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About Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920 | View Entire Issue (May 6, 1916)
Published each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday of the college year, by the
isolated Student* of the University of Oregon.
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Sintered at the postoffice at Eugene as second class matter.
Subscription rates, per year, $1.00. Single copies, 5c.
BDITOR-nf-CHIBF..MAX H. SOMMER
Assistant Editors.Wallace Eakfn, Leslie O. Tooac
Copy Editors.Ed Harwood, He Witt
Gilbert, Clytie Hall
Special Writers. .Grace Edglngton, Frances Shoemaker, Charles Dundore, Walter
A dm la 1st ratios .
James Sheehy, I-ee Bostwlck
Repolrte'ra.'.Kenneth Moore’s, jean Bell. Robert McNary, Percy Boatman, Cora
lie Snell, Luclle Messner, Joe Skelton, Helen Brenton.
.Beatrice Locke, Lucllg Watson
.... Harold Say
Chester A. Fee
Epplng, Echo Zahl
BUSINESS STAFF __ _
BUSINESS MANAGER. FLOXD C. WE9TERFIELD
Assistant Manager..Kenneth M«mrea
Adveirtlslng Manager .Burlt .?• w* 1
Circulation.7.f ■ ■ • W*ly
Collections .!•••■ Estley Farley
Manager's and Editor’s Phone—841.
i THE OREGON EMERALD as the official organ of the
Associated Student Body of the University of Oregon, aims to
sene 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
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 short, 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 long as it maintains a
free and militant press.
Adding to a Plethora of Letters.
AMONG THE fads that invaded the campus this year is a
verit?|ible mania for letters, insignia and symbols, anything in fact
to pih onto one’s vest, and to add to the mosaic embroidered fronts
that are now cluttered like an Indian’s wampum jacket or Joseph’s
Early in the year, a well-intentioned student counsellor pro
posed that the editors of the Emerald and Oregaha receive a pin
similar to the insignia now given to forensic luminaries. While the
Emerald feels proud at the recognition it received, it never did and
cannot now fall in line with the proposed amendment, which was pre
sented at last Wednesday’s nominations.
The Emerald campaigned for a sweater and letter for the yell
leadeir, and met with some opposition, but the amendment passed.
But there is a difference between the positions. Ip the first place
the editorship of the Emerald is sufficient reward itself for hard,
earnest work. Also the constitution provides that the editor and
manager of the Emerald receive a reward of $100, provided that the
publication has netted that much in the year. East year, ’tis true, the
editor did not receive any remuneration and instead the Emerald
accounts fell about $X>o short of breaking even. The remuneration
not even an assurance this year. In spite of this, however, the
job is sufficient unto itself without adding to the weight of one’s vest.
The principle is this: the more symbols given out, the less they
represent. In elective positions we do not favor the granting of any
symbols. Therefore, the Emerald recommends that the student
electorate vote down the amendment to present editors of the Emer
ald and Oregono a forensic pin “O”.
GLOOM WAS given its knock-out blow yesterday when a
train-load of Portland ad-men visited the campus. Many members
of the merry crew are not strangers on the canmus, leaving been here
to deliver lectures. On this occasion, however, all of the "good fel
lows” came and they let the students know that they were alive. The
quartet and stunt-men were unparalleled in their lines, and humor and
a general spirit of good will saturated the campus. 1 1'rom what the
University knows of the Portland Ad-men, they are a welcome crowd
any old time. The sad tragedy of the week dampened the spirit of
the students and prevented any concerted demonstration, but none
is today inoculated with the spirit of the ad-men. Welcome again,
all gloom from the campus. The campus, “pepless” before the visit
is today inoculated with the spirit of the admen. Welcome again
' CAMPUS NOTES
Isist Sunday dinner guests of Delta
Tau Delta were .Mr. and Mm. Seth Car
away, Frnnees Golden, Ta-ta Rhodes,
Jobnuna Driscoll, Winifred Starbuek,
Jaumta Wilkins and Delilah McDaniel.
Me Kir '
Alton II. Hampton, Miss Alicia
y, of Portland, and Mrs. June
tboock, of New York, were Fridav
luncheon guests at the Alpha l'hi house
Mr. 11. P. Roberts, of the Portland Ad
cluh, who is an Alpha Tan Omopt from
VirglniiJ, was a Friday dinner guest of
Alpha Tau Omega.
Mias Gladys Miller, of the Gillespie
•ehoola, was a Thuraday luncheon guest
at the Chi Omega house.
Ruth Holmes, Kyi a Walker, Roberta
fichuebel and Aleue Phillips are spending
the wedk-end at Corvallis.
Walter Amspoker, ex-*17, of Riddle, is
visiting at ihj) Beta house
Julia Platt, Myrtle Smith, Ivn Mi-Mil
lau. Aim Pawsoti, Itornlce Lucas. Kaura
Miller ami ltuth ltothrock are speuding
the week end at Corvallis.
Larue ltlackaby, Leo Potter and Nellis
Hamlin are spending the week-end at
George Cannon, of the Alpha Tau
Omega house, is spending a few days in
Miss Goldsmith was a dinner guest of
Mary Spiller hall Friday evening.
Hr. J. J. Staub, of Portland, visited the
Kappa .Sigma house Thursday.
Miss Winifred Forbes entertained Fri
day afternoon with an informal tea in
honor of Mme. June Peed, violinist.
Marie Churchill is spending the week
end in Salem.
ltuth Italston. Ksteille Talmadge and
Frances Matin arc spending the week
end at O. A. C.
f COMMUNICATION *
Some of our boys got over-exhuberaat
and went to uncalled for extremes in
this year’s edition of the Scarlet Sheet.
There were some references therein
which were too low-minded and vulgar to
fit the boys who wrot* it Boys who
are normally and regularly i lean-minded
Since then some of our women have
felt called upon to show their extrem.
pureness by condemning without mercy
this lapse of the editors.
We presume upon the basis that Le
■'•f without sin they cie privileged to
cast the stones; not thi first stone alone
but a succession of vindictive and rancor
Thus the “pure” proceed to correct the
evils of the world.
Perhaps a few remarks about self
righteousness might not come amiss.
To the pure in heart all things are
pure. Those who are broad-minded and
wholesome noticed the tone of the sheet
with regret as being too vulgar for a
college to issue. Then passed on to
other and better topics with no desire to
mete out dire punishment to the au
These recognize the'mandate “Judge
not” as being applicable to our daily lives
and know it is reactive upon those who
judge others. They also know that an
impure thought finds a congenial home
in impure minds which brings the sug
gestion that the mask censorous minds
are perhaps not so very clean themselves,
else the vulgarity would not have made
so lasting an impression. The women of
the University, while of the highest de
gree of morality, are not always as
broad and wholesome as might be de
They are not democratic as the men,
taking it as a whole, showing an inclina
tion in some to be exclusive—the mark of
a petty mind—and worshipers of false
idols, week-end parties and formal func
tions, as though society and her doings
were an end and not a diversion from
the sterner duties of life.
Perhaps these women had better sweep
down their own cobwebs and forget the
Scarlet Sheet. A CO-ED.
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