Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920, September 30, 1916, Image 1

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Team Not Up to Standard Is
the Verdict of the
Bezdek, Hayward and Team
Leave at Noon for
Jimmy Sheehy.
With the first two weeks of training
recorded as past history and with the
Willamette game but a week distant, the
Varsity is gradually bringing its cogs
' together in the assembling of an eleven
unit football machine.
Although it is folly to make any pre
dictions or pass judgment so early in
the season, it doesn’t take a student of
football to observe that the lemon-yel
low is far from right. What few glimps
es the fans have had they noted that the
team was untoned, unfinished, and lacked
the dash and snap of last year.
“The varsity ie going rotten, and
there is no use denying it,” remarked one
of the players in the nightly fanning bee
in the shower room. “We haven’t the
drive, the team play, or the compact
interference of last year.” However,
fandom takes solace in the fact that
Oregon teams in the past have been late
starters, but once under way have sel
dom had to bow their head in submis
sion to any foe.
A lingering suspicion is running riot
among players and fans alike that O.
A. C. is going to prove easy in the annal
state championship battle. Coach Pipal
faces almost the same situation that con
fronted Bez last year. Outside of one
or two veterans he has nothing but sap
lings to work with. • The Aggies realize
the proposition they are- up against
as did the varsity of last year, and are
bound to get Tesults. Not a place on
the team is secure, which means twice
the average, amount of work from each
aspirant. The Aggies, underrated, and
out-doped, are apt to prove a thorn in
the side of other pennant contenders.
Bezdek is still applying the lash in
the daily routine work. The tackling
dummy is cuffed about nightly, the ball
is pounced on from all angles, and at
frequent intervals the linemen disport
with the bucking machine.
Friday night saw the varsity run plays
with the probable Willamette game line
up intact. Risey, Snyder, Williamsj,
Beckett, Bartlett, Mitchell, and Tegart
worked on the line with Montieth, Par
sons, Shy and Hollis Huntington taking
turns in advancing the leather. Bez
.drove the boys through an hour of signal
drill. An array of new plays and for
mations with the attack built around Shy
Huntington and Johnny Parsons were in
Practice was called this morning at
S:30 with the scrubs bucking the first
stringers in scrimmage. Hayward and
Bezdek accompanied by the training
table squad leave on the noon train for
Corvallis to take in the Multnomah-O.
A. C. game. In as much as the club
men appear on Kincaid field October 14,
the varsity will get a line on them, as
well as a glimpse .at the orange and
Much Improvement Needed; No Money
-for It; Will Provide for Sports.
The plans for the new athletic field
hove not been abandoned—merely post
poned. The University must provide the
will not start until the funds are secur
tnoney for improvement and hence work
The new field, located near the golf
links and covering thirty-five acres, will
require a great deal of improvement. The
lower end of the grounds must be filled
and almost the entire piece graded be
fore the parts devoted to various sports
can be laid out. There will be a track,
soccer fields, two baseball diamonds and
probably two football fields.
The change must be completed by the
time the erection of th" next I niver
sify building is begun, as that structure
will be situated on what is now Kincaid
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A University quartette, composed of
Ray Stanton. Bill Cawter, Jack Dolph
and Warren Edwards, made a tour yes
terday of London Springs, Cottage
Grove and Creswell singing Oregon and
Hughes’ songs, in the interest of Lane
county republicans.
The party, including Eugene republi
cans who made the trip, consisted of
six auto loads. They succeeded in
working up considerable enthusiasm in
the towns visited, although their coming
was not advertised. Once they sang
on an open air pavilion, once in a the
ater and several time on the street.
Returning to Eugene in the evening,
they snug their songs at the Rainbow.
The Hughes song was composed by
Ray Stanton, to the tune "Marching
through Georgia,” and is as follows:
Just ii word of praise we'll sing.
For Hughes, the man who knows,
We’ll sing to all Republicans,
And Democrats and Pros.
We’ll sing it ’cause we know we’ll win,
With Charles E. at the bat,
While Woodrow is watchfully waiting.
Hurrah, hurrah, We're goin’ to vote for
Hurrah, hurrah, the democrats will lose
And so we’ll sing to very one
From Mexico to Maine
While we go marching to vict’ry.
Of Mexicans you all do know
You know of tarrifs too,
WTell Woodrow said he’d fix ’em all,
He promised that to you.
The tariffs are an awful mess,
The Mexicans just laugh.
While Woodrow is watchfully waiting.
Oregon’s Veterans All Here Except
Cloyd Dawson; Recruits Needed.
The debate tryouts will not be held for
about four weeks, according to Coach R.
F. Prescott. Oregon has submitted the
topic, “The Arbitration of Industrial Dis
putes’’, to Stanford and Washington, the
other members of the Tri-State Confer
ence. Each member submits one question
and these are then voted on. After a sub
ject iSj chosen each college sends in a
phrasing of the suestion.' These are in
turn voted on so it will take some time
before the debaters can get down to
Oregon has an unusually strong array
of talent this year with Walter Myers.
Earl Fleischman, Nicholas Jaureguy and
Mrs. Rosalind Rates in school. Cloyd
Dawson is the only one of last year's
team who is not back. This does not mean
that there is no chance for new material
by any means.
“Wo intend to use eight persons on the
team this season if the recruits are good
enough,’’ says Coach Prescott. "Five de
bates are scheduled, so everybody can get
a chance.”
Two debates are scheduled with O. A.
C. and one each with Montana. Wash
ington. and Stanford. Reed College for
some reason will not compete with the
That nn alumni coach be appointed to
assist Prof. Prescott has been suggested,
but the idea has been abandoned and in
stead Walter Myers and Nick Jaureguy
will assist him.
Alice Baker Strains Hip; Has to Be Car
ried to Gymnasium.
Alice Baker, a freshman from Salem,
strained her hip while playing hockey
Wednesday afternoon. Miss Baker
strained her side while running and
since it was in the middle of the game,
did not wish to stop.
She played for twenty minutes after
the accident, mostly relying on pluck.
Finally however her hip refused to work
any longer and she had to be carried to
the women's gym by her teammates.
A freshman was dispatched from there
to get W. II. Haywood to diagnose the
case. He decided that there was no real
dislocation but just a strain.
Miss Baker is getting along nicely
now though she is still unable to move.
She insists that sh« is coming to her
classes in a few days but Miss Cum
mings says that she should remain in
active for at least a week.
Colin V. Dyment, Chairman of
Rules Committee, Declares
Them Successful.
Faculty Members Believe They
Have Relieved Strain of
Social Obligations.
The new social ruling, regulating the
number of dances to be given by frater
nities and sororities on the cany)us, which
has been in effect a little over a year
in the University, has been declared a
very great success by members of the
faculty who are directly connected with
the workings of the regulation.
Colin V. Dyment. professor of journal
ism. and chairman of the committee ap
pointed last year to consider the matter
and formulate rules, is very favorably im
pressed with the situation as it now
stands: John Straub, dean of men, de
clares that the ruling was successful;
Elizabeth Fox, dean of women, while
not as yet having come in very close
contact with the situation, believes that
the ruling has been a success. Other mem
bers of the faculty interviewed on the
same question are much of the same
frame of mind.
“The social legislation was drafted in
May. 101.", by a committee made up of
Dr. Edmund S. Conklin. Dr. Bertha
Stuart and myself,'1 said Mr. Dyment. It
was passed by the faculty practically
without change. It went into effect Sep
tember 1, 1015.
“The oeiginal purpose was to keep
fraternity houses quieter for those who
wished to study. In respect to dancing,
the campus was in a rather sorry con
dition in the winter of 1015. Many stud
ents seemed unable to get their work done
because of the distractions in their houses.
Many others were literally worn out in
their struggle to keep up with their
dance obligations. Student after student
informed members of the committee that
the dance legislation wa sindeed wel
come. They said it rescued them from a
sitfThtion from which they had been un
able to save themselves. The dance di
lemma of 1015 should not be forgotten by
anyone who may be considering the dance
situation now.
“The committee both understood and
expected that the chronic dancers, when
prevented from making pleasure resorts
of their houses, would go down street.
No effort was made to keep them from
doing so. or to discourage them from it.
The whole intent of the legislation was to
protect the student, who wanted to be
left to study in peace.
in iii.v juugiuem me legisiauuu lias
been, accordingly, a great success. It was
good, watertight legislation.”
Mr, Dyment was asked whether he
thought it unfortunate that the students
going down to dance spent more money
In the “jitney dance halls” than they
should. He answered, “No University of
Oregon student will spend more on jitney’
dancing than his pocketbook wili stand.
Tf he does I should say it is his own
lookout. In most cases he has earned it
himself, and it is a voluntary expen
diture. When he is constantly assessed
for house dances, however, it is an in
voluntary expenditure that may rapidly
become a burlen.”
When asked whether he thought it
best that University couples go to down
town dances unchaperoned. Mr. Dyment
said. “The University community has a
dean of women and. I think, nine house
mothers. If housemothers are permitting
the girls in their charge to go unchap
eroned to public dances, I assume the
dances must be entirely proper.”
Dean Straub, when asked his opinion
on the jitney dances given in town, said,
“No. I do not think that the ruling had
any effect on the outcome of these dances.
Students do not have to attend them un
less they are absolutely willing to do so,
as they are placed on their own respon
sibility. Before the ruling went into ef
fect, students receiving invitations to
dances on the campus, were almost com
pelled to attend them; now they go to
the dances rfown town of their own free
will. I believe that the ruling has been
an entire success.”
Miss Fox when asked the same ques
tion. replied: "I have not had time
enough here in the University to see ex
actly what is going on, and do not know
how these dances down town are being j
conducted, but I can say that all the i
students who go to them do so of their
(Continued on page four)
W. G. Thacher Suggests Con
test to Secure New
Severely Criticises Present
Melodies; Suggests Offering
Prizes for New Ones.
That songs were needed at the rally
held last Wednesday morning at the as
sembly hour is the opinion expressed by
Professor W. F. G. Timelier, of the de
partment of English, and he has a scheme
whereby Oregon songs, which he says
are now few and feeble, can be added to
and enriched.
Professor Timelier proposes that the
Emerald start a subscription contest to
raise money which will be used as prizes
for the best Oregon songs, lie proposes
that a committee should be appointed to
judge the relative values of the songs
and that aiming the members should be
Ralph H. Lyman, dean of the school of
In speaking of our present songs, Pro
fessor Thacher says. “The mill-race song
is pretty and sentimental, ‘On Oregon’
is a good rousing song, but is borrowed
from Wisconsin, while the ‘Oregon Toast'
sounds more like a funeral dirge than a
college song.
“A song must be short uud repeatable
and not run too high or have too great a
range in order to be a success, and it must
be a song that is musical, serious and
dignified, a song that can be sung ns
well after a defeat as after a victory and
yet not one that is sung on every occas
sion. It should b£ reserved for great
moments.” He gave as an example the
Marseillaise hymn.
He expressed the belief that per
manency is a requisite for the right kind
of a college song. Speaking on that line
he said, “We want a song that will be as
good a hundred years from now as it
is today.” He gave as examples, “Fair
Harvard,” and “Old Massau.”
Professor Thacher is himself a writer
of songs, having composed two college
songs during last summer’s vacation. The
titles of them were “Let’s Go, Boys, Let’s
Go," and “Hello Lane.’’ He also com
posed the music for the latter.
Women to Have Two Hookey Games.
Field Day Also Planned.
The Women's Athletic association will
hold a meeting October 10, in Guild
hall for all girls interested in wonlbn's
athletics. Freshmen and sophomores are
especially urged to come, as the pur
poses of the organization will he explain
ed by Miss Harriet Thompson and Miss
Frieda Goldsmith of the physical training
Numerous questions asked by the new
girls concerning the association will be
answered at this meeting.
Hockey is the big sport now, with the
prospect of two games with O. A. C. in
October. Last year the Oregon women
put out a winning team and the pros
pects are considered very good this year
as a number of girls who participated
last year are again in school.
The girls are working hard practicing
every night and the team is being worked
into shape rapidly. In the spring another
track meet and field day will be held. A
great deal of enthusiasm has been mani
fest in former years for Field day. let
ters for track, and various prizes for
other sports are offered for winners of
events just the same as for the men’s act
It is, however, necessary to belong to
the Woman's Athletic association in or
der to be eligible for prizes.
Stanton, Langley, Ddlph and Peterson
Entertain Oregonians Tuesday.
Ray Stanton, Robert Langley, .Jack
Dolph and Curtis I’etersou formed the
quartet which represented the University
at the State fair at Salem. Tuesday.
The hoys went ns guests of the fair
association. They sang twice at the Ore
gon booth during the day and also at the
race course and Woman's Club. In the
evening they SHng at the horse show and
at the concert held in the new auditorium
at the fair grounds.
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Camel, betake thee from my sifiht!
Thou beastly weed, release me from my
You surely know the law we can’t re
To walk and talk on 13th. But not |
To refrain from smoking on the cam
pus became a tradition through the vol
untary action of the students, not from
faculty ruling. The faculty has never
voted on the matter.
Way, way back when Dean Straub
was young, when the campus had but two
trees, and when Pead.v hall, the only
building was not entirely finished, the
custom began.
One day all the men of the Univer
sity. about seventy five or eighty, met
under the two old oaks which stand by
the railroad track, to discuss various
things. After a great deal of talk,
they unanimously agreed to refrain from
smoking on the campus and walks adja
cent to it.
“In those days,” Dr. Straub speculated
reminiscently ‘‘the boys as a whole were
very poor and instead of tailor made
cigarettes, used corn cob and briar pipes.
The girls didn’t wear silk sweaters
either, nud they as well as about half
of the boys from outside of Eugene,
batched in little old board shacks that
have since been replaced by the fine
residences along Eleventh avenue.”
The decision thus made and handed
down by the old timers was sacredly re
spected an observed for more than thirty
years. The first apparent violation was
begun when the library building was
erected. The board walk leading from
there to the athletic field became, as it
continues to be, a congregating place be
tween classes. Gradually the fumes of
tobacco increased in volume until they
became a veritable fog.
At the recent Y, M. ('. A. stag mix
held in Villnrd—much the same in pur
port as that held under the oaks years
ago—the question was brought up again.
Some of the old hands explained the
tradition to the freshmen and then a
vote was taken. Everybody stood up
and so the die was cast.
Girls be charitable. If you see a
stiide stalk forlornly out on the walk,
gaze about in dazed like way for a
second, and then, stride off down for a
street, remember that the cross is
If Second Semester Registration Equals
Last Year, Mark Will Exceed 1000.
The attendance (it the University hits
increased 11.5 per cent over that of last
year. The total number registered up to
last night was 004 as compared to 700
last year on the same date.
John Parsons, of football fame, is
number !K)0 on the registrar's book.
Closely following him was Mr. Herman
Hamburger from Windau Kurland, Rus
If, in addition to the 004 already sign
ed, as many more register after October
1. of this year, ns enrolled after that date
last year, the University evill have sur
passed the thousand mark. The number
of students who enrolled after October 1,
of last year added to the 004 already
on the books would bring the total reg
istration up to 1010.
As soon as the enrollment reaches the
1000 mark the University will be class
ed one of the larger Universities of the
Official Y. M. C. A.-Y. W. C. A. Ac
quaintance Party Held Last Night.
Nearly 200 students were present at
the annual Y. M. C. A.-Y. W. C. A. re
ception last night in Villard hall. This
is the official acquaintance party for the
student body. The receiving line,
headed by Nick Jaureguy and Helen
Purrington, included President and Mrs.
P. L. Campbell, Dean and Mrs. John
Straub and about 15 others.
Refreshments, consisting of ice cream
and wafers, were served in the parly
part of the evening. Two musical num
bers were given, a song by John Black
and a piano solo by Prof. Annett. J.
D. Foster then started a grand march,
i which concluded the affair
lagore Laments Tendency of
Occident to Exalt Power
and Wealth.
Hindu Poet Declares Capital
and Labor Will Wage an
Eternal War.
E. W. Murphy.
The flowing robes might have dated
from the dawn of the Christian era. Cer
tainly the beard was typical of that
time. Sir Rabindranath Tagore had all
the advantages of personal appearance
in bis favor as he walked forward to
deliver bis lecture on "The Cult of Na
tionalism” in Villard hall, Thursday eve
ning. and the craving of those who ex
pected to catch a glimpse of the far
east was fortified.
Without a word of previous comment
lie plunged into the reading and for an
hour and a half told the story of the
‘cruel epidemic which is creeping over the
human world, eating its vitality.” This
tendency of all pople to nationalise and
force upon the rest of the people the
form of organised governmnt regardless
of the laws of natural progress has
been accepted by the west, said Tagore,
ns its religion. A sense of nationality,
he believes, is not a necessary part of
progress. Progress can come only
through a realization of truth, nnd “al
though we forget truth for our conven
ience, truth does not forget us. When
a calamity occurs in the west, they can
not understand how in God’s name it
happens, forgetting that truth remem
bers. Humanity consists of other peo
ples besides her own, nnd humanity is
a truth which you cannot mutilate with
out hurting yourself.
“The war has been declared between
man and womnn because man through
professionalism and organization is leav
ing womnn alone to wither and die.
Power is losing its identity. Anarchists
are made of men because power is be
coming too abstract.
“The power of the world is being cen
tered in an attack to gaiu wealth. Cap
ital and labor will wage an eternal war,
for adjustment can only come through
catastrophe or spiritual rebirth."
Tagore's audience of over 000 filled
the lower floor of Villard and a large
part of the gallery. The hush of expect
ancy that just preceded his appearance
on the platform was followed by an
outburst of applause, which in turn gave
way to a few monents of re-adjust
ment following the first few words spok
en by the Bengal. For, becuuse of his
imposing appearance, one unconsciously
expected a voice of much lower tone
than the treble which is Tagore’s. There
was a certain difficulty in grasping all
that he said, due partly to our lack of
familiarity with Oriental tones.
Tagore laid speciui empuusis upon uie .
fact that this was not a pica for India
alone nor an argument against the Brit
ish governmnt only.
“India is not fit to have Independent
government,” he said. “But in the con
flict between the no-nation and the na
tion, the moral man and the complete
man is giving way to the political man.
His human side is being obscured for the
sake of soulless corporations. This doc
trine of the nation is neither British nor
anything else. It is distinctly imperson
“In the manufacture of new nations,”
he said, referring to the present war,
“the process of the stifling of the human
element can be well seen. No regard*
is given to the truth that man has a soul.
It is simply a wrestling match of bar
barism. Whatever may be the immediate
facts, men are neither beasts nor mach
ines, but we see the natural man in the
grasp of the organized man. The nation
with all its exterior paraphenaJia can
not hide the fact that it is the greatest
evil in the world. We see today nation
arrayed against nation in an endless bull
fight of politics, as a result of the de
humanizing that has been going on in
business and politics.
“This cannot go on forever,” is the
conclusion of Tagore, who feels that this
is “the fifth act of the tragedy of the
unreal” and that the end is in sight
when, with a realization of the import
(Continued on page fqpr)