Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920, February 05, 1920, Image 1

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volume 21
. FEBRUARY 5. 1920 NUMBER 42
Problem of Reconstruction
Rests With Students
of Nation
Individual Responsibility of the Peo
ple is Very Great Declares
“I might quote the statement at
tributed to Lincoln,” said Dr. L. H.
Bailey, of Cornell University, noted
authority on scientific, educational
and political subjects, in commenting
on the title of his address, “Are
We a Democracy,” in assemby to
day, “which was that God must love
the common people for he made so
many of them.’ ”
History, he declared, is a process,
not a series of ephocs, and is the
human expression of evolution.
Throughout history there have been
two great streams of progress which
from time to time have clashed.
These, he defined, as autocracy and
....In speaking of democracy, Dr.
Bailey said, he preferred to challenge
some of the students’ notions, for all
fundamental opinions he declared,
are open to challenge. To accom
plish this end he listed a number of
qualities popularly associated with
the idea, which he said were not
dmocracy. This method, he defined,
as positive statements in negative
riccuuiii. actiu ul. nu^
democracy, for it is largely release
from restraint, while restraint is
needed by democratic peoples more
than any other.” Neither, according
to him, do independence, or public
ownership, or socialism, or universal
suffrage or the rule of the people
constitute democracy, although they
may be attributes of it. Equal
rights are not democracy, for al
though equality of opportunity is
axiomatic of democracy all persons
are not equal in attainments, and a
society characterized by uniformity
would be a dreadful state of affairs.
The Magna Charta, the Bill of
Rights and the Declaration of In
dependence merely express democ
racy, said Dr. Bailey, for democracy
cannot be bequeathed by a tyrant.
He holds two theories as to the
progress of democracy. One is based
on _ the impact of class on class—
strife, while the other rests on some
forms of mutual interest—co-opera
tion. Dr. Bailey asks if the time
for the co-operative side has not
come, in place of the old idea of
victory and defeat.
“The democracy of the future,”
said Dr- Bailey, “rests with the stu
dents.” Problems of reconstruction,
he pointed out have ever been more
perplexing than those of battle. He
pointed to the Revolution and the
Civil War through both of which our
nation has made progress toward
“Our responsibility is ‘to do the
best we can, in our places every
where,’ ” he concluded, quoting from
James Russell Lowell.
Professor Peter Crockatt present
ed the matter of the coming Ore
gana campaign to the students, and
explained what the Oregana meant
to students year by year. The only
time to be sure that you can obtain
one, he said, is during the campaign.
Only a limited number is printed and
this number is determined by the
ones subscribed for in advance.
University Library Supplies Large De
1 mand Over State
‘ For the calendar year of 1919
about 848 packages from the Univer
‘ sity library were sent to out of
town patrons, according to M- H.
Douglass, University librarian. The
packages totaled 2,371 items, includ
ing books, pamphlets and clippings.
Shall U* of O. Grade
Faculty and Send
Standing to Wives?
Would the students like to see
their university professors get grade
cards at the end of the term with
H, M, and possibly P marked there
on, and a duplicate copy sent home
to their wives?
Persident P. L. Campbell at a
meeting of the Colloquium last night,
an informal gathering of the faculty
members, presented a paper giving
the A. Caswell Ellis plan of grading
university professors. The Ellis plan
originated at the University of Tex
as. It divides the duties of instruct
ors into several groups, such as
ability to instruct, ability to do re
! search work, ability to inspire the
' students to work, and sets a numer
ical value on each division. Presi
dent Campbell introduced this plan
for the purpose of discussion, and
[ while he did not recommend this par
ticular plan, he did express himself
as favoring some system of evaluat
ing the work of the instructors.
The subject was discussed by Prof.
W. F. G. Thacher, Dr. E. C- Rob
bins, Dr. Joseph Schafer and other
faculty members present. It seemed
to be the consensus of opinion that
it would be of value to discriminate
among the different forms of activity
required of instructors, but that a
set system of grading would not be
It is not reported that anyone sug
gested publishing the grades in the
Jean Fischer and Glen Ward Call on
Corvallis Minister
The announcement of the marriage
of Jean Fischer, a sophomore in the
department of economics, to Glen
Ward, a junior in the geology de
partment, came as a complete sur
prise to their many University
friends. The couple were married
last Tuesday in Corvallis, returning
: to Eugene shortly after the cere
j Mrs. Ward is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Carl Fischer of Spring
| field and was a student at O- A. C.
until the beginning of last term
when she entered here. She is the
sister of Mrs. Arthur Ely, a Univer
sity freshman.
Mr. Ward is the son of Mrs. Emma
Ward, 1255 Pearl Street, and the
manager of the Rex Floral company.
The young couple will make their
home in Eugene, Mr. Ward contin
uing his course in the University.
Irva Smith ChoBen President for Com
ing Year
Election of officers for the coming
year was the business of the regular
meeting of the Eutaxian Literary
society held February 3 at the Y.
W. C. A. bungalow. The officers
elected were: president, Irva Smith,
of Walterville; vice president, Mae
Ballaek, of Albany; secretary, Mary
Turner, of Eugene; seargent-at-arms,
Austrid Mork, of Portland.
The next meeting, which will be
held February 17, will be in the
form of a pleasant social meeting for
all members.
Emma Wootton Hall, ’18, Spending
Short Time With Friends
Mrs. Emma Wootton Hall, '18, is
on the campus for a short visit. Mrs.
Hall was formerly prominent in stu
dent affairs, and after graduation
was for a year military secretary for
Colonel John Leader.
Mrs. Hall has been making her
home in Vallejo, Calif., . while her
husband, Elmer Hall, formerly a stu
dent in the University, was in the
Marines at Mare Island. He was
sent on an official trip to Texas,
and as she preferred the Oregon
' climate to Texas, Mrs. Hall has
stopped on the campus on her way
to Astoria, where she will visit her
Outline Placed Before Student
Council Tuesday Evening
for Approval
Women’s League to Advance Pro
ceeds of Leap Year Dance to be
Given Soon
There have been campaigns and
campaigns but the Oregana sub
scription campaign to be launched
I by the valiant business crew of that
publication, Wednesday, February 10
is going to put former avalanches
in the shade if the plans as outlined
by George Beggs, Oregana business
manager, and Elston Ireland, his
assistant, reach the goal set by their
hopeful originators. These plans
were presented to student council for
approval at the weekly meting held
in the Library Tuesday evening.
The goal which, through necessity
had to be set, according to Beggs,
is 1200 copies. This goal, Ireland
explained, on first thought seems
large, but when facts and prices are
presented it is not extravagant. A
price of $4-50 will be charged for
the Oregana this year. This price
is necessary for the cost per copy
will reach at least $3.35, according
to Mr. Beggs’ figures which were
estimated on the supposition that
the price of paper will not go up
any more, which is rather uncer
1200 Subscriptions Needed
Figuring on this basis if 1000
books are sold the Oregana will
be about $400 short. Therefore the
only safe basis is to figure on a
1200 subscription.
The Oregana, Mr. Ireland ex
plained, is the Oregon year book.
It is the only medium by which a
complete yearly record can be kept
and gives the Oregon student a per
manent record of his college life.
The Student council passed a res
olution pledging itself to stand back
of the Oregana in every way pos
sible. In addition to this support
(ContlBMd OH I)
March 29 has been set as the
date on which the Girl’s Glee club
will leave on its annual concert tour
of the state. The trip, which will
embrace practically all of the cities
in the southern part of the state,
will occupy all of the spring vaca
tion. According to the present plan
of the trip, bookings have been made
in the following places: Cottage
Grove, Oakland, Rosejeurg, Grants
Pass, Medford, Ashland and Klam
ath Falls.
Although plans are not yet com
plete, according to Helen Manning,
business manager of the Glee club,
details of the trip are being rapidly
worl cd out and the program out
The members of the Glee Club will
be entertained by residents and their
[ friends in the different towns in
which bookings are made. Leland
A. Coon, director of the club, will be
in charge of the trip, and Dean'
Elizabeth Fox will be chaperon for
j the party. They will return to Eur
gene April 6.
The home concert of the Glee club
will take place on April 26 at the
Eugene theatre after the conculsion
of the tour. A concert will also be
given, preparatory to the tour, at
Junction City some week-end of this
Average Increase of Expenses
Approximately Same for
Both Sexes
Monthly Allowances Range From $40
to $45, Covering Clothing in
Many Cases
The survey of students living at
the University recently completed has
shown that the average increase fori
women has been, on the average,
about equal to the general increase
for men. Fifty dollars a month is
the average which the men of the
University have concluded they
spend, while for the women from
$40 to $45 is quite generally the
amount received by each woman.
Three years ago the men were re
ceiving about $35 a month while the
women were able to get along with
$30 as an average. |
A general survey taken from wo
men’s fraternity houses, dormitories,
and girls living in private families
and at home has revealed the fact
that the majority of women in col
lege, particularly in the junior and
senior classes, are paying this year
approximately 25 to 40 per cent
more on regular monthly expenses
than in the years 1916 and 1917
when they were freshmen.
It is possible to estimate the
amount spent by the different girls
on clothing and other special expen
ditures. However, it is easy to de
termine which is very nearly cor
rect as to the cost of board and
room, tuition and books.
Living Cost Rises
Fraternity houses are charging
this year from $27.50 to $33.00, in
the latter class the small number of
gi>rls in the house being largely re
sponsible for the difference. Review
of an estimate of expenses in fra
ternity houses taken a couple of
years ago shows that a general av
erage then was about $25, although
some houses were able to charge as
low as $22.50.
(Continued on page 4)
The Portland News is acting as
sponsor for a five mile marathon
in a non-conference meet to be held
in Portland on February 21, in
which many of the educational in
stitutions of the state are expected
to participate. The team from each
institution will consist of five mem
bers and the race will be staged
through the streets of Portland.
A large silver trophy cup, valued
at $95, goes to the individual win
ner in the contest while the winning
team will receive a large pennant.
Glenn Walkley, who was the un
doing of 0. A. C. in the cross
country last fall just before the O.
A. C.-Oregon homecoming football
game, Emerald Sloan, Albert Combes,
and Don Davis, all members of last
fall’s cross country team, are train
ing for the event. Bill Coleman,
Wayne Akers, and Victor Bradeson,
all cross country men, are running
around the track on old Kincaid
field, getting in shape for the race.
Just who the other participants in
the contest will be is not known yet.
Bill Hayward has written to the
Portland News for full information
concerning the track meet and ex
pects a reply the latter part of this
week or the first of next.
Bill says that the Oregon men are
rapidly getting into form and that
he expects to send a strong team
to Portland.
Pound Sterling
Slump Prevents
Return to Oregon
“I had planned to return to Oregon
next fall to go to the University,
but I cannot afford to lose ten cents
on every dollar,” Herman A.
Leader, a foriher correspondence
study student in Portland, writes
from Seven Persons, Alberta, Canada.
Mr. Leader was in Canada at the
time of the war and enlisted in the
Canadian army and has not returned
to the United States.
The English pound sterling, usual
ly worth $4.87 in United States
money, is at present worth only
$3.33, which would be an even great
er discount than Mr. Leader men
Frances Moore, Freshman, Goes 48 Ft.
in Distance Contest
Frances Moore, a freshman from
Aberdeen, Washington, made 48 feet
in the plunge for distance while
swimming in the tank in the men’s
gymnasium Tuesday afternoon. This
is the highest record this year in
“the plunge for distance. It has only
been exceeded once during the last
three years and that was last year
when Helen Clarke, then a freshman,
made 52 feet.
There are a number of girls work
ing on the different events which are
scheduled for the interclass swim
ming meet to be held the last of
February or the first week in March.
Any girl who can swim is eligible
for entry in the meet.
Upperclassmen Interested in Subject
Eligible to Membership
A military society for upperclass
men, to be organized for the purpose
of studying military problems and
keeping in touch with late develop
ments, is being formed on the cam
pus. At a meeting Tuesday, Arnold
Koepke was appointed temporary
chairman. A name is to be selected
for the society and constitution' and
by-laws adopted in the near future.
Upperclassmen interested in mili
tary science are eligible to the so
ciety. It is planned to hold meetings
at regular intervals, at which papers
prepared by the members on military
subjects of current interest will be
Desires Better Educational Relations
With U. S.
Letters are constantly being re
ceived at the president’s office, show
ing the great interest European na-i
tions are taking in American educa
tion. A letter has just been received
from the Smithsonian Institute stat
ing that a request for catalogues from
American universities and colleges
has been made by the American lega
tion at Prague, Czecho-Slovak repub
Dr. Emil Cenkow, the counselor in
charge of foreign relations of the mu
nicipality of Prague, had called at the
legation and said he wished to estab
lish better cultural and intellectural
relations between the University of
Prague and the various American
Contains List of All Words of the
English Language
Parts I and II, voulme 9, of the
New English Dictionary of Historic
Principles, sometimes called the Ox
ford Dictionary have been received by
the University library These books
have been in the process of publica
tion since 1888, when volume I was
started. The volume just received goes
as far in the alphabet as “Th”, which
indicates that there are several vol
umes to come yet. These books con
tain a list of all the words in the
Bmglish language, both obsolete and
current, with every spelling and
meaning each word ever had.
Dopesters Predict Victory Over
Washington; Little Known
About W. S. C.
Sundodgers Have Big Crew to Pick
Quintet From—Oregon to Work
Same Five
The basketball games with the
University of Washington tomorrow
and Saturday nights appears to be
the crucial test of the season for the
lemon-yellow hoopers. “Oregon
should win if nothing happens,” said
Shy Huntington in regard to the
coming games. The team is in fair
shape although Latham and Durno
are not in top notch condition. The
regular line-up of Durno, Lind, Lath
am, Chapman and Jacobberger will
be used against the Sound city play
i ers unless some of the men are
injured in the game tonight.
The Seattle squad has twelve men
of nearly equal ability, which gives
the visitors a distinct advantage.
The Washington eligibility lists
have not arrived so the lineup is not
! certain, but the following men will
[ probably be among those who make
the trip: Sanders, Talbot, Munson,
Cook, Straatz, Nickelson, Jamieson.
The team worked well against O. A.
1C. last week-end, where they divid
ed a two game series with the Cor
vallis quintet.
Dopesters predict an Oregon vic
tory over Washington, but there is
nothing certain about the outcome
of the games. A victory at this
time would greatly illuminate Ore
gon’s chances for the coast cham
pionship, for it would give the team
the desired confidence and morale.
Dr. David Barrows to Stop Short
Time on Trip North—May
Address Students
David P. Barrows, the new presi
dent of the University of California,
will visit the University, near the
end of this term, or the beginning
of next, and an endeavor will be
made to get him to address the
students. He is making a trip to
British Columbia and is not certain
whether he will stop off in Eugene
on his way there, or on his return
President Barrows received de
grees at Pomona College, the Uni
versity of California, Columbia and
the University of Chicago. He has
held many executive otiices in the
field of education, among them presi
dent of the trustees of Mills College,
member of the board of directors of
the California State school for the
Deaf and the Blind, and a member
of the California commmission on
rural credit and colonization.
He was professor of education
and political science, dean of the
school of education, and dean of the
faculty, at the University of Cali
i D. Mullarkey, Editor Last Year, to
Edit Redmond Spokesman
Douglas Mullarky, editor of the
Emerald last year, who has been at
tending the University of California
during the past term, arrived in
Eugene Tuesday night to spend a few
dayS visiting with University friends
while enroute to his home at Red
mond, Oregon.
His father has recently purchased
the Redmond Spokesman and Mul
larky is going home to assume the
editorship of the paper. He expects
to leave Eugene tonight.