Oregon emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1909-1920, April 08, 1920, Image 1

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    VOLUME 21
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APRIL 8, 1920
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Musical Fraternity Will Be
Guest of University
June 9-13
, Mrs. William R. Wright, of Fresno,
„ Concludes Preliminary
A national convention of the
Mu Phi Epsilon, honorary musi
cal fraternity, is to be held at
the University of Oregon from
June 9 to 13. Plans for this con
vention were completed by Mrs.
William R. Wright, of Fresno,
California, the national president
of the fraternity, while she was
on the campus Wednesday visit
ing the Eugene chapter.
This will be the first convention
of this organization ever held in the
west, and one of a very few to be
held at a university, the meetings
usually taking pace at some conserva
tory. “This is a real distinction for
the University of Oregon,” said Miss
Leona Marsters, president of the lo
cal chapter, “and will give us a
chance to get acquainted with stu
dents from all the mpst important
conservatories and schools of music
in the East. The visitors will be
entertained as guests of our chapter
while here and we want the whole
University to help us make them en
joy themselves and make them real
ize that Oregon has a real univer
sity.” Definite plans for the enter
tainment of the guests have not
been made, but Miss Marsters says
the most will be made of the mill'
race and the mountains and very
probably a trip up the Columbia
Highway will be made.
Fiddler Is Lifted
Skyward; Musicians
Laugh With Crowd
Everything was quiet on the
Guild hall stage at Coquille.
Even Ralph Hoeber had finished
tuning and was waiting. The
word was given and the curtain
began slowly to rise. Rex Un
derwood raised his baton to be
ready for the grand crash with
which this, the first concert of
the Coos Bay tour, was to start.
The curtain was passing the
four foot stage of its ascendancy
when suddenly a wild cry was
heard. It was a cry full of
tragedy and demanded that the
curtain cease its rise immediate
ly. One would almost haye
thought that the curtain was
dragging someone up on the gal
In the course of a foot or two
the curtain stopped and every
one looking in the direction
whence the cry had come to
discover its cause. There they
saw Ralph Johnson extricating
himself from the curtain. His
coat tails had become caught
and he had started on an en
forced aerial journey.
The people of Coquille thought
the orchestra a jolly bunch when
the curtain finally finished its
rise and discovered 23 broad
Announcement Comes As Complete
Surprise to Friends
Coming as a complete surprise to
her friends on the campus is the an
nouncement of the marriage of Pearl
A. Craine, ’19, to Mr. John Kellogg
Waite, of San Francisco, last week.
Miss Craine was prominent on the
campus. She is a member of Zeta
Kappa Psi, national forensic society,
was on the Emerald staff, and is a
member of Pi Beta Phi.
Mr. and Mrs. Waite will make their
home in San Francisco.
Many Stunts Arranged
For Big Party of
When you see a lot of Chi O’s
in a corner talking and when you
see some Delta G’s in another
doing the a,ame, and even some
staid and sober Eutaxians in yet
another secluded spot you may
know that they are talking over
that stunt they are going to
spring before their unsuspecting
friends at the April Frolic, to
morrow night.
Already the air is filled with
hints of Bolshevism and wierd
fancies that are said to surpass
even the literary lights, and rambl
ing 'Romeos with their jazzy
Juliets of past frolics. You's
going to get more for your money
this year too, because there will
bp four more big stunts, than
last year, and all for a dime, too.
That is if you come dresed up.
Townspeople, garbed in the robes
of civilization will be taxed a
quarter, and must sit upstairs.
Be wise, the annual co-ed style
show will be a big feature, so
be good to the judges. It’s nev
er too early to begin, either, say
those who know. The judges
are Miss Mary Watson. Mrs. L.
E. Knapp. Mrs. F. L. Shinn.
Patron and patronesses are
Dean Elizabeth Fox, Mrs. P. L.
Campbell, Mrs. L. E. Bean. Mrs.
W. F. Osburn. Mrs. F. L. Cham
The order of the stunts is as
Chi Omega, Hendricks hall,
Alpha Plii, Pi Beta Phi, Delta
Deta Delta. Kappa Kappa Gamma.
Gamma Phi Beta. Sigma Delta
Phi, Alpi|a Delta, Kappa Alpha
Theta. Eutaxian, Delta Gamma.
Max Handman, ’07, Now Professor at
the University of Texas Shows
Appreciation for Help
A gift of $1,000 to the student loan
fund of the University for the pur
pose of enabling any student at Ore
gon to continue his or her educa
tion was received recently from Max
Silvius Handman, a graduate of the
University with the class of 1907.
Mr. Handman is now professor of
economics at the University of Tex
as. While a student at Oregon he
received help in educating himself
from the University loan fund and
a fund provided by a group of his
friends in Portland. It was in ap
! preciation of this assistance that he
! made the substantial addition to the
fund which each year materially aids
many Oregon students to continue
their education.
Annual Feast Will Be Held at the
Osburn, April 14.
The annual banquet of the Y. W.
C. A. scheduled for the night of the
election will be held Wednesday,
April 14, at the Hotel Osburn. This
banquet which is always the biggest
event which the Y. W. C. A. has
charge of during the year is attend
ed by all the association members
on the campus but owing to the
nearness of the examination week it
could not be held at the usual time
last term. Yiyian Chandler is in
charge of the affair, and with the
cooperation of all the girls on the
campus it is planned to make this
the largest banquet ever held
Dark, Damp Days Keep Squad
From Practice; Few Work
Out But Pitchers
Moose Jaw Club Here for Pre-Season
Practice—“Shy” Has Two
Whole Infields
Although Coach Huntington’s pro
teges are making the best of their
time during the rainy weather, Ore
gon’s baseball nine is suffering from
the effects of the lack of practice
and according to the present dope
from the training quarters the team
is going to be handicapped by going
into the conference schedule with a
lack of sufficient work outs unless
the weather conditions change with
in the next few days.
“Nick” Williams’ Western Canada
league team from Moose Jaw arrived
in Eugene today, but the games for
the remainder of the week will have
to be postponed unless weather con
ditions take a quick turn for the
better. The schedule with the Can
adians called for a game every after
noon for the remainder of this week
| and a game each afternoon of next
| week. It is hoped that the conditions
will at least change before the fore
part of the week in order that the
games can be pulled off on schedule.
Coach Huntington has been looking
forward to the practice games with
the Canadians to get a line on his
prospects for the coming season ana
also believes that his squad will pick
up some valuable pointers from the
First String not Picked
“Shy” has not made a selection
of his first string yet but expects
to have a pretty .fair line on them
by the latter part of next week, ac
cording to the information he gave
out this morning. He also expects
to cut down the squad at that time
and begin to grind off the rough
spots in his regular aggregation. At
present the pitching staff is about
all that is really getting any work
outs'. Berg, Knudson, Jacobson, F.
Jacobberger, Shim and Kennon are
showing up to the best advantage
on the mound and it is to be ex
pected that “Shy” will select his reg
• ular string men from this squad of
I tkrirlers. They are working out every
afternoon in the gym, there is also a
chance for a little batting practice
in the gym but no chance for any
fielding work.
~ (Continued on page 4)
Pledging among the men’s and wo
men’s fraternities on the campus was
light this term due to the small
number of people registering. The
nine men and seven girls pledged are:
Phi Gamma Delta—Eugene Bowen,
Kappa Sigma—Hall Smith, Eugene.
Alpha Tau Omega—Lawrence Hull,
Oregon City.
Sigma Chi—Carpenter Staples, Port
Sigma Xu—John Bryson, Eugene.
Owl Club—Jacob Jacobson Eugene.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon—Jack Young
and Irwin A. Barendrick, Portland.
Delta Tau Delta—Rollo Grey, Port
Gamma Phi Beta—Marian Briggs,
Chi Omega—Frances Hinkle, Her
m is tom
Alpha Delta—Genevieve Chase, Co
Alpha Phi—Hilda Chase, Portland.
Delta Psi—Jean McEachern, Port
land, Helen Smith, Eugene, Marie
Flynn. Portland.
Speaker is Head of University
of California and Friend
of W. D. Smith
President Has Thrilling Experiences
When Director of Education
On Islands
Dr. David P. Barrows, recently in
augurated president of the University
of California, will be on the campus
tomorrow, on his return from British
Columbia, and will address the stu
dents at the 11 o’clock assembly,
which has been shifted from Thurs
day morinng. Dr. Barrows is a very
interesting and keen speaker, say
those who have heard him, and is a
personal friend of Dr. W D. Smith,
of the geology department of the
In Educational Work
“We have hiked through the jun
gles and climbed the mountains to
gether," said Dr. Smith in speaking
of their experiences while in the
Philippine islands. At that time,
which was ten years ago, Dr. Bar
rows was director of education in the
islands, and Dr. Smith was the gov
ernment chief of the division of the
bureau of mines. Dr. Barrows was
very successful in his work there,
said Dr. Smith, and this educational
work, which was the root of every
progressive movement in the islands,
was one of the most important works
of America.
Experiences Are Thrilling
Dr. Barrows had some very thrill
ing experiences while in the Philpi
pines. In 1902, while in the ethno
logical survey, he visited the village
of Kalinga, on the island of Luzaii.
The natives had an uprising, and
he was forced to run for his life,
leaving all his baggage behind him.
Dr. Barrows is Commissioned
A member of the first civilian of
ficers trainng camp at the Presidio,
Dr. Barrows was commissioned a
major and sent to the Philippines.
Later he became a colonel and was
sent with the American forces to
Siberia, from where he returned a
bout six months ago to his position
as' dean of the faculty of the Uni
versity of California, which place he
held before the war.
His selection as president of the
southern institution, and his inaug
uration have taken place since that
time. Dr. Barrows is very democrat
ic, said Dr. Smith, and is very pop
ular at the University of California.
The Philippines are calling for ISO
American teachers fpr immediate ser
vice, and anyone interested would be
able to obtain information from Dr.
Barrows, said Dr. Smith.
The southern speaker will be en
tertained at luncheon Friday noon by
members of the faculty from the
University of California, and others.
Will Move to Nelson House at 1417
Alder Street In September
A deal has just been closed be
tween Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity
and P. A. Nelson, of Eugene, for the
purchase of the latter’s home at 1417
Alder streets. The fraternity bought
the new home just before the holi
days, hut will not move into it un
til September. The new house is a
larger one than the home now oc
cupied by the S. A. E.’s at 818 Alder
having nine rooms and two sleeping
porches, and will accommodate a
larger number of men.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon is the latest
to be installed among the national
fraternities at the University.
Intersectional Tennis Off
The annual East vs. West tennis'
matches will probably be called off ■
tills year. Several of the leading!
players are planning a trip to Eng
land where they will compete in
the WTiimbleton tourney.
Wild West Night
Put On By Men
While Girls Frolic
While the women of the Uni
versity are treading lightly or
heavily on each other's toes m
the gymnasium in the April Fro
lic, the men. Joyously released
from feminine restraint, will re
turn to the primitive in the In
ter-fraternity Smoker to be held
in the new armory tomorrow
Jazz? Wild West stuff? The
fraternity men will wallow in it.
The click of make-believe roul
ette wheels and the droning voice
of the "faro dealer” will be the
mueic of the evening. Bad meir?
Say! some of the two-gun men
who have been in hiding on the
campus could mawe Bill Hart look
like a tenderfoot. And they’ll
be there, too, bolder and badder
than ever, slouching through the
smoke looking for greenhorns
and pounding on the "bar" for
Mystery shrouds the stunts
program, but Johnny Houston is
at the head of the stunts com
mittee, so be prepared for any
thing. There will probably be
some fistic performances and
wrestling bouts interspersed with
the other features.
Vast gobs of eats will be there
too, says Jack Beneflel, chair
man of the eats committee.
Primitive food for primitive
men. Hot dog! Let’s go! Eight
thirty is when the Jazz-fest be
While students are still registering
and complete figures for the. spring
term’s registration are not yet avail
able, it is expected that the number
of students that will attend the Uni
versity this term will be the lowest
of the year.
Up to Thursday noon, according to
art estimate given by Mrs. George
Fitch, chief clerk in the registrar’s
office, between 1200 and 1300 stu
dents had registered. To this figure
about 75 may be added, she believes,
as the usual number of students who
register late. This would bring the
number up to about 1350 which is
over 400 less than last term’s reg
Though no figures relating to the
matter have as yet been compiled,
the larger part of this dropping off
in registration may be attributed to
men who are not coming back due
to the many positions opened to them
in the spring of the year, according
to Mrs. Fitch.
Intensive Correspondence to be
Leaned on as Second Phase
of Campaign
Assistant* Will Be Appointed to
Pour Facts Into Every
Part of State
An intensive letter writing cam
paign is to be launched immediately
as the second phase of the students’
support of the millage bill, according
to plans of Don Newbury, student
campaign chairman.
“Some students seem to feel now
that vacation is over, their work is
completed and fate alone can decide
the outcome of the millage bill," said
Don Newbury in outlining the new
course of action. “In reality the
most extensive and effective work is
yet to be done.”
In order to facilitate the work of
letter writing a captain has been ap
pointed for eacli county in the state,
and lieutenants will be selected for
each town to make sure that their
home district is effectively covered.
Not. only do Newbury's plans in
clude further publicity of financial
needs of Oregon’s educational in
stitutions, but they provide also for a
check on public sentiment in every
part of the state.
Much Work Yet to Do
Reports of the students from their
vacation work indicate .according to
Newbury, that, while the University
has many friends throughout the
state, a great many more must be
convinced of the pressing need for
relief if they are to vote for the
measure. This work, said Newbury,
can be most effectively accomplished
by the students themselves. He
urges that all students fill out their
vacation report blanks and deposit
them in the boxes provided in the
administration building and in the
library as they are of very great
importance to the central committee
during the closing weeks of the cam
All county captains are asked to
attend a very important meeting in
Dean Straub’s room on Friday after
noon at 2:15. Following are the stu
dents selected to have charge of the
various counties for the remainder
of the campaign:
List of Chairmen
Baker, Lindsay McArthur; Benton,
Ella Rawlings; Clackamas, Louise
Sheehan; Clatsop, Dorothy Wootton;
Columbia, Alma Ditto; Coos, Nell
Warwick; Crook, George Stearns;
Deschutes, Evelyn Smith; Douglas,
Wesley Frater; Gilliam, Creston
Maddock; Grant, Arthur Hicks; Har
ney, Annette Leonard; Hood River,
(Continued on page 2.)
Collegiate World Uses Exchange
Picked up by Over 50 Others
That the Lemon Punch Is reced
ing attention from the comic sheets
of colleges in different parts of the
United States is shown by a card re
ceived by the Emerald from the
Collegiate World at Indianapolis. The
card bears a clipping from the Ver
mont Cynic credited to the Lemon
Punch. The Collegiate World says:
“Good stuff—the Lemon Punch. We
ran this in our March number and
have seen it in over 50 exchanges.
The paragraph which is a product
of the pen of 1)111 Bolger is ns fol
lows: “At the Grill during the holi
days the orchestra played ‘Sand
Dunes’ and the music was so real
istic that the boys hauled out their
camels.” i
Prom Will Be Formal.
Committees Working
On Details
The Junior From scheduled for May
15 is to return to the customary form
al of a few years i.go by a recent
decree of the junior class. Flowers
will not be the general thing and
taxis are to be rigorously tabooed if
the plans of the general committee
in charge of the affair work out.
It was also decided to have a junior
vaudeville Friday before the big week
end to make a few extra shekels to
swell the coffers of the class treas
ury before starting on the grand
splurge. Alexander Brown is chair
man of this committee and is work
ing out the details of the perform
ance to present at next meeting.
(Continued on page 3)