Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, March 16, 1921, Image 1

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    Oregon Daily Emerald
Bible University Will be Host;
200 Visitors Expected
Friday Evening
Composition and Delivery to
Be Judged; Award Is
Gold Medal
Student- orators representing nine Ore
gon colleges will participate in the an
imal state oratorical contest to be held
this year at Eugenq under the auspices !
of the Eugene Bible University. The
meeting is scheduled for Friday evening
March IS. at 7:30 p. m., at the First
Christian church.
Plans for the entertainment of 200
visitors at a banquet following the ad
dresses were announced yesterday by
Jonathan Bridges of the Bible Univer- J
sity. president of the state oratorical as
sociation. who also gave out the names
of the institutions to be represented by
entries this year as follows: Univer
sity of Oregon, Oregon Agricultural Col
lege. Pacific University, Pacific College,
State Normal School at Monmouth, Al
bany College, McMinnville College, Will
amette University and the Eugene Bible
This is the second time the state con
test has been scheduled at Eugene, two
years ago the University of Oregon hav
ing entertained the orators. A business
meeting of flic association delegates will
be held at 3:00 p. m. the day of the
contest at the Bible University.
Hoeber Represents University.
Ralph Hoeber, senior in economics,
will represent the University of Oregon
speaking on the topic “The New Des
potism,“ a theme dealing with present
day industrial and labor problems. John
Carter speaking on the subject “Our
Unrealized Hope” is announced as the
entry of the Bible University.
Rules of the contest will follow close
ly those of former years, according to
President Bridges-. There will be no time
limit but the contestants must limit their
themes to 1500 words. Two sets of
judges are provided for; one to judge on
delivery and the other to decide on the
merits of the composition. The latter
consisting of the heads of the English
departments, of several eastern uni
vertities at present have the submitted
copies of the orations and their decision
is expected in a few days.
Gold Medal to be Awarded.
A gold medal is to be awarded the ;
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Eighth Grade Pupils From Upper Camp
Creek School Say They Want
to Attend Oregon.
•Tust fine,’ was the verdict of one
of the members of a very much inter
ested party who made their first visit
to the campus yesterday. “You bet”,
said one: “Hope so,” said another,
when asked if they would choose Oregon
for their future education. In fact, the
entire four were enthusiastic about
everything from the pioneer to the pink
frosted cake that they had at Friendly
hall, where they were entertained at
1 he school board of Upper Camp
Creek district Xo. 5, of Lane county, de
clared a holiday so that the eighth grade
could make a visit to the campus and
the county seat, and so they came, the
entire four of them. But what they
lacked in numbers they made up in en
thusiasm. The visitors were Mable
Dilute, Mary Fisher, Astrid Soleim and
Beulah Thurman, so it seems that the
future students from Upper Camp Creek
are all to be girls, though a brother of
one of them is at present a correspond
ence student of Oregon.
The tour was made under the direc
tion of their teacher, Arnold Collier, who
said they called it “practical civics day”
and that they would visit the woolen
mills and the county court house in the
afternoon, before they returned up the
McKenzie to district Xo. 5.
According to Miss Mozelle Hair, who
met Mr. Arnold at an institute this
fall, there is an interesting history con
nected with him. He is an ex-service
man and accepted the post as teacher for
the Camp Creek district, in spite of the
fact that it was a section that had al
ways given a great deal of trouble to
those attempting the role of teacher.
But he has worked on his homestead
and in the school until today, Camp
Creek district is known as one of the
most orderly in the county. Mr. Collier
is very happy in his work, he says, al
though it’s a long jump from teaching
art in the schools of Chicago, to teach
ing all grades in the little old school
house at Camp Creek.
The advisory board including both the
new and old members met at the Y. W.
C. A. bungalow Monday afternoon to
elect officers for the following year.
They are: President, Mrs. John Stark
Evans; vice president, Mrs. C. A. E.
Whitton; secretary. Miss Barbara Booth;
treasurer, Mrs. G. E. Lehman. This
board works in connection with the Y.
W. C. A. and aids the girls in their
Miss Tirza Dinsdale, Y. W. C. A.
secretary, will speak to the girls at
Albany College today on her work in
Italy. She was asked to do this in con
nection with a World’s Fellowship series
being held in Albany.
Berberis Darwini Et Cetera
to Spring from Excavations
From the many excavations and
holes on the University campus the
casual observer might be led to believe
that the scientists in search for the lost
garden of Eden had decided that the an
cient menagerie had been located on the
banks of the Willamette, but Donald
Shepard. the University’s new land
scape gardener, says that out of these
holes will grow shrubs and trees which
will greatly increase the beauty of the
campus. *
"W hat are the names of some of the
hushes you are planting,” Mr. Shepard
was asked.
"Why, our plans call for*laurustinus,
Ilcvberis darwini, American arbor
vitae, Canton-.”
"Well, the names are not necessary,”
broke in the bewildered reporter,” but
you might describe the kind of shrubbery
which you have inserted iu the scenery
adjacent to the library. Students are
wondering if junipers or pine trees are
to grow from the holes.”
Mr. Shepard explained that the shrubs
flamed directly in front of the library
"ill create a beautiful evergreen effect
when leafed out. The Berberis darwini
tmu to an indescribable brownish-red
hi (he fall and have green berries dur
ing the winter months, and the other
shrubs will greatly enhance the beauty
and offset the dreary sight of uncam
ouflaged brick walls.
One each side of University street a
vow of pin oaks has been planted.
These oaks, asserts Mr. Shepard, are
no tthe deliquescent variety, hut have
a symmetrical pyramid shape when ma
ture. They are not rapid in their
growth, but will be assuming the pro
portions of a real tree in a few years.
Pin oaks are beautiful trees for an ave
nue. said the landscape gardener.
Although Mr. Shepard is making such
an alteration in the campus scenery, he
expresses his approval of the coniferaes
and various deciduous trees. The sev
eral Sequoia giganticus adjacent to Vil
lard hall are beautiful specimens, Mr.
Shepard avers. These trees are natives
of California and attain enormous size
in their native habitat. The evergreen
trees, pines, firs and spruce, are pretty
well grown out, the campus decorator
believes, but are not endangering their
own existence. He does not believe it
a commendable plan to cut down some of
the campus coniferaes, since an obvious
gap would be made in the symmetry.
New flower beds also have a place
in the plans for campus beautification.
The improvement in the local land
scape will hardly be noticeably effective
this year, says Mr. Shepard, but next
year the shrubs will add much beauty to
Oregon’s already pretty campus. In at
taining this desired beauty Mr. Shepard
said that the students can co-operate
with him to a great extent by not tramp
ing down the delicate shrubbery and by
heeding the placarded signs.
Instructors Are Officers In
Various National
Score Listed Includes Five
Women Among Those Who
Are Prominent
Approximately twenty members of
the faculty of the University of Oregon
are officers of national organizations or
are holding positions of importance with
in these bodies. This, based upon the lat
est figures obtainable, is indicative of the
high standard of the University which
is reflected by the activities of its
, Professor F. S. Dunn, of the Latin
department, has recently been made an
officer of the American Institute of
College Professors. His position is on
the council of this organization, which
he will hold for the next three years.
Professor Dunn is also the organizer
and secretary of the Classical Associa
tion of the Pacific Northwest.
Dean Allen Has Vice Presidency.
Eric W. Allen, dean of the department
of journalism is vice president of the
American Association of Schools of
Journalism, and was recently appointed
a member of^he committee on research.
He is now at St. Augustine, Florida, at
tending a meeting of the National Edi
torial Association.
, Dr. John F. Bovard, dean of the
school of physical education, is vice
president of the western division of the
American Physical Education Society, to
which position he was elected last year.
Dean Elizabeth Fox is a member of
the executive committee of the nation
al council of Administrative Women in
Education, of which organization Miss'
Lilian Tingle, professor in the house
hold arts department, is vice president.
Miss M. L. Cummings, of the wo
men’s physical education department, is
chairman of the committee on health
and physical education, and was ap
pointed by the State Teacher’s Asso
ciation to draft an amendment to Ore
gon’s Compulsory Physical Education
Architect Official Included.
Ellis F. Lawrence, dean of the archi
tectural department, is president of the
Oregon chapter of the American Insti
tue of Architects.
Dr. Edmund Conklin, head of the
psychology department was appointed
by ex-Governor Withyeombe to a spe
cial committee of three to investigate
delinquents throughout the state.
Dean John .T. Landsbury of the school
of music, is a member of the National
Committee of Public School Music.
Professor James D. P.arnett, professor
of political science, is a member of the
board of editors of the American Politi
cal Science Review, and also associate
editor of the National Municipal Review,
a i ublication dealing with city and state
Professor Ernest Sutherland Bates,
head of the English department, is pres
ident of the Oregon Council of English.
Professor R. C. Clark, of the history
department, is a member of the coast
bianch of the American Historical As
Cloran Helps Organization.
Professor Timothy Cloran, of the
language department, is the local organ
izer of the American Association of
University professors.
Professor B. W. DeBusk, of the school
of education, is a member of the Oregon
Child Welfare Committee.
Professor Robert C. Hall, of the
school of journalism, is vice president
of the Northwestern Association of
Teachers of Journalism.
Professor H. D. Sheldon, of the school
of education, is organizer of the Oregon
State Teachers Association.
Mrs. W. F. G. Thacher, of the school
of music, is national musical adviser to
Mu Phi Epsilon.
Professor F. G. Young, tof the school
of sociology, is secretary of the Ameri
can Historical Society, and also secre
tary of the Oregon Conservation Com
Miss Grace Edgiugton, assistant in
structor in the department of rhetoric
is the national organizer of Theta Sigms
Phi, national women’s honorary journal
ism fraternify.
Colonel Leader, Here for Visit,
Says Campus Is His Only Home;
Sinn Feiners Sack Irish Estate
If there's a.little extra breeziness
about the campus this week, there’s a
reason. Colonel Leader is “in our
Lieutenant Colonel John Leader, for
mer commander of the Royal Irish
Rifles, wounded veteran of the Somme,
is remembered by all who were at Ore
gon during the war period, as the jazzy
general of the University’s cadet corps
and of the summer camps which devel
oped so much of Oregon’s good military
material for service at the front. He is
often credited with doing more titan any
other one man in the state to wake up
Oregon to the need for wartime pre
paredness, devoting to this task his
wonderfpl abilities as an inspirer and
an organizer.
Colonel Leader is much attached to
the University. “Only home I ever hart
after many fears of wandering about
the world,” he exploded as he slopped
the reporter heavily on the back with
one hand and squeezed his fingers to a
pulp with the other. With Mrs. Leader
he is visiting friends in Eugene for a
few days, after his return from Ireland,
where he spent several weeks. The Col
onel had gone to Ireland to look after
his estates in the south. The Sinn Fein
representatives had sent word to him
that they would leave his property alouo
if he would agree not to allow royal
troops to be quartered therein. “I sent
hack a cablegram that the Sinn Fein
could go to blazezs,” asserted the Col
onel. “They did a thorough job,” he
said, “left nothing standing on the
place.” Here he went into big figures
about, the amount of damage, adding that
the government was reimbursing him for
his loss with a few thousand dollars a
The Irish, in Colonel Leader’s opin
ion, are much better off in a material
way than the English, despite the do
mestic turmoil. This lit* attributes, in
part, to the generous treatment given
by the government to the Irish unem
The Colonel’s visit to the old world
appears to have confirmed him more
than ever in his love of the new and of
the west in particular. “This country,’’
lie said, “is as far ahead of England
mentally as the English are ahead of us
physically. They don't, seem to do any
thinking over there.”
Waiving argument on the point, the
reporter quizzed the Colonel on the rea
son for the Americans’ lack in physical
“No games, he said. The Colonel
counts that day lost on which he has
no outdoor sport, and he’d like to see
everyone as rugged and hearty as he.
But the English are throwing away
this advantage, he declared by their
alcoholic intemperance. “The liquor sit
uation,” he declared, “is frightful—
down even to the babes in arms.' I told
them frankly over there that if they
kept -it up they would find themselves a
province of Canada or the United
States. This, of course, added largely
to my popularity,” he laughed.
Colonel Leader was dismayed at. the
lack of cordiality toward the United
States displayed on the other, side. When
lie says “us,” he means the Americans
now. He said:
“The feeling toward the United
States? Not very good, I’m sorry to
say.” Becoming more than usually sys
tematic and grave, he continued, “There
are lour reasons for that. First, the
English, and the French too, for ^iat
matter, are keenly disappointed by the
Americans’ failure to enter the League.
They believe it is somewhat due to un
friendliness. They do not realize that
the Americans are constitutionally inde
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Personal Items of Alumnae
Included in Annual
“The I-Iandshnke,” the annual publica
tion of Theta Sigina Phi, women’s na
tional journalism frat, made its appear-(
auce on the campus last Friday, during the
visit of the Grand President, Mrs. Mar
garet Garvin Stone. This four-page
magazine, which is edited by Mary Lou
Burton, with Mary Ellen Bailey ns asso
ciate editor, is devoted to the activities
of the Theta chapter and items concern
ing alumnae members.
On the first page is an article on
“The Woman’s National Journalistic
Register, Inc.,” an occupational bureau
which has recently been established with
its headquarters in Chicago. This bu
reau, which was voted on at the national
convention held at Madison last year,
has been organized with a view toward
securing positions for Theta Sigma Phi’s
an other trained women writers.
Short personal items about alumnae
members make up most of the magazine.
These show the variety of work being
done, which ranges from real newspa
per work on big dailies to preparing
three “squares” a day. Among those
mentioned are Lucile Saunders, ’ll), who
is taking a trip through South America;
Helen Pohns Platt, who is tuking a spe
cial libarary course at Platt Institute in
New York; Bess Coleman Kelly, who
enjoys her housekeeping just as much
as the special play writing course she
is taking at Columbia University; Dor
othy Duniwa.v, ’20, who is working on
the Oregonian, and Adelaide Lake. ’20,
who is doing journalistic work on “Can
ning Age." a Seattle publication.
“The Handshake” also contains the
names and addresses of all the active
alumnae members, and asks for any cor
rections or additions to the list.
1 An extension division course called
school administration now has 53 stu
dents registered in it. This is the high
est number that has ever been regis
tered in any extension division course.
Many prominent principals and super
intendents in the state, are registered in
at. The entire number of registrations
in the extension division is now 700.
Dyment Represents Oregon at
Salem Gathering.
Colin V. Dyment, dean of the college
of literature, science, and the arts, rep
resented the University in Salem, Sat
urday, at a meeting of the committee on
higher education standards of the Ore
gon State Teachers’ association, which
completed the unification of college en
trance requirements and standards. Rec
ommendations outlined by the committee
at a meeting January 22 were accepted
by the University faculty at a special
imeeting last Thursday. They have been
adopted by nine other colleges and uni
versities in the state, and have been ten
tatively accepted by O. A. C., State Nor
mal and Reed College.
The committee, in two sessions, agreed
tliut the higher educational institutions
of the state, and particularly those
specializing in liberal arts and sciences,
should be as nearly uniform as possible
in their entrance requirements and in
their procedures.
Inasmuch as 70 per cent of Portland’s
high school graduates and »perhaps as
high as 50 per cent of the high school
graduates in the state go to higher edu
cational institutions, it was declared de
sirable that the postgraduate interest of
such students be clearly recognized in
the high school courses of study.'
One of several' tendencies of high
school students is to scatter among too
great a number o^ subjects, it was de
cided. The result was said to be tliut
the student was not well prepared ip
any subject to carry college work, which
calls for substantial preparation in a
smaller number of subjects.
To help standardize procedure, a res
olution was adopted that all colleges and
universities of the state should be asked
to make the recitation period of not less
than 50 minutes in length, and that reg
istrars should note on transcripts of
credit for ouf-going sudents, both the
length of the existing recitation periods
and the number of hours required for
graduation. It. also was recommended
that no excess high school credits should
receive college credits except by exam
ination or satisfactory continuance of
the subject.
Washington, California. O.A.C.
Stanford and Washington
State to Compete
Ken Smith and Frank Jue
Only Veterans Back; Larre
more and Warner Coach
Oregon will play the host for two big
tennis meets according to plans which
have just been completed by assistant
graduate manager .Tack Benefiel, the
first meet coming on May 21 as an add
ed attraction to the junior week-end
festivities, while the second meet will
probably be held on the week following
although it is not definitely settled yet.
The Pacific coast conference meet will
hold the center of the stage on May 21,
and teams from all the Pacific coast
conference schools will be present to
compete. These include, the University
of California, the University of Wash
ington, Stanford University, Oregon Ag
ricultural College and Washington State
Interest To Be Quickened.
The meet scheduled for May 28 will
include Willamette University, the Ore
gon Aggies and Oregon, while a dual
meet with Willamette will in all prob
ability be arranged for June 4, with the
Willamette teams coming" here. With
these three tournaments scheduled for
the campus, interest in tennis will,prob
ably be revived this spring among the
followers of the game at Oregon.
Sam Bass Warner and Thomas Larre
more of the faculty of the law school
will act in the capacity of varsity ten
nis coaches, according to Benefiel, *aud
work will begin at. once. It is requested
that, the candidates for the teams ham)
in their names immediately to one of the
conches however, when a “round robin”
tournament will be arranged as an elim
ination contest. A court will be re
served for the varsity players at once,
and regular practice will begin in order
to give the aspirants plenty of time to
got into shape for the elimination try
outs which will take place next term.
Miss Slotboom In Line.
“Ken” Smith and Prank Jue are the
only members of the men’s team who are
on the campus this season, and Made
line Slotboom will be the only veteran
of the women’s team. A large number
of candidates are expected to try out
to represent the varsity, however in the
coming elimination contests.
Such stars as Phil Neer and Davies,
both well-known tennis players in this
section of the country, will represent
Stanford this season, and some ex
cellent matches pro assured for the
meet. The institutions in the confer
ence have practically all sent in the
word that they will be represented.
With the change in the requirements
mnde at the last student body meeting
for the tennis letters, it will mean that
any who win their match in the confer
ence meet or any members of the team
who win two matches in either the tri
angular meet or the Willamette dual
meet; will win a letter.
Tt is probable that regular gym credit
will be given for tennis practice, as ar
rangements are being made with that
idea in mind by the coaches and assistant
manager Benefiel.
Mrs. Eric Allen and Miss Celia Hager
iread papers at the meeting of the corre
spondence faculty of the extension di
vision held in Oregon hall Thursday aft
ernoon. Mrs. Allen pointed out that
there were peculiar difficulties iu cor
respondence work that are not found in
any other work and slie believes that
the correspondence courses should stimu
late activity, make clear what is wanted,
and get away as far as possible from
text books.
♦ Sidney B. Smith, Vern O. Snider, ♦
♦ William A. Sorsby, Ralph Spearow, ♦
♦ Cliarlea J. Spere, Seott Stalker, ♦
♦ Lyle W. Stewart, Wallace W. ♦
♦ Strane, Phillip Strowbridge, Rob- ♦
♦ ert F. Taylor, Lawrance Temple- ♦
♦ ton, Byron W. Thomas, Charles F. ♦
♦ Thompson, Flton H. Thompson, ♦
♦ Spencer R. Trowbridge. * ♦
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