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    Oregon Daily Emerald
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volume XXII.
NO. 53.
Assembly Speaker Believes
This Social Problem
Still Serious.
land ownership is
Lack of Occupation Allows
Time for Radical Dreams,
Says Speaker.
The development of modern manufac
turing methods which make labor auto
matic to a great extent; tae drift to the
cities; moving picture shows; and the
wealled sensational press are the cause
of the increasing persistence of the mob
mind. This was the opinion voiced by
Dr. Henry D. Sheldon, dean of the school
of education, in his speech to the first
assembly of the winter term, held yes
terday morning in Villard hall.
The cures, for this social problem he
held to be: first, higher education; sec
ond, ownership of property; and third,
membership in self-governing societies,
atfch as churches, lodges and other or
ganizations of a like nature.
Starting with historical reference to
(■ertain acts of the ancients and those
who lived in the middle ages, mob spirit,
he said, was a more barbaric or savage
force than now. Because the mob mind
is more subtle nowadays, as a result o f
better civilization, its actions are not so
violent, barring a few lynching parties.
However, he was certain that it still per
Causes Are Cited.
With the leisure afforded by the up
to-date methods of manufacture with
tfcie crowded conditions of living in the
cities, where the greater body of the]
people now reside, the movies and the
“yellow” press seem to be doing the
“thinking” for a great many people. Al
though he classed the city dweller as
very intelligent, it was in a more or less
Superficial way, he said, and did not rep
resent the essence of trained observation
or reasoning. They were shrewd, clever,
*nd quick in their ways, but too much
of the movies and the wrong kind of
journalism has wrought a frame of mind
that makes them easy prey to fantastic
doctrines in politics, economics and so
Idleness Held Curse.
The real bulwark against Bolshevism,
which he hinted was a result of mob
psychology, was the owner of property.
With every man the proud possessor of
a strip of land he held that that man
would stop to think and reason, and
would not be as apt as his free and foot
loose brother to dream much of radical
or violent changes in the existing order
of things. Membership in self govern
ing bodies, such as churches, lodges, and
other societies, would bring him into
close contact with the real feelings of
people, and would help to keep him
The greatest of all these bulwarks,
according to Dr. Sheldon, was higher edu
cation. It is the things learned in the
sociological, economic, and political
oourses such as exist at Oregon that
would build up a true capacity for thinfe
•ng and reasoning that would keep the
human mind, as a whole, sane and clear.
t*10 sreat mass of material upon which
he mob spirit feeds is that body of peo
ple who have had only enough education,
»ueh as obtained in the grade schools, to
absorb the fallacies of the movies and
Ihe “yellows,’ he said.
Oregana Drive Boosted.
Hal Donnelly, of the campus Y. •
• . told of the courses in religious
patiou that would be started by thi
Ionization next week, and urged a
A plea for the Oregana subscr
rive was voiced by Don Davis,
naked the students to support th
whole heartedly from the fin
en as well as any other. Accordii
®via> the annual at the University
much as it does at otb
s itutions on the coast, where the
"aches as high as $10 or $12
th-818’ an^ that the staff asl
's 7ear’8 publication should be
within the reach of all, he said.
. «7-end Bruce Gif fen, student
r, led the invocation. Music wai
s ed by the combined men’s am
en s glee clubs. ,
John Stark Evans to Play Schumann
Concerto; Townspeople Are
Invited to Attend.
John Stork Evans, assistant Penn of
the school of music, who is to play the
Concerto for the piano by Schumann at
the University orchestra concert Sun
day, studied during the past year under
Rudolf (lanz, world famous Swiss pian
ist, in New York. While there he studied
this concerto with the world famous
Swiss pianist. Mr. Evans will be accom
panied by the entire orchestra under the
direction of Rex Underwood, head of the
violin department of the school of music.
The program, which will commence at
•> ‘JO instead of 3:00 o’clock as previous
ly announced, will consist of two num
bers, the Concerto, by Schumann,
which takes thirty-five minutes to ren
der. and the Light Cavalry Overture.
Townspeople as well as students are
invited to the Sunday afternoon con
Representatives for Men’s Triangular,
Women’s 0. A. C. Contests
Wilt Be Chosen.
Tryouts for the men’s Washington
Stanford-Oregon Triangular debate sche
duled for March fourth, will be held
next Wednesday evening in Villard hall.
'Tryouts will also be held at this time
for the girl’s debate with O. A. 0. The
debate has been set for March 11.
The subject for both the Triangular
and O. A. C. debates will be, “Resolved
that Congress should pass legislation
prohibiting strikes in essential industries,
constitutionality waived, essential indus
tries being defined as railroads, mines,
and other public utilities.”
Speeches will be four minutes in
length. Anyone is eligible to compete
who has been matriculated in the Uni
versity for three months.
The tryouts Wednesday night will be
open to the public.
Histories Should Be Placed in Box In
Library At Once.
“It is up to each senior individually,
to see that his picture has been taken for
the Oregana and the requisite number of
solios ordered,” said Pauline Coad, head
of this department yesterday. “Each
person is expected to take enough per
sonal interest in the book to do his small
bit. toward its successful equipment. If
this duty has been neglected, do it to
day or tomorrow, for that will be the last
possible chance to attend to it.”
“Besides this, he is expected to write
up his history, that is, turn in on a slip
of paper his name, home address, Uni
versity residence, offices held throughout
term in college, the activities engaged in,
and the organizations of which he is a
A box, labeled boldly, “Seniors—Write
up your histories and put them here,”
has been placed in a conspicuous posi
tion in the library for the write-ups and
jvill remain there for two weeks at the
close of which time all ‘turn-in’s” will be
due. Immediate action is expected from
the seniors.
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sk Only 397 subscriptions have been sk
sk sold so far in the Oregana subscrip- sk
vsk tion campaign being conducted on sk
sk the campus this week, according to sk
sk a check completed last night by >k
% Warren Kays, manager and Wes sk
* Frater, circulation manager. Phi sk
sk Sigma Pi was the first organiza- sk
sk tion to turn in receipts and money sk
sk for all of their members and wins sk
sk the leather-bound copv offered as sk
sk a prize. Delta Theta Bi followed, sk
sk while Delta Delta Delta was the sk'
sk first women’s organization to re- sk
sk port all their members subscribers, sk
sk In the race for the cash prize of sk
sk $25.00 offered for the individual se- sk
sk curing the most subscriptions, Jim sk
sk Baker, Georgina Perkins, Lois Hall, sk
sk Arthur Campbell, Betty Pride and sk
sk Hadden Roekhey were leading last sk
sk night, all running close. sk
sk Due to the apparent listlessness sk
>k of the drive, it has been decided to sk
sk continue the campaign Monday and sk
sk Tuesday of next week, when re- sk
sk newed endeavors will be put forth sk
Sk to secure a larger list of subscrib- sk
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Lemon Yellow Teams to Play
All Schools As In Past,
Declares Hayward.
Cinder Path to Be Improved
With Granite Imported
Prom South.
The formation of the “Big Three” will
in no wise affect the status of Oregon in
coast athletic circles, in the opinion of
Bill Hayward, noted varsity trainer. Ac
cording to Bill, just as many Lemon-Yel
low athletic teams will compete with Cal
ifornia, Stanford and Washington repre
sentatives as in the past.
Due to the split in the conference held
in the south at the close of the football
season, no agreement was reached over
the schedule for the coming season. Con
troversy over a three or four game sche
dule resulted in the schools represented
in the “Big Three” forming a game sche
dule of their own, which excluded Ore
gon, W. S. C. and O. A. C.
The schedules, in the past, however,
have not actually been arranged by the
conference, hut the schools represented
have, by mutual consent, arranged sche
dules which included them all.
Track Meet Here.
The conference track meet scheduled
for Junior week-end will be staged as
planned on the new trade on Hayward
field, which will be finished in a month.
The foundation of coarse gravel is laid
and the second coat of decomposed garn
'ite to be shipped from Ashland and
grants Pass will be applied in a few
days; This granite is much more valuable
for drainage purposes than cinders, which
will however be used for the final coat.
The finished track will drain itself, even
in the rainiest weather and will be always
ready for use. With the finishing of this
long hoped for and much needed improve
ment, Oregon will have one of the fastest
cinder paths in the country.
Social Science Requirements
Allowed in History.
Students who last term registered in
economic history in order to use the
credits for social science requirements,
will be allowed to complete them in any
other history course. This was decided
by the faculty yesterday afternoon, in ac
tion upon a petition from students who
were affected by the reduction in the
number of hours of the eeonomis history
course last term.
This ruling, however, is effective only
this year as the course was changed dur
ing the middle of last term.
The petition of 25 students in first
year French, who have taken French in
high school, to have credits allowed for
their collegiate work, was referred to
the committee on deficiency in gradua
tion credit with power to act. A Univer
sity ruling exists to the effect that no
credit will be granted for work which
duplicates high school courses, for which
entrance credit has already been allowed.
The students’ plea was that they were
not informed by either their advisor or
instructors that credit would not be al
The faculty voted to allow credit for
work done at the It. O. T. C. summer
graining camps under the new United
States Reserve Officers Training Sys
tem. Credit of 3 hours for each camp
iwill be allowed to the extent of credit
for attendance at two camps.
In order to save a considerable item
in the cost of text books, Marion Mc
Clain, manager of the Co-op presented a
request to the faculty to have all orders
for books in early the term preceding the
time when they will be required. In this
way the books can be shipped by freight,
at a rate of four cents per pound, where
as, being shipped by express as at pres
ent, the cost is 12 cents. Because of the
large number of books used at the Uni
versity, Mr. McClain believes that this
would mean a considerable sa/ ug.
Financial Debacle Is Not Near
Dr. Gilbert States; Low Prices
Are Due to Conditions Abroad
That this country would now face the
worst panic it has ever known if it were
not for the protective federal reserve
banking system is the opinion of Dr.
James Gilbert, bead of the economic de
partment at the University. Dr. Gilbert
does not believe that a panic is eminent
as a result of the acute industrial de
pression which has followed the sudden
decline in prices, but added reserva
tions to his statement by saying that a
complete breaking down of the banking
system is not improbable.
Dr. Gilbert stated that the present
condition of foreign exchange makes it
difficult for European exporters to real
ize on their commodities because of the
protective tariff in this country which
prevents them from paying their debts
with raw goods. “The crippled condi
tion of Europe is the cause of the sud
den lowering of prices. The world is
now nearer a panic than it has ever
been,” said Dr. Gilbert.
Pre-war prices will not be reached for
a long time, according to Dr. Gilbert, and
it is unreasonable to think that pre-war
wages will ever be reached. Such a
supposition, declared tfic economics in
structor, would mean that the increased
efficiency of the laborers and industrial
progress over u period of six years is
not worthy of higher compensation.
Prices have dropped about 25 per cent
since last May. a phenomenal decline,
said Dr. Gilbert, but it is hardly likely
that the downward tendency will continue
much longer at the same accelerated rate.
From now on there will probably be a
more careful readjustment of chaotic
conditions such as have always followed
in the wake of wars.
Dr. Gilbert believes that prices and
wages will lower collaterally. The work
ingmen manifest a desire to co-operate
in trying to avoid an industrial panic and
readily submit to the lowering of their
It is natural that the farmers should
now hoard their produce rather thun
throw it on the market for depreciated
prices. Last summer agriculturists paid
exhorbitant. prices for farm machinery
and to sell wheat and other farm pro
ducts at the present low rate would
meau a loss, but fanners will gain little
by hoarding, intimated Dr. Gilbert.
Meet With 0. A. C. Later;
Many Work in Both Sports.
A boxing and wrestling meet has beer
arranged between Multnomah Amateur
Athletic Club and the University of Ore
gon to be staged on a day yet to be set,
in the latter part of January, and will
include the following weights in both
sports, feather, light, welter, mutate,
lightheavy and heavyweight. A meet in
boxing and wrestling has been arranged
with O. A. C. and will probably come off
in March. The frosh may go on with
the rooks at this time though that is not
yet decided.
Oregon was practiaclly the only insti
tution of any size on the coast which did
not schedule several inter-collegiate box
ing and wrestling meets for the present
season. Other collegiate meets will be
scheduled for this year, to come off
after the Multnomah contest, according
to “Bill” Hayward, and these sports arc
expected to take an important part in
next year’s athletic activities.
Considerable interest is evinced in box
ing and wrestling, there being 140 men
in the boxing classes, with about 40 un
der the tutelage of Charles Dawson, out
for the varsity. The wrestling classes
total nearly 40 with more signing up
every day. Wrestling is in the hands of
Si Sirnola, former varsity wrestler; and
one of the,best men of his weight on the
I coast. »
Extension Division May Offer Classes in
Sociology Next Year.
The sociology department of the Uni
versity of Oregon Portland extension di
vision is considering offering a new
course in community leadership, and a
combined course in industrial social prob
lems, to the students next year, Dr.
Philip A. Parsons, director of the Port
land school of social work, sakl yester
The course, involving community lead
ership, carries with it the idea of train
ing leaders in social work organizations,
such as boy scouts, Y. W. C. A., camp
fire girls and similar organizations. With
trained leaders in this sort of social
work, community associations may he
more thoroughly equipped to handle the
various social problems.
The combined course in industrial so
cial problems, according to Dr. Pursons,
takes up three divisions of training in
industry, namely, that of training wel
fare workers in connection with depart
ment store laborers, training employment
secretaries in the big factories, and
training of leaders who will deal with
problems of the employees, and women
and girl’s welfare work among the dif
ferent groups.
These courses are being move defi
nitely outlined and will no doubt be in
cluded in the extension work for next
Industrial Relations Course
of Discussion Form.
Owing to the extremely heavy regis
tration in the course in Industrial Rela
tions given by Ex-Governor Bass it was
found necessary to make a cut in the
number enrolled for the class.
After very careful deliberation it was
decided to allow only juniors and seniors
with the highest scholastic standing to
enter the course.
Only 40 of the original nnmher of 75
enrolled are to be permitted to remain.
Mr. Bass said that he regretted the
action very much, but that owing to the
fact that the course was to be given in
discussion form, it would be impossible
to accommodate over 40 students..
Editor Gives Chance to Turn Ideas Into
Cash During Next Two
“All you piggers or non-piggers who
are low on finances, here is a chance to
turn your moments of mental depression
into a bank account.” So says Stan Eis
man, editor of the Lemon Punch which
will offer a cash prize of $5 to the man,
woman, girl or boy registered in the Uni
versity, who submits the best and larg
est amount of jokes or humorous articles
between now and the 25th of January.
A prize of $5 will also be given the stu
dent submitting the five best cartoons
during that time. For the benefit of
the aspiring cartoonist not acquainted
mythical requirements all cartoons
should be made twice original size. Width
of column is it 3-8 inches and cartoons
must reduce to this width, unless made
for a half page which must reduce to 7
The next issue will be the “formal is
sue,” and material submitted should be
more or less along this line. Contribu
tions must be signed and turned in to
either the editor or in the Punch boxes
in the library and journalism building. No
material will be accepted after January
“Hit your funnybone,” says Stan, “go
to it and. bring home the currency.”
Fifty Cents Charged to Cover Cost of
Mimeograph Work
A laboratory fee of fifty cents is to be
charged to the students in thirteen of the
courses in the school of commerce.
This fee is to pay for mimeograph and
printing. “The school of commerce is
t not profiteering,” said Miss McManus,
• secretary of Dean E. C. Bobbins. “’.Ibis
amount from each student will not even
cover the cost of the mimeograph work.”
The commerce department is an expen
sive one and the University cannot pay
for its printed matter.
Fourteen Hours I and Seven
of II Is Striking: Record
of One Junior.
Languages, Literature, Cora* .
merce Among Majors
Taken by Leaders.
The most striking grade record tiirned
in for any student among the twenty*
seven “high grade” men and the twenty*
eight “high grade” women for the,: pa?t
term, said Mrs. George Pitch, head clerk
in the office of the registrar, is that of
Arthur Clark Hicks, a junior from-Can*
yon City, whi has fourteen hours Of I
and seven hours of II. The highest
grade record was made by Harold N. Lee,
a junior from Newberg, who is graded
Honors in his entire term’s work of thir*
teen hours. F. Dean Moore,- a senior
from Eugene, has twelve hours of Honor,
three hours of I, and two hours of II.
On the women’s list, Isabelle Kidd, a
junior from Portland, is first with, her
entire term’s work of fifteen hours
graded I. Alice Mary Lighter’s record
is scarcely less excellent, she having
fifteen hours of I and two hours Ofr H.
Miss Lighter is a senior from Portland*
Emily Agnes Veazie, a sophomore, 'from
Portland, has thirteen hours of I arid
five hours of II.
“Any student who has ’teen-boujra’ of
I,” said Mrs. Fitch, “is worthy olruotlcf.”
She also mentioned the record of Harold
F. Orr, a junior from Mauistiqtte,••.MjMfc,
who has twelve hours of I -and -fonr'kanta
of II.
“High grade students,” explained
Fitch, “are thqse. who have no grides,
below II.” * - • ’ ' f
Three of these highest grade stridsrifs
ar# majoring in Romance Langtigtgeri:
Mr. Hicks in French, MiSs Kidd in Latin,
and 3VDss Lighter in German.' .Three
others are English literature majors:
Mr. Lee, Mr. Moore and Miss Veaaie.'‘tit.
Orr is a commerce major.
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Circulation for Year is 24 Por Coat Mhftna
Than In 1019.
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Circulation of books from the tJflfydf*
Bity library for the year 1926 wbb'
cent greater than that of the prec^Hftg
year, according to M. H. Douglass, llbrhjfc
ian. During the past year 136,960 book«,
of which 97,413 were reserve books.wefe
issued at the loan desk which was e’n/lijt
crease of 26,539 over the numberj^f
books issued in 1919.
Recent additions to the library's shjOly^s
include The Oxford Book of Raffish
Verse in full leather binding, predeBte-jl
to the Louise Potter Homer colle^ttbftjDy
Carl N. Homer. Four bound vqlum^lfjW
the Amboy Journal., published at A&tyoy,
Illinois, for the years 1881-88, Wefe'hf^
sented to the same collection by,
Allen Loomis. ,
Bliss Loomis has also given the librlijfy
a number of books and periodjcala^ft^p >
the library of her father, the lyte, ,Dr.
•Loomis. Books dealing with astronqiifr,
mathematics, psychology and ppHtlea)
and social science have also been recent
ly added to the library. Ampng these are
two books on the Irish question. *
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Faculty-Student Committee Prepares for
Arrival of Dr. Shepherd.
Dr. William 0. Shepherd, bishop of the
Methodist church for the Washington,
Oregon and Alaska division, will he ‘’fe
Eugene from the 13th to the 16th af tjjJ*
month, and is plunning to tpend much
time on the campus. “f
A committee composed of hath faculty
and student members is to lie ohoehtbf'fo
make preparations for the Bishop- to
meet all Methodist men and women on
the campus. The Bishop w!ll speak It
the next student body assembly and alto
to the women of the University at the
next Y. WL C. A. meeting to be held nett
Thursday afternoon. The subjects oh
which the bishop will speak will be de
nounced later. The Bishop also wishes
to meet all students personally who are
interested in vocational work.