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About Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 8, 1919)
Official student body paper of the
University of Oregon, published every
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday of
the college year by the Associated
Entered in the postofflce at Eugene,
Oregon, as second class matter.
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LEITH F. ABBOTT
Assistant News Editor
HARRY A SMITH
Alexander Brown, Raymond Lawrence
Adelaide Lake Louise Davis
Paul Farrington, Pierce Cumings
J. Jacobson, Earle Rlrchardson, Velma
Rupert, Charles Gratke, Eleanor Spall,
John Houston, Stanley Eisman, Anna
may Bronough, Eunice Zimmerman,
Frances Quissenberry, Pauline Coa*d,
Arvo Simola Maybelle Leavitt
Alta Kelly, Dan Welsh, Larry Grey,
Ruth Nash, John Newhall, Charles
Editor . 660
Manager . 666
Campus office . 666
Down town office .1316
THE METRIC SYSTEM
The faculty of the University of
Oregon Thursday passed a resolution
recommending to congress the adop
tion of the metric system of men
suration, placing itself in lino with
one of the most progressive move
ments in the field of American in
Motrics are based upon the deci
mal system and are as superior to
the present British system as the
American monetary standard is to
the English reckoning by shillings
and pounds, its simplicity makes un
necessary the reduction of feet to
inches by lengthy division and cubic j
yards to gallons by slide rule cal
culations. When metrics are used
all that is necessary is to move the
The adoption in the I'nitod States
of the metric system would of ne
cessity be a slow process, but a law
of congress setting it. as the official
American standard, would lay the
foundation for what would ultimately
give the country a, system of men
suration vastly superior io the one
now m vogue.
CAMPUS CALI NUAR
4:o0 p.m- Debate meeting in Pro
Lessor Prescott's room.
9:30 a.m. -Assembly In Villurd ball. J
10:30 a.m—Down town celebration.
1:00 p.m.- Parade starting from Ar
3:00 p.m.—Speeches In Armory,
3:00 p.m. Football game between K
H. S. ami Franklin higb
school on Kincaid field.
8:00 p.m.- Dunce In Armory,
8:00 p.m Student council meeting.
5:00 p.m Women's league meeting
7:15 p.m Homecoming meeting. l>r.|
' VERSE MO WORSE
By W. F. Plus Be Be.
.. Too True
Good-bye to dear old brake beam,
Don’t ride them, Prexy said,
I warn you not to beat thy way,
You can’t root when you’re dead.
And many rooters we will need,
But cripples are “taboo.”
What if the freight would jump the
And kill a man or two?
So heed ye to my wise advice,
Just think how mussed you’d feel
To have the engineer slow up.
And scrape you off the wheel.
• * *
The squirrels about the camuus frisk,
They live on nuts, ’tis said.
These kernels rare are everywhere
Each a green cap on his head.
* * •
A rooster broke the silence,
The day was drawing near;
When all at once the old alarm
Starts clanging in my ear.
The downy sheets I had to leave,
I knew that was no dream;
We must arise at this small hour
To 'give a sendoff to the team.
Around me on the sleeping porch
Were noises quite amusing;
Some men were snoring oskies,
Yes, everyone was snoozing.
I’m Just a freshman, as you know,
It fell my lot to wake ’em;
We had to see the warriors off
So round I went to shake ’em.
Oh, sleep you are a gentle thing,
But waking up is—well,
Just what the fellows called me
I sure will never tell.
At last I got the rooters up;
The zang was surely there.
They grab a bite of cornflakes,
Then to the station tear.
Need I say that the sendoff
Was heard for miles around.
With noisy noise the football men
Were oskled out of town.
Bashful Bertram says: “1 agree
with DeWitt Gilbert's Winuagin when
he said, ‘You can take u boy off
tin' farm but you can’t take the farm
iff the hoy.’ We'll know you Aggies!”
* * *
Speaking of (). A. (\ we understand
that it is called a Cow College by
many. That may be all right but
some of them are going to look
pretty sheepish alter Nov, 15.
• * •
And still further concerning our
"sister" institution. O. A. C's prize
cows may be great but they do not
compare with the Steers id’ Oregon.
EXTENSION WORK GROWS
1450 Enrolled in the Portland Center
•—53 Courses Offered
The 1'ortlanU router of the exten
sion division of the University of
Oregon Iws enrolled up until Novem
ber t. 1450 persons. They are divid
ed pretty evenly among the 53 courses
The courses are classed under
three general heads, liberal arts, com
merce and social service, the most
popular classes being those of foreign
trade, ' commercial Spanish, ethical
evolution, short story and principals
Early Hours Fail
to Dampen Spirits
of Oregon Rooters
To him who, in his love of rallies,
forsakes the Ostermoor and accom
panies the team to the train e’er it
is yet light, Friday morning’s dem
onstration at the 7:25 Oregon Elec
tric when the University squad de
parted for its clash with W. S. C.
at Portland, was indeed a Joy.
It was some rally. Led by the 33
piece University hand, hundreds of
Oregon men and women—showing it
—made their way to the depot and
under the sped of Slim Crandall’s
leadership gave the team one of the
best send-offs ever seen in Eugene—
at least at that time in the morning.
There were women there—lots of
them—but it is said that at some
places along the course to town
short rallies were held for those who
rallied—that occasionally some co-ed
who apparently had no Big Ben or
anything, would shove an enthusiastic
head from her window and voice her
approval of the demonstration—e’er
she returned to bed.
Nearly 300 students were passen
gers on the special train which left
the Southern Pacific station yester
afternoon at 1:30. And there were a
great many who took later and ear
lier trains. Most everybody’s in
Rests On Siding;
Rooters Miss Game
“There’s many a slip ’twixt the cup
and the lip.” The truth of this old
adage will be vouched for by a
number of University men. Depleted
pocketbooks, coupled with a desire
to see the Oregon-Washington Ag bat
tle at Portland this afternoon^ led
a group of students to board an out
going freight early Friday morning.
Under coyer of darkness the men
thickly populated three lumber cars.
All went fine and many of the men
fell asleep with memories of “a pen
ny saved is a penny earned” easing
the roughness of their private cars.
Not long after the Journey started
—about five miles out of Eugene—
the train stopped. The engine un
coupled, the train broke up and
cars switched about. Many of our
friends, the newly dubbed “knights of |
the road,” were asleep and those who
were awake did not notice the man-|
oeuvres of the locomotive.
It was not until a few minutes later'
when the toot of the engine coupled
with sounds of a moving train, to
gether with the immobility of the
cars they were resting on, brought
the men to their senses
They quickly assembled from their
various perches on the cars ana
looked about at their surroundings.
The lumber cars on which they had
been riding now .rested on the side,
track of a small hamlet. The rear
light, of the caboose on the freight
train twinkled a merry goodnight to
the dumbfounded studes, as the train
swung around a bend far down the
Well to make a long story short,
the men only had to walk seven miles
back to Eugene while old Jupe
Pluvius sent down his blessings in
the form of copious quantities of
SMYTHE TEACHES 150
■ U of O. Graduate Instructs Geology
Freshmen at Cornell
Donald DeCou Smytlie, a nephew
of Professor DeCou and a geology
Honor student in last year's graduat
ing class, is now in lthica. New’ York,
where he is an instructor in econ
omic geology at Cornell. He said in
a recent letter to his uncle that he
has charge of 150 freshmen in classes
and laboratories. The remainder of
his time is devoted to graduate study
of geology, especially engineering
geology. llis wife, formerly Miss
Krma Zimmerman, a graduate of the
University in 1919, is also in New
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Show Your Oregon Spirit
The Third Red Cross Membership Roll Call is on
this week* No Students of the University need be
told about this great relief organization* The Red
Cross is cvcrybodys friend, the world needs its work,
in peace as well as in war. You are doing your
duty to humanity when you
Join The Red Cross
Do not wait to be solicited
Look up the Red Cross representatide in your home
or see Miss Dailey at the Y* W. Bunglow, and get
Your Dollar Will Help! Join!
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