Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920, January 13, 1920, Page 2, Image 2

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Official student paper of the Univer
sity of Oregon, published every Tues
day, Thursday and Saturday fo the
college year by the Associated Stu
Entered in the postoffice at Eugene,
Oregon, as second class matter.
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Dorothy Duniway.Associate Editor
Lyle Bryson....News Editor
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Harry A. Smith.Managing Editor
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1316 or 103
Freshman caps are again forcing
their way into the limelight. This
time they find themselves the topic of
conversation bcauso many of their
former owners think they have pass
ed from the realm of froshdom into
the ranks of the sophomores follow
ing the end of the first term. The
cause for such contention results
from the fact that several of the
freshmen received enough hours upon
entering the University from their
military exprience which added to
the hours made last term gives them
credits enough to have sophomore
Freshmen who are in thin class
and who have doffed tlie Hmall head
gear pending final action of the stu
dent council on the matter are mak
ing a mistake and fail to realize the
real euuse for the adoption of the
old freshman cap tradition at Oregon.
At Oregon freshmen have worn
green caps during their entire frosh
year since the Institution was estab
lished. Other colleges have rules
which require first year men to wear
green caps for a purt of the year or
allow them to doff them during the
winter months. At the University of
Oregon tradition has established the
law that the cap ho worn during the
entire year.
But tills Is really a minor cause
why the green caps should be worn
during the entire freshman year.
The caps are not marks of serfdom.
They are the best introduction a new
man can have. Especially this year
when (lie increased enrollment
makes it more difficult for students
to know each other the little piece
of billiard cloth serves a more valu
able purpose than ever. Laying them
aside at this early date would in all
probability mean that the freshmen
blossoming forth in hats and caps
would go about the campus unknown
and unnoticed.
Upperclassmen are universal in
looking back on their freshman year
as the best year of their college life.
A freshman in a university must he
a freshman for an entire year. Chang
ing tils wearing apparel is not go
ing to erase tills fact. The little
green cap is a heritage to the new
men. It plays an important part in
frosli life and in after years is a
medium of bringing back memories
of one's first year at Oregon—the
best year possible.
Freshmen who forget these things
and who would vanish their green
caps now that their year is in reality
just getting a good start must realize
that so doing would put them in a
sort of hybrid class on the campus.
Their own classmates would not want
them to attend their class meetings
and lie a part of them without their
little green passports and most as
suredly ttie sophomores would not
welcome the opportunity of letting
them be a part of the second year
class. They would ho "men without
a class.”
These freshmen must remember
that i’ulverslty hours do not make
the class in every sense of tlie word.
In fact us regards the freshmen col
lege credits play the least Important
part. A freshman must be such for
a full year and at the end of that
time when lie has developed to the
point of being a sophomore in other
ways than mere class hours, it willj
be time to burn the little skypieces,
give them to their best girl, or paste
them in their memory books.
Editor Emerald:
At the risk of being considered out
of place I wish to make a few re
marks about debating at the Univer
sity. I am led to this action by con
sideration of the fact that the Uni
versity in its latest triangular debate
lost to Oregon Agricultural college
by a unanimous decision, and on
the same evening lost to Reed col
lege, and that the Agricultural col
lege won from Reed by an unanimous
decision. That is not all. The Agri
cultural college has won four out of
five debates with the University.
There may be perfectly good rea
sons for this record, but to one un
informed it would seem that the
University is getting the habit of
defeat in debate—particularly with
the Agricultural college— and that
some vigorous action should be taken
to revive interest in debating and to
make a showing suitable to the Uni
versity’s standard in scholarship and
athletics. t
Debaters used to be recruited from
th debating societies where they had
been developed by voluntary parti
cipation in debates week after week.
Practice was had in every step of
debating. As leaders they would
outline the arguments and present
their case; as colleagues assist in
presentation and rebuttal; as free
lance talkers argue on the side
which appealed to them after the
debate was thrown open. Observa
tion of the better debaters taught
the beginners much about methods
and the effectiveness of arguments,
and frequent exercise gave them
control and ability to think on their
feet. I am told that the press of
social life at college doomed the old
debating societies to extinction, and
that debaters are now developed
through inter-club and fraternity
contests. This strikes me as re
grettable. It is fortunate that it is
not good form to dance in the after
noon else soon football and baseball,
basketball and track would have to
yield to the superior lure of the jazz
band, the waxed floor and the fra
grance of talcum.
Inter-fraternity debates undoubtedly
furnish some practice in argumenta
tion and bring out some candidates,
but the work done in this connec
tion is of too brief a duration and
touches too few students to provide
the necessary training to produce
winning debate teams. I venture to
predict that if old Laurean and Phil
ologian societios were reorganized
and run on the old lines that within
a year they would be furnishing the
candidates for debating teams and
that the teams would not lose four
debates out of five to O. A. C.
Pi Kappa Delta Seeks to Foster
High Scholarship Among
Pi Kappa Delta is the name of a
new local educational honor frater
nity organized by a number of ad
vanced students in the school of
education at a meeting Thursday
evening which took the form of a
dinner at the Osburn hotel. The
faculty of the school of education,
who were made honorary members
of the fraternity, were present.
The matter of the organization of
the fraternity was then brought up.
A constitution was adopted, Leo
Oossman was elected president. W.
0. Hoppes vice-presidnt, K. C. Hen
dricks secretary, J. C. Almaek cor
responding secretary, and Harold K.
Benjamin, treasurer.
The purpose of the organization is
to encourage- scholarship and engen
der a spirit of fellowship and mutual
helpfulness among the faculty and
students of tin' school of education..
It is planned to have speakers of
state and national prominence ad-,
ilrss the club on various educational
topics. A program committee has'
been appointed to have charge of
securing such speakers and to select
interesting and important topics,
some of which at least to be of a
controversal character, for study and
discussion by the members of the I
It is a student organization of
which upperclassmen in the school
of education, maintaining high scho-j
larship standing, and whose social
and professional standing will add
prestige to the organization, will be
invited to become members.
The charter members are Dr. H. i
D. Sheldon, dean of the school of edu
cation. Dr. IS. \Y. DoBusk, 1‘rofessor
H. H. Douglas, Professor t\ A. Ore
gory, Professor G. M. ltueh, honor
ary members. The active members
are J. 0 Almaek. J. L. Almaek. Now
ton O. Bader. Harold it. Benjamin,
V’ern Blue, Lyle Bain. Burleigh Cash.
C. K Christensen, Leo Cossiuan, G.
K. Kinuerfy, Lester Gladden, Thomas
Hardy, K. C. Hendricks. \Y. C.
Hoppes, C. A Howard. K. L. Keezel.
Victor P. Morris, Peter Spencer,
ltalph Winger.
Scientific Organization Hope*
to Join Institute of Min
ing Engineer*
To the already long list of clubs
and organizations on the campus an
other was recently added when the
geologists threw their hats in the
ring and held their first meeting. The
group has chosen a name, “Condon
Club”, named in honor of the pioneer
geologist of Oregon and former pro
fessor in the University, Dr. Thomas
The purposes of the society are to
contribute to the professional educa
tion and advancement of the members
to co-operate with the department of
geology in setting and maintaining
high professional standards in un
dergraduate work, and to promote ac
quaintance, good fellowship and mor
ale in the membership. Its members
are to be elected from upper-class
men and graduate students majoring
in geology. Associate members will
be elected in the near future from
students in any scientific department
of the University.
Bond Elected President
Lewis A. Bond, a graduate and
honor student, was elected president
of the organization and Hubert G.
Schenck, an assistant to Dr. Warren
D. Smith, who has done much re
search work, vice-president. Altho
there are only two women in the club,
one has the honor of becoming sec
retary-treasurer—Rachel Husband. •
Other members of the club are Mer
ril D. Ely, Portland; Newton J. Es
tes, Eugene; Claire P- Holdredge,
Trent; Victor P. Husband, Eugene,
and Mary Packwood, Portland.
The folowing honorary members
were elected unanimously: Mrs. Ellen
Condon McCornack, daughter of the
late Dr. Condon, and author of Sev
eral geological works; Dr. Warren D.
Smith, head of the department of
geology; Dr- Earl L. Packard, pro
fessor of geology; Dr. Graham John
Mitchell, former profesor of geology;
Chester W. Washburne, well known
oil geologist now working in New
York City; Henry Howe, recent grad
uate, now doing research work and
holding a fellowship at the Univer
sity of California; and Richard Nel
son, also a recent graduate, now en
gaged in geological work for the
Standard Oil company.
To Join National Organization
The Condon club is planning to af
filiate with two national geological
societies of a similar nature. One
is the American Institute of Mining
and Metallurgical Engineers—junior
section, with headquarters at New j
York City. The other has its head-!
quarters at Sanford University.
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Over Three hundred and Fifty Men
Register in R. O. T. C. Claeses
for Winter Term
Over 200 cadets have, registered for
the new tworiour course in military
science and tactics which is being of
fered by the R. O. T. C. training staff
here this term. The total enrollment
in the corps is approximately 350.
The new course, acording to Cap
tain R. C. Baird, requires the same
time at drill and conference as the
one hour course, but outside study on
tactical problems is required. A ship
ment of over 1500 text books which
will be used by the students in pre
paration for the work of the new
course, was received during last De
Instruction for all freshmen this
term, in addition to the regular drill,
will include the study of shooting con
ditions, bayonet practice, gallery prec
tice, automatic rifle instruction, use
of the Mill scale, first aid guard duty
and the use of the pack and field
The drill work of the sophomores
is the same as that of the first year
men but in addition, includes the
study of battle reconnoissance from
a defensive standpoint, ceremony ana
fire tactics, Bayonet instruction ana
gallery practice are also included in
the sophomore course
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