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About Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920 | View Entire Issue (May 16, 1916)
Published each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday of the college year, by tbs
Associated Students of the University of Oregon.
Entered at the postoffice at Eugene as seoond class matter.
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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF..MAX H. SOMMER
Assistant Editors.Wallace Eakln. Leslie O. Tooso
Managing Editor.Harold J*«“rire*t
Copy Editors.Ed Harwood. De Witt Gilbert, Clytle Hall
Special Waiters. .Grace Edglngton, Frances Shoemaker, Charles Dundore, Walter
Administration ...Roberta Klllam
Assistant ..••• Harold Say
Sports ..Chester A. Fee
Assistants .....Tames Sheehy, Lee„BPst'^lc:^
Feat area .Adrienne Epplng, Echo Zahl
Dramatic* ....- TMartha Beer
Society.Beatrice Locke, Luclle Watson, Catherine Twomey
Faebangss .. ...Louise Allen
Assistant ..Martha Tinker
Reporters. .Kenneth Moores, Jean Bell, Robert McNary, Percy Boatman, Cora
lte Snell, Luclle Messner, Joe Skelton, Helen Brenton.
BUSINESS STAFF __
RUltlXEUS MANAGER.FLOYD C. W ESTERFIELD
Asslirtnnt Manager.Kenneth Moores
Collections I. Kstley Fsrley
■ Mnnager’s and Editor’s Phone Hit. __
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 dnd 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.
A Brilliant Success
JUNIOR WEEK-END is a thing of the past as far as the ma
terial reality is Concerned, but it will live long in the memories of
visitors and students. For once in the past few years, nt failed to
rain; and it was a success.
Everything went off as planned and even better than planned.
(There wasithe real Oregon spirit present, a spirit that above all was
democratic and liberal. “Preppcrs” departed with unmistakable signs
of regret that they could stay no longer. Some, many in fact, stayed
until the last train; and then hated to go. Oregon made ji good im
pression on| die high school students of the state, and many will with
out doubt be on the campus as students in the next few ycats.
Even though the campus is always thrown into disorder as a
result of the annual festivity, there was no complaining. Some men
were forced to sleep on the front porch, and a few, we understand,
made their roost on the roof. But what matters it. Oregon did
herself proud, which is enough for any kind of sacrifice.
Credit must be given to those who took the responsibility of
making the week-end a success. A few days before the e^ent when
the downpour was hopeless, the management even sonsidered post
poning the festival, but prognostication on weather chances lead them
to risk the chance, which was a good bet.
No Anonymous Communication
Considerable speculation lias been caused among the women
of the University, we understand, following a communication,
without signature, which appeared in the Emerald last Satur
day undjer the caption of “Self-RighteousnessIn fact we
understand that within especially interested circles a wordy
war has waged as to who had the crust to write such a letter.
Sad to say, we also understand that speculation has involved
innocent parties. We have no doubt that the writer, if called
upon, will he proud to claim the letter. In the meantime if any
are losing sleep over the matter, we will be pleased to answer
any queries and settle any misunderstanding.
lUpending Aquatic Legislation.
THE NBIV student council is working with the old regime in
an effort to propound a rational code of aquatic regulations that will
insure the University against duplications of the recent tragedy, and
at the same time not to interfere unduly with one of the legitimate
•ports of the students. 'ImS
The University of Washington is in a similar situation,' as a re
sult of a recent drowning of a co-ed. Rules have been made that go
into effect the fifteenth of this month. They are stringent, probably
more stringent, on account of the peculiar dangers involved in canoe
ing on the mjrthem lake, than are needed here but at the same time
the Student Council can pursue the regulations w ith profit. Here
they are: - Bfl
“The canoe regulations, as drawn up by the new board
of control May io, follows:
"i. | All canoes on I'nion bay shall be housed at Ithe
’A. S. U. W. canoe house, and there only to the limit of its
“2. All canoes must be numbered to correspond to the
number of their rack in the canoe house. The number shall
be in black paint, three inches high, on a background of
xohite five inches high, placed on each side of the bozo of the
canoe, showing plainly above the waterline when the craft
"3. The equipment must contain two air tanks, one in
each end of the canoe and securely fastened, each tank to
haz e a capacity of 700 cubic inches, and txvo paddles.
"4. No canoe shall he allowed to carry more than two
"5. A system of registry shall be used, giving the
number of the canoe, the name of the person taking the
canoe out, the time of departure and destination.
"6. The caretaker of the canoe house shall have full auth
ority to interpet and enforce these rules and to forbid any
canoe leaving the canoe house if the weather is unfit or dan
gerous, or if dll the rules have not been complied with.
“J. For a breach of any of these rules the offender
shall be brought to trial before the student discipline com
“8. These "rules shall take effect on the fifteenth of
May, 1916, and shall be published prior to that time in the
University Daily. Copies shall be posted in conspicuous
places in the A. S. U. W. canoe house.
]" CAMPUS NOTES f
James W. Mott, coach of the senior
class play, “Arizona,” left Eugene Mon*
day afternoon for Lebanon where he
will direct “The Fortune Hunter.”
Dexter Club entertained at dinner Sun
day Miss Mabel L. Cummings, Miss
Marpory Rude of Portland, Miss Ellen
Van Volkinburgh, and Harry Mills of
Ernest Fatland of Portland was a
dinner guest at Mary Spiller Hall Monday
Harold Young, ’14, of Eugene, has been
appointed head of the economics and
commerce department of Pendleton high
school. Mr. Young has been taking
graduate work at the University of
Washington this year.
Pricilla Aikin, Dorothy Aikin, Wantra
Tinker, Genevieve Haven, were luncheon
guests at the Pi Beta Phi house Sunday.
Neil Kendall, Lee Hendricks were week
end guests at the Kappa Sigma house.
Hazel Downing of Salem spent the
week end at the Delta Delta Delta house.
Week-end guests at Friendly hall were:
Anthony Jaureguy ex-’15, who is at pres
ent teaching in Oakland; Walter Rimwell
ex-’12( E. D. Keasel ex-’12, principal of
Monhouth high school; F. O. Bradshaw
ex-’ll, instructor in Corvallis high school.
Arthur C. Spencer, of Portland who
graduated from the University law de
partment in 1895 is a candidate for dele
gate at large to the Republican national
convention in Chicago in June. Mr.
Spencer is attorney for the O. W. R. &
N. railroad and the San Francisco A
Portland Steamship company. He served
as * deputy in the office of the district
attorney of Multnomah county from 1900
Leland Hendricks, ’15, city editor of
the Salem Statesman, who spent junior
week-end here returned to Salem yes
Lawrence Dinneen, '15, of the Port
land oJurnal was a junior week visitor.
Beauty of Grecian Costume* Will Coun
ter-Balance Simple Setting of
“Comedy of Errors.”
A six-foot hedge of greenery is the
only scenery to be used for the com
mencement play, “A Comedy of Errors,”
which is to be presented on the campus,
Friday, June 2. The simplicity of the
occasion from Rrocklinde’s in Seattle,
stage setting will he counter-balanced by
the beauty of the Grecian costumes
which are to be ordered specially for the J
Mrs. Eric W. Allen, who is acting head
of the department of public speaking
during the leave of absence of Professor
Reddie, is the first woman to direct and
produce a commencement play at the
University. Mrs. Allen received her dra
matic training at the University of Wis
One of the most Interesting features
of the production is the pair of twins,
Autipholus of Syracuse and Autipholus
of Ephesus, played by Este Brosius and
Ernest Watkins, and Promio of Syra
cuse and Dromio of Ephesus, played by
Merlin Batley and Mandell Weiss. These
twins look and act very much alike, hut
their appearance and charaeters are just
different enough to he distinguished
“each from tother” by the audience.
Mrs. Allen seems to be entirely satis
fied with the progress which has been
made in the rehearsals so far. Owing to
the preparation for the'senior play, the
caste has not been held to strenuous
work this week, but rehearsals begin
again next Monday and continue until the
date of production.
According to custom, the Y. W. C. A.
has charge of the May day exercises on
the afternoon of campus day at Whitman
college. Then Is held the crowning of
the Mtiy tpieeu and the May pole and folk
♦ STARTS AND 8T0PS ♦
John DeWitt Gilbert *
The thud of the gun,
And the leap for a place,
The starting to run,
And the wind on the face,
Past the orange-clad Hun
All a-grunt at the pace.
The tape!! It is done.
All finished the race.
Te Friend Kadderly
We are loath to see the great depart,
E’en from our enemy’s corps,
And when no more in the race they start
And the days of their running are o’er,
Then we too are sad at heart,
When those heros run no more.
We think you’ve joined the track team
That have long preceeded thee,
And we’ve a hunch that’s more than
That you’ll no better be.
You’ve done your best, oft so it seems,
Tall man from O. A. C.
You’re going back, no longer gleams
Your star, friend Kadderly.
To 0. B. H.
He stands today at the finish line
Past where of old in a flash
His twinkling legs propelled him
At the finish of the dash.
He stands today on Kincaid
By the stands he once made burst
With applause, when the judges announc
Said, “Huston, of Oregon, first.”
VISI TS^24 SCHOOLS
University Professors Will Address 24
High Schools Commencement
University of Oregon professors have
already agreed to speak at the com
mencement exercises of 24 Oregon high
schools. One or two applications for
speakers are still on a waiting list in the
hands of Miss Moselle Hair, secretary
of extension teaching, while a few re
quests were refused because they con
flicted with the University’s own com
The first engagement was filled May
5, by Professor F. S. Dunn, who spoke
at Crawfordaville on “The Moral of an
Arabian Proverb.” Professor E. E. De
Cou addressed the Florence high school
On the evening of May 26, six differ
ent graduating classes will listen to U: 1
versity speakers. Dr. B. W. DeBusk
will give an address at Klamath Falls,
Dean D. W. Morton at Tillamook, Prof.
A. R. Sweetser at llalsey, Dr. H. D. (
Sheldon at Newport, Professor Dunn at
Coburg, and Dr. J. H. Gilbert at Har
Dr. Joseph Schafer and Earl Kilpa
trick, dean and assistant dean, respect
ively, of the school of University exten
sion, have each five engagements to fill.
Dr. Schafer speaks at Hood River May
22, at Redmond, May 24, and at Bend.
May 25. He goes to Walker June 1 and
to Springfield June 9.
Mr. Kilpatrick will address the high
school at Joseph on May IS. He will
appear at Wallowa the following evening,
at Glendale May 23. at Fossil May 25,
and at Corbett June 16.
Dr. Sheldon and Professor Dunn are
next in line with four addresses each.
Beside those previously mentioned. Pro
fessor Dunn talks at Sutherlin May 17,
and at Shedds June 1. Dr. Sheldon
speaks at Roseburg May 22, at Drain
June 1, and at Myrtle Creek June 2. Dr.
George Rebec will address the graduating
class at Airlie June 2.
SORORITY LIFE COSTS $4 EXTRA.
The average monthly expense of so
rority girls at the University of Wash- ■
ington is $35.71; that of the independent
girts living in Clarke hall, the girls’ dor- ;
mitory. la $20.25. These figures are the j
result of an investigation made by Dean 1
Ethel H. Ooldwell. The lowest expense J
reported by a sorority girl was $26.92
and the higheet $46.42.
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with our Nettleton King
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