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About Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 31, 1916)
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Milton Arthur Stoddard
_John DeWItt Gilbert
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.GEORGE T. COLTON
Jennette Calkins, John McMurray, Lny Carlisle
.Kenneth Fnrley. Phone 7!i:i
.Phone Manager 4S1
STUDENT BODY DANCES?
The University of Oregon cannot be
classed as an asylum for social “bugs.”
Where there is a co-educntional insti
tution naturally enough there is to be
found social life. It is the expression
of that mutual attraction of sexes. But
where university life has its emphasis
laid upon society rather than class-room
efficiency then the institution fostering
such social stress becomes an asylum for
the “bugs.” Such a state is abnormal
and unhealthy, breeds aristocracy, des
troys democracy and stigmatizes higher
It was to prevent an entering wedge
of such social stress that faculty legis
lation was enacted a year ago. It was
effective but unfortunately did not pre
clude nnother possible unhealthy social
state; a state where there is segrega
tion of classes, throwing the burden of
social activity into the fraternity life,
breaking down the “hello” spirit in the
preventing of mixing and acquaintance
ship, and only making possible non-frat
ernity social life by the non-fraternity
students attending public dances.
An over-emphasized social life is ns
undesirable a* a misdirected one. The
student council in recognition of this fact
suggested a teinedy to the faculty. Tin
remedy was student body dances and was
suggested to the faculty in a petition
presetted at the October meeting. The
petition was referred to a special .•om
mittee and Thursday this committee will
report to the faculty body that final
action may be taken.
This is perhaps the most serious
question in its ultimate results the
faculty has ever had to decide.
When the faculty convenes for its
November meeting Thursday afternoon
the report of the committee on inter
collegiatj basketball with recommenda
tions will be submitted. Since the peti
tion of the students was so generously
signed last spring the question of the
reinstatement of the winter sport has
been a moot question, and now finally
the issue, bound in all the red tape
of faculty formality, has reached the last
stage which shall determine whether or
not basketball is to be reinstated.
We think the faculty pretty generally
regards the students as sincere in their
request for the sport. The faculty will
mete out justice in the ease. Justice
of course would be recognition of the
unanim.ity of student opinion; that is
reinstatement of basketball.
“I am unable to understand the action
of your University in the matter of
basketball,” says Dr. E. S. Meany, dean
of men at the University of Washing
ton, in Seattle, ‘‘It seems impossible to
think that the faculty may not reinstate
the inter-collegiate sport at Oregon this
“Their program of increasing the num
ber of students securing the advantages
of athletics by the abolishment of the
sport as a varsity activity has patently
been a failure and I cannot see how
they can hesitate in once more estab
lishing the mid-winter sport.”
There will be no hesitancy the
Emerald feels sure.
DIDN’T KNOW IT WAS LOADED.
“I didn’t know it was loaded”—that
is back of many tragedies, the remorse
ful words of one'dying by the careless
ness of his own hand or, worse, of one
who has accidentally taken a life. In
any case they„are the embodiment of re
morse* the realization and admission of
one’s folly, the expression of inexcusable
and even criminal thoughtlessness.
Firearms in their proper place and
use are a boon. They may lie a blessing,
but their potent power must be remem
bered. In working with them one must
always be awake to a keen recognition
of his responsibilities and the almost
living thing which he is handling.
Our college education is in this much
like a rifle. •
It is a gun given to children who, too
often, do not know and are not taught
the dangers which carelessness in its use
precludes. University years are loaded
guns, potent and powerful. Use them
for ill or evil, and tragedy enters into
your life and into that of loved ones.
The real sin in the misuse of this load
ed firearm, college education, is one of
omission rather than commission. It is
the things not done, the things it is
not used for, that are the wrong. Un
like real arms, it is loaded to^do good
If there is failure to appreciate this, if
there is no turn of mental culture,
dicipline and development to real use,
our talent is buried in the earth.
We have blinked the possibilities that lie
within the modern education.
Years here are full of opportunity for
service, pregnant with things to do, now
and in the future. When college days
are over, when, ns aged people, all oc
casion for accomplishment is past, will
there be a looking back on this university
education, this- weapon loaded for the
doing of good, and that inexcusable,
that pitifully inadequate moan, “I didn’t
know it was loaded” uttered?
J. D. G.
LOST Turquoise ring with eleven dia
monds. Finder please return to 1201
Alder and be rewarded, l’hone 1217-11
How can we save our soles This is
not a question for consideration in
the Bible University, but one for ser
ious consideration of° the board Of re
gents, faculty and students of ffle Uni
versity of Oregon. The price of leather
is steadily climbing. Shoes now $8,
$10, $12 will soon be high in the teens,
and from indications from the campus
election they will remain so.
Now the question is: How can we
save our soles? The answer is: It
can’t be done until the many sharp
pointed rocks improperly called gravel
are removed from the paths on the
University campus. According to the old
proverb the rocks might be worn away
in time, but not in time to save this
pair of shoes. The faculty co-operates
with the students to help them save
money on books, why not on shoes?
In speaking of the walks on the cam
pus in their present condition Dr. Bates
was heard to say,”
“There are no worJs adequate to ex
press my contempt for them.”
Miss Fox expressed herself as very
fond of gravel walks kept smooth like
woodland paths, but she disliked seeing
them torn up like macadam roads in bad
Miss Watson disapproved of the walks
for sereval reasons: “The rocks are vic
ious. They positively hurt ones feet.
They are hard to sweep so the angle
worms are left to decompose in their
tracks. Because of the difficulty in
walking on the sharp stones the students
make paths on either side of the walks
and as a consequence the walks are
spreading unduly over the campus.”
Miss Upleger suggested that the rocks
be scraped or rolled away. Surely this
much can be done to save soles and
WHITE PAINT FOR COURT
Petition Appears»in Gymnasium Signed
by Thirty Handball Players.
A petition, asking that the entire
handball court be painted white, is post
ed in the men’s gymnasium.
Flayers declare that, due to the dark
ened condition of the room after 5
o’clock, it is almost impossible to enjoy
this sport. At this time some thirty
have signed it.
MRS. HANLEY SCHEDULED
Noted Hughes Lecturer to Close Local
Campaign for Women Friday.
The Women’s Hughes club of the Uni
.versity, organized nearly two weeks ago,
has been working with the Women’s
Hughes club of Eugene, and as a re
sult Mrs. E. B. Hanley of Medford, will
be in Eugene Friday night to speak in
the Eugene theatre at 8 p. m.
Mrs. Hanley is expected to arrive here
at noon, accompanied *by Airs. Bert
Anderson, soloist, and they will be met
by members of the town and campus
clubs, and shown around the Unievrsity
buildings and city. Further than that, no
special arrangmnents have been made for
entertainment, since their stay is in
definite, and Mrs. Hanley has an engage
ment to speak further down the valley
Preceeding Mrs. Hanley’s lecture Fri
day night there will be a republican
rally down town, and Wednesday after
noon the campus Hughes club will hold
This meeting will be in the form of a
live party at the Ilex for all Hughes
women, to celebrate the last step in
MATHEMATICIANS TO MEET
Mathematical Club Will Get Together for
First Time Wednesday.
The Mathematical elub will hold its
first meeting Wednesday, November 1,
at 7:30 p. ra., in Professor DeCou’s room
in the Administration building. The club
was formed several weeks ago for the
purpose of furthering interest in mathe
matics; both in its applications and
The officers elected at that time were:
Fred Melzer, president; D. Hilbert Wil
son, vice-president; Olga Soderstrom,
secretary; and Elizabeth Carson, treas
urer. The meeting Wednesday will be
open to everyone interested in mathe
The program for the November meet
ing includes a discussion of the magic
square, its properties, use and forma
tion. There will also be a talk on
Private dancing lessons for beginners.
— Gladys Franz, 12(31 Alder street.
74 X W.W.BRANSTETTER
REPUBLICAN NOMINEE FOR COUN
I received nearly the entire republican
vote at the primary election and respect
fully solicit this same hearty support at
the coming election.
For more than 10 years the office of
coroner has been held by one firm and a
member (St this firm is now a candidate
for another term of two years.
I have commodious quarters and ample
facilities that will enable me to conduct
the office in the most economical man
Is it not only fair and just that I
should be permitted to serve you and
Lane county in this capacity during the
coming term ?
The law will not permit me to spend
the money it would require to mail a
personal letter to each voter in Lane
county. I therefore use this form to
solicit your vote. »
W. IV. BRANSTETTER.
828 Olive St.
We have a high class of
Roasts, Salads, Cakes, Pies,
etc., for home lunches. Rea
A DELIBERATE MALICIOUS FALSEHOOD APPARENTLY
STARTED WITH THE IDEA OF INJURING
THE STANDING OF THIS STORE
Has been circulated about the campus for several days to the effect that efforts to close the business houses of Eugene
for the Washington-Oregon game were futile because McMorran & Washburn e would not close.
There has never boon an institution in the state of Oregon that has boosted for student body activities and worked for
dear old “Oregon” more sincerely than we. We have never been asked by any student organization to close for this *
game, but have intended that every one of our 31 employees who wished to see the game should go. We want them to
We Gladly Give One Day in the Year to “Oregon”
If nil business houses are not closed it will not be on account of this store, for we think that all Eugene should be glad
to do their part to help Oregon win Ibis important game by lending their presence.
NO REASONABLE REQUEST FOR MONEY OR OTHER HELP HAS EVER BEEN MADE OF US BY ANY STUDENT
ORGANIZATION THAT HAS NOT BEEN GRANTED—AND WE KNOW THAT OUR HUNDREDS OF FRIENDS
AMONG STUDENTS AND FACULTY WILL BITTERLY RESENT THIS MEAN AND UNTRUE ACCUSATION
McMORRAN and WASHBURN