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About Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920 | View Entire Issue (April 29, 1916)
Published each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday if the college year, by tha
Associated Students of the University of Oregon.
Entered at the postoffice at Eugene as second class matter.
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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF"....MAX H. lOHNIS
Assistant Editors.Wallace Eakla, Leslie O. Tooac
Managing Editor...Harold Hamstres'
City Editor.I.Mandell Weiss
Copy Editors.Ed Harwood, JD^e Witt Gilbert, Clytle Hall
Special Writers. .Qrace Edglngton, Frances Shoemaker, Charles Dundore, Walter
Administration . Roberta Klllam
Assistant .......Harold Say
Sports .Chester A. Fes
Assistants...Jathes Sheehy, Lee Bostwlck
Features .Adrienne Epplng, Echo Zahl
Society.Beatrice Locke, Luclle Watson, Catherine Twomey
Exchanges .....Louise Allen
Assistant . Martha Tinker
Reporters.. Kenneth Moores, Jean Bell, Robert McNalry, Percy Boatman, Cora
lle Snell, Luclle Messner, Joe Skelton. Helen Brenton.
BUSINESS STAFF >
Advertising Manager . ).
Manager's and Editor's Phene—441.
. . .Kenneth Moores
• Burle D. Bramball
.... Wily Knighton
. Estley Farley
THE OREGON EMERALD as the official organ of the
Associated Student Body of the University of Oregon, aims to
serve the student body politic in the following way: to diffuse cor
rect and authentic news; to protect and conserve the highest ideals
of the University; to consistently avoid all secret affiliations and
alliances; to play the game squarely with no favoritism; to be op
timistic and courageous in fulfilling its functions; to comment on,
and receive comment on the problems concerning the University
and its welfare; to pursue a constructive editorial policy which nec
essarily implies a destructive policy; in shortj to pursue militantly
a policy of proper publicity in regard to all problems that confront
the Student Body—all of this, based on the truism that a demo
cracy can be effective and efficient only so Iqng as it maintains a
free and militant press.
; Junior Week-End.
WITH Junior weekend looming ahead, ithe spirit of coopera
tion on the campus should be expressing itself. Events of th,e year
have conspired to make this year’s problem aibig one. In the past
the greatest celebrations of the college year hitve been uniform, but
this year the committees are working hard to make the week-end
unique and different.
Several of the new stunts are dependent oh the weather and may
have to be postponed if it rains. Substitute features must be pro
vided in such cases. Again, it is not certain aft to how many “prep
pers” will foot their own expense bills to compete in track and field
events. The usual baseball game is up in the air. There is only a
whiff of a chance that a post-season game can1 be arranged and that
only contingent on how the Northwest Conference series terminate.
This being the case, it behooves every spirited student to get be
hind whatever is put in front of him, to boosti and work for Junior
Week-end, the University’s greatest advertisement.
1 Everybody Smile.j
With nominations a few days off, and elections due a week
later, little wonder that the campus is already'beaming with smiles,
People that never were known to smile before will specialize in smil
ing, yea, even chortling. ’Tis a funny world I t
But with smiles and “hello’s” on every side, the student body
politic cannot be fooled. It has been proven a thousand times that in
the long run the electorate is not to be smiled ait for votes. The stu
dents vote for merit. '
Especially this year elections should be selfishly conducted on a
merit basis. The student body is confronted ,with many problems
that heretofore were unknown; offices that formerly were but a name
are now important and must be filled with capable officers. Espe
cially is this true of the student council, which in the past year has
assumed burdensome responsibilities which demand a conscientious,
deliberate assemblage. Popularity should not 'be the prime consid
eration. Between the popular nominee and the’conscientious there is
one, and only one choice. (
On the election rests the success or failure lof projects which are
in the making. It will not be long before the bo'dy politic will be face
to face with the problem of self-government, aiyl on the personnel of
the present system depends the success of such ;a step.
fj. Play Bawl!
AT LAST Oregon has hit her stride in baseball and stands a
fifty-fifty chance to swing the deal. Yesterday afternoon’s game was
an eye-opener. Pessimism was so thick before t^ie game that it would
have been hard even to get a desert bet on Oregon’s chances against
But with the team going as it did yesterday. Oregon will be
ready to get into the finals in the same style that made such a hit at
the end of the football season. This aftemoon’ls game will probably
place Oregon second in the list with a .500 majrk in the percentage
column. Next Monday and Tuesday will see the Oregon “Aggies"
on Deadman’s diamond. At present the Corvallis nine tops the col
umn with a credit mark of .750. The Aggies took both games from
the Northerners this week, but the scores indicate that O. A. C. has
nothing on Oregon. If Oregon can get out on, a wet. slippery field
and play nearly perfect ball there is still a chance for Oregon to get
that trip to California. Cheer up, fellows, play'“bawl" the way you
did yesterday, and you'll board the Shasta for sunnier climes.
The Quality dub, a University organi
sation formed for the discussion of cur
rent politic*, held their meeting Thurs
day at rh* Beta Theta 11 bouse.
Scroll and .Script, tenor women's honor
society, served tea sud sandwiches to
about sixty junior girls at It* annual tra
to junior womoia, given yesterday after
noon from It to JS o'clock at the Delta
(iamum fratorni.tr. The active members
of the Scroll and Script are Louise Hai
ley. Bertha Kincaid, Grace Edgington
and Mina Ferguson.
('hi Omega entertained at dinner on
i Tuesday evenin.f William Tutrck. Jo#
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Hedges, Earl Heitschmidt, Robert Me*
Nary and Gordon Clark.
Clara Wold, of Portland, is a guest for
this week at the Chi Ome^a house.
Mrs. John Borard and Mrs. Mable
Holmes Parsons were Wednesday dinner
guests at the Alpha Phi hjouse.
The Mary Spiller girls went for a pic
nic Saturday up the Pacific highway.
Thursday dinner guests of Delta Tan
Delta were, Russel Fox, Leslie Schwer
ing and Paul Farrington, i
•Timmy Richardson, of Portland, and the
baseball umpire for the weekend, was a
Friday dinner guest of Delta Tau Delta.
Miss Mary Watson was a Thursday
evening dinner guest at Mary Spiller
Mrs. Wilson, of Talent^ Oregon, is
visiting her daughter at Mary Spiller hall.
Friday luncheon guests at the Delta
Tau Delta house were, Graham McCon
nell and Turner Neil. i
Dan Raider, ex-’14, now shortstop on
the Vernon baseball team, in visiting the
Sigma Nu house. i
Bothwell Avison was a dinner guest at
the Sigma Nu house Thursday evening.
Ernest Watkins entertained (or his
Iota Chi brothers Monday evening by a
theatre party at the Rex in honor of his
Clayton Baldwin, of the Iota Chi
house, was called to Portland Wednesday
by the death of his father.
Mrs. B. B. Watkins, of Bundon, was a
dinner guest at the Iota Chi house m
Delta Theta Phi law fraternity, held
initiation for Frank P. Farrell of Med
Robs Wilson and Rob Rembe, Wash
ington baseball players, are visiting the
Kappa Sigma house.
Alphi Phi held initiation Saturday
Mary Chambers, Ruth Fraley, Maude
Newbury and Hasel Rader lire spending
the weekend at Corvallis.
Beta Theta Pi gueata Thurnday evening
for dinner were, Mr. W. E. 'Dennison, of
San Francisco, and Roland! Geary, of
Bill Ryan, of Eugene, was a Friday
evening dinner guest at the Beta Theta
Mrs. Maude Leonard, house, mother
of Pi Beta Phi, is in Mercy hospital suf
fering from s dislocated hip, the result
of a fall at Friendly hall yesterday af
STARTS AND STOPS I
DeWITT GILBERT^ *
God of the O, now as of old.
I pray these words may not seem vain.
When we have met the purple and gold
May they not have an empty strain.
And when the public reada these rhymes,
May we have triumphed twice again,
Else foolish, foolish many times
Will look the product of my pen.
God of our victory, feared of old,
Lord of our triumph o’er the Hub,
, Grant that we may ever hold
The place of honor we have won.
But, God of the O, be with us yet,
Lest w# forget, lest we forget.
Uncalled, our rooters haste Sway
To pig their women on the face.
Has victory brought us decajr?
In "jinx" and lnck our trudt we place.
God of the O, be with us yet,
Lest we forget, lest ws forget.
If, drunk with Victoria*. we iJuff,
And lot our famous spirit lag.
Imposing trust in empty bluff.
We will not triumph o'er the Ag.
God of the O. be with us yetj
Lest we forget, lest we foirget.
Imbue us with the splendid fight
That made old Oregon the Iqueen,
And bow the Aggie to our might.
Let us not sa.v, “It might have been.”
For frantic boast aud foolish word,
Thy mercy on thy people, Lord.
Long ago in the Windy City
The bleachers used to prance
With the always-dreaded slogan,
"Tinker to Evers, to Chance."
This year on the stands by Kincaid.
The at.ieut rooter chants 1
A warcry to us as potent, 1
“Nelson, from Grebe, from! Ans.”
Maxims af the Track.
You may gamble upon the election,
You may play the ponies or pool,
Ton may fritter away your next month’s
We’ll not cal! you a fool
If you lose at dice or poker
Down at Tony’s place,
But we’re off on yon forever
If yon bet on hurdle race.
Oh, Might It Be.
In Princeton, so Prof. Thacher says,
An obligation they impose
At baseball practice to attend,
And thousand freshmen fill the rows
Of rising bleachers by the field;
Such is the custom at Nassau.
It seems to us, at Oregon,
Such custom should b._ made a law.
That straw-headed chap we call “Swede”
Is really a fiend full of speed,
He’s right there with bells on,
This fellow called Nelson,
Who holds a good record, indeed.
There’s a gent who’s the joy of the
A man may he be,
But his name is Sheehy,
Which sounds like his gender was neuter.
\ KONTEMPORARY KOLUMN*
We have heard much talk of honor
systems to be used in examinations. We
have seen other methods introduced to
bring about the same results that such
systems are supposed to attain, and, on
the whole, these schemes have proved
successful. But now and again the old
specter of cribbing in examinations bobs
up, and tends to set at nought all the
constructive work that has gone before.
But it is dangerous to allow such prac
tices to go unchecked. Cheating on the
part of one element in a class forces
cheating on the other members, purely as
a matter of self preservation. Theoreti
cally this argument does not hold water.
The ethics which justify such procedure
are twisted, but none the less effective
so far as the average undergraduate is
concerned. He figures that if the cheat
er raises the class average, that it is
better for him to keep in the race by the
same methods rather than tell on the
man who is Teally to blame.
It is easy to theorize on this matter
and justify or condemn the man who
cheats to save himself, but drastic action
on the part of the faculty that will stran
gle the chronic cheater will go much far
ther toward solving the difficulty. The
law school has found a way out by insti
tuting the monitor system. It breaks
down the ideals of men who believe in
the natural honesty of mankind, but it
saves the day for the marginal student
who wants to do right, but who yields to
temptation when he sees the dice loaded
against him.—University of Michigan
A CHANCE REMARK.
The other day an uppperclassman was
overheard to remark: “A majority of
the co-eds are here merely for a good
time, and to work the men for all they j
can." If this statement were true, it
would present an almost appalling situa
tion to anyone who thinks of the prob
lems involved, in a serious manner. That
this opinion is erroneous seems cleat
without argument, most of us will con
sider it as absurd and ridiculous, and
dismiss the subject from our minds forth
with. What, however, of the man who
expressed such an idea? If the utter
ance was the result of mature thought,
one can only feel sorry for him. We
suspect that the real trouble lies not so
much in faulty thinking as in a failure
to think at all. It results from an arti
ficial state of mind; a habit of dogmatic
ally making cocksure remarks without re
gard to whether or not there is any sense
in the remark. This manner of discuss
ing social problems is both deplorable
and dangerous. It is a serious reflec
tion on our common sense, and indicates
a decided lack of poise.
Is this tendencw to go off at halfcock
a characteristic of our western universi
ties Do we fail to gain the same i
breadth of mind and perspective that is !
attained in the more conservative ins;i
tutions of the east It certainly seems '
so. But it is a fault tha. can be cor- !
rected by a little serious thought. A quiet ;
yet serious demeanor is a mighty fine
business asset.—Wisconsin Cardinal.
HIGHER MORALS IN STUDENT
Speaking of bis experiences of college
life during the last two years at more
than twenty of the largest universities,
Ex-President Taft finds everywhere a j
higher moral tone than that which for- !
merly prevailed among students. He
maintains that "There is an advance in
moral ideals, as shown by the characters
of the men who are recognised as leaders
of their classes. Men's lives must be
well ordered, in the university life of
today, if they are to retain their influ
ence with their fellow-students."—Ex.
The senior class at (Colorado is to pre
sent the play "Winter's Tale." There
will be « cast of twenty-three men and
Co-eds at Kansas gave up fussing dur
ing lent, which is much easier than candy
or Dustin Farnum in a six-reel feature.
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