Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920, March 21, 1916, 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.
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Assistant Editors.Wallace Bakin, Leslie O. Toose
Managing Editor...Harold Hamstreet
City Editor.Mandril Weiss
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Voluntary Military Drill.
IF FOR no other reason than to parry any attempt to estab
lish compulsory military drill, every male student in the University
should sign up for voluntary military drill. Not that this would be
the only reason: voluntary drill has all the merits that compulsory
drill lacks. Compulsory drill would establish military training for
all time at a time of world war, when the feeling is one akin to fear.
Our nation at this time is in a crucial position. But whatever alarm
ists, may say, war is unlikely; yet adequate preparation is essential.
But in this period of the wolrld’s history, war is the exception and
peace the rule. It would be the height of folly to establish compul
sory drill in the Universities at this time, which is no norm of or
dinary times. Once established, compulsory training is here for
At Heidleberg is the old “career”, a remnant of the sixteenth
century when throughout Europe every university was a sort of fort,
when professors were first of all soldiers. The universities were sur
rounded by battlements access ible through high picketted iron gates.
At Harvard there still remains that survival of militarism, the six
teen foot spiked steel fence. All of this is militarism—militarism in
the universities where preparation should be educational. Even at
this time, despite the statements of anti-Germans, there is no compul
sory military drill in the educational system of Germany. On the
other hand Germany encourages higher education by exempting stu
of drill after they are educationally
dents from a certain amount
Voluntary drill, contrary
ism. Drill has educational po
dency to degenerate into the
to compulsory, has no savor of militar
Dssibilities of discipline without the ten
militarism of mediaeval times when
universities were primarily concerned with making soldiers. In this
day and age of advanced warfare, the educated soldier is far better
than the uneducated soldier, which alone would be sufficient cause
to condemn compulsory military drill.
Far better, indeed, in results is voluntary drill; but voluntary
drill cannot be established if there are not enough volunteers. The
success of voluntary drill insures the university against compulsory
training. So let’s have more volunteers I
Another Phase of the Cut Rule.
OFT HAS it been said that law and justice are diametrically
opposed, but always have we been prone to take this extreme state
ment with a grain of salt. Whether or not this is true is not our ob
ject, but we can conceive of nothing which so reverses the scales of
justice as the latest extension of the cut rule. It has been applied
to gymnasium absences.
IIow this was justified by any of the known theorems of logic
or justice, we cannot for the lilfe of us say; with all due credit to the
instigators of this crime against justice, the line of reasoning seems
In the first, place no University credits are granted for gym.
Athletes can moil among parallel bars and horses for four years, and
merely satisfy the minimum requirements. Rut if some studious per
son, scarce as they are. were to miss sixteen hours of gym an hour of
credit is filched from his hard-earned economics, psychology or lan
guages. Requirements state that gym credits must be earned before
graduation. A hard-working student may be able only to pursue
his gymnastics on the little-by-little method. While he is earning
these requirements his credits in studies are being sapped away. If
gym credits are not counted as regular credits, how. in the name of
justice, can cuts he counted to discount regular credits?
As the correspondent of two weeks ago aptly says. “If gym
work yields onlv gvm credit, let gym cuts forfeit only gvm credit.”
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Mr. .1. K. Hratke, editor of the A*
torl« I'ally ltudget, will speak at the
assembly tomorrow morning on the sub
ject, "The Problem of Making a I.iving."
Mr. Gratke will he accompanied to 15n
getie by hia daughter Ie>ris. and prob
ably Mrs. Gratke. Miss Gratke has ijutte
a reputation ns a violinist and she will
render several selections. Miss Marija
ret Taylor, of Astoria, will be her ac
President P. L. Campbell left Eugene
last Saturday evening for Seattle where
he will represent the University of Ore
gon at the inauguration of Henry Siiiz
aallo as president of the Eniversty of
Washington, on Monday and Tuesday.
Later President Campbell will join (he
official party from the University of
Washington and will go t*' Pullman for
the inanguratinu of Ernest Otto lloltWnd
>as president of Washington State Cal*
lege, on March 23 and 24. President
Nioholaa Murray Butler of Columbia
University "ill he one of the party.
Week-end guests at Sigma Chi were
Wallace Martyn and N. O, Taylor of
O. A. C., and James W. Mott of Wil
lamette. Mr. Mott is in Eugene to direct
the University players in "The Fortune
Hunter" which they are to present at
the Eugene theatre on March 31.
Mrs. Fenton, Esther Fenton, Anne
Paw son, Marian Greble, Genevieve
Shaver, l.eura Jerard. N. O. Taylor, and
J. IV. Mott were Sunday dinner guests 1
at Sigma Chi.
Professor Rovard, who recently has
been aerioualy ill, la rapidly improving,
and expect a to resume his class work by
the end of apriug vacation.
Fifty-four universities iu the British
.empire have aupplied oter forty thou
sand men at the front up to the present
time. !
A recent fire at the Michigan Agri
cultura|l college which destroyed the en
gineering buildings with a loss of over
$250,000, has raised the question
throughout the state ag to whether the
Agricultural college should rebuild and
maintain an engineering department.
From [reports from different parts of
the stflte it seems extremely doubtful
that the buildings will be rebuilt and the
duplication of the work continued for
the University of Michigan also has an
engineering department.
Congressman W. C. Hawley has ap
pointed' William Jenkins of Eugene, a
freshmffm in the University, as first al
ternate in the examination for Annapo
lis. Daniel Woods, of Cottage Grove,
holds first place.
Mr. «®d Mrs. L. H. Potter and Har
old Potter were Sunday dinner guests at
the A. T. O. house.
Bas. Williams was initiated into the
A. T. (|>. Sunday night. 1
Eighteen per cent of the engineering
students of the University of Minnesota
were suspended on account of poor
W0Tk- :
Sunday dinner gues^-*^’ Alpha Tau
Omega were Mr. and Mrs. Poter of Eu
gene, Leo Potter and Harold Potter.
Dorothy Hedges of Oregon City and
Joe Hedges were Sunday dinner guests
at the J^appa Alpha Theta house.
Alpha Phi Sunday dinner guests were
Lucian Carson and Dan McEwen of
Alpha Tau Omega held initiation Sun
day evening for Basil Williams of Eu
Dr. George Rebec was a dinner guest
at Friendly hall Monday evening.
Haroll Hamstreet and Fred Dunbar
were Si|uday dinner guests at Friendly
Mrs. Gray and Lucille Sheperd are
spending a few days in Portland.
Miss Grace Sawyer is in Portland
this week-end.
Aline Johnson spent last week-end in
Human (Machine Necessary Finally to
Ring Hourly Class Bells.
The work of the big dock in Johnson
hall at the University of Oregon, which
formerly: rang the bells that sounded re
lease from classes all over the campus,
is now toeing done by a lady and an
alarm clock. Mrs. Grace Granger, a
clerk in the administration office, is
warned by an alarm clock on her desk,
of the approach of each hour. She
presses a button in the wall which makes
the electrical connection necessary to
ring the bells in every building on the
The big clock, whose duty Mrs. Grang
er performs, was sent to Waynesboro^
I’a., for repairs on February 21 be
cause it rang the fire department un
necessarily two or three times last
month. |
By ringing the bells at unusual hours,
which is the fire signal, the big time
piece was responsible for the man in the
power house sending in two calls to the
Eugene fire department.
The Landis Engineering and Manufac
turing Co, has made repairs to tha extent
of $ir>, consisting of a new fan on the
program mechanism, a new commutator
and a new1 fibre link.
A. C, IflcAlister of the administration
office, states that the clock left Waynes
boro March 11 and should be in Eugene
by toroorlrow or the next day.
| To our Washington Friend, the j
Editor of the Windmill.
There’s one disgrace in the code of
sports that’s worse than an alibi,
One thing more disgusting than, “We’d
won if the field was dry.”
For the man who explains and whines
when he’s licked the world has little
Still, there’s one thing more dishonor
able than even a ready excuse;
And that is where the sportsman points
sharpest the finger of shame,
And that is the thing in deepest scorn
of Those Who Play the Game,
And that is the man who skulks away
from a contract he has made
Because he sees he is beaten, to face
defeat he’s afraid. I
—J. D. G.
From the Oregon Weekly of March
19, 1406
The student body copmittee appointed
to draw up a constitution for the sick
benefit association is rpady to submit its
fepori. The dues for the remainder of
this semester will be , one dollar. The
paying of this tax will not be compul
sory but everyone will readily see that
it will be to the interest of every stu
dent to become a member.
Tho baseball men must get to work
immediately. They wstnt to but cannot
because they have only a few suits to
wear and no diamond on which to prac
tice. Suits, a diamond and apparatus
will cost $100. The executive commit
tee can grant no money to baseball be
cause there is no provision in the con
stitution of the studen^ body association
permitting it to do so. At the meeting
Wednesday the students may vote the
money it needs.
A few students at our State Agricul
tural school have frequently referred to
thnt institution as “Oregon.” Should it
be spoken of as “Oregon?” We emphat
ically say “no.” Moreover some call the
Oregon Agricultural clollege “the Uni
versity.” since it is a state school. Let
our farmer friends be content to call
their school by its proper name and not
to appropriate that of our University for
its own.
The Charlie Chaplin’s a Queer dance,
I like it.
It's a stiff and awkward prance,
I like it.
It’s not a rag, it’s not a waltz,
It’s got a dozen rythmic faults,
It’s worse than tobnced for the pulse,
I like it.
—K. A. M.
Two denominational papers have
made their appearance on the Ohio
State campus this year, the Presbyter
ian Student News, the first number of
which was issued Inst fall, and the Meth
odist Microcosm, it« mls. nm her bcltirr
issued last week. The "urine.- stared
< ut to be a tri-we< kly publication.
Women at Kansas university are pre
paring a fantastic mediaeval pageant for
May day, which was written by a pro
fessor in the department of English.
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