Oregon Daily Emerald VOLUME XXIII. UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 8, 1922. NUMBER 75 STUDENT AFFAIRS GROUP CONSIDERS Proposed Change in System Is Favored at Student Faculty Conference OPEN MEETING SCHEDULED Instructors Anxious to Have Responsibility of Rule Making Removed Student self government as a pos sible institution on the University of Oregon campus for the solution of the problems that arise in student control was indorsed informally at a confer ence of members of the student affairs committee and student council and rep resentatives from the interfraternity council and Pan-hellenic late yesterday afternoon. A definite step was taken toward serious consideration of the proposed plan of student self-govern ment when the student affairs com mittee, with the approval of all persons attending the meeting, ealled an open meeting for March 7, to which students and faculty will be invited to consider the adoption of such a plan. With no exception all of those tak ing part in the conference yesterday were agreed that student government would be desirable on the Oregon cam pus, but some opposition was expressed concerning details of such a system. The general opinion expressed by the faculty representatives was that that group would be glad to be relieved of the responsibility entailed in the mak ing and enforcing of student regula tions. Students Declared Willing Members of the student council and representative students, whose stand on 'the question has been taken as indica tive of the general feeling among the students, were unanimous in their opinion that the students are anxious lor self government and that they would accept the added responsibility gladyl. "Buies are conveniences for the pro tection of the individual and, in this case, should be made by the students themselves,” according to Dr. Harry Beal Torrey, of the student affairs committee, who opened the discussion on the value of student government. Dr. Torrey has witnessed the working of student self-government in a num ber of instances, among them being the University of California, and he be lieves it the only logical solution of problems of student conduct and man agement which have not been settled with entire satisfaction by faculty rules and regulations. Mechanism Is Needed “The faculty and University admin istration are responsible for the schol arship, the morals, and morale of the students to the parents and regents,” according to Dr. Torrey. “The prob lem of student control is to get a mechanism by which the University can adopt a system of control.” Such cases as cheating and thievery, in addition to the conduct of student body business, were cited as problems which are ef fectually handled under the system of student government. Students can best realize the serious (Continued on page four) Faculty Colloquium Approves Saturday Classes; Moves Drill Decisive Action Will Be Taken at Next Regular Meeting, March 1; Investigating Committee Would Meet Crowded Conditions. | Members of the faculty committee investigating the advisability of hold ing Saturday classes and shifting mili tary drill to afternoon periods, report ed favorably on both of these much discussed questions at the faculty col loquium last night. Although no defi nite action can be taken by the mem bers present at colloquium, a thorough discussion of the plan was entered into and the two measures will bo brought before the next regular meeting of the faculty to be held March 1, for an of ficial decision. The matter of holding Saturday classes has been a cause of much dis cussion on the part of the students but no action was taken by the student council to request the faculty to decide either for or against the proposed plan. Opinion among the students appears to be pretty well divided and the matter has never been made an issue for stu dent opinion. A number of faculty members discussed the matter with, the students in an informal manner before submitting their answers to the ques tionnaires sent out by the committee investigating. During the discussion it was pointed out by Dean Dyment and Dr. Rebec that, due to the rapid increase in en rollment, and the slight possibility of any substantial increase in income, economic measures, in the way of build ing space and time, are very necessary. By the use of Saturday morning for classes, a saving of 10 per cent in time and use of buildings would be made possible. From a business standpoint, it was argued, the saving would amount to one $150,000 building, since the present value of buildings is set at about a million and a half. Recommendation Presented The following report of the investi gating committee, which received the recommendation of the colloquium, is to be voted on at the next faculty meet ing: In response to the questionnaire sent out by this committee, 35 re plies were received from 23 schools and departments. In two cases the replies were concurred in by more than one member of the department, so that about 40 persons really re sponded. Fifteen of these preferred one or both of the proposed plans for drill to the present one, while two were in doubt. Opinion was almost equal ly divided as to the possibility of using a double period in the morn ing, while it was almost unanimously agreed that an afternoon period could be so used. Only one favored using Wednesday afternoon, and there seemed to be no choice be tween the other afternoons, but the military department considers Tues day first choice. Only eight favored the present arrangement of drill periods. Twenty-four expressed a willing ness to schedule classes on Saturday morning, while six were unwilling. Two were willing under certain con ditions. In view of these facts, the commit tee asks approval of the following recommendations to the faculty, the first of which is concurred in by the military department, and both J)y the chairman of the schedule committee: First recommendation: That Tues day afternoon from 1 to 1:50 be set aside for mass drill for sophomores and from 1:00 to 2:50 for freshmen, and that the remainder of the al lotted time be arranged by the de partment of military science in a number of small sections. Second recommendation: That classes be regularly scheduled for Saturday mornings. The faculty investigating committee consists of Dr. A. E. Caswell, chairman; Dean William G. Hale, and Dr. B. W. DeBusk. MEMBERSHIP DRIVE BEGUN UBGE STUDENT ATTENDANCE AT BIBLE CLASSES Church Cooperation Committees Hear Plans Discussed at Banquet in Woman’s Building The drive for members for the Bible classes of the down-town churches, which is being instituted under the auspices of the church cooperation committees of the Y. W. C. A. and the Y. M. C. A. was begun enthusiastically at a supper in the Woman’s building last night at which more than 150 student representatives of the various denominations were present. The purpose of the drive is to bring the fellowship of the churches into the campus life bv getting students into the various Bible classes. All the denomina tions are included in the campaign, which will end March 12. The church coopera tion committees wish it distinctly under stood that this is a campus movement entirely, is interdenominational, and is for the benefit of the students primarily. Bible classes for students are being (Continued on page four) “Leap Week” Ordained By Seniors; Women to Call Men;Expense Split Next week will be “Senior Week’’ on the campus, a joy time for every mem ber of the class of 1922, seven days of riotous gaiety for the staid men and women of the class, a period when dull care will be east to the winds and “ dates” rule supreme. Such was the edict of the class at a meeting held last night after hearing the new project outlined by President Leith Abbott. Follow the gruesome details: All women of the class are asked, urged, demanded to make dates with senior men for any time, any place, any occasion during the week. The open season for date making will commence Saturday night at the senior bust and will continue through the week, ending at 12 p. m. Sunday night. Expenses incurred in each date will be paid strictly on a 50-50 basis. The Emerald each morning next week will print sparkling features writ ten by a prominent journalist of the class, concerning the progress of the week. The name of the writer is being withheld for the present because she is a former editor of the Oregana. These stories will tell who was out with whom on the night previous, where they went and how much money they spent. A sergeant-at-arms in each women’s organization on the campus will see that the senior women do their duty. Seniors are making big plans for their second “bust” of the year which will be held in the Eagle hall Satur day night. Eats and Paul Joneses will not be the only features of the evening. 8teps were taken at the meeting laBt night to enter a senior traek team into the inter-class relay games, which will be so strong as to win every event. Glen 'Walkley, varsity captain, was named director of class athletics. To day every senior from Wilbur Hoyt to Spike Leslie is hunting for a pair of spiked shoe*. DEBATE SCHEDULE ALTERED CHANGE IS DUE TO ILLNESS OF COACH AND ONE TEAM February 23 Is Time Set for Women’s Contest; Men’s Triangle Parley Takes Place Marcb 2 The date of the women’s debate be tween the University of Oregon and University of Washington has been changed from February 17 to February 23, due to the illness of the Oregon coach, Clarence D. Thorpe, and both members of the Oregon negative team, Lurline Coulter and Elaine Cooper, which has caused delay in the prepara tion for the debate. Agreement of the Washington team to change the time for the debate was received this morn ing by Paul Patterson, manager of for ensics. The debate of the Oregon affirmative team, composed of Wanda Daggett and Edna Largent, and the Washington negative will be held in Guild hall at 8 o’clock. The Oregon negative team, Lurline Coulter and Elaine Cooper, will meet the girls on the Washington af firmative in Seattle on the same night. The question for the dual debate is: Resolved, that the federal government should pass the veterans’ adjusted compensation bill. The men’s triangular debates be tween Stanford, Washington and Ore gon have been changed from March 3 to March 2 because a glee club concert takes place at Washington on the for mer night. The Stanford affirmative and the Oregon negative will meet at Palo Alto, and the Oregon affirmative will meet the Washington negative on this campus. The question for the men’s debates is: Resolved, that the federal government should levy a tax on manufacturers’ sales. The Oregon affirmative is composed of Ralph Bailey and Paul Patterson, and the negative of Claude Robinson and Charles Lamb. BOBBED HAIR IS ATTACKED Physical Education Director Against Practice of Shearing Locks Oregon Agricultural College, Corval lis, Feb. 7 (P. I. N. 8.)—Bobbed hair should not be indulged in by college women, in the opinion of Miss Edna A. Cooks, director of physical education for women at O. A. C. “A woman’s hair expresses her in dividuality and character,” says Miss Cooks, “and if a woman deprives her self of these two things she loses the respeet of others.” HEALTH COMMITTEE LIFTS BAN ON DANCES CLASSES TD CU^H ON HAND HELD CINDERS SATURDAY Four Events Billed for First Track Meet of Series; Others to Follow BETTER TURNOUT URGED Lack of Interest Shown, Says Foster; Oregon Has Few High Point Men t Action begins Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock on Hayward field, whei classes will clash for honors on tin cinders in the first of the interclas track series. Four events will start the chain of meets that are to be held every Saturday from nowT on until the beginning of the conference meets in the spring term. These events are the quarter mile, the half mile, the mile, and the two-mile. Later on, when the movement gets well under way, all con ference events will be participated in. According to Graduate Manager Jack Benefiel, it is essential that each class elect a captain who shall be made re sponsible for the men of his class showing up on the field. It is hoped by the coaching staff that a great deal of interest will be taken in this new system for developing material for the conference meets. Letter Men Are Eligible Class competition should be keen, as each of the three upper classes have men who made good showings last year. What the freshmen have up their sleeves is not known, as only a small representation has made its appearance on the track this year. However, most of those turning out show good possi bilities of development. Everyone is eligible to take part, letter men and all, and it is necessary that a large num ber do take part. ITayward says that Oregon will not look very good againBt other schools in the conference unless some snap is shown in the near future. At present a handful of men are turning out with some degree of regu larity, but a handful of men are not going to bring home the bacon to their Alma Mater. Hank Foster says that more men turned out for the sport when there were but 600 enrolled in the University than now. Track, he says, is one of the biggest if not the biggest intercollegiate sport, and he cannot understand the apparent lack of interest evinced, especially by the class of 1925. The big factor held to blame in the lack of interest shown is the abolition of interscholastic meets. Penn Belays Is Aim While it is true that Oregon will have a few high point men from last year, the number is but a small part of what it must be if Lemon-Yellow track as pirations are to be realized. On April 27, 28, 29 the Penn relay will be held in Philadelphia, and Trainer Hayward is very anxious to have Oregon repre sented there by at least one team. It is at these races that track men com pete for the championship of America. (Continued on page four) Void of Front, Lemmy Decides To Show Later Lemmy was due on the campus to day and had every Intention of being here, bnt due to unfortunate circum stances, ovsr which the little gentle man had no control, he was unable to arrive on time. As was rumored last week, the young Oregonian has bedecked him self in a complete new attire with which to make his appearance this month. Last night the little smile provoker was ready to step out of the printing Bhop when he noticed his cover was missing, and being very particular of his dress, Lemmy stayed in the shop rather than appear in public without his outside raiment. The printer has promised that Lemmy will he out with all his usual front by tomorrow night, sure, as the cover will be off the press by that time. Epidemic of Colds And Grip Said to Be A Imost A bated Social Affairs to Move on Regular Schedule After Restriction Since January 28; Student Cooperation Commended by Dean J. F. Bovard INTER-FRATERNITY COUNCIL DISCUSSES JUNIOR WEEK-END Sentiment Favors Doing Avi/ay With Canoe Fete as Friday Feature Six resolutions affecting Junior Week-end were adopted last night by the inter-fraternity council, these be ing practically in accord with the rec ommendations made by the student council, with two exceptions. The first of these exceptions was that the canoe fete, while a distinctive feature of the Oregon Junior Week-end, should be abolished. The other exceptions per tained to the time limits of the week end, the council expressing thoir senti ment that it should be from Friday noon to Sunday afternoon. The action of the council was nearly unanimous. Cost Is Discussed Discussions by members of the coun cil brought out the point that, in their opinion, the erection of the bleachers and the other points involved in a suc cessful canoe fete, brings about a greater expense than the results of the fete warrant. It was also statod that the canoe fete fails to reach those peo pie for whom it is intended, namely, the students and visitors, who are un able to get seats. As a substitute for the canoe fete, tho suggestion was made that some sort of department, exhibits might be ar ranged for the visiting high school students. It was held that, inasmuch as Junior Week end is a University function, the visiting students should be shown as much as possible, l he an nual exposition of the University of Wisconsin was cited as an example of what might be done in this respect. It was stated that great numbers visit the University annually for this event. The idoa put forward included some constructive exhibit in every depart ment, special efforts to be made to have the visitors see each exhibit. Would Not Curtail Guests The members of the council felt that in the matter of inviting guests, each house should be the judge of the num her of the guests to be ashed. The general consensus of opinion was, how ever, that invitations should be limited to seniors or graduates of high schools, who show an inclination to attend the University. The elimination of the senior play was advocated, this being held an un necessary expense and that it should be arranged at some other time so that the entire student body could have an opportunity of witnessing it. Another phase taken up was that of the campus day luncheon. It was decided that the University be asked to share a portion, at least, of the expenses incurred by this affair. Copies of the resolutions are to be sent to the president’s office, the stu dent council, Pan-hellenic council, the junior class, and to the Emerald. WARNER TO GO TO CHICAGO Professor 8. B. Warner, of the school of law, has been appointed to teach law of corporations at the Northwestern ; Bummer school in Chicago. Professor Warner has been at Oregon for over two years. He teaches special work in procedure. FLEDGING IS ANNOUNCED Delta Theta Phi announces the pledging of Elme Hardenberg of Scovy, Montana. Infirmary Not Over-crowded; Decline in Number of Cases Handled EPIDEMIC UNDER CONTROL Visiting Nurse Makes 302 Outside Calls During 13-Day Siege Tho ban is offl This announcement will bo hailed with delight by all stu dents, especially those who are mem bers of organizations which have dances scheduled for this week-end. This will mean that tho Frosh Olee and the Junior Lottery can be given as previ ously planned. After careful consideration of the health conditions of the students of the University ns a whole, it was de cided at the meeting of the health ser vice committeo yesterday afternoon in Dean Bovard’s office that the evident improvement warranted the removing of the ban which has been held on dances and other social affairs since Saturday, January 28. The epidemic which has been so infectious is now well under control, according to in formation given out yesterday by tho University Health Service, and there is no thought of putting the ban back on social events unless eondltions should grow considerably worse. Falling Off Is Bapld Tho numbor of cases which are being handled by the health service is falling off rapidly every day. From Monday until Saturday of last week the number dropped from 131 to 40 who applied for treatment. At the first of last week about. 90 per cent of tho cases were those which had to do with the epidemic of colds and grip, and the percentage has now dropped to 45. very few new eases nre coming in, ho that it in felt that things are back to normal winter conditions again. The infirmary is no longer over crowded, and there is room for all stu dents now who need this extra care. This has resulted in doing away with the condition of having a large number of students sick in the various houses on the campus. 302 Calls Made Prom January 25 to February fi, Miss Robertson, visiting nurse, made 302 calls upon Htudents who were unable to got a place in the infirmary, or to come for treatment. She was greatly assisted in her work by the response which students made for cars and drivers. “We wish to express commendation to the student body at large for putting this across,” stated T)r. Tlovnrd yester day evening. “It was because of their cooperation that the matter was cleared up so well.” BOTANY HEAD SPEAKS “Forest Flowers and Shrubs” was the theme of nn illustrated talk given by Professor A. R. Sweetser, head of the botany department, at a forest supervisors’ conference held Saturday at the Cascade Forestry office in the post office building. An informal dis cussion followed concerning the places where certain shrubs might be found in the Cascade national forest, and their value as forage. Weather Forecast BY RADIO San Francisco, Feb. 7.—North Pa cific coast, Wednesday—Rain, fresh to strong southwesterly winds.