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Oregon Daily Emerald
HARRY A. SMITH,
RAYMOND E. VESTER,
Member Pacific Intercollegiate Press Association.
Ansort&te Editor .Lyle Bryson News Editor .Charles E. Gratkfi
Assistant News Editors
Dorris Sikes Velma Rupert
Sports Editor.Elo.vd Maxwell
Pierre Mead, Eugene Kelty, Edwin Hoyt
Stanley C. Eisman Carlton K. Logan
. Heuel Moore.
News Service Editor....Jacob Jacobson
Special Writers: Mary Lou Burton, Frances QuixTjnberry, Elisubotli .1. Whiteliouse
News Staff:—Harold Moore. Fred Guyon, Inez King, Margaret Scott, Ken
neth Youel, Owen Calloway, John Anderson, Martha Westwood, Jean Strachan,
Lenore Cram, Doris Parker, Margaret Carter, Phil Brogan. Florence Skinner,
Family Houston, Harry Ellis. John Dierdorff, Pauline Coad. Howard Bailey, line
feed Bailey, Arthur Rudd, Ruth Austin, Clarence Anderson, Mabel Gilliam, Jes
sie Thompson, Hugh Starkweather. Jennie Perkins.
Associate Manager ...'.Webster Ruble
Advertising Managers .George McIntyre, A1 Woertcndyke
Circulation Manager.Ogden Johnson
Office Assistant.Marion Weiss Collections ..T. Warren Kays
Staff Assistants:—Randal Jones, Eugene Miller, Lyle Johnson, Jason McCune,1
Traogene Letcher, Ben Reed.
Official publication of the Associated Students of the University of Oregon,
Issued daily except Sunday and Monday, during the college year.
Entered in the post office at Eugene, Oregon, as second class matter. Sub
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THE IRONY OF FLUNKS.
It may bo that several students whose amiable presence
we now enjoy will'not be with us next term. It may be that
a new crowd will compose the crew who inhabit the library
steps, and the curb opposite. And it may be that it will dawn j
on a few more students that the builder of the University li
brary really designed that building for study. For sad as it*
may seem, there are always those who fail to realize until too
late-that they came to the University to learn.
The ax of the faculty is not wielded often, but when it falls,
those students who persist in adorning the loafing place in
stead of the study place should be the ones who feel it. Those
academic greybeards who rejoice triumphantly when stu
dents who have taken too active a part in student activities
feel the keen edge of this faculty ax, have our sympathy. It
is not those who do participate in student activities who
should rightly suffer at the end of the term, but those who
persist in spending their time in doing nothing.
A! man can be admired if he really works at almost any
thing, but the world has nothing but scorn for the habitual
loafer. Rome students feel that their calling in college is to
apply themselves diligently to their studies and nothing else.
It is a bit of irony that the leaders in University life who
may mount up to community, state or national leaders, are
often the ones who “flunk out” in college. And it is still
more of a paradox that the ax of the faculty is wielded indis
criminately on student leaders on whom the faeultv them
selves rely for the safe conduct of student affairs of the Uni
Oregon Club.—Hi" slag mixer, mens
gym. tonight. 8 i>. m.
Oregon Club of Women’s League will
meet .Monday, December ti at the bunga
low. All women not affiliated with any
residential organization nr" urged to be !
present. Those who wish to do so may
bring their lunch at 0 o'eloek. The busi
ness meeting will begin promptly at 7.
followed by a social hour.
Masons—There will he a meeting of
the Craftsmen next Tnesdny^evening,
.0:15, at the Osburn.
Notice—If boy loaning keys will eall
550 lie may receive same.
(Daily Questions and their Answers)
Today’s question: How many courses
are you going to flunk tins term'?
Frances McGill, ’23—’I don’t kiuw,
but Jimmie’s laying for me."
Guy Sacre. ’22—"Oh. about a dozen.
Martha Westwood, ’22—"Oh. dear,
how many ?”
Wilbur Hoyt, ’22—"Absolutely none.”
Lenore Cram, '23—"Everything but
Ralph Couch, ’23—"So far it’s been
bad enough; I hate to think about
WHAT THE OLD GRADS
[Mark Bailey, who graduated from Ore
gon in 18SS and who received an M. A.
degree at Harvard in '00 i.s now profes
sor of Latin and Spanish in the Kalama
zoo College in Michigan. While at Ore
gon he was valedictorian of his class and j
belonged to the Laurean Debating So
Professor Bailey is the author of
“The Latin Verb and its Uses.” “Latin
Prepositions,” and “Beginner’s Book in
Latin,” and is associate editor of the
"United Editors Encyclopedia.”
lie was at. one time professor of an
cient languages at the U. of W. and he
taught the same subject at Tacoma for
STUDIO NOT FOR VISITS.
Professor A. .11. Seliroff has been
bothered several times lately by students
interrupting him in-his private studio at
; his home. The other day three students
came in and asked to look at his exhibi
tion. lie was very busy at the time and
was bothered for an hour by foolish
questions, lie is on the campus in his
office in the architecture building until
-1:00 o’clock every day and can be inter
viewed there without interrupting the
work lie is doing off of the campus.
PUIS HOLD LEAD IN
(Continued from Pago 1.)
the center of the hoop tieing the score
with S. A. E. In the five minute play
off which followed, Clerin for die win
ners showed a sudden hurst of speed an
nexing two field goals which swung the
game in their favor.
Coach George M. Bolder says that .a
special effort will be made to complete
the doughnut, schedule next week. He is
uncertain whether or not it will he pos
sible to play any games during exam
ination week. However any games that
are left over will he played the first of
First call. Captain Eddie Durno
sounds first call for varsity basketball
practice. First practice will take place
at 4:00 p. m. hi the men’s gym, Saturday
afternoon. It is desired that all men
wishing to try out. hi there at tint: time.
A display of genuine Navajo blankets
Saturday, December 4. Phone 11S4.
Grace INI. Peck, 412 Fust l.“>th Street.
City Messenger Service
39 E. 7th J. C. GRANT, Mgr.
Makes Your Watch
(M Hast 9th.
JIM, THE SHOE DOCTOR
—Better come in and get
better acquainted with our
method of merchandising.
—We can save you a lot of
money on your every-day
tot! Bell Theater * Springfield
ONE DAY ONLY—S UNDAY, DECEMBER 5th,
Continuous Show from 2:30 to 11:00 p. m.
Black Face Comedians, Singers and Dancers
Mr. M. H. Milo, principle fun maker, late come-'
dian with A1 G. Field’s Greater Minstrels, and
Miss Olive Milo, positively the only lady play
ing cornet and piano a t the same time.
Band and Orchestra
This attraction played Portland for seven days to standingroom
, ~ *
1 he Minstrels will appear in cony motion with a 0-rfceJ eon. *iy
drama. . ' •
“Silk Husbands and Calico Wives”
Featuring HOU SE PETERS
A two and a half-hour Show.
Admissio n, 25c and 55c
BEFORE 1894 every chemist thought he knew wHat air is. “A
mechanical mixture of moisture, nitrogen and. oxygen, with
rtraces of hydrogen and carbon dioxide," he would explain.
There was so much oxygen and nitrogen in a given sample that he
simply determined the amount of oxygen present and assumed the
rest to be nitrogen.
One great English chemist, Lord Rayleigh, found that the nitro
" gen obtained from the air was never so pure as that obtained from
some compound like ammonia. What was the1'"impurity”? In
co-operation with another prominent chemist, Sir William Ramsay,
it was discovered in an entirely new gas—"argon.^ Later came the
discovery of other rare gases in the atmosphere. T'he air we breathy
contains about a dozen gases and gaseous compounds.
This study of the air is an example of research in pure science.
Rayleigh and Ramsay had no practical end in view—merely the dis
covery of new facts.
A few years ago the Research Laboratories of the General Electric
Company began to study the destruction of filaments in exhausted
lamps in order to ascertain how this happened. It was a purely
scientific undertaking. It was found that the filament evaporated
-—boiled away, like so much water.
Pressure will check boiling or evaporation. If the pressure within
a boiler is very high, it will take more heat than ordinarily to boil the
water. Would a gas under pressure prevent filaments from boiling
away? If so, what gas? It must be a gas that will not combine
chemically with the filament. The filament would burn in oxygen;
hydrogen would conduct the heat away too rapidly. Nitrogen is a
useful gas in this case. It does form a few compounds, however.
Better still is argon. It forms no compounds at all.
Thus the modem, efficient, gas-filled lamp appeared, and so argon,
which seemed the most useless gas in the world, found a practical
Discover new facts, and their practical application will take care
And the discovery of new tacts is the primary purpose of the
Research Laboratories of the General Electric Company.
Sometimes years must elapse before the practical application of a
discovery becomes apparent, as in the case of argon; sometimes a
practical application follows from the mere answering of a “theoret
ical question, as in the case of a gas-filled lamp. But no substantial
progress can be made unless research is conducted for the purpose of
discovering new facts.