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About Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 18, 1919)
GRADUATE CLUB FORMED
BY 8. A. STUDENTS AT
BANQUET AT OSBUN
42 Advanced Students Gather
With Faculty at Their
More than one hundred bachelors of
arts are now enrolled as students in the
University of Oregon, according to an an
nouncement made by President P. L.
Campbell Friday night at the first general
assembly ever held by the Graduate
School. Forty two sat down at table at the
Hotel Osburn as guests of Dean Young,
and at the close of the banquet, after the
faculty had left the room, the post grad
uates present held a meeting and appoint
ed an organization committee to draw up
a constitution for the Graduate Club,
which will become one of the most influ
ential student organizations on the cam
Heralded as the most important mile
stone of progress passed in years by the
speakers at the banquet to mark the emer
gence of the Graduate School from its per
iod of nonage and its establishment as the
means of setting Oregon education on its
feet as an independent system, freeing it
from suspicion of parasitism upon eastern
institutions and substituting a status of
competitive and equal give and take.
Graduate School Growing
For many years the University of Ore
gon has done faithful work in building up
a Graduate School. Some years it has had
less than a dozen students; some years the
work went on actually wiihout funds; and
up to this year the Graduate Council, in
tent upon upholding the University’s repu
tation for quality and avoiding preten
tious claims, has refused to consider grant
ing any degree higher than that of Master
At the assembly Friday night, however,
it was announced that the Graduate Coun
cil would hereafter entertain candidates
for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, the
highest academic degree granted for re
search and scohlarship along regular chan
nels. Dean H. D. Sheldon, for years the
most conservative member of the council,
announced that he was at last convinced
that the Graduate School was now estab
lished with equipment, faculty add re
sources adequate to insure the respectful
recognition abroad of the highest degrees
backed by the reputation of the University
of Oregon Graduate School.
university iviarK or LMstinction
The existence of a Graduate School is
held, in academic parlance, to be the dis
tinguishing mark that entitles an insti
tution to the name “university’’. Seats
of higher learning without a graduate
school are properly designated “college”
or “institute”. Within every university
are various “colleges” and “schools”,
which are filled with “undergraduate”
students. A “university” is held to differ
from any other type of institution in that
it is self perpetuating; is not dependent
upon any other institution for its teachers,'
or its inspiration. This is held by educa
tional philosophers to be the most impor
tant fact about a university.
For instance, these philosophers hold
that if Oregon were surrounded by an im
passable wall that shut off all communica
tion with the outside, the existence of a
good Graduate School would be the most
important single fact in maintaining and
advancing its civilization. Without such
a wall Oregon is liable to draw upon the
generosity of other states.
Training for Teachers
In the other colleges of the university as
in all high schools and lower institutions,it
is always possible to secure teachers by ap
pealing to the institution next higher.
The rural school gets teachers from the
high school or normal school; the high
school takes the graduates of under grad
uate colleges, The problem only becomes
difficult at the top; who shall train the
teachers for the highest schools of all?
That is why graduate work is so different
in character from any other kind of teach
Everywhere except in the graduate
school, the student absorbs the learning
already possessed by his instructors and
written down in books in the libraries.
But in the nature of the case, the graduate
student, who plans to become himself a
teacher in the highest schools, cannot
merely be tent to partake of the laern
ing of his instructor, whose; equal or sup
erior he hopes to become,and as for the fu
ture of the libraries, this student himself
expects to be the author of new and au
authoritative works,treating subjects never
adequately handled before.
What Ph. D. Means
And this is exactly what the degree of
Doctor of Philosophy implied. The ex
amining board refused this degree to any
student who cannot prove conclusively
that in some respects he knows more about
his limited subject than any other man.!
The sophomore girls of Kappa Al
pha Theta will entertain their fresh
men at a matinee dance next Tues
day afternoon from 3 to 5.
Roy Veatch is attending a Y. M.
C. A. convention in McMinnville this
week. He was accompanied by ten
Y men who assisted in the drive last
Miss Eva Rice of Roseburg, a Sig
ma Delta Phi, is spending this .veek
end at her home.
Mrs. Baird and Miss Nora Baird of
Eugene were dinner guests at the
Sigma Delta Phi house Friday even
Walton Parsons, Sigma Chi of O.
A. Q„ is the guest of the Oregon
chapter of Sigma Chi over this week
In honor of Mrs. Nan Pearson, the
new housemother, the Chi Omegas
entertained this afternoon with an
informal tea. Many girls from the
houses called during the afternoon to
meet Mrs. Pearson.
Visitors at the Delta Tau Delta
house during the week were Carl
Knudsen, a Thursday night dinner
guest, and Mrs. H. Logan and Mrs.
George Blake, of The Dalles, Thurs
day evening guests.
Mrs. M. F. Chatfield, Delta Gamma
housemother, Irene Bry of O. A. C.
and Madeline Slotboom were dinner
guests of Phi Delta Theta Saturday
Imogene Letcher, Dorothy Maguue
and Hope MacKenzie are spending
the week-end in Portland. The girls
are all members of Kappa Alpha
Mrs. Millar Gilchrist, a graduate
of the University, was a visitor from
Salem over Wednesday and Thurs
day at the Delta Delta Delta.
Albert Wortendyke of Sigma Alpha
Epsilon is spending the week-end in
Portland looking after matters of
Dean and Mrs. Walter D. Morton,
Dean Elizabeth Fox and Miss Martha
Findahl will be Sunday dinner guests
of Pi Beta Phi.
John Hunt, Henry Koepke and
Jack Benefiel, of the Kappa Sig
house, are among those spending the
week-end in Portland.
Richard Adams of Portland spent
Wednesday with his son Jack at the
Beta Theta Pi house.
Dr. John Landsbury was a lun
cheon guest at the Kappa Sigma
A week-end guest of Sigma Delta
Phi is Miss Arline Brver, an Alpha
Chi from O. A. C.
FRIENDLY ANNEX RISING
Occupants of Hall to Have Their Own
Dining Room Soon
The construction of the annex on
the east side of Friendly hall is ex
pected to be completed about Novem
ber 1, according to Mrs. E. P. Dat
son, matron of the hall. The parti
tion on the University street side
will be taken out and the dining room
The completion of this dining room
will accommodate all students who
live in private houses but are forced
to eat their meals outside of their
residences. At the present time be
tween 280 and 300 students are fed
each meal, and both dining rooms
have been turned into cafeterias. The
completion of the new dining room
will enable the men of Friendly hall
to have their own dining room back
The new extension will cost about
$1500. In addition a small bakeshop
will be added to the hall kitchen.
WILL GIVE EXAMINATION
FOR MILITARY ACADEMIES
December 5 Date Set—Appointments
Will Be Made in 1920 and
At the request of W. C. Hawley,
member of congress for the first
'district of Oregon, the University
will hold competitive examinations
here December 5 for applicants for
i appointment by him to the United
States military academy at West
Point and the United States naval
academy at Annapolis. Mr. Hawley
has two principals and six alternates
to nominate for admission to An
napolis, and a principal and two al
ternates for West Point. The West
Point appointment is for July 14.
1920, and the Annapolis appointees
are to report either on February IS
or April 20, 1920.
The candidates for tire West Point
! appointment, must not he under 17
! years of age or over 22. Men com
peting for the navy appointment must
not be less than 16 years of age nor
more than 20.
Candidates for either appointment
must be residents of the first con
gressional district of Oregon, which
includes all the counties west of
the Cascades, except Multnomah
During the past few years a num
ber of Oregon men have been ap
pointed both to Annapolis and West
Point and all have carried their work
there with honor. Among them are
Carlton McFadden of Junction City
and Wyville Sheehy of Portland, both
at West Point.
SECRETARY AND EDITOR TO BE
Louise Davis, President, to Speak on
Meetings at Corvallis and Out
line Work for Year
Louise Davis, the president, who
hopes to make this year the biggest
the league has ever had.
The first business which will be
taken up on Friday will be the elec
tion of a treasurer and a reporter to
succeed Gladys Hollingsworth and
Wanna McKinney, who are not in
school this term. The nominations
will be made from the floor.
A report will be given by Nancy
Fields, treasurer of the Women’s
league, on the finances of the league,
i She will also report on the money
raised this summer for the women’s
j building by the University girls.
Louise Davis will give a talk on
the Women’s .Federation of Clubs
T. H. GARRETT & Co.
Real Estate and Loans
Register Bldg. Phone 45.
DR. ROBERT M. GRAVES
Office over Varsity. Phone 65.
Physicians and Surgeons
DR. E. L. ZIMMERMAN
306 Constantine Wetherbie Bldg.
Office Phone 619. Res. Phone 1082.
Over Price Shoe Store. Phone 888.
Marinello toilet articles, Hair Goods
| made to order, Switches made from
combings, Manicuring, Scalp and Face
Home of the Students
814 Willamette Street.
! convention held at Corvallis this
week and will also appoint one of
the 16 delegates from the league to j
The Women's league will meet on j
Friday afternoon at 5 o’clock in Yil
lard hall. This will be the first meet i
ing of the year and every woman in
the University is expected to be pre
sent. A good beginning is urged by
assist in giving the report. Dean
Elizabeth Fox will speak to the girls
on the activities on the campus. The
Y.W.C.A. will be taken as the sub
ject of a talk by Mabyl Weller, and
.leannette Moss will speak on the
Women’s Athletic association.
Every girl is asked by Louise Davis
to bear in mind tire date for the
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We Make a Specialty
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Also a full supply of buns, rolls, cakes and pies
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Our delicatessen is the best and most complete
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