Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 11, 1922, Image 1

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    Oregon Daily Emerald
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VOLUME XXIII.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 1922
NUMBER 55
R.O.T.C. RAPPED
AS USELESS
E. J. H. Unable to See Anything to
Recommend. Military Instruction
in University; Says Preparation
Breeds'Wat.
PANTS TOO BIG
Humbling of Pride by Making Mem
bers of Corps Ridiculous Declared
One of By-Products; Time Waste
Charged.
By E. J. H.
The simplest way of humbling a
man’s pride is to make him appear
ridiculous. That, evidently, is the prin
ciple upon which the R. O. T. C. is
based. Consider Johnny Jones’ regalia.
One pair of two tone shoes, about the
size of small gravel scows.
One pair cf leggings, made of 1he
choicest of gunnysack fabric, wrapped
in a manner best calculated to bunco
gracefully at the calves, and with t,he
bottoms neatly tucked in the shoe tops.
One pair of pants, size—well, it
doesn’t make any difference about the
size; its the only size there is appar
ently, for every one looks the same.
They make wonderful foraging pants
with the mail pouch effect at the knees,
capable of holding such diverse things
as watermelons, potatoes, and head
lettuce.
One blouse which flares out in the
rear after the fashion of our dear old
liberty bell.
One cap, two sizes too small or too
large, arranged so as to rest on the ears
or on the scalp lock.
Noble looking soldier, isn’t he?
And this, not in the hustling, piping
war days of 1917, but in 1922, While
the disarmament conference urges phys
ical and mental disarming upon the
world—taught, of all things, in a lib
eral arts University which bases its
existence on truth, justice and human
ity. It is to laugh when we hear brave
idealists speak from the platform in
Villard on the great duty that rests
on our youthful shoulders to make this
globe one vast Edison record of “Peace
on Earth, etc.” For we have just hur
ried off the drill field to hear this
philosopher, and the contrast is—a con
trast, don’t you know.
* * •
Every once in a while a high mili
tary officer comes through the States
somberly warning us that there’ll be
another war in five years time. Point
ing a finger toward the Western hori
zon, or the Eastern horizon he whis
pers tragically: “Sh! I don’t dare name
the country—but follow my finger.”
Bushwah, and more bushwah* That’s
the psychology their profession feeds
on. The professional soldier eternally
surveys the terrain of the adjoining
nation with suspicion. He’s paid for
being suspicious, and in turn tries to
impart that suspicion to us.
“No one hates war more than I,” he
sobs. “Yet prepare—prepare.” That’s
the song he’s been singing for ages.
And finally he gets bumped off on the
field of a war of his partial making,
and a younger generation of soldiers
and jingoes carry the message on.
Our little standing army (or reclining
army—as it seems it is, from observa
tion of the drill grounds and barracks
during drill hour) is about as valuable
as a pewter beer mug in a church. The
University is apparently oblivious of
the spectacle of inconsistency it pre
sents in allowing it to remain at the
side of its regular curriculum.
• • •
Another war in five years? Wise
men tell us that will wipe us out of
existence. Do sane people calmly pre
pare their own death? And—this has
some importance also—while grades are
being tightened up, and activities are
being curtailed, it might be well for the
authorities to consider the usless ap
panage that takes four hours a week
to teach the gospel of silliness.
EDITORS FROM ALL
PARTS OF STATE TO
ATTEND CONFERENCE
Largest Gathering Yet Held on
Campus by Newspapermen
Predicted
SESSIONS BEGIN FRIDAY
Journalism Students to Meet
Visitors at Banquet in
Osburn Hotel
On next Friday and Saturday, Janu
ary 13 and 14, the University campus
is to be the scene of what is predicted
will be the largest convention of the
editors of the state ever held. From
all sections of Oregon, editors, news
paper staff members, and representa
tives frotn syndicates and press as
sociations are scheduled to come here
for the annual State Editorial conven
tion.
Campus officials, as well as jour
nalism students, are making final prep
arations for the reception and enter
tainment of the newspapermen, their,
families, and other persons who are
expected to take advantage of the
gathering of the editors. The Oregon
Knights have been put in charge of
conducting the guests to and from the
trains and of showing them about the
campus between sessions. Wives, fam
ilies, and other guests will be enter
tained and cared for by Miss Elizabeth
Fox, dean of women, Mrs. P. L. Camp
bell, and Mrs. Eric W. Allen.
News Agencies to Meet
The sessions of the editors will begin
with the meeting of the Associated
Press in the men’s room on the north
side of the Woman’s building at 10
o’clock Friday morning. At the same
time, members of the United Press will
gather in the woman’s reception room
on the south side of the same building.
At noon Friday, Oregon Knights and
journalism students will have opportun
ity to entertain the visitors at lunch
eon in the various houses. Luncheons
for several of the special committees
will be held at the Anchorage includ
ing the executive committee of the
editorial association, and cAnmittees
of the Oregon Publishers ’ association
and the United Press association. The
main conference is scheduled for 1:30
o ’clock Friday afternoon in the league
room of the Woman’s building. This
meeting is expected to adjourn by 5
p. m. so that tht visitors may have time
to see the campus.
President to be Toastmaster
In the evening at 6:30 o’clock the
Osbum hotel will be the scene of an
informal banquet to which students
have been invited to afford an oppor
tunity for them to meet the out-of-town
visitors. President P. L. Campbell will
act as toastmaster.
Promptly at 9 o’clock on Saturday
morning a meeting of the conference
combined with a special meeting of
(Oomtinned on page four)
Elmer Clark Leads Freshmen
Journalists in Aptitude Test
In the annual test for journalistic
aptitude given the freshman class in
newswriting last Friday, Elmer B.
Clark, of Portland, a freshman major
ing in journalism, took first place. Clark
took first in four of the nine tests, and
stood high in the others. Gertrude
Houk, of Portland, aleo a freshman
journalism major, who stood first in
two tests and tied for first in another,
won second place, and Herbert Powell,
of Monmouth, took third, tying for
first in both the first and second tests.
This test, which has been given tq
each freshman newswriting class for
the last three years, consists of nine
questions: news judgment, reporting
facility, verbal meaning, vocabulary,
■spelling, synonyms and antonyms, vis
ual memory, general information, and
grammar. In these tests, Clark stood
first in vocabulary, synonyms and anto
nyms, general information, and gram
mar. Gertrude Houk was first in ver
bal memory and tied for first in spel
ling, and Mildred Hall took first place
in visual memory.
Other students who made good show
irgs were Kathrine Kressmann, who
stood fourth, Jessie Olds fifth, Mil
dred Hall sixth, and Margaret Skav
lan seventh.
The results of the test, according
to Prof. George Turnbull, instructor of
tho class which took the examination,
compare closely with few exceptions,
with the grade of work the students
have been doing during the term.
While a few were strong in the vo
cabulary test, the majority showed a
noticeable weakness there- The visual
memory of the class appeared to be
much better than the verbal. The
question on general information demon
strated a wide range of preparation.
Elmer Clark answered correctly 44 of
the 60 questions asked, which is re
garded as unusually good, while one
student answered but 2. Two other
students answered fewer than five cor
rectly. •
These tests, which were compiled by
Prof. Max Freyd, formerlj^of the Uni
versity of Washington, now of the Car
negie Institute, are given to a large
number of students every year, in
schools of journalism throughout the
country.
WOMAN’S LEAGUE TO MEET
A special feature of the Woman’s
League mass meeting to be held Thurs
day afternoon at four o’clock in Guild
hall will be a fantasy “A Japanese
Tea Garden” in which nine University
women will take part. A discussion
as to the continuance of the regular
League teas given every Tuesday after
noon will take place.
ENGAGEMENT IS ANNOUNCED
The engagement of Florence John
son. '24, and Alf B. Borquist was an
nounced at dinner at the Alpha Phi
house last Sunday. Miss Johnson is a
member of Alpha Phi and of Kwama.
Mr. Borquist is an x-ray specialist in
Portland. The date for the wedding
has not been set.
JOURNALISM LOTTERY
DECLARED SQUARE MIX
List Posted in Shack Doings of God
Of Chance; Joy, Jollity, and
Jazz Feature Jamboree
The results of the lottery for the
journalism mix. to he held next Saturday
evening, are now posted on the bulletin
| board in the “shack.” Some of the re
! suits are rather surprising, in view of
the fact that it is declared to be an
i absolutely square mix. Only the sweetest
and most trusting natures can believe
| that the god of chance was not aided
i somewhat.
There are a number of students iu
vited, besides the majors in the depart
ment. All men and women who have
the slightest interest in, or affiliation
with, the School of Journalism are ex
pected to look up the lottery list. TJie
list is not alphabetical; so look long and
hard. Men should call their partners
early, as there are other affairs scheduled
for Saturday night and adjustments will
have to be made. The girl whose “lottery
man' ’ hasn't called within a reasonable
time should report to the committee and
have him traced. Some misfortune might
have befallen him. This is being given
for the especial benefit of the under
classmen and women, and if anyone has
accidentally been left off the list he or
; she is urgently requested to report it
so the matter may be properly taken care
of.
A journalism jamboree is an event to
be remerbered in the annals of the
school. There is always joy, jollity,
and jazz. Dignified seniors forget their
dignity and timid freshman forget their
timidity. All wise journalists will can
cel other dates and attend this event
which comes but once a year.
JOURNALISTS TO BANQUET
SIGMA DELTA CHI TO HAVE
CHARGE OF AFFAIR
Delegates and Journalism Students
Meet Friday Night at Oshum;
Tickets Now on Sale
An attempt is being made to have at
least the upperclassmen in the school
of journalism at the editors’ banquet ac
cording to Kenneth Youel, who is handl
ing the sale of tickets for the affair.
A representative from each house has
been appointed to sell tickets and to see
that all journalism majors in their or
ganizations attend if possible.
According to Youel this opportunity
to come in personal contact with prom
inent newspaper men and editors of the
state is one that should not be neglected
by anyone who is planning on newspaper
work as a life work.
It is also stated that those who come
there with an appetite will not go home
hungry as the elaborate affair which
is being worked up by the Sigma Delta
Chi, honorary journalism fraternity, will
include an appealing list of viands.
Those who have been appointed to
sell tickets should Becure them as soon
as possible from either Kenneth Youel or
Professor George Turnbull of the School
of Journalism.
The students who have been appointed
to sell tickets in their respective organi
zations are: Alpha Delta Pi, Rosalia
Keber; Alpha Phi, Jessie Thompson;
Alpha Chi Omega, Wanna McKinney;
Chi Omega, Marion Lay; Delta Gamma,
Margaret Powers; Delta Zeta, Eunice
Zimmerman; Hendricks Hall, Margaret
Scott; Kappa Alpha Theta, Mae Bal
lack. Kappa Kappa Gamma, Ruth
Austin; Zeta Rho Epsilon, Doris Sikes;
Alpha Tau Omega, Allen Carncrose;
Beta Phi, Gene Kelty; Chi Psi, Ep,
Hoyt; Delta Tau Delta, ‘ ‘ Curley ’ ’
Lawrence; Friendly Hall, Phil Brogan;
Kappa Sigma Harris Ellsworth; Kappa
Theta Chi, Ken Youel; Phi Delta Theta,
Lyle Janz; Phi Gamma Delta, Leith Ab
bott; Phi Sigma Pi, Pete Allen; Sigma
Chi, Floyd Maxwell.
The list is as yet incomplete and
representatives for the organizations not
listed will be appointed today.
SCULPTURE CLUB ELECTS
President P. L. Campbell, and Dean
Lawrence, Honorary Members
At a meeting of the Sculpture club
yesterday afternoon President P. L.
Campbell and Mr. Ellis P. Lawrence,
dean of the school of architecture and
allied arts, were elected honorary mem
bers of the club. Students who were
elected to membership were Pauline
Chase and Louise Vonder Ahe. Several
committeees were appointed to take
charge of the work for the next Jury
day in the department and to plan all
social affairs for the year.
Florence Hartman is chairman of the
Jury day committee and Mrs. Hodges
is in charge of the social committee.
Eunice Zimmerman, president of the
club, presided over the meeting.
PROFESSOR FINISHES OPERA
Professor Minna Harding of the pub
lic speaking department of Willamette,
University iB finishing an opera which
will be ready for the press within a
month. Her previous work “Yankee
Sun ’ ’ has had wide use in musieal clubs.
SCHOOL OF MUSIC
OFFERS SOMMER'S
Opportunity is Qffered for
Recreation and Study
in Old World
PASSION PLAY FEATURE
Grand Opera, Organ, Choir to
be Heard; Trip to Take
Seventy-nine Days
The University of Oregon school of
music is offering remarkable oppor
tunity for students and others who are
interested in an inspirational recrea
tion for the coming summer, in the na
ture of a seventy-nine-day tour of
Europe. For the first time in the his
tory of the University such a project
is being undertaken and it undoubtedly
marks a milestone in the educational
program of the University.
In planning for the summer, three
things are taken into consideration,
the first, to visit as many European
countries as time and comfort per
mit, including places^ of special at
tractions as the Passion Play at Ober
ammergau, Grand Opera in Paris, Mu
nich and other continental cities, organ
and choir music in England and else
where; ad lastly inspirational recrea
tion.
Landsbury to Have Charge
The party will be under the personal
direction of Dr. John J. Landsbury,
i dean of the University School of Mu
sic, and Mrs. Anna Landsbury Bock
will accompany the party and act as
adviser for the women. Leonard J.
Gordon, secretary of the school of mu
sic, will act as the business manager.
It is planned to make the trip as
instructive as possible, as well as pro
vided a most interesting and profitable
vacation. At convenient times during
the course of the tour, Dr. Landsbury
will lecture upon the various musical
productions enjoyed. It is understood
that those who are not taking the
course for University credit will not
be required to attend these lectures
unless they wish.
The party will sail from Montreal
July 1 and return September 17.
The expense for the 79 day tour will
be $1075, the price being reckoned
from the port of departure in America
to the re-entry port. This amount will
include such expenses as transporta
tion, hotels and tips, all sight seeing
trips arranged under the direction of
the conductor of the tour who will
attend to all handling of baggage,
tickets to the operas and the Passion
Play.
Oberammergau to be Visited
Just as many musical entertainments
as possible will be included and special
point will be made of the opportunity
to witness the Passion Play at Ober
ammergau, which has not been given
for 12 years and will not be given
again for ten years. This summer will
perhaps be the best time to visit Eu
rope since the war.
The following is a part of the itin
erary planned: Sail from Montreal on
the Steamship Antonia, of the Cunard
line, arriving in Paris on July 9. Mo
tor trips from Paris to Rheims, Cha
teau Thierry and other interesting
points will be taken. A motor trip
over the Simplon Pass, a visit to Genoa,
via Coma and Milan, and five days’
stay in Rome have been planned. Aug
ust first the party expects to arrive in
Naples.
Many Cities to be Visited
Visits have also been planned to
Florence, Venice, Milan, Interlaken,
Lucerne, Munich and Obermmergau
where the party will attend the Pas
Bion play on August 20. Upon return
ing to Munich they will hear two
operas.
A trip up the Rhine by steamer, and
a visit to Brussels and vicinity will be
the next feature. On August 29 the
party will arrive in London, and from
here they will motor to such famous
places in history as Stratford-on-Avon.
They sail for homo from Glasgow on
September 17.
Any additional information in regard
to the trip may be secured from Dean
Landsbury at the University School of
Music.
MILNE SPRAINS ANKLE
Professor W. E. Milne of the Mathe
matics department of the University
sustained a sprained ankle Monday
afternoon, while playing hand-ball in
the out-door court of the men’s gym
nasium. Although forced to resort to
the use of crutches temporarily, Pro
fessor Milne said that the ankle would
, probably be healed in two or three days.
He is attending all of his classes.
HONOR SYSTEM PRAISED
BY WHITMAN PRESIDENT
Flan Like That of Law School Here
Working Well, Says Head of
Student Body
‘•The honor system has proved very
effective at Whitman, and ns such has
become a part of the school,” said Nat
Penrose, president of the associated
student body of Whitman, who was
here with the Whitman basketball team
yesterday. The system was installed
in 1914, said Penrose, and is a strictly
student affair, similar to that con
ducted in the law school at this insti
tution. A committee composed of class
presidents, and an additional repre
sentative from each of the three upper
classes handles all cases of cheating
reported.
The chief difficulty experienced
with the system, according to Penrose,
is to get the students to report viola
tions of the pledge taken after each
examination which reads as follows:
“I pledge on my honor neither to give
nor receive aid during this examina
tion.”
Standards of scholarship were raised
considerably this year, Penrose statod,
and as a result, the work of the stu
dents is of a much higher class than
formerly.
Nat Penrose, who in addition to be
ing president of the Whitman student
body and guard on the basketball
team, is the son of S- B. L. Penrose,
president of the college. The Whit
man squad left last n4g)it for Salom,
where they will play 2 games with the
Willamette five.
BEAN TO GIVE ADDRESS
STATE REPRESENTATIVES WILL
SPEAK AT ASSEMBLY
“The Workings of the Legislature,”
Including State Finance, to
Be Discussed Tomorrow
Louis E. Bean, veteran state poli
tician, who has served in tho interests
of the state of Orogon for a number of
years and has rocently acted as speaker
of tho House of Representatives, will
deliver the assembly address, Thursday
morning in Villard hall.
“The Workings of tho Legislature”
has been announced as Mr. Bean’s sub
ject. It is expected that ho will touch
upon state finance, a matter in which
he has taken an influential part in tho
past. Ho has served both as sonator
and representative from Lane county.
“Representative Bean is a speaker
of merit,” said Karl Onthank, secre
tary to tho president. “His public
work in stato politics has attracted
much attention in tho political world.”
Representative Bean was most influen
tial in securing federal aid for the
building of good roads in Oregon, and
recently made a trip to Washington,
D. C. to secure an appropriation for
that purpose, no was also instrumental
in disclosing several timber frauds by
which the state was losing thousands
of dollars.
Mr. Bean is a Eugene lawyer, and has
always been interested in the welfare
of the University.
The Woman's Glee Club will sing
Cadman’s “The Moon Drops Low,”
and “The Bear,” a feature song. This
is the first appearance of the Woman’s
Glee Club on the campus since their
Coos Bay tour, at which time they
received admirable comment upon the
excellence of their work.
LEADER FILES LIBEL SUIT
Australian Publication Defendant In
10,000 Pounds Damage Action
Colonel John Leader who was com
mandant of the University military
unit during the period of the war and
who is now on a lecture tour of Aus
tralia and New Zealand under the aus
pices of the Ellison White Chautauqua,
has instigated a libel suit for 10,000
pounds against the Smith Weekly, an
Australian newspaper, according to a
recent news story in the Oregonian.
The Btorv says that Mrs. Leader who is
staying in Portland with friends, has
received a letter from her husband say
ing that the Australian newspaper
published an article charging that Colo
nel had never been a soldier or served
overseas and was otherwise fraudulent.
Colonel Leader is very well and
favorably known by the faculty and
many of the older students on the cam
pus and addressed a student assembly
last Spring.
GRADUATE MADE INSTRUCTOR
Miss Laura Hammer, Oregon ’14,
who is back on the campus this year
working towards her M. A. degree, has
recently been appointed instructor in
mathematics in the correspondence
study department of the extension divi
sion. Miss Hammer is doing graduate
work in the mathematics department.
Before she entered the University she
was graduated from Pacific University.
After her graduation from Oregon.
Miss Hammer taught for several years.
She also spent a year in relief work in
the war-devastated area of France.
MISSIONARIES WIN
IN SPEEDY CONTEST
BE SCORE OF 21-15
Oregon Tossers Lead at Start
But are Unable to Keep
Ahead of Invaders
ANDRE STARS FOR VARSITY
Sid Rich-Gurian Combination
Proves Fatal to Lemon
Yellow Hopes
Again tbo Whitman linskoteers were
too much for Oregon and the Mission
aries carried off tho final ganio of the
series playod in the Armory last night
with a 24-15 count. Bohler used twelve
men in an attempt to stem tho tide,
but the Rich-Gurian combination was
too much and the scoro kept climbing
the wrong way.
The gamo started fast with a bril
liant dofenso by both quintets and when
time was taken out for Whitman at the
end of ten minutes of pl^y the Lemon
Yellow was on the long end of a 3-0
count. With the resumption of play
however, Borelesko's proteges climbed
into tho lead with field goals by Sid
Rich and Jack Gurian the speedy for
wards and were never headed.
Rol Andre, who played a brilliant
game for the varsity while he was in
the fray, started the scoring with a
freo throw which he followed im
mediately the ball was put in play with
a goal from tho field.- Andre scored 9
of Oregon’s points and played a heady
floor game.
With rive minutes to play in tho init
inl period Rockhey relieved Voateh at
forward and Don Zimmormnn was sent
in at center in Marc Latham’s place,
Latham having started the game in
his old position. Tho half ended with
tho Whitman aggregation on top at
11-6.
Tho last half was slow with Oregon
making occasional spurts that failed
to register consistent gains. In this
period the Lemon-Yellow tossers were
outluckod. Repeatedly Oregon’s at
tempts at field goals resulted in hair
breadth and hair raising misses but
misses nevertheless. Zimmerman was
especially unlucky and shots that
looked like sure tallies bounced harm
lessly off the bump board or rolled
grimly around tho bosket to drop into
the waiting hands of tho Whitman de
fense.
Sid Rich, captain of the invading
quintet and a favorite selection for All
Northwest forward in previous years
was again high point man, for the
visitors, securing 10 points, three field
goals and converting four free throws
out of nine attempts. Ourian, his
running mate at forward was a close
second with four baskets for a total of
eight points.
Rol Andre was the main tally gar
nerer for the varsity securing nine
points, slipping in three baskets and
annexing three points by the free throw
route in six attempts. Zimmerman
with four points and Couch with two
complete the scoring.
With four minutes to play in tho
final period Bobler ran in four sub
stitutes, Rice, Altstock, Edlunds and
Goar, leaving Zimmerman at center.
The new combination was speedy but
evinced lack of practice together, al
though there was insufficient time for
them to show what they could do.
The lineup:
Oregon (15) Whitman (24)
Veateh .F. Rich (10)
Andre (9).F. Qurinn (8)
Latham .C. Knudsen (2)
Beller .O. Chandler (2)
Burnett .G. Penrose (2)
Rockhey .8
Zimmerman (4)....8
Couch (2).8
Altstock .S
Rice .8
Goar .8
Edlunds .8
Referee: Ralph Coleman, O. A. C.;
Timers, Durno, 8hroder; Scorer, Brown.
113 FLUNK AT STANFORD
Student Failures Constitute Four Per
Cent of Enrollment
Stanford University, Cal, Jan. 10.—
(P. I. N. 8.)—Figures released by the
scholarship committee today show that
113 students “flunked out” last quar
ter, and 323 were put on probation.
The failures constitute 4 per cent of
the student body, in contrast to the
2 1-2 per cent usual heretofore. Since
no penalty attaches to probation, ae
<o*ding to the new ruling made at the
end of the spring quarter, chances for
failure have been increased slightly.
At present no student is barred from
athletics or any other activity on ac
count of probation.