “pic
tures”. Immediately Mr. Dunn extended
an invitation to George and all his friends
to attend the illustrated lecture Friday
at 3 o’clock in Deady hall.
Proposed Building Is to Provide
1 for Women’s Sports and
All Year Training.
The sleeping porch is not providing
enough fresh air at the University of
An open-air gymnasium is now pro
posed, which will permit outdoor training
for women throughout the year.
“Open air exercise is five times ns
beneficial as indoor exercise,” said Miss
Louise Cummings, director of physical
'training for women at the the University
of Oregon. “This outdoor gymnasium is
necessary from the standpoint of econ
omy, health and over-crowding of the
present gymnasium.
To Adjoin Women's Gym
“A frame structure, that could be
built to adjoin the women’s gymnasium,
|either on the south or the east would be
amply sufficient to satisfy the needs of
'the department until the new women’s
building could be completed It would be
inexpensive, as it would have only ft
floor and roof, with a wall about two feet
high around the bottom and the rest en
closed in wire netting.”
Exercise Possible Year Around
“The climate iu Oregon is such that
outdoor exericse is possible the year
Inround, provided there is protection from
rain.’ The University of Oregon could
easily make itself noted for its oppor
tunities for outdoor work, which is fast
becoming a feature of the- universities of
the south, where the climate is not bet
ter for this purpose than in Oregon.
Oberlin college has used the open air gym
nasium with success for several years.
For Classes and Games
“The outdoor gymnasium could bo used
both for classes and for games, where
as, at present, there is not sufficient
room. On account of conflict with
studies it is necessary to schedule classes
in the gymnasium at 8, 4 and 5 o’clock.
With classes on the floor during the af
ternoon, there is little time for basket
ball or any elective sport, but with the
new building it would be possible to con
duct one indoor class and one outdoor
class at the same time. The present
schedule, with 5 o’clock classes lasting
until nearly (5 o’clock, is1 poor, because
women should not be given compulsory
iwork so late in the day. It is neither
hygenie nor safe.”
President Campbell hns referred the
matter to the board of regents, asking
for an appropriation of approximately
$’700 for the proposed building.
Adoption Simplified Spelling
Is Plan Suggested to Faculty
In Census Taken of Faculty Members by Emerald Reporters
Twelve Are Found to Favor New Project, Seven Oppose
and Four Are for Gradual and Two for Partial Adoption.
President P. L. Campbell gave out a formal statement yester
day, through Secretary N. C. Grimes, to the effect that definite
steps will’ be taken to present to the faculty the question of author
izing the adoption of some form of simplified spelling. “I am
deeply interested in the movement,” said President Campbell, “and
have aiways been somewhat inclined toward it, but I am not com
mitted to it.” *
The Emerald thereupon had a number of faculty members in
terviewed as to their policy on simplified spelling, with especial
reference to its adoption, wholly or in part, at the University.
The statements follow:
How 27 members of the faculty
stand on simplified spelling:
For, 12.
Against 7.
For partial adoption, 2.
For gradual adoption,
Non-committal, 2.
“I am in favor o fa mild form of sim
plified spelling,” said Hr. F. L. Shinn,
professor of chemistry. “In the question
of having it adopted at the University, I
would favor a conservative adoption.”
“So far I have not given simplified
spelling much attention. I do not favor,
however, the adoption of such a system
in aH»its forms, but would favor adoption
of some few changes as sort of a trial,”
said B. II. McAlister, professor of me
“Simplified spelling has not gained
sufficient headway for the University to
adopt it, it seems to me,” said W. F. G.
Thacher, professor of rhetoric. “'Sci
entifically, I believe in it; I believe it
would greatly reduce the difficulties of
' spelling, but I do not believe the game
to be worth the candle, right now.”
j “If a student chooses to use this
method of spelling in my classes, that is
his privilege, and I do not count it
against him, but personally the change is
distasteful to me. Should the question
be brought up for vote I would probably
vote against it,” said I »r. W. 1’. Boyn
' ton, professor of physics,
j “The method of simplifing spelling of
words is saving of energy, and if the is
sue is brought up before the faculty to
ibc voted upon, I will vote in favor of its
adoption,” said I>r. Don C. Sowers, pro
fessor of municipalities and public ac
“I have not given the matter a care
ful study as yet, and if the proposition
(Continued on page four)
HumoristA rrwes;
Will Speak Friday
Dean Collins, Oregonian Col
yumist, Will Tell Parvenus
“How,” and Ride Goat.
Dean CoJlins, of the class of 1010, and
now on the Oregonian staff, arrived in
■Eugene this morning, and will spend two
days on the campus, telling the parve- !
nus the secrete of the newspaper game, |
and riding the Sigma Delta Chi goat, )
which he evaded last year when he was
elected to the honorary journalism
In his own words, the editor of the
“Crawfish” says, "While I shall devote
some time to n review of the field of i
newspaper humor and verse and the men I
who are already making good in it, I in-1
tend to devote most, of the matter to a
discussion of the mechanics of the game,
the methods of deovloping technique and
the branches of newspaper special writ
ing.” The address will be in Guild hall
at 1 o’clock tomorrow.
Friday evening Mr. Collins will be ini-,
tinted into the honorary journalism fra
ternity, Sigma Delta Chi.
Mr. Collins is a guest at Friendly hall,
where he lived during his college days.
He will return to Portland Saturday
Leader Declares Women Can
Learn Easily Whether They
Are Musicians or Not.
/ Albert Perfect, leader of the Univer
sity men’s band, will organize a ladies’
band. Mr. Perfect has led other ladies’
bauds. He trained one of forty-one pieces
at Valley City, N. I). Of this band of
forty-one, twenty-seven went on the dif
ferent trips, some of whjch were Cha
tauqua engagements.
Green Players Learn Quickly.
The Dakota band was formed of girls
who {or most part had never before
played any band instruments. Mr. Per
fect says that a ladies’ band progresses
very rapidly, as he recommends that only
girls who already know how to play some
instrument—preferably the piano—take
up the wo k in the band. A band of en
tirely green players who know music
should be able to play some of the eas
ier bund music in a very few weeks.
Mr. Perfect is planning a public ap
pearance of this band before next com
mencement. It will be formed this week
since a good number has already signi
fied its intention of joining. Those in
terested may see Mr. Perfect Saturday
morning at 10 o’clock at lV University
school of music.
University Professors Will Address
High School Students Throughout
the Entire State
The University professors who ere do
me extension work are planning to ad
dress the high school student bodies of
the state before the first of May. To facil
itate matters Dr. H. I>. Sheldon, dean
of the school of education and Earl Kil
patrick, assistant director of the exten
sion department, have made division of
the* state.
Dr. Sheldon will speak to the high
schools in Clatsop, Columbia and Clack
amas counties, with a few exceptions, and
to the Salem, Woodburn, Albany and
Rilverton. Also he will take a trip through
the Deschutes country during spring va
Dr. B. W. Do Busk, of the education
department, is to talk to the high schools
at Estacada, Park place, Can by and to
most of the schools in Tillamook. Mult
nomah, Washington, Lincoln and Yam
hill counties. He will make a trip to east
ern Oregon, not going farther than Pen
dleton, and will speak to tiie high schools
along the Southern Pacific south of Eu
Mr. Kilpatrick will talk to the high
schools at Jefferson, and Marion and to
1 hose in the counties of Linn, Benton and
Klamath, and will make a trip to Wal
lowa and Union counties.
I)r. E. S. Conklin, professor of psy
chology, will speak to the Coos county
schools in February.
Dr. .7. II. Gilbert, professor of econo
mics, will cover Malheur and Baker
counties in spring vacation. I
bimmbmb until
BY DR. 6. H.
Strong Defense of New System,
Its History, .Development,
and Future Given.
TO ‘SPEL,’ think not goess
“Note” Is “Note,” “Boat” Why
Not “Bote,” Asks Educator
When Interviewed.
Making it easier for the child, whose
time and efforts in the speling line are
well worth considering—that is the pur
pose of the simplified spelling board in
advocating ainipl speling, according to
Dr. George H. Danton, of R^ed college,
Portland, and Pacific coast field agent
of the board.
tVhat's good for father is good for
John,’ doesn’t hold tin in the case of
Speling,” Dr. Danton soya. “ ‘Sally’
doesn’t hav to expend years studying a
complicated and highly unsatisfactory al
fabet, just becaus her mother did. For
a movement is on foot to do way with nl
the time now expended in trying to make
John and Sally understand why ‘note’ is
‘note,’ and ‘boat’ is not ‘bote."
“Now the teacher seys to John, ‘Spel
‘read.’ ‘R-c-e-d,’ seys John. ‘No,’ seys
the teacher. ‘R-e-a-d.’ Thep she seys
spel ‘seed.’ And John, remembering the
previous correction answers, ‘S-e-a-d.’
And the teacher cannot tel him why
‘seed’ is ’seed,’ and ‘read’ is ‘read,’ so she
has to make Johnny lorn the words for
what they are worth, and our speling
system beeoms highly cumulativ, instead
of ponetical,” insists Dr. Dapton.
No Rules «t Present In Spelling.
“In every .other study there are certain
set ruls, which hold tru in nl cases,” said
Dr. Danton. “In mathematics we lern
that two plus two always equals four.
Science tels us that water always runs
down hill. No rul can so be laid down in
speling as long as the present system is
tolerated. For exampl the sound ‘i’ is
not always represented by the letter ’i.’
It occurs in ‘it,’ ‘busy,’ and ‘Kuglish,’ yet
now we do not spel these words ‘it,’
‘bisy,’ and ‘Inglish.’ In soma cases this
can be accounted for by the fact that we
hav droppd the foreign pronunciation in
certain words and hav retained it in
others. We spel the word ‘beau,’ and
pronounce it so. But in ‘beautiful’ we
drop the French pronunciation and yet
retain the French speling. Now when
we se a word in English we hav no con
fidence in its pronunciation. The ear
ought to be the ultimat guid, which it is
not now. The present scool system tends
to tako the speling out of the ear func
tion, and put it into the oy. We ae our
words rather than hear them,
itsuho tumpiioaieo,
“Simplified speling is a complicated
problem. Unless one knows the facts
there is no excuse for criticism. Recent
ly a man rote a criticism thru the col
umns of a Chicago paper. He used the
word splendid as an exampl. He sed,
‘When I say the “s" I feel as if all evil
thoughts had been pushed away from me.
The “p” pushes them away completely.
When I pronounce the “1” my thoughts
are uplifted.’
“Why,” sed Dr. Danton, ip answer to
this criticism, “there is no more flutter
in the heart when spellng the . word
‘splendid’ than when speling the word
‘rotten.’ ”
Economic, etymological and aesthetic
figur as objections to a cotie of simpl
speling. Sum say that the economic los
wud be terrific. Dr. Danton seys that
the los wud not be any greater than that
which acompanies any great, gradual
change. He admits that a period of
transition wud folow, but he seys that it
wud be a period of re-adjustment similar
to any after-efefct of any national move
“Apd there are thos who stii cling to
the valu of the derivation of a word. The.
children wil lose site of the past history
of a word if they only listen for its sound.
What if they do," asked Dr. Danton.
“Every time you use a word do you stop
to figur out its derivation?”
“It is true that derivations wil be ob
scured. We don’t care if tliejjr ar. If any
one needs them let him go to the diction
ary. I
"The atitude of the public is gradually
changing, for 127 of the colleges here
adopted simp! spelling in sum form. The
pres is taking it up and papers, and all
class of papers adopted at least the
welve N. E. A, words.