Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, February 17, 1922, SIGMA DELTA CHI INITIATES' EDITION, Image 1

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    VOLUME xxm.
The Absent Editor.
No Place For Snobs.
Danger From Groups.
Is Editor an Oracle?
By Arthur Brisbane
For one day the editorial typewriter
is silent. Today the editor of the Emer
ald elected to that honored position by
the students of the University of Ore
gon, does not guide the policies of
this publication. Perhaps this morning
the different make-up of the Emerald
attracts the attention of many stu
dents, and it is probable that the more
observative notice a different tone in
the wording of the news stories, a dif
ferent thought expressed in the editor
ials. If the printed word in this sheet
has hurt anyone the initiates of Sigma
Delta Chi take the blame.
Some students look upon higher edu
cation as that process whereby they
ascend from the common people to that
distinguished group known as college
graduates. Usually a freshman when
first entering the University considers
limself above the plane which many
of his friends, and probably his par
ents occupy. With wisdom comes
understanding. Perhaps this is the ex
planation why the senior of a college
is more intimately sympathetic with
persons who have not had the oppor
tunity of obtaining an education is the
Many individuals in their first years
of college life are snobs. Upperclass
men learn that snobbery has no place
in the parliament of man.
Man is a gregarious creature, so
sociologists tell us. One of man’s
characteristic tendencies is to associate
himself with others in groups. In the
first stages of civilization this group
ing had as its purpose protection
against war-like tribes which had
banded together.
In this age of specialization when,
in order to succeed, man must devote
himself to some certain vocation or pro
fession, the group tendency of the hu
man family is especially emphasized.
In college life where there are thous
ands of people, each with his own am
bition, the many societies, groups, clubs,
and fraternities bear witness that the
grouping tendency is accentuated in
the college youth.
Still, when numerous ramifications
of a major group 'reduces the size and
interest of a society to a minimum there
is great danger that the benefits de
rived from group interest is dissipated
into too many channels. Cooperation
through union is being lost through the
desire of the individual for distinction
in a group where there is very little
competition. First of all the college i
student belongs to the student group
and he should consider his position
in that group the greatest distinction.
■When a mutinous crew overpowers
the mates and captain of a ship the dis
posed commanders are given no praise.
Not so with the Sigma Delta Chi ini
tiates who steered this edition of the
Emerald to the press. The captain has
not even been permitted to see our
make-up. But as the temporary edi
tors sought for news and editorial mat
ter they gained the knowledge that the
editorship of the Emerald is no easy i
position. The oracles of ancient
Greece were obscure and ambigious in
giving out their profound statements.
And now we laugh at the oraeles. To
be an editor beloved by all one must
be oracular.
8igma Delta Chi—Will meet at the
Anchorage this. noon. Important.
Straub and Dyment Issue
Statements Favorable to
Student Government.
View Taken That Responsibil
ity is Large; May Not be
Ready For It As Yet.
Student control at the University of
Oregon looms as a campus issue. Cam
pus opinion, forming in past months
through wide discussion of the ques
tion and through instances of the suc
cessful functioning of certain phases
of control in some departments of the
University has almost ripened, think
Members of the administration when
approached on the subjeet yesterday
for the most part favored, even wel
comed the possibility of student con
trol. Some called attention to the fact
that if it will work any where it will
work here where the student body is not
yet large and where the campus is free
from the influence of a nearby metropo
lis. Official consideration has not yet
been given the matter by the student
body but it is predicted that the mat
ter will come up for wide discussion
and a probable vote before the end of
'the spring term. Action of commerce
Students in voting down a proposed
plan for their department is taken to
indicate that-many on the campus would
not care to see the student body burden
itself with the responsibility of stu
dent control.
An indication of administration view
point is given in a statement made
yesterday by Dean Colin V. Dyment.
“The writer believes the University
of Oregon student body is fast nearing
the point at which it can handle disci
planary cases as completely as a fac
ulty committee can do so. I would
caution the Associated Students, how
ever, not to undertake the administra
tion of discipline without full cogni
zance of the responsibility entailed, and
of the loss of time and heartbreak that
are likely to follow. If at some time
the students take over administration
of discipline, I should define the cases
so taken over as principally those af
fecting student ami university honor.
Cheating comes within this catagorv; so
does drunkenness; so would disrespect
toward a University woman, and so on.
“I also believe the students here are1
nearing the point at which they can
administer their own social law. When
faculty and students agree that this
point has been reached, I suspect the
University’s various social rules could
probably be discarded and a student
social code be substituted for them,
enforcement of their own code there
fore to be vested in the student govern
ment. Again, I would caution the As
sociated Students, however, not to take
over the administration of either dis
cipline or the social code until they are
quite certain they are ready and willing
to meet the responsibility. Students
will do this job well provided they do
not undertake it prematurely.
“It is my belief that the faculty com
mittees and members of the general
administration would welcome self
government as above defined, but of
course I am speaking onlv for mvself.”
“I should like very much to see
student government introduced on this
campus, and I believe this is the opinion
of every member of the faculty,” de
clared Dean John Straub. “It would
(Continued on page three)
Indian Origin
And Life Told
by Senator Gill
“We fill our lives with a thousand
inconsequential things and think they
mean everything,” declared Senator
John Gill in an assembly address yes
terday on Indian life in the Northwest
in which he told not only of the deve
lopment and customs of the early in
habitants of Oregon but also something
of the enviable quietude of their lives.
“We talk about the ‘noble red man’
and we apply the term wisely,” said
the senator who speaks from a wide
knowledge of his subject gained from
study made possible by his many years
of residence in Oregon where he came
as early as 1867 to accept a chair at
Willamette university.
The relation of the Indians along
the Pacific coast to the people of cer
tain parts of Asia is clear to the eth
nologist.” said Mr. Gill, stating how
ever that little evidence is extant to
prove it. He believes that it is highly
probable in America as elsewhere that
and earlier and more cultured race was
driven out by a ruder people and in
this case away to the southward in
Arizona and Mexico where evidences
of their superior civilization are to be
found. Where these invaders come
from is not surely known.
Miss Gwladys Keeney sang an ex
cellent interpretation of an aria from
La Boheme. Her encore was especially
well received.
Frequently during the daylight hours
yesterday inquisitive students have ask
ed upperclass men and persons who ap
peared to be indigenous to their sur
roudings to explain the incongruity of
attire affected by three students who
ambled about the campus, addressed the
assembled students from the library
steps and attended class in full dress
costume. A feature wrriter has named
the trio “Hart, Schaffner and Marx,’’
but seniors who have watched the moss
accumulate on the conifers adjacent to
the Emerald shack during the past five
or six years w-ill correctly state that the
three men who were conspicuous about
the grounds yesterday, the three men
who have gathered and arranged the
copy for this edition of the Emerald,
are initiates of Sigma Delta Chi, men’s
national honorary journalism fratern
The three neophytes wrho entertained
the students yesterday—the same three
who are today inside the portals of the
Omieron chapter of Sigma Delta Chi,
C. Allen, Jr., Phil F. Brogan and Edwin
C. Allen Jr., Phil F. Brogan and Edwin
P. Hoyt. The number of students who
have been elected to the fraternity
since its installation here nine years
ago is now 66. Elections are made from
upperclass men and sophomores w’ho
have evinced journalistic ability and
plan to make newspaper work their pro
The pre-initiation requirements of the
fraternity nrp that the neophytes pub
lish one issue of the Emerald and wear
about the eampus for one day the con
ventional dress suit and silk hat. A
cane is also an essential part of the in
itiatory costume. It is customary for
Sterna Delta Chi to hold elections of
eligiblps twice each year. The mra who
were iitiated vpsterday are the first to
be elected to the fraternity in the pres
ent school year..
Sigma Ddta Chi was organized April
17. 19*19 at DePuaw TTnivprsitv, Green
castle. Indiana, and the organization
now embraces chapters in ?,<1 of the
leading schools of journalism in the
Dnited StatPs. On the Pacific coast
there are chapters at Stanford. Oregon.
(Continued on page two)
Though Crippled by the Loss of
Star Heavers, Varsity Looks
Strong With New Infield.
Season Opens on Cemetery
Ridge Against Willamette
Bearcats April 14 & 15.
In spite of the fact that Oregon will
face the coming baseball season minue
several of last year’s stars the Lemon
YeJIlow will undoubtedly place a
stronger and better balanced team into
the fied than that of last yea-. I'or
from all indications the infield will be
a good one with recruits coming up
from last year ’> frosh aggregation to
oolster up the weak spots of 1921.
The pitching staff with only one vete
ran will be more or less an unknown
quantity, but l.cfty Baldwin, Dug
Wright and Phil Ringle w’ith the as
sistance of Roll Gray letterman should
be able to hold down the hurling bur
den. The loss of Art Berg, rated ns on .»
of the best heavers in western college
ciicles and “.lake” Jacobson, big right
hander will be keenly felt in the twirl
ing end of the game but Lefty Bald
win is a por.sider who showed a lot
of stuff in lrs freshman year, enough
sc he can be faifly considered as being
nb’e to go a long way- toward filling
iq Berg’s shoes. Phil Ringle looked
gr od toeing the rubber for the frosh
last spring and with some control
should be able to turn in some wins
for the varsity this year. Wright the
third member of the yearling nine is
also ti righthander who should develop
favorably with the varsity.
Bill Reinhart who cavorted around
the short patch position for the Lemon
Yellow during the latter part of last
season will not answer roll call this
soring, Bill was a three year letter man
and a clever Dali player and his plane
will be hard to fill. Two regulars ii
fhe outfield will hr missed from this
year’s nine, Carl Knudsen and Johnny
Gamble. Knudsen, a three year letter
n an was an exceptionally fine fielder
t.nd one of the Hardest hitters in col
lege ball.
Don Zimmerman who earned his “O”
lakt year in the garden will be back
for another season. Zimmerman is a
good fielder and should lie due for a
good year with the willow. The vacant
places in the outer defense will be
filled up by last year’s subs and fresh
men. Leftv Baldwin who, in addition
to his pitching ability, is also an excep
tional hitter will likely be used in one
of the fields when he is not mowing
down opposing batsmen with his port
In the infield the passing of Rein
hart leaves a vacant berth at short,
while Art Base who hnr.deled the init
ial sack last year wiil probably not be
baek. Lanky Terry Johnson who
handled first for the Babes last spring
should be able ‘o hold down that oosi
tion capably for the varsity. While
infielders like “Ttinty” Moore, “Tejr”
Knight and Sorsby out the short patch
position should be ably handled. Franz
Beller at second and Svarverod at
third will be out for their old posi
tions but are likelv to find some stiff
competition in Knight. Sorsbv, Moores,
and Moore. Behind the bat "Spike”
Leslie will be on deck for his final
fling at college baseball and will find
some able assistants in Ward Johnson.
Flovd Shields and Doc Furrv.
(Continued on page two)
One Wild Night
Is Promised For
Hendricks Hall
Barroom Party
Climax of Senior Week to be
Marked by Gun Toting and
Wearing of Sombreros.
Forty nights in a barroom are to bo
condensed into one wild and glorious
night at 8:110 this evening when the
Barroom Bust gets underway in Hen
dricks hall. Both Susan Campbell hall
and Hendricks arc cooperating in ar
ranging the climax, but not the end,
of Senior Week.
“Bring your sombreros and guns,”
is the word which goes forth to the
seniors from the wigwam of the
powers that be. Sombreros can be
checked at the door, but the committee
in charge advises all sane seniors to
tote their fire irons into the Bust. All
lights will be covered with armor, and
it is rumored that statuary which might
attract the gun fire of inebriate sen
iors has been stowed away.
Beal beer will be served over the bar
by a relic of the days of '49. It is prob
able that the beer will have a root to
it, but it is not known if this will be
the root of evil.
Senior week will come to a glorious
finish over the week-end. On Satur
day afternoon the Pi Beta Phi and
Delta Delta Delta houses are enter
taining with a matinee dance at the
home of the former. On Sunday Kappa
Alpha Theta will be hostess at a puper
chase, “hares and hounds,” or some
like diversion to be held in the adju
(•(lit hills and Valleys. The party is
to start early in the morning.
Doughboy’s Neck
Severed By Axe
“The Doughboy,” which is being
. modelled by Avard Fairbanks came in
ior some hard knocks last night when
the tempermentul sculptor took an axe
in hand and ruthlessly chopped off I
the warrior’s head.
To explain Mr. Fairbanks has
been working for some time to com
plete “The Doughboy” and announced
I yesterday that the figure would be cast
in plaster this wees. However in the
midst of his work last night he decided I
that he w'as not satisfied with De
position of the hero’s head and
promptly took this simple and brutal
j method of remedying the figure.
He expects to make several improve
meats and to finish anoth t head so
that the casting may be completed next
week. Later “The Doughboy” wi 1
be sent to New York to be cast in
Senior Pictures
To Be Nameless
Pep! The seniors have lots of it (lur
ing senior week. Why not include
senior write-ups for the Oregana in
the numerous activities? Unless the
write-ups are all in by the end of this
week there will be several seniors in
the senior section of the Oregana with
out any histories, say those in charge.
The senior pictures are all in and
! *hc section will be in the hands of the
; printers by the end of this week.
Intramural Athletics Should
Fill Exercise Need of All
Opinion of Jack Benefiel.
Valuable Plaque to be Given
High House at End of Year
to Stimulate Interest
"Intra mural sports ut this, the state
university, should be a part of the
state wide health program, they should
develop nion, give them a chance to
learn to take systematic exercise
through spontaneous play,” is the way
Jack Benefiel, graduate manager, char
acterized the movement on the part of
the department of physical education,
the coaching staffs and the graduate
manager to place doughnut uthletics
on such a basis at the University of
Oregon as to secure the active parti
cipation in some form of athletic activ
ity of*-every able bodied man enrolled.
Already nine sports are listed on the
comprehensive program of doughnut
uthletics und it is tho plan of II. A.
Scott of the physical education depart
ment and Jack Benefiol, graduate
manager, to offer to the house coming
out on top under the prosont system
of competition a very pretentious silver
plaque, which would be awarded tem
porarily each year to that house stand
ing highest in all of the various sports
listed at the end of the year. The
house having its name engraved on the
plaque for the third time would come
into its permanent possession.
According to both Jack Benefiol and
Harry Scott, this plaque is going to be
something out of the ordinary and an
award that would be really worthy the
name. Tentative plans indicate that
it will be of silver, large in size ap
propriately engraved and shaped. This
proposed award for the high house in
doughnut events throughout the year
will not in any way effect the award
ing of cups for championship cups in
separate branches of sport, that is the
baseball and basketball cups will con
tinue to be given.
While there is a possibility that some
sporting house will donate a suitable
plaque for the all around intramural
champions it is thought by the men
behind the movement that it will be
necessary to purchase one so there will
be a small admission price charged to
the boxing and wrestling finals which
will be held in the armory on Friday
night, February 2-1. Physical director
IT. A. Scott makes an especially strong
plea for women to come to that event
and personally guarantees that nothing
objectionable in any form will take
place while on the other hand the
matches will be well worth seeing, as
in all the events the men will be evenly
"I hope that the women of too I ni
vorsitv will get behind this plan ami
that they will turn out to the wrestling
and boxing finals on the 24th. Ab
solutely everything that could be con
sidered objectionable will be elimin
ated, the bouts both wrestling and box
ing will be under intercollegiate rules
and it will not be a question of prize
fights but of skillful boxing. What
we are trying to do,” Scott continued
! “ is to get over a big educational ath
letic program that will interest every
body in the University. The intramural
| athletics developed under this system
'will be extensive in scope as opposed
! to the intensive tendencies of the col
(Continued on page three)