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Oregon Daily Emerald
HARRY A. SMITH,
RAYMOND E. VESTER,
Member Pacific Intercollegiate Press Association.
Associate Editor .Lyle Bryson News Editor.Charles E. Gratke
Assistant News Editors
Velma Rupert, Elisabeth Whitehouse
Sports Editor.Floyd Maxwell
Eugene Kelty Edwin Hoyt
Don D. Huntress
Night Editors ^
Wilford C. Allen.
Carlton K. Logan, Reuel S. Moore,
News Service Editor ... .Jacob Jacobson
Alexander Brown, Eunice Zimmerman
Feature Writers .E. J. H.( Mary Lou Burton, Frances Quisenberry
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News Staff—Fred Quyon, Margaret Scott, Kay Bald, Owen Callaway, Jean
Strachan, Inez King, Lenore Cram, Doris Parker, Phil Brogan, Raymond D. Law
rence, Margaret Carter, Florence Skinner, Emily Houston, Mary Traux, Pauline
Coad, Howard Bailey, Arthur Rudd, Ruth Austin, Madalene Logan, Mabel Gilham,
Jessie Thompson, Hugh Starkweather, Jennie Perkins, Claire Beale, Dan Lyons,
John Anderson, Florence Walsh, Maybelle Leavitt.
Associate Manager ......Webster Ruble
Advertising Manager .George McIntyre
Circulation Manager.A1 Krohn
Staff Assistants: James Meek, Randal Jones, Jason McCune, Ben Reed,
Mary Alexander, Elwyn Craven, Donald Bennett.
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
scription rates $2.25 per year. By term,'75c. Advertising rates upon application.
Campus office—€55. Downtown office—1200.
The faculty of the University has adopted a system of
“weighted” grades, an entirely new step for Oregon, a step to
wards the high scholastic standard which the University has
been working for all year. Approximately half of the Amer
ican institutions of higher learning use some system of
“weighted” grades, systems similar to that to 'be used here
and being followed at such schools as the University of "Wash
ington, Montana, Grinnell, Maine, Simmons, Ohio, Arizona,
and Ihaverford. California and Arizona have but'recently
adopted a system of “weighted” grades.
The faculty adopted the present plan after due consider
ation of all other methods, believing that making it necessary
for 140 of the 186 hours required for graduation to be above
V was the best system for Oregon. An analysis of previous
graduating classes was made, which showed in one year that
29£ per cent of the total number of graduates averaged in their
four years a grade lower than the present grade of IV. It was
also found that there were members in that class with V aver
ages for the four years, and members of the present graduat
ing class with the same low average for their four years of
Oregon students should not look upon this action of the
faculty as anything which will curtail student activity or
work unnecessary hardships. The faculty feels that the high
average is the thing to he desired, and that no premium should
be placed on the good gradle, the full completion of the reg
ular number of hours still be required of all students. Mak
ing it necessary for 140 hours of the 180 to be IV or better is,
however placing a discount upon poor grades.
The eflect of the “weighted” grades system upon the
average or good student will be negligible. Its effect will be
upon the poor student, who has been slipping through the Uni
versity with barely passable grades and receiving the same
degree as his classmate who earns the highest grades. It
means that some students must remain in school longer in or
dei to obtain the 140 hours above the grade of V. It may
work a hardship on the loafer.
The adoption of the “weighted” grades system is a big
step lor Oregon—a step towards a University which is to be
recognized because of its high scholastic standards.
RESEARCH FUND VOTED
Faculty Makes Provision for Projects;
20 Men At Work.
Provision for u fund to be set aside
each year for the promotion of research
nt the University has been made by the
faculty. It wus decided that this fund
shall not be used to increase the ei/U>lu
mont.s of any member of the faculty who
s doing research.
The research committee, of which Dr.
I1.. L. Packard, acting he.ad of the de
partment of geology, is chairman, has de
fined the word to mean “a definite, orig
nal contribution to knowledge,” Ac
cording to Denu Dyment, there are in
’he University about 20 men with re
icarch projects definitely outlined or tin
ier way for completion this year.
OREGANA TO AID OREGON
Copies To Be Sent All High Schools In
State ot Washington.
Oreganas are to be sent to all the
high schools in the state of Washington
and all prospective college students in
these schools are being sent the bulle
tins and publications of the various de
partments of tin* University of Oregon.
This work is being carried on by Miss
Jeannette Calkins and Alfred Powers of
the extension division, with the assist
ance of John Braddoek, who recently or
ganized the Washington club on the cam
j The idea is to interest the students in
the high schools of that state in the work
and life of this University. Through the
co-operation of the various members of
the Washington club, the names of many
prospective students have been obtain
COLLEGE GIRLS RACE TO CLASSES
“Keep Fit" week at the University of
Washington with a formula for an hour’s
exercise a day caught eo-eds purposely
starting to classes late so they might run
without appearing “perfectly idiotic.” An
other requirement is to get to bed at
10:15 p. m. Some do, but they are not
♦ Patronize Emerald Advertisers ♦
Darwin Lecture. — Professor Walter
C. Barnes will address the Eliot Club on
“Darwinism and Character,” Sunday
evening, March 6, at 7:30, at the Uni
tarian church, on the comer of Eleventh
and Ferry streets. All University stu
dents are cordially invited.
Women’s Oregon Club. — Meeting
\Monday, March 7, at 7 p. m., at the Y.
W. C. A. bungalow. All members out.
Soccer Game. — Oregon, plays Eugene
All Stars 2:30 Saturday afternoon on
Hayward field. Admission free. Towns
, people invited.
Oregon Club. — Meeting Monday at
7:15 in Y. hut. Plans for baseball will
Dean Robbins’ Economics Classes. —
The assignment for Tuesday, March 8,
for the eight and nine o’clock sections of 1
principles of economics is to study the
trust movement in America and forms
of combination. The assignment is found
in Taussig, pages 415) to 424; Seager,
old edition, 442 to 448; new edition, 450
to 456; Hamilton, new edition, 439 to>
Law Lectures. •— Beginning Monday
morning at 10 o’clock, L. F. Mercer will
give a series of lectures on Books of
Law and Books of Index, or How to Find
the Law. The lectures are open to all
Masons. — There will be a meeting of
the Craftsmen Wednesday, March 9, at
5 p. m., dinner after meeting. The of
ficers of the Eugene Lodge will be our
FROM MO SKU
Famous English. Author is
Interested in Campus
Writing no honor thesis may have in
teresting side incidents — as Mildred
Hawes has discovered. She is a senior |
honor student in English literature, and
chose as her thesis topic* “Literary Criti
cism and Evaluation of the Books of
May Sinclair.” This ambitious honor
student read May Sinclair’s books, and
then, about six weeks ago, she wrote a
letter to the English author.
“I didn’t tell anybody I had written
the letter,” said Miss Hawes, “until I
received the answer; and here it is,” she
finished, taking an envelope out of a
green and gold memory book.
The letter is written on ordinary white
writing paper in a rather cramped ver
tical hand, with many divisions between
letters in words. This is what it says:
1 Blenheim Hoad,
N. W. S.
Dear Miss Hawes:
Thank you very much for your letter.
I am immensely pleused and interested
to hear that the students of the Univer
sity of Oregon are making a serious
study of my books.
I am sending you a copy (if I can get
one) of the October “Bookman.” It has
a short personal article on me by Mrs.
C. A. Dawson Scott. There were a great
many personal things—such as references
to tragedies in my family and the color
of my study curtains, which I asked the
editor to take out (both curtains and
tragedy being irrevelant to the subject.)
The fact is, I hate personal articles. I
hate giving details about my life. It is
really interesting to know that I live six
months in London and six months at
Nothing matters but the inner life of
an author and you’ll find bits of it in
nil my books—only bits, phrases here
and there. But you’ll find most of it—
all that matters—in “Mary Olivier” and
in my “A Defense of Idealism,” and
“Journal of Impressions in Belgium.”
(This last has a lot that’s external, too.)
Let me thank you again for your ap
preciation: this sort of recognition is
among the most encouraging things that
can happen to a writer.
SCHROFF IS ‘NOT GUILTY’
Chromatic Dizziness on Art Building
Not His Doing, says Professor
Professor A. II. Sehroff of the school
of fine arts yesterday made forceful
protest at the accusations made against
his department as to the responsibility
for the color scheme placed on the ex
terior of the new art building.
Mi Sehroff's department was in no
\v.!\ icsponsiblf for the variegated pol
ychromatic color scheme of the building
now occupied by the departments of
sculpture and normal art, he says, ad
miting that the fling of the Campus
Cynic, through factious, was eminently
Deau Lawrence has definitely decided i
now to use the tan color which Mr.
Sehroff mixed for the interior walls of
his department in the architecture.
DEMI JUiEN KEEPING
HIS STUDENTS BUSY
Professors and Majors Take
Care of Daily Classes
Dean Allen’s two classes, publishing
and editing, have not lost any work
since the dean started on his trip south,
but the class periods are carried on in a
little different manner. In the editing
class professors, and majors in the
school of journalism have been selected
to give talks on the subjects with which
they are familiar in connection with
journalism. Monday Dean W. G. Hale,
of the law school will deliver a lecture
on “What the reporter should know
about the law and law courts.
Monday, February 28, Miss Jeannette
Calkins and Charlie Fenton, publishers of
the Old Oregon, spoke on how to or
ganize a small magazine and how to make
£t. Tuesday Miss Grace ^ Edgington told
how to edit a small magazine and how
to keep the people interested, and the
subscriptions coming in. Miss Edging
ton is the editor of the Old Oregon.
Wednesday, Charles H. Fisher, editor
of The Guard, told the students of the
principles of success in journalism, and
Thursday Alfred Powers spoke on feature
writing. Next Tuesday Dean C. V. Dy
ment will have charge of the class and
every day until Dean Dean Allen comes
back some professor or student is listed
to have charge of the class.
The publishing class, a class that
meets only twice a week has been car
ried on in much the same manner. Miss
Jean Strachan was appointed chairman
of the class and each day some one
speaks on subjects with which he is par
ticularly familiar. Tuesday, March 8,
Stanley Eisman, editor of the Lemon
Punch, will talk on how to make a maga
zine look right. Thursday Harry Smith,
editor of the Emerald, spoke of the
make up of a paper the size of the
Emerald and the Tuesday before Pro
fessor Turnbull told the students about
the make-up department of a big city
Quality, Service and Low Prices.
Fresh and Cured Meats.
Phone 38. 675 Willamette Street.
DID YOU NOTICE OUR WINDOWS f
They’re here today—
Drop in and see the new
Spring ones—you bet.
Sports, Dots and Patterns.
Have one for Blow
and one for Show.
* mentis aai5<gair
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-'What Is Air Pressure?
THE air is composed of molecules. They constantly
bombard you from all sides. A thousand taps by a
thousand knuckles* will close a barn door. The taps
as a whole constitute a push. So the constant bombardment
of the air molecules constitutes a push. At sea-level the air
molecules push against every square inch of you with a
total pressure of nearly fifteen pounds.
Pressure, then, is merely a matter of bombarding mole
When you boil water you make its molecules fly off.
The water molecules collide with the air molecules. It takes
a higher temperature to boil water at sea-level than on Pike’s
Peak. Why? Because there are more bombarding molecules
at sea-level—more pressure. >
Take away all the air pressure and you have a perfect
vacuum. A perfect vacuum has never been created. In the
best vacuum obtainable there are still over two billion mole
cules of air per cubic centimeter, or about as many as there
are people on the whole earth.
Heat a substance in a vacuum and you may discover
properties not revealed under ordinary pressure. A new
field for scientific exploration is opened.
Into this field the Research Laboratories of the General
Electric Company have penetrated. Thus one of the chem
ists in the Research Laboratories studied the disintegration
of heated metals in highly exhausted bulbs. What happened
to the glowing filament of a lamp, for example? The glass
blackened. But why? He discovered that the metal dis
tilled in the vacuum depositing on the glass.
This was research in pure science — research in what
maj be called the chemistry and physics of high vacua. It
was undertaken to answer a question. It ended in.the dis
covery of a method of filling lamp bulbs with an inert gas
under pressure so that the filament would not evaporate so
readily. Thus the efficient gas-filled lamp of today grew out
of a purely scientific inquiry.
So, unforeseen, practical benefits often result when
research is broadly applied.
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