Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, May 21, 1921, Theta Sigma Phi Edition, Image 1

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Sigma Phi
NO. 137.
Local Chapter Started Here
Two Years Ago, Aiming
For This National.
fifth on coast to be
taken by organization
Members Prominent In Stu
dent Activities; Five Times
Leaders In Grades.
Sigma Delta Phi, local girls’ sorority i
on the campus, has been granted a chap
ter of Alpha Chi Omega, and will be in
stalled as Alpha Theta chapter of the
national organization some time in June.
Word of the granting of the petition was
received this week.
Sigma Delta Phi was formed on .Janu
ary 14, 1919, and at that time it was the
first sorority to be organized On the
campus for four years. The girls con
ferred with Dean John Straub and Miss
Louise Ehrmann, acting dean of women,
on the advisability of forming the new
group, and received their enthusiastic
support. Alpha Chi Omega was the aim
set by the girls at the time of the formal
announcement of the new group, on April
16, 1919.
Five Chapters On Coast.
There are five chapters of Alpha Chi
'Omega on the coast, at Berkeley. Cali
fornia; two at Ijos Angeles. California;
Corvallis, Oregon; Pullman. Washington.
National officers of the group include
Mrs. S. D. Graff, president; Miss Myra
H. Jones, alumnae vice-president; Mrs.
R. E. Bennett, extension vice-president;
Mrs. Tom Jones Parry, Pacific province
Mrs. George MeMoi-rau and Air*. M.
Jl. Douglass; of Eugene, are patronesses
of the local organization.
During their two years as a distinct
organization on the campus the girls of
Sigma Delta Phi have been prominent in
University activities and have worked for
the attainment of a* “Greater Oregon.”
For five terms they have headed the
scholarship list on the campus. In de
bate, music, and other University affairs
they have taken prominent parts. They
are situated at 727 East Thirteenth
Active girls of Sigma Delta Phi who
will be installed in June are; Mary
Moore. Eugene; T.eola Green. Baker;
Alice Hamm, Eugene; Mary Turner. Eu
gene; Germany Klemm. Eugene; Bess
Shell, Wallowa: Dorothea Boynten, Eu
gene; Charlotte Clark. Filer. Idaho;
Wanna McKinney, San Pedro, California:
Beatrice Hensley, North Bend; Eunice
Eggleson, Enterprise; Annabel Denn.
Roseburg; Ruth Sanborn, Eugene; Ed.vth
Wilson, Astoria; Frances Moore, Aber
deen. Washington; Florence Jagger. Ore
gon City; Margaret Jackson. Baker; Hil
da Hensley, North Bend: Alice Curtis.
Marshfield; Georgine Crockett. Eugene;
Henrietta Hansen. Astoria; Gwladys
Keeney. Portland; Truth Terry, Port
land: Marie Courtney. Baker; Mildred
LeCompte, Portland; Nita Howard, Eu
Full Houses Greet Both Performances
of “Nothing But the
Clever repartee, action and tense sit
uations make the three-act comedy,
“Nothing But the Truth,” staged by the 1
senior class, the best production which
has been put on this year.
•Tokn Houston, as Bob Bennett, the
man who bet ten thousand dollars that
he could tell the truth for 24 hours,
brought down the house time after time
with his keen acting. The leading wo
man. Gwen Ralston, excellently played
by Marion Taylor, nearly succeeds in
wrecking Bob’s determination to stick to
the truth and nothing but the truth.
Everett Pixley, Neil Morfitt and Lyle
Bartholomew, partners on the bet. spend
most of their time trying to catch Bob
in the act of telling a falsehood, with no
success. Marian Gilstrap. who plays the
Part of a hardened young person from
the “Follies,” is a splendid character
“Nothing But the Truth” played to
two crowded houses, and it is planned to
stage it in other towns.
^ sigma phi elects.
Ruth Austin
Lenore Cram
Helen Dougherty
Inez King
Margaret Scott
Jean Strachau
Jessie Thompson
Elisabeth W,hitehouse.
Campus Piggers
Urged to Greater
iforts by Lemmy
le 1'ggers’ Number of the Lemon
Punch, which is the last issue for the
year, was appropriately distributed at the
senior play last night. The cover of this
number is gay in black and yellow, and
shows the requisite number for company,
sitting side by side under a spreading
tree and gazing earnestly at something
they see out in space. Beside them is
a heap of doughnuts, or daisies, or some
thing of the sort, so probabjy they’re
having a picnic. Eugene Short drew the
cover design.
There are more illustrations than us
ual in this number, most of them depict
ing the various stages in the life of the
pigger. Freshmen may take warning by
the many small bits of deep, dark advice
to piggers which may to the casual reader
seem to be mere jokes.
Lem my will come out oftener next
year, says its business manager, Harris
Ellsworth, and the editorial staff has
plans which will make Oregon’s humor
ous publication better and bigger than
ever. “More talent will be needed, both
in the literary and art. departments,”
declares Lc-mmy in an editorial. “It is
going to mean a groat deal to make the
Punch staff next year. Those who have
worked conscientiously and consistently
will be rewarded. There is a need ev
erywhere for such people.”
mill TEAMS'
Final Contest Scheduled For
Saturday Morning.
California and Stanford racquet-wield-1
ers proved too strong for their northern
competitors in the Pacific coast tourna
ment which began here yesterday, and
the two southern institutions will fight
it out on the University of Oregon courts
this morning for the Pacific coast cham
pionship. P>ates and Levy, of California,
and Davies, of Stanford, remain unbeaten
in the singles, while both Stanford and
California doubles teams are unbeaten.
California had a smooth-working
doubles combination in Levy and Bates
both of whom are ranked high among
the tennis players of the whole west, Ore
gon’s team, Westerman and Smith, fell
before the Berkeley pair iu straight sets.
6-4, 6-0. Washington, with Taylor and
Allen, gave California stiffer competition
and both sets went to 12 games.
Stanford eliminated Washington in the
doubles, when Neer and Davies defeated
Waller and Langlie, 6-1. 6-3.
Oregon Agricultural College turned in
a victory over the Washington State Col
lege doubles pair. The Corvallis men
Maberly and Joy. were played to three
sets by Webber and Heald. of Pullman
the final score standing 6-3. 3-6. 6-3.
The Aggies put up a fairly stiff contest
against the clever Stanford men in their
doubles match, but Neer and Davies took
straight sets. 6-2, 6-4, though Maberly
and Joy looked good at times and played
a steady game.
Iu the singles California was invinc
ible. with Levy and Bates. Levy elim
inated Joy. of O. A. C., 6-1. 6-1. Dates
in turn, overcame Taylor, of Washington
6-0. 6-3. This, incidentally, was Bates’
consistent record for the day. as he took
love sets from Neer and from Smith, of
Smith and Westerman. of Oregon, made
a fine showing in the singles until they
were crushed under the southern jugger
nauts. Westerman defeated Webber, of
Wahington State, and Smith beat Web
ber’s team mate, Heald.
This leaves Stanford and California in
the finals scheduled for this morning at
10 o’clock. The winner of the match
between Levy (California) and Davies
(Stanford) will play Bates (California),
for the singles championship. Levy and
Bates will meet Neer and Davies to de
cide the doubles.
Roy Bryson, of Eugene, Chosen
President of Press
Constitution Adopted Stands
For Better Prep School
Forty-two delegates from all parts of
the state were present at the first an
nual convention of the Oregon High
School Press Association held on the
University campus yesterday morning.
As a result of this first meeting a per
manent organization was effected, offi
cers for the coining year elected and
definite plans laid for the continuance
of the conventions.
Hoy Bryson, of Eugene, was elected
president of the association for the bal
ance of the present school year. Myrtle
Carlson, of The Dalles, vice-president
lor the same period, and Dorothy King,
of Corvallis, secretary-treasurer. Bry
son also acted as temporary chairman
for the preliminary session.
Officers elected to serve nest year
are Alfred Montgomery, of Salem, presi
dent; Irva Dale, Pendleton, vice-presi
dent, and Helen Lister, Grants Pass,
secretary-treasurer. These officers will
taite charge at the end of the current
s-hool year. Temporary officers for the
meeting were: President, Roy Bryson,
Eugene; vice-president, Phil Baird, Cor
vallis, and secretary-treasurer, Myrtle
Carlson. The Dalles.
President Welcomes Guests.
The address of welcome was given by
President P. L. Campbell. He expressed
the pleasure of the University in being
able to have as its guests the editors" of
the high school papers and brought out
the point that they held in their power
to a large extent the molding of the
public opinion in the schools which they
represented. A democracy is essentially
a government of public opinion, he said,
aud as the newspapers of the nation are
its greatest molders of public opinion, it
is highly necessary that they be manned
by men and women, well-trained, and
with a world outlook. To perform this
service was the reason for the existence
for the school of journalism, said the
Dean Allen Speaks.
Dunn Etie XV. Allen, of the school of
journalism, fit<- expressed his pleasure
on seeing so many present at the first
convention. “The attendance at this
time leads mo to believe that we will be
able to do in one year, what we first
thought v nubl take two.” he said. In
speaking of the high school papers which
he had studied he said that every one
showed signs o" enthusiasm and real na
tive ability, but that the difficulties under
which they worked were also apparent.
Slips entitling the holder to a compli
mentary copy of the Lemon Punch were
distributed to the delegates by Harris
Ellsworth, manager of the publication, at
the close of the meeting. The delegates
were also presented with complimentary
passes to the track meet Saturday after
List of Delegates Given.
The delegates who registered yesterday
morning were: Junction City high school,
Anetta Hansen, Palmer Ayers, E. L.
Murphy: University high school, Mar
garet Swan, Ruth Hillman, Ruth Miller,
Wilbur Hayden; Linooln fiigh school.
Portland, Rupert Bullivant; Astoria high
school, Curtis Dyer; Corvallis high
school. Phil Baird. Dorothy King, Gil
bert Miner, Tessie Durgin; West Linn
high school. Fred Hegdole. Dennis Kid
by; Washington high school. Portland,
Rodney Keating: McMinnville high school.
Jack Burleson; Albany high school, Gor
don MacDonald; Eugene high school. Roy
Bryson, Blondel Carlson, Floyd Milne.
Gwendolyn Lnmpsbire; Stayton high
school, AVava Brown; The Dalles high
school. Myrtle Carlson; Salem high
school, Ralph Emmons, Aubrey G.ra
wick; Benson Polytechnic, Portland. Hu
bert Ersy. Millard Johnson; Cottage
Grove high school. Wilbur Spray. Thomas
Matthews. Alarian Lowry, Ruth Bede:
Grants Pass high school. Helen Lister,
Lula Garrett, Remoh Tryer, Corlyss
Courtney; Pendleton high school. David
Swanson, Lens Terjison; Jefferson high
school, Portland. A'irginia Broughton;
Oregon City high school. Ethel Gillette,
Gordon Hannaford.
Seniors Persuade, Frosh Hump
Themselves, Fountain Splashes,
Green Caps Disappear Friday
Big seniors, little seniors, loan sen
iors, fat seniors, dirty seniors, clean sen
iors; all armed with wide and active
puddles, great knobby willow clubs, and
other husky persuaders, were official
overseers of Campus Day activities.
Trash on the grounds disappeared in the
twinkling of an eye, and mountains of
earth around the new buildings were in
duced to take themselves up and walk
Spoil fie! Gugle! Spouff! Only the
annual quota of senior fountain victims
receiving their deward for work well
done, or not done at all. at the hands
of the army of senior cops, at 11 o’clock,
when there was nothing left to do but
put the finishing touches to the great
forenoon’s work.
The fountain played merrily around
the shoulders of the willing babes who
had been waiting for a year to plunge
into its depths. A line of grimy frosh
wallowed in the water, and an equally
grimy line filed out on the other side.
One time when water cleanseth not is
when the foreign matter is yollow paint,
There was no scarcity of that ingredient
of Oregon spirit on the persons of the
frosh. and even some of the sophomores
who had been in the vicinity of the town
fountain, near the depot, when the fresh
man football warriors returned from their
little jaunt up Skinner’s Butte to apply
gallons of lemon-yellow to the *0.”
The “O” never looked fresher than it
did after the ministrations of the year
lings under the loving guidance of the
varsity letter men.
Frosh letters received for the noble
piece of work will be cherished; yea,
held as rubies beyond price. They are
large letters, and very conspicuous from
the rear of the honored lads. The faces
of the frosh will eventually resume their
normal pink and white loveliness, but
for several days, or a week, liiajbe, they
may look like Indians decked for battle.
At 1U o’clock, a mighty blare of jazz
from Within caused the doors of Hay
ward hall to rattle and burst open to
admit the seething multitude of hungry
merry makers. A husky odor of pickles
am! coffee, coupled with more jazz, pep
ped up the appetites of all, until by 1
o'clock there .was little left that wnt
eatable. Heaps of sandwiches, gallons
of potato salad, and barrels of beans dis
appeared in double-quick time, and every
body meed off to the mill face to see
the tug-of-war.
Heave! He-eave! He-ave! It was
the pica of the frosh to their beefy rep
resentatives holding the rope on the
south side of the race. And heave!
he-ave! heave! implored the sophs of their
laboring team.
The roj e dipped up and down the least,
least little bit, but to the one side or
the other?—No! Neither side would give
an inch In spite of extravagant encour
agement to both sides, the minqtes crept
by, time was called, and the hungry race
unap,penned. Both sides won. Then, the
frosh, like a drove of trained frogs,
jumped into the green water, tumbling,
■ and scrambling over each other, and
swarmed out dripping and happy on the
sophomore side.
One more ceremony for the frosh to
participate in! No more will green lids
he seen on the campus this year. They
have smouldered and lost their identity,
they arc ashes and arc cast to the four
winds. Pome of them went to the flames
nnnointed with the fondest, osculations of
their wearers. Now, how are we to
know fiosh from ordinary folk? Well,
it doesn’t matter, they are full-fledged
Oregon students now.
The end of campus day is the end of a
perfect day.
As it was in the
Is now
Ought to be:
"About nine years ago, when I came
here,” says Dean Allen, of the school of
journalism, “I had to write about half
of the Women’s Emerald. Junior Week
end was a strenuous time for me. I
worked all day and all night helping the
girls get out the paper.”
But things changed, so he avers. Came
a time when the women journalists eamt
to him and with a rather hesitating, but
hopeful air, and asked, “Do you think we
can do it?” All they needed was a little,
bolstering up, w’biek he promptly and
efficiently gave.
“Nowadays,” the dean leans back with
a smile, “they go ahead and do all their
own organizing, and the first 1 know of
it is when they come to interview me for
Familiar Campus Traditions Included In
Scenario of Events.
In spite of the- interference of the
weather, 000 feet of motion picture film
was taken of the Junior Week-end activ
ities yesterday. The scenario included
many of the familiar traditions of Junior
David Husted, a freshman, submitted
to a ducking, followed by the customary
treatment to a paddling administered by
the senior police, who were filmed in
all their official regalia. The hero—or
victim—registered pain, submission, and
represented faithfully the attitude taken
on such occasions. George Pasto, direr- |
tor of the pictures, was also submerged
in the senior fountain, and this pre
vented him from taking the first, part of
the tug-of-war. The cast of the senior
play. “Nothing But the Truth,” were
caught by the wall between Susan Camp
bell and Hendricks Halls. *
The film is being taken under the di
rection of the extension department,
with Alfred Powers in charge.
Gwladys Bowen, a special student in
1910, is on the campus this week-end,
making her headquarters at the Alpha
Phi house. Miss Bowen was founder
and first # president of Pot and Quill.
Since she left the Pniversity she lias
been working in the Extension Office in
Portland as secretary to Dr. Rebec.
‘‘I am looking for the man thnt, stayed
all night in Hendricks hall,’’was the calm
announcement of a University frosli at
mi early hour yesterdny. “Oh mercy
me, he did not,” gasped a surprised res
ident. “Well, I guess so, and I ain after
him,” was the determined reply.
All the excitement was aroused by the
arrival of three deleaves to the High
School Ureas Association convention*-who
arrived from Oregon City at 6 o’clock
Friday morning. Owing to the failure
of a certain “Big Ben,” they were not
met by University representatives and
were forced to find their way to the
campus alone. The two girls in the
party were rescued from the rain and
put to bed in Husnu Campbell hall. The
poor lone man was not so fortunate,
however, as he was parked on a conven
ient daver.port for nearly two hours,
with no apparent relief in sight.
After much telephoning, a University
man was secured to come to his rescue
but as is the way with University frosh
(and others) he came to the wrong house
and it was then that the girls of Hen
dricks got the shock because they were i
entirely ignorant of the arrival of the
Of course it was all straightened out
after a while, though, and now the
guests are enjoying themselves in the
real Oregon style.
“My, but Oregon hospitality is great
when it gets started." was the Verdict
of one of the delegates.
Students Dance When Rain Spoils Base
ball Diamond.
When it rained, the oimals went into
(he ark and vegetated, and the University
students went into the men’s gym and
(lanced. The weather made good its
threat* and the baseball diamond was
damp, to say the least, but time didn’t
hang heavy on anybody’s hands yester
day afternoon for want of something
to do.
Tiie band furnished the jazz and the
floor was filled with dancers, proving
that tesoureefulness and enterprise ean
produce entertainment, even if the
scheduled baseball game ean’t come off.
Because of a wet field and threatening
showers, the O. A. (’.-Oregon baseball
game, which was scheduled for yesterday
afternoon, was postponed until fl o’clock
this morning when a double-header game
will be staged on Cemetery Itidge.
Teams Arrived Friday For
Big Event of the Year
For Oregon.
Final Announcement Made As
to Entries; New Scheme
In Relay Planned.
Teams from Seattle, Pullman and Cor
val'is have arrived. The final choice for
men on the teams has been made. The
new $10,000 track on Hayward field is
m th<> best possible shape, nud the Uni
verity or Oregon students and their
I lvdrcds of guests are ready to see ;!»»
Pacific Coast Conference track meet this
The meet will start at 2:15 after the
teams hnve marched from the gymnasium
to the field to the strains of “Mighty
Oregon,” and hnve been welcomed by
Colin V. Ilyinent, in the name of the
Following a conference of coaches yes
terday afternoon, it was decided to run
the f'rst. lap of the relay in lanes, which
is n distinctly new feature in track
procedure. Bill Hayward, Oregon coach,
who by the way is one of the best known
track experts in the country, is enthu
siastic over the plan and says it is an
idea which should have been tried long
Practically all the seats for the meet
have been sold and the weather man’s
prophecy of a clear day, combined with
a lively interest in the affair, assures
that Eugene is going to have one of the
most interesting Pacific coast meets over
The final entries were determined lata
yesterday afternoon by the conches, who
nTso got together and drew for places on
the traek for their men. In the follow
ing list, which gives the entries, the num
ber in parenthesis following the name, in
dicates the position of the man on the
traek; number one indicates that the man
will run next to the inside rail, number
two and three in the middle of the track
(Continued on Page 2.)
Story of Mere Man’s Pliqht In Early
Days Told to Eutaxlans.
In one of the early classes to he grad
uated from the University there were ait
women and one man, and when a class
emblem was to be chosen, the great—in
fact, the preponderant—majority, voted
to have the emblem ear-rings. The man
was out of luck—but the alumnae who
told the story at a meeting of Eutaxian
last Tuesday night, didn’t mention what
he did about it.
Two of the charter members of Eutax
ian, the University’s first woman’s or
ganization, which was founded in 1878
Miss Anne Whitaker and Mrs. Nellie
Moore, told the present members of Eu
taxian at a meeting last Tuesday about
the days when the club was first found
ed, and had a room in Deady ball, the
only building on the campus, for its
meeting place.
Debating was the chief interest of
Eutaxian at the time, but another of the
activities—Miss Whitaker informed the
members seriously—was war-dancing,
'which took the place of the modern acs
thetic dances. This activity was not
inaugurated from the natives, however;
Mrs. Moore hastened to explain that
“war dancing” was nothing more start
ling than calisthenics.
Friars.—Wayne Akers, Lyle Bartliolo
mew. Karl Leslie. Norton Winuard.
Scroll and Script.—AJiee Evans, Isa
belle Kidd, Emily Perry, Marian Taylor,
LeLaine West.
Zeta Kappa I’si.—Glen. Frank, Eliza
beth Hadley, Vera Houston. Gladys Johu
son, Elizabeth Melis, Elizabeth Steph
enson, Emily Veazie, Adelaide White,
By defeating the Eugene and Corvallis
high school teams, Salem won permanent
possession of the silver cup in the final
debate of the series yesterday afternoon.
The subject was, “Resolved: That the
United States Government Should Own
and Operate the Railroads.” Members
of the faculty of the University of Ore
gon acted as judges. Corvallis high
l school won second place in the contest.