Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920, March 22, 1917, Image 1

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VOL. 18.
Amendment Lacks 98 Votes of
Required Two-Thirds
to Pass.
Crowd Swarms During Last
Hour; Returns Completed
in 45 Minutes.
The free Emerald amendment lost out
in the special election held yesterday.
The final count showed 223 for the
proposition and 259 against; lacking 9S
votes of the required two-thirds major
ity. The constitution of the associated
students requires a two-thirds majority
to pass an amendment.
4S2 persons turned at at the polls,
this was an exceptional number in a
special election.
When the polls opened in the morn
ing handbills urging the students to vote
for the amendment were distributed by
those actively engaged in bringing the
question before the student body.
After the news that the amendment
had lost reached the student body book
keeper he remarked with a smile, “Well
it was a good thing the amendment lost
for I am sure I don't know where the
money would have come from to fur
nish the students their Emeralds free.”
“Those voting against the amendment
showed their real interest in maintain
ing the student, body on a sound finan
cial basis,” remarked the graduate
manager, A. R. Tiffany, when he heard
the results of the voting.
“I am glad the amendment lost,” said
Nicholas Jaureguy, student-body presi
dent, “for if it had gone through it
would have meant the elimination of
women’s hockey, men’s and women’s
tennis, along with soccer and possibly
other activities.”
The proposition of free Emeralds was
first proposed by Wosterfield before -be
student council, which body protested
Against such a move while the finances
of the organized students, it was al
leged, are constantly strained to sup
port present activities. Wester field
carried his proposal to the students in
the form of an amendment at last Wed
nesday’s meeting in Villard hall.
} Discussion of the a .lendment has been
- a favorite pursuit sii ce its first propos
al, and during the few days previous to
yesterday’s election, tl't matter was a
live subject of comm nit at campus meet
ings and private gatherings.
Voting was done at 'S illard hall by
specially prepared ballots. The 4S4 bal
ots cast, represented less than half of
the registered students. Votes were
counted at 2 :30 o’clock yesterday af
Election officers were:
Chairman, Roland Geary; Floyd Mes1
er field, Ernest Watkins, Karl Becke,
Kenneth Moores, Janes Sheehy, Louise
Alleni and Joe Denu.
The amendment contained in the bal
lot, providing for nomination for stud
ent-body offices by petition, was not
considered, as it hai been voted upon
and made a part of the by-laws at the
time of its proposal.
Laraway Offers Cup. and Woman s
League $2.50 Prizes for April Frolic.
Xot a woman on the campus can af
ford to miss the April 1* rolic Dippy
drome next Saturday evening in the
Men’s Gym. declares the committee in
charge. Stunts keener than ever will
occupy the first part of the evening be
ginning at 7 o’clock, because Seth E.
Laraway, a jeweler of Lugene has < f
fered a cup to the organization present
ing the best stunt.
—Costumes, original in design, or lack
<>f it, materials, and subjects, will
abound for there is an incentive of a
$2.50 prize offered by the V oniun s
League for the most original costume.
After the stunt progiam, chairs, rugs
and improved seats will disappear and
the rest of the evening will be devoted
to dancing and the disposal of a barrel
each of Toko and carbonated cider do
nated by the Weinhard Ice and Storage
♦ The women's one great event of
♦ the year—April Frolic.
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The immense weight of the Senior
bench made futile the attempts of un
known pranksters, .-ho endeavored, Fri
day night, to upset that sacred memor
ial dedicated to senior dignity. H. '.I.
Fisher, superintendent of the University
grounds, while passing by the bench,
noticed several deep indentations in the
ground back of that concrete structure.
Upon, examination he found that the
whole bench had been moved forward
about four inchees.
Mr. Fisher then formed the theory
that someone had tried, by using two by
fours as levers, to upset the bench, but
due to its weigh, wlii h he says is about
2600 pounds, the beach slid forward on
the ground instead of tipping over. The
culprits were not discovered.
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Eleven University Students Seek Infor
mation Regarding Army Positions.
Eleven students have so far shown
their interest in the Officers Reserve
Corps by asking Karl Onthauk, secre
tary to President Campbell, for infor
mation regarding positions. Mr. On
thank has also had two letters from
graduates asking for information.
Of the 11 students Mr. Outhank re
marks that they are all prominent stu
dents and physically fit for the work.
Some have signified their wishes to he
in the branch of the coast artillery,
some in the field artillery while one has
voiced his desire to join the French for
eign legion.
Besides these several students oth ;rg
have decided to join the regular army,
among whorti is Wyville Sl-eehy, who
hopes to enter West Point.
The Officers Reserve corps is open
only to seniors and graduates.
Invited to Send Delegates to Meeting of
Colleges in St. Louis.
Announcement of a meeting of col
lege representatives In St. Louis, March
24 to discuss the :uestion of summer
training camps for college men under
the direction of the United States gov
ernment, has just been received by
President Campbell. The announcement
includes an invitation to attend for the
President and a student representative.
The Military Training Camps t.sso
ciation of the Unit ?d States is foster
ing the movement which has resulted in
this meeting and in a general response
from colleges throughout the country to
the demand for summer drilling camps.
As far as is known by the local O. N.
G. and army officers, ro move has as
yet been made to hold a summer camp
near here this year, the inference being
that the present disturbed state of af
fairs prevents any definite steps in this
In order to raise money to pay off
its pledge of $100 for the Women’s
building and to avoid giving an enter
tainment to get the money as other or
ganizations of the campus have done,
the Women’s league, of which every girl
on the campus is a member, asks each
University woman to give 25 cents to
wards paying off the debt, says Jeanette
Wheatley, president of the Women's
The committee appointed to collect
the tax consists of Louise Allen, Helen
Johns and Olive llisley. Helen Johns
will receive the money from all non
fraternity women whose names begin
with letters from A tc M; Olive Risley
from those -whose names begin with let
! ters from M to Z.
Louise Allen, head of the committee,
has appointed the following girls to col
lect in the houses: Leura Jerad, Chi
Omega; Myrtle Toby, Alpha I’hi- Mellie
! Parker, Pi Beta Phi; Jessie Garner,
Kappa Alpha Theta; Ruby Steiwer,
Gamma Phi Beta; Marian Bowen, Mi.vy
Spiller; Jo Driscol, Delta Delta Delta;
Lucy Powers, Delta Gamma; and Eva
Von Berg, Kappa Kappa Gamma.
Contest Will Take Place in
Guild Hall Tomorrow
Night at 8 O’clock.
“U” Negative Team to Meet
Stanford at Palo Alto on
Same Question.
The fifth annual debate in the coast
states series will fake place tomorrow
night at S o'clock in Guild hall. Of
these five contests with Stanford and
Washington, Oregon stands even, hav
ing won and lost an equal number. While
Friday’s debate is under a new contract
it is still a continuation of the annual
series and will give one college a de
cisive victory. The Oregon affirmative
team, composed of Walter My.ers and
Lewis Beebe \ ill meet Wendell Black
and Mathew Ilill, of Washington, here.
The question is “Resolved, That all
industrial disputes in public service cor
porations. involving a hundred or more
men should be settled by compulsory in
vestigation with a compulse ry accept- (
ance of award.” The constitutional side
of the case is waived by mutual agree
ment between the schools.
As to the prospects of an Oregon
victory, Coach Prescott answered in a
non-committal fashion. “All our men
with one exception are the most exper
ienced speakers who have ever repre
sented us on an intercollegiate debate.
Mr. Myers, who remains here with Mr.
Beebe to meet Washington, and both
Mr. Jaureguy and Mr. Fleisehmann who
defend ' the negative at Stanford, have
all three taken part in contests before.
Mr. Myers and Mr. Fleisehmann are the
only two students in the University to
have attained the Forensic Shield, given
for excellence in both oratory and de
bate. Mr. Beebe has had training else
where and is a very promising member
of the squad. Thp boys have all worked
hard and they deserve to win,” he con
The judges of the debate here tomor
row night will be Plowden Stott, and
A. R. Clark, both well known Portland
attorneys and Dean George II. Alden
of Willamette university. Earl Kilpat
rick, director of the Oregon extension
division, will preside. Admission is free.
National Convention, Washington, 0. C.,
Will Consider Eligibility.
Because the University of Oregon has
recently been approved for membership
in the Association of Collegiate Alumnae
by the committee of recognition, hopes
are entertained of being admitted to
that organization at the national con
vention to be held in Washington D. C.
sometime in April.
Careful investigation of conditions at
the University has been made by the
committee, and its vote in Oregon’s fa
vor was unanimous. The lack of a
woman’s building is the point in which
the University does not measure up to
requirements. “In this one thing we
hope they will take the will for the
act,’” said President Campbell.
The advantages afforded by member
ship in the Association of Collegiate
Alumnae are much to be desired, accord
ing to Dean Fox who says: “A college
which has a membership in the A. C. A.
feels its stamp of approval. A woman
from a college belonging to A. C. A.
may readily identify herself any place
in the nation.”
University Office Prepared te Recom
mend Honor Students.
“The office at the University is pre
pared to recommend honor students for
fellowships in eastern schools,” says
PpyiL- W.-i.h, ;.nl.licifv map of the Hon
or Students association. “There are
several hundred of these fellowships
available, those especially desirable be
ing in the Harvard graduate .School of
Business and in the Harvard School of
Bast year those winning fellowships
were: Lamar and i.eslie Tooze, Ilen-y
Howe and Lewis Iloisington, while Lew
is Bond and J. Andre Wells were given
positions here.
Meeting of All Interested Will
Meet in Dean Straub’s
Office at 10 A. M.
Gym Credit to Be Given; In
struction in Many Subjects
to Be Offered.
All interested in organizing a student
volunteer corps looking toward possi
ble military service are requested to
meet in Dean Straub's office in the Ad
ministration building at 10 o'clock Sat
urday morning. If sufficient number
appear practical instruction will follow
the meeting.
If enough men are interested, instruc
tion in elementary military tactics, san
itation. etc. will be offered by members
of the faculty, officers of army and oth
ers who have had military experience.
The volunteer drill committee has se
cured the services for signal practice
of the ex-chief signal officer under Ad
miral Evans, formerly in command of
the Asiatic squadron.
A feature of the work will be week
end hikes into the surrounding country.
The work offered will prepare direct
ly for commissions in the University bat
talion to be organized next fall as well
as for commissions In the Reserve Offi
cers' Corps. Also .or examinations for
commissions in regular army.
Credit will be given for gymnasium
and possibly in other subjects.
Definite arrangements will be made
at the meeting and an urgent request is
made that all interested be present.
Lyceum Course Would Have Drama
Class Productions in April.
Two one-act play ’ to bo produced l y
, members of the dramatic interpretation
classes in Junction City during the first
week in April have been requested of
Professor A. F. Reddie by Hobart
McFndden, who is in charge of the Jul
iet Lyceum Course in that city.
These plays are to be chosen from
the series of one-act plays which are
now being staged a ; part of the regular
class work, during the class meetings on
Wednesdays and Fridays. The class,
with the assistance of Professor Reddie,
t will make the selection of the two plays
which will be taken to Junction City.
The plays that the class has already
produced are: “The Jail Gate,” by Lady
Gregory; “In His House,” by George
Middleton; “The Pearl”, by Henri Lave
den; and “The Failures,” by George
Seventeen of These Are Oregon Alumni
Working for Higher Degrees.
The graduate sehool of the Universi
ty now includes IS students, of whom
17 are Oregon graduates. At the first
of the semester 24 students were en
rolled but five have withd awn. During
the last session of the Summer school
,17 enrolled for higher degrees.
The graduate students now on the
campus arc Rosalind Bates, '17; Leslie
I Blades, '1(1; Lewis Bond, '1(5; Byler
I Brown, ’10; Fanny Chase, Albany Col
lege; Walter Church, ’10; M. II. Good
! win. To; Lois Gray, TO; Celia Mager,
1 T2; Harold Humbert, TO; Roscoc
J Hurd, TO; Roy Johnson, To; E. L.
Keezel, TO; C. T. KroneabeTg, ’Ll;
John F. Leggett, ’14; Cecil McKay, U.
of North Dakota, T4; C. S. Simkins,
TO; J. Andre Wells, To.
"No Money” Reason for Rejecting Offer
of Much Needed Piano.
Lacking funds, t'.e school of music
has had to reject the chance of buying
;< 81POO Raid win Concert Grand piano.
! The piano has been used by artists on
' concert tours und was in the California
building at the San Francisco fair for
one year. It was ..iso used for a short
rtime by the Russian Ballet company.
The piano is badly needed At pres
ent there is no room hat Tig two pianos
in it. and when students wish to prac
tice two-piano pieces they are compelled
to practice in two different rooms with
the doors left open.
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♦ The women's one great event of ♦
♦ the year—April Frolic. ♦
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Tracks of prehistoric animals on the ,
campus? It looks like it. And great
gobs of them too. So many in fact that
the grass along the edges of President
Campbell’s lawn is nearly obliterated by
them—and even the rose hedge is be
ginning to look moth eaten.
Rut all this couldn’t have been done
by relics from past geologic eras. What
This club like print not unlike that of
the fabled Dinosaurus? It must: he a
football shoe! And this honeyeombe im
pression in the garden? And this torn
f»p bit of turf? Track and baseball run
ning gear! Like jungle spoor they run
hither and yon. Old ones, fresh ones,
large ones and small ones; all running
in one direction—to the gym and over
the President’s front yard!
To Arrange S enary, Costumes and Music
for "The Admirable Crichton.’’
For the production of “The Admir
able Crichton" by the students of dram
atic interpretation. Prof. A. F. Uoddie
has assigned to Cleome Carroll, a jun
ior in architecture, the problem of nr- ]
ranging scenery, costumes and music.
Miss Carroll has already been two
weeks at her task, assisted by commit
tees headed by Adrienne Epping, Lor
ene Taylor and Lillie Miller, and the
'work is now taking shape.
Miss Carroll is working out, so far as
possible, her own ideas in this problem.
Effects, for the most part, will be pro
duced with curtains rather than real
objects. White lights rather than col
ored will be used, in line with the policy
of Granville Barker. Little or no use
will be made of the footlights.
In costumes, original methods will
be sought of producing effects.
In furnishing, only what is actually
needed will be used; there will be no
lavishing of unnecessary stage proper
Particular attention will he paid to the
detail of color harmonies. Miss Carr
oll has her own ideas of what is re
quired for "The Admirable Crichton”,
and those who attended the performanc
es at the Guild hall March HO and HI
will have nn opportunity to judge what
she has accomplished.
Y. M. C. A. Chooses New President and
Executives at Special Election.
Randall Scott was unanimously elect
ed president of the Y. M. C. A. for next
year at the election held yesterday in
Villard hall. Sixty-three votes were
cast. Clinton Thienes, who also was
nominated, withdrew in Scott's favor be
fore the election.
The returns for the other offices
Vice-president, Leo Cossman, 36;
Wendall Bartholomew, 27; Secretary, A.
<Shelton, unanimous; Treasurer, Ray
Kinney, -10; L. A. Pickett 22.
The members of the election board
were Carl Nygren, Harry Jamison, and
J. 1). Foster.
Mask and Buskin Add Six to Chapter
Roll; to Issue Cue.
Mask and Buskin held initiation for
Martha Beer, Bernice Lucas, Cleome
Carroll, Robert M ‘Nary, Golden Bar
nett, and Warren Edwards in Guild hall,
Tuesday March 20, 10 days after the
■initiation of II. Granville Barker. Lat ■.
tn the-ovcuing an informal supper was
served during which I)r. Bates told of
the possibilities of the fraternity. Rosa
lind Bates followed with a talk on the
plans for the rest of the semester.
The new meinbe a were ea'-li given a
copy of Tae Cue, the national fraternity
. magazine, the next issue of which will
he Mask and Raskin number GranvLie
Barker, the chapter adviser, has prom
ised special articles for that issue.
Canvas Will Be Made of Voting
Professors on Attitudes
of Departments.
Plan Proposed Leaves Giving of
Final Tests Optional
With Faculty.
Tin' senior cinss nas inaugurated a
campaign under the direction of Karla
Broke for the abolishment of the pres
ent system of compulsory senior exam
inations in favor of a plan which leaves
the final tests optional with the various
Beeke outlines the several reasons
for going into the campaign as follows:
I. To relieve the seniors from the
strain ot examinations at the last
II. To leave their minds opener and
freer for the honor competitions, prise
contests nnd commencement exercises.
M. Because several colleges through
out the country have tried the system
and have found it practicable, construc
tive and desirable.
“It is not in the hope of sidestepping
any work or responsibilities that we are
initiating the movement,” said the head
of the committee. “We are not trying
to make a senior’s last semester one
grand, sweet lunch but we believe that,
after four years of work, a student and
his professors know when he is doing
passing work. We will present a plan
by which students falling below certain
grades would automatically take the
“Neither arc we trying to make the
exam-leas system a sweeping rule. We
would leave the giving of them wholly
up to the heads of the various depart
ments, resting the entire question in
their judgment.
“A plan can be devised by which cer
tain grades relieve a student from the
necessity of taking the examinations.
Members of the faculty have expressed
themselves as favorable to the scheme
and have encouraged us to go ahead
with it."
Other members of the committee ap
pointed by Roland Geary, senior presi
dent, are: Fred Melzer, Ernest. Watkins,
Bernice Lucas and Frances Shoemaker.
The class voted unanimously in favor of
the campaign at its lust meeting.
The committee will make a complete
canvass of the voting professors of the
faculty for the purpose of presenting
the case and determining the attitude
which the various departments will take
with reference to the proposed reform. A
petition will be circulated and present
ed to the faculty at its next regular
meeting, April 5. In case this should be
I acted upon favorably, the new ruling
j will go into effect at the end of the
present semester.
President Geary says with regards to
the reasons for launching the move
ment: “We are following the lead of
several of the country’s most progres
sive institutions nnd hope to put through
a well-timed and constructive change in
the present plan. With our proposed
optional system and low-mark control,
we believe there would be no abuses.
‘‘Quizzes during the semester should
give the professor a sufficient line on
the student's ability, making examina
tions unnecessary.”
Canoe Carnival Committee Promises
Thrill to Spectators.
The junior committee on the annual
canoe carnival met Monday afternoon to
discuss the preliminary plans for the
fete to be held the Thursday of “Junior
—The committee promises an unusual
feature for this year’s parade and says
it will lie something entirely new with
enough of the spectacular about it to
thrill even the ‘old grad”. Both gieo
clubs and the band will furnish the
The committee is composed of Harold
Cake, Erma Keithley, Roberta Killam,
Edwin Cox, Ralph Service, “Slim”
Crandall and Jimmy Sheehy.