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Oregon Daily Emerald
Member Pacific Intercollegiate Press Association_
Floyd Maxwell Webster Ruble
Official publication of the Associated Students of the University of Oregon, issued daily
except Sunday and Monday, during the college year.____
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Daily New* Editor Thi* law
Night Editor This Issue
Graduates versus Scholars.
Under the above caption the following sentiments recently ap
peared in the Minneapolis Journal. The Emerald feels that they
should be of wide interest.
“Dr. Marion Le Roy Burton, now president of the University of
Michigan, is expressing dissatisfaction with the educational methods
of this continent. Ilis dissatisfaction has been focused by statements
coming from abroad, from places where American students have gone
for the purpose of completing their education. Dr. Burton sums
up his indictment in this paragraph:
“ ‘Professors at Oxford University say of the American Rhodes
scholars who attend the English school, that they have been taught
nothing precisely. They lack accuracy. 1 hey are deficient in
scholarship in a wide sense. They seldom settle down to a long spell
of steady work.’
“l)r. Burton believes that our educational system in America must
be revised somewhat, if we are to teach students to think for them
selves. ‘Accuracy,’ says the doctor, ‘comes not from quantity in
teaching, but from teaching the student to think.’ So he finds ob
jections to any plan that determines the right of graduation by the
number of 'points’ to the student s credit.
“The boys in the expeditionary force, who were fortunate enough
to spend some time at tin* English universities, were told that they
did not, over there, ‘take courses’ or study textbooks, but ‘got up
subjects.’ This shows that the English teachers found the students
from America were accustomed to going over a required ‘course,’
but not to ‘getting up’ the subject in hand. They had not accus
tomed themselves to thinking accurately all around a subject, mak
ing themselves the master.
“There is mueli in this critieism. Where the thinking work of
the Amerieim student cornea in, is in after life. He beeomes engaged
in a subject, finds that his edueution along the line in hand has been
superficial, and so sits down by himself ‘to get up the subject.’ and
to think it out for himself. Perhaps his more matured mind fits
him better for this work than the mind of the student in the uni
versity does, but he has to get the incentive, and he has practically
to learn the method of study, in this country usually, after he has
left the schools and universities, instead of in them.
“ Accuracy and the art of thinking a subject out, as well as getting
up what has been thought about it, these things are what Hr. Burton
would got into our systems of education. It is a very diiterent matter
from "graduating” a student based on the number id' 'points’ that
happen to be down to his credit.
“The real scholar in college is impatient of the matter of 'points’
and fast and hard 'systems,' but he knows well enough when he is
‘getting’ a subject and learning to think it out. President Burton’s
disatisfaction with our present methods, with our lack of accuracy
and with our lack of teaching the art of scholarship, is a prophecy
of a rapidly coming change in educational methods in America. The
time seems to be ripe for it.”
There is much truth in what Dr. Burton has said and in the state
monts made by the Journal. Here at Oregon, we are promt to say
there have been great advances in educational methods in the past
few years. With the point system we are satisfied as long as the
university demands a high quality of work before students can se
cure these "points” as Dr. Burton calls them or "hours” as we
speak them here.
Along with the University’s tightening of standards as far as
grading is concerned has gone hand in hand another evidence of an
11^8? . singly more efficient educational plant. The old disposition
to "schoolmaster” students are passing here at Oregon. Courses
are designed that the student may do his own thinking and working
so that in courses in which this plan has been successful he really
does “get up” his subject.
HOME ECONOMICS MENTIONED PACKARD HAS OPERATION
In it recent bulletin from the depart t)r- Packard, of the geology do
merit of the interior, in Washington, part incut, underwent an operation for
t>. ('., the home economies department >,u' removal of the tonsils last Satur
of the university received special men day Since that time Pr. Packard has
tion, as reflecting the need of “home not been able to hold his classes but
economics as an essential part of a is expected back within a couple of
woman's well rounded education.” days
Notice* will be printed in thi* column
for two issues only. Copy must be in the
office by 4 :30 o’clock of the day on which
it is to be published and must be limited
to 25 words.
Monday Book Club—Meeting at the
Woman’s building January 21 for
scholarship fund for girls. The pur
pose is to lend money to college girls,
Student Drive Committee—An extreme
ly important meeting will be held
Thursday afternoon at 4 in Dean
Straub’s room. All members should
Monday Book Club—The Monday Book
Club of Eugene will give a tea in the
Alumni room of the Woman’s build
ing Saturday, January 21.
Junior Class—Important meeting of
Junior class, Friday afternoon, 4
o’clock, in Villard hall to discuss
Junior Week-end proposition.
Filipino Club—All Filipinos meet in
Dean Straub’s classroom on Friday
evening of this week at 7:30.
Oregon Knights—Meeting of Oregon
Knights Thursday at 7:30, regular
Samara—There will be a meeting of
Samara, Thursday, January 19, at
4:30 p. m. in the botany lab.
Phi Theta Kappa—Meeting at 5 o ’clock
today in the Sominar room of the
school of business administration.
Oregon Knights—Oregon Knights meet
ing 7:30 tonight.
Pi Lambda Theta^—Luncheon at the
Anchorage at noon today.
Crossroades—Meeting Thursday at 7:30
in the Woman’s building.
GIRLS’ DOUGHNUT SWIM
TO BEHELD IN FEBRUARY
Practice Already Under Way, and Some
Strong Teams Expected in
Doughnut swimming meets will be
held for the first time on the campus
about the first of February. This new
inter-house sport is being introduced
by the girls’ and the gym department
hopes to add it to the list of regular
j doughnut sports.
The girls are showing unusual inter
■ est, according to Miss Winslow, swim
ming coach, and every house on the
campus, including Newman Club, has
signified its intention of entering a
The girls have been practicing on
their strokes for speed and form since
last term and under the direction of
Miss Winslow much good material is
developing. According to present in
dications Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa
Kappa Gamma, Hendricks Hall and
Delta Zeta will have strong teams.
Every girl who swims must have had
eight practices and she will be limited
to three entries so that one exceptional
swimmer cannot make a team by her
The ovents will include speed races,
strokes for form, dives, relay races and
plunge for distance.
HIGH SCHOOLS WILL MEET
Albany high school basketC.thscesese
Albany Plays Piero Saturday With
Team From University
The University high school basket
ball team will meet the Albany high
team next Saturday evening in the Uni
versity men’s gymnasium. The Cam
pus high bunch are light but play a fast
i consistent game- So far they have
played one intercolnstic conference
'tame that with Eugene high, in which
they were defeated -7 to 15. The
high school team has also played the
Oregon frosh in a practice game the
score being US to 21 in favor of the
The probable lineup for Saturday
nights game as announced bv Coach
McIntyre is: Hidings. R. F. Rueh, L.
, F. Mack. 0. Bradley, ].. G. Powers, R.
Object of Club is to Work for Oregon’s
Interest; Don Parks President
About 50 enthusiastic Californians
met at the journalism shack on Tues
day to organize a California club. The
object of the organization is to bring
the students of the sister state to
gether for the betterment of Oregon.
Ml students of the University whose
homes are in California are eligible for
The following officers were elected:
Don Parks, president: Helen Dough
erty. vice president: Jack Myers, treas
urer; and Doris Bothwell, secretary.
The next meeting will be on Thurs
day evening. January 26 at 7:30 o’clock
in room 105, commerce building. All
’California students, who are interested,
are cordially invited.
FORMER INSTRUCTOR BETTER
Miss Grace McCollister. former in
structor in household arts, who re
signed at the end of last year, and dur
ing the summer underwent a serious
operation in Portland, is spending a
rear of general convalescence in Jack
l.ondon’s Valley of the Moon in So
noma county, California. She is also
visiting her father in Santa Cruz.
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FACTS AND FIGURES
A total of 23 Eugene business
houses have recognized the value
of the Emerald as the medium by
which they can bring their goods
before the students and faculty of
the University of Oregon this morn
ing. They are going out after their
share of that $1,750,000.
Yesterday we declared that the
above figure represented the amount
of business which the University
students and faculty members trans
acted in Eugene each year. Surely
this institution means a great deal
to the business interests of the city
We also pointed out the fact that
all merchants were not taking ad
vantage of the value of bringing
their goods before the eyes of this
buying class of people every morn
ing in this publication which is read
by some 2,200 people before noon of
wureiy tne progressive man who
is after this business cannot over
look the fact that this is the list j
of merchants who have placed their
wares at the disposal of the stu
dents and faculty today. This buy
ing power will consider these busi
ness men first today:
Mrs. Bayh’s Dance Studio
Eugene Floral Co.
Progressive Shoe Shop
Stevensons Film Shop
Eugene Packing Co.
Jfen The Shoe Doctor
Broders Bros. Meat Market
Smith McKern Cycle Co.
Mrs. B. A. Morgan
Mrs. Buth McCallum Carter
Mayer and Collins
O’Brien Mattress and Upholstering
Morris Music House
Pacific Conservatory of Music
Osbum Hotel Shop
HUMOR SOCIETY INITIATES
Hammer and Coffin Takes in Raymond
Bethers; “Curio Gallery” Planned
Raymond Bothers of Corvallis was
initiated in Hammer and Coffin at the
regular meeting of the society held
Tuesday evening at the Anchorage.
Bethers is a member of Kappa Theta
Chi and is registered as a special stu
dent in the art department.
Hammer and Coffin has also made
arrangements with the Anchorage to
secure the executive use of one of its
rooms for members of the society. It
is planned to make it a “curio gal
lery” which will be open to the public.
Original drawings, art and cover
sketches by the members will be dis
played, and framed group photographs
of the membership roll will be added
from time to time, according to an
nouncements made yesterday by Stan
The “Inevitable Number” of Lemon
Punch will be out early in February,
the staff has announced.
WHEELER'S WORK PRINTED
Three Articles on Psychology Accepted.
Two by American Journal
Hr. Raymond II. Wheeler, of the de
pertinent of psychology, now has three
papers on phyehology in press. One,
‘‘The Synaesthesia of ft Blind Subject
with Comparative Data From a Sviuies
thetic Blind Subject” is being published
by the University Press while the other
two articles “ Sy anesthesia and Mean
ing” and ‘‘The Development of Mean
ing” have been accepted for publics
tioij by the American Journal of Phy
Tn the preparation of the paper on
•‘The Synaesthesia of a Blind Subject”
Doctor Wheeler was assisted by Thomas
D. Cutsforth. Dr. Wheeler has three
more papers prepared but unpublished.
NEW DORMS BUILT
Five new dormitories four for men and
one for women are under construction
at the University of Mississippi. A
new gymnasium has recently been com
DANCE STUDIO—Oertrude Bayh,
instructor of ball-room dancing. Pri
vate lessons 10 a. m. Advanced class
Tuesdav evening. 14*6 7th Avenue
West. ' T.W. tf.
Open 6 A. M. till 8 P. M. Daily
757 Willamette St. Eugene, Oregon
“It’s the Cook’s’’
WALTER BELL WILLIAM WILSON
Mrs. Ruth McCallum Carter
Ph652 1st Nat’l Bank Bldg. Ri°°m
Soles and Heels
THE SHOE DOCTOR.
986 Willamette Street.
Meet your friends at—
MAYER & COLLINS’
— Saturday 21st
Special Lottery Prizes. A Feature Dance
Mrs. R. A. Morgan
MODISTE Phone 304
7th and Willamette Sts. Over Red Cross