Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, October 21, 1920, Image 1

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    Oregon Daily Emerald
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NO. 17.
Gem Sttateers Going (in Mid
Season Form Is Report of
Spellman After Trip.
Steers and Bill Rinehart Are
Expected to Loom Up
The varsity will have their hands full
in the Idaho game, Saturday, in the
opinion of assistant coach “Bart” Spell
man who witnessed the Idaho-Washing
ton state game in Moscow last Friday,
in which the Gcni state eleven lost to
the Cougars by a 14 to 7 score. Idaho
lias a speedy team this year and are al
ready going in mid-season form accord
« jug to Spellman. Their team work and
fight in the game last week shows them
to be a well coached aggregation.
Neither Coach Huntington or any of
his assistants^ are planning on an easy
game and it will be a hard fought con
test from the beginning to the end. “Shy”
expects to use about everything he has
against the invaders and it remains to
he seen whether the team has become
efficient enough in team work to stop
the onslaughts of the fast Idaho backs.
In Irving who holds down the right
halfback position for Idaho, the visitors
have one of the fastest and best ground
gainers that will be seen in action on the
Oregon gridiron this season, from all re
ports. Irving played a bang-up game in
the contest last week and was the most
consistent* ground gainer on the field.
Another man whom Oregon will be forced
to watch during the game is Captain
Plastino, who holds down the pivot job
on the Idaho line. Plastino is a bulwark
of strength in the Idaho first line de
fense. AVliat he will be able “to accom
plish against Oregon’s sorrel-topped cen
ter, “Brick” Leslie will be better deter
mined Saturday.
“Brick” Looks Good.
Leslie was regarded last year to be
one of the niftiest snapper-backs in the
conference and he is going even better
than last season. ITis performance in
the game against Harvard last season
displayed his ability to handle the job
even though outweighed some ”0 or 40
pounds by his opponents. “Brick” is
the smallest man in the Oregon line. j
Oregon’s line is not expected to leak
very much in the Saturday’s game. The
speed of the Tdaho eleven will probably
mean they will resort a great deal to end
runs and an open style of play. On,
either side of “Brick” Leslie, at the
guard positions will be “Fat” Mautz.
who handled a guard job on Huntington’s
eleven last year, and “Ed” Ward, who
played with the second1 string last sea
son. Two other men who will in all
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I Initiates of Sigma
| Upsilon to Gurgle
| From Library Step
•Tingling jingles and racy rhymes, pro
pounded with the aid of a rambling Royal,
and delivered fresh to assembly-goers to
day between ten o’clock classes and as
sembly, will feature the initiation of
Alex Brown and Jacob Jacobson into Ye
Tabard Inn chapter of Sigma Upsilon.
national literary fraternity.
The two neophytes will appear on the
campus early this morning in specially
designed smocks of antedeluvian make,
and will wear these throughout the day.
Following the ten o’clock class hour, the
two neophytes will perch themselves upon
the library steps, where with-the aid of a
pair of ticklish typewriters, they will en
deavor to pound out a ; few oratorical
masterpieces with a literary flavor which
will be feasted upon by the innovent on
lookers, such speeches to be limited to
five minutes each.
The two neophytes are divided in their
political preference, and it has been
feared by the active chapter of Sigma
Upsilon that the orations mayTurn into
a joint debate on the presidential candi
List Made Including Second and Third
Thousand Most Difficult
Used Words.
Professor F. L. Stetson of the school
of education of the University of Oregon
collaborated with Professor Earl Hudle
son, University of West Virginia, and
Miss Ella Woodyard, of the Carnegie
Foundation, in conducting an extended
investigation of high school spelling dur
ing the last year. The work was done
under the direction of Dr. T. H. Briggs,
Columbia Teachers College, and Dr. T.
D. Kelley of Leland Stanford University.
Their report appears in the September
issue of the Teachers College Record.
Tt includes a list of the second and
third thousand most frequently used
words in the English language, together
with frequency of occurrence and the
relative difficulty of each, thus making
an extension of the Ayer’s One Thou
sand Word TJst published in 1915.
In addition there are presented 16
standardized spelling scales of 20 words
each, with instructions for use and with
norms for each scale for each grade
from the seventh to the twelfth. These
scales make it possible 'to test twice
without repetition of tests the spelling
ability of each of the six classes in the
junior and senior high school. More
extended lists for study or test pur
poses may be easily prepared from the
two thousand words arranged according
to difficulty. The study is based upon
returns from 40.000 pupils in 181 high
schools and S3 states, or a total of
1,380,500 spellings, and is the most ex
tensive investigation so far made in this
Sigma Delta Chi, men’s honorary .jour
nalistic fraternity announces the election
of Raymond E. Tester, Carlton K. Logan.
John Dierdorff, Eugene Kelty and Harry
Chemist Promises “0” a Fullback;
Roger Williams, Jr. for 1940 Team
IAMS. , ^3
“He’s the most important part of our
family. He’s going to be fullback on the
varsity someday—he’s got the makings.
Huskier than I am, though of course,
he doesn’t weigh as yiucli.
"That’s what “Daddy” Williams, other
wise known as Roger J. Williams, as
sistant professor of chemistry, says about
Roger Jonathan, Junior, aged two, and
the way he says it loaves no doubt that
if is all true.
Daddy” Williams was born way off
l'u HMia, near Madras,) where his par
ents were missionaries, but he came to
America when lie was about two years
old. Since that time he has lived first
iu Kansas and then in California and |
'hen visa versa, so lie says. At the Uni
'ersity at Redlands, California, wTIere he
fook undergraduate work, Dr. Williams
was editor of the college paper, “The
Spectrum,” and also, presidefST of the
student body. Later he did graduate
work at the University of California,* re
ceiving a fellowship to the University of
Chicago from the Fleischmann Yeast
Company. There he made his doctor’s
degree. v
Leaving college, Dr. Williams did one
year of research work with the Fleisch
mann Co., and made a valuable discovery
for them. He found that yeast, just as
human beings, needs vitamines for its
growth Although his salary with the
Fleischmann Co. tWfs'Ohe hundred dol
lars more than it is here, Dr. Williams
felt that he wanted to teach so he cam<
west again.
“P. S.,” says Dr. Williams, “I neg
lected to tell you that Mrs. Williams
#as a classmate of mine all through col
leg,. In fact, we graduated from higl
school together, as well as from Univer
sity. She is also a graduate of the Cal
ifornia Polytechnic school and the Lo:
Angeles Normal.”
F. Q.
Resolution Passed Forbidirig
Throwing at Honorary
Society Neophytes.
Committee Is Appointed to
Investigate Humorous
The throwing of eggs and othrr missiles
at neophytes of campus honor societies
who appear in public pre-initiation per
formances will be frowned upon iu the
future, according to action taken at a
meeting of the student council last night.
A resolution was passed at the meeting
opposing such action on the part of Uni
versity students. Floyd Maxwell, sopho
more member of the student council, was
named by president Savage to succeed
Tom Watters', who did uot return to
school this year.
A committee appointed by president
Savage, consisting of Vivian Ch.l| idler
Ruth Flegal, Nell Warwick and Wayne
Akers, will consider the advisability of
financing the women’s league luncheon,
to be served at Homecoming, by some I
means other than taxing the women stu
dents of the University. It was thought
that the tax usually levied on the women
would not cover the luncheon this year,
and the committee expects to make some
arrangement whereby the men of. the
University Will be made to contribute to
the funds for the luncheon as well as the
A committee consisting of Harry Smith,
Floyd Maxwell and Ollie Stoltenberg will
investigate the advisability of issuing an
Oregon comic quarterly directly under
the supervision of the student body. The
student council was informed that a few
men had been_making investigations con
cerning such a magazine here, had sent
out questionnaires to other colleges, and
planned the issuance of such a magazine
at Oregon should no objections be raised
by the student council.
Suggestions offered by various mem
bers of the council favored having such a
magazine under the direct supervision o;
the Associated Students, believing that
under this arrangement such a magazine
would be more typical of Oregon. The
committee wilt also investigate the fi
nancing of such a magazine.
University students have been asked to
participate in the Armistice Hay parade,
which is being sponsored by the Eugene
post of the American Legion, and a com
mittee consisting of Don Davis, Lyle
Bartholomew and Nish Chapman was ap
pointed to investigate. University partici
pation in such a parade. The LTniversity
K. O. T. 0. will march in the parade,
and the American Legion is very anxious
to have every other student participate.
The Legion has adopted the Oregon
fresliman-O. A. C. rook football game as
part of the program for Armistice Day.
The attendance of every student a,t to
day’s assembly was urged by the coun
cil last night, and also active^ participa
tion in Friday night’s rally. Reports of
standing committees occupied the re
mainder of the meeting. TlieTTexf meet
ing of the council will be held next Wed
nesday evening.
Cross-Country Work for Season Also tc
Start Today.
Doughnut basketball and cross-coun
try work will start with a bang today,
when each men’s organization on the
University campus will send a represen
tative to Bill Hayward’s office to out
line plans for the year’s work.
In past years doughnut basketball has
taken a big place in student activities,
and present indications point, toward a
very lively season, according to Hayward
Several teams are working out at pres
ent. and as soon as the schedule is com
pleted and some time allowed for prac
tice the games will start. Phi Gamma
Delta won the championship last yeai
after a good season by defeating Friend
ly hall, 6 to 4, in the finals.
Student Body to Acknowledge
Debt to Oregon People Today;
Gov. Olcott Will Read Pledge
Rev. Dr. W. S. Gilbert of Astoria Will Speak on
Citizenship; Mme. McGrew and
Glee Clubs to Sing.
* _ *
* “As a student at the University *
* which is maintained by the people of *
* Oregon. 1 heartily acknowledge the *
* obligation I owe. The opportunities *
* open to me here for securing train- *
* ing. ideals and vision for life I deep- *
* ]y appreciate, and regard as a sacred *
* trust, and do hereby pledge my honor *
* that it shnll be my most cherished *
purpose to render as bountiful a re- *
* turn to the Oregon people and their *
* posterity', in faithful and ardent de- *
* votion to the common good, as will *
* be in my power. It shall be the *
* aim of my life to labor for the high- *
* est good and glory of an ever great- '
* er commonwealth.” *
t\t :Ji i’fi Sjt i',t * # :Js s>s $
Scribner’s Writer Pays High
Tribute to Proctor.
The statue' of the “Pioneer,” modeled
by A. Phimister Proctor, and presented
to the University of Oregon by Joseph
N. Teal, of Portland, in has re
ceived high commendation in an article
by Ernest Peixotto in the September num
ber of Scribner’s Magazine. Proctor is
classed by this author as one of the lead
ing sculptors of the natural life of men
and animals.
“An old wolf trapper, with unkept
whiskers, wearing a buckskin shirt, and
leading his cayuses and bear dog, was
the inspiration for the great piece of
work,” .says Peixotto. “Proctor had
seen the old trapper come in to Pendle
ton where the sculptor was living at that
time and, moved by the impulse to create
a likeness of the western type so truly
depicted, began his work.”
“An ‘Indian’ figure is being modeled
by Proctor for the Geyser Basin of Sar
atoga State Park, at Saratoga, New
York. It is that of an Indian bending
over a stream from which he is dipping
a handful of water. The model is Chief
Beaver, a Blackfoot, whom Proctor
brought to New York,” says Peixotto.
“Proctor commands,” he continues,’
a large following among red-blooded.men,
hunters, sportsmen, lovers of the out
doors, who understand nothing of the
superlative technical qualities of his ar
but arc carried away by his reality. lie
has contributed, to our public parks and
highways, our zoological gardens, our
natural history museums, as well as our
art museums, living vital things, noble
presentiments of our fast disappearing
fauna and our vanishing western type.”
Carl Onthank Says Summer School
Schedule Still In Use But Prom
ises Relief.
What is the trouble with the bells?
They ring at all times except that at
which they are supposed to ring. In
structors and students have been won
dering since the beginning of the term,
but no one appeared to understand what
was wrong.
An automatic device controls their
ringing, and can be so sot that they will
ring at any desired time. The men in
charge of the ground's said that several
had complained about the time at which
they were ringing but that no orders had
been given that would authorize them to
make the necessary change.
Mr. Onthank, tin? secretary to thf
President, explained that the bells were
still ringing on the summer school
schedule. lie saiil that, beginning today
they will ring at the proper time.
The University of Oregon student
body will for the tenth time in the history
of the institution acknowledge its debt
to the people of the state by taking the
pledge offered by Governor Oleott, at
the assembly today. The pledge day as
sembly is an annual event at the Uni
“An Exalted Citizenship” will be the
subject of a short talk by Reverend W.
S. Gilbert of Astoria. Reverend Ur.
Gilbert is well known at the University,
as he formerly lived in this city. lie is
a newly-appointed member of the board
of regents.
Governor Ren W. Oleott will make r
short address to the student body, after
which he will read the pledge.
Madame Rose McGrow will sing, “Vis
d’ Arte” from “Toscn.” The assembly
program will be opened by the singing ol
Frances Lee Prepares Herself
to Help Countrymen
“It is my one ambition to go back to
Shanghai and help the poor girls there,”
says Miss Frances Lee, a student in the
education department and an honor grad
uate of Lincoln high school, in Portland.
“The Chinese girls have not the ad
vantages we have. They have not the
public schools even. I want to teach
English and French and I am going to
study Chinese grammar and teach it also
Then T shall have a Sunday school class.”
It is for this last that Miss Lee is tak
ing work at the Bible University. “Am
whore I am going,” she continued in her
demure way, “it is wonderful. My cousin
has conic from Shanghai and lie says it
is lovely.”
Miss Leo was born in Portland but her
parents are both from Shanghai and she
has a brother and a sister studying in
the intermediate schools hi China. She
plans to go to Wellesley as soon as she
finishes at Oregon and then directly to
Although of foreign parentage Miss
Lee’s standards are thoroughly Ameri
can and she is very much interested in
campus life and activities and says ske
enjoys living at Hendricks hall among eo
many giris very much.
Order of Recitations Not Governed By
Seating Says Miss
Humor in a Spanish class is like a
Frosh wearing corduroys sitting on the
senior bench, but nevertheless a littld
humor found its way into Miss Thomp
son’s beginning Spanish class, and for a
few moments disturbed the austerity of
the unfortunate students in the front
Sentence by sentence the students
translated the Kspanol into Ingles, be
ginning with the students whose names
rank in the. remote end of the alphabet
and working backward into the A’s. After
a considerable period of time Air. Shive
ly, seated in the back of the room, was
requested to take up the translation
where it had been left off by the A’s.
Mr. Shively, suffering from momentary
mental torpidity or a lapse of memory,
began translating the wrong lesson. Sug
gestive subdued merriment broke out in
various parts of the study room.
“Mr. Shively,” said Miss Thompson.
“I think that you are on the wrong
“1 think lie is on (lie wrong sleeper,”
said a front-rank student.
Daily Emerald to Conduct
Presidential Preference
Ballot Next "Week.
Similar Contest Conducted by
Campus Publication
Four Years Ago.
Harding or Cox?
It will soon bo known just how the
students and faculty of the University
stand in regard to national political is
sues and candidates, for the Emerald
will put on an all-University straw-bal
lot next Wednesday, October 27,
Ballot boxes will be placed at the en
trance to the library and every student
and faculty member may vote once dur
ing the day. The student votes will be
kept separate from the faculty votes.
The political organizations which are
being formed on the campus are making
a strong effort, not only to get speakers,
but to get individuals interested in per
sonal argument. The Harding club,
which was organized Tuesday night will
conduct a publicity campaign before the
general election, and its members will be
urged to get out and pull for Harding in
the straw vote.
A meeting of democrats will be held to
night in Dr. Gilbert's room in the library
to organize a, Cox club. There has been
an unofficial committee busy on the cam
pus for the past week working in the
interest of the democratic campaign.
They arranged for the speech which
Senator Chamberlain gave to the students
last Thursday night, and are organising
the forces tonight.
In the political campaign in 1916 a
straw vote was held among the students.
At that time both parties were organ
ized on the campus and a great deal of
interest was aroused. The straw ballot
ing resulted in a victory for Wilson, al
though the majority was small.
The icpublieans have announced that
flmy will, hold a big rally in conjunction
with the Eugene committee on next Tues
day night. No plans have yet been made
i v tr.e Cox supporters for ^pe.fal ef
fort to get (he students to express
themselves by means of the straw ballot.
Warren Kays, who is chairman of the“
campus republican publicity committee
states that it will seek to have all stu
dent republicans know the exact purpose
of the University organization. Mike Har
ris and Stanley Eisman act with Kays
on the committee.
Student interest in politics is becoming
active in other colleges of'’Washington
and Oregon. Clubs have been organ
ized at nearly all of the institutions.
The dotai s of the Emerald straw bal
lot will be announced in an early issue of
the Emerald.
Vacancies Among Non-Commissioned ON
ficers. To Be Filled By
An examination was held yesterday
for (lie sophomores in companies A and
B of the 11. O. T. C. for the purpose of
filling vacancies among the non-com
missioned officers. Another examination
will be given today to the sophomores in
companies C and D.
Major Arnold Koepke will conduct the
examination, which will consist of ques
tions on the “Privates and Non-commis
sioned officers infantry drill regulations”
up to and including the school of the
About thirty sophomores are expected
to take the examination. If not
enough sophomores qualify to fill the
vacancies selections will be made from
among the more competent freshmen.
In addition to his other duties, Cap
tain Ernest J. Evans has been detailed
as cadet instructor.
Cadet Charles G. Robertson was ap- f
pointed a First Lieutenant and assigned 1
to Company D on Tuesday.