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jlfETS MEET FDD
FIRST RIME TIGHT
Coach Bohler and Eleven Men
Leave This Afternoon
0 A. 0. WILLFIGHT TO
GET OUT OF CELLAR
Sections Reserved for Oregon
Students on Both
Coach George M. Boliler and eleven
basketball players will leave the Oregon
Electric depot; at 1:50 o’clock this after
noon for Corvallis wnere the Oregon
varsity quintet will meet the Aggies in
the first of a two game series tonight at
8 o’clock. The second game will be
played in the Aggie gym at the same time
Saturday night, the team will not return
here until either late Saturday night or
“From all reports, the Aggies arc go
ing to come back strong after their de
feats in the south and w? are expecting
a battle,’ Coach Bohler said last night.
He refused to attempt to make any pre
dictions as to the outcome of the con
tests but stated that the team would
make a strong bid to win both games
from their ancient rivals and they will
at least hope to win one out of the two.
Duma and Latham Forwards.
Captain Eddie Durno and Marc Lath
am will start for the lemon-yellow, at
forwards, “Hunk” Latham will be in the
line-up at center, white ‘Wish ’ Chapman
and “Franz” Bellar will take care of the
guard positions. “Bill” Reinhart will lie
worked a part of the game in one or the
other of the guard positions, and a few
other substitutions may take place.
Five additional men are being taken to
Corvallis in case any of'the first string
ers do not last a game. Conch and Bur
nett who have both been holding down
steady positions on the second string
and showing ui> well will be taken along
as utility guards while "Veatch find Base
will be the substitute forwards. Zim
merman who has been working at cen
ter as an understudy to “Hunk” Latham
and playing this position on the second
team may get a chance to get into the
game during the evening.
' Seats to ‘bo Reserved.
Assistant graduate manager Jack
Benefiel said last night that he had
made arrangements for 50 seats to be re
served for Oregon students on Friday
night and 150 seats for the Saturday
night game. These seats will he in the
general admission section and will be
Md until about 7:15 when they will be
filled up unless the Oregon students have
arrived there by that time.
That Oregon is determined to outfight
]the Aggies and that the Aggies are
equally determined to defeat Oregon
gives promise of a good game tonight
and any of the rooters who make the
trip can rest assured that there will be
plenty of action.
Wins Would Raise Average.
The two games will be figured >u the
percentage ratings of both teams in the
Northwest and Pacific coast conference
standings. The Aggies are now at the
bottom in both conferences and are going
to battle hard to get out of the cellar.
The University of Washington basket
ball five is playing a two-game series
.with California itonight and Saturday
night at Berkeley, and will play Monday
and Tuesday with Stanford at Palo Alto
in the Coast conference. Montana and
^ashington State played last night at
Pullman and Montana is playing ithe Uni
versity of Idaho tonight and Saturday
Dl8ht at Moscow, in the Northwest con
ART STUDENTS PLACE
FLOWERS IN VILLARD
, Suggestion From President’s Office Re
sults In Attractive Dec
1 The various modest decorations of
flowers, shrubs and grasses which have
been used in the assembly hall from week
to week, have been the work of a small
group of art students, done at a sugges
tion from the president’s office. They
try each week to have something that
will add a little color to the brown medi
ocrity of the walks, as well as to keep
the extraneous lhatter behind the
screens. The main difficulty comes in
finding a place for the extra filings that
would otherwise be stored in the rooms
on each side of the stage. The committee
hope that in time there will be a curtain
on the stage if that room has to be used
as an assembly hall for three or four
years. At the present time there is an
organ, several vases and jars, and some
chairs "behind the two screens. Very few
people would suspect this with the un
usual flowers that have been put in the
foreground to attract the eye of the audi
The most unique decoration was made
of window jars, which were painted and
gilded, so that they locked like two old
vases that might have come from Pom
pei. In these were huge bouquets of
colored pampas grass.
The committee last term consisted of
<*len McGonegal. This term Agnes
Brooks, Louise Irving and Glen Mc
Gonegal are working together on the as
Psycholog- i c a 1 Experiment
Dr. Harold R. Crosland, of the de
partment of psychology, has received
I several, tetters from eastern publj^^rs’
and printers’ journals asking for reports
on the results of the proofreading tests
which he lias been conducting for some
time. As the tests are as yet incomplete
he has been unable to send any informa
tion further than a description of the
plans and purposes of the series of ex
One of the inquiries came from Albert
S. Osborn, of New Yhrk City, an exam
iner of questioned documents and experl
forgery detector. Although not a print
er, Mr. Osborn expressed great interest
in the work being carried on by Dr.
Crosland, as it lias a certain bearing on
Other inquiries came from the Typo
graphical Journal, published in Indian
apolis. the Standard Union, of Brook
lyn, and the Fourth Estate, a newspa
permen’s magazine published in New
A second series of the tests is to take
up speed as well as accuracy and is now
under way. Dr. Crosland will not pub
lish any of the results of his experi
ments until they are all completed and
will then allow his series of tests to be
used elsewhere under the condition that
they be used exactly as he carried them
on and that he will correct all results
and be allowed to use any data in his
STENOGRAPHY CLASSES BUSY.
Mrs. H. Donnelly’s students in short
hand and typewriting are reported to be
improving fast in their chosen sub
jects. The classes are voluntary, and
no university credit is given. The stu
dents are studying for their own inter
est and are doing work that would be
equal to I and II grades in regular class
work, according to Mrs. Donnelly.
Origin of Football Found %
In Refined Medieval Sport
After doing mueli research in the Uni
'ersity library, on the subject of the
°rigia of football and after having sent
*° the state library for more books, and
■'tiling all our efforts from these sources?
fuitless, we looked through au old file
°f the Emerald and found what we wiiiit
e • ht 1902 the following story ap
''here did football originate? Some
People give ancient Chester in England,
credit for it. There is a record of foot
Wdl being played in that city in 1540. but
testerians believe in a legend of much
Iti the 10th century, it is said, a
Dane was captured and beheaded by cvti
Izens. Someone began kicking the head
about the street. Others followed and
it was found that this formed a new and
fascinating sport. It was repeated
.whenever possible, but as enemies’ heads
'became scarcer and the entertainment of
kicking them more difficult to procure,
it was arranged for the shoemakers
((yearly on Shrove Tuesday to deliver to
i. the draper in the presence of the Mayor
of Chester, one ball of leather, called a
“There is evidently a fine precedent
| for those concerned in the game in
[ ‘losing their heads.’ ”
Oregon Man Sees Norway's
Ruler Open Storting; U. S.
Minister Alone Unadorned
Spectators Crowd Into Gallery With Gathering
Below Wearing Gala Attire; King Takes
? His Place On Gilded Throne.
The following is a description of
the closing of the Storting, the Nor*
wegian parliament, written by an
Oregon graduate who last year was
awarded a fellowship at the Univer
sity of Kristiania, Norway.—-Ed.
(By Melvin T. Solve, M8.)
Kristiania, Jan. 10. — (By Mail —
Special to the Emerald.) — Today at
W30 p. in. the 69th session of the Nor
wegian Storting, or Parliament, was
(formally closed by King Haakon VII.
At about, one o’clock, the guard, the
king’s crack regiment, began to form be
fore the parliament building, and along
Carl Johansgate leading up the hill to
the palace. The picked contingent se
lected in accord with the League of Na
tions mandate for patrol duty at Vilna
during the coming plebiscite, paraded to
music before the parliament building.
Gala Attire Prevails.
As soon as the door leading to the
spectators’ gallery was opened, those
fortunate enough to have secured tick
ets thronged in. The gallery was soon
crowded. Below sat the Slortingsmaend
.all in gala attire, many of them looking
none too comfortable in “biled shirts”
and “claw hammers” in the middle of the
day. At the front of the semi-circle room
on a dias covered with turkey-red cloth,
and under a canopy of red velvet, stood
the massive gilt throne chair awaiting
the king. In the loge to the right were
the press representatives, very decided
ly NOT in gold. In the loges to the left
were the foreign diplomats, most of them
arrayed in a variety of heavily gold
braided uniforms, the splendor of which
most Americans have never seen the like.
! “See the man with the decoration
hanging-about bts -neck on a wide' red
(ribbon,” says a voice from behind. “That
is a Knight of the Order of St. Olav. See
the gentleman in the plain dress suit
with no decorations at all,” the voice
.continues: “That is the American min
ister. The big fellow talking to him,
whope chest is covered with medals, is
the French minister.” And so the
celebrities are pointed out.
Press Gang Impatient.
There are signs of imptaience from
the busy newspapermen on the right, but
now we hear a fanfare of trumpets out
side, and the diplomats uegin drawing on
their white gloves. The Stortingsmaefad
are all in their seats, and the president
is at his desk. The king’s train Centers
from the left, and parliament and spec
tators rise. First comes the church
party in white ruffs and long black
robes; then the committee appointed to
receive the king; then the king march
ing alone. He is tall and thin and dark,
dressed in a splendid uniform. Follow
ing him are members of the government.
There is an exchange of bows, after
which the king takes his seat in the great
gilt chair on the dois. He is handed a
document by the prime minister. He
rises and reads, with a strong Danish
.accent that tells unmistakably where he
came from, ithe formal statement of the
closing of the session.
“God Save the King!’*
The Storting’s president now makes a
short speech, at the close of which the
representatives recite with him »n uni
son, “God save ithe king and the father
It is soon over. The king’s party files
out to the right, the rear of the train,
composed of army and navy dignitaries,
making up in magnificence of gold braid
and decorations for the sobriety of the
clerical party which led the procession
The gallery soon empties, and we
emerge into the street, black with people,
just in time to see the horse-drawn cabs
of the royal party drive smartly up to
ward the palace, the files of soldiers
having kept a wide lane open in the mid
dle of the street. When they are gone
the soldiers are quickly formed into col
umns of squads and marched away, and
the swarms of spectators, now that the
attraction is gone, march away too.
ji Wednesday of this week the new ses
[ sion of parliament begins, and it is said
that the ceremonies then will be even
more elaborate, with the whole royal
family present. If the writer is lucky,
he will get a ticket for that day, too, hav
ing a taste for pageants, and a yankec
curiosity to have a look at real live
kings and queens.
DEAN PRAISES DANCING
Dancing Class Shows Good Co-operation
Among Students, Says Dean Fox.
“It is a splendid thing and an example,
of the best of co-operation we have had”
Dean Fox said of the dancing class un
der the direction of the department of
physical education held in the woman’s
building. Wednesday evening.
The plan, she said, has been discussed
by the social affairs committee and is
a culmination of ideas and plans the wo
man’s league and similar organizations,
co-operating with the dean of women.
“We are all convinced,” said Dean
Fox, “that awkward dancing is a result
of lack of instruction and the obvious
way to correct it is tQ have instruction.”
It is to instruct men and women in
correct dancing that these classes are
being held under the direction of Dean
John Bovard, and Miss Catharine Wins
low of the department of physical edu
GIRLS TO STEP IN GYM
Good Music, Many Dances and Food In
cluded on Program.
The “Co-ed Whirl” is to be in the
men’s gymnasium instead of the women’s
building as it was previously announced.
The time is from three ito six o’clock.
All the new girls entering this term are
especially invited, and urged to come as
one of the purposes of the dance is to
get acquainted with them.
A charge of ten cents a couple will be
made to defray expenses. Ice cream
cones and what-not will be sold during
the afternoon, so a pocket full of small
change will be desirable.
Good music has been planned, and
many dances are listed on the programs.
It is also reported that the West Point
system of dancing will be adherred to.
TIME LIMIT ON DANCES.
Dances at the Union of the University
of Michigan will be but twelve or thir
teen minutes in length. This limit in
cludes encores. Intermission will be
only three minutes. i
DEAN HELPS LOAN FUND
Miss Fox Addresses Women’s Clubs on
Dean Fox has returned from southern
Oregon where she talked to women’s
clubs on the scholarship loan fund, which
the state federation of women’s clubs
raises so that students may borrow all
or part of the funds necessary for them
to attend colleges of the state.
Miss Fox addressed the Greater Med
ford Club and the Medford high school
Monday afternoon. Monday evening she
spoke in Ashland before the Monday
Study Club, and a reception of the Par
She addressed the Ashland high school
Tuesday morning and in the afternoon
spoke in Grants Pass to thp T.adics’ Aux
iliary of the Commercial club and the
\, “I enjoyed the trip very much indeed,?'
said Dead Fox “and met many parents
of the students here, and I met many
high school students who expressed their
interest in Oregon and their intention of
coming here to school.”
CARDS MUST BE FILED
Change of Course Granted and Notifica
tion Not Given, Causes Trouble.
Because a number of students have
been granted the right to change their
course and then have not taken advant
age of the privilege it is now required
that cards be filed with the registrar be
'fore the withdrawal is official. These
icards are sent to students through the
campus post office after the petition has
been granted. Failure is given when
students fail to do this as the cardR are
the only means by which instructors may
know that a student has withdrawn. At
present there arc a number of students
who will receive posts because they have
overlooked this important detail.
In connection with the obtaining of the
notification of granted petitions it is re
; quested that students watch the campus
mail more closely in order that notices
do not pile up.
MAJORS IN EDUCATION
START TRAINING WORK
Practice Teaching Done at Springfield
and University High; Praise Given
By H. R. Douglass.
Thirteen majors in the school of edu
cation began practice teaching last Mon
day' for the second semester in the Uni
versity high school and the Springfield
high school. Besides this number there
are several students doing practice
teaching at the Eugene high school, and
a number of others doing practice work
in art, yiusic and physical education, who
began ithis work last fall and who will
^continue through the year.
“The large majority of practice teach
ers are doing work which compares very
favorably with that of the average ex
perienced teacher,’' declared Professor
Harl R. Douglass of the education de
At the Springfield high school Alice
Lighter has the class in Spanish 4; Mar
ion Tuttle in Spanish 2; Harold King
teaches ancient history; Irene Whitfield
teaches English 2; and Jean McKenzie
Eight students teach classes at the
University high school. These are Mil
dred Apperson and Alice Evans, biol
ogy; Katherine Morse, trigonometry;
Virginia Tomlinson, algebra; Eva Hutch
inson, English; Clara Corrigan, Ameri
can history; Clyde Schuebel, French 4;
and Mildred Perry, Latin, 4.
FRESHMEN WILL MIX
WII ROOKS TONIGHT
Dope Gives O. A. C. Babes
Primed with “Oregon Fight” and
ready for a team which has a big edge
on them according to dope, the Oregon
frosh basketeers are awaiting tonight’s
fracas with the O. A. C. rooks, determ
ined to at least put up a game fight. This
,afternoon at 4, in the men’s gym, begins
'.the first of a two-game scrtfcs between
the first year tossers of Oregon nnd O.
Rockhey and Alstock will start at for
ward, according to the dope spilled by
Coach Huntington yesterday, while Black
will probably begin the game at center.
At the guard positions. Chapman and
iDouglns will open, while Goar, Edlund,
Wilsey and McMillan may get a chance
ifo get in the game later.
The rooks come to Eugene touted to
be the best first-year aggregation ever
turned out at the Corvallis institution.
So far this season they have won all
their games by big scores.
The frosh so far have won all their
contests, having taken a two game scries
from Roseburg high, and games from
Franklin and Eugene. The two games
here this week-end will be perhaps the
.only opportunity to see the babes in ac
tion on their home floo-, as most of the
games scheduled are away from home.
No admission will be charged either
Jtoday or tomorrow. Leon Fnbre of Port
land will referee the games.
TERM OPENS AT U. H. S.
University High Has Enrollment of 165;
Debate Teams Formed.
The second semester at the University
high school started last Monday with an
enrollment of 165. On February 11 the
debate team will meet the Eugene high
school and the Springfield high school in
a triangular debate on the subject:
“Resolved: That the Philippine Islands
should be given their independence.” The
campus high debate team is coached by
Ethel Wakefield, '20, one of last year’s
woman varsity debaters, who is now in
structor in English at the high school.
The debate team is chosen from a de
bating class of 16, which Miss Wake
MILLER MANAGES RIVOLI
Junior From University Is Assistant In
Carl Miller, student on the campus
last year, has been appointed assistant
manager of the Itivoli theatre in
Portland. After concluding his junior
year last spring, Miller became house
superintendent of the Colombia theatre
in the same city.
He had planned to go to Los Angeles
when the offer was made by the mauage
ment of Jensen and Von Herbcrg, motion
picture exhibitors of Portland. The new
position, it is understood, is quite an ad
vance. While Miller was on the campus
he was greatly interested in the theatre
and relative matters.
Person Whose Morals Are On
Downgrade ,Will Never
AUDIENCE IS HELD
BY POWERFUL TALK
College Education Said To Be
One of Greatest Things .
In Modern Life.
“Some of you will never do * thing but
fail! fail! fail! all your lives when.JUU
get away from here,” is .the way Fred
B. Smith, business man and Christian
porker who spoke at yesterday's as
sembly, expressed the case of a certain
class, after having congratulated the
students on their presence at the Uni*
versity and having urged them to stay
until they received all that a colloge edfir'
cation means. ! •**
“Some of you,” the speaker continued,,
“if we knew you now as we are going ti»
know you, we wouldn’t be telling tt?
stay; we’d be telling yon to pack'yhtir
kit and get out.” * •
“Notv,” went on the speaker, "the
worst thing about my saying this is that
the wrong fellow takes it to himself. ~lt
is the most sensitive mind itbst alway g
responds,” he said, “and the brasen,
thick hide of the one who needs such
advice is not penetrate^!." ,'
“Slow Studont" Will Not Fail. ,
“I’m going to tell you who It is that
will fail,” said Mr. Smith, “and when.I
describe him, y«yi’ll know him by Atthe,**
The speaker went on to say that the fail
ure in life is not the “slow student" whjo
has to “peg away” so hard to get
through; not the quiet unassuaiiotr ofte
who is never elected captaiit of O' foot
ball squad — but the one whose morals
are breaking down. > , ?*■
“He is the fellow who gets up in the'
morning, grooms himself, .puts a flow»r
in his buttonhole, and swaggers g^roas
the campus with an air that says,. ‘Look
out for me, I’m coming.’ He is thfs cam?
pus bully. His kind are not remembered
a few months after they leave college.-1 1
“What we need,” declared the speaker,
“is young men and women of fine, genn
line, superb character; people who can
Ibe trusted anywhere, who have AO
anguish of the past, and who awake'la
the morning with a bright outlook arid
energy to do things.”
College Attendance Low.
College attendance everywhere,. ac*.
fording to Mr. Smith, is below par. The
United States has a lower percentage of.
college students now than in 101* Itt
European countries and in Canada, ha
said, young men and women of college
age are out bearing the poBt war bun1'
dens, laboring under the load of war tin;
To come out now into life, college
trained, is one of the grandest things, gt
the world, declared the speaker. Young,
people in the next few years will be're
quired to think in iterms that are widgft
bigger, and more profound than their
fathers were ever asked to think. They
must know the problem of race contact,
know science as it has never .been known
before, and know and intercept history
in a hew way if they are to keep pace
with the rapidly moving world.
“College training in your fathers* time
was important, but now it is 75 peg
cent more important,” said Mr. Smith.:
Student Must Stick.
“Don’t get (the idea that you are to re-.
make the curriculum but stay until yon
get everything you can. I *am not a
stranger to this college business,,’r the
speaker went on, “I have three children
through with college, a daughter and 'a
son in college now, and I have watched
“How I would like to hare somebody
say to my boy in college, ‘Get mathe
matics, get language, get science; but.
while you are. getting those, see that
you are laying a foundation for a;char.
acter that is so beautiful, so. cleans arid
free from filth that you can face aniy
day that may come,” concluded ,t$s
At the opening of the assembly Beulah
Clark played two flute solos, accvtni
panied by Alberta Potter on the plana,
and the men’s and women’s glee dubs
led in assembly singing.
Mr. Smith opened his talk by advising
»11 to go to the Althouse concert which
will be given on February 10 in Tlldd
hall; he said Mr. Althouse would prove
to be all that he is advertised to be.