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Oregon Daily Emerald
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Floyd Maxwell 0 ° Webster Ruble
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Official publication of the Associated Student* of the Univenity of Oregon, issued daily
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Daily New* Editor Thi« I»«ue
Night Editor This Issue
A University and the ''Swelled Head
An acute case of the “University bighead,’’ such as has been dis
played in the recent agitation over the matter of dropping a distinc
tive Oregon tradition out of sight forever, is clearly a concrete prop
osition for which a cure must be soon forthcoming,—else the habit
of tradition-dropping will surely develop into a dangerous one. The
argument that this University is outgrowing its traditions is prepos
terous. Never can a University outgrow the traditions which have
made it possible for its democracy to attain this growth.
Campus days, campus luncheons, the “hello” tradition and many
others have made it possible for Oregon to establish a distinctive
reputation. And where these sacred traditions are threatened, then
this very distinction which we as students cherish is likewise threat
ened. Other universities and colleges on this Pacific Coast have ap
parently been afflicted with the same false impression—that of
“outgrowing” the old marks of their distinctive student life. The
result has not been as happy as might be expected.
Because there was an apparent lack of spirit and loyalty at the
University of Washington last year among the men on the campus
there was found necessary a mass meeting which every able-bodied
man attended and where they were pleaded with to turn out and
help build a football team which would represent Washington. Such
a thing has never been necessury here, yet the trail which some have
chosen,—that of indifference to the traditions of Orgon—will event
ually lead to the breaking down of this distinctive spirit of ours.
A few weeks ago a student assembly at the University of Cali
fornia, where nine thousand students are enrolled, brought out
sixty-five. There is an example of a University which has outgrown
every vestige of a spirit which binds its students together as only the
human fellowships of University life can bind them together.
Can we as loyal students of Oregon assume that we are “too big”
to keep up the traditions which have made this University one where I
a spirit of love and loyalty to the alma mater have built and pre
served a distinction which is inimitable and cannot be approached by j
institutions to the north and to the south of us?
And with the cry that we are “too big”—with our ever-present
“University bigheadness”—let us not forget that Oregon is the small
est state University in point of enrollment on the Pacific Coast. Then
raise a question as to the substantial foundation for the “bighead
ness. ’ ’
The A. S. U. 0. constitution adopted one year ago has survived
very well indeed, but even at that it has survived with its loopholes.
These loopholes have been obvious from time to time during the
year, and now is the logical time for the amendment proposals to be
forthcoming. Amendments are a necessity to any constitution and
the A. S. U. O. cannot escape. Committees from the student council
are considering proposals for bettering conditions, and there will be
something more than the selection of candidates for the students to
consider at the regular election time.
The University symphony orchestra, which appears for its first
public concert in Eugene tonight, has something of value to offer. As
a student aetivivty the orchestra has covered more territory than any
other organization representing the University with the exception of
the football eleven. The trip was successful because value was re
ceived by all who attended the concerts. Pride in the achivemeut of
the orchestra can be demonstrated by the student attendance tonight.
WOMEN’S RIFLE TEAMS
WILL MEET 0. A. C. MAY 6
Skilled Riflewomen of Intramural Com
petition to Be Chosen for Squad
Representing U. of O,
The first intercollegiate women's gal j
lerjr rifle contest, in which u team of
Oregon co-eds has taken part, is ached
uled for Saturday morning, May ti, with
a picked team of women rifle experts
from O. A. C. The scores will be fired
in the Oregon R, O, T. (’, gallery but
at a later date a return match will be
fired at Corvallis.
Oregon’s team of co ed riflewomen I
will be chosen from the ranks of those
who exhibited skill in the women's
doughnut competition. Lieutenant M
K. Knowles, in charge of women’s rifle
activities, sava: “Twenty-five girls
have been selected to try out for the
women’s team. These 25 were selected
for their ability, coolness and consist !
cney in shooting both from their past
records during; practice firing ami in
the doughnut rifle competition. The i
team will finally consist of 15 members
to be selected by tryouts between now
and May 6.”
The 25 women from whom the final
team to represent Oregon will be chosen
are: Wave Anderson, Claudia Broders
Marjorie Baird, Margaret Clark, Wanda
Baggett, Helen Dougherty, Mary Der
ham, Mahle Hue Green, Kmilv Houston
Bessie Holts, Mable Johnson, Alta Kel
!y. l.ola Keirur, Jennie MeClew, Marian
Phv, Martha Pickens, Myrtle Peoker
Irene Redman, Nellie Rowland. Lillian
Stephens, Kdith Sliffle, Margaret Sev
mour, Harriet Vearie, Leah Wagner
On the afternoon of May 6th a match
will be fired between an Oregon men's
team and an O. A. C. men’! team
Members of the Oregon team have not
yet been announced.
The Crow’s Nest
These are times that try men's souls!
This beautiful ami original sentiment
has been voiced on two or three previ
ous occasions, but never with the efful
gence of expression that you now be
hold before you. This is indeed a time
of stress, and one unguarded step of a
nomadic foot might drag our fair civil
ization back a full decade. Time flaps
on invisible wings and one day succeeds
another with remarkable -regularity.
The student body election is nearly
Student body elections have been
among us before, but never with the in
tensity and extensity that they are
with us now. Soon the brass-plated
armor of the brave will clang to lusty
combat. Loud and long the battle will
rage. The triumphant shout of the
victor will permeate the night air, but
the woe of the vanquished will sough
across the miasmic back alleys like the
dying wail of a mangy tomcat.
• • •
Greatness is not always a joy for
ever. For that matter, it is not much
fun at any time. For me, as well as
for some other great men, obscurity is
a consummation devoutly to be wished,
as H. G. Wells once remarked in non
chalant terms. It is indeed a melan
choly obsession which stares me full
in the face. My friends, numerous as
the stars of the sky for multitude, have
besieged me in platoons and batallions,
asking me to run for a student body
office. They don’t care what I run
for, and I don't either. I have desired
the quieter walks of life, but the de
mand of service is ringing in my ears.
Persons who haven’t spoken to me for
months speak to me now and shake
hands with me. Thus, I must yield to
the voice of the multitude and be the
• • •
I did not consent to run without
cause. In fact, I am showing my ab
solute sincerity by deferring my gradu
ation this year in order to be elected
and serve my friends. There is a rea
son for my being in the field.
What was long a secret is no longer a
secret. It will be remembered that last
year a human being who bore the cog
nomen of Campus Cynic, was accus
tomed to give vent to his rabid ratio
cinations in the columns of the Emer
ald. This individual did not step tim
idly to the threshold of student con
sciousness and tap with a faltering fist.
On the contrary, he strutted boldly in,
without even stopping to wipe his feet
on the doormat, and proceeded to smash
the mental furniture with a relentless
Where we had known the sweetness
of the rose or the perfumery of vagrant
blooms blown on the wastrel winds, this
meliphangoid moha swooped down on
them, leaving naught but dust and
ashes. Where wo had thought the uni
verse was fairly well oiled, he threw
sand and broken glass into the bearings.
TIo was not entirely agreeable.
This cynic, of the paleopsvchic intel
lect, is still extremely among us. Even
this year we have heard his subreptions
of pallid veracity. But now that every
body is convinced that he is a cynic,
he has changed his name to E. J. IT.
Once, not long ago, he broke forth with
a glowing eulogy of the R. O. T. C., an
alleged military organization. He has
said no more.
There is n reason for the cataleptic
silence of E. J. H., and the truth should
be concealed no longer. He is grooming
himself as a dark horse in the coming
student body election. Last year he
ran for an obscure office, inspector of
the library steps, and was properly
snowed under. This year he has changed
his tactics and is running for what he
can get. Therefore, it is my duty to
civilization to see that he gets a de
feat, and all of that that he can handle
I hereby announce that I am running
against him, and a vote for me will be
a vote for the ultimate good of the
MUSICAL AT FRIENDLY HALL
Invitations have been issued for a
formal musical to be given by the men
of Friendly hall on Sunday afternoon,
April 30. The program is being ar
ranged by Reuben Goffreiere and the
musicians will be Joanna James, so
prano; Herbert Pate, baritone; Ralph
Hoeber, cellist, and Reuben Gofferiere,
pianist. The men will be assisted by
Mrs. Edna Prescott Datson, hostess of
SEABECK COMMITTEE NAMED
Edna Largent, Florence Buck and
Helen Addison have been appointed by
t,cl.nine West, president of the Y. W.
l\ A., as a committee to handle the
arrangements for the local delegation
to be sent to the conference at Seabeck.
Washington, in August. This confer
i ce is held annually and is composed
of Y. W. and Y. M. delegates from the
western states. A Seabeck meeting will
he conducted on Thursday, May 25.
CAMPUS BURLESQUE PLANNED
University of Idaho, April 21 (P. I.
V. S.)—Plans for the annual stunt feat
are already being laid by all of the
university classes. This event is oue
if the landmarks of the year, consist
ing of takeoffs on the happenings of
’he past few months. All those promi
nent in college life are given an op
I'ortunitv to see themselves as others
*ee them due to the efforts of their
Notice* wiH be printed in this column
for two issues only. Copy must be in the
office by 4 :30 o'clook of the day on which
it is to be published and must be limited
to 26 words.
Fairmount neighborhood group meets
Monday, May 1, at 7:30 p. m. at Mary
Chisholm’s home, 1731 E. 13th street.
It is important that all members
should be present.
Members of the senior class are urged
to attend a meeting of the class which
will be held in the “Y” hut at 5
o 'clock this afternoon.
Women’s Order of the O—There will
be a meeting Friday at 4 o ’clock in
the library of the Woman’s building.
Class of 1920 will hold a short and im
portant meeting Friday at 5 o’clock,
Room 103 Oregon building.
Eugene Filipino Club—Regular meet
ing in Dean Straub’s room tonight,
April 28, at 8 o’clock.
Corporate communion and breakfast at
St. Mary’s Episcopal church Sunday,
April 30, at 8:00 a. m.
(Continued from page one)
which presents the overture, “Merry
Wives of Windsor,” by Nicolai. This
is one of the heaviest numbers on the
program and offers opportunity for
every instrument and for full orchestra
Immediately after the concert the
floor will be cleared for the dance, for
which music will be furnished by the
Troubadours. The tickets include both
concert and dance. Patrons and pa
tronesses for the occasion are President
and Mrs. P. L. Campbell, Dean and
Mrs. Colin V. Dyment, Dean Elizabeth
Fox, Dean John J. Landsbury, and the
faculty of the school of music.
The program follows:
1. Overture—William Tell .Rossini
2. Valse Triste .Sibelius
3. The Leaden Soldiers.Pierne
4. Violin Solo—Gypsy Serenade.. Valdez
5. March of the Boyards.Halvorsen
6. Prelude .Rachmaninoff
1. String Quartet.
Moment Musical .Schubert
Alberta Potter, Margaret Phelps,
violin; Jane O’Reilly, viola;
Ralph Hoeber, violoncello.
2. An Oriental Interlude.
Beulah Clark, Helen Harper, Gwen
dolyn Lampshire, Helen Caples.
3. University Troubadours—Bright and
Ransom McArthur, violin; Meryl
Deming, cornet; Frank Dorman.
Ted Osborne, saxophones; Her
bert Hacker, trombone; John An
derson, double bass; Darrell Lar
sen, piano; Rav Graham, drums.
1. Overture—Merry Wives of
2. Mighty Oregon .Perfect
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