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THIS IS THE LAST ISSUE OF THE EMERALD FOR YEAR OF 1916-17
EXAMS ME CHANGE
Attempt to Complete Program
Before Students Leave
WILL BE ABANDONED
Rosalind Bates, Earl Fleisch
Tian and Jaureguy Will Con
test for Big Award.
Three orations will be given this year
for the Failing and Beekman award ,and
the contest will be held in Villard hall
Thursday May 31. The senior orators
who have entered the contest are Ros
alind B. Bates, Earl Fleischmann, and
*i£he complete program, with the ex
ception of the music numbers, has been
announced as follows:
Reading of terms of competitive award
from “Deed Gift,” by President Camp
Oration, “Tlie Cali to Arms!” by
Oration, “The World Made Safe for
Democracy.” my Earl Fleischmann.
Ovation, “America Mobilized,” Nich
Announcement of awards by President
The program for Baccalaureate Sun
day in Villard Hall was announced this
morning by Registrar Tiffany. It is:
Processional by commencement or
Music by University Choir.
Music by University Choir.
Sermon by Dr. E. H. Lindley, pro
fessor of psychology at Indiana Univer
Postlude, commencement orchestra
The program for Commencement
with the exception of the music which
is yet to be announced by Dean Lyman,
Processional, commencement orches
Address before graduating class by
Dean LeBaron Russel Briggs of Har
Conferring of Degrees.
Recessional by commencement orches
Changes made in the previously an
nounced program for Friday and Satur
day have been made as follows:
The Band concert and “Mid Summer
Night’s Dream” have been abandoned.
The Glee club recital has been changed
et> 7 o’clock and the “Peace Pipe” cere
monial will be held earlier than 9:30
Saturday the alumnae meeting will be
held at 9 a. m., the alumni council at 10
o’clock; and the alumni meeting at 11
The Fern and Flower procession has
been changed from 6:30 to 7 o’clock Sat
PORTLAND TEACHERS VISIT
One Hundred Pedagogues Tour Campus
and Inspect Eugene Schools.
One hundred teachers of the Portland
Education association which includes
both high school and elementary school
teachers with Mr. Melendy, latin pro
fessor aaf-JeffCHAU! hiltll sclimd as presi
dent, visited the University today.
A luncheon was given for them at the
men’s gymnasium after which they were
shown around the campus. In the after
noon they were taken about the city in
machines to see the different schools of
Eugene and other points of interest.
The Portland Education association
annually visits an educational institu
tion of the state in order to keep in
touch with all of them. Last year they
HOUSE PRESIDENTS CHOSEN
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FIJIS APPEAR UNDECIDED
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BUT M’CROSKY IS WILLING
Many of the houses on the campus
have elected their presidents for the
coining year. Those representing the
women's organizations follow: Alpha
Phi, Mabel Van Zante; Chi Omega,
Leura Jerard; Delta Delta Delta, Olive
Risley; Delta Gamma, Marian Neil;
Gamma I’hi Beta, Emma Wootton;
Kappa Alpha Theta, Ruth Rothrock;
Kappa Kappa Gamma, Cora Hosford;
I’i Beta Phi, Mildred Steinmetz.
Among the men the following are the
presidents: Beta Theta Pi. Jack Mon
tague; Delta Tau Delta, Fred Packwood;
Kappa Sigma, Charles Tisdale; Phi
Delta Theta. Henry Proctor; Sigma Chi,
Harold Tregilgas; and Sigma Nu, Don
Newbury. There seems to be some
doubt about who is to be head of the
Fiji house. The frosh who answered
the telephone said that the seniors were
to act together while Lyle McCrosky,
on being questioned admitted that he was
to run the house.
The girls of the Dexter Club are not
to elect officers until next fall.
Mrs. E. W. Allen Urges Girls to
Use Economy in Dress
Louise Allen Gives Report of
Woman’s League Pledge
to Woman’s Building.
Helene Delano was elected to the pres
idency of the Womans League at a meet
ing of that organization which was held
in Villard hall, Thursday at five o’clock.
Other candidates for the office were
Dorothy Collier and Vera Olmstead.
Mildred Steinmetz won the vice-presi
dency from Lilly Miller; Roberta Schue
bal, the secretary-ship from Helen An
derson and Essie Maguire -won out over
Beatrice Thurston in the race for treas
urer. There were three candidates for
the place of sergeant-at-arms, Brownell
Frazier, Helen Rhodes and Margaret Mc
Kim. Brownell Frazier was elected.
Dorothy I’arsons was elected as reporter
over Frances Blurock. These new of
ficers will assume their duties next fall.
A report of the Womans League
pledge to the woman’s building was made
by Louise Allen, chairman of the commit
When the women students return to
the University of Oregon next fall they
will wear their last year’s clothes, for
old clothes art to be fashionable among
the university co-eds next winter. This
was the decision made by the M omans
League when Mrs. E. W. Allen president
of the Pan-Hellenic Alumnae Board of
Eugene, spoke to the women last night.
Economy in dress and living was the
theme of Mrs. Allen’s talk. Immedi
ately after Mrs. Allen resumed her chair
a resolution that the University women
come back to college next year with as
few new cloths as possible was made
In making her appeal to the University
women Mrs. Allen suggested that when
fathers offered money to their daughters
for the purchase of a new suit that the
girls refuse the m.ney and ask then
fathers instead to buy a Liberty Loan
bond. “Such action as this will make
your parents realize more than anything
else possibly could that your I. nitersity
training has been of real worth and has
made it possible for you to see values
nr«’-y lire.—It is nut fitting that the
University women should dress extia'a
gantly when every man, woman and
.child in the United States has to bear
the burden of an enormous tax. Make
it possible for the girl who is here at
present on a narrow margin to come
back to college next fall. Don’t keep
her from the training which is at pres
ent doubly precious. Gills won t come
to the University if they cannot appear
as well as any of the others. Make it
easy for them,” said rMs. Allen.
SENIORS JUUD JUHIORS
TO SMOKE PEACE PIPE
Glowing Camp Fire Will Enliven
Kincaid as Traditions
Annual Picturesque Ceremony
Set for Thursday Night After
While members of the junior and sen
ior class circle a great crmp fire in the
middle of Kincaid field and pass the
solemn pipe of peace, the traditions of
the' class of 1017 will be formally be
queathed to the class of 191S Thursday
evening by President Nicholas Jaureguy.
This is the second year in the observance
of annual pence pipe ceremonies, the
innovation having been created last
In the big vault at the administra
tion office is a huge Indian peace pipe,
preserved for this solemn, traditional
occasion. Last year, the affair was held
on the campus just back of Deady hall.
The pipe was smoked by every mem
ber of both classes while they sat around
the flickering flames of a glowing camp
fire in the center and listened to speech
es by officers of the classes and by the
old and new student-body presidents.
President-elect, .Tames Sheehy, will
receive in behalf of the student-body to
be, all those memories, customs and tra
ditions, which go to make up cherished
campus life and spirit at Oregon. A
long list of these valued traditions will
be read by “Nick” Jaureguy during the
solemn pipe smoking
Because of the end of this semester
beiug set ahead, the ceremony will be
held Thursday evening instead of the
original date. The classes will gather on
the field immediately following the Fail
ing-Beekman oratorical contest. Indian
blankets will be in keeping with the spirit
of the occasion.
Speakers will be, Mildred Brown,
Frank Scaiefe, Harold Hamstreet, Nich
olas Jaureguy, and Charles Dundore. The
outgoing students will appear in caps and
MORTON GIVES ADDRESS
Speaks on “Educational Preparedness’’
at High School Commencement.
Professor D. W. Morton, dean of the
University school of commerce, delivered
the commencement address for the grad
uating class at North Bend high school
on Thursday evening when eighteen stu
dents graduated. This year’s class is the
largest the school ever sent out. An in
teresting fact is that three of the boys
who had enlisted were called away and
thus were unable to be present at the
The subject of Professor Morton’s ad
dress was “Educational Preparedness.”
About three hundred fifty people were
present at the graduation which was fol
lowed by a reception.
IMPROVING BOILER ROOM
Lay Concrete Floor and Raise Grates in
University Heating Plant.
Several improvements are being made
in the boiler room of the University
heating plant in back of the commerce
building. A concrete floor is being laid,
grates raised and the pit of the fire
place lowered. A hopper arrangement
has been placed in front of each of the
four boilers in order to create a better
draft. New doors and new plates have
been added to those openings.
MUST PAY FOR OREGANAS
Last Installment Due From Houses
Where Books Were Left.
Oreganas at the houses on which the
last installment has not yet been paid,
will be collected Tuesday night and sold
elsewhere. On account of the small num
ber of books printed and the large de
mand later on it will be necessary to
dispose of all extra ones. Students have
been given ample time to pay their last
dollar so it is understood that all other
Oreganas are not desired and can be
used to supply the orders of those peo
ple who subscribed late.
Faculty Will Scatter
Will Study and T
Intercollegiate Sports Make
Backbone of University
Life Asserts Coach.
If War Makes Outside Competi
tion Impossible System of
Intramural Games Plan.
(By Jimmie Sheehy)
“We must never give up intercollegi
ate athletics if it is at all possible to re
tain outside competition. Athletics make
up the very backbone, the life, and vilil
ity of the student body. They are abso
lutely essential to the proper develop
ment of students—both mentally and
The above is from Hugo Bezdek, who
committed himself in forcible terms when
asked concerning the chances of Inter
collegiate sports being resumed next
year. Coach Bezdek is a great believer
in all branches of clean athletics as a
moulder of men to fight life's battles
and to assume roles of leadership.
“The colleges throughout the country
, must set the pace for the furtherance of
athletics”, continued Bezdek, “We must
set a high standard of athletics not for
a few but for the entire student body.
We must develop the student's minds
along the right lines. Athletics of any
sort bring out by keen competition the
best that is in a man.”
Should the war exigencies come to a
point where intercollegiate athletics
would be impossible next fall Oregon,
would still go on with her athletics along
different lines. Coach Bezdek has in the
melting pot a comprehensive scheme of
campus athletics, embracing competi
tion between the classes. “I don’t like
the word ‘intra-mural athletics’ ”, said
Bezdek. “I prefer calling them ‘campus
athletics!’ We must intensify rather
•than specialize—we want every student
out in some form of sport.”
Coach Bezdek’s plan for next fall is
to play a full schedule of class football
and soccer games. The men will be re
quired to report on the field at least
three times a. week and will be outfitted
out of the department of Physical Edu
cation's funds. Coach Bezdek has enlist
ed the aid of Dr. J. A. Moran, a former
soccer star in Ireland, to coach the soc
cer teams next fall. Stress will be laid
on swimming and wrestling during the
Providing Oregon is unable to find,
competition in intercollegiate sports in
the fall, Coach Bezdek intends to go east
to complete his work ip medicine at
Chicago. He has two more year's work
before he receives his M. 1). degree.
After that he will return to Oregon and
assume complete ehurge of the depart
ment of Physical Education. Every man,
on entering the University, will receive
a physician’s examination. Proper ex
ercises will be prescribed to develop the ■
man along the right lines.
3 LEAVE FOR WEST POINT
University Men Receive Appointments;
Report June 14 in East.
Wyville Sheehy, a sophomore of the
Phi Gamma Delta house, and Robert
Montague, a freshman of the Delta Tau
Delta house, have both received appoint
ments to West Point and have left in
order to report by June 14th. Montague
was third alternate under CoiigreHsma.n .
McArthur and Sheehy was principal
under Chamberlain. On their trip East
they will be joined by Ellis Williamson,
a freshmtin at the University last se
mester, who has also received an ap
pointment under Congressman Sinnott.
All the boys took their physical exami
nation at Vancouver recently but were
freed from the final mental examination
by their college credits. Montague is '
the youngest of the trio being but 17 '
years of age.
East and West;
each During Summer
The University faculty will be scat
tered from Massachusetts to Southern
California during the approaching sum
mer, and will be occupied with vocations
ranging from dignified teaching in sum
mer schools to raising garden and spank
ing babies, if one is to take their word
The list of the movements of many of
the faculty follows. This list is incom
plete owing to the fact that many of
them have not as yet made their plans
for the summer.
Prof. C. H. Edmondson, assistant pro
fessor of zoology will work for the gov
ernment on a const survey of the shell
fish food supply of the north-west. After
that he will go to Devil’s Lake, North
Dakota, nnd work out some problems
the state has there.
Dr. Fred C. Ayer, professor of edu
cation will go to Washington and teach
in the University.
Dr. John F. Bofard, professor of zo
ology will go to the Marine Biological
station at. Friday Harbor, Puget Sound,
and do some government work there.
Prof. W. F. Q. Thneher will teach in
the University summer school at Eugene
and raise garden in his spare minutes.
Miss Margaret C. Upleger, reference
librarian, is going to Michigan to visit.
Dr. F. (i. G. Schmidt, head of the
German department, will teach in the
University summer school. #
Alfred Shelton, assistant in the zo
ology department will go to Death Val
Dr. H. Schwarz, assistant instructor in
the German department is going to
Professors J. P. O’Hara and Mrs.
Mable Holmes Parsons will teach in the
Portland branch of the University of
Oregon summer school.
Dean Eric W. Allen, of the school of
journalism, will go to the University of
Washington as summer school instructor.
Trainer “Hill” Hayward says if he
is unable to do any work for the country
he will go to the mountains.
Allen Eaton, of the art department,
has an offer to go to the Wyoming Valley
in New York where he was last year
and help conduct the summer school held
Mrs. Daise Middleton, of the school of
music expects to tour through the east,
going as fur as Boston where she will
study music. Miss Winnifred Forbes,
teacher of violin in the school of music
will go to Illinois this summer.
L. C. Rosenberg, of the architectural
department, is going east although he
has not yet decided where.
Professor George Turnbull, of the
school of journalism, will teach at the
University of Oregon summer school and
then go to his home in Seattle, Wash
PROFESSORS ARE AWAY
Dr. Straub and Prof. Dunn Delivering
Professor Frederick S. Dunn left
Wednesday on a lecture tour in connec
tion with the Extension Department of
the University. While away he will
speak at Marshfield and Bandon. lie
intends to return home Saturday.
Dr. John Strauh also left Wednesday
to he gone until June 2. Dr. Strauh will
address the graduating classes of the
high schools in the following towns:
Castle Hock, Myrtle Point. Bandon, Co
quille, Estacada, Sutherlin, and Mon
SPILLER AWARD IS MADE
Helen Withycombe Granted 1918 Schol
arships by Alumnae Association.
Helen WithTComne was granted the
Mary Spiller scholarship for 1018 by
the Oregon Alumnae Association at its
The scholarship was given on the basis
of a loan this year as Miss Withycombe
has won it twice before. The award
amounts to one hundred fifty dollars or
board and room at Mary Spiller hall for
The next meeting of the Alumnae As
sociation will be held June 2 at nine
OREGON HUY ADOPT
FOUR SEMESTER YEAR
Three Regular Sessions, Octo
ber 1 to June 15, and Sum
mer School Under Plan.
FACULTY CONSIDERS ACT
TION AS WAR MEASURE
Aim Is for Greater Concentra*
tion—Will Change Two and
Three Hour Courses.
The advisability of dividing the school
into three semesters and a summer
selioo.l which will mean that the Univer
sity of Oregon will open next semester
on October 1, will be discussed and de«
cided at faculty meeting Thursday after
noon. The question wns presented at
last Thursday’s meeting, but wns not
voted upon. It has been under consid
eration for some time and the plan is
being worked out by a committee with
Professor O. F. Stafford nr chairman.
Under the three term system, the year
would lie divided into three semesters
as follows: October 1 to Christmas;
January 2. or thereabout, to early in
April; April to June 15. There would
also be summer school from June 15 to
August 1. In this way, students need
take only as many terms ns they have
time for. The semesters will be so ar
ranged that each will be a complete unit
in itself. This will necessitate great re
adjustment of the schedules of courses.
It is planned to change the two and three
hour courses to four or five hour cours
es. Greater concentration of work will
be the aim. Thus a student carrying
five or six subjects under the present
system will take three five-hour courses,
or two five-hour and a four-four course.
If this new plan carries, ns many of
the faculty think it will, it will go
through as a war measure. Secretary of
War, Jfewton I). Baker, recommends
such a plan. It will give opportunity to
the men and the women, too, who wish to
work half of the year to do so and still
attend college for six months, getting
credit for two out of the three regu
lar semesters of the year. Of course,
they could not complete college in four
years, but by taking an extra year's work
and attending summer school, one could
graduate in five years.
‘‘It is my opinion that this system will
bring a new type of student to the camp
us” said Eric W. Allen, dean of the
seliool of journalism, in discussing the
proposed change yesterday. "It will give
opportunities to the boy who works
n 'ogging camps and cannot leave his
work (luring the college year as it is
at present, to choose the semesters con
venient for him. The same is true of
the buy on the farm who feels at present
that ltt. cannot get away."
It is not expected that the proposed
change will make so much difference
to the women of the University. The
University of Washington is at present
considering much the same plan.
The faculty will welcome expressions
of opinion from the students uh to the
advisability of the change, and ns to the
effect it will have on them. Since the
new plan will be such a different one
thin the present system and since the
student body will be §o largely affected,
the faculty wish to know how the stu
| dents stand on the subject.
CAMPUS PLAY CALLED OFF
Commencement Production of Midsum*
mer Night’s Dream Impossible.
The custom of having an annual com
mencement play will be broken this
year as the production of Shakespeare’s
been presented on the Campus June the
first, has been called off. The fact that
the students who, comprise the large
cast, would have had to practise every
night during examination week, since it
has now been set ahead u week, made it
impossible to give the play.
A. I’. Reddie, head of the public speak
ing department expressed regret that
it bad been called off ua the prepara
tions had been made for u successful