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About Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920 | View Entire Issue (March 29, 1917)
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Associated Students of the University of Oregon.
Entered at the postoffice at Eugene as second class matter.
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Associate Editor ...
Managing Editor ..
City Editor .
.Milton Arthur Stoddard
. ...Juba DeWItt Gilbert
Circulation Manager. . .
Phone, Editor, 565
.,.BURLE D. BRAMHALL
Joe Dean, Lay Carlisle, Jeanette Calkins, Harold Barde
Phone, Manager, 841
Sports Editor.James S. Sheuhy
Assistants.William Haseltlno, Clifford Sevlts
Administration .Earl Murphy
Student Activities ...Dorothy Parsons
Women s Sports..Helen Hair
Forensics .Rosalind Bates
Exchanges ...Helen Itrenton
General Assignments.John Dundore. Elsie Fltzmaurice, Richard
Avlson, Gladys Wilkins, Ross Dalgleisch, Russell Fox, Martha Tinker,
Pearl Cralne, Erma Zimmerman, Dorothy Dunlway, Ruclle Saunders,
Bert Woods. Arvo Slmola. Florida Hill, Adelaide Lake, Helen Brenton,
Beatrice Thurston, Lyle McCfoskey, Tracy Byers, Paul Reaney, Douglas
Mullarky, Bill Morrison, Jacob Jacobson, Paul Ellis, Robert Case, Mellld
Parker, Nell Warwick, Anne Dawson.
A CHANGE IMPERATIVE
Two by two the faculty members are
lining up for the abolition of senior ex
aminations. Realizing the peculiar con
ditions that have arisen on the Univer
sity campus, they look forward to the
abolition of un ancient custom and the
substitution of a system, drastic and
progressive, that will distribute the work
of a senior over the entire semester and
in its very nature raise the senior
To invoke this new system means the
breaking away from an ancient and time
honored custom. But it is this break
ing away that spells progressiveneas in
capitul letters. It is the eusiest way
in the world to follow the line of least
resistance. That line in this case is
the maintuiuence of the present system
of senior examinations.
No one who huB followed the question
as presented through the Emerald col
umns could for a moment get the im
pression thut the seniors are looking for
un euoy way out of examinations. Th'y
are not usking for a hand-me-down di
ploma. Their plea i i for justice. They
plead justice because of the supera
bundance of work that is being inflict
ed upon them at graduation time. They
point out the fact that instead of the
burden < of commencement time being
lightened they are being added to. This
year the great Oregon pageant, in which
the major part of the senior class will
take part, is to be a commencement
feature. As a suggestion to the faculty
thut the plea for justlc? may be serious
ly considered the seniors present the
plan that some practical means be de
vised whereby there will be no 'et-up
in the work of the seniors the last se
mester and yet eliminate the congestion
of the final week.
That suggestion of the seniors if ’air
enough. It is the piun the Emerald has
harped upon as the means of distribut
ing the work of a senior his last semes
ter over the entire period rather than
the last week.
For the male members of the student
body who insist upon walking
across the campus lawn, even to the
extent of dodging around the student
council “keep off” signs, a hot hand
party should be held that would thour
oughly warm the west side of their
trousers. As for ill jvomen, the exam
ple of the men shou.d suffice.
Measles and scariet fever have both
ered the University of Kansas extreme
ly of late. What a feverish time that
institution must be having!
From now on freshmen will begin
wearing their caps the year around. No
excuses will be accepted for cold weath
er, rain, or bright sunlight.—-Kansas.
ALSO A SUMMER RESORT.
Some people take college as a first re
sort, some as a last resort, and others
take it as apleasure resort.—Daily Kan
Do all Students Go to the IMPERIAL for
their fish and shell fish? There must he a
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EASTEIi VACATION /6*k£
1 I SUNSET
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Southern Pacific Co.
To All Points on Lines, in Oregon.
One and One-Third Fare for the Round Trip
Tickets on sale April 6th and 7th
•—Final return limit April 16th.
Fare to Portland and return ./... 5? 1.80
Fare to Salem and return .$2.80
Fare to Albany and return .$1.75
For the accommodation of students and others will leave Eu
gene 1:20 p. m. April 6th., making fast time to Portland,
stopping Junction City, Albany, Salem, Woodburn, Oregon
City and r,ast Morrison Street,
Special will return Leaving Portland,
Sunday 7 p. ni. April 15th.
JOHN M. SCOTT, General Passenger Agent
“When the Eagle Soared” Gets
$10 Prize; “Frankincense
and Myrrh” Awarded $5.
rhorne Says Several Manu
scripts Have Real Mar
“When the Eagle Soared,” a short
story by Robert Case, won the first
prize of $10, offered by James B. Kerr,
in the recent University short story
contest. “Frankincense and Myrrh” is
the title of the story by Emma Woot
ton, which was awarded the second
prize of $5. •
Mrs. M. H. Parsons. Miss Ida Turney,
both of the English department and J.
Frederick Thorne and Edison Marshall,
who are short-story writers, were mem
bers of the committee that made the
decisions on the 13 stories entered.
Edison Marshall ii enthusiastic about
the stoTies. “The results of this con
test show that there is no scarcity of
short-story talent in the University,”
said be. “The stories submitted were
a revelation of great possibilities in
their authors, and prove that the Uni
versity has a real literary atmosphere.
I doubt that any other school of twice
its size could stage so successful a con
test from u critic’s point of view. Many
of the stories had marketable possi
bilities and I took this into considera
tion when judging the manuscripts.”
Miss Turney is of the opinion that
only >ne of the stories showed real
workmanship. "I think Mr. Case’s
story is the only one that shows care
ful work,” said she. “This contest was
evidently needed as practice for I think
that the most noticeable feature of the
collection was the careless structure of
“The stories showed much imagina
tion, held in leash by the bounds of
probability,” said Mr. Thorne. “In gen
eral. I was surprised at the literary val
ue of the material. Some of the best
were distinctly marketable. But this
contest was noticeable for the usual
characteristic of story contests, namely,
Mrs. Parsons says that while she con
sidered some of the stories approxi
mately professional, they nevertheless
showed too much self-consciousness on
the part of the authors. “Most of out
University writers are still in the
chrysalis stage,” she said.
Through the efforts of Mr. Marshall
who has provided for a permanent cash
prize, the short-story contest is now as
sured as an annual event.
| PRESS NOTICE |
Clara Kimball Voting, the screen star
supreme, will be seen in the first of her
own productions, an adaptation of Rob
ert \V. Chambers’ novel, "The Common
Law,” at the Savoy theatre on Monday
This picture is expected to prove the
greatest of Miss Young’s many successes
and is particularly interesting in the fact
that it inaugurates the Clara Kimball
Young Film Corporation, the first pro
ducing organisation ever created in the
name of a woman screen star.
The production was screened under the
direction of Albert Capellani, who has
produced a number of Miss Young’s fin
est pictures, including "Camille" in which
'lisa Young scored her greatest triumph
to date. Mr. Capellani has surrounded
Miss Young with a remarkable cast. The
leading male role is played by Conway
Tcarle, one of the best known of the
younger stage stars of the day, while
I’aul Oupellain, who has supported Miss
Young in several of her pictures, will be
seen in another powerful presentation.
Others in the cast are Edna Hunter. Lil
lian Cook, Julia Stuart. Edward M. Kim
ball, Lydia Knott and l>. J. Flnuuigan.
The University of Illinois has of
fered monthly prizes of two dollars each
for the best suggestions for more ef
ficiency. made by the janitors.
(Continued from page one)
hers attending will be Fean Junia Todd ‘
of Willamette, l>ean Fawcett of O. A.
C., Mrs. Carl Gregg Foney, wife of
president I touey of \\ dlamctte. Mrs.
Win. E. Kirke. president of the advis
ory board at Willamette and other ad- j
visory board members.
MISS FORBES TO HEAR GANZ
Miss Winifred Forbes, instructor in
violin in the school of music, is goiujr to
Cortland to hear Gauic. the distinguished
pianist, and Spalding, the violinist, play
FORMALITY IS TABOO
Swell Togs Barred at Soph
Frosh Dance Saturday.
Freshmen Placard Bearers to
Advertise Event; Stepping
Starts at Eight.
Informality is to be the order of dress
it the Soph-Frosh dance to be held next
Saturday in the Men’s gym.
Stepping will start at 8:15 p. m. to
the music of a five piece orchestra.
Early indications point to a good size
crowd, but in order to insure a large
turnout freshmen will be sent out on
Thursday carrying placards around the
campus urging dates and reminding girls
to prepare their bi-sandwich feast. The
“feasts” will consist of a minimum of
two sandwiches or a maximum of four,
the auction of which will take place be
tween the eighth and ninth dances.
Heads of the committees in charge
think it would be a good idea if the
ninth dance were left open so that part
ners of the auction could dance it to
gether. Not more than 15 cents will
be allowed to be spent in bidding for
the prizes which contain the unknown
name of the eo-ed who prepared them.
In order to further the informality of
the occasion the committee is contem
plating placing a ban on programs.
Students in charge of the dance are:
Roberta Schubel, Helen Bracht and Mac
Maurice, representing the sophomores,
with Mildred Garland, Doris Slocum and
Ned Fowler acting for the freshmen.
Corduroys for juniors and seniors,
flannel shirts for sophomores and sweat
er coats -for freshmen are preferred, but
other apparel will not be barred. The
committee, however will consider it a
misdemeanor to appear in a stiff col
PUIIS Lira FIELD
Surveying Is Done; Tiling to Go
in When Rain Is Over.
Foundation Will Be Thick Bed
of Gravel; Top Not
The new athletic field will be laid out
to run north and south, with the grand
stand on the west sidg and the bleachers
on the oast, or in other words, exactly
opposite the present field. This is one
of the latest developments concerning
the construction of the athletic field
for which the board of regents and the
student body voted respectively $5000
Besides the planning, there has been
some work done on the field to date.
10. II. McAllister, Professor of mechan
ics and astronomy, formerly dean of
engineering, has su”veyed the field and
estimated the amount of filling that it
The field has been staked off for the
drainage tiling and the places where it
v ill be laid marked. The amount of
tiling also has been estimated. As soon
as the weather permits, the field will
be drained tffcd the tiling put into place.
The field is to be composed of a bed
of gravel from one to three feet thick.
Over this there is to be a plain surface
also about a foot thick, the material
for which has not yet been decided on.
Both the gravel and the top surface will
be crowned making it considerably high
er ia the center than at the sides.
Wanted.' men to pose for life drawing
class. Good pay. easy work. Apply to
Prof. Schroff or Doch at Archt. Build
Where all the Students Go.
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