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THETA SIGMA PHI EDITION
Official student body paper of the University of Oregon, published
every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday of the college year by the Associat
Entered in the postofficc at Eugene, Oregon, as second class matter.
A Theta Sigma Phi issue of the Emerald is printed each year on Sat
urday of Junior Week-end. The purpose of the custom is to give the women
of this journalistic fraternity .the opportunity of putting out one issue of
the publication with only the assistance of women. Through this medium
the pledges for the year are announced.
ADELAIDE LAKE .
DOROTHY DUN1WAY .
HELEN MANNING .
LYLE BRYSON .
VICTORIA CASE .
LOUISE DAVIS .
FRANCES BLUROCK ..
ANNA L. BECK, EMMA W. HALL
Society Editor and Proof Reader
Nell Warwick, head of the copy desk; Frances Habersham, artist; Mrs.
Amy Larremore, Velma Rupert, Eleanor Spall, Annamae Bronaugh, Wanna
McKinney, Elva Bagley, Mary Lou Burton, Doris Sykes, Mauna Loa Fallis,
Frances Quisenberry, Pauline Coad, Eunice Zimmerman, Ariel Dunn, Inez
King, Mildred Weeks, Mary Truax, Maybelle Leavitt, Esther Fell, Margaret
. BUSINESS STAFF
MARY ELLEN BAILEY .
Clem Cameron, Doris Parker, Friederike Schilke.
THETA SIGMA PHI
Theta chapter of Theta Sigma Phi, women’s national jour
nalistic fraternity, was installed on the campus of the University
of Oregon in 1915 and now has on its chapter roll 19 active mem
bers and 38 alumnae. Theta chapter as well as the other chap
ters of the fraternity claims among her members many women
who have the promise of brilliant literary careers. Active par
ticipation in the profession of writing is the anticipation of
every Theta Sigma Phi whether she is interested in newspaper
work, advertising, poetry or short story.
Theta chapter received recognition at national convention
held the last of April in Madison, Wisconsin, as being one of
the best chapters of the fraternity. Lyle Bryson, a junior, was
the delegate to the convention. Here she met such women as
Zona Gale, famous author, who recognize the merits of Theta
Sigma Phi and have offered their good will and co-operation for
the pursuits of these women.
Theta Sigma Phi is a great inspiration to its members. It
brings the student in journalism in c.ontact with other women
who have gone out into this work and are bringing honor to the
POT AND QUILL
We have endeavored to indicate our interest in literary as
well as journalistic writing. The page devoted to features is
proof of this interest and is under the official sanction of Theta
Sigma Phi. But the actual work for the page was done largely
by a small circle of literary enthusiasts not very old on the cam
pus, called the Pot and Quill. These girls are interested in lit
erary writing and reading, not in journalism, but for the sake
of the women’s edition of the Emerald, were willing to give their
time, and their work to be criticized and used or rejected as the
editors should decide. This was done in a spirit of unselfishness
and good sportsmanship. Many of the articles are not signed
even with initials. There was no personal advertisement or
praise give nor received. The editors of the Theta Sigma Phi
Emerald extend their hearty thanks for this service and good
DO YOU LIKE US ?
The University of Oregon takes great pleasure in welcoming
to the campus for Junior Week-end the hundreds of students and
friends from all parts of the state who have come to be the
guests of the University for these few days. We feel honored
to think that so many of you have come; we hope that you are
enjoying being here as much as we are enjoying having you
First of all, we want you to have a good time. It is for that
reason primarily, probably, that you have come. But with that
good time, we want you to realize in a small measure, what the
University means to the Oregon student. We hope that you wil
feel the love and loyalty which we have in our hearts for oui
Alma Mater, that you will respond to it. and we hope that some
day you will be feeling with us that thrill and that joy that
comes to us at the mention of the University of Oregon. Wt
hope that you too will be moved by that powerful force. Oregoi
Spirit, the force which cannot be adequately defined, but tin
force, we know, which welds together all the various element
of our student life.
Again we welcome you, trusting that we may see you in the
fall and welcome you then with us as Oregon students.
THE LAME DUCKS
The spirit of good sportsmanship on the University is find
ing its expression in the organization of the “Lame Ducks” o
the campus. The feeling that prompted the movement is char
acteristic of the University of Oregon and is worthy of praise
Any student who has ever been defeated in a race for a eampu>
office should ally himself at once with the new society which
promises to be one of the largest and most influential here. An
interesting tact about the organization is that many students
now holding prominent offices on the campus have been made
eligible for membership by former defeats. The purpose of the
club isto promote the feeling of good-fellowship among those
defeated at election and to bind them in this common bond of
MULTNOMAH CLUB WINS
PTIC MEET EISIL1
III FRIDAY RACES
ALL FIRST PLACES LOST
Little Interest Taken In Canoe Races;
Sophomores Only Class to Enter;
Juniors Win Tilt.
The Multnomah Amateur Athletic
club carried off all the first l’,ces i;i
the aquatic meet held on the mill
race Friday afternoon between rep
resentatives from that organization
and the University of Oregon. Wis
ley, Pobockanka, Alonen, Webster
and Hosford came in first in the 50
yard dash, 100 yards backstroke, 100
yard dash, 100 yards breaststroke
and Marathon, respectively. r
Preceding the swimming contests,
interclass canoeing contests which
had been scheduled were pulled off,
but little competition was aroused
due to the fact that there were so
few entries. Hunt and Johnson, so
phomores scheduled to race senior
men, had the race to themselves, as
no senior representatives appeared.
Durno and Chapman, juniors, came
over the finishing line before the
frosh men. Benefiel and Chapman,
juniors, and Darby and King, fresh
men, were the only ones to enter the
canoe tilting contest. The juniors
won, tipping over the freshmen be
fore they had scarcely a chance to
Dorothy Reed and Helen Clarke
were the only women to enter the
canoeing contests. Both are sopho
mores and because no other class
representatives appeared, they were
given first place with much applause.
Following the swimming contests,
Douglas and Webster, Multnomah
club men, and Moers and Capps, for
Oregon, gave some diving exhibitions,
each doing three kinds of dives.
Places held by entrees in the swim
ming contests were:
50 yard dash—Wisley, Multnomah,
first; Douglas, Multnomah, second;
Hazzard, Oregon, third.
100 yard dash—Alonen, Multnomah,
first; Enegreen, Multnomah, second;
Howard, Oregon, third.
100 yard backstroke—Poboekanka,
Multnomah, first; Hazzard, Oregon,
second; Kureshigi, Oregon, third.
100 yards breaststroke—Webster,
Multnomah, first; Enegreene, Multno
mah, second; Kureshigi, Oregon,
Marathon — Hosford, Multnomah,
first; Merchie, Oregon, second;
Hedges, Oregon, third.
LYLE BRYSON HOME
Journalism Fraternity Delegate
Tells Of^Meeting Notables At
Rubbing elbows with the most prom-1
inent newspaper and magazine writers
in the United States lias been the lot
of Lyle Bryson, who returned to the
campus Wednesday after a two-weeks
trip to Madison, Wisconsin, and way
points. Miss Bryson was delegate to
the national convention of Theta Sig
ma Phi. women’s journalistic frater
nity, held at the University of Wiscon
sin, April L’9 to May-1, and thus had
tlie opportunity of personally meet
ing several of the nation’s most con
spicuous literary stars.
At each convention session talks on
the various phases of journalism were
given by such men as Lee A. White,
Editor of the Detroit News, and Wil
lard Bleyer, author of the popular text
book on journalistic writing and head
of the department at Wisconsin. Zona
Gale, well known short story writer,
gave the delegates much interesting
"inside dope" on editors and their de
mands. Her talks were supplemented
by other magazine and news writers
who added their personal experiences
to the list.
Mis Grace Edgington. former Uni
ersit.v of Oregon student, who is now
ssistant instructor in the department
<f journalism at the University of
Washington, was elected to the office
if fraternity organizer at the conven
Miss Bryson spent four days in
Chicago on her return trip and visited
Northwestern and Chicago universi
ties. From Chicago, Miss Bryson
came back via the Canadian Pacific,
stopping at Lake Louise, ietoria. B.
C.. Banff and Seattle for a short time
where she was the guest of her aunt
and uncle, Dean and Mrs. Irving M.
Production To Be Given June
17 And 18, Cast Has Been
“The Butterfly was a gentleman,
Which nobody can refute;
He left his lady-love at home,
And roamed in a velvet suit.”
Prefessor Fergus Reddie has the
part of the butterfly in Beau Brummel,
the Commencement play which is
to be given by the University play
Jers, at the Eugene theatre, June 17
The plot of this comedy, written
by Clyde Fitch for Richard Mansfield,
centers around the experiences of
“The celebrated Mr. Brummel,” whose
personal adornment was imitated by
every man in England during the
middle of the 19th century. His ap
pearance in a drawfng room set the
hearts of both matrons and maidens
in a flutter. Rising from obscurity,
unaided by wealth, family, or in
fluence, it was strange the narrow
gates guarding the “first society”
should have swung open so readily to
This all goes to show what auda
city coupled with a fine coat can
achieve. Beau never lifted his hat
to accost a lady: it would have been
too difficult to readjust it at the
carefully studied angle.
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