Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, January 20, 1922, Image 1

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Correspondence Would Create Tra
dition for Use of Books; Holy
Paddle to Secure its Enforcement
Reference Works Disappear; Maga
zines Mutilated, Torn, Cut and
Misused; Wants Practice of “Hon
or System.”
(Editor's Not): The following com
munication speaks tor itself. The Em
erald offers no further comment.)
To the Editor: One of these days we
will leave our cramped, antique and en
tirely inadequate library and move invo
a new million-dollar structure which
some conscience btricken plutocrat will
pic vide. However, before that happy
day, we ought to get a new cods of
libiary morals to the end that our new
brok depository- be not profaned. We
need to develop a “library conscience”
which will prevent the vandalism, de
stiuction, theft, carelessness, wasteful
ness. lack of ifficiency, and general
/dissatisfaction and disgrace which now
\ prevail in our li'aary conduct.
We have ancient traditions and ta
boos which enforce adequate penalties
for tie cardinal sins of “Stepping on
the Seal,” "Sitting on the Sacred Sen
ior Bench,” “Nieotining on the Cam
pus ” “Missing a Dance,” and .so on.
We fulminate and editorialize aboit
•ho “honor system,” “Oregon Spirit,”
“democracy,” “loyalty” and “love of
tne school.” I wonder if we could not
create a “Liberty Tradition” and ap
ply cur principles of democracy, hon
esty loyalty, and “Oregon Spirit” ,'n
maintaining it? Perhaps a judicious
use of the Holy Paddle would have a
salutaiy effect on those of us who net
in childish ways that merit spanking.
But when a person steals volume 18 of
hu encyclopedia, or a book which is
now out of print, or mutilates an art
edition, a gentle student request that
such person “not return to setool”
would seem to bo indicated.
What should be done to a student or
faculty member who deliberately cuts
out a page or two from a bound periodi
ca1 which is now out of print? Or that
still more depraved excuse for a hu
man being who gets a costly volume
cf art prints and cuts out the “desir
able” pictures, ouch as “St. George
Slaying the Dragon” and “Paul Re
vere e Ride?” One would think he
were in a junk shop when he enters the
H art alcoves.
This does not call for more rules. It
demands more honor and conscience;
the recognition that books are more
than “pieces of paper,” the sense of
social living which ought to be the
basis of Oregon democracy. But what
do we find? Periodicals, bound and un
bound, are chopped up, marked up, torn,
bent, smeared with dirt, crumpled and
misused in a most disgusting and inde
cent manner. There is honor in wear
ing out a book; we merely tear them
up. It is not the fault of the book,
yon know. Go kick the prof or throw
him out of the window if you do not
like the assignment, but spare, O spare
the bookI
• • •
Look at the dictionaries. How many
students ever straighten out that poor
battered beast’s crumpled pages? For
the matter of that, how many open and
close a book properly, feel that it is a
rare and privileged bit of material—
in short, use it, not abuse it? Then
there is the detestable habits of mark
ing the text, underscoring, checking,
starring, making brilliant remarks in
the margins and embellishing the il
lustrations. If Socrates had wanted
a moustache he would have raised it
himself,—and there were no cigars in
the days of St. Jerome.
• * *
Some of the missing circulation
books will return, or be found, but
most of the reference books were stolen.
Very probably the most of the lost
volumes have gone the way whence no
book returneth. The tragic thing is
that most of the reference books can
not be replaced without buying a new
(Continoed on page four)
Oregon Daily Emerald
Frosh to Tangle With Speedy
Chemawa Five; Games
Start at 7 Sharp
Beller to be Used Against
Sundodgers; Stanford
Here Next Week
Local basketball fans will be treated
to a double dose of that sport tonight
when the varsity tangles with the
speedy University of Washington quin
tet, with a Frosh-Chemawa game as a
curtain raiser. The double bill is
scheduled to start promptly at seven
o ’clock
The Sundodgers came to Eugene yes
terday noon from Corvallis and prac
ticed on the Armory floor yesterday
afternoon. Edmondson’s men took the
two game series from the Aggies, 39
30 and 32-31, which will be quite some
hump for the collegians to get over
if they expect to win the flag in either
conference race.
Hard Schedule of Games
Four hard games in five days is the
schedule of the varsity for the im
mediate future, for on top of the two
game series with the speedy Wash
ingtonians the Lemon-Yellow will take
on the Stanford quintet on Monday and
Tuesday. At present the Stanford
five is rated as one of the weakest
in the Pacific Coast Conference. The
Cardinals lost three of their fastest
men last year in Captain Righter,
Adams and Mills, the present team is
being developed around two veterans,
Davies and Rogers.
With the Stanford tangles out of the
way the varsity will have a chance to
rest up and develop their team work
as they will not swing into action again
until the end of the following week
when on February 3 and 4 they will
take the Aggies on for two games in
Red Men to Teat Freah
The final game of the series with
Washington tomorrow night will start
at 7:30 as the second contest between
the Chemawa Indians and Eddie Dur
no’s yearlings is billed to be played at
2:30 tomorrow afternoon probably in
the men’s gymnasium. While little
is known of the Indians strength this
year they have always put out a good
team and will likely give the Frosh a
real battle.
Although the varsity tossers have
scant expectations of taking the long
end of either game with Edmundson’s
basketeors they are out to hold the
visitors to respectable scores to off
set the memory of that first Washing
ton win in Seattle last week when the
Lemon-Yellow was downed 76-15. Fran- j
cis Beller, star guard who was unable :
to make the northern trip last week
will be used against the invaders in the
coming games and should be able to
head off a lot of potential Washing
ton baskets. Also the locals will be
performing on their own floor with a
great deal of experience and team work
added since their last meeting with
the 8undodgers
Women’s Houses Are Far Ahead
of Men’s in Oregana Campaign
Lemon Yellow and green tags dang
ling from coat buttons and lapels her
alded the opening of the 1922 Oregon
drive on the campus yesterday. Nine
houses seven women’s and two men's
had already reported one hundred per cent
subscriptions last night and several more
are near the top with the promise of
going over. Alpha Sigma. Alpha Delta
Pi, Alpha Chi Omega, Pi Beta Phi, Zeta
Rho Epsilon, Gamma Phi Beta, Delta
Zeta, Chi Psi and Kappa Delta Chi will
each reeeive a copy of the Organa, which
will take its place beside the telephone
directory and student list in their houses
next year.
Delta Delta Delta, Kappa Kappa
Gamma. Alpha Phi and Susan Campbell
hall representatives have reported a very
good record and are quite confident of
securing their total subscription before
the campaign closes Saturday night. The
sale in the women's houses is, on the
whole, much better than among the men.
Several receipt books have been given
to students entering the contest for sub
scriptions to be obtained outside the
organized groups. Any others wishing
to compete for the free copy of the
Oregana to be given to the individual
securing the greatest number of copies
on the campus may do so by calling at !
the Oregana office today.
‘ ‘ The students are once more urged
to consider,” said John MacGregor, cir
culation manager of the Oregana, ‘‘that
now is the first and last chance they
will have to obtain one of the copies
of our 1922 book. The Oregana cannot
afford to order more copies than are
sure to be paid for and the purpose of
this campaign is to get a line on how
many books should be printed. Borrow
the $2.50 if you’re broke and get a
receipt today.”
Solicitors at the table in the lobby of
the library yesterday secured a number
of subscriptions. Someone will be there
between 9 and 12 and 1 and 4
today with receipt books and booster
tags for anyone wishing to subscribe.
Manuscripts for Edison Marshall An
nual Competition Must Follow Usual
Form; No Buies Set
Manuscripts for the Edison Marshall
short story contest, which is now run
ning, must be submitted on or before
March 1, according to a statement made
by Professor Thacher who is in charge
of the contest- All regularly enrolled
undergraduates of the University may
compete. The prizes are awarded an
nually by Edison Marshall, of Medford,
a former student of the University, who
j is himself a successful author of short
stories and novels. The prizes consist
of awards of $15, $10 and Honorable
Mention for the first, second and third
best stories submitted.
All stories entered must follow the
customary manuscript form. They must
be typewritten and are not to bear the
name of the author. A sealed envelope
attached to the manuscript, however,
must contain the name of the author
and, on the outside, the title of the
The stories will be judged by a com
mittee of three, one member at least,
of which will not be a faculty mem
ber. The first judgement will be more
or less a process of elimination, after
which those stories which remain will
be submitted for final criticism. It
is probable that this last reading will
be done by a number of magazine edi
tors, if satisfactory arrangements can
be made.
Last year’s contest was won by Er
nest Havcox, a major in the rhetoric
department, second prize by Irene
The standards set for the contest are
those of the better type of American
There are no rules set for the style
of story submitted except that it must
be entirely original.
Not a Large School, But a High-Grade
One is Accepted Watchword
of Graduate Council
There are now four department* in
the University which are recognized as
competent to give the degree of doctor
of philosophy, since the graduate coun
cil at its meeting Wednesday qualified
the department of zoology to give this
degree. The graduate school in its re
port for 1921, just issued, states as its
“most significant forward step” in
that year the qualifying of the three
other departments, psychology, physics
and education, to offer major work to
wards the degree of Ph.D.
The watchword of the graduate eonn
cil, says the report, has been, “Not a
large school, but a high-grade one"
and this newly granted qualification
for accepting candidates for the doc
torate is a big Btep ahead in the opinion
of the council.
Several Work Toward Goal
The severe standards set by the
graduate council and the various
schools themselves have prevented more
departments from undertaking the doc
tor ’s work, but several departments are
working toward the goal of giving ad
vanced work to graduates
Relations between the graduate
school and the various professional
schools have been considerably clari
fied. Thus the medical school students
may earn the higher academic (non
professional) degrees by taking work of
a purely scientific or investigative na
ture. This is done under the supervi
sion of the graduate school.
The several professional schools have
been working with the graduate coun
cil also toward equality and uniform
ity of standards throughout the univer
Major and Minor Defined
Under the new regulations made by
the council, “major” and “minor” do
not signify an accumulation of hours
and courses, but “fields of knowl
edge,” in which the student will be held
responsible. Every candidate for the
master’s degree must have had one full
year of seminar or other purely gradu
ate work in his chosen major subject.
In the fall term there were enrolled
on the Campus 64 graduate students
and in the Portland center, 46 more,
making a total of 110 graduate stu
dents whose candidacies are genuinely
The graduate bulletin, the catalogue
of the graduate school, goes to press
this week. The bulletin will contain
the courses which may be carried for
graduate degrees.
Miss Banfleld Addresses French Club;
Miss Gouy Tells of Coming Guest
At a meeting of the French club, held
in the bungalow at 7:30 Wednesday
evening, Miss Charlotte Banfield gave
an interesting account of her last sum
mer’s tour through Europe.
Miss Henrietta Gouy told the mem
bers and their guests of the career of
Mme- Suzanne Bidgrain who will visit
the Oregon campus on Saturday.
Varied Program Prepared by
Lora Teschner Shows Much
Campus Talent
Violin Trio Produces Striking
Harmony Resembling Old
Scotch Bagpipes
Playing before one of the largest
assemblies of the year, members of Mu
Phi Epsilon, local musical fraternity,
produced yesterday one of the best
concerts they have yet given on the
campus. From the time of the opening
until the musicians took up the strains
of “Mighty Oregon” the audience lis
tened with keen appreciation and re
spended with spontaneous applause
There were noticeably few students
who found it necessary to leave before
the concluding number although the
concert extended through a full hour,
and many students stood at the rear
throughout the assembly.
Hearers Won at Once
The nrrangemfent of the program, un
der the direction of Lora Teschner, in
dicated real skill and ability with no
two numbers alike and all of them well
selected and adapted. Beginning the
program with the “Waltzing Doll,”
by Poldini, the quintet won its hearers
at once. The arrangement of this
sprightly number was pleasingly adapt
ed to the instruments of the quintet
and their second number, the well
known “Salut d’ Amour,” by Elgar,
was almost equally delightful.
Esther Wilson’s vocal solo, “Visi D’
Arte” from La Tosca, brought out the
fine qualities of her voice and aroused
much applause and an apparent desire
for an encore which was not forthcom
One of the most effective selections
in the entire program was Lora Tesch
ner’s cello solo “Tarantella,” by
Squire. This composition is of the
type more often heard upon the violin
or flute as it requires a nimble bow
and agile fingers. Miss Teschner
played it with a vivacity which is not
often heard in a cello number and
which thrilled the audience with the
ability of this young cellist.
Ohopln Humber Pleases
Dorothy Dickey’s rendition of Chop
in’s “Scherzo B Flat Minor” brought
out effectively the simple theme and
unusual chords of this composition,
written in the old style, and one of the
heaviest numbers on the program, de
lighted the audience accordingly.
The violin trio vied with Lora Tesch
ner for first honors in its offering of
Ballada” by Papini. These three
talented violinists played with the dash
and brilliancy of professionals, and tbo
result was an interweaving of har
mony that at times sounded like the old
Scotch bagpipes in the distance and at
others resembled the tones of a groat
church organ. Each member of the
trio is a soloist and the combination of
the three in the “Ballada” was unus
ually striking.
Double Quartet Delights
In the two numbers offered by the
double quartet the blending of the
voices and the various shades of ex
pression made these two familiar songs,
“Shoogy-Shoo’* and “01’ Mammy
Coon” fit closing numbers to a pro
gram which was pleasing in every way.
In spite of attempts to get encores the
Mu Phi members stuck to the printed
program and therewith the audience
had to be content. Their only addi
tional number was their own Mu Phi
song which was immediately followed
(CenWmned oa page two)
Representative Freshman to Assist
Executive Committee
Freshman girls are coming to the
rescue of the Executive committee of
the Student Council, according to
Helen Carson, secretary. The 15 girls,
representing the different organiza
tions on the campus, who are going to
do clerical work for the council, met
yesterday in Dean Straub’s office and
made out a time schedule. The girls
will have charge of the student infor
mation desk in the Administration
The names of the freshmen are: Doro
thy LaRoehe, Beatrice Tidd, Marjorie
Baird, Mary Skinner, Helen LaFon
taine, Winifred Graham, Cleo Base,
Martha Pickens, Geraldine Morrison,
Frances Lvons, Nila McGinty, Marie
Myers, Vivien Merrifield, Eugenia
Page, and Mary Harris.
Dr. E. S. Bates Declares That Differ
ence in Advanced Work and Under
graduate is Great
In a talk before the Graduate club
Wednesday, entitled ''What Graduate
Work Should Not Be" Dr. Ernest 8.
Bates of the rhetoric department de
clared that there is as much difference
between undergraduate work and grad
uate work as there is between high
school work and college work. The
meeting was held at 6 o’clock at the
Dr. Bates stated that nowhere out
side of Europe was any real graduate
work boing done. The graduate schools
in America have been originated in the
Inst six years and as far as the work
in the Pacific coast states is concerned
it does not in any way compare with
that of the European countries, he said.
The only way that the standard of
the graduate school can be raised in
any such way is through the morale of
the students themselves, according to
Dr. Bates. Learning, not working for
grades or for credit is what will count,
he thinks.
It was decided to hold the next meet
ing next month when an investigation
of a scientific field will be presented
by one of the University professors.
The meeting last night was the regular
monthly gathering.
Hendricks Hall Third in Contest for
Zeta Kappa Psi Oup; All
Decisions 2 to 1
Oregon Club . 12
Zeta Rho Epsilon . 9
Hendricks Hall . 6
Susan Campbell Hall . 5
Oregon Club and Zeta Rho Epsilon
are at the head of the Women’s
Doughnut Debate league, as a result of
the second series of debates held last
night in tho Commerce building. They
will meet Tuesday afternoon at 4:15
in the Commerce building to debate for
the cup offered by Zeta Kappa Psi to
the champions of the doughnut league.
Zeta Rho negative composed of Elsie
Hildebrand nnd Edna Largent, defeated
Hendricks Hall affirmative represented
by Esther Stricher and Katherine Kress
man, by a 2 to 1 decision. Florence
Furuset and Doris Sikes, Zeta Rho af
firmative, lost to Susan Campbell hall
negative, eomposed of Frances Simp
dred Crom and Helen Purdum, 2 to 1.
Oregon Club affirmative, Adelaide
White and Mae Fenno, won from Hen
dricks Hall negative composed of Mil
dred Gram and Helen Purdum, 2 to 1.
Susan Campbell affirmative, Irene Ry
dam and Irene Kendall, lost to Oregon
Club negative, Blanch Ross and Gene
vieve Jewell, 2 to 1.
Hendricks Hall, three times winner in
the league, was eliminated for the first
time in the several yoars.
William Hopkins, assistant manager
of the league managed the debates.
Scriptures From Modern Viewpoint
Subject of Discussion
At the Y. W- meeting held yesterday
afternoon at 5 o’clock in the Bungalow,
Miss Mary Perkins, of the English de
partment, gave an interesting talk on
the study of the Bible from the modern
viewpoint. Miss Perkins’ lecture in
troduced the six weeks Bible study how
being held in the girl’B houses.
Miss Anne O’Reilly gave several
violin selections, Beulah Clark accom
panying her. Tea was served following
the program.
Dean Says Regu) arity of Life
at Oregon Should be
Closely Guarded
Conditions Held Different Here
From Those Prevailing on
Other Campuses
In discussing a comment published in
lost Friday’s issue of the Emerald sug
gesting that Oregon women be allowed
as great personal freedom as has been
granted their sisters on the University
of California campus. Dean Fox ex
plained that the situation in the two
universities was hardly comparable, ow
ing to the difference in the communit
ies in which they are situated.
“The University community here has
a certain regularity of life which
should bo jealously guarded,” said Dean
Fox. During the Christmas I had the
pleasure of conferring with the assist
ant dean of the University of Califor
nia, Mrs. Davidson, and with Miss
Coldwell, dean of women at the Univer
sity of Washington. Among otljpr
things we discussed the rolativo merits
of a college town versus the metropoli
tan center as a location for a state
university, and all agreed that in a
small college town it was possible for
social activities to begin earlier and to
close earlier than in a metropolitan cen
ter, and we all felt that it waB highly
desirable that it should be so.
More License In Large Towns
“On the other hand, Inrger cities of
fer much in the line of muBic, art and
drama which only large cities can com
mand,” she contnued, explaining that
college life in metropolitan communit
ies naturally necessitated more lenient
social and disciplinary regulations than
those which obtain at Oregon.
That theso rules which now govern
Oregon women have been, on the whole
satisfactory was Dean Fox’s opinion.
“The school of physical education has
launched a health campaign which re
quires an adequate amount of sleep, and
if the students have come to the uni
versity primarily to get an education,
they must keep themselves as physically
fit as possible and must save the beet
hours of their day for their work.”
Chaperon Bole War Meaurs
During her recent visit to California,
Dean Fox was unable to discover where
in the rules governing chaperonage of
the parties given by women on the cam
pus at Lelnnd Stanford University dif
fered materially from those at the Uni
versity of Oregon. “The suspension
of the old chaperon rule at Stanford,
referred to in the Emerald comment,
renlly did not givo the women any
more freedom than they were already
exercising,” Dean Fox stated. “The
chaperon rule was instituted as a war
measure, and became a dead issue upon
the close of the war.
When Miss Yost arrived on the Stan
ford campus as the new dean of women
this fall, she urged the women stu
dents to petition the Student Affairs
committee to have this rule stricken
from the books. This was done, and
thereby Stanford students have self
government in the halls and houses
similar to the government in women’s
(Continued on page three)
America’s “Tramp Poet”, Vachel
Lindsay, to Chant His Lays Here
“I come to you penniless and afoot,
to bring a message. I am starting a
new religious idea. The idea does not
say ‘no’ to any creed that you have
heard . . . After this, let the denobii
nation to which you now belong be
called in your heart ‘the church of
beauty’ or the ‘church of the open sky’
Were a man togged out in yellow cor
duroys, a fancy sombrero, and an ori
flamme tie, a grey-blue eyed man look
ing very much like a wholesome Ameri
can farmer to stand up on the stage of
Villard and tell that to the students
of the University of Oregon, how would
he be received?
Such a man is coming to Oregon to
speak on February 7 in the person of
Vachel Lindsay—“tramp poet,” “jazz
poet” they call him for lack of a bet
ter name to got over his peculiar rela
tion to the soil and people of his Ameri
ca through art—a generally considered
“highbrow.” He may not come in the
exotic outfit described in which he has
wandered over most of America chant
ing his verses for bread. Since early in
tlio fall ho has been out of the Rocky
Mountains where ho spent the summer
tramping about with Kenneth Grahame
and has put his time to use in lecturing
before western colleges and doubtless
by now will be able to afford a full
outfit of cothing if he takes to them at
A descendant of the minnesingers and
the troubadour is Vachel Lindsay—and
as we were his ancestors he is funda
mentally a folk poet though ho is some
times hailed by other names, especially
on the continent of Europe where he is
known as the most American of all
America’s. As a poet of the people he
has gone among them and chanted his
verses and has put into his work their
hearts and the very smell of the soil.
Great poet that be is and picturesque
wanderer, his scheduled advent to the
Oregon campus has aroused large in
terest not only in campus literary cir
cles but in groups outside of them as
well. His appearance will be backed
by Crossroads, Ye Tabard Inn, Pot and
(Continued on page three)