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Sigma Delta Chi Edition
THE OREGON DAILY EMERALD
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UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, OREGON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1920
Sigma Delta Chi Fraternity
In Eighth Year On Campus;
Alumni Are In Active Work
Membership of Local
Organization Has In
creased from 10 to 52
Yesterday marked the eighth annual
fall pre-initiation of Sigma Delta Chi,
men’s national honorary Journalism fra
ternity. Twice each year men are
pledged at the beginning of the fall term,
and near the end of the spring term.
Each group is required to publish one
issue of the Emerald, unless the number
pledged is insufficient for the task.
Oregon Chapter of Sigma Delta Chi
was installed at the University on April
10, 10115. From the ten charter members
the organization has grown until it now
numbers six active, thirty-nine alumni,
eleven honorary, and two inactive mem
bers, who will return later to the cam
pus, in addition to the five new pledges.
Sigma Delta Chi was organized at De
I’auw University, Greencastle, Indiana,
April 17, 1000, and now has twenty-eight
active and three inactive chapters, with
a membership of 1800. Only two other
chapters are on the coast, one at Stan
ford, and oue at the University of Wash
Upper Classmen Eligible.
Pledges to the fraternity are made
from men in the senior and junior classes,
and from sophomores who are in the lat
ter half of their sophomore year. These
men must have given evidence of ability
in the field of journalism, and have a def
inite intention of following journalism as
The insignia of Sigma Delta Chi is a
shield with concave sides, displaying a
scroll, pierced with a quill, inscribed with
the Greek letters of the fraternity. To
the left of the scroll is a Greek lamp, aud
to the right is a five-pointed .star. The
colors of the organization are black and
white, symbolic of the profession.
Alumni members of Oregon chapter
are: Carlton E. Spencer, Donald U.
Kico. Samuel F. Michael. Karl W. On
thank. Harold Young. Henry Fowler.
^Feudal S. Waite, Franklin S. Allen. De
land G. Hendricks, Jesup Strong, Thom
as Bo.vlen, Earl Blackab.v. Andrew Col
lier, Clarence Ash, Wallace Ash. Lamar
Tooze, Harry Kuck. Merlin l-latley, Les
lie Tooze (deceased), Max Sommer, Man
dell Weiss, Harold Hamstreet, Kenneth
Moores, Milton Stoddard, Floyd Wcster
field, Walter Dimm, James Sheeliy. Mau
rice Hyde. DeWitt Gilbert. Harold Say.
Karl Murphy, Hubert MoXary. William
Ilazletine, Harry Crain, Levant Pease,
Harold Newton, Douglas Mullarky, Earle
llicbardson, Hubert Case, arid Percy
Honorary members of the local cliap
1i r arc President P. L. Campbell, of the
University of Oregon; George Palmer
Tutnam, who is doing novel and short
story work in the East; Dean Collins,
Northwest publicity manager for a mov
ing picture corporation; Frank Jenkins,
editor of the Eugene Register; \V. A.
Pill, of the University of Kansas; Her
bert Campbell, assistant managing editor
ol the Portland Telegram; E. N. Blythe,
head of the copy desk of the Oregon
Journal; Colin Dyment, dean of the col
lege of literature, science and the arts,
i niversit.v of Oregon; Erie W. Allen,
dean of the school of journalism. Univer
sity of Oregon; Harold limit, Northwest
editor of the Oregon Journal; Robert
Cronin, sporting editor of the Seattle
Six Members Now on Campus.
Active members of the local chapter,
not on the campus this term, are Ecith |
Abbott, now with Harry Kuek. who is
owner of the Pendleton Tribune; and
Tool Farrington, who is working with
Pal'ry Crain on the Salem Capital Jour
Members active in the work of the or
ganization now on the campus are Hurry
A. Smith, editor of the Oregon Daily Em
erald; Alexander G. Brown, Harris Ells
worth, former manager of Emerald and
Oregana; Stanley Eisman, night editor of
tile Emerald; Warren Kays, manager of
tlie Oregana. and" former manager of
•he Emerald, and Raymond Lawrence,
Dregonian correspondent. The new mem
bers are Raymond Vestel". Carlton Lo
gan. John Dierdorff. Gene Kelty. and
Harry Ellis. All of the new members
are on the Oregon Daily Emerald staff.
George Turnbull, an alumnus of I lie
University of Washington, is an instruc
tor in the school of journalism on the
Alumni Widely Scattered.
Many of the alumni members are en
gaged in newspaper work in the state or
in the Northwest. Earl Murphy and
Harold Say are spending their time read
ing copy beneath the shaded lights of the
Evening Telegram, while Harold Ilam
street is doing the same kind of work on
the Oregonian. Robert Case is now rail
road and financial editor, while Earle
Richardson is doing general assignment
work, both men on the Oregonian. James
Slieehy has been forced to leave the Port
land Journal for some time on account
of poor health.
Home stay at home, while others wan
der afar. Floyd Westerfield is advertis
ing'manager of the Eugene Daily.Guard,
while Harold Newton has been connected
for some time with a newspaper pub
lished in Japan.
Maurice Hyde, formerly advertising
man for Hampton’s, is now on the copy
desk of the San Francisco Bulletin.
Harry Crain is presiding over a desk on
the Salem Capital Journal, and Doug
Mullarky is editing the Redmond Spokes
man. DeWitt Gilbert attended Columbia
University for a while, and later was on
the* Stars and Stripes, official paper of
tin* A. E. F. He is now telegraph editor
on the Astoria Budget.
ROOMS SOUGHT FOR
Tomorrow morning 1(10 girls from the
University will canvass the city in search
>.f rooms in order tiiat Homecoming
guests may be assured of pleasant quar
tersduriug their week-end on the campus,
ters during their week-end on the cam
pus. Sleeping rooms for at least 250 are
It is planned to divide the city into ten
districts, with a girl in charge of each
section. The chairman of each of the
sections will, in turn, appoint ten girls to
’assist her. The girls ask that rooms be
reserved for two days at least.
The committee in charge consists of
Norton Winard, Lucile Hranstetter and
Alice Hamm. Chairmen for the different
sections are Esther Pike. Esther Fell,
Margaret Carter, Jean McKenzie. .Madge
Calkins, Marion Linn. Eunice Zimmer
man, Ruth Sanborn. Velma Rupert and
Class Hockey Tournament
May Be Held in November
If the present condition of weather
continues, Miss Waterman, hockey coach,
has promised to have teams ready for a
class tournament the first week in No
vember. under (he auspices of the Wom
en’s Athletic association. Carolyn Can
non, head of hockey in the association,
has appointed Florence dagger and
Georgia Benson, heads of the sport in the
sophomore and freshman classes. Miss
Cannon will lead the uppcrclass team.
These girls will work up interest in their
respective classes for the sport.
“We are going to use every available
pretty day to get. our teams in shape.”
says Miss Waterman, and she requests
that the girls respond to the call of their
leaders and come out for practice. Much
promising material has already turned
out, especially from the freshman class,
she says, but there is,still a good chance
to make the class teams. Any girl in
terested is asked to report in gymnasium
costume any afternoon of the week at
VACCINATION I-AW UPHELD
Dr. Chester L. Carlisle, of the V. S.
Public Health Service, and director of
the Oregon state survey, made an ad
dress before the annual meeting of the
Lane county chapter of the American
Ked Cross at the Chamber of Commerce
Wednesday evening. Dr. Carlisle spoke
in favor of keeping the present vaccina
tion laws on the statute books, and urged
that the people make every effort to pro
tect the public health.
PLAN AT ASSEMBLY
Au appeal to University students to
consider educational work seriously as a
profession was made b.V Dr. William
Chandler Bagley, of Teachers College,
Columbia University, at assembly yes
terday morning. I)r. Bagley, who is an
eminent educationalist and noted author
as well, spoke of the utter inefficiency of
the rural school educational system.
"Before the war,” said Dr. Bagley,
“the people looked upon illiteracy as a
misfortune that should be pitied, but
since the war a mighty problem has pre
sented itself and it must be solved in or- j
dor that every one may take up the re
sponsibilities that are presenting them
selves.” Dr. Bagley gave a great many
startling statistics concerning the prob
lem of our rural schools.
One-Fourth Cannot Read.
More than 25 per cent of the popula
tion of the United States is unable to
read a newspaper intelligently or write
an intelligent letter, said the speaker.
Of these native-born adult illiterates, six
out of seven come from the rural dis
tricts. The fact that in many of the
larger cities whole alien colonies exist in
which no English is spoken, was also
pointed out. In these colonies the chil
dren are educated in the language and
custims of a foreign country, and it is ab
solutely impossible for them to become
true American citizens. “So long as we
allow these alien islands to be perpetu
ated in the United States, we cannot pro
gress in the education of the people,”
said Dr. Bagley.
Rural Districts Educate Half.
Still another point was made in the
fact that about one-half of the* popula
tion of the United States receive its edu
cation in the rural districts. In these
districts 1500,000 teachers are employed,
the average age of the teacher being 10
years. A great per cent of these teach
ers are quite incompetent of taking the
responsibilities that are expected, but
they are required to have experience be
fore being taken on the faculty of a city
school, so they flock to the rural districts
to get their experience by teaching pupils
that, are entitled to the same opportuni
ties as those in the cities.
“In the near future a responsibility
will rest upon the people of the United
States that not only involves our people,
but the whole world,” concluded I >r.
Anti-Vaccination Bill Rapped.
Dean Bovurd gave a short talk on the
so-called anti-vaccination bill that is to
he on the ballots at the election next
Tuesday, lie appealed to every Univer
sity student to vote to kill the hill. I)r.
Bovard stated that the hill if passed
would mean anti-medication as well as
anti-vaccination in Oregon and that dis
ease and sickness would he allowed to
spread with no measures taken for pre
Genevieve Clancy sang two solos, “Ua
Serenntn,” by Tosei, and “Smilin’
Through,” by Bonn.
INTEREST OREGON MAN
Melvin Solve, instructor in the rhetoric
department of the University of Oregon
lust year and a former Oregon graduate,
who is now in the Koueglige Fredericks
University • of Norway, writes back of
many interesting features regarding the
As things go in Europe, the university
itself in young, being only twice as old as
the University of Oregon.
Student life is we understand it is un
known over there. There are neither so
cial organizations nor intercollegiate
sports. All social life is found in the
cafes and boulevards.
The student there is as easily spotted
as here in Eugene, for although he docs
not wear corduroy trousers or decorate
his waistcoat with campus jewelry, he
goes in for hirsute adornments. Side
burns are cultivated by ull and among
those not so serious are little mustaches,
waxed and curled just to suit. At his
very smartest he wears spats, carries his
gloves .and swings a stick attached to his
wrist by a silk cord.
"I have often thought how much a me
morial of this nature would mean to the
coming generations of Oregon students.”
wrote Lamar Tooze, of the class of ’10.
now of Cambridge, Massachusetts, in a
letter to Carlton E. Spencer concerning
the proposed campus memorial for alum
ni and students who lost their lives in
the world war. “There must he some
thing real and concrete to bring home to
them the valorous part that the men and
women of Oregon played in the war. It
is the college stage of a person’s life, I
believe, when ideals arc loftiest and the
opportunities to make them so. best.”
This letter is one of ”(> that Carlton
Spencer has received from alumni, all but
one of whom are enthusiastic about the
Sometime ago a committee consisting
of representatives of the board of re
gents, the faculty .the alumni, and the
students, met and plans for securing the
memorial talked over. As a result of the
meeting it was decided that a central
committee, consisting of two members
from each of the bodies mentioned and an
advisory hoard made up of one member
of each class from 1878 (the first class)
•down to 1924, should be formed.
Use of “Old Oregon” Asked.
A long letter was written to each of
the members of the advisory board, with
the exception of the 1924 representative,
explaining the purpose of the memorial,
asking for advice, and requesting that
they allow their names to be used in a
special number of "Old Oregon.” the
alumni quarterly, to be published soon
telling all about the memorial.
The letter said that 42 of the 2050
University men and women that enlisted,
did not return, and it was for them that
the memorial was to be erected.
(Money was not to be the first consid
eration. the letter continued. The first
thing was to reach the alumni and the
appeal was to be made through “Old
Out of the 20 answers, one was a little
pessimistic. The writer was a little
afraid to start a drive for money, for
such a tiling now because the people
were tired of giving, he said.
Many Alumni Write.
For the most part they were brief,
merely giving hearty support of the prop
osition. The others were enthusiastic,
many of them offering suggestions.
“I am minded of the scripture. ‘What
thou docst, do quickly,’ as the remainder
of my years are not so many,” said J. N.
Fearey, ’70, of Portland.
Jerry 15. Bronough, ’02. of Portland,
told of the example set by Canada. "1
have just returned from Montreal, and I
particularly noted how the English peo
ple commemorate every little net. by a
beautiful monument, and these add his
toric atmosphere to Hie country.”
G. II. Billings, ’00, of Ashland, went
so far as to offer suggestions as to the
sort of monument to he erected. "My
first choice runs to something living, an
avenue of trees (Oregon maples, m
choicc), one for each man, or a fountain
where men may drink aiul think. My
second choice is an altar built square of
rough stones, one for ouch boy, with the
inscription on a block of Oregon granite,
(Continued on Page I!)
Portland Alumni to Hold
; Homecoming1 Day Banquet
A banquet to arouse enthusiasm for
Homecoming among the Portland alumni,
former students and friends of the Uni
versity is scheduled for tomorrow noon
at the Benson hotel.
Graduate Manager Marion McClain is
to speak on the football prospects for the
game with, the University of Washington
on November 1.’!. Earl A. Kilpatrick will
be another after dinner speaker, talking
on the work of the alumni association re
garding Homecoming. The welcoming
address is to be given by Dean John
Special music for the lunch will be
given by a quartet from the men's glee
leluh. It is expected that the University
will be represented by nearly fifteen per
sons, many being called to Portland on
business at this time.
California Will Place Strong
Team in Field Against O.A C.
at Corvallis Saturday, 2:45
S NEOPHYTES DEFT
“The pen is mightier than the sword.”
There can be no doubt of that. So said
Eureka, or was Archimedes his first,
name? So argued lvolty and Logan from
the library steps yesterday morning.
Hadn’t each of them tried to dig out of.
the w. k. Salem institution with a knife
and found thar the pen was mightier?
(Move right foot here.)
No sooner had these two neophytes of
Sigma Dkdta Chi clinched their point
than along came Hay Vest or, who pas
sionately claimed that the ad. was far
greater than any pen or butcher knife
could ever hope to be. “Fill up the pa
per with ads.,” he said, “and he done
with crime and scandal. Prify the press.
Advance the ads. The management needs
the money to pay its income tax.”
“Fats for Editors,” was the central
idea of Dicrdorff’s declaration to the
anticipating auditors. lie recommended
that they be given caviar instead of
criticism, and that if the public must use
newspapers for everything from blankets
to fly swatters, they should at least lend
the newspaper men their full support
and any spare cash they might have.
Harry Ellis closed the program by re
minding the crowd that la name, Japalac,
and sundry other famous beverages could
never have reached their present stage of
development had it not been for the -tes
timonials 'carried for them in the news
papers. “They made them what they are
today,” he told the assemblage.
A shower, not of eggs nor of blessings,
but of Oregon ruin, made every one hurry
for shelter just as the last: speech was
over, and dress suits anil tall hats were
quickly lost to view under some friendly
umbrella that was headed for Vjllard hall.
“Two yours ago, the majority oJ! girls
wishing work asked for house work,
while this year the greater number wuut
stenographic positions or office work.”
Miss Tirssa Dinsdale, of the Y. W. 0. A.
thus analyzed the employment situation.
"Most of these girls,” continued Miss
Dinsdale, "have had from one to two
and a half years of experience in office
work. Home, unable to obtain the kind
of work they desired have been placed
in different lines of employment, espec
ially housework, in which line are most
Ho far this year forty girls have, been
placed in all-year positions. Twenty
stenographic, five are office work and
clerking, and two are regularly caring
for children. This does not include those
girls who hud positions already spoken
for llust spring. These are all new
girls in the University.
The greatest work done by the Y. W.
('. A. employment bureau is in placing
girls in temporary positions. Although
there arc fewer girls living in homes, and
working, this year than formerly, there
are more who wish temporary work.
Kvery day, two or three temporary po
sitions are filled, the largest number for
one day being ten. This work includes
office work, typing, stenography, cure for
children and various forms of housework.
It is interesting to compare the prices
paid for such work this year and two
years ago. Now stenographers and typ
ists receive from thirty-five to sixty
cents an hour. Two years ago they re
ceived from twenty-five to thirty cents.
Housework pays from thirty-five to fifty
cents now against twenty-five to thirty
Cents then. Girls then received from ten
to fifteen cents for curing for children,
while now they receive twenty and
twenty-five. About one hundred girls
are listed for part-time work, and the
positions open are very nearly equal to
Game May Deckle the
Elimination of Either
Team in Pacific Coast
By MILES F. YORK.
(Athletic Editor of the Daily Californian)
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA,
Berkeley, Cal.—(Special to the Emerald.
-—The battle to he staged at Corvallis
this Saturday between California and the
Agricultural college will practically de
lude elimination of one of these two
teams from, the running in the Pacific
Coast conference series. O. A. C. has
played one conference game. She de
feated the University of Washington at
Seattle last week by a score of I? to 0.
California has played no conference
games, but has won decisive victories
from strong teams, such as the Olympic
Club, Utah and Nevada. She is really
the favorite in the game Saturday, but
the contest should be a good one.
California started the 11)20 football
season with thirteen letter men back in
college, while there remained also trans
fers and the members of the 1023 victo
rious squad from which to develop, a rep
resentative eleven. The team was also
favored with an improved coaching staff,
the best that has ever coached a Bide
and Gold eleven, in Head Coach Andy
Smith and assistants, Dr. Boles Rosen
thal, former Minnesota center and All
American selection for this position, and
“Nibs” Price, mentor of last year’s fresh
California Has Good Season.
From the outset the Bears have been
very successful and their condition has
been of the best.
In the backfield the return of Sprott
to his old li>18 stride when he was all
coast back has been the cause of much
enthusiasm amongst the followers of the
game. lie runs the open field in his old
time form and is consistent, making yards
on practically every occasion. Toomey is
another man who lias developed into a
high class, open field running type of
backfield man. Ilis work has been itho
sensation of the season. In Krb at quar
terback, Smith has an excellent field gen
eral and a mnn who can run prefect in
terference. The fullback position has
been filled by both Morrison and Nesbit.
Morrison is a. transfer from Oklahoma,
while Nesbit is a sophomore. Both do
the kicking for the squad. The substi
tutes are Van Sant, Eells, Deeds, Mur
ray, and Bell. Deeds is a capable quar
terback of two years’ varsity experience
and is a good halfback.
Linemen Strong Combination.
On the line there are Hall, Mullpr and
Berkey at ends—the strongest combina
tion seen here on a Blue and Gold team
since the return to the American, game.
McMillan, a transfer from U. S. C., and
Dean, lust year’s freshman tackle, are
holding down the tackle positions, while
at guard there are Captain Majors and
Cruuiuer, two veterans who always play
a consistent game. Latham, a former
varsity man, will have little trbuble of
taking cure of center, and he also has a
capable substitute in Gallagher.
S. D. C. Neophytes Say
One day’s work for the five of ns.
Oil, how proud we are of us.
For we have doue it all alone.