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About Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920 | View Entire Issue (May 18, 1916)
Published each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday of the college year, by the
Asaoolated Students of the University of Oregon.
Sintered at the postoffice at Eugene as second class matter.
Subscription rates, per year, $1.00. Single copies, 5c.
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF....MAX H. SOMMER
Assistant Editors....Walluce Eakln, Leslie O. Tooso
Managing Editor.Harold Hamstree'
Clty Editor..Mandell Weiss
Copy Editors.Ell Harwood, DeWItt Gilbert, Clytle Hall
Special Writers. .Grace Edglngton, Frances Shoemaker, Charles Dundore, Walter
Administration .Roberta Klllam
Sports ..Chester A. Pee
Asslstaats ... ..James Sheehy, Lee Bostwlck
Features ..Adrienne Epplng, Echo Zahl
Society.Beatrice Locke, Lucile Watson, Catherine Twomey
Bzchaages .T..Louise Allen
Assistant . Martha Tinker
Reporters. .Kenneth Moores, Jean Bell, Robert McNary, Percy Boatman, Cora
lle Snell, Lucile Messner, Joe Skelton, Helen Brenton.
BUSINESS STAFF _ „
BUSINESS MANAGER..FLOYD C. WESTERFIELD
Assistant Manager..Kenneth Moores
Advertising Manager ....Burle D. Bramball
Collections . Estley Farley
Manager’s and Editor’s Phone—-841.
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 follozving zvay: 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 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.
j* Canoe Regulations.
AFTER THE river tragedy of a few weeks ago, the Student
Council considered it a duty to take the initiative in providing some
way of safe-guarding the lives of thekse who love the aquatic sport.
Some action would have been taken by the faculty as a matter of
course but here was an opportunity for the Council to take its first
lesson in self-government. So at the solicitation of the Council a
■faculty committe met with a Council committee. The Council
committee made all of the recommendations, we understand, and
these had been discussed before in regular session.
The result is that the Council has passed and has recommended
to the faculty committee that studentsimust show a certificate attest
ing to aquatic ability of sufficient degree to insure safety before they
should be allowed to canoe. Canoeing after dark on the river was
'condemned, as was also the shooting |of the rapids.
At first glance these proposed regulations seem overstringent,
but the matter of fact is that no set of'rules if observed could he too
stringent if they operated to save one!life every ten years. Until a
tragedy comes home to a person in al, rather cruel way. there is a
tendency to overlook the dangers. The tragedy of several weeks ago
could have just as well happened to other parties. In fact there are
hardly any students in the University who might not have had the
same thing happen to them had they been there that fateful night.
Too often people have too much confidence in their own luck, or their
in fallibility, and think that such things could never happen to them.
In fact this belief in luck is an all-too-common thing.
If this matter is looked at in the right way, there is no doubt
but that student sentiment will react favorably—and such a sentiment
is needed for the success of any code—to any regulations proposed.
Fewer But Stronger Organizations.
OVERORGANIZATION. A recognized evil on the campus, is
the object of attack bv the Student Council. At yesterday afternoon’s
session the fjpal report of the committed has heard and adopted with
few alterations from the original report. It was made perfectly
obvious that any regulations which might be adopted should concern
themselves with the future alone.
I If the amendment to empower the stujdent council to consider and
grant petitions of prospective organizations, passes, the council may
this year have to consider organization^.
The rules provide that any prospective organization must petition
the student council, written and orally, for official recognition as a
full-fledged University organization ; such petitions should contain the
purpose, personnel, time anil place of meeting, endorsers, and if-pos
sible, the constitution and by-laws of tlie proposed society. The
representative of the group desiring such a society will then pre
sent the case as to why the organization merits the approval of the
council. In all probability the council will later consider itself as the
official custodian of a register of the meetings of all organizations,
to the end that conflicts be avoided.
P Organizations, persisting in coming,into existence without the
official approval of the council, will virtually be boycotted by the
student body. Only to official societies will be granted the privilege
of appearing in student publications, using University premises for
meetings, using the name of the University for prestige or patron
age. using campus bulletin boards, and appearing in organization lists
to be printed in the future.
< In this way it is hoped that only organizations of intrinsic
'merit and worth will invade the campus hereafter. It will tend to
create a kind of rating of orzanigations on the campus, which will
help the University as well as the societies. Cluttering the campus up
Avith parasitic organizations will be brought to an end if this measure
Even after a permit is granted to any organization and the
t organization^ by a change of .policy or practice, becomes an odium
to the campus, the permit can be withdrawn by the council.
Also in the case of total and public insolvency the Council will
be empowered to annul any official status accorded to the organiza
Such a. rule means fewer and stronger organizations.
* CAMPUS NOTES *
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Mr. and Mrti. Harold Sawyer of Port
land and MrsJ Mabel Holmes Parsons
were Sunday dinner guests at the Alpha
I'bi bouse. i
Miss Mary Perkins was a Wednesday
luncheon guest1 of Alpha Phi.
Alpha Tau i Omega announces the
pledging of Tyrrell Carncr, ’17, from
Mr. and Mrs.I Tommy Russell, Mr. and
Mrs. Hayward, Clyde Dawson and Cris
Maddock were [Wednesday evening din
ner guests of Allpha Tau Omega.
Mr. and Mrs. Griffin of the Eugene
Episcopal church are Thursday dinner
guests at the clji Omega house.
Father O’Hara, President P. L. Camp
bell, Professor O’Hara and Father
Thompson were Wednesday luncheon
guests of Delta Ifau Delta.
Mrs. W. W. Downarcf of Portland,
Dorothy Downaird, Mary Packwood of
Portland nnd Majry Alice Hill were Mon
day luncheon guests of Delta Tau Delta.
Bill Hayward was a Monday luncheon
guest at the Delta Tau Delta house.
Mrs. C. Dyer of Salem; Constance
Taylor, ex-’17, Alrvilla Beckwith, ex-’16,
and Naomi Beckvrith all of Portland are
spending the week at the Chi Omega
Chester Walcotf, ex-’17, of Silverton is
spending a few dhys at the Beta House.
Edison Marshall, ex-’17, was a dinner
guest of Beta Theta Pi on Monday.
Milton Stoddard and Edison Marshall
were Wednesday evening dinner guests of
8000 BOOKLETS ARE OUT
Life at Oregon Described in Booklets
Now Being Sent.
8000 copies of the Oregon booklet,
“.Shall I Be An Educated Man?”, are be
ing distributed broadcast over the state
by the school administration.
These booklets describing life at Ore
gon will be sent to all high school grad
uates, libraries, hotels, Commercial clubs,
and newspapers. A good many requests
for them have come from the East and
middle west according to Registrar, A. R.
Tiffany, who says that they will be sent
wherever it is thought they will do any
Any student desiring to send one to a
friend or who can place one advantage
ously can do so by leaving the name and
address with Mr. Tiffany.
OUT FOR CITY’S CANDIDATE
Theatres and Band Endeavor to Elect
Miss Fraasch Queen.
Will Eugene furnish the queen for the
Portland Rose Festival?
This is the question of the day. Every
effort is being made to make possible
the election of Edel Fraasch, Eugene’s
candidate. Both the Rex and the Savoy
are to give benefit shows this week.
The Eugene Municipal Band has an
nounced its intention to give a concert
and dance in the armory next Friday
night, May 19, the proceeds of which will
be used to buy votes.
It is expected that a large crowd will
attend for the dances have proved pop
of the meets, parades, “eats”, stunts,
groups, and some pictures that you thought
no one got. They are good.
DID YOU SEE YOUR PICTURE
Remember we can
supply all of your
Linn Drug Co.
764 Willamette St. Phone 217
ular and there is the added incentive of
putting Eugene on the map.
ARTISTIC MAY ROBSON COMING.
That successful and favorite come
dienne, May Robson, in a comedy said
to be funny, clean and sentimental, en
titled “The Making Over of Mrs. Matt,”
is to be the attraction at the Eugene
theatre May 20th. This play, we are
promised, will contain humor of the May
Robsonian order, mingled with pathos
that will be chased away with delightful |
laughter, ere the well-springs of emotion j
have ceased to respond to Miss Robson’s
sparkling rednition of its witty lines.
Everything pertaining to the successful
staging of “The Making Over of Mrs.
Matt,” will be brought along by the com
Mrs. Ada Snodgrass Lane, ex-’8o, is at j
home at Harrisburg, Oregon.
Gifts That Are Distinctive
I in Character, Quality and Price
4 C W E L R V
The gift is ever a constant reminder of the giver. How important it is then that your re
membr|ance to the graduate be a suitable selection. Here you may find dainty pieces for
You may want five or ten articles of the same kind and price—if so we have them*
The Graduation Gift Most Appreciated
MUST COME FROM
LucKey’s Jewelry Store
827 Willamette Street Established 1869
PRICES IN PLAIN FIGURES -