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About Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920 | View Entire Issue (April 30, 1918)
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MORE LIGHT AND TRUE LIGHT.
Contending that a free and open discussion of the proposal
to award sweaters to members of the women’s athletic teams was
what they sought, but contending that the Emerald had editor
ially misstated the facts entering into such a discussion, the Wo
men’s Athletic Association, in a communication printed in the
Saturday issue of the Emerald, has presented its arguments for
the amendment which is to be proposed at the regular meeting
of the Associated Students tomorrow.
First, the Association takes exception to, and brands as
false, the Emerald’s statement that women’s athletics in the Uni
versity are under the exclusive control of the Association, both
financial and otherwise, and asserts that “the expenses incurred
in the intercollegiate contests are paid from the student body
fund, in the same way in which the men’s expenses are paid.”
In this they are correct to the extent that the traveling expenses
of the women’s teams when playing intercollegiate contests have
been voted by the executive committee, but there is no ground
for the assertion that the same support is given the women’s
teams as the men’s. The logical reason for this is that men’s
athletics make a substantial return for the money expended up
The student body does not exercise even indirect control of
women’s athletics in matters other than finances. The person
nel and training of the teams rests entirely with the Associa
tion. How complete this control is con be understood best
through a study of the governing laws of that Association, which
provides that no girl is eligible for a varsity women’s team unless
the is a member of the Association. Membership in the Asso
ciation requires the payment of a fee of fifty cents, which goes
Into the treasury of the Association.
Does it not seem entirely logical that the awards for partici
pation in women’s athletics shoull come from the organization
which controls their conduct and benefits from their earning
power, slight as that may be? Would the city of Eugene be jus
tified in paying the salary of the secretary of the Chamber of
Commerce? The cases are entirely parallel. Until complete con
trol of women’s athletics is vested in the student body alone there
Is no justification for asking the student body to make the
awards. And, as pointed out in the previous editorial, the stu
dent body is not able at this time to assume further financial re
sponsibility of women’s athletics.
The assertion made by the Women’s Athletic Association
that “the expenses incurred by the women in all of their inter
collegiate sports are negligible in comparison with those incur
red by the men in any one of their sports," is true to a more or
less extent. But another point must also be taken into consid
eration here. Men’s athletics contribute more in dollars and
tents to the student body fund than is derived from the entire
body tax, and this despite the fact that every University student
is admitted to all men’s games and contests upon their student
body ticket. Charge no one but persons outside of the student
body for admission to the women’s contests and what would the
financial return be?
The women ask if the real reason that their sports do not
pay is not that the students do not attend their games. No, that
is not the reason and the why is self evident, that is, if women’s j
athletics were conducted on the same plan as the men's. If
operated under the same system that men’s sports are admission
to all women’s games would of necessity he free to students upon
presentation of the student body ticket and the expenses of their
support would thereby be turned back upon the student body.
The hard cash turned over by men's athletics to the student body
is not derived from the students, but from outside persons, who
pay individual admissions. Neither here at Oregon, nor any
where else are women’s athletics successful in securing this pa
tronage. No. women’s athletics are not “entirely” uninteresting
—even ping pong is not entirely void of that quality—but the
American public demands more thrills, risks and excitement for
its money than women’s athletics present.
Again the Women’s Athletic Association criticises the pre
vious editorial in the Emerald for the statement that the “Ideal”
.vay of handling women’s athletics would be to place them as near
is possible on a level with men’s activities. They contend that
such a system is not practicable and we agree. But even a fleet
ing perusal of the dictionary will reveal a wide difference in
meaning between “ideal” and “practicable.” If the “ideal” were
practicable this world w'ould long ago have reached the Eutopian
Adoption of the amendment to give the women sweaters, if
accompanied by a plan to place women’s athletics under com
plete control of the student body, would be a step toward the
ideal, in that it would provide a more equal distribution of stu
dent body support between the women’s and men’s activities.
But at the present time not even this step is practicable. In debt
and running close to the margin because of existing war condi
tions, the student body cannot afford to assume any further fi
Tile women ask, “If the student body is in debt, why not
equalize things a little and cut down on the men’s activities, in
stead of barring the women althogether?”
In other words they want to know why an activity that is
sell supporting, or largely so, should not be replaced by an activ
ity which promises little or no revenue in return for the finan
cial outlay made upon it. There would be as much logic in argu- j
ing that the owner of a department store should abandon a fast i
selling and profitable line of goods for another line which had!
a limited demand and which, after he had met the cost of hand-1
ling and selling, brought him no return over the original cost.
Ihere is entire justice in the plea that the members of the
women’s teams should be rewarded for their work, but under
the present system that reward should come from the Women’s
Athletic Association and not from the Associated Students.
BUSK Hi FROSK
MEET VARSITY HE
(Continued from pnge one.)
paws” were “right-handers” and vice
verse, and Ted Duuton even went so
fur us to imitate “one-armed” Ely.
Four Games Left.
Tonight, practice began in earnest
again for the four remaining games of
the season’s schedule. As Oregon his
won the first four contests, she must
down the Aggies but once more to win
the series. Two contests will he staged
at Corvallis on Friday and Saturday of
this wek and two more on Thursday
and Friday of Junior Week-end in
The two contests of lust week served
greatly as batting average “fattners” to
almost every man on the team. “Dot”
Medley was the shining light with the
stick, securing ten blows in twelve trips
to the rubber. Steers also increased his
average well above the -100 mark, while
land still kept up the pace set last week.
The team as a whole is now hitting
388, a record to he envied by any big 1
league aggregation. ' i
0. A. C. Out To Win Host.
Although three of the first four con- i
teests were "easy pickin’s,” tlieh car- '
sity men are out to win the other games
that are yet to come. The practice j
session lasted till sifter six this evening
ami will every day this week in order
that the team may he in the best of
shape by the latter part of the week.
Captain Baldwin of the Corvallis nine
Intends to have a real shaking up in his
line-lip by next week in on effort to
stage a comeback, so will undoubtedly
send a much stronger train nginst Cap
tain Sheehy’s outfit than he did in the
Wilson and Berg worked out for a
little while esterday and today and
both are feeling fit for the struggles yet
to come. Coach Walker will use Wil
son on Friday and Berg on Saturday.
TRYOUTS TO BE TOMORROW
Five Going Out for Failing-Beekman
Tryouts for the Failing-Beekman ora
torical contest will bo held tomorrow aft
ernoon at 1 o’clock in Professor K. W.
Prescott’s office. In case there are more
than six candidates competing, each con
testant will be required to give his ora
tion. otherwise all will be admitted to the
second tryout. The orations must not
exceed 1500 words in length. Those who
have signified their intention of going
out thus fa- are James Sheehy, Walter
Myers, Vrlo Bristow, Mrs. D. C. Kel
lems. and Amy Carson. Walter Myers
ami Amy Carson are Varsity debaters
ami Sheehy, Mrs. Kellems. and Bristow
have had considerable experience in pub
KANSAS GRADUATE VIEWS ARMY
Glenn Swogger, Owner of 3 Country
Weeklies, Enters Service.
lilenu Swogger. a graduate in rhe
University and a student in the depart
ment of journalism last year, has joined
the national «rmv from Coffey County
and will leave for Camp Funston April
-7. Swogger was a graduate of Baser
University. Since leaving K. U.. he has
become the owner of three county
weeklies, the Waverly C.a/ette. the Har
ris Commercial and the Williamsburg
AB. R. IT. Pc.
Medley .21 9 12 .571
Steers.19 4 10 .526
Lid.10 10 9 .474
Runquist.16 5 6 .376
Morrison .14 4 5 .357
Grebe.20 11 7 .350
Dunton .19 6 0 .316
Sheehy .20 3 5 .250
Wilson . 8 2 2 .250
Berg.9 3 2 .222
Team .165 57 04 .388
SIGMA NU WINS ON FORFEIT
Oregon Club. Unable to Get Players, -
Loses Doughnut Baseball Game.
There was no game in the doughnut I
baseball leabeu Monday as the Oregon
elub was unable to gather together a
team to meet the .Sigma Xu. The game
was forfeited to tin Sigma Xus and with
the game this afternoon between tno i
Sigma Chis and the representatives from I
Friendly Hall, the deck will be cleared I
for the second round of the series.
Wednesday the Fijis will meet, the l'hi
Delt.s nnd on Thursday the Sigma Xus ;
will entertain the Delta Tan Deltas. The
winner of the Sigma Xu-Delta Tan Del- <
ta game will then meet the winner of the '
Sigma Chi-Friendly Hall contest. This
last game will probably not be played
until Monday of next week ns a number
of the men on the campus will be in Cor
vallis for the week-end. The final game
for the championship of the University
will probably be played Wednesday or
Thursday of next week.
UNIVERSITY MAY OPEN
SEPTEMBER 30 IN FALL
Faculty Committee Recommends New
Schedule—To Be Voted on at
Next Faculty Meeting.
The faculty committee on arranging
the schedule for the next college year
has recommended that the University
open next fall on Monday, September SO,
Registration of upperclassmen wou'd
take place then and underclassmen on the
following day. Regular class work would ■
begin on Wednesday, October 2. The ex- !
animation for entrants in English cqjnpo
sition would be held Saturday, September
The reinonuneudsitiou was made upon
the suggestion of the President with a
view to leaving September as nearly free
as possible for students engaged iu work
which might have a war value as well us
financial Importance, without cutting the
terms from twelve to eleven weeks.
The matter will be taken up and voted
on at the next faculty meeting .It will
AILEEN TOWNSEND RE-ELECTED
University Student To Continue Teach
ing At St. Helen's Hall.
Aileen Townsend, a student In the j
University the first part of the year and
who is now teaching mathematics in Sr.
Helen’s Hull has been re-elected for
next year at an increase of salary. In
a letter to Prof, E. E, Decou, Miss
Townsend says she likes her work fine
and is glad of the chance to continue.
She is a member of the class of ’IS and
is taking enough work through corres
pondence to enable her to graduate in
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