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Oregon Daily Emerald
HARRY A. SMITH,
Member Pacific Intercollegiate Press Association.
4M<>ciate Editor .Lyle Bryson News Editor.Charles E. Gratke
Assistant News Editors
Tdma Rupert, Elisabeth Whitehouse
Sports Editor.Floyd Maxwell
Eugene Kelty Harold Shirley Art Rudd
Statistician.Don D. Huntress
Wilford C. Allen.
Carlton K. Logan, Rcuel S. Moore,
News Service Editor ... .Jacob Jacobson
Alexander Brown, Eunice Zimmerman
Feature Writers ..
...E. J. H., Mary Lou Burton, Frances Quisenberry
News Staff—Fred Guyon, Margaret Scott, Kay Bald, Owen Callaway, Jean
Strachau, Inez King, Lenore Cram, Wanna McKinney, Raymond I). Lawrence.
Margaret Carter, Florence Skinner, Emily Houston. Mary Truax, Howard Bailey
Ruth Austin, Madalene Logan, Mabel Gilliam, Jessie Thompson. Hugh Stark
weather, Jennie Perkins, Claire Beale, Dan Lyons, John Anderson, Mfiybeil
Associate Manager .Webster Ruble
Advertising Manager .George McIntyre
Circulation Manager.A1 Krohn
Staff Assistants: James Meek, Jason McCune, Elwyn Craven, Morgan Staton.
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THE SOLDIERS’ MEMORIAL.
Some will doubtless be disappointed'in the selection made
for the memorial to be erected on the campus of the Univer
sity in memory of the dead heroes of Oregon. But careful
thinkers will realize that the plan adopted is the most feas
able, the most adequate, and the most eloquent memorial that
Oregon could erect. The plan embodies a memorial court,
flanked by two imposing buildings, and at the entrance of the
new auditorium. So situated, the memorial could not be
more impressive, being at once the physical and spiritual
center of the University.
The soldiers’memorial project is now well under way. A
plan has been adopted, and a start has been made on the $100
000 necessary to complete the memorial. At President Camp
bell’s suggestion, the 1921 commencement will be a memorial
commencement, and plans to promote the project will be fur
thered at that time. And what could be more fitting than that
the dedication of the memorial should be inspiration of the
semi-centenary of the University of Oregon in 1925?
The first stage of the memorial project has been passed.
Students have done their part in the selection of the idea,
and are now willing and anxious to co-operate in carrying the
plan to completion. The soldiers’ memorial is one of the j
noblest enterprises ever undertaken by the University of Ore
gon. It will go “over the top” with the same spirit which
caused the heroes whom it will commemorate to give their
lives for their country.
With some thirty candidates out, and no berths cinched,
Coach Bolder is having a difficult time selecting the team
which will represent Oregon on the diamond throughout the
season. Games like that of yesterday offer the coach an op
portunity to find out how the candidates stand up under fire.
A victory now isn’t nearly as valuable as a victory later in
the season, anyway. But let’s go out to beat the Bearcats if
we can today jus.t tb6 same.
Madame Matzenauer is here tonight. Got your ticket yet?
What Is Wrong With.
American College Students?
(Continued from Fagc 1.)
abstract courses, but even literature is
applying itself to present, day life.
“I don’t find very much difference
among students," said Eric \V. Allen
dean of the school of journalism, in an
swer to the charge that college students
are indifferent. "So many Oregon stu
clouts como hereof their own accord, am
so many of them are working' their way
through school, which is not so general
ly true in the east, that there does not
seem to be any fundamental truth ti
The disadvantages of, and remedy for
the adolescent condition of the eollegi
student of the I’nited States was point
ed out by Dean Allen. American col
lego students are very young. The Eli
ropean student of 111 or 20 is mental!?
three or four years older than the col
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Orchestra Position Open. — There is
a position open in the orchestra for a
trap drummer and tympani player. Those
wishing to try for the position may see
Eutaxian Club. — Meeting Tuesday
evening. April 19, at the bungalow at
Ticket Sellers. — All students selling
tickets for the Matzenauer concert
should turn in their money and unsold
tickets at the music building not later
than noon today.
lege student of this country. The rem
ody, he stated, is through the eurricul
uni. It must embody harder courses
elimination of students who cannot keep
up with the pace, and greater emphasis
on the serious part of the work.
The reason for the unworldly atmos
phere here, according to Dean Allen, h
because the University is composed onh
of undergraduates and faculty members
In older schools there is a graduation
between these classes, for the post-grad
uate (ills the gap, and by practical re
search and intensity of purposf assists
to abolish this atmosphere. In grad
uate work the professor only directs the
student in finding out what he does not
A university should be a co-operative
society where everybody is learning all
the time, declared Dean Allen in speak
ing of the ideals toward which the Uni
versity of Oregon is working. Better
faculty, longer and more substantial
courses, consistent curriculum, weeding
out of the wasters, complete equipment,
adequate library, and proper emphasis
on music and art, all go to make up a
complete university in the sense that it
is not composed merely of teachers and
students, but a mass of people all learn
ing, where the oldest professor is still
learning by research and the youngest
student beginning to be if teacher by
helpnig to educate the whole mass. Dean
Allen deplores the high school attitude
in college 4teaching. “A ihgh school
teacher teaches what he knows all the
time, while a university professor should
devote part of his time to finding out
things nobody knows,” he said.
That the college student lives on
slang is one of the indictments of ad
verse critics. Views of Oregon profes
sors differ on this subject. Dean Dy
ment said. “In general the student’s vo
cabulary is limited, and 1 think this crit
icism is generally true.” tin the other
hand. Dean Allen stated that while slang
may be prevalent among college students
it is more generally used in the outside
Dr. Ernest Sutherland Bates, head of
the departments of rhetoric and philos
ophy, an dan authority on English, ex
presses a comprehensive opinion on
sland. “Slang is no doubt a detriment,
fo rit means a small vocabulary and it is
vague, but if slang is the distinctive and
individual characteristic of one college,
it is permissible. Hood slang is con
stantly enriching our language and we
are forced to recognize it.” Dr. Bates
also believes that slang is used just as
much among non-collegians ns in col
In answering the question of what is
the matter with the college man of to
day. Dr. Bates strikes at the foundation
of the American educational system.
Misunderstanding of what education
means and lack of interest in the*ideals
pursued, js the trouble. “The defect of
the college man is evident before he
enters college,” he said.
Lack of real national recognition of
intellectual and artistic values is the
fundamental defect in the educational
system. “Education is not formal learn
ings; a mere degree does not signify edu
[cation; the true sense of education lies in
internal values.” The ability of stu
dents to think for themselves is not de
veloped in the elementary and high
schools, and not in college as it should
be .said Dr. Bates.
Ordinary criticisms of college men and
colleges themselves are not important
If not indicative of the general scheme
of education and social conditions back
of them, they are futile and not to the
point. The charges that the college man
is indifferent, vain, egotistical, prone to
useless argument, and uses slang freely,
are, in the opinion of Dr. Bates, true,
but they are only temporary character
istics of youth, and will be found in any
young man of the corresponding age.
“Many students would be better off if
they were net here,” is the unusual
statement of Dr. Bates. “Unless they
arc fitting themselves for professional
life or the business worldd, most stu
dents will profit more from direct ex
perience with tlieir chosen profession or
trade than from college.” This state
ment, explained Dr. Bates, applies to
those students who have no desire to
master thoroughly one subject. “Bet
ter be a successful farmer than a medio
cre college student,” said Dr. Bates, al
though he recognizes the social benefits
of a college education. Speaking of the
loafers in college ho said: “Wasting
time is not getting an education—I be
lieve in universal education but a state
university cannot, carry the undue bur
den of students who arc not fitted to at-1
tend. The solution is trade schools, and
study groups of men all interested in
the same subject.”
Individual guidance of tin- sf ,
.. • . student i<
the prime aim and should be the
function of the ideal teacher hr**
T> . . uler> believes
Dr. Bates. Any attack on the ,<
. , StU^PTife
is an attack on the teachers, m '
remedy is the removal of the rostral t'
now placed on the teachers so that n
may better carry out their duties '
"That college students are L ,,
whole, indifferent to the world • ^
them is an exploded theory."
both Fox, dean of women. "Iv ]t 1Za'
true, in a measure, of the student t
western institutions. The tM-it(T' ,
thus criticises college students js °
doubt one of those men who does
realize the existence of anything\v"!
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