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About Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920 | View Entire Issue (March 31, 1917)
Published each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday of the college year, by tho
Associated Students of the University of Oregon,
Entered at the postoffice at Eugene as second class matter.
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Associate Editor ...Milton Arthur Stoddard
Associate Editor.John DeWItt Gilbert
Managing Editor.Ed Harwood
City Editor .Adrienne Epptng
BUSINESS MANAGER.BURLE D. BRAMHALL
Assistant Manager.Louise Allen
Assistants .Joe Dean, I.ny Carlisle, Jeanette Calkins, Harold Hurde
Circulation Manager...Paul Reaney
Phone, Editor, 568 Phone, Manager, 841
Sports Editor.1.James S. Sheehy
Assistants .William Haseltlne, Clifford Sevlts
Administration .Earl Murphy
Student Activities .Dorothy Parsons
Women s Sports...Helen Hair
Forensics .*.Rosalind Bates
Exchanges .Helen Brenton
General Assignments.John Dundore, Elsie Fltzmaurlce, Richard
Avlson, Gladys Wilkins, Ross Dalgleisch, Russell Fox, Martha Tinker,
Pearl Craine, Erma Zimmerman, Dorothy Dunlway, I.uelle Saunders,
Bert Woods. Arvo Slmola. Florida Hill, Adelaide Lake, Helen Brenton,
Beatrice Thurston, Lyle McCroskey. Tracy Byers, Paul Reaney, Douglas
Mullarky, Bill Morrison, Jacob Jacobson, Paul Ellis. Robert Case, Melli6
Parker, Nell Warwick, Anne Dawson
WHY HOME ECONOMICS?
It has always seemed strange to the
Emerald that wouiul’s sphere should be
regarded as out of, rather than in, the
home. Home und woman have always
seemed synonimouu; in the very nature
of things. Is it then a misconception by
the Emerald of the action of the Hoard
of Higher Curricula of the state in re
fraining in the past from putting a
course of Home Economic.* in the Uni
versity, a co-educational school, or does
the Emerald simply see ua inconsisten
cy in the Hoard’s apportionment of
As the courses apportioned to the
University by the Board now stand they
are an encouragement for a woman to
enter the professional fields on an equal
footing v/ith innn; to enter into active
competition with man to the exclusion of
the home. That is the race between
man and woman is .o become so keen
that the home is to fade into the back
ground; a tradition of primordial days,
while the lugch counters und short order
houses reap a profit.
Not thut such competition should be
frowned upon but what is to become of
the children, and from whence will >
apring the future generations?
Such a question mn scarcely help but I
teem frivolous. The very him of wo
man so far losing her womanly quali- |
ties as to become so masculine as to blot '
out those instincts of motherhood that
make for the home and the future of
the nation is absurd to the practical
Cun the Hoard of Ilighei Curricula
concede to itself the point that woman's
sphere is not the home? And if the
Hoard cannot concede such a point then
is it able to say that training for the
home is not needed? If this point also
cannot be conceded then what i- the
object of a co-educational institution
where all the courses train ft r the pro
fessional life. Why should the futijrc
of the state be so burdened with the ex
tra problem of women untrnined for the
home, who, having tried the professional
life, have been unab j to withstand the
instincts inherited from Eve?
Note well the stct'ent opinion on the
matter of senior examinations, as pre
sented in the Emerald this issue.
FROSH DEBATERS PICKED
Woods, Watson, Armstrong, Knudsen,
Still and Oundore Qualify.
Tryouts were held Wednesday evening
and a team picked to represent the
freshman class in the freshman-sopho
more debate to be held April HO.
Two teams of two each were chosen
by Professor It. L. Prescott and Walter
Meyers, who judged the tryouts. The
men picked were: affirmative—Woods
and Watson, with Knudsen for alter
nate; negative—Ar nstrong and Still,
with 1 Mindoro for alternate. Nine men
tried out. The sophomores are choos
ing their own cont aiders
The question to Le debated between
the two classes is: Resolved, That the
plan proposed by Senator Chamberlain
for universal military training should
be adopted by the United States.
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VARYING OPINIONS EXPRESSED ON SENIOR EXAMS
“Make Them Optional,’’ “What Good Are They,” “Would Be Justice,” “De
mands Too Great,” etc., Voiced by Men and Women.
WHAT GOOD ARE THEY.
Through your editorial columns and
otherwise the following question hag
been raised: “Why is a senior exam?”
I have tried to convince myself that
there must be some very good reason
for the above affliction but have dis
covered only arguments to the contrary.
What good can an examination at
this stage of our college career accom
The primary function of an examin
ation is in our organizing our subject
matter—pigeon-holing it in our minds.
This has surely been accomplished by
our senior year or we would not be
seniors. In talking the matter over with
several professors I find that they have
definitely classified their students as to
their ability long before they become
seniors. Surely, the last examination
of the last year would make no differ
ence in such a syste-n?
Soon the class of T7 (and all the
following classes) will be entering their
life’s work. Let us do so without the
memory of two weeks of headaches,
worries etc. attached to a time which
we should look back on as one of the
great svents of our lives, a lull in the
time between work that has been ac
complished and the work yet to do.
FRANK SCAIEFE, T7.
A senior in college is no longer a
child. He holds sane nnd rational views
on certain matters. Can he not be be
lieved when he assures the faculty that
his reason for advocating the optional
abolishment of senior examinations is
not that he may escape work and make
his final semester ihe proverbial grand
The senior class is pushing the pres
ent agitation because it believes that it
is better to equalize the work of a se
mester as important to the student as
his final one and t> distribute it more
equitably over the whole period of
months, at the same time leaving the
final weeks of one’s college life free
front examination cares.
This year the Oregon pageant and
the undoubted declaration of war form
two more vital reasons why at least
the experiment should be made.
We are honest about this. It is no
“skin game”. We want the giving of
senior examinations placed at the dis
cretion of the heads of the various de
partments because we believe that it is
right, logical, equitable, consructive and
AVERAGE WOULD BE FAIRER
To the Editor—
It seems faired that the marks of
the seniors should be given from an
average of their general semester work
and a series of tests instead of a final
examination just at the time when every
senior is extremely busy preparing for
graduation and arranging for the en
tertainment of parents and alumni. No
senior can do justice to himself in the
matter of exams at such a time aside
from the fact that the faculty have sev
en other semesters grades by which to
judge the ability of the student.
J E AN N ETT E W11E ATLEY
WOULD BE JUSTICE
To tin1 Editor of the Emerald—
If seniors were excused from exam
inations the students who are taking
honors as well as those who are going
out for th>' Falling and Bookman contest
would have a much better opportunity
of doing themselves justice. As it is,
the whole of commencement is just ^10
grand rush. 1 certainly hope the exam
inations will be abolished in fairness to
the entire senior class as we are all
over worked tit that time.
DEMANDS TOO GREAT
To the Editor of the Emerald —
The class of 1917 does not pose as
the advisor to the faculty, but its pres
ent request that senior examinations he
made optional with the professor seems
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to the writer to be a very reasonable
request. The demands of the last few
weeks of school and especially of com
mencement week demand that we put
our time and energy to the best possi
ble use, and eliminate those activities
that do not serve a definite purpose
in the best possible manner. This is the
motive back of the proposed change.
It is altogether possible that many
professors would see fit to- give exam
inations, even though he doesn’t want
to give them and pay no attention to the
result, is an outright waste of time that
could be p it to good use at this partic
ular stage in the student’s careeT.
PREMIUM PLACED ON CRAMMING
To the Editor—
Each year less importance is given to '
final examinations and that more atten
tion is being given to a higher grade.
It seems logical to suppose that an ac
curate and fair estimate of the student’s
work can be had only by considering the
year’s work. At the present time var
ious degrees of importance are placed
on the final examinations. Some in
structors count the finals one-fourth,
others give a grade based largely on
the showing made in the semester end
The present system places a premium
on cramming and tolerates, to a certain
extent, a lower grade of work during
the year than will pass at the end of the
semester. By the time a student has
been in a class for four months, or
longer ns is the case in most instances,
the instructor is competent to place a
fair valuation on the work of the stud- j
ents in the class.
Frequent quizzes would stimulate an
interest in the work, the premium would
be done away with and the instructors
would be relieved of a mass of extra
work at the time when they are all
MAKE THEM OPTIONAL
In response to your inquiry regard
ing my attitude on abolition of senior
exams I might say that I am heartily
in favor of the abolition of senior exams
with the Qualifying conditions that they
be made optional with departments and
that a student must have a satisfactory
grade before he is exempt. In this way,
I don’t think that there wo- 'd be any I
students who would take advantage of j
the ruling, by sluffing in their work. I
If this plan is adopted it will greatly !
ease the strain and pressure that the |
student is under th last few days be- [
fore commencement. Such a plan as !
this would be of unmeasurable help to ;
the students, and faculty alike; and
would greatly facilitate the commence
ment work and arrangements, which is
necessary at this time.
It is indeed a v°ry progressive step
and deserves earef il investigation on
part of the faculty as to it’s many mer
FRED E. KIDDLE.
(Continued from page one)
eluding gymnasium credits, in the Lower
Division, in order to got their degrees.
A change will also be made in the
announcement of courses. In the cat
alogs of tlie departments the courses
will be divided under three headings, j
elementary, advanced, and graduate. In j
Uio first or elementary class, designated :
by' numbers from 1 to uy. will bt> listed 1
the courses intended for freshmen or
sophomores. "While these may often
be taken as free electives by upperclass
men, they are in no case to be counted
as part of the major.”
In the Second or advanced class,
numbered from 101 to 100, are to be
listed the courses intended for upper
classmen, which may be counted in the !
major. In the third or graduate work, 1
numbered from -01 to 1100. will be listed
those courses for graduate students, j
available to them either as major or I
minor work. These graduate courses
will usually be open to qualified under- ■
graduates, and in such eases acceptable !
as part of the major.
The course of study committee, the j
author of the plans adopted by the fae- j
ulty, consists of W. T. Hoyntou, chair- I
man. F. S. Dunn, J. H. Gilbert, D. W.
Morton and F. L. Stetson.
Y. M. Cabinets
(Continued from page one)
bell will preside and during the evening
the Girls’ Glee club will sing.
The delegates ;o the conference are
O. A. O.—Alice Luudgren, Claire
Carter, Christine Abbot, Bernice For- I
est, Manila Dunning, Do real Elliott, Ad- <
die McCullough. Lillian Frances, Mrs.
Ado'.ph Ziegle, Catherine Tweed, Her- j
tha McCormick. Esther Iverson, Mar
tha Bechen. Annie Lindsay, Florence j
Lterchstold, Beulah Morgan. I
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In the Photo Dramatic Event
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^ APRIL 2 and 3 ^
Corvallis H. S.—Margaret Gellathy,
Albany College—Eloine Leighton,
Helen Lee Sarah Watson, Margaret
Gibson, Katherine Livengood, Miss Eliz
abeth Irvine, Abby Green, Florence
Hunter, Ruth Clausen.
Chemawa Indian School—Leona
John, Mae Adams, Elsie, Spokan, Agnes
Swanson, Martha Spregue.
Eugene High School—Ruth Flegal,
Florence Niles, Velma Rupert.
Willamette University—Mildred Wig- i
gins, Rosamond Gilbert, Vesta Mulli- j
gan, Gertrude Dillard, Margaret Fuller, !
Rita Hobbs, Esth ^r Taylor, Gladys j
Nichols. Fannie McKennon, Mable Gar
Philomath College — Madge McKel
- MEM JOIN MEDICAL CLASS
Dr. Darrow Gives First Lecture on Re
Fifty University men heard Dr. G. E.
Darrow lecture on sanitation and hy
giene Thursday evening at the gymna
siuem. Dr. Darrow will have charge
"of the more advanced instruction in med
ical relief work in .onnection with the
newly organized volunteer military
corps. The more common an' practical
side of relief, such as bandaging
wounds, will be in charge of Coach Hay -i
Having recently been appointed to the
officers reserve list of the United States
hospital and relief corps, Dr. Darrow
is in a position to give the men who in
tend to go into the medical reserve
corps, expert infor uation His lecture
Thursday evening was only the intro
duction to his series of instructions and
was conseqently somewhat impromptu.
Dr. Darrow will giv the class instruc
tions each Thursday from 7 to S p. in.,
in the men’s gymnasium.
Is the place that all the Col
lege men go for first class
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