Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920, January 27, 1920, Image 1

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Accepts Wisconsin Post After
Being On Oregon Faculty
Since 1900
Opportunity Given for Investigation
as Superintendent of State His
torical Society.
Dr. Joseph Schafer, professor of
history in the University, has been
offered a position as * superintendent
of the Wisconsin State Historical
society at a salary of $4,000 a year,
and he will accept, leaving here eith
er at Easter or in June, for the Uni
versity of Wisconsin, according to a
report given out by the president’s
office this morning. In this new pos
ition Dr. Schafer will have more
time to devote to his research work
In which he is much interested. He
expects to spend the next 25 years
in writing a history of American
agriculture, a field which he believes
has been badly neglected.
Dr. Schafer has already outlined a
plan for the writing of a history of
Wisconsin, which he plans to have
written mostly by students and old
residents of the state. These articles
he will first have published as mon
ographs and later he will collect
them in a larger book. He is already
the author of several valuable books
of history, among them the “History
of the Pacific Northwest,” largely
used in universities and high schools;
“The Pacific Slope and Alaska,” and
the “History of Land Grants in Aid
of Education.”
He will have at his disposal in
this new position a budget of $60,000
a year, a library of 1,000,000 books
and pamphlets, including many rare
collections and constituting the best
historical material on that part of
the United States, the inter-mountain
region, and a staff of more than a
dozen working under him.
Dr. Schafer Was graudated from
the University of Wisconsin, receiv
ing degrees of B.L. in 1894, M.A. in
' 1899, Fellow in 1900, and Ph. D. in
1906. He has been with the Univer
sity since 1900, and during that time
has held the position of Dean of the
Extension division from 1912 until
1917 and also Dean of the summer
school from 1912 until 1918, when
he resigned both deanships in order
to devote more time to his research
work. He was prevented from doing
this, however, by the heavy influx
of students and the inability of the
University to provide more instruc
tors. To Dr. Schafer, also, the honor
must be given for the founding of
the Portland center of the Univer
sity Extension division in 1913.
All Parts of Country Favor Highfer
Salaries for Teachers
H. R. Douglas, principal of the
University high school, in speaking of
the opportunity for the students do
ing practice teaching this winter,
points out the general movement
throughout the counry to give better
pay for teachers. The Missouri State
Teachers’ association has passed a
resolution setting $100 a month as
the minimum salary for high school
teachers who are university graduate,
Mr. Douglas states.
The teachers in Chicago have been
granted a flat raise of from $400 to
$500, including grade as well as high
school teachers. The legislature in
Iowa has passed a law setting $100
a month as a minimum for all
teachers who are college graduates.
In Seattle the teachers are asking
a $50 a month increase. In Salem
the voters have voted a special levy
to enable them to pay all their teach
ers, grade and high school, a mini
mum of $50 a month.
• Dean Elizabeth Fox will be •
• home to University students •
• and faculty every Wednesday •
• from 4 to 6 at 1255 Fourteenth •
• Avenue East. •
Dr. Joseph Schafer
With two cases of smallpox at the
University of Oregon infirmary, Dr.
E. H. Sawyer, University physician,
urges that all students take the op
portunity of safeguarding themselves
against this disease by taking advan
tage of the vaccine at the infirmary,
which will be administered free to
all students during the regular clinic
hours from 10 ^ill 11 a.m. and from
1:30 till 4 p.m. at the infirmary.
Fear of epidemic of influenza is
groundless, declared Dr. Sawyer to
day, for it is not likely that such an
epidemic will get under way here.
“It is the general impression of
the health officers of Eugene,” said
Dr. Sawyer, “that we are not in
danger of any serious epidemic of
flu. While there is an apparent wave
at this time, it is of a lighter, less
dangerous nature, and it is hoped
that this wave has already reached
its crest.”
There are no cases of influenza at
the infirmary at present, the doctor
declared today, and town doctors do
not fear an epidemic. An annex next
door to the University infirmary has
been provided for the isolating of
contagious disease cases from the
rest of the ingrmary. At present
the're are but two cases of smallpox
Particular emphasis should be put
on the regular rules of hygiene dur
ing this time. Regular hours, nour
ishing foods, and as much fresh air
as possible, are among the prevent
ives that Dr. Sawyer suggests. It is
not necessary to take special pre
cautions if the student is in good
health, he says.
“If the last two days are any in
index of conditions,” said Dr. Saw
yer, “we won"t be as busy from now
on as we have been during the last
Fund for Men Not Included In State
Aid—Students May Use Loan
as They Wish
The soldiers’ and sailors’ relief
money has been received by the Uni
versity. This fund is for the pur
pose of loans to-'fix-service men, who,
upon presentation of the right cred
entials, may borrow up to $150 year
ly. Anyone wishing to present claims
for such a loan should go to the re
gistrar’s office and fill out the ne
cessary blanks.
Not all of the ex-service men re
ceive state aid, and this other fund
may be drawn upon by men who en
listed in other states, or for any
other reason are not receiving state
aid. Although the state aid may
only be used for certain things, this
loan money may be used in any de
sired way.
• - •
• Thomas Skeyhill, the Austra- •
• lian war poet, will be unable •
• to deliver his lecture on “Sol- •
• dier Poets” this evening. A •
• telegram stating that he is •
• very ill and cannot leave Port- •
• land was received by the ad- •
• ministration this morning. •
Nineteen Faculty and Town
Members Organize to
Gain National
Chapter Will Select Best Students
From Junior and Senior
, Phi Beta Kappa, membership in
which is the highest scholarship hon
or that an undergraduate student
can obtain in America, will be es
tablished at the University of Oregon
soon if expectations raised this week
prove well founded. Phi Beta Kap
pas from faculty and town, to the
number of 19, met at the Hotel Os
burn Sunday and after listening to a‘
talk from Dr. F. W. Shepardson, na
tional vice-president of the order,
were encouraged to organize a local
association for the University of Ore
gon, which they hopefully expect will
be admitted to membership at the
next meeting of the Phi Beta Kappa
Senate. v
Oregon is worthy of admittance
right now in his opinion, Dr. Shep
ardson declared, her scholarship high
and her standards good, but he added
that the Senate has felt uncertain
about the steadiness of popular sup
port for higher education in Oregon,
and that that has been a principal
reason for delaying recognition.
Local Organization Urged
He advised the members to go
ahead and form a local association.
This was done and this body will
grant honors to ten per cent or less
of the University seniors and five
per cent of the juniors at commence
ment time this June, and will carry
out otherwise the usual functions of
Phi Beta Kappa, but for the present
under some other name. When Phi
Beta Kappa enters a new university
its custom is to take in as members
students of distinguished scholarship
for many classes back from the date
of entrance. Students selected by
the local chapter will thus be regard
ed as in line for Phi Beta Kappa
Dr. Shepardson spoke in commend
ation of what he had observed of
Oregon scholarship, noting in parti
cular what Harvard men had told
him of the impress made on Harvard
in one^year of study there by the late
Leslie O. Tooze, who later died in
battle in France.
Officers Are Elected
Officers of the new organization
were elected from among the 19
town and University people present
as follows: President, Dr. R. C.
Clark, professor of history, mem
ber of University of Texas chapter;
vice-president. Miss Mary Hallowell
Perkins, professor of rhetoric, mem
ber of Bates college chapter; secret
tary, George Turnbull, professor of
Journalism, member of the Univer
(Continued on page 2)
Head of British Red Cross Will Lec
ture Thursday—Irvine or Lan
caster May Talk
Harry F. Holmes, head of the Bri
tish Red Cross organization, who al
so directed the British Red Cross
work in France during the war, will
be a speaker at the assembly in Vil
lard hall Thursday morning. Efforts
are being made by President Camp
bell today to bring here for the same
assembly either B. F. Irvine, the
blind editor of the Oregon Journal,
or S. C. Lancaster, the noted engin
eer, builder of the Columbia highway.
It may not be known until late in
the day which if these men will be
able to come.
Ruth Montgomery Temporary Head
of New Educational Club
A new honor educational sorority
was formed by about 20 advanced
students in the school of education
at a meeting held Wednesday in the
Education building. Miss Ruth Mont
gomery was elected temporary chair
man. Miss Montgomery appointed a
committee on constitution and by
laws as follows: Ruth Pearson, chair
man, Mrs. Ruth Wheeler and Grace
Knopp. This committee will also
consider the matter of petitioning
some national education sorority. A
committee on membership was ap
pointed and consists of Marian An
drews and Laurel Canning. Dorothy
Bennett was appointed to arrange
for the next meeting, which will pro
bably be held in one week.
Membership in the organization is
to be based on scholarship and pro
fessional prospect, and will be con
fined to upperclassmen who are tak
ing work in the school of education
and are preparing to teach, but not
necessarily majoring in education.
Carleton College Recalls Old Coach
With Larger Salary
Claude J. Hunt, head coach of ath
letics at the University of Washing
ton, has resigned his position to be
come coach at Carleton college,
Northfield, Minnesota. He left Carle
ton college three years ago to coach
at Washington.
Hunt now returns to the Minnesota
school at a salary of $4000 per year.
Former University 8tudent on Staff
of The Timberman
Lucien P. Rrant, ex-’18, two years
a member of the Oregonian copy
desk staff in Portland, has resigned
his position to join the advertising
staff of The Timberman, the inter
national lumber journal.
Arant will begin his new duties
February 2.
Philologians to Meet
There will be a meeting of the
Philologians Wednesday evening at
7:30 in Prof. R. W. Prescott’s room.
All debaters are urged to be present.
Fresh Frosh Smoke and Sing Saturday
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Kappa Sig Smoker to be Staged; Dry
BY B. B.
Lady Nicotine has requested that
all members of the freshman class
who adhere to the precepts of the
Royal Order of Persistent Puffers be
present at the Kappa Sig Smoker
next Saturday night, January 31, at
7:30 sharp. That well-known Vir
ginian animal, the Camel, will be
displayed as one of the attractions.
Those who desire to be right up to
snuff may chey “snooBe” or Master
piece, and non-indulgers may chew
the rag, but a warning is sounded
that he who chews the rag is liable
to get lint on his lungs.
Let the tailor keep the Sunday
clothes a day or so longer as you
will need only the dungarees. If
father forgets to send the usual "pay
to the order of” it should not be any
check on your enthusiasm, as paper
money will be issued at the door.
Dewey Rand, former M. P. (not
snember of parliament) will pour.
ably assisted by Joe B. Frazer and
Johnny Walker.
There will be plenty of sun-dried
tobacco and galloping dominoes, for
those who prefer to “roll their own."
There will be a regular P. T. Barnum
show staged, as each organization is
to put on a stunt, so come at least
to egg them on. Do not make their
efforts fruitless. Besides the boxing
card there will be plenty of poker,
black-jack (not the gum), and house
rules in general will be off. Set aside
one night, set aside the shimmie
shuffle and join in the poker shuffle.
“Pedal down the main drag” Satur
day night, round up the gang, hop
on a pay-as-you enter, and let the
Jazz be unconflned. Any freshman
who misses this affair is to be im
mersed in a solution of aqua pura,
which has been known to dampen
the spirit of many a bold beginner.
Don’t forget, come early; you will
need to rush later.
Motion pictures of the inter-allied
athletic games which were held in
the Pershing Stadium in Paris last
June, featured by a detailed explan
ation of the games and the athletes
who took part in them, by William
Unmack, a prominent Australian
sport authority who was present at
the games, will be shown at Villard
hall on Thursday evening at 7:30
o'clock. “Bill” Hayward, by whose
efforts the pictures have been
brought here, says that the pictures
should be of two-fold interest, be
cause they are not only of the inter
allied games, but these games were
substituted for the big Olympic
games last season and some of the
best athletes in the world appeared
in them.
The pictures show the games in
detail and the various athletes who
participated and the American team
which won the meet. There are
also pictures of the immense stadium
and the track and field events as
they were carried out. In addition
to these there are a number of pic
tures of the games participated in by
the army of occupation in various
parts of Germany.
The pictures were shown by Mr.
Unmack at Multnomah club in Port
land and also at O. A. CL. and fav
orable reports have been received
here of them. An admission charge
of 10 cents will be made to cover
the cost of bringing Mr. Unmack to
Eugene, and the entertainment is
for all who wish to attend.
Four Compete for Places on Oregon
Team—Eight State Colleges to
Meet at Pacific
Fred Coley, senior, was winner of the
oratorical contest tryouf Friday af
ternoon and will be sent to Pacific
University to represent the Univer
sity in the state oratorical contest,
March 12. Coley spoke on “Industrial
Three other speakers tried out. Nor
ris Jones spoke on “Democracy ver
sus Bolshevism,” George Shirley on
“The New Expansion,” and Don Davis
on “The Stranger Within Our Gates.”
Professor R. W- Prescott, of the de
partment of public speaking, Profes
sor Peter C. Crockatt, and James H.
Gilbert, of the economics department,
were the judges of the speakers in the
Eight of the state educational in
stitutions will take part in the con
test at Forest Grove. The colleges
which will enter this year are: Pa
cific University, Pacific College, Mc
Minnville College, Willamette Univer
sity, Albany College, Monmouth Nor
mal, Oregon Agricultural College and
the University of Oregon.
Oregon Attracts Easterners.
Interest in the University is shown
by Mrs. Mary H. Johnson of Minn
eapolis, who recently wrote a letter
asking information about the school.
She said she had heard favorably of
this institution, and she would like
to come out west and send her two
daughters to a good democratic
university like Oregon.
s e
s There will be a meeting s
s Wednesday evening at 7:30 in s
s Professor Prescott's room in s
s the Administration building to e
s reorganize the Laurean Liter- e
s ary society. All those interest- e
• en in forensic matters should •
• be present. •
H, S, M and P Yield
to 1,2,3,4 and 5 In
Order Named
Aim Announced Is to Stimulate
Plan Defeated
A new system of grading which
calls for publication of grades at
the University of Oregon In all sub
jects at the end of each term was
adopted in faculty meeting last night,
Under the new system the student’s
i standing in each subject will be de
signated by class I, II, III, IV and V
instead of the present system of H,
S, M and P. Class III and class IV
cover the present standing of the
grade M. Class III stands for work
just below an S or class II standard,
while class IV is given to grades
which are just above the old class
ification of P. F will continue to be
the mark of failure, and the F grados
will not be published.
It was argued by those favoring the
new system that the old plan of
grading was not generally understood
by the public, while the new system
tells at a glance whether the stu
dent is above or below the average
in his work. Publicity plays a very
prominent part In the new system
wherever it has been adopted. The
University will furnish the Portland
papers and all other papers in the
state with the grades in all classes
at the end of each term. A Univer
sity bulletin will also be issued con
taining the same information.
Publicity Held Incentive
A large majority of the faculty felt
that publicity will give a greater in
centive to higher scholarship among
the students, and that the work in
general will be benefited by the new
system. Opponents to the system
contended that too great an incen
tive is given to the student to
strive for high grades rather than
the work itself.
Students hereafter will be listed in
each class in alphabetical order un
der the five passing classes. The
new system does not mean that but
one student in each class is rated in
class I, but rather that all students
doing the type of work formerly
graded H will now be listed as
class I students. The grades Incom
plete, Conditioned, Withdrawn and
Failed are to remain as formerly.
First publication of grades under the
new system will be at the end of the
winter term.
Students who are trying for hon
ors will be classified in a separate
honors list in order of merit.
The mailing of the bulletin is ex
pected to supersede the present sys
tem of making out Individual record
Under the motion, the registrar is
directed to prepare the blanks for
handling grades under the new sys
1"erm Plan Continues
The matter of return to the semes*
ter plan was brought up in the fac*
ulty meeting but was laid on the
table for another year. The present
term plan will be followed out dur
ing the next year at least.
The faculty voted to grant majors
in commerce the degree of Bachelor
of Business Administration instead
of Bachelor of Science in Com*
I merce as heretofore. This is in
keeping with the action taken by
other institutions whose commerce
departments rank high, Carlton Spen
cer, registrar of the University, ex
Alumni Offer $8000
The alumni of Centre college offer
18000 to anyone who can prove that
members of the football team receive
financial aid.