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    Oregon Daily Emerald
volume xxm.
—. 41.
Director Prophesies Excellent
Program for Concert
on Saturday
Entertainment Divided Into
Two Parts; Indian Songs
Will be Given
After working steadily and faith
fully for weeks the Women’s Glee club
held its dress rehearsal last night far
the concert to be given next Saturday
evening at the Woman’s building. “The
work of the girls is very satisfactory,”
said Professor John Stark Evans, di
rector of the glee club. “The program
to be given next Saturday evening will
be np to the standard set by that of
the Men’s Glee club a few weeks ago.”
The program, which will begin
promptly at 8:30 is replete with light
and massive numbers by the club en
semble, solos, duets and feature num
bers. In the “Fairy Pipers,” a light
and delicate and racy selection by
Brewer, the girls are going to make an
effort to keep up with the rapid enun
ciation of Arthur Middleton in his ren
dition of the famous “Largo al Fac
totum” at Villard hall on Wednesday
evening. The Dvorak number, “Songs
My Mother Taught Me,” is one of the
really massive selections offered in the
first part of the program. “A Dream,”
by Grieg, works up to a stirring climax
and is one of the most striking and
effective songs in the entire repre
Indian Songs in Part n
Part II of the program is a cycle of
American Indian songs. This part
promises to be a most effective piece
of work, from what is whispered of the
stage settings and costumes that are to
be used. But that is all a secret which
is not to be divulged until the entire
performance is presented at the con
cert next Saturday evening.
An intermission specialty in the
form of a clever little skit will be put
on between Parts I and II of the pro
gram by Maxine Buren and Gwladvs
Enough new material has been devel
oped to make possible a program which
is distinctly different from anything
ever given before. The surprise fea
tures have been prepared with much
care and skill and are said to be strik
ing and unusual.
Ticket Demand Strong
Two days only are left in which to
secure tickets for this musical event.
All seats are reserved and are on sale
at the University Co-op and Kuyken
dall’s Drug Store, the price being 75
cents. The final rush for tickets is
beginning and choice seats are going
(Continued on page three)
Delightful Comedy Offers Unusual
Work in Character Portrayal; Not
Open to Public
“Neighbors" by Zona Gale was the
first one-act play to be produced this
term by the play producing class in the
department of drama and the speech
arts. The roles were taken by members
of the lower division classes, and as a
whole the little play was very well
done. This play and the other ones
which are to follow are not open to the
public, but are produced with full cos
tumes and simple settings.
The play is a delightful comedy
which offers unusual work in character
portrayal. The students under the di
rection of Sadye Eccles, entered into
the spirit of the play admirably. The
members of the cast were: Mis’ Able,
Ruth Fowler; the grandmother, Vio
Powell; Ezra Williams, Clarence Hic
kok; Peter, George Kronenberg; Inez,
Viola Johnson; Miss Miran, Natrude
Larsen; Mis’ Trot, Ruth Clark; Miss
Ellsworth, Florence Garrett.
The play will be produced before the
McKenzie Grange tonight.
John B. Siefert and Lora Teshner
are Soloists; Receipts Will
be Used to Buy Music
An hour and a quarter of the best
music for less than the price of admis
sion to a moving picture show is the lat
est plan of the University Orchestra.
Tickets for the concert to be given in
Villard Hall on Thursday evening,
March 9, will be 25 cents.
“This is not to be the regular home
concert of the Orchestra,” said Rex
Underwood, the director. “Knowing the
little opportunity the students have of
hearing good orchestral music, we
thought it a good plan to give them the
advantage of the training of the Uni
versity’s orchestra, which to my mind is
in better shape than at any time here
tofore. At the same time we hope to
secure money needed very badly for the
purchase of music which the student
body cannot afford to buy. It is the
hope of the organization to be as nearly
self-supporting as possible, and if these
popular-priced concerts prove successful
they will prove a good means of securing
needed money, while at the same time
giving the greatest of service.”
The program for the concert, accord
ing to Mr. Underwood, will not contain
either feature material or light popular
music. The plan is to give several good
orchestral numbers and a few solos of
a purely musical nature. All stunts, he
said, are to be left for the home concert
which will come in the spring.
As one of the soloists, John B. Siefert,
instructor of voice in the University
school of music, will sing “TH% Prize
Song” from Wagner’s “Der Meister
singer,” with full orchestral accompani
ment. This number, Mr. Underwood
said, is so popular that it has been ar
ranged for a solo for almost every kind
of musical instrument there is.
Lora Teshner, cello instructor, will
play “The Song of the Evening Star”
from Tannhaeuser. She will also be ac
companied by the full orchestra.
Middleton’s Baritone Charms
Though Singer Has Heavy Cold
Despite the fact that Arthur Middle
ton was suffering from a heavy cold,
he sang over it, in such splendid fash
ion, that the enthusiastic audience
that assembled in Villard hall on Wed
nesday evening, enjoyed a most excel
lent recital by this cultured baritone
from the Metropolitan Opera company.
His voice is one of smooth, even
quality, splendidly handled, yet it is
very powerful when the necessary de
mands are made on it. Without ques
tion Mr. Middleton is one of the most
satisfactory recitalists before the
American public today. There are few
concert artists who measure up to his
artistic stature, and his audience was
not long in recognizing his superior
vocal qualities and excellent interpret
ive ability.
Two Handel numbers in the first
group, the Recit and Aria from “Ju
das Maeeabeeus,” and “Where e’er
you Walk” from “8emele,” were sung
with a breadth and dignity, so neces
sary for the proper rendition of seri
onslv conceived numbers of the ora
torio type. “Nature's Adoration" Bee
thoven and “I am a Reamer Bold (Son
and 8tranger) — Mendelssohn, with
their contrasting moods, were given
finished readings. “Lugi dal caro
bene”—Secchi, with its lovely sus
tained melody received splendid treat
ment, as did the “Povero Marinar,” a
charming number. Largo al Paeto
turn (Barber of Seville)—Rossini, was
sung with a spirit of splendid good hu
nior and in a very dashing manner. 1
I But few can sing this difficult aria, as
| Middleton does. A most interesting
: song “The Bell-Man” by Cecil For
sythe, Sidney Homer’s “Banjo Song”
'“Uncle Rome” and “How’s My Boy”.
! comprised the next group. The artist's
nearly perfect enunciation and
! pianissimos of the faintest character
were enjoyed immensely in this set of
numbers. Four Kipling Ballads “Fol
low Me ’Ome,” setting by Bell, one of
the most enjoyed songs of the program,
“Smuggler’s Song”—Kernochan, the
popular Tours setting of “Mother
O’ Mine” and Damrosch’s widely
known “Danny Deever” closed the pro
gram. A very dramatic reading was
given the opening and closing num
bers of this group. Five encores were
given in addition to the regular pro
The pianist an d accompanist,
8teward Wille, surely deserve to be
spoken of in terms of highest praise.
The accompaniments, at all times, gave
the singer splendid support and fur
nished fine backgrounds for all his
varying moods. Mr. Wille is also an
artist of splendid interpretive ability
as was conclusively demonstrated in his
playing of Schumann’s “Romance,” and
a Brahams’ "Rhapsody.” He added a
double encore: Cyril Scott’s “A Song
from the East” and Debussy’s “Moon
Patterson and Bailey Take
Affirmative of Sales
Tax Argument
Present Revenue Insufficient
to Retire War Debts is
Stand Taken
Bv a two to one decision the Ore
gon affirmative team defeated the
Washington negative team last night
at Villard hall.
Paul Patterson and Ralph Bailey
represented the affirmative of the ques
tion: “Resolved: That the federal
government should levy a tax on manu
facturers ’ sales;” for Oregon here,
against the Washington negative, Bart
lett Rummel and Eugene Ivey. The
Oregon negative team, Claude Robinson
and Charles Lamb, debated at Stanford.
Patterson, speaking for the affirma
tive, said, “The whole question resolves
itself around the fact that the United
States must raise over six billion dol
lars within the next 14 months. Three
billion of this must be used to retire
debts incurred during the recent world
war, and another three billions should
be available for compensation of World
War Veterans.”
The negative speakers held that the
war debts could be retired by the issue of
short time notes, as has been the cus
tom in the past; that the bonus for ex
service men was not yet a reality, and
that the prospect for the passage of
the present compensation act was very
Advantages of Sales Tax Given
In offering the sales tax as a means
for raising revenue, Ralph Bailey,
speaking for Oregon, said. “The sales
tax offers the advantages of being
dependable, since it is based on neces
sary production: it is easy to obtain,
due to the fact that machinery already
in existence for collecting income taxes
can be utilized; the levying and collect
ing of the revenue will not interfere
with industry, and it is a tax that is
fair to all, the rich and poor alike shar
ing it.”
The negative maintained that a lux
ury tax levied on the 22 billions a
year now spent on such things as chew
ing gum, candy, joyrides, theatres and
other unnecessaries would be sufficient
to care for all the expenditures of the
government that could not be covered
by the ordinary means of taxation.
The affirmative held that such a source
of revenue would be uncertain, as the
amount spent for luxuries vary; that
it would be very hard to collect due
to the fact that many persons at
tempted to evade payment of taxes
during the recent levy, and cited the ob
jections voiced when it was recently
proposed to reestablish the luxury tax
that was in operation during the World
War Debts and Bonus Cared For
In rebuttal, Paul Patterson, speaking
for the negative said, “The obvious
solution to the financial problems of the
country is the tax on manufacturer’s
sales. This tax, since it would amount
to only one cent on every four dollars
spent, would hardly be felt by even
the poorest classes of the country,
and the revenue, which would amount
to more than six billions of dollars a
year, would amply take care of the
retirement of war debts, and the pay
ment of a soldier’s compensation.”
Judges for the debate were Dean Ed
ward L. Clark, of the Oregon School of
Technology, Portland; H. H. Herdman,
of the National Safety Council, Port
land; Professor C. M. Punnnzio, of Wil
lamette University, Salem'. Professor
James Gilbert acted as chairman.
The American Legion Post at Brook
ings, South Dakota, recently passed a
resolution, commending the command
ant of the R. O. T. C. unit at the South
Dakota State College, “for his praise
worthy action in the enforcing of the
correct manner of wearing the uniform
of the United States Army.” The reso
lution stated that the Legion regretted
to see the army uniform worn in a
slovenly and unmilitary manner.
The majority of the churches in Se
attle have organized clubs among stu
dent members at the University of
Washington. Among the more promin
ment clubs are the Newman Club (Rom
an Catholic), Menorah Society (Jewish)
The Luther Club, The Christian Science
Club, Methodists’ Student Association,
and the Patton Club (Episcopal).
Peace 1
Greatest Danger
Permanent So
. Message of Spt
Though results of the recent dis
armament conference at Washington
are tremendous and far reaching th<
greatest danger to the world and to the
people of the United States in particu
lar, lies in the thought that the plans
accepted there have presented a per
maneut solution for all international
difficulties, said Dr. Edgar E. Robin
son, professor of American history at
Stanford university, in his address be
fore the assembly in Villard hall yes
“The plans for world wide peace ac
cepted by the world powers in the
Washington conference are only a step
to the permanent solution of interna
tional difficulties,” asserted the his
torian in concluding his speech.
“The thing that we must have before
this is achieved is some permanent form
of international cooperation. A con
ference similar to the one at Washing
ton so fixed that it may be held every
year with every nation in the world
represented is the only way that inter
national difficulties may be threshed
out without war to assure permanent
world peace.”
Dr. Robinson, who is recognized as
one of the foremost authorities on
American history in the United States,
was summoned to the armament con
ference by Herbert Hoover, one of the
four American delegates to act in the
capacity of quasi official historian and
thus was able to obtain an inside view
and thorough understanding of the pro
ceedings and events. Combining a
high quality of expression with ji per
sonality that was both commanding
and magnetic he portrayed the hap
penings in Washington in a manner that
captured the interest of the students
at once.
Washington during the poriod of the
conference was Paris transformed with
its brilliant assemblage of world re
nowned diplomats. Yet the attitude in
the few days before the sessions opened
was one of pessimism, he said. As one
of his friends characterized it, the pro
posed conference was an example of
ce Not
\on Holds
Lies in Idea that
lution Effected by
Delegates, Is the
taker at Assembly
“the triumph of hope over experience.”
But after Hughes had made his open
ing address, this attitude underwent a
remarkable chnnge and this same cyni
cal friend declared to Robinson that
Washington was now the capital of the
The conference, said the speaker, was
to have been officially opened on No
vember 11, but this day was set aside
to commomorate America’s unknown
soldier and all the vast host of the
world leaders turned out to pay tribute
to the unknown hero. The tremendous
funeral procession was a sight that
made a lasting impression upon him,
Dr. Robinson declared.
Here were gathered all the civil of
ficers of the land, America’s elect pay
ing tribute to her unknown dead. Once
when President Harding halted the
long line in order to personally speak
to the war veterans Dr. Robinson was
able to observe distinctly the only car
riage in the procession, in which wore
seated ex-President Wilson and his
wife, the former white haired, en
feebled, and prematurely aged. He
seemed twenty years older than ho
really was. When the groat throng
saw him, the previous silence was
broken by a suppressed cheer whioh
grew in volume to a mighty burst of
applause that lasted for several min
utes. This demonstration, declared Dr.
Robinson was an indication that the
| sense of fair play and magnanimity
j was coming back to 1-Mo man in the
! street. They recognized that Wilson,
like Washington and Lincoln is dos
tilled to go down in history as one of
America’s greatest presidents. This
demonstration the speaker regarded as
the turning point in the attitude of
the American people toward world af
The conference itself the historian
described with an ability that ennbled
his audience to obtain a clear picture
of the great gathering. At four large
tables arranged in the form of a hollow
(Continued on page four)
Under Old System Mediocre Students
Often Were Able to Avoid
Compulsory Course
Tln> motion passed by the faculty
Wednesday which effects a change in
freshman composition requirements is
the upshot of numerous objections
which have arisen against the old sys
tem of English requirements in the
University. The motion, drawn up by
Dr. Bates of the department of rhet
oric, provides for a complete abolition
of freshman composition courses as now
conducted. Instead of requiring first
year students to pass a written English
examination at the beginning of the
year or to take a year of written
English courses, it is proposed and
sanctioned that English composition be
instituted as one of the requirements
for a degree.
Formerly all students entering the
University as freshmen were given an
examination in composition at the beg
inning of the year. This plan provided
that at least 25 per cent of those tak
ing the examination should be con
sidered as having made a satisfactory
showing, and should be exempted from
compulsory written English courses. At
the end of the first term another 25
per cent was awarded exemption from
these courses so that regardless of the
quality of the work that the student
was capable of, if he was in the upper
fifty per cent, he was fortunate enough
to be granted exemption. Under this
plan, as the theory worked, it was
possible for a person doing mediocre
work in English composition to avoid
the compulsory university courses, if
he was lucky.
Beginning next fall, with the ex
ception of those who are already in col
lege, no man may take a degree until
he has passed a year’s course in written
English. No freshman will be allowed
to take the written English courses
unless he is an English major. Thus
the course must be arranged for in the
last three years of the college course.
Under such an arrangement, the em
(Coatiaufrd oa page two)
Seventeen Football Men to Receive
Awards; Precedent Established
for Giving Letters
Bart Spellman, assistant football
coach at Oregon for the past two years
was reelected to that position for the
ensuing football season at the exeeu
tive council meeting last night. His
salary will remain as in the past at
$1200 for the season. The official
recognition of services meriting the
award of letters and sweaters to mem
bers of the football squad for the
season just past was ulso made at the
meeting after recommendations had
been made by the football activities
Members of the squad who will re
ceive the letters as a result of the of
ficial action of the council last night,
are: William Reinhart, Rutherford
Brown, George King, Karl Vonder Aho,
Barclay Laughlin, Ward Johnson, Har
lan Gram, Earl Leslie, Floyd Shields,
Archie Shields, Prince Callison, Hugh
Latham, Neil Morfitt, Harold Chap
man, Charles Parsons, Martin Howard,
Hugh Clerin. The awards will prob
ably be made at an assembly some time
in the future.
An established precedent for the
awarding of letters to members of the
various squads out for major sports who
have fulfilled the requirements of their
respective activity committee, the Or
der of the “O,” and the executive coun
cil was also made at last night’s meet
ing. The action was taken as a result
of a recommendation made by the
track committee, which suggested that
letters be awarded to men who had
been members of a squad for four years
and who through unfortunate circum
stances over which they had no con
trol and not fulfilled the requirements
of the constitution for the award.
Pete Jensen was awarded a letter
for track as a result of the above ac
tion and at the recommendation of the
Order of the “O” and the track com
Other matters of routine business
were referred back to their respective
activity committees for action.
Varsity Held Certain Winner
in Two Game Series
With Bearcats
Seven Men and Coach Will
Make Trip; Andre to
Go Saturday
Orogou’s basketball quintet will wind
up the conference basketball season
in a two game series with the Wil
lamette Bearcats. The squad, seven
strong, will journey down to Salem this
afternoon on the 2 o’clock Oregon
Electric accompanied by Coach George
M. Bohler. Rol Andre will not make
the trip with the squad as he has to
remain in Eugene to take a quiz. Ac
cording to Coach Bohler he will join
the squad in time for the Saturday
night game.
In spite of the fact that the Bear
cats will be playing in their own lair
with a disastrous season behind tljem
to retrievo it looks as though Oregon
would come through with a double win
over Boy Bohler’s boys. Not only did
the varsity show marked supremacy
over the Salemites in the closing game
of the Eugene series but they have been
improving noticeably in the daily prac
tices in the men’s gymnasium where
they have been working out against the
physical education faculty five that
journeys to Corvallis tonight and other
capable practice combinations.
Seven men will take the train this
afternoon—Couch, Goar and Burnett,
guards; Zimmerman, eonter; Edluuds,
Rockhey and Altstock, forwards. The
team will probably start against the
Bearcats with Burnett and Couch in
the guard berths, Zimmerman at cen
ter, and Rockhey and Edluuds forward.
Andre will journey down to the capital
Saturday afternoon and will likely
break into the initial lineup against the
collegians Saturday night.
Willamette will probably enter the
lists against Oregon with the same line
up which started the two games here
last week end—-Gillette anil Logan, for
wards; Doney, center; and Patton and
Captain Diiniek, guards.
On the relative showing of the two
teams in the series played here last
week the Lemon Yellow should experi
ence little difficulty in winning the
two games at Salem handily, and noth
ing less than a complete reversal of
form on the part of Oregon or Wil
lamette would be necessary for a Bear
cat win.
Woman’s Building Scene of Event,
New Members to Put on Stunts
The order of the “O" is staging a
student body dnnco in the Woman’s
building this evening at 8:30, at which
several members are to put on their init
iation stunts. There are five men who
will perform for the amusement of the
crowd. They are Bark Laughlin, who
won his letter in football this year,
Shrimp Phillips, who acquired an “O”
in track last year, Hal Chapman, who
played quarterback in football, Carl
Svaverud, the boy who played third
on the baseball team last season, and
Walter Wegner, who won his letter in
wrestling about a month ago in the O.
A. C. meet.
An admission of 50 cents is to be
charged, according to Shrimp Phillips,
but he says the stunts alone should be
worth this price, without the dancing,
as they are to be harder and more amus
ing than usual.
Oliv* Johnson Speaks on Problem
of Immigrant Woman
Miss Olive Johnson, field secretary
of the Y. W. C. A. addressed the meet
ing of the association in the Bungalow
yesterday afternoon on “The immigrant
Woman.” Miss Johnson’s talk dealt
chiefly with the work of the “Y" in
the solution of this great national prob
lem. The immigrant woman, according
to Miss Johnson, is cared for and as
sisted by the association from the time
she leaves her foreign home until she
is settled in this country. She also
spoke of the work of the “Y" in for
eign countries.
Vocal solos were given by Esther
Wilson. Tea was served before the
meeting, under the direction of the
social committee.