Oregon VOL. 21 OREGON Emerald -----.■.1 _. OCTOBER 23, 1919 NO. 9 mm is he or BIG FUDGE DAE Promise of Service to State is Read by Governor, as Students Stand REGENTS STRESS DUTY Obligation to Good Citizenship is Emphasized by Three Members of University Board “Loyalty is, I feel, the keynote of the pledge which you are about to make to the state of Oregon,” said Governor Ben C. Olcott today as a profound hush fell over the students who had thronged Villard hall to observe the annual pledge day cus tom of the University of Oregon. Governor Olcott then remarked as to the deep meaning and great sincerity’ of the occasion for everyone. In a voice that carried to the far thest recesses of the hall Governor Olcott read the pledge each student was making to the state: “As a student at the University which is maintained by the people of Oregon, I heartily acknowledge the obligation I owe. The oppor tunities open to me here for securing training, ideals and vision for life, I deeply appreciate, and regard as a sacred trust, and do hereby pledge my honor that it shall be my most cherished purpose to render as boun tiful a return to the Oregon people and their posterity, in faithful and arrant devotion to the common good, as will be in my power. It shall be the aim of my life to labor for the highest good and glory of an ever greater commonwealth.” When he had finished the entire assemblage rose in token of assent. Governor Expresses Appreciation In view of the fact that the hour was late Governor Olcott announced when introduced that he would fore go his speech. In manner and in words he expressed his deep appre ciation of the honor extended him in being asked to administer tthe pledge. As a preface to his remarks he re peated one of President Wilson’s stories which he had heard during the president’s visit in Oregon. An untried American colored regiment had just taken up its position near the German lines. The strain of the affair was telling on the troops. “What would you do,” asked the colonel of a soldier, “if you saw the Huns coming out of that wood?” “W-what would I do?” stammered the colored trooper, “I would im mediately disseminate the informa tion throughout France.” (Continued on page 3) Freakish Figures Feature Friday's Frolic and Fun The J. J. J., the biggest Junior Jazz Jinks in the history of the college, will be held in the men’s gymnasium tomorrow, Friday, night. The time for the gathering of the motley garbed members of the class of 1921 has been set for 8 o'clock and at this hour the campus will probably see one of the wildest and wierdest dress parades that it has been the pleasure of the assembled multitude to witness during their varied careers at the University. The Jinks is to be a hard time party and programs are “not being done this season.” Penalties, dire and drastic, await the person who appears at the function in garb that might be worn at any affair other than the junior party. Members of the class, both men and women, who did not appear in the lottery list are requested to make their own dates and come. If dates cannot be secured, come anyhow. And the music! The Triple J orchestra will be out and will dis pense some of the latest hard time music. “Pretty Baby” will be play ed at the ‘request of Sam Lehman, a member of the committee, and Theo Stoppenbach, another member of the gang that is responsible, has asked for the rendering of “Wrap Me in a Bundle and Take Me Home With You.” Alexander Brown has search ed through the old phonograph re cords and has finally selected “There’s a Little Bit of Lad in Every Good Little Person” as the most expressive of his opinion. Dick Lyons, the fourth member of the 'jommittee that did, then and there, in the presence of witnesses, perpe trate the arrangements for the af fair, announced his choice of the selection to be dedicated to him, but it is doubtful if it will get by the censor. DEGREES TO BE GRANTED Faculty to Meet in Special Session on Friday Afternoon There will be a special meeting of the faculty on Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock in Dean Straub’s class room for the purpose of the granting of degrees to a number of students who have recently completed the re quirements for graduation. The meeting is to be held at this time in order that the members of the board of regents may pass upon the degrees the following morning. In some of the cases it is urgent that action be had at once in order that teaching certificates may be granted and teachers, draw their pay. There will be some other petitions re quiring action. Girls Clamor Fir Mire Pep fr rr i? t? *? v? & * *" *” Women s League to Stir Things Women, women everywhere, and not a bit of pep! Thus floats dire rumor about the campus called Ore gon. This output of Dame Rumor is to receive the threat of a cfeath blow Friday, according to gentle but firm statements from certain highly es teemed members of the aleged “pep less sex" inhabiting said campus. How? At the Women’s league ral ly. When? Friday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Where? In the well worn assembly* room in Villard hall. The first move toward this death blow will be the rendering of the “peppy” Oregon songs intended to inject pep into said “pepless” mem bers. Certain songsters claim to be tuning up so that the staid gray roof of old Villard will tremble. Following this lusty outburst which will probably send the old Dame to an aurist, the meeting will proceed to elect a secretary and reporter to keep an accurate account of seeth ing statements” and “quivering ad dresses” so that, should the Old Dame take it into her troublesome head to overlook any pertinent points, evidence will be available in black and white, if necessary in red and white, for the filling out of her death sentence. Further staggerers contained in the onslaught planned by the “pepless” ones are oratorical shafts directed by Dean Elizabeth Fox, Mrs. George T. Gerlinger, Jeannette Moss, Mabyl Weller, Lotta Hollopeter and Louise Davis. • As a final blow an announcement will be made of the next “pepless” meeting to be held by the Women Leaguers on Thursday, Nov. 13. I GREEN CAPS EKCEPI WITH FULL UNIFORM Student Council Makes Rule on Headgear; November 11 Holiday Sought HOMECOMiNG TO BE AIDED No More Matinee Dances Save Fri day and Saturday, is Decision —Band Wanted Freshmen will not have to wear their green caps when they are in full military unifon*, according to a ruling made by the student coun cil last night. The council voted, however, to discourage the wearing of full military dress other than at drill hour. At all other times fresh men must wear their green caps. This recent ruling on the part of the council comes after the discussion raised last year when military auth orities in charge of drill forbade the j freshmen to wear their green caps with their full uniforms. The fresh men are now receiving their uniforms to be worn at drill, and trouble on this score again looms. The council went on record as favoring a holiday to celebrate the signing of the armistice, November 11, and a committee composed of Elmo Madden, Adelaide Lake and John Houston was appointed to put the proposition before the faculty in behalf of the student body of the University. The committee will also work in conjunction with the official Eugene committee in making prepar ations for a celebration. Rooters Caps to be Uniform To promote the success of Home coming the council has adopted a uniform rooter’s cap. Two samples were presented at the meeting. The one which was accepted is of sub stantial material with a two-inch wide lemon-yellow band around a dark green crown. A small green block “O” is attached to the band and a lemon-yellow tassel adorns the sop. Every rooter will be expected to purchase one of the caps for the big week-end; even freshmen will be allowed to put aside their modest headgear for the more frivolous de sign for the big game. They will cost 75c. Stickers advertising Homecoming will be out this Friday, it was an nounced, and will be sold for 30 cents a hundred. Social Activities Curtailed All matinee dances and other so cial activities will be discontinued ex cept on Friday and Saturdays, ac cording to the decision of the coun cil. It was also made known that rfean Fox desires all University wo | men to be in their places of residence | by 12:15 after dances. Harry Jamieson, Lindsay McArthur ! j and Carl Newbury were appointed j 1 to arrange for having the student ; band at all rallies and at the Home- j corning celebrations. The matter of: starting the work of arranging for 1 a student memorial for the 43 Oregon 1 men wiio gave their life in the world [ war was taken up and discussed by i the council. CLASS OFFICERS MEET Conference Held With Advisors on Student Problems How to bring about co-operation between class officers and advisers was the topic of discussion at the meeting of these officials in Dean Straub’s rom Tuesday evening. Straub's room Tuesday evening, duties should be to attend every class meeting of the group for which he is sponsor, to look after members of the class who seem to be flunk ing out or having trouble with their University wrork, to give advice and help in solving the class problems ALPHA KAPPA PSI TO INITIATE FOUR Humorous Orations to be Delivered Soon by Leslie, Strowbridge, Williams and Steers Alpha Kappi Psi, national honor ary commerce fraternity, has elect ed “Brick” Leslie, Eddie Strowbridge, “Bas" Williams, to its membership,; and will hold initiation within ttie next few days. This is the' only men's commerce fraternity on the campus. ‘‘Bill” Steers, who was elected two years ago, will also be initiated at this time. The present chapter of the fra ternity is composed of Ray Kinney, Herman Lind, Stanford Anderson, Lee Hulbert, Kenneth Bartlett, Snrague Carter, Morris Morgan and Harry Jamieson. Alpha Kappa Psi initiation is one of the very interesting events of the year. The neophytes are dress ed to represent some person or sub ject, generally presenting a ludicrous appearance, and deliver orations on some supposed-to-be vital subject, about which they commonly know very little. It is probable that the initiation will be held, as in the past, on the steps of Deady hall, where the initiates may be viewed by students interested. PORTLAND MEN TO JUDGE Folger Johnson and E. T. Misch to View Student Drawings Folger Johnson, a prominent archi tect of Portland, and B. T. Misch, for merly connected with the United States housing corporation, will be at the University of Oregon on Wed nesday, October 29, to judge the work of the students in the depart ment of architecture for the lirst month. Following a new plan for student work in the senior year in the school of architecture, the conclusion of the first term’s work will include the de signing of a city plan, using the topography of the vicinity of Eugene as a foundation. Mr. Johnsoi^ and Mr. Misch will judge the work which has been accomplished so far. On Wednesday evening Mr. John son and Mr. Misch will he the guests of the architectural club and the art club at an informal reception in the art studio. Mr. Johnson is a graduate of Columbia university and the Ecole des Beaux Arts of Paris. Mr. Misch is now engaged in architectural work in Portland. He was formerly park superintendent of Portland. LIBRARY ADDS MORE ROOM Many New Magazines Filled With Current News on Shelves The library is still so badly con gested on \yeek evenings that an other reading room has had to be added. This second room Is for the use of all r;ommer> k;l students. Its location is Hoorn 4, on the ground floor. | The reference u partment is equip ping itself with a better stock of magazines, in addition to the mili tary magazines recently added there ire now many magazines /liscussing the after-war situation, the working 3ut of the peace treaty among the smaller nations and the Shantung question. Good periodicals on the last topic ire Japan Magazine and Japan So ciety Bulletin, in the history section, md the Far Eastern Fortnightly in the economics section. Magazine^ treating the other ques :ions are the Jugo-Slav Review, New Armenia, and Young India. General questions on the results of the war may be found especially good in Asia, New Europe, Struggling Rus da, and In France. The latter was iormerly the Victory Magazine, deal :ng especially with our relations with Prance. Subscribe for the Emerald. GOVERNOR OLCOTT INSPIRED By TRIP ID UNIVERSITY; SAYS STATE IS PROUD OF INSTITUTION MISS FENTON ATTENDS HOMECOMING EVENT Alumni and Ex-Students Enthusiastic Over Big Day—Service Men to Be Here Tlio “old grads” and former stu dents are afraid Oregon has lost her spirit and are coming back to show how things used to be. The informa tion conies from Miss Charlie Fen ton, alumni secretary, who has just returned from a trip to Portland in the ^interest of Homecoming Week end. “The enthusiasm for Homecoming there was very high,” said Miss Fen ton. “In fact, everyone I asked said he was coming back. Most of them are service men who haven’t been hero since T5 or TO and thoy have heard that since Oregon has grown so much larger she has lost her spirit. Now it is up to us to show them that this is not truo,” she says. ! While in Portland Miss Fenton at tended the alumni luncheon held at the Benson hoteL Saturday at 12:30, in the interest of Homecoming week end. She said that the luncheon was very successful and that there was lots of spirit. Over 100 people were in attendance and tho program was very entertaining. Mrs. Anna Robert Stephenson, ’96, of Portland, gave a talk on the state alumni.; Colin V. Dyment, professor of journalism in the University, spoke on extension work in Portland; Dr. Joseph Schafer, head of the his tory department of the University, talked of campus life and activities; Frank Branch Riley gave a humor ous talk, and Miss Fenton spoke In behalf of Homecoming. Mr. Riley will give a lecture in Portland Friday for the benefit of the women’s build ing, Miss Fenton said. This lecture, “The Lure of the Northwest,” is the same one which won him fame in the east this summer. Yesterday Miss Fenton stopped in Salem, where she saw various alum ni and former students. Many of them told her they would surely be back for Homecoming. FACULTY ORGANIZE CLUB All Instructors Interested in Social Science Eligible Members of 'the faculty of the University yesterday organized a So cial Science club, to promote In terest in the social sciences and dis cussion of the wide range of topics included under that head. Dr. Joseph Schafer, pro: sor of history, was elected presit nit, and Sam Bass Warner, professor of law, secretary. Meetings aro to be held on the fourth Tuesday of each month. A program committee to be named by Dr .Shafer and Professor Warner will prepare a program for the next meet ing .which will be held next Tues day. It was voted to admit to member ship not only those members of the faculty actively engaged in teaching the subjects known as social sciences but any others of the faculty suf ficiently interested to desire member ship. Idaho Enrollment Increases Figures submitted by J. G. Eld ridge, dean of the University of Ida ho faculty, show that the university’s student population is approximately 70 per cent larger this fall than in 1917, the last normal year for insti tutions of higher education in the northwest. Oregon’s Finances Reason More is Not Done Here UNUSUAL OPPORTUNITY GIVEN, IS HIS VIEW Executive Declares Students Should Go Out as Highest Type of Citizen (By Helen Manning) The state of Oregon has been com pared to small nations and families, hut Governor Olcott added a new basis of comparison today when he likened it to a peanut stand while he was on the campus administering the state loyalty pledge to the stu dents of the University. No re flections, citizens, the governor meant no slam, "this is a great state" and a great institution. But finances are finances, and it’s just here that the peanut stand rolls in. “Oregon is proud of its Univer sity,” said Governor Olcott, "proud that so small a state could make its educational center one of the lead ing institutions in the United States and do this without ovenstepping its financial resources. Oregon is like a peanut stand in that it can not carry on its business or maintain its existence unless it is first able to pay for its peanuts.” Thus the “flying” governor hit it off for both the state and this great institution. Remember the parable of the peanut stand, and live withiu Oregon and its means. Becoming more serious, Governor Olcott said: “This has been a wonderful inspira tion to me to see all these eager young people here—inspiration in deed." Speaking of the University lie said: You young people are being given exceptional opportunities. Not all of our citizens are so fortunate as to be accorded the benefits of the higher education which Is awaiting you here through the application of your own efforts and your own in dustry. Your state will expect you to go out in life, when you leave this University, as citizens of the highest type. Your words and acts will be the advertisements of your college for good or ill.” Governor Olcott left on the 1:50 train for Salem. He will return to the campus with Mrs. Olcott Nov. 17 to attend the Homecoming fes tivities. Lawrence to Lecture in Portland E. F. Lawrence, dean of the school of architecture, will give a lecture to the business women’s art class in Portland on October 31. His subject will be “The Elements of Architec ture.” r I _ Dean to Attend New York Meeting Dean E. F. Lawrence, of the school I of architecture, will leave the Ore gon campus on November 5 for New , York, where he will attend a meet ing of tho board of directors of the American Institute of Architects, of which he is a director. The sessions will begin on November 11. Dean Lawrence expects to be gone two weeks. CHALLENGE t We, the members of the Junior class, do challenge the Senior class to a game of foot ball to be played at the first open date.