Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920, December 11, 1919, Image 1

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DECEMBER 11, 1919 _ NUMBER 28
Wilbur Carl, Student Chairman
of Women’s Building Drive
Outlines Plans
Each Student to Raise Sum of $20.00
During the Christmas Vac
Somewhere between Eugene and
Portland, Mrs. George T. Gerlinger,
one of the special speakers, sched
uled to appear at the last assembly
of the fall term, was held snow
bound on a Southern Pacific train
today while the student body met and
waited. Mrs. Roy Bishop and Homer
Angell, also scheduled to speak,
were unable even to start from Port
land, and songs by the men’s glee
club, who were encored an embar
rassing number of times, occupied
the time until finally, new speakers
were rushed into the breach to put
the Woman’s Building campaign is
sue before the assembly.
“Bib” Carl, chairman of the cam
paign committee, previously branded
by Dean Elizabeth Fox as a “man
of enthusiasm,” drove home the
point and purpose of the movement
in his opening statements.
“The building has been started,”
he said. “For three or four years
they have been out for the money
for it. All but $30,000 if it has
been raised. We are going out this
Christmas and raise that, so we can
get the whole thing off our minds
and forget it.”
No Burden on Students.”
Carl pointed out that it was not
the intention of the committee to
lay any extra burden on the stu
dents. “We are not after your
money,” he said. “We are merely
asking each of you to go out and
raise $20, among your relatives and
The state has been divided into
seven sections, Carl explained, with
a chairman in charge of each. These
chairmen are selected students to
take charge of the work in each town
in the district- Plans for the drive
for funds in each section are now
being worked out, and publicity is
being given through the county pa
The pledge cards which had been
distributed, he said, were not prom
ises to pay, but merely to indicate
what each one would try to do, and
to show that each one was ready
to do his utmost to put it over.
The building is a necessity, he de
clared, and the commitee is asking
the support of everyone to insure
that it will be available to meet
the needs of the university as soon
as possible.
New Building Needed.
The completion of the Women’s
building by next fall, President
Campbell stated, in explaining the
needs of the university to the student
body today, is the only means of re
lieving the pressure and allowing
the University of Oregon to accom
modate its students next year. He
. went on to explain that the universi
ty had pressing need of a new li- ^
brary, auditorium and recitation
building. These, he explained, can
only be obtained by" intiative meas
ures, and will take time before they
can be brought before the people
By completing the Women’s build
ing before next fall, more room will j
be made available in the other build
ings. The university, he declared,
must either make provision to care
for the increasing number of stu
dents or limit the number admitted
each year.
Large Gift in Sight.
In speaking directly of the cam
paign which the students have ini
tiated to raise $30,000 during the
holidays, President Campbell said
$10.00 Prize to Lure Vacationists to
Work — Contest to Close
January 15
Indications are that a number of
j students are writing poems for the
Theta Sigma Phi poetry contest,
said members of the woman's jou
rnalims fraternity last night. No
work has been tui-ned in yet, how
ever. The closing date has been
set for January 15.
The award is to be $10 for the best
piece of poetry about the Oregon
campus contributed by a university
student, either man or woman. An
additional honor is that the poem
chosen will be printed in the Ore
gana, signed by the author. A judg
ing committee consisting of faculty
members, honorary members of the
fraternity and two representatives
of the organization will determine
the best piece of work.
“Christmas vacation should be the
time when most of those who intend
to make contributions will have time
to put their thoughts on paper,”
said a Theta Sigma Phi. “We hope
that enough will compete for the
prize to make the prize worth while.”
The plan of the fraternity is to
stimulate interest in literary at
tempts, poetical' as wTell as journal
istic. At some later time prizes may
be offered in different fields so that
everyone may have an opportunity
to try.
Contributions should be placed in
an envelope and placed on the Ore
gana desk in the Emerald office in
the journalism . annex. They should
be addressed to Theta Sigma Phi.
More than 50 students are en
rolled for correspondence study in
the extension division and they
arrange from a trapper in Klamath
county, 50 miles from a railroad,
who is tudying short story writing,
to 'college professors, and include
132 school teachers taking reading
circle courses. These courses sup
plement the reading required of the
teacher by law, and enable the teach
er to earn college credit. While
there are no entrance requirements
for correspondence study, a pupil is
required to maintain as high a grade
of scholarship as is demanded on
the campus. In fact it has been
found that the average grades of
pupils finishing courses in the cor
respondence are higher than those
of campus students. Education,
English, economics and mathematics
seem to be the most popular sub
jects. The papers of correspondence
are graded either by the professors
here in the university or someone
whom they select.
Fifty-three courses are being giv
en and there are 505 registrations
in the Portland branch of the exten
sion division. These are regular
lecture courses given by members
of the faculty. Entrance require
ments and scholarship demands ate
the same as on the campus.
A series of five lectures at Oregon
City is another feature of the ex
tension division this winter. Three
lectures have been given. The next
is to be by Mr. John C. Almack,
director of the extension division,
whose subject will be “Americani
zation,” and the final lecture will
be by Dr. James. H. Gilbert, head of
the economics department, on the
subject of “The Railways and Re
• Notice. •
• On account of the storm, •
• “Martin Chuzzlewit” which was •
• to have been played at the •
• Eugene theatre Friday night, •
• has been indefinitely postponed. •
• •••••••••••••a
Tonight’s Argument Will Settle
Doughnut Forensic
Contests Set for 8 This Evening in
Dr. Straub’s, Dr. Gilbert's and
Prof. Howe’s Rooms
As a result of the men’s doughnut
league debates which took place
last Tuesday and Wednesday even
ings, the three houses winning the
highest number of judges’ points,
have been selected for the finals,
whjch will take place this evening.
Those winning the highest number of
points were: Phi Delta Theta 14
points, Oregon Club 13 points, Phi
Gamma Delta 12 points.
These teams will debate for the
championship of the doughnut
league Friday evening at 8 o’clock.
The first debate is scheduled be
tween the Fiji affirmative, composed
of Carl Knudsen and Herman Lind,
against the Oregon Club negative,
composed of Herbert Simondson and
Paul Anderson. The debate will
take place in Dean Straub’s room.
The second debate will be between
the Oregon Club affirmative, repre
sented by Lenuel Fishback and Rob
ert Owen, against the Phi Delt nega- j
tive, composed of George Black and
Wilbur Carl.
Phi Delts Face Fijis.
The third of the triangle will take
place between the Phi Delt affirma
tive, represented by Joe Ingram and
Eddie Durno, and the Fiji negative,
defended by Lyle McCroskey and
Joe Hedges. The second debate will
be held in Professor Howe’s room
in Villard hall and the third in Dr.
Gilbert’s room in the library. The
team securing the highest number of
judges’ points in these contests will
win the league championship.
Doughnut league results last night
with present house standings are
as follows:
Sigma Alpha Epsilon affirmative,
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Phi Gamma Deltas Rally After
Bad Start and Overcome
Long Lead
By a strong rally in the second
half, the Fiji quintet overcame a
four point lead, and became the vic
tors by a 6 to 4 score over the
Friendly hall five, in the fonal game
for the doughnut league champion
ship, played in the gymnasium Wed
nesday evening. The game was
featured by the close defensive play
ing of both sides, their team work
on the floor matching up pretty
With the championship honors,
won by the Fijis, go the two silver
trophy cups which have been in the i
possession t>f the Sigma Chi team
for the past three years, and which
were presented by Spaulding Broth
ers and the Wilson Sporting Goods
Store in Eugene.
The game was played fast and
hard by both fives, the Friendly Hall
team taking the lead from the first
whistle and chalking up the score
with two field baskets in the first!
five minutes of play. Martin and
Stone were responsible for the scores- i
I' e Fijis immediately began a defen
sive style of play, holding their op
ponents to no more scores for the
first half, although Stone missed a
try for a free throw.
Knudsen’s Basket Pretty.
In the second half, through a com
bination of Knudsen, Jacobberger
and Houston, the Fijis carried the
ball -down the floor twice with a!
field basket resulting each time,
Jacobberger doing the scoring. In
the last quarter a pretty basket
by Knudsen completed the tallies,
Friendly Hall being unable to score
the final period.. The terrific pace
was slowed down considerably dur
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White Mantle Envelops Campus
a* if if »r if if if if »f if if
"5 hi very. Snow Brings New Sports
Snow—soft, silent, shifting, shim
mering, shivery snow—snow that
made its way through shoes and
sleeping porches, snow that was deep
enough that made travel difficult at
first and necessitated late entrances
to 8 o’clocks—snow four and one-half
inches deep greeted University of
Oregon students when they arose at
5 or 10 o’clock Tuesday morning to
commence their day’s work.
It’s still here and most everybody
appears to be enjoying it—there have
been coasting parties, snow fights,
sleigh parties. And yet—
Nobody was seen to clap her
hands when the Gamma Phis first
found out that a super-abundance
of the feathery stuff had arrived,
It seems that one of the sisters was
awakened by a dream in which she
imagined herself going over Niagara
Falls and awaked to find that four
or five feet of snow which had col
lected in a large V in the roof had
melted and was leaking through the
sleeping porch.
And so it came to pass that at
an hour which was mentioned by
one of the members as being un
earthly, the Gamma Phis took up
the draperies of their respective
couches and walked—to the inside
of the house ar.d deposited their
blankets upon the Morris chairs and
the window seats and wondered why
they had wished for snow last week.
Whether or not resolutions have
been drawn up by anybody deplor
ing the fact that somebody—sup
posedly town ruffians—threw sev
eral snowballs through an upper
library window narrowly missing the
form of Dr. James H. Gilbert as he
sat in his chair elucidating jind ex- j
patiating Tuesday moryiin^^fc not I
known. Anyway, two balls cT snow,
apparently of the solid mriety,
whizzed through the openiiJr, one
lighting at Dr. Gilbert’s new,*iinan’s
and the other partly <y*asing the
statement of an economi? fact which
was on the blackboard.
Dr. Gilbert dosed the window.
Persons best fitted to know de
clare that the snow fight staged
Tuesday afternoon between Pi Phi
underclassmen was not the re
sult of any fued, but merely put on
as a means of geting some exercise
and recreation after 13 hours of
study for examinations.
Frozen pipes—of the water variety
— have been causing trouble in vari
ous houses and some students who
reside on the outskirts of town have
declared that it is difficult to make
their way to school. Street cars
h» ve been tied up a great share of
the time and jitneys have been sel
dom available.
And at present there are no signs
of a let up!
Cnpt. Eric Lane and Prof. F. S. Dunn
to Present Papers—Meeting Set
For Friday
A symposium on “Post War Op
portunities for Graduate Study’’ will
be the featuer of the Graduate club
which will be held next Friday even
ing at 8 o’clock in the Y. W. C- A.
bungalow. Professor F. S. Dunn,
head of the Latin department, who
was a Y. M. C. A. secretary in
Italy, and Capt. Eric Lane, who was
chaplain with the American forces
in France, will present papers on the
European opportunities for gradu
ate study, and the American situation
will be discussed by Dr. II. D- Shel
don, dean of the school of education.,
and Dr. Edmund S- Conklin, profes
sor of psychology. After the papers
have been presented a short discus
sion by all present will be held.
The graduate council, who will
receive diplomas at the end of this
term, and the members of the grad
uate club are invited to attend.
University Library Sends Out of Eu
gene During 1919
Seven hundred and sixty-two pack
ages of books, making a total of
2,417 volumes, have been sent out
by the university library since Janu
ary 1, 1919.
The out-of-town demand this year
has been exceedingly large, accord
creasing this fall. In November
alone 81 packages were sent out.
These books are dispatched to peo
ple all over the state, chiefly to
other libraries, debaters, school
teachers and students
Cadet Scores 49 Out of Possible 50 in
R. O. T. C. Gallery Range
R. O. T. C. cadets are setting up
records as marksmen that will make
the entire outfit rank as a sharp
shooters’ battalion. A record string
was made Tuesday by Orvin Gant,
a freshman from Myrtle Point.
Gant, shooting from a kneeling posi
tion at 50 feet, which equals 300
yards on the regular “13” range,
scored nine bullseyes out of ten,
and a four. This total of 49 out of a
possible 50 is the highest score to
be made since gallery practice has
been started. r j
Gant’s brother, Homer, also of
company D, nearly equaled Orvin's
performance. Shooting under the
same conditions, he scored a 48.
The average for the entire corps
is over 44, according to Sergeant
Martin, who is in charge of the rifle
ing to
largely in
University High School Students to
Stage Operetta
An operetta is being planned by
Mrs. Anna Beck, of the school of
music, to be given by the students
of the university high school some
time during the next term. The
parts, although chosen, have not yet
bean assigned. The purpose of the
performance is to raise funds with
which to finish paying for their
Pres. Campbell Gets
Telegram From
Lemon-Yellow Team in Fair
Shape; Bill Hayward to
Work Hard
“Tournament of Roses com
mittee cordially invites you to
send your best eleven to play
Harvard University New Year’s
Day at Pasadena on terms sim
ilar to those governing your
previous contest here. Please
wire acceptance immediately
and a formal contract will be
sent you.”
Such is the telegram received at
4 o'clock this afternoon by President
P. L. Campbell from W. L- Leish
inan. president of the Tournament
of Roses committee at Pasadena,
Calif. A similar telegram was re
ceived by Marian McClain, graduate
manager, at the same time.
The faculty meeting shortly after
I o’clock unanimously decided to
give their consent to the acceptance
of the offer.
Coach “Shy” Huntington, Trainer
Bill Hayward, Assistant Coach Bart
Spellman and the entire Oregon foot
ball team received the news with joy.
Fifteen minutes after the faculty
gave out their favorable decision
24 members of the varsity football
squad were on Kincaid field prac
ticing. The frigid weather and six
inches of crusted snow were no ob
stacles to them.. The team has done
but little training or practicing dur
[ ing the prolonged indecision of the
Pasadena committee, but tonight they
started the most gruelling siege of
training an Oregon eleven has ever
undergone. To Bill Hayward, Ore
gon’s veteran trainer, will rest the
greatest load of work in the team’s
team’s preparation for the biggest
football classic ever staged in the
United States.
With but three weeks before
the contest will be staged,
Trainer Hayward is starting the al
most superhuman task of w^'^ng
a team into the best of physical
condition as it must be before it can
line up against the powerful Har
vard eleven. All Oregon stands be
hind him and Coaches Shy Hunting
ton and Spellman, and place every
confidence in their preparation. Ev
ery member of the Pacific Coact
championship eleven is in good con
dition except for the staleness which
has come during the past two weeks
of inactivity. None of the men are
seriously injured.
Team Is Jubilant.
Every member of the Oregon elev
en is jubilant over their selection.
Captain Brandenburg voiced the
sentiment of the squad this after
noon when he said, “I’m all for
It is probable that the team will
leave shortly for Pasadena in order
! to be in the sunny south for train
i ing and practicing. To scrimmage,
| practice, and get in shape in Eu
gene would be almost an impossi
i bility due to the heavy mantle of
I snow which rests over the city and
| which shows no sign of disappear
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