v of o 3 Oregon Daily Emerald VOLUME XXIII. UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, EUGENE, FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 1922 NUMBER 110 ASSEMBLY SPEAKER PORTRAYS SPIRIT OE Dr. Woodbury Brings Audience Closer to Emerson and His Group ANECDOTES ARE AMUSING Incidents Told Draw Thoreau and the Alcotts Vividly Before Hearers A smallish old man with a kindly face stepped forward on the platform at Villard hall yesterday morning and won his audience with a smile. With out preliminaries, Dr. Charles J. Wood bury, associate of Emerson, Thoreau and the Alcotts half a century ago, carried his audience back at once into Emerson’s study in the days when this circle reigned supreme in literary America. The speaker’s very dress, the conventional long black coat, high white collar and black bow tie, helped to transport his hearers into the atmo sphere of those earlier times, and he pictured those great literary figures with a faithfulness that made them as real as the speaker himself. Ralph Waldo Emerson was portrayed to the students of the University, not impersonally as a historic figure in literature, but as an intimate friend, because Ur. Woodbury thinks that to understand Emerson’s work the reader should know something of the man’s personality. As one of the few sur vivors of the Concord group of writers spoke, it was as if the famous New England scholar himself were telling of his life. Met Emerson at 62 Dr. Woodbury, who was once the associate of the essayist, also spoke of Thoreau and Louisa May Alcott, both friends and co-workers in a group of noted writers. “It was when Emerson was 62 years old that I first met him,’ said Dr.'Woodbury. “Even then he had retained all of his agressiveness and did not show his age. His eyes at times had an introspective look and his face wore the expression of a seer.” The speaker, introduced by Presi dent Campbell, told informally of his experiences with the literary people of New England. He wandered at random over various incidents in the lives of those he knew. He gave brief personal glimpses, and it was one from their midst who was speaking. Once or twice the speaker brought a ripple of laughter from the audience by relating some peculiar anecdote of the life and philosophy of Emerson. It was said that when one of the contempor aries criticised Emerson for what he termed lack of sociability he was asked the basis of his criticism. “Oh, when he talks to you he acts like he were ad dressing a large and intelligent audi ence,” was the reply. Always iteaa opeeuuca Dr. Woodbury declared that when Emerson wrote some of his theory of self-reliance he stated that “all that society gives to a person is composure. One of Emerson’s habits was to always read his speeches. Instead of looking his hearers in the eye lie would gaze intently into space o- would occupy himself with shuffling his manuscript while presenting his theories. “Emerson believed that manners and morals go together,” said the speaker. “His own manners had an exquisite charm I never knew him to be late at an appointment. He was punctual be cause of his regard for men as men. Anything odd or peculiar in the dress or action of a person is said to have been exceedingly annoying to the poet GSSfl Vist. Dr. Woodbury was also a personal friend of Thoreau. He described some of the details of Thoreau’s life and his interest in nature. He told of the trips which he had taken with the naturalist through the woods and of the things which he had learned. “He knew to a dav when the wild flowers would cast their seeds and he was familiar with all the life of the wild creatures." said Dr. Woodbury. Aleott Home Visited The home of Louisa May Aleott was frequently visited by Dr. Woodbury. He described the various incidents in her life and told of the surroundings in which she grew up. It was when she was seven years old that she wrote a plav, which was acted out by the neig. bors. When she was 16 her first story was published and it was several years later that she joined the army as a nurse. Dr. Woodbury spoke Wednesday to a gToup of students in addition to his ad dress to the student assembly. He left (Continued on page three) RELAY CARNIVAL BILLED FOR SEATTLE STADIUM Practically Every College on Coast to Compete in Washington Meet, April 29 University of Washington, April 13— j (P. I. X. S. Special) — Washington’s 1922 track season opens at 2:30 p. m. i Saturday, April 29. in the Stadium, j Practically every college on the Pacific j coast will compete for first place in' this classic. According to Coach Clarence “Hec” Edmundson, this will be the third and largest Washington relay carnival ever held. More colleges have entered this year than in any previous carnival. A wide diversity of events is prom ised by the program. It includes seven college relays, two 100-yard dashes, a pentathalon, a 200-meter dash, a 1500 meter run, two relays between King county high schools and University freshmen, and the interfraternitv relay. The feature event of the meet is ex pected to be the 100-yard dash. Victor Hurley, the Washington sprint ace who won that event last spring, and Casey Anderson, who placed second, are the pair whom Edmundson thinks will probably represent the purple and gold this season. Dave Metlen is a certainty for the pentathalon. STUDENTS TO STAGE SHOW OLD FASHIONED COLLEGE NIGHT TO ENTERTAIN PREPPERS Football Men to Receive Sweaters; Basketball Awards May Be Delayed Tonight’s show at the Women’s building is to be a regular old-fashioned college night, according to a statement made by student body president Lyle Bartholomew yesterday afternoon. “This is going to be a pep-fest that will send a thrill down the backs of all those present and show <jur prepper guests what the Oregon spirit is really like when it overflows with enthusiasm j and fun!” was the opinion unanimously j voiced by the committee in charge. The program has been repeatedly i advertised for so many days in ad- I vance that most of the campus students are familiar with its content. A selec tion from Victor Herbert’s “The Only Girl” will be the feature number of the orchestra, under the direction of Rex Underwood. “From the Land of the Sky Blue Water” and “Where the Moon Drops Low” will be the offerings of the girls’ glee club. The men’s glee club will present “The Shores of Sigh ing” and “Invictus.” These numbers will be followed by pictures taken last Junior Week-end, featuring David Husted as the renegade frosh, Hilde garde Repinen in a campus study scene, and all of the 1921 frosh going through a sort of farcical Dante’s Inferno. Of particular interest to the high school athletes will be a series of slow and rapid motion pictures of world fa mous athletes, doing some of their greatest “stunts,” explained by Bill Hayward, Oregon’s well-known trainer: and coach. Bill is pretty busy prepar ing for the event and had not much time to talk yesterday, but he did stop to say that Gourdin of Harvard, doing the 25-foot 2-inch broad jump in both the slow and fast motion picture would be one of his features. He will also show pictures of some of Oregon’s fa mous athletes in action. The real climax of the evening, how ever, is the presentation of the sweat ers to the 17 football men, basketball letters to the girls ’ team, and possibly last season’s basketball sweaters for the men. The last named event is not a certainty, as the arrival of the awards may be delayed by train service. If, however, the basketball sweaters do arrive, it is expected, says Graduate Manager Jack Benefiel, that there will be sweaters in the shipment for Jimmy Meek, manager of the basketball team; Pete Jensen, Varsity javelin and pole vault man, and Walter Wegner, captain of last season’s wrestling team. Don Zimmerman, who is credited by Coach 1 Bohler as deserving a sweater, will wait and try to win his sweater in Varsity baseball this spring rather than take the basketball sweater at the present awarding. The men who will receive awards are as follows: Football — Reinhart, Brown, King, Vonder Ahe, Laughlin, Johnson, Gram, Leslie, F. Shields, A. 8hields, Callison, H. Latham, Morfitt, Chapman, Parsons, Howard. Clerin, Havslip (Mgr.). Basketball (if sweaters arrive) — Rockhev, Altstock, Couch, Goar, Ed lunds, Bellar, Andre, M. Latham, Bur nett, Zimmerman (no sweater), Meek (manager), Jensen (javelin and polo vault), Wegner (wrestling). Girls’ basketball—Emily Perry, Lucy Van der Stene, Dorothy McKee, Char lotte Howells. CHI OMEGA PLEDGES Julia Opp of Portland and Henrietta Gouy of Marseilles, France, now in the French department of the University, ] were pledged last night by Chi Omega. STAGE IS SET FOR FIRST ANNUAL ALL STATE RELAY TODAY Cinder Track Is in Excellent Condition Despite Recent Rainy Weather NINE ENTRIES NOW LISTED 0. A. C., Linfield, Chemawa, Reed, Cottage Grove and Eugene High Coming The stage is set, and with everything in readiness and waiting for the start er ’s gun, the first all-state relay will start promptly at 3:30 o’clock this afternoon on Hayward field. In spite of the recent rains the new cinder path is in excellent shape and the oval is certain to be fast under foot, though it may be wet. Today’s events will consist of: 100 yard dash, Class B; high jump, Class A; shot put, 16-pound, Class B; broad jump, Pentathlon; half mile relay, Class B; half mile relay, Class A; pole vault, Class B; two mile relay, Class A; javelin throw, Pentath lon; half mile relay, Class C; broad jump. Class B; 22 meter, Pentathlon (218.72 yards); two mile relay, Class B; javelin throw, Class B; 440 relay, high schools; discus throw, Pentathlon; high school shot put (12 pounds); med ley relay' Class C (first two men run 220 yards each, the third 440 and the fourth 880); 1500 meters (1640.43 yards) pentathlon. Entrants Are Classified The entrants are divided into four classes as follows: Class A, University of Oregon and the Oregon Aggies); Class B, Willamette University, Pa cific University, Linfield College, Reed College, Chemawa; Class C, the Oregon and Aggie freshmen; Class D, Eugene and Cottage Grove high schools. All competition will be confined within the above class lines. The lists of entries have been coming in all week and is complete with the possible exception of Willamette Uni versity, which may increase the nine en tries now listed. The schools entered in the relay have the following entries: Oregon 29, Aggies 34, Linfield 16, Chemawa 18, Pacific 33, Reed 14, Rooks j 13, Frosh 13, Eugene high school 16, \ and Cottage Grove high school 14. Judges Are Selected The field officials for the two days are as follows: Referee, Walter Hum mel; starter, Clyde Johnson; judges of finish, Dean Dyment, Professor Ray mond Wheeler, E. C. Simmons; field doctor, Dr. Waller; clerk of course, Leith Abbott; assistant, Tubby Ingle; j scorer, Spike Leslie; assistant, Hadden Rockhev; announcer. Bill Spear; press steward, Floyd Maxwell; field marshal. ; John Hanna; field judges and inspec tors, Shv Huntington, George Bohler. A1 Lomax, Neil Morfitt, Eddie Durno, Karl Yonder Ahe, Louis Dunsmore, Colonel Bairn, Sam Warner, Captain Lewis, Peter Crockatt, Hank Foster, Professor McDougle, George King; games committee, Dean Bovard, H. C. ) Howe and .Tack Benefiel; track man-; ager, John Palmer; assistants, Hull, Doug Farrell, Bussell Gowans, Kenneth Cooper, Lundehurg, Gene Kelty. George Stuart, Hawkins. Bill Hayward, who has charge of the meet, makes the urgent request that all persons not wearing badges stay off the field, it being absolutely necessary that all persons minus the proper 1 authority remain off the track. Bill said in this regard, “It is necessary that people without official badges stay off the field; if they don’t we’ll have to put them off, which will only prove embarrassing to them.” KILPATRICK WRITES PAPER Director of Extension Division Compiles Article for National Convention Earl Kilpatrick, director of the ex tension division, has been asked to Bpeak on “Publicity Methods of Com mercial Correspondence Schools” before the National University Extension as sociation which meets in Lexington, Kentucky, on April 22. As he is un able to attend, Mr. Kilpatrick has writ ten and forwarded a paper to be read 1 at the convention. In the paper, Mr. Kilpatrick urges the regulation of commercial corre spondence schools so that “those that do not give competent instruction should be persuaded or forced to mend their ways or to retire from the busi ness.” He asks that the National Uni versity Extension association favor legislation by Congress which would give the Bureau of Education the right to inspect, standardize and regulate all interstate correspondence study instruc tion. MAJOR BAIRD TO GO Commandant of R. 0. T. C. to Leave University After Four Years Here CHANGE IS ADVANCEMENT Four Year Courses Given for Officers in All Branches of the Army Major Raymond C. Baird, head of the University military department since 1919, will be transferred at the end of this year, according to word received yesterday from the war department. He expects to receive orders within a few days to attend the army school of the line at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, for one year beginning next September. The successor to Major Baird has not been named and it is not known just how long it will be before a command ant for the Oregon R. O. T. C. unit will be named. Major Baird took charge of tlio unit in the fall of 1919, just fol lowing the disbanding of the S. A. T. C. The school of the line is attended by officers who are chosen from all branches of the army by the war de partment. It is the second year of a four-year course which includes special schools for infantry, cavalry, and ar tillery officers, schools of the line and staff and the war college nt Washing ton, D. C. There is no indication that Major Baird will be reappointed to the University following the completion of the year’s course. The selection is said to indicate an advancement in his military career. In commenting on Major Baird’s de parture President Campbell said: “Along with our sincere regret at the loss of Major Baird there is very groat gratification in the fact that he has received the appointment to the school of the line at Leavenworth instead of to the preliminary school in Georgia, which indicates the high estimation in : which he is held by the war depart ment. His work in the University of Oregon has stood out in a notable way in the fact that he has been able to combine educational values with strict ly military values to a very unusual extent. His organization has won the special commendation of the officers whose duty it has been to inspect the R. O. T. (i. units of the West. Major Baird faced a difficult t.ask in assum ing his duties at a time when, following a general demobilization, the reaction against the S. A. T. C. was at its height. Both skill and judgment were required to overcome the difficulties of the sit uation and to place the R. O. T. 0. on a strong educational basis. The Uni versity of Oregon owes a debt of grati tude to Major Baird for the important service which he has rendered it in this respect. His unvarying fairness and courtesy have mane him a host of per sonal friends on the University cam pus.” ANNOUNCEMENTS Seniors—Place orders for graduation announcements at Co-op before April 20.—Committee Chairman. Eugene Filipino Club Special mooting will be held at 8 o’clock in Dean Straub’s room, Friday, April 14. Oregon President Gives Welcome to Conference Guests The University is glad to welcome to its campus the delegates to the conference of high school student body presidents and other officers. This conference was thought of by members of the University student body as an opportunity to serve students in the high schools and is being arranged and managed by them with the assistance and co operation of members of the Uni versity staff and leading public school officers. I am sure that the discussions at the conference will be mutually helpful and that the delegates will take back to their schools reports which will be of ser vice in their school activities. It is always a genuine pleasure to greet high school visitors. I hope greatly that they may all have an oppor tunity not only to attend the con ferences but to visit and become well acquainted on the campus. P. L. CAMPBELL. GIRLS’ BASEBALL TEAMS DRAW FOR LEAGUE PLACES Teams Divided into Two Leagues which Are Evenly Matched and Close Competition Is Expected The house captains drew for places ! in the girls’ doughnut baseball league at a meeting Monday night. Those drawing for League 1 were Delta Gam ! ma. Oregon club. Kappa Kappa Gamma. Pi Beta Phi, Phi Omega, Zeta Rho Ep silon and Gamma Phi Beta, and for League 2 were Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Phi, Hendricks hall. Kappa Alpha Theta, Susan Campbell hall, Delta Delta Delta and Alpha Chi Omega. In speaking of the series, Charlotte Howells, head of doughnut baseball, said: “The leagues are evenly matched and there will be keen competition. There is a great deal of enthusiasm and the girls are turning out finely.” The games will start Wednesday, April 19, with Delta Delta Delta against Alpha Chi Omega and Kappa Kappa Gamma against Chi Omega. Thursday Hendricks hall will play Alpha Delta Pi and Gamma Phi Beta will play Ore gon Club. On Friday Alpha Phi will play Knppa Alpha Theta and Zeta Rho Epsilon will play Pi Beta Phi. The student umpires are to be Ruth Wolff, Carolyn Cannon, Grace Snook, Alico Evans and Charlotte Howells. BASEBALlSlADlAY PLAY TWO-GAME SERIES DEPENDS ON WEATHER CONDITIONS Pacific University Nine Here; Practice Needed Badly Before Trip to Seattle Next Week Weather permitting, Oregon’s baso ball squad will swing into action against the nine from Pacific Univer sity this afternoon on Cemetery Ridge at 4:30 o’clock. The Badgers are hero for a two-game series with the Varsity but unless the game is played today they will probably return to Forest Grove without waiting for the sched uled Saturday morning contest, accord ing to Jack Benefiol, graduate manager. It will require a drying day of sun shine to put the Varsity diamond into shape for the playing of the games, which are grievously needed by the Oregon squad as it is the last oppor tunity for actual practice before the series with the strong University of Washington nino in Seattle next week. Pacific university has an unusually strong team and the series would go a long wav toward preparing the locals for the strenuous northern trip. Tf the games should be played, prac tically all of the men out for the Var sity would have a chanco to show their wares, as Conch Bolder has had but little chance to get a line on his men thus far. Ringle, Wright, Baldwin and Gray will all get a crack at the lioaving with Watson or Spring Johnson behind the bat. The infield will be manned by a crew picked from Terry Johnson, Franz Boiler, Dinty Mooro, Svarvorud, Goodrich, Jim Ross, Hunk Latham and Bill Colling. Spike Leslie will not be available for the first, game ns he is one of the officials at the all state re lay on Hayward field. In the outfield Don Zimmerman will work part of the time at least at. his old berth in left field, while Sorsby, Fargher, Couch, Anthony, Grotli and Leonard will likely have a chance to show their stuff. OREGON WELCOMES FOR CONFERENCE Preppers Registering Early; Are Ready to Consider Serious Subjects STATE EDUCATORS GATHER J. A. Churchill, A. C. Strange, C. A. Howard to Take Part in Program They ’re from all over Oregon, and they’re arriving on every train. Ap proximately 100 registered yesterday, a day before the specified time for regis tration. J. A. Churchill, state super intendent of public instruction, C. A. Howard of Marshfield and A. C. Strange of Astoria arrived on the cam pus yesterday afternoon. New faces are appearing on the cam pus constantly. Oregon students moet them on the street, one, two, three of them, marching abreast, with their dis tinguishing ribbons pinned to their coat ' lapels, and usually an Oregon Knight in attendance, to see that they arrive safely at tho houses where they are to bo guests during the week-end. But tho new students are not the only ones who look about with interost, for to many of the University students, such and-such a visitor is so-and-so, who was a freshman in high school when the said University student graduated from the same school. Much visiting and renewing of old r -quaintances is going on. The serious vork of tho con ference begins this morning, after which thoro will bo little time for any thing but concentrated consideration of the subjects in hand. The two days allotted for the conference is a short time to accomplish the needed work. Conference Is Held A conference was hold in President Campbell’s office yesterday evening, beginning at 8:15, where the problems and program of the conference wore ex plained and discussod by Lyle Bartholo mew, student body president. C. A. Howard of Marshfield, A. C. Strange of Astoria, Professors H. Tt. Douglass and F. L. Stetson of the school of edu cation, Farl Kilpatrick and Alfred Powers of tho extension division were present at the conference. A tour of the campus under tho di rection of the Oregon Knights will be a feature of this afternoon when tho visiting students will be conducted about the campus to visit the buildings and the various departments. All pro fessors will remain in their offices to give interviews and personally conduct the visitors through the departments. Special Exhibits Featured All the departments in the University will be open to the delegates over the week end and special exhibits will be a feature of many. The department of architecture is keeping on exhibition (Continued on page four) “Shady Lady" Star Could Go To April Frolic, Thinks Writer By An Observer (Ions county critics may disagree for time immemorial about the worth of “The Shady Lady” as produced by the Burlesque (dub, but one thing is certain and that is if Delbert Faust, who plays the part of Minnie Symperson, wasn’t among those present at the April Frolic the other night he certainly has less confidence in his ability as a female impersonator than those who saw him act in Guild hall last night. Of course, his voice is just a little—well, heavy for that of a lisping co-ed but a little camphor on a handkorchief would easily convince anybody that he was merely suffering from a spring cold. The only thing that fitted him better than his part was his dress, and that was noth ing to be sneezed at, or in. Perhaps if the novelty orchestra which filed in just before the curtain parted, had been along on a barnstorm ing tour, the success of the production would have been more certain. Old .Toe Nightwatch himself can’t boast of as many different keys as could this seven piece group of harmony hunters. To their credit, however, it must be ad mitted that what they did play made one wish they would cut loose and plav like past experience has led us to be lieve they can play. (Here’s hoping they really meant to imitate a small town municipal volunteer orchestra practicing the second night after its organization, otherwise somebody’s feelings will probably be hurt.) Joe Clark's nock and shoulders had something that hinted of Greek art in their curves and hulk, but it was Atlas rather than Venus that they reminded one of. As Belinda Treherno he made excellent use of the deep, emotional voice of which he is the master. Fergus Reddie blossoms out with his hair parted in the middle before the play has progressed very far and tho effect is not entirely unpleasant. In fart, when he says “dammit” and “hell—o” one is quite sure that Mr. Reddie wouldn’t be a bad sort to go fishing with. But just the same it’s hard to imagine him becoming instan taneously infatuated with Maggie Mac Farland for even if she, Norvell Thomp son, right up and admitted that she was a “verra bonnie lassie” it cannot be denied that her face was her fortune and the Jast man she need fear was the income tax collector. • • • Anyway, a farce is a farce and any one familiar with “Boon” Keeney as he appears on the campus in his devil may-care black sombrero and “keep away-from tobacco” cigarette holder, will enjoy seeing him emulate a low land widow who has a bad case of rheumatism gathered, presumably, when digging peat out of a muggy marsh. He does very well as one "who’d be more o’ a mither than a wife t’ ye.” • • • "The Shady Lady” will be repeated again tonight at Guild theatre.