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About Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920 | View Entire Issue (Feb. 10, 1917)
Published each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday of the college year, by the j
Associated Students of the University of Oregon.
F.ntered at the postoffice at Eugene as second class matter.
Subscription rates, per year, $1.00. Single copies. 5c.
To the members of the regulnr Emerald staff we, the initiates of Sigma Delta
Chi, owe the greater part of the results of this issue. With only three of us
to edit the paper, much of the actual newsgathering had to be done by others.
So we secured most of the regular Emerald staff to help us out, and they
pitched in with a willingness and a desire tc help that finally pulled us out of
the hole. To those members who did special assignments yesterday we are
(specially indebted. They gave up the afternoon to us and under direction of
Hob McNary, acting city editor, they took over the outine at the reportorial
stall and landed us on top.
To the classes in copy reading we also owe our thanks for their work.
We take this way of expressing our gratitude for the help which they gave 11s.
THE VALUE OF COMPANIONSHIP.
THE WISE college student not only learns economics and
psychology and such “book learnin’.’’ He not only acquires the
college yells and numerous letters after his name. He attains
that art among arts—the ability to be a good companion.
Companionship! That’s the thing that makes the strange
road of the world a glad adventure, rather than a trial. Think of
wandering down it alone! Think of meeting all its trials and its
triumphs, its grim tests and its grimmer jests, with no one to re
joice or laugh or sorrow with you. It is an uncertain road into
an unknown country at best, and few there are that can joyously
fight their way along it alone.
Every friend gained in these four years—every companion
ship made—will be of value immeasurable by dollars and cents in
the years to come. Let it so come about that in future days, when
you meet an Oregon man or woman who went to school when you
did, you will not only have Oregon in common—let there be an old
There are a thousand students in the University, and there is
no reason why every one of the thousand should not know in some
degree nine hundred and ninety-nine. And he who is wise, he
who wishes to extract all the joy that he can from life, he who
would succeed in whatever life work he undertakes, will not only
have them as acquaintances, hut will have as many as he can
for companions and friends.
THE MISSOURI SYSTEM.
IF THE faculty is going to abide by the Missouri system in
grading why not use this system through and through? Some
instructors manage to shuffle their marks around enough so they
can say they have lived up to the system; other instructors are
frank about their markings, that is they grade by their own free
will and not by the plan of some one back in Missouri. If all the
class deserves F they receive F and if all the class make S they
One professor remarked that if all students made S grades
they would receive them. Out of the 40 students in his class 12
received E and quite a number P. This was a case where no heed
was paid to the Missouri system, which says that 50 per cent,
of the students in a class shall receive M, 25 per cent. 11 and S,
and 25 per cent. P and F. There are plenty of other cases like
the one mentioned above; on in which nine students in a class of
20 received F, in another class of 77, II grades were given to .‘IS, 8
grades to 30 and 0 received M grades. Where so many F’s are
given it is quite evident that a good percentage of the students
receive P grades.
A SCRAPPING TEAM.
WF, HAVE a basketball team that is scrapping hard for the
honor of Oregon, but so far they haven’t come out with the big
end of the score. The lack (O' letter men. or even men experienced
enough to fill their shoes is the cause for defeats.
The reason why Oregon is not winning her share of victories
this season in basketball is because this sport as intercol
legiate was laid aside for last year. Now it is revived and our
boys are fighting to bag in at least one victory for Oregon.
Look at California in the case of football. They placed this
sport of the shelf down there for a few years, and notice the re
sult. California is now making remarkable efforts to revive the
old sport. As soon as she finds her bearings we’ll have a hard
time putting one over on her.
1000 MARK PASSED.
THE 1000 mark has been reached. A total registration of
102S is reported by the registrar’s office, making this college year
the most hopeful in a decade. For years it has been the hope of
the students and faculty that our enrollment might reach the four
Following our successful football season begins a new semes
ter with the same level of enthusiasm. With a smile of convic
tion we remark, Rezdekially speaking: “We have a great State,
a great University, a great President, a great Faculty, and a
great Old Oregon Spirit.”
♦ SIGMA DELTA CHI-YIES ♦
♦ By Milton Arthur Stoddard ♦ ,
GETTING OUT THIS EMERALD
Like three men in a tub are the neo
Of Sigma Delta Chi
Adrift on a journalistic sea,
Alone, where they can’t rely
On the regular staff to comfort them,
As they paddle toward the shore
Of publication with no aid
But a theoretic oar
Of native capability
And training from the Dean,
Who says that even an all-H man
Should humbly grant he's green.
When he steps into the hard, real world
And starts in as a cub.
Sail on and steer your tub.
GIRLS AND SPRING
“.Spring would be such dreary weather
Were there nothing else but spring.
Ad infinitum let us sing
Rejoicing rollickingly whether
We have love-sickness or, spring-fever.
Ah, springtime such a gay deceiver
Makes Miss Mary Ordinary
Look just like a beauteous fairy
With a manner lithe and airy.
When Miss Mary says, “Come to me;
“I am Love, dear boy, come woo me,”
I, a slnve of spring, believe her.
Girls and nature both conspire—
Each with aromatic fire
Kindles fierce my heart’s desire,
And my heart leaps high and higher,
And I strike my “bloomin’ lyre”
Though I’m just a versifier.
To be a good and true American—
No nobler purpose ever filled a heart,
But in our striving we must know a man
Who almost like a God stands alone,
From men who trample on the high ideal.
We must know one whom we can call
That we should wish to be; we want to
That national rebirth is only ripe
When fervently we pray, “Our thanks
To thee, O God, that Lincoln is our
That loving him, we, too, know how to
The truest soul our land has ever
Send the Emerald home
NEBRASKA MAN 70 SPEAK
Cha3. Wm. Wallace, Lecturer
on Shakespeare, to Address
Assembly in Villard.
Karl Onthank, secretary to the presi
dent, has secured the services of
Charles William Wallace, a former pro
fessor at the University of Nebraska
and now lecturer on Shakespeare, for
the assembly next Wednesday morning
in Villard Hall.
Mr. Wallace has been in Europe and
England for the past few years study
ing the problem of Shakespeare and do
ing reseach work along this line. He
will arrive here on Wednesday morning
bringing with him a number of slides
illustrating his lecture.
The main subject will be “New
Shakespearian Discoveries from English
Sigma Delta Chi to Initiate
Sigma Delta Chi, honorary journalis
tic fraternity will hold initiation at the 1
Osborn, hotel Sunday afternoon at 2:30 *
ind a banquet will follow at 4:30. Harold
Hunt and It. A. Cronin of the Oregon
Journal staff, who are to be initiated as
honorary members, will arrive in Eugene
Sunday morning. Robert McNary, Mau
rice Hyde and Harold Newton will also
♦ MASK AND BUSKIN ♦
♦ A. U. P. ♦
♦ ELECTS ♦
♦ MARTHA BEER ♦
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Soft and Stiff Cuffs—Fabrics all that’s new
Furnishings of character for gentlemen of taste.
We have the
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$1.25 to $2.50
All old University students and new frosh invited to
our new location at
94 W. 8th and Olive
Where we carry a full line of fancy and staple groceries.
And use Butter Manu
Always Fresh and Sanitary
Phone 117 48 Park St.
It is far better to
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13
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