Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920, March 09, 1920, Image 1

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MARCH 9, 1920 NUMBER 56
Foundation Nearly Completed;
Work On First Story to Be
Started Soon
Many Donations to Fund Received
Since Holidays—Concrete Laid
in Swimming Pool
Bids for the plumbing and wiring
of the woman’s building were receiv
ed Thursday and contracts will be
awarded soon, according to Karl On
thank, secretary to President Camp
bell. Work on the building is now
progressing unhampered by lack of
materials and both masons and car
penters are busy.
The reinforced concrete for the
swimming pool has already been laid
and the forms are now being torn
away. Many of the window casings
are completed and are receiving their
first coat of paint. Workmen are
busy shaping the large timbers to be
used in he framework of the first
story of the main building.
Mr. Onthank says that $10,000 in
pledges are outstanding and an ad
ditional $15,000 remains to be raised.
All pledges are being met as they
come due, however, and work is go
ing on constantly toward securing
the funds still needed. The Elks
band is giving a benefit concert and
dance in the Armory Friday, March
12, in the interest of the fund.
Many donations have been received
since the close of the students’ holi
day campaign. Among the largest of
these are a $2,000 gift from the T.
B. Wilcox family of Portland; $2,000
from Max Houser of Portland; $500
from W. L. Thompson of Portland,
father of Edward Thompson, a Uni
versity student; $500 from Kappa
Kappa Gamma; more than $500 from
the Musical club of Portland; nearly
$110 from the Friday morning lec
ure series of the Juniot league of
Portland; over $500 from Conningsby
Dawson’s lecture in Portland.
Mrs. A. H. Schroff, who is going to
Portland soon to paint .several minia
tures, will turn the proceeds over to
the Women’s building fund.
A rather peculiar thing about the
slight flu epidemic recently prevalent
on the campus is that there were
nearly three cases among women to
one among the men, Dr. E. H. Saw
yer, University physician, said today.
Of the 50 cases that have been in
the infirmary so far, 36 were women,
he explained. This majorty, he said,
might be due to the women’s inabil
ity to stand the week-end activities,
and he believes it still not only wise
bu necessary to limit these activities
for a while.
The cases among University stu
dents have been, for the most part,
light, the doctor declared, but the ill
ness leaves its victims very weak
and, even though they are practically
well, they are unable to regain their
strength for some time. The num
ber of new cases is dropping off very
favorably now, he said, with only two
or three in the last few days. Most
of those in the infirmary now are
the ones who are slow in convalescing,
as several have been.
Dr. Sawyer believes the improved
condition is not due to the change in
the weather, but more to the fact
that the disease has rather run its
course. Other cities, both in the
east and the west, are now preparing
charts, using ccurves to show the
comparison of this year’s epidemic to
that of last year, said. This he be
lieves is an indication that the epi
demic is generally „believed to be
near its end.
• - •
• Football sweaters will be a- •
• warded to 16 letter men at the •
• special student body meeting call- •
• ed for Thursday afternoon at 4 •
• o’clock. The sweaters will pro- •
• bably be awarded by Bill Hay- •
• ward, according to Stan Ander- •
• son, student body president. •
• There will be several amend- •
• ments to the student body con- •
• stitution to be voted upon at •
• this time. The next regular meet- •
• ing will not come until May, so •
• the special special session of the •
• associated students was called. •
Deed Considered Work of Outsiders
and Agges Not Held for
Who painted the “O”?
Eugene awoke Sunday morning
with the Oregon “O’” on Skinner’s
Butte brilliantly painted in orange
and black, the colors o,f the Aggies.
A party of freshmen under the guid
ance of some upperclassmen wielded
the lemon-yellow paint brushes with
the result that the damage was re
paired by noon.
But who painted it orange and
black? The presence of a number of
O. A. C. men in Eugene Saturday
night is not believed to be connected
with the affair because of the pact
made with the Aggies last term which
prohibits the painting of the "O”
and the stealing of O. A. C’s iron
Things of this nature which have
happened on the campus before have
been found to be the work of out
siders. When the iron Ttfoman was
taken from Corvallis last term the
blame was first laid upon the Univer
sity but investigation proved that its
students were not responsible ;for the
breaking of the pact.
In all probability persons not con
nected with either the University or
Agricultural college were responsible
for the painting. It is unfortunate
that the traditions regarding the “O”
should be violated by those who have
no connection with the University
and who have developed such a mark
ed abiliy to “monkey with the band
French Club to Hold Last Meeting
of Term Tomorrow Night
The last meeting for the term of
Le Foyer, the French club for stu
dents in the conversation classes, will
be held Wednesday evening in the
Bungalow at 7:30. A special pro
gram and social evening will be pro
vided and every member is urgently
requested to be present. This is the
first meeing since the enforcement
of the flu ban, and as this meeting
is the last, William Russis, president
of the club, is anxious to finish up
the term’s business. Refreshments
will be srved.
The program is as .follows: Un
Jen, Far tous; Une Histoire, M. Ben
jamin; Un Conte, Mile. Leonard; La
Cigare et la Lourmi, M. Howard;
Conte Espagnol, Mile. Espinosa; A
Paris, M. Burns; Solo Instrumental,
j M. Howard; Une Histoire, Mile. Hoi-;
Millage Bill Little Known Says Ex
tension Director
J. C. Almack, acting director of
the extension division, returned Mon-j
day from a trip to Boardman, Oregon,
where he attended a three days’ com-1
munity institute. The occasion was
the dedication of a new high school
building. Mr. Almack also visited
the Hood River high school and spoke
before the Overlook club at Portland
while gone.
At Boardman and en route Mr. Al-1
mack took occasion to talk to a
number of individuals concerning the!
millage tax for the University and
other educational institutions. Many
people expressed themselves as favor
ing the bill, he said, but a number of
business men expressed the opinion
that the general public has not yet
heard enough of the bill to be either
for or against it.
Professional Conference to
Open Wednesday In Villard
With Special Talks
Private Interviews Given Students
Interested in Particular
A vocational conference, represent
ing a_ numbr of the leading profes
sions and vocations which are at
tracting a big majority of university
men throughout the country, will be
held on Wednesday afternoon from
4:15 to 5:15 in Villard hall. The
speakrs of this conference will be
men who are specialists in their lines
and who have something of vital in
terest to give to the men in the pro
fessions Oif law, medicine, teaching,
association work and missions. In
addition to the information which
they will give along these lines, they
will show the relation which each
vocation has to the economic and
religious demands of the world at this
time, and will answer a need of the
nation in informing university men
of their place in national affairs.
Authorities to Talk
The profession of law will be rep
resented by Carl Sox, a Stanford man
who is a partner of Judge H. A. Hew
itt in Albany. The vocation of teach-1
ing will be taken up by Dr. H. C. Mc
Cowan; business will be discussed by
Dean Walker of Eugene; Dr. Wil
liam Kuykendall, also of this city,
will speak on medicine, and Y. M.
association secretary work will be
dscussed by H. W. Davis, who was
engaged in this work abroad during
the war and now is in charge qC the
local association.
The vocation of missions will be
discussed by D. H. H. Bell who
was abroad during the war. The
subject of the ministry will be spoken
of by Rev. William Moll Case.
Women Have Special Conference
— A similar conferenc for women will
be held at the same time in the Y. W.
C. A. Bungalow, where Miss Oolooah
Burner will talk on th subject of as
sociation secretary work for women.
Miss Burner is a De Pau university
woman and has been a national sec
retary for the Y. W. C. A. for several
years. Dr. H. C. McCowan will
speak on teaching and its relation
ship to the present needs of the na
tion, while Dr. H. H. Bell will speak
on missions. Mrs. William Moll Case
will take up the business profes
sions and speak pf the openings in
that line. Girls who desire to know
more of the particular fields in which
they are interested may confer with
these people after the meeting or
may obtain a private interview with
Miss Burner or Mrs. Case by seeing
Ruth Flegal or Mildred Weeks.
Baby Girl Arrives at Home of Former
Professor, Now in New York
Those who remember John Stark
Evans, former instructor of piano and
organ at the school of music, will |
be interested to know that word has i
been received of the arrival of a
daughter to him and his wife at i
their home in New York where Mr.
Evans is studying music.
Mr. Evans was manager of the glee
club as well as instructor of pipe
organ. He left the University to join!
the army, and while at Camp Lewis
met Mrs. Evans in a hostess house.
After his discharge from the army
he returned to the University facul
ty. He was here but a few weeks
when he returned to Camp Lewis to
get his bride.
Mr. Evans has been spending this
year in New York furthering his study
in music.
Committee to Meet
There will be a very Important
meeting of the Millage Tax commit
tee in the Administration building
Wednesday evening at 7:30 o’clock.
Stars In Recent Psychological Tests
Given Journalism Scoops Announced
Many Students Tie For Positions; Underclassmen Show Up
Strong; Lack of Time to Be Remedied In Future Exams
In the psychological test ,for jour
nalistic aptitude devised by Professor
Max Freyd of the University of Wash
ington, the sophomore class earned
the credit for doing the steadiest and
most satisfactory work. Some of the
best answers were made by the fol
lowing students. It is admitted by
Professor Freyd that the time ought
to have been extended. In the fol
lowing gTades, as they stand, a dis
proportionate credit is therefore given
for speed. Seniors are Identified by
the figure 1, juniors by 2, sophomores
by 3 and freshmen by 4. The classes
vary in size. Seven seniors took the
examination and 47 freshmen. Names
are given in order of achievement.
The sign * after a name means that
the student was tied with the student
named Just before him.
Test of accurate observation and
memory after observing a picture for
about a minute: Case (1), Abbott*
(2) , Richter (4), Richardson (1),
Boetticher* (1), Dierdorff* (3), Max
well* (4), Mann* (4), Basler* (4).
Miss Basler is the only woman in the
above list.
Proofreading test; watchfulness and
knowledge of spelling, etc.—Spall (3),
Ball (2), Scott (4), Sparling (4),
Maxwell (4), Whitehouse (4), Case
<T), Bartle (4), Churchill (2), Sikes*
(3) , Kays* (3), Larson* (4).
General information and knowledge
of meaning of difficult words—Guyon
(4) , Dierdorff (3), Scheldt (4), Youel
(4), Richter (4), Ellis (3), Smith (2),
Edwards (2), Phipps* (3), Hoyt (3),
Brogan* (4).
Ability to distinguish quickly and
accurately between synonyms. In this
test Miss Ruth Austin (3) stood in a
class by herself, so ,far superior to
anyone else that it Is a shame to
mention names. The next best were
Richardson (1), Dierdorff (3), D
Vore* (4), Coolidge* (4). One step
lower stood Hedrick (special), Case*
(1) , Abbott* (2), Edwards* (2), Ball*
(2) , Ellis* (3), Phipps* (3), Kelty*
(3) , Guyon* (4), Maxwell* (4), Grat
ke* (4).
Judgment of news values. (Test is
to be revised; some element of luck
entered here).—Guyon (4), McKinney
(2), Ellis* (3), Dierdorff* (3), Eiler*
(4) , Boatman (2), Austin* (3), Bus
ier* (4), Eisman (3).
Strong verbal memory. Reproduc
ing article read by Dr. Wheeler.—
King (4), Sikes (3), Gpyon* (4),
Dierdorff (3).
Good Judgment as to what to do in
a crises. Gratke (4), Starkweather
(4), Bailey (2), Scheldt (4), Richter
(4), Smith (2), Kelty (3), Davis (1),
Hoyt* (3), Brown (2), Guyon* (4),
Maxwell (4), Edwards (2), Bolger (3).
Making up words from given let
ters as in game of anagrams.—Case
(1),- Haven (3), King* (4), Sikes (3),
Coad* (3), Maxwell* (4), Busier* (4).
Thinking up synonyms quickly.—
Bolger (3), Smith (2), Haven (3),
Larson (4).
“Nc|t enough interest is being
shown for the inter-company track
meet,” reports Bill Hayward in dis
cussing what is characterized as one
of the greatest intramural athletic
events that has been promoted on
the Oregon campus for some time.
Unless more interest is shown there
will not be a meet next Saturday
and the contest will have to be post
poned until next term.
The company try-outs were not
satisfactory last Saturday as there
were no entries in some of the
events which should have been hotly
contested. Owing to the fact that
so few have shown up for practice
or signified their iutentipns of entry
it has been impossible for the track
managers of the various companies
to complete a team roster.
Bill has offered a large loving-cup
for the winners of the meet. The
contest is to be a medley relay meet,
the first man running 100 yards, and
being followed by a 220 man who
will be followed by another 100 yard
man. Following the second century
runner will be another 220 man who
in turn will be followed by a 440
runner. The distance each man will
run increases up to the last man who
will do the mile.
An abundance of track material is
to be found in the companies of the
R. O. T. C„ especially among the
members of the freshman class. The
meet next Saturday should serve to
bring forth a number of good men
and give Hayward a chance to see
some of the men in action who have
not been turning out for track. The
men in charge of track in the various
companies are: Company A, Elston i
Ireland; Company B, Russell Myers; i
Company C, Glen Walkley; Company
D, Richard Sunderleaf.
Almack to Speak at Monmouth
J. C. Almack, acting director of
the extension division, will go to
Monmouth on March 19 to speak
before the Parent-Teacher association
on the subject of meutal tests.
Sheldon Goes to Jackson
Dr. H. D. Sheldon, dean of the
school of education, will speak be
fore the Rogue River Principals’ club
at Jacksonville next Saturday on the
subject of Americanization.
The dance committee for Junior
wek-end has recommnded a formal
prom for this year. The junior class
will decide upon the committee’s
recommendation at its meeting
to be held soon, said Eddie Durno,
general chairman of the entertain
ment for this year.
On Thursday night the week-end
program will open with a costume
parade at 7:30, followed by the Canoe
fete at 9:30. The fraternities will
each entertain their individual guests
with a stunt program or similar af
fair after the canoe fete instead of
the usual house dances, Durno said.
The committee feels that better op
portunity will be afforded the houses
to become acquainted with their
guests in this way.
Four baseball games and one track
meet will be held during the week
end. Both the Varsity and freshman
nines will clash with O. A. C. and
a freshman track meet will be stag
ed, probably with O. A. C. Kooks,
according to present plans.
Well Known Tenor to Give Recital
at Methodist Church
Curtiss Peterson, prominent in mus
ical circles both on and off the cam
pus, will give a recital on Tuesday
svening, March 16, at the First Metli
>dist church at 8:15. The announce
nent has aroused considerable inter
est among lovers of music and ad
nirers of Mr. Peterson’s ability. Miss
Patty French will act as accompanist j
md Professor Leland Coone will as
ilst with the program as organist.
No formal program for the recital
las yet been announced.
Mr. Peterson is well known in mus
cal circles for his unusual tenor
foice and has always played a pro
ninent part In musical activities. The
innouncement of the program prom
ses something interesting in student
Luncheon for Girls
The women’s foreign missionary so
ciety of the Methodist Episcopal
:hurch of this city will entertain the
Methodist girls of the University at
i luncheon at 12:30, March 13, in the
•hurch dining room.
Chase Chapter Active Before
Moving of School to
Eugene In 1915
Five of Local Club to be Initiated in
Portland—Others Will Be Put
Through Later Here
The international legal fraternity
of Phi Delta Phi, which had a charter
at the University of Oregon law
school in Portland between 1891 and
1915, has transferred the Chase chap
ter there to the University school in
Eugene, and the formal transfer will
take place probably within the next
two weeks, according to word just
received from the national confer
Phi Delta Phi, which was founded
at the University of Michigan in 1869,
is international, having about 50 ac
tive chapters in United States and
chapters in the United States and
Canada. Membership is confined ex
clusively to law students.
On March 13, five members of the
University Law club on the campus
will go to Portland, where they will
be initiated into the Chase chapter
there. These men are Maynard Har
ris, Ben Ivy, Bordon Wood, Lyle Me
Croskey and Thomas I. Chapman.
They will be accompanied by Carlton
E. Spencer, registrar, who is a mem
ber of the Portland chapter. After
being initiated they will then be auth
orized to return to the campus and
initiate the other members of the
Law club. They will also bring
with them the fraternity charter, a
set of law books, and other chapter
room equipment, which has been the
property of the Portland fraternity.
16 Men in Local Club
Members of the campus Law club
are Lyle McCroskey, president; Gor
don Wells, vice-president; Thomas I.
Chapman, sec.-treasurer; Joe Hedges,
Ben Ivey, Bordon Wood, Maynard
Harris, William Coleman, Kenneth
Armstrong, Francis Wade, Frederick
Howard, Sylvester Burleigh, Earl
Conrad, Joe Ingram, Sam Bass War
ner and Thomas A. Larramore.
The order has come from Portland
that there is to be some pre-initiation
preceding the trip. On Thursday,
Mar. 11, the five men will attend all
classes in dress suits, middy hats
and wearing either rubber boots or
high loggers’ shoes. No overcoats will
be permitted unless the weather is
very bad. After the 8, 9 and 10
o’clock classes the five will gather on
the library steps, where they will give
(Contineud on page four)
Next Assembly to Have Interesting
Feature—Miss Burner and
"Doc” Mason to Speak
Speakers representing the Inter
church World Movement will address
the students at the next to the last
assembly of the winter term next
Thursday morning at 11 o’clock, ac
cording • to Karl Onthank, executive
Of the several speakers who are to
be on the campus this week “Doc”
Horace C. Mason and Miss Oolooah
Burner will talk at the assembly,
said Miss Urith Dailey, campus Y.
W. C. A. secretary.
“Doc” Mason, pastor of the Uni
versity Congregational church at
Seattle, is a very interesting speaker
and the students should make a spe
cial effort to hear him and get ac
quainted with him, according to Roy
Veatch, who has heard him speak.
Miss Burner, who has a special mes
sage for the University women, was
at the head of the Y. W. C. A. nurses
of the John Hopkins unit during the
war and was overseas a little over a
year. She has been connected with
Y. W. work for some time, and has
a personality which will make her
talks to the girls of very great In