Oregon _ .EUGENE, OREGON, TUESDAY, VOLUME 21 Emerald MARCH 9, 1920 NUMBER 56 ♦ SPECIAL STUDENT ASSEMBLY THURSDAY AT 4 IN VILLARD! BIDS RECEIVED FOR PLUMBING AND WIRING OF WOMEN’S BUILOING Foundation Nearly Completed; Work On First Story to Be Started Soon $15,000 YET TO BE RAISED 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. 300 PERCENT MORE GIRLS ILL THAN MEN WEEK-END ACTIVITIES HELD AS CAUSE FOR WOMEN’S SUSCEPTIBILITY 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. • LETTERS TO BE AWARDED • • TO 16 MEN AT SPECIAL • • STUDENT BODY MEETING • • - • • 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. • PAINTING OF “O” CAUSES COMMENT Deed Considered Work of Outsiders and Agges Not Held for Depredation 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 woman. 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 wagon.” LE FOYER PLANS PROGRAM 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-; iday. ALMACK VISITS SCHOOLS; 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. RELIGIOUS ASPECTS OF VOCATIONAL WORK WILL BE DISCUSSED Professional Conference to Open Wednesday In Villard With Special Talks WOMEN TO HAVE SESSION Private Interviews Given Students Interested in Particular Fields 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. J. S. EVANS HAS DAUGHTER 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). INTEREST LACKING IN COMPANY MEET CONTEST WILL BE POSTPONED UNLESS MORE ENTRIES ARE MADE “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. roil JURIBR WEEMRD PROM IDEA PROPOSED—FOUR BALL GAMES AND FROSH MEET SCHEDULED 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. CURTISS PETERSON TO SING 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 ■ecitals. 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. PHI DELTA PHI, LAW FRATERNITY WILL BE BROUGHT TO CAMPUS Chase Chapter Active Before Moving of School to Eugene In 1915 INSTALLATION MARCH 13 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 ence. 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) INTERCHURCH WORLD MOVEMENT IS TOPIC 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 secretary. 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 terest.