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TO READ LOCAL NEWfI
| They Want to Know What Their
Friends Are Doing, Says
EDITOR MUST BE A “MIXER’
| Stress Ladd Also on Importance
of Knowing Technical
Side of Printing.
Two lines on how Jones is going to
make over his old house is more inter
esting to country town folk than an elab
jorate story on a local criminal trial. S.
|-C. Killen has come to this conclusioii
| after eight years experience as editor and
I publisher of the Hillsboro Independent,
• a country weekly.
“A dramatic club entertainment write
jup on the front page with—every name
|included and correctly spelled—will in
; terest more subscribers in a country town
than an elaborate story on a murder.”
said Mr. Killen. "People want to know
what their friends are doing or are go
'ing to do. The personal touch is the
i strongest subscription-getter.
"The country editor knows everybody
in town and generally gets his news while
chatting. In the city the reporter diven
into a crowd, knowing no one. Many f.
country paper editor, fresh from a met
ropolitan paper, has had to live down i.
reputation of aloofness and snobbishness
He has got to become a mixer.
"The reporter changing from smal
town to metropolitan reporting finds few
er handicaps than the city man going t<
The publisher Is a merchant Just an
much as the town grocer. He must find
out what his customers want and provide
them with it, explained Mr. Killen, and
even accept their suggestions—at times—■
as to how it should be written.
“The local element should govern al.
sections of the paper,” he said. ‘ The edi
torial page should be largely local, for the
readers don’t care as much about the
editor’s opinion on national affairs as ot
some local event or eection. The oplnioi
a soundly and honestly edited paper ii
backed on any time in preference to at.
unsigned, teegraphed article.”
Mr. Killen criticized the paper thai;
exceeded its surroundings saying that £
well edited small paper is of more valu<
than a laTge one full of scattered newt
Too muon stress cannot ne miu
the mechanical side of a newspaper edu
cation, especially if the student ever in
tends to do country newspaper work, ad
vised Mr. Killen.
“If I weTe not a printer myself anc
had to hire extra mechanics the little
.profit that I make would fast go intc
(country newspaperman is editor, publish
mother people’s salaries.” he said. “The
■W, city-editor reported, printer, and of
fice boy. Many who have not known the
printing side have failed; those whc
have known nothing else except printing
have failed. So it pays to have a wel
rounded newspaper education, including
such courses as cost accounting anc
“The editorship of a country papei
Is just a man’s job. with hard and ex
acting work. It is one way to spend e
busy and useful life.”
The independent usee a two-page lino
type machine and prints a six page paper
Mr. Kellen manages the business enc
of the paper, gets the weekly 25 columns
of news—assisted only by his son anc!
employes two men for job-printing. The
Independent is 44 years old.
+ A CHALLENGE. 0
♦ The undersigned challenge any 4
4 student canoeist to a tilling match 4
4 on the Millrace, the date to be ar- 4
4 ranged later. 4
♦ IV. J. MONTGOMERY, 4
♦ BERNARD BREEDING. 4
Mrs. Lillian Ackerman Carleton, '98,
of Salem, who is a deleg-te to the bien
nial federation of women’s clubs, In Bos
ton, May 23, started yesterday on a tour
of the New England states, Mrs. Carle
ton is accompanied by her mother, Mrs.
J. H. Ackerman. They will visit rela
tives in Boston, Philade’phia and New
Great Witch Scene
University Players Initiates In
terpret Macbeth While Spec
tators Throw Produce
‘‘Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble."
The limpid waters of the campus foun
tain were stirred into a veritable witches
stew this morning by the University Play
ers’ initiates, A1 Holman, Creston Mad
dock and Este Broslus. The three men
in the garbs of Uncle Tom, Robin Hood
and Sir John Falstaff, cavorted around
the pseudo-cauldron with all the grace
and abandon that belongs to psychic
phenomena. Barn-yard produce, hurled at
them by unsympathetic spectators was re
ceived with the fortitude of professionals,
and did not hinder their excellent inter
pretation of the witches’ scene from Mac
The University Players were organized
last fall with Mandell Weiss as president.
The Fortune Hunter wa stheir first pro
DATE IS SETHI MEET
Interfraternity Athletic Counoll Ar
ranges Field Day and Fixes
At a meeting of tthe Interfraternity
Athletic Council last Wednesday evening
the date of the interfraternity track
meet was set and the finals of the
Doughnut baseball league arranged. The
meet will take place Saturday, May 27,
and all men will be eligible to partici
pate in events in which they hnvo not
won points in conference meets.
There are several games yet "to be
played before the championship of the
Doughnut league can be determined. The
Fijis are scheduled against the Alpha
Tau Omegas, the Sigma Chis against
the Sigma Nus and the winners will play
the faculty. Then the “round-robin” will
be played off to defenitely decide upon
whose mantle the cup yill reside. It
was further ruled by the council that
those men who were declared disquali
fied at the beginning of the season are
still ineligible and will not be allowed to
participate in these games. This pre
vents all of the 15 Varsity players who
took the trip to Seattle during spring
vacation from playing in this league.
A committee was appointed to draw
up eligibility rules to go into effect at
the start of the interfraternity basket
ball season next winter. The committee
consists of Roland Geory, Bill Tuerck
and Jack Elliott.
The Interfraternity Athletic Council is
composed of a representative elected
from each of the, men’s organizations. At
present there are ten members: Bert
Breeding, president; Clark Thompson,
secretary-treasurer; Harry Kuck, Hen
ry Howe. Dick Nelson, Roland Geary,
Howard McCulloch, Bill Tuerck, Russell
Ralston and Jack Elliott.
MEET FINALS ARE MAY 27
Field Day Events Include, Track Meet,
Baseball, Tennis, Etc.
The men are not the only people who
can hold field days, the women have one
scheduled for May 27, for co-eds only.
The events include: a half mile canoe
race between the winners of the fresh
man-sophomore and junior-senior teams,
archery, golf, tennis, swimming, track
meet, and baseball. With the exception
of baseball the contest will all be to
establish Inter-class championships. The
baseball game will be between the win
ners in the “doughnut” games and the
major team. Complications are evident
in case the Oregon club team continues to
win and qualify for the final because
several of this team are majors.
Trophies will be offered by the Wom
an's athletic association.
The events for the track meet are: a
40 yard dash, relay race, running broad
jump, Tunning high Jump, shot put, and
two funny events.
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Ys Tabard Inn Chapter
announces the election of
"! UL. .J
Committee Submits Report on
Mehods of Handling Over
Canoeing rales and methods of dealing
with the problem of over-organization on
the campus were the two main topics un
der discussion at a student council meet
ing Wednesday afternoon.
* Four rules referred to the council by
the committee on canoeing regulations
were passed upon favorably, and will be
so reported to the joint committee of
faculty and students, of which the stu
dent members are Kearl Becke, Nicholas
Jaureguy, and Martha Beer. These rules
1. Every student who goes canoeing
must be provided with a certificate at
testing his ability to swim.
2. All canoes shall be off the river by
8. The number of passengers in a ca
noe shall be determined by the size of
4. Shooting the rapids is prohibited.
A fifth rule, requiring that each canoe
be furnished with pneumatic cushions,
was voted down.
f^arl Becke, chairman of the commit
tee on over-organization, read the fol
“Organizations, secret and non-secret,
other than social fraternities equipped
with chapter houses, in order to be or
ganized as official societies on the cam
pus must secure recognition from the
student council by presenting a written
petition, in the hands of a representative
prepared to present the case orally, at
one of the regular meetings of that body.
Such petition should contain the mem
bership of the prospective organization,
purposes, its. endorsers, place and time
of meetings desired, financial basis, and,
if possible, a copy of its constitution and
by-laws. Failure to present petition be
fore organization of activities, or at
tempts to organize after the student
council has not given its authorization,
shall be construed as contrary to the
policy and welfare of the student body,
and as such shall not receive the privi
leges accorded to recognized organiza
“Only officially recognized organiza
tions shall bo allowed the following priv
ileges: (1) appearance in student or
ganization lists whenever published; (2)
a meeting place on the campus or within
University precincts; (8) permission to
appear officially in student body publi
cations, i. e., the Oregon Emerald and
the Oregana; (4) the use of the name of
the University in any attempt to secure
patronage, and (5) the use of the Uni
versity bulletin boards.
“Any organization, having once pro
cured the sanction of the student coun
cil, may have- permit withdrawn if policy
of said organization has been changed in
such a way as to impair the spirit of the
provision, or may be denied official priv
ileges and recognition upon financial in
solvency. Before the charter is with
drawn, however, a member of said or
ganization may apepar in its defense be
fore the student council.
"Student council shall grant petitions
upon the criterion of need for such an
organization, merit or personnel, worthi
ness of purpose and provided said or
ganization is not too duplicatory in func
tion and purpose.”
To assist in carrying out this policy,
the committee submitted the following
amendment ito the constitution of the
To add to article IV, section 3, clause
6, providing an additional duty for the
“To consider and grant petitions from
prospective -organizations for official
recognition by the student body of the
University of Oregon."
The old council entertains the new
members at a, banquet held In the Osbura
hotel this evening at which the work and
policy of the council will be explained to
the newly-elected members.
ELMER HARDIN *00, DIES.
Charles Elmer HaTdln of the class ot
1000 died In Astoria, Oregon, on May 0,
1010. Funeral services were held in
Vancouver, Washington, on May 8th. Ho
had been 111 for about a year and a half,
Lucia Campbell, ’12, who la teaching
In Astoria high school, spent the week
jay&fcS&NSM* ^ugtn*. _.
99 SENIORS 01 LIST
89 Will Receive A. B.. Degree, 7
B. S. and One Each in Music,
Science and Engineering.
Ninety-nine seniors are |on the pros
pective graduation list. CH' this number
eighty-nine will receive the degree of
bachelor of arts, seven the degree of
bachelor of science, two the degree of
bachelor of music, nnd one the degree
of bachelor of science in electrical en
Eugene leads in the number of grad
uates with twenty-eight seniors. Port
land is second with twenty. Of the six
members of the class from outside the
state Washington and California <are
tied with two each, white Idaho and
Iowa each have one representative.
The seniors have majored as follows:
education 12, German 11, English litera
ture 10, economic history 9, mathematics
9, history 7, journalism 4, architecture 4,
French 4, zoology 3, physical training 2,
chemistry 2, commerce 2, romance lang
uages 2, music 2, political science 2,
phsychology 1, botany 1, geology 1,
Greek 1, and public speaking 1.
In the class there are fifty-two women
and forty-seven men. Of: this number
five have signified their intention to
take post graduate work, (ployd Dawson
will remain at Oregon and study law.
William Burton, Elton 'Loucks, and
Lamar Tooze will go to Columbia uni
versity. The Tooze brothers are to be
separated at last for Leslie will go to
New York university.
The names of those at present in the
class giving their Major study, degree
and address are:
Ralph S. Allen—History; B. A.;
Louise Grace Bailey—Physical Train
ing; B. A.; Eugene.
Paul E. Baker—Education; B. A.;
Merlin George Batley—Journalism;
B. A.; Twin Falls, Idaho.
Leslie Burton Blades—Psychology; B.
A.; San Dimas, Cal.
Lewis Alexander Bond—(phemistry; B.
Katharine Bridges—German, B. A.;
Eva Lenore Brock—English Litera
ture; B. A.; Hood River.
Brown, Eyler—Architect; B. A.;
John Prentiss Brown—Economics; B.
Leonard M. Buoy—Zoology; B. S.;
John Clark Burgard—Commerce; B.
A.; Portland. i
P. G., William H. Burton, Columbia
—Education; B. A.; Newport.
Esther Campbell—Botany; B. A.;
Constance Cartwright—Physical Train
ing; B. A.; Salem. ,
Cellars, James H.—Journalism; B. A.;
Esther Emily Chalmers—Public Speak
ing; B. A.; Cornelius.
Walter E. Church—Architecture; B.
A.; Eugene. 1
Marie Churchill—Education; B. A.;
Anson B. Cornell—History; B. A.;
James K. Cossmann—Education; B.
A. ; Creswell.
Helen H. Crump—German; B. A.;
Bess L. Cushman—Eng. Lit.; B. A.;
P. G., Cloyd Dawson, Haw—Political
Science; B. A.; Tillamook.
Mona E. Dougherty—Muiiie; B. Music;
Drill, Harry T.—Education; B. A.;
Fred B. Dunbar—Economics; B. A.;
Wallace Eakin—Journalism! B. 'A.;
Grace Hartley Edglngton-j— Journalism;
B. A.; Hood River.
Clara Agnes Erdmann—Mathematics;
B. A.; Elmira.
Chester Anders Fee—Greek; B, A.;
Charlie R. Fenton—German; B, A.I
Clarence Eugene Ferguson—-Educa
tion; B, A.J Monmouth, ^
Mina Ferguson—Mathematics; B, A.|
Wllmot Coyne Fester—Ecology | B, A,1
Geary and ‘Scoop’
All Other Senior Class Offices
Go by Default; Election
The senior presidential chair will be
the only contested position on the ballot
next Friday. Emmett Rathbun and
Roland Geary are the two contestants.
For vice president, Mildred Brown is
the sole candidate. Olive Risley will
teud to the senior books next year and
Ben Fleisehmann will be given the key
to the coffers now in the care of Bob
Langley. The position of sargeant-at
arras was determined after a long period
of deep thought. Harry Leach was fin
ally appointed to take the place of Echo
Zahl, junior peaeo keeper. The polls
will be open Friday, May 10th, from
10 a. m. to 2 p. m.
An hour of vaudeville will be put
on in Guild Theatre, Saturday, May 20,
from four to five. The junior class is
the only class that has followed out the
presedent of class-hours. As the theatro
will hold only 300, counting seating space
in the aisles, the junior class will be
given first preference of seats.
Cornell’s track athletes defeated Har
vard by a narrow margin on Saturday.
The University of Wisconsin has
created a new world’s half-mile relay
record by covering the distance in 1:28
Local Pedagogues Take Lead
and Are Never Headed,
The Faculty baseball team, which has
been cleaning up the local ball tossers in
the doughnut league, meandered to Cor
vallis Tuesday and trimmed the O. A.
C. facuty to the tune of 19 to 0.—a come
back for the defeats of last year. The
local pedagogues, according to custom,
took the lead in the first inning nnd
were never hended.
Shockley, lead-off man, walked nnd
stole second. Williams’ pickled the first
one over for two sneks, registering “Ed”
He scored on a mixturo of hits nnd boots.
O. A. C. scored one in the Inst of the
second. The score stood 2-1 and had the
nppenrauee of a conservative contest. In
the third, MoTton started the ball rolling
again, and the side was retired only after
making three runs. The fourth cost O.
A. C. 2, the fifth 4. In the sixth, Shock
ley came to bat with two on nnd “shot
the moon.” O. A. C. retaliated with 4
nnd added one more in the historic sev
enth. The Oregon “Docs” rested in the
seventh but came back strong in the
eighth, nnd Inst inning, making three,
The game was called after the eighth
because of a six o’clock time limit.
Bert Ayer, twirled “Ayer” tight ball
for the local team, whiffing fifteen of the
Aggie bntsmen nnd allowing but five hits,
keeping them well scattered. But for a
few opportune boots behind him, the score
would probably have been 19-1. Williams,
Shockley, Morton, and Ayer were the
“Ty Cobbs” of the game, although all
showed big league proficiency with the
After the game, the “champs” were
entertained with a banquet at the Julian
JUNIORS NOMINATE OFFICRS
Kenneth Bartlett and Kenneth Meeree
Out for Prealdenoy
At n meting of the eophomore class
yesterdhy afternoon officer* for the
junior year were nominated and will be
voted upon this week-end. Those nomi
nated were |
President—Kenneth Bartlett, Kenenth
Vice-president—Dorothy Dunbar, Jee
Drisooll, Lillian Littler,
Secretary—^Marion Hpslngep, Martha
♦ N0TIQI, ° ♦
♦ Opegana Books will be distributed ♦
♦ at tbe V, M: 0, A, 4 to fl p, m„ ^
♦ Friday and (Saturday: <>
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LEAVE FORTHE NORTH
Annual Dual Meet With Wash
ington Scheduled Saturday
Afternoon on Denny Field.
COACH HAYWARD OPTIMISTIC
Men in Good Condition and
i Dope Concedes Victory. W,
Wins Once in 13 Years.
Under the wing of Coach Bill Hay
i ward and managed by Kenneth Robin
son, thirteen Vhrsity track men left
! this morning for Seattle where they
tangle with the Washingtonians in n
i dual meet Saturday afternoon on Denny
All the men arc in good condition and
the chances nre favorable for a victory
from the northern university men. Lit
tle dope has lenked out from Coach
Vajdemeer’s quarters and he may have
some “dark horses’ that will swing the
balance in Washington’s favor. But the
ioptimism that Hayward had before he
iboarded the train this morning leaves
little doubt as to what he thinks of Ore
jgon’s chances. "Yes,” he is reported ns
saying,, “there is a chance of Oregon
winning the meet.” And he smiled as he
| said it.
The weather the past week has been
fino for some good hard work. This
'afternoon the men will work out for the
last time on Multnomah field, leaving this
evening in a special car for Seattle.
Outsido of Clyde, Stenstroni nnd
Stuchell, who have proven their worth
in previous years, it is not known what
Washington’s material is. Hayward
dopes Stenstrom to take the dashes
providing the track is hard. Otherwise
they will go to Ooreczky and Peacock.
Clyde should have no trouble defeating
Belding in the mile, but the pretty race
'will be between Clyde and Nelson in the
half. These two aTe old rivals, but
I Nelson has been able to show Clyde his
iheels. If the two nre in good condition
Nelson has the ndge. Stuchell in the
polevault will press Fee the closest of
any athlete in the northwest, and at that
he has a good chance to beat Fee. Last
year he cleared the bar nt 12 feet eight
In the thirteen years Hayward has
jcoached Oregon track teams he hns lost
[to Washington in a dual meet just once.
This year he hns ngain collected a bunch
[of fleet footed men nt the university and
'if dope does not get set bnck too far
Oregon will win Saturday by a score
larger than the 71-60 victory over O. A.
The men entered in the northern meet
100-yd. dnah—Ooreczky, Peacock, &
I 220-yd. dash—Gorezky, Peacock. *1
440-yd. dash—Wilson, .Staub.
88- dash—Nelson, McConnell.
Two Mile—Bostwick, Belditi.
High Hurdles—Huirhend, Fee, Gorecz
I Low Hurdles—Muirhead, Fee, Gorcz*
I High .Tump—Muirhead, Fee liar.
Broad Jump—Muirhead, Fee, Har
Polevault—Muirhead, Fee, HaTgreaves,
Shotput—Bartlett, Fee, Nelson.
Javelin—Hargraves, Fee, Muirhead.
Relay—Staub, Wilson, Gorezky, Nel
son, Hargraves, McConnell.
Anyono who thinks that Oregon’s track
team isn’t as good as the one which
came out of Eugeno last year, has an«
other think coming. Besides having the
third best nil-round athlete in the United
States on their team, they have a strong
bunch of point gettors to back up the
Here ars just a few of the first places
that they took in the meet against Q,
A. C. Inst Saturday.
Goreesky won the century dash in
10 seeends flat, Peacock won the 220*
yard dash in 22,4 Muirhead won the high
and low hurdles In 18,3 and 28,4, respect
ively, Bostwlok strolled around the two*
mile course in 0,40, Of course Chester
Fee was there, but sU he could do was t®
win the pole vault with a mark of IB