Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 02, 1922, Image 1

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    Oregon Daily Emerald
No Longer Standard For
Writing Prescriptions and
As Doctor’s Assistants
In University Dispensary
——— By Jay Dee -
The day has come when rattlesnakes
give way to ‘ fluenza ’ pains and aches.
The boys and girls stir up a cough and
quarts of medicine do quaff, because
dry law wasn’t meant to hold it down to
one per cent. They stand in line from
dawn to dark and ever pass this same
remark: “ I have a cough I need a drink,
I want the medicine that’s pink.” It is
remarkable, I’m sure, how soon sour
swabs such cases cure.
• • •
Some fellows come with thirsty grin;
wait half an hour; are taken in. The
nurse points out a little chair and says,
‘‘Young man, sit right down there.”
He takes his post with languid ease and
starts to talk with rusty wheeze. ‘ ‘ A
little syrup’s all I need, I’m just a
trifle off my feed. There is a tickle in
my throat that sorta gets my nanny
goat. ’ ’ And while he tells his tale of
woe the nurse prepares a tonsil hoe. She
dips it in some bitter dope while she
remarks, ‘‘In life there’s nope.” And
then before he makes complaint his
throat and larnyx she does paint. She
sprays his nose with oil of coal and
knocks the poor boy for a goal.
He staggers out with burning mouth,
forgetful of his former drouth. ‘‘The
flu germs ne’er will bother me, I’ll not
survive the remedy. I came for drink,
remained for spray, and now disheart
ened go my way. Take warning, all ye
thirsty ones, all is not alcohol that runs. ’ ’
So saith our hero, who’s so soaked in
oil he’d burn up if he smoked. But it
may happen, after all, that he has
saved a doctor’s call.
To keep from walking up the hill
another man is sick for drill. He hobbles
in with steps infirm and says, ‘ ‘ I got
a funny germ. It makes me caugh, con
tract and sneeze and thus creates an
awful breeze. I really think I have the
flu, now honest, nurse, I think I do.”
She feels his pulse, pulls out his tongue,
looks down his throat at either lung.
And when she hits his diaphargm, he is
as gentle as a lamb. He thinks he’s
slick, the little cuss, to make her go to
all that fuss. She stops a second, just
to think, and then hands out some pills
of pink. ‘ ‘ Take one of these between
each meal and let me know then how
you feel. ’ ’ That night the lazy little
pest scarce had a single hour of rest.
Such things are common every day
is what the patient nurses say. They
come, they go, they wait, they stall, in
waiting room or in the hall. But in ;
a time flu germs thick ’tis better to be j
sprayed than sick. A stitch in time
saves nine, ’tis said, and sprays may
keep you out of bed.
So while the festive dances wait the
flu germs wage their war of hate. And
like the wars of other years this con
flict too has profiteers. They are the
ones who sleep till ten and tell the prof
they ’re sickly men. It all may seem a
profit grand but don’t forget you ’re
in your land and profits, as you ought
to know, are without honor where they
grow. So best attend you’re morning
class and then you’ll have a chance to
pass. And when this epidemic’s done
you may pull down a mark of one. It’s
better to be sprayed and well than down
with flu and sick as-!
Sports on Coast Considered
Cleanest in Country by
President Campbell
Executives Will be Held For
Enforcement of Rules and
Giving Information
The resolution against the policy of
paying college athletes which was
passed at a meeting of four Pacific
coast conference colleges and univer
sities of the northwest and the au
thorized representative of another was
not the result of serious conditions on
the coast, according to President P. L.
Campbell, who attended the meeting.
He declared that the concensus of
opinion among the delegates was that
college athletes on the Pacific coast
are cleaner than in many sections. The
action on the matter of paying athletes
was not the purpose of the meeting but
came up incidentally. The main object
was the collection of data for inter
changing, possible economics, discus
sion of budgets, and questions of
Five are Represented
President Campbell met with Presi
dents W. J. Kerr of Oregon Agricul
tural College, E. O. Holland of Wash
ington State College, and A. H. Upham
of the University of Idaho. E. B.
Stevens, executive secretary of the Uni
versity of Washington represented that
college. The meeting was altogether
“The conference rulings and the
resolution passed are based on honesty
and sincerity,” said President Camp
bell. He thinks that amateur sport
must be kept clean and thinks that the
fhethod named in the resolution of
making the president of the college
responsible will prove effective.
Presidents Empowered
A significant paragraph in the reso
lution reserves for the presidents the
right to review over any acts of the
Pacific Coast or Northwest intercol
legiate conferences.
The resolution as adopted is as fol
“In view of the considerable pub
licity given in the last few weeks of al
leged attempts by eastern colleges to at
tract athletes by financial considera
tions, the executives of the state sup
ported colleges and universities of the
northwest desire to reaffirm the follow
ing principles:
“First—That no athlete shall remain
in good standing in any institution who
is known to receive money for playing,
or unreasoable compensation for any
employment given him during any part
of the academic year, in consideration
of his athletic ability.
“Second—That each executive shall
assume responsibility for the applica
tion of this principle in his own insti
tution and shall cooperate with each
other executive in informing him he
garding any reports or suspicious re
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Are Janitors Imaginativer
“Yes” Says Emerald Scribe
t’pon casual thought, the life of a
janitor would seem drab and uninterest
ing, but there is more to a janitor’s
job than the mere sweeping and dusting
Some of them have highly developed im
aginations, some take great pride in their
work, some live for the memories of the
past, some for the hopes of the future.
What student has ever noticed the
picture of Mt. Hood in the marble wall
of Johnson Hall. Probably few, but it
is there, and was pointed out to a re
porter yesterday by William Leward, the
janitor who has charge of that building.
Mr. Ledward takes especial pride in
keeping the marble of the corridors
spotlessly clean, and his fertile imagin
ation has seen pictures in the designs
of the stone. He pointed out to the
reporter a butterfly, the head of a lion,
a snow capped mountain, and other mark
ings which the average person would not
“It’s lots of work to keep all the
marble and glass clean,’’ he said, “but
it's worth it.”
The next man visited by the inquisi.
tive reporter was John Boetcher, who has
charge of the men’s gym. All the boys
know “Old John.” who during gym
hours sits in his little cage and passes
out towels to the aspirant athletes. Mr.
Boetcher has been in charge of the gym
nasium for the past two years.
‘ ‘ They are a pretty good bunch of
boys,” he said, ‘‘and I get along fine
with them.”
‘‘There’s nothing interesting about
me,” said S. J. Ryder, janitor of Me
| Clure Hall. He ceased sweeping for a
moment and leaned upon his broom.
Mr. Ryder has been writh the Uni
versity three years, and during that time
I has taken care of McClure Hall and the
journalism shack. He came originally
from Wisconsin, and worked in a planing
mill before taking up his present duties.
‘ ‘ What is your opinion of students in
general ” he was asked.
‘‘First rate,’’—and he want on with
his sweeping.
J. H. ('oBsman, whose headquarters
are Villard Hall, came next on the list.
The reporter might have guessed without
asking, that the stalwart figure and
brawny arms belonged to an ex-black
smith. Mr. Cossman is the father of two
Oregon graduates, James Cossman, ’16,
and Leo Cossman, ’20, as well as one son,
Henry, now attending the University. He
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New Members to Feature, Appearance
In Portland; Evans and Members
Have Stiff Schedule
The success of the men's glee club
concert last Saturday night has resulted
in new effort being put forth by Di
rector John Stark Evans and the club
in preparation for the Portland concert,
which will be held in the Helig Theatre,
Wednesday, February 15.
A number of new songs and stunts
have been added to the program, says
the director, who is planning a stiff
schedule of practice for the next two
The Portland end of the advertising,
necessary to make the coming concert
a success, will be handled by James
Sheehy, formerly student body presi
dent, now employed on the reportorial
staff of a Portland newspaper. The
glee club manager will direct the cam
paign from the campus by means of cor
There is the possibility of another
home concert to be held in the Eugene
theatre later in the year for the Eugene
people and students who did not hear
the first program.
Sophomores Defeated 21 to 12 in
Interclass Games; Score 18-18
to be Played off Today
The seniors broke all records of pre
vious years yesterday when they won
their first game in the girls’ interelass
basketball series. They defeated the
sophomore team 21 to 12 while the
juniors held the freshmen to a tie score,
18 to 18, which will be played off this
The senior team played well in all
positions with especially good work on
the part of Emily Perry and Margaret
Goodin as guards. The sophomore for
wards played up to their usual form
but found it hard to score against the
senior guards.
Jennie McClew forward for the
freshman-junior game, shooting all but
two of the baskets for her team.
The lineups were:
Seniors (21) Sophomores (12)
O. Pederson .F. Betty Pride
Alice Evans .F. Helen Glanz
Grace Tigard .JC. Ina Proctor
Echo Balderee ..RC. Helen King
Emily Perry.G. Dorothy McKee
Margaret Goodin..G.. Bernice Corporan
Substitutes: Lanetta and Vernetta
Referee: Miss Waterman.
Juniors (18) Freshmen (18
C. Howells .F .Jennie McClew
H. McCormack.F. .. Mildred Rumble
M. Flegal .JC. L. Von der Ahe
Wilma Chattin ...RC. H. LaFontaine
Pearl Lewis .G. C. Heckman
Dorcas Conklin....G. A. McMonies
Famous Author and Physician May
Address Women of University
in Near Future
Dr. Esther Pohl Lovejoy, well known
Oregon physician, who did work in Eu
rope during the war and who has writ
ten what is considered by many to be
the most successful war book, “The
House of the Good Neighbor” visited
the campus Tuesday while a guest of
Mrs. Murray Warner. Dr. Lovejoy
stopped on her way to Eoseburg where
she will spend a few days at her home
and arrangements are being made for
her to speak to the students before she
again returns to Portland.
Mrs. Lovejoy established the first
children’s hospital in Serbia and helped
found other hospitals for children in
Europe. Dr. Lovejoy has had a wide
range of interesting experience. While
a member of the Portland board of
health she drew up what was consideed
model milk ordinance, and at present
she is the president of the Women’s
International Medical association.
A8 all of the assembly dates are filled
for some time arrangements may be
made for Dr. Lovejoy to speak to the
vocational guidance class. If this ar
rangement is made all the women of
the University will be invited to hear
Dr. Lovejoy at that time.
Mrs. Ellis Meredith, a writer from
Washington, D. C., is also a guest of
Mrs. Warner.
Keith Riggins, ’18, visited the Uni
versity Monday in the interests of the
veteran’s bureau clean-up squad. Rig
gins is a member of Phi Gamma Delta
fraternity and was prominent on the
Oregon campus before he entered the
service at the time of the war.
Weather Forecast
San Francisco, Feb. 1.—North paci
fic coast Thursday—Clear, moderate
north-easterly winds.
Dr. Herbert Willet, of Chicago,
Known Over Country as
Excellent Talker
Members of Faculty Praise
Eloquence; Religious
Themes Taken
“The Nation’s New Program,” will
he the subject of Doctor Herbert Lock
wood Willet of the University of Chi
cago, at the assembly today. Dr. Wil
let, who is professor of Semetie lan
guages, is very well known as an in
structor, and has a reputation through
out the country as an excellent speaker.
He is visiting the coast on businoss
conected with the Federal Council of
the Churches of Christ.
In his address today Dr. Willet will
point out the needs of the nation in
social, educational, and Christian
branches of society today. Important
moral and religious questions will be
discussed, and remedies for the prob
lems now facing this country will be
Dr. Willet is described by persons on
this campus who have heard him, as
one of the finest platform orators in
the country. He is coutinually in de
mand, and speaks every year for the
Mother Chautauqua in New York. He
is described by M. H. Douglass, li
brarian, as an excellent speaker, pos
sessing not only a great deal of ability,
but a personal magnetism as well. “I
regard him as one of the best speakers
I have ever heard,” said Mr. Douglas,
“and the students will hear one of the
finest addresses of the year.”
Praise Given Speaker
Professor E. E. De Cou, while a
graduate student at the University of
Chicago, had many opportunities to
hear Doctor Willet, and says of him,
“He is a man of very fine appearance,
ti luiiurui uraiur wun a j^rrat cuimmmu
of language, and possesses marked de
scriptive power. His audiences are
wonderfully charmed and swept away
by his eloquence and inspirational
force.” His addresses, as a rule, statead
Professor He Cou, deal with moral or
religious themes broadly, and never in
a partisan or sectarian way.
While in Eugene, Dr. Willet will
speak at the Eugene Chamber of Com
merce at a luncheon, and at 1 o’clock
will address the Eugene Ministerial
association on matters pertaining to the
Federal Council of the Churches of
Christ. From 3 to 5 a conference will
be held at the campus T. M. C. A., at
which matters dealing with religious
work will be discussed.
Will be Entertained
Dr. Willet, who is accompanied by his
wife, will be entertained at dinner at
the Delta Tau Delta fraternity, of
which he is a member.
After graduating from Bethany Col
lege, Pennsylvania, in 1886, Dr. Willet
received his Master’s degree a year
later, and received a Ph. D. degree
from the University of Chicago in
1896. He was ordained to the Chris
tian ministry in 1899, and has been
very prominent in religious work. He
is the author of many books and articles
on religious philosophy, and world
politics, and is one of the editors of the
Christian Century, a religious periodi
cal published in Chicago.
Dr. and Mrs. Willet will leave for
San Francisco late this evening.
Three Phases of Work of Y. W. C. A.
Discussed at Luncheon
Talks on religious work done at the
University were made by Miss Char
lotte Donnelly, and Mrs. Bruce J. Gif
fen at a luncheon at one o’clock today
at the Presbyterian church. The meet
ing was for the annual reports of work
done in the community by Presbyter
Y. W. C. A. work considering three
phases—educational, social, and as ser
vice to the girl and the church, was
discussed by Miss Collier, secretary of
the Y. V.T. C. A.. Mrs. Donnelly, Hut
mother at the Y. M. C A. told of the
the activities at the Hut, and especially
of the work among foreign students.
Mrs. Bruce Giffen, wife of the student
pastor, spoke of the pastorate work.
There will be a demonstration of life
saving and water first-aid methods
with a canoe Saturday, Feb. 4, in the
pool of the Woman’s building. Mr.
Collister Wheeler of Portland, who has
charge of the Bed Cross water first
aid will be in charge.
Mistake Brings
Wild West Tang
To “The Shack"
Not so many years ago when “ye
editor" tacked an erroneous state
ment after the name of one of the
“bad men” of the west, that indi
vidual immediately armed himself
with his two six shooters and “went
gunnin" for the first mentioned.
Carl Newbury, with a steely glint in
his eye, might have given out the
' impression that this was in the
“good old days” of the West, to
anyone who saw him in the vicinity
of the Emerald shack yesterday. He
had everything but the artillery.
Here's the reason; in a news article
treating the Junior Week-end meet
ing, which appeared in the Emerald
yesterday morning Carl was declared
to have pointed out “that the pri
mary purpose of Junior Week-end
should be to sell the ‘preppers’ to
one’s particular living organization.”
Now, the copy which an honest
and thoroughly trustworthy reporter
turned in read as follows: “the pri
mary purpose of Junior Week-end
should be to sell the University to
the high school student and inciden
tally to sell the ‘prepper’ one’s par
ticular living organization.”
The superfluous number of “sells”
in the paragraph were too much for
the overeager linotype operator who
was looking towards a lightning
finish on the night’s work (he
jumped the first sell.) As a result,
the story as tacked on Carl took on
an entirely foreign aspect, and Carl
took on an entirely foreign aspect in
; his diligent search for “ye editor.”
, —But the latter could not be found,
so possible bloodshed was avoided
and the eternal triangle,—Carl, ye
editor and the Emerald “live happily
ever afterward. If Carl will call
we'll give him the name of the lino
type operator.
I Rain, Rest and Indoors Suggested as
Cold Cure; Faculty
Not Immune
The silver lining in the health situa
tion eloud appeared yesterday when
Dean Fox agreed to make arrangements
for having the dances which wore post
poned by the health ban. Dofinite
dates for the dances will probably be
made when the ban is lifted.
The epidemic of grip, while not seri
ous, continues and the infirmary is
full. Only fifteen students can be
taken care of at one time and ns soon
| as each one is sufficiently well he is
sent home and another one takes his
place. These colds and cases of grip
seem to hit folk in their weakest, spots.
Tn one it affects the head; in others, the
bronchial tubes and lungs.
Rest and being indoors seem to be the
most efficacious remedies. A nurs^
at the infirmary said “Tf it would
! only rain T believe they would all get
■well. Oregonians don’t seem to thrive
on cealr cod weather.”
The faculty has not been immune and
several teachers are unable to meet
classes this week on account of illness.
Miss Ethel Wakefield of tho TTniver
i sity high is included in the list as well
as O. A. Gregory, professor of school
^ administration, and Eblon Griffin, pro
fessor of history. Elnine Gooper is do
ing substitute work at the Eugene high
school during the Illness of the history
instructor there.
Coach Bohler Expects Men to
Show Much Improvement in
Coming Contests
Wrestling Match and Frosh
Rook Game to Serve as
Curtain Raisers
From the standpoint of dope Oregon
certainly has but a small chance to an
nex either of the two games to be
played with the five from Oregon Agri
cultural College on Friday and Satur
day nights at the Armory but according
to Coach George M. Bohler the varsity
is prepared to givo them a close game
and while they do not expect to beat
the speedy Ags they intend giving them
the fight of their lives.
“It’s their year to win alright” said
the varsity basketball mentor when
interviewed in regard to Oregon’s
chances with the collegians, “for they
have a good team over there but we
will give them a close, even game, and
I expect the boys to show a marked
superiority over their work in the
games against Stanford, and that is
what we are after this year.’.’
Aggie Thought Strong
In spite of their two defeats at the
hands of the speedy Sundodgers the Ag
gies still loom up as one the strongest
tenms in the conference and they are
out to avenge the four stinging defeats
administered to their quintet by the
varsity last year. In Hjelte, their
center, and Captain Stinson the col
legians have two speedy and consistent
point getters and both these men will be
in excellent shape for the fray with
the varsity. Altogether the invading
five will present a strong and well bal
anced aggregation with Richards and
Rose guards, Stinson, L. Gill and A. Gill
forwards and some good substitutes in
Luke Gill, Fernely nnd Tlerson.
Preliminary events will precede both
games, on Friday night the wrestling
matches between the Aggies and Ore
gon will commence at 7 while on Satur
day evening it will be necessary that
the Frosh-Book game get under way
promptly at 6:45 in order that the var
sitv-Aggie game may be over and the
floor cleared bv 9 o’clock at which
time the basketball contract, makes way
for the regular Saturday night town
Frosh Game In Afternoon
The first Frosh Rook contest will be
elagod at 4 o’clock Friday afternoon in
ptead of ns a preliminary to the varsity
game ns originally intended, while the
second will be used ns a curtain raiser
for Saturday night’s battle between the
rival institutions. The games between
the freshmen should be well worth
watching, ns the dope is about even up
between the two fives.
According to the graduate manager’s
office University students nre going to
be required to have their student body
tickets for admission into the games
this week-end and absolutely no stu
dents will be admitted except on pre
sentation of their student body tickets
or suitable identification with a four
bit piece.
Emerald’s Radio Sender in and
C-r-r-ack Rack! Rings in Shack
The Emerald wireless has finally
added its cracking and hissing to the
sounds of the campus. The radio boys
have not money enough to install a
“silent” set. But all things will come
in time. Starting from humble begin
nings, the campus radio stands nearly
completed, one of the best collegiate
stations on the coast. Messages have
been received for a number of days,
but the sender has been only recently
Any one who has visited a radio sta
tion will realize at once how the radio
“bug” gets people. Through she
sshack, where the journalism students
wander o’ nights, amid stacks of filed
newspapers, and around desks and ta
bles where, with lights ablaze, type
writers clatter, and Emerald work is
done, while University press goes full
blast,—strains of music and conversa
tion from California are heard. Those
who pass the little wire “cage” where
the radio sending and receiving set is
placed form the habit of dropping in
and inquiring of the operator, “What’s
the chances for a little musief” Bo
bound up are they in their little college
world that they are well nigh hvpno
tized by this live-wire touch of the
| outside, which brings within earshot
the sounds of hundreds of miles away.
Three little black boxes on the tele
graph table, a few coils of wire; a
graphone horn to act as a reproducer;
an aerial above, and a “grounder"
running out of the shack to the water
hydrant, and that is all. Hut it is
enough; talk to some of the “radio
boys at Oregon” and watch their eyes
ligtit up as they tell yon of the possibil
ities of the Emerald’s new wireless
“Our call number is 7ARK,” said
Ronald Woodward, radio service editor.
“Ho far we have heard some music
nearly every night, from Han Francisco
and Htockton, both in California, and
from Halt Lake. Ltst night we heard
the ‘Rcxtet from Lucia’ from the
Fairmont Hotel in Han Francisco.
“We are going to open officially on
Monday, and start by exchanging com
pliments with O. A. C., even if we lose
the game. We are going to report all
the rest of the games that are left
this season, and we are also going to
handle all of the Intercollegiate news
service for the Emerald. We are going
to try, too, to handle individual mes
sages for students.
“Our aerial is a 200-meter length or
about 125 feet. We can cover the field
from about Han Riego well up into
Canada. Ho all of our football games
will he payed at home next year, as
far as quick news is concerned.