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... News Editor
*/ amen’s Editor
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Frances Stiles, Erma Zimmerman, Ken noth Comstock, Mary Ellen Bailey, and
Catherine Dobie .
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CAMOUFLAGING THE ISSUE.
To all appearance the opponents of the amendment to stand
ardize the “0” given for participation in major sports have but
one plea upon which to base their contentions for maintaining
the present system. Analysing their arguments results in a
demonstration that their entire argument is based upon the as
sertion that the present system is traditional and that, instead
of breaking down traditions, the endeavor of the student body
at this time should be to maintain them. But careful scrutiny will
hardly support the promise that the system of awarding letters
is to be considered as a tradition.
When we speak of traditions we mean those unwritten cus
toms and usages which govern and perpetuate the memories and
sentiments connected with the University. These things add to
a college an attraction which increases as they grow and we
expect to see them maintained. But to consider the constitution
and by-laws of the Associated Students as too sacred for revi
sion is folly. The constitution and the by-laws were adopted
first to meet the requirements of that time. That the framers
realized that changes would be necessary as the University grew
and new problems arose is evidenced by the sections providing a
method of amendment. Those students who drew up the gov
erning code of the student body expected it to be changed and,
without a doubt, desired that it should be. No instruments of
its kind could be effective if allowed to grow obsolete.
The time for revision of those sections of the by-laws deal
ing with the awarding of letters for sports has arrived, the
change in conditions necessitates the change in methods. In
stead of one major sport, the University now supports five. In
short, we put teams into the field in competition with other col
lege teams for championships in five different lines of athletic
contest. The letters the men on those teams earn means what?
That they are football players, baseball players, or track men?
Is that the only meaning attached to the letter an athlete wears?
Is the official “O” intended to be nothing more than a label? No.
The letters we see on the sweaters of our athletes mean that
they have done “their bit” for Oregon. The honor due them is
not dependent upon the fact that they are athletes of any par
ticular type, but upon the fact that they have given their best for
Shall we allow the plea of maintaining “traditions” over
ride the justice due the men who give their best for Oregon?
To t 1m* Editor of th«* Emerald: In tho
editorial concerning the question of
awards for women’s athletics, which ap
peared in the Rtneruld Thursday. April
«5, it was suggested that more light be
shed upon 'lie subject before asking the
students to accept or reject the amend
ment. That is exactly our opinion, l.ct
us have light, but let it be a true light.
There tire several false statements in
the above mentioned editorial which
should he corrected. First, the Woman's
Athletic association does not exercise
complete control, financial ami other
wise. over women's athletics. The ex
penses Incurred in the intercollegiate
contests arc paid from the student bodv
fund, in the same way in which the
men's expends are paid, with this great
difference the expenses Incurred by the
women in ail their intercollegiate sports
are negligible in comparison with those
incurred by the men in any one of their
Then as this amendment deals only
with the f eir intercollegiate sports of
the women basketball, hockey, tennis,
and swimming, over which the student
body docs ahead) exercise control, win
would there t eed he "a complete revi
aion of the method of handling women’s
athletics’ before the adoption of this
That the amendment should he reject
ed because women's athletics are not a
paying proposition, seems at first plaus
ible. Hut s not the reason for this the
fact that the students do not hack wo
men's athle tes? And is the reason f r
this really the fact thst the games are
entirely uninteresting? U w many stn
dents ever attend thoin to find out? The
iihmi of tlic Fuiverulty accuse the women
of slackness and luck of Oregon spirit
if they do n i' support their games. But
nre not tli ■ men true slackers where
women’s athletics are eoneerned?
til this editorial it was also stated
that the ideal method of handling wo
men’s athletics would lie a system which
would place them as near as possible on
a level with men’s activities. AA'e dis
agree. Anv attempt to put women’s
athletics on the same basis as men’s Is
futile, as every school which does recog
nize women's athletics realises. AVe
make no attempt to do this, and we do
not make the same demands as the men.
And wlfen we realise that t>e greater
proportion of the student body fund is
paid bv the women, our small demands
seem only iust. and it looks like pure
selfishmi n the men’s side to kick
The men in their major sports are
awarded a. Sweater eaeh*>ear we are
asking for < ul.i one sweater for each
Va s;i\ pia\ ■ r during her whole ci liege
career, no matter how many times or in
how many n fferent sports she repre
sents her school. Furthermore, the
same girls wd’ play on their teams every
year perhaps, and eu several teams. For
example, five of the six girls on the
A’arsit) 'cask thrill squad were members
of Inst year's hockey team. And, as
there was no ho,-ki v team this year. onl\
swimming, tenuis, and basketball need be
c ois dered. Ar, we really making unjust
if the student body is in debt, why
not equalize things n little and cut down
on the men’s activities, instead of bar
ring the women altogether?
AA’OMKN’S ATUUKTIC ASSN.
(Continued from page one)
ted ball. Olsen forced Sieberts at sec
ond, Morrison to Grebe, Preston singled
to center scoring Olsen and took second
on the throw to the plate. Hickson walk
ed, Coleman singled to left scoring Pres
ton. Hickson scored on Mirrison’s error.
Coleman taking third. Hubbard out Berg
to Lind. Three runs, four hits} two er
Oregon: Berg out Hickson to Gurley.
Grebe safe on Hickson’s error and took
second on a passed ball. Lind singled to
center, Grebe taking second. Medley
homed scoring Grebe and Lind. Dutton
fanned. Sheehy out, Hickson to Gurley.
Three runs, two hits, one error.
O. A. C.: Lodell safe on Morrison's
error. Gurley sacrificed, Berk to Lind.
Baldwin singled scoring Lodell, advanced
to second on Runquist’s error but was
nut stretching Grebe to Sheehy. Sieberts
fouled out to Dutton. One run, one hit.
Oregon: Steers singled between third
and short. Morrison and Runquist fan
ned. Steers taking second on a passed
ball .Steers took third on a wild pitch.
Borg fanned. No runs, no hits, no errors.
Olsen flied to Steers, Preston singled
to left, Hickson walked. Coleman singled
to right scoring Preston. Hickson scored
and Coleman went to third on Runquist’s
error. Hubbard fanned. Lodell flied to
Steers. Two runs, two hits, one error.
Oregon: Grebe doubled to right. Lind
doubled to left flooring Grebe and went
to third when Hubbard dropped the
ball. Medley singled to center scoring
Lind. Dutton fanned. Sheehy fanned.
Medley stole second and third. Steers
homed scoring Medley ahead of him. Mor
rison singled over third. Runquist homed
scoring Morrison ahead. Berg safe on
Coleninn’s error. Grebe out, Hickson to
Gurley. Six runs, six hits, two errors.
O. A. C.: Gurley flied to Sheehy.
Baldwin singled between third and
j short. Seiberts walked. Olsen flied
i to Lind. Preston singled to right scor
| ing Baldwin. Sieberts stole third. Rick
son fanned. One run, two hits, no
Oregon: Lind grounded to Gurley.
I Medley safe on Gurley’s error. Dutton
fanned. Medley stole second and took
/third on Hickson’s error. Sheehy safe
l on Hickson's error. Steers singled past
third, Sheehy on second. Sheehy and
Steers pulled a double steal. Morrison
walked filling the bases. Runquist wal
ked. Berg fanned. Two runs, one hit,
O. A. ('.: Coleman lined out to Morri
son. Hubbard out Morrison to Lind.
Lodell out Sheehy to Lind. No runs,
uo hits, no errors.
Oregon: Grebe out Coleman to Gour
Olsen takes second, Seibert taking
right field. \Vdley singled. Dutton hit
into a double play Olsen to Gurley. No I
runs, one hit. '
seven™ ining. i
C>. A. C: Gurley fuied to Steds. Bald
win and Siebeits fanned. No duns, no hite
Oaofon: Shehy doubled to right center.
Steers singled to left scoring Sheehy,
and tok soeonr on the throw to the puote
Morrison boot Hubbard's throw to Ousen
on Runquist's hit to thord. Both run
ners sa fe.
Berg homed scoring Morrison and
i Runquist, Grebe tripled. Lind singled
scoring Grebe. Medley grounded out
to Gurley. Lind taking third when Gur
| ley’s throw hit him in the back. Dut
i ton fanned. Sheeh.v flew to Baldwin.
Six runs, six hits, one error.
! O. A. C.: Olsen flew to lluuquist..
: l’reston out Grebe to Lind. Reardon.
! out Berg to Lind. No runs, no hits, no
. Score By Innings.
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Game Friday Slow.
The game Friday was a slow, listless
contest replete with fumbles, errors and
The varsity batsmen hammered Boug
ies, the O. A. (\ pitcher for a total of 22
hits two of which were homo runs by
Ounton and Medley. In their first session
with the bat they touched up the Aggie
heaver for three safe hits which were
good for as many runs. In the third in
ning they made four nice hits but were
unable to score on account of errors,
once when liunquist over run first base
and forced Steers out at third and once
when Baldwin made a spectacular oue
handed catch out iu the pasture and
threw out Morrison who had advaueed
toward home fro mthird thinking tin:.
Baldwin would never catch the s wring
pellet. Medley batted a thousand per cent
, in the fracas. He stepped up to the rub
ber six times and made a safe hit each
time, one of which was a cemetery dis
turber which allowed hint to gallop about
the triangle without stopping.
Shaehy Gets Into Stride.
Captain Sbeehv found hts stride for
the first time this season and met the
ball for four sufe ones out of six at
tempts. “Lucky left hander” Jind slam
med the horsehide in a manner which
made the bleacherites happy. With the
exception of the sixth inning Oregon
made no less than two hits and two runs
each inning. In the latter part of the
eighth they binged the Spalding for five
hits which filled the bases on several oc
casions and allowed six men to score.
Dwight Wilson hurled the hide for
Oregon and allowed the Aggie stick
breakers 15 hits. He found difficulty in
pitching his usual air tight game on ac
count of a stiff breeze which blew from
the north and which broke the effect of
his curves at almost every throw.
Fifth Best Inning.
Practically the only interesting part
of the game came in the fifth inning
when the varsity went,to bat with the
score standing seven to five in favor of
O. A. C. Hits came fast and furious
coupled with long big league style slides
to bases and annexed a trio of mark
ers for Oregon which made the Aggies
The Aggies’ big batting busting bee
came in the first part of tbc fourth in
ning when Morrison's error put three
men on bases. Hubbard, next up, drove a
wicked daisy scorcher at Captain Shee
hy’s feet. Sheeh.v was forced to retreat
before such a barrage and in doing so
let two of the Aggie base runners reach
their oasis. Lobdell’s single filled the
bases again and Hubbard’s safe bingie
over second scored Hubbard and Lob
When the inning finally ended with
Rickson's strike out, and the smoko of
battle had cleared away it was found that
the agriculturists had made six safe
smacks for as many runs.
The game was slowed up continually
with errors, fumbles and awkward hand
ling of long hits. The score book shows
the Corvallis men made a total of 9 j
errors in comparison to the varsity’s 5. j
Summary: Home runs, Baldwin, Dun- |
ton and Medley; two-base hits, Baldwin, !
Preston and Sheehy; struck out by Wil
son 9, by Douglas, 4; bases on balls, off
Wilson 2. off Douglas, 4. Three-base
hit, Lobdell. Empire, Hamilton.
(Continued from page one)
Henry English, president of the Oregon
Hub. Paul Spangler, president of the;
junior class, and Lawrence Herslme;
are all possibilities but none of them
have made definite decisions to run.
Ilershner uiny go out for the executive
committee. Helen Brenton. editor of j
the Oregnnn, is the sole woman who
has appeared for senior women on the
student council. Two must be elected.
Bill Colman and Elmo Madden are
the two sophomores who have nnnoun
iced their intentions of running for the
student council. Two must be chosen.
Florence Hemeuway and Nish Chapman
are out for junior woman and sopho
more man for the student council.
No man with the possible exception ,
of Ilershner has appeared for the ex- ■
ecutive committee. Lyle McCroskey j
trill go out for sophomore man on the j
Three men will make the race for
athletic council, Arthur Berg, John
Hunt and Ed Ward. Harris Ellsworth
is alone in the field for manager of
the Emerald and Curtiss Peterson for
manager of the Oregnnn.
Elsie Fitzmaurioe, present feature
editor of the Oregana and a member
of the Emerald staff is the only one
out or the editorship.
Tennis May be Added as Major
Tennis is receiving more recognition '
among eastern colleges and Universities |
than ever before, so much that it is i
more than likely that the influx of
athletes into the sport will lead this !
year to sufficient support to list the I
game as a major collegiate sport, ac- j
cording to the Xew York Journal. j
Eastern schools which have taken up
the sport this season and are now hold- !
ing regular inter-collegate weekly and j
monthly elimination contests are Yale, I
Harvard, Princeton. Pennsylvania, Col- i
umhia, Cornell. Fordhnm, Stevens. Xew
York University. Haverford. Holy Cross.
Deleware, Williams, Amherst. Hart
mouth., Wesleyan, Georgetown, Virginia,
Tufts. Swarthsmore, Lehigh. Lafayette, i
Penn State, Colgate and Pittsburgh.
Interest Duo to Tennis Champions.
The exceptional interest being shown
in the east is said to beetle to the ;
disappearance of the former predujice
against the sport. This new spirit
which has wiped out the prejudice is
traceable to several spectacular athlet
es who have taken up the sport in re
cent years, notably Maurice McL&oghlin.
“California Comet."’ who did much to
open the eyes of college athletes to the
possibilities of the game.
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