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DECEMBER 1. 191!> _ _ NUMBER 25
hi mum was
Advertiser of Northwest’s Least
Known Product—Its Out
doors,Talks at Assembly
SCENIC GRANDEUR LAUDED
Sparkling Wit Mixed With Inimitable
Imagery Keeps Pace With Views
Flashed on Screen
From President Campbell’s “ex-;
travagant kick-off” of which he ‘
complained in his quaintly humorous
way, Frank Branch Riley held his
audience spellbound for an hour and
a half in assembly today. Mixing
sparkling wit with inimitable im
agery, he kept pace with Homer
Rogers, his trained operator, as pic
ture after picture flashed on the
screen, revealing a hidden granduer
in Oregon scenery which Oregon
students had never grasped before.
Asking that for the moment each
one imagine that he were in Pitts
burg, Mr. Riley launched his illus
trated lecture which he said was to
advertise the most productive and
neglected of all western raw prod
ucts, the northwest’s scenery. In
quick succession followed the pri
meval forests, the great log rafts
of the Columbia, the wooden ships
upon the way in the bustle of war
time production. A gasp ran through
the audience as the autumn shades
caught in the leaves of the forest
undergrowth and the drooping vine'
maples blazed out before their eyes!
in flaming red.
Columbia Scenes Shown.
And quickly, everchanging, Riley
led on to the fishing fleet that
crept out into the dusk on the Col
umbia’s mouth, to the laden seines
in the beating surf, to the fish
wheels in the upper stretches and
finally to the spawning salmon in
the sands of the rippling stream.
“They literally swim up the Col
umbia into the cans,’’ said Riley, as
the interior view of a salmon ware
house with its stacks of cans ap
peared on the screen.
Mount Hood, Mount Ranier, Mount
Baker, the Canadian Rockies and
Crater lake followed in a panorama.
Great glaciers and rock masses
loomed across canyons,' delicate flow
ers peeped from receding snowdrifts
or clung to clefts m walls of rock,
but it was not the wonderful shading
and color reproduction alone which
brought to the spectator the tang of
the mountain air, or the feel of the
breeze from the ice field. It was
rather the speaker who carried them
with him, and yet whi kept them
just on the verge of reality, whose
ready wit sensed their feelings, now
made them laugh, now thrilled them.
Lecture Enlivened with Anecdotes.
Mr. Riley followed his Columbia
Highway scenes with humorous an
ecdotes of its builders. He tried all
his art as a speaker to keep his aud
ience quiet as the noon hour quickly
passed. “Very dark on the last
three pictures, Homer,” he would
say, and then some time later,
‘Rush them through for the last
five minutes, Homer,” he would call
again. How well he succeeded one
could easily guess when watches reg
istered 12:45 as the lights came on.
President Campbell announced the
placing on sale of the Red Cross
Christmas stamps, the proceeds of
v^hich to go toward fighting tuber
culosis. Mr. Riley added a few words
in support and praise of the Red
Cross at the beginning of his lec
Pr'nceton Students Aid Drive.
Sixteen representatives of the
Princeton speakers’ association were
sent out to speak before civic clubs
and high schools in behalf of the
Roosevelt Memorial campaign
Cardinal Gets Degree from Chicago.
An honorary degree of Doctor of
Laws was conferred upon Cardinal
Mercier, archbishop of Malines, dur
ing his recent visit at the Univer
sity of Chicago
CLUB IS ORGANIZED
BY MAJORS IN LAW
Lyle McCroskey Elected President—
Fourteen Students Charter
The University of Oregon Law
Students’ club has recently been or-1
ganized by fourteen law students
with Lyle V. McCroskey as president.
This club has for its purpose the fur
thering of the study of the science
of law, according to Mr. McCroskey.
As yet no regular times for meeting
have been decided upon.
The members of the club are May
nard Harris, Joe Hedges, Gordon
Wells, Kenneth Armstrong, Nish
Chapman, Ben Ivey, William Cole
man, Borden Wood, Francis Wade,
Joe Ingram, Frederick Howard, Earl
Conrad, and Sylvester Burleigh, Pro
fessors S. B. Warner and Thomas A.
Larremore of the university law de
partment are honorary members.
GUN INSTRUCTION STARTS
Carson to Teach Cadets the Use of
Instruction in the operation and
tactical use of the Browning auto
matic rifle was started today under
the direction of Allan Carson, a uni
versity student, who became familiar
with the use of the gun overseas.
Three cadets from each of the four
companies have been detailed for
instruction which will cover the per
iod from December 1 to 15. The
periods will be spent studying the
nomenclature of the gun, two study
ing the operation and the remaining
two periods of the course will be
devoted to the study of its tactical
The cadets from the different com
panies who will take instruction are:
Company A—-Carl Epping, Edwin
Fraser, Austin H. Hazard.
Company B—Raymond Andrews,
Ctewart Belcher, Virl Bennehoff.
Company C—Cecd D. Bell, John
Booker, James B. Burleson.
Company D—irvii g Huntington,
Chas. Gratke, Ralph McClaflin.
WAR PAMPHLETS ARRIVE
Library Gets 19 Volumes on Conflict
—“The Octagon” Received
Nineteen volumes of pamphlets
relative to European war and world
conditions have been received by the
library. These publications are
bound acording to subjects. Some
of the subects are Americanism, Bel
gian deportations, German atrocities,
war aims, etc.
“The Octagon’’ is an elaborate
book which has just been entered
into the files of the library, dealing
with the house by that name in
Washington, D. C-, in which the
Ghent treaty was signed and where
President Davis lived after the white
house was damaged by fire.
ALMACK WRITES ARTICLE
School Board Journal Sends Check
for $32.75 to Author
John C. Almack, acting director of
the extension division of the Uni
versity of Oregon, has written an
article entitled “Keeping up in
Teaching,” which was printed in
the November, 1919, number of the
School Board Journal.
Mr. Almack was pleasantly sur
prised to receive a check for $32.75
for this article as he was unaware
of the fact that the publishers of
this magazine gave any remunera
tion for educational articles.
MISS OLSON TAKES REST
Employee of Library for Past Ten
Years Gets Leave of Absence
Miss Olga E. Olsen, order clerk
of the university library, has been
given a leave of absence for several
months, on account of ill health.
Miss Olsen has been with the library
for about ten years, entering the
institution immediately after her
graduation from the university.
On account of the Mask and Busk
in play Saturday night the Kappa
Sigma smoker has been indefinitely
PLAN TOURING PM
FOR EUROPE III 1921
17 Girls Signify Intentions of
Going on Trip
DEAN FOX TO BE CHAPERON
Itinerary to Include Places of In
terest on Continent and in
“Europe in 1921” is perhaps the
latest popular slogan on the univer
sity campus. It relates to a plan
of Dean Elizabeth Fox to conduct
a party of women from the Univer
sity of Oregon through Europe dur
ing the summer of 1921. A party
of 20 or 30 is as large a group as
Dean Fox hoped to organize when
she suggested her plan, but already
approximately that number have de
clared their intentions of joining the
Some of the women interested in
the trip have suggested the forma
tion of .a club to sustain interest
among those intending to go across
and for the study of the countries
1 to be visited. It has been suggested
! that women interested in joining
such a club should enroll with Dean
Fox at once.
On the trip as planned Dean Fox
| will be a conductor. Miss Julia Bur
gess, who has spent much time
I abroad, will acompany the group and
| will give a resume of sights to be
seen before each place of interest is
reached. The tour will probably be
under the direction of some tourist
company, probably Thomas Cook &
Son, who would submit various itin
eraries at various prices. Under
this plan all transportation arranged;
tickets bought and accommodations
secured by the company. Miss Fox
as conductor, would act in this ca
pacity under the company
Cost to Be About $800.
Miss Fox desires the party to be
made up of University of Oregon
graduates and undergraduates. It
is impossible to know just what the
expense of the tour will be, but
every attempt will be made to keep
it within the means of the college
girls, said Miss Fox. She estimates
that the probable cost per person will
be from $800 to $1,000.
The party will sail on a French
steamer early in June, 1921, and
will land at Bordeaux. In France
they will visit the lhieresting chat
eaus of Blois, Amboise. Azey le
Rideau and Chinon. They will like
wise visit Paris. In Switzerland
they will see lake Geneva and will
not miss the chateau de Chillon on
lake Geneva. In Belgium they will
visit Brussels, Ghent, Bruges and
Antwerp. They will go into Hol
land and sail from a Dutch port for
j England, and go from there either
: to Scotland or Wales. The party
; will return to the United States in
! time for the women to enter the
university in the fall term.
Several Girls Interested.
Both Miss Burgess and Dean Fox
are excellently equipped to conduct
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System of Ranking Students
Only Awaiting Faculty
FOR SOPHOMORE PLEDGING
Dean Fox Says Rush-week Distracts,
Unnecessarily From Work of
Plans for improving scholarship at!
the University were discussed at aj
meeting of the faculty colloquium in
Dean John Straub’s room Tuesday j
evening. Among others were the '
plan of publishing grades, changing
the value of grades, sophomore pledg
ing and expansion of the “Oregon
Legislation is to be presented to
the faculty by the colloquium pro
viding for the publishing of grades
and if the suggestion which they have |
made were to be approved by the fa
culty, grades would run ClassI, Class'
II, Class III and Class IV, instead of
H, S, M and P. Students then, in
stead of being arranged alphabetical
ly, would sit in classes according to
merit. The whole list of those who
passed in each subject would then be
published in order of merit, as for
Class I—John Doe, Portland. 2.
Richard Roe, Marshfield. 3. Jane Coe,
Class II.—1. James Smith, Eugene.
2. Henry Brown, Tacoma. 3. etc.
Class V., containing the names of
students who received the grade now
labelled F, would he omitted. Publi
cation of the names with the home
towns would he obtained in the news
papers, if possible. The motion was
made by Dr. Joseph Schafer as the
result of an outline given by Profes
sor Colin Dyment of the grading sys
tem now in vogue in Canadian uni
A motion carried in favor of chang
ing the system of the valuaing of
grades, for example, under the pres
ent system if a student gets 45 hours
“P,” he is granted the 45 hours as if
he had the same number of hours “H”.
Under the new plan the student with
45 hours “H” might get credit for 50
hours, while the one with 45 hours
“P” would get only 40 hours.
Rush-Week is Distraction
The subject of sophomore pledging
was brought up by Dean Elizabeth
Fox. She stated that she believed
, rush-week an unnecessary distraction
for the incoming freshmen, especial
ly from getting settled down to work.
She said further that all of the houses
were willing to adopt this plan last
year but that it could not be done on
account of lack of .housing facilities.
In this connection there was consid
erable discussion of the housing con
ditions and plans for overcoming the
A committee will be appointed, fol
lowing the suggestion of Miss Julia
Burgess, to work out a plan whereby
scholarship may he improved by en
listing the co-operation of the stu
dents. Miss Burgess suggests a slogan
for this campaign, “Expand Oregon
Spirit.” She wishes to include schol
arship with football and other ac
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Here’s The Schedule Just Out
Here’s where you get your fortunes
Gather ’round and see if you can
frame your examination schedule to
permit your hegira for home a day or
Here follows information on when
you will come up for the final tests.
If you have three exams on one day
just grin and think how funny it is
and that maybe it will enable you to
put away a few more of mother’s
The quizzes are two hours eacn and
members of the faculty who have
been interviewed assert that they
have an effect on the term’s grades.
In some quarters it is predicted that
1 the attendance of the University will
be halved next semester, a rumor al
ways common at this period in the
Here they are:
Wednesday, December 17
8:00—3, 4, 5 hour 10 o’clock classes.
10:00—3, 4. 5 hour 1:15 o’ccl. classes.
1:15—Freshman English composition,
Thursday, December 18
8:00—3, 4, 5 hour 9 o’clock classes.
10:00—3, 4, 5 hour 2:15 o’cl. classes.
1:15—Economic history, all divisions.
Friday, December 19
8:00—3, 4, 5 hours 8 o’clock classes.
10:00—3, 4, 5 hour 11 o’clock classes.
All other courses to be arranged by
instructor. Evenings and Saturdays
TEAM TO MEET O. A. C.
Aggies to be Strengthened by Addi
tion of New Men
The soccer team has been work
ing faithfully each night, in prepar
ation for the game with O. A. C.
next Saturday, December 6, and all
of the men are reported to be hi
good shape. The probable lineup
will be as follows: Goal, Harry
Schmeer; fullbacks, Herman Lind,
Henry Koerber; halfbacks, Dwight
Parr, Paul Downard, Frank Bosch,
Lyle Bain; forwards, Jay Fox Wil
lard Abies, Art Ritter, Curtis Phil
lips, John Tuerck, Hube Jacabberg
This combination worked well in
the last game and should prove sat
isfactory next Saturday. 0. A- C.
it is expected will be greatly
strengthened by the addition of sev
eral new men who were unable to
be in the game between the two
teams on homecoming week and a
tough game is expected.
CAMPUS COUPLE TO WED
Marjorie Kay and Hollis Huntington
Of interest to college folk is the
announcement of the engagement of
Marjorie Kay, daughter of T. B. Kay
of Salem, to Hollis Huntington of
The Dalles, Wednesday evening at
the Gamma Phi Beta House and at
the Phi Delta Theta house.
Miss Kay is an honor student in
economics, was for two years a
member of the varsity tennis team,
and has been prominent in all class
and college activities.
Mr. Huntington is fullback on the
varsity this year, and held the same
position on the team in 1916. He
was in the service for two years,
being a lieutenant in the marine
corps. Both Miss Kay and Mr.
Huntington are members of the
As yet no definite date has been
set for the wedding .
Betrothal of Dorothy Dixon and Wil
lard Hollenbeck Made Public
At a formal dinner party at the
Gamma Phi Beta house Tuesday ev
ening, Dorothy Dixon, daughter of
Regent A. C. Dixon of Eugene, an
nounced her engagement to Willard
Hollenbeck, a member of Sigma Nu.
Miss Dixon was a member of the
Emerald staff last year and won her
Emerald “O ”, and is also a member
of Mu Phi Epsilon, honorary musical
j fraternity- Both she and Mr. Hol
lenbeck are members of the junior
Mr. Hollenbeck is a member of
To-Ko-Lo, sophomore men’s honor
society and last year was a mem
ber of the executive committee.
No date has been set for the wed
GRACE MILLER MARRIES
Chi Omega Freshman Weds Portland
Sompletely surprising her sorority
sisters and other friends, Grace Mil
ler, a pledge of Chi Omega, instead
of returning to college after the
Thanksgiving holidays, was married
to Itussell Carl, a prominent young
dentist of Portland Saturday even
Miss Miller was a freshman in the
university and was prominent on the
campus. She was a member of the
university girls’ glee club. Mr. Carl
graduated last year from Pacific
| Dental college in Portland and has
since been practicing in Portland.
The young couple expect to* make
their permanent home in Seattle,
in the near future where Mr. Carl
will open offices.
Expected to Fill
CANVASSERS TO WORK
OVER NEW TERRITORY
Movement to be Brought Be
fore University Men and
Women Next Assembly
The first effort of the entire student
body of tho University to raise funds
for the women's building is being
planned now by the student council
and the Greater Oregon committee.
Most of the previous funds have been
obtained by the alumni of the Univer
sity or special groups of loyal citi
zens of Oregon under the leadership
of Mrs. George T. Gerlinger, regent
of the University, who lias worked
unceasingly in the interest of the
Contributions toward the fund have
been made by the women of the Uni
versity individually and by the majors
in physical education. University wo
men during the summer vacations
have been instrumental also in rais
ing money by giving benefit teas and
dances, but these sums have neces
sarily been small.
The present plan is for the men and
women of the University to raise
*;>U,UU0 during the Christmas holidays.
Vv uon me students return to ttteir
homes they yvill take with them
pledge cards and they will visit men
aim women of their town and com
munity, asKing them to make either a
cusa coutriounon or a pledge towards
tne bunding fund. It is expected that
contributions ranging from $5 to
,>uuuo will bo received. Only the larg
er towns of Oregon have had an op
portunity to give to the women’s
uundni'g fund, say members of the
student council, and there are many
communities thus far unsolicited.
Students to Bring Contributions
Eacu university student will be
asked to bring with him to the Uni
versity utter Christmas vacation a
minimum contribution ot toward
the iund. The desired average per
student is higher than this. The
money may be a gift Irom tne student
u lie does not care to ask the con
tribution from others.
competition among the various sec
tions ot tne state in the matter of
raising funds lias been planned. Ore
gon lias been divided into seven sec
nous, eacu Headed by a chairman, who
win have general supervision of the
work in that territory. At the open
ing of the second term the winning
district will be determined and a tab
let bearing tne name oi tne section,
tne names of the chairman and his
.mipeis will be prepared. The tablet
win ne placed in tne building.
President Campbell Endorses. Move
"i ms menus is one of tne best in
putting tne university beioro tne peo
pie ot cregon,” said President Camp
non in spuauiiig to tne stuuont couo
oil on tne matter oi student solicit
atlou. “An individual gift, no matter
now small it may be, insures tue in
roiest oi me donor m tue university,
we need me interest ot the people o
At the meeting of the associated
stuuenis on next Thursday tne ptai
wm no presented to tue students
opociut speakers on his occasion wn
no Mrs. George T. Oerliuger, regen
ot tne university; Mrs. Uoy T. lush
op, of Portland; liomer 1). Augeh,
iuosident oi me Alumni association,
who has been asked to be the prin
cipat speaker. Stanford Anderson,
president oi the student bony, wn
Student chairman of the drive in
the uiuerent sections of the state art
wniameite vahey, Marjorie Kay,
eastern Oregon, Harris Ellsworth; up
tier uuiumoia, mnusay JUCal’lUUl ,
i ortlaud, Vvilbur Carl; lower Colum
ota, ljorothy Woottou; southern Ore
gon, Lawrence Gray; coast, Nell YVai